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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, June 1, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Dateline Alberta Man screams at judge BEWARE THE CHINA Quebec WOn't get VCtO EDMONTON (CP) A 25- year-old convicted armed robber screamed at a judge "you know I'm not guilty" Friday moments after the judge sentenced him to three years in prison for his part in the robbery of a grocery store Dec. 18. Larry Terrance Bourgeois told Provincial Judge Carl 'H. Rolf "if I was guilty you'd give me more than that" as he was led from the court room. Bourgeois claimed he was at home with his father when a small grocery store was robbed by two men. He said he was arrested because he was known to police by his criminal record. Tory loser will run EDMONTON (CP) Dan Hollands, Conservative member for Pembina in the last Parliament, said Friday he will run as an independent Conservative in the July 8 federal election. Mr. Hollands lost the Progressive Conservative nomination to newcomer Peter Elzinga of Sherwood Park, at a nomination meeting May 21. But "I refuse to slip quietly into political he told a news conference here Friday. "If I'm going to go, I'm going to take it from the voters and not from the nominating meeting... which Elzinga himself admitted he worked at during the past 18 months while I was in Ottawa." HERBAL REMEDY OTTAWA (CP) Beware the Chinese herbal remedy called Chuifong Toukuwan (Nan the federal health department warned Frfaay. The U.S. has reported that users of the product have suf- fered severe adverse reactions characterized by reductions in their white blood cell counts, the department said. The product, distributed by Shey Fon Trading Co., Hong Kong, and Shey Fong Dispensary, Taiwan, is described as hard, round, black pills sealed in a plastic bag inside a plastic jar. The jars are packaged in bright colored boxes decorated with pictures depicting men and women suffering back and leg pains. Tests on the product showed the presence of aminopyrine and phenylbutazone, two drugs legally available in Canada only on prescription. The drugs should not be taken without medical supervision. The department advised persons who have the product in their possession to discontinue taking it and to notify their physicians that they have been exposed to it. Sharp working to free pilots over immigrant admissions Asian students tops EDMONTON (CP) students captured top awards during convocation ceremonies at Alberta College. The W. T. Memorial award for general grade 12 proficiency went to Siu Wai Hung David of Hong Kong who had a 91.1 per cent standing while runner-up Choot Ewe Beng of Malaysia, with a standing of 90.0 per cent, received the Whitford Foundation award. The chemistry award went to Tan Gin Hooi of Malaysia and the physics award went to Can Wai Fong Bernadette of Hong Kong. Dispute at impasse EDMONTON (CP) The jurisdictional dispute between sheet metal workers and two insulating companies at the new Imperial Oil Strathcona refinery here reached an impasse Friday, a union official said. PAPER PENNIES NEXT WASHINGTON (AP) Paper pennies will soon receive approval from the United States treasury department in an effort to help meet the copper penny shortage, department sources said Friday. But paper pennies, to be privately issued by businesses, probably will not prove popular with the public, Mint Director Mary Brooks said. She is hopeful, instead, that the copper penny shortage will be over by the end of the summer. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......61 40 .02 Pincher Creek... 59 36 .13 Medicine Hat 57 35 .24 Edmonton ......67 42 Grande Prairie 69 49 Banff...........55 33 Calgary.........60 41 Victoria ........64 52 Penticton.......69 41 .01 Prince George 64 46 .01 Kamloops.......73 48 Vancouver......64 53 Saskatoon.......61 40 .01 Regina .........63 41 Winnipeg ..'-----64 43 Ottawa.........73 51 .43 Montreal .......72 51 .20 Chicago 53 New York ......67 51 Miami.......... 84 78 Los Angeles.....60 60 Las Vegas......96 67 Phoenix ........97 67 Honolulu........85 73 Rome..........64 72 Paris...........54 68 London.........52 70 Berlin..........54 59 Amsterdam.....70 55 Moscow ........59 46 Stockholm......63 55 Tokvo..........84 72 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Regions Mainly sunny 'today and Sunday. Brisk southwesterly winds this afternoon. Highs today near 65. Lows tonight near 40. Highs tomorrow near 75. Calgary Regions Sunny today and Sunday. Highs today 65 to 70. Lows tonight near 40. Highs tomorrow near 70. Columbia Kootenay Regions Today and Sunday, sunny with a few cloudy periods. Highs both days 65 to 70. Lows tonight near 40. East of Continental Divide Sunny and warmer today and Sunday. Strong southwest winds along the east slopes of the rockies by Sunday afternoon. Highs today 65 to 75. Lows tonight in the 40s. Highs Sunday mostly 70s. West of Continental Divide Sunny today and Sunday. Warmer today and tonight. Highs mostly 70s. Lows tonight 35 to 45. CALGARY (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said Friday he does not believe Ethiopian guerrillas who captured two Canadian helicopter pilots and their passengers intended to harm them. He said in a telephone inter- view from Edmonton that the Canadian government has no direct contact with guerrillas of the Eritrean Liberation Front (E.L.F.) but is working through the Ethiopian government for their release. The two captured pilots are Don Wederfort, 27, and Grant Wyatt, 30, both of Calgary. Mr. Wederfort is president of CanWest Aviation Ltd. of Calgary and Mr. Wyatt is a company pilot. Mr. Wederfort and four geologists were captured by the guerrillas when their helicopter was forced down by a storm March 26. The Wyatt party was seized by the guerrillas Monday while on a mission to obtain the Wederfort party's release. "We have heard rumors of a Mr. Sharp said. "But no demands have been made. I do not believe the guerrillas intend to harm these men but we have no idea what they expect to gain from their capture." The minister said one of the main problems is that "we have no channel of communication open to referring to problems caused by a strike by Ethiopian telecommunications workers. Ritchie Waterers Stock WatMvrs that supply fresh water to stock at all tinws winter or summer. Get them now at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Conns HirtiwifBoi 1202 PHM 328-1141 Fitness plans for workers to be aired OTTAWA (CP) Two na- tional conferences will be called in the fall to discuss fitness programs for employees of large firms, Health Minister Marc Lalonde said Friday The minister said the first would be a federal-provincial conference in which Ottawa would propose to the provinces means of developing and implementing fitness programs for employees of large concerns. "We hope that industry will be prepared to join us this fall to discuss this important sub- ject and to see how programs like these can best be imple- mented on a national Mr. Lalonde told the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Mr. Lalonde said 80 per cent of Canadians "are completely inactive. It is therefore little wonder that the recent study carried out by Nutrition Canada revealed that over half the adult population is overweight." A Calgary newspaper got through to Addis Ababa by long-distance telephone Friday and spoke briefly to Rose Wederfort, wife of the president. Mrs. Wederfort said she will remain in Ethiopia until her husband is released. "I know that everything that can be done is being said-Mrs. Wederfort, who has been in the Ethiopian capital since her husband's capture. "Don is alive. I have had two letters from him." Jonathan Pridie, CanWest vice-president, left for Addis Ababa Thursday following confirmation from the external affairs department of the latest incident. Mr. Sharp said the Wyatt party was apparently flying to the guerrillas to obtain the Wederfort party's release but was "double-crossed." Mr. Pridie said that at the time of Mr. Wyatt's capture, Mr. Wyatt was supposed to be in the safer, southern part of the African country. The guer- rillas are in the northern prov- ince of Eritrea. Both helicopters were on oil-survey missions for Tenneco Oil Co. of Houston, Tex., when seized. Mr. Pridie said before his departure that Tenneco had arranged a rendezvous with the guerrillas. Mr. Sharp said the Canadian, U.S. and Ethiopian governments all believed Tenneco had "good contact" with the guerrillas. "For this reason we were happy to let the release be ar- ranged Mr. Sharp said. By KEN POLE OTTAWA (CP) A federal immigration department official said Friday it is unlikely that Quebec will succeed in its bid to have authority over all immi- gration to that province. The spokesman, who asked that he not be named, said that despite talks between Immigration Minister Robert Andras and his Quebec counterpart, Jean Bienvenue, there may be insurmountable constitutional and practical obstacles. "What some Quebec people want is veto power over the admission of he said in an interview. The talks, described as "delicate, to say the have been sidelined for the duration of the election campaign, "but they were going very well because Ottawa was well-disposed to them." The official said one practical obstacle was "how could Quebec control immigrants that go first to another province and then move to He suggested that the federal government would do all it could to ensure that the province has as much say as is possible in the choice of immi- grants. The reason Quebec wants veto power over immigrants is the government's mounting concern over the continually high proportion of English- speaking immigrants going to the province. Premier Robert Bourassa revealed earlier this week that the province wants to limit the number of Anglophone immigrants. "If we want to reduce the number of English-speaking immigrants, I don't see why the federal government would be upset." he said, describing the immigrant question as being "at the heart of the language problem for Quebec." Mr. Bienvenue, at the same meeting with Quebec City Lib- erals, said that Ottawa as well as Quebec is worried about Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Daylight Time (Alberta) opening and closing times: Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coulte open 24 hoars; Del Bonita a.m. to 5 p m.; Kingsgate open 24 hoars; PorthiH-Rylcerts 7 a.m. onli! 1! p.m.; Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pass. HARDLITE LENSES... Maximum protection lor Children who wear Glasses J Shatterproof for eye protection. lighter on Iheir faces. Only half trie weight ol ordinary Jenses. warranty against eye injury. Available in all prescriptions. OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. the in light of the fact that Quebec's birth rate has declined drastically in the last 10 years. As an example of the kind of cooperation that has gone on between the two levels of gov- ernment, Ottawa has given Quebec a copy of its computer files on all immigrants to Canada. The official scoffed at pub- lished reports that "leaked" government figures showed the proportion of immigrants to Quebec, speaking English only or English as well as French, was 53.37 per cent in the first nine months of 1973. Pure Anglophones comprised 41.98 per cent of this. "The figures are as secret as the telephone he said. This was substantiated by a check in Hansard, the official record of the Commons, which showed figures for previous years are a matter of public record. In 1972, 40 per cent of immi- grants who listed Quebec as their destination spoke only English while 14.7 per cent spoke both English and French. The proportion speaking only French was 14.5 per cent while the remaining 30.8 per cent spoke another language. POSSESS ACUTE SENSES Owls possess the most acute sense of' hearing and vision among all birds. Cocaine ring smashed SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Questions of reducing bond for three Canadians jailed here were remanded Friday to the U.S. magistrate. The three are in the Spokane county-city jail in connection with what federal agents say is an international cocaine smuggling conspiracy. Christopher J. Stafford, 24, with addresses in Vancouver and Calgary, was being held on bond, while Craig D. Pittman, 25, Calgary, and Blair L. Scarratt, 26, Vancouver, were being held on bond each. The three, arrested in San Francisco but moved to Spokane to face charges in eastern Washington, bring to 20 the number of persons arrested in Bolivia, San Francisco, Seattle, Montana and Spokane in the case, said Asst. U.S. Ally. James B. Crum. UNITED MOTORS POLAR BEAR SPECIALS Now On, Buy Any New 1974 Car, And We Include Air Conditioning FREE AMC Gremlin Ask us about the exclusive American Motors Buyer Protection Plan UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. 302 3rd Phone 327-2805 A MAN'S WORLD OF FASHION HAS A FflTHCR'S DRY ONE OLYMPIC LOTTERY Ticket With the Purchase of Any SPORT COAT IN STOCK HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A IT PAYS TO SHOP AT... 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