Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 - THI LETHBRIDOE HERALD - Friday, January 32, 1971 Alberta Conservatives gnawing at government By WALTER KREVENCHUK CALGARY (CP) - The Progressive Conservative party in Alberta, which for half a century had seldom uttered more than a squeak of protest, is suddenly growling confidently at the Social Credit government. And the Conservatives think they have earned the right to howl. In 1965, the party was a ijo-litical disaster area, without a leader, or a seat in the legislature. Today, it's an outspoken opposition group with 10 members in the 65-seat legislature and visions of overthrowing the 36-year-old Social Credit regime in a general election expected sometime this year. Things have been going so well in fact, that the party has made "breakthrough '71" the theme of its three-day annual meeting which opens here today. HAVE TEAM "We believe we have the team to break through in 1971 and win," said Hayden Smith, general convention chairman. "I envisage the convention as the impetus to show delegates and candidates that this team can form the next government of Alberta." The Conservatives are in the final stages of a five-year plan directed by Peter Lougheed, a Calgary lawyer and grandson of Alberta's first Conservative federal cabinet minister, who was elected party leader in March, 1965. When Lougheed took over, party organization was practically non-existenet. He says constituency organizations are in good shape now, with 56 candidates nominated. But the 1,500 delegates expected to attend the annual meeting will be told that it's now up to party members at largo to become involved. The Alberta Conservative, official publication of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, said in an editorial that much now depends on the support of people at the constituency level. "So much conscientious effort will have been in vain if the call for help is unheeded. Candidates . . . good candi- them "a chance to look us over and to chat informally." Another objective will be to give party workers from all areas, particularly the more remote ridings, confidence in the strength of the organization and the feeling they are part of the group. Policy and organizational workshops will form the core of the convention, which will be addressed by Nathan Nurgitz of Winnipeg, the Conservative party's national president, and Liam O'Brien of Ottawa, the national director. PETER LOUGHEED . . . party leader dates , . . need your financial help . . . they need your physical help." Lou Hyndman, member of the legislature for Edmonton West, aid about 40 per cent of the delegates are new party members who have never been involved in politics before. The annual meeting will give 1/-S. won't abandon Goose Bay base OTTAWA (CP) - External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp reassured agitated Newfoundland MPs Thursday that the U.S. Air Force is not going to abandon its Strategic Air Command base at Goose Bay, Labrador. Washington sources concurred with Mr. Sharp's Commons de- Legal aid help won't be disclosed EDMONTON (CP)-The fact a person is receiving legal aid will not be disclosed in court, the Alberta cabinet ruled in an order-in-council. Deputy attorney-general S. A. Friedman said that before legal aid was available in the province, a person had to disclose in court he was a "needy litigant." He said the court should not concern itself whether a person is a legal-aid recipient. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. ��PHONE 328-7684 �� scription of reduction in forces at the base as a "thinning out" of personnel. Earlier in the day it was announced in St. John's Nfld., that 570 U.S. military personnel will be moved out of Goose Bay by June 30, with a resulting loss of work for 30 Canadian civilians. There are 2,000 personnel attached to the SAC unit-the 95th Strategic Wing. Mr. Sharp faced a barrage of questions from Newfoundland MPs, who demanded that he find out U.S. intentions on the future of the base, which provides much of the employment in the remote community. The minister said: "It is not the intention of the U.S. government to declare Goose Bay surplus to U.S. requirements. They intend to retain the base." FINAL PLANS UNKNOWN Outside the House Mr. Sharp said he had no idea what the ultimate U.S. plans were for the base, but its current intentions were to retain it. Richard Strauss, the U.S. con sul-general, said in St. John's that the cuts in SAC personnel at Goose Bay were a result of "budget considerations and manpower alignments within the department of defence." The Canadian embassy in Washington assessed this description as being accurate, and U.S. sources discounted the fear that SAC may be outdated and due for scrapping. Goose Bay is the only SAC base in Canada. SHORTHORN FRENCH FRIES COKE ONLY...... Friday-Saturday [PtttVE'lNI Phone 328-5405 For Pick-up Orders Oil found in South Vietnam MONTREAL (CP) - La Presse says huge oilfields rivalling those in the Middle East exist along the coasts of South Vietnam, Thailand and the Malaysian Archipelago. In a report from Washington Thursday, the newspaper quotes Mme. Ngo Thanh, economic affairs secretary with the Vietnamese embassy in Washington, as saying that no one knows the extent of the discovery but it is thought to be considerable. Existence of the oilfields has been rumoured in Washington for some time, La Presse said, but this was the first confirmation. Mme. Thanh said France suspected there were coastal oil deposits but when they occupied the country in the 1950's they did not have the financial backing to exploit the find. South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu ratified a bill last December giving foreign powers prospecting rights but the law has not yet been used, Mme. Thanh said. Mme. Thanh said she did not know whether the fields extend beyond the 17th-parallel border between North and South Vietnam. Government castigated for deaths PARIS (AP) - One of France's biggest newspapers castigated the government today for the death in a plane crash of virtually the entire civilian and military high command of France's nuclear strike force. Thirteen of France's top nuclear weapons experts were killed Thursday when their military plane crashed in a blizzard in the mountains of central France. Gight others aboard also were killed. The newspaper France-Soir sharply criticized French military authorities for allowing so many of the key men to travel on the same plane. The paper said this violated a standing rule against joint air travel by top military leaders. Among those killed were Jacques Mabile, France's top uranium expert and production director of the Atlantic Energy Commission; Gen. Edouard Billon, head of nuclear affairs in the arms division of the defence ministry; Jean la Bussiere, the AEC financial director; George Tirole, AEC deputy director for military applications; Vice-Rear-Admiral Robert Landrin, deputy chief of staff of the armed forces; and Gen. Jean-Marc Pineau, chief of planning for the chiefs of staff. Landrin was the operational bead of the nuclear force. Newspaper guild urged CALGARY (CP) - Mayor Rod Sykes says a newspaper men's guild in the city would improve local coverage. He made the comment during a panel discussion at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Some students, dissatisfied with news coverage in Calgary, suggested Mr. Sykes call for a guild to upgrade reporting standards. "The newspapers here pay less than we in the city pay some of our laborers," the mayor replied. "If Calgary newspapers pay more, the quality of news reporting can only go up in future." He agreed with a suggestion from some students that news media often shy away from major stories "because important people are involved and these people control advertising." He did not elaborate. MY LAI CHARGES DROPPED - Spec. 4 William F. Doherty and his wife Barbara, smile during news conference Thursday after the Army announced that it has dropped charges against Doherty in the My Lai killings. Doherty, 22, of Readville, Mass., said "I finally have my rights back." Mayors agree to seek power EDMONTON (CP) - Executive members of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities agreed Thursday to seek "city power" but they were warned not to push their demands too far. The executive agreed on a brief to be presented to a joint Senate-Commons committee on the constitution asking for what one delegate called a "new deal for cities." They discarded proposals that Computer is taking over 1 govt education department EDMONTON (CP) - The computer is taking over in the Alberta education department. Deputy Minister T. C. Byrne announced today a number of key changes, some involving computers and aimed at fairness, objectivity and more rapid dissemination of high school grade results. The changes include complete machine scoring by computer of Grade 12 departmental examinations. Confidential marks, supplied by teachers in some Grade 12 subjects, will be eliminated. The confidential marks are combined with departmental examination results to determine a final mark in subjects such as English and French. Dr. Byrne gave no date for this change but others are to become effective in September. Transcripts, which record the high school records of Alberta students, will be computerized in Edmonton and made available to students upon request. The transcripts, covering a student's record in Grades 10, 11 and 12, now are recorded by hand. The change is expected to eliminate delays. The department also plans to discontinue the checking of reg- 16 crew members missing CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) -The 83,882-ton American tanker Universe Patriot caught fire after an explosion off Sardinia during tho night. Sixteen of the 39-man crew are missing. Two ships picked up the German captain and 16 of his men early this morning. Later six others were rescued after spending the night in the rough waters in a rubber raft. The Cagliari military marine headquarters and the civil port authority said their earlier report that 22 men were on the raft was mistaken. Only six men were aboard according to the lateit message from the rescue ship, a Panamanian freighter. Italian officials' quoted the rescued captain as saying the tanker had other rubber rafts and the 16 missing men may be on them. Mean thieves RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -While Patrick Zona and his wife attended a church service for their 11-year-old son, thieves ransacked the dead boy's room taking a television set, record player and a piggy bank containing $6 in pennies. Police said several homes in the area were burglarized recently after funeral notices were published in newspapers. Robby Zona died Sunday after a 1%-year battle with cancer. istrations of each high school student. It will become the re-sponsibility of individual schools. Individual schools also will be responsible for evaluating the past programs of students coming to Alberta from other provinces. This now is the department's responsibility. The department also intends to discontinue evaluation of music courses taken by private study for the awarding of credits in music 10, 20, 30, 11, 21 and 31. Seek greater union rights in CP Rail operating rulqs CALGARY (CP) - Western railway workers, in a telegram Thursday to the Canadian Transport Committee, asked for greater recognition of union rights in interpreting railway operating rules. R. T. O'Brien, chairman of the United Trans portation Union west committee on adjustment, said it "appears CP Rail does not consider railway unions have, any concern" in revising operating rules or interpreting them. The telegram was prompted after the supervisor of rules instruction told the transport committee Tuesday that unions are not consulted on questions of interpretation. The United Transportation Union committee, which is holding grievance hearings in Calgary this week, represents 7,000 CP Rail employees between Thunder Bay and the West Coast. Mr. O'Brien said the union is concerned with the rising number of accidents and "we would like to be considered when there are any rules which Suggests way to get wage hike CALGARY (CP) - City management personnel have been told they can get a wage increase of more than six per cent if they can economize elsewhere in the city's annual $46 million wage bill, Mike Horsey, executive assistant to the mayor, said Thursday. The recommendation was made by a special committee investigating the salaries of the 300 administrators employed by the city, Mr. Horsey said. The report said if the administrators could economize within the total union and non-union salary appropriation, the savings could be spread among the management levels. If some personnel were no longer required, their salaries could be "redirected to union-exempt personnel." The report said it Is the prerogative of management to cut costs through more efficient operation. ROYAL VISIT NAIROBI (Reuter) - Prince Charles and Princess Anne will make a private visit to Kenya next month, the British high commission announced. are going to be changed or in' terpreted." Company management has asked employees to ignore op',ll|Sj�|!|ial Weather and road report 0(L ABOVE 19.00 ZERO AT A*,UVNOON SUNRISE SATURDAY 8:16 SUNSET 5:12 Lethbridge ... . Waterton...... Pincher Creek . Medicine Hat .. Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie Banff ... ... .. Calgary...... Victoria...... Cranbrook ... . Penticton..... Prince George , Vancouver ... . Automobile insurance cut NDP plan TORONTO (CP)-Stephen Lewis, provincial leader of the New Democratic Party, said here that an Ontario NDP government, if elected, could start a publicly-run auto insurance plan that would cut present premiums by about 20 per cent. He told the Humber NDP Riding Association premiums would be reduced in a government-run scheme because profits would be eliminated, premiums paid could be invested by the government and advertising costs and commissions paid to private agents would be eliminated. He said more than 200 companies sell auto insurance in Ontario. "Services are duplicated, the competition and the advertisirg required to sustain it result in outrageous and ever-rising insurance costs," said Mr. Lewis. He said his party's public scheme would be universal and assign no fault to drivers in accidents. Toronto....... Ottawa....... Montreal...... St. John's...... Halifax....... Charlottetown .. Fredericton ... New York..... H LPre 30 11 .05 27 10 28 2 .20 30 5 23 -3 .08 22 11 . 23 14 M 25 -1 42 33 .15 21 12 , . . 35 -19 .3 . 26 21 .19 . 41 32 .30 . 26 -4 .02 . 32 25 .01 . 28 20 .26 29 20 .36 15 .10 . 28 20 .09 20 12 .15 23 17 .08 34 , , Miami.......... 68 60 .. Los Angeles ... ... 58 58 .. Las Vegas....... 65 37 .. Rome.......... 50 57 .. Paris........... 44 49 .. London......... 45 50 .. Berlin............ 35 39 .. Amsterdam ... ..r34 46 .. Madrid........ 39 48 .. Tokyo.......... 42 55 .. FORECAST Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat. - Today: Cloudy this evening clearing with a few flurries overnight. Saturday: A few clouds. Winds W20 gustlng to 40 over foot* hills today and Saturday. Lows tonight 10-15. Highs t-20 above. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Intermittent snow. Winds S15, gusting at times to 25. Saturday: Mainly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs today and Saturday 25-30 above. Lows tonight 15-20 above. Russia, U.S. agree lo lunar rock exchange MOSCOW (Reuter) - Russia and the United States have agreed to exchange samples of lunar rock brought back by Russia's Luna 16 spacecraft and the American Apollo 11 and 12 missions. This was announced here today after three days of talks between experts of the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Soviet Academy of Sciences. A communique said the two countries would consider co-operation in 6pace research, re-search with meteorological rockets, expanded exchanges of date space biology and medicine, and techniques for studying natural environment. Completely New Wil-Rich L0ADMASTER EASY-TR0L Seed end Fertilizer Drill and Plantar Fill System Seed an extra 20 acres a day f) Eliminate the Backache A complete fertilizer and teed handling unit. # Comet with an 8,000-lb. capacity steel fertilizer tank with the grain and fertilizer auger mounted in the tank. We will accept barley at $1.00 and wheat at $1.25 per buihel on present stocks only. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 327-316S OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2, Carway to Fort Macleod is mostly bare with some ground drifting. Fort Macleod to Nanton is mostly bare. Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Grassy Lake is mostly bare. Highway 3, west, bare to Fort Macleod. Fort Macleod to Coleman is mostly covered with a thin layer of snow, the wheel tracks are starting to bare. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts is mostly bare. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Waterton is mostly bare with some drifting snow. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton is covered with a thin layer of packed snow. Highways 23, 36, 61 and 62 are mostly bare. Highway l, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is in good winter driving condition. Banff to Revelstoke has sorno light snow and has been plowed and sanded. Banff- Radium highway loose snow overnight, few slippery sections, some drifting snow. Banff- Jasper highway in good winter driving condition, slippery sections throughout. Creston-Salmo highway had 10 inches of new snow overnight, plowed and sanded. Good winter tires or chains are required when travelling through any mountain area, which includes all ski-resort access roads. PORTS 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.; Rposeyille, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B."., 24 hours; Portiull-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain Closed. Wildboree, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.