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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ft - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, September 17, 1971 Family doctor is top member of health team BANFF (CP) - More than BOO general practitioners Thursday concluded four days of meetings which stressed that the family doctor is the most Important member of the health team. The doctors, attending the annual meeting of the college of family physcians of Canada, gave notice that they are not about to grant the specialists any inroads. From the opening session Sunday, during which 204 doctors were awarded certificates of excellence, to the special re-search committee meeting which is keeping 42 doctors here until Saturday, the doctors have stressed the worth of the family doctor and that they are out to attract young medical men to their way of thinking. The doctors receiving certification were those who had New pact signed for lake area OTTAWA (CP) - A new development agreement for the Lesser Slave Lake area in Alberta has been signed by the federal and Alberta governments, Regional Expansion Minister Jean Marchand announced Thursday. The federal-provincial agreement, concluded recently, replaces the original agreement between the two governments signed in May, 1970. The federal government is gaining about) $6.3 million in grants and $4.8 million in loans under the two agreements. The money is being provided under the federal special areas incentive legislation. The federal government has committed $7.7 million in the period to March 31, 1975 for projects to be launched in the current fiscal year ending March. Among the projects to be started this year are construction of a water treatment plant and development of an industrial park. Grasslands region to be protected MEDICINE HAT (CP)-Brit-ish troops using a section of southern Alberta for tank-training next spring will be careful not to upset the ecology of the grasslands region, a spokesman said Thursday. Geoffrey Johnson Smith, a British MP and parliamentary undersecretary of state for defence, told a news conference the troops had been briefed bout the problem. "We realize it is most important we don't abuse the facilities," at the Suffield Experimental Station, he said. "The Canadian government has made it perfectly clear there are certain sections of the land we are leasing that must not be used because of the fertility of the soil and the archaeological value." He was replying to converva-tiomsts worried that the testing would damage ancient Indian burial grounds. Training will be conducted with about 25 tanks on 750 acres bn the station, a federal military testing base 30 miles north of here in the southeast corner of the province. It is being held in Canada because the normal training ground in England has been used too long and offers no real challenges. Barracks for the , British troops are being built on the base. Sewage treatment and drainage projects will be launched in the nearby town of High Prairie this year. A preliminary design of a new water system for the town is to be prepared. Sykes really mayor CALGARY (CP) - Returning officer Harry Sales says Mayor Rod Sykes' occupation is really mayor. The question came up during nominations filing Wednesday when the city solicitor said the mayor cannot list "mayor" as his occupation. The solicitor and Mr. Sykes decided to let the attorney-general's office decide but Mr. Sales could not reach the man he wanted in the department and obtained an independent legal opinion. Other mayoralty candidates objected to the ruling on the grounds that when Mr. Sykes' occupation of "mayor" appears on ballots Oct. 13 he will have an unfair advantage. Previous mayors seeking re-election listed the occupation they pursued before seeking public office. Mayor Sykes, a former chartered accountant, told city solicitor J. D. Salmon earlier this week that he couldn't list an alternative occupation. "The mayor's job is the only occupation I have," he said. passed a special examination in family medicine, said Dr. D. I. Rice, executive director of the 2,700-member organization. Certification itself came under attack at the meeting but only because some members believe it indicates a kind of "specialist status" permitting the certificant to get higher fees. One thing all college members support is continuing education for the family doctor. The college requires all members to have an average of 50 hours of study each year. The college represents about one-fifth of all the general practitioners in Canada. The meeting was mainly educational, with specialists from various medical disciplines describing the latest techniques in diagnosis and treatment of conditions ranging from pregnancy to pneumonia. Members of the national research committee now are interested in identifying just what parts of medicine are unique to family practice, said Dr. Dr. William Falk of Victoria. They have invited four well-known medical researchers to describe techniques in finding, recording and analyzing information to build up a research file, he said. They are Dr. Harding le Riche of Toronto, Dr. Edward Love of Calgary, Dr. James Wanklin of London, Ont., and Dr. Donald Ferguson of Baltimore, MD. "There is a great deal of information to be .learned about medical treatment," Dr. Ferguson said in an interview Thursday. "There is a great deal to be learned about family medicine in particular." EMPEROR WRITES AGAIN TOKYO (Reuter)-Japanese Emperor Hirohito's 11th book goes on sale Sept. 27-the day he and Empress Nagako leave on a trail-blazing tour of West era Europe. Entitled The Sea Shells of Sagami Bay, it is a report of his studies with other Japanese marine biologists. FRAME STYLES FROM . . . AROUND-THE-WORLD N-test protesters head for Islands AT WAR WITH TH1 MARKET - A few vessels, part of a larger fleet of fishing smacks and trawlers, lie to anchor off Southend, England, Thursday, as they fly anti-Common Market banners. The fleet of English fishermen planned to proceed up the Thames River to Westminster Friday morning to protest the prospect of the dropping of fishing limits off the English coast with the entry of Britain into the Common Market. Abolition of the fishing limits has been proposed as a condition for English Market entry. Micheners to visit Montreal OTTAWA (CP) - Governor-General and Mrs. Roland Mich-ener will visit Montreal and Trois Rivieres, Que., this weekend, Government House announced today. In Montreal Saturday, Mr. Michener will present new Queen's Colors to the 4th and 6th battalions, Royal 22nd Regiment, at Longue Poime Garrison. In Trols-Rivieres Sunday, he is to read the lesson in St. James Anglican Church and present a Guidon to the 12th Re. giment Blinde de Canada. The v i c e -r e g a 1 couple leave for Quebec City in the evening. Strom not dynamic enough maintains national leader EDMONTON (CP) - The Soda! Credit Party in Alberta needs a more dynamic leader than Harry Strom, national leader Real Caouette said here. Touring Alberta before a meeting of the federal party in Red Deer Saturday, Mr. Caouette said the party would pick up a large number of seats in the next federal election. The Progressive Conservatives won 49 of 75 seats in the Aug. 30 general election, ending Social Credit's 36-year reign. Social Credit picked up 25 and the New Democratic Party one. "Mr. Strom is willing to give up the leadership," Mr. Caouette said in an interview. "It is wise for him to do so. "A younger, more dynamic man is needed. This will wake up Social Crediters here and In other provinces . . ." Turning to federal politics, he said Social Credit will form the next official opposition. The Conservatives will lose 50 per cent of their seats in the next federal election because "Stanfield loses 10,000 votes for them every time he goes on television." He said every province is dis- satisfied with the federal Liberal administration and described the senate as "a silly organization filled with old men who can't say what they think." Mr. Caouette said most urgent problem facing Canada is that Ottawa doesn't know where it stands on matters of economic policy. "Washington tells them what to do." VANCOUVER (CP) - The Canadian fishing boat carrying the Greenpeace mission to the Amchitka nuclear test site in the Aleutian Islands headed into the open Pacific today after cruising Thursday up the protected inside passage between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland. The vessel made one unscheduled stop Thursday night, at Alert Bay near the northern end of Vancouver Island, its first stop since leaving Vancouver Wednesday nigbt. "As we were approaching Alert Bay we received a radio message from an Indian village expressing good wishes," crew member Ben Metcalfe said in a radio-telephone message to Vancouver. "We decided to respond in person," he said, "and anchored for an hour to meet residents of the village." He said the protest ship cruised at a steady nine knots in fair weather Thursday, and expected to reach Amchitka about Sept. 28. NO DATE YET No date has been set by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for its underground test on Amchitka of a five-megaton nuclear bomb. An AEC spokesman in Washington said the commission is awaiting a final decision from President Nixon on whether the test will go ahead. The Greenpeace vessel is officially registered as the Phyllis Cormack, a halibut boat owned by the Cormack Fishing Co, Ltd. of Vancouver. It is 71.7 feet long, with a beam of 20.1 feet, and draws 9.8 feet of water. Al though dubbed the Greenpeace by the Vancouver-based com mittee that chartered the vessel, it carries its legal, registered name on bow and stern, with a sign 'Greenpeace' across the bridge. The 12 men aboard say the vessel will move within three miles of the coast of Amchitka Island on the day of the test to take air and waiter samples. The crew placed a telephone call to Prime Minister Trudeau Better roads are planned for small town areas Crimes board awards $959 in tavern case CALGARY (CP) - A man who was shot in the chest while attempting to halt a robbery has been awarded $959 by the Alberta Crimes Compensation Board. George H. McKean of Red Deer was patronizing a home town tavern when a man arm. ed with .22-calibre revolver entered and demanded money from the cashier. Mr. McKean threw a chair at the robber but missed; the robber turned and shot him. The board said Mr. McKean was attempting to keep the peace and awarded him $500 for pain and suffering, $375 for loss of earnings and $84 for services be required while convalescing. The board turned down the application of Harry Martin Romy of Calgary who suffered the loss of an eye when attacked in a city tavern. The board ruled be is not suffering financially because of the injury but left reconsideration a possibility should the injury result in loss of employment later. He was given $75 to pay for counsel in his application to the compensation board. Sept, DON'T MISS THE PATTI ELLEN DUO VOCAIS AND COMEDY 13th thru 18th At Th Friendly DALLAS TAVERN "Try Our Fully Licanttd New Premises" SII OUR NEW ENTERTAINMENT NEXT WIIKI A GIFT FOR THE PREMIER - Six-year-old Sophia Shenton, Miss Junior Crescent Town, anxiously awaits for Ontario premier William Davis' reaction otter she presented the premier with a gift during his visit to the new apartment complex in Toronto Thursday. Davis wat warming up for hit election campaign which officially gets underway next week. A MEETING OF SINGERS AND MUSICIANS With professional ability who would bo Interested In i taking part In an authorised version of JESUS CHRIST SUPER STAR will be hold in the YATES CENTRE GREEN ROOM Sunday, Sept. 19th at 2 p.m. For further Information phone 328-5228 BANFF (CP) - Better roads into small towns and tourist areas is one of the prime objectives of the highway department, says Minister Clarence Copithorne. Paved roads into the towns would encourage industries to locate in the rural areas where they can have a better quality of life." A good road is one of the first considerations for any in-dustry, whether it plans to locate in Cochrane, Lac La Biche or Provost." Improved access to tourist areas, the minister said in an interview Thursday will allow one of our biggest" industries to grow. "I don't think anyone taking a holiday wants to get off on a bad road." "I hope we can develop an area like the Kananaskis valley for people to get out and enjoy. "Right now, you can't see what squirrels are doing for the dust on that road." RC high schools may close in Ottawa Thursday, planning to ask him to make a personal appeal to President Nixon to cancel the test. They were advised that Mr. Trudeau was attending a cabinet meeting and were asked to stand by for an hour, then were called back later and told that the prime minister would not be available to return the call. Mr. Metcalfe said Thursday night they plan to sail nonstop to Amchitka after weighing anchor at Alert Bay. War vets unaware of benefits CALGARY (CP) - Many war veterans don't understand the extent of new benefits from legislation passed in March, says Allan Solomon, chairman of the Canadian Pension Commission. He told a meeting Thursday of the Calgary Pension District that the government wants to make sure all veterans of their widows understand the legislation. "But because we are swamped with applications they must be patient." The Ottawa official said many persons haven't applied for benefits because they don't realize they may be eligible. There are certain technicalities in the new legislation which may have created misunderstanding, he said. The basic pension for a single veteran has been boosted to $292 a month from about $270. A married veteran with two children now gets about $5,200 a year. There's also a "paired organ" policy in the legislation. Mr. Solomon said. If a man lost an eye in war, and then lost sight of the second eye after the war, the amount of his pension would increase by 50 per cent. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES, PRESENTS THE Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:11 SUNSET 6:39 Brandt in Moscow for discussions BONN (AP) - Chancellor Willy Brandt of West Germany flew to the Soviet Union today for talks with Communist party chairman Leonid I. Brezhnev and other leaders. The visit, at the invitation of the Soviet leadership, is his first to the Soviet Union since he signed a Soviet-German non-aggression pact in Moscow Aug. 12 last year. Brandt returns home Saturday. New daughter for Beatle LONDON (AP) -Beatle Paul McCartney and his American wife, Linda Eastman, have a new daughter. The baby, Stella, three weeks1 premature, was delivered by caesarean section Monday. Stella weighed five pounds nine ounces. The McCartneys have a two-year-old daughter, Mary, and Linda, 30, has an eight-year-old daughter, Heather, by a previous marriage. Paul is 28. TORONTO (CP) - Some of the 70 Roman Catholic high schools In Ontario may close because of lack of money unless the provincial government extends financial assistance beyond Grade 10 the chairman of the Roman Catholic bishops of Ontario said Thursday. Archbishop Philip F. Pocock of Toronto told a news conference the government's recent decision not to extend aid is discriminatory against 425,000 Roman Catholic students and creates an additional financial burden on parents who wish their children to continue in separate schools. He said the 20 bishops, who held their semi-annual meeting Wednesday, decided unanimously to continue efforts to have financial support extended through to Grade 13. Air disaster award cut by court MONTREAL (CP) - The Quebec Court of Appeals has reduced by nearly $50,000 a $108,858-award to relatives of a couple killed with 116 others in a Trans-Canada Airlines disaster at Ste. Therese in 1963. When he died in the air-crash, Sam Pantel, 41, had an annual income of $52,000 as president of a womens' clothing company, and his estate was valued at $260,280. A Quebec Superior Court judge awarded more than $60,000 to Mr. Pantel's three daughters and his parents for loss of support and $48,100 to the daughters because their father's estate would have been worth much more had he died at 65. The Superior Court decision was appealed by both the plaintiffs and the airline. dSt ABOVE w ZERO AT H L Pre Lethbridge ... .. 46 30 .17 Pincher Creek . .. . 47 30 .14 Medicine Hat . .. 50 33 .15 Edmonton ... . .. . 51 22 .07 Grande Prairie ... 54 31 Banff........ . . 51 25 Calgary...... . . 48 28 .07 42 Cranbrook ... .. 58 30 Penticton..... . . 67 34 Prince George .... 56 33 \\ Kamloops ... . . . 68 40 >t Vancouver ... .. . 66 45 Saskatoon ... . . . 51 31 .02 Regina...... 32 .01 Winnipeg..... . . 58 32 .10 55 .07 Ottawa...... Montreal..... . . 71 58 St. John's ... . . .. 65 58 .45 61 Charlottetown .... 82 56 .. Fredericton...... 83 56 .. Chicago......... 72 55 .. New York....... 86 70 .. Miami.......... 86 82 .. Los Angeles...... 73 71 .. Honolulu........ 85 71 .. Rome.......... 68 54 .. Paris........... 64 46 .. London......... 64 43 .. FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat. .Calgary regions - A few clouds today. Highs 55 to 60. Sunny Saturday. Lows near 35; highs near 70. Columbia - Kootenay - Today: Sunny. Highs in 60s. Lows in 30s. Saturday: Sunny, except clouding over and cooler in the afternoon in the Columbia district with a few afternoon showers. Gusty north winds near showers. Highs 65 - 70 in Kootenays, 55 - 60 in Columbia district. COME IN AND DEAL NOW ON AN ALUS-CHALMERS MODEL 240 POTATO HARVESTER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF: DRASTICALLY REDUCED PRICES Low Down Payments Interest Free Financing to April 1st, 1972 BARLEY or WHEAT Taken In Trade at your exclusive Allis-Chalmers Dealer for Lethbridge and Trading Area GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 0:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Leth-1 dry and in good driving condi-bridge District are bare andHion. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST; Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wildhorse, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Logan Pass open 24 noun daily. ;