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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ULSTER'S GRIEF -. Mrs. Mary Cooley weeps and is comforted by Lt. Col. David Anderson in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mrs. Cooley had just turned over a cheek for a few hundred dollars for the use as families of three slain soldiers so wish. Money was obtained in a door to door collection near the spot where three young Royal Highland Fusiliers were slain last week. Col. Anderson is the group's commanding officer. Thatcher vs. Gardiner REGINA (CP) - The ultima turn was clear: Either Wilf Gardiner follow orders or resign. But he did neither and was fired. It was in a matter of a few days between the beginning of the controversy and the end for the director of Homecoming '71, the province-wide celebration aimed at tourist promotion. If it was a test of strength in the Liberal party between Mr Bonds allocated OTTAWA (CP) - Investors' orders for the government's new offer of $475 million in bonds were allocaetd among the three maturities today. The finance department announced orders would be accepted for: -$100 million of five-per-cent bonds due April 1, 1974, -$175 million of 5.5-per-cent bonds due Oct. 1,1976, and -$200 million of 6.25-per-cent bonds due April 1,1980. Check Capitoll Before You Buyt CARPET and LINO (Complete Installations!) Free Estimates I No Ob(faationl| PHONE 327-8578 Capitol Furniture "The Carpet House of thG SwUm" The bonds were offered Monday to raise $425 million for the redemption of bonds falling due April this year, and $50 million for general treasury purposes. The first two issues were offered at face value, and the third at 99 per cent of face value, yielding investors 6.4 per cent a year when held to maturity in 1980. The Bank of Canada agreed to take a minimum of $150 million of the new bonds but today's announcement, as usual, did not indicate what amount the bank was left to buy. COOL ROBBERY JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - Police investigating a burglary at an ice cream factory found two young South Africans unconscious in the deep freezer, where they had bidden. THE VERY LATEST SHOE STYLES FOR SRPING ARE NOW AT MflfifliNJQ WORLD OF SHOES 317A 6th STREET SOUTH Postal troubles costly OTTAWA (CP) - Labor trouble has cost the post office an estimated $31 million in lost revenue in the fiscal year ending this month, says Jean Pierre Cote, minister in charge of the department. Mr. Cote told the Commons communications committee the post office suffered a staggering loss of an estimated $120 million in 1970-71. The total is $45.6 million more than original estimates and tops even the anticipated $113.6 million deficit for 1971-72 The minister blamed the growth in the deficit on a shortfall of $47.9 million in anticipated revenue, the result of a decision last winter not to increase rates and a drastically reduced volume of m a i 1 handled. An additional factor was the wage settlement signed in the fall with the Council of Postal Unions. During 1970, the post office was hit first with a violent dispute in Montreal with privately-employed mail truck drivers. Rotating strike action across the country followed in the summer after a year-long contract dispute with the postal unions. Mr. Cote said every effort now is being made to restore public confidence in the post office. He added, However, that legislation to increase postal rates will be presented to Parliament, probably sooner than later. Mr. Cote also indicated that a new fourth-class parcel post service is soon to be made available to large mail-order businesses. Sealing ship crushed in heavy ice HALIFAX (CP) - Heavy ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence today claimed a second sealing vessel, crushing the 24-foot craft and sending it to the bottom off the Magdalen Islands. The rescue centre here said he 10-man crew of the small craft were picked up from two ice pans by a helicopter from S'ummerside, P.E.I. The men were reported in good shape. The vessel, normally used for fishing lobsters, was caught in heavy ice late Tuesday and sank early today. The 60-foot Lucy Carmel, also out of the Magdalens and also with a crew of 10, was lost in a similar manner last Friday. -It was the premier all the way Gardiner, a former cabinet minister and the son of a former political strongman in the province, and Premier Ross Thatcher, it was no contest. Mr. Thatcher still � very much in charge and Mr. Gardiner is unemployed. The son of James G. Gardiner, whose Liberals ruled the province from 1929 to 1934 and again from 1935 to 1944, defied the premier's edict that homecoming grants could be applied to only one project in each city or area to avoid duplication and ineffectiveness. TOUGH FOR GARDINER For Mr. Gardiner it was just too tough a row to hoe in the $16,840-a-year job. "... After making commitments to almost every municipality in Saskatchewan I would not be able to now go back to them and reverse former policies," he said when faced with the announcement by Mr Thatcher that the grants would be limited. Mr. Thatcher drew the line there however and said a meeting was to be arranged with the 11 Homecoming zone chairmen to discuss programs with the new director, Les Donnelly. The former, or m i s i n t e r-preted, policy he had followed was that the grant of $2 per capita or 50 per cent of the total cost of a Homecoming project' to a maximum of $125,000, could be applied to more than one project. But the premier said after Mr. Gardiner was fired that all previously authorized or committed projects would be honored. Mr. Donnelly is a former director of the Saskatchewan Safety Council and has been as>-sociated with Homecoming since 1966 when he was president of the Saskatchewan Tourist Association. The idea was first considered at that time. The New Democratic Party Opposition, which has asked for an investigation of the Homecoming program by a committee of the whole house, took issue with the government action. SAYS POLICY REVERSED Opposition Leader Allan Btak-eney said limiting the grants to just one project was a reversal of policy. It was not a question of whether the former director had approved multiple projects, he said, but whether the minister in charge, Clarence Estey, had also approved them "and he did." Mr. Gardiner insists he was merely following policy previously approved by the government. The 56>year-old former public works minister in the province, says he drew up the Homecoming grants policy from the 1967 centennial grants program of which he was minister in charge. He was defeated in Melville in 1967 by an NDP candidate. The regulations were approved and signed by Industry Minister Estey who, he said, was aware of "our policies and interpretations." 'I was given to understand by IN HOT WATER Pupfish have adapted to and thrive in water from 90 to 100 degrees F. and six to 10 times as salty as the oceans. Police identify accident victim HIGH LEVEL (CP) - RCMP today released the name of an Edmonton man who was killed in a two-car, head-on collision near here. The collision about 10 miles north of the northern Alberta community killed Michael Bpd-naruk, 56. Mr. Estey that he then took it to cabinet and it was approved." Mr. Gardiner has made some fairly vociferous statements in public since his dismissal, not least among them that the premier had interfered in the operations of Homecoming. He also called for Mr. Thatcher's resignation. Mr. Thatcher seemed to deliver the coup de grace to Mr. Gardiner's public service future under the Liberals when he was asked in the legislature whether his former cabinet minister, on leave of absence as deputy minister of co-operatives and co-op-* erative development, would return to that job. The premier rose without a pause and answered curtly: "No." PREMIER THATCHER . . . Test of strength Dollar values MONREAL (CP) - U.S. dollar in terms of Canadian funds down 3-32 at $1.00 9-16. Pound sterling up % at $2.43%. Thursday, March It, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 15 Schools as hostels hit by Sask. trustees REGINA (CP) - The Saskatchewan School Trustees Association has expressed concern over an announcement by Defence Minister Donald Mac-donald that schools will be used as hostels for transient youth this summer. George Slater of Prince Albert, president of the association said "if the federal government can dictate the use of schools to the province's boards then the government has a direct responsibility to assist the boards financially." He called on all provincial boards to write the federal government advising it the use of schools is the responsibility of the elected school boards, not. the federal authorities. Mr. Slater said he was concerned the government "stepped in and told us without any consultation." He said it is possible many boards are planning other uses for schools this summer. W. A. Herle, separate school board director of education, said the board has not been consulted and the matter likely will come before a meeting. Last year military buildings across Canada were used to house travelling youths. L. G. B e r g s t r o m, deputy minister of education, said his department knows nothing about the proposal. "It seems to us the local boards would be pretty interested, to put it mildly." i Cold Duck What an absurd, ridiculous, inappropriate, dumb name for a great new sparkling wine. Actually, there is a reason for it. The name Cold Duck is a literal translation of a German pun. At the end of a party, guests would mix left-over wines together... calling the results "Kalte Ende" or "cold ends". Then the last word, "Ende" was jokingly changed to "Ente", meaning literally, "duck". But there's no joking about the taste of Andres Cold Duck wine. It's a tingling, unstuffy blend of Champagne and fine sparkling Burgundy. It maketh merry. If s new from Andres. You'll like it. ANDRES COLD DUCK... a blend of Champagne and fine sparkling Burgundy. Andres Fine Wines Andres Wines (Alberta) Ltd.  PARAMOUNT  CRESTWOOD  PARKWOOD # GLENDALE Featuring the new  McGUINESS m MARINER WIDES FRED KEIVER KARL WILDE ERIC BOULTER 2 or 3 Bedrooms Completely Furnished Carpeting PRICED FROM . ........ $ 9995 FRIDAY - SATURDAY-SUNDAY March 19-20-21 FREE COFFEE and DONUTS SERVED erta^s Largest tale Dealer 99 EAST ON HIGHWAY 3 (TABER HIGHWAY) PHONE 327-1986 ;