Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, Novemb�r 1, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAIO ~ It Times are looking up for parly Tories walking on air OTTAWA (CP) - Federal Canservatives report encouraging indications from Toronto that Premier William Davis will throw his personal weight and provincial organization behind Robert Stanfield in the next general election. On the heels of similar indications from Alberta and New Brunswick-along with high expectations now in Newfoundland -party officials can scarcely contain their enthusiasm. Apart from Nova Scotia, there was liltlc help for Mr. Stanfield from provincial organizations in 1968. Mr. Davis apparently basn't given a firm commitment on his role in the next federal election -expected next year-but a senior party official here says "all the indications are there-it looks just great." Federal Conservatives have always felt they didn't, get enough help from former premier John Robarts in the 1968 general election. Oddities in the news BALTIMORE, Md. fAP) -"Look here, man, I'm a burglar. Get that? I'm a burglar, but I ain't no killer," an anonymous ca*vr told police. The caller said he was burglarizing a shoe store when lie found a dead man. "I know he was dead because I kicked him and he was real hard," police quoted the man as saying. Police went to the store and found a mannequin wrapped in paper and tied with cord. "I kicked him. The burglar was right. He was hard." said a detective. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Responding to a complaint by Vice-President S p i r o T. Agnew, the Memphis-Shebly FRAME STYLES FROM . . . AROUND-THE-WORLD ocfiCAl t'Hl SCRIPTION CO County Airport Authority has changed the name of a city street. Agnew was open ly dismayed last fall when he arrived for ground-breaking ceremonies for a $14 million Internal Revenue Service computer centre and found the facility was to be built on Democrat Road. E. W. Cook, airport authority chairman, -said Friday the authority has changed the name of a street to Republican Road. Now, the centre, on Airport Authority property, will be on the corner of Democrat and Republican roads. LONDON (AP) - The British government says it has paid $29,522 in claims to angry citizens whose property was damaged by sonic booms from the Concorde airliner's summer test flights. Not counting the damage claims, aviation sources estimate that costs of research and development for the faster-than-sound Concorde arc likely to be $250 million more than the latest estimate. $2,212 billion SAVE Tuo 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A 59.95 MUFFLER FOR MOST CAn5 FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES While he made one public appearance with Mr. Stanfield, and had several meetings with him during the campaign, Mr. Robarts didn't become heavily involved personally. ORGANIZERS HELPED Mr. Robarts did place his provincial organization at the disposal of the federal Conservative candidates in the province, but one successful MP said this was like getting a tractor without a battery. "Provincial machinery is no good unless the premier comes in and gets it started." Federal Conservatives arc hopeful Mr. Davis, on the basis | of his conversations with party representatives here, will do just that. The Conservatives now hold 18 federal Ontario seats, compared with the (51 held by Liber-j als. The New Democratic Party holds seven. Ontario is the province where the federal Conservatives hope to score their biggest gains. While Quebec offers the greatest scope for party improvement-Conservatives hold only three of the 60 seats-no one here is predicting any breakthrough in that province. B.C. IS SHAKY There is vast room for improvement in British Columbia, where Liberals and New Democrats hold all of the 23 seats. But the federal Conservative party is on its own there, since the shaky provincial organization can offer little assistance. If the Conservatives sweep every seat in Alberta they would only add four to their existing totals, and they already hold five of the 12 Manitoba seats. In the four Atlantic provinces, the Conservatives hold 25 seats, compared to seven for the Liberals. If the party is to overtake the j Liberals, there must be impres- | sive gains in Ontario. "And what we hear from Davis," said a party official, "is j the best news yet." -1 fell Wm^ffl%r>% Soaring market loses momentum :> Canada 6 ALL AT IIMUTE UFFLER INSTALLATIONS 509 6th Avenue South Phone 328-8134 Changes his mind ALICANTE, Spain (Reuter) - Somewhere in this southeastern port city is a thief with a conscience and no television set. A priest, who declined to idea tify himself, appeared at the hotel room of European feather-weight boxing champion Jose Legra Friday to return a television set stolen from the fighter's car four days ago. The priest said the thief had a change of heart and asked him to return Legra's property. NO PERFORATIONS-The Canada Post Office has announced that in April it issued at least two and possibly ten sheets of stamps without perforations. An undetected flaw in (lie manufacture of the Maple Leaf in Spring issue caused the sheets to be distributed without perforations in the four upper rows and along the bottom edge of the bottom row. An Ottawa stnmp dealer said the value of such a sheet would be about $1,000. Fares talks fail LOUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The conference of the i world's leading airlines seeking ' to prevent a fares war on the transatlantic route collapsed Saturday. An announcement after the sudden end of the conference; said the airlines were "unable to resolve details of the fares levels." The breakdown of the talks, which began last Tuesday,1 means victory for the West Ger- i man national carrier Lufthansa 1 in its battle for lower transal-! lantic fares. 1 Conference sources said Luf-, thansa and at least one other carrier also declined to accept a proposal from a majority of airlines to keep the present fares in force for another year to per-; mit the fares talks to continue. The other carrier was not! identified. The official announcement said only that the second proposal was opposed by "some members" of the International Air Transport Association to which nearly all the world's airlines belong. I NOT THE ONLY ONE ! This appears to be an indica- j tion that Lufthansa is no longer the only airline opposing the: present fares structure and in the future, more carriers can be expected to follow Lufthansa's initiative for cheaper transatlantic air travel. Lufthansa first put its veto against a new Atlantic fares package negotiated in Montreal last summer on the grounds it was too complicated. The German airline in particular rejected a proposed "pay now, fly later" formula under which passengers could make an Atlantic round trip for $230 within a 22 to 45-day period providing they book passage and pay three months in advance. It offered a $210 round trip within a 14- to 45-day period and no conditions attached. The airlines still have until Jan. 1 to work out a new fares system that would go into effect next April 1. TORONTO (CP) - Following two weeks of rising prices, the Canadian bond market lost momentum as prices closed lower in last week's moderate-to-ac-1 live trading. The short end of the market on the week gained about 15 , cents, m i d -t e r m issues lost � about three-eighths of a point, | and both long-term and corpo-; rate issues were higher by , about one-eighth of a point. | There was a new issue Mon-i day from the Province of Nova I Scotia in two parts totalling $25 million. The first part, a 20-year. issue totalling $15 million sold at par to yield 7% per cent. ;-nd the second part, totalling $10 million was a 25-year issue with Seeks divorce SANTA MONICA. Calif. (AP) - Actor Laurence Harvey was sued for divorce Friday by former actress Joan Cohn Harvey. Harvey, 40, and Mrs. Harvey, 50, were married in the Bahamas Oct. 17, 1968. They separated last Aug. 27. a 7^ per cent coupon also sell-1 ing at par. I Thursday saw the release of a British Columbia Telephone issue, also in two parts, total-, ling $35 million. The first part,! in the amount of $10 million, bears a 7'.i per cent coupon redeemable Nov. 15, 1978, and sold at $100.08 to yield 7.38 per cent. The second part, totalling S25 million, was a 25-year isyn.'j at 7'� per cent. It sold at $99.50 to yield 7.92 per cent. Day-to-day money was available Friday at two per cent, a sharp drop from yesterday's 3'� per cent. Dealers said that the drop was due to a loosening of money reserves in the banks, most of which have reached their year-end dates and have fulfilled their reserve commitments. Three- and six-month treasury bills were traded at 3.50 and 3.60 per cent respectively. KILLER FISH The barracuda ranks as one of the most feared of all killer fishes. Hawrelak not at meeting EDMONTON (CP) - Former Edmonton mayor William Hawrelak was not present at a Nov. 12, 1963, city council meeting which considered a land transaction, the Alberta Supreme Court was told here. Ex-city commissioner M a 1-colm Tweedle, testifying as a defence witness in the city's $113,000 suit against Mr. Hawrelak over the land transaction, said the former mayor was attending a mayor's conference in Montreal. The city alleges Mr, Hawrelak made secret profits in the 1963-64 land transaction through Sun-Alta Builders Ltd., in which he held business interests. Mr. Justice W. J. C. Kirby was told that former alderman Ethel Wilson was acting mayor and in the chair at (he council meeting when it considered a commission board report concerning a land trade. Mr. Tweedle said the report followed a commission board meeting in the mayor's office at which Mr. Hawrelak was present. During that meeting, no description of the property was given. The trial Is continuing. GO/IHE4D! BUY CANADA SAVINGS BONDS If you're looking beyond today, plan ahead with Canada Savings Bonds. They're the go-ahead way to save for the future - without worry. 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