Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Utltbtidgc Herald VOL. LXVI No. 164 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 60 PAGES Final touches being put on royal tour TORONTO (CP) More than a million people are expected to get a glimpsa of Queen E'iza- beth starting Monday as she ar- rives here to launch a 10-day visit to Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Regina and Calgary. Tour organizers putting final touches to the details of her seventh visit as eighth as royal that estimate on the fact that the itinerary touches some of the most devoutly monarchist areas as it winds through 20 towns and cities in four prov- inces. Highlights of the trip are cen- tennial celebrations for Princs Edward Island and the RCMP in Regina. But stops during a five-day journey through west- ern Ontario, and a last-day ap- pearance in Calgary to open the Stampede, are major events too. This trip includes the usual round of tree plantings, official openings, presentations, state dinners and inspection tours. But efforts have been made to inject some fun into the agenda, perhaps in daference to Prince Philip who, while opening Van- couver's f2-million city hall in 1969, exposed the tedious side of royal tours with the crack: "It gives me great pleasure to de- clare this thing it is." The official aspects will ,be offset partially by appearances at the 114th running of the Queen's Plate horse race June 30 near Toronto and the Shaw festival two days earlier at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Prince Edward Island is ex- pected to produce crowds as en- thusiastic as those during royal tours in 1959 and 1964. On the Prairies, where Union Jacks can be nearly as common as the Maple Leaf flag, royal couple's presence is pected to cap heady celebra- tions for the RCMP. The Queen will travel through Regina in a horse-drawn car- riage to the force's training grounds and will take part in further centennial esremonies in Calgary before opening the stampede. Cheeky heat-beater Comfortably ensconced in his compact heat- beater, seven-year-old Trevor Wagenvoort scans a map in search of cooler climes. With soaring temperatures in many parts of the province Fri- day and continued hot weather expected over the weekend, his best bet appears to be to con- vince his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Wagen- voort, of 2216 15th Ave. N., to head for a deep cool lake. Gandhi sees Banff as tour nears end Nine murder charges laid By DAVE GROFF Canadian Press Staff wwriter At least nine capital murder charges have been laid in Canada since the five-year, partial ban on hang- ing lapsed at the end of last December. However, only one trial has been completed in New Brunswick and it resulted in the reduction the charge by the jury to non-capital murder, which has maximum penalty of life imprisonment, A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows New Brunswick has the most capital murder charges, four, including the one completed. Alber- ta has one joint charge against two persons, and Nova Scotia has one. Manitoba has had one capital murder charge. That involved a juvenile but no decision has been made to raise it to adult court. British Columbia has at least two capital murder charges awaiting disposition and Ontario at least one. However, complete statistics for the two provinces are not readily available. A man and woman in Alberta are awaiting trial at the fall sitting of the Alberta Supreme Court. They originally were charged with non-capital murder, but it was changed to capital murder in a lower court. One other capital murder charge was reduced by the pre- siding justice to manslaughter. It resulted in a convic- tion and a 10-year sentence. Inside BANFF, Alta. (CP) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India had a glimpse of some of this Rocky Mountain resort area's tourist attractions Friday and a brief rest from the hectic pace of her goodwill visit to Canada. It was the first time since her visit began last Sunday that Mrs. Gandhi did not have to cope with pickets protesting In- dia's retention of prison- ers from the 1971 civil war be- tween Bangladesh and West Pakistan. About 60 placard-waving Pak- istanis protested at the Calgary airport as Mrs. Gandhi arrived from Montreal, but the 55-year- old Indian leader did not see the demonstrators before em- Shelby seeks gopher race betting okay SHELBY. Mont. (AP) Ever heard of betting on a gopher race? Officials in this small north- ern Montana town have re- quested the state racing com- mission to allow pari-mutuel betting on the upcoming Unit- ed States Open Gopher Der- by. The sponsors said their "amateur legal staff" has found no Montana law which prohibits such wagering. Maybe their next step should be to ask Nevada oddsmaker Jimmy the Greek for the odds. barking by car on the 70-mile trip to Banff. Looking tired from the busy schedule she began when she landed in Ottawa, Mrs. Gandhi was greeted in 80-degree tem- peratures at the Banff Springs Hotel by about 250 applauding persons, many of them tourists. After resting in her 12-room royal suite, she made a brief stop at a museum to view ex- hibits depicting the heritage of Canadian Indians and took a ride in a gondola car to the top of Sulphur Mountain. She then returned to the hotel for a private diner. Mrs. Gandhi flew by helicop- ter to Calgary early today and then boarded a Canadian gov- ernment plane for Vancouver. She is scheduled to spend the last two days of her eight-day Canadian tour in Vancouver and Victoria before returning to New Delhi Sunday. Mrs. Gandhi was greeted at the Calgary airport by Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed and his wife Jeane; Jean Chretien, minister of Indian affairs and northern development, and his wife Aline. Two killed in air crash INDUS (CP) Two persons were killed Friday in a crash of a light aircraft near this community about 25 miles southeast of Calgary. ALBERTA BYELECTION MONDAY Political futures hang in balance CALGARY (CP) The fu- ture of two apposition party leaders and the ruling Progres- sive Conservative party could be decided in the provincial by- election Monday in the Calgary Foothills constituency. How the more than eli- gible voters cast their ballots could determine the political fates of Social Credit leader Werner Schmidt and Liberal leader Bob Russell. Also at stake is the New Democratic party's hopes, riding on provin- cial party president Nancy Eng, of gaining a sturdy foothold in Alberta. Stewart McCrae hopes to re- tain the seat for the Conserva- tives and defeat would weigh heavily on Ibe Tories who have held the constituency since 1967. DARK HORSE Dark Horse in the race is Glenn Pylypa, leader of the rnuuermiaiiun Sodeli1 uf Albei- ta. The byelection was called to fill the vacancy left bv the death last February of Tele- phones Minister Len Werry in a car accident. It is the second since Premier Peter Lougheed's Conservative government oust- ed the Social Credit admini- stration Aug. 30, 1971. Neither the Liberal or NDP party contested that byelection, called to fill a vacancy left by the death of Conservative MLA Jack Robertson. Freshman Tory Graham Harle defeated Socred Galen Norris who held the seat for 15 years prior to his defeat by Mr. Robertson in the 1971 election. It is the second attempt at a legis 1 a t i v e seat for Mr. Schmidt, 41, who lost to Labor Minister Bert Hohol in Edmon- ton Belmont in the 1971 elec- tion. He succeeded former premier Harry Strom as provincial party leader last February following an upset victory over Bob Clark, MLA for Olds Dids- bury, and a loss could provoke a challenge to his position. Mr. Schmidt resigned his pos- ition as academic vice presi- dent of Lethbridge Community College when he became party leader and moved to Calgary from Edmonton after declaring his candidacy for the byelec- tion. Of the 75 legislative seats, the Conservatives hold 48, So- cial Credits 24, Independent one and the NDP one, held by party leader Grant Notley. Hands across the table President Nixon and Soviet General Secretary Leonid 1. Brezhnev clasp aboard the President's plane. "The Spirit of as they circle the Grand Canyon en route from Washington to the Western White House. At right is the Russian interpret- er. Summit on the move SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev have moved their travelling summit talks to the Western White House to complete the wording of a communique rang- ing from nuclear disarmament to European troop cutbacks. The general secretary of the Soviet Communist party is the first foreign leader to be housed Pensions boosted for war veterans Albertans may dance on July 1 EDMONTON (CP) Al- bertans will be able to dance legally on Canada Day, July 1, the provincial cabinet decided yesterday. It amended regulations to permit public dancing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays which coincide with Canada Day. OTTAWA (CP) The basic pension rate for a single, fully disabled armed forces pensio- ner probably will be raised by a year July l, following passage in the Commons Friday of a bill to amend the pension act. The bill is expected to get Senate approval and royal as- sent next week, in which case it would be effective the first of next month. With all-party agreement, the bill was whisked through second and third readings with little debate. It was introduced Thursday by Veterans Minister Daniel J. MacDonald. The bill will increase the basic annual pension to from The new rate cor- responds to the average salary, after income tax, of five cate- gories of unskilled employers in the public service. Married pensioners with total disability will receive a year, an increase of The annual benefit to widows will be an increase of OTHERS BENEFIT The bill provides increased benefits for lesser disabilities. Widows and family members of deceased armed forces person- nel also will receive more. Works Minister Jean-Dudes Dube, former veterans minis- ter, said the new scheedules will continue to be adjusted with in- creases in the cost of living. The present schedule was set last in April, 1971, and adjusted twice to compensate for cost-of- living increases. The new basic rate is an increase of 24 per cent over the curreent rate. in the Spanish-style villa over- looking the Pacific Ocean. Brezhnev and Nixon flew to- gether from Washington to Cali- fornia late Friday on the presi- dent's jet. After arrival here, Nixon treated his guest to a short ride in a golf cart, then sipped cocktails with him be- fore a three-hour private din- ner. They were set to resume their face-to-face talks at raidmorn- ing, concentrating on putting the finishing touchas on a sum- mit-ending communique to be released Monday, when Brezh- nev leaves the United States. Presidential adviser Henry Kissinger disclosed that French Foreign Minister Michel Jobert will be coming to the Western White House next Friday to dis- cuss the new transatlantic re- lationship and that all the am- bassadors from the permanent North Atlantic Treaty Organiz- ation (NATO) council in Brus- sells, currently visiting U.S. military bases, are to see the president next Saturday. Classified Comics Comment District 20-24 ...30 4, 5 3. 8 Family 15-17 Local News 13, 14 Markets 18, 19 Religion 28, 29, 31 Sports 10-12 Entertainment 7 TV fi Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 50 HIGH 90 SHOWERS and heard About town Fred Harshcnin complaining that the only excitement in his day Friday was when he was driving a patrol car with the windows opened and got soaked by a city sprinkler Insp- Bill West having his work inter- rupted when a flaming birth- dav cake was brought into his office followed by a short re- frain of "Happy Birthday." Mackasey roasts former colleagues OTTAWA (CP) Former im- migration minister Bryce Mack- asey roasted his former col- leagues Friday for the govern- ment's immigration policies, and at one point in his sharp Commons attack suggested it might soon be time to throw the government out. Unskilled immigrants must be brought in to fill the jobs that Canadians do not want and should not hava to fill by dint of education leva1, he said. And the government must live up to its responsibility to pro- vide better jobs for CanaSians. Failing that, "it is time for the people to throw the government out." Mr, Mackasey also condemned the Trudeau government for treating the im- migration ministry as "little more than a nuisance." THere had been 10 different immigra- tion ministers in the last 11 years of Liberal government. The former minister, who re- signed from tha cabinet after last October's federal election, spoke as the House gave second reading, approval in principle, to measures that close immi- gration appeal loopholes. The bill would also give a last chance for illegal immigrants to come forward and, in most make their status legal without penalty. Mr. Mackasey resigned for "personal reasons" following the controversy last fall con- cerning abuses of the Unem- ployment Insurance Commis- sioner paymsnts. The commis- sion was under his ministry. A minister without portfolio in the Pearson cabinet, Mr. Mack- asey was appointed labor minis- ter by Prime Minister Trudeau in 1968 and moved to manpower and immigration early in 1972. He said the flow of immi- grants into Canada has been cut in half in the last tw years be- cause the government has bowed to critics. But there are many Jobs available that Canadians refuse to take because they feal ttie jobs would be beneath their dig- nity, he said. Indian chief returned to office ASSUMPTION (CP) Har- old Cardinal was returned Thursday as president of the Indian Association of Alberta and immediatsly called for an end to the bickering and dis- unity that has plagued the or- ganization since his narrow tory a year go. Mr. Cardinal polled 283 votes, compared with 157 for Eugene Steinhauer of Saddle Lake and 66 for Simon Waquan of Fort Chipewyan. Mr. Cardinal's margin of vic- tory came primarily from nearly 300 Treaty Indians living near this community.