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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Monday, March 1, 1971 - Talks on Mi^ast peace stalled again by Israel CAIRO (CP) - Attempts to bring peace to the Middle East appeared stalled once again today after Egypt announced DEMOTION REPORTEDLY RECOMMENDED - Army Chief of Staff Gen. William C. Westmoreland has recommended demoting Brig. Gen. George H. Young Jr., above, to colonel for allegedly falling to Investigate the My Lai massacre, the Columbus, Ga, Enquirer, has reported In Its Monday editions. that Israel had closed the doors on a possible settlement. The announcement, by an official spokesman, came Sunday night after Egypt received Is reel's latest reply to suggestions from United Nations envoy Gun nar Jarring. The spokesman described the Israeli reply as "tantamount to a clear and categorical refusal of the Jarring proposals calling for withdrawal from occupied Arab territories." Israel was persisting in its ex- No way to halt oil shipments VANCOUVER (CP) - Fish-eries Minister Jack Davis said Saturday it would be difficult for Canada to do anything that would lead to halting United States plans to ship Alaskan oil in super-tankers down the west coast of British Columbia. "This appears to be totally beyond our reach as a nation," Mr. Davis told a Liberal party seminar in West Vancouver. He said that if the U.S. decides to move crude oil by an 800-mile pipeline south from the North Slope to the Pacific port of Valdez and then ship it by tanker to,a refinery just south of the Canadian border at Fern-dale, Wash., only international waters and U.S. territory and waters would be involved. Canada is opposed to the proposal, now under study by the U.S. governments, to ship the oil by tanker. Ottawa has expressed fears that accidental spills could seriously endanger Canadian waters. "I just don't have the easy answer," Mr. Davis said. "We have been in close contact with Washington. But we don't seem to have been able to bring much influence to bear on this." He reiterated his support of a proposed all-pipeline route from Alaska through Canada's Mackenzie Valley as an alternative to the tanker plan. Since natural gas will have to be moved from the North Slope fields by an all-pipeline route, a twinned gas-oil corridor a good idea, he said. seems ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 Troops rushed to Laos SAIGON (CP) - American transports flew hundreds of South Vietnamese reinforcements to the northern front today and the U.S. command sent more helicopters to strengthen the southern allied air and ground drive in Laos. The drive to cut North Vietnam's Ho Chi Minn trail network began its fourth week. The intensity of the fighting eased somewhat, but an American field commander predicted hard fighting ahead. Some of the reinforcements already are crossing into Laos to bolster the weary men strung along Route 9 and to the north and south of the highway. A spokesman in Saigon, Lt-Gen. Trao Van An, said South Vietnamese strength across the border remains at 16,000 troops, but the South Vietnamese have suffered more than 1,000 casualties. Informed sources said up to 16,000 additional troops were being flown to the northern sector. pansionist policies and in wanting to retain occupied territories and this closed the doors to peaceful attempts to settle the dispute, he added. "The U.A.R. does not regard the liberation of these territories as a matter for discussion of bargaining," the spokesman said. The Israeli cabinet met Sunday and was reported studying several proposals for partial withdrawal from the territory seized in the 1967 war, but the cabinet announced last week that Israel would never return to the pre-war borders. PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE Israeli Premier Golds Meir ignored any possibility of a complete withdrawal from occupied Arab territories in an interview with Newsweek magazine published today. But she made clear she is prepared to negotiate on changes. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat also faced difficulties with often warring Palestine liberation movements, now meeting in Cairo. Sadat, speaking Sunday to the Palestine National Council of guerrilla leaders, said Egypt still intends to seek a negotiated peace with Israel but not at the expense of the Palestinians. He told the council that Egypt had rejected a separate peace with Israel. In effect replying to guerrilla leaders who oppose any negotiations with Israel, Sadat said Egypt's participation in the indirect peace talks with Jarring as go-between has "unmasked the enemy's expansionist ambitions" and put Israel on the diplomatic defensive for the first time in years. The Soviet Union, meanwhile, urged that a meeting of the Big Pour UN delegates on the Middle East situation be moved up from Thursday to today. UN sources said Britain and France h?d agreed to the change, but the United States referred the request to Washington. Former Liberal cabinet minister silent observer SUPER SIDNEY SUPER HAPPY ~ Sidney Spivak, colled Super Sidney by the NOP government, beams as he listens to the announcement that he had fust been elected the new Manitoba Progressive Conservative leader. Spivak, 42, won the leadership by a 46-vpte margin Saturday over Harry Enns in a two-man race to succeed retiring Walter Weir. Spivak received 261 votes to 215 for Mr. Enns. New Manitoba Tory leader will ask ML A to resign WINNIPEG (CP) - Sidney Spivak, newly-elected Manitoba Progressive Conservative leader, said today absentee member J. A. Hardy will be asked to resign his St. Vital seat in the legislature. Mr. Spivak said efforts are being made to complete me formalities today so a byelection can be called for April 5, the date already set for another byelection in the vacant seat of Ste. Rose. Auto workers strike under war By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA (CP) - Since he resigned from the cabinet 22 months ago, big Paul Hellyer has sat silently in his front-bench seat, an apparent detached observer in the chamber that used to be his daily battleground. The former minister has not spoken in the House since he quit the Trudeau government over some deep differences on housing and constitutional matters. To those who remember the hub-bub over defence unification, his determined bid for the Liberal leadership and then his energetic endeavors in housing, the silence is almost deafening. It soon may be broken. "I think," he says, "I have come to the point where I can start participating again." In the light of Mr. Hellyer's outspoken criticism of some of the government's economic policies, it's doubtful whether all of his former colleagues in cabinet are waiting for this participation with unrestrained enthusiasm. "I think I will have some constructive suggestions to make." Since he quit the cabinet, Mr. Don't Miss This Sale! SPECIAL REDUCED PRICES 15% OFF REGULAR PRICE ON ALL ELECTRICAL WIRING SUPPLIES Conduit and conduit fittings Triplex  Building wire Outlet boxes  Switches Cover plates  lamp bulbs Fluorescent light fixtures  Receptacles 2-Pride of the Farm Stock Waterers PLUS MANY OTHER ITEMS Sale Starts Monday, March 1st and ends Saturday, March 6th Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. TERMS ARE STRICTLY CASH BILL'S ELECTRIC C0ALDALE LTD. location: Vi mile north from Town of Coaldale main intersection (Picture Butte highway) Hellyer has been devoting a major portion of his time to writing a book, largely based on economics. He has travelled to 20 countries and interviewed more than 100economists. There is only one chapter to complete. Besides this, he has devoted about four hours daily to constituency problems, maintaining a close link with his voters who have seen him virtually disappear from television and the newspapers. He has also fended off several offers to enter Ontario provincial politics-even the leadership was mentioned to him at one stage-and he has turned down a series of industrial overtures, plus' two offers of university presidencies. "I have pretty well decided to stay here and participate." Sitting on the white leather chesterfield in his Centre Block office, the relaxed former cabinet minister, 49, said he could not be too specific about his renewed participation in the Commons. Switch to right FREETOWN (Reuter) -Drivers in Sierra Leone switched over Monday to driving on the right hand side of the road. The government decided on the move 15 months ago to bring traffic into line with neighboring Liberia and Guinea. TORONTO (CP) - About 3,500 members of the United Auto Workers were on strike against Massey-Ferguson Industries Ltd.. plants here and in Brantford today, union officials said. Contract negotiations which had continued through the weekend in a downtown hotel broke off at 5 a.m. because, according to a company official, "we needed some sleep." Talks were scheduled to resume in the afternoon. The union set up picket lines Saturday night, after the plants shut down for the weekend. The locals, faced with mass layoffs ordered by the company jumped the gun on an official strike deadline of midnight tonight set by the international union. The union brought in new proposals for a contract this morning, but neither side would reveal details. The union's last reported proposal before this morning was for a six-per-cent increase in an agreement running for 13 months from last Dec. 15 when the old contract ran out. Last reported offer from the %/ company was a six-per-cent increase for an agreement running for 27 months, plus eight cents an hour in accumulated cost-of-living increases. Major factors in the negotta-itons are the company's announced layoff of more than one-third of its workers and a balance sheet that shows a deficit of $19 million for last year. The company laid off 1,300 workers Friday and will let another 800 go March 15, leaving fewer than 2,000 workers on the payroll. The layoffs were for a minimum of three weeks, with the company's combine plant in Brantford being shut down completely for that period. Nun is 100 CHUR (Reuter) - A Roman Catholic nun who never has seen a train has celebrated her 100th birthday at the convent of St. Johann in the valley of Muenster, eastern Switzerland. Sister Anna Cramer! has not left the valley since joining the convent as a novice in 1886. Student liberals reject senior party integration WINNIPEG (CP) - Stu dent Liberals rejected the principle of integrating with the senior party at their annual convention which ended Sunday and elected as president a student who sees the organization becoming "militant" if the federal government ignores its proposals. Integration was seen as a key Every Tuesday Evening FAMILY NIGHT at the TOWN CHEF! FEATURING: SPECIAL STEAK DINNER Soup du jour, tossed salad, dinner roil or toast (plain or garlic), fried onions, baked potato, asparagus tips, coffee, tea or small milk. AND . . . A Grilled Top Sirloin Steak  4-oz.-2.15  4-oz.-2.50  12-oz-3.60  16-oz.-4.20 s-oz.-2.85 24-oz.-5.75 the . . . town chef "Quality Dining at Reasonable Prices" DowNsTAiRS-professional bldg. issue of the three-day meeting which attracted 175 delegates and led the organization to near-disaster over the question of recognizing contending Quebec delegations. Commission Jeunesse, the youth arm of the senior Quebec party, walked out of a Friday meeting because voting rights were to be extended to groups which had been dissolved by the senior party at a Feb. 4 meeting. The groups maintained they were valid representatives because of their Student Liberal charters. A compromise solution gave both delegations equal votes and gave the executive a year to work out a solution to the problem. Integration was seen by many delegations as unnecessary and a negation of the separate voice within the Liberal party the student organization now provides. Mr. Hardy, former mayor of the Greater Winnipeg city, moved to British Columbia at the beginning of the year but announced last week he would keep the seat for the spring session to be present for debate on the NDP government's proposed bill on Metropolitan Winnipeg reorganization. Mr. Hardy's announcement came only hours after Premier Ed Schreyer had set the April 5 date for both byelections, expecting the paper work on Mr. Hardy's resignation to be complete in time for the writs to be issued today. Mr. Spivak said the decision that Mr. Hardy should resign now was made at a constituency association meeting Sunday night. In a joint statement with constituency president Gerald Jer-rett, Mr. Spivak said the main reason Mr. Hardy had intended to retain the seat was an original indication from Premier Schreyer that no byelection would be held until after the spring session. ASKED TO STAY He said the MLA had been re quested to retain his seat to ensure representation for St. Vital, where city council has opposed the NDP plan to replace the two-tier metropolitan government with a modified single-city administration. The constituency organization "welcomes a byelection on the reorganization issue," Mr. Spivak, elected party leader at a convention Saturday to succeed Walter Weir. Asked whether public reaction to Mr. Hardy's announcement Friday that he would keep the seat had anything to do with the change of plans, Mr. Spivak said he wanted "to establish the facts for myself, to find out what the constituency members and the people wanted." In view of this, "there was no other choice but for Mr. Hardy to resign." Mr. Hardy won the seat in the 1969 general election by a 23-vote margin over an NDP candidate, with a Liberal not far behind. Ste. Rose, in western Manitoba, was left vacant by the appointment of Liberal Gil Molgat to the senate. With the two vacancies, party standings in the 57-member legislature are NDP 28, Conservative 21, Liberal three, Social Credit one and two independ ents. never sticks together ^(feamefles ^� MACARONI McKAY BROS. FARM IMPLEMENTS LTD. 3214 5TH AVENUE N. IETHBRIDGE Presents "FARMING FRONTIERS" JOHN DEERE SHOW and BONANZA SALE THURS., MARCH 4TH - 9:00 A.M.  5:00 P.M. 1971 MACHINERY MOVIE - 2:00 P.M. SPECIAL SHOWING and SA'E by RENAISSANCE IMPORTS CENTRE VILLAGE MALL - IETHBRIDGE FREI COFFEE AND OONUTS - BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY Teamsters end strike-lockout VANCOUVER (CP) - About 3,500 members of the Teamsters union returned to their jobs in British Columbia's trucking industry today, ending a strike-lockout which began Feb. 19. Some 1,900 union members voted Sunday to obey a back-to-work order issued Friday by Premier W. A. C. Bennett. There were fewer than 25 dissenting votes despite the fact the British Columbia Federation of Labor asked the truck drivers to force a showdown with the government on the controversial Mediation Commission Act, passed in 1968. Under the act, the union and companies faced maximum fines of $10,000 for refusal to comply with a government order giving Teamsters until today to return to work. Individuals could be fined $1,000 and an additional $150 doily if the defiance continued. Senator Ed Lawson, Canadian director of the Teamsters, said the union will seek to reopen negotiations on all aspects of their contact with the Amalgamated Transport Labor-Relations Association, bargaining agent for 80 per cent of the province's trucking industry. SOUGHT PICKET CLAUSE Before the strike-lockout began, the union had agreed to all of a proposed contract, but sought a struck-goods clause which would permit Teamsters to refuse to handle goods moved across picket lines. Senator Lawson said truckers will continue to refuse to handle such goods, leaving it up to employers to press the issue. He said that during discus- sions with the labor federation it was concluded that Premier Bennett would probably call a provincial election if the back to-work order was defied. "There is no doubt la our minds that within 72 hours the premier would have called an election," he said. The work stoppage began with a strike by so Teamsters which set off an industry lockout several hours later. Labor Minister Leslie Peterson said both sides would be given times to resolve their differences before the matter is placed in the hands of the mediation commission for a binding decision. Soldier burned to death BELFAST (AP) - A British soldier was burned to death early today when ambushers in the Roman Catholic Bogside district of Londonderry threw 10 fire bombs at his patrolling land-rover. In Belfast, a British army bullet in the stomach sent a 16-year-old to hospital as troops exchanged shots with snipers of the Irish Republican Army, and explosions reverberated through the Catholic quarter. Isolated explosions were set off elsewhere in Northern Ireland. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE mmm Weather and road report NOON 1 ABOVE 19.00 1 ZER0AT14'W SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:13 SUNSET 6:15 H L Pre Lethbridge ... . Waterton...... Pincher Creek . Medicine Hat .. Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary...... Cranbrook ... . Victoria...... Penticton...... Prince George . Vancouver .. . Saskatoon ... ., Regina....... Winnipeg...... Toronto...... Ottawa....... Montreal...... Quebec....... St. John's..... Halifax....... Charlottetown .. Fredericton ... New York ... . 14 11 15 . 20 . 7 . 8 . 20 . 9 . 28 . 37 . 33 18 . 37 . 15 22 19 . 34 38 38 38 . 41 41 . 39 . 43 . 58 1 .19 0 .. -14 .31 0 .. -18 .01 -20 .. -7 .. -8 .07 14 .. 25 .. 18 .. -8 .. 18 .. -12 .. -1 .. -9 .. 29 .. 25 .02 26 .12 26 .05 30 .16 30 .. 30 .. 28 .02 42 .. gmiami.......... 78 73 .. Los Angeles..... 57 46 .. Las Vegas....... 53 31 .. Rome.......... 25 52 .. Paris.......... 27 36 .. London...... .36 45 .. Berlin.......... 16 28 .. Amsterdam ...... 27 32 ..' Stockholm...... . 14 21 .. Tokyo.......... 39 47 .. FORECAST Lethbridge: Today: Mainly sunny. Tuesday: Sunny and milder with Chinook winds. Lows near zero. Highs in the 30s. Medicine Hat - Today: Mainly sunny. Tuesday: Sunny and a little milder. Lows near zero. Highs near 30. Calgary - Today: Mainly sunny. Tuesday: Sunny and milder. Winrs becoming W15-20. Lows near zero. Highs near 30. Columbia  Kootenay - Today: Clear and remaining cool. Tuesday, cloduing over by noon with periods of light snow in the afternoon. Highs roday near 30. Lows tonight 5-15 above. HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR "RAIN" REQUIREMENTS Mechanical Move Equipment? Quick Detachable Wheel Type? Quick Take-down Type? Rigid Type? Tubing? Wheels? Couplers? Sprinklers? Risers? Com* in and talk it over with our folei Personntl "Calt" Harris "Dick" Orsten "Bert" Erickson GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Phone 327-3165 Lethbridge, Alta. P.O. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2 - Lethbridge to Nanton covered with hard packed snow and slippery. Nanton to Calgary covered with hard packed snow and slippery throughout. Highway 3, west to Coalhurst travel lanes mostly bare, passing lanes covered with hard packed snow and slippery. Coalhurst to Fort Macleod covered with hard packed snow and slippery throughout. Fort Macleod to the B.C. border covered with hard packed snow and long icy sections. Highway 3, east to Coaldale travel lanes >re mostly bare, passing lanes covered with hard packed snow and slippery. Coaldale to Grassy Lake travel lanes are mostly bare, passing lanes snowpacked and slippery. Highway 4, packed snow to Warner. Warner to Coutts wheel paths are mostly bare and it is snowing moderately. Highway 5 - Lethbridge to south of Magrath hard packed snow. Magrath to Waterton hard packed snow with long icy sections. Highway 23 - Lethbridge to Barons the road is quite sJ'-v pery, after Baions the rc:d improves. PORTS O* ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;