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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TH( 1ETHBRIDGB HERAID Mtiy 13, 1971 Leaders remain QLIUBEC (CPi The reac- tion of Premier Robert Dnurns- sa's government !o spreading il- legal strikes, occupations and shutdowns across Quebec was restricted Friday to a cabinet shift. Mr. Boiirassa said he hopes Labor Minister Joan Cournoyer can brii U guveniment and union negotiators together again in his new civil service portfolio. Jean-Paul L'Allier, moved out of the civil service post, re- tained his communications port- folio and will heart n pvoiip lo study labor relations in Hie pub- lic service. At a news conference, the pre- mier also rejected suggestions his government grant amnesty In [he three jailed leaders whose imprisonment has sparked the protests. Mr. Bourassa said the three can still appeal their one-year sentences and be released pend- ing the outcome like 49 other labor official? who received prison terms for their part in last month's 11-day strike by public service employees. Meanwlu'le, workers protest- ing the jailings have virtually closet! down all business, indus- try and public services in Sept- Iles, St. Jerome and TheLford Mines. The municipal council in Sorc-1, -15 miles east of Montreal. Friday became (ho second to rail for repeal of legislation ending the public service walk- out and for release of the jailed leaders. The resolution was passed after workers cleared 'he courthouse and occupied (lie radio station and city hall. Donald Galliene, mayor o f Sept-lies, agreed Thursday to make similar requests to the provincial government after meeting with workers who took over his town Wednesday. Communications media have been major targets as radio sta- tions In the Gaspe, the St. Law- rence north shore, the Lauren- tikms, the northwest and Mont- real have been occupied. CBC French and English jour- nalists started a M-hrar sympa- thy walkout at 6 p.m. Friday, terminating all CBC radio and television news broadcasts from Quebec points. All Montreal newspapers were prevented from publishing Fri- day by walkouts and threats. Two Quebec City newspapers are not publishing today be- cause of walkouts. Montreal Le ____.......___ Devoir and The Gazette pub- Calgary and a lished today and the other Mont- real papers were also expected to do so. In an interview on Toronto radio station CFIiB, Prime Min- ister Trudeau said the situation is not as serious aa some be- lieve. FLIGHT OF MERCY------Two women refugees, one young and holding child, ond the other elderly, strain of their ordeal they carry belongings toward hell- copier pod in Kontum, South Vietnam. Two were being evacuated from the central highlands city. ensions to stay in line with hem. Ambrose H. Peddle (Grand 'alls-While Bay-Labrador) and ellow Conservative Paul Yew- chuk (Athasbasca) threw in short speeches in the dying mo- menta of the debate. Pensioners, said Mr. Peddle, are for all intents and purposes employees of the government. the government pays them loverty-level pensions. Mr. Yewchuk suggested farm- ers should qualify for pensions at 55 or 60 to compensate for a ifetime of hard work and gov- ernment policies forcing them off the land. Opening debate on the vet- erans bill, Public Works Minis- .er Arthur Laing hinted that veterans and dependents on Ships course WASHINGTON (AP) The defence department reported today that several merchant ships heading for North Viet- namese ports have apparently changed course because of tie American mine blockade. Officials refused to give any specifics or say where these ships now are headed. But it appeal's likely that some may have chosen instead to go to Chinese ports where their car- goes could be moved to North Vietnam by land means. Pentagon spokesman Jem W. Friedhelm would say onh that "several other ships" from the group of 25 that were headed for North Vietnam Hie time the U.S. mines were laid Monday "may have divert- ed. Thirteen of the 25 slilps were under Soviet flag. Friedhcim also disclosed Ilia two, and possibly three, addi- tional merchant vessels left Hai- phong harbor before the U.S. mines became activated at 7 a.m. EDT Thursday. These arc in addition to the five vessels which F r i o d h e i m reported Thursday as having left the har- bor. The three additional ships were identified as one Soviet and one Somalian and appar- ently a second Soviet vessel, but this was not confirmed. pensions may soon gain more .ban increases offered in the egislation. Increases for the veterans arc jased solely on the increase in he cost of living, similar lo hose proposed for other pen- sioners. But the government was "carefully studying" the jossibility of increasing the aasc rate of veterans pensions, which would be over and above the cost-of-living increases, Mr. jalng said. The veterans bill will affect about Canadians benefit- ing from various veterans and dependents pensions plans. They would get a 3.6-per-cent increase retroactive to Jan. 1 and annual increases in the fu- ture based on inflation rates each April 1. Their last increase was in April, 1971. The increase this year for the average disabled veteran would be about 53.90 a month if he was receiving the average monlli pension. Completely disa- bled veterans, who now get I a month, will get an additional j A disabled veteran's widow currently gets a month and would receive an in- crease of S7.81. Mr. Laing said the govern- ment would seek authority to make sure the Increase would not be treated as income if vet- erans qualify for old age pen- sions as well, Tlu's particularly pleased Mr. Knowles, who had worried that veterans would be limited by Income ceilings, where any money they receive apart from their war pension would reduce the amount of that pension. The veterans' legislation dealt with current problems "very Sails nearer -site VANCOUVER (CP) The iii mission, sail- ing the South Pacific to protest a planned French nuclear test, has reported to its headquarters here that their 35-foot ketch ar- rived at Harafonga in the Cook Islands Friday with oil aboard in good condition. Dorolhy Mutcalfe, wife of Ben Metcalfe, Greenpeace chairman and expedition member, said here the vessel had put In for fuel, water and provisions anil would stay at Raratonga for three or four days. She said the vessel has cov- ered miles in 14 days and will sail against the Trade Winds due east to Mururoa, site of the French atomic test sched- uled for June. Knowles. said Mr. Gillard warrant issued WEST VANCOUVER (CD- Police here have issued a war- rant for the arrest of Donald Gordon Gillard. 24, of no fixed address, on two charges armed robbery in the theft April 18 of S600 from George and Donald Sullivan of Med- icine Hat. George Sullivan was shot In the leg during the robbery. Bruce Robert Pyper, 23, of Toronto was convicted In pro- vincial court Monday of two counts of armed robbery In the Incident and was remanded to June 1 for sentence. GENE PRESENtS'THE Weather and road report Canadian music plan launched This 11 your ODKMurtily la BIG wrc- Ills f.r.l. Cornicle in'ormitinn on what lo collect, where lo sell, ONLY Sl.O'J. Sal- COLLECTORS GUILD DEPT 14 P.O. BOX 572, DON MILLS ONTARIO CANADA Working day extension shortest week EDMONTON (CP) Provi- sion is made for longer vvork- clays in amendments to the Alberta Labor Act, introduced in the IcpishUurc Friday by Uibor minister Herl Hohol. Or. Holiol said that provid- ing for a longer working day clears the way for companies who wish to apply lo the of industrial relations for a three- or four-day work week. His hill also pivos priority to payment of employees' wages in cases where an employer is seriously in debt. Other amendments allow the board to have two alternate mcmhors who would sit In Ilia absence of regular members or when the board alts In two divisions. MOTHER'S DAY At The TOWN CHEF Special menu icrved from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. YOUR CHOICE OF _ ROAST TURKEY ROAST BEEF BAKED HAM DINNER STEAK and nil the trimmingi. (Toum Ilief ACCOH Btrtfil from ihn Pnrnmounl Wnko your reservation! 327-641Z TORONTO (CP) The fed- eral government and Canadian record manufacturers have be- come partners in a scheme to promote Canadian musicians and their music. An Ottawa news release said yesterday Secretary of State Gerard i'elletier had announced the government would contrib- ute to the project, The Canadian Recording Manufac- turers' Association has put up Total cost of the project, called Maple Music Junket, which will bring as many as 100 writers, editors, broadcaslers, producers and film makers from 14 European countries to Canada, is estimated at close to AI, a news conference here yesterday to announce details of the project, Ritchie Yorke. pop columnist who originated the idea and Is co-ordinalor of the event, said the difference will probably be made up through sale of tickets to con- certs and possible release to theatres of a film of the con- certs. Five conccrl.s are scheduled between June 2 nnd R for the benefit of the visiting Kiirn- pcans but will be open lo the public. The first two in , will be Froncli-langnnge concerts, details nf which are to be an- nounced ill. n news conference there. An English-language concert will he presented in the same city June 5. Performed nt the Place dcs Arts, It will feature The Poppy Family, Andre (ingnon, Mnc Koffmnn, Frank Mills, Annr Miirvny, The Stain- pcdcra nnd Tnpcslry. On June I, the first of two concerts at Massey Hall In To- ronto will feature Gary Buck, Bruce Cockburn, The Perth County Conspiracy, Ferg u s, Christopher Kearney, Murray McLauchlan, nnd the Mercey Brothers. Taking part in the June 7 con- cert will be April Wine, Chilli- wack. Crowbar, Edward Bear, Fludd. Lighthouse and Mash- niakhan. The performers were selected by an independent talent com- mittee made up or retailers, broadcasters and journalists. Some record company execu- tives said Wednesday that some of the performers they record will be going to Europe after Junket, as part of follow-up pro- motion. Mr. Yorke said that of 100 Eu- ropeans invited 70 "have posi- tively said they are cominp." Trade observers from tho Uiu'ted States have also been in- vited. In addition lo the concerts, the guests, while in Montreal, will attend a screening nf Cana- dian films. A final dinner in To- ronto lit the Royal York Hotel will bo nltendcd by Pierre Ju- neau, chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission and other government officials. SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET If 72 70 75 70 77 72 70 63 01 53 65 64 75 44 48 73 68 CO 18 77 B4 71 66 58 55 47 53 65 61 53 66 LetliBridgo Calgary........ Medicine Hat Edmonton Penticton...... Cranbrook..... Vancouver Prince George Kamloops Thunder Bay Winnipeg...... Rcgina Saskatoon...... St. John's Halifax...... Ottawa...... Toronto Chicago...... New York Seattle......... San Francisco Los Angeles Home Paris..... London Berlin Amsterdam Madnil Moscow Stockholm Tokyo L Pre 47 4B 41 45 47 45 48 52 .01 53 37 47 40 .03 39 .03 30 .60 32 .03 42 37 55 .05 57 56 50 60 55 41 43 43 45 05 45 37 64 Honolulu........ 82 74 Mexico City.....Cl 61 FORECASTS Lcdiliridgc, Medicine Hat- Sunny today; highs near 80. Mostly sunny Sunday. Lows near 40; highs near 75. Calgary Mostly sunny to- day; scattered showers along mountains; highs 75-80. Few clouds Sunday. Lows near 40; luglis near 75 Columbia, Koolenay To- day, sunny becoming cloudy near noon with a few showers or isolated thunderstorms this evening. Sunday, sunny with fl few cloudy periods. Highs to- day. 70 lo 75. Lows tonight, 40 to "45. Highs Sunday, 65 to 70. MONTANA Fair and warmer with some afternoon cloudiness today and Sunday. Widely scattered show- ers southeast this afternoon. Highs today 70s west, 60s east. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Sunday 75 to C5. West of Continental Divide- Fair and warmer with Boms afternoon cloudiness today and Sunday. Highs today 70s. Lows tonight 35 to 45. Higlis Sunday 70 to 80. To visit China WASHINGTON (Hf liter) Two leaders of the United Stales House of Representatives will go to China at the end o[ June for a 15-day trip, informed sources said hr.'. IIou..o Demo- cratic loader If.nle Hoggs of and Republican id- OT firrnld It. (if Micli- Ipan, will visil China between June 2.1 and July 8, the sources Bold. Pictured here is another load of going out to another one of our SATISFIED CUSTOMERS HOW ABOUT YOU? Can Dnvid Dudley, Bert Erickson or Doug help you with your irrigation needs? GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES IRRIGATION AND FARM EQUIPMENT DIVISION COUTTS HIGHWAY IETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OK A.M. TODAY COURTESY 01'' AMA All highways In the Lelh- bridge district arc bare and dry. Highway I Trans Canadn Highway, bare and dry. There are 75 per cent, loading restrictions on the following highways. Highway 61, from 12 miles cnsl of the junction of Highway 4 In Foremost nnd from 1 mile south of Foremost lo Manyber- ries. Highway 62, from Magrath lo Del llonila. Highway 3, frnni Grassy Lake lo Medicine Hat. Secondary road 505 from Highway 2 lo I he Belly River Firidge near Glenwnod. Seronf'ary from 3 miles north r.f Foremost to 10 miles north of Forcmnst. PORTS OK RNTI1Y (Onming mill Closing Coull.1 21 hours; Carway 7 n.m. to 10 p m.: Dc-I Unnila !t a.m. In 6 p.m.; Ucmscvitlo, B.C. II n.m. to 5 p.m.; 11.C., V.4 hours; Port hill Rykciis 8 n.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wlkllmrsc, 8 a.m. lo G p.m. ;