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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Novtmbtr J, 197J THE UTHMIDOI HEMID 23 COID AND WET Below-normal temperatures are expected to cover Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and portions of the Maritimes, with the rest of the country receiving above or near-normal reading for November according to the 30-day weather o.utlook of the United States weather bureau. Precipitation is expected to be heavy in Ontario and Quebec, with other regions receiving light-to-moder- ate. This is not a specific forecast and changes may occur. (CP Newsmap) Agency workers won't be fired OTTAWA (CP) The 530 employees of Information Can- ada would not join the unem- ployment lines under a Con- servative government, an aide to Robert Stanfield indicated Wednesday. One of Mr. Stanfield's pledges before Monday's elec- tion was to abolish Information Canada if he became prime minister. With the largest num- ber of seats in the Commons, he now has a chance to gain that title. The aide said that whatever Is done to Information Canada will be done "in a humane suggesting that the employees would be transferred to other civil service depart- ments if. they wanted. But, he said the specific steps for dismantling the young agency have not been consid- ered by Mr. Stanfield or other Election tabulation in error WINNIPEG (CP) A re- tally of returns from Monday's federal election shows that New Democrat Doug Rowland had only a 55-vote margin over a Conservative opponent in Sel- kirk riding, constituency re- turning officer Grant Del Bigio said today. Tabulations on election night showed Mr. Rowland with a lead of votes over the Conservative candidate, Dean Whiteway. Mr. Del Bigio said although an official recount of votes will not take place until Friday, a re-tally was done because of an apparent error in addition on election night. Election night figures showed Mr. Rowland with J9.143 votes to for Mr. Whiteway wlui Liberal and Social Credit candi- dates well behind. Gas rights sales total million EDMONTON (CP) The mines and minerals department today said sains of petroleum and natural gas rights this week totalled The largest parcel was pur- chased by Albany Oils Ltd. which paid for right.1) in an nren five miles west of Stmdrc, about 60 miles north- west of Calgary. Tho Albany Oils consortium purchased three other adjoin- ing reservations in the Sundre area for a total of Troy Oils Ud. paid. fora parcel in the DolR Wvcr north of the Clew Hllli in northwest i top Conservatives. With prob- lems to face ranging from the economy to foreign affairs, In- formation Canada appeared to rank low among Conservative priorities. The agency, which now has an annual bucket of mil- lion, started its turbulent life on April Fool's Day, 1970, with a budget of million and a staff allotment of 150. Opposition spokesmen imme- diately jumped on the agency, calling it a propaganda ma- chine for the Liberal govern- ment. Liberal spokesmen said it would fill a much-needed role in letting Canadians know how their government works and how they can get help from the government. DIRECTOR QUESTIONED The first director, Jean-Louis Gagnon, was cross-examined in a Commons committee aboul his previous support for the Liberal party and for making Canada a republic. Air. Gagnon also had been co- chairman of the royal commis- sion on bilingualism and bi- culturalism. More controversy followed when Information Canada un- veiled a new federal symbo' based on the maple leaf flag, when it took over the Queen's Printer bookstores, and when it set out to coo-rdinate and. su- pervise departmental informa- tion services. When the agency was created, it was suggested Infor- mation Canada could save money and manpower by cen- tralizing departmental informa- tion services. But before a year was out, the total staff of other govern- ment agencies and departments had increased to from 900 and their salaries went up to million from million. Stories began to appear quot- ing cabinet ministers as ex- pressing concern at the growth of Information Canada's bu- reaucracy. And ridicule was widespread reaction after the agencv un- veiled posters of nudes clothed in maple loaves. STARTED TO WORK On (he other hand, as agency offices opened, hundreds of daily inquiries sought informa- tion on everything from where to buy government-surplus kilts to who the local member of Parliament was. In most cases, it provided, a prompt and accurate answer. But the real storm broke last March. A memo by Robert Phillips, deputy director of Information Canada, criticizing agency op- erations was leaked to press. The memo said "it Is urgent to consider some projects to justify our budget and exis- tence." L n h o r Minister Martin O'Conncll wns responsible for the agency then and under Commons pressure ordered, a thorough re-evaluation of it. As opposition spokesmen called for an end to what they saw as n waste of millions ol dollars, Information Canada in- Hinted new projects. Motorcycle gang members held in murder inquiry TIKIAH, Calif. (AP) Four Hell's Angels have been taken into custody and authorities say more arrests are possible in connection with the discovery of three bodies on a remote ranch rumors to be a burial ground for the motorcycle gang. Those arrested Wednesday were identified as William Mark (Zoro) Mitten, 32; Ed- ward Junior Carter, 24; Chester (Festus) Green, 29, and Wil- liam John Moran, 38. Contra Costa County officials said the four were being held in the San Francisco Bay area county for investigation of mur- der. "We have good cause to be- ieve the suspects in the Contra Costa jail are linked with the Mendicino investigation and .here is good' cause to believe This felloiv noio known as Bear DETROIT (AP) John Edward Olson now is Bear, That's all. Just plain Bear. The 20-year-old Plymouth, Mich., youth answers to Teddy, Yogi, Smokey and other tearish nicknames after having his name changed legally last week. Probate Judge Joseph Per- nicfc approved the name change after Bear explained nobody knew him by his real name. Pernick said he could find no law against having a single name. Bear said the name calling began when he was a boy. He was small for his age, and people- considered him cud- dly, like a teddy bear. Some- times they would cNl him Johnny Bear, or Yogi or Emokey. "And then it was just plain Bear said. "It's been that way for about eight years." WILL RESIGN HOME (AP) Wildlife en- thusiasts wcote an open letter to Pope Paul VI protesting the massacre of wildlife by hunters and threatening that St. Francis of Assisi would resign as Italy's patron saint if the slaughter continued. Then they signed St. Francis' name to it. Three-day work week test good KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) Six employees at the Queen's University computer centre are working a three-day, 39- hour week and both staff and management are pleased with the results. 'It's working out extremely well, said Bill Jenkins, dlrec. tor of the centre, at the half- way mark of a three-month experimental schedule in which the computer operators work three consecutive 13- hour days and get the next four days off. Mr. Jenkins said Wednes- day there were no complaints of work pressure or excess leisure time from the oper- ators, who receive two 30- minute lunch periods and three coffee breaks. No time had been lost through illness. He said the new schedule, coupled with other changes, provides greater efficiency and continuity by eliminating rotating and swing shifts and keeping one operator at the console of the same computer for a longer period. Election poll TORONTO (CP) Sixty- eight successful candidates in Monday's federal election re- sponded favorably to a ques- tionnaire circulated by the Committee for an Independent Canada a spokesman for the organization announced Wednesday. The committee, politically non-partisan, favors govern- ment measures to encourage Canadian ownership of in- dustry. The CIC spokesman said the 68 expressed agree- ment with the committee's ob- jectives and several said they were using its literature in their campaigns. he crimes occurred In Contra Costa said District At- t o r n e y William O'Malley. 'More arrests are possible." Meanwhile, George Wethern, 33, and his wife Helen, 29, own- ers of the 153-acre ranch where :he bodies of two men and a woman were unearthed from old well holes, rejected Wednes- day an offer of immunity from further prosecution If they would provide information con- cerning Hell's Angels activities in the area. NOT ENOUGH "It wasn't broad they didn't offer what we feel was said public de- fender Joseph Allen of the offer by Mendicino County author- ities. Wethern, a burly 260-pounder, and his former Hell's arrested on charges of possession and sale of dnigs Monday when deputies to their ranch to dig. Wethern was also charged with possessing stoleri property. Bail has been set at each. Allen said authorities particu- larly want infor .ation from the Wetherns on Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger, 34, a-id others who are on trial with Barger In Oakland on charges of killing a suspected narcotics dealer last May. Six witnesses are said to missing to the trial. 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