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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta VfARHER FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 45-50. l.XV No. KB The Lethbridge Herald iE, ALBKHTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS 46 PAGES FOUR SECTIONS TOP SECURITY A Secret Serviceman walks his beat Tuesday on ihe top of the Holy Cross hospilal in Silver Springs, Md. Two floors below Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace is recovering from wounds inflicted by bullets from an assass- in's gun. (AP Wirepholo) ;seed case battle may By GREG McINTYRE Herald Stall Writer EDMONTON7 The provincial government would prefer lo negotiate to get the Canadian wheat board to drnp charges against Alberta farmers accused of exceeding rapeseed quotas, hut will light in the courts if necessary, Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner said Tuesday, Dr. Horner said federal quotas on rapeseed pro- duced and crushed within the province are not con- stitutional. Even if the federal board has jurisdiction, rapeseed is not one of the grains the board has any legai right lo control anyway, he said. Charlie Drain (SC Pincher Crcck-Crowsnest) asked the minister in the legislature what is being done to clear up the "stagnation" and delay in de- livery of rapeseed lo the crushing plant at Lcthbridue. Wheal hoard officers have lilted quota permit books from farmers charged with exceeding quotas, prevent- ing them from legally moving their grain. Dr. Horner said "I have asked the attorney-general lo intercede on (he grounds that these deliveries arc taking place williin Hie province of Alberta to a crushing plant within Alberta and therefore the quotas imposed by Ihe. wheat board are unconstitu- tional." Dr. Horner adder! lhal federal quotas will also have a damaging effect nil Hie expansion of crushing plants planned for two locations in central and northern Alberta. Outside the House, he said "we'd prefer to settle Ihis through negotiations rather than in the courts. The wheat board should he siLling down with Ihe Al- bcrla Grains Commission lo iron the matter out." The agriculture minister said he has urged Olln Lang, the minister responsible for Ihe Canadian whea; board, lo return permit books (.akcn away from Alber- ta rapcsecd producers. Dr. Ilorncr said Ihere is some questfcn as lo the right the wheat board has to control rapeseed since the 1946 Coarse Grains Act, expanding board control from wheat alone, did not include rapeseed. PINCIIEU PROTEST Mr Drain raised Ihe matter in ihe legislature be- cause of a Idler from a tanner in his Pincher Creek constituency. F H. Briidcr. who wnile "I would like In register objection lo any quotas nn rapcsecd deliverer! lo crushing planls. olher competing crops arc not under quota and I fed rapeseeii falls into (he same categoiy. "My rapeseed is grown under contract with West- ern Canadian Seed Processors in Lethbridge. It docs not enter the elevator syslem or take terminal space. It does not require, rail cars or use railway facilities. It is (rucked ciireclly to Ihe planl." Mr. Rruder said "ilie. existing system restricts me from marketing my rapesecd and thereby deprives me of income." Session luking loll EDMONTON" (CP1 The current session of the. Albcrln legislature., rapidly approaching a record lor longevity, is beginning lo lake ils loll of tired members. Gordon Taylor (SC Ihe dean of tho House, rebelled Tuexlay when committee study of gov- ernment spending estimates dragged on past midnight during I he legislature's '.'lilh night silling. "I don't think it's fair lo expect members fo carry on fi reasonable, and sensible debate nl one o'clock in Ihe Mr Taylor said as the commiKeo tlrlved inlo Ihc rnpilal spending of Ihe dc- parlmnil "I'm Mirp all members will agrpp we don'l, do our best work at. one o'clock in the. morning." The House adjourned nl a.m. MOT The legislature now has sal lit days, seven short of the linio rrcord of .Vi, and has eslablisbed a rec- ord for the number of night sittings in n session. It is already the. second longest session In the province's hi.sLnvy, Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, May 22, a statutory holiday in observance of Vic- toria Day. Display advertisements lo appear Tuesday, May 23. must, be at The Herald by noon Fri- day, May ]9, and lor Wednes- day, May 24, by a.m. Sat- urday. Classified advertisements re- ceived up to a.m. Satur- day will appear in the Tues- day, May 23 edition. firm Western Canadian Seed Pro- cessors of Lethbridge has pur- chased Ihe controlling interest of Stafford Foods Ltd. of To- ronto, president Hugh Michael confirmed today. Control was acquired through the purchase of shares from president John Stafford, representing about 68 per cent of the outstanding shares. Price was not disclosed. Stafford sales last year amounted lo S9 million and Western Canadian net saJes to- talled 1G.G million. Stafford has 300 employees at its Toronto and Hamilton planls and Western Canadian Seed has 190 at its Lethbridge operation. The marriage will provide a formidable sales force in flic Canadian food business, said Mr. Michael, and will consid- erably assisl both compa- nies in srfes and profits. Stafford, which is recognized as the pioneer in Canadian in- stitutional food business, has distribution points in Vancou- ver. Edmonton. Calgary, Win- nipeg, Montreal, M o n c t o n, Hamilton and Toronto. Gov I. starts ouii mail sendee EDMONTON (CP1 The Ai- berla government will bypass Ihe postal service lo get around delays in the mail lhat are hurt- ing efficiency, Provincial Treas- urer Gordon Minicly announced lie said Ihe government has Initialed ils own courier sen-ice between Ihe province's f'.vo major centres, Edmonton and Calgary, to improve communi- cations government agencies and departments in the hvo localions. The "same-day" service will result in a savings of to flOO.OOO a year on poslagc and handling costs. Mr. Minicly said in a slalemcnl. lie did no! say, however, whal Ihe. courier serv- ice would lie said lhat in some cases delivery of mail is being do- bycd In Ilio poinl where dcparl- menlal efficiency is being af- (eclcd. The iiovenuncnl will use regu- lar scheduled runs between the cities by Uximis Courier Hcrv Ice. Maimed Wallace SILVER SPRING, lid. (AP) Cicotge C. Wallace, elalecl by smashing presidential primary triumphs in -Michigan ami Maryland, s h owed continued improvement from gunshot wounds today. A medical hulleun giving Uie lalcsl word on the condition or Ihe Alabama governor, partially paralysed since being hit by bulleLs Monday during an elec- tion rally, said: "The governor spent a com- fortable night. He is very alcrl and aware of his surroundings. He is reading the paper avidly. He is continuing to improve. All of his bodily functions are nor- mal and stable. "Paralysis of the legs re- mains unchanged. "AL Ihis time, despite reports to the contrary, the exact na- ture of injury to the spinal cord cannot he determined until sur- gery is performed." The bulletin, issued by Dr. Jo- seph Schanno. appeared lo chal- 'pnge published reports thai Wallace already faced perma- nent paralysis from Ihe hips because of damage to the spinal column. REPORTS UNFOUNDED Billy Joe Camp. Wallace's press secretary, told a reporter that the reports are "un- founded" Camp said the governor had asked him this morning (o get Ihe latest vole totals from the two primaries. "He was in good Camp said. FINEST HOUR Maryland and Michigan vot- ers have given Wallace's presi- dential campaign its finest hour Tuesday, and lus managers are mapping new contests on be- half of their wounded candi- date, hoping lo deadlock the Democratic national conven- tion. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota was resuming loday the c a m p a i g n he suspended ivhen Wallace was shot; Sen. George McGovern of South Da- kota said he would take up the race again Thursday. Wallace received 59 per cent of Ihe Democratic vole in Michigan lo score his first. Northern victory ns a pres- idential campaigner, and par- Jayed that ivith a 39-per-cent victory showing in Maryland. Meanwhile, Arthur Herman Bremer. the 21-year-old, while Milwaukee man accused of wounding Wallace lour or five times with a .SB-calibre pistol, remained in I h e Baltimore Counly jail under 5200.000 fed- eral bail, lie was arrested min- utes after the shooting. Dumping probe WASHINGTON (CP) An in- vcsligal.ion (o discover whether Canadian aluminum ingot im- at a whopping million in the 13-month pe- riod ending last being dumped on the United Stales market was announced loriay by the treasury depart- ment. is Die second-largest case Ihe treasury has undertaken. The largest involved television imports from Japan. Despite a series of anti-dump- ing actions againsl Canada in recent months, n treasury spokesman denied the U.S. was concent ml iug prcwire on Cun- had been in fcomc Canadian quarters. All hough trade relations wilh Canada have been sensitive of late, t.hc spokesman, an official concerned wilh enforcement of Ihe anti-dumping law, said: "The idea of trying to zero in on n particular country has never been considered." "T h i s is coincidental. U docsn'l relate lo olher trade, problems." Most of Canndn'.s aluminum ingol cinncs from Quebec and Urilish Cnlinnbin. Spanvood man road virlim SWT.HKHIN, SASK. i CP i- Hirlianl P. Dodge. of Spar- vuiod, K.C., formerly of Rnso- Inwii. Sn.sk., wns killed here. iry recommends aw DEFY LINES Two nurses exchange shouls with striking non-medical workers of Monlreal St. Jean de Dieu hospital after the employees blocked entrance to the inslilu- lion. Helped by a Montreal policeman, the two nurses crossed the line. QUEBEC (CP> Fistfipbls broke out at a rally of lion workers in Monlreal early today as supporters and oppo- nents o[ Quebec labor protests clashed over the issue of a ro- Lurn-Lo-work. Three men were beaten up sL Lhe 7 a.m. rally in a Montreal arenr parking lot before 50 mo- s EDMONTON (CP) "It's all over, then." Reg Parnell of Edmonton, bis eyes red and full, had just been told by an UCMP corporal that a search party found tlie body of his nine year old daughter, Linda, in n slouph about half a mile from her home. Linda had been missing since April when she left home on an errand to a store for her mother. The search parly was formed Tuesday dflernoon when her boots and Hie small package of soap she was lo buy were found by a farmer whose field is near [lie city residential dis- tricl where Linda lived. "WALKED OIT" Police said the girl apparent- ly "walked of her rod rubber in Ihe Ilien- mudcly field. She fonntl about ards a way. fare down in the slough and is bc- lievcd to have drowned. The boots, standing upright b u 1 wilh Ibo bolt o m s partly cred by soil, wore found by Thoinns Opalinski, while harrowing Ibe field. Linda's was the second body of an Edmonton resident found within the last month. Remains of Mary Ann PleU. a real estate agenl and mother of two, were found April 19 near Fort. Assiniboinc. 17> miles norlbeasi of Edmonton. She was last seen alive Sept. cause of her death was unknown. Seen and heard About town Leo Singer and Svrn Erickscn bus- ily discussing their "good old bakery days" in Calgary ,1 i ni expressing amazement, lhat Hie Kalispcll Chamber if Commerce presi- derl could understand whal Lp.lhbridge Chamber presi- dent Tern- Bland was saying "because ve'vo Iwcu Irving to figure out what he says for nine mouihs police broke up the figmiug. Later, police escorted con- struction workers lo another arena in suburban across the St. Lawrence River, where a strike vote was Lo be held later in Uie day. Elsewhere in Die province, rocked by more than a week of turmoil over Ihe jailing of three top labor leaders, there wore contradictory indications that, some workers want Lo end illegal strikes, occupations and demonstrations and others want the actions continued. Thirty-three labor union offi- rials, about half of them women, were to try again Loday lo t'.nlcr jail hero after failing to do sn Tuesday because of a technicality. Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quclte told the national assem- bly Tuesday that 117 persons have been arrested so far in IJIG wave of unrest and charged with intimidation, threats, van- dalism and assault. He .siltl police will not tolerate intimidation of thrjse wbo wished Lo end Ibe m'olrst.v About two-thirds of the con- struction workers at the Mont- real rally indicated by a show of bands that they warned lo end Ibe walkout A handful indi- cated they wanted it continued. Tuesday nirjii, there were, .MM no indiral o! growing supporl. for an end lo tin: pio- lesls. Abou! 5n const me! ion workers paraded downtown with plac- ards reading "Down with the btrike. I'p wiih i Premier Rob- nges OTTAWA fCP) Legaliza- tion of simple possession of can- or recommended in a majorily re- port by (he Le Dain inquiry' into non-medical drug use, tabled Wednesday in (he Commons. Three of the five commission- ers, including Chairman Gerald Le Dain, recommended repeal of the present p r o h i h i I i o n againsl simple possession of cannahis. Two others differed. Marie-Andree Bertrand, an associate professor of criminol- ogy at Lhe University of Mont- real, recommended a system of legal distribution comparable lo the way alcohol now is sold. Ian L. Campbell, dean of arts nt Sir George Williams Univer- sity, Montreal, recommended that possession of marijuana or hashish still he prohibited, with fines of S25 for first offenders and S100 for repealers. I'liGE OTHER CHANGES Seven olher changes in laws were recommended by ihe ma- jorily report: penally for traf- ficking in cannabis or posses- sion for trafficking should be five years upon indiclment con- is, before a judge and jury. It should be W months upon summary fore a magislrate or judge only. There should be options for ei- ther method and for paying lines. should exclude distribution, "without exchange of lhal involves only the amount consumable on a single individual occasion. person charged with pos- session of cannabis for Ihe pur- poses of trafficking should he required to "make pi oof which carries on a preponderance of evidence or a balance of proba- bilities." It should be sufficent to show "reasonnble doubi" as to intent to traffic. and exporting of cannabis should be included in the definition of trafficking but "it might be appropriate to make them subject lo somewhat higher maximum penalties." of c a r. n a b i s should be subject to the same penalties as trafficking hut not be punishable unless the cultiva- tion is shown lo be for Iraffick- ing. Again, a reasonable doubt should be taken info account. should have power to seize and confiscate cannabis and plants unless the possession or ciillii-aUon is authorized for legal scientific or olher pur- poses. 'Mi, Prime Ministers Warden here! About those 3 labor leaders we've got...' OTTAWA (CP) The govern- in c.n I look ils finl Tuei-day lo-.vard limiting Herho'i cxp-.'n ses, assisting candidates and giving .some relief lo cam- paign contributors, but [here arc no plans lo disclose who contributors arc. A awaited bill lo dual with campaign expenses was in- troduced in the Commons Tues- day and, under it. parlies would be. required lo filo andilrd state- ments outlining all income and expenses. II is not rxivcird Ihr bill will he in force in lime fnr Ihe next rleclinn, exprclcd this Tbr conlrihulors would be de- scribed in categories- -corpoi a- lions. individuals, rlc.-- hu( (here would be. no individual Idenlifiealion. In producing the bill, nn amendment to the Canada Klre- tion.v Act, Ibe government relied heavily nn re.search by a nuksido committee, headed by Montreal lawyer Alphonsc fiar- brau. and lo a derjrce. nn a Commons cumrniKec shidy last vejir .SrciiKSTlON A( CKPTKI) The government accepted the. Barbeau committee's suggestion that the names of contributors, should nol be made grounds lhal donations could dry up, thai there could be hnr- from olher parlies and lhat i( could seriously affect Ihe Iradiliona! secrecy of the, ballot. looked nt it very care- said Prhy Council dcnl Allan after the bill was inlrodncod. New Democrat Lender David Lewis loM reporters Ihe legisla- tion should require (he disclo- sure of campaign ronlrilmlnrs. "To Ihe exlcnl lhal il dnOMi'l, Ibis bill is Mow what's ho said. I'nder Ihe logislalion, thn tunounL ol inouey UioL can bo spent on television and radio ad- be limited. It the n'eunirinndalion of Ihe roininiilee in ing thai every TV station, radio si a! inn and cable TV service production faciliucd would Ix? required lit provide iPj hours lime. This time would be appor- tioned among the parlies by the Canadian Radio-Television Com- mission. While, broadra.slprs would lie prohibited from selling addi- tional lime, they would be able. lo donate il free provided il wi'nl In all parlies under HIP. same formula. In addition, individual candi- dates would be guaranteed a niinimum amounl of advertising lime under a formula bused on Ihe number of rirNiluencies covered by Ibe broadcaster and aijreomenl.s by Llio candidates thcinsclvc.s. There would be no rwlriciion on ncwspajicr Mr, MacJCarhri) r-air] 1'V nr.d radio advcrli.-.inr; rcprescnl I he ''escalating aspec! of campaign and this is restric- tions are piuposed in this area. There are general restrictions on Ihe- amounts a eandiriale may spend nn paid aiherlising gnu-rally-si for ihe first Ifi.lKK) voters in bis riding, cents for Hip next iD.fHH) and '2ri rents for the number of electors over 25.000. Twenly-five per cent of this allowable eusl b? back lo the candidate, from Hie public purse, provided he re- ceives 20 per cent of Ihe popular vole. Conlribulors lo political par- lies would receive a lax credit [if (ini'-lbinl of any The maNimmn credit would wliich would IKJ on n con- Lributlonof. JI.WO. ;