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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I THI LETHMIDQt MIRALP News In brief Body found in car trunk LOS ANGELES woman who filed a paterni-1 ty suit against actor Gary Grant two years ago has been lound murdered in the trunk 9f a car in a supermarket parking police said Thur- sday Mrs Cynthia claimed was the fa- ther of her Stephanie but lost the case On Tuesday her badly decomposed body was found in the back of a car in Studio a Los Angeles suburb north of the Hollywood Hills She had been bludgeoned and died of head a coroners autopsy disclosed. Mrs twice married and was also known under a string of other names including Milosevic and Caron Historian dies at 76 PHILADELPHIA Award-winning biographer Catherine Drinker Bowendied Thursday of cancer She was 7b Mrs Bowen became one of most popular historians in the United States with 12 books She was the biographer of John Adams and Oliver Wen- dell Holmes Until last winter had been working on the biography of Benjamin Franklin Mrs Bowen won the National Book Award in 1957 tor The Lion And The Throne a biography of Sir Edward lawyer ir Elizabethan Enlgand Her last book Family Portrait was published in 1970 Orders butter import hike WASHINGTON President Nixon ordered Thursday a sharp increase in imports ot butter and butter tat mixtures and asked that the tantt commission deter- mine whether import quotas on wheat milled wheat products and cotton products should be suspended The president signed a proclamation to allow impor- tation ot an additional 87 6 million pounds of butter and similar products He acted after receiving reports that United States butter produc- tion last month dipped to its lowest level since 1920 His proclamation said the bulk of additional imports would come from New Zealand and European Common Market countries Seeks end to hanging OTTAWA A Liberal senator said Thursday he will move to have all capital punishment abolished Senator Hazen Argue said he will propose an amendment to the government s capital punish- ment bill when it goes to the Senate legal atfairs com- mittee The bill providing a five extension on the partial ban on capital was approved by the Com- mons eight days ago by a vote ot 119 to 106 Rumors that the Senate would attempt to kill parts of the bill calling for hanging of murderers of on-duty policemen and prison guards began minutes after the Com- mons vote Solicitor-General Warren Allmand earlier this year at- tempted an amendment identical to the one being con- templated by Senator and tailed Lose election deposits MONTREAL More lhan 60 per cent of the candi- dates in the Quebec election Monday lost their deposits as Premier Robert Bourassa s Liberals roared to victorv The electoral law says candidates have to get at least nalt the number of votes that the winner gets or the deposit which each candidate must pay when nomination papers are stays with the government A survey Thursday disclos- ed that 287 of the 479 can- didates lost their deposits No Liberal candidates were altected Party totals were Parti Quebecois Creditiste 96 Union Independent or .58 Super poll planned TUCSON George Gallup is planning what could be the biggest publir opinion poll survey of the world to get a picture of the state of mankind Gallup said the survey will take a cost about 000 and Will try to determine how increasing incomes relate to the satisfactions and happiness of people Tory MP fails to get support for VIC probe Final grain payments to total 374.6 million By STUART LAKE OTTAWA -Combined final payments on oats and barley will give prairie farmers a total of 6 million this year Otto minister in charge of the wheat board said Thursday Mr speaking during a Commons debate on govern- ment farm said che- ques will be sent to western farmers early next month He said the final payment tor wheat will be over 40 cents and there will be North development lacks imagination EDMONTON The former chairman of the Science Council of Canada said Thursday night there has been a striking lack of im- agination in the development bj northern settlements Dr 0 M Solandt said towns such as Churchill Man and Inuvik N W T are un- imaginative They are winterized southern built without attention to the needs of the native people He told the sixth national conference on northern development that new settlements built as explora- tion expands should have a variety of accommodations Efforts must be made to a void creating ghettos with igloos on one side and a transplanted small town on the other The natural environment of the North must not be de- stroyed Dr Solandt and large areas of wilderness must be preserved He saidlie believes that a gas pipeline can be built with acceptable environmental protection There also is a need for social research 'by people who live in the North and un- derstand what is going on And resident scientists should be encouraged instead of hav- ing itinerant experts coming in for a few days Dr Solandt also said it is ludicrous to believe the Russians are far ahead of Canadians in northern development and research Canada has done at least as well and in some areas is ahead PATTERN WILL CLEAR barlier in tne day tne com- missioner of the Northwest Territories said the pattern of orderly development of the territories will become clearer once Indian land claims on 400 000 square miles are settled Stuart Hodgson said that de- spite the multitude of problems facing the he is optimistic that co-operation between all Canadians will tacilitate development He criticized the many self- protessed experts on the North who don t always take into account the views of the 15 000 residents scattered over the 1'j million square miles Many don t live there Others will never set foot there ilar high figures for other grains He and Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan strongly de- tended Liberal agriculture policies against New Democrat and Social Credit attacks The opposition also took the opportunity to criticize Mr Whelan Rancher Jack Horner said Mr Whelan is a loveable farm but has no ability to sell his policies to his cabinet colleagues DOUBTS CABINET SUPPORT Alf Cleave toon said even the cabinet does not accept Mr Whelan s statement that Canadians enjoy cheap food prices and has set up the food prices review board Mr Horner accused the gov- ernment of adopting short- term policies m setting ar- bitrary prices for farm goods These prices would harm con- sumers in the long run because they would tend to br- ing about scarcity and higher prices next year Mr Whelan put government farm policy m a nutshell I would say it is to provide the framework within which Canadian consumers can be assured of a steady supply of wholesome food at reasonable prices and to provide farmers and the whole agricultural in- dustry with a reasonable in- come comparable to the rest of Canadian society Mr Gleave said Mr Whelan has complained of not being able to get legislation through the Commons If he were to bring legisla- tion before this House that would provide up-to-date sup- port it would receive passage PUTS YOU KNEE DEEP IN FASHION From the finely sculptured edging on the j inch sole to the toe warm pile lining this elegant mou ded boot says a much higher price Colours in deep brown or fashionable black For Pretty Little Carefree because they re waterproof and cold free because they re lined completely with deep warm pile They re young they re fun and they re fashionable to boot1 Colours are brown or black A boot designed to warm the coldest ol winter days With a fashionable moulded pile lining inside nylon zipper and an adjustable calf lilting Your impeccable taste will be reflected here In classic black If you're fond of high fashion and detest the winter dampness and cold...then now is the time to put yourself into Beta's loving Ctntrt VUltgt Stiff breeze Women officer candi- dates at the R Naval officers Candidate school march against a stiff breeze on their way to graduation exercises Friday Flag-bearer had toughest footing against wind Major layoffs OTTAWA The bat- tered Unemployment In- surance Commission came under Commons attack again as a Conser- vative MP cudgelled the com- mission with a lengthy study Jake Ellis launched his saily with an at- tempt to have the Commons call for a commission of in- quiry into the and practices' of the UIC That move failed to lack of unanimous consent Mr Ellis then turned to a report result- ing from a four-month study by him of the UIC The 42-page document among other that abuse of the unemploy- ment plan is that disqualified claims are rising at an unprecedented rate and that administrative costs are running up to 50 per cent higher this year than in 1972 Mr Ellis says that even with lower unemployment rates this the program will cost com- pared to billion in 1972 SAYS WITHHELD He claims that the commis- sion management has deleted information from reports em- barrassing to the government and savs UIC chairman Guy Cousmeau kne.v before the Oct 30 election last year how much money the commission would need but didn't ask for it in order to help the govern- ment politically The cost of the unemploy ment program was a hot issue in that election campaign Mr Cousmeau said during Commons committee meetings earlier this year that he didn't request the UIC appropriations before the election was called because he thought Parliament would resume Sept 1972. as it would have without the elec- tion call Prime Minister Trudeau called the election after a spe- cial Commons session in Au- gust Mr. Ellis also attacks what he describes as computer system that simply does not work as a major factor is soaring administration costs His report says those costs will double over last year's million He says the computer system breakdown forced the to use a costly and time consuming manual pay system where employees were expected to do the work of computers This led to ex- cessive overtime and deteriorating morale among the workers The computer problem also hampers the processing of overpayments says the report Mr Ellis suggested the sys- tem won't be able to handle coming winter un- employment Thousands will suffer hardship and at the start of the year unless the unemployment program is amended Despite the dire Manpower Minister Robert Andras said the commission will keep within its 1973 budget and promised a com- prehensive statement on the matter in the near future foreseen Male flight attendants VICTORIA The president of the British Columbi Construction Association said Thursday shutdowns and major layoffs in the province's construction industry are foreseen in the near future because eastern Canadian steel companies are cancelling all orders to B C Wayne Farmer said is particularly hard on the con- struction industry because we have fixed price contracts that we presently have under way and we have com- mitments with them for purchase of quite a few thousands of tons of steel against woman job loss TORONTO A group of 79 male flight attendants based at Toronto for Air Canada want the right to retire on pension rather than work under The direction of a woman Members of the Canadian Air Line Flight Attendants Association will be asked this month to ratify by mail ballot a new contract with Air Canada One clause of the contract ends the split seniority for the jobs of pursers and flight directors Serge Capnno of Oakville is leader of a group of 79 men protesting the provision One member who refused to identify a lawyer from the association told him Thursday night if they went to the news media they would be thrown out of the association The association represents pursers and flight directors 2 500 of them women Tape loss can be explained WASHINGTON A Watergate prosecutor said in court today many questions remain to be answered about White House claims two tape recordings don't but a presidential lawyer said that apparent discrepancies could be easily explained The Richard Ben said he intended to call at least eight present and former Nixon administra- tion including H R futmer White House chief of to testify about the White House's claim that two crucial Watergate conversations went un recorded US District Court Judge John Sirica indicated a full blown hearing was about to begin and denied a request by White House lawyer J Fred to delay proceedings until Monday Auto dealers remanded on used car fraud sales EDMONTON Eleven 'of eight city automobile dealers were remanded to next week when they appeared in court Thurs- day on a total of 104 charges of fraud and turning back the mileage on used cars The only exception was Waterloo Mercury Sales Ltd remanded by Provincial Judge Carl Rolf to Jan 17 and 18 for a preliminary hear- ing into two charges of fraud and a trial on six charges of turning back odometers Seventy of the total charges related to odometers and 34 to fraud They were laid by RCMP under the Highway Traffic which makes it il- legal to turn back and under the Criminal which deals with fraud in con- nection with the sale of tampered vehicles Fuhr's Mercury Sales Ltd. was remanded to Nov 8 for election and plea on one charge of fraud and for plea on nine counts of turning back odometers Westown Ford Sales Ltd was remanded to Nov. 8 for election and plea on five fraud charges and for plea on six counts of turning back odometers. South Park Motors Ltd had six charges of turning back odometers set over to Nov. 8 for and was remanded for election and plea on three counts of fraud Noralta Motors Ltd. was tA MAU A fAft Stedelbauer Chevrolet- Oldsmobile Ltd was remand- ed to Nov 8 for setting a preliminary hearing date into 10 charges of and for setting a trial date on 19 counts of turning back odometers Don Wheaton Ltd was remanded to Nov 8 for setting on four charges of turning back odometers and for elec- tion and plea on one charge of fraud. a trial date on 11 charges of turning back odometers and for a preliminary hearing into six charges of fraud Judge Rolf remanded Avenue Repo and Storage Ltd and C A Acceptance Ltd to Nov 7 for election and plea on six joint charges of fraud and for plea on eight joint counts of turning back odometers Avenue Repo and Storage Ltd was also remanded for plea on one separate count of turning back an odometer LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. N. WNkmd EnttrMniMnt InTheClubreenw Fit and Sat MEMBERS AkD THEIR INVITID QUESTS ;