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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TH( IETHBR1DGE HERAID Friday, November 17, 1977 News in brief Aboiiions cost medicare Muddy water clears EDMONTON (Staff) Ijcthbridge is third in a list of abortions performed at Al- berta communities during the 12 months ending Sept. 1, 1972. All 180 abortions there were Rt the Letlibridge Municipal Hospital. There were none fet- ed for St. Michael's. The list shows lhat more than therapeutic abor- tions were performed in Alber- la during the year ended Sept. 1 at a cost of S185.31B to the province's medical care pro- gram. A reply tabled in the legisla- ture Thursday by health min- ister Neil Crawford, showed 11.4CO of the abortions were per- formed in Edmonton hospitals laud in Calgary hospitals. The remaining 6C9 were scat- tered among hospitals in 15 smaller centres. The question was raised by opposition member Art Dixon. He also asked how many com- plaints were received about the rising rate of abortions. "The Alberta Hospital Sen- vices Commission has received several letters expressing con- cern.'' Mr Crawford replied. "No complaints have been re- ceived." Municipalities at 'crossroads' EDMONTON (CP) Alberta municipalities now sland at a crossroads with one road lead- ing to greater autonomy and another to a "state of subservi- ence to other levels of govern- Opposition Leader Harry Strom told the Alberta Association of Municipal Dis- tricts and Counties yesterday. The Social Credit Party leader said it now is time for [he municipalities and their elecled leaders, "who are clos- est to the needs of their elec- to maintain and increase their role in existing services. Mr. Strom told the delegates it was time for the province lo establish legal equality for the municipalities in their dealings with the provincial government so all negotiations could be made on an equal fooling. By anno MCINTYIU; Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Alberta government hasn't pronosed a moratorium on water diversion out of the province, Environ- ment Minister Bill Yurko told the legislature yesterday. Bill Wyse fSC Medicine Fat Redcliff) asked whether there was a moratorium after lisa-ing a report to that effect. Mr. Wyse asked if the govern- ment has drawn up a list ol priorities for water manage- ment projects. The environment minister said his danartmenl has start- ed to put together a five-year plan of water projects. "It hasn't been rated accord- hp; to p-iority mostlv it's a t'sf of projects within he said. Stanfield: 'my duty -topple PM Airdrie's high hopes dive Zambia scheme LUSAKA (AP) The govern- ment announced yesterday it lias decided that under a one- party democracy Zambia should have a president with full executive powers. No lim- italion will be placed on how often a president can serve. Kenneth Kuanda is president. OTTAWA Progressive Con- serv alive leader Robert Slanfield told his party's caucus Thursday that he considers his major duty to the Canadian people is to topple Prime Minis- ter Pierre Elliott Trucleau's government as swiftly as pos- sible- Mr. Stanfield, shaking at the closing day of the parly's two- el a y P o s t-election caucus, stressed basically the same points he made Wednesday and dining a television program screened Sunday. He emphasized that the party I should avoid creating fa- itself nn image of "irresponsibility" in the 'public's eye by voting aeainst any and all measures I he Tnideau government brings before the House of Commons. The job, he empha- sized, is to support measures it believes are beneficial to Can- ada and Canadians but attempt to vole the government down at the first instance on any legiti- mate difference of philosophy. According to reports, Mr. Slanfield and his comments were received with great en- thusiasm and warmness by Conservative MPs. He has already convinced his CO of them newly he wants them to operate as a unified team with input from all being welcomed. Despite the high spirits the meeting, there was dis- appointment loo. The party learned earlier in the day that Mr. Trudcau's government now has a two-seat edge in the Com- mons. Recounts gave Liberal Nor- man Cafik a four vote advan- tage over PC Frank McGee in Ontario riding. On election night Mr. McGee had a twelve vote lead over his opponent. After Mr. Stanfield made his remarks there was a gene'-al discussion by caucus members about the various issues they believe led to Mr. party losing its majority in the Commons and the issues they feel will dominate the political scene in Ihe months to come. Number in the main by Eastern Canadian unemployment. GUARD BUILDING Louisiana State troopers wear gas masks as they guard llie entrance to ihe administra- tion building at Soulhern University in Baton Rouge fol- lowing v takeover Thursday. Two were killed as police moved in to retake the building. AP Wirephoto Stampede chiefs look at prices CALGARY (CP) Rising ad- ministration costs and a mil- ion expansion loan may the Calgary Stampede to con- sider increasing grandstand ad- mission prices, president Crowford said yesterday. He told the annual meeting of shareholders lhat when faced with the million long term loan "I get a little nervous .he rising costs of admlnistra- jon." He believes the current and top afternoon and eve- ning grandstand show prices respectively "are out of line" for the type of entertainment presented. Over-all, the 1972 stampede season was one of the best fi- nancial yearr in the 87-year Hs- torv of the exhibition. A record 2.4 million attend- ance for all stanroede events contributed to a profit, down from last year's Gross revenue was mil- lion compared with million last year. Cabbies warned ATHENS cab drivers and bus conductors have been threatened with fines and suspension of their licenses if they neglect their appear- ance, make "unacceptable ges- ticulations" of speak rudely to passengers. CALGARY (CPi The Vil- lage of Airdrie, 15 miles north o[ here, can forget about a S2.5 million livestock development. Board of directtrs of Alberta Livestock Co-op Lid. announced Thursday night the rejection o{ Airdrie as an alternate site for llw p-ojecl. mainly a feed and snles centre hut which would in- clude an office building, bank, and related commercial devel- opments. "On the basis of the mforma- tion supplied by the provincial government, the Iward decided it prefers the present Calgary said general man- ager George Hopkins. He added "Agrimart" is by no means closing the door to possible turUiar site suggest- ions. "Negotiations with the prov- ince arc continuing and we will always be willing to examine any suggestion that might be made." Wider choice for local govt. under 73 reforms says Russell Twists and turns in road plaii Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The highways department has a five-year plan to develop Alberta roads, but changes it from time to time, Highway Minister Clar- ence Copithorne said Thursday in the legislature. Asked by Ashley Cooper (SC- Vermillion-Viking) what factors are taken into consideration in deciding where district roads will be blacktopped, the mini- 6 t e r said improvements de- pend on a traffic count, recom- mendations by local authorities and by the industry or tourism that is expected to use the roads. Denies conspiracy DACCA (AP) The former governor of East Pakistan, Dr. Abdul Malik, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring with the Pakistani army against Bangladesh in the civil w a r last year. Malik and his cabinet resigned two days before the fall of the Dacca last Decem- ber. Herald Burean EDMONTON Albert gov- ernment 197.1 finance reforms will give municipal councils and school boards more local autonomy. Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell told the Alberta Association of Munici- pal Districts and Counties Thursday. Mr. Russell and four other cabinet ministers Neil Craw- ford, health and social develop- ment. Bert Hohol, labor, Gor- don Miniely, treasury and Bill Yurko, environment held a 1 >i hour question and answer session at the annual conven- tion of the AAMDC at the Mac- Donald Hotel attended by 339 delegates and 224 wives and guests. The convention attended by councillors from throughout the province started Tuesday and ends today. Delegates expressed concern thai, the provincial government will take av.-ay locaf autonomy when it fakes on more respon- sibility for health, educa- tion and welfare costs. Mr. Russell replied "probably exactly the reverse will hap- pen." He said local school and municipal authorities will be given more choice in the kinds of programs they wish to undertake. Labor Minister Hohol was told that the 7'i per cent edu- cation budget guideline set for 1973 will result in teachers and others demanding salaries "up to the limit." Dr. Hohol said the 7V4 per cent guidetine will put school boards in the same position they have been with the six per cent budget limits of past years. "What I find particularly dis- couraging is the head-long rush by employees whether teach- ers or olhcrs to lake a strike vole which is then held over the head of he said. Environment Minister Yurko who was humorously intro- duced as the "minister of gar- bage" said pollution prob- lems like the increasing diffi- culty in large scale disposal of garbage is a rather than problem. money problem a technological Home of Fine Brazier Dairy Queen buaier SALE! BOTH LOCATIONS: NORTH and 2 DAYS FRIDAY and ONLY! SATURDAY BRAZIER BURGER FRENCH FRIES MILK SHAKE (CHOICE OF FLAVORS) SOUTH NORTH STORE 516 13th STREET N. SOUTH STORE 12th AVENUE, M.M. DR. He urged delegates to give garbage disposal a higher pri- ority in municipal planning de- cisions. Mr. Yurko was questioned about a resolution at the AAMDC convention which calls Ifor a provincial government study, in consultation with re- gional planning commissions, into the'type, density and loca- tion of developments along lake shores. Mr. Yurlto said a conserva- tion and utilization committee I of the government is currently 'looking into shoreline develop- ment and will consult with local people before drawing up reg- ulations to control waterfront building. He also mentioned that re- sults of Man and Resources workshop held throughout Alber- ta this summer will be discuss- ed during a national workshop next year. The environment minister said he didn't know yet what the government will do with re- Escapces have passports says Gazelle MONTREAL fCP'i The Ga- zette says lhat two men who es- caped from the special correc- tion unit at St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary Aug. 21 are using newly-issued Canadian pas- ports while at large The newspaper says Jacques Mesrine and jean-Paul Merrier obtained pasporls at the Mon- treal passport office about a month ngn. Passport officials in Montreal and Ottawa refuser! to comment on the reports, The Gazette says. Mcsrinc and Mcrcier escaped from the special correction unit near Montreal with four other men who were later recaptured. suits of the opinion survey but .hat conclusions of the national workshop will likely be taken to local communities lor dis- cussion. Health and Sodal Develop- ment Minister Crawford told a questioner that boards of dir- ectors of senior citizens homes won't be abolished as the pro- vincial government progresses with plans for community health-social centres. the government Asked plans a deterrent fee to stop 'the little old lady who rum to the doctor about everything" from overusing medicare, Mr. Crawford said no, he didn't favor a deterrent fee. "A deterrent fee would also stop the little old lady who really needs the doctor's ser- vice." he said. The answer to misuse of health services Is more likely better public education and more efficient functioning of medical facilities, said the min- ister. Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET II L Pre Letlinridge .......32 25 34 20 27 25 26 24 25 23 Rockey Mtn House 26 20 ..44 35 30 25 48 29 25 15 26 18 31 24 29 17 Red Deer College choice near EDMONTON (CP) A com- mittee to select a new presi- dent for Red Deer college will be formed within a month, Dr. Ray Fast, college administra- tor, said Thursday. Dr. Fast, appointed admini- strator following an inquiry into unrest at the college last year, said composition of the com- mittee has not been decided. But it will include members of the community, faculty, stu- dents and staff. Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Calgary...... Edmonton Rockey M Penticton Prince George Vancouver Prince Albert Saskatoon Swift Current Moose Jaw Regina..........29 20 Winnipeg......27 13 .01 Toronto ..........38 21 Ottawa..........31 17 Montreal ........31 20 28 17 Charlottelown .20 23 Fredcricton ......31 17 Minneapolis ......31 23 New York.......51 36 Miami..........73 59 Washington ......43 35 Los Angeles ......63 52 .91 San Francisco .57 52 Las Vegas 55 42 1.01 Honolulu.........84 74 Mexico..........73 54 Rome...........64 4B Paris...........-59 38 London ..........41 37 Berlin.........3G 30 Amsterdam ......43 36 Brussels .........41 32 Madrid...... Moscow..... Stockholm Tokyo 54 30 45 28 37 32 73 58 FORECASTS Letlibrlilgc-Meilcinc Hit Today and Saturday: Over- cast with fog patches. Highs both days near 35. Lows near 25. Calgary Today and Satur- day: Overcast with fog patches. Highs both days near 30. Lows near 25. Colnmlila-Kootcnay Today and Saturday, mainly overcast with periods of partial clearing in the afternoons. Highs both days 40 to 45 in the west and 35 to 40 in the eastern areas. Overnight lows about 10 de- grees colder. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly doudy today and Sat- urday with patches of night and morning fog. Areas of drizzle or light snow. Little change in temperature. Highs today and Saturday, mostly 30s. Lows to- night 15 to 25. West of Continental Divide Mostly cloudy today and Sal- urday with areas of night and morning fog. Scattered showers of rain or snow. Little change in temperature. Highs today and Saturday, 35 to 45. Lows to- night mostly 20s. KINDS HIS BUS LA PLATA, Argentina (API Jose Perez's microhus was stolen and when police couldn't I find it he rented a small air- plane to press the search. He spotted the brightly colored ve- hide, landed the plane at a; nearby airport and arrived ot tiie scene In a taxi with pislol drawn. Two youths about to drive away were arrested and a gang of car thieves was uncov- ered. If only you'd called me last year. You might hove paid leu Income tax. You 9cc, there's a Koclion of the Income Tax Act thai iay> you could hove dtfdudnd o "iiibilaniial amount from your annual oarncil income, provided you had an eligible rot ire merit savings plnn. Don'l lose out again for 1972. lei me iliow you how la lake odvantago of this. Helping peopln IQVC tax monoy one of Ida services 1 perform bast. KAZ HARAGA Bui. Phone 327-3452 515 7th Street South SuiLife OFCANADA BALE CHOPPER Your Chop-King is a better buy than nvrr Gehl's oil- new bale chopper. Compliments field lo feedlot mechonjza- lion with opera I or safety, production line ipeed, long-life dependability, convenience of portability, more boles per hour efficiency. FAMOUS GEHL QUALITY: heavy-duty itccl construction, mini- mum parU, shielded action, quick-swilch versatility. Chops and mixes different grades of roughage, different sizes of bales for more milk, faster and more economical feeder- cattle gxilnt. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTIS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1 Ml- OFFICIAL AS OF A.M TODAY COURTESY OF ASIA All highways in the Lcth- hridgc district arc bare and d.-y with fog patches. Highway I (Trans Canadn Calgary to Banff in condition. Banff to (loldcn h.is slippery sections, wi.lch In' fallen rock. Golden lo llcvclslolcc, slippery sections and fog patches. Highway 2, Calgary to Ed- monton, bnrc except for slip- pcry scclions on tho Inter- changes. Highway :i, Medicine Hat lo Swift Current, highway hace, visibility good. Highway 3, Black ice and very slippery Iwtwccn Kipp end Pcarcc, sanded. Adequate snow tires or prop- erly fitted chains ni-c manda- tory in Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier am Mount Rcvclstoke National Parks, the Banft-.7asp.cr high- way and ski nccess roads in Banff and in Jasper National Parks. POUTS OK ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Tlmcsl: Coulls 2-1 hours; Carwny 0 n.m. lo C> p.m.; Del Honiln fl run. lo (1 p.m.; llooscvillc, II.C. II n.m. lo G p.m.; Kingsgnlc, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Uvkorls 8 run in midnight; Chirf Mountain closed; Wildborsc, R a.m. to 5 p.m. ;