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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 3 THI ICTHBRIDGI HERALD April 4, 1973 News in brief Human rights bill passage urged MONTREAL (CP) One of France's elder statesmen and holder of the 1908 Nobel Peace Prize has called on the Quebec government to ratify the United Nations' declaration of human rights and to adopt a bill of hu- man rights. Rene Cassin, 86. told a group of Montreal businessmen that British Columbia and Quebec are the only two Canadian prov- inces who have not adopted the principles of the 1948 UN dec- laration. "This means Canada as a whole hasn't ratified the human rights Mr. Cassin said. Police, studeuls clash STRASBOURG, France (Reu- ter) Forty-five persons were injured, one critically, when po- lice clashed with a'oout students attempting to take over the university telephone exchange Tuesday night, police said today. University authorities called in police when the students, protesting the abolition of most military service deferments, stormed the main adminis- trative buildings and erected barricades. The injuries occurred when police charged to clear the bar- ricades. One student was hit in the stomach by a bursting tear gas grenade and doctors de- scribed his condition as critical. Face conspiracy charges CALGARY (CP) Charges of conspiracy to import and traffic in a narcotic were laid against four men from Great Falls, Mont., when they appear- ed in provincial court Tuesday. Earlier charges of importing hashish into Canada were drop- ped. They were remanded in cus- tody until April 10 without plea- The men, Roger A. Simpson, 25, Thomas Wayne Leffler, 23. Michael Leffler, 24, and David Burch Weirich, 34, were arrest- ed hi southern Alberta March 23. Weirich, who bad been free on bail, was ordered de- tained on the new charge. Twenty-two pounds of the i drug were seized. Planned space flight hinted MOSCOW (Keuten The So- viet Union may soon make its first manned space flight since three Soyuz II cosmonauts died in June, 1971, if speculation prompted by the launching of the second Russian orbital space station proves correct. Tass news agency reported Tuesday night that the orbital space station, Salyut 2. was launched Tuesday to carry out scientific and technical re- search. It did not say if there [were any plans for a manned linkup. But observers in Moscow viewed the launch as the first .sign that the Soviet Union' manned space program resume operations for the first time since three cosmonauts died in the Soyuz H craft bring- J ing them back to earth after ex- iperiments aboard Salyut 2's 1 predecessor, Salyut 1. Fighting lava flow Water is sprayed on lava flow to retard its movement down a street in Heimaey, Iceland, Monday. The flow is roiling down from the slopes of Kirkju the world's newest volcano which first erupted two months ago. Heimaey is one of seven inhabited islands off Iceland. Substantial increases proposed ivelfare rate boosted VICTORIA (CP) T h e Brit- ish Columbia government an- nounced what it called "a step toward a guaranteed annual in- come'1 Tuesday night when re- habilitation Minister Norm Levi said welfare rates will be boost- ed substantially. Under the proposal, he said families among the "working poor'1 whose breadwinner's take-home pay would be less Police station destroyed NICOSIA, Cyprus (Reuter) Armed groups attacked two Cy- priot police stations Tuesday night, destroying one. Police announced today that 15 men stormed the station at Kokkinotrimithia, west of Ni- cosia, armed with machine-guns and gasoline bombs. They dragged out the four po- licemen on duty and set fire to the building. Police reinforce- ments arrived in time to fire on the raiders as they withdrew. Further west, at Evrykhou, in the foothills of the Troodos mountains, there was a 10-min- ute exchange of fire beta-sen raiders and officers at police station. Flood condition serious Rail transport for oil studied OTTAWA (CP) The federal government will look into pro- posals for using railways to bring northern oil and gas to pipeline feeding major southern markets. Prime Minister ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Levees up and down the Mis- sissippi River from St. Louis were waterlogged and reported in serious condition Tuesday as the muddy river continued ris- ing to what was expected to be a record level for modern times. The U.S. Corps of Engineers estimated that the flood has in- undated more than one million acres of lend in eastern Mis- souri and southern Illinois. In all. it said, more than ssven million acres of land in seven Mississippi River states were flooded. Diary of Lieut. CoL G. A. Frcncn, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26th: Camped at same place. Sent out ta search for better water and grass. The guide Morrin shot a the first game excepting ducks and nrairie chickens since leavine Dufferin. Plenty of tracks cf Buffalo but they have been driven sway from here lately Red Cedar reported on hills Jn vicinity. Observed far lalitiide. magnetic Variations and time Lat. 50-3 Variation 30 by Pote Star. Presentation for the General Public. Multi Projector Screen Presentation on Western History n-.ade in preparation for cur trek. Tonight April 4th R p.m. Large Auditorium Hamrifon Jr. No Charge. PART T BTRTH OF A LEGFATi The Tragedy nf Woundfd Ksics The Cypress Hills Massacre The Loris: March West The Custer Massacre The Sioux Migration tt> Canaoa PART H HISTORY LIVES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA Pot Hole Goalee Detachment Milk Kiver Ridge Detachment Writing on Stone Detachment Big Bend Detachment Fort Maclrod Nixoii'Thieu end talks SAN CLEMENTE. Calif. (Reuter) President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam scheduled to fly to Wash- ing.on today to seek congres- sional support of a promise by President Nixon of incraased economic aid air1 a new warn- ing to North Vietnam about vio- lations of the ceasefire. Ks two-way summit at the Western White Hjuse with Nixon ended Tuesday with an assurance that the White House will request authority for assist- ance to permit South Vietnam Trudeau said in the Commons Tuesday. He was replying to T. C. Douglas Nanaimo Cow- than the comparable welfare rate will be ejigibble for sub- sidies to bring income up to the same level. GIVES EXAMPLE For example, a family of four on welfare will get a month when the increases take effect June 1. But a man earn- ing the minimum a wife and two children, would take home only a month. Outside the legislature later. Mr. Levi said this family would get a monthly subsidy. It is the first such plan in North America, Mr-Levi add- ed. He hoped to get federal par- ticipation in the plan on the same lines tiiat welfare costs are borne half by the fed Opposition spy network charge denied by gov't By PAUL JACKSON j Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Solicitor-General Warren Allmand Tuesday vigor- ously denied accusations made in the House of Commons that a top secret security group set up last year by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's govern- ment is spying and building up files on Canadians in many walks of life. Mr. Allmand, fighting off at- tacks from three Progressive Conservative MPs, said fte con- troversial Police and Security Planning and Analysis Group has no agents in the field and no responsibility over the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He utterly rejected charges that the group is building up files of information on various members of Parliament, top civil servants, union officials or professors and students at vari- ous colleges and universities throughout the country. But Mr. AllmEind did admit, inside and outside the Com- mons, that the group, formed last year, has expanded its staff and quarters and taken on a new name and field of cov- erage. The group was formerly called the Security Planning and Research and has now taken on the name Police and Securitv Flaming and Analysis since it is sifting and analyzing criminal as weS as security information. Mr. Allmand said the infor- mation is given the group by the RCMP. external affairs and various other government de- partments. Erik Nielsen (PC Yukon) charged that the cabinet was creating a "parallel police force'1 which was under polifi- cal control and answerable to no one outside the cabinet. Mr. Nielsen, who last year de- clared that the government was wiretapping and opening the mail of various members of Parliament, suggested in the Commons (hat the grain's headquarters contains "sophis- ticated electronic equipment ca- pable of monitoring conversa- tions in other offices or rooms or via the The solicitor-general, who took over bis new portfolio after former solicitor general Jean- Pierre Goyer was bounced down into the supply ard serv- ices portfolio, denied the sug- gestion. He said he v.ould try to see iWU3iai npr flu lie v.uuiu uv (U bl ichan-The Islands) who" asked I pSfand' 2 j hv loral mimMnalitiw: members of the standing Par- about a telegram proposing such rail transport and sent to Ottawa by Dave Barrett, NDP premier of British Columbia. Mr. Barrett had unveiled his proposals some Washington. days ago in Mr. Trudeau said he knew the subject had bssn raised and Donald Macdonald, energy min- ister, has asked Mr. Barrett for the research and background papers on the proposal is based. Mr. Douglas said both Cana- by local municipalities. "But that's going to be a bit of a he conceded. The -welfare increases Mr. Levi announced ranged from 30 per cent for a family of six to 47 per cent for a couple or a single parent with a child. An individual who now gets a month will receive a couple or parent with one child now at will go up to S250, a family of three or single parent with children moves to S300 from a family of liamentary committee on jus- tice and legal affairs could see the group's offices. Mr. Nielsen said he is con- vinced that MPs telephones are being tapped. The Yukon MP lost some credibility last year when he failed to produce evi- dence to back up his charges. Mr. Nielsen said he had the evi- dence but could not obtain safeguards for his informants. Mr. Nielsen said he is not at EXVUTXE FINDINGS Mr. Macdonald said there is to rebuild its econcmv as it mere is moves from war to peace. department on northern rail peace. Nixon joir-ed Thieu in voicing concern over the movement of i troops and weapons from North findings Vie'nam to the South and in w creases to from m- a dian National, the j four goes up to from 5255 railway, and Queen's University one with five have been doing studies on the feasibility of rail lines in the north, considering both the eco- nomics and environment factors involved. Did Uie energy deoartment have similar research tinder all satisfied with Mr. Allmand's answers and that he has pre- pared a list of some 30 ques- tions for the Commons order paper which must be answered in writing by the government. The questions, which the gov- ernment can refuse to answer it if it believes they are of a con- fidential nature, seeks informa- tion of the set-up of the grouo, its members, groups and indi- viduals it has investigated and any investigations made at the request of the Liberal Party of Canada. In the Commons, Robert Coates (PC Cumberland-Col- chester North) raised the ques- tion of the group building up files on public servants. He wanted to know if the files in- cluded the "frequency of public servants' contacts with MPs. their political affiliations, and whether the files were available to the prime minister and the cabinet. Replied Mr. Allmand: "There are many questions there, but generally the answer is no. There is no such policy.' Mr. Coates then, wanted t o know whether union officials were investigated and whether sophisticated electronic moni- toring spying equipment was used in the investigations. "The group referred to is not an operational group. It does not conduct investiga'tkws. It is merely a "policy, planning and advisory group and not oper- said Mr. Allmand. The solicitor-general said the group was established with the full understanding of the RCMP. The Mounties did not object to its formation. He said the group could eval- uate and suggest plans for deal- ing with events such as sky- jackings and prison riots. Impetus for forming group is believed to have come from the FLQ kidnap crisis of 1970, which resulted in the dec- laration of the War Measures Act. Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte was kidnapped and murdered during the crisis. Medicine Hat man killed MEDICINE HAT (CP) Stanley George Seitz, 33, died Tuesday after a tractor acci- dent on his farm 26 miles south of here. Police said Mr. Seitz was killed when the tractor with which he was hauling rocks overturned on an incline. Gandhi to visit Canada hi June OTTAWA (CP) Indian Prune Minister Indira Gandhi will visit Canada in June, the prime minister's office an- nounced today. Details of the visit will be an- nounced later. Weather and road report SUNRftE THURSDAY SUNSET H LPre Letlibridge .......60 44 Pincher Creek 56 45 Medicine Hat.....61 34 Edmonton.......55 37 .02 Grande Prairie 50 35 Banff...........52 39 Calgary..........60 43 Victoria........56 44 Prince George 49 34 .0-3 Kamloops........56 34 Vancouver.......57 47 36 Regir.a..........54 31 Winnipeg........52 20 Toronto......... 41 36 .10 Ottawa......... 40 33 .13 St. Johns 32 29 Halifax......... 34 31 .55 Charlottetovm .37 30 .17 Frederkton...... 52 28 Chicaeo..........44 38 .08 New York........57 42 .01 Miami...........85 77 Los Angeles......80 60 Las Vegas........67 49 Phoenix..........72 54 FORECAST: Letbbridge Medicine Hat- Calgary Today: Cloudy. Winds W20-23 with gusts to 40 near the mountains. Highs in the mid 59s. Lows 30-35. Thurs- day: Sunny periods. Highs 45- Columbia Kootenay Today: Mostly cloudy. Few periods rain the Columbia district. Tonight: Clearing slowly after midnight. {Thursday: Sunny with cloudy periods. Highs in the Columbia 'district both days low 50s and in the Kootenays high 50s to low 60s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and mild through Thursday. Highs both days 55 to 65. Lows tonight 25 to 35. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and mild today and Thursday. Highs both days 55 to 65. Lows tonight 20s. Transport Minister Jean warning feU shnrt of w. lhe n-or-clad guarantee that L S. Obscenity under study says Lang OTTAWA (CP) Justice Minister Otto Lang said Tues- day night obscenity laws poor will be affected- He "trouble me a good deal" and couldn't say how many adults i reauire a good look. family of six will get in- stead of and a family of seven will go up lo from Mr. Levi said this is the first increase in welfare rates since 1965. It will maintain B.C. wel- fare rates at the highest level in Canada, he added. Regarding the guaranteed in- come aspect of the plan, Mr. Levi said between and i- 50.000 children of the working would be helped. Increases in the forter child aUowanre were also He was answering questions j f r o m Gordon Fainveathcr i f Royal at a Com-, announced by the minister, i mons justice committee meet-1 Thsy range from for chil- jv.iih an bocia niaranfpp tha? r S i v msy range irom wr cnn- inc. would to y The lat" dren fi-vc and under' laws are bv he rw'Id not sav when 12 and 13 and for! Canada. Mr. Lang said. Such nil2hl b3 prblic- Ulcsc H and over- traditionallv were filled Matlw 'and he hoped said P. D. for ?OCTS cbamres. Laos, it was a clear sizr.aJ v.ithcut dcliverir? a di- rect ultimatum that cou'd back Xorih Vietnam in'o a corner. Tiv; reinlTOduction I" S. force? br arli-iri Xnw dTides Vm tn against A there will he swbslaTitsal tor rost-war reconstruction in Stnrth during the remainder of the year arx3 that Nixon -ni1! seek authority for rrancfd jwcramt; to ai- foreign of the Sei- tr.c:! of Canada fears about o'l movements by the West Coast to markets. Jack i Oiis as a thst was "fwaliwd year The trans-Alaska pipelines system, v.hich would bring oil from Alaskan fields Jo the coast for trr by kept in a slate cf ponded animation tbi? by a I" S. Supreme Court ruling. O O V increase 111 civil servants for ?oms chances. Mr. Fainvea'hcr snid thrrc arc rorious implications in the ychin.c of hooks when no charges have laid. Some pnlice forces have Wd certain the ?hehTs w foes H. Cbrfetop. ussWsirt wly TOinirtor, Mr. Fair- Oat under changes in the law some years ago it is )o pTvxwcd apainst a raUxr tban asainst the otter our CONGRATULATIONS To of Hamilton Junior High on the reJrocing of thit trek of the N.W.M.P. 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In a reference to abortion law of povr-n- Mr. FaSrwcciher sa'd: Mr. MinieH- said it is impos- sible Io give an exact num- ber of government staff in- creases, because Uie previous Social Credit government's cal- citations did not include hourly- state Jia? f.Ticres'falh' re- paid employees. moved itself from the bedroom But be said the Is undrr tbe readir" light closer lo than to and i I'd rat'-er no...." of the positions are' of Tnem-