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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Fricloy. October 8 1971 Farm stabilization bill survival decision near SHOT BY FORMER EMPLOYEE Three employees of Du Font of Canada Ltd., died in hospital in Montreal Thursday after being shot earlier in their downtown of- fices by a former employee. The victims, each shot in the head, were identified J f Cov-ley, 48, soles manager of the film division, Brian Matthews sales office super- visor and Gordon Langlois, 42, eastern district sales man- ager Bottom pholo shows Vincent Meloche, 27, recently dismissed sales representative, who is being held on a coroners warrant into the shootings. He gave himself up to police shortly after the shootings. ers end i .four-day strike Hydro workers return to jobs OTTAWA iCI'l Tlic stormy of the Prairie (arm in- :onic stabilization hill appears to be ntaring its end, with sur- vival depending on a change ot heart by rather the government or opposition parlies. Thursday, Liberal House Leader Allan" MacEnchen set Tuesday as the. (leadline for a solution to the Commons dead- lock. If opposition parties do not agree to pass tin' hill next week, the government will drop it. Fourteen proposed a .n e n d- ments remain to be debated be- fore the Commons can Rive final approval to the bill. That ccukl lake several weeks at the rate the Commons was moving before the government ultima- tum. Both Conservatives and New Democrats have been demand- ing amendments or concessions the government has declared unacceptable. Party house leaders met on the bill Thursday afternoon, but no agreement was reached. They were to meet again after Britain attempts to calm fears ALGIERS (Renter) Soviet, Premier Alexei Kosygin pledged today continued military sup- plies' to Arab countries, but j urged a negotiated solution of the Middle East conflict. "la future, we will do all pos- sible to strengthen the Arab armed forces further." he told a news conference before leaving Algeria aiter 5 iGur-uiiy iisu. "The task consists in libera- tion of the territories occupied by the Zionists. j think this solution can be achieved by political debate and j not by means of a war. We will do all we can in that direction." Kosygin left for Rabat for a three-day official visit to Mo- rocco, last stop on a North Afri- can tour aimed at Moscow's strength in the Arab worid. CALGA.RY U'T) A four- day strike by the city's -W plumbers ended early today after an agreement was reach- ed in a bargaining dispute with the Canadian .Plumbing and Mechanical Contractor Asso- ciation. A spokesman for Local 4% ot the plumbers and slcamfitiers union said the dispute set- tled at 1 a.m. JIST and a con- tract signed. Wages were settled by 3 memorandum of agreement in July but that contract was never signed because of the bargain- ing hassle. The plumbers went on strike Monday and set up picket lines at major construction sitos Thursday, halting projects worth SiR million in six areas. The union spokesman said both sides agreed to negotiate the bargaining clause. "We didn't he said. "11 was a 50-50 agreement." The disagreement concerted j accreditation of the contractors' association as a bargaining agent for the employers. The union didn't want that in the contract and only wanted it 1 negotiated. Four youths charged in drug haul INVITED TO CHINA PARIS (Reuter) Foreign Trade Minister Pai Hsiang-lcuo, leading Peking's first govern- ment-level mission to the West in 20 years, has invited French Finance Minister Valery Gis- card d'Estaing to visit China. ASPHALT PAVING TOUESTRUP Construction Co. Ltd. SAND and GRAVEL PHONB 328-1702 327-3610 wants -.opposition represented EDMONTON (CP' The Al- berta government should allow i opposition members of the leg- islature to serve on rccently-ap- pointed study commissions. Grant Notley, leader of the pro- vincial New Democratic Party, said Thursday. Mr. Notley said in a pre- pared statement that opening the commissions to opposition 11 members would broaden the in- ilput of ideas and permit the Progressive Conservative cabi- net to broaden its perspective before introducing legislation. Mr. Notley is the only NDP j memfier in the Alberta legfcla- I lure. He was elected in Spirit River-Rairview in the Aug. 30 general election. EDMONTON (CP) RCMP described as the largest marijuana haul in Alberta re- tailed in four youths being i charged with possession of a narcotic for trafficking Thurs- day. Police seized 100 pounds of the drug, valued at Wednesday night at Rabbit Hill ski slope, about 12 miles south- i east of here. i They found the marijuana hidden in some bushes and waited until a panel truck came to pick it up. Charged were Glenn Warran Hennig, 16. Jefiery Roy Pick- ham. 18, Charles Allan Dixon, I 13. and Trent David Haugh, 17. 1 They appeared in court and were remanded to Oct. 14. LONDON iCPi The British government's decision lo send three- more army boiit Northern Ireland may be followed by a gradual introduction of political reforms. cbKervers here believe. Commentators said today the additional forces may be in- tended primarily In cahn the cars of Protcs- ants who have teen deir.andmg more decisive action by Britain to end the bloodshed in the North. Unless the goodwill of the Protestant majority can be re- stored, it will be impossible for British Prime Minister Edward Heath and Ulsters Premier Brian Faulkner to introduce any of the reforms sought by Roman Catholics, observers contended. After a sis-hour meeting with Faulkner Thursday, Heath an- nounced that three new battal- ions will join the British troops alresdv stationed m Uls- ter in an effort to restore peace. The extra forces will he used particularly to strengthen con- trol of the often-breached bor- der with the Irish Republic to the south and to speed up action against ten-crisis when informa- tion is received from inform- ants. COULD STJIi TROUBLE The move could create added fury among Catholics and lead .0 greater violence by the out- lawed Irish Republican Army. Currently, major opposition parties in Ulster are boycotting the Northern Ireland Parlia- ment in protest over the institu- tion in August of internment without trial fur suspected ter- rorists. Heath's move may have been partially intended to demon- strate his confidence in the Uls- ter leader and lo Eliow that Faulkner is prepared to _take ary action needed in the inter- ests of restoring order. ____ consulting their respective par- tics. The bill has been before the Commons since April 29. It has taken up all or part of nine sit- ting days, six of them since the Commons returned Sept. 7 from its summer recess. During the six days of debate, the Commons disposed of Uvo amendments and a sub-amend mcnt. The stabilization fund proposals were unveiled in fl white paper Oct. 29, 1970. Otto Lang, minister responsi- ble for the Canadian wheat board, told reporters the gov- ernment is always willing to lis- ten to suggestions for technical improvements in the bill, but has made up its mind on the amount of money it will spend. Most opposition suggestions, he said, "are simply sugges- tions tor either unworkable things or for vast amounts of money." His statement appeared to nile out any chance of the gov- einmenl acccpling Conscrva Lives and New Democrat pro- posals. Conservative House Leader Gerald Baldwin repeated Thurs- day a three-point proposal he had made the day before: government should im- mediately pay the million it owes the. wheat hoard for the 1970-71 crop year under tile Temporary Wheat Reserves Act, which the stabilisation bill would repeal retroactive to Aug. 1, 1S70. that the bill passes, the government should at once make the lump-sum transitional payment to Prairie farmers provided for in the bill. stabilization fund should not be set up until the government consults farm groups and provincial govern- ments hi a genuine effort to im- prove its proposed fund. i VANCOUVER (CP) Elec- trical workers called off a four- lay illegal strike today with the ironiise of arbitration of their ,vr.RC dispute by a provincial ap- loals court judge. The 2.-100 members of the In- ernatioital Brotherhood of Elcc- rical Workers resumed work at British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority offices Hunger strike still on Presents VENTOitA HOTEL COALDALE, ALBERTA The Taker Polka Band This Saturday, October 9th to p.m. Make up a party and come on In for a great fun-filled evening! I Firefighters killed in j brush fire SANTA BARBARA, Cilif IAP) Four firefighters were tilled and two others -were in as names whipped by an unexpected wind caught the men on the flank of a two-daj brush fire, authorities said. The men were operating bull dozers scraping out a fire lira on a ridge Thursday night an "the flames had shot np in the air and engulfed the three "doz said Jim Ridenour, man of an ambulance coirpaiw Before the flareup a 1.000-man force had begun to check th advance of the blaze which hac injured seven persons am burned at less', seven expensiv homes. The fire had swept ove more than 3.400 acres of heavj brushland. Bishop elected TORONTO (CP) Most Re erend Thaddeus Zieh'nski ha been elected primate bishop o the synod of the Polish Church ot North A m e r i c ELECT A. "NAP" MILROY FOR COUNCIL. A REPRESENTATIVE FOR WORKING PEOPLE. Responsible to the citizens of Lethbridge for my actions and decisions if elected to City Council. For qood long term economic planning in the interest of the Citizens and the City. VOTE ON OTCOBER 13 Vote MILROY, 'Nap' A. Insortetl by iho "Nop" Mllroy, Norm Uflaire Campnion Commltoe Phone f-r 327-6133 ____ WINNIPEG (CP) A hunger strike, protesting treatment of Ukrainian political prisoners, entered day today at the University of Manitoba and a spokesman said morale miong the demonstrators is biph. The strike was launched by eight students from the Univer- sity ol Toronto, protesting the fate of Ulcrainian intellectuals in the Soviet Union. More stu- dents and a professor of horti- culture joined later. "All we are having is said the spokesman. "It's kind of difficult." The number of strikers gath- ered in the lobby of the Stu- dents' Union Building has groun to about 35, with two from Edmonton and the rest from Winnipeg. The students and Universit. f Manitoba Professor Alexan- cr Gudziak want Prime Min- ster Trudeau to make a clear tatement of policy on the issue vhcn he visits Winnipeg Satur- ay The group specifically wants m i-t authorities to review, be ore international observers, the case of Valcntyne Moroz, a Jkrainian historian and lectur- er who has been held for nine in exile in Russia. The protesters also want the ed Cross lo hold an invcstiga- ion into tlie health of the poli- .ic 1 prisoners. o time limit has been set on the protest. MUG SHOTS External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp (left) samples a mug of beer in Ollawa Thursday, while Prime Minister Trudeau savors the taste of the favorite Oc- toberfest beverage. The occasion was an Ocloberfest for MPs._____________________ throughout the province with the resumption of the day shift today. Tlie decision to return to work came Thursday the union's executive board met to consider an offer to arbitrate from Mr. Justice Nathan Ne- metz. Tlie union said it bad re- ceived assurances from Labor Minister James Chabot "that no legal action would be taken against members and officers of the union and other B.C. Fed- eration oj Labor affiliates." The strike began Monday and was declared illegal under tho provincial Mediation Act, which, was invoked last July when the union held a series of rotating strikes against Hydro, a crown corporation. It was the earlier withdrawal as arbitrator by Judge Nernetz Eor family reasons that prompt- ed the latest strike. The union refused to appear before the m e d i a t i o n commission and could reach no agreement with Hydro on an alternate arbitra- tor. Judge worked on the dispute from July 1 to Aug. 10 before he withdrew. He "reluctantly" agreed Thursday to resume 'his role after an ap- pea! from Premier W. A. C. Bennett, Mr. Chabot and Attor- ney-General Leslie Peterson. He is expected to open hear- ings next Tuesday. Under the Mediation Commis- sion Act, an independent arbi- trator can bring down a ruling after a back-to-work order with- out taking the dispute before the mediation commission. The union seeks an 18.5-pcr- cwit increase in. a two-year agreement. Hydro has refused to offer more tiian seven per cent a year, saying any more, would he a higher increase than its other employees have had. The union is also concerned about issues such as isolation work allowances and sub-con- tracting ct some work. Slabbed, healcu EDMONTON (CP) Betty Jane Wa'licy. 23, of Edmonton was found stabbed and beaten to death in her south Edmon- ton apartment early tcday. David William Werenka, 20, formerly of Athabasca. Alta., has been charged with non- capital murder in the death. Weather and road report Miami...........84 7-1 Employees reject wage offer Strike paralyses university MONTREAL backed by any Business or olher Association Mo personal gnin involved Tho mnn who corns (or nil citiiens of Caaldole If you earn for Cootdald Your Rnllot will ronrf VOTE Tokyo FORECAST: Lctbbriclge Medicine llat-Cil- gary regions: Sunny today. AVarmcr witli highs in tlie 63 tt degree range. Mainly sunny and continuing warm Saturday. Highs 711 to 75. Winds increas- ing to brisk westerly; lows to- .25. niglil 35 lo -in. 1 Columbia-Koplcnay Sunny i end warm today. Saturday: ...48 37 .01 Cloudy with a few showers in ".61 52 .06'the r.orlhem half, spreading 65 5! .09 slowly southward. Light frost 65 48 .03' in some valleys in the early 66 36 .03 morning. Ilifns today and Sat- 62 46 urday in mid 60s. Lows tonight ..64 45 .02 in mid 30s. REDDING, Doug X In-mrtorl hy RrcMincj Public School Board and Town Council Candidate Don't miss the bargains during our One Example Is 1 NEW 190XT CHALMERS DIESEL TRACTOR Serial No. 30364 Complete with dual P.T.O. power adjusted duals, factory mounted cab. BI Reg. %1 HARVEST SPECIAL 3 GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway, Lethbridpo Phono 327-3165 OFFICIAL, AS AT A.M TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lcth dry and in Rood driving condl- bridgo District nre bare and I lion. POUTS OF ENTIIY (Opening nm! Closing Cnnlts 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. lo 9 p.m. MST; Del Bonita It a.m. to 5 p.m Koosevil'lc, B.C. II a.m. lo 5 p.m.; B.C., 2-1 hours; I'orlhill Kykcrls II a.m. to midnight, chief Mountain closed. WtMhorsc, 7 n.m. to 8 p.m. Logon Pass open 24 hours daily. ;