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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I LETHBRIDQE HERALD May 1974 Mountie quits under pressure TORONTO RCMP Constable Michael elected this month to represent local Mounties in discussions on forming a said Monday he has resigned from the force under pressure. Constable a seven- year veteran of the said in an interview he did not want to resign. it was suggested to me last week by a high-ranking commissioned officer that I 'pack it up' or I would be dealt with eventually. that is a His allegations were denied by Assistant Commissioner E. R. who commands a staff of 950 in the Toronto- based 0 division of the RCMP. know nothing of any in- dication that we were exerting even the slightest bit of pres- sure on Constable Commissioner Lysyk said. there was never any word passed along to Ryan from my level to get him 10 the commissioner added. has resigned for reasons that he's given as The commissioner also Said Constable Ryan had worked for only one commissioned officer that's the officer in charge at the Insp. Brian in charge at Toronto International could not be reached for comment. Constable Ryan was selected by his colleagues May 2 to represent them in force-wide talks on forming an association. RCMP members are prohibited from joining trade unions by a 1918 order-in-council. The whose resignation is effective said he already has a job with police He denied that wages were a major issue in the move to- wards a bargaining unit. the internal problems within the force that concern he said. fact that members are not included in the career-planning process. This has led to demoraliza- tion among In his letter of he said in force's biggest problem is its inept senior commissioned officers. The egotistical upper echelon are isolated from the men. rank and file are de- prived of true leadership and in its place they have antiquated regulations and orders leaving no room for self initiative is low across Canada in 0 Constable Ryan also said in the letter that he was not re- signing because he wanted to Commander buried Lt.-Gen. Guy Granville possibly Canada's greatest battlefield was buried in Toronto with full military honors. Lt.-Gov. Pauline McGibbon and Gen. Jacques Dextraze led the mourners in a traditional Anglican funeral service. Gen. Simonds died at the age of 71. Food black market strikes Spokane Wash _______ Food shortages aggravated by the influx of Expo '74 are creating a black market in uninspected meat and other the director of the Spokane County environmental health department said Monday But suppliers in the area reported no food shortages Edward M. Pickett. whose department is responsible for ensuring that only properly inspected and handled food is marketed in this said when buyers can't get the food they need they go to a local Kennedy Garrison water scheme Britain's free health tax papers published service in trouble TAKE A GENTLE LAXATIVE From the makers of TUMS LONDON Brit- ain's free health service has reached a crisis point and will break down unless it gets more the government was warned Monday. The dire position of the service was described by Dr. Derek secretary of the British Medical which represents most British doctors. is crying need for a comprehensive public inquiry into the financing of the Na- tional Health he told a news conference. It is no longer possible for the government to offer a free health service unless it can finance it he said. Stevenson's warning coincided with a threat of strike action by the underpaid hospital nurses. He is due to see Social Services Minister Barbara Castle later this week to press for better pay for doctors. Take gentle-acting Nl Nature's remedy1 NZ is an all vegetable laxative For over 70 Nj has been giving folks effective relief overnight tonight tomorrow alright1 Napalese replace Irish COATID-JUNIORS CAIRO Nepal- ese troops serving in the Middle East with the United Nations Emergency Force will replace the Irish battalion which has been called home following last week's bombings in the Irish a UN spokesman said Monday. The 571-strong Nepalese contingent has mainly been held in reserve at the UNEF Cairo headquarters since arriving here earlier this year. It sometimes provides troops to help other units of the 12-country which includes Canadians involved in logistics Staying in Stay with friends. Traditional Calgary hospitality starts with us. So the next time you're headed our way call Zenith 6-6014 from anywhere in Alberta for reservations. It's toll free. Or ask your travel agent to reserve a room. Isn't that Downtown. 9th Ave. and 1st next to the Calgary Tower. THE CP Hotels It's your vacation- we'dliketo help make it the best. you just feel like getting away from it all. Whether you have the money for a little trip or not. When you are planning your vacation and you find that a little extra money would give us a call. We think that a vacation loan is a worthwhile purpose. And you can choose a repayment plan that suits your budget We'd like to help make this the best vacation you ever had. we can help you. LAURENTIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION LTD. A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN OWNED LAURENTIDE FINANCIAL GROUP BOSTON Senator Edward M. Kennedy paid in federal incorrfe taxes on an unadjusted gross income of in according to tax records he disclosed to two Boston newspapers. The Boston Herald American and the Boston Globe published on Monday the joint tax return filed by Kennedy and his reporting the Massachusetts Democrat's income beyond his congressional salary of Kennedy's income included in from the Joseph P Kennedy 1926 from the Joseph P. Kennedy 1936 from speaking fees and miscellaneous sources and from four oil wells in Texas and Louisiana owned by the Forest Oil Co. The late Jo- seph P Kennedy was the senator's father. Kennedy deducted from his gross income in current taxes other than for mortgage for charitable and in nei miscellaneous deductions. With a claim for a net loss of on two rental properties and exemptions for his wife and their ihree Kennedy reported taxable income of on which he paid in federal taxes and to the state. Kennedy said the data were released because of the public's growing concern about the extra income of elected officials Regina bands big winners at festival MOOSE JAW Three bands from all directed by the same took home the top awards at the Kinsmen International Band Festival during the weekend. The Regina Lions Junior A band won the Government of Saskatchewan Shield and for the band receiving the highest points based on band ensemble and solo competition. The Regina Lions Junior B band won the Saskatchewan Government Insurance Office grand aggregate shield and for the best all round B band while the Regina Lions Junior C band was awarded the SGIO shield and for the best all round C band. All three bands are directed by Robert Mossing. The City of Jaw shield and went to Yorkton senior stage band directed by Elaine McClary. Several awards could not be presented because of the cancellation of the annual parade of bands. Weather conditions forced the sponsors to call off the parade for the first time in the festival's 25- year history. DANGER IN SMOKING Australia Ron was hurled several feet into the air by an explosion when he lit a cigarette bver a manhole which was leaking gas. He escaped with singed hair and eyebrows. told him smoking could kill his mother said. cost underestimated WASHINGTON The cost of the controversial Garrison irrigation project in North Dakota has probably been underestimated by up to and proposed changes to reduce damages in Canada from the project could cost between million and million a congressional agency reported Monday. Canada asked that work on the Garrison scheme be halted because of potential damage to the Souns and Red rivers in Manitoba. The United States recently suggested instead some changes in the original and the two countries are expected to hold discussions this summer. In a preliminary report re- leased by Representative Henry Reuss the General Accounting Office a watchdog agency for said the U.S. bureau of reclamation had failed to estimate accurately some of the increased costs faced by its Garrison project. Instead of the million which the bureau told NDP ADOPTS DAISY AS ITS CAMPAIGN FLOWER TORONTO The New Democratic Party has officially aaopted the humble daisy as its campaign flower. Leader David who sported a fresh one on his lapel during the official launching of the NDP campaign here said the flower had simply on with the It became a symbol shortly after Prime Minister Trudeau referred to the NDP leader as the during a pre-campaign speech. a New Democrat worker described the flower as that of and working Mr. Lewis said with a smile that he is both. For the the party agreed that the of rightly be the floral symbol. And Mr. Lewis added that Leader Robert Stanfield and the Conservatives also should have Congress this year would be the eventual the GAO report ''the bureau has probably underestimated from about 1 million to about million the total federal obligations to be Reuss called on Interior Secretary Rogers Morton to get more accurate figures from the bureau by June 30. He also asked Morton to hold up all further Garrison contracts until Congress has been given detailed statement on the water- quality dispute with Canada and the possible effect any settlement of that dispute might have on the project's costs an influential subcommittee chairman in the said in a press statement. to the the bureau hopes to negotiate a settlement of the water- quality suit with Canada by utilizing one of several costly alternatives the bureau has not yet told Congress about the dispute with Canada or the alternatives it wants Canada to accept as settlement of the dispute the bureau plans to reach agreement with Canada and then ask Congres to rubber- stamp Red Deer Arls and You Two parts Four exciting conference on the plus a living showcase of all the arts in Alberta Thursday and Friday are dedicated to planning discussions between artists and community leaders Saturday and Sunday are for entertainment Demon- strations and a gigantic barbecue And it goes on all over town1 The library Parkland Mall Mam street Exhibition grounds Red Deer College Department stores And free bus service to move you from one event to another Get all the details from THE ARTS AND YOU DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE. YOUTH AND RECREATION. GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA 11TH CN TOWER. EDMONTON 424-7326 The Arts and You. in Red sponsored by YOUTH AND RECREATION GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA ;