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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tueiday, July II, 1970------------------------------------------------ New School Accounting Keeps Tab On Dollars CALGARY (CP) A pilot project to improve accounting systems of Alberta school boards and force them to jus- tify some educational pro- grams was announced Monday by Education Minister Robert Clark. The project, Planning-Pro- grammtng Budgeting Eval- uating-System, is slaUxl for 10 schools in the 1971 fiscal year. Mr. Clark earlier said the department would have to take a closer look at spending dur- ing the 1970s and innovative and alternative programs. Hangs Himself In Jail Cell GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) RCMP said today that a man found dead in a cell at police headquarters Sunday hanged himself. Philip O'Brien Matkin, 25, of Grande Prairie bad been ar- rested at Lake Saskatoon Pro- vincial Park Sunday and charg- ed with, obstructing a police of- ficer, creating a disturbance and illegal possession of liquor. Morningside Man Killed MORNINGSIDE (CP) Thomas Sommars, 60, of the Momingside district died as a result of injuries he suffered when thrown from his horse on his farm, 65 miles south of Ed- monton. W. R. Duke, a former high school inspector who will head the program, said its objec- tives are the standardization of accounting manuals and es- tablishment of data banks which will show school boards exactly where the money is go- ing and what results are achieved. Fighting Rages Near Capital PHNOM PENH (AP) A broad crescent of Communist attacks developed Monday south and west of Phnom Penh, with some fighting reported only 19 miles from the Cambodian Capi- tal. In tlie most serious attack, Communist troops overwhelmed a government garrison at the outpost town of Srang, 32 miles southwest of Phnom Penh. They also were threatening the rural commercial town of Tram Khnar, about five miles to the east. It is believed the North Viet- namese and Viet Cong launched the attacks from nearby moun- tains in search of food. There were large rice stores in Srang and more food at Tram Khnar. The Communist attacks came on the 16th anniversary of the Geneva agreements on Indo- :hina, which established the in- dependence of Laos and Cam- jodia and partitioned Vietnam. TROOPS LEAVE Anniversary broadcasts by he North Vietnamese and Viet Jong vowed to defeat the United States. A statement by the North Vietnamese foreign niin' istry asserted the peoples of Vietnam will strengthen solidar- ity with Laos and Cambodia. The South Vietnamese mili- tary command announced that it has withdrawn troops from eastern Cambodia north of the provincial capital of Svay Rieng, leaving South Viet- namese troops still operating across the frontier, compared with a peak of in late May. The U.S. command announced that its troop strength in South Vietnam dropped to last week, the lowest since January, 1967. President Nixon's fourth- phase, troop with- drawal, scheduled to be com- pleted by mid-October, will re- duce authorize d American strength to ESTABLISH RELATIONS BERN Swiss gov- ernment announced Monday it has established full diplomatic relations with Albania. Argue: Seek Opinion OTTAWA H a z e n Argue wan) called on the governmen! today to seek "grass-roots farm opinion" in planning its 1971 ag- ricultural program. In no circumstances, he said in a statement, should there be any lowering of initial prices for grain in the new crop year. Senator Argue said that' any further lowering of initial prices would be n "cruel and uncons- cionable blow." Further deterio- ration in agricultural income must be halted, the statement said. He suggested that a question- naire be sent to every Prairie farm producer to seek opinions on proposed policies. Public meetings should also be held this fall to gain the necessary grass-roots opinions. The statement said the pro- posals prepared by the special study group on agriculture' are unacceptable. "This far-ranging controver- sial report was hurriedly pro- duced without any consultation with work of a mlf dozen academics conceived without benefit of grass-roots opinion." "I suggest that now is the time for Western Canada to speak with a united Sen- ator Argue said. In any agricultural .policy, said the statement, there should >e no further lowering of in- come, a basic income should be provided through floor prices and an income support system, ADVERTISES BABY Natalie Davidson, six months old, is being advertised along with used cars and second- hand furniture because her unwed mother, Jane David- son, 21, wanfs to give her away. Miss Davidson, an a-week clerk, said -Friday night she placed the classified ad because "I want my daughter to have a father and a good life." Thsy live in Toronto. Rural Families Do Not Have Enough Poverty Probe Told By Unifarm Chief EDMOKTON (CP) Some form of income protection is necessary for those who want to leave farming, the senate committee on poverty was told Monday. Unifarm, a farm organiza- tion which says it represents 95 per cent' of Alberta farmers, said the greatest problem fac- ing Individuals seeking a new Russia, Finland Renew Pact MOSCOW (AP) Finland has e x t e n d e d its friendship treaty with the Soviet Union for another 20 years, although the old treaty was not due to ex- pire for five years. The first friendship treaty was signed in 1948. It was renewed in 1955, three years before it expired, for a 20-year period ending in 1975. occupation was the uncertainty of security at their new job. "H their income was guaran- teed at a satisfactory level for a reasonable period it should encourage more migra- tion of young people." Unifarm president Paul Babey, said all individuals and families should receive some form of guaranteed annual in- come. He said social development programs in Alberta are not adequate for the farm popula- tion with many rural families living at "bare subsistence levels and many do not have enough to cover all family needs." A negative Income tax plan would eliminate many welfare schemes and help those farm families who now are unable to obtain welfare assistance be- cause they own large farm Mr. Babey emphasized, how- ever, the introduction of a guaranteed annual income or Suffield Blast Crater May Help Moon Explorers MEDICINE HAT (CP) Five hundred tons of TNT will be exploded at the Suffield Ex- perimental Station in southern Alberta Thursday to determine the effects of long-duration blast waves on simulated civi- lian and military targeis. The explosive trial, called Event Dial Pack, is the third of its kind at the station and is HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD Gory Martin Dispensing Optician 307 elh St. S. 327-71 il part of a cooperative program between Canada, the U n i t e d States, and Great Britain. The Canadian program in the trial includes projects for the Canadui Forces, Emergency Measures Organization, Cana- dian, universities and seismic groups. The crater formed by the ex- plosion, using a 27-foot dia- meter sphere sitting on the ground for the charge, will be measured by American geo- physicists to assist astronauts in their examination of moon craters and to help determine how such craters were formed. Suffield is 26 miles west of Medicine Hat. Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles, Checksltch Exclusive healing substance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...and repair damaged tissue. A renowned research institute has found a unique healing sub- stance with the ability to shrink hemorrhoids painlessly. It re- lieves itching and discomfort in minutes and speeds up healing of the injured, inflamed tissues, One hcmorrhoidal case his- tory after another reported "very striking improvement." Pain was promptly and gently actual reduction or retraction (shrinking} took place. And most Improvement was maintained in cases where clinical observations were continued over a period of many months. Furthermore, these tests and observations were made on patients with a wide variety hcmoirhoidal condi- tions. Alt this was accomplished with a healing substance (Bio- Dyne) which quickly helps heal injured cells and stimulates growth of new tissue. Bio-Dyr.c Is offered in ointment and supposi- tory form called Preparation H. In, addition to actually shrink- ing hemorrhoids, Preparation H lubricates and makes elimina- tion less painful. It helps prevent infection which is a stated causo of hemorrhoids, Just ask your druggist for Preparation H Suppositories or Preparation H Ointment (with a special Satisfaction or your money refunded. the negative income tax would not eliminate the need for sub- sidies on agricultural products. "There must be two policies, one to assist commercial farm operators and another to look after the social problems." Present schemes try to lump both problems under single pro- grams and1 "if this continues, we will fail in both'." RESENT K1SING COSTS At Calgary, Mayor Rod Sykes told the committee work- ing Albertans are beginning to resent the rising costs of wel- fare programs. "There is a limit to the num- NFU Seeks Grass Seed Arrangement EDMONTON (CP) -The National Farmers' Union has announced it is seeking agree- ments with major1 companies that buy grass seed. Bob Cheshire, NFU regional eo ordinator for Alberta, said in a prepared statement that the agreements, if signed by the companies, would give farmers 27 cents a pound for first-grade commercial seed. He said the agreements also call for the National Union to be recognized as the bar- gaining agent for seed pro- ducers, a provision for check- off to union locals and a grievance procedure. Albertan Drowns At Whitehorse WHTTEHORSE, Y.T. (CP) William H. Enns, 21, of Lf. Crete, Alta., drowned when his canoe overturned in the rapids of a river near here. An un- identified companion was res- cued. her of burdens the working man can bear." Lower-income Albertans, al- ready weighed down by infla- tion and other financial prob- lems, are wondering how much they can afford for social ser- vices which are not successful, he said. "They know we're spending money. They know we're not getting results." There is much unnecessary duplication in welfare pro- grams at the three levels of government, he told the four senators and about 60 specta- tors. Police Advice Department: Don't Pick Up Hitcli-ffikers EDMONTON (OP) T h e re is nothing to indicate that hitch-hiking is responsible for any part of a crime increase in Alberta, an RCMP spokes- man says. The spokesman, commenting on statements by Mayor Tom Campbell of Vancouver that hitch-hikers may be r e s p o n- sible for a crime increase in his city, said only a small per- centage of crimes in Alberta can be attributed to hitch- bikers. The greatest factor in in- creased crime is population growth, he said. Horse-Shoeing Course Set At School OLDS (CP) Farm horses" may be going out of style but there is still a demand for horse shoers. J. E. Hawker, director of the agricultural and voca- tional college at Olds, an- nounced today the college is instituting a 12-week horse- shoeing course because of "repeated requests for such a program." The 'course, from January to March next year, will in- clude the anatomy and phys- iology of the horse, forge work, shoes and nails and horse handling. "There are a lot of decent chaps on the road these days but the motorist doesn't know what he's getting when he stops for the spokesman added. "My advice is not to pick them up." New Tactic In Postal Dispute EDMONTON (CP) Postal workers in part of Edmonton and in two other communities in northern Alberta, went on strike early today in what union officials said was a "new, speeded-up" system of walk- outs. Postal workers set up picket lines in Grande Prairie, Peace River, south Edmonton and in a downtown Edmonton sub-sta- tion. .'The strike also reached the British Columbia com- munities of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, near the border with Alberta. "We are going to do this ev- ery day until the government acts on our said Bill MacDonald, president of the Northern Alberta Local of the Letter Carriers Union of Can- ada. Manitoba Lowers Age Majority WINNIPEG (CP) The Manitoba legislature today gave third reading to a bil lowering the age of majority to 18 from 21. The bill could be given royal assent tonight but does nol come into force until it is offi- cially proclaimed. No indica- tion has been given of the proc- lamation date. The bill makes an 18-year-old an adult for all legal transac- tions, including the right to marry without parental consent and to purchase and drink li- quor. Budgie Poses Language Problem EDMONTON Elizabeth Halasz has lost her blue budgie bird but has told her neighbors not to bother calling it down from a tree. "He comes when he's call- she said today. But there is a problem. The bird understands only Hun- garian, Staiifield Meets Deputy Premier MOSCOW (Reuters) Stanfield, leader of Canada's Opposition Conservative party, met today with Kirill Mazurov, Soviet first deputy premier. Stanfield, accompanied by his wife and party officials, is on a six-day visit to the Soviet Union. ESTABLISH RELATIONS HONG KONG (Reuters) North Vietnam and Ceylon have agreed to establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level, the North Vietnam news agency reported Monday. 'It's Going To Be Changed' Tax Plan Modifications Pledged WINNIPEG (CP) A gov- ernment member of Parliament said Monday many MPs would resign if the Trudeau adminis- tration tried to push through its proposals for changing the tax system without modifying them. Ross Whicher as- sured businessmen who criti- Bcil! Kills Man CHATHAM, Ont. (CP) Bill Waite, 41, of Chatham died in hospital here after being struck on the side of'the' head by a jatted tell during a boys ex- libilion baseball game. Mr. ,Vaile was coach of the Chath- am nil-star Icam which was playing a Watford team, tized the proposals before tour- ing members of the commons fi- nance committee that govern- ment supporters were deter- mined that final tax legislation would be different from the pro- posals. The government has said the proposals would be re- vised, he added. Mr. Whicher, a member of the committee, made the com- ment after hearing delegates of the Brandon Chamber of Com- merce express doubt that the government is sincerely ready to yield to criticism of its change white paper. "We didn't come out here for the fun of Mr. Whicher said, referring to the committee's two-week tour of Western Can- ada, which opened Monday." We came out here to hear suggestions before we make our report." He said he did not doubt there would be modifications in the final version of tax changes. "It's going to be changed, or there will be a lot of resigna- tions from the House of Com- mons." Police Seek Clues In. Death Of Kidnapped 16-Year-Old LANSING, Mich. (AP) Po- lice searched a wooded area near this state capital today for clues in the death of kidnap vic- tim Laurie 16-year-old daughter of a former body was foimd at the rad of a 12-day search. The girl was taken from a gift shop by an armed man after a robbery July 9. Her father, Max Murninghan, made a television appeal to the abductor the night of her disap- pearance pleading: "Do not harm an innocent girl and cause yourself greater trouble." Police specialists cordoned off an area about 15 miles south of Lansing. Milvain Orders Charge Be Heard CALGARY (CP) Chief Justice J. V. H. Milvain of Al- berta Supreme Court ruled Monday that a magistrate's de- cision on tlw validity of the driver demerit system had "ab- solutely no application" on the case being heard. The chief justice made no decision on the validity of the Alberta demerit system, but is- sued an order compelling any magistrate with jurisdiction to hear the speeding charge against Betty M. Coldbeck of Calgary. Magistrate L. A. Justason ruled June 30 that the demerit point system, proclaimed April 1 as part of the Alberta High- ways Act, was incorrectly en- acted and was unconstitutional. He threw out the speeding charge: The chief justice said in an interview that charges under the act cannot be invalidated even if the demerit point sy- stem is ruled unconstitutional because they are two different things. "The demerit system is part of administration, not part of the judicial punishment." While a convicted person could appeal against the num- ber of demerit points he re- ceived upon conviction tinder the act, his original trial and sentencing are entirely sep- Wall Comes Down JERUSALEM (AP) men began demolishing today the last remnants of the wall that once divided the Arab and Jewish sectors of this city. The final stretch of wall, 500 yards long and six feet high, sepa- rates the Jewish Orthodox quarter of Jerusalem from the wealthy Sheikh Jarrah suburb. arate matters, the chief justice said. The demerit system calls for specific points fm' specific charges. After 15 points are ac" cumulated a driver's licence is suspended for one month. Flights Story Spiked WASHINGTON (AP) A def- e n c e department spokesman Monday described as erroneous a report that the United States has increased reconnaissance flights over Cuba. "Our flights have not been in- said Brig.-Gen. Dan- iel James of the office of the as- sistant secretary of defence. He was commenting on a re- port by Time magazine that U.S. aircraft or satellites are making one reconnaissance flight a day over Cuba, the most since the 1962 missile crisis. He acknowledged that "we have some scheduled flights over but would not dis- cuss specifics. The United States has kept an eye on what is going on inside Cuba since the Soviet with- drawal of missiles in the sum- mer of 1962 after their introduc- tion brought the United States and Russia close to an armed clash. A defence department spokes- man said: "We believe there are no offensive weapons sys- tems in Cuba." WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 70 ABOVE lo.nn ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lethbrldge 93 Medicine Hat 96 Calgary.......79 Pincher Creek 92 Edmonton.....71 Banff........77 Grande Prairie 76 Peace River 72 Penticton...... 86 Victoria.......67 Prince George 70 Vancouver 74 Prince Albert 81 Saskatoon.....85 Moose Jaw 87 Regina........ 84 Winnipeg...... 77 Thunder Bay 76 Toronto 69 Ottawa........ 72 Montreal...... 78 Quebec 66 63 67 53 .18 57 53 .30 52 .09 48 41 54 54 37 54 64 .06 69 60 58 57 49 53 .74 56 1.24 61 .25 61 .25 St. John's.....73 51 CHarlottetown .78 63 .16 Fredericton 78 64 Chicago....... 70 51 New York.....83 61 Miami....... 87 77 .31 Washington 91 65 .65 Los Angeles 78 65 San Francisco .57 52 Las Vegas......109 84 ,07 FORECASTS Lethbriclge Medicine Hat- Today and Wednesday: Brief periods of rain in a few local- ities with a risk of hall. Highs today near 85 and highs Wed- nesday in the high 70s; lows overnight in the mid-SOs. Kootenay, today with cloudy periods and isolated thundershowers this afternoon and evening. Mainly sunny Wednesday. Winds 20 in showers. Highs today in the low 80s; Wednesday in the high 80s. Lows tonight 52 to 58. Owotonna Presents SWATHERS and WINDROWERS j. Extra wide crop conditioners. Contour flotation. One platform can be raised a foot while the other end hugs the ground. Individually powered trimping roles produce thorough but gentle conditioning. No shredding No fearing Stems are power cn'mpted. _ BALER TWINE ft.-32S Ib. tensile Itrength.................... PER BAIE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is re-paving between Lethbridge and Monarch. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between Coleman and the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight delay in traffic. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Veiling. Base course paving is in progress. There are' some rough sections. Motorists are asked (o watch for men and equipment. Heavy oiling has been completed in this area and caution is advised. Highway 25 Oiling Is in pro- gress in the Turin area. The Logan Pass is now open 24 hours daily. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutls 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Hykerts 8 a.m. to midnight, Logan Pass, open 24 hours, ;