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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI IfTHBRIDGI HERALD - Tutsday, March 2, .... World treaty on drugs is tabled in Commons OTTAWA (CP) - Canada will have an opportunity to tighten its control of narcotics if it signs an international treaty on psychotropic drugs tabled in the Commons Monday. The treaty-not signed by Canada or about 50 other countries which helped draft the document-would provide strict control over tetrahydro-cannabinols a major ingredient of marijuana and hashish. Both drugs are regulated under the 1961 international narcotics control treaty but the document does not cover THC, as tetrahydrocannabinols are referred to. However, under Canadian narcotics laws THC is banned. Co-operation i n international control would follow the coming into force of the new psychotropic drug pact. If Canada and 39 other na* Poor Indians 'better off than poor white man9 EDMONTON (CP) - Poor Indians are "far better off in this country than the poor white man," William Wut-tunee, an Indian lawyer from Calgary, said Monday. "There is a $265 million fund that Indians can borrow from at four per cent while other Canadians go to the bank and pay eight per cent," he told a heated forum on Indian policy. The meeting was sponsored by the Edmonton West Federal Liberal Association. Mr. Wuttunee, whose views on Indian policy have brought him disfavor from his people, said he supports Ottawas proposals to integrate Indians into Canadian society. "No one has ever examined the book to see where the Indian has broken the treaties. When negotiating with them the Indians wanted the same things as the white man." The government has spent $2 billion on Indians since the turn of the century, he said, and $260 million this fiscal year, not including family allowances, old age pensions, un- Plane hijacker given one-day adjournment VANCOUVER (CP) - Accused airline hijacker Chappin Scott Paterson was given a one-day adjournment Monday of a habeas corpus hearing in British Columbia Supreme Court. Mr. Justice David Verchere ordered the adjournment after Paterson's lawyer, Tom Berger, said a detention order had been produced by immigration authorities moments before court convened. Mr. Berger said he wanted time to study the document. Paterson, 19, of Shingle Springs, Calif., has been charged in Seattle with air piracy after a Western Airlines jet was forcibly rerouted to Vancouver Thursday night. Paterson was one of 67 U.S. army conscripts headed for Seattle from San Francisco. 100 Copies $3.30 plus tox Instant Print & Copy Div. 726? Third Ave. � lethbridge employment funds or money spent on Metis people. "The question is how much is the Indian doing to help himself." He asked the audience what white Canadian group ever was granted $1 million just to organize itself. "All of this is tremendous, but just remember that every last red cent of that is tax-payers' money. Somebody had to work for it and don't forget that when you ask fr it." Mr. Wuttunee was banished from his home reserve in Saskatchewan last year for his views. Several of his statements Monday brought angry responses from the audience and other panelists. Doug Cuthand of Edmonton, editor of the native people newspaper, said he was proud his ancestors had broken the treaties and fought in the 1885 rebellion. "My grandfather killed a couple white guys. I feel good about that." Stan Daniels, president of the Metis Association of Alberta, agreed there are disparities between the rich and the poor in Canada and until equal opportunity is given to all, "we are fooling ourselves when we give the image to the world as being a just country." Hons sign the treaty before January the government will be required to limit use of THC to scientific or medical purposes within 00 days. THC-the euphoria-creating element in marijuana and hashish-is not covered by the 1961 agreement because the effects of the chemical were unknown at the time. AWAIT LE DAIN REPORT Health Minister John Munro who tabled texts of the new treaty in the Commons said Canada will wait until the final report of the Le Dain commission on the non-medical use of drugs before acting on the matter. The commission is expected to produce a final report by June following its two-year study under Dean Gerald Le Dain of Osgoode Hall law school. The treaty would also prohibit the use of LSD except for scientific and medical purposes. It recommends that possession of amphetamine-type drugs be made an offence but does not make that step mandatory for signing countries. The treaty was drafted by 71 participating countries in Vienna. Brazil floods toll mounts RIO DE JANEIRO Broil (AP) - At least 129 persons were reported to have died as a result of the floods that struck Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo last week and continued swelling Monday after heavy rains. During the weekend 70 bodies were said to have been recovered in the interior of the state of Rio de Janeiro, while 47 others were taken to this city's morgue. At least 40,000 persons were said to be homeless. In Sao Paulo state, 12 bodies were recovered in Chubatao, near the Port of Santos, where the floods were most severe. Driver killed WETASKIWIN (CP) - Po lice have identified Ernest Helmut Elgert, 56, of Wetaskiwin as the main killed in a collision between a CPR Dayliner and a car here. Mr. Elgert was the driver of a car in collision with the train at a crossing. None of the passengers or crew of the Dayliner were injured. 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  Receptacles  Cover plates  Lamp bulbs  Fluorescent light fixtures 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. Locationi Vi mile north from Town of Coaldale main intersection (Picture Butte highway) May have cable TV by Fall EDMONTON (CP) - Edmonton and Calgary could have cable television, by fall but agreements must be worked out as soon as possible, Tele; phones Minister Ray Reierson said Monday. He told the legislature that if negotiations are - further protracted, the cable TV systems may not be in a position to provide service at their prime selling time in the fall. Outside the House, he said if the systems are not ready, the economics of their operations could be in jeopardy for the equivalent of a year. The service is to be provided by four companies - two in each city. The minister said he hopes the programs will go forward and Edmonton and Calgary will have cable television available by September. It was understood negotiations were still under way between Alberta government Telephones and the city of Calgary over the rental Calgary is asking for pole space on which AGT would string cable television lines. SERVING HIS APPRENTICESHIP? - Spanish apprentice matador Pablo Alonso Arruza flies over the horns of a bull during bullfight at Madrid's Vista Alegre arena. He escaped uninjured. Legislature Roundup Alberta's welfare caseload near SOflOO family units SEEK INVESTMENTS TOKYO (Reuter) - A group of 21 Japanese trust banks and insurance firms will send a mission to five Western countries in April preparatory to their investment in foreign securities. The Daiwa Securities Co., which organized the consortium, said Monday the mission will visit the United States, Britain, West Germany, The Netherlands and France. EDMONTON (CP) - The government has estimated it will need $49.8 million for public assistance in the 1971-72 fiscal year, but Ray Speaker, social development minister, said Monday this may not be enough if the employment situation does not improve. The province's welfare case-laod is approaching 80,000 family units, Mr. Speaker said during budget debate in the Alberta legislature. With the demand for social assistance also increasing rapidly in municipalities, the minister said outside the House mat "we'll have to go to special warrant if the unemployment picture doesn't improve appreciably by mid-summer." In the current fiscal year, which ends March 31, the government had to increase the Indians won't surrender land for national park PORT ALBERNI, B.C. (CP) - Indians whose ancestral homes are within the proposed boundaries of a new national park on Vancouver Island's west coast served warning Monday that they will not surrender any of their land under present terms. If need be, they said, they will demonstrate if the provincial government proceeds with plans for an official opening of the park by Princess Anne May 4 as part of the royal family's British Columbia C e ntennial Year Tour. At this point, they did not spell out what form the demonstration might take. West coast Indian chiefs said, however, that they have broken off talks with federal parks officials about the future of Indian lands within the approximately 400 square miles of new federal parkland. In an interview at Chilliwack, B.C., minister of Indian Affairs Jean Chretien said it is important the park be developed because of conservation needs but that provisions will be made to ensure that the Indian population is not hurt and receives' adequate compensation or equivalent land elsewhere. Told the Indian chiefs had said they would not resume negotiations without his presence, the minister said: "Probably I will go there." He did not indicate when this might be. Women protesters given jail term MONTREAL (CP) - Seven young women invaded the jury box in Court of Queen's Bench Monday to demonstrate for women's rights and were sentenced on the spot to one month ep.ch for contempt of court. The seven, seated in the courtroom audience, nude their move as Use Balcer, 21, was to be sentenced for contempt of court. She was found in contempt for refusing to testify at the noncapital murder trial of Paul Rose, one of four men charged with kidnapping and strangling Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte last October. Her refusal was based on the fact that women are not allowed to sit on Juries in Quebec province. When Miss Balcer appeared for sentencing the seven left their seats and rushed into the jury box, left vacant moments earlier when the Rose murder trial adjourned for the day. RESIST POLICE Police tried to remove them as they clutched the arms of their chairs and chanted "discrimination" and "Justice is shit." "Just a moment," Mr. Justice Marcel Nichols told police. "I want all their names." As the women gave their names, he sentenced each on the spot to one month in jail, One of the seven, Marjolaine Peloquin, drew an extra month for shouting: "They're raping us again." The others Identified themselves as Louise Toupin, Nicole Dostie, Francine Aubin, Nicole Therrien, Arlette Rouleau and Micheline Vezina. Mr. Justice Nichols postponed the sentencing of Miss Balcer until March 22 and asked for a pre-sentence report from a probation officer. Miss Balcer, awaiting trial on a charge of belonging to the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec, remains free on bail. She was identified by witnesses at the Paul Rose trial as the women who, with Paul Rose, rented a bungalow in St. Hubert south of Montreal where police say the kidnapped labor minister was held for a week. Ruste to make grain-handling situation study EDMONTON (CP) - Agriculture Minister Henry Ruste will go to Vancouver today to study the grain-handling situation there, he told the legislature Monday. With increased prospects for sales, it is essential that grain be moved to the west coast and onto ships, he said. The agriculture minister told the House man can go to the moon and yet at times problems develop in grain handling, and Alberta wants to know if there is anything it can do. He plans to meet with port authorities, grain companies and railroads. Caretakers given wage increase EDMONTON (CP) - Separ ate school trustees Monday night ratified a two - year wage agreement with about 300 caretakers and maintenance men. The workers, members of local 736, Canadian Union of Public Employees, had ratified the contract earlier. It will give them salary increases of slightly more than 14 per cent over two years. The agreement expires on Dec. 31, 1972. Under the contract, a first-year caretaker receives $449 a month, up from $420. This will increase to $480 next year. Second - year men will get an increase to $488 a month, up from $456. The rate next year goes to $521. A caretaker with three or more years experience will receive $525 a month, en increase from $491 and this will go to $562. original $46-million allocation for public assistance by $16 million. Mr. Speaker said the 1971-72 budget, which calls for record spending of $1.2 billion, shows the social credit administration's concern for people by al-loting 61 per cent of spending for education, health and social development. The social development department, which will merge later this year with the health department, was doing all it could to achieve its goal of allowing individuals to "self-determine what they want to do in life." The department was retraining more than 600 people, had found full-time jobs for 700 welfare recipients and in partnership with the federal government was offering industrial incentives in an effort to create jobs for native people in northern Alberta. Noting that the government had over-spent its 1970-71 budget of $1.1 billion by $51 million. Len Werry (PC-Calgary Bowness) said it is doubtful if the government can live with in the limits of the new budget. SYSTEM NEEDED Mr. Werry said a program budgeting system is needed so the government can allocate limited funds more effectively and reach desired objectives with the money spent. The opposition member, one of 10 in the 65-seat house, said the taxpayer will be the victim of a ceiling placed on provincial grants to municipalities. The ceiling of $38 million, mentioned in the budget speech Friday night, replaces a system which previously gave municipalities one-third of the province's oil and gas royalties. "The pegging of grants will mean that the budgeting problems of municipalities will have to be passed o� to the taxpayer," Mr. Werry said, criticizing the budget for saying nothing about how the government will stimulate the economy of rural areas or overcome recessioin and the province's worst unemployment situation in 30 years. Bill Tomyn (S*C-Edmonton Norwood) said unemployment should not be made a political football. "When people go hungry and jobless," Mr. Tomyn said, "unpredictable reactions may result." "The politicians seem to ignore the fact that the prevailing conditions of frustration and impatience may give impetus to revolt . . . "I wonder how long the people of Canada will tolerate the bleating of politicians and their expedient measures of solution." Debate was adjourned by Don Getty (PC-Strathcona West). GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE � ^ ,1 mm Weather and road report 12:00 OfL ABOVE ZERO AT *-vvJVOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:11 SUNSET 6:17 H L Pre Lethbridge...... 13 � .. Pincher Creek ... 22 Waterton........19 Medicine Hat ... . 13 Edmonton.......12 Grande Prairie ... 15 Banff........... 24 Calgary......... 14 Cranbrook.......28 Victoria......... 37 Penticton........34 Prince George .. .. 28 Kamloops.......32 Vancouver ... ...  36 Saskatoon....... 12 Regina..........19 Winnipeg........ 13 Toronto......... 33 Ottawa..........3J Montreal ... ..... 32 Quebec......... 39 St. John's........39 Halifax......... 39 Charlottetown ... .35 Fredericton...... 36 New York....... 56 19 12 10 3 8 2 3 4 32 26 24 25 29 -7 3 -6 14 11 9 12 26 25 23 19 34 Miami.......... 77 Los Angeles...... 60 Las Vegas ... ... . 42 Rome.......... SO 73 42 32 48 Paris 30 37 London......... 33 45 .. Berlin.......... 18 27 .. Amsterdam...... 23 32 .. Madrid......... 36 48 .. Stockholm ... ... . 10 19 .. Tokyo......... . 38 58 ... FORECAST Lethbridge - Calgary to. day and Wednesday: Sunny. Winds increasing to W 25 and gusty this morning. Lows tonight about 15. Highs Wednesday 35-40. Medicine Hat-Today: Sunny with winds SW 15-20. Wednesday: Sunny. Brisk west winds. Low near 15 highs in the mid 30s- Columbia  Kootfenay - Today: Occasional snow this afternoon and tonight, reaching freezing rain in valleys this afternoon. Wednesday: Cloudy with a few snowflurries. High both days 30-35. Lows tonight about 20. IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT NEW and USED SYSTEMS IN STOCK ? LOW PRICES ? FINANCING * SERVICE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Lethbridge, Alberta OFFICIAL AS AT 9:fo A.M. TODAY COURTES* OF A MA OUTLOOK LOOKS GOOD - Above and near-normal temperatures are expected for most of Canada according to the 30-day weather outlook of the United States Weather Bureau. British Columbia will receive below-normal readings. Precipitation across the country is expected to be light to moderate. This is not a specific forecast and changes may occur. Woman placed on probation EDMONTON (CP) - Dianne M. Kappos of Montreal was placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty here to possession of nearly $40,000 worth of jewelry stolen in West Germany. Provincial judge Carl Rolf made it a condition of bail that the 23-year-old continue to take psychiatric treatment after her lawyer filed a psychologist's report. The jewels were stolen from Somme Jewellers in Essen, West Germany, and will be returned by a city detective. All highways in the eastern part of the Lethbridge district are mostly bare with some drifting sections. Highway 2, Nanton to Stave-ly is bare. Stavely to Standoff is partly covered with hard packed snow. Standoff to the U.S. border is motly bare with some drifting in the sheltered areas. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod is mostly bare with sections of drifting snow. Fort Macleod to Brocket has long sections of hard packed snow. Brocket to Burmis has thin icy patches. Burmis to the B.C. border has long icy patches with drifting snow. Highway 5 is mostly bare ex- cept from Mountain View to Waterton where there are long icy patches and drifting snow. Highway 6 has long patches of packed snow and ice with some drifting. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is mostly bare and in good winter driving condition with drifting in the Morley Flats area. Banff to Revelstoke is generally bare with slippery and rough sections. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are in good winter condition with a few slippery sections. The Creston-Salmo highway is in good winter driving condition. PORTS OY 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; Porthlll-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to S p.m. ;