Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
a - THI MTHIRIDOI HIRAID - Thundery, March 11, 1971 Finances 'muddled' says Calgary member EDMONTON (CP) - Dave Russell (PC - Calgary Victoria Park) took up the sword on behalf of financially - strapped municipalities Wednesday and smote Alberta's Social Credit government for making a mess of things. Joining in a lengthy budget debate in the legislature, Mr. Russell said Alberta municipalities have the second highest debenture debt in Canada. Only Quebec was worse off. But instead of getting help from the provincial government, he said, the municipalities have had their assistance grants - previously based on one-third of the province's royalties from oil and gas-frozen at $38 million a year. Mr. Russell said six steps should be taken to clear the muddled municipal-finance picture, and a Progressive Conservative government would take them. The province should assume the full costs of hospital services, with local autonomous integrated boards working directly with a provincial hospital services body that has elected persons responsible for It. The province should assume the full costs of a basic educa- tion system, with local school boards able to supply additional services at supplementary costs if they wish. School boards should be given authority to levy property taxes directly. Municipalities should be allowed to assess for property taxes as they wish, but according to provincial standards. The existing and confusing system of taxes, foundation plans, levies and grants should be simplified, while equalized residential assessment and' the related education foundation plan are eliminated. Perots over 65 years of' age should pay no property taxes on their place of residence for education. Health Minister James Henderson said the province will go bankrupt if it does not place some controls on hospital costs, which had increased to $185 million from $85 million during the last five years. The Alberta government is taking steps to assist some 300 Metis people who are threatened with eviction in the. Fort Vermillion area, Municipal Affairs Minister Fred Colborne said. . Bob Dowling (PC-Edson) had what is being done B.C. teachers set to strike VANCOUVER (CP) - The British Columbia Teachers' Federation called Wednesday for a one-day strike Friday to protest "inadequate pension increases" for retired teachers. Federation president James Killeen said the action would be the first province-wide strike by the BCTF in its 55-year history. The decision to call the prov- Urge removal of federal tax on margarine TORONTO (CP) - Tho'Insti-tute of Edible Oil FootK has presented a proposal to&oderal Finance Minister Edgar Benson urging the removal of the 12-per-cent federal tax on margarine. The institute said in a statement today that margarine is the only government-recognized staple food to carry such a tax. It said the tax discriminates particularly against low-income families and families with medically restricted fat diets. The institute said margarine manufacturers and major food distributors across the country have agreed to pass on to consumer all savings resulting from a removal of the tax. ince's 22,000 teachers out of their classrooms was made during an all-day meeting of the federation executive committee. The action was planned to focus public attention on the plight of about 2,250 retired teachers, Mr. Killeen said. Proposed pension increases of from $10.50 to $21 a month are "just not good enough." Mr. Killeen said the protest will indicate that teachers in tend to continue to champion the cause of retired teachers. Pension objectives not obtained this year will be pursued, he said. Education Minister Donald Brothers, reached in Victoria, said he bad no immediae comment and would make a state-me: Penny MaTir ana Rlehollo Hum. phrles $6. Folk ballad oolo, H voire and under: Kortn Jtnion, 12. Girls' vocal oolo, if yuri and under: Patricia Odland, If. Girls' vocal oolo, U voire ind under: Bronwyn Ellington, 15. Girls' voeol oolo, 1? voare Wd under: Elolo Kalma, 15. production number II yaare and under: StophantO Holland and Company, w Grades 7 to 0: W. R. Myers Grada I Chorus, Miss Walkar, 84. \ Girls' folk long oolo, 14 yaare and under: Karen Jonton, 81. Vocal duet, 14 years and undor: Barbara Mllllkon and Wendy Vlvyur-ka 84 marks each; Mario Conrad and Myrna Conrad, 14. Girls' vocal tolo, 14 yaara and under: Karen Jensen, 87 Girls' trio, 17 years and under, open: Connie Smith, Lana Hart and Denlse Wood, 86;. Bernadette Crad-dock, Arlene Conrad and Carol West, 85. COMMUNITY CENTRSJ BLUB ROOM Mozart sonata, 17 years and under: Laurie Klnnlburgh, 85; Jim Beckman, 81. Haydn sonata, open: Elsie Kalma, 87; and Renee Harris, 14. Beethoven sonata, senior: Roy Beck-man, 88. Chopin, 17 years and under: Roy Beckman 14. 20th Century, 17 years and under: Laurie Klnnlburgh, 84. Bach, 17 years and under: Jadlne Fong, 88; Renee Harris, 87. Bach, senior: Roy Beckman, 84. LDS STAKE CENTRE CHAPEL Junior church choir, open: Knox Junior Church Choir, Mr. Edwards, 87. Family music, open: Dr. B. Wlebe Family, 85. Sacred solo, femolo, open: Elsie Kalme, 87. Girls' trio, open: Bornodotto Crad- dock, Arlene Conrad and Carol West, Classic gultlr Grada D: Janlo Anderson, 10 Electronic organ, one year of otudy: Mrs. Eifrodo Wlobo, 86. Service club ehoruo: Tiber Klwanlo Club, Mr. Mllllkon, M. Olrli' vocil tolo, IS to 17 yaara, open: Margaret Francis, 12. ^Folk ballad aolo, open: Elsie Kalma, Church choir, open: Knox Senior Church Choir, Mr. Edwards, M and COMMUNITY CINTRI , BLUR ROOM Two piano, ensemble: Elsie Kalma and Renee Harris, M and 14. Bach, f yaare and under: Kavln Wlllmi, Mi Cheryl Fletcher. 17. �eh, 11 wire and undar: Heather Klotsen 17; Marian Porklnlton 84. ,����� � wore and undar: Richard Harris, 14; Patty Klnnlburgh, 15. Bach, IS years and under: Jim Beckman, Mi Pat Peterson, 13. -Elk Rail awaits CTC verdict By JOHN M1KA Herald Ottawa Burean OTTAWA - British Columbia today argued the Canadian Pacific Railway could not give the other side of t Coin to win again in a constitutional dispute before the Canadian Trans* port Commission. The CTC reserved Judgment on the issue which could decide the fate of a Kootenay and Elk Railway application to build an 880-mile line from the Spar-wood area to the U.S. border for export of about $100 million worth of coal annually. Before the hearing ended, the three member CTC tribunal Jobless students hard to forecast OTTAWA (CP) - Manpower Minister Otto Lang told the Commons Wednesday the government cannot predict accurately how many students will find Jobs this summer. "It is not possible to make any precise calculations on matters like this" because of the many variables, he said in reply to Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield. Mr. Lang said in a statement Tuesday that private industry employed about 281,000 post-secondary students last year, and 432,000 secondary school students. State Secretary Gerard Pelle-tier, coordinator of the government's student job and travel program this year, said the public service this year will provide 23,500 Jobs. About 1,800,000 students will be coming out of universities and schools this spring. Mr. Lang told David Orlikow (NDP-Winnipeg North) that criteria by which local job programs will be approved by the federal government for funding will be published shortly. Part of the program is a $15 million fund to go to local organizations for various youth programs. The minister said final acceptance of the 3,200 post-secondary students eligible for working holidays in Europe would be the responsibility of the host countries. He was replying to Michael Forrestal' (PC-Dartmouth-Halifax East), who asked whether students would be accepted for the program on the basis of need as well as language. The minister said applications for that program are to be submitted by March 31 at manpower department offices. Prime Minister Trudeau said the federal government is in no position to influence provinces to run schools year-round or lower their fees, because education is a provincial responsibility. FIBRE FIGURE In 1970 nearly 50 million pounds of glass in fibre form was used to reinforce passenger tires, says Owens-Corning Fiberglass. Cabinet's right to commute sentences questioned by Ont. police association OTTAWA (CP) - The federal cabinet's right to commute death sentences and review life prison sentences was questioned Wednesday by the Ontario Police Association, which passed a resolution saying this prerogative should be limited to oases where mercy, has been recommended. "Why should someone who murders a cabinet minister be treated differently than someone who kills a policeman or prison guard?" asked Constable John Garfwood of Windsor, Ont., association president. Trial abolition of the death IS Check these timely priced housewares items for Spring clean-up time. at HOYT'S NORTH LETHBRIDGE TREWAX Per hardwood and linoleum floors. The perfect cleaning wax guarantees a hard oaf* long lotting finith. A quality Trewax product. *7Qitf QUARTS ONLY .................... 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At lunch, the representatives made Justice Minister John Turner an honorary member but also expressed their frustrations with the law. Mi\ Turner's luncheon speech depicted a new arrest and bail reform bill as a measure that Would enhance the police image. In the question period that followed, however, Sid Brown of Toronto an officer of the association, said members are more interested in capital punishment. "Police all over are question ing the law," Mr. Brown said. Mr. Turner said that in two of the three cases calling for capi-talpunishment since 1967, mercy was recommended. The cabinet had comuted all three death sentences including the one case in which mercy was not recommended. The last execution had taken place in 1961 and the practice of comu-tation was well established before the five-year trial abolition of capital punishment began in 1967, Mr. Turner said. Another policeman said a life sentence should mean life, not 10 years. He was applauded. Mr. Turner replied that while the cabinet may review a life sentence after 10 years, there is no automatic right of parole. Fore fashion that's eyeOK "There should be a provision that there is no possibility of parole," Constable Zoli Varga of London, Ont., interjected. Weston earnings are up slightly TORONTO (CP) - George Weston Ltd. had a seven-percent increase in sales during 1970 but earnings were up by less than one per cent. Net income totalled $15,645,000 or $1.35 a share in 1970 compared with $15,489,000 or $1.33 a share in 1969. Revenue totals were $1,001,594,000 in 1970 and $936,372,000 the previous year. Sales accounted for $997,386,000 of total revenue last year and $931,857,000 of the 1969 earnings. Weston is a diversified merchandising company and its subsidiaries include The Loblaw Companies Ltd., Eddy Paper Co. Ltd. and British Columbia Packers Ltd. Income from operations during 1970 was $14,396,000 or $1.23 a share compared with $15,432,000 or $1.33 a share the previous year. Net income included an $808,000 gain from sale of investments during 1970 while the company had a loss of $869,000 in the same category the year before. President G. E. Creber said there were lower profits from all divisions of the company except wholesale and retail fisheries. Income from the forest products division was down 40 per cent from 1969. several times asked opposing lawyers for opinions on its powers and proper course of action if it decided that the provincial incorporation papers of the K and E were ultra vires. Judgment is expected later this Spring. The K and E proposed line would connect with the Burlington-Northern Inc. route through U.S. for hauling up to the Roberts Banks superport at Vancouver. Testimony and argument on the merits of the K and E proposal was heard last December and January but the hearings resumed Tuesday to consider a last-minute revival of constitutional points raised by the CPR which opposes the application. The CPR claims the application should be thrown out on the grounds that the provincial government had no constitutional right to incorporate a railway which would be tied into an international operation. It was the converse of the argument at a previous hearing last May in which the K and E lost a bid to remove the question from federal jurisdiction on the grounds that the CTC could not infer with a provincially - chartered company. AlJastair Macdonald, representing the B.C. attorney-general's department today countered that both governments bad concurrent Jurisdiction because the K and E track would remain entirely within the province which its coal traffic would go aboard. "All that has happened is that B.C. has given its consent (to K and E's plans) and now yours is sought," he told the CTC tribunal. "It's like these estate cases requiring match-1 ing consent of provincial and federal authorities." CTC tribunal chairman Pierro Tuschereau asked Macdonald whether the K and E incorr .--ation could be challenged directly in a B.C. court "assuming we were of the opinion that the incorporation was uttra vires." Macdonald replied there was a fare procedure, (known as "scire facias", under which the company's incorporation papers could be wiped out but only with the consent of the provincial attorney-general - not likely in this case since the attorney-general specially endorsed the K and E proposal and gave it its incorporation papers. Government sets aside 35,000 acres EDMONTON (CP) - The provincial govern m e n t set aside 35,000 acres of land as natural areas in an order-ln- council. The land Is made up of 85 parcels, t varying in size from a few acres to four square miles, and is to be left in Us natural state. The parcels are scattered ta a 60-mile-wide swath of settled land running north and south west of the Edmonton* Calgary corridor. A few parcels are in the Redwater and Thorhild areas northeast of Edmonton. Cultivation will not be permitted on the designated areas. Surveys are to begin soon to find suitable public lands that might be reserved in the settled eastern parts of Alberta. Weather and road report 12:00 ABOVE uu ZERO AT jvoON SUNRISE FRIDAY 8:37 SUNSET 6:42 CBC employees win increase OTTAWA (CP) - A tentative agreement was reached Wednesday in the contract dispute between the Association of Radio and Television Employees of Canada and the CBC. Terms of the agreement, announced after non-stop bargaining sessions that began Monday, include a three-year agreement retroactive to April 1,1970. Salary increases range from 24.7 per cent for office workers now earning $3,181 and 18.1 per cent for announcers now earning $12,875. The agreement also includes improved health services benefits for tba 2,200 workers in 14 locations across Canada. The old contract expired March 31,1970. Two federal mediators handled the negotiations and Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey attended the sessions Wednesday, . Lethbridge ... Medicine Hat Pincher Creek H 34 31 20 34 18 L Pre 21 .01 Edmonton.......33 13 Banff........... 35 12 Calgary......... 36 18 Peace River......31 15 Pentieton........ 46 21 Prince George ... 38 18 Vancouver....... 45 30 Prince Albert .... 34 22 Saskatoon....... 32 18 Swift Current .... 28 22 Moose Jaw...... 31 26 Thompson ........26-10 Regina..........30 17 Winnipeg........ 34 11 Toronto......... 32 16 Ottawa......... 30 12 Montreal........ 32 16 .01 18 32 2!' 24 ,02 Quebec......... 36 St. John's........52 Halifax...... ... 47 Charlottetown .... 40 Fredericton ...... 41 22 .. New York....... 44 30 .. Washington...... 44 .. .. San Diego....... 65 53 .. Rome........... 37 59 .. Paris.......... 45 55 .. Berlin ... ... ... . 37 57 .. Brussels ... ... . . 37 45 Stockholm...... 32 39 .. FORECASTS Lethbridge - Today and Friday: Mainly sunny. Winds W15 - 20 in western sections. Lows 15-20. Highs 35-40. Medicine Hat - Today and Friday: A few clouds. Lows 15-20. Highs near 35. Kootenay, Columbia - Today: sunny. Friday: clouding over in the evening. Cold tonight. Highs today and Friday, 40 to 45; lows tonight, 10 to 20. IRRIGATION On Display In Our Showroom Now # A & M Irrigation Fittings # Buckner and Rain Sprinklers # Alcan Irrigation Tubing # AC and Chrysler Pumping Units Come in and meet our sales representatives! "CALE" HARRIS "DICK" ORSTEN "BERT" ERICKSON GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highways 2, 4, 8, 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 ard fallen rock. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coults 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."., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.