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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March LCTHBRIDQE HERALO-3 G under son: trustees 4nice guys on block9 EDMONTON (CP) School trustees get the short end of the stick from the province because they are not political enough, Harald Gunderson said Friday. Mr. Gunderson, president of the Alberta School Trustees' Association made the comment during an ASTA seminar. Municipal councillors and aldermen are politicians they know how to fight while school trustees are "the nice guys on the he said Unlike trustees, municipal council members often run for higher office and are more political in nature, he said. The result, Mr. Gunderson said, is interference from other levels of government in the activities of school boards, rising cost pressures in the face of inadequate school grants and spending controls Irom the province. PUTS ON WEIGHT An adult opossum weighs about times its birth weight. or bad? KDMONTON (CP) A special committee was established by the 1978 Commonwealth Games Foundation to review the organization's structure and operations The five-member committee is to report its recommendations on or before June 1. Its appointment, at a meeting of the foundations directors, follows growing criticism politicians should be removed from the board. The foundation now has six politicians serving as directors Mayor Ivor Dent, chairman. Aid. Ron Hayter, Alex Fallow and B.H McLean; Provincial Tourism Minister Bob Dowling, Industry Minister Fred Peacock, and Horst Schmid, minister of culture, youth and recreation. Hospital board now managerial PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The board of St. Vincent's Hospital here has approved a new hospital bylaw that changes the status of the board from advisory to managerial. The x-ray equipment is now in operation and arrangements were made for Dr. B. 0. Black, consulting radiologist, to resume visiting the hospital one day each week. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......51 33 Medicine Hat 50 30 Victoria.......57 39 .05 Vancouver 56 46 .09 Vermilion....... 37 11 Edmonton 36 18 Calgary 50 27 Saskatoon .....30 8 Swift Current 34 16 Regina 30 7 Winnipeg.....36 18 Toronto......32 31 .02 Ottawa.........24 18 .04 Montreal 24 17 Quebec......... 20 7 Chicago 50 39 .55 New York 34 30 Los Angeles... .70 58 Phoenix 86 59 Las Vegas......80 64 FORECASTS Calgary Lethbridge Medicine Hat Sunny becoming cloudy tonight with lows near 35, clear Sunday, highs near 50. Columbia Kootenay: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain today. Cloudy with periods of rain Sunday. Gusty winds. Highs both days in the mid-40s. Lows tonight 30 to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with scattered showers mostly southwest mountains today and tonight. Windy and cooler most sections Sunday with widely scattered showers. Highs' today 55 to 65. Lows tonight 35 to 45. Highs Sunday 45 to 55. West of Continental Divide Occasional rain today decreasing to scattered .showers tonight and Sunday. Cooler. Highs today 45 to 55. Lows tonight 30s. Highs Sunday 40s. CEMENT MIXERS A must for every farmer is a handy cement mixer. The Transmix mixes, transports and dumps. AlfMHMMI ROW 9n GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Highway-Box 1202 PftOM 328-1141 The AMA reports all roads in Southern Alberta are bare and dry and in good driving condition as of 8 a.m. today. Ports of Times in Mountain Standard Time opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed: Coutts open 24 hours: Del Bonila 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse 7a.m. to4 p.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.' Logan Pass. (Canada easterns boms moved one boar earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went oa daylight Pat on the head President Nixon smooths his hair after he hit his head by the umbrella held by Mrs. Nixon at the National War College at Ft. McNair Friday. Secretary of Defence James Schlesinger stands beside the First Lady. The Chief Executive said in his address given as part of the Vietnam Veterans Day program that the "American effort was in good conscience, honorably undertaken .and honorably ended." Two armed camps at institution KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) The staff and prisoners at Millhaven Institution are "like two armed camps" today but the prison is acting prison director Arthur Trono said. t'The staff feel that they are harshly dealt with and the in- mates feel they are victi- he said in an interview. "Whether it is true or not is what we have to deal with." The prison was described as in "a state of tension" by a member of the solicitor-gen- eral's office, after recent scuffles between guards and prisoners. The guards have complained that a new prisoners' committee has been given too much freedom and the prisoners have complained that puards are harassing them. Paul Faguy, commissioner of penitentiaries, said in a telephone interview from Ottawa Friday that the prisoners' committee is now defunct. He said the chairman and another committee member were removed from office after they were found guilty of having brew in their cells and the other committee members resigned. TRANSFER CHAIRMAN The chairman of the com- mittee asked for a transfer from Millhaven and was sent to Dorchester penitentiary in New Brunswick Wednesday, he said. Mr. Faguy defended the concept of the prisoners' com- mittee, formed early this year. He said the committee was necessary for communication among prisoners, guards and management. "Since it (the committee) was formed it has kept the lid on the one prison official said. The prisoners have alleged that guards have kept them awake by banging on cell doors and hailing them over the public address system. Mr. Faguy said Millhaven has the most difficult prisoners in Canada and "we have to be careful and act slowly. We are confident that we can get things back to normal soon." Firm found negligent FORT VERMILION (CP) A coroner's jury in this northwestern Alberta community has found an Edmonton construction firm negligent in providing safety instructions to employees. The jury recommended that Cantilever Construction Ltd. be required in future to provide and enforce safety regulations. A WRONG TURN CAN BE TROUBLE ON YOUR INCOME miitofce on Income Tax return it lite loV ing o wrong you never know where you'll end up. CTF Thil year go straight to H R RETURNS BIOCK for accurate service end up on yovr return H R 81OCX you on Sited CVMftMTtt ___________________ fl we firrof in ihg vreefrfOon ol your return thlt costs you imerwfl or oerwty on additional unn Oue, we oo not the liability ipf will thai imgnsi CanrttX Iwfwl TOT WWH Ovw COM Olltwrj ia Noiih 818 3rd S. 328-98SI 324 13lh Si N. 327-4075 Corporate tax concessions to create new jobs OTTAWA (CP) A govern- ment report lauding the con- troversial corporate tax con- cessions was tabled Friday in the Commons, but crucial Progressive Conservative reaction was not forthcoming. Tabled by Finance Minister John Turner, the report said the corporate tax cuts will create new jobs and produce billion in new sales by the end of 197S. It said the measures, ap- proved last year by Parliament, produce significant economic benefits even outside the manu- facturing and processing sec- tors they affect directly. Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield told reporters his party considers the cuts a budgetary matter and will not decide its position until it has studied the report in the context of the next budget, expected late next month or in May. With a process for parlia- mentary review built into the legislation, reaction of the Progressive Conservatives may be crucial to continuation of the tax concessions, and perhaps to the future of the minority Liberal government itself. The New Democrats, effective balance of power in the Commons, have been opposed to the cuts all along and say their 31 MPs will sign for the review which requires the signatures of 60 MPs. PAID PRICE Inclusion of the review procedure clause in the legislation was the price the Liberals paid for Progressive Conservative support in passing the tax cuts. The NDP says it will canvass members of other parties in an attempt to force a review of the measures. The New Democrats are pledged to fight corporate concessions and a Conservative decision against the tax measures might spell trouble for the Liberals. At a news conference late Friday, NDP Leader David Lewis called the report "a shameful insult to Parliament and all Canadians" because it is based only on the word of those who benefit from the concessions. He said his party is ready to see the government fall on this issue and challenged Mr. Stanfield either to join the NDP in presenting a motion calling for a review or to present its own motion which the NDP might support. A rejection of the concessions by Parliament would mean the Liberals can no longer govern and an election would have to be called, Mr. Lewis said. COST CITED Canadians are entitled to express an opinion on whether the concessions should continue. Mr. Lewis said they cost million last year and will cost almost billion this year. Mr. Turner sees the tax cuts as necessary over an indefinite period and his report painted a bright picture of the advantages they provide. In addition to the jobs and new sales, the report said new investment in the manufac- turing and processing industries affected by the tax cuts will total billion by the end of next year. The tax measures cut the corporate income tax rate for manufacturers and processors to 40 per cent from 49 per cent and speeded up the tax write- off process for new capital in- vestment. Although the report said precise measurement of the effect of the cuts cannot be made, their advantages can be detected. Studies suggested that "sig- nificant indirect and induced benefits were likely to be generated." "The total impact on the economy, therefore, would be larger than the direct effect on the manufacturing and processing sector alone." Projected figures in the re- port on new jobs were based on a questionnaire distributed to manufacturing and processing companies across the country. from 250 companies were interviewed also. Those interviewed included representatives of most large manufacturing and processing companies, the report said. A sample of 699 companies was chosen at random for data on "a quantative assessment of the impact" of the measures. Replies by 73 5 per cent of the companies provided data on companies, some subsi- diaries of those questioned. Another 389 companies were picked to provide information on effects of the tax cuts within various sectors of the manufacturing and processing industries. The report said more than 69 per cent of the respondents expected the measures to help their competitive position sig- nificantly. Alberta cattle said dying of starvation EDMONTON (CP) Malnutrition and starvation are claiming the lives of a substantial number of Alberta cattle. Dr. Ralph Christian, head of the agriculture department's veterinary services, said Friday. Reports show farmers are losing anywhere from four to 50 head 'of cattle and field representatives for the department have attributed 130 deaths to starvation since January, Dr. Christian said in an interview. Earlier, Frank Winczura, a farmer in the Roundhill district about 60 miles southeast of Edmonton, said the problem stems from deep snow which prevents the movement of feed from granaries and buries hay in the fields. "I've got bales buried in the snow out there Hay is in short supply, he said, adding he normally starts the winter with bales but early snows this winter reduced that number to 3.500. Suicide ruled death cause LOS ANGELES (Reuter) The coroner's office Friday listed suicide as the probable cause of death of actress Judith Rawlinn, 36, former wife of singer Vic Damone. Her body was found in her home Thursday, two days after Damone announced his intention to marry a Houston oil heiress. Los Angeles coroner Thomas Noguchi said death appeared to have been caused by an overdose of drugs. Police said an empty pill container was found near the bed along with a newspaper folded to an article about Damone's wedding plans. "We went to four different places for hay this year, but you just can't buy he said. One lot he examined was four years old "and the vet said that after it's been stored six months, it's not good anymore Mouldy hay is less than normally nutritious and carries the risk of causing micotic abortions in cows Dr. Merv Wetlstein of the Camrose veterinary clinic said there have been 10 positive cases and a lot of "suspected" cases of micotic abortions those triggered by a cow eating mouldy hay reported at the clinic. COMPLETE HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201-3rdAve. S. 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