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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IE1HBR1DGE HERALD Thursday, SeplemW 71, 1972 Western countries stall lebate on Korea at UN 7.S. planes mine enemy waterways BETTY, THE BLONDE BUS DRIVER BeMy Closson, a blonde mother of five, sits behind the wheel of a municipal bus she drives in Oakville, Ont., just west of Toronto. Betty is one of seven women drivers on the town's 31-member force. (CP Wirephoto) Social Credit Party leader raps provinces on finances GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. (CP) There were no sacred cows Wednesday night when Heal Caouelt e addressed a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce in this northwestern Alberta city. The leader of the federal So- cial Credit party took issue at various points with the federal government and then aimed a few pokes at several provincial administrations, mostly on their financial altitudes. He was highly critical, espe- cially of Premier Robert Bou- rassa of Quebec, when he told about 350 persons that too many Canadian governments go to the United States for de- velopment funds. "Bourassa is there every week; he's a pilgrim. Your new premier (Peter Lougheed of Al- berta) started doing the same thing not too long ago." Mr. Caouetta quoted NDP Leader David Lews as saying: "They (Americans) are con- trolling our economy and we have to send them back home because those people are work- ing against the Canadian people; they are corporate wel- fare burns." Big snowfall LYNN LAKE, Man. (CP) With seven inches of snow on the ground and temperatures like 27 above zero, people this town 500 miles northwest of Winnipeg are wondering what happened to autumn. The town was struck by a blizzard Wednesday that knock- ed down several hydro lines and left one part of town with- out power for eight hours. Winds gusted up to 40 miles an hour. Traffic at the Lynn Lake air- port was halted by the storm. Fifteen members of the Mani- toba legislature's committee on municipal affairs, on a visit to northern points, were ground- ed. The weather office said strong winds were still blowing early today but the storm like- ly will move off in a northeast- erly direction, leaving behind clear skies. "And at the same said Mr. Caouelte, "exactly tho same day, two ministers of fi- from Manitoba's government and the other :rom Saskatchewan's NDP gov- were in the United States borrowing credit develop their natural re- sources." BLAMES FEDERAL LAW Mr. Caouelte said federal leg- islation incorporating the Bank of Canada had made it vir- tually impossible for the prov- inces to borrow money. He said the Bank of Canada Act, in sec- tions 13 and 20, provides for provincial governments to bor- row up to 25 per cent of their annual budget but only for a period of six months. He said this doesn't give the provinces even enough time to arrange contracts with devel- opers. "Perplexities, confusion and distrust in Canada arise not from defects in our constitution of Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue so much as from downright ignorance of tlie nature of coin, credit and circulation. The Social Credit leader lik- ened Canada and the provinces to a family with 10 children. "We will reach unity when each province can be herself. "Everyone has his own per- sonality, his own aspirations; no two are alike. Each one wants to be free and independ- ent and yet each one wants to remain in the family. "The day we will organ- ize our Canada as an average Canadian family, that's the day the provinces will have more freedom, the provinces will have the right to decide by themselves, remaining in one great country." CRITICIZES WELFARE Mr. Caouetle said welfare Mr. Caouette said the young people of Canada have been getting a bad deal from ttn 'old-lino parties." Rail line future mulled EDMONTON (CP) The Al berta government is to mee wilh Canadian National off cials Sept. 29 In an effort to re- solve Uie future of the Albert Resources Railway. The date was revealed by Grande Prairie delegation whic met Fred Peacock, industrj minister and ARR board chair man, here. The line, south of Grand Prairie to Grande Cache, ha been unused since June floods washed out 37 miles of track. The Grande Prairie g r o u .ed by City Commissioner Jol: Wiedema, argued in favor full restoration of the 1 i n owned by'the government an operated by CN. Mr. Miedema said the rai way has been operating for to short a time to assess its Ion range benefits, and that is a integral part of the province northern transportation systei It would ultimately benefit a Alberta ns. programs breed laziness, dis- honesty and fraud. He repeated his proposal for a guaranteed annual income supplement which would be 200 for a single person 18 or older, or for a married couple plus for each child. At age 60, this would be a month for the husband and for the wife, regardless of her age. Professor uamet Liberals CALGARY (CP) Dr. U land Lambert, a professor educational psychology at t! University of Calgary, w nominated as Liberal Candida in Calgary North for the 30 federal election. Mr. Lambert, who will trying to unseat Progress! Conservative justice critic E Ion Woolliams, took the nonu ation over John McCormlc president of the University Calgary Students' Union. UNITED NATIONS (CP) hat had been billed as the st big-power confrontation at s year's General Assembly urnett out to be a generally niable affair Wednesday as e assembly's steering com- .tlee voted to postpone talk- 3 about the status of Korea r another year. The Soviet Union, China and 28 other Communist and non- aligned coutries had sought to have Hie Korean question in- cluded on the assembly's agenda with the main aim to have all foreign all of them from Korea. The Western countries, led by Britain, the United States and Canada, successfully deferred SAIGON (AP) The U.S. jmmand disclosed today that merican planes have placed ines in the rivers and canals the northern sector of South ictnam to slow the flow of materials to North Viet- amese army units. Spokesmen said that to their ecollection it is the first re- orted time waterways inside outh Vietnam have been lined. They said the mines were laced in some rivers and ca- als In northern Military Re- ;lon One which Is Quang Tr[ rovince, South Vietnam's orthernmost sector that bor- ers the demilitarized zone to ie North, Laos to the West and he South China Sea to the Although the South Viel- lamese recaptured Quang Tri Cily Saturday, the North Viet- iame.se still control roughly a 0-mile stretch of Quang Tri j.-ovince northward to the DMZ. The Command would not dis- specifically which rivers vere mined, but other sources aid they included the two big Ben Hai, which di ides the DMZ into the north 5raudt sets stage for election call Government ready for liscussions CALGARY (CP) _ The fed eral government is prepared ty Bonn's rigid constitution t iissolve the Bundestag (lowe louse of parliament) before th nd of its four-year term Brandt asked the house for of confidence he knows h cannot win when it take plac "Yiday. Brandt told the 4% Bundestag members the self-contradictory move was forced on him by the oss of his governing majority our months ago, when defect- ng government legislators left ha lower house split 248 to 248 In an unprecedented stalemate. The chancellor, who last year won the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts toward East-West re- conciliation, bitterly criticized :hc defectors, He said they vetoed the SCD- :ember, 1969, election result which originally gave his Social democrats and their Free Democratic coalition partners a 12-vote majority. "The electorate alone can de- cide whether this veto is to be confirmed or Brandt said in reference to the elections. Soon after the chancellor's calculated parliamentary de- feat, President Gustav Hein- emann is expected to call the elections for Nov. 19, ebate on the matter after ar- uing lhat any talk on Korea ould hamper the recently-im- roved relations between the vo Koreas. The 25-counlry steering corn- nil !ce voted 1G to 7 with one bstention to put off any debate ntil next year's session. As- embly President SEanislaw Yepczynski of Poland, also resident of the steering com- mittee, did not vole. Although there had been pre- ictions of a heated clash be- ween the big powers, there 'as little bombast or strongly- vorded rhetoric before the vote vas taken. RGUMENTS SIMILAR Both sides used basically Ihe ame argument in selling out lieir positions: that there hould be no foreign Inter- erence while the two Koreas are working out their new de ente. But while the Russians, Chi- nese and their allies said thai lie troops and the UN unifiea- ion commission in Korea con- stitute foreign interference, the Vestern countries said debates at the UN would be inter 'erence. About the strongest language came from Chinese Ambassa dor Huang Hua, who said U.S 'aggression against Korea in .he past was carried out in the name of the United Nations'' and that this was "the roo' cause for the prolonged division of Korea." Soviet Ambassador Jacol Malik said the UN should end the use of its flag and its name "for foreign interference while American Am bnssador George Bush count ered that renewed debate wouli only "raise passions and slimu late invective." But there seemed to be Ilttl lension during the session and even the normally serious Chi- nese appeared to titter as Sau- dian Arabian envoy Jamil Baroody turned to Ihe Ameri- can ambassador and declared it was time to slop "beating around the bush." SAYS DELAY HELVED The Korean debate was also postponed at last year's session and Bruce Rankin of Canada said the delay had helped in the development o! better relations between the Koreas. Rankin, who earlier Wednes- day was named chairman of the assembly's economic com- mittee, said any renewal in "repetitious and acrimonious" debate at the UN on the ques- tion "can only do damage to that which we all should be anxious to promote." Murder conviction appeal dismissed EDMONTON (CP) An ap- ical by Kingston law professor ?eilh Lalta against his convic- ion for non-capital murder was dismissed Wednesday In the Al- >erta Supreme Court. The appeal was dismissal 15 minutes after defence lawyer Cameron Steer finished his lument. Chief Justice S. Bruce Smith of (he Alberta Supreme Court said it was not necessary to icar the crown's argument and added that written reasons for .lie decision would be made available "in the near future." NO EMOTION Latta, 44, who sat through !he 2 appeal with his rial transcript on his lap, showed no emotion when the decision was announced. Latta was convicted of mur- dering his former business partner, Bob Neville, an Ed- monton travel agent and mem- ber of the Separate School Board, He was found shot in his travel agency in downtown Edmonton. Mr. Steer finished his argu- ment Wednesday with the con- tention that the trial Judge, chief trial Justice J. V. H. Mil- vain, had made mistakes in his directions to the jury. The lawyer told the appeal court that the trial judge's def- inition of reasonable doubt in- dicated the jury members should come to a decision using the same standards that gov- eni their everyday life. But Chief Justice Smith said that a trial judge's direction to the jury must be looked at as a whole. "In the administration of jus- tice it is very difficult to ad- dress a jury with utmost per- fection." Mr. Justice H. G. Jolinson aald there was nothing wrong with the trial judge's remarks about reasonable doubt "be- cause everybody comes to rea- Mr. Steer also objected thai the jury wasn't allowed to hear testimony from Donald McKin- non, who said he heard a man say in a bar that if he didn't Mr. Neville, "somebody else woujd." The McXinnon testimony would have showed the jury that Mr. Neville was the kind of man who "did evoke vio- the lawyer said. During the trial and the ap- peal Mr. Steer maintained that Mr. Neville's affaire with other women could have resulted in a blackmail threat and finally murder. Evidence a t trial showed that Mrs. Neville was aware of her husband's affairs. Mr. Justice Johnson said that the McKinnon testimony couldn't be hoard because it was "pure heresay." "It is a little lower than hear- said Mr. Justice C. W. Clement. "It is gossip." Mr. Steer complained about Mr. Justice Milvain's com- ment to the jury that there was no evidence of hatred to- ward Mr. Neville except in statements from Lalta. Tho crown said at the trial that Latia made up the blackmail story to cover his tracks. The appeal court also ruled that Mr. Sleer had not made a case for the admission of two new pieces of evidence. Mr. Steer said an affidavit from Harry Kingstone, a Lon- don Life Isnurance agent in Kingston, would show that Lat- ta didn't try to deceive the in- surance company. The crown said at the trial that Lalla tried to hide the fact Mr. Nev- ille bought out his interests in the travel agency. Medicine Hat couple hilled CASTLEGAR, B.C. (CP) Henry C. Prusky, 73, and his Elva, 67, from Medicine Hat, Alia., were killed Wednes- day when their car skidded on Ice on the Paulson Bridge miles west of southern Trans way. here on the Canada High- sonable conclusions everyday." Identify victim CALGARY (CP) Louis Male, 59, of no fixed address was identified by police as the man killed in a pedestrian- halt-ton-truck accident. Weather and rottd report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lcthbrldgc Pinchcr Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Grande Prairie Banff Calgary Victoria Penticlon Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina II L Prc 43 31 .54..26.. 46 29 .03 4G 25 .02 31 .12 32 .01 28 47 .SI 40 47 45 55 62 50 60 52 48 50 52 39 .20 50 50 1.47 Their car struck the bridge railing and they were thrown out. Winnipeg .........74 Toronto 65 Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax...... Charloltelown Fredericton Chicago..... Rome Paris 25 24 36 43 64 44 63 47 50 39 65 38 39 Workmen's compensation assessment rate cut urged EDMONTON (CP) The Work men's Compensation Board assessment is too liigh for small domestic coal produc- ers in Alberta, a legislature committee was told Wednes- day. Harry Crawford, mine man- ager of Century Coals Ltd, of Drumhellcr, told a committee hearing submissions on amend- ments to the act the higli as- sessment rate of nine to 10 per cent reflects the number of ac- cidents in the three large Al- berta underground operations that produce bituminous coal. Mr. Crawford said the bitu- minous coal operation is far more dangerous to miners than the underground production of lignite coal by the Century and two other small Alberta mines. The small mines should be paying about four per cent of their gross payroll to the com- pensation board, said Mr. Crawford. A large tragedy in one of the mines could result in a higher asscsment arid probably put the smaller com- panies out of busines. Mr. Crawford argued the (hrefl small mines producing lignite coal employ ahoul DO men and produce about 7S.OOO tons of coal a year for the Can- adian market. The employment and production levels were far below comparable figures for Colcman Colliers Ltd., Mcln- tyre-Porcupine Mines Ltd., and Canmorc Mine, which produce millions of tons every year. Coal from the larger mines, exported to Japan, produces heavy quantities of gas and Is more dangerous to mine than the softer lignite coal, the sur> mission said. Mr. Crawford said his com- pany has reported one accident to Ihe compensation board this year, for a total of By comparison, the Coleman Col- liery reported 201 claims for and Mclnlyre Por- cupine 284 accidents for 226 in the same period. London 66 48 Berlin 59 37 Amsterdam 61 37 Moscow 50 37 Stockholm ........59 40 Tokyo 80 63 FORECAST: Calgary Re- gions Today: Mainty Energy board hcadqiuirters change asked CALGARY (CP) The Na- tional Energy Board should consider moving its offices to Calgary from Ottawa, the Cal- gary Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday. In a brief prepared for pre- sentation to the board, cham- ber president rt. P, Alger said Alberta has the bulk of Can- ada's energy supplies and Cal gary is Ihe energy headquart- ers of the province. The head offices of 29 oil companies are located in tho city and relocation of the board offices would improve commu- nication and co-operation be- tween the board and industry. This would ensure the bes! use of Candian energy resourc, cs which is the board's main purpose, Mr. Algcr said. 66 63 85 73 64 cloudy. A few showers or snowflurries along the moun- tains this morning. Winds southeast 20 shilling to south- west 25 and gusty this eve- ning. Highs near fiO. Friday: Variable cloudiness. Brisk west winds. Lows near 35; highs near 60. Medicine Hut Region Today: Mainly cloudy. Winds southeast 15 to 25 shifting to southwest 20 and gusty this eve- ning, Highs near 60. Friday: Mostly sunny. Winds west 20; lows near 35; highs near 60. Columbia Koolcnay Region- Today: Rain becoming show- ery this evening. Friday: Clou- dy with showers. Isolated thun- derstorms in the afternoon and evening. Higlis both days in tlic 60s. Overnight lows 35' to 40. MONTANA East of Continental Partly cloudy today with smith- west winds along the east slopes and warmer increasing cloudiness tonight with show- ers Friday. Highs today and Friday 65 lo 75. Lows tonight 35 to 45. West of Continental Mostly cloudy with scattered showers today and Friday. Warmer today. Highs both days 60s. Lows tonight 35 !o 45. CLEARANCE HUTCHISON AUGERS "MOVE A WORLD OF GRAIN THE WORLD OVER" SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! 2 only Hutchison Grain Augers, PTO drive at 1000 bushels of feed barley each. We also take cash. SEE us AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY, LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.m. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. All highways In the Leth- hridgc disrtict are bare and dry. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutls 21 hours; Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Del Bonita D a.m. to 6 p.m.; Roosevillc, B.C. 9 a.m. !o 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 2-1 hours; Porlhill nykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildhorsc, 8 a.m. lo 9 p.m. ;