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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ALBERTA WELFARE PAYMENTS RAISED KDMONTON The Alberta government will increase payments Feb. 1 to persons receiving public Development Minister Neil Craw- lord said Friday. Increased family allowance payments will also be passed on to families on Mr. Crawford said in a news release. Welfare payments to men for food and clothing will be increased from to a month of Feb. 1. Payments to women will increase from MO to a month. Mr. Crawford said the increase in public assistance payments will cost the Alberta government million during the fiscal year 1974-75. The increased welfare together with increased iederal family allowance will increase the monthly income of a mother with two eight and 13 years of from to Mr. Crawford said. T.V.V.'. Socred old guard suffers setbacks VANCOUVER The old guard of the Social Credit Party suffered several set- backs at the party's British Columbia leadership conven- tion failing in several attempts to have the party re- dedicate itself to its original aim of radical monetary reform The scored one as widespread dis- pleasure at the new red-and- white mod image of the convention boiled over in a resolution that passed calling for retention of green and white as party colors It said that the unchanged principles of Social Credit are firmly associated with green and white and the party's cross-in-a-circle while a change would dicate discontent with Social Credit and a desire to cloak ourselves in another iden- tity The traditional colors of the party have been overwhelmed in the hoopla surrounding the six-man leadership race at the' convention. white and blue have predominated in ribbons and posters handed out by different factions when and who gave authority to put up Liberal and Conservative colors at a Social Credit asked one delegate angrily. still seem- ed a strong-favorite to take over as leader from his ex-premier W. A. C. while Bob a broadcaster and newspaper publisher who is 'MLA for Langley provided his toughest competition. former MLA Grace McCarthy was elected president of the party over former cabinet minister Ken Kiernan by a narrow 26-vote margin. Mrs. McCarthy tallied 558 votes and Mr. Kiernan got 532 Mr. Kiernan was later acclaimed as vice president of the party. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Medicine Hat Edmonton Banff Calgary Victoria Kam loops Vancouver Saskatoon 18 7 7 -2 19 16 27 1 40 28 23 18 39 30 ..9-8 11 01 .02 1.04 63 60 Toronto Ottawa Montreal Chicago 52 30 48 24 41 31 ...53 New York Washington Miami Los Angeles 63 51 68 53 77 73 62 45 45 Phoenix Rome Paris London Berlin Moscow Stockholm 57 47 52 36 39 36 54 50 45 39 ...36 28 34 30 ..59 FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat Today and Sunday Generally sunny with a few Cloudy periods Winds oc- casionally W20 and gusty to 40 near Crowsnest Pass. Highs 30-35 both days. Lows 5-10 above. Calgary Today Light snow Highs about 25 Lows 5- 10 above. Sunday Mainly sun- ny. Winds occasionally W20. Highs 30-35. Columbia Kootenay Region Today mainly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Tonight and Sunday overcast. Snow decreasing to flurries Sunday morning Highs both days 25 to 30 Lows tonight 15 to 25 MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly cloudy with widely scattered snow showers today and tonight More frequent snow showers over mountains southwest and south portions. Gusty west winds Partly cloudy Sunday with gusty southwest winds lee of the continental divide. Highs Saturday 35 to 40 except 20s northeast Lows Sunday 15 to 25 except near 10 Northeast Highs Sunday 30 to 40. West of Continental Periods of snow to- day decreasing to scattered snow-showers tonight and Sun- day. Highs today and Sunday 25 to 35. Low Sunday 20s. Don't be left high and dry in Order your IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT and be For the Best in WHEEL MOVE HAND MOVE PIVOT SYSTEMS FORD PUMPING UNITS SEE Bert Erickson Charlie Loof or Doug Irwin at AT... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Count Box 1202 320-1191 Highway l reported bare Rnd dry Widening cf one mile sec- tion of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY and Closing Carway 9 i.m. to 6 Chief Mountain Coutts 24 Del Sonita 9a.m. to Kingsgate24 Porthill-Rykerts8 i.m. to wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p Rooseville 8 a.m. o midnight. Logan Pass closed. Gasoline cutback likely WASHINGTON President Nixon's chief economist Mid Friday the government will soon ask refineries to produce less gas- oline and more oil products to keep the United Spates economy running during the fuel shortage resulting from the Arab oil embargo. Herbert chairman of Nixon's'council of economic said the strategy is a sure way to cut gasoline con- sumption. can't consume what there he said. At Stein the Nixon administration plans to seek a volumtary change in production by the refineries But he said the ad- ministration can order refineries to divert production away from gasoline or induce them to do so by allowing higher prices for oil products. of these things are be- ing worked he said in an interview. think the refiners will pretty soon be if they haven't already In a report the interior department said gas- oline production should be cut from its present 47 per cent of refinery output to about 41 per freeing refinery capaci- ty to turnout more fuel home heating diesel fuel and jet fuel. The report said the expected 11-per-cent shortage of gas- oline early next year then would increase to.26 per cent. Producing gasoline is more profitable than other petroleum products. AGAINST RATIONING Stem said the administra- tion still hopes that the ad- ministration's conservation as lower speed limits and ther- allocate the short supply of gasoline among consumers short of rationing or a gasoline tax you get the supply of gasoline then you will step by step cut down its con- he said If the administration can avoid the cars lining up at gasoline and people comply with the conservation then rationing or a big gasoline tax will not be he said With oil production keeping the economy from suffering Stein said the U S would avoid a recession next year. think that depends on our acting vigorously and to deal with the energy he said. Stem also said there would be some rise in unemployment I think it would be small He called un- forecasts that the jobless rate would go as high as eight per cent It now is 4.5 per cent He cited private forecasts that the jobless rate would range between five and 5.7 per cent of the work force next year. Hospital director will retire CALGARY L. Reginald Adshead will retire as executive director of the Calgary Foothills General Hospital Dec. 28 and will be replaced by Ralph currently the hospital's ad- ministrator. Mr Adshead has been in the hospital service for 45 years. He was a founder of the Alberta Blue Cross plan in and was president of the Canadian Hospital Associa- tion in 1969 and president of the Alberta Hospital Associa- tion from 1962 to 1964 Levesque 'agree to disagree9 MONTREAL British Columbia Premier Dave and Rene Levw- que to on Canadian unity Friday but they reported finding common ground in economic and problems in a 65-minute meeting. Mr. Barrett invited Mr. Le- leader of the separatist Parti to visit the West Coast and observe how his New Democratic Party govern- ment implement socialist pol- icies within the framework of Confederation.. As the two politicians emerged f ram their meeting in Mr. Barrett's hotel Mr. Levesque spoke of reaching a understan- with his fellow socialist from B.C. Mr. Barrett conceded basic with Mr. Levesque on certain matters relating to Quebec and B.C. but declared that those differences not than the things on the two agree. The 42-year-old who toppled the Social Credit of W.A.C. Bennett in said of his meeting with Mr. Leves- que that of us has changed his basic'feelings or on the Canadian role. But each now understood better the other's point of view share economic and so- cial came through very said Mr. Barrett. The Parti Quebecois links its option for Quebec inde- in economic association with the rest of Canada economic and social policies generally described as left of centre Mr. Barrett announced at the annual British Columbia NDP convention two weeks ago he would meet with Levesque and try to get him to drop the separatist option so that the NDP and the Parti Quebecois could a socialist Canada within The Parti Quebecois woa six seats but 10 per cent of the popular vote in the Oct 29 Quebec provincial election. Mr Barrett said that al- though the two agreed to dis- agree on important they had agreed to further talks. TOUPEE TAPE 2-SDE ADHESIVE Got more holding power trwn you've ever before with tape by Hairmate. foremost designer of men's hairpieces S89 up Our 2-slde tape will make you feel more secure at all times ffxWroil 5 rolls 9'xVroll 5 Send check or money order Mln order 3 rolls HAIRMATE Box 3111A ClimiFS FINE FOODS EATS Fresh Produce OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK a.m. to fcOO 15l69thAv0.S. BETWEEN THE TWO HOSPITALS Football fever Football fever hit The Royal York Hotel lobby in Toronto Friday as .Edmonton fans played touch football in the main lobby. Here an Edmonton fan loses his after being blocked out of play. NO SHAGGY DOG STORY AFTER ALL BONN Michael Wald won his point and his dachshund dog won a sausage in a West German court Wald had telephoned the judge to say he was unable to appear as a witness because his longhaired dachshund Bikki was hav- ing puppies. The judge suspected a shaggy dog story and told him to come along anyway with the dog. brought Bikki in a basket and she prompt- ly produced a litter of three puppies before the astonished eyes of the court of- ficials and other witnesses. Decide how much you want far your retirement Decide to save on taxes. DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-O821 He STKtET NORTH If B is more than A you're well on your way to a happy retirement. 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