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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI LITHBRIDQl HIRAID - Thursday, Ptbruary 21, 1971 Auto insurance irresponsibility firms rapped LONDON, Ont. (CP) - Don McGhee of London, president of the Ontario Innrance Agents Association, Wednesday accused automobile insurance companies of "irresponsibility and in-sensitivity to public opinion." This, coupled with "complete disregard for the future well being of the Canadian insurance Industry calls for more effective control and supervision from the office of the superintendent of insurance than we have seen in the past few years," he said. Mr. McGhee spoke to 114 per- Trucking industry strike end near VICTORIA (CP) - One side of the dispute affecting about 3,500 teamsters sod more than 70 firms in the British Columbia trucking industry took immediate action Wednesday, after the legislature passed a resolution designed to end a strike  lockout that began last Friday. The action came within minutes of the house voting 37-to-l3 CHILDLESS COUPLE AND 'SON'-Mr. and Mrs. James Davis of West Covlno, Calif., who have no children, cuddle the chimpanzee who lives with them as a "son." Mrs. Davis is charged with violating a city law against harboring wild animals in a home. She contends Moe isn't wildi he wears boys' clothes, eats at the table, brushes his teeth and uses the family toilet. Legislature Roundup Opposition non-confidence motion defeated by Off-track betting to be allowed govt. EDMONTON (CP) - An op-position motion of non-confidence, which criticized the Social Credit government for not launching special programs to reduce unemployment, was defeated in the Alberta legislature Wednesday. The motion, in the form of an amendment to the reply to the speech from the throne, was rejected 49 to 10 in a standing vote - almost a foregone conclusion in a House made up of 55 Social Credit members and 10 Progressive Conservatives. Debate on the amendment, which had dragged on for seven days, concluded with Public Works Minister Albert Lud-wig telling the House that special programs would do little good for the 41,000 people unemployed in the province. A public works program is not a cure for unemployment, he said, noting that $27 mil' lion worth of government projects now under way in the province are providing only about 600 jobs. The legislature then turned to the regular throne speech debate, which was adjourned by Ethel Wilson, minister without portfolio. The throne speech debate will end Friday, with Provincial Treasurer Anders Aalborg scheduled to bring down the budget Friday night. During Wednesday's question period, the problems of Canada's petrochemical industry were discussed. The problem hit Alberta Tuesday, when Chemcell Ltd. announced it will close the petrochemical portion of its Edmonton plant this fall and its plant at Two Hills within two to four years. About 325 work ers will be laid off when the Edmonton plant shuts down. Replying to opposition mem MAKE UP A PARTY COME TO EL RANCHO CABARET # Friday - "JUST US" m Saturday - "HORSE" Admission SI.2S (Sid* Intranet) 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. REFRESHMENTS and FOOD AVAILABLE LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th Street North bers, Premier Harry Strom said the provincial and federal governments will do everything possible to assist the displaced workers and reiterated that things may not be "as serious as it appears at the present time" because of other developments in the province. AID OMBUDSMAN Bill Dickie (PC - Calgary Glenmore) gave notice that the Conservatives will come to the aid of Alberta's Ombudsman, George McClellan, who has become embroiled in controversy following an investigation into the case of a former Edmonton real estate salesman. C. C. McLaurin, a former chief justice of Alberta who conducted a government-ordered inquiry into the case, said Mr. McClellan "glaringly flout ed" the law under which he operates by not hearing both sides in the dispute. Mr. McClellan, a former RCMP commissioner appointed in 1967, has made a special report to the legislature in which he says that "if at any time the members of the legislative assembly should ever come to feel that they have lost confidence in the ombudsman ... my position would be untenable, and my course would be clear." At a news conference called to explain the motion, Mr. Lougheed said the ombudsman is a servant of the legislature "and should be accountable only to the legislature." Mr. Dickie's motion asks that the government should not be allowed to authorize a public inquiry into the recom mendations or the actions of the ombudsman . . . there should be amendments to the Ombudsman Act to provide for a public inquiry only under exceptional circumstances at the direction of the legislature, Talks collapse LONDON (AP) - Talks aimed at ending Britain's six-week-old postal strike collapsed early today. EDMONTON (CP) - Off-track betting will be in operation this summer in Calgary and Edmonton, Al Anderson, general manager of the Edmonton Exhibition Association, said today. He said discussions have taken place between his organization and the Calgary Exhibition Assodstion on bow to operate the system. Initially, it appeared direct telephone and teletype lines I between the two cities would be used. Later more sophisticated equipment would be installed. Mr. Anderson said that plans are tentative, but downtown offices would be opened in both cities for taking bets. Only the office in the city in which race meeting was being held would be open. Betting in the other city would be done at the track. Food and drink would probably be served to bettors at the track at which races were not being held. He said that the Left-bridge Exhibition Association may later be Included in the betting. In the legislature Wednesday, Attorney-General Edgar Gerhart said off-track betting would be allowed if it was controlled by the two associations. Replying to N. S. Roper (SC - Ponoka), Mr. Gerhart said "it will be under way this summer if the two associations can get the mechanics worked out." It would have to be carried out by the associations "to head off having to go into the full field of criminal law enforcement in . . . off-tracking betting." In favor of a motion calling for an end to the work stoppage. Carl Anaheim, director of the automotive transport labor relations association, which bargains for 78 trucking firms in the province, said he was sending a telegram to the teamsters ending the lockout. But Senator Ed Lawson, the Canadian head of the Teamsters Union, said the union will make no decision until it receives a retum-to-work order. The necessary order would have to be drawn up by the provincial cabinet, but Premier W. A. C. Bennett gave no hint outside the house when such i move might be made. Indications were this would not happen before a cabinet meeting Friday. Earlier, Mr. Bennett told the legislature that in implementing its labor legislation the government was living up to the promise it made before the last provincial election, that it would face up to labor problems. "I led a successful election on this issue last time. I don't hesitate to lead another," be said. During the lengthy debate on the motion Social Credit members argued the need to protect the public interest, while members of the opposition New Democratic Party claimed the government action would mark the end of collective bargaining in B.C. After' watching the progress of the debate from the public galleries, Sen. Lawson told reporters that the NDP support for what he called "a matter of principle" may force the teamsters union to rethink its policy of non-political alignment Attorney - General Leslie Peterson, who also doubles as labor minister, introduced the motion asking the house to ree ommend an end to the work stoppage "to protect the public interest and welfare." He described the trucking industry as the lifeblood of the provincial economy, and said although he personally regretted the need for such government action he was sure the good of the people and the economy should come first. sons during a Joint meeting of the London Chapter, Insurance Institute of Ontario, and the London Insurance Agents Association. "As long as our underwriting attitudea are prescribed from Baltimore, Philadelphia or Hartford, the insurance industry in Canada is unlikely to gain the confidence of the Canadian motorist," he said. He said an example of "continued indifference to public reaction or opinion" by companies was "the deliberate chaos and confusion created with the introduction of the mi automobile rating program." Companies made changes In rating formulas and underwriting procedures without consult' ing first with agency associations at the federal or provincial level, Mr. McGhee said. ""But what is even more distasteful is that these companies introducing plans designed to create selective marketing waited until after, public announcement had been made of the new rates before showing their hand." Weekend Entertainment High school principal wins Tory nomination GRANUM (HNS) - Macleod Progressive Conservative Constituency Wednesday night nominated Willow Creek Composite High School principal Dan Le Grandeur to contest the next provincial election. About 160 attended the nominating meeting here and heard Opposition Leader Peter Loug heed say income tax and prop erty tax should be used to finance education. Mr. Le Grandeur lives at Claresholm. The constituency officers elected are Sherman Ewing, president; John Eaton, vice-president; and Lee Anderson, secretary. They all reside at Claresholm. THIS WEEK AT THE ^ IN THE CLUBROOMS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, Feb, 26 and 27 FRIDAY - In the Clubrooms "CAMEOS" SOCIAL EVENING Saturday, Feb. 27 - 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. MAIN HAll - $5.00 PER COUPLE Members and Invited Guests! 0 0 9 IWVAUU1Z1I MOTOR HOTEL EMBASSY LOUNGE . . . HARRY BAILEY at the Organ TUESDAY thru SATURDAY IMPERIAL LOUNGE . . . TERRY and GREG PIRATES COVI CABARET WEDNESDAY 'THE FILTCHMORE WEST" THURSDAY AND FRIDAY "INTERNATIONAL SET" Admiiiion S1.2S P*' Parian Socreds won't join Tory ranks REGINA (CP) - Saskatchewan's Social Credit League has voted not to merge with the provincial Progressive Conservative Party and at the same thtH> suspended their leader, Lloyd Avram. The decision was taken at a meeting of the league here Wednesday. However, a convention scheduled Friday and Saturday in Saskatoon to establish a new party through a merger of the two political groups will be held as planned. Don Swenson of Regina, Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party president, said Wednesday the convention will be held to elect a new leader, adopt a new constitution and make policy decisions that the party feels will express a realignment of political thought. The Social Credit League' action followed last weekend' meeting at which the proposed merger with the Conservatives was discussed. No decision was taken then other than to meet again. Earlier this month, Mr, Avram, of Indian Head, rejected a charge he ignored the wishes of the provincial Social Credit Party executive when he agreed to the merger with the Conservatives. Russians expel German diplomat ALICE PARE . . Missing Girl Urbanization seminar held MEDICINE HAT (CP) - A one-day seminar on urbanization was held Wednesday. The keynote speaker, Dr. David Bettison of the University of Lethbridge, said the proposed urban transit systems under study by Calgary and Edmonton 'virtually set the framework for the future de-of those cities. Foul play may be involved DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. (CP) - Police said today they still have no clues on wherea-I' bouts of 14-year-old Alice Pare * Who failed to return home from a music lesson last week. They indicated foul play might be involved in the disappearance of the girl, related to three Quebec judges, but as yet they have no information to go on. No ransom notes have been received. Nothing has been heard from the girl since Feb. 17. Her mother is Andre Pare, a retired research chemist. The girl's grandfather Is a former Sessions Court Judge, Joseph Mailer. Her great-uncle, Marcel Marier, is a judge in Montreal Municipal Court and another uncle, Eugene Marier, is a Quebec Superior Court judge. Police said searches of vacant houses in the area were fruit- SALES DOWN OTTAWA (CP) - Farm Implement and equipment sales totalled $360 million last year, down 12 per cent from $410 million in 1969, the Dominion Bureau ofStatistics reports. Sales on repair parts fell by 1.5 per cent to $64.7 million in 1970 from $66.7 million in 1969. Dr. Patterson nominated RED DEER (CP) - Dr. Leonard J. Patterson, 83, has been nominated to contest the new Red Deer riding for the Liberal party in the next provincial election. Dr. Patterson of Red Deer defeated two other candidates, including a 17-year-old high school student. He is the second Liberal nomination for the election expected to be held I later this year. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE L~X ~~ Weather and road report 12:00 07 ABOVE ZERO AT -""""flOON SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:21 SUNSET 6:09 H L Pre Lethbridge .... .. 49 30 .05 Pincher Creek . .. . 43 26 .13 Waterton..... . . 35 27 Medicine Hat .. . . 46 28 Vermilion ... . . . 36 11 Edmonton ... . .. . 36 8 Grande Prairie    34 15 Banff......... . . 35 25 .13 Coronation ... ... 30 12 Calgary...... . . 40 24 .05 Cranbrook ... ... .46 26 .18 Victoria ... ... . . 48 35 .22 Penticton..... . . 50 37 .03 Prince George ... . 37 14 Vancouver .... .... 47 37 .ii Saskatoon ... .. . 33 8 Regina...... ... . 37 25   Winnipeg..... . . 28 21 30 Montreal..... . . 27 10 Quebec...... 5 St. John's ... . .. . 20 17 IS .09 Charlottetown . .. . 27 10 .10 MOSCOW (Reuter) - The Soviet Union has expelled a West German diplomat in apparent retaliation for a similar case in- Found alive CHAMONK, France (AP) - Rescuers dropped by helicopter into the snow and ice of Mont Blanc found Rene Desmaison, one of the world's great alpinists, alive on a sheer rock cliff after a lS-day ordeal of freeiing cold and gale winds. A climbing companion, Serge Gousseault, 24, was dead in the tent that gave scant shelter to the two men. Desmaison, 41, and Gousseault were trapped 100 yards below the 13,000-foot peak of the Grandes Jorasses Mountain wall. They were attempting to make the first winter ascension of the treacherous rock outcropping. Desmaison was transported here by helicopter and taken immediately to hospital after his rescue today. volving a Soviet diplomat In Bonn last year, it was disclosed Wednesday night The West German embassy announced that Dr. Immo Sta-breit had been asked to leave for activity "incompatible with his diplomatic status," but gave no details. Stabreit, a 38-year-old first secretary, was involved in some of the negotiations last year on the Soviet-West German non-aggression treaty signed in August. Tokyo airport riots surge NARITA, Japan (Reuter) - Riot police and demonstrations clashed repeatedly today in the worst fighting of a four-day old protest against the construction of Tokyo's second international airport. 2 37 74 49 34 70 52 .05 Fredericton..... 24 New York.......45 Miami ............77 Los Angeles......66 Las Vega.......60 Honolulu....... 78 Rome..........42 Paris.......... 42 48 .. London......... 41 50 .. Berlin.......... 37 41 .. Amsterdam...... 37 43 .. Madrid......... 42 68 .. Stockholm....... 5 32 .. Tokyo......... 36 42 .. FORECAST: 1 Lethbridge-Medlclne Hat - Today: A few snowshowers. Winds N20 and gusty. Lows 10-15. Friday: Sunny, Winds W20 and gusty. Highs 20-35. Calgary - Today: A few snowshowers. Winds N20 and gusty. Lows near 10 above. Friday: Sunny, Highs 15-25 above. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Mainly cloudy with a few snowflurries, clearing toward evening. Friday: Sunny with a few cloudy intervals. Highs today and Friday in low 80s. Lows tonight 10-20. I B 0 B 9 B ELKS PUBLIC BINGO EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES 2-$50O JACKPOTS IN 48 AND S3 NOS. PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN CANTEEN 1231 3rd Avenue South ENTERTAINMENT for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THURSDAY, PEL 23-TONY SHIRANT FRIDAY, FEB. 26-METROS SATURDAY'S DANCE-METROS USED TRACTOR SPECIAL MASSEY-HARRIS 97 TRACTOR WITH DUALS, NEW PEMCO CAB. DUAL HYDRAULICS READY TO GOI See it today at: GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. PHONE 327-3165 P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2 - Nanton to Car-way, motly bare, thin packed snow through the towns. Highway 3 - east, Lethbridge to Grassy Lake, mostly bare. Highway 3 - west, Lethbridge to Monarch, snow covered and slippery. Monarch to th� BC border, snow and ice covered, slippery. Highway 5 is mostly bare except for packed snow and ice from Mountain View to Water-ton. Highway 8 from Pincher Creek to Waterton is covered with packed snow and ice. The remaining highways in the Lethbridge district are lightly snow covered. Highway 1 - Trans Canada - Calgary to Banff received 6 inches of new snow overnight and has been plowed and sanded. Banff to Golden received 2 inches of snow and has occasional slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke received 7 inches of new snow with a few slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways received 2 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening ana Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p,m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthlll-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain oosed. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to S p.m. ;