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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 35-40. Herald VOL. LXIV No. 304 LET1IBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 82 PAGES Sales tax for mentioned by HOSPITAL FIRST Believed to be the first of its kind in Canada, a closed-circuit television hookup is used by Mrs. Angela Agostini to talk and see her family at York-Finch General Hos- pital in Toronto. A monitor and phone is install- ed in the lobby of the hospital and a patient moy talk to children who are not allowed to visit in the hospital. Senate revolt in prospect By GERARD McNEIL OTTAWA (CP) An alarmed and rebellious Senate learned Tuesday night that the government's 707-page tax bill, now lumbering through tlie Commons, may not gel to the Upper House before Dec. 17. Senator Paul Martin, government leader in the Senate, said it may have to sit through the weekend before including a Sunday, to pass tlie bill by Dec. 23......... Senator Martin, and tlie government, say tlie bill must be passed by Pa-liament by Jan. 1 raising the possibility of sessions between Christmas and New Year's. But government and opposition members in (he Se- nate, showing signs of revolt, indicated they might force adjournment of the chamber until January, Tlie taxation year begins Jan. 1 and every tax- paying business and individual in the country could face E tangled situation if the bill isn't effective on that date. May seek changes Another disruptive aspect loomed as some senators indicated that amendments to the four-inch-thick bill, on wrliich the Commons has spent more than two months, may be sought. The Senate's right to make substantial changes In a tax bill has never been admitted by the Commons and a constitutional showdown could result, a govern- ment source said. Senate amendments to tax legislation have been accepted in the past, with the reservation tbat they don't represent a precedent. But if this happens now, the session is almost certain to continue through the holidays since the Commons will have to sit to de- bate and veto on tlie Senate amendments. In the Commons, the guillotine falls today tlie 44Ui day on debate in committee-of-the-whole with doz- ens of clauses untouched. Conservative House Leader Gerald Baldwin said it may take two to three hours just to read off the clauses and subclauses, plus more than 125 amend- ments, for automatic pasage. Tlie Conservative plan to force a vote on some to register tlieir disapproval. New Democratic and Social Credit members may do Uie same. Government House Leader Allan MacEachen in- voked Rule 75-C last week to close tlie debate today and is expected to use it early next week to set a limit on third-reading debate, which is to begin Friday. Senator Martin advised the Senate he has been told by Mr. MacEachen that the bill is unlikely to get to the Senate before 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Senator Martin said the Senate could sit Friday right, Saturday and possibly Sunday, then weekdays until Dec. 2.1, to get tlie bill past. Alberta Miniely EDMONTON (CP) The possibility of sonic form of "restrictive" sales tax for Al- berta was mentioned by Pro- vincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely Tuesday night in a speech to the monthly meeting of the industrial accountants of Alberta. Mr. Miniely said a sales tax, "as is known in is not inevitable in Alberta but the province's new Progressive Conservative government has not ruled out some form of re- strictive tax. He declined to soy when such a tax may be imposed but in- dicated it won't be in .his first budget next spring. Alberta now is the only prov- ince without a sales tax. NEW BUDGET FLAX Mr. Miniely told 100 accoun- tants that the Conservative government will drop the ap- proach of developing year to- year budgets in favor of five- year planning. There would still be annual budgets but they would be based on long-range planning. The provincial treasurer said federal provincial cost shar- ing programs now represent 30 to 35 per cent of Alberta's bud- get. One major difficulty of the cost sharing programs wns that "we are dealing with nO- cent with Ottawa de- ciding where they were spent. The province had to make up ihc other 50 cents and this often interfered with ifs own planning and priorities. Mr. Miniely said the Conser- vative government hopes for changes in federal funding that would give Alberta and other provinces tax points. This change cost-sharing so that instead of specific grants a province would get so many tax points and be able to fund its own programs. Hanging tree suggested lor CM tile rustlers (CP) An Albcrla farmer suggested here tongue-in-cheek that the hanging tree should be brought back for cattle rustlers. During the annual convention, delegates approved a resolution calling for stronger penalties for those convicted of nulling cattle and also for legisla- tion lo require convicted rustlers lo pay financial com- pi'nsn'.ion to the of tlio cattle. During Uie debate, one delegate said lie was in of stronger penalties "everything up tn hang- ing." Other delegates applauded. Other speakers supported the idea of restitution bt-ing paid by rustlers, saying tlint at present a person can rustle a steer, gel. caught, pay his fine nnd slill end up with cheap hecf. Indian troops push within sight of Dacca India to snub UN bid From REUTEIl-AP Indian troops thrust to within 22 miles of Dacca today, an offi- cial spokesman reported in Nfew Delhi, as 20 invading columns fought their way across river obstacles in the heart of East Pakistan. Judging by official Indian re- ports, the race to get first to 7 see the crime figures are up again, Soldier Exhibitions offered grants EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government will offer capital grants to agricultural and exhibition societies in the province to create more winter employ ment opportunities, Agriculture Minister H u gh Horner announced today. The maximum grant will be S50.000, although each grant must not exceed 50 per cent of the total actual cost of the de- velopment. Th e government has alloted during a calendar year to pay for the program. Dr. Homer said the grants are to be used for the con- struction, renovation or im- provement of multi-p u r p o s e buildings or facilities. Munici- pal authorities must approve Ihc development and it must, be in the interest of the mu- nicipality. BELFAST (CP) British troops, supported by police and liiilitia, fanned out along the Northern Ireland border with tht Irish Republic today hunting tile killers of an Ulster militia- man who was gunned down in his bedroom. Police and troops In the Irish Republic also were searching for 10 masked men who raided a military drill hall, held up 20 part-time soldiers and stole (lieir weapons. The Northern Irelawl militia- man. 31-year-old bachelor Denr ni.s Wilson, was in bed in his farmhouse at Caledon near the frontier late Tuesday night v.iKrii three men burst in, police said. "They ran into the said a spokesman. "We don't know if Pte. Wilson had time to get up before he was cold-blood- edly murdered." The men who shot sumed to be Irish Republican Army in a car. Security sources feared they may have quickly crossed the border. THIRD TO DIE Wilson was the third member of the Ulster Defence Regiment to die in the 28-month bomb- and-bullet IRA campaign to bring Protestant-dominated Northern Ireland under the rule of the Roman Catholic republic. The over-all known death toll now stands at 182. Cup of Milk Fund give Do you think the Cup of Milk Fund is worthwhile? Dr, Lolta IJitschmanova has been battling for starving chil- dren for more than 25 years. Hunfrry children in India Korea call her ''the lady wil.h ttK1 while hands." Dr. Hilschmanovii thinks the Cup of Milk Fund is worth- while. "I lovo il. 1 have Ihc comic- lion it has to IK; done and J Seen and heard About town IJISBEUEVI.NT; wn.vnc Coal PS trying to figure out why his sale of a chester- field and chair didn't rvcn cover the cosl of having it taken to the auction Shirley Thompson managing one upmanship on workers and claiming her Irish red hair for the advant- age miraelc cook Rnlh Iluminrl dropping her nail- filing job to magically pre- a nip of hot chocolate for an impromptu visitor. have the joy of our victories. I love it. I would change very little if I started over again, ft is immensely worthwhile be- cause we have helped 50 many victims, so many victims." Yes. she thinks tlie Cup o[ AIiIk Fund is worthwhile. But do you? How important is it? SMALL SACKIFICE Is it important enough lo skip dessert tonight? Is it important enough to pass up tbat last round of beer? Is it important, really, that we go for our usual, aimless Sunday drive? Skipping any of these would bo a small sacrifice but it would bo enough. It. would put us back in the world commun- ity; make "brotherhood" a liv- ing concept; and justify our ex- isience in the richest retail trading community in the west. Let's not kid ourselves. Lot's not pretend this problem doesn't exist. We'll recognize it and we'll do something about it. A (unity-five cent donation is your share. Send it now to (he Cup of Milk Fund, Lclhbridgo Herald. .Surely goodness and morey will prevail in south Alberta this Christmas season. We're al- most one-third of tlie way there Let's not quit now, NATIONS (CP) Dacca, capitHl of East Pakistan, s going to the troops General Assembly called for an immediate ceasefire and ast from Assam who have cached the river towns of )audkandi, Chagpur and program withdrawal on the Indian subcominent Tuesday night and asked Die Security Council to nanbaria. The first is 22 miles from )acca, the two others each Alberta a new attempt to find peace in (.he area. Tli G assembly save an over- niles from the provincial (CP) The Al- Mr. Leitch said each 104-t o-l 0 vote to a a'i. India also reported government has started will be eligible for resolution calling ng the airport at Comilla, program of incentive allow- regardless of the nature of the ceasefire and with- liles southeast of Dacca. The loss of the important mili-ary bases of Jessore and and canteen facilities for work-training assignment with-prisoners in provincial correc- in the institution and any form tional institutions, Attorney- of treatment a prisoner "is of Indian and Pakistani troops to their own borders. The Soviet bloc and India op- s well as of Brahmanharia Merv Leitch an- ing will be classified as a resolution, which s admitted in Dacca, but on today. Induing is expected to ignore, at eslern front the Pakistanis program is for prisoners Hating committees will for the time being. Resolu- till deeply entrenched in are classified and assigned established (o assure that of the assembly are not hhamb sector of work-training programs. prisoner is graded fairly 'ashmir, captured" from allowance will range it comes to standards of assembly acted after a i a fierce tank a week for a grade duct and industry and his debate. The matter had More than miles prisoner to a week tude within Uie referred to it by the 15- ates East and West a grade four classification. Mr. Leitch .said canteciis Security Council which ndia-held Kashmir allowances will consist be established in all been paralvsed bv Soviet Pest Pakistan to the a spending portion and a correctional institutions for during three nights of de- An air force spokesman portion, with both being use of prisoners only. starting Saturday night. Pakistan, on trust account prisoner will be given the informed observer, asked lat more than 250 Pakistani Saving portions may not portunity to purchase will happen next, said the ilians had died under transferred or withdrawn weekly from the canteen at Council probably will ir attack, said if the raids the prisoner is discharged, proved again in the next two nue me inuians wiu DC fail to take a decision and a bit of tlteir own AYS NAPALM USED The Pakistan spokesman also ccused the Indians of Tlie assembly, he said, probably will tackle the subject apalm on Dacca Tuesday. An army spokesman declared lat the conflict with India was ow a Moslem holy war and aid "any Pakistani who to TEACH VOTE A resolution of the, Sbviet Union which called for a ceasefire linked to a political settle- own his life in the conflict (CP) AI- ment. is concerned about the and containing no references to troop withdraws! was w over in Progressive Conserve- complete information put to a vote. Only a few hours after government has asked lor regarding establishment of the United States and cabinet" of the immediate resignation of Hutterite colony in the were among those sup- overamenl of Bangla province's Communal Valley area east of the resolution calling for Bengal nation) held a Board, Municipal Because of the uesday on East Pakistani Minister Dave Russell of the Communal Soviet bloc, with the ex- tory captured by today. Act, Mr. Russell said, the of Romania which sup- "oops, President Yahya Russell said the request tivities of the communal the resolution, Cuba and nnounced the creation of made because the govern- erlies board are to be a country on the first civilian ed for an indefinite border and India cast ince 1958. It will be headed by an East akistani, 78-y e a r -o 1 d Nurul Lmin, a veteran politician pending a government review of the entire situation. f Thc Communal Properties I Act, introduced by the votes. Britain and France, which could see little use in the assembly action, were among Uie ill have as his deputy Credit government, abstentions. nd foreign minister the able nd ambitious Zulf ikar s x-k-M hibits any new Hutterite established within and Pakistan called during the debate for UN super- hutto, leader of the of another and limits of any ceasefire. Canada arty and most powerful politi-al figure in West Pakistan. Bhutto, a former foreign min-ter who recently led a of new colonies. All land I _j purchases bv Hulterites must I fff-'il approved bv the Communal Properties was laying the groundwork for UN action in getting some kind of presence on Uie East Pakistan border to Peking to seek Chinese are about any future ceasefire effec- ort for Pakistan, is reported N.B. (CP) K.C. terites in 166 colonies in ive agreed to serve under Ltd. was charged in pro- ast Pakistani in order to court here today under In January, 1970, the 10 outside world an image of a nited Combines Investigation Act preme Court of Canada, decitl-wilh operating three New ing a suit brought by a Angeles Bhutto left Rawalpindi for ew York tcday where lie publishing compa- of Hutteriles, upheld (he juris-nies as a monopoly. diction of tlie Communal Prop-The charges, laid before Pro- erties fires erupt eneral Assembly debate on Court Judge Charles BREATHING SPACE Tweeo'dale, allege that the com- Mr. Russell said in an ANGELES (AP) More ido-Pakistan operated the New Bruns- view that the suspension in 30 fires erupted during the Publishing Co. Ltd. of tivities will give his after winds up to 70 miles Pettier John, Moncton Publishing ment a "temporary breathing Co. Ltd. and the. University space" while it looks into hour blew sparking power lines down en rooftops, brush of Fredericton as a mo- "whole complex and cars. Six houses and lies at "It's a problem of how to upholstery shop were dam- lawyer William fectively control communal CALGARY (CP) Jack Abertson, 43, Progressive onservativc member of the Iberta legislature for Steltler, ed in hospital here represented the federal ir.g in Alberta and yet be cer-government in the brief court tain that everyone has the appearance. right to live as he so chooses." Judge Twceddale set Dec. 22 The minister sairi the over-for the next court appearance. all problem was especially a The New Brunswick Publish- concern of the fires bm'ned a total of about 40 acres in the Los Angeles areas, officials said today. The city's 110 fire units and 400 firemen battled the widely scattered blazes for several First elected to the legisla-re in the Aug. 30 Co. publishes the Tele- Progressive Conservatives be-graph-Journal and Times-Globe cause they had long stressed in Saint John; University Press more attention to before bringing them under control. Three firemen were slightly sneral election, he defeated alen Norris to break a the Daily Gleaner in rights. Fredericton and Moncton Pub- Because there now is Three homes in the to lar Social Credit hold on the publishes tlie Times and board, there is no way for ap-Transcript. plications to be range were heavily damaged by fire. Three others lost Born in Steltler, he newspapers, the only five The government had roofs and an adjacent, up- bulk oil dealership in dailies in the ed the matter with the shop was destroyed. mi, farmed in the area are owned by inter- board members, E. M. Tved several terms on the ettler town school of Saint John industrialist and Ian Morris, before asking K. C. Irving. for the resignations, Mr. Lakes park court action follows sell said. The board, doubled made by federal con> was originally a three investigators and RCMP beard, had been working (CP) Chain of newspaper offices in only two members for about Provincial Park in three cilies in April. Tlie year. ictinc vith Albcrla has been arrant signed by than doubled in size, to 1.4D1 from (MO acres, Allan _ Record clipper minister of lands and forests, announced today. I to visit MASTERTON, N.Z. Warrack said tlie new ffafi Vic Te Whata a has been leased for cattle M (CP) British r> i T-- 1 i IT M Maori shearer, broke the and will be used for Minister Edward Heath will visit Prime Minister Tni- lamb-shearing record purpose until it is needed for park use. SHOPPING here Dec. 17, Uie British day with a total of 570 Lakes Park is 20 miles TO Commission announced sheared in just under Uie. regu-loday. lation nine of Nanton, 45 miles south of C.'ilgary. DUEL IN THE SUN Presidential candidates in last month's elections, Gen. Liber Serogni, loft, holding pistol, and Gon. Juan P. Rivas right prepare for a pkiol duel in Uruguay. Soregni challenged Rivas, hii political rival. when the latter charged Seregni of being a traitor. Tho matter ended with reconciliation after two shots were fired and missed by each man. Man in while cassock is a priest, Others arc unidentified. ;