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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 24, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 UNITED MOTORS CO, LTD. Weather CHINOOK CONDITIONS PREVAIL Synopsis A number of new record high temperatures for February 23rd were establish- ed across Central and Northern Alberta yesterday, The most notable being a 59 al Whitecourt which exceeded the old record by 9 degrees. This turned out to be the warmest temperature reported in Canada. A cooler brand of Pacific air moved across the mountains last evening. It gave a few flurries and gusty winds to most Central and Southern regions with Calgary reporting gusts to GO mph shortly after midnight. Skies will gradually clear over Southern Alberta during the day as this frontal system moves across Saskatchewan. Elsewhere generally sunny skies and gusty west winds are forecast. Another disturbance is currently moving eastwards across the Pacific. This will result in the milder ainnass returning to the western forecast regions on Tuesday. Forecast Lcthhrirfgc Today: Cloudy clearing this afternoon. Occasional snow along the foothills until mid morning. Winds north 20 and gusty this morning. Highs near 35. Tuesday: Sunny with increasing Chinook winds. Lows 10 to 15. Highs near 40. Medicine Hat Today: Cloudy clearing this afternoon. Winds northwest 20 and gusty this morning. Highs in the mid thirties. Tuesday: Sunny. Lows 5 to 10 above. Highs near 25. Calgary Today: Cloudy with the occasional flurries clearing by noon. Winds north 25 and gusty. Decreasing to northwest 15 and gusty this morning. Highs near .15. Tuesday: Sunny. Winds westerly 20 and gusty during the afternoon. Lows near 10 above. Highs near 35! Columbia, Kootenay Mostly sunny today. Sunny Tuesday except clouding over in the Columbia District during the afterno'on. Highs both days in the mid 30s Lows tonight 15 to 20. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Turning cooler with scattered rain or snow showers today and tonight, north and east portions Tuesday. Gusty winds most sections today. Highs today 40s. Lows tonight teens. Highs Tuesday 30s. West of Continental Divide Scattered rain or snow showers today and tonight. Mostly sunny Tuesday. Highs both days 30 to 40. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Lougheed may raise pensions EDMONTON (CP) Premier Peter Lougheed says that if the Progressive Conservative government is re-elected in the March 26 provincial election it would consider raising the proposed minimum monthly pen- sion for senior citizens. The figure was included in the most recent provincial budget which died oh the order paper when the legislature was dissolved. Mr. Lougheed told an inter- viewer a re-elected Conser- vative government would be "taking a second look" at the figure when a new budget is brought down. Pay raise LONDON (Reuter) British workers increased their average earnings by a record 29.1 per cent last year, the government said yester- day. Wages are running well ahead of price increases. Retail prices rose in the same 12 months by 19.1 per cent. Here's how to make sure your parcel gets to its destination For Germans, proves a disappointment TORONTO way to ensure that your parcels go through the mail safely is to guard against "over- labelling" by covering a little bit of the recipient's name with stamps, says Ed Roworth, a post office spokesman. Mr. Roworth said Friday that post office employees who overlabel come to work armed with labels addressed to themselves or to friends and stick them on top of the address on a parcel. "We caught an 18-year-old employee doing he said. "She's been sending things to her family all over the world. We knew she was doing it but we couldn't catch her." Mr. Roworth advises: "When you put the postage on, put it over a little piece of the but be careful not to put it over the address. "Then someone cannot overlabel it without covering some of the stamps, unless he leaves some of the old address showing. Either way it makes the parcel noticeable." Mr. Roworth said claims for Tory scar tissue is still showing Cross-Canada Weather Canadian weather picture today: British Columbia Sunny with cloudy periods and mild. Alberta Clearing over the southern sections. Sunny and windy elsewhere. Saskatchewan Some cloudy periods a few rainshowers or snowflurries Highs in the mid-3Qs. Manitoba Clouding over with occasional light snow and mild. Ontario Rain south with variable cloudiness in the north. Quebec Cloudy with periods of rain or freezing rain and a few snowflurries in the north. Mild. Maritime Provinces Cloudy in western Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Mainly sunny in the remaining regions. Newfoundland Mainly sunny. Highs ranging from 20 to 25 in the south and from 10 to 15 in the north. Weather around the World Weather conditions and temperatures around the world between midnight and 3 a.m. local times. Aberdeen 41 rain, Amsterdam 32 clear, Ankara 32 cloudy, Antigua 73 cloudy, Athens 43 clear, Auckland 77 cloudy, Berlin 32 cloudy, Birmingham 45 cloudy! Brussels 45 clear, Cairo 91' clear, Casablanca 57 partly cloudy, Copenhagen 30 partly cloudy, Dublin 46 fog, Geneva" 28 clear. Hong Kong 59 cloudy, Lisbon 54 cloudy, London 41 clear, Madrid 43 partly cloudy, Malta 48 rain, Manila 75 partly cloudy. Moscow 23 clear, New Delhi 50 clear, Nice 41 clear, Oslo 32 cloudy, Paris 37 clear, Peking 27 smoke, Rome 36 clear, Saigon 79 partly cloudy, Seoul 34 cloudy, Sofia 28 snow, Stockholm 32 clear, Sydney clear, Taipei 57 partly cloudy, Teheran 61 clear, Tel Aviv 46 Tokyo 41 clear, Tunis 46 cloudy, Vienna 32 haze, Warsaw 34 partly cloudy. Temperatures Sun sets tonight at rises at on Tuesday Lethbridge.......... Medicine Hat....... Pinchcr Creek High Grande Prairie...... Peace River Edson Rocky Mtn. House Vermilion........... Edmonton Jasper Banff............... Coronation.......... Victoria Prince Rupert Prince George Kamloops............ Vancouver Prince Albert........ North Battleford...... High Low K C F C 45 7 31 -1 43 6 32 U 45 7 31 -1 52 11 29 -2 41 5 IB -8 43 Saskatoon 1 22 -6 Swift Current 5 31 -1 Yorklon 0 20 -7 Moose Jaw 5 33 1 Thompson 33 1 25 -4 North Bay 4 29 -2 Regina 37 3 24 -4 Estevan 37 3 28 -2 Brandon 28 -2 S -13 Winnipeg 18 -8 h -12 Kcnora 28 -2 7-14 Thunder Bay 3 23 -5 The Pas 4 28 -2 Dauphin 0 24 -4 White 1 23 -5 Toronto 4 36 2 Ottawa 4 33 1 Montreal 4 27 -3 Quebec 1 23 -5 St. 14 -10 1 -17 Halifax 4 15 -9 Charlotletown 37 3 5-15 Fredcricton 8 17 -8 Up to Factory Cash Rebate By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA (CP) Some of the internal scar tissue within the Progressive Conservative party was revealed when veteran Gordon Churchill breezed into town recently. Mr. Churchill, 75, who held three cabinet posts under for- mer prime minister John Die- fenbaker, still is a strong Die- fenbaker loyalist and it show- ed when he made a pointed suggestion about Dalton Camp and the party's selection of a new leader to replace the retiring Robert Stanfield. The Conservative caucus should invite Mr. Camp to ex- pound his views on the lead- ership, says Mr. Churchill. "Why have secret factions at Mr. Churchill fought tooth and nail against Mr. Camp's efforts to force that leadership convention when Mr. Diefenbaker was still par- ty leader in the mid-1960s. Although he was the man who recommended that Mr. Camp be appointed national director of the party in 1963, the affec- tion didn't last long. It has not revived either. Mr. Churchill has come from Winnipeg this time to spend two weeks helping Mr. Diefenbaker research his memoirs. "And I have had an op- portunity to talk with a good many members of caucus and as a result of this I feel Mr. Camp should be invited here." "This is the way I see said the politician who quit be- fore the 1968 general election. "I think caucus should recog- nize the fact that Dalton Camp occupies a commanding position in the party's inner circles and that he will exer- cise substantial control over who becomes the next leader. "At the moment, caucus members don't know when the leadership convention will be held, they don't know who will be in the running, some wonder whether Mr. Stanfield can be persuaded to run again, and in general things are in a state of confusion." "Why pretend Mr. Camp is without influence? I suggest that caucus should bring him here, find out when he feels a convention should be held, find out who he supports for the leadership and everything else that's on his mind." Mr. Churchill, an MP from 1951 until 1968, served as trade minister, veterans affairs minister and defence minister in the Diefenbaker government. He says it's non- sense for anyone to suggest that Mr. Camp is no longer influential within the party. Mr" Camp was president of the party when the "Dump Dief" movement reached a climax in 1966, forcing a lead- ership convention the follow- ing 'year. And he has been credited with masterminding the successful leadership campaign of Robert Stanfield, who succeeded Mr. Diefen- baker. The Camp profile is much lower now, Mr. Churchill says, but his influence with the party's executive is as strong as ever. "He's been in the back- ground, but he maintains a close association with Mr. Stanfield." And, in a reference to an in- cident in the last campaign, Mr. Churchill said there is no point in Mr. Camp going through the rear doors of hotels for secret meetings with the party leader when "he should walk right through the doors of Parliament and meet with the entire caucus. If we should ever make a mistake and it turns out you owe more tax, you pay only the tax, Block pays any interest or any penalty that may be assessed. You people really stand behind your work. United Motors Co. Ltd. 3rd Ave. 3rd St. S. Phone 327-2805 (Serving Southern Alberta Over Century) AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. Feb. 24. Highway 3: Lcthbridgc to Medicine Hat Bare and dry with occasional slick sections. Lelhbridge to Fort Macleod Partially bare. Some icy sections. Drif- ting. Fort Macleod to British Columbia Boundary Partially bare with icy sec- tions. Has been sanded. Highway 4: Lcthbridgc to Coutts Some drifting with icey sections. Highway 5: Lcthbridgc to Cardston and Walerton Snowinis heavily at pre- sent In Cardston area. Slippery. Visibility poor. Highway 6: Pincher Creek to Waterton Snowing heavily. Very slipperv Poor visibility. i J Highway 2: Fort Macleod to Calgary Partially bare with icy sections and some drifting. Calgary to fdmonton Partially bare in driving lanes Icy sec- tions. Fort Maelcod to Cardston and Carway Snowing heavily at present Highway 23: Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River Mainly bare in driving lanes. Slick sections. Highway 36: Tahcr to Brooks Very icy with a light trace of snow Trans Canada: Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current Partially bare in driving lanes. Watch for icy sections. Calgary to Banff Snowing lightly Slippery sections. Banff to Golden Up to 3" new snow. Slick sections Crews are not working in Park. Ooldcn lo Rogers Pass and Rcvclslokc Up to 8" new snow Has been plowed and sanded on slippery sections. EJJTRy and timcs' Carwny 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chief Mountain, Closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9am to 6 pm Kingsgatc open 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times: Mountain lost or damaged parcels in the Toronto postal district in the last 10 months of last year in- creased to from in the corresponding 10 months of 1973. The number lost or damag- ed in the 1974 period represents about one-quarter of one per cent of parcels handled in the region, or about 65 parcels a day. The post office paid compensation in the 1974.period, an increase of about over 1973. But Mr. Roworth said he be- lieves the theft rate has de- creased sharply during the last two years, partly because of tighter security. The value of claims paid is up, he said, because of a two- year-old program of insuring all parcels up to at no cost to the sender, a program that has not been heavily publicized. Mr. Roworth's comments followed news stories in which a former post office employee said about parcels a day are stolen at the city's main terminal. By CRAIG R. WHITNEY New York Timcs Service BONN There is a feeling of disappointment in West Germany and East Germany with the five-year policy of achieving better relations between them. The vision, a distant one, of peacefully dismantling the Berlin Wall was in the back of West Germans' minds when the chancellor, then Willy Brandt, won popular backing for "Ostpolitik" as a means of coming to terms with the separate existence of Communist-controlled East Germany. Whether the Brandt govern- ment had such illusions or not is a matter of debate and recrimination here. A neutral diplomat observed that no change of policy could be made in a democracy without tacitly encouraging the im- pression that it was easier to bring about than it would be in fact. And the process of relax- ing tensions between the two German states has proved to be a slow, arduous task, though, indeed, progress has been made. The trouble is that some of the changes are not such as to inspire widespread excitement or a feeling of ad- vance. A visitor to East Germany gets a sense of unrealized ex- pectations, of nervousness that the grand design of detente could .easily become obscured by tactical dis- agreements or wrecked by wrangling. Two years ago state depart- ment officials in Washington told a reporter to watch out for a German civil-aviation agreement that would allow people to fly from Dresden to Frankfurt, say, or from Cologne to East Berlin. No such agreement seems to be in sight. The present chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, inherited the Brandt policies when they had been largely completed. No initiatives or changes in course have been undertaken since he succeeded Brandt last May. In the election campaign in West Berlin this month the Social Democratic party, which he heads, is doing its best to remind the voters that they could not even think of the eastward journey until the Brandt policy made it possible. But there are doubts, which the party's represen- tatives share, whether the party will succeed in the vote March 2. An American diplomat who has been here a long time said: "In the German context Ostpolitik has always meant, in the back of the minds of West German voters, the chance to do something for the brethren 'over there.' WHOOP-UP COUNTRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE 1975 BUSINESS YEAR On Monday, February at 8 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lethbridge Public Library The Society wishes to invite all interested citizens to attend and become involved in this worth- while community project. FRONT LOADING CONVERTIBLE DISHWASHER RCA JET SPRAY WASHING ACTION No need to pre- ririse! 2 powerful jet sprays strip away even the toughest food soil. NEW RCA POWER DRYING SYSTEM Warmed air is fan-circulated for sate drying. Use it now as a portable... convert to under counter, Four-cycles for all big family needs. Rinse Hold setting and Soft Food Dispenser. Radiant Rinse for sparkling glassware and cutlery. Optional maple chopping block. Avocado, goldstone extra. SAVE 26" Color SAVE Automatic Washer and Gas Dryer SAVE THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 815 3rd AVE. S. 610 13th ST. N. Optn 9 a.m. p.m. 9-5 Saturday CENTRE VILLAGE MALL KIOSK Optn 9-5 Weekdays; Thurt. and Fri. 9-9 OPEN TONIGHT NEC68MI ;