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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI UTHUIOOI NIRAtO - Friday, March U, 1?71 Hellyer raps government economic policies stand By KEVIN DOYLE OTTAWA (CP) - Former liberal transport minister Paul Hellyer accused tbe government before a hushed Commons Thursday of following morally disastrous economic policies and creating tragedy for thousands of Canadian families. "Technically and financially, the government's policy has been a near total disaster," Mr. Hellyer said. "Morally, it has been a total disaster." Mr. Hellyer, who was also responsible for housing when he resigned his cabinet post in April, 1969, said he had been re* luctant to speak out against government policies. But "of all the problems that I have had to face as a member of Parliament for over 20 years ... this (unemployment) has been the worst." Several close associates of Mr. Hellyer, who represents the Toronto riding of Trinity, said in later interviews he had deliberated for several weeks before deciding to make the speech. One long-time colleague said Mr. Hellyer had feared that a speech critical of the govern* Verdict awaited in Calley trial PORT BENNDJG, Ga. (AP) - The jury in Lieut. William CaUey's marathon My Lai murder trial must have a verdict by Rabies outbreak settling down EDMONTON (CP) - The outbreak of rabies in Alberta this winter now appears "to be settling down," J. B. Gurba, head of pest control and crop protection for the provincial government, said Thursday. Mr. Gurba told delegates to the Alberta Improvement Districts' Advisory Council conference that 33 cases of rabies have been reported in the province this year. The department of agriculture was using a control system which has proven successful In Montana. When an infected skunk is found, other skunks living in a three-mile radius are eliminated. Mr. Gurba said the program Is not one of eradication. When  nest of skunks is wiped out, more healthy animals take their place, he said. The conference ended Thursday. Monday or the Judge will ask the reason why. The deliberations are in their 10th day today. "It's a touchy matter," Judge Reid Kennedy said Thursday as another day passed without indication a decision is close. "I'm not sure just what I'll say to them. There really isn't any precedent for this. I don't know of any military jury that's ever taken so long." Tbe trial, too, is the longest U.S. court martial in history, beginning Nov. 12. The six officers of the jury are considering four specifications against Calley: that on March 16, 1968, when he led his infantry platoon through My Lai', he murdered at least 30 civilians at a trail crossing, at least 70 more at a ditch, plus a man and a child. On each count tbe jury can return one of four findings, acquittal, or guilty of premeditated murder, unpremeditated murder or manslaughter. Premeditated murder is punishable by life imprisonment or death. For unpremeditated murder life in prison is the maximum. Each count of voluntary manslaughter could bring up to 10 years. CANT PLAY? DON'T PAY PLAN A BEAUTIFUL TWO-MANUAL THOMAS ORGAN In your home with lessons to help you ploy rot At IOW AS $25 MONTHLY ENQUIRE AT Pruegger's Accordion College 530 5th St. S. Phone 327-7524 Members and Invited Guestsl ^ LABOR CLVB Corner 2nd Ave. arid 13th Street North ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES meat would be interpreted as sour grapes since his resignation bad been a result of a die-pute with cabinet over his proposals on housing. CALLS FOR GUIDES Mr. Hellyer called for mandatory guides to limit price and wage increases. He said the government's efforts to get agreement for voluntary guides have not succeeded. While Mr. Hellyer's statia-tics-laden speech highlighted the debate, there were bard-bit-ting addresses from leading opposition spokesmen ae well as � firm defence of government pot icies by Finance Minister E. J. Mr. Benson said the government is concerned'with the con* tinuing threat of inflation. But Canada's record of controlling inflation was the best in tbe Western world. The Conservatives and New Democrats had not produced clear alternatives to government policies. URGES TAX CUTS Mr. Hellyer, like most Conservative spokesman, recommended immediate, substantial tax cuts. "I believe that these benefits should apply to people who need tax relief most. "This would create an immediate demand in the marketplace; it would help get the wheels turning because � would put money into the hands of people who spend it and in the process soon produce jobs." He also called for a further lowering of interest rates to encourage expansion and help make funds available to Canadian industries for construction of new facilities. Mr. Hellyer said the government must make certain that an unlimited amount of funds is available "for the rehabilitation of bousing which is in disrepair and for the construction of new housing and there should be no limit . .. until the industry is operating to capacity." The seeds of future inflation had already been sown by wage settlements in 1970 which averaged 8.8 per cent in industries with 500 employees or more. Mandatory wage and price guides were the only way to prevent similar occurrences in the years ahead. Spending estimates approved EDMONTON (CP) - The 1971-72 spending estimates of the executive council and the highways department were approved by the Alberta'legislature's committee of supply Thursday. The executive council budget for the next fiscal year, which starts April 1, is $29.6 million, an increase of $11.3 million compared with tbe current fiscal year. Most of the additional money, $6 million, will be spent on development projects in the Lesser Slave Lake area of northern Alberta. The executive council has also taken over responsibility for the division of alcoholism from the health department and of human resources development projects from the agriculture department. The highways department budget of $106.3 million, an increase of $8.5 million, includes a new appropriation of $8 million for construction of secondary roads in the province. The department will spend $38.3 million on construction of primary highways, the same amount as in the recent fiscal year. Enjoy a Barbecue in Comfort at the MARQUIS GRILL ROOM ... Another First! - Watch your meat being cooked on a spit over our charcoal grill! The . . . GRILL ROOM WALK TO COURTROOM - Murder suspect Dal* Merfo Nelson, 32, of Creston, B.C., In southeastern British Columbia, Is flanked by RCMP officers as ho moves to and from the Cranbrook, B.C. court house. Nelson was charged after the deaths of eight persona In the Creston area last September. Nekorfs defence counsel admits accused was killer CRANBROOK, B.C. (CP) -Defence counsel acknowledged Thursday that accused murderer Dale Merle Nelson killed eight people last September in a bloodbath of terror in southeastern British Columbia. The five children and three adults were slain on the evening of Sept. 4 and in the early morning of Sept. 5 in the West Cres-ton area where Nelson, a 32-year-old father of three, lived. A verbal statement that Nelson was the killer was made by defence lawyer M. E. Moran of Castlegar, B.C., at the fifth day of Nelson's trial in B.C. Su- Levesque believes west will accept separation EDMONTON (CP) - Rene Levesque said Thursday he has sensed that western Canadians would accept Quebec separation from the rest of Canada, However much of this acceptance would result from indifference, Mr. Levesque, leader of the Parti Quebecods in Quebec, said during a news conference. Some Canadians living outside of Quebec might regret the move but only because they would "be losing the map-like image of the country. That s too bad." He said his party can't miss being voted in as at least a strong opposition in the next Quebec provincial election. If it formed the government, be would lead the province out of Confederation. . Last fail's crisis In Quebec increased support for the Parti Quebecois, he said. Less than four months after the kidnap-murder of Pierre Laporte the party gained in a byeiectkm in the late labor minister's riding. "You couldn't find a tougher spot than that." The party drew 33 per cent of the vote, an increase of two per cent from the previous general election. Mr. Levesque said Canadians were "incredibly conned" into accepting loss of rights under the War Measures Act. Prime minister Trudeau managed to fool the country for six weeks. "In Quebec two men had been kidnapped, one killed. The climate was tense and people B.C. people deprived of jobs VICTORIA (CP) - New Democratic Party members of the legislature accused the government of favoring the export of jobs from British Columbia to the United States by allowing the movement of B.C. coal over an American railroad. NDP leader Dave Barrett issued a challenge in the legislature to Premier W. A. C. Bennett to call an election on the issue, and James Chabot (SC- Columbia River) also opposed the policy, calling on the government to clarify its position. Mr. Barrett condemned the government for supporting an application by Kootenay and Elk Railway to ship coal through the U.S. to the deep-sea port at Roberts Bank, 20 miles south of Vancouver. He said if the railway is successful in its application, now before the Canadian Transport Commission, to link the Natal-Michel area with the Burlington Northern mainline south of the border, B.C. people will be deprived of jobs. Mr. Barrett said the government has hired a "city-slicker lawyer" from Ottawa to fight for Kootenay and Elk's application, and Leo Nimsick (NDP - Kootenay) asked why lawyers should be hired "to fight on behalf of big business." at times like this are easy to strike and manipulate. You bought it and swallowed it, just as Quebec did." He said political control of opinions in the armed forces is helping the separatist cause. "In fact there is no better breeding ground for separatists than the armed forces. When you go in you may not be one, but after experiencing it, you come out a separatist." Mr. Levesque was in Edmonton to speak to students at the University of Alberta. Employment committee in offing EDMONTON (CP) - Steps now are being taken to establish an employment committee to assist the 325 men who will be laid off next October when Cfaemcell Ltd. closes its petrochemical plant in the city, Labor Minister Ray Reierson said in the Alberta legislature, Mr. Reierson told Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed that the company, the federal manpower department and the provincial government will help the men find jobs and provide money for them to move to other areas if necessary. Asked by Mr. Lougheed If the government has any plans for specific projects to provide jobs far the Chemoell employees, Premier Harry Strom said "we will do everything we can to create jobs but the government can't take up the slack every time a private firm lays off workers." preme Court on two charges of non-capital murder. Nelson was charged originally m all eight slayings but is on trial specifically in the deaths of seven-year-old T r a c e y Jean Wasyk and eight-year-old Catherine Rose St: Amand. In addition to Mr. Moran's verbal statement-and with the approval of the defence-a written statement was entered as evidence describing how Nslson killed Tracey Wasyk by choking her, stabbing her in the abdomen and cutting her throat. APPEARS DISTRESSED As Crown counsel T. G. Bow-en-Colthurst read the document, Nelson, who had previously shown no emotion, appeared distressed and gulped rapidly. The statement said tbe accused also performed certain acts with eight-year-old Char-lene Wasyk and then attempted to get her to help him kill her sister Tracey. The prosecution's summary of events is that Nelson killed Shirley May Wasyk, 30, and Tracey Wasyk at the home of Alex Wasyk at West Creston, and then drove to the home of Raymond John Phipps, about two miles away. There, the victims were Phipps, 42, Isabelle Alice St. Amand, 27, Paul Roger St. Amand, 10, Brian Ross St. Amand, 7, and Roy Kenneth Phipps, 1. The body of Catherine Rose St. Amand was found Sept. 6 near Nelson's abandoned car about two miles up a bush road from the Phipps residence. Debbie Wasyk, 13, was Thursday's first witness. The trial is continuing. Oldest NWMP Two men charged in girVs death PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (CP) - Two men have been arrested m connection win he shooing death Thursday of a 15-year-old Port Colborne girl whose body was dumped at the emergency entrance of Port Colborne General Hospital. Police said Gerald Joseph Ward, 23, of Weland has been charged with non-capital murder and Grant Burnett, 20, of dies at 101 Louis Ingram Wood, the oldest living member of the North West Mounted Police, died recently at his home in Powell River, B.C., at the age of 101 He joined the force in 1891 at Fort Garry, Man., when there were 1,016 members in the NWMP, including 53 officers. $5,000 ransom paid MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Two young victims of separate kidnap incidents were free and unharmed today after the mr-ents of one paid a 15,000 ransom and the father of the second met a demand for removal of four nude photographs from an art gallery. The victims were Michael J. Register, 11, of Macon, Ga., who was held in handcuffs for nearly 20 hours while his parents arranged the ransom, and Richard E. Batey, 13, son of an official of the gallery in Memphis. Port Colborne, with manslaughter. Police said he girl, Jane Sbir. ley Ann Muise, died of a single gunshot wound and that a weapon and shells. had bean seized. In addition, they said a car resembling one seen near the hospital early Thursday had been impounded. Police said Burnett was arrested Thursday afternoon on a Port Colborne street and that Ward surrendered to police at the Welland police station. Deputy Chief Don Harris at the Niagara region police force said it is believed the shooting took place at a drop-in centra for young people in Port Colborne. India quits study group NEW DELHI (AP) - India has quit the eight-nation Commonwealth study group set up two months ago to examine any justification for British arms sales to South Africa, Foreign Minister Swaran Singh officially informed Parliament today. Singh said India withdrew from the group-joining a boycott already announced by Nigeria and Malaysia-because Britain decided, even before the member nations could meet for the first time, to sell Wasp anti-submarine helicopters to South Africa. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE * ' � ' Weather and road report O/f ABOVE 19.AA ZERO AT "'wJVOON SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:20 SUNSET 6:55 H LPre Lethbridge ...   e 23 18 .05 Waterton......  24 16 Pincher Creek . 23 16 .05 Medicine Hat .. * _  22 12 .03 Edmonton ... .    20 -2 .01 Grande Prairie t   14 1 .03 Banff........ 30 9 Calgary......   13 6 .04 Victoria...... 48 39 .15 Penticton..... 51 33 .03 Cranbrook ... . � a * 43 28 .15 Prince George .   SO 14 .01 Vancouver ... . 48 40 .02 Saskatoon ... ..   20 -5 .07 28 -5 .10 Winnipeg..... a 31 20 .18 Toronto...... , 30 13 29 10 Montreal..... a 26 9 St. John's.....  a 35 24 Halifax...... 35 24 Oharlottetown , 32 19 Fredericton ...   37 20 New York ... .   43 30 76 72 Los Angeles..... 60 56 .. Las Vegas.......79 66 .. Rome...... ... . 41 63 .. Paris ....... ..... 41 55 .. London.......... 43 54 .. Berlin.......... 39 SO V. Amsterdam ... ... 37 48 Madrid......... 39 59 .. Stockholm....... 32 41 .. Tokyo........., 39 61 .. Lethbridge, Calgary - Heavier snow beginning in the morning. Winds increasing to E20. Saturday: Snow-flurries. Lows near 20. Highs near 30. Medicine Hat-Heavier snow beginning in the afternoon. Winds increasing to E20 and gusty. Saturday: Light snow-flurries. Lows 15-20 above. Highs 20-25. Columbia, Kootenay - Today and Saturday: Periods of snow, except snow becoming rain during day in southern districts. Highs today and Saturday near 40, except in mid 30s in Columbia district. Lows tonight in 20s. TAPE SALE Regular C QC $7.95. 3.33 MUSICLAND Cor 13th St. and 3rd Ave. S. NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT RHEA RECORDING STAR "RUSS MARSH and The Country 3" APPEARING TONIGHT AND SATURDAY AT THE MINERS1 LIBRARY 735 13th St. N. MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS) J ALUS CHALMERS MACHINERY For price* and details en th� 'Allit-Chalmert' line of' farm equipment contact 'Cola' Harris 'Dick' Onttn 'Bert' ErlcVton FINANCING AVAILABLI - GRAIN TAKEN IN TRAD! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2, Carway 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 Coutts, bare. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Leavitt, bare except for occasional icy sections east of Card-ston, Lethbridge to Waterton, some 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 Bevel-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 mostly bare and sanded where necessary. PORTS O* ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 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.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 13 ;