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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Dateline Alberta New daily newspaper Stanfield says Tories will buck football ban bill EDMONTON It won't be long before residents Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta receive their first copy of a daily newspaper accepted for membership in The Canadian Press earlier this week. James president of Bowes Publishers said Friday the date of the paper's appearance depends on completion of the newspaper building. Plant equipment has been ordered and is being held for shipment pending the finish of construction. Peter managing editor of the company's T.uro Daily News and formerly of the Peace River Record will be editor of the new Mr. Bowes said. OTTAWA Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield denied Friday that his party has changed its mind about fighting the government's bill to ban American football leagues Canada. He was commenting on a element by Health Minister Judgment is reserved EDMONTON Judgment was reserved Friday by the three-member appeal division of the Alberta Supreme Court in a case involving alleged forgery in a 1948 transfer in north Edmonton of land now believed valued at about million. The appeal was brought by Jessie Scott and Alexander two children of the late George Henry against the dismissal of their action against Harry George Cresswell and William Frederick Cresswell. Scott of Edmonton and of were administrators of their father's estate and the other two both Edmonton the executors of the mother's estate. Day appointed deputy EDMONTON Michael J. former director of has been made assistant deputy minister of minerals resources a department of mines and minerals official said Friday. Dr. Barry the department's deputy said Mr. Day will be responsible for the minerals the resource planning the chief geologist's office in and the department's information officer. Mr. Day joined the department in 1971 after teaching senior geological courses at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Dr. Neal ends duties EDMONTON Dr. Walter vice president of planning and development at the University of completed his official university duties Friday with his last sitting on the board of governors. He has resigned effective May 31 and will return to his native Australia to head and develop a new faculty of education at the Western Australia Institute Technology in Perth. of Sentence too harsh EDMONTON A 19- year-old city youth who was sentenced to seven years last December for selling a cap of heroin to an undercover policeman had his sentence reduced to five years Friday. Two of three Supreme Court justices hearing the appeal in Alberta Supreme Court's appellate division decided Martin Ford's seven-year sentence was too harsh in view of his age and the fact he was an addict when the offence occurred. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 61 36 Pincher Creek 59 40 Medicine Hat 62 37 Edmonton 56 36 Grande Prairie 52 38 Banff........... 50 39 Calgary......... 59 39 Victoria 57 40 Penticton.....67 37 Prince George 45 41 .11 Kamloops....... 67 39 Vancouver...... 59 42 Saskatoon....... 52 33 .02 Regina........51 32 Winnipeg......44 28 .01 Toronto......... 57 32 Ottawa......... 48 30 .44 Montreal 59 36 .31 Chicago 61 40 .01 Los Angeles.....67 57 Honolulu........ 87 73 Lethbridge Calgary Medicine Hat Regions Mostly sunny. Gusty west winds. Highs near 65. Sunny. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 70 to 75. Columbia Kootenay Today and sunny with afternoon cloudy periods. Highs both days in the 60s. Lows tonight in the mid-30s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Sunny and continued warm today through Sunday. Highs both days 70s. Lows tonight 35 to 45. West of Continental Divide Fair and continued warm today and Sunday except partly cloudy north late Sunday. Highs both days 70s. Lows tonight 35 to 45. Sure Weigh Scale 3000 Semi-Portable and Permanent Stock Scale. Keep accurate amounts of recorded for bet- ter profit. Still at reasonable prices at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 328-1141 Ports of Times in Mountain Standard Time opening and closing Carway 8 a.m. to 5 Chief Mountain Coutts open 24 Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 Kingsgate open 24 Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass Customs hours moved one hour earlier Marc Lalonde -in Toronto Thursday night that the Con- servatives seemed likely to support the bill. Mr. Lalonde has made this he must be in some dream Mr. Stanfield said in a statement. position taken on second reading of this bill SCHUMACHER HORNER Alberta MPs turn angrily on own party OTTAWA Two Alberta Progressive Conservatives turned angrily on their own party Friday for supporting a government bill to exempt certain religious sects from contributing to the Canada Pension Plan Jack Homer and Stan Schumacher lashed out at their party for refusing to listen to their argu- ments against the proposal and choosing instead to give the government full backing. They focused their bitterness on Conservative welfare spokesman Heath Macquarrie who pledged support last month when the bill first come up for debate. Members of Hutterite and Mennonite colonies would be among those exempted from CPP contribution if the bill is passed. Both groups have sought exemption on religious saying their beliefs prevent participation in pension plans. Mr. Schumacher said Mr. Macquarrie showed abys- mal of the bill's implications and had done a poor job of research. The Pallizer MP seconded an amendment by Mr. Horner to delete the exemption provisions from the bill. The bid was defeated on a voice vote. Mr. an Alberta fought in the last session to pass a similar amendment when the House was studying another CPP bill. Mr. said Hutterites are a major agricultural force in Alberta and do not deserve special treatment. Other farmers had to contribute to the plan and would be at a disasvantage if Hutterites were exempted. He said Mr. he thinks it's just the maverick member for Crowfoot should go to Alberta and defend his views. welcome him. I'd even rent the hall for him but I will not sit on the platform with Mr. Macquarrie sat silently as Mr. Homer's voice boomed through the Commons chamber. He left before the speech was finished. he said he would stand by his position. It had been endorsed by the party and he had nothing to add. rarely comment on my colleagues in other let alone in my The clause exempting religious sects makes up only a small part of the bill. Other sections would eliminate inequities between male-and female contributors and raise payments for persons qualifying for benefits in the future. Health Minister Marc Lalonde has said monthly retirement benefits will rise from the current level of to by 1980 and by 1985. Peter Reilly dissociated himself from Mr. Horner's s the gentlemanly traditions of this House forbear on me not to tell him what is really on my Mr. Reilly reacted with a bemused smile when the Crowfoot MP objected to a suggestion that Mr. Macquarrie had been unfairly abused. Mr. Horner challenged the argument Hutterites make no demands on society and are entitled to an take advantage of everything they can.'' Not only did they use the newest farm machinery and farming but they willingly accepted government subsidies and assistance. Taber eyes power for airport TABER Dr. N. Stuart Boyle and Roscoe F. representing the Taber Development recently learned at a town council meeting the town will pay half the costs of installation of power at the Taber Airport. Coun. Ken McDonald will meet with the Taber Municipal District council to see if the MD will agree to paying the other half of the required by Calgary Power Ltd. to do the work. The co-operative's first project is a building at the airport. This will be an aircraft service centre. CLOSING OUT The Clothes Cache EVERYTHING MUST GO Hava A Complete Llim Of H.I.8. LM And Q.W.Q. 309-5th St. S. Phone 329-3131 Mr. Lalonde said in an inter- view that earlier opposition by the Conservatives had ended. The bill likely would pass easily this session if Parliament were not dissolved for an election. There were indications earlier this week that the Con- servatives' strong stand against the bill had softened. A source said the Con- reported to more than a dozen amendments planned for the proposed legislation when it underwent committee had changed their strategy. The which received ap- proval in principle last week voted overwhelmingly against it. is aimed mainly at stopping operation of Toronto Northmen of the new World Football League. The source said the Con- servatives had decided to let the bill pass without amend- ment and then let the govern- ment bear the complaints of any outraged football fans. Heath the Con- servative putting together his party's program for the football bill when it reaches indicated his party would not try to change the bill in committee. System holds bread down OTTAWA Parliament gave its first nod Friday toward writing into law the government's two- price wheat which Otto minister responsible for the wheat said is currently saving consumers eight cents a loaf on bread prices. a measure to help keep down the cost of bread to Mr. Lang told a news conference after the House gave first reading to a bill to keep the program in effect for seven years. The first put into effect without legislation last established a bushel price to millers for top grade wheat regardless of the world which now is about The government makes up the difference with a subsidy to the Canadian wheat board to a maximum of a bushel. Canadian wheat for export is sold for the higher world price. Mr. Lang said the program has the support of all political parties and predicted its enactment regardless of whether there is an election and a new government this year. will have to pass in this Parliament or the Mr. Lang smiled. He also in answer to a that in the event of a he expected good voter reaction to the Trudeau government's progress toward improving the economic lot of farmers in Western Canada. be putting that case to our if that time he said. Mr. Lang said the two-price wheat bill will stabilize prices for both producers and con- sumers. Consumers get a price break through the federal subsidy in times of higher prices. If the world wheat price eventually drops below the a bushel Canadian price consumers in effect would be paying back some of the sub- Mr. Lang said He also said his proposed grain stabilization legislation is nearing completion and will be presented to the House in two or three weeks after final consultations with producer groups and the provinces. new program will en- sure that the net cash flow to Portugal to outline new plan for Africa LISBON Portu- gal's Gen. Antonio de will spell out his plans for a provisional govern- ment and peace in Africa within the next week or junta sources said today. The seven-man military junta headed by the 64-year- old general has promised to set up a provisional government by mid-May. Its task will be to prepare free elections for a national constituent assembly within a year. The junta has said the Portuguese people themselves will decide the future of the war-torn African territories of Angola and Portuguese Guinea. OTTO LANG prairie farmers from grain sales will not decline below the average flow for the previous five and rising costs of inputs cannot now eat up the increases in total grain he said. An important feature will be that individual farmers can choose not to take part in the although don't think many farmers will ex- ercise that option once they see full details of the he said. piece of I will become a major pillar of prairie agriculture protecting farmers jrom those jolting swings up and down in grain and thereby bringing greater stability to the entire prairie economy which depends so heavily on Mr. Lang added. Other elements of what he called the government's ''major farm income include bills to ensure more regularity in the timing of wheat board payments to and another to raise the limit on advance payments from the current maximum to The amendments to the Wheat Board Act affecting timing of payments received first reading in the Commons Monday. It would provide that final payments on grain deliveries in any crop year would not be made until January of the following year to avoid giving farmers two payments in one tax year. will be better able to plan their income levels and tailor their expenditures for the Mr. Lang said. Under the other amend- ing the Prairie Grain Advance Payments higher advance payments to farmers would them meet their production and other costs before actually being able to sell their Mr. Lang said. Try Bffon You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION MAI CO SMITH-JONES AID SERVICE RIPLEY OPTICAL S. 328-5447 Out of Mrs. Irving plans to seek divorce HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. 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Mrs. Irving testified in her trial that she had co-operated with her husband to try and save her which she said at a news conference Fri- day was Mrs. Irving said she and her husband corresponded regularly while she was in Hindelbank women's prison and he served a sentence at the U.S. federal prison in Conn. Irving was released last Feb. 14. The Irvings have two ages 4 and 6. They now are with Irving m New York. Mrs. Irving said she would leave soon for the Spanish island of where she and her husband had a house. KITCHEN NOOK SEE AD ON PAGE 28 WANTED SCRAP IRON Now Paying More For All Types Of Scrap Metal Farm Industrial Anything Made of IRON Truck Service National Salvage Company LIMITtD NEW LOCATION 206.33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 n Our Carpet PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. Annual Income on 5 year Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Fully guaranteed by Royal Trust for term of deposit. No fee or handling charge. Rates subject to confirmation. 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