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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SNOW HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 0 VOL. LXIII No. 298 LETI-IBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS rWO PAGES Ltporte Found Dead Oci t? Kidnapped Oti 10 ahead WHERE CROSS of Montreal area locates spot where British Trade Commissioner James Cross is being held by terrorists of the Federation de Liberation du Quebec. Insert shows St. Helen's Island, which has been sealed off and where pos- sible exchange may take place. in 10 years? By GLENNIS ZILJI EDMONTON (CP) Albertans may be able to catch some fascinating glimpses of the future when a special congress on education gels down to work Friday. The Congress on the Future: spon- sored jointly by the Alberta Human Resources He- search Council and the province's commission on edu- cational planning. About 300 delegates, representing every part of the province's social, professional and political fabric, will consider such questions as: lies ahead for Alberta in the next 10 years? will life be like for Albertans by the prov- ince's Centennial yeaT in 2005? it possible to predict the future accurately? foreknowledge be used deliberately to shape the future rather than letting the future shape itself? Experts to speak Expert futurists were among the speakers, said Lome Downey, chairman of the council and co-host with Dr. Walter Worth, head of the educational com- mission. Dr. Donald Seastonc, economics professor at the University of Calgary, has been studying population trends for the province until 2005. He will outline where Albertans likely will be living, what age groups will be prevalent, what numbers will be in schools, uni- versities and other educational programs and similar projections. He will also predict the economic growth poten- tial for the province and suggest what relationships might be possible between government incomes and expenditures in education in the future. Will the edu- cation budget continue to grow? And will the tax- payer be able lo meet the costs? Deals with needs Dr. Harold Dyck of the Westrede Institute, an in- dependent research and development organization in Edmonton, will describe some of the extensive predic- tions he has worked out about Alberta's sociological future. Dr. Harold Baker, Human Resources Research Council, will speak on the needs of individuals in the world of the future, basing his observations on past studies by Dr. Kcastoiio, Dr. Dyck and other futurists. Keynote speaker is Dr. Wan-en Zieglcr, co-direc- tor of the Fducniional Policy Research Centre in Syracuse, N.Y. He will tell delegates about providing alternate plans that can shape the future in different ways. Christinas, cheer for war veterans By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment moved Wednesday to bring a little Christmas cheer to about war veterans and their dependents though the present will not arrive until April 1. Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-Eudes Dube told the Com- mons veterans pensions will rise by 10 per cent and veterans al- lowances by 15 per cent effec- tive April 1. Govt. backs down on legislation OTTAWA (CPJ The govern- ment on opposition urgings Thursday withdrew its bill to re- strict the powers of the auditor- general. Stanley Knowlcs, New Demo- crat House leader, noted that C. JI. Drury, treasury board presi- dent, had stated Wednesday that the bill could be withdrawn only with the unanimous con- sent of the Commons. Mr. Knowles then presented a motion giving the government consent to withdraw the bill which the opposition had said it would fight all the way to clo- sure. Mr. Knowlcs's motion re- quired unanimous consent. .Speaker Lucien Lamourcux called for .any "nays" as the op- position cheered and dared the Liberals to oppose the motion. Privy Council President Allan, government House leader, tried to get the floor but Prime Minister Trudeau tugged Tossed to death WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. soldiers tossed two Vietnamese prisoners to Iheir deaths from helicopters in an effort to scare other prisoners into disclosing information, a former army in- telligence agent says. Kenneth Barton Osborn, 25, formerly a private in the U.S. 525lh Military Intelligence Group in Vietnam, says lie also saw American soldiers drive a sharpened peg irto a prisoner's ear and kill him. him by the sleeve and back into Ills seat. Some Liberals finally joined in the applause calling for with- drawal of the bill. SHOPPING DAYS 'TILL CHRISTMAS The total package will cost the federal treasury about million nest year. Mr. Dube made the announce- ment at the same time as he in- troduced a bill amending the Pension Act. The legislation re- ceived routine first reading. SETS UP BOARD The amendments would: up a pension review board to act as an independent court of appeal for pensions ap- plicants. prisoners of war in Hong Kong in the Second World War eligible for an automatic 50 per cent pension if they have a disability. some 100 per cent dis- ability pensioners to receive an exceptional incapacity allow- ance as well as their pension. The legislation follows a re- port by the Commons veterans affairs committee on the gov- ernment white paper on vet- erans pensions. The white paper was drawn up following a study by a committee headed by Mr. Justice Mervyn Wood of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. RETAIN MEANS TEST Mr. Dube told reporters a means test will be maintained for war veterans allowances. There is no means test for disability pensions. Allowances ars given to "burnt out" veterans over GO who need financial help. The veterans affairs minister said that under the new sched- ules a married man with 100 per cent disability would re- ceive annually, an in- crease of A single person with the same disability gets an increase of to a year and the widows pension would go up to annually. 3il6l MONTREAL (CP) James Kichai'd (Jasper) Cross, held by terrorist kidnappers for 60 days, was freed from his abductors today. Mr. Cross, 49-year-old British envoy kidnapped GO days ago, was escorted, along with the suspects, from a north-end hide- out to an area designated tem- porarily as Cuban territory. The trade commissioner left the site by helicopter amid re- ports he was to be flown five miles from St. Helen's Island in the St. Lawrence River to the Jewish General Hospital on Cote Ste. Catharine Road in west-end Montreal. Mr. Cross, who suffers a chronic blood pressure ailment, to be examined after the ordeal which began Oct. 5 when he was taken at gunpoint from the bedroom of his Montreal home. Board initials hotel project The controversial hotel com- plex planned for S h o p p e r s' World was given approval Wed- nesday by the Municipal Plan- ning Commission in a unani- mous vote. Several hurdles set by the commission must still be cleared by developer Art Batty before construction can get under way. Negotiations with the land sales committee on the sale of a portion of 4th Ave. 6'. must be concluded and approved by city council. All the various parcels of land that are to become part of the final site must be consolidated and put under one title. PUBLIC HEARINGS Public healings must be held regarding the closing of a lane north of the present site and rezoning of two residential lots that are to be included. These are the major condi- tions that require further- ceedings before a building ;yer- mit for the project can be is- sued. One member of the commis- sion estimated it could take three months before everything was successfully concluded, pro- vided council approves in those cases where its approval is re- quired. There is also a possibility the decision by the MFC will be appealed, which would entail a further delay. Parking requirements, a Caiiauiens get new major reason for the original application being turned down last week, are to be met in full by the developer. This will re- quire the inclusion 4th Ave. in the site, plus a parkins struc- ture north of the avenue. The car park will not exceed four feet in height and is to be screened from the view of the surrounding residential area. STANDARDS WAIVED Density standards, which were not met by the developer, were waived. No reason for the waiving was stated, although the developer did say in his presentation that the commis- sion might consider the "exten- uating circumstance" of the open green area north of the site provided by the city reser- voir area. The diplomat lived to hear his own death announced on televi- sion early Del. 18, the day after the body of another kidnap vic- tim, Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, also 49, was found in a car trunk. But he was destined to sur- vive and his slory came to a high point of drama amid screaming police sirens and si- lent troops when a four-block, area of suburban Montreal North was sealed off early Thursday. By then police knew that Mr. Cross was being held in a three-storey dwelling on Des Recollets Street, a normally tranquil area. MINISTER ARRIVED Shortly after Justice Minister Jerome Choquctte arrived from Quebec City, Mr. Cross and kid- nap suspects Marc Carbonneau, 37, and Jacques Lanctot, 25, were taken in a police caval- cade from the hideout to the Ca- coacli MONTREAL (CP) Assist- ant coach Al MacNeil today was named head coach of Montreal Canadiens to succeed Claude Ruel. Ruel, who replaced Toe Blake on his retirement in 1968, re- mains with the club and reverts to his former post of director of player development and chief scout for the club. Budget comes down OTTAWA (CP) The coun- try finds out in dollars and cents tonight just how much Ot- tawa plans to take out of Cana- dian paycheques and profits in coming months. Betting in advance of the fed- eral be presented by Finance Minister E. J. Benson at. about 6 p.m. fa- vored announcement of mea- sures to stimulate business ac- tivity and generate more jobs. That could entail increased spending by the government, tax reductions, a combination of both or simply a shuffling of tax burdens and spending priorities. JAMES CROSS nadian Pavilion at the site of Expo 67 on St. Helen's Island. Carbonneau and Lanctot had been sought for weeks on kid- napping charges. According to terms laid down by the government earlier, the kidnappers were asked to de- liver their hostage safely to the exposition grounds and later be taken by helicopter to an await- ing government aircraft for transport to Cuba. Armed troops and "all avail- able police" took part hi a mas- sive operation that included sealing off of a four-block area in Montreal North. Tight security was clamped on the Expo site, with all entrances blocked, and streets were cleared for the convoy. Gulf boosts fuel Seen and heard About town ii old Monique Michel, missing from her mother in a shopping cen- ter casually walking up lo a clerk and saying: "My mom- my's lost" Hoy Emu's, local basketball coach, home sick Thursday after his club lost anollier close one After being told by her mother to be quiet in church, young Dana Vcr responding: "Yes, mommy, someone is trying to go to sleep EDMONTON (CP) Gulf Oil Canada today announced an increase of up to one cent a gallon in the wholesale price of gasoline, diesel oil and heating fuel in the four western provinces and the Yukon. Imperial Oil Ltd. announced a similar increase Tuesday. Gulf said the increases will be effective at the start of busi- ness Friday. Beet labor report set for Monday EDMONTON (CP) A five- member committee which in- vestigated working conditions in southern Alberta's sugar beet fields is expected to make its report next Monday, Eu- gene Mitchell, executive direc- tor of the Alberta Federation of Labor, said Wednesday. Milk fund donations To date The Lcthbridge Her- ald's readers have donated SI 67.26 to the Cup of Milk fund which will supply milk for starving children in India, Korea and Vietnam. Through the Unitarian Ser- vice Committee, people in southern Alberta who never need worry where their next meal is coming from, arc able fo help those who sometimes go for days without even a crust of bread or a glass of milk. Donors to date are: Mr. Henry Bechfhold, Loth i 2.00 Horace Underwood, Lund-brcck G. R, Easier S.03 Friend Pincher Creek J. D. Brown 1 Anonymous Anonymous Eriilh Gregory 1 Anonymous Anonymous Mrs. Mary Abel, Cardslon 1 Fred Quinn, Lerh. 1 K. MacLeod, J Air. T. A. Carter, Msarath 30 Anonymous Ji J. E. H., Lelh .CO .00 00 03 CO 00 00 on 00 00 ,2S ON STANDBY Military personnel stand guard beside a giant Canadian Forces four-engine Yukon aircraft at Dorval airport outside Montreal Thursday. The plane will be used to ferry the kidnappers of diplomat James Cross to Cuba as per a safe passage arrangement promised by the federal government at fho height Marv, Nick and the crisis, ;