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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta COLDER FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 5 ABOVE The Lcthbricuic Herald VOL. LX1V No. 302 E, ALBERTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER G, wn PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Tnideau hopes grasps olive branch By CAUL SIOLLINS OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Tnideau went ta Washington today with an olive branch that Cana- dian officials hope President Nixon will grasp with both bands. Canadian policy, in the (ace of aggressive protec- tionist measures invoked by Washington four months ago, has shifted to a line of reason from moods of angc- and frustration early in ll.e fall. Off'cials say in bund-writing privacy that much depends on how the principals get along. They last met in 19ti9 and today's meeting was requested by Mr. Trudemi after some show of hesitation. The Canadian line in late-afternoon talks in the White two leaders in one room, cabinet members and officials in another-will be for co-opera- Uon rather than condemnation. By the time they all get together for a working dinner in the evening, Ottawa officials hope everybody will be pals. Wilting to negotiate While the discussions were unlikely to get into de- alls of what the Canadians call irritants in Canada- US, trade relations, the team from Ottawa will show willingness lo negotiate seriously Christmas for removal practices ll'al annoy Americans. Fir'-l among the offers, implied or explicit, is 3 regimes.-; lo remove or modify protective safeguards for Canada appended lo the 1383 auto trade pact. After three years of balking, Canadian government authori- ties now asrec those devices arc redundant. Although they may never be discussed in detail today, the Canadians also are willing to give ground on other irritants. For example. Canadians arc coming around to His vie.v tbiil Canada ought to remove a tariff on im- ports of U S. military equipment, as the U.S. has on Canadian imports. Further, there is z willingness to value gncds Canadian travellers may bring back from the U.S., nirriHiily worth every three months. Canadians will also sny thai they are ready lo pursue talks on trade in oil. gas, coal, electricity and water, which Canada suspended in the fall. At the sane lime, however, Canada wants genuine give-and-take b riming to follov. 'he White House MR. NIXON MR. TRUDEAU each issue avoid the political- ly-dangerous impression that it is getting nothing in return. Nevertheless, the Canadian government has come around on the view that it is in its own interests to give some ground. The alternative, officials say. would lie hardened U.S. protectionist measures, retaliation by ether coun- tries and a damaging deterioration of world trade. Canada, which counts on exports for'20 cents in Every dollar of national wealth generated, stands to lose more proportionately than almost any other coun- rry. Would benefit Further, Canada is sympathetic towards the Nixon campaigns lo push down barriers to trade in Japan and Europe. Canadian exporters also would benefit. In oilier words, Canadians see the possibility of converting a protectionist atmosphere into a move to- wards freer world trade. Following indication that Ihe U.S. has softened its lire en realigning the exchange rates of world cur- rencies, Canada feels if must put something into Ura [Kit lo promote co-operation. That altitude is regarded as partjciihirly impor- tant because Prime Minister Trudoau's visit with Presi- dent Nixon is Ihe first in rapid series of presidential meetings with the leaders of Britain, .France, West Germany and .lapan. Success in today's meetings would put the Nixon administration in a good mood for coming sessions. MAY map CIIANCI-: Minister Trndean's expression of hope that bis trip In Ihe While House would generate a break- through in trade disputes is based on the idea that Canada may help encourage, a change in Ibe direc- liim ef inlernalional relations. President and Treasury Secretary .John nalty s'lid llto. lo percent import .surtax Aug. l.i would come off only when there was reform they sought a solution to the India-Pakistan war. Delegates were unanimous, only in their fatigue, Japanese delegates are at bottom, righf. By PAUL JACKSON' Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta Premier Peter Loughecd appears to have come under rather severe attack in Eastern Canada and from a fellow Albertan, no less. In an article appearing in The Ottawa Journal. Cal- gary journalist and oil in- dustry expert James H. Gray launches some heavy criticism at Mr. Loughccd for his atti- tude towards Alberta's energy' resources. Mr. Gray says that more nonsense seems to be talked about a continental energy policy between Canada and Hie United States than about any other subject. Then Mr. Gray lakes a hefty swipe at Mr. Lougheed saying: "Premier Peter Lougheed's re- cent demands for an inside lis- tening post at Ottawa-Washing- ton trade talks carries it an- other long stride beyond real- ity." LOT OF NONSENSE Mr. Gray indicates that Al- berta's new Progressive Con- servative premier talks a lot of nonsense on HID matter of Alberta's natural resources. Former Social Credit premier K. C. Manning handled things much better, he says. He says Premier Lougheed's comments about Ottawa flying to bargain with the United States by withholding Alberta's energy' from our hungry south- ern neighbor are confusing. Says Gray: "In his first statements. Premier Lougbecd seemed concerned for fear Ot- tawa would bargain away too much of Alberta's gas. In his second, protesting the National Energy Board decision lo re- ject further exports, he seemed concerned for fear Ottawa would bargain away loo little.'' Mr. I-ougheed's Rrutns says the real truth is that Alberta, and not Ottawa, sets the ceil- ing on the amount of natural gas that will be exported out of Alberta, Senator Manning saw to that some 20 years ago, contends Mr. Gray. The article lauds the "ima- ginative steps'' taken when Senator Manning was premier of Alberta. These steps, he al- leges, have kept Ottawa's hands off Alberta's natural gas and oil resources ever since. 'Miss Jones. Bring ever we on the Berlin ything Wall.' South Korean government declares emergency state SEOUL (AP) The South Korean government proclaimed a state of emergency today, charging war preparations by North Korea. President Chung Hec Park said South Korea must "re-pos- ture" its defence arrangements in view of mainland China's ad- mission to the United Nations and uncertainty over the level of future United Stales support. A government proclamation Olds feed mill blast kills man OLDS (CP) One man was killed and three others injured Saturday when an explosion and fire destroyed a feed mill valued at. SI million. The victim was identified as Keith Roger Dyson of Olds, an employee of the Olds United F c c cl Mill who was bagging sulphur at the time. The three injured vid Podersen. IS, and Raymond Ray, 27, both cf Olds, and Gil- bert Buscbert, 26, of Didsbury reported in serious con- dition in hospital with bums. informed South Koreans their constitutional freedoms may be restricted and "social unrest that risks the national security will not be tolerated." The major opposition parly, the New Democrats, took issue with Park. A party spokesman said the president's aim ap- peared to be the security of his government rather than the se- curity of the nation. Park said North Korea has increased infiltration of armed agents to South Korea and has carried out a massive military buildup of more than 2.5 million troops, including a regular mili- tary force of men, a mi- litia of 1.4 million and youth guards. Seen and heard Aboul town QKI manager Dan McKim k saying his candles made of ski wax don't smell had as long as they aren't burn- ing Dong Knnirtz doing strange things playing ping pong (.isey skiing off a cliff and becom- ing stuck in snow up to liis neck. Milk fund spirit spreads It .starlet! as n small Irirkle, bill Inday money poured inln iV Cup of Milk Fund. nnd dislncl cJcni.s have caught Ihe spirit. In just 13 days Ihe Cup of Milk K it n d has passed Hie and is moving up rapidly. South AlberlatiK, fully a ware that the suffering in India is growing worse, are opening their hearts and purses in a magnifi'Tiii fjosiurc of failh in man. u'liilo rcfiicros am huddling lopi'thn- in holos due, in (.he UT are rngagrd in plc.'jsntii pro-Christmas arlivc-- l.ins. Is tlipro any justice, in this world? Is there any right or reason? There can he, if men have faith. We're no! asking our readers (n make a great sacrifice, M'e'iv asking iwo things only: to note this suffering exists; and lo do snnicthintf annul TufldhiT. a.s a cnmmunily nf f-niiih Albert a cenlre.s, we can (-hip' one. or possibly two as ndo- split wide Canadian aircraft destroyed OTTAWA (CP) A Canadian Twin-Otter plane serving the United Nations in Kashmir has been strafed and destroyed on the airfield at Islamabad, ttie West Pakistan capital, a de- fence department source said today. There were apparently no casualties. The source said the plane was apparently bloun up by raiding Indian jet aircrafi late Sunday, has nine officer ob- servers with Ibe t'N rnissioy on the border. They are supported hy right Canadian Air Force personnoi. including three air crew members and fivrj ground ci'ev, members. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pakistan jet fighter planes at- tacked the Indian city of Bom- bay in a raid that lasted less than a half-hour, United News of India reported today. It said civil defence officials were unable lo give any imme- diate assessment of damage, if any. The agency added ui a dis- patch from' Bombay, India's most-populous city with 5.6 mil- lion people, that the raid began at p.m. with the jets com- ing in from the Arabian Sea. Coastal batteries and anti-air- craft guns opened fire for 15 minutes and an all-clear was sounded at 8 p.m. the dispatch said. Bombay is on India's west, coast about 500 miles south of West Pakistan. Air-raid warnings sounded all over western India after sun- down as Indian radar picked up sightings of aircraft, New Delhi dispatches said. Earlier in the day, India rec- ognized Hie Bangla Desh rebels as the legal government of East Pakistan and claimed victory in a major tank battle on West Pakistan's border. BROKE RELATIONS 111 another development, Paki- stan broke diplomatic relations with India in retaliation to its recognition of Bangla Desh. A spokesman for India's for- eign ministry in New Delhi said earlier the Indian government had no plans (o sever diplo- matic ties with Pakistan. The two countries maintained diplomatic relations in their two previous wars in 1948 and 1965. India h a s supported the Bangla Desh rebels since March and has gained backing for this stand from the Soviet Union. There was no immediate word from Moscow on whether the Soviet Union would follow India in recognizing the rebels. Pre- mier Alcxci N. Kosygin said Sunday in Denmark, where he was visiting, that the question of Kremlin recognition had not been considered. The Soviet news agency Tass carried a New Delhi dispatch reported that India had done so and noted that Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had told her Par- liament that recognition signi- fies an important turning point in the history of libera- tion movements. The Indian Air Force rock- eted and bombed Dacca airport today as a group of women and children wailed for a Unit e d Nations evacuation plane. No injuries were report- ed. million farm program announced WINNIPEG (CP) A S150- million small-farms develop- ment program, lo allow young men to enlarge their operations ant! older farmers lo retire with sufficient funds, was announced today by Agriculture Minister U. A. Olson. Tile federal program, initially for a seven-year period, has been approved by provincial ag- riculture ministers. It will use the facilities of Ihe Farm Credit Corp. and will allow small farmers to obtain funds to increase their acreage into viable, profitable opera- tions. Through a land-transfer pro- gram, farmers will be able to use special credit facilities to buy the land they require, and technical assistance will bo provided by provincial agricul- ture departments. For those fanners who choose to retire or quit fanning, the program will make an adjust- of Canadian skim milk pmvdrr to lilll'1 children uhn are desperate for if gel, tins job done Send vour donalion lo Cup of Milk Fund, U-lhhridgc Herald. After 2r. years in the field of hclpirg others. Dr. llil- sehmanova of Hie Unii.irian Ser- vice Commiltee: is m o v i n g ahead with her vision undim- med and her Mrenclh nndimin- ishcd. Surely we Ibe .'trength lo put a contribution inln an envelope and mail it. ment grant available to be added to the selling price of their land. They will be able to take the grant cither in a lump sum or as an annuity. HAVE AN' OPTION They also will have the option of retaining their farm home and an appropriate surrounding piece of land for as long as they wish. Mr. Olson said the program is aimed at farmers with assets in the S3.000 to range who want lo retire. Young farmers who want to expand iheir operations proba- bly would be considered with up to S50.0HO or ?60.000 of assets. Mr. Olson said the bulk of the program will be administered by the federal government through the FCC while provin- cial agriculture departments will make the services of their extension branches and agricul- tural representatives available. with ceasefire UNITED NATIONS (Renter) The Security Council planned a final bit! today to obtain unan- imous agreement on an India- Pakistan ceasefire resolution after the Soviet Union vetoed tiie second such attempt in 24 hours. Plans to transfer the problem to the General Assembly, where there is no veto, wore held in abeyance while delegates con- tinued consultations on a last- chance draft introduced hy Ital- ian Ambassador Piero Vinci. This would have the 15-nalion council, scheduled to meet again this afternoon, call "upon the governments con- cerned forthwith, as a first step, for an immediate ceasefire, leaving other Taker couple killed David Jesperson, 52, and his wife Bernice, 47, both of Taher, were killed early Sunday when the car left a gravel road two miles south of Taber. Coroner Dr. C. J. W. Dick lias ordered an inquest but no date has been set. ing. implicitly, til later. U.S. Ambassador C e o r g o Bush has been insisting all along that the council must de- mand withdrawal of forces and a ceasefire. After the adjournment, shortly before midnight Sunday night, Bush told reporters: "We are continuing to hope there will be some common ground, but I have to admit the outlook seems bleak." NAME-CALLING Sunday night's debate again was marked by angry name- calling by Soviet Deputy For- eign Minister Jacob A. Malik and Chinese Ambassador Huang Hua, which now has become a regular feature of UN discus- sions. During the debate, China in- troduced its first-ever UN reso- lution, to call on India and Paki- stan to cease hostilities and withdraw and disengage "so as to create conditions for a peace- ful settlement1' of their dis- putes. It would also call on all states to support the Pakistani people in their just struggle to resist Indian aggression." The resolution, as tabled, had no chance of being adopted, in- formants said. SHOPPING DAYS TO Missing Quebec groups located .TOLTETTE, Que. (CP) Eleven children and eight pro- vincial policemen reported missing earlier, have been lo- oalod by search and rescue loams, a p r o v i n c i a 1 police .spokesman said. The spokesman said Iwo of a group of 11 students on a camp- ing expedition, missing sinee .Sunday, crime out of the bush and s.'ild ihey lead res- cuers to their group as well as the eight policemen located nearby. Tiie policemen were part of n ,10-111 e ni b e r learn Ilial was called inlo nclion Sunday when Ihe. students all kvnagcrs, were first reported missing. Our dollar worth more than U.S.'s MONTREAL (CP1 value of the United Stales dol- lar slipped below that of the Canadian dollar early today for the first time since before the Canadian dollar was devalued under the Dieienhaker admin- istration in Ihe early A spokesman for Ihe Royal Hank of Canada quoled the value of Ihe U.S. dollar at K> 31-32 cents. Before the Candian dollar was devalued, il had a pegged value of M.Oo in In li'o U S. ocibi'. fton, il.s ro-eslahlished at cents. The U.S. dollar moamvhilo bit record lous in West (iei'' many and Japan today. It also was weak in most oilier major financial markets around Uio world. ;