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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IFTHBRIDGE HERALD Wednciclay, May 10, 1971 Rail unions in Britain may resume slowdown LONDON (CP1 lenders of i however, Ihny are prepared lo f'.rilnin s railway uninns aro try's train services into another round of turmoil by resuming a uork .slowdown Ibis wed: unless pay demands are mrt immedi- ately. 'Separates tlic bargaining po.si- t'nion officials said today, j lions of the two sirles but nci- hold (urlhcr lalks with Ihe em- publicly owned Brit- ish any time bctore their latest deadline expires Thursday night. theT has shown signs of willing- ness lo compromise further. Both arc agreed on an over- all salary increase ol per cent a year and a minimum rescued following mishap VANCOUVER (CP1 A young British soldier was res- cued from the water of Van- the edge of the ramp into the couver harbor by a longshore- water. man Tuesday after plunging feet to the harbor bottom aboard a 51-ton Chieftain tank. Private David Cowling. 21, was driving the tank up a ramp from the stern of the vessel Sir Bcdivere to a wait- ing barge when the weight of Greenpeace 3 making good sailing lime weekly wage of a week. But A relatively small margin British Rail says the new mini- mum should take effect June 5 while Ihe unions contend It should be dated from May 1. The unions have just com- ploletl a two-iveelc cooling-off period ordered by an industrial court. Prior to this, their work slowdown caused weeks of chaos on the busy railways. Mil- lions of commuters were left without train services. Count- less others arrived hours late for work and had to travel overcrowded, overheatec coaches. the tank forced the barge back, sending the tank over AUCKLAND (Router! The C a n a dian yacht Greenpeace Three, which sailed from this New Zealand port two weeks ago for the forbidden French nuclear- testing grounds at I Tniroa Atoll, is about halfway there. i The tests due in July, j mada to salvage the tank, val- and Greenpeace Intends to re-1 ued at main in Ihe area until they end. j The Sir Bedivere brought Among the five-man are ammunition and 16 tanks Pie. Cowling managed to es- cape from the tight cockpit of the tank, but struck his head on the bottom of the ship as he bobbed to the surface about 45 seconds after going under. Longshore foreman Ken La- mirand, aboard the barge, stripped to his trousers and dived to the rescue. A harbor tugboat pulled them both from the water. Less than four months agn Mr. Lamirand received Sl.OOO and a workmen's compensa- tion board bravery award for saving the life of a workmate who was knocked unconscious into (lie harbor by a sling-bad of lumber. Pie. Cowling, after drinking a glass of brandy with his res- cuer, was taken to hospital (or observation. He was in good condition early today. Preparations were being Canadians Ben Mctcalfe. 52. j and David McTaggait, it, both j of Vancouver. from Britain for use of the British Army training unit at Suf field, Alta. Louglieed knows nothing of reported Quebec group EDMONTON i Fairview) that such a group Peter Lougheed said Tuesday he knows "absolutely nothing" about, nor would he be a party to, a Quebec Watchers Commit- 'is certainly contrary to my V of C to operate on new budget CALGARY (CP) The Al berta government has decided to put the University of Cal- gary on a three year operat- ing budget, advanced Educa- tion Minister Jim Foster said Tuesday. The university now operates on a one year budget. Mr. Foster made the state- ment in reply to a 53 page university budget committee report in which disaster was predicted for 1973 74 if pro- jected no growth enrolments prove accurate and If there Is no change in government per- student support- In a telephone Interview from Edmonton. Mr. Foster said he surprised the committee was "maMng projections two years down the road and based on assumptions that are Just not reasonable to make." The University spokesm e n said Ihey have been told noth- ing al and ivere therefore disposed to assume that there would be no change. They also said the Alberta Universities Commission has views about working towards predicted that there will be no Canadian unity." f reject it completely and I tee reported lo exist in Alberta think Canadians would be a lot and British Columbia. Mr. Lougheed was asked to comment in the legislature on a Sunday night news report on an Edmonton television station which said the committee has cabinet level representation better advised, and Albertans in particular, lo try to work to- gether to unify the country in- stead of planning for its break- up. The premier said that to his knowledge, no member of the Alberta cabinet has ever dis- from Alberta and B.C., is in contact with a northwest state m UX3 United State., has developed a contingency plan to deal with Quebec's possible Canada or other countries, the cussed, either formally or in- formally, with members of the cabinet or businessmen in withdrawal from Confedera- tion. The plan is reported to in- volve a political economic union. Mr. Lougheed told Grant possibility of what might hap- pen if Quebec does secede. "We have absolutely no knowledge so far as our ad- ministration, is concerned with to the Mr. N'otley (NDP Spirit River-i l.ougheed said. change in either 1973 or 1973-74 from (he present Calgary en- rolment of Mr. Poster Baid his depart- ment "will very definitely give consideration'1 dent fees, a suggested in the Calgary port, but wiH wait until the Commission on educa- tion planning has reported nest month before a decision Is made. STRIKE OVER Toronto youngsters give clvk worker Pasquole Mano a helping hand to remove morfre5s from an emergent y dumping iile in n Metro park. An esti- mated ions of garbage are piled throughout the Toronto area due to 30-day strikis which -nded Tuesday. (CP Wirephoto) Alberta prepared to enter constitutional reform talks EDMONTON (CD Al-1 compromise with one to raising stu- partial solution Country free of smallpox BELGRADE (AP) Yugo- __slavia was declared free of JEWELLERY Your Gift Headquarters for "Mother on Mother's Day" FAMILY RINGS The ideal giff for Mother, beau- tifully inset with her children's birthtsone. We still have a selec- tion thai can be set immediately. Choose from our large selection of other rings sel with diamonds, precious stones and synthetic stones. Ses our varied selection of WATCHES by BUtOVA, SEIKO and HIGA'S Or choose Q nift from our selection of: Gayly set pins II Charms and charm bracelets O Pierced earrings Necklace and earring seti Assorted gifrwcira AM Jewellery li Gift Wrapped al no Chartjo. the Your Cfiurgex Cardl or H.'gn'i Easy Ctoiltt Tormt Open Thursday cind Friday till 9 p.m. 406 13rh St. North Phone 327-7610 smallpox yesterday by Pre- I mier Dzemal Bijcdic after 173 reported cases wbich took 34 lives. The outbreak is said to have been started by a pil- grim returning r o m the Mid- dle East. >erta's Progressive Conserva- tion, ive government is prepared to told enter discussions tiona! reform in on constitn- a spirit of Premier Peter Lougheed the legislature Tuesday nighl. The one Llilng Alberta will In- Student strapping irks Sowed MLA By GREG MclNTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Elementary students are still strapped in front of classmates in some Al- berta schools, despite wide- spread discontinuation of Die practice, says Gordon Strom- bcrg (PC "I've got a mind to call the school board and the principal down there and tell them to smarten up. That strapping like that vent out in the dark CLASSIC COIFFURES 3USE OF BEAUTY i he said in reference to j complainls from constituents 1 lhat Grade five students have been strapped in front of class- males in a Camrose school. SF.T POLICY Replying in Ihe legislature Tuesday to a question from Mr. Slromberg, Education Minister Lou Hyndman said school boarcL; in the province have the authority to set policy regard- ing punishment of students. The minister added that par- ents may press assault charges under the federal Criminal Code Outside the House, Mr. Stromterg said the trend in the last few years in Alberta schools has been away from use of the strap. He said he polled some schools in his con- stituency and discovered that the strap was used only throe j ment. [times in the past year in the average school. NO OBJECTION The MLA said he would not object to strapping students in higher grades on rare occa- sions in the principal's office in the presence of more than one adult, but objects to use of the strap on elementary students in class. Even in the early 1000s when many teachers kept a stick or pointer on their desk to threat- en students to behave, punish- ment was administered after school, rather than in front of fellow students. slst on, Mr. Lougheed said, Is that the discussions include a sincere effort on the part of all governments to achieve a proper allocatian of resources. He said he places a higher priority on a proper division of govern ment responsibilities and the financial resources to carry them out than he does on reaching agreement on an amending formula for the con- stitution. Tho federal authority had en- croached into many areas of provincial jurisdiction and the Cons e r v a 11 ve government would prefer a return to a strict interpretation of the Brit- ish North America Act. "We should be respecting each other's areas of primary responsibility while working to- ward a proper division of the premier said dur- ing committee study of the executive council's 1972 73 spending estimates. The executive council's bud- get for the current fiscal year million is down C.9 per cent from 1972-73 spending of million. The drop re- sults primarily in the Election Act, where spending this year is estimated at com- pared with million in the previous fiscal year, when the Conservatives defeated a 36- year old Social Credit govera- Troops train CHURCHILL, Man. (CP) More than one thousand Cana- dian and American troops as well as Norwegian army ob- servers aro taking port in "F.xercisc Northern Itamblc" In ihc area of north- ern Manitoba. IIKAK JUBILEE QUARTET And Founder L. E. MAXWELL Of PRAIRIE BIBLE INSTITUTE Friday, May 12 -7.30 p.m. LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH Lougheed reminded of promise The 'fernlcl legislature liureau EDMONTOX A promise to put air condilioning in Hie Med- icine Hat General Hospital made liy Peter Longhccd dur- ing the heat of August election campaigning has apparently been forgotten in the cooler atmosphere of office, says Bill Wyse (SC Medicine Hnl- The premier declined to say in the legislature Tuesday whelhcr his party promised air conditioning to the hospital, when asked by Mr. Wy.se. said at n Conservative rally in Medicine Hat before Hit: clec- .ion. the premier made a com- milmcnl lo Ihe constituency thai, the Ihrce-slory hospital would gel ils air con- ditioning planl. Defcak'd Medicine lint Con- servalive candidate Jim Hnrse- mnn rjlsn promised to deliver a i r comlil inning for the hospi- tal nnd improvements lo high- ways Inlo the soulhcrn Alberta centre major election issues, but ilcms apparently forgotten since the. Tories lost I ho sent, said Mr. Wyso, Govt. farm policy branded genocide Dv PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta MP Don Mazankowski charged In the House ol Commons Tuesday night that the Trudeau adminis- tration is carrying out a planned campaign o[ "occupa- tional genocide" of Canada's farming industry. Mr. Mazankowski (PC Vegreville) said (he federal gov- ernment's agricultural plans are based on a "plot to cure" Canada's farming problems by encouraging the removal vast numbers ol people from the ag- ricultural industry. Speaking during a debate on a bill to amend the Farm Credit Act, Mr. Mazankowski said Jus- tice Minister Otto Lang, minis- ter responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, had openly told a group of agriculture graduates at the University of Saskatche- wan that the family farm is not entitled to subsidies. The Alberta MH, who quoted statements alleged to lie made by Mr. Lang and carried In the Dec. 22, 1971, Issue of Star Weekly, said he believes Mr. Lang's earlier statements and opinions on farming still hold and that Ottawa wants to opt out of the program of assisting the industry. "Subsidy is now i bad word :n agriculture. It is all right for .he department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. It is all right for the Department of Manpower and Immigration. It s all right for the Department of Regional Economic Expan- sion. But, I repeat, when it comes to agriculture it is a bod word. The government is firmly committed to withdrawing any responsible- assistance to agri- culture." Mr. Mazankowski told the Commons he found It somewhat "strange" that Ottawa should be considering amendments to the Farm Credit Act to make credit easier at a time when farmers in Western Canada are so deeply in debt that foreclo- sures are mounting rapidly. The Albarta MP indicated that farmers are in need of fin- ancial assistance and that he is all for responsible financial aid plans and other forms of posi- tive assistance to farmers. How- ever, he said there is plenty ot evidence to show that "easy credit" has become a curse rather than a blessing to Can- ada's farmers. It was no dupli- cate for good, sound agriculture policies. "In my own province of Al- berta where there are some 25 per cent of farm credit loans in arrears, some 17 foreclosures have taken place in the past year, 1971-72, and 102 foreclo- sures are pending. One must therefore ask whether this legis- lation will be of any v.ilue or as- sistance to those farmers who are experiencing this type of Health centre program to he examined EDMONTON (CP) The fea- sibility of developing com- munity health and social devel- opment centres will be ex- amined by the provincial gov- ernment, the legislature agreed Tuesday. It unanimously passed a res- olution asking the government to study the costs, possible ben- efits and administration of an integrated healtli centre pro- gram. GENERAL PRESENTS THE Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET [.nlhbridge..... Pincher Creek Medicine Hat idmonton...... Grande Prairie Banff.......... -algary....... Victoria........ 'enticton....... Drince George vamloops...... ancouver Regina......... Saskatoon...... iVinnipeg....... Toronto Mfawa Montreal....... St. John's...... Halifax Charlotletown Fredericlon.. Chicago..... New York..... Miami....... Los Angeles Las Vegas H 50 45 55 31 67 42 51) 53 39 55 30 63 48 69 41 61 40 55 45 63 37 06 39 70 43 60 30 60 39 59 38 L Prc 30 .13 36 .22 34. ,02 .04 .09 45 44 48 .48 57 34 48 45 84 76 Phoenix..........93 Honolulu......... 112 Home........... 72 Paris 61 London..........61 Berlin...........59 Amsterdam Stockholm Tokyo..... 61 55 69 50 39 57 FORECAST Lctlibridgr, Medicine H a I, Calgary Today: Cloudy pe- riods with showers in a few localities. Winds W15 In the afleniuon. Jliglis Sj-Ctf. Lows near 40. Thursday: Sunny. Winds W20, IlitfJis 65-70. Columbia, Koolcnay To- day: Mainly cloudy clearing toward evening. A few showers tlus morning. Thursday: Sunny with cloudy intervals. A little warmer. Highs today 60 to 65. Lows tonight 35 to 40. Highs Thursday near 70. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Variable cloudiness with scat- tered showers more numerous in southeast portion today and tonight. Partly cloudy with a few afternoon showers Thurs- day. Little change in tempera- ture. Highs today and Thurs- day 55 La 65. Lows tonight 30s. Wrst of Continental Divide- Partly cloudy with a few show- ers today and Thursday. Little change in temperature. Highs today and Thursday 50 to 60. Lows lonight 30s. Offers Reliable Source cf Power For All Your Irrigation "LET FORD DO IT" GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Irrigation and Farm Equipment Division COUTTS HIGHWAY, IETHBRIDGE PH. 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TOIMY COU11TESY OF A MA All hinhways In (be I.clb- brldgo district are bare and dry. Highway I Trans Canada Highway, bare nnd dry. There are 75 per cent loading rrslrlclions on Hie following highways; Highway 61, from 12 miles cnst of the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost nnd from 1 mllo south ol foremost to Manyher- ries. frnni lo HfftliKYiy from fTivissy I.r.ke lo Mccliclne Hal. Srrrombry war! Highway 2 lo the Roily from Hivpr near (ilonwood. Secondary road from n miles north r.f Knrcmosl to 10 miles north of Foremost. POUTS OF KNTHY niirl rinsing Conlls Jl hours; C.irway 7 n.m. to in p.m.; DM Hniiila n a.m. lo R p.m.; lloosevillo, n.o. H n.m. to 5 p.m.; It.f'., 21 hours; Porthill llykcrls 0 n.m. to midniKbl. Chief Mountain cloawl. Wildhorso, fl to 5 p.m. ;