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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta J Bugging claim denied WASHINGTON (AP) -United States Attorney-General .Richard G. Kleindienst said Monday night that neither lie nor his predecessor, John Mitchell, authorized electronic bugging of reporters or White House aides. In a statement released by the justice department, Kleindienst also said that acting FBI director L. Patrick Gray III also denies approving the U.S. ivorft help VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - The United States has told Laos that it will have to go it abne, Sisouk na Champassak, Laotian defence minister, said Monday. "The Americans have said that it is up to us if we want to retake the strategic territory continuation of the use of such devices after he succeeded the late J. Edgar Hoover last May. Time magazine reported Sunday in its ciu-rent issue that the FBI, under orders from the White House tapped the telephones of six or seven reporters and a number of White House aides beginning more than two years ago in an effort to determine how information was being leaked to the press. wc have lost since the ceasefire," Sisouk said in an interview. He added that the Laotian government does not intend to try to retake the Southern town of Paksong even though the Communists seized it after the ceasefire was announced. French losing popularity TORONTO (CP)-The study of French has declined in popularity with Ontario high school students in Grades 9 and 10 during the last three years, the Ministry of education says. The information is contained in the Ministry's annual record of student enrolment by class, which has been compiled by a computer since September, 1970. It shows that there has been a sharp decline in Latin, a drop in history, and geography drew fewer students in 1972 than in 1970. During the last three years in Grades 9. and 10, French has dropped to 123,384 students from 143,641. Wallace reports false MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - George C. Wallace's chief physician said Monday reports that the Alabama govtrnor is kept under constant sedation and is "in a daze" half the time are "totally false." Dr. H. H. Hutchinson confirmed that the 53-year-old gov- ernor, paralysed in both legs since he was wounded in an assassination attempt nine months ago, is in pain much of the time-in "varying intensity." But he said Wallace takes only a mild pain-killer, "like aspirin, that you can buy at the drugstore." Peace search to continue WASHINGTON (AP) - Premier Golda Meir of Israel says she believes the search for peace -in the Middle East will continue, despite the shooting down of a Libyan airliner by Israeli planes last week. Mrs. Meir also said upon her 100 Copies $3.30 plus tax Instant Print & Copy Div. 1269 Third Ave. S lethbridge arrival in Washington Monday that she understands the world revulsion over the tragedy in which 106 persons, most of them Libyans, were killed. "It would be indeed a callous world if it happened otherwise," she said, "but even in a state of shock and true sorrow we have to go on searching for peace." Mrs. Meir planned to confer with members of Congress today and Wednesday, and will meet President Nixon Thursday regarding peace moves in the Middle East. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Saigon-Thich Tinh Kliiet. C-I, supreme patriarch of South Vietnam's Buddhists. Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. TUESDAY 21st: Marched at 5:30 a.m. Mid-day halt on North Antler Creek. The weather very hot and oppressive, several horses played out. Left an Act. Cst. and five men with ox-cart to bring on those horses which could not keep up. (9 altogether). Camped at night on the south side of the North Antler Creek. Grass very poor, being dried up or eaten by grasshoppers. Soil poor. Gravelly land during the morning march is quite unusual. The previous night the thermometer fell to 44 although it had been up to 99 during the same day. Would you like to be abie to follow the N.W.M.P. march west with the help of a map? Our students are just completing a map which shows each night's stop as well as points of interest mentioned in the diary. Send 25c to N.W.M.P. Project, Hamilton Junior High, Lethbridge. 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! RUBBERMAID CLEAR-OUTS!  BATH MATS | /A Reg. 2.69. Special � �Q * DISH DRAINERS | 7ft Reg. 2.98. Spec'al /" O CUTLERY TRAYS Reg. 1.89. Special 1,19  STOVE MATS Qft. Reg. 1.59. Special '#C  TOILET BRUSHES. Colors: yellow, beige, pink, turquoise. Reg. 3.98 n nn Special ........X.^Y Ca'1 Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Crowded courtroom More than 100 spectators Jammed the courtroom a Yellowknife Monday for the opening of an inquest into the deaths of three persons on an Arctic mercy flight in November. Pilot Martin Hartwell was found alive 32 days after the crash and ended once and resumed story on page 1. after the search had been after a public outcry. See NDP vote keep gov't alive Proposed B.C. coa location highlights port debate VICTORIA (CP) - Location of a bulk - loading terminal for shipping coal from northeast-eastern British Columbia and which railway should carry it -the B.C. Railway or Canadian National Railways--dominated proceedings of the British Columbia legislature Monday. Active discussion of the merits of Prince Rupeil and the federally-owned CNR vers- us Howe Sound and the pro-vincially - owned BCR has gone on for months, with some sharp words fired back and forth between Premier Dave Barrett and Environment Mini ster Jack Davis in Ottawa. On Monday, Mr. Barrett again tried to calm fears of environmentalists and politicians in the opposition that a port for loading coal in Howe Sound -which runs for 30 miles just Civil servants strike cripples of Britain most LONDON (Renter) - Airline flights were hard hit today as Britain's civil seiwants staged their first official national strike in the country's history. Customs and immigration officials stayed away from their jobs at air and sea ports, while staff asiting air traffic controller did not turn up for work. A customs spokesman said the strike will leave ports "wide open for smugglers." More than half the airline flights due from the Continent were cancelled. Nearly 400,000 clerical and executive workers in the civil service are expected to remain at home today or take part in picket lines. The 24-hour strike stalled at midnight Monday night, but customs and immigration officials had already set up picket lines at entry points into the country before the deadline. "Honesty boxes" were set up in the hope that travellers would not take advantage of the situation to indulge in wholesale smuggling. MAY AFFECT FLIGHTS Airline flights were expected to be drastically cut as staff assisting flight controllers at airports did not report for duty Monday night. The civil service strike against government pay policies followed the publication of a document outlining the proposed second phase of the Con- servative government's anti-inflation price and wage restraints. The document, which is still open to negotiation between the government, industry and the labor unions, called for the creation of a watchdog body to scrutinize increases in food prices. It also proposed a maximum limit to pay increases of four per cent, while company dividends would be held to a five-per-cent increase. The document contained the toughest set of anti-inflationary proposals ever produced by a British government and strong union opposition is expected. outside Vancouver - is the first step in its destruction as a prime recreation area. He told MLAs during debate on estimates of expenditures by the Premier's office that if a coal port is built at Britannia Beach on Howe Sound, about 30 miles north of Vancouver, it will be the last industrial development. ASSURES SAFEGUARDS There would be additional environmental safeguards in the form of covered silos to store the coal and covered hopper cars to carry it on the rail-wav, the premier said. Allan Williams (L - West Vancouver - Howe Sound), in whose riding the coal port on Howe Sound would be located, appeared skeptical about the premier's guarantee. He said Mr. Barrett couldn't- commit future governments. Dr. Scott Wallace (PC - Oak Bay) said many residents of the area which would be affected feel a coal report at Britannia Beach - which now is disfigured by a gravel pit and a disused copper mine - is the "foot in the door" of industrial expansion. The two Conservative MLAs previously opposed a port on Howe Sound for bulk earners, but Dr. Wallace said their decision will be reserved in view of the premier's comments on the methods of transporting and storing the coal. Suggestions by Liberal leader David Anderson that a coal port at Prince Rupert, served by the CNR, would be better because hauling costs would be lower were flatly refuted by the premier. Court ruling 011 abortion to stand WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States Supreme Court declined Monday to reconsider its ruling that states may not prohibit doctors fro oer-forming abortions in sed medical facilities until , seventh month of pregnancy. At the same time, the justices directed lower courts to apply the Jan. 22 decision to anti-abortion laws in nine states. Swept aside were pleas to hear . guardians assert "the rights of the unborn" and to consider more medical data. The action implies that the court is not likely to provide an opening to cut back its 7-to-2 decision. Until the fetus is viable, generally in the 24th to 23th week, the states may not interfere with the doctors judgment and the woman's right of privacy. Since then, anti-abortion laws in Massachusetts, Ohio, New Mexico and about a dozen other states have been nullified by lower courts or state officials. OTTAWA (CP) - After criticizing the government's 1973-74 budget for not doing enough to combat unemployment, New Democrats voted solidly with the Liberals Monday night to defeat a Conservative motion saying, in part, the same thing. The motion was defeated 140 to 111 as seven Social Creditors and 104 Conservatives voted against 108 Liberals, 31 New Democrats and one independent. Standing in the 264-seat Commons is Liberals 109, Conservatives 107, NDP 31, Social Credit 15 and independent two. David Orlikow (NDP-Winnipeg North) echoed statements made by other NDP members earlier in the budget debate when he said: "This budget is not an NDP budget. "It does not begin to meet the needs of the people of Canada in terms of dealing with unemployment." But he added "it is still the best budget we have seen in the last half-dozen years." If the Conservative motion had passed, the government would have had no choice under parliamentary tradition but to resign or seek an election. NOTES BENEFITS The motion, in the form of an amendment to a government motion approving the budget, "While acknowledging certain beneficial provisions in the budget proposals, this House regrets that they do not contain measures that will substantially reduce continuing high unemployment, effectively contain the spiralling cost of living or provide any incentive to Canadians to increase their participation in Canadian business enterprise and development." The Commons votes Wednesday on the main motion to approve the budget and the government has received public pledges of NDP support. But one New Democrat, Ran Harding (Kootenay West), warned he will not vote for any bill to enact the tax concessions to industry announced in the previous budget. Because of the fall election, legislation based on the May 8 budget was not passed. The chief Conservative spokesman Monday, George Hees (Prince Edward-Hastings), also opposed measures to aid industry in last May's budget. He said the cut in corporate income tax, to 40 per cent from 49, amounts to a cash windfall. The cut already is in effect and would be approved retroactively by legislation. Mr. Hees said the great majority of businesses had used the cut to increase their cash reserves or dividends, not to increase jobs. CE FAR PRESEI Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:17 SUNSET 6:12 H L Pre Lethbridge...... 43 26 .. Pincher Creek .... 53 25 .. Medicine Hat..... 37 24 .. Edmonton ........11 9 .03 Grande Prairie . . -1 -2 .10 Banff........... 45 29 .. Calgary......... 26 19 .. Armored car driver sought DUESSELDORF (AP) - The young West German driver of an armored car was on the loose today with $1.14 million worth of stolen marks after leaving letters saying the theft was in revenge for being fired. Police found the letters in the home cf Guenter Heinemann, 29, after his disappearance Monday. Heinemanns employer gave him notice Feb. 5 that he would be dismissed March 31, three years after he started with the company. New trailer regulations licence announced By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON - An increase in thefts has caused a change in Alberta motor vehicle branch regulations requiring all trailers to be registered individually. In past years one owner could buy a trailer licence for use on a number of trailers. Licences for all types o� vehicles go on sale Thursday. Bill Hogg, deputy registrar TIRED OF RELIGIOUS QUARRELS? COME TO THE TALKS ABOUT THE BIBL Lethbridge Sports Centre 11 St. and 5 Ave. S. SAT., FEB. 27 - 7:30 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME Como and enjoy the discussions. NO OBLIGATION - NO COLLECTIONS in the motor vehicle branch, said in an interview that licence renewal forms have been mailed out and should be arriving this week. Explaining the new trailer licence regulations, Mr. Hogg said "it's getting so that there are as many trailers stolen as there are vehicles." SEPARATE LICENCE Information about make, model, year and serial number required now to register a trailer is required by police to investigate thefts, he said. Formerly trailer licences were only registered by the identification of the owner. Mr. Hogg said that it would be impossible to try and register more than one unit per licence. "There's only a limited amount of space on the form." Because of the more detailed registration of trailers, a separate licence is required now for each unit, he said. The price of a trailer licence will remain at $5. However, for $1 a person may transfer the licence from one trailer to another. More than VOO.OOO trailer licences were sold for 1972, he sajd. There is no way nf knowing bow many more will be sold because of the new regulations this year. Mr. Hogg said he doubts whether there will be a substantial increase in revenue from trailer licences because of the new regulations. ANOTHER CHANGE Another change this year, he said, is the stricter proof of ownership now required to register a motor vehicle. A person must be prepared to show either:  A bill of sale or a lease agreement for the vehicle,  A licence renewal application form,  c Or, a previous registration slip. Automobile licences cost the same as last year - $16 to $26 depending on wheelbase. Truck licences are also unchanged - costing from $16 to $1,100 depending on type of licence and size of truck. Under regulations effective last fall, snowmobiles and other off-highway vehicles must be licensed annually. F o r m e r ly one licence lasted the life of the vehicle. Due to production difficulties, Mr. Hogg said off-highway vehicle licences' may not be available for a week or so. Victoria........ 50 40 Penticton.........49 37 Prince Rupert ... 47 40 Prince George ... .25 19 Kamloops ... . Vancouver ... Oaskatoon ... . Regina .......... 29 Winnipeg........30 Toronto......... 19 Ottawa.......... 13 Montreal........ 16 Ct. John's........26 Halifax.......... 24 Charlottetown . Fredericton ... Chicago......... 31 24 New York....... 39 25 Miami........... 80 59 Lcs Angeles...... 72 54 Las Vegas ... ... . 67 47 Phoenix......... 79 51 Rome........... 50 32 Paris........... 41 30 London.......... 45 34 Eerlin ... ...... 34 23 52 40 51 43 10 4 12 -12 22 -14 .23 .72 .48 .01 .02 .04 .04 FORECAST: Lethbridge - Today: Sunny tliis afternoon. Highs 40-45. Lows near 20. Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 45. Calgary. Medicine Hat - Today: Fog lifting near noon. Highs 30-35. Lows near 15. Wednesday: Sunny periods. Highs near 40. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Mostly cloudy. Few periods rain Columbia district. Tonight and Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs both days near 40. Lows near 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Partly cloudy west and south today and all sections Wednesday. Cloudy northeast today. Wanner northeast Wednesday, Highs today 50s east and south 30 to 40 northeast. Lows tonight 15 to 25 northeast 25 to 35 west and south. Highs Wednesday 50s west and south 40s northeast. West of Continental Divide - Cloudy with widely scattered showers today and again late Wednesday. Highs both days 45 to 55, Lows tonight 20s. Multi-Unit Press DRILL TRANSP0 ( ) Transport-! 4" or 15" ( ) wheels standard equipment ( ) Bearings - IVi" sealed Timken roller bearings Frame - 2x3 rectangular steel tubing ( ) Chains - 5/16 proof strength chain ( ) ( ) ( ) Pins - heavy duty V*" diameter Mounting Brackets - 3 x2x'/4" angle 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 liighways 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 liighways south of Lethbridge are bare and dry and in good whiter 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 OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutt3 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.; .Kuigsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; WUdhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;