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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBDIDGE HERALD -Municip talks ar iiy onF.r; MI-IMTHE Mrrald Slalf Writer EDMONTON Municipal Affairs Minister David Russell Thursday in Ihe (o reveal (Mails of 110-pulialions between provincial and federal officials on munic-j ial assistance programs. He said talks of a confidential, preliminary nature wcro under way here between federal, provincial nnd municipal civil servants. When these preliminary talks iire completed, ministers at the federal and provincial levels mil get tofielher lo complete programs, he said in May S, 197? al aid e secret In questioning hy Rny Wilson (SC Calgary Bowl. The talks arc lirtween cm ployees of Ihe federal department of urban affairs. Centra Mortgage and Housing Cor poralion. the Alberta depart mcr.ts of municipal affairs one federal and inlprgovernmen a affairs, the Alhorta Housing Corp., Albert! Union ol Mu nicipalitles and the Rural Mu nicipalilics Association. Outside the House, Mr. Wil son criticized the minister for keeping Uie talks secret fron the opposition, yet letting mi nicipal authorities In on tlieit substance. The Socred MLA said his questions in Ihe legislature were an attempt to get the minister to take a stand on five points that the federal pnvem mcnt apparently wants to know. According to Hie Toronto newspaper, Uie Globe and Mail Mr. Wilson said the federal government Is trying to deler-mine provincial opinions on: Increased federal financing of senior citizen housing sponsored by non-profit organizations; Amendments to the N'aliona Housing Act to provide loans up to 40 years to house-buyers al annual interest rates of seven per cent; Replacement of the old urban renewal program with neighborhood planning which would stress rehabilitation of existing houses Federal money for municipal land assembly wifh debenture, rather than mortgage security; And. federal grants up to per housing unit if matched by provincial grants, In the legislature, Wallace down lo I NASHVILLE, Tcnn. (An -George C. Wallace got Hie springboard he sought in his Tennessee presidential primary jut the light voter turnout raised questions about how far it will carry him. The Alabama governor won 611 pur cent of tile popular vnle nnd the tenuous commitment of 49 Democratic national convention delegates Thursday in his first primary victory outside his Deep South. A constitutional Dei niter dete Ifl prohibit busing as n tool of school desegregation won 110-per-cent approval in a separate referendum. But Ihe busing question, which had been expected to boost the turnout, actually trailed the presidential voling by some Wallace 's triumph also marked Ihe first lime he had v.-on a clear-cut majority over the field, And it was a big one, 3 to 1 over 10 other Democrats. Only a quarter of Tennessee's voters bothered to at a phenomenally low figure reflecting while voter apathy over a sure Wallace victory and Indifference by hlacks to an election that many of them felt gave them no choice. Tennessee has 2.2 million registered voters. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, who did not campaign in Tennessee but regained some loyalty from union labor and traditional Democrats, finished second with 16 per cent ol the RESCUE TEAMS Members of Canadian mine rescue teams from Kimberley adjust their air masks before entering the Silver Summit portal of the Sunshine mine at Kellogg, Idaho. Eight more casualties were discovered In 'a shaft hoist room, bringing the estimated death toll to 32. The learns are led by Jack Walsh and Steen Vender Maalen. (AP i to stop OTTAWA (CP) Charging the Quebec government with bad faith at the negotiation table, the Indians and Eskimos of northern Quebec announced today they have started legal action to halt the government's James Bay power into ames Bay The legal actions, Instituted Wednesday, are against the Quebec attorney-general and the contractors at work at the project. The actions claim that the provincial act setting up the James Bay project is unconstitutional. Chiefs Max Gros-Louis and Andrew Delisle of the Quebec Indian Association told a news conference that provincial representatives told them a rnonth ago "that the James Bay project Is not negotiable." They also revealed that the Indians are -willing to resume talks, this time with Ottawa at the bargaining table. Indian Affairs Minister Jenn Chretien has been asked lo set up high-level talks with Quebec. I[ Quebec declines the invitation to resume the talks and no action is taken on court proceedings within two weeks project Ings extending beyond the limits of the Province of Quebec." 11 alleges that the project also Intrudes on federal authority since it deals with water resources, air and land, and gives Hydro-Quebec expropriation powers beyond provincial authority. The federal government had, however, provided grants and secondary help in that time, he said, Mr. Gros-Louis said Mr. Chretien favors the Indian position. The Indians want compensation for the huge amounts of land involved In tho multi-mil-lion-dollar power No charges against Alta. motorists EDMONTON (CP1 Crown prosecutors have been advised not to proceed with charges Jaid against Alberta motorists for not having car insurance until the legislature has dealt with a bill which would abolish minimum fines for the offence, says Attorney General Men' Leitch. Automobile insurancebe-came compulsory in the province April J. The legislature Monday gave second reading, approval in principle, to an amendment which would remove minimum first-offence penalties of hurls charge By VfCTOR MACKfE Herald Ottawa aid for centres rejected by nun court Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Health J Sf Development year for a would only say that A charge Bay they will file (CP) Thursday about PRESENTS THE Mr. Leitch told Keith French rSC Hanna-Oyen) that there has not been a request lo police not to enforce the compulsory insurance law until tha matter of minimum fines is dealt residential land, Is under review. However, fie Alberta government favors aid to municipalities as exemplified by agreements which expired March 31 to Fort McMurray and Richardson had made a false statement (o the House of Commons was hurled across the floor at the Liberal benches Thursday by an angry John Diefenbaker, former prime minister. The Manitoba cabinet minister who usually adopts e low profile in the Commons, aroused he Ire of the most formidable opposition member when Mr. Hichardson Indicated in Uie Commons Wednesday that the coat-of-arms had been removed from government pay cheques as a security measure at the suggestion of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Later Wednesday outside the House Larry Zolf. of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Weekend program asked Mr. Hichardson if the Mounties "made any recommendation vis a vis the Maple Leaf against the royal Mr. Richardson replied. "1 wouldn't think so. They wouldn't consider that as part of their responsibility. They were deal-ng with the security aspect of .he cheque forms." When Mr. Diefenbaker heard Mr. Richardson's comment outside the House he was incensed. He told reporters he planned to raise the matter in the Commons Friday when Mr. Richardson would again be present. However he referred to i when he was asking a question of Transport Minister Donald Jamieson Thursday. He said he wished to direct a question to the mimsler of transport "I know he will not make a false statement, like the minister of supply and services." Mr. Richardson was absent. Government backbenchers erupted in a storm of protest. They shouted "withdraw, withdraw" at the former prime minister. Mr. Biefcnbaker waited until Uie hubbub had died down and sairl: "Yesterday Ihe minister of supply and services said the HCMP had suggested the removal of the Canadian coat of arms External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp, shouted "Ho never said Injunctions against the James Bay project. Mr. Gros-Louis also Bald the Quebec government didn't want federal representatives when Indian-Quebec talks started about a year ago to settle Indian land claims fn the province. The action was filed In Superior Court, Montreal by the law firm of O'Reilly, Allain and Hudin. It says the project Is beyond the constitutional power of Quebec because it affects "peace, order and good government of Canada, public property, regulation of trade and tc -cgraphs. works and can continue to use the facilities of the Servants of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate until her case cornea to court, Mr. Justice A. M. Dechene ruled Thursday. The order had asked the Alberta Supreme Court for an Injunction prohibiting Belle Mary Werezak. 58, from using the order's institution and hospital in W i 1 1 1 n g d o n, Alta., 50 miles northeast of here. The statement tiled by the order said the woman, also known as Sister Philomena, joined the order 35 years ago and was dismissed from the congregation In to save native friendship centres in Alberta, The centre at Lethbridge has closed because of lack of money and problems with accommodation. Six other centres in the province face closure, as well, says Reg Newkirk of Pincher Creek, president of the Alberta Native Priendsliip Centres Association. Money was apparently not available in time for the budget year that started April 1. Mr. Crawford, replying to questions in the legislature from Grant Notley, leader of tht NDP, said he will look into possible delays. Mi-. Crawford rejected a proposal by George Ho Lem Calgary McOall) that the province provide interim financing until the matter is straightened out. The health minister said policy wilh volunteer associations such as the friendship centres, is that they budget annually and adjust to the government's Jiidgct year. This means submitting a budget by the fall. Mr. Notley charged that money was given to the prov-.nce hy the federal government, but has not passed along to the native friendship association. The NDP leader asked If the health and social development department is prepared to "change its policy" lo give groups more notice of pending grants. "1 will look into it lo see if there is some difficulty that might be the minister replied. Mr. Crawford confessed he didn't know whether money has been delayed or even which branch of his department or the federal government the money comes SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET Lctlibriilge 57 3G Medicine Hat 59 36 Pincher Creek 52 32 .21 Calgarv 54 road report 61 43 Lclllliridge Medicine Hat-Calgary Today: Occasional slioivcrs, clearing this evening. Gusty winds In the vi-cinily of showers. Highs 50-55. Lows 30 35. Saturday: Mainly sunny. High near GO. Co iiinhia Kootcnty Today and Saturday, frequent cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly over the mountains. Windb gusty En showers. Highs ia lha 60s, Lows in the 30s .MONTANA Kasl ol Continental Divide-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers increasing, and much cooler today. Rain occasionally mixed with snow west portion tonight and Saturday. Scalier-od showers continuing east portion and continued cool. Highs today 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Saturday mostly 40s. of Cmilincnlal Divide-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers today and Saturday. Snow-showers over mountains. Cooler. Highs today and Saturday mostly 50s. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Tories an lock horn EDMONTON (CP) Gov-cmmcnt and opposition members in the Alberta legislature locked horns again on the thorny issue of government task forces or caucus committees. Social Credit members have been attacking the Progressive Conservative government since the session opened March 2 for paying o u t-oi-pocket expenses lo members of such committees, claiming it is a misuse of public funds to pay the socall-ed task forces which they say are nothing more than party caucus committees. The Conservatives, who outnumber Social Credit 49 to 25 in ibe 75-seat assembly the other member Is NDP leader Grant Notley launched a counter- a 1 Lac late last month by asking how much Socreds s again was paid to members of the Social Credit hoard while Social Credit was in power. The Social Credit board spent more than between 1937 and 1911 and the Conservative caucus committees which take in all 26 government backbenchers receive about in expenses in the current fiscal year. But Peter Trynchy (PC Whilecourt) renewed the fight with a motion asking how much money was paid to the members and staff of the Social Credit board between 1942 and 1MB. Mr. Trynchy said the board was, in essence, a caucus committee. Gordon Taylor (SC begged to differ, stressing that the legislature Rave its authority for the appointment of the Social Credit board while the Conservative caucus committees did not have (he authority of the legislature. Mr. Taylor said he had no objection to telling the people how much the board cost. "If the government Wants to live in the past, that is fine. "We would much rather be looking nto the present and the future the present taxpayer is more concerned about what s happening lo his dollar today than what happened lo the dollars 30 or 35 years 50 36 47 33 .03 Peace Hiver 51 32 61 43 Prince Albert 53 35 Saskatoon 62 33 .50 Swift Current 57 35 .OB Moose Jaw 66 37 Regina 61 35 .19 Winnipeg 62 41 Toronto 48 37 Ottawa 52 39 .45 Quebec 45 33 .60 St John's 52 33 .53 Halifax 53 43 .55 Charloltetown 54 34 1.35 Fredericlon 41 34 .65 Cliicago 61 man for lying um EDMONTON (CP) A carpenter who ran into family troubles was sentenced to three years in prison for lying under oath in family 3 years ler oath "The sacredness of the oath is the cornerstone upon which tho system of justice is Mr. Justice Michael O'Byrne of Ibe Alberta Supreme Court told Eric Wilkinson, 31, of Edmonton. Wilkinson was found guilty of perjury for saying he was refused access to his children and that he paid his [amity's debts lo the debtor's assistance! board Testimony Indicated Wilkinson had been deeply In debt and recently divorced when he appeared in family court last fall to explain why he had fallen behind in his maintenance payments. Court was told Wilkinson had produced receipts for and but police said they had been tampered with. Justice O'Byrne ruled that receipts for 54 and SI 2 produced by the former Mrs. Wilkinson, had not been altered. Defence Counsel Neil Mac-Lean said Wilkinson's perjury resulted from an unhappy household and "was not just a cold, calculated scheme to deceive." "I don't think we're going to blossom out into the world a man wlw is going to live a life of 59 39 Miami 02 74 plan announced for B.C. VICTORIA (CP) Health Minister Ralph Loffmark announced a new prescription drug subsidy program Thursday which will affect an estimated people in British Columbia about 25 per cent of the population. The minister said the subsidy will apply to persons nn limited incomes, in effect, those who earn yearly or those who qualify for the 90-per-cent premium subsidy under the B.C. Medical Services Plan. Mr. Loffmark, who described the drug program as the first of its kind in North America, said that an eligible person will pay S2 plus 50 per cent of the balance of the cost of the Angeles 67 59 San Francisco 53 41! Honolulu 85 70 Mexico Cily 77 52 63 61 50 Amsterdam 63 50 1 SAND J GRAVEL 1 ASPHALT k TOLLESTRUP A r SAND AND CRAVEl W Construction Co. Ltd. r PHONE k 328-2702 327-34 1 0 AT A DISCOUNT nab 3 in slahhiug CIIRISTIANSTED, St. Croix (AP) Police reported SOUTHERN REGION CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION presents "GOLDEN REFLECTIONS" A Senior Citizens' Fashion Show and Review featuring Current Fashions and Gowns of Yesteryear. Sunday, May 7 p.m. Yates Memorial Centre Everyone Welcome ADMISSION deplh, Individually adjustable Hoe Shanks Assures uniform penetration, staggered arrangement of openers for maximum trash clearance. DEAL TODAY AND SAVE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES IRRIGATION AND FARM EQUIPMENT DIV. CouMs Highway Lelhbridge, Phone AUCKLAND, N.Z. (Renter! -Greenpeace Throe, the 38-foo Canadian kelcli sailing miles to Munioa Atoll In Iht Pacific to protist against resumption of atmospheric nuclear testing by France, is to I nost one-third of the way to the .est zone. j 7 he koioh, in a radio-message to Auckland late Thursday, reported it was 900 miles cast of Auckland. The five-man crew Hen Metcalfc, chairman of Canada's Greenpeace Foundation wliicfi last year sent protest vessels on abortive missions to tho Aleutian Islands lo try to slop a U.S. underground nuclear Hint three persons had been arrested in connection wilh tho stabbing death of the Canadian-rorn president of the People's National Bank of the Virgin Islands. Lawrence Angus, 54, a native of Prince Albert. Sask., was (lead early Monday near Christiansted. He had been stabbed In Ihe head and body, police said. Allen Anderson, an assistant police commissioner in St. told n news conference he three arrested were Rafael San Kills, 20; Angel Rnli, in, and Carlos Con-inn, 23. nil rcsi-tcnts of Ihfi .John K. Kennedy iiiblir housing project in Chris-janslcd. All Hirer- were charged wilh irsl-degrcc murder and rolv >ery. A ficrond prominent SI. Crolx man, Roy P. Ciordon, was found itnhhcd mid shot lo dcalh Tuesday, finr-flon, in his lain liOs, was i former territorial scnnlor. Police said that Ihn invosllgn-011 conlinuc'd in the (lordon AS OF COUMTESY All hiRhwnys In the district are hare and t ry. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. There are 75 per cent loading restrictions on Ihe following ilghwajs: Highway 61, from 12 miles east of (he junction of Highway to Foremost and from 1 mile POUTS (IF ENTItV 4 hours; Cnrway 9 a.m. lo K p.n looseville, Il.C. (1 a.m. lo 0 p.i 'ra-lhill Itykcrts R a.m. to A.M. TODAY OF AMA south of Foremost lo Manybcr-rios. IliRlnvny W, from Miifiralh lo Del Bmiila. Highway 3. from Lake o Medicine lliit. Secondary road ,105 from Highway 2 lo (No ficlly River [li'iflne norir (llcnwood. Sci-ondary road 1179 from 3 miles north of Foremost lo 10 miles norlh of Foremost. g mill rinsing Tlnifsj: CouttJ i.; Hi1 lionita !l .111. lo (i p.m.; i.: H.C., 21 hours; night. Chief Mountain cloicd. Off Home Ret It'fl luiw qnickly one mny lose Tioumln of unsightly fnl in VOIIT own home. Mfikr this hninft rnripr ynurnrlf. It's MSV, no trouble at All ftnd rrmU littlft. Just en to your drugstore unrj nflk for Nnrftn. 1'our thin inLo n nint liottlr nml noM nnongh Rrnpnfniil. juiro to fill tho bnM.lfi. Tnkfi l.wo l-fthlrnpoonnriil twice n rnv nn nrnilotl nml follow tho Nnrnn I'lnn. your first purchnnr drx-n not lone bulky fut am) help With :ipe Plan cmlrr moro Rrnroful curves; if pfluriblc poiinrln nnd inrhra of :icrwt fnl rkin'l Hipnppcnr from rhin. Firms, nhdornrn, hi (id, Jilvfs nnH unklra jnnt rM.tirn thi mpty boUlfl for yrtur "inclc. Follow rnny wriy orHprl by mnny who hnvo tried liirt plnn nnd help hrinp bnck nl-iirinft curves nnd Krnrflftrl londrrnofm. NoLn how quirkly lonL rliHiipprnrH'- liow much f lor yon firl. Murr nlivr, ouUifui npptnrinif find wear roses from Redcliff KDMONTON (CP) Each member of the legislature received n rose Thursday from the town of flcdcllff tn south-eastern Alberta. Bill Wysc (SC-Mcdlclne Hat. tcdclift) said the flowers wcro o cnmmemornlc Ihe, lawn's .Olh anniversary, which will Ira :clchrnlcd Aue. ;