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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta I IHI IITHMIDGI HERALD Friday, Jonuery 14, 1f71 Nixon plans more troop withdrawals in Vietnam WASHINGTON (Rnuter) U.S. military involvement in Vietnam is likely to be confined n a residual force of to men by the time the United Slates votes in next Nov- ember's presidential election. This was the outlook today afW President Nixon an- nounced that more Amer- icans would be pulled out of Vietnam in the next three months. In his brief statement at the White House Thursday, Nixon said lhat only men would be left in Vietnam by May 1. promised another pull-back an nounceroent in three months time. The president made his las troop withdrawal announcemen Nov. 12, when he said men would return home, bring CRUNCH When the driver of o trailer truck carrying a container through down- town Halifax braked quickly Thursday tc avoid a ear, this was the result. There were no injuries. Pollution problems approach by power company rapped EDMONTON (CP) An Ed- monton resident said here that Calgary Power Ltd. is totally lelfish in its approach to weed ind thermal pollution porblems ki Lake Wabamun, 40 miles rest of here. A. D. McTavish, a chartered iccountant, told the Alberta Energy Resources Conserva- tion Board that Calgary Power thould not be allowed to ex- pand its plant on Lake Waba- mun until weed growth and Ihermal pollution In the icre lake are controlled. Calgary Power is seeking permission to build two addi- tional thermal units at its Sun- Jsnce plant at a cost of million. The company said the units are needed to meet an anticipated 63 per cent in- crease In power demand by 1977. Speaking on behalf of a sub- mission he presented in con- junction with G. L. Roper of Edmonton. Mr. McTavish said Calgary Power "can't deny at least partial responsibility" for leterioration of the lake. He said he objects to the rompany's "sanctimonious at- titude that it has noresponsi- bility unless responsibility is proven beyond legal doubt." A Clagary Power spokesman told the board earlier that the company does not accept the blame for excessive weed growth in the lake and that "until management can be shown that heat is the cause of the excessive weed growth we feel the vast sums of money necessary to control the heat would be unwisely spent." Walt Saponja, a Calgary Power engineer, said outside the hearing that the company "probably has contributed in some manner" to the difficuL ties of the lake. But Mr. Saponja said he could not recommend mas- sive expenditures to correct the problem because research has Alberta crimes show increase RED DEER (CP) Thers was a general increase in the number of crimes in central Al- berta last year, the RCMP said today. Sgt. J. L. West, in charge of the local investigation branch, said there were 86 drug char- ges laid, more than twice the number In 1970. Seventy of these involved possession of marijuana and hashish. An increase also was record- ed in indecent assaults, posses- sion of an offensive weapon and theft under chalet cold ouok Good companion For nappy dimes. not been completed "and the solutions might not work." Mr. McTavish said Calgary Power should use its oapabili. ties to find an answer quickly. Drs. Neil Duncan of Edmon- ton, mayor of the summer vill- age of Kapasiwin, and Michael M. Coughlan, said silicates gen- erated by the coal fired Sun- dance plant could create a "health hazard. "As a doctor, I find it a haz- Dr. Duncan said. "As a mayor I find it a nuisance." The Wabamun Sailing Club said all boating on the lake may be halted within a short time because of the heavy weed growth. "We maintain that ft Is me responsibility of Calgary Pow- er to prove beyond doubt that the effluent hot water from its present workings does not sig nificantly affect the ecology of the the dub said in a brief. "If it cannot prove this sat- isfactorily, then it must take whatever steps are necessary to cool this effluent, at the same time preserving the level of the water in the lake." The hearing continues. Black pepper dangerous ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A University of Minnesota profes- sor says the average gram of black pepper contains tiny colonies of fungi. "I used to pepper practically everything, but now I use it only on my Clyde Chris- tensen, a professor of plant pathology, said. He .said some ol the fungi are capable of producing toxins, meaning possibly harmful poi- sons, but, he said, no toxin has been found in pepper because pepper ingredients apparently neutralize them. ing the number left to by Feb. 1. The rate of a month, seemed certain to bring the troop level down to the to residual force before the Nov. 7 election, thereby defusing the war as an election issue, observer! said. WILL LEAVE SOME The defence department has said it plans to retain a residual force pending release of U.S. prisoners of war by the North Vietnamese. The president can product an ace card against his Democratic opponents by comparing hij steady reduction of U.S. troop levels with the escalation under former president Lyndon John- son, which led to a high point of shortly after Nixon took Office in 1969. The political aspects In the new troop cut were bluntly stated by Defence Secretary Melvin Laud in a White House news conference following Nix- on's statement, and in a later glevision interview. Some individuals, be said, who were criticizing Nixon's withdrawal program had been silent in 1968, the last year of Johnson's administration. Liberals to pass up byelection EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Liberal Party will not contest Stettler constituency in the Feb. 14 byelection, Liberal Leader Bob Russell said Thurs- day. Mr. Russell nid two men In the constituency had consider- ed running for the nomination but they decided the move for two reasons. The have an excellent organization in the conlituency and the consti- tuency hasn't put forward a candidate in the last two elec- tions, Mr. Russell said. "Personally, I'm disappointed in the Mr. Russell said, "but I can't fault the con- stituency for its action." The byelection reulted from the death of Jack Robertson who defeated Social Credit in- cumbent Galen Norris in the Aug. 30 prtrvjntia] election. It will be the first test of the Conservative government which holds 48 seats in the 75- seat legislature. Social Credit Bids 25 seats and the Ntew democratic Party one with one seat vacant. Full employment pledge sought OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Labor Congress is seeking firm commitments In favor of full employment from ill gov- ernments during its Citizenship Month prosaic In February. The theme for the program was announced in a CLC state- ment today which described un- employment ai the most critical problem facing the Canadian people." Figures released by Statistic! Canada here showed unemploy- WHAT HAVE WE HERE ThrM-ywr-eld Ltwit Cohen ef Montreal may not know It, but the object of hit intcrett Thursday at International Aulo Show at Place Bono- venture ii buiineu end of a Rolls-Royce, one of three exhibiti of firm with a total value neorlng Public education needed in environmental matters Vlichener to y open Arctic winter games WHTTEHORSE, Y.T. (CPV- Governor General Michener will open the Arctic winter tames aboard a paddle wheel iteamer March 6, it was an- nounced today. The governor general's du- ties will be performed on the ternwheeler SS Klondike which has been restored on the bants of the Yukon River. Other members of the official xu-ty for the week long games ndude Jean Chretien, minister f northern development, John (Iiinro, minister of health, aix Riid Orange, MP for the North west Territories. EDMONTON (CP) Edura lion of the public In environ mental matters should be a priority, Walter Trost, chair- man of the Alberta Environ- ment Conservation Authority said Thursday. Dr. Trost toM a meeting of the Edmonton section of theginning in February, for the Ladies' Home Journal, the Jour- nal's editor, John Mack Carter, announced Thursday. MINUS ONE CLUB Will HOLD A DANCE SAT" JAN- 15th pm POilSH NAU 13th Street North Muiic by THE WESTIRNEKS MEMBERS AND QUESTS WELCOME! Take Off Fat With Home Recipe Plan It's simple how quickly one may IOM poundl of unsightly fat right in your own home. Make thii home recipe yourself. It's enay, uo trouble at all and coeta little. Juet to to your druntore and aak for Naran. Pour this Into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to (111 the bottle. Take two lableepooneful twice a rtny u needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan. If your first purclinw doea not show you a almple easy war to alcnder more graceful curvea; if reducible pounda and inchea of excess fat don't diaappear from Deck, chin, artne, abdomen, hips, calves and anklea juat return the empty bottle for your money bock. Follow thla eaiy WIT en- dorsed by many who have Wed plea and help bring back at- lurlni curvet and graceful alonderneta. Note haw quickly blont much better you feel. More alive. Law society to improve public aid CALGARY (CP) The Law Society of Alberta announced plans Thursday for a founda- tion to Improve the quality of legal service to the public. Society president D. P. Mo- Laws of Calgary said details on the foundation's operations have been circulated among lawyers and the society hopes to get enabling legislation pass- ed by the province. The main purposes of the Al- berta law foundation would be: undertake law research and reform. contribute to the legal education and knowledge of the public. provide assistance to the public in legal matters. "We would expect that most lawyers will participate even though there is no benefits of any kind to the members of the Mr. McLaws said. The foundation would be fi- nanced through tha voluntary contribution of interest from trust accounts held by lawyers for clients. Mr. McLaws said lawyers voluntarily decided several years ago they shouldn't keep the interest, but it is almost impossible to return H to cli- ents because It Is In small amounts or from money held for only a short period. He said the four priorities In Alberta should be environmen- tal education, environmental management, environmental legislation and the economics of environmental management. Dr. Trost said Alberta has the same on-going environmen- tal problem! as the rest of the world but also has several "Since Alberta It a relatively recently settled area it does not have the accumulation of prob- lems from the past to deal with." In addition the province has the advantage of being at the headwaters of rivers which flow through it and is fed by clean water. Dr. Trost said that since the Authority was established a year ago to investigate envi- ronmental problems, a great deal of new legislation has been introduced, indicating a new importance people are placing on such matters. Controversial elk hunt under way BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) The controversial special elk hunt in the Gallatin Canyon of Montana, between Bozemafl and Yellowstone National Park, began as scheduled early today in sub-zero weather. About 60 of the 250 hunters who hold permits to hunt on this weekend of the special season were checked through to the hunting grounds late Thursday by fish and game commission officers. The three-day hunt will last through Sunday and is the first of four scheduled. The last will end Feb. 6. Some GaUatin Canyon resi- dents and environmentalists have charged the special sea- son would only harm the herd, but the fish and game depart- ment claimed the hunt was ne- cessary to thin the herd and preserve the forage in the area. Kidnapper had all the answers RfMBERLEY, B.C. (CP) The brother-in-law of kidnap suspect Earl Kitchener Bennett testified Thursday that Bennett claimed he "had all the an- iwers" when asked about the disappearance two years ago ol Philip Porter, then 16. Harold J. Milne of Chilli- wack was testifying at Ben- nett's preliminary hearing on the kidnap charge. The Porter youth hasn't been seen since June 26, 1969. Mr. Milne said that last Sep- tember he mentioned to the ac- cused that there was a reward for Information on the Porter case! He said Bennett told him he was the only one who had all the answers. meat rose to an Mv> 000 last month. As part of the drive, union members will be used to mail postcards to their members of Parliament demanding support for a full employment policy. Discussions between organ- ized labor bodies and other groups also an planned. CLC President Donald Mac- Donald said In the statement that the Citizenship Month pro- gram "is intended to rally our unions In focusing public atten- tion on matters of importance to all Canadian citizens. He expressed concern that "those who once talked of a three-per-cent level of unem- ployment-whlch itself was un- acceptable to organized labor- are now speaking of being satis- fied with a four-per-cent level, which means some Ca- nadians being denied the oppor- tunity to work, provide for themselves and their families and maintain their dignity and self respect." Mercy killer freed LIEGE, Belgium (AP) A local court acquitted a man Thursday who strangled his wife of 40 years to relieve her of suffering. Jean Picquereau, 74, had nursed his wife, Suzanne, since 1969 when cerebral scle- rosis incapacitated her. He said he decided to kill her and turn himself over to police when the disease caused her unbearable pain and a mental breakdown. Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H Ufhbrldge .......-14 Pindier Creek ....-16 Medicine Hat -13 Edmonton ........-22 Grande Prairie -20 Banff...........-11 Calgary ..........-16 Victoria ..........35 Pentlcton ___ 23 Prince George -17 Cranbrook.......... 11 Kamloops ........13 Vancouver 32 Saskatoon ........-27 -25 Winnipeg .........-17 Toronto 43 Ottawa ..........48 Montreal .........45 St. John's 34 Halifax 49 Charlottetown 44 Fredericton ......50 Chicago 34 New York ........62 Miami ...........80 Los Angeles ......00 San Diego ........60 Las Vegas 62 Honolulu 78 Phoenix ..........70 Rome............52 Paris ............45 London ...........50 Berlin...........18 Amsterdam ,45 Moscow -1 Stockholm ........30 LPre -33 -29 -42 -32 -32 -28 30 .19 12 .03 -24 .02 -21 3 .01 28 .07 -39 -35 6 .15 4 ,22 9 .07 27 .09 40 .32 J7 .07 36 .11 16 .04 33 75 51 52 38 65 39 39 39 46 14 37 -13 27 FORECAST: Medicine Hat, Calgary Cloudy today, winds shifting and Increasing to W25 pitting la SO tonight giving heavy drifting ud blowing enow, rising to near 10 above to- night, mainly cloudy Satur- day, windy ud milder wltk highs 20-25. Columbia Kooteney To- day: Mawily cloudy and mild- er. Periods of snow beginning before noon. Saturday: Inter- mittent snow and mild. Highs today five to 10 above. Lows to- night zero to five below. Highs Saturday 15-25 above. Montana East of Continental cloudiness to- day through Saturday with scattered snow showers mostly in mountain areas. Warmer in the west Saturday not BO cold in the east. Highs today 10 be- low. Lows tonight 15 below to 25 below zero. Highs Saturday 30 to 40 west 5 to 15 east West of Continental Occasional snow later today and tonight changing to rain showers in the valleys Satur- day. Risk of some freezing rain tonight and Saturday. Wanner tonight and Saturday. Highs to- day zero to 10 above in the north 10 to 20 in the south. YEAR END SPECIALS Ol (.AK-AKV SENATE SUBMISSIONS The Senate of Tht Unlvtnity of Calgary will hold iti regular winter meeting on February 1.5, 1972. It Ii the duty ef the Senate to enquire Into any matter that might tend to enhance the ujeful- nen of the Um'varilfy. Individuals or groups art Invited to make written lubmiuloni. Theie will be studied by appropriate Senate committeei prior to the meeting. Perioni may appear before the Senate In lupori of their lubmluloni. Direct ill cerretpendence net later than February 11, te: J. A. Hammond, Chairman, External Relalleni Committee Semite, The Unlventty ef Calgary, OlenbewAlberfa Inililule, II. CAIOAIY i Avenue I.W., See Ui For A Bargain You Can't Pan Up GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY Phont 318-4411 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west of Coleman short sections of light packed mow. Highway 5 Spring Coulee o Waterton light layer of pack- ed snow. Highway Plnchcr Creek to Waterton light layer of packed snow. All other high- ways In the LMhbridgt district arc ban with packed snow through the town. Highway 1 Trans-Canada Highway Cal- gary to Golden is generally boro with occasional slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke has light drifting snow and has been plowed and sanded. Tha Banff-Jasper end Banff-Radium Highways are in good winter driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing TlmeDi CoutU 4 hours; Cirwiy I a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 ,m. to p.m.; loosevlllc, B.C. I a.m. to 6 p.m.; Klngsgalc, B.C., 24 hours; .'orthill Rykerti S a.m. sto midnight. Chid Mountain doted. 'WUdbont. I a-m. to I D.B. ;