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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, 1972 Suspensions occur in department over alleged conflict of interest OTTAWA (CP) Suspen- sions have occurred in the de- partment of regional economic expansion over alleged conflict of interest but a department of- ficial refuses to name Ihe two men concerned. The suspensions were "a matter of Internal adminis- tration and the disciplinary sys- tem vvitlu'n public said J. D. Love, DHEE's dep- uty minister, Friday. lie is the senior civil servant in charge of the department. Those suspended allegedly Canada screening Uganda applicants KAMPALA, Uganda (Reuler) Long queues formed for the third consecutive day outside Canada's temporary immigra- tion office here Friday, bring- ing to more than the number of Asians and their de- pendents to whom application forms to settle in Canada have been distributed. Canadian officials said pres- sure of applications liad been so great that no statistics bad yet been prepared. For the same rcxson, they said, some of the 80 heads of families who vyere called for- ward for interviews with immi- gration officers had to be turned away. On Wednesday, tlie day the office opened, heads of family collected application New RCMP pay rates announced OTTAWA (CP) For the first time RCMP members are go- ing to be paid a form of over- time. Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer announced Aug. 28 that constables, non-commissioned officers and some officers will receive pay increases that in- clude payment as compensation from overtime. Constables and NCCS will re- ceive a year and inspec- tors and superintendents for overtime compeiisatioi "and certain other conditions of service for which no paymen1 lias been received.' It is reported tliis ,lalter in eludes such things as use of a private car on official dul. orms, representing wilh their lependents Asians. Thursday, 96 heads of family vere called for interviews and officials said Friday that 72 of ;hcni were accepted as immi- jlanls. They and their depend, ents now have to undergo medi- cal examination before they re- ceive visas. No breakdown is yet avail- able here on the destinations, n t e n d e d employment present citizenship status of the Asians interviewed. SIX FIMI OFFERS At London, Home Secretary Robert Carr, the British min- ister responsible for the recep- tion of Asians from Uganda, iays six countries now have made "firm offers" to accept iome of the thousands facing expulsion from Ihe East Afri- can nation. The six, which include Can- ada, are not all Commonwealth countries, Carr told a Friday uews conference. But he would not identify by name the states which along wilh Canada have responded in a firm way to what he termed 'suggestions1' thai they slioultl accept some of those who may be expelled from Uganda. authorized an Incentives gvaiit a company in which they lad a direct financial interest >y holding shares in The suspensions occurred "some time ago." Mr. Love said the identity ol the men should not be dis- closed. Tlie public service has a system of appeals against such administrative action. "I'm just not in a position to provide details because I think i would be inappropriate to do he said. He also refused lo say whether: there have been other suspensions within the depart- ment for similar alleged con- flicts of interest. "While I'm responsible for discipline within the depart ment I'm also very con. scious of the other side of my responsibility, which is respec! and reinburscment for uniform-j day. Claresholni councillor resigns CLARESHOLM (HNS) James Wanamaker, member ol the Clareshoun town counci who is seeking to have Mayor Ernie Patterson declared inel igible to serve ou town council, submitted his resignation Fri for the rights of the individ- ual." MARCIIAND KNOWS Regional Economic Ex- pansion Minister .lean March and, who is in Quebec City, has not mentioned the suspensions though Mr. Love said he knew of them. The incentive program, wirier lias doled out millions of dollars ;o corporations since its crea lion in 1968, has been under jersistent fire from opposition critics, notably New Democrat Leader David Lewis. Mr. Lewis says many of tha companies receiving incentive rants and tax concessions are corporate welfare bums." Earlier this year, Jolin Bur ton N D Regina-East charged that there were "po- .enlial confilcts of interest" in volved in Hie awarding of million in free grants to McCain Foods Ltd., of New [Brunswick. Ttie former Atlantic-region director of the department wa; involved in the approval of tin grants and then, after tlie were awarded, he accepted senior executive position with McCain's. HAS OTHER CRITICISM tvSv. Burton also criticized th apparent conflict-of-interest si uation created when member of the department's incentiv advisory board are also execu lives of companies receivin grants. He named J. B. Estey, vice president of National Sea Pra ucts Ltd., and E. Kendall Cork i c e-president of Noranda lines Ltd., as examples. National Sea Products has re- jivcd million in grants Noranda has been given J.5 million. Mr. Burton and other opposi- on MPs have charged that Ir. Marchand himself is in a onflict position as "chief bag- lan" for the Liberal party as as being the minister in barge of handing out incentive [rants. The "bagman" description efets to Mr. Marchand's role as party organizer and cam- laign fund director in Quebec. Mr. Burton suggested that Marchand's position was questionable because firms re- ceiving government grants could be prims targets for Lib- eral campaign contributions. In the Commons last Decent ber, Jack Hornet- 'ool) demanded, unsuccessfully, ;hat Mr. Marchand resign as a national campaign director. "The rumor that came to me is that people who are recelv- ng grants are immediately bugged by bagmen of the Lib- e-al party and the Liberal cof- 'ers are now filled with about t'l million from collections froir reople who have received 'rants from said Mr rlorner. In Toronto, The Star quotet Mr. Marchand as confirming in telephone interview from Quebec City that the two em ployees were suspended wilhou pay more than a month ago. The newspaper quotes Mr Marchand as saying the tw were suspended for buying shares of a Toronto company about the time the compan; was awarded in Indus trial incentive grants. Mr. refused t name the two employees win apparently were involved in ne gotiations which led to th awarding of grants to Silve Shield Mines Inc. last April. N money has yet been given th company wliich is building silver refinery and a private mint at Cobalt, Ont., where th firm has a small mine. The Star says that Mr Marchand revealed a firm oulslde accountants has bee hired to Investigate the projec and the grants will not be given if the investigation reveals an improper behavior. ed officers who do plain dollies duties. RATES TCETRO ACTIVE The new salaries, retroative to April 1, come a year after the last increase for the man force. Tiie largest increases go to members In the lowest pay categories. First class constables go to from corporals .Mr. Wannamaker announced he is leaving to take up a Cal- gary teaching appointment. His application to have Mayor Patterson declared ineligible to ierve on council will be heard in Alberta Supreme Court at Calgary Oct. 2. serg- to from eants to from inspectors to from 250, and superintendents to ?21, 300 from Civilian members of the force and special constables also will be receiving ments. Mr. Goyer nouncement: the pay ad just- said in "These his BIV- adjiLst- ments have been designed to enable members of the RCMP to retain their relative position with the pay of other major po- lice forces in Canada." UN diplomats tinder guard WASHINGTON (AP) Tlie treasury department has as- signed security officers to help New York police guard diplo- mats at the United Nations. Treasury Secret ary George P. Shultz said the action was taken at President Nixon's di- rection and resulted from re- quests from the diplomatic mis- sions after recent violence at the Olympic Games. Soccer results 11 mm i i mm t mm MEDICINE HAT FEDERAL Progresslvt Conservative! Association NOTICE OF NOMINATING CONVENTION JDATE: Saturday, Sept. 16 j PUCE: (a) Tuber j I I LONDON (CP) Old Coun- try soccer results Saturday: ENGLISH LEAGUE Division I Birmingham 4 Man City 1 Chelsea 1 West Ham 3 1 Ever ton 2 Liverpool 4 Wolverh'pton 2 Man United 0 Coventry 1 Newcastle 2 Arsenal 1 Norwich 1 Sheffield U 1 Southampton 1 Ipswich 2 Stoke 2 Leeds 2 Tottenham 2 Crystal I' West Brom 2 Derby 1 DIVISION II Srighton 2 Fulham 1 Burnley 1 Queen's PR 1 Cardiff 0 Aston Villa 2 luddersfield 2 Oxford 0 Hiddlesbrough 2 Carlisle 0 llilhvali 0 Sunderland 1 Notts F 0 Lulon 1 Orient 0 Bristol C 2 Preston 1 Hull 0 Sheffield W 2 Portsmouth 1 0 Blackpool 0 Division Ilf 3olton 2 Plymouth 0 Brentford 0 .Swansea 1, Bristol R 2 Wrexliam 0 Chesterfield 1 Port Vale J Hochdale 1 Tranmere 1 Flotherham 2 Carlton 1 Shrewsbury 2 Blackburn 0 Southend 2 Notts C 1 Walsall 1 Grimsby 0 Watford 2 Oldham 1 York 0 Bournemouth 0 Community Center Auditorium Registration 12 noon to 1 p.m. Convention convtnei 2 j (b) Hot i High School Auditorium Registration 6108 p.m. Convention re-convenei 8 p.m. PURPOSE OF MEETING vltivt Pirty In the Hit Federal Constituency In the I forthcoming Central Election, lobeheldonMonday, October 30, 197J. I All numbtri of Pmy. ISytiri I I ind over, rutting In Hat Federal Coniiltuency, n I deflntd iy tha rtdliirlbutlonof 1966, are entitled lo ittend either IniMtlng ind volt (or the candidate of their choice by (rcferen- tul lallot. will available for all supporter] I at each of the nominating meetings, 1 YOU MUST PRESENT A i Card I To Vottl Division IV Bradford 2 Northampton 1 Cambridge 1 Hartlepools 1 Chester 0 Aldershot 0 .incoln 4 Hereford 1 Hans field 1 Bury 1 Reading 2 Peterborough 0 Southport I B arris] ey 0 Workington 3 Exeter 1 SCOTTISH LEAGUE Division I Airdriconians 1 Mothenvelt 2 Arbroath 1 East Fife 0 Dumbarton 0 Falkirk 0 Dundee 0 Aberdeen 0 Hibernian 2 Hearts 0 Kilmarnock 0 Ayr 1 Morton 0 Celtic 2 Rangers 2 Partick 1 St. Johnstone 1 Dundee U 3 DIVISION II Brechin 1 Montrose 4 Clyde 1 Queen's Pk 1 Dunfermline 0 Cowdenbeatli 2 E Stirling 4 Clydebank 2 Hamilton 3 Albion 3 Raith 3 Forfar 2 Slenhousemuir 0 Alloa 0 Stirling 3 St. Jlirren I Slranraer 1 Queen of S 0 IRISH LEAGUE Ulster Cup Ballymena 2 Glenloran 1 Bangor 1 Crusaders 1 Cliff onyille 2 lanfield 3 Coleraine 4 Ards 1 Distillery 1 Portadown 0 Glenavon 2 Deny 3 Alberta tackles welfare system TROOPS PILLAGE SHOPS-Cambodicn soldier shields face as he slti on a pedi-cab to carry away a bag of rice which was stolen Friday from a shop in Phnom Penh. Hundreds of soldiers werU on a day-long rampage pillag- ing shops as they protested rising rrce prices. (AP Photo) Cambodian troops on looting spree CALGARY (CP) The pro vincial government will start working on changes In the wel- fare system early next year, Neil Crawford, health and soc- ial development minister, said Friday. He said in an Interview tlie government will hire a consul- tant to poll Albertans on their opinions of recommendations contained In a position paper released last month by Bruca Rawscm, chief deputy health minister. "We expect the review to be complete by Mr. Crawford said. He added, however, that final recommendations for welfare changes will depend on deci- sions of proposals in a govern- ment committee report on pro- vincial municipal financing, also made in August. NO DECISION The Progressive Conservative government has made no offi- cial policy decision on the Raw- son report, said. Mr. Crawford, who favors a system of incen- tives built Into welfare pay- ments. Mr. Rawson's report said the government could substitute an "income lest" for the "needs now in use, to decide who should get assistance. Under an income test, the province would exempt home and personal property from de- termining the amount of wel- fare and consider other assets as income to be deducted from benefits paid out. Welfare payments would tiien guarantee everyone In the prov- ince had an acceptable mini- mum income, the report said. NO DOCTOR INCREASE Mr. Crawford also said tha [he fee schedule for doctors under Alberta's Medical Care System will not be "generally1 increased for at least another year. Government discussions will doctors have shown they wan to alter payments for some ser NEIL CRAWFORD vices, he said, but they are not seeking a. general increase. I think they are satisfied with the over-all schedule. They seem willing to make adjust- ments so the over-all cost of the scheme will not be greatly affected" The minister said some amendments to the new men- tal health act introduced in the spring will be put before the legislature liiis fall. Submissions from professional groups and the public have yielded some suggestions for changes, he said, but they are 'not extensive." He declined to say what (he amendments would be because they have not yet been fully drafted. However, he said, the government still hopes to have the act passed during the fall session. The act is intended to set up the administrative machin- ery that will allow smaller hos- pitals in Alberta to handle most mental health cases instead of relying on large central institu- tions. PHNOM PENH (AP) One man was shot dead Friday as hundreds of Cambodian troops pillaged rice shops and two main Phnom Penh markets in a day-long rampage protesting high rice prices. In a radio broadcast, presi- dent Lon Nol said his govern- ment would "not hesitate to shoot any person found guilty of co operating with th e enemy" by looting. He accused subversives of buying up rice to drive up the cost of food and ol smuggling rice to Communist- controlled areas. Socred leader will attend parly meeting OTTAWA (CP) Social Cre- dit leader Real Caouette will at- :end the annual meeting of the party's Alberta branch in Cal- ?ary Sept. 15-16, it was an- nounced today. Mr. Caouette will rot offici- ally launch his federal election campaign until bis visit to Shawinigan, Que., Sept. 17 but the Calgary convention w'H be liis first appearance outside his home riding of Temiscamingue since the election date was an- nounced last Friday by Prime Minister Trudeau. Earlier information was that the Social Credit leader would bo in Edmonton Sept. 15-16 but his office said Ihat lie will at- tend the Calgary convention. Mystery fever LA PAZ, Bolivia CReuter) Thirty persons, many of them children, have been killed by a mystery fever in a peasant vil lage south of here. He said there was a "large quantity" of rice stored in the northwestern ciy o( Batam- a n g which could not b e irought here overland because lie Communists have cut High- 5 about 60 miles north of He added he has asked 'or planes of friendly countries o help fly rice into Phnom Penh, U.S. sources indicated they were aware of his plea but de- clined to say whether American >lanes would take part. Many believed this was the >eginning of n crisis that could :opple the govern- ment of Lon Nol. At Olympic Market one Chi- nese rice dealer was shot to death while soldiers firing shots, most into (he air, dragged hundreds of sacks of rice into the street. Diplomatic sources reported that other soldiers demonslra- ed peacefully outiide the presi- dential palace. The looting spree, which spread from markets to private homes, began as 'a protest against the skyrocketing price of rice. rice lias more than tvipled in price dur- ing the last two months. Weather and road report thuntlershowers. SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET 1, Pre. 50 II Lctlibrldgc .......75 PIncher Creek 70 45 .10 Edmonton -61 39 Medicine Hat ..75 51 Jasper..........55 43 .03 Banff ...........54 42 .27 Calgary ..........64 41 Saskatoon.......68 54 Regina .71 52 Winnipeg........64 54 .11 Victoria .........64 51 .11 Penticton........58 48 Kamloops 50 .05 Vancouver.......62 54 .17. Thunder Bay.....6V 31 76 Ottawa..........73 Montreal.........66 Chicago .........71 New York 50 .31 52 57 .13 50 81 C6 73 63 63 58 93 G8 96 83 Don't miss the Thrills! Spills Actionl FINAL RACE OF THE SEASON STOCK CAR RACING SUN DAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 10th Time Trials at p.m., Racing at p.m. EXHIBITION SPEEDWAY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS in "C" and Claimer Classes SPONSORED BY Southern Alberta Auto Racers SPECIAL FEATURES I ClAIMER POWDERPUFF RACE i "C" POWDERPUFF RACE 1 GIANT 15 CAR OEMOltTIOH EVJNT DON'T MISS IT Package found on airliner jusl a dud GANDER, Nfld. (CP) A threat, that a bomb was aboard an Air France Jumbo jet car- rying 350 people was disproved here Friday by Canadian Forces demolition experts who boarded the 747 and dismantled whal was termed a "dud." The jetliner, on a non stop flight from Paris to Montreal, made an emergency landing here after Air France officials in Paris received an anony- mous telephone call saying a bomb was on board. In Paris, meanwhile police saJd a man who tried lo extort SI million from Air France by phoning what proved to ha a bomb threat never came for his money. Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas Phoenix FORECAST: Rome...........77 63 London ..........61 52 Berlin...........75 54 Brussels.........64 51 Moscow .........72 52 Tokyo ..........81 73 FORECASTS I.cthbriiige, Medicine Hat- Cloudy today with a few showers Highs near 70. Sunday Cloudy with showers. Lows near 45. lliglis near 65. Calgary Cloudy periods to- day with a few afternoon show- ers or thundershowers. Highs near 60. Sunday cloudy with a few showers. Lows near 40. Highs near 60. Columbia Koolenay Today mostly cloudy, with periods of rain and a few thunder- storms. Clear periods after midnight. Highs today near 55 in the Columbia and about 65 in the Kootenays lows tonight in tlie midforlies. Sunday sun- ny with afternoon cloudiness and a few showers. Highs in the midsixlies except near 70 in the west Kootenay area, ftlontaua East: Increasing cloudiness with scattered show- ers mostly west portion today. Continued warm today. Cloudy with scattered showers and cooler tonight and Sunday. Highs today 70s west and most- ly 80s east. Lows tonight 40 to 50. Highs Sunday 65 to 65 north 65 lo 75 south portion. West: Cloudiness and showers spread- ing southward today and con- tinuing most sections thru Sun- day. Cooler. Highs today 65 to 75. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Sun- (Say 55 to 65. Hu rr ica ne I) awn calms down MIAMI (AP) With winds diminished to 60 miles per hour, Hurricane Dawn waj> downgraded to a tropical storm Friday evening as It turned west towards the United States Eastern Seaboard about 125 miles off of Cape Ilatteras. N.C. Gale winds of 30 m.p.h. reached the coastline and fore- casters said tides would swell to two lo live feet above nor- mal along the North Carolina and Virginia We Have CHENEY ALUMINUM PICK-UP REELS In all tizes for iwathers and combines, NOTE General Farm Supplies sell and service the Habco and Behlen GRAIN DRYERS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES 3S16-24 S. Phone 320.1141 All highways In bridge disrtict are dry. OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. tlie Lcth. bare and PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening ond Closing Coutts 21 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Del Bonita 8 a.m. lo 9 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. lo midnight; Kingsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Hykorls R a.m. In midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; WildhorAse, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ;