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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE lETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, March 5, 1971 Legislaiure Roundup Free enterprise urged in House EDMONTON (CP) - An opposition member told the legis-1 a t u r e Thursday Alberta's economy would be stimulated if government would abandon its crown corporations in favor of free enterprise. Lou Hyndman (PC-Edmonton West) said in a private member's motion government gradually has moved in on economic areas that could be handled just as effectively, if Ombudsman won't speak on report EDMONTON (CP) - Unless formally invited, Alberta Ombudsman George B. McClellan said Thursday he will not appear in the legislature to speak on a special report already tabled in the House. The farmer RCMP commissioner was asked to appear be-fofre MLAs last fall, but in a letter to speaker Art Dixon be said the report is sufficient. The report concerns the om-budsmian's investigation of the complaint of a former Edmonton real estate salesman, R. J. PMlipzyk, who felt he had been wrongfully dismissed from membership in the Edmonton Real Estate Board Co-operation Listing Bureau Ltd. Mr. McClellan agreed with the complaint but the cabinet rejected his findings and ordered an inquiry to review it. The inquiry, headed by former Cliief Justice Colin Cameron McLaurin of the Alberta Supreme Court found no basis for the ombudsman's decision. Two killed in Ankara gimfiglit ANKARA (AP) - One student and a Turkish soldier were killed and more than a dozoi troops and students were injured today in a gunfight when troops tried to enter a university dormitory to search for four kidnapped U.S. airmen and their captors. The troops surrounded the dormitory at the Middle East Technical University. The students threw dynamite sticks and fired on the soldiers from windows and the roof. A commando unit was rushed to the campus and opened up with rifles and automatic weapons on the students. Mih'tary helicopters buzzed the roof, scattering the youths. not more so, by private business. "The encroachment has not been a deliberate move," he said. "The government has tended to creep and ooze into areas without realizing it." GIVEN SUPPORT The motion received support on both sides oH the legislature. Highways Minister Gordon Taylor, however, said the Social CJredit government is a staunch advocate of free enterprise but "can't do something simply in the name of free enterprise." "The interests of the people of Alberta have to come first." Areas suggested that could benefit from private management were liquor sales, lands and forests, highways and transport, public works and the treasury. The motion was supported by Alf Hooke (yc - Rocky Mountain House, John Landeryou (PC - Lethbridge), David Russell (PC - Calgary - Victoria Park), Edwani Benoit (SC - Okotoks - High River and Charles Drain SC - Pincher Creek-Crowsnest). Later, Municipal Affairs Minister Fred Colbome said Alberta is conducting comprehensive studies into property assessment and taxation, including possible reform in the way taxes are applied to improvements. He said more attention is being paid to the relationship between heavy taxes on improvements and the development of slum areas. During budget debate, Bob Dowling (PC - Edson) said the province's education financing program should be re^ built to gjv? rural residents a better break. FISCAL INEQUALITY Because of fiscal inequality, he said, rural Albertans often are denied the i^)portunities taken for granted by their urban counter  parts. (Jrant structures to rural school boards were unfair. In his riding, it cost an average of $23 a square foot to build a school that would cost $13 a square foot in Edmonton, Both boards, however, received the same grant of about $16.50 a square foot, Neville Roper (SC-Ponoka) said the Alberta hospital at Ponoka should be rebuilt and renovated, to allay the fears of staff members at the mental-health treatment centre that they may lose their jobs. Lelghton Buckwell (SC - Macleod) cliidcd the Conservatives for making blanket state-, ments in the House. Mr. Buckwell said he sometimes wonders why tlie 65 men are in the legislature - we should make an honest approach to grapple with the people's problems." Cabinet to review policy on school religion credits EDMONTON (CP) -JThe Alberta cabinet will review its policy of not allowing religion to be used as a credit course, Education M i n i s ter Robert Clark said Thursday, The review followed a recommendation from the department's committee on secondary education, Mr, Clark said outside the legislature. He declined to say what the recommendation was. Replying in the legislature to Neville Roper (SC - Ponoka) on the question of credits for QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bidg. �� PHONE 328.7684aH religion, Mr. Clark said: "It is fair to that during the last two days, the secondary curriculum committee have had a submission from the Calgary Separate School Board on this matter, "The committee has given the matter serious consideration and made a recommendation. "I am in no position to indicate tliat there is any thought of a chance in government policy towards giving credits," he said. About 75 students were involved in a protest at an Edmonton separate school Wednesday. The students opposed the school's compulsory religion program, and argued that religion should be given academic credit like otther courses. ART SHOW and SALE The Best Buy of the Year SAVINGS 30 to 60% Over 200 original oil paintings by well known Canadian ond European ortlstj - Taylor, Raymondo, David, Garzon, Pieries, Venuhzen, Buchard - Featuring landscapes, winter scenes, portraits, still life, sea scapes, modern and semi modern. All prices include custom made frames of your choice. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3rd THURSDAY, MARCH 4th FRIDAY, MARCH 5th SATURDAY, MARCH 6th SUNDAY, MARCH 7th From 11 a.m. 'til 10 p.m. Daily EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAVERICK ROOM MAYOR MAGRATH DR. PHONE 127-5701 IN HIS KISSING DAYS - Prime Minister Trudeau is shown in this montage in his most photographed pose - being kissed. The prime minitser was married to Margaret Sinclair in Vancouver Thursday night. Trudeau wedding reception ;wm quiet, private affair WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) - The wedding reception was quiet and private, held in an oak-panelled dining room at the Capilanft Golf and Country Club in the exclusive British Properties high above the lights of Vancouver. New first lady has ''everything^ VANCOUVER (CP) - "Everything a woman could be," The description comes from a friend of Canada's newest first lady, 22 -year-old Margaret Sinclair Trudeau. "She is especially attimed to tilings and she has shown remarkable maturity si^ice she met Trudeau." The daughter of James Sinclair of West Vancouver, a former Liberal cabinet minister, wa.s married to Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau Thursday in a quiet, private ceremony in neighboring North Vancouver, The new Mrs. Trudeau wore a long white hooded gown for the ceremony in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, attended by only immediate members of tlie two families. "A vsort of woven garment," was the way Doreen Robson, sister of the bride's mother, Doris Kathleen, described the gown. "I think she designed it. She's very clever that way." A beautiful and "magnificent" woman are words used by a family friend to describe the auburn - haired, five-foot-si.x bride. "She is the type of person who could take two pots and provide a gourmet meal for an impromptu party. She is a homemaker, everything a woman could be. Mrs. Ti-udeau, who next week assumes her role as mistress of 24 Sussex Drive, the prime ministerial residence in Ottawa, is a political science and sociology graduate of Simon Fi-aser University. Her name has been linked with the prime minister's on a number of occasions since they first met on a holiday in Tahiti in 1968. Mr. Sinclair said his daughter and tiie 51-year-old prime minister had been engaged for about six months. Mrs. Eobson, asked how long the couple had been engaged, replied: "Since last fall, perhaps." She said Margaret was an Anglican but had recently become a Roman Catholic, A family friend said Miss Sin clair had been the only serious girl in the prime minister's life for the past several months. "But Trudeau has always insisted any of his dates not publicize their association with him. Margaret did not let him down. "True, he dated others, including Barbra Streisand, but speculation that this was anything serious was just that- speculation." Tlie marriage, which � took even the prime minister's cabinet colleagues by siuT)rise, was kept from tliree of the bride's four sisters until Thursday afternoon to preserve secrecy, Mrs. Robson said. ARMY, NAVY and AIR FORCE CLUB lETHBRIDGE UNIT NO. 34 GENERAL MEETING MON., MARCH 8th at 8:00 p.m. IN THE CLUBROOMS  ELECTION OF OFFICERS  NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO PROVINCIAL CONVENTION ADVANCE POLt  FRIDAY - 9:30 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.  SATURDAY - 9:30 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. When Prime Mim'ster Tni-deau and his 22-year-old bride, Margaret Sinclair of West Vancouver walked in with their 11 guests'the catering staff was caught by surprise, just as had been everyone else at the unannounced Thursday wedding. "The reception was arranged a week ago by Miss Sinclair's motlier, but we thought it was a wedding annivei-sary celebration for someone else," said catering manager Walter Bohni. Eighteen guests had been invited but five of those, from Montreal, were prevented from attending because of poor vreather and a flight cancellation. Upon arrival at the country club, Mr. Trudeau telephoned Ms widowed mother in Montreal. The couple and reception guests drank champagne before the dinner, which included smoked salmon, turtle soup, roast filet of beef, wth mushroom cups stuffed with sauce bearnaise, asparagus and artichoke hearts. Des'sert was pears flambe and the three-tier wedding cake was decorated with freshly-cut spring flowers. "The couple looked very happy," Mr. Bohni said. "Mr. Trudeau looked very happy." Mr. Bohni said the prime min Ister wore a dark suit for tlie reception and the bride wore a "very nice, simple while dress." Hard hats react RICHMOND, Va. (CP) -Construction workers here are cashing in their U.S. government bonds in protest against President Mxon's suspension o[ a law requiring the government to pay workers on federal con struction projects the same wages that prevail in industry. One union converted $12,000 in bonds to cash. Reason for Sharp Africa visit hinted LONDON (CP) ~ The Guardian suggests today that the coming vi^t of External Affairs Minister Sharp to Africa is linked viith hostile reaction among some Commonwealth couiitries over Britain's decision to supply South Africa with helicopters. The newspaper reports "laughter" in top British circles over Nigeria's withdrawsl from SPRING SPECIAL In Effect Until April 30 IF we supply the Broke Shoes we ^l|Q will machine the drums for ONLY, EACH ........................ PLUS RE-ARC THE SHOES LET YOUR GARAGE BRING THEM IN 1 CUSTOM ENGINE AND PARTS LIMITED Cameraman booked early for pictm-es VANCOUVER (CP) - Pho-cgrapher Fred Schiffer had bad secretive assignments before, so be didn't pay much attention to another "quiet faimUy wedding" planned for Thursday, But he liad been ^ven several different stories before he finally learned the truth: that Prime Minister Trudeau was tlie groom and 22-year-old Margaret Sinclaii- of West Vancouver the bride. It was Feb. 15 when the Hon. James Sinclair, member of the privy council and for-itrxr Liberal federal fisheries minister in the St. Laurent cabinet, approached the Vancouver photographer to take wedding pictures. "I was told it was for another daughter and another g e n 11 e m a n," Mr. Schiffer said. "Then just yesterday he told me it was Margaret and Mr. Trudeau." "He asked me not to let it leak out, that a Sinclair daughter was getting married, that it was stiiotly a family affair." "Tliey said the g:-oom was a gentleman from France, who would be there with no fam-Uy." Instead, Mr. Trudeau arrived at St. Step'hen's Roman Catholic Church in North Vancouver with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trudeau, and two plainclothes policemen; his bride-to-be with her immediate family. The double-ring ceremony, with full mass, was "very relaxed, veiy comfortable," Mr. Schiffer said. The cei'emony was performed by Rev. John Swin-kels. Party leader barred VICTORIA (CP) - Dave Barrett, leader of the New Democratic Party, was named in the British Olumbia legislature early today and expelled from the house for a week. The action was taken after the member refused to take his seat during debate on the spiend-Ing estimates of the attorney-general's d^>artment. Herb Bruch (SC-Esquimalt), chairman of the committee of supply, ruled that Mr. Barrett, following a filibuster by members of the NDP of more than three hours, was repetitive and abusing the rules of the house. Attorrfiy-General Leslie Peterson moved that the Opposl tion Leader be suspended from the house until 2 p.m. March 12. The vote passed 29 to 12. The last time such action was taken in the B.C. legislature was in February of 1955 when Liberal member Gordon Gibson was suspended. Mr. Gibson's son, (^don, is special assistant to Prime Minister Trudeau. The suspension of Mr. Barrfitt left Eileen Dallly (Bumaby-North) as leader of the Opposition. the eight-nation group formed at this year's Commonwealth conference to study Indian Ocean security. Now, however, the Nigeriao government "is seeking more tangible ways of showing . . . dispJeasure at Britain's $rtim trade with Pretoria." "Pending contracts tor min. eral development and manufacturing in Nigeria kiok like going to American, Canadian and West Gei-man interests," Bay� The Guardian. "Hints from Lftgos coincide with the departure from Ottawa of the Canadian foreign minister ... on a five-nation tour of Africa." Hiis takes him to Nigeria next Tuesday and dso Include* visits to Tanzania and Zambia, where there have been further expmsions of anger over the British decision. "Not a peep from Ottawa about the timing of Sharp's trip but the nressage is clear enough," The Guardian comments. Worker killed under slab CALGARY (CP) - Joa� Raposo, a workman at P. Krur ger Concrete Products Ltd., was killed Thursday when a four-ton slab of prestressed concrete apparently slipped from its supports and crushe<' him. BURGLARS TAKE LEG WINCHESTER, England (Reuter) -r A one-legged man told a court here that two burglars, unable to find any cash at his home, accepted a $600 cheque and then took away his artificial leg so he could not give chase. Arthur Bellinger said he stopped payment on the cheque and police traced the men through fingerprints. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE rZiZJ..": mmi Weather and road report OO ABOVE 12�n0 ZERO AT A^'""iVOON SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:04 SUNSET 6:22 1605 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8181 Lethbridge ... . Waterton...... Pincher Creek . Medicine Hat .. Edmonton..... Grande Prau'ie Banff......... Calgary...... Oranbrook ... ., Victoria...... Penticton...... Prince George . Vancouver ... . Saskatoon..... Regma....... Winnipeg....., Toronto...... Ottawa....... Montreal...... St. John's..... Halifax....... Charlottetown ., Fredericton ... New York..... II 29 31 27 L Pre -1 .. 6 .. 1 .. 32 12 24 23 24 24 , 23 .19 .01 3 -7 4 -1 .. 8 .. 39 26 .04 37 18 ,. 31 21 .. 39 26 .. 22 2 28 15 35 22 25 18 24 18 .71 24 20 1.09 28 26 .11 37 26 1.64 35 27 .87 31 26 1.43 35 29 .15 Miami.......... 64 61 .. Los Angeles...... 62 49 .. Las Vegas....... 68 47 Rome........... 32 47 .. Paris........... 19 31 .. London......... 28 43 .. Beiiin.......... 18 21 Amsterdam ...... 7 27 Madrid......... 33 48 ., Stockholm....... 1 14 Tokyo.......... 38 51 .. FORECAST: Lethbridge-Today: Mainly sunny. Lows near five above. Saturday: Cloudy periods. Highs near 20. Medicine Hat - Today: Occasional light snow. Lows zero-five above. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. Highs 10 -15 above. Calgary - Today: Cloudy periods. Lows near five above. Saturday: Cloudy. Highs 15-20 above. Columbia-Kootenay - Cloudy with a few snowflurries today. Satiuday: Sunny periods. High* today in low to mid 30s, same on Saturday. Lows tonight near 20. IRRIGATION On Display In Our Showroom Now # A & M Irrigation Fittings # Buckner and Rain Sprinklers # Alcan Irrigation Tubing # AC and Chrysler Pumping Units Come in and meet our sales representatives: "CALE" HARRIS "DICK" ORSTEN "BERT" ERICKSON GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFiaAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF AMA Highway 2, Carway to Nan-ton, there are icy sections. Highway 3 east, mostly bare and dry with a few icy sections. Highway 3 west from Fort Macleod to the B.C. border has icy sections. Highway 4, mostly bare and dry with icy sections around New Dayton. Highway 5, icy sections around Welling. Mountain View to Waterton there are icy sections. Pincher Creek to Water-ton, long icy ssctions. PORTS ov KNTRY (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.- RooseviUe, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.'^., 24 hours; Porthlll-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnleht. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;