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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY NEAR 90 The Icthlnidge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 197 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 30 PAGES Mideast Fiery Manitoba D Govt BABY CARRIER Alberta Premier Harry Strom became a smiling at Victoria Beach on Lake Winnipeg where the premiers conference attended a barbcue. Trudeau Gets Warm Welcome During Tour DAWSON CREEK, B.C. (CP) This city of 000 in the middle of the Peace River country ex- ploded with enthusiasm Tuesday night at its first visit by a prime minister. About singing, chanting residents greeted Prime Minister Trudeau when he arrived at the air- port after almost three days in the Yukon and North- west Territories. At least another lined the streets and the en- trance lo the hotel where Mr. Trudeau was staying. He was obviously pleased with the reception as he mingled wirh crowds in the airport. Today, Mr. Trudeau meets farmers from this area in northeastern B.C.. in what he hopes will be a free- wheeling discussion of farm problems. To make certain the farmers feel free to express their views, the prime minister ruled that only one of the more than 12 reporters with him, could attend. The reporter will be allowed to make notes and pass on the information to other members of the press party. While Mr. Trudeau talks to fanners, Works Min- ister Arthur Laing will meet representatives from lo- cal groups which have been pressing the government .to pave the Canadian section of the Alaska Highway, which runs from here to Fairbanks, Alaska. Mr. Laing, who has accompanied the prime min- ister since Monday, leaves the tour tonight. Meets The Young The Dawson Creek reception came at the end of a day marked by a series of meetings between young people and the prime minister in the Yukon capital of Whitehorse. Mr. Trudeau spent about two hours attending an outdoor picnic in Whitehorse at which he was mobbed by about 150 children and teen-agers and the same number of adults. He was given an honorary membership in the Yukon Order sf the Garter and dubbed the "best darn garter-watcher in the Yukon" after he qualified by removing a red garter from the thigh of Debbie Mur- doch, 20, who led a group of dancers wearing Klon- dike saloon costumes. As he sat on the ground eating lunch, dozens small children, some barely old enough to walk, pack- ed around the prime minister, nibbling at his food and chatting. After hah; an hour with the .children, Mr. Tru- deau was1 rescued by aides anct wlu'sked off to an hour-long question-and-answer session with about 200 youths in a school auditorium. The questioning drew answers from the prime minister on subjects ranging from Senate appoint- ments to drug use. Mr. Trudeau said he will announce some appoint- ments to fill the 16 vacancies in the 102-seat Senate within the next several weeks. The federal government had been faying to work out a system enabling the provinces to have a say in Senate appointments to promote more regional representation, but this was not developing quickly. As a result, Mr. Trudeau said he would make some of the appointments himself and announce them soon. Mr. Trudeau said the government will not make any substantial changes in existing drug laws until it receives the final report of (he Le Dam commis- sion inquiry into the non-medical use of drugs. But the government was considering a recom- mendation in the commission's preliminary report, ta- bled earlier this year, calling for an end to jail sentences for those convicted of possessing marijuana. He said ho doesn't "dig" the use of drugs, alcohol or any otter Mr. Trudeau said lie respects the freedom of oth- ers to do many of the things (hey want to do, but for young peoplo especially, escape from reality through intoxication seemed unnecessary, Truce Moves Closer From Reuters-AP Israel waited today for speedy implementation of a limited ceasefire along the Suez canal following delivery in Washing- ton of its acceptance of the U.S. middle East peace plan. UN sources' said a 90-day ceasefire called for in the U.S. proposals probably would start before the end of the week and certainly before Aug. 15. UN Secretary-General U Thant said he was encouraged at the prospects of a ceasefire and the beginning of indirect ne- gotiations toward a Middle East settlement. "There is now, I feel, a chance to make important adv- he said. "Who knows when, or even if, there will be another chance." The United States was re- ported to be anxious that peace envoy Gunnar Jarring push ahead quickly to initiate indi- rect talks .between Israel and Arab states. FEAR GUERRILLAS The concern was reported to have been expressed by U.S. diplomatic circles. They feared if the UN mediator did not act quickly, Palestinian Arab guer- rilla organizations would launch1 a military offensive that would wreck any ceasefire on the Jor- danian and Lebanese fronts and1 embarrass Egypt. Egypt, Jordan and the Sudan, together with Israel, have ac- cepted the U.S. proposals which the United Nations now is trying to implement through Jarring, Swedish ambassador to Russia. The UN representatives of the Big Four powers today were ex- pected to officially ask Jarring to initiate indirect talks. The move was expected at the 40th1 session of the Big Four talks scheduled to be held at the New York residence of U.S. Ambas- sador Charles Yost. In addition to the U.S., the other three powers are Russia, Britain and France. Sources said the talks are ex- pected to open by midLSeptem- ber at a site yet to be chosen. MINISTERS MEET In Tripoli, Libya, defence and foreign ministers of Egypt, Jor- dan, Sudan, Libya and Syria prepared to begin their Tripoli conference today after a hvo- day delay. The decision to go ahead was made after Libyan Premier Muammar Kadafi returned from his unsuccessful hip to Baghdad to try to get Iraq to at- tend. Minister Barred if. WINNIPEG (CP) Trans- portation Minister Joe Bo- rowski, who twice picketed the Manitoba legislature before ris- ing to cabinet rank under the New Democratic Party govern- ment, was suspended from the house today and indicated he won't go hack. The blunt-spoken minister was named by the Speaker after repeatedly refusing to retract statements linking members of the former Conservative admin- istration with alleged highways department irregularities a t Dauphin which he said are soon to go before (he courts. Although the suspension was only for the balance of the morning sitting, Mr. Borowski told reporters outside the cham- ber: "If the house does not permit me to speak the truth, then I don't want to sit in the damp place." If he stays out, it will further complicate the political prob- lems of Premier Ed Schreyer. Barring any change of heart by the opposition on amend- ments scheduled to be intro- duced at the afternoon sitting, Mr. Schreyer already lacks enough votes to pass his com- pulsory state automobile insur-- ance legislation. COULD CAUSE ELECTION He has said defeat of the measure would be tantamount to a non-confidence vote and valid cause for an election. There are 28 NDP members in the 57-seat house including Speaker Ben Hanuschak and Mr. Borowski. There are 22 Conservatives, four Liberals, one Social Credit and two inde- pendents, including Liberal Democrat Larry Desjardins who last week bolted govern- ment ranks on the insurance issue. Mr. Borowski, 36-year-old MLA for Thompson, was asked repeatedly by both sides of the house and by the Speaker to withdraw his remarks about the former Conservative ministers. At one point he told opposition members to "go to hell." Conservative Leader Walter Weir threw a rule book on the centre floor of the chamber at one point as debate raged on. When the Speaker asked him a final time to retract, Mr. Bo- rowski sat silently and shook his head. The suspension was moved by Resources Minister Sidney Green, the New Democratic Party government's house leader. "It gives me no he said. "The rules require certain measures and I have no dijiw- tion." Escapee Kisses Hostage Kennedy Jr. Faces Drug Charge Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN TJODEO FANATIC Greg Eagle Plume deciding to switch ropes after two com- plete misses during a recent calf roping competition Jim Slcad and family head- ing back from a planned Sun- day picnic near Cardston hoping to avoid the rain, only to find it had followed them back Myra Bell sporting the new short hair style, re- fusing to buy doughnuts after the young doughnut vendor called her sir. HYANNISPORT, Mass. (Reu- ters) F. Kennedy Jr., son of the late senator, and R. Sargent Shriver III, son of the former United States ambassa- dor to France, have been ar- rested on drug charges, it was learned today. The two 16-year-old youths are scheduled to be arraigned in district court today along with 15 other persons arrested Tues- day night in drug raids carried out by local police in and around Hyannisport. Reliable sources here dis- closed the arrests and said they involved marijuana. Police refused to comment on the case. Under Massachusetts Jaw, persons 16 years of age and under are tried in juvenile court and the proceedings are not made public. The youths have been vaca- tioning at the Kennedy com- pound here. Robert is the second oldest of Ethel Kennedy's 10 children, the youngest -of whom was born after the senator's assassination in June, 1968. BRIGHTON, Ont. (CP) A prison escapee held a woman hostage at knifepoint for 7Va hours Tuesday before surren- dering to police after a tearful reunion with members of his family at Cobourg, 23 miles west of here. Maurice Lauzon, 24, of Sud- bury, serving the 13th month of a nine-year sentence for armed robbery at Warkworth medium security prison 13 miles north of here, was arraigned in provin- cial court this morning on charges of kidnapping and theft over He was remanded in custody until next Wednesday and returned to Cobourg jail. Lorraine Barry, 26, of Camp- bellford, Ont., a classification officer at Warfcworth, was not harmed in the ordeal which in- cluded a three-hour ride in a commandeered police car, a lunch of fried chicken and an impromptu news conference on a Cobourg beach. "It really wasn't too bad. I knew he didn't want, to hurt she told reporters. As the escapee gave himself up, he kissed Miss Barry, told her he was sorry and hoped Label Stays On Shell's Bug-Killer TORONTO (CP) Ken Ar- dill, sales promotion manager of Shell Canada's chemical depart- ment, said Tuesday his com- pany does not intend to change the label on its bug-killeJ- No- Pest strip. If the strip is used according to directions, Mr. Ardill said, it "won't hurt anybody." The U.S. agriculture depart- ment recently ordered Shell Oil Ltd. to change the label on the American No-Pest strip to read: "Do not use in kitchens, res- taurants or areas where food is prepared or served." The Canadian label reads: "Keep out of reach of children. Wash hands after handling." It also carries a message inside the package that warns against the strip's use "in areas where the chronically ill may be continually exposed." they would meet again some day "under more favorable cir- cumstances." Miss Barry smiled, patted his arm and expressed the same hope. The escapee surrendered to police after meeting Ms mother, sister, brother, sister-in-law and infant niece and strolling with them along a beach at Cob- ourg's Victoria Park followed by two provincial police officers and Miss Barry. TEARFUL REUNION-Prison escapee Maurice Lauzon (partially hidden) has a fearful reunion with his mother on a beach at Cobourg, Ont., while Constable Reginald Harmer and Inspector Ted Grubb look on. Also in group is his sister-in-law and her child After the meeting and an impromptu press conference, Lauzon; earlier escaped from Warkworth penitentiary and held a woman hostage at knifepoint for 7'A hours, was led to o police car. Jury Unswayed By Headline VANCOUVER (CP) British Columbia government obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for the Soviet freighter Sergey Yesenin, involved in Sunday's fatal collision with the B.C. ferry Queen of Victoria. At the same time, B.C. super- vising coroner Glen McDonald of Vancouver said an inquest into the collision would call sev- eral witnesses from the freighter. Lawyers said the warrant would not be served until spe- cific orders to do so were is- sued, but it was not known when that might be. The war- rant was intended mainly as a form of assurance that security would be posted by the Soviet vessel before she leaves port, authorities in marine law said. The freighter cut deep into the port side of the o n 626 passengers and a crew of Active Pass, a narrow and tricky channel in the gulf is- lands between the lower main- land and Vancouver Island. Ann Hammond, 31, of Victo- ria, was fatally injured and her seven-month-old son, Peter, killed on the car deck of the Queen of Victoria. Sheila Tay- lor, 17, of Allendale, N.J., was killed in a sun-deck lounge. Eight others were injured, i TOLL STILL UNCERTAIN It is not known for certain that only three persons died, be- cause no passenger list was kept A spokesman for Mr. Mc- Donald said about six Soviet seamen will be among an esti- mated 30 witnesses to be called Thursday. Meanwhile, a dosed hearing Tuesday conducted by the de- partment of transport heard four witnesses from the Sergey Yesenin. More Soviet witnesses will be heard today, and crew of the Queen of Victoria will ba called. Capt. David Crabbe, the Ca- nadian pilot aboard the Soviet ship at the time of the collision will also be called. The transport department in- vestigation will conclude with a report to Transport Minister Don Jamieson, who could then call a public inquiry. The arrest warrant and the ac- tion for damages were filed in the Exchequer Court of Canada, B.C. admiralty district, at the Vancouver courthouse. The warrant to arrest the freighter is signed by lawyer John I. Bird, of Vancouver. The provincial government charges the Soviet vessel was at fault in the collision, in which the freighter's prow came close to cutting the Queen of Victoria in half, causing extensive dam- aged the ferry and to more than 20 vehicles on its car deck. Fertility Drug 'They've formed a Women's Liberation group, sire. i> LOS ANGELES (Reuters) The jury in the Sharon Tale murder trial appeared today to have been unswayed by a head- line in a Los Angeles newspaper which was brandished before their eyes by ciu'ef defendant Charles Manson. The headline read "Manson Guilty, Nixon a ref- erence to the president's much Small Businesses To Get Break OTTAWA (CP) Finance Minister Edgar Benson told the Commons finance committee today that his officials are studying plans to give relief to small businesses when new tax law is presented and suggested a timetable for implementation of the government's white paper on taxation. He said his department has a special group working on sev- eral plans to encourage the growth of small business. "Sometime this fall" the offi- cials'would have some conclu- sions on the problem. But, answering questions from Opposition Leader Robert Suinfield, the minister declined to describe the incentives. Mr. Benson repeated earlier estimate! that legislation bated os the white paper might be im- plemented by Jan. He said the government would to see the reports presented by Commons and Se- nate committees studying the white paper'. CONSIDERING CHANGES It would then take "several months" to draft legislation in- corporating the white paper pro- posals and suggestions of the committees. So the legislation could be presented to Parliament next spring, and go into effect Jan! 1, 1972, Mr. Benson said. While refusing to give details, tiie minister told the committee (ho department is considering several changes to the while paper. ,_ "Major changes .will to be rnade in a number of he said. "The g o v e r n m e n t is im- pressed by many of the argu- ments that have been made for changes in the while paper pro- posals." He said it "would not be pro- per" to define the government's present position on the propos- als before the parliamentary committees have published their reports. 'SOCML PROBLEM1 Mr. Benson said the growth of small businesses was a "special problem" because of (heir diffi- culty in raising capital. Mr. Stanfield, a guest at the committee hearing, said he was glad Mr. Benson had recognized changes were needed in Un tax system, and that no changes would be introduced in 1971. He asked whether the govern- ment was planning lax relief for low-income groups before im- plementation of the rest of the white paper. Mr. Benson replied this was a budget matter and would only be announced in the Commons. Mr. Stanfield asked wiiether the government still considered as a "serious proposal" the while paper suggestion to tax deemed realization of capital gains on stocks every five years. The finance minister said "all proposals in the white paper are serious" and repeated that no announcement would be made until publication of the commit- ted reports. publicized statement Monday that Manson "was guilty, either directly or indirectly, of eight murders without reason-." IVhui Daye Shinn, lawyer for defendant Susan Atkins, 22, told Judge Charles Older he inad- vertently let Manson, 35, get hold of the newspaper, Older sentenced him to three nights in jail for contempt. Shinn, the third defence law- yer to be jailed for contempt, will be let out during the day to defend his client. Older told Shinn he had dis- rupted and jeopardized the trial by leaving the newspaper lying around in contravention of a court order that no newspapers were to be brought into the courtroom. CHARGED IN 6 MURDERS Shinn's client, together with Manson, Patricia Krenwinkel, 22, and Leslie van Hcuten, 20, are charged in the ritual mur- ders of Miss Tale and four oth- ers Aug. 8 in Hollywood and the slayings the next day of super- market owner Leno LaBianca and his wife. Another accused member of the Manson band, linked di- rectly in testimony given last week, is Charles (Tex) Watson, 24, who is jailed in Texas and fighting extradition to Califor- nia, Die In Rome ROME (AP) A plumber's wife who had taken a fertility drug gave birth to sextuplets Tuesday night. Four died early today and a doctor said the out- look for the other two was "not rosy." The three boys and three girls were bom to Loredana Luzzi- telli Petronef 35, who had been childless for 11 years of mar- riage. They were three months premature, and the doctors said two boys and two girls died dur- ing the night. Store than 20 sets of sextu- plets have been reported born in other countries since 1900, and the rate has increased since the taking of fertility drugs became widespread. Beaches Battered BORDEAUX .France (AP) A sudden storm that caught batters on beaches and small boats sailing offshore, ripped along the southwest coast of France Tuesday. Officials said that five persons were known dead, two otters reported, and seven arc miss- ing. ;