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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE lETHBRIDGE H5RALD - tue^tdav, Junfl 53 Tf70 Letter By Nixon Aide Disclaimed Policy Document On Energy By DAVE McINTOSH OTTAWA (CP) - The U.S. State department has disclaimed a letter by an aide to President Nixon as an American policy document on continental energy, informed sources said here Monday. The letter maintain-^d that the U.S. should keep quotas on imports of Canadiaiti petroleum until Camada agreed to a pack- Wilson Faces Criticism In Labor Party Revival By CY FOX LONDON (CP) - A humiliated Harold Wilson, expelled from power in one of the century's biggest election upsets, is facing some harsh critidsm from within his defeated Laibor party as he starts the job of reviving that baittered 'orpawiza-tion's morale. But despite Labor's history of hitter interoai dissensiions during periods in opposition, Wilson's position as party leader seemed secure, at least for the moment, in the absence of any plausible successor. Already the ex-priime minister and members of his former cab- APPEALING - Bernadette Devlin, 23, member of the British Parliament and civil rights leader, arrives at court in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, to hear ruling on her appeal against a six month prison sentence for her part in the riots in Northern Ireland last August, The court ruled against her appeal but her defense counsel, Sir Dingle Foot, said he would apply for leave to appeal to the English House of Lords. Edmonton Is ^Drug City For 1970 Say Young Users EDMONTON (CP) - Dr. Joto Rfiiad, medical director at University Hospital, said Monday that EdmOTton is beirag regarded by young drug users "as the place to come" tMs summer. Dr. Read told a news oomfer-esioe that police m other drug Bricklayers Exceed Pay Guidelines HAMILTON iCP) - About 4(X) Hamilton bricklayers Monday far exceeded federal wage guidelines by ratifying an agreement that will increase their wage and fringe-benefit package by 32 per cent in less than a year. On Feb. 1 the package for members of Local 1 of the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers' International Union will be $7.13 an hour. The federal wage guidelines limit annual wage increases to six per cent. ^ ^^^^^ HALE i \ OPTICAL 1 M COMPANY LTD Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 6fh St. S. 327-7152 centres, such as Taromito and Vaincouver, have ola m p e d dowin on drug users. He said the iafoirmation came from young people receiving treatmmt at the hospital for effects of drugs. The hospital treats about 75 per cent of these cases in the city. Medical staff at -the boispital's emergency ^vwd had reported youths Slaying that Edmonton is this year's "drug city." Dr. Read said the drug abuse scene appears to sMft from one city to another each smraner. Niagara Fa'fls, Ont., was to have been the city this year but a clamp down ended that possibility, he said. Spokesmen for dty police amd the ROMP said they have not received similar imdica-tioms, but one cdlty poM.ce inspector said Dr. Read is "very cbse to the drug problem." University Hospital announced last week it will provide confidential treaitment for persons suffering drug reactions, and currently handles six to seven cases a day. Dr. Read said the alternative is no treaitmenit. The principle drug is LSD. "We haven't seen any heroin yet," he said. U.S. Oime Rate Rises WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI statistics released today showed crime across the United States jumped 13 per cent during the first three months this year, but the justice department said it was encouraged because violent crimes have increased at a slower rate than in the same period in 1969. Attorney-General John N. Mitchell said the "slowdown trend" in violent crimes-murder, robbery, rape amd assault -was partdcularly evident in cities with 250,000 or more population. But property crinies-burglary, auto theft, and larcency of $50 or more-went up faster than before. The FBI said reports of violent crhnes in all areas of the U.S. were up 12 per cent in the Burning Rectal Itch Relieved In Minutes This Special Hemorrhoid Remedy Contains A Unique Healing Substance That Relieves Pain As It Shrinlts Hemorrhoids One of the most common af- over a period of many flictions is a condition known months. Furthermore, these as "Itching Piles." It is most testa and observations were embarrassing for the sufferer made on patients with a wide during the day and especially variety of hemorrhoidal aggravating at night. If you want satisfactory relief-here's good news. A renowned research laboratory has found a unique healing substance witli the ability to promptly relieve the burning conditions. All this was accompli.shed by a healing substance (Bio-Dyne)-developed by a world-renowned research institution. This substance is now obtainable in ointment or itcla and pain. It actually suppository form known as _u_._,., u-----1.-:.,- mu:_ Preparation H. Ask for Preparation H Suppositories ffonvenicnt to carry if nway fmni home) or Preparalion 1 f Ointment with special applicator. Available at all drug counters. Satisfaction or shrinks hemorrhoids. This .subslnnrc hna been shown to pi-i)(lum: :i 111"-^'.. ciToctivc fair; of litMlini;. lis t'i'rm-killin!; proiierties also liclp prevent infection. In one hemorrhoid case _________----------- after another "very striking your money refunded, improvement" was reported. T h is i in prove me n t wa s ma i n-tained in cnseH wliero clinical observations were continued Prepdrationf]] fh^t three months of the year comipared with the same period last year. It said the rate of increase in first-quarter 1969 had been 15 per cent, for a drop in the rate of increase this year of three per cent. However, first-quarter property crimes were up 13 per cent this year and 10 per cent last year. Lightning Sets Off 32 Fires EDMONTON (CP) - Thirty-two fcrest fires started by lightning were burning fcO'day in the Whitecomt area northwest of Edimionton, the Alberta forest service resported. Nome of the new fires was thought to be large. Forty - three fires, 30 under cGiDtrol, were reported in the province, far.less seiious than two weeks ago when 84 were b\u-ning. The fire hazard was high to extreme today in the Grande Prairie forest. It was high in the northwest but low to mcd-erate in the southwest. luiiisl'ail Man Dies lu Mishap INNISFAIL (C^) - Roderick Gordon Smith, 22, of hmis-feil was killed when the car in which he was a passenger left Highway 54 near Iwrc, rolled in a ditch and slammed into a pwer pole. George Gibbon of Innisfail, the driver cE ihs car, was reported in satisfactory condition in hospital today. Innisfail is 60 miles north of Calgary, , Captain's Jail Term Quashed VANCOUVER (CP) - The British Coliumbia Court of Appeal Monday quashed the conviction and six-month jail sentence imposed on Captain Amie Dan^is, former chief negotiaitor of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild, on oonifcempt of court arising from the five-week tow-boat strike. In a unanimous dedsdon, the appeal court judges said they were satisfied that Mr. Justice T. A. Dohm of the B. G. Su-prenue Court wias oarrect in termalng Oaptain Davis an officer of the union, but held tibat there was no evideraoe thait he participated in any way in breachang an anti-picfceting injunction in the bitter tugboat dispute. Captain Davis, 42, a tugboat master with Kangoome Navigai-tilon., which is owned by Mac-Millan Bloedel Ltd., was cited with contempt June 4 afiter guild pickets forced a shutdown of MacMfflara Bloediel's Powell River pulp mMl, idling 2,200 em, ployees for miore than a month. Scisk.^s Second Premier Dies At Age 93 REGINA (CP) - WilUam Melville Martin, knQ\vn as "Saskatchewan's grand old man," died Monday at 93 after 53 years of public service, mclud-ing six years as the second premier of his adopted province. The Norwich, Ont.-bom lawyer also served for 20 years as chief justice of Saskatchewan after a long politidal career that started in 1908 when he repr'e-sented Regina as a Liberal MP. He was the last known survivor of the band of Liberals that gave Su- Wilfrid Laurier his last term as prime minister. He was mentioned as a possible successor to Su* Wilfrid as head of the Liberal party but refused to consider it. Mr. Martin served m Ottawa until 1916 when he was called on to replace Walter Scott, Saskatchewan's first, premier, who was retiring because of ill health. In his first government he retained the position of muiister of education as well as premier. During his SVj years as premier, Mr. Martin led the Liberal party to victory m two general elections, in 1917 and in 1921. It was imder the Martin gov-e r n m e n t that Saskatchewan women were given full provincial and mimicipal franchise rights. Mr. Martin resigned as premier in 1922 and in July of tliat year was named to the bench of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, inet are preparing to settle into what amounts to a new era for their party after almost six years in control in Britain. One of Wilson's immediate preoccupaitions is the pedestrian job of finding a new LondOT home foi" himself and Mrs. Wilson now that they have been forced by the ConservaMve election victory into huniedly vacating 10 Downing Street. Yet even in the short time since Thursday's baloting, events have indicated tliat Labor over the next few years will be involved in a thorough ovei-'haul of both its ideology and party machinery, CITES PERSONAL POWER "No leader of the Labor party should ever again be allowed to build up the kind of personal power that Mr. Wilson has had," insisted Bernard Crick, a professor of poMtics at Sheffield University, in one of the postelection blasts aimed at the former prime minister. Crick, who taught at McGill University in Montreal 15 years ago, also revived the "Wilson-must-go" refrain sounded by some in the Labor ranks at crucial stages of the now-defeated goverrmnent's term of office. But political observers suggest that any jockeying among Labor's top personailities will show in competition for the post of deputy leader of the parlia mentary paiiy-a job previously performed by defeated MP George Brown-ratlier than efforts to unseat Wilson himself. Richard C r o s s m a n, social services minister m the Wilson cabinet, believes that Labor in defeat is desperately in need o� fresh ideas. WOULD LEAD CLEANUP At 62, he is taking over as edi-toa- of tlve left-wing New Statesman, aimmg to put that weekly into the forefront of Labor's ideological housecleaning while also seeking to put across the lessons learned by the party in its recent period of power. Candidates for Brown's old post as deputy leader may include Jsmes Callaghan, Roy Jenldns and Denis Healey. Wilson, a razor-sharp leader of the Opposition ui 1963-64 wHl also be drawing on their talents for his Commons assaults against the new Conservative admirastration of Edward Heath. And the new prime minister is likely to find the chamber's six Liberal miembers, as well as such independents as left-wing Bernadette Devlin from North-ei-n Ireland, backing at least some af Wilson's anti-govera-ment forays. Grader Operator Plows Up Road After Bill Dispute age deal on production and use of North American energy re-soiu-ces. It caused a poMcal flurry here and T. C. Douglas, NDP leader, accused Wasliington of political blackmail in an attempt to get its hands on Cama-di'cun water, mineral and other resources. The April 22 letter was written by William E. Timmons, a senior presidential aide for congressional relaitions, to a group of 25 U.S. senators who objected to the American quota cut in Canadian oil imports. The external affairs diepart-ment consuilted the U.S. state deparhnent to get clarification on whether the Timmons letter represented official policy of the U.S. adminisitriation, NO POLICY SET Washington now has replied, informants said, that the letter did rjot have the status of an in-ter-govemmmt commumiication, which was obvious, and was not designed as an American policy statement. However, it was pointed put that though the U.S. state department disclaimed the letter as a policy-setter, the White House itseif had not, unless through a private communication between Mr. Nixon and Prime Minister Trudeau. Soime 18 months ago, Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Nkon agreed to jokit Camada-U.S. talks in the energy field. But Extemail Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp has said such talks have progressed little beyond consultation about the American import oil quotas. The subsequent Timmons letter said in part: "The nataonal security of the U.S. requires tlie oonolusion of a comprehensive agreement with Canada with respect to all energy matters and the imposition 6i some quantiitaitive limitationB on the entry of Canadian petno-leum pending the conclusion of such a pact." Energy Minister J. J. Greene has maintained all along that any oil discussions were completely separate from talks on any other enei'gy resources. And Mr. Sharp said March 9 tbait water had been spedfioally excluded fr'om such conversa-tioms. Mr. Greene said last week the Timmons letter contained "patent mistakes." He said the letter referred to an insecure oil supply in eastern Canada, ahnost 70 par cent of which comes from Venezuela. He said that the U.S. itself deems Venezuela a secure source of supply. Mr. Greene said tlie U.S. had just slackened some of its restrictions against Canadian oil imports and that therefore it was "peculiar" if Wasihington mtended to use the restrictions as leverage for a continental energy package. Seek Identity Of Body CALGARY (CP) - RCMP Monday asked the public for assistance in identifying the decomposed body of a woman found Sunday in the Bow River south of Calgary. Police said the woman was about 45 to 50 years old and had been dead for about four weeks. She was heavily buUt, 150 pounds and five feet, eight inches tall, with short, black hair. Her racial origin was not known. The woman was weainng an off-wMte, heavy-knit sweater, with two pockets in the front and two buttons, covered with the knit material, located on the shoulders of the sweater. RCMP also found the body of a man in the river, downstream from where the woman's body was found. POINT ROBERTS, Wash. (CP) - An irate grader operator* from Bumaby, B.C., plowed up a road here Monday, bashed in the side of a police car, then retreated across the border in a fusillade of police bullets. Police on both sides of the border pieced together the details of what they were callmg the "g r e a t international blacktop incident": Grader* operator Ernest Raymond Astells, 40, crossed into this Washington State pemnsula at 8 a.m. PDT to collect $680 from contractor PhDip Sopow of Pomt Roberts. Mr. Sopow, police said, had hired Mr. Astells and his grader to finish off 1,000 feet of blacktop road for a subdivi-sion. "He came to my door and submitted a bill for $680 for* the work he had done on my road," said Mr. Sopow. "I told hun that his work had been unsatisfactory and I had to bring in another contractor from Vancouver to do the woa-k over again. I told Astells I would settle with him on the same basis after I had paid the man who had I'edone his work." Mr. Sopow said Mr. Astells then said: "I've got a grader sittmg out on the road and I'll tear it all up." The contractor said he thought Astells was bluffing but telephoned Deputy Sheriff Chad Caswell, who arrived just as the grader started coughig great holes in the road. The deputy sheriff parked his car in front of the grader, but the blade chomped a big bite out of it. Mr. Caswell tried unsuccessfully to stop the grader, then more police arrived. The gradei* beat a hasty retreat to Canadian soil at speeds up to 30 miles an hour. The pursuing police fired several shots at th grader's big tires, but couldn't stop it. GENE RAL FARM SUPPLIEl PRESENTS THE 1^^^ WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 74, ABOVE 19.no *^ ZERO AT-l^'"" NOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 4:24 SUNSET 8:43 Lethbridge.......89 Waterton....... 83 Pincher Creek ... 83 Cranbrook.......84 Edmonton....... 70 Calgary........ 74 Victoria........ 73 87 70 85 73 89 76 74 Penticton ... Piince George Kamloops .... Vancouver ... Saskatoon .... Wmnipeg..... Thunder Bay . Toronto.........77 Ottawa..........78 Montreal........78 Chicago......... 78 Miami.......... 86 Los Angeles...... 81 52 .. 45 .. 45 .. 59 .. 49 .. 48 .. 47 .. 57 .. 44 .. 59 .. 52 .. 58 .. 67 .. 46 .. 49 .. 55 .. 54 .01 62 .. 77 .. 65 .. SYNOPSIS Clouds will spread eastward across northern Alber-ta during next 24 liours. Showers wiU develop in most areas of Alberta Wednesday, little change in temperatiure. FOUECAST Lethbridge - Sunny today, cloudy periods and warmer Wedlnesday. Wuids NW20. Low-high 5.5-85. Medicine Hat - Sunny today and Wednesday, warmer. Winds S15. Low-high 55-85. C o 1 u m b I a-Kootcnay - Sunny and warm today. Cloudy intervals tonight and Wednesday. Isolated showers or thunderstorms overnight. Winds light, except gusty near tbu^i-derstorms. Low tonight and high Wednesday at Cranbrook 52-78. Castlegar 55-80. Make Huge Haul MONROE, Mich. (AP) -Ijocnl and federal narcotics .locals seized almost a ton of marijuana in a raid on a fai-m-house about 10 miles south of this city near the Ohio border. Police said the marijuMa had a relail value of around $8,000,000, basing tlieu- estimates of $1 a cigarette retail. Three men were arreeted. END OF THE CHASE - Hit by police bullets, grader stands abandoned Monday after being purst;ed back into British Columbia from Point Roberts, Wash. Operator, angry at being refused payment, plowed up his road work, bashed a hole in a sheriff's patrol car, then roared ocroo* tha border, . Owatonna Presents.. . SWATHERS and WINDROWERS  fxtro wida �rop conciltioncrs.  Contour flotation. 9 One platform can be raised a foot while the other end hugs the ground.  Individually powered frimping rolos produce thorough but gentle conditioning.  No �hreddlng  No feorlng  Steins ore power crimpled. SEE THEM TODAYl GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and in good drivmg condition. Highway 1 - Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff Is dition. Banff to Revelstoke is bare and ui good condition. Motroists are advised to watch for faUen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Creston - Salmo highway is bare and in good condition. Motorists are asked to watch for fallen rock, doer and caribou. Snow tires or chains are no longer required when travelling m any mountain area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Partliill-Rykerts 0 a.m. to midnight, Logan Pass, 8 a.m. to 7 p..m. ;