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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI LETHBRID6E HERALD - Saturday, March 13, 1971 Education gets priority EDMONTON (CP) - The government plans to limit its municipal assistance fund to $38 million this year so increased provincial revenues can be used for education, Fred Col-borne, minister of municipal affairs, said Friday. Mr. Colbome told the legisl�-ture he cannot subscribe to the opposition's view property tax should be used to bear the costs of services to property and services to people should be provided from provincial reven' ues. "I believe that industry and oommerdal enterprise in our province have an obllgaition and responsibility to help provide for the costs of education. "To a large extent, industry depends for its viability and its future on the products of the education system." Mr. Oolborne said municipal assistance grants now are being used to reduce the municipal portion of the property tax. U probers retui'n home EDMONTON (CP) - A pro-vhjcial committee investigating non-Canadian influence tm Alberta post-secondary education is back at home base today. The seven-man group, headed by Edmonton lawyei' Arnold Moir, took a verbal whlpphig at the University of Leth-brldge. The committee was app(rfnit-ed by the Social Credit govem-Ment. In Lethbridge It learned from university president Dr. W. A. S. Smith that 54 per cent of his faculty is Canadian, 30 per cent American and 26 per cent froift other countries. Mai than half of the Americans on staff and ahnost all the other non-Canadians plan to become Canadian citizens, he said. Similar figures were quoted by Dr. A. W. Carrothers, president of the University of Calgary. The government announced Friday it is stepping into the mortgage Meld for low - income families not covered by Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. and conventional lenders. Mui^cipal Affairs Minister Fred Colbome told the legislature the Alberta Housing Corp. will provide mortgage money to families earning as little as $4,000 a year. Although he ^d not say how much money would be available, he said outside the legislature $5 million from the Canada Pension Fund would be used at the start. Other funds would come from other lenders and pension funds and the total over the next five years oould be $50 miilion. The government introduced two bills Friday as part of a broad legislative plan to bring all energy resources under the same administrative framework. The hydro and electric energy act would repeal the power commission act and ^ dissolve the Alberta Power commission. It would allow regulation of the electric power industry and hyrdoelectric power developments. A proposed energy resources conservation board, which would be established by the energy resources conservation act, would enforce the regulations. The new board would reconstitute the oil and gas conservation board, with an increase in membership to five from three. Industry will be fuiancially responsible for cleaning up any future oil spills in Alberta, Premier Harry Strom announced. Mir. Strom said aie province has reached agreement on an oil spdll contingency plan with the Canadian Petroleum Association. BEETHOVEN, WAONER, AND NOW, DUKl-Swederv'. Coniul General Gunnar Ion-aeus, left, presents diploma of membership In the Royal Swedish Academy of Mosle to Duke Ellington Friday at reception In the Swedish Consulate. It It the first time a popular musician has been named to the academy which Is restricted to only 50 non. Swedes, and includes the names of such forelffnera a* Bethovenv Waoner, Hoydn, Puccini, and Verdi Abducted girl released unharmed t.l M1UL.I0N VANCOUVER (CP) - Vancouver will have a population of 2.1 million in the year 2000, but it will be Canada's thurd city in sze. That's the prediction of Larry S. Bourne, acting director of the University of Toronto's centre for urban and community studies. BETI.EVUE, Wash. (AP) -Six-year-old Amy Larson was reunited with her family Friday niglift after being abducted from her home in the monring and spending six hours bound Up in the back of a van truck. . About all that she could say was that she was very comfortable," said Allen G. LarsOn, who said his daughter had been examined by doctors and was in fine shape. Amy was abducted shortly before the bank her father manages was robbed. A man had phoned Larson and said' Amy and her mother wcfe being held as hostages. J. Earl Mihies, agent in diarge of the Seattle FBI office, said she was found bound and gagged in the truck hi a supermarket parking lot in Juanita a few miles north of here. Both towns are Seattle suburbs, LET MEN IN Two men went to the Larson home about 10:30 Friday morning and were admitted by Amy wMle her mother, Coxrine Larson, was in another room, the ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Planning a cammunity tlrairt? Then resenre a Rsdimans Special Events Cersven now. The Csravan, with its public address system and modem stage facilities is available fnt of thirgi by wilting to': Pfomotion Deperttnenf, Rotfima'ns of Pall Mali Canada Limited. 3403  8th Street South East, Calgary 24, Albena. SPlCIAUVl'llSMRAVAN - ----=a= SATURDAY, MARCH 13 Lethbridge Sappers' Association social and dance at (he sergeants' mess at Kenyon Field 8 p.m. All members and former engineers welcome. Iron Springs Dance Club will have old time dancing at 8 p.m. Minus One Club dance in the Polish Hall startuig at 8 p.m. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club regular Saturday dance in Southminster Hall at 8:30 p.m. Visiting square dancers encouraged and welcomed. Ladies bring a box lunch. Fort Macleod Old Time Dance Club regular Saturday dance in the elementary school 8 to 11:30 p.m. Live music and lunch. MONDAY, MARCH 15 University of Lethbridge concert seiies in Yates Memorial Centre at 8 p.m. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 17 Beta Sigma Phi fashion show Yates Memorial Centre at 8 p.m. each evening. MARCH 16-19 Lethbridge swine sale at ExWbition Pavilion. The Rothman's Weekly Calendar of Events is a service that is provided free o� charge to all non-profit oganizations in the area. In order that your organization's events are listed on the Calendar, send the necessary information by mail please to MRS. HELEN KOVACS, The Lethbridge Herald. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Gait School of Nursing Auditorium. Public meeting. Lola Lange of Claresholm, Alberta's only member of the commission Canadian Status of Women, will discuss the status report. Public meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. MARCH 18-21 University of Lethbridge play "A Man For All Seasons." Yates Memorial Centre 8 p.m. each evening. MARCH 20-21 Lethbridge Science Fair at Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Whtrl-A-Ways will have square and round dancing in St. Augustine's Parish Hall starting at 8 p.m. All square dancers are welcome. La/dies bring a box lunch. THURSDAY. MARCH 18 Quick Unit of McKiUop United Church Women will hold a rummage sale in the boxing room of the Civic Sports Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 20 Iron Springs Dance Club will have old thne dancing stai-ting at 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 St. Michael's Auxiliary will be holding a luncheon and spring fashion show at the nurses residence at 1 p.m. The best tobacco money can buy; lOng County public safety department said. 'niey tied Mrs, Larson up and left, police said, apparently taking the family's 1936 station wagon as well as a wMte van truck the men were believed to have arrived in. A man telephoned Lamm at the bank and told hiitt his wife and daughter were being held as hostages, detectives said, and said a man would be in the bank shortly for the money. ' One man, described as 45 to 55 years old, entered the bank shortly after the phone call and took money from two tellers' cages and a drive-ln window. A teller said $3,^ was taken. The staitiilon wagon, belonging to the Larsons, vrzs fbund a few blocks from the bank shortly after the robbery. Larson's wife was freed by police and officers said she apparently was unharmed, althougli she was described as "extremely upset." No uncertainty on reasons for invoking WMA OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau said Friday there is no uncertainty amcmg Liberal MPs or Canadians generally about the government's reasons for invoking the War Measures Act Oct. 16 to deal with terrorism in Quebec. He was replying to Commons questions by David MacDonald (PC-Egmont) who astoed how the government plans to clear up misunderstandings about the act and its aims. Mr. Trudeau reiterated that the government will brmg in a replacement for the Public Order Act before April 30, when that legislation, which replaced the War Measures Act Dec. 3, expires. Nixon makes new call for peace NEWPORT, R.I. (Reuter) - President Nbcon called Friday for a three-pronged approach to peace as he outlined in detail hie quest for a generatlMi without war. "Our purpose is peaceH>eaoe with freedom, so that peace may be worth having; peaoe with justice, so that peace may be worth keeping; peaice with strength, so that peace may be presei-ved." He told cadets graduating from the Naval Officer Candidate School that he has no illusions about the difficulty of achieving that purpose. Among those in the graduation class was the president's son-in-law, David Eisenhower, 17th in the class. After the ceremony, as the president drove to a reception, he passed a group of about 5M anti-war demonstrators carry-ing placards. Tlie demonstiration was quiet and no incidents were reported. Food leads advance (XTTAWA (CP). - Consumer prices moved ahead in Canada last month by the biggest monthly margaln ai&ce early last summer. Food and (3-ans{)ori�ti