Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 1ETHBSIOGE HERALD Wedimdoy, May 3, 1971 AFTER YOU, FRED Four-year-old Suzanne Dewar and Fred, Ihe friendly family basset, stop for a drink during Ihe 10th annual Bassett hound walk around Stanley Park Sunday. About 70 dogs took their owners for a (CP Wirephoto) Health, social development ing Opposition attacks Horner for rejecting farm motion Ry GREG McINTVRE Herald legislature Bureau EDMONTON Opposition MLAs attacked Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Homer Tuesday for rejecting an opposition motion in tho leg- islature that would have re- quired poultry, egg and hog marketing boards to guarantee small producers a "fair share" of the Alberta market. The motion by Jim Hender- son (SC Wetask'lwin-Leduc) was "talked out" without com- ing to a vote and sent to the bottom of a list of 20 opposition motions waiting for considera- tion by the House. Dr. Homer came under fire when he proposed an amend- the small said Mr. Buckwell, the Socred farm crit- ic. Grant Motley, leader of the Eavesdropping bill attacked ment to the motion Uiat would INDP, said a statutory obliga- eliminate the need for the pro- vincial government to legislate quotas for small producers. Leighton Buckwell (SC Macleod) charged that the minister failed to come to grips with the crux of the farm issue. That small farmers must be guaranteed a market. "If we're just going to sell products and hope for the best, I see very little hope for ion requiring marketing boards to guarantee a share of he market to small producers would be a "meaningful state- ment" that the government means to save the small farm. Former Socred agriculture minister Henry Ruste accused Dr. Horner of evading the is- lue. And Gordon Taylor Drumheller) observed "t h e (overnment Is not prepared to Cattle rustling appears 011 increase in Alberta EDMONTON (CP) The pros and cons of federal-pro- vincial cos! sharing agree- o priation for operation of an op-1 River) that some of the money portunity corps program in the be spread around to meet simi- Lesser Slave Lake area of lar problems in their constiie- The Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Cattle rus- tling appears on the increase, the legislature was told Tales- day. To curb the increase, Agricul- ture Minister Hugh Horner said the brand act has been amended to increase the effec- tiveness of brand inspectors and the government has work- ed closely with a special RCMP detail fighting the out- lawed practice. GIVES REASON Ralph Sorcnson v-ick-Coronation) said the trend toward increasing number of farmers and ranchers living In nearby touns rather than on their land, lias contributed to the apparent upsurge in rus- tling. In the past year. In east cen- ral Alberta, 25 head of steers for market, were stolen 'rom a barn and more recently, 17 head of young stock were aken from a feed lot. Rustling has been a major :opic at recent farm meetings vith reports of cattle found slaughtered on grazing land, he said. Mr. Sorenson said the high cost of beef and greater mo- >ility today may also lie behind increased livestock thefts. ment got a going over Tuesday northern Alberta. The program encies raised the ire of Dennis m'ght as the Alberta legislature approved the health and social development depart m e n t's 1972 73 spending estimated of 5153.7 million. The committee debate zeroed j hi on cost sharing during con- sideration of a appro- involves counselling, work ex- j Barton perience and job exposure for j Indian and Metis people and is (SC Lesser Slave the! WORKED HARD designer! to stimu late area's economy. I Mr. Barton said the Lesser Suggestions by Frank Apple- Slave residents had work- by (PC Athabasca) and Marvin Moore (PC Smoky MEN'S AND BOYS' WEAR AU ALTERATIONS EXTRA HIGAS OPEN THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS Tltl 9 P.M. 406 13tl) St. N. Phone 327-7610 ed long and hard to develop the special area project, in which the federal government pays roughly 25 per cent of the cost, and said Mr. Appleby and Mr. Moore shou'tl get out and work for their own programs. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said the problem with many cost sharing agree- ments is lhal they tend to up- set provincial priorities, and limit the amount of money available for projects in other needy areas. One such area was central south Alberta. Mr. Miniely said Alberta would prefer to replace cost- sharing programs with an ex- change of tax points, a concept that was being studied for the first time in the field of post- secondary education. All told, the provincial gov- ernment will spend an estimat- ed S409.7 million on health and social development, including S236 million for the Alberta hospital services, health care insurance and alcoholism and drug abuse commissions. An estimated S112.4 million will he spent on social develop- ment services, million on public health services. million on mental health ser- vices and million on ser- vices for the handicapped. Health and social develop- ment costs, of which about S200 million are regained through j cost sharing programs with j Ottawa, account for about one- i third of (lie province's lion budget. FEW NAMED About species of spiders that have been given names are believed to he only about one- quarter of the total on earth. prisoner returns EDMONTON (CP) Rene Foucher, a 38 year old con- victed murderer missing from Stony Mountain Penitentiary in Manitoba since the weekend, gave himself up here Tuesday. A police spokesman said Foucher turned himself in at Edmonton city police head- quarters. RCMP issued a Canada- wide alert for Foucher and Ludger Couture, 21, of Mankota, Sask., when they didn't return to the prison after receiving a five hour pass to attend a so- cial function in Winnipeg Sat- urday evening. Foucher was serving the fifth year of a murder sentence and Couture was in for a 1970 rob- bery-with-violence conviction. Couture has not been re- captured. Judge ends court-room romance CALGARY (CP) Pro- vincial Judge L. A. Justason ruled on a court-room ro- mance Tuesday. He not only ousted love but Ihe lovebirds too when lie ordered a long-haired spectator and his girl com- panion out of the public gal- leiy. Instructing a court ser- geant to get rid of the pair, the judge said: "This is not a love-in. They can love themselves to death, but not in court." U.S.A. TOURING PRODUCTION INCLUDING SOLOISTS, CHORUS, ROCK ORCHESTRA, SPECIAL LIGHTING, SCENERY AND COSTUMES. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Sunday, May 7th 2 Shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion TICKETS end Available at LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Liberals support ories LONDON (CP) The Con- servatiw government, enjoying continued Liberal party back- ing, has won an 11-vote Com- mons majority for a controver sial decision to cut off debate on one stage of the sensitive Euro- pean Common Market bill. Tory spokesmen say they now are confident the bill, providing 'or British entry into Europe by Ian. has cleared most of .he major obstacles to final par- liamentary approval. Prime Minister Edward Heath is hoping for final pas- sage by time for a summit meeting of leaders from Common Market countries tentatively planned for that time. LEAVE PETITION Meanwhile, anti Common Market demonstrators left a pe- names op- posing Heath's resi- dence, indicating continued strong public opposition to Eu- ropean membership. Rapeseed price levels attractive OTTAWA (CP) There were more suggestions in the Com- mons Tuesday for additional in- centives to encourage western farmers to plant more rapeseed and barley, but the government gave no indication that any such incentives sre planned. Otto Lang, minister responsi- ble for the wheat board, re- peated statements he made last week that price levels already make it attractive for farmers to plant rapeseed. He was reply- ing to questions from Alf Cleave who asked whether the government would consider a more equitable price system. The minister said that after farmers have had time to study a report on rapeseed marketing they should have some say on how it is done in future. put its legislation where its mouth is." HINDER COMPETITION Ted Hinman (SC Card- ston) however, opposed both he motion and the minister's amendment on the grounds that further government "med- dling" would hinder competi- tion and harm agriculture. During a two hour debate Dr. Horner made a number of points in defense of current measures being taken to im- prove farm marketing. 'We have to accept an expansionist he stressed. "If we accept the op- posite view, that we raise prices and put up barriers, then agriculture will die and with it so will rural Alberta." The provincial government is working with a federal plan called "project 75" aimed at opening new marketing oppor- tunities, he said. While no specific products have yet been discussed, talks were initiated here Tuesday. Grants and loans are avail- able to any commodity group that can show that they are moving into new markets saic the minister. Cal-Ed Ltd., a poultry farm located here, was taken over recently by the Alberta Egg and Foul Marketing Boarc with the aid of the provincial government to help create im- proved marketing opportuni- ties, he said. "The egg Industry hasn't been good in the last two years and something had to be he added. The egg board will grade, wholesale and distribute witli an increased number of depots throughout the province will "as soon as possible" in- crease the quota to small egg producers. He also said amendments will be introduced to change the Agricultural Products Mar- keting Act to allow the elec- tion of officers to marketing commissions, and give Albert egg producers the chance for a larger share of the Canadian egg market. CO-OPERATING The agriculture department is co-operating with the Broiler i Growers Marketing Board and the Turkey Growers Board to increase quotas for small pro- ducers, get larger companies to give up either the produc- tion or the processing end of poultry growing and to open new markets for poultry prod- ucts. The Alberta government has agreed to pay some of the costs to send a local hog producer to investigate hog produc- tion in the Philippines, said Dr. Horner. Fernando Ricafort, the direc- tor of a multi-million dollar proposed hog slaughtering and Finishing plant for Taber is ru- mored to have run into difficul- ties in the Philippines and the provincial government wants more information, he said. Last week Mr. Ricafort ap- plied to the federal department of regional economic expansion for money to set up his hog processing plant. By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CP) Legislation o restrict electronic snooping and help establish, in the words of Justice Minister Otto Lang the proper balance between the needs for privacy and dis- was attacked Tuesday n the Commons for the loop- roles it leaves police. New Democrat justice spokes- man John Gilbert (Toronto Broadview) said the bill still eaves authorities the right to >ermit eavesdroppiing in most :ases where police suspect crime. A judge can grant the use of a wiretap to look into any indicta- ile offence if police convince him other investigation methods either have failed or would likely fail, or that urgency makes other methods impracti- al. The Commons justice commit- tee, which had considered the question of wiretapping, recom- mended that such snooping be allowed only for the most seri- ous crimes. As it is, wiretaps could be used to check up on income tax evaders, petty thieves and drinking drivers. "It seems to me we will have a wide, permissive system which may well be Orwellian in nature and Mr. Gil- bert said. SENT TO COMMITTEE Both the wiretap bill, which was introduced for second-read- ing debate Tuesday by Mr. Lang, and another bill which of- 'ers a range of reforms In Can- ada's criminal law, were re- rerred by the Commons to its justice committee for detailed discussion. On the wiretap bill, Mr. Lang said the basic intent is prohibi- tory, designed to protect the rights of privacy against inva- sion. Snooping techniques have reached the point where it is possible for almost, anyone to penetrate all facets of a citi- zen's life. Privacy must mean the right to be let alone, to live one's own life with a minirnnm degree of interference." NOT ABSOLUTE RIGHT But privacy isn't an absolute right, he said. There must be a constant search "for the proper balance between the needs for privacy and for disclosure." The bill, introduced last June by former justice minister John Turner, permits police intercep- tion of conversation in two cases other than the one in which they receive permission from a judge. Yugoslav group off to Canada BELGRADE (Reuter) A Yugoslav parliamentary delega- tion left here by air today for a visit to Canada at the invilation of the Canadian Parliament. Weather and road report Humphrey fights off Wallace By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota fought off the best showing ever in a northern pri- mary by George Wallace to de- feat the Alabama governor In Tuesday's Democratic presiden- tial preference pull in Indiana. While Humphrey was the win- ner by about votes over Wallace in Alabama, the former vice-president clung to a narrow lead over Senator Georgo Mc- Govern of South Dakota In the Ohio primary as thnt contest headed today for photo finish. McGovern did not run in Indi- ana while Wallace was not on the Ohio ballot. As returns finally storied to como in from populous Cuya- linga County and its mnin city, Cleveland, Humphrey claimed lie had won the bulk of Ohio's 153 Democratic, National Con- vention delegat SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge Calgary Sunny today and Thursday with afternoon cloudy pe- riods. Isolated light rainshow- ers late this afternoon and evening. Highs both days near 05. Lows 30-40. Medicine Hat Sunny today and Thursday with afternoon cloudy periods. Highs both days 65-70. Lows 30-40. Columbia Kootenay Today sunny with a few afternoon cloudy periods and Isolated showers in eastern districts. Thursday: Sunny and a little milder. Highs today and Thurs- day in the 60s. Lows tonight 32 to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today with widely scattered showers south por- tion! Thursday considerable cloudiness with widely scatter- ed showers. Little change in temperature. Highs today and Thursday 55-65. Lows tonight in 30s. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today. Cloudy with widely scattered showers Thursday. Little change in tem- perature. Highs today and Thursday 55 to 65. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Lcthbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Jasper Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton...... Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Rcgina..... Winnipeg...... Turonio L Pre 3i 31 Ottawa........... 50 Montreal........43 Quebec 45 St. John's........37 Halifax ..........40 H (i2 (H C2 43 64 34 51) 53 33 51 27 53 35 44 41 30 .01 38 58 4-1 60 37 56 27 09 .01 47 40 40 57 G7 55 CG 67 .01 Charlottetowil Fredericton Chicago New York...... Mimi Los Angeles Las Vegas Honolulu .01 .29 80 1 84 71 Rome..........70 48 Paris London Berlin Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm Tokvo 74 50 52 68 ..77 52 68 46 46 70 72 48 49 66 Debate on farm loan bill opened OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson opened Conuiiuns debate Tuesday on a bill designed to make loans under the Farm Credit. Corpora- tion more accessible to farmers. Included in a general revamp- ing and modernization of the corporation would be an in- crease in the size of the loans it could give farmers, as well as a more literal definition of condi- tions for the loans. The maximum sire of loans for all types of farms would be The limit now is for single-owner farms and f o r multiple-owner farms. Loans to date have been made for purposes necessary for the efficient operation of farms. Under the bill loans would be made for purposes which would facilitate operation of the fnrnis. Second-reading debate on the hill was expected to continue today. Offers Dependable Source of Power For All Your Irrigation Requirements "LET FORD DO IT" GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Irrigation and Farm Equipment Division COUTTS HIGHWAY, LETHBR1DGE PH. 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A All highways In the Loth- bridge district are. hare and dry. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway, hare and dry. There are 75 per cent loading restrictions on the following highways: Highway HI, from 12 mibs cast of the junction of Ilrhway 4 to Foremost and from 1 mile south of Foremost to Manybcr- ries. Highway 62. from Mngralh to Del Bonila. Highway 3. from Grassy Lake to Medicine Hal. Secondary road 5M from Highway 2 to the Dolly Hirer Hi I'.-'.ry d i f -n .1 mi'cs uotlii of to 10 miles north of Foremost. 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