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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, February 22, 1973 Toboggan expedition resumed EDMONTON (CPt - Six Minnesota residents leave here today by plane for the high arctic to resume an expedition by power toboggan that started in their home state and will end - they hope - in the Soviet Union. "We hope to make it to Moscow this year but we're not guaranteeing whether we will or not," said expedition leader William (Wild Bill) Cooper, a native of Hythe, Alta., who now owns two bars and a motel in Minnesota, ND'P council to meet OTTAWA (CP - The New Democratic Party federal council will meet here this weekend to review plans for the next election, it was announced Wednesday. The party said in a news release that the federal council also will discuss preparations for the NDP national convention in Vancouver in July. Rents provincial matter OTTAWA (CP) - Urban Af-1 increases in old-age and veter-fairs Minister Ron Basford said : ans pensions. Wednesday the federal govern-i "e tol^Brc�dbenH NTJP-. . , . ... � . , Oshawa-Whitby) in the Comment is not in a position to take mons the power to impose rent action if private landlords de- controls is a provincial respon-cide to raise rents because of sibility. Smoking caused plane crash SAN FRANCISCO (Reuter) -A United States Navy jet fighter dived into an Alameda, Calif., apartment building two weeks ago probably because the pilot was smoking a cigarette, a navy board of inquiry has found, that was fed by a steady flow of pure oxygen. In laboratory tests, investigators started a similar fire, generating intense heat, using a Ighted cigarette. Navy regulations prohibit a The board of inquiry was told I Pilot from smoking while flying, that there was evidence of a | but navy officials admitted it fire near the pilot's face mask i happens occasionally. Children perish in fire Rocks fall on highway The Pacific coast highway nine miles south cf Oxnord, Calif., is partially blocked by huge boulders which tumbled down during Wednesday's earthquake. One of the highway's four lanes remained open. PORT ELGIN, Ont. (CP) -Four children, the oldest six, perished early today when a fire destroyed their two-storey frame home three miles south of this Lake Huron town about 40 miles southwest of Owen Sound. Four adults and a baby escaped without injury. Police said they believed an overheated stove pipe may have caused a fire. Communist ships freed WASHINGTON (AP) - Ten Communist ships trapped since May by the United States mining of Haipong harbor steamed out of the South Vietnamese port after the U.S. provided navigational charts locating the mine fields, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Big traffic jam TORONTO (CP) - A fantastic rush-hour traffic jam developed on roads north of Toronto today as all six lanes of Highway 400, Ontarios main northern expressway, were closed off by police after a gasoline truck blew up, severey damaging an overpass bridge. Engineers working on the bridge estimated traffic might be possible on 400 later today. OPP said the truck driver, Al- Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Hollywood, Calif. - Fred Niblo, 70, a veteran screen writer who fought communism in the motion picture industry, of a heart attack. Chicago-Mary Guess, 117, born the daughter of a slave Defence department spokes, man Jerry W. Friedheim said the ships "left at their own risk without any U.S. assistance or guidance" other than the general information contained in the maps given the North Vietnamese. The first left Feb. 9, and the last departure was Tuesday. an McNab of Minesing near Barrie, jumped from the machine and escaped unharmed. The explosion, about 10 miles north of Metropolitan Toronto city limits, also closed off busy Maple side road and its bridge. OPP at Barrie and other points diverted the usual Highway 400 traffic down highways 27 and 11 which parallel 400. At Toronto, northern traffic also was being detoureo*. four years before the start of the American Civil V/ar. Mississauga, Ont.-Dr. Allen F. Coventry, a conservationist and one of the founders of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority during the early 1950s He was in his " Legislature roundup Notley suggests rail line ackenzie valley or area EDMONTON (CP) - A rail line down the Mackenzie river valley would provide more jobs and cause less environmental damage than a pipeline, Grant Notley, Alberta's New Democratic Party leader, said Wednesday. Mr. Notley told the legislature a pipeline would create only 400 permanent jobs, but a railway would employ 5,000 workers and create another 13, 000 jobs in southern Canada. The railway would benefit northern Alberta and Edmonton in its role as gateway to the north. URGES STUDY "It seems absolutely vital that this government at least commission a study on the railway . . ." Mr. Notley said a pipeline was a one-way proposition, but a railway could haul goods into the north as well as taking re. sources out. The Great Slave Lake line, which now ends at Pine Point, K.W.T., near the south shore of Great Slave Lake, could be extended up the Mackenzie Valley, he said. Mr. Notley, speaking during the throne speech debate, also said it is imperative that it be determined who decided to lay off 148 workers at the Mclntyre-Porcupine mine in Grande Cache. He wanted to know if the decision was made in Alberta, Toronto or Houston, Tex., the headquarters of Superior Oilv Mclntyre-Porcupine's parent company. In other business a bill to remove the two-mill ceiling on funds set aside by municipalities for nublic libraries was introduced in the House, The bill, introduced by C. L. Doan (PC-Innisfail) would allow municipalities to contribute as much of their tax levy as they wished to library upkeep. Culture Minister H o r s t .Schmid said several'municipalities have complained the two-mill levy is not sufficient to establish a proper library system. The library bill was one of seven bills introduced Wednesday. Most were housekeeping items. One bill amends the Public Service Vehicles Act to prohibit most public service and commercial vehicles from carrying passengers for compensation. The portion of the act being amended said passengers wei-e not allowed in such vehicles except in unusual cir. cumstances, such as emergencies. Indians receive promised land Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. WEDNESDAY 15th: Travelled all day but half-breeds and oxen lag behind. There appears to be no system among them, they are consequently not in camp yet at 11 p.m. and will probably not start in time tomorrow. Land of fair quality, water in Long and Badger River in this vicinity good. Now camped on White Earth River (called Badger River on Boundary Comm. map). Land not so good here, rolling prairie, no trees except on rivers. ? ? ? We invite people who may have anecdotes or have known some of the original N.W.M.P. to send us this information so it might be incorporated into our biographies. Your interest is appreciated. Hoyt's Congratulate ... The students of Hamilton Junior High on jheir retracing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. Remember . . . you always do better at Hoyt's! LITTLE BEAVER IMPERIAL OR SUPER X 22 LONG RIFLE SHELLS sopri.........990 (BOX OF SO) Limit 10 boxes per customer OR TIGER CURLING BROOMS EACH ......... 8.20 AVENGER (ALL NEW) CURLING BROOM EACH . . 8.50 OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government, and Alberta have agreed to turn over part of Wood Buffalo National Park to the Fort Chipewyan Indians as soon as there is agreement on how much land is involved, Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien said Wednesday. He was replying at a public meeting to Chief Albert Gladue oi the Fort Chipewyan band. The chief complained that although his band signed a treaty with Ottawa 100 years ago, the land promised in the treaty had not been given to the Indians. Mr. Chretien said the Indians had picked land in the national park, which lies on both sides of the Alberta - Northwest Territories border. When the park was established, Ottawa agreed to turn land back to the province if it were no longer used as a park. PROVINCE AGREES Negotiations with Alberta resulted in the province agreeing that Ottawa could turn part of the park into a reserve for the Chipewyan Indians, Mr. Chretien said. Now the Indians and Ottawa must get together to iron out their differences as to how much land is involved. The minister promised (o sent) one of his officials in j lion policy. northern Alberta soon to try to settle the differences. Mi". Chretien also promined to look into Chief Gladue's complaint that his people are not allowed to take buffalo in Wood Buffalo Park although they need it for food. Another bill would increase the total borrowing permitted by the Alberta Municipal Financing Corp. The corporation will be permitted to borrow $100 million, raising its total borrowing to $1.3 billion. MAKES APOLOGY Premier Peter Lougheed made an apology of sorts Wednesday for saying Robert Clark (SC-Olds-Didsbury) had a "record for distortion." Mr. Lougheed had made the remark Tuesday night after Mr. Clark said Attorney-General Merv Leitch should resign for ordering the RCMP to investigate three government critics. Albert Ludwig (SC-Calgary-Mounbaan View) had protested the premier's remark but Speaker Gerald Amerongen had said he couldn't rule because he didn't know if the premier meant deliberate or intentional distortion. Speaker Amerongen told the legislature Wednesday it was a difficult point but Mr. Ludwig was correct. He said he felt he was -being too strict, but it was better to err on the side of strictness. Mr. Ludwig asked for an apology from Mr. Lougheed, and the premier replied that he acceded to that requst. That didn't satisfy Mr. Ludwig, but when he asked again for a formal apology, speaker Amerongen said the matter was closed. Six-day budget debate under wav in Commons OTTAWA (CP) - The Commons settled Wednesday into a six-day debate on the new government budget, the only flurry arising from the Conservative and Social Credit rush to get in amendments they hope will bring down the government. With the New Democrats abstaining, however,, that result seemed unlikely. The Conservative motion proposed by financial critic Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West) con- demns the government as failing to propose measures to cut unemployment, curb inflation or increase Canadian participation in domestic business and development. Rene Matte (SC-Champlain) proposed an amendment, berating the government for failure to include in its budget direct financial assistance to municipalities and steps to reduce the national debt. Passage of either amendment Alberta liquor profits increase EDMONTON (CP) - Net profit' on Alberta Liquor Con-tiol Board sales in the 1971-72 fiscal year totalled $61,987,253, an increase of $7,896,015 over the previous year, the board reported Wednesday. The board's annual report, covering the 12-month period from April 1, 1971 to March 31, 1P72, was tabled in the legislature by Attorney-General Merv Leitch. Total net income from operations increased $8,283,978 to $64,492,762. Liquor and wine sales totalled $107,810,982, while beer sales were $20,814,155. The report showed that sales Unifarm expresses concern EDMONTON (CP) - Unifarm president Dobson Lea has sent letters to provincial cabinet ministers and MLAs saying repeal of the Communal Properties Act, to take effect March 1, is a threat to the family farm. He said Unifarm's most immediate concern "arises from the lack of any effective means of controlling the expansion of Hutterite colonies." "We do not believe the liaison committee to ease farmer-Hutterite disputes can provide this means, since its decisions are not binding," the letter said. "It's little more than a discussion group." Mr. Lea said Unifarm recognizes the government's feeling that the Communal Properties Act conflicts with the Bill of Rights but, "if the Hutter-itss are going to assume the benefits of the Bill of Rights, they must also accept the re-sponsibilities." The Unifarm president said many organization members, particularly in southern Alberta, have expressed grave concern about their future if Hutterite colonies or any other large land holding is allowed to expand unchecked. He called for an immediate moratorium on further land acquisition, to take effect March 1. The government has announced a number of policies supporting retention of the family farm, said Mr. Lea, and it is imperative that the government realize that repeal o; the Communal Properties Act would have the reverse effect. Manning raps high freight rate OTTAWA (CP) - The problem of discriminatory freight rates in the Mai'itimes and western provinces "goes far beyond the question of economics," Senator Ernest C. Manning (SC - Alberta) said Wednesday in the Senate. The former Alberta premier said higher freight charges not only were retarding industrial growth in the west but were contributing"" to feelings of alienation among westerners towards the rest of Canada. The situation, he told the senate, was similar in the Mari-times. The problem would not bo resolved until the government develops a national Lransporta- NEW and COOL! Large Butterfly ows $3*4*5 of imported beer and ale fell considerably, to 133,672 imperial gallons from 217,188. Domestic beer gallonage increased to 26,597,276 from 23,-913,684. Imported wine and spirit sales both increased slightly. There were 447,247 gallons of imported wine sold during the period compared with 396,099 in the previous year. Imported spirits sales were 365,649 gallons, up from 343,092. Domestic wine sales reached 1,784,027, an incresse of about 300,000 gallons, while the gallonage for domestic spirits was 1,954,694, up about 275,000 gallons. The board reported that its customs and excise duties and federal sales tax payments totalled $31,315,285, an increase of $4,378,023. Also, the federal government received $15,714,-059 in sales and gallonage taxes from Alberta breweries. Based on Alberta population of 1,627,874, the figrues show per capita sales were $112. Per capital profit was almost $39. The figures also show that per capital consumption of beer was 17 gallons, wine 1.4 gallons and liquor 1.5 gallons. at the end of the debate would bring down the minority government. However, NDP financial critic Max Saltsman confirmed NDP support of the budget. BUDGET IS CRUCIAL The $19.3-billion budget for 1973-74 was made public Monday night by Finance Minister John Turner. The government's fate rides on its acceptance by Parliament. The 31 NDP members in the Commons can swing the vote in favor of the government, and Mr. Saltsman indicated they intend to do just that. The NDP holds the power balance among 109 Liberals, 107 Conservatives, 15 Social Credit members and two independents in the 264-seat House. Wednesday's debate had Ray-nald Guay (L-Levis) and Donald Munro (PC-Esquimalt-Saanich) occupy their allotted time with pleas for resurrection of the Canadian merchant marine. The only real fire of the day erupted during the question pe-r i o d between Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and Mr. Turner. Mr. Stanfield said Mr. Turner's budget includes $900 million already pumped into the unemployment insurance account for 1972-73, and Mr. Turner said Mr. Stanfield was deliberately confusing figures. Mr. Stanfield said that in his previous budget Mr. Turner had predicted creation of 330,000 jobs, but Ms new budget aims at creation of only 300,000 new jobs. Mr. Turner accused Mr. Stanfield of having a "selective memory," and denied having mentioned 330,000 new jobs. Mr. Saltsman emphasized that NDP support for the new budget implies no commitment to corporate income-tax measures still to be considered from last May's budget. However, some of those measures can be implemented by cabinet order, avoiding a Liberal-NDP confrontation in the House. CENER , FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTSJTWE ! Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:27 SUNSET 6:04 II L Pre Lethbridge ... . .. 60 29 Pincher Greek ... . 51 31 Medicine Hat ... .. 52 31 Edmonton..... .. 49 28 Grande Prairie . .. 46 22 Banff.........' 17 Calgary....... . 53 27 Victoria ....... . 55 32 Penticton...... .. 41 24 Prince George . . 48 21 Kamioops...... . 41 25 Vancouver ..... . 47 31 Saskatoon..... . 41 18 Regina...... . 39 19 Winnipeg ...... .. 26 16 Toronto ...... . . 32 15 .10 Ottawa ....... .. 26 20 .07 23 .02 28 .40 30 Charlottetown . . . 40 26 .06 Fredericton ... . . 39 33 .17 Chicago....... . 36 20 .. New York...... . 45 35  46 55 43 50 .38 .82 Miami ......... 72 Los Angeles.....71 'Las Vegas.......50 Phoenix........58 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary - Today and Friday: Sunny. Highs 45-50. Lows 25-30. Columbia' Kootcnay - Today and Friday: Mostly clear. Highs today near 40. Lows tonight 15 to 20. Highs Friday around 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Fair and mild through Friday. Highs both days 45 to 55 except 30s valleys southwest. Lows tonight 15 to 25 except 25 to 35 east slopes. West of Continental Divide - Fair and mild through Friday with patches of fog or smoke some valleys. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to 25 except 5 to 15 higher valley* south. See The Complete Line Of 1973 TOYOTAS On Display Indoors THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY See Page 26 of Friday's Paper For Complete Details TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS OK 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA WHY DON'T YOU TRY ONE? at ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL 331 5th ST, S. PHONE 327-2620 (OPEN THURSDAY Till 9) Atl highways in the Lethbridge 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. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dei Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, ;