Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, 21, THE LETHBRIPQE HERALD 3 Boy was sure he would die EDMONTON (CP) Less than two weeks ago, Tommy Tompkins, 16, was sure he would die and asked his brother to say goodbye to his parents for him. It wasn't a case of unreasonable pessimism on his part. The youth had been speared by a yard- long two-by-four which jammed through his shoulder and protruded from bis back. But it missed his vital organs, including the main heart artery, by inches and doctors at University Hospital now say he is recovering at a remarkable pace. The High Prairie youth was working at a mill in Enilda, 170 miles northwest of Edmonton, when the accident occurred March 7. The operator of a combination saw and planer, Tommy said a board running through the machine which he was operating jammed. He was trying to dislodge it TOMMY TOMPKINS with another piece of lumber when one of the boards broke, shooting backwards. Doctors credit his cool and collected attitude following the injury and after surgery with saving his life and leading to swift recovery. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 35 19 Pincher Creek 32 15 Medicine Hat 35 20 Edmonton 26 16 Grande Prairie.. 32 20 .08 Banff........... 30 21 Calgary......... 34 14 .02 Victoria 52 32 Penticton....... 51 28 Prince George 41 25 Kamlopps....... 46 28 Vancouver...... 50 34 Saskatoon....... 16 -4 .03 Regina 16 -9 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Mostly cloudy today with snowflurries this morning, becoming intermittent this afternoon. .Winds becoming north 15-25 this afternoon giving occasional heavy drifting. Highs 25-30. Lows 5- 10. Friday, mostly cloudy, highs 10-15. Calgary Cloudy with occasional snowflurries today. Winds becoming north 20-45 by noon giving occasional heavy drifting and blowing snow until evening. Highs near 25. Lows zero-five above. Friday, sunny periods, highs 5-10. Columbia, Kpotenay Sunny with occasional cloudy periods today. Mostly sunny Friday. Highs both days 40 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to 25. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered snow today. Turning colder with snow and strong northerly winds in the north late this afternoon spreading into the south during the night. Blowing and drifting causing near blizzard conditions some areas tonight. Friday wind and snow ending. Continued cold. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 5 to 15. Highs Friday mostly 20s. West of Continental Divide Scattered snow showers mostly mountain areas today and Friday. Gusty northeasterly winds in the Flathead Valley tonight. Cooler Friday. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Highs Friday 30 to 40. BRILLION GRASS SEEDER The grass seeder that puts the seed at the right depth for the beet germination AVAILABLE NOW AT.. GENERAL FARM SUPPIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. March 21, 1974. Highway 3 east. Lethbridge to Medicine Hat. mainly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections through towns. Highway 3 west. Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C. Boundary, bare and dry with occasional slippery sections in the sheltered and shaded areas. Highway 4. Lethbridge to Coutts. bare and dry. Highway 5. Lethbridge to Cardston and Waterton. bare and dry. Highway 6. Pincher Creek to Waterton. bare and dry. Highway 2 north. Fort Macleod to Calgary, bare and dry Calgary to Olds. mainly bare. Olds to Ponoka. travel lanes generally clear. There are some very icy patches with visibility reduced when passing due to snow on passing lanes. Ponoka to Edmonton, presently snowing with 1" new snow. Driving lanes partially snow covered with slippery sections and sections of packed snow. Highway 2 south. Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway. bare and dry throughout. Highway 23. Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River, mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Highway 36, Taber to Brooks, bare and dry with some patches of packed snow. Highway 1 Trans-Canada east. Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, presently snowing with poor visibility and there are slippery sections. Highway 1 Trans-Canada west Calgary to Banff, bare and dry. Banff to Golden. 1" new snow. Plowing and sanding in progress. Golden to Revelstoke. 5MT new snow with plowing and sanding in progress. Banff-Radium Highway, snowing with 'V new snow and some slippery sections. Plowing and sanding in progress. Banff-Jasper Highway has had 2" of new snow with some drifting Plowing and sanding in 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; PorUiill-Rykerts 7a.m. until II p.m.. Wild Horse7a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooseville7a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Canada Customs boars moved one boar earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on daylight Liberal ridings get more By IAIN HUNTER Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Liberal ridings received nearly twice as much as Conservative ridings in Local Initiative Plan funds in 1972-73. Urban Affairs Minis- ter Ron Basford's Vancouver Centre rid- ing received more than any other represented by a cabinet minister. Manpower Minister Bob An- dras disclosed Wednesday in a written answer to questions from Tom Cossitt that Liberal constituencies received a total million under the 1972- 73 LIP program, while Tory constituencies received a total million. In the 1972 election 109 Liberals and 107 Conservatives were elected, so that the two parties had almost equal representation during the fiscl year concerned. Of the million which was allocated to constituencies represented by Liberal cabinet ministers, Basford's riding received more than million. Other cabinet ridings with large LIP grants during the period were Cape Breton Highlands-Canso. N.S. (Privy Council President Allan million; Westmount, Que. (Treasury Board President Bud million; Restigouche, N.B. (Public Works Minister Jean-Eudes million; Saint Maurice, Que. (Indian Affairs Minister Jean million; Langelier. Que. (Transport Minister Jean million: Rosedale, Ont. (Energy Minister Donald million, and Burin-Burgeo. Nfld. (Regional Economic Ex- pansion Minister Don Jamie- million. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's constituency. Mount Royal. Que.. received The lowest amount allocated to a riding represented by a cabinet minister was which went to Hamilton East, Ont.. which is represented by Labor Minister John Munro. Capilano. B.C. (Envir- onment Minister Jack Davis) received Doctor says aspirin besl for arthritis TORONTO is the backbone of arthritis treatment, but it is difficult to persuade patients it is of any use. a symposium on arthritis treatment was told Wednesday, pr Fletcher D. Baragar. director of the rheumatic disease unit at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, said aspirin is the safest and most effective drug against arthritic inflammation, but patients generally will take a potentially more harmful drag to relieve pain in belief as- pirin does no good. U.S. charges Canada HURRY-HURRY violated agreements By BRUCE LEVETT WASHINGTON (CP) The United States, charging that Canada violated international trade agreements, is seeking compensation in negotiations under way here and in Ottawa. Robert McConnell, a trade policy specialist in the U.S. agriculture department, said Wednesday the violations de- pressed the price of beef in the U.S. and forced up the price of cherries to the consumer in Canada. A decision on the cherry issue is expected out of Ottawa before the end of this month, he said, with resolution of the beef situation expected "at any time now." The U.S. says Canada con- travened Section 19 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) when it imposed tariff surcharges of six cents a pound on beef and three cents a pound on live cattle last November. Following a U.S. protest, the surcharges were removed and later Canadian farmers and ranchers were granted a federal subsidy of seven cents a pound on top grades of beef. The protest on cherry pricing came after Ottawa placed a "value-for-duty" surcharge on that product, setting a minimum price under which sweet cherries could cross the border into Canada. The surcharge on cherries also was later rescinded. DOUBLED SURCHARGE McConnell said that when Canada imposed the beef sur- from the normal Canadian tariff of three cents on beef and 1.5 cents on live prices in Kansas City were depressed." "The drop in price was al- most identical to the amount of the he said. "It looked like a direct reaction." McConnell said, however, that "it would be hard to say whether there was a direct relationship." As for sweet, cherries, "the harvest in the U.S. was large last year." "There was also a large har- vest in British Columbia. The Canadian government, after a plea by B.C. cherry producers to the effect that imports were driving their prices down, placed a value-for-duty surcharge. "This established a minimum value under which cherries could enter Canada and all shipments of U.S. cherries were raised to that value." Consultations between officers of the U.S. embassy in Ottawa and Canadian government officials began last July and continued through the fall, resuming again this year. "The consultation stage is McConnell said. "It's in the decision process now. The Canadian government has the situation under review in Ottawa." GATT, the agreement under which most world trade is regulated, provides for com- pensation where a country can establish that its provisions have been violated by the ac- tions of another country. "We feel that a duty, once established, should be McConnell said. "We are asking compensation in the same degree that Canada raised the tariffs." He declined to state how much the U.S. is seeking, say- ing it would be up to the Cana- dian government to specify the amounts. Negotiations had gone on basically in Ottawa, he said; with the U.S. presenting its proposals, then giving the Canadians an opportunity to study them and present counter arguments. "At no time did we seek punitive compensation." McConnell said. "We never have done that over the years. Ours is not that type of operation." In Ottawa, a finance depart- ment officials said that before taking action such as imposing surcharges, Canada is obliged under GATT to consult with its foreign suppliers, "which is what we're doing." "We think we're within our GATT rights to take action like this." Asked about Mr. McConnell's statement that the cherry and beef issues are expected to be resolved shortly, the Canadian official said- "That's his view. I have no comment on that at all." LAST THREE DAYS 10th ANNUAL GREATEST SHOW ON WHEELS 161974FIAMC AUTOMOBILES LEFT MATADOR '74 INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. Established 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th S. 387-1541 WflTCHWG flUTOFIK Loafing listlessly around the house? Are you tired of staying home night after night with nothing to do? Give youself a break today! Get in on some fun! Learn to dance away boredom! Meet some new, interesting people. Go to their parties make some fun! 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