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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI IETHBRIDGI HERALD - Friday, May 28, 1971 Review speed limit EDMONTON (CP) - The provincial government is considering lifting the daytime limit on part of Highway 2 between Edmonton and Calgary, a spokesman for Highways Minister Taylor said Thursday. John Joyce, executive assistant to Mr. Taylor, said in an interview drivers would use their own judgment about what was a "reasonable and prudent" top speed. Present maximums are 65 and 70 miles an hour with some 50-mile-and-hour sections near each city. The limit is 10 miles an hour slower at night. "Obviously," Mr. Joyce said, "driving at 110 is neither reasonable nor prudent. The Alberta Motor Association, in a recent brief to the provincial cabinet, supported "continuation of maximum posted speed limits on all Alberta highways and the principle of the daytime-night-time differential in speed limits." Slide site ordered abandoned QUEBEC (CP) - St. Jean Vianney, the Saguenay valley town where 31 persons died in a landslide May 4, has been ordered abandoned. Premier Robert Bourassa announced here St. Jean Vianney and part of the neighboring town of Shipshaw have been closed permanently. Most of the persons who lost their homes in the landslide sod those evacuated from St. Jean Vianney and Shipshaw following the slide are to be relocated in the nearby city of Ar-vida. St. Jean Vianney and part of Shipshaw were ordered evacuated soon after a bluff overlooking the Riviere aux Vases gave way in a massive landslide, carrying away more than 40 houses. The site of the landslide is 125 miles north,, of Quebec City, on the north shore of the Saguenay River near Chlcoutimi. POPULAR NOODLES The United States public consumed a record total of 1,542,991,660 pounds of marca-roni products in 1970. COFFINS FOR CRASH VICTIMS - The coffin* and the bodies of the 43 dead of last night's train crash are put up in Radevormwald's old gymnastic hall In Germany. See story on the front page. Political opinions could rule out grants OTTAWA (CP) - The thorny question of whether the Canada Council should consider awarding grants to qualified political activists who apply for them was raised Thursday at the Commons broadcasting committee. Ralph Stewart (L-Cochrane) said the council's past position that it is not interested in political opinions of persons getting grants is no longer acceptable. "I'm talking about revolutionists who are working against Four arrested in kidnap case ISTANBUL (Reuter) - Three men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Israeli Consul-General Ephraim Elrom, the martial law command announced today. They were named as Necmi Demir, his wife Ilkay Alptekin Demir, Necati Sagir and Irfan Ucar. Sue of nine prime suspects now are officially reported in custody. A seventh, Nahit Tore, believed to be the brains behind the kidnapping of Elrom and other recent guerrilla activity was reported arrested by the minister of justice Tuesday but this was later denied by the martial law command. Altogether, 62 persons have been named by the martial law command as wanted in direct connection with the diplomat's killing. THE 1971 DEMONSTRATORS ON SALE NOW 1971 CORONIT BROUGHAM 4-DR 318 V8( A.T., P.S., P.B., R,, many other mileage. Bright blue metallic, matching interior. Reg. price 4615.05. Now only ........................ SEDAN extras. her extras. Low '4195 318 V8, A.T., P.S., R.( whitewafl other extrat. Metallic tan. Reg. price 4239.50. Now only ............. 1971 DODGE CORONET DELUXE 4-DR. SEDAN tire*, 3,800 mile*. Many '3695 1971 POIARA CUSTOM 4-DR. SEDAN 383,2V V8 A.T P.S., P.B., R., w.w tire,, options. 7800 miles. White exterior, blue Interior. Reg. 5051.00. Now only......... many more King Chrysler Dodge Ltd. SOUTHERN ALBERTA'S NEWEST DODGE - CHRYSLER DEALER 3rd Ave. and 11th Si. S. 'KING'S CORNER' Phono 327*1566 '4195 Dodge CHRYSLER 8ME8/88MCC Canada," he said. Most Canadians did not think public funds should be given to persons working against Canada's interests. J. G. Prentice, chairman of the council whose spending estimates for 1971-72 are being examined by the committee, said the issue is one of the most important now facing the council, still feeling the impact of what he called the Stanley Gray affair. In 1969 controversy arose over a $5,500 grant to Mr. Gray, later dismissed as a political science lecturer for disrupting meetings of McGill University governing bodies. He lost his grant by not registering at Oxford University within a specified time. Mr. Prentice said solutions to the problem are not easily found. As a first step, the council had tried to involve universities, sharing responsibility for selection in an effort to ensure universities at least found out whether "something in the candidate's makeup" would likely interfere with his work. Guy Eocher, vice-chairman of the council, said the council has felt it cannot go further than the law. He said he does not think Rate return increase restricted CALGARY (CP) - An increase in the rate of return to Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd. has been restricted to one-quarter per cent by the Alberta Utilities Board. The company applied to raise Its rate to 8% per cent from eight per cent effective July 1, 1970, and on that date began charging the higher transmission rate. The board set the rate at 8tt per cent. Alberta Gas Trunk transports natural gas within the province for firms such as Alberta and Southern Gas Co. Ltd., West-coast Transmission Co. Ltd., Trans Canada Pipelines Ltd., Consumers' Gas Co. and other utilities. The new rate is effective until the end of June, 1971, and the treasurer of Alberta Gas Trunk, Walt Hobson, said the company would have to study the utilities board report before planning any changes after that date. Eight days of public hearings were held on the increase during January and many of the company's customers objected to the proposed rates. Transportation charges will be adjusted, with interest, for the companies which overpaid during the last 11 months, Mr. Hobson said. the council can deprive tax-paying citizens of their rights simply because their opinions differ from those of others. Mr. Sttwart replied: "When someone is trying to destroy the country, you don't give him anything you don't have to give him." The council should put Canada first in making its judgments. Public servants praised EDMONTON (CP) - The theory that elected politicians decide the policy and civil servants administer it doesn't stand up any more, says Don Hamilton, executive assistant to Premier Harry Strom. Speaking Thursday to a graduating class in public administration at the University of Alberta, Mr. Hamilton said "what we have today is a big conglomerate package within which the public servants and the politicians are mutually interdependent." Public servants also are participants, he said. "Indeed, without their initiative and industry, the government wheels would practically be brought to a standstill." Mr. Hamilton, who will run as a Social Credit candidate in the next Alberta election, also said executive salaries for public servants need to be brought more in line with those paid in the private sector. "The public service also seems to suffer from a lack of prestige, a prestige that is held by competent men with the same education and skills in the private sector. "I believe that the public ser vice might better be able to attract highly qualified, competent men into its ranks if some of the outdated conflict-of-inter-ests laws were erased, if the prestige of the position were heightened and if they were hired on a contract basis." Railway firemen get hefty raises MONTREAL (CP) - Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways signed agreements Thursday night providing for substantial wage Increases and improved fringe benefits for 2,300 locomotive firemen. The railways said In a Joint statement that the agreements, signed with the United Transportation Union, are still subject to ratification by union members. The agreements call for a 6H per cent wage increase retroactive to Sept. 1,1970 fo CP Rail firemen while CN firemen will get a similar increase retroactive to July 1, 1970. The CNR agreement runs until Dec. 31,1972, while the CP Rail settlement expires'Feb. 28, 1973. The new pacts call for yearly Increases of 8% per cent after the first year and 3% per cent after the second year. The railways said the agreements also contain major improvements in health and welfare and vacation and holiday benefits. Under the new contract, employees will receive: -Company-paid life insurance amounting to $5,000 for each employee, compared with the previous amount of $1,000. -Weekly indemnity benefits of $85 a week, compared with the existing $65 a week allow ance. -Medical and surgical payments by the railways of $11.50 a month for married employees and $5.50 a month for single employees, except in Quebec where a flat payment of $10 a month Share defence burden U.S. tells Europeans MUNICH (AP) - The Nixon administration called on its allies in Europe today for "more equitable trading arrangements" and a larger share in Western defence. "We fully recognize you are not willing to live with a system dictated by the United States." Treasury Secretary John Con-, nally said in a speech prepared for an international banking conference. "But as you share in the system, we have the right to expect more equitable trading arrangements. We also expect you to accept the responsibility to share more fully in the cost of defending the free world." Connally added that the U.S. economy no longer dominates the free world and therefore "no longer can considerations of friendship or need or capacity justify the United States carrying so heavy a share of the common burdens." ASSURANCE ON DOLLAR Connally said that the Nixon administration is dedicated to assuring the integrity and maintaining the strength of the dollar. "We are not going to devalue. We are not going to change the price of gold. "We are controlling our infla- tion. We are also stimulating economic growth at a pace which will not begin new inflation." He criticized the use of exchange rates as a tool of domestic policy. His attack was apparently aimed at West Germany and the other European countries that floated or reval ued their currencies upward earlier this month. "To revert to the use of exchange rates as a supplementary tool of domestic policy is fraught with danger to the essential stability and sustainabil-ity of the monetary system as a whole," he said. will be made for each employee. -Nine statutory holidays a year starting in 1971, Increasing to 10 in 1972. There were eight statutory holidays under the previous contract. -Three weeks paid vacation after eight years service instead of after 12 years. -Four weeks paid vacation after 18 years instead of 22 years and five weeks paid vacation after 30 years. Journalism grads can't get work KITCHENER, Out. (CP) -The director of journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa said here there are not enough jobs for this year's graduating journalism students. Joseph Scanlon told the Canadian Managing Editors' Confer* ence that universities, coTKim unity colleges and technical schools may be producing more journalists than newspapers can employ. "And I think It's a tragic situation," Prof. Scanlon said. He told the managing editors they can expect their offices "to be flooded with people waving some kind of journalism diploma" in the months ahead. He disagreed with Senator Keith Davey, chairman of the Senate committee on the mass media, who has claimed the newspaper industry generate* about 7,000 Jobs a year. There are nowhere that many new jobs for graduating students this year, Prof. Scanlon said. He also told the conference that a large percentage of graduates are women. "Very likely you will have more female staff than ever before and better staff than you've had in past years," he told about 50 managing editors from across Canada. "I think a substantial portion of your newsrooms will be female." 15-year friendship treaty Russia backs Egypt CAIRO (CP) - The Soviet Union and Egypt signed a 15-year treaty of friendship and co-operation Thursday night, renewing their close alliance in the wake of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's purge of his rivals for power. The pact signed by Sadat and visiting President Nikolai Pod-gorny provides for continued Soviet military, economic, polti-cal and scientific aid. The two g o v e r n m e n t s also pledged MAMMOTH CROP The Soviet wheat crop last year was estimated at 80 million metric tons. RCMP slayer shot himself PRINCE ALBERT (CP) - A coroner's jury ruled Thursday that Wilfred Stanley Robertson sought in the slayings last fall of two RCMP officers, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound from a ,22-calibre rifle. Robertson was the centre of an intensive police hunt after the two police were shot last Oct. 9 while investigaing a report of a domestic disturbance at his farm home, in the Mac-Dowall district of north-central Saskatchewan. The six-man jury deliberated 15 minutes before returlng the unanimous verdict. Eight witnesses were called, including Robertson's mother, Mrs. Helena Robertson, who bad identified the body. Home Recipe Plan Fakes Off Ugly Fat It's simple how quickly one may lose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. Make thia home recipe yourself. It's easy, no trouble at all and cost* tie. - little. Just go to your drugstore and ask for Naran. Pour this into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to fill the bottle. Take two tablespoonsful twice a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan. If your first purchase does not �how you a simple easy way to lose iNlky fat and help regain slender mora graceful curves; If reducible pounds and inches of excess fat don't disappear from neck, chin, arms, abdomen, hips, calves and ankles just return the empty bottle for your money back. Follow thia easy way endorsed by many who have tried this plan and help bring back alluring curves and graceful slenderness. Note how quickly bloat disappears-how much better you feel. More alive, youthful appearing and active. "non-interference in the internal affairs of each other," which could be interpreted as a Soviet abandonment of the leftist leaders ousted and arrested by Sadat in the recent Egyptian power struggle. The treaty, which provides specifically for the training of Egyptian personnel to man Soviet-supplied weapons, was seen by observers in Cairo as a bond which will link Egyptian and Soviet policies for decades to come. The Russians promised the Egyptians arms and military training to enable them to win back the Sinai desert from Israel. The treaty said arms and equipment would be supplied to Egypt "with a view to strengthening its capacity to eliminate the consequences of aggression as well as increasing its ability to stand up to aggression in general." MAKE PLEDGES The two governments also pledged to "concert their positions" if a threat to peace arises. Observers in Cairo regarded this as a Russian commitment of deeper-and perhaps even direct-military involvement if Egypt and Israel go to war again. The Soviet Union unequivoca-bly endorsed Egypt's demand Fire-damaged York Hotel reopens soon CALGARY (CP) - The York Hotel, closed six months ago because of a fire which heavily damaged the interior of the 40-year-old structure, will reopen Tuesday after renovations of about $1 million. Assistant Manager Douglas Balfour said the hotel's carpeting and 90 per cent of the furnishings were replaced and 178 rooms were renovated. The tavern and kitchen, both destroyed in the fire in downtown Calgary, were also rebuilt. for total Israeli withdrawal from all territories occupied during the 1967 war and Pod-gorny promised all-out military assistance,  communique said. In Tel Aviv, Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said he hoped the Cairo-Moscow pact "will not be the act which will kill the possibility of any interim settlement." Victims break up meeting OSAKA, Japan (Reuter) - Victims of mercury poisoning fought today with company officials and security guards and broke up a Japanese chemical firm's annual meeting. Police said several persons were injured and taken to hospitals. The meeting of some 1,500 shareholders of the Chisso Corp. ended m chaos after only 13 minutes. Victims of the so-called Minamata mercury poisoning disease had each bought one share in the company to demand compensation. They claim the company's factory at Minamata, southern Japan, jettisoned waste into a nearby bay polluting fish and shellfish 13 years ago. Seafood allegedly contaminated with mercury was eaten by local residents, 45 of whom died and another 70 were seriously affected including a number of cases of paralysis. Today's shareholders meeting was the second attempt by the victims to force a showdown over compensation. A similar meeting last November also ended in violence. ENLISTMENT FIGURE Only 365,300 men are in the British armed farces today. Sharp sends aid OTTAWA (CP) - Canada k making a $2 million "supplementary contribution" to East Pakistan refugees now in India, Acting Prime Minister Mitchell Sharp announced in the Commons today. Discusions are continuing with the World Bank on other assistance programs that win be developed to assist victims of the. recent civil disorders In East Pakistan. But Mr. Sharp said there hag been no significant progress in efforts to convince the Pakistan government to allow interna* tional supervision of relief operations in East Pakistan. Meanwhile the $2 million contribution, in the form of food, drugs, medicines end cash, would help India care for the refugees within its borders. Heath Macquarrie (PC-Hillsborough), and other opposition spokesmen, welcomed the announcement. Canada, Mr. Macquarrie said, should Implore the Pakistan gov-eminent to open the situation to international scrutiny so that relief operations can move forward. Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winnipeg North Centre) said he hoped Pakistan would heed world concern and allow supplies Into the country under international supervision. Fire claims second life CALGARY (CP} - Alfred Stevens Brown, 52, of Calgary died in hospital from bums received in a fire which also took the life of a city fireman. He was admitted to hospital with burns to 85 per cent of his body following the fire Wednesday in his one-room suite in a downtown apartment building. Lieut. Harold Smith, 51, of the fire department collapsed and died at the scene from smoke inhalation after pulling Brown from his suite. Police believe careless smoking caused the fire. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE Weather and fn ABOVE ZERO AT 12:00/VOON SUNRISE SATURDAY 4:31 SUNSET 8:27 H L PRE Lethbridge....... 80 45 .. Medicine Hat ... . 85 Pincher Creek ... .73 Calgary......... 72 Edmonton ... ...  68 High Level..... . 69 Jasper.......... 62 Banff........... � Edson.......... 61 Prince George ... . 61 Vancouver.......64 Penticton........80 Prince Albert .. . 85 Saskatoon ...... 87 Yorkton........ 81 Thompson....... ?3 Regina..........84 Brandon......... 76 Winnipeg ........ 76 Toronto......... 61 Ottawa..........56 Montreal . ... ...  87 St. John's....... � 46 50 37 43 36 32 35 35 32 47 49 53 51 57 42 54 54 45 40 47 43 45 .02 .08 .15 .15 .37 .01 .11 .01 road report Halifax .......... 68 41 .10 Charlottetown .... 50 41 .04 Fredericton...... 57 45 .63 Los Angeles...... 65 56 .01 San Francisco ..- . 54 52 .06 Las Vegas....... 73 52 .. Rome ~.......... 63 50 .. Paris........... 66 46 .. Amsterdam...... 59 50 .. Moscow......... 68 55 .. Tokyo.......... 78 61 .. FORECASTS LETHBRIDGE - Todays Cloudy periods. Winds NW15. Lows tonight near 45. Saturday: Sunny. Highs 70-75. MEDICINE HAT - Today: Afternoon showers or thunder-showers. Winds NW15 and gusty in the vicinity of showers. Lows tonight near 45. Saturday: Sunny. Highs 70-75. KOOTENAY, COLUMBIA -Today and Saturday: sunny and warm. Highs both days near 80 in the Kootenays and the 70s in the Columbia. Lows tonight 45 to 50. Used Truck Special iiipipiiiiii! 1965 3-Ton Chevrolet Truck With New 292 Cu. Inch Motor, Complete With Knapheide Steel Box and McCoy Renn Hoist, Good Tires READY FOR USE. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway M�on� 327-3165 Uthbrldgs, Alia. P.O. Bex 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and in good driving condition. There is a 75 per cent loading restriction on Highway 24 from the Junction of Highway 1 to the junction of Highway 23. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 mours: Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MSt; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. ,8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain open May 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wildhoree, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m , ;