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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 75-80. VOL. LXIV No. 215 The lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1971 IGH NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS If! r.AGHS Grants Canada drops Bomarc units policy ii i dopted but pads armed stre a YOUNG PROFESSOR Af 22 years of age, Charles L. Fefferman, above is o full professor of malhematics at the University of Chicago. Officials says he is the youngest full professor in ihe history of the institulion and may also be Ihe youngest person at any major university to hold lhal lille. This is quite amazing since Feffer- man has never atlended high school. Berlin accord feather in An official policy regarding grants to charitable, cultural and other such organizations was adopted by city council Monday when it approved a resolution by Alderman Vaugban Hembroff. The six-point policy slates all applications f o r operational grants for "charitable, cultural and other like purposes" made Sept. 1, 1971. be refused. At the same time, the city will support any grant applica- tions made by such organiza- tions to senior levels of gov- ernment. Two sections opposed by Deputy Mayor Rex Little stale that the city will encourage Iwlh the province and the fed- eral government to establish funds out of which grants may be made for services which are constitutionally the responsibil- ity of those governments. If such funds are formed, the city will aid in setting up a commission of interested citi- zens to administer the funds. Finally, (lie city Mill inform all organizations that it will en- tertain the idea of the cif.y pay- ing for specific services, as re- quested by the city. Alderman Hembroff said he was "distressed" by the idea that grants were being with- drawn because the council members felt the organizations were not effective or useful within the community. Rather, it was simply a mat- ter of puttinr financial respon- sibility where it belonged, he said. lie suggested the senior governments could take a hand and perhaps the organizations themselves might also be prompted to "dig deeper." Expressing a sentiment that has received supporl in pre- vious discussions, Aid. Vera Ferguson said the policy re- flected the view that if organi- zations could not exist through voluntary financial support council had no right to spend tax dollars to keep them alive. Mayor Andy Anderson said he did not want to see the ''door closed entirely'' on grants and voted against the resolution, as did Aid. Steve Ketch and C. W. Chichesler. Defence budget freeze lifted OTTAWA (CP) Canada will retire licr two squac'- rons of Bomarc anti-aircraft missiles hut will continue use of nuclear-equipped interceptor aircraft for North American air defence, the government announced today. A while paper on defence also provides for the lift- ing of the freeze on the defence budget a year ahead of schedule, in the 1972-73 fiscal year, and for a man increase in Ihe projecled slrenglh of the forces at April 1, 1973. The forces will then number inslead of 000. They are currently being reduced from a strength of two years ago. The policy paper said the defence budget will re- main within about one per cent of Ihe present billion ceiling for 1972-73. Beyond that it will be eslahlished "on the basis of program forecasts and estimates in accordance with practice followed by other d'Or, is currently undergoing trials out of Halifax. The white paper says the Bomarc anti-aircraft missiles should be retired because of the relative decline in importance of the Soviet bomber threat. Intercontinental missiles, against which there is yet no defence, are the more likely weapon. While surveillance will be needed to keep check on govern m e n I depart- ments." IMPOSED 2 YEARS AGO The current ceiling, imposed by the government more than two years ago. was to last to the end of the 1972-73 fiscal year. It is being lifled, the while paper said, to take care of new radar and communications ex- penses and to finance additional roles for the CF-5 ground sup- port aircraft. Two squadrons of Canada- based CF-5s are being commit- ted for close support on NATO's northern flank in Norway. CF-5s also are to be used for photo reconnaissance in Canada and over coastal waters, and some will replact T-33 aircraft in the advanced training role. The white paper provides for maintenance of Canada's role in anti-submarine warfare, but says the long-term objective is for more general-purpose mari- time capability. The Canadian navy's hydro- foil, developed as a sub-chasing warship, is being considered for a coastal surveillance and con- trol role. A prototype, the Bras Brandt's hat American dollar weakens sharply By PETER REHAK BONN (AP) The Big Four agreement on Berlin is an important breakthrough for Chancellor Willy Brandt's policy of improving tics wilh Eastern Eu- rope. It means he can slarl moving again on his key- slone of his foreign policy, which has been stagnant since he signed treaties establishing normal relations the Soviet Union and Poland last year. It also improves the re-election chances of his So- cial Democrat-led government in Brandt considered Berlin a test of Soviet intentions in central Europe, and he made a satisfactory agree- ment on UK city by the United Slates, Britain, France and the Soviet Union a pre-condition to ratifying the Polish and Soviet treaties. lie needjd the Hgrcemcnl. whose aim is to bring practical improvements for (he city, [o show the Chris- tian Democratic opposition that he got somcfliing for signing the treaties. Tlw opposition has charged he made political con- cessions by Cornialb recognizing German territorial Josses in Ibr Second World War without getting any- thing in return. Expect better access While the text of the agreement has not been pub- lislird aw! while dei.'iil.s arc still (o be worked out bc'UU'cn Easi and West Germany, il is certain lo tiring belter access lo Wesi Berlin, isolated 110 miles inside Communist lerrilcry. II is also expected lo include provisions for We.sl Berhners lo visit Fast. Berlin, .something they have not. been able Ixi do on a regular basis since, the Berlin Wall was built in IWI. Wilh ihe in [orcr, Ihe opposition will be hard put lo oppose Ihe ralificalion of the trcalios in Ihe Bundcslag, where Brandt has only a six-vole ma.jorily. Voting againsl (he Irealies and Ihus apainsl (he agreement would mean lhal. Ihe Chrislian Democrals are disowning somelhing which has been acceptable liy West (ierniany's do.-'csl Uniled Stales, llntain and I'rance. 'Ilir Inlks wilh the F.asl. (irrm.ins on Hie. delails ore. In lake fit least two or months, LONDON (AP) The U.S. dollar weakened sharply in Western European foreign ex- changes loday bul showed in- 'J'ffl! }l iinnu buy some American dollars'" creased slrength in Tokyo as the Japanese government again refused lo raise the value of its money alone. European dealers reported signs of big money operators entering Ihe market to unload I'.W. dollar and a downward li'-'nd for Ihe American money appeared to be developing. But a dollar-buying spree de- veloped in Tokyo and the Bank of Japan was forced lo shell out an estimaled SI10 million to sat- isfy demand. Japan's acting foreign minis- ter, Toshio Kimura, meanwhile, tuled out a unilateral increase in the value of Ihe yen. lie told a news conference any change should come as a result of lalka among leading countries di' redly involved in the present monetary crisis. In Europe, tlie dollar declined in relation lo the British pound. Ihe French franc, the Swiss and Belgian francs, the Italian lire and Hie Dutch guilder. MR. MacDONALD passed "when a full, active anti-bomber defence is esesntial for the protection of hte U.S. de- terrent C a n a d a's land force in Europe will get brand new equipment and a new tac- tical reconnaissance role under plans announced today. The air group, also located in southern Germany, will keep ils CF-104 jets, but swilch to a conventional attack role from a nuclear strike and reconnaissance mission. The h i t c paper says the government does not plan any further reductions in the man- power serving with NATO in Europe. The government left open the pcssibilily that it will end its partnership in the North Amer- ican Air Defence Command when llic current agreement wilh Ihe United Slales expires in 1973. In ils white paper, govern- ment expressed strong doubis uboul ths usefulness in the mis- sile age of a system to defend apainsl bombcr.s. The armed forces' reserve cpnlinflcnl will be kepi at present authorized strengths. Highlights of defence while paper OTTAWA (CP) High- lights of the while paper on defence: Canada will retire ils two squadrons of Bomarc anii-aircrafi missiles but will continue use of nuclear- equipped interceptor aircraft for North American defence. No further reductions arc planned in Canadian NATO forces. Defence budget freeze will be ended in 1972-73, one year ahead of schedule. Forces strength will he at April 1, 19711, an in- crease of 1.000 over earlier projects. Defence budget to remain within about one per cent of the present SI.8 billion ceiling tor 1972-73. bomber incursions, the time has Adequate forces will be provided to meet non-military challenges to Canadian sover- eignty, such as pollution con- trol, policing of territorial seas and fishing zones. There is a need to antici- pate that civil emergencies, such as the October crisis in Quebec, may require the forces to come to the aid of the civil power. If The land force in Europe will retire ils heavy Centurion tanks in favor of air portable fire-support veliicles. which will also be used in Canada. The three squadrons of CF- ]04 aircraft in Europe niil all take on a conventional attack role. One now has a recon- naissance role and two have nuclear strike missions. Two squadrons of CF-5 close-support aircraft, based in Canada, will be available to fly to NATO's northern flank in emergency, refuelling from 707 tanker's in night. The commitment to fly a battalion group to Norway or Denmark in a crisis will be retained, along with the prom- ise to send the balance of an au--sea transportable combat group from Canada during a period of weeks. The NATO maritime role wi_: be continued. A ballalion group will con- tinue on stand-by for service with UN peacekeeping forces. Strategic Air Com- mand bombers will continue to get permission to fly over Canada in emergencies and for training. SAC I ankers will continue to refuel at Goose Bay. SCRAPPED The Bomarc anli-alrcrafi missile will be scrapped according la Canada's white paper on de- fence issued today. Four dead in Moulaua Fernie man hurt in killer crash BROWNING, Mont. CAP) _ Three out-of-stale women and a Canadian man died late Sunday when the car in which they were riding left the road at Ihe top of Hudson Bay Divide be- tween St. Mary arid West Gla- cier, about 10 miles south of St. Mary on U.S. 89. Another Canadian man was admitted to a Browning hospi- tal with an injured back and in fair condition but has been transferred to a Cardslon, Alta., hospital. Glacier Counly coroner Wil- liam Riddle said the victims were Debra and Amv Mar- quardl, 22 and 20 respectively of Princeton, Wise., Gordon T. Machan, 26, of Rosetown, Sask., and Kalhy Schuett, 20, of nia, Wise. The injured man was idenli- Bus drivers out MONCTON, N.B. (CP) Bus drivers employed by Moncion Transil Lid. remained oif the job early today, this Westmorland County city with- out public bus sen-ice. fled as Russell I. Orosz, 21, of Fernie. B.C. All four dead persons were thrown from the car when it left the highway and rolled a number of times. The vehicle was travelling at an excess speed, the coroner said. Vulcan illed Farmers urged to check iiiiie issue befor Vietnam Crisis SAIGON (AP) The U.S. command put Ihe Ameri- can troops in Vietnam on spe- cial alert loday as Ihe political crisis over Sonih Vietnam's presidential rlcclion deepened. Sources close lo President Nguyen Van Tliieu said he had rejected V'ico-ProMdcnt Nguvcn Trio Ky's proposal lhal. br.lh rosipl M? HlM. a hilc'.-'.'.ss'-.r could call a new election in which Tliieu would have more opposition. The sources said the president is determined In hold voting as scheduled on Ocl. 3 even if he is Ihe only active candidate. Anticipating slrccl demonslra- lions and possibly lorrorisl al- liicks. Ihe U.S. command or- dered American military por- (sonne.l lo slny out of cities and (owns except when. OD otlicial business and lo travel only in official u'hicles. Thien was believed lo have advised U.S Ambassador Klls- worlh Bunker of his opposition lo Ky's proposal at a meeting Monday night, and Ihcrc was spenilalion as lo what the. United Slales would do now. 166-year-old Russian has 220 descendants MOSCOW tlieuler) Tho oldest man in the Soviet Union, IWi year-old peasant Shirali Alis- hmov. lias become Ihe greal- gr.mdfailHT iif Iriplcl girls, bringing Iho number of hi.-- de- scendants lo 2'JO, Tnss news ngeucy said. U.S. officials said Jset week that if Thieu ran unopposed, the U.S. gen eminent would reconsi- der its Vietnam policy, includ- ing Iho aid program. Tliieu once again became the only aclhe candidate when Ky anno u need Monday lhal ho would having been reinstated on Ihe ballot by the Supreme because he believed Tliieu was rising Ihe cleclion. Ky proposed lhal, he and Iho president rosipn simultaneously, lhal Ihe chairmen of Ihe Seiuio become inlerim president, and thai Tiiiru arrange n new eloc- linu !tl) Tlii.-! piT.ivilure is provided for by Ihe conslitiilion. hill numer- OILS Vietnamese and Western observers exported Tliieu lo re- ject it, EDMONTON have been urged to examine tlie daylight saving litre issue before the plebiscite Aug. 30, by Dobson Lea, president of Unifarm. "Few people realize that Ed- monton and Calgary, in fact Seen and heard About town A seeing ,1 bus and asking his dnd ''Where's Chartered, Alberta'1" Golfers suggesting lo Aid. Rex Litlle there'll be. more broken windows along Koiilh Parkside Drive lhan anywhere else in Ibe city if Ihe hedfe nlcnfi (lie Henderson Lake Golf Cour.se is lorn down llnvlipan pliiyir.g crib wilh At- kinson and admill.ing he's not much good nt playing poker, eiUicr, most of Alberta, rightfully be- long in tlie Pacific lime zone and arc, in effect, already on daylight he said in a communique to Unifarm offi- cials Tuesday. He said it is already more Uian half an hour past noon when Ihe sun is directly above. Ihe fifth meridian, wliich is near bolli cities. A lime change would mean rural school children liavelling along distances by bus but would be faced by dark and chilly mornings a month earlier in Ihe fall, he said. Farming operations are geared lo sun or standard time and could nol be advanced or retarded on com- mand. One person was killed and another critically injured Mon- day when two ears collided head-on shortly after 8 on High- way 3, Ihree miles west of Uie Alberta border in British Co- lumbia. Patricia Lee Spcer, 21, of Vulcan was killed m the acci- dent. Her sister Linda, 18, the driver of Ihe car, was not se- ricusly injured. A passenger in the other car, Ralph Jonson of Summerknd, B.C. is in critical condition in the Hospital. One person was critically in- jured when a half-Ion truck and a farm swalher collided on a bridge on Highway 2 one mile north of Standoff shortly after 4 Mcnday. Injured in ihe accident was Anne Wells, 2-1, of SlanMf. The driver of the swather, Douslas Doyle, of Fort Mac- leod was not injured. Atkinson CIIARLO'lTICTOWN (CP) Hearing of a charge of conspir- acy lo inlimidale against liny Atkinson, president of Ihe Na- (ional Farmers Union, was ad- journed unlil Aug. 31 when Ihe Saskatoon organizer appeared in court irj Summerr-ido loday, jjcr icccJi for operators TORONTO (CP) The men who operate cranes, bulldozers and (-loyalors al Melropolilan Toronto apartment con.mruetion sites will earn S12fi for a 45 bom- work week under terms of a new wage conlrarl outlined loday. riiiuii bivino.-s ninarpr Wil- liam Lippell s.iid Inch hour- ly w; gos can be misleading bc- c.'iuse Ihe men may miss up lo fnii1 months' work because of winter conslrurlinn halls. In such an eiphi-monlh work- ing year, hoisting engineers can cipcct In Mrn nbout fli.OOO. ;