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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 News in brief Resumption of talks urged OTTAWA (CP) - Labor Minister John Munro has sent a telegram to railway company and union officials asking them to return to the bargaining table for contract talks under the guidance of federal mediators. Negotiations between CN and CP railways and associated non-operating unions broke down in Montreal Friday. In the last two bargaining rounds in 1968 and 1970, mediation helped resolve contract disputes. Mr. Munro said in the telegram he was disappointed to leam of the collapse of talks last week and reminded the parties of their responsibility to the public. The federal officials will wait now for a response from the parties to the dispute. Bourassa ivorft interfere QUEBEC (CP) - Premier Rooert Bourassa said Tuesday his government will not take part in attempts to have commuted the sentences of three Quebec labor leaders currently serving one-year ail terms. "The highest court in the land has ra'ed on the case and the policy of the government is to let justice follow its course." the premier said in the national assembly. Marcel Peprat, ptvmtasnt w the Confederation of the National Trade Unions, Louis La-berge, head of the Quebec Fed-eration of labor, and Yvon Charbonneau, president of the Quebec Teachers' Corporation, were jailed last month on con-tempt-of-court charges nrism* from a public service strike last spring. The Quebec Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Canada have rejected appeals by the inree moor leader*. Former union leader dies MONTREAL (CP) - Funeral services were held today for Howard B. Chase, a noted railway union leader who also held several government posts. He died Monday at the age of 88. Bom in England, Mr. Chase came to Canada in 1907. He worked as an engineer on the Canadian Northern Railway both in Port Arthur, Ont., and in Edmonton. He started his union career in 1910 rising to president and then assistant grand chief engineer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. In 1948, he was selected as a PoW avoids newsmen MONTREAL (CP) - Marc Cayer, the Canadian held prisoner in North Vietnam, for five years, has returned to Canada, his brother said Tuesday. Victor Cayer, a Montreal lawyer representing the Cayer family, said Marc has been in Canada since Monday but remains unavailable to reporters. "There will be a press conference in a few days." It could not be determined whether Marc had returned to the family farm at St. Raymond de Portneuf, about 25 miles west of Quebec City. Marc Cayer, an agriculture expert, was captured while working as a civilian at Hue during the 1968 Communist Tet offensive in South Vietnam. He was released following signing of the Paris peace agreements. Airport guards advised EDMONTON (CP) - Edmonton heart surgeon, who prefers to remain anonymous, says he's been ! ikept busy recently writing I safe-passage letters for J patients with pacemakers in I their chests.  The letters inform secur- ity guards at airports that it was electronic, part-metal pacemakers--and not a gun or bomb-that activated the metal detector. Pacemakers are used to electronically stimulate heart rhythm. Better relations sought PRAGUE (AP) - Czechoslovakia wants better relations with the United States, Britain, France, Italy, West Germany and Austria, Communist party leader Gustav Husak said Tuesday. He' named those Western countries in a lengthy policy speech to the opening of a two-day central committee session. Czechoslovakia's relations with Western countries deteriorated following the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of the country and the replacement of reformer Alexander Dubcek with Husak. Mercy killer sentenced LEEUWARDEN (Reuter) -A Dutch woman doctor was given a one-week suspended prison sentence and placed on probation for one year today for the mercy killing of her ailing 78-year-old mother. Legal sources said the sentence was extremely mild in view of the fact that the max- imum penalty for mercy killing in Holland is 12 years imprisonment. The doctor, Geertruide Van Boven, 45, admitted in court that in 1971 she injected a fatal dose of morphine at the urgent plea of her mother, Margine Grevelink, who was partly paralysed. Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. TUESDAY 14th: Marched at 7, reached the bank of the Pembina River about 9 a.m., bank very steep, halted on river. Great delay in taking teams up the steep bank on east side, brought most of them up by ox teams hooked in ahead of the horses. Camped 7 miles east of river. Land of fair quality numbers of boulder about. Wood on the Pembina River and in patches to Calf Mountain. River water good. Half-breeds and ox carts did not arrive until after midnight. Pembina River Valley might afford a large tract for settlement Fish in river. River is 12 yds. wide and 2 feet deep, not much current. Met Mr. Lavallee and half-breeds with C ponies and 6 carts containing presents for Indians. Canadian officers of the International Commission for Supervision and Control observe release of south Observe PoW release Vietnamese PoWs at Loc Ninh, South Vietnam Tuesday. B.C. legislature hears more criticism of mortgage business VICTORIA (CP) - The British Columbia legislature Tuesday heard more criticism of the mortgage business, a promise from Health Minister Dennis Cocke of a home care program for the sick and aged and a description of the B.C. budget as "Barrett's busted bubble." Two weeks after he first criticized "outright crooks" in the business, Dave Brousson (L - North Vancouver - Capi-lano) raised the issue again, naming more companies and claiming that nothing's been done by Attorney-general Alex Macdonald to stop the practice. In a speech Feb. S Mr. Brousson named six com- panies operating in Vancouver which he said were writing mortgages with interest rates as high as 24 per cent and bonuses, or fees, up to one-third of the total mortgage. On Tuesday, he read details of about 10 more similar cases, which he said he picked from "a flood" of letters and telephone calls he received after the first speech, from as far Kissinger returns with pact to better Peking relations WASHINGTON (AP) -Henry Kissinger has returned from his latest Asian tour and is reported to be carrying an agreement to move U.S.-Chi-nese relations significantly forward from the base established a year ago today with' President Nixon's trip to Peking. U.S. officials kept their usual silence about Kissinger's travels, but some privately say they anticipate a joint Washington-Peking announcement this week. The general expectation is a statement of a formal economic relationship, including establishment of trade missions in the two countries. Such an agency would be the first important step toward actual diplomatic relations, and there are some officials who would not rule out an even more formal type of government-to-government contact. CONFERS WITH NIXON Kissinger returned to Washington Tuesday afternoon and went immediately to the White "Guard tomb PARIS (Reuter) - Gendarmes stood guard over the tomb of France's unknown soldier and among the crosses of the battlefied of Verdun today to block any attempts to pay a hero's tribute to the body of Marshal Philippe Petain. The authorities feared that diehard Petainists, believed responsible for the theft of the coffin from Its island grave, might plan some spectacular move, to mark today's 57th adversary of the Battle of Verdun, Petain's greatest claim to fame. House for meetings with Nixon. The consultations continued today. In addition to filling in the Abandoned baby 'in good shape' YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -A sheriff's department official says a baby girl bom aboard an airliner and then stuffed into a toilet is "in pretty good shape." Lieut. Joseph Murphy, head of the criminal division of the sheriff's department, said the infant is "a real tough kid." The FBI and the sheriff's department examined passenger lists today in an effort to learn the identity of the woman who gave birth to the six-pound baby. United Air Lines said its employees discovered the infant about 15 minutes after the Boeing 737 jet touched down at the airport here Monday night. A cleaning crew found her jammed into a. toilet with only her head visible, an airline spokesman said. Workers had to dismantle the commode to free her. She was taken to a hospital and placed in an incubator when she was an hour old. The flight originated in Washington. D.C., and stopped in Pittsburgh en route to Young-stown. Airline officials said there were 64 passengers on the Pitts-burgh-to-Youngstown portion of the flight, which took 27 minutes. President on his meetings with' Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Chinese Premier Cho En-lal, Kissinger went over his work in Hanoi and Tokyo during his 11 days in Asia. Kissinger's trip to the North Vietnamese capital resulted in creation of a joint economic commission to work on an aid program for the war-battered nation. The Hanoi stop also paid an unexpected dividend in the early release of 20 American prisoners of war. Hoyt 606-608 3rd Avenue South Also Congratulate . . . The Students of Hamilton Junior High On Their retracing of this Trek of The RCMP Remember . . . You Alway* Da Better At Hoyt'* We Feature One of the Largest Stocks of Hardware, China, Appliances, Paint In Southern Alberta! Do Not Put It Off . . . COM TO THE BIBLE DISCUSSIONS 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 21-"IS THE CHURCH REALLY NECESSARY?" Thurs., Feb. 22-"IS BAPTISM REALLY NECESSARY?" Fri., Feb. 25-"IS THERE REALLY A HEAVEN AND A HELL?" YOU ARE INVITED. No pressure of any kind will bo put on you. No money collections. Just bring your Bible, your Interest, end your questions end comments. CHURCH OF CHRIST 21 Ave. and 28 St. S., Lethbridg� Ceasefire violations increase SAIGON (AP) - The South Vietnamese government reported an increase in ceasefire violations again today, and Premier Pham Van Dong of North Vietnam accused the United States and the Saigon government cf sabotaging the truce agreement. The Saigon command reported fighting at points ranging from just below the demilitarized zone to the region just south of Saigon. A communique said there were 200 more Communist violations of the ceasefire during the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m., compared with 135 during the previous 24 hours. This raised the total reported by Saigon to 4,139 since the ceasefire began Jan. 28. Dong told a special session of his National Assembly in Hanoi that, "with the apnrovzl and support of the United States, the Saigon administration has openly and systematically" violated pro-'isions of the truce agreement concerning the ceasefire, democratic liberties, the return of captured and detained persons, the activities of the four - party Joint Military Commission and the International Commission of Control and Supervision." DEPARTMENT STARTED VANCOUVER (CP) - The University of British Columbia lias given departmental status to medical genetics, making it the first university in Canada to have such a department. The new division will be headed by Dr. James Miller. away as Pembroke, Ont. Mr. Bvousson said he "never dreamed" the problem was so bad. Mr. Macdonald made "a fiery speech" on the question, the Liberal MLA said, but of the two mortgage brokers the attorney - general said lost their licences, one had gone out of business and the other got out cf writing mortgages. "Big deal," said Mr. Brousson, calling for stronger enforcement of the Mortgage Brokers Act, forced disclosure of the total costs of a mortgage and a program of education on mortgages by the consumer protection branch of the attorney - general's office. The promise of health care will be implemented with "a large corps'* of homemakers, otherwise unemployed middle-aged women with experience in helping people, said Mr. Cocke. They will even have uniforms. He said the NDP believes it better to keep people out of hospitals and In their homes when possible, and therefore will try to co - ordinate and expand home care facilities. His department and Norman Levi's department of rehabilitation and social improvement are working to set up a program providing nursing care dietary help, physiotherapy and housekeeping facilities for the elderly and seriously ill in their own homes. Mr. Cocke also outlined the government's future goals in health care, saying that doctors had no cause to fear the directions in which the new government was moving. The budget criticism came from Alex Fraser fSC-Cariboo), who was mainly angry about the small increase in the per capita grant to municipalities. The $2 increase in the coming fiscal year is "just peanuts," said the former mayor cf Quesnel, B.C. Municipal property taxes will "take one of the largest jumps that has been taken in many years" because of this. He also called for a one - third reduction in the 15 per cent municipal share of welfare costs. Revenue estimates revised CALGARY (CP) - Revised revenue estimates for 1972 were submitted by Calgary Power Lid., Tuesday at Public Utilities Board hearings into a rate-increase application by the company. Revenues are expected to be l.S per cent higher than originally estimated but vice-president Marshal Williams said this will not affect the company's need for higher rates. "Inflation - still a major economic force in Canada - high interest rates and increases in our operating costs are not offset by the additional sales expected in 1373 and 1974." The additional revenue came from unexpected increases in jxrmr �ale* 4a Mvuntl area* Gov't spending estimates passed By DAVE BLADXIE OTTAWA (CP) - After 10 days of haggling, the three opposition parties relented Tuesday night and allowed passage of a $1.29-billion package of supplementary government spending estimates. Approval came just two days before funds would have dried up in a number of government programs and caused a series of delays. If the bill had not been approved by Thursday, Treasury Board President C. M. Drury said cheques would have been delayed to 74,700 war veterans and 3,300 recipients of civilian war allowances. In addition, he said, local initiatives grants and a variety of manpower training programs would have been suspended. From the outset, none of the opposition parties objected in principle to the bill. But they took turns^-first , the Conservatives and later Social Credit and the New Democrats-haranguing the government on a wide range of issues. The debate, in many instances, drifted far afield from the spending allocations in question. * At one point, Arnold Peters (N D P-TinMskaming) was heard lecturing Public Works Minister Jean-Eudes Dube on the choice of rugs for two ante rooms off the parliamentary restaurant. AUTHORITY TO SPEND The bill covering the estimates, a routine measure, gives the government authority to spend $350 million on capital winter works projects, $309 million for manpower and immigration programs and $454 mil- lion on  unemployment Insurance benefits. Several smaller amounts also are included. After the bill was passed, the House returned briefly to the debate on a government bill to renew the five-year partial hanging ban which expired Dec. 29, 1972. Raynauld Guay, parliamentary secretary to Justice Minister Otto Lang, and Dan McKenzie (PC-Winnipeg South Centre) called for a return to capital punishment while Ed Nelson (NDP-Burnaby-Sey-mour) recommended total abolition of the death penalty. H. T. Herbert (L-Vaudretdl) refused to take personal stand on the issue but said he approved a novel idea by one of his constituents who recommended a Canadian Siberia in the north where criminals could be sent to work on pipeline, airport and highways projects. Debate on the capital punishment bill was interrupted Jan. 31 and, except for the short resumption Tuesday, probably will not start again until at least late in March. The six-day formal debate on Finance Minister John Turner's budget opens today with speeches by top opposition finance critics. Deaths Halifax-A. Reg MacWil-liams, 56, a prominent figure in broadcast engineering in the Atlantic region and, special projects engineer with CJCH-TV. Toronto-Vera Parsons, 83, the first woman lawyer to act as defense counsel at an Ontario murder trial in 1945. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS JTME iiii Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:29 SUNSET 6:02 H 1 L Pre Lethbridge ... . .. 39 30 Pincher Creek .. . . 41 33 Medicine Hat .. .. 39 27 Edmonton ..... .. 35 23 Grande Prairie ...40 31 25 Banff.......... 20 Calgary ...... .... 39 26 Victoria ...... ... 49 31 Penticton ..... ... 43 24 Prince George . . 36 30 Kamloops ..... ... 42 20 Vancouver ..... .. 48 31 Saskatoon ..... ... 23 7 .03 Regba ....... ... 28 -1 .01 Winnipeg ..... .... 17 -9 , , 17 .14 Ottawa ....... ... 36 17 .08 Montreal ..... ... 36 23 .09 St. John's ..... ... 32 29 Halifax ....... ... 35 29 Gharlottetown .. . . 36 25 Fredericton ... ... 37 17 Chicago ...... ...37 33 New York ..... ... 51 40 48 Los Angeles ... ... 80 61 Las Vegas..... . . 59 43 Phoenix ... .... . . 70 54 .04 36 48   London .......... 55 48 .. Berlin ........... 50 37 .. Amsterdam ... ... 46 45 .. Moscow .......... 30 27 .. Stockholm ........41 37 .. Tokyo........... 52 37 .. FORECAST: Lethbridge-Calgary - Mainly sunny ^today, brisk west winds gusting to 40. Highs 45 - 50. Lows 25 - 30. Thursday: Mainly sunny. Highs near 50. Medicine Hat-Today: Mainly sunny. Brisk west winds. Highs near 45. Lows near 25. Thursday: Sunny. Highs 45-50. Columbia Kootenay - Today and Thursday: Sunny. Highs both days near 40. Overnight low 15 to 20. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Fair with a^ warmer trend through Thursday. Highs today 40 to 50. Lows tonight 15 to 25 except 25 to 35 east slopes. Highs Thursday 45 to 55. West of Continental Divide- Fair through Thursday except for patches of morning valley (og or smoke. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to 25. SELECT A KIRSCHMANN GRAIN DRILL TO FIT YOUR INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS  Pony Press Drill with Dry Fertilizer  Hoe Drill  Liquid Fertilizer  End Wheel Drill  Press Drill GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PH. 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth-bridga district are bare and dry and in good winter condition. Highway 1, Trans, Canada Highway, Calgary to Revel-stoke is mainly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are in good winter driving condition with a few slippery sections. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitting chains are mandatory in all national parks and on ski access roads. o, I.*0*1?. 0F ENTRY <�PenIng and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Portbill Rykcrts 3 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildnowe, S a.m, to 5 p.m. ;