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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BUNNV FOMCAST HIGH SATURUV NEAR 10 AIOVI. The LetHbrutoe Herald VOL. LXV No. 40 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Study shows spending patterns By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (OP) Canadians in the less wealthy .provinces spend about the same proportion of their in- come on wine, women and song as do those in the richer regions. A study ol family spending patterns in 1969 shows, in fact, that spending on entertainment, alcoholic bev- erages and smoking took a larger part of the family income in Newfoundland than elsewhere in the country. But another of the so-called have-not provinces, New Brunswick, recorded (he lowest proportion of such spending. The study, undertaken early in 1970 by Statistics Canada, covered all family spending in 1969, including tingle persons. For'the country as a whole, with its 5.8 million families, average net income before taxes was D26.50. Incomes ranged from an average of In New Brunswick to a high, of in Ontario. The survey showed once again that families with lower average income spend a much higher proportion of their money on food than do the more affluent. The food basket took more than 26 per cent of the Newfoundlander's income before taxes in 1969. In On- tario, B.C. and Alberta, food took roughly 17.5 per cent of total family spending. Shelter costs consumed roughly the same propor- tion of family income across the country, 14 to 16.5 per cent, but shelter expenses were unusually low in Newfoundland, where the figure dropped to 13.3 per cent. Statistics Canada said this apparently reflected the fact that a higher proportion of Newfoundlanders own their own homes mortgage-free. Little left over Out 'of the country-wide average family income of just more than 80 per cent was spent on food, shelter, clothing, medical and personal care, and other expenses including education, leaving about 20 per cent for taxes, security savings, and gifts and contributions. But in the Atlantic provinces, average family cur- rent needs took OS to 90 per'cent of family incomes. In Ontario, Manitoba and B.C., they took roughly 79 per cent. A summary of the survey results: All Canada-Average family income 'Cur- rent expenditures amounted to B0.7 per cent, including 18.9 per cent on food, 15.4 per cent on shelter, and 7.3 per cent on recreation, alcohol and smoking. Alberta Average family income Cur- rent expenditures 81.4 per cent, including 17.3-per cent on food, 15.1 per cent on shelter, and 7.2 per cent on entertainment, alcohol and smoking. Manitoba Average family income Cur- rent expenditures 79 per cent, including 188 per cent on food, 15.3 per cent on shelter, and 7.3 per 'cent on entertainment, alcohol and smoking. Saskatchewan Average family income Current expenditures S2.n per cent, including. 19.6 per cent on food, 16.6 per cent on shelter and 7.2 per. cent on entertainment, alcohol and smoking. B.C. Average family income Current expenditures 78.9 per cent, including 17.6 per cent on food, 15.4 per cent on shelter, and 7.6 per cent on entertainment, alcohol and smoking. Newfoundland Average family income Current expenditures 85.9 per cent, including 26.1 per cent on food, 13.3 per cent on shelter, and 8.2 per cent on recreation, alcohol and smoking. P.E.I. Average family income Cur- rent expenditures 89.2 per cent, including 24.1 per cent on food, 15.5 per cent on shelter, and 7.6 per cent on recreation, alcohol and smoking. Nova Scotia Average family Income Current expenditures 85 per cent, including 21.9 per cent on food, 15.4 per cent on shelter, and 7.4 per cent on recreation, alcohol and smoking. New Brunswick Average family income Current expenditures 85.5 per cent, including Z2.6 per cent on food, 14.2 per cent on shelter, and 6.7 per cent on recreation, alcohol and smoking. Quebec Average family income Cur- rent expenditures 82.5 per cent, including 21.3 per cent en food, 15.3 per cent on shelter, and 7.3 per cent on recreation, alcohol and smoking. Ontario Anragt family tacome tt.W7.JO. Cut rent expenditures 79.3 per cent, including 17.5 per cent on food, 15.6 per cent on shelter, and 7.2 per cent on recreation, alcohol and smoking. Dead girl's body frozen in hopes of miracle LOS ANGELES (AP) The father of an eight- year-old Canadian girl who died of a kidney disorder says the body has been frozen in hopes science laler can revive and cure her. "Personally, I have a feeling lhat science will be able to do Guy de la Poterie, 36, of Mon- treal said. His daughter Genevieve died in a private Los An- geles hospital after a two-year illness. "I'm trying to be realistic about this, but I sin- cerely think one day they'll be able to revive lier. Wlicn, I don't said do la Poterie, a drug salesman. When Genevieve died, a medical team stood by lo certify her death. Then experts of the Cryonic So- ciety of California packed her body in ice. The body was taken to a CSC facility In the Los Angeles area" and her blood replaced with dlmenthyl sulphoxlde, a biological preservative. Then Hie body was cooled lo 327 degrees below zero, the temperature of liquid nitrogen. The body now Is stored in a cryogenic vacuum bottle. Cabinet shuffle in the works 'Good Grief! It s fired Tories plan no changes EDMONTON (CP) Pre- mier Peter Lougheed said to- day his Progressive Conserva- tive government does not plan any immediate reworking of Alberta's economic structure. He was replying, at a news conference prior to the opeaing of the party's annual three-day convention, to questions about the campaign leading up to the election last Aug. 30 in which his party upset the 36-year-old Social Credit administration. Critics have said the party misled voters by saying it was the NOW party; people expect- ed major revisions immediately after the election. "The concept of NOW was that it was time for a change in government. NOW was last August. REBUILDING PROGRAM He said the government is planning an economical rebuild- ing program 'in terms of our priorities" which will take be- tween four and eight years to put into practice. He did not elaborate. Asked whether there would be any indication of what his party plans for the upcoming session of the legislature, its first as a govehrment, Mr. Lougheed said he preferred to leiave such "an- nouncements" for the propre occasion the speech from the throne. On the convention, however, he said the resolutions and dis- cussions "will mean some- thing" for a change and he ex- pected "a lot of questions" from the floor about recent policy decisions by the govern- ment. Another objective of the com- vention is to "assure an effi- cient working relationship be- tween the federal and provin- cial wings of the party." Federal leader Robert Stan- field arrived by car from Red Deer Thursday night and is to address the convention tonight. What a difference day makes EDMONTON (CP) What difference a day makes. Albertans woke up today to temperatures ranging to 60 degrees higher than Thurs- day morning. However, they can look forward to some snow shovelling. At International Airport in Edmonton the tempentura today was If degrees com- pared with 45 below Thurs- day. The city temperature was 14 against 34 below zero 24 hours earlier. Red Deer was nine de- grees, 49 degrees higher than Thursday morning. Further south, Calgary's temperature was 15, up from 25 below Thursday. Letnbridge's early morning reading was ]3 de- grees compared with 37 be- low 24 hours earlier. It was snowing today in most regions. Meanwhile, the centra] and eastern prairies continued in a deep freeze with Brandon at 26 below and Winnipeg at 22 below. In Saskatchewan, it was 28 below in Rcgina, 20 below in Moose Jaw and 25 below in Saskatoon. 79 below sero MOSCOW (AP) The tern- peralurc fell to 79.6 degrees below zero Fahrenheit Thurs- day in Yakutsk, northeastern Siberia, Tnss reported. It wns comparatively springlike in Moscow four below. By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The most exten- sive government shuffle of Prime Minister Trudeau's ad- ministration It expected to be announced any day. It could come today. The Herald has learned that one of the surprise moves in the shuffle could be a switch for External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp. Mr. Sharp is likely to take on the job of act- ing prime minister. Industry Minister Jean-Luc Pepin is expected to take on Mr. Sharp's external affairs portfolio. As expected Finance Minister Edgar Benson has told Mr. Trudeau that he wants to give up his portfolio. However, Mr. Benson may still stay in the cabinet, but he will take on a much lighter portfolio. Nobody really knows who will take on Mr. Benson's port- folio. It has been reported that Calgary MP Pat Mahoney par- liamentary secretary to Mr. Benson is in line for the job. Also mentioned for the job of finance minister has been Mr. Sharp himself. LA ING BOWS OUT Other changes mentioned in- cluded one of Housing Minister Robert Andras. He could be- come minister of national de- fence, replacing Donald Mac- donald. Definitely out of the cabinet is Public Works Minister Ar- thur Laing. The Vancouver MP has announced he is definitely not going to run in the next election, expected sometime this year. Energy Minister Joe Greene is expected to remain in the cabinet. Mr. Greene has re- cently suffered a stroke, and has a history of heart trouble. However, although Mr. Tru- deau has suggested that Mr. Greene quit politics, the energy minister wants to stay. Manpower and Immigration Minister Otto Lang, also minis- ter responsible for the Cana- dian wheat board, could be in for some changes. Mr. Lang who has been acting energy minister, could possibly b e named to this position full time if Mr. Greene was kept in the cabinet but given a less stre- nous prottolio. Nobody knows what is going to happen to Transport Minis- ter Don Jamieson. Mr. Jamie- son, who still has his eye on some day becoming prime min- ister, is a tremendously popu- lar man in the cabinet. Regional Economic Expan- sion Minister Jean Marchand will not run again, claim re- ports. Mr. Marchand's health is not good. The minister is one of the closest to Mr. Trudeau, so even if Mr. Marchand want- ed to quit politics Mr. Trudeau would be likely to attempt to persuade him to stay on. A couple of ministers not likely to even change are Con- sumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford and Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey. Indian Affairs Minister Jean after Mr. Trudeau. On a per- sonal basis Mr. Latoodc is ilia the man closest to the prime minister. Planes fly strike as again ends BREATH OF LIFE Aided by the light of surrounding flashlights, an unidenlified fireman attempts resuscitation on a man who suffered smoke inhalation during a five- alarm fire which broke out in a midtown Montreal office building. The victim's condition is not known. Fire bug on loose in Montreal area MONTREAL (CP) A fire in a downtown office building Thursday killed four persons and sent 13 others to hospital and police say the fire may have been started by an arson- ist. About 250 people were res- cued by firemen on aerial lad- ders and platforms in the rush- hour blaze at the 10-storey head- quarters of Canadian Liquid Air. Heavy traffic at Drum-, mond and Sherbrooke streets and near-zero temperatures hampered firemen trying to quell the fire and rescue office workers who smashed windows with chairs and bare fists. Police spokesman Lieut. Larry Levis said investigators had not established the cause of the fire but arson was a prime suspicion. "There have been 20 fires in the last 15 days in the area bounded by Guy, Peel, Sher- brooke and St. Catharine streets, always between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m." Det.-Sgt. Theo Poitras said there is a "50-50 chance" t h e fire was set deliberately in a heap of paper and garbage on the second floor. Police identified two of the victims as Leopold Charlier, 40, and Arnold Leslie, 47, both of Montreal. The other two vic- tims, both women, were difficult to identify because of extremely severe burns. Meanwhile, a small bomb made of gunpowder exploded at the rear of the La Presse building early today, shatter- ing about 30 windows on lower floors and in a nearby office building. The small charge was plant- ed, near two propane tanks behind the St. James Street building which has been locked since Oct. 27 when the newspa- per, suspended publication in the'midst of a labor dispute. Company advised persons tion officials want Housing Min- ister Andras to take over Mr. i f. m Chretiens portfolio. to sluft assets to Alberta It is not known if Agriculture Minister Bud Olson is in for a change. Mr. Olson has done a HALIFAX (CP) Montreal Trust Co. is advising persons capable, if not outstanding job as agriculture minister. It is possible he could take on Buuttl chntt of minister re- sponsible to ttie wheat board. One man who will definitely be made a cabinet minister if he decides lo run for a seat in parliament in the coming elec- tion is Mr. Trudeau's executive secretary Marc Lalonde. Mr. Lalonde is to be the second most influential man in Ottawa living outside Canada to shift asscLs in Nova Scotia to Al- herti, D. A. Mercer, a company assistant vice-president, said Thursday night. The advice was being given in view of the. decision by the Nova Scotia government to in- troduce succession duties and gift taxes. Alberta does not have such taxes and has not planned any. Mr. Mercer said he was con- cerned about the situation in Nova Scotia. "We think we have a succes- rion duty tax in Nova Scotia, but it's not really he said. "I hope we can get these things clarified and have some an- swers soon." Until legislation was passed or the situation clarified, the company had a duty to advise clients to shift assets to Alber- ta, Mr. Mercer said. OTTAWA (CP) Full airline schedules are expected to be in .effect by midnight following Thursday's agreement by air traffic controllers lo end their 11-day strike, even though they still are without a contract. Rather than continue a walk- The big rush is on By THE CANADIAN PRESS The offices of national and regional airlinss throughout Western Canada braced today for an expected flood of pas- sengers and information-seek- ers as air traffic- controllers ended anil- day nationwide strike. Air Canada, CP Air, Pacific Western Airlines and Transair Ltd. Higlils serving points be- tween Victoria and Winnipeg were expected to be back onto a normal schedule by Monday at the latest. In tlie meantime, airline offi- cials faced the threat of jammed terminals and switchboards as travellers tried to make up de- layed travel plans. Some of- fices reported they already have cut off thousands of call- ers becasue their staffs couldn't cope with the traffic. Air Canada expected initially to have about 14 flights opera- tional out of Vancouver and Victoria, including DC-9 and Viscount services. Air Canada asked the travel- ling public to contact local re- nervations offices for flight in- formation as the number of flights will be increased as op- erational factors permit. CP Air promised service to- day en most of its domestic and international routes with the exceptions of the Orient and Spain which will not be served until Sunday and Monday. CRANBROOK SERVICE Pacific Western Airlines got back into .the air with an a.m. pst departure from Van- couver for Kelowna, Cranbrook, Calgary and Edmonton. All flights thereafter departing Vancouver will operate on nor- mal schedules. The first Air Canda flight de- parting from Edmonton today left for Vancouver at 10 a.m. MST and another flight left for the East at p.m. MST. The first PWA flight out of Edmonton was flight 774, leav- ing at p.m. MST for Cal- gary. All airbus flights and westbound flights to British Columbia thereafter will oper- ate on normal schedules. PWA passenger service to norther points from Edmonton will commence Saturday morn- ing. I Seen and heard About town 1VEW FATHER AI so excited about his baby daughter that he forgot to kiss wife Wendy goodbye Julius Moltzahn dusting off the trophies in prepara- tion of the annual fish and game awards night and hop- ing to come away with his share. out that appeared to be growing increasingly unpopular, the con- trollers have decided lo put their trust in mediator Noel Hall of Vancouver. The end of the strike was an- nounced after the federal treas- ury board snapped up a pro- posal by Ihe Canadian Air Traf- fic Control Association that Dr. Hall be appointed as an arbitra- tor to settle the unresolved is- sues of salaries and hours of work. The union executive issued a call lor the controllers to return to their posts for the morning shifts. Spokesmen for both the gov- ernment and the union showed obvious relief that at last a way had been found to end the strike which grounded all scheduled air traffic in Canada for the duration. AGREEMENT A RELIEF "It's a. relief to everyone." union president J. R. Campbell. said at the end of a seven-hour bargaining session. "I certainly think its in the best interests of the country." Transport Minister Don Jamieson and Treasury Board President C. M. Drury also seemed delighted at a news con- ference later. Mr. Drury said the strike had shown (he controllers that "this kind of combat is unsuccessful." Arbitration has always been favored by the government as a means for settling disputes and the outcome of the strike would strengthen its argument, he said. The controllers are guaran- teed a raise of at least 17.4 per cent over 27 months, the in- crease established in the tenta- tive contract which they re- jected in voting at the beginning of the week. They now earn up to a year, with supervisors receiving Dr. Hall will be free to 'add to that figure as be sees fit but in practice the ceiling on tbs award is likely to be the 21-per- cent raise which the union indi- cated it would accept, DEADLINE SET The award is to be handed down no later ffiat March 17. In the meantime, Dr. HaU will have to consider union argu- ments that controllers deserve extra pay because of the stress involved in their work. A counter-consideration may be the claim by treasury board that their salaries have in- creased by 58 per cent since 1966, compared with 36 per cent for other workers in the public service. Also to be established Is possible reduction in the 36-hour work week of controllers. Postponed Jasper meet on again OTTAWA (CP) A federal, provincial finance ministers conference, postponed earlier in the week because of the air con- trollers strike, has been res- cheduled for next Monday and Tuesday in Jasper, Alia., the finance department said today. Delegates are expected to as- semble in Edmonton by air Sun- day and travel to Jasper aboard a special train as originally planned by the Alberta govern- ment. Finance Minister E. J. Benson and federal finnace department officials will discuss unemploy- ment and the current economic outlook with their provincial counterparts. Abortion ruling favors husband, fetus OTTAWA (CP) An injunc- tion was issued this week re- straining a woman from having an abortion. It was issued on behalf of her husband and the "infant the unborn child. Mr. Justice A. H. Lieff of the Ontario Supreme Court issued Hie injunction Tuesday and con- tinued it Wednesday. The Canadian Press erro- neously reported Thursday that an injunction Issued agamst the woman and two doctors Wednesday was permanent. The justice specified that tha names of the couple not be mndo public. The woman, mother, of four children, is 16 weeks prefuuiL. Al one time this month it was agreed by a committee of the Riverside Hospital that the woman should undergo an abor- tion this week. The husband got a temporary injunction Tuesday preventing his wife, two doctors and the hospital from conducting the abortion. The court was told Wednesday that the hospital and the doctors had dropped out of the matter and thus Ihe abortion would not take place. The Injunction the doctors and the hospital vis dropped but the matter of the wife was adjourned. The injunction ngalnsl her was continued tad could brought up in court again on two days notice. The abortion was recom- mended early last month by Dr. Andrew Fuzi, who the husband said had warned that continued pregnancy would risk the life of the mother and might result in the birth of an abnormal baby. The husband told the court ho agreed to Dr. Fuzi's suggestion to take his wife lo New York for the abortion. But the fad that he was a French citizen raised complications about entry into UnU.S. Instead the husband look wife to Dr. Bernard Laramec of Montreal, her former physician. Dr. Laramee prescribed medi- Mi two BKntbi rest. The husband's deposition lo the court said Dr. Fuzi was "fu- rious" on learning this and per- suaded the woman to see Dr. John Andrews, an obstetrician at the hospital. The Riverside Hospilal thera- peutic abortion committee ap- proved an abortion. The hus- band said Dr. Andrews told him the decision was based on "principles of a philosophic order." Dr. J. F. Conklin, a gynaecol- ogist, told Ihe court in his opinion there were no therapeu- tic reasons for the abortion. David Dchler, lawyer for the husband, said Thursday the wile is not upset about tin nutter. "She's happy as he said. "She'll have the child." He said the injunction is the first such in Canada. "A solicitor in New York told me it may be the first in North America." He said a key aspect of tha Injunction is the use of the term "infant plaintiff." It was conceivable now that even when both parents and a hospital commlllec approved an abortion, a third party could prevent Ihe act on behalf of fetus. "The next step is lo have a guardian appointed for all un- born children in uld, ;