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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta mmj i IIB LB i nvniWE Dateline Alberta Brocket driver killed CALGARY Stanley Gilbert Small of was sentenced .0 eight months in jail Monday 'or causing the death of a Alta. couple through criminal negligence in driving i car. Edith and her son- n-law Wayne James were killed last December when the car in which they were riding was in collision with the Small Legs's vehicle. Court was told Small Legs was on the wrong side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Alta. when the accident occurred. There was evidence he had been drinking prior to the accident. Mr. Justice Neil Primrose also prohibited Small Legs from driving for two years. Trustees want more say CALGARY The Alberta School Trustees' Association has presented a position paper to the provincial government demanding more say in municipal planning. The association says it is concerned about the lack of legislative recognition for school jurisdictions and the provision of educational incorporated in the proposed planning act. authorities must be given the right to be an integral part of the decision making process right from the initial planning the association paper demands that representatives from school boards sit on planning commissions. Youth died of exposure EDMONTON A youth who had consumed alcohol and anti depressent drugs at a party died of not of foul when he went to find help for his car stuck in a a coroner's jury ruled Monday. The six-member jury had been investigating the death on Dec 28 of Alvin Keith of whose body was found Dec. 29 in a farmyard. City income tax BANFF Canadian cities are caught in a tight financial squeeze and may have to adopt local sales or income taxes if they wish to remain independeant of senior a conference on urban government was told here. Dr. J. A. an economist at Hamilton's McMaster warned delegates from civic governments and universities that unless municipalities add new sources of income to their current property more of the jobs they now do may be taken over by provincial or regional governments. The result would be to reduce importance and autonomy of local turning cities into mere administrators of provincial projects GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 45 36 .08 Pincher Creek 44 34 31 Medicine Hat 50 36 .16 Medicine Hat 50 36 .16 Edmonton 56 34 Grande Prairie 57 41 02 Banff........... 48 32 14 Calgary........ 45 35 .25 Victoria 52 43 .16 Penticton___ 60 41 .14 Prince George 56 .36 Kamloops....... 58 43 Vancouver...... 52 42 .34 Saskatoon..... 54 32 Regina 50 28 Winnipeg........ 53 36 Toronto........ 50 44 Ottawa 56 37 Montreal...... 57 42 St. John's....... 38 31 .08 Halifax........ 50 44 .67- Charlottetown 54 44 .54 Fredencton..... 61 44 .14 Chicago 65 47 .14 New York...... 65 42 Miami 81 78 Los Angeles ___ 70 60 Las Vegas...... 90 63 Phoenix 94 65 Athens........ 70 57 Rome......... 72 57 Pans........... 63 46 London......... 64 46 Berlin........ 54 48 Amsterdam..... 59 50 Moscow 43 39 Stockholm 63 46 Tokyo........ 72 57 Medicine Hat Regions Today Mostly cloudy. A few showers. Highs near 55. Cloudy periods. Afternoon showers. Scattered thunder showers by early evening. Lows near 35. Highs near 55. Calgary Region Mostly cloudy. A few afternoon showers. Highs near 55. Mostly cloudy with afternoon showers. Lows near 35. Highs 50 to 55. Kootenay with periods of rain. Lows tonight in the lower 30s. Mainly cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms. Some sunny breaks. Highs lower 50s MISKIN and SOILMOVER SCRAPERS The FARM SCRAPER that 'Does the Job in a 7 YD. MISKIN and 7V2 YD. SOIL MOVER available now at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Cults Hiitanita 1202 PIMM 326-1141 Ports of Times in Mountain Daylight Time opening and closing Carway 7 a.m. to 10 Chief Mountain Coutts open 24 Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 Kingsgate open 24 Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Divorce law retained after bitter campaign Rescued again A man police identified as John of is approached by two policemen Monday near the top of the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. He was brought down after two hours in the rigging of the bridge. The same man had to be talked down from the bridge April 25. Rebels propose peace ALGIERS Rebel leaders from Portuguese Guinea are the first in Portu- gal's three troubled African territories to propose negotiations to end more than a decade of guerrilla warfare against the Lisbon regime. A statement issued here Monday by the diplomatic mission of the Republic of the name the black insurgents have given to the two-thirds of Portuguese Guinea which they said the negotiations with Portugal's new regime can begin or without a But it warned the rebels are aiming for total liberation of our In Portugal's ruling military junta withheld com- ment on the reports. know of the reported a junta spokesman we have no The rebels belong to the African party for the Independence of Guinea- Bissau and the Cape Verde known in Portuguese by the initials and issued the statement after an REJECTED TALKS Independence movements in Angola and Portugal's two other African each larger than Portuguese have rejected talks with the Portuguese junta of Gen. Antonio de Spmola Spinola's which came into power April 25 after saying a military solution to Portugal's African problem is had offered negotiations and proposed that the rebel movements submit the conflict to a vote among the native popu- lations. PAIGC's while demanding did not make it a prerequisite for negotiations. For a ceasefire to precede the rebel group Portuguese forces in Guinea Bissau will have to all operations and aggressive acts against our and regroup in military command centres. PAIGC has gained acceptance at the United Nations and claims Princess ends visit BRANDON Princess Margaret and Lord after three days of helping Winnipeg celebrate its struck another historic note Monday in this western Manitoba city The princess and her husband signed a guest book at Brandon which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this and were cheered loudly by an enthusiastic crowd. The princess and Lord Snowdon were to fly home to England today. Princess Margaret was greeted by university chancellor Stanley who also is NDP member of Parliament for Winnipeg North Centre. The royal party left Winnipeg by train Monday morning for pausing briefly en route in Portage la Prairie to greet about 25 local dignitaries and wave to a crowd at the railway station. Their first stop in Brandon was at the Assiniboine where the princess placed a cornerstone with a symbolic tap of a trowel. the royal couple toured the chatting with the patients and staff before proceeding through streets lined with hundreds of flag-waving children to Brandon University. diplomatic recognition by 34 countries. In military and police patrols circulated in Beira after whites and blacks clashed while radio broadcasts urged the Portuguese news agency ANI reported Gen Francisco da Costa the No 2 Man in Portugal's military was reported to have told a news conference in Beira that Portugal has no intention of expanding the war in which has been going on for a decade. ROME Italians voted by almost a 3-to-2 margin Monday to keep their country's divorce after a bitter referendum campaign. They handed a rebuff to the government and to the Vatican. Immediately after the results were thousands supporting the divorce law jammed Rome's Piazza Navona for a and others swept through the streets of the capital waving banners and We There also were pro-divorce celebrations in Florence and other major cities. The final count of more than 32 million ballots cast showed that or 59.1 per cent of those who went to the polls Sunday and wanted the divorce law re- tained. A total of per it repealed. The outcome could mean serious trouble for the centre- left coalition government of Premier Mariano whose .Christian Democrats strongly advocated doing away with the law. The the most vocal among the groups sup- porting the divorce ap- peared likely to press their claim for a voice in the government. The vote ensured the law's permanence at least through 1979. Italian law prohibits another referendum on the same issue for five years. BISHOPS SOUGHT REPEAL Bishops urged Roman Catholic Church members to vote for repeal of the divorce and Pope Paul said he fully supported the views of his bishops But even in where the bishop is the Pope 68 per cent of the voters supported the divorce law. In the pontiff's home opponents of divorce won to The Vatican issued no immediate comment on the outcome. Enrico secretary of Italy's Communist largest in the hailed the retention of the law as grand victory of reason and Former president Giuseppe a Democratic Social- called the result of the ref- erendum victory of a free people who want to live in freedom in a free country The law permits divorce after a separation of five years. It was enacted by parliament on Dec. first divorce law in more than a century. Until the law was passed only the Vatican's Holy Rota could rule on matrimonial matters. The Christian a church-supported group and Italy's largest political organ- was the only party in the coalition against divorce. Its partners in the Catholic- Marxist governing Socialist and the Democratic Socialist parties campaigned vig- orously for upholding the divorce law. Besides -the Christian the neo-Fascist Italian Social movement also campaigned for repeal of the law. The two days of voting were calm as 88 per cent of an elec- torate of 37.5 million voted on the referendum. The outcome may have been decided by women voters who outnumber men by 1.5 million. The national voting came at a time when Italy's economy had slumped into a deep recession. The government announced last weekend that the cost of living had risen 15.6 per cent in the last 12 months. QUALITY PRODUCTS Instant Printing -------.4 U'liilf Vfa U'Jil Business Forms DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE for HER Black Patent Strap as illustrated for HIM 5 Eyelet Tie in Black or Brown. Platform illus- Open Thursday 9p WORLD OF SHOES 317A Sixth StrMt South Phone 328-9336 Diphtheria alarm can be quelled EDMONTON Alarm surrounding reports of widespread diphtheria in northern Alberta can be quelled if a distinction is made between diphtheria and deputy health minister Dr. William Cochrane said Monday. Dr. Cochrane said there are a few diphtheria cases in isolated northern communities in the Athabasca area and in La about 280 miles northwest of Edmonton. Distinguishing between a diphtheria case and a diphtheria carrier is he said in an interview. A diphtheria case means a diphtheria bacteria can be cultured from the patient who also shows symptoms of the disease. A dipththeria carrier may have the but has no symptoms and a vaccination will prevent the disease from developing. Out of 89 reported carriers in 12 people have he said. volume can make it serious but even- though the bacteria is it won't cause death. efforts at health service in the north means more reports of diphtheria are Dr. Cochrane explaining why statistics of diphtheria cases increases so much from last year. A report tabled in the Commons last week showed diphtheria cases more than doubled between 1972 and from 68 to more than half of which were cases in northern Alberta. But are cases in isolated rather than sweeping any one Dr.. Cochraine explained. The bacteria exists in 80 per cent of the northern Indian and Metis he agreeing with Dr. Bill Watt of the Alberta health department who said in Ottawa Friday that their overcrowded living promotes infection. ;