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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lctlibridne Herald LXVIII-58 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1975 Native Sons slam P.E.L 13-2 for third win Albert Dumont has nothing personal against Prince Edward Island. "I've never even been he says. And he is not likely to get an invitation, not for a while anyway. Dumont scored three goals Tuesday as the Lethbridge Native Sons, representing Alberta, trounc- ed P.E.I. 13-2 to remain unbeaten after three games in division B. Dumont performed his heroics before more than 800 fans at the Sportsplex. Ottawa spending 15 Cents POINT pts Quebec..............143 Ontario..............134 British Columbia.....131 Alberta..............125- Manitoba............114 Saskatchewan........102 Nova Scotia...........89 New Brunswick.......75 Prince Edward Island .59 Newfoundland.........53 N.W.T................23 MEDAL COUNT Medal standings after the seventh day of com- petition at the Canada Winter Games: Gold Sil Br Quebec........20 17 12 Ontario........13 18 11 B.C............9 10 Alberta........8 '3 7 Manitoba......5 10 4 N.W.T.........2 0 2 Saskatchewan 1 3 12 Newfoundland 1. 1 1 1 Nova Scotia.... 0 0 2 New Brunswick 0 0 Z P.E.1..........0 0 0 Yukon.......'.. 0 0 0 (Extra silver medals awarded in speedskating and extra bronzes in gym- A group of Ontario youngsters more concerned about their education than about the prospect of careers in pro hockey combined Tuesday night to give the Yukon a lesson at the Canada Winter Games. The score was deceiving, only 4-1, but Ontario's mastery was evident throughout. Several of the other games ended in scores more one-sided, but On- tario's players, all members of Oakyille Blades, were not im- pressed. "We're not playing well at least not con- said Paul Hammond, 20, a left winger. In other Division A hockey games, Nova Scotia remained tied with Ontario for first place by defeating the Northwest Territories 11-2 and Saskatchewan posted its first victory by defeating British Columbia 10-5. In Division B, Alberta battered Prince i Edward Island 13-2 on j the strength of eight first-period goals to re- I main deadlocked with Quebec for first place. :j With seven sports to be completed between now and the end of the Winter Games Saturday, Quebec remains on top in the points race and stands a good chance .of beating out Ontario, winner of the 1967 Games in Quebec City and the 1971 renewal in Saskatoon. Quebec has gained 143 points from nine sports com- pleted, Ontario is second with 134 and British Colum- bia third with 131. Figure skating, weightlifting and judo begin today and end Friday. Table tennis also starts today and runs until Saturday, the same day the boxing and hockey competitions end. Volleyball, which began Monday and runs to Satur- day, is going as expected with the Manitoba men's and women's teams undefeated as they bid to repeat their 1971 victories. British Columbia also has a 3-0 record in the men's and is 2-0 in the women's B division while Alberta and Nova Scotia are 2-0 along with Manitoba in the women's A division. Nova Scotia, which has not yet won a gold medal here, got off on the right foot in boxing with five wins in seven bouts at Claresholm, one of the centres in Southern Alberta where Games events are being staged. Nova Scotia athletes have only two bronze medals to show for their efforts but with 89 team points they are in seventh place in the over-all standings and seem sure to win the Centennial Cup as the team that makes the greatest percentage increase in points over 1971. They had 107 at Saskatoon and finished eighth. i Alberta at a glance HOCKEY The Lethbridge Native Sons defeated Prince Edward Island 13-2 for their third straight win. BOXING Four of seven Alberta boxers won their bouts. Cardston boxer Hugh Calfrobe Jr. lost a decision to a B.C. boxer. VOLLEYBALL Alberta shares second place in men's Division B' with a 2-1 record, while our women are so far un- defeated and share top spot in women's Division A.. Our men defeated the Northwest Territories 15-3 and 16-14 and our women beat Yukon 15-4 and 15-2. to top billion Retaliation threats will 'hurt U.S.9 OTTAWA (CP) Estimates of government spending for the year beginn- ing April 1, including an over- all increase ranging from 11 to 13 per cent, were tabled today by Treasury Board Chairman Jean Chretien. However, the government has changed its bookkeeping system for payments to provinces and the result is that the spending increase is understated. I Eritreans i intensify assault on Asmara ADDIS ABABA (AP) Eritrean guerrillas continued to battle government troops today outside Asmara after the heaviest fighting inside the besieged provincial 'capital in eight days. Residents said there were several explosions in the city more than an hour aftet sunrise and steady firing was reported through the morning on the twisting mountain, road to Massawa, Ethiopia's seaport on the Red Sea. The rebels also were con- centrating rocket and machine-gun fire on the air- port, to which the government is ferrying reinforcements, residents said. Fighting erupted again in Asmara Tuesday night when bands of about two dozen heavily armed men simultaneously attacked five military installations in various parts of the city about two hours after the nightly curfew cleared the streets of civilians. Residents said the guerrillas and the army trad- ed heavy fire for more than eight hours. They said the shooting in the city tapered off before dawn. Some observers thought the attacks might signal a new phase in the National Eritrean Liberation Front's war to free Eritrea, the country's northernmost province, from Ethiopian rule. But another source said he didn't think it- was "any great offensive." It's a continuing effort to keep the troops off balance, using minimum force." Based on figures supplied by finance department officials; the range of projected spending increases is per cent to 14 Vi per cent. The estimates tabled Wednesday are the first in a series for the coming fiscal year and cover projected spending of 128.242 billion. The maximum of bil- lion had been projected in the November budget brought down by Finance Minister John Turner. The greatest increases on a percentage basis are for foreign affairs, culture and recreation activities and general government services, which include operations' of the House and Senate. The government's total wage and salary bill, including benefits, is expected to go up by 12.1 per cent, to billion. Spending for construction of new buildings, land purchases, and purchases of machinery and equipment are projected to increase by 36.7 per cent to billion. The treasury board has au- thorized a 3.3-percent man- power increase. It forecasts government workers will do man-years of work in the 12 months between April and next March. That figure does not include military forces, and the forces total is man-years. The spending total of billion projected by Mr.. Turner covers only govern- ment spending from general tax revenue. In addition, there are a variety of specia.1 funds and loans. NEED APPROVAL The estimates contain details on billion worth of non-budgetary items which require parliamentary approval. Not detailed in the estimates is spending for other projects approved by previous legislation One special fund not includ- ed is for old age security and income supplement payments. The projected total for 1975-76 is billion, up 15.6 per cent from this year. Among major categories of spending, the largest is health and welfare and the largest' dollar increase was for this category. The increase is million, or 11.8 per cent, to a projected total of billion. The largest percentage rise is 36.8 per cent for foreign af- fairs. The projected total for the earning year is million. A 55-gallon drum displaying the mark lies in the middle of a house that was destroyed by a tornado that swept through Georgia Tuesday afternoon, ply and demand has been told OTTAWA (CP) Threats of retaliation will diminish the United States chances of getting favorable treatment. on Canadian natural gas supplies, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Tuesday. He made the comment in the Commons after hearing reports that an unnamed U.S. state department official warned that Canada faces drastic retaliation if it reduces gas exports to its neighbor. He said outside the Com- mons later that the U.S. state department plans to repudiate the comments. Asked whether the state- ment might have been planted as an unofficial warning, he said: "If it was, it's not going to work." "The Americans are con- cerned about natural gas sup- plies, but no threats have been made during any of my meet- ings with either the adminis- tration or Mr. Macdonald said. The reports from Washington said the state department considered a number of retaliatory measures, including cutting off Canadian pipelines on U.S. soil and ending coal exports to Ontario steel mills and electrical generating stations. Mr. Macdonald, replying to questions from James Gillies Toronto Don said long-term gas supply contracts and export permits from the National Energy Board provide for a reduction in shipments if they are not surplus to domestic needs. A board hearing on gas sup- killing at Jeatfone person and injuring 35 others. See News in Brief, Page 2. Blue-collar workers back to bargaining Mediation talks were to resume at p.m. today between the treasury board and the Public Service Alliance of Canada according to a news report from Ottawa. The move followed a re- quest from Jacob Finkelman, chairman of the federal public service staff relations board. Low public service pay could mean labor crisis For mon 13, 14, 21-23 OTTAWA (CP) A con- fidential report prepared by the federal pay research bureau says the public service will have to deal with labor shortages in the next decade unless it pays its blue-collar employees wages comparable with those in other sectors. The report, especially deal- ing with members of the general labor and trades group, who now are on strike across the country, says the government has difficulty in competing for skilled tradesmen because of lower pay rates. In recent contract talks, wages have emerged as the main issue, with the Public Service Alliance asking for in- creases that would bring pay of the group to within 90 per cent of similar rates in the private sector. The treasury board has ar- gued that public servants have better fringe benefits and pen- sions and are assured of continuing employment while tradesmen in the private sec- tor are subject to layoffs. Average hourly wages of the group now are with the range between a low of for airport runway maintenance workers and a high of for aircraft mechanics. The report says the govern- ment has had trouble recruiting skilled tradesmen who are in short supply because of the generally lower federal pay. More than 50 per cent of the labor and trades group is aged 45 or more and over the next decade the government will face a rapid turnover in work- ers. The two sides have agreed to a 48 hour news blackout, a board spokesman said. Mediator Tom O'Connor, who was involved in talks earlier this week, will be try- ing to bring the parties together again. The contract dispute has led to widespread strikes dis- rupting air travel, postal ser- vice, road clearance and grain shipments in various centres. In Lethbridge, postal operations remained normal today despite walkouts in ma- jor centres. Postmaster Art Lewis said mail came in normally this morning. He had no word on the effect of walkouts at the Calgary mail terminal or the main terminal in Toronto, he said. Much mail for Lethbridge goes through Calgary and Ed- monton, but airmail from the cent increase over a one-year contract, about 90 per cent of parity with the private sector. It rejected a conciliation report calling for 15 per cent the first year and 11 per cent the second year of a two year pact. a shortage -will develop by 1980. It will continue until new supplies are available by pipeline from frontier areas. Mr. Macdonald said the question of what happens to gas exports remains hypothetical until the board makes its report. But in an earlier interview he said that maintaining "good cross-border relations" would affect any government decision to either cut exports to meet total domestic de- mand or to share shortages on both sides of the border. Last fall, when production problems developed in Northern British Columbia gas fields, the entire shortage was passed on to the U.S. market at the insistence of B.C. Premier Dave Barrett. Boxer's parents killed returning from Games east bypasses them, said Mr. Many of the employees join--. Lewis. Swn and beard About town Bus driver Rita Lemlre stopping a Games bus at the request of about 15 Alberta and Manitoba basketball players who pushed the vehi- cle of a stranded motorist from the ditch LeUibridge East Socred candidate Mi AwtenM complaining that the Parliamentary Guide add- ed four years to his age of 56. ed the public service after the war and will retire in the next 10 years. This could accen- tuate the general shortage felt by the government, the report says. The study compares the fed- eral government's recruit- ment with that of the construction and manufactur- ing industries, municipal and provincial governments. Because of troubles in com- peting with other sectors, fed- eral government managers have resorted to a number of practices that do not follow guides set out by the Public Service Commission, the report says. In some cases jobs have been overclassified or reclassified by managers so that higher wages can be ob- tained to compete with other sectors, the report says. Meanwhile, in Toronto, where almost half Canada's mail is processed, postal ser- vice slowed to a trickle. The terminal, which normally handles seven million letters a day, handled Tuesday. In Calgary, mail delivery continued at a slower pace due to the strike by workers who service coding and processing machines. About 400 of PSAC 'members in Alberta south of Red Deer remained out, including 11 at the Canadian Government elevator in LeUibridge. Casual elevator employees not under the GLT contract did not cross the picket line, said PSAC spokesman John Boyce. Workers at Kenyan Field and the research station stayed on the job. PSAC is seeking a 42.5 per Four occupants of a half-ton truck, including the parents of a member of Alberta's boxing team at the Canada Winter Games returning "from watching their son fight, were killed-Tuesday night when their vehicle was in a collision with a tractor trailer near Fort Macleod. The victims were Charles Weasel Head, 47, Irene Weasel Head, 42, Hugh Calf Robe ST., 43, and Shirley Calf Robe, 36. All were from the Cardston district. Mr. and Mrs. Calf Robe were returning home from where they had watched their son, Hugh Jr., participate in a boxing match. RCMP said the Alberta box- ers were in a bus behind the truck and saw the collision. Police are still investigating the fatality and no decision has been made on an inquest. fitfiff for Ootlttthtr II or 9it unttnployfntftt Inside 40 Pages f. Classified........28-31 Comics............26 Comment.......___4 8 13-15, 18 Family..........33-35 Markets...........27 5: Sports...........21-25 Theatres............7 TV................. Weather............3 f" tMfkl ft ;