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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI UTHBRIDG! HERALD - Friday, March 12, 1971 FILMLAND FRIENDS PAY LAST RESPECTS - Three show business comedians leave the Scottish Rite Temple in Los Angeles today after attending funeral services for Harold Lloyd, famed comic of the silent film days and early talkies who died of cancer on Monday. Left to right: Milton Berle, Red Skelton, Morey Amsterdam. Legislature Roundup Opposition claims pollution in Alberta worst in west EDMONTON (CP) - The opposition went after the government on pollution again in the legislature Thtirsday, claiming Alberta has more pollution than any other prairie province. "The only other province In Western Canada with more pollution is British Columbia, and they also have a Social Credit government," said Bill Yurko (PC - Strathcona east), the opposition's specialist on the environment. He ticked off a list of rivers in the province that biologists have found polluted and said the Wapiti river in the northwest is one of the few yet untainted. A pulp mill is planned for the Wapiti, he said, and pollution-control regulations for the mill are not stringent enough-John Landeryou (SC - Leth-bridge) proposed a motion urging the federal government to replace direct cost - sharing with unconditional transfer payments on an equitable basis. The provinces are in a better position to "judge the needs and requirements of their people, and quite capable of carrying out their constitutional responsibilities," be said. Lee Leavitt (SC - Calgary Queen's Park) said cost-sharing has led to centralization of power, with Ottawa getting "too much power of dictation on what type of program is implemented." The Social Credit government was to blame, said Hugh Horn- CLIP THIS AD New World Restaurant DOWNTOWN at 329 5th Street S. 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Anne), because it had failed to stand up to Ottawa. Debate on the motion was adjourned by Antonio Aloisio (SC -Athabasca). In other business, Ray Ratz-laff, .minister of industry and tourism, told the House total capital investment in Alberta amounted to $2.5 billion last year. This represented 10.7 per cent of total capital investment in Canada. Mr. Ratzlaff said 153 major industrial plants, built in the province during 1970 bad a capital value of $209 million-Another 47 plants worth $372 million were under construction. The Alberta Commercial Corp. granted $5 million in loans to manufacturers during the year, double the amount given in the previous year, he said. Mr. Ratzlaff also said he has assurances local people will be employed wherever possible during construction of the new pulp mill to be built near Grande Prairie. Replying to Mr. Yurko, he said this was one reason why Proctor and Gamble, who are to build the mill, received a $12 - million incentive grant from the federal government. J. Donovan Ross, minister of lands and forests, said indications are that less than one per cent of the work force will be from the United States. Teamsters' union head faces another hearing NASHVILLE, Ten. (AP) -Teamsters union President James R. Hoffa and his band-picked lieutenant, Frank Fitz-simmons, have been ordered to explain April 1 why they should keep their union offices. U.S. District Court Judge L. Clure Morton set the hearing on a complaint field by Don Vestal, president of Teamsters- Local 327 here, and seven members of the local. Hoffa is serving an eight-year prison sentence for jury tampering. Vestal seeks to oust Hoffa and Fitzsimmons, the union's vice- Need for some Sunday entertainment restrictions EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta government feels there should be some restrictions on Sunday entertainment, Attor- Snowfall record set by Montreal MONTREAL (CP) - A 1%-inch snowfall late Thursday afternoon gavs Montre-alers the unhappy distinction of having experienced a 20th century record snowfall of 152 inches for the city. The previous record of 151.1 inches was set in the winter of 1907-08. The snowfall caused only minor rush hour traffic congestion. Most of the major boulevards on Montreal Island had been cleared of the more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the city late last week. McGiU Observatory fig-, tires indicate that the all-time record snowfall for the area is 174.3 inches in 1886-7. Annual seal hunt started CAP-AUX-MEULES, Que. (CP) - More than 1,000 land-based hunters have begun the annual seal hunt on ice off these islands in the centre of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Fisheries department officers said Thursday that licences of 12 hunters were suspended for inhumane killing, but generally the bunt "has been conducted very well." There was no official count of the number of seals taken by the landsmen, who began killing Wednesday when part of the herd drifted close to shore. The main effort to reach the 50,000-pelt quota in the Gulf of St. Lawrence gets under way today, when the season opens for vessels. About seven large ships and a dozen smaller boats were in the gulf Thursday waiting for the hunt to open. Updating theology on sex suggested by Lord Fisher LONDON (AP) - A former Archbishop of Canterbury proposes reviving old-style betrothals which would permit young unmarried couples to sleep together with the church's blesing. Lord Fischer; 83 year-old retired head of the Anglican Church, says sexual intercourse between betrothed couples pledged to wed "would not be regarded in the moral sense as fornication." But he does not give the green light to the permissive society. He stresses that young people must be "re- ASHPHALT PAVING T0LLESTRUP SAND and Construction PHONE 328-2702 sponsibly involved, with a settled desire to incur full responsibility for one another." In a lively collection of essays called Touching on Christian Truth, published Thursday, Lord Fisher notes: "There are some young people today for whom, for many good reasons, marriage is not an immediate possibility." The church, he suggests, should update its theology of sex to meet their needs. Lord Fisher proposes that formal betrothal be revived, with practical as well as social significance. He says betrothal "would have to take place with the full consent of the two families concerned. Nursery burns POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Fire damaged Mother Hubbard's place and firemen said it started in the cupboard. A vacant building formerly known as the Mother Hubbard Day Nursery Inc. was hit Thursday night by fire in a kitchen. } WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Friday and Saturday "ANYTHING GOES" AT THE MINERS' LIBRARY 733 13th St. N. MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLYI ney - General Edgar Get-hart said Thursday. Mr. Gerbart said in an interview that many of the decisions on what will be allowed on Sundays is left to individual municipalities. S'anday bowling and movies are allowed by the province and municipalities which wish this entertainment Just have to amend their bylaws. The Lord's Day Act has been amended from time to time to permit various activities, said Mr. Gerhart. Legislation permitting wrestling is planned at this session of the legislature. Mr- Gerhart said he could not list all the Sunday activities permitted without going through the act, but said not many types of entertainment are precluded. . He. was commenting on reports that the Ontario Law Reform Commission has proposed a Sunday Leisure Act which would, in effect, place the Lord's Day Act hi Limbo. Meanwhile, Dr. Samuel Mi-kolaski of Breham Baptist Church in Edmonton said he didn't think allowing all forma of recreation on Sunday would affect churches. "Churches that have effective ministries won't be affected and those that don't shouldn't be protected." Rev. Randall Ivany of Edmonton's All Saints Anglican Cathedral said he would object to large stores remaining open Sundays, but entertainment would not deter people from going to church. "You can't legislate religion," he said. Alberta asks increase in judges EDMONTON (CP) - The federal government has been asked to increase the number of judges on the Alberta Supreme Court, Attorney - General Edgar Gerhart told the legislature Thursday. He told Bill Dickie (PC-Calgary Glenmore) the increase was asked for several months ago to help the court deal with an increasing workload. In reply to Lou Hyndman (PC -Edmonton West), Mr- Gerhart said the department is also looking into the possibility of expanding the jurisdiction of district courts to allow them to deal with divorce proceedings among other things. Calgary teachers apply for vote CALGARY (CP) - Public school teachers voted Thursday night to apply to the Alberta department of labor for a government - supervised strike vote. The announcement came after a meeting of more than 2,000 teachers and a spokesman said a strike vote likely wiU be held March 23. The city's 3,500 public school teachers have been working without a contract since Dec. 31. No details of negotiations were available. president, and place the international union in receivership. Morton said in the order that unless the charges in the complaint can be proved false, a receiver will be appointed by the court for the purpose of calling an election to replace Hoffa and Fitzsimmons. ALLEGES THREATS The complaint alleges that Hoffa and other union officers are using threats on force to. restrain activities of the local, and misuse of strike benefits of workers at a plant in Lawrence-burg, Term. Hoffa, whose current term as union president expires in July, now is in federal prison at Lew-isburg, Pa. Vick testified in federal court in 1964 on the jury tampering activities of Tommy Osborne, lawyer for Hoffa. Among the charges included in the complaint is an accusation that Hoffa in 1966 withheld strike benefits from workers at the Murray Ohio plant at Lawr-enceburg, Tenn., to influence Robert Vick to change his testimony in a crimabal proceeding against Hoffa. Osborne subsequently was disbarred and sentenced to three years' imprisonment for jury tampering. Honfa was sentenced to eight years. He also lost an appeal in the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 11 from a five-year pension fraud sentence imposed in Chicago. Committee will try to oust Benson WATERLOO, Ont (CP) -Jack McClelland, co-chairman of the Committee for an Independent Canada, said Thursday bis committee will try to oust Edgar Benson in his home riding unless the federal finance minister adopts a policy favor log Canadian independence. Addressing delegates to a two-day conference on Canadian independence at the University of Waterloo, the Toronto book publisher described Mr. Benson as "an even greater threat to Canadian independence than Stanley Randall (former Ontario trade and development minister) ever was." Mr. McClelland said the committee could expect between 15,000 and 20,000 members in Mr. Benson's Ontario riding of Kingston and the Islands and suggested such a membership would "have an effect on Mr. Benson's legislation." Fired student reinstated by park officials CALGARY (CP) - A university student who was fired from the staff of Yoho National Park last summer for publicizing an oil spill has been reinstated by parks officials. Brian Levy, 24, was fired as a seasonal naturalist after he displayed a bucket of oil taken from a nearby spill during a public lecture he regularly conducted on the park's ecology. The park superintendent dismissed Mr. Levy for disobeying an order not to publicize the spill and the Acadia University biology student appealed to the deputy minister. A ruling was later made by the Public Service Commission. A spokesman for the National Parks Branch confirmed Mr. Levy has been offered a job as a seasonal naturalist again this summer but could not say if the offer was accepted. The spill was caused by high water washing out an old CPR sump and allowing several thousand gallons of fuel oil into the Kicking Horse River. Socred MLA renominated STETTLER (CP) - Galen Morris, member of the legislative assembly for Stettler, was renominated to contest bis constituency for the Social Credit party in the next provincial election. Mr. Morris of Erskine, a livestock dealer, was unopposed at a nomination meeting attended by 60 persons. For Your Pleasure end Convenience THE TOWN CHEF (Located in the Professional Bldg., Downtown) Announces - LONGER WEEKEND HOURS Open Until 10 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday Liberals to select new party leader EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta Liberals, tossed in a storm of internal strife, meet Saturday to select the Messiah they hope will lead them to calmer waters.. The man they select will be the sixth leader in as many Cabinet may delay bill on royalties EDMONTON (CP) - Premier Hary Strom said Thursday the cabinet will consider a request from the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association that the legislature delay second reading of a bill that would place a ceiling on provincial grants to municipalities. The bill, which would amend the Municipalities Assistance Act to limit grants to municipalities to $38 million a year has been given first reading. The municipalities now get one-third of the province's oil and gas royalties, which are expected to reach $170 million in the 1971-72 fiscal year. In reply to Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed, Mr. Strom said the association has asked that the bill be placed before a standing committee of the legislature so it can make representations regarding the proposed freeze. The premier said the cabinet will report its decision to the House. Thursday, representatives of Alberta municipalities scheduled a convention for April 1 to ratify a brief opposing the ceiling on grants. years and will fill a position vacant since Jack Lowery of Calgary resigned a year ago. He will have the mammoth task of rebuilding a party which has gone from the official opposition party to a political nothing ini less than 20 years. Favored for the leadership is Robert Russell of St- Albert, a powerful voice in the party and a loser at two other leadership conventions. A 40-year-old businessman, he is one of three Liberals nominated to run in the next elec.lon, expected this spring, or fall. Also in the running are: -Rod Woodcock, also of St. Albert, a 25-year-old student who declared himself a protest candidate in the 1968 federal leadership race won by Pierre Trudeau. He withdrew his name before that convention: -John Day, a University of Alberta history student and president of the Edmonton Glenora Liberal Constituency Association;' and -Arthur Yates, 52, of Edmonton, a former surface foreman at a silver mine near Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories, who left his job to ester the contest. The Liberals last held office in 1921 when they were overpowered by the United Farmers of Alberta. During the late 1940s and early 1950s they held more than a quarter of the seats in the legislature. Confirm NASA boss WASHINGTON (Renter) - James Fletcher was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as new administrator of the U.S. space agency. Fletcher, 51, formerly was president of the University of Utah. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE L " ' Weather and road report AO ABOVE lO.AA ^� ZERO AT X*,UU&OOH SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:50 SUNSET 6:33 H L Pre Lethbridge..... . 44 26 Waterton...... . 36 28 Pincher Creek .. . 43 23 Medicine Hat ... . 45 27 .04 Edmonton ...... . 38 20 .05 Grande Prairie . . 42 22 , , Banff......... . 38 24 .01 25 . , Cranbrook ...... . 42 25 Victoria ....... . 46 42 .28 Penticton...... . 43 35 .05 Prince George .. . 42 33 Vancouver ..... . 45 40 .44 Saskatoon...... . 31 11 .06 Regina........ . 38 27 .03 Winnipeg...... . 34 26 .05 Toronto....... .. 31 4 .04 . 28 9 .24 Montreal...... . 27 14 .08 St. John's...... . 37 25 . 34 24 .62 Charlottetown ... . 36 29 .54 Fredericton .... . 33 27 .90 New York...... . 44 34 . 77 65 Los Angeles .... . 59 52 Las Vegas....... 73 54 .. Rome........... 32 61 .. Paris........... 39 52 .. London.......... 43 54 .. Berlin.......... 18 34 .. Amsterdam ...... 32 41 Madrid.......... 36 48 Stockholm ... ... . 18 23 .. Tokyo........... 34 48 .. FORECAST Lethbridge, Calgary - Cloudy this morning. Mainly sunny this afternoon. Isolated snowshowers in the mountains. Winds becoming west and gusty. Lows 20-25. Saturday: Mainly sunny. Highs near 40. Medicine Hat - Today: Mainly cloudy. A few showers. Winds shifting to SW 15-20 and gusty this afternoon. Lows near 25. Saturday: Mainly sunny. Highs near 40. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Cloudy with showers of rain or wet snow until this evening. Saturday: Cloudy with sunny periods. A few snowflurries in Columbia district. Highs today in low 40s. Lows tonight 25'30. Highs Saturday 35-40. ALUS CHALMERS MACHINERY For price* and details on the 'Allie-Chalmers' line of farm equipment contact 'Cole' Harrie 'Dick' Orsten 'Bert' Erickson FINANCING AVAILABLE - GRAIN TAKEN IN TRADI GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY LETHBRIDGE, AITA. 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. Creston 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 o* 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."., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorsc, 8 a.m, to 5 p.m. ;