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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Quebec shows strength in just about everything Quebec has developed something of a guilt complex at the Canada Winter Games. With nine of 16 sports still to be completed, the Quebec team has already exceeded the 13 gold medals it won at Saskatoon in 1971. So.far in this year's Games it has Ityfficially and is assured of at least one more in the badminton team competition. MEDAL COUNT Medal Handings at the Canada Winter Games after competition Sunday: Gold Sll Br Quebec........18 16 12 Ontario........13 18 B.C Alberta 11 6 3 6 Manitoba N.W.T.........2 Saskatchewan 1 Newfoundland 1 Nova Scotia 0 New Brunswick 0 P.E.I..........0 Yukon..........0 (Extra silver medals awarded in speedskating and extra bronzes in gym- 5 10 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 Both the Quebec men's and women's basketball teams were undefeated in their divisions and stand good chances of winning the titles in that sport. In gymnastics Quebec has captured all 12 gold medals compared with four in 1971 when its men's team won the gold but its women finished second to On- tario. And it has come on strongly in fencing, winning four gold medals and edging On- tario for both the men's and women's team crowns. The other Quebec golds came in syn- chronized swimming and ski-jumping. The fencing ended Sunday with Eli Sukunda, 25, of Windsor, Ont., winning the individual sabre title but' Quebec once again edged Ontario for the team prize. The only team medal Quebec failed to win in fencing was in the epee competition as Rene Robert of Ottawa, Rob Nichol of London, and Alan Christian of Welland combined to win for. Ontario. Robert won the individual gold medal with Nichol se- cond and Jim Robb of Regina third. Alberta swept both curling championships with Dale Cruickshank skipping his Red Deer rink to victory in the men's and Wendy Phillips, playing with an injured knee, leading her Calgary rink to the women's gold. Alberta won the men's in 1971 but its women were fifth. Alpine sluing was an Alberta show over the weekend as Greg Hann, 16, of Banff, won the dual slalom to go with his gold medals in the giant slalom and slalom. Wendy Robinson, another 16-year-old from Banff, won the women's giant slalom. Iva Cejnar, 21, and her 20-year-old sister Dagmar, from Cambridge, combined with Luise Sander, 16, of Dunrobin, to give Ontario the women's cross-country relay crown. Rex and Angus Cockney and Kevin King of Inuvik teamed to win the men's 3 x 10 kilometre relay Sun- day. In ski-jumping at Devon, near Edmonton, Guy McMartin of Hull, Que., recovered from a fall in his first jump to win the gold medal. McMartin cleared 187 feet on his first jump and, with his hand broken, matched that distance. With only one round remaining in the badminton, the Quebec team of Helene Bilodeau, Johanne Farlardeau, Roger Cauchon, Gaetan Jean, Jean-Clause Cloutier and Bernard LaFlamme, all of Quebec City area, were Alberta at a glance CURLING Alberta's men and women both won the gold medals by posting 9-2 records. SKIING Alberta skiiers continue to show their stuff Greg Hann won the giant slalom Saturday and the dual slalom Sunday and Wendy Robinson won the giant slalom Saturday and the bronze medal in the dual slalom Sunday. Our 3x5 women's cross-country relay, team won the silver medal. HOCKEY Lethbridge Native Son's defeated Manitoba 5-1. BADMINTON Our team is in the running for the bronze medal. The competition ends today. BASKETBALL Both bur men and women have 3-2 records and are fighting for fifth place. FENCING Alberta fencers placed well down the list of teams after the event concluded Sunday. WRESTLING Russ Pawlyk of Edmonton won the silver medal in the 132-pound class, the only medal in wrestling for Alberta. Fore more Games coverage see Pages 9-12, 17 The Lcthbridne Herald LXVIII-56 LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1975 15 Cents COLIN Uphill trudge It may not be an official Winter Games sport, but for good old-fashioned winter fun, it's hard to beat tubing down a snowy slope. Pat Lane, 11, of 1809 17 A ST. S., found the uphill trudge worth the effort Sunday with an inch of fresh snow creating Ideal sliding conditions. Federal blue-collar strike spreads west OTTAWA (CP) Negotia- tors for the treasury board and Public Service alliance of Canada (PSAC) continued mediation talks today past a noon strike deadline but union officials said about federal blue-collar workers across the country had left their jobs. Bill Doherty, first vice- president of the Alliance, said at the hotel where mediation talks continued that the exten- sion of talks was "a hopeful sign." There 'were no firm proposals, he added, but general terms were being dis- cussed. "It is an indication there is some he'told re- porters. But he added that the work- ers, including laborers and tradesmen' who maintain federal buildings and equipment, would be striking as planned. The walkouts by members of the group started mostly at noon local times. About 40 postal mainte- nance workers in Ottawa, however, walked out earlier. The group includes civilian defence grain workers, postal and airport maintenance workers. A union spokesman said about workers, con- sidered to provide essential services, remained on the job.' These include employees at' veterans' hospitals, certain runway clearing personnel and penitentiary service employees. Lethbridge establishments affected by the walkouts in the federal civil service would be the airport, the govern- ment grain elevator and the research station. John Hart, Southern Alberta regional representative. for the Public Service Alliance of Canada said this morning he could not say if walkouts would reach here. Seen and heard About town Marc Lalonde sporting a "Kiss me I'm a Liberal" button and Melba Birck oblig- ing British bom Games hostess Maureen Rasmaisen, Magrath, not quite convinced that being bilingual doesn't mean speaking both English and Canadian. Tories take aim i at Socred South By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer The Progressive Conservative provincial election campaign will hit the Solid Social Credit South "early and late and says Premier Peter Lougheed. Meanwhile, all four parties fighting this first winter election campaign in 35 years are gearing up their Southern Alberta organizations in response to the election call. Mr. Lougheed's call for a mandate Friday also derailed a billion budget and 28 per. cent personal provincial income tax cut. The premier's first visit to Lethbridge during the SftiTfcBrSffi MOVIE WAS A STINKER government reception the exhibition pavilion for Canada Winter Games volunteers Wednesday. The reception, for which 000 invitations have been issued, opens at 6 p.m. with beer and barbecued beef on the menu. The premier's campaign schedule has been tentatively set for visits to Cardston and Taber, Feb. 27. and Lethbridge, Feb. 28. He told a recent press conference his party's cam- paign will head south during both the early and late stages of the 40 day campaign. Election day is March 26. The party failed to win any seats south of Calgary in the last election in 1971 and the premier said it was because the momentum of the cam- paign did not get a chance to move south in the later stages. That will not be the case this election, he said. Meanwhile, Mr. Lougheed has said he would consider winning 50 seats in the legislature, the kind of man- date he wants to take into energy negotiations with Ot- tawa and the other provinces April 10. Asked if that meant he is calling this election to win one seat, as the Conservatives now hold 49 of 75 seats in the house, he., said the government's present man- date was obtained under "en- tirely different conditions." Nor is there an historical precedent to the first ministers' energy meeting said to be a major reason for calling the election, he told reporters. On both previous occasions when an Alberta government called an abrupt halt to a legislative sitting for an elec- tion, in 1955 and 1940, the government thought it was in trouble. MLA's should go back to work May 15 for the next ses- sion of the legislature. If the Progressive Conser- vative government retains power, the legislators must re-do all the work accomplish- ed before Premier Lougheed dissolved the house. The legislature will scram- ble to complete debate on legislation to increase senior citizens' pensions to a month, substantially increase workers' compensation benefits and put a 28 per cent personal provincial in- come tax cut into 'effect. In all, about 50 pieces of legisla- tion fell by the wayside Friday. (For related ilory see Page Paper says FBI is infiltrating Canadian radical organizations NEW YORK (AP) The Times says the FBI uses U.S. citizens from time to time to gather intelligence in Canada and elsewhere outside the United States. The Times says that a 42- year-old Tampa, Fla., man and a 36-year-old woman from the Southwest have admitted making number of trips to Canada on missions for the FBI. The man, Joseph Burton, told The Times that he posed as a Marxist for more than two years beginning In May, to infiltrate revolutionary groups in the United States and abroad. The woman, a housewife and mother who requested anonymity, said that besides going to Canada, she posed as a radical in the New Orleans area and made a four-week visit to Chins with a delega- tion of radical Americans in 1971. She filed reports to the FBI about her travelling compan- ions, she said, and obser- vations of Canton, Shanghai and Peking. She said she was introduced to Premier Chou En-lai. Burton, and antique dtaler, told the. newspaper he formed a mock revolutionary group in Tampa called the Red Star Cadre as a cover for his FBI activities. He said he made about 10 trips to Canada for the agency and reported on members of the Canadian Communist par- ty's wing. He said he was instructed to report on any indications the group was passing any funds to Maoist organizations in the United States. On one trip, he said, he be- came a voting member at a conference of the wing and succeeded in causing rift among some of the leftist organizations there. The Rimes says FBI spokes- man James Murphy confirm- ed that the bureau has in the past sent U.S. citizens abroad to gather intelligence. Gathering of intelligence overseas normally falls under the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency but legal authorities were not able to point to any Isw or regulation prohibiting the FBI from doing so. One former FBI official said its late director, J. Edgar Hoover, had wanted to "out- scoop the The Times says. SAULT STE Emanuelle lost its top billing at a theatre Sunday to a skunk. The unwelcome guest forced the cancellation of three showings while fire department smoke ejectors cleared the building of tear gas fumes and the skunk's odor. The tear gas was used by a pest control operator to chase the skunk out of the building. Ethiopia asks U.S. for ammo ADDIS ABABA (AP) Ethiopia's military govern- ment has asked the United States for an emergency air- lift of ammunition as part of a resupply effort in the fight against Eritrean guerrillas, reliable Ethiopian sources reported today. The sources said they ex- pected the request to be re- ferred to U.S. State Secretary Heiiry Kissingfr fora decision that might change the course of U.S. .relations with Ethiopia. 'Supplying the ammunition would indirectly put the U.S. in opposition to Syria, one of the leftist Arab countries that supplies the Eritrean rebels and also one of the countries that Kissinger hopes eventual- ly to bring into a peace agree- ment with Israel. Refusal to fill the request might cause a break between the U.S. and Ethiopia, which under former Emperor Haile Selassie was a staunch ally of the United States. Amin escapes ambush try LONDON (Reuter) The Sunday Telegraph says Presi- dent Idi Amin of Uganda has escaped unhurt from a machine gun ambush which killed three or four of his aides. Inside Actor Conrad Bain proved to be a genuine and thoughtful human being when Herald Family Editor Lynrie Van. Luven Interviewed him during his weekend visit to the city. See Page 20 for his comments on Hollywood, acting, Maude, his persona Arthur and his disastrous stint as a 'farmer' on an eight-acre plot on the outskirts of Lethbridge. 32 Pages Classified........2M2 Comics............M Comment...........4 i Family.........JO, 21 Markets...........J7 i Sports...........-.Ml Theatres............7 i TV.................I! Weather............} .Low iMittt N (-TO, OppotHion Ittdtr tritd t uct todtyl' ;