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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD Wednesday, Match 25, 1970 Legislature At Stalemate On Federal Tax Reforms EDMONTON (CP) -BothI sides of Ite legislature have agreed the federal white paper on las reform is detrimental to economic expansion but they can't agree on how to approach the federal government. Peter Lougnccd, leader of the Progressive Conservative op- position, Tuesday, asked the legislature to declare formal opposition lo the white paper attl request Ottawa to submit alternate proposals. ''This proposed tax reform is not in (lie best interest of Al- said Mr. Lougheed, member for Calgary West. "A considerable portion of the tax reform is socialistic." CHANGES NKCIiSSARY He said his party agreed changes were necessary be- cause of Canada's "lax jungle" but the white paper as a whole is detrimental lo economic ex- pansion. Government backbencher Wil- liam Tomyn said the white paper invited collapse of "our entire private enterprise sys- tem" l U could "plunge the entire nation inlo socialistic materialism and totalitarian statism." Mr. Tomyn Norwood) said the federal gov- ernment should "admit the major objective of the proposed tax reform is to establish a new beacliliead for the elate social- ism lake-over." Debate was adjouiccd on the motion. AUTO 1XSUKANCE A seven man legislative committee recommended a compulsory minimum automo- bile insurance program with a no-fault provision for the prov- ince. It climaxed a year of study with 27 recommendations and suggested that wliile private BEAUTY WITHOUT CRUELTY-Brilish model Celio Hammond (right) and Mrs. Jean te- fevre, also from England, take their appeal for an end to the killing of whilecoat Seals to Fisheries Minister Jack Davis. The two representatives of the organization. Beauty Cruelty, observed the hunt last weekend on the ice off the Atlantic Coast and then came to Ottawa to see Mr. Davis. Thev want the Gulf of SI. Lawrence made a Seal sanctuary. Farmers Told To Unite Voices Politically-Wise U.S. Bombers Won't Carry Any Weapons OTTAWA (CP) American bombers taking part in trial runs over Alberta and Sas- katchewan, under a recently- concluded agreement between Canada and the U.S. will not be earning weapons. Defence Minister Leo Cadieux assured the Commons. Answering New Democrat Leader T. C. Douglas, Mr. Cad- ieux said the exercise is de- Bigned to help U.S. Strategic Air Command pilois get prac- tice operating over terrain they are not used to. Indian Association Denies Charges ARNOLD PUKK ACCOUNTANT Year End Income Tax Returns OFFICE 706 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 1 EDMONTON (CP) -The Al- >erta Indian Association said wre provincial government of- ficials were not involved in pre- paration of the association's an- swer to the federal govern- ment's white paper on Indian policies. The association's comment was in reply to charges made by Charles Wulhmcc, a Cree In- dian who practises law in Cal- gary, in an address to the Al- berta Voice of Native annual convention. Mr. Wuttunee said n consult- ing fee of had been paid for the job. Questioned after the meeting, he said M and M Systems search, an organization lished by former Alberta Prem- ier E. C. Manning and his son, Preslon, had been hired to pre- pare the paper. He added that Don Hamilton, executive assistant to Premier Harry Strom, and John Barr, executive assistant to Educa- tion Minister Robert Clark, were involved in preparation of Use paper. EDMONTON' (CP) Farm- ers must learn to unite their voices in a politically wise way, Agriculture Minister II. A. (Bud) Olson told Alberta Farm- ers Tuesday night. "There are fewer and fewer farm votes every he said. However, commercial agriculture and the rural com- munity are important in clcc lions. "The other important fact Is that farmers are not a homo- geneous group with distinct, precisely uniform interests." Speaking at the convention amalgamating the Farmers' Union of Alberta and the A! bcrta Federation of Agricul lure, the minister praised the y e t-to-be-named organization for trying to bring the agricul- tural community together to come as anyone else In society and under the same rules." Earlier Tuesday the tv.'o founding groups combined lo acclaim Paul Babey as presi- dent Mr. Babey, 41, farms in the Beaverdam area east of Edmonton near the Alberla- Saskalchewan border. Eince 1961, he has been presi- dent of the Farmers' Union and was also a vice-president of the Federation of Agriculture, which repre- sents 27 grain, dairy, poultry, livestock, farm supply and spe- cialty-crop groups. Today, the new organization will continue to draw up a con- stitution, choose a name and se- lect some of the proposed 33- member hoard of director. The convention ends Thurs day. underwriters should retain con- trol of automobile insurance, a special group of MLAs and the provincial insurance superin- tendent sliould provide liaison wilh the industry. Recommendations included minimum liability coverage ol and a policy for third party liability. Accident benefits would in dude for funeral costs with death benefits ranging between ?500 and for children, de- ponding on age; up to for a spouse; and for the head of a household. C11KDIT CARDS An opposition bill to discour age distribution of unsolicitet goods or credit cards was given first reading. It would stipulate that anyone receiving unsolic ted goods in the mail has m egal obligation to the sender nless receipt of the goods i cknowlcdged in writing. Robert Simpson (SC Ca' ;ary in a private mem >er's bill approved Tucsdaj criticized the Canadian radio- cicvision commission ban o cable television for Alberta. The bill, said the commissio discriminated against Alberlan >y not allowing them to see programs available to man >thcr Canadians. There was no night siltin Tuesday. face its problems. FIRST STEP This convention Benson Shocks Tax Group Meet MONTREAL (CP) Some annual banquet that the mat members o[ the Canadian Tax I purpose of the plan is to bring !s a first WINS S.C. NOMINATION' CALGARY (CP) -Realt Roy Wilson was nominated the Social Credit party to co test Bow constituency in tr next provincial election. Canadians llr'ike t Rich By T1IE CANADIAN PRESS Sis Canadians won prizes of each today with Irish uecpstake tickets on New hapier, winner of today's Lin- olnshire Handicap at Doncas- ?r, Knglaixl. Four Canadians on each with tickets on econd-place Prince de GaUes nd six won with tickets a Brookway, who was third. Canadian tickets on the win- ing horse, as listed by sweep- !ake officials in Dublin after ic draw last Thursday, with wrse's name, ticket number, iame or and ionic were: The winners: New Sullivan, Woodstock, Ont.; Paul Johns, Toronto; Chick Warren, Pitt .leadows, B.C.: S. Laurin, Ot- tawa; M. L. Kerkhoven, Van- couver; Mrs. Dora Rousselle, Renfrew, Ont. Prince Vic Cush- man, Hamilton; West Tail, Re- >ina; Iris Torfason, Thunder Bay, Ont.; Dora Bollo, Vancou- ver. Brookway-J. B. McDowell, Kenora, Onl.; Mrs. J. Schoales, Prcscoll, Ont.; D. H. Curtis, Calgary; Joe Popotf, Saska- toon; M. Campbell, Winnipeg 10; Ron Gaudet, Lakewood, A to'.al of 251 Canadians held tickets drawn on the race. Tick- ets on non-starters and horses out of the money were worth about The total Canadian take amounted to about The total amount Ca- nadians put into the pool cannot be estimated since sale of sweepstake tickets is illegal in Canada. SIGNS OF Douglas Devamlchuk o! 235 2nd Ave. S., I.ethbridge, says he saw a fat gopher. Paul Andersen of Clartsholm says the trees in ClEresholm's Central Park have been pruned all right. "There isn't a branch left for a bird to bui'd a nest Percy Ripley of Lethbridge lot trips. SUPER SAVINGS AT THR1FTWAY DRUGS Check our Complete, dclrcloui ofi Eater Eatler Chocolatat Boxed Chocolate Animali Including Donafd Mickey Mouie, etc. O FLORAL AIR FRESHENER 12 (luid 01. Reg, 99( step for the Canadian agricul- tural industry and it is a giant s'.ep forward for the indepen- dent producers of this prov- he said. "You have, in effect, agreed that from this time forward farmers should speak with a united voice." Mr. Olson urged about 600 delegates to consider how they are approaching urban people ard urban politicians. "For example, it may not mean a great deal to an urban legislator to hear that farmers are being squeezed harder awl harder in the cost-price squeeze. "But, if the. farm community explains to the city-bred politi- cian that many people on wel- fare, who are costing so many tax dollars, are there because they were forced out of agricul- Foundation found it incredible Tuesday night that Finance Minister Edgar Benson should tell them the government's pro- posed tax change plan is not de- signed primarily to rake fed- eral lax revenues. They groaned aloud when he toM about persons at their Is busy getting his trailer ready ture by economic factors be- yond the fanners' control, he may have mere sympathy for the farm problem." Jlr. Olson, a southeastern Alberta farmer, said, "you might wish to adopt the ap- proach that farmers want only to achieve the same levels of in- Medicine Hat Youth Jailed Iii Drug Case CALGARY young drug traffickers were each sen- tenced to two years in peni- tentiary when they appeared in magistrate's court. Peter A. Hingwall, 20, of Vancouver and Date R. Walk- er, 13, of Medicine Hat had New Land Act Bill Approved VICTORIA (CP) The Brit ish Columbia government Tues day went through a battle roya with the opposition before giv ing third reading lo a bill tc restrictv foreign ownership o land in B.C. Bob Williams (OTP couver East) accused the gm ernment of supporting the prin ciple of foreign ownership o crown land and introduced sev eral amendments to the Ian act, all of which were turnec back by the government. The bill was one of 10 give final reading during the after noon session. The new legislation, firs overhaul of the Land Act sine 1838, means that citizens foreign countries will no longe he able to acquire clear title crown land in B.C. Any person can still leai crown land, but only Can dians will bo able to proceed title under the governmcnl pleaded guilty to earlier, the. charges 20 or. Reg. 1.79 ,33 1 Both were arrested following a four month RCMP under- cover investigation. Ringwall admitted selling three tablets of LSD to an RCMP undercover agent last Dec. 11 for S16. Walker had 27 cubes of foil- wrapped hashish in Ks posses- sion when arrested hero March 12 on a warrant issued in Medi- cine Hat. lease, develop, purchase plan Tne act also limits the si o! application for a lease acres and stipulates th tire government may recuii applicants to post performan bonds, submit feasibility slu ics and disclose their (inane: situation. eater equity to the tax system reducing taxes on low-in- mc groups ar.d raising them others. On Monday, the convention as tckl by Professor John Bos- iis of Toronto, now a visiting ofessor of economics at Yale niversity, that the white paper oposals released last Novem- cr would produce more than in additional tax evenues. The wliile paper iisclf .says ic increase in the filth year of c plan's operation will be And the Ontario ovcmmcnt has estimaed on le basis of Its computer analy- s that the increase when the Ian is fully in effect will be Before the minister spoke, the onveution also heard from wee other professors that the Ian might depress the rale of )anada's economic growth lightly, but not seriously. CLAIMS INCREASE ISSUE One of A. Dobell of he institute for quantitative analysis of social and economic policy at the University of To- the important factor in assessing the white paper is what the government plans to do with its increased tax take. Mr. Benson, departing from iis prepared speech, told the banquet: "The while paper proposals were not put in there to increase the revenues of the country." In later years, tax revenues will go up, "but (his is not the purpose of the Jlr. Bcn.son said. "I'd be the happiest minister of finance there is to find we had loo much revenues and could reduce lax rates." The conference concludes today after another morning round of panel discussions and a closing summary, at wluch Rob- ert B. Rryce, retiring deputy minister of finance in Ottawa, is to speak. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT, 42 ABOVE SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lelhbridge .......4Z 20 Pincher Creek 41 10 Medicine Hat.....40 23 Calgary......... 39 Cranbrook.......43 Edmonton.......35 Kamloops....... 58 Penticton........50 .27 .01 Prince Rupert Vancouver Victoria........ Regina......... Saskatoon...... Winnipeg Thunder Boy 24 22 21 30 2G 33 34 42 16 11 13 16 25 .01 26 Otta va Toronto SYNOPSIS Upper disturbances will con tinuc to cross over British Co- lumbia and Alberta at inter vals of 1A lo 36 hours giving patchy cloud and a few snow flurries in mosl localities. A band of snowflurries will move south eastward from jorthern British Columbia lo- lay and by Thursday morning bould be on the eastern border of Alberta. Sunny skies will prevail Thursday in many regions be- !ore the r.ext upper disturb- ance enters the district on Fri- day. FORECAST l.cthhriilgc, McUidne Hat- Sunny with cloudy periods to- day. Mainly cloudy with wet snow Hurries in a few locali- ties tonight. Sunny and con- tinuing mild Thursday. Winds anil gusty except N20 with snowflnrrics tonight. Low high Lclhrjrldge and Medicine Hat 23-15. Columtiia-Kootenay Sunny with a few cloudy intervals Thursday. Winds light, law to- night and high Thursday at Cranbrook 25-18. Castlegar 30- 33. THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE Ctn. of 200 CIGARETTES 4.49 REGUIAR Ctn. of 200. OponDciily- 9 o.m. to 9 p.m. Open "undayj and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVIMGS J ni'i "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXAll DRUG STORE" 702 13lh Street North Phono 327-0310 SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Juveniles Face LSD I Drug Charge ClUMiliOOK (Special) Two juvenile boys, age M anil IS. have born charged by (he liOIP with possession of 78 capsules of USD for purposes of Irnffic. Tioth ere Crnnbrook boys am have bten released in cuslody of their parents, pending bear ing April 9 before Judge Davi< l.unn in Family and Children's Court. Tho Crown has named Pclcr Gi'abam counsel to proscculi the charge, and the two nc cased juveniles have been rec ommcnded to engage dcfcnci i counsel, and havo cnlercd ni I plea yet. It's Here On Display Now The All New Toyota Hi-Lux Half-Ton Pickup 2.20 Down 2.20 A Day FREE MONTHS SUPPLY OF GAS FREE LICENSE PLATES TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE located At Ccneial form Supplici Courts Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OK AMA 'm- POTATO P.OAST Members of the Notional Farmers Organization hauled on estimated two million pounds of potatoes from eastern Idaho lo the Boise area as part of its demonstration against current potato prices, Welfare groups wore invited lo help themselves from the loaded trucks, parked at the Idaho Fairgrounds in Boise. Thoso left wcro houled lo a rural orca near Kuno, about 20 ml'et loul'r. of Boise, and jorns were burned. All highways In llio Leth- hridgc district arc hare and dry. Highway lo Band bare and in good cor.dilioTi. Banff to Golden is bare and in good condition. Molorisls are advised (o watch for fallen rock and frost heaves. Golden to Revclsfoke is mostly bare wilh some lighl snow. The highway has plowed and sanded anil there arc slippery sections. Motorists are advised lo watch f o r fallen rock. Banff-Radium highway is bare and in good condition. The Banff Jasper highway is mostly bare and in good condilion. This road is closed from 9 p.m. lo 8 a.m. daily. Crcslon Salmo highway Is mostly bare and in good con- dition. Snow tires or chains are re- quired when (ravelling in any mountain area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Cfiulls, 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to G p.m. MST, Chief Mountain closed. Del Uonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooscville, B.C. 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Poithill-Rykcrls 8 a.m. to midnight; Logan Pass, closed for winter, ;