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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THJ IETHBRIDGI MERAID Tueidny, May 7, I97J Rescue work continues for 58 trapped miners ITnm AV-IU'.'lTF.f! ipkiring (Ire flren where l( fs he- [tempt (o make n-oy (o (ho KELLOGG, Idaho (CP) A iwo-mnn rescue team reached UK- level of the Sun- slune silver mine loday but re- turned to the surface before ex- licvcd 31 miners have been trapped since last Tuesday. Lou Helm, a spokesman for the interior department, said another crew would be sent down later in (he day and at- Seeding of crops behind last year EDMONTON (CP) Seea-llinlf the wheat, oals ana oarley Ing progress in most areas of is seeded. main mine shaft, nbout feel away. Despite the latest develop- ment, hopes continued to dwin- dle for the miners believed trapped when a fire swept the. mine, the n a 11 o n 's richest source of silver. Thirty-fiva miners caught at other levels died in the fire. Tile rescue crew descended to the level in a metal capsule lowered down a four- foot-wide air shaft. TOOK 12 HOURS The descent look almost 12 hours as the rescue teams working in relays to combat ex- haustion heightened by heat and humidity, removed loose rock from the sides of the shaft. The next crew down was ex- pected to leave the seven-foot across i h'S'1 capsule and make their Alberta is slightly behind last Tho Pool said that fall crops year, the Alberta Wheat Pool came through the winter in reported today. good condition although uiois- The pool said in its weekly ture Is needed now to ensure crop report it will be a week'. growth. or more before seeding of farm! Moisture conditions _ crops becomes general in Ihe; the south were reported at along a mile-long tunnel south and at least 10 days M about 65 to BO per cent of nor- I trailing a telephone wire, two weeks before seeding is'mal. Northern reports indicate general in central arid north-1 soil moisture there at (15 to 90 ern regions. i per cent of normal. Cold, windy weather wilh The Pool estimated that snow flurries In central and 1 farmers will seed about 17 per northern regions this spring have kept farmers off the land. However, in (he extreme cent mor? than last year; barley will be about the same, and oals, flax and rape- southeast of the province, in seed acreages will be down six, the Medicin Industry lax concessions will do litile for Alberta their search for the men. If they find survivors the cap- sule will be converted into an ambulance. The successful attempt to reach the bottom was mada after an earlier one failed be- cause of rock outcropping i the shaft, [he .Medicine Hal region, ahoul 15 and 15 per cent respectively, j AIR CL'T Only hours before the start of the "torpedo" rescue attempt, mine officials announced Mon- day night, that a vital com- pressed air lifeline had been se- vered, probably by a rockfall Mine manager Marvin Chase commenting on (lie pipelfni break, told reporters: "I think its is why T am nol. as oplimistic as I was al- though wo to fine someone Some mine officials said they feared that even experienced (CD Tax concessions tn industry in Mon- day's federal budget will do hi- de f o r Alberta, Provincial of merely domestic- manufac- turing and processing. The tax cuts lo 40 from M per cent for large firms and to Treasurer Gordon Miniely said i 20 from 25 per cent for small- Monday night. In an interview. Mr. Miniely ?aid he is "disappointed" that the concessions were not ex- tended to all business instead Litilc for west businesses in federal budget EDMONTON (CP) Spokes' men for Ihe Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants said er operations would mean in- creased profits and expansion j may have doomed tnem. in developed areas but create holing up inside work. litile new capital. ing faces in Ihe mine and FIRST TO DESCEND INTO BURNING MINE U.S. Bureau of Mines Insp. Donald J. Morris of Vincinnes, lnd.f stands in basket with partner, Wayne Kanack of Rolla, Mo., (back to camera) as it starts down into Number 12 shaft of the burning Sunshine Silver mine at Kellogg, Idaho, Monday night. Fifty eight miners ore trapped below. There- arc 35 dead. At left is Frank Solaegu'. (AP Wirepholo) "We would have much pre- jng upon compressed air. They (erred Mr. Turner (Finance anv Run-ivors might Minister John Turner) to an- nounce a c r o s s-the-board tax j cuts for all business." I Mr. Miniely said the lax re- duction on equipment for do- mestic processing of ores will not apply lo Alberta oil refin. cries kept. past guidelines are He said the Increased old-age pensions and tax exemptions for students and the handicap- Monday night Finance Minister i d were Turner's budget mil bene- Prcmier Peter LOU i Premier Peter Lougheed de- fit'Ontano and Quebec busines-! dmcd comment Ees primarily, with bttle for the saying Hr Miridy spoke ;or the provincial government. A spokesman for tbe mining industry said the budget will have little if any impact o n mining in the north or western Canada. J. H. Chesney, manager of (he Alberta Northwest Cham- ber of Mines. Oils and Re- sources, said proposed changes in the Income Tax Act to ex- lend depletion allowances might have some influence on possible copper smelter devel- opments in British Columbia. "For our region, Alberta and the north, I can't see that it will have any Mr. Ches- uey said. west. "The reduced tax rates and rapide write-offs on new equip- ment In the manufacturing and processing sectors will mainly benefit Ontario." said account- ant Durwood Ashcroft. "Tod the extent that this makes Canadian manufacturers more competitive with foreign firms, which it is intended to do. It will help all of Cana- da." Robert W. Losie said the bud- get Is designed for a regional or eastern Canadian Impact, and will particularly affect Quebec and Ontario which have most of the nation's manufac- turing and processing interests. Both accountants agreed the budget, while providing incen- tives for capital-intensive indus- tries, offers nothing significant for the sen-ice, financial, retail or wholesale sectors of the cor- porate economy. Exact-fare bus plaii adopted EDMONTON (CP) exact-fare system built-in fare increase will into effect June I on the Ed- monton Transit System. City council approved the system, rouphly similar to Cal- gary's. No tickets will be used. Adult will be 2o cents cash compared vrith the pres- ent rate of 25 renls cash or five lickeLs for SI. Children's [arcs he Wreckage of missing plane found EDMONTON (CP) A spo- kesman for the Canadian Arm- ed Forces in Edmonton said Monday the wreckage of a light aircraft missing since Feb. 12 in northern Alberta has been :ghi be those who found fresh air pockets independent of Ihe com- pressed air system. The "torpedo" rescue plan calls for the twn rescire workers (o be winched down to the level before proceed- ing along a mile-long tunnel, playing out a telephone line be- hind them ajid reporting imme- diately If they find any miners a live. A mood of obvious pessimism swept relatives of the missing men, some of whom have been maintaining a vigil at the pit- head since the disaster struck. They have been waiting six clays for whether their menfolk are alive or dead. Strom, Horner clash over agriculture fund figures By GIIEG MclNTYRE Herald Legislature Ttureau EDMONTON Opposition Leader Harry Strom suggested In the legislature Monday that the Conservative government has mislead farmers by an- nouncing its new agriculture development fund as a S50-mil- lion fund, when it ia actually only a fund. Horner replied that the fund to be in operation next monlli will provide 55-million this year and S50-rnillion over the next three or four years for capital farm projects. In addition the program will pay off loans under the government's lion farm purchase board and other credit programs, Shaky government seen for Italy j BAI'S STItOM Agriculture Minister Hugh "H anyone is trying lo mis- lead or contuse tbe farmers of Alberta, I'd like to suggest it's the Hon. leader of the opposi tion who failed money into this to put any fund in the four years he was leader of the ever, that the S50-miltion In- cludes (he S2I-million already Mayor resign over PINCHEU CREEK (HNS) Arthur Ames, mayor of Pinch- or Creek for seven years, re- Monday night over ETI is ue involving another council member's eligibility to sit on council. The problem arose last De- cember when tbe town signed an agreement with St. Vin- cent's Hospital to pay any hos- pital deficit. Oliver Haigh, administrator of St. Vincent's, Is also a town councillor. WAS ADVISED Mr. Ames was advised that the town could possibly get into legal problems because of Mr. Ilalgh's dual position and that legal advice should be sought on his eligibility to remain on council. Council dec I d e A several weeks ago to seek that advice but when the town's lawyers prepared a resolution, it was defeated hvo weeks ago. The resolution's preamble said that the hospital has a contract with the town under which municipal money is or may become payable to the hospital and that Mr. Haigh, as the hospital administrator, has an indirect pecuniary in- terest in the contract. The resolution said that In the event Mr. Haigh shall not resign his seat on council with- in three days of this resolution that the town solicitors apply to a judge declaring his seat vacant. RESOLUTION DEFEATED The resolution was defeated councillors Jeffrey Higa, Jim Burns, Francis Sorge and John Olyslager voting against it. Councillor Brad Dawyer favored the motion. C o u n. abstained and M a y o r Ames was absent. Had the resolution passed, Mr. Ilaigh's eligibility would have been determined and the problem resolved. Mr. Ames said the Issue can not be sidestepped. The. ques- tion of Mr. Ilaigh's eligibility ia not answered. As mayor, it is his responsibility to see that the laws and regulations nrq carried out properly, he said. He considered council's fail- ure to determine Mr. Haigh's eligibility a vote of non-confi- dence and as it was his job to mcke certain laws are carried out, he had no alternative but to resign. "It's not a question of per- Mr. Ames said. "I was simply asking for a clari- fication of position." Council is expected to decide at its May 23 meeting what to do about a new mayor. Wage increases for dockers WASHINGTON (API The U.S. Pay Board has ordered a 15-cent cut In the 70-cent hourly wage increases won by East and Gull Coast longshore- men. The board voted 6 to 1 Mon- day night to reject the 70-cent raise in straight hourly pay. It said it would accept all fringe benefits and no more than 155 cents an hour in straight pay, which is slill somewhat more than standard board regulations would otherwise allow. Weather and road report .SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lcllilmdgc In use in the farm purchase: Pinclier Creek board loan program. Medicine Hat Dr. Horner said there will be Edmonton tighter control than ever before Grarde Prairie to see that farmers do not bor- Banff row beyond their ability to re- i Calgary pay The government will con-1 victoria...... duct a 'complete review' of the Penticton finances and markets and ahil-1 Prince George I, Prc 38 ,os 33 .34 37 28 33 ity of farmers to repay loans, he added. Replying to a question from Hay Speaker (SC-Little he said farmers will nol have to apply to the federal Farm Credit Corporation t o gel A" I found about 70 miles northeast wnn i HOME (AP) Returns today from Italy's parliamentary elec- tion Indicated more years of shaky coalitions led by the Cliristian Democrats and uncer- tain prospects for sorely needed social reforms. The Vatican-backed Christian Democrats, who have domi- nated Italian politics since the Second World War, unexpect- edly held their own although as usual they did not win a major- ity. And their chances of form- ing a centre-right coalition with the Liberals, Republicans and Democratic Socialists were slim because Ihe combined vote for the smaller was down. moderate parties of Lac La Eiche. The spokesman said there I DI was no sign of the pilot, Mi- rebuilt Democrats which collapsed In bitter disagreement last Janu- ary. That uneasy alliance had formed Italy's governments for 10 years. In the voting Sunday and Monday, the neo-Fascist Italian Social doubled its percentage of the vote, getting around eight to per cent. But its showing is of no importance so far as forming a government is con- cerned since acceptance of Fas- cist support is considered tho kiss of death In Ilalian politics. The Communist party, the largest in the Western world, suffered its first setback in tho Senate but gained sb'gblly in the Chamber of Deputies. It rc- i said Dr. Horner. j money from provincial small i The minister admitted, how-1 farm aid programs. Opposition raps chael D e m e 11. 24, of Yellow- knife, N.W.T. The aircraft was found by an armed forces helicopter under six feet of water in a small II appeared that the Christian mained Italy's second largest I'lnocrats might have to try to I party, hut without enouph sup- tlie centre-lett coalition port lo form n majority wilh the with the Socialists and Social i Socialists. The scarc.h for planc m flight from Edmon- to Fort chipewyan in north- cents cash compared with Ihe Alberta, was suspend- present 15 cents cash or rd Foh. M a snowran j made it impossible to spot Mr. two tickets for 25 ccnls. .......__ All passes will remain in effect! Demell's a month for everybody, j aircrafl 165 a year for students of the: The wreckage was found us University of Alberta and fol. lllc m _, s Northern Alberta Institute of I piano re-opened Monday Two Technology and a monlh aircraft had been involved. In for public and separate school the- earlier search, about in Ca- from nariian forces and several civil- Manpower progrums need more provincial initiatives F.DMOXTON (CP) There I the Dr. Hobol said is a need for provincial initia- j during .second of the Banff........... 29 47 32 5.9 14 50 40 BG 30 67 48 Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina 30 35 Winnipeg Toronto .......53 Ottawa..........56 Montreal .....54 St. John's........43. .29 Halifax.......... 52 38 Charlottetown 50 23 Fredericton.....56 Chicago 45 New York Miami....... Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Honolulu 34 36 4G 77 56 6G 66 81 72 86 80 62 85 72 EDMONTON Don Getty, Strom earlier rapped Mr. Getty i Rome...........70 4a minister of federal and Inter- governmental affairs has no re- sponsibility, hut is simply a 'figurehead' being prepared to lake over leadership of the Al- berta Progressive Conservative Party when Premier Peter Loiigbeed goes on to lead the federal Conservative Parly, a former Social Credit cabinet minister charged Monday. Ray Speaker (SC-Litlle now) 64 Berlin 63 for failing to answer questions Paris........... 72 53 with information, instead, just I London replying that tilings were under study. Mr. Speaker alleged lhat backbench government MLAs had been told by senior mini- sters lo keep quid on the de- partment of federal and inter- governmental affairs debate, lie charged that MLAs, elected to Ihe legislature to speak (heir Amsterdam 57 54 Moscow 64 32 Stockholm.......55 39 Tokyo.....-.....77 68 FORF.CAST T.cllihridKc Clmidy with light rain today and occa- sional showers Wednesday. Higlis hulh days 50-5.3. Lows near 35. Calgary, Medicine Hat Sunny with cloudy Intervals. Highs today near CO. Lows near 35. Highs Wednesday near 65. j Columbia. Knotrnay To- day: Periods of rain. Wednes- day: Cloudy wilh sunny pe- riods. A few showers. Highs to- day in the mid 50s. Lows lr> nigbt 35 to 40. I-lighs Wednes- day near 60. MONTANA East of Continental Cloudy with rain at times snow higher elevations today and to- .09 night becoming mostly show- .40 ers Wednesday. Continued cool. Highs today and Wednesday 45 to 55. Lows tonight 30s. West of Continental Cloudy with numerous rain or snow showers today and lo- night decreasing to scattered showers Wednesday. Little change in temperature. Highs today and Wednesday 45 to 55. .01 white, single-engine Itivcs Manpower programs Manpower and Labor has aspirations to be because the federal govern-1 which will Involve flic jirovin- i leader of Ihe national tory ment isn't doing a good enough j rial government in Manpower i parly nnrt nm for prime min- allcficd in the legislature that minds had been 'supvessed.' Conservative backbenchers had been muzzled by Ihe premier and deputy premier Hugh Horn- er nol to speak out against spending estimates for the fed- eral and intergovernmental af- iairs department during debate. l.OSK VOTE The Socrcd opposition was unsuccessful in an attempt lo vole an amendment that would have rlimin.itul the depart- ment's budget. Mr. Speaker said Premier ;.l.udents going school. I tan aircraft took part. Labor Minister Bert Hohol I training and retraining to snid In the Alberta legislature grralcr drflrrc. Monday night. i Frdoral objectives in "Wo can gear up, limn, j power programs arc plan and execute policy much than those of he said. fHstcr at the Incal level than at iUOTHKK'S DAY At The TOWN CHEF Spcclol menu lervod from 1 1 YOUR CHOICE OF- ROAST TURKEY ROAST BEEF BAKED HAM DINNER STEAK end all the Irlmmlngi. a.m. lo 7 p.m. n yoiir rewvatio 327-6413 Eoum (Ehef Aeron Ihn from Inn Paramount Thoalra SHARE FUNCTION i "Our intention is lo sh.'ire Ihe function ivilh Ottawa lo House Clirourape them lo do moro 1 and better in certain ,ircns nutl j lo linvr them relinquish certain functions and rompclencc the resources Hint go with them lo Die province.'1 "Working with provincial ini- fi.'iiups. we oan more readily and more easily m.iiwpo Ihe rapid social and Icchnnlngical changes to the benefit of the people1." Dr. Ilohol said n major prin- ciple nf Ihe new act is Ihnl. nil Albcrlnns should have an op- for work, niul every effort of government should he Inward tills objective, i isler. There iiill be a federal elec- tion. We know that there is dis- content with the present federal leadership (Robert We know that. Ihe premier has is [or the fedora] Iho opposition MLA id. Preparations for Premier I.ougheed to leave the Provin- cial scene include training Mr. Getty. M-ycar-old businessman nnd former fellow leamnlc on the lc'rlmonlon Eskimos Foot- ball Hub, for the job. 'Ono of Hie best, places can orcur is In a department where Iho nian is only n flfiiire- bead Hint's all tlus Is, there's no aulhnrlly.' CAI1INKT AMUSKD The Conscrvnlivn cabinet sat Sask. liquor regulations rewritlcn EKCf.VA (CP) Amend- ments lo the Liquor Licensing Act were Introduced in Ibu leg-! islaturc tcidny providing for longer operating hours for li- quor oiitlels and for the serving of Hriuor in beverage rooms. The bill, introduced for first reading by Premier Allan Rlakcncy, was .T partial foHcnv- through to recommendations made by a special cnmmilleo which studied provincial liquor regulations. The bill would allow beverage rooms lo sell in addition lo beer and wine, by the nl n price set by Ihe, liquor li- censing commission. Holders of dining room, res- taurant or club licences would be pcrmillcd to sell liquor Sun- flay. Christmas Day and flood Friday between the hours of 12 noon and midnight. Another change would permit liquor nullcls, including bcvcr- nge rooms, to serve drinks un- til a.m. nnd allow a ,10- minute tolerance period. Karlirr. the legislalure puss- through the attack looking cd n bill lowering the lognl umiiM'd. Opposition YOUR IRRIGATION Are On Display In Our Showroom Now A M Irrigation Fittings Rainbird Sprinklers Alcan Irrigation Tubing O Ford Pumping Units Leaders in the Irrigation Industry GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Irrigation and Farm Equipmenl Div. Coulti Highway, lelhbridgo, Phone.328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF ASIA All highways in tho Lcth- bridge district flre bare and dry. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. There are 75 per cent loading restrictions on the following highways- Highway 61, from 12 miles cast of the junction of Highway 4 lo Foremost, and from 1 mile south of Foremost lo Mnnybcr- rics. Highway 62, from M.igraUi to Del Bonita. Highway 3, from Grassy Lake lo Medicine Hal. Secondary road snr, from Highway 2 lo Ihe Belly Uivcr Bridge near Glcnwood. Secondary rond 879 from 3 miles north of Foremost to 10 miles norlh of POUTS OK ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Tlmrsi: Comls 21 hours. C-a-way 7 n.m. lo 10 p.m.; Drl Honila 9 a.m. In n p.m.; I drinking ago lo from Thai i I'nrll Lender 11 B r r y I goes inlo effect ,lime 1. I WiMl; Ifoosovillc. B.C. fl n.m. lo 5 p.m.; II. C., 2-1 hours; hill llykrrls S a.m. to liorsc, a lo 5 p.m. midnight. Chief Mountain closed. ;