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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE 1.ETH9RIDGE HESAID Tucirfny, April 18, 1975 POLE-SITTERS Problem iludonls and student problems crop up in Tho Nether- lands as well ui In North America, il seems. These pole-sitteri ara niring their feel- ings about hunger in Africa. Tho scene is in Eerbeek. M'LA's sou dies of injuries RKG1NA (CP) -The 14-year- uld son of A. W. Engel, New DomOL-ratic Parly member of (hi- Legislature for Notukcu-Wil- Inw b u n c h, died in hospital here. Randall Clalr Engel was in- JUIIM! in a single car accident on a rural road near Woodrow, Sa-ik., about 125 miles south- west of Rcnina. Clock stops OTTAWA (CP) Time stood still for nearly an hour on Par- liament Hill Tuesday morning as public worKS employees checked emergency pov.Tr sup- plies in Hill 1) u i 1 d i n g s. At a.m. EST the Peace Tower clock, which chimes regularly on tlie quarter Liour, was stopped. It started again at 9 am. The clock ilsel: :s an old mechanical one, hut relics on a regular jolt from an elcciro magnet to keep its huge pcndu- lum swinging. Hegiiueiil to test skills OTTAWA (CP) Tlie 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regi- ment, will conduct a battalion- group exercise in the Churchill, Man., area May 3 lo 21, the de- fence department announced here. Code named Northern Hom- blcr, the exercise will test the London-based unit In northern operations. bill protects municipal heads Turkey pressures U.S. for new opium-ban deal EDMONTON (CP) Calgary MLA Cicorgc Ho I-crn says ho plans to intnxlncc a private member's bill in the legislature ivhich would grant parliamen- tary immunity lo elected mu- nicipal officials and free them [rom the threat of legal pro- ceedings. The Social Credit member said in an interview the pro- posed legislnlion would improve [he government given to resi- dents of Alberta municipalities. 'The inlercsls of citizens can- not be fully looted after unless councillors are given the priv- ilege of parliamentary immun- ity." Mr. Ho Lem's bill proposes changes in the Municipal Gov- ernment Acl to protect officials (rom arrest, imprisonment or prosecution for matters discuss- ed during properly constituted council meetings. Under existing legisla lion only members of parliament nnd provincial legislatures en- joy such immunity. Girls may join cadets OTTAWA Girls and young women may soon join the hitherto exclusively male Cana- dian Army cadet ranks. The board of governors of the Army Cadet league of Canada decided unanimously Monday at its annual meeting to admit girls to tlie -in.OOIHnember or- ganization made up of males be- tween 13 and W. Col. UT. J. Brown, one of Ihe governors, said he could not predict when the first girls would be admitted. The decision must first be referred to the de- fence department and Parlia- ment for change in the Na- tional Defence Act. League president E. Howe said uo one was sure how the decision would work out. It was prompted by pressure from ca- dets and girls themselves, he said, Order autopsy iulo death HOBBEMA (CP) An nul- opsy has been ordered lo deter- mine the cause of death of Al- vin Nepoose, whose body was found in a lield on the Dow fndian reserve near this town 35 miles northeast of Red Deer. IUIIM rvpi v ui hu Z. 4 at fibre eta Dul ra uiid un in ingli Frwa nmri Tto fibic ffji CM b.i Cnvfhurtt ol Ihi iVilrtii Iflbtht A. Hie (ibric boJ or tx cia bt t rm HitL it works: M fcw wwtdi hn ibt btfti ipttd jirrfanvinct. nut hK- ten rndnibdtr. rmj rnid mm B tignifif trlff. Some common tire terms explained: M if ftronq imt r rubbtr vj ftbrc. M of ra till ATLAS Specia Pnce FROM ATLAS MK. II SALE PRICES-BLACKWALL NYLON BELTED Gel il irn beryefri el bitted tormruLtron ind uw, with ouf popular piktd btlttd lire now or Alia MX. 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DART r.'rWtRICX VAiiAPir NOVA S3 COUGAR MUSTANG CI1EVULE CHtV., FORD FIUICK.OIOS. wrHC MOriTEORLO 39' 29" 41' PffaE Ljyin B) fl iriU (jferk rerdi urtd ofib y> rutLcr ind nmrvnfj jciea i T'l it vvleul trot mi n biid tifTtty} (hi tin SftU: Lrrin nl FlbrK V U 1 fr? fl1 tKTWTW Of inciu w5frrbi Inid QUISTANDING VALUES IN ECONOMY TIRES. TOO. ATLAS ATLAS STANDARD GRIP SAFE 1-PLY NYLON____fMH 4-PLY NYLON FROM tit S a rfi For r. Ibi Srij GUARANTEE CREDIT Pul your purcrusa on your Esso Crcdil Card. Then choose the pay- mem plan ihai suiis ytw Esso GREAT ATLAS TIRE SALE You'll have to go along way to beat it. By HAU'II JOSKPH Cl1 Curcspimilcnl TEHRAN (CP) lias been puiting out hints re- cently through tiic press and oilier channels thai its deci- sion to ban the culivation of poppy as of tliis fall could be reversed if the United Stales is not forlhcomiiig with more resistance to compensate the fanning families being effected by the ban. T h o ban was announced last June by Prime Minister Nihat Erim after three years of prodding from Washington, which claims thai CO per cent of the heroin that makes its way inlo the United States comes from the opium pro- duced in Turkey. The cur- rent American olfer lo assist- ance stands at million, but Ankara says it will need million lo compensalo the farmers, though sonic offi- cials have admitted privalely Ihal this was "an extreme bargaining ixisilion" and thai Turkey would actually settle for less. At any rate, the Turk are not happy with what the Americans offer. Tlie whole issue of elimi- nating opium production in Turkey has been charged with conlrovcrsy since it began in 13G8. Under pressure from the United States and Iran, Ihe government of Snleynian De- inirel launched :i four-year plan to cut gradually Ihe num- ber of opium-growing prov- inces. Originally 21 ol Tur- key's C7 provinces produced Ihe stuff, but under the pro- gram the number was cut to 18, then nine and finally [our last year. TOTAL QUANTITY UI' But what has u n g e r c d American officials involved in negotiating the plan was that while Ihe number ot opiuni- pnxlucing provinces w e n I down in this period, the total quantity of opium produced in Ihe country actually went up. Turkey's opium crop last year was reported to be Ihe biggest on record, and for Ihe current crop, expected to be har- vested about June or July, the government is said to have issued double the number of licences it did last year. This development may have vio- lated Ihe spirit of Ihe 1908 arjreement, if not exactly Ihe letter. The present crop Is being grown in the western prov- inces of Afyon, Kutnhya, Dur- dur and Isparta, counted among the largest producing provinces anyway. The Turks are, in their turn, hurt by the American stance. Many have argued that dnig addiction is an internal Amer- ican problem. Afler all, Tur- key has no opium iiddictiou problem of her own. FI.AVOHS F0011 Tlie Turkish farmer cart- not understand the American attitude to bis cultivating opium. Tlie drug ilsolf is used as n medicine by Turk- ish peasants, and also to en- hance the flavor of sonia food. lie cannot understand that his drug, sold on the black market at ?50 a kilo, against 510 to paid to him if he sells to Ihe government, goes via Beirut lo Marseille in France where it is converted inlo morphine and heroin. The pressure of Erim lo lift the ban is coming from (ha Turkish right-wing-dominated parliament and the right-wing press, who probably want lo go on record as having op- posed Ihe ban for the benefit of the peasant voters. It may be to counter this pressure that Erim Is having, in turn, to put pressure on Washington lo boost ils offer of assistance. For whatever reason, his government has leaked to the press that it would have lo compensate the farmers at the rate of a kilo of opium sold to tlie gov- ernment after the last har- vest. Air Canada's income up despite ''poor' year OTTAWA (CP) Despite generally "disappointing" year, Air Canada had net income of after taxes in 1971, compared with a loss of in 1970. The airline's annual report, presented to the Commons Mon- day, also says tolal operating revenues exceeded S300 million for the first time, being last year and In 1970. Operating expenses were last year and in 1970. Non-operat- ing expenses, such as interest on debts, were million in 1971) and million last year. The company reported return on investment of 4.6 per cent last year, up only .1 per cent from 1870. "Air Canada's return of 4.G per cent on investment is inade- quate on the very substantial capital invested and in no way compares with a standard of 12 per cent which has been deter- mined by the United States reg- ulatory authority to be accept- able in airlines." The report, .signed by chair- man Yves Pralle, said opera- tions of all North American air- lines were hit by the general economic decline of early 1971, but were helped by returning consumer confidence in the last part of the year. "The rotating strikes con- ducted In July by Air Canada members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had an un- favorable effect on traffic and revenue during this busy pe- Ihe report said. INCHEASE WAS LOW "Excluding 19C9, in which there was a month-long strike, he increase in revenue was the lowest annual growth rate recorded since the company was organized in 1937." Passenger miles remained roughly constant at 6.-1 billion, but passenger revenues in- creased by six per cent because of domestic, Atlantic and Carib- bean fare increases. Tlie report said Air Canada is "particularly vulnerable lo in- flationary pressures" since 42 per cent of its total operating expense goes for salaries, wages and employee benehts. The number of employees de- creased from in 1970 to in 1571, but Ihe costs of salaries, wages and benefits up five per cent. Aircraft peraling costs went up 22.B cents per a ton mile (rom 22.3 cetits, The airline reported satisfac- tory results nnd consistently high load factors with its daily Vancouver-Toronto non-stop Boeing 747 service. The 747 lias 3G5 seats. Air Canada did not, however, make any decision on purchase of four Concorde supersonic air- planes for which it has made a tentative order. At Dec. 31, 1971, the Air Can- ada operating fleet consisted o( three 747s, 38 DC-8s, 36 DC-9s, 20 Viscoimls and one Vanguard, Day of ihe hero is gone Nine killed in Uruguay gun battle MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) An army captain and eight men believed to be Tupa- maro guerrillas and Communist party members were killed Monday in a gun battle that raged around a parly cliMHcl headquarters. The deaths brought to 21 (he number of persons slain since Friday in the declared "war" between leftist Tupamaros and security forces. Residents report Ihe latest battle erupted about 4 a.m. army patrols intercepted a car full of guerrillas in the heavily populated Paso Molino district, five miles from the centre of Ihe cily. They gave this account: Some shots were fired and the Tupamaro suspects sought re- fuge in the local Communist party headquarters where army reinforcements rushed in. At least two persons were slain as they sought to leave or enter the building. One was Identified by z neighborhood youlh as flnlicn Lopez, a mem- ber of Ihe Communist party. Some Communists were in the building, apparently to defend it from right-wing extremists who threw bombs at four Communist party local offices Sunday. Censorship, Imposed when congress declared a 30 day "in- Icrnal war" apainsl the Tupa- maros on Saturday, barred local newspapers and rmlio stations from reporting the fight. OTTAWA (CP) Canadians have ceased worshipping polili- cal leaders like Winston Church- ill, Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy says television per- former Roy Bonistcel. Mr. Bonistecl, host of the CBC program Man Alive, told more than 200 political leaders, diplo- mats and church laymen that the new heroes are ordinary people with a concern for oth- ers. lie was speaking at the an- nual national prayer breakfast. Prime Minister Trudeau and Opposition Leader Robert Stan- field read portions from the Old and New Testaments and Dan- ish Ambassador Arne Bogh An- dersen, dean of the diplomatic corps, gave the prayer for the nations. "The day o! (he hero is gone, thank said Mr. Bonistcel. "The making of the hero must cease." While many people had wor- shipped ChurchMl, Roosevelt and Kennedy for their words and aclions, some of their decda had left serious burdens lor tha world. Young persons now were posing questions about the as- sumptions of the older genera- tion. They were showing a com- mitment lo serve other people. "They arc a new kind of hero, though we don't recognize them ns Mr. Ilonistcel said. These heroes could be tha community organizer who works lo inform Gibers about their rights, or children who walk in the Miles for Millions program. Tried to hijack train EAflLE, Ark. (AP) An armed man was arrested for drunkenness after he apparently attempted to hijack a freight train, authorities report. Daniel Deoca, 38, of Memphis. Tenii., had jumped from one freight car lo another and was within two cars of Ihe engine when lie arrested Sunday, Deputy Sheriff Don Smilhson of Crittendon County said. The deputy said Deoca told him he was "going lo take (he train to California." S m i I h said Deoca was charged wilh public drunken- ness and carrying a concealed weapon, He added Ihal Deoca was not charged with hijacking (he train. Deoca lolrl arresting officers ho wanted lo go lo California Find remains after fire at Sundre SUN'DRH (CP) Police re- ported Monday they had found what appeared to he human re- mains in the ruins of an area house destroyed by a wccWend fire. Hugh Allan Willard, CO, was believed Ihe lone occupant of the building seven miles wosl of Sundro. and take his five children back to Memphis, where lie works in a glass laclory. Track belting case delayed SAN DIEGO, Calif. preliminary hearing for Stanley Sanderson, a Canadian charged with accepting weekly invest- ment.1; on horscracing at 1M tracks in 10 countries, was post- poned Monday until May 17. Sanderson was reported con- fined to his home in Burlington, Ont., with a broken leg, Deputy District Attorney Jim said. Sanderson has been free on bail since being charged wilh bookmaking, grand theft and selling to the public investment contrncts without first qualifying with the state of California. An estimated 30 persons In the San Diego area were alleg- edly involved. Uircnz said Sanderson flew between San nnd Phoenix, Ariz. Ill said an investment of MOO would be repaid under a written rl the rale of SGO a week for 16 weeks for a total re- of or an invest- ment of would lw repaid at weekly for Ifi weeks. No ftefmdl in ronlractcd pay- ments was rcporlcd. ;