Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Carmangay plan meeting An assist from big sister it steady down four-year-old James Anderson of 1130 23rd St. N. seems to be saying to his sister Darlene as he puts a letter in one of the new mailboxes that have been appearing on Lethbridge streets. The post office is removing all letter boxes from corner sites to comply with city regulations. A number of letter boxes will now be strapped to metal light standards. Boxes will vary from 25 to 200 feet from present sites because the city has requested they be a minimum of 25 feet from corners. Emergency treatment protection for doctors Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Doctors will be protected from law suits for administering emergency aid to unconscious or mentally incapacitated persons under legislation introduced by the government -Tuesday.- In response to requests from the Alberta medical profession for specific protection under the Health Minister Neil Crawford brought in an Emergency Medical Aid Amendment Act It applies to both physicians and dentists. To give emergency treatment two doctors must give their written consent and the resultant treatment cannot be Mr. Crawford said outside the legislature trying to do away- with the occasions where a frivolous person receives treatment and then The legislation also replaces partial protections for doctors in mental institutions provided under an old mental health act replaced in 1973 The severely mentally retarded are incapable of giving consent to needed Mr. Crawford said. But he emphasized the legislation applied only to emergencies. certainly doesn't apply to the field of psycho-surgery as Nor did the legislation contest refusal of treatment on religious grounds. is no intention to get around somebody's long-standing religious Mr. Crawford said.- B.C. gov't ore plan 'They want peace. They don't want peace. They want peace...' Inside Classified.......26-30 Comics............18 Comment...........4 Local Markets...........19 Sports...........21-24 Theatres..........7 TV.................6 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH THURS. RISK OF FROST. proposed VICTORIA The British Columbia government could keep dying mining towns in business by purchasing ore no longer profitable and storing that ore for sale at a later date when metal prices picked up. Mines Minister Leo Nimsick told the legislature Tuesday. can see the day coming when the government may buy up the Mr. Nimsick said during debate of the controversial Mineral Royalties which Opposition members claim will depress the mining industry in B.C. By AL SCARTH Herald LegMature Bureu EDMONTON Three cabinet ministers have responded to a request for a meeting with Carmangay area residents concerned about Hutterite land purchases. Dave minister of municipal Dr. Hugh minister of agriculture and Bob minister of consumer will meet residents June 12. The cabinet contingent will fly to 35 miles northwest of and arrive about 9 a.m. They plan to depart by a.m. Considering the large size of the public meeting which called on the cabinet to meet residents in several hundred people could turn out. In a letter to MLA RajT Speaker Little Mr. Russell said several members of the Advisory Committee on Communal Property Expansion including chairman Dr. Arnold Platt will be present. but cannot yet that this will include Hutterian Mr. Russell said. The trip south by the cabinet ministers will come one day before Premier Peter Dr. Horner and Health Minister Neil Crawford tour a Raymond nursing home and meet Lethbridge city council on water use problems in the south. minister's co- operation in establishing the meeting and getting the other cabinet members has been Mr. Speaker said in an interview Tuesday. Opposition MLA's Harry Strom and Ed Benoit High will also attend. Mr. Speaker said a planning committee is. Imhiiig for as many briefs as possible to present a variety of points ot view to the cabinet. The committee is holding a public meeting in Carmangay .this Friday night to chose a chairman for the meeting with the cabinet and arrange a format for the meeting. will concern the local Carmangay land use in general such as foreign land purchases and the effectiveness of the advisory Mr. Speaker said. The possibility of freezing land purchases by foreigners and communal groups will he said. It is expected the briefs will be presented to the cabinet members and then the floor opened for discussion. Mr. Russell has told Mr. Speaker he assumes a broad meeting rather than specific agenda items would be acceptable trying to reach an whole concern has always been that communication exists between local potential land purchasers and the Mr. S peaker said. would mean less community chaos than in some of the more recent purchases. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVII 141 MAY 1974 10 Cents 44 Pages Another triumph for Kissinger Golan peace pact reached JERUSALEM Israel and Syria wrapped up a separation of forces agreement today after State Secretary Henry Kissinger of the United States gained a major Israeli concession on Palestinian guerrilla attacks. Premier Golda Meir was ex- pected to make an announce- ment on the agreement tonight. Israeli and Syrian commanders will sign the pact in Geneva within a few days. At the United Nations in' New a UN spokesman Gas tax elimination rejected EDMONTON The Alberta government Tuesday night rejected an opposition attempt to eliminate the provincial gasoline tax. Albert Ludwig Calgary Mountain proposed during debate in the legislature on the fuel oil tax amendment act that the 10- cents-a-gallon tax be removed. But the government used its hefty majority to defeat Mr. Ludwig's proposal Mr. Ludwig and other Social Credit MLA's argued the government with its huge oil and natural gas revenues doesn't have to rely on the gasoline tax for more money. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely has said the government has not ruled out a reduction in the but it wants to wait until prices stabilize before making a decision. There has been a wide spread in retail gasoline prices during the last few weeks as prices have the result of higher costs of crude oil. The tax was reduced by five cents a gallon April 1 to offset part of the price increase the government knew was coming. The opposition has been pressing for additional reductions during the spring sitting of the legislature. Setn and heard About town Angler Dean winning his battle with a four- pound rainbow trout Bob rancher turned bullfighter after being butted by a mad calf. said the United States had informed Hie world body that Israel and Syria had agreed to disengage their forces on the Golan Heights front. U.S. Ambassador John Scali informed Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim of the agree- ment. The spokesman said if re- quested the UN could shift troops from its emergency force standing between Egyptian and Israeli troops in Sinai to man a buffer zone between the Syrians and Israelis on the Golan Heights Unofficial Israeli informants said UN troops would set up the buffer and that it would be one to four miles wide. They said it would stretch from Mount Hermon along the Golan including the aban- doned Golan capital of Quneitra and a strip 300 yards west of the wrecked town. They said on each side of the buffer the armies would be re- duced in two each six miles wide. In the front- line troops would be limited to with 75 tanks and 36 short-range cannons. In the deeper each side would be restricted to 450 with no long-range artillery or anti-aircraft missiles. The cabinet was to meet to- day in a special session. A special session of the called for Thursday to hear a statement by Mrs. another indication that the separation of forces agreement had been successfully concluded. The sources said Mrs. Meir would outline details of the accord is expected that an an- nouncement of the agreement will be made said Is- rael's state radio. The radio said the dis- engagement pact would be signed by Israeli and Syrian delegates in Geneva at the end of this week. Mrs. Meir's cabinet met in the morning to discuss the then scheduled an afternoon session during which it would decide or according to an Israeli government communique. It said the decision would be final. Information Minister Shimon Peres told reporters he expected the announcement would be in general Israeli officials said Mrs. Meir may quit office in the next 24 hours and turn over the government to Pre- mier-Designate Yitzhak Rabin. Rabin won approval for a new coalition cabinet Tuesday night from Mrs. Meir's Labor party. Ulster strike could start again BELFAST The Protestant Ulster Workers' Council today suspended the 15-day-old strike that paralysed Northern Ireland's economy and brought down the Ulster government. Jim spokesman for the said strikers were being told to return to work because I-we don't feel there is any point in prolonging the But he left open the possi- bility that unless their demands are met the strike will begin again. It has been not called off he said.. Smyth said there will be a phased return to and that heavy industry could not resume until Monday because sufficient power would not be available until then. the council sent some utility workers back to work today. In Britain's administrator for Northern Merlyn said Britain will negotiate only with elected representatives Tories reject Moncton mayor N.B. The Conservative party will back Charles Thomas as its candidate in party Leader Robert Stanfield said today. He told reporters that if Moncton Mayor Leonard nominated by local Conservatives Monday wins he will not be accepted into the party caucus. am fully if nec- to risk my leadership and prospects of electoral suc- cess on said Mr. Stanfield. He said he rejects all com- promise. His responsibility was to give leadership that sought harmony and unity. He made the statements after meeting with Mayor Jones and the Moncton Conservative association. The mayor is a bitter foe of the Official Languages Act and Mr. Stanfield has said Mr Jones has identified himself with efforts to prevent the French-speaking minority from achieving language equality in Moncton. and not with the strike leaders. shall give no concessions or negotiations to people at- tempting to change the political situation in this way. That is and I have the firm support of my colleagues on he said. Rees said a solution'1 to the constitutional crisis would be for civil servants to run the provincial but eventually power sharing by Protestants and Catholics would be only way out of the Northern Ireland He spoke as Prime Minister Harold Wilson prepared to meet with his cabinet to discuss ways to solve the crisis in Northern prompted by the resignation Tuesday of Protestant members of Chief Minister Brian Faulkner's the provincial government. Leaders of the walkout gave no immediate reason for calling it off. The move reversed early extremist pledges not to return to work until Wilson made his announcement on the provincial administration. Strike who want an end to Northern Ireland's first attempt at sharing power be- tween its Protestant majority and Roman Catholic are demanding the release or trial of 31 persons arrested during the strike. Ethiopian guerrillas seize more Canadians CALGARY Calgary Radio Station CFCN reported today that Ethiopian guerrillas detained a Canadian helicopter pilot and his passengers Monday night when they were on their way to obtain the release of five others captured by the guerrillas two months ago. The quoting sources in the external affairs department m said the captured included pilot Grant of two employees of Tenneco Oil Co. of and two nurses. Strike threat disrupts livestock sales The threat of a strike and ensuing lockout which could close the three major Canadian meat packing companies has unsettled livestock marketing in the South this week. Members of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers union have threatened Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. plants in Edmonton and Lethbridge with a strike June 5. Canada Ltd. have indicated strike action at Swifts would result in lockouts at the two company's plants. Auction market representatives report fat cattle prices have dropped per hundredweight since strike action was threatened. John representative of Fort Macleod Auction said today prices for cattle destined for feed lots had dropped as much as per An official of Picture Bulle Auction Mart said the threatened strike has had the same effect as an actual strike. Lethbridge livestock sales were scheduled for today and Thursday. Hog producers are feeling the clout harder than cattlemen. Joe manager of Vanee Livestock in said hog buyers are ooeratinc on an hour by hour basis. Canadian Dressed Meats Ltd. will not be involved if a lockout even though it is a subsidiary of according to the company's manager. Archie Murphy said CDM is operated independently from Burns and does not come under the master contract with the meat packers. Negotiations are in progress at he said. Stan vice-president of the Swift's unit of Local 740 of the reports workers in Lethbridge voted 88 to 90 per cent in favor of the strike. Canada Packers said in prepared statement Tuesday the union's negotiating procedure made it for any one company to negotiate with its own employees from now on. The company said it had reached an agreement with the union in April but the agreement was not presented to the employees for ratification for three weeks. In the meantime it had been rejected by a union policy committee of representatives from Canada Intercontinental and Swift employees. Canada Packers' employees rejected the contract. By'that the company said the union had already opened negotiations with Swifts and had decided on strike action. CFCN said an agreement had been reached with members of the Eritrean Liberation Front and a rendezvous point was established for the Wyatt party to pick up the five captured March 26. The first captured helicopter was piloted by Don of Canwest president. Mr Wederfort's passengers were Cliff of Ont and Powers of Tenneco John a geologist on loan to Tenneco from and Matte Tavela. an American geologist working for the Ethiopian mine industry. Jonathan Canwest confirmed that Mr. Wyatt was captured by the guerrillas in Northern Ethiopia Monday night. Noreen the pilot's also confirmed that her husband was missing. Mr. Pridie said his information came from the external affairs department. He said he was unable to contact his company's office in Addis Ababa by telex or telephone because of a strike by Ethiopian tele- communications workers. Mr. Pridie said both the Wederfort and the Wyatt helicopters were leased to Tenneco on oil survey missions. He said the Wyatt helicopter was supposed to be in Southern Ethiopia along the Somalian border. don't know why he went to Northern Ethiopia but I suspect it was in connection with Mr. who was captured in Northern CFCN said the guerrillas captured the Wyatt party when they arrived. It said the external affairs department has asked the Ethiopian government not to send any troops for fear of endangering the captives. Inquiry TORONTO The Star says that County Court Judge Rene will head a federal inquiry into disciplinary methods used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The newspaper says the ap- pointment of Judge currently project co-ordinator for the Canadian Law Reform will likely be an- nounced after a cabinet meeting Thursday.