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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Thursday, May 24, 1973 News in brief Barmaids seek legal action EDMONTON (CP) Al- berta labor department was asked by 22 striking barmaids stewards Wednesday to prosecute Hie Strathcona Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. ed on the grounds that the Le- gion did not carry out mean- ingful negotiations with the em- ployees when their contract ran out last summer, said Alex Dubensky, a la-.ryer for Local 579 of the Beverage Dispenser's The action is being request-1 Union. Democrats raise million WASHINGTON (API With Watergate on their minds and on their tables, Democrats raised SI million for 1974 congressional races at a banquet Wednesday night. The event marked the first time the Democrats outstripped the Republicans at such a fund- raiser. The GOP affair held two weeks ago ond addressed by President Nixon, brought in S750.0CO, less than half the amount the Republicans hoped to raise. The evening was capped by a visit from comedian David Frye who imitated President Nixon and kept the audience of more than laughing for about 20 minutes. Mrs. Eugene Wyman, chair- man of the S500-a-plate affair, said receipts had passed the Si- million mark for the first time in history. Socred convention dale set OTTAWA (CP) The federal their substitutes, will decide ba- sic strategy for the next federal Social Credit Party will hold a national council convention in Winnipeg Sept. 1 to 3, national director Henry Landry an- nounced Wednesday. The council, which includes the national executive, provin- cial vice-presidents, party MPs and constituency presidents or election, a news release said. The meeting also will elect new national officers, re-affirm and add to the national plat- form and strengthen the parry's constitution. National leader Real Caouet- te will attend. A little help needed Margaret Trudeau steps in to help RCMP Commission- er Higgi't (right) blow out ihe last candle at Government House ball Wednesday marking the RCMP centennial. In the background ore Governor General Roland M-chener and his wife. Father finds daughters body COBOURG, Ont. (CP) A father searching for his 11-year- old daughter when she didn't return from school Wednesday found her body a few hours later on a bush trail near her home about 12 miles east of Provincial police say Michelle Keogh, a Grade 6 student at St. Mary's separate school in nearby Graf ton, Ont., had been murdered. A post mortem was to be held in Toronto today to determine cause of death and whether the girl was sexually assaulted. B.C. opposed to gas increase VICTORIA (CP) general Alex Macdonald said day by West-Coast Transmis- sion Co. Ltd. that it would seek Wednesday the British Colum-1 National Energy Board approv- bia government is opposed to any increase in the cost of nat- ural gas to provincial utilities. He was commenting on an announcement earlier in the al for such an increase to meet the increased cost of natural gas from the producers and be- cause of recent provincial tax moves. Friday launching scheduled Space salvage MPs push views on death penalty Fish hatchery to be closed CALGARY (CP) fish hatchery in Jasper National Park will be dosed permanent- ly June 30, director L. H. Rob- inson of the parks branch west- em region said Wednesday. Ths hatchery has harbored fish diseases for several years and complete elimination of the problem would require renova- tion of nearly obsolete facili- ties. The quality cf sport fishing in the mountain parks formerly served by the hatchery will no: be affected by the closing, he said. "We now have outside sources of fmgerlings which have proven to bs economical as well as certified disease-free.'1 more being CAPT KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The Skyiab salvage ship is packed with specially-designed sunshades and tools to repair the crippled U.S. orbiting labo- ratory, and the countdown con- tinued today in a tight sched- ule for a Friday launching. Crews began early today stowing the gear aboard the Apollo spacecraft which is to fly three astronauts to a ren- dezvous with the Skyiab station 272 tniles above the earth. Scheduled launch time for ths Saturn IB rocket is 9 a.m. EDT j Friday. Space agency officials said tnty are optimistic that if a sun shield can be raised to shadow the overheated 85-ton lab from the searing rays of the sun, as- tronauts Charles Conrad, Jo- seph Kerwm and Paul Weitz can complete a full 28-day mis- sion aboard the lab. If the spaca mechanics can unjam. a power-producing solar panel, they should be able to conduct more experiments than Cattle imports no problem p r e s e n 11 y planned because they'd have more electrical energy. However, officials said chances cf freeing the stuck arm are slim. Project director William I Schneider announced Wednes- day night that several proposed sun shields had been thoroughly studied and tested and that Income tax scrutiny bid of Chrysler C -p. OTTAWA (CP) A New Democrat member of Parlia- was unsuccessful todr.y in an attempt to have the Com- mons finance committee scruti- nize the incom-a tax returns of Chrysler Corp. Ed Broadbent told the Com- mittee he has information in- dicating Chrysler may have created a parts distribution sys- tem primarily to escape taxes. He said reports are that the corporation avoided million in taxes over 1967 and 1968. Revenue Minister Robert i taxpaj cr looked Stan bury said he into the case bjl tax lea pro venfs him commenting or tru- ing inCoi malio'i on any particu- lar return. Mr. Brcadiient suggested tliat the finance committee could look into the tax rciurns in a closed session. Mi. Stanbury, however, said that even then he is net permitted by law to dis- three had been selected to make the trip. A device that operates like an umbrella had been selected as the first choice to cool down the Skyiab by shading an area ex- posed to the sun's heat after a pt elective shie'd ripped off when 1he laboratory was h'unchid May 14. Schneider said it was chosen because it premises ''maximum crew safoty and t're highest OTTAWA (CP) MPs has tened to get their views on capi- tal punishment on the record in the Commons Wednesday as an end to second-reading debate on the death-penalty bill ap- proached. Debate on the government bill, which would continue for five years a trial suspension of the death penalty for most mur- ders, enters its 10th day today. But after this evening the Commons is expected to devote only one more day to the meas- ure at its present stage. That will be Tuesday, when a vote is planned. Although Prime Minister Trudeau, Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and David Lewis leader of the New Demo- cratic Party, support the bill, many members of their parties have expressed opposition. Should the bill pass, and there are indications it will, it goes to the Commons justice committee for study before returning to the House for final approval. The Senate then has a chance to debate it. WANTS APPROVAL Allan MacEachen, govern- ment House leader, says the government hopes for approval cf the biE before the summer adjournment. Thirteen MPs took part in de- bate Wednesday on the bill, which would eliminate hanging as the penalty for all murders except the killing of en-duty po- lice officers and prison guards. The legislation found scant I support among those who spoke, with 10 MPs approving capital punishment for other murders as well. Only two Conservative speak- ers, who dominated the day, supported the bill. Gordon Ritchie phin) and J. R. Bob Holmes (PC both medical doctors. opposed the death penalty. But they said murders should be given We terms without parole. Supporters of the death pen- alty, including Conservative and Social Credit MPs, said the pub- lic favors retention of capital punishment. They urged a "return to law and saying the hanging ban has removed a deterrent to killings. Top civil servants hiked pay EDMONTON (CP) Salary increases for Alberta's top civil servants were announced Wed- nesday. The new ranges, retroactive from Jan. 1, include: Top range, to 500 a year from Four officials are in this range: the chief deputy minister of health and social development, the deputy provincial treasurer, the general manager of Alberta Government Telephones, and the chairman of the Hospital Services Commission. range, to 000 a year from Other deputy ministers, chairmen of four government boards and heads of six government agen- cies are in this range. Weather and road report jpiobability of success To tlcp uj it, Ihe sail 1 dock v.ith ths Skyiab and the sv.eltcung woikshop where temperatures 120 degree. Tney would then push the through an aiilcck into space, where it would unfold like a SUNUISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Prc. cuss the H? assured Mr. Broadbent that ''my department is taking all proper steps in connection TJIS back-up devices would re- quire space walks by the astro- nauts. One is a curtain that would be erected on an A-frame OTTAWA (CP) Agricul- ture Minister Eugene Whelan told the Commons Wednesday that as far as he knows, Ca- nadian Cattlemen are not be- ing hurt by the importing of United Staies-bred bulls and other cattle. But, he said, "I'll check on the bull-shipments as soon as possible." Ken Hurlburt bridge) suggested tariffs be re- instated to protect cattlemen. Mr. Whelan said he met last week with members of the Ca- nadian Cattlemen's Association and cattle imports were not even mentioned by them. i Meat storage regulations in effect OTTAWA (CP) Federal governing storage of barbecued, roasted or broiled meats and poultry are in effect row, but retailers have six months to comply with labelling regulations. Dr. A. B. Morrison, assistant deputy health minister, says vendors will have until Nov. 11 to label meats and poultry with the information that they must be stored at temperatures low 40 degrees or above 140 de- grees. But facilities for such storage of meats and poultry must be met right away. Dr. Morrison said in an interview. Storage below 40 degrees r above 140 degrees is necessa, to prevent growth of food poi- soning germs, he said. Canadian grain shipments delayed by Russian ships By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Russiap ships waiting to load United States grain in the Gulf of Mexico are jeopardizing the movement of Bay, the Commons learned Wednesday. The delays of outward ship- ments from St. Lawrence ports has backed up to the Lakehead. Most of the laker fleet is tied up in the St. Lawrence awaiting Canadian wheat out of Thunder' space to unloaad as the chaotic Nixon arranged welcome for with tljs taxpayer as with any by Kerwin after he ex.ted a hrtch in the workshop. The other, a awning, would be deployed by Wei'z leaning out the open haicii of the Apollo craft as it was ma- noeuvred 10 feet from the sta- tion. Experts estimate thai onre a slreld is in place, temperatures should drop to a livable 70 de- grees within a day or two. Until they do, the astronauts would sleep in the Apollo ferry ship. Also being leaded aboard the Apollo today were replacements conditions in the Gulf of Mexico R'__s r.n shies ai-e Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary..... Victoria........59 71 7G 73 75 65 73 Penticlon Prince George Kambops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetoivn Fr-cdericton Chicago New York Miami Lcs Ar.grles Vegas 71 66 73 59 71 C9 69 67 44 48 51 47 62 53 83 75 95 Phoenix .39 43 48 52 53 50 48 50 60 50 55 53 45 45 42 41 43 47 34 42 42 41' 45 52 75 57 70 67 .03 .03 .92 ing to load U.S. grain have de- j [01- medicine and film believed layed their arrival in Can.-.da to spoiied by the heat. Soms food lift grain. Delays of weaks in aisc bsbsved to have been the Gulf ports are com- harmed, but there is L.___ monplace. according to a iccsnt a.ooard E0 tnat replacement is report in the James Richardson not needed. Soviet shipping ilrm to meet VANCOUVER (CP) A So- viet shipping company" will hold its annual general meeting here next month, marking what is believed to be the first time a Russian-based company has held such a meeting in Canada. Officials of the company. Fesco Pacific Lines based in Vladivostok, will meet here for nine days starting June 11. The company was formed nine years QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328.7684 ago to provide a Russian flag service across the Pacific. The parent company, Fesco, is the largest of 16 commercial ship- ping organizations in the Soviet Union and the group operates a fleet of 200 ocean-going ves- sels, Principals and shipping and sales agents from Vladivostok, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kongj San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle and Portland will take part in the meeting. The host company will be Pacific International Freightliners Ltd. of Vancouv- er, which represents Fesco in- terest in B.C. the Vancouver company is a joint Soviet-Cana- dian venture. HIT PICKER Windsor's Rosalie Trombley has w much In- fluence in the pop music business thai when she lays a long will bo a hit it usually becomes one. In Weekend Maga- zine this Sajurday, Robert Stall tells you all about the highly influential music director of radio station CKtW. IN YOUR IETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE war prisoners WASHINGTON (Rcuter) prisoners. All were invited and President Nixon arranged the 600 or more were expected to biggest and most spectacular White House gala in history to- day to welcome home 600 pris- oners of the Vietnam war. A red and yellow striped tent, longer and wider than the White House itself was set up in the grounds of the presidential mansion to accommodate some guests. A banquet of seafood and roast beef was to be followed by entertainment by the largest galaxy of stars ever seen at the White House, including Bob Hope, the master of ceremo- nies, John Wayne, Sammy Davis, James Stewart, the New Christy Minstrels and Les Brown's band. The dinner caps a busy day in Washington for the returned prisoners. They were to hear a speech by Nixon at the state de- partment praising them for the sacrifices they made, while Mrs. Nixon entertained their wives at a White tea About. 680 Americans were attend. Any- and Sons news letter. Justice Minister Otto Lang confirmed in the House that the problem the United States is j Wai'lll WCalliei1 facing in bringing grain to the gulf ports and particularly m loading it on to the ships, is having adverse effects on the presentation of ships in Cana- dian ports. ''As a Jesuit not as much grain is moving out as we would have the capacity to load if ships were presenting thamse'ves, the minister said in reply lo Questions by Gordon Ritchie The grain news letter warned if the situation is not corroded 53 Paris...........64 52 London ..........63 54 Berlin........64 50 Amsterdam.....55 52 Moscow........72 57 Stockholm.......59 50 Tokyo 66 50 FORECAST: LeLhbirdge Medicine Hat Todaj Sunny. Winds south and gusly this afternoon. Itigbs near SO. Lows near 50. Friday: Cloudy wilh show- ers. Highs near SO. Calgary Today: Sunn.} be- coming cloudy with showers and a few thundershouers be- ginning this afternoon. Brisk south winds shifting to west this evening. Highs 70-75. Lows 45-50. Friday: Cloudy with j showers. Highs 70-75. Columbia-Kooienay Today; Cloudy with periods of rain. Windy at times. Friday: Mostly cloudy with a few arLemoon and evening showers. Highs to- day and Friday 65 to 70. Lows tonight 40 lo 45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and mild today with widely scattered afternoon showers. Showers increasing, west portion tonight. Numer- ous showers Friday with scattered showers in north portion. Cooler Friday. Highs today mostly 70s Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Friday mostly 60s. West of Continental Dmde Showers today through Friday. Turning cooler. Highs todav 65 to 75. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Friday 55 to 65. former prisoner cur- rently involved in divorce pro- ceedings was asked to bring a member of his family rather than a girlfriend. RCMP takeover radio station EDSON, Alia. (CP) It wasn't a typical day at CJYR Edson Wednesday. The usual smooth delivery by the radio station staff in this west-central Alberta town was missing as members of the 16-man RCMP detachment took over broadcasting as part of the force's Centennial celebrations. They played music, rend nous, conducted open-line programs and oven cancelled Wednesday. helps seeding CALGARY (CP! Under warm, sunny weather, Alberta farmers seeded more than two million acres of wheat and 000 acres of barley last week, Ihe Alberta Wheal pool said to- day. The Pool, in i's weekly crop repoi L, said 49 per cent of the wheat, and 15 per cant of the barley was seeded soon Canada s export bv Friday. Ten per cent of the for the crop year will be "very j rapcsced' 12 per cent cf the difficult to meet." am] ]9 per cant of oats Mr Ritchie also t'skcd if the also was in the ground. con- ar.d government has taken any steps to war c'f the grain handlers strike at Thunder Bay. Mr. Lang said Labour Minis- ter John Munro is watching the situalion closely as il could have a serious impact on our grain shipments. He said Ihe la- bour dispute is at the con- ciliation stage. A report is ex- pected early in June afreeling Ihe workers. Scattered rainfall was fined mainly to central northern regions. In the south, dry soil conditions delayed some seeding and slowed the growth of fall-planted wheat and 170 crops. Grasshoppers may be a prob- lem in the Brooks and Leth- bridgo regions where a heavy i hatch of young hoppers is re- i ported, the Pool said. Saves Time Attaches To Any Ba'er courts HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 Leihbridge Lodge Mo. 39 AF and AM That was to be held Thursday, May 24th nr 8 p.m. IS CANCELLED OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Widening of one mile section Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is m progress Highway I, Trans Canada 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 3 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours: Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate 24 hours; Poithill Rykerls 8 a.m. lo midnight; Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass closed Open June 1. Roosc- 8 a m. lo midnight ;