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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, January 14, 1971- Restrictions on school board revenues rapped EDMONTON (CP) - The Al-, berta School Trustees' Association today said restrictions on school board revenues imposed by the provincial government may put school boards in an intolerable situation. The association, in its annual brief to the cabinet, said the government's maximum allowable increase of six per cent on certain types of revenues must take care of increased teacher salaries and costs due to higher training and experience of teachers. "Since wages and salaries constitute the major portion of school expenditures, the collective bargaining process will be under severe strain." The ASTA expressed "grave concern" that other groups such as universities, colleges, crown corporations and government employees may secure major salary increases and "school boards may find themselves in an intolerable situation." Should these groups secure large wage increases it is doubtful school boards could live within anticipated available revenues, the association said. The association urged the province to establish a kindergarten program under the foundation program fund. The recommendation said the e d u c a tion department should set up a program of early childhood educational experiences and permit school Trudeau remarks in India queried OTTAWA (CP)-As a result of statements by Prime Minister Trudeau in India, Acting Prime Minister Mitchell Sharp faced a series of questions in the Commons Wednesday about Canada's continuing membership in the Commonwealth. The government's aim, said Mr. Sharp, is to reinforce Com' monwealth unity. In New Delhi, Mr. Trudeau- now in Singapore for the Commonwealth prime ministers' conference-said that if a sufficient number of countries withdraw from the Commonwealth b chain reaction might set in. "Then some other countries, perhaps Canada, will want to be as pure as the others." Heath Macquarrie (PC-Hills-bo r o u g h) asked Mr. Sharp whether it is Canadian policy to leave the Cornmonwealth if a number of other countries do. How many other countries would be required to leave before Canada followed? Mr. Sharp said the govern ment's policy, and that advocated by Mr. Trudeau in recent weeks, is to reinforce the organization. Mr. Macquarrie then asked tor assurance that there would be no withdrawal from the Commonwealth without discussions in Parliament. Mr. Sharp said he hoped there would be no such withdrawal, He asked whether the Consent tive MP was suggesting that Canada remain a member in the event the organization fell apart. John Diefenbaker (PC-Prince Albert) said this was no time to be facetious. He asked that Mr. Sharp repudiate the "egregious nonsense" uttered by Mr. Trudeau. Mr. Sharp said the most egregious nonse he had read in the last day or so were statements by Mr. Diefenbaker. There was no reply when Mr, Diefenbaker again asked for a repudiation of the "frightful statements" made by Mr. Trudeau which indicated "the government would act to bring about the end of theommon-wealth." The current Commonwealth crisis centres on the proposed sale by Britain of arms to South Africa. Fraud charge brings 4-year prison term CALGARY (CP) - George C. Brockelsby, 24, of Scandia, Alta., was sentenced Wednesday to four years in a federal penitentiary after pleading guilty to six counts of fraud, two counts of break, enter and theft, and one of theft for more than $50. Court was told he forged six Alberta Wheat Pool money vouchers during a nine-day period last year for a total value of $1,016. The vouchers were taken from a Wheat Pool office in Cecil, Alta., during two break-ins. -irr-?-r- QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Blag. bjjj PHONE 328-7684M boards to adopt them to meet their particular needs. The ASTA also urged the department to develop curriculum studies of ecological and environmental problems reflecting concern for these critical issues. "If is further recommended that studies relating to the environment become an integral part of the ongoing instruction proeram at' all grade levels." COST STUDY The education department must make a cost study of each curriculum changeonaper student basis one year before its adoption to allow guidance for boards in budgeting necessary funds, the association aid. The trustees also asked the education department to provide a long-range transitional program to educate students toward the everyday use of the metric system of weights and measures. The education department should also encourage more liaison between officials of high schools and universities to enable a smooth transition when changes are made in university admission requirements. The ASTA also advocated a limit on future growth of the universities at Edmonton and Calgary and that any future needed expansion be concentrated at the newer University of Lethbridge and the yet-to-be constructed Athabasca University near Edmonton. "In considering further ex pansion of any university human values must take priority over all other factors." The need for adult and continuing education is accepted and, the association said, the government should encourage �nd support the construction of schools which are suitable for community use. The education department was also asked to assume responsibility for providing a continual flow of information on new developments in school buildings and equipment. The association emphasized the need for the "continuation of consultation" before any changes are made to the school act which was revised at the 1970 session of the legislature. Jordanian, Arab forces halt fight EASY BIG FELLA - Prime Minister Trudeau swings into the saddle for a camel ride through the �treet� of Benares, India. He made a four-day visit to India prior to a conference of Commonwealth leaders in Singapore. Police foil break-in attempt at British House of Commons LONDON (AP) - Police captured four men trying to break into the House of Commons today only hours before the cabinet reviewed security measures against political extremists who bombed the home of Employment Minister Robert Can*. Aided by tracker dogs, 30 policemen searched Westminster Palace, the home of Parliament, after the arrests. They found glass-cutting equipment. A custodian first spotted two men at the foot of Big Ben, the landmark timepiece that booms the hours above Parliament. He grappled with the pair while a third man dived through a window into a palace storeroom. Court reserves deciswn in gambling cards case Suggests small spill dams to raise delta river levels EDMONTON (CP) - Three small spills dams would be enough to raise water levels in the Peace-Athabasca rivers delta, the leader of the Metis people in the delta settlement of Fort Chipewyan, Alta., said Wednesday. Water levels have dropped In the delta this year, reducing wildlife which the native people had hunted and trapped for their livelihood. Frank Ladouceur said in an interview the dams could be built across three streams which flow from the delta They would hold back enough water to keep the delta wet for muskrat, beaver and the other wildlife which the 1,500 native people of Fort Chipewyan depend on. "You don't have to have tur- PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SWIMMING AND SKATING SCHEDULE ADAMS PARK ICE CENTRE Friday, January 15 - Mothers and Preschoolers Free Skating 10:00-12:00 noon Public Skating .................. 7:0- 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16 - Public Skating ................ 2:00- 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17 - Beginners Skating .............. 1:00- 2:30 p.m. Public Skating ____............ 3:00- 5:00 p.m. Family Skating ................ 6:00- 7:3Q p.m. LETHBRIDGE ARENA Friday, Jonuary 15 - Public Skating .................. 7.00- 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16 - Public Skating ................ 2i00- 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 18 - Free Public Skating............ 4:00- 6:00 p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE Friday, January 15 - Free Public Skating ......... 4:00- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16 - Public Skating ................. 8:00-10:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17 - Beginners Skating .............. 1:00 -2:30 p.m. Public Skating ................ 3:00- 5:00 p.m. NOTE; There will be no Public Skating at the Adams Park Ice Centre on Saturday evening, January 16, 1971 due to a previous booking commitment. PUBLIC SWIMMING SCHEDULE FRITZ SICK POOL Friday, January 15 - NOON HOUR SWIM ............ 12:00- 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16 - Public Swim .................. 7:00. 9:00 p.m. Public Swim .................. 3:00- 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17 - Public Swim .................... 1:00- 5:00 p.m. Family Swim .................. 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 18 ~ NOON HOUR SWIM ............. 12.00- 1:00 p.m. bines and power, just a dam like the beaver make. When there's too much water it would spill over the dam." Mr. Ladouceur said only three of the many streams in the Jelta would be affected and t"..e dams would not hamper water transportation in the region. He and the leaders of the Cree and Chipewyan bands living in the community are in Edmonton to attend a conference sponsored by the University of Alberta on the effects of British Columbia's W. A. C. Bennett Dam on the delta. The conference, which sparked a controversy in December* ends Friday, A spokesman for the meeting said Wednesday the native leaders will attend sessions as bservers but will present their vk s ' �> delerj. tes at a banquet toni(jht. EDMONTON (CP) - The Al-berta Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its decision in a case which is based on the question of whether marked cards can be considered gambling devices. The decision could be reserved for up to a month on the appeal by Maurice Gardiner against his conviction last September of having gambling devices in his possession. Gardiner had been convicted by Judge George Forbes and sentenced to a $1,000 fine and two years probation. R. A. McLennan, the defence lawyer, told the three-man appellate court that unless there is evidence produced to show what the accused was going to do with the cards, or what he had used them for, the court should not conclude that they were intended for gambling. Mr. McLennan said marked cards are sold in novelty stores all across Canada. The question of whether the marked cards are gambling devices' hinges on whether the crown could prove they were intend ed for use in gambling. He said the crown bad not done that. Girl, 2, killed in house fire HIGH LEVEL (CP)-Sharon Blanche Chambaud, 2, died in a fire which destroyed a house on the nearby Meander River Indian Reserve. RCMP said another child, Earl Henry Chambaud, 3, was in hospital with third-degree burns after the fire which was bedieved to have been caused by an exploding tank of diesel fuel oil. No inquest will be held. Committee starts northern tour EDMONTON (CP) - A cabinet committee leaves today on a twvday tour of northern Alberta to hear briefs from' various groups. It is led by Ray Reierson, labor and telephones minister. Other members are A. O. Fim-rite, chairman of the Northern Alberta Development Council and Albert Ludwig, public works minister. The committee is to visit Cold Lake today and Redwater Friday when it is to be joined by Ray Speaker, social development minister. Briefs are expected to concentrate on residents' requests for extension of the federal special incentive area east from Lesser Slave Lake. A Commons police officer joined the struggle. Police found the third man, dazed, in the storeroom and later arrested a fourth man, who drove off in a getaway car, across the Thames. Police spread a cordon around Parliament Square while police launches sped along the shores of the Thames. DETECTIVES PREPARE Special Branch detectives of Scotland Yard began a study of a new, tough security program. They will have to man whatever plan is adopted by the cabinet. Under special scrutiny by detectives investigating the Carr bombing was a militant organization called The Angry Brigade. Carr's Georgian-style home was blasted by two powerful time bombs late Tuesday night. He and his family escaped uninjured. The Angry Brigade last month claimed responsibility for an explosion at Carr's ministry. The bombings Tuesday, and another in December, accompanied a wave of Communist-in spired worker protests against the Conservative government's anti-strike legislation. Carr is responsible for pushing the In dustrial Relations Bill through Parliament. Rigid security measures to protect government ministers and the Royal Family went into operation Wednesday, with extra guards placed on their homes and official residences. A special watch was maintained on Education Minister Margaret Thatcher, following a threat she would be kidnapped. Members of the Royal Family also have been warned of possible abduction. Extra security surrounded Sir John Waldron, head of London's police force. His home was bombed while he was away last August, and an anonymous caller told newspapers he had been "sentenced to death by the revolutionary tribunal for crimes of oppression." AMMAN (AP) - Life began] returning to normal in Jordan! today following five days of fighting between King Hussein's army and Palestinian guerrillas. The warring forces stopped shooting when a 13-point agreement was announced by the government and the guerrilla leadership to end the worst clashes since the 11-day civil war of last September. Brig. Ahmed Hilmi of Egypt, head of an Arab truce observation commission, told reporters strict orders were issued to troops and guerrillas to hold their fire even if fired upon. A government spokesman said 60 persons were killed or wounded during the fighting. Guerrilla spokesman said they lost 32 killed and 117 wounded, RELAX RESTRICTIONS The new agreement relaxed army restrictions on guerrilla freedom of movement and defined the sites of guerrilla bases which will be immune from army action. The durability of the agreement as a final solution for the drawn-out conflict between the two sides remains to be seen. Senior leaders of Al Fatah, the largest but most moderate guerilla organization, have recently departed from their avowed policy of peaceful coexistence with King Hussein's regime. The top Fatah leader in Leba non, Aby Yousseff, has publicly asserted that the overthrow of the regime has become essen- tial for the survival of the guerrilla movement. Statistics confirm predictions WINNIPEG (CP) - Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said today latest unemployment statistics "confirm the pessimistic outlook most people have been predicting for this winter." The federal Manpower department and the Dominion Bureau of Statistics announced today that unemployment jumped to 538,000 in December from 476,000 in November and 383,000 a year earlier. Mr. Stanfield, starting m Winnipeg on a cross - country tour to highlight the unemployment situation, noted the total labor force was shown to be do*vn in December "and this indicates to me that a lot of people have just given up looking for work." The opposition leader said unemployment will go "considerably higher" as the winter p r o g r e s ses. Predictions had ranged as high as 750,000. "I'm not suggesting at this stage that too much can be done about it. The government has let it go on pretty long." GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE L Weather and road report 12:00 1(L BELOW AU ZERO AT ",vvNOON SUNRISE FRIDAY 8:23 SUNSET 4:59 H L Pre Lethbridge..... -21-29 .. Waterton....... -21-28 .. Pincher Creek ... . -22 -37 Medicine Hat .... -9-34 .01 Edmonton...... -20-33 Banff...........-17-25 .10 Calgary......... -19-31 Grande Prairie ... -12-30 .94 Victoria......... 27 22 .97 Penticton ........ 11 8 .02 Prince Rupert .... 19 3 Prince George ...  -3-11 .01 Cranbrook....... -2-11 Vancouver....... 21 18 .51 Saskatoon....... -22-31 .09 Regina.......... -6-29 .04 Winnipeg........ 1-17 .10 Toronto........ 19 11 .01 Ottawa.....^. ... . -2 -5 .01 Montreal ... *..... -1 -6 .03 .24 .11 St. John's........20 -� Halifax.......... 5-12 New York..... . 25 21 Los Angeles ..... 55 47 Miami.......... 75 72 .. Las Vegas....... 53 42 .. Rome........... 34 45 .. Paris..... ..... 36 46 .. London.......... 39 43 .. Berlin........... 22 34 .. FORECAST Edmonton, Red Deer, Cat* gary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat - Today: A few clonds. Friday: Cloudy with snowflur-ries. Winds E15-20. Lows z* 30 below. Highs 10-15 below. Columbia, Kootenay - Tonight and Friday: Intermittent snow. Milder Friday. Winds N15, light tonight. Highs today zero to five above, except dose to 15 above in the west Kootenay district. Lows tonight five to 15 below. Highs Friday 10 to 20 above. Femco Tractor Cabs The Perfect Mate For Your Tractor Or Combine! Ifs designed to fit your particular machine as though it were actually part of its bade structure. Paint-taking engineering, Precise tooling and careful workmanship produce your cab for life. .We will accept barley at $1.00 and wheat at $1.25 per bushel on present stock* onlyl GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2, Cardston to Standoff, long sections of ice and hard packed snow. Standoff to Nanton, travel lanes bare, packed snow on the shoulders. Highway 3, east, Grassy Lake to Coaldale, travel lanes mostly bare. Coaldale to Lethbridge mostly bare. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Pincher Creek, mostly bare. Pincher Creek to the B.C. border, long sections of packed snow and ice. Highway 4, bare. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cardston, mostly bare, few sections of hard packed snow and ice 3 miles east of Cardston to Cardston. Cardston to Mountain View, occasional sections of hard packed snow and ice. Mountain View to Waterton, Waterton, mostly covered with hard packed snow and ice. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Shell Plant turn-off is mostly bare. From turn-off to Water-ton is mostly covered with light packed snow. Highway 23, bare from the junction to Highway 3 to Noble-ford. The remainder to Car-mangay mostly covered with hard packed snow. Highway 25, from the junction of Highway 3 to Picture Butte is mostly bare. Picture Butte to Enchant mostly covered with hard packed snow. Highway 36, Taber to Scandia, mostly covered with packed snow and ice. Highway 52 and 62, mostly bare. Highway 61, wheel paths are bare. Good snow tires or chains are required when travelling through any moutain area. This includes all ski-resort access roads. POUTS OK ENTRY (Opening and 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; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 93 ;