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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 W IFIIIBHinGC Hl'RAlO TuoiiJny, Mny 1, EASY DOES IT Stretching lillle-used muscles, an eight-year-old Prima Ballerina hopeful tries to keep her balance under the watchful gaze of teacher Gabrielie Gind- roz, former Swiss Gymnastic champion, at the University of Monlreal, The girl is pait of a project called "Coicardia" which groups eighf and 12-year olds for serious study in hopes of presenting c challenge during the 1976 Olympics. (CP Wirephoto) MLA urges nr jfiL re EDMONTON James Henderson (SC TVetaskiwin called for a legislative committee investigation into welfare costs and systems in Alberta Monday, during debate on welfare estimates In the legislature. Public assistance in Alberta cost close to million this year, 50 por cent of which) but do away ivilh them." Mr. Crawford said funerals Highways Minister Clarence for welfare recioienis are pro- vided on a contract basis lo undertakers. Ed Benoit. asked if the government in- tended to do away with welfare vouchers. Mr. Crawford said 11 is the government's intention lo ''all will bo paid by the federal gov- eminent. Mr. Henderson, health minis- ter In the former Social Credit government, said costs and the system "are getting out of hand." An Invcstleatlon would show how some people abuse public assistance programs that range from direct relief payments to paying for a transients' hotel In Calgary. Rusty Drayfon Valley shared Mr. Ilender- ton's views and ?aid It "is very easy" to get public assistance, CITES CASE "The government would want Copithorne said Alberta laws demand that highways s'gns be instructional, lie wasn't sure that election signs fell under that category. "Certain types migbl be con- sidered litter under the Litter Control Interjected Envi- ronment Minister Bill Yurko. "They may also lie educa- said Education Minis- to keep Its options open, I j ter Lou Hyiidman. think, in unusual cases to still However, Mr. Copllhorne had use vouchers. But ns a prac-! the last word when he said the tical matter for the average government will have a policy recipient, we expect that I by the time the election rolls vouchers will be out- of use i around, within n reasonable j UNIVERSITY FINANCES POLITICAL SIGNS The government agreed lo a The govfimitent has no pnl-' two-year extension of the fed- icy regarding political signs eral provincial cost-sharing being displayed along high- ways, in tad some may k1 looked upon a.s lillor. The subject brightened an otherwise-dull question period in the. legislature. e orders new vote WASHINGTON IAF1 A fed- eral district 1ms over- turned United Mine Workers President W.A. (Tony) lioyle's election for "flagrant viola- tion'1 of the law and ordered a new vote. The dale and the machinery of the ne'.v eleclion will he set- tled later, after all parlies sub- mit proposals. Judge William Bryant, "'ho tossed out the clec- Iton, will fix the rtelails. Bryant issued a 33-page opin- ion Monday which held that the aetivilies of Boyle and other in- CMinhi'iiLs violated the law and may have Influenced the elec- tion, the test required by fed- eral law before a union election may he set aside. Compulsory auto insurance en The Herald legislature Bm'pau EDMONTON No automat- ic minimum fine can guaran- tee that all Albertans will have automobile Insurance coverage I "There Isn't the slightest or prevent the damage and in-1 doubt in my mind that there jury that occurs every year on the highways. Attorney Gen- eral Merv I.eitch said in the legislature Monday. Sound wages suggested to step up farm growth THE HERALD Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Sound waves have made turnips grow 100 limes faster than normal in an experiment at a TInivcrslty in Carolina. Gordon Taylor Drumheller) said in the legisla- ture Monday. Couldn'L sound be used to step up growing on Albcrla Farms? "ll's an Interesting develop- ment in said Hugh Homer, the agriculture minister "but I can't really see at the moment any practical suggested elec- application." Mr. Tavloi- trically produced sound waves could be used to speed up the growth of, weeds so that they could be plowed under and farmers wouldn't have to use chemical sprays. MOKE CHOPS Farmer's could produce two or three crops a year, he said. "There is no end of possibili- ties unless the environmental- ists put the lid on 'the whole thing because said the MLA. Mr. Taylor LEDUC (CP) V oters In the County of Leduc Monday soundly defeated a plebiscite for an additional for ]972 school operating expenses. It was the second school plebiscite in Alberta this year. program for university operat- ing Don Getty, minister of" inlcr-govcrnmental affairs, The first, a request, for an acldi- Lold the legislature Monday. i liona' in (ho Wain- wright school bv 45 votes. Replying to Robert Clark he said Grant Notlcy I the extension approved in He cilod the case of 43 men j Ttiver-Kairvieu Hsknl wholherilhe hope the provincial govern- mcnt can negotiate an end to the cost-sharing sysLcm wiQiin I two years. Students union who were on welfare in his dis- i the government has a policy in trlct. There were some jobs' view of Ihe "federal election available, but he couldn't gel j coming up." their names lo tell tJjem about the work. Both members called for de- centralization of the welfare de- partment. Men at the level were rioter lo the situa- tion than someone in an office in Edmonton, said Mr. Zander. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said (Jie government plans to decentralize depart- ment offices "wherever pos- sible" but wants to maintain firm control. He also said the government has rejected contracting out welfare depart mcnt operations. A Calgary men's hostel, op- crated by private business, cost roughly sson.ono more than when operfed by the govern- ment, he said. Ray Speaker Bow) defended the "innova- tive" contracting plan initiated by the former credit pov- j__i_r crnmcnt. He said Ihe plan r EDMONTON (CP) The 1'nivcrsity of Mberta Students' Union executive is prepared to opposes an administration sug- gestion thai a referendum be held next fall to determine battle L. proposed sludcnt health whether student'; favor a fee. sen-ice fee "all the way to the j Dr. Gordon Tyndall, Univer- sity vice-president in charge of finance and administration, de- clined Monday to indicate an failed division, Leduc returning officer Cecil Coat cs reported 1.430 votes against grant ing the extra funds and 693 in favor. Mr. Coates cstimaled that only 15 to 20 per cenl of the eligible voters in the division cast ballots. The county school commit lee, which administers 23 schools, had said it needed to balance its 1972 bud- get. The committee intends Lo spend on education tJiis year. The hcliool committee will meet next Monday to discuss the situation, said committee chairman Ed Glnssman. of the asked Environ- ment Alinister Bill Yurko what he thought of "all tlu's Mr. Yurko replied he cgreed with the minister of agricul- ture. Oulside the House, Mr. Tay- lor said "by careful seleclion of noise, we might even pro- riuce more cabbage heads in the legislature." New govt. department approved provincial government." Patrick 'Delaney, s f u d e n t council academic vice-presi- dent, made the comment Mon- day after council approved a motion, condemning "the sin- gling out of this service when other services have not been singled out for a special fee." Thc motion also said council amount for the proposed fee. i He is to present a proposal to j the hoard of governors regular meeting next Friday. Mr. Delaney said if the board approves Ihe fee. council will ask the provincial government lo reserve the decision. The fee. which would be ap- plied in the 1072-73 academic year, is being suggested as n Deadline Meanwhile, Gordon Taylor] OTTAWA (CP) Manpower said some j Minister Bryce Mackascy said coffins provided welfare rcci- here that the May 31 dcad- plents liitfc niore "LhanjJine for some projeds rcceiv- huV crude boxes and these people-ing local Inkiallves grant., has I from Ihe Alberta Health Care are entitled to dignified fimcr-. been extended lo the middle of als- June. means of helping meet costs in- currcd by the health service Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles, Checks Itch Exclusive litalinp snlMnnce lo shrink repair damaged tissue. insliluit wuh n I'.CjIi-T MI'.M.'.IVC (liic- h.i! follnJ ,1 1 1; r.c) iihi.-li SMIM. nih tlic icoilny :o shrink iniiiicd rdis and ' hcr.iorrh.rd! painlwly. It re- an. I ilis. m niai-il rinv -i- M: sp.-M, LallrJ moil II line hfi.-.nrrlioidil case lu.v i-.r nrnvrrhnuK I'r.-raralinn H l.v. .iflfr an.cilicr reported I an.l rlimiiw- uiy i. -i lev, ininfni. It lii'ii" IV. 11 v.i-.i.ii is.i or M hnnmilhu.K. I- .ivs ul. -i r (r.. (ucr ;i pni.vl ,'1 I !'Mn on nhenK Uilli .1 l> .'f AM Preparation i Insurance Commission. A health servie" fee of SI2 a student was in effect during tin1 early I later. ISGOs, but was dropped ;crushers noed rale SASKATOON fCPi West- oni cru.-JiciVi need f Jt-'Vli rales equal lo those I piiid by caMmi crushers if I Lid Tobacco ban to C_.f be appealed MONTREAL (CP) The Ca- nadian Tobacco Manufacturers' Association plans to take a Brit- ish Columbia Supreme Court ruling upholding the B.C. gov- ernment's ban on tobacco and liquor advertising (o a higher court. Leo I.aporle, executive direc- tor, said today he made no fur- ther comment that an appeal is planned. Mr. Justice 10. E. Ilinks Fri- day dismissed the original J l.iutK'hcd by seven (obacco and l publishing firms. In a 20-page judgment, ho I .said the legislation duos not con- I slilule an invasion of (he field of criminal law nor does it inler- fere in the rigl Tin; will be a significant number of people within Alberta de- spite the advertising campaign we've carried out who sim- ply won't know about the he said. His remarks came during second reading of an amend- ment lo the Highway Traffic Act (hat will eliminate the minimum penally for convic- tion of driving without insur- ance. The amendment is to be given third and final reading in the next few weeks. Auto- mobile insurance became com- pulsory in Alberta April I. WAIVE PENALTY The government has waived the minimum penalty for an individual and [or a company pending consid- eration by Elimination the legislature, of the minimum fine was virtually assured with passage o[ second reading Monday. Mr. Leltch said among the several hundred thousand in- surance policies In the prov- ince, there is sure lo be some mistakes that will leave some people without coverage. "These tilings can happen without the slightest fault or in- tentional wrOTg doing t-fld to suggest that by increasing the minimum you are going to remove that element is wholly he said. ARGUES CHANGE Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- the highways minister when new compulsory insur- ance law was passed in the House, argued unsuccessfully that a minimum fine would deter drivers from taking a chance on not baling insur- ance. The minimum penalty would EDMONTON (CP) Cre-! "talte tne Profit out of cheat- aiion of a. department of inter-1 since Ihe minimum penal- governmental affairs received l'cs approval in principle in the about legislature Monday night, but not before it was criticized by tiie Social Credit opposition. Boyle had argued thst he had done nothing wrong- John Owens, union sccrelary- treasurcr, anil George Tiller, vice-president, the two other in- ternational officers of the union, rdso will (ace a new election. Boyle's present term was lo ex- pire in 1975. Al Ihe end of the blller liiGO campaign, Boyle emerged win- ner over an insurgent faction led by presidential candidate Joseph Yablonski. OPPONENT SLAIN y s b 1 o n s k i, his wife and daughter were shot to death Dec. 31, three weeks afler the election. The eleclion case began afler complaints from Yablonski forces brought an investigation by the labor department. The secretary of labor then filed the suit, challenging the eleclion on grounds that Ihe incumbents used union facilities and money lo win re-election. Bryant found: "Thc Incum- bents timed and manipulated the salary increases of union employees for the purpose of throwing them into Ihe eleclion in an effort lo attract the supports of its employees for the incumbent officers in terms of services and financial aid." On March 31, Boyle, 08, was convicted on nil counts of a 13- count federal indictment which charged that he Illegally used in union dues money for federal political campaign con- tributions. He remains free on bond In thai case pending appeal. Cole blames MONTREAL (CP) Post- master General Jean-Pierre Cote said Monday he was not, hlaniing leller carriers and pnslal clerks "solely" for a drop in productivity In the post office since He said "somo newspapers" had read into remarks he mnda recently in Vancouver "that I was attaching the blame to let- ter carriers and postal clerks." Mr. Cote, speaking at a cere- mony marking introduction of the assured-mail system to re- maining Montreal Island cilies, said he was "simply underlining a problem to which we had lo address ourselves." The productivity drop thai Mr. Cote reported was 12.5 per cent since T.Ir. Cole also rejected criti- cism he said was levelled at iiiiu for raising "these mailers" while negotiations wilh postal unions were in progress. "I don't think that I have any reason lo hide the problems that I uncover and the changes ivliicli I feel have lo be made." Jarring at UN NEW YORK (AP) Gunnar Jarring, United Nations Middle East mediator, arrived Monday from Stockholm to confer wilh UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheini on the Middle East silualion. CENTRAL PRESENTS THE Weather mid road report SUMUSE WEDNESDAY 0 i) p o s I tion Leader Harrv Strom said there was no need for such n department. Sinco the session started March 2, "a calculated to cost U'e as insurance, he said. Highways Minister Clarence SUNSET LdhlB-jdgc..... Pinchcr Creek Medicine Hot Grande Prairie Edmonton Banff Calgary........ Victoria Penlicum...... Prince George Kamloops...... Vancouver iaskatoon Hcgina Toronlo Ottawa........ Montreal....... CnpIUiorne said judges nre j st. John's able lo determine when a per-1 Halifax son Intended to cheat and can impose a heavy fine, if re- quired. argument that a fine equals the cost of insurance is wrong, be- someone is con- fined, they must buy insurance on top of pay- ing the penalty, since they would not fisk a heavier fine cause when victed and on second conviction. Bill Yurko, Minister of the Stockholm great deal of the negotiations! Mr. Leilch said Mr. Taylor's that go on are still being done by departments." James Renders on Welaskiwin Leduc) said Don Getty, minister of Ihe depart- ment, is "at best a minister without portfob'o." The bill should be redrafted to spell out the minister's duties, he Raid. Speaker (SC Little Bow) said the portfolio Is one of a king maker. It was a glamorous position, but that was all, said Mr. Speaker. It was a "good lead- ership training course." Waller Buck (SC Bar) said "when funds are go- ng to be misused like this, it is my responsibility lo say tile position is redundant." Grant Notley, New Dcm- ChaHotlelown Fredericton Chicago New York Los Angeles Miami Las Vegas Rome....... Pans....... London Amslcrdam environment, and a member of the committee that composed the insurance regulations, said there must he a phasing in pe- riod where the law is not too rough on (hose who do not comply. Walter Buck (SC the only MLA to oppose elimination of the minimum fine It rnmc to a vole, said 'the responsible people are Ihe ones who will suffer for Tokyo H 58 56 57 50 58 51 50 52 G4 59 60 52 50 52 71 61 68 G4 51 6fl 60 72 74 77 81 83 70 G3 66 59 59 68 70 Prc FORECAST LethlmclRc. Medicine Hal Sunny. Iliglis near 00. Ixiws 30-35. Wednesday: Sunny. Highs near CO. Calgary Today Sunny. A few afternoon or evening show- ers near the foothills. Highs near 60. Lows 30-35. Wednes- day: Sunny. Highs near CO. ('olumlna, Kootonay To- day: Simny with afternoon cloudy periods and a few show- ers. Wednesday sunny and a .01 little milder. Highs today 55 lo CO and on Wednesday no to 65. Lows tonight 30 lo 35. MONTANA Ensl of Continental Rain extreme east ending to- day. Fair elsewhere today and over the entire area tonight and Wednesday. Warmer to day and east portion Wednes- day. Colder east tonight. Highs today 45 lo 55 east 55 to 65 e s t. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Wednesday 50s east 55 to 65 west. of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today and Wed- nesday. Widely scattered showers north tonight and Wednesday. Highs both days 55 to 65. Lows tonight 25 to 35. ocralic Parly leader, support-1 thp ones." ed Ihe proposal. He said there Albert Liidwig (SC -Cal- little chance the Conserva lives will succeed in roolacing shared-cost programs with lax crcdils nnd there will he in creasing contact between gov- Said Mr. (Jelly: "it's just; great lo tie really wanted." "Hold il. Mr. inlur- joclod Mr. Strom, "he must have misheard what we said." However, Mr. Getty said there was a real need for co- ordination between dcparl- niigh', lie dealing with OlUwa improper way v.'ilh j on sarllc subject at ihc same ghls of Ihe seven companies cbal- )g Ibe legislation wore n and Hedges Canada Imperial Tobacco Prod Lid.. Rolhnians of Pall Canada Ucl. MacDonnlil gary Mountain Mew) argued without success that a mini- mum fine should remain [or since any- one caught twice, could not plead ignorance of the bw. Julian Koziak (PC Ed- monton Slrathcona) "said thai unless it can be shown in court that a person knowingly broke the law, (here should he no minimum penally. The new compulsory insur- ance law does not require thai iin offender must knowingly break Hie law, therefore must not have a minimum fine, he said. YOUR Are On Display In Our Showroom Now A M Irrigation Fittings Rainbird Sprinklers 9 Alcan Irrigation Tubing Ford Pumping Units Leaders in the Irrigation Industry GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Irrigation and Farm Equipment Div. Coullj Highway, Lethbridge, Phone 328-1141 Tohacco Inc., Time Canada Lid., Madi'.-m llunler Ltd., and Sdiilli.slar i'lilthsliers Ltd. The companies have refused common! on the judgment peurJ- (hoy are lo remain competitive, lu''-s John Banfield, executive vice- Mnlt nf Seed Pro- cessors Ltd.. of I.elhbridiJe .said Monday. lie told a Canadian Transport CuniHiission h c a r i n g into freight rales on pro j fh'rN Hint (he western c must be competitive lo capture a share ot Ihc eastern markets. 1 The hearings, now in Ibeir I second week, arose from west- processors' com-1 Monday when a bus fell into n [plainlx lhal freight rail's (in i ravine al Pcda on Ihe Jaminu- nipr-vcd (nwliirls uere higher' .Siin.-ii.'ar road in Kashmir. The lliiin Ihosc on refined rapesecd. I bus was carrying 11 police. OJ-TJUAL AS OF A..AI TODAY COUKTKSY OK A.MA COPKNHAGEN (Heuter) and Korwwc salmon calch I ;i mi: I'u.'.viic MOW nni.IH (AP) Twen- ly-fne Indian policemen were killed and four badly injured Denmark will resist Canadian I government calls for nn imme- J cliale halt to liiph sens snlmon I fishing in Urn JVorlJi Atlanl ic, Danish f.'o ormncnl, officials said Monday. The Danish fiovcrnmenl ns- Miminf> that Ilio Denmnrk- Tniled Slates i Tniled I Jive-yea for a -year scale-down of the Dan- hi: ficeepliiblc lo the Inter- national Commission on Norlh Alli'iilic Fishinn it meets in la lor Ihi.s jnoulh, Hie officials said. Iii'iM week, Ciinadn said it would press nl the nicclinj; for p tidal ban nn tho Danish luRli seas salmon fishing "this sum- All highways In the Leth- bridgc district nre hare nnd dry. Highway 1 Trans Canadn Highway, bare and dry. There arc 75 per cent loading reslrielinns on Die following highways: Highway Gl, from 12 miles east of Ihe junction of Highway 4 lo Foremost nnd from 1 mile TOUTS OK ENTliY soulli of Forcmnsl to Manyber- ries. Iliplnv.iy Ti2, from Magralh to Del Honil'a. Highway -I, from (irassy I.akt! to Medicine Mai. Secondary road ffighway 2 lo the My from Hivur Hridge nenr (lleinvond. Secondary road HTSi from ;i miles north of h'orcmost lo 10 miles nnrll) of T'oiTinosl. 'riini-si: Coulls ?A hours; Cnrwny i) a.m. lo 0 p.m.; D-'l Ilonila .in, lo fi pm.; R.C. 9 n.m. lo f> p.m., M.t.'., 2-1 hours; Pnrllull Hykcrls 8 a.m. lo midnighl. Chief Mitunlain closed., fl a.m. lo 5 p.m. ;