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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HOT FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 05-90. Lethbridcje Herald VOL. LXV No. 2IB ALUKKTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CKN'i :WO SECTIONS K> PAGES Single issue faces B.C. electorate By CHAIG ASPINALL The Canadian Press VANCOUVER With only two days to go before a provincial election, British Columbians remain faced with the same basic question posed when the cam- paign opened five weeks ago: Are you for or against premier W. A. C. Bennett'.' Good or bad, tbe policies and programs which havo made li.C. one of the richest provinces during 20 years of Social Credit government bear the imprint of this one individual. As he goes into his seventh election as premier, Mr. Bennett has come to ho viewed as teing either somewhere near the right hand o( God, or as a bene- volent dictator. Since the last election in there have been no scandals, no major economic or social upheavals and no government programs which in themselves could topple Ihc VI year old premier from power. But after 20 years, the opposition parties detect a lack of movement on Ihc part of Mr. Uennelt and his cabinet; an inability to respond meaningfully to tho needs of the people in tho "Those who respect and admire Mr. Bennett's past accomplishments should think about three other Cana- dian leaders who were put back into harness once loo often John Uicfcr.baker, Louis St. Laurent and Joey SmalKvood." So says Liberal Leader David Anderson, the 35- year-old anti-pollution crusader who entered the pro- vincial lists only last May, giving up Ins seat as a Liberal member of J'arliamcnl. Tliis view is echoed by Derrill Warren, 32-year-old lawyer and leader of the Progressive Conservativo party and by Dave Barrett, 11, social worker-turned- politician and chic! of (ho official Opposition New Democratic Party. This trio of relative youngsters, all brand new to the leadership of their respective parties, are hopeful tlrat most of Jl.C.'s 1.3 million registered voters also will be thinking this way when the polls open at 8 a.m. Wednesday. With the lack of any really major bred and butler Issues _ unemployment and inflation are blamed on Ottawa and the possibility of a lot of vote splitting among four parties, the opposition has a tough row to hoc in breaking down the Socrcd majority. Crossed floor Social Credit circled .12 members in ISM, with the KDP scaling 12 and Hie Liberals five. At dissolution o( the 29th legislature last July tho Kocrcds had lost two members who crossed the floor to sit as Progress- ive Conservatives. As the campaign entered final stages, Ihc main hope of the opposition was that the electorate wai of Mr. Bennett. When his rehabilitation minister, Phil Gaglanii, was quoted by a Toronto newspaper a.s having said Mr. Bennett is an old man who should re- tire, tho opposition saw it as a sign that the Socrcch were disintegrating. Premier Bennett has laughed off suggestions that he would retire almosl immediately if Social Credit is returned to office, and says he is sure Mr. Gaglardi did not make the statements attributed to him. Whatever the truth of the matter, the controversy put Mr. Bennett anrl the Socreds smack on the front pages of the province's newspapers something nil four parties have been hard put to do in what bad been a dull campaign. Aside from Ihc issue of Mr. Bennett's age nnci abilities, the major talking points of the campaign have been divided into Ihc traditional categories of the pure- ly political and socio economic. In the first instance, the opposition parties have licen furious over the Socred ploy of advertising a issue and courtisy cards for senior citizens during Iho campaign al the taxpayers' expense. They also have suffered apoplexy over the sudden spurt of highway construction in various parts of Iho province, and tho premier's habit of letting Soerod candidates personally baud out government cheques for projects in their riflings. Classics campaign PiTnikr Jifsinolt's favorite; campaign llicmc also Is purely political. As in he has rni.swl (he bnnncr of free Siici.'il Credit vor.sus Ihc "Godless NIM'. Mr. ttoimoll also lias (Jnnc Ins level to try to rnnviiK-c Ihc vote-is dial a vole fur the or Con- who alsn rato Ireo enterprise label, can only benefit Hit1 Xew rjeinomifs. As far I hi? IKJSJCS of jobs, inilii.slri.'i! development nnrl MK'icJl iinpnivemenls nie cmiccrned, the has Ix'C'ii a classic of a nmnim; on reeorr! ;m opposition loaded uilli promises o( for I hi1 heller. All Ihree opposition parties programs to promote .secondary indrslry. particularly operations lied 1o the output of forests ant! mines. All Mjdnl programs including mnro money fur .'.oniw and ed tienltl) find rdiicalioiutl facilities, implemen- tation o[ pollulifin taws and (he removal of education laves from homes and farms. TV NMP fiiir-inm ils programs Ilirnnjili an irirrriiM1 in rmH rnvnlilirs iialiiral iiv dni.l.nes and r Hn1 r-rni'ir fouNf imohed in irouFur's i-lupniriil vol- untary fund lo be used for pioniotinR industry. Tho arid Conservatives a re- ordering' of priorilios, financing coming from Mm money now locked up hi largely unused .special funds nxi from a of Ihe lax stnicttirc-parlicu- lai'ly properly laxes used for eduealion purposes. The markedly diffrivnl platform pljmks Iwlorig In Ihe v.lio am alone in promising laxes for In'j; rorpfiralions, a pivrnimr ril aufn- tnnltilo mMir.inrn plan and ictrnlion rif pifl, Paxes and pucccsslon riuticA. Jan. retirement By GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff Writer Speculation about a January Alberta Social Credit party leadership convention to find a successor lo former premier Plane crash kills cousin of Queen WOLVERHAMPTON, Eng- land (AP) Prince William of Gloucester, cousin of Queen Elizabeth, crashed his light plane in an air race today and died, police reported. The prince had just taken off from Halfpenny Green airfield to take part in a Goodyear air race when (he plane lost height and disappeared from the view of airfield spectators before crashing. The prince, a former British diplomat in Africa and Japan, is the elder son of the Duke and Duchess of Glouchcster. Harry Strom Is a "surprise" to Orvis Kennedy, executive dir- ector of the Alberta Social Credit League. The Calgary Albertan, quot- ing "party said today "there is no question the party will have a new leader going Mo the 1973 spring session of the legislature." Mr. Kennedy said "this is the first I've heard of it. Presum- ably be in on it if t'-ere were a leadership convention planned.11 He said "we're all standing ready for what Mr. Strom wants to do." Mr. Strom was not available for comment. He was apparent- ly en route to Edmonton from Calgary where the party held a picnic Sunday. Peter Loiighoed led the Pro- gressive Conservatives into of- fice Aug. 30, ousting the 35- year-old Social Credit regime. it was Mr. Strom's first election since succeeding Ern- est Manning as party leader in 1988. Ray Speaker, touted in the Albcrtan story as a likely suc- cessor to Mr. Strom, said to- day he has given the party leadership some thought. "Like any MLA active In tho party, I've thought about Mr. Speaker, former health and social development minister, said in a telephone interview from his home at Enchant, January, however, is a likely date for the annual Socred con- vention. It has been past cus- tom to hold it in November but because it might conflict with thj fall ssssicn of the legisla- ture which begins Oct. 25, it will probably be held later. 'A'helher a leadership conven- tion wil also bs held in Jan- uary, [hough, is unclear. John Anderson (SC-Leth- bridge East) said he has not heard of plans for a leadership convention. "All I know is that Harry Strom said he is going to lead us in tho legislature this. Dick Gruenwald bridge West) said he hadn't heard of plans to find a suc- cessor to Mr. Strom either. Ha raid it is likely Mr. Sfrom wilt make some announcement of his leadership intentions follow- ing the fail session. OFF TO JAIL Author Clifford Irving, convicted of conspiracy and fraud in faking an autobiography of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, talks with Port Authority policeman outside the terminal at New York's laGuardia airport Sunday, otter ing in New York from Florida. Irving will go to Ihc federal prison in lewisburg, Pa., to- day for the beginning of a 2Vi-year sentence. (See story page VANCOUVER fCP) It was more of the same today for longshore and maritime em- ployers' bargainers who spent most of the weekend trying to reach an agreement that would rrul n Tirilish Columbia flock- workers' strike that started last Wednesday. The strike by members ot the International mcn's and Warehousemen's Un- ion began aflcr the union said there had been a lack of prog- ress in talks on the contract and Vancouver hiring practices dispute lhat hod lied up Iho port of Vancouver since Aug. 7. The ticup meant delayed car- goes, no movement of Canadian grain exports normally shipped from Vancouver, layoffs for grainhaiullcrs in the port anrl protests from the Prairies. Svui- day there were 51 ships waiting in B.C. ports. Federal Lalwr Minister Mar- tin O'Connell, who came west Thursday for a first-hand look at (he ticup, loft for Ottawa by air Sunday, leaving members of his department to keep labs on negotiations which were lo continue today. A spokesman for the minister said Mr. O'Conricll felt (hfre wash no need at this time for j-'ovenimont intervention in the dispute. 1V1U, TISV ACAIN president of Hie B.C. Maritime Ktnployers cialion, said Sunday night: 'There's mil really much T can lell you. except (hat we met In- flay and we will Iry again in Ihf morning.1' The union has srt a largct of a hour increaso oa base rates of ss.0.1 ami H also wants improved fringe hi'iiefilr. Tin1 employers' offer bns not been made public. Meanwhile, at a meeting Sun- day, members of Ihe Grain Handlers work in elevators handling: grain prior to loading on K3 per cent in favor of a con- troversial conciliation board re- port. The report had earlier been rejected by Ihc elevator com- panies as loo generous a .settle- ment in a 10-month dispute with tho grain handlers. The companies are Alberta wheat pool, United Grain Growers anci liurrard Terminals. Union spokesman Henry Koncs called the employers' complaint alxmt the report "a political move designed to in- fluence the vote of Prairie farmers in the nexl federal election." Under lenns of the con- ciliation board award, the grain handlers would receive a 40- cent-hourly wage increase in each year of a two-year con- tract on existing rates of S4-16 for laborers and for tra- desmen. Nixon seeks all-volunteer U.S. army SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon called Defence Secreary M c 1 v i n Laird to the Western White House today to report on ef- forts to create an all-volunteer Army. Some Pentagon officials hope- fo place the military draft in mothballs in mid-1973 and keep it on a standby basis in case of a defence emergency. "The days of the selective service dr.ift are Laird said earlier this month. Seven killed Ban hippies KUALA LUMPUR (Reuler) Malaysia has announced that foreign hippies will be banned from entering the country after this month. Neighboring Singa- pore already has barred long- haired persons from entering the country. B-52s intensify bombing kong area n From AP-HEUTEK SAIGON (CP) American fighter-bombers destroyed or damaged more than 1711 build- infis Sunday in the heaviest raids in years in the Hanoi- Haiphong area, Ihc U.S. com- mand announced today. Heavy B-52 bombers mado strikes Sunday and early today in the Saigon area, Ihe closest raids lo Ihe South Vietnamese! capital since the 10C8 Tel offen- sive. The command said that air force and navy jels attacked 20 different targets in the llanoi- area, including three army barracks, tlie northeast rail line lo China, railway yards, supply barges, storage ami fuel depots, and anli-nir- crafl missile and firiilleiy bat- teries. It was Ihe heaviest allack in Ihe Hanoi-Haiphong area since March 1963, U.S. officials said. North Vietnam said five American jets were shot down and some pilols captured. The U.S. Command made no men- tion of any losses, DESTROY BRIDGES Air force Phantoms using OOO-pound laser bombs de- stroyed two railway bridges on the northeast rail line, the air force said. But oilier sources reported that in attacks on Iwo other bridges, the so-called "smart" bombs were off target and the rail approaches rather (ban Hie spans were cut. Air Force spokesmen said all Ihe bridges had been attacked before but the Norlh Vietnam- ese had rebuilt them. The U.S. command confirmed a report from Washinglon lhat a Chinese minesweeper had slipped into Haiphong harbor despite Ihe U.S. minefield laid last May. The command said Ihe sweeper has been in Hni- pliong about a week and is lied up next fo a Chinese freighter. It said it was "not aware that any mines have been and Ihe navy said the min- esweeper had not attempted any clearing operations yet. The command said it had planted new mines "at various locations to cover areas not previously seeded." The U.S. command reported today two B-52 missions 21 miles and 2ft miles northwest of the capital in Binh Duong and Han Nghia provinces. The tar- gets were described as troop concentrations nnd staging areas near the army base at Cu Chi. once a major U.S. camp. Meanwhile, field reports said North Vietnamese assaults drove South Vielnamose forces from the dislricl headquarters in Quo Son Sunday night for the second time in nine days, but Saigon government troops were still holding other sections of Ihe town. From AP-REUTEH BELFAST CCP) Guerrillas kept up pressure on the British army today with shooting in- cidents here and in London- derry after a weekend of vio- lence which claimed at least seven lives. The army said the weekend raised to 533 the number to die in three years of violence......could total nine since police report three skulls were found in the debris after a bomb exploded ill Downpatrick Racetrack, 20 miles southwest of Belfast. One man, believed to be a guerrilla planting the bomb, was confirmed to have died but medical experts were studying remains before officially adding the other two to tbe total. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Republican Northern Re- sistance Movement, Michael Farrel, told a protest meeting in Belfast Sunday that an in- ternment order may be issued this week for Ann Walsh, 18. She was questioned last week by police in connection with a bombing. Fan-el said British adminis- trator William Whitelaw will sign Ihe order Iliis week, mak- ing Miss Walsh the first woman to he interned. Farrel noled this action would run counter to While- law's promise to end intern- ment without trial. Observers said such action could scuttle Whitelaw's planned round-table conference in September at which he will discuss Northern Ireland's fu- ture with Roman Catholic and Protestant groups. Tiie shooting incidents early today injured an Irish Republi- can Army commander, Earn- mon Loughry, who was shot by Foyal Marines in Londonderry when Iroops spotted movement in an area lo have been used by snipers. Soldiers came under fire three times in Belfast but no one was reported injured. The Provisional wing of tho IRA announced Sunday night it will step up bombing and snip- ing because of renewed support among the Catholic minority In Ulster. The army says the level of violence has since troops stormed Catholic guer- rilla strongholds July 31 but the killing rate has shown littlo sign of easing. Fifty-nine per- sons have died since July an average of 10 deaths a week. Many more have been wounded. Europeans also on Amui's list KAMPALA CAP) President Idi Amin announced Saturday that the takeover of foreign- owned businesses in Uganda will be extended to cover Eu- ropean as well as Asian-owned firms. He said In a speech at a po- lice training college that the first stage of Uganda's econom- ic war was the current pro- gram of expelling all the British, Indian. Bangladesh and Pakistani Asians. "The second phase will be for black Ugandans to buy all shops, factories, cotton ginner- ies and businesses owned by Europeans and Asians whether Ihey like it or he added. Seen and heard Abouf town E A R S i G H T E D Bill llavinsa wondering if he'd be able to make it to work Ibis morning after an eve-straining weekend at the beach Wcnriy Burrows and Dotibie Anctil entertain- ing late-night swimmers at Park Lake with a rousing rendition of Turkey in the Straw. Doctors examine .v-wy.s JFK assassination furore rekindled 'Aiyona soon a PA. i AT fnrrnsir pnlholopi.M. s'.lio rd Ilio record; and materials nf tlio. nnlopcy on rro.sulcnt .Tolin F. Konncvly says accis-sexl assassin I-oa Har- vey Oswald could not have act- ctl f'yriE Allnfilicny ('.'.-oner, nt a H Iwo day tion nf Ilic mnlevials -it national mrbiiTS in mglon, D.C., convinced Uitn A II-.-i i' was "pln.-icnlly impns for only rsnn Jinve slain Konnctiy. Wcclit's findings were in oc) not only wilh Hie Warren Report conclusion (hat a sinplc assassin was re- sponsible for Kennedy's dealli, but also witEi a report tiy Dr. K. I.nttimcr, llio first private physician lo examine llie X-vjiys. Wccht paid: "Tlir ffid. is thnf the clwws (Jwi twl one person could have been 3 shooter. There had lo have at least people shoot- ing." Wccht charged that the single-assassin finding of tho lengthy Wamn Report hir.ges on the theory that ore bullet fired from a single gun wound- ed Kenredy in Ihe hack seat of liis limousine, nlso wound- rd and passed Ihrongli Texas rjov. John Connally, who was riding in Ihe fronl seal. Lattimer niada his report last January, about two af- ter Ihc- expiration of Ihe Ken- nedy family ban on making public the material. Al that time, Lattimer, chair- man of Uie department of urol- ogy at Columbia University College of Physicions nnd Sur- geons, said there was no doubt in his mind lhat Kennedy was gunned <'own by a single assail- anl. Ho siiid the X-rays proved thai the front and rear wounds in the. slain president were- caused by the same bullet which fussed Ihro-jch Ken- nedy's body and Ihen struck Connally. Wecht disagreed. "The mag- ic-bullet theory is Ihe sine qua non of tho Warren he saitV "It is absolutely untenable from a scienlific standpoint. "I was quite amazed at the prisiine shape of the hullcl. When one examines (ho hullel and Hi? v.-iricus films, thero ran Iw lilfle or no question Ibil lhat hullcl did not. traverse the body o{ Iwo men." ;