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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY "15-50 ABOVE. Lcthbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 78 LETHBRtDGK, ALBERTA, FRIDAY MARCH 10, 1972 PRICE NOT OVEH 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Woman RCMP chid? well., it could happen OTTAWA (CP1 IK'MP Commissioner W. L. iliggilt said cheerfully licre lie doesn't expect to live to sec Ihe (lay when a woman heads Hie force. "It could very well he said, however, reply- ing lo Senator Muriel Fergusson (L New Brunswick) during a committee hearing on the parole system. He had told Senator Fergusson earlier that the RCMP does indeed have female Moimlics, although (hey arc sworn as "civilian members" rather tb'ati as police. "I think it would make much more sense lo have female officers, because they usually jet their Senator Sidney Buckwold (L Saskatchewan) said. MENTIONS CONCERN Senator Buckwold raised Western Canada concern about a possible name change for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He added that Commissioner lliggitt is "a Saskatchewan product. very interested in main- taining the "1 look forward to that name enduring [or many Mr. lliggitt said later. He was asked in an interview whether he is consid- ering a decision lo replace the letters KCMP with the word "police" on RCMP buildings and cruisers. "Nothing is ever he replied. "We are always moving onward and upward." Attorney General Merv Leitcli of Alberta said earlier his government requested retention of the RCMP insignia. Mr. Leitcli said that if the request was nob accepted, lie would "consider what we might do about it." Alberta's contract with the RCMP for police services already had been examined, he said. '8 EDMONTON (CP> Ttic government was asked in (tie Alberta legislature Thursday to explore Ihc pos- sibility ot a publicly-owued and controlled electric pow- er distribution system. The request was made in a private member's mo- tion from Marvin Moore SmoKy who snic! many Albertans, especially those in the north, pay too much for power. James Miller the seconder, sail! electrical consumption in the province has tripled in the last 10 years and will increase seven-fold by the end of the century. Mr. Miller said the province now is served by three private firms, the largest bsing Calgary Power Ltd. 13 municipal systems and .130 rural electrification asso- ciations a "structure inadequate to meet long-term requirements." Lower rales seen A publicly-owned distribution system would result in uniform rates at (lie lowest possible cost to customers, Grjmt Notely said the motion doesn't go far enough, hut it was at leasl. he first picture haken in- side the legislative the permission of the house. A bill passed Thursday night giving tele- vision and newspaper photographers the right lo record proceedings in the house. {CP Wirephoto) OTTAWA (OP) Opposition attempts to take up the cudgels on behalf of Auditor-General Maxwell Henderson, who claims government parisimony p r e- vents him from doing his job, wound up Thursday more with a whimper than with a bang. Allan MacEachen, govern- ment House leader, ended a fractious 90 minutes in the Com- mcns by adopting an opposition motion giving Mr. Henderson a hearing before the Commons public accounts committee. Tills is the same forum where Mr. Henderson has been com- plaining for several years that, by holding doi.ni pay levels for his staff while giving higher pay for similar work in other de- partments, the Liberal Trudeau government has kept, him short of staff and prevented him from doing a proper job of checking into and documenting govern- ment spending mistakes. Before Mr. MacEachen de- fused the situation" with his offer of a special committee study of tire complaints, the House waded through a procedural morass. Five opposition MPs presented mot ions con tending that privilege had been through non-presenEatibn of Mr. Henderson's 1070-72 annual re- port, due by last Dec. 31, and by Prime Minister Trudeau's Com- mons statement Wednesday that Mr. Henderson is breaking the law. SPEAKER ANNOYED Heckling, interjections and jibes led an exasperated Speaker Lucien Lamoureux at one time to say "if this is the kind of House members want we could go on eternally." Mr. MacEaehen adopted lire wording of a proposed motion by New Democrat. Leader David Lewis, who had tangled Wednes- day with Mr. Trudeau on Mi, Henderson's status. Mr. Trudeau suggested then that he would be glad to see the whole quest Ton of Mr, Hender- son's delayed report put before the public accounts committee and (his is what the Lewis mo- tion advocated. It added a stipulation that (he committee produce a special re- port by March 20 and Mr. MaclCachon included that in making the motion on behalf of the government. Opposition MPs gave it tman- ioumous agreement. oors NEW AMBASSADOR China's new ambassador to Canada, Yao Kuang is shouu following h i s arrival in Ot- tawa Thursday. OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Radio-Television Commis- sion proposed today lowering the minimum requirements for evening hours. .Juneau (old a news conference that the CTV network would still be required to have 60 per cent Canadian content during the whole program day next year but. Ihe minimum limit of 60 per cent for the prime time hours be reduced lo 50 per cent. These proposals will be dis- cused at a public hearing, probably before the summer, Mr. Juncau said. Asked whether (his was a re- treat from previous policy, Mr. Juncau said: "It is an advance and not a retreat of any kind. You have to consider the considerable prog- ress in extension of CTV serv- ice." He said that the private net- work has agreed to spread serv- ice to many new areas in the next two years increasing it.s coverage to M per cent of Canadian people from 75 per cent. Nixon acts to thwart aircraft extortion plots (AP) Top officials of the 29 biggest air- lines were called to Washington today to help thwart what Presi- dent, Nixon called "vicious ex- tortion plots" against (he car- riers. Nixon acted Thursday (o re- quire immediate implementa- tion of new rules aimed at keep- ing dangerous individuals, weapons or bombs off scheduled airliners. The new procedures were due lo take effect three months from now. It was a S2-million blackmail Ransom threat at Calgar CALGARY