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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH! IETHBRIDGE HTRMO e costs probe urged by FI'MONTOV (CM'1 Grant t h e Progressive Conservative Notlev ti'e lone New Democrat i coverommt's Sl.wMrillion bud- In the AMvria legislature grt wos a "middle-class budget cd Monday night for a commit- middle-class tames tec investigation into ing medical care costs. Din-ing budget debate. Notely N'DP Spirit River- I for the poor. ru'.d middle-class coucvrus." "Tlw government was saying and doing precious little Fairviewl said care Mr. Nolley wanted tlu-rc is costs had soared more than S3 frustration in even' pint of the per cent Iwtween 1970 and 1371, I province and no amount of to million from S73.5 mil- Conservative "bragging about new directions will hide the fact there are s'.ill nvwiy social problems to be solved." He rapped the new ment for abandoning tlie hu- Eovern- lion. During tiie same period, pay- ments to doctors by the Alber- ta Medical Care. Insurance Commission jumped 2.1 per.......... cent to an average of S57.0CO, man resources research coun- from an average of MS.W. i cii, describing it as the "tower- Mr Not Icy said a committee ing achievement" of the previ- ropresenting" the medical pro-j ous Social Credit adnnr.istra- fession, members of the leg- j tion. islature and the public r-V.ould: The action showed how "examine the whole area little concern this government lo 'bring these wts line." i really has in the right against Tne Alberta XDP leader said I poverty in this province." soundin trom EDMONTON fCPl Tlic first budget by Alberta's first; Progressive Conservative gov- eminent ''smwth sound- inti and places much emphasis -style" but drcpixxl below expectations, Hr.n-y Strom said in the leg- ishiure Morutoy. Mr. SM-OIU sniH t'-e )ion budget, which provides for borrowing of million, more than double the prov- ince's public debt and is a "clear indication that the gov- ernment intrnds to plunge the province Into s debt program that will mortgage Albertan5 for years (o come.1' At eight per cent Interest, he said, a loan will cost the province nlrnosl ?-H million. I Mr. Strom said Premier Pe- ter Loughecd's government has little to reduce spending by creating now positions in various government di'part- merits since it tool; office last i September, The Social Credit Party lead- er chidcd the Conservatives for claiming a balanced operating I budget. Actually, if the govern- ment had used last year's bud- getting procedures, it would have 'wound up with a Si'vinil- lion operating deficit. Mr. Strom said Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely managed to avoid a deficit by j transferring S23 million in high- w a y s spending from the op- erating lo the capita! account. WAITING AND WATCHING Moury Graham of Toledo, Ohio, a self described "amateur hobo" and steam train buff, at Penn Central railroad auct- ion in Philadelphia Monday as ihe railroad started selling thousands of antique and surplus railroad items. (AP Mr. Notlcy said tlio govern- ment's decision to exempt se- nior citizens from the 30-mill property tax for education will be a "windfall for the rich." Tho elderly person living In a tenement would get a year, those living in senior cit- izens' lodges and homes wiU get nothing, while the man with a borne would save a year in education taxes. Much had been said by the Conservatives about saving the family farm, the NDP spokes- man said, but "this budget isn't going lo do much saving. Agriculture would get only 1.45 per cent of the budget and "Ihis increase isn't going to set the prairie on fire." There was nothing in the budget for Ihe forgotten and There would be less money for the single men's hostels in Edmonton and Calgary, a 50-per-ccnt reduc- tion in spending on human re- sources and no increase in funds for Metis rehabilitation. .MUST WAIT Dave King (PC Edmonton Highlands) said Ihe budget was not a perfect document but was a "dear, explicit ex- planation of the province's re- sources and a clear admission that some things must wait." It did, however, raise con- fidence in "what the next few years will bring. Graham HarJo (PC Stet the legislature's newest I member, made a plea for more assistance to the province's ru- ral areas, particularly villages and hamlets. Mr. Harie won on his seat in a February byelec- lion. Gordon Stromberg C'amrose) said small-growth cen Ires are encountering difficulty in their attempts to stay alive, and suggested it would help if t h e government encouraged city people on welfare to move j to rural centres. Debate was adjourned by i .Neil Crawford, minister of j health and social development. In other business removal of all restrictions relating to the color of margarine is the ob- of one of six govern- ment bills given first reading t bv Ihe House. j A proposed amendment t o the Margarine Act would strike out a section which makes it unlawful for a per- son to soil or ixissess marga- rine that might be mistaken for butter. A proposed amendment lo tho Research Council Act would increase council meni- ership to 15 from 10 to pro- vide for greater industrial rep- resentation. Also proposed were minor amendments to the Public Highways Development Act, the Judicature Act and the Public Service VeMcles Act. in- cluding one that would class ambulances as commercial ve- i hides. The other bill would make Ihe city of Calgary liable for any to Calgary er Ltd. facilities at the Bears- paw reservoir and dam, which Calgary needs to use to obtain a portion of its water supply from the How River. I NO CHANGES I The government is not plan- ning any changes in tiie Ex- propriation procedures A c! this year. Attorney General Merv said in the leg. islature. He told Julian Koziak ICdmonton Stratbcona) that the j Institute of Lav; Research anr i Reform has been studying propriation procedures for i more than a year and will sub- mit a report by the end of the I year. Changes made in quotas for barley and rapesecd WINNIPEG (CP) Changes In producer delivery quotas for rapesecd and selected barley announced today by the Canadian Wheat Hoard. A t ijicreaso, rais- ing UK regular rapcseed quota to 10 bushels per quota acre rom eight, has been an- horized for all delivery points n the designated area. A five-bushel increase, rais- jig the quota for low erucic cid rapeseecl varielies to 20 jushels per quota acre from 15, also authorized at all de- very points. A second carlot of selected ix-row barley, provided it is of le conquest variety, has also jeen authorized by the wheat ward. The chs-nge is designed 3 meet additional reqiure- lents for selected conquest 'arley by processors in Alber- 8. Only tliose producers who have assigned sufficient quota cres to selected barley will be able to take advantage of it. The delivery quota for low jrucic acid varieties of rape- SINGING PREMIER Premier frank M oorej of Newfoundland joins his wifo Dor- othy in a sing song during a Progressive Conservative rally In the southern outpori of St. Mary's Newfoundland. Mrs. Moores is wearing a "Salt and Pepper cap." (CP Wirephofo) Socred agriculture critic saving The Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON It's doubtful whether the Alberta govern- ment's 1972-73 budget can save [fie family farm, the Social Credit agriculture critic said Monday in the- budget debate, "There are farmers with four or five sons, hut not one of them wants to Leigh- ton BuckweU, the MLA for Macletxl told the legislature. NO MONEY "Why? Because there Is no money in it compared to what you can make in other indus- tries." Young men can get jobs in industry and make more in three months than their fathers make on the farm all year, he when they realize ivhot the can go out and make in a fa easier way." The new budget includes a 3 per cent increase in spendin for the department of agricu ture, in addition to a S3 millio start on a new agricultural de- velopment fund to aid the fam farm and marketing oppoi "Yon are not going lo get tunities for agricultural proi bovs like lhat hack on the farm Alleged kidnapper admits writing of ransom notes DAN MURPHY SEE "DAN THE APPLIANCE MAN" til FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE TELEVISION SALES for down-to-earth prices on ADMIRAL APPLIANCES AND COIOR TELEVISION SETS REMEMBER Mdlmiral gives you an unconditional 3-year warranty on picture rubo of an Admiral Color TV. 1442 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-0082 CRA-VBROOK, B.C. (CP) Earl Kitchener Eennott, 55, of Kiinberley, B.C., Monday testi- fied in his own defence that he had nothing to do with the al- leged kidnapping of a 15-year- old Kimherley youth. Bennett is on trial in British Columbia Supreme Court, ac- cused of kidnapping Anthony Philip Porter, who disappeared June 26, Asked by his lawyer If he had anything to do with kid- nets. Mr. Buckwdl siiid a provii ci til progra m wi 11 not wor without help from Ottawa. TliR trend toward fewer and fewer farms is nation-wide and more severe in Saskatchewan socd was reduced temporarily to 10 buslwk per quota aero from 20 last September when it became evident that larger quantities of 'lie new varieties were available for delivery than was dcsirahte for an or- derly marketing program. Deliveries by any producer which wore in excess of the 15- bushel per acre level prior to the reduction will now be applied against the present quota increase. Policeman charged ill youth's death GREAT FALLS, Wont. (API Police officer Lynn Erickson pleaded not guilty Monday in listrict court to a charge of manslaughter of 15 year old Timothy Edwards. Police said Edwards was shot in tho back after a car in which lie was riduig was slop- d on the weekend for a rou- r.e check, and he ran away. Erickson, 27, who has been suspended from the Great Falls police force, was released on his own recognizance pend- ing an April trial. Socred, Tory group cancel charier flights VANCOUVER (CP) Charter flights involving about 200 members of the provincial Social Credit and Progressive Conservative parties were can- celled Monday in thu wake of a crackdown by the British gov- ernment. The flovornmr-nl in Britain lias demanded a roster of mem- bers of political organizations to prevent outsiders from joining Ihe charier flights. Political parties refused to supply tiie membership lists, on grounds that a person's political affiliation is his own business. About 70 Social Credit party members v.ere scheduled to leave Monday night aboard a Pacific Western Airlines charter, while the Conservative group had planned to leave Thursday aboard YVardalr. CANT FLY OVER PISA PISA, Italy (Renter) Air- craft using Pisa airport have been banned from living over the city because o[ fears that vi- brations they cause are endan- gering the stability of the fa- mous leaning lower. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY i FORECAST: SUNSET Lcthbridgi" Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie iDar.ff Stan field oil of west OTTAWA (CP) Opposition Loader Robert Stanficld spend the next three clays ir Winnipeg, Edmonton and Cal gary. II e wi II a tlend Conservali vc p arty f n notions at Winni peg tod ay, Ed mo nton Wed nesda; anrl Calgary Thursday. Tn Winnipeg, he will partici pate in an open-line radio show and a television interview. In Edmonton, there will be a tion-and-answer session wit] high school students am! in Cal tfary, he will speak at a join service-club meeting. napping the boy, Bennett rc- ''No, I have no connect Jon vith any kidnapping or any- hing like that." He admitted svritJng three notes to the boy's par- ents in July 1069 and said he information for the attempt at work, around through the news media and things he had ward in .searches for the boy. said lie cut out newspaper clippings and gathered other in- formation "so I could get a good note Asked why he wrote tiifi de- mands for money, Bctmctt said: "Well, I wa.s really in a hind than in Alberla. he said. Tiie A t b c r t a government j Calgary must reach a cost-sharing! Victoria agreement with the federal government on n program to rehabilitate irrigation he said. DISAPPOINTED Mr. Buckwell expressed dis- appointment spending for irrigation was the same as last year. "Irrigation rehabilitation is far more serious than manv ot Penticton Prince C-corgo Kamloops Vancouver Kegina Saskatoon Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa I Montreal you said the opposi- tion MLA. Unless the provin- i cial government can get fed- eral help, the cost lo Alberta to rehabilitate irrigation will be more than 550 million. Farmers in southern Alberta are still waiting for promises made by both provincial and f John's for money and I saw what I (federal government officials to thought was a chime e to get some and I just wrote those terrible notes." Bennett was charged with kidnapping on his release from I prison where he was serving time for attempted extortion in connection wilh the Bennett denied making a telephone call in which was demanded from the boy's parents. He said that at p.m., Juna 26, when the boy's mother snid she received the call, he was drinking beer in a ley hotel and chatting with friends. "I did not teleplwHie Mrs. Porter or anyone else that do something to upgrade irri- gation, he added. COlll'l lion in t porter lease postponed night or any other so id. The trial continues. Agencies Steal Have you been accident free? 9 No conviction in last 3 years? 9 If so, you should get a reduction in your insurance premium. 9 If you are interested contact us. WE HAVE SEVERAL CLIENTS looking for Homes In the price range of to If you might be interested in selling PLEASE CONTACT US 303 5th St. South Phone 327-7464 Ctiarlottetown 54 45 57 51 37 32 39 .IS 23 37 35 30 31 69 4G 72 71) 82 T. Prc 28 27 27 20 20 22 23 35 30 21 21) 39 .01 FYcdericton Chicago New York Miami...... I.os Angeles Los Vegas Phoenix ..........88 Rome 68 Paris 72 London fA Amsterdam 66 Moscow -16 Stockholm 4S Tokyo 29 17 10 25 IB 12 9 43 35 63 57 51 60 43 50 46 32 30 28 I.rlltbriilgc-Meiliclne Hat Sunny loilny. llighs near 55. Lows 20 25. Wednesday: A fcjv cloudy periods. Highs around 55. Calgary Today: Mainly sunny. Highs near 50. Lows 20- 25. A few cloudy periods. Highs about 50. Montana Columbia, Kootcnay To- day sunny clouding over this evening. Tonight cloudy. A few periods of rain, Wednesday mostly cloudy. Few showers, iligiis both days 45 to 5j. LOV.S tonight in the ;iOs. ICasI of Cnnlinrnlal Divide Fair today. Wanner west por- tion. Increasing cloudiness to- night ami WecJncsday witli scattered shower.s over we.stcrn mountains Warm- er cast portion Wednesday. Highs today mostly 50s east, ami 60s west portion. Lows to- night 30 to 40. Highs Wednes- day in COs. West of Continental Divide- Fair and warmer today. Cloudy with scattered" showers tonight and Warmer to- night. A little cooler Wednes- day, llighs today 55 to 65. Lou's tonight 31) to 40. llighs Wednes- day mostly IJOs. MONTREAL (CP) Premier nary hearings for Yves Geoffrey and his wife Carmen on charge.1! connected with his disappear- ance from St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary last December werepostponed today until March '29. The request for the eight-day postponements was made on bo- half of defence lawyer Yves Mayrarid who entered hospital Monday. Crown prosecutor Gerard Gi- roiuird told Judge Paul Hurteau of Sessions Court he had no objection the delay. Mrs. Cleoffroy, 27, who faces five charges connected with pro-1 a false passport, entered the courtroom alone. She is free on five conditions, including a bond. Al her fan killed in B.C. mishap SALMON ARM, B.C. (CP1- Daniel Harry Brent, 21, of Ed- mcnton was killed when his car swerved off Die Trsns-Canada Highway near this interior British Columbia community. EDWARDS HEAVY-DUTY CULTIVATOR 33' Model C433 wllh rod weeder ciltachment (optional) Big Rugged Cultivator for Large Powerful Irnctors Convertible to 31, 35 or 37 feel Maximum Clearance for Heavy Trash Conclilions One Hydraulic Cylinder Is vied for Depth Control and lifting lo Transport Position Contact Ken Dickson for a demonstration GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Phone 328-1141 Lclnbridge OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OK AJ1A CARTER FIRM SOI-U WINNIPEG Bndd Automotive Co. of Ccfiada Ud. lias acquired n majority of tho shares of James Curler Ltd., a 52-year-old Winnipeg based firm which makes automotive accessories and heat-trans for products. Banff R a d 1 n m highway, plowed and sanded with occa- sional slippery scctinns. Banff-Jasper highway is open lo tho Saskatehjwan All highways In the Loth- bridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driv- ing condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Ca'gary to Golden is hare and dry. Golden IT stoke is closed. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Tlmcsi: Coults- 2i hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Honita 9 .ni. to G p.m.; Koosnville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Rykorls 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, Wildhoree, 8 a.m. lo 5 p.m. River crossing, tiros or chains are re- rjiih'ed v.hcn on finy or ski-access roads. ;