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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbridge Herald VOL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1974 15 CENTS 56 Pages VP nomination reverses flow of political tide WASHINGTON President Ford's nomination of Nelson A. Rockefeller as vice president completes a reversal of national political tides of potentially historic proportions. Ten days ago, politicians were asking whether the Republican party could survive; today, they were asking how the Democrats were go- ing to mount a challenge in 1976 Ford, as an admiring if somewhat staggered Democrat said this morning, "hasn't made a wrong move yet.'' In the narrowest political sense, and in the shortest perspective, Rockefeller's designation will be welcom- ed by Republicans seeking election or re-election this fall because of his zest and tirelessness as a cam- Analysis by R.W.APPLE JR. New York Times Service paigner. He can work a crowd, eat a knieh (or a hot dog or a and he is expect- ed to do so for anyone who wants him. Suddenly, instead of looking forward to a campaign in which Watergate would haunt them and tho personal unpopularity of Richard M. Nixon would weigh them down, Republican office-seekers can identify themselves with a popular new president, a pervasive spirit of renewal and candor in the capital and a politically dynamic vice president designate Not that the Republicans are without liabilities; inflation and economic stagnation, together with whatever aura of Watergate may linger over the party, could still cost them Congressional seats in November But where the Democrats were once talking of gaining as many as 100 seats in the 435-member House of Representatives, the more savvy professionals are now estimating a gain of about 15 or 20. In a larger sense, Ford has signalled that he is not interested in a narrowly ideological party Historically, insistence on ideological homogeneity has been a disaster for American political parties, as the Republican campaign of 1964 and the Democratic campaign ot 1972 vividly demonstrated Broad political base Some politicians had expected Ford to cling, in his policies and personnel, to the rather conventional midwestern conservatism he had exhibited in the House. But by some of his early policy decisions, notably his declaration Monday for conditional amnesty for Viet- nam draft evaders and deserters, by his willingness to welcome to the White House advisers such as former Sen Charles E Goodell and guests such as Rep. Paul N. McCloskey Jr. (both liberal Republicans once con- sidered party and now in his choice of Rockefeller, the president has shown interest in a broad political base Rockefeller and Ford are a classic political match, reminiscent of the pairing of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson in 1960 One is a moderate (some would say the other a conservative, one is a midwesterner. the other an easterner; one a man of the city, the other from a small town, one identified with domestic concerns, the other experienced in international affairs. Perhaps inevitably, some members of the Republican right wing were unhappy with Rockefeller, but Rockefeller has moved toward the center in recent years and many Republican conservatives have forgotten the tumultuous struggles of the nineteen- sixties Moreover, most of them are eager to rebuild their party, which has lost adherents steadily during the long Watergate nightmare. Among Democrats, who suddenly see themselves faced with the prospect of trying to defeat a Ford Rockefeller ticket in 1976, there was little question that Ford had made an intelligent political decision. Powerful ticket "Well, that saves us a lot of trouble in one Democratic senator said gloomily this afternoon. He was overstating the case, of course a Ford Rockefeller ticket would be far from unbeatable but his Hyperbole reflected the generally held Democratic view that such a ticket would be formidable. This despite the Republicans' minority status and the inevitable end to the "honeymoon" phase of the Ford presidency. The formation of a Republican ticket of real power, embracing two experienced and widely known men with varying constituencies, came at a time when the Democrats had just begun squabbling at'their weekend c-urter commission meeting. Whether the discordant meeting represented only a temporary procedural dispute or an exacerbation of the debilitating hostility that has hampered the party since 1968. the image projected was not healthy. 'Stoooo. ..p' Inside Classified.......28-31 Comics............20 Comment...........4 District ..........15 Family..........35-38 Local News.....13, 14 Markets........18, 19 Sports.........23-26 Theatres...........7 TV...............6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT 35 HIGH THURS. 70 SUNNY, MILD Alphabet bomber suspect Muharem Kurbegovic escorted by police. Yugoslav man arrested t in 'alphabet bomb' case LOS ANGELES (AP) A Yugoslavian immigrant with a record of sex offences has been arrested for investigation of murder, and police say he is the "alphabet bomber" whose deadly charges have killed three persons Police and the FBI said Muharem Kurbegovic, 31, was taken into custody Tuesday night after he planted a tape recording in a trash can in a rest room at a Hollywood takeout restaurant. They said Kurbegovic was the man who identified himself in telephone calls and other tape recordings as "Isaac military leader of an organization he called Aliens of America. He was called the alphabet bomber after threatening to spell out the group's name "in blood" unless immigration and sex laws were repealed. William Sullivan, assistant director of the FBI in charge of the Los Angeles office, said Kurbegovic was apparently acting alone and "at this time -it would be my opinion that can sustain larger population' TORONTO (CP) Despite "prophecies of the world can support a much larger by better farming methods says Roger Revelle, a Harvard University population expert. Prof. Revelle discounted Tuesday predictions that the world will succumb either to extravagant waste of resources or runaway popula- tion growth. He told the world congress of sociology that all resources are renewable. The sun is an inexhaustible source of energy, he said The main problem facing the world is food produc- population growth. The Harvard professor said high-yield seeds and more ma- chinery might increase farm production in underdeveloped countries But first these nations need to be developed economically to handle the expense of trans- forming agriculture. Until that happens, Prof. Revelle suggested a world food bank be built up by developed countries to supply poorer countries with food when famine strikes. He said that a world popu- lation of 38 billion to 40 billion might be supported if ade- quate farming methods are adopted round the globe. That's 10 to 13 times the current world population. Roy Burman, deputy regis- trar-general of India, objected to Western moralizing about population growth in poorer countries. He said Western countries have a huge hunger for con- sumer goods, gobbling up world resources rapidly. This is at least as serious a drain on resources as galloping popula- tion growth in developing nations. Mr. Burman was pessimistic about population control in developing countries. He said birth control programs in India have so far failed to iialt the population climb Alan Powell, a University of Toronto sociologist, said in an earlier interview that the out- look for most Canadian cities is bright. He doubted American urban unrest will crop up in Canada. there is no such group as the Aliens of America." Police said Kurbegovic, who had been employed until this week at a blueprint company in Los Angeles, was unarmed and offered no resistance when he was arrested. Kurbegovic was booked in connection with an Aug. 6 blast at Los Angeles International Airport that killed three persons and injured 35 Last Friday night, in response to a warning from the man who called himself Isaac Rasim, police found a 25-pound bomb planted in a locker in a downtown bus station. The device was disarmed After Kurbegovic's arrest, police aided by bomb-sniffing dogs searched his Hollywood apartment and hauled away what they described as a large cache of chemicals and explosives. Seen and heard About town David Roth puncturing a hole in his baby's soother while in the process of com- plaining about youngsters do- ing the same thing Al Sims preparing to make a quick exit when Jim Wolske began removing his boots. UN force ordered out of Famagusta NICOSIA (Reuter) Turkish forces have ordered the United Nations peacekeep- ing contingent out of the Famagusta district on the east coast of Cyprus, a UN spokesman said today. The UN is seeking clari- fication of the order, he said. In an interview in Nicosia today, the Turkish-Cypriot leader, Rauf Dentkash, told Reuter the Turks will allow Greek-Cypriot businessmen back into the areas occupied by the Turks. But he said they must be "secure" connected with EOKA-B movement or other groups dedicated to union with Greece. "We are not disowning them of their he said. Asked whether the Turkish side is prepared to make any concessions in future negotiations, he said "concessions are not called for justice is called for." Denktash held a meeting in his office with the UN special envoy, Luis Weckmann, and the commander of the UN forces, maj.-gen. Prem Chad. Denktash, who arrived here Tuesday from Ankara, said he has no immediate plans to meet with President Glafkos Clerides. However, it was reported earlier that the two had spoken to each other by telephone There was no in- dication of what they dis- cussed There were also signs that the fragile ceasefire on the war-torn Mediterranean island is holding. Independent observers in Nicosia believe that recent heavy United States pressure on the Turkish government is having its effect, and that Ankara now is prepared for talks. But the observers stressed that Clerides needs time to prepare for peace Canadian soldier stabbed TEL AVIV (AFP) A Tur- kish soldier stabbed a Cana- dian soldier of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus Tuesday night, the Greek-Cypriot radio reported in a broadcast monitored here today. Nicosia radio said the Cana- dian was taken to hospital at the British military base of Dhekelia in serious condition with a knife wound in the abdomen. It said the incident took place while the Canadian was investigating reports of looting along the Green Line, which separates the Greek and Turkish sectors of Nicosia. In Ottawa, a defence depart- ment spokesman said the sol- dier, whose identity was not released, underwent surgery and was later sleeping peacefully in hospital. negotiations after the trauma of the last week in which the Turkish army has seized control of one-third of Cyprus. On the island itself, three Greek-Cypriots were arrested Tuesday in connection with the killing of U.S. Ambassador Rodger Davies Monday, in- formed sources said. The men were not iden- tified, but the sources said they were the three for whom arrest warrants were issued earlier in the day. However, two of the men were released today, a Greek- Cypnot spokesman said. He said the investigation into the slaying is continuing. Turkey 'ready to negotiate9 ANKARA (AP) Turkish Premier Bulent Ecevit said today that Turkey is ready to negotiate "reasonable" changes in the demarcation line carved out by its forces on Cyprus. But he said that "basically" the present line, which slices off the top third of Cyprus, will be maintained "I am more optimistic than before that Cyprus negotiations can start he added. He said he and British Am- bassador Sir Horace Philips met for 45 minutes and dis- cussed possibilities for restarting the talks and that Britain is making contact with all the parties involved. Ecevit told reporters he is willing to meet with Greek Premier Constantine Caramanhs "anywhere anytime Ecevit said Turkey has made an open call to all par- Greek-Cypnots. Greece and immediate negotiations on a Cyprus settlement "Until the final status is set- tled chaos will reign on the island." he said "The Greek- Cypnots will suffer from this at least as much, in fact more, than the Turks Ecevit said there is an abso- lute need for separate areas for the Greek-and Turkish- Cypnots because of ethnic, religious and cultural differences. The Turkish-Cypriot com- munity on Cyprus numbers 120.000 The "Greek-Cypnots number 520.000 VP confirmation expected quickly WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield promised to- day that quick action will be taken on Nelson Rockefeller's _ nomination to be vice- president of the United States. "There will be no delay or Mansfield told reporters He said every effort would be made "to get it done before we go out in Oc- tober." Rockefeller's confirmation by Congress is virtually assured, but there is some question about how long it will take. of both the House of Representatives and Senate committees which will review the nomination have refused to commit themselves to any target date. The House judiciary com- mittee chairman, Peter Rodino (Dem N J suggested again today that the confirmation will take longer than the two months between now and the Nov 7 elections "Whether it's going to take eight weeks or 10 weeks, whatever time it's going to take, I think the committee will do it as quickly as we possibly Rodino said. But Representative Edward Hutchinson of Michigan, rank- ing Republican on the judiciary committee said President Gerald Fold's con- firmation as vice-president last year took eight weeks and if Rockefeller's takes any longer "somebody's going to be guilty of foot-dragging Grain dispute unsolved SASKATOON (CPi-After more than two hours of nego- tiating, the federal govern- ment and grain companies in- volved in a West Coast labor dispute were no closer Tues- day afternoon to ending the dispute that has reduced grain shipments from the terminals affected by half. Justice Minister Otto Lang, who before the meeting said he would stay for a week if necessary to reach an agreement, said during a break in the talks that he had no idea whether the meeting would resume today. Spokesmen for the grain companies said neither side had changed its position Notley asks who knew of PWA purchase By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Grant Notley, Alberta New Democratic Party Leader, wants to know if speculators in PWA stock were "tipped off" before the province bought the airline earlier this month. He told a press conference in the city today that he sup- ported a demand by Bob Clark, official leader of the opposition, for more informa- tion on the purchase. Mr. Notley said the names of the shareholders in the company during the weeks before the government swooped in with a million offer should be made available at least to MLA's if not the general public. "When we spend million of the taxpayers' money ac- quiring an airline it is only right we know. "If there was a significant change in the pattern of purchase, it would be prima facie evidence that perhaps there was a tip-off in the weeks or months before (the takeover) "If there was inside infor- mation we would have to insist there be a full and com- plete investigation." Mr Notley said he is not alleging impropriety on the part of the government. But he said individuals could have made substantial gains if they knew the province was about to buy the airline at "a rather inflated" share value "If someone leaked, who he said. He said the takeover was "a very exciting prospect" if the government will take advan- tage of it. "We could have the best mtra-provincial air ser- vice anywhere in Canada." The possibilities included air service to smaller com- munities and air ambulances, he said. But the government appears to have no firm ideas about what it will do with the airline. The NDP leader, taking an organizational swing through Southern Alberta, also said his party had a "unique oppor- tunity" to form the official op- position after the next election (See story, page An increasing number of Albertans consider the party a viable alternative to the Tories, he said. "We see the NDP emerging as a viable force and there is an opportunity for the NDP that didn't exist before. The Socreds are declining badly. That decline is evident everywhere in the South." The NDP will concentrate on three issues in the next election; The pace of develop- ment in the province, diver- sification and ownership of that development and the need for a land-use policy. Mr. Notley plans to bring down his own "mini-budget" this fall for million in oil revenues, to direct that development. The budget would include both rural and urban landbanks. GRANT NOTLEY ;