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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, May 14, 19VO Passenger Train Service Is Cut In B.C. Areas Stand-And-Fight Order Is Ignored VANCOUVER (CP) CP Rail said Wednesday it has been forced to curtail passenger train service in British Columbia be- cause of a shortage of train crews resulting from employ- ees booking of sick. Just before the company statement, Mr. Justice W. R. Mclntyre of the B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a company ap- Students Go To Barber By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some United States college students are getting haircuts and shaving off beards and moustaches in an attempt to im- prove their image while carry- ing anti-war petitions from door to door. More than SO war protesters at San Jose, Calif., State Col- lege had their beards shaved off and long hair1 trimmed to "standard" length T u e s da y. Four professional barbers did it free. "We thought turning skinhead would be the supreme sacrifice, but it's really working said Lou Solitske, a senior. "The only way we are going to get this war he said "is to get off campus and start mobilizing people and we can do it better if we don't offend ordinary people with our appearance." Reports from many U.S. cities Indicated the idea of being clean-shaven and neatly bar- bered gaining favor. STRIKES CONTINUE Meanwhile, student strikes and demonstrations against U.S. participation in the Indochina war continued on many cam- puses Wednesday. Most protests were peaceful. The student strike information centre at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., reported 267 schools on strikes of indefinite length. The centre had reported 286 schools on strike Tuesday. A U.S.-wide survey showed only 14 schools officially closed. Banks Give Kickbacks To Dealers TORONTO (CP) A con- sumer credit conference was told here that Canadian banks have been so anxious for con- sumer loans that some bank "credit managers have given car dealers kickbacks in return for business. R. G. MacCormick, Ontario's registrar of used car dealers, told delegates at the conference sponsored by banking associa- tions that when his department learns of such deals "action is taken against the credit mana- ger immediately." Mr. MacCormick said: "A lot of the complaints my depart- ment receives involves irrespon- sible credit granters-banks as well as other lenders. The ques- tion is how to make them more responsible." A. I. Robinson, supervisor of the Toronto-Dominion Bank's personal loan department, have our share of dis- honest employees. "Of course, the credit mana- ger is fired immediately when we find out about it." plication for an extension to an injunction granted last week re- quiring employees who have booked off sick to return to work. The United Transportation Union had asked for dismissal of the ex parte injunction pro- hibiting union members from booking off. They are protest- ing brake test procedures on new unit trains hauling coal from the East Kootenays to the Roberts Bank dcepsea port, 20 miles south of Vancouver. The men began booking off last Tuesday on the lower main- land and the "sick-off" has spread to several areas of the province including Cranbrook, Kamloops and Revelstoke. It remains a moot point as to how many conductors, train- men arid engineers are involv- ed. Union members said Wednes- day about 450 are off, claiming safety checks are inadequate on the brakes of the automated coal t r a i n s. The Union would make no official statement. A company spokesman said he knew of only 100 men in- volved. "We are pretty fiercely hit but the spokesman said. "We have a shortage of crew and are using supervis- ory personnel." "As a result of the shortage, he said, CP passenger trains have been discontinued in B.C. The passenger terminus now is Calgary. He said passengers travelling east from here are taken by plane to Calgary where they board the train and those com- ing west are flown to Vancouv- er. GRAIN TRAINS ROLLING The CPR spokesman denied reports that the dispute is spreading to trainmen in Al- berta and affecting trains car- rying wheat for export. In B.C., he said, the coal trains to Roberts Bank are run- ning up to 12 hours late and delays along the 700-mfle route are increasing. The rail workers claim there is an initial brake inspection in the Kootenays but following the rotation of cars during coal dumping at Roberts Bank another check should be made. The union said the company originally agreed to this but re- neged once operations began a few weeks ago. The employees said much of the coal Mauling is through high- ly populated areas and a brake failure could cause a serious mishap. The company spokesman said CP has offered to check the brakes elsewhere but "the union men seem to want it at Roberts Bank." Meanwhile an official 'of the federal labor department said Wednesday in Ottawa that fed- eral mediators are attempting to "fix up deal" in the dis- pute. WASHINGTON, (AP) Com- munist troops hi Cambodian sanctuaries failed to follow a stand-and-fight order, a United States defence department spokesman said Wednesday. He said the Communist com- mand in the area sent out such an order early in the South Viet- namese-United States drive into ie North Vietnamese and Viet Cong base areas. So far, there's been no the spokesman said, de- scribing the resistance as light and sporadic. The matter came up when re- porters asked the spokesman about reports that at least two Communist regiments lied ahead of advancing American and South Vietnamese troops in the Fish Hook area of Cam- bodia. Jerry Friedheim, deputy as- sistant defence secretary, said Action Taken At Missoiila MISSOULA, Mont. versify of Montana president Robert Pantzer, in a letter to the State Board of Regents, state legislators, the U.M. coun- cil of 50 alumni officers, says he took action to prevent per- sonal injury and property dam- age during last week's student strike. The president said most fac- ulty members decided to go on as usual, and all were ex- pected to meet with their class- es or find substitutes. Pantzer said only minor con- cessions were made to students and only after deliberate con- sideration of alternatives and consequences. BEST-OMILK (Lethbridge) Proudly Introduces Best-O-Milk New Powdered Milk Sensation "Spray Dried" expressly for your Drinking Pleasure! -SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY 12 qls. Skim (tastes like 12 qls. Partially Skim (richer taste) Special milk mixing container Regular 4.80 Value. LIMITED TIME ONLY 3 .98 1. Cuts Milk Billj in Half. 2. Air-Tight Flavour Sealed Quart 3. Guaranteed Fresh for 1 year. 4. Completely Soluable. 5. Never ony need to Mix Half ond Half. For Enquiries and Free Phone 328-7114 Brought to you through thfi co-operation of Modo-Lancl Dairies Ltd. there were about two Commjn- ist regiments in that region when the attacks from South Vietnam began April 30. He said he was unable to tell whether their failure to put up a major fight was the result of a breakdown in communications or defiance of orders. If there was disobedience, this could be a significant develop- ment, possibly reflecting low morale or fighting qualities. Friedheim would not say how officials knew about the staitd- and-flght order, but obviously Communist communications are monitored closely. Administration officials say the supplies seized in Commun- ist depots uncovered in Cam- bodia mil be difficult to replace before the coming rainy season and will substantially inhibit Communist operations until next fall. Tretty Sneaky DeaF EDMONTON (CP) Per- mission for an oil company to drill a gas well on the edge of Cypress Hills Provincial Park will be temporarily withheld pending cabinet level talks of numeral exploration in provin- cial parks, the department of lands and forests said Wednes- day. Dr. J. Donovan Ross, lands and forests minister, said the question will be raised in the cabinet next week. It will in- volve the policy of whether mineral exploration would be permitted in provincial parks from now on. Earlier, the president of the Alberta Fish and Game Asso- ciation said the provincial gov- ern m en t was conducting "a pretty sneaky'deal" in one of its parks, Gordon Peel of Edmonton said the government has sold an oil and gas exploration lease in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park to the CanadaJMontana Gas Co. Ltd. for acres. More than half of the total is in Cypress Hills Park. The lease was granted last December. by the minister of niines and minerals without ben- efit of legislative or public de- bate. The southeastern provin- cial park should really be given wilderness park status, Mr. Peel said. he said. "The Pro- vincial Parks Act is very stringent, in fact it is written tighter than is the national parks act. "But they (the provincial cab- inet) are ignoring the parks act." The first test hole is sched- uled June 6.. Dr. J. Donovan Ross, lands QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC 324 Slh St. S. Ph. 328-7684 Above Capitol Furniture EDDY DIETRICH, C.D.M. and forests minister, said he is looking into the matter. Mr. Peel said his member group will request that the provincial government "live up to the terms of legislation regarding provincial parks." U.K. TKADE AT DEFICIT LONDON (Reuters) Brit- ain's overseas trade in April showed a deficit of the worst figure since July, 1969, the government announced Wednesday. British exports were up to reach a record but imports rose by to reach also a rec- ord. Smitty's Pancake House Franchise Available Excellent location in Marathon Development in City of Lethbridge to be open about Oclo- ,ber, 1970. Cash required approximately Capital investment returned in ap- proximately four years. 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