The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
M, 1t74 THE UTHMMOOI HMALO t Dateline Alberta Boy drowns near Edmonton EDMONTON (CP) A nine-year-old Australian boy drowned Sunday when a hovercraft-type water vehicle carrying four persons capsized in Lake Wabamun, SO miles west of Edmonton, RCMP said Monday. The body of Mark Jubinville, who with his father was visiting friends in Edmonton, was recovered by divers from the bottom of the lake after the air-cushioned machine overturned. The boy's father and two other occupants of the machine swam to safety on the ice near where the accident took place. Strike action favored EDMONTON (CP) Members of Local 9-666 of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union Monday voted in favor of strike action to back contract demands with Canadian Industries Ltd. A union spokesman said that of the 180 eligible voters, 162 approved strike action while seven voted against. However, no strike date was set pending the outcome of further negotiations scheduled to take place Wednesday. Beef-price move rapped INNISFAIL (CP) Any plan to stabilize beef prices would be a "vote-getting move" on the part of the government, an official of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association said Monday. Chris Mills of Calgary, the association's secretary manager, told a group of district cattlemen that the association is opposed to any move by government to institute a program to stabilize beef prices. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......43 6 .09 Pincher Creek... 40 15 .11 Medicine Hat 42 1 .03 Grande Prairie -5 -18 .25 Edmonton .......0-23 .09 Banff..........36 16 .38 Calgary..........4 1 .18 Victoria........49 44 Penticton....... 52 37 Prince George 32 .06 Vancouver...... 48 .11 Saskatoon.......-5-13 .08 Regina.......6 -4 .05 Winnipeg........2 -8 .08 Toronto......... 37 30 .06 Montreal 38 30 .18 Halifax.........47 32 .67 New York 55 44 .06 Miami..........80 71 Los Angeles.....67 48 Las Vegas...... 56 31 Phoenix ........64 37 Honolulu .......78 64 Lethbridge Medicine Hat Intermittent snow today with brief Chinook conditions over Lethbridge regions this afternoon. Occasional light snow and drifting snow this evening with winds N15-20, highs near 20 except near 40 in Chinook zone. Lows 5-10 below. Wednesday, snowflurries, highs 10-15 above. Calgary Intermittent snow today decreasing by late afternoon with winds becoming NW15-25 giving heavy drifting, highs five above five below. Lows zero 10 below. Thursday, cloudy with flurries, highs zero-10 below. Columbia Kootenay Cloudy today and Wednesday. A few periods of rain or wet snow in the Kootenay and southern Columbia regions. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness'today with" scattered snows and colder north. Partly cloudy west and south cold with few snowflurries northeast tonight and Wednesday. West of Continental Divide Scattered rain or snow today. Variable cloudiness tonight and Wednesday. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. MILLER HAY MILL Livestock loading FAST EFFICIENT ECONOMICAL with Miller Hay Mill P.T.O. Driven to UM your farm tractor. Available now at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 321-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. Jan. 29. Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, snow covered and slippery increasing towards Medicine Hat. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C. boundary, snow covered throughout with light snow falling in Crowsnest Pass, slippery throughout. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts, light snow with occasional slippery sections. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cardston and Waterton, slippery sections throughout with two inches of loose snow. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, snow covered with slippery sections. Highway 2, north, Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, snow covered with light snow falling, blowing and drifting snow with slippery sections. Highway 2, south, Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway, snow covered and slippery. Highway 23, via Vulcan and High River, covered with compact snow, poor visibility due to blowing and drifting snow. Highway 36, Taber to Brooks, some slippery sections, heavy drifting. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, east, Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, covered with snow, poor visibility, very, slippery. East of Maple Creek, light skiff of snow on road. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, west, Calgary to Banff, blowing snow and very poor visibility, slippery. Banff to Golden, 12 inches of new snow, continuing, drifting and slippery. Golden to Revelstoke, closed, possibility of opening at noon today. Banff-Jasper highway, closed until further notice. eatry: Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alber- opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 hours- Del Bonita 8 a.m. to S p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (GaaMto CMhmn Me bMr carter JIM. 6 wbei Mbataaa WCM M aayNgbt HIM.) Lang: wheat board knows the score OTTAWA (CP) The oper- ation of the Canadian wheat board ensures that this country will never experience a domestic shortage of wheat, a situation now faced by the U.S., Otto Lang, minister responsible for the wheat board said Monday. Mr. Lang, in an interview, said the wheat board is "in- formed about everything that is happening and also in complete control of export commitments. "We really have full knowl- edge at all times as to whether we have exported so much that we should be slowing down or whether we can export more." Mr. Lang emphasized that although some movement of feed grain now is outside the board's pricing, it still is in control of wheat, oats and barley exports "That means the wheat board will have to take what our carryover and production is, subtract what they calculate what they think will likely be our domestic needs and see the balance as available for export." Mr. Lang said that in the U.S., there was "little knowl- edge or control over their ex- ports as against domestic needs." MORE SECURE POSITION The American problem developed because price determined "everything and if foreign buyers came in and bought a lot, in the end the Americans might have to buy it back at a higher price." Mr. Lang said that's the way the open market works It was a matter of judgment. "We're in a far more secure position than that and, of course, the question now is whether any Canadian wheat goes down to the U.S. and I think that is highly specula- tive." Mr. Lang said the wheat board will judge whether a particular offer should be accepted, "but you really can't speculate at this moment whether the price and transportation facilities would be available to make the move." The minister said the U.S. has some philosophic resistance to establishing a wheat board-type operation and "I appreciate how useful it is to have our type of system where there is full knowledge." Ottawa should Manitoba False imprisonment not have to foot the bill TORONTO (CP) Finance Minister John Turner says the federal government should not bear the full cost of subsidizing eastern oil prices, or raise equalization payments to provinces to reflect rising oil royalties in Alberta. He told the Canadian Club Monday that it could cost more than billion to cushion eastern consumers against higher prices of imported oil. It would cost another bil- lion if the federal government were to agree to raise equal- ization payments to match higher oil royalties flowing to the Alberta government as a result of higher oil prices. "I don't like a solution requiring the cost of a price shelter and the cost of equalization to be taken out of Energy crisis may benefit Glacier Park GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) The superintendent of Glacier National Park says the energy crisis may work to the benefit of park visitors this summer. 'William Briggle said park officials expect visitors this summer to stay longer, getting away from their automobiles and doing more hiking and bicycle riding. He also noted that for the first time this summer the park will provide a bicycle rental service through its concessions. the pockets of rather than from the pool of revenue that has suddenly become available because of those higher prices." In the text of his speech, re- leased to reporters before delivery, he did not say whether he wants the oil companies or the Alberta government to share the cost of subsidizing eastern consumers. But he reiterated the point he made at a conference of finance ministers last week that he opposes increased equalization payments linked to higher oil prices. TO GET FUNDS Prime Minister Trudeau and the provincial premiers agreed last week that Quebec and the Atlantic provinces would receive federal funds until March 31 to prevent further widening of the price difference between imported and domestic crude oil. But there is still no agree- ment on how subsidies would be financed after March 31, in the period when the price of domestic oil will be permitted to rise. The eastern provinces have been pressing for subsidies as well as increased equalization payments, which go to all provinces except Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. SURPRISE FOR EMBASSY MEXICO CITY (AP) The Chinese Embassy recently subscribed to a 'local new- spaper and found out this week it won a furnished home and a car in the weekly lottery for new subscribers. It was not known what the embassy would do with the prizes. Hawaii motorists line up for gas HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii motorists faced shorter gasoline lines Monday, the first day of a mandatory rationing plan aimed at reducing long lines at island service, stations. Spot checks by reporters and police showed only a few cars in line at most service stations shortly after opening. At some stations motorists still lined up in the early- morning darkness several hours before the stations opened. But these lines were considerably shorter than during the last few weeks. A spokesman for acting Gov. George Ariyoshi said: "We should know by the end of the week whether this plan will work." Officials also are awaiting a decision by federal officials on their request for more gasoline. RATIONING PLAN Under the rationing plan only vehicles with licence plates ending in even numbers and gas tanks one-quarter full or less were serviced Monday. Vehicles with odd-numbered licence plates can fill up Tuesday. The alternate-day plan will be in effect daily except Saturday and Sunday, when no gasoline will be sold except to emergency vehicles. The plan also calls for stations to open at 6 a.m. or earlier, and to close between peak morning and afternoon traffic hours. The rationing applies only to populous Honolulu County, where gasoline lines were as long as two miles last week. The state's other three counties have been exempted because they have developed their own emergency plans. The plan will be in effect for 120 days, but Ariyoshi said he will seek legislative authority to continue it if necessary. Nixon on TV WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon plans to send Congress a lengthy, written report on the administration's domestic policy the same day he makes his state of the union address to a nationally broadcast joint session of the House and Senate, a spokesman said Monday. Gerald Warren said the written document will expand upon the president's 6 p.m. MST Wednesday address. North-south Montana rail route sought HELENA, Mont. (AP) A resolution seeking establishment of a north-south passenger railroad through Montana has advanced to the floor of the State Senate-. Robert McTaggart, public service commissioner, says such a railroad could be one of the great recreational railroads in the country. The resolution seeks rail passenger service from Canada to Mexico, passing through Butte, Helena, Great Falls and Shelby Government officials, railroad officials and railroad workers have expressed support for the measure. cabinet claim rejected shuffled WINNIPEG (CP) Manitoba Premier Ed Schreyer announced a major shift in cabinet responsibilities Monday just four days before the opening of the 1974 session of the legislature. In the shuffle, which had been predicted for several days, Urban Affairs Minister Saul Miller becomes minister of health and social development and Health Minister Rene Toupin takes over the portfolio of tourism, recreation and cultural affairs. Former tourism minister Larry Desjardins, who lost his seat in the legislature in the provincial election last June 28, had resigned from the cabinet last week. The premier announced Monday that Mr. Desjardins has been appointed chairman of the Manitoba Health Services Commission at an annual salary of In addition, Mr. Schreyer said he would personally assume responsibility for the urban affairs post previously held by Mr. Miller. MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) "I'm not said Ed- ward Kanieski after his 000 false-imprisonment claim was rejected. "I want to for- get the past." Kanieski was released in 1972 after spending 20 years in prison on a first-degree murder conviction. 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