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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Brezhnev gives details of Soviet peace plans MOSCOW (Reuter) - Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet Communist party chief, proposed today that the world's five big nuclear powers sit down at a disarma- ment conference and also offered to dismantle the Warsaw pact alliance if the West did away with NATO. Brezhnev announced the So- New G-warfare draft ban tabled GENEVA (Reuter) - The Soviet Union and its allies today tabled a draft convention to baa biological warfare which they said is aimed at ending a dead- Shades of the old west CRANBROOK (Special) - In a grim twist of the traditional western shoot - em - up film, the sherriff survived, but his t r a n sportation perished with his adversary. Kootenay Sheriff Thomas Fox of Nelson, in Cranbrook for the spring assize session, reported Saturday night his 1969 car was missing from the motel parking lot where he is staying. Sunday morning a passing motorist reported a vehicle totally wrecked near the intersection of the Fort Steele No, 3 Highway, five miles from Cranbrook. It had ploughed up two trees and a pole before being demolished. RCMP found the body of Evan J. Papequash, 24, a temporary railway track gang em' ployee at Jaffrey in the demolished car, which was subsequently identified as that of Sheriff Fox Coroner Dr. Laird Wylie has scheduled an inquiry. The victim lived at Winnipeg and his mother survives him at Surrey, B.C. lock In the 25-nition Geneva disarmament conference on biological and chemical weapons. The new draft would ban biological weapons separately first, thus dropping previous Soviet insistence on outlawing them together with chemical weapons in one composite The new Soviet-sponsored draft was immediately welcomed outside the conference hall by officials of the United States and British delegations. They, together with other Western delegations here, have been, backing a British draft which would also ban germ weapons separately first. The new Soviet draft is similar in general content to the British one, but there are a number of differences of detail. Soviet delegate Alexei A. Roshchin told United States Ambassador James F. Leonard- Roshcin and Leonard are co-chairmen of the Geneva conference-of the new Soviet draft Monday, the sources said. He also told the heads of most of the other delegations here. On their way into the conference hall, United States and British delegation officials welcomed the new Soviet draft. Communist delegation sources said the draft is being supported by the delegations here of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary end Mongolia. DE GAULLE HONORED PARIS (Reuter) - A giant cross of Lorraine, the war-time emblem of the Free French, will be built by public subscription on a hill above Colombey les Deux Eghses in tribute to Gen. de Gaulle who died there last November. viet peace plan in his wide-ranging televised address to 5,000 delegates at the opening of the 24th Soviet Communist party congress. The nuclear powers he named are the Soviet Union, the U.S., China, Britain and France. The Russian party secretary also proposed a worldwide disarmament conference, the liquidation of military bases on foreign territory, curtailment of military expenditures-especially by the major world powers-and a series of bilateral and multilateral treaties. On another critical subject, Brezhnev said Moscow is sure that good relations with China will be restored but warned that the Kremlin will not yield to Chinese demands that It change course. - Brezhnev said there has been a certain normalization in Slno-Soviet relations in the last 18 months and described an exchange of ambassadors and signing of a new trade agreement as "useful steps." But Moscow also sees anti-Soviet propaganda continuing in* Peking, he said, and it rejects "slanderous" accusations against Soviet policies spread in China. Brezhnev said the current situation calls for solidarity and the Soviet Union is ready for "the re-establishment of good neighborliness and friendship, and we express the certainty that in the final analysis this will be achieved." He said China has demanded that the Kremlin go back on the course adopted at the 20th party congress in 1956, when former premier Nikita Khrushchev denounced Joseph Stalin and assured Russians there would be no return to the late dictator's methods. Brezhnev also said that international communist solidarity is stronger than ever despite certain difficulties in the last five years. He said North Vietnam could continue to rely on Russian help, warned that delay in ratifying a Soviet-West German non-aggression treaty could lead to distrust of Bonn and that the position of the Arab countries is a realistic basis for peace in the Middle Cast. SOVIETS HEAR THEIR LEADER - General Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev makes the keynote address opening the 24th Congress of the Soviet Communist parry In Moscow Tuesday. He said Soviet foreign policy aims to preserve existing Communist states, promote, national liberation movements, aid the Third World and offer peaceful coexistence to Russia's rivals. Bill to cut age of majority given legislature approval Nelson changes opinion on RCMP CRANBROOK, B.C. (CP) -Dale Merle Nelson discovered the quality and courage of the RCMP while being "bunted" by them, says a hand-written state-' m court Monday at EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta legislature covered a wide range of bills Monday, giving third and final reading to bills to establish the depart- ments of the environment and culture, youth and recreation, completing study of the hospital service bill, and giving approval in principle to a bid re- School foundation program changed EDMONTON (CP) - Modifications in Alberta's school foundation program for the 1971-72 fiscal year were announced Monday by Education Minister Robert Clark. The changes, approved by cabinet order - in - council, include an additional allowance for small school jurisdictions, Announcing Prudential Growth Fund Canada Limited Prudential Growth Fund is a new Canadian mutual fund created and managed by experienced Prudential people and sold only in Canada. Using Prudential investment know-how, the objective is to make your money grow by investing primarily in a cross-section of quality Canadian stocks. You may obtain our free prospectus at any District Office of The.Prudential Insurance Company of America. Or if you prefer, just clip the coupon and mail it today. CM member of IfK The Cinldilfl Mutual Funds Association GENTLEMEN: I would appreciate receiving more information about Prudential Growth Fund Canada Limited. Please tend me a prospectus and any other information to: Name. (please print) Address. City or town. (tract, tvenue, rural route, etc.) Prnwinrp Telephone Number. Pmdential Growth Fund Canada Limited Mail today to: Prudential Growth Fund Canada Ltd., 302 Tenth St., South, P.O. Box 190, lethbridge, Alta. a six-per-cent Increase in the classroom and support staff grants and a new formula for meeting transportation costs of rural pupils. The additional allowance, for jurisdictions of 1,000 or fewer pupils, will affect some 66 school boards. Under the new allowance, boards which reported 1,000 or fewer pupils on Sept. 30, 1970, will be assigned a rank number. The rank number will be multiplied by the total enrolment times 70 cents to determine the allowance. The lower a board's enrolment, the higher the rank number. The general range of enrolment for the boards is 300 to 600 pupils and the additional allowance will cost about $327,-000. The six-per-cent increase In the $10,150 classroom unit grant and the $10,200 support staff grant is in addition to the extra money a school sys tern can claim through growth of its pupil population. The increase will boost the classroom unit grant to $10,759 and the staff support grant to $10,812 and is intended to help school systems meeting growing costs in providing services It will ccet the provincial government about $13.7 million. Under the new transportation regulations, pupils will no longer be the dominant factor in calculating support. Department-officials said that boards will receive no less than the 1970 level of support and in most cases, perhaps 85 per cent, will receive more. Under the new' regulations, a board's total approved transportation costs ere calculated for the years. 1968, 1969 and 1970. The amounts are added together and divided by three to arrive at an average amount. The average amount is compared with the total approved cost for 1969 and the amount a board is entitled to in 1970. For 1971, a board will receive the largest figure of the three amounts. Field administration officials said the new regulations will set controls on provincial support and will assure steady im-provementin school - bus transportation systems rather than major expansion of the systems. The new regulations will allow the minister to adjust amounts paid to boards on the basis of a review which may be initiated by a board or by the department of education. ducing the age of majority to 18 from 21. Attorney - General Ed Ger-hart told the House there has been too much emphasis on the drinking provisions of the age of majority bill and not enough on the other benefits that young people will gain. The bill will give persons 18 and over the right to consume alcohol at home and in licensed facilities. The current legal drinking age is 21. Mr. Gerhart said the right to consume alcohol is just "one small aspect" of the bill which also lowers the voting age and the age at which a person may enter into legal contracts, and marry without parental consent. The Social Credit government hopes to have the legislation given royal assent within the next few days so that some sections of the bill, including use of alcohol, can be put into effect Thursday. Mr. Gerhart said young people are more prepared to cope with life today because they are getting a more sophisticated education. "Knowledge alone doesn't necessarily bring wisdom ... but our young people are going to have to take the burden of making their own mistakes and learning from them." Air Marshal assassinated by gunman KUWAIT (Reuter) - Gunmen �hot to death Air Marshal Har-d*n Takriti, former vice-president of Iraq, as he arrived at a hospital here today for medical consultation. The air marshal was attacked as the Iraqi embassy car in which he was riding with the Iraqi ambassador entered the courtyard of the government hospital. Eyewitnesses said two men in civilian clothes were standing in the courtyard when the car arrived. As it pulled up one of the two opened its door with apparent reverence. As Takriti stepped out the other man fired five shots at him, killing Mm. Ambassador Mldhat Ibrahim Juma was not injured. The eyewitnesses said that several persons tried to grapple with the assailants after the shots were fired but two other men, standing on the opposite side of the courtyard, then opened up with automatic weapons, wounding a number of persons. The four gunmen had driven to the hospital in a car of Italian make but escaped in another. his non-capita! murder trial The statement, written while Nelson was in Oakalla prison waiting trial, said he had looked upon the RCMP "m a spineless, backttabbing bunch of jesters" and had taught his children to fear and ridicule them. Nelson said he changed his opinion while watching mem-ben of the force search for him. He said he could only stare In fascination as a corporal walked calmly towards him during his capture. He added he could not bring himself to shoot even though bis rifle was at hand. Nelson described himself as a marksman who "could hit a soup can at 60 paces every shot without tight on my rifle." He was apprehended Sept. 6 after one of British Columbia's largest manhunts, involving more than 40 RCMP officers and three tracking dogs, and set in motion by the discovery of the bodies of five children and three adults in the West Creston area of southeastern B.C. Nelson is formally'charged with the murder of Tracy Wasyk, 7, and Catherine St. Amand, 8. Pathologist Dr. Otto Brlch gave evidence concerning the wounds suffered by Catherine St. Amand. He said the child had several wounds that would have caused death, including a skull fracture and a stab wound in the back that punctured a lung, and that a long cut in her abdomen was contributory to death. He also said there were marks on the child's body indicating sexual assault. The trial is expected to continue until Wednesday. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES H PRESENTS THE if �| ABOVE �x ZERO AT Weather and road report 12:00 'NOON SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:13 SUNSET 7: Deny Indian news report on fighting KARACHI (Reuter) - The official Pakistan Radio denied today Indian reports of continued fighting in dissident East Pakistan. The broadcast here, more than 1,000 miles away from the rebellious eastern half of the country, said there is complete calm in the towns of Dacca, Comiilla, Jessore, Rangpur and Khulna, as well as other centres. "There is no truth in the false and malicious reports circulated by Indian news agencies and New Delhi radio concerning untoward incidents in these places," the radio said, s There was no word here today on the whereabouts of Sheik Mujib, leader of the Awami People's League. $150 damage in farm fire RAYMOND (HNS) - Fire Monday evening destroyed $150 worth of barley straw being used for cattle feed at the Robert Gibb farm three miles east of Raymond. It was the second fire in less than six months at the farm. Police are still investigating the first blaze which destroyed more than $550 worth of hay in October. Lethbridge .... Pincher Creek . Medicine Hat .. Waterton...... Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary ...... Victoria...... Penticton..... Cranbrook Prince George Vancouver ... Saskatoon ... .. Regima...... Winnipeg..... Toronto...... Ottawa......... 36 Montreal........35 St. John's....... 43 Halifax......... 42 Charlottetown ... .35 Fredericton..... 41 New York.......56 Miami............77 00 H 56 51 55 46 40 35 37 40 51 58 50 42 55 32 37 33 40 L Pre 37 ... 35 .. 35 .. 28 .. 28 11 32 23 34 30 38 22 41 18 23 22 28 30 31 31 35 31 26 39 66 .08 .01 Los Angeles ... . . 65 53 .. Las Vegas.......81 52 .. Honolulu........81 70 .. Rome.......... 36 63 .. Paris.......... 39 55 .. London.........< 39 55 .. Berlin.......... 34 41 .. Amsterdam...... 36 54 .. Tokyo............ 58 66 .. FORECAST Lethbridge  Medicine Hat - Today: Becoming cloudy this afternoon with snowflur-ries or showers or mixed rain and snow. Winds W30 and gusty to 40. Lows near 20. Wednesday: Snowflurries. Highs near 35. Calgary-Today: Light snow. Winds N15 and gusty. Lows near 15. Wednesday: Snowflur-ries. Highs near 30. Columbia - Kootenay - Cloudy with a few sunny periods today. Showers of rain or wet snow until this evening. Wednesday: Cloudy becoming sunny near noon. Highs today and Wednesday 4045. Lows tonight 20-30. SPRING CLEANING? Get rid of all that accumulation that's creating a fire hazard in your attic or basement. CALL THE SALVATION ARMY at 328-2860 and we'll use your discards to help others. CLOTHING, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING BEHLEN STEEL BUILDINGS If you are in need of Grain, Machinery or Hay Storage, Calving Barn, Repair Shop, Milk Parlor THE ANSWER LIES IN CANADIAN MADE, HEAVY GAUGE _BEHLEN STEEL_ SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Don't gamble with lifetime investment* We do net stock second grade materials GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE: 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Banff is bare. Banff to Golden has 1 inch of new snow plowed and sanded. Golden to Revelstoke has 2 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff - Radium highway is mainly bare with a few slippery sections. Banff-Jasper highway has 1-2 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Creston-Salmo highway has 5 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded with slippery and slushy areas. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock and fog patches. PORTS OF 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. Wiidhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 23 ;