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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Seplnmber 24, 197' BLOW HARDER Although two-year-old Ferdely Vondruska is blowing with all her might, sisler Claudia, 5, can't hear a sound from the 13-foot long alphorn. Their father Ferdinand received the instrument from Switzerland and plays it from his West Van- couver porch, Additional reward added Authorities for missing realty agent EDMONTON (CP) Two separate rewards totaling are being offered in the disappearance of a female real estate agent who vanished last week after she left her office to show a property to a man claiming to be a client. T w e 1 c e RCMP officers searched a partially-drained slough on the property Thurs- day, 20 miles southeast of Ed- monton, found no trace of the woman, Mary Arm Plett, 20. A combiued force of RCMP offi- cers and members of Ihe Cana- dian forces had searched the rest of the acreage earlier. The Edmonton Real Estate Oil executive PC candidate CALGARY (CP) Oil exe- cutive Peter Bawden, 42, was chosen to contest the Calgary South constituency for the Pro- ._ gressive Conservative party in j Board said it is offering a the next federal election. reward "for information which Mr. Bawden won over Ihree jn opinion of the board of oilier candidates as nbout I directors, materially contrib- pcople attended the nominatuig uiPS to the conviction of the rer- meeting. I son or persons responsible for Liberal Pat Mnhoney cur- the disappearance." Mrs. Plett's husband, Jake, had offered reward for information leading to the re- covery of his wife. Mrs. Plett disappeared on Sept. 15 after making an ap pointment to meet a man who said he was a Winnipeg busi- rently represents the riding. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. I PHONE hold Czech refugee VANCOUVER (CP) Immi- gration officials here have been holding an IB-year-old Checho- slovakian refugee since the weekend, it was disclosed Thursday. Ivo Som apparently fled from Prague and made his way to Copenhagen, where he boarded a CP Air DC-8 charter jet. He was discovered without proper documents at Vancouver International Airport and has been held since Monday in city jail cells. Lyall Hawkins, regional direc- tor of immigration, said the youth is seeking political asy- lum. Asked whether the case will be handled in Ottawa, Mr. Hawkins said: "There has been no decision at this level." Dispute on jurisdiction may cause union split ny BOB MCCLELLAND EDMONTON (CP) The four-day convention of the Cana- dian Union of Public Employees ended Thursday after a fight willi the union's big brother and a reconciliation with its sisters. A split between CUPE and flic Canadian Labor Congress could result from a dispute about who has jurisdiction over provincial government employees. The CUPE delegates did, how- ever, express a unanimous de- termination to give women in lie union equal wages and job opportunities. Delegates representing the union's members voled Wednesday to allow their execu- tive to withhold contributions to the CLC if the jurisdictional dis- pute was not settled. Under the congress charier, CUPE would be automatically expelled from the CLC if it withheld its contributions for three months. S h i r 11 e y Can- of Niagara Falls, Ont., said that until re- inlc with jurisdiction. But now It is encouraging direct affiliation, she added. "The purpose of labor unions is to get workers organized and the CLC lias no right lo (ell CUPE who it can or cannot or- she said. SEEN AS SERIOUS Jean Beaudry, executive vice-president of Ihe congress, said a serious situation could result from passage of the reso- lution. He said the matter prob- ably would be brought before the congress convention in Hay. In their resolution on women, delegates unanimously s u p- ported a national executive re- port on the status of women which recommended equal wage-and-job opportunities for them. Tha report acknowledged that discrimination against women existed within CUPE and rec- ommended that women should be represented on the union ex- ecutive and committees accord- ing to their members. It also cently the CLC had honored the j recommended maternity leave principle that applicants for union status must join the con- gress through a recognized affil- with pay and union-supported day care centres. A resolution demanding loosening of economic lies with the United States and the crea- tion of new publicly-owned Ca- nadian industries was approved. It blamed Canada's present inflalion and unemployment problems on Ihe "unenlightened economic policies" of the fed- eral government and said the union would oppose any attempt to solve these problems through the use of wage guidelines or a wage-price freeze. Old age Salary hike hinted for Alberta MLAs pensioners seek boost WINNIPEG (CP) Repre- sentatives of many of Canada's pensioners agreed Thursday to press the federal government for hefty increases in old-age pensions and supplements and urged more efforts to lower the cost of drags, dentures, glasses Bud Miller, member for Lloyd- and hearing aids. minster, and Marvin Moore, The National Pensioners and for Smoky River. EDMONTON (CP) Mem- bers of the Alberta legislature are going to work harder under the Progressive Conservative administration and a salary in- crease might be considered, Agriculture Minister Hugh Hor- ne- said Thursday. He made the statement at a news conference called to an- nounce formation of an agricul- tural committee within the cau- cus wliich met for the first time Wednesday. He didn't elaborate on the possible pay increase. The Conservatives upset the 36-year-old Social Credit admin- istration Aug. 30, taking 49 of 75 seats. Social Credit has 25 of the remaining seats, the New Democratic Party one. Dr. Horner announced forma- tion of a I4-member committee whose over-all goal will be to improve agriculture in the province in co-operation with Saskatchewan and Manitoba. HEADS COMMITTEE Tile committee will be led by Auto union in for big battle By BUD JORGENSEN OSHAWA, Onl. (CP) TV United Auto Workers union du Thursday for a fight wit General Motors over what th union contends is GM's unwil uigness to with over seas manufacturers. Dennis McDermott, Canadiai UAW leader, said the North American auto manufacturer are not competing because they ind it more profitable to ente into joint production agree- ments with overseas producers He suggested the union may want.. say in pricing. Mr. McDermott and unioi eaders from GM plants in On ario and Quebec met her rhursday to plan strategy t counter GM plans to cut 1.925 jobs during the winter at fiv Ontario plants and one at Sle Therese, Que. After the three-hour meeting he said the union will: 1. Propose that GM stop re- quiring overtime in favor of re tajning as many workers as pos sible; 2. Demand that GM review Its car prices to make them more competilive with imports; 3. Ask the company to allow voluntary retirement for men after 30 years and for women i after 25 years; nessmon interested in out-of- town property. BERTI HIGA SCHOOL OF MUSIC THE NEW HOME OF The World's Finest Name in Organs and Pianos. WITH EXCLUSIVE WONDER-CHORD "Sound like a full orchestra with the touch of just o finger" With every purchase of a Baldwin Organ or Piano Free lessons until Dec. 31, 1971 Inquire about Piano Rentals BERTI HIGA SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2646 SOUTH PARKSIDE DRIVE PHONE 327-0115 Tories to watch universities need EDMONTON (CP) Alber- ta's New Progressive Conser- vative government will be care- ful and not allow the province's university system to "grow by default." Jim Foster, minister of advanced education, said Thursday. The importance and future of the universities has to be recog- nized, Mr. Foster said in an interview, but there appears to have been growth without careful planning in the past. Commenting on a levelling off in enrolment at Alberta's three universities, Mr. Foster said the previous Social Credit ad- ministration had originally set a limit of students for the University of Alberta and later I revised the limit to "Governments have to be I careful not to allow institutions I to grow by default. At one point, they (the Social Credit adminis- tration) were estimating But by not doing anything, they ended up with a projection of "How many students arc turned off by ths thought of a university of that size? They know that if thoy enrol they'll be lost." Mr. Foster, a Deer law- yer, s.iid the fact university en- rolments seem to be slipping is "terribly relevant" to the new Athabasca University, sched- uled lo open at its St. Albert location in 11173. "If H is a temporary phenom- enon, th.it is one thing. If it represents a change in attitude at thnt level, then it is a much more significant thing." Mr. Foster said Athabasca Is intended to be different than the usual university and may pro- vide answer lo the problems of large, impersonal Institutions. He said planning Is going ahead for the new university but in the next few weeks he will examine Athabasca's role as part of the province's uni- versity system. Mr. Foster said residents of Red Deer should not "get their hopes up" about obtaining a university because he happens to come from that city. He said there is a possibility that Ihe existing universities and colleges commissions, along with other post-secondary administrative personnel, might be combined into one governing body. Jail guards get action iii dispute EDMONTON (CP) A com- mittee set up to mediate a dis- pute between Alberta's 500 jail guards and (lie provincial gov- ernment met for the first time Thursday. Roy Harrison, executive di- rector of the Civil Service As- sociatlon, said the meeting was basically exploratory. "It is a matter of examining c facts at the moment. We aren't at the point of putting it down on paper.'1 Mr. Harrison said the six- man committee, which met '-dii today, "hopes to wind it up fairly shortly." The jail guards hnd gone on strike before Ihe province's Aug. 30 general election lo back demands for increased wages and fringe benefits. At Ihe time, the existing Social Credit gov- ernment refused to nepclisic until nfler the election. Social Credit was defeated In Ihe election and the jail guards returned lo their Jobs when Pc- tor Loughecd, (ho New Pro- gressive Conservative premier, agreed to set up negotiating committee consisting of three government and three civil service renreacnliUves. 4. Suggest that GM build a car desiped specifically lo compete in the inexpensive, small-car field which now is left entirely to Japanese and Euro- pean manufacturers; and 5. Recommend "in a very forceful fashion" that the gov- ernment repeal the 12-per-cent excise tax on automobiles, a major faclor in the dif- ferential between United States and Canadian car prices. Senior Citizens' Federation also resolved at its annual conven- tion to demand that provincial governments and Ottawa re- move the cost of education from the property tax base by taking over fu'l responsibility for its fi- nancing. I The federation, representing about of Canada's 1.7 million senior citizens, is to present the resolutions lo (he federal goveiTiment later this fail. Alraut 130 delegates and ob- servers, representing all prov- inces except Newfoundland, ap- proved a resolution calling for an increase in the basic old-age pension lo from Ihe presenl a monlh. Fairing this, the convention asked that the guaranteed in- come supplement be increased to a month for a single per- son and a month for a mar- ried couple. Economic talks end in deadlock "These two MLAs, who are praclising farmers and had a great deal to do with Ihe de- velopment of the agricultural committee policy of the party, will head the Dr. Homer said. "Bud's responsibility will be primarily in the livestock field while ft'arvin's will be primar- ily in Ihe grains field." Each of Ihe olher 12 commit- tee members have been assign- ed specific fields such as coarse grains, farm machinery and marketing. "As well as said Dr. Horner, "we intend to use all of the other MLAs in special as- signments within the field of agriculture." Dr. Homer said Ihe major problem facing farmers is get- "Ma-keting is the key. If we could get the markets we could pretty well produce any- thing The committee, he said, would negate the need for ex- pensive consultants because "we've got the talents In the caucus and feel we can save the taxpayers' money." The next caucus meeting Is scheduled for Nov. 25. Protest voyage continues VANCOUVER (CP) Mem- bers of the Greenpeace protest mission decided Thursday to continue their voyage to Vas Aleutian Islands despite reports that a planned underground nu- clear blast in the north Pacific island chain has been delayed a month. The 12-man mission reported to Vancouver they believed ap- parent confusion over blast dales might be a U.S1. Atomic Energy Commission effort to ''diffuse the Canadian protest and disperse it. The protesters, aboard the 71.7-foot Canadian halibut boat Phyllis Cormack, hope by late next week to reach Amchitka Island, where the five-megaton device is to bo set off. The original test date was to be sometime early in October but recent reports have sug- gested it might be held off until early November. The mission was about .100 miles southwest of Kodiak Is- land in the Gulf of Alaska Thursday night, experiencing rough weather. Earlier Thursday, the group wasted on a message to Prime Minister Pierre Ttudeau asking him to use any delays in an- nouncing a blast date to make Dersonal objections to the test to President Nixon. "He well knows the feeling of :he Canadian people on (he Am- chitka a spokesman said, 'and should have the courage lo ;ay it personally and forth- righlly to Mr. Nixon." NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuter) I greemeut among the delegates Commonwealth finance min- concerned the otficial price of this CENER PRESENTS THE islers end a two-day meeting today amid calls for swift settle- ment of world monetary uncer- t a i n t i c s Ibrough negotiation within the International Mone- tary Fund. A communique to be drafted later today will emphasize the concern of Commonwealth coun- tries lhat negotiation on a set- tlement of the international eco- nomic crisis has been dead- locked within the Group of Ten leading industrial nations, in- formed sources said. Australian Treasurer B i 11 v ABOVE ZEHO AT Earlier this month, Britain joined Japan and the European Common Market in calling for a global devaluation of the U.S. dollar against gold as a neces- sary contribution to a general adjustment of major world cur- T rency values. I 0[ Ihe nine countries lined up against the U.S. within the Group of Ten at the London meeting 10 days ago, only Can- ada declined to endorse this view. In the view of Canada, Aus- Weather and road report i Las Vegas (17 NOON Rome 73 SUNSET Pavis 70 SUNRISE SATURDAY London 72 Berli. 73 H I, PRE Snceden said Thursday the cur-1 tralia tind New Zealand, the rent impasse must be solved gold price question should not quickly without waiting for agreement on the supplemen- tary issues of trade relations, defence spending, or on a re- form of the exchange system. Snedden said the current eco- nomic absurdity was "prevent- 'ng traders and financiers from about their normal busi- ness." The only major point of disa- be allowed to delay negotiation of a parity realignment lhat would reslore world economic equilibrium. Certain African mombcr 11 Medicine Hat 75 "Edmonton 68 Grande Prairie 69 Banff 70 Calgary Cranbrook Saskaloon Regina....... Victoria Penticton Prince Rupert Prince George Kamloops Vancouver.......65 U9 49 61 47 65 40 64 39 70 44 76 55 Toronto Ottawa countries took the line that an increase in the monetary price of gold would be undesirable since it would benefit South At-1 Montreal rica, the world's largest gold producer. I Winnipeg.........61 37 41 69 62 40 60 45 Quebec..........50 44 St. John's 41 Halifax..........68 5-1 Charlottetown .59 47 Fredericton....... 64 49 Chicago..........61 52 Minneapolis......65 41 New York........67 60 Miami..........84 79 Los Angeles 73 60 53 59 55 Arslcrdam ......70 45 Brussels .........62 41 Madrid 78 63 Moscow ..........61 52 Stockholm....... 64 50 Tokyo......... 07 79 FORECASTS Lpthbridgo Calgnry Regions: Variable cloudiness today. Winds shifting west 20 and gusty Iliis afternoon. 70 to 75. Mainly sunny Saturday. Brisk west winds. Highs near CO; lows tonight 40 lo 45. Medicine Hat Hr-ginn Main- ly sunny today. Chance of a .14 shower late this afternoon with winds shifling lo west 20; highs .16 J near 75. Mainly sunny Satur- .01 {day. Highs near 60; lows to- .01 night 40 to 45. Columbia Kootcnay Today: Mainly Cloudy with a few showers. Cooler. Saturday; Sunny with a few cloudy pe- riods. Highs today 60-65. Lows .23 tonight 40. Highs Saturday in mid 60s. Watch for our ad in tomorrows Lethbridge Herald For Our FALL TWO MIUION DOLLAR 'LOVE LETTER' STOLEN Thli is a view of painting tilled "The Love worth million, which was stolen overnight from Brusseli Fine Arl Museum, the museum's authorities announced Friday. Tho painting, by tho Dutch 17lli century master, Johannes Vermeer, was part of Ihe Euro-polio exhibition devoted lo Holland. DON'T MISS IT! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coulli Highway, Iclhbridga phono 327-316! J OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A All highways In the Leth-idry und in dining li- bridge District ore bare jinrtllion POUTS OF ENTIIY (Opening and Closing Coutls 24 hours; Cnrway 6 n.m. lo e p.m. MST; Del Bonila II n in lo 5 p.m.; Hcoscvillc, B.C. 8 a.m. lo 5 p.m.; fi.C. 24 IKJIUS; Porlhill RykcrLs 8 B.m. to midnight. Chief Moimlnin cloicd WUdborse, 7 to 8 p.m. Logan Pass 24 hours daily. ;