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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI IHHBR1DGB HERAID Friday, 1, 1973 Flood threat NEW CHIEF Industry Minister Jean-Luc Pepin chats Mrs. Sylvia Ostry who took over as head of Statistics Canada. Mr. Pepin is the minister responsible for Ihe agency. Mrs. Ostry is former director of the Economic Council of Canada. (CP Wirephoto} Miller among Alta. MLAs to attend 'Peg parley EDMONTON (CP) Six members of the Alberta legis- lature were named Thursday night as the province's repre- sentatives to the 1072 con- ference of the Canadian Com- monwealth Parliamentary As- sociation. The conference Is scheduled Aug. 27 Sept, 1 at Winnipeg. The three government mem- bers are John Ashton monton John Batiuk (PC Vegreville) and Calvin Lee (PC Calgary McKnight) whils the three opposition members are Bob Clark Olds Doug Miller (SC Taber Warner) and Henry Iluste (SC Wain- wrighlX The delegates were selected In a draw after the House ad- journed for the night. They be- came the Alberta branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to which each member of the legislature be- longs. Jack Cooksnn (PC La- combe) tarlier was named the jrovince's representative to llv 972 World Commonwealth 'arliamentary Association con erence in the African na ion ot Malawi. LEB. R. Noon to Midnight JUNE 10 Fluorides available 1973 in EDMONTON (CP) Albert, will continue to supply 1 o c a nealth units with fluoride sup piemen ts lor another year, Ne Crawford, minister ot healt and social development, to! the legislature Thursday. In a reply to C. K. Frenc (SC Hanna Mr. Craw ford said the supplement pr gram will continue indeEinitely f o r communities that don't have their own municipal water supply, who get their water (rom contractors. Municipalities have had the option for several years of de- ciding whether they want flu- oridated drinking water. For persons in communities that have rejected fluoridation by plebiscite, supplements are available through their local health units. eases VANCOUVER (CP) The flood threat along the Similka- iiecn Ktver In British Colum- lia's southern interior eased 'hursday and attention switch- si to the upper and lower eaches of the Fraser liiver. The rising Fraser flooded ome low lying areas near rinco George in central B.C. and in the Fraser Valley east if here, but there was no indi- cation of any major crisis as fet. Several families were report- ed evacuated in the Langley area 25 miles east of here and armors were moving livestock Uglier ground, but Ian raulkner, secretary of the emergency flood control com- mittee, said the situation had not reached the emergency stage. Areas of CoStonwood Island, a low lying suburb of Prince George situated at Ihe junction of the B'raser and Netch'ako Rivers, and of South For! George, another suburb, suffer- ed some minor flooding. No evacuations were reported and property damage apparently was minor. Mines Minister Frank Rich- ter paid a short visit Thursday to the interior community of Keremeos, centre of an area about 200 miles east of here which has suffered flooding since Monday. Mr. Richter met with Kere- meos Mayor Stan Pollard and other village officials to discuss the situation, which has eased considerably since the Simllka- meen and its tributary streams caused some evacuations and property damage earlier in the. week. The easing of the flood threat along the Similkamecn brought relief to hundreds ot weary work crews, many of them vol- unteers, who hauled gravel and filled sandbags to shore up weak points in the system o! dikes protecting centres such as Princeton, Hedley and Caw ston. Most property damage was caused by water seeping through the dikes. New Bennett plan: keep money home KELOWNA (CP) Premier W. A. C. Bennett announced Thursday the provincial gov- ernment will cancel succession DECKER A doubledecker bus is unloaded oft Vancouver Thursday after a trip from Liverpool. Four of Ihe vehicles are being shipped to Victoria, bringing cily's doubledecker tolal to nine. (CP Wirephoto) Flying Phil drives like maniac' Stupid awyers noticed KAMJ.OOPS.B.C. (CP) An RCMP officer said rehabilita- tion minister Phil Gaglardi drove like "a bloody maniac" as the British Columbia cabinet cavalcade sped here from Prince George. The unidentified officer made the blunt comment after Mr. Gaglardi, passing a truck on a lull, refused to pull over for an oncoming car and forced it off the road. "I was born dangerous, I live dangerous and I'm going to die the minister said when asked Thursday about his driving. Attorney-general Leslie Pet- erson admitted he was concern- ed about the speed with which Premier W. A. C. Bennett and his cabinet ere driving on a tour of the province. About four vehicles were passing the truck when another car came around the curve. In- stead of pulling in behind the truck, Mr. Gaglardi acceler- ated his rented car and passed it, forcing the oncoming car to the shoulder of the road in a cloud of dust and gravel. "Convoys are a dangerous way of Mr. Peter- son said later. not that Canadians are poorer9 Drain on land act revamping Schreyer sidesteps adroitly WINNIPEG (CP) The pos- sibility of Premier Ed Schreyer touching off an explosive battle on the long-standing question of tax aid to Manitoba's denomina- tional schools was diminished Thursday when the premier moved to refer the matter to a legislative committee. The New Democratic Parly premier, a staunch proponent ol such aid, cited a need for more public information on the sub- ject in placing before the legis- lature a resolution asking for an all-party committee to study the thorny issue. The move, condemned by the Opposition Conservatives as an attempt by the premier to sluf off responsibility, follows months of speculation abou how Mr. Schreyer would dea with the Issue in the face o strong opposition from within the ranks of his own party. Manitoba's 50-odd private am denominational schools now an without direct tax aid, althougl under a shared-services pro- gram Implemented in 1965 they are allowed use of certain aval' able public school facilities. Mr. Schreyer vowed last yea to have the matter dealt with b the legislature in its curren session, and It was expecte that a private member's bill o resolution proposing Immedial broadening of aid would b forthcoming. THE PROVINCIALS TRIO PREACHING MIRACLE RESTORATION REVIVAL Hear Joyful Singing. See Ihe gift of the Holy Spirit In operation. Receive your healing or deliverance. A deeper life ministry for Christians. LUTHERAN CHURCH 6005 501k Street, Tober TONIGHT THRU SUNDAY, JUNE 2-4 Nightly at B p.m. Sunday at 7 p.m. fnleraanomTnational Evaryona Is Invited Travelaire. The Total Travel Trailer. There's no limit to summer, and winler fun with Travrelaire. Choose from five oxdlinR "La lolla" models from fifteen to twenty-two feet. All have loxv-profile design for belter towing safety ami greater gas mileage. All offer lolal luxury for year-round use. First sec Trnvclalru the Tolal Travel Trailer. Neonex Leisure I.M.. 1055 Hatting! SlEflBt. Vancouver I. Hrillsh Columbia. 1'ir.lnry EncallnnE: Edmnntnn MiH ReH neer. AlScrls Wlnkler. Minlubi Wixxlilock Arnprior. JASPER (CP) Lawyers "om two provinces Thursday alked at the suggestion they required to participate in ompulsory retraining and dis- ayed sharp differences on the ubject of specialization within ,e profession. It was a panel discussion at he meeting of the B.C. and Al- ert a branches of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law odelies of Alberta and B.C. More than 800 persons are attending. Sholto Hebenon ol Vancouver said it is academic to talk about getting rid o! incompetent law- when there is no rigorous system for testing students when they enter the profession A member of the audience asked what would be the sub- ject matter for retraining :ourses, suggesting that many lawyers tend to restrict their activities to one area of the law and could not be expected to tafce a general refresher course. Bob Guile of Vancouver said specialization does exist and the problem is providing the in- formation to t h e public and controlling the specialists. says Ltram on By GflEG McINTYRE Legislative Bureau EDMONTON It would be Illegal for non-Canadians to buy public land in Alberta under a bill sent to a legislative com- mittee for study Thursday. The bill an amendment to the Public Lands Act if ap- proved by the committee on for- eign ownership and passed Into law, would limit both the sale and resale of crown land, cur- rently estimated at two-thirds of tha province. The proposal was hailed by both sides of the legislature as a significant step to meet growing public concern about foreign particularily Ameri- can control of land and in- dustry in Canada. However, at least one MLA felt the measure Is already too lati Ron Ghitter, (PC Calgary said "nearly eveiy major block of commercia property in downtown Calgary 'or instance, is already owner. foreign capital mainly Dutch and British." Mr. Ghitter, a member of the foreign own ership committee declined to speculate whethe the bill will be followed b; measures to prohibit the sale o private and, as well as publl land. Announcing the bill In th House, Lands and Forests Min Ister Allan Warrack said th foreign ownership issue is noi in the hands of the commi tee headed by Julia COMING JUNE 10 LEB. R. o z 1 a k, (PC Edmonton to report back to he legislature by Spring 1973. Outside the House, Dr. War- ack said there is a strong feei- ng among Albertans that the resent public lands "the >est recreation lands are pub- c" must be kept in the ands of Canadians. Current government policy rohibils the sale of crown land 3 non-Canadians but does not mit its resale by Canadians to oreigners. If passed, the bill would write nto law the prohibition on both he sale and resale ot public and to non-Canadians. Charles Drain (SC Pincher Creek-Crowsnest) praised the ill. "Thcra should be some In- lucements such as the bill for lanadians, some priority given Canadian he said. "'It's not that Canadians are poorer, but that Americans are :o much more numerous and lave so much more capital." More measures protecting and encouraging Canadian con- :rol of the local economy will be required in the future as the pressures of American mone; and population on Alberta In creases, he said. Ted Hinman, (SC Card foresaw no problems. "It Is not hi said, "and tl concerns publii land, so people won't be corn plaining about restrictions on their chances to sell land high prices." utles and gift taxes at the next ess ion of the legislature In or- er to build up capital in ands of British Columbians. As part of a five-point flnan- ial assistance program which e referred to as the Kelowna Jharter 1072, the premier an- lounced a provincial supple- mentary allowance to senior ilizens. In addition, there will be an ncrease in B.C. social assls- ance benefits to people who are handicapped through age, mental or physical disability. Mr. Bennett also said the minimum wage scale In the province will be Increased from ;1.50 an hour but he did not .pecify by how much. Speaking to a luncheon of Kelowna Chamber of Com- merce, he said social assis- ance to high school- end uni- versity-aged youth for training on the job through an employ- ees' subsidy will be instituted >y the government sharing in .he payment of wages and sal- aries. The premier also talked about the government's an- nounced intention to form i new crown corporation, the B.C. Development Corp., which will supply 1 o w-interest loans For the processing of farm products and secondary manu- facturing. Mr. Bennett's announcement ended several days of specula- tion over just what he would speak on in his home riding during the current cabinet tour of B.C., FIND VEHICLE PUNMCHY, Bask.