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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THt IETHBRIDGB HERAIP Monday, October 1, 1971 Aclioii Cdtiudn members ooze enthusiasm eposes new economic system TORONTO (CT> Jlrmbcrs of the fledgling Action movement are hc'adi'iL; hack home today, j'pparrmly keyed up tu work for the new Canadian society which their leader, Paul lleHu'r, outimt'd in ringing tones Sunday night. But Adirai Canada will tH'cciiH1 the hoped-for bridge to unite some forces In Canada re- 1 scribe a proposed new economic mains lo be seen, While Con-! system, with full employment, siTvalivcs and Social Credit IIj representatives attended parts Mable. prices and without strikes. Old political divisions, "left" the Ihrcc-day Action Canada convention, there was no hulica- liim Ihey would work toward inunediate unity. There was obvious enthusi-! this founding convenlion. It had, asm Sunday night as nearly he :aid, exceeded expectations, delegates heard Mr. Hellyer de-1 May 25 after Mr. Hellyer, oiiR-lime Liberal leadership can- didate and a long-time cabinet minister, quit the parly to form the movement of "ordinary Ca- in tirms of "right" and would he redundant. Mi. Hellyer described himself j lined the movement's economic as being pleased" with goals, which included immedi- nadians." At that time he out- Aii ion, Canada was born last ate tax cuts, mandatory wage and price guidelines, an in- creased money supply, and a Thieu triumphs by 'Wide margin COLORFUL Ontario New Democratic Party leader Stephen Lewis tries on an Indian head dress during a campaign Irip to Thunder Bay The Ontario election is October 21. SAIGON (AP) President Nguyen Van Thieu won re-elec- tion by a far greater margin than the 50 per cent "vote of confidence" he sought, South Vi- etnamese election officials an- nounced today. But even as ihe final vote tally was reported, opposition politicians charged that the election was rigged. An election official in Saigon said he was ordered, to replace anti-Tliieu ballots with votes for the presi- The national election centre chimed only candi- ill.5 per cent of the votes cast, with per cent of the votes against him. They were unable to account for the remaining three per cent of the votes cast. "Now, for the moment, we cin't say where they said government spokesman Vu Khanh. "Maybe later." One election official said the discrepancy could be due in part to the fact that seven ballot boxes were stolen in Dan Nang, the scene of bloody anti-Thieu street riots during the election. ISSUED ULTIMATUM Before the election, Thieu told voters he would step down if he did not receive at least 50-per- cent. He said they could vote against him by mutilating or de- facing their ballots or by put- ting an empty envelope into the ballot box. Thieu's office issued a stati There were a number of indi- cations that neither the large voter turnout nor the high num- ber of pro-Thieu votes were en- tirely authentic. An election official in charge of a Saigon polling station said that "all polling places received orders prior to the election to replace invalid anti-Thieu ballots with valid ones. Calgary plumbers walk out CALGARY (CP) A strike of 450 plumbers began early today which could halt major construction projects in the city. Lyle Tackaberry, business agent for Local 496 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, said no solution to the dispute not involving wages was arrived at during week- end meetings. Final settlement of a con- tract has been delayed because of a clause concerning registra- tion of the Canadian Plumbin and Mechanical Contractor Association as bargaining agei 'or the employers. A new pay scale was settle ment, read over television and I'" a memorandum of agreemen radio, that was described as wlth 37 July 5. the president's first impres- sions" of Sunday's elections. Thieu note! the official voter turnout exceeded 87 per cent of the more than seven million registered voters, while the turnout in there ivere 11 83 per cent. HONG KONG (Reuter) St. This proves that our people viet President Nikolai as a whole were aware of the has obliquely attacked Chin election s decisive he said. "And by taking part in large numiwrs "they expressed their respect for the constitution and laws and fulfilled their citi- zens' right in a free and demo- Podgorny raps Cliina PICKERING. Ont. (CP) Police said today two teen-aged girls, whose bodies were found Sunday in an abandoned grav- el-pit ravine near here, had been strangled. Kathleen Potter, 13. and Lee Kirk, 15, wards of the Children's j Aid Society of Metropolitan To- ronto, were found about 24 Ihe pit to watch young motor- cyclists trail-riding. Police said the girls, who lived in nearby Toronto at a "group home" with other chil- dren under the supervision of j Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMaster, j left the home Friday evening with bus fare to visit Lee's father in a Toronto suburb. Mr. McMaster said the girls hours after their foster parents ivere l.loth kids" who had reported them missing. at the Police said both .girls, still The area v.hcre tnev were craiic way." At least 21 persons were killed and more than 100 wounded in Viet Cong shcllings, terrorist in- c i d e n t s and anti-government riots Sunday. and pledged to maintain aid ti North Vietnam. He was speaking at a banque in Hanoi Sunday night, onl hours after he flew in to a h multibus welcome, the Nort Vietnam news agency reporter today. Podgorny said that "we bot stand under the same banner o fully clothed, lay behind a small clump of bushes. The older girl had a cut on her head, said. The bodies were found by two men who were walking across found has long been a favorite drinking spot and lovers' lane they I for teen-agers. It is in an iso- lated spot about 10 miles west of Oshawa. with the nearest house halt' a mile away. Arson suspected in Penhold fires from the maker of It's called because it's Nature's Remedy, The Turns people, as you would expect, know a great deal about sensitive stomachs. They make Iheir laxative wilh vegetable ingredients. N! brings easy, effective, overnight relief, hfi's gentle action works while you sleep disturbing yourrest.TryNature's Remedy, a gentle all-vegetable laxative. Regular or chocolate coated. N? tonight, tomorrow alright. PENHOLD, Alta. (CP) The RCMP suspect arson lo be the cause of fires that destroy- ed two separate grain elevators early today, the third fire of mysterious origin in central Al- berta's stored crops in less than a month. No one was Injured in the fires in this village 12 miles southwest of Red Deer but the elevators, each containing about bushels of barley, were flattened. One belonged to I the Alberta Wheat Pool, the other to the Federal Grain Co. "Some things are too much for said Sgt. .lack Roy of the Innisfail j ROMP. "We will be investigat- ing as if it were arson." j Tile two elevators were sep- arated by another elevator which was not damaged. Fire- men battled the flames for three hours to keep them from spreading. Many of the residents of the town of 400 spent the earl; morning hours on their roofs with garden hoses ready to douse any air borne enibers from the fire which could be seen from miles away. The fire is also being investi- gated by the Alberta fire com- missioner. On Sept. 17 a fire of un- known origin destroyed a com- bination grain elevator-feed mill owned by the United Grain Growers in Rocky Mountain House, west of Red Deer. A fire of unknown origin damaged bales of straw on Sept. 11 on a farm west of Red Deer, FIRfnux CONFESSES BRASSCIIAAT, Belgium (AP) Police said a young volunteer fireman confessed to setting six buildings on fire here because he could no! resist the, tempta- tion to see flames. SOUTHERN AiBERTA THEATRES FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "HELL BOATS" In color with James Franciscus. Show- Ing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4, B and 6. Show nt 8 p.m. each night. Adult. PINCHER CREEK-Fcx Theatre "UP IN THE CELLAR" In color. Starring Wes Stern nnd .loan Collins. Showing Monday, Tuesday nnd Wed- nesday, October 4, 5 and 6 Show each night nt 8-15 n m Restricted Adult. major attack on pollution, pov- erty, and urban transportation problems. By mid-June, Action Canada had some members at fees of for regular members, for students and free cards for Ihe unemployed. By mid-Sep- le.nber, the movement claimed members. This first convention was called for a broad discussion on general policies, for the purpose of approving the "economic package' of policies outlined by Mr. Hellyer and for attracting interest by existing parties. 'Hie "package" was approved unanimously by 210 voting dele- gales attending the final ple- nary session. Another 846 mem- bers telephoned their approval through the local offices of a national trust company. Only five phoned in disapprovals. WINS LEADERSHIP There were no disapprovals for Mr. Hellyer's leadership. The 210 delegates at the conven- ion were supported by 852 members at home. And George Skelton, a Cal- ;ary advertising executive, eas- ily won the contest for deputy leader with 131 convention votes and 593 by telephone. Runner-up Marvin Wallace of London, Out., polled 69 at the convention and 231 by telephone. j Although no detailed registra- tion figures were released, con- vention organizers said some 750 persons attended the con- vention. But there didn't appear to be more than 300 attending at any one time. Although no radical resolu- tions were adopted, there were many heated discussions during the three days as various philo- sophical viewpoints clashed. The microphones seemed to be dominated by vocal reactionary voices which, convention offi- cials said, overshadowed the moderate majority in attend- ance. HEATED ARGUMENT One of the most heated argu- ments arose over resolutions on bilingualism and Quebec. One ac knowledged the existence of two official languages, and the other proposed that the people of __ Quebec be given the right to of fames'TJas- decide their own future. Both were merely tabled afte long arguments. At one point, delegate shouted that "peopl who are real Canadians shoul speak English." Another dele gate proposed, with little sue cess, that both English an French be scrapped and re- placed with a combination o both that would include smattering of Eskimo and In dian." Generally, delegates w e r i unanimous in defending thi free-enterprise system. Many called for an end to social wei fare as it exists. While Mr. Hellyer hopes tha his movement will become a bridge to unify his group wit Conservative and Social Credi supporters, there was no indica tion that an immediate realign ment is in store. ELEVATORS DESTROYED Fire rages through two separate grain elevators early today in Penhold, 12 miles jouth of Red Deer. No one was injured. The elevators each contained about bushels of barley with damage eslimated at over of War Measures Act MONTREAL (CP) Quebec i request of the Montreal and I Laporte, and the strangulation Justice Minister Jerome Cho-! Quebec governments, gave po- quette says that while the War Measures Act was useful during last year's kidnap crisis he would not ask that it be invoked again. "It was entirely necessary to have some he said in an interview on the eve of the first anniversary of the kidnap- One killed at Ci'anbrook CRANBROOK, B.C. (Special Employee in sawmill work at Galloway, Jas Pal Singh Dhindsa, 22 of 210 9th Ave., died in a car upset late Friday afternoon. Driver of the car, also re- urning from day shift, Lester lames Durell, also 22, was moved to Calgary in critical Condition. Third occupant of the ar, Gordon Edward Walsh, lad only minor injuries. The westbound vehicle ap- arently went out of control hile attempting to pass other chicles just south of tiie Fort teele junction of the southern ans-provincial highway. per) Cross, British trade com- missioner in Montreal. "But whether that legislation was good is debatable. "If we had to have the same situation again, I don't think that I would favor exactly that solution." The War Measures Act, in- voked by the federal govern- ment a year ago Oct. 16 at the Running battle i in Belfast j BELFAST (AP) _ British; troops fought a two-hour gun battle with snipers and bomb- throwing guerillas during pre-dawn riot in Belfast today, the army said. Troops believe they hit two during the battle in the Roman Catholic Mount Pottin- area of east Belfast, an army spokesman said. "One u n< m a n was seen being dragged away he said. No troops were reported hit. Terrorists believed to be members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army hurled nail "lOmbs and fired bullets at roops called to break up the rowd. and when Ihe troops ired back the two-hour battle vas on, the army said. In Londonderry, doctors ought to save the life of a five- ear-old girl, hit in the head by bullet when terrorist bombers Hacked an army post in the mtral city Sunday night. lice widespread powers of search without warrant and of arrest. It was attacked for cur- tailing civil rights. In his interview with The Ga- zette, the justice minister sug- gested that police went too far in applying the powers of the act. He also said the dismal record in prosecuting charges under the act taught him that juries tend to convict when there is an overt act by an ac- cused, not for some declaration. In retrospect, Mr. Choquette said he is not overly disturbed by continuing criticism of the government in its handling of the Front de Liberation du Quebec crisis caused by the kid- napping of Mr. Cross and Pierre murder of the latter a day after the War Measures Act came into force. Mr. Cross was released by his abductors Dec. 3 in a govern- ment deal that permitted the kidnappers to be flown to Cuba the following day. "We judged by the evidence we had at the the minis- ter said. "There was a duty to be pru- dent on the part of the govern- ment because terrorist activity was acquiring credibility, gath- ering momentum. "We were faced with an ag- gression that appeared rela- lively organized. The escalation in the kidnappings appeared to be a real plan, and they were getting a certain verbal sup- port." Weather and road report 53 ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H Lcthhridge.......67 Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Jasper Banff....... Calgary Saskatoon Regina Brandon Victoria Kamloops Penlicton Vancouver Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa...... Montreal..... L PRE 58 63 55 72 50 71 38 60 48 58 47 65 49 70 38 67 38 50 33 St. John's........42 34 .2; NOON Halifax..........53 35 Charlottetown 47 34 M Chicago..........74 53 .15 New York....... 72 57 Miami...........83 81 Los Angeles......85 65 San Francisco 74 5C Las Vegas....... 79 51 Phoenix......... 85 62 FORECAST Calgary Lcthhridge Medi- cine Hat regions: Sunny today and Tuesday. Strong westerly winds gusting over 50 miles ail hour at times. Highs 70 to 75 .01 .02 57 54 .24 both days; overnight lows 40 to 64 52 45. 63 53 57 55 56 43 66 59 62 45 61 44 .77 Koofenay, Columbia To- day: Cloudy with a few periods of rain. Tuesday: cloudy with sunny periods. Highs today and Tuesday, 60 lo C5; lows tonight, mid-40's. DUE TO EXPANSION WE REQUIRE: 1 Experienced Service Adviser 1 Used Car Reconditioning Mechanic 1 Used Car Clean-Up Man 1 Heavy Doty Truck Mechanic CONTACT: GUY PELOQUIN SERVICE MANAGER Don't Miss The Bargains During Our IFALL HMV One Example Is IRRIGATION STOCK REDUCTION FOR ALL YOUR HAY AND GRASSLAND IRRIGATING IT'S A WESTERN GRASSHOPPER MOVER roll oteral complete with S' double hub 6th Ave. and 6th St. South Phone 327-5763 Vu milo 4" sido roll oteral complete with S' double and wheels. Regular 2510.00. ftn HARVEST SPECIAL C I D.5JU Order your Irrigation system now Enquire about early delivery plan deliver now and pay your bank in- terest charges. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY tETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COUUTESV OF AMA All highways In the Lclh-1 dry nnd in good driving condi- bridgc District are hare and' lion PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening ntul Closing Colitis 24 hours; Cnrway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST; Del lionila (I a.m. lo 5 p.m.; Rooscvillc, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgalo, B.C., 24 hours; I'orthill Kykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed Wildliorsc, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Logan Pass open 24 hours daily. ;