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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Seas MILD HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 50. VOlTLXIV No. 2711 Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBKRTA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 2'i I'.V.iES but Toronto OTTAWA (CP) Montreal remains Canada's largest city but Toronto is coming fast and Vancouver's popu- lation now exceeds I million, preliminary results of Uie 1971 census show. Statistics Canada reported Monday that Montreal's metropolitan population rose la on June 1 this year from counted in the 19C6 census, an in- crease of 5.il per cent. Toronto's population was counted as this year, compared with in IMG, an increase of 16.3 per cent. Vancouver's population to from ?32.272. an increase of 1-1.9 per cent. The 1971 figures arc preliminary population counts, subject I" Mime adjustment later as I ho census return.1; arc examined in more detail. The figures have been adjusted to cover the same territory as in this year's census. In most cities, the metropolitan areas were increased this year. Oilier preliminary 1971 population counts, with changes from for the top 10 metropolitan centres reported Monday, are: Ottawa-Hull, up 12.7 per cent from Winnipeg, 534.685, up 5.1 per cent from Hamilton, up 10.2 per cent from Edmonton, up 16.1 per cent from (jucbcc lily, up 9.3 per cent from Calgary, 400.154, up 21 per cent from Niagara-Si. Catharines, 301.10S. up 5.5 per cent from Statistics Canada said UK preliminary figures in- dicate that growth rates have slowed down since 1966 due to lower birth rates and immigration. They also show that most of the growth has occur- red on the fringes or suburbs of (he main metropolitan centres, usually at the expense of the centres of the cities and smaller towns and rural communities nearby. Changed borders Populations witliin the old city limits of both Mont- real and Winnipeg actually declined between 1966 and 1971. the bureau said. Halifax, Saint John, N.B., and Quebec City would also have shown lower populations except (hat city boundaries were enlarged. For Ia4 June's census. Statistics Canada identified major metropolitan areas in Canada. The 1971 popu- lation counts for the remaining 12 are: London. Onl.. 284.469, up 12.1 per cent from 253.701. Wmlsnr. Onl., 255.167 up 7.1 per cent from 233.323. KikbiiMT, On'., up Hi.7 per cent from Jlalifa.v up 5.1 per cent from 219.571. Viriorh, up B.D per cent from Smlliury. Onl., up 21.6 per cent from llcgina. 133.956. up 4.9 per cent from 132.432. Cliircmtiini-.lfiiuiuiciTS Que., 131.924, down .5 per cert from 1K.9.V1. St. John's Mid., 129.304, up 102 per cent from 117.291. Saskatoon, 12-3.079, up 7.9 per cent from 115.000. Thunder Bay, Onl., up 3.2 per cent from Saint .lolui, N.B., up one per cent from ingo still is at large By AKME IIAKALA TORONTO (CP) The department of lands and forests is ready to fire a 100-by-60 foot net over Ringo but the female mallard with the pull ring of a bev- erage can around her beak is not around_ Department biologists will fire the net with four rockets. The net is set up cm HIP cast shoreline of Grenadier Pond in High J-'ark. "if wn get her with tin's elaborate net. 1 don't. laK'w what aro going to said an m- "pod-or of Ihe Toronto Humane {society. Ringo is slowly starving. She can't, open her beak to cr.l solid fowl. Ringo and her friends, sometimes as many as 200 mallards, usually feed on the eastern shoreline at dawn. There were plenty of mallards around today but they did not include Ringo. Humane Society inspectors led by Wilf Patey have been trying to catch Ringo for 11 days without any success although at times they were within 10 feet of her. "Sure, it appeared simple at said Mr. Palcy, "but as soon ar, made a move, away she went.'1 Iff and other inspectors thrown more than inr> pieces of bread in small pieces into Ihe pond at- templing to coax Ringo lo their ncLs or large lobster- imp like cage. However, before the ducks can paddle to the bread, swarms of seagulls swoop down and clean up on ev- ery !as( crumb, Mr. I'afey .said he surmises that Uingo slipped into the ring as she was foraging fur food in shallow lcr_ The ring is made of aluminum. A dcparimeni. of lands and forests official said another of can happen with the ring has horn in speckled trout. young irout win'V intn (.ho rings which Ixroinr ihK-k ;il thr liiiv TIu- iwiill is lhat. the head and body arnnml Ihr rim; and create a grotesque form. The fish eventually die. Hinco is of about mallards which winter ni I'.rk where there are several small ponds. Itn.nanc society inspectors feed the birds in the when the wafer Kiiii'.o liirn ;ihic to survive bivausr she can Irani Mial! hit.s of through her beak. can iiol I'M solid foods or quack, meaning that uitb a fivivrup, sho is helpless. It ?.i dcgrrr.'i at v kicby. BILL KNKil youngest jnombcr mcnt follmving his win in the Assiniboia by elect ion Mwiflnv. LEGHORN, Italy (APi An RAF transport plane crashed into the Ligurian Sea off north- west Italy early today with 46 Italian paratroops and five Brit- ish crew m e m b e r s aboard. It was Italy's worst peacetime military air disaster. A search party of 10 helicop- ters and half a dozen tugs and navy ships found wreckage ot the four-engined DC-130 Her- cuJes but no bodies or survivors. The wreckage was found off the island of Meloria, a few miles from Leghorn. The RAF plane was in Italy for an Anglo-Kalian military e.v crc'so. The paratroops were from It- aly's Lightning Brigade sta- tioned in Pisa. SELK KECOHDLMl Officials at Leghorn said they were searching for the plane's flight recorder In find what wen! wrong. The crash was confirmed by the British embassy in Home, which said thai all the parachu- tists were Italian nnd the crew British. The aircraft was taking part; in an air exercise named Cold- stream. The Herald to publish on Nov. II The Herald vritl publish regu- lar editions riememlyance Day. Thursday. Nov. 11. the majority of busi- ness establishments in the eity will be closed in observance of Remembrance Day, Herald ad- vertisers are reminded that all advertising deadlines mil be on regular schedules. Newspaper carrier boys are also reminded that pick-ups at The Herald and drop-offs at route boxes will also be on regular schedules. Youlli killed in guu inisliup MAIIWAYN'E, Alia. (CP) Nine-year-old Arnold Payne of Manvayne was accidentally shot fo death .Monday in the basement o( his home in Ihia northeastern Albena commun- Police snid the boy and a friend were playing wiili a .22- calihre rifle. Seat No. 25 for NDP campaigner Assiniboe WEYBURN, Sask. (CP) Bill Knight, who got his feet wet in politics si 13 and will be the youngest member in Parliament at 2-1, Monday scored a solid victory for the New Democratic Parly in the federal byclcction in Assiniboia. Mr. Knight, in capturing un.ri per cent of the popular vole, de- feated Iv.-o veteran politicians to wrest the seat from the Liberal government of Prime Minister Trudeau. Complete results gave the Weyburn, Sask., high school teacher votes compared with for Conservative can- didate Laurence Watson and for Liberal Jim Hooker. The victory gives the NDP its 2.5th seat in the Commons and its seventh .VIP from Saskatche- wan. It also is the party's fifth win in the 11 federal byeledions held since the 19Sil general elec- tion. Liberals have v.on four and the Conservatives (wo. Three of the five XDP wins were gains from Liberals and one of the four Liberal wins was a gain from Creriitists. All Lib- eral wins were in Quebec. Standing in the Commons now is Liberals 150, Conservatives 71, NDP 2.5, Social Credit 13. in- dependent tu'o, independent Lib- eral one and vacant two. The result left Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Ca- nadian wheat board, as the only Liberal from Saskatchewan in the Commons There were eligible vot- ers in the Assiniboia riding which spreads over almost square miles of hilly farm and ranohland 180 miles" along the United States border and north for 80 miles. Consumer goes up anoter notch OTTAWA prices continued their fall season de- cline last month, but higher dentists fees, home insurance, and some Iiigher clothing prices pushed the consumer price index up a notch. Statistics Can- ada reported today. The October Index stood at 134.9 compared with 134.7 in September, but still a tenth of a point below its August high of 135. Tile index, based on 1.961 prices equalling 100, meant that it cost last stead of in buy what bought in 1061 for a wide range or consumer goods Food prices on average de- clined so that the 1961 bag of fill worth of groceries cost last month, instead of S13.37 as it did in September. That food bill was in August. The over-all increase of about one-tenth of one per cent in con- sumer prices last month wasn't sufficient to make any apprecia- ble change in the purchasing power of the dollar, the statis- tics bureau said. It still reported Ihe consumer dollar had a purchasing power of 74 cents last month, in terms of tire 1961 dollar, unchanged from September. Statistics Canada also re- ported that while food prices de- clined and the prices of other commodities rose, there was, in balance, a slight reduction in commodity prices as a whole. The cost of services, which make up about 30 per cent of the total index, continued to rise. The statistics bureau said the Septeinber-to-October increase in the over-all index this year duplicated Ihe amount, of in- crease in same month la.st year. In percentage terms, the ir.dcrc last month was 3.5 per cent higher than a year ago. Tile drop in food prices was seasonal, the bureau said. The fail season's harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables usually pushes food prices down at this time of year. Focd prices ac- count for more than one-quarter of the total index. 'liic decisive Honker u'as con.sick.-rc'i to demonstration fcde: agriculture policir-. Mii'jh of blame for Ihe upsr-; of the former Saskatchewan Lib- eral government las'. June the NDP also was placed on those policies. The controversial prairie grains income- stabilization bill became the focal point of dis- content throughout the riding. Along with that was smoulder- ing resentment of the 1970 Low For Tomorrow pro- gram. Unpopular proposals by Fi- nance Minister Edgar Benson to institute a capital gains tax and to increase taxes against co-op- eratives sko cut deeply into Liberal support. Assiniboia is extremely co-operative oriented and contains two of the largest rural credit unions in the world, INTERPRETS RESULT Speaking of his victory Mon- day night, Mr. Knight said: "The results demand in no un- certain terms that the govern- ment bring in a grains income stabilization plan ss amended. Furthermore, they have re- jected increased taxation of co- operatives." Premier Allan Blakeney's re- action was much the same. "The result is a clear and devastating repudiation of the farm policies of Trudeau and he "Let's hope Dial Ottawa fi- nally has [lie mesf.ge farmers do not want LIFT, they don't want a poverty stabiliza- tion bill and they don't want the task force on agriculture.'' Mr. Knight, a social studies and economics teacher at Wcy- burn collegiate, took the lead after the first three polls out of a total of 214 had been heard from and never relinquished it. "The most important aspect of tile outcome is that it is not just a victory for the NDP: it is a victory for the farmers of the West.'' said Mr. Knight, who got into politics at 15 when he he- came a member of the Souris- Estevan CCF executive and chairman of the executive pol- icy committee. Mis age "won't hinder hi? ef- fectiveness in the he said. "It didn't in the byelcc- tion.'1 TORONTO 'CP' Donna Sawieky, in. Kitchenf-r. Ont. was crowned .Miss Canada 1972 Monday night and responded ac- cordingly to the Crown of Tears headpiece placed on her head. The crowning was the grand finale of the 90-mimue Miss Canada Pageant record spent on a s'.i show geared to dience. It w as t'. national CTV The five fir-ali.1; v.errn't cho- sen until the minutes and the actual was onlv two minutes be: ore the conclu- sion. First ninnur-un was Patricia Bain, 18. Thunder Bay, Ont.; second Dianne Wainman. 18. Mississauga, Ont.: third Denise Poirier. 22. Quebec- City, and fourth Linda Windsknv. 19, Sas- katoon. Sask. The 10 semi-final.sts who were .selected durinc the pro- gram after all been intro- duced and participated in a dance number also included: Deborah Dunseith. 13. Edmon- ton. Aha-. Deborah Kennedy. HI. Que.. rnce, 19, Winnipeg. Linda Van Tassell, 19. Burlington. Elizabeth Blench, 21. Oakville. WINS PRIZES Among the prizes for the win- ner are a S12.000 Chinchilla coal, a CHI-, two-weel: trip 10 anywhere in the world, a snow- mobile, scholarship, nu- merous wardrobes, a grand piano, costume jewelry ?nd free hairstyling anytime she is in To- ronto. Miss Sawieky is the 25th Miss Canada of the pageant wliicil originated in 19-iC. Last year's Miss Canada. Carol Commisso of Thunder Bay, Ont.. said in a recent in- terview however, that despite all the prizes and travelling, if she had it to do over again, she wouldn't "because it is a year that isn't vcur omi.'' Seen and heard A PRETTY GIRL The new Miss Canada is 1 8-year-old Donna Sawieky of Kitchener. Guns and bombs seized in r About town Rousing sejidoff Manager's secretary Brtty Castellano defend- ing her new hairdo by saying "it's the real thing" (and not a wig) Stu Runnings coping with technical prob- lems during the taping of a television show when IVatcrficld's electric person- ality blew a fuse on the con- trol board City Solicitor .Tolm Hammond defining a ve- hicle CALIJWK1.L Slaff CA Mi A RY Ma jor can br in ed- ucational in Alberin Hyn-1- man said .Monday. "However, these, changes will not. be mndo before 1973, ho said in ,in address lo HIP fi.iili annual convention of the Al- herla School Trustees' Associa- tion in CaljMry. Tin? minister said the nienl hah been handcuffed hy a Ihrce year of rini; introduced by Hie pi-nvious Rovcnmiont in "This has left us UTV limited freedom of aeiion." ho said. "I'ntii t.ho, end of will have a caretnKer rote." Mr. liyndm.in said Ihe 11.1 lure of rdur.'iHorvtl changes will depend a deal Hie findings of Ihe Worth Commis- sion report, due in June, nnd on the findings of a of MLA's on niuniejpnl-provin- cial fisenl rel.ilions. "There likely bo ,n new cnncepl, in properly dislri- hulion Inn Ihcrc uill he close iill ihose eon- corned before any ;ire Jw lie ;ilso indiiMled changes he expected in Ihe plebiscite form of financing oducntional expen- ditures'. Mr. pn- rrnment is liilung determine whether new school ronslruelinn tic side- "Tiioiv ;ii'i- many, al- Ch to hailding he sti'J. "Old fa warehouses, department stores and other such buildings have been con- verted to classrooms in other areas with surprising results nnd snhstantial pnvinq lo Ihe laxpnyer.'' lie said Iho povernmonl is also looking clofely at "a vast- ly inere.irrd" of pre-fahri- Cr'jlrd prrhlo fo ir.cei needs of our mo- bile society." Mr. llynilman said Ihe gov- ernment conlinuc to be di- rected Hit1 sis-per-cont guideline in operational grants to school "1 coj] see no changes in this The mini --tor put fonvard sevornl ideas for chruige in ed- ucation as soon as the govern- ment frees iNo'f of the encum- brances of present, legislation. "In the years aho-hd, there. will be an incror.vd rmphn.cis "We are also looking nt nn expansion of experience programs in high schools, mod- ification of the scliool to provide more entrance and exit points and possible alternatives io grade 12 matriculations." adding to more than POO ar- rested under Northern Ireland's Special Powers Ael. The arrests are aimed at Ihe outlawed Irish Republican Army which is fight- ing to drive, out British troops and unite Ulster t.he Irish Republic lo the south. Across town in the Lower Falls the army said a smaller search operation timed up a cache of 23 bombs and more ammunition. Otherwise Belfast had a rela- tively quiet night. A bomb de- stroyed a pub in Great George Street near Ihe eity centre, but it was empty and no one was hurt. Of ill? 300 arrested, have been released and the rest held without trial. Amnesty Inlema- t.innal. the movement that works for the release of pris- oners, said Monday at least 70 of the internees has been ior- tured or subjected to brutal treatment. Only a fully independent in- quiry, said, could establish whether torture allegations were into or v.ere par; of a careful propaganda campaign to discredit iroops and poticv baitliim tfv IRA Prucj pedlars- ing squad the number shot lo dor Iran for similar offeree last two victei! nf of heroin or po1: opium faces cxocmiciv ;