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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 31 IHfc HtHAUJ Micsy, Junt 1973 News in brief Dump-site supervisor shot SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. (CP) dump-site supervisor was shot Wednesday when he opened his. shack door and was blasted by a home-made double-barrel shotgun, police said today. The RCAIP believe that Don- ald Lawrence Wheeler, 33, of Edmonton, was the intended victim of the bopbytrap. He is recovering in hospital from a wound to his left thigh. Four pellets from a 16-guage shotgun shell penetrated his thigh about potket level. RCMP say they have no sus- pects. Nixon names counsellor WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon, w taking further steps to rebuild liis Watergate-shat- tered staff, announced Thurs- day that Bryce Harlow is re- turning to the White House as a presidential counsellor. Presidential spokesman Ger- ald Warren also said Nixon is giving his long-time personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, a new title of executive assistant. And he is naming retired Maj.- Gen. John Bennett as chief as- sistant to presidential aide Al- exander Haig. Harlow will take a "complete leave of absence'' from his post as vice-president of Procter and Gamble Manufacturing Co. He was an assistant to Nixon, then a presidential counselor, during the first two years of first four-year term. j Police probe slaying VANCOUVER (CP) Geral- dine Forster, 19, of Fort St. John, B.C. was shot fatally early today as she walked from a bus stop to her residence in the east end of Vancouver. The girl graduated recently j with honors from the B.C. In- stitute of Technology. Police, who are continuing their investigation, said there was no apparent motive for the killing. A proud moment Maureen Hogg, 18, of Louisville, Colo; a deaf and blind high school student (right) smilingly waits to receive her diploma. She was named Centaurus High's "Outstand- ing Girl in 1973." She has been deaf and blind for four years. Stranded sightseers rescued ALBUQUERQUE, KM. onto solid ground after the Thirty-two sightseers who spent nearly 24 hours trapped tramv ay's cable was repaired. There were no reports of in- 650 feet in the air aboard a, juries or illness from the pas- stranded cable car res-1 sengers. They said they spent cued late Thursday. I the time "making up stories The sightseers stepped out' and telling jokes." Hafez announces resignation BEIRUT (AP) Rocked by I porters following a brief meet- army-guerrilla rift and denied parliamentary backing, Leba- non's 47-year old Prime Minis- ter Amm Hafez announced rls Suleiman Franjieh. Hafez named a 17-man cabi- net April 25, days after Israeli Electoral boundary change to be debated in Commons By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Western Cana- dian Members of Parliament from two provinces Thursday delivered an official objection against electoral boundary changes to Speaker Lucien La- moureux and immediate set into motion machinery for full scale debates on the con- in commandos raided downtown trovcrsial object in theT House afler Beirut three Palestin- J L guerrilla leaders. The raid After listening to the had prompted the resignation of of my conscience I have de- the cabinet of former Premier aded to resign" Hafez told re-! Saeb Salam. Prison escapee captured MONTREAL (CP) Jean-1 rifle, but no shots were fired. Paul Mercier, a convicted mur-1 ,r derer who escaped from the j escaped from the correctional development centre centre in Laval wth four otner May 13, was captured in nearby j me" who have Slnce besn caP" Laval Thursday afternoon. Jtured- His escape came just days after he had been sentenced to two concurrent life terms for ral seats in favor of increasing urban seats. Under the Manitoba recom- mendation the constituency of Marquette. held by Con- servative Craig Stewart, would disappear. Mr. Stewart, Mho lives at Minnedosa, was first elected to the Commons in back the Trudeau- mania surge of that won re-election handsomely by an majority over his The objections nere lodged! nearest NDP rival "last Oct. against both the Manitoba Elec-' toral Boundaries Commission j In Alberta, the scats cf Veg- i Report, hich recommends cut-1 rcviUc, held by Conservative 1 ting back the provinces MP rep- n o n Mazankowski, Rocky resentation from 13 to 12. and i Mountain. Conservative Joe against the Alberta rerwt j Clark; and Crowfoot, Con- which, while holding the Rocky' servative Jack Jlcrner, would i MPs, all "from the province, Mountain province at 19 seats, all changes claim a misinterpretation of the businessman, was first elected in 1968 and easily won re-elec- tion in 1972. Jack Homer was elected in the John Diefenbaker sweep of 1953 and, in last year's election, cornered a staggering 73 per cent of the vote. Joe Clark, a former newspaper journalist and ex-executive as- sistant to Progressive Con- servative leader Robert Stan field, was first elected last Oct. 30th after pull- ing off something of a ccup in v.iping out Liberal Allan Sulatj cky. FULL SUPPORT The Alberta objections, sigticd by the required number of 10 recommends an end to three ru-1 Don Mazankowski, a vouthful Mercier was captured in a po- lice raid on a duplex. Police said Mercier was alone Work on boating lagoon rv stopped by irate mother at the time taking a nap. He I the murder of two Quebec game was armed with a .22-calibre I wardens last September. Nationalization not aim VICTORIA (CP) National-1 be, in our opinion, publicly-1 "msirucuon or a ooai- Ization of natural gas pipeline i owned, but we do not intend to lagoon near thjs "JaEe companies in British Columbia nationalize Westcoast Transmis- of Calgary, is no longer tha aim of the pro- he told a news con- '-You'll have to slop the ma- rmcial government. Premier ference, which was called to I clp'ne or run over Elaine BENCHLAND (CP) A niother of eight planted herself in front of a 30-ton bulldozer Thursday and temporarily I stopped construction of a boat- Dave Barrett said Thursday. discuss the results of his Euro- "The pipeline utilities should pean tour. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS rial Bank of Commerce Toronto corporation ranged the merger of of Commerce and the Imperial Bank into the Canadian Impe- A.R. Graydon, Herbert lawyer _ who ar- "Harry" Stevens, 94. one of last surviving members of R. B. Bennett's Conservative gov- ernment of the 1930s. Edwards told Ed Pears, the equipment contractor, hired to build the lagcon. Mr. Pears walked away from his machine leaving members of the Communitv Association which originated the project to reason their rebellious neighbor. But Mrs. Edwards continued her vigil and the president of the Association drove into Calgary to seek gov- eir.ment advice on the situa- tion. "I mil stay here as long as she said, a book and her dog at her side. so-caDed 'tolerance rule' in pop- ulation strength that has re- sulted in a serious rural-urban embalance. The Manitoba objection was signed by only eight Manitoba MPs. all Conservatives, and brought to regulation strength with "the addition of one Alberta and one Saskatchewan MP. The Manitoba MPs object u> redistribution recommendations claiming failure to recognize tolerance levels, failure to take "The Community Association is making a mistake. They are j "h" Hhat going to despoil the natural note of g and social structures, and a beauty of the place by putting in an artificial lagocn. "They said it is for the chil- dren, but we have eight and nobody asked them if they wanted it. It's a beautiful spot for children now without any artificial additions She said the silt and mud moved in the process of con- structing the lagoon would pol- lute the Ghost River which runs by the village. Home of fine Brazier foodt i Dairy Queen brazier. Friday and Saturday Only! JUNE 15th and 16th Big Brazier Burger French Fries Milk Shake NORTH STORE ONLY DAIRY QUEEN" 16 13th STREET North Store practical peg, which comprises about one half of the province's popu- lation, is given significance in nine constituences. Actually, from a viewpoint, the two debates can achieve little except brint; into focus some of the problems created by cutting down repre- sentation or changing represen- tation strength from rural to ur- ban areas. However, at least one MP from the two provinces con- cerned said Thursday he per- sonally believes there has been some agreement to ''freeze" the current constituency situation as it is now until after another election. Providing something ap- proaching a majority govern- ment was elected next time this would mean, if the MPs in each constituency were all re-elected, they wouldn't have to worry for another four years. During that time another cen- sus might well take place and new investigations into popu- lation trends would have to be carried cut with new recom- mendations. Alberta wouldn't have much to worry about since it would likely gain another seat from 19 to 20. One MP suggests with an additional seat informal ar- rangements could be made to shift the present MPs somehow so they would all be in a posi- tion to stand again in a riding in which they were well known. For Manitoba it isn't quite that easy. Manitoba is hardly likely to gain another seat. The best that could be hoped for would be that it could manage somehow to keep the 13 it now has instead of being cut down to 12. John Diefenbaker (PC- Prince Albert, Sask.) has spoken out in the Commons recently against the decline in rural representation. Some MPs have suggested upping the num- ber of constituencies from the present 264 as a way to prevent. Western provinces losing seats. j Crown corp. suggested to develop northern oil CALGARY (CP) A Crown corporation should be set up to develop oil and gas in the Cana- dian North, Walter Gordon, a former finance minister and president of the Privy Council, said Thursday night. He also called for public In- quiries into Canadian energy re- sources and needs and the means of getting Arctic oil and gas to other parts of the coun- try and for railways, tankers or other means. Veteran politician dies at 94 VANCOUVER (CP) Henry Herbert (Harry) Stevens, 94, the last surviving member of R. B. Bennett's Conservative government of the 1930s and the architect of the former prime minister's downfall, died here Thursday. Mr. Stevens was the founder of the Reconstructionist party in 1935 when he split with the Conservatives and the Recon- structionists ran 170 candidates in the then 245 federal ridings. The splinter party drew 000 votes'and shattered the Con- servatives under Prime Minis- ter Bennett, who retired three years'later to Britain and a peerage. Mr. Stevens was the only Re- constructionist elected. He lost his Vancouver-Centre seat in 1940, tried again in the riding in 1949. was beaten again and sub- sequently retired from politics. The one-time Tory cabinet minister rejoined the Con- servatives in later years. Born in Bristol, England, on Dec. 8, 1878, the youngest of four children, Mr. Stevens and three brothers and sisters were raised in Peterborough, Ont, where the family located in 1887. 'Hat man sentenced to 10-years MEDICINE HAT (CP) Ronald McMillan, 38, Thursday was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a reduced charge of manslaughtar in the beating death of Stuart Cranmer, his 17-year-old stepson. Mr. Justice Peter Greschuk found McMillan not guilty on the original charge of murder, ruling that the accused was so drunk at the time he was not cauable of forming an intent to kill. He sentenced McMillan for manslaughter. Mr. Gordon spoke at a debate sponsored by the Banff School of Advanced Management, at- tended by more than 500 per- sons, many of them oil com- pany executives. Theme of the debate was whether Canadian interests can best be served in development of the North by private inter- ests or by the government. Mr. Gordon spoke against de- velopment by private interests atone, while Charles R. Heth- erington of Calgary, president of PanArctic Oils Ltd., spoke for private development. Mr. Hetherington, whose com- pany is 45-per-cent owned by the Canadian government, said oil and gas development in the North must proceed imme- diately to ensure energy re- quirements by Canadians. SHOULD START NOW "The best estimate is that Western Canada cannot provide these new supplies beyond mid- 1980, and that frontier reserves will then be required. Because of the long length of time re- quired to find oil and gas and bring them to market, develop- ment must proceed now if these new supplies are going to be available in the Mr. Gordon, chairman of Ca- nadian Corporate Management Co. Ltd., said Canadian oil ex- ports to the United States should be allowed only at higher prices and after energy requirements for Canadians have been assured. "We should ensure that the Canadian people are the sub- stantial beneficiaries of these Mgher prices and not just the Canadian subsidiaries of the in- ternational oil Mr. Gordon said. "One way of doing this would be a tax on the gas that is exported." He said until assurances are given for the protection of na- tive rights, the environment Canadian ownership and control and future Canadian needs, "I should think the project (oil and gas development, in the North) should be deferred.' Mr. Hetherington said in addi- tion to finding new energy re- sources-for Canadians in the next decade, immediate oil and gas development in the North will provide employment and put money into Canada's econ- omy. "It is reasonable to expect that the North will eventually yield for the people of Canada perhaps double what Alberta re- he said. "When this happens, the benefits will not be limited to the Arctic. In this case we will have all provinces, not just Alberta, sharing the wealth." Mr. Hetherington said if de- velopment of the North is de- ferred, "Canada will find itself in an energy short situation in the 1980s just as the United States is experiencing today be- cause of policies and delays in that country." OAC plans public meet June 28 A special public mesting of I the Alberta Opportunity Com- 1 pEiiy will be held at Lethbridgc in the Yates Memorial Centre June 28. The AOC is a Crown corpora- Hen designed to provide low- interest loans to qualifying business enterprises. The public meeting is tenta- thely scheduled between i p.m. and 2 p.m. Weather and road report SATURDAY SUNSET H Lctbbridge ......65 Pinclier Creak 56 Medicine Hat.....79 Edmonton .59 Grande Prairie 67 Jasper..........64 Banff...........50 Calgary..........57 Victoria..........63 Pentictcn........71 No increase in Treasury Brancli loans EDMONTON (CP) in- crease in the Bank of Canada's prime lending rate to 614 per cent is not compatible with Al- berta's goals of industrial diversification and increased ag- ricultural production and pro- cessing, Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said Thursday. Mr. Miniely said Alberta Treasury branches will loan money for rural development through the agricultural devel- opment fund at one-half per cent lower than the rate offer- ed by chartered banks. He said a project that may have been viable while receiving money at lower interest rates could be rendered uneconomical under higher rates, Attempts fail to find kin of young boy EDMONTON (CP) A re- port that a little boy who will tell authorities only that his name is "Car-Truck" might have been from Mayerthorpe, Alta., has proved to be ground- less, police said today. The boy was abandoned with a babysitter on March 3 in the Empire Hotel in Edmonton. All attempts to find his parents or other relatives have failed. The boy, believed to be about 3, now Is living with tempor- ary foster parents. An appli- cation to make the boy a ward of the provincial government is scheduled to be heard in fam- ily court M 2L Prince George .61 Kamloops........72 Vancouver...... 63 Saskatoon...... 78 Regina......... 82 Winnipeg....... 86 Toronto.......77 0 tawa 74 Montreal........ 74 St. John's....... 44 Halifax 74 Charlottetown.....60 Frcdericton .......76 Chicago........83 New York.......84 Miami.......... 88 Los Angelas.......71 Las Vegas........87 Phoenix..........99 Rome...........86 Paris...........70 London..........72 Berlin...........57 L Prc. 49 .SO 48 .85 52 1.41 52 1.05 48 .08 44 45 .23 47 1.11 41 .05 33 42 .05 47 47 60 .09 66 67 .05 54 51 45 .34 39 1.10 52 .70 48 .03 50 .63 67 61 76 .01 56 57 66 57 53 55 43 Amsterdam 57 55 Moscow ........82 63 Stockholm.......64 46 Mexico...... f. 79 63 ToKyo..........70 64 FORECAST: Lethbridgc Medicine Hat Today and Satur- day: Cloudv with intermittent rain. Winds NW 20-30. Highs both days 55-60. Lows 45-50. Columbia Kootenay Today and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A fsw afternoon show- and isolated thunder- snowers. Highs today and Sat- urday around 60. Lows tonight near 45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Rain most sections today oc- casionally heavy along the east slopes of the Rockies. Rain northeast tonight and Saturday scattered showers elesewhere. Fen thunderstorms possible across the northeast portion this afternoon. Continued cool. Highs today 55 to 65 west 70s east. Lows tonight mostly 40s. Hi ens Saturday 55 to 65. West of Continental Divide Occasional rain early today scat- tered showers this afternoon thru Saturday. Continued cool. Highs today and Saturday 50s. Lows tonight 40s. SPECIAL BRAND NAME TIRES 750x16 8 PLY Tire, Tube and liner WHILE STOCKS LAST .00 Each PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW FOR DON CORD BALER TWINE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA 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 5 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 Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p m Open Juna 1. Roosevillt 8 a.m. to midnight. ;