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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta New Canada-Russian agreement announced JAPANESE HIGHGLANDER tes Sasaki, a piper in the Winnipeg suburb of Transcona Pipeband, shows good form in the piping competition at the Rivers Highland Games, 115 miles west of Winnipeg. Heavy price tag on rail dispute WednHdoy, Auoiul f 1971 THE IE7HBRIDOE HERAID _ 29 NDP would provide debt moratorium lor farmers MOSCOW (ReutCT) Agree- ment o- establishing a Canadi- an-Soviet group on Arctic ro- scarch was announced today by Jean Chretien, Canada's north- ern ievelopment minister. Speaking at the end of a visit to Siberia, Chretien said Russian officials have also raised the possibility of Mure Canadian-Soviet Arctic expeditions. Chretien is heading tile first official Canadian delegation to the Soviet Union since Prime Minister Trudeau's Moscow visit last May to sign a Canadi- an-Soviet protocol on consulta- tions. After his Siberian I rip, which included a night in a lent on the tundra wastes eating raw fish and drinking v.'itli Chuk- chi tribesmen, Chretien told re- porte-s Canada can learn from Soviet development of gas pipe- lines and hydroelectric dams built on permafrost, a perma- nently frozen layer of soil. Canada and Russia agreed during a visit here last January by Industry Minister Jean-Luc Pcpin to set up joint working groups to cooperate in the fields of forest-tesed industry, non-ferrous metals, electrical power and oil. Noting this agreement in a statement published today Chre- tien said: "I hope that co-opera- tion in the fields of hydroelec- tric dam construction on perma- frost, building construction in the far north and gas pipeline construction on permafrost will move forward quickly in this manner." He also held out prospects of co-operation in cultural develop- ment, special education for northern peoples, natural re- source development, northern science research and northern trrn-sportation. Nation of Dispossesed threatens world peace OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The chief executive officer of the Union Pacific Railroad said today the cost of a strike-ending settlement with the United Transportation Union will "al- nost certainly mean a general Vi'ailway) freight increase." Joh-i C. Kenefick said in a statement the increase would be need en ouldaled work rules it carries a heavy price Ke- said "The wage increases of 42 per cent over 42 months will cost (lie Union Pacific about SC5 mil- lion. To pay this bill we will l-.avc lo take a close look at every source of revenue. AJ- mosi certainly it will mean a needed "over a broad range of i general freight rate increase commodities." over a broad range of commo- Railway rale increases in the i much we cannot de- Ignited Slates need approval of the Interstate Commerce Com- mission "Wliile the settlement wilh [ermine a', this time." The strike against the Union Pacific and oilier railways YYIUII; me i the UTU icsks good and v.ill ended Monday and trains began give the railroads (he relief they i running Tuesday. U.S. may cut off aid to Greece and Pakistan WASHINGTON (Renter) i f 11 formed ccngrcssiona The House of Representatives sources said the administration has called for the suspension of decided not to oppose openly the United States foreign aid to the provisions to avoid possible de Greek and Pakistan military governments. The House approved Tuesday night by only eight votes a two- year U.S. foreign aid authoriza- tion bill containing provisions ruspending economic and mili- tary aid to tile two countries. feat of its entire foreign aid bill However House Republican Leader Gerald Ford said Presi denl Nixon will use an "escape clause" to allow provision of aid (o Greece, a NATO ally, in the security interests of the Unitei Slates. Ky petition lacks support SAIGON (CP) Vicc-Presi-1 told a news conference. "I am dent Nguyen Cao Ky petitioned the Supieme Court today for a place on the Ocl. 3 presidential ballot, but his petitions lacked what happens." still fighting." H the court rejects his peti lions, Ky said, "then we will see 28 of Ihe 100 necessary certified endorsements b y provincial councilmen. "I have net given up." Ky Ky accused President Nguyen Van Thicu of trying to blcck his candidacy and called this "an obvious and undeniable tr'avestj of Ihe democratic process." DID YOU HEAR ABOUT MYRTLE? The human world will never know what choice bit of gossip these two humped crealuros are exchanging al Ihe touisville Zoo. Then again Iho camel ol Ihe left might have posed a riddle: "Did you hear whaf one human said lo file By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent Six million persons have just joined an already overpopulatcd Nation of Dispossessed. Their plight, in the sober judgment of competent observers' could produce a chain reaction in the Asian subcontinent that might threaten a third world war. For most of the 20lh century the Nation of dispossessed has been associated with massive I political and social convulsions' Today the situation is exlemely cri'ical in one area, Soulh Asia, and chronically perilous in an- j olher, the Middle East. The present world refugee population is about 24 million and growing. They make up a nation in the sense of uniting in suffering of more people than there are in all of Canada. There are 100 nations with smaller populations. Last year the United Stales commiltee for refugees listed 72 million from Asia, 5.2 mil- lion from Africa, 1.0 million Irom Ihe Middle East, from Europe and 2.2fi million from the Western Hemisphere. To that 17.3 million total must now be added more than six million who have fled East Pak- is'an in Ihe civil war crisis. Their numbers eventually may exceed eight million. CRISIS IN INDIA The swarms of Bengalis mov- ing across India's borders, ter- ror-stricken by harsh measures set off in an effort to kill a movement for a separate Ben- gali state, have provoked a cri- sis which far transcends its hu- manitarian aspects. Angler Biddlc Duke- former U.S. undersecretary of state and honorary chairman of the Inter- national Rescue Committee, the major non-sectarian U.S. volun- tary agency dealing with refu- gees, says the situation raises the frightening prospect of a fu- ture "mushroom cloud of Chinese-Soviet and even of a world war. India's government, he says, is under intolerable pressure and might even fall in the back- of this crisis. Prime Minis- ter Indira Gandhi is already on record as pledging her govern- ment to the safe and early re- turn of the refugees to East Pakistan. That would seem a difficult accomplishment short of military action. Elements of the Indian army bear a deep grudge against Pakistan and would like to "clean up the situation-" Mrs. Gandhi knows Pakistan would retaliate against any military action. The worrisome thing about this is the Communist China has pledged support ol Pakistan's policy in the eastern region. At the same time, the Soviet Union has pledged all as- sistance to India. In the Middle-East, too, a ref- ugee situation menaces peace. political solution is in sight for the problem of Hi million Arabs whose lives have been disrupted hy three Arab-Israel wars since 1948- Bitterness and ruslralion make the area a po- lenlial flashpoint lor a Soviet-A- merican showdown. Refugees have burdened Ihe ronsciencc of much of the world 'or more than 50 years, and the size of the refugee nation loday s a commen'. on the 20th-cen- world, The more UK op- pression, upheaval and conflict, he bigger the refugee popula- tion. Once the problem was pretty much a European phenomenon, "uba, China. Vietnam, the Mid- dle East and the Asian subconti- nent changed that. Statelessness became a major nlernntional concern nfte.r the ?irst World War. It grew in di- ratio to Ihe spread of totali- .aiinnism in Kurouc. First thorn iverc Nazi Germany aiid Fascist llaly, and by 1953 about nine million had fled Communist- niled countries. Mao Tse-lung's conquest of set off a mass exodus ivhich si ill (joes on. Honp Konp lecame a I e c m i n R refugee cenlrc. The influx rale has been steadily between and a year. Today, every sec- ond person in Hong Kong is a refugee or child of a refuges. More than per r-n' of the fled Castro's Cuba. The Unileri Stales contributed to the world problem by its in- volvement in Indochina. It is difficult to estimate how many have been uprooted in that war- It is estimated one in four Viet- namese is or has been a refugee or war victim. And new crops of refugees are being created all the time. Greece and Brazil with their army regimes have provoked new movements, though these were relatively small. Some middle- and upper-class cits ments have fled Chile. Tibetaas flee China1 and so on- Since the operative words in most definitions are persecution and oppression, the or so I young Americans who left for Canada or elsewhere to escape the military draft are not re- garded as refugees. The defini- tions say that tear of prosecu- tion does not create refugees, but persecution does. Experts say there is little doubt that the next decade will see yet more uprooting of masses of people for reasons of war, political persecution and calamity, fugitives from re- gimes of both right and left. EDMONTON (CP) The firsl priority of the New Dem- ocratic Party's agricultural policy is lo "iclieve farm peo- ple of their tremendous debt worries in times when farm incomes are Grant Mot- ley, Alberta NDP leader, said today. Mr. campaigning for Iht Aug. 30 Alberta election, praised new legislation in Sas- katchewan introduced by the NDP government which would provide a one-year moratori- um on some dcbls for farm- ers in financial difficulties. The Allwita parly's second agricultural priority, he said, "is to remove many of the high costs which contribute to many farmers being strangled i in debt." DEBT MORATORIUM A third step would be lo es- tablish long-term farm pro- grams which would allow land to remain in the hands of farm families "ralhcr than being ta- ken over by large corpora- tions." A debt moratorium and re- financing program would be introduced, under an NDP gov- ernment in Alberta, he Lold a news conference. Public power would also be introduced and the cost of farm power installations would be drastically reduced, he said. "Furthermore, we will re- bate the cost of farm installa- tions which farmers have al- ready paid." Mr'. Notley said Ihe rebates would average each but could reach lo S3.000. He also proposed eslablish- menl of a farm machinery leituig program lo help farm- ers dC'termine the best value and "we would develop a farm machinery industry Li Alber- ta." At least 50 per cent ot the cost of weed control would be assumed by an NDP govern- ment. "This is something which benefits the whole province and there is no reason Lli2 farmer should have to bear Hie whole burden." LONG-TERM PROGRAMS A provincial land bank that would buy land from farmers wishing to retire was listed among the NDP's long-term programs. It would pay a fair market price, providing funds for a comfortable retirement and the land would then he- come available for established farmers, farm co-operatives and young people who wish lo go into farming. A lease-purchase agreement would worked out. guaran- teeing tenure. In addition, the NDP would provide funds through the Alberta Housing Corp. so that young farm fam- ilies could enjoy decent hous- ing. The NDP program, coupled with plans to promote smaller industries, would help preserve and develop smaller communi- ties dying under existing poli- cies, Mr. Notley said. "Either rural Alberta sur- vives and develops with a com- prehensive program or it is turned over to large corpora- tions, which will chase people into the alread y-cr'owded cities Mr. Notlev said Premier Harry S'.rom and Progressive Conservative leader Peter Loughecd have announced plans to preserve the family farm while remaining married "lo Ihe report on agriculture which says two out of three family farms must be closed down." "They should make up their minds." More paper employees locked out MONTREAL (CP) The Ihree-week dispute at La Presse expanded TVMciay night when North A m e r i c a 's largest French-language daily locked out 20 photo engravers after their refusal to accept the corn- psny's latest offer. The newspaper said in a statement the employees were locked out at 6 p.m. because they refused the latest offer and had begun questioning certain clauses already agreed upon during the lasl six days of talks. 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