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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD - Monday, February 26, 1973 Police dog captures suspect VERNON, BC. (CP) - A 12-hour manhunt in the Okan-agan valley ended Saturday night when an RCMP tracking dog captured a man who allegedly fired a shot at an RCMP officer and stole his police car. The manhunt, which ranged through southern British Columbia and into Washington state, began after Constable John Chester was shot at when he stopped a man for questioning. Police said the man was walking along a Highway 18 miles southeast of here wrapped in a blanket. RCMP spokesmen said he pulled out a rifle, disarmed Constable Chester, who left his car to question the man, and escaped in his patrol car. The car was found abandoned about 20 miles away with damage estimated at about $1,-000. Police said the suspect gave up quietly when the police dog found him huddled near a roadside. Prince begins tour LONDON (Reuter) - Prince Philip sets out today on a new kind of royal tour, combining a visit to Australia with calls on nine other countries. Hungary, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Thailand, India, Singapore and Indonesia are included in the itinerary, believed to have been drawn up largely by the prince himself. Court officials stress that the prince's main purpose is to visit Australia. He goes there as president of the Australian Con. servation Federation, a post he accepted in 1971 for a five-year term. He is scheduled to arrive in Australia March 12 and return to London March 29 by way of Singapore, the Maldive Islands and Cyprus. Prince Philip will preside at an investiture in Singapore on behalf of the Queen . Redel aivarded $16,500 VANCOUVER (CP) - British Calumba Lands Director Walter Redel, arrested and beaten by Quebec provincial police in 1970, said Sunday he is satisfied with a $16,500 award made Friday by the Quebec justice department. Mr. Redel said he expects confirmation today of the out of court settlement. He sued the provincial gov- ernment and two Quebec provincial police officers for $24,750 after he was arrested Feb. 1, 1970 while on a morning walk in Quebec city, and subsequently beaten. Mr. Redel said the money was not the issue. "The main reason I pressed the case was because the Qubeec government said it could not be held responsible for the police actions." Funeral held far Bertrand COWANSVILLE, Que. (CP) - Jean-Jacques Bertrand, former premier of Quebec who died Thursday, was buried in the parish cemetery here after a simple Roman Catholic ceremony Sunday afternoon. About 3,000 people gathered inside and outside the Ste. Rose de Lima church for the funeral attended by the former premiers family, friends and Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto-Col. Eugene Edward Tieman, 61, assistant national director of the Red Cross blood transfusion service, following a heart attack. Grimsby, Ont.-Rev. Simone Fedirko, 61, a brother with the The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE many of his political allies and foes. The funeral service was conducted by Most Rev. Albert Sanschagrin, Bishop of St. Hya-cinthe. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Bernard Menard, the parish priest. Jean-Francois Bertrand, son of the former premier, delivered a short eulogy. Ukrainian Basilian Order, of a heart attack. New York-Dr. Dickinson W. Richards, 77, who won a Nobel Prize for heart research, of a heart attack. Norwich, Vt-Dr. Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, 84, historian and university teacher. New York-Walter Reade Jr., 56, exhibitor and innovator in the motion picture industry, of injuries received when he fell while skiing. Nashua, N.H.-J. Harold Daoust, 62, New England regional director and a vice-presi. dent of the Textile Workers Un-I ion of America AFL-CIO. Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A, French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. SUNDAY 19th: Camped at the Souris, splendid camping place, good water, with gravely bottom, weed and grass. Men thoroughly enjoyed first day of rest, bathing, washing clothes etc. McLeod arrived in the afternoon, and all the oxen and carts were up by the evening. Two horses had to be left on the road. The Boundary Comm. people may find them and bring them in. MONDAY 20th: Remained all day camped on the Souris shoeing horses, repairing carts, transferring loads, etc. Held an investigation into the fact one of our men (Pierre Lucas) leaving a horse behind. He stated that his horse could not move and that he was pursued by five Indians whom he fired at. I do not believe his statement. Two horses died, one from being worked by another troop when sick. Hoyt's Congratulate . . . The Students of Hamilton Junior High on their retracing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. Remember.... you always do better at Hoyt'sl SUPER SPECIAL! - COUNSELLOR GRECIAN SCROLL CLOTHES HAMPER Family sized so everyone can use it. The ultimate In bathroom luxury with rich gold rim and towel rack handles 12x24x24. Colors Gold and White. Regular 19.95 SUPER SPECIAL ................... 1697 Call Housewares 327-576/ DOWNTOWN 606 3rd Avn. S. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Tame jay Just nuts about peanuts, lame jay takes a snack is 15 years old has probably set seme sort of record of from Gordon Langstaff, of Burnaby, B.C. The bird who longevity for its breed. _ Snowmobilers request use of all crown-owned lands EDMONTON (CP) - More than 500 snowmobilers meeting here Saturday criticized the government snowmobile regulations and called for all crown-owned lands to be opened to their vehicles. And the delegates representing all sections of the province, asked the province to reimburse them for . expenses involved in organizing the meeting. The meeting was called after Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne told a group of snowmobile operators in Red Deer five weeks ago to hold a convention, approve resolutions and submit them to the government. "We normally would not have done this," chairman Den- nis Blakeman of Edmonton said. "But we duly followed what the minister asked us to do." SPEND $2,000 He said members of a steering committee spent $2,000 in organizing the session and a request for funds was turned down by Premier Peter Loug-heed. During the day-long session, changes made to the Off-Highway Vehicle Act by Mr. Loug-heed's government in 1972 came under attack. Delegates were concerned about the banning of snowmobiles from highways and right-of-ways, and compulsory insurance for snowmobilers, including not only public liability and property damage, but also passenger Indians to seel new Indian Act EDMONTON (CP) - Indian chiefs who met in a closed conference here T h u r sday through Saturday have announced they will ask Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien for a meeting to plan a new Indian Act. The chiefs, said to represent all but the Maritijne provinces, passed a resolution asking that such a meeting with the minister be held before April 30. Their concern with the Indian Act stems largely from the Jeanette Lavell case now before the Supreme Court of Canada. Mrs. Lavell of Toronto lost her treaty status in 1970 when she married a white man. She took her case to court and lost in 1971, but regained her Indian status on an appeal last year. The case is seen as a threat to the Indian Act by chiefs and Indian associations throughout the country. Chief Michael Roy of the Waykwenikong reserve in Ontario told a news conference Saturday that if the court allows Mrs. Lavell to return to full Indian status on her reserve, it will further erode the already-weak Indian Act. He said the conference here was called to discuss the case, which the chiefs fear may lead to an increasing number of white men moving to Indian reserves. "We are not denying her (Mrs. Lavell) the right to live on the reserve," Chief Roy said. "She has a free choice," but since she chose to marry a white man, she should stay with him. "Can't you white men look after your wives?," he asked "The (Indian) act is being chopped off section-by-section and soon there will be no act. The Indians depend on the act for their very survival." , Chief Gordon Crowchild of the Sarcee reserve near Calgary said a national confer ence of chiefs would be called to discuss the act before any action is taken to change it. "We want a meeting to find what direction we are going in and want all to be involved in any changes." A proposal that Harold Cardinal, president of the Indian Association of Alberta, draw up a new Indian Act is unsatisfactory to the chiefs, said Chief Roy. "We want every chief to discuss the re-drafting of the Indian Act, not just Harold Cardinal," he said. Chief Crowchild sadd it was important to recognize that the chiefs and native organizations "didn't just sit back." "At last we are voicing our opinions." TIRED OF RELIGIOUS QUARRELS? COME TO THE TALKS ABOUT THE BIBLE Lethbridge Sports Centre 11 St. and 5 Ave. S. SAT., FEB. 27 - 7:30 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME Come and enjoy the discussions. NO OBLIGATION - NO COLLECTIONS hazard and accident benefits. They asked that snow vehicles be removed from the off-highway vehicle act and a special snow vehicles act be drawn up. They also charged that the provincial snowmobile advisory committee has lost its power by reporting to the department of youth, culture and recreation, i n s t e a d of to the highways department. Environment Minister Bill Yurko told the meeting the government is working towards buying more recreational land and providing snowmobile trails for enthusiasts. PUBLIC HEARINGS He promised that extensive pu�/c hearings will be held before the government commits any additional regions to wilderness status. Highways Minister Copithorne said the delegates' concerns will be taken into account by the government. Attorney-general Merv Leitch said the government has "an open mind" on the snowmobilers' complaints, and agreed that snowmobile insurance rates in the province should be based on accident figures for Alberta, not all of Canada. Gordon Taylor, Social Credit member of the legislature from Drumheller, charged the snowmobile insurance situation had been "badly bungled" by the government. "I don't flunk compulsory insurance for the snowmobile industry is a requirement at this time. There are hundreds of vehicles which will never have an opportunity of damaging the lives or property of others." Mr. Taylor added that insurance rates should be on a seasonable basis, "there's no possibility at all of a snowmobile causing any damage in the summer," he declared to a loud outburst of cheers, whistles and applause. Mr. Blakeman said the resolutions passed will be submitted to the highway department with the expectation that some legislative action will be taken before the end of the spring season of the House. Election race expected to be close one PARIS (Reuter) - The outcome of the French elections still looked close Sunday as the campaign entered its final week. Both the Gaullists and the opposition Socialist-Communist Front retained a definite chance of winning a majority in the 490-seat National Assembly. The contest is so close that many commentators believe France is in for a big political change, whoever wins-chiefly because Gaullism can no longer cary on in the same way after Gen. de Gaulle has been dead for more than two years. The latest opinion polls show the Gaullists and their allies edging back from the brink of potential defeat to a position likely either to give them a slim over-all majority or push them into a government partnership with the small Centre reformist group. No plans to oppose unification NEW YORK (Reuter) -Henry Kissinger, foreign affairs adviser to President Nixon, said Sunday the United States is not opposed in principle to the unifr cation of Vietnam, provided it occurs peacefully. He made the statement in an NBC television interview taped in Washington last week and shown Sunday. "We are not opposed to the unification of Vietnam in prin ciple, if Vietnam is unified by peaceful means," Kissinger said. "If the performance of one part or the other is so clearly superior to that of the ether 'that it tends to achieve moral superiority over the other, that is not an American concern," he said. Kissinger said that "north Vietnam will never relinquish its desire to take over South Vietnam" and that the present generation of North Vietnamese leaders "have spent their whole lives making revolutions." Gov't expected to win crucial Commons vote OTTAWA (CP) - The Trudcau governments life-saving budget, with its obvious appeal for the New Democratic Party, should carry the Liberals safely through a crucial vote tonight on a Conservative motion of non-confidence. The budget was presented by Finance Minister John Turner last Monday. Its tax cuts and promises of old-age pension increases have drawn cautious praise from the NDP and the expected denunciation from Conservative and Social Credit benches. NDP approval is crucial to government survival. The NDP's 31 seats combined with the Liberal's 109 comprise a majority able to carry any vote in the 264-seat Commons. There are 107 Conservatives, 15 Social Credit members and two independents. Today is the fourth day of a six-day debate on a government motion to have the House accept the budget. The vote tonight is on a Conservative amendment to the motion. Moved last week, it states that the House is unsatisfied with the budget because it does not contain measures to reduce unemployment and inflation and includes no in centives to increase Canadian participation in Canadian industry and development. DOUBTS SMALL Because of the unflagging support of the NDP there is little doubt the Liberals will survive tonight's vote. However, judging from the recent mood in the House it should be a noisy vote, replete with des-thumping and jeers. The vote on the government motion to acept the budget comes Wednesday night. Again it is likely that the government, with NDP support, will survive. A bill to increase old-age pensions to $100 a month is to come before the Commons Thursday. All parties are in favor of it. The debate will likely revolve around opinions that the $20 increase is too little. The next item will be a bill to increase war veterans' allowances. Again there should be no opposition. Both bills are expected to be passed by Friday. The Senate will not sit this week. The senators were called in for a special session Friday to pass a supplementary estimates bill. They decided to give themselves a two-week holiday as compensation, and adjourned to March 13. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS JTHE ELi- -v Weather and road report Reporter wins award EDMONTON (CP) - Gary Park, a senior municipal government reporter of the Calgary Herald, has won the Dr. F. P. Galbraith award for Alberta journalists, it was announced today. The award includes $6,500 plus tuitions for one year of study as a special student at the University of Alberta. The award was instituted in memory of Dr. F. P. Galbraith, chancellor of the university from 1964 to 1971 and publisher of the Red Deer Advocate for 36 years. Traffic deaths show increase EDMONTON (CP) - Highway traffic deaths in Alberta last year rose by 4.59 per cent to 455 from 435 in 1971, the Provincial Safety Council said today. Of last year's total, RCMP investigated 368 traffic deaths, 38 were investigated by Edmonton city police and 36 by Calgary police. There were three traffic deaths in Drumheller, two in Medicine Hat and one each in Wetaskiwin and Lethbridge. The total number of accidents increased to 54,793 from 49,632 and injures were up seven per cent to 12,656 from 11,779. Included in the fatalities were 65 pedestrians, 20 motorcyclists and 14 bicyclists. CLOUDS FIRED ON HONG KONG (AP) - The Communist newspaper Ta Kung Pao said more than 1,000 artillery pieces were fired at hail-bearing clouds last year from a hill in China's Kansu Province in an effort to save crops. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:19 SUNSET 6:10 Lethbridge  Medicine Hat -Today: Periods of freezing drizzle. Highs near 30. Lows 20 - 25. Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 3540. Calgary - Today: Periods of freezing drizzle or snow. Highs near 30. Lows 10-20. Tuesday: Cloudy, occasional snow. Highs near 30. Colunibla Kootcnay-Today: Mainly cloudy with occasional rain or wet snow. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs both days in the upper 30s and low 40s. Lows tonight about 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide-Partly cloudy and mild through Tuesday except cloudy and colder extreme north portion today. Highs both days 45 to 60 except 35 to 45 northeast and extreme north today. Lows tonight 15 to 30.  West of Continental Divide - Variable cloudiness through Tuesday with chance of a few showers in the mountains. Highs both days 40 to 50. Lows tonight mostly 20s. II L Pre Lethbridge...... 51 27 .. Pincher Creek .. .. 49 26 .. Medicine Hat .. . 46 23   Edmonton ..... ... 20 7 Grande Prairie . 11 -5 .05 30 , . Calgary ....... ...29 19 .01 Victoria ...... ...49 46 .22 Penticton ..... ... 49 26 Prince Rupert .. .. 44 40 .89 Prince George .. .. 29 12 Kamloops ..... ... 45 38 .01 Vancouver ... . ...51 46 .67 Saskatoon ..... ... 16 0 .03 Regina....... ... 28 24 .02 Winnipeg ..... Toronto ....... ... 17 11 23 1 .13 , 14 3 . , Montreal ..... ... 13 1 St. John's ..... ... 31 22 .10 Halifax ..... .. ... 30 11 Charlottetown .. . . 26 -2 Fredericton ... ...22 -2 Chicago ...... ...36 29 Minneapolis ... ...30 14 New York ... . ... 43 36 , . 73 70 .07 Las Vegas ... . ... 63 43 Phoenix ..... , ... 74 48 . 52 25 36 London ....... ...45 36 �  . 37 27 . 34 21 Madrid ....... ...64 18 Moscow ...... ...36 16 , . Stockholm..... . . 28 16 . . 54 30 Multi-Unit Press DRILL TRANSPORT ( ) Transport-14" or 15" wheels standard equipment ( ) Bearings - VA" sealed Timken roller bearings ( ) Frame - 2x3 rectangular steel tubing ( ) Chains - 5/16 proof strength chain ( ) Pins - heavy duty %" diameter ( ) Mounting Brackets - 3 x2x'/V' anijle or 3x2x 3/16" steel tubing ( ) Hinge Brackets - Adjustable for any width drill GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are mostly bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 2 north is In good winter driving condition with a light skiff of snow from Red Deer to Edmonton. Highway 3 west to the B.C. border is mostly bare except for the Pincher Creek area where the visibility is lightly reduced due to freezing rain and fog. Highway 3 east to Medicine Hat and all highways south of Lethbridge are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff to Revelstoke, slippery sections. Banff - Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are both in good winter driving condition with some 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.; Del 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; Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;