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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta March LCTHBRIDGE HERALD-3 Dateline Alberta Indians in politics LEDUC (CP) Two treaty Indians were among 20 persons elected to five, constituency zone boards by the Wetaskiwin Federal Progressive Conservative Association. Roy Louis and Harrison Bull, both of the Hobbema Reserve 50 miles south of Edmonton, were elected at the association's annual meeting. The president of the Treaty Voice of Alberta. Helen Gladue. called the victories a "first" for federal political organizations in the province. Knowles draws Conservative jeers Edson man is killed EDSON (CP) Paul Allan Smith. 44. of Edson was killed and two passengers, including his wife, seriously injured Tuesday when their car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer unit 20 miles east of Edson on Highway 16. Marlies Smith. 41. was in University Hospital in Edmonton suffering from head and neck injuries, and Jennie Deleff. also of Edson was in hospital suffering from undetermined injuries. Junta loses support EDMONTON (CP) When Chile's military junta took power from President Salvadore Allende six months ago. it "had the support of the majority." Harold Edelstam. Sweden's expelled ambassador to Chile said Tuesday. "But I have reason to believe that only about 30 per cent of the population would support the regime in a free election." he told a news conference. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 39 26 Pincher Creek... 51 32 Medicine Hat 54 19 Edmonton 17 13 .01 Grande Prairie 20 14 .11 Banff........... 49 37 Calgary......... 21 18 .01 Victoria.......54 46 .05 Penticton....... 59 41 Prince George 35 23 .15 Kam'loops 57 42 Vancouver.....53 46 .19 Saskatoon....... 17 6 Regina 15 14 Winnipeg .......15 -3 Toronto......... 36 15 .03 .11 Ottawa......... 34 8 Montreal 33 4 .16 St. John's...... 26 15 Halifax......... 32 15 .10 Oiarlottetown 32 13 .43 Fredericton..... 36, 11 .06 Chicago 45 34 New York 48 30 Miami.......... 83 76 Los Angeles..... 64 56 .25 Las Vegas...... 75 54 Phoenix 80 53 Athens 59 48 Rome......... 64 54 Paris........... 64 50 London......... 50 41 Berlin 54 39 Amsterdam..... 61 43 FORECAST: Lethbridge Calgary Today, morning fog otherwise sunny, winds west and gusty by afternoon. Highs 45-50. Lows near 25. Thursday, sunny, highs near 50. Medicine Hat Today, mainly sunny, winds west and gusty during the afternoon, highs near 40. Lows.near 25. Thursday, sunny, highs near 25. Thursday, sunny, highs near 50. Columbia Kootenay Mainly cloudy with occasional rain today. Thursday, cloudy with afternoon sunny periods. A few showers. Highs both days near 50 except in the lower 40s in the Columbia district. Lows tonight in the mid 30s. MONTANA East of Contintntal Divide Partly cloudy today and Thursday. Widely scattered showers extreme south portion. Continued mild west and south wanner northeast. Highs both days 55 to 65 west and south 45 to 55 northeast. Lows tonight 35 to 45 west and south 25 to 35 northeast. West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today. Scattered showers late this afternoon tonight and Thursday. Highs today 55 to 65- Lows tonight 35 to 45. Highs Thursday mostly 50s. LINDEN POST DRIVERS SM the NEW ALL HYDRAULIC DRIVER The most Pott Driver Available. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couttt Highway BOM 1202 PhOftt 328-1141 AM.A ROAD. REPORT as of 8 a.m.. March 27. 1974. Highway 3 east. Lethbridge lo Medicine Hat. mainly bare and dry with occasional -slippery sections. Highway 3 west. Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C. Boundary, generally bare and drv with slippery sections through the towns of the CrowsnesJ Pass. Highway 4. to CnuUs. generally bare with occasional iry patches Highway 5. Letfibndge to and Walerton, generally bare with occasional icy patches. Highway 6. Pinrhor i.atfs have already said they waul western lerfHKslogy a< woH as western -.r. relum (or iheir petroleum Liberals defuse critical issue by agreeing to VLA extension OTTAWA (CP) The minority Liberal government succeeded Tuesday in defusing a critical issue by agreeing to .extend the Veterans Land Act for one year. The announcement in the Commons brought angry denunciation from Conservative Jack Marshall, whose want-of-confidence motion came close to defeating the government on the issue two weeks ago. Stanley Knowles North whose party holds the effective balance of power in the Commons, expressed disappointment at the concession made by the government but made it plain the NDP will back the government. Veterans Affairs Minister Dan MacDonald announced that legislation will be introduced extending the VLA deadline to March 31 next year. Under .the act, certain veterans can get low-interest loans for acquisition of small lots. In the case of disabled veterans, home mortages are covered. Both Mr. Marshall (Humber-St. Georges-St. Barbe) and Mr. Knowles served noticed that they will seek amendments to the legislation and Mr. Marshall pegged Conservative support for the government bill to ac- ceptance of the amendments. WANTS REVIEW Mr. Marshall said the bill must say that within 90 days of the new deadline there will be a review by the government to see if another extension is desirable. Mr. Marshall moved the Conservative want-of- confidence motion two weeks ago calling for an extension. As the idea was supported by Mr. Knowles, the government had to negotiate with the NDP and make a commitment to review its position before it could defeat the motion. The Conservative said Mr. MacDonald's announcement Tuesday amounted to a narrow concession. He accused the government of complete lack of compassion for veterans. The new legislation must raise the loan ceilings from the present and increase the minimum size of lots above the present half acre. It was impossible to buy a haif-acre plot for nowadays and the would help the disabled veteran seeking a home in the city. The VLA extension applies only to those veterans who met qualification tests that stopped in 1968. Those qualified by 1968 had until the end of this month to apply for loans. Mr. MacDonald noted that both the 1968 and 1974 deadlines were created by an act of Parliament nine years ago. DEMANDED EXTENSION Mr. Marshall demanded that the 1968 deadline be extended also. Mr. Knowles said he agreed with the Marshall demands. The Commons now had a chance to fight for changes in the legislation and the NDP would do its best to see that changes are made. Then he said, amid Con- servative jeers, that he is proud that the government was not brought down two weeks ago. He said if it had been, there would have been no chance to change the legislation. An ending of- this Parliament would be a disservice to the veteran. The NDP believed MPs should stay in the Commons to seek' to improve the legislation still further, he the expiration of the new said. deadline. 'Outside the Commons Mr. MacDonald said the govern- ment will have to borrow about million to meet additional requests for loans caused by the extension. Much of this would be paid back by veterans. Mr. Marshall said in the House that the extension will cost the government little if anything because the Veterans Land Act 'is almost self-sustaining. Mr. MacDonald told reporters that veterans had passed qualification tests by 1968 but had not applied for loans. He said there could be less than 10.000 applicaons during the extended period. He declined to say whether he will accept Mr. Marshall's demand for a review before WANTED Outside the Commons Mr. Knowles said jf the extension had not been announced there was a chance the NDP would have supported a Conservative non-confidence motion on housing Tuesday night. NDP support for that motion would have brought down the government. Come to Calgary We Will Be In Your Corner NOOK OPEN SOON! 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