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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 75-JO The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 246 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1970 i-RICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES Youth Hostel Program Had Some Critics By AHNIE HAKALA Canadian Press Staff Writer North .America's wandering youth found cheap places to lay their heads last summer but their pre- sence in Canadian hostels was not always welcomed. Military barracks were converted into hostels hi many Canadian cities and their success in keeping youth off the streets and, in some cases, out of jail, may lead to the continuation of the project in 1971. However, a cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows that while most Canadians were in favor of the project, others expressed strong disapproval. By far the most outspoken critic was Mayor Tom Campbell of Vancouver. When the Beatty Street ar- mory opened July 8 in downtown Vancouver, he said bluntly: "I was concerned that a military establishment was becoming a haven for draft dodgers, deserters and hip- pies. All I can say to those people is you're not welcome here. "There are no jobs, so don't come looking and .any bum that comes to Vancouver will get a bum's rush." Cheaper Than Welfare But Gordie Mullin, coordinator of the Beatty Street project, typified a reaction across Canada when he said: "It wasn't a question of what kind of people they were, it was a question of accommodation at a partic- ular moment. At about a day per person, it's cheaper than welfare and cheaper certainly than jail." The.secretary state department, financer of the project at about 15 military said it, was difficult to estimate just how many used the establish- ments although it recorded "bed mean- ing that each of the beds provided, was used about 50 times during the summer. The alternatives to military facilities were overnight centres operated by private groups. A secretary of state spokesman said hostels other than those financed by his department probably served as many as the military establishments. The cost of the program to the military was about mainly for maintenance and guard service. The overall cost to the federal government for beds, sheets and other materials is expected to be about close to the estimated cost. Calls It Success The secretary of state spokesman said: "The general response we have is that the program has been an overwhelming success, both with the young people and the communities, except Vancouver and Revelstoke, B.C., where there was civic opposition." At Revelstoke, 230 miles northeast of Vancouver, .Mayor Don Gillespie headed a citizens' group collect- ing signatures protesting the hostel there. A 19-year-old youth suffered minor injuries when he was beaten up by three men in their 40s and there were rumblings in August that a vigilante com- mittee was going to run the youths out of town. On Sept. 11, Vancouver youths moved to the nearby Jericho armed forces base, already earmarked1 for the Canadian Youth Hostel Association, who put in worth of renovations to conform with city building codes. Voices Irritation This prompted Mayor. Campbell to voice his irrita- tion again. "I would advise everybody in Point Grey site of tlie Jericho facility to bring in their lawnmowers and lock their doors. They have moved the brothel to Point Grey." Theresa McKearney, a sergeant's wife and mother of five children, typified the reaction of on-site resi- dents: "How are we expected to bring up our children next door to a barracks room full of drug-taking hip- pies." Among those who favored the hostels was Hev. Bill Dixon, director of OK Calgary youth aid centre which was set up at the Mewata armoury between July 3 and Sept. 5. He said the hostel which served youtlis, and others across Canada, should be open all year. At the Prince of Wales armoury in Edmonton, about young poeple both male and female stopped during the summer. There was a four-day limit set on the stay and a staff of five looked after the fa- cility. Praises Youth A spokesman for the Canadian Armed Forces in Edmonton said he Ijad noUung but good to say about the use the young people made of the armoury. "They didn't interfere in any way with our use of tlie area and they made a first class job of cleaning it before they left Sept. 18." About young men used 100 beds, provided at the HMCS Chippawa barracks on the southern edge of downtown Winnipeg during UK summer. Capt. Bill Rcn.iud said he did not detect any real opposition from Winnipeg residents. Winnipeg also had several private hostels and (lin- ing places set up by churches and organizations. CROOKEDEST STREET This night time exposure shows who? is described as the ''Crookedesf Street in the t the block of Lombard, street in San Fran- cisco. In one recent week there were five accidents, two buildings .damaged and a 50-year-old hedge uprooted. The residents ore asking that a mid-block flower bed be constructed so that the street would no longer be a through one. The postcard appearance of the street would be preserved and those .living on the street would still, have easy access from either end. Newspaper Rates Probe Launched By CARL MOLLINS OTTAWA (CP) The federal prices and incomes.commission has launched a cross-Canada in- vestigation of newspaper prices and their advertising rates to determine whether in- creases accord with'' anti-infla-. tion limits. The commission said today that investigators are conduct- ing preliminary studies at the Toronto daily Star, The Telegram and The Globe and Mail. Investigators will move later to Vancouver and plan to check changes in subscription and ad- vertising rates from coast to coast, a spokesman said. The preliminary investigation is one of more than 150 such studies of price changes in Can- ada since last March. Full-scale price reviews in detail follow only if preliminary checks indi- cate that rate increases might have violated the restraint pro- gram. HAD COMPLAINTS Tlie program, approved last February by businessmen at a Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN PROGRESSIVE Conserva- tive leader Peter Loug- heed commenting "since Prime Minister Trndeau got into office, politicians are no longer limited to kissing just babies" bachelor Bob Ackerman going around "mad with hunger" since he's had to cook his own meals Dr. C. D. Stewart explaining to the rest of the Community College board the reason he and Gladys Red- fern (the only woman board member) were served supper first is because "we're thev best looking couple here." national prices conference, re- quires in general that any price increases should be clearly less than increases in production costs. The preliminary studies were prompted, as in other ;such' 'in- vestigations, by complaints from private citizens and re- ports from some newspapers. A number of newspapers in- formed the commission of rate increases in accordance with procedure agreed to at the Feb- ruary conference. In addition to a total of 160 preliminary studies of price in- creases this of which were found to be within the agreed commis- sion has completed 14 full-scale reviews and 19 others are in progress: Most of the completed reviews found the prices con- cerned met the restraint for- mula. On the wages and salaries front, where the commission proposed a general limit of six per cent for increases this year, the agency plans to publish next week a comment on wage set- tlements just reached between major grocery store chains and their employees. Those settlements involved pay awards of about 25 per cent or more over two years for em- ployees of Loblaws, Steinbergs and Dominion Stores. Middle East Peace Mission Suspended UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The Middle East peace mis- sion of special United representative Gunnar V. Jar- ring will be formally suspended again, diplomatic sources dis- closed today. Chicken -And Egg War Flares Anew OTTAWA (CP) Manitoba entered the chicken- and-egg war on two On the home front the province enacted legislation to enable its marketing board to regulate poultry im- ports into the province. And on the eastern front Agri- culture Minister Samuel Uskiw told the Commons agri- culture committee why this had been done and what he thought was wrong with Battle Lines Drawn By STEVE BAHEHAM Herald Farm Writer The chicken war has taken a turn for the worse, and accord- ing to Ralph Effler, manager of the Lethbridge branch of LUydale Poultry Sales Ltd., Al- berta is between the devil and the deep blue sea. The battle lines were drawn around the beginning of Sep- tember when the Quebec Mar- keting Board stopped all egg imports from other provinces, and Quebec producers began dumping broilsrs per week into other provinces at cut rates. British Columbia took up the torch and placed restrictions on broiler imports from other provinces. More recently, the B.C; Turkey Board put an em- bargo on out-of-province tur- keys. GOVT. SILENT "The whole thing is getting quite involved said Mr. Effler, "and no word.or action has been forthcoming from the government." Ontario and Saskatchewan recently implemented chicken embargoes and Thursday Man- itoba enacted legislation to en- able its marketing board to regulate poultry imports, leaving Alberta as the .only province outside of the Mark tunes without such restrictions. "Alberta dealers and produ- cers don't believe in embar- goes and dumping, but if every- one else is doing it we may have to do the same to protect said Mr. Effler. As far as the controversial Bill C-197 is concerned, the federal attempt to establish na- tional agricultural marketing boards, he feels it may be the best thing for Alberta poultry producers. "I can see the ramifications involved in the he said, "but one central board instead of all these provincial boards would likely solve the prob- lems." Lilydale is still shipping poul- try to B.C. grocery outlets, but Mr. Effler says most of the large chain stores which make up the majority of the B.C. market have stopped buying. B.C. makes up 27 per cent of Lilydale's export market. Lilydale directors will meet in Lethtavlk.; next week in an effort to work out some of the problems facing the company and the industry. Bill C-197. REAL SCRAMBLER The bill is the federal attempt to establish national, agricul- tural marketing boards and is going through the scrambler of a Commons committee investi- gation. Manitoba now is the sixth province to fly in the face of the federal initiative by enabling its own marketing board to rule on imports. The federal govern- ment has the legal right to con- trol inter-provincial trade, but so far has been reluctant to step across provincial jurisdictional boundaries to touch internal sales. One area in which Mr. Uskiw finds the bill unsatisfactory is the lack of definition of the prin- ciples by which the marketing agencies it is intended to create will be guided. SHOULDN'T BE LEFT "These principles are so im- portant -.that then- definition should not be left to the discre- tion of a national marketing agency after it has become es- he told the commit- tee. "It is quite conceivable that for some agricultural prod- ucts quantitative supply, man- agement will be one. of the func- tions to be assumed by the na- tional marketing agency. "In cases where quantitative supply management is neces- the allocation of produc- tioir quotas by provinces be- comes unavoidable. For such cases., the legislation should spell out the principles by which the marketing agency should-be guided. One of the quantitative supply areas he pointed out was in do- mestic and international mar- kets and he suggested: It would be wrong to allocate the desired .increase in output strictly on the basis of proportions that the producers in each of the provinces have received initiaUy. "We suggest that 50 per cent of anticipated growth require- ments be allocated to the prov- inces, and the remaining 50 per cent of growth requirements be tendered to the lowest bidder." Mr. Uskiw also took exception to the consensus at the recent federal-provincial conference of first ministers thai cattle should be excluded from the bill. He told the committee that "establishing the principle of exempting a commodity group from embracing legislation is very dangerous." Catch Escanee JL SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. (UP) Harold Halseth, an es- capee from a Washington state rnontal hospital who was the ob- ject of a three-day search, today was arrested by police in this southwestern Saskatchewan city. Toe decided to go back to Wilson Rebuffed By Labor Party 11AROM) WILSON Slapped Down BLACKPOOL, England Former prune minister Har- old Wilson's opposition Labor party ended today its first an- nual convention since losing off- ice, with Wilson's authority shaken and party finances in disarray. Oliver Stutchbury, the party's fund-raising adviser for the last four years, dramatically under- scored .Labor's sunken fortunes by announcing his resignation in the closing minutes of the con- vention. "Financially and organiza- tionally, the party is in a criti- cally unhappy he told delegates. "My job as the par- ly's fund-raising adviser cannot be performed in the present state of tlie parly's or- ganization in the country." Wilson drew applause from delegates for his keynote speech Tuesday, but endured a succes- sion of rebuffs in the voting. Among the slaps: convention, against his voted a resolution Wednesday declaring that its decisions should be binding on all Labor MPs. Tlie stated rea- son was that the Wilson govern- ment had seemed to treat past convention decisions with con- tempi., such as those that called for a British dissociation from American policy in Vietnam. convention approached the brink of repudiating his pol- icy of supporting Britain's pro. jcctcd entry into an enlarged European Common Market if Ihc terms arc right. A handful of votes decided the issue his way after key unions sought to define tough new conditions for British entry. convention decisively rejected the urgings of Wilson and his fellow leaders that (lie Labor party must remain com- mitted to work for a national incomes policy that would spell control of wage demands. Complicating the situation for Wilson and the Labor move- ment, is that most of Britain's unions today are led by loft- wingers. Tlie outstanding exam- ples are Jack Jones, who bosses the million member Transport and General Workers Union, and Hugh Scanlon, who heads the equally powerful Engineer- ing Union. Their interventions, and tlie blocks of membership votes behind them, dominated the party convention. Local Building Shows No Signs Of Slackening Building permits, a major indicator of economic growth, continued to move steadily ahead of last year as September figures released at Lethbridge's city hall, added million to the 1970 total. More or less an average month by this year's standards, the September figure nevertheless brought the total so far to just over million, nearly million more than the 1969 total to the end of Sep- tember. Compared with last year's September total of million, the 1970 figure looks insignificant. Last year, however, was unusual in that the ?2 million permit for the addition to the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute was taken out in that month. Major contributors to the total this year were B and H Homes Ltd. with a permit Sept. 15 for two 32-suite apartments in the southeast Lakeview area and the City of Lethbridge, which started work on a stores, electrical and public works complex on 5th St. N., between 2nd and 4th Avenues. The structure will allow the city to con- solidate the various departments under one roof. Twenty single-family units were started in Sep- tember, for a total of There was only one duplex, at The next major permit to be taken out will likely be for the city's, secondary sewage treatment plant. Total 'cost, including equipment, is million. Police Ring Ni On Spain Visit From Renters-AF MAORIS (CP) President Nixon arrived here from Bel- grade today for a 20-hour visit to express his approval of re- newed agreements for U.S. mili- tary bases in Spain. Truck Driver Killed Near Limdbreck LUNTJBRECK (CMP Bureau) Truck driver Kenneth R. Paul, 20, of Calgary, was killed in a secondary highway accident about two miles west of here Thursday. He was operating a semi- trailer truck hauling a bulldoz- er and was driving north from the Longview road to enter Highway 3. The unit had just rounded a corner near the bridge over the Crowsnest Riv- er when the truck slammed in- to the side of the bridge. The bulldozer was found lying on the bank of the river. The truck is a Joy Truck Lines unit from Medicine Hat. Blairmore RCMP is investi- gating. Shot To Death While Hunting CALGARY (CP) Bruno Poetsema, 22. was shot to death Thursday while hunting in the Kar.anaskis forest southwest of the city. RCMP said he was looking for deer with his father when the older man heard a shot in the distance and turned ro find his son dead near a road. Head of State Francisco Franco, 77, greeted him at Mad- rid's Barajas Airport. They drove into the city together along streets bedecked with the flags of the two countries. Franco, in khaki military uni- form with a red sash and gold tassels, gave Nixon a warm hug as the president stepped onto the runway from the presiden- tial .plane. In a brief speech, Nixon said Spanish-American military co- operation is "an indispensable pillar for peace in the Mediter- ranean." Franco told Nixon his visit symbolized the spirit of their military pad, concluded after long and difficult negotiations, which renewed American base facilities in Spain for another five years. The bases include the Polaris nuclear submarine station at Rota, Which has strategic'com- mand of the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, and three air bases. STRICT SECURITY Nixon entered Madrid undei- the tightest security in the city's history. More than in uniform and in plain clothes the streets and the roofs along the route of the 13-mile motorcade. Infantry troops also guarded the route. Police were busy 24 hours be- fore Nixon's arrival covering up slogans denouncing the presi- dent, the United States and the bases agreement that popped in the capital's suburbs. The U.S. president arrived in Spain after what he described as significant and helpful con- veisations with President Tito in Belgrade. Big Air Race Scheduled For B.C. Centennial VICTORIA W. A. C. Bennett Friday announced plans for a London-to-Vicloria aii' racu io ceiebraie British Columbia's centenary. Mr. Bennett said the mile race will begin July 1, 1971, and will involve at least 80 aircraft. It will be Ihc third trans-o- ceanic, trans-continental race in aviailon history. The others, in 1934 and 1969, "were flown from England to Australia, The handicap race mil end in Victoria July 7. The race will cover about miles with compulsory stop: at Prestwick, Scotland; Ic.ol-nd and Greenland, Goose Bay in Labrador. Quebec, Ot- tawa, Regina and Calgary. riving groups throughout (lie world will be invited to compete for a fir I prize of a so-end prize of a third prize of and prizes for performance, (he paper says. Costs of staging Uie race will come from Ottawa's million centennial grant to B.C. and Ot- tawa will put up the prize money. It is hoped that industry will also contribute. ;