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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta News in brief Insurance rate reduced EDMONTON* (CP) - Public liability insurance rates for motorcycles in Alberta will be reduced by 20 per cent immediately, the legislature learned Thursday. In a letter tabled for return, the Alberta Automobile Insurance Board said the premium reduction would be applied to all classifications of motorcycles. The board said it had studied rates and considered the arguments of insurance companies, but could find no justification for not reducing the rates. Town seeks settlement PEACE RIVER, Alta. (CP) - This northwestern Alberta town is attemtping to have its damage suit against the British Columbia Power and Hydro Authority settled out of court, Mayor John Friesen said Thursday. Mr. Friesen said in an interview the town would be willing to have the matter settled before it goes to court provided the community gets what it is asking for. Town council Wednesday gave approval to town solicitor Claude Campbell to settle the dispute provided the water intake from the Peace River is restored to levels that existed before the \V. A. C. Bennett Dam was put into operation on the river in 1967. More PoWs to be released SAIGON (AP) - The United States delegation announced tonight North Vietnam has informed it that 106 U.S. prisoners will be released in Hanoi on Sunday, but that the Viet Cong apparently have threatened to withhold release of 30 U.S. PoWs captured in South Vietnam in a dispute over exchange of Vietnamese prisoners. A statement from the U.S. delegation to the four-party Joint Military Commission (JMC) said the Viet Cong notified the U.S. that the 30 American prisoners previously listed would be released also in Hanoi but refused to give the date of release. A spokesman said this meant the Viet Cong were stalling. Exiles seek return OTTAWA (CP)-Prime Minister Trudeau told the Commons Thursday he has no knowledge of any telegram from the kidnappers of James Cross asking for permission to return to Canada. The kidnappers, in Cuba since soon after the 1970 kidnapping of British Trade Commissioner James Cross in Montreal, are reported to have said in a telegram to Jacques Rose, acquitted last week of murdering Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte, that they wanted to return to Quebec. Gordon Fairweather (PC- Fundy-Royal) asked in the House whether he had any knowledge of a telegram from the exiles seeking permission to appear before a board to see whether they could be granted amnesty. "I have no knowledge of such a telegram," replied the prime minister. Want act maintained FREDERICTON (CP) - The Union of New Brunswick Indians is to ask the Supreme Court of Canada to maintain the "supremacy" of the Indian Act over the Canadian Bill of Rights. In a statement here Thursday, Union President Anthony Francis said he hopes the court will uphold the Indian Act and "overlook the apparent discrimination against native women." Unemployment pay cut OTTAWA (CP) - The government will not pay unemployment insurance payments to people who quit full-time jobs to take retraining programs, Mark Macguigan, parliamentary sec- retary to Manpower Minister Robert Andras, said Thursday night. He was replying in the Commons to Grace Maclnnis. Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. FRIDAY, JULY 2<;th: Left at 4 a.m. Great rivalry between troops as to who should be off first. "A" troop got off at 3:30 a.m. Marchsd 16 miles to St. Peters spring found a dirty mud-hole. S;t to work and made several wells, placed a barrel in one and banked it round with stones for the benefit of MacLeod and any others who might come sn. Watered nearly 300 horses from this well. Soil generally poor, no wood or water pi any consequence. In afternoon marched for Roches Percees. Passed it, camping on tho banks of the Souris at Short Creek. Very good camping here, wood, water and grass. ' ? ? ? Would you like to bo able to follow tlie N.W.MP. mareh west with the help of a map? Our students arc just completing a map which shows each night's stop as well as points of interest mentioned in the diary. Send 25c to N.W.M.P. Project, Hamilton Junior High, Lethbridge. Gov't programs banish elderly poverty state Indians take over altar Armed AIM stand behind altar of church in Wounded Knee, S.D., where 11 hostages were held since Tuesday night and released last night. Indians held a mock service in the church. Released hostages refuse to leave Indian-held town WOUNDED KNEE. S.D. (AP) - Eleven persons freed after being held hostage since Tuesday by militant Indians refused to leave this historic hamlet which was still in the hands of the militants. Senators George McGovern and James Abou-rezk, South Dakota Deriiocrats, said the hostages were released at noon Thursday. "They didn't want to leave their homes," McGovern said. "We offered to take the hostages with us, but they didn't want to go." The senators continued negotiations Thursday night with Byelection results shock big parties By DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) - On the basis of social improvements during the last two years, the federal government has "effectively banished poverty for persons over 65 years of age," Health Minister Marc Lalonde told tiie Commons Thursday, The house was debating legislation to raise the basic old-age pension rate to flOO monthly from $82.88. The April 1 Increase will cost the government $300 million more than the $2.6 billion spent last year to finance the old-age pension plan. Mr. Lalonde called the Increase the largest in the history of the plan and said the government now must focus attention on other segments of society affected by poverty. He was accused of overstatement by both Conservative and New Democratic spokesmen. Welfare critics Heath Mac-ouarrie (PC-Hillsborough) and Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winni- By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON (CP) - A powerful display of support for unconventional candidates in two vital byelections has shocked both the government and Opposition party and heightened speculation that a new political movement may be forming in Britain. In the northeast England riding of Lincoln, Labor party rebel Dick Taverne won an overwhelming victory at the expense of the two major parties. In the Scottish constituency of Dundee, Labor's traditional hold was almost demolished by a previously-unknown Nationalist candidate. The governing Conservatives lost ground in both polls. The result of a third byelection in Chester-ls-Strset, also in the northeast, will not be known until later today but virtually all predictions call for it to remain in Labor hands with the tiny Liberal party making sub- Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Hollywood-Cecil Kellaway, 79, a veteran character actor known best for his roles as kindly doctors and family friends in scores of movies who was nominated for an Academy Award in 19G7 for his supporting role in Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? Frankfurt-Karl Gerald, 60, publisher of the Frankfurter Rundschau and one of the founders of a revived democratic press in postwar West Germany, after a serious illness. Paris-Admiral Jozef Unrug, 88, commander of Polish naval forces at the time of the German invasion in 1939. Saint John, N.B.-Edward J. Hall, 47, manager of radio station CFBC, of a heart attack. stantial gainst and the Tories losing support. The Conservatives now have 327 seats in the 630-seat Commons, compared with Labor's 25. There are eight Liberals, six independents and the Speaker who does not vote. In addition to Chester-le-Street, there are two other vacant seats. There have been numerous suggestions during the last several months, notably in The Times and among disgruntled politicians, that a new party is both possible and desirable in Britain. The Times advocates a union of left-wing Tories, right-wing Labor politicians. Liberals and independents such as Taverne. Troops capture IRA commander BELFAST (AP) - British troops swept into a guerrilla stronghold of this Northern Ireland capital early today and said they captured on Irish Republican Army commander and seven other gunmen. The raid, and several other swoops in Roman Catholic quarters, came after a day of bombing and gunfire in which teror-ists killed two men. Several other men were captured in tho other raids, an army spokesman reported, along with several weapons. The biggest operation was the swoop on a club in the Catholic Ardoyne quarter of West el-fast. There troops said they grabbed the commander of the Ardoyne ouarter of West Bel-Provisional wing and four of his officers. A spokesman said three other suspected IRA volunteers were rounded up and handed over to police for Interrogation. representatives of the 200 In dians who took over the village on the Pine Ridge Reservation of the Oglala Sioux in the south western part of the state. The Indians, members of the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.), raided the Wounded Knee trading post Tuesday, took guns and ammunition, made hostages of the 11 persons and surrounded the village with sentries. There was no repetition Thursday of the sporadic gunfire in the vilage Wednesday as the Indians tried to keep federal lawmen at a distance. SCENE OF MASSACRE It was at Wounded Knee Creek in 1890 that 14G Sioux men, women and children were killed by troops of the U.S. cavalry in the last major incident in conflicts between Indians and whites. The senators and the dozen representatives of the Indians met between a barricade of Indian guards and another picket line established a few miles away by federal marshals. They met once in an open pasture and later, during nipht, in what McGovern described as a "hastily-erected tepee.' "The main thin? was that we got asuranccs that the hostages were free to leave,* McGovern told reporters gathered at the bureau of Indian affairs building in Pine Ridge, a rmall Indian settlement several miles southwest of Wounded Knee. He said the residents may leave their homes but are escorted by Indians. ASK FOR HEARINGS The senators said the Indians re\'er."ated demands for a Senate subcommittee hearing, charges of conniption in the Indian affairs bureau nnd protest against Richard Wilson, chairman of the Oglala Sioux tribe which numbers 13.000, most .of whom live on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Indians want an investigation of what they allepe are 371 violations of U.S.-Indian treaties. Riley & McCormick Centre Village Mail Phone 328-5644 Also Congratulate . . . The Students of Hamilton Junior High on their retracing of this Trek of the RCMP We're lethbridge'i leading Western Stare, featuring the largest selection of Western Wear and Saddlery in Southern Alberta. WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1973 THEME: "Alert In Our Time" Matt. 26.41 (R.S.V.) Col. 4.2 (R.S.V.) UNITED CHURCH - CARDSTON Sarvlces at 2 p.m.; 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. An Hour of Fellowship To Follow The 2:00 and 8:00 Service The World Day of Prayer - A Family Affeir EVERYONE IS INVITED! Soccer pool makes new millionaire LONDON (AP) - James Wood, a 56-year-old building foreman, won more than $1.3 million on the socer pool yesterday - the biggest sum ever by one man. 1 He immediately thought of his hobby, fishing. "I shall buy my'own private stretch of river, somew here where there is plenty of salmon." he said as he arrived in London to receive his cheque. The actual prize was �342,232 or $1,328,517. Wood filled up a row of entries costing a total of one pound or $2.45. He got the fantastic prize to himself because he was the only one among millions of bettors who picked all eight games ending in draws in British soccer last Saturday. The previous record for one man was 512,000 pounds or $1,228,800. Power service restored CALGARY (CP) - Calgary power linemen have all three major transmission lines feeding southern Alberta back in service, but several areas between Red Deer and Calgary remain without power. Severe icing conditions Wednesday knocked out two of the 240,000  volt lines causing power disruptions for up to four hours. All three lines were out for part of Tuesday but had been repaired before Wednesday's recurrence. Brian Taylor, Calgary power spokesman, said a helicopter is patrolling downed lines in the Beiseker, Strathmore, Olds and Innisfail areas to locate the problems. He could not give an estimate of when power would be restored to those areas. He said the city of Calgary voluntarily reduced its power load early Wednesday night to ease the strain on the system. But a company request that the public ration electrical consumption was ignored and lines were overloaded. peg North Centre) both welcomed tiie pension increase but said it should have been higher. STILL TOO LOW Mr. Macquarle said the basic rate, even with the increase, will still be $7 below the 1963 pension level in terms of purchasing power. However, he would support the increase as the best concession that could be hoped for from the Liberal governmemt "as long as it clings to power.' Mr. Knowles said the NDP could claim full credit for the increase. Had the Liberals not been reduced to a minority by the Oct. 30 election, pensioners would have been limited to the automatic increase made each year to offset the cost of inflation, he said. Under the inflation formula, the pension Was scheduled to be raised in March to $86.61. Because of this, Mr. Knowles said, the government is raising the pension only $13.39, not $17.12 as claimed by Mr. Lalonde. Henri Latulippe (SC-Com-pton) expresed regret that the pension eligibility age, now'65, had not been lowered. By lowering it to 60, he said, the government could have taken a significant step to help those in need and, at the same time, eased the pressing problem of unemployment in the country. Mr. Lalonde said the new basic rate, combined with the guaranteed income supplement for people over 65 with no other source of income, will mean a Trouble with gov't brewing EDMONTON (CP) - A "confrontation" is developing between the Civil Service of Alberta and the provincial department of public works, CSA president Bill Broad said Thursday, W. A. B. Saunders, deputy minister of public works, agreed "there may very well be a fight" as the government, on *an experimental basis, moves into a new policy of contracting caretaking work to private companies. The government earlier announced that beginning in April, the department of public works would contract out the caretaking of two downtown government buildings to private companies. Johnston on centennial committee Two Southern Alberta residents have been named to a tiine-man'committee to study the "feasibility and relevance" of all projects for Alberta RCMP centennial celebrations. The appointments of Hugh Craig, Fort Macleod; and Alex Johnston, Lethbridge; were announced by Minister Without Portfolio Bob Dowling. Mr. Craig will be a citizens' representative on the committee. Mr. Johnston is past president of the Alberta Historical Society. Committee chairman will be Edmonton author Dr. J. G. MacGregor. The complete committee membership includes: A. M. Clough, Travel Industry Association of Alberta: Mr. Craig; H. A, Dempsey, Glen-bow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Superintendent B. E Harrison, RCMP K divison, Edmonton; Mr. Johnston; R. A. McDonald, public affairs bureau, Edmonton; L. L. Keown, culture, youth and recreation department, Edmonton; and D- A. < Hayes, Travel Alberta. yearly total of $2,040 for single persons, and $3,895 for marked couples. Not only had the basic income-tax exemption rate been raised for everyone from $1,000 to $1,500, but the additional exemption for pensioners bad gone up to $1,000 from $650. More sitrikes threatened by rail workers LONDON (AP) - British rail workers have threatened another 24-hour strike next Thursday and walkouts every Sunday thereafter unless the Conservative government ends wage controls and meets their demand for a $22.20 weekly raise. The ultimatum came as the country recovered from a 24-hour rail stoppage Wednesday and gas, auto and auxiliary hospital workers continued walkouts or slowdowns. Hospital chiefs described the situation in most of the covin-trys 2,250 hospitals as critical. At least 250 were virtually closed by walkouts Thursday and most others were hit by slowdowns when more than 200,000 cleaners, laundry workers, porters and cooks launched a stoppage for at least three days. The extent of the walkout took even union chiefs by surprise when 40 more hospitals than scheduled were hit. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRE5GNT3 JTHE L 7  ~'~ ^jj 115-3|| ^^PP Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:11 SUNSET 6:17 H L Pro Lethbridge ....... 56 34 .. Pincher Creek .... 51 35 .. Medicine Hat..... 54 30 .. Edmonton........ 25 7 .03 Grande Prairie ... 31 13 .. Banff............ 42 30 .03 Calgary.......... 37 26 Victoria.......... 52 34 .10 Penticton ....... 42 34 .11 Prince George ... . 39 22 .11 Kamloops........ 52 29 .. Vancouver ....... 49 37 .01 Saskatoon.......22 17 .. Regina.......... 35 22 .. Winnipeg........ 28 22 .. Toronto.......... 42 33 Ottawa......... 2fi 21 .72 Montreal........20 18 .53 St. John's........12 1 .. Halifax.......... 29 25 .18 Charlottetown ... .20 12 .23 Fredericton ......20 13 .43 Chicago..........51 45 .07 New York........ 49 38 .. Miami.......... 77 68 .. Los Angeles ...... 69 53 .. Las Vegas....... 64 49 .. Phoenix.......... 73 48 .. Honolulu..........81 69 .. Rome........... 50 39 .. Paris............ 50 39 .. London.........V 46 37 .. Berlin.......... 45 36 .. FORECAST: Lcthbridgc-Mcdiclne Hat - Mainly sunny today. Winds W 10-15 gustlng to 40 near the foothills. Highs 45-50. Lows 25-30. Sunny Saturday becoming cloudy by afternoon over western sections. Highi near 45. Calgary - Sunny today. Brisk west winds near the foothills. High 35-40. Lows 15-20. Mainly sunny Saturday becomng cloudy by afternoon. Highs near 40. Colnmbia-Kootcnay - Today and Saturday: Cloudy periods ir. the Columbia area but mostly sunny in the Kootenays. l-Jighs both days mid-forties in the Kootenays and near 40 in tiie Columbia area. Lows tonight about 30 except near 20 in the Kootenay east. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Partly cloudy and cooler today with widely scattered rain or snow showers. Brisk westerly winds over Montana plains. Fair tonight and Saturday. Highs today and Saturday 40 to 5v). Lows tonight 20 to 30. West of Continental Divide - Scattered snow showers today. Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Warmer Saturd a y. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Saturday 40s. Multi-Unit Press DRILL TRANSPORT ( ) Transport-14" or 15" wheels standard equipment ( ) Bearings - VA" sealed Ti'mken roller bearings ( ) Frame - 2x3 rectangular steel tubing ( ) Chains - 5/16 proof strength chain ( ) Pins - heavy duty V*'1 diameter ( ) Mounting Brackets - 3 x2x',V' angle or 3x2x 3/16" steel tubing ( ) Hinge Brackets - Adjustable for any width drill GENERAL FARM Coutts Highway Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9.00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2 north to Edmonton, Highway 3 west to the B.C. border, Highway 3 east to Medicine Hat and all highways south of Lethbridge are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is also in good driving condition with some slippery sections. Banff - Revelstoke is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff - Radium and Banff-Jasper highways will have some slippery sections, however they have been plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitting chains are mandatory when travelling in all national parks and on ski access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; PortMll Rykerts 8 a.m to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildhorst, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;