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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBRIDOE HERALD Friday, Moy 1973 News in brief J3.C. cabinet (lo shuffle VICTORIA (CP) A cabi- nei shuffle will be announced Friday afternoon, Premier Dave Barrett told reporters yesterday. The premier didn't say where the changes would be made or who among the 23 New Dem- ocratic Partv backbenchers in the legislature will get the nod. However, during his recent tour of the province, he said there would be at least two new portfolios housing'and trans- port and communication and a separation of the two jobs now held by resources minister Bob Wilh'ams. Guerrillas, army agree BEIRUT (Reuter) Leba- nese army and Palestinian guerrilla negotiators announced agreement Thursday on meas- ures to prevent a new outbreak of fighting between the army and the commandos. Local newspapers have said the main points at issue con- cern the future status of the 15 Palestinian refugees camps in Lebanon and the way in which they are used by the resistance movement. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Jeans, 86, former Roman Catholic bishop and founder of Hauterive, St. Catherines. Ont. Dr. E. British comedy writer for mere, Ffank palmerj 81- director of than half a century, who col- tne Ontario Horticultural Re-' laborated with Noel Coward and' search Institute at Vineland for J. B. Priestley. 41 years, and known throughout Reverend Na- the world for his research i n poleon Alexandra Labrie, fruit trees. Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1374. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 10th: Left al 7 a.m. Had to send a half-breed to hunt up the man sent back by Carvell to bring in the sick ox. Party did not return till late at night, having overaken the men on a trail leading back to the Milk River. Had to leave these two men at the Cripple Camp as their horses would net esme along, they will consequently have to go to Wood Mountain for the present. Got ta Old Whes Lake about 5pm. and find- ing that the grass had been burnt at the wells camped on west side of lake. Water bad and grass covered with soda from alkaline lake. Corralled horsss and fed hay. SATURDAY. OCTOBER llth: Left at 7 a.m. Had to make 20 good miles before getting am good water. An ox dropped dead owing to heart disease. Road rough, and hilly crossing the Coteau. Made a short stretch in afternoon and camped at Three Lakes on north side of Coteau. SUNDAY. OCTOBER 12th: left at 7 o'clock. Finished descent of Coteau and crossed a large level plain, burnt off, halting ofr dinner in the cross- ing of the South. Good wood and water, grass tolerable, soil in valley gccd. The soil all over the plain appears very good but is much cracked by heat and dryness. Camped in the evening at Moose Jaw Creek. MONDAY, OCTOBER 13th: Started at 7. Made a long stretch of 20 miles without water. In afternoon made a short march and reached Many Bone Creek. Good wood and water, grass fair. A large number of prairie chicken ?Icng the creek. The land passed over is improving in quality. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14th: Started at 7. Halted for dinner at Boggy Creek. Good water, no wood, grass fair land still improving in quality the roads in places looking black like in Manitoba. Judging from the badger holes however the depth of ths black soil is not very great. Country ahead burnt and still burning. Made 10 miles in afternoon and struck edge of woods of Qu'Appelle. Searched five carts we met for liquor but found none. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th Started at Country all burnt, no grass or water. Fires still burning close to line of march. Made 21 miles and halted at a creek Oxen not yet in. I rode ahead of the Force to Qu'Appelle Fort. Arranged for hay for the hcrses the hay consisting of stems only, the grasshoppers having taken the leaves. The wagons did not arrive till 7 p.m. The oxen remain- ed at noon halting place being unable to come on. Land good. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th: Purchased 2 oxen from the Hudyons Bay Co. here and rxchanged 6 played out ones for 4 good looking oxen. A very exchange for me. Left 3 poor horses with Mr. McLean, abo 2 empty wagons and one cart. Sent one Officer and four men with 5 hcrses to Ellice to await further orders fiom me. At four o'clock moved across river to top of bank, FRIDAY. OCTOBER mh: Marched at Countn for the most part burnt. Where not burnt, it presented a fine park-like appearance, clumps of poplar and bushes being scattered about everywheie. Soil good, more like the rich black soil of tre Red River Valley Ihan any I have have yet seen. Had to make 18 miles without w ater. When starting in to do 4 or 5 mere the guide found out that the pond he imagined was that distance was really about 'V of a mile only. Had to camp there conse- quently. fl9 years later A souvenir newspaper published by students of Trek '73 is new available. This 12 page publica- tion contains information on events connected with the original march, while a detailed map shows the route west as well as points of interest we plan to film along our journey. Send 25c to N.W.M P. Project, Hamilton Junior High School, Leth- bridge, AJberta. Buffalo Chip Buttons also available for each. We offer our CONGRATULATIONS to the students of Hamilton Junior High on the retracing of this trek of N.W.M.P. SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316 -7th Street South Phone 328-2301 Dief donates family ranch SASKATOON fCP) Form- maintained ''for all time as an I er Prims Minister John Diefen- baker Thursday donated the family homestead to the Uni- versity of Saskatchewan, on two conditions. Revenues from the farm must be used to found a scholarship to encourage public speaking and debating. In addition, the land must be B.C. land commission men named example of the pioneer home- steading days of the first years of this century. Mr. Diefenbaker said the land, when leased, provides a net income of about a year which should provide a scholarship for not less than 99 years. Mr. Diefenbafcer made t h e presentation during the 62nd spring convocation of the uni- versity of which he is chancel- lor. OX GUARD Universities must be constant- ly on guard against any loss of their academic freedom, partic- ularly from government influ- ence, he told graduates. Universities can only serve society effectively "when they Cyprus talks Defence Minister James Richardson chats with Cyp- rus president Archbishop AAakarios during his visit there this week. Mr. Rich- ardson expressed concern about the slow progress to- ward u political agree- ment in Cyprus, but was satisfied with the work of the UN peacekeeping force. Mr. Richardson re- turned home last night. Bilingual public service a failure, Socred claims By STUART LAKE OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment attempts to make the pub- lic service of Canada truly bilin- gual have been a failure and a separate French-Canadian pub- lic service should be set up for those whose first language is French, Rene Matte (SC- Champlain) said Thursday. Leading off a day-long Com- mons debate on a Social Credit motion that deplored alleged government delay in imple- menting the official Languages Act, he cited the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., which pro- vides both French and English service. Under House rules, there was Ottawa has 110 plans to boost health share OTTAWA (CP) The federal government has no plans to in- crease its health cost-sharing offer to the provinces, govern- ment officials said Thursday. The plan, criticized by the provinces when federal-provin- cial ministers of health anl fi- nance met here recently, will surface again at next week's conference of provincial pre- miers and Prime Minister Trudeau. The proposal, to give the provinces more flexibility to run their own health schemes, would result hi the federal gov- ernment transferring an addi- tional billion to the prov- inces over the next five years. "And to the best of my knowl- a senior official said Thursday, "this is the final of- fer." Some officials are hopeful the premiers will be more agree- able to the proposal, which their ministers had little time to study at the last meeting. This is likely to be the most contentious issue coming before the conference, to be held here next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Several provinces, notably Nova Scotia and Manitoba, have asked to discuss foreign ownership of provincial lands, particularly shoreline property. The federal government so far has not entered these dis- VICTORIA (CP) Agricul-. remai'n centres O'f free j h ture Minister Dave Stupich to- day appointed William T. Lana, who has been municipal solici- tor for Richmond municipality, as chairman of the British Co- freed from the shackles of gov- ernment control, direct or indir- ect." If changes are required with- in universities, he said, those Medical tour told upgrade nursing jlumbia government's controver- j changes must be based on ex- I sial land commission. Four other persons were also named to the five-member board Ted Barsby of Nanai- mo, Vernon C. Brink of Van- couver, Arthur E. Garrish of Oliver and Mary Rav.son of Vancouver. The land commission act, passed at the recent legislative session after a stormy fight in Lie house, a mass demonstra- tion by 1.500 farmers who fear- i ed the act meant confiscation 1 of their land, and extensive amendments by the govern- ment, gives the commission I wide powars of zoning regard- ing agricultural land. DESIGNATE It can designate land as agri- cultural, not to be used for any other purpose.and before the act was amended, the commis- s on hcd the same powers over recreational land, land bank loud and green belts around towns and cities. Now. in the last three gories CRANBROOK (CP) The chairman of the provincial leg- islative standing committee on social welfare and education the need for intermediate nursing care facilties and im- proved home care have been the main issues raised, in the committee's tour of British Columbia. Rosemary Brown (NDP Vancouver Centre) and her committee ended a two-day penence. Mr. Diefenbaker also express- ed his view on the Watergate affair, saying the While House is a ''small self-seeking cabal of all-powerful public officials endeavored to destroy political opponents by despicable means that should belong to fictional stories of international espion- age." UNDERMINED The parliamentary system and democratic government i s built on faith, which has been deeply undermined by the con- i qujci tinual revelations coming from Washington, D.C. Gold up slightly LONDON (AP) The price of gold edged up slightly on Eu- ropean markets today, and the United States dollar dropped a bit. Dealers said trading was hearing here Thursday. Committee member Dr. G. "What has happened because of the Watergate affair will mean that in all western coun- tries there will be loss of peo- ple's belief in the institutions of democratic government. However, he said, the thefts, burglary, conspiracy and sub- version of justice in the inci- dents are crimes, not politics. An affair rcukl he concluded, such as Watergate happen in Canada. Bullion dealers widened their trading margins in advance of weekend uncertainties. Gold opened in London in a trading rage of (U.S.) to an ounce, up from Thurs- day's closing. Normally, the spread between bid and asked prices is 50 cents to at the most. The price in Zunch was un- changed at an ounce. Scott Wallace (PC Oak Bay) said British Columbia is miles behind other provinces, espe- cially Alberta, in providing in- termediate nursing care and improving home care facilities. He said he'd be disappointed if there is not legislation on these two issues at the fall ses- sion of the legislature. In a brief to the committee, the B.C. Professional Pharma- cists Society charged that there is an acute problem in distri- bution of drugs to mental pa- tients and welfare recipients. The society asked that a government controlled stock of drugs be dispensed through local drug stores and that wel- fare recipients ba allowed the same medical supplies that ara allowed to others. The committee heard a total of 12 briefs in two days, includ- ing a trial brief urging that more government funds be made available for homemaker training programs, and a de- partment of human resources brief urging establishment of commun i t y resources centres health, welfare amalgamating public education and social services. A Creston delegation suggest- ed improved intermediate nurs- ing care to bridge the gap be- tween old-folks' homes and ex- tended care units. Die government must I buy the land at fair market j value before designating it in I pcirpeluily. It may buy and S2ll i agricultural land, enter into ar- I rangements with a farmer to j lease the land for agricultural purposes, make improvements j on the land and other things. The commission gets S25 mil- j lion under the act for this pur- pose and under other legisla- tion will have the use of about another million to buy land for the other three designa- tions. Senator Sam's eyebrows key to Watergate probe 100 drown near Rangoon! RANGOON, Burma (Router) More than 100 persons Mere feared drowned when a govern- ment-owned ship sank in the Ir- rawaddy River northwest of Rangoon, said reports reaching here today. The vessel, Tawpan, sank off Magwcc, about 240 miles north- west of Rangoon. Thursday morning, I ho rpporUs said. By LEE BYPO WASHINGTON fAP) Just keep your eye on old Sam Ervin's eyebrows. An occasional twitch, and he's probably bored. But if they start bobbing like cotton- tails on the nin, he's boring in The venerable senator from North Carolina obviously is not going to be though he's promised some "new and startling" revela- tions as his Watergate hear- ings try peeling away the lay- ers of scandal, Tolay, in fact, has the po- tential for considerably more excitement than Thursday's opener. The day-long hearing was expected to focus ex- clusively upon James W. McCord, the retired Central Intelligence Agency agent who got caught redhanded in- side Democratic national headquarters in the Water- gate building. McCord, of all the convicted Watergate conspirators, has shov.n the strongest will to dale to blow the he is reported to have some surprises lett But the early exchanges be- neath the Caucus Room's or- nalc, vaulted ceilings did little to hearten those who ex- pected dramatic develop- ments. There was the methodical but elementary questioning of counsel Samuel Dash. There were Robert Odle and Bruce Kehrli, each the typical Nixon man: young, clean-cut, polite, and. with a few lighthearled exceptions, bland. And for that, the puffy-jow- led Ervin was content to lean back, taking in the white glare of the television lights as if it were sunshine on the beach. When he spoke the word.? were muffled ?iul. at times, downright clumsy, leaving the uninitiated viewer wondering whether the man could ever get it together But he is the acknowledged master at leading the unsus- pecting witness into the lion's den, usually charming him along with down-home aphor- isms, a grandfatherly smile, and an old habit that borders on the hypnotic: Keep your eyes on those eyebrows. cussions but officials say a ju- risdictional interest could be in- volved. Nine provinces have asked for a discussion on the economy, with special emphasis on in- flation, and Finance Minister John Turner is expected to pro- vide the delegates with the fed- eral governments outlook. economic Suspect captured WELCH, W. Va. of the men wanted in the slay- ings of six members of a Geor- gia family was captured at a roadblock, but his companions escaped Into a remote moun- tainous area. Authorities from two states searched for them to- day. Police and sheriff's deputies were aided in the hunt through the rugged coalfield terrain by FBI agents and trained dogs. The four were wanted in con- nection with the murder of sis members of a Reynoldsville, Ga., family Monday night. no vote at the end of de- bate. Today the Commons consid- ers a Conservative motion criti- cizing the government for not increasing the basic pension of war veterans as forecast Jan. 4 in the speech from the throne. Communications Minister Ge- rard Pelletier, delivering the main government rebuttal to Mr. Matte, said the Social Credit motion was based on a false premise. Thus it was im- possible to debate in a reason- able way attempts to make gov- ernment service and informa- tion available in both French and English. CITES PROGRESS He said hiring more and more French-speaking Canadians is an example of progress in the public service. Claude Wagner (St. Hya- cinthe) and Heward Grafftey the only Conservatives elected in Que- bec, said the bilingual question should not become a political question. But Paul Harney ronto Scarborough West) said he did not see how politics could be kept out of such a vital question. "You will hear jackasses braying on both he de- clared. SAYS POLICY OK Walter Baker whose riding includes a large number of public ser- vants, said the fault is not in the bilingual policy but in its administration. Jean-Robert Gauthier tawa East) said French-Cana- dians have lived for 100 years under injustice. It was time for a change. He denied opposition charges that English-speaking public servants in Ontario have cause for complaint. Weather and road, report SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H Letlibridge .......85 Pincher Creek .79 Medicine Hat.....83 Grande Prairie Edmonton Banff......... Calgary Prince Rupert Penticton Kamloops 69 76 72 80 Victoria..........68 53 87 83 Vancouver......72 Saskatoon........76 Regina.........79 Winnipeg.......81 Toronto .47 Ottawa.......53 Montreal.........53 St. John's........48 Halifax ..........48 GharlOitetown .54 Fredericton .......59 LPre. 58 47 47 43 .01 49 43 51 53 41' .08 56 54 .07 55 43 40 46 35 .02 39 .43 Chicago 60 New York........67 Miami..........80 Washington .......73 Lcs Angeles.....75 San Francisco 67 Denver 79 LES Vegas......98 Phoenix 301 Rome...........82 Paris........63 London .......61 Berlin...........61 Amsterdam ......54 Brussels.........63 42 30 41 41 43 41 41 65 40 59 50 47 70 70 54 54 54 41 50 43 .39 .07 .04 .27 .09 43 59 37 63 57 Madrid..........61 Moscow..........79 Stockholm.......48 Tokyo...........73 Mexico City.......73 FORECAST: Letlibridge Medicine Hat Today: Cloudy intervals. Highs 75-80, iStrOng west winds. Lows about 45. Satur- day: Sunny. Brisk west winds. Highs in the 70s. Calgary Today: chance of a shower until mid morning, clearing this afternoon. Gusty west to northwest winds. Highs near 70. Lows near 40. Satur- day: Sunny. Brisk north west winds. Highs in the mid 70s. Columbia Kootenay Today mainly cloudy with a faw show- ers becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. Saturday, sunny be- coming cloudy with a few show- ers in the evening. Highs both days 65 to 70. Lows tonight in the upper thirties and lower forties. MONTANA Easl of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today and Sai- urday. Few widely scattered showers north portion this ev- ening. Highs both days 75 to 35. Lows tonight 40s. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today and Satur- day. Few showers in the moun- tains this evening. Highs both days 75 to 85. Lows tonight 40s. WILLIAMSON 15 BALE STOOKER Unloads a Weather Tight 15 Bale Stock by Stepping On Trip Latch. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1, Trans Canada All highways in the Lethbrldge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway, bare and in good driv- ing condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Chief Mountain a.m. to 6 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 a m, to 5 p.m. Pass closed Open Jime J. ;