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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Ftbruiry 28, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Dateline Alberta Mediator appointed Richardson favors extension of NORAD pact EDMONTON (CP) Dr. Bert Hohol, provincial labor minister, yesterday announc- ed the appointment of Dr. K. A. Pugh as mediator in negotiations between Calgary's striking school caretakers and the city's public school district. Dr. Pugh previously served as deputy labor minister of the province. He also was chairman of the Provincial In- dustrial Relations Board. He said representatives of both sides have been asked to prepare for a meeting soon in Calgary. The dispute affects about 780 employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees. The collective agreement expired Dec. 31, 1974, and employees went on strike Jan. 29 this year. Fire deliberately set CALGARY (CP) The principal of R. T. Alderman Junior High School here said a fire which forced closure of the school for half a day Thursday was deliberately set. Edward Duncan, principal of the 800 student school, said the school had to be clos- ed because of dense smoke in the school hallways. The fire started in a pile of garbage which had ac- cumulated during the five week old school caretakers strike. It was extinguished by a.teacher. OTTAWA (CP) Defence Minister James Richardson suggested Thursday that the North American Air Defence Agreement (NORAD) with the United States be extended for an indefinite period. The minister said at a meet- ing of the Commons external affairs committee that he is prepared to make two recommendations to cabinet, one for an indefinite extension and one lor 1'ive years. He said he personally prefers the former. NORAD, first signed in 1958, is the arrangement un- der which the U.S. and Canada co-ordinate their defence against the manned bomber through joint air defence headquarters in Colorado Springs.. Its radar facilities are of in- creasing use in civilian air traffic control and this is one of the major reasons for Mr. Richardson's recommenda- tion for retention. The agreement was extend- ed for live years in 1968 and two years in 1973. The last short-term extension was hopes Canada will extend the agreement longer than two years before it expiration dale of May 12. Mr. Richardson gave five reasons for extending the agreement: the success of U.S.-Soviet Union arms talks the Soviet Union still main- tains a large force of long- range bombers. He said "I believe that the security interests of the two North American countries necessitate the maintenance of prudent minimum defence capabilities against bombers." -Both the U.S. and Canada believe that the principle need in North American defence is more peacetime surveillance and control than defence against the bomber. Both were developing civilian military airspace control systems which should be related and compatible with each other. defence partnership un- der which U.S. plans and ac- tivities are discussed with Canada can only enhance considerable to provide all the facilities it uses under NORAD. U.S. attaches con- siderable importance to con- tinued Canadian co-operation in North American defence. Willin.riess of Canada to renew NORAD "would therefore have a positive im- pact on Canadian-U.S. relations at a time when a number of difficult issues have to be settled between the two countries." The minister revealed that Canada would like one altera- tion in the agreement. That would be a change of NORAD regions so that control of de- fence facilities in Western Canada would rest in Canada. At present the defence air control in Eastern Canada is in North Bay, Ont., but in Western Canada it comes from south of the border. The change would result in an increase in Canadian autonomy which would put the NORAD agreement in a new perspective. Crash victim i( EDMONTON (CP) -Michael Bida, 42, of Edmon ton, was identified yesterda as the victim of a crash of light aircraft at Edmonton in dustrial airport, close to th downtown area. Fort McMurra: EDMONTON (CP) ft research-study into the needs of the criminal justice sysleir in the Fort McMurray areE about 200 miles northeast o Merchants are EDMONTON (CP) Four Chinese merchants were nstructed yesterday to change their handling o perishable foods or face lega Mr. Bida was in a solo -training operation when a 1 Cessna 150 owned by the Ed-i monton Flying Club crashed shortly after takeoff. It e flipped over in the air moments before the crash. Y study set Edmonton was announced today by Warren Allmand, federal solicitor general, and Alberta Solicitor Gar.sral Helen Hunley. warned The merchants were given 14 days to comply with provincial regulations requiring perishable food to be displayed at temperatures higher than 140 degrees or less than 40 degrees Airlift Workers load rice onto a civilian airliner at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam. The supplies are part of an emergency U.S. airlift to the beleaguered Cambodian capital of Phnom to give the government time to consider possible new defensive equipment and the continued threat or otherwise of the manned bomber. It is known that the U.S. itil land to the point where customers can't afford them. Those who favor other modes of transporting the such as by also will be heard by the energy board. But here in the territories, where the native people make up almost two thirds of the plus population, the emphasis is on the native claims. Judge Berger has responded to this by ensuring that of Canadian LASTED YEARS sovereignty. Tne Mjddle Ages iasted for -The fact that the U.S. years. The first few shares costs of installation hundred years, until about 800, means monetary saving to were often called the Dark Canada. It would cost Canada Ages. claims settled' public interest groups to pre- missions and press releases, sent their case. And despite It says it is ready to pay a mutterings from Arctic Gas fair price for the 40 square about delay, he has allowed miles required and to set the almost a year for the opposing money aside pending settle-groups to mount their case. ment of the claims. Arctic Gas Pipelines, a consortium of more than 20 cor- But the native groups say porations, including Imperial the government will be under and Shell, has taken the view no pressure to settle the that native claims form no ciaims if huge developments part of either Judge Berger's are allowed to go on in the hearings for a northern right- meantime, of-way for the pi] By STUART LAKE YELLOWKN1FE, N.W.T. (CP) "No pipeline until our land claims are settled" is the united front of Northern Canada Indians, Eskimos and Metis as Mr. Justice Thomas Berger of the Supreme Court of British Columbia prepares to begin his pipeline hearings Monday. But whether the native people can halt, even temporarily, the single most expensive project ever in tel space in this territorial capital preparing for the hearings. Native claims are not the only objections taken to the 57-billion project to bring Alaska and Mackenzie Delta natural gas to market. A rival group will try to score points for its proposed all-Canada line; environmental groups are to be heard. Other routes for the line will be proposed. Later, at National EDMONTON (CP) Vandals were considered responsible for a fire which caused about damage to Alex Taylor School close to downtown Edmonton of the energy QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EODrOIITRICH Certified Dental 303 5lh Slreel Soulh MBteill Building PHONE Ken Pennifold, Edmonton's chief of environmental health services, said the traditional Chinese method of hanging cooked meat in stores and store windows is fire department spokesman said at least four fires were lit in the school, one in the principal's office, one in the vice principal's office and two in in Canada appears doubtful. An army of pipeline, oil and gas industry executives, their public relations group and reporters take up most of the hearings, Canadian Arctic Gas Pipelines Ltd. will face arguments about the financial impact of its project in Canada and the fear that Canadian exports might Northern Service will bring news daily of his hearings to every settlement affected by the proposed line. He has obtained from Ottawa for native I "Northern land claims is an issue to be resolved jointly by the native people and the gov-emm'ent of says Arctic Gas in a number ol ORGANS I INew and Used I 1 COLLEGE MALL 1 Phone 328-3694 1 1 1975 CANADA WINTER GAMES WIND-UP PARTY For all Volunteers and Their Partners in all Southern Alberta Saturday, March 1st at the LETHBRIDGE SPORTSPLEX Plan to Attend P.M. ENJOY BUFFALO and BEEF-ON-A-BUN Commencing with LIGHT REFRESHMENTS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by 1975 Canada Winter Games Society FAMILY SKATING and FUN FOR ALL 3 P.M. SPORTSPLEX OVAL ;