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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDQE May W4 News In brief Teachers vote on contract CALGARY Results of a vote taken by the city's 1.000 separate school teachers Wednesday on a provincial conciliator's report concerning their salaries will not be known until Tuesday. Conciliation was asked by both the separate board and the teachers when contract talks broke down earlier this month. The teachers had asked for a 10-per-cent salary increase while the board's final offer was six-per-cent. They have been tworking without a contract since December. A spokesman for the ATA said the association would urge the teachers to reject the conciliation report which recommends a 6.5-per-cent increase over a one-year contract plus a 2.5-per-cent bonus Body may be missing canoeist PRINCE GEORGE. B.C A body believed to be one of eight missing teen-age canoeists was sighted Wednesday by rescuers who pulled apart a log jam on the Willow 30 miles east of here. Searchers were unable to recover the however. because of high water and muddy conditions in the river. RCMP said the main search has been suspended until the water level but a small- scale ground search will continue along the river banks. A memorial service for the missing since May is planned for Saturday. Ambassador greeted in Chinese VICTORIA The Chinese ambassador to Canada was introduced on the floor of the British Columbia legislature and got a greeting in Chinese. Chang Wen-Chin and his with staff from the Ottawa are in B C. to meet premier Dave Barrett and visit various parts of the province. After their introduction in the house. Liberal Leader David Anderson spoke to them in Mandarin which he used in his former job as a trade officer with the Canadian high commission in Hong Kong. Prisoners protest movie lack Alta. Prisoners at the Nordegg forestry camp held a one-hour sit-down strike Saturday to protest authorities' refusal to show late-night an official said Wednesday. Fred superintendent of Alberta Correctional said other camps allow prisoners to watch late- night movies on television on Saturday nights but Nordegg does not. He said Nordegg has few night staff and if night movies were extra staff would be required at the camp. Mr. Oswin said the prisoners refused to leave the camp recreation room at the regular hour. About a dozen of the 38 prisoners at the camp were he said. Building strike in third week VANCOUVER Industry and union negotiators met again for several hours Wednesday in their attempt to resolve the threee-week British Columbia construction then adjourned the talks to Friday. N either side would comment on progress of the which began Tuesday. The bargaining is between 10 construction unions negotiating jointly with the Construction Labor Relations Association. The shutdown began after unions rejected an industry offer of a increase over two years. Calgarian buys hash ship Panama Canal Zone The schooner Estela on. which three Canadians and a Swede with hashish worth million were seized here Jan. has been sold to an unidentified buyer in Calgary. The which cost to purchase and refit for the voyage was sold for to Marshal a Los Angeles attorney representing the buyer. The U.S. district attorney's office here said police are also seeking Frank Bailey of Cal- gary in connection with the plot to smuggle the hashish to Vancouver. Election result still in doubt CANBERRA Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam still did not know Wednesday whether his controversial government of 17 months will remain in office in Australia. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 i COLLEGE Because of the complications of Australia's preferential voting final results in the nine doubtful seats were not ex- pected for another week. At this stage the counting of more than seven million votes in the May 18 general election has given the Labor party 61 seats and the Liberal-Country party opposition 57 with nine seats still in doubt. If you can wait 3 days Be ready to cop a bargain from an inventory of millions of Shoppers Stoppers start May 27 Simpsons-Sears Met before Ralph Alberta's next chats with his eight- year-old Tuesday night at a meeting in Two Hills when 400 friends and well-wishers extended congratulations to him and his wife Isobel on Mr. Steinhauer's appointment. A Cree Mr. Steinhauer takes over from Grant MacEwan at the end of June. Olson tries again Compiled from Canadian Press Former agriculture Minister H. A Olson was nominated by acclamation Wednesday night to represent the Liberals in Medicine Hat constituency in the July 8 federal election. Mr. Olson is a 48-year-old Iddesleigh rancher. He sought the riding for the Liberal party in the 1972 election and was defeated by Conservative Bert Hargrave. The Conservative nominating meeting will be held Saturday. Mr Olson was agriculture minister under Prime Minister Trudeau from 1968 to 1972. The meeting was held in Medicine Hat. In other nominations a former speaker of the House of was nominated as the Progressive Conservative candidate in Edmonton West. Mr. a veteran of 17 years in the will be making his eighth bid for a Commons seat. He was nominated by acclamation. Minister Jack Davis was nominated by acclamation as Liberal candidate for the Capilano. Mr. Da vis told the nominating meeting that increased production will solve the problem of inflation in Canada. He said the Liberal government has provided policies to Jielp keep the Canadian economy on the road and to fight inflation as far as a government can. Conservative House Leader Gerald Baldwin won the Progressive Conservative nomination in his Peace River riding in Northern Alberta. Mr. Baldwin will be seeking his seventh term in the Commons. He was unopposed. He will face New Democratic Party candidate Ann A Liberal candidate who will be nominated tonight in Fairview. a 30-year- old electrical engineer from Spruce was nominated as the Liberal candidate for Wetaskiwin. He will challenge incumbent Conservative MP Star Social Credit candidate Alvm Goetz and a New Democratic Party candidate who will be nominated Sunday. Mr. Mavold was unopposed Ed a 36-year-old executive assistant in the Saskatchewan was nominated by acclamation to contest the Swift Current-Maple Creek constituency for the NDP. The riding was held by Conservative Frank Hamilton in the last Parliament. A Yorkton Stan was nominated to contest the Yorkton-Melville constituency for the Liberals. Mr. Keeba defeated Larry Kayser of on the first ballot. Marvin a Yorkton alderman and was nominated to contest the Yorkton-Melville constituency for the Progressive Conservatives. 33-year-old Estevan insurance Gary was nominated by acclamation to the Liberal party in Qu'Appelle-Moose Mountain. former federal agriculture minister and current MP for Qu'appelle-Moose was nominated by acclamation to represent the Progressive Conservatives again. Electric kettles health OTTAWA Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray urged consumers Wednesday to stop using electric kettles until tests by his department determine whether they are lead-poison hazards. Initial tests by his depart- ment's product safety branch on a limited number of electric kettles confirmed that they can release lead into water to varying Mr. Gray said in a prepared statement. The tests followed findings last week in Toronto that eight out of nine kettles failed lead- presence tests. Language bill election issue By The CANADIAN PRESS Quebec's French-only lan- guage legislation threatened Wednesday to become an issue in the July 8 federal election campaign. Engulfed in criticism since it was tabled Tuesday in the national the bill provoked reaction during the day from three of the four national party leaders. Only Social Credit Leader Real Caouette made no public comment. Conservative Leader Robert Staniield called the bill divisive and urged Premier Robert Bourassa to abandon it unless significant changes are made. Prime Minister Trudeau. who promised Tuesday night to make sure that Quebec the right discussed the subject with his cabinet Wednesday and told reporters afterward Ottawa will stand by its freedom-of- choice policy on French and English. NDP Leader David Lewis said no one should panic over the proposed legislation. He also said he hoped the legislation would not become an issue in the federal campaign. shouldn't get too ex- he said on an open-line radio show during a 10-hour stop in Vancouver. But the New Democratic Party leader said he would regret greatly if the Quebec government does anything to make the use of English more difficult. HASN'T SEEN BILL He told listeners he has not seen the proposed legislation but it seems to reflect concerns that French will erode unless it is protected. are an island of five or six million French- speaking Canadians among 220 million English-speaking North and that worries The if will make French the sole olficial language in Quebec and require that it be used in business and on all public signs. Mr Trudeau said the federal language policy includes freedom of choice for immigrants and that he was pleased Premier Bourassa does not intend to press ahead with his bill until hearing from interested groups. Bourassa has asked for representations so we're making ours early in the SAYS SYMPATHIZES Mr. who remained in Ottawa said he sympathizes with the desire in Quebec to and strengthen the future of the French language in a number of the language bill is a bad bill. The arbitrary for given to the minister in relation to language instruction are surely quite he said. Unless the legislation would damage the cause of bilingualism. The Conservative leader formally opens his election campaign today when he begins a three-day tour in Winnipeg. He will hold an early-afternoon news tape a television meet party workers and speak at an evening rally in Winnipeg South the riding won in 1972 by Conservative Dan McKenzie. he flies to Montreal. Prime Minister Trudeau also heads west today with stops in Saskatoon and North Sask. Rights act sought for mentally ill Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON A separate Human Rights Act for the mentally ill was introduced in the legislature Wednesday by an Opposition MLA. Roy Wilson Calgary said that if society must remove some of a person's rights in order to treat the individual must be given Some of the provisions in the bill are already included in a Mental Health Act which came into effect in 1973. One such provision is the right of a patient to appeal his commitment to a mental hospital. The government has established review boards of four members a lay person and therapist. Patients and other persons can make appeals to the boards. Mr. Wilson said outside the legislature the present act does not go far enough. His bill includes guarantees to the right to educational and recreational compensation for work in accordance with minimum wage laws and the right to freedom from labor is not deemed Kidnap suspects remanded EDMONTON Four men charged with kidnapping two teenage boys in Edmonton Monday night were remanded Wednesday for plea and election to May 29. Allan Herbert Dennis William and Stanley all of no fixed were arrested by city police and RCMP Tuesday and charged with kidnap and extortion. They are being held in custody pending the May 29 court The kidnap Dennis and Melvin Andre were treated and released from hospital after suffering what police said were repeated during their ordeal. Police said the two youths were taken from a hotel room at gunpoint Monday night and driven to Cooking 20 miles east of Edmonton. A telephone call was received by Mrs. Henry Dennis' that night demanding a ransom of for the release of the two boys. Ransom money was left at a motel Tuesday morning. Police were waiting and arrested one of the suspects when a man claimed the money. Later that afternoon another telephone call was again demanding money. Two more of the suspects were arrested near the motel. A combined force of Edmonton police and RCMP converged on a cabin at Cooking Lake at p.m. and arrested the fourth man. Elevator shaft fall kills four B.C. workers MICA B.C. Four men died Wednesday when they fell 140 feet down an elevator shaft at a giant underground powerhouse being built at the B.C. Hydro dam site 80 miles north of Revelstoke. RCMP identified two of the dead as Walter and James both of B.C. Names of the other two were not released. four died instantly when they hit the bottom of the an RCMP spokesman said. There were no exact details of the accident Wednesday. B C. Hydro issued a short statement with few details and said it has begun a full investigation of the mishap. The ironworkers local based in sent two-assistant business agents to the site. Hefty tax increases in store for Calgarians CALGARY City council split its 1974 tax mill rate three ways Wednesday night socking hefty tax increases to industrial and commercial property The total municipal and educational tax package to balance the million budget was set at 53.9 mills for a single family home and 38.9 mills for other residences and 83 mills for industrial and commercial properties Council accepted responsibility for a 195 mill across-the-board school board requisition which will be necessary to finance the million public school budget passed Tuesday. SMART EXECUTIVES Lnsi Thilr Buslnm ind PmMil Cars Leasing can behest expensive than buying Leaving ia tiimnuvlng and convenient Leasing almpllflea your tax records No caah Investment required eta on wflMfM BORIS LMtfng IIWWMM BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE LIASINO AND INSURANCE DIVISION 2nd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 328-1101 FREE The Ncv s Lethbridgc 504 7th Street Alberta T1J 3Z7. A clerical error Senator Earl manager for the Liberal campaign in says a secretarial error caused some campaign material to be sent under his postage-free mailing privileges. Franking privi- leges enable senators and members of Parliament to send mail without postage when the government houses are in but are not intended for party business. Sen. Hastings said his assuming that the franking privileges were still in sent about 60 pieces of mail announcing the address of the Alberta party's including the above to The Herald. ;