Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE IITH8RIDGI HERAIO Thursday, March 9, Opposition attacks govt. 011 rising living costs OTTAWA (CP> An argu- ment thnt the elderly should got more pension money to cope rising living costs IMnw Minister Tnxlerrj to re- tort in the Commons Wednesday that opposition MPs were talk- ing "guff." The Liberal governmen t ha tl legislation last year providing u guaranteed income supplement to the neexfy, Mr, Tnideau said, as Conservative Mahoiiey predicts June vote EDMONTON (CP) Minis- ter of State Pat Mahoney said Wednesday night he thinks [lie federal election will Ire held in June. Mr. Mahoney said in an in- terview after a Liberal nomina- tion meeting that he doesn't know when the election will be held, but his guess is June. Earlier, he told the meeting that the Liberals will be return- ed to power with a majority. "But the way things are shaping up in OtUiwa. It's going to he a dirty campaign." He said Progressive Conser- vative Leader Robert Stanfield is "totally out of control of his party." Branny Schepanovich, a 30- year-old Edmonton lawyer was nominated to contest the Ed- monton-Centre seat. He defeat- ed Mary Van Stolk, organizer for an anti-pollution group. Killed iu fall Emil Helbert, 52, of Calgary died as a result of a SO-foot fall Wednesday morning at Suf- fleld. Heibert was employed with MacWilliam Construction of Swift Current, Sask., and was working on the Reme Building at Suflield. Coroner Dr. E. G. F. Skin- ner of Medicine Hat has an- nounced no decision yet as to t possible inquest. members pressed him to say what the government would do as a result of the latest increas? in the prices index. Conservative lender Robert Stanfield started the exchange, asking Mr. Tnideau whether the government would adjust pen- sion payments in view of the latest increase. Mr. Tnideau said It wasn't j suiprising that tlx; food index wart in. because of the dinner" Mr. StanfieM attended Tuesday night in Toronto, a Conservative fund-raising event. CALLS FOR INCREASE Mr. Stanfield said the govern- ment should make "a small move" toward justice by in- creasing the supplement, paid to those over age 65 without other income. The pension can be increased to a month unvler the supplement provision. -Mr. Stanfield suggested the government could use the million spent by Information Canada last year to ('go some distance" towards making pen- sions adequate to meet rising living costs. Grace Maclnnis couver-Kings way) said an "es- calator provision" should he in- cluded in the SSO old age pen- sion to keep it abreast of living costs. Mr. Tnideau said this was discussed when pension legisla- tion was debated in the House. The government had decided it was more important to help those actually in need instead of increasing the basic old age pension for everyone, rich or i poor. David MacDonald mont) said senior citizens are iu need because of escalating liv- ing costs and asked Mr. Tru- deau to talk with provincial gov- ernments about what should be done. The prime minister said that if senior citizens are In need thev can apply for guaranteed income supplements. "What is happening to the people asked Mr. Mac- Donald. "What is replied Mr. Triuleaii. "Well, they have to listen to some of ttie guff of tht> members." Statistics Canada reported earlier in the day that the index was 137.3 in February, up from 136.7 in January. Feed grains freight aid increased Launch rocket NATAL, Brazil (Router) A Joint West German-Brazilian space by a Cana- dian-built Black Brant VC rock- a successful flight Wednesday, the commcmica- ticns service at the Barreira do Inferno launching base re- ported. OTTAWA (CP) The agri- culture department Wednesday announced changes in the Cana- dian livestock feed board's freight subsidies for feed grains in five provinces. The changes, effective April 1, arc, by province: Nova increase of a ton to Guysborcugh County, 60 cents to Queens Comity and a ton to Rich- mond and Inverness countries. New increase of 80 cents a ton to Ilestigouche County and 60 cents to Glouees- t e r and Northumberland counties. Increase of a ton to Gaspe East, Gaspc West, Saguenay and Bonaventure; to Chicoutirni, Gatincau, Lake St. Jean West, Lake St. Jean East, Himouski, Riviere du Lo-iip, Stanslead and Temis- couata; 60 cents to Cbmpton, Labelte, Matane and Matapedia counties; S5 a ton to Abitibi and Temiscamingue aunties. increase of a ton to Algoma, Manitoulin, bury, Nipissing, Parry Sound and Cochrane counties; a reduc- of S4.20 a ton to Thunder Kay district. British reduction of 1.20 a ton in the southern interior. Agriculture Minister Olson said in a statement the changes were made to bring freight sub- sidies in line with changing costs during the last year, par- ticularly in the remote areas. TRAIN HALTED Young protesters lit on railway tracks to block Burlington Northern freight train In beach- front city of White Rock, B.C., obout 30 miles southeast of Vancouver. Protesters want immediate bon on coke trains, and want the American-owned Burlington North- ern to relocate tracks away from ____ (CP Wirephoto) Poverty meetings EDMONTON (CP) Confer- ences about poverty are use- less because "not a damn thing happens Harold Cardi- nal, former president of the In- dian Association of Alberta said Wednesday. Mr. Cardinal, speaking to GRANT KRISTJANSON General Service Manager Complete Lubrication DEL KAUPP Service Co-Ordinator SERVICE SPECIAL! 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EMERSON'S PARTS AND SERVICE DEPT. 9lh STREET AND 3rd AVENUE NORTH PHONE 327-5705 OPEN HOURS: a.m. to p.m. Daily and Noon Saturdayl Payment Plan about 200 persons attending a tlu'ee day conference on pov- erty sponsored by the Universi- ty of Alberta, said poor people create employment opportuni- ties for the middle class who are commissioned by govern- ment to do poverty studies. "And these so-called stu- dies usually wind up on the shelves." Mr. Cardinal, who resigned his position with the asso- ciation late last year in what K-as called a personality clash with Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien, said he would not have bothered to attend the poverty conference if he had not been specifically invited by Clarence McHugh, the new as- sociation president. EXPLAINS FEELINGS "I'm sick and tired of attend- ing conferences and talking to people and then not a damn thing happens Mr. Car- dinal said. "It's time to quit kidding yourselves into believing that by coming to conferences like this and spilling your guts out about tlie poor that you're real- ly going to change anything." He said poverty is a wide- spread topic, "particularly among those who are not poor." Mr. Cardinal wa3 critical of labor unions, students groups and others in the audience for what he called their inadequate and ineffective response to the poverty situation in Canada. "It's easy for people on the peripheral to cop out by talk- ing about the poor and to hide behind statements like "social- ism is the answer for poor Labor organizations perpet- uate the problems of the poor and the Indian people in par- ticular, lie said. "In the Indian affairs depart- ment there are civil ser- vants who are members of tlie Canadian labor movem e n t, members of the- Canadian La- bor Mr. Cardinal said. "What have the labor orga- nizations done to educate or upgrade Iliese people, especial- ly in the areas of discrimina- SELKIRK HOLDINGS LIMITED DIVIDEND NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IhaF a quarterly dividend of nine cenls per has been declared cm the out- standing Class "A" non-voting shart-i without nominal or par value in Ion Capital Stock of the company on Mar- ch 31st, I97J, to holders of Class "A" shares of record af Ins close of business on Mar- ch 14, 1972. By Order of the Board f. T. W. NASH, Secretary Toronto, Ontario January 12, 1975 Legislature roundup Written record of House proceedings given approval EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta legislature agreed Wednesday to provide a writ- ten record of its proceedings. There was almost unanimous ngreement on a. government resolution which calls for an Alberta Hansard to provide a substantially verbatim record of debate. Alberta Is the ninth province to adopt such a record, leav- ing only Prince Edward Island without a Hansard-type publi- cation. Government House Leader Lou Hyndman said the Han- ;ard, to be produced daily from taped records of legisla- ture sittings, will cost about to a year. COPIES LIMITED A limited number of copies will be provided free to each MLA, government depart- ments, the provincial librarian and archivist and approved members of the news media. Subscription rates will be a year for daily copies, a year for weekly copies, a year for sessional copies and 25 cents each for individual copies. The Hansard will start with an issue for March 2, opening day of the current session. The Social Credit opposition supported the motion, but intro- duced an amendment that would have set up a committee to monitor the operation and would have given official leg- islature recognization to the press gallery. The amendment was defeat- ed after Roy Farran gary North Hill) said "politi- cians should keep their hands off the press." Mr. Farran is a former journalist. BACKBENCHERS A motion was Introduced Wednesday in tlie House which would turn the spotiight on backbenchers the often for gotten members on the govern- ment side of the House. And Premier Peter Lougheed Indicated that even opposition members may get to share the limeiight. The motion, proposed by deputy premier Hugh Homer, would allow members who are not cabinet ministers to pilot government bills through the legislature, a job that tradi- tionally has been reserved for cabinet ministers. Mr. Horner said It's all part of the government's commit- ment, as enunciated in tlie speech from the throne, to sub- stantially increase the status and responsibilities of MLAs. Ed Benoit (SC Highwood) said the motion did not refet' Farmer turns nomination RED DEER (CP) Gordon Towers, a 58-year-old Penhold, Alta., area farmer, was nomi- nated Wednesday night to con- test Red Deer constituency for the Progressive Conservative party in tlie next federal elec- tion. Mr. Towers won over six oth- er candidates on the third bal- lot at the six-hour-long meeting attended by people. He was the party's unsueces- fuf candidate in 1903 and 19S5 when the seat was won by Rob- ert Thompson, then leafier of the National Social Credit Party. Mr. Towers also sought the party nomination in 1968 but was defeated by Mr. Thompson, who by that time, had joined the Conservative party. Mr. Thompson announced earlier he would not seek re- election in the constituency. s p e c 1 1 i c a ily to government members and asked II the opposition also would get the privilege of having bills it into-duces placed under "government bills and orders." Mr. Lougheed said the change in legislature rules is primarily aimed toward government members, "but not exclusively." There's one catch, however. There must be a motion to have a bill placed under government hills and orders and it's doubtful a Social Credit member would get such a motion approved. D e b a t e on the motion was adjourned by Albert Ludwig (SC-Calgary Mountain HAIL SERVICE In other bus mess the legislature was told the province will submit a brief to a public hearing next month asking that the CNR be required to continue serv ce to the Grand Centre-Cold Lake area of tlie province. Industry Minister Fred was replying to Donali! Hansen Mr. Peacock also said the government has not established its position on a proposal by Northern Alberta Railways to discontinue service between Edmonton and Dawson Creek, B.C. During the question period, Mr. Peacock said the government Is taking a look at the entire question of railway operation in Alberta. QUEEN VISIT There was unanimous agreement by the House that Queen Elizabeth should be invited tc participate In RCMP Centen-n al celebrations in 1973 or 1974. Premier Peter Lougheed said there is considerable merit in a suggestion that the Queen be invited to the province for RCMP anniversary celebrations in 1973, or ceremonies planned in 1974 to mark the building by the RCMP of Fort Macleod in southern Alberta. Weather and SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET II I. Prc T.etlirmdgc 21 ll Pinch er Creek 29 5 Medicine Hat 19 It Edmonton 6 3 .OB Grande Prairie -4 -7 .46 Banff 34 29 report able Chinook cloudiness in (lie mid 30s. I.DWS near 30. Friday: Strong Chinook uinds. Highs in the mid 40s. Medicine Hat Today: Variable cloudiness. Highs 25-30. Calgnry Light snow this morning. Sunny intervals this afternoon. Highs 30-35. Lows 25-30. Friday: Gusty Chinook winds. Highs near 40. Columbia Kootenay Today: Cloudy. A few snowflur-ries in the Columbia district. Friday: Overcast with periods of rain or wet snow. Fresh southerly w nds. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 25 to 32. Montana East of Continen-al Divide Today and Fri day: Variable cloudiness with increasing southwesterly winds along the east slopes of the rockies. Warmer west and south today and over the east portion Friday. Scattered showers in the mountains Friday. Highs today 50 to 05 west anc south 25 to 35 northeast. Lows tonight 5 to 15 northeast 20 to Victoria -.50 38 Penticton 45 Prince George 24 9 .35 Kamloops 37 Vancouver 46 40 Saskatoon 6 -9 Regina 9 -3 Toronto 31 4 .01 Ottawa 40 2 Montreal 40 St. John's 40 37 Halifax 44 24 1.28 Charlottetown 4S 18 .48 Fredericton 45 10 .63 Chicago 28 New York 55 19 Miami 80 Los Angeles 69 55 Las Vegas 81 Phoenix 92 Ilono ulu 73 Paris 54 37 35 to K northeast 45 lo 60 west and south. West of Continental Divide Today and Friday. Partly cloudy. Scattered showers Fri-c ay. Little temperature change. Highs today and Fri-t ay mostly 50s. Lows tonight 30s. London 54 30 Berlin '3 Amsterdam 50 32 Mosocw 32 10 Stockholm 30 Tokyo 46 41 FORECAST: Today; EDWARDS HEAVY-DUTY CULTIVATOR 33' Model C433 wild rod weeder ottachmon) k I -4- 1 Big Rugged Cultivator for Large Powerful Irocton Convertible to 31, 35 or 37 feel Maximum Clearance for Heavy Trash Conditions One Hydraulic Cylinder 5 used for Depth Control and lifting to Transport Position Confacf Ken Dlckson for a demonitratlon GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF COURTESY Highway 2, Nanton to Parkland, mostly covered with ice. Parkland to Stavely Is bare. Stavely to Pullney is covered with a thin layer of ice. Pullney to Fort M.ieleod is mostly bare with a few long icy patches. Fort Macleod to Cardston is mostly bare. Card-slon to Carway is mostly bare with a few long icy patches. Highway 3, Grassy Lake to Fort Macleod is mostly bare. Fort Macleod to the B.C. border is mostly bare wilh a few long icy patches. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coulls is bare. Highway 5, to Leavill is mainly hare. Leavitt to Waterton has a few long icy patches. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to PORTS OF ENTRY (Open n M hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 Kooscvillc, B.C. 0 a.m. to 6 p.r Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to mu WEdiorso, 8 a.m. to 5 A.M. TODAY OF AMA Water! on is bare with long Icy patches. Highway 23, 25 and 38 are bnre. Highway 52 Is mainly bare with a few icy patches. Highway 61 is bare. Highway 62 has a few Icy patches in tha north end, remainder is bare. Highway 1, Trons Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff ia mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff-Golden, plowed and sanded, good winter driving condition. Golden to Revclstoke has 3 inches of new snow, has been plowed and sanded where necessary. Banff-Radium highway has 2 inches of new snow with a few slippery sections. Bsnff-J a s p e r highway Is closed. g and Closing Coutla n.; Del Bonita 9 .m. to 6 p.m.; n.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; night. Chief Mountain closed.