Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 LETHBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, April I, 1t74 News In brief 'Soviets live under serfdom9 LONDON (Reuter) Exiled novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn told the Soviet people in a British radio broadcast Friday night they were living under serfdom. Solzhenitsyn telephoned the statement, his first political pronouncement -since being banished from the Soviet Union in February, to the BBC's Russian-language service. In the call to London from Zurich, where he was joined last week by his wife and fam- ily, Solzhenitsyn" repeatedly declared that Soviets live under serfdom. The statement, in addition to being broadcast to the Soviet Union Friday, has also been translated by the BBC into several other East European languages. More cash for flood-control VICTORIA (CP) The British Columbia cabinet announced Friday it will pay an extra million as its share of increased flood control programs in the province. The province and the federal government will each pay million toward flood control. The revised program also allows the cost sharing formula to be applied to flooding on the Thompson River in the Kamloops area and sets up a joint advisory board to operate the program. The increased money will also relieve municipalities from paying a share of flood- control costs. Previously local areas were assessed 10 per cent of the costs. Shots slay pedestrian From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) A woman pedestrian was killed early today by shots fired from a passing car in Belfast. A man with her escaped injury. She was the 990th known vic- tim since sectarian terrorism broke out in Northern Ireland hi August, 1969. Meanwhile, British troops and police were searching for arms in Northern Ireland this weekend in one of the biggest anti-terrorist drives yet mounted. The crackdown, parti- cipated in by more than members of the security forces, is aimed at cutting off supplies of explosives used by both sides in Ulster's sectarian strife. Ship builder plans fight CLEVELAND CAP) George Steinbrenner, board chairman of American Ship building Co. who with his firm was charged with contributing illegally to the campaigns of President Nixon and others, says he is not guilty and will fight. The majority owner of New York Yankees baseball team was charged Friday in 14 of the indictment's 15 counts, one jointly with the company. The company was charged with conspiracy and making an illegal campaign contribution. Material prices high UNITED NATIONS (AP) Third-Wprld countries launch a for increased prices for their raw materials were confronted today with United Nations figures 'showing they are already high. "Since 1970 there has been a remarkable upsurge in com- modity prices, amounting to over 100 per cent from 1970 to the fourth quarter of Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim said in the report. The report of price trends since 1950 had been requested by the 96 developing countries as ammunition for a special session of the UN General As- sembly on raw materials and development that will start Tuesday. Developing countries have long contended that the indus- trialized world exploits them by paying low prices for their natural resources. Fertilizer short in B.C. VANCOUVER (CP) British Columbia farmers say they are facing a shortage of fertilizer which could drive up food prices this year. Jack Wessel, secretary treasurer of the B.C. federation of Agriculture, said the shortage is a result of the demand for fertilizer on the prairies." He said B.C. farmers normally use about tons of fertilizer a year and appears they will be tons short this year. Mr. Wessel said the shortage will directly affect vegetable and fruit production and indirectly affect meat and milk, because cattle feed on forage which is grown with the aid of fertilizer. Hefugee joins cabinet PERTH (Reuter) Andrew Mensaros, a political refugee who says he got out of Hungary by cutting through a barbed wire fence, has become Western Australia's first cabinet minister from Continental Europe Mensaros, a lawyer with Budapest and Vienna university degrees, arrived in Perth 24 years ago with little money or knowledge of BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PhofMttft-4722 COLLEOE MALL English. Now he is a successful building con- tractor and designer. He was elected a Liberal member of Western Australia's state parliament in 1968. He was appointed on Friday minister for industrial development, mines, fuel and energy in the cabinet named following his party's recent state election victory. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Kingston. Oat.-Hetty Florence Beurling, 80, mother of Canadian war ace George F. (Buzz) Beurling. Helps relieve nausea Use Gravol to help prevent motion sickness. STUBBS PHARMACY LTD. Labor pools start soon Rapeseed planting far short of need OTTAWA (CP) Farmers intend to plant 26.7 million acres of wheat this year, up eight per cent from last year but far short of the 17-per-cent increase called for by the gov- ernment. Statistics Canada figures on farmers' planting intentions, released Friday, also show that flax and rapeseed acreage this year may be far short of domestic and export needs as forecast by the wheat board. Otto Lang, minister respon- sible for the wheat board, has said about 28 million acres of wheat is desirable this year on the Prairies alone. Prairie farmers plan on seeding only 26.1 million acres to wheat, however, almost two million short of Mr. Lang's target. The all-Canada figure of 26 7 million acres of wheat com- pares with 24.7 million acres last year. The statistics are based on a survey of farmers' plans at March 15. Statistics Canada warned the plans may change considerably as farmers Strikers seek public support The Civil Service Association (CSA) plans to issue pamphlets to explain its strike against the Alberta Liquor Control Board to the public, a CSA spokesman in Lethbridge said today. Bill Holowatiuk, a membership services officer working in Lethbridge during the strike, said the public had to be informed about the reasons for the dispute because people were crossing the picket lines as if they weren't there. "They can go without a lot of things, but I guess they can't go without that he said. Picketing would continue at both city liquor stores, Taber and Coaldale liquor stores, the brewery and the beer warehouse, he said. ALCB employees in Fort Macleod would be contacted today to see if they would join the strike. A news report from Edmonton said the beverage service industry was concerned the continuing strike could cause a mass layoff of workers in taverns and lounges. A severe shortage of supplies could force hotels to close their drinking spots, John Rawluk of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees' Union said Friday. Several hundred employees could be thrown out of work, the union business agent said. The strike by liquor board clerks and warehousemen in Edmonton. Calgary and Lethbridge was in its fifth day today with some taverns out of draft beer and running low Nixon rejects tax help WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon has decided to shoulder the entire burden of about in back taxes and Interest despite campaigns to help him pay the bill. on bottled beer. Five stores each in Calgary and Edmonton and one in Lethbridge were being kept open by supervisory personnel. Picket lines have prevented beer delivery by Alberta Brewers' Agents Ltd. and beer production has been stopped at two breweries in Edmonton and one in Lethbridge because employees refused to cross CSA picket lines. Bottled beer is still being delivered by Uncle Ben's Brewery in Red Deer which has its own delivery stystem apart from Alberta Brewers' Agents. The CSA is striking in efforts to renegotiate the second half of a two-year contract to meet rapid increases in the cost of living. The ALCB regard the strike by 800 employees as illegal, but the strikers say there is no clause preventing walkouts in their contract or in the Public Service Act. assess the market outlook and conditions before and during planting. In rapeseed, farmers in- dicated they plan to cut acreage by 16 per cent, to 2.64 million from 3.15 million acres. Thus rapeseed acreage planned is about half the 4.5 million acres recommended by Mr. Lang. Flax also falls short. Mr. Lang called for about two mil- lion acres of flax, but farmers plan only 1.61 million acres, an 11-per-cent increase over last year's 1.45 million acres. Barley projections are also short, but only slightly. Mr. Lang called for 13 million acres planted in barley, compared with 123 million last year. But farmers' intentions are to cut barley acreage by one per cent to 12.2 million. Of the six grains dealt with in Mr. Lang's recommendations, only oats and rye exceed the acreage called for. Farmers plan 7.98 million acres of oats this year, up four per cent from last year's seven million acres Mr. Lang called for 6.5 million acres. Rye will be planted on acres, according to farmers' current plans, up from acres last year and in excess of the acres called for by the minister. To allow for the increased acreage planted in grains, Mr Lang suggested that summer- fallow acreage be reduced to 21.5 million acres this year. Prices and demand for grains and oilseeds seem to justify such a reduction, he said. But farmers plan 24.3 million acres of summerfallow, down only about five per cent from last year's 25.5 million acres, Statistics Canada says. A U aboard That's the next step now that 20 Centennial College, Toronto, stu- dents have nearly finished converting an old street car into a house boat. They have put in hours and but for the first trial they are bringing the water to the boat, building a temporary pool around it With sand bags. If it floats, they plan to launch the trolley in Lake Ontario. Asians bargain NEW DELHI (AP) India, Pakistan and Bangladesh got down to hard bargaining today on the second day of their joint talks to settle the disputes left over from their 1971 war. High-level delegations representing the three countries met for more than an hour. Key problems included the fate of 195 Pakistanis charged with war crimes and whether their release should be tied to Paki- stan's acceptance of more non-Bengali immigrants from Bangladesh Bangladesh now is widely assumed to be ready to drop the war trials in return for Pakistan's agreement to accept more of the or so non-Bengalis in Bangladesh said to have asked to be moved to Pakistan. Confederation costly for B.C.' OTTAWA (CP) Confederation is expensive for British Columbia, a University of British Columbia economist said Friday. Speaking to economists at Carleton University, Professor Ronald Shearer said there is a deep sense of remoteness in "the west beyond the west." Prof. Shearer said that from the British Columbia perspective, federal equalization payments are a way of penalizing national strengths and exagerating the weaknesses. Federal tariffs to protect Canadian industry do not help B.C., he said. The provinces said most of its exports are in foreign markets at world prices. But a large proportion of its imports came from Eastern Canada and were paid for at higher rates. He speculated on why British Columbia does not have an active separatist movement. "Perhaps it is the fact that so many British Columbians are immigrants from other provinces. Our emotional ties are with Canada. "Perhaps, at the root, we don't trust ourselves. We seem to generate politicians who are quite capable of representing B.C. in the national arena; we .ike to watch their antics in the federal context, but I'm not sure we'd trust them running the whole show." Prof. Shearer said the New Democratic Party was being much more aggressive in trying to alter the pattern of British Columbia's development than the Social Credit government of W. A. C. Bennett had been. He predicted, however, that the NDP will fall into the same pattern of seeking capital from foreign countries for rapid development of resources. HeraM Legistatve BUTCM EDMONTON Locally run farm labor pools to meet a worsening agricultural labor situation should soon be in operation. Six local boards composed primarily of producers are being set up in the province under the federal scheme, with cooperation from the provincial government. The boards are now in the Farmers' advocate kept busy Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON After only a year in operation, Alberta's farmers' advocate wants to expand his services, particularly to Southern Alberta. "The prediction for 1974 is that farmers will make more and more use of the office of the farmers' advocate, and we may have to enlarge our facilities, expecially in Southern Helmut Entrup said in his first annual report to the legislature. "Additional staff is needed to take care of problems in the shortest possible time." Of more than complaints received, 70 per cent concerned land use and surface rights problems, Mr. Entrup said. Environmental problems and general agricultural problems each accounted for 15 per cent. "Out of the problems received, 853 have been successfully restored. A very small percentage were unjustifiable problems and had to be discontinued." Mr. Entrup said he attended 106 meetings and assisted in organizing 16 natural gas co- ops, with another seven pending. He emphasized that his office, which speaks for farmers in disputes, treats matters brought to it in strict confidence. Boxcar agreement PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. (CP) A settlement between British Columbia railway and Canadian national railways over the sharing of boxcars is imminent, transport minister Robert Strachan said Friday. Mr. Strachan declined to comment on the current work to rule campaign by BCR Locomotive Engineers, which has drastically curtailed rail shipments in the interior. The slowdown has been- continuing for more than two weeks. process of getting the under way. Each office, which will co-ordinate agricultural labor exclusively, it funded up to The southernmost one is located at Brooks. A joint federal provincial agricultural Manpower office in Lethbridge will continue its present operations, Ken Moholitny, administrative assistant to special employment programs for the Alberta department of agriculture, says it is hoped the offices will help farmers solve labor shortages themselves. Earlier, Hugh Homer, minister of agriculture, told the legislature he anticipates a "major problem" in obtaining agricultural workers this year. The province will be continuing its student help program which saw students work on farms last year. It will be broadened this year to allow farmers to include a member of their family in the subsidy program. Under opposition ques- tioning, Health and Social Development Minister Neil Crawford resisted suggestions that welfare payments be cut to people able to work in agriculture. "Unemployed employ- ables" amounted to an extremely small percentage ot the total labor force. Mr. Crawford said about persons able to work receive welfare. Alberta's labor force is about 200 take driving course i Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON More than 200 persons took part in an impaired drivers' course in the Lethbridge region during 1973. The Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission reported Friday that the Lethbridge office also made a total of contacts in its work during the year. Of a total persons completing the four-session course in the province, 230 were from Lethbridge and area, 275 from Calgary, 724 from Edmonton. The Lethbridge office handled 100 office clients, 27 information groups totalling 160 persons, 36 therapy groups at the correctional institute totalling 230 persons and 45 counselling sessions Total program contacts in the community were and 215 in business and industry. The commission office in the city has a staff of five. FBI agents seize Hearst documents SAN FRANCISCO (AP) FBI agents have seized a recent terrorist communique and other documents in the Patricia Hearst kidnapping case from the lawyer for a San Francisco underground newspaper. The raid came Friday as trustees for (4 million offered by the Hearst Corp. said the still available to buy free food for the poor if Miss Hearst is released unharmed. FBI agents served the war- rant on Vincent Hallinan, law- yer for the bi-weekly San Francisco Phoenix, for the April 2 communique from the Symbionese Liberation Army whose members dragged Miss Hearst from her Berkeley apartment Feb. 4. "They just came in with a search warrant and snatched said John Bryan, editor of the newspaper. Bryan said he had refused to turn the material over to authorities and gave it to Hallinan for safekeeping. Bryan said' the FBI took SLA communique No. 7, a note to Bryan said to be from the SLA and a carbon copy of the SLA communique received Wednesday by radio station KSAN. Communique No. 7, accom- panied by a dozen roses, a greeting card and half of Miss Hearst's driver's licence, says the time and place of Miss Hearst's release would be made known within 72 hours. The driver's licence has already been turned over to the FBI by her father, newspaper executive Randolph Hearst. In the SLA message to KSAN, Miss Hearst announced she is turning her back on her parents and joining the SLA, raising doubts whether the offer still stands. In the note Bryan said he re- ceived Thursday along with the copy of the transcript Wednesday communique, he said the kidnappers praised him for refusing to turn over the material to the FBI. Charles Bates, FBI agent in charge of the case, said the warrant was served, but he re- fused to discuss What was seized. He said the evidence has been sent to Washington for examination. An FBI spokesman said the evidence will be examined for fingerprints, typewriter identification, handwriting samples and postmarks. In an interview broadcast by Berkeley radio station KPFA, Hallinan said he and Bates reached agreement several weeks ago to allow SLA members 40 hours to leave San Francisco if they released Miss Hearst. But Bates said: "Oh, that's not true. I did not make any agreement. I can't make any deals like that. Information, was just being dissccusssed fthe ossibilities of what the SLA might demand for Patty's return." Carpet Dirty? PHONE 121-2863 mr. steam Ltd.