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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, October 3, 1970- Waffle Wing Gains Objective TORONTO (CP) - By a surprise 20-to-l margin, the Ontario New Democratic Party convention Friday endorsed a Waffle Medic Crisis Near QUEBEC (CP) - Premier Robert Bourassa has taken steps indicating that the dispute between his government and Quebec Federation of Medical Speeialis'r over the province's medical care legislation is near-ing the crisis stage. Following a heated exchange with a spokesman for the 4,000-member federation at a nonproductive health committee meeting Friday, Mr. Bourassa called a special cabinet meeting for early next week, at the latest. Special legislation to put the medicare plan into effect and possible government action in the event of a threatened strike by the specialists are among topics slated for discussion. Later, the premier ordered the release of a health department survey that showed most of the province's 250 hospitals are operating on a restricted basis in anticipation of a specialist walkout and because of a 20 per cent absentee rate being reported in most regions. The report said that except for emergency cases all surgery has been cancelled. Admissions have also been restricted to emergencies. proposal for public takeover of such energy resource industries as oil refineries and privately-owned hydro-electric utilities. The resolution, committing the party to a policy of nationalization of the province's energy resources, was hailed as a major victory for the small Waffle group, which follows the nationalistic theories of Toronto economist Melville WatMns. As the convention moves into its second day today, the Waffle influence may again be felt as they seek election to key posts on the nine-member executive. Selection of a party leader to replace retiring Donald Mac-Donald takes place Sunday in voting that starts at 2:40 p.m. EDT. The three leadership contenders, S'tephen Lewis and Walter Pitman, both members of the provincial legislature, and Toronto taxi driver Douglas Campbell took part Friday night in a public debate at downtown Mas-sey Hall before more than 1,000 persons, majority of them convention delegates. Highlights of today's session will be an address by national party leader T. C. Douglas and an evening banquet to honor Mr. MacDonald, who retires after 17 years as leader. Wheat Prospects Brighten SASKATOON (CP) - Prairie farmers may be able to resume a near - normal planting routine next year although nearly one billion bushels of grain will be in storage, Otto Lang, minis- ter responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, said Friday. Mr. Lang suggested in an interview, however, that farmers would have to plant more New Adult High School Diploma Plan Announced EDMONTON (CP) - Courses in maturity, travel, reading and leisure will be accepted as credits towards a new adult high school "equivalency" diploma in Alberta. Robert Clark, education mln-ister, announced here that the diploma, which will be separate from the regular high school diploma, will recognize a variety of educational experiences and will make it easier for adults to present employers with improved qualifications. Midis Dangerous CHICAGO (AP) - The National Safety Council warns that new, longer skirts may be dangerous. Sharon Bush, home economist for the council, said Friday that women new to the midi-skirt should be careful on stairs and escalators. Getting on and off buses poses another threat, the council said. Four Cable Firms Form Consortium EDMONTON (CP) - Two Calgary and two Edmonton companies awarded cable television licences have formed a consortium to provide transmission facilities, Ed Polanski of Edmonton announced here. Mr. Polanski,' head of QCTV, said Community Antenna Television and another Calgary company to be incorporated by D. R. Graham and the two Edmonton companies - QCTV and Capital Cable - are investigating sites in the mountains in British Columbia for the facilities. Treat Catholics As Patients Urges Doctor EDMONTON (CP) - Doctors at the Catholic Hospitals Conference of Alberta were told Friday that Roman Catholic patients should be treated only as patients, not as Catholics. The comment came from an unidentified non-Catholic doctor in the audience at the close of the two-day convention. "If the Catholics refuse to help, these patients will go elsewhere," the doctor said. A woman confirmed his story by telling of her sister who was refused sterilization at a Catholic hospital. "She finally went to another hospital and this is wrong; you are going to have to come to some decision." Another doctor in the audi- ence said he had suggested the rhythm method of birth control to a woman and also tried to assist her alcoholic husband to get his co-operation, but finally gave in to the woman's request for the pill. "Instead of the preamble you should have given her the pill in the first place," said Dr. E. J. Moriarty, a Calgary physician. ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS j a CMMnky bvm0 Ikai rwi i-Rotfmas SpwM Enits Cmra aotr. Tkt Camaa. with Kt paMc adorns system and nodtn stage. facJHtto h available 1m tf ctoga by writing to: Prantim Department. RolfcaimofPanMaHC8aadalMt^3ra>MStmt Sotth East Calgary 24t Alberta. Toastmaster Club Public Speaking Lessons Monday 7 p.m. Park Plaza Motor Hotel * * * Beginners Square Dance Club Monday 8:30 p.m. Southminster Hall * * * University of Lethbridge Concert Series Alberta String Quartet Monday 8 p.m. Yates Centre * # * Golden Mile Drop-In Centre Official Opening Tuesday 2:30 p.m. Southminster Hall * * * Lethbridge Handicraft Guild Weaving Instruction Course Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m. Bowman Arts Centre * * * Annual YWCA Membership Tea Wednesday 2-4:30 p.m. Southrninster Hall  * * * Lethbridge Social Credit Women's Auxiliary Wednesday 2 p.m. Room 15 Civic Sports Centre * * * Minus One Dance Saturday 9 p.m. Polish Hall The Daughters of the Nile Fashion Show "Zodiak 70" For Ladies and Gentlemen Wednesday 8:30 p.m. Yates Centre * * * Tuesday Evening Unit Southminster W.A. Silhouettes of The 70's Wednesday 8:15 p.m. Southminster Hall * * * Whirl-A-Ways Square and Round Dance Review Wednesday 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine's Parish Hall * * � Agnes Davidson School Opening Ceremonies for Open Air Addition Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Everyone invited to tour school * * * Jr. Forest Wardens Boys 10-16 years Thursday 7-9 p.m. Agnes Davidson School * * * Southminster Circle Square Dance Club Saturday 8:30 p.m. Southminster Hall f:ats The best tobacco money canbuy. The new diploma will be isu-ed only on application to the superv i s o r of examinations, who will evaluate the applicant's records. "The equivalency diploma gives recognition to the importance of adult education. In hope it will encourage many adults to continue their training." Knowledge gained through app roved adult education courses given by such recognized agencies as colleges, institutes of technology, fine art schools and vocational centres can be used as credits in obtaining the new diploma. coarse grains, particularly barley, than in past years. "Even with the LIFT program and a possible export of 700 million bushels of grain, we are going to have on Aug. 1, 1971, about one billion bushels of grain," Mr. Lang said. LIFT is a program of federal subsidies to discourage growing of wheat. Mr. Lang, in Saskatoon to speak at the annual meeting of his home constituency, the Saskatoon *- Humboldt Association, said the key to production is for the government to determine what the world potential will be and produce to meet that amount. It was fairly obvious there will still be more wheat than the realized need, but Canada would have a new role to play in meeting world barley needs. Export sales to date had already surpassed the record exporting year when 122 million bushels were sold. The feed grain market around the-world was growing larger and "we want to retain a large portion of that market." PROTEST PRISON CONDITIONS - Inmates at New York's Queens House of Detention, above left, clasp hands through jail window in unity gesture as City Corrections Commissioner George McGrath, above right, tries to work out a solution to problems of prisoners taking over the detention house and two other jails. Bottom, inmate speaks his grievances at news conference. Nab Mental Hospital Escapee After Wild Dash Across Province REGINA (CP) - A 30-year-old escapee from a Washington state mental hospital who was the object of a three-day international search was brought here Friday to face a charge of kidnapping. Exhausted, he was carried asleep into RCMP head, quarters. The escapee, Harold Halseth, was arrested after a car, racing at high speed, eluded an RCMP roadblock near Swift Current, 150 miles west of here, then sped off a rural road and rolled into a ditch. He was brought to Regina by airplane under guard. Charlotte Braithwaite, 52, taken captive 3Ms hours earlier at her home in Indian Head, Sask., suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to hospital for treatment. 307 6th St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 327-7132 RCMP said they found three .38-calibre revolvers in the car but met with no resistance after the crash brought an end to the top-speed dash across the province. Two hostages were freed in Indian Head. Merlin Vandermaten, deputy sheriff of Minnehaha County i n South Dakota, and Harold Wolf-gram, 37, of Niagara, N.D., had been handcuffed in the basement of the Braithwaite home when Mrs. Braithwaite was taken hostage. Mr. Vandermaten, 41, father of seven, was taken hostage at gunpoint Thursday in a Corston S.D., restaurant and Mr. Wolf gram, a farmer, was captured when he went to investigate car that had entered his barn. The farmer was forced into the car trunk where he spent seven hours while the auto headed north for Oanada. At Indian Head, 120 miles north of the Canada-United States border, farme- Oorqe Braithwaite and his sons Allen, 26, and Douglas, 24, were bound and forced into a closet while Mrs. Braithwaite was taken captive. WEIGHT WATCHERS Meets: Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Trust only the original Weight Watchers (TM) to watch your weight. Hundreds of thousands have done it successfully. You can, tool REGISTRATION $5.00 MEETING $2.00 MEN  WOMEN  TEENAGERS For Further Information Call 328-5832 ANGLICAN BISHOP DIES- Rt.-Rcv. G. N. Luxton, Angli. can Bishop of Huron, died at his home here Friday at age 69. New Rapeseed Use Not Encouraged CALGARY (CP) - The Alberta Wheat Pool says it will not encourage the use of Oro rapeseed as recommended t o prairie farmers by the federal government. Oro is free of erucic acid - a possible cause of heart, damage in test animals - and is the only one readily available in chemical quantities. President Nelson Malm said in a news relase here that Oro has a longer growing season than other types of erucic-free rapeseed, and it is doubtful if it can be grown successfully north of Calgary. Sufficient quantities of other erucic - free rapeseeds that have a short growing season should be available in two years. Oro has other undesirable qualities - its seed is larger than present varities and is nearly impossible to separate from objectionable weeds such as cow cockle and ball mustard, he said. Oro is an Argentine-type rapeseed and they tend "to contain percentages of thioglu-oosides which are undesirable in rapeseed used for livestock feeding." "The introduction of Oro or other Argentine-type rapeseeds into Alberta in 1970 would be unfortunate because of the inevitable rendency for volunteer crops of this type to form undesirable mixtures with the Polish-type eruc-free rapeseed, expected to be the mainstay of Alberta growers in years to come." Ticket Holder fA Little NumU My CRAIG ASPINALL Canadian Press Staff Writer "I feel a little numb right now." And well she might, for Mrs. George Farley, 41, of Toronto had just been told she won $121,500 in the Irish Hospitals Sweepstake based on Saturday's Facer Charges After Hearing CALGARY (CP)-Magistrate John Harvie, resorting to a rarely-used section of the Criminal Code, altered a trial into a preliminary hearing here. He made the ruling in the case of Ernest Charles Franks, 36, of Edmonton, who is charged with possession of a restricted weapon and possession of gambling devices. After Magistrate Harvie criticized crown prosecutor Walter Christensoni for asking an RCMP card-cheating expert if he knew the acused, Franks was committed to stand trial on the charges. Later, Franks was found guilty of possession of hashish and fined $300. All charges resulted from an RCMP raid on a Calgary motel room May 28. Castelgar Pulp Strike Ends CASTLEGAR, B.C. (CP) About 350 workers at the Columbia Cellulose Ltd. pulp mill here voted Friday to accept i new agreement and immedi ately return to work, becoming the last pulp and paper workers of Canada local to end strike that began July 24. No details of the agreement or the vote were announced pending a joint statement from the company and the union. Gleichen Man Faces Trial CALGARY (CP) - Ed Wolf-ehild, 51, of Gleichen, was committed for trial after a preliminary hearing into a noncapital murder charge. He is charged in the Aug. 25 death of Lucy Jane Cranebear in a home on the Blackfoot Indian Reserve in Gleichen, 40 miles east of Calgary. Miss Cranebear died of head injuries. WORKERS STRIKE ROME (AP) - Nearly a fifth of the Italian work force went on strike for two hours Friday in the first major labor challenge to Premier Emilio Colombo's two-month-old government. Pastor Leads March WASHINGTON (AP) - Convinced God is at their side even though the South Vietnamese vice-president and his wife are not, Rev. Carl Mclntire and his followers march through the streets of Washington today, praying and singing for victory in Vietnam. As many as 250,000 had been expected for the march and rally at the base of the Washington Monument, but police prepared for a much smaller crowd after it was learned Mme. Nguyen Cao Ky apparently will not attend. The on-again, off-again plans of the attractive Mme. Ky kept rally sponsors and airline officials hopping Friday amidst conflicting reports of her plans to fly here to read a speech written by her husband, who originally was to attend. Mme. Ky was not aboard an Air France flight from Paris that landed in New York early today more than five hours late. She had boarded the plane earlier but got off when it returned to Paris with engine trouble. Pleading fatigue, she did not re-board and was reported at the Ky residence in Paris. URGE VICTORY Urging a military victory over the communism they say threatens Christianity and the freedom of Americans, Mclntire and his followers planned to march .from near the Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue to the monument grounds. running of the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket, 'England. She was one of 12 Canadians who held, tickets on the top three horses-Prince de GaUes, Richboy and Owen Anthony. The unofficial list of winners included five Canadian holders of tickets on Prince de Galles: Mrs. Farley; Carolyn Gairrod, Newcastle, Ont; Nickey Bass, Brandon, Man.; James Hogan, Cardinal, Ont., and George Mc-Intyre, Toronto. Richboy ticket-holders were: Georges Prevost, Ste. Foy, Que.; Walter Slande, St. Thomas, Ont., and Thelma M. S'mith, Vancouver. Owen Anthony ticket-holders were: W. F. Stadnick, Windsor, Ont.; Marge and Michel, Middle Lake, Sask.; E. M. Isaac, Toronto; and Jay W. Ross, Belleville, Ont. TOP PRIZE $121,500 Those holding tickets on Prince de Galles win $121,500. A ticket on Richboy is worth $48,600 and on Owen Anthony, $24,300. Mental Cases Admissions Under Study CALGARY (CP) - The Cal-gary and Region Mental Health Planning Commission has ordered a study of mental case admissions to community hospitals. The study was announced after City Police Chief M. J. Kent said earlier that psychiatric cases were sometimes being refused admission to active treatment hospitals in Calgary. When this happened, he said, police had no option but to lodge these persons in detention cells, sometimes using restraining devices when the patient became violent. The mental commission said it is in the proces of setting up a meeting to discuss the problem with police, hospital officals and medical practitioners. GENE R AL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 7ff ABOVE 19.A0 *a ZERO AT A*,VWNOON SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:35 SUNSET 6:01 Lethbridge ....... 68 41 .. Medicine Hat..... 68 40 .. Pincher Creek .... 67 36 .. Calgary......... 66 37 .. Peace River...... 62 41 .. Edmonton....... 65 38 .. Jasper.......... 71 41 .. Banff........... 70 39 .. Prince George .... 69 41 .. Vancouver....... 63 47 .. Penticton........ 69 40 .. Prince Albert..... 55 27 .. Saskatoon....... 57 33 .. Regina.......... 55 25 .. Winnipeg........ 49 34 .. Dauphin......... 53 33 .. Toronto......... 66 47 .20 Ottawa.......... 62 48 .39 Montreal......... 62 53 .37 Quebec.......... 68 52 .10 St. John......... 45 33 .02 Fredericton...... 61 44 .01 Charlottetown .... 60 49 .. St. John's, Nfld. ... 45 33 .. Chicago......... 76 58 .. New York........ 68 65 .. Los Angeles ......91 68 .. Miami.......... 86 68 San Diego........ 75 68 .. Las Vegas....... 87 71 Lethbridge - Medicine Hat: Sunny and quite windy today and Sunday. Cooler on Sunday. High today 75 to 80; low tonight near 40. High Sunday in the sixties. Kootenay, Colombia - A few fog patches this morning, otherwise sunny and warm. Mostly sunny and continuing warm on Sunday. Highs both days in the high 60s and 70s. Lows tonight in the upper 30s and low 40s. At a Savings That's Behlen widthi what you gel with Behlen frameless steel buildings. Curvet Is economy king. Utility models in 38' to 68* Heavy duty model for grain storage is 40' wide. I"*111 "�***- Behlen straighlwall gives more elbow room with added strength - 7Vi" cor-' rugation. Utility model and grain storage model - both in 39' and �2' widths. Town and Country has flat roof. Ideal for garage, tool shop, milking parlor.. 3" corrugation, galvanized tteel or plasti* color coaling. Coma in soon for full information. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway - LETHBRIDGE - Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district ' are reported bare and in good driving con- dition. The Logan Pass Is now open 24 hours daily. This road has been plouglied and sanded. PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Ca.rway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 bourst PorthiU-Rykert* 6 tun, to midnight, Gbiei Mountain doted,. ;