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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta WINDY HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY 80. VOL. LXIV 229 The LetKbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES Farmers lose to industry in relief aid By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON (CP) Western farm spokesmen say farmers have been given the short enii of (he stick again as the federal government moves quickly to pro- vide million in relief to industry. The federal government's emergency measure to provide aid to industry affected by the United Slates' imposition o[ a supplementary duty on imports came Parliament was debating the agricultural sta- bilization plan which provides 5100 million to grain pro- ducers. Tlie bill was introduced last March. Otto Lang, minister responsible for the wheat board, has said the million will be paid when the leg- islation is passed and lias accused the opposition of "filibustering." All prairie farm organizations have criticized in- clusion of the payment under the new legislation. Concern rises G. L. Harrold of Calgary, Alberta wheat pool presi- dent, said Thursday there is mounting concern. He said the federal government has refused to sep- arate the transition grant in lieu of the fi- nal reserves the new grams policy, but "it seems obvious they've acted with real speed" in the industry situation. Mr. Han-old said the farm legislation has been drag- ging on for some time while, in the case of the ex- ports crisis, "we see the government acting within three weeks and it means the farmer's on the short end of the stick again." "At this point, it is obvious that the farmers' need for financial assistance is ryjch greater than that of tire manufacturers because industry has not yet felt the full effects of the surtax." Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney said the sit- uation has left farmers out in the cold, again. "The speed with which the federal government re- sponded to the difficulties faced by central Canadian industries is in sharp contrast with their inaction in releasing million in payments to western farmers." Dick Page of Didsbury, Alia., a vice-president of Unifarm, said the federal payment should have been divorced from the new grains policy and should have been paid long ago. "Tills present situation indicates no change, in fact business as usual with the fanner last in the peck- ing order.'1 Walter Kelson of Avonlea, Sask., president of the Palliser Wheat Growers Association, said the lion payment was "long overdue." "The money is needed now, not next he said. Mr. llarrold said many farmers are in poor fi- nancial shape while others can hold on until next spring. "But this is a significant amount and it should be out in the country now." he said. Prior to the new grains policy being introduced, the money would have been paid last spring, Mr. llarrold said. Under the Temporary Wheat Reserves Act, which will be replaced by the new legislation, the.govern- ment would have paid out about million last May. One opposition member said in the Commons the government was flouting the law by not making the payment immediately. Mr. Lang has said the new stabilization plan would be an improvement over the wlreat reserves program as soon as it is passed. Fall election not ruled out by Trudeau lly HAVE McINTOSH OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau said Thursday he still has not ruled out a fall election. But he is more inclined, he said, to wait until next year, allowing for the usual governmental four- year term. Mr. Trudeau was asked by a reporter whether he had changed his thinking about an election since the United Stales announced a 10-per-cent supplementary import duly, thereby presenting the Canadian govern- ment with additional economic troubles, He replied that he has not given the matter any serious consideration since July when he expressed his views at a news conference here. He added with a grin that he would think about it on tiic weekend, when he will lie making a politi- cal foray into seven Ontario ridings. NOT I'NTII, IHT2 On July 27 Mr. Trudeau said thai "by and large" he felt an election should not be held until 1972. "But 1 have never excluded UK possibility of an earlier indeed, of a later that in tlie judgment of the government is good for the gov- ernment and the he added. Mr. Tnidcau made his comments afler n frac- liou.s Commons question period similar to many which immediately precede election calls. A cabinet source said it is strictly up to the op- position whether I here is an election this [nil. The source .said that if the Opposition obstruct.1; m- Icrminably the legislation to overhaul the income lax syslem the pnvonnnont would bo forced to settle the issue by election. MANY .Kllil.IOSS Labor department informants confided Umt unem- ployment this winter may reach ns high as 10 per cent of the lahor force. The highest rnlc lust winter was (i.ll per cenl. liovermnonl sources said Ihe Trudcnu ndmini.stra- liun would need a good excuse More calling an dec- Ijon, HUGH HORNER Agriculture minister Fire threat eases HAY RIVER N.W.T (CP) A forest fire threat- ening this town ot persons Mas stationary early today and an Emergency Measures Organ- ization spokesman said "the cri- sis situation has eased consider- ably." Rudy Steiner, area EMO co- ordinator, said the main fire bumed to within ZVz miles of the town Thursday, but fingers were within a mile of the out- skirls. It was holding steady de- spite an absence of rain fore- cast the last few days. None was forecast for today. About 150 men, 18 bulldozers, 10 water trucks and nine water bombers are fighting the blaze. RCMP probe threat lo informer OTTAWA (CP) The RCMP has begun an investigation into allegations that a youthful paid informer was threatened by members of Hie force lo con- tinue providing information or Inn- I ho risk fiT having drugs planlrd on him for his arrest. Coiv.missioncr froy Mo'ilimcr of the RCMP ac- knowledged Thursday that Rob- rrt Wayne Hadie, now 21, of Cornwall, Ont., was a paid in- former of the RCMP when he was in. So far as (he alleged coercion is concerned, he said "it is nnl a .system the force uses but we have lo inveslipalo, Ihis claim lie lias made against en individual." Lougheed hikes Alberta cabinet to 22 members EDMONTON (CP) Premier Peter Lougheed announced today a 22-man Progressive Conservative cabinet to take over from 36 years of Social Credit administration. The cabinet contains five more members than the outgo- ing administration and includes the new portfolios of deputy pre- mier and minister of federal and intergovernmental affairs. It also divides the education portfolio among two men. The No. 2 post behind Mr. Lougheed, who led the Conserv- atives over Social Credit in the Aug. 30 provincial election, went to Dr. Hugh Homer, re-elected in Ban-head. A former Conservative mem- ber of Parliament, Dr. Homer, a physician, was Conservative house leader in the last legisla- BILL DICKIE Mines aud minerals Sets date for first Tory caucus EDMONTON Peter Lougheed said today that Alberta's New Progressive Con- servative government will hold its first caucus Wednesday, Sept. 22. He told a news conference the first task will be to deal with the "immediate urgent prob- lems" that every new govern- ment must face when it takes office. His cabinet ministers will hold discussions with deputy minis- ters in the previous Social Cred- it administration to assess what the merging problems are, he said. One probably would be the unemployment situation. Our new cabinet Premier: Peter Lougheed, Calgary West. Deputy Premier and Agriculture Minister: Hugh Horner, Ban-head. Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs: Don Getty, Edmonton Whitemud. Education and House Leader: Lou Hyndman, Ed- monton Glenora. Provincial Treasurer: Gordon Miniely, Edmonton Centre. A 11 o r n e y-General: Mervin Leitch, Calgary Egmont. Health and Social Development: Neil Crawford, Edmonton Parkallen. Labor and Manpower: Bert Holiol, Edmonton Belmont. Environment: Bill Yurko, Edmonton Gold Bar. Municipal Aflairs: David Russell, Calgary Elbow. Advanced Education: Jim Foster, Red Deer. Mines and Minerals: Bill Dickie, Calgary Glen- more. Telephones and Utilities: Len Werry, Calgary Foothills. Public Works: Winston Backus, Grande Prairie. Industry: Fred Peacock, Calgary Currie. Highways: Clarence Copithorne, Banff. Lands and Forests: Allan Warrack, Three Hills. Culture, Youth and Recreation: Horst Schmid, Edmonton Avonmore. Minister without Portfolio: Helen Huiiley, Rocky Mountain House. Minister without Portfolio responsible lor tourism: Bob Dowling, Edson. Minister without Portfolio, responsible for rural development: George Topolinsky, Redwater-Andrew. Minister without Portfolio responsible for north- ern development: Al Adair, Peace River. Arrests are made in school bombings ture. He was named deputy pre- mier and minister of agricul- ture. Don Getty, an oil executive re-elected in Edmonton White- ned, was named to the newly- created post of minister of fed- eral and intergovernmental af- fairs. SHARE EDUCATION Responsibility for education was divided between Lou Hynd- man, Edmonton Glenora, and James Foster, Red Deer. Mr. Hyndman becomes education minister and house leader and Mr. Foster, minister of ad- vanced education. Both are law- yers. Lawyer Mervin Leilch of Cal- gary Egmont, former head of the Calgary Bar Association and Conservative policy committee, was appointed attorney-general. Gordon Miniely of Edmonton Centre, a chartered accountant, becomes provincial treasurer. Mr. Lougheed said he look "the unusual" step of appoint- ing a deputy premier because he wanted to avoid being tied Co a desk. "Dr. Homer, as deputy pre- mier, will be able to handle var- ious delegations to the govern- ment and permit me to travel extensively across the province. The new department under Mr. Getty will be responsible for all arrangements between the Alberta and federal govern- ments as well as other provin- cial administrations. Mr. Lougheed told a news conference the new department will have few staff members, but the post will be considered that of a senior minister. Bill Yurko of Edmonton Gold Bar, a consulting engineer and the chief environment spokes- man for the party in the last legislature, was given the envi- ronment portfolio. David Russell, 39, of Calgary Elbow, an architect and house spokesman on municipal af- Until legislation creating new departments has been passed, Mr. Getty and Mr. Foster will operate as ministers without portfolio charged with their re- spective areas of responsibility. All 10 of the members who sat in opposition in the last legisla- ture were given portfolios, meaning. Mr. Lougheed will have to select the Speaker of the legislature from newly-e- lected .members. The new premier said he will recommend to his party caucus that Gerry Amerongen of Ed- monton Mcadmvlark, another lawyer elected to the legislature for the first time Aug. 30, be nominated for Speaker of the assembly. Mr. Lougheed said he'll also recommend that Bill Diachuk of Edmonton Beverly be deputy speaker and that Jack Cookson of Lacombe be party whip and co-chairir.an of caucus along with the premier. DETROIT (AP) Six men whose activities were reported by an FBI informer who infil- trated the Ku Klux Klan have Nixon meets labor heads WASHINGTON (Reuter) Labor union chiefs will bargain with President Nixon today on anti-inflation measures to follow Ills 90-day wage and price freeze. Business and farm leaders will follow the union men to the White House within the next few days to help plan a system of wage and price stabilization measures which, Nixon said Thursday, would ensure that "America is not again inflicted by the virus of runaway infla- tion." Nixon announced the While House conferences when lie told a joint session of Congress that the 90-day wage and price freeze he imposed Aug. 15 would not be extended beyond its limit of Nov. 13. Union leaders are expected to press for more tax concessions and other benefits for poorer families in the new regulations. George Mcany, president of the AFL-CIO, was going to the White House today with Leon- ard Woodcock, president of the United Auto Workers Union, and I. W. Abel, president of tlie United Sleelworkers. been charged with conspiracy to thwart court-ordered school in- tegration in Pontiac, Mich., by bombing school buses. One of those arrested on an FBI complaint Thursday was Robert E. Miles, 46, of Howell, Mich., who recently announced he had stepped down as Grand Dragon of the Klan in Michigan. Pontiac Police Chief William Hanger said the other five men were known Klansinen. The Klan is an extremist whites-only racist group. The six were to be arraigned today. The conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine. The arrests of the six men fol- lowed by 10 days the dynamit- ing of school buses in the Pon- tiac school board parking lot. Ten vehicle were destroyed and two were damaged. PRISON NEGOTIATIONS New York slate Commissioner of Corrections Russell G. Oswald, second from left, walks across an exercise yard of the Atlica Slate Prison follow- ed by prisoners who have named 15 demands 1o quiet the rebellion in the prison. One camera crew is in the scene at the demand of the prisoners as the session ended without success. Police officials decided to give an overnight cooling off period on the negotiations Thursday nighl, and 32 hostages are still held by the inmates. Rebelling convicts still hold prison guards as hostages ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) Con- victs holding 31 guards as hos- tage in a rebellion over prison conditions obtained a federal court injunction today prohibit- ing prison officials from taking any "physical reprisals" against them. The order was announced by State Corrections Commissioner Russell Oswald, who said it was signed by Judge John T. Curlin of U.S. district court in Buffalo. The convicts rioted Thursday, injuring 12 guards, seizing Uie hostages, and setting fire to three buildings. Oswald met wilhi sorre them later in the day and his own promise tnat there would be no administrative reprisals led lo an uneasy truce. Hundreds of prisoners spent the night in a prison yard, watched from a distance by state police, sheriff's deputies and corrections officers. All entrances to tlie yard were sealed off. Prison officials said the hos- tages were apparently being treated well and had been prov- ided with blankets. The night air was chilly. The rioting convicts, ot the prison's remained offi- cially "out of control" early today. Oswald flew in from Albany to hear tlie demands. He said the injunction re- quested would not prevent possi- ble criminal charges. British forces prepare for new IRA violence BELFAST (CP) British REUTER-AP tempers were running high over Ule dcaln ot a three-year-old Gary Gormlev, ncciden- forccs in Northern Ireland pre- nm dmvn a' Brilish ar. mored car Thursday night After tlie accident, crowds pared today for fresh violenci following a warning by extre- .iui.it underground leader Joseph Cahill that intensified efforts would be made to bring down the Ulster government. A jubilant and confident Cah- ill gave the warning after being released fi'oin detention in Dub- lin Thursday night. lie was held for more than 10 hours by Irish Republic police before being re- leased nnd carried away shoul- der-high by cheering spp- porlers. .Snipers fired at British troops gathered hi the streets hurling gasoline bombs and rocks at tlie troops. Women shoulcd: "Hey, hey, British Army, how many children have you killed Deputy ministers given pay hike Siiowdoii fined on careless driving charge o o HAYWARDS HEATH, Eng- land (AP) The Earl of S'now- don was found guilty Thursday of careless driving and fined The charge arose from a colli- sion May .11 between Lord Snowdon's station wagon and a car driven by free-lance press photographer Ray Bclhsaro. Two Snowdon children, Lord Lir.ley and Lady Sarah, were in Snowdon's car at the time of the collision. The court found Snowdon not puilly on charges of dangerous driving and dangerous revers- ing. EDMONTON (CD Salary increases for Alberta deputy ministers and senior povein- in Londonderry and saboteurs mcnt officials were nnnonnctv! is iliis? A 90-flny Jreesc? .1 i-iin'l Jhul u set olf six bomb blasts in liel- fasl. e.-irly today. Sceurily forces were on full alert: for a major offensive promised by mililant provision- als of the Irish Republican Army. The snipers sprayed 50 bullets .it (in Thursday by lire outgoing So- cial Credit cabinet. The cabinet approved increas- ing salaries of senior deputy minislcrs to and other dopuly niinislers lo ef- fective Oel. i. As n( Ocl. I last year they army post in London- received J27.MO and where Roman Catholic Corrcspoudiijg raises were granlrd numerous senior pro- vincial officials such as heads of boards and lop administra- tors. Adjustments in those categor- ies Iradilionally follow ncgoiia- lion of a wage agrccmcnl with the regular civil service. This was rionc earlier Ihis year. The Social Credit cabinet was replaced today by a new can- ine', under 1'elcr I-oughcod, Pro- gressive Conservau'vB Leader. Seen and heard About town 1 ETIIIIIIIDGE COLLEGIATE Institute principal Hrrcl Krickson reterri'.ig lo Ihc awards day held Thurs- day .11 Ihn school as annual for hnrd workers .Inlm .lours getting n pood-natiired guffaw from his audience will] a refer- ence in Charles Virtue as "Charlie ;