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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WINDY High forecast Tuesday 35 VOL. LX1V No. 3 The Lethbrtdge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS '1C, PAGES Nikita claims No UN victory in Cuba crisis Day an Q 5 Power switched on again workers bow NEW YORK (AP) Nikita Khrushchev in the last instalment of the reminiscences attributed to him says the Soviet government in 1962 installed enough missiles in Cuba to destroy New York, Chicago and other American industrial cities, "not to mention a little village like Washington." But the account, Khrushchev Remembers: Part IV, hi the Dec. 18 issue of Life, says The Soviet aim was to keep the United States from invading Cuba, not to start a war. It says the Bay of Pigs invasion in April, 1901, convinced the premier that Soviet mis- siles should be installed in the island. The reminiscences also say President John F. Ken- nedy appealed to Khrushchev to order the missiles re- moved in the 1962 crisis because he feared a mili- tary takeover in the United States, and that Khrush- chev complied only after obtaining assurances there were to be no U.S. attempts to invade Cuba. "The Caribbean crisis was a triumph of Soviet foreign policy and a personal triumph my own ca- Khrushchev is quoted as saying. KHRUSHCHEV AND.KENNEDY In another article in the magazine, an American doctor says Khrushchev told Mm last year that after Francis Gary Power's U-2 plane was shot down in Soviet territory in i960, he "was BO longer in full control. Those who felt America had imperialistic intentions and that military strength was the most im- portant thing had the evidence they needed." The doctor, 'McGehee Harvey, director of the De- partment of Medicine at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, went to the Soviet Union last year for a medical consultation on a member of the Khrushchev family. Claims Bobby sent The Khrushchev reminisenees say that President Kennedy during the missile crisis sent his brother Robert, then the attorney-general, to see Soviet Am- bassador Anatoly Dobrinin, and Kennedy told the Am- bassador: "The president is in a grave condition and he does not know how to get out of it. We are under pressure from: our military to use force against Cuba. President Kennedy implores Chairman Khrush- chev to take into consideration the peculiarities of the American system. Even though the president himself is very much against starting a war over Cuba, an irreversible chain of events could occur against his will. That is why the president is appealing directly to Chairman Khrushchev for his help hi liquidating this conflict. If the situation continues much longer, the president is not sure that the military will not overthrow him and seize power. The American army could get out of control." Life commented that "the remarks attributed to Robert Kennedy are extremely and Dean Rusk, the Kennedy administration's secretary of state, said Sunday "there was never any question of the army taking power" during the missile crisis. 1 Robert Kennedy in his book on the crisis, Thir- teen Days, said his brother felt that if he had not acted to rid the Western Hemisphere of Soviet nu- clear weapons, he would have been impeached. JFK death a Loss President Kennedy's death "was a great the reminiscences declare. "He was gifted with the ability to resolve international conflicts by negotiation, as the whole world learned during the so-called Cuban crisis. Regardless of his youth, he was a real statesman. I believe that if Kennedy had lived, relations between the Soviet Union and the United States would he much belter than they are. Why do I say that? Because Kennedy never would have let liis country gel bogged down ill Vietnam." Klinisliclrcy also calls on the Soviet leaders who deposed him to extend more freedom to artists, mu- sicians and and to tuiow more Soviet citizens to travel abroad. "You can't regulate the development of literature, art and culture with a stick or by barking the reminiscences say. "You can't lay down a fur- row and Ihen harness jll your artiste to make sure they don't deviate from the straight and narrow. If you try lo control your artists loo tightly, (here will be no dashing of opinions, consequently no criticism, and consequently no truth. There will'be just a gloomy stereotype, boring and useless "We've got to stop looking for a defeclor in ev- eryone. We've got to slop designing our border for the sake of keeping the dregs and scum inside our country. We must start thinking about the people who don't deserve to be called scum. We've got to give them a chance to find out for them- selves what the world is like." By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS King Hussein of Jordan pre- scribes a U.S.-Soviet peace- keeping force lo alky Israeli suspicion of negotiated Arab peace commitments. But De- fence Minister Moshe Dayan of Israel says United Nations troops never will be allowed in his country. Dayan was not asked specifi- cally about an enforcement team from the two superpowers, but he said Israel has had "very bad and bitter experi- ence" with foreign peace forces in the past. Both men appeared Sunday on taped television interviews made during visits to the United States last week. Both conferred with President Nixon. Appearing on ABC's Issues and Answers, Hussein said a peacekeeping role for the super- powers might "simplify matters because unfortunately the Is- raelis have suspicions and con- tinue to seek secure and recog- nized boundaries. "Recognized boundaries well and good, but secure boundaries in tills lime and age do not exist except if there is justice and a desire on both sides to maintain a state of peace." SUGGESTED BEFORE A two-power peacekeeping po- lice force was suggested last summer by the Nixon adminis- tration, but Washington dropped the idea when it met opposition, from both Arab and Israeli dip- lomats. Dayan was interviewed on NBC's Meet the-Press and said Israel's experience has been that its own armed forces are the best guarantor of Israel's peace. He also repeated that Is- rael would not withdraw to its boundaries before the June, 1967, war. 'The Security Council resolu- tion of 1967 is not our he said. "We have our own views of where the secure borders should be." Dayan said Israel will return to indirect peace talks with the Arabs at the United Nations after the United States promises to block any UN attempt to im- pose a Middle Bast settlement. Hussein said recent clashes between his army and the Pal- estinian guerrillas are unimpor- tant, and "we have re-estab- lished law and order" since the civil war hi September. week-long, power-crippling slowdown today and ex- pressed readiness to have their wage demands renewed by a three-man tribunal. Vic Feather, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, told reporters that the electricity union de- cided to resume full work wihou't even wailing for settlement of terms of how the review will be con- ducted by a so-called to the expected to be back on overtime and co-op- eration by nightfall. Still, the electricity generat- ing board warned thai full sup- PHONE SMASHED Program director Don Prentice of CKPG TV, Prince George, B.C. talks to reporters as RCMP officers examine bullet dug from studio wall. The station was forced off the air by Roy Edward Sponcer, 59, of Fort St. James, B.C. He was subsequently srioi and killed by police. Phone in foreground was ripped from switchboard and smashed by gunman. court of inquiry. PUBLIC PRESSURE Feather said he sees no 'groat difficulty in gelling union-goy- ernmeni agreement on the structure of the court "as long as it is free and independent." To observers it appeared from the sudden change of union attitude that the member union were forced into a compromise largely by public pressures. Resentment against the power blackouts had reached such intensity that union chief Frank Chappie re- quired police protection. Electricity workers found their cars sprayed with paint; car tires slashed and in some cases bricks thrown into their homes. Some pubs refused to serve them. Others demanded premium prices for sendee. GOVERNMENT FIRM The Conservative government also put up a solid wall of oppo- sition to Hie union's original de- mands of wage increases of about 25 per cent and backed the state-owned electricity coun- cil's offer of a 10-per-cent wage increase. The announcement came after tours of negotiations involving Employment Minister Robert Carr, the electricity council and delegates of the unions involved in the go-slow which has hit every home hi Britain since last Monday. Some of the electrical workers have not been on strike but have been refusing to work overtime and have been sticking plies of power might not bo available for up to 10 days. HE'S OPTIMISTIC Chappie, however, was moro optimistic. He said he thought supplies could easily be restored to normal by Thursday or no later than the weekend." Blackouts hit Britain again this morning when the union- go veminent talks became snarled before dawn. The power cuts last week caused chaos on the roads, caused schools to shut, kept Britons shivering and on one day even resulted hi the ab- of daily newspapers. Hockey player's father killed after forcing station off air Paper vending boxes illegal at Montreal MONTREAL (CP) News- paper vending boxes on city streets have been "absolutely end clearly illegal" for more than 20 years and local news- papers have been duly in- formed, Mayor Jean Drapeau said Sunday. He said "interested parties" have until March IS to come up with a practical solution and if none is found, "all these boxes will be considered public nuis- ances and will be removed." "What's the use of an effort to beautify the city if a variety of boxes are left on corners, some- limes displaced by passersby or youth, and not always kept in absolutely good PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. (CP) The father of a Na- tional Hockey League player was shot and killed Saturday night after he forced a televi- sion station off the air because it wasn't carrying the game in which his son was playing for Toronto Maple Leafs. Roy Edward Spencer, 59, of Fort St. James, B.C., was killed by a Mountie as Ire left station CKPG. Police said he shot an RCMP constable in the foot before he was shot himself. Spencer, father of Brian Spen- cer of the Leafs, had1 driven for two hours from Fort St. James to complain that the station was carrying an NHL game between Vancouver and Oakland rather than the one between Toronto and Chicago Black Hawks. Official accounts said the bi- zarre course of events resulted from Spencer's complaint that he was being denied a chance to Golden girl of track team near death irom cancer Seen and heard About town ii A REIVING home to make lunch for her starving family Nancy Wray finding the water cut off, the supply of milk depleted and the sug- ar bowl empty Andy TImlak playing Dan Cupid for a moment when he offered his son Gary as a Christmas present to all (he girls at a birthday party. HOTTAOH-EGERN (Renter) The father and fiance of Brit- ish athlete Lillian Board kept an all-night vigil at her bedside in Ringberg cancer clinic in this West German town as her con- dition stayed critical. Members of the family and close friends who visited the "golden girl" of British track and field before she went to sleep Sunday night said she ended her 22nd birthday in good spirits, chatting freely. But Dr. Joseph Issels, head of the controversial clinic in this Bavarian Alpine village south of Munich, described the Olympic medallist's condition as critical despite signs of improvement. Miss Board was admitted here more than five weeks ago with intestinal cancer. Saturday night she lapsed into a coma and required heart treatment. She perked up Sunday and was able to receive visitors and eat. Maria Hartman, captain of the British women's track and field team, said she was in "re- markably good spirits" Sunday night considering the ordeal she had gone through in the past few hours. L i 11 i a n's father, George Board, and her fiance, David Emery, remained in the clinic. Dr. Issels, who has spent the last few nights watching person- ally over Mis Board, treats cancer patients for whom con- ventional medicine holds out lit- lle hope. His methods are being watched with interest by some doctors and criticized by others. He views cancer as a symptom of over-all body degeneration rather than infection of an indi- vidual organ. He claims about 40 per cent of the patients he has trealed have gained a few extra months and even a few years of life after other doctors had diagnosed their cases as hopeless. see his 21-year-old son play in a National Hockey League contest being shorn by the CBC's tele- vision affiliates in Eastern Can- ada. At the lime of Spencer's ap- pearance at the station, it was carrying the NHL's Vancouver- Oakland game while the Prai- ries and Ontario were being shown the Toronto-Chicago game which featured a be- tween-periods interview with his son. CALLED FROM TULSA Brian Spencer had been called up earlier in the week by the Leafs from their top farm club, Tulsa Oilers of the Central League. Brian had played with the Leafs during the latter part of last season and had then re- turned to the Oilers. Police said they have estab- lished that the father, a gravel- pit operator, drove from Fort St. James to complain about the TV scheduling. RCMP said Corporal R. W. Post drew IBS revolver and fired three shots while Constable Steve Lozinsky fired once. Two bullets struck Spencer in the chest and mouth and he was pronounced dead on arrival at Hospital. Brian Spencer, a left winger, played in the NHL Sunday, and picked up three assists in a game between Toronto and Buf- falo which Toronto won 4-0. He was named the game's third star. Police could not say when the 21-year-old hockey player had been told of his father's death. They said other family mem- bers in British Columbia were notified shortly afler Ihe shoot- ing and it was likely he was BRIAN SPENCER informed by them late Saturday night or early Sunday. A resident of Fort St. James, 90 miles northwest of Prince George, described the senior Spencer as an "old-timer" in the area who operated a gravel pit near the family farm, sis miles south of the community. Spencer had twin and Byron. The latter plays hockey for St. James. Small pay increase for MPs OTTAWA (CP) MRS will get a little increase in take- home pay as a result of recom- mendations by a special com- mittee being tabled in the Com- mons today, sources say. The t h r e e -m a n committee headed by T. N. Beaupre, presi- dent of Domtar Ltd., Montreal, proposes a pay increase of about for the MPs who now receive a year. But it also proposes that all oj an MP's pay be taxable. At present, of the is tax-free. Consequently an MP's take- home pay will be substantially the same as it now is. The government is unlikely to say at this time whether it ac- cepts tile recommendations. Prime Minister Trudeau has said he wants the MPs and the public to voice opinions on the report first. Some Liberals have been seeking a pay increase to a year. The Beaupre committee rec- ommends that its proposed changes become effective only with the beginning of the next is, in 1972 or 1973. Children battle for survival Hospitals face squeeze EDMONTON menls to the Alberta Hospital Act. lo be presented at the next session of the legislature, will limit the amount of money hos- pitals can seek from municipal govermnenls, Health Minister James Henderson said here. The legislation would allow hospitals lo request from 'mu- nicipal governments only 10 per cent of the amount they re- ceive in provincial contribu- tions. If hospitals want lo go beyond this 10-per-cent ceiling, they "will have to get the tax- payers' approval" in a plebis- cite. FINANCE SQUEEZE The health minister also told hospital board members not to expect more in provincial con- tributions nest year than they received this year because of a financial squeeze in the prov- ince. The Alberts government al- ready has (lie authority to put a c e i 1 i n g on hospital requisi- tions from municipal govern- ments, but the intention is to write this into legislalion, Mr. Henderson said. The 10-per-cent limit is to go into effect at the start of next year. Mr. Henderson said lie was attempting to combat hospital costs that are rising at the of 15 cent a year to Alberta, SHOPPING DAYS 'TILL CHRISTMAS The child's stomach is bloat- ed with air, her arms and legs are crooked with rickels, and her unsmiling face carries a look of hopelessness. Each day to her is merely a fight for sur- vival as in her community in India poverty plagues every- one. The plight of starving Indian children like this little girl will Ire attacked tlirough (lie annual Cup of Milk Fund for the Uni- tarian Service Committee. Do- nations from southern Alberta go directly to the purchase of dry milk powder which is shipped lo USC outposts in under developed countries. Dr. Hitschmanova pointed out recently in her cross country tour on behalf of the USC that SI buys too cups of milk for a child. Or it can purchase 16 bowls of Canadian barley, 25 meals for slum dwellers, lira en- riched peanut butter cookies for wayside waifs, or 16 medical visits to isolated villages. A dollar doesn't mean too much to the Canadian worker, but to a hungry person in Korea, or India, or Hong Kong it can mean several days of decent food. If you haven't sent in your contribution to the Cup of Milk Fund, in care of The Herald, Lethbridge, do so today, and treat yourself to a Merry Christmas by helping someone else. The total to date: See list of donors Page 2. ;