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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, May 16, 1970. Playgoers Perform Monday At DDF WINNIPEG (CP) - The Dominion Drama Festival's national week-long competition begins Monday, possibly for the last time. While six little theatre groups from across Canada vie for scholarsliips and awards, the festival's 100-member executive will meet to decide the future of the 35-year-old organization. The executive recommended at its annual meeting in Toronto last month that the 1970 festival be the last competitive one on a national level. The festival opens Monday Easterners Delayed At Border By THE CANADIAN PRESS Further delays aire expected today at three points on the United States-Canada border in Ontario as a result of a walkout by Canadian customs amd excise Inspectors protesting working conditions and other issues. The affected ports of entry are Windsor, Sarnia and Fort Erie in southwestern Ontario, all of which reported delays in crossing the border Friday as supervisory personnel attempted to fill the gap. The 130 customs men at Niagara Falls were to be canvassed night with the Playgoers of Lethbridge from Alberta presenting Brendan Behan's Ttie Hostage. Tuesday night, The Carol Players of Labrador City, Nfld., present Spoon River Anthology, a dramatization by Charles' Aidmnn of American poet Edgar Lee Masters' work of the same name. The only Canadian play in this year's festival, Survivors-Survivants, to be presented Wednesday night by Theatre one of Montreal, is also the only representative of Canada'i French-language theatre. The bilingual production is directed by its author, Robert Tembeck. Thursday night's production by the St. Thomas More Players of Hamilton is Peter Nichols's A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, a black comedy about a couple whose only child is a spastic. PRISONERS TAKE PART John Patrick's popular comedy Teahouse of the August Moon, Friday night's offering, features prisoners from Manitoba's Stoney Mountain Penitentiary in the male roles. Another comedy, Murray Schisgal's Luv, staged by I lie Sault Theatre Workshop from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., concludes the festival Saturday night. Adjudicator is Gjy Beaulne, director general of theatre and drama conservatories for Quebec. The executive meeting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. Ted Fielder, one of the festival's five vice-presidents, said In Toronto this week the execu tive members will decide VERBAL FEUD - George Hee� (left), Conservative MP for Prince Edward-Hastfngi, end Finance Minister Edgar Benson clash verbally outside the Commons over the government's anti-inflationary program. Mr. Benson said the Increase of ilx-tenths of one per cent in the April consumer price Index was about half the 1.1-per-cent Increase In April, 1969. This was an encouraging sign that his program was working, he said. But Mr. Hees said the program was not working and should be scrapped and replaced with new program. Reuther "Giant Among Men DETROIT (AP) - Walter P. Reuther was eulogized as "a giant among men" and "an architect of ideas" as his United Auto Workers Union and others paid final tribute to him and his wife. May, in simple funeral services Friday. There were 11 speakers but no religious rites for Reuther, reared a Lutheran, and his wife, reared in Judaism. They and four others died in a union-chartered plane crash in north- swsrsAXS Ss��sM?tts! ,. . competitions, wnetner w uute There was no funeral pi Union, The walkout, started Thursday by the 420 customs men In Windsor, blossomed on the eve of the Victoria Day holiday weekend, when thousands of Canadians customarily bead for the U.S. The flow of traffic into the U.S. was reported near normal -u k  Friday since southbound travel- V fit tit \\tPtlR fere ire not checked through ' *WI/ Canadian customs. . , . . ------ -- -------proces- on a more regional structure sion. The bodies were to be cre- and whether to merge with the mate*v '&>ft,,,,sM, MIXED OUTLOOK - Quebec and Ontario are expected to receive above normal temperature!, while the rest of the country will have near normal to below normal readings during June according to the 30-day weather outlook of the United States weather bureau. Light to heavy precipitation for most of the country, with Ontario and the Prairies receiving moderate rainfall. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 75 ABOVE 19.AA ZERO AT A*,VVflOON SUNRISE SUNDAY 4:41 SUNSET 8:12 PLAYBOY CONVICTED JAKARTA (Reuters) - Playboy Bob Liem, who was accused of cutting up the bodies of his wife and five-year-old son and walling them up in his Hong Kong apartment, was sentenced recently to 20 years in prison. Liem, a 37-year-old Indonesian-Chinese, was described by the chief judge as "a cruel and cold-blooded man." REGULAR DANCE MINUS ONE CLUB POLISH HALL - 13th Street N. Tonight, May 16, 9 p.m.-l a.m. Muilc by BRIDGETOWN TRIO MEMBERS AND GUESTS WELCOME Phone 327-1448 U Education Is A Right Says Brief To Commission Lethbridge..... . 73 48  � Medicine Hat ... . 73 44 Edmonton...... . 73 41 Calgary....... . 67 45 Banff......... . 61 40 Pincher Ci'eek .. . 68 42 ,. Victoria....... . 68 50 Penticton...... . 76 38 Prince George .. . . 56 49 .59 Vancouver ..... . . 73 49 Peace River ... . . 65 47 Prince Albert ... . 68 37 Swift Current ... . 71 43 Moose Jaw ... . . 68 42 Brandon ....... . 54 38 # t 42 t , Winnipeg...... . . 53 36 .09 Thunder Bay . 41 37 .30 Dauphin....... . 59 35 t t White River . 48 39 .43 Toronto....... . 53 48 .47 48 .20 Montreal...... . 64 52 ,. Quebec....... . . 62 44 ,, Fredericton ... . . 64 34 Charlottetown ... . 51 31 St. John's, Nfld. ...40 30 Los Angeles ... . . 88 60 EDMONTON (CP)-The University of Alberta senate approved a brief Friday stating that, with some qualifications, post - secondary education is a right and not a privilege. The brief, approved by a majority, is to be submitted to the Alberta royal commission on educational planning currently hearing submissions at meetings throughout the province. "The ability to pay ought not to be a barrier to post - secondary education though some socio - economic barriers could be a problem," said Dr. George Tuttle, chairman of the committee presenting the brief. Such barriers include "disadvantaged" early schooling and a low estimate of higher education by the social group in 3 ONE YEAR CERTIFICATE FARMERS & MERCHANTS TRUST LETHBRIDGE 309 7th Street S. - Phone 328-5548 Branches at Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Montreal _Member of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Heart Transplant SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 66-year-old English imml grant was described as being in a "satisfactory and stable" condition Friday after becoming die 22nd heart transplant patient at Stanford Medical Centre. Eric Wainwright, from Nottingham, had the transplant Thursday, Dr. Edward Stinson led the surgical team. which the student Is raised, the brief said. The brief also said that post secondary education is only t right if the student has the aca demic ability to achieve at thi educational institute he attends and if such education suits needs and the needs of society, Boiiaveiitiire Too Wide For Mirvish TORONTO (CP) - Even at a mere $250,000, the Canadian aircraft carrier Bonaventure proved to be too big a bargain for Toronto businessman Ed Mirvish. Fourteen feet too big, to be exact. Mr. Mirvish said in an in terview Friday night that he was considering buying the ship from the government until he discovered it is, in places, 90 feet wide, while the St. Lawrence Seaway is only 76 feet wide. He said he was trying to get a price on widening the canal "but of course I'm sure this is going to be out of my reach." I~~ CUP THIS AD WORTH 15% OFF ON ANY TAKE-OUT ORDER OVER $4.50 FREE DELIVERY IN CITY NEW WORLD RESTAURANT DOWNTOWN ON 5th STREET PHONE 327-4025 SYNOPSIS A mass of cold moist air has pushed southward from The Territories to give the northern forecast regions cloudy cool weather today. However, an area of warm dry air will continue the sunny weather in the central and southern regions. FORECASTS LETHBRIDGE: Sunny and continuing warm today and: Sunday. A few scattered showers Sunday afternoon in the foothills. Winds southwesterly 15 and gusty to 40 in the foothills. Low  High Lethbridge 45-80. Medicine Hat: Sunny and continuing warm today and Sunday. Winds southwesterly 15 occasionally gusty to 25 light at night. Low-High at Medicine Hat 45-80. Columbia, Kootenay - Sunny and warm today. Mainly cloudy tonight and Sunday morning, becoming cloudy with a few showers in the afternoon. Light winds. Low tonight and high tomorrow morning at Cran-brook and Castlegar, 38 and 70. GRAIN HANDLING CENTER FOR FEEDERS! BEHLEN Farm and Ranch ELEVATOR * 15' deep x IV wide x 31' tall *5 Overhead Bins and 1 Full Length Bin * BucketElevator Leg with 1,500 Bushel Capacity GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-316S OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway l - Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is mostly bare and in good condition. Banff to Revelstoke is bare and in good condition. Motroists are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Creston - Salmo highway is bare and in good condition. Motorists are asked to watch for fallen rock, deer and caribou. Snow tires or chains are no longer required when travelling in any mountain area. There is a 75 per cent restriction on the following highways: Highway 3 - Fincastle Medicine Hat; Highway 5 - Ma-grath to Cardston; Highway 61 from the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost and one mil� south of Foremost to Manyber-ries; Highway 62 - Magrath to Del Bonita. Effective 7 a.m. April 29 there was a 75 pel cent loading restriction imposed on Highway 23 from th< junction of Highway 3 t< Barons. I ON 5th STREET PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts, 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain effective May 18 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Roose-ville, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to mldnightj Logan Vut, closed. 63 ;