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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Herald LKTJIBR1DGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1972 I Tories PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGEJ weather ronau exp storm m o u n BODY FOUND Police hove found the body of Mary Ann Plett, (left) 29-year-old mother and real estate missing since Sept 15, and searched necr Edmonton Thurs- day for Gail McCarthy, 23 (righl) who disappear- ed while on her way lo work last Nov. 14. Mrs, PleU'-i remains were found near For I Assiniboine about 75 miles northwest of Ed- monton. (CP Wirephofo) ngrv ivoinan. s By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) An angry woman and a frus- trated Maoist occupied much of the attention of the Commons Thursday, Both provoked some laughter, although neither was funny. The molhcr was Grace Maclnnis vcr-Kingsway) who said when speaking against proposed new baby b'jmis. system: "This u, not a war on jwvcrty the government is conducting; it is a war on women. H is a war on Ihc family." The Maoist was Fred Ferdman, 23, who disrupted the question period by shouting "down with U.S. im- perialism" and throwing leaflets on the floor of the Commons. In (he second case MPs laughed at (he interrup- tion and went on with their work. Opposes plan In the first case Mrs. Maclnnis, only woman in Ihe House of Commons, coped with interruptions and laughter from Ihe oilier members as she spoke feel- ingly against Ihe family allowance plan which is de- signed to provide larger payments to the poor and nothing to the rich. Mrs. Maclnnis was joining general opposition crit- icism of (he proposed family allowance bill that would remove (he universality of payments. It was the sixth day of debate on the bill. The NDP has moved (hat it not be read a second lime and that existing legislation be amended to increase payments while maintaining universality. Heal Caouetle, Social Credit leader, announced Thursday night that his group would support the NDP amendment. Jack Horror (PC Crowfoot) also said he would support it. the first Conservative to do so. Mis. Maclnnis said that wilh one stroke of the pen tho government is depriving one million mothers of a Family allowance cheque I hey had counted on for sucli things as amenities of life, school supplies and higher education. Rely on clicque ff Welfare Minister Jnhn Mnnro knew anything -tlwnjl Lhe of "lie vrmlrl know that HIP family nllmvanro r-lierjnn llin only money l.liey liave lo rail llioir rum, tluit, they can rely on nt all limes.'1 "II makes n tremendous difference wlien they (hat (hey can always have that cheque at (heir disposal instead of having lo go to sometimes stingy husbands to ask for an allowance there arc a great many stingy husbands in tins country. ''Some women have lo go and and they aro not going to forget it." Mr, l-'ordman, v, !m has lip.en living in Vancouver after routing to Cnnarln in 1960, was rushed out of fhc public gallery afler his outburst, questioned by security authorities ami escorted out of the building by burly Mr loir! rrporlnrs IIP bring for hrinp fl member of [lie Comnnnii.st Parly of Canada and [or opposing U.S. imperialism. A certificate from Salic-ifnr-CScncral Jean-Pierre (rover nnil justice minister and for- mer immiprrjIJnn minister, ''labels me a Ihrcat lo (ha national he said. He added that it gave no grounds. His leaflets said lie was being deported for po- litical reasons. Later, he before an immigration appeal board hearing which reserved decision on his applica- tion have his deportation order T LONDON (CP) Britain's militant rail unions have offi- cially bowed to an order by the recently-established Industrial Relations Court to end a disrup- tive slowdown in national train wrviccs. The rail tinioas' decision Thurs- day night came only hours after the same court had levied a fine against the Trans- port and General Workers union for contempt of an earlier order. The latest move is viewed ini- tially today as a decisive vic- tory for Prime Minister Edward Heath and the Conservative governments their battle against increasing wage de- mantis accompanied by strikes and slowdowns. However, at least one local organization in the rail unions )ins indicated unwillingness to nhr.y (he instructions from union lenders. It probably will be sev- eral days before it becomes clear how much resistance of this kind will lake place. In any case, it will he at least two or three days before train services return lo normal. Under the court order, a 14-day cooling-off period begins as soon as normal operations have been restored. EDMONTON fCP) The Progressive Conservative gov- ernment easily defeated a mo- tion of non-confidence early this morning. On a motion by James Hen- derson Lc- due) to reduce the municipal affairs budget of million by (he cost of the government's task force on mu- nicipal affairs llie govern- ment survived 30 to 20. Minutes earlier in committee of the whole, the vote was 29 lo 18, but (he opposition demanded a recorded vote. S'l'OKSIY SCE.VKS Premier Peter Lougheed at- tended only a few minutes of the stormy repeat of argu- ments surrounding his govern- ment's controversial use of gov- ernment MLAs as task force, members who receive ex- penses. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said government MLAs will receive a total of in expenses for serving. Mora than half that, will be for MLAs dealing with munici- pal affairs. The Social Credit opposition lo the so-called task force supported by Grant Notley, leader of the New Democratic Party is that they are gov- ernment caucus committees, and no expense payment should be made. The government easily sur- vived its first non-confidenca vote last month also on the task forces. TAYLOR SHOUTS Dr. Hugh Homer, deputy pre- mier and minister of agricul- ture, defended the use and ex- pense of the task forces saying the government is saving more than from the expenses for research of the previous government. Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- heller) said the Conservative backbenchers on the "task force are simply part of a great family compact." He said C o n s e r v a t i v es charges about patronage in So- cial Credit days were meaning- less. "Clean up your own back he shouted at one point. Opposition leader PI a r r y Strn i said he had no argument with Ihe committee concept until ttie point they received expenses "for work that MLAs are paid for." IS S miffed at Canada By VICTOR MACKIR Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA U.S. Secretary nt fhe Treasury John Connally is apparently still miffed with Canada over its approach to the trade negotiations and will not he attending the International Monetary Conference of tho American Bankers Association lo be held in Montreal May 9 to T'lnancr Minister John Turner had been looking forward to meeting Mr. Connally at the meetings and possibly engage in conversations that would help restore the good relations be- tween the two countries. In the Commons Thursday op- position members asked Ihe fi- nance minister if he could ex- plain why Mr. Connally was ap- parcnlly snubbing the. Canadian based meeting. Mr. Turner said all he knew was lhal bis name appeared on Ihe program as one who will at- tend and so does the name of Connaliy. He had no further information. However reporls coming out of Washington indicate that Mr. Connally lias said he cannot at- tend. He has offered the excuse that the Montreal conference dates clash wilh a conference of Latin American finance minis- lers and lie feels Ihe latter take priority. Canada will be repre Denied at that conference. It will be Ihe first time an American s c r r c I a v y of Ihe treasury has not been at the im- portant meetings since they were started in Ihe Reports are that Mr. Cnnnally is still unhappy v.ith Canada and despite Ihc agreement reached bclwecn Prime Minis- ler Pierre Trudeau and Presi- dent Kicliard Nixon, last week, lo gel the stalled trade talks started again, Ihe treasury sec- relnry is passing up Iho Mont- real Governor of the Bank of Eng- land Sir Leslie O'Brien is to be one of the influential bankers attending. Others include Man- aging Director of the Interna- lional Monetary Fund Pierre Paul Schweitzer and Andre de Lattre, deputy governor of Ilia Banque de France. Seen and heard About town ANIMAL LOVER Boll Gall showing he has a wav with cals Phil Blakclcy claiming visiting Russian sci- ienlist Viktor Dragavtsev will soon be speaking better Knglish than him .Hay iMarPhoi son marking off (lie days on his calendar until he goes on holidays lo old Vienna, IUNAR tIFT Artists'! conception shows [be ascent stage of the Lunar module, Orion, lifting off from the moon with the Lunar Rover Vehicle, carrying an earth- controlled color TV camera and two-way c ommunications set, at riaht. Descent stage of Orion will be left on ills moon, when the as Ironauls lift off lo begin their journey back 10 earth' ______________ ___________ (AP Wirephoto) aws QUEBEC fCP) Proposed legislation to end the Quebec public service strike received s e c o n d in the national as- sembly hours after it was introduced. Dabale on third reading started immediately. The bill, which would order about striking govern- ment-paid workers to end their 10-day walkout e f f e c t i v e at a.m. Saturday, passed second reading by a vote of 65 to 15 in Ihe 108-seal legislature. Premier Robert Bourassa in- troduced the bill Thursday, say- ing is enough." The province-wide w a 1 k o u t has closed most schools, severely curtailed hospital services and government operations and shut ttown liquor stores. The Unite-Quebec party sided with the Liberal government on the second-reading vote. Credi- tistcs and Parti Qucbecois members opposed Ihe legisla- tion, claiming it represented pure dictatorship. As (he votes were being counted, about 50 supporters of the striking workers deposited a coffin before the legislature building which they said sym- bolized Ihe dealb of Ihe right lo strike among public servants as a result of Ihe bill being de- bated. The lull, introduced Thursday after Ihe government obtained an emergency debate on the. strike, would order the strikers back to work at a.m. Sat- urday. It contains stiff fines for any- one who refuses to go back lo work, recommends that workers ignore Ihe legislation or ham- pers the relurn to work. The naljonal assembly was expected to sit continuously unfii the bill passed second and third readings. In initial union reaction, Won Charbonneau, president of the Quebec Teachers Corp. and a common front leader, said Ihe law could mean the end of un- ionism in Quebec. Too common front of Ihe striking public servants was ex- pected to make its official re- sponse to the legislation early today. The bill prohibits any strike action or slow-down by public service teachers, non-medical hospital workers, liquor board employ- ees and civil June 30. It provides for fines ranging from S50 to S250 a day for work- ers refusing lo return to work and fines from lo a day for unions, employers and their officers who recommend that workers ignore the legisla- tion, or who stand in the way of work resumption. Nurses sentenced terms QUEBEC (CP) -While Mr. Justice Georges Pellelier of Su- perior Court was sentencing three Montreal nurses to six- monlh jail terms and fining them each Thursday, 18 oilier hospital union officials sentenced by him Wednesday were released in another couii. The union leaders all wero senleiioerl for violating an in- junction ordering maintenance of essential services in spe- cial-care hospitals during a province-wide strike by son.two public service employees which began April 11. The injunction was issued March 23, the day of a 24-hour strike by the public service workers. Their sentences were from lltroe to six monlhs each and their fines ranged from lo All 13 officials served one night in jail Wednesday before they were released without bail by Mr. Justice Anloine Rivard of the Couri of Appeal. SKIN STATEMENTS Before Ilieir release, they signed written statements prom- ising not lo take part in any strike action until (he court has ruled on their appeal requests filed Wednesday. Thursday. Mr. Justice Pelle- lier senlenced three nurses from Notre-Dame dc Lonrdes Hospital 10 six-month terms but delayed application of sentences unlil 5 p.m. today so (hat the. nurses would not have to spend a night in jail before they file appeals. A fnnrlh nurse was fined but was absolved of a jail lerm because of health prob- lems. Govt. easing amphetamines controls Ilrrnld (Hl.-nva Jiurcnn OTTAWA The federal health department has decided lo ease its planned roslrictions on Ihe use of amphetamines in Canada, il was learned Thurs- day. And same representatives of the medical profession are con- sidering pushing for even more of a by the govern- ment by challenging Ihc right of Hie federal government even lo implement the controls an- nounced in February for amphe- tamines. According (o sources, some representatives of the Canadian Medical Association will at- lempt lo argue wilh Ihe govern- ment, (hat Iho practice (ami (bus Ihe regulation) of mc'licino is totally within provincial juris- diction. They believe the provincial colleges of physicians and sur- geons, which license and police doctors, .should be given the re- sponsibility for controlling and monitoring the prescribing of drugs Ihe federal government decides .should be severely re- stricted, sncli as wilh amphe- Tho federal gnvornmonl is ex- pected to reject this argument and argue that it has Ihe right in this case to protect the public from a serious drug abuse prob- lem which has developed with- out significant control as a re- Milt of self-policing by Ihe. motti- ral profession. As a result of consultations with representatives of the Ca- nadian Medical Association in Ottawa in recent weeks, (lie government has decided to ex- pand its list of disorders for which amphetamines can ho tiscd as treatment, once Ihe con- Irols come into effccl this fall. In llie original announcement of tiie controls, Health Minister John !Munro said amphetamines a I I e ri pop pills and weight-control lie restricted to treating two rela- tively rare disorders, narco- lepsy and hypcrkinesis. There arc an c.stimaled 100 to 2fjO victims of narcolepsy, who face the problem of falling into uncontrollable sleep. There arc several thousand liyucrkinelic children who have a brain damage Hint causes hy- pcractivity. The health department has decided to allow short-term treatment of a number of oilier relatively rare disorders, possi- bly including depression, Par- kinson's disease (for alleviating the rigidity of and bod-well ing It will not allow amphetamine use for weight ronlrol or as stimulants. Doctors will still he required lo obtain permission from the health department and verifica- tion of diagnoses from specified doctors before Iliey will be able to use amphetamines, under thn HOUSTON- 'AP) Apollo 18 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke stepped onto s rocky plateau today to begin man's first exploration in the mountains of the moon. Young's footfall, tho ninth human imprint in ttie ancient lunar dust, was recorded at a.m. EST. Duke followed him down the ladder of the landing ship Orion five minutes later. "Here you are mysterious and unknown Descartes, highland Young said as he touched the surface. "Apollo 16 is going to change your image." The explorers hope in (his mountainous Descartes region to find evidence that volcanoes once erupted beneath Ihe lunar surface, sculpturing mountains, canyons and plains in the form- ative period more than four bil- lion years ago. An antenna problem on Orion prevented a television camera from relaying pictures of their first steps on the moon as was the case of previous lunar land- ings. The astronauts were to erect (heir own portable antenna on the surface to make later televi- sion possible. Young and Duke, who almost had Ilieir landing cancelled Thursday when astronaut Thomas Haltingly had trouble with tiie command ship Casper were awe struck by the land- .scape of mountains, craters and desolale desert-like terrain. SIGHT "It's absolutely Duke exclaimed. "There are rocks all over the place." "Fantastic, Young eaid. "There's a big hole over there; I never saw such a big the Apoilo 1G commander commented. "It's probably 10 metres deep." lie said the landing site waj 'Beep smooth and couldn't have been better. "Anyplace else around here and we'd have landed on a great big he said. The explorers, eager to get started today, quickly ran through their suit-up and "check lists and moved outside ahead of schedule. They tic pressurised the cabin so flisl it matched tiie outside vacuum and after checking with Mission Control in Houston Young said: "Okay, let's go." As Ihe Apollo 1C commander stood on Ihc hateh stoop he ex- claimed: "My golly, how beauti- fil! There is a big SET l'l> STATION' During Iho seven-hour excur- sion, Young and Duke planned lo set up a nuclear-powered sci- ence station and to drive Iheir battery-powered moon car across an undulating plain to inspect two craters, named Spook and Flag, for evidence of volcanic activity and other lunar secrets. Mission Control (old Young and Duke before thev retired Thursday night lh.it one of Iheir moon walks might have to he cancelled and their lime on the surface shortened because of a Into landing tliat resulted from an engine problem in (he com- mand ship Casper. Afler a night of study, Mission Control determined there was enough w.iler and power aboard the lunar craft Orion to support the full stay on Ihc moon of 73 After rcjoiiiiiii: liie command ship Hie aslroiwuts planned ,111 extra tw-o days conducting ex- periments in lunar orbit. Tha new flight plan calls for them (o eliminate one of those days and lo fire back louard earth MOD- da.- night instead of Tuesday. Splashdown in the Pacific will be Thursday, a day early. ;