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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TUB IETHBRIDCE HERALD Tuesday, July 17, 1973 News in brief Asian king deposed LONDON (CP) A coup has taken place in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Central Asian nation's embassy in Lon- don announced today. The In- dian government radio in New Delhi said King Mohammed Za- hir Shah had been deposed and a republic declared. The 59-year-old monarch was reported in Rome, convalescing from an illness. The embassy spokesman said he understood the coup was bloodless but he had no other details. Contraceptives for pets EDMONTON (CP) A Cali- fornia veterinarian said Mon- day that chemical contracep- tives for dogs and cats are years away and the problem of pet control in the United States is huge. Dr. Wolfgang Jochle, direc- tor of the Veterinary Science Institute of Syntex Research, Paolo Alto, Calif., was speak- ing at the annual convention of the Canadian Veterinary Medi- cal Association during discus- sion of pet control and over- population. He said many pet owners are "horrified" at the thought of taking sex away from their ani- mals. "Many see puppies and kit- tens as substitutes for children not yet planned or for children that" never arrived or that have already departed or as an un- conscious protest about their own exercise in family plan- he said. He said about 13.3 million dogs and cats are destroyed each year in the United States at a cost of million. Ranch to Canadians VANCOUVER (CP) Part of the American owned Gang Ranch in British Columbia's Cariboo district has been sold back to Canadian interests. Dr. Pat Studdert, spokesman for the owners of the ranch, says a sizeable part of the ranch has been sold to a real estate group headed by Neil Harvey of Calgary. He gave no details but other sources said the sale is be- lieved to involve about acres, about 27 per cent of the ranch, which was purchased from Western Canadian Ranch- ing Co. Ltd. in 1948 by Mon- tana Ranchers William Stud- dert and Flcyd Skelton. Police pants cost CALGARY (CP) David Troop, 23, of Montreal, was fined Monday for treating a public disturbance and order- ed to- pay for tearing a policeman's trousers from the waist down to the knee. Court was told Troop was in- toxicated at the Stampede Sa- loon on the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede grounds Satur- day. There was a struggle when a police officer escorted him out and in the process the policeman's trousers want down. Troop pleaded guilty. The prosecutor said restitution for the officer's trousers would be Price powers to Butz WASHINGTON (AP) The House of Representatives qui- etly voted Monday to give Sec- retary of Agriculture Earl Butz vast new power over food prices. By voice vote without debate Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Bone, 77, a director of the Canadian Na- tional Exhibition for the last 30 years, of a stroke while tending his garden in suburban Thorn- hill. Ashley, 81, be- lieved to be the first woman commissioned a United States deputy marsball. Moretti, Italian architect who helped in the Wa- tergate development residential centre in Washington, the Mon- among a small number of con- gressmen on the floor, the House approved an amendment covering both the current 60- day price freeze and any new economic controls in the presi- dent's upcoming Phase 4. treal Stock Exchange Tower and the Olympic Village of the 1960 Rome Olympic Games; of a heart attack. Jennings, 65, former vice-president of the CBC who became the network's first commentator after begin- ning his career with the CBC in 1928. New (Pat) Morin, 65, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize during his news- paper career with The Associ- ated Press. MEN'S WORLD OP SHOES Balance of Women's White Sandals NOW 20% OK Selection of Women's Fashion Boots SHOES Regular to NOW PURSES ALL COLORS SEUCTION OF PURSES EACH PAIR SELECTION OF WOMEN'S DRESS SHOES and SANDALS PAIR BALANCi OF Spring and Summer Stock OH or WOMEN? Sandals and Sandals and Shoes NOW Southern Alberto lusintft Sampler Net Applicable On OPEN .THURSDAY Till 9 P.M. MflRflNJO WORLD OP SHOES 317A STRKT DOWNTOWN Canadian sworn in Sir John SummerfieW, right, Bermuda's chief justice, the oath of office as Canadian-born Sir Edwin (Tod) Leather is sworn in as Bermuda's now gov- ernor at Hamilton, Bermuda. At the ceremony were Ian Kinnear, acting governor until the appointment of Sir Eciwin, Lady Sheila Leather and the two daugh- ters Sara and Hope. No grain policy By DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) Refusing to yield to opposition pressure, Justice Minister Otto Lang said Monday night the government will not announce its feed grains policy until after the July 24-26 western economic conference in Calgary. He told the Commons during a five-hour special debate on the price and supply of feed grams that the delay was de- cided in part because of a re- quest "in very strong lan- guage" from Allan Blakeney, New Democratic Party premier of Saskatchewan. The debate, prompted by an NDP motion that called for ur- gent government action, started at 8 p.m. EDT and went on un- til after 1 a.m., nearly three hours beyond the normal ad- journment time. However, the debate attracted the attention of relatively few MPs. Attendance in the final stages dropped to as low as nine members. There are 264 MPs. Mr. Lang, responsible for the wheat board, said the policy win not be made known until about the end of July. Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said the timing is also complicated by a pledge he made to discuss the issue with provincial agriculture ministers in Charlottetown July 24. COOL GREETING The delay in making the an- nouncement was greeted coolly by spokesmen for all three op- position parties. They said there is growing uncertainty over ieed grain supplies and prices and an urgent need for govern- ment action. Formation of the policy poses lough political problems for the ;overnment, which has already mposed export controls in re- sponse to similar United States action to protect domestic feed supplies and dampen price in- creases. On one hand, it faces the Mflspect of angering western farmers, who stand to gain from rising demand and prices. On the other, it has to cope with growing pressure from eastern livestock and poultry producers, who have seen the price of feed grains, the biggest cost factor in their industry, rise by up to 80 per cent in the last year. In the middle is the Canadian consumer, paying higher and higher meat prices at the super- market. Mr. Whelan said the policy will deal fairly with all regions from coast to coast. It would be more important to the future of Canadian agriculture than the current problem of feed grain supplies. The minister, criticized news media and unnamed critics for generating unnecessary hys- teria over the availability of feed grains. Repeating previous 'assur- ances, he said there is enough protein feed on hand to meet domestic feeds until the end of the crop year. But there could be some regional distribution problems and possibly the need to make, "some adjustments in composition and the level of protein formula feeds." He promised that the policy will provide orderly marketing but he left unclear whether feed Monday rain only a trace Only .01 of an inch of rain, accompanied by a trace of ban, fell on Lethbridge Mon- day evening. Mountain View reported .12 of an inch with Brooks re- porting nearly one-quarter of an of precipitation. At the Lsthbridge Airport there was only a trace of moisture. The Lethbridge weather of- fice reports showers and thundersbowers are expected during this afternoon and evening throughout parts of Southern Alberta. By Wednesday, sunny peri- ods will help the tempera- tures reach the 75 degree range with a drying and warming trend after Wed- nesday. The high today is expected to reach 70 to 75 degrees. i grains will be removed from wheat board control. The board has controlled feed grams since 1949 and western MPs; reacting to speculation that its authority may be less- ened, warned they will oppose any such move. Alf Gleave who prompted the spe- cial debate with a motion urg- ing the government to bring down its feed grains policy as soon as possible, said the entire agriculture industry will suffer if such a move is made. Even eastern producers, who would presumably stand to gain, most, have not. been pressing seriously for so radical a change, he said. No medicare for him Yukon MP faces fine WH1TEHORSE, Y.T, (CP) Erik Nielsen, Progressive Con- servative member of Parlia- ment for the Yukon, was found guilty in magistrate's court in Whitehorse Monday on a charge of failing to register with the Yukon medical care plan. He was fined add was or- dered to pay the fine within two weeks. The maximum penalty is a fine, six months in jail or both. Mr. Nielsen has 30 days in which to lodge an appeal. Deputy Magistrate Gerry Lecovin of Vancouver ruled be was satisfied with a certificate President schedules meetings WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon, feeling improved after a restful night, scheduled decision-making meetings today on his Phase 4 economic pro- gram with Treasury Sscretary George Shultz and Vice-Presi- dent Spiro Agnew. The president and vice-presi- dent have not talked since Nixon entered the Bethesda, Md., Naval Hospital last Thurs- day with viral pneumonia. The administration's new blueprint for wage-price re- straints will be announced later this FRAGRANT NEWS FROM MERLE NORMAN An exciting new fragrance that is deliriously different on everyone. Your body chemistry makes it your own. The MN Fragrance line. A subt'e blend of orangy-crfrus, jasmine and moss. A luscious spray cologne, refreshing spiasn, silken body powder and sachet. Pick up the scent today. Merle Norman Cosmetic Boutique Gifts COLltGE MALI PHONE 378-1525 Nixon had a fever of 99 de- grees during the night but it had returned to normal by morning, the White House said today. Nixon's two principal Water- gate lawyers, Leonard Garment and Fred Burhardt, visited the hospital Monday night. The White House said they did not see Nixon but met with Ziegler and Alexander Haig, White House chief of staff. The president had an hour- long visit Monday night with wife Pat, daughter Tricia Cox, and Florida friend C. B. (Bebe) Rebozo. Afterwards, Mrs. Nixon told reporters: "He's great." He is expected to leavs hospi- tal Thursday or Friday. No rail strike? OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment hopes management and parties in the current rail- way contract dispute will ac- cept federal mediation offers aimed at offsetting a strike threat, Labor Minister John Munro told the Commons Mon- day. Negotiators for non-op- erating railway- employees and their employers now are study- ing conciliation reports, re- leased publicly Saturday. Union leaders have indicated they are preparing for rotating and selective strikes that prob- ably would begin July 24 or 25. Three separate conciliation reports, filed last week by board members, proposed, two year wage increases varying between 13.5 per cent and 21.6 per cent. The company nominee on the board the lower figure while the union representative recommended the higher amount Conciliation Board Chairman Mr. Justice Craig Monroe of the British Columbia Supreme Court suggested a 17-per-cent wage increase. Mr. Munro told MPs Monday that any intervention by the federal government should not come until after the parties have studied the proposals and, in the case of the unions, noti- fied their membership. The minister said he did not think bis personal intervention now would help or would be welcomed. He told Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield that he hopad the parties would be JOHN MUNRO ready to accept mediation help in "a day or so." Prime Minister Trudeau, reply- ing to opposition questions from Mr. Stanfield and Duncan Beattie Moun- said Parliament would have a chance to discuss any strike situation that might arise before the House adjourns for the summer. In Montreal, a spokesman for CP Rail and Canadian National Railways said the companies are studying the board reports to determine the impact of the various recommendations. Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles. Checks Itch Exctefre healing substance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...and repair damaged tissue. A renowned ftscardt instiiuie with a heating substance lias found a unique healingwb- stancc the ability to shrink hemorrhoids painlessly. It re- lieves itching and discomfort in minutes and vp healing of the injured, inflamed tissues. One hemcrrhcidal case his- tory after another reported "'very striving Tarn promptly and gently relieved actual reduction or refraction Shrinking) took place. And improvement was maintained in here clmical observations were continued over a period of many months. Furthermore, thtse tests and obscrvmtkno were made on patients with a wide variety of hcmorrnoidal tions. All this was accomplished Pync) which quickly helps heal injured cells and growth of new tissue. Bio-Dyne is offered in ointment and supposi- tory form called Preparation H. In addition to actually shrinV- inj hemorrhoids. Preparation H lubricates and maVcs climmi- tipn painful. Tt helps prevent infection which is a stated cause of hcmorrhoidj. Just your drujsgut for Preparation H Supposiiorxs or Preparation H Ointment (with a special Satisfaction or your money refunded. Preparation presented by the Crown that Mr. Nielsen had failed to regis- ter for the plan. Former Whitehorse mayor Bert Wybrew was found not guilty on a similar charge. He said he bad received a double- registered letter in April asking him to register for the plan. He said be filled out a form that came with the letter and mailed it. Mr. Wybrew said he had set aside premium payments for the plan but had not sent them to plan administrator as no bill had been sent to his place of employment. Medical care administrator Thomas Duncan testified he could 'find no record of Mr. Wy- brew ever registering for the plan. Magistrate Lecovin ruled there was no obligation on Mr. Wybrew's part to ensure that the registration form was deli- vered after he had mailed the document. Meanwhile, Whitehorse busi- nesswoman Ruby Bell, who pleaded guilty earlier Monday to a similar charge, was to ap- EBI-- NIELSEN pear in court today for sentenc- ing. Territorial Councillor Kenneth McKinnon's case has been ad- journed for one to aHow him time to prepare his own de- fence. The charges aginst the four were laid last May. Judicial recounts set WINNIPEG (CP) Dates for judicial recounts for three constituencies that were close- ly contested in the June 28 election were set Monday. The recounts for Wolseley, Crescentwood and Gimli con- stituencies will all bs con- ducted later this month by Win- nipeg County Court judges. A recount of ballots cast In Wolseley constituency, where only last week. Murdock Mac- Kay of the NDP was declared winner over Liberal leader Izzy Asper, will take place July 24. Judge C. Irving Keith will conduct the recount. Judgs Benjamin Hewak will conduct the recount July 26 for Crescentwood constituency, where Harvey Patterson of the NDP was leading Conservative Lawrie Pollard by 48 ballots Mowing the counting of hos- pital ballots. Victim improves A 51-year-old Lethbridge man is in fairly good condi- tion today in Lethbridge Mu- nicipal Hospital after receiv- ing serious injuries in a head- on collision near Stirling July 6. Joe Magistad was a passen- ger in a vehicle driven by Joe Kaytor, 34, of Begin a, which was in collision' on Highway 4 with a vehicle' driven by Glenn David Smith, 21, of Coutts. Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNSET H LPre Lethbridgte .......76 54 Pincher Creek 78 48 .03 Medicine Hat 77 .06 Edmonton.......70 50 Grande Prairie 65 45 .09 Banff ..-........77 ,42 .13 Calgary.........69 49 .10 Victoria......... 75 52 Prince George 72 "40 Kamloops.......88 64 Vancouver......70 57 Saskatoon....... 73 49 .02 78 48 Winnipeg........80 53 Toronto..........78 51 Ottawa...... 77 55 Montreal........76 53 St. John's........78 Charlottetown .74 Predericton 79 Chicago.........80 58 New York.......81 66 Miami..........89 76 Los Angeles......80 62 Phoenix......... 99 77 88 64 Paris...........66 55 London..........63 57 Berlin 75 54 Amsterdam 61 57 81 57 Stockholm....... 73 63 Tokyo.......... 93 77 Honolulu........ 88 73 Mexico City......79 54 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Showers or thunettershow- ers this morning and again late this afternoon and eve- ning. Highs 70-75. Lows near 50. A few sunny periods nesday. Highs near 75. Calgary Isolated showers ending this morning. Showers with a risk of a thundersbower late this afternoon and evening. Highs 65-70. Lows 45-50. Sunny periods Wednesday, highs 75. Coiumbia-Kootenay Today sunny with afternoon and evening cloudy periods and few showers or isolated thun- der-showers. Wednesday sunny and warm. Highs both days in the eighties. Lows tonight 45 to 50 in the north and near 55 in the south. DARF WHEEL RAKE For Clean Raking On Rough or Smooth Terrain THE WHEEL RAKE DOES THE JOB! SOLD BY GENERAL FARM SUPPUES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 321-1141 OFTKIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway I reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways art in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 to 5 P.BJ.; Camay 6 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.tn.; Coutts 34 hours; Del Bonita 8 am, to 9 p.m.; Qagsgate 24 boors; PortHO Ryfccrts 8 a.m. to midnight; WOd Horse 8 a.m. to S p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Open L RooseriOe 8 a.m, to midnight. ;