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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 65. The Lethbridge Herald LICTIIBKIDCIK, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APK1L 25, 1971! PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 40 PAGES Soviet-U.S. By ANDREW WALLER MOSCOW (Roller) The United States' bombing of North Vietnam adds another complexity to Soviet- American relations, bul there is no sign that the Krem- lin will call off President. Nixon's visit to Moscow next m on Hi. K anything. Ihc latest upsurge in the Indochina war jwints up the importance attached by the Russian lead- ers to the visit. Since last Wednesday, a 20-man party of U.S. offi- cials has been in the Soviet Union making arrange- ments for Ihc first-ever visit to Moscow by a U.S. president. Informed sources said the group has de- tected no suggestion that the bombing has led to any downgrading of the seven-day visit which starts May 22. The Soviets protested to Washington over U.S. raids on the North Vietnamese port of Haiphong April 16, in which they said four Russian merchant ships were, dam- aged. The U.S. regretted any damage that might have been caused, while suggesting the Soviet Union, as supporters of Hanoi, must share responsibility for (he current North Vietnamese offensive in South Vietnam. Coverage differs Despite these exchanges, press and radio coverages given in the Soviet Union to the U.S. bombing con- trasts markedly with the sort of reports published here a month before Nixon's February visit to Peking. Then a Soviet, newspaper cited U.S. commentators as saying fivn days of U.S. air raids on North Viefnnm (he previous month were designed to bring Hariri to its knees, and so make it easier for Nixon and the Chinese leaders to settle the Indochina prob- lem between them. Now the Soviet press is careful when condemning U.S. actions to blame the Pentagon or "militarists11 and has so far avoided any direct criticism of tha White House. A week after the raids on Haiphong, no pictures have been shown in the Soviet Union of the damaged ships, iioi' any details given of the extent of the dam- age. The most senior Kremlin official so far to criticize I lie raids publicly has been Fyodor Kulakov, a mem- ber of the Communist party politburo. Trips willed off Inevitably, the situation has recalled that changes In (lie tempo of international affairs have twice be- fore led to Hie calling oft of proposed visits to Moscow by U.S. presidents. Iti I960, the shooting down of an American U-2 re- connaissance plnno over the Soviet Urals led then So- viet leader iVikita Klimshrhev to call off n visit by Piwldenl Duiphl Hisrnhower. Eight years later, Pres- ident Lyndon Johnson seemed about lo make, a visit, but Sovirt invasion of Czechoslovakia in August, 13H, caused him lo change his mind. Hut now thnt Nixon has been to So- viet Union's arch Communist is unlikely that Moscow would seek an excuse lo stop him coming here. Dining out by 1980 popular as home meals TORONTO (CD Ry insi dining mil. may be as popular as home cooking, Leslie W. Scott, president of Ihe National Restaurant Association of the United States, predicts. lie told the annual convention of the Canadian lies- lauranl Association that in 1S70 one out of every four meals cali'n in tiie U.S. was away from home. "By the most conservative prognostications, one out of every three will he the slory hy 1976 and by 1931, one out of every two'1 he said. The institutional Food Manufacturers Association in Ihe U.S. has predicted that 50 per cent of all food sold tlicrc v.ill through food service unils rattier tlian grocery stores, he said. James O'Roiirkc of Toronto, elected president of Ihe association, saiil Canadian governments have not Inkcn a strong enough approach to development of the tourist industry. Must organize Ho said tin: industry must organize itseM to speak Hearty and firmly lo government about its needs. Canada needs lo build youth liostel-type accommo- clalion and put together package [ours for younger vis- itors, he Mipgested. One advantage would be its pro- motion of Europeans visiting here when Canadians were iieading to Europe nt the beginning of the sum- mer. He said Canada lias failed lo develop its natural advantages in the tourist industry. It offered country- side he described as "porgcotis" although only (he Laurent inns, north of Montreal, and the Banff-Jasper area of Alhcrla really fell into Ihe developed area. Canadian resU'uranls were not allowed (n serve gome. Trout imported from Denmark and Japan although Canada is one of (he best trout-fishing coun- tries in the Canadian restaurants should be able to featura moose and Canada geese, buffalo and other game, he said. "llnlf the bloody stuff that would be truly ours, wo aren't allowed to soil; Ihe other half v.a don't ovo- mote." Tax on reserves Govt. has new i oil revenu WIPES AWAY TEARS Japon's Prime Minister Eisa-' ku Sofo, right, graspi arm of Shoichl Yokoi, lefl, as the former Japanese Army sergeanl te'ls of his experiences in hiding in the jungles of Guam for 28 years. At bottom, Sato wipes away evoked by Yokoi, who did not surrender at the end of the Second World War. The two met at news conference in Sato's garden in Tokyo. (AP Wirepholo) By KREVENCUUK EDMONTON (CP) Alber- ta's Progressive Conservative- government, unwilling to break contracts which limit royalty rates, came up with a new idea Monday for getting more money from tlie oil tax on crude oil reserves still in tha ground. The oil industry normally ac- counts for more than onu- quarter of provincial revenues. The proposed tax on "the as- sessed value of the right to all minerals in the on freehold and Crown designed to raise million to million in 1073. No rale of taxation is men- tioned in the "tentative natural resources revenue plan'1 out- lined in a position paper tallied in the legislature by Bill Dickie, minister of mines and minerals. Tliere will be no change in the existing oil royalty structure, established 10 years ago by the previous Social Credit adminis- tration. WON'T HIKE RATES Last week, Premier Peter Loughec-d said the Conserva- tives could not increase royalty rates for the majority of pro- ducing wells because the pre- vious government had signed long-term leases which limit the maximum royalty on crude oil to 16'-i per cent of gross pro- Election talk fills air OTTAWA (CP) As top Lib- eral election planners met in se- cret session Monday to plot their strategy, Commons opposi- tion spokesmen challenged (he government to fight an election on economic issues. The Liberal cabinet, said Con- servative Leader Robert Stan- field has broken its mandate and has broken its faith with the Canadian people and it is high time it went." Retorted New Democrat Leader David Lewis: "It is clear that the leader of the Op- BONN (Rculerl West Ger- man Clianccllor Willy Brandt is facing a no-confidence vole in 48 hours which could end his 2'i years in power, hut ho is confi- dent he can survive. Equally confident of toppling him are (he opposition Christian Democrats. They drew up this first no-confidence vole against a Bonn chancellor in German post-war history Monday night only a few honrs after their sweeping victory in weekend el- ections in the key slate of Bad- en-Wuerttembcrg. Under Ihe West German con- stitution -18 hours must elapse before the crucial vole is taken tliis instance on Thursday. Should if succeed in toppling Brandt's liberal coalition, which has ruled since October, 1908, it will also frustrate his two pacts of reconciliation with Ihe Soviet Union and Poland. The pacts, which are due come, before the Bundestag (lower house) for ratification next week, have met with hitler opposition in parliament on the grounds thai they effectively seal the partition of Germany. The 59-year-old chancellor, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just four months ago for his efforts at reconcilia- tion with Eastern Europe, said Monday night on television he awaited the vole "with compo- Captured Uruguayan house leader- freed by terrorists position is preparing to appeal to the Canadian people for a chance to do exactly the same thing as the government has done and of that we have had enough." The leaders were debating a Conservative motion condemn- ing the government for not en- couraging investment or gener- ating enough jobs, Behind closed doors, mean- while, tilt? Liberal national cam- paign committee discussed de- tnil Fiicli us slogans, pamphlets and posters, PA1 GIVKS NO HINT Although Liberal espe- cially Prime Minister Truriemi's mm advis- ers have been urging a June el- ection, Mr. Truflcau himself gave no hint when it would come. Heading the strategy session were campaign co-chairmen Uobort Anriras. corporate af- fairs minister, and Jean Mar- chand. regional expansion min- ister. P r o v i c i a I directors, headquarters workers and rmt- ,sirlc advisers also were al the meeting. Some sources expected Mr. Trudcmi to name the date at tha Liberal caucus meeting Wednes- day, That follows a cabinet meeting scheduled for today. fn the Com m fin s, the Conserv- ative n on-confidence motion was defeated 109 to 78, the Liberals downing the three opposition parlies. due-lion. lie said it miglil be after 1930 before the bulk of production could be freed from the maximum royalty restric- tions. Mr, Dickie said the necessary amendments to tlie Mineral Taxation Act would take effect Jan. I, The initial intention is to assess and tax the right to crude tax on value. As- sessments would be based on the fair actual value. While existing maximum roy- alty provisions in outstanding leases will not be repudiated, Dickie said, all new Crown leases and renewals will be is- sued without maximum royalty limitations. Stan Milner, president of the Independent Petroleum Associa- tion of Canada, said the pro- posed tax would severely limit the economic growth of the province. Mr. Milner said the associa- tion was "quite startled" over the amount of money the gov- ernment proposes to raise through the tax. If the proposal hecomes a reality, he said, "a negative re- action will develop, severely limiting the economic growth of the province.'1 TARGET DATK The target date for establish- ing a plan for natural-gas re- serves Is the fall of 1972. The position paper also says the Athabasca oil sands in north-eastern Alberta, coal roy- alties and other minerals, will be considered separately. Opposition Leader Harry Strom crilicived the new gov- ernment for taking so long to come up with a plan and urged the legislature, to get on with the public hearings so that a de- cision can be made. He said it is apparent, the pos- ition paper assumes the imple- mentation of the proposed min- eral tax will necessitate an in- crease of about J5 cents a bar- rel in (he price of Albcria crude. "It is a mailer of critical judgment as to whether the market will absorb such an in- crease without adversely affect- ing the availability of sales out- lets for Alberta WANTS MOIIK Gran I. Motley, New Demo- cratic Parly leader and (he only NDP member in the legislature, described the proposed tax as totally inadequate and not con- sistent with what the present market will bear. He suggested a tax of iiO a barrel, which would net tlie province 5200 million in 1073. Bob Russell, provincial Lib- eral leader, described Hie pro- posed lax as a logical step and a good move. MONTEVIDEO (Renter) Left-wing Tupamaros urban guerrillas released Uruguayan opposition leader Hector Gutier- rez Ruiz after holding him cap- live for little more than 2-1 hours, members of his family said. 7 'I that Ted Kennedy tliat The disclosure came shortly after the Tupamaros claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Ihe 43-year-old speaker of tho lower house of Congress and in- dicated his captivity would bo short-lived. In a statement issued lo news media, the Tupamaros said they bad grabbed Gutierrez in order lo question a police offi- cial they have been holding cap- tive since February. In a recent statement, the Tu- pameros claimed the official, Kelson Bardesio, admitted he belonged to an anti-guerrilla po- lice "death squad." I'lol lo bomb 21 Las Vegas hotels bared I.AS VEGAS, Ncv. (Renter) A plot to bomb systemati- cally 21 Las Vegas hotels if they refuse to pny S2 million lo an extortionist was revealed Mon- day. MONTREAL (CPi Pros- pects of a one-day general strike May 1 in Quebec's pri- vate and public sectors ap- peared slimmer Monday after a high-ranking official in the Quebec Federation of Labor said he doubts his group would participale in such a walkout. Fernand Daoust, secretary- general of the QFL, said it is unlikely that the 25fl.000-mcm- ber labor Iwxly pnriicipatn because there is not, enough time lo prepare for it. Tile strike suggested hy the Montreal central council of the Confederation of National Trade Unions as a means of protesting the Quebec govern- ment's back-io-work legislation which early Saturday ended an 11-day strike by about 200.000 public service workers. From REUTER-Al' SAIGON (CP) Norlh Viet- namese tanks headed south to- ward Kontum City today after smashing clown South Vietnam- ese defences in (he central high- lands and putting Saigon's troops to flight. Military sources here, quoting latest reports, said tanks had been sighted at the Dien Kinh Bridge three miles north tf a defence line hastily being thrown up by retreating govern- ment forces at Vo Dinh. The bridge was destroyed by government fighter pilots Mon- day after the military headquar- ters at Tan Canh and the air- field and bape at Dak To were captured in a daring tanl; sweep by the North Vietnamese. The (all of the two positions left Konfum City exposed to a fast advance down the road by the North Vietnamese. Ten Americans were reported killed in (he flaming crash of a U.S. helicopter, one of three re- ported shot down Monday dur- ing the South Vietnamese re- treat from Tan Canh and To. South Vietnamese troops were reported (o have evacuated two bases, the last of a string six g o v e r n m e n t positions on "Rocket dominating the high ground north of Kontum. CASUALTIES HEAVY The sources said two South Vietnamese regular army regi- ments from the 22nd Infantry Division and one paralroop bat- talion suffered crushing casual- tier, as the North Vietnamese) opened (heir third major front in their 27-day offensive against (Jie south. Government forces were or- dered to set Lin n defence line across Highway 14 while wavr.s of American B-52 bombers bombed the advancing North Vi- etnamese forces, estimated to number about 55.000. A U.S. command spokesman said 10 waves of the giant bombers, each capable of carry- ing no tons of bombs, hit North Vietnamese positions in Kontum province overnight SPLASHDOWN SITE Mop approximately locatet area in Pacific Ihe Apcilo 16 aslrorvauts ore ex- pected to splashdown Thursday. Also localed1 are splash- down areas of previous Apollo missions, (AP oace T-'roin KFATKR-AP HOUSTON' Chief Warrant Officer Phil l.a- Tulippe passed the. 100-mile mark al a.m. EST today in whtil fie hopes will be a record long distance walk. Averagiug'aljoiit five miles an hour since his 9 a.m. start Mon- day, LaTulippe said lie hopes to go "above anrl beyond1' the 255, M-mile walk record set last weekend hy Labor MP Dick Cr a on a imitorcyclc- track at Liverpool, Eug. LaTulippe, 53, is eating soup, hot honey and water while cov- ering the 4.8-mile route set out at tho Canadian Forces liaso liere, lie held the world walk record last September at 218.65 miles, Inrt last it ID tlio some month when Australian trooper John Sinclair hiked miles with- out a break. LaTulippe is hcing sponsored by (he Petawawa Kotary Club (or about Seen and heard About town pISHERMAN Dave Timms borrowing a friend's fishing tackle and then catching the biggest fish luicc Sinmiip LIo sug- pcsting a diving enterprise to pick op misfircrt golf balls in Ifendersou Lako. was bchiiu! tlie monn and out of radio contact when the ,iMro- nauts blasted out of lun-ir orbit. Eleven minuses later, they slipped around the edge of the moon and Young happily ported: "Coming up like thun- der. Burn completely nominal.'1 A secondary firing control system in Casper's engine mis- behaved last Thursday, forcing a delay in the moon iamling by Young and Duke until it was de- termined that fluctuations in the system were not serious enough to hamper its performance, Jloucver. Apollo stay in lunar orbit was .shortened by a day lo guard against (lie possi- bility of Ihe engine's condition wor.-cnJng. With the 102-second engine burst, Casper was .sent winging away from the moon, ''Man, are we moving out. .nsl." Duke exclaimed. climbing right struighl out from the centre of the planet. It's gel- t i rig srn a Her by 1 he m inu t e. We're going like Old moving down the tracks." As they citme from behind the moon, the astronauts reported all looked well for the remain- ing flfrhonr flight lo splashdonn, scheduled for p.m. EST Thursday, Orion didn't crash into the moon, as planned. Something went wrong uilb Ihe switching process. It's engine couldn't be fired, and it ended as space do hris lo orbit Hm moon. ;