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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 1HI IETHMIDM HIULD Widntldoy, January 3, 1971 Version of Nobel prize for Canada suggested Hy KEN KELLY Canndiim Press Science Writer OTTAWA (CP) Canada should have its own version of the Nobel prize awarded for sci- ence done in this country to in- spire excellence in basic re- search, a study for the Science Council of Canada suggests. At the same time, a council for lost causes might be worth- while to provide money for re- search proposals that canno find support elsewhere. These are two suggestions b Dr. Peeler Kruus, a Corletor University physicist and che- mist whose background study o basic research was made publi today. He recommends that, facec with limited funds for basic re- search, more money than present should go to oriented BRAVERY REWARDED-Nick Feko, (left) a farmer from Taber, Alto., received a gold medal for bravery Tuesday from Lt.-Gov. Grant MotEwan. had pulled three people through the windscreen of a burning aircraft moments before It exploded. Taber farmer presented with medal for bravery basic research while ensuring that free basic research goes on at least at present DOESN'T RECOMMEND His report 'makes no recom mendation about the relative shares of research funds wWcl should be spent on bask re- search and on research at applying scientific knowl Free basic research la defined as original investigation under taken without relationship to a practical mission or problem. In 1967, about million was spent on this kind of research, roughly 0.15 per cent of the gross national product.. Oriented basic research is de- fined as original investigation undertaken in fields where a lack of knowledge is hampering the accomplishment of some mission. This cost about mil< lion in 1967. Free and oriented basic re- search together represent about 2H per cent of total spending on research and development, or about 1.3 per cent of the gross national product. In 1970, free and oriented basic research cost about million. Of this, million was spent in universities, In ederal government laboratories and S17 millions in industry. SEES BENEFITS Dr. Kruus suggests the nation would benefit from more ori- nted basic research spending. But he says little about how much free and how much ori- ented should be done in govern- ment and industry. In universities, free basic re- search seemed to have too high share of the research dollar if research is financed for more lan simply cultural reasons. He says a reasonable five- fear plan for federal financin f university research "wou consist of holding the level upport of free basic researcr constant while that of orientet jasic research Increases. He adds that this should be one in such a way that th otal amount of basic research or each faculty member stay bout the same. There were many Importan difficulties to be ironed out in i area o( research financing 'hese included clarification o K constitutional roles of ederal and provincial govern ments. It also included provision o plums for basic research uch as Nobel-type prizes an unding research proposal? tha were radical, exciting.and too unorthodox for current awan rig committees to back. TRIPLE FRET The Fleld'i tripled of Newport, Maine, (oln in some unhappy har- monizing at a recent health conference they attended with their From left, Ihe one-year-olds ore Margarite, Elizabeth and Charles, children of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Fields of Newport. Letter carriers suspended for unlawful work halts OTTAWA (CP) The post office will suspend temporarily a number of letter carriers for unlawful work stoppages in U.S. told EDMONTON farm- er who pulled three people through the windscreen of a burning aircraft moments be- fore it exploded and m HCMP constable who pulled a truck driver to safety received golc medals Tuesday for their brav- ery. Nick Feko, a Taber farmer, received the award (ram U- Gov. Grant MacEwan in a ceremony at Cover nmenl House. The other winner of tie medal presented by Life of Al- berta was HCMP Constable William Johnston, formerly of Hedwater, who now lives in Burk Falls, Ont. A citation said that a private plane crashed on a farm near Taber on April 25 near a house where Mr. Feko was visiting friends. Both doors of the plane jammed in tbe crash and It started to burn rapidly. BROKE WINDSHIELD Mr. Feko ran to the plane, broke the windshield and pull- ed the three occupants to safe- ty just before the plane ex- ploded. A citation said Constable Johnston showed "outstanding courage" in pulling the truck driver out of his crashed cab. The vehicle was balanced hi a precarious position and could easily have slipped and crushed the constable who was also be- ing sprayed with fuel as he worked to free the driver. Ask About Ths NEW INVISIBLE MULTIFOCAL LENS (MULTILUX) Constable J. A. Clark of the RCMP detachment in Red water and Constable W. B. Vye of the Jasper detachment were awarded sliver medals for their bravery in the same in tident. A silver medal for bravery was awaided to Phillip Armit- age of Calgary for saving the life of a man drowning in the Bow River, on July 18. The drowning man who had been fishing was wearing hip waders which made him float upside down as he was carried by the current. The citation said that Mr. Mr. Armitage's quick action was complicated because the victim became panic stricken and therefore difficult to hold. The Lieutenant Governor presented medals of the Royal Canadian Humane Association to six persons. Brent Arac of Sexsmith, a school boy, received a bronze medal for rescuing two per- sons from a river. Mr. Feko was also awarded a bronze medal for the rescue from the burning plane. Robert Bishop of Edmonton received a parchment certifi- cate for rescuing a drowning woman that he later married; Walter Carlson of Calgary for saving the life of a boy Injured in an automobile accident; Elichard Farfus of Redwater, :or attempting to rescue two persons from drowning and James Horton of Calgary for laving a girl from drowning at Regina Beach, Sask. DRIVER FINED ARANOS, South-West Africa AP) A donkey cart driver was fined in magistrates court for drunken rtrhrine on a remote farm road. Buzunis hack in politics FORT MACLEOD (HNS) George Buzunis has returned to the mayor's office here. He succeeds Ken Hurlburt Mr. Hurlburt resigned recently due to pressure of business. Mr. Buzunis was electei mayor by councillor Charlie Edgar, Grant Bay, John Davis Pliil Hodnett, Ron Tilbe an himself. There were two dissenting votes. Defeated in October, 1987 Mr. Buzunis served "as mayor of the town for almost a decade prior to his defeat. He said he plans to continue to run the town as economical ly as possible. "Fort Macleod Is In good fl nancial he s s I "There will be no structura changes in the local govern ment." Red Deer college teacher resigns RED DEER (CP) Paul Icnson, 33, an instructor al Red Deer College, said Tues- day he has resigned to become an executive assistant to Jack .lesser, Saskatchewan agricul- ture minister. He expects to as- ume the Regina post immedi- ately. ANDY VAN DOOftN ANDY'S BARBER SHOP Is Now Open! Andy would to hli many frltndi and tuitomtri to viill him in hii locallon al 526 6th STREET SOUTH (Next dew M laitw'i Plumblnf) PHONI 3JI.7S15 NO APPOINTMINTS NICKS ARY way to PoW releases HONG KONG fAP) North Vietnam said today that th United States must abandon its policy of Vjfitnarrazing the wa to obtain the release of Amer cans held prisoner by Hanoi. Radio Hanoi, in a Vietnam ese-language broadcast, sal the "only way for (President Mxon to get the U.S. prisoners of war back to their families 1 to follow "two basic points: "l. Completely end the war o aggression in Vietnam and with- draw all its troopi from Viet- nam, and "2. Completely end the Viet namizaHon policy of continuing the war." Tie broadcast said the Viet namization policy was a "plot to withdraw U.S. troops but still continue the war of American aggression by puppet forces under U.S. direction and with U.S. support and supplies." Radio Hanoi termed its broad cast a "commajtary answerinj the lies and1 falsehoods by Nkon" in his television In terview Sunday. Simple funeral services held for Chevalier PARIS (AP) Friends and admirers bade adieu to Maurice Chevalier today at the simple funeral ceremonies the famed showman bad requested. H died Saturday at 83. Police feared as many as persons might invade the village of Marnes la Coquette, on the western edge of Paris, but fewer than assemble! behind the metal barriers ID the square before the tiny Church of !t. Eugenie, which is 500 yards 'rom Chevalier's luxurious lome. Inside the church were about .50 invited guests, including Princess Grace of Monaco, for- mer boring champion Georges 3arpcntier, movie star Louis De Fiines, playwright Marcel Pag- nol, and Cultural Minister Jacques Duhamel. One of the floral decorations was a straw hat made of yellow narcissus. November, a post office spokes- man said today. Tlie spokesman said 25 letter carriers would be suspended for five days each for their part in the walkout. Six of these sus- pensions, to take effect today, were in the Maritimes. The other 19 were in the Toronto- Hamilton-St. Catharines region. Another 230 in the St. Cathar- ines Hamilton region would be suspended for one day. About mother have been sent a letter of reprimand. Accused man sent to hospital EDMONTON (CP) Kristan ;udic, a 38 year old Yugo- lavian immigrant, was re- manded to the Alberta Hospital when he appeared In provincial court on a charge of non- capital murder. Biidlc Is charged In thn death 1 Dr. Bozo T. Bulajk, 74, who as fatally shot In his down- Jwn office last Nov. 22. Budic was sent to the hospl. al for tlw mentally Ul under i leiitennnt governor'! warrant and his cm will be reviewed very three months by i com- iltcn of doctors and psychi- atrists. Canada sells planes OTTAWA ha sold 22 CF-104 Starflghters to Denmark and. is dickering with Norway for the sale of zz more authoritative sources sau Tuesday. The sate to Denmark: fetched and the one to Nor way is expected to realize i similar amount, although ttti mil depend on the condition o he machines. Officials of drown Assets iisposal Corp. expressed hope the deal wiUi Norway will be concluded this month or next. Canada purchased 200 Stsr- lighters at a cost of nearly million in the early I960. Buil at Canadair in Montreal under icence from Lockheed Aircraf Corp. of California, they were assigned to the Canadian Air Mvision in Europe. The bulk were formed into nuclear strike squadron under MTO, although some per ormed in reconnaissance roles in Europe and one squadron was assigned to operation braining at Cold Lake, Alta. Bank robbers learing set WINDSOR Ont. (CP) Six Dereons charged with conspr- acy to rob a Windsor bank of more than elected rial by judge and jury when they appeared in provincial Tuesday. A preliminary date was set for Jan. M. Three men charged in the Jec. 18 robbery at a Royal ank of Canada branch are .eorge Davidson, 43, of To- onto, William Ferguson 48 of Montreal and Donald P. Derosi 16, of Toronto. They still were In custody un- ble to raise bail of ach. Three women also charged "ith conspiracy Edna Le- cbvre, 45, of Mlsslssauga, Ont., Bulmor, 56, of Toronto Jessie Delorme, 45, of To- released earlier on bail of J5.000 each. The move follows statemen by Postmaster-General Jean Pierre Cote in November tha appropriate measures would b taken against those Involved the work stoppages. He said at the time th "measures may take the form of a range of disciplinary a tions, or prosecutions, or othe court actions to recover U damages." ISSUE CASUAL HELP At issue was me use of casus labor hired by the post office deliver mail when union em ployees are on vacation or sic The Letter Carriers Union Canada says Its contract wit the post office provides tha such work should be offered o an overtime basis to other ful time employees before a casu; worker is called in. The union position was backed by an adjudicator who heard grievance by letter carriers wl complained that they had los their chance at overtime wor because of the use of casuals. The post office spokesma said the suspensions would be "phased in over time." a period oi Peach pickers held WASHINGTON (AP) Two black Florida men have been indicted on federal charges o holding at least nine white peach pickers In peonage an involuntary sertltiide in Sout Carolina, U.S. Attorney-Genera John N. Mitchell announce) Tuesday. Alphonso Campbell of W mauma Fla., leader of a crev of migrant farm laborers, an his assistant James Harris also of Florida, were accused o noldhg the laborers agains [heir will in July and Augus 1971 while picking peaches near Spartanburg S.C. The two were indicted In U.5 district court in Columbia S.C on Aug. 27, 1971. The sealed In dictment was unsealed Tuesday Campbell was arrested Oct. 8 1971, and Harris remains a large authorities said. The two were charged with ransportlng at least nine men rom Atlanta, Ga., to Spartan- )iirg. One migrant laborer win attempted to leave the camp in July was beaten and his clothes were forcibly removed as an ex ample to others that such at- erupts to leave would not be tolerated, the indictment said The Indictment also alleged hat the two men sold wine, soap, razor blades and dga- ettes at exorbitant prices and orced the men to pay their febts before leaving, the Indict- ment said. THE LETHBRIDGE FAMILY ANNOUNCES THE FIRST SKI BUS OF THE SEASON TO WESTCASTLE SUNDAY, JAN. 9th Departing from the YMCA at a.m. COST 14.00 SINOLI tll.OO.FAMILY Deadline for KHrvalleni PH., Jan. 7 S p.m. Convicted slayer claims not guilty MONTREAL (CP) Yves Geoffrey, convicted wife-slayer missing from i prison here since his Christmas Eve wed- ding, has written a letter to prison claiming he is Innocent of the 1W9 murder for which he was sentenced to a life term. Geoffroy .given a three-day pass Christinas Ev( and mar- ried that day to Carmen Parent Just outside the walls of St. Vin- cent de Paul Penttenfiary says in the letter: "I'm not guilty ind I want to take advantage of the few years at youth I have left." The letter apparently was written in suburban Longueull, on ttw St. Lawrence River south ehore across from Montreal, on Uie day of the wedding, prison officials said. tt was received Dec. 23, id- dressed to Jean Paul Levesque, and correspondence offi- cer at the prison. There was no mail delivery Dec. 25-20. Geoffroy, a 38-year-old Jo- Hette Que., notary, was sen- tenced to life for the 'strangula- tion death of his first wife. Pollux have said they believe he and his new bride are in Mexico. A 'translation of the letter, re- leased by prison officials, said: APOLOGIZES 'SINCERELY1 "Evidently, when you read these lines, you U know that I have not kept my word. I wish to apologize is sincerely as pas- able. "K was most difficult for Car men and myself not to keep Hie promise we made to you. I'm not asking you to approve what I did but to try and understand that the useless waiting which had lasted 14 months was driv- ing Carmen and myself crazy. "What decided everything was the 'answer I got to my letter from the Judge-in-chlef. I had nothing to hope for. I bed to resign myself to more waiting. I don't know how long. "I am not guilty and I want la take advantage of the few yem of youth I have left. "Thank you from the bottom of my heart for lU you have done for myself and Carmen. You have always acted in gentlemanly way and I wish I could have done the same thing, I apologize once again." The envelope containing tbe letter had a Canadian stamp. Best man at the Geoffroy wedding was Raymond Denis, former special assistant to the federal immigration minister, Rene Tremblay before he was sentenced in 1W6 to two yean in jail for attempting to obstruct justice by offering t bribe to so RCMP official in the Lucien Rivard narcotics case. A prison official said Tuesday night Denis obtained legal docu- ments for the marriage whtcn Geoffroy could not get since bi in jail. Shooting suspect undergoes tests LEDUC (CP) Joe Hauser, 42, of Leduc was remanded to the Alberta Hospital at Oliver for 30 days psychiatric exam- ination when he appeared in court. Hauser was charged with at- tempted murder after Richard BiJsborrow, 25, also of Leduc, was shot in the head Dec. 30. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET II L Pre 26 ZJ Lethhrldge Ptacher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton...... Grande Prairie Banff.......... Calgary Cranhrcok Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver...... Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg..... Toronto Ottawa Montreal....... St. John's Halifax......... Chariottetown Frederlcton..... Chicago......... New York...... Miami......... Las Vegas...... 23 19 27 13 27 11 .01 30 23 .01 19 11 26 19 8 2 38 33 23 20 27 24 23 10 34 32 S 2 12 22 20 28 23 24 31 18 38 28 30 11 7 .17 1 .22 7 .15 .50 .23 30 11 .23 24 23 .13 45 37 .43 79 75 40 20 Honolulu........ 80 64 Rome........... 53 39 Paris........... 41 37 London 37 Berlin...........36 30 Amsterdam...... 39 M Stockholm ........34 28 Tokyo......... 56 41 FORECAST: Lethbridge Calgary re- gions Today and Thurs- day: Variable cloudiness. Winds westerly 25 gustlng to 40 giving drifting snow. Highs today icir 3d. Lowi tonight near 20. llighs Thursday near 35. Medicine Hit region To- day and Thursday: Cloudy in- tervals. Winds westerly 15 to 25. High today 25 to 30. Lows tonight near 15. 'Highs Thurs- day near 30. Colombia Kooteiay Today: Occasional light snow becoming heavier Hiis evening with up to six Inches expected tonight to the Columbia area. Thursday: Cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs both dayi in mid 20s. Lows 10 to 20 above. r TEAM UP WITH A MOELLER TUB HAY GRINDER For efficient livestock feeding (el Moeller take the work out of hay grinding. P.T.O. models will grind from 5-10 font of hay per hour or up la 50 foni of grain. Ken Dickson, 'our man in the know" is available even- ings of 327-1434 la find the Moeller for your needi. i GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PHONE 328-1141 I COUTTS HIGHWAY OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway Z, Carway to Stand- f, heavy drifting. Standoff to anton is mostly bare with a c k e d mow through the wns. Highway S, west, Colcman to w B.C. order, long sections of packed snow. Highway 3 from Cardston to atcrton, some heavy drifting. All highways in the Lath- ridge district are mostly bare th occasional drifted sections id packed snow through the owns and villages. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff, mostly bare with a few slip- pery sections and some drift- ing snow. Banff-Golden, i inch of new snow, plowed and sand- ed. Golden to Revelstoke, 6 Inches of new snow, few slip- pery sections, plowed and sand- ed. Banff-Radium and Banff. Jasper highways, plowed and sanded, some drifting snow. Snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling over the Rogers Pass and on all ski access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening Closing Couttj hours; Carway i i.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita B .m. to 6 p.m.; oosevlllc, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Klngsgntc, B.C., 24 hours; orthlll Rykcrts ft n.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. UdhorM, I t.m, to 5 p.m. ;