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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Tlwiday, Junt 14, 1773 News in brief Police remove protesters NORDHORN, West Germany (Reuter) About police with water cannons drove 200 demonstrators off a NATO bombing range today. They had been occupying it for two days. Fifty of the demonstrators, protesting the noise from bomb- ing practice, were arrested. Several people, including two policemen, were injured. The protest was sparked by a decision of the Lower Saxony state government not to build a second range in remote coun- tryside for the NATO aircraft. Accident victim identified BANFF (CP) A man who died Monday after he fell about feet down a Tunnel moun- tain viewpoint near here has been identified as Michael James McCarthy, 19, from On- tario. RCMP said he lost his bal- ance and fell from the view- point at th3 summit of the mountain over looking townsite. the Ford recalls 12M9 cars DETROIT (API The Ford Motor Co. has announced the recall of 12.089 standard-size 1973 Fords. Pinto and light trucks for replacement of pos- sible defective seat belt attach- ing bolto. Ford said Wednesday there have been no reports of bolt malfunction but laboratory tests j show some of tbs bolts could break and make the belts use- j less. Of the recalled vehicles, 720 were sold in Canada. Shopping centres approved CALGARY (CP) Applica- tions to develop two shopping centres, a motor hotel and a residential subdivision, all in northeast Calgary, were ap- proved Wednesday by the cilv's planning commission. Holdings respectively. The motor hotel approved will bs an 11 storey, 110-room building by Nordic Inns Ltd. Carma developers will put 630 single family houses, 3S duplex units, 5.71 acres of Trudeau, Turner answer c ritic Housing crisis claim denied By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Both Prime Min- ister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and The shopping centres will be multi residential housing and i Finance Minister John Turner aemed in the House of Com- mons Wednesday that the hous- ing crisis in Canada is any- developed by Ladco Develop- j two commercial sites on 169.: ment services and Croncr j acres in the Pineridge district. Netv Yorkers cool off NEW YORK (AP) A ccol front lias brought relief both for sweltering New Yorkers and the city's strained electric power supply. Temperatures were expected to peak today at about 85, the same as Wednesday. Searing heat had increased power demands and forced Con- solidated Edison to cut voltage Monday and Tuesday. No re- duction was required Wednes- day. Ex-neivsman given job The VICTORIA (CP) Former newspaperman George Reams- tained in bottom has been named execu- 1 live assistant to new Recrea- tion and Conservation Minister Jack Radford at a salary of a month. appointment was con- cabinet orders in- release. Mr. Reams- j bo" torn was editor of a skiing I I newspaper and has experience i oa several dailies. j where near as bad as Progres- sive Conservative housing critic Eldon Woolliams makes it out to be. Mr. Turner told the Calgary North MP that there is no evi- dence at the moment of any shortage of funds for the hous- ing market, and Mr. Trudeau said that housing starts last month were "beating all time Both the prime minister and finance minister sidestepped a suggestion by Mr. Woolliams that mortgage rates for housing should be isolated from "the interest rate policy of the reference to recent increases in bank rates. Mr. Trudeau, replying to a question from Mr. Woolliams in which the Conservative MP said only four per cent of Canadian wage earners can now afford to buy their own homes, said the Liberal government subscribes to a goal set by the independent Economic Council of Canada of one million new housing starts over five years. "We have been improving this numer of housing starts for several years now. The housing starts were in the vicinity of as compared to a goal of So there is an improve- ment and it is very substan- said Mr. Trudeau. The prime minister said Can- ada's housing starts record compares favorably with the record of any other country. Settlement reached in strike WASHINGTON (AP) A set- tlement was reached early to- day in contract negotiations be- tween National Airlines and its clerks and booking agents. Many of the union members struck the airline at midnight Wednesday night, although ne-1 msde. Change in command gotiations continued through the night. The settlement was reached at 6 a.m. EDT. Mike Clark, a National spokesman in Washington, had no details of the settlement, bii: confirmed that one had been EDMONTON (CP) Major R. L. (Dick) Cowling is to as- sume command of the third battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at Victoria July 20. Maj. Coaling, commander of the Canadian Airborne Regi- ment's 2 Commando for the last year, will be promoted to lieutenant July 1. colonel effective Newspaper strike near Gov't to probe cement price fix OTTAWA (CP) Charges of price fixing by three cement companies, one of which has Prime Minister Trudeau's fa- ther-in-law as deputy chairman, uill be investigated, Corporate Affairs Minister Herb Gray said Wednesday. He told the Commons the combined branch will check into the matter, but said he does not accept any innuendo raised by Doug Rowland Mr. Rowland said he has evi- i dence the three companies fixed TORONTO (CP) The Star, Canada's largest newspaper. resumed between the Guild and the newspaper to resolve differ- was drawn closer to a shutdown I ences centred on wages. today after the Toronto News- paper Guild voted 532 to 89 in favor of strike action if neces- sary, to back salary demands. At the same time, mediation Four other unions have also voted to strike. By Jaw, neither strike action by employees nor lockout by the company is pos- sible before June 18. New tax effective Friday VICTORIA (CP) Logisla- minerals. If the land is in pro- tion establishing a mineral land tax in British Columbia becomes effective Friday, it was disclosed yesterday in cabinet orders in council. Mineral Land Tax Act, passed at the recent session of the legislature, sets a per-acre tax on all lands containing duction, there is an additional tax. Mines Minister Leo Nimsick has said he expects the tax to million in million a year QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dtntol Mechanic Capitol Bldg, PHONC 338-7684 i produce and thereafter. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS I D. Stairs, former president of the William j Stairs Son and Morrow hard- j ware firm, one of the oldest in the country. 38 persons stranded in cable cars ALBUQUERQUE. N.M. (AP) Thirty-eight mained stranded persons re- in two cable the price of cement at ?23.72 a ton. The companies named are Independent Cement Corp. of Joliette, Que., la Companie des Ciments du St. Laurent and Canada Cement LaFarge Ltd. of Montreal. Deputy chairman of the latter company, he said, is James Sin- clair of Vancouver, a former Liberal cabinet minister and the father of Mr. Trudeau's wife, Margaret. He also said the president of la Compagnie des Ciments, whose name he withheld, sits on the advisory council to Trade Minister Alastair Gillespie. When Mr. Sinclair's name was, George Hees Edward Hastings) shouted to the prime minister: "Pierre, blood is thicker tlian water. You cannot get away with that, Pierre." Outside the House, Mr. Row- land said all thrse companies bid May 1 on a contract called by a small company, and all three prices were identical. He said the identical prices Mr. Woolliams contends it doesn't matter how many units you build if no one can afford to buy them or if they are apart- ment units when what is needed is a house as such. "Is the prime minister satis- fied with the policy of his gov- ernment that only four per cent or less of the wage earners of Canada now can afford to buy new in particular to the high interest rates and the bank rate which is contin- ually going asked Mr. Woolliams. Replied the prime minister: "Satisfaction, of course, is a relative matter. I am not satis- fied that everyone in Canada gels the kind of housing that he would like." At one point during the ques- tion and answer session, Speaker Lucien Lamoureux said he would only allow the Alberta MP to ask one more question on the subject because no one seemed to be making any head- way. Mr. Woolliams urged the fi- nance minister to take steps directly with the bank of Can- ada and the chartered banks to isolate loans for home buying from the general interest rates. That's when Mr. Turner sidestepping the actual there is no shortage of funds for the housing market. "Indeed the banks, trust com- panies and life insurance com- panies are devoting a great pro- portion of their total assets, their liquid available assets, to the housing contended Mr. Turner. Mr. Woolliams has accused the government of using Band- aid stop-gap measures to tem- per the housing crisis and inter- est in the matter has been high on Parliament Hill since Time magazine's recent expose on the high cost of housing in Can- ada. Group portrait Nine weeks old and full of playfull energy, fuzzy- faced pups take an inquisi- tive look at area outside their enclosure on kennel form at Fraser River com- munity of Devvdney some 50 miles East of Vancouver. The six lhasa Apsos are the remainder of litter of 10 born on April Fool's Day. Astronauts may take second walk HOUSTON (AP) United States space agency officials decide today whether the Sky- lab 1 astronauts should tackle another space-walk repair job. Astronauts Charles Conrad. Dr. Joseph Kerwin and Paul Weitz scheduled a short work period in their space laboratory today. They plan to go to sleep two hours early, the first step in preparations for their return to earth next week. Conrad and Weitz will aim Skylab earth resources cameras at sites they tried to photograph earlier in the mission but missed because of instrument problems. They will be collecting data for geologic studies in Califor- nia, Nevada. Arizona and New Mexico. Scientists hope to study ini-Gct infestation and soil salin- ity from pictures taken of Rio Grande Valley farms in Texas. Meanwhile, high-ranking space agency officials meet to evaluate the need for another sun shade. The astionauts installed one shade the day after their May 25 launch. But experts are con- cerned that orange nylon mate- rial in the parasol may fade and rot in the intense sunlight of space. West can expect helping hand from gov't-Turner cars high in the Sandia Moun- tains today after a cable slipped out of its track Wednesday night. Police said there is no danger of the cars falline. Rescuers are using bulldozers to push a crane up the maun- tain to lift the cable back into i place. The stranded passengers, in- cluding a baby, are in fine con- dition, said Rcbert Nordhaus, president of Sandia Peak Tram Co. A mountain 'rescue team helped lift food and blankets to the cars. could be coincidence, but it was unlikely. ORGAN RECITAL HENRY T. (Harry) ABLEY First Baptist Church Tuesday, June p.m. Everyone Welcome! ChUd bitten by rabid bat ASHLAND, Mont. (AP) A second eastern Montana youngster has become the vic- tim of rabid animals. J. Anne Edelman, 3, is being treated with daily injections of serum to counteract the dis- ease. She -was bitten by a rabid bat last Wednesday while play- ing on the porch of her grand- mother's ranch north of Ash- lancl. On May 27, Marcu Melby, 2, was bitten by a rabid skunk while playing in the yard of his family's ranch near Dagmar. The Delman child was treat- ed initially in Billings last Thursday and now being tcken to Lame Dsar daily for a 21 day series of shot. Dr. James Hurry, a Billings veterinarian, said rabies has been diagnozed In bat popula- tions in the state for years. "It isn't present in all hats, but it is in the popula- he Mid. REGINA (CP) _ The West can expect a helping hand from Ottawa but not handouts. Fi- nance Minister John Turner said Wednesday. In a speech prepared for a Liberal meeting, he said no "artificial structures" can be built to help Western economic development. "We cannot indefinitely prop up one sector of the economy, or economic units within one sector, and expect to serve the regional or national interest. We must build in elements that make for long-term viability. "I know that message is un- derstood and appreciated in the West. Better a helping hand than a handout to do the job.' He said the federal govern- ment sees two main Western objectives as forming the con- text for the Western economic conference scheduled for Cal- gary next month: "First, we must reduce the dependency on primary agricul- ture and resource extraction in the West, and particularly in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We must broaden the economic base through further diver- sification and generate a greater range of Job opportun- ities. "Secondly, economic and po- litical decision-making must be- come more responsive to the West. Our national institutions muet become more sensitive to M'cstem needs and unique views." He warned that the confer- ence, which will include Prime Minister Trudeau and the four Western premiers, cannot be expected to be free of dis- agreement. "One key purpose of the con- ference is to identify these areas of contention and set up specific procedures to consult together in the future." FOUR-DAY WORK WEEK TRIED OUT CALGARY (CP) A four- day, 38 hour work week for 70 city sanitation workers will be put on experiment July 3 for three months. The pilot project will be evaluated to see whether it can be successfully applied to other city employees, Angus MacDonald, city labr- rela- tions manager, said ay. The men will work 9u uours a day. Consumer group to expand role OTTAWA (CP) By the end of its three-day annual meeting Wednesday, the Consumers' As- sociation of Canada (CAC) had adopted about 30 resolutions dealing with consumer inter- ests. They included proposals for universal inspection of meat, restrictions on the use of anti- biotics in animal feed, price-ad- vertising and improved labell- ing of drugs, elimination of TV advertising directed to children and all advertising on CBC tele- vision, abolition of tobacco ad- vertising and establishment of a federal ombudsman. Maryon BrecWn of Etobicoke, Ont, elected Tuesday for a third term as president of the organization, said in an interview that setting priorities for the association is difficult. "The consumer interest is so broad and there are so few people working on these prob- lems." She said the CAC during the next year will concentrate on expanding its role as a con- sumers' advocate before regu- latory bodies and agencies, and hopes to begin participating in some major interventions such as the Bell Canada rate hear- ings. The association also will de- vote itself to improving health services across the country, Mrs. Brechin said. As part of its drive for better health care, the CAC, with the Canadian Labor Congress and the Co-operative Union of Can- ada, will sponsor an application by the Community Health Asso- ciations Development Founda- tion of Canada (CHADFOC) for federal money to set up com- munity health centres across Canada. Jim MacDonald, director of community programs for the CLC, told the conference the three organizations are sponsor- ing CHADFOC in response to a need for better health care and medical costs which have been skyrocketing by 15 per cent a year. Mr. MacDonald said these centres would help cut costs improve delivery of health services in several ways: services would be available on a 24-hour basis. would be in group practice, making specialists in various fields available under one roof. personnel would be employed to relieve doctors of tasks not requiring highly specialized training. medical records of patients at the centres would be available to doctors. education would be stepped up in various ways such as monthly bulletins to patients. Sirhan convicted LOS ANGELES (AP) Sha- rif Bishara Sirhan, brother of the convicted asssassin of Sena- tor Robert F. Kennedy, was convicted yesterday of writing a letter threatening Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir last year. Sentencing was set for July 2. Prosecutors said the let- ter was traced to Sirhan, 39, through fingerprints. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre 76 52 75 40 82 57 74 50 65 41 Lethbrhlge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Grande Prairie 65 41 .05 Banfl...........66 40 Calgary..........74 49 Victoria..........63 47 .07 Pentictort........75 50 Prince George 61 35 .01 Kemloops........75 51 Vancouver.......64 47 Saskatoon........79 52 .17 Regina..........86 59 .20 Winnipeg........82 59 .50 Ottawa..........78 55 Montreal........78 53 St. John's........54 42 Halifax..........77 55 .38 Charlottetown .71 52 .03 Fredericton.......81 51 Chicago ..........77 56 New York........82 67 1.00 Miami .........85 7B LM Angeles-.......72 60 Las Vegas........ 95 72 Phoenix..........90 66 Rome...........88 63 Paris...........67 54 London..........70 54 Berlin...........64 50 Amsterdam .......57 54 Moscow..........72 55 Stockholm........64 48 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Regions Clouding over to- day showers or light rain be- ginning this morning. Highs near 70. Periods of light rain Friday winds north to north- west 15 to 20 lows near 50. Highs near 60. Calgary Chance of late afternoon and evening showers with a chance of a thundershow- er. High; near 70. Lows 45-50. Cloudy Friday with perids of light rain beginnng overnight. Winds NE15-20 Friday. Highs 60-65. Columbia Kootenay Region- Today mainly cloudy. A few showers and isolated thunder- showers this afternoon and evening. Winds locally gusty in showers. Friday cloudy with sunny periods. A few aftarnoon showers. Highs both days in the mid and upper 60s. Lows to- night 45 to 50. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today with after- noon showers west and few heavy thunderstorms with gusty winds and possible hail east. Showers changing to rain west tonight spreading to eastern por- tions Friday. Cooler today and Friday. Highs today 70s west 80s east. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Friday 65 to 75. West of Continental Divide Rain at times north showers south today and tonight. Few showers and cooler Friday. Highs today 65 to 75. Lows to- night 45 to 55. Highs Friday 50s. SPECIAL BRAND NAME TIRES 750x16 8 PLY Tire, Tube and Liner WHILE STOCKS LAST 25 Each PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW FOR DON CORD BALER TWINE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OP A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A IMA Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to S p.m.; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 p.m.; Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a m. lo 10 p.m.; Open Juno 1, RflosenUe s a.m. to midnight. ;