Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
OVERCAST High forecast Wednesday S VOL. LXIII -No. 29G LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS SECTIONS 20 PAGES o nn "8 Shi planes could affect temperatures WASHINGTON The U.S. interior depart- ment in a report has urged developers of the super- sonic transport plane to heed warnings that the SST could seriously alter the world's weather. Senator Gaylord Nelson (Dem. Wis.) says Uie re- port raises such serious questions he will seek a ue- lay in (he Senate vote scheduled after this week to appropriate 5290 million to continue work on SST proto- types. The interior department questioned whether water vapor from the SST's exhausts would change climatic conditions in polar regions and eventually around the globe. A similar environmental question was raised Sun- day by Senator William Proxmire (Dem. who said a projected fleet of 500 to 700 SSTs by the 1980s could destroy a portion of the ozone shield in the upper atmosphere which protects the earth from ultraviolet radiation. Moves precede vote Release of the interior report Monday was one of several manoeuvres by both sides of the SST con- troversy preceding the appropriations vote, which is expected; to be close. These were other ntajor developments Monday: Warren Magnuson (Dem. moving to head off SST critics, introduced a bill banning sonic- boom producing flights over all 50 states. He said transoceanic flights alone would assure the SST's eco- nomic success. Boeing the primary SST pro- ducer, is based in his home state. National Academy of Sciences, through a study panel, said it "is not accusing the SST of po- tential crimes against the environment" and would not recommend the prototype program be slowed down. member of the Coalition of Environmental Groups said a fleet of 500 SSTs would produce sonic booms over 60 per cent of the Atlantic. director of tlie Sierra Club, another conserva- tionist group, claimed a fleet of 500 SSTs would use up all the nation's petroleum supplies in 20 years. Questions effect The interior department report also questioned ef- fects of sonic booms on birds nesting on coastal is- lands, saying egg laying could be seriously reduced by the loud sounds. But the report warned most seriously about the pos- sible effects on climate. "It should be noted that climatic changes in the polar regions have consequences that reach out into temperate areas because they serve as breeding grounds for much of the world's the report said, mentioning temperature changes, precipitation, wind direction and ocean currents. DIVORCE, ITALIAN STYLE Divorce advocates mostly women carry pro-divorce signs and flaming candles in front of parliament in Rome Tuesday after it was an- nounced the chamber of Deputies had approved the bill legalizing divorce in Italy. 92-year battle ends Italy legalizes divorce Red Chinese suffer blow BEIRUT. Lebanon (AP) Since the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser the influence of Communist China has suffered a series of setbacks in the Middle East. The timing seems coincidental, since the late Egyp- tian president was cool tosvard Peking. But his death sent political tremors through several Arab countries and forces of the extreme left have not been able to capitalize on them. Power struggles, government shakeups and army purges have swept Libya, Sudan, Iraq and South Yemen. There was a military coup in Syria. In eacli of these events China's established or po- tential interests suffered. The Syrian coup hurt most. It ousted Peking's best Arab ally, the Marxist lead- ership of the governing Socialist Baath party. It also imperiled China's main arms route to the Middle East. Under the Marxists, Syria became a base from which Mao Tsc-tung's military experts and ideological preachers spread out to infiltrate the Palestinian guer- rilla movement. Landed arms Since the 1967 war Chinese ships have unloaded arms eargos at Iraqi ports on the northern tip of the Persian Gulf. Trucks carried the goods to guerrilla in Jordan. The route was diverted to Syria when King Hus- sein's Bedouin army closed Jordan's eastern frontier for Chinese arms during the Jordanian civil war in September. Now the route faces a further threat. Lt.-Gcn. Hafez al-Assad, l.hc strongman who seized power in Syria, has fallen out with Maoist guerrilla groups. Reports in (he Arab press suggest that re. cent changes in the top army command and the de- fenco ministry of South Yemen will curb China's ef- forts in the southern regions of tlie Arabian peninsula. In Sudan, Gen. Gaafar el Mimeiry's regime has cracked down on Maoisls. In Libya, two captains from the "free officers" group which overthrow Ihe monarchy in 1969 were dis- missed from the government and ruling council. They were reported to have formed lire extreme left wing in Iho council and established contract will) Chinese diplomats in Cairo. From AP-Rcutcr ROME (CP) Parliament completed action today on a bill legalizing divorce in Italy and Pope Paul denounced it as dam- aging to family life and rela- tions between Italy and the Roman Catholic Church. The pontiff interrupted his ac- tivities in Australia to dispatch a message expressing "pro- found suffering" over the bill. The message strongly indi- cated that he did not consider the matter closed on a diplo- matic level. Tlie Vatican has previously issued official protest notes to the Italian government over the divorce bill and an- other is reported bsing pre- pared. The 630-member Chamber of Deputies (lower house) voted 319 to 286 to approve the bill after a five-year legislative bat- tle. An economic package sub- mitted by the government was simultaneously approved. The divorce bill, already ap- proved by tlie Senate, now re- quires only the signature of President Giuseppe Saragat and publication in the official state gazette before becoming law, possibly before the end of this year. Early next year the courts are expected to start issuing di- vorce decrees to many of the Italians, estimated at between one and two million, now living separated from their partners. Under the bill, couples must have been legally separated for five years before applying for divorce. If one partner contests the divorce the required separa- tion psriod rises to six years. If the separation was granted be- cause of the guilt of one part- ner, the period, goes to seven years. FEW OTHER GROUNDS Tlie only other grounds for di- vorce involve hardship cases, such as when one partner is serving life imprisonment or has tried to murder his wife or children. Aside from a brief period be- tween 1795 and 1815, during the Napoleonic era, divorce always has been banned in Italy..Under Italy's 1929 Concordat with the Vatican, Roman Catholic mar- riage regulations have the force of law. climaxed 92 years of pro-divorce agitation during which 12 earlier divorce bills have'; failed to obtain govern- ment approval. Gasoline prices raised VANCOUVER (CP) Impe- rial Oil Ltd. today announced an increase of one cent a gallon in the prices for gasoline, diesel and heating fuels in the Yukon and the four western provinces. The company also announced an increase of 1.7 cents a gallon for the same fuels in the Mack- enzie District of the Northwest Territories. Imperial said in a statement the increases are "insufficient to offset continuing cost pres- sures in the.nianufacluring, sale and distribution of petroleum products. "The company not only faces higher labor and materials ex- penditures, but also the need to maintain and expand capital in- vestment for plants and other facilities." It said no changes are being made on gasoline, diesel and heating fuel prices in Eastern Canada at this time. Imperial increased its prices Oct. 5 for these products in tlie Atlantic provinces, Quebec and the portion of eastern Ontario served by the company's Mont- real refinery. The company said the federal government's prices and in- comes commission had been in- formed of the increases. Rabies outbreak in prospect CALGARY (CP) Alberta cnuld experience its first ma- jor outbreak of rabies in 15 years this winter, says Dr. L. H. Ferris, a federal depart- ment of agriculture veterinar- ian. The province has been rela- tively free of the fatal disease until the last few weeks, he said. About a month ago a rabid dog was discovered in west- cental Alberta and since then the disease lias appeared in a few isolated cases in the south- east and central parts of the province. Diplomatic relations established HONG KONG (Reuter) China and Ethiopia have agreed to establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level, the New China news agency reported today. In Addis Ababa. Ethiopia said it recognized the People's Re- public of China as (he sole legal government representing the entire Chinese people. The Ethiopian move follows Peking's new campaign to ex- tend its contacts abroad, and the recent recognition of. China by Canada and Italy. Ethiopia now joins the other main East African states of So- malia, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia in estab- lishing links with Peking. A total of "18 states now have diplomatic ties with China. The disease is caused by a virus which attacks the nervous system of warm-blood- ed animals and is usually transmitted by the bite of an afflicted animal. Seen and heard About town SOLICITOR John Hammond claiming his corner of city hall was the lucky one, and citing nu- merous football pool wins by John Gerla, Ken Seaman and himself as evidence Ram- sey Vickers raising tlie roof about his "stolen coat and rubbers" then remember- ing he'd left them in another closet Dr. Don Selk with mixed feelings about a new baby daughter de- lighted with the event, but sad over a bet for free baby sitting by his sister-in-law Diane Wliilehead, if it had been a boy. witne sent to MONTREAL (CP) Lise Rose, 25, was sentenced to six months and Clement Hoy, 22, was sentenced to nine days in jail when the two appeared today to face charges of con- tempt of court at the inquest into the death of Pierre La- porte, Quebec's former labor minister. In passing sentence against Miss Rose, Judge Jacques Tra- lian, special coroner, said he doing so my great re- and after much reflec- tion. He said Miss Rose had refused to testify at the inquest last week "in deliberate fashion, in noisy fashion." The short sentence against Roy who also refused to testify at the inquest, came after his lawyer Bernard Mergler said he would attempt to get Roy to tes- tify when the inquest resumes again Dec. 10. Maximum sentence for the offence is and or one year in jail. Lise Rose ami Roy both pre- viously were charged with being or declaring themselves to be members of the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec. READY TO TESTIFY Pierre Marc-Beauchamp told the court he was ready to tes- tify next week on condition that his testimony not be used against him when he appears for trial in January on charges of being a member of the FLQ. The inquest into the death Mr. Laporte, abducted from in front of his home last Oct. 10 and found dead in the trunk of a car Oct. 18, was postponed after tlie two witnesses balked at questions. Both were among several dozen persons arraigned Nov. 5 and awaiting trial in January under terms of Hie War Mea- sures Act invoked Oct. 16, Meanwhile, police reported no new clues in the hunt for the kidnappers of Mr. Laporte and British envoy James Cross, ab- ducted from his home last Oct. 5. He is believed still alive and in tlie hands of the FLQ which has claimed responsibility for both incidents. FLYING, DOWN AT RIO A speeding car hurtled Info the air and wound up precariously balanced atop the car it slammed info during accident in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian police said the occupants of the car on top of the pileup, clambered out, took one horrified look, and ran off. War act Ryerson Press vote sale completed today OTTAWA (CP) Barring un- foreseen developments, the Commons is expected to give final approval today to the gov- ernment's Public Order (Tem- porary Measures) Act, 1970 re- placing the regulations under the War Measures Act. Debate on the bill ended Mon- day night. Under an agreement made by House leaders of all parties, the vote is to be taken in the early part of today's ses- sion. All Conservatives, with the exception of David MacDonald are expected to vote with the government de- spite some misgivings. The New Democrats and Creditistes have said they will vote against the bill. Israelis sink Arab Vessel TEL AVIV (Reuter) _ An Egyptian motor launch was sunk by an Israeli naval vessel in the Gulf of Suez Saturday, the Israeli military command announced today. Four Egyptian crew members were killed in the incident, a military spokesman said. The Egyptian launch was en- gaged in intelligence work and used for drug smuggling, tlie spokesman added. He said an Israeli patrol ves- sel ordered the launch to halt and fired several warning shots but the Egyptians ignored the orders and attempted to return to the west coast of the gulf. TORONTO (CP) Tiis United Church of Canada today concluded the sale of Ryerson Pi-ess to McGraw-Hill Co. of Canada Ltd., placing the 140- year-old textbook publishing firm in American hands. Conclusion of tlie sale was an- nounced by Rev. Frank Brisbin, secretary :of the communica- tions division of the United Church, who also issued a state- ment welcoming the anounce- ment Monday night of an On- tario royal commission inquiry into the state of the publishing industry. "In the absence of any realis- tic alternatives or proposals, the United Church has concluded its anounced plan to sell Ryerson Press to Mr. Brisbin said. "The lawyers have completed their work on the sale and the transfer of ownership is taking place today." The transfer involves Hie in- ventory of books, copyright and authors' agreements and the name of the firm, but not the receivable, or pay- ment owed by school boards for textbooks already ordered. Mr. Brisbin declined to reveal the sale to be about said only that he would receive a cheque from McGraw-Hill today. No formal changeover ceremony was scheduled INQUIRY 'OVERDUE' Commenting on the anouncc- meiit by Ontario Premier John Robarts of a royal commission inquiry Mo the difficulties fac- ing tlie publishing industry, Mr, Brisbin said it was "a very good move, but overdue." He said he hopes the commis- sion gets to the root of the prob- the Ryerson sale was dic- tated by the firm's indebtedness makes effective recom- mendations. Banff) Glacier bus operator dies at 91 CALGARY (CP) William Brewsler, 91, one of the found- ers of Brewster Transport in Banff, died today. The bus company he formed with Us brother J. I. Brewster helped establish the tourist in- dustry in Banff National Park and Glacier National Park in Montana. He came to Banff in 1887 and began supplying tourist ser- vices in 1904. Milk fund backs children's centres 'Have you heard the. one All tlie programs sponsored by the Unitarian Service Com- mittee in under-d e v e 1 o p e d countries are interesting, but probably none draws on the world's sympathies more than those dealing with infants. Since 1955 the USC has been sponsoring about 500 children each year in five children's boms and tils Sam York Re- habilitation centre, the only in- stitution for disabled children in Korea. Due to poverty, death in the family, divorce, etc., (he num- ber of abandoned children in Korea is high, although through programs of counsel- ling established by the USC the incidence is dropping an- nually, Families agreeing to lake back their children receive fol- low up services allowing both the parents and the child a sense of needed security. EVEN" SI HEM'S In 19G6 (he Mokpo Social Ser- vice Cenlre pioneered in es- tablishing a temporary recep- tion centre lo prevent child abandonment, Donations to the USC are used to assist in the care and feeding and counselling of trou- bled families in this area. One dollar provides a starving child with a cup of milk a day for 100 days iu Korea. It provides other food and services which thousands of children would' not receive if Canadians did not support this worthy work.