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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Towday, May 18, 1971 Opposition blasts Benson on unemployment issue HOME TO ROOST - Russian trawlen gather alongside mother ship of the Russian fishing fleet with their catch Monday off Cape Cod. American lobster boats in the area are complaining the trawlers are cuttnig across areas where they have laid out lobster pots and causing considerable damage to gear. A U.S. delegation will meet at sea Wednesday with the commander of the Russian fishing fleet in hopes of ending the conflict between the Russian trawlers and American fishermen. No specific plan wage controls says for price. Sharp OTTAWA (CP) - Finance Minister Edgar Benson Monday faced anotiier barrage of opposition questions about unemployment and Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said the government should support the establishment of a body for short-term economic forecasting to prevent the minister from "making a fool of himself." Max Saltsman (NDP-Waterloo) said Mr. Benson should find out the reasons for the latest "extraordinary" increase in unemployment rather than "making phoney excuses." Unemployment rose by1 9,000 in Canada last month-during a period when it normally drops. Mr. Stanfield asked whether the increase changes Mr. Benson's forecast for the rest of the year. The minister said it does not. It was still expected that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate would show a decline over the remainder of the year. ALREADY EXIST When the Opposition leader asked whether the government would support the establishment of a group for short-term economic forecasting, Mr. Benson said there are already such units. The one at the University of Toronto comes up with substantially the same forecasts as the government, he said. Mr. Saltsman, saying Mr. Benson greeted last month's un- Grain producers decision needed OTTAWA (CP) - The government doesn't have a "cut-and-dried" plan but could choose from several methods should price and wage controls become necessary, Acting Prime Minister Mitchell Sharp said in the Commons Monday. He and Finance Minister Edgar Benson faced several questions about government plans to deal with the cost of living. Mr. Sharp told John Lundri-gan (PC - Gander-Twillingate) the government is studying price and wage controls. Mr. Lundrigan, maintaining that Prime Minister Trudeau had divulged the existence of a "contingency plan" to impose such controls, asked assurance $250 fines assessed EDMONTON (CP) - Fines up to $250 were assessed here to four city news vendors after they pleaded guilty to charges of having obscene matter for sale. Provincial Judge Carl Rolf fined Tower News $250 and each of the three outlets of the Klondike Smoke and Gift Shops $200. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 At the same time George Edwin Dennett and Harry Moses Cutler of Pipeline News Ltd., charged with possession of obscene material for the purposes of distribution, were each fined $250. Charges against the managers of the four vendors, who had pleaded guilty, were withdrawn by the crown. M. E. Adam, crown prosecutor, said outside the court it was the crown's intention- to charge the companies involved not the managers because they often were "not really involved and haven't taken an active part." that "it won't be sprung on the country like the War Measures Act." He was called to order. New Democrat Leader David Lewis asked whether Mr. Benson and his advisers have projected the likely curve of prices for the rest of this year. BENSON, HEES TANGLE Mr. Benson said his expectations would be outlined in the budget. He and George Hees (PC-Prince Edward Hastings) t a n-gled over how fast the cost of living is rising. Mr. Hees said that based on increases in the first three months of 1971, the rate would be 7.9 per cent this year. He asked whether the government intends to have the prices and incomes guides of 18 months ago reintroduced, or did it plan other measures. Mr. Benson said the increase was 1.9 per cent for the year ended in April. Mr. Hees had made an "obvious error." Mr. Hees repeated the 7.9 figure, said costs have been rising steadily, and asked whether Mr. Benson will "continue to do nothing." OTTAWA (CP) - The government will not give the Canadian wheat board authority to market flax, rye or rapeseed unless producers of those grains clearly approve such a move, the Commons was told Monday. Otto Lang, minister responsible for the board, made the promise as he opened debate on a government bill amending the Canadian Wheat Board Act and giving the government authority to place the three grains under the board. The board now markets wheat, oats and barley. Today the opposition takes charge of Commons business as MPs debate a New Democrat motion calling on the government to take immediate emergency economic measures to achieve high employment. Monday, opposition speakers approved the principle of producer consent, but two New Democrat members said such consent already has been made evident and urged the government to exercise the powers in the bill. Conservative speakers opposed using the bill's authority. "It is my clear view that no change in regard to any of the grains should be made without the fullest producer consent. the consent of the producers should be obtained in the clearest possible fashion before any change is contemplated," said Mr. Lang. SAYS DESIRE SHOWN Les Benjamin (NDP-Regina Lake Centre) said western producers already have demon- strated clearly their desire to have the three grains under the wheat board and the government should have made a definite commitment to do so. He challenged the government and the Conservatives to take a clear stand for or against an orderly public marketing system for Canadian grains. New Democrats had been urging formation of a public system far at least 25 years but Liberals and Conservatives had tried to evade the issue by mix ing public and private aspects of marketing. Mr. Lang said more information on alternate marketing systems is necessary before the government can come to a decision. Some producers had asked for a pool system where they would not have to contend with the present system of fluctuating prices. "The other serious problem that afflicts some of these non-board-marketed grains is whether the price is set in manner that is fair to the producers or whether some returns are obtained elsewhere in the system at their expense This is a further question that requires constant study and considera tUrn." employment increase with "sur- j prise and ignorance," asked! whether he had yet arrived at an explanation for the rise. Mr. Benson said the explanation was in the figures released by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. It was at this point that Mr. Saltsman said the minister should consider the reasons rather than making what he called phoney excuses. David Orlikow (NDP-Winnipeg North) asked whether Mr. Benson's department is consulting various regions of the country, particularly the Maritimes, before planning the budget. There were reports that there was a decrease in construction planned for the year. Mr. Benson said Canadian housnig starts in April totalled 250,000, the highest in history. John Lundrigan (PC-Gan der-Twillingate) suggested that the minister, in an effort to eliminate uncertainty, introduce tax change legislation in the next few days rather than wait for the budget. Mr. Benson has said that tax legislation will be introduced with the b u d g e t Kidnappers seek leftists release ITEXACOI TEXACO 'BONUS1 SPECIAL $1.40 or Case �f 24 Bottles (6V1-01. Size) Plus Deposit of 55c with every $3.00 Purchase of Gasoline at the following Participating Dealers: Lakeview Texaco Northway Texaco Dundee Texaco Short Stop Texaco El Rancho Texaco 'EXTRA BONUS' SPECIAL TEXACO OUTBOARD MOTOR OIL Case Of 12 Quarts $7.69 PER CASE WITH EVERY $3.00 PURCHASE OF GASOLINE. Rescue centre to be moved EDMONTON (CP)-The department of national defence today announced plans to relocate the nucleus of its search and rescue organization to Ed monton from Winnipeg. "Feasibility studies have indicated . . . operations could best be co-ordinated from the Edmonton headquarters as it is? more centrally located with respect to major air incidents in the squadron's area of. re sponsibility," the department said in a news release. Since 1948 Winnipeg has been the central base for the armed forces Rescue Co-ordination Centre and its working arm, 440- Transport and Rescue Squadron. Aircraft of other units stationed at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg would be able to assist operations in the Manitoba area and fill the gap left by the relocation of the squadron The RCC will have completed its move by Aug. 1, while 400 squadron is expected to be come fully operational out of Namao, just north of Edmonton, Oct. 15. Forest fire situation improves EDMONTON (CP) - The department of lands and forests reported 46 forest fires burning out of control, today, an improvement' from last week. A total of 123 fires are burn ing, said a department spokesman, but 68 have been controlled and nine are under partial control. At the end of last week, there were 122 fires, about 70 out of control. Cool weather on the weekend was attributed with improving the situation but the fire hazard throughput the province is high to extreme. sometime next month, probably Friday, June 18. , Outside the House, Mr. Benson said that ordinarily there would have been 150,000 new jobs in April but there were only 50,000 last month. The same thing had happened in the spring of 1967 and it was difficult to explain. Other economic indicators were on the upswing, he said. Gross national product figures for the first quarter would soon be available. They would be strong. Housing starts, consumer credit, factory shipments and other economic pointers were rising-a good sign. Jobs would be created as the trend took hold. [email protected]?s gift MONTREAL (CP) - A yellow snowmobile from Quebec was among the gifts selected for Prime Minister Trudeau to present to his Russian hosts during his 11-day visit to the 1 U.S.S.R , the snowmobile manu-1 facturer announced Monday. Riverbed blocked by landslide CASSELMAN, Ont. (CP) - A landslide carried hundreds of tons of earth, rocks and trees into the South Nation River about four miles north of here Monday, blocking the riverbed. One report said about 50 acres of farmland, mostly from the south bank, had c 011 a p s e d, "burying" the river. There were no casualties but some cattle are missing. Marcel Leroux of Casselman, about 20 miles northeast of Cornwall, Ont., estimated that 30 to 35 acres of his 85-acre farm on the south bank of the river were lost in the slide. Albert Benson, who has a 200 acre farm on the north bank, said he lost five or six acres. He said he heard a loud crack shortly after midnight Sunday, but it was raining at the time and he thought it was thunder. He did not investigate until the next morning. Witnesses Monday said the riverbed was a mass of mud, upturned trees and rocks. There were no reports of flooding although the river was reported to be backed up behind the slide. ISTANBUL (AP) - The Turkish government waged a war of nerves today with leftist terrorists who held Israeli Consul-General Ephraim Elrom captive aud threatened to kill him unless the government released all "so-called revolutionaries." Elrom's kidnappers from the Turkish People's Liberation Army said if their demand was not met by 5 p.m. Thursday-8 a.m. MST-the 58-year-old Israeli would face a firing squad. The government replied that unless Elrom was released immediately it would enact a retroactive law permitting death sentences for kidnappers, all those harboring them and those failing to tell police of their whereabouts. It was believed this would apply to some 30 persons arrested in roundups since martial law was proclaimed April 26. Deputy Premier Sadi Kocas also announced that all persons known to have any connection with the People's Liberation Army and other revolutionary groups would be arrested imme diately. Several hundred leftists already had been arrested in the last three weeks. Elrom was a member of the Israeli police force for 27 years and was one of the chief interrogators of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. His assignment to Istanbul two years ago was his first diplomatic post. He was kidnapped by four youths who entered his apartment building soon after noon Monday and seized the residents of a downstars flat, a janitor, and nine other persons who called at the building in the next hour. When Elrom returned from his office for lunch, they knocked him out with a pistol butt, covered his head with sheet, and bundled him into small sedan. Captured members of the People's Liberation Army have said their objective is the overthrow of the present government and its replacement by a Marxist regime without "imperialist" ties, meaning an end to Turkey's membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Telegraph rate increase sought Plan new UI offices OTTAWA (CP) - Between 60 and 65 new unemployment Insurance offices are to be established in principal centres across Canada, Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey told the Commons Monday. Responding 10 opposition questions, Mr. Mackasey of-fered an assurance the new offices will be located where they will do the maximum amount of good and that "political parti-j sanship" will not be a factor. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE Weather and road report 12:00 NOON M ABOVE �� ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 4:42 SUNSET 8:15 H Lethbridge.......50 Pincher Creek ... .46 Waterton....... 44 Medicine Hat .... 51 Edmonton....... 56 Grande Prairie ... 65 Jasper.......... 55 Banff........... 50 Coronation.......54 Calgary......... 51 Victoria......... 65 Pentictpn........ 67 Prince George ... .59 Cranbrook.......58 Kamloops........69 Vancouver.......57 Saskatoon....... 57 Regina..........55 Winnipeg........54 Toronto......... 74 Ottawa..........73 Montreal.........67 St. John's........ 58 Halifax.......... 50 Charlottetown .... 50 Fredericton...... 49 Chicago......... 89 .07 .07 .01 .02 .09 07 New York 80 L Pre 41 .54 37 32 31 34 39 18 33 40 34 47 37 29 41 41 42 28 24 32 50 50 46 .07 42 .01 46 1.32 41 .34 44 .06 67 50 .15 Miami.......... 81 Los Angeles...... 88 Las Vegas....... 72 Rome........... 81 75 58 47 50 50 46 63 52 52 35 61 Paris........... 68 London.......... 63 Berlin.......... 90 Amsterdam...... 66 Moscow......'.. . 68 Stockholm....... 48 Tokyo...........68 FORECAST Lethbridge - Today: Cloudy with occasional show* ers. Clearing this evening Lows near 40. Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the high 60s. Medicine Hat - Today: Cloudy periods. Lows near 40. Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the high 60s. Calgary - Today: Cloudy, clearing this evening. Chance of a shower over the foothills. Lows in the high 30s. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Columbia  Kootenay -Today: Mostly cloudy, clearing tonight. Wednesday: Sunny and a little warmer. Highs today 65-Wednesday near 70. Lows tonight 3040. Cooks complain EDMONTON (CP) - The Canadian Federation of Cooks has complained to the federal and provincial governments' that lack of legislation of rain imum trades qualifications is hurting the hospitality industry. Unskilled labor, unable to find jobs elsewhere, is flowing into the industry and depriving persons who want to work permanently in the industry from obtaining positions, Ed Consen-heim,'national secretary of the federation, said today in letters to both governments. The federation also said that Canada Manpower is another "bureaucratic institution" which prefers computer selection to iw*mi�1 ivmimrt. OTTAWA (CP) - CN-CP Telecommunications filed new tariffs Monday with the Canadian Transport Commission for rate increases on telegraph messages within Canada. The companies said in a joint statement the rate increases are being sought to provide additional revenues of $1.2 million to offset partially losses of $6.6 million incurred in 1970. Rising costs and declining volumes of message traffic were the reasons attributed for the new rate increase, scheduled to go into effect June 28. The last increase was in 1967. 19-year~old will carry Liberal banner EDMONTON (CP) - James Tanner, 19, a university student, was nominated by the Liberal party to contest Edmonton Whitemud in the next provincial general election. Mr. Tanner is the son of Aid. B. C. Tanner, president of the Alberta Liberal party. The new tariff must be approved by the CTC before going into effect. The new rate structure Is based on a zone system. RAISED 10 CENTS Zone one rates, applying to in-terprovincial traffic between major telegram centres up to 450 miles apart, telegrams within a single province regardless of distance, and telegrams between points in the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, would be increased to $1.40 from $1.30 on a 15-word full rate message. Zone two rates, for messages sent between provinces with major traffic centres from 450 to 1,000 miles apart, would increase to $2.15 from $1.85. Zone three rates, applicable to messages between provinces with major traffic centres more than 1,000 miles apart would go to $3 from $2.35. All prices are for 15-word full rate messages. Rates on night letters and money orders also would increase with surcharges of 25 to 50 cents added for pickup and delivery by messenger and for mailing confirmation copies of outgoing telegrams. TRACTOR SPECIAL MODEL 125 VERSATILE GAS TRACTOR 879 hours Good Clean Tractor READY FOR THE FIELD GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE: 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF A MA All highways are bare and dry and in good driving condition. There is 75 per cent loading restriction now in effect on the following highways: Highway 5 - from Magrath to Waterton Park gate, Highway 24 - from the junction of Highway 1 to the junction of Highway 23. High- way 48 - from the junction of Highway 1 to Elkwater, Highway 61 - from the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost, from 1 mile south of Foremost to Manyberries, Highway 62 - from Magrath to Del Bonita, Highway 505 - on the Blood Indian Reserve - from near Glenwuod to Highway 2. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 mours: Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerta 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain open Hay W, 8 ajn. to S p.m. Wildhorse, 7 a.m, to 8 pun < ;