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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THt mHSRIDG! HSKAIO Tueidoy, Mimh 34, 1970 Retired Public Servants' Pension Raise Approved By KEVIN' DOY1.K OTTAWA ICP) The Com- mons whisked through a stiies of housekeeping measures Mon- day after approving a govern- ment bill to raise pensions of re- tired public The pension Increases, which apply to former Mi's among others, had met with staunch opposition from the New Demo- cratic Party. Stanley Kr.owlcs nipeg North Centre) condemned Study Of Grain Situation Urged OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons committee on agriculture was urged today by the -Na- tional Farmers' Union to con- duct a detailed study of the grain situation in Western Can- ada, particularly feed grain. In a prepared statement re- leased before the brief was presented, the union asked what violators of Canadian wheat board rules be prosecuted and the penalties be harsher. Jurisdiction For Parole Still Sought EDMONTON (CP) Al- berta still is attempting to ob- tain jurisdiction in the field of parole for prisoners in the, Attorney General Edgar Gerhart said in the leg- islature Monday. Mr. Gerhart said the parole field now is the responsibility pf the federal government. ten Kerry tPC Calgary- Bowness) asked Mr. Gerhart il the province was considering Introducing training in sports coaching and officiating for prisoners in the provincial in- stitutions similar to that pro- vided in the federal penitenti- ary at Drumheller. Mr. Gerhart replied one problem was the stav of Pris- oners in the provincial jails averaged SO days and this did not allow enough tiree for such training. "And anyway, a lot of these rhaps in minimum security in- stitutions have specialized in long distance running." Mr. Gerhart also took Issue with a Calgary justice who criticized Alberta's legal aid Replying to Bill DIcHB sions with Mr. Johnson. The U.S. views the watery ex panses between the archipelago islands as high seas, open to all. growing unemployment across Canada. "It may adversely affect the net result." However, Mr. Speaker said the new act will provide econo- mic advantage for Alberta and economic and social advan- HOUSr.VG The. governments' net to es- tablish the Alberta Housing and Urban Renewal Corp. as a "true11 crown corporation under the r.ew .name Alberta Housing Corp. was given ap- proval in principle. Vote On Money Referendum Set trying to seed prices lo previous levels, "some are tak- ing advantage of the opportun- ity to escalate prices." 'in reply lo Clarence Copl- Ihorne (Ind Mr. Rcicrson said there a possibility of a shortage of ade- quate supplies of the mosl popu- lar forage seed mixtures. However, considering the va- rious kinds of mixtures that are e provincial department's shared-cost seed program, Mr. ''one could rake be ade- Farrau Named I'C Candidate ORIENTATION AW. Hoy Far-ran was nominated by the Progressive Conservativo party to contest Calgary North con- stituency in Ihe nest provincial election. SPAHWOOD (HNS) Action came quickly this week follow- ing notification from the Edu- cation Minister D. Brothers that an order hi-coiir.cil author- izing a money referendum in School District 1 had been pass- ed in Victoria. Jack board chair- man, upon receipt of a telegram from the minister, immediately arranged for a special meeting of the school hoard to set in the machinery for the vote. Dale cf the referendum Is April 10, between the hours 9 a.m.-lO p.m. local time. Amount of the referendum af- ter the board's original esti- mates had been pared by Vic- toria, is However share- ur.dcr this amrrjnt is termed able which means that the formula now in effect the province will provide 75 pt-r cent and the school district 25 per cent. Hoard secretary K. Cham- Ijors was unnble lo Iward a j guess as to what the referen- Idum will mean to the average lax payer. will not receive lire assess.T.enl figures from the department until after Apri 15th, Mr. Chambers said. The board needs the moeny In expand facilities in Jaffrey Fernie and Spanvcod plus new sclwol in the Upper El Valley to serve residents of r.ew community planned for that area. If the vote is favor able, Ihe board must still ol ve a 30-day quash periot before it can submit skctc plans lo Vicloria. If Ihe refer er.dum fails to pass the boar may re-submit it within thrc months. Should the rcferendui go down it would mean that th schcols would have to go o shifts. Even so all Ihe student could not he taken in. Polling stations will be set u in convenient places through- oat tlie district. iiakc its altitude kr.own bc- ause such unilateral declara- ions of policy and intention can trenglhen the existing Geneva !onvcntion and constitute 'practical progress" in the at- empt to control these arms. He submitted a Etstement 'rom liis government which said Canada "never has had and does nol now possess any bi- > weapons and does not nlend to develop, produce, ac- quire, stockpile or use such weapons at any time in Ihe fu- .ure." It said Canada also has no chemical weapons and does net intend lo acquire or use such arms "unless Uiese weap- ons should be used against the military forces or the civilian population cf Canada or its al- lies." HALE OPTICAL X COMPANY LTD 307 6th SI. S. Percy Ripley Dispensing Optician 327-7153 WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 42 Second reading came after 10 Progressive Conservative said the new act rovided "hope" because the rovince's public housing rec- rd was "shameful" in recent ears. Municipal Affairs Minister Fred Dave ictoria Park) said the rnment made no firm deci- ABOVE 10.00 ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lelhbridge .......51 33 Colborne, replying to Russell 49 27 52 34 53 27 Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Calgary...... Coronation Edmonton...... 37 Kamloops.......G3 35 ion to enter the field oi direct ending for mortgage financing. While the new act would How such action, "1 want to make it abundantly clear the jovernment has set no policy to enter tlie direct lending ield for mortgages.' Mr. Hussell said the move nlo the direct lending field slwuld have been "made years ago." A government bill lo estob- ish a pollution control board was given second reading after opposition members voted against it. The opposition had intro- duced legislation providing for board which would have had Mi authority to set pollution standards and enforce them. Bill Yurko a chemical engineer who introduced Ihe hill, said the government lacked Ihe "political courage" to Intro- duce a control authority with the power to set regulations, standards, penalties and pun- ishment for offenders. The government legislation would establish an environmen- tal control authority but only with advisoiy powers. "The abilily of the three- man board to coordinate the efforts of the various depart- ments is questionable Mr. Yurko said. Premier Harry Strom said Ihe bill indicated his Social Credit government's intention lo do "everything possible to ensure we have clean air, water and soil." The bill was given second reading on a 48 lo 10 standing vote with the lone independ- ent Clarence Copilhome, member for Banff-Cochrane voting with the Progressive Conservatives against it. 'enliclon Rupert Cranbrook Vancouver Victoria Rcginn Saskatoon Winnipeg Thunder Bay Ottawa....... Toronto Montreal SYNOPSIS Cool unstable 55 5S 36 35 28 36 29 33 14 34 18 3-1 26 33 31 3D 24 air covered most of the district this mor- ning. A few snowflurries were being reported over the west- ern regions. A slow clearing will spread from the north today as a high pressure area moves south- ward out of the territories. By Wednesday sunny weath- er will prevail in most regions with temperatures beginning an upward trend in Ihe northwest and along the mountains. FORF.CAST Medicine Hal- Cloudy with widely sep- parnlcd snowflurries today. Sunny with little change in I e in p n r a turc Wednesday. Wir.ils N20 anil gusty today light Wednesday. Low high I.clhliriilge 25 40, Medicine Hat 15-35. Columbia, Kootcnay Sunny with a few cloudy periods to- day and Wednesday. Mild. Winds light. Low lonighl and high et Cranbrook 2MB. Castle- Expert Rug Cleaning Spring's tliO firro lo your rugi professionally tkoned by us. Wo ere pioneers fn fie'rf in Icrhbiidge and hove the experieica and know-how io G5.sure you of an export fob. Dirf ond grime dulls beautiful colors and ttvfi off fibres Let uj your rytjs nowl FOR FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY CALL BENJAMIN'S CLEANERS-TAILORS 317 IdlS SI. S. (Masonic Plions -W-5771 Explode Device WASHINGTON (Flouicr.s) The United Slates exploded a i nuclear device in the Itnv-intcr-' mediate yiel'I range at its test silc in Nevada Monday, Ihe At- omic Kr.ergy Commission an- nounced. It snitl bins', to between ar.d tnns iof TNT, the lllh weapons-i 'related Ust announced this I year. I FOR DAILY INSPIRATION OUR NEW NUMBER 327-4581 SfASTEDO'S lar BIG VALUE SALE CONTINUES HUGE DISCOUNTS on nil FURNITURE on our display floor, BASTEDO FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERY 522 5th Slfoef S. Phone 327-7711 It's Here On Display Now The All New Toyota Hi-Lux Half-Ton Pickup Down 2.20 FREE MONTHS SUPPIY OF GAS FREE LICENSE PLATES TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE located At General Form Supplier Coults Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In' the briclge district are reported bare and in good driving con- dition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary lo Banff is mostly bare and dry. The Banff- CioMen highway received Hi inches of snow. This road has plowed and sanded and Iliere are slippery sections. Golden lo Revelsloke received inches of snow. Plowing and sanding is in progress and (hero are slippery sections and motorists nre advised to watch for fallen rock. TIio Hanff-Iia- dium highway has 2 inclies of snow, has been plowed and sanded and Ihcrc are slippery sections. Banff-Jasper Thero is tt-l inch of snow. Hie high- way has been plowed and sand- ed. Tlicrc are slippery sections and drifting snow. This roatl U closed: from 9 p.m. lo 8 a.m. daily. Snow tires or chains nre re- quired when travelling In any mounlain nrca. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Cloiinr; Coutls, 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m, lo 6 p.m. MST; Chief Mountain closed. Del Btnita 9 a.m. to C p.m.; liooscville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Klngsgalc, B.C., 24 hours; PorlhiU-Rykerts 8 n.m. to mldniglil; Logaa Pa is, dosed wlnler. ;