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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Now it's Golden Join-Alberta move spreads GOLDEN, B.C. (CP) The Golden Chamber of Commerce has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a move for the town of to secede from British Columbia and join Alberta. Only 40 people were expected to attend a meeting called by the chamber Thursday night, but 237 Columbia Valley residents from as far as Revelstoke, 90 miles to the west, and Cranbrook, 160 miles to the south attended. However, only chamber members were allowed to vote on the secession move: 46 for and two against. A delegation from Fernie, whose board of trade last month voted unanimously for Fernie to join Alberta, was on its way to the meeting but called saying their car got stuck in the snow. Most of the speakers at the meeting attacked Premier Dave Barrett's government for ignoring Golden. "Barrett's saving all the carrots for the next election while this little town gets Alderman Doris Larsen said.' Golden has been a Social Credit stronghold for 20 years and is represented in the legislature by former labor minister James Chabot, one of only eight Socreds left in the house after the 1972 NDP landslide. A secession committee was set up and will work with the Fernie committee to rally support from other communities in southeastern B.C. Joe Walsh, a director of the chamber, said many residents in Golden 500 road miles from Vancouver and 160 miles from Calgary shop in Alberta to avoid the five-per-cent sales tax in B.C. Mr. Walsh said the secession committee sent a bouquet of Alberta wild roses to Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed. The enclosed card read: "Alberta, We Love Ya." Death sentence WARSAW (AP) A man accused of hanging and beating prisoners to death while he was a guard at a Nazi concentration camp has been sentenced to death by a Polish court, the Warsaw press reported yesterday. The prosecution said the Henryk Matuszkowiak, a Pole, was uncovered recently in the wester Polish city of Poznan. The specific charges against Matuszkowiak were that he personally hanged 10 prisoners and beat to death five others. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather teachers angry About school teachers from Surrey, B.C., a large suburb near Vancou- ver, descended on the legislature Friday to protest small education budget in- crease. Education Minister Eileen Dailly promised special warrants will be available for school districts with large teacher-pupil ratios. CPA caught in middle SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge......42 30 Medicine Hat 44 27 IPincher.Creek... 40 32 Edmonton 30 6 Grande Prairie 26 14 Banff........... 37 19 Calgary......... 41 19 Victoria 48 39 .11 Prince Rupert... 46 35 .90 Penticton....... 48 38 Kamloops....... 44 35 .01 Vancouver...... 49 43 .32 Saskatoon....... 8 5 Regina.........27 -4 Winnipeg....... 21 2 .01 Toronto......... 22 9 Ottawa......... 13 3 Montreal 12 4 Chicago 30 28 Washington..... 41 29 Miami.......... 78 69 San Francisco... GO- 48 .21 Los Angeles..... 70 49 Phoenix 74 42 Denver......... 46 26 Athens 57 48 Rome.......... 59 46 Paris........... 48 39 London......... 50 39 Berlin.......... 43 36 Amsterdam..... 39 36 Brussels........ 50 39 Madrid 48 37 Moscow 37 30 Stockholm...... 37 32 New York 32 18 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Mainly sunny today with a few clouds this morning. Winds brisk westerly along the foothills. Highs 4045. Sunny tomorrow, lows 20-25. Highs 4045. Calgary Cloudy periods this morning, clearing by noon. Highs near 40, mainly sunny tomorrow. Lows 15-20. Highs near 40. Columbia Kootenay Periods of snow this morning. Cloudy with showers of mixed rain and snow for the remainder of the day. Mostly cloudy Sunday. A few snowflurries in the Columbia district. Highs both days 35 to 40, lows tonight 25 to 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness through Sunday with scattered snows in the mountains and chance of a few showers valleys west and south portions. Cooler Sunday. Highs today 45 to 55. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Sunday 35 to 45. West of Continental Divide Scattered rain or snow showers today ending tonight. Sunday partly cloudy with a few snow showers in the mountains and cooler. Highs today 40s. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Sunday 30s and low 40s. By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA Canadian Pacific Airlines will how be able to turn around some of their transcontinental flights from Vancouver at Toronto or Ottawa without the expense of having to fly on to Montreal, under a policy change announced by" Transport Minister Jean Marchand. Transcontinental flights from Vancouver cannot however be terminated at Winnipeg, it was learned Friday, contrary to earlier reports. Some confusion arose from the announcement of the policy change which led to the belief that the limit had been removed from the number of flights CP Air could make across Canada. This was not correct a spokesman for the transport department said. Nor was it correct to assume that CP Air would be able to initiate new flights from Vancouver and terminate them at Winnipeg under the provisions the new policy, he said. It could lead to a change in scheduling of flights into and out of Ottawa by CP Air, a CP Air spokesman said in Van- couver. Ultimately it is expected here that CP Air will be permitted to introduce more flights from Ottawa westward or from the west into Ottawa with the capital as the final Court orders doctors to try to save baby GEHL I HYDRA-TILT Box visit our dtaptay Heavy Duty All Steel Unit. Lbs. Capacity For Silage, Sugar Beets and Forage at AG-EXPO, March 5th thru March 9th. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Highway-Box 1202 Phone 32S-1141 PORTLAND, Me. (AP) A Maine court has instructed surgeons to try to save the life of a deformed infant whose parents wish it to die Justice David Roberts of Cumberland County Superior Court ruled that the parents of the baby boy "have no right to withhold such treatment and that to do so constitutes neglect in the legal sense." The child, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houle of West- brook, .was born Feb. 9 with several deformities on his left side, including one which ne- cessitates intravenous feed- ing. An operation was per- formed on the child Thursday after the court ruling was is- sued. But a Portland pediatri- cian, Dr. Martin Barren, tes- tified, "We have passed be- yond the point where correc- tion would be of any benefit" to the boy. Officials at Maine Medical Centre said Friday night that the infant was still alive. The hospital brought suit against the Houles two days after the child's birth. It re- quested and received a tem- porary restraining order per- mitting the hospital to con- tinue intravenous feeding to keep the child alive until fur- ther court rulings. Officials said the parents requested that life-sustaining measures be halted and that the potentially corrective op- eration not be performed. Roberts said: "The most basic right en- joyed by every human being is the right to life itself." destination. The decision will depend on the Canadian Transport Commission. A CP Air spokesman at the company's head office in Van- couver told FP Publications Friday the company was seek- ing clarification of the new policy announcement. He ex- plained there were some as- pects on which CP Air was not clear and wanted more infor- mation. It is pleased with the policy change. Unofficially the company had learned that a press report suggesting transcontinental flights from Vancouver could be termi- nated at Winnipeg, was not correct. The operational word in the public announcement was "transcontinental" the department of transport explained. Flying from Vancouver to Winnipeg and turning around after landing there, to fly back to Winnipeg would not be regarded as "transcontinental." Obviously the announce- ment by Mr. Marchand took the Canadian Transport Commission by surprise, despite the fact the minister had mentioned late last year he would be making some changes in domestic air policy early this year. When the transport department suggested FP Publications call the CTC to get clarification on how the new policy would affect CP Air's operations by CTC, passed the query directly back to the transport department "That department has an- nounced the new policy. It will clear up the impact of the pol- icy change and explain what effect it will have on CP said a CTC spokesman. All roads bare and dry except Highway 1 west Calgary to Banff, Rogers Pass and Revelsiofce. Calgary to Banff is bare and dry. Banff to Golden is mostly bare, with occasional slippery sections. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock between Yoho west gate and Golden. Golden to Revelstoke, one inch of snow and plowing and sanding is in progress. Revelstoke to Three Valley Gap, occasional slippery sections and sanding is in progress. forts of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time