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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THf IETHBRIDOE HERALD ~ Frirfqy, Mflreh 16, 1973 Hews in brief Nuclear weapon system studied WASHINGTON (Reuter) -The United States Air Force was reported Thursday to be studying the development of a new nuclear weapons delivery system in which long-range strategic missiles would be launched from aircraft. The Pentagon study appears to centre on two alternative methods, says the authoritaive Air Force Magazine. One would use aircraft permanently circling or ready to take off from the U.S. with a cargo of long-range inter-contl-rental ballistic misiles (ICBMs). The other would involve aircraft carrying short-range missiles that would be launched closer to the target but from well outside the enemy detection area. 'TV violence effects inmates9 OTTAWA (CP) - A Salvation Army officer who deals in prison matters said Thursday violence on television can have a serious effect on prisoners. Replying to questions in the Senate comnu'ttee on legal and constitutional affairs Brig. Victor McLean, head of the Army's corrections services in Toronto, said TV programs shown in prisons should have some kind of moral to them. He said in the case of crime programs a prisoner might "see angles on TV he didn't think of." PM's envoy visits Kenyatta NAIROBI (Reuter) - Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's personal envoy, who is touring African Commonwealth countries, met President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya today to discuss this year's Commonwealth leaders conference which will be held in Ottawa. Kenyatta met Ivan Head, at his lodge at Nakuru, northwest of here. The Kenyan leader does not, as a rule, travel abroad and it is likely that he will send his vice-president, Daniel Arap Moi, or a senior minister to the Commonwealth conference. Vietnam reconstruction speeded PARIS (Reuter) - The United States and North Vietnam opened a new series of talks here Thursday aimed at speeding postwar U.S. reconstruction aid to Hanoi expected to run to $2.5 billion over the next five years. North Vietnamese Finance Minister Dang Viet Chau headed his country's team on the joint economic commission while the three-man U.S. delegation was led by Maurice Williams, deputy administrator of the Agency for International Development. Parti Quebecois MPs walk out QUEBEC (CP) - The seven Parti Quebecois members of the Quebec national assembly walked out of the house during the reading of the opening speech Thursday by Lt.-Gov. Hugues Lapointc. When the lieutenant-governor switched ino English for a portion of the speech opening the fourth session of the 29th legis- lature, Camille Laurin, leader of the separatist party in the assembly, asked him if he could read the speech in French. A murmur ran through the house when Mr. Laurin rose and asked the question and intensified when Mr. Lapointe continued reading the speech in English and the seven-man Parti Quebecois delegation walked out. Pensioner rents frozen OTTAWA (CP) - Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford said Thursday he has written provincial governments asking them not to increase rents to old age Deaths Palm Beach, Fla. - Michael G. Phipps, 63, a prominent sportsman and philanthropist, of a heart attack. Springfield, Vt. - Arthur Wright, 53, former managing pensioners living in low-income public housing. The federal government already has a freeze on rents for units owned by Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. and occupied by old age pensioners. editor of The Times-Reporter, published here and in Bellows Falls, Vt. Clearwater, Fla. - Murat B. Chic Young, 72, creator of the comic strip Blondie. Accountants probe alleged $5 M. swindle EDMONTON (CP) - An alleged swindle involving $5 mil. lion by six Alberta companies is being investigated, attorney-general Merv Leitch told the legislature Thursday. Mr. Leitch was replying to NDP leader Grant Notley who asked if the attorney-genera) was prepared to set up a judicial inquiry as requested by a steering committee "of aggrieved shareholders." Mr. Leitch said the case was under review but he expected "it will be a little while be- 'Compassionate society should help prisoners' OTTAWA (CP) - The Salvation Army said Thursday that a compassionate, caring society should be concerned in the helping of an offender released from prison. The army was presenting a brief to the Senate legal and constitutional affairs committee investigating paroles and prison leaves. In support of the brief, Lt-Col. Thomas L. Ellwood of Toronto said parole is in the inter- A chimp off the old rock It's a-praeticln.' they'll be, Shay Duffln and Harold, the chimp, as they pose in o West Milford, N.J., pub. The happy pair were sharpening up for Saturday's St. Patrick's day sortgfest. Duffin is the star of the off-Broadway play, Brendan Behan. Harold is from the Jungle Habitat at West Milford. Government outlines information restrictions Bombs detour OTTAWA (CP) - A detailed set of restrictions on the release of government information was tabled in the Commons Thursday by Government House Leader Allan MacEachen. In principle, the minister said, the government wants to give MPs all information necessary to carry out their duties and make as much additional material public as possible Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. FRIDAY AUGUST 7th: Horses so played out by the severe ascent of the Dirt Kills that I resolved to give them a days rest. Tcok observations for time, magnetic variations and latitude, found the variations to be 19.E. the latitude by sun being DO - 0 - 29. Observed for latitude by Pole Star at 2 a.m. on the 8th and found it 49 - 59 -8. These observations checked by those of the 6th to 8th and allowing for course and distance run wculd place the top of dirt hills in latitude 29 . 58 - 46. Dr. Kittson found the reading of the barometer for the evening of the 6th the whole of the 7th and the morning of the Bth to be 27 - 404, and estimated the top of the hill to be 2,900 feet above sea level. Thermometer; Maximum 91. Minimum si. Would you like to be able to follow the N.W.M. P. march west with the help of a map? Our students are just com* pleting a map which shows each night's stop as well as points of interest mentioned in the diary. Send 25c to N.W.M.P. Project, Hamilton Junior High, Lethbridge. McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. Congratulate . . . The Students of Hamilton Junior High on the retracing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. 614 3rd AVE. S. - FREE DELIVERY High quake risk in Montana Western Montana is in the "high earthquake risk category," according to studies done by the University of Montana. A map of earthquakes of magnitude greater than 3.5 -dishes would rattle at that magnitude - since 1936, shows a cluster of several dozen adjacent to Yellowstone Park, another cluster of about 15 at or near Flathead Lake and Kalispel, and about two dozen between Yellowstone and Kalispel. The line of earthquake frequency, if projected into Canada, would pass near Cran-brook and Creston. The report notes that special attention is being paid to the Ubby Dam area, now filling with water, to measure Hie effect of the weight of the water. The dam. on the Kootenay river, seems to be near the earthquake belt. Dr. Gary Crosby, who did the survey, noted that earthquake damage was "reduced drastically" after California established new quake - resistant building standards in 1933. Dr. Crosby notes that Montana has no such code. without tiireatening national se-curiy, rights to privacy and other such matters. The restrictions apply to: -Legal opinions or advice provided for government use. -Papers that would damage security or international relations. -Documents that could harm federal-provincial relations. -Papers that could result in direct personal financial loss by any person or group of persons. -Papers reflecting on an individual's personal competence. -Documents so massive they would require "an inordinate cost or length of time" to prepare. --Papers relating to Senate business or documents that would cause personal embar- rassment to the Queen or members or representatives of the Royal Family. -Documents related to a contract that has not been concluded. -Papers excluded from disclosure by law. -Cabinet documents, plus those which include a confidence of the Privy Council. -Confidential papers that are not of public or official character. -Internal departmental memoranda. -Papers submitted in con. fidence to the government from outside sources. In the case of consultant studies, a decision is to be made in advance on whether it should ultimately be released. 'Encouraging' hints from Wounded Knee WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) - A top federal official was to return here from Washington today amid hints of a possible development in the long seige of Wounded Knee. Assistant Attorney-General Harlington Wood left Thursday to consult with officials in the justice and interior departments. Rev. John Adams, a Washington Methodist minister who has served as mediator, said talks were not resumed Thursday for "a very positive reason." "I think you'll find that out tomorrow," said Mr. Adams, who represents the National Council of Churches (NCC). Ramon Roubideaux, a lawyer for the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.), said: "Federal officials asked for more time to prepare for further negotiations. Frankly I think the situation is very encouraging.' Meanwhile, Interior Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton issued a statement Thursday calling the Indians occupying the village "renegades" and "adventur- WALSH CATTLE MARKETING ASSOCIATION FOR SALE 900 FEEDER YEARLINGS (IN CARLOAD LOTS) SAT., MAR. 17th -1 p m. J. FULTON, Secretary - WALSH, ALTA. Phone 937-2424 ers" and accused them of preferring "violent, publicity-generating confrontations to sincere negotiations." Suffield gas plan undecided OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government has not yet decided on an Alberta proposal to develop potential natural gos reserves at the Suffield military base, a defence department spokesman said Thursdy. Alberta Premier Peter Loug-heed told the legislature Wednesday that "it appears there will be no significant problems in obtaining access for the purposes of exploration and production.' "Thats his view of it," said tte spokesman, adding "I don't mean by that that wc have a different view." But the Alberta proposal had just been received and no decision had been readied. British units now are using the base for tank training. Asked whether use of part of the base for gas production would necessitate moving defence research facilities, the spokesman said that question would have to be determined after finding out what and where the gas production facilities would be. SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -Two bombs were found in Syd ney today, one of them along the route Prince Philip was to take into the city from the air port. Experts defused the bombs, and the police altered his route. Extra police were rushed to the airport to meet the prince, touring the country as presv dent of the Australian Conservation Foundation. Welcoming ceremonies were reduced to less than a minute The bombs were found following an anonymous call to the office of the state premier. Sources said the telephone caller demanded money, "but an official spokesman would not confirm this. A television station reported the bomber was trying to get $355,000. ests of society and is humane, practical and sensible. He said those who criticize parole because of failures are taking a "very superficial and shortsighted view" because the welfare of society is involved in the whole question of parole. Brig. Victor McLean, head of the army's correctional services in Toronto, agreed with Senator Earl Hastings (L-Alberta) that the fact that a man has been a failure on one parole does not mean that he should not get a second parole. He said a job is an essential factor whether a parole is a success or not. If a parolee had a steady job his chances of making a success of his freedom were good-"keep a man busy and. half the battle Is over." The brief disagreed /with several others that have been presented to the committee in that it recommended that the cabinet maintain the final say on whether a convicted murderer should get parole. fore any conclusion will be reached on what actions will be taken because it involved a number of documents." He said the review would Include an investigation within the department to find out if the regulatory agencies commissioned to protect the interest of shareholders had dona their job. One hundred shareholders of Cosmopolitan Life Assurance Co., PAP Holdings Ltd., Seaboard Life Assurance Co., Sioux Holdings Ltd., and Balmoral Developments Ltd. sent a letter to Mr. Leitch alleging irregularities in the. companies and asking for I judicial inquiry. A team of Edmonton accountants, under the supervision of the RCMP division headquarters, has spent two months examining the books of the firms.. Mr. Leitch also said he would look into Columbia Beneficial Holdings, whose controlling shares, the NDP leader said, "were sold to PAP and then resold to the Northwest Financial Co. without securities commission authorization." Embargo on UIC inquiry HAMILTON (CP) - An official of the Unemployment Insurance Commission said Thursday that an embargo has been placed on all information concerning investigations into control of UIC benefits. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS iTML L._ Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:41 SUNSET 6:39 Gov't plans to expand mine school VICTORIA (CP) - An increased demand for underground miners will mean expansion of the privince's mining school near Rossland in southeastern British Columbia, says Education Minister Eileen DaiUy. The present school at the site of the Red Mountain mine four miles northwest of the town will be switched to a defunct mine four miles northeast. "There are unused underground workings as well as an area suitable for an open pit training operation," the statement said. Classes at the new site are to commence in September. Applicants must have a minimum grade 10 education "or a work' acquired equivalent" and a certificate of physical fitness from a doctor. The school is financed by the department. Canada Manpwer and the Mining 'Association of B.C. Nixon warns 6more bombs' WASHINGTON (Reuter) -The threat of renewed United States bombing hung over North Vietnam today after President Nixon warned he might move decisively to cut weapons and war supplies going to South Vietnam in violation of the ceasefire. The president left no room for doubt that ho will order military reprisals if they are required to stop what he views as serious breaches by Hanoi of the peace agreement signed in Paris less than seven weeks ago. FOR SALE BAKERY in FERNIE, B.C. New Equipment - Good Location Lots of Parking. Gross Sales $120,000 a year Apply to� MR. C. A. SCHAFFER, 287 Spokane Street, Kimberly, B.C. Phone 427-2131 after 6 p.m. II 49 SO 44 40 39 39 Lethbridge .... Medicine Hat .. Pincher Creek . Edmonton..... Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary..........45 Victoria ...... ... 49 Pcnticton........SO Prince George ... .43 Kamloops........47 Vancouver.......48 Saskatoon.......34 Regina..........34 Winnipeg........34 Toronto..........67 Ottawa ..........47 Montreal.........49 Ouebec...... .... 34 St. John's........30 Halifax......... 47 Charlottetown ... .38 Fredericton .......43 Chicago..........58 New York ....... .49 Miami..........82 Los Angeles......73 Las Vegas.......62 Phoenix.........64 L Pre 31 .. 26 .. 37 .. 22 .. 29 .. 31 .. 26 .. 41 .. 43 .. 35 .. 38 .. 43 .. 21 .. 19 .. 20 .. 34 .. 39 39 33 25 31 27 32 43 45 76 51 39 45 .16 .19 .24 .ii .42 .02 FORECAST Lethbridge - Medicine Hat-Calgary - Today: Variable Chinook cloudiness. One or two Isolated showers late this afternoon. Wind W 30 and gusty along the foothills becoming light westerly this evening. Highs today 45-50. taws 20-25. Saturday: Mainly sunny. A few cloudy periods. A few widely separated showers. Highs 35-40. Columbia Kootenay - Today cloudy with a few periods of rain or wet snow. Saturday cloudy with sunny periods. Highs both days near 40. Lows tonight 25 to 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Partly cloudy today and tonight. Gusty southwesterly winds along east slopes of the Rockies and a few showers in the western mountains. Scattered showers west, a few showers east Saturday. Colder northwest Saturday. Highs today 50 to 60. Lows tonight 20s except 30s east slopes Rockies. Highs Saturday 40s north 50 to 60 south. West of Continental Divide - A few showers today. Scattered rain or snow showers tonight becoming more numerous Saturday. Colder Saturday. Highs today 50s. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Saturday 40s. Be An Early Bird! Plan Your Irrigation Requirements Now Call in and get information en the most complete variety of mechanical move irrigation.  Quick Detachable  Quick Take Wheel Typo Down Type  Latest in Pivot Systems From BERT ERICKSEN or CHARLES LOOF GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 Bo sure to see our display at Ag-Expol OFFICIAL AS OF S:M A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is in good winter driving condition. Banff-Revelstoke has been plowed and sanded and is in good condition with some slippery sections. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways are In good win-teir driving condition. A 75 per cent loading restriction has been placed on Highway 61 from the east junction of Highway 36 to Foremost and 1 mile south of Foremost to Manyberries. Also effective March 17, 7 a.m. a 75 per cent road ban will bo placed on secondary Highway 879 from Foremost to 10 miles north of Foremost. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutta 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 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 closed; Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;