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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J THE ISTHBRIDGE HERALD ll'uriday, February 17, 197S Opposition MPs display pre-election ill-temper OTTAWA As opposi-' the campaign cxpeclcd this lion MPs displayed a feisty j year. m-c-ckriion rnowl. Hie govern-! The fourth session o[ Ihe 23th menl offered a siimman of Hie I Parliament was to open today, jiuswiidcd parliamentary se.-' Vndcr pi-omhu-e set by the sion Wednesday, barely noting .government, the Commons re-j by issues likely to get lop billing in I lunu'd from its recess ACCIDENTAL DEATH A New York policeman tries to comforl Nancy Sunshine affer her car hit and killed re- tired poslman Irving Kleinmnn, body in. background. Police who saw the accident said she was not at fault and she not charged. (AP Wirephoto) NDP to launch campaign for oil royalties increase CALGARY (CP) The New Democratic Party will start a public campaign Saturday to create pressure for a substan- tial increase to Alberta's oil It also proposes a tax on nal- ural gas exports thai ore al- ready under contract. Premier Lougheed's promise of public hearings during the royalties, leader Grant Motley upcoming session of the Alber- taid Tuesday. i la legislature is nol sufficient, The government's attitude to- he said, because there is no in- wards negotiating the royalties dication all groups affected by indicates "there will be no ma- the decision will be heard. jor increase unless there is a A rally in Medicine Hat Sat, lot of public Mr. j urday will kick off the NDP jus- Ions enough for Ihe ritual call lo the Senate for Ihe proro- gation speech delivered by Cliicf Justice Gerald Fauleux. The Ji-mivmle speech, written the government, cited the bills passed in the last session and called on Parliament to continue the pace of legislation lo meet the challenges of the fu- ic But the Commons sitting was interrupted by Conservative and New Democrat House leaders who objected to opposition RfPs being prevented from quizzing the government on such issues as unemployment and trade dis- pules with the United Stales. CHARGES GOVERNMENT I Conservative Gerald Baldwin accused tlw government ol to "defraud the members of this House of their traditional rights." Xew Democrat Stanley Knowlcs said thai after the v> ck break there was plenty for the House lo do. The govern- ment was "hiding behind the royal Senate call to hear the prorogation speech. CDinmons Speaker Lurien La- moiu-eux rejected Mr. Baldwin's request to clear the House of strangers, including the messen- ger from the Senate, the public and the press Opposition MPs expressed no satisfaction with Ihe speech, boycotted by all Conservatives except Leader Robert Stanfield, who said Ihe speech was "as dry as lasl year's bird's ncsl." On the issue of unemploy- ment, the speech said: "It is a matter of continuing concern to the government that the rapid increase in the la.bor j force has left many Canadians I out of work notwithstanding the i impressive increase in the num- I her of jobs created. "The rise in output and in erm- CBC hard pressed to stay on air By TIFE CANADIAN PRESS SHIPWRECKED The 86-foot trawler Gulf Gull lies hard aground loday near Louis- burg, N.S. where she grounded in a storm early Tuesday Six men are missing and presumed drowned. Two member: of the nine-man crew managed to reach shore safely and another seaman was rescued by helicopter. (CP Wirepholo) Economic future questions need facing noiv-Cadieux ployment however, Canada's been attained, without jeopardizing unmatched achieve- WASH1NGTON (CP) Am- bassador Marcel Cadieux said today "Canadians are in a quandary" over their economic future and many questions "must be faced now and re- solved soon." "We must find answers which reconcile our traditions, our I the few released to reporters friendship and, ultimately, of course, our national he said in a luncheon address to a conference of Canadian and U.S. business and government executives. Text of his speech was one ol Fierce blizzard hits Saskatchewan REGINA CP) Relative calm returned to most of soulh- ern Saskatchewan today follow- ing a fierce overnight blizzard that brought traffic to a stand- still and threatened hundreds of motorists whose cars were Notley said. In an interview, he said there has been little talk to date of i possible royalty increase when the 10-year agreement expires March .11. "Premier Peter Loughted's j reluctance to discuss this is ceitainly at odds wilh ihe Pro- j gressive C 0 n s e r vative cam- paign of. an open government. "Yet, given Mr. Ijougheed's position and his hackers, I can see why he doesn't mind it be- ing quiet." GIVES REASON The MLA for Spirit River- Fairvicw said his party de- cided to devote all its re- sources to the campaign be- cause t h e opposition Social Credit Party "has spent all its time trying to justify past gov- ernment policy." The NDP wants Hie present royalties on oil and gas. which range from 12lz per cent to campaign. mcnt in the area of price stabil ity." NOTES GROlvTH It said the growth rate of Can- ada's real gross national prod- uct has exceeded that of any in- I dustrialized country in the j world On the current trade deadlock with the United States, rhe speech referred only to the S80- milliou fund created to aid in- dustries hit by the U.S. import surcharge, imposed in August and removed in December. On foreign ownership of Cana- WINNIPEG (CP) Federal. dian industry, another expected _ trapped in the blinding, wind- driven snow. The first glint of daylight showed the storm's toll; hundreds of vehicles abandoned firm for million campaign issue, the speech re- ferred to the establishment last year of the Canada Develop- ment Corp., "to help develop and maintain strong Canadian- Poo! Elevators to purchase the controlled and Canadian-man- Grain Ltd. directors Wednes- day approved an offer from Alberta Wheatpool, Saskatch- ewan Wlieal Pool and Manitoba company's grain business for approximately million. George H. Sellers, president of Federal Grain said the. ap- proval by directors was subject to ratification by the com- pany's shareholders. A share- per cent, at least doubled, [holder's meeting is expected to aged corporations in the private sector." The speech noted that the ses- sion, which opened Oct. 8, 1970, and spanned 496 days, was the longest in Canadian days longer than the 19CB457 ses- about p.m. with greater in- tensity, tapering off just after midnight, One consolation was fairly mild 20 to 30 above during the storm. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES no. E5TABUSHED 1911 lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S, Phone 327-1541 be called for March 10. j Under the lerms of Ihe aarec-1 ment the three pools have j offered t.o purchase all ol the grain fixed assets and shares of pldllJlPCl all grain subsidiaries for ap-1 prosimately 529 million. The i pools have also offered to pur-1 chase the company's inven- GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) IIIHU IO tories of grain, agricultural supplies and sundry items for an estimated fCl million. Mr. Sellers ssid the 561 mil- lion wr.s I'.stiniated figure until an audit of the eompans's inventories could lie taKcn. You are Invited to meet The Lord Of Life in a Crusade With the Campbell-Reese Team Rev. Kenfielh Campbell Rev. James Reese Tonight, Thurs., Feb. 17th 7.30 p.m. Vauxhall Community Hall Fri., Sat. and Sun. Feb. 18, 19, 20 p.m. Vauxhall High School Auditorium EVERYONE WEICOME The Alberta government will establish a S50 million incentive I fund to assist the processing of agricultural products in the j province. Marvin Moore, MLA j for Smoky River, said Wednet- day night. He told the Peace River Slock Growers Association that the government is vitally inter- ested in agriculture and is de- veloping programs to help the production of dairy and beet collie, and sheep. Mr. Moore did not elaborate on Hie incentive fund but said it would assist "good secondary agriculture processing indus- tries." lie said Hie March 2 throne .speech would provide further details. Remanded TABER (Staff) Alvin James Chomos, 25, Wednesday wns remanded in custody for one week after he was charged In Tahcr's magistrates covirt with non-capital murder. The charge resullcd from the shotgun slaying of his father at Tabrr Tuesday night. He was arrested by lown police shortly after Ihe slaying. re-omened VANCOUVER (CP) The i Trans-Canada Highway in Mril- Columbia was rc-opencd through two slldn areas Wed- nesday night, following day- long closure. Snow slides cut Ihe highway in the ItoRors Puss nrea awl at jSpcncps Bridge near the north- I cm end of Ihe Fraecr Canyon. on highways aud city streets. No injuries or serious acci- dents were immediately re- ported. HCMP and two truck services were on the highways at dawn attempting to clear the roads of stalled vehicles. An RCMT said there were about 70 abandoned vehicles in ihe immediate area of Regina bul this was just a small part of the storm's path. The blizzard, preceded in the Moose Jaw area by lightning and thunder as temperatures soared briefly to near 40 de- grees, followed a path roughly from Edmonton southeast to the Estevan-Weyburn areas of Sasr katchewan. FOUR-INCH FALL An average of four Inches of snow fell during the blizzard, driven by winds of up to 70 miles an hour. Three passenger buses had been reported missing, but all Ihree reached their destinations early this morning with no ap- parent injuries to passengers. Two of the buses were up to five hours late on a 45-mile run from Moose Jaw to Regina, and the other arrived from Kaska- loon about seven hours late. The Regina weather office said the storm had moved into North Dakota early this morn- ing and only its fringe was ex- pected to catch parts of Mani- toba. Tlie storm caused improvisa- tion on the late-night newscast by a Regina television station. CKCIv radio and television studios are located about three miles apart with reporters nor- mally travelling from radio to Ihe television station to present the late report. Both newsmen gol stranded in the blizzard and the report had to be fed by tele- phone from the radio station. Two of Regina's largest taxi companys suspended operations i during the height of the blizzard and buses operated only on major streets. BLOCK ROADS Roadblocks were set up around major communities to prevent cars from going on the highways. Near Moose Jaw, 15 members of Regina Silver Foxes of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League ami their coach had to be rescued by a tracked vehicle from Canadian Base Moose Jaw. Their bus had be- come stuck in snow and they were stranded wilhoul heal for about Ihree hours. An RCMP patrolman said ho. feared for the life of anyone who left n stranded vehicle. "You can't even see lo he said groups on snowmo- biles patrolled outskirts of urban areas helping stranded motorists. Tic blizzard formed in Al- berta early Wednesday nnd en- tercd .Saskatchewan. H np- penml to lie over by late altej-- rjrjon but storied up again it Motorcycle club trio get life CALGAHY of a molorcycli were sentenced to life from the two-day closed confer- ence sponsored by the School ol Advanced International Studies, a graduate division of the Johns Hopkins University. Ths executives were meeting at "a time of lull after the he said in referring to Ihe anguish among U.S. trading partners alter President Nixon introduced his new economic policy Aug. 15. When Nixon took office three years ago he had a number ol difficult choices in the face ol plunging U.S. balance-of-pay- ments, Cadieux said. He could devalue the U.S. dollar, suspenc its convertibility or make n de termined effort Ihrougli multi- lateral negotiations to reorgan. ize the international system. WEREN'T PERSUADED "The Nixon administration chose readjustments through friendly persuasion. However the most significant friends were not persuaded." Nixon "did what he had to do" in announcing the sweeping i new economic enc was the only one he could in his responsibility pursue." But tlw the More than radio and TV technicians left their Jobs at the CBC across Canada today, forc- ing management and supervi- sory personnel to the limit to maintain servici. Complicating the huge walk- ouU-one of a series ol rotating strikes a s a decision by members of the Canadian Wire Service Guild not to cross picket lines set up by the striking tech- nicians. CBC maintained service today barely. Both radio and TV programming was affected and lie corporation's main morning radio news program h R World at Eight-was cut off the air in Halifax this morning at he hallway point. An announcer ended the scheduled 30-minute broadcast by saying the program was shortened by "our labor trou- ble." In Toronto, the main news centre for the CBC, spokesman said management personnel were keeping up with schedules. There was a danger, however, that on-air announcers would also refuse to cross the picket lines. The of the National Association of Broad- cast Employees and Techni- out today in Hali- fax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ot- tawa, Toronto, Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Watrus, Sask., Edmonton, couver. Calgary and Van- The walkout was the largest since Jan. 22 when NABET workers in virtually all CBC ccnlres except Ottawa staged a one-day strike after rejecting a conciliation report which recom- mended a six-per-cent wage in- crease retroactive to last July and an additional 4.5 per cent next July in a 21-month pack- age. In Toronto this morning, guild men who write, edit and prepare the joined picket lines that circled the main CBC building. Striking technicians patrolled around Parliament Hill in Ot- tawa today as MPs gathered for the opening of a new session of opening that will not be televised due to the strike. One picket carried i sign say- ing: "MPs got Big Boosts. Why not Finds parents shot lo death EDMONTON (CP) Teresa Gregory, 13, found her mother and father shot to death when she came home Wednesday night. Police said the deaths ol Thomas V. Gregory and his wife, Mildred, appeared to be a case of murder-suicide. Teresa is being looked after by neighbors. Weather and rortd report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET (CP) Three I temporary ]0-per-ecnt surtax on motorcycle club dutiable something Wednesday for the murder of another jrisomnenl non-capital member. Daryle Wayne Johnston, 20, obin Marquis Brown, 18, and Stephen Gerald Poirier, 20, were convicted by judge alone n Alberta Supreme Court at ,hc end of a three-day trial. Ali were Calgary residents when Robert Gordon McLean, 20, of Calgary was killed last September but they had pre- viously lived in Winnipeg. A pathologist testified that McLean drowned in the Bow River but that he would have died anyway from wounds in- flicted about the same time. Mr. Justice Michael O'Byrne found Johnston, leader of the Commandoes Motorcycle Club, and Poirier guilty mainly on the basis of their signed state- ments to police. Also admitted as evidence was a statement by Brown that he, Johnston, Poirier and another club member, John Fortin, 22, look McLean lo the river and "executed" him for violating a club rule. In a separate trial earlier Uiis year. Fortin pleaded guilty to non-capital murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Like the rain, they fell on he just and Ihe unjust alike, We Canadians were caught nut in the downpour looking up with our umbrellas lurlcd." "Canada was without fault" n this case, Ire said in reiterat- ing the arguments that Canada was alredy floating its dollar, Nad no discriminatory barriers against. U.S. trade and was con- tributing to emerging nations. CANADA ALARMED "Canada was alarmed. We were suddenly faced with the probability that we would be ex- porting jobs instead o[ goods." Questions ahead for Canada Included whether "Canada should, to protect itself and our good relations, seek, shock ab- sorbers: go after new markjts The obvious answer was yes. "Should Canada restrict the degree of foreign ownership per- mitted? Probably. But how and to what Fortunately Canada was able to approach such questions "without unduly confusing emo- tions They were "simply deci- sions which must he made ftr the good of Canada and for the good of our common future." Lerhbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary Victoria Pcntictun Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Kcgina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charloltelown Frcdericlon Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Honolulu Rome Paris H 47 45 44 31 30 35 41 53 52 37 46 22 17 20 22 11 31 4-1 LPre 20 IB 17 9 -6 18 16 32 25 23 22 -8 -1 17 2 -4 4 29 .37 47 23 43 IS 41 11 35 32 26 .02 44 BO 70 71 73 7B Berlin 57 .12 48 43 4fi 41 30 Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm Tokyo 18 10 37 32 ..52 41 FORECAST LcMiridge, Medicine II a I. Calgary Today: Cloudy periods. Snowflurrics. Winds W.'ltl and "gusty along Illc foot- hills. Highs 23-M. Lows 20-15. Friday: Mainly sunny. Little change in temperature. Columbia. Koolcnay To- day: Mainly sunny with highs in Ihe mid to upper thirties. Tonight cloudy with periods of snow ending around daybreak. Lows around 20. Friday cloudy. Highs 33 lo 40. Montana East of Contin- ental Divide Today. Partly cloudy loday and Friday. Warmer Friday with southwest winds developing along the east slopes of the rockics. Highs today 25 to 40. Lows to- night 15 to 25. Highs Friday 30 to 45. West of Continental Divide- Today: Partly cloudy. Consid- erable cloudiness tonight and Friday with widely scattered snow showers'. No important tempera hire change Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows to- night 20s. OPEN TONIGHT TRIM THE FAT OUT OF YOUR INCOME TAX We exercise your in making deductions, and reducing your taxed Be- cause BLOCK knows laxci inside-out, we'll make COMPLETE you get legitimate BETURNS deduction-end maximum savings! Our Jorvica ii quick, convenient and In- You'll glad got together. i COAIAKm lunnlH iceunto prtptfltlon of mry return. II m mtka my Ihtt cost you ptnatty or In- III ICTMI. will pn only ItiH ptralty or intwntl. bull's Lirgtil In fcntce Wllli Orer 6000 Offkei In Norlh America 815 THIRD AVE. SOUTH 9-9 Wenkdoyi, 9-5 Saturday Phone 327-3717 MO APPOINTMINT NICIHAKY EHLEN BUY NOW OFF Behlen 20 gauge steel building complete wilh end walls, anchor bolts, steel base plate and large double sliding doors (24'w x See us about this Behlen Sleel Building and its special price. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Box 1201 tethbridge 378-1 Ml OFFICIAL AS OF A.M TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2, Nanton to Clares- holm has some icy patches. Claresliolm to Cardston is mostly bare. Cnrdston to Car- way hns some icy sections. Highway 3, Grassy Lake to Brocket is mostly bare with a few icy sections. Remainder to Ihe B.C. border is mostly bare and in good winter driving con- dilion. j Highway 4. Lcthhridge to Wnrncr has some Icy patches. Warner to Colitis is mostly bare. Highway 6, Pincher Station to Walerlon is nioslly bare with occasional slipcry sec- tions. All other highways in the Lelhbridge dislricls have some slippery sections. Icy patches expected to clear up as soon as temperature rises. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary lo Banff, lanes are bare wilh occasional slip pery sections. lianff-Clolden will have occa- sional slippery sections, plow- ed nnd sanded. Golden lo Itcvelsloko is mostly bare and plowed nnd sanded. Banff-Radium highway Is in good winter driving condilion. Jasper highway is closed. PORTS OF KNTRY (Opening nml Closing; Tlmrsi: Coulls 21 hours; Cnrwny a.m. lo (1 p.m.; Del Donila 0 .m. lo G p.m.; lioosoville. li.C. n a.m. In r. p m Kingsgalc, Il.C., hours; Porthill llykcrts B a.m. midnight. (Jhicl Mountain closed. WlUhorsc, 8 a.m. lo fi p.m ;