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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WINDY MGH FOKKAST TUUOAY 55. The lethbridge Herald VOI-. LXI1I No. 96 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS Alberta Accused Of Taking Ottawa For Ride Independence Refer enduin Promised By THE CANADIAN PRESS Afl four major parties opened their campaigns for the April 29 Quebec general election in a weekend of oolitkal meetings which saw the governing Union Rationale party move closer to a separatist stance and the separatist Parti Quebecois step gingerly. Premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand Saturday promised i referendum on Quebec independence by 1OT is reached by them in constitutional negotia- tions with the rest of Canada. Hene Levesque, leader of the Parti Quebeeois, also promised a referendum on separatism, but only H Ihe separatist party took power with less than 50 per cent of the province's popular vote. However, it was believed to be the first time Mr. Levesque has indicated that his party would not move Immediately toward independence in any situation where k held power. To Outline Stand Bourassa, Quebec Liberal leader, ham- mered at his party's theme of creating new jobs and attacked the Union Rationale in a .wing through gov- ernment ridings in the Eastern Townships and the Quebec City and Himouski areas. -Camil Samson, leader of the newly-formed Que- bec Creditiste party, said a Creditiste government would seek changes in the Canadian constitution to en- able the provinces to institute Social Credit money policies.. Also contesting the election is the Quebec New Democratic Party, which, like tin'provincial Cred- itistes, was established only this year. The NDP cam- paign has not yet started. Both Premier Bertrand and Mr. Levesque were speaking in Montreal. Mr. Levesque spoke of a referendum in an inter- Tfew Sunday night following a giant rally of about persons who heard him say: "The enthusiasm for our'party across the province is incredible People realize this is a mailer of life and death. It is time' that we finally become masters of'our home." Mri Bertrand set "for constitutional agreement or a referendum oh 'in. unveiling his party's platform Saturday night...... Other elements of the Union NatraiaV platform: a presidential systenVof govern- ment for Quebec. i 15-year, program; to. fight water pollution. of succession duties in the province. of provincial income taxes for married earning less, than and for single persona earning less than real estate taxes deductible from income (or income-tax purposes. general elections on fixed dates and drifting a permanent electoral list up of a school'for judges, a national i transport society, a consumer protection office, a state fisheries society and two-new state agencies to help industry. The premier also said Fianace Minister Mario Beaulieu will present an explanation of Quebec's bud- getary position at a news conference in Montreal Thurs- day or Friday. MR. MUNHO Hirls Charge SADDLE LAKE (CP> The federal government is "bei ng taken for a ride" by the Alber- ta government on money pro- vided for health serviets to In- dians, Health Minister Munro sfid Sunday. Mr. Munro, rating this re- serve 80 iniies northeast of Ed- monton, said Alberta receives a year more than it should for each Indian family and had received "several hundred thou- sands of dollars" ui this way and probably had put ft to gen- eral revenues. MS BALANCE Mr. Munro said Ottawa pays Alberta 5120 a year for each In- dian family registered in the federal medical health care in- surance plan plus 50 per cent of the cost of providuig health services for each native family. Ttiis totalled' a year, but the cost of health services was n year, leaving t balance if per family. "Tfcis is money the province is XMkmg from the Indian peo- Mr. Munro said. "I don't think. it's fair or reasonable. Both the Indians and federal government are being taken for a. ride." Mr. Munro told about 100 per- sou that be has written to Jamtc Henderson, Alberta health minister, about be "in- equities." He would seek a meeting in Edmonton with federal and pro- vincial officials and Indian band leaders to settle the issue. The 'meeting was requested by Indians at the meeting. His'trip he arrived by helicopter from Edmonton after flying by jet from the last in a series of visits to Western Canada Indian Re- serves in the last two years to lee first-hand the basis for claims of inadequate medical facilities. Three days ago two federal- ly employed nurses resigned their joti, Waving Crees in the area without medical help. A doctor at n-arby St. Paul was quoted as being unwilling to continue visits without nursing support Mr. Munro said his depart- ment needs 70 or 80 more nurs- es for its northern health pro- gram and may be forced to recruit from overseas. Harold Cardinal, president of the Indian Association of Alber- ta, urged Indians to continue to refuse to pay medical care pre- miums, after Jury i. The federal government has agreed to pay the premiums to June 30, but has not clarified what will happen after that. In- dians Tnajnfain that medical care b a treaty right and that medical services must continue to be provided free. Mr. Munro, asked whether In- dians will continue to receive free treatment for mental ill- ness and tuberculosis, replied that they will. "Since we contribute to the capital cost of building these In- stitutions, we have told the provinces we think they should accept the responsibility of pay- ing for these services. However, they don't see it- that way. Tbs practice has been for the prov- inces to bill us and we've been paying up." Henderson Denies Profits In Edmonton, Health Minis- ter James Henderson today denied that Alberta profits from federal payments to Indian health care. I'Mr. Muaro's arithmetic is plain nonsense and irrelevant to the basic said Mr. Hen- derson in a telephone inter- view. "I don't know where he gets his figures from. don't break down cost of services to Indians any more than we do for Germans, Russians or any other ethnic group." He said the basic issue is Ottawa's ''long term plan to back off from accepting its re- sponsibilities for1 Treaty In- dians." Four Shot Dead Bonn Shocked, Irked Over Kidnap Death SAUGUS, Calif. (AP) Four palrolmen were and killed Sunday night while 'investigat- ing reports of two. men bran- dishing guns at motorists on a mountain highway. Sheriff's deputies started a search for the two gunmen and as they did so one of the men entered a nearby house and took a father: hostage. The man then started firing at the more than 100 officers sur- rounding the house, officials said..; They identified him as Jack Wright Twinning, 35, who said he held Steve Hoag captive. Mrs. Hoag escaped from the bouse-and their son, Jeff, .was bedroom. BONN Germany will withdraw its charge d'affaires and other embassy staff from Guate- mala following the murder its ambassador, Count Karl von Spreti, Foreign Minister Walter Scheel announced today. Chancellor Willy Brandt, reflecting widespread hor- ror and anger at the shooting of the West German am- bassador called toe "infamous murder" a matter of con- cem for the whole civilized' No Air Menace Solution Seen By HAROLD MORRISON Canadian Press Staff Writer While thousands of flights tako place each day with- out mishap, hijacking has become increasing menace, intensifying demands for solutions but with no parallel evidence that an acceptable world solution can be found. Some experts suggest there may be no end to the menace as long as the world is split into opposing ideological camps. One obvious path is whote-liearU'j world acceptance of an agreement to return hijackers and planes to their original countries, thereby effectively warning sky thieves there can be no assured haven. A convention, signed at Tokyo some years ago but ratified by less than two dozen countries, could pro- vide the legal instrument. Pilots have demanded action and governments which subscribe to the International Civil Aviation Organization have promised emcvgecny consideration. But the outlook remains gloomy, While a number of countries might readily agree to return hijackers for punishment; others might find it politically embar- assing to do so. It would be highly unlikely that North Vietnam or similar countries would willingly hand over a dedicated Communist to capitalist enemies. It is equally question- able whether some Western countries would refuse I haven to escaped Communists. Another problem is to distinguish Ihe political refugee from the criminals or the insane who seize control of aircraft out of motives which have no ideo- logical bearing. While international experts try to grapple with the problem, piecemeal approaches arc. being attempted by the airlines themselves. Some have installed armed agents on all flights. Others have more rigid baggage inspection or electronic devices to detect heavy metal objects is passengers move up the ramp Into the piano. of. the hostage, cers held' their fire as deputies .with bullhorns ordered him5 to surrender. One deputy'quoted Twinning as stouting: '-I'll be dead if I walk j oct." OTHER SURRENDERS The other man wanted in the slaying surrendered about an hour earlier, He was identified as .Russell Lowell 28. Deputies said both were wanted in'cpnnection with the slaying of i'fedefal officer in Oregon. :Mrs. Hoag told deputies Twin- ning knocked on their door at demanding the family When it was offered, she .said, the gunman changed his mind and took Hoag captive while she slipped out. The slain patrolmen were identified as Walter C..Frago, 23; Roger D. Gore, 22; James Edward Pence Jr., 23, and George M. AHeyn, 24. An were married and: lived in nearby communities. Waters Bill Set Saen and Heard ABOUT TOWN IplIVERSITY students' so- cicty business manager Mrs. Betty Watson receiving an involuntary bath from her employers as they dunked her in a large tub of cold water when she least expected it.. Adrie Bakker feeling guilty while smoking a cigarette at the pollution teach-in fisheries biologist Gtrios Hangtn showing slides at the pollution teach-in and com- menting, "here we have a picturesque red stream" "and here i nice black stream." OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment will introduce in the Com- mons-Wednesday or Thursday its bill designed to prevent pol- lution in Canada's Arctic wa- ters. The Commons order paper had scheduled the bill for rou- tine first reading today but the government decided to stand it over until later this week. The bill is expected to define the waters in which pollution prevention will be exercised by Canada and thereby, without specifically saying so, the wa- ters over which this country claims Arctic sovereignty. The Commons resumes today after an 11-day Easter recess. The scheduled debate is on third and final reading of a bill It outlaw hate literature. Before the Commons met, the cabinet held another session on the Montreal postal situation and other items. world. FIRST FATAL ONE It was the first diplomatic kidnapping in the last three years in Latin America to end in death. Government spokesman Con- rad Ahlers declined. to specu- late on d possible in dip- lomatic relations with Cuale- meet the demands of the kid- nappers to release 23 political prisoners and pay a ransom of in exchange for the life of. the count.. SHOT. IN. HE AD The ambassador, 62, kid- napped by members of the rev-. 1 olutionary Rebel Armed Forces FAR Tuesday, was found Sim- day night in an abandoned shack in Guatemala City with 'a bullet in his head. Meanwhile, the government In Guatemala described the assassination as an "execrable crime'in a bloody challenge to the nobility of human feelings." The army's public relations department issued a bulletin expressing the government's "profound condolences." The military has been given control of the country under a aWay state of siege. The minister told a news con- ference the government re- served the right to take further steps as soon as it had received a detailed report from its spe- cial envoy, Hans Wilhelm Hoppe, sent to Guatemala to negotiate the release of the ambassador. He said: "The Guatemalan government is apparently not able to guarantee the protection of Ihe representative of the fed- eral republic under the norms of international law." Earlier, sources said ft had been suggested to the Guatema- lan ambassador in Bonn, Filipe Antonio Gandara, that he lesve West GTmany. An anonymous caller at the Guatemalan consu- late in Hanover today offi- cials over the phone: "The building will be blown up today because of the beastliness in Guatemala." Gandara was summoned to the foreign ministry this morn- ing for a meeting with State Secretary Georg Ferdinand Duckwilz and for an afternoon DR. SAM SHEPPARD Dr. Sam Sheppard MURDERED The body of Count Karl von Spreti, the kidnapped West German ambassador to Guatemala, was discovered Sunday nighf about 12 miles outside Guatemala City. Chaos Develops At Royal Visit coUansed I-V It' itC meeting with Scheel. MELBOURNE, (AP) Two persons collapsed and died and 30 were treated for injuries today as per- sons sought a glimpse of the Royal Family. Chaos started as the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne went on what was intended to be a quiet stroll down Melbourne's Collins Street. Kremlin Brass On Sick List MOSCOW (AP) A Soviet foreign ministry spokesman confirmed today that at least four lop Kremlin leaders are ill confined to bed. He said Premier Alexei Kosy- jln is in hospital in a special Kremlin medical centre while President Nikolai Podgorny and politburo members Mikhail Sus- lov and Alexander Shelepin are at home suffering from colds, 11 was the first official confir- mation of the illnesses of Kosy- gin, Shelepin and Suslov. On Sunday the Communist party organ Pravda reported that Podgorny was sick with a cold tod bad cancelled pUas to Cy to Japan today for an official visit to Expo '70. The Soviet spokesman refused to comment on the nature of Kosygin's illness or his condi- tion. On Saturday diplomatic sources had reported the pre- mier suffered complications re- sulting from a cold, The fact that he is in hospital indicated he is more seriously ill than the other leaders. Of Podgorny, Shelepin Suslov, the foreign ministry Red-Carpet Welcome For Sharp BONN (CP) External Af- fairs Mlnlsler Mitchell Sharp got a red-carpet welcome today as be arrived for a two-day offi- cial visit he hopes will lead to stronger Canada-West German relations, particularly in the fiekli of technology, The diplomatic atmosphere In this West German capital was sadly preoccupied with the as- sassination in Guatemala of Ambassador Karl von Spreti and this tended to throw a ibadow en Sharp1! arrival. spokesman said they have "just colds." Earlier unconfirmed reports of sickness in Uie Kremlin, cou- pled with rumors of administra- tive reshuffles in the propa- ganda apparatus, created much1 speculation of a possible shateup in tho Soviet leader- ship. H followed reports, denied as "malicious fabrications" by lha foreign ministry, lhal Shelepin, Suslov and Firsl Deputy Pre- mier Kyrill Mazurov had criti- cized Kosygin and Communist party boss Leonid Breshnev for tbcir. economic policies. Licence OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian transport commission's air transport commiltee has can- celled the operating licences of Mel Air Lid. of Swift Current, Sask., ruling that the company does not 'have the finances, equipment, facilities or quali- fied staff to operate its commer- cial air service between Swift Current, Regina, Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alfa. The company's operating cer- tificates were suspended by the transport department last June and its licences suspended the following month, until it was able to demonstrate financial viability and adequate insur- ance coverage, COLiJKBUS, Dr. Sam I ClCTeiaiid" who" was convicted and later acquitted of killing his died at bis home here toaay; His third wife, cause of death was immediately learned. ''I'He died here at "said. "He had the flu for sev- eral'days and apparently it was more than the flu but we didn't know this. ''He.was half asleep and half awake.- He was just in delirium and died at about 7 a.m." She said no doctor had seen Sheppard during the illness. "He wouldn't let us call she said. "He got sick two days no, really three days ago. We have no idea what caused the. death." Dr. Robert Evans, Franklin County Coroner, said Sheppard had been treating himself for flu. .He would. not comment on UK'cause of death. Sheppard, 45, had been living at the resi- dence of his B. L, Strickland, since last summer. TOOK UP WRESTLING Sheppard started about a year ago wrestling' for i charitable events and Strickland was his manager and wrestling partner. He married Strickland's daughter, Colleen, 20, on Oct. 21 in Mexico. Sheppard first made national news July 4, 1954, when his pregnant first wife, Marilyn, was found brutally- beaten to death in then- posh Bay Village, Ohio, home just west of Cleve- land. Sheppard was convicted of second-degree murder in a widely publicized and conlrovcr- sial trial and was sentenced to life imprisonment. A U.S. district court ordered his release July 16, 19G4. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered him freed June 6, 1966, and ruled the state could try him again within a reasonable time, At his second trial in Cleve- land, Sheppard was acquitted Nov. Girls Killed STBTTLEU (CP) Two 17- year-old girls, Penny Erickson and Theresa Forsyth, at Stel- Uer, were killed Sunday when (be car in which they were rid- ing crashed into a guard rail on Major League Ball Teams Open Grind WASHINGTON (AP) Tradi- Uonal season openers at Wash- ington and Cincinnati launch major league baseball's 101st year today, with young David Eisenhower throwing tba first ball in the U.S. capital in the absence cf President Nixon. Mickey Lolich pitches for De- troit Tigers against the Sena- tors' Dick Bosnian in the Wash- ington opener. At Cincinnati, Jim Mcrritl starts on the mound for the Reds against Montreal's Joe Sparma, ;