Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
Godaddyseal image
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 29
Previous Edition:

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

googlemap

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE lETHBRlDGt HERALD Easy Says Albe EDMONTON (CP) Health Minister James Henderson said Friday there are problems in the operation of tlw mental hospital at Ponoka, but Saturday, May 9, 1970 Answer A Tta Hcoltt "Even if we had twice the amount of money available for mental hospitals" we still would have problems at Ponoka." The brief to the health Ponoka Chief other members of his deportment had studied the brief and investigated conditions at the hospital. They agreed with some of Labo Disputes J VANCOUVER (CP) More than trade unionists were out of work today as labor-man-tagemcnt disputes deepen throughout British Columbia. Aggravating the situation Front deepen was possible settlement of i dispute that halted publication of the city's two daily newspaperi Feb. 15. Pacific Press Ltd, negotiators announced late Friday they will will not solve them. He was commenting on a brief to Uio health department submitted by a group of prepared by nine service corps volunteers who were stationed at the hospital last summer, said the hospital criticism but found, he said, that "there is just no easy answer." "The building is old and is s h o r t of some facilities but and growing numbers of students looking for summer jobs. Roughly one in 11 B.C. of a package worked out last week by the B.C. mediation commission. About persons working Corps. The brief said lack of funds and a shortage of staff have resulted in adverse conditions at the hospital, 65 miles south of Edmonton. Mr. Henderson said in an interview that although there is a surplus of doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel in Edmonton and Calgary, it is difficult to get them to work and live In a rural area. WON'T LEAVE "Often, it doesn't matter bow much money you offer he said. "They just won't leave the only six doctors tor 844 patients. Only one of these doctors was a practising psychiatrist. At that time, there was provision for the hiring of 21 doctors at the goveriuMnt-run hospital, the brief said. NO PRIVACY It also said that it was not rare for a patient to be undressed and bathed in the presence of other .patients. Some patients had almost no privacy in using toilet facilities. Mr. Henderson said he been improved greatly in the last 10 years." Under t h e government's policy of decentralization, it aimed to reduce the number of patients at the hospital, and was therefore reluctant to increase the facilities. D. G. Axford, supervisor of the service corps, a government-sponsored organization for youths, said Friday the report was written on the initiative oi the nine volunteers at the hospital. It was submitted to the health minister about two months .1L. PLEAS FOR BAIL MONE police lines at entrance to during the demonstration In Police. By MICHAEL HUGHES VANCOUVER (CP) About 75 club-swinging police wearing riot helmets broke up an unruly mob of about 500 demonstrators gathered outside the city police station Friday night. The police, lined up in front of the building, turned on the demonstrators when they did not heed a police warning that they were an "unlawful assembly" and had ten minutes to clear the area or face arrest. The crowd, occupying a full block in front of the building, refused to move, shouted obscenities at the police and pelted them and the building with eggs and bottles. "Set our brothers they shouted, referring to three youths arrested in earlier anti-American demonstrations in the heart of the city, protesting MT jflJLJI Y Demonstrator asks crowd for bail money from behind Vancouver polks station Friday night: Three were arrested downtown area. Clash involvement in Cambodia and period, the arrested youths the shooting of .four students at walked out of the police station Kent State University in Ohio. and were surrounded by many At the end of the 10-minute of the is out of a job. With most of the big forest industry contracts still to come in the next six weeks, the situation is likely to get far worse. About trade unionists are off 'because of management-initiated lockouts, shutdowns or plant closures and another left their jobs on union-launched strikes. The key dispute now Is a strike by the Canadian Merchant Service Guild, representing captains, engineers and officers in the West Coast tugboat industry. The guild went on strike last Sunday- against 49 member companies of the B.C. Towboat Owners' Association, effectively halting about 80 per cent of coastal barge towing. LOGS STACKED UP This led to massive layoffs In the forest industry as logs stacked up at coastal camps for shipment to mills. The Interna-itonal Woodworkers of America estimated Friday that of its members were laid off. In the construction industry, about tradesmen have been left idle by the Construction Labor Relations Association's growing lockout against 10 of the 25 unions in the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council. The building shutdown Is further complicated by a strike-lockout in the Greater Vancouver cement industry involving the Teamsters' union, which has drivers off the job. The only bright spot in Sun in five are involved. They have printed a thrice-weekly newspaper, The Express, during the dispute. Union negotiators had accepted the commission's proposals, which include a 43-cenl hourly wage increase In eacl year of a three-year agreement for mechanical unions and key classifications in the Vancou-ver-New Westminster Newspaper Guild. A spokesman said publication of the two newspapers could resume about four days after both sides ratified an agreement. Pay would ba retroactive to Nov. 1, 1SU9. Women To Chan EDMONTON (CP) Dr. Hobert Clark, executive secretary of the Alberta Medical Association, said Thursday lie has referred a request for a of abortion laws to the association's board of directors. He was speaking after a meeting with two representatives of an Edmonton women's liberation group who asked for a discussion on abortion with the association May 28. Dr. Clark said the board will decide whether to meet with the women's liberation group. He planned to circulate a brief, given him by the women, which outlines steps the medical profession could take to change abortion laws. The brief says recent MI ge Abort cation of the law to permit abortions in cases where the health of the mother might be endangered if pregnancy were allowed to continue does not go nearly far enough. It says the medical association should begin to interpret the word "health" in regard Aid ion Law abortions as meaning the total social and medical well-being of a person, not just physical health. The women's brief says the modification of the abortion law will rot prevent an estimated women from dying each year because of backroom Carnival Marks Ceremony LONDON (Reuters) Prince Philip jostled through exotical-ly-clad crowds today in a gay street carnival held as a farewell to the Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market on its 300th anniversary. The market is scheduled to be transferred shortly to another London site. Over closed-circuit television, the prince gave a signal to start construction work on the new site. Grai: System Outds OTTAWA (CP) Ways' to Elevators ited -Lang a news release. The system, with only six to eight miles between elevators "was based on the ability of the farmer to deliver his grain with a horse and wagon" and is in flirting heavy delivery costs on producers, Mr. Lang said. Substantial improvements could be made that would both reduce the costs of handling and transporting the prod ucls and shorten the reaction time of the system in Pose On Stude OTTAWA (CP) The nt Jobs (d) Pay salaries to students, (e) All of these. No general agreement Prairie grain elevator sys-.tem out of the horse-and-buggy age will be developed by the federal government, Otto Lang, minister responsible for the wheat board, announced Friday. "The present transportation and handling system in the West is characterized by a profusion of small elevators located on closely-spaced railway branch Mr. Lang said USE The word restaurant was first used in Paris in the mid-18th century. offered one more question for exam-weary university of Commons debate to markets with the DOKCMT.; TUC One Province No Ad vantage Says Premier EDMONTON (CP) Premier Harry Strom said here he does not support proposals that the three prairie provinces be consolidated Into a single province. "There is just no way that I as an Albertan can give any consideration to one prairie the premier said in ah interview. "I do not see any advantage accruing to us as Albertans." Mr. Strom is scheduled to address a LetJibridge conference this weekend which will study the feasibility of political alignment of the three prairie provinces. He said his speech to the conference will deal with (Jie possibility o f consolidation from the standpoint of the three provinces. He added that he has had no formal discussion with the federal government on the from the following the best solution to the problem ol providing jobs for yourself and the other students who are hitting the labor market at the same time this summer, (a) Introduce a trimester schedule at Canadian universities, (b) Heat up the country's economy, (c) Employ only students for selected ranges of government everyone agreed the question was a vital one. Debate followed Conservative motion by Steve Paproski (Edmonton Centre) "regretting the government's failure to adopt just employment and fiscal policies" that would provide student jobs. It called on the government to take immediate steps to help students find jobs. The debate was academic. Under Commons rules setting aside debate days for each party it did not to come to a vote. Manpower Minister Allan MacEachen said there will be no summer employment problem for studenb if provincial governments and businesses recruit as actively as the federal government, He said the government will employ university students this 27 per cent over the last two years. Mr. Paproski suggested Canadian universities adopt the trimester system so universities would be open the year round. who would attend two of three would not all descend on the labor market at the same time. Lome Nystrom York-ton-Melville) suggested a program to move students from economically-depressed areas to regions where summer jobs are more plentiful. Mr. Paproski said he didn't reject the idea of paying university students salaries to go to In Ei Marked By 1 OTTAWA (CP) Parliament Hill saw the largest peace demonstration of the year Friday night as thousands celebrated VE-Day, the end of the Second World War In Europe 25 years ago. The ceremonies were interrupted slightly when a woman gained access to the speakers' platform and grabbed at Prime Minister TruSeau's raincoat. Lt.-Col. Paul Triquet, winner of the Victoria Cross for gallantly during the World War n Italian campaign, wrestled the woman away. A steady drizzle marred the ceremony, held exactly 25 years after the day Germany surrendered and the war ended in Europe. Highlights included a fly-past 'of helicopters, CF-101 and CF-5 aircraft fireworks and the firing of five salvos of poppies, which were intended to land across the hill, but which didn't quite make it. Governor-General Roland Michener, who arrived with Mrs. Michener in the open viceregal carriage flanked by a mounted RCMP escort, spoke of the "terrible .paradox" of Day liousands which had brought out so much love and nobility at the same time as the depravity and hate. He lamented that man had made "little progress towards lasting peace" since the war. But at least the victory had given men everywhere another chance and that fact was worth taking time to pay tribute to the "courage, sacrifice and patient suffering" of those who participated. Prime Minister Trudeau told the large crowd the "old guard has done its job has kept the faith." Now it was up to "restless youth" to take over. "In Canada we have an opportunity perhaps unmatched in the world to create the society for which these men fought." Six hundred servicemen took part in the ceremony, along with hundreds of veterans. Although the woman who accosted the Prime Minister was not immediately identified, she was believed to be the same person who threw a plastic a container for after-shave at Mr. Trudeau from the public gallery in the Commons last service sales would be markedly improved." Mr. Lang said the governmen is setting up an extensive study program to find ways to mod emize the system. "Any change must clearly be of benefit to the he said, and "consideration must be given to the fact that country elevators are often important to the small towns where they are AND f.0 ABOVE TO.ftfl Ut) ZERO SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge 63 37 REPORT Charlottetown 50 4ft St. John's, Nfld, 52 35 York 86 49 Angeles 65 57 Creek 60 30 Peace River 69 44 Calgary W as Medicine Hat 63 49 Edmonton 70 44 A disturbance moving in from the Pacific will give the entire Alberta forecast area cloudy skies and showers today and Sunday. FORECASTS Lclhbridge Cloudy with showers and cooler. Wlndi SIS. Low-high Lethbridge 40-65. Kootcnay, Mostly cloudy with a few showers today. There will be partial dear-ing overnight. Cloudy on Sunday with sunny periods and a few afternoon showers. Winds light, occasionally south 20. Low tonight and high Sunday at Cranbrook, 35 and K; Castle-gar, 40 and 60. 56 39 Grande Prairie 63 33 Penticton 66 45 Trainmen Still On 'Sick-Off VANCOUVER (CP) A "sick-off" by CP Hail trainmen in the Vancouver area continued Friday for the fourth day, despite an injunction obtained by the company Thursday ordering the men back to work. A CP Hail spokesman said at least 100 brakemen and conductors refused to report for work Friday on freight trams. He said supervisory personnel continued to keep essential trains moving. The dispute is over how and by whom brake tests should be conducted on the new unit trains hauling coal from Fernie to the Roberts Bank Port south of Camp Escapees On The Run NORDEGCr (CP) Gordon Douglas Kambeitz and Ronali Orland McDermitt, both George .62 37 55 40 Albert 67 34 North Battleford 66 43 Saskatoon 64 33 Jaw 60 40 Regina 61 62 42 64 44 .04 Montreal 63 Friday after escaping from the minimum security prison .work camp near this community west of Red Deer An .RCMP spokesman said the two were presumed to been "unnecessarily regimental." Mr. Justice Michael O'Byme, whose report Co Fo] Men's E Speaker was released here, finds also that commissionaires at the hostel "in many instances" used unreasonable force to eject men from the institution. The judge says he is satisfied some men have been injured at the hostel, but he will not go into details publicly because charges might be laid in certain cases. CENTRE PROPOSED Mr. Justice O'Byrne recommends that the hostel, rather than acting simply as a stopping-over facility for transient men, should have facilities to help the men in a variety of ways. He says a special diagnostic centre should be set up for men with alcohol problems who now receive no specialized aid at the hostel. "Unfortunately these men in the eyes of the general public arc just common the judge's report says. "In fact, in the minds of many, the lower class alcoholic s viewed as a criminal. Only upper and middle class alcoholics are treated as sick Mr. Justice O'Byrne recommends establishment of Used [ostel men's hostel to assess the job capacity of each man and to ascertain the need for medical or psychiatric care In each case. He says (hat on the basis of evidence adduced before his in-q u i r y he concludes that charges of mistreatment at the hands of hostel employees are "unproven." However, he adds, he is satisfied unreasonable force and too little care were used with hostel Chrysler Cars Recalled WIND SOU, Ont. (CP) Chrysler Canada Ltd. announced Friday it is asking the owners of recently-sold 1970 Valiant and Dart automobiles to return their cars for inspection of the brake master cylinder. A spokesman said officials suspect the cylinders were either damaged or improperly Hard to lose weight? Nothing seems to work for long? Weight Watchers does! Safely, sanely! NEWI !N 1970 New recipes and Fnod Ideas! New program Idensl New njvanls! Lifetime membership plant DONT WAIT ANOTHER DAT. START NOW. j. MEETS EVERY TUESDAY 1 p.m. and p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 328-5832 WEIGHTfMlliL ,fcV4 Maiamm W.M. Gas Electric Hydraulic New Sizes Quality Guaranteed GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CouHl Highway Phone Development Minister AS AT J COURTESY Ali highways in Si6 Leth-brldge district are mostly bare and in good driving condition. Highway 1 Canada lighway Calgary to Revel-stoke. Mostly bare and in good condition. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock and frost heaves between Gold-in and Rcvelstoke. The Banff-ladium and Banff-Jasper highways arc mostly bare and in good condition. Creslon Salrao highway Is nostly bare and in good condi-ion. Motorists are advised to vatch for fallen rock on the highway. PORTS OF ENTRY (Oponin 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.n iel Bonlta 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Roc (ingsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; Forth Logan PASS, A.M. TODAY OF AMA Snow tiros or chains are required when travelling in any mountain area. This includes all ski resort access roads. There is a 75 per cent restriction on the following highways: Highway 3 Fincastle to Medicine Hat; Highway 5 Ma-gralh to Cardston; Highway 61 From the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost and one mile soutli of Foremoht to Manyber-rles; Highway 6i Magrath to Del Boiiita. Effective 7 a.m. April 29 there will be a 75 per cent loading restriction im-nosed on Highway 23 from the junction of Highway 3 to 3nrons. and Closing Cowls, i. MST, Chief Mountain closed. Seville, B.C. e a.m. to 3 p.m.; 11-Hykerts a.m. (o midnight; MERCHANTS TRUST 309 7lh S. Phone 328-5548 Branches it Calgary, Rid Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lclhbridge, Medicine Hat, Montreal Member of Canada Deposit Insurance Says He's Not Sold On Parley REGINA (CP) Premier Ross Thatcher told reporters Friday the Saskatchewan government is "in no way enthused" about the One Prairie Province conference due to open in Lcth-bridge Sunday. "We lliink it Is an academic exercise which is in no way lie said. But Attorney General D. V. Hcald, George Lelth (L Elrosc) and W, A. Mclvor (L-Arm River) would attend as observers, facility at ;