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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March 11, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD -3 Dateline Alberta Play writing award made EDMONTON (CP) Tom Grainger of Vancouver has won the first annual Clifford E Lee National Playwriting Competition. The. competition was sponsored by the University of Alberta drama department and supported financially by the Canada Council and the Clifford E. Lee Foundation. Ben Traver, a drama teacher and administrator of the Lee award, said the competition was the beginning of a playwright-in-residence program at the University. The competition attracted 58 entries. Speculators complain about taxes EDMONTON (CP) Speculators holding land on the city's outskirts are protesting an assessment department ruling that in some cases will mean them paying huge increases in taxes. About 130 property owners holding undeveloped land in the agriculture-urban land use category are protesting the ruling that their land should be assessed at 65 per cent of fair market value. There are about 300 parcels of land under dispute covering between 20 and 23 square miles in the city. The parcels are part of 850 complaints to be heard by the Alberta Assessment Appeal Board. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......47 5 .19 Pincher Creek... 46 12 .09 Medicine Hat 40 13 .03 Edmonton 23 1 .11 Grande Prairie 26 9 .02 Banff.........37 22 .01 Calgary......... 23 18 .13 Victoria........ 50 34 .04 Penticton....... 50 39 FORECAST: Lethbridge Calgary Today, frequent cloudy periods, light snow beginning this evening. Winds shifting to north 20 and gusty causing some drifting or blow snow. Highs near 40. Lows 10-15. Tuesday, light snow in the morning with skies clearing in the afternoon, winds northwest and gusty. Highs 20- 25. Medicine Hat Today, mainly cloudy, highs 30-35. Lows near 15. Tuesday, light snow with occasional drifting snow, winds northwest 15-20. Highs near 25. Columbia-Kootenay Today, sunny with a few cloudy periods except mostly cloudy in the Columbia district until noon. Early morning fog patches. Tuesday, mainly sunny. Early morning fog patches. Highs both days in the 40s. Lows tonight in the 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Snow southeast. partly cloudy with few snow showers elsewhere today. Occasional snow north tonight spreading to southeast Tuesday but ending in northwest Tuesday afternoon. Colder today and Tuesday. Highs today 30 to 40 north and east 40s southwest. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Tuesday 25 to 35 north 35 to 45 south- West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today. Increasing cloudiness tonight and Tuesday with chance of snow showers.; Highs todays mostly 40s. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Tuesday 35 to 45. STOCK CHUTES REGULAR OR AUTOMATIC HEAD GATE Stock Backs, Corral Gates, and Fence Posts are also available at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. March 18. 1974. Highway 3 east. Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, snow covered throughout with very slippery sections, especially through towns. Highway 3 west, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod. snow covered throughout with very slippery sections. Caution is advised. Fort Macleod to B.C. boundary has light snow decreasing toward the Crowsnest Pass, and occasional slippery sections. Highway 4. Lethbridge to Coutts. snow covered throughout with slippery sections- Highway 5. Lethbridge to Cardston and Waterton. snow covered with sections of hard packed snow and ice. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton. generally bare and dry with occasional light snow. Highway 2 north. Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, snow covered throughout with very slippery sections and compact snow through the towns. Edmonton and the Leduc area have blowing snow and black ice. Caution is advised. Highway 2 south, Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway. snow covered and slippery throughout with sections of compact snow. Highway 23, Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River, mainly bare with slippery sections. Highway 36. Taber to Brooks, reently opened with heavy snow. Plowing is still in progress. Highway 1 Trans-Canada east. Calgary to Medicine Hat. mainly bare with slippery sections. Medicine Hat to Swift Current has good driving conditions with occasional slippery sections. Travel is not recommended in the Saskatchewan area. Highway 1 Trans-Canada west. Calgary to Exshaw, mainly bare and dry with slippery sections. Exchaw to Banff, mainly bare and dry. Banff to Golden, mainly bare with slippery sections. Golden to Rpvelstoke. a trace of snow and occasional slippery sections. Banff-Jasper Highway, has a trace of snow. Plowing and sanding are hi progress. Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until H p.m.; Wild Herse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooseville 7a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Canada Customs boars moved one earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on daylight Political foes pay Jack top compliment OTTAWA (CP) Free-swinging Jack Horner, the MP for Crowfoot who moves easily from cowpunching to slamming his opponents, has just won the supreme compliment of his peers by being re-elected chairman of the Commons transport committee. The Alberta Progressive Conservative was nominated for the position by the Liberals, whom he has flayed unmercifully for years. The motion was carried unanimously by the eight Liber- als, two New Democrats, one Social Crediter and seven fellow Conservatives on the committee. This was a tribute to Mr. Homer's performance last year, when he surprised political observers with his deft work as committee chairman. He is one of the few opposition members ever to hold a Commons committee chairmanship. The Liberals, remembering the Conservative MP's record, were gloomy when Mr. Horner was first elected transport chairman last year with New Democratic support. But in an interview more than a year later committee member Joe Guay (L-St. Boniface) said: "My own feeling is that Jack was one of the best chairman I have seen in operation. I think he plays fair ball." Mr. Guay, parliamentary secretary to Transport Minister Jean Marchand and one of the leading Liberals on the com- mittee, said he thinks Mr. Horner will do a "tremendous job" this year. The Alberta cattle rancher also received praise from the New Democrats. "I think he has done a good said Arnold Peters Such bouquets were unheard of before the member from Crowfoot won the transport committee chairmanship in January, 1973. Until then Mr. Horner had a reputation as a tough partisan whose zeal in opposing the government on the Commons agriculture committee was almost legendary. The big, 47-year-old rancher has fought the Liberals with zest and occasionally has tangled with his own colleagues in 16 turbulent years as a federal MP. While he was Conservative agriculture critic the Commons agriculture committee was frequently in an uproar. His booming voice and hearty laugh often dominanted the meetings. A tall, broad-shouldered man, Mr. Horner remains a dominant figure in the transport committee but Liberals say they have been surprised at how fair a chairman he has been. "I was surprised that so many members felt I couldn't do Mr. Horner said in a recent interview. But he admitted, with a laugh, "I felt it would be damned difficult to keep quiet and not ask questions." He said he found the committee chairmanship an easier job than he expected. Remembering his own battles with tough chairmen in the past, he had decided to run the committee with a fairly loose rein. In his first term as chairman, Mr. Horner probably had more trouble with his Conservative colleagues than he had with Liberal or New Democratic members. "At times it didn't seem as if I bad a very good working rela- tionship with some Conservatives, but basically I he said. He feels the chairman's job is to ensure that legislation is pushed through the commitee once it is thoroughly examined. Some Conservatives objected to this view but eventually under- stood him, Mr. Horner said. He often rejected Conservative motions he considered out of order. On the other hand, he allowed certain motions that were bitterly opposed by Liberals. The Liberals may have at least one ulterior motive in throwing enthusiastic support behind Mr. Horner as chairman of the transport committee. "It's a good spot to have Jack said Mr. Guay, recalling Mr. Homer's performance as an opposition critic in the agri- culture committee. The Crowfoot MP says he is not particularly wedded to the chairman's job. Before this week's meeting, he said: "If they don't want me as chairman, my feelings won't be particularly hurt. I will go back to being the bad guy on the committee, which I don't mind either." UofL music people busy Members of the University of Lethbridge music department have recently reported involvement in a number of off-campus activities. Professor Louie Chapman is adjudicating piano classes at the Cardston Music Festival. A piano sonata composed by Dean Blair, chairman of the music department, was recently performed during a faculty recital program at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Two vocal works by Professor K. L. Hicken have been accepted for inclusion in a March 30 choral workshop, being held in conjunction with this year's Mormon Festival of Arts at Brigham Young University. ...mn WflKMWfi fl LOT OF 05 LATELY ?P Loafing lisDessly around the house? Are you tired of slaying home night after night with nothing to do? Give youselT a break today! Get in on some fun! Learn to dance away boredom! Meet some new, interesting people. Go lo their parties make some fun! YOURSELF A PEAK TODAY! LMMMM fust Monte Cristo Academy 426-13th Strati North Book throws Portugal into political turmoil JACK HORNER rumors 'false' NEW YORK (AP) Tricia Nixon Cox again defends her father in connection with the Watergate political espionage scandal and denies rumors that her marriage is failing. In a copyright article in the April issue of Ladies' Home Journal, Mrs. Cox has these comments: Watergate: "I think that history will record that Watergate was a politically- motivated matter that used the mistakes of a handful of foolish people to try to force out of office, by resignation or by impeachment, a man who was innocent of all the fiction, not fact, of which he was accused." her marriage: "We do love each other. We are not divorcing." income taxes: "Ed and I did pay our proper taxes." Hodgkins disease: "I do not have Hodgkins disease or any other serious illness. I feel fine." Cox and Nixon: "The rumor that has to be one of the most ridiculous is that Eddie and Daddy don't like each other, that they can't stand to be in the same room alone together. Their philosophy is very much the same, I cannot think of anything on which they disagree." An analysis By HENRY GINIGER New York Times Service LISBON A book by a general seeking to make his pen as mighty as his sword has changed the face of Portuguese politics. The book is called "Portugal and the and it burst upon a startled Portuguese public Feb. 22 like a bomb. It not only constituted a slashing attack on the war that Portugal has conducted for 13 years in her African colonies but it also came from a man highly honored for his contribution to that war. And the general held the second highest post in the country's defense organization. Gen. Antonio De Spinola, deputy chief of staff of the armed forces, and suddenly Portugal's most successful author, was dismissed last Thursday under pressure from an outraged right. The right has controlled the country's political, military and business life for close to 50 years. Dismissed with Spinola was Gen. Francisco De Costa Gomes, the chief of staff, who had sided with his viewpoint. For the moment both men have kept their rank and status as active officers. What Spinola, who is 63 years old, will do now or what will be done with him is one of the big questions in Lisbon. His book reads like a program of government by somebody who wants power because he feels it is urgent to find a solution for a 13-year war that he argues cannot be won by military means. The note of urgency is set in its opening lines: "Portugal is living today, without doubt, one of the gravest hours, if not the most grave, of her history." He goes on to say that never has the very essence of the nation faced such great dangers as now. The first edition had a print order of a phenomenal number in a country where a serious work is considered a best seller if copies are sold. "The book of the a smiling bookshop owner said as he wrapped another copy of the 244-page volume. His and other bookshops have been selling out as fast as they have been supplied. The public reception reflects not only interest in the subject but also long pent up yearnings for a way out of a political, economic and military morass. The feelings were pent up because censorship has long been a daily fact of life for Portuguese news media and freedom of expression has not been known for two generations. Freedom to express an opinion opposed to the war in Africa has been particularly limited and those who have sought to use that freedom have been branded as Communist subversives and oftert imprisoned and tortured. When opposition candidates sought to criticize the war in the elections for the National Assembly last October, the police moved in and broke up the meetings. The candidates then withdrew from the election leaving the official party to monopolize the assembly, the country's only official forum of debate. SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY) OPTICAL MttSCRimON CO. 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