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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FKIDAY 75-80. LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 100 LKTJIBRIOGK, AU3KRTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES State of emergency guards vita! supplies LONDON (Reuter) The Queen signed u proclamation Uxlay calling for a 28-day state of emergency to safeguard es- sential supplies threatened by Britain's seven-day national poil strike. The emergency period starts Search lake for Taber mans body An RCMP air and water search for the body of Edward Peters, 21, of Taber continued at Chin Lake this morning. A police official said Mr. Pe- ters is believed to have drowned shortly afler 5 p.m. Wednesday at a point on the lake about 14 miles south of Taber while swimming. A search party including an RCMP aircraft, a boat and sev- eral skin clivers was unsuccess- ful in recovering the body Wed- nesday evening and resumed Us efforts early this moraing. LIKE OLD FRIENDS-Premier Gerafd Reagan of Nova Scolia g reels Alberta Premier Peler Lougheed at o parly given at Mr. Reagan's resi- dence in Halifax Wednesday for premiers attend- ing the Provincial Premiers' conference, which underway today. Arab unity has been elusive over centuries By CV FOX of Tlic Canadian Press The decision hy I5gypl ami Libya In merge into n single state fullous centuries of futile attempts aimed at promoting unity among various parts of (Ire Aral) Premiers9 meet opens on an optimistic note Disunity lias Ixx-ii a tragic theme of Aral] political life ffincc the period of the medieval crusades against the forces of Islam by the Christian armies from the west. The fragmented condition of UK? Arah bloc in world politics long lias kept it from exerting Hie influence which its numbers and sense of religious dedication would otherv.ise have produced. In recent years this chronic disunity has U'd In re- peated fni-stration in Arab efforts to deal effectively with Israel. Arnh countries such as Jordan and Saudi Arahia find themselves in disagreement with such coun- tries as Egypt and Syria on the crucial issue of Israel. And even Cairo's ostensibly militant approach to the Israeli rjiiestion differs from that of the Palestine Arab guerrillas who look on (lie organized governments of the Arab world the kind of fierce suspicion com- mon among youthful leftist elements in Hie West in their Dealings with conventional-minded authorities here. One of the few voices speaking out passionately of late in favor of a unified Arah front against Israel has been that of I.ihya's chief. Col. Wuammar Kadafi. His support of a political merger between Libya end Kgypt forms part of a greater vision of over-all Arab unity-partly reflected in Uie still embryonic agree- ment for federal tics joining the countries u'ilh Syria. Only this year, however, Kadafi survived a political crisis at home and his general acceptabilily among the mass of Libyans has to be viewed in Ihc light of tlii- extent to which his personality reflects the au.slcrily of one section of the country, the desert-si' ewn soulli. Before his conference with Egyptian President Sa- dat, there were suggestions thai not all top mcmtars of the revolutionary government which assumed power in Libya three years ago were as enthusiastic alxnil unity with Egypt as Kndafi seemed lo be. In fact, far back into ancient times Ihc inhabitants of what now Is Libya entertained a deep suspicion nf, and occasionally open hostility towards, (he Egyptians. Today any Libyan doubls nbout Hie unity project would bo mnnifcslnlioi) not only of this tradition but of unwillingness to syphon off, for the benefit of the far more heavily populated Kgypl, a large part of Iho vast revenues earned hy Lybia from oil exports. On the Egyptian side, there may be doulits about Kadafi like ideas for nn all-out crusade against the Israelis and over Iho very Idea of unification with an- other state follovsing the collapse in the of efforts to merge. Egypt with Syria. Moreover, Iho communique rer.ulling from the Sri- liat-Kartafl meeting leaves the working out of many vital details about the merger lo future discussions. However, the apparent Egyptian estrangement from Moscow and the need to back up President Sadat's promises of effective action against Israel may provo all-important exlra incentives to a political move whicli might twister Cairo's capacity for dealing wild prey- ing domestic problems as well as with (he challenge nf what militant Arabs call "Zionist imperialism." HALIFAX (CP1 Canada's premiers began llielr 13th an- nufij conference today, all .smil- ing, nil apparently opl.imi.slic, and some predicting n success- ful outcome. "Something will como out of said New- f (MI n (1 1 a n ci Premier Frank M cores, as lie dashed into Nova Scotia's legislative chamber for liis first .such meeting. He was followed by another new member of the club, Pre- mier I'eter Loupheod of Al- berta, who was confident that o I h e r premiers would support his concern about rising health "As n new participant at these meetings, I won't make any predictions in advance. But T feel that other provinces will .share our great concern about health Mr. Lougheed .said. "However, T am not going to (aik about concrete rc.sulLs yet because this would oniy raiso false expectations." DAVIS SMILING A s tn i I ing Premier William Davis of Ontario .said he didn't plan to zero in on any particular No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, Aug. 7, n civic holi- day. Display advertisements for publication Tuesday, Aug. 8, he at The Herald by noon rriday, ;itui for Wednesday, Aug. a, by a.m. Saturday, f'la.ssificd advertisements re- rcivcd by a.m. Saturday will appear Tuesday, Aug. 8. item on the nine-point agenda, lie was more concerned with nver-all federal-provincial rela- tion ships. "It's a question of developing a rationale distribution oE he said In an interview. "Through the subjects before us, perhaps wo tan make pro- gress toward this end." Asked a possible On- tario-Quebec common-front on fiscal powers, lie said he was anxious lo work closely with Quebec on many issues, but [lierc is no organized aflack on Ottawa. The premiers arrived at his- toric Province House, one by one, in individual cars. Only Quebec Premier Robert Bour- assa had a police escort. They spent some 20 minutes being photographed and interviewed in the legislative chamber be- Inr tlic doors were shut and host premier G e r.. 1 d Reg" wished them "the wannest of welcomes" to a meeting which is "a much valued addition [o our province's long and colorful Premier Davis has invited the premiers to meet in On- tario in 1974, The 1973 meetings will be held In Charlottetown, Nixon was first on 'enter s Kvacualed OTTAWA (CT) The "sltua- lion luirvc centre for na- tional security in Parliament Hill's Kast Hlock, was evacu- ated for 30 minutes today after n suspicious package was found oulsicfc near a parked car. RfliMP the package away in a closed van lo deter- mine what il contained. UPPER MARLBORO, Md. A diary that indi- cates President Nixon was the original target of an assassina- tion, presumably while on a Ca- nadian visit, continued! as tlio central point today at the trial of Arthur Brcmer, accused as- sailant of Alabama Gov. Georgo Wallace. Defence lawyer Benjamin LipsLtz wound up a gniclling session Wednesday by reading the first 35 pages of tho diary to the jury. Lipsilz, who was to continue reading Brewer's diary today, also put three defence witnesses psychiatrists and n psy- Ilia stand Wednes- day. They painted a picture of Bre- mcr as n desperately lonely young man who, rejected by (ho only girl he had ever rlalcd, dreamed of Incoming important by assassinating either Wallace or Nixon. Bromcr's diary is n rambling IM-pngc account of his thoughts and actions for a two-mouth pe- riod preceding his arrest follow- ing the shooting of Wallace on May 15 al Laurel, Mel. Thn 21-year-old former busboy from Milwaukee has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 17 counts arising from the woiuiding of Wallace and threu olher persons. There were two references to President Nixon in the first 35 pages of the diary. One was a notation: "I need a car to hide the guns in and get across the border. I had to meet Nixon in Ottawa on his ar- rival on the 13th." Earlier, noting that a girl in a massage parlor was looking at his suit, Bremcr said he told her that "it was lousy and just a disguise to get close to Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre (ittyer told the Commons in Ot- tawa June that Brcmer had been seen in Ottawa on threo occasions during President Nix- on's visit April 13-15. Or, Eugene Brody, a psychia- trist who examined Bremcr, de- scribed what he said was the "main crisis" in Hremcr's life: His rejection last winter by a ]0-ycnr-nld Milwaukee girl. Brody said the rejection first led to a plan to commit mnss murders and suicide. When this not carried oul, fcrody said, "his rejection hy his girl-friend was terminated hy his decision to assassinate (he president." acknowledges: at midnight tonight. The action followed warnings from agricul- tural chiefs that the country might soon face a shortage of foodstuffs foi farm animals, es- pecially pigs and poultry. Government ministers hope the dock strike may he resolved by early next week. But precau- tionary steps were taken be- cause the emergency regula- tions must be approved by Par- liament, which recesses next week. This was the fourth slate of emergency proclaimed since Prime Minister Edward Hesth came to office in June, 1970, and the eighth since the Second World War. The proclamation confers powers to maintain "supplies and services essential to the life of the communJty." Precise safeguards vary according to the kind of crisis and will be spelled out later. The fii'st move will be to set up emergency committees in all Britain's ports, now virtually all by an official strike. The official dock stoppage began last Friday after long- shore representatives rejected a new deal on pav conditions drafted with rank- and-file port "A'ow Ihc proposals are ret malted. SIGNED ON Today's proclamation was signed by the Queen aboard the royal yacht Britannia near the Isle of Islay, one of the western isles off Scotland. Agriculture Minister James Prior gave the government, today the latest reports on the looming shortage of animal feed. The scarcity attribu- ted to a late harvest. The government was watch' Ing meal supplies. A trade spokesman said any immediate shortage would likely affect lamb, most of which Is im- ported. But the spokesmri British meat soon should re- place supplies from New Zea- land, where the season IE just ending. Semi-official estimates placed From AP-REUTER BELFAST A terrorist bomb planted on a country road kilted a British soldier today as security forces braced for a vengeance offensive by (he out- lawed Irish Republican Army. He was the first soldier slain since the British Army invaded IRA strongholds in Northern Ireland Monday in a bid to de- stroy guerrilla havens. The army believes the result- ing lull in IRA operations is about to be shattered by a new drive (o reassert the guerrilla authority within Ulsters minor- Roman Catholic population. At the same time, a seventh victim of the terrorist bomb blitz Monday on the County Lon- donderry village of Cfaudy died in hospital. The two latest deaths raised Northern Ireland's fatality toll in three years of sectarian bloodletting to 437. Together with its increased alert for IRA retaliatr.ry action, the army said it is withdrawing some troop carriers because Senate cuts off Viet war funds WASHINGTON (Tieuter) For the first time in its history of growing resistance to the Vietnam war, the U.S. Senate has voted lo cut off funds for fu- ture military involvement in In- dochina. In a series of voles Wednes- day night, Senate doves main- tained a razor-thin majority to deliver a major slap against (he Nixon administration's Vietnam polieies despite intensive lobby- ing hy its supporters. The legislation cuts off funds future American involve- ment in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos four months after it he- comes lau1. The only conditions are that Hanoi releases Ameri- can prisoners of war and ac- counts for U.S. servicemen missing in action. The measure was attached as an amendment to an important billion defence department procurement bill which the administration regards as vital for major new defence sys- tems. TJie amended bill finally was passed 05 lo 2. The fund-cutting legislation is likely lo be blocked in the con- ference committee of the Senate and the House of Representa- tives which works out a final version cf the bill. However, a continuing tussle over the anti-war legislation could seriously delay the bill's final passage. The Senate has previously passed Vietnam troop with- drawal measures but they were "sense of the Senate" declara- tions that did not bind President Nixon to any action. Wednesday night's measure invoked Con- gress's "power of the purse" for first time. million housing program to he announced this month A new provincial housing program, to inject million into tho housing industry in Al- berta, will begin in the near future according to Bob Ory- siuk, executive director of the Housing Corporation. Although details will not foe available until later this month, Mr. Orysiuk dropped a few hints at a meeting of tho Lcthbridge Housing Associa- tion Wednesday. Part of the program will af- fect builders directly through direct lending to them by the AHC. The potential h o m eowner will also benefit by a subsidiz- ed interest rate oa maximum homes. Mr. Orysiuk re- ferred lo a rent-to ownership proposition for persons earning less than a certain income. The maximum allowable in- come will be announced when details are released at a met- ing between Mr. Orysiuk and the Housing As- sociation near the end of Aug- ust. 'Little headway in trade talks' '...everbam From n'A SUING TON (CP) Treasury Secretary George P. Khullz acknowledged Wednes- day that the United Stales has made little progress in Irade ne- golialJons mill its two main trading partners, Canada and Japan, Making his first comments on f'anada-tl.S. trade since lie mrt week ago v.ilh Canadian Trade Minister Joan-Luc Pcpin, ShtiUr. told a news conference: "We were not able to agree on anylhing at all with respect to Hie aulo pact.'1 The aulo agreement, which al- lows Canada (o ship duly-freo cars and parts into the U.S. from Canadian satellite plants of U.K. companies, has bcch at issue in liie trade talks. II forms part of the basis for U.S. complaints that Canada is la an advantageous position eco- nomically In bilateral trade. Figures from Ottawa and Wash- ington, however, paint conflict- ing pictures of that charge. Referring lo negotiations, with Canada and Japan, ShulU said "Gigantic trade imbalances, such as Ihose with Japan, can- nol bo sustained." Rhullz made no comment on any possible schedule of talks with Canada, Pepin had denied lhat bilateral tata might be postponed until after both coun- tries have had elections, Cana- dian elections are due before next summer and the U.S. votes in said, however, that he believed the present U.S. econ- rising economic indi- cators, a reduced con-sumcr- price index and higher personal be a strong el- ection issue for President Nixon ia November. at million the value of Brit' ish export? held up by paralysis in the ports. But the main- protests camo from outside Britain. Tomalo growers in the channel islands between Britain and France glumly v.-atched mountains o[ produce given away free or dumpe.-! lo rot. their armor plating is not strong enough to stop new guerrilla bullcU. An army spokesman said some carriers had baen pierced by high velocity shells, probably fired by Armalite rifles or M-l carbines which Ihe guerrillas use. The vehicles mil get tougher protection before being put back in service. Amid signs that relations be- tween Catholics and Protestants were rapidly deteriorating, a company o! British bout 150 Protes- tant workers into the Sirocco, engineering plant in East Bel- fast. Tension was running high fol- lowing th2 shooting of two Sir- occo workmen Wednesday by a sniper from a Catholic neighbor- hood close by. SPARKED BATTLE The wounding of the two men touched off a running battle be- tween mobs of Catholics and Protestants before the army drove a wedge between the combattanls. Irish Premier Jack Lynch had talks Tuesday night with SDLP members who flew to Dublin from Belfast. The prime minis- urged (htm to meet with the flrifish in the cause of peace. The IRA has suffered soma loss of popularity in the south recently after particularly bloody bombings of civilian tar- gets in Belfast and London- deiry. In an apparent move against the IRA, (he Dublin government ordered all firearms more than .22-calibre in size turned into police hy Aug. 5. Shotguns are exempted. Foster ivcmts to abolish commissions EDMONTON (CP) Ad- vance Education Minister James Foster, said Wednesday he will recommend that the Al- berta Universities Commission and the Colleges Commission be dissolved. The function and staff of the commissions, established under the former Social Credit gov- ernment, should be absorbed into his new department, he said in an interview. "I really think that we can bring government a little closer to Uie institutions and the peo- ple. We don't need the middle layer of commissions. "On major decisions affecting them, the institutions always come to the government any- way and on minor ones they go to the Mr. Fos- ter adding lhat he was not assaulting the autonomy and academic freedom of colleges and universities. The minister was expanding on comments made in Red Deer Monday when he raised the commissions question and announced that Dr. Walter II. Worth, author of Worth Pe- port on future education in Al- berta, will become deputy min- ister of the new department Sept. Seen and heard About town processor Harold Vosburpli. having lunch In a local dining room, re- reiving 3 side order of his frozen complete with pat of butter, to tho amusement of Ix'lty Wilson and Jran YogE Mary Itakir pledging to buy Ted riltard's expected toa a "football" glove. ;