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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Saturday, Octobtr27.1973 News In brief Traffic control men at work THE CANADIAN PRESS Air traffic control assistants in the Atlantic Provinces. Montreal and Toronto were back at work this morning alter a brief walkout that began midnight Thursday night The assistants, members of the Union of Canadian Trans- port Employees, had called in sick with "24-hour in most cases it appeared they leturned to their jobs in less than 24 hours Assistants at Gander. Nfld.. [Montreal and Moncton. N.B.. began returning to work as eai ly as 3 p m EOT Friday and were followed at p m by their counterparts in Toronto RCMP party 'belongs to us' MEDICINE HAT (CPl Celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the RCMP in 1973 and the force's arrival in Alberta the follow- ing year will do more for the province than even the 1967 Canadian Centennial. Lieute- nant Governor Grant MacEwan said Friday. He told a banquet officially launching his new book. Sitting Bull- The Years in Canada, that the years 1973 and 1974 "belong to us He said the RCMP was made for the west and outlin- ed its role in preventing a ma- jor war with Canadian Indians between 1877 and 1881. He added that Western Canadian history is becoming increasingly popular as Caadians discover "they have a historv Catholic leader elected OTTAWA (CP) Jean Marie Fortier. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sherbrooke. Que has been elected president of the Cana- dian Catholic Conference, it was announced Friday He replaces William Power Bishop of Anttgonish Archbishop Fortier will serve a two year term as head of the body the national organization of bishops G. Emmett Carter. Bishop of London. Ont.. was chosen vice president The Roman Catholic bishops ended a week long conference here Friday Highlights of the serni an- nual meeting included dis- cussions of two documents, one on evangelization and the other on the role of the con- science Wiretap debate prepared OTTAWA (CPl The Com- mons is expected to become involved in a hot debate next month over the issue of whether information obtained as a result of an illegal wiretap can be used in court The Commons justice com- mittee recently amended a government bill which out- laws most wiretapping and makes information obtained directly from an illegal tap unusable in court The amendment would out- Carpet Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. law court use of information obtained as an indirect result ot an illegal tap Justice Minister Otto Lang, under considerable pressure recently from some police forces, said Friday he will seek to have the amendment removed when the bill returns to the Commons next month. The bill, as presented by the government last spring, says wiretapping by police would require permission of a judge Deaths CANADIAN PRESS Edwin San- ford. 102. who served in the Frist World War and believed to be Canada's oldest war veteran Hoult Polhtt. 78. a noted figure on radio in the early days of Canadian broadcasting and first president of the Canadian Radio Manufacturers Association MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS S. Phone 328-8896 'Industrial and Home Owner Rentals" RUG SHAMPOOERS FLOOR SANDERS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY MPs huff and puff over rail service OTTAWA (CP) If Cana- dian National Railways were to adopt a black-and-blue color scheme, it would be appropriate in view of the pasting the Crown corporation has been getting in the Com- mons lately. Opposition MPs have been using the annual CN financing bill as a club to batter the railwav and its sister cor- poration. Air Canada. The bill would provide CN with 5 million for capital spending this year and up to million in the first half of 1974 It also would provide loans ot million for Air Canada. A similar bill, covering the 18 months ended July 1, 1972, provided 8 million but never was passed. The expen- ditures subsequently were approved by a cabinet order Friday was the present bill's sixth day of second- reading debate since April and there were no signs of that the end is near Finance Minister John Turner indicated, however, that the minority government has said all it has to say. David Orlikow iNDP-Wmmpeg North) did much of Friday's battering Sea talks in Vienna? HALIFAX (CP) Fisheries Minister Jack Davis said Friday the law of the sea conference originally planned for Santiago next spring will be held elsewhere because of the political situation in Chile He said Vienna has been suggested as a possible alter- native for the conference AWARD PRESENTATION Pictured above are Mr. R. M. Phinney (left) Marketing Director for Northwest Design, making the presentation to Mr. Greg Forsyth, Sales Manager of United Mobile Home. United recently won the distinction of being TOP DEALER for Northwest Design and Fabrication Ltd in competition with thirty other mobile home dealers across Canada. United has been most pleased to offer Southern Albertans, the award winning Park and Tuxedo Manor homes; and wishes to thank all the very special and happy new Northwest home owners for this award. UNITED MOBILE HOME DEVELOPMENT CO. (Dlv: Unlltd Motors Co. Ltd.) "Whereit PAYS to DEAL" He described the food serv- ed on Air Canada as "very inferior very often a dis- aster He said Canadian Pacific Airlines' food is superior and suggested the national airline prepare its own food instead of having it done by a caterer Air Canada's timetable was atrocious, especially in Winni- peg where it was not unusual to have planes with a total passenger load of 700 persons all land at once He said baggage at the Winnipeg terminal, thanks to the crush, takes "anywhere up to an hour or more" to retrieve Canadian National, he said, is just part of the whole pic- ture of poor railway service. URGES CHANGE Mr Orhkow urged the gov- ernment to deal with trans- portation on a national basis to prevent individual regions from falling behind in services and opportunities J Patrick Nowlan napolis Valley) and Lome strom Melville) both endorsed this approach. Mr Nowlan said shippers in the East and the West are pe- nalized bv inequitable freight rates and their location It costs up to 10 times as much to move goods to Toronto trom the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia as it costs to ship them to Toronto from West Germany Freight rates on the Prairies were as d i s criminatorv as those in the Mantimes. Potential processing in- dustries are afraid to invest in Saskatchewan because of the higher costs they face, said Mr Nvstrom. Quebec campaign finishes quietly MONTREAL (CP) The campaign for Monday's Quebec general election mov- ed quietly into its final weekend as party leaders devoted Friday to low key campaigning with little in the way of new policy state- ments Rene Levesque. Parti Que- becois leader, made the major announcement of the day when he outlined his party's plans to fight inflation and un- employment if it succeeds in forming the next government The PQ would invest million in the battle against unemployment, concentrating its efforts particularly on urban renewal and housing construction. Minimum bread prices would be abolished and replaced by measures to en- sure the profitability 01 bakeries. Mr Levesque said A state petroleum corporation dealing with refining and dis- tribution would be established to prevent unjustified price increases for petroleum products The lively campaigning pace of the last week, fuelled by the debate between the governing Liberals and the Parti Quebecois over the feasibility of Quebec independence tapered off Friday Parties are free to continue campaigning until midnight Sunday but the electoral law requires that political broad- casts end bv midnight tonight Just before the broadcast deadline, a 90-mmute news conference involving the four leaders is to be broad- cast on radio and television Skylab 3 on schedule CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla