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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, January 18, 1975 Indian trail delayed CALGARY (CP) The trial of two Indian leaders on mischief charges arising from an occupation last Nov. 30 of the department of Indian af- fairs offices here was ad- journed Friday until Jan. 22. Ed Burnstick, Canadian director of the American In- dian Movement, and Roy Littlechief, president of the Calgary Urban Treaty Indian Alliance, are charged with mischief in complaints issued by the Indian affairs department. They are believed to be the first Canadian Indians charg- ed as a result of militant ac- tions. No charges were laid following the Kenora, Ont. oc- cupation of an area park by native people or the armed blockade of a highway near THE BIG BAND of Lethbridge In CONCERT Yates Memorial Centre SUNDAY-Jan., 19-2 p.m. Admission S2 Tickets at the door and Leisters YELLOW CABS Give To THE ABILITY FUND (Formerly the March of Dimes) Ability Fund contributions assist in the provi- sion of medical and vocational rehabilitation for physically disabled adults. A letter was sent to all householders recently should be sent to the address on this letter. Help the physically disabled develop the abilities they do have HELP THE ABILITY FUND NIKANDRE ENTERPRISES Presents 3 GREAT GROUPS TOM NORTHCOTT ORIGINAL CASTE MASTERS OF THE AIRWAVES SATURDAY, JAN. to 12 Midnight CANADA WINTER GAMES SPORTSPLEX Tickets and Advance at the Box Office, Sportsplex. The Kinsmen Club of Lethbridge in conjunction with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Proudly Presents Association Skate-A-Thon 74-75 to Be Held Saturday, Jan. (Weather Permitting) 9 to 12 Noon and 1 to 5 p.m. at the Ice Oval At The Sportsplex PRIZES 1st Prize 2nd Prize....................... 79 3rd Prize 90 Junior Hockey Team Club Jackets Collecting Most Money Participants Collecting Over Will Receive Hockey Stick All Skaters Receive A Hockey Puck We invite any youth organization that wishes to participate in this project to call Mr, Bill Robertson 328-0769 Mr. Glen Manyluk 328-2859 (evenings) Cache Creek, B.C. last year. Lawyers representing Burn- stick and Littlechief, said they will apply to have the charges quashed under sections of the criminal code pertaining to duplicity in charges. The court refused to hear the application Friday morn- ing because of a heavy court docket. Littlechief also is charged with the Oct. 4 assault of a social worker. He did not enter a plea on the charge and said he will retain legal counsel. The two men are alleged to have led 25 young Indians into the Indian affairs offices where demonstrators intefered with office staff. The office was closed for two days during the.occupa- tion while Indians, police and the chiefs of five southern Alberta Indian tribes negotiated an interim settlement. Teachers accept contract CALGARY (CP) Teachers and school boards in the Battle River bargaining unit have accepted a 1975 contract providing the teachers with a 20.3 per cent wage, increase, it was an- nounced Friday. Under.the agreement a teacher with a degree and no teaching experience will make in the first year, rising to a maximum of 750 after 10 years. In addition the agreement provided a cost of liv- ing allowance for 1974 for all undergraduate teachers, a payment for all teachers with degrees except for those in the county of Camrose. They were granted a cost of living allowance under their old contract before negotiations for 1975 started. The agreement covers teachers and school boards in the counties of Red Deer, Paintearth, Stettler, Laeombe, Wetaskiwin and the City of Camrose, the Town of Stettler and the Rocky Mountain House school district. Prairie crop yields lower last OTTAWA (CP) Yields for grain 39.1 from 39 for of 14.084 million. the five major prairie seed 10.6 (14.6) and 54 for flax and from seeded 4.5 million crops were lower last 17.4 rapeseed. Oats at 31 to wheat, again below than in 1973 despite same comparison summer fallow 1973 total of 4.9 million that were higher than the above the five year average, Statistics 37.8 Barley total of 43.3 million of 4.421 million. reported flax 8.7 and seeded to the five The decreased yields 13.3 by 1.6 million over the seeded three not unexpected, per cent of average of 41.7 acres to wheat also because 1974 was generally wheat was grown on It was down, from 1973 when its total poor year for crops with a fallowed land while the 1973 total of 3.1 million acres. Its five- wet spring followed by a cent of oats for average was 2.484 summer and rain at from summer seedings of time. Wheat sown on summer fallowed land averaged 37 per cent of barley for grain, 46 per cent of flax seed and 71 per cent of rape acres last year, with the 1973 figure and the 1968-72 averages in brackets other seeding by Manitoba, Saskatchewan and bushels an acre crop report, first of 22.9 (23.8 in that order and in with 25.6 in 1975. Wheat for this year for grain 4.8 (5.3, of acres, with the on stubble land averaged on information for grain 10.9 1973 figures in bushels, down from 19.7 and grain flax seed 1.5 were: previous and rape seed 3.2 for Erain t Q For the other field also showed an fl) 17 tint-loir F the acreage yield in of stubble land. usual, oaney lor grain 1.8 4.0 (42) 51 an acre, obtained of crops grown the land to wheat, a flax seed 75 60) 5 55 summer fallow with summer fallow land on of 15.4 million acres flax seed .75 (.60) .55 figures in brackets last year was down from 15.8 .2 and rape seed Oats for grain 49.1 81 per cent in 1973 1973 but above the 1.5 1.2 On guard A British soldier crouches at the edge of a side- walk Friday in a factory area in Belfast. The Irish Republican Army ceasefire ended midnight Thursday. It had lasted 25 days. ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 11 a.m. to p.m. you are invited to an OPEN HOUSE at the BIRTH CONTROL and INFORMATION CENTRE at 542 7th Street South with coffee literature and program display FILMS: p.m. p.m. "IT COULDN'T TO ME p.m. "SEXUALITY and COMMUNI- CATION" For people who want an exclusively different frame. Also a large selection of conventional style frames and lenses. Remember, You may take your prescription to the1 Optician ot your choice. DISPENSING OPTICIANS No. 101 Professional Bldg. 740 4th Ave. Across from Paramount Theatre Bldg. Phone 328-7121 Caretakers will take strike vote CALGARY (CP) About 800 caretakers arid maintenance workers in the Calgary public1 school system Will take a government supervised strike vote next Wednesday, a union official said Friday. Wages and working con- ditions are still outstanding between the workers, members of Local 40 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and the school board, said Dave Adams, CUPE national represen- tative. The board is offering to increase the minimum rates for caretakers to an hour from on a one year contract, an offer, described by Mr. 'Adams as "inade- quate, almost insulting." "This offer is 67 cents an hour less than current Lethbridge rates for caretakers." CUPE is asking an increase of an hour across the board. Mr. Adams said hours of work, overtime, seniority, job description and job reclassification are also un- settled issues. No blackmail claims oilman Education director bounced VANCOUVER (CP) The director of research and development for the British Columbia department of education has been fired by Education Minister Eileen Dailly. Dr. Stanley Knight said he was dismissed Wednesday "with no severance pay, and no warning and I was also instructed that I can't go back to my office." Dr. Knight said Thursday he believes he was fired from his a year job because, his research and development branch challenged traditional philosophies of education and decision making. He said he has begun public service commission proceedings, claiming he was not fired for just reasons. The president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation, Jim MacFarlan, echoed Dr. Knight's reaction Friday say- ing "that if the premier and the government want the changes in education that they have espoused, it is clear they will have to make changes in the department of education beginning with the minister." CALGARY (CP) The demands by the remaining partners of the Syncrude pro- ject are "no blackmail but a responsible, honest and fac- tual statement of their joint management John Poyen, president of the Cana- dian Petroleum Association said yesterday. He was commenting on demands by Imperial Oil Ltd., Canada Cities Service Ltd. and Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. at a Toronto news conference Thursday. They included ad- ditional financing of billion by the end of this month, new partners7world level prices Restitution plan offered BONN (AP) Impoverish- ed Jews and foreign victims of Nazi persecution would receive payments totalling million under a proposed new restitution plan, the West German government announc- ed today. Covered by the agreement between the West German government and the Jewish Claims Conference would be Nazi victims not previously granted Bonn government restitution, spokesman Klaus Boelling said. Ninety per cent are Jews and 10 per cent non- Jewish foreigners. of oil, tax concessions and un- limited production capacity. While calling the deadline of Jan. 31 "a rather short Mr. Poyen said the other demands by the remain- ing partners of the Syncrude Canada Ltd. consortium as conditions to continue the oil sands project are He said comments by Mel Hurtig of the Committee for an Independent Canada and Grant Notley, leader of the Alberta New Democratic Par- ty, that the oil companies are bluffing were "irresponsible statements." "Mel Hurtig is a publisher and he is as qualified to com- ment on oil sands as I am qualified to tell a football team how to win." If the Syncrude project is cancelled, it would be another five to 10 years before a similar effort is made to develop the oil sands and Canada's energy self suf- ficiency would be seriously threatened, He said. Atlantic Richfield Canada Ltd., recently withdrew its 30 per cent interest from the ?2 billion Syncrude project. COMPRESSION HEARING AID 205A TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND IF you HAVE PROBLEMS TO UN- DERSTAND IN NOISY AREAS OR IF SUDDEN LOUD SOUNDS BOTHER YOU, TRY THE NEW UNI- TRON "HLC COMPRESSION" 205A AT: Lothbridge Hearing Aid Centre 503-7 St. South Phone For Appointment 327-4989 M.F Simpson MD Family Physician Wishes to Announce New Location at 724-13 St. North Phone 328-7470 327-0952 Take the out of farm income Money received in lumps is great, but with them comes the heavy burden of income tax. A Sun Life Income-Averaging Annuity has been designed to reduce that burden. It enables you to defer taxes on cer.tain lump sum income receipts by spreading them forward. This will generally result in tax saving and higher disposable income. Many types of income are eligible, for example: income from the sale of inventory or accounts receiv- able when you sell all or part of your farming opera- tion: or capilal gains. In cases like these. Income-Averaging Annuities can save tax, earn interest and guarantee future income. Give me a call and III fill you in on all the details. G.N.'GORDON'HOPKINS 515-7th St. S. Lethbridge Phone: Bui. 327-3815-Res. 327-1994 OFCANADA ;