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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 - THI UTHMIDOI HMAID - Tuesday, March S3, 1971, LIVE COVERAGE STARTS-live coverage of the proceedings of the Nova Scotia legislature by both radio and television began Monday. It was the first day of a three-week trial period, approved unanimously by house me mbers last week. Legislature Roundup Spending estimates okayed for two govt, departments EDMONTON (CP) - The Al-berta legislature approved spending estimates Monday for the agriculture and attorney-general's departments for the 1971-72 fiscal year. Agriculture department spending is estimated at $15,< 662,530, down from $21,751,230 in the current fiscal year which ends March 31, primarily because some branches have been transferred to other departments. The irrigation secretariat and agreements and the water resources division nave been transferred to the new department of the environment and the executive council has takes over agricultural rehabilitation and development. The attorney-general's department will get $27,620,445 next year compared with $25,-904,730 in the current fiscal year. In reply to Bill Dickie (PC-Calgary Glenmore), Attorney-General Edgar Gerhart said the government is not considering establishing a provincial police force. BCMP CONTRACT The province now is in the seventh year of a 10-year contract with the RCMP, which will cost the province $6,333,-000. The province's share of Westinghouse white sale STACK-ON WASHER AND DRYER RCMP costs in Alberta now is 47 per cent and Mr. Gerhart said the percentage will rise to 50 per cent in the last year of tbe contract in 1974. "I don't know where we can get better service for tbe cost," he said. The legislature also moved into the education department estimates, which, at $410,637,-000, make up more than 35 per cent of the province's 1971-72 budget of $1.2 billion. Education Minisger Robert Clark said the province will pay 59 per cent of elementary and secondary education costs this year, with property taxes contributing 39 per cent. Judge urges early parole for prisoner he sentenced 579 MO UNBALANCED BALANCED AIR LOAD PROBLEMS FLOW DRV1NQ TORONTO (CP) - Mr. Justice Patrick Hartt of Ontario Supreme Court said Monday be has urged the National Parole Board to grant an early parole for a man he sentenced to 10 years in jail Nov. 1 last year. When Mr. Justice Hartt sentenced Ran&el T. Paquette, 21, of Preston on a manslaughter charge, he said in a three-page statement: "I personally can see no benefit to anyone in sending you to penitentiary for a long term but under the prevailing theories of sentencing I have no choice." Paquette had pleaded guilty to the fatal stabbing of Manuel Suza, 27, of Gait, following a prolonged drinking bout last July 2. Mr. Justice Hartt noted In his judgment that Paquette had been raised in "abject poverty, subjected to extreme abuse from an alcoholic father." VENGEANCE NOT ENOUGH He had a record going back to age 16. All the cases involved drunkenness. "The society that now demands vengeance as a punishment for your crime must at the same time be prepared to accept a large measure of the responsibility for the fact that you are here today," the judge told Paquette. Mr. Justice Hartt said Monday that Paquette "was a young man and had real problems." "After they were straightened out, it would be ridiculous to have him spend 10 years in jail." Paquette normally wild not be eligible for parole until he has served three years and three months of the 10-year sentence. In a letter to a Toronto Salaried workers earn more CALGARY (CP) - Salaried workers in Alberta earned an average of $132.90 a week in October, 1970, compared with $120.07 a year earlier, says the Alberta Bureau of Statistics. Engineering workers had the highest salary at an average of $206.82 a week while those in the petroleum industry were close behind at $202.26. Lowest wages were in the service industries with hotel and restaurant workers getting an average of $66.25 a week, personnel service employees $66.82 and retail trade clerks $89.95. Calgary was the highest paying city with an average of $130.47. Edmonton was at S125.68, Lethbridge $108.22, Medicine Hat $112.65 and Red Deer $112.52, newspaper, a spokesman for the parole board said "if circumstances so warrant it, the board may review Paquette's case at an earlier date." FAVORS TREATMENT Mr. Justice Hartt, at 44 the youngest judge on the Ontario Supreme Court, has recommended leniency in several other cases. They include a 10-year sentence he imposed Friday on a 20-year-old Kitchener youth for attempted murder of a small girl. "I have recommended that he have treatment at Penetan-guishene (Ontario Hospital)," said Mr. Justice Hartt; "If he is not likely to attack anyone else, I would recommend early parole." Good news for Prairie farmers OTTAWA (CP) - Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian wheat board, told the Commons Monday that "ordinary outstanding cash advances" will not be deducted from payments being made under the recently announced revisions to the income stabilization plan for Prairie farmers. John Burton (NDP-Regina East) has asked whether farmers who have outstanding advances would have the amount deducted from the new payments, expected to total some $100 million. Mr. Lang said that "defaulters" would be considered when the payments are made, but "ordinary outstanding cash advances" would not be affected. Earlier, Stanley Korchinsld (PC-Mackenzie) had asked Mr. Lang whether he would announce any new assistance to farmers for the storage of grain on farms. Since the minister had said there should be less grain in storage at commercial points, this would result in more remaining on the farm. Mr. Lang said "the over-all situation need not worsen" on the farm with the suggested change. Saskatoon night club destroyed SASKATOON (CP) - A fire destroyed the Embers Night Club, valued by the owners at about $300,000. No one was in the club when the fire started and damaged the dance floor area. Firemen extinguished this blaze but fire broke out again on the roof about an hour later. The cause of the fire was not known. South Vietnam forces' action praised by Nixon Smallwood case By RALPH HARRIS WASHINGTON (Reuter) -President Nixon praised the performance of South Vietnamese forces in Laos and said confidently Monday night that it was good enough to permit the continued withdrawal of American troops from Indochina. The president said he would announce next month another troop withdrawal that would continue the American pullout at least at the present rate of 12,500 men � month. Nixon told a television audience in a live broadcast that the three major goals of the Laotian campaign had been achieved. He said these were to ensure Nelson murder trial under way CRANBROOK, B.C. (CP) -Dale Merle Nelson, 31, of West Creston, B.C., declined Monday to enter pleas on two changes of non-capital murder laid after three adults and five children were slain in the West Creston area of the Kootenays Sept. 5, 1970. Not guilty pleas were entered by the court for Nelson, on trial on two counts in the deaths of Tracy Wasyk, 7, and Catherine St. Amand, 8. Nelson, arrested after one of B.C.'s largest manhunts, appeared calm as he entered the courtroom Monday morning but was shaking slightly as he stood to hear the charges against bun read. Mr. Justice J. F. Aikins of Vancouver and the jury of eight men and four women heard two witnesses Monday. Fred Rykmah, a provincial government employee, described a map of the West Creston area while RCMP Cpl. Allan Marcotte of the identification branch in this Bast Kootenay city pointed out locations of homes of the victims and the accused. Photographs of (he Wasyk residence and a knife found on a bed were entered as exhibits. In his opening address, Crown counsel T. G. Bowen-Colthurst of Victoria outlined evidence ex- Deny permit for triple trailers EDMONTON (CP) - City council reversed a commission board recommendation Monday by denying a one-year permit for triple trailers to enter the city. City Commissioner Stan Hampton recommended Thursday a year-long permit for triple-trailer trucks be issued to Canadian Freightways Ltd. The commission board said the trailers had been operating in the city since July, 1969 on several temporary permits and had caused no problems. The provincial Highway Traffic Board allowed Canadian Freightways to operate the combination units between Edmonton and Calgary run in 1969 for a five-month trial period. pected to be presented by about 30 Crown witnesses. . It is alleged Nelson vent to the Wasyk home in the early morning and killed Mrs. Alex Wasyk, about 30, and Tracy. Two other daughters, Debbie, 12, and Chariene, 8, escaped. Police came to the house, Mr. Bowen-Colthurst said, and found the two bodies. They then went to a nearby home and when they returned Tracy's body was gone. A police search started and led to the Raymond Phipps residence about two miles away, where Mr. Phipps, 42, Isabelle St. Amand, 26, Brian St. Amand, 7, Paul St. Amand, 10, and Kenneth Phipps, 1, were found dead. Catherine St Amand was missing. Mr. Bowen-Colthurst said the search continued and Nelson's car was found that afternoon on a forestry road several miles away. The dismembered and mutilated body of Tracy Wasyk was found near the car. The court was told RCMP captured Nelson about 5 p.m Sept. 6 near his home and about an hour later the body of Catherine St. Amand was located in tbe area where the car and the Wasyk girl's body - had been found. Catherine had a fractured skull and had been stabbed in the back. Associate Crown counsel in the case is Leo NLmsick of Cranbrook, while counsel for the defence is M. E. Moran of Cas-tlegar, B.C. Discovery of the killings resulted in a weekend of terror for residents of the Creston Valley and led to a search involving more thon 40 RCMP officers, a Canadian Forces helicopter and three tracker dogs. It was a police dog that actually subdued Nelson after he was spotted lying under a tree near his home. When he did not comply with an order to stand up and throw away his rifle, police dog Count was sent after Nelson. Eyewitnesses said Nelson rose to meet Count, was knocked down by the dog and quickly handcuffed by police. His loaded rifle was in the crook of a tree near him and police said about a dozen rounds of ammunition were found at the spot The trial continues. Scientists have indication Mars can support life PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -Three scientists sterilized fine soil and ground glass then bombarded it with ultra-violet radiation. The result: indications that Mars could support a form of life. Drs. Norman Horowitz, Jerry Hubbard and James Hardy experimented for a year at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. "Our findings show that organic material is probably being produced by sunlight on the surface of Mars," they reported Monday. They simulated Martian soil with baked earth and crushed glass, and the thin atmosphere with carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and water vapor. They said the gases combined with the soil and glass and, reacting with ultra-violet radiation like that which reaches Mars in sunlight, formed organic compounds just below the surface. The experiment showed that sunlight over a long time could produce considerable amounts of such chemicals as acetalde-hyde, formaldehyde and gly-colic acid, the researchers said. These chemicals are considered essential in the evolution of life. "This is the most favorable indication for a possible Martian biological evolution that we have had in the last five years," Horowitz said. "There are still many uncertainties, however, which won't be resolved until we land on the planet." Scientists hope to land an unmanned rocket on Mars in 1975. continued American withdrawals from South Vietnam, give protection for troops remaining there, and provide proof that the South Vietnamese, man for man, could defend themselves, Nixon, to an hour-long interview' devoted mainly to Indochina, spoke with nigh optimism about the progress of the war, the Laotian campaign, and the prospects for continued U S. dis- DISCOUNTS REPORTS Fadng interviewer Howard K. Smith of (he American Broadcasting Co. in the White House library, the president discounted the impact made by press-reports and television film depicting the current South Vietnamese withdrawal as a disorderly rout. He said they gave only a small part of the picture and did not show how well most of Saigon's troops had performed. Nixon said that, he had not made any decisions as to whether he would leave the White House after his first four-year term or stand for election again. Nixon rejected what he called the political temptation of a precipitate U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam or even setting a deadline for a complete pullout, as demanded by many congressional doves Israel raps Spain on Arab policy UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) - Israel has accused Spain of following for more than 20 years a "biased pro-Arab policy." Replying to a Spanish note which was critical of the Israeli takeover of all Jerusalem, Israeli chief delegate Jyosef Te-koah said that document must be read in the context of the Spanish attitude toward "every political aspect relating to the Middle East." "Spain did not raise its voice when Arab states twice in recent times initiated and launched military attacks, including heavy spellings on Jerusalem, endangering all its holy places and religious sites," Te-koah said in a letter to United Nations Secretary-General U Thant. "Spain also made no move when, during die Jordanian occupation of part of Jerusalem, the Jewish holy places and religious institutions and the whole of the Jewish quarter of the old city were want only and systematically destroyed and Jews were denied access to their holy places." Nixon's ivar progress claim is rejected PARIS (Reuter) - North Vietnam rejected today President Nixon's claim that the Laotian campaign had made progress and sand the South Vietnamese Incursion had failed completely. "The criminal operation undertaken in southern Laos by the United States and the Saigon puppet administration for nearly two months has completely failed," the spokesman of Hanoi's Paris peace talks delegation said in a statement issued here. $10,000 pistol LONDON (Reuter) - A Mauser pistol earned by Sir Winston Churchill when he was a newspaper correspondent in the Boer War was sold today to U.S. movie producer Carl Foreman for $10,000. The pistol, engraved with the name W. L. S. Churchill, was lost by the young reporter when he was captured by the South Africans in 1899. arrest is made The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will hold its , 82nd ANNUAL DINNER at the El RANCH0 CONVENTION CENTRE TONIGHT, MARCH 23rd-7:00 P.M. GUEST SPEAKER MR. CLAUDE RYAN, Editor and Publisher of "Le Devoir", Montreal Tickets available at th� lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Office at S6.50 per penon. A warm welcome is extended to surrounding Chamber members and their wives -also the general public to attend this dinnerl ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) - A 19-year-old man was to be charged in magistrate's court in Gander late today in connection with a threatening letter sent to Premier Joseph Smallwood during the FLQ crisis in Quebec last fall. The man was arrested by RCMP early today at La Scie on Newfoundland's northeast coast, about 200 miles west of The letter, signed "FLQ," was postmarked Gander and police said it read in part: "You are a dlctator-you are next." In St. John's, plainclothes policemen remained close to the premier after a flurry of threatening telephone calls. An RCMP spokesman said the calls probably were the work of "young people or cranks trying to cause trouble." NO NAMES GIVEN An investigation was continuing but police declined to say if they had the names of suspects. Two calls were received Thursday by St. John's radio Fined $15,000 in tax fraud CALGARY (CP) - D. W. Smith, 42, of Calgary was fined $15,000 in provincial court for evading income tax between 1962 and 1967 on more than -51,000 income. Judge R. V. Read gave him until April 30 to pay tbe fine. Smith also has to pay back taxes of $17,624 plus 25 per cent of that amount as a civil penalty for late payment. stations and four more were reported Monday as the legislature opened. Several plainclothes policemen were stationed in the spec* tators' gallery and two were inside the bar of lite house. Mr. Smallwood did not appear upset by the threats. "But if there is any danger of someone shooting at you you're very grateful for the police," he said in an interview. Re said he would prefer not to be accompanied by police wherever he went but since he had no choice "you make friends with them." Cayenne pepper his recipe for long life WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A 110-year-old former bronco buster lays his claim for long life to daily amounts of cayenne pepper. "I'm still just a young man,'* says George Gibbs, who was born March 20, 1861 in Fort Worth, Tex., and lives alone hi his small home. He still cuts his own firewood and does his own housekeeping and cooking. Gibbs never married. He says his eyesight is failing and his "bones are aching some now." He travelled west to Colfax, Wash., by ox team wagon when he was 12 years old. Gibbs says he has operated a store, farmed and tamed wild horses. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE *. ' - ~ tali Weather and road report "10 ABOVE 10.AA ZERO AT ^'""/TOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:25 SUNSET 6:50 Lethbridge ... . Pincher Creek . WatertOn....., Medicine Hat . Edmonton ... ., Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary...... Victoria...... Penticton ... .. Cranbrook ... . Prince George . Vancouver Saskatoon..... Reguia ........ Winnipeg...... Toronto......, Ottawa....... Montreal...... St. John's...... Halifax....... Charlottetown .. H . 19 15 12 19 12 17 . 17 15 41 35 . 26 32 44 13 12 19 33 30 27 40 41 36 L Pre 3 .08 -4 .09 -IS .. 8 .. -4 .. 1 .. 5 .. 6 .04 39 .94 32 .25 19 .. 24 .. 41 .96 -7 .. -14 .. -1 .. 15 .. 12 .. 10 .. 30 .06 31 .. 29 .. Fredericton...... 39 22 .. New York....... 51 32 .07 Miami.......... 73 63 .. Los Angeles.....61 53 .. Las Vegas.......81 56 .. Honolulu ... ... . 81 74 .. Rome.......... 43 57 .. Paris.......... 33 44 .. London......... 39 54 .. Berlin .......... 28 43 .. Amsterdam...... 41 46 .. Madrid ........ 37 50 .. Stockholm...... 21 32 .. Tokyo.......... 36 51 .. FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary - Today and Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Light snow. Brisk southeast winds. Lows near zero. Highs 15-20. Columbia  Kootenay - Today: Cloudy with a few snowflurries. Wednesday: Mainly Cloudy. A few showers of rain or wet snow in the Kootenay area in the afternoon. Highs today. 25-40. Lows tonight 20-30. Highs Wednesday 3545. To visit "The Boys" at our booth at the Seed Fair and see our display of . . . if Irrigation Equipment (Wheels, Movers, Pump Unit) if Knight Auggie Wagons if A.C. Rolling Cultivator if Stanhay Precision Planters if John Bean Sprayers if Gandy Fertilizer Applicators if Hesston Stak-Hand GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2, Camay to Card-ston, some icy sections. Card-ston to Nanton, travel lanes mostly bare. Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Grassy Lake, travel lanes bare and dry. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Lundbreck, travel lanes bare and dry. Lundbreck to the BC border, some snow packed icy sections. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Courts, bare. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Leavitt, bare except for occasional icy sections east of Card-ston, Lethbridge to Waterton, son.e long icy sections. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, mostly covered with packed snow or ice. Highway 23, Monarch to Car-mangay, travel lanes bare. Highways 25, 36, 52 and 61, travel lanes bare. Highway 62, some short icy sections. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Revel-stoke, mainly bare with a few slippery sections. Generally in good winter driving condition. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good winter driving condition. Creston-Salmo highway is mos3y bare and sanded where necessary. PORTS or ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Courts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B."., 24 hours; PorthiU-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (SMITH'S -dolor \T'\' 4x. aV^iLIi..' 773 ;