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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, Morch 30, 197J News in brief More judges planned OTTAWA (CP) - Legislation to increase the number ot udges in Canada likely will be brought before the Commons soon, Justice Minister Otto Lang said today. He told the justice committee the need for more judges is obvious. He had received requests from man> of the provinces for more judges at many levels of the judicial system. Princess hurt in fall LONDON (Reuter) - Princess Anne was slightly injured Thursday in a fall from her horse during training for an equestrian event, it was disclosed today. But the 22-year-old princess was riding again today-with her right arm bandaged. An x-ray showed that no bones were broken. Performed 5,000 abortions MONTREAL (CP) - Dr. Henry Morgentaler, currently on trial on a charge of performing an illegal abortion, said publicly Thursday he has performed 5,000 abortions. Dr. Morgentaler released at a news conference a letter to So- cial Affairs Minister Claude Castonguay in which he said he performed the 5,000 abortions, claiming none were fatal and only 27 patients, required hospital care. He called on the minister for approval to open an abortion clinic. Seek release of prisoners MONTREAL (CP) - The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) has asked Premier Robert Bou-rassa for the immediate release from prison of Quebec's top three labor leaders, Donald MacDonald said Thursday. Mr. MacDonald, president of the 53-million-member ICFTU and of the Canadian Labor Congress, said a letter was sent to Mr. Bourassa stating: "The coliequences of the resort to legal means for solving an industrial relations problem has been to victimize trade union leaders who have only been acting in what they consider the best interests of their members and to create arm atmosphere of intimidation in Quebec labor relations." The letter is signed by ICFTU secretary-general Otto Kersten of Belgium. Crisis centres big help OTTAWA (CP) - Crisis centres, where distressed persons can telephone and discuss their problems with others, can help reduce the number of suicides, Dr. Chris Bagley, a British sociologist, said Thursday. Speaking at the opening ses- Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto -James Rogers, 78, president of the Toronto chapter of the Workers' Education Association of Canada and a former national and provincial president of the group. Miami - Niles Trammel, 78, a former president and board chairman of the National Broadcasting Corporation NBC. Dusscldorf, Germany - Dr. Hendrik George van Dam, 66, I SAND  GRAVEL ^ ASPHALT T0LLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL   Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE � 4 4 4 328-2702-327-3610 ^ sion of the first national conference for workers from these centres, the researcher from the University of Surrey, Guildford, England, described studies he has done that show a relationship between centres and declining suicide rates. general secretary of the Jewish Central Council in Germany, of a heart ailment. Policy challenge everria, plain - talking president of Mexico, has challenged Canada to tighten its ties with Mexico and other Latin American countries as a bulwark against the power of the United States "Let" us abolish all barriers," he told an airport reception Thursday on arriving for his five - day visit, "and let us decide, once and for all, to unite in the establishment of a policy that will strengthen our capacity for joint negotiation in this continent and on the world scene." Later, at a Gove rrunent House state dinner held by Governor - General Roland Mi-chener, Mr. Echeverria proposed "a system of consultation between our countries." Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st Started at 5:30 a.m. Little time to feed in the morning. Stopped when three hours out and gave the horses forty min-uate feed on a tolerable good patch cf grass. Arrived at crossing of creek about 11 a.m. and found a party of half-breeds there with Pere Lestaing. Lavalies brother was one of the party and I engaged him as a guide. Camped in the evening at a small marsh, very poor water, not much feed. Arranged in the evening for Macleod and Walker with a party of 27 oxen and as many men to go for oats to the boundary Com. Depot at White Mud River. Although we made such a long march the horses came in well, nearly all together. We invite people who may know anecdotes or have known some of the original N.W.M.P. to send this information so that it might be incorporated into our biographies. Your interest is appreciated. We offer our . . . CONGRATULATIONS To the Students of Hamilton Junior High r..i i' 3 reliccing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. Canada Trust C2 3rd Ave. and 7th St. S. "People Helping People" House agrees on situation Hooked on books Dr. Morton Shulman, author, medical practitioner and New Democratic Porty member of the Ontario legislature, has gone into a bootleg book business. Dr. Shulman has challenged the Metropolitan Toronto Police to arrest him for telling the books of Xaviera Hollander, a former New York prostitute who has gained renown as an author. Dr. Shulman, shown here in his office from which he sells the books, says "Business has been good and I might have to get another supply in." Inquiry is told Davy 'paranoid? EDMONTON (CP) - Dr. Brian Howarth, who F. J. E. Davy says told him that the Alberta Mental Hospital was "under a lot of political pressure" to keep Mr. Davy there is �expected to testify before a Judicial inquiry today. The inquiry is to determine whether Mr. Davy, a 35-year-old Edmonton surveyor, was improperly detained at the hospital in nearby Oliver. NO PRESSURE Four doctors at the hospital testified Thursday they fopnd Mr. Davy to be Paranoid, and they were under no government pressure to keep him there. But Gwyncth Ball, L. V. Macdonald, J. O. Hoskin and Pierre Flor'Henry said they did not find him dangerous to himself or others. Dr. Flor'Henry said he told Mr. Davy on Jan. 2 that he was free to leave the hospital but recommended that he stays for another three weeks. Mr. Davy, conducting his own cross - examination, suggested he was told by Dr. Flor'Henry that he could either agree to stay at the hospital or be kept in a locked ward. Dr. Flor'Henry denied that suggestion. Dief believes legislation rush election hint WINNIPEG (CP) - he "great rush to get legislation through tlie House" fortells a June federal election, former prime minister John Diefenba-ker said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference en route to his home in Prince Albert, Mr. Dlefenbaker said legislation already passed provides for higher old-age pensions and veterans allowances and a two-per-cent income tax cut soon will be passed. In addi'ion, farmers won't know until late July "what a ride they have been taken for," in receiving less than the market price for their produce, he said. The former Conservative prime minister also said he's rot too happy with the Cana-r';an M.Tufac'urers AsrDcWon ror "H'in?* the Con-3rvatives :ow to vo'e" on the corparste tax cut bill. "I would have told the Cana dian Manufacturers Association to go to hell, with or wilhout my compliments," Mr. Diefenbaker said. Earlier testimony from other witnesses said Mr. Davy had on numerous occasions acted in an intimidating manner around the legislative buildings before-he was detained at the hospital from last Dec. 19 to Jan. 23. Mr. Davy, who said he was detained because he complain, ed about his "unfair treatment" by the Workmen's Compensation Board, said those who tried to "paint me black" lacked intelligence and didn't understand "my sense of humor." Chief Justice J. V. H. Milvain of the Trial Division of the Al berta Supreme Court said at the end of Thursday's eighth day of testimony that it may be necessary to sit Saturday. Farm program changes needed OTTAWA (CP) - Government and Conservative spokesmen agreed Thursday that the federal-provincial crop insurance program Is like a broken-down nag needing a strong dose of medicine to get into racehorse trim. Agriculture Ministre Eugene Whelan told the Commons proposed changes to the Crop Insurance Act will help. But he planned to discuss further changes with provincial agriculture ministers so new legislation would be presented in the 1974-75 crop year. Harold Danforth, Conservative eastern farm critic, said there is "something drastically wrong? with a program which is administered differently by each of the 10 provinces. Alf Gleave (NDP-Saskatoon- Bargaining goals set at PSAC meet CALGARY (CP) -The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) took some baby steps toward an over-all collective bargaining policy Thursday at its triennial convention* But delegates of the 136,000-member union, third-largest in Canada, had little time for policy matters after they dealt with fee increases and a revived internal dispute. They did set bargaining goals Intended to ensure public service pay does not fall behind that in private industry. The gotls reject the federal treasury board policy of regional pay rates and call for reassignment of laid-off employees according to seniority. The policy proposals were the first steps ever taken by public servants toward a general bargaining approach to the government. However, debate on the policy Foreign oil revenues big 6 joke9 (CP) - Alberta Liberal party members were told today that Canada's revenue from foreign-owned oil companies "is the subject of boardroom and locker room jokes in every oth er oil- and gas-producing nation.." Mel Hurtig, an Edmonton publisher and chairman of the committee for an Independent Canada, told the provincial party's annual convention that Canada "is regarded around the world as the ultimate example of colonized 19th century resource development." "Our royalties are the lowest in the world, our tax rates are even lower, and our northern and offshore leasing charges are lower still." Mr. Hurtig said 83 per cent of the country's petroleum industry is under foreign control and the Canadian Petroleum Association represents "exclusively he best interests of (foreign) corporations." The Progressive Conservative government's increased natural gas prices and new reserve taxes will contribute "tens of millions" to the province's eronomy, he said, while "nrofits flowing out of Canada vi'l be in ths hundreds of millions." Mr. Hurtig sold th3 federal government is exporting Canadian gas ta rldoulously low prices when in fact no genuine surpluses for domestic consup-tion are available." Kananaskis highway delay urged CALGARY (CP) - Development of the Kananaskis Highway should not go ahead until the government has completed its land - use studies for the eastern part of the province, a Kananaskis Action Committee spokesman said Thursday. Dan Lousier, co - chairman of the committee, told a public meeting of 300 the road was a major project that would have a significant impact on the area. . The province has scheduled hearings throughout the province this spring to gather views for its policy for best use of land and has held back some developments, such as campgrounds, pending the study. Mr. Lousier, said the action committee is not, nor has it ever been, against the improvement of the Kananaskis road; it opposes the standard of the project. The road appears to meet Industrial - use requirements and would be capable of handling speeds of 70 miles an hour, he said. The controversial road, for which 12 miles of right - of-way have been cleared, is to run south from the Trans - Canada Highway to. the Kananaskis lakes southwest of Calgary. Andy Russel, an author, filmmaker and naturalist, told the meeting there should be no rush to build the road. It's impact should be considered carefully before a start is made. "We are going to be in this country, and use this country for a long time. We have to approach things with this in mind. This we are not doing." issues was left to the last half-hour Thursday. Before the five-day convention ends today, they must deal with policy papers on superannuation, labor legislation, hours of work and bilinguansm and elect their executive. Much of Thursday was spent on a renewed battle between national executive members and delegates from the 30,000-member union of national defence employees, largest of the 16 component unions of the PSAC. The dispute involved the right of paid executive-secretaries of the components to sit as delegates. The new policy adopted by the conventlor advises PSAC bargaining teams to resist all pressures by the government to bring in regional pay rates. The PSAC affirms that equal pay should be given for equal work. The union also hopes eventually to get a no-layoff guarantee from the government. Until then the union wants 12 months' notice or redundancy, retraining programs and an agreement that the alliance will be consulted on procedures when government operations are moved. Delegates rejected a proposal committing their negotiators to oppose the government's performance-pay plans. James Wyllie, a PSAC vice-president, urged the delegates to turn down the proposal because they would be "treading dangerous ground." Mica Dam declared operational VANCOUVER (CP) - British Columbia Hydro declared the Mica Dam operational Thursday. The Mica, last and largest of the Columbia River Treaty dams to be completed in B.C., will trap the runoff from a Catchment area of 8,200 square miles. Latest cost figures on the project, 85 miles north of Rev-eistoke, place capital costs of the storage facilities at $329, 855.000. On-site power generation is expected to cost another $460,084,000. Water has started to flow into the reservoir which will form, in tho next three to five years, a lake stretchig from a point near the Trans Canada Highway communiy of Golden some 150 miles northward along the Columbia and Canoe rivers to Valemount, B.C. The dam, tho highest earth-filled dam in the western world, contains 42 million yards of fill and is 800 feet high. One of its prime uses will be flood control. Biggar) said the insurance plan would have to apply to all farmers to be successful. The government should not drop other forms' of disaster relief or the program would fail. They spoke during debate on second reading of a bill aimed at encouraging more farmers to use the crop insurance plan. The Commons also gave second reading to a bill which would extend the Emergency Gold Mining Assistance Act for three years beyond June 30. The bill was sent to committee for study. COULD MAKE PROFIT Opposition spokesmen suggested the government could make $1 billion or $2 billion profit on its assistance to the g o 1 d-mining industry. This would develop if international gold sales were made on the open market and the government sold gold it had acquired when prices were low. The crop insurance bill would allow the federal government to pay 50 pe rcent of farmer premiums where a provincial government has assumed the cost of administering the program. The federal government now pay 50 per cent of farmer pre-trative cost and 25 per cent of premiums in the seven provinces that take part in the federal-provincial program. The program would permit farmers to receive compensation up to 80 er cent of their average yield in the year preceding a crop disaster. - Mr. Whelan said fewer thin Gov't rejects opposition request for G*aig inquiry Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON - An opposition MLA took a sarcastic swipe at Premier Loupheed Thursday after he and the attorney-general turned down opposition requests for a judicial inquiry into the Craig case. Albert Ludwig (SC-Calgary Mountain View) asked the Premier if he would tell the assembly "at what stage his interest in civil liberties declined." The Alberla Bill of Rights was cornerstone legislation in the Conservative government's first year in office, yet the cabinet has turned down a number of requests for Investigations into civil rights violations. The opposition charped the nr'ica harassed Edmonton Dac-iz: Ur.vid Craig because "the establishment" didn't approve of his unorthodox methods of treatment for drug addicts. Opposition leader Jim Henderson called for an inquiry into the Craig case again Tburs- duy foowing a formal request by the Alberta Medical Association for an inquiry. The AMA in a prepared statement said there should be a formal provincial government-commissioned investigation "to clear the air." NDP . leader Grant Notley said the queslion of the confidentiality of doctors files was an issue. Health Minister Neil Crawford replied the AMA was not concerned about the confidentiality of files. Mr. Ludwig's remark came after the premier had passed a question of an inquiry to Attorney-General Merv Leitch who said there will bo no inquiry. A study by a law student for the Alberta Human Rights and Civil Liberties Association concluded that the Craig case liaises questions about the whole lower court system in the province. 20 per cent of eligible farmers participate, and farmers are taking a risk if they rely on government emergency aid after disasters. Generally, there was "buck passing". between the federal and provincial governments and farmers wound up "holding the empty cup/V Hanoi shirking ceasefire pact WASHINGTON (APJ ~ Speaking on the. day the United States ended its direct military role in Vietnam, President Nixon said there is growing evidence Hanoi is not living up to the Jan. 27 Paris ceasefire agreement. He said the United States will insist that Hanoi comply With the Paris terms and there will be consequences if they do not comply. However, Nixon^did not specify what these consequences could be. i On the Indochina situation he said there were three "problem areas" to report. First, that all the men missing in action in Indochina had not been accounted for J Second, that all foreign forces were supposed to have been withdrawn from Laos and Cambodia. And third, that there was to be no buildup of men and supplies in South Vitenam. i Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:11 . SUNSET 7:01 II L Pre Lethbridge.......51 25 .. Pincher Creek .... 47 35 .. Medicine Hat......51 23 .. Edmonton....... 47 27 .. Grande Prairie ... 50 29 .. Banff........... 44 22 .. Calgary..........46 19 .. Victoria......... 48 34 .03 Pentieton........ 55 43 .. Prince George ... 48 35 .25 Kamloops........ 57 37 .. Vancouver .48 41 .39 Saskatoon....... 44 26 .. Regina .......... 40 21 .. Winnipeg ... ... .. 43 21 .. Toronto.......... 56 42 .03 Ottawa.......... 49 38 .13 Montreal........55 '39 .02 St. John's........ 39 21 .. Halifax ... '.......41 26 .. Charlottetown .... 48 27 .. Fredericton......51 25 .. Chicago......... 50 40 .74 New York........ 54 42 Miami ... ......; 75 73 Los Angeles..... 73 51 .. Las Vegas ....... 61 39 .. Phoenix ... ... ... 61 43 .. Honolulu........ 83 73 .. FORECAST: Lethbridge - Today: Sunny. Winds gusty westerly at times Bear the mountains. Highs 55-M. Lows 30-35. Saturday: Sun- ny. Afternoon cloudiness and showers by evening. Highs near 50. Medicine Hat - Today and Saturday: Mainly sunny. Highs both days mid 50s. Lows near 30. Calgary - Today: Cloudy periods in the afternoon. A few showers at the mountains clearing overnight. Highs 50-55. Lows near 30. Saturday: Increasing cloudiness. Afternoon showers of rain and wet snow. Highs 40-45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Fair today partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Higlis both days 45 to 55. Lows tonight mostly 20s. West of Continental Divide - Variable cloudiness today. Scattered showers mostly oVer mountains tonight and Saturday. Highs both days 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 35. - Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Cloudy with a few periods of rain becoming sunny in the late afternoon. Tonight: Mainly cloudy. A few periods of rain mixed with snow after midnight. Saturday: Sunny with cloudy periods. A few showers along the mountains. Highs both days 50 to 55. Lows tonight near 30. An Invitation to visit 'The Boys' at AG EXPO 73V And See The Display Of 9 Irrigation Equipment (Wheel Mowers and Pump Units) 9 Knight Auggie Wagons 9 Crown Rock Pickers i Gehl Mixer Mills 9 Edwards Rod Weeder and Chisel Plows GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 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 also bare and dry and in good condition. Banff to Revelstoke ip in good winter driving condition but motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock. Banff  Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are in good winter driving condition with occasional s'ippsry sections. Motorists are, reminded thai snow tires or propsrly � H''�m chains are required when tra- velling in any national park or ski access road. A 75 per cent loading restriction has been placed on Highway CI from the east junction cf Highway 38 to Foremost and from 1 mile south of Foremost to Manybenies. There is also a 75 per cent loading restriction on Highway 879 from 3 miles north of Foremost to the end of the pavement. A 75 per cent loading restriction has also been placed on Highway 3 from Bo.v Island to r^ieire Hat r.n'l on Highway C2 rrrm M-grath to s:uth o' the U.S. bc;\'er. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutta 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p in : 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; WUdhorse, a a.m. to S p.m. ;