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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 70-75 The LctKhridg VOL. LXIJ1 No. 205 "LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1970 NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Will Remain Court Won't Block On Guard Gas By CARL HAETMAN BRUSSELS (AP) Now that the Soviet Union and West Germany have promised not to use force against one another, some people are sure to suggest that there no longer is any good reason for the North Atlantic the chief danger of a Euro- pean war has disappeared. This kind of talks gets no support at the head- quarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization outside Brussels. NATO officials are not commenting officially; the private view generally is that the treaty helps relax tensions but does not mean the allies can let down their guard. NATO diplomats believe that the treaty only be- came possible because West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's foreign allies were firmly behind him. The point of the Atlantic Alliance, as these diplo- mats see it, is that North America and Western Eu- rope must depend on one another for defence, not against the comparatively mild policy today of the men who rule the Soviet Union but against any shift to a new aggrassive policy that those men or their successors might make. Weakening the Atlantic Al- liance might encourage such a shift, they think. No Troop Changes "You still have the same configuration of troops in central said one NATO diplomat, "and that obliges us to have something comparable." He and Ins colleagues argue that because the West- era Allies have held together for the 21 years of NATO's history, Soviet leaders have seen that aggres- sion would be futile. The diplomats think no quantity of treaties can match the effectiveness of united de- fence in preventing war. Nevertheless, support can be expected to grow for the idea of talks with the Russians on a new system of security lor Europe. At the end of NATO's last big meeting in Rome nearly three months ago, suc- cess in the Soviet-West German negotiations was iren- tioned as one of the first steps toward such a confer- ence. Another recent step in the' same direction has been. Hie first Soviet indication of willingness to talk about reducing the number of. troops in Europe. But the governments in the alliance are likely to insist, as Secretary-General Manlio Brosio did in a re- cent speech, that any new system will have to be worked out with the support and participation of NATO. Nixon's ABM Victory Prod To Russia By KAY DICK WASHINGTON (CP) Senate blocking tins week of an attempt to halt expansion of the controversial Safeguard anti ballistic missile program is a major victory for President Nixon and a signal to Russia to start bargaining seriously at the talks on strategic arms limitation. The Senate action, say military observers here, offers Moscow a choice of a Vienna agreement or of a continuing strategic arms race. The 42-to-47 defeat of. an amendment which would have barred expansion of Safeguard to two new air force bases at Whiteman, Mo., and Warren, is indicative of the hard fight that has been waged by ABM opponents since the proposal was first intro- duced by the administration in 1968. It was a greater victory for the administration and Nixon than the 50-50 tie vote the administration won after months of heated opposition in 1989. That tie vote permitted construction and deployment at the first vtwo ABM sites at Grand Forks, N.D., and Malstrom, Mont. Planned 12 Sites As first proposed, the Safeguard system would eventually involve construction of 12 sites, three of them near Canada, at a cost estimated titan at billion. The system would deploy short range missiles to protect Minuteman bases against Russian attacks and long range Spartan missiles to guard against possible intercontinental missiles from China. Opponents of Safeguard say the system is technic- ally defective it would protect U.S. ICBMs against Soviet attack but it would step up the arms race and take money away from needed social programs. Administration spokesmen contend not only that it will work but that it will also provide the U.S. with a "bargaining chip" to get the Russians to agree to a general arms limitation. The bargaining argument seemed trie major point in winning the day for the Safeguard defenders. Sev- eral senators who had voted against ABM deployment last year mentioned that point as their reason for voting Ihis time against the amendment to halt ABM expansion. 'Mr.President! We've developed a harmless nerve Defence Fund, a New York- based citizens' group, and joined by Gov. Claude Kirk of Florida. WEATHER A PROBLEM The weather, meanwhile, posed a further challenge to the army's plans to dump the tons of gas in the Atlantic off Cape Kennedy, Fla. The weather bureau hi Miami reported a dangerous tropical depression with winds of 60 miles an hour approaching the Bahamas and Florida. Lawyers for the fund said they would appeal Judge Green's decision immediately to the U.S. Court of Appe'als for the district of Columbia. Uranium MiU Plan Announced REGINA (CP) Construc- tion of a urani- um mill and an open pit mine in the Wollaston Lake area of Saskatchewan's remote north- east will begin in 1971, it was announced today. The million-project was announced at a news confer- ence by Premier Ross Tatcher and officials of Gulf Minerals Co., Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. and Uranerz-Bonn of Germany. Suspends Company QUEBEC (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa announced Thursday his cabinet's decision to suspend wood-cutting opera- tions in Cabano, Qus., by d'Auteuil Lumber Co., because it failed to make good a prom- ise to build a wallboard factory. Ottawa Puts More WASHINGTON (AP) A fed- eral district judge refused today to forbid the sea-bottom burial of deadly nerve gas off the Flor- ida coast. But Judge June L. Green cou- pled her denial of a temporary restraining order with an "ur- gent request" that the United States defence department des- ignate a different site for the dumping. She said she had "serious misgivings" about the selected site. Sinking of a ship carrying the gas at a depth of feet, she said, posed the danger of a sudden and simultaneous crush- ing of all of the concrete-en- cased gas containers. Judge Green also noted testi- mony and affidavits submitted to her that this is the first time the U.S. Army had planned to dispose of gas at such a great depth. She also noted that two years ago the army disposed of gas in feet of water off the New Jersey coast and that later checks by navy scientists had revealed no detectable harm to marine life or anything. The judge's action came on a complaint by the Environmental BEFORE AND AFTER OPERATION Ugliest Man Dies -Never Had Break VANCOUVER (CP) Alex Samuel Chapelski, who was so ugly he hated to look in the mirror, is dead. Some called him the ugliest man in Canada. Others said he was a misunderstood man with a soul. He died in hospital Tuesday, two days before his 39th birth- day. Cause of death Is uncertain and an autopsy is being held. His story was told in court a year ago as a sympathetic judge gave him walk-out sent- Brandt Rejects Idea BONN Chancellor Willy Brandt rejected today a suggestion that the newly signed Soviet-West German non-ag- gression treaty could induce the United States to withdraw troops from Europe. Brandt, reporting to a news conference on his Moscow talks with Soviet leaders this week, said: "Such an evaluation of the treaty confuses two separate entities which do not belong to- gether. It is a false evaluation." The opposition Christian Dem- o c r a t i c party leader, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, said in an in- terview here Thursday the treaty could slacken Bonn's ties with the West and strengthen the American case for a mas- sive troop pullout from the con- tinent. U.S. Forces Cut By Men SAIGON (AP) forces here are being cut by about men following a major re- shuffling of units and the trans- fer of a large base to the South Vietnamese, official sources dis- closed today. They said two brigades plus other units would IK shipped home. Claresliolm Man Dies After Crash William Yorgasen, 61, of Claresholm, died in .a Calgary hospital following a two-car col- lision on Highway 2 three miles south of Claresholm Thursday. Yorgasen, operator of a half- ton truck, was in collision with a three-quarter-ton department of highways truck driven by Dennis Fitzgerald o f Wood- house. Neither Fitzgerald nor his passenger, Robert Ripley of Fort Macleod, were seriously injured. Coroner J. D. Laidlaw of Claresholm is undecided about an inquest. ences for credit card fraud. Alex Chapelski had been af- flicted since birth with a rare disease known as Von Recklinghausen's neurofibro- matosis. The disease causes tumors to develop at nerve pnrlL7 and in their connective tissue. 0 He couldn't get a job. Wait- resses refused to serve him. Bartenders would bring Mm a beer. He never had a date. He retreated to a skid road hotel here and drank cheap wine alone. He turned out the light when he shaved. "I was afraid to he said, "because my face looked so funny, so dark." He turned to petty crime. He fried once to kill himself. He served four stretches in jail, three in penitentiary. His fellow convicts called him "Lumpy Lumpy Willie." He left prison in June, 1968, and Dr. Theo Wilkie, a plastic surgeon, spent hours operat- ing on his face. But Alex Chapelski knew the internal growths would kill him. Police held warrants for Chapelski's arrest on six counts of fraud but waited until after the plastic surgery to arrest him. Lawyer Marvin S" t o r r o w represented him without charge. The judge gave him only a day in jail on each count. Newspapers told his story and Margaret Ricketts, 71, a widowed pensioner, gave him help and encouragement. "He was a man who never had a break in his entire said Mr. Storrow. "He had been rejected by his own family even and yet somehow he had managed to gain some confidence and self-respect. "He was a terribly lonely man who had been completely and utterly rejected by soci- ety. He was a very nice man." OTTAWA (CP) Energy Minister J. J. Greene an- nounced today new regulations requiring importers of motor gasoline for use anywhere in Canada to get licences from the national energy board a step to reinforce the government's national oil policy. Mr. Greene said the objectives of the national oil policy are still valid. The government was trying a new approach. The national energy board's ban on selling import- ed gasoline west of the Ottawa Valley was ruled uncon- stitutional by the Ex- chequer Court earlier this month. NEW REGULATORS Under the new regulations which went into effect Thurs- day, the national energy board will have to judge whether cer- tain applications to import mo'or gasoline are consistent wilh the development of Can- ada's own oil resources. The Exchequer Court decision by Mr. Justice W. R. Jackett, the court's president, was in favor of Cal Oil Inc. of Montreal and undermined the oil policy that was designed to preserve Postal Talks OTTAWA (CP) The week's rally in bargaining between the federal treasury board and the Council of Postal Unions fell short of a settlement in negotia- tions today. While spokesmen for both sides denied negotiations are once more in deadlock, each in- dicated it was up to the other side to make the next move. No time was fixed for another meeting. The latest development dimmed the hopes for a settle- ment raised earlier in the week following announcement of a new government offer to the un- ions. Cecil Harper, chief govern- ment negotiator, confirmed fol- lowing today's meeting that he had proposed a 32-month con- tract that would raise wages by 47 cents an hour. the market west of the Ottawa Valley for higher-cost Western Canada petroleum. The court decision allowed Cal Oil to import gas without restrictions. The decision did not affect the voluntary arrangement keeping gas and other products refined if- Sweetener Sales Banned OTTAWA (CP) The sale of all foods containing cyclamates will be banned by Sept. 1, the health department said today. Under a regulation published tin's week, foods containing the sweeteners cannot .be imported into Canada after that dale. Use of cyclamates in soft drinks has been banned since Dec. 24. It was banned April 1 in fruit spreads, puddings, bak- ery products, frozen and other desserts, confectionery, table syrups, dressings and toppings. The new ban covers all re- maining foods. The regulations permit sale of cyclamates as a ding pre- scribed by doctors. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN TTNIVERSITY of L e t h- bridge acting president Dr. Bill Bcckel telling his lecture audience, "It is my pleasant task now to intro- duce today's guest speaker, which is myself Betty Gal's f e 1 l-o w employees claiming she was completely in the dark as city hall elec- tricians had trouble with blown fuses Pete Neu- feldt of Coaldale hoping that a picture of himself wearing a nightgown would "self-de- struct in five J. J. GREENE new rules in Montreal from Venezuelan imported crude out of the region west of the Ottawa area. That agreement was made in 1961 at the time the national oil policy was announced. How- ever, Iner'e is some movement of gas into Eastern Ontario. Some gasoline is selling at less than 40 cents a gallon, com- pared with about 47 cents for regular-grade gas. INVOKED IN MAY The ban on imported gas west of the Ottawa Valley was in- Vokved May 7. The Cal Oil case was the first test of the regulation. The en- ergy board had refused the company permission to import about barrels of gasoline believed to be from Spain. More than 15 permits to im- po: t gasoline have been issued by the board for selling the product east of the Ottawa Val- ley. The board is also trying to stop flow of Montreal-re- fined gas from Venezuela west of the Ottawa Valley dividing line. Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. and other companies have said they are reducing production at On- tario refineries using Alberta crude because of stiffer compe- tition from lower-pries and Montreal-refined gasoline. From REUTERS-AP JERUSALEM (CP) Israel accused Egypt today of further violations of the Middle East ceasefire with the establishment of a new missile site and con- struction work on others in the zone frozen under the agree- ment. An official communique said a new missile battery and the construction work were discov- ered Thursday. It said: "The grave violation by the UAR" of the ceasefire agreement had been brought to the notice of the head of the United Nations truce supervi- sion forces in Jerusalem. In the complaint, Israel said it gave the location of the new battery and the sites, but these were not revealed in the com- munique. It said the facts were re- vealed Thursday and added that the activities referred to had oc- curred well within the 32-mile zone where a standstill on all military activity was imposed under the ceasefire agreement. Today's anouncement follow- ed a statement by Israeli De- fence Minister Moshe Dayan Thursday that a substantial number of missle sites had been brought forward in the first hours of the ceasefire, which went into effect last Friday, in violation of the standstill. Reports from Amman said Jordanian authorities hava tightened security measures to prevent Arab commandos from kidnapping diplomats, foreign- ers or government officials. In- formants said the guerrillas may resort to this tactic to sab- otage the U.S. peace plan. Two Beirut newspapers also reported that King Hussein of Jordan has warned his armed forces to be on the alert be- cause subversives were plotting to assassinate him and other Jordanian officials. RON BASFORD paying off Price Index Slowdown Hailed Micheners Tour VVHITEHORE, Y.T. (CP) The sun broke through tha clouds Thursday as Gov.-Gen. Roland Miehencr and Mrs. Michencr stepped off their armed forces jet for a 10-day tour of the western Arctic, OTTAWA (CP) Consumer prices rose by half of one per cent in July and Consumer Af- fairs Minister Basford hailed the unusually slow rate of in- crease as a sign of success for the federal government's anti- inflation program. He issued a statement saying that the increase in the con- sumer price index, released Thursday by the Dominion Bu- reau of Statistics, shows that "two years of perseverance in the application of anti-inflation policies by the government are paying off." George Hees, the former Con- servative trade minister, saw it differently. The MP for Prince Edward-Hastings said the price rise stows that the anti-inflation program is no more effective today than it has been for the last three years. He said the government can- not control inflation without the co-operation of organized labor. He called on Prime Minister Trudeau to meet labor leaders to find a way io control infla- tion. The facts of the matter, ac- cording to DBS: the index, based on 1961 consumer prices equalling 100, rose to 130.5 in July from 129.9 in June and 126.4 in July last year. UP 3.2 PER CENT In the 12-month period, there was an increase of 3.2 per cent, a figure also recorded for the June-June period. This amounts to a deceleration from the 4.6- per-ceut increases in (too veal's ended in January and March. The difference is even more marked than the five-per-cent rise in the 12-month period ended in February. In any case the 3.2-per cent figure was enough to prompt Mr. Basford to note that it was Hie lowest year-to-year increase since May. Meanwhile, finance depart- ment sources said the rise in n o n -f o o d retail prices has slowed markedly. The forecast is that non-food retoil prices should rise by about 1.0 per cent for Hie year. HOUSING FACTOR Back lo the index, food and housing cosls contributed to the half-pcr-ccnt July rise. The housing increase, however, was mainly dua lo high mortgage rates which may now be declin- ing. Food prices usually come down in August as fresh food crops become available. Housing costs, which account for nearly a third of the total index, were five per cent higher in July than the same month last year. July was the fifth consecutive month that food prices regis- tered smaller increases than in the corresponding a year ago. The figure wrs 1.2 per cent in this year's January-July pe- riod and three pea- cent in the lirst half of 1963. The rise in the cost of food served at home was about the same in the first half of this year as last. Restaurant prices were the big culprit in tho latest food index increase, ;