Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 35. 274 The Lctlibtidtie Herald iK, ALUKRTA; WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER a, PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS KIVE SECTIONS 5B 1'AGE Alberta govt. lias style all Its own EDMONTON (CP) Alberta's first Progressive Conservative government adopted a go-slow when it took office seven weeks ago and has made few changes in programs inherited from a 36-year-old Social Credit administration. And though the settling-in period is about over, cabinet ministers indicate they are in no hurry to make many changes soon. Premier Peter Lougheed, the 43-year-old Calgary lawyer who led the Conservatives to an upset victory in Hie Aug 30 Alberta election, ruled against the full- spccd-ahead approach taken by the New Democratic Party which on June 23 replaced a Liberal regime m neighboring Saskatchewan. There will be changes, Mr. Lougheed said, but we're looking at a four-year term in office and we-'re not going to go. racing off in all directions." Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell, in a re- cent speech to the Alberta Urban Municipalities As- sociation, said the Conservatives will try to open up government, ask MLAs to work harder, televise some legislature proceedings, hold two legislature sessions a year and hold more public hearings on specific issues. But don't expect many major changes in legisla- tion in the 1972 session, he said. Stability is key The next day, Mr. Loughccd told the same meet- stability is the key lo Conservative thinking. Every- thing associated with government was under study. The initial months cf a new government were a "time of thought, assessment, long-term thinking and plan- ning not just for tomorrow but for the future." Mr. Lougheed said external a revision of v.-ilural resource royally rates, federal-provincial tax- agreements and United States' restrictive trade delayed government action on social action promised by I iic Conservatives. However, some deci- sions will be made soon on a number of issues which have had lo be held in abeyance. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said oil and gas revenues will have lo increase before the Con- servatives can make good on all their election-campaign promises, such as removal of education costs from property tax. But. he said, some form of senior citi- zen relief will be granted, probably at next spring's session of the legislature. Mr. Lougheed said Alberta can no longer depend on revenue from the sale of petroleum and natural gas leases. It has become a province like all the dependent on income tax. He said the I97.'i session of the legislature has been set as a target date for removing the cost of education from property taxation. INSPECTING THE GUARD President Josip Tito of Yugoslavia inspects the Canadian Armed Forces Honor Guard during official ceremonies marking his arrival in Ottawa Tuesday nighl. President Tito will spend five days on his Canadian tour visiting Ollawa, Quebec city and Halifax. 8 1" OTTAWA (CP) Yugoslav President Josip Bror Tito, an elder of world communism, today begins the business por- tion of his first visit to Canada great and dynamic coun- try." The 79-y e a r -o I d statesman gave thai tribute Tuesday night after being welcomed by Gov.- .Set up committees Meanwhile, Uic government has set up committees of MLAs to review legislation dealing with northera development, pollution, labor, natural resource devel- opment and conservation, liquor regulations, hospitals, police matters, industrial incentives, housing, oil and natural gas royalties, mental illness, and provincial- municipal fiscal matters. Industry Minister Fred Peacock said an industrial Incentives committee will seek more secondary and service industry throughout the province, and Attorney- General Mcrviii Lcilch said Alberta will have to live witli the new Police which the Conservatives ve- hemently objected to when the Social Credit govern- ment put it through the legislature last for a year or more before it is changed. Al Adair, minister without portfolio, said an act setting up a northern development commission cannot he proclaimed in its present form because it con- flicts iiitli many other provincial laws and Environ- ment Minister Bill Yurko said the regulations under new rlean air and clean water acts will be subject to a considerable amount of revision in the months ahead." The Labor Act will be the subject of public hear- ings next year, with revisions due in 1973 to reduce the number of "serious confrontation-type disputes that result in strikes." and a review of proposed major capital works projects has led to a halt in planning for a proposed new StO-million university at St. Al- bert. five miles northwest of Edmonton. One of Ihe Social Credit programs thai will survive (he ehaneeover is a compulsory automobile insurance plan. The plan, which requires drivers to have a mini- mum in properly damage and public liability insurance, will go into effect April. Plan may take wallop out of snow storms BUFFALO. N.Y. (APi If an experiment by U.S. government wcatiier experts succeeds, Buffalo and nearby shoreline communities will receive less of a vcullop frntn kike I'jric snoustorms in the com- in; 'Ir.e nrilnin.il ntvamr nud atmospheric admoiislr.i- iion says the idea r> to seed storm clouds over Ihe lake M Ili.-il. snow [lakes, will be lighter. As Ihey arc Mown toward land, some should travel farther into Ihe interior, thus sparing Buffalo of a por- tion of the mo-inch snowfall it sometimes records. The proiecl. purely an experiment rather Ihan an all-out woaihci- control program, will .seed clouds from Nov. M lo Doc. "We hope lo seed Ihe storms over Lake Kric 30 minutes lo an hour before they reach the population said project diroclor Dr. Helmut K. Weick- mann. Seeding will involve dropping either dry ice or flares emitting silver iodide smoke. Resulting cloud seg- ments 20 lo -10 miles in length will be tracked and sludied by radar. Working for the federal agency on the project are Ihe Cornell Aeronaut leal Laboratory and flic State Uni- vosilv. 'If Tilo's such a friend, how conic u'C never use tux first Gen. Roland Michener at Up- lands military airport. However, there was hardly anybody on hand to hear the warm words except diplomats, officials, policemen and service- men. Only four people from the hundreds of families quartered at the base turned out to watch the arrival program, which in- cluded a 21-gun salute and other honors reserved for visiting heads of state. Thoy appeared outnumbered at least SO to I by military and 11CMP security personnel, in- cluding servicemen patrolling Tabor s thai at a luncheon fe; the premier in Paris, Mr. de gave assurances lhal i was not a "bad man out wreck Ihe Ca- nadian unity." and lhat his in- lorest was in Ihe preservation of French culture m Quebec. Mr Boi'.nett is quoted as replying: "The Canadian gov- ernment, like ourselves, is con- cerned about the preservation of Canadian ar.ri 1 hope Quebec (eels Ihe. same way too." The author says Mr. de Lip- kowfki replied: "My guess is that Quebec won't leave Canada clurir.fi the next five years, but tint they will before 10." Later. Mr. Worley says, the premier became embroiled in .Ti argument with Achilles Per- c'lli, prcHdonl of the Chamber ol Deputies, after Mr. Poretti told him. through an inter- preter, that France had the right lo interfere if it was in the. Iwst interests of bolh Quebec and France. "You have no rights when it come.s lo interfering with my country's unity." Mr. Bennett is quoled as replying. Seen and heard I'lll Mil II 111 NM IT white nilli rage About town 17ASY MARK Gray bragging a b o u the sweopstakes 1 i c k e t s he bought only to find his friends are trying to sell him more beeau-e the tickets were a year old Cliff Parkes, rewcomer to Letb- bridge from Edmonton, em- harra.eshig the neighbors by Ihoiiphllessly not waiting for a cl'iino.ik in llv sea- son's first li-.'lll his sidewalk.