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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ IHE LEIMDRIDGE HERAll) Wednesday, June 3, 1970 ions OTTAWA (CP) Encouraged by assurances of government action on war veterans' pen- sions and armed with a new Minister Jean-Andes Diibo. that speech, Mr. Dubc said the federal government plans to go ahead next year on white paper membership scheme, the Royal proposals for revised benefits dian Legion's 23rd national for war veten Tans. Legion President Robert Ko- haly previously stated the while paper was a "watered down" version of the sp.eeial Woods committee report which pro- posed benefits that would bring an additional to vet- erans. CHANGE MOOD There was "no way the Le- gion would accept" the white paper proposals, he said. But mittee would produce results in its recommendations to the House of Commons. Mr. Francis also said the re- port would be "consistent" wiii pension proposals mentionec Monday by Veterans Affairs Canadian Lcgio convention digs into a huge pile of resolutions today. Expected to receive special attention are committee recom- mendations on such contentious matters as draft dodgers, the Vietnam war, the Dominion Day holiday, and hospital programs. Tuesday the delegates heard IIP Lloyd Francis Ottawa of the Commons veterans affairs com- mittee, assure them his com-1 after Mr. Francis's assurances the convention UHM appeared to soften and delegates gave Mr. Francis a standing ovation. Later by an unusual secret ballot, delegates and proxle: voted to for a mea- sure which would allow non-vct- orans into the legion as affiliate members. Much of the session had been spent on debating the proposal. The Ontario and Pacific sec- tions generally favored the scheme. The executive had pressed for acceptance in order to help the organization survive. Opponents claimed it was a move by the national executive to get more fluids from provin- cial commands and individual branches. Legion branches now are allowed to admit non-vet- eran "club members" whose dues do not go to national head- quarters. Mr. Kohaly said the closeness of the vote means the national executive must implement the measure slowly over the next two years. Military Rejected By Expo '70 J TORONTO (CP) Japan's opposition to military displays has caused Ontario to cancel one of its scheduled events at Expo '70, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Went Dowell, director of special projects for the de- partment of trade and com- merce, said the government has dropped plans to fly iiO militia bandsmen and 70 members of the Fort Henry guard to Expo '70 at Osaka, Japan, He -aid in an Interview the cancellation was partially due to the [act japan has ren- ounced all aggressive military force and had indicated it did not want the c e r e m o n i a 1 routine of the Fort Henry guard. Mr. Dowell said the govern- ment also had been unable to line up a charter flight for 130 men in time for the July 16 Ontario Day ceremonies. "And legally there's no way we could have taken into Japan the powder they he added. The Fort Henry guard is composed of university stu- dents dressed in 19th century uniforms who entertain tour- ists visiting Fort Henry in Kingston, Ont. Also losing out on the trip are 25 bandsmen of the Queen's Own Rifles and 35 members of the 48th High- landers of Canada pipe and drum band. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-409.5 Vacation In Spain For tie Gaulle COLOMBEY LES DEUX EGLISES (Reuters) Former French president Charles de Gaulle and his wife left his country home today for a vaca- tion abroad. The general is believed to be heading for Spain wliere he might spend about 20 days. He has remained in seclusion at his eastern France country home for most of the time since he stepped down from the presi- dency April 28, 1969. Last June, he went to Ireland for a vacation. COMPOSER ILL MOSCOW (AP) Composer Dmitri Shostakovich is improv- ing under treatment in western Siberia for an ailment that crip- pled Ms wrists and legs, Tass reported Tuesday. The ailment was not identified. The Soviet news agency said the 63-year- old composer had been unable ;o play the piano and found it increasingly difficult to walk until he was treated by a spe- cialist at Kurgan. BREEZY GRADUATE After four years of, university studies, most students' thoughts turn to quick getaways. Sherry Dinsmore, 23, makes her exit with a degree in nursing from the University of Toronto. Her escort is Bill Hudson, 28. Strikes Plagu VANCOUVER (CP) Air Canada Tuesday obtained a British Columbia Supreme Court injunction banning pick- eting at approaches to Vancou- ver International Airport by striking members of the Office and Technical Employees Union who disrupted sendee for two days. Ron Bone, president of the union which represents more than 60 employees of Hertz, Tilden and Avis car rental agencies here, said Hertz has told the union's New York of- fice it will accept a three-year contract retroactive to last No- vember. Bone said the contract pro- vides1 for a 26 per cent wage increase over three years. He hopes it will provide a basis for settlement with the 40 employees of the other two firms, on strike for a first agreement since Jan. 15. A delegation from the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades (union) Council will meet with Labor Minister Peterson in Vic- toria Friday to see if construc- tion can be resumed at schools and hospitals during the lock- out-strike involving 10 unions. Council secretary Ed Fay said Tuesday the action was1 prompted by the carpenters' union because work on 45 hospitals is being held up. 'The lockout may be fair enough in a labor dispute, but if we had gone out on strike, would not have struck schools or he said. Peterson tried two weeks ago to get the lockout imposed in April by the- Constt action La- bor Relations Association lifted1, but the CLHA, representing 600 contractors, refused, saying its action was the result of fruit- less negotiations. The council says resumption of work on schools and hospi- tals would put about between and men back on the job out of the it said are locked out. The striking Canadian Mer- chant Service Guild and the B.C. Towboat Owners Associa- tion met separately before go- ing into a joint session Tues- day night with federal media- tor William Kelly. Kelly earlier rejected a bid by the Pulp and Paper Work- ers of Canada to take part in the negotiations as an observ- same role taken by Ray Haynes, secretary of the B.C. Federation of Labor; Pat O'Neal, vice-president of the In- ternational Brother hood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers, and Jack Mackenzie, vice-president of the Interna- tional Woodworkers of Ameri- ca. The PPWC sent a wire to federal labor minister B r y c e Mackasey and transport minis- ter Don Jamieson Tuesday ask- ing for equal representation as observers. The union is not affiliated with the Canadian Labor Con- gress as are other unions, in- cluding the guild. It has juris- diction in three pulp mills c. 1 o s e d as the tugboat dispute slowly shuts down the forest industry. An estimated forest workers, as well as the of- ficers and engineers in the guild, have been idled by tug strike which began a month ago. The crucial issue in the dis- pute is manning. The union wants a minimum crew of six on all continuously-operated tugs, eliminating four- and five- man operations. The owners have rejected the demand. Agreement has already been reached for safety in design and coastruction of tugs, ac- commodation and work ing practices. Meanwhile, only about unionists night in turned out Vancouver Tuesday at what was to have been a giant rally sponsored by the Vancouver and New Westminster Labor Council. Bill Mahoney of the U n i t e d Steel Workers of America, a vice president of the CLC, said Prime Minister Trudeau "is determined to put labor in its place, but we will let him know that labor's place is in the forefront of the battle for progress." "And when you have won your fight on the labor front, get ready for a battle on the political he said. W. A. C.) Bennett and his policies have brought more industrial turmoil to B.C. then can be found in any other area of Canada. Labor must do a better job at the ballot box in the future." AI Staley, president of the B.C. Federation of Labor, said he believes Mr. Bennett prom- ised the big employers of the province that it w o u 1 d be an open season on unions after the last election. In Supreme Court chambers Tuesday night, County Court Judge Albert Mackoff refused to hear Air Canada's injunction on an ex parte basis. Terrorists Face Death SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS SUPER SAVERS From THRIFTWAY AYDS Vitamin and Mineral Reducing Plan Reg. 3.55. SPiCIAL 3 flavors. 2.99 SUN TAN LOTION Such famous names as Sea and Ski, Tropic Tan, Bronzelone, etc., etc. FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM Retail Value 3.00................ONLY When you bring your roll of Kodacolor Film to us f developing. V05 Shampoo Reg. 2.29. SPECIAL Rexall Sprciy Insect Repellent Reg. 1.39. SPECIAL THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE Cm. of 200 4.49 REGULAR Ctn of ONLY Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS AT n. to 9 p.m. m :undayj 4vr 1 Holidays VI n. to 4 p.m. Opei and Hi 2p.m. and 7 p.m. lo 9 p.m. "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXAU DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phono BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) Capital punishment was reim-posed in Argentina Tuesday night in a government bid to curb a mounting wave of terrorist attacks and raids climaxed Friday with the kidnapping of former president Pedro Eugenio measure was announced immediately after a nationwide radio and television broadcast by President Juan Carlos On-gania following unconfirmed reports that Aramburu, 63, was shot by his kidnappers in reprisal for the execution 14 years ago of 27 leaders of an against his government. A statement purporting to come from a terrorist organization, which said Sunday night it had abducted the retired army general Friday from his apartment in downtown Buenos Aires, said Aramburu was shot early Monday. Boiuice-In Enlivens Museums Parley NEW YORK (AP) A five-foot-thick street-wide vinyl mattress turned a recep- tion for delegates to a mu- seums convention into a mas- sive bounce-in Tuesday night the dusty image of their institutions may never be the same again. While bemused delegates to the American Association of Museums annual convention looked on, the huge 50-by-5Q- foot mattress was inflated in the street outside the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. The of an exhibition and bearing the title Giant quickly invaded by a crowd of squealing onlookers, who bounced up raid down and rolled around on it. Off one corner of the mat- tress, spectators lined up for hunks of "eatable sculpture" seven-foot-high cake fash- ioned in the likeness of the museum-. It was nibbled to the ground as the evening prog- ressed. The aim of all this, said a museum spokesman, was "to divest the museum of its static, awesome, 'don't-touch1 atmosphere, and infuse it with the spontaneous spirit of real life." The reception was co-spon- sored by the Museum of Mod- ern Art' and the Museum of American Folk Art. All three museums are en the same tree-lined block of Manhat- tan's 53rd Street off Fifth Av- enue. Private Medical Care Offered By CIL EDMONTON group called Citizens for Individual Liberty announced Tuesday it is working to set up a plan tin- der which Alberta residents wishing to drop out of the pro- vincial medical care plan can obtain insurance. Organizers said they want to have a private medical care in- surance plan to offer by July 1 deadline for residents wishing to leave the provincial scheme. Last year the Alberta govern- ment introduced a compulsory medical care insurance plan and this year legislation was approved providing a combined medical-hospital coverage plan v i t h provision to allow those desiring to reject coverage. The CIL group said its plans call for a non-profit company to handle medical and hospital costs similar to the former Medical Sen-ices (Alberta) I n c., doctor operated plan which was abandoned last year when the original provincial plan was established. Tern W. Wannion, an Kdmon- ton businessman and CIL vice- chairman, said the group is op- posed only to the compulsory aspect of medical care insur- ance, not the principle. Mr. Mannion said if 500 fami- lies joined a private scheme it could be economically viable. Dr. A. Geoffrey Dawraut of Edmonton, CIL, chairman, said private coverage will cost more, "but sometimes we have to pay an extra price for our freedom." Premiums paid into the gov- ernment-o p e r a t e d scheme cover about 20 per cent of the total cost of the plan while the remainder comes from general revenue, which makes taxes, he said. Dr. Dawrant said that an Al- berta resident "opting out" of the scheme therefore still would be paying for Ihe government plan through taxes. The CIL group was f o r m ed when the provincial plan went into effect last July 1. Mr. Mannion said the group was particularly opposed to the government attitude when in- troducing the program. The So- cial Credit Party campaigned in the 1907 provincial general election against it, saying it would never by introduced on a compulsory basis. Then they re- versed their stand, he said. Reid Forecasts Rough Period For Tele Suffie Blast By JOHN MIKA llcarld Ottawa Bureau O'lTAWA A mushroom cloud will bloom again over the Suffield defence research esta- blishment next month when scientists touch oft a million- pound charge of dynamite. Code named "dial the operation will provide test data through more than 100 simultaneous experiments by almost 300 scientists from Can- ada, the U.S., Britain and Aus- tralia. The denotation Is planned for July 23 but the dale is variable, depending on weather condi- tions, to ensure that shock waves won't rebound off cloud cover to shatter windows in Medicine Hat, 26 miles away. Depending on the wind, Med- icine Hat residents may hear the kiloton discharge. They are certain, however, to see the mushroom cloud produced by the equivalent of a tactical nu- clear bomb blast. Lctlibridge won't hear, see or feel the blast. Dail pack is the Ihird iiOO- lon-TNT denotation in the Suf- field station's M years of blast experiments. The. others were in the summers ft lflii'1 aaid 1908. This year's experiments will involve some 130 Canadian sci- entists, including faculty from the universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and western On- tario, approximately the same number from the U.S. and a few from both Eritan and Aus- tralia. The defence reasearch board announcement said their exper- iments will measure air blast, ground shock, cratering, ther- mal pulses, sound wave propa- gation, meteorology, electro- magnetic field, gravity and seismic waves. In addition, both military and civilian structures, equipment and man-like dummies will be stationed at various distances to determine their responses. Crop Outlook In Alberta Improves After Rainfall EDMONTON gen- eral crop outlook in Alberta has improved following wide- spread rainfall last week, the Alberta Wheat Pool said Tues- day. The pool, in its weekly crop report, said seeding progress in southern areas was affected by the dry soil conditions and un- less more rain arrives much of the unseeded land will be left for summerfallow. Pasture and hayland is par- ticularly dry. The Pool said more than 50 per cent of the wheat now has been sown, an increase of 26 per c e n t durJng the last week while just under 50 per cent of rapeseed has been seeded and about two-thirds of all other crops. Top soil moisture conditions now stand at 82 per cent p[ capacity while sub-soil mois- ture is at 30 per cent of ca- pacity. Crop growth has been slow but is germinating evenly !n most areas. Early seeded crops are up to five inches high and generally are in good condi- tion. GENERAL WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 82 ABOVE 19-00 ZERO AT SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lethbridge Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Edmonton Banff........ Calgary...... Peace River Prince George Vancouver Penticton........93 Prince Albert 88 Saskatoon....... 87 Swift Current 85 Regina..........82 Winnipeg........73 Thunder Bay.....67 SYNOPSIS Clear skies are again allow- ing tempera tures to climb quickly into the 80s and low 90s over all of Alberta today as a large mass of dry tropical type air remains stationary over the forecast regions. However, departure of this extremely warm air is expect- ed from the northwest on Thursday behind a weather sys- tem which should move across the north overnight. Some showers or thunder- showers may be expected along the leading edge of the cooler air but the cooling will not reach most southern and cen- tral areas until Thursday eve- ning and should allow another hot day in this region. FORECASTS Lcthbridgc, Medicine Hat- Sunny and hot today and Thursday becoming a little cooler late Thursday after- noon. Light winds. Low-higli Leihbridge 55 85; Medicine Hat (10-90. Kootenay, Columbia Sunny and very warm today. Sunny Thursday morning, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a few isolated showers in the eve- ning. Winds light. Coo 1 e r Thursday. Low tonight and high Thursday at Cranbrook, 50 and 80; Castlegar 52 and 80. Finest Steel Farm Buildings Ever Made THE BEHtEN CURVET No building of equal qualify can match tha low tost of clear span Curvets. Channel- J ridged steel panels bolt to- gether quickly in o rugged, weather tight shell. Clear ipon models in from 26' lo a spacious 48'. Park the biggest machinery with olenty of turn-around room. Use for low cost grain storage. Makes an ideal warehouse, auditorium, etc. Suit value today In ileel buildings. Wo do NOT HIGH PRESSURE sell. BEWARE OF SAIESMEN TEAMS you do not KNOW. We refund deposits up lo 4 days after you sign on order, Write us for our list of nearly 500 satisfied owners of steel 'buildings purchased from us. NO OBUGATION. Mony designs and siies of steel buildings Convex, Flattop, Straighlwall, etc, If you ign afford lo build you ton afford "Behlen" WRITE Oft PHONE TODAY GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA VJSIOll JASPKK iCPi The ebair-1 nets, he said. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS m a n of the Commons broad- casting committee disagreed Tuesday wiUV the limitations on microwave relay of cable tele- vision imposed by the Canadian radio-television commission. The chairman. Liberal WP John Reid of Kenora Rainy River, said he dees not licve he will be able to with- stand the "tremendous" public pressure for increased access to cable TV. Cable systems should be nl- j lowed to bring into Canada available United States chan- there. 'Hie capacity was Gregor of CKCO-TV Kitchener, i Ont., said if private broadcast- Mr. Reid, addressing (lie an- nual meeting of the Western Association of Broadcasters, predicted the Canadian televi- sion industry is in for a "mis- erable, rough and compelive" transitional period. PRODUCTION Many of the marginal sta- tions would be out of business. A new pmphosis would be on pnxluciion of tlieir delivery, CAIi president programs, William not ing is to make a continuing and effective contribution in tliis new competitive climate, it must be given freedom. Mr. Reid said the CRTC's position seemed to be that it will offer protection to estab- lished broadcasters if they will produce C a n a dian programs. But he thought Ihp trends fa- voring ci'.ble TV will persist in spite of the CRTC's attempt to protect the private broadenst- ing industry, All highways in the Leth- j bridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway I Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is mostly bare and in good con- dition. Banff to Kevelstoke is I bare and in good condition. Motroists are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Creston Salmo highway is bare and in good condition. Mo- lorisls ate asked lo watch for fallen roek, deer and caribou. Snow tires or chains are no longer required when travelling in any mountain area. Tiierc is a 75 per cent restric- tion en the following highway: Highway 61 from the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost and one mile south of Foremost to Manyberries. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 2-1 hours; Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain ft a.m. lo 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; B.C., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.C., 2-1 hours; Porlbill-Hykcrts !l a.m. to midnight! Ijogaa Purs, rloswl. ;