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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THI IITHMIDOI NltALD Thyradoy, January 10, INTRODUCES PRIME MINISTER Justice Minister John Turner Min- ister Trudeau to Ottawa Liberal party workers attending a reception Wednesday In the Weit Block of Parliament Hill. Workers are from the five area ridings held by Liberal members. The ridings ore represented by Mr. Turner. Budget speech awaited B.C. legislature under way VICTORIA (CP) The third session of Hie 29th British Col- umbia legislature opens today with opposition leaders marking time for Premier W. A. C. Ben- nett's budget speech scheduled for Feb. 4. The 72-year-old Social Credit leader's handling of the budget is expected to answer, one way or another, whether the prov- ince will have a general election before the year is out. A budget speech which con- tains an announcement of tax cuts would be ideal to kick off an election campaign and Mr. Bennett Indicated earlier this week there could be tax cuts for Brilish Columbians this year. "If I said no change in taxes before, I withdraw he said. "There will be no increase in taxes." If the premier dips Into the government's huge accumulated surplus to provide a vast array of new programs and benefits, a spring or simmer election could be expected. Judge rules farmer liable in fatal four-car collision EDMONTON (CP) Ewald Wagner, a Leduc area farmer, has been found 75-per-cent li- able for damages resulting from a fatal four-car collision on a section of highway ob- scured by smoke from his field. Mr. Justice A. M. Decbene ruled Wednesday that although Wagner was liable, he was not negligent. Wagner had done his best to extinguish the field fire and could not have foreseen that the fire would flare up and create to dense smoke. Stephen Joseph Llckoch, 44, of Red Deer was killed in to Nov. crash and his wife and five daughter were Injured. His car collided with a second vehicle after entering the smoke-covered section of road Bank robber is caught after chase CALGARY (CP) Two seven miles east of Leduc, which Is 15 miles south of Ed- monton. Justice Decbene said Mr. Lickoch was 15-per-cent liable because his car either was over the centre line when it entered the smoke or it swerved after. Lome Madu of the Leduc area, one of the other drivers, was found 10-per-cent liable. The judge said Madu should have reduced speed when driv- ing into the smoke. But if Mr. Bennett continues to hoard to surplus, a late fall or winter election would be indi- cated. HINTS AT CONTENTS The premier has hinted to budget would be an election, year extravaganza and "will show clearly why Social Credit should be continued in power in British Columbia." "It will show to benefits of long-term planning tot is possi- ble In this government, because we have been in office so long." He said there would be "great, new, dynamic and to session weruM be the best since to Socreds came to power in 1952. Standings in to 55-member house are: Social Credit 37, New Democratic Party 12, Lib- erals 5 and Progressive Con- servative 1. Opposition Leader Dave Bar- rett of the NDP said he is con- v-jiced mere win be a provincial election this year. The New Democratic Party, be said, will be demanding "jobs, jobs, during to session. Liberal Leader Dr. Pat Mc- Geer said his party also will focus its attack on unemploy- ment and will raise the issue of high welfare costs and the low priority being given to hospitals and higher education. Strikes, labor dispute involve workers By THE CANADIAN PRESS The air traffic control- lers on strike are among more than Canadian workers that have walked off their jobs In labor disputes or are threatening strike action. Here is a summary of major strikes In progress or being threatened. Air traffic controllers: The on strike have put about airline employees out of murk in addition to delaying travel and freight-shipment plans for many individuals and compuuef. Toe airlines estimate to strike which began at 4 a.m. Monday ll costing torn million a day. Hotels and other busi- nesses rerytpg on airport traf- fie also are kttttf but rail, bug sod truck lines report Monetary system change stressed tary system must replace the (present) mono-structural sys- tem." He nid Europe must take over a special responsibility and leading role in such a multi-na- tional monetary system. Schiller was delivering a gov- ernment policy statement ia to i tirnlra rJ laait flel 11 air'el iltiaWP. BONN (AP) Finance Minis- ter Karl Schiller of West Ger- many said Wednesday me U.S. dollar cannot remain the world's main reserve currency. He told the Bundestag (parlia- ment) that the burden which the dollar's reserve role has placed on UK United States "has, through economic developments I wake in the world become too much j national monetary agreement Clairvoyant tells parents missing daughter dead PBNDER HARBOR, B.C.JUie missing girl had posted a (OP) A clairvoyant has told I reward through the Cm- bank administrators chased down a robber Wednesday afternoon following a holdup at a branch of the Bank of Mont- real Daryl Kyba, 23, ana Tom Barley, 24, ignored the man's warning that he had a gun, pursued him a block before (hey overpowered hire and held him for police. The man told a teller he had a gun then handed her a shop- ping bag and told her to fill It with money. A toy gun and about were recovered. Chester David Kjeisteen of no fixed address was taken into custody. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 Lower Floor S17 4th Aye. t. Phon. 327-1541 the parents of a nrisslng four- i year-old girl that she Is dead in a water-filled hole. Maria Mul of North Vancou- ver said Wednesday she was called to this community north of Vancouver by the girl's par- ents because of her reputation. She said Rene Van Arsdell, who has been missing since leaving her home Jan. B to visit neighbors, fell into a brush- covered hole near her home, lost consciousness, but was j alive for 36 hours. An ROMP spokesman said police have a man in the area with a tracking dog but that this "has nothing to do with the clairvoyant." Police earlier had ended an widespread search for the girl and have been concentrating on an in- vestigation to determine whether she might have been abducted. Meantime, police in Nanalmo are seeking a woman with a small child seen aboard a ferry Jan. 10 en route to Na- naimo from Horseshoe Bay, near Vancouver. The child was crying and asking for her mother, RCMP said. It was reported in Tironto Wednesday that relatives of tario attorney-general's depart- ment for information on the disappearance. Burnt fatal CALGARY (CP) Janice Earrington, 26, died in hospital a few hours after she was burn- ed In a fire at her apartment. LEASE Pram your Frnnchiwd New Cor Dealer letter Service Fotllllln Regular Warranty Inipeclloni letter chain of mrdek Man Flexible leailng Plane Your leate can maintenance, licence, and Imurance INQUIRE NOW INTO THI ADVANTAGES UAIINO OVER BUYING Contact tOM KORHHENKOV Beny Automotive Enterprises Ltd. 2 Avenwt and ith Street S. 327-1147 Drug case appeal is rejected MONTREAL (CP) The Quebec Court of Appeal rejected Wednesday an appeal by Fran- cois Foo Kune of Calgary against his conviction and tev nouncer-operaton are sched- uled to begin voting Friday on a cnndllKtion board report re- leamd last week which reo ommended a tix-per-cent wage increase for the year ended July 1 and a 4.2-per- cent increase during the nine months after that date. The strike deadline la midnight Thursday and Kenneth Steel, regional director of to Na- tional Association of Broad- cast Employees, says mem- bers an m "a foul mood" over to. import, Aircraft prooictloi wort- en: About WO members of Local 112, United Auto Work- en Union, at to Toronto plant of de Havilknd Aircraft of Canada Ltd. went on strike today. The company produces Buffalo, Caribou and Twin Otter aircraft sod tore havt been employee layoffs be- cause of a lack of orders. The union members worked with- out i contract since June 23. The UAW is seeking a pack- age Increase of 3d cents an hour over It months on to current average wage of The last company offer was 34 cents an hour. However, union activity and representation within to plant Is a major negotiating issue. Newfoundland fisheries workers: About 420 fish-plant workers and trawlermen at Mary stown have been on strike since Dec. 27 to back demands for a 51-cents-an- hour raise over two years. At- lantic Fish Processors Ltd. has offered a maximum of 40 cents. The workers are mem- bers of the Newfoundland Fishermen, Food and Allied Workers Union. Another 50 members of the same union are threatening to go on strike Canada Packers Ltd. at St. John's over demands for wage parity with Corner Brook employees of to same company, who now get 35 cents an hour more than to basic wage of in St. John's. Montreal itwipaper em- ployees: Negotiations are con- tinuing over the Oct. 27 clos- ing of La Presse, which had a staff of The dispute began In, July when the com- pany locked out about 350 pro- duction employed because of stalled contract negotiations. Eleven unions have said they considered themselves o n strike. Quebec pulp mill workers: Members of to International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers at the Canadian International Paper Co, plant tt Gatlnetu are expecttd to lake a strike rote this week. The union is asking for a 29-cents-an-bour raise over to present base of 12.2' for to 235 employees in- volved and the company has Offered 13 cents. Ontario forge workers: About 225 employees of Do- minion Forge Co. Ltd., Wind- sor, have been on strike since Sept. 18. Negotiators for United Auto Workers, Local are asking for wage in- creases of between 75 and 90 cents an hour over to present base rate of during a three-year contract. The com- pany metal forgfogs for to auto, aerospace, agri- culture and arms industries. No publication order granted CALGARY (CP) The pre- liminary hearing of Paul Jo- seph Cini, charged with hijack- ing an Air Canada jet but year, opened today and Judge R. V. Reed granted a no-publi- cation order in to case. Bridges to meet shippers SEATTLE (CP-AP) Cana- dian longshoremen men to meet union president Harry Bridges here today and U.S. shippers reversed their posi- tion on military cargoes In de- velopments related to to met coast dock strike. The Canad I a n toogehore- men'E representatives were to meet with Bridges and officials of Local 19 of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse- men's Union, a local official said. A Canadian imloh official said B.C longshoremen bad no Intention of walking out, Since the strike resumed Monday, 81 chips an la Van- couver for unloading. The decision by mt> Pacific Maritime Association to allow shipment of military cargoes during the strike came after a meeting between PMA officials and the defence department. Col. Richard Shank, execu- tive officer at pier >1 military dock facilities, said he did not know what caused to shippers to switch their position. He bad erpressed concern that the re- fusal would hurt the American war effort in southeast Asia. He estimated that 99 to W per cent of military cargo ffiOYM on civilian ships. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY till SUNSET Lethbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff H LPre -1C .01 -13 -10 .29 -13 -18 .11 -24 .08 -22-38 -17 .53 ,M .33 .02 .11 .02 .48 43 37 28 4 -6 21 5 Calgary.........-15 -21 Victoria...... Penticton..... Prince George Kamloops Vancouver.......45 39 .41 Saskatoon.......-20 -32 .03 Regjna..........-14 -22 .04 Winnipeg........ -7 -14 Toronto........43 IS Ottawa..........42 9 .07 Montreal......45 11 .01 St. John's.....45 24 .06 Halifax........ 44 34 Charlottetown 43 28 FrederictuD..... 48 22 .09 Chicago........ 40 29 .07 New York...... 67 36 Miami ...........75 70 Los AngelM......57 49 Lac Vegas.......58 38 Phoenix.........70 39 Honolulu........78 62 Home 59 34 Paris............ 48 41 London 50 39 30 28 Berlin Madrid 18 7 Stockholm 34 30 Tokyo 55 34 FORECAST: Uthbridge-Medlclne Hat Light snow today. Lows te- nlejit near M betow. FrMtyt Mainly cloudy. Wladi tatfttog to WU and fusty gMg( heavy drilling and blowbf inow. near 15 abere. Calgary Cloudy with soow- flurries today. Lows near 10 be- low. Friday: Mostly cloudy. Snowflurries. Higbi 10-15 above. Columbia Koottnay regloi Today: Snow at times, heavy n to Columbia district A few patches of freezing rain in to west Kootenays. Highs about 15 in the north and 25 to JO in the south. Friday: Overcast with occasional Enow in the Co- lumbia district and showers of mixed rain and snow else- where. Not quite so cold. Lows tonight 5 to IS. Highs Friday 20 to 25 in the north and X to 35 In the south. of Continental divide Snow at times most sections today and east portion Friday. Warm and windy south- west but continued cold else- where today. Highs today lero lo 20 except 30s southwest. Lows tonight 15 to 25 west and south zero to 5 below zero northeast. Highs Friday J5 to 45 west and south 20s northeast. Weit of Continental Divide Occasional rain or snow today and Friday. No important tem- perature changes. Highs today and Friday 35 to 45. Lows to- night 20s. Civil servants increased RUSSIAN POn ARRIVES IN U.S. Soviet pott Yevgeny Yavluihenko scratches hit furry cap afltr hit arrival at Kennedy airport In Niw York Wadnetctay night. Yevtuih- who headline! In 1961 with the publication of a poem scoring Soviet antl-Semitlim, will conduct a four-wnk tour of poetry rending In the U.S. and plant on month EDMONTON (CP) Provin- cial civil servants have re- ceived i six-per-ccnt pay raise and retired public service pen- sioners a 3ft-per-cent pension Increase, the government an- nounced Wednesday. The increases are retroactive to Jan. 1. The salary boost is the sec- ond stage of a two-year wage agreement established by a mediation board last year. The pension increase appliei to provincial civil servants, re- tired members of the legisla- ture eligible for MLA pensions and retired civic employees whose municipalities have en- tered the provlnclally-adnsinla- tered local authorities' pension fund. CONTRACT AWARDED OTTAWA (CP) A contract has been awarded to Foundation Building Construc- tion of Toronto for construction of a 22-slorey general purpose building for to energy, mlntf MUST GO! Loodmoster Easy Trol No carrying of boat ar shovelling; proven to spMd up ieed and fertilizer handling Save Money Buy Now AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Box 1202 Lethbridge 328-1 Ml OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2, Carway to Onrd- slon, completely covered with [jacked snow. Cardston to Standoff, occasional patches of packed snow. Standoff to 4 miles south of Hanton is bare in the drivlnf, lanes. Form 4 miles south of Nanlon to Nan- ton, covered with hard packed snow. Highway 3, Grassy Lake lo Brocket, bare in to driving anes. Brocket to Pincher Creek, short section tot packed snow. Pincher Creek to Lund- breck, short sections of ice, lay- er of new snow. Lundbreck to to B.C. border, long sections of packed snow with some new snow. The Crows Nest Pass area, to highway Is open to single lane traffic only, visibil- ity nil due to blowing and drift- ing snow. It is reported in very poor driving condition. Highway Lethbridge to Coutts is mostly bare. Highway 5. Lelhbridge to Lcavitt Is mainly bare. Leavitt to Watcrton, mostly covered with packed snow. Highway 8, Pincher Creek to Waterton, covered with packed snow with a layer of new snow. Highways 23, 25, 38, 52, 61 and 62 ore mainly bare in the driving lanes with occasional slippery sections. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing TlmeDi CouUa H hours; Carway 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dsl Bonita 0 .m. to 6 p m loosevillc, B.C. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Klngsgatc, BC. 21 hours- PorthUl Rykarti I a.m. to midnight. Chief Uountali cloMd. WUdbint, I to I p.m. ;