Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
High forxatt Friday 40. The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 58 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Ottawa drops austerity program By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) It probably takes a special turn of mind to fathom just what is happening to government spending in the new 1971-72 estimates book. Briefly, it seems to be that spending is going to go up faster next year than it went up this ysar when the government was trying to keep it from going up. C. M. Drury, president of the treasury board and the minister responsible tor preparing the estimates, says the trend will be expansionary. The new spending estimates will help expand the economy by having the government spend more. It will also hire more government workers. Taking all the ordinary departments aid agencies of government, plus the old age security fund, and the money the government plans to lend with the hope of getting repayment in future years, the gross estimates for 1971-72 total million. Up 6.9 per cent That is 6.9 per cent more than the government now expects to have authorized for the current fis- cal year. Another comparison is the new year's spending estimates on ordinary government departments and with the same spending plans a year ago when 1970-71 estimates were first drawn up, million. That is an increase of 11.2 per cent. A year ago, the government was reining in its spending in an intense effort to fight inflation. Even so, the 1970-71 estimates were 7.5 per cent higher than the previous year. While the gross figure now tops million, there is more to come. Supplementary spending authority is always sought from Parliament as the fiscal year progresses. Dur- ing 1970-71, this supplementary spending has amount- ed to million. In 1971-72, there will be additional expenditures that could not be estimated when the new blue book of estimates was prepared for printing a few weeks ago. High on this list will be the additional 'cost of un- employment insurance under the plan which the gov- ernment hopes to introduce about July 1. The gov- ernment proposes to have the general treasury bear the load of unemployment insurance benefits when- ever unemployment runs to more than four per cent of the labor force. Below that level, benefits will be paid directly out of insurance premiums. The new estimates are' predicted on the country's gross national product topping million in 1971. It ran to about million in 1970. Doctors paid each EDMONTON (CP) Ten doctors in Alberta earn- ed more than each in the year ended June 30, 1970. The annual report of the Alberta Health Care In- surance Commission, tabled in the legislature Wed- nesday, shows that four of them received payments of more than each. All were medical specialists, including eight lab- oratory pathologists, one x-ray radiologist and one rhino-otolaryngologist. The average payment to 1.148 medical practitioners was with 42 pathologists averaging The total amount paid to all practitioners during the year was million. million profit The commission had a profit of million. Rev- enue amounted to million, with million com- ing from premiums and from federal contribu- tions. Expenditures were million, including for administration and general expenses. The provincial government contributed million for a subsidy of one-half the premium for persons whose taxable income in the preceding year was not more than Premiums were for single per- sons and a year for a family. Average-payment figures in the report include only practitioners who received or more. A total of received payments during the year. Forty-nine doctors received payments of more than including one chiropractor. General prac- titioners averaged Specialists averaged but the average for pathologisls and radiologists was Deer horn extract new export EDMONTON (CP) Alberta's newest product for expert might be ground o'ccr horn extract. Korea urgently wants to import 100 Alberta deer to make ''ground deer horn Harry Har- grave, Alberta's trade commissioner, said here. Addressing the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Hargrave said the deer torn extract is used in Korea to restore physical energy. Mr. Hargrave said a Korean businessman told him: "I cuiildii't finish seven holes o( golf. But with I ho horn extract I can ploy 18 holes and have enough energy for a nightlife as well." More jobs seen for Albertans EDMONTON (CP) The Social Credit government has every reason to be optimistic about an improvement in the province's unemployment pic- ture, Municipal Affairs Minis- ter Fred Colborne told the Al- berta legislature Wednesday. The government could do little to reduce unempolyment before, Mr. Colborne said, be- cause "measures to cure un- employment must t- applied in all parts of the country at the same time." "No province can cure un- employment within Its borders when it is the result of federal economic policy and is nation- wide. IMPORT JOBLESS "If we oould produce enough jobs to employ all our people in Alberta without other prov- inces doing the same thing, we would simply import the un- employed from other prov- inces." Alberta now can introduce new programs to produce more employment, he said, because the federal government has ended its austerity measures, the Bank of Canada is increas- ing the money supply, Ottawa is making funds available for employment making projects and unemployment is being dealt with in all parts of Can- ada. Mr. Colborae said the gov- ernment's fiscal policies have kept unemployment in the province or 6.5 per cent of the labor force at the end of January to a mini- mum. "Our unemployment will re- duce faster than in other parts of he said, "because we are already better off, and our recovery will be complete long before that of other prov- inces." The debate on employment was sparked by a proposed op- position amendment to the re- ply from the speech from the throne. The amendment, tendered by David Russell (PC Calgary- Victoria Park) criticized the government for not doing any- thing to avert the unemploy- ment crisis. With Social Credit outnum- bering the progressive conserv- atives 55 to 10 in the 65 seat Two Warner children faces house, the amendment certain defeat. "The total of those affected by unemployment, including wives and children, undoubted- ly exceeds perish LEGEND (CP) Two chil- dren from Warner drowned Wednesday when they fell through ice covering a small body of water near here. Dead are Travis Tyler Hirsche, 4, and his siter Wanda Lee, 5, children of Mr. and Mrs. Nyal D. Hirsche of Warn- er district. Legend is 55 miles southeast of Lethbridge. per year for life ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) For a person can take a chance at winning a year for life or a minimum of in the New York state lottery. The tickets will be sold from March 1 to April 30, with the draw in May. Other prizes are one each of and 10 each of 500 each of and thousands of prizes, according to the number of tickets sold. swing Tough-talking Nixon th Big to fluorides CHICAGO (AP) More than U.S. communities with populations totalling more than 82 million now are adding fluor- ides to their public water sup- plies. The yearly rate of in- crease continues to be about 400 to 500-communities, Dr. Viron Diefenbach, assistant executive director for dental health of the American Dental Association said in an interview Wednesday. Poor book-buyers TORONTO (CP) Canadians are not a nation of book-buyers, the former managing editor of University Press told a public forum here. Franeis Halpcnny said she once asked some students how many had bought even ono Ca- nadian book in the previous six months and the only auswcr was silence. holds out air Reds warn move means attack WASHINGTON (Reuter) A tough-talking Presi- dent Nixon held out today the threat of a resumption of U.S. bombing of North Vietnam if Hanoi retaliates against the South Vietnamese thrust into Laos by launching an offensive across the demilitarized zone. Meanwhile Communist delegates to the Vietnam peace talks charged today that Nixon is preparing to attack North Vietnam and warned that such a move AND NOW THE FUDDLE DUDDtE BUTTON-Fresh on the heels of the "fuddle duddle" sweatshirt comes the "fuddle duddle" button. The buttons, produced by a Toronto nov- elty company, began showing up in Toronto Thursday, just two days after Pierre's, alleged use of obscenity in the Commons and his explanation that he only used the words "fuddle duddle." As well as the Trudeau button (right) is a button showing Robert Stanfield asking "What is 'dot' fuddle duddl e" in French. Blame it on Trudeau LONDON (CP) Almost as if they had one eye on front- page accounts of the language controversy in Ottawa involv- ing Prime Minister Trudeaa MPs-in the British Commons took to uttering some potent expletives or denouncing them during heated exchanges Wednesday. The passions aroused by the current post office strike were responsible for an outburst in- volving Eric Heffer, an Oppo- sition Labor MP, who called Employment Secretary Rob- ert Carr a "bloody hypo- crite." "That is not a parliamen- tary expression and Mr. Hef- fer must withdraw said Speaker Selwyn Lloyd. Later, after duly withdraw- ing the remark, Heffer was able to brand Carr "totally hypocritical" and no objec- tions were raised. "Hypocrisy is all right by Parliament's peculiar stand- ards but bloody is not permit comments reporter Nor- man Shrapnel in The Guard- ian. Earlier Heffer had aroused the indignation of the commit- tee-session chairman at the Million on relief NEW YORK (AP) New York City's welfare rolls in- creased by persons in De- cember, the largest monthly in- crease in 26 months. House for his use of the phrase, "who the hell are or- dinary Chairman'John Jennings, a Conservative, said that in the context of the committee dis- cussion the word "hell" ex- ceeded the terms of parlia- mentary politeness and deco- rum. "I object to the use of the Jennings added. Interest shown in sub-chaser OTTAWA (CP) Defence Minister Donald Macdonald said today his department has been encouraged by the "recent level of foreign interest" in the hy- drofoil, Canada's experimental high-speed submarine-chaser. Mr. Macdonald told the Com- mons defence committee that in recent weeks the test version of the hydrofoil has been on a heavy-seas trial program, and now has been taken into dry- dock for detailed examination of its foils before proceeding with the remainder of its trials. "Preliminary assessment of these trials has been encourag- ing and I am awaiting a more detailed report. "It would appear that other nations are becoming increas- ingly aware of the potential of the hydrofoil-type craft." HITS 72 MPH Naval officials call the Bras d'Or, the prototype hydrofoil, the world's fastest warship. It has reached speeds of 62 knots than 72 miles an hour. The controversial ship has cost more than million in six years of construction and tests. The original price tag in 1963 was to be million. A fire dur- ing construction added mil- lion to the cost and expenses continued to rise from there. The vessel lifts its aluminum hull out of the water at high speeds on diamond-shaped foils fore and aft. would threaten Com- munist China. NO N-WEAPONS Nixon has made only one lim- would not use nuclear weapons. But he does not expect North Vietnam will try to pour troops across the zone separating the two Vietnams, now that its sup- ply lines to the south along the Ho Chi Minn Trail in Laos are under attack. The president based his warn- ing, issued at an unscheduled news conference Wednesday, on his need to protect reduced American forces withdrawing from Vietnam. He also left open the possibil- ity that the South Vietnamese might want to launch an offen- sive against Communist supply lines in North Vietnam itself. But he said any American air support would have to be ap- proved by him. Pressed repeatedly to discuss any South Vietnamese crossing into North Vietnam, he insisted: "I am not going to speculate on what they will or will not do." APPROVAL NECESSARY "But any American participa- tion has to be approved here, and any South Vietnamese deci- sion with regard to what they do would depend on American co-operation. The president was in a deter- mined mood as he discussed the war, and his refusal to specu- late about a possible South Viet- namese push into the North was seen mainly as a further effort to keep Hanoi guessing about his future plans and how far Washington was prepared to go. Nixon gave an assurance that the current offensive against the Ho Chi Minn Trail in Laos was not a threat to China and should not be interpreted as one in Pe- king. "I don't believe the Chinese have any reason to interpret this PS a threat against them or any reason to react to he said. 'Doves. I hope? Worker killed by falling tree VALLEYVffiW, Alta. (CP) Aron Fehr, 40, of LaCorey, was killed in' a logging acci- dent. Mr. Fehr was working in a logging camp near this commu- nity about 200 miles northwest of Edmonton when a tree fell, pinning him to two other trees. New Canadian grading systems caused wheat deal breakdown GENEVA (CP) Negotia- tions to shape a new world wheat pact collapsed mainly be- cause Canada disclosed it in- tends to revise its entire wheat grading systems, a U.S. dele- gate to the month-long United Nations conference maintained today. "We had no said the delegate who asked not to be identified. "With the Canadian grading system being changed we had of defining a ref- erence wheat in the new agree- ment." A nember of the Canadian delegation countered that bar- gaining broke down because the United States demanded that a new pnot be pinned only to one 1 at the Canadian Lakehead. The current International Grains Arrangement covers floor and ceiling prices for 14 wheat varieties, based at U.S. Gulf ports. The A m e r i c a n s maintained this imposed a rigid- ilv on American marketing. They wanted far greater flexi- bility by twitchig the pricing pattern to the Canadian Lake- head as in previous agreements. These and other differences between Canada and the the world's top wheat exporters reported by informants to be the major causes of the breakdown in negotiations. The meeting of the 57 coun- tries likely will end Friday with a "limited" agreement which in effect will allow the existing ad- ministrative machinery to con- tinue. Former Nun and husband ordered to repay EDMONTON (CP) A for- mer nun and her husband were ordered by Mr. Justice Neil Primrose in Alberta Su- preme Court to repay about obtained from the Sis- ters of Providence of Calgary. The civil action against Mr. and Mrs. James H. Roach of Dartmouth, N.S., was brought by the Sisters of Providence, the order Mrs. Roach belonged to. The order's statement of claim said Hint in I96S a Cal- gary man died and left to the order a month to be used for Providence Creche, a boms in Calgary for unwed mothers, handicapped children and a day-care centre. Sister Julie Jager, now Mrs. Roach, was appointed as one of the agents and trustees for withdrawing funds from an Arizona bank that contained the funds, the court was told. Sister Julie left the order in 1967 and later ntarried Mr. Roach. In December, 1969, the claim said she wrote the Ari- zona bank under the name of Sister Julie Jager requesting all monies still on deposit and received a cheque for in American funds. But for the first time in 21 years there will be no pledged agreement among importers and exporters on floor and ceil- ing prices, or on quantities of wheat the importers might buy from the main producers. It will, in effect, be a free market with exporters compet- ing fiercely against each other for sales made more precious by the fact that the major sup- pliers have huge surpluses. The American delegate said there will be no price war. He said reports in Canada that a price war is imminent are "ri- diculous." All the U.S. wanted was ''a fair share" of the world market. Asked whether the U.S. has been getting a fair share, he said "no." "No one will benefit from a price he said. "It will not increase the total wheat sold." But the U.S. intends to remain competitive and will use its huge government treasury to do so. he added. The American administration provides heavy subsidies to aid its wheat exports. Book firm broke TORONTO (CP) Mc- Clelland and Stewart Ltd., one of the last major Canadian- owned book publishing houses, is for sale. Jack McClelland, president of the 63-year-old firm, told a news conference today the company is million in debt and the de- cision to sell is a "matter of economic necessity." "Although we have just com- pleted the most profitable year in our history, we have reached the end of our ability to borrow money on a reasonable basis. "The firm is in no immediate difficulty but my personal finan- cial commitments on behalf of the firm are close tt mil- he said. "I don't have that sort of money. AVOID FOREIGN SALE Mr. McClelland said it is "highly unlikely" the firm will be sold to foreign interests, ex- cept as "a last resort." ''We are currently studying several Canadian he said. "We will, of course, consider offers from any re- sponsible source but this firm was not developed in order to be sold to foreign owners. "It would be a negation of my whole career and all that the firm stands for." TWO OTHER SALES There have been two other sales of book publishing inter- ests in recent months, both to U.S. interests. Ryerson Press, oldest pub- lishing house in Canada, was sold last November to Mc- Graw Hill of Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of a giant U.S. firm. Ryerson, publishing arm of the United Church of Canada, also claimed financial difficulties, and criticized the government for not coming to its rescue. In October, 1970, W. J. Gage Ltd., sold its textbook division to Scott Foresman and Co. of Illinois. Find body of missing Brocket girl The body of- Nalsena Small Legs, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Small Legs of the Peigan Indian Reserve was found Wednesday south of the Brocket townsite. The girl had been missing from her home since late Fri- day and was the subject of an extensive search by members of the RCMP and 'residents of the reserve. RCMP said there was no evi- dence of foul play. Pincher Creek' RCMP are continuing the investigation. Seen and heard About town COLLEGE students Col- lode R p g o Ii r. Carole Strong, iMclissa Harris and Diana 'Footc getting the fun- days message at the same time, ir, the same place, in the same way: "Your pixie loves you" City hall janitor asking after-mid- night-working mayor and al- derman if they would "mind going as il cost- ing the city S-l an hour to keep him there after hours.