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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE irtHMIDGE KERAID Matth Finances says Calgary member EDMONTON CP Dave Russell PC Calgary Victo ria Park took up the sword on behalf of financially strapped municipalities Wednesday and smote Albertas Social Credit government for making a mess of Joining in a lengthy budget debate in the Russell said Alberta munici palities have the second high est debenture debt in Only Quebec Mas worse But instead of getting help from the provincial govern he the municipali ties have had their assistance grants previously based on onethird of the provinces roy alties from oil and at million a Russell said six steps should be taken to clear the muddled municipalfinance and a Progressive Conserva tive government would take The province should assume the full costs of hospital ser with local autonomous Integrated boaids working di rectly with a provincial hos pital services body that has elected persons responsible for The province should assume the full costs of a basic educa tion with local school boards able to supply addi tional senices at supplemen tary costs if they School boards should be given author ity to levy property taxes di Municipalities should be al lowed to assess for property taxes as they but accord ing to provincial The existing and confusing system of foundation levies and grants should be while equalized residential assessment and the related education foundation plan are Perons over 65 years of age should pay no property taxes on their place of residence for Health Minister James Hen derson said the province will go bankrupt if it does not place some controls on hospital which had increased to million from million during the last five The Alberta government Is taking steps to assist some 300 Metis people who are threaten ed with eviction in the Fort Vermillion Municipal Af fairs Minister Fred Colborne Bob Bowling PCEdson had asked what is being done n the case in which two andowners in the northwest ern Alberta disitrict have given iletis tenants eviction he landowners say reassess ment will force them to pay ugher property taxes on the Metis ramshackle homes and hey cannot afford to do Loans from a new ion industrial incentives pro gram will be made through the Alberta Commercial To keep administration costs to a Ray minis er of industry and Regional officers with the in dustrial development branch would do the initial work on oan The money would go to com munities outside federal incen tives It would be limit ed to communities with less Jian people and would go some distance to equalize competitive opportunity in the teachers set to strike VANCOUVER CCP The British Columbia Teachers Federation called Wednesday for a oneday strike Friday to protest inadequate pension in creases for retired Federation president James Killeen said the action would be the first provincewide strike by the BCTF in its 55year The decision to call the prov Urge removal of federal tax on margarine TORONTO CP TheInsti tute of Edible Oil Four has presented a proposal Finance Minister Edgar Benson urging the removal of the 12 percent federal tax on margar The institute said in a state ment today that margarine is the only governmentrecognized staple food to carry such a It said the tax discriminates particularly against lowincome families and families with medi cally restricted fat The institute said margarine manufacturers and major food distributors across the country have agreed to pass on to con sumer all savings resulting from a removal of the tax inces teachers out of ieir classrooms was made dur ing an allday meeting of the federation executive The action was planned to focus public attention on the plight of about retired Killeen Pro posed pension increases of from 50 to a month are just not good Killeen said the protesl wiE indicate that teachers in tend to continue to champion the cause of retired Pension objectives not obtained this year will be he Education Minister Donalc reached in Victoria said he had no immediae com mcsS and would make a state on the in due SENTENCE REDUCED BALTIMORE A court martial sentence of 15 months at hard labor given Virgil who returned fron Canada to face a charge o deserting from the United State Marine has b e e n re duced to nine Polston will serve out his enlistmen after finishing his th marine corps Polston re turned to face trial after spend ing 17 months in wher he married a Canadian Taber festival results listed Teacher dispute worsens QUEBEC CP Quebecs classification dispute ook a turn for the worse Wednesday night as teachers refused to resume negotiations and demanded to plead their case once again before the na tional assemblys public service Yvon president of the Quebec Teachers accused the government of changing pol icies in midstream and blamed it for the rupture in He said the teachers were talking in terms of strike action to back their demands on the classification issue J e a n P a u I public service said earlier Wednesday that meetings be tween the two parties involved in the dispute were continuing but he did not know whether talks would be held The teachers want classifi cation scale in which they are placed m different categories according to their years o experience and the kind of diploma or degree they The government has offeree to negotiate a new scale to re place the one revoked following recent teacher How the offer states that a gov ernment be used as the basis of negotiating clasifica The teachers are demanding that Regulation No 5 be only one of many criteria in nego tiating an COMMUNITY CiNTRt gradss 10 to 12 Myers High School E7 and Vocal 14 years ana under Elllngson and Pat Penny Maier and Hum Folk ballad 14 ytars and noer Karen Girls vocal 15 ytars rdr Patricia Girls vocal 14 and undsr Bronwyn Girls vocal 17 and under Elslft Production number 14 years and Stephanlt Holland and Com Moslcai IS and jrdr Karen sacred 14 ywra and onder Karen 17 Heather Kinni COMMUNITY CENTKI BLUE ROOM Piano 13 years and tindw Kathy 85 Richard 13 years and under Kathy Morris Suzanne 63 Piano 14 years and under Kathy Morris and Patty 18 and Richard Harris end Dennis piano H years and under Pat 92t tied for David ong and Brenda 81 marks each 13 years and under Fitly 85 Sheryl Piano 15 years and under 88 Rita Piano not more than two years Linda COMMUNITY CENTRE School Grades 7 to 9 R Ayers Junior High Miss Walk r Bi Girls vocal Grade 7 Marie 82 Jayne Boys vxsl Grade 7 Kevin 84 James Girls vocal Grade 8 Pauline 83 Myrna Girls vocal Grade 9 Penny 85 Margaret 84 Boys Grades 7 to 9 Avers Grade 8 Miss Girls folk song 14 years and inder Karen Vocel 14 years and jnder iarbara Milllken and Wendy Vlvyur a 66 marks each Marie Conrad and Ayrna Girls vocal 14 and irfpr Karen 87 Girls 17 years and open Connie Lana Hart and Denlse fid Bernadette Crad Arlene Conrad and Carol 85 COMMUNITY CENTRE BLUE ROOM Mozart 17 years and under Lsuna 85 Jim Beckmai 1 Haydn open Elsie 87 and Renee Beethoven senior Roy Beck 88 17 years and under Roy Beckman 20th 17 years and under aurie S4 17 years and under Jadlne 88 Renee 87 senior Roy LDS STAKE CENTRE CHAPEL Junior church open Knox Junior Church Edwards Family open Wlebe 85 Sacred open Elsie Girls open Bernadetti Crad Arlenc Conrad and Carol Classic guitar Grade D Janls An 80 Electronic one year of study 61 red a 86 Service club chorus Taber Klwanls Girls vocal 15 to 17 ait Margaret Folk ballad open Elsla 81 Church open Knox Senior hurch 84 and COMMUNITY CENTRE BLUE ROOM Two piano ensemble Elsie Kalma and Renee 83 and 9 years and under Kevin 88 Chery 11 years and under Heather Kiassen 87 Marian Parklnlson 13 years and under Richard 86 Patty KootenayElk Rail awaits CTC verdict By JOHN MIKA Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA British Columbia today argued the Canadian Pacific Railway could not give the other side of a com to win again in a constitutional dis pute before the Canadian Trans port The CTC reserved judgment on the issue which could decide the fate of a Kootenay and Elk Railway application to build an 830mile line from the Spar wood area to the border for export of about million worth of coal Before the bearing the three member CTC tribunal Jobless students hard to forecast OTTAWA CP Manpower Minister Otto Lang told the Commons Wednesday the gov ernment cannot predict accur ately how many students will find jobs this It is not possible to make any precise calculations on mat ters like this because of the many he said in reply to Opposition Leader Robert Lang said in a statement Tuesday that private industry employed about postsec ondary students last and secondary school stu State Secretary Pelle coordinator of the govern ments student job and travel program this said the pub lic service this year will provide About students will be coming out of universities and schools this Lang told David Orlikow North that criteria by which local job pro grams will be approved by the federal government for funding will be published Part of the program is a million fund to go to local or ganizations for various youth The minister said final ac ceptance of the postsec ondary students eligible for working holidays in Europe would be the responsibility of the host He was replying to Michael Forrestal DartmouthHal ifax who asked whether students would be accepted for the program on the basis of need as well as The minister said applications for that program are to be sub mitted by March 31 at man power department Prime Minister Trudeau said the federal government is in no position to influence provinces to run schools yearround or lower their because educa tion is a provincial responsibil several times asked opposing awyers for opinions on its lowers and proper course of ction if it decided that the jrovincial incorporation papers f the K and E were ultra Judgment is expected later dis The K and E proposed line would connect with the Burling onNorthern route through for hauling up to the loberts Banks superport at Testimony and argument on he merits of the K and E iroposal was heard last Decem er and January but the hear ings resumed Tuesday to con ider a lastminute revival of constitutional points raised by the CPR which opposes the ap The CPR claims the appllca ion should be thrown out on the grounds that the provincial government had no constitution al right to incorporate a rail way which would be tied into an international It was the converse of the argument at a previous hearing ast May hi which the K and E lost a bid to remove the question from federal jurisdic on the grounds that the CTC could not infer with a provincially chartered com Allastair repre senting the attorneygen erals department today coun ered that both governments lad concurrent jurisdiction be cause the K and E track would remain entirely within the pro r ince which its coal traffic would All that has happened is that has given its consent to K and Es plans and now yours is he told the CTC Its like these estate cases requiring match FIBRE FIGURE In 1970 nearly 50 million pounds of glass in fibre form was used to reinforce passenger says OwensCorning Fi Cabinets right to commute sentences questioned by police association OTTAWA CP The federal cabinets right to commute death sentences and review life prison sentences was questioned Wednesday by the Ontario Po lice which passed a resolution saying this preroga tive should be limited to cases where mercy has been recom Why should someone who murders a cabinet minister be treated differently than some one who kills a policeman or prison guard asked Constable John Garfwood of association Trial abolition of the death Check these timely priced housewares items for Spring cleanup TIME at HOYTS NORTH LETHBRIDGE 14 head with stiff greoie resistant plastic 4 AQ EACH TREWAX for hardwood end linoleum The perfect cleaning wax o hard safe long lasting A quality Trewax 7Q0f QUARTS ONLY EACH I Vjfi SIDEWALK OR PATIO PUSH BROOM 14 head with Long SPONGE Cellulose port go mopi with long 4 OQ ONLY I CORN BROOMS Qualify corn broom at a low QQtff ONLY EACH Owy KITCHEN KNIFE SPECIAL rocnt tlicer and paring knife with the new microedge hollow ground Lama wood 4 1 Q BOTH I I SHOP FOR THESE PLUS OTHER CLEANUP SPECIALS NORTH LETHBRIDGE 324 13th Street Phone 3284441 OPEN A CONVENIENT HOYTS CHARGE ACCOUNT penalty provides for capital sentences only were police or prison guards are slain while cm At the representatives made Justice Minister John Turner an honorary member but also expressed their frustra tions with the Turners luncheon speech depicted a new arrest and bail reform bill as a measure that would enhance the police In the question period that fol Sid Brown of Toronto an officer of the asso said members are more interested in capital punish Police all over are question ing the Brown Turner said that in two of the three cases calling for capi talpunishment since mercy was The cabinet had comuted all three death sentences including the one case in which mercy was not The last execution had taken place in 1961 and the practice of comu tation was well established be fore the fiveyear trial abolition of capital punishment began in Turner Another policeman said a life sentence should mean not 10 He was Turner replied that while the cabinet may review a life sentence after 10 there is no automatic right of There should be a provision hat there is no possibility of Constable Zoli Varga of Fore fashion thatseyeOK Weston earnings are up slightly TORONTO CP George ffeston had a sevenper cent increase in sales durin 197U but earnings were up by less than one per Net income totalled or a share in 1970 com nared with or share in Revenue total were in 1970 ani the previous year Sales accounted for of total revenue last year an of the 1969 earnings Weston is a diversified mer chandismg company and H subsidiaries include The Lobhrt Companies Eddy Pape and British Columbi Packers Income from operations dur ing 1970 was or a share compared with or 33 a share the previous Net income in cluded an gain from sale of investments during 1970 while the company had a loss of in the same category the year President Creber said there were lower profits from all divisions of the company ex cept wholesale and retail fish Income from he forest products division was down 40 per cent from ing consent of provincial and federal CTC tribunal chairman asked JIacdonald whether the K and E incori ation could be challenged directly in a court as suming we were of the opinion that the incorporation was Macdonald replied there was a rare known as scire under which tin companys incorporation pa pers could be wiped out but only with the consent of provincial attorneygeneral not likely in this case since tba attorneygeneral specially en dorsed the K and E proposal and gave it its incorporation Government sets aside acres EDMONTON CP The provincial govern m e n t set aside acres of land as natural areas in an orderin The land Is made up of 8J varying in size from a few acres to four square and is to be left in its natural The parcels are scattered ta a 60milewide swath of set tled land running north and south west of the Edmonton Calgary A few par cels are in the Redwaier and Thorhild areas northeast of Ed Cultivation will not be per mitted on the designated Surveys are to begin soon to find suitable public lands that might be reserved in the set tled eastern parts of Weather and road report ABOVE 00 ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Peace River Penticton Prince George Vancouver Prince Albert Saskatoon Swift Current Moose Thompson Regina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal H L Pre 34 21 31 20 34 18 33 13 35 12 36 18 31 15 46 21 38 18 45 30 34 22 32 18 28 22 31 26 26 10 30 17 34 11 32 16 30 12 32 16 18 32 27 24 22 30 53 59 55 57 45 39 36 47 Charlottetown 40 Fredericton 41 New 44 Washington 44 San 65 45 37 37 32 FORECASTS Lelhbridge Today and Friday Mainly Winds W15 20 in western Lows Highs Medicine Hat Today and Friday A few Lows Highs near Columbia To day Friday clouding over in the Cold to Highs today and 40 to 45 lows 10 to CBC employees win increase OTTAWA CP A tentative agreement was reached Wednesday in the contract dis pute between the Association of Radio arid Television Employ ees of Canada and the Terms of the an nounced after nonstop bargain ing sessions that began include a threeyear agreement retroactive to April Salary increase range from 24 7 per conl for office workers now earning and per cent for announcers now earn ing The agreement also includes improved health services bene fits for tho workers in 14 locations across The old contract expired March Two federal me dialors handled the negotiations and Labor i n i t e r Bryce Mackasey allcnded Ilic sessions On Display In Our Showroom Now A M Irrigation Fittings 9 Buckner and Rain Sprinklers 9 Alcan Irrigation Tubing AC and Chrysler Pumping Units Come in and meet our sales representatives CALE HARRIS DICK OR5TEN BERT ERICKSON GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 3273165 BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A M TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highways 36 and 61 are mostly bare with patches oi packed Highway 3 from Taber to Monarch is covered with a thin layer of packed There is a thin layer of packed snow in the Pincher Station Highway 6 is mostly covered with packed Highway 25 has 8 thin layer o packed snow to Picture Highway Trans Calgary to Banff re ceived 2 inches of new plowed and Banff to is in good winter driving condition With slippery sections throughout BanffRatuum and Banff highways are in good winter driving condition with a few slippery CrestonSalmo highway re ceived 1 inch of new Motorists nrc cdviscd to watch for shjipeiy sections arc fallen PORTS oi1 ENTRY Opening ann nosing Coults 24 hours Carway 8 n to 6 DP Honita 9 to C pm B 9 to 6 p m 21 hours PorlhillRykprls 8 to Chief Mountain It to 5 ;