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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, March 17, 1971 Stanfield: 'buck passing' Student program criticized OTTAWA (CP) - The government is ready to spend $57.8 million to create jobs and travel opportunities for about 1.8 million students coming out of universities and high schools this spring. But when it announced the program Tuesday, the government gave no immediate indication of how many students will benefit directly. About 34,000 jobs were provided last year under similar programs and State Secretary Gerard Pelletier, co-ordinator of the nine separate programs, said that twice the effort will go into this year's plans. He said the federal public service will provide 23,500 jobs. The federal student program, predicted for several weeks and worked out in co-operation with the provinces, was criticized severely by opposition spokesmen in the Commons for being too little too late. SAYS SEVEN EXIST Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said seven of the nine programs are already in existence. In a last-minute panic, he said, the government has dumped the responsibility on municipalities and local agencies. "The government evidently feels it can get away with passing the buck as it is passing the bucks at the same time." Mr. Stanfield said it is absurd puffery to suggest that 500,000 students would be assisted by the programs. Mr. Pelletier had said that as many as 500,000 students would be assisted by four programs in his department costing $21 million. These programs would provide jobs, travel and other opportunities. From this fund, $15 million would be made available to voluntary organizations for an opportunities-far-youth program, end1 the remainder would go to travel, hostels, language training and other activities. Among the other programs: The defence department will provide militia training and works projects for up to 12,000 Check Capitell Before You Buy! CARPET and LINO (Complete Installations!) Free Estimates! Ne Obllgatienl| PHONE 327-8578 Capitol Furniture "The Carpet House of the South". . students; the health department will provide jobs for some 2,000, including some 600 athletes who will be awarded educational grants of up to $2,000 and some 700 students who will be employed in a drug-abuse survey; the manpower department will help about 3,200 university students work in Europe under an international exchange program. In making the. announcement, Prime Minister Trudeau told the Commons that more than 100 student employment centres would be in operation. At a news conference following the announcement, cabinet ministers declined to estimate the number of new jobs that would be created through the programs. Asked why students are not being given the 48,000 temporary jobs involved in the census Flood control for Crowsnest EDMONTON - The provincial cabinet has approved a channel improvement project to prevent possible flooding on the Crowsnest River near Coleman. The agreement calls for the town of Blairmore to award a contract for work to be done on the river this summer. Reg Bailey, director of water resources for the province, said Tuesday the work will involve clearing away gravel deposits near tributary streams entering the Crowsnest River and channel deepening to improve the river's flow. He described the current project as maintenance of work done in the past on the river which had deteriorated as a result of spring flooding. It will also help alleviate the increasing ground water table in the area. Mr. Bailey explained that Blairmore will be responsible for seeing the work carried out with technical assistance to come from water resources personnel. ABORTIONS JUMP PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -For every five live births in Oregon in 1070, there was one therapeutic abortion. That ratio -200.8 abortions to every 1,000 live births-was released Tuesday by the Oregon board of health. this year, Manpower Minister Otto Lang said it would not be fair to restrict these jobs to students. But they would be considered along with others. In his statement, the prime minister said the program has been drawn up so as to avoid competition for jobs between students and permanent members of the labor force. "He are saying, in effect, to the youth of Canada that we are impressed by their desire to fight pollution; that we believe they are well motivated in their concern for the disadvantaged, and that we have confidence in their value system. "We are also saying that we intend to challenge them and see if they have the stamina and self-disdpline to follow through on their criticism and advice." EXPECTS RETURN He said the government expects a valuable return on the money it invests. Referring to the program to aid travelling students, Mr. Trudeau said there is a positive and beneficial value in such travels because "national unity is a product of national understanding and national pride." The program includes assistance to communities organizing and operating hostels, along with a series of roadside service kiosks to provide information and assistance. But Defence Minister Donald S. Macdonald told the news conference that armories will not be used as hostels this year for the expected 400,000 student hitch-hikers. Instead, schools will be used. The federal contribution to transient youth services is estimated at $1,153,000. QUESTIONS TIMING David Orlikow (NDP-Winnipeg North) said that by announcing the program now, the government is giving voluntary organizations five to eight weeks to develop projects. "Nothing could be more ridiculous than to expect that really useful projects will be developed in that time." When the summer is over, he predicted, "we will find that a good deal of the money went for the same kind of useless projects which we saw operated by the Company of Young Canadians." Creditiste Leader Real Caouette said the government is applying band-aids to serious wounds. "The students expected better." SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Cepacol Mouthwash/Gargle 99 14 oz. Suggested List 1.40, SPECIAL......... FACELLE Royale Facial Tissue 3-pIy large box or man size. White. Sugg, list 2 for 85c. 39' KOTEX PLUS SANITARY NAPKINS 12s KO0 SPECIAL ... *#W 1 -W SPECIAL ..... B MAGIC MOMENT Foam-in Hair Color SUGG. O'W LIST 3.49. F.D.S. FEMININE DEODORANT 3 types - 3 oz. spray mist, spray powder, or cleansing foam. Urt'i.Se. 1 SPECIAL..... 1 VICK'S VAP0-RUB 1% oz. Sugg. List 69c. C*lf( SPECIAL............. Of VICKS FORMULA 44 Cough Arrestor. 3 oz. A "iff Sugg, list 1.29. SPECIAL f * Open Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sunday; and Holiday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m to 9 p.m Super Savings Everyday At . . . I ^ SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS ENGAGED - The White House today released this official picture of Tricia Nixon and her fiance Edward Finch Cox who are engaged to be married June 5. Grammy awards made HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water has won six Grammy awards-the recording industry's counterpart of the movies' Oscars and television's Emmys. The awards, gold-plated miniatures of an old-style horn phonograph, went to the song Tuesday night as the best record, album and song of the year and as the best contemporary song, the best-engineered recording and the best-aranged vocal recording. The Carpenters, brother and sister ballad singers, were honored in two categories-as best new artists of the year and for best contemporary vocal performance by a duo, group or Commissioner 'highly successful"" EDMONTON (CP) - Alber-ta's full-time agricultural trade commissioner has been such a success the government is seriously considering appointing a second commissioner. Agriculture Minister Henry Ruste told the legislature Tuesday. During a review of his department's activities during the last year, Mr. Ruste said the appointment last year of Harry Hargreaves as agricultural trade commissioner has been "highly successful" and the commissioner had travelled extensively to promote Alberta produce, mainly in the Pacific rim countries. "We now have to look at having two such trade commissioners." Mr. Ruste's speech took 2% hours to deliver and, at the regular adjournment time of 10:30 p.m., he adjourned the debate to enable him to complete his review at a later date. It was the longest speech so far during the month-old session. The wide-ranging speech covered the department's activities in extension, programs, marketing, crop insurance, and its role in the consultative process with the federal agriculture department on new or proposed agricultural programs. Mr. Ruste read into the record proceedings of the agricultural outlook conference in Ottawa last January and took the progressive conservative opposition to task for failing to suggest viable alternatives to present provincial agricultural programs. "It's obvious the opposition can't come up with anything constructive because they don't know the subject mater," Mr. Ruste said. The agriculture minister, speaking ait times to only 29 members in the 65-seat legislature, said the provincial department's emphasis on the marketing of produce "is leading in Canada." Referring to many changes taking place in agriculture, such as the new federal stabilization program and the federal report on the future of agriculture in the next decade, Mr. Ruste said many of the changes "should have taken place many years ago if our leaders had acted instead of just talking." "We can't return to the 13th or 19th century in agriculture. Mr. Ruste said many existing national agriculture programs make up a "patchwork because they were implemented during times of crisis in certain areas." He said his department's major concern was to improve the economic situation of producers and that this has to be undertaken because Alberta depends on areas outside its borders for most of its markets. On the grain stabilization program, Mr. Ruste said he was concerned that instead of reducing its support to agriculture, the federal government should be increasing it because agriculture still is a major economic factor in Canada. He said he was disappointed that the stabilization fund proposal would mean the elimination of federal payments to the Canadian Wheat Board under the temporary wheat reserves act. Under the act the federal government paid storage charges to the board on grain in excess of 178 million bushels at Aug. 1 each year. "Basically, Alberta suggested that the federal government, in place of the act, should assume the responsibility for storage on a basic grain storage of 350 million bushels a year." Mr. Ruste said Alberta believed the people of Canada should support this food bank rather than the producer. chorus. The second Grammy was for their recording of Close to You. Flip Wilson's The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress was judged the best comedy recording. The 13th annual Grammy awards of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences honor creative achievement in recording during 1970. EVENT TELEVISED The presentation ceremony was televised live for the first time. Andy Williams was master of ceremonies at the Palladium ballroom. For Beatles fans, Paul McCartney attended and was pursued by shrieking camera flashers as he ran to his car in the parking lot with his wife Linda after the awards. McCartney had collected the Grammy for himself and Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison as composers of Let it Be. The song was honored as best original score written for a motion picture or TV special. Other awards included: Best contemporary vocal performance, female: Dionne Warwick, I'll Never Fall in Love Again; male: Ray Stevens, Everything is Beautiful. Best rhythm and blues vocal performance, female: Aretha Franklin, Don't Play That Song; male: B. B. King, The Thrill is Gone. Best country vocal performance, female: Lyn Anderson, Rose Garden; male: Ray Price, Fort he Good Times. Best country song: My Woman, my Woman, my Wife by Marty Robbins. Best jazz performance, small groups or soloist with small group: Bill Evans, Alone; large group or soloist with large group: Miles Davis, Bitches Brew. Major contracts for ships ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (CP) - Jean Luc Pepin, federal minister of industry, trade and commerce todry announced major contracts for shipbuilding yards in Lauzon, Que. and Saint John, N.S. Mr. Pepin made tine announcements at a news conference here where Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd. reported the signing of a $30 million order to build two freighters for a British shipping line. Mr. Pepin said the Lauzon contract was for the construction of three 80,000 ton tankers, to be built at a cost of $53 million. The tankers, the largest ships ever to be built in Canada, were ordered by the N. J. Vardinoy-annis group of companies, Piraeus, Greece, from Davie Shipbuilding Co. of Lauzon, said Mr. Pepin. The other contract, involving three 30,000-ton petroleum-product tankers, was signed last week but not made public until today, he said. ORDERED BY U.S. FIRM The ships, to be built by Saint John Shipbuilding and Dry Docks Co., were ordered by Esso Tankers Inc., of New York. Mr. Pepin told the news conference that a combination of circumstances led to the orders -thle demand for ships, the Canadian capacity to meet the demand, the temporary federal shipbuilding assistance program, financing by the Export Development Corp. and Canadian shipbuilders' reputation for quality. He said: "We can not be sure that such circumstances will occur again, particularly because the program is a temporary one. So the companies must aggressively pursue world and domestic opportunities." "They should place extra emphasis on modernization, research and development and seek out areas into which they might diversify. Film future for Canada OTTAWA (CP) - Senator Donald Cameron (Ind-L-AI-berta) said Tuesday in a Senate debate on the film industry in Canada that the industry is a field of potentially expanding employment as well as an important cultural activity. He suggested the Canadian Film Development Corp., which invests in film productions in Canada, should have its $10-million fund doubled, at least. Henderson defends W.A.C. Bennettdam EDMONTON (CP) - The benefits to Alberta of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River far outweight its disadvantages, Health Minister J. D. Henderson told the Alberta legislature Tuesday. During debate on a Progressive Conservative opposition motion, which criticizes the Alberta government for improper management of Alberta resources in connection with the dam, Mr. Henderson said the dam has provided major flood control and possible hydroelec- $5 per acre for grassland OTTAWA (CP) - Extension of a supplementary agriculture department estimate to cover implementation of the agriculture stabilization board was approved Tuesday by the Commons miscellaneous estimates committee. Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson said the estimate of $10 million was not an addition to previous estimates, but rather an extension of the program. He said the payments to farmers for converting wheat acreage to grassland would start this year on the basis of $5 per acre the year they convert and $5 the following year after inspectors are satisfied the land is being kept out of production. Answering Gordon Ritchie (PC-Dauphin), Mr. Olson said his department projects that 1.5 million acres will be converted in 1971-72, about 500,000 acres the following year and a further one million in 1973-74. There is a limit of four million acres in the three-year program. He said mere is no certain way of estimating what the added forage land would mean in terms of increased cattle production. die -power generation benefit! not realized by many people. Mr. Henderson said he did not object to statements that the dam will affect the ecology of the Peace and Athabasca Rivers Delta. However, the province had little control over the delta because most of it was within the boundaries of Wood Buffalo National Park, which comes under federal jurisdiction. He said his major complaint was that many published objections were based on "political expediency." A report, Death of a Delta, published by a group of biologists and ecol-ogists, did not consider all aspects of the problem, he said. Mr. Henderson defended the government's action in gaining flood - control benefits and hydro potential without cost, dismissing opposition statements Alberta had been out-negotiated by British Columbia in discussions on the project. The opposition motion, moved by Conservative Leader Peter Lougheed, also suggests the legislature direct the province to seek an agreement with B.C. compensating Alberta for damages to cover the costs of remedying the effects of th# dam. Curbs planned on antibiotic OTTAWA (CP) - The federal food and drug directorate announced Tuesday an impending restriction on use of the antibiotic chloramphenicol in animals. Dr. R. A. Chapman, assistant deputy health minister, said residues of the drug may remain in food products from treated animals and this Is cause for concern because the drug can have severe effects on blood cell structure of man. Weather and road report oa above zero at a*,uunoon sunrise thursday 6:39 SUNSET 6:41 H L Pre Lethbridge ..... .. 38 22 .07 Medicine Hat ... . 37 24 Edmonton...... . 35 22 .04 4 Calgary....... . 39 17 .04 32 .01 Vancouver ..... .. 46 30 Prince Albert 34 18   Saskatoon...... . 35 20 Swift Current ... . 32 19 Moose Jaw..... . 37 26   . 32 16 Winnipeg...... .. 24 13 . 37 19 39 15 .06 19 .02 Halifax......... SO 32 .. New York....... 69 37 .. Miami.......... 84 62 .. Los Angeles ...... 74 51 .. Rome.......... 41 51 .. Paris.......... 43 50 .. London......... 40 52 .. Berlin.......... 33 53 .. Amsterdam..... 37 46 .. Madrid....... . 40 50 .. Moscow......... 18 30 .. Stockholm...... . 34 41 .. Tokyo.......... 42 57 .. Lethbridge - Medicine Hat-Calgary-mostly sunny, with some snowflurrles to midday. Winds light. Highs 35-40; overnight lows 10-20. Columbia - Kootenay-Sunny with some cloudy periods. Winds light. Highs 45-50; overnight lows 20-23. INVESTIGATE THE PIVOT SYSTEM "MOST VERSATILE SYSTEM ON THE MARKET *fc Electrically powered to maintain constant speed up or downhill TJ^ Reverses direction at touch of a button if More even water distribution throughout the entire system For full details contact: GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA P.O. BOX 1202 official as at 9:00 a.m. today courtesy of ama Highways 2, 4, 5, 23, 36 and 61 are mostly bare with patches of packed snow. Highway 3 from Taber to Monarch is covered with a thin layer of packed snow. There is a thin layer of packed snow in the Pincher Station area. Highway 6 is mostly covered with packed snow. Highway 25 has a thin layer of packed snow to Picture Butte. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff received 2 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff to Revelstoke is in good winter driving condition with slippery sections throughout. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are in good winter driving condition with a few slippery sections. Creston-Salmo highway received 1 inch of new snow. Motorists are advised to watch for slippery sections and fallen rock. PORTS oil KNTRY (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 closed. Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;