Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
- THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, October 31, 1970 6 A Fine Job Of Wrecking Department? Horner Tosses Barbs EDMONTON (CP) - The Progressive Conservative opposition said Friday it agrees with the Social Credit government's proposals to establish a new department of environmental control and to set up a hospital commission. But there are reservations, said Dr. Hugh Horner, PC member for Lac Ste. Anne. "We welcome the formation of the department of environmental improvement and we are pleased the Social Credit government responded to our suggestions in the legislature last winter," he said in a statement. "In so far as the idea of a hospital commission is concerned, we think this idea has merit, provided there is ade-| quate legislative control of its operation." Another Landlord Convicted CALGARY (CP) - This city has convicted its second landlord for failure to give a statement of account on a damage deposit. Ernest Thiessen was fined $25 when he pleaded guilty to a charge that between Aug. 1 and 11 he did not give a Calgary woman a statement of account on her S100 damage deposit within 10 days after she terminated her tenancy. Earlier, Harry Sorensen was fined $25 and costs for a similar offence which occurred in July. Under terms of a new amendment to the Landlord and Tenant's Act, a landlord must provide either the damage deposit or a statement of account on withholdings within 10 days after a tenant vacates. He said the opposition members oppose the amalgamation of the health and welfare departments. Parents Losing Patience Dr. Horner said he had doubts as to whether James D. Henderson, present health minister, should be put in charge of the department of environ^ mental improvement when it is formed. "Pretty obviously the minister of health has done a fine j o b of wrecking the department of health and there is some question in my mind as to whether he should be the man to put in charge of the new department of environ' mental improvement. On past performance, our environment may be in trouble with him looking after it." 307 6th St. S, HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 327-7132 EDMONTON (CP) - A group of parents have asked the Alberta government to order binding arbitration if the dispute between the Edmonton public school board and its 1,100 striking maintenance workers and caretakers is not settled by j Monday. The strike, which started Oct. 22, has closed the city's 150 public schools and kept 77,000 students at home. The parents' group has sent a petition to D. I. Gardner, deputy provincial labor minister, said Dr. W. D. Armstrong, one of the organizers. As well, the group, which is said to represent 200 parents in the area served by the Lynn-wood elementary school, has sent petitions to both the school board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, bargaining agent for the striking workers. The petitions urge both the board and union to "negotiate more vigorously" and to be prepared to accept compulsory arbitration. EXTENDS DEADLINE Friday, the school board extended the deadline for its "final offer" to 6 p.m. Sunday. The original deadline, set following a meeting Thursday, was to have expired at noon today. WILL PROBATED LONDON (AP) - Lord Ber-trand Russell, the late philosopher, mathematician and peace worker, left most of his $66,183 estate to hi- fourth wife, Lady Russell, in his will probated Friday. Russell, who died last February at 97, left a total of $2,160 to bis gardner and two housekeepers at his home in Wales. Law, Order Campbell's Platform VANCOUVER (CP)-Mayor Tom Campbell announced Friday he will seek re-election for a third term in civic elections here Dec. 9. The mayor told a news conference at city hall that he wants law and order and a good, clean decent government in the city. Mayor Campbell said he would have no apologies for using the War Measures Act against any group planning the overthrow of government at any level by force. He said he could not stand down in the^ face of such events as the assault on President Nixon by a crowd in California Thursday and the English Bay disturbances last summer in Vancouver. Mayor Campbell said there is too much civil disobedience in this country. "If I had my choice I would close the border to all U.S. draftdodgers," he said. "If they won't serve their own country what are they going to do for Canada if we ever get into trouble?" RAISE TROUT More than 1,200 prairie farmers are raising rainbow trout in private ponds in Manitoba as an income supplement. R0THMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS rtMMfl MNMHttr mot* Th* num �-�*�� Special Erantt Caravan bow. Tfct Cararan. with its public addms system and �wdtra stags facilities is available fit* vf ttirgt by writing to: Promotion Department, RotfwMt of Pall Mall Canada lim!ttd,34Q3 8th Street Somh East Calgary 24t Alberta, SATURDAY, OCT. 31 Southmlnster Circle Square Dance Club will host the Southern Alberta Western Dance Association at 8:30 p.m. in Southmlnster Hall. Box lunch requested. * * The Minus One Club will hold a Halloween Dance at the Polish Hall starting at 9 p.m. Phone 327-1448. MONDAY, NOV. 2 The Lethbridge Hadassah will hold thedr annual sale of used clothing, household items and new woollen remnants on November 2, 3 and 5th at 320 5th Street South. * Southminster Square Dance Learners Group will meet at 8 p.m., in Southminster Hall. Ladies please bring a pie. * The YWCA will hold a World Service Dessert Bridge in Southminster United Church at 1:30 p.m. Phone 327-3564 or 327-4980. TUESDAY, NOV. 3 The Golden Mile Drop-In-Centre will celebrate its First Birthday at 2 p.m. All are welcome. The Rothman's Weekly Calendar of Events is a service that is provided free of charge to all non-profit oganizations in the area. In order that your organization's events are listed on the Calendar, send the necessary information by mail please to Mrs. HELEN KOVACS, The Lethbridge Herald. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4 The Lethbridge Social Credit WA will meet in Room 15 of the Civic Centre at 2 p.m. * St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will hold their annual Tea and Bazaar in the Church Hall from 2-5 p.m. * The Lethbridge Garrison Sergeant's Mess will hold their annual Mess Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Kenyon Field Armouries. THURSDAY, NOV. 5 LA to the Rehab Centre for the Handicapped will hold their annual Tea and sale of work at the Centre, 1261 2 Ave. A North from 2-5 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 7 St. Basil's CWL are holding a carnival in the church basement from 5-8 p.m. Supper will be served and a Cakewalk Bingo, bake and sewing table will be included in the various activities. Bring the family. * + A Card Table Bazaar will be held in tre Centre Village Mall by various Lethbridge organizations from 9-6 p.m. * The Lethbridge Old Time Dance Club are holding a dance at Assumption School at 8:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. The best tobacco money can buy Price Discipline Urged By Unifarm GOOD GRIEF! - That's what the Bill Kiel family of Edmonton said Friday morning when they awoke to find this whopper in their driveway. The pumpkin is five feet high, six feet wide and weighs about 10,000 pounds. The Kiels figure the pumpkin was placed by a group of friends. Rural Won't Areas Be Ignored GREAT FALLS, Mont. (CP) -Failure to establish a firm price for grain under the International Grains Arrangement will probably bankrupt a large number of grain producers both in Canada and the United States, Paul Babey, president of Uniform, said Friday. Mr. Babey of Edmonton, speaking to the Montana Farmer's Union convention, said unless ail parties to the pact agree on minimum and maximum prices, the IGA is "nothing more than an agreement to disagree on prices." "While Canadian grain producers have traditionally supported the international agreement, there is every indication FLQ Backer Sentenced To 20 Years that they will abandon that position if they are not assured that price discipline will be maintained." Challenging U.S. grain producers to support such price discipline, Mr. Babey said the need for international co-operation has never been greater. "And I feel confident that Canadian producers are ready and willing to co-operate with their American neighbors," he said. "Both Canada and the U.S. are surplus - producing nations w i t h a high production cost economy." Mr. Babey said there Is a choice. "Either we allow a dog-eat dog type of competition to take over or we agree to approach world markets as partners." The existing International Grains Arrangement expires June 30, 1971. A partial text of Mr. Babey's remarks was released in advance of delivery. ABOVE NORMAL-Above) normal temperatures are expected to cover the country during November according to the 30-day weather outlook of the United States weather bureau. Light to moderate rainfall Is expected for most of Canada with heavy precipitation expected for the Great Lakes area. Normal temperatures which will be exceeded east of the Alberta-B.C. border, are Edmonton, 25; Rcgina, 22; Winnipeg, 23; Toronto, 40; Ottawa, 34; Montreal, 36; and Halifax, 42. CALGARY (CP) - The interests and problems of towns, villages and rural areas will not be ignored by Alberta's three-year urban life plan which the government hopes to begin late next spring, Premier Harry Strom said Friday. "We gave serious consideration to calling the project a task force on urban and rural Alberta," Mr. Strom told delegates to the 64th annual meeting of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. 'But we felt it wiser to place the focus on the phenomenon of urbanization - the trend to urban living - and thereby focus on a developing situation which includes in a single word both sides of the coin: growing cities and depopulating rural areas." He said Alberta's 10 cities will be represented on the urban board because they are major centres of population growth. "But the cities must, from the point of view of their own interest, be concerned about the rural areas around them." The premier said he hopes to get federal participation in the study which is an "unprecedented" attempt to have three levels of government involved in municipal problem-solving. Mr. Strom also said the government is interested in sug- gestions for action and legislation from the association. "We admire the way in which you have been a force for the betterment of municipal government in Alberta . . . and take care to consider carefully, your reports and recommendations." One resolution submitted by the Town of Stony Plain suggests that because some municipalities can't hope to attract industry that some arrangement be made to share the wealth gained by industry taxation. The resolution which the convention passed, says industry taxation revenue might be spread to all residents through a grant system, given automatically each year to all municipalities on an equal basis. Other resolutions ask the government to: -Establish a new provincial energy board or expand the oil and gas conservation board to include an inventory of available energy, protection of energy requirements and the export of any form of energy. -Allow municipalities to tax churches and church property. -Approach the proper authorities to have the Victoria Day holiday moved to the Monday following May 24, except when the statutory holiday falls on a Monday. MONTTIEAL (CP) Robert Hudon, 26, who admitted earner this week that he staged 13 robberies to finance the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec, was sentenced Friday to a total of 20 "ears in prison and fined $5,000. Sentence was based on 27 charges of conspiracy to commit a holdup and car theft connected with 14 armed holdups. Hudon had been found guilty of three charges stemming from one bank holdup at St. Calixte, Que., \ hen iie confessed to the other 13. Failure to pay the fine will result in an additional three years' imprisonment. Hudon is one of the so-called "political prisoners" whose release from jail was demanded by the FLQ as ransom for kidnapped British diplomat James (Jasper) Cross and Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, now slain. The 20-year term Is to begin tn March, 1972. Hudon was paroled in 1967 after servirg three years of an eight-year sentence for a series of seven armed robberies in 1964, but under terms of the parole he must finish serving the first sentence before starting the second. People Hostile To Universities Says U of A President Wyman EDMONTON (CP) - The president of the University of Alberta said today "there is a dangerous hostility rampant among the people of Canada, a hostility that is directed toward its educational institutions." Dr. Max Wyman told the Traitor Court PINCHER CREEK (Special) - An application by Harry W. Sorge, requesting annexation of land to the Town of Pincher Creek has been passed by the local authorities board. The land is just east of Highway 6 at the east end of the town, south of the cemetery road and north of the Foothills Trailer court. Mr. Sorge plans to establish a � trailer court there. Ontario Man Heads College EDMONTON (CP) - John L. Haar, 51, of Scarborough, Ont., has been named president of the proposed Grant MacEwan Community College here. Mr. Haar, president of Scarborough's Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology, will assume his new duties next April. Barry Moore, chairman of the community college board said a site for the school has not been announced but class es will start in the fall of 1971. U of A convocation in his annual report that one often reads that his hostility is due to student unrest and protest. 'If this is so," he sadd, "it surely must be true that what happens on the campus of a Kent State, or a Berkeley, or a Columbia, must make a deeper impression on the people of this country than what happens on the campus of the University of Alberta. "Although we have an Inevitable measure of student unrest and student protest, it has been non - violent in nature." Dr. Wyman said he is pessimistic about university finances. TO SETTLE DISPUTES TOKYO (Reuter) - The Tokyo metropolitan government will set up next month a commission to settle civil pollution disputes, a spokesman said Saturday. He said the Environmental Hazards Investigation Commission was aimed at overcoming present court delays in settling civil suits involving environmental disruption. Fairer Rate Schedule Municipalities' Goal CALGARY (CP) - A proposal that would give municipalities the power to negotiate rate schedules with utility companies received support from the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association at its annual meeting this week. A resolution, submitted by Grande Prairie, urged the provincial government to introduce legislation which would require utility companies to get municipal consent before increasing rates. If the company failed to get consent, the municipality could apply to the public utilities board for permission to purchase company rights, equipment and property. The intention is not for municipalities to acquire utility systems, a Grande Prairie FOR SALE 1 - POPCORN WARMER 1 � COCA COLA DISPENSER 1 LARGE SAFE towd$ Apply Paramount Theatre Business Office Phone 327-6381 spokesman said, but some towns have faced rate increases of between 20 and 35 per cent. "We only want to be in a position for a fairer rate schedule." GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES, PRESENTS THE r"7. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 12:00, O/: ABOVE AU ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:2a SUNSET 5:09 Lethbridge ....... 52 23 Medicine Hat..... 37 24 Pincher Creek ... . 58 24 Calgary......... 57 20 Edmonton....... 39 23 Banff........... 53 21 #. Coronation....... 42 26 Grande Prairie ... 54 27 Rocky Mtn. House . 57 24 High Level...... 45 22 Peace River...... 51 24 Penticton........ 47 23 Prince George ... . 50 19 Vancouver....... 49 34 Prince Albert ... . 40 29 .01 Saskatoon....... 39 30 Swift Current ... . 32 24 Moose Jaw...... 37 20 Thompson....... 37 33 .04 Regina......... 35 22 43 34 52 50 .51 Ottawa......... 49 Montreal........ 56 Quebec......... 51 St. John's........40 42 34 27 35 35 23 30 45 .13 .14 Halifax......... 51 Fredericton ...... 55 Charlottetown ... .47 New York....... 55 FORECASTS Lethbridge - Morning fog patches, otherwise mainly sunny today and Sundayi Highs 55 - 60, lows tonight 25-30. Medicine Hat - Fog and low cloud this morning. Sunny periods this afternoon. Sunday: cloudy with sunny periods. Lows tonight 25 - 30; highs Sunday near 45. Kootemay, Columbia - Sunny with a few cloudy periods today and Sunday. A few morning fog patches. Highs today and Sunday, 45 to 50; lows tonight near 25. 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 Trim only tha original Weight Woteh�r� (TM) to wokh your weighr. Hundreds of thousands have don* It successfully. You can, tool REGISTRATION $5.00 MEETING $2.00 MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS For Further Information Coll 328-5832 Wallaceburg New CP Member TORONTO (CP) - Wallaceburg News, which was founded as a weekly newspaper in 1896 and has been a daily since last Nov. 3 becomes the 105th member of The Canadian Press on Sunday. Published Monday through Friday, The News is printed at London, Ont.,o n the offset press ofanassociated company, Bowes Publishers Ltd., which also prints a number of weekly and twice-weekly papers. The News is shipped to Wallaceburg, 60 miles southwest of London, j for distribution. J. E. Bowes, president of Bowes Publishers, is CP member for another associated daily, the Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune at Grande Praire, Alta. Newspapers Best For Coverage TORONTO (CP)-Radip and televisibn did an inadequate job of covering the recent crisis in Quebec, a symposium at York University's Vanier College was told here. John Harvey, an English professor at Atkinson College, said during a panel discussion that he had to turn to newspapers for information "on what was going on in the country." IS BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for ail-around uses WINTER TIME IS PLANNING TIME See Us Today For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry and in good driving condition. Visibility is down to approxir mately VA mile this morning but this is expected to clear by noon today. Motorists are advised that snow tires or chains are required while travelling ever the Rogers Pass. The Logan pass is closed for the season. Wildhorse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed.