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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE IITHMIOGI HERALD - Tuesday, January M, 1971 - Canada's poor people stage first big protest By THE CANADIAN PRESS Groups of poor people, ranging in size from a handful of youths shivering in below-zero temperatures in Winnipeg to a crowd of 500 in downtown Toronto, demonstrated, shouted, burned things and listened to speeches across Canada Monday. About 150 people staged a downtown march in Calgary. The first national poor people's protest was noisy but orderly in most centres. It ended with sit-ins in Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton. Organizers at a recent federally-sponsored poor people's conference in Toronto planned the demonstrations to coincide with the opening of a federal-provincial conference of welfare officials in Ottawa. Demonstrators stormed the closed conference and staged a successful sit-in, which was joined for an hour by federal Health Minister John Munro. He told the 20 militants who got inside the conference building that the demands of the poor, as set out in resolutions at the conference, were being considered. But opening the conference to the poor, he said, "might retard a frank expression of views at various' levels of government" and slow the talks. FIGHT STARTS In Toronto, the mass demonstration at the Toronto-Dominion Centre, a 56-storey office and commercial building, split after a Maoist and a parade marshal got into a fist fight because the Maoist tried to put a sign on the Toronto-Dominion Bank which read. "Organize National War Against Imperialism." About 70 police in uniform, plainclothes and on motorcycles were present. Three men were arrested. mam lllill lllllll lllllllt $ fa � 4 Ceasefire called for Tet new year SAIGON (Reuter) - South Vi-, etnamese and U.S. forces ceased offensive operations' at 6 p.m. tonight (5 a.m. EST) under the terms of a 24-hour ceasefire for the Tet lunar new year, a government spokesman announced. Viet Cong saboteurs blew up two trains in South Vietnam Monday, lolling 10 persons and wounding 22, a military spokesman said today. Another major step in the Vietnamization program was reported today by an Australian army spokesman who said a South Vietnamese battalion was replacing Australian forces in the Long Hai hills of Phuoc Tuy province. While observers said the takeover paved the way for more Australian troop withdrawals the army spokesman denied that any withdrawals were imminent and said the 7th Battal ion of the Royal Australian Regiment, which had operated in the area, would be redeployed in other parts of the province. VIOLATE TRUCE The Saigon government reported today that the Viet Cong's announced four-day Tet holiday truce, which began at 1 a.m. today (noon EST Monday), was violated twice within three hours. At 2:10 a.m. a guerrilla force attacked a militia outpost in the Mekong delta, killing four militiamen. Fifty minutes later another outpost in neighboring Vinh Binh province came under mor tar bombardment. Two militia men were killed. Despite these violations, the South Vietnamese government announced today it would release all of the 783 disabled prisoners-of-war it holds who wish to return to the north. Half the gathering later marched two blocks to the headquarters of E. P. Taylor's Argus Corp. and a 27 forced their way past police at the door to present demands for the company to make greater contributions to the community. Suzanne Polger, 30, a welfare mother of four, read a statement to H. H. Edmison, secretary of the corporation, which requested Argus to meet with Toronto action groups by Feb. 10 or face unspecified "militant actions." The group was then forced out of the office by policemen and the marchers continued to a downtown welfare office where 150 staged a two-hour sit-in. ACCEDE TO DEMANDS Welfare officials acceded to their demands that all the people still in the welfare fine, about 20, be dealt with before the staff went home, and the group left peacefully. They continued to the deserted Ontario legislature building and burned a copy of the General Welfare Assistance Act. About 100 people in Hamilton, unemployed or on welfare, burned a copy of the federal white paper on taxation in front of city hall when they were told Mayor Vic Copp*. bad a prior commitment and could not meet them. * They marched to the. welfare office and 35 staged a one-hour sit-in, setting up a card table in the foyer from which they dispensed information on the rights of welfare recipients. Elsewhere in Ontario, demonstrators at city halls in Peterborough and Sarnia obtained promise; of attention from the mayors of their cities.  In Saint John, N.B., a small group of poor people spent the day distributing information booklets to welfare recipients instead of demonstrating. Thirty men and women, some of them university students, pa raded quietly with placards for about an hour at the Prince Edward Island government admin istrative building in Charlotte-town. Their protests were aimed at a government plan to spend $1.5 million on a tourist development near Georgetown. Elect Kootenay, B.C. bishop primate of Anglican church NIAGARA FALS, Out. (CP) Bishop Edward W. Scott, 51, of Kootenay, B.C., was elected primate of the Anglican Church of Canada Monday. His fellow bishops nominated him and four others-William Wright, 66, Archbishop of Al-goma; G. Frederick C. Jackson, 63, Archbishop of Qu'Appelle and Metropolitan of Rupert's Land; Ralph S. Dean, 57, Bishop of Caribou; and Robert L. Seaborn, 59, Bishop of Newfoundland. Bishop Scott was elected on the third ballot with 63 clerical votes and 63 lay votes of the total 224 votes. The trend toward the winner developed on the first ballot when he totalled 72 votes. NOT FROM MARS-Dr. Colin Rots of Edmonton, himself a heart attack victim, took to the ski slopes during the weekend In a test of physical tolerance. Hit gear measured oxygen consumption and transmitters relayed data on heart beat and blood pressure to observing technicians. - Montreal schools closed MONTREAL (CP) - More than 2,000 teachers from the Montreal Catholic School Board left classes today to attend a study session dealing with job reclassification and salary cuts affecting at least 700 members of their union. A spokesman for the Alliance des Professeurs said 63 schools in northeast Montreal and several in other parts of the city were dosed by the walkout. Meanwhile, he said 75 teachers were continuing their occupation of MSCS offices to protest the reclassification and salary cuts. How To Become A Better Reader In Only 8 Weeks 16 Reasons For Taking The Reading Dynamics Course WHO TAKES THI EVELYN WOOD READING DYNAMICS COURSE? -50 of President Nixon's personal aids recently completed our course in the White House. -Members of our Alberta legislature. -Professional people - business people - students - housewives - all realize that to keep up and get ahead they must modernize their reading techniques. Man's knowledge doubles every 10 years - yet most people read today as they did 100 years agol WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE? T. Reading Dynamics guarantees to refund your entire tuition fee if you do not at least triple your effective reading speed by the end of our 8-week programme. 2. Your lessons are held once a week for 8 weeks, each lesson lasts approximately hours. 3. Alternative classes are available should you be unable to attend your regular class. 4. Practice drill sessions enable you to hone these revolutionary new techniques to a satisfying personal skill. 5. Personal counselling is available should you or your instructor request it. 6. Lifetime privileges enable you to retake any or all of the course as many times as you wish at no extra charge. The reading Dynamics Course Is constantly refined and improved in the light of the latest research in the reading field. Attend a free presentation Tuesday, Jan. 26th Wednesday Jan. 27th at 8:00 p.m. In the PARK PLAZA MOTOR HOTEL 7. We have over 150 Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics institutes throughout the world - and all privileges apply internationally. 8. There are no extra charges -your original fee is ail you ever poy. STUDENTS AND TEACHERS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT. WHAT DO OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE EVELYN WOOD READING DYNAMICS COURSE? "Congratulations on a iob well donel Your course has enabled me to clean up a terrific backlog of business reading, keep up with current reading requirements - and even manage to sandwich In some pleasure reading." "I've not only rediscovered the enjoyment of pleasure reading - I can now, at long last, keep up with all the technical material that comes across my desk. Your course has increased my reading rate more than tenfold!" N.B. Name and address supplied upon request. WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER? 9. You will learn how to read at speeds several times your present reading speed-with equal or better comprehension. ('National average 4.7 increase in effective reading speed.) 10. You will remember more ef what you read using the retention, recall and review techniques taught in the Evelyn Wood course. 11. Studying will be easier ence you've learned how to study efficiently. 12. The effective listening techniques you acquire will enable you to gain more from lectures, meetings, seminars, etc. HOW WILL THE READING DYNAMICS COURSE HELP ME? 13. Fast reading eliminates boredom and distractions. Concentration and comprehension are improved. 14. You will enjoy your reading more when reading itself Is made easier. 15. Gain precious time - if you now read one hour per day you will be able to cover the same amount of material in only 20 minutes or less. 16. With the time saved you will be able to read more widely in areas for which you now do not have the time - great literature - supplementary material to courses - interest areas - or simply soend more time on the golf course or ski slope. 'Correlation of reading speed and comprehension. ("Some of our b si friendi were slow readers.") Division of Personal Development Dynamics Limited 2nd Floor, 708 - 8th Ave. S.W., CALGARY Phone 265-3800 Archbishop Wright was second throughout the voting. He had 61 after the first ballot and 71 after the second, He finished second with 78 on (he third ballot. Bishop Scott had 94 ballots after the second vote. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the Anglican Theological College in Vancouver. He was ordained In 1942 and in 1945 he was nude general secretary of the student-Christian movement at the University of Manitoba. From 1949 to i960 be served parishes in Rupert's Land. In 1964, he became associate general secretary of the national department of social serv- ice for the church. He was consecrated Bishop of Kootenay in 1966 and has been chairman of the church's committee on the ministry. He has a son and three daugh* Canada, Ceylon sign elephant pact Test heart patients in skiing sport EDMONTON (CP) - Four men with heart trouble went skiing during the weekend - and received electrocardiograms and breathing tests while skimming the slopes. They were being tested by en Edmonton physician to find out if heart patients can live a nor-mal winter life. Dr. Tai Talibi, director of the Edmonton Cardiac Centre, equipped the four men, all between 45 and 55 years of age, with masks to measure oxygen consumption, blood pressure cuffs, and radio transmitters for dectrocardiogram readings. Four men of about the same ages but with no histories of heart trouble also took the tests at Jasper, 235 miles west of here. Their readings are to be compared with those of the heart patients. Dr. Talibi said he hopes to be able to determine through the tests which type of heart patients can safely ski and if they should ski without stopping on the slopes. Dead cattle stockpile removed CALGARY (CP) - A Cal-[ gary meat processing plant as sured city council Monday that I it lias removed a pile of dead � cattle and will not permit a recurrence of the situation. Canada Packers Ltd. took ac tion to remove an estimated 60 head from a nearby yard following reports Sunday from Aid. John Kushner and Dr. Leslie . Allan, medical officer of I health. Aid. Kushner said, although the cattle were frozen, he felt the city health department "has been negligent." "I don't give a damn if they j are frozen. I don't know what they died of but that snow around them is going to melt and drain off into our water supply ..." And Aid. Kushner wasn't satisfied after the company's report to the council. He said charges should be laid in future "otherwise there is no sense in having a pollution bylaw." "It's a most embarrassing and disgusting situation." Plant officials said the carcasses', intended for conversion into non-edible meat by-prod ucts, had frozen in near-zero temperatures and were too cold to process. COLOMBO (CP) - Canada and Ceylon signed an agreement today to help Ceylon get over the problem of the long gestation period of the elephant. Elephants are used extensively in logging operations in this island country but just can't keep up. Elephantine pregnancies last for two years and baby elephants' don't come along fast enough, at least for the Ceylonese loggers. Consequently Prime Minister Trudeau and Sirimavo Bandar-anaike, prime minister of Ceylon, signed an agreement whereby Canada will lend Cey Ion $4.5 million, interest-free, for 50 years to establish mecha nized logging in the Sinharaja forest. The project will include mech-anized logging methods, replacing the elephant trunk. "I suppose the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals may have something to say about all this," Trudeau said jokingly after the signing ceremony. Official talks between Tru-deau and Mrs. Bandaranaike, who wore a fetching blue-flowered saree, lasted less than an hour, though two hours had been set aside for them. Trudeau told a reporter that things are going so well between Canada and Ceylon that Mrs. Bandaranaike and he cleaned up most of their official business' on the long drive into the city from the airport Monday. Instead of keeping their talks going for the sake of keeping them going, Mrs, Bandaranaike took Trudeau to the top of Colombo's tallest building for a splendid view of the harbor and city. Trudeau said his day was re laxed. He started it with a long swim in the Indian Ocean. He lunched with a group of students. Mostly; his part of the conversation was asking questions. Youth arrested on drug charge TABER (HNS) - A Taber youth was arrested here Monday night and will face charge of possession of marijuana. Taber police said they seized I a quantity of marijuana from the youth. He was arrested as he stepped off the bus here. He will appear in magistrate's court here Friday xnor-I ning. Socreds air problems of jobless EDMONTON (CP) - The problems of unemployment dominated a meeting of the government Social Credit party caucus Monday, Highways Minister Gordon Taylor said today, Mr. Taylor, spokesman for the caucus, said more than one hour was spent exploring ways and means to curb growing unemployment. Even though the situation in Alberta, with 5.7 per cent of the labor force out of work, is brighter than other areas of the country, "we want to keep on top of it." Details on the closed meeting were few, although it was indicated the caucus discussed industrial incentives as one method of spurring economic activity and improving employment opportunities. The government has announced it intends to proceed with a program of industrial incentives but full details will not be released until the legislature opens next month. BISHOP EDWARD SCOTT .. . picked on third ballot ters and lives in Kelowna, B.C. It was the first time the press had been admitted to the election of the primate. Archbishop Wright has been acting primate since Archbishop Howard Clark resigned the post in August./ Drug conviction nets $300 fine CLARESHOLM (HNS) -Dana Santa, 23, and Gem Martina, 22, both of Lethbridge, Monday were each fined $300 on conviction by Judge C. V. Bennett of charges of possession of marijuana. They were apprehended by police at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, as they drove through town. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE �"� ~~" mm Weather and road report 9 BELOW ** ZERO AT 12:00NOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 8:11 SUNSET 5:18 H Lethbridge ... ... . 14 Waterton........29 Pincher Creek ... . 25 Medicine Hat .... 8 Edmonton....... -6 Grande Prairie .. -11 Banff.......... 21 Calgary......... 15 Victoria......... 38 Cranbrook.......22 Prince George ... .15 Vancouver......  38 Saskatoon....... -7 Regina......... -1 Winnipeg....... -11 Toronto......... 34 Ottawa.........-34 LPre -2 .05 2 .. 2 -7 17 31 .13 .05 Montreal ... . St. John's Halifax ... ... Fredericton .. Charlottetown New York ... 35 27 35 37 32 42 6 -3 33 14 .. 9 .01 33 1.05 -26 .. -17 .. -28 .. 30 28 30 15 30 28 29 38 .05 .03 66 44 38 53 51 48 47 45 52 50 Miami.......... 76 Los Angeles..... 58 Las Vegas....... 62 Rome.......... 44 Paris ............43 London......... 43 Berlin.......... 37 Amsterdam...... 35 Madrid..........42 Tokyo.......... 34 FORECAST Lethbridge - Today: Very light snow. Wednesday: Chinook cloudiness. Lows 5-10 above. Highs near 30 above. Calgary, Medicine Hat - Today: Light snow. Lows tonight 5-10 below. Wednesday: Very light snow. Highs near 20 above. Columbia - Kootenay - Today and Wednesday: Period's of snow with chance of freezing rain in southern valleys. Snow or mixed rain Wednesday. Winds moderate S15. Lows tonight 15-25 above. Highs Wednesday 25-35 above. Liquor board workers reject salary offer EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta Liquor Control Board employees have unanimously rejected an offer of a five-percent salary increase, the Civil Service Association said Monday. The association said the rejection, by more than 700 employees, means the salary negotiations will go to voluntary mediation. The employees also rejected the board's proposal that would have excluded 42 of 83 employee classifications from the bargaining unit. Previously the senior 12-percent of board employees were excluded but the new proposal would have excluded 25 per cent, with all employees above the position of liquor or beer store manager remaining outside the bargaining unit. BAD BOOZE MANILA (AP) - Officials said three inmates at the national penitentiary died and at least 10 were taken to hospital after drinking "self-concocted liquor" made from hair lotion and smuggled sleeping tablets. LABOR SAVER DRILL FILLER AND AUGER  Gas # Electric # Hydraulic 0 New Sizes % Quality Guaranteed We will ac<�pt larlty at $1.00 per bushel on present stocks onlyl GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All main highways in the Lethbridge district are plowed and plowing is in progress on the shoulders. The wheel tracks in most ureas are starling to bare. Highway 3 - west - has been plowed but is completely snow covered. Highway 1 - Trans Canada Highway - Calgary to Banff is in good winter driving condition. Banff-Golden is plowed and 6anded, few slippery sec- tions. Golden to Revelstoke had 10 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways had some new snow overnight, several slippery sections. Creston-Salmo highway had 12 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Motorists are remined that good snow tires or chains are required when travelling in any mountain area. This includes ski-resort access roads. PORTS OF 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.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.I. 24 hours; Porthul-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain Closed. Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. , ;