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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 34, 1970 IT" x BIG BANG mushroom cloud was the result of the explosion of tons of TNT Thursday at Suffield, Alta. The experimental blast was watched by 14 United States astronauts. The towering column of smoke rose about two miles. Colborne Seeks Extension To Govt. Housing Program EDMONTON (CP) Muni dpal Affairs Minister Fred Col borne announced today he wil ask federal housing authorities to extend the Ottawa backec experimental housing program to a 50- of 60 mile radius of Calgary and Edmonton. Mr. Colborne was due in Ot- tawa today for talks with Robert Andras, the federal minister responsible for hous- ing. A brief presented for the Al- berta Housing Co r p o ration made two other recommenda- tions: that the ex- perimental housing concept be adopted as a plan "to replace the public housing program to 'the greatest degree and that the experimental pro- gram be extended to include all of Alberta's 10 cities. The statement said that ex- tending the Edmonton and Cal- gary programs beyond the city HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 6th St. S. 327-7152 limits as at present would allm better long range planning. A statement released from Mr. Colborne's office said th transfer "could be achieved b dedicating t o experimenta housing the majority of th funds now allocated to publi housing." Mr. Colborne said in th statement that emphasis woul be on home ownership for low income families, as compare with subsidized rental accom modation ments. owned by govern Pioneer Alberta Rancher Dies TERRA COTTA, Ont. Thomas Drummond Mansfield 96, a pioneer Alberta rancher died today in hospital. He hac suffered a heart attack Sunday A native of Perth, Ont., Mr Mansfield went to Alberta in .902 before it became a prov ince and worked as a cowboj and in lumber camps in the oothills. He later developed the Halifax Ranch near Pinch- er Creek, Alta., and was ounder of operative. Farmers' Co- PARKPLAZAs I I MOTOR HOTEL: AND RESTAURANT 9 B 0 li I 0 fi 0 For the Prospective Bride and Groom WATCH AND CLIP THIS ADVERTISEMENT EACH FRIDAY FOR HINTS ON -Jo o lyour Wedatna THE SEMI-FORMAL WEDDING The semi-formal wedding fashions its beauty on o keynote of simplicity. It may be wonderfully iimple, yef "simply wonderful." It sets its level between the formal wedding and a really informal wedding. It is usually a small wedding, a family affair that may Include a few close friends. Invitations are .hand-written. It is adjusted to the scale of the chapel, the rectory or the home. A mnid of honor and a best man ara attendants. The bride'i dress for an evening wedding may be floor-length or one of the prevailing shorter lengths; and her veil, elbow or finger-tip length. She may also properly cfioose op evening hat or hair ornament. The groom should wear a dinner tacket, which is not, strictly jpealcing, forma! dress, as compared with tails. A daytime, semi-formal wedding may jee the bride in a dressy afternoon frock, the groom in itriped trousers and director's jacket, or other suitable attire described more fully in our Dress Guide. The ceremony may be followed by a seated dinner at a club or hotel with dancing later. g g OFFERING YOU THE FINEST IN CATERING FACILITIES LARGE OR SMALL WE CATER TO THEM All PHONE 328-2366 FOR RESERVATIONS 10th AVENUE and MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE g a i Stanfield On Last Leg Of Tour LONDON (Reuters) Oppo sitton Leader Robert StanfM of Canada arrived here by air Thursday night from Moscow for a week-long visit. Stanfield. who heads the Pro gressive Conservative party, is on the final leg of a tour tha has taken in Belgium, France West Germany, Yugoslavia am the Soviet Union. While in London, Stanfield rail have talks with Prime Min ister Edward Heath, Home Sec retary Reginald Maudiing, For- eign Secretary Sir Alec Doug las-Home, Technology Minister Seoffrey Rippon and Anthony Barber, minister in charge o] Common Market negotiations. Sir Alec will give a lunch for Stanfield next Wednesday on be- half of the British government. Salvation Army Worker Stabbed CALGARY (CP) Douglas McKelvie was committed o stand trial in Alberta Su- reme Court on a charge of at- empted murder. McKelvie was charged after man stabbed a Salvation irniy worker, Stella M. Cross, s she sat in a car near a hos- ital. She was not seriously in- ured. Nasser Accepts Proposal For Middle East Peace By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Gamal Abdcl Nas- ser of Egypt says he accepts the latest United Stales propos- als Tor Middle East peace nego- tiations, but he says they are "only procedural" and contain nothing new. The proposals, made June 19 by U.S. State Secretary William P. Rogers, call for a temporary Israeli Egyptian Jordanian ceasefire of at least 90 days and indirect Arab-Israeli peace talks through United Nations media- tor Gunnar V. Jarring. In a speech in Cairo Thursday night, Nasser said the same Albertans Express Feelings On Tax Revision Proposals EDMONTON (CP) Federal proposals to revise the tax sys- tem received mixed reviews From Albertans Thursday in searings before touring mem- bers of the Commons finance committee. On one side, the MPs were presented with printed copies of h e provincial government's englhy, detailed denunciation of all the key features of Otta- wa's tax white paper. On the other, Unifarm, the Al- >erta farm organization, jraised many of the federal pro- >osals for fairness and said crit- cs have been exaggerating the ikely impact of s u g g s t e d change. The two views were among ubmissions from oilmen, farm- and roadbuilders on the first of ers, politicians, cattle ranchers two days of hearings in Edmon- ton. They registered criticism of such proposed features as capi- tal gains tax and changes in concessions to resource indus- tries. TBe Alberta government brief, which concludes that'the federal proposals should be scrapped, was distributed but not backed by personal repre- sentation. The Social Credit govern- ment's criticism of proposed new methods of taxing corpora- tions, shareholders, mines, oil- wells and individuals was pub- lished seven weeks ago to coin- ride with a federal-provincial fi- nance conference in Winnipeg. Peter Lougheed, leader of the opposition Alberts Progressive Conservatives, agreed in a per- sonal submission with the main line of government criticism on a proposed capital gains tax, elimination of a low rate of tax on corporate earnings up to a year and changes in tax concessions to mines and oil wells. He also proposed introduction of a system whereby municipal property-tax payments would be deductible for income-tax pur- poses. It would form part of a complete reform covering pro- vincial and municipal taxation in addition to federal taxes. Umfarnt, which groups for- mer members of the Farmers' Union of Alberta and the Al- berta Federation of Agriculture, I told the committee that fanners have some reservations about the federal tax proposals al- though they generally conclude that taxation fairness would be improved by many proposals. The farm organization ap- proved the plan to reduce tax on low-income Canadians, hut said the relief should be more generous than proposed in the white paper. RCs Quit Church In School Move MONTREAL (CP) A church spokesman said Thurs- day more than 100 families in suburban Brossar'd signed affi- davits in which they renounced the Roman Catholic religion be- cause it is the easiest way for them to send their children to Protestant schools. The spokesman for the chan- cellor's office of the Montreal archdiocese said, however, that those who signed were still con- sidered members of the Roman Catholic Church. Urban Life Study Change Recommended CALGARY (CP) Mayor Rod Sykes will recommend to city council Monday that the Alberta Urban Life Study be decentralized and not result in the cancellation or deferment of existing programs. In his report released Thurs- says city should be day, mayor Sykes councils in. Alberta nvolved in the study. He will also recommend that Alberta citizens be involved through iublic hearings. "Responsibility for specific tudies should be allocated on decentralized basis, so that he cities may control the arrying out of individual tudies that they are best quali- isd to handle." The urban life study involved Iberta's 10 cities. LABOR CLUB Corner 13th Sf. and 2nd Ave. N. SOCIAL EVENINGS Friday--July p.m. Saturday-July Music Both Nights By the "MINT JULEPS" MEMBERS AND THEIR INVITED GUESTS "NO COVER CHARGE" Fn the Club Rooms the "Bel Aires" will be playing Friday Night and "Bruce Neilson" Saturday Night. Forest Travel Banned VICTORIA (CP) The Brii ish Columbia government seal off the huge Vancouver fores district to all recreational for est travel effective at midnigh Friday as 53 fires continue t burn in the parched regioi with no relief in sight from th weatherman. In announcing the closur Thursday, resources Ministe Ray Williston said the fire haz ard remains high to extreme in the area .and1 the five-day fore- cast offers no sign of a letup. The closure does not apply tx public highways- and super vised provincial campsites Residents in off-highway area will still be allowed to1 trave to and from their homes, as will persons travelling to sum mer cottages. The minister said the timing of the closure was designed to give campers a chance to gel out of the bush. A forestry spokesman saic the ban was being imposed af- ter several new fires in the re- gion were found to have been caused by carelessness. It will make it illegal to go hiking, walking or mountaineering anywhere in the area, except on the highway and inside mun- icipal boundaries and1 provin- cial campsites. Open campfire restrictions have already been imposed on the entire Vancouver, Kam- loops and Nelson districts and parts of the Prince George re- gion. The hazard rating of the Prince Rupert district has dropped to low and campfire restrictions were lifted in that area Thursday. "It may he an official docu- he said in an interview, "but its religious value is doubt- ful." The parents' who signed the affidavits insist that they have neither left the church nor changed their faith by doing so. Last year, more than 325 Catholics signed affidavits in the Montreal archdiocese ren- ouncing their faith, and there Jiave been 155 such renuncia- tions received so far tin's year, the spokesman said. "We get an increase just be- fore the school year starts and another at the end of the he said. The families want to get their children out of the predomi- nantly French-language Catho- lic school system in the suburb and into the Protestant system which, they believe, will provide better educational facilities. The document they sign, known as apostasy in the Catho- lic Church, is forwarded to the regional school commission and the signatory's name is taken from the Catholic tax roll and transferred to the Protestant list. Ken Cato, president of the English-language educational workshop in Brossard and spokesman for parents of the 103 families, said signing these affidavits definitely did not mean that they had either changed or left their church. proposals have been made in the past by the UN Security Council, and "it is Israel who rejects them." He said he does not expect the new U.S. initia- tive to achieve any rsults "be- cause of Israel's attitude and foolishness." Rogers was reported "very encouraged" by Nasser's re- sponse, wlu'ch Soviet Ambassa- dor Anatoly F. Dobrynin trans- mitter to him. Israel has not responded for- mally to Roger's proposals yet, but Israeli spokesman have re- jected the idea of a temporary ceasefire, contending that it would only make Arab rearma- ment easier. The Egyptian president spoke to the congress of the Arab Socialist Union, Egypts' only political party. There was a roar of applause when he declared Egypt's two- 'old aim: "Israeli withdrawal from all occupied Arab lands and recognition of the legiti- mate rights of the Palestine people." He said the Israelis "have thus far refused to mention the word withdrawal, and there was strong oppositionin Israel against former premier Levi Eshkol when he said in a press interview he would withdraw from certain Arab lands." Nasser reported that during his recent .visit to Moscow, So- viet leaders promised to support Egypt "with defensive and of- fensive weapons to liberate our land." He acknowledged that "soviet experts now are with us teaching our soldiers" but said there are no Russians fighting with the Egyptians. LESTER B. PEARSON operation successful Pearson Has Eye Removed OTTAWA (CP) Former prime minister Lester Pearson had his right eye removed "be- cause of a Dr. Jean- Jacques Laurier, medical direc- tor of Ottawa General Hospital, said Thursday. Dr. Laurier said the 73-year- old former Liberal leader's con- dition is excellent and the oper- ation, performed Wednesday, "in no way constitutes a danger to his health." But, because of Hie tumor, "it was essential Mr. Pearson's right eye be he said. Dr. Andrew G, Watson, chief of the department of opthalmol- >gy of the hospital, performed the operation. Mr. Pearson, who returned to lis Ottawa home after a month abroad fulfilling some engage- ments and holidaying in Aus- tria, is expected to be in hospi- tal for a week. British Jobless Figures Cliinlj LONDON (AP) Unemploy- ment in Britain rose during the last month to the highest figure for July since 1940, the govern- ment announced Thursday. The government said unemployed on July 13 totalled; or 2.5 per cent of the work force. The figure is a .1 per cent increase on last month and .3 per cent on last July. It is still below the un- employment high of la May. Skin Darkejis, Man Can't Get Work PQOLE, England (Heuters) Briton whose skin darken- ed because of a kidney com- plaint says he cannot find a job. George Tonkin, whose skin WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 79 ABOVE to ZERO AT SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Cranbrook 78 Calgary........ Rocky Mtn. House Edmonton...... Banff.......... Penticton....... Prince George fCamloops so 53 78 61 79 50 51 76 53 74 50 73 55 .15 72 47 .14 59 83 59 48 .96 changed color in hospital, said Deople had called him "a dirty vog" in the streets and a mem- wr of the local Conservative refused to play snooker rithhim. 'It started when I was In he said. "A colored man came to me and asked me 'hich part of Pakistan I came rom. An engineer with a MTfe and wo children, he has been try- ing to find work for a year and ays he faces losing his home unless he can lind a job. 78 Vancouver.......70 Prince Albert 79 S'askatoon......'. 78 Swift Current 69 Brandon........ 68 Regina..... Winnipeg Thunder Bay White River Toronto Ottawa Quebec 79 64 79 49 82 47 .51 .15 Halifax......... 84 53 Fredericton..... 88 60 Charlottetown 77 59 St. John's, Nfld. 66 45 Chicago......... 68 M New York....... 84 72 FORECASTS Let h bridge Today: Showers and tlmndershowers this afternoon and evening. Highs in the mid-70s, Satur- day: A few afternoon show- ers. Lows 45-50 and maxi- mum temperatures near 70 except near 75 in the Leth- bridge region. Medicine Hat Today: Be- coming cloudy this afternoon. Showers or thundershowers this evening. Highs near 80. Saturday: A few showers. Lows near 50, highs near 75. Columbia, Kootcnay Most- ly cloudy today and Saturday with a few afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms. High for Saturday in the 70s. Overnight lows in the 50s. Bring Your Family-Come Along to A SUNDAY MUSICAL CONCERT at Henderson Park Picnic Area SUNDAY, JULY 26th TO P.M. Featuring Kiwanis Junior Band SPONSORED BY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF IETHBRIDGE took to BEHLEN for the QUALITY! There'] a BEHLEN STEEL BUILDING to suit your need) or a price you can afford. Curvet-5 widths Any length Fill 100% with grain Low pricet. Town Country Modern, flat roof design. Large variety of widths wall heights. Town Cwnlor Buy your grain sforaga now down Financing Available We will not be undersold. General Farm Supplies COUTTS HIGHWAY PH. 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west There is re-paving between Lelhbridge and Monarch. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between C o 1 eman and the B.C. border paying is in progress causing slight de- also to 5 lay in traffic. There Is some construction work 4 east of Creston. Highway 5 Lcthbridge to Welling. Base course paving is finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment, PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing CoutU 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Poithill-Rykeris 8 a.m. to midnight. ;