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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 45-50. The Lctlibridge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 256 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 56 PAGES Girl freed after 8-hour ordeal fit V "ljj THERESE, Que. death of Constable tried to question a he arrived, war and confirmed in i' in ttr f- 1 iR A girl held I- more than eight hours by a man suspected of slaving a girl's mother was also home at the time but escaped the man, who was armed with a a bank robbery Tuesday in nearby St. Augustin. While police waited outside, others negotialed with the who runs an open-line show for French-language radio station CICVL, entered a queslion that he was "upset with society." "Look at the newspapers, he i! 4 f f f man was released unharmed early today and her captor gave himself up. i i Helene Sanche was seized about p.m. Tuesday when a rfH Z EOU8'it "y Police in the W s .ci! down with a con- ciliator appointed by the federal etneminent and discuss a new contract. The contract expired Sept. 23. The company broke off negotia- tions on a new contract last Thursday and the employees as- sociation initiated the work to perfection program. Mr. Reid said flights in and oul of Hie Halifax International Airport were delayed from one to hours during the week- end. Also see Page It. BLAMES POLITICS "Those who would shoot it down must have been more con- cerned with politics than with betterment of the farmers' lot." Two exceptions to the general trend of opinion on the govern- ment's move were Roy Atkinson of Saskatoon, president of the National Farmers Union, and E. M. Turner, president of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Mr. Atkinson said in Char- lottetown that farmers are bet- ter off without the bill which would have stabilized the in- comes at poverty levels. The bill would also saddle farmers with the burden of meeting sub- sidized foreign competition for export markets, he said. Mr. Turner said in Ottawa the government had to make up its mind "when it was obvious the bill had so little support from the farmers in its present form." The idea of such a bill had good support he said, but many sections of it were criticized. The announcement of the withdraws! of the proposed leg- islation made in the House of Commons Tuesday night after the New Democratic Party refused to go along with a com- promise deal worked out be- tween the Liberal government and the opposition Conserva- tives. The government also asked that a court case by four Saskatchewan farmers against Finance Minister Edgar Benson be withdrawn. The farmers were sueing Mr> Benson for not making payments to the Cana- dian wheat board as required under the Temporary Wheat Re- serves Act, which the stabiliza- tion bill was designed to re- place. Hugh Homer, Conservative Alberta agriculture minister, said in Edmonton he was "very disappointed" and Uiat "Alberta fanners would be hurt by this." "We didn't believe, the bill was that good, but we thought the compromise proposed would have lie said, POINTS TO NDP Mr. Homer said the federal NDP would "have to take the blame" for refusing to go along with re compromise. G. L. Harrold, president of the Alberta Wheat Pool, said in Calgary that his organization will continue to press for a new act concerning grains policy. Consumer price index tumbles OTTAWA (CP) Fresh fruit and vegetable prices fell sharply last month with the 1971 harvest, helping to pull down the official consumer price index for the first time this year. Statistics Canada reported that the index declined to 134-7 in September from 1-35 in Au- gust, but still remained well above last September's 130.2. Tlie is based on 1S51 prices equalling 100. Tlie fcod index fell to 133.7 from 135.9 in August, but it too remained above the 130 index figure for September las! year. In dollar terms, it meant that it cost only last month to buy bought :i> in reduction of 22 cenls. Th_! same food basket cost S13 in September last year, and in 1961. In the over-all price pictrre, covering all an average urban family's living expenses ranging from theatre tickets to new house and new car prices, the September reduction was a good deal less. DOWN THREE CENTS For worth of family ex- penditure in 1961, the bill last mcnth was down just three cents from S13.50 in Au- gust and 45 cents higher than in September last year. It was the first drop in The index sines December lasi vrar. Russians catching up fast in missile sub race WASHINGTON (AP) De- fence Secretary Melvin Laird said today the Soviet Union will pull abreast of the United Stales in missile-firing submarines at least a year earlier than he pre- viously forecast. That would give the Russians about 41 operational Polaris- type submarines next year in- stead of in 1974, defence depart- ment officials said. At a news conference, Laird warned: "We would be placed at a very great political disad- vanlage if Ihe Russians were in posilion to ring the United Slates with a vastly superior submarine fleet with large num- bers of missiles." Blow up roads LONDONDERRY (AP) British troops began blowing up Northern Ireland roads close to the Irish Republic border today in a bid to cut off supplies of arms and ex- plosives to the outlawed Irish Republican Army. This suggested Laird believes the Russians may maintain their present momentum in con- struction of such submarines. Navy leaders have suggested the Russians might be seeking a fleet of about 60 missile-firing subs. Seen and heard About town year old Lylc Moore trying to eat a whole box of breakfast cereal FO he could have the toy plac- ed at tho bottom of the box Danny Proctor narrowly escaping disaster when a fly- ing hubcap from a passing car nearly smashed into his bicycle Shirley Hester padding the pending house renovations and wet weather "come bfick in a month and sec what kind of mood I'm in." Indian fight goes to Chretien home ST. PAUL, Altn. (CP) In- dian delegates from all prov- inces except Quebec and Prince Edward Island accepted Tues- day a plan lo confront Indian Minister Joan Chretien f.t his own home. Tile Ottawa demonstration, to he attended by Indian leaders from across Canada, would take the place, at least temporarily, of most other proposed demon- strations, slrikes and boycotts, a spokesman said following a meeting of Ihe executive council of the National Indian Brother- hood. A date for the demonstration in front of Mr. Chretien's home is to be set later. It would be designed to sup- port parents on the SI. Paul- Athabasca area reserves who are keeping their children out of classes and to indicate that only by personal consultation with the minister can Indian griev- ances he resolved, the spokes- man said. The boycott by parents on the Cold Lake anil Kehcwin re- serves is to continue, however. Between 200 and 300 children have been kept out of classes for two weeks to protesl the government's educational poli- cies and living conditions on the re.scrvcs. JIKF.T I'AIiKNTS Representatives from five provincial Indian organizations and Ihe National Indian Broth- erhood mot Tuesday with par- enls of Hie norlheasiern Alberta reserves. The parents do not. want, re- serve schools in Alberta to be transferred from federal lo pro- vincial jurisdiction, as the gov- ernments plan. Fred Plain president, of the Union of Ontario Indians, told tho parents to take a unified stand on the issue "and if it takes civil disobedience to achieve a total victory then that is what we will have to do." Mr. Plain said Inter in an in- lerview that livinc conditions nn of- GUI.irio's reserves .ire also "deplorable." If the Ot- tawa demonstration is unsuc- cessful, Indians in Ontario are. prepared to take strike action, he said. H had not been deluded what forms the strikes wquld take. ;