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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, Nbruory 24, 1971 THE ItTHBRIDCJ HERALD 1J It's up to Ottawa to foot troops bill OUEBEC (CP) Premier five days after the kidnapping James (Jasper) Cross, British not have precise figures on the j dispute can only concern this Robert Bourassa said Tuesday: of Plerre Lapor.e. former commissioner, was kid-'cost of .maintaining the armed j figure. For the moment there "Tup to the federal govern- Quebec labor minister, and napped Oct. 5 and released i forces in Quebec: for the period are no_ on this sub- net to pay the costs of main-1 v.ere withdrawn Jan. 4. Dec. 3. Mr. Laporte's ffom to Jan 4- but Quebec for i _________________: strangled body was fount! in a 'hat -it is clear it can represent I taining troops in I most of the tense period that i followed two kidnappings in Oc-1 tober. i The province, he said, could not be expected to pay the cost of calling in the army while the War Measures Act was in force. That act was invoked Oct. lli and replaced by other legisla- tion Dec. 3. Troops left the province Jan. j and Mr. Bourassa said in an' interview that Quebec might be called on to pay for only that month-long period. However, he would not be surprised if the federal government assumed the total cost. We haven't yet been billed and there has been no discus- sion on the subject between the two governments." Troops were called in Oct. 15, FRIENDSHIP IN 'NO MAN'S LAND' A young Irish boy cautiously approaches a British tommy of the Parachute regiment as the soldier stood guard in the Cupar Street "No Man's land" section of Belfast, North Ireland. The boy quickly gains confidence, top right, and finally climbs onto fence, bottom right, to keep conversation on a more adequate level. Lip-readers flip again PREMIER BOURASSA Not billed yet I car trunk Oct. 18. ''As far as I'm concerned, it's i up to the federal government to i j pay the cost of calling Hie army j intc Quebec for the period during which the War Measures Act was in the premier said. The Quebec government could only be expected to pay the cost; cf maintaining the army for the period from Dec. 3, when the from Dec. 3 to Jan. 4, but said ject between Quebec and Ou only a small part of the total i "I would not be surprised if cost." I "It is certainly an insignili- there were none and the federal he said. governn-ent assumed the total cost incurred bv intervention of as I'm concerned, any I the army in Quebec." Hope fading for Rosie HAMILTON (CP) Hope is fading for Rosie, a 28-inch r------ boa constrictor which slith- Public Order (Temporary Mea-1 out Of its cage in Uie sci- sures) Act, 1970, was enacted to replace the War Measures Act, he said. "However, during ihis period most of the troops which had been deployed Quebec police withdrawn." ence classroom at Briarwood junior vocational school here two weeks ago. About 315 girls, who had grown fond of Rosie during its three months at the school, tried to entice the snake to re- ________ turn when it was discovered Premier Bourassa said he did 1 missing by dousing them- to assist the were already selves with rose-scented per- fume. The girls searched every- where and now fear Rosie may be lost somewhere in the school's ductwork system. A snake expert from the Koyal Ontario Museum says because of low humidity this time of year, Rosie could not live much longer than a month without drying out and dying. OTTAWA (CP) Conserva- tive House Leader Gerald W. Baldwin asked a question in the Commons Tuesday that appar- ently provoked Prime Minister Trudeau and got what have be- come almost traditional lip movements in reply. Mr. Baldwin asked Mr. Tru- deau whether the government confusion' on marketing bill OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment differences on proposed national marketing legislation illustrate the "utter confusion" surrounding federal agriculture policy, the Commons agricul- ture committee was told here. Alf Gleave (NDP-Saskatoon- Biggar) said the fact that two government members opposed an amendment to the proposed legislation pointed up the "tor- tuous manoeuvring the govern- ment was going through." An amendment proposed by Ab Douglas that beef cattle be excluded from provisions of the legislation was opposed by farmer Florian Cote and Marcel Les- sard Both argued that the legisla- tion was designed as an um- brella under which all farm products must be included. If cattle were excluded, "we don't reach the objective of the Mr. Lessard said. Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson explained that since there are no provincial agencies set up, to deal with cattle market- Oldest mason dies at 105 THUNDER BAY, Ont. (CP) John A. Walker, who is be- Jived to have been the world's oldest mason, died Monday in Kelowna, B.C., it was learned here Tuesday. He was 105 years old. Mr. Walker is also believed to have been the world's oldest locomotive engineer, holding a 75-year membership pin in the Brotherhood of Locomotive En- gineers. Born at Ashbum, Ont., in 1865. he joined the Canadian Pacific Railway as a waterboy in 1881 at Portage La Prairie, Man., and followed construction of (lie main line from Winni- peg to Calgary. ing, excluding the product "nei- ther adds .anything nor takes anything away" from the bill.' As well, the legislation could be easily amended, once it be- came law, to include beef if producers wanted national mar- keting co-ordination. Beef was excluded because there was substantial opposition from producers. COULDN'T SEE LOGIC Mr. Gleave said he failed to see the logic behind the govern- ment's reasoning. The matter was being treated as though "a threat to the beef industry was being removed." But the real threat to the beef industry resulted from govern- ment policies that allowed unre- stricted imports of beef from New Zealand and Australia. At the same time, a recently-an- nounced expansion of the forage industry would lead to a further expansion of the beef industry. "Here we have this utter con- fusion of government policy. How can we logically accept Mr. Cote said he originally ac- cepted the beef amendment be- cause he felt it would facilitate passage of the legislation. He no longer felt that it would. .Jack Homer said hogs should be excluded from the bill on the same basis as beef. Recent travels by the committee across Canada, hear- ing opinions on the legislation, brought home the fact that many hog producers did not want" to be included. Western hog producers, who accounted for about of the hogs raised in the country, indicated "quite viv- idly" that they did not wish the controls or quotas that might result from the legislation, Mr. Homer said. He moved an amendment to remove hogs from the bill's p r o v i s i o n s but the meeting ended before a vote could be taken. woiid replace the Public Order Act with new legislation when the act expires at the end of April. When Mr. Trudeau said that be had answered such a ques- tion to his satisfaction the day before, Mr. Baldwin asked whether Mr. Trudeau was "afraid" to answer the question directly. The prime minister didn't an- swer, but moments later he mimed an expression that only he has said is "fuddle-duddle" and a series of oohs and ahs went up from the opposition benches. "It's the only word he said one unidentified member opposite. The opposition has twice ac- cused Mr. Trudeau of mouthing obscenities in the Commons. Mr. Trudeau said Monday in reply to a Commons question by Mr. Baldwin that Parliament would have a chance to discuss proposed new legislation on pub- lic order before the present temporary law expires. Although the matter would be brought before the House the form in which it would be presented would not be revealed until the time came. The Public Order Act became law last Dec. 3 following a month-long Commons debate. It continues but limits ..'overnment powers of arrest and detention assumed under the War Mea- sures Act, proclaimed Oct. 16 to deal with terrorism in Quebec. are interviewing for ASSISTANT MANAGER Excellent Opportunity For Woman With Ambition. Apply in person MRS. NOEL 506 4th Avenue S., Lethbridge Thursday, February 25th From a.m. to p.m. Flares brought disaster AUCKLAND (CP) Distress flares sighted over the Tasman Sea helped bring the Canadian- built sailing barque Endeavour II to disaster Monday on a sandbar near New Zealand's northernmost tip, it was dis- closed today. It was feared that the 183-foot vessel, a replica of Endeavour in which Calpain James Cook discovered Australia and New Zealand 200 years ago, will be a total loss. While becalmed In the Tas- man Sea on the way from Aus- tralia to New Zealand two weeks ago, the Endeavour crev saw four flares and spent 12 hours of fuel in fruitlessly searching the area, crew mem- ber Jim Delaney said today. The 12 hours fuel supply could perhaps have saved the Endea- vour as it was swept helplessly toward a sandbar at Parengar- cnga Harbor entrance, where it grounded. The crew of 14 es- caped to shore by life raft. Canadian businessman Ronalt Craig, who owns the Endeavour said his million craft was nol insured. Insurance on such crafl is almost impossible to get, he said. Money was spent instead on the best in safety gear, he said. Craig said he intends to at- tempt salvage when the weather abates. But local residents wht know tlin destructive force of storms in Hie area doubt there will be anything to salvage. CAPITOL CAPITOL OPEN TILL 9 P.M. THURSDAY and FRIDAY NIGHTS! CONVENIENT BUDGET TERMS AVAILABLE! Spanish elegance at a budget price! This beautiful bedroom suite features: Double dresser 5 drawer chest headboard and metal frame Reg. Be sure to see this full size 3-piece suite featuring: 60" Triple dresser Chiffonier 54" Panel bed Reg. FEBRUARY VALUE 3. 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