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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wsdnesioy. febrasry PRIZE COW This five-year-old purebred Charolais cow belonging to Wayne Malmberg of Coaldale, was the top money getter at the annual Canadian Charolais Association's sale and convention held recently in Winmpeg. The cow sold for and was bought by Thormont Ranches of Blackie, Alberta. It was ens ct 19 ani- mals picked especially for the sale which was held in the ballroom of one ot Winni- peg's posh hotels. The average sale price of the animals was Broken rail was cause of pile-up A broken rail has been es- tablished as the cause of a 57- car train derailment Friday near West Glacier, Montana. A spokesman for the rail company, Burlington-Northern, said an earlier report that me- chanical failure may have been involved was incorrect. The t r a i n, a 75-car freight, derailed shortly before noon Friday at tunnel 37, five miles east of West Glacier. No in- juries were reported, although the line was blocked until Sun- day night. Clean-up operations are ex- pected to take another week. Three cars had blocked the tunnel, while others piled up at the west portal of the tunnel. Seven miles of track were washed out by floods in the same area in 1964. Three bow out during year Machinery dealers feel pinch Three Lethbridge farm ma- chinery dealers went out of bus- iness during 1970, and at least two more are in what could be described as dire financial straits. Local farm implement deal- ers say the shut down of the businesses was an aftermath of the federal governments "oper- ation a program to re- duce grain production. One dealer said farmers are just not buying, and it is not because they don't have the money. "In past years we have on the average, had orders for about 25 seeders by this time of the year. This year we have orders for he said. "Farmers are just being more cautious about how they spend their money." Another dealer said fanners are repairing instead of replac- ing. One sales agent said banks may have something to do with the current situation, by being, "too sticky in their lend- ing policies." At any rate, Alberta is not the only province being affected by the plight of the farm com- munity. At the annual meeting of the Saskatchewan Farm Imple- ment Dealers held recently in Regina, it was reported about 65 dealers went out of business in that province over the past two years. The report says only about 15 of these were bona fide dealers, while the rest were sub-margi- nal agents not belonging to the 400-member Saskatchewan as- sociation. The outlook for the future is more optimistic though, as the general farm picture is consid- erably brighter. "Things can only get better, said one dealer, and anyone who made it through the last two years should be able to withstand anything." MAJOR was estimated at when this vehicle, driven by Jerome Allen Gorda, 3ISA 12th St. S., hit a telephone pole at 5th Ave. and Stafford Drive about 11 p.m. Tuesday and overturned. Injured were Gorda, Kendall George Strong, 919 7th St. S., and John Thomas, 742 10th St. N. Thomas is in fairly good condition in St General Hospital where he is under observation for a concussion injury. The vehicle is termed a write-off. In another accident about 5 p.m. Tuesday damage totalled when vehicles operated by Alfredo Louise Lynn, 2002 6th Ave. S., and Betty Olga Mahon, 509 14th St. S., collided in the intersection of loth Ave. and 20th St. S. The Mahon car rolled, and the woman was taken ID St. Michael's, treated for bruises and shock, and released. FLQ communist machine GM's newest and lowest-priced little car. director of CLR TheRrenzastory.. Thetoatestory... Ey JOAN BOWMAN Herald {Staff Writer The Front de Liberation du uebec was not founded as the e s u 1 1 of poverty and unem-loyment in Quebec, but was esigned as a communist ma-line to overthrow the Cana-ian government, according to le research director of the Ca-adian League rights. Pat Walsh, 54-year-old for-ner union organizer in Que-ec, told dose to 200 night at the Civic Sports Centre, that leading folders are Maoists, born or rained in foreign countries, and of middle- and upper-class ackgrounds. Mr. Walsh, national secre-ary of the Canadian Friends of Rhodesia, visited Lethbridge as part of a six-week speaking tour of the four western provinces. Aligned with the right-wing publication, Canadian Intelligence Service, he concludes Ms Alberta tour today in Medicine Hat. The terrorist FLQ, held responsible for the kidnapping last October of British Trade Commissioner James Cross and the kidnapping murder of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, was viewed by Mr. Walsh as part of a vast conspiracy of communism. The conspiracy takes in the Company of Young Canadians, CBC's French radio network, the University of Montreal and universities in general and the Black Panthers in the U.S. Mr. Walsh said "leading people in the leading newspapers" are part of the network and were responsible for the media's "playing down" of the FLQ situation until Mr. La-porte's death. After his murder, the CEC "found reasons to excuse the murderers." He said after the Roman Catholic Church loosened its hold on education in Quebec, "international professors swarmed in and contaminated the minds of students." FLQers during the early 1960s were trained in the Russian line in Algeria and Cuba he said. This was the "roman tic period" when students iden tified with Cuban leader Che Guevara. After Guevara was killed in the wilds of Bolivia in 1967 the FLQ became Maoist and switched from rural to urban warfare. The organization is part of a "Maoist global subversive controlled, masterminded and financed from Peking." Mr. Walsh said former prime minister Lester Pearson was warned in 1963 of the FLQ but he did not consider it as "conspiratorial as it turned out to be." Hence he did order the RCMP not to investigate subversive activity on university campuses. Mr. Walsh said both Liberal and Progressive Conservative governments failed to heed a report of the late 1940s which showed top civil servants were guilty of espionage. Prime Minister Trudeau "likes power" and "exploited" the FLQ situation. He sent troops into Quebec when he was "stabbed in the back" by Le Devoir editor, Claude Ryan, who was part of a conspiracj to replace the shaky elected Quebec government with a non-elected "provisional government." Mr. T r u d e a u's popularity "zoomed up" after his order to send in troops. The people of Quebec "welcomed the army and recoiled with horror at what had happened." Mr. Laporte was picked out for "execution" by the FLQ because he had once been friends with its leading members, hat switched from separatism to federalism, and "kept tabs" on the revolutionaries. Mr. Walsh said the murderers did not suddenly get the idea to murder Mr. Laporte after they heard of Mr. Cross' kidnapping on a radio station in Texas. It was part cf a "long-term sophisticated plot." School drama meet Thursday A junior high school drama rganizational meeting will be leld at p.m. Thursday in le Bowman Arts Centre. The meeting is open to all unior high school drama eachers and anyone else or interested in irama at the junior high school gives reading tonight Earle Birney, Calgary-born wet who has twice won the Jovernor-General's Award for wetry, will give a free public reading of his works tonight at o'clock inthe Science Building lecture theatre on the University of Lethbridge Rapeseed quota up The Canadian wheat board has announced a five-bushe quota increase on rapeseed de-Iveries to processing mills. The increase raises the rape-seed quota to 20 bushels per quota acre from 15 bushels per quota book author here tonight L. J. Smith, president of the Canadian Institute of Charter- j ed Accountants, will address a joint meeting of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and the Lethbridge and District Chartered Accountants Association in the Park Plaza Motor Hotel tonight. The pre dinner gathering at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the program from p.m. WEST COAST SEAFOODS TRUCKLOAD SALE OF FRESH FISH AND SEAFOODS Will held at FORT WHOOP-UP SERVICE Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th FROM 11 A.M. TO 8 P.M. A shipment of Lake Whitefish, Pickeral and Northern Pike will be included In this news The No. 11 Squadron Air Cadets will parade tonight al in the 20th Battery Armories, Kenyon Field. There will bo a band practice at The new Firenza offers you an economy import with all the quality and value of the Mark ofExcellence-atthelowestprice you can pay and get a GM car! Firenza has plenty of power (with plenty in It comes with such rarities in its field as aftill-sizetrunk.Theconvenience of an automatic choke. The sure- ness of rack-and-pinion steering. Firenza is one of the most thoroughly tested and proven cars ever introduced. Andit's sold and serviced by over 500 enthu- siastic Pontiac dealers. The engine story... You can cruise hour after hour athighway speeds without tiring yourself or your engine. And have extra snap on call whenever you want Firenza has one of the best power-to-weight ratios in the gross hp and just over pounds curb weight What's more, the 1975 c.c. overhead-cam engine has been designed to operate efficiently, and with lower exbaust emis- sions, on low-lead, no-lead or regular fuels. Power brakes all 'round with power discs in front Standard equipment! Cars costing twice as much as Firenza can't offer that Our little car gives you the improved brake life and fade resistanceofdisc brakes up front And the reassurance of having self-adjusting front brakes and corrosion-resistant brake lines and a dual master cylinder brake system with warning light. At no extra cost! The transmission Firenza's standard transmission is a four-speed manual with a short-throw shift lever on the floor. All forward speeds are synchronized for smooth, very easy shifting. If you'd rather go foot-loose and shift-free, you can order a console-moun- ted three-speed auto- matic specially developed by GM for the new Firenza. The GM Mark of Excellence story... It isn't easy to earn GM's Mark ofExcellence. Firenza earned it the hard way at one of the world's most demanding and punishing prov- ing grounds. And when all the results were in, Firenza checked out as a very tough, strong, ready, willing and very able car. In any league. Firenza is a qualify car! It has a comprehensive safety and anti-theft package as stand- ard equipment Including a GM- developed energy-absorbing steering column with anti-theft column lock and an ignition key warning buzzer. It has an upper-level ventila- tion system for quiet, comfort- able, windows-up driving. It gives you surprisingly- generous notably, extra legroom in front and hip and shoulder room in back-and it's one of the easiest-to-get-into cars for its size, anywhere. Firenza wears its r GM Mark of I Excellence proudly. 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