Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Jwivary THE UTHMIDOf I Joey: it was worth it S7. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Jo- leph R. Smallwood says it was worth spending 23 years of his as Newfoundland premier "from the standpoint of the hap pinws and welfare of the peo- ple." Mr. Smallwood, who tender- ed his Liberal government's resignation Wednesday, was In- terviewed on radio station VOCM. Mr. Smallwood, 71, said he drew strength over the years from many persons, including Dr. F. W. Howe, a cabinet min- ister since 1952 who was ap- pointed to the Senate-after his defeat in the Oct. 28 provincial election; Leslie R. Curtis, the province's first post-confedera- tion attorney-genera! who re- tired last year, and Industrial promoter John C. Doyle. He laid Health Minister Ed- ward Roberts is one of the strongest men in Newfoundland politics today. Mr. Roberts, 31, is a candi- date for the Liberal party lead- ership to, be decided at a con- vention here Feb. 4-5. CRITICIZES CROSB1E Of his most persistent critic, John C. Crosbie, Progressive Conservative member for St John's West and a former Lib- eral leadership contender, Mr Smallwood said: most pig-headed, deter mined, self-willed, self-opinion- ated, a prodigious worker, a vo- racious worker, is John Cm Die." Mr. Crosbie broke with Mr Smallwood in 1968 in disagree- ment with the government's fin antial aid to an industrial pro- moter. He was defeated by Mr Smallwood in the 1969 leader ship convention and later joinei the PCs. BURGESS 'BLEW IT' Mr. Smallwood said Tom Bur gess, New Labrador Party leader, lost an opportunity t( became a politically powerful man in the wake of the provln clal election, which returned 21 Conservatives and 20 Liberals Mr. Burgess was elected in Lab- rador West. After promising to support the PCs, Mr. Burgess decided to sit as an uncommitted NLP mem her following a brief period of threatening to back the Liber- als. 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The 500 ton Wilton, made of glass reinforced plastic, carries wi'th it British hopes.for a greatly changed Royal Navy, Deluding an all plastic mine- sweeper fleet. The 153 foot long proto- type, costing about 55.2 million, can dispose of magnetic mines without causing the disruption of their magnetic fields which detonates them when conven- tional metal vessels approach. The ship also requires little maintenance, the navy 'says. There have been plastic plea- sure boats, but no warships. Polyester plastic resin im- pregnated into layers of woven [lass cloth is "the next great structural engineering mate- HM defence ministry pre- dicts. MAINLY FEMALE Tortoise-shell cats are gener- ally females with a mixed color of black and yellow and white. TOM BURGESS Blew It Christmas mail still undelivered LONDON (CP) The British post office reported today that a substantial porfioii of Christmas mail sent to Canada by sea from Britain still hasn't reached its destination. It said it has been advised by Canadian authorities that even future postings of letters and parcels by sea to Canada will still be subject to delay. The cause is congestion in Ca- nadian ports resulting from the United States longshoremen's strike last fall which led to heavy diversions of shipping to Canada. The volume of diver- sons choked Canadian ports. This congestion and delay may be aggravated by the Ca- nadian air traffic controllers' strike. With transatlantic air shipments to Canada halted, many British shippers will be considering moving parcels and other items by sea. The post office said that all airmail to Canada Is subject to delay. An official said airmail is Ring accepted and stored, for shipment by air once the strike is over. Partial ban on hunting seals OTTAWA (CP) Fisheries Minister Davis Tuesday announced a partial ban on hunting of scale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence In 1972. The ban li on Mai limiting from aircraft and ships. Land- based hunters will still be able to take seals. Alberta doctor charged EDMONTON (CP) Dr. John David Craig, former di- rector of the Kenwood Alcohol- ism Treatment Centre, was charged today with defrauding the Alberta Health Care Insur- ance Commission. Police said the charges re- sult from nine claims to the commission in April, 1970, and follow several months of inves- tigation by detectives. Police said the claims to- talled Dr. Craig appeared before Provincial Judge Lucien May- naird and was remanded to Jan. 25. Dr. Craig resigned from the Kenwood centre in 1968 after a disagreement with the Alberta government's policy on alcohol- ism. Since then he has built up a private practice, treating most- ly alcoholics and drug addicts. He is a firm believer in the use of methadone, a synthetic narcotic, for the treatment of heroin addiction. However, the catch by lands- men has been small historically compared to that by fishing fleets. Mr. Davis said the govern- ment's decision "fits in 100 per cent" with recommendations of a special advisory committee on the Atlantic seal hunt, headed by Dr. Keith Ronald of the Uni- versity of Guelph. Other recommendations in the report, released by Mr. Davis at a news conference, include a "phaseout" of the Canadian and Norwegian seal bunt off New- foundland try 1974, followed by a minimum six-year moratorium on hunting. PRESSURE NOT FACTOR The fisheries minister repeat- edly denied, under stiff ques- tioning, that the decision to slop the St. Lawrence hunt except for landsmen resulted from a worldwide campaign mounted against it. The campaign has been largely based on allegations of cruelty to baby seals. The decision wag bued en- tirely on the need for omervi- tion of the seal herd, be main- tained. Mr. Davis emphasized that the ban is only for this year, "and not for all time." Long- term government policy hai not yet been decided, he said. 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