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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGI HERAID Tuesday, Manufacturers very well satisfied EDMONTON (CP) The Ca-1 radian Manufacturers' Associa- tion was told Monday Hi at rte- spite better relations with gov- ernment "it would be naive to feel that Ottawa and the prov- inces are fully confinced of the over-all needs of the manufac- turing industry." J. C. Whitelaw, the associa- tion's executive vice-president and general manager, said in Ids report to the association's 101st annual meeting which ends today: "There is a paramount need to evolve a concerted industrial policy which assures as far as it can be assured an en- couraging economic climate at tractive to investment and to strong industrial expansion." During the last year, said Mr. Whitelaw, the association has had its share of disappoint- ments and successes. The concerns of Ihe associa- tion were "dramatically ac- knowledged to our satisfaction last month in the first budget o! the new minister of he said. "Nevertheless, o n balance we have had more reason to be pleased than disappointed since major items of legislation embracing such matters as in come tax reforms, competition policy, labor code amendments corporate tax policies have al been modified this past year. "And the case of foreign own ership, introduced in moderat' form, Is a cause, along with thi modifications, a cause for sonv satisfaction hut certainly no for complacency." In the report, Mr. Whitelaw said measures will have to h implemented that will improv the viability of the manufactur Ing industry If Canada's port policy in the 1970s Is t broaden and deepen globa markets. "In fact, the 1972 federal bud get will do much to bring abou the required Improvements." Zimmer sentenced on stabbing Anton 7immer, charged wit the attempted murder of lu estranged wife during an Inc dent April 6 at the Miner' Library Club, was sentenced three years in jail when 1 pleaded guilty this morning Alberta Supreme Court here. The incident took place dur Ing a dance when Zimmer a tacked his wife with a pocke knife. She was In hospilal for month with wounds to her fai and throat, tfr. Whilelaw said that de- ite the concern of Canadian porters over the effects of the nited Stales, surtax Imposed August, exports the U.S. >se to S12 billion, an increase 1971 of more than 10 per cent ver the previous year. "It remains a matter of con- however that Canada's iare of the global market has een decliiung during the last ecade." In 1971, exports to the United flngdom were down by 8.3 per ent from 1970, to Japan, down y 2.7 per cent, to the Euro- can economic Community, own by 8.G per cent, and to her Commonwealth and pre- erential countries, down by 10.2 er cent. The decision of Britain to oln the European Community ill mean in effect that the resent preferences in trade jetwecn Canada and Britain ill be gradually phased oul vor the next several years, aid Mr. Whitelaw. The associalion believes thai Canada should maintain and, if ossible, strengthen trade rela- -ions with Australia, New Zea- and, the British West Indies, nd other members of the Com- monwealth. The associalion attaches con- iderable importance to the iced for an early settlement of lie trade irritanls currently inder negotiations between the U.S. and Canada. Basic economic ills will remain ANTI-APARTHEID DEMONSTRATIONS Police, wielding slicks, charge a group of students demonstrating against the racial policies of the South African government Monday outside the Sr. Mary's Cathedral in Johannesburg. Police afso clashed with demonstrating students in Cape Town. (AP Wlrepholo by Cable from Johannesburg) Kennedys gather lor anniversary WASHINGTON (API; More nan 100 Kennedys, friends and followers gathered on the gran- te terrace at the grave of Rob- ert F. Kennedy today to remem- ber him with prayers, flowers and songs on the fourth anniver- sary of his death. Many who came for the hour- long folk mass hade their way ihrough the early-morning mist lo the grave of President John F. Kennedy several hundred feet away. The mass began with guitar and singers who sent the notes of We Shall Overcome and The Battle Hymn of the Republic over the somber reaches of Ar- lington National Cemetery across the Potomac from the federal city. It was Juno S four years ago, in another presidential election year, that the New York senator was shot shortly after he was declared winner of California's presidential primary. He died the next day, June 6. PO busiru in wake c By PAUL JACKSON Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Postmaster General Jean-Pierre Cote told the House of Commons Tuesday that the federal post office won't lose one letter in business because of the Alberta provincial government's reorganization of its internal mail service between Calgary and is unc Alta. su The post office never had the business in the first place, he claimed. "The fact are that the different Alberta government departments were hiring different couriers to transport their mail between the two cities. The government has now decided to reorganize and hire the services of only one courier. Tlierefore, we will not lose any business. Ditch proved service between the two cities so that the Canada Post Dffice could get the business. He also wanted to know whether restoration of the six-day week mail delivery had been offered. Mr. Cote said his officials had met with the Alberta government to determine ways Ottawa could assist that province's don-Souris) brought the matter up in the Commons. He said the Alberta government's internal mail service between Edmonton and Calgary would save Alberta and, obviously, lost the Canada Post Office Not so, said Mr. Cote. He said his department had Investigated the situation and found the post office would nol lose any business because of the Alberta move. is just a matter of reorganiza- tion within the Alberta govern- ment." What's more, said Mr. Cote, the federal government's postal service between the two cities is excellent. Assured next-day de- livery mail is working at 88 per cent efficiency. Jlr. Dinsdale, the Opposition postal critic, then asked whether the postmaster-genera] had approached government and the Alberta offered im- needs. Alberta had shown an in- terest in the federal services. However, he pointed out, the Alberta government service only operates its own service four days a than the federal service now available. The Alberta government says Its new Edmonton-Calgary serv- ice for government mail will not only save taxpayers a year, hut will actually be much swifter than previous arrange- ments. By DAVE THOMAS OTTAWA (CP) Govern, ment legislation to scrutinize foreign takeovers of Canadian industry was denounced Mon- day by former cabinet minister Eric Kierana, the latest in a group of prominent Liberals to criticize the bill as an inade- quate response to growing for- eign domination of the economy. Mr. Kierans, former president of the Montreal and Canadian exchanges, said he would vote for the bill because "it is a small step forward, and some- thing is better than nothing." In so doing, he was echoing other Liberal MPs, who last week expressed reservations about the legislation. Mr. Kierans resigned from the cabinet just over a year ago he was communications min- disagreement with gov- ernment economic policies, in- cluding its treatment of for- eign-owned firms. His Commons speech Monday was one of the last in the four- day second-reading debate on the bill, which would require cabinet approval of certain for- eign Investments in domestical- ly-controlled companies. FORCE FORMAL VOTE A formal roll-call vole on a motion to tend the bill to the Commons finance committee for detailed scrutiny was forced late Monday night by the New Democrats, who achieved a loud defeat of the motion in a voice vote. The formal vote has been scheduled for tonight. Mr. Kierans said the legisla- tion was a creation of jet-set bureaucrats whose interests and associations were the same as those of the senior executives of and in our very large federal departments. "It Is understandable: They belong to the same jet set. "I do not mean the watering holes of the world, but rather the same international confer- ences in the Genevas, the Tok- yos, the Parises or the Washing- tons." DOESN'T TREAT ILLS The bill, he said, did nothing to treat basic economic ills suf- fered by Canada by directing Itself lo individual consideration of specific takeover proposals. Foreign-owned shares in tha domestic economy increased at a faster rate than the gross na- tional economy and Canada, If it did not act decisively, would soon reach the point of no re- turn. The situation already had reached, to a very great extent, "the position where we can only pay our deficit on merchandise trade and capital account by selling of more and more oi our own property." The solution was not a policy directed at examination of a particular merger or takeover between two particular firms. 'It demands the integration o! our fiscal policy, our monetary policy, our commercial trade policy, our exchange rata pol icy. I do not think anyone can rightfully claim that thi. bill even comes close to ap- large multinational corpora- tlons. It was n deputy ministers' bill, not one inspired by cabinet ministers in touch with the problems of fanners or small businessmen, he said. "The conjunction here, the meeting of the minds here in Ottawa, is between the bureau- crats in the large corporations proaching tho real problem. I conies close to discouragini new foreign investment, but i does not discourage new invest ment of its own accord." But Mr. Kierans's conlentioi that the legislation was bette than nothing was challenged b NDP financial critic Max Salts man. Mr. Bailsman (Waterloo) sal the only .urgency involved i consideration of the bill was th government's desire for a show piece answer to the ownershl issue. hopeful worst is over I would like to suggest to ou that it is not belter than he said. "It is worse than nothing slm- ly because it Is an attempt la cfuse this whole issue of for- ign ownership in Canada with bill lhat will not accomplish any tiling at all." In fact, he said, the govern- ment already had more power o limit foreign takeovers than ha bill it chose o use it. He cited government lockage of U.S. takeover at- erupts on Home Oil and on Mines as proof that author- ty already existed. Mr. Salts man admitled his tarty, committed to oppose tha illl because of Its weakness, aced a dilemma since Ihey were at the same time unitedly determined to do something about foreign ownership. But NDP differences did not compare with the tragic di- emma confronting Liberals concerned about the issue. PRESENTS MOTION Mr. Saltsman inlroduced motion to kill the bill and ask he government to establish an ndependent review body to con- trol all foreign investment. It was ruled out of order by Dep- uty Speaker Russell C. Honey mberl Olher New Democrats joined the attack repeating charges that the legislation was de- signed to avoid offending the giant multinational corpora- tions would force them to serve the interests of their host coun- tries, said William Knight (NDP Jolm Burton (NDP Reginn East) said the pale and cautious government approach to owner- ship control was due to its feu of disturbing the 95 that fed its campaign fund. Today's vole on the motion to send the bill to the finance corn- mi t tee for elause-by-clause study is scheduled to follow de- bate on a subject to be chosen by the Conservative Opposition. North Thompson River recedes KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) A marked decrease in water levels in the Norllf Thompson River Valley Monday made of- ficials optimistic that the worst of the high water may be over. But further south, the Fraser River climbed to 22.3 feet and officials hoped It may have reached its peak. Dikes In tho Fraser Valley were reported to be holding well. Water levels on the North Thompson went down nearly a foot at Kamloops and nearly two feet upstream at Clear- water and Barriere, and offi- cials turned to the task of mop- ping up after Friday's disas- Forest fire nears Amoco gas plant SLAVE LAKE (CP) A fire burning through acres of marketable timber in tha Lesser Slave Lake area has moved lo within three miles of 100 Copies S3.30 plus tax a gas plant owned by Amoco Oil Co. Ltd. A forestry spokesman said Monday the fire had turned north, but a wind change could blow it back towards the plant. More than 300 men with 17 bulldozers are fighting the fire, located In the Marten Hills 20 miles northeast of Slave Lake. RCMP have blocked off the only two accessible roads to the area. The fire is one of 20 burning out of control in Alberta, in- cluding one that still threatens the northern oil of Swan Hills. Another 54 smaller fires are burning in the north-central area. LIKE A DEAD GREAT GREY WHAIE The steamer Sidney E. Smith, Jr., lies about yards downriver from the Blue Water Bridge that links Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ont. The Smith, carrying coal, collided wilh the downbound steamship Parker Evans at a.m. Monday. A life boot Is still tied to the stern section as the 489 foot steamer lies on her starboard tide. There wfere no injuries to the crew of either ship. (AP Wirepholo) rows dike break. Tons of muddy water from Weather and road report ,he North Thompson River poured through a 150-foot break Friday to cover the 50-acre Oak Hills area containing more than 65 mobile homes and about 200 water rights engi- nouses. District neer Don Smuin said Monday the entire area is settling down and with the continued cloud cover and warm rather than hot weather "everything appears basically under control." Officials said the drop In river levels in Ihe Kami oops region, along wilh a drop in the Fraser River at Prince George, to the north, will be reflecled in the Fraser Valley in Ui9 next three to four days. Meanwhile provincial reha- bilitation minister P. A. Ga- glardi, MLA for Kamloops, said the British Columbia govern- ment believes it can cope with Uie payment of relief funds to victims of the Oak Hills dike break without calling for feder- al assistance. Mr. Gaglardi attended a spe- cial emergency meeting Mon- day with civic officials to dis- cuss the situation. Also in at- tendance were Veteran Affairs Minister Art Laing and Liberal MP Len Marchand of Kam- loops. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5lZS SUNSET H 1 Pre LctMnHrlge..... 8S 50 87 53 81 49 79 47 81 40 72 43 71 43 .13 Medicine Hat Calgary...... Pincher Creek Edmonton Banff 82 Grande Prairie Penlicton..... Vancouver 73 53 Prince George 61 44 Prince Albert 79 47 Saskatoon 83 53 Swift Current 81 57 Regina......... 83 5C Winnipeg....... 80 54 Toronto......... 69 51 Ottawa......... 71 51 Montreal......... 69 50 54 44 Halifax 59 45 Charlolletown 58 35 Chicago New York 83 Washington......84 Los Angeles.....75 San Diego....... 72 San Francisco .77 Las Vegas....... 92 Rome...........82 Paris........... 61 London ..-.....63 Berlin.........86 Amsterdam.....59 Brussels........59 73 65 .06 80 61 F t, A. "Ed" Brunner Representative Lethbridge Tel: 327-5514 Sound financial planning builds your estate today, conserves it for your family tomorrow. Call your nearest Manufacturers Life Representative. M.C.SIavkh, c.LU. Representative IETH8RIDGE E. Mayeska Representative LETHBfilDGF. Tel: 327-50K The Manufacturers bio Insurance Company Last call to dispatcher unfinished CANMORE (CP) Thomas William Hrdllcka used a track- side telephone near Lake xiuise Monday to call the CP rail dispatcher here and com- plain he felt ill. The conversation was not formally ended and the re- ceiver was not rcpiaueu on the Held telephone 50 rniles north of here. About 50 minutes later, Mr. Hrdlicka's body was found. Mr. Hnllicka, 53, who lived at Canmore, was a section work- er on CP Rail's mainline. HCMP said the cause ol death was not Immediately known. IN THE MIND WINCHESTER, England (CP) A Hampshire schoolteacher reports that when she asked her class to describe "imagination" in tiricf style, one 11-year-old boy wrote: "A hee's stinger is only a fraction of an inch long. The rest nf 12 Inches it 1m- tpnation." Madrid.........66 54 75 64 FORECASTS Lethurldge, Medicine Today: Sunny. Winds SW20 tills afternoon. Highs 80-85. Lows 50-55. Wednesdayi Sun- ny. Highs near 80. Columbia, Kootenay To- day and Wednesday, sunny with a few cloudy intervals. A ew showers near the moun- ains this afternoon. Highs both days 75 to 80. Lows tonight In :he mld-40s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Fair and warmer today ex- cept isolated afternoon or eve- ning thundershowers most like- ly southwest portion. Wednes- day, partly cloudy and con- tinued very warm with more numerous afternoon and eve- ning thundershowers. High temperatures today and Wed- nesday 85 to 95. Lows tonight mostly 50s. West of Continental Divide- Fair and warmer today except isolated afternoon or evening- t h u n dershowers. Wednesday, partly cloudy and continued warm with more numerous af- ternoon and evening thunder- showers. Highs today and Wed- nesday 80 to 90, Lows tonight 45 to 55. PROCLAMATION If Is my pleasure lo declare ihs week of June as "SENIOR CITIZENS WEEK" It Is a feeling of pride and that we al! join In paying o well earned Iribule to our Senior Citizens. Because of ihelr dedication and pioneering spirit In so many areas of responsibility, Canada has the right to be classed among the greal nations of the world. We all have common goals, thai of a United Can- ndo in which all ciliiens may live in an of dignify and pride. That each citizen to achieve their meaningful purpose In Ufa. I am sure that we all have a deepening of in our rich Canadian heritage. Every success and happiness to a very special group> our Senior Citizens. MAYOR A. C. ANDERSON European Made Lincoln and Bal-lt Brands GUARANTEED BALER TWINE ft. and (I, 6.95 FER BALE GET YOUR SUPPLIES NOW GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coulli Highway, Lelhbrirfge, Phone 328-1 I'll OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF ARIA All highways in (he Leth. tion now on Highway 61, from hridge disrtict fire bare and 12 miles east of the junction o! dry. Highway 4 to Foremost. Also Highway 1, Trans Canada on Highway 61 from 1 mila Highway, bare and dry. south of Foremost to Many- 76 per cent loading restrlc- berries. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulls 24 hours: Carway 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Rooseyillc, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Hykerli 8 a.m. to midnight Chief Mountain U 6 jun-1 Wildborsa, I to 9 pan. ;