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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Tumday, March 19, 1974 Mobile home Free debt Europe in no mood to be pushed around financing available EDMONTON (CP) A program to assist Alberta residents in the purchase of mobile homes was announced 'Monday by Provincial Treasurer Gordon Mimely. Treasury branches in the province will provide mobile home financing at lower interest rates and for longer terms than those currently available from other lending institutions. Mr. Miniely said there is a real need for mobile home financing on terms and interest rates which will make it possible for average and lower income citizens to acquire such accommodation. "The need is becoming more obvious because ot the rapidly increasing cost of residential homes." service planned VICTORIA (CP) Legislation to establish a free government debt counselling service was introduced into the British Columbia legislature Monday by Consumer Services Minister Phyllis Young. BRUSSELS (AP) The Eu- ropean Common Market (ECM) made clear here that Europe is in no mood to be pushed around by the United States. Diplomatic sources here in the headquarters of the nine- country market indicated that the offensive by President Nixon and State Secretary Henry Kissinger against the European allies last week hit a raw nerve. They said Nixon's threat to withdraw U.S. troops from Europe unless the ECM co- operates with Washington on trade and foreign policy might provide Europeans with unity that has eluded them. EEC delegations said Com- mon Market foreign ministers were not planning any special meetings to discuss what they described as a virtual U.S. ul- timatum. Ths main beneficiaries of the row are the French, previously the odd men out because of their anti- American stance at the Washington energy confer- ence in February and other re cent exchanges with the U.S. "In getting Nixon and Kissinger to speak as bluntly as they have done, the French have forced the Americans to break a European diplomat said. "This time it is the Americans who have lost their cool, whereas previously it was the French who were losing theirs." The Europeans are still trying to straighten out the question of why Nixon and Kissinger have chosen to take such a hardline approach. USED ALUMINUM PRESS PLATES 009 in thickness Size Ideal for lining between studs of buildings, sheds, etc., or under roofing. ZuCeachoru for' Apply Circulation Department The Lethbridge Herald Dateline Alberta Faith healing debunked King killer gets hearing EDMONTON (CP) A police analysis of a blood sample taken from an operation on a human by a psychic faith healer in the Phillipines shows that the blood came from an animal, an RCMP spokesman said Monday.- The analysis by the RCMP's laboratory was done after the sample was submitted by an Edmonton resident who had gone to the Phillipines to be operated on by the healers, the spokesman said. The spokesman said the police laboratory also analysed a medicine sold by the healers for 50 for four ounces James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is Famed bush pilot dies taken back to the Tennessee State Prison at Nashville Monday after a hearing r in U.S. District Court on whether he should be released from solitary confinement. In the left foreground is Warden Jim Rose, behind wearing sunglasses is Ray Others in the photograph were not indentified. Phone 327-4501 to leam about being a Foster Parent 2500 Alberta children are waiting for your call Trunk you could share your family with a lonely Be a Foster Parent There are some 2.500 Alberta children right now who desperately need the kind of affection and concern that only good Foster Parents can provide Most of them are teenagers, grown al- most to adulthood without the benefit of parental care AH are m need of a special kind of patience and understanding HEALTH SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT If you think you can help by sharing your family, please give us a call We offer no material rewards other than an allowance for child s board, clothing, health care arsd tuition There are very few reslnc- tionsas to your age. sex or lifestyle The mam thing is that you should care If you're of Fdster Parent we hope you are you fll know that the true reward is making a fnend for life BE A POSTER PARENT CALU403) 327-4501 COLLECT EDMONTON (CP) A memorial service will be held Wednesday for Henry Winston Hayter, one of Canada's best- known northern bush pilots, who died Sunday at the age of 74. Mr. Hayter flew the' first passenger flight from Dawson City in the Yukon to Edmonton and went on to become a northern legend. In 1933, when a barge with a crew of 11 men became lost in a storm on Great Bear Lake, he flew an unheated, single engine aircraft over more than square miles of open water for 11 straight days, located nine survivors and flew them to safety Dress rules softened EDMONTON (CP) Seasonal workers in city -parks, who last summer protested an order banning the wearing of shorts and T-- shirts have gained a softening in the dress code regulations. Alf Savage, superintendent of the city's- parks and recreation .department, said the 300-400 person staff, such as those who cut the grass, will this year be allowed to wear T-shirts, provided .they are neat and clean.. Shorts might be. acceptable in some instances but long trousers are- a safety factor when operating rotary lawn mowers, Mr. Savage added. Shooting suspect, held EDMONTON (CP) Kenneth Harold Holwaychuk, 23. was arrested during the weekend and charged with of David Merchant, 27, whose wounded arm later had to be amputated Mr. Merchant told attempted murder m the Police he was shot by a man street shooting last Tuesday attempting a holdup on him. Finance minister apologizes OTTAWA (CP) Finance Minister John Turner apolo- gized Monday for confusing the Commons about the effect of oil export tax revenue on federal payments to the seven less-wealthy provinces. He told Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield that nothing was said to mislead MPs but there had been some ambiguity about the decision to exclude petroleum export tax money from the calculation for paying the equalization payments to all provinces but Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta Mr. Stanfield said last week the government planned origi- nally to take oil tax money into account, then changed its mind. He called for an explanation. Mr Turner said Monday he was under the impression Jan. 4. when he made a statement referred to by Mr. Stanfield, that the law would require consideration of the oil tax revenue. But he had been advised later by federal lawyers that this was not the case. Equalization payments totalled 4 billion in 1973. Oil tax revenue is shared equally by Ottawa and the oil- producing provinces, primarily Alberta. Taking the money into account for equalization purposes would have the effect of raising federal payments to the seven have-not provinces. Mr. Turner, when he spoke Jan. 4. estimated the cost from Oct. 1, when the tax took effect, to Jan. 31 at million If no legislative changes were made, Ontario would qualify eventually for equalization payments, he said Hodgson under attack as north bill debated By DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) The federal government was' accused of having a colonial and paternal attitude toward the North as debate began Monday on legislation to enlarge the Northwest and Yukon territorial councils. Wally Firth (NDP Northwest Territories) told the Commons that north- erners are ruled by an autocratic commissioner because Ottawa refuses to make the post an elected office. Stuart Hodgson, the current commissioner of the Northwest Territories, holds office by federal appointment. Mr. Firth said the commis- sioner controls everything from budgets to beer sales. Flora MacDonald and the Islands) said the commissioner should be stripped of his control over northern finances. She will at- tempt to introduce amendments to this effect. The two MPs. northern af- fairs critics for their respective parties, were speaking on legislation to increase the Yukon territorial council to 12 members from seven and add one new member to the 14-seat Northwest Territories council The changes in the STUART HODGSON Canada, Cuba talk trade HAVANA Canada Northwest Territories council also would remove the last four members appointed by Ottawa and make their posts elected YES VOTES RELUCTANT Mr. Firth, the first native northerner elected to the Commons, said he will support the bill because it represents "a small step toward the political development of the Northwest Territories." But far more must be done to move northerners along the road to self-government. Miss MacDonald took a sim- ilar position, saying her party will vote for the bill even though it takes only "a few faltering steps" in the right direction. The bill was given second reading and sent for detailed study to the Indian affairs and northern development com- mittee Northern Affairs Minister Jean Chretien said the bill will make important changes and further reform measures will be announced in the years ahead. The proposed legislation was discussed in advance and was approved by current members of both territorial councils, he said. NOT SO WEAK Ottawa has tried consistently to increase the independence of the two councils and both have more power than they are given credit for, he said. But Mr. Firth said the real power in the Northwest Terri- tories lies with Mr Hodgson. "a middle-level civil servant who is not a representative of the people." Where else could a civil ser- vant say "Uiou shalt not dnnk or buy wine or This had happened recently at Pond Inlet. N.W T. Where else, he asked, could a civil servant dissolve a legislature or fly at whim in tns own "Air Forde P" He said taxpayers should know the cost of the twin- eripir.e executive jet Mr Hodgson uses for travel. ;