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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY The Lctltbridge Herald LXIV 300 DECEMBER 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES BUD OLSON Government lo preserve rural life By EGON FUECIt Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Agriculture Minister Bud Ol son has tolct farmers he is committed to preserving the rural way of life in Canada and does not intend to use his farm development program lo entice Cana dians to quit I dont think any of us cherishes the thought of all Canadians living in several big lie told the 38th annual meeting of the British Columbia Federa tion of Agriculture in New A successful development program will prevent that from hap A text of Olsons speech j was released in In he was apparently hitting back at suggestions from the prairie provincial governments tlic farm development program is designed to squeeze farmers off their farms and so rid the federal government of lie farm Much of the resistance lo the farm development program has been due to misunderstanding and misinterpreta tion he wr iiiodp provision lo help the farmer tvho wants tn retire fmn fanning or take up non farm the government has been accused of want ing to push the farmer off the he The principles of the farm development program were hammered out at the Agriculture Outlook Con ference in Ottawa last week by the provincial minis ters of agriculture and The agriculture ministers apparently were satis fied after the talks that the land assembly and early retirement features of the programs would work to the benefit of the there was no guarantee of any change in principle in the communique issued after the con and the real bargaining is going on in closeddoor sessions of a federalprovincial technical committee assigned the task of hammering out the de tails of the But Olsons speech in British Columbia left little doubt that some farmers would have to move off the land in order to make economically viable units for the ones who This was the original objection to the program that is would reduce the number of fanners on Olson pointed out that the operation of a farm today depends more on capital than a mans and that one farmer with machinery today can pro duce many times what he could 20 years ago without modern While the new program would be aimed at helping family type farms to obtain the land and ma chinery they need to operate the land will have to come from Olson indicated in Ins speech that it would likely come from farmers who voluntarily want U give up Farm development The emphasis of this program will he on farm and not on farm he A great many farmers have written to me and want to leave farming but feel trapped to stay While we are making efforts and spending money to help the men and women who want to build a strong we cant ignore those who to retire from fann He said the government wants to ntakc sure the man who wants to retire from farming can do so in For the man who wants to lake up employ ment off the we want to help him make the transition as successfully as The new farm development program will likely be similar to lite ARDA and FRED with indi vidual provinces making special agreements with the federal government wilhin the of a national Some o the programs would include pro vincial land assembly banks which would buy up land from fanners wanting to quit farming or to and either leasing or felling It to fanners who need more land to make viahle farm Others would provide lonns for fanners to buy the kind of ma chinery Ihey would need lo operate the new Encouraged Mr Olson anl very oncniiraged by Ihr ngrocnirnt of UKprovincial agriculture ministers and that he is nilhiisiiistic Canada will now lo fill the Rap in farm I for one feel the rural way of life is essential md must be he By providing the opportunities for lowincomi to develop fanns into viable economic we will brgiving an impetus for tlw healthy develop went of the rural sectors of our because pros perous farms monn prosperous towns Excuse Im standing under your foot Pakistan airliner PARIS API Air pirates took over a Pakistan Interna tional Airlines jet in the name of Bangla Desh today and held it for ransom of 20 tons of medi They threatened to blow up lie plane and persons aboard on an Orly Airport run way if their order was Airport officials said arrange ments were being made lo ob tain the Calling themselves represent atives of 10 million Bengali ref ugees who have fled from East Pakistan to the hijackers warned police lo stay awny from he fourengined Boeing 720B jetliner and said any ac tion that could lok like inter vening would lead to the planes Citizenship act changes requested TORONTO CP Prime Minister Trudeau was asked Thursday by members of Toron tos Italian community to consi der changes to the Citizenship Act that would allow 18yearold immigrants who meet residence requirements to become Cana dian The recommendation was con tamed in a brief presented to the prime minister by the Fed eration of ItalianCanadian As sociations and Clubs At the Citizenship Act stipulates that application for citizenship can be made only by those over 21 years of and the FACI brief asked the act be altered to allow 18year olds to Hockey player in car mishap NEW CP Barry 17year old defenccman with New Westminster Bruins of the Western Canada Junior Hoc key was killed Thurs day night in a singlecar acci dent in suburban RCMP said of Prince was a passenger in a northbound car on Uie King George Highway when it apparently swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle and rolled Also in the not in was another New West minster Bruins hockey defenceman Bob of RCMP withheld the drivers He also escaped Suffers stroke MELBOURNE AP Sir Robert Australias for mer prime suffered a stroke Thursday but is in se rious his wife re ported He has had vascular which have Icfl his arms and legs said Dame Paltic All ho needs is a lil lle physiotherapy to the movement back in the i c j j f State ot emergency is declared in India From The Indian government de clared a national emergency today following Pakistani air raids on four northwestern In dian A Pakistani broadcast said Pakistan air force planes struck in retaliation for Indian ground India denied it had staged any attacks in the north miles or more from East Pakistan where hostilities broke out last Air raid sirens wailed in New Delhi and the Indian capital was blacked But there was no sign of an air International airlines in Lon don said they had banned flying jetliners to West Pakistan and Calcutta and New Delhi in Radio Pakistan said the air attacks were carried out against airports at Palhan Amritsar and at capital of Indian a point of dispute between the two countries since In New President Giri the emergency pro clamation on behalf of the In dian government because of the unprovoked aggression by PLAN POLICE POWERS The the constitu tional head of at the same time summoned both houses of parliament into a special ses sion Saturday to approve the Defence of India emer gency legislation thai would give Hie government wide police New Delhi airport was closed to international traffic until fur ther Internal flights have been diverted to airports other than New Radio Pakistan said the air strikes were made as a countermeasure lo meet the challenge of Indian attacks that began before dawn from Indias Rajasthan Earlier an Indian spokesman in New Delhi had reported three Pakistan air attacks in north western Later he agreed with the Pakistani broadcast that there were Top IRA security L men recaptured BELFAST CP The Irish Republican Army appeared today to have driven a big hole intoNorthern Irelands security setup by whisking three of its top operatives out of Belfasts Crumlin Road prison The trios disappearance info a thick fog shrouding the capital came only two after nine other suspected IRA agents broke clambering over the jails towering walls with the aid of rope Republican sources claimed the three were safely over the border in the Irish Ac the republic would almost certainly regard the men as freed political extra dition would seem out of the Six of the men who escaped I later surfaced in Dublin to give a news Only two were they drove south toward the frontier disguised as WERE KEY CAPTIVES Two of the three latest escap ers were identified by informed sources as Martin Meehan and Anthony Dutch Brit ish army intelligence regard ihem as among the most impor tant captures since internmant without trial was introduced in August to crush the Meehan was said by the dollar continues decline FRANKFURT AP The dollar continued to fall on the Frankfurt foreign exchange mnrket opening at a record low of The dollar closed Thursday at another record and lost more ground overnight amid speculation that the Uniled States will devalue its currency while other major Western currencies will be re valued The opening price loday was equivalent lo an revaluation of the mark upward since the government aban doned a fixed exchange rate last sources to be the leader of Bel fasts Ardoyne district com mand of the which is fight ing to bring ProteslEntdomi nated Northern Ireland under the rule of the Roman Catholic Doherty is widely reported to be a top guerrilla Thompson named Tory eoordinator Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Robert Thomp Red Deer has been appointed national organiza tion co ordinator for the Pro gressive Conservative it was announced here The partys The Herald has learned but it was not contained in the announce are for him to give up hio Red Deer seat when the election is get a nomi nation in a and head the partys list of candi A few days ago he confessed a special interest in the situation and said he was per suading former Social Credit Mis to seal PC nominations in that Beer parlor patron shot to death VANCOUVER man was shot lo death Thursday night as he sat at a crowded table in a downtown beer par Patrons at the hotel saw a man draw a sawed off shut gun from a paper bag and shoot his victim at pointblank then walk from the Police said both men were part of the same grnnp at one of the beer parlor Tlie unidentified victim was dead on arrival at Until now all hostilities had been centred along tile borders between East Pakistan and India far to the An Indian spokesman in New Delhi said 18 Pakistani jets staged the attacks while Pak stani ground troops shelled bor der posts in Pakistan reporting on charges of Indian attacks against West said the situation remained It was the first major action reported on the West Pakistan northern Indian The fight ing had previously been concen trated on East Pakistans bor der with FIGHT ON SEVEN FRONTS Radio Pakistan reported that India had sent three more divi sions in the biggest Indian of fensive so fsr against Pakistan and fierce fighting was reported on seven fronts around the bor ders of East Pakstan claimed it inflicted heavy casualties on Indian China charged dial India was trying lo divide Pakistan backed and abetted by the So viel New Delhis princi pal arms Pakistani military sources paid the attack by tanks and artillery was Indias biggest offensive yet in the undeclared border INDIA LAUNCHES ATTACKS The Indian army has launched attacks on East Pakistan on four The main attack is in the north towards A second major attack is from the east near Other thrusts1 ore from the north towards Sylhet and in the easl towards the Chittagong Trudeau admits government short of new jobs mark TORONTO CP Prims Minister Trudeau conceded Thursday night that his govern ment has fallen significaniiy short of the mark in creating jobs for Canadians entering the labor then hit back at critics who insist the nation is in a terrible economic The prime minister cited un employment as one of two eco nomic indicators In which Can ada lagged behind the United States this fall in a significant The other was in the field of tnerchandise Trudeau said in a speech to the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Mens Associa tion of Toronto that unemploy ment in Canada during Septem ber averaged per cent of the Jackie Onassis fears NEW YORK AP Jacqueline Onassis has charged Uiat she lives in dread fear of an assault by freelance pholgrapher Ron ald Galella and consequently is an absolute prisoner in her Fifth Avenue I do not tne widow of president John Kennedy wrote in an affidavit to district I tell the court plainly Uiat I fear for my Onassis already has sued Galella for million alleging harassment and h e has sued her for million claiming that she is interfer ing with his Judge Irving Ben Cooper commented Thursday t h n t Galella has renewed conduct and activities causing imme diale and irreparable harm to the mental and physical well being of Cooper ordered Galella to show cause 15 why he should not be found in con tempt of a previous restrain ing order and pay Onas sis to CAUSED IIROAR In her Onas sis cited picturetaking at tempts by Galella and some associates Wednesday night when she attended the open ing of Two Gentlemen of Ve rona at the James Thea Former Socred MLA dies CALGARY CP Funeral services will be held here Sat urday for Charles E d w ard a former Mem ber of Parliament and Alberta who died Wednesday while on holiday in Johnston was first elect ed to the commons as Social Credit member for Bow River in lator compared wtth per cent in Uie In merchandise Can ada nevertheless did well in experiencing a in crease from September of last year lo He didnt quote Canadian government eco nomic policy has been turned to the needs of Canada and has been implemented to the extent that Canadian jurisdiction per Trudeau told the business representatives of To rontos ItalianCa nadian In only one area has it fallen significantly short of the mark have not been able to pro vide jobs to all of the large numbers of people entering tile labor force in recent Trudeau said the Cana dian labor force is expanding at a rate faster than that in any other industrialized coun particularly young are entering the labor pool in unprecedented He had harsh words for com mentators in the news media who to think that govern ment should be run in a way that permits startling head lines about the national econ And Trudeau offered a defence f his governments pol icies on the employ ment and backed up by a fat wad of statistics that he de scribed as Ihe accepted signs ot economic Bids on Laurier letters at auction sale skimpy Fund SXJMO mark Cup of Milk wins help SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS cin 1 have n cup of milk How many Imics has your little hoy or girl nsked this question t bedtime And how many limes hive you gone to the fridge and poured out a cup of milk without even think ing nbonl il We dont think about such We take Ihcm for Not so the little refugee chil dren in They nrn lor cast left Ifl starve through the bsl days of their wretched Hicy niighl ask for Rut they wont receive any of we And this is what south Albcr lans are The Heralds Cup of Milk Fund for UnUnitarinn Committee the South raid readers from fartlwr nro opening heir hearts nnd their purses to Ilin East Paki stan While Ihr wnr gels our resolvo breomes We must raise and we will raise even in our we know it is not Today we offer special thanks lo Bob John Klopprn hnrg awl Harry They are going lo hold n Cup of Milk Fund Christmas Concert Phono 32M108 if you can MONTREAL CP The in timate letters of former prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laiuier lo Ihe wife of his associale failed to draw any attention at an auction Thursday Bidding for Lauriers and lender lel lers to Emilio lasted less than Bids opened with an offer of went to and Stopped at As there arc no more bids this Hem is lieing withdrawn from the Auctioneer Wal ter Anop Its grotesque no Cana dian was interested in Ihe Canadian in our history to make a decent offer for I ho said Bernard the antique book dealer offering the tellers for said the letters were valued at Mwcen and nnd maylio even as liigll ns on the internn lional There was a representative from the Public Archives lie but he didnt even bid on the Its a but Canadians Just dont care about their own Seen and heard Abouf town r Communi ty College information officer fiord CnllnlRc making raisin pie for the monthly board of governors din ner City Police Inspec tor Max losing his gnu in an outdoor privy Agriculluro Hint Ol son refusing lo Ion over Ihe of Ilia because lw couldnt animal was too ;