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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Datolliw Alberta Smith residents unhappy SMITH Some residents of this town of 110 miles north of are concerned that their community's five businesses are endangered because of a provincial department of highways decision to bypass Smith. The highway between Slave to the west of and Athabasca is being rebuilt and Smith isn't on the route. going to Bernie owner of the Smith said in an interview He said the town's economic Jail improvement sought WETASKIWIN RCMP and municipal officials in this community 40 miles southeast of Edmonton admit that jail facilities are not but say improvements are on their way Six wire-mesh cells for men and three for women were designed to hold one prisoner but the total has been reported as high as 24 Facilities include a pail in the corner of each cell and one open washroom for both men and women. Asked about the jail Wetaskiwin municipal RCMP Sgt. Mclnnis said they were however I understand the city is making some arrangements to possibly have them redone and maybe an extension put Bob city said RCMP plans for extension of the jail had been forwarded to RCMP headquarters m Ottawa. He expected that Ottawa would forward its which would be presented to city within the next two or three weeks Mr Blythe said most of the people housed in the jail were natives from the nearby Hobbema Indian reserve. Schmidt fears dictatorship CALGARY The provincial government's plan for managing Alberta oil sands area development could lay the groundwork for a province-wide Werner Schmidt. Social Credit party said at the weekend He told a party constituency meeting that elected officials are surrendmg their mandates by agreeing to administration Bill which establishes a northeast region development commission The province's Conservative cabinet members designed the bill because they are either want to pass the buck to bureaucrats or don't want to consult ordinary or all he said. Bill 55 permits the cabinet to appoint a commissioner 'one Mr Schmidt stressed to co- administer and supervise any economic or social and urban services in the area the government assigns him GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 70 41 Medicine Hat 76 46 Pmcher Creek 65 34 Grande Prairie 58 35 .05 FORECAST Medicine Hat sunny. Winds northwest 20 in the afternoon Highs near 65. mostly sunny. Lows near 40 Highs near 60 Calgary mostly sunny. Afternoon thundershowers in a few localities. Highs 60 to 65. Winds increasing to northwest 20. mostly sunny Lows 35 to 40. Highs 55 to 60 Kootenay cloudy. Sunny periods in the Kootenays Showers in the Columbia area and a few afternoon showers in the Kootenays. Chance of a few thunderstorms near the Rockies this afternoon Winds occasionally gusty near showers or thunderstorms. sunny with afternoon cloudy periods Highs both days in the 60s except near 55 in-tfie northern part of the Columbia area Lows 35 to 40 except near 45 west Kootenays. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness and mild today and tonight Scattered showers south portion. Windy at times during the day. Variable cloudiness and colder Tuesday with scattered showers extreme south and northwest portion Highs Monday 65 to 75 Lows Monday night 40 to 50. Highs Tuesday 55 to 65 'West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness and mild today and tonight. Widely scattered showers north portions tonight and Tuesday increasing by afternoon. Widely scattered showers south portion Tuesday Colder north portion Tuesday. Highs Monday 60 to 65 Lows tonight 40 to 45. Highs Tuesday 50 to 60. Midwest Mulcher Harrows Allied Flexible Harrows Tailgate Drill Fillers Rolling Harrow Drawbar SVz ft. Coil Spring Harrows Fence Posts in Various Sizes 15 ft. Edwards Rod Weeder 24 H. Edwards Cultivator Round and Inline Hog Feeders Used Renn Post Driver Calf Creep Feeders Stock All Sizes Stock Chute and Gates Available now at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Count Highway Phone 328-1141 Box 1202 Ports of Times in Mountain Daylight Time opening and closing Carway 7 a.m. to 10 Chief Mountain Coutts open 24 Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 Kingsgate open 24 Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. base is two logging companies but the highway brought in the additional traffic necessary for the the two general stores and the two gas stations to keep going. government says they're tyring to preserve the small towns but it's a crying shame how the government pushes the young people he said Leonard owner of one of the general said a delegation from the town was told the province will save nine miles of road by bypassing Smith Shangri-La decline now ttlmOSt Hunza Shed a tear for Shangri-La. The decline and fall as an independent state of this tiny landlocked kingdom among the majestic peaks of the Karako- ram mountains on the Pakistan China border is almost complete Pakistan's government officials say it is only a matter of a short time before Hunza is completely merged with Pakistan and its ruler deposed with nothing more than a princely pen- sion. Although the writing of the final which will end 900 years of benevolent is tinged wii'.i sadness for many of the Hunza it is being accepted with a certain amount of resignation as inevitable. Some of the young and educated even-welcome it. It was the tranquil life of Hunza that inspired James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon with its Valley of Shangri-La and monastery whose inhabitants lived for centuries. The world has moved remorselessly in on Hunza since tha partition of the Indian subcontinent with the withdrawal of the British in 1947. Then the Ismaili Moslem followers of the Agha to Pakistan which took responsibility for defence and foreign affairs. Hunza is m a particularly sensitive position Not only does it border on China but the Soviet Union is only a stone's throw away. King a figurehead Hunza retained its status as an independent state with re- sponsibility for internal affairs remaining with the or Lt -Gen. Jamal Khan He is little more than a responsible only for solving internal disputes. His income comes from Pakistan since the people of Hunza no longer pay him taxes The man who wields the real power is Pakistan's commis- sioner for northern Ijlal who resides 70 miles away outside Hunza in Gilgit He says the final decision of Hunza's future status will be taken probably when Prime Minister Zulfikar All Bhutto visits the northern areas As the 65-year-old mir sipped tea in the wood-panelled draw- ing room of his palace looking out on the snow-capped Karako- ram peaks and green valley he acknowledged that he expects to be the last of the dynasty to rule Hunza he will remain the Agha Khan's personal representative in central Asia He said he has not been officially informed of his we are simple people who live in the mountains We will accept whatever the Pakistan government He added that 99 per cent of the Hunza population still sup- ports him as mir as a he expected lot of if the merger took place although he has no plans to actively organize opposition to the mov.e. His critics say the mir overestimates his and that he has lost support because he has failed to react to the growing demand for changes resulting from increased contact with the outside world. Before the first rough jeep track to Hunza was built along the ancient silk route road to China in the people of Hunza probably had an even chance of maintaining their traditional self-sufficient way of life. Crime unknown The inhabitants lived largely off their own corn and apricots which they dried for the winter months and turned into a gruel with potatoes and flour. Crime was virtually unknown and the ultimate penalty for murder was banishment It was simple and satisfactory way of life Today the jeep route has been replaced by the Karakoram and it takes three hours rather than the three days it took to travel by foot from Baltit to Gilgit Imported vegetable flour and other commodities are altering the dietary habits The number of people living to 100 is rapidly declining. The mir says there are now only about five or six centena- compared to 50 or 60 before the highway came. An exploding from in forced large emigration to Pakistan and other parts of the world. Money is replacing barter for trade. Although the old way of life is rapidly it is on the real- ity and myths of the past that Hunza is expscted to trade in the future Since last the northern areas of Pakistan have been opened to tourists. A hotel is being built in Baltit and an- other is planned along with camping sites. About tourists are expected to make the 45-mmute flight from Rawalpindi in Pakistan to Gilgit and the jeep jour- ney to Baltit this year Tourist officials expect the numbers to increase dramatically during the next few years Greeks settle Turk oil fuss ANKARA Greece has agreed to settle its oil dispute with Turkey in the Aegean Sea through Turkish Premier Bulent Ecevit announced today A Greek in answer to a Turkish one of three months ago asking for was received Ecevit said Greeks have expressed their agreement to settle the problem of coastal shelves in the Aegean through direct negotiations with he said constructive steps thus have been taken toward preserving friendly relations between the two neighboring countries Ecevit said the development is in contradiction to recent news which he said quoted U.S. defence department sources as saying Greek military officers had told Americans that Greece might fight to defend what it considers its oil rights in the Aegean. The dispute between Greece and Turkey resulted from Greek protests against a Tur- kish decision to explore for oil in the Aegean Sea Greece claimed Turkey was trespassing because the area in question constituted the coastal shelves of the Greek islands near the Turkish Turkey said that because of the nearness of the islands to Turkey it was a special situ- ation that could be settled by negotiations It also pledged not to give up its claims in the Aegean. Chloride report held Tex. Data from a study of the con- centration here of a potentially cancer-causing chemical is being withheld because of possibly criminal federal officials say. At least 12 deaths in the United States and elsewhere have been linked to vinyl chlo- ride gas CLAIMS WORLD RECORD Japan Ke- nichi Horie sailed his 29-foot sloop into Osaka harbor Satur- day and claimed a world record for sailing around the world non-stop He did it in 276 days left Japan Aug. for the mile solo his second attempt. In he failed to complete the trip when the mast of his yacht broke. The previous record of 293 days was set in 1971. Not straying Four-day-old little bignorn sheep stays close to mother in Stanley Park Vancouver. The youngster's parents were brought to the park from the Dkanagan Valley eight years ago. FRAME STYLES From AROUND-THE- WORLD SAVE at today's prices or use our Layaway DURING OUR Listed are only a Sample of the Great Stock Elimination RCANoFrost13.1cu.ft. Never defrost again RCA No Frost Deluxe 7 day meat rollers RCA Automatic Washer 5 water temper- ature selections RCA Multi Heat Automatic Dryer. Stops only when clothes are dry t RCA Standard Gas Dryer with Perma -_ Press setting....... RCA Custom Top Loading with rinse clean dispenser RCA Accucolor. 5 year warranty walnut finish DOOR BUSTER SPECIAL RCA Black White Portable TV Limited Quantity RCA Console Stereo. 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