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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THB IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, March 9, 1973 News in brief Poor nations aid urged TORONTO (CP) - Robert S. McNamara, president of the World Bank, called on developed countries Thursday to more than double their development assistance to poor nations in this decade. The former U.S. defence secretary said only half a target level of aid will be reached by 1975. The target was roughly .7 per cent of the gross national products of the rich countries. He said the effort of wealthy nations in the second half of the decade will demonstrate how serious they are about their responsibilities. Grounded tanker spews ail JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -Coast guard units raced towards Alaska's Aleutian chain Thursday in efforts to contain 200,000 gallons of oil spewing from the hold of a grounded tanker. A spokesman said the major spill" occurred at Cold Bay when the tanker Hillyer Brown Dief seeks delay OTTAWA (CP) - Former prime minister John Diefenba-ker pressed the government Thursday to deiay implementation of new provincial land legislation proposed in British Columbia. Mr. Diefenbaker said in the Commons that the government should ask the B.C. lieutenant-governor to delay royal assent hit the rocks at the extreme western end of the Alaska Peninsula. Tlie Standard Oil Co. of California said m Anchorage that at least 200,000 gallons of fuel oil had been lost from the vessel's ruptured tanks. The tanker carried about 2.2 million gallons of the oil. on the provincial land commission act until the federal cabinet has had a chance to review it. Justice Minister Otto Lang said the usual procedure is to allow legislation to be tested in the courts. It there were political objections, these could be thrashed out in provincial elections. U.S suggestion rejected OTTAWA (CP) - United States suggestions that Canada consult Washington before Canadian oil policy is changed are unacceptable, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Thursday. He told the Commons resources committee that one reason the two countries have been unable to agree on arrangements for supplying oil to each other in an emergency is that the U.S. refuses to make an agreement without the consultation provision. The Canadian government, however, does not intend to share its policy-making responsibility, he said. Court decision sought WASHINGTON (AP) - Government lawyers were to ask the Supreme Court today to decide the fate of the long-delayed trans-Alaska oil pipeline, sources said. Construction of the proposed pipeline was delayed for more than two years by a lawsuit filed by three environment groups, and then was blocked completely with a decision by seven judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals here Feb. 9. The department said it would ask Congress to change the right-of-way provisions of the law, but it also wants the Supreme Court to overturn the appeals court ruling and to get a decision in the governmen's favor on the environmental-impact question. Full house Three near capacity audiences greeted about 40 memben of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra at three performances at the Yates Memorial Centre Thursday. Two matinee concerts were attended by about 1,000 school children. The evening performance played to another 500 persons and earned about $500 for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Lethbrldge branch. The money will be used for association projects, says Mrs. Lola Wall, executive director. Slave Lake affair files to be kept confidential Pension bills step closer to approval EDMONTON (CP) - The files of three men investigated by the RCMP on the order of the Alberta government will not be made public, Attorney-general Merv Leitch said Thursday. He told the legislature the information was gathered in confidence and must remain confidential. Grant Notley, New Democratic Party leader, and the Social Credit opposition have joined StanHeld names aides OTTAWA (CP) - A Saskatchewan school trustee and a Regina lawyer have been entrusted with federal- Conservative organization in Saskatchewan, Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield announced today. Ross Rigney, a 37-year-old assistant store manager with Simpsons-Sears Ltd. and a Mortgage ripoff schemes rapped Deaths Barcelona, Spain-Benjamin Cardinal Arriba y Castro, 86, former archbishop of Tarragona. member of the Saskatoon public school board, has been appointed chairman of organization. Larry Kyle, 39, has been appointed associated chairman. Mr. Rigney will be responsible for the seven northern federal ridings and Mr. Kyle for the six southern ones. Rochester, Minn.-Dr. Stuart A. Harrington, 83, widely known breast and lung surgeon at the Mayo Clinic. EDMONTON (CP) - Mortgage- ripoff schemes that soak consumers up to 42 per cent interest must be stopped, the Alberta legislature was told Thursday Ron Ghitter (PC-Calgary Buffalo) explained during the budget debate how consumers get caught up in second and third mortgage schemes which end up costing them small fortunes. He gave the examole of a person getting a ,00 second person getting a $5,000 second Tear gas Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. FRIDAY, JULY 31st. Started at 5:30: Crossed the Long River, had to make a road for ourselves and steer by compass although Lavallie took a very good course naturally. Course generally, till midday halt 266, or 4' south of the magnetic west by the prismatic compass. I took careful bearings all day and noted the distance by the odometer. Road very rough and uneven, I do not wonder at the trail in tliis direction being abandoned. Afternoon course 246' for a mile after we struck Long River. The course was a little too much south according to my calculations but I did not interfere with the guide who. did very well Indeed. Crossed Long River at 6 p.m. Sent out and found the Boundary Road Vz mile west as I had expected. Camped at crossing. Land poor, no wood. Water in pools in Long River. Would you like to be able to follow the N.W.M.P. march west with the help of a map? Our students are 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. and used to cpiell prison disturbances KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) -Tear gas was used Thursday night to control prisoners at Millhaven institution when disturbances broke out for the third consecutive day. John Moloney, regional director of penitentiaries, said today tear gas was used on at least four prisoners to halt "further disturbances." Mr. Moloney said he did not know how extensive the Thursday night disturbance was. Millhaven officials could not be reached for comment. "All I know at present is that some disturbance occurred at Millhaven last night and that gas was used on four inmates," said Mr. Moloney. "I don't know yet if the.'e was more damage." It was reported that 150 institution guards were working double shifts to cope with the 380 prisoners who have been on a sit-down strike for 11 days. interest, special charges, legal fees. "Try this one - $2,000 face value, 21-per-cent interest, bonus $670, legal fees $88, insurance fees $32.40, effective yield to lender 35 per ent. "I am appalled that in Alberta today we are allowing unscrupulous and unethical cor-portions and individuals to fall prey upon the unsophisticated credit hungry consumer and receive 30 to 42 per cent interest for their loans." Mr. Ghitter, who has spent six months studying mortgages, said he also is appalled that these individuals and companies receive the approval of government under the mortgage brokers regulation act. "The name of the game is ripoff and investors are becoming wealthy in Alberta over the sweat and toil of unsophisticated Albertan who fall dupe to the scheme." Mr Ghitter suggested that a form used by mortgage brokers should clearly state the effective yield of the mortgage, the face value and bonus. The mortgage Broirers Regulation Act should be placed under the control of the new consumer affairs department, he added. Also recommended were a limit on bonuses and extra charges, higher bonding requirements and spot audits. Meanwhile, Grant Notley, the New Democratic Party leader, said during the debate that Calgary Power does not need the 15-per-cent rate increase it has proposed. When the price of energy, power or steel increases, he said, there is an inflationary effect on the ecor.cmy. "They (Calgary Power) are doing well encugSi that they don't warrant a rate increase now. forces in demanding that the files be made public. Mr. Notley read to members requests from the three men involved to have the files tabled in the House. Mr. Ledtch said that if government officials or police can't pass along their thoughts and various pieces of information to their superiors in confidence, then their effectiveness would be destroyed. The opposition demand is the latest chapter in what has become known as the Slave Lake affair. It started in January when Mr. Leitch revealed that-he had ordered the RCMP tp compile personality and background reports on three residents of the Slave Lake area, 150 miles north of Edmonton. The request for the reports had come from Al Adair, minister without portfolio responsible for northern development. He has said he wanted to know more about the men, who were involved in a raging public controversy over government programs and municipal affairs in the area. The majority Prog r e ssive Conservative government easily won a confidence vote on the issue last month. The men investigated are Bruce Thomas, 24, publisher of a weekly newspaper in Slave Lake; Al Burger, 32, of Faust, president of the NDP's provincial council; and Floyd Gries bach, 56, of Wabasca. Mr. Leitch has apologized to the three, saying the govern ment had a right to find out more about them but that he had made an error in judgment by using the RCMP. People associated police investigation with wrong doing, he said Slave Lake has been designated a special incentive area and is receiving millions of dollars in federal and provincial aid to bolster its economy. Fairfield Appliance Service Ltd. Congratulate . . . The Studenis of Kami Hon Junior High on retracing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. See the World's Finest Vacuum Cleaner . . VORWERK 1244 3rd Ave. S. Prion. 327-6614 ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS IETHBRIDGE UNIT 34 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 12th - 7.30 p.m.  Election of officers and executive council  Advance polls open- on Friday, March 9lh and Saturday, March 10th, 11 a.m. till 8 p.m.  Financial statement  Also nomination and election of delegates to provincial convention in Calgary, May 20 and 21, 1973 All members are urged to attend! Grain producers told to decide handling changes OTTAWA (CP) - Two pension bills boosting benefits for war veterans and the elderly Thursday waltzed through sec-ondnreading .debate in the Commons to widely different tunes. A bill to increase old age security payments to $100 from !.88 monthly was sent to the Commons welfare committee after an exchange of partisan broadsides. Legislation designed to increase allowances for war veterans went rapidly through second reading with compliments tossed back and forth by party spokesmen. ( Welfare Minister Marc La-londe told heckling Conservatives he is "concerned and even flabbergasted" by the handful of different views among Conservatives on how much should be paid to old age pensioners. Peler Reilly (PC-Ottawa West), who declared he could not support the bill because $100 is not enough for old age pensioners, was absent when it was given unanimous passage to the committee. John Gilbert (NDP-Toronto Broadview) said that after listening to Mr. Reilly he realized "how fortunate we are to have a Liberal government in power today compared to a Conservative government." Jack Marshall, (Humber-St. George s-St. Barbe) Conservative veteran's affairs critic, and Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winnipeg North Centre) praised Veterans Affairs Minister Daniel J. MacDonald for introducing the veterans allowances bill. The bill would raise maximum monthly pensions for married veterans to $257.21 from $217.61. Unmarried veterans would get $151.14 insetad of $131. SASKATOON (CP) - Western Canada's grain producers must make the final decision on any changes needed in the grain handling and transportation system to. reduce costs, Dr. Donald Dever said Thursday. Dr. Dever of Winnipeg, secretary-general of the Canada Grains Council, said the handling and transportation cost of about 40 cents a bushel may be condoned in years of good sales and prices for grains. But it was a high percentage in poor years and probably would get worse in view of rising costs. He was speaking at the opening of a two-day seminar, sponsored by the council and the University of Saskatchewan, designed, to discuss improvements in the huge system, vital to moving Canda's grain to world markets. Dr. Dever said moving costs must be kept down to enable Canada to compete on world markets with other grain-producing countries. Accurate decisions on changes in the system must be made because it now was at the stage where improvements would require major capital investment. The seminar is being held in the wake of a record year of grain sales in which the handling system moved more man one billion bushels of grain from country elevators. Dr. Dever said it is obvious that "improvements and alternatives" must be found to hold the line in costs to the pro- ducer, "particularly essential when Canada is competing in the world markets with such countries as Asutralia which has a hauling distance about one-quarter of ours." Commending the grain industry for its co-operation so far, Dr. Dever said changes have been, and are being, made in the system with the number of managed elevator units dropping to 3,250 from 5,227 during the last 10 years. Dr. Dever said a computer simulation of a possible ultimate system, "taking into account the impact of all factors on urban and rural dwellers, producers, the industry and the consumer." is being prepared and a pilot project is being started. The project will involve an are,a between the two CP Rail lines north and west of Brandon through to the Sasktchewan boundary. , SEEK WIDE AGREEMENT A committee, made up of elevator company representatives, the railways, the producers and the provincial government, will make recommendations but no action will be taken "until all those concerned within the � area are informed and agreement reached on proposed changes. He predicted there will be no "master plan" of changes in the system for the Prairies but that changes will be gradual and based on the wishes of the producers,, . . GENE R AL HjUj FARM SUPPLIES!),;: PRESCNT5JTME Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:56 SUNSET 6:28 II L Pre Lethbridge-------- 49 27 .. Pincher Creek .. . 47 32 .. Medicine Hat.....51 23 .. Edmonton....... 36 26 .. Grande Prairie ... 41 30 .. Banff........... 41 29 .01 Calgary......... 42 29 .. Victoria.........51 43 .. Penticton....... 52 41 .. Prince George ... 42 28 .. Kamloops....... 53 35 .. Vancouver ....... 50 42 .03 Saskatoon....... 37 27 .. Regina.......... 38 23 .. Winnipeg....... 29 23 .. Toronto......... 54 27 .. Ottawa.......... 50 28 .. Montreal........ 51 28 .. St. John's....... 47 37 .. Halifax......... 45 32 .. Charlottetown ... .46 31 .. Fredericton ...... 50 34 ... Chicago......... 49 38 .. New York....... 60 40 .44 Miami......... 82 76 Los Angeles...... 56 47 .75 Las Vegas.......51 43 .08 Phoenix......... 66 51 .02 Rome............ 57 39 Paris........... 48 36 London......... 50 39 Berlin.......... 43 34 Amsterdam ...... 43 39 Moscow......... 34 21 Government changes plans for Kananaskis highway EDMONTON - Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne told the legislature Thursday the Kananaskis Highway through the Southern Alberta foothills will be kept a 50 mph "rural" highway when it is upgraded in coming years. Fears have been expressed that the road through the Rocky Mountain Forestry Reserve would become a 70 mph primary highway. Mr. Copithorne said during the budget debate tliat the highways department has changed plans for the Kananaskis Highway in response to a conservationist group called the Kananaskis Action Committee. The scenic winding features of the forestry road will be maintained as much as possible as the road is paved in coming years, said the minister. The Kananaskis Highway runs north - south connecting Coleman on the Southern Trans-Canada with Seebe between Banff and Calgary on the Trans-Canada. Thirty mi'es of the route leading south from the Trans-Canada Highway are scheduled for improvement,'; in the next two or three years. Mr. Copithorne also said that Lethbridge and Medicine Hat ore both in line for new bridges to be completed by. 1975. The Lethbridge bridge, an nounced last fall by Premier Loughesd whi'o in Lethbridge, will link 6th Ave. downtown to the university west side area over the Oldman River. The Medicine Hat bridge will cross the South Saskatchewan River at Maple Ave. A high priority is being given completion of the Highway 41-48 route that runs down the east side of the province througli Vermilion, Wainwright and Medicine Hat to the United States border, said Mr. Copithorne. Paving of tiie southern portion througli Cypress Hills to the U.S. crossing at Wild Horse will be completed by 1975, he .said. � Other priorities include roads to Fort McMurray and the Mac-Kemzie highway to the Northwest Territories, he said. The minister said moey has been earmarked for improved public transportation facilities and it will be up to the cities of Edmonton and Calgary to decide whether they wish to in ifjate rapid transit systems. FORECAST: Lethbridge  Medicine Hat - Today and Saturday: Sunny with cloudy periods. Highs 45-50. Lows 25-30. Calgary. - Clearing this morning. Gusty winds near the mountains. Highs 45 - 50. Lows 20-30. Saturday: Sunny. Highs 40-45. Columbia - Kootenay - Today. Cloudy. A few periods of rain occasionally mixed with snow this morning in the Co-  lumbia district. Highs mid 40s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 20s. Saturday: Cloudy. Few periods of rain except mixed with snow in the Columbia district beginning in the afternoon. Highs 40 to 45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide-Partly cloudy today and Saturday. Scattered snow showers southwest mountains both afternoons. Highs today 45 to 55. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Saturday 40s. West of Continental Divide - Cloudy today and Saturday with scattered rain or snow showers this afternoon becoming more numerous Saturday. Highs both days 40s. Lows tonight 20s. Multi-Unit Press DRILL TRANSPORT ( ) Transport-14" or 15" wheels standard equip* ment ( ) Bearings - VA" sealed Timken roller bearings ( ) Frame - 2x3 rectangular steel tubing ( ) Chains - 5/16 proof strength chain ( ) Pins - heavy duty %" diameter ( ) Mounting Brackets - 3 x2x'/4" angle or 3x2x 3/16" steel tubing ( ) Hinge Brackets - Adjustable for any width drill GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district arc bare and dry and in good driving condition. Highway 1, Calgary to Banff - good driving condition with a few slippery seclions. Banff-Revelstnke, covered with light snow, plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways, lightly snow coved with some slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fiiting chains are mandatory 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; Porthill Rykerls 8 a.m to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;