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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THB LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tuesday, March 9, 1971 SLOW BUT SURE - It may not have been the fastest way of getting around Montreal after two snowstorms dumped almost 30 Inches of snow on city streets, but as the own* er of this horse and buggy will testify, it was a lot more dependable; with the added feature of no pollution - at least not of the air. Legislature Roundup Opposition attacks proposal to change hospital services EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta doesn't need a hospital services commission, Hugh Horner (PC - Lac Ste. Anne) said in the legislature Monday as he led an opposition assault against a government bill that would set up a board to administer hospitals, nursing homes and senior citizens' residences in the province. Attempts to control rising hospital costs should be left in the hands of elected officials, Progressive Conser v a t i v e members said as they launched an unsuccessful attempt to block second reading of the bill. An amendment by Dave Rus- sell (PC - Calgary Victoria Park), which would have postponed further discussion of the bill for six months, was defeated 48 to 10 and the legislation was finally given second reading - approval in principle - 47 to 10 in a standing vote. The Conservatives have 10 members in the 65-seat house, to Social Credit's 55. Dr. Horner said municipalities, the Alberta Hospitals' Association and the Catholic Hospitals' Association of Alberta should be given an opportunity to give their opinions. Mr. Russell said the legislation is "repugnant" because it B-B Commission omits one report OTTAWA (CP)-The royal commission on bilingualism and bieulturalism will complete its work without publishing its promised final report-one on the mass media and cultural institutions. A commission spokesman said today that changes in the mass media and in the arts and let- 100 Copies $3.30 plus tax Instant Print & Copy Div. 1269 Third Ave. S. Lethbridge ters since the commission had completed its research in 1967 would weaken any recommendations it might make. A letter to this effect was sent to Prime Minister Trudeau last week by the commission co-presidents, Jean-Louis Gagnon and Davidson Dunton. Instead of publishing a sixth and final report, the commission will publish several volumes of studies upon which its reports have been based. The earlier reports included volumes on bilingualism and biculturalism in education, in the public service and private work sectors, in Ottawa and in voluntary associations. Another volume of the investigation, which has cost in excess of $8 million so far, considered the cultural contributions of non-French and non-English ethnic groups. SMELLY, RUSTY HARD WATER! Call 327-7867 for the Cure! ^ Free Water Analysis ^ Rent or Purchase the Unit You Need! TJ^ Culligan Soap and Soft Water STOP POLLUTION See us at the Agricultural Extravaganza and bring us a water sample for free Analysis and Advice I ^^jjjfp CaU 327-78�7 and Say- V&X CUWGAN MMi!' Culligan Water Conditioning (Leth.) Ltd. 120d - North M.M. Drive, Lethbridge "JUST UNDER THE SUBWAY AT THE WATER TOWER" gives the commission power to interfere in the internal workings of hospitals and "emasculates all the local hospital boards in the province." Reacting to opposition demands for more information, Health Minister James Henderson said it is basically an administrative matter designed to bring about a better allocation of funds, more efficient use of facilities and tie in with the Alberta Health Can Insurance Commission. The Conservatives gave grudging support to four bills dealing with pollution control, backing second reading after Bill Yurko (PC - Strathcona East) said the bills are inadequate but better than nothing. The bills would establish a new department of the environment, create clean water and air acts and set up an Environmental Research Trust Act. Mr. Henderson said "pollution enforcement has come of age in Alberta" and the new legislation "will put us into a position far ahead of any other jurisdiction in Canada." The bills would set pollution-control standards and call for stiff fines and closing of plants that do not follow the rules. Fines could range as high as $10,000 a day. Lethbridge man new RAC head EDMONTON (CP) - j. j. Banfield, vice  president of Western Canadian Seed Processors Ltd. of Lethbridge, was elected president of the Rape-seed' Association of Canada Monday. Mr. Banfield, former vice-president of the association, succeeds retiring president A. M. Runciman of Winnipeg, president of United Grain Growers Ltd. j. E. Dehod of Winninpeg was electcJ vice  president succeeding Mr. Banfield. Mr. Dehod is director of lakehead and export operations, Federal Grain Co. Ltd. Keith Gray of Northwest Line Elevators Association in Calgary was elected to the new post of secretary and deputy executive director. J. T. Dallas remains chairman of the finance committee of the association. Elected to the board of directors were: Mr. Banfield, Mr. Dehod, Mr. Dallas, j. D. MacDonald of Winnipeg, vice-president and general manager of Pioneer Grain Co. Ltd.; Kenneth Edie, a grower from Dugald, Man.; K. D. Sarsons of Saskatoon, director of the industrial division of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool; and Charles Kroft of Winnipeg, chairman of the board of National Grain Co. Ltd. U.S. banks fail WASHINGTON (AP) - Frank Wille, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., told Congress Tuesday that mismanagement is to blame for the rising failure of banks in the-United States. Of the 19 banks that failed in the last 26 months, he said, four were involved in loan or deposit irregularities and and other 15 folded because of weaknesses in loan portfolio management. The 19 banks had 126,998 depositors with total deposits of more than $219 million. The FDIC insures each depositor up to $20,000. Egypt counting on U.S. to get territories back CAIRO (CP) - The Egyptian occupied in the 1987 war, offl- government still hopes the cials in Cairo say. United States will get Israel to They say President Anwar withdraw from the territories Sadat let the Sues canal cease* Plane hijacker placed in custody BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Chapin Scott Paterson was arraigned on federal charges of air piracy and placed in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail Monday Hunt pressed for Turkish kidnappers ANKARA, Turkey (Reuter) - Security forces stepped up their hunt today for a group of left-wing terrorists who kidnapped four American airmen, demanded $400,000 ransom under threat of death, and then inexplicably walked out of the apartment where they were holding them, leaving the servicemen free. A government spokesman said today the hunt for the kidnappers, who called themselves the Turkish People's Liberation Army, is being intensified now that the Americans are safe. The airmen, who were seized from a car Thursday after they left a comunicatkms site, walked into their billet late Monday night after taking a 'taxi from the apartment where they were held. They told reporters later their kidnappers had, without warning, simply gathered up their belongings and left the apartment. Scandal hits operatic circles ROME (AP) - A Rome tribunal convicted 19 -government officials and theatre impresarios here of fraud or misuse of state subsidies by collecting for opera and plays that were not staged. It is the biggest scandal to hit Italy's operatic world in years. Six persons were acquitted. Among those convicted were Franz de Biase, director-general of the tourism ministry; his predecessor N i c o 1 e de Pirro; and Remigio Paone, a noted impresario. All were found guilty of fraud. The tribunal sentenced De Biase to four years, four months' imprisonment. De Pirro was given four years, two months and Paone two years. The other defendants, including 11 impresarios, received jail sentences of 11 months to four years. A recent amnesty removes three years from all sentences, which means those sentenced to less than three years will not be jailed. The government gives a double subsidy for staging a new opera or play. The prosecution said producers got the increased subsidies but staged familiar works or none at all. Curb on U.S. domination Gordon's view HAMILTON (CP) - Walter Gordon predicts the federal government will bring in tough legislation to stop the growing United States domination of Canada's economy because the government is too aware of the public mood to take any other course. Attending a McMaster University teach-in, the former liberal cabinet minister said in an interview here there is concern in Ottawa over whether the emphasis in legislation should be placed on control held by foreign-owned companies or on the actual ownership itself. Mr. Gordon was finance minister for 1\k years in the cabinet of Lester Pearson. He is chairman of the Committee for an Independent Canada, a group formed to demonstrate to politicians that Canadians are concerned about the U.S. economic threat. He said a task force under Mel Watldns, University of Toronto economist, and a parliamentary committee had both recommended a government watchdog agency to keep an eye on all foreign-owned companies in Canada. night on aUegatkms of hijacking a Western Airlines Jet between San Francisco and Seattle. Bail was set by U.S. Commls sloner Richard Fleeson during a hearing held in the Whatcom County jail, said Sheriff Bernie Reynolds. Pajterson was turned over to U.S. authorities earlier Monday at Blaine, Wash., on the international border after Mr. Justice Victor Dryer of British Columbia Supreme Court upheld an immigration department order for deportation. Paterson, a 19-year-old army draftee from Shingle Springs, Calif., was ordered deported last Tuesday after he was accused of hijacking a Boeing 737 on Feb. 25. He was to be held here overnight in Whatcom County jail and was expected to be brought to Seattle today. fire expire to keep his options open in case diplomacy fails, but a resumption of shooting in the near future is not being considered. "We are still hoping the United States will get Israel to undertake a commitment to withdraw from occupied territory," said an official at the foreign ministry. "For the time being we are waiting." Al Ahram, Cairo's semi-official newspaper, revealed today that Sadat and President Nixon have been exchanging messages. The Sadat-Nixon exchanges were revealed as Egypt formally announced for the first time today that its forces have been placed on "maximum alert" and that stringent civil defence precautions have been ordered through the country. As the military in Israel warned of "major Israeli reaction" against Egypt if shooting were resumed, the Egyptian authorities tightened partial blackout regulations and reinforced the guard over vital installations through the country, including bridges and power stations. Several hospitals also were evacuated in preparation for emergencies and people were told to "prepare for any contingency." Former Lethbridge resident named grain board head OTTAWA (CP) - Delmar Pound, 46, of Calgary, Has been appointed head of the Canadian grain commission, the agriculture department announced Monday. C. L. (Lem) Shuttleworth, 61, of Minnedosa, Man., has been appointed assistant chief commissioner. Forrest Hetland, 45, a farmer in the Naicam district of Saskatchewan, is the third member of the commission that replaces the former board of grain commissioners. The commissioners, who begin their new jobs April 1, will implement the regulations DEL POUND under the new Canada Grain Act which also takes effect April 1. The Act provides for the introduction of a new system: of wheat grades and a system of protein testing which will enable the board to offer customers- mainly in Europe and Japan-protein guarantees. The new chief commissioner is a former Lethbridge resident. Mr. Pound joined the Mc-Cabe Grain Co. at Brooks in 1945. He was later named district superintendent. In 1960 he purchased an interest in Oliver Chemical Co. here and was named production manager. When Oliver Chemical expanded its operations to Medicine Hat, Mr. Pound took over as manager there. He held his position in Medicine Hat until 1970, when he was appointed to the Board of Grain Commissioners in 1970, succeeding A. V. Svoboa, who retired. Space program excited over discovery NEW YORK (AP) - Astronaut Stuart A. Roosa said here that Apollo 14 astronauts discovered something on the moon's surface that resembles a river bed and that persons in the space program were excited about it. "It's a new feature on the lunar surface," he said. "It looks like a river bed. It is not a rille or depression. We're all pretty excited about it." Sources at the Houston Space Centre said the discovery showed up in high resolution photographs of the moon taken from orbit. They said it appears older or flatter than the deep canyonlike rilles. There are no plans to make a manned landing near it. Apollo 15, however, is scheduled to land near enough for a look at one of the rilles. THE KINSMEN CLUB of LETHBRIDGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION PROUDLY PRESENTS SKATE-A-TH0N 1971 ADAMS ICE CENTRE March 13 - 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. RINK OPEN FOR SPECTATORS _PRIZES_ Prizes will be awarded to the team* and individual! skating the most laps and raising the most money.  Trips for four hockey players end their parents to a Stanley Cup semi-final game. f> Hockey (ackets for two teams.  Hockey stick for every skater. Proceeds to assist Minor Hockey tn Lethbridge and for the furtherance of Kinsmen Service Projects. FREE PUBLIC SKATING AFTER THE SKATE-A-THON UNTIL 10:00 P.M. COMPLIMENTS OF THE KINSMEN CLUBI U.S. s[ buying up land EDMONTON (CP) - Nonresidents are buying Alberta land and efforts are needed to stop the takeovers, Don Hamilton, executive assistant to Premier Harry Strom said Men-day. He told a service club luncheon non - Canadians are buying abandoned quarter  sections for hunting centres and any farmer southeast of Calgary has a ready market for his land with American peculators. "People in Taber can tell you about the attractiveness of the irrigated and grazing land In that area for Americans." Although the problem was growing, Albertans are lucky the situation has not reached the proportions of the problem in other provinces, he said. "I know of Nova Sections and British Columbians who would give anything to be in our position where action can be taken' before the problem becomes too severe." Mr. Hamilton emphasized he was concerned with non-resident control of land, not whether foreign citizens in the country owned land. "If a person is part of the Alberta economy, he's paying taxes here and I have no objection whatsoever to him enjoying the same privilege with regard to land as citizens. "In general, Canada to the most loose country in the developed and most underdeveloped of the nations of the world, in terms of imposing no restrictions on the foreign use of its land." Brandon no-snow capital BRANDON, Man. (CP) -While some Eastern Canadian cities shovel out from under the mantle of their heaviest snowfall in decades, residents of this city of 30,000 can't find a patch of snow big enough to make a snowball. The 1.40 inches of precipitation that has fallen here since Nov. 1 makes this city the driest in Canada. The snow that did fall has melted away and, with the exception of some ice in curbs and gutters, streets are bare. A spokesman in the Winnipeg weather office said today only Miami, with a precipitation of .63 inches this winter, has a lower precipitation than Brandon among North American cities. Non-academic staff wins wage hike EDMONTON (CP) - The University of Alberta's non-academic staff has1 been awarded an immediate across-the  board, five-per cent wage hike. Agreement, however, has not yet been reached in academic staff negotiations. In the non - academic staff agreement announced at the March board of governors meeting there also is provision for merit increments - where recommended - of two per cent rather than the previous five per cent. Non - academic staff received a 7.5-per-cent wage increase last year. The board of governors also agreed to consider long term disability insurance for the non-academic staff. GEM STOCKPILE The De Beers Corp. in London has a stockpile of gems whose estimated value is roughly one-quarter of Britain's total gold and currency reserves-around �300 million. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE EI; ' - '~ Weather and road report QA ABOVE 19.AA ZERO AT 14'UUflOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:56 SUNSET 6:28 H L Pre Lethbridge .. ,. 39 25 Waterton....... . 36 23 Pincher Creek ... 32 27 Medicine Hat ... . 39 25 Edmonton...... . 29 10 Grande Prairie .. . 31 13 Banff......... 37 25 21 39 .08 Prince George .. .. 38 28 .01 Penticton...... . 39 34 Cranbrook ...... . 38 18 Vancouver..... 39 36 .25 Saskatoon...... . 23 -3 .03 Regina........ 27 2 .12 Winnipeg...... 21 13 Toronto....... . 22 12 26 10 .08 Montreal...... 25 12 .04 St. John's...... . 35 30 .04 Halifax........ . 38 26 Charlottetown ... . 37 24 .02 Fredericton.....34 13 .. New York ------- . 60 30 .. Miami.......... 67 48 Los Angeles ..... 62 49 .. Las Vegas....... 65 38 .. Rome.......... 30 48 .. Paris........... 39 39 .. London......... 42 54 ., Berlin.......... 33 34 .. Amsterdam...... 27 41 ., Madrid......... 27 48 .. Stockholm....... 32 42 Tokyo .....31 50 .. FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat. Calgary - Today .and. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Winds W20 gusty. Lows 20- 25 above. Highs 35-45 above. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Mainly cloudy with occasional light snow. Wednesday: Cloudy with a few sunny periods. Highs today and Wednesday: Cloudy with a few sunny periods. Highs today and Wednesday near 40. Lowa tonight in near 20s. ALUS CHALMERS MACHINERY For prices and Details on the 'Allis-Chalmers" line of farm equipment contact 'Cole' Harris 'Dick' Orsten 'Bert' Erickson FINANCING AVAILABLE - GRAIN TAKEN IN TRADE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 327-3165 Lethbridge, Alta. P.O. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF AIWA 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 th-re are icy sec-lic~s. Pir.:"-er C'r': to Water-ton, lc:?g icy s:cllons. PORTS OV 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.Z., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain Closed. Wildborse� 8 a.m. to 5 p.nv ;