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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LE1HBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 4, 1973 News in brief Cambodian fighting increases T'HNOM PENH (Router) Military sources said U.S. Heavy fighting raged today at, hammered Communist the southern provincial capital [orces the besieged v; Takeo which the military commacd described as the flashpoint of the air across Cambodia. Communist troops I forces around the besieged i town, 40 miles south of here. The sources said there was also fighting today at the neigh- launched i boring provincial capital of uuuyo .JW1...J5 em waves of ground assaults Thurs- i Tram Khnar, 24 miles south of day night and early today. i here. Feed-gram talks under way EDMONTON (CP) Quebec announced later this year and Agriculture Minister Noraand the meeting hare provides grcu Toupin and Dr. Hugh Homer, step toward such involvement. Alberta agriculture minister, Thursday began two days of e x p 1 or atory talk concerning He said Quebec has com- that transportation {eed shipped -tern Canada too ev- Dr Homer said both prov- pensive and that Alberta be- liices want some '-input" to the I lieves feed-grain prices to federal goverament's feed ern Canada should be at least "rains policv expected to be 1 on par with export prices. strike averted EDMONTOX (CP) The i dr-i-w their threat after the has- j first strike of nurses in Alber- j pital's board of governors ta in 20 years w a. s averted j agreed to a settlement that Thursday when 628 staff nurses j would give the nurses a start- jir.g salary Of S605 a month re- troactive to Jan. 1 and 5625 a Taylor still criticised EDMONTON (CP) The bit- ter dispute that began Feb. 19 with a claim that the govern- metjt had held a "political pris- oner" to a mental hospital ap- peared to end Thursday night at least temporarily but not without more government at the Royal Alexandra Hospi lal accepted a two-year con- tract. The nurses, employed at the monJi Aug. 1. second-largest hospital in the (i The second year of the two- had" been scheduled to year agreement will provide a strike Monaav, but they with-, salary of a month. Soviets have space failure WASHINGTON f Reuteri controlled instruments. The Soviet Union has suffered Thz crash of the rocket into its second expensive space fail-: the Pacific Ocean occurred a lire in less than a month with few days after an accident that the crash of a moon-bound tin- j caused the lass of a Soviet Fire ruins A Quebec City fire inspector looks over the sheltered interior of workshop for the handicapped Thursday after an explosion and fire which killed at least two persons and injured several others. Rehabilitation centre fire, explosion kills two people QUEBEC (CP) Fire oEfi-' said the two women killed were: under control in a half hour. Gov't closes Davy case protests against "gross ugly charges." "Everything that needs to be said surely pverthing has been answered by said Health Minister Neil Crawford. He was remarking in the leg- islature on what he called the and 'irresponsible" conduct of Gor- don Taylor, Social Credit mem- Prince Rupert site recommended for superport project VANCOUVER (CP) Envi- ronment Canada has recom- mended a site near Prince Ru- pert, B.C., for a superport de- velopment. Two reports, one by a pri- vate Vancouver firm, and the other by the northern branch of the fisheries service, both made lor Environment Canada, were that Ridley released today. Both conclude Island, about four miles south of Prince Rupert, would be suit- able. Prince Rupert is about 500 miles north of Vancouver. The fisheries service report. a biological assessment of the Skeena River estuary, was bas- ed on a study conducted for al- most five months from mid- April through August, 1972. The other report, by F. F. j Slaney and Co. Ltd., is a pre- Rupert and about a mile off- shore, is not suitable for devel- opment, while Ridley Island is suitable for development as a superport. The fisheries report says con- struction of the port in the Kitson Island-Flora bank area "would result in destruction of a very important salmon babi it." Ridley Island, however, "lies within a zone of industrial pol- tat. lution which can only be moderately improved through available waste treatmen1 technology." Development on Ridley Island, the report says, "woulc bring about the least incremen of environmental and would ensure that "the zone of industrially oriented environ mental degradation is concer liminary environment assess- j trated in one relatively small i merit of a superport develop-; area within the Prince Ru- i mer.t in the Prince Rupert re- gion. This study was conducted during a four-week period this i spring. i The Slaney report recom- mends that a core planning group "from all concerned gov- i ernment agencies" be formed to further study development of a pert jer for Drumheller and the ongest-sitting MLA. Mr. Taylor's statements Feb. 19 alleged that F. J. E. Davy, a 35-year-old surveyor, was icld in the Alberta Hospital for 35 days because he was both- ering the government in his at- tempts to gain compensation for injuries he suffered in in- dustrial accidents. _ The findings of a judicial in- quiry, called into the charges on Feb. 20, were released Fri- day. They said Mr. Taylor's al- legations bad no foundation. Mr. Crawford quoted remarks Mr Taylor had made "a rape of civil "a mock- ery of the Bill of "a shameful day when people of the province are incarcerat- ed in a mental hospital when they are fighting for their own rights." It would "be an understate- ment, Mr. Crawfod said, to de- scribe these statements as "in- sulting and offensive." "They do not sit with any person of reputation." They indicate, he said, that Mr. Taylor was so "insensitive" he actually believed anyone in the legislature would have the "callous attitudes that he des- cribes." "There is the further senous question of whether he made statements knowing them to be false." Earlier, the government used its majority to, uphold a ruling by Deputy Speaker Bill Dia- chuk who had been acting as chairman of the committee of the whole legislature. manned rocket, informed i space station, the sources here an ;njured nun -today concerning j age could be given and identi- ssid everyone in the building. to develop an iana use isaid. i on more than million till iJ.lJU.lclt null iwuaj i t-Lox' 1 a fire and explosion which took fication had not been possible. The explosion occurred at p.m. on the second storey ipped of a four-storey wing of the for- Misericorde hospital in the Economic meeting leugtheuecl EDMONTON (CP) A ma-i scheduled for July 25 and 25 jor conference between the fed- in Calgary. Chief Dominique G-onthier of! city's uppertown district. the Quebec City fire department j said the severity of suffered by the 10 nine women SB.IU everyone in the panicked at the time of the ex- j plan for the area, and to assure >_____LI i__4----J infoffratirm ftn Tillln fit vt.t LUIJX. j r- plosion and instead of rushing integration of an to the nearest exit, ran to the opposite end of the corridor as thick smoke began to collect. The second storey of the hos- VjUIJUllGL I U1L.V uppv-llw" v. i HC icUUHU OLULVJ Vt iluu department i Eight or nine persons were j closed a few months ago. the injuries j working in the workshop where j has been occupied by Handico. the explosion occutred and a locai initiatives project which and one man, j about 190 others were working j gjves to handicapped per- pulp mill'effluent outfall system with the physical port facility. Environment Canada con- cludes that Fairview. on the southwestern edge of Prince Weather and road report Lethbridge..... Pincher Creek Rupert, would be suitable only Medicine Hat for a limited cargo port facil- Edmonton ity. It says Kitson'lsland. about I Grande Prairie made it impossible to question i on the same floor. era! government and the four i sons. would like discussed, the leg- This would be added to the islaiure was told Thursday. iVr.nr end of the conference Premier Peter said would then start July the conference has been firmly i 24. McCrae wins PC nomination CALGARY (CP) Stewart Neil Webber, an instructor at j McCrae beat out seven ottor j Mount Royal Community Col- candidates Thursday night to! lege, was second with 233 win the Progressive Conserva-1 voles. live nomination for the provin- j Mr. McCrae. a 43-year-old oil- cial byelection expected in Cal- company lawyer. president of the local Coaserx-ativa Asso- 'ciatidn v.-hen Premier Peter Lougheed and five other Con- t. :ry Foothills. About 2.000 del- egates attended. Mr. McCrae took the victory on the fifth ballot when he col- lected 502 votes. Government owes barley producers million seven miles southwest of Prince Bar.if Calgary I Victoria I Pjnlicton PiinCe Georgs 1 Ksmloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regira servatives were first, elected it he legislature in 1967. to Deaths EDMONTON (CP) The; price from the Canadian federal government owes Al-1 Wheat Board, producers to mil-1 In addition, malting com lion for the principle ingredient in beer, says Agriculture Min- ister Hugh Horner. Dr. Horner tabled in the leg- islature Thursday a two page report on malting barley. He i panies pay 25 cents a bushel to the Canadian Wheat Board. This goes into the general bar- ley pool that is returned to farmers if the account shows a surplus. SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET II 63 69 62 GS 56 62 61 6G 60 03 60 60 57 58 Toronto.......... 59 Ottawa 61 Montreal 67 John's 56 Halifax 46 57 inCT cloudiness with showers developing in the afternoon. Prc Chance of a thundershower. Highs near 60. Lows near 40. '13 Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs Winnipeg 39 40 44 31 33 40 44 44 43 43 41 41 29 37 42 44 34 39 45 i 60-65. .01 .03 .21 .03 .01 Columbia Koolcnay Today: Mainly cloudy. A few afternoon showers with risk of isolated thunderstorms. Strong a n d gusty winds near showers cr thunderstorms. Tonight: Clear- ins and cooler. Saturday: .Mainly sunny and a little warmer. Highs today near 60 and Saturday 60 to 65. Lows to- night near 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Sc-attered showers and few afternoon thunderstorms west- .02 By IAN HVNTKK Herald Ottawa Bureau King stpted that the dis- satisfied workers are implying i the wheat pool, that there had been political in- s that in the last three years In the last three years, the barlev producers have wheat board has sold 'barley subsidized the federal govern-j below the initial announced m-nt's annual account with price, leaving a deficit. Another charge of 29 cents a By THE CAN.-1.DIAX PRESS Piccadilly Circus for more than 50 years. Windsor, Ed-; ward Regan, 88, father of Pre- 26-year-old British j mier Gerald Regan. jockey -who was thrown from j London- England Aggie his horse during a steeplechase j Pegg, 62, the flower lady of: meet here last weekend. OTTAWA Demonstrators terfersnc.e with Hie LRB be- j houses should be built close to failed to embarrass labor minister in front of his col- leagues from other provinces here Thursday into intervening i in the Trail union accreditation I England-Doug i contr_. ic wheat pool. u charge of 29 cents a n ,1 bushel also is paid by malting The paper argues that malt toard rnicAc shmiM built Close tO ,______ Charlottetown FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Today: Sunny with show- ers of thimdershowers de- veloping this after noon. Highs BO-65. Lows near 40. Saturday: Showers taping off .01 .13 .40 err, two thirds today and all i sections Saturday. Risk of winds near thunder- storms. Coaler both days. Highs today 60s west 65 to 75 Lows tonight 35 to 45. Highs Saturday 55 to 65. West of Continental Divide- Scattered showers and few afternoon thunderstorms today- cause of his family connection with the United Steel workers, but added: "I reject that corn- is completely in- of pickets repre- th Canadian Liberation Later, he charged that the workers are being inconsistent in charging interference in the LRB decision on the one hand, and demanding his interference vincial labor ministers' confer- to reverse the decision "if it ence which was held here benefits them." "Wednesday and Thursday. lie said he was not aware, un- j areas where malting barley is grown. This would re d u ce transportation costs as much as 50 cents a bushel. our existing regulations and freight charges make it more economical to build the malt houses in Toronto and Montreal and Vancouver. make it almost mandatory that Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. f'reniti. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police J874. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 25lh: Purchased soms moccasiiif, boots, s'cckingy. etc. for the men and some com and oats for the horses. Left one with MacLeod. Prices generally very low. Obtained full par- ticulars as to the murders at the Cypress Hills. Bought a wagon and double set of harness to assist in hauling out supplies. Would you like to be able to follow the N.W.M.P. march tvrpt wiLb the help of a map? Our students are just com- pleting a map which shows each night's stop as well as points of interest mentioned in the diary. Solid 25o to N.W.M.P. Project, Junior High, 1 I-cthbridgc. We offer our CONGRATULATIONS to the students of Hamilton Junior High on the retracing of Ihis trek of the N.W.M.P. We Urge Everyone.To Visit KINSMEN WHOOP-UP COUNTRY LOCATED IN INDIAN BATTLE PARK Sponiorid by Kirr.men Club of They distributed leaflets call- ins on Labor Minister Bill King and the NDP government in Victoria to stop "collaborating with U.S. unions" arsd to hold representative votes at Trail, Kimberly, Salmo. Quesnel, Mackenzie and other plants j where workers have organized ir.'lo a Canadian union. Although they never met King face-to-face outside the confer- ence centre, the pickets sue- cecded in bringing before a press conference at the end Cf i the meeting their charge that the government hasn't allowed i a Canadian union to represent j the C iminco workers at Trail, Kimberley and Salmo be-1 cause the business agent for the j American union representing Uiem now- is King's brother. While Federal Labor Minister i .John Miniro and other provin-1 cial labor ministers listened, I King denied that ths family relationship has nnyihing to do with the decision, which is now under appeal. He acknowledged that his brother. Al King, is business: agent for the United Steel-1 workers of America in Van- couver, but. stated that, the B.C. Labor Relations Board dis- allowed the Canadian union .ap- plication because the union didn't qualify under existing legislation. He said the LRB found that the steciworkors at the planis had clocked officers v.iw worn not membr-rs of the union at t.hst