Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
THI ItTHBRlOG! HERAID Thunttny, 8 .1973 Dief Tire sale' price on wheat to Red China STROLLING-These young North Vietnamese families dent in Vietnam for the Bu itroll down the streets of Hanoi on a bright spring day. Pholo made by Stefan Tihov, a special photo-correspon- Igarian Telegraph Agency. (AP Wirephoto) RUNNING Terror-stricken children flee down Route 1 near Trang Bang, 25 miles northwest of Saigon Thurs- day from misplaced napalm off burning clothes, suffered strike. Girl at centre ripped back burns. (AP Wirephoto) By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Within less than week of the federal govern- ment announcing two major wheat sales valued at about million, a number of Western Canadian opposition MPs again attacked the Trudeau adminis- tration on Its agricultural poli- cies Wednesday. On the same day that Justice Minister Otto Lang, minister in charge of the Canadian Wheat Board, revealed a met- ric ton wheat sale to Brazil, for- mer prime minister John Dief- enbaker suggested a sale to Red China announced last Friday was made at "fire sale" prices. Mr. Diefenbaker Albert) said the estimated cost of production of wheat is a bushel. He wanted to know whether Western Canadian farmers would make any profit on the Chinese sale. The sale i: valued at slightly less than million. Mr. Lang told tha Commons that Mr. Diefcnbaker was wel aware that pricing information on wheat sales was confidential However, he stressed to Mr Dief enbaker that the price was "the best possible obtainable in a competitive market." The Saskatchewan MP sai( Mr. Lang's answer amounted I nothing. "It is simply a multiplicity o words chasing an sak Mr, Diefenbaker, challenging tlie minister to reveal the obtained. Other MPs tackled the gov ernment on arrangements to moving grain to export mar kets. Jack Murta (P C s g a r brought up the subject of th government's plans to buy rail hopper cars for mlllio to help speed grain to export markets. The Manitoba MP aske whether this, plus the use trucks rather than rail to de- ver grain to Inland terminals, I a bushel than rail. las simply the "piece by The minister said ieee" implementation of a con- roversial and secret report on ationalization of the grain andling iystem in Western Canada. Mr. Lang, careful to stress hat record volumes of grain have been sold overseas in the last year or so, said recent noves have been made with the co-operation of all segments of he grain industry. Mr. Murta suggested that by .rucking grain to Inland termin- als formers may have to bear he brunt of a "fairly costly ex- lerlment" in grain transporta- ion. He said the tracking method could cost 14 cents more. tho new method was not necessarily more costly, lie said the gov- ernment was also studying Hie possibility of direct haulage by farmers of their grain to inland terminals. 'This is likely to be tho Slide hits Mica Creek highway REVELSTOKE, B.C. (CP) A search for a man believed to be a logging company employee was launched by RCMP Wed- nesday after a mud and rock slide roared down a mountain and buried the Mica Creek highway to a depth of eight feet. A highways department spo- kesman said the highway a 93-mile route linking Hevelstoke with the Mica Dam site- would be closed for at least two days. He said the slide, 40 miles north of here, was more than 200 feet long. Police said the missing man, at first believed to be a high- ways depart ment employee, was known to have been in the area at the time. An RCMP tracking dog was being used In the search. The man's name was not dis- closed. cheapest of all ways of moving the snid Mr. Lang. Jack Homer challenged Mr. Lang to make public the federal Grains Group study on transportation. Mr. Lang told the Alberta MP the study has been given wide distribution to producer organi- zations and provincial govern- ments. He said discussions with the Canada Grains Council about future steps are now under way. Robert Simpson ill) said in some areas on the Prairies the one and only grain elevator is being phased out. The Manitoba MP wauled to know what the federal govern- ment intended to do about as- sisting farmers who have an extra haulage problem because of this. The wheat board minister told .ho Commons that in the past liis had been solely a matter Tor certain segments of tha grain industry. There had been no government involvement. However, he said one of tho purposes of the ov6r-all study of the grain transportation system had been to look at the question from a point of view of the max- imum benefit to producers. Ha suggested this would be pre- cisely the kind of question the Canada Grains Council and other producer organizations would be looking at very care- fully. Alf Cleave Diggar) was concerned about the longshoremen's strike at Montreal. He wanted the gov- ernment to take rapid action to see that grain was kept moving to export markets. Mr. Lang suggested that he, too, was concerned about tliis. Describing the strike situation as delicate, he said he would want the views of Labor Minis- ter Martin O'Connell on the sub- ject before considering any ac- tion. Justice Nemetz UBC chancellor VANCOUVER (CP) Mr. Justice Nathan Nemelz of the British Columbia Appeal Court Wednesday was elected chan- cellor of the University of B.C. He defeated Vancouver law- yer Robert Thorpe. UBC offi- cials declined to release the ballot count. Eligible to vote were all members of UBC's convocation chancellor, the university president, members of the uni- versity senate, all faculty and all graduates. Mr. Justice Nemetz succeeds chancellor Allan Me Gavin who did not seek re-election to a second three-year term. The new chancellor and 15 members of the senate elected by the convocation Wednesday will take office Sept. I. 'Mom and I have lived too long' MIAMI, Ma. (AP-) Short of money to pay the medical expenses of his ailing wife, 81-year-old Elisha Campbell Invited relatives and friends to his home to discuss the problem. "I think I have a Campbell told the group alter a short discussion. "Mom and I have lived too long." He then stalked into a bed- room, pulled out a .32-calibre pistol and fired two shots, po- lice said. One shot ended 81- year-old Emma Campbell's life; the other his own. Earlier Campbell had called federal medical care officials to find out whether he could get some help with expenses for his wife who was bedrid- den with diabetes and flu. said a neighbor, Dolarres Loy- less. "That's what caused the Mrs. Loyless said Tuesday. "They (federal offi- cials) would not pay for treat- ment or anything toward a nurse because she hadn't been in the hospital." Campbell had tended his wife along with the help of a nurse's aide. But Mrs. Loyless said he wanted to hire a nurse to look after his wife on an basis. "I can't afford 80 damn dol- lars a she said Camp- bell told her. "I rather see- Mom dead than suffer like this." White Rock beaches tilt by black oil slick men's INEflR Mte Mantycu to lock good Ask us to put you in a suit that expresses clas- sic good taste and we'll recommend this Glenguard. We won't promise It will open new doors for you. But we can guarantee you'll look good. The Glenguard Suit by Hyde park Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET CRESCENT BEACH, B.C. CP) A thick, black oil drift- d just off the of Sur- ey municipality Wednesday night as a small navy of ves- els and men worked to con- iin It from further fouling the rea, already hit by between BOO and gallons of Fer- ian Gulf crude oil. As employees from the Atlan- !c Richfield Oil Co. towed plas- ic booms to contain the oil, a ransport department hover- raft and a helicopter followed ie slick. Tricky currents car- ied it from the Crescent Beach iilc of White Rock towards the merican border. A single-engined ARCO plane maintained constant watch on 'tie slick as five boats and a o m p a n y skimmer were irought in to keep the slick within the boom. It was not known if the film 3f oil that hit the White Rock area was from the thick slick produced when a valve broke iboard a Llberian tanker at the Arco refinery at Cherry Point, Wash., Sunday, or from a les- ir, undetected slick. Officials said the offshore slick could have meant "serious rouble" for municipal workers and volunteers trying to get the original mess cleaned up. Meanwhile on the beaches, Surrey deputy engineer Wayne Kyle said the oil was oxydifc- 'ng as expected and was get- ting sticky. Attempts to use naptha gay and talcum to clean rocks on the shoreline failed. It was calculated that one gallon of naptha and one-half gallon of talcum would have to be used on every square yard of the affected area. "The only remaining method Is physical removal of the said assistant municipal manager Les Harrington. "But that would disturb marine life under the rocks." Crabs, clams f cision about the size of tanker and fish feed In the area. There are fears that there could be other slicks originat- ing from the spill. Workers said tides and currents are too com- plex to predict their course. Both White Rock Mayor Art Wall and Surrey Mayor Bill Vander Zalm wondered about the role of the provincial gov- ernment during the crisis. Premier W. A. C. Bennett and his cabinet are scheduled to visit White Rock today as part of their provincial tour. Mr. Wall said if the offshore oil re- mains, "we might get Premier Bennett and take him on a boat ride to tour our beaches." In Vancouver, Frank Buble, manager of the "Fishing Vessel Owners Association, sent a tele- gram to External Affairs Min- ister Mitchell Sharp asking for quick action to avert further damage. He descrllred the possibility of future spills as "a night- mare" to the commercial and sports fishermen on the west coast. "Canada should make the de- Aulhor dies WILTON, Conn. (AP) Ken W. Purdy, author of several books and numerous magazine articles dealing with automo- biles, died here of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, police said He was 59. Purdy's body wa: found Wednesday In his home by his wife. Purdy, whose lates hook Motorcars of the Golden Age, wai published in 1966, be- gan his career in 1934 as a re porter. People Going Places Shop DOWNTOWN on fIFTH STREET SOUTH BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERING CUSTOM INSTALLATION 2715 12th Ave. S. PHONES: Office.....328-0372 Res. ......328-1854 Sales by Don Bergman 94 82 73 through the waters oncerned (the Strait of Juan1 e Fu'ca, the Strait of Georgia nd Fuget Mr. Buble aid. invisible boundary Is no arrier to a spill. There should a Canadian tugboat escort or these ships through these reacherous waters and Ameri- an barges must be available to ake off oil before the fact of n oil tanker grounding or col- ision." Meanwhile, a Washington tate biologist fears that the spill may effect a herring atchery along the riorthern County coast. It has "potential for a large- cale said Alan E. Mil- Ilk an. "I can't say yet that there vas such a killoff, but the po- ential is there and, quite rankly, it frightens me." Mr. Millikan said the herring latchery was this year's "big- jest and from the e d g e of Belliogham Bay north o the Canadian border. Most of the eggs had hatch- ed by Saturday and as many as a billion larvae were float- ng near the surface of the wa- ,er just offshore, he said. 'T h e r e is a high natural mortality rate of herring, but any added mortality could se- verely affect the population in the area." Herring are food for other !ish, notably salmon, and are also used as bait by fishermen. Lethbridge Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Calgary....... Banff........... 63 Grande Prairie 79 Peace River.....78 Rocky Mtn. House Pentlcton....... Prince George Vancouver Prince Albert Saskatoon...... -.84 Swift Current.....90 Thompson........79 Regina.......... 93 Winnipeg 91 Toronto.......... 75 Ottawa..........73 I, Pre 59 65 55 51 77 56 50 .01 57 54 .72. 52 .02 77 59 78 50 70 52 84 58 84 59 FORECASTS Lelhbridge Today: A few showers or thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. Highs near 80. Lows near 55. Friday: Cloudy and cooler with showers. Highs near 70. Medicine, lint Today: Iso- lated showers this morning, otherwise mainly sunny. Highs 80-90. Lows near GO. Friday: Mostly cloudy and cooler. Highs near 75, Calgary Today: Mainly cloudy. Showers or thunder- showers in most localities. Higiis 65-70. Lows 50-60. Friday: Cloudy with showers. Highs near 65. Columbia, Kootcnay To- day, mainly cloudy with a few showers or isolated thunder- showers. Winds gusty near .19 St. John's 49 .081 showers. Friday, sunny with af- ternoon cloudy periods and a few showers. Warm. Highs to- day and Friday near BO. Lows tonight 50 to 55. MONTANA East of Continental Continued warm with afternoon and evening thunderstorms to- day and Friday. Highs today and Friday 80 to 90. Lows to- night 55 to 65. West of Continental Continued warm with afternoon and evening thunderstorms to- day and F r i d a y. Highs today and Friday 75 to 85. Lows to- night 50s. 50 47 63 56 76 57 76 70 57 74 65 67 63 84 54 83 68 93 70 Mexico City ......75 57 81 55 Paris............64 47 London 52 64 57 Amsterdam 59 50 Brussels......... 66 52 Madrid 73 54 Stockholm...... 79 57 Halifax Charlottetown Chicago....... Minneapolis New York...... Miami.......... 8-1 Boston..... Los Angeles San Diego Denver Las Vegas Phoenix .OB European Made Lincoln and Bal-lt Brands GUARANTEED RETIRING Brig. Gen. James A. iMcDivilt, above, who commanded the Gemini 4 and Apollo 8 space mis- sions, announced today lie Is retiring from the Air Force and NASA effective Sept. I, (AP W'ireprmlo) BALER ft. i 6.95 ft. and ft. PER BAIE GET YOUR SUPPLIES NOW GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CourU Highway, lethbridge, OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Lcth- bridge disrtlct are bare and dry- Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. 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