Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 205 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 16 PAGES Mao successor expected to be disgraced By JOHN BURNS to The Herald PEKING On the face of it the 10th congress of the Chinese Communist party could effect no greater reversal than it will by formally disgracing Lin the man designated by the ninth congress only four years ago as the successor to Chairman Mao Tse-tung. And yet nothing is so certain as that the looking at the matter through its ideological will de- clare it to have been no reversal at all. When the congress convenes in the giant auditor- ium of Peking's Great Hall of the probably early this the delegates will have before them a dossier on the Lin Piao affair reassuring them that their in disgracing so far from repudiating the work of the ninth will actually be con- tinuing and consolidating it. To anyone unfamiliar with the mutability of ideol- ogy it might seem strange indeed that the denunciation of the man hailed by the ninth congress as Mao's comrade in arms and successor'' could be presented as a continuation of the same great but for those imbued with Mao's teachings on the relentlessness of inner party struggle there should be DO strain on the credibility at all. 'Great new Indeed ail the signs on the eve of the new con- gress indicate 'Jial the delegates will be upon to regard the formal repudiation of the man who domi- nated the solemn reflection tn past mistakes but for joy- celebration oi a great new victory in the never- ending struggle againsl Ihe forces of reaction. Information that became available last week ed that the dossier to be laid before the congress will present the Lin episode as the 10th in a series of what party Jargon refers to as and as such part of a continuing battle for the party's soul that traces its originals all the way back to 1927. As the official account now has it was in that rear that Chen a scholar who dominated the party in its early split with Mao and other members of the party's Central Committee and thus precipitated the first engagement in what has. became tnown as the struggle between the two or line struggle. Promoting struggle As cadres now learn the history of the Chen identified himself as a by advocat- ing an accommodation with the Kuomintang and dis- missing Mao's arguments for promoting armed strug- gle among the peasants. When this policy went bank- rupt with the Kuomintang's program against the Com- the Central Committee stripped Chen of his post as general secretary and banished him into dis- grace. Just as Chen's expulsion is now celebrated as the party's victory in the first line so Lin's dis- grace at the new congress will be hailed as the tri- umph in the 10th line struggle with no effort spar- ed to associate as a with Chen and other left and right deviationists who have struggled againt Mao's correct line throughout the his- tory of the party. It is perhaps the greatest of all the ironies in the Lin chapter that the rubric of line struggle will enable tlie congress to associate Lin in death with Liu Shao- the man whose disgrace in what has become known as the ninth line struggle Lin himself cele- brated in the massive report with which he launched the last congress. Inside Classified 12-14 Comics......15 Comment ___ 4 District.........3 Family .8 Local News 10 Markets 16 Sports 7 Entertainment 5 TV ............5 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT 'You've got to control food HIGH TUBS. Pierre pass the salt' LITTLE COOLER City man critically' injured Oil and chunks of debris were scattered through the intersection of Mayor Magrath Drive and Scenic Drive shortly after 8 a.m. today when an oil truck collided with a car driven by Elmer J. 1808 22nd Avc. S. Dr. Hawn a scientist at the Leth- bridge Research is reported in critical condition at Lethbridge Muncipal Hospital. Ths truck carrying about gallons of driven by Dale of Taber. Dr. Hawn was alone in his vehicle. Mr. Ellis was not injured police say. e-prce controls today in U.S. WASHINGTON The United States now is under Phase 4 wage-price which tcok effect today. Under the new rules imposed by President prices set by small and medium-size busi- nesses may be increased to re- flect cost increases sines the last quarter of 1972. larger the 709 companies with business of S100 million a will have to give 30 days notice of any price increases. Exempt from th-3 new lations will be businesses with 60 employees cr as v f'J 1 .a lumber industry and public- service industries. Gasoline and petroleum prod- ucts v.ill remain frozen until Aug. and beef prices will continue to be frozen until Sept. '12. Special rules will apply to the insurance and health industries. The 5.5-per-cent waga in- crease guideline is to continue from Phase 3. Commerce Secretary Fred- erick Dent says Phase 4 will probably be ended this but no date for ending it has been set. The administration has not predicted the results of the new program and no target for the rate of inflation by the end of the year has been set. The goal of Phase officials is to permit inevitable price increases to take place rather than sud- and to limit increases to cost increases and not allow profit increases. Officials hope Phase 4 will be the last in the attempts to achieve control of the U.S. economy. Treasury Secretary George Shultz has said he dcasn't exp-sct to announce Phase 5. Shultz said he believes either Phase 4 will be the last such program or he won't be the secretary if Phase 5 is needed. Food prices were partially un- frozen in July and some govern- ment officials have shown con- cern over the price increases since then. Pork and eggs have been two of the fastest rising and officials say they also fear a jump in the cost of bread. McGovern's defeat better than a win WASHINGTON Sen- ator George McGovern says President Nixon's landslide re- election and his own over- whelming defeat -will probably prove to be of greater value to the United States than a McGovern victory. In an article in Sunday's edi- tion of The Washington McGovern after months of trying to sort through the debris of the November I have about concluded that the shat- tering Nixon and the even more shattering exposure of the corruption that sur- rounded have done more than I could have done in vic- tory to awaken the nation to what Henry Adams called the 'degradation of the democratic McGovern who was the Democratic presiden- tial said Watergate and subsequent disclosures of corruption in the Nixon admin- istration forcing us to face the of our political examination I was unable to provoke effectively for'most of my fellow citizens in ALCB shuffles prices on local bottles By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer The Alberta Liquor Control Board will investigate whether it is guilty of the same inventory profiteering that provincial Consumer Af- fairs Minister Bob Dowling cri- ticized retailers for last week. Deputy board chair man K. E. Baker said today there is when told that various bottles had more than one price label in the downtown Lelhbridge liquor store. But liquor store manager Sidney Ashmead said it was on beard instructions that the price on all stock was changed when a new lower or came into effect. One bottle of French spark- ling wine in the store went from S3.35 to to and is now Bottles of brandy had labe's for covered by one for and bottles of gin increased to from Mr. Baker admitted stores might have little bit when prices changed but the beard attempted to have all the old stock run out before mak- ing a price change. Assistant manager Don Ol- at the downtown said prices have been changing rapidly in the past year. were more changes than ever. They used to come at most twice a year and usu- ally he said. Clerk Art in the North Lethbridge said when the board sends through a new price. Mr. Dowling was not avail- able for comment. In the face of supermarkets increasing their on-shelf prices last he asked the public to report offending retailers to his office. He said the practice is and department rep- resentatives would investigate complaints. Meanwhile Prime Min- ister Trudsau confirmed today that the soaring cost of especially food price is the priority item on his cabi- net's agenda today. Before entering the cabinet conference room shortly after 11 a.m. he was asked whether wage and price con- trols were a possibility. having a cabinet meet- ing now to discuss the problem of rising cost of living and in- flation anything we can do alleviate the hardship on the Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray said that although he could not discuss the meet- ing's did admit that going in there to review the most current Caller threatens Canadian HONG KONG Po- lice reported they are in- vestigating a telephone call to a local newspaper today in which the caller said a Canadian will be killed unless two Arabs de- tained after a raid on Athens airport are freed. The call was purported to be from the Arab Black September guerrilla organization. But a po- lice spokesman said it is not known whether the call was genuine or a hoax. The telephone re- ceived by the South China Morning is Black September. We have a Yves a whose home ad- dress is 8138 Mon- treal. Born June 1937. Inter national driving licence number 358209. If in 43 hours the two Palestinians held in Athens are not Landry -will be liquidated.1' A check on local hotels failed to trace anybody named Lan- dry. Police said they now are trying some apartment houses. Canadian consulate officials were not immediately available for comment. A French-language newspaper In Lorient-Le re- ported receiving a similar call about Landry. The newspaper said the from Hong a French-Canadian accent. But he did not say who Landry is or whether the Black September organization had him in custody. Strike ends in Alberta for all but one line EDMONTON A 72- hcur strike that produced heat- ed argument about grain move- ment ended today in Alberta although union officials were meeting to decide whether picketing should continue at the freight yards of a subsidi- ary line. The non operating railway employees returned to their jobs at 8 a.m. MDT as others walked off in Sas- katchewan and northwestern Ontario. A spokesman for the North- ern Alberta Railway said some 'non operating employees in Edmonton have been told not to report for work today. The full staff is not needed until the existing backlog of freight cars in the yards are sorted he said. The Canadian Brotherhood of Transport and General Workers said the move could be considered a lockout. A spokesman said picketing may One youth to court today Officers dig up 24th body HOUSTON. Tex. Sheriff's officers dug up a 24th body today in Houston's homo- Eoxual slayings case and contin- ued their search for more bod- ies along a Gulf of Mexico beach. The body was found shortly after digging resumed near High where two other bodies were found Friday. Offi- cers have been told they may find many as 30 bodies be- fore they finish. Tlie of the 24th body makes the death toll at- tributed to the sex-and-torture ring just one short of the Juan Corona killings in the United States' worst case of mass murder. One cf the youtihs accused in the slayings was scheduled to go into court today and to ask for a psychiatric examination. Elmer Wayne faces his first court appear- ance. Police say Henley has admitted Maying nine of the young victims. Also today. Houston police chief Herman Short was to hold a news conference to answer charges from parents that po- lice should have discovered sooner the series of murders during a three-year period. Henley has been charged with five counts of murder. Another Houston David Owen has been chained with one count of murder. says bo witness- ed some of the slayings but took no part in them. The body count is just two short of that in California's Juan Corona mass murder the worst in U.S. history. The search for bodies began Wednesday afler Henhy told police he had killed 33-year old Dean Allen who the youths said was the instigator of the slayings. with signs saying instead of In strike com- mittee chairman Clarence Tremel said pickets were re- moved at 8 a.m.' today. All 166 non-operating employees were back at work 72 hours after they walked he said. Arrangements had been made prior to the strike in Al- Socreds choose Richter B.C. Frank MLA for Boun- has been unanimously chosen by the Brit- ish Columbia Social Credit cau- cus to lead the official opposi- tion in the fall session of the B.C. which opens Sept. 13 in Victoria. Langley MLA Bob McLelland said members of the caucus elected Mr. Ritchter to fill the vacancy left by the June 5 res- ignation of former premier W. A. C. Bennett. Mr. Richter will hold the po- sition until the Social Credit Party leadership convention in November. Mr. Richter said the Social Credit caucus policy will be to move forward as a team to de- velop alternatives to socialist legislation and to continue to protest what lie called the conscionable waste of public funds by the New Democratic Party berta and British Columbia to continue niovements of grain to B.C. ports during the walk- out but these broke down. Union officials charged that the rail companies were delib- erately backlogging grain dur- ing the strike free period so it could be moved during the walkout. The railways said they had done their best to have the grain move at all times. A CP Rail spokesman said the union is only using the grain issue as a political at- tempt to Canadian National today an- nounced suspension of all pas- senger train services between the Maritime provinces and Montreal until further notice. Local services between Hali- fax and between Moncton and Edmunston end bstween Edmunston and the Quebec border will continue to operate when selective strikes permit. David vice president for CN's Atlantic said strikes called by the un- ions have caused such disrup- tions to our services and such inconvenience to our passen- gers that we have had to sus- pend Sten and heard About town CHIVERING Les Wildman overcoming the effec- tiveness of his air conditiin- er by sitting beside an elec- tric heater Mack Crum. ley .claiming his holiday made him more he suddenly realized some blackboards are really green.