Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE March Dairy co-op flys LBJ aircraft WASHINGTON (AP) The largest dairy co-operative in the United States, focus of Watergate investigations, pays Lady Bird Johnson's family corporation a year for use of an airplane at the LBJ Ranch, The Associated Press has learned. A spokesman for the Johnson interests said the arrangement is a bargain for the dairy group, Associated Milk Producer Inc. However, the co-operative's board of directors had tried to end the lease arrangement, which is scheduled to run until April 5, 1976. The arrangement was initiated by the co-op's former general manager, Harold Nelson, before he was ousted SEXUAL RESPONSE and AGING Most older men and women can and should continue to enjoy an active and satisfying sex life. Yet, in our youth-oriented culture, many people believe that by the time one is in his or her sixties, sex is neither necessary nor pos- sible! April Reader's Digest dis- pels many persistent myths sur- rounding sexual response and aging. Find out why the aged pair off in long-term affairs, and why a sex education campaign for the aged is urgently needed. Read SEX AND THE SENIOR of 35 articles andfeaturesintheApril Reader's Digest. At your newsstand today! by the board for mismanagement. Details of the transactions between the milk producers and the Johnson interests are included in a report obtained from court records and confirmed independently by The Associated Press. Donald Thomas, lawyer for the Johnson corporations, said in a telephone interview the current agreement calls for one of the Johnson familv corporations, Western Wildf lower Corp., to pay for a pilot and hangar space for the Beechcraft King Air model 100, a 13-passenger turboprop aircraft. He said Mrs. Johnson had travelled on the aircraft on occasion. The milk producers pay a year for the insurance and other intangible expenses, plus per month for a minimum 40 flying hours, at an hour. The dairy co-operative .pays another for each flying hour over 40 hours a month, plus fuel and any extra expenses incurred by the pilot. Thomas said the same aircraft under comparable conditions normally rents for a flying hour. The milk producers' headquarters is in San Antonio, Tex., about 50 air miles from the Johnson airstrip. L.I.P. fund partisanship call rebutted Tanks for the lesson Sgt. Major Jim Boyle explains to British Princess Anne how to drive the Scorpion tank during Tuesday's visit of her regiment, the Royal Hussars, to Herford, Germany. The princess is the honorary colonel-in-chief of the regiment. S H I S DOWNTOWN ANNUAL ENGLISH BONE CHINA AND STEMWARE Telephone orders welcome. Sale commences tomorrow Thursday, March 28th and continues for 9 action packed days. Shop for other terrific buys throughout the store as wejl as in all departments. Call for free delivery. 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The minister was replying to Conservative manpower critic Lincoln Alexander (Hamilton West) who said recent figures released on the distribution of L.I.P. funds suggested "blatant partisanship on the part of the minister." Figures tabled in the Com- mons last week showed that constituencies represented by Liberals received L.I.P. grants totalling million in 1972-73 while Conservative- held ridings received million. The information also showed that million of the L.I.P. grants to Liberal about 25 per to those held by cabinet ministers. Mr. Alexander said the fig- ures suggested Mr. Andras did not deserve the additional million he said he plans to in- clude in next fall's supplementary estimates to cover completion of the projects. "How credible can the minister be in light of this information. This program is not for the enhancement of Liberal MPs but as an employment Mr. Alexander said. Mr. Andras referred to the. Montreal riding of Westmount held by Treasury Board Presi- dent C. M. Drury, which received more than .millipn in L.I.P. grants in 1972-73. While a project's sponsor may have listed a mailing address in that was where the cheque was many instances most of those hired for a project, and services performed, were distributed across in areas of deep, deep poverty." Mr. Andras also told Mr. Al- exander that the government did not put L.I.P. into its main budgetary estimates because it was still regarded as a short-term program. An over-all review of government social security programs, begun a year ago in co-operation with the provinces and the federal welfare department, would likely result in a permanent job creation program "of some sort... although it might not be in exactly the same form as he said. The minister also promised to look into a complaint by Paddy Neale (NDP Vancouver East) that of the in L.I.P. grants approved for his riding were re-allocated. Mr. Neale questioned taking funds out of his riding, which he said is strongly working'class with very high unemployment, when Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford's riding of Vancouver Centre received a little more than highest in the country. Parliament books hard to retrieve OTTAWA (CP) MPs and senators who do not return books to the parliamentary library are sometimes hard to chase, says Erik Spicer, parliamentary librarian. Mr. Spicer told, the Commons procedure committee Tuesday that one of his assistants telephoned one MP asking him to return a book. The MP was furious and regarded the request an insult. When Mr. Spicer followed this up the member was still angry but agreed to return the volume since the parliamentary librarian had called. Mr. Spicer said he wonders why the MP was willing to return the book to him but not to his assistant. "I don't want to call everybody to get books back." Committee chairman James E. Walker Centre said he has seen parliament library books in the offices of some MPs and senators that had obviously been there for years. Pilot project sought for chronic jobless OTTAWA (CP) Federal manpower officials will soon begin meetings with provincial representatives to discuss a series of experimental community employment programs in selected cities across the country. Manpower Minister Robert Andras told the Commons manpower committee Tuesday his department wants to try pilot projects aimed at the chronically unemployed and depressed areas before launching a formal program. "We will soon be approaching the provinces to see how we can collaborate in a series of experimental projects to provide us with the information required to design a sound community employment he said. Outside the committee. J. L. Manion, assistant deputy- minister in charge of manpower, said officials of the federal departments of welfare and manpower will start scheduling meetings within the next week. The meetings between working officials will be another in a series of federal- provincial meetings since the launching of an over-all social security study by the federal government last April. Mr. Andras and Welfare Minister Mark Lalonde last met with provincial welfare ministers in Edmonton Feb. 19 and 20. Under the experimental program, once a particular community is selected for special attention the federal government will discuss the community's specific employment needs with provincial and municipal officials as well as special interest groups, Mr. Manion said. The discussions will deter- mine how many people in the community are stuck on wel- fare or chronically unemployed, he said. The meetings would also assess the community's present manpower resources and how they are spent. They would also pinpoint gaps as well as overlaps in existing federal and provincial employment programs as they affect that community. The result, he said, would be "a employment program tai- lored to the specific needs of (he community. Prince Philip badly .shaken WINDSOR, England Prince Philip. husband of the Queen, was badly shaken and bruised in an accident Monday while "driving a wagon and team of four horses at the royal castle here. A spokesman for the royal household said the wagon overturned and the prince was thrown out and kicked by one of the horses. No bones were broken, the spokesman said. MOUNTAIN COUNTRY The Yukon possesses some of the best climbing and hiking mountains hi Canada.