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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Adopt Indians VANCOUVER (CP) Chief Justice John Farris ruled Friday that non-Indian parents may adopt an Indian child without depriving the child of rights under the Indian Act. He gave the ruling in allowing an appeal against a judgment by a British Columbia Supreme Court judge last April that the adoption of a five-year-old Indian boy by a white family would deprive the child of property rights he would enjoy as an Indian. Alberta should leave Confederation because Ottawa 'plunderingprovince9 EDMONTON (CP) President John Rudolph of Bluemont Resources Ltd. of Calgary said Friday Alberta should leave Confederation because the federal government is "plundering the province." Mr. Rudolph, whose organization, the Independent Albert Association, has a meeting scheduled March 12 at High River to discuss his proposal, said Alberta is paying too high a price to remain part of Canada. "This province has the internal resources to survive comfortably as a viable said Mr. Rudolph, who predicted a movement toward secession would gain momentum as long as the federal government continued to take Alberta into directions the province does not approve. "I'm not talking just about he said in an interview "The agriculture industry is in the same boat. We also have heavy coal deposits and the Athabasca Oil Sands to help make us self-suffjcient." Mr. Rudolph said his reaction was triggered primarily by Ottawa's growing involvement in provincial resources. Alberta produces about 1.7 million barrels of oil a day, he said, which at current prices means million a day leaving the province after the export tax has been repaid The total lost to Alberta is about billion a year about three times the total provincial budget he said, suggesting that Alberta as an independent country would be so wealthy that its citizens would not have to pay income taxes, gasoline taxes none of'the current provincial taxes at all." Lethbridge man named Liberal party officer Saturday, March 2, 1074-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-19 Lamb plan announced BERNADETTE DEVLIN Irish heroine ousted EDMONTON (CP) A production incentive of for each 100 pounds of live lamb marketed will be paid on all Alberta animals sold for slaughter and on feeder lambs sold outside the province, Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer announced Friday. Dr. Homer said the incentive payments, designed to stimulate local feeder lamb production and prices, will not apply to lambs sold to other lamb producers within Alberta. The program will be effective Feb. 1 this year and. Dr. Homer said, his department now is considering a ewe lamb retention program to further increase sheep numbers. FIRE IN CATHEDRAL ORBETELLE, Italy (Reuter) A fire has swept through a 13th century cathedral in this central Italian city, destroying many valuable paintings and damaging other works of art. EDMONTON (CP) Jack Pickett, an Edmonton railway union leader, was elected president of the Alberta Liberal Party Friday. Mr. Pickett, who stepped up from vice-president, was unopposed. He takes over from Art Lutz of Calgary, retiring after a two-year term. Sharon Carstairs of Calgary Let's befriends Aid. Una Evans thoughtfully pours a cup of tea for AJd. Ed Leger at Edmonton city council chambers Surplus dlDS less than 24 hours after she tried to have him tossed out of a city council meeting for remarks he made during debate on the Commonwealth Games. Tie Diefenbaker tells Goyer to stick to pots, pans By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA An admonition to the supply and services minister in the cabinet to "stick with his pots and pans and Sani Flush" and leave the Athabasca Tar Sands alone, was administered in the commons Friday by John Diefenbaker, former prime minister and Conservative MP for Prince Albert. He welcomed Energy Minis- ter Donald Macdonald back from his quick trip to the Middle East. He asked if the goverment was giving any consideration to loans from foreign governments such as Japan, to develop the Athabasca tar sands. Mr. Macdonald said the gov- ernment has received several indications that there is interest abroad in the development of the tar sands. He said the federal govern- ment was prepared to have further discussions with the Alberta government on this subject. However because of the tempo of developments which he believed lay ahead in. the next decade, he did not see much room for large scale ex- ports. Mr. Diefenbaker wanted to know if Supply and Services Minister Jean-Pierre Goyer was aware of the approach from Japan when he made speeches across the country advocating a crash program for development of the tar sands of Alberta for the productjon of oil. Mr. Goyer talked of spending billion on the project in order to get 2.5 million barrels a day flowing to markets by 1982. So enthusiastic did the supply and services minister become in calling on the government to accept foreign investment immediately for development of the tar sands that External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp had to administer a verbal rep- rimand. Mr. Sharp said: "Mr. Goyer has made it quite clear this is his personal view. It's not mine. It's not the governments." Mr. Sharp also pointed out recently when, questioned about the cabi- net's position that Mr. Macdo- nald had made it clear also that it is not government policy that Mr. Goyer has been advocating. Mr. Goyer's reply to this brush off from his cabinet col- leagues was that the cabinet has not yet developed a firm policy with respect to foreign investment in the tar sands and until such a policy has been formulated he is free to speak his mind on the subject. Mr. Diefenbaker enquired in the house Friday if Mr. Goyer was speaking for the govern- ment and laying down govern- ment policy on the tar sands? Mr. Macdonald said with a smile that the minister of sup- .ply and services is an "en- thusiast" on the subject of the tar sands. The former prime minister said it was obvious the minister of supply and services was not speaking with the authority of the government OTTAWA (CP) federal government surplus in Financial operations the first 10 months of this fiscal year, Finance Minister John Turner reported Friday.- The surplus so far this year is well below last year's figure of million in the same The finance minister said in the government's monthly statement of financial operations that budgetary revenues totalled .million while expenditures were million to the end of January. Livestock imports stopped OTTAWA (CP) Canada has stopped all imports of British cattle, swine and meat following an outbreak of hoof- and mouth disease in the Channel Islands. A. E. Lewis, director of the agriculture department's contagious diseases division said Friday that the country is "not taking any cattle, swine or meat until the disease has been totally eliminated" on the islands. There have been no such imports for some months now he added. Canada has been fite of the incurable, highly -contagious disease since 1952. An elaborate inspection system is used to check all livestock imports to the country. defeated Francis Wright of Calgary for the vice- presidency and Ann Mazur of Edmonton was unopposed for secretary. Angus MacDonald of Edmonton defeated Al Romanchuk of Grande Prairie for another term as treasurer. Regional' vice-presidents elected were John Day. Edmonton; John Calgary; Herb Fielding, Red Deer; Gary Osburg Lethbridge; and Ed Kimoe, Grande Prairie. Clothing strike s nears end MONTREAL (CP) About 80 per cent of clothing workers in Quebec voted Friday to accept a new contract offer, signalling the end of a two-week strike by of them in the Montreal area. Union spokesmen for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America said they expected the striking workers to be back on the job Monday at about 25 plants in the area. In Ontario, workers, who have been on strike in Toronto and Hamilton for one week, also voted Friday on the same contract offer, the union spokesman said. LONDON (AP) Bernadette Devlin, one- time heroine of Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland, was ousted Friday from her seat in the British' Parliament. She was defeated in the general I election by Protestant I extremist, John Dunlop. I Bernadette first was elected for the Mid-Ulster riding in April 1969 and at 21 was the youngest member of the Westminster Parliament. Now 26, and campaigning I under her married name of I Mrs. McAliskey, she was I beaten into third place in a four-way contest. Dunlop, representing "loyalist" Protestant hardliners, polled votes. Ivan Cooper of the Catholic based Social Democratic party came second with Bernadette. crusading as an independent advocating a Socialist united Ireland, trailed with votes. 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Call us today C J EQUIPMENT RENTALS SERVICE Phone 328-4765 1410 2nd Ave. South Imagine a land where you can breathe the incense of salt, cedar and seaweed on a forgotten stretch of beach. British Columbia Forest Products Limited MACKENZIE DIVISION SAWMILL OPPORTUNITIES British Columbia forest Products Limited is a major integrated Jorest [products company employing more lhan 5.000 people through- out British Columbia. Company is completing construction of a third sawmill 31 Mackenzie. 8.C.. scheduled to twain operation the summer of 1974. MAINTENANCE POSITIONS WliilfiTicjriis Welders Electricians Heavy Duty Mechanics Present wage rales from S5.71 10 96.07 per hour There will be new rales negotiated lor the isl of September. 1974. Preference will be given io tradesmen with sawmin or related experience Wlovtna assistance available to qualified applicants. MACKENZIE _ Attractive new housing is available a minimum down payment 01 S5DD, New inouses range price trom 000 to ODD and a good selection available. Mackenzie tocated miies north or Prtnce George 'in the Central Interior of British Columbia iz a professionally plannsd amd developed community with an 'in. dependent municipal government. Tihe current population 'is 6000 and eweeied to.tocrease Jo 7.500 by the end of 1974 Good educational recreational and commercial lacfllties are established and are being expanded to meet the requirements Of The tncreaslno population. Jnterested parties call <604j t vlled or write tor further e x land where you can inhale 'J t perfume of pine ce.side a "roaring Tup your hands and diink deeply from a crystal-dear creek. Discover the strange mys- tery of mist-shrouded -orbidden Plateau. imagine e land where you can stroll through an English city where flowers bloom the year round. Experience a metropolis on a harbour rimmed by towering mountains you can hike on in Summer and ski down in Winter, a metropolis where you can walk in a thousand acre park just minutes from elegant hotels through orchards {hat are frothy in Sixmg and r'imson red in Fall. Sjvo; the Summei taste of cherry cider from a road- side fruit stand. Take in a rodeo. Discover a ghost town. Imagine a land of Seacoast. Mountains Lakes. Rivers. Rangeland. Desert. Waves of Wheatfjelds. imagine a vacation you'll return from with a thousand faces indelibly impressed on your mind and in your memory. Crt J10, iAfel Fo This is British Columbia. To Im Sff i Hi ;