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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wedneidoy, July 21, 1971 Farm-adjustment plan proposal turned down Chretien begins Soviet Union tour EDMONTON (CP) Provin- cial agriculture ministers meet- ing here Tuesday rejected a proposed federal farm-adjust- MATHILDA THE HAIR PULLER Mathilda, a violet-fronled hummingbird at the Philadelphia Zoo, is a bird that feathers its nest with hair. Mathilda favors blondes ond redheads who visit the zoo and here she is working for a 24-inch strand from Martha Shirk which will go a long way toward constructing a walnut-sized nest. Derailed propane tank car fire wiped out by dynamite ment plan, saying it cause unnecessary duplication. A statement issued from the closed-door meeting said the ministers prefer a federal-pro- vincial approach rallier than "unilateral federal action." The proposed program would establish policies for farm credit, farmer retraining and adjustment of economically lui- viable farms. The ministers said most prov- inces already have started simi- No advance pacts made with China KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) A burning propane tank car shot through the air like a skyrocket early today a dynamite charge was used in an effort to ease gas pressure at the scene of a massive CNR derailment 16 miles northeast ot here. A CNR official at the scene said that apparently too much wreck wlu'ch has blocked the dynamite was used in the opera- tion. The plan was to blow a four- inch hole in the end of the tanker to ease pressure and re- duce the chances of an explo- work to build bypass tracks around (he Court reserves decision on utilities rate difference EDMONTON (CP) Deci- sion on a complaint by a group of Leduc County resident that they are being discriminated against by the local Public Utilities Board was reserved Tuesday following a court hearing. Residents living between the Fire destroys farm home MAGKATH (HNS) Fire of unda'-ermined origin destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hillmer. It was discovered by a neigh- bor, Allan Owens, at p.m. The Hillmers had left home at. about p.m. to go to Wrentham where Mr. Hillmer was being feted on his birthday. The five-room, home was com- pletely destroyed. Seven Ma- grath volunteer firefighters used two pumper trucks to fight the blaze. It is located on the Golden Valley Farms, an egg-produc- ing unit with 400 laying hens owned by Mrs. Nettie Hillmer. Firemen saved the chicken coop. landed of Nisku and Beau- mont, just south of Edmonton, laimed they pay more for ater services than their eighbors in the two hamlets. Tom Oliver, a spokesman for le complainants, told court lat Nisku residents pay monthly, Beaumont residents ay monthly and those in be- ween the two pay a minimum rf ?12 monthly plus a fee for rater hook up and meter in- stallation. This represents Brewery workers are locked out VANCOUVER (CP) Mol son Brewery B.C. Ltd. Tuesday locked out 109 workers involv ed in a contract dispute follow ing a strike Monday by 14 employees at Labalt Brewery of B.C. Ltd. The companies offered the 250 workers 95 cents hourly ove its contract on a base hourl rate of but the offer rejected. Three other breweries on th lower British Columbia main land were not involved in th dispute and no beer shortag was expected. discrimina- ion by the utilities board and users of a utility must be treated equally, he said. W. A. Bradbury, representing Leduc county, denied the claim jf discrimination and explain- ed the rate difference as being lue to the size of land holdings and treatment of the three areas as separate entities. Vew drive in Cambodia SAIGON (AP) With support from United S'tates helicopter ninships and B-52 bombers, South Vietnamese troops aunched a new operation in eastern Cambodia today de- signed to prevent the North Vi- etnamese from disrupting elec- tions in South Vietnam next month. The force encountered no im- mediate resistance. B-52 bomb- ing raids preceded the drive. The commander of the opera- lion, Lt.-Gen. Nguyen Van Minh, said he hopes to smash the North Vietnamese 7th Divi- sion, numbering about men, which has long operated across the border from South Vietnam's Tay Ninh province. "Our mission is to cut off North Vietnamese infiltration into South Vietnam, to prevent the enemy from sabotaging the said Minh. The legislative elections are scheduled Aug. 29 and the presi- dential election Oct. 3- CNR mainline near Vinsulia, B.C., since Monday. But the charge blew a four- foot hole in the car and it went shooting through the air for 300 feet, struck the ground and bounced a further feet. The tanker shot over four big bulldozers parked at the scene without touching them. There were no injuries. Work- ers had been cleared from the area for the blast. Following the fireworks, the last remaining fires at the scene were extinguished- More than 100 men worked this morning to build the by- pass. Estimates of when the mainline would be opened for traffic ranged from 4p.m. today to 9 a.m. Thursday. The cause of Monday's derail- ment still was not known. A CNR spokesman said "the an- swer might be under that pile of but added that once regular traffic resumes it may be several weeks before crews can remove the remains of about 50 cars destroyed in the crash. Another railway official said the cost of the damage had not been estimated in detail, but likely would be more than million. Meantime, experts were trying to determine the extent of damage to area farms result- ing from spilled sulphur and thick sulphur fumes that belched from the wreck for more than a day. Residents of the communities of Vinsulia and Raleigh north of Kamloops reported the sulphur fumes were ruining gardens and alfalfa crops. Dr. Hugh M. Richards, medi- cal health officer for the south central region, warned them not to eat fresh fruit or vegetables showing signs of deterioration Sixty-five cars of a 94-car westbound freight were derailed on a flat stretch of farmland 16 miles northeast of Kamloops Monday. Two propane cars ex- ploded, sending freight cars flying and spreading sulphur, WASHINGTON (AP) Presi-1 dent Nixon and his national security adviser Dr. Henry Kissinger, have told Republi- can congressional leaders that no agreements were made with China in advance of Nixon's planned visit to Peking. Senator Gordon Allott of Colo- rado, chairman of the Senate Repubvcan policy committee, said after the White House meeting Tuesday: "They made it clear there were no agree- ments or concessions of any type." Meanwhile, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported Premier Chou En-bi says complete with- drawal of United States forces from Indochina must take prior- ity over moves to improve Chinese-American relations. The newspaper said Chou told 15 American graduate students visiling Peking the greatest cry of public opinion in the United DUET Sparkling fyst HAS DOUBLE BUBBLE lumber and other cargo into the fields. Another two propane tankers blew up later and flames and heavy sulphur smoke belched from the wreckage through the night. No one was injured. SC nominate city solicitor CALGARY (CP) City so- licitor Jay Salmon was nomi- nated by the Social Credit Party Tuesday to contest the riding of Calgary Foothills in the next provincial election. Mr. Salmon was to meet with Chief Commissioner Geoff Hamilton today to discuss whether he should remain as solicitor. Some asministralors suggested he resign. Quits channel swim DOVER, England (Reuter) Fourteen year old Richard Crowell was only two miles from success early today when he abandoned his attempt to be- come the youngest person to swim across the English Chan- nel, coast guard officials said here. It was not immediately known what forced him to give up, but sharks had been reported in the area, attracted by unusually warm weather recently. Richard, of Westport, Conn., entered the water at a.m. a.m. EDT) at Cap Gris Nez on the French coast. A successfully completed crossing would have made Rich- ard the youngest person ever to swim the 22-mile stretch be- tween the two coasts. He is four months younger than American Leonore Modell was when she accomplished the feat in 1964. FBI steps up Chinese check WASHINGTON (AP J. Edgar Hoover has told Con- gress the FBI expects to step up its effort to combat Chinese "intelligence-gathering and re- volutionary inspiring activi- ties" in the United States. The FBI director said Peking considers the United States "its chief enemy." Hoover made the statement to a closed Senate hearing three weeks before President Nixon announced plans to go to the People's Republic of China as a step toward normalization of relations. States and elsewhere is for American withdrawal from Vietnam. 'DIRTY WAR' "It might also be he conSnued, "that this demand is even stronger than the de- mand to restore the relation between the Chinese and Amer ican peoples, because the peo- ple of the United States do no want to sacrifice the lives o American people in this dirty war. Isn't this so? Therefore we believe the question to be solved first should be the ques tion of Indochina Chou said by withdrawal h means removal of all militar forces and installations. In another development, Stati Secretary William Rogers talked with Soviet Ambassado Anatoly Dobrynin about Nixon visit but no details were n leased. The visit to Peking was hailer by the Vatican radio which sai it is a sign that "peaceful con cord" might be dawning agai for mankind and Nixon's in might help in winning freedom for Christians in China. Bow Island man dies in car mishap BOW ISLAND A Bow I land man was killed in a sing car accident about 20 mil west of Medicine Hat Tuesd night. The RCMP report Jam Piechocki, 49, was killed whe the car he was driving ran in the ditch along a district ro and overturned. The accident occurred miles northeast of Bow Islan There were no others injured programs and a federal plan TOld be duplication. The ministers also agreed lat their priority goal should to raise farm incomes. A committee of deputy mlnls- ,ers will be assigned to develop >liciea on problems faced by w-income fanners. The depu- es will consider uncertain ices, high-cost inputs, exces- ve price spreads between proj ucers and consumers and umping of cheap foods by her countries. Their report is xpected sometime In Novem- MT. Also, the Canadian agrlcul- ural economics research coun- cil will be asked to study the replications for the agriculture industry of tax changes an- lounced in the recent federal iidget. The statement said the minis- ers were optimistic that our- ent problems of marketing eggs and broiler chickens will >e resolved with help from the ederal agricultural products marketing act. The ministers will discuss the egg-and-broiler problem and >ther marketing problems with rederal Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson today. MOSCOW (Reuter) Jean Chretien, Canadian minister of northern development, plans to undertake a tour of the Soviet Union, Tass news agency reported Tuesday. Chretien arrived here Tues- day at the head of a group of specialists to familiarize him- self with the Soviet experience of construction in the north. The guests were received by Ivan Ganichev, vice-chairman of the state building committee. The meeting was attended by Pierre Trottier, Canadian charge d'alfalrs. Chretien is interested in ques- tions of socio-economic develop- Boiirassa plans new proposals QUEBEC (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa will consider presenting new proposals to the Federal government on the con- stitutional charter after the Aug. 5-6 provincial premiers' conference in Victoria, sources close to the premier said Tues- day, Quebec rejected the charter proposed by the federal govern- ment at the constitutional con- ference in the same city June 14 to 16. The Quebec rejection, which was announced by Mr. Bourassa June 23 and backed by all three opposition parties, killed the charter, which was to have been used as the basis of a new Ca- nadian constitution. In an interview Monday, Mr. Bourassa announced he person- ally will attend the premiers' conference, accompanied by Fi- nance Minister Raymond Gar- neau. Sudan closes doors CAIRO (Reuter) Sudan re- mained closed to the outside world today while its new left wing military leaders worked to strengthen their hold on what r Africa's largest nation in area The whereabouts of former president Jaafer Al-Nimeiry of ficially remained a mystery twi days after a coup which swep him from power, but the author italive Cairo newspaperA Ahram reported today he was being held under house arest in Khartoum. Reuter correspondent Saad Ei Sheikh reported Tuesday fron the Sudanese capital tha crowds of demonstrator marched Jn scorching he a chanting slogans backing In new government, which ha promised to restore freedom t all political parties. Sheikh said the new leader ship ordered the release of 4 political prisoners jailed by N meiry and dc c 1 a r e d Suda would become an "independen Democratic republic." Nimeiry had banned all polit cal parties, including an activ Communist party. ient of the Soviet north, trans- ort and housing construction nd laying of pipelines in permafrost areas, Taso said. He arrived in the Soviet Union t the invitation of the state uilding committee within the framework of the inter-govern- mental agreement on co-opera- on between Russia and Oan- da concluded in January. DESIGN NEW TOWNS The agency said the delega- tion will visit Leningrad, where new settlements and towns for the north are being designed at cientific institutes and labora- ories. After spanning miles by air, the Canadians will then see iow these projects are imple- mented in practice. They will be shown the town of Norilsk which stands beyond he Arctic Circle, Tass said. In- dustrial methods of building construction are broadly cm- iloyed there now in permafrost conditions The town was visited by 'rime Minister Trudeau during is visit to Rusia in May. The Canadians will visit the construction site of one of the ;as pipelines in the northern jart of Siberia and see how Yakutian diamonds are mined. Forgetful good Samaritan or scoundrel? EDMONTON (CP) Was he a scoundrel or a fofgetful good Samaritan? David McGuire, an Infor- mation officer for the Cana- dian Mental Health Associa- tion, keeps asking himself that question but can't find an answer. Three weeks ago the asso- ciation made a public plea for electrical appliances and camping equipment. An uni- dentified man quickly volun- teered his services as a de- livery man and picked up a television set, a record player, records, sleeping bags and clothing. He hasn't been heard from since. Weather and road report on ABOVE Ov r 'ZERO AT NOON FIRST FOR WOMEN NEW YORK (AP) Joan Manley, the publisher of Time- Life Books, has been named the first woman vice-president in the 48-year history of Time Inc. Miss Manley, 39, became Time Inc.'s first publisher last year. SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L Prc Lelhbridge...... S2 60 .32 Pincher-Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Grande Prairie Calgary...... Cranbrbok..... Victoria...... Penticton Prince George 91 52 93 63 78 56 79 59 85 53 86 59 89 58 80 53 97 58 .01 85 Vancouver...... 79 Saskatoon....... 83 50 Rcgina.......... 92 53 Winnipeg...... 79 58 Toronto......... 75 49 Ottawa......... 70 52 Montreal........ 74 St. John's........ 69 (COUNT 'EM) town chef RESTAURANT WHOOP-UP DAYS FEATURE 1 Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami...... .02 .11 .03 .08 56 56 .02 74 56 67 57 75 53 78 69 80 64 90 75 Los Angeles...... 74 66 Las Vegas 106 85 Rome ............86 61 73 53 London......... 72 61 Berlin...........68 50 Amsterdam 73 46 Moscow......... 63 55 Stockholm....... 64 52 Tokyo...........03 72 FORECAST: LcUibridgc-Iledicinc Hat Today: Sunny. A few afternoon and evening thundcrshowers. near 60. Thursday: Cloudy periods with a few thundcrsliowers. Highs 80-85. Calgary Today: Mainly sunny. A few afternoon and evening thundershowers. Lows near 60. Thursday: Cloudy per- iods with a few thundershow- ers. Highs near 75. Columbia-Kootenay Today and Thursday: Sunny. Not quite so warm. Chance of iso- lated thundersbbwers in late afternoon and evenings bolh days. Gusty winds near thun- derstorms. Highs. 85-90. Lows tongiht about 55. "OVEN HOT" FRESH BAKED BREAD With BOSTON BAKED BEANS or CHILI CON CARNE TEA COFFEE MILK All (or just Sl Served all day at the town chef Downstairs in PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 740 4th South KEEPING HIS COOl Rob Green, o lifeguard or Royal Glenora Club pool in Edmonton, decided it wasn't fair for everyone but him to remain cool during tempera- tures in the low 80s. He equipped himself wilh a hose and a safari hat to beat the heat. WANTED-TOP MECHANIC Salary to for right man. Mainly tuneup and wheel alignment. All inquiries strictly confidential. APPLY BRIAN ROELOFS NORTH LETHBRIDGE MO-TIRES EVENINGS 328-4869 I I I I I I I I EARLY BUYER r I I I I I I I DISCOUNTS on Allis-Chalmers Gleaner Combines (Models "F" and INTEREST FREE FINANCE PLAN WHEAT OR BARLEY IN TRADE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY P.O. BOX 1203 IETHBRIDGE, AITA. Phono 327-316} OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COUHTESV OF AMA All highways In the Lcth-1 dry nnd in Rood driving condl- bridgc District aro bnre and' (ion. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd ClosInK Coutts 24 hours: Cnrwny 5 n.m. to 11 p.m. MST; Ucl Ronitn 7 n.m. lo I p.m.; nooscvil'lo, B.C. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; KlnRSRnto, B.C., 21 hours; Porlhlll-llykorls 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain 6 n.m. to 8 p.m. Wlldhorsc, 7 A.m. lo 8 p.m. Logan Pnss open 24 bours dtlly. ;