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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SNOW FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 10-15 ABOVE The LetHbtrtdge Herald Vr KSUAY, DECEMBER 9, 1971 PRICE MOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO I'AOLS CHILD WARFARE A small Bengali boy, with the stump of his right arm bandaged, in an Indian hospital in the border town of Bnngoon. The boy's arm was shot off when he was caught in a crossfire between Indian and Pakistani troops in the fighting 'or Jessore, East Pakistan. Tax hill, voting hr-gins By JOHN HAY OTTAWA 'CP) The 707-pairc aovermnent tax bill, Hie biggest piece of legislation in Canadian history, survived its first Commons voio Wednesday after 10 years of preparation. The vole came when the first of Hie 1989 guillotine rule stopped debate at end of 32 days of clauso-by-clause study and an earlier 12 days of second-reading debate. It took three hours and 26 ir.imites for MPs to vote on 293 clauses and amendments. After a day of third-reading debate Friday, the government is expected to poise the guillotine blade again Monday, dropping it the day after to kill Com- mons debate by Friday, Dee. 17. Senators, already angered at being rushed through their scrutiny cf the bill, may have to sit almost until Christmas to pass the law in time for the Jan. 1 government target for implementation. The bill, introduced June is the culmination of a decade of lax review, which imolvcd lengthy study, a report by a royal commission set. up in and a two-year public debate on the government's 1969 white paper preceding the bill. Introduced clwnges But since September, the government has intro- duced more than 100 changes to the bill, some lor technical reasons, ethers as a result of requests from MPs and public groups. So the legislation has been in almost constant flux, a situation that lent weight lo opposition arguments that the government should not have used a time limit to choke off the debate. The latest, amendments, for example, radical- ly changed tax treatment of co-operatives and credit unions, in line with comi-lainls from opposition MPs, and a few Liberals, for several weeks. But there were, some gut issues that made the bill tough to fight from the opposition standpoint. One was the government contention that it would remove Canadians from the lax roles and re- duce the bite for ir.any who are salaried. There was the capital pains lax, hilling those stock market coups which the little guy sees as lieing the escape valve for the Other sections of Ihe bill repeal the federal estate, ami gift laxes- Ihe idea being that the capital gains lax is a day revise the corpora- tion lax system. In Ihe of Sfl .'.landing voles Wednesday. Opposi- tion Ix-ader Hohprl Klnnfield's last request in the de- delay imposition of most of Ihe de- f'vlod 119 to s-l, with Liberals and New Democrats skiing against the Conservatives and Social Creditors. The four parlies voted in every possible combina- tion ou successive voles, Ihe Liberal majority always Ciiminons ,'lan luiis: l.ihnjl l.vi, Conservative- VI, New :'.i, .Social Credit Independent Lilv (Tnl 1, Independent vacant 2. Alaska road iob stalled OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment officials say there is al- most no hope al this lime of Ihe United Stales agreeing to join with Canada in paving the Alaska Highway. U.S.-Canada talks on the million reconstruction and pav- mg project went on this year at the urging of the U.S. Senate and a report on the talks is to go to President Nixon by the end of the year. A government official Wednesday said that while the Americans appeared enthusias- tic about, the project in the spring when the talks began, "they appeared very disinter- ested when the meetings re- sumed in the fall." Without US'. participation in the paving job, there is no way Canada will tackle it alone. Canada believes the U.S. should pay up to BO per cent of the cost because surveys in re- cent years have shown them to lw the main users of the road. BY AKMY The highway, running from Dawson Creek, B.C., to the Yu- kon-Alaska border, was built in the by the U.S. Army as a Second World War project. It. was turned over to Canada in the 1950s wilh the stipulation that it would Ix- toll-free. Cost of keeping Ihe road in nny sort of decent condition is running Canada more than S7 million yearly. Government officials say Ihn U.S. coolness to the paving job has nothing lo do with U.S.-Can- ada relalinns. Almost every year U.S. repre- sentatives and senators intro- duce private hills' in Congress calling lor paving ol I be road. And, just as regularly. Wash- ington is unable to give iK ap- proval. Storm alert issued EDMONTON (CP-The first big snowstorm of Ihe season moved into Alberta early today and was expected to deposit four to eight inches of snow in all areas of the province be- fore it moved out. Up to 10 inches was expected near the mountains. The intense weather system struck Alberta out of central British Columbia and up to two inches of snow had fallen in many northern areas, includ- ing Edmonton, up to a.m. MST. The weather office said strong northerly winds, with gusls between 40 and 55 miles an hour, develop in the storm's wake, causing heavy drifting and lowering tempera- tures. Both RCMP and the Alberta Motor Association said road conditions would deteriorate throughout the day. Some snowplows were in operation on provincial highways. At 10 a.m.. with the storm, centre moving into Saskatch- ewan, the Regina weather of- fice issued a blizzard warning for the Weybum, Saskatoon. Assiniboia. ilsple Creek and Kinderslcy regions. In the United States travel- lers warnings were posted for sections of Washington, Ore- gon. Idaho and Montana late Wednesday night. The main contractor at Ihe Grand Coulee Dam's third power plant said heavy snow had forced all work at the site to be halted at least until next Monday, idling some per- sons. In Montana today, slashing winds and icy rain and snow the state, and weather bureau officials called for more as the second major storm prepared to hatter Montana. The U.S. Weather Service said a large pressure differ- ence across the stale has been supporting winds up to 70 mph from southern Alberta and Sas- kalchewan to the Yellowstone Valley. At a.m. the agen- cy said winds reaching 100 mph were recorded in Livingston. The blizzard paralyzed most of the southwestern area of Direct hit made on orphanage l''rom HEUTER-AP DACCA, East, Pakistan (CP) Indian bombors made a di- rcct hit on a Dacca orphanage early today and at least children are believed to have been killed, pcbce sale.. Four bombs from high-flying Indian planes gouged huge era- ters in the main school building and sleeping quarters of the Moslem M i s s i o n orphanage, a rout nnc mile southeast of the, ail-port. The orphanage has chi Of wiom an: Safe, and 3W bovs, aged seven ,o ]B_ tm, are at present accounted for. A Of doctors anr mis- sionarics also lived on the premises. The founder of the orphanage, Mohammed Rahman, who said he had been an associate of In- rlian Primp Minister Indira Gandhi's grandfather in C'al- culta, said the bombs landed al a.m. "Ilicard sound and thought jt was a he said. "Then suddenly the explosions one, two, three, four children were screaming. It was dark and we couldn't see them in the mud and under the wreckage. "The girls were safe hccau.se they were in a building Bl ths back. Bui. many Ijoys arc miss- ing. "We can't have a roll call lo- calise our ret'.ister.s were de- stroyed.'' The bombs billed craters more than 20 feet deep and more than 20 feet wide. The orpharago is ahoul a mile from the- Dacca airport which has under frequent Indian air aliack since Saturday. Pakistanis on the run From AP-REUTER India said today its troops bad pressed to witliin 20 miles of Dacca, that thousands of fleeing Pakistani soldiers were trying" to cross the Ganges River to the East Pakistan capital, in what was described as "A Little Dunkerque" operation and that Pakistanis planes had been driven from the skies. Indian troops were reported holding their ground in Kashmir on the western front. Pakistani's eastern command in Dacca countered with reports of fierce fighting on most fronts sticks in the East and said "enemy thrusts are still being success- fully countered by Pakistani An Indian army communique reported its troops had ad- (0 the Meghna River 20 miles from Dacca. Lt.-Gcn. Jagjil Singh Aurora, commander of India's eastern front, said in Calcutta that Ihou- sands of Pakistani troops under air aliack were Irving to reach Dacca or the port of Chittagong in the east in an armada of sampans, barges and river boats. CROSSING GANGES OTTAWA (CPl The chill d f Novcmber b ]lt f- r ad Micks biatist.ics Canada re- The consumer price index rose to 135.4 last month from 134.9 in October, meaning that: goods and services which cost 510 in 1961 sold for The previous peak for the index was 135.0 in August. Although clothing and housing main November increase, hous- transportation showed 6 I BUXCIIE DIES Ralph Johnson Bundle, 67, under- secretary general of the United Nations and winner of caught and stranded in the vicious storm. Residents said the storm was te worst in their memories. Transportation costs declined in November while food prices remained the same. All other Cup of Milk Fimtl rflfi" to save lives Let's be blunt. Nine million human beings are homeless and hungry. It's the mass tragedy of Bangla Desh. Frankly, anything south Al- bertans do this Christmas for the starving refugees won't be enough. Thousands upon thou- sands of children will die, if not from hunger, certainly from the degeneration of living conditions to the utmosl squa- lor and depradation. But we can help and we musl help some of the survivors. We can help by contributing to The Herald's Cup of Milk Fund. If we miss this opportunity to send Canadian skim milk powder to these children it will lie lo our moral shame. There's no question about it. We simply must help. The fact that nine million hu- man beings are homeless and hungry has yet to make an adequate claim on the moral imagination of the Canadian people. We must wake up to this sit- uation, as Canadians, and we must do something about it. as individuals. It's not good enough to let Otlawa handle it. Let's give from the heart. IjOt's dig a little deeper and make this Christmas count. If we don't recognize this im- mense and appalling tragedy, Christmas will be a mockery. And now a word of thanks to the hundreds of south Alber- tans who are responding. Thanks, young people of King's Court Anglican Church, Car- mangay. We're moving toward the goal. And thanks for the wonder- ful Idlers. They mean so much. lajor components of the Of Ihese, eight battalions mm .001) men were aiT P nirr'iatin" an end to tlic based on ing to cross the Ganges Middle over r ces equalling 100, was the west to make 3 stand dWiodav, IM i November last p n k c s in n n announced, Higher prices for new houses Aurora said the last of an American id house repairs and increased plane in East Pakistan was Mimetic died at ropcrty taxes were the main down and India's air force Ili'spifal. Hn had been iclors in bringing Ihe housing a field for ninny nionlhs. omponenl index lo 130. (i from nc told reporters Indian ________ Oc cber. There was only forces were making a swift minima increase in rents. vance and were isolating many The clothing index rose lo Pakistani troops. 51.0 from 130.3 mainly as a re- lndia nporicll lne ill of price increases asso- of ,he major towns of Coni. _ ated with the introduction of illa in llle casl' and Svlhel in (lie ew winter lines. Higher prices noriheast Paki5tan's command ir men's overcoats and sports Dacca was slin women s winter cloth 24 hours Dais, sweaters, suits and un- r c i g liJUL'UHlA tMM< ergarmcnts and boys' parkas from Calcutta the nd slacks were large factors. weslern and the An increase in costs of per- Pakistani army had fled, mal health care offset scat- A Mian Ted reductions for pharmaceu- East Pakistan sank two fleets of cals, bringing the hea Ih and pakistalli river ersonal care index to 143.8 in t arms and ammuniUon, ovembcr, up from 143.6 air chief Of India's Higher newspaper subscnp- Fastenl military LAKE (CP) The attorney-general's department has ruled that the mayor and three council members In this northwestern Alberta town do not have to resign because of a conflict of interest, as had been on rates in some cities com- earlier by Municipal price increases Tn Itip last 24 hours the Minister Dave Russell. skates, hockey sticks and OTS" somc ]arge Russell said two weeks imera film brought the recrea- including gun-on and reading index to 136.8 hnats motor boats Air thai Mayor Leo Boisvert and councillors Mel Zachary, H. C. Dewan told Thomas and Gordon the eastern India hill town were in conflict of inte- for serving on the board of The planes struck along a of Slave Lake Devel- stretch of the Brahmaputra Hiver, between Phulchari and Sirajganj, in the north of East Pakistan and along Co. Ltd., a company formed as an experiment to develop the town 177 miles northwest of Edmonton. River near the town in the FLEEING rockets warships sank gunboats trying to break out of beleaguered Man. (CP) by sea, All-India atmosphere testing rockets SHOPPING while Indian to be fired Friday from a TO the river port of range on the shore of Hudson Bay. Alberta MP tears copy JL Seen and heard About town CEVEN YEAR OLD Stevr-n wondering if his mother Sheila was mix- ed up after she servei.1 wien- ers and beans for breakfast, and bacon and eggs for sup- per Maurice Landry try- ing to take minutes of sep- arate school hoard meeting wilh his led. hand while Ins usual wriling hand relaxo.i in n cast, nnd sltog. Emhargo placed on air freight MONTREAL Can- ada and Cl3 Air announced loday they have applied an em- bargo on all domestic air freifihl inlo and out of Montreal because of unusually heavy cargo traffic. Air Canada first announced Ihe embargo also applied to overseas flight shipments pass- ing through Montreal, but later said it applied only lo domestic traffic. A spokesman for the airline said the embargo became effec- tive, noon Wednesday. Its pur- pose is to give Air Canada n (bailee lo clear up a backlog caused heavy Christmas .shipments and orders resulting from Ihe (Cast Coast dock striko in the V.S. of tax bill to shr STEVE PAPROSKl OTTAWA (CP) "Where- says the official record of Commons debate, "the hon- orable member lore a copy o[ the bill lo shreds." The line caught one of Par- liament's vivid moments as the government, using a 19M time-limit rule for the first time, hi-oughl an abrupt halt Wednesday night to commit- tee-stage debate on its tax bill. Steve. P.iproski monton who weighs about .100 and is a for- mer pro football lineman, reg- istered his displeasure. "As the guillotine Mr. P.iproski said, "on behalf of all the taxpayers in Can- ada, I want In show 1 think of what is happening here." Sa Mr. P a p r o s k i, veins standing out and teeth grilled, gave four-ineli-lhiek vol- ume the old telephone-book tear, a physical e.'fort lo ac- complish what Conservative Leader Robert (-'..infield had been unable to do parliamen- larirj. This was lo the bill, passing Ihose seelions such as reductions in basic personal income taxes hat pulling tho ro't over for further consider- n I' V-K! I' dii'ih' v. p-ece of Icgislition Hie Commons hr.dn'l Iven able to digest after more than two months of chew in1: lint while it a clean rip, he ccrUanly managed to Khml il. ;