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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Ihurnlciy, Worth 1, W73 News in brief Gov't officials killed news PAP reported to- WARSAW (Renter) The Polish and Czechoslovak Inte- rior ministers, Wleslaw Ociepka and Radko Kaska, died in a plane crash near Szczecin Wednesday night, the official day. The crew and other passen- gers, including a senior official of the Czechoslovak Communist Party. Michal Kudzaj, were also killed. Baffled by report RICHMOND, B.C. (CP) Ben Ginter said Wednesday he is "in the dark" about an Al- berta Board of Industrial Rela- tions conciliation report involv- ing a labor dispute at his Tar- tan brewery in Red Deer. Although the board has re- fused to release details of Ihe report, Mr. Ginter said he has read the report and "il doesn't make any sense" to certify any union because no workers have been hired to work at the plant. "How do you certify a union without The industrial relations boarared to die themselves. An estimated 250 federal mar- shals, FBI agents and BIA po- ice from the Pine Kidge and other Indian reservations cor- doned off the tiny valley town. They kept to the heights more ban a halt' a mile away, along 'our roads. Joseph Trimbaeh, agent-in- charge of the FBI at Min- neapolis who heads the federal force here, met with Represen- tatives of A.I.M. under a tem- porary cease-fire Wednesday, but an FBI spokesman said there was no progress toward ending Ihe stalemate. He said throe other attempts to arrange negotiating sessions faited. It was at Wounded Knee that 43 Indians, most of them old men, women and children, were killed by U.S. troops on Dec. 2 18EO. Indians broke into a trading post Tuesday night and took guns, ammunition and other supplies. They also command- eered a Roman Catholic church. The couple who operate the trading post, both in their 70s, were among the hostages. Authorities arrested 16 adults and one juvenile in connection with ths trading post burglary. They were stopped as they tried lo leave Wounded Knee by car. A.I.M. leaders were demand- ing that Senators Edward Ken- nedy and J. W. Fulbright come to tha reservation to discuss grievances. They also want an immediate Senate investigation of the BIA and Department of Interior "for their handling of Ihe Oglala Sioux Nation" and violations of 371 Indian-U.S. treaties. EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government was urg- ed in the legislature Wednesday to recognize that Bill Dasca- vich, a member of the liaison committee investigating the ef- fects of repeal of Ihe Communal Properties Act, Is "biased" in favor of Hulterites. The charge was made by Ray Speaker a former cabinet minister, who jquoted published comments by Mr. Dascavich after opponents of repeal gathered last week at the legislature. After Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner clarified that Mr. Dascavich is on the commit- tee as a member of the Na- tional Farmers Union and not as a government appointee, Mr. Speaker said it is necessary to recognize that the issue of Hut- terite expansion could grow even more tense in future. SEEN FIGHTS Mr. Speaker said he has seen "friends fighting friends, com' munity fighting community" on the issue. If one way of life was the ag- gressor against another, what point of tolerance may be ex pscted, he asked, warning thai unlimited expansion of Hutter ite colonies could mean the erx of the family farm in Alberta Speaking during throne speech debate, Mr. Speaker said rural communities not prepared to lie down anc die their pioneering spiri must be recognized by the pro- vincial government." Mr. Speaker also rebuked Ih government for not providing substantially larger amounts for research into heart diseas and cancer and said moral among researchers is low. He also noted the govern ment, before its election, prom ised full bargaining rights In- Ming ths right to strike or civil scrvanls, then read an dvertisemcnt paid for by the Civil Service Association in vhich the government was crit- cizcd for not following through. New mayor elected in Claresliolm CLAHESHOLM Leonard J. Back, a retired farmer and former Claresholm councillor, was elected mnyor of Clares- holm Wednesday in a byelec- Uon caused by the disqualifica- Ijon of former mayor Ernie Patterson. Mr. Back received 351 votes, compared with 317 votes for his nearest rival, Eldon Ander- son, publisher of the Clares- holm Local Press. Another can- didate was businessman Mike Kapty. Mr. Patterson was disquali- fied by a district court judge on the grounds that he voted on a matter in which he had an indirect financial interest. Under the judgment, Mr. Pat- terson is disqualified from hold- ing public office for eight of the net cost of local social assistance (to be handled by) the- municipalities." An opposition MLA, Charles Drain Creek- Crowsnest) said ha doubted Mr. Farran should be so eager "to claim parenthood" of the plaai. Mr. Drain objected that the provincial government has been content to leave only crumbs for municipalities and has sev- erely reduced the ability of cit- ies, towns and village fo pro- vide adequately for the needs of residents. FARMER AID Tlie Alberta grains commis- sion is meeting with officials of tire Canadian Wheat Board in an attempt to assist Alberta fanners hit last year by poor harvest conditions, agriculture minister Hugh Homer told the House. Dr. Homer said the Agricul lure Development Corporation of Alberta has been instructed to give priority to Peace River- area farmers and others living in areas where crops have been poor "for no reason of their own" during Ihe lajt few years. Replying to Grant Notley, New Democratic Parly leader, ho said the government is work- ing toward "refinancing these operations In the hope we can put them on a much more siable basis." About Peace Iliver 'armors were affected by crop failure last fall, said Mr. Not- ey, whose Spirit River-Falr- vlcw constituency is in the Peace Eiver area of north- western Alberta. Dr. Horner said the Federal Farm Credit Corporation al- ready had been approached by the provincial government to forestall any legal action against farmers in economic No election this year says Caouette TORONTO (CP) Canada probably won't have another federal election this year, Real Caouelte, National Social Credit lender, predicted Wednesday. "I don't think we're going to have an election this year or maybe not next year Mr. Caouette told a meeting o< the Ontario Good Boads Asso- ciation. He said that the New Demo- cratic Party will continue to support the government of Pierre Trudeau because NDP leader David Lewis will half of his members in the House of Commons If an elec- tion were called now. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge..... Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff ............43 27 Calgary ..........32 25 Victoria 51 37 H t, Prc 51 31 51 27 38 28 23 14 22 -3 .02 Mr. Patterson has an appeal pending before the Appellate Division of the Alberta Su- preme Court. If he wins rever- sal of the decision disqualifying him, he will be reinstated auto- matically ns mayor. Mr. Back be forced to step down if the disqualifica- tion was reversed. Power failure Good news soon on Canadian war prisoner SAIOON (CP) The insur- gent Pathct forces in Laos have informed Canadian repre- sentatives in Vientiane to "ex- pect encouraging news soon" on Canadian prisoner Lloyd Oppel of Campbell River, B.C. Oppel, captured in northern Laos several months ago while working with a missionary group, was one of two Cana- dians listed as prisoners in a list from Hanoi following the I Vietnamese ceasefire. may be repeated Penticton 52 38 Prince George 38 19 Knmloops 53 33 Vancouver .......50 44 Saskatoon JJ -I Regina ..........26 13 Winnipeg 30 14 Toronto ..........SO 17 Ottawa 22 19 Montreal 17 n St. John's Halifax Chariot tc'.own. Frcdcricton Chicago New York Miami Anpeles Las Vegas Phoanix..... Rome Paris London 17 15 21 10 21 CALGARY fCP) South- ern Alberta could experience a repeat of the major power failure that left Ihe area with- out electricity Tuesday if weather conditions don't im- prove, Brian Taylov, Calgary Power spokesman, said Wed- hesday. Icing problems on Calgary Power's three main transmis- sion lines put two of the lines out of service again Wednesday afternoon and for Hike urged in dairy production RED DEER (CP) Alberta dairy producers were encour- aged Wednesday to immediate- ly increase their production. Under an agreement between dairy organizations and provin- cial governments, Alberta has been allowed 36 million pounds of dairy production each year Peter Wadman, president of the Central Alberta Dairy Pool, said. But he (old a workshop for producers that only 29 mil- lion pounds were produced last year. Mr. Wadman warned that il producers don't take advantage of (he full quota, expansion will be impossible. He said some dairymen arc hesitating to ex- pand because other agricultural products can be more profit- able. W. A. Wollfrey of Medicine Hat, former president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, also urged expansion because the government has provided the quota and is prepared to assist farmers. -fi -7 411 37 45 32 77 69 6C 5-1 05 43 74 49 BO 27 45 32 40 43 Berlin 32 36 Amsterdam 41 36 Moscow 36 28 Stockholm 36 25 Tckyo 50 37 FORECAST: Lethbridge Calgary To- day: Afternoon cloudiness near Ihe mountains. Winds W20 and gusty near the mountains. Other areas mainly sunny. Highs 40 50. Lows near 20. Friday: Sunny. Highs rear 40. Medicine Hat Today: Mor- ning fog patches. Highs near 35. Lows near 20. Friday: Sunny. Highs near 40. Columbia Overcast with periods of rain or drizzle except snow at high- er elevations. Friday: Cloudy with a few sunny periods. Higlis today and Friday 40 to 45. Overnight lows in the 20s. MONTANA Kast of Continental Divide- Partly cloudy today. Foggy N.E. portion this morning. Scattered sr.ow over western mountains this afternoon. Scat- tered rain or snow showers most sections tonight and Fri- day. Cco'er Friday, Highs to- day 45 !o 55. Lows tonight mostly 20s. Highs Friday 35 to 45. West of Continental Divide Snow over mountains with scat- tered rain in valleys today. Scattered snow showers tonight and Friday. Cooler trend. Highs today and Friday 35 to 45. Lows tonight in 20s. awhile Lethbridge was receiv- ing its electricity from B.C. Hydro. All lines were back in ser- vice today and Lcthbridgo was again-on Calgary Power's own system. Severe icing conditions Wed- nesday knocked out two of the three transmission lines that service the south causing power disruptions for up to four hours. All three lines were out for part of Tues- day but had been repaired be- fore Wednesday's recurrence. Mr. Taylor said linemen re- stored one of the downed lines to service ond were attempt ing to repair the third, but a number of rural areas between Red Deer and Calgary were still without power. A continued build up of hoar frost on the remaining lines would plunge the entire south into darkness again. There was no estimate of how many people were affect- ed by the failure. About southern Albcrlans were affect- cd by Tuesday's outage, many of them for up lo five Iwurs. More than 100 linemen were employed Wednesday night to repair the lines and sc y e r a 1 crews continued working t o maintain service, he said. Some have had no sleep for 24 When lire lines trenl out o! service Wednesday afternoon, Calgary Power urged soutlicrn Alberta residents to ration power consumption to avoid the danger pi a total blackout. But Dick Wilson, another company spokesman, said consumption levels did not decline. "They didn't listen to the ap- peal." Mr. Taylor renewed the plea for public co-operation In not opcr.'iling kitchen appliances, clothes dryers and television sets during regular meal times. Multi-Unit Press DRILL TRANSPORT 14" or 15" Pins heavy duty ?i wheels standard equip- diameter ment C Mounting Brockets 3 Bsarings- VA" sealed Timlcen roller bearings Frame 2x3 rectangu. C strength chain proof angle or 3x2x tubing Brackel? _ GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coulls Highway Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OK ASIA Highway Z north lo Edmon- ton, Highway 3 west lo the B.C. border, Highway 3 east to Medicine Hat and all highways south of Lcthbridge arc bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trims Canada Highway, Calgary (o Banff is also in good driving condition with some slippery sections. Banff Hevelsloke is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff Radium and Banff- Jasper highways will h a v e some slippery sections, hov ever I hey have been plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly filling chains are mandatory when travelling in all national parks and on ski access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coiills 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to B p.m.; Del Bonila 9am to 6 p m Ilooscville, B.C. 0 a.m. to B p.m.; Krngsgate, B.C.; 24 hours'; Porlhill Rykcrts 8 a.m to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildhorse, 8 a.m. (o 5 p.m. ;