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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 IMS KSRAtO Watlneiday, Fsbruotv 17, Idea of export to hit by Sosfe, tcater chief OTTAWA (CP) Canadians' hould "never at any time" con- ider exporting water to the United States if there is a posa- bility such exports would be det- rimental to the development of Canada, a Saskatchewan judge said Tuesday. Judge Harold W. Pope told a water management conference hat "hardly a week goes by without some person in North America expounding the virtues of Canadians exporting water to our neighbor tc the south." It is suggested that Canadians QUESTIONED CLOSELY-Prime Minister Trudeau, pon- phrase in the Commons Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Trudeau ders and replies as reporters question him closely con- denied the charges. See story Page 26. cerning opposition charges that he mouthed on obscene Health minister under fire in Dr. Rudy Regehr episode VANCOUVER (CP) Dr. Rudy Regehr, centre of a hos- pital controversy which blew up around the town of Clear- water in the British Columbia interior and spilled over into the legislature, says B.C. Health Minister Ralph Loff- mark didn't use the term "lift- ing of a medical licence" or "medical competency" at a No- vember meeting on the issue in Vancouver. In a telephone interview from Pincher Creek, where he set up his practice last month, Dr. Regehr said he met there Tuesday with a Dr. Gossen of Vancouver who said he was a representative of Mr. Loffmark and "he basically discussed the political situation there (in B.C.) in regards to certain statements attributed to Mr. Loffmark against me." He said he had written a per- sonal letter to the minister a letter "which as far as I know will not be made public" in which he "corrected some cf the wording used in the press media that was not quite ac- curate." Dr. Regehr, 27, left Clear- water, 80 miles north of Kam- loops earlier in January, after Mr. Loffmarfc refused to allow the community to open a small, 50-bed hospital. The only doctor serving a wide area of the Cariboo coun- try, he said it was impossible for him to work without a hos- pital "for any length of time." Monday, Barrie Clark (L North Vancouver-Seymour) de- manded in the legislature that the minister resign, claiming Mr. Loffmark had untruthfully denied questioning the doctor's qualifications and right to prac- tice in B.C. Earlier, in a speech to the House, he alleged .that Mr. Loffmark had written to Dr. Regehr, accusing him of play- ing politics in the issue and threatening to look into his medical competency to see whether his licence should be lifted. Since then. Mr. Loffmark has filed correspondence in the House, which he said proved he did not, at any time, threaten to take such action. Mr. Clark read an extract from one of the letters Mon- day, in which the minister in- formed Dr. W. G. MeClure, registrar of the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons: "At no; time, have I ever sug- gested or said I was going to look into Dr. .Regehr's medical competency and see about lift- ing his licence." Here, Mr. Clark accused Mr. Loffmark of tabling "an untrue and later, outside the house, produced a tran- SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS CREST TOOTHPASTE Reg. 1.29 Everyday at THRIFTWAY MODESS FEMININE NAPKINS 48s SPEC1AI Complete Reg. 10.95 SCOPE MOUTHWASH and GARGLE 12-oz. Reg. 1.49 LYSOL :LE; TOIIET BOWL CLEANER 16-fl. oz. SPECIAL Y05 Shampoo For oily or normal hair 15.5-fl. oz. 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Questioned about that state- ment Tuesday, Dr. Regehr sail be had no idea who taped the meeting in the minister's Van couver office and added tha his recollection of tie commen was that it fitted the quotatio given by Mr. Clark, although ie couldn't say "word for word." Asked if he considered th quotation to be, in effect threat to his licence and ques- tioning of his competence, h replied: "I won't Interpret the quote I think anyone can interpret any way they want." Dr. Regehr said he was aerta Liquor Control Board. The public and separate school boards decided indepen dently last year that scboo josts could be trimmed if the 'acilities were put to use in evenings and weekends by community groups and agreei liquor would be acceptable. Jurors sent home LOS ANGELES (AP) ft- rors in the Sharon Tate murder trial, locked up nightly far seven months to avoid expowre to possibly prejudicial publicity, were told Tuesday they can live at home during the remaining days of the sentencing hearing. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Older acted after a woman alternate juror fainted while being sworn in to replace a juror who said he had to go borne for personal reasons. The judge did not explain the reason for his decision. Defence lawyers said they opposed the move during argument! in chambers. Said chief defence counsel Paul Fitzgerald: "It will open them up to an enor- mous possibility of juror intimi- dation." He implied people might try to influence the jurors in their decision on a penalty for Charles Hanson and three women members of his hippie- style clan, convicted last month of murder-conspiracy in the slayings of Miss Tate and six others. The jury is hearing testimony to determine whether the de- fendants should be executed or given life imprisonment. Court will be in recess until Thursday to allow jurors to col- lect belongings and move out of a hotel where they have lived during the trial. The jury was sworn in last July 14. TO VISIT CANADA SEOUL (Reuter) Hyo-sang Rhee, South Korean National Assembly Speaker, will leave here March 7 on a trip that in- cludes a five-day official visit to Canada starting March 15 at the invitation of the Canadian Com- mons Speaker. He will discuss, among other things, formation of a Korean-Canadian parlia- mentary society, his office said. On his way to Canada he will visit Washington. Weather and road report 0 ABOVE 12-00 ZERO AT SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lettbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Banff......... Calgary Penticton Prince Gsorge Vancouver Saskatoon Swift Current Moose Jaw Regina....... iVinnipeg...... Toronto Montreal...... St. John's..... Fredericton St. John's, Nfld Washington San Francisco Rome......... 44 24.. 40 25 42 26 38 10 37 21 40 27 48 24 40 18 49 32 39 14 35 23 38 29 36 26 39 30 28 21 17 4 31 15 21 0 31 15 41 26 66 51 .04 37 50 .02 Brussels........35 48 Paris...........38 47 London.......... 34 43 Berlin.......... 33 44 Amsterdam...... 36 43 Madrid........ 37 43 Stockholm.......26 34 Tokyo......... 35 58 FORECASTS Lethbridge Mostly sunny today. Winds West 15 to 20. Highs near 40. A few clouds Thursday. Lows 10 to 15. Highs near 35. Medicine Hat Mostly sunny today and Thursday. Highs today near 35, Lows to- night near 10 above. Highs Thursday near 30. Kootenay, Columbia Today: sunny except for cloudy periods in the Columbia dis- trict. Thursday: sunny be- coming cloudy near noon with occasional rain or wet snow by evening. Highs today, 40 to 45; lows tonight to the mld-20s. Highs Thursday near 35. KRAUSE CHISEL PLOW Higher Performance Wider Range of Sizes Greater Strength Flexibility for better re- sults and lighter drafc GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY IETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 5 West Coleman to the B.C. border, presently snowing heavily, visibility is ?i of a mile. All other highways In the Lethbridge district are hare and dry and in good whiter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Golden is plowed and sanded, few slip- pery sections. Golden to Revel- stoke received 2-3 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways received new snow overnight, plowed and sanded. Creston-Salmo highway had 9 inches of new snow, few slip- pery sections, plowing and sanding in progress. PORTS ENTRY (Opening nnrt Closing Courts 24 hours: Canvay 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; nooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, 24 hours; Portlull-Rykcrts 8 to midnight. Chief Mountain Closed. Wildhorsc, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;