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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta .c LETH6RIDOI HEftAtD Wedrmrfav, Juni 21, 1971 Wage, price controls receive little support By STUART LAKE OTTAWA (CP) In its last report to Parliament and the country, the prices and income commission warned Tuesday that temporary controls on wages and prices may be neces- sary before long. But such controls to fight in- flation would work only with strong public backing not now apparent, said Commissioner John Young. Speaking In a news confer- ence after release of his report, Dr. Young said that some parts of the country, particularly Brit- ish Columbia, strongly favored controls. But there was little support elsewhere. In the Commons, Prime Min- ister Trudeau said price and wage controls still are part ol government contingency plans. Tuesday's report ends about three years ot the commission's lite. It will cease to exist within a month or so after it wraps up some loose ends. Dr. Young set no time on when he thought temporary con- trols might be necessary. They would be brought on by "the marches of per- formance of prices in the econ- omy and the public's reaction to them. He cautioned that the country ould not expect to live with in- lation and also expect unem- iloyment to be reduced. But prospects for co-operation among the private sector and governments to fashion effec- Ive control may be more prom- sing now than when the com- mission started its job of trying o dampen inflationary expecta- ions in 1969, said the commis- iion report. Only limited success was ichleved then, the brief said. The commission satd the total amount of demand for goods and services In the economy hould be geared to the nation's o t e n t i a 1 growth rate, the p-owth of productivity and other actors. Taxes, government spending, credit conditions, exchange rates and government debl- unding all must he brought Into ine, said Dr. Young. The commission report said it does not believe that powerful ahor unions and corporations can continue to push up costs and prices regardless of the amount of pressure or slack in :he economy. Two killed in Parkland plane crash INNISFATL (CP) Two men wers killed Monday when light aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from the Clear- water airstrip en route to this community, 16 miles southwest of Bed Deer. The wreckage was found Tuesday. The two were Identified pilot Jim Sbanahan of Innisfall and passenger Jim Fry of Cal- gary. The wreckage was locatec about 4 p.m. MDT by the crew of a twin otter aircraft from 440 Squadron at Canadian Forces Base Namao near FA monton. Profits up VANCOUVER (CP) Van couver-based Hy's of Canads Ltd. reports profits of or 18 cents a share in the six months ending March 31, up from earnings of or nin cents a share for the tame period in 1971. Finance committee okays 7 screening bill clauses GOVERNOR Premier Peler Louflhwd of Alberta chats with Gov. Fran- cis Sargent of MassaehusseHs in the office during a courtesy call yesterday. Lightning RCMP raids catch unions off guard VANCOUVER (CP) In a surprise move, police armed with search warrants raided construction union offices throughout British Columbia Tuesday afternoon seeking evi- dence of infractions of the Brit- PytUiau Sisters meeting COALDALE (HNS) The district convention of the Pyth- ian Sisters will be held here to- day, hosted by the Coaldale Pythian Sisters Sunset Temple. 6. Mrs. Beth Baldry, most ex cellent chief, will preside at tha meeting. Mrs. Jessie grand chief, is convener. It was to commence Nolan, deputy the convention with registrations at 11 a.m. follow- ed by lunch at business of the the afternoon. 12 noon anc convention in sh Columbia Mediation Act. Offices hit included the head- quarters of the B.C. and Yukon Building and Construction Trades Council in Vancouver and union locals In at least nine centres on Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland. The raids follow wide-spread defiance by construction work- ers of a provincial government decree issued earlier this month ordering the lifting of a six- week lockout in the construction industry and a resumption of work June 14. The raids caught unions by surprise with police using ex- traordinary precautions to pre- vent leakage of their plans. Officials of the construction trades unions declined comment on the raids. They reported they had been instructed by their lawyers to avoid comment. In addition to Vancouver, raids were carried out in Victo- ria, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Kill- mat, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, Prince George and Prince Rupert. Bruce McColl, one of two Van- couver lawyers retained earlier this month by the attorney-gen- eral's department to investigate the possibility of laying charges against construction workers and unions defying the back-to- work order, said Tuesday: "The- majority of unions involved in the defiance were hit today." In Victoria, Attorney-General Leslie Peterson said the light- ning raids should not be Inter- preted as anything but normal legal procedure. Special barley quota extended neetings record BOSTON (AP) Premier eter Lougheed of Alberta Lsited briefly with Gov. Fran- s Sargent of Massachusetts 'uesday after arriving here to discuss investment opportun- ies In his province with local usinessmen. Lougheed and Sargent were holographed together after the ueeiing, which a spokesman or the governor described as ceremonial." The spokesman aid the two men did not dis- uss business. Later, the premier attended a unchcon at the posh Union Club, where he chatted with ausiness and financial officials. WINNIPEG deadline for (CP) The producer deliv- eries under the special 15-bush- el barley quota has been ex tended by one week, C. W. Gib- bings, commissioner of tha Canadian Wheat Board, nounced today. The new termination date for the special quota, designated as F.quota for barley, will be Friday, June 30. M hal's important about tomorrow is today. Today has its problems, but it's still a good world we live in. And tomorrow? Thai's up to all of us. Because to build a better tomorrow, we have to start right now. We have to think about things like family life, the underprivileged, and education. The Commission on. Educational Planning has spent almost three years studying today's Alberta, Albertans, and Alberta's educa- tional system. And the Commission has much to say about tomorrow. It's all in a book titled A Choice of Futures. What should we do today about tomorrow? Start by reading A Choice of Futures. Then decide for yourself. ---------------rosmcoM------ ALSO AVAILABLE AT ALL SAFEWAY OUT- LETS, DEPARTMENT STORES AMR BOOK. SELLERS THROUGHOUT ALBERTA. Monday, Lougheed was in York, where he met with ov. Nelson Rockefeller and at- ended a luncheon at a private club in downtown financial dis- rict where he spoke to local lusincssmen and financial ana- ysts. An aide said Lougheed's dis- cussions in Boston and New York were "off the record" and the premier did not wish to peak with reporters. Before he left Alberta, he ;aid in an interview that talks would include both Alberta gov- ernment bonds and the climate or investment in private enter- irises in the province. He was to return to Edmon- on after his meetings in Bos- an. .OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons finance committee made difficult but significant progress Tuesday through the complex maze of a government bill to set up a screening procedure for foreign takeovers. During lengthy and detailed morning and afternoon sittings, MPs found themselves contin- ually returning to the same points from slightly-different angles and deferred decision on two key clauses In the bill. Bujt in the last five minutes of the afternoon silting they ap- proved seven of the bill's 28 clauses and Conservative Rob- ert McCleave (Halifax East Hants) suggested the committee would be able to finish examina- tion of the bill Thursday. It would then be possible for the government to have the Commons give final approval to the proposed legislation before the June 30 summer recess. Complicating Tuesday's dis- cussion was a series of proposed amendments announced by In- dustry Minister Jean-Luc Pepin- The proposed amendments generally would exempt more companies from automatically being considered foreign-con- trolled, exempt businesses such as investment dealers from the bill's provisions and make ex- plicit several conditions thai were Implied in the bill. NO MAJOR CHANGES Mr. Pepin said the proposed amendments are in response to suggestions from MPs and pri vate groups and would make no great changes in the bill. The proposed legislation would require government ap- proval whenever control of any but the smallest company in Canada was acquired by i "non-eligible person." Non-eligible persons mclud foreign citizens, foreign govern ments, Canadians residen abroad, landed immigrants wh could have acquired Canadia citizenship but have not done so and companies controlled b non-eligible persons. Much of Tuesday's discusslo and Mr. Pepin's major ameni ment concerned the definition a company controlled by non-e igible persons if they hold mor than five per cent of its votin shares. To take over another con pany, such a company would e ther have to get government ap proval or be able to prove con- 'Sweeping powers' challenged YELLOWKNIFE, N. W. T. (CP) Territorial council members' concern over com- missioner Stuart Hodgson's sweeping powers to set and change regulations temporarily sidelined a new Correctional Services Bill for the Northwest Territories Tuesday. David Searle, member for Yellowknife, led the move to set aside the legislation for further consideration. Mr. Searle said the bill lefl the responsibility for selling regulations entirely in the hands of Mr. Hodgson. Council was not doing its job by not in- corporating the powers in the body of the bill. "We seem to be very, very lightly sketching out legislation and leaving more and more to Mr. Searle said. Pontiff marks anniversary VATICAN CITY (AP) Pop Paul said today nine years o troubled papacy have convincec him that God may have calle him to his high position to suf fer. He added that despite his suf ferings he enjoyed a deep tran quillity from his faith in Jest Clirist as the one who keeps th church going through change and controversies. In an unusual speech, Pop Paul told a cheering crowd c about his feelings and im pressions on today's ninth ann versary of his election as th pontiff. He said he was moved by many signs of devotion affection" as he crossed tl crowd to reach his throne at tl weekly public audience. "ft was nine years ago toda and exactly at this time short before noon in the Sistin Chapel that the choice w made of our humble person f the See of the Roman papacy the pontiff said. 'We never in the least desiri or even less favored our ele tion." He said a note in his person diary read: "Maybe the Lord has call me to this service not because have any capacity or that I ma govern the church and save from ils present difficulties b because I may suffer somethin for the church and it may clear that He guides it an saves one else." New Montana constitution challenged in high court A is nol In the hands ot those Mi-eligible persoiis. Mr. Pepin's amendment, nol formally introduced in the ommons, would define a com- ny presumed to be controlled non-eligible persons as one lere one non-eligible person Ids five per cent of voting ares or wliere 25 per cent of oting shares are held by non- gible persons. OULD STILL STEP IN Mr. Pepin emphasized Uiat e government could sfill step where non-eligible persons eld less than 25 per cent if the ivernment could prove that those holdings constituted COB. Irol. Conservative Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West) objected to the five-pcr-cent figure for nn individual's holdings, saying it could create problems for Cana- dian-controlled companies tiiat happen to have five per cent of Iheir shares owned by a for- eigner. He suggested 10 per cenl, the figure set out in the Bank Act as the limit on foreign ownersliip of banks, would be better. Mi1. Pcpin said he would amend Hs amendment to that effect. 'etroleum industry briefs avor revamped work week EDMONTON (CP) Four nets from the petroleum in- ustry presented Tuesday, to Board of Industrial Relations earing favored 12-hour days nd compressed work weeks. Three briefs from the oil in- ustry included the unions om two Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. efinerics. The other came om Alberta Sulphate Ltd. ear Provost. Recommendations by Alberta ulphate and Imperial Oil Ltd. i at the board authorize longer orking days In certain eases ad been made at the request f employees, the board was old. The hearings are called reg- larly by the board prior to re- iews of regulations governing purs and conditions of work. Following the hearings Tues- ay, Eugene Mitchell, manager of the Alberta Federation of Labor, said the AFL feels eight hour days, and five-day weeks are not sacred. But the federa- tion is concerned about effects of exposing workers to possibly hazardous conditions for long- er periods. Board Chairman Robert D'Eslcrre said he was concern- ed that no medical Information on effect on workers of 12- hous shifts in t h e se conditions had been presented. Local 501 of the Gas and Oil Workers Union, representing Gulf employees at its Edmon- ton refinery, said membership was 90 per cent in favor of tha 12-hour day on a trial basis. Union President L. R. Bark- well said management has ten- tatively agreed to the shifts, averaging 40-hour weeks, for a trial of six to eight weeks. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET .clhbriilge incher Ci'eek Medicine Hat Edmonton...... Grande Prairie Banff !olgary......... 75 Victoria..........60 'enticton.......68 'rince George 62 (amloops........65 Vancouver 63 Saskatoon........76 Regina 73 tVinnipeg........ 64 Toronto......... 35 Ottawa......... 83 Montreal ......82 St. John's........ 68 Halifax.......... B4 jharlottetown 74 Fredericton.....-75 thicago..........80 New York........77 Miami........ ..86 Los Angeles 82 San Francisco 60 Phoenix ..........106 Honolulu........ 86 Las Vegas.......-99 Rome..........81 Paris............66 London 61 Berlin 68 Amsterdam 63 Brussels.........66 Madrid 82 Moscow ........75 Stockholm......61 Tokyo........... 82 Mexico City 82 T. I're 49 .03 40 59 47 50 .08 48 .04 43 44 .01 54 .13 40 54 .14 50 47 44 39 63 .22 66 .30 67 .09 49 59 56 67 77 ,54 68 52 85 73 83 59 54 54 45 48 54 63 61 52 63 59 FORF.CASTS Lethbridge. Calgary To- day: A few showers or thun- dershowers. Highs 65-70. Low.' 40-JS. Thursday: Sunny pe- riods. A few afternoon show- ers. Highs near 65. Medicine Hat Today: Sunny. A few evening thunder- showers. Highs near 80. Lows 45-50. Thursday: A few show- ers, ilighs near 70. Columbia, Kootenay To- day and Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a few showers. A few afternoon and evening thundershowers both days. Con- tinuing cool. Highs today In the low 60s and Thursday near 65 except reaching 70 in the West Kootenay district. Lows tonight mid-405. MONTANA East of Continental Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunder- showers west portion, spreading into east -portion by this after, noon. Most showers ending to- night. Thursday partly cloudy with widely scattered showers. Cooler west portion today and east portion Thursday. Highs today 65 to 75 west 75 to 85 east portion. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Thursday 65 to 75. West of Continental Divide- Cloudy with showers and few thunderstorms today. Most showers ending tonight. Thurs- day, partly cloudy with scat- tered showers mostly over mountains. Little change in temperature. Highs today and Thursday 65 to 75. Lows tonight In 40s. HELENA, Mont. (AP) Montana Governor Forrest An- derson has proclaimed the pas- sage of a new state constitu- tion. Within minutes of Anderson's late Tuesday afternoon pro- clamation being filed with Sec- retary of State Frank Murray, attorney Paul Keller asked the Montana Supreme Court for an order halting the governor's proclamation. The proclamation notes the new state charter received 415 votes in its favor and 882 against. The slate Supreme Court gave Mr. Keller a hearing on behalf of his client, William Cashmore of Helena, a retired physician and former state leg- islator. European Made Lincoln and Bal-lt Brands GUARANTEED BALER TWINE ft. and ft. 6.95 PER BALE GET YOUR SUPPIIES NOW GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coultt Highway, Uthbridge, Phone.328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.HI TODAY COURTESY OF All highways In the Leth- bridge disrtict are bare ana dry. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. PORTS OF ENTHY (Opening and Closing Coiitls M hours; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Del Bonila 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Rooscville, B.C. 8 a.m. to midnight; Kingsgate, B.C., U hours; PortMll Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; WiMbanec, 8 a.m. to p.m. ;