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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI UTHBMDOI HERALD - Saturday, March 13, 1971 Education gets priority EDMONTON (CP) - The government plans to limdt Mb 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. Colborne told the legist*-tune 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 revenues. "I believe that industry and commercial enterprise in our province have an obligation 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. Colborne said municipal assistance grants now are being used to reduce the municipal portion of the property tax. U probers return home EDMONTON (CP) - A provincial committee investigating non-Canadian influence on Alberta post-secondary education is back at home base today. The seven-man group, headed by Edmonton lawyer Arnold M o i r, took a verbal whipping at the University of Lethbridge. The committee was appointed by the Social Credit government. In Lethbrldge it learned from university president Dr. W. A. S. Smith that 54 per cent of his faculty is Canadian, 30 per cent American and 96 per cent from other countries. More than half of the Americans on staff and almost 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 lit is stepping into the mortgage field for tow - income families not covered by Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. and conventional lenders. Municipal Affairs Minister Fred Colborne told the legislature the Alberta Housing Corp. wiH provide mortgage money to families earning as little as $4,000 a year. Although be did not say how much money would be available, he said outside the legislature $3 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 could be $30 million. 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 s 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 financially responsible for cleaning up any future oil spills in Alberta, Premier Harry Strom announced. Mr. Strom said toe province has reached agreement on an oil spill contingency plan with the Canadian Petroleum Association. 2.1 MILLION VANCOUVER (CP) - Van-couver will have a population of 2.1 million in the year 2000, but it will be Canada's third city in size. That's the prediction of Larry S. Bourne, acting director of the University of Toronto's centre for urban and community studies. BIETHOVBN, WAONIft, AND NOW, DUKI-SwaeW* Consul General Gunner Ion-oeus, left, presents diploma of membersh lp in the Royal Swedish Academy of Music to Duke Ellington Friday at reception In the Swedish Consulate. It Is 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 foreigners ae Bethoven, Wagner, Haydn, Puccini, and Verdi Abducted girl released unharmed BETIJ3VUE, Wash. (AP) -Six-year-old Amy Larson was reunited with her family Friday night after being abducted from her home in the morning 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 were being held as hostages. J. Earl Mimes, agent in charge of the Seattle FBI office, said she was found bound and gagged in the truck in 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 while her mother, Corrine Larson, was in another room, the R0THMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Pinning a cemmvnlty MtotT Thin mint t RothniM Special Evants Caravan now. The Caravan, with it* public �Unit tyttim and modim stags facilities ia available fm if cfiirgi by writing ta': Promotion OeaartiMM. Rothmini of Pall Mall Canada Liraittd, 3403  8th Street Soith East, Calgary 24,. Albans, SATURDAY, MARCH 13 Lethbridge Sappers' Association social and dance at the sergeants' mess at Kenyon Field 8 p.m. All members and former engineers welcome. Iron Springs Dance Club will nave old time dancing at 8 p.m. Minus One Club dance in the Polish Hall starting at 8 p.m. Southminster Circle Square Dance dub 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 series 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 Exhibition Pavilion. The Rothman's Weekly Calendar of Events is a service that is provided free of 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 lg-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 Whirl-A-Ways will have square and round dancing in St. Augustine's Parish Hall starting at 8 p.m. All square dancers are welcome. Ladies bring a box lunch. THURSDAY, MARCH 18 Quick Unit of McKillop 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 time dancing starting 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. King County public safety department said. They tied Mrs. Larson up and left, police said, apparently taking the family's 19M station wagon as well as a white van truck the men were believed to have arrived in. A man telephoned Larson at the bank and told him 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 48 to SS years old, entered the bank shortly after the phone call and took money from two teller*' cages and a drive-in window. A teller said $3,265 was taken. The statikm wagon, belonging to the Larsons, was found a few blocks from the bank shortly after the robbery. Larson's wife was freed by police and officers said she apparently was unharmed, although she was described as "extremely upset." No uncertainty on reasons for invoking WMA OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau said Friday there is no uncertainty among 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 asked how the government plans to clear up misunderstandings about the act and its aims. Mr. Trudeau reiterated that the government will bring 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. (Router) -President Nixon called Friday for a three-pronged approach to peace as he outlined in detail his quest for a generation with-out war. "Our purpose is peace-peace with freedom, so that peace may be worth having; peace with justice, so that peace may be worth keeping; peace with strength, so that peace may be preserved." He told cadets graduating from the Naval Officer Candidate School that he has no illusion* about the difficulty of achieving that purpose. Among those in the graduation class was the president's son-in-law, David tSseohower, 17th in the class. After the ceremony, ae the president drove to a reception be passed a group of about Box anti-war demonstrators carry log placards. The demonstration was quiet and no incidents were reported. OTTAWA (CP) - Consumer prices moved ahead in Canada last month by the biggest monthly margaln since early last summer. Food and transportation price increases led the .general advance in the consumer price index to 130.9 points from 130.3 in January. The price index, led on 100 point* for 1661 prices, was 128.7 In February, IITO. BEEF PRICES UP Food price* went; up by four-fifth* of one per cent last month -Mainly because of higher charges for beef, fruit and vegetables-but remained almost three per cent lower than a year earlier. Higher prices for new can and repairs, plus higher insurance charge* pushed the transportation index ahead by 1.5 per cent to a point almost four per cent higher than 12 months earlier. Insurance charges also figured prominently m an advance of three-tenths of one per cent in the housing index. A Jump of 12.6 par cent in dwelling insurance-one of the biggest in a 6>cade-contributed to the ad' vanee of housing costs to a range 4.8 per cent higher than a year earlier. Clothing costs fell by almost one per cent because of a alas for most categories of apparel. That index was only three-fifths of one per cent ahead of February, 1970. Bachtlor father DETROIT (AP) - The first unmarried man in Michigan to adopt a child, social studies teacher Allan Kerr has adopted a second son. He brought nine-year-old John into his home last week. Allan, 10, came to Kerr's home last year after being shuttled from one foster home to another. Caught up in the love of a father and a kennel full of lab-rador retrievers, he thrived- TWO TRANSPLANTS - Patrick Lang, 7, of Kimball, Minn., I* visited by his mother, Mr*. David Lang, at the University of Minnesota Hospital In Minneapolis. Patrick has had two successful kidney transplants. Soccer results ENGLISH LEAGUE Division I Blackpool 1 Leeds 1 Coventry 1 Liverpool 0 Crystal P 0 Arsenal 2 Derby 0 Man City 0 Everton 2 Stoke 0 HuddersfLeld 0 Burnley 1 Ipswich 1 Newcastle 0 Man United 2 Notts f 0 Southampton 1 West Brom 0 Tottenham 2 Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton 2 West Ham 0 Division II Blackburn 1 Cardiff 1 Bolton 1 Millwall 1 Carlisle 1 Luton 0 Charlton 1 Middlesborough 0 Hull 0 Oxford 1 Orient 0 Birmingham 2 Queen's PR 2 Sheffield U 2 Sheffield W 2 Norwich 1 Sunderland 0 Porstmouth 0 Swindon 0 Leicester 1 Watford 0 Bristol C 3 Division III Aston Villa 1 Halifax 1 Bradford C 1 Bury 3 Brighton 3 Gillingham 1 Bristol R 0 Tranmere 1 Doncaster 2 Wrexham 1 Fulham l Rotherham 0 Mansfield 0 Torquay 0 Plymouth 1 Chesterfield 1 Port Vale 3 Reading 1 Rochdale 1 Preston 2 Shrewsbury 1 Walsall 1 Division IV Aldershot 0 York 1 Chester 2 Scunthorpe 0 Crewe 3 Northampton 0 Darlington I Peterborough 0 Exeter 4 Barrow 2 Grimsby 1 Brentford 5 HartlepooLs 2 Bournemouth 1 Lincoln 2 Oldham 1 Notts C 3 Southcort 1 SCOTTISH LEAGUE Division I Ayr 1 Dundee U 0 Clyde 1 Aberdeen 2 Cowdenbeath 1 Celtic S Dundee 1 Hibernian 0 Hearts 1 St. Mirren 0 Morton 1 Airdrieonians 4 Motherwell 1 Falkirk 1 Rangers 2 Dunfermline 0 St. Johnstone 2 Kilmarnock 3 Division II Albion 2 Queen's Pk 1 Berwick 0 Brechin 0 Dumbarton 2 Queen of S 1 E Stirling 2 Hamilton 1 Forfar 8 Alloa 1 Raith 0 Partick 2 Stenhousemuir 0 Arbroath 2 Stirling 1 East Fife 1 Stranraer 3 Clydebank 0 IRISH CUP Semi-finals Colerain 1 Distillery 1 Derry City 1 Linfield 0 IRISH LEAGUE Portadown 0 Glentoran 2 Fulbright, chairman of the U.S. Sash, pulp mill bill introduced REG1NA (CP) - A long-awaited bill that would allow the Saskatchewan government to contract for a $117.7-milllon pulp mill with a New York firm was mtroduced ia the legislature Friday. To be built on Dore Lake in north-central Saskatchewan, the Athabasca Forest Industries mill would produce about 1,400 tons of pulp daily, said Provincial Treasurer D. O. Steuart. It would be built by Parsons and Wbittemore Inc. of New York and would be the firm's second mill in the province. The other, built at Prince Albert nearly five year* ago tor 866 million, produces about 700 ton* of pulp dally. The first announcement a tec* end mill was planned came from Premier Ross Thatcher during a visit to New York 11 months ago and Friday's formal mtroduotion by Mr. Steuart is viewed by some as a spring-hoard to a provincial general election this year. Construction would provide an estimated 1,000 badly-needed Jobs in the province and $18 mil' lion in wages during the building stage each year until completed aometiroe in 1874. MUST BE APPROVED Mr. Thatcher said no agreements will be signed until the bill has been approved by the legislature but, unless there are some mavericks on the Liberal government's side of the house, which has 84 of 88 seats, the bill wUl be approved. The New Democratic Party hat the other 23 seats. The new mill could cost up to $177 million when all side products such as railway line* and highways are taken into account. Under the proposed agreement for the Dore Lake Mill, Parson* and Whlttemore will put up $16.8 million of the required $24 million in equity capital for a 70 per cent there. The province will put Up the other 87.2 million for a SO�per-cent share, the same as it hub the Prince Albert mill. . The government alao proposes to guarantee long-term loans of $107 million in return for a first mortgage and a fee of 83.8 million from Parsons and Wbittemore. Three factors affect the entire proposal: The st&l unrecelved approval of a $i2-million federal incentives grant; completion of an agreement for a railway line to the mill site from Meadow Lake, 80 miles to the south; and timber rights on the Cold Lake federal air weapons-testing range which straddle* the Alberta border. Athabasca Forest Industrie* would obtain a 30-year forest management licence covering necessary timber acreage and the government could reserve rights within the area for public purpose* such as townskes or park*. White convict stabbed fatally SAN QUENTTN, Calif. (AP) - A white convict at San Quetv tin state prison has been stabbed fatally despite a general lockup of more than 8,000 prisoners prompted by a racially connected outbreak of knifings. The victim was a kitchen worker, one of 18 men in his cell block exempted from a general lockup imposed Tuesday after five stabbing* within 24 hours. William P. Hanson, 28, serv-fog a term for robbery and burglary, died Thursday 80 minute* after he waa wounded in the chest and throat. Five hours after Hanson'* death three more convicts were stabbed, none seriously, in a brawl as they returned from dinner. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRrsr nts TMf- ' 40 ABOVE ZERO AT Weather and road report 12:00 NOON SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:48 SUNSET 8:35 Lethbridge .... Medicine Hat . Pincher Creek Calgary ...... Edmonton ... . Peace River ,., Prince George Vancouver ... Saskatoon ... . Moose Jaw ... North Ray ... . Regina...... Winnipeg..... Toronto...... Ottawa...... Montreal..... Quebec...... St. John ... ... Halifax...... Fredericton ... Cbarlottetown . H 47 50 44 46 35 40 46 50 32 38 34 32 37 33 34 31 34 39 41 32 40 LPre 30 .. 31 .. 28 .. 12 12 27 33 16 31 12 19 20 03 05 04 30 25 03 18 .02 .03 .02 .02 .26 .05 ,23 New York ... ... . 48 Los Angles...... 60 Miami..........75 Denver ......... 61 Las Vegas.......78 San Francisco ... 57 San Diego ... ... . 64 Rome...........32 Paris...........39 London...... .... 43 Berlin.......... 18 Amsterdam ......32 Madrid...... .... 36 Stockholm ... ... . 18 Tokyo...........34 FORECASTS Lethbridge, Medicine Hat-Sunny today and Sunday,, brisk westerly winds, highs near 45 both days, low* tonight 20-25. Kootenay, Columbia - Today: Cloudy with tunny period*. Sunday: Cloudy, snow occasionally mixed with rain in the Kootenays. Highs today and Sunday, 35 to 45; lows tonight near 30. 37 53 71 35 .. 53 .. 49 1.13 53 .02 61 .. 52 .. 54 .. 34 .. 41 .. 48 .. 23 .. 48 .. 20-per-cent hike won CALGARY (CP) - Contractors and 1,300 electrical workers in the city have agreed to a two-year contract Which provides for a 20-per-cent boost in wages and a 35-hour work week. The contract, with Local 254 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, is the first of eight major agreements to be reached this year in the local construction industry. Journeyman electrical workers, who now receive $5.50 an hour, will get an additional 45 cents an hour when the contract becomes effective April 1, another 35 cents April 1, 1972, and a final 30 cents Oct. 1, 1972. The 35-hour week, the first In local construction unions, knocks five hours off the present week and becomes effective Nov. 1, 1972. Air piracy charge brings not guilty plea SEATTLE (AP) - Chapin S. Paterson pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges of air piracy, kidnapping and a related charge in the hijacking of a Seattle - bound plane to Vancouver. U.S. district court Judge William J. Lindberg set May 10 as Paterson's trial date. Jeffrey Sbei&born and David M, Sbel- requested trial mo- ton, Seattle lawyers, the trial date. Pre  tions are scheduled for April 2. Paterson, a 19 - year - old army draftee from Shingle Springs, Calif., is charged w?ch pretending he had an explosive device and ordering the plane's crew to fly to Vancouver Feb. 25. NOW IS THE TIME TO ASK, SEE, AND BUY A NEW Allis-Chalmers Tractor FOR THE COMING SPRING OPERATIONS  Medal 170 - Powered for the man who's moving up . .  Medal 160 - With all the "Oe" you need . . .  Model 220 - The "landhandler" for big performance and reliability . . . -ON DISPLAY IN OUR SHOWROOM- GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Phone: 327-3165 Lethbridge, Alta. P.O. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF A MA 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 OV 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.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain dosed. Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;