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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI UTHMIDOf HERALD - Wednesday, March 10, 1971 Action promised on SOW report recommendations OTTAWA (CP) - The government might name a minister to implement recommendations in the report of the royal commission on the status of women, Robert Andras, minister responsible for housing, told the Commons Tuesday. Promising quick government action to implement the proposals "that are considered feasible," Mr. Andras said that if the Commons passes the government reorganization bill "it might even happen that the minister chosen to handle this will be appointed" formally to take the responsibility. He told a reporter outside the Rouse the government has not rejected the possibility of appointing a specific minister to take charge of the report. That would reverse a policy stated recently by Prime Minister Trudeau that action on the commission's report would be directed by the whole cabinet, with no one minister in charge. The organization bill, which has met strong opposition objections, would authorize the prime minister to appoint five new ministers of state for specific purposes. BILL BOGGED DOWN It has been bogged down in committee stage for more than three debating weeks in what Government House Leader Allan MacEacnen has called a filibuster. Mr. Andras was speaking in debate on a New Democrat motion urging the government to appoint a minister to consider the commission's recommendations. These include covering housewives under the Canada Pension Plan, provision of unemployment insurance for pregnant women, a national day care act and equal treatment in the federal public service. . Andrew Brewin (NDP-Toronto Greenwood) said that the report "clearly reveals that at the present time women in Canada are frequently being denied their fair share." He said women deserve equal, not special treatment. Under House rules, the motion did not come to a vote. Police falsified statement-Rose MONTREAL (CP) - Paul Rose told a 12-man jury today that police falsified a statement he is alleged to have made Dec. 29, the day after his arrest in connection with the kidnap-kill-ing of Pierre Laporte. "It's perfectly true that I met those policemen," he said, "but I never said the things that are in that statement." Rose, 27, was speaking in his own defence at his trial for non-capital murder in the Oct. 17 strangling of the kidnapped Quebec labor minister. The prosecution rested its case Tuesday and Rose was brought Mo court to present his own defence. He said three or four pages of the 18-page statement presented in evidence Monday were "completely false" but did not specify which pages he meant. The statement attributed to Rose included the assertion that Mr. Laporte was strangled by Rose, his brother Jacques and Francis Simard. Rose also complained that he had been prevented from seeing Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE MULTIFOCAL LENS (MULTILUX) a lawyer in private until Jan. 24, the day before his trial began. PROSECUTOR DISAGREES Prosecutor Jacques Ducros objected, saying Rose had met two lawyers from the legal aid service the day after his arrest. He refused their services and later met on several occasions with lawyers Robert Lemieux and Pierre Cloutier. Rose said the meetings took place in the office of a police captain and his conversations with Lemieux could be heard clearly by police. "The first time I saw a lawyer in private, without police present and without a glass between us," was Jan. 24." He appealed again for a delay in proceedings to give him time to prepare a defence, but Mr. justice Marcel Nichols refused. "You chose to defend yourself and to stick with that choice until the end of the trial," the judge said. Rose said Tuesday he had "no intention of presenting a defence" but would "defend my ideas." He was banished from the courtroom Feb. 8 following repeated and disruptive outbursts. The judge ruled he could not return until he apologized, but Rose has not done so. Bernard Lortie, a fourth person charged in the Laporte kid-nap-murder, Jacques Rose and Francis Simard will stand trial next month. More aid for welfare recipients EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta Optimetiric Asocia-tion Tuesday signed an agreement with the province which will provide optometric services to all persons on welfare. "The cost of such services will be on a cost-sharing arrangement . . . through a direct government grant and services contributed by the practising optometrists," association president Dr. Walter L. Mitson of Lethbridge said in a news release. The agreement comes into effect April 1 this year and will last for three years. Meanwhile, about 100 delegates to the association's 51st annual meeting agreed not to increase fees this year. The delegates felt the association should follow the federal government's policies to curb inflation and maintain a stable economy. Dr. Scott Brisbln of Edmonton told the meeting that Alberta is the first province to have a mandatory continuing' education program in optometry. Alberta optometrists, he said, must do 12 hours of study every year if they wish to continue practising. The four-day convention ended Tuesday with the election of Dr. G. H. Edworthy of Calgary as president for next two years. STILL JOGGING - Prime Minister Trudeau jogs by a bemused looking Mountie as he enters the grounds of Government House Tuesday night after his return to parliament earlier in the day Mr. Trudeau promised that his new wife, Margaret, would soon make an appearance in the Commons gallery. Legislature Roundup 17-year-old worker killed SWAN HILLS (CP) - Richard Joseph Victoor, 17, of Pick-ardville was killed while working with a pipe-laying crew in the oil fields 18 miles south of here. RCMP said the young man was steadying a piece of pipe being moved by a bulldozer when it struck a power line. Swan Hills is 150 miles northwest of Edmonton. 5 SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS s I 111 O z I til e. D m DUNCAN HINES CAKE MIXES All VARIETIES 3~*1 Everyday at THRIFTWAY Panty Hose Fits all sizes EACH 57^ ZEST BATH SIZE 4 b, 99* IVORY LIQUID 32-oz. BONNE BELL BEAUTY BONUS 1006 CLEANSER AND BONUS SUPER SHOWER 2000 BOTH g% RA FOR ONLY Q,W NESTLE Creme Rinse and Shampoo Reg. 99c "V"** SPECIAL .. If'' GERITOL MULTIPLE VITAMIN IRON TONIC TABLETS. O QO Reg. S.19. Wi39 LIQUID. 12-ez. *% wJml Reg. 3.09. ��11 Open Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, and 7 p.m to 9 p.m.. Super Savings Everyday At . . . "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXALl DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 in "a m 50 i Z o t/i m � ? SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS in in > < Z o m m < m < 5 Opposition fails in attempt to start Ombudsman debate Janitor denies Nazi connection EDMONTON (CP) - An opposition attempt to have a motion concerning Alberta's Ombudsman debated Tuesday in the legislature failed when a government member refused to let it take precedence over his motion on recycling of wastes. Bill Dickie (PC-Calgary-Glenmore) requested that the Ombudsman motion be put ahead, but this requires' unani- mous consent of the House and Charles Drain (SC-Pincher Creek - Crowsnest) refused to give his. The Social Credit backbench' er said the disposal of garbage is a problem of increasing magnitude and urged the gov eminent to look into recyclying techniques and to encourage industry to use recycling to preserve resources and reduce waste products. Government ready to assist airline EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta government is prepared to make representations to the federal government if necessary on behalf of Wardair Ltd., Highways Min- No government regulations for lotteries EDMONTON (CP) - The government does not intend to establish lottery regulations in the province, Attorney - General Edgar Gerhart said in the legislature Tuesday. "We will continue to consider each case on its own merits," Mr. Gerhart said in reply to Bill Dickie (PC-Calgary Glenmore). The money now raised through lotteries and sweepstakes goes for community purposes and there would be "no advantage in setting controls." In assessing requests, Mr. Gerhart said the government does try to hold the size of prizes to realistic limits and to ensure that the lotteries are economically feasible, but it does not intend to limit the number of lotteries. ister Gordon Taylor told the legislature Tuesday. "The government is very concerned about this Alberta-based corporation," he said in reply to Romeo Lamothe (SC- Bonnyville), who asked if "Wardair is having difficulties with the Canadian government." Mr. Taylor said Wardair has two avenues to appeal from a Canadian Transport Com-mision decision that it must post a performance bond. The first was to the Supreme Court, which ruled that it could not hear the appeal on a point of law. The second was to federal Transport Minister Don Jamieson, and this appeal is pending. Mr. Taylor said Alberta is ready at any time to make rep-resentations if it is felt they are needed. In other business Municipal Affairs Minister Fred Colborne said there probably will be a large increase in the amount of private money available for housing in Alberta this year. He told Dave Russell (PC- Calgary Victoria Park) he could not estimate the total amount that will be available but indications are money will not be a problem. What will be a problem, he said, is "the capacity of the industry to perform to the level of the funds available." For Your Pleasure and Convenience THE TOWN CHEF (Located in the Professional Bldg., Downtown) Announces - LONGER WEEKEND HOURS Open Until 10 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday Premier Harry Strom told the legislature that the government will introduce legislation "establishing and confirming" service boundaries for Edmonton Telephones and Alberta Government Telephones services. He said the boundaries will be based on a 1963 agreement, which, restricted Edmonton Telephones, a city-owned system, to an area within the city limits as they existed eight years ago. A dispute developed last year when both companies attempted to serve customers in new residential areas outside the 1963 boundaries. This led to an Alberta Supreme Court ruling that the 1963 agreement is not valid. City and provincial authorities met last week, but Mr. Strom said "none of the alternatives put forward by the city could be accepted." OIL COMPETITION Russell Patrick, minister of mines and minerals, said recent increases in the price of Venezuelan oil have made Alberta oil competitive in eastern Canada. But he said it is unlikely that Alberta crude will move into markets in Quebec or the Atlantic provinces. The possibility that oil will be found off the shores of the eastcoast makes it unlikely that the petroleum industry would finance a pipeline from Alberta to Montreal, he said. Facilities for handicapped persons will be built into all new provincial government buildings, public works minister Albert Ludwig told the House. Participating in the budget debate, Mr. Ludwig spent most of the time defending the biological sciences building at the University of Alberta, the subject of a critical CBC program for various shortcomings in construction including such things as sinks without taps and taps without sinks. Mr. Ludwig said the CBC program contained untrue statements and said it is not unusual for a $23 million building to contain some construction problems. Alf Hooke (SC-Rocky Mountain House) and Clarence Copi-thorne (PC - Bamff-Coehirane) also participated in the debate, which was adjourned by Keith Everitt (SC-St. Albert). Paris clashes PARIS (Reuter) - About 80 police and an unknown number of youths from both ends of the political spectrum were injured today as the streets of Paris were turned into a battleground by vicious clashes between left and right. LONDON, Ont. (CP) - A Vancouver janitor denied Tuesday he was the Ukrainian police chief who ordered the machine-gun executions of Jews in the western Ukraine. The denial came from Ivan Dimitrevich Chrobatyn, 59, a former London, Ont. resident, in an interview with The Free Press. "I swear to you what I say is true," he said. "I have never killed a man in all my life." The Vienna-based Jewish Documentation Centre, an organization devoted to tracking down alleged Nazi war criminals, said a man with that name took part in the mass executions Oct. IV 1941. Simon Wisenthal, head of the documentation centre, said a Mr. Chrobatyn was a one-time chief of the Ukrainian auxiliary police. Mr. Wisenthal said the man participated in the execution and personally directed the machine gunning of 300 Jews at Rudolph's Mill. The war-time executions were said to have taken place in Stanislav, Ukraine, near the Polish-Russian frontier. Mr. Chrobatyn denied In a telephone interview that he was ever a police chief, a member of the German armed forces or of any execution squad. He said he was too uneducated to run a police force, nor could he speak German, a requirement for such a post.. Mr. Wisenthal, in a telephone interview from Vienna, said the Canadian government is obligated morally to take action against Mr. Chrobatyn. 'I don't know if he's a Canadian citizen," Mr. Wisenthal said, "but if he is a Canadian citizen the Canadian government must bring him before the courts because it cannot protect a criminal. If not, he must be deported to Germany. We will wait for the next step." Mr. Wisenthal said he has asked the Canadian Jewish Congress to seek intervention by the government. Saul Hayes of Montreal, ex* ecutive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said that the case has been referred to a committee of the congress in Toronto. If Mr. Chrobatyn is a citizen, he said, it will likely be dropped. The congress learned in a test case a few years ago that citizens cannot be extradited unless it is found they made fraudulent statements on application for citizenship and a board of the immigration department votes for extradition, he said. A spokesman in the office of Federal Justice Minister John Turner refused to speculate on possible government action. "We have received no official notification of any charges laid or messages passed on," he said. 'Panhandlers', drug pushers Banff problem EDMONTON (CP) - "Panhandlers" and drug pushers are creating gigantic problems in Banff, the Alberta Legislature was told Tuesday night. Clarence Copithorne (PC - Banff - Cochrane) said increased police enforcement and greater government concern are necessary to prevent further misuse of Banff's recreational and tourist facilities. He said panhandlers and drug pushers tend to destroy the "fun and security of the silent majority of the community." "We have to control the panhandlers and drug pushers," he told the House. This could be done by enforcing the law already on the books. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE Weather and road report 40 ABOVE 12-00 �W ZERO AT A**UVfVOON SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:54 SUNSET 6:30 H L Pre Lethbridge ... . .. 39 32 Waterton...... . 33 28 Pincher Creek . .. 40 27 Medicine Hat ... . . 44 31 Edmonton..... . . 33 13 Grande Prairie . 31 19 . 36 25 27 Victoria ... ... . . 47 36 .06 Peniticton ... ... . 42 35 Prince George . . 42 30 .03 Cranbrook ... . .. 36 23 Vancouver ... . . 45 36 .63 Saskatoon..... . . 27 5 , . -1 Winnipeg...... . 27 13 .05 Toronto....... . 26 6 2 .01 Montreal...... . 21 2 .01 St. John's....., . 40 25 .12 Halifax ...... .. 34 24 Charlottetown .. . . 30 21 Fredericton ..... 30 14 New York ... ... . 40 26 .. Miami.......... 68 65 .. Los Angeles..... 65 38 .. Honolulu........ 80 70 .. Las Vegas.......71 54 .. Rome.......... 30 48 .. Paris.......... 37 43 .. London.......... 37 48 .'. Berlin.......... 32 37 .. Amsterdam...... 28 43 .. Madrid......... 32 37 Stockholm.......14 21 .. Tokyo...... ... . 32 47 .. FORECAST Lethbridge, Calgary - Today and Thursday: Sunny. Winds W20 gusting to 30. Lows 20-25. Highs in the 40s. Medicine Hat - Today and Thursday: Sunny. Winds W15. Lows 15-20. Highs 4045. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Sunny periods, clouding over with periods of wet snow until noon Thursday and then clearing. Highs both days near 40. Lows tonight 25-30. THE "A.C." MODEL 190XT 93.65 H.P. TURBOCHARGED DIESEL TRACTOR Feature*: if Easy Starling and Handling ic Rapid Acceleration, Quick Response ir Dependability, Top Quality Offers you 'Keep Going' Performance for 5-bottom plowing . . . 20' Discing . . . 12-row Planting CONTACT: "GALE" HARRIS "DICK" ORSTEN "BERT" ERICKSEN GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge area are bare and dry except for Highway No. 3 west where there is a section of packed snow near Crows Nest Lake. Highway No. 1, Trans-Canada, Calgary to Banff is bare and in good winter driving condition. Banff to Golden is in good driving condition with a few slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke received from 1 to 4 inches of new snow and has been plowed and sanded. Banff-Jasper, and Banff-Radium highways are in good driving condition. Greston to Salmo received 7 inches new snow, and has been plowed and sanded. Motorists are advised to watch for black ice, fallen rock, and men and equipment working. PORTS OF 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 ciosed. VVildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;