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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY Forecast- high Wednesday near 30 Lethhridge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 4 LETHBRIDGE, ALBKRTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES Canada voice should not be ignored By JOIIN LcBLANC LONDON (CP) The British government should pay more attention to Canadian "policies and atti- The Daily Telegraph says in an editorial. The newspaper was commenting on Prime Min- ister Heath's call on Prime Minister Trudeau Wed- nesday, to be followed by a two-day visit b Washing- ton. Heath leaves London tonight. The Telegraph says the importance of the talks at Ottawa should not he underrated, "as such occasions have tended to be in the past." "The call at the paper adds, "has unfor- tunately been all too often regarded by visiting prime ministers, of both parties, as an obligatory chore tack- ed on to the headline-catching Washington visit. "Canada is emerging all the time with a more distinct character and influence. Canadian policies and attitudes now demand more serious attention from JO Downing Street than they have been getting in the recent past. Provide foundation close relations established between Mr. Heath and Mr. Trudeau over tlie James Cross kidnapping provide a good foundation for this." On the Heath visit to Ottawa, several major items appeal- due for discussion. Most important from the British standpoint, per- haps, is the vexed question of the Conservative govern- ment resuming sale of naval armament to apartheid South Africa, which had been banned by the Labor administration that went out of office in June. The new government let it be known soon after the election that it was considering this, and Tru- deau immediately expressed displeasure and concern that it could lead to the break-up of the Common- wealth through the defection of many black states. External Affairs Minister Sharp reiterated this con- cern in a talk here last month with Sir Alec Doug- las-Home, foreign and Commonwealth secretary. Britain's possible entry into the European Com- mon Market undoubtedly will be discussed. The Ca- nadian government" does not oppose this but is wor- ried lest Britain's trade outlook take an inward turn should she jou. the European.alignment, possibly freez- ing out some Canadian exports. A more immediate issue is Britain's recent im- position of a levy -on grain imports. The idea is to hoist domestic prices to provide a better return for British growers rather than subsidize them at the farm as was done under Labor. Canada has expressed con- cern at this, though British trade officials claim it should not cut down imports from that country. France pays Quebec debt QUEBEC (CP) France will pay for a plan which will bring about 12 of its language specialists to Quebec to teach employees in industry, finance and commerce how to speak and write better French, a Quebec government official said here. Yves Michaud. provincial commissioner-general in charge of co-operation, said the use of French ex- perts is part of a "crash program" to make French the working language in Quebec. Mr. Michaud said the cost for the specialists will be about a day but France will pay for their salaries and living expenses. "France recognizes she has a debt to he said in an interview. "It's time to translate that debt into dollars and cents." The language experts will visit factories and business- es and prepare vocabularies of business and technical terms, especially in the clothing, electronics and petro- leum industries, Mr. Michaud said. The former Liberal member of the national assembly said the plan represents a move to "less lyrical and more technical and operational" relations between France and Quebec. Lay groundwork About 80 Quebecers, working in teams, have already been sent across lire province to lay the groundwork for the experts' visits. Tin's part of the program will cost Quebec about Mr. Michaud said. The province will also pay for printing and distribut- ing the language and vocabularly manuals prepared by the linguists. Mr. Michaud said France will ultimately gain if. French becomes the working language in Quebec. "It we fail and end up speaking English here in 50 years, France will also be the loser. "And let's face it. France has language problems of ils own. All sorts of Americanisms are creeping into technical language in France." In a letter sent recently to French President Georges Pompidou, Premier Robert Bom-assa thanked France for ils "contribution" to Quebec's language problem. "You will have noted the determination of our gov- ernment to implant French as the working the letter said. "We appreciate the intellectual and financial efforts France brings towards the realization of one of the major objectives of our policy." Mr. Pompidou replied that France is "conscious of tl'.uiig ils fluty" in helping Quebec fpeak and. live is Krendi. MERRY CHRISTMAS? Not even a candy sucker is helping two-year-old James Scott through his first startling introduction to Santa Claus ot a Lethbridge department store. James evidently figures mailed requests to the North Pole would serve just as well as face-to-foce interviews. 250 feared dead in boat sinking Seen end heard About town SEOUL (AP) than 250 South Koreans were feared drowned today in the sinking of a ferryboat in Hie Korea Strait. The Namyung Ho, with 256 passengers and 20 crew mem- bers aboard, went down on its 14-hour run between Cheju Is- land, south of the Korean penin- sula, and the southern Korean port of Pusan. Japanese ships picked up eight survivors, and a Korean police patrol boat picked up three others. A Korean fishing vessel reported picking up a 12th survivor who was taken to hospital in Pusan. A Korean police plane re- ported sighting two persons clinging to debris, and a Korean police officer who flew over the area said he saw oil slicks and floating wood. Maritime authorities said they feared most of the boat's occu- pants had drowned, however, because the rescue operation was delayed and the weather was cold. Transportation ministry offi- cials said they believed the boat sank because she was over- loaded. In addition to the 276 persons aboard, they said, the 263-ton vessel carried about 250 tons of cargo. A survivor blamed the disas- ter on shifting cargo which flipped the boat o'.'er and sent it to the ocean floor in seconds. 10-busIiel oats quotas set WINNIPEG (CP) The Ca- nadian wheat board has an- nounced an increase in delivery quotas for oats to 10 bushels a specified acre from five. The board said the increase is to assure continuity of sup- ply for domestic and exporter demands. An unidentified telecommuni- cations engineer told officials on board the Japanese patrol boat Kuanagi that the feriy was carrying cargo, mainly oranges and vegetables, some of it loaded on the decks. The cargo.shifted and the ship sank immediately, giving pas- sengers no time to put on life- jackets. Police said a preliminary in- vestigation indicated that the ship had also left Cheju Island without the skipper aboard. T-TOCKEY PLAYER Clark Robinson startling friends with the story about how he "lost an arm" in a minor hockey game recently (it turned out to be an arm off the frame of his glasses, detached in a chin-on colli- sion) Grace Buchan chuckling as she overheard one little gal at ballet class ask another how many let- ters there were in the alpha- bet, then volunteer the an- swer, "23 they're still looking for FLQ" Riders ready to talk deal for retired mid great OTTAWA (CP) Coach Jack Gotta said today that Ottawa Rough Riders are ready to enter into negotiations that could give British Columbia Lions the right to talk contract to retired quarterback Russ Jackson. "The next move is up to Gotta said in an inter- view. "If we can make a deal with Vancouver, we might get a player or players we now are trying to recruit." 'I'd like to see the matter settled as soon as possible." Gotta said that he had talked to Jackson "and I know Russ is interested in going to the Lions." "If he can get the educational credits he wants at the Univer- sity of British Columbia and the kind of money being talked about, then he is interested." fire at Calgary CALGARY (CP) A fire caused damage loday in the 24 room Bowness Hotel in northwest Calgary. Fourteen guests were evac- uated "as a precaution" and one man suffered a cut arm while leaving through a broken window. It is believed the fire was caused by a smoldering cigar- ette in a garbage can. Shopping area roperty s gets go-ahe City council, after consider- able discussion of the prin- ciples involved, Monday ap- proved the sale of a portion of 4th Ave. S. to Shoppers' World Ltd. for The sale was opposed by Aldermen Jim Anderson, Vera Ferguson and Steve Kolch. TWO MAIN ISSUES Two main issues surfaced during discussion of the sale of the avenue, which is to become part of the parking lot for a proposed hotel development. Alderman Ferguson asked what limits would be placed, any, on the encroachment by the developer into the adjoining residential area. She said she was in favor of the development on the Shop- pers' World lot, but could not condone extending the site to accommodate the developer. She wondered what areas of the city would be considered "safe" for a prospective prop- erty-owner if commercial de- velopment were allowed in residential areas and parks. Her questions referred to two residential properties north of Shoppers' World on which the developer has an option to buy to include in the parking lot, and a portion of the green area of the city water reservoir north of 4th Avc. which is also to be included. ANOTHER ANGLE Another matter of principle was brought out by Aid. An- derson, who contended that un- less it could be shown that the part of the reservoir for the parking lot was absolutely es- sential that it not be included in the agreement. The developer had asked for two strips from the reservoir site seven and ten feet wide these had been increased to 10 and 18 feet by the city's engineering department to im- prove the traffic flow in the parking lot. Aid. Anderson said any un- necessary conversion of open green area on Mayor Magrath Drive to commercial develop- ment was a contradiction of the original concept for the Drive, which was supposed to be kept open with lots of trees and shrubbery. The sale of the avenue and leasing of the portion of the reservoir marks the latest step forward for the development, which has been opposed by some residents of the Glendale area and which has been the occasion for severaJ stormy council meetings. PUBLIC HEARINGS Still to be gone through are public hearings on the closing of a lane rezoning of the two residential lots. There is also the possibility the project may go to the Development Appeal Board, which could turn the project down. Another possible stumbling block, mentioned by Aid. C. W. Chichester, could be arranging financing for a parking ramp needed to meet the city's park- ing requirements. Later in the meeting council referred to the city manager a motion by Aid. Kotch that the reservoir be considered for the possibility of making it into a park. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff suggested that if this were not feasible that alternate sites in the Glendale area be looked into. Nixon pulls slick political coup WASHINGTON (Renter) President Nixon's success in getting a top conservative Dem- ocrat, former Texas Gov. John Connally, as new treasury sec- retary is interpreted by most observers here as a major polit- ical coup that could ensure fresh thinking on U.S. economic problems. The nomination of Connally Monday to replace 63-year-old David M. Kennedy next Febru- ary is likely to undercut the op- position Democrats on the issue that has been the most helpful to them lagging economy, With its high unem- ployment and steady inflation. It also forges a new link be- tween the Republican president and a leader of the conservative wing of the Democratic party in Texas, probably broadening the president's political appeal especially in the South. Most, observers expected the Connally appointment to give a considerable boost to Nixon's chances of re-election in 1972, and they felt there was more politics behind the move than economics. BIPARTISAN APPROACH Nixon himself appeared to ac- knowledge this when he said that Connally will render great service in helping to ensure in this critical period that there is a bipartisan approach to the country's problems. A three time governor of Texas, Connally brings a politi- cal and legal background to the treasury job, normally filled by bankers, and gives the adminis- tration a stronger voice in deal- ing with Congress. Kennedy, the Chicago banker who held the treasury post for two years, resigned effective Feb. 1. Nixon named Kennedy an ambassador-at-large in the state department, with cabinet seat and responsibility in inter- national finance. Administration sources said Connally, navy secretary under former president John F. Ken- nedy, will be counted on to use lu's political talents in selling Nixon's economic policies to the public and improving the presi- dent's relations with a Demo- cratic Congress. Both were acknowledged weaknesses of Kennedy, who was in disfavor with (he admin- istration's economic polii'ymak- ers and wanted a less demand- ing job. Connally is a political protege of former president Lyndon who never has been known as particularly friendly to Nixon. White House press secretary Honald Ziegler said that Nixon had telephoned Johnson Monday morning and informed him of the impending announcement. STAYS ON JOB Lt.- Gov. Grant MacEwan, 68, of Alberta has agreed to remain after next Jan. C, when he will have completed live years in office, Prime Minis- ter Trudcau's office announc- ed in Ottawa today. Mr. Tni- deau expressrrl his pleasure that Mr. MacEwan would continue "to serve his coun- try and the people of Al- berta." Cup of milk fund Let's push fund over the top Spain gets tough amid unrest MADRID (Renter) The Spanish cabinet, in an unex- pected display of toughness amid unrest over the trial of 16 Basque nationalists, has given the country's police unlimited powers of arrest and detention for at least six months. The measure was approved Monday night at an emergency meeting of the cabinet, sum- moned and presided over by Francisco Franco, head of state. Sources said police all over the country were rounding up opponents of the Franco rcgune. In raids in Madrid, police ar- rcsled 12 oersons today. The decree suspended a con- stitutional right under wlM'ch Spaniards ess oaly be detained. in legal fashion, and must be released witliin 72 hours if they are not charged. A governmenl announcement said the decree was passed be- cause of the subversive activi- ties of minority groups and the need "to assure all Spaniards the legitimate benefit of order and internal peace." But (lie reason for the special police powers appeared more complex though some sources had feared sterner measures such as a national state of emergency or even the imposi- tion of martial law. WOKKKllS STAGE STRIKES The Uurgos (rial .has been an unprecedented focus of opposi- tion to Franco's nile. When it begaa 12 days ago, mors than workers staged protest strikes in the Basque areas of north Spain on a scale which has not been known since the civil war. Those on trial were not ordi- nary basque nationalists, most of whom do not favor violence and would be content, with a measure of local autonomy. The Burgos prisoners are avowed underground fighters of the small Basque revolutionary movement ETA, Marxist-Lenin- ists who told the court they were ready to give their lives in the hope of establishing a Basque socialist slate and class- less society in norlli Spain. Six of (hem face possible, death on charges pf being iavolved in to murder oj 1968 of Inspector Mcliton Man- zanas, chief of political police in San Sebastian. Five army judges have been deliberating on the verdicts in Burgos divisional military head- quarters since the trial ended last Wednesday. VIOLENCE FEARED Informed sources said today tlie sentences were not expected to be announced until Thursday at the earliest. If there are death sentences, this could spark violent out- bursts in the Basque areas of norll) Spain. The Irial sparked violent dem- onstrations in the San Sebastian area, Barcelona, Madrid and Elsewhere, The Cup of Milk Fund has a total to date of But Dec. 15 is the half way point in the drive and we still have to go to reach the objective. Southern Albertans are noted for their generosity, and their interest in the Cup of Milk campaign has alwas's been high. Ever since The Herald first endorsed the campaign, which assists the Unitarian Ser- vice Committee in its many projects, donations have sent tlie objective over the top. We are sure this will be the case again lliis year, but don't get so involved in Christmas plans that you forget to send in your donation. Space craft reaches To dale many children have been sending in their donations. We would like to thank Brent Morris and his big brother Kevin, from Shaughnessy who have sent in their "for poor, hungry children." When children take time to help others in great need, sure- ly all of us can spare a few moments out of our busy day to drop our donation in the mail, care of The Herald. Leth- bridge. We would easily go over the top again this year and have those carloads of milk on their way before the Christ- mas season is over. List of donors appears on page 2. planet MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet spacecraft Venus VII reached Venus today and sent messages back for 35 minutes from the planet's atmosphere, Tass News Agency reported. The announcement said noth- ing about any landing on the hot surface of the planet. Tass said when Hie spacecraft reached Ihc atmosphere of Venus, the descent rraft was wparnlccl, and a parachute opsaed. SHOPPING DAYS y. CHRISTMAS J ;