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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 1HJ IE1HBR1DGI HERAIO luoidoy, April 18, 1971 Admiral sees 'danger' in Soviet naval buildup OTTAWA CCPi For the sec- ond time in four months, n high-ranking Canadian naval of- ficer lias expressed anxiety iibout the danger lo Canada's shores posed by a worldwide So- liet naval buildup. Admiral It. H. I.elr, com- mander of maritime forces on the Pacific coast, is quoted in Wanted fugitive to be extradited CANBERRA (CP- -REUTF.R) Federal Attorney-General her Greenwood as signed an extradition older for Canadian fugitive Ravmopml Joseph Pnlmer. n s p o V. e s m n n Cor Greenwood sjml here today. The spokesman said that P.ilmer, 36, now in custody in Svdtiey, would be handed over when he escaped from prison with Murray Alan Boyd, who was shot and killed by Vancou- ver police April 21, 1970. while resisling arrest. Palmer was arrested In Syd- ney after police found two pis- tols and ammunition in his ga- rage. He pleaded guilty to their possession and was lined 5200. Palmer also Is wanted In Can- ado for questioning in connec- tion wilh the rtcalh of a police informer and a mailed bomb Ihat blew olf the hand of n peni- In (wo RCMP officers who ar- rived in Auslralia last week. Palmer i? on the HC'MP's list of nloM wanted men. The [ICMP will make ar- rangements lo Iransporl Palmer tcutiary guard in 1966. back to Canada, (he spokesman said. Palmer was arrested in Syd- ney March 3. A Sydney court was told Ihat be had escaped from the British Columbia peni- tentiary where he was sen-ing six years for possession of sto- len bonds A Sydney court ordered three weeks ago thai Palmer be held In custody pending the signing of ati extr.irlition order by Lhe nltoniey-general. ESCAPED IN 1970 Palmer lived in Australia the last two years after fleeing the Canadian prison In January, WO. He was arrested at his Sydney suburban home while fixing breakfast for his family. He had been working as a roof- ing contractor. Palmer had served less than a year of the six-year sentence Government, rail heads hold talks EDMONTON' (CP) Alberta government officials and repre- sentatives of Canada's two ma- jor railways held "high-level meetings" here Monday, Fred Peacock, minister of industry and cotnmerce, said today. Mr. Peacock said In a pre- pared statement "It is the first meeting ever of this magni- tude." He said the meetings are ex- pected to provide grealer un- derstanding of the problems lacing CP rail and the CNR In traffic in and from Alberta. Although he would not go Into detail, the minister said the dis- cussions Included rate struc- tures, coal, steel, liquid petro- leum products, grains, sulphur, fertilizer, livestock and passen- Rail unions urged to end U.K. strike LONDON' (CP) The govern- ment appealed today to the rail unions lo call off llielr crippling national slowdown and seek a vote, among members on Ihe governments proposed pay In- crease of 12.5 per cent. As London again became locked In traffic jams and thou- sands of commuters arrived late nt work, Employment Min- ister Maurice Maemlllan met briefly with the three main union leaders. One of them, Sir Sydney Greene of the National Union of Railwaymen, said later that Macmiilon did not pose his re- quest as an ultimatum nnd the union leaders have agreed to bring (ho proposals to the atten- tion of their executives. Under the new Industrial Re- lations Act, the government can request the labor court to im- pose n co-day coollng-off period and a compulsory secret ballot among the union men on tlie Ihe monthly magazine Canadian Shipping ns saying that Soviet submarines now being produced it the rate of 100 a year pose a 'real threat" lo Canada, They hnvo tho equivalent of :he 1'olaris, an American sub- marine-launched ballislic mis sile, lie notes. Last December, the skipper ol the destroyer escort Qu'Appelle iold of n two-week shadowing operatin conducted by three Ca- nadian vessels against a power- ful Soviet flotilla off the Aleu- tian Islands and southward. 'Assuming this Is but the start of a continuing pattern for the future as the Soviet Union claims her place in the sun as premier maritime power, we can probably expect even closer approaches to Canadian waters by tlie Russian wrote Cmdr. John HodocanacM, the skipper. FOUCE OF SHIPS, PLANES The Canadian shadowing force, based al Esquimau, B.C. comprised the operational sup poit ship Provider and Ihe sub marine Rainbow, in addition t Ihc Qu'Appelle. It was aug mentcd at limes by Jong-rang pnlroi aircraft from Comox 13.C. Canadian maritime force based on the Pacific are en gaged in surveillance of Can arta's ocean resources and of in tnlders. Admiral Leir notes Ihat th country's continenlal shelve make up an area 40 per cent a Inrge as the Canadian Ian mass, or 1.5 million squar force controversy' on agriculture flares again C7 Tlin IIE11ALD Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Mask force controversy" flare up in Lhc legislature again Monday with Deputy Premier Hugh Ilonicr calling Hie Social Credit o p p o s i lion 'narrow minded' for opposing tlie ap- pointment of city MLAs to a task force on agriculture, Before he was quickly ruled out o( order by speaker Gerry Amerongen, Dr. Homer man- aged lo say: "The previous gov- ernment in the whole field of agriculture was too narrow minded and rigid mid inflexi- ble.' Rising on n point of order, Conservative Backbencher Ju- ian Koziak (Edmonlon-Strath- cona) accused the Socreds of libel for statements critical of the ngriculture task force printed in the April 15th Cal- gary Albertan. VOICES OBJECTION Mr. Kozink objected to a story that road '.Socreds' main- tain sucti members of the task on exchange between Jim Hen- derson (SC Wotask 1 w 1 n- Leduc) nnd Dr. Homer. The speaker cut off debate and said he will rule Inter whether the matter is B proper subject for consideration by the legisla- ture. 'fho battle Monday started when Hon Chiller (PC Cal- gary Buffalo) asked Dr. Homer, Hie minister of agricul- ture lo comment on the critical Alberlan article during ques- tion period. STEPS IN' Mr. Henderson stepped Into the fray charging Mr. Ghittcr with inflicting on the House a 'partisan political Mr. Gbltter replied the mat- ter was of great concern to his constituents. 'I would like the minister of agriculture to explain why ur- ban members ore on tills task the city MLA persisted. Dr. Homer said "the Hon. member for (Henderson) Is raising spurious NO ONE'S LOOKING Ontario Premier William Davis appears to be fighting his own OS he reluctanlly accepts a cigar from an unidentified colleague afler addressing an Ollawa service club Mon- day. Mr. Davii is rarely seen smoking in public. miles. "International law recognize Ihese shelves as being open I exclusive Canadian eotploilalioi The resources are numerous, and if we do not show an inter- est in their surveillance, the larvesting will be denied us." Protection of Canadian sover- eignty was the No. I role as- signed to the armed forces in the government's white paper on defence last year. proposed pay settlement. Published speculation s u in- gests that the government till posed for a showdown with ho unions on their demands for a Ifc-pcr-cent ppy increase if an amiable approach fails. ger traffic. Trie railways officials In- eluded Graham McDougall of Montreal, CNT's executive vice- president, aud Burbridge of Montreal, senior executive of CP Rail. Also in attendance from C7S wcro AEec Hart of Vancouver, senior vice-president; John Gardiner of Montreal, vice president of marketing and sales, and .Jack Spiccr of Ed Tnontoa, regional vice-pros! dent. Others from CP rail were Fred Joplin of Montreal, vice presidenl of marketing and sales, and Jack Frainc of Van couvcr, senior regional vice- president. College unrest report likely next month EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government expects to have n report on unrest at Red Deer College by May 15, Jim Foster, minister of advanced education, told the legislature. Mr. Foster, replying to a question, said he had spoken willi Dr. T. C. Dymc, chairman of the one man commission which ended nine days of hear- ings into the situation last week. Airline hijacker cool customer Renegotiation of air treaty not discussed with Nixon OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudenu told the House of Com- mons Monday that he person- ally did not discuss renegolia' lion of the bilateral air treaty wilh President Itlchnrcl Nixon last weekend. Douglas Harkness gary Centre) tnld the Commons that Western Canada, ami in particular, Calgary and Edmon- ton, is badly in need of more air routes. The Calvary MP said the hl- laleral air treaty with the Uni ted Stat es w h ich was sn p posed to have been renegotiated and concluded in I960 is filil! open. He wanted to know whether this matter had been tlisiissec! with Mr. Nixon and, if not, il the prime minister would al WINNERS AT WORLD OF SHOES 2nd Birthday Sale Jeri Loose O Mrs. Peggy Pechr Carol Andreachuk Gail Branch III 0 Judy McLean Thank you for your support and look forward to serve you in tho future- WORLD OF SHOES 317A Sixth Street South east personally intervene in the ituation so that some "speedy action" could bo taken to end ha long delay in concluding Ihe reaty. Mr. Trudeau told Mr. Hark- ness that government officials lave been discussing Uie prob- oms in getting a treaty con- cluded, but he personally had not been involved. However, he said Transport Minister Don Jamieson has committed himself lo getting 'as good a bargain as possible" for Canada in negotiating air routes. That policy is still being car- ried out, he said. CHICAGO (AP) A hijacker who demanded and a (light to the Bahamas after commandeering a jetliner over Florida displayed no outward characteristics lo tip olf offi- cials that he might be a threat, Delta Air Lines says. "We would iiave to psychoan- alyze someone to know why they might make a threat like he said Gene Stewarl, Delta's chief security officer, from the airline's Atlanta, Ga., office. "The airlines arc following re- ligiously the requirements that Hie U.S. government has laid down or what they railed the prcboard screening of passen- Slewart added. A man identified by the FBI as William H. Green III, .10, of Berea, Ohio, was captured with- out incident Monday less than an hour after the Convair BBO landed at a remote section ol O'Hare International Airport. Greene was scheduled lo ap pear before a U.S. magistrate today. The KBI said Greene would be charged with air pir- ne-third of the way to Chicago hen a stewardess gave him a ole wrillen by Ihe hijacker. Iteming said Ihe note At- landed that the plane fly lo hicago, that be made vailable there and that Ihc lane then take off for Nassau. The FBI said no gun was ound although the hijacker in- icated in his note Ihat he car- icd a weapon. acy, which could carry the death sentence upon conviction oi The plane, Flight 952, was carrying 91 persons. It was en route from Miami lo Chicago with only one scheduled stop, in Pnlm Beach, Fla, Greene was described by the FBI as a "drifter" who reccntl; worked as n film editor in Uni versa! City, Calif. Pilot Carl Lcming, 49, of Al lanla, soid he learned of til extortion-hijack attempt abou TP 1 I rial date still stands Catherine Chichak, Calgary lawyer lion Ghitter and Ed- monton MLAs Leslie Young and Julian Kozjak who have no qualifications whatsoever to serve on a task force on agri- culture. 'You could take the knowl- edge these four have aboul agriculture, put it together and you wouldn't have c n o ugh knowledge to put on the head of a pin." The statement, Mr. told the House, was attributed to an anonymous agriculture critic in the Socred ranks. "The Socreds maintain that (ask forces were set up just to give all government back- benchers n job and that the taxpayers should not he paying their expenses to run across (he country doing the story continued, Mr. Amerongcn, tlie speaker, ruled that whether the news- paper account was libelous was a matter for the courts, not the legislature since the statements were made outside the House. LATEST BATTI.F, Monday was only the latest in a series of battles over the all Conservative special study committees set up this year. Social Credit MLAs launched their attack at Ihc start of the current sitting, branding Ihe task forces partisan and in di- rect violation with tlie philoso- points of order again to try and detract from what I said initially, that one of the failures of the former govern- ment in Ihc field of agriculture was their narrow minded- ness." The speaker told Dr. Ilorner to answer a question with facts, 'rather Ihnn with in- nuendo or flgrumenl." Dr. Ilorner said a mixture oF city and rural MLAs of tho igriculture task force promotes a better understanding be- tween our urban people, our consumers, and our primary producers in the field.' Town appoints new secretary- treasurer Tlie Fort Maclecd town coun- cil Monday hired Arnold Moor- ey as the town sccrelary-tiea- surer, effective Immediately. Mr. Moorey succeeds Sid Bent who resigned from the position the end of March. Ilia first task will be to move the lown offices Inlo tlie old court house. Mr. Moorey was born and educated In Fort Macleod and has operated a farm in the dis- trict since 1017. He Is married and has two daughters. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H Lelhhriilge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonlon Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary...... Victoria Penticlon..... Prince George Karnloops .05 33 26 43 30 52 32 Vancouver 43 VANCOUVER (CIO The July 17 dale set for the trial of Thomas Scallen and Lynian Walters, top management of the Vancouver Canucks, still stands. Provincial Judge Larry Eck- ardt set July 17 is the trial date when Scallen pnd Walters were remanded without plea on April 4. He said for a new trial dale had lo be made before April 17. No application was made. Tlie two men arc charged with theft of about million from (lie National Hockey League club's corporate organ- izalion, Scallen Is president and Wal- lers is vice president of Medi- cal Investment Corp. of Min- neapolis, the U.S. company known as Medicor. Mediror. controls the Canucks through a 60 per cent share holding in Northwest Sports Enterprise Ltd. phy of equal npporlnnily in the new administration's Bill of Rights. Last week the Socreds blast- ed the nearly in expens- es for Ihe lask forces, tabled in the legislature. Last F r.i ri a y, Opposition cader Harry Strom charged rcmier Peter Lougheed had rnken House rules by appoint- g 14 members lo Ihc agricul ure lask force, when rules say nly 11 members can be ap- oinled without a vole of the cgislature. The accusation touched off RCMP force switches lo Raymond HAYMOND (HNS) Mayor llobert Graham announced to- day that Ihe town of Raymond will be policed permanently by the HCMP. The switch to TICMP from municipal police was made (or economic and service reasons. The town baa been on a testing system, on a trial basis, since April 1. The cost for the eight months remaining in 1072 will be 100. Sixty per cent of Ihe total cost will come from govern- ment assistance grants. ft will cost an additional per month (or office facilities in Lelhbridge. The police force will work out of Lelhbridge and there will be no office in Raymond. "We have been very pleased with the way Ihe system has been working and it will con- tinue on R permanent Mayor Graham said. Govl. to 'promote' talks on grain handling problem OTTAWA Justice Minister Olio Lang says the governinenl is going to "promote" discus- sion on the problems involving grain handling and transporla- lion. Mr. Lang, minister responsi- ble for the Canadian Wheat Board, told the House of Com- mons Monday that the "whole general subject" assessed by Ihe government In .1 slill-secret, wide-ranging Investigation Into the industry will be discussed in Ihe "fairly" near fulure. The minister was answering a number of queslions- on the grain sllualion including one from Rod Thomson who wanled to know when the report was going to be made public. Mr. Thomson said by making the study public, farmers, MPs and the public in gencraf would be ablr lo examine it and make suggestions for improvement to its recommendations. Mr. stressed trial while moves would be made soon in- volving the study, it has no real bearing on current grain trans- portation problems which have been by harsh winter condilions. The eliKly hai already become controversial siibjccl. Some 'ople fear it will recommend a mbslantial shake-up and ration alization of the grain handling Industry. The government has insisted Ihat it will not Iry li force any radical changes !f flu industry is unwilling lo accep them. Miclieners to lour coast in destroyer OTTAWA (CP) Gov.-Gcn and Mrs. Roland Michener hopi lo tour Ihe British Columbi; coast in an armed forces de- stroyer May 22 lo June 4, Government House spokesmai said here. Details of the trip have no been finalized, the spokesma said. But It Is being planned be- cause it is a part of Canad "that hasn't been visited fo sometime hy the Governor-Gen eral." The Michoncrs took a similn cruise along tha East Coaa about a year ago. Saskatoon Regina...... Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal El. John's Halifax...... Charlottelown Fredericlon Chiraqo..... New York Miami...... Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Honolulu Home...... Paris....... London Berlin...... Moscow..... Stockholm Tokyo 42 35 46 53 51 52 43 42 SO 71 '12 115 7B 90 70 57 54 59 40 64 38 21 16 2C 33 35 34 32 29 25 55 43 63 53 51 62 67 43 43 54 41 52 37 31 7-1 57 'OHECAST Lelliljridgc, Medicine II a t. Calgary Torlay antl Wed- nesday: Mainly Bunny. Winds W20 and girsling lo 35 along (he foothills. Highs today JS- 50. Lows 25-30. lligha Wed- nesday near 55. ColumMn, Kootenay To- day nnd Wednesday: Sunny with cloudy periods. A few showers in the Columbia dis- Wednesday. Highs both lays 45 lo 55. Lows tonight 20 to 25. MONTANA East ol Continental Cloudy with snow sliowcra soulll portion today while sun- ny at times north portion wilh scallered snowfllirrics. Clearing tonight except cloudy extreme south. Continued cool today and louight. Wednesday paiiiy cloudy and n little, wanner. Iliglis loday 35 lo 45. Lows tonight 15 to 30. Highs Wednesday 45 to 53. Wesl u[ Continental Variable cloudiness with scat- tered snow showers mostly over mountains today through Wednesday. Continued cool but a little warmer Wed nesday. Highs today 35 lo 45. Lows u> night 15 to 25. Highs Wednes- day 45 lo 55. MLAs travel expenses to he reviewed EDMONTON (CP) A sug- jestion that Hie whole system of compensation for MLAs travelling to their constituen- cies from Edmonlon be review- ed was approved hy the Alber- leglslnlurc Monday niglil. Tlie suggestion, by Grant Nollcy, leader of tlie New, Jcmocralic party, came dur- ng debate on a government motion which would have the standing comniitlce on priv- leges nnd elections review Ihc legislature's rules in many areas. Mr. Notley. (he member for Spirit niver-Fairvicw, said the MLAs should get out "of the borse-and-buggy era" of bus and railway transportation. Members now receive free passes from a major bus com- pany as well as the railways in Ihc province. The govern- ment does not pay for these passes. Mr. Notley apd other MLAs said problems are often en- countered when a has lo get to an oullying riding in a hurry: 'he bus or train often is loo slow. Members now receive a ses- sional Indemnity of S4.BOO, as well as non-taxable ex- penscs and SIS for each day they aro present in the legisla- ture. Mr. Motley's proposal was approved, in a voice vole, as an amendment to the govern mcnt motion, recommending the slnnding committee "re- view MLAs' Iranspotlation ar- rangements." Y SPECIALS! SPECIALS I AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES EASY TROL SEED AND FERTILIZER DRILL AND PLANTER FILL SYSTEM SEED IXTRA ACRES A DAY AND ELIMINATE BACKACHE PLOW AND HARROW AS YOU GO WITH A MID-WEST HARROW MOUNTED QUICKLY AND EASILY WE WILL ACCEPT BARLEY AT AND WHEAT AT PER BUSHEL WHILE STOCKS LAST OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY courtTEsv or AMA mostly bare. Brocket has a Highway 2, Canvay-Cardslon, moslly bare. Cardslon to Nan- Ion, covered with packed snow, slippery. Highway 3, Grassy Lake lo Lethbridgo is Lcthbridge lo Ihin layer of packed snow. Brocket to the U.C. border is covered with packed snow and is slippery. Highway 4, mainly hare to Coulls, however there is a covering of packed snow from New Dayton to Milk River. Highway 5, few slippery sec- tions from Lcthbridge to Wa- terton. Highway 6, Pincher Creek lo Is anow covered. Highway 23 is snow covered. Highway 25 is moslly bare from Lethbridge to Picture, Dulle. Norlh of Picture Bulle, highway is covered wilh snow. Highway 30, Taber to Scan- dia is snow covered. Highway 52 and 61 are bare. Highway 62, Magrnlh lo Del Bonita is mainly hare except near Del IJonita where il is snow covered. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, C a 1 g a r y-Banff, 2 inches of new snow, poor vis- ibility, very slippery. Tinnff- Ttcvclsloke is bare and dry, Ilanff-Hadium and Banff-Jas- per highways are reported bare and dry. Snow tires and chains are mandatory w h e n travelling over any mountain road, or any ski-access roads. POUTS OF ENTRY, (Opening snd Closing Coull.1 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m, to G p.m.; Del Donita 0 .in. to C p.m.; Uooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Kinfisgale, B.C.. 24 hours; Porthill Rykerls 8 a.m. to midnight Chief Mountain clojcd, Wildborte, 8 a.m. to t p.m. ;