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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, July 15, 1971 New bid to get Peking UN seat to be sought UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) - Sponsors of a new bid to seat Communist China in the United Nations and expel the Taiwan-based Chinese Nationalists were expected to submit their formal proposal today for tbo General Assembly agenda. They approved the text of the document, including an explanatory memorandum and draft resolution, Tuesday. Only technical details, including the reproduction of material and obtaining delegates' signatures, held up presentation. OUTDOOR PLUMBING-These his-and-her facilities were installed recently on the front lawn of an Edmonton apartment building, indicating clearly the landlord is "plugged in" to the needs of tenants four-legged companions. The signs, appropriately, are In pink and blue. The dummy plugs are connected to the high-rise entrance by cement walks-and do a brisk stand-up business. Alberta may experiment 'glassphalt' road idea EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta may decide to experiment with "glassphalt" road construction, Highways Minister Gordon Taylor said Wednesday. Alberta is watching Ontario's experiments in replacing gravel with crushed glass in asphalt surfacing the minister said. Alberta had delayed its testing because the method now costs 2Vz to three times that of normal asphalt surfacing. The province's Beverage Containers Act whicl; requires a Help jobless LONDON (Reuter) - In a move to cut Britain's 724,000 unemployment total, the government announced Thursday a two-year, $240 million development plan for regions where the jobless rate is especially high. CARPET and UNO (Complete InstallafionsD J Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House of th� South" two-cent deposit on all soft drink containers comes into effect Jan. 1. The act was passed at the last session of the legislature to contain the litter problem caused by throwaway bottles. in depots as a result of the legislation, possibly half the cost of the now-expensive "glassphalt" could be eliminated and grinding them into a gravel-like base could be "an excellent method of recycling," With bottles being gathered the minister said. Mr. Taylor said there still would be questions to answer, such as whether "glassphalt" gives a longer life or better service and whether there is any effect on tires. Wesley Black, British Columbia highways minister and president of the Canadian Roads and Transport Association, said the organization is establishing a technical advisory committee to look into the process. Mr. Black was in Edmonton Wednesday at the start of a cross-country series of meetings with highways ministers as CRTA president. Informed sources said this procedure should be completed today. July 21 is the deadline for the submission of the first lot of items for the provisional agenda of the 26th assembly, which opens Sept. 21. In many years of debate on the Chinese representation question in the UN, supporters of Peking's entry never have laid their cards on the table so early. Their timing this year was linked in some quarters to the Chinese communists' wish to make it plain that, regardless of "ping-pong diplomacy," China is not waiting cap in hand to enter the United Nations at any price. On the contrary, informants said, Peking has passed word that there must be no deals and that Taiwan's ouster from the UN is a necessary precondition for Peking's entry. REVIEWING STRATEGY The United States, which is expected soon to complete its review of strategy on the issue, is reported to be coming around to a "two Chinas" policy. This would give seats to both Peking and Taipei. A number of states that favor Peking's admission are reluctant to see the Nationalists expelled, but many diplomats believe there may be no choice, because neither China accepts the "two Chinas" thesis. The resolution that Albania, Algeria and 16 other states have prepared this year calls for the admission of Peking also as a permanent member, with right of veto, to the Security Council, where the Nationalists have sat since the UN was created. Otherwise, there is no substantive change in the text of the proposal compared with last year. In previous years, it was implicit that Peking would get the permanent council seat, along with a place in every other UN body. Secretary-General U Thant said Wednesday he still believes the representation question will not be solved before 1972, but many delegates are optimistic that Peking will get in this year. Thousands flee as eartlifuake shakes Italy BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuter) - A strong earth tremor shook northern Italy today and sent thousands fleeing from their homes in a pre-dawn panic in which two persons died of heart attacks. Damage to buildings was reported to be light, but several persons were taken to hospital aftei being hurt in the rush to the countryside. Cars were hit by falling masonry and streets were sealed off by the authorities in some towns as walls threatened to collapse. A number of ancient churches in small towns were shut after large cracks appeared in their walls. Alberta loses gas argument BEAUTIFUL AN UNEMPLOYED - Lovely meter maids Maria Mammoliti, left, and Penny Collier go about their business of tagging vehicles with tickets In Guelph, Ont., but it is just until Friday. The two have been given their pink slips by city engineer William Taylor because they "cannot perform to our requirements for a meter maid." The two say the real reason they have been fired is because they are too young and too pretty. Government reacts quickly to horse disease outbreak OTTAWA (CP)-The agriculture department responded to an outbreak of a deadly horse disease in Texas by announcing today stringent regulations governing the importation of horses and other equines into Canada from the United States. The disease, Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis, or VEE, has affected hundreds of horses in two Texas counties and officials fear that as many as 14,500 horses may be killed off in the next two months. VEE, which affects horses much like sleeping sickness, also can be transmitted to humans. Thirty-four persons in Texas are in hospital with the flu-like human symptoms of the disease, which is carried by mosquitoes and other biting flies. Dr. Ken Wells, veterinary director-general in the agriculture department, said in an interview that, effective immediately, all horses, mules, donkeys and asses coming into Canada from the U.S. must be accompanied by a government certificate. The certificate must state that the animal in question has been inspected within the last seven days and found free of any infectious or contagious disease. The animal must be known to have been free of any contact with a diseased animal, and cannot have come from an area where a VEE quarantine is in effect. The entire state of Texas has been declared a quarantine area in hopes of restricting the movement of the disease from other parts of the U.S. In addition, no equine coming into Canada from the U.S. can come from any . Mnt where VEE has been diagnosed within a radius of 20 miles within the last 60 days. Finally, if an animal has been vaccinated against the disease, it must undergo a 60-day waiting period before entering Canada. The live-virus va<"cine used to prevent the disease may itself spread the disease before the animal builds up immunity. "We've had no evidence of the disease in Canada," Dr. Wells said. At the first sign of an out break here, further action would be taken. In addition to a vaccination program and the quarantine in effect in Texas, a pesticide spraying program is being car ried out to control VEE-carry-ing mosquitoes. Pope warns RCs on new liberties VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul and his secretary of state, Jean Cardinal VilJot, issued separate warnings Wednesday against allowing new liberties Prince Igor has no taste. Prince Igor is vodka. Pure vodka. Without a flicker of taste or color or scent. A prince of a vodka. Have the Prince over tonight  � Big layoffs loom for railwaymen WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States railway industry says it will introduce work rules resulting in thousands of layoffs if two railways are strikebound Friday. The United Transportation Union has said it will strike against the Union Pacific and the Southern Railway at 6 a.m. EDT Friday and the Southern Pacific, the Norfolk and Western and the Chicago and Northwestern July 23. Stephen Ailes, president of the Association of American Railroads, said Wednesday that because of interline switching of cargoes, the walkout's effect would be substantial. "It is not much different than if we had a nationwide strike," he said. Chief issue is work rule changes recommended by a presidential emergency board to balance a recommendation for a 42-per-cent wage increase for four unions. One change would end a re-quirement that crews be changed every 100 miles of train travel. A separate union, the engineers, accepted the changes, but the UTU, representing remaining firemen and all brake-men and conductors, announced the strike. The industry said that when the "whipsaw" strike starts, every work rule change it wants will be implemented on all lines. granted Roman Catholics to lapse into licences to do whatever they please. The 73-year-old pontiff made his warning in a speech to Romans and tourists in the new Vatican audience hall, one day before his scheduled departure for the papal summer home at Castel Gandolfo. The address was one of Pope Paul's strongest in months. It confronted directly something that the Pope has hinted in other speeches in his eight-year reign: the bypassing of guidelines for reform of church doctrine and moral law laid down by the ecumenical council called by the pontiff's predecessor, Pope John. "How can one explain the trend, so often pronounced in our days, to interpret the council as a 'liberation' from moral obligations that Christian custom has always considered as grave and binding?" Pope Paul asked. TIMES DIFFICULT "We are in period of truly bad moral lassitude, which goes against the correct interpretation of true human and Christian meaning.- In the place of honesty and duty, there often is substituted the idea of instincts and of 'everything goes.' " Cardinal Villot told a journalists meeting that "there is a place in the church for public opinion." But, speaking on behalf of Pope Paul, he drew a line beyond which it is not permissible for Catholics to go on differing with church teachings. If a Catholic "finds himself before opinions that challenge the integrity of dogma and moral principles, he is bound to recognize that he is no longer dealing with that sort of public opinion the church needs to foster dialogue among its members." Persons holding such opinions in conflict with the church may exclude themselves from its fold, he. added. - ^ , OTTAWA (CP) - The Alberta government and would-be. exporters of Alberta gas clashed today with Ontario gas utilities and the Ontario government at National Energy Board hearings into Canadian gas requirements. The Albertans lost, as hearing chairman N. J. Stewart dismissed a motion to have the mation on large industrial gas utilities disclose detailed infor-contracts. R. J. Gibbs, representing the Alberta government, moved that three Ontario utilities and Gaz Metropolitairi Inc. of Quebec he required to produce copies of all industrial contracts In excess of five billion cubic feet of gas a year, in particular contracts to supply gas to Ontario Hydro. The board began hearing evidence Tuesday on Canadian gas requirements. Applications for export to the United States of 2.7 trillion cubic feet of gas will be judged on the basis of Canadian gas reserves and requirements. The needs of Ontario, the province which consumes the most gas, have come under close examination. Representation of the export applicants have paid particular attention to estimates of. how much fas Loan rebate for students approved EDMONTON (CP) - Some students can have up to 25 per cent of their government loans forgiven under regulations approved by the Alberta cabinet and announced Wednesday. To qualify for the maximum rebate, a student will have to satisfy the Student Assistance Board that he is needy and that he vill live in the province for five years after he quits school. Students eligible to apply for the rebate are those at any post - secondary level, adult high school students and persons at vocational schools. The loan is forgiven annually for five years at the rate of five per cent of the principal owing at the end of the stu-dnt's study term. Those defaulting on payments would lose their rebate to the finance company. should be set aside for Ontario Hydro generating plants. J. H. Laycraft, representing one of the applicants, Consolidated Natural Gas Ltd., supported the Alberta motion. Mr. Laycraft said the board in 1970 reserved 2.45 trillion cubic feet for Ontario power generation but the amount actually needed may be only 900 billion cubic feet. Details of specific contracts, including prices, are necessary to assess the utilities' estimates of their needs, he said. "Clear principles of natural justice entitle us to test these contracts." V. F. S. McAuley, representing the Ontario government, opposed the motion. He said it would upset Ontario's system for regulating gas prices. Henry J. Knowles, representing Consumers' Gas Co., said the motion would have an adverse effect on his client's "negotiating posture." J. W. S. McOuat, representing Union Gas Co. of Canada, said his firm would provide "salient particulars on an anonymous basis" for contracts, but did not want to provide contract prices. Peter F. Scully, for Northern and Central Gas Corp., said revealing prices and specific contract details "would be extremely detrimental to our business." Charles Gonthier, for Gaz Me-fcropolit'ain, said Canadian gas requirements are not determined by the amounts of gas now under contract. After the motion was dismissed, Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Laycraft cross-examined Ronald S. Lougheed of Toronto, a witness for Consumers' Gas. Mr. Lougheed said Consumers' estimates 60 billion cubic feet of gas a year will be needed for the R. L. Hearn Ontario Hydro generating station. Ontario Hydro was only committed to take 49.4 billion but could put a demand of 65.9 billion on Consumers, he said. He said he could see no reason to believe the Hearn station would not continue to take 60 billion cubic feet a year after the 10-year contract expires in 1981. Mr. Laycraft suggested that the station may only be used two months of the year after 1981. Mr. Lougheed said that Is a possibility but it could also operate 12 months a year after 1981. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE r"'"- ��� Weather and road report 7Q ABOVE lO'OO * ^ ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE FRIDAY 4:41 SUNSET 8:33 Lethbridge____ Pincher Creek , Medicine Hat .. Edmonton .. Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary ... ... Cranbrook ... . Victoria ...... Penticton..... Prince George . Kamloops .. .. Vancouver ... . Saskatoon..... Regina ... ... . Winnipeg...... Toronto.....,v Ottawa....... .. . 76 56 .02 .. . 63 47 .. . . 63 55 .02 ... . 65 50 .17 ... 63 58 .. Montreal ... . St. John's .. Halifax....., Charlottetown Fredericton .. New York....... 83 66 .. Miami......... .87 79 .. Las Vegas...... 113 84 FORECAST: LETHBRIDGE - MEDICINE HAT - Today: Sunny and warm. Lows 50-55. Friday: Sunny except for one or two afternoon and evening thunder-shower!!. Highs In the mid 80s. CALGARY - Today: Sunny and warm. Lows 50-55. Friday: Sunny except for one or two afternoon and evening thunder-showers. Highs in the mid 80s. COLUMBIA - KOOTENAY - Today and Friday: Sunny and warm. Highs about 90. Lows tonight in 50s. EARLY BUYER DISCOUNTS on Allis-Cholmers Gleaner Combines (Models "F" and "G") INTEREST FREE FINANCE PLAN WHEAT OR BARLEY IN TRADE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY P.O. BOX 1202 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL A5 AT fl:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A All highways in the Leth-1 dry and in good driving condi-bridge District are bare and'tion. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST; Del Bon.ta 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wildhorse, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Logan Pass open 24 hours daily, ^-------------- ~" - --------- ' ;