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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta LXV No. 117 LETIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CISNTh TWO SECTIONS 28 PACKS Police suspended OTTAWA (CP) Removal of RCMP initials from buildings and patrol cars has been halted, said a state- ment issued Thursday night by the prime minister's office. The statement said Prime Minister Trudcau had announced the decision at a meeluig in Alta., ''in response lo many representations" sent to him and lo Solidlor-C-eneral Jean-Pierre Coyer. He referred lo a public controversy centred in Western Canada about a move-attributed lo an HCMP decision in LOliil lo have the initials liCMP removed from patrol ear.s and buildings in favor of the word jiolice atop the RCMP coal of arms. Former prime minister John Diefenbaker was a leading opponent of the move, which peaked in par- liamenlary discussion some weeks ago. The Trudeau slalement released here said: "The high stalure enjoyed by Ihe RCMP in Can- ada and Ihroughout the world is a matter of pride to all Canadians. The government is determined not to permit any issue to detract from that prestige. "The dislike of the new signs by Canadians west- ern Canadians in particular has been communicated lo us clearly. Ami we have listened." Grain flow faces woe OTTAWA (CPI Canada's Irouhlcd western grain handlvng system will soon face an unprecedented woe- lack of ships lo move grain from Vancouver, Dclmar Pound, head of the Canada tlnnn Commission, said today. Throughout January, February and March Ihe grain pipeline was clogged by snow in the Kooky Mountains. Ships piled up in Vancouver harbor. That problem has gone 011 for the last 10 years and will continue for another 10, Mr. Pound told the Commons agriculture committee. Now, however, record grain sales and the trans- portation system will soon present a problem never before faced. There soon won't, be enough ships to carry the grain away. The problem comes at a time whrn (be gram handling system seemed on the verge of overcoming winter difficulties, drain spokesmen said earlier this week in Vancouver shipments should reach a record 300 million bushels from that port; that tracks through 'he mountain wore clear; that there was plenty of manpower lo handle grain. Controls quulily Mr. Pound, licad of the commission which ad- ministers government, elevators and controls the qual- ity of Canadian grain through a .system of grades and weight, said grain cleaning should be done on both the Prairies and at Ihe ports. Slowdowns in this winter caiiFcd in purl grain had lo he cleaned ai. Van- couver. Mr. ToiJii'! I-VIKI jimin mm pa nips prdcr lo vliin iiivYannl pr.-iin mmrilrU' v. ilh cracked kernels fr.rl rir.ffy there was a market for the leftovers on llu; C.ia.-M. There was not the same market for (in the Pacific. Jack KniTier (PC Crcmffmt j agreed. (Srain com- panies gel the EC ings free, yet sell them when Jliey are .separated from grain on the coast. The companies farmers only fur clean grain, (locking payment for screenings. on storage c" Mr. round stiid rnnimi'nl.s could ho inaile for sides nn (lie idwi nf Prairie grain lorminals Hint. vmild i-fjidy fjrain for iininrdiatc sliipment lo boats at ports. .More grain could move through the system if it elcanc'd prioi- lo pcn-i storage costs coukl he On the other kind, lie said, there would be added costs in shipping (.'rain from to central lermm- oi> NIC I'rairic-s. Mr. I'duml declined rnmmcnl on n suggestion by Cliff DoHiicy (I'C-Hallk: River I that Prairie wheat pool elevators, ului onn half the elevators at Vancou- ver, hypassiiiR hulk loading facilities at tlic port in favor of their own conventional lending terminals. Only two companies at Vancouver, Vancouver Wharves and Neptune Terminals, arc able lo handle grain in bulk from unit trains, unloading cars whiie they remain coupled with olhcrs. TRUDEAU AND OLSON Prime Minister Trudeuu strolls wilh Agriculture Minister Bud Olson oJ Edmonton International Airport Thursday before flying by helicopter to Edson, about 120 miles west. (CP Wirephoto) South Vietnam SA1GOX Troops of four North Vietnamese divisions spearheaded by large columns of tanks smashed through South Vietnam's northernmost defence line today and sent government forces reeling toward Quang Tri. Dong Ha. eastern anchor of the defence line, was overrun in the eight-mile Communist ad- vance. That is the distance be- tween Dong Ha and Quang Tri, first major objective of the Farmers' Day legislation planned KDMOMTON Thr, government intends to pass an order in council shortly pro- claiming Friday, June 9, as Farmer's Day in Alberla, Edu- cation Minister Lou Hyndrnan said in the legislature Thurs- day. It will be an annual school holiday, he said, except in dis- tricts (hat request yn excep- tion from the proclamation. Such requests hut! already been macfc by a number of school districts, including juris- dictions in Fdmontoii, Calgary, l.ethbridge. Medicine Hat and JJed Deer. northern offensive- The Com- munists now arc at its outskirts. Two bases southwest of Quang Tri were abandoned under heavy North Vietnamese shell fire, amounting to rounds in the last two days oE the re- newed offensive. The United States threw the bulk of its air and naval power into the battle in efforts to avert the fall of Quang Tri, 19 miles below the demilitarized zone. AP correspondent Uolger Jen- sen reported from Hue that U.S. planes and helicopter gunships bombed and rocketed North Vi- etnamese tanks on two sides of Qunnt; Tri. Sonic U.S. and South Viet- namese officials have said that capture of Quang Tri is possi- bly a part of a grandiose plan (o annex South Vietnam's two northernmost prov i n c e s nf Qnmig Tri and Thna Thien, Nvhicli includes Hue. The old imperial capital. Hue is 35 miles south of Quang Tri. Coach fired LOS AtWKLKS (AP) Los Angeles Kings luclay fired FrctJ Glover, their fiffli in ns many IS'ational Hockey Lrague seasons. Will they stiff tjo wifci itj Statns when an vncfecfared war ends? Trudeauin KEMEMBEK Su n d ay, April 30. a.m. Turn clocks ahoiul one liour for DAY- UfillT SAVING Ownership statement Tuesday OTTAWA (CP) The govern- menl's long-awaited policy Btalemenl en regulation of for- eign owners-hip of Canadian in- dustry will be announced Tues- day, Ihe Commons was told loday, Revenue .Minister Herb Gray, .TUtlnir of a bulky study on which the cabinet, baser! il.s pol- icy decisions, set the date in an- swer to a question. Prime Minister Trudeau as- signed Mr, Gray in 1969 to study the extent, impact and policy implications of foreign owner- ship. The commission was brised on growing pressures in Canada to si em or rol! hack growing domination of Canadian business by foreign-owned cor- poral ions, parlicularly U .S. companies. wron KDSOIS', Mia. (CPi Prime Minister Trudeau came lo this central Alberla town Tliursriay and gave a crowd of about his views on bilingmilisrn and national unlly. At Parkland composite high school, lie was asked by a stu- dent v.'bat was "really the prob- lem in Quebec" regarding sepa- ralism. He said: believe in national unity. As you know, the peopla from Quebec who are elected in Ottawa wove elected: ou a federal mandate. "They were elected because they were fighting against sepa- ratism. But it is not. enough to .say that, you have lo act so that noliody wanLs (o separate.'1 Mr. Trurlean said his col- leagues Mho vrere. elected went lo Ottawa lo show Quebecers (bat the federal government "is indeed Uicir government, that it is not just a government of Kng- lish-speaking Canadians for English-speaking Canadians.1' MARKS HIM WONDER He said that when the govern- ment, hears from the West that there too many Quebecers in Ottawa, and thai the govern- ment, is doing too mucli for Quebec and not enough for the "we wonder do you peo- ple know wlial you are "We want more Quebecers (o be in Ottawa, This is the only way that Quebec will look to Ot- tawa as ils na'iona! govern- ment..1' The reason for .separatism that seven out of every 10 French-Canadians in Quebec can't speak English. "Now imagine that you people had a government in Ottawa and seven out of 10 of you here, who can't speak French, would go to Ottawa and you would bo met there by ministers, MPs, policemen and deputy min- isters who couldn't speak to you in English. "You'd come up there with a farm problem or with an in- dustrial problem or a loan prob- lem a fid you wouldn't be able lo communicate with Well you know it wouldn't take you five years to say, 'This isn't our government, they don't even un- derstand us.' "You talk of western ahena- lion now because you don't fee! you're loved in Ottawa but at least we don't love you hi your own language. "Quebecers might have been loved in 0 11 a w a but (hey couldn't understand. STATUS AIM The government's aim, be- cause 70 per cent of Quebec's Trench-Canadians don't speak English, is to make Ottawa "a bilingual government.1" "So this government told you licre in Alberta I hat we're French-Canadians, we've come to Ottawa and we're going tu make the damn place1, bilin- gual." Mr, Trudcau said about BO per cent of the top civil service jobs are held Ity English-speak ing, Canadians but ''we're making progress and as long as wo make progress there won't foe separatism." "As long as people in Quebec ran look !o Ottawa ami say, 'That's my government and ran communicate with won't have, Health bill monster rears its head lly MtlNTVflK rieralrt Staff U'riler ing has replaced education as tiic major profilem for rnenl budgeting, and is heeoin- ing a "monster that threatens to d c v o u r the for- mer health minister Jim Hen- derson declared Thursday. Alberta has the highest per capita cost for hospital beds in Canada, he said during debate on spending roiininlcs for the department health and so- cia! development in Ihe legisla- ture. Mr. Henderson iSC Vvetn- skiwin-Leduc) said the hospital construction formula in Alber- la was set up when the fed- eral government contributed a larger prnporlion of the costs, but today Ilin provincial gov- ernment pays close to 100 per cent. The Alberta govern ment must set a basic minimum on the number of hospital beds allowed per population, and if local authorities want more fa- cilities, they should he forced to contribute Inward them. Neil Crawford, minister of health and social development, agreed with Mr. Henderson that federal participation in health programs has resulted in "accelerated costs T h c minister projwsed I h e federal government completely and leave the prov- ince with authority lo tax lo pay for the programs. "Rut so long as the present system of c o s t-sharing exists, we're prisoners of it and wo might as well take what bene- fits we cnn have." he said. There is no new hospilai Ixvl construction planned iu ta for the next five years, said the health minister. "We are a m o s I at the sat- tirntion point in active hospital hods and have the highest av- erage in Ihe However, Mr. Crawford srm] some extended care facilities arc to built at Calgary and Edmonton. In o i h e r remarks, he said Elaff is to he increased at Al- coholism and Drug Abuse Com- tnissiim offices nt I.ethblidgc fliirl I led .1. .T. (IKOKGK MclLIlATTII Former ministers OTTAWA tCP) Two former Liberal cabinet ministers art? expected to he on a list, of new- Senate appointments named by Prime Minister Trudcau. Appointment of retiring MI1 George Mcilraith, former solk'i- lor-general. and .1. ,1. CJreenr, former resources minister recu- perating from a stroke, was ex- pected o u Parliament llifl Thursday. However, an announcement from the prime minister's office (lion filled only one of the 14 Se- nate vacancies- Widow Mar- garet Nome of Truro, N.S., prominent Nova Scotia Liberal, was named to one of the four vacancies from that province. It understood that the government wanted to give maximum -impact in Nova Sco- tia to Mrs. Nome's appoint- incut. Henry Hicks, former Liberal premier of Nova Scotia, is ex- pected to be among Senate ap pointments announced soon, possibly todav. Reference lo the expected ap- pointment of Mr. Mcilraith came in the Semite Thursday. Senator Eugene Korsey Ontario i asked whether the an- nouncement bad been rnaikv Senator Paul Martin, govern- ment leader in the Senate, said it would be improper to sr.y anything before an announce- ment from the prime minister's office. js new From AIMlIftTKn BELFAST fCPi The JJrit- government made new con- cessions to Northern Ireland's Roman Catholic minority Thurs- day and the leader of a militant Protestant group threatened the of force to thwart any union with the Republic of Ireland. The peace overtures Included the end of the nine-month ban on political parades, pardons for those convicted of organizing pucli parades since Christmas, the freeing of 22 more men In- terned without trial on suspicion of belonging lo (he Irish Repub- lican Army, and the withdrawal of 1500 more British troops. A total of 155 suspects liavc been released since Britain look control of Northern Irrlam1 March :M. leaving (Kin still in tc-rncd. The troop withdrawn! left snlrliers in Hie Norlli. Among Ihe protest amnesty worn Devlin anrf another member (he Hmise uf Commons from Xorthi rn li elanil, Frank McMnnus. Both were under fix-month jail sentences hut iiad not been arrcMcrt. The internees set free included IRA hero Sean Kccnan, In London. Ihe leader of the Vanguard movement, ;t hard- line Protestant group, warned: "We are not going lo surrender. We will go to any lengths, even to the use of !Seer> and heard SKXATF: APPOINTMENT Margnrct I. Nnrric of Trnro, N.S. has been appoint- ed (o thr Senate-, I ho prime minislrr's offico armoniirrrl fn Sirs. Norrir. is fifi. About town lr A n d y Arulrc.icliuk d o w n i n eight plassc.s of water at last night's hospital board nuvi- remarking hn hadn't bad anylhinEi lo ent ,sinro ft ni. Tilfiino ThiicLrr from Secretary bv palling his secretary of piving her flouers illinms sinpinp "rv- oryihins is beautiful" ;iflcr a a of ;