Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
Godaddyseal image
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 22

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives


Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Sharp: no pressure on Canada to remain in Vietnam OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment was expected to an- nounce today whether Canada would remain on the Inter- national Commission of Control find Supervision UCCS) in Viet- nam. External Affairs Minister Mil- elicit Sharp told the Commons Monday the decision would he announced to the House today. Although he disclaimed any undue pressure from countries involved in the uneasy South- east Asian ceasefire, specula- tion among close observers was that Canada would remain in the commission, although prob- ably with another time limita- tion involved. Canada became part of the commission for an initial 60-day period, which ends Wednesday and Mr. Sharp last week led a party that included New Demo- cratic and Social Credit Com- mons members and Senate rep- resentatives on a fact-finding tour of the area, A decision to withdraw would have Canadian military and diplomatic personnel out oE Vietnam by the end of April. "The United Stales has been urging us to remain but there's been no undue pressure, no twisting of Mr. Sharp told reporters Monday. He was denying reports pub- lished in Montreal saying Can- ada had, in effect, been.duped into joining the commission. He told Commons otter countries Including Britain, Ja- pan and "some NATO part- ners" also had been urging Canada to remain on the com- mission. But he also told the Commons that if continued fighting be- comes general, the ICCS would have to withdraw to Saigon, leaving ifs ceasefire observer posts unmanned. He also said Canada would maintain Its so-called open- mouth policy regarding what it considers ceasefire violations. Canada has consistently made public such violations even when other members of the Poland, not. The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 90 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Socreds force 8-liour legislative sitting Leitch survives marathon roasting By JOHN SHORT EDMONTON (CP) Attorney-General Merv Leitch survived a vote of non-confidence in his performance early today as MLAs battled through what was believed the longest legislative sitting in Alberta history. Mr. Leitch, under strong opposition pressure during recent weeks for his handling of two controversial is- sues, won passage of his department's appropriations during committee of the whole at a.m. three minutes short of eight hours after the 8 p.m. start of a Monday night sitting. Led by Social Credit House Lewis may prop gov't for months flights banned Future Kananaskis Highway 200-foot-wide jwath through the Irees points the way WASHINGTON (Router) Tlie United States government today banned supersonic flights by civilian as the Anglo-French Concorde air- the United States, beginning April 27. Kananaskis road plan criticized grants Ministers' tackle for RCMP By BICHAHD BURKE Herald Staff Writer The provincial higliways department has been ac- cused of showing little consideration of the environ- ment in the construction of the first phass on the Ka- nanaskis Highway 50 miles west of Calgary. In a prepared statement, Dan Lousier, chairman of the Kananaskis Action Committee declared Monday the department "has already made up its mind" to put through a 70 mile-per-hour highway with an implied use for future industry in the wilderness area. Mr. Lousier had just been through a tour of the construction site with 34 government officials, envir- onmental group representatives and the press and wit- nessed the 200-foot swath cut through the trees, to make way for tiie highway. He said his group is in favor of upgrading the Kananaskis Road but that it "should be carried out in line with the objectives of the foothills land use report." He did not elaborate on these objectives but indicated they did not call for a high-speed highway. COPITHOIINE KEFUTES CLAIM Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne, whose con- stituency includes llw Kananaskis, refuted the claims saying ills highway will have a maximum 50 mile per hour speed limit, not 70 miles per hour as has been suggested. 'flic'road has been designed to carry travellers safely, Mr. Copithorne said. "We needed a design which is safe and has minimum maintenance costs." He referred to the Edson Highway, west of Ed- monton, which was built, he said, with the environ- men in mind and has been the scene of several fatal traffic accidents. The Kananaskis Iligliway is being upgraded with a 36-foot wide paved road bed scuth of the Trans-Can- ada Highway for 31 miles, initially. Once that section is completed, work will likely start at the south end oi (he Iligliway, north of Coleman. The road is being upgraded, Mr. Copithorne said, so more Albertans can enjoy parts of the -wilderness airea. THEECUTTING QUESTIONED During the tour earlier in the day, environmental- ists questioned the need for the levelling of trees to make a 200-foot wide right-of-way for Uic road. Bob Cronkitc. chief engineer for the tiighways de- partment, said the extra-wide right-of-way was neces- sary in the first 12 miles of the highway but that the swath would be varied and generally narrower tlvrough- oul the rest of the construction. The trees are cut back, in many cases, to eliminate shadows on ttis roadway during the winter which cause icy conditions and increase maintenance costs, Mr. Cronkite said. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the highways depart- ment sEjjj, that work to upgrade the highway from Coleman north will likely net be considered for at least another fivs years. centennial Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Alberta government will contribute or half the cost of com- munity projects to celebrate the anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Po- lice, Boh Bowling, minister responsible for tourism, said Monday. The provincial government has earmarked million million this year to cele- brate the RCMP Centennial. Mr. Bawling said in an inter- view that proposals are now being accepted for financial support by a "century com- mittee" which will screen pro- jects. The first approvals should be granted "very soon" he said. Mr. Bowling said dozens of projects from individuals, or- ganizations and communities have already been many of them from Southern Alberla. He declined to say, however, which projects might receive favorable considera- tion. Approval will be based on the excellence of proposals and communities are not limit- ed in the number of plans sub- mitted, said the minister. monetary reform WASHINGTON (CP) World finance ministers appeared to- day to have made little prog- ress in their search for in'.er- natinnal monetary reform, but most remained optimistic a new system, can be devised by the end of this year. The so-called Committee of Iccled two main currents of view among the delegates here. One was that the recent floats of major currencies have radi- cally changed tie basis for monetary reform, the other was that fixed rates should be re- adopted quickly. "Our cwn-iyiew is that we 20, created last year to draw up can't ignorexwhat has happened a plan for reform, went into the second day of-a two-day meet- ing with some delegates ex- pressing disappointment Ihat few ministers seemed to be con- tributing much to the dis- cussions. The first day was largely a day of formal statements, dele- gales said, and few ministers contributed fresh ideas. SEEKS FIXED RATES Finance Minister John Turner said Canada wants an eventual return to a system of fixed ex- change rates but a system which takes into account recent dramatic changes in the inter- national monetary field. Speaking to reporters Mon- day, Turner said he has As- in recent Turner said. The ultimate object should be a return to fixed par values, but wilh more, flexibility than in the past. A return to monetary stability is a prerequisite for orderly for- eign trade, on which Canada de- pends heavily, he said. Recent developments referred to by Turner include the 10-per- cent devaluation of the U.S. dol- lar and the floating of the cur- rencies of major industrial countries. Stores protest liigli prices WASHINGTON (AP) Con- sumers Supermarkets, a gro- cery chain with 13 stores in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of the United Stales capital, will close Saturday in a one-day pro- test against rising food prices. Seen and heard About town TJEALTH and welfare min- isler Marc Lalonde, ing Aid. Vera she speaks French better than John Diefcntokcr .Ala- stair MaeLcan complaining he is gaining weight because his girlfriend Kalliic rmkes the best apple turnovers in Canada Wayne Winlc- innte introducing his friend as another Al Caponc. CANADIAN TO BE FREED SAIGON (CP) Ambassa- dor Michel Gauvin said today he is not certain whether Ca- nadian missionary LIcyd Op- pel would be transferred to Saigon or moved immediately to the Philippines when he is released by the Pathet Lao. A U.S. informant said agree- ment has been reached with the communists whereby the nine Americans captured by the Pathet Lao, as well as Oppel, will be released Wed- nesday at Hanoi's Gia Lam Airport. The last 32 United States prisoners of the Viet Cong meanwhile were freed in Hanoi today and flowu to Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Wire services rates rise OTTAWA (CP) National and Canadian Pacific Telecommunications have ob- laincd approval lor increased rales for private wire, telex and broadband exchange services. The Canadian transport com- mission said today tha appli- cation was approved after con- sidering the need for additional revenue and competition faced by the two telecommunications carriers. The commission was told at hearings lost year that the in- creased rates would have yielded about S3 million in addi- tional revenue if in effect throughout 1971. The estimate was based in 1971 revenues. Charges for private wirn equipment will increase an av- erage of 12.5 per cent while in- stallation and relocation of equipment will go up about 50 per cent. Telex charges will rise by about six per cent. Some broad- band equipment rentals will climb 10 per cent and most broadband installation and re'o- ralion rates will increase by about 30 per cent. Tele- appli- The CN and CP communications rate cnlion was approved without changes by the commission. The applicants said the rales for these services had not been increased since the commission was established in 1967. The two carriers said that if rates were not increased they would have to cut back their ex- pansion plans and lose business lo competitors. The telephone companies provide (he main competition. Leader James Henderson, op- position members hammered at the government, and espe- cially at the attorney general, in an unsuccessful attempt to force a royal commission in- quiry into the judicial system of the province. Most of the disc o n t e n t centred around the govern- ment's handling of the case of Dr. John David Craig of Ed- monton. Long after midnight, opposi- tion MLA Albert Ludwig Calgary Mountain View) and Deputy Premier Hugh Horner were locked in a violent ex- change of insults. Mr. Ludwig, who introduced an amendment to the supply :rnotion asking that Mr. Leitch have one appropriation in his department's total of 810 budget cut to a symbolic was accused of jealousy be- cause Mr. Leitch is attorney- general and Mr. Ludwig never attained the high legislative post during the former Social Credit administration. Dr. Horner said Mr. Leitch reached greater heights in the legal profession than had the Calgary MLA and that Mr. Ludwig had confided he want- ed the attorney general's portfolio. "Liar" shouted Mr. Ludwig, public works minister in the former Social Credit admini- stration. Premier Lougheed was not In the legislature during the uproar. Mr. Ludwig sought to have the single appropriation reduc- ed because Mr. Leitch had fail- ed to provide the leadership and reform necesary in his department. During Dr. Horner's first speech against the censure mo- tion, he described Mr. Lad- ing's speech as "arrogance and nonsense "repetitious and out of context." The Calgary MLA was ac- cused of "pouting" and "an ability to distort deliberately." Mr. Ludwig said the "per- sonal attack" should not be al- lowed. When his point of order was refused by Deputy Speak- er Bill Diachuk, he asked Mr. Diachuk, chairman of the sup- ply committee, to leave the chair. The motion was defeated along party lines, with New Democratic Party leader Grant Notley joining the op- position. A major opposition criticism was that the government had moved hastily to call an in- quiry into the case of F, J. E. Davy and would not launch a formal investigation into the Craig case. The inquiry involving Mr. Davy was called after he claimed he was kept without reason at a mental hospital. Mr. fxjitcli said it was called because proceedings had been carried out primarily in- camera while the Craig case has received ample public dis- cussion. Through most of the last few hours, Mr. Leitch sat quietly as the slorm blew about his head. Mr. Henderson said there are "grounds for concern" over administration of justice OTTAWA (CP) Demo- crat Leader David Lewis hinted Monday that his party may keep the minority Liberal gov- renment in power for many months. Arguing against a Con- servative motion of non-con- fidence in lite Trudeau adminis- tration, Mr. Lewis told the Commons it would be irrespons- ible for his party to support that motion and force an elec- tion when Parliament still has to approve increases in old-age pensions and war veterans al- lowances. Debate on the increases was scheduled for today. Mr. Lewis then listed nine other maesures that, should be dealt with Instead of being erased by defeating the govern- ment. Passing those nine meas- ures and other business be- tween them could take until the fall at the present Commons pace. Tiie non-confidence motion was the fifth Conservative at- tempt to defeat the government since Parliament opened Jan. 4. But the motion was defeated as New Democrat and Social WHAT COUNCIL DID Compared with recent meet- ings in which projects involv- ing millions of dollars were dealt with, Monday's council meeting was rather mundane. Besides slogging through a number of routine matters council: Narrowly approved pur- chase of three new transit bus- es. Closed the north portion of the controversial lane between Cth Ave. and 6th Ave. A S. Was told it will soon be dealing with proposed parking meter rate hikes. Refused to approve amendments to the waste by- law making mishandling of garbage subject to various fines. Absent from Monday's meet- ing was Aid. Steve Kotch and Mayor Andy Anderson who Is still on holidays. (More city council on Pages II. 12) Credit votes bolstered the Lib- eral minority. The final count was 145 to 101. Two Social Credit MPs joined 99 Conservatives in voting for the motion. Voting against were 108 Liberals, 27 New Demo- crats, 11 Social Creditors :and one Independent. Standing in the 261-seat Com- mons is 109 Liberals, 107 Con- servatives, 31 NDF, 15 Social Creditors and two Independents. SHOT DOWN LATER The government later met a minor defeat when Con- servatives, New Democrats and some Social Credit MPs shot down an obscure proposal to give Information Canada to clean out some warehouses. The supply votes followed a day of debate on a Conservative motion condemning the govern; ment for selling Polymer Corp.- Ltd. to the Canada Develop- ment Corp. The New Democrats had con- demned that sale, which took place last July, but made it clear Monday they were not go- ing to buy what they called a hypocritical Conservative scheme to gain power. Other speakers concentrated on the merits of the Polymer sale, one of the first achieve- ments of the fledgling CDC. The sole shareholder in the CDC so far is the federal gov- ernment, which created the cor- poration in 1971 to promote Ca- nadian investment. But the CDC plans to issue shares to the pub- lic this fall. The CDC gave million in shares to the government for Polymer, a Sarnia, Ont., rubber manufacturer into which the federal government has put ?I08 million. If Polymer's profits this year and last exceed million a year, the CDC could pay an- othsr million. WORTH MORE Erik Nielsen said "the fair market value is far in excess of the book value of let alone million or million. "Polymer has withstood the test of time to become a jewel in the nation's crown." Supply Minister Jean-Pierre Goyer, however, said Polymer's too narrow and the company needs CDC capital to expand and diversify. A fair market value would be between million and ?70 mil- lion. Jack Cullen bton) said the CDC purchase has given Polymer a new lease on life and protects the jobs of many of his constituents. in Alberta. 16 PIT 3 I 15 n 12 8 9 TV 7 6 2 TONIGHT 10-25, HIGH WED. NEAR 45 MAINLY ;