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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETIIURIHCt HERALD WcJneaelny, April deterrent UTOK STKICKKV ;ilinvc. Icli'vis inn ni'lnr islio portrays "Cliarlcy MVavrr." suffc-ird n licart M ;i car nn llir -Siin IVnunliiio Tire way nciir Cnviiia, C.il. Tho hospital said Ilic actor, tifi, H'Nlins riimliitUlily In (lie corn n an1 cnrc unil. tr liiis lippn appear ing recenl iy on Ilic ilnylime trie vision show Hollywood VIM I 1 minislnr v, ho IUIF pul tlit- cm-' phasic on kcc-pinji ostl of prison, ns one of UK- CM nnus fur which thci'e should bi> tlc- teiTDiU sentencing. "I liave to flilmil I IKIVC no sympathy at nil fnr kidnap- Mr. Goycr (old I lie Com- mons justice com mil tee. He lumped it heroin traffick- ing as a planned enterprise cur- ried out with cloar objcdives. "II i? the most repugnant of crimes." lie said. An associate said hilcr Mr. Cover's remarks in part re- flcclod his di.splonsm-fl with the National Parole Bonrd'.s deci- sion to give early release1 to five men sentenced to lengthy terms for the kidnapping of Toronto socialite Mary Nclles ill 19G9. Mrs. Ncilcs released mi- ll armed after a heavy ransom was [nil up hy her husband. DKCISION Parol Hoard chairman George SlivoL has doforulcrt the release of the kidnappers, say- ing tliey are unlikely lo commit a crime Mi. Coyer raid the majority men sent to prison need, treatment and rehabilitation. But IMJ placed heroin traffick- ers, out for Ma fast buck" de- spile the damafle Ihey were doing, and kidnappers in a dif- ferent, category. "Yon can't release this type of he said. "What they need is en exemplary sen- tence." Mr. Cover also Lold the com- miUec Ihat: Pensioners have reacted more favorably than the gen- eral public to a plan, still in (he early stages, by which carefully selected prisoners would be boarded vilh pen- sioners who accepted them on a voUmlary bnsis. Tbe day parole plan of the penitentiaries service is work- ing out well despite the focus of sttLMition on prisoners who Fail lo honor the terms of leave. Of released during Ihe Ktislcr holiday only two failed to conic back, o 99.7-per-cenL success rale, he said. Alberia is branded haven for anti-labor employers TORONTO (CD A Brilish crackdown o T. unauthorized chark-r flights between Canada nnd Hritain ha.s led lo three Brilisli inspectors checking flight, schedules here, a flight Information seivicc executive EDMONTON' (CD Unem- ployment Is ba.sis for al- most every organiztxl art of re- bellion in this Hoy Jamlia, president of Ilic AI- berta Federation cf Labor, said i here. He supported the Canadian Labor Congress which he said lias "consistently warned tne 1 federal government o[ Uie con- j sequences of its deliberate pol- j icy of holding the line on infla- tion regardless of the inevita- bility of that policy leading to further unemployment." He told delcgales to the fed (.'ration's annual convention that changes to the accredita- tion section of (ho Alberta La- Sadat to hold lalks with CAIRO (Reiner} Presidcnl 'They're out to cut the charter business lo .lohi, Duplessls of Charter said. "I've never known (lir heat so !jad.' The British Kovermnenf for Acwar Sadat, who (lies lo Mas- several months has heen tough cow Thursday for talks So- on charter riirjiits violating rcg- viet leaders, vowed Tuesday illations of Ihe Imcrnalion.nl Air j night to lihemle nil Israeli -occii- Transport AsFncialion picil Egyptian territory liy this largely Ixjcanse some firms time next year. have hren earning passengers' Making one of his strongest on cheap chartnr flights who speeches since taking office Ifl have not qualiiicrl [or these months ago, the president snicl through In a chart- the hour to fight will come ering i.rpaairaiion for a stipu- shortly and "ive shall wait in laied time. [jalience. silence antl dctermina- The trade department lion to drive hack the Israelis. has demanded the membership who thought they could spread lists of about 40 Toronto clubs havoc in the area JusL because a and the names and addresses of major imperialist power like officials. j America is protecting them." bor Act dealing with Joiul cer- tification of employers In col- lective bargaining "so blatant- ly favors the employers that the government does not even Iry to hide it." Mr. Jamha expressed (ear Ihat the provincial government has allowed management, to "propose so-called minor changes" while telling labor there vrill be 110 changes in leg- islation until 1972. The Board of Industrial Relations would be allowed to funclion at its will if these changes are implemented, he said, Alberia is a "haven for anil- labor employers" and t h e spread of employer-dominated company unions, he said. There had been excessive abuse or legal procedures hy whose efforts to make a mockery of any legislation to protect workers "borders on Ihe unscrupulous." "If the new government, falls lo heed the pleadings of work- ers for just and equitable laws, we must assume tho existence uf a conspiracy of the business establishment of this prov- ince. "It is lime for the organized workers in Alberta to demand that will ensure just- ice and CYCLONE KILT.S 2 SILCHAFl, India (Router) A cyclone ripped through the Cachar district of southeastern Assam during the night, and first official reports said at least Lwo persons were killed and 1.200 houses were de- slroyed. Presidential primaries won by McGovern and Humphrey L J By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senator George McGovern swept to landslide victory in Ihe Massachusetts presidential primary Tuesday end Senator Hubert Humphrey won easily in Pennsylvania, ns Democra- tic voter djalt a crippling double defeat to Senator Ed- mund Muskie. But Muskie said he was In Ihe White House race lo the end. McGovern had 50 per cenl of the Massachusetts vote with 50 per cent of Ihe voting district.'! counted. The South Dakota scn- alor called it "a really spcc- lacular victory." Muskie finished n far-back second in Massachusetts, and managed only a third-place showing, a little ahearl of Mc- Govern in Pennsylvania, where ho concentrated his campaign. Alabama Gov. George Wal- lace ran a startling second in Pennsylvania, after staging a one-day campaign. Massachu- setts gave Wallace eight per cent of the vote in partial re- turns, just ahead of Humphrey. NEXT CLASH IN OHIO Ne.xt Tuesday, McGovern end Humphrey confront each other, Muskie and Senator Hen- ry M. Jackson of Washinglon in an Ohio battle for 153 con- vention delegates. Muskic is from Maine and Humphrey from Minnesota. It was clear Ihat after the fifth and sixth of H scheduled primaries McGovcm had over- taken Muskie to become the na- tional leader in committed delegates. It will take votes (n choose n nominee at the Miami Beach convention. It appeared McGovern would have after Tuesday. Pennsylvania awarded Hum- phrey tbe first major presiden- tial primary victory in his car- ter as a While House cam- paigner, which dates back a dozen years. Humphrey v.on Pennsylvan- ia's presidential preference race with 35 per cent of the vole. McGovern and Wallace were gaining 21 per cent, .Mus- kie 20 per cent. 'Inal contest was not binding on Pennsylvania delegates, were elected separately. In Massachusetts, there were scattered v.ir-in ballots (or Sen- ator Eduanl Kennedy, who de- clared onre again Tuesday lhal he will rail he a candidale for president in 1972. President Nixon swept (be day's only Republican compe- tition, In Massachusetts. COLOR PORTRAIT SPECIAL 1-8x10 4 A .95 MOUNTED STIU CONVENIENTLY IOCATED AT CROSS STUDiO Phones 328-0111 -328-0222 A BOY AND HIS WILD FRIEND Cheetah, a 2-year-old red-tailed hawk, and Jeff Smylrie, a 14-year-old Toronto boy, hava been friends iinco ihe boy found Ihe bird it was foo young to fly. Now It perdies on his head or shoulder, hakes flying lessons, and eats meat out of his hand. Jeff has applied for permission lo keep Chce- lali permanenlly. (CP Wirepholo) 'iiment to stay reserve tax plan-Hinman By fillECr McLNTYRF, fleraNE Legislature nureau EDMONTON Uie 'rtentativeness'' of the provincial government's proMced tax on oil reserves in Alberta, former Social Credit treasurer Ted Hi n mail prcdtcls the tives will stick with tlie plan. It's unlikely the Lougheed adminislralion will change Its mind and increase oil royalties, he said. Mr. Ilinman (SC Former United States slave celebrated 130th birthday RARTOW, Fla. (AP> Former slave Charlie Smith, thouphl to be the oldest living American, celebrated turning 130 with the first birthday party ol his life. Senator Lawtoti Chiles (Dem, Fla.) dropped by the concrete Mock house where Smith lives alone to shake hands wiUi the man bora In 18-12. Smith horn in Liberia and kidnapped at age 12 with a boatload of other blacks and taken to New Orleans for sale in (he slave market. His name then was Mitchell Watkins but a rich Texas randier named Smith bought the yovmg boy and changed his name to Charlie Smith. Charlie helped care for the Smith family's children unlil slaves were freed hy Presi- dent Lincoln in Smith was then bounced around the West as a cowboy. KAN STORE AT Smith also worked as a log- ger and finally, afler he had hit age 100, the ex-slave set- tled in Florida. At 109, lie was running a small in Polk City. At Charlie was scaling ladders and picking cilrus in control Florida proves. H was then that Smith's employer asked for a social security card. Charlie had none. The social Spring floods not expected lo severe EDMONTON (CP) Flood- ing conditions in Alberta are Tint (n he as severe this spring as they were last year, an environment "depart" ment spokesman said Tuesday. A. M Mu.stapha, a rpecialist will] (he division of flow fore- casting nnd engineering, said Ihe lighter snov.fail of the win- ter ami more gradual melting Ihi.s spring likely keep most rivers at a controllable level. "Mast of the rivers have rrndy hit I heir peaks and are nriw receding. AlllioiiRh there is slill snow in Ihe Peace Riv- er nnrl Grande Prairie areas ue don't expect any scnous problem There was extensive flooding last year in Ilic Paddle antl Frcemnn rivers in norlhwesl- crn Alberta. The .silualion, h o v: ever, "eonhi change overnight if v.e have n fair hit of finrnvfali Mr, MusLapha said. security administration did sonic checking and said that most of the facts about Smith's oge nnd background could be backed up. Smith's marital hlslory is somewhat clouded, but he says he has been "married three times and never di- vnrced." Charlie walks without a cane, sees reasonably well without glasses and hears all right v.ilh an aid. He can nei- ther read nor write and lives mainly off his social security cheque. Auto union would vote for Kennedy ATLANTIC CITY (AP) Senator Edward M. Kennedy addresed the convention of the l.'1-million-mcmber United Auto Workers Union and went away willi an informal presidential endorsement. Kennedy was intcrupted fre- quently by applause Tuesday during lus 30-muiule speech and was mobbed by delegates as he tried to leave the hall. After Kciinedy's departure, delegate Charles VVhite of Lords town. Ohio, rose and moved that the convention en- dorse Kennedy for president. UAW President Woodcock noted that Kennedy has steadfastly removed himself from consideration as a presi- dential candidate. Ted Kennedy make the decision to make the effort to become president of the United States, I would have no difficulty enlisting in that he added. Woodcock, along with most top UAW officials is personally committed lo the presidential campaign of Senator Edmund Muskie. The UAW president nsked Ihe delegates: "Can we interpret Ihe molion as saying that should Ihat decision he made by Sona- for only he can make that decision-that the UAW it ready lo cnlLst in his cause.'' A straw vole was taken show- ing nearly unanimous support for Ihe motion. In his speech, Ihe Massachu- setts Democrat attacked Ihe economic policies of President Nixnn and particularly persis- tent uncmnloyrncnt. "It's all because (his man (Nixon) i.s more concerned with the closing pr-cc of ITT lhan te is v.ith tbe take-home pay of (ho American Kennedy said. Study new facility for mentally-ill EDMONTON (CP) Attor- ney-General Mcrv Fallen said Tuesday night som? mentally- Ill people are "more ol a threat to the public than people In our correctional Inslltules." Because ol this, he told ilic legislature, Iho Government is studying the possibility of building a secure facility (or the menlally-lll people who are judged a threat to themselves or to others. lie was speaking during com- mittee study of his depart- ment's SM.l-mllllon 1972-73 spending estimates. GAMBLING REVIEW Mr. Leitch said there Is also a need, to review all areas of legal gambling In the province, where there are some mnjor problems, with a view to pro- viding licensing and control that would "Cure practices that are harmful." Gambling was an area on vvMch a close watch had to be kept to make sure that It is being nin honestly. Mr. Leitcli said there Is a need to review (he existing sys- tem of Issuing licences for lot- teries and sweepstakes. Some people were calling for more control because several groups have had difficulty In selling tickets and meeting commit- ments. JUDGES PAY FIIKKD iMr. Leitcli also announced that provincial court judges will get a 25-pcr-ccnt salary in- crase this year, There is 000 In the estimates for the Increases. The salary o[ full-lime, le- gally-trained Judges will go up to n year from judges those with no legal training, will get a increase in addition to the 2i> per cent. Replying lo R claim by Grant Notlcy" Tlivcr- Fairview) that the province's legal aid system Is cumber- some, the attorney-general said radical changes would bo pre- mature. The program was relatively new and it would take a while to "work out the kinks." The government was also watting for details on a proposed federal legal aid plan. Mr. Leitch also told the House a "fundamental change" has taken place in the number of people sent to jail In Alberta now compared lo the 1969 fig- ures contained in Ihe contro- versial Matthews report. lie said preliminary figures indicate people received summary convictions In 1971, down nlmost 50 per cent from in I960. A primary cause was a change in legislation allowing intoxicated persons to bo pick- ed np but not charged, a change made subsequent to the lime period studied by Ihe uni- versity ol Alberta professor Victor Matthews. Mr. Matthews' statistics led him to conclude Alberta's legal system was the most punitive in North America. Mr. Lcilcli said It neces- sary to compare changes In the rest of Canada. criticized as "ektremely unreal istic" a statement by NBP Leader Grant Notley that the government should be able lo raise million In revenue from oil reserves. In a position paper Monday, Bill Dickie, minister of mines and minerals, announced that the government favors a tax on crude oil reserves that should raise fSO to sso million for the provincial treasury in 19T3. The government invited oil companies, the public and oth- ers lo react to the proposal at hearings in Details of Ihe proposed tax were not outlined. The government hopes lo make n decision by July 3D. snicl the minister. Legislation could be passed at the fall sit- ting to make the tax effective Jan. 1, The tax on oil re- serves proposal docs not apply (o natural gas or coal or oil from oil sands. Mr. Dickie said natural gas revenues be considered at hearings in June aarl a deci- sion reached likely by fall. MAJOR STEP The proposed tax on oil re- serves was billed as "tbe first major step in a peneral review of the oil and gas policy in ef- fect in Alberta since 1SC2." The government's 10-year policy on both oil and gas royalties is up for review this year. The minister said the current ceiling on ciil royalties will be lifted from oil leases cS (he leases expire, but the govern- ment does not favor a general Increase in royalties at tins time. Mr. Ifinman, the opposition's mines and minerals critic, said Iho government proposal is "a unique approach that i.s entitled to a fair chance.'1 lie said the public will accept the proposal because "the public generally fools should bo more money [rom Ihcir natural resources, but they really don't care how this h done Mr. tlinman discounted criti- cism by Stan Milncr, president of tbe Independent Petroleum Association of Canada who said the proposed tax woldd severe- ly limit Ihc economic growlh of the province. Mr. Ilinman said Ilic oil in- duslry official showed a nat- ural concern in his remark for rising cosls in his business, but will probably accept (be final decision by the government. MODIFY I'OMCrrS Mr. llinman predicted that the Tories will modify policies to suit the de.-iics of the pe- trolciun Industry. He said Iho Conservatives arc unlikely (o alter terms of current oil contracts with Ihe oil companies until they expire because sonic of (lie early con- tracts signed with big firms like Imperial Oil, Gulf and Shell, arc the mot.1 lucrative. However. Sorrncl said an area that Mill rccjuire more (bought is (he govern- ment's proposed policy lo cs- empt. (or up to live years, (fix- es and royallics on new dis- coveries. "Tliis Is not going lo be as great an incentive lo new de- velopment as anticipnlcd. It will be an incentive to drill where a bin; strike is mnclc, but not an incenlivc lo explore areas where there Is less hope of heavy ho nddcd. Weather and road report SUNHISF. THURSDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge Pinchur Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Jasper Banff Calgary Victoria Pcnticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Itcgina Saskatoon Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericlon Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Honolulu Rome Paris ___, Berlin Amsterdam n 5; SG 55 58 51 52 49 57 CD EO VI 51 66 Gi 58 43 42 52 51 35 40 50 51 C3 71 77 C6 B2 01 52 57 41 46 I. Pre 33 34 30 2il 29 S3 32 3Z 43 3a 42 27 29 27 33 33 .01 27 27 38 G3 .16 51 57 62 71 4G 37 34 37 Moscow ..........45 32 Stockholm ........46 3D Tokyo 63 54 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine ITat- tonight, brisk vvimk, lows 3D-35, sunny nnd warm Thursday, liighs GS-70. Columbia: Today and Thurs- day mostly cloudy with periods of rain. Occasional wet snow noi'lhoni .sections tins morning. Ili.L'ns bofh days 50 to 55. Over- night near 40. Kootr-nay: Today sunny vrilh cloudy intervals, lliglis near 60. Overnight lows 35 to 40. Thurs- day: Mostly cloudy, chance of rain in the afternoon and eve- ning. Highs near CO. Montana East of C'nnlinrnlnl Divide Cloudy with 6 few showers ex- treme southeast mostly fair and mild remainder today and tonight. Increasing showers western mountains clearing southeast portion Thursday. Warmer. Highs today 45 lo 55 cast .rn to 65 west. tonight 30s. Highs Thursday 55 to 65 east 65 lo 75 west. WrsL of Continental Parlly cloudy and mild today and Thursday a few show- ers tonight and Thursday. Highs today and Thursday 55 io 65. Lows tonight 25 to 35. THE CROWN 400 Depcndoble Rugged Tough To pick oil rocks to liie. THE CROWN ROTARY Conlinuoui rock picking Power required -10 H.P. Picks oil rocks 1" lo 1.1" Obtain further information From Mr. Kon Dicksan at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Lethhridge Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M TODAY COUIlTIiSY OK AJ1A All highways In the hridgo district are hare end dry. Highway I Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. There are 75 per cent loading restrictions on the following; highways: Highway 61, from 12 miles east of Ihe junction of Highway 4 to foremost and (rom 1 mile- south of Forcmosl lo Manybcr- ries. Highway B2. from Mngralh lo Del Fionila. Highway 3. from Grassy Lake lo Medicine Hat. Secondary road from Higinvay 2 lo (he [icily River Bridge near Glcmvnod. Secondary road 879 from 3 miles north cf Foremost to 10 miles norlh of Forcmosl. POP.TS OF EMTItY fOpcnlns ami rlnslnc Tlmc.'il: Contts 2-1 hours; Carway 9 a.m. lo li p.m.; Del Ronila 0 .m. lo 6 n.m E.G. 1, a.m. io 6 p.m.: Kmgsgiiic, il.cj., 24 lyiurs; Portnill Ilykcrls 8 a.m. to midnijjht. Chief Mountain closed ffildhorse, 8 a.m. lo S p.m. ;