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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Uthbrukje Herald VOL. 123 MAY 1974 60 Pages 10 Cents Moving ahead Putting up the last pier in the river work- men move quickly to completion of one stage of the city's second river crossing. The bridge will have six including one on the east bank that will keep the river valley recreation area Allowance given mental patients By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON A new training program for mental deficiency nurses and review of psychiatric nursing programs were among several moves in the mental health field announced today by the government In response to the recommendations of a committee on psychiatric Health Minister Neil Crawford said the government plans a new training program for care of the mentally handicapped The program will emphasize community care of the retarded as opposed to institutional care In the psychiatric the government-will consider establishing programs with courses common to both psychiatric and general nursing The committee called for possible replacement of training programs at institutions in Ponoka and Edmonton. Mr Crawford also announced that comfort allowances of a month will be established for patients in provincial mental geriatric centres and hMrd About town Gld Vuch begging fellow teacher Ed Ryan for a little praise.. Blake Harrli driving past his friend's house nine times without recognizing it because he wasn't wearing his glasses Linda Fretts going into the hospital to get her toe straightened. and institutions for the retarded. It was apparently a response to a recommendation from the Alberta ombudsman in his annual report. George McClellan said some patients faced a desperate situation because they did not have a comfort allowance The lack of such an allowance was also a complaint made by two womeiv who were long-time patients at a Raymond Nursing Home. Institutions affected include the Claresholm Care Rosehaven in Camrose and the Raymond Home. The program goes into effect June 1 and is estimated to cost a year. The committee called for shifting training programs from health care institutions to community educational facilities. Now it was set up in 1972 a'nd was composed of representatives from the fields of mental deficiency nursing and nursing education. It proposed training of mental deficiency nurses be shifted to the Red Deer community college. Training was suspended at the Alberta School Hospital in 1973. The committee said present staff should be able to obtain further training. It also recommended financial inducements to attract new students. And it said diplomas obtained under the program should be recognized at other institutions. The government has now established an educational planning committee to set up the program. from being split completely m two. A concrete deck and steel superstructure will soon be going up atop the piers. The bridge is expected to be in partial use by midsummer. Inside 'Bye dear and don't forget to strike.' Classified Comics Comment District. Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres TV...... Weather Youth......... 24 LOW TONIGHT 40. HIGH THURS. 65 COOLER 28-32 20 4 16 35-37 14 41 23-26 7 6 3 13's the magic number tonight OTTAWA a bad omen for may be the fateful figure that topples the minority Liberal government tonight. Thirteen votes is the difference between the combined 137-seat Commons strength of the Conservatives and New Democrats and the 124 seats held by the Liberals and Social Credit. The governing with 109 will be supported by the Social Credit with 15. The 106-seat Conservatives and the 31-seat NDP say they intend to vote against the government. Indications Tuesday night were that the chamber will be jammed at 6 p.m. EDT when party whips march in for a non-confidence vote on the budget doubt about said NDP Whip Bill whose party is responsible for the vote tonight. all positively be here When Mr. Lewis announced earlier Tuesday his party would oppose the he stressed it was a unanimous decision of caucus. There had been speculation that up to six New Democrats are hjsitant about an election. There was similar talk about some but Whip Bob McKmley said he expects all his MPs to be present any last-minute and his Liberal counterpart Tom Lefebvre was equally definite He even expected Keith Hymmen who has been ill for about a year. under strict doctor's orders to Mr Lefebvre said. if we can get the doctor's permission to have him back for the he'll likely be With full representation the chance of a tie is remote NDP motion sweet music to PC ears OTTAWA The Trudeau government faces the Commons today for what appears to be certain defeat on its budget and possibly the start of a national campaign for a July 8 election The New Democratic Party Tuesday branded the budget mean and and vowed to vote against it in a non-confidence test at 6 p m EDT today. NDP Leader David whose party has been the UF names executive director A retired staff officer with the Canadian Armed Forces has been named executive director of the Lethbridge United David of 25 miles northwest of was elected Tuesday by the United Way board of directors Mr. while in the Canadian was responsible for providing general administration and management services for the director aerospace systems division. He was an instructor at central officers' school in Ontario and has received a masters degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario. Also selected to serve on the 1974 United Way executive at the Tuesday meeting were Elaine Joe Karen Lawson and Doug vice-presidents. Mrs Leona Hopkins has been named chairman of the 1974 United Way campaign. In previous years Mrs Hopkins has headed up the United Way's residential canvass. MLA's lose their temper over patronage charges EDMONTON A wild shouting match erupted between Alberta legislators Tuesday night when a government back-bencher charged the former Social Credit government told contractors to contribute campaign funds or face loss of their contracts. Disorder reigned as the province's 75 sitting as a committee-of-the-whole to consider spending tracied charges and countercharges while deputy speaker Bill Diachuk tried in vain to restore order. A chaotic 30-minute disturbance was touched off by Marvin Moore Smoky when he said that Social during its 36 years in had it their way by threatening people that had government contracts into supplying funds for provincial election contractors in this province were threatened with not having their contracts renewed if they didn't in fact support the candidate of the choice of the previous government of this Mr. under heavy attack from former Social Credit Premier Harry Strom and other veteran Social Credit eventually withdrew his statements after opposition members told him to produce evidence or withdraw the remarks Mr. usually mild mannered and was particularly upset by Mr. Moore's charges. listened to a lot of the former premier said don't need to take that kind of thing. he has some let him produce it. let him sit in his place and be One of the strongest denials of Mr. Moore's charge came from Gordon veteran Social Credit MLA from Drumheller who was highways minister for 21 years the 21 I did have contractors come to me and suggest that if they could get certain contracts it would be worth my while and I made it very clear immediately that they were to leave the office and never return if that was the way they wanted to talk. made it very clear to contractors that there would be no contracts let simply because they made a contribution to the party Strike cancelled LONDON Leaders of Britain's 1.2 million engineering workers today called off a potentially crippling national strike. Union president Hugh Scanlon announced after a meeting with employment secretary Michael Foot that the which began late is being called off effective balance of power in the Commons since moved a budget sub- amendment late Tuesday afternoon that left the door wide open for Conservative support which might throw the outnumbered minority Liberals out of office A final decision will be made by the Conservative caucus before the Commons meets at 2 p.m but party Leader Robert Stanfield saw no difficulty in supporting the NDP motion. Conservative and NDP members roared approval when Mr Lewis read his sub- amendment which condemned the government for to apply any measures to help or others on fixed to deal with the housing crisis and to remove the glaring inequalities in the tax Prime Minister calm when he left the Commons to face reporters and television was equally collected later when a spectator interrupted his Commons speech by shouting You're nothing but a damn Yankee The who identified himself as Jim Brown of the Ottawa-based Canadian Review was ushered out of the public gallery by security staff. Mr Trudeau told reporters the opposition in the past al- ways has found a way to keep the government in office The same might apply this time believe it when I see But he delivered a two-hour Commons speech challenging opposition MPs to justify an election don't want an election now but if the Con- servatives and the NDP want to end this 29th they will have to answer to the people He hurled taunts at NDP Leader David calling him the and charging that the New Democrat's sense of balance had been by his holding the effective balance of power in the House for so long weighs heavily on someone who's a Trudeau said with scorn m his voice He stated that the 31 NDP members had shown in at last deciding to topple the minority government the best Parliament for them is when we are a majority and they are a small minority and unable to influence the life of a He was interrupted repeat- edly by Liberal cheers and won a 4Vi-minute ovation when he concluded. His wife Margaret and their 2Vi-year- old son watched from the gallery. Defeat of the government depends on almost full attendance and Conservative and NDP support of the non- confidence motion. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette pledged the support of his pa-rty to the government. Mr. Caouette accused the two other opposition parties of putting on most ungracious show I've ever seen in the Canadian In the Mr. Lewis and- Conservative finance critic Marcel Lambert attacked the budget in delivering scorching denunciations of government economic policy. Ottawa clamps import quotas on eggs OTTAWA The gov- ernment has decided to limit sharply imports of U S eggs and quashing chances for possible price cuts to con- sumers Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said in a statement that the new to come into effect at midnight are aimed at preventing imports from undercutting prices to Canadian farmers For the move means that egg and turkey prices will remain roughly at current levels. Both com- modities are controlled domestically by national marketing which determine yearly production through a system of farm quotas The government will limit imports of the two products to amounts equal to average im- ports during the last five years. But should prices to Canadian farmers begin to the controls would be removed and imports once again would be freely permitted Egg prices to farmers are currently 60 cents a dozen based on Grade A large sold in Ontario. Turkeys are selling Volcano erupts REYKJAVIK The Keflavik air control tower said a United States military plane radioed today that a massive new volcanic eruption has begun in the seabed off Iceland. It said the aircraft reported steam shooting upward about 46 miles southwest of Keflavik. at the farm gate for 37.5 cents a again calculated on Ontario prices for heavy Tom turkeys While the regulations are they are based on the Ontario prices Egg prices in some provinces are above the 60-cents-a-dozen but im- ports will be limited until the Ontario base price rises Mr Whelan said prices lower than these constitute a threat to successful domestic operations and that the government would use recently-amended Import and Export Permits Act legisla- tion to see that a current price-cutting flood of American imports was halted Egg and turkey prices in the U.S. have dropped recently to between 55 and 56 cents a dozen and between 24 and 25 cents a pound American farmers have been taking advantage of higher prices in Canada and selling heavily here The effect to Canadian farmers has been a steady decline m prices Egg for have dropped to 60 cents per dozen for Grade A large from a record 93 cents last fall turkey prices have slipped to 37 5 cents a pound from more than 46 cents during the same period The government added that prices for the products also would be adjusted in line with changes in feed prices. The 60- cent-a-dozen egg price would rise or fall one cent at a time according to fluctuations in the cost of feeding and the turkey price would change one half cent a pound at a time. The move is aimed at patch- ing up the operations of the two national marketing agencies that control production. No more tapes White House says WASHINGTON White House lawyer James St. Clair informed U.S. District Judge John Sinca today that President Nixon will turn over no more tapes relating to the Watergate political expionage and special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski said he will continue the court fight to get them. Sirica issued a statement after a meeting in his chambers saying he will meet with lawyers in the case Friday to map out the impending court battle. He said a hearing in the case is still set 'for 2pm. EDT. Monday St Clair announced at the White House on Tuesday that attempts at working out a compromise over Jaworski's subpoena for tapes and documents covering 64 White House conversations had been terminated and that Nixon would fight the case to the United States Supreme Court if necessary St special counsel to the and Mr special visited the court this morning to formally advise Judge Sirica that the president intends to pursue his motion to quash the special prosecutor's subpoena to him and that the special prose- cutor will continue his efforts to enforce compliance with the Sirica's announcement said. court intends to meet on Friday May 10 with all attorneys who are participating in litigation regarding the subpoena in preparation for oral argu- ments scheduled for 2 May 13 ;