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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta III! HfRAlr> ?1 aiming voices opinion on payments to Quebec OTTAWA (CP) Ernest former Socin! Credit premier of Alijtrla, .said Wednesday uiUhorilius should pny .seriuiis tiUention lo criticisms of federal equalisa- tion payments to Quebec. Mr. Manning, n senator since Ui7D, did not mention by name his fellow Social Credit L-ol- Jtagtif. premier W. A. C. Ben- nett of Brilish Columbia, mil some of Mr. Bemu'tl's ar- pumpnts atfriinsl payments to Quebec. He told fiie Senate Quuhei' is one of HIP four richest provinces in Canadn in terms of re- sources, nioiif! 0 Jit anii, British Columbia arx! Alberta, yet Is the only ono of the four lo receive equalisation payments, which are designed to raise pro- vincial revenues to a national per-capila average. "It no good shutting your eyes lo this kind of criticism it is very he said. The gave second read- ing to a government bill thai will extend for a further five years the system that gives have-nnt provinces payments from the federal government to bring them up to the economic level of Onlmio, Alberta .and B.C. The hill was referred to a committee for study. Mr. Manning's language notably more moderate than Mr. Bennett's has been. The B.C. government is considering court action to challenge the constitutionality of the equaliza- tion system, .Senator Kugt-ue r'ursey (PC a constitutional ex- pert, repeated previous .state- ments that B.C.'s is "non- srnse" and the [iroviiu'i1 no liujK- of vanning a court Senator Piuil Martin, govern- ment leader in the Stuiate, agreed, although he mentioned different reasons. Senator Jacques Flynn, leader of thu Opposition, in another spewh atfrecd on t ho irn port- ance of payments, but added (lint tho hill Is Bill opens way for handicapped child program EDMONTON (CP) Three government bills introduced yesterday cull for minor amendments to the Provincial General Hospital Act, the Teaching Profession Act am! the Alberta Environmental Re- search Trust Act. Neil Crawford, minister of health and socinl development, said the hospitals aet amend- ment would open the for the development of. a program for multiple- handicapped chil- dren in southern Alberta. "mainly rii'j-ijjncd to permit the federal government to remain Ihe first ami practically sole beneficiary of the personal ami income- taxes." liie bill also provides for fcd- cral collection of corporate and personal income taxes on bchulf of the provinces. P.K.I. GETS MOU1' Mr. Maiming said those reply to criticism of payments to Quebec use the fact that Prince Edward Island and New- foundland receive more on a per-capitu basis. The fact remained that P.E.I. receive iniNion but Quebec would receive SSOO mil- lion, Quebec was one of the origi- nal provinces in Canada. It had a 35-year hcmlslart on Alberta, which joined Confederation in 1905, to develop its resources. It hail 100 years to expand its economy. "One of the things that con- cerns people in our part of Can- ada is why should a province with such vast natural re- sources, in Confederation from the beginning, be in n position today where it requires some million subsidies from the rest of Canada. He suggested, as he had done many years ago as Alberta pre- mier, that instead of across- t h e -b o a r d equalization pay- ments, there should be a joint federal-provincial income Number One Fashion for Women and Misses'. Colorful Stretch Crinkle Boots with Zipper ad 2i" Heel! Step Into Style Today Use Your Woolco Charge! Rod, While, Navy, Black. Women's 6-9. FULL LENGTH ZIPPER ON INSTEP Women's Suede Oxford Has High Price Look and Low, Low Price Tag! Thlj comfortable, all-occasion shee a quality look and foell Feofurcs 2-eya He, high frcmf moccaiin vamp and natural crepe jole and heel, Brown, Navy. Open Dally 9 o.m, to 6 Thurlday and Friday 9 o.m. to 9 p.m. BIG WINNER Joan Guy LeBlanc, 24, of Azildo, 12 miles north of Sudbury, OnN, with winning ticket in the grand prize draw of the Irish Sweepstakes, Despite tna win, LeBlanc still wanls to be a plate worker or INCO. (CP Wirepholo) Strom lectures legislature on parliamentary behavior EDMONTON (CP) Opposi- tion Leader Harry Strom livered a lecture on parliamen- tary behavior in tho Alberta legislature Wednesday. Mr. Sirom rose on a point of privilege to reply lo an attack on the opposition Tuesday by Ron Ghitter {PC Calgary In his speech, Mr. Ghitter rapped the opposition leader for poor atfcndanco and de- nounced (he, performance of Social Credit opposition mem- bers. Mr. Strom, a former pre- mier, said he had bcc-n absent from the House Tuesday night because he was reco verin g from influenza. As he read a three para- graph statement to the House, Chiller studied papers on his desk and never raised his eyes. "Last night, wliile I was at- tempting to recover from a rather difficult case of the Mr, Strom said, "one of the members of the assembly made a number of remarks which, al- though not of a major nature, did reflect lo some extent on my charactcr and espccially my integrity. "I can excuse the new mem- ber from Calgary Buffalo for his inexperience and zealous- ness. However, this House has a tradition of good manners and common decency which I am certain Ihe premier would wish his side of the House to continue. in no way wish- ing to stifle freedom of speech, Russell warns Ottawa on municipal activities (CP) Dave Russell, Alberta's minister of municipal affairs, warned the federal government Wednesday to go slow in the area of muni- cipal activities. In a budget debate speech in tho legislature, Mr. Russell said tho federal ministry of state has indicated f'by certain actions and certain exploratory Anderson introduces Erickseii The Herald Legislature JJnrcan KDMOXTON1 A Socrcct in- troduced a Libc-ral to the pre-: dominnnMy Ton- Alberta leg- islature Wednesday. Jolui Anderson tSC Leth-; bridge East) introduced Leth-j bridge restaurant Sven I Eric-risen, president of the: Liberal As-' sociation during the introdnc- (Jon of guests period. Mr. F.rickscn said he was In Edmonton with a friend from Taher on a j ectives a rid "would be reluctant at tlii.i Hme Lo entertain such pro- posals unless a great deal more information is forthcoming.1' M r, Ri tsscH cxpl ained how hard and fast co-operation be- tween the government and mu- nicipalities had helped, ease winter unemployment, The Conservatives, w h e n they assumed office last Sep- tember, found millJon hi un- committed Central Mortgage and J lousing Corp- funds were available for various projects under the National Housing Act if they were taken up by the end of the year. By Jan. 21, million had been com- millcd by CMHC for Alberta projects, a figure which repre- sented jobs. Mr. Russell said municipali- ties also made full use of Al- berta's allotment under the federal winter works program. Ottawa harf approved 55 projects which resulted in ill jobfi. I would suggest that members, and especially new members on both sides of the House, re- member that debating ideas is our key responsibility. "There will no doubt be times when members will find it necessary to be absent. I hope that such absences would be primarily of a constituency nature. However, the member's activities and actions here or in the broader perspective of rep- resentation should be left to the judgement of his constituents.' FOREIGN STUDENTS The government has no plans to recommend limits on enrol- ment of foreign students in Al- berta universities, Jim Foster, minister of advanced educa- tion, said in the legislature Wednesday. Mr. Foster told Grant Notlcy fNDP Spirit Rivpr-Fairview) that he had discussed the issue education ministers from Saskatc hewa n and Manit oba and that the Manitoba minister will discuss the matter of for- eign student involvement in Canadian universities with tho federal government. Ho weve r, Mr. Foster sa id, the question is detailed and complex and he preferred to get a good deal more informa- tion before going inlo specifics. In raising the point during (he question period, Mr. Not ley said the faculty of engineering at the University of Albert a has passed a resol Lit ion whi limit foreign students to 20 per cent of under graduate enrolment. The NDP leader rjupoticned whether a i Olivers if.y department should bo able to take such a step unilaterally. MUMCIPAI, FINANCING The treasury department Is cxaming the possibility of changing Alberta Municipal Financing Corp. regulations to make it possible for municipal- ities to borrow money to pur- chaso ulil ily systems, cial treasurer Gordon Min rely informed the House Wednes- day. But. ha told Grant Notlcy fNDP Spirit Rivcr-Fairvicw) during tlie question period, n great deal of assessment is re- (jtiired "we make a de- cision to increase this aspect of the indirect clcbl of the prov- ince." Postal operations show no profit OTTAWA (CP) None of the post office's four classes of mall makes a profit, the Commons was informed Wednesday- U.S. calls off next, week's peace talks PARIS (AP) The United states called off next week's session of the Vietnam peace alks today because of the lack of progress on the prisoner-of- war Issue. U.S. Ambassador William J. Porter also appeared to rule out regular weekly meetings in tho 'uture. "As you Porter told :he Communist delegates at the session today, "President Nixon has declared next week as of national concern for our men held prisoner by you and your associates. "It would be a mockery of our concern for them to sit in this room ivith you and listen to more of your blackmail and dis- tortion to the effect that the prisoners of war issue is an 'im- aginary problem.' Therefore our side does not agree to a meeting next week. "As lor meeting In the weeks that he said, "we be- lieve it would be preferable to await some sign from you that you are disposed to engage in meaningful exchanges on (lie various points raised in your and our proposals." A response by the department to written questions by Doug Rowland cov- ering the years 1961-62 to 1J71- 72, showed Iliat postal opera- tions have resulted in deficit in year. Tluj loss was million in 1981-62, million in 1964-63 and more than million in 1970-71. The 971-72 deficit is million. First-class mall showed a profit from 19C1-62 to Since then it has registered defi- cits, tlie highest million in 1870-71. The deficit is listed as million for 1971-72. Fourth-class mail showed modest profits until 19S6-67 and has been in a deficit position since Second and third class mailings showed deficits through the period covered. Tlw 1971-72 deficit for second class was million, for third class million and for fourth class million. The reply said newspapers constitute ntout 27 per cent of all second-class mailings with volume about 120 million items a year. SEIZE VIET HEROIN SAIGON (Renter) South Vi- etnamese police seized more than a ton of heroin last week and arrested 91 persons on nar- cotics charges, the official news agency Vietnam Press reported Thursday. Tho agency- said the majority of pushers were picked up near the big U.S. Army base at Long Binh, 12 miles northeast of Saigon. Weather and road report SUNSET FRIDAY SUNRISE H T, Tre LctHbridgc PIncher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairio Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton Prince Rupert Prince Gcorga Knrmoops Vancouver Saskatoon Regiria........ Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago........ New York Miami Doston T.os Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix........ Rome Paris London Berlin Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm Tokyo 62 3D .01 65 29 ,07 65 42 38 33 42 31 51 33 .50 32 .04 52 38 .04 .43 33 .58 .40 35 .22 46 33 .13 4B 38 .15 50 41. .20 38 25 40 27 27 20 39 24 .33 34 24 .93 .36 23 1.09 23 14 .01 .28 25 .13 29 19 .80 ..29 21 .73 43 25 53 40 79 64 56 43 .48 74 54 84 55 90 60 64 41 68 49 6f! 45 55 41 57 32 50 32 50 X? 58 43 FORECAST: Lelhbriilge-Meiliclne Hat Today: A few showers. Highs near 50. Lows rear 30. Fri- day: Cloudy periods. Highs near 50. Calgyry Today: A few showers. Winds shifting to W15- 20 by noon. Highs 40-45. Lows 25-30. Friday: Cloudy periods. Highs 40-45. Columbia Koolenay Today: Cloudy with showers occasionally mixed with anow over the Columbia region. Fri- day: Cloudy with showers. Highs today 45 to 50. Lows to- night near 3D. Highs Friday mid 40s. Montana East of Continental Divide Showers and a few thunder- showers west portion spreading into east portion this afternoon and continuing lonight. Gusty winds in many areas. Cooler west portion today and tonight. Friday variable cloudiness nnd colder with widely scattered rain or snow showers. Highs to- day 50s west and 60s east. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Friday in 40s. West of Continental Divide Cloudy with numerous show- ers and colder today. Snow on mountains. Partly cloudy to- night and Friday with widely scattered rain and snowshow- crs Little change in tempera- ture Friday. Highs today and Friday mostly Lows to- night 25 to 35. Columbia Recording Artist TONY WHITE WILL BE APPEARING NIGHTLY IN THE CLUBROOMS UNTIL SATURDAY MARCH 25th AT THE LABOR CLUB 207 13th St. North MEMBERS AND GUESTS EDWARDS HEAVY-DUTY CULTIVATOR 33' Model C433 with rod weeder attachment (optional) Big Rugged Cultivator for Large Powerful traclors Convertible to 31, 35 or 37 feet Maximum Clearance for Heavy Trasli Conditions One Hydraulic Cylinder is used for Deptli Conlrol and lifting to Transport Position Contact Ken Dickson for a demonstration GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Phone 328-1141 Lcthbridgd OFFICMI, AS OF A.m. TODAY COURTESY OK AMA I All highways in Uie I-eth- district ere bare and dry and in good winter driv- ing condition. j Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Golden is j bare and dry. Golden to Revel- stoko Is closed. Banff II a d i n m highway, plowed nnd sanded occa- sional slippery Banff-.I a s p e r highway Is open to Lha Saskatchewan River crossing. Snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling on any mountain or ski-access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutls 24 hours; Cnrway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 .m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgatc, D.C., 24 liours; Porlhill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. J Wildnorsc, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;