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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 10-15 BELOW The lethkidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 5 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 32 PAGES Pause ordered on western front Pakistan army surrenders eastern PAKISTANI WALKS OUT Pakistan's deputy foreign minister, Zulfikar AM Bhutto, at left fore- ground, leads his delegation out of the UN Sec- urity Council meeting Wednesday. Bhutto stalked out of the Security Council meeting after de- nouncing the council for inaction in the Indian- Pakistani war. Seated at right centre, wearing turban, is Swaran Singh, chairman of India's UN delegation. These drug farmers are no dopes OTTAWA (CP) When the first farmer's census form listing marijuana as a cash crop came in, census officials smiled. After several ir.ore. they began looking at one. an- other with raised eyebrows. Finally, the census bureau sent inspectors out to the fields and found the farmers were telling the truth marijuana has become a major cash crop for some fanners, representing all age groups, in several prov- inces. Because of census rules, officials cannot release any statistics or name the provinces. More importantly as far as the farmers are con- cerned the officials can't pass on the names of marijuana-growers to the RCMP. Will nol specify A Statistics Canada spokesman said today that sta- tistics on the acreage devoted to marijuana and the crop's ca.sii value will not be reported separately, hut will be lumped in with "other crops" in figures to be released sometime after March. If provmce-by-provincc figures for marijuana were given, (lie spokesman said, "by a process of deduction individuals could be identified.1' By law, census officials cannot release information Uiat. ceukl be lied In any one individual or company. But they confirm that marijuana was the major source of income for some Canadian farmers last year. An ounce of the illegal substance can sell for as much as on the retail level. The acreage devoted lo marijuana on a national basis is miniscule, hut officials indicaled it is larger Ihan such pharmaceutical crops as digitalis, which comes (ran the foxglove: plant. RCMP made raids When KC'MP raids on seizures of several marijuana harvests were reported recently, Statistics Canada offi- cially checked and to their relief found that "it wasn't any of ours.'1 Census officials couldn't help but be pleased at one aspect of Ihe situation. ''Sonic of our employees were amazed at the de- gree of trust'' given census-takers and the census bu- reau, one official said. A spokesman for the taxation department heard the news with "We're not aware Mini any farmers have reported I hat they are deriving income from the tax man If tho farmers involved did report their income from marijuana, they would be protected by law from having (heir return statements passed on to the police. caveman DEL UIO, Tex. (AP) Some time in Ihe nest may on Dec. 19. his first wedding anni- Vrcnch scicnlist nair.ed Micliol Siffrc will kiss his pretly wife, Nathalie, and set off for Midnight Cave. When he .sees her again it will be June and (hey have. exchanged a word in (hose six months. In an expvMiiK'til a.s arduous as flying lo the moon, if less spectacular. Siffre live for COO days outside the earth linn1 cycle surrounds him. Peep in a limestone, cave under (.he hills of Southwest Texas, he'll seek to prove lo Ihe world lhat man can change his life rhythm from its current 24-hour cycle lo a 4R-hour cycle, in which lie can "ti hours nnd sleep 12. To nil him-iclf o.'f complexly from all lime sense, will have no watch, no clock, no radio, no tele- vision, no newspapers. Seen and heard About town T OCAL conventioneer Dan Peters accepting a n award at the banquet in one red and one black shoe alter friends tricked him Mrs. Peinr Smcdcldi picking her- self up off the floor after seems her brother's picture on the front page of the Herald she had not seen him for three years. MAGRATH (HNS) Hulon B. Barker. 70. died Wednesday in Magrath Municipal Hospital as a result of stab wounds and head injuries inflicted early Monday by an assailant. Demetro Krawec of Ivlagrath has been sent to Ponosa for observation nnd being charged with breaking and entering, as- sault and attempted murder. A baseball bat and a scythe blade were used in the assault. Mr. Marker was born in Ma- grath. a son of the first mayor, the late Levi Harkcr. He was a successful farmer in the dis- trict. WIFE IX HOSPITAL He is survived by his ivife uh't is still in hospital suffering from head injuries inflicted al Ihe same time her husband was attacked. Melvin, a son, who resides in Salk Lake t'ity, Utah, a daugh- ter. Eva Kaye Coppietcrs of Raymond and six grandchil- dren also survive him. lie also has three brothers. Charles of Calgary, Earl of Cardston and Burns of Ma- grath. One sister, M able Clarke, lives in Salt Lake City. Funeral arrangements have been made for Saturday. Xo time has been set. From AP-REUTEH The Indian army triumphed on its eastern front today with the unconditional surrender of Pakistan's army in East Paki- stan. Then Ihe Indian govern- ment ordered iLs troops on the western front lo stop fighting as of Friday night in a unilateral ceasefire. The Indian cabinet's decision to call a pause in Ihe Kashmir area was made despite a decla- ration by Pakistan's president that he would carry on the war T.-ilh India until the "occupied areas are (alien back." In announcing the Indian gov- ernment's decision, an official spokesman said: "We have repeatedly declared (bat India has no territorial am- bition. "Now dial Pakistani armed forces have surrendered in Desh. and Bangla now is free, ii is pointless in our view to continue the present conflict. "Therefore in order to stop bloodshed and unnecessary loss of life, we have ordered our armed forces to cease fire ev- ervwbere on the western front, with effect from 2000 hours In- dian standard lime, on Friday, Dec. 17. 1971." HOPE FOR RECIPROCATION "It is our earnest hope tliat there will be a corresponding immediate response from the government of Pakistan.'' The time given is 8 p.m. local (imp, equivalent to a.m. Ef.T. The eastern and western Pak- istani frnnls are separated by rbout LOCO miles of Indian terri- tory. In the ecsl. Indian soldiers marched victoriously into Dacca and Prime Minister In- diia Gandhi said in New Delhi: "Dacca is now the free capi- tal of a free country." It lias been the provincial cap- ital of the East wing of Paki- stan. 'Mr. Howard Huylies is writing his memoirsT Paid holiday Day ST. LOUIS, Mo. (APi The TUiDonnell Douglas Corp., will be the firs! company in the loiilod In f'iu- ;ill ils nn- ployers ;i paid holiday in ob- servance (if I niled Nations IJ..Y, I lie firm has an- nounced. All employees in tJic Unilorl States i.d Vnna'h -vill be pivt'ii Hu1 Inlk'.iy. dPS'.cnnlrd ;H Ihe Monday (if i'l whidi Uniiod Nations HONG KONG 'Renter) China accused Indian armed forces today of crossing l.hc Sino-Sikkim border and carry- i n g out reconnaissance oil Chinese territory, Radio Peking said, The charge was made in a protest note sent by Hie Chinese foreipn minisior lo Hie Indian embassy in Peking, said Ihe broadcast monitored in Hong Kong. It quoted the protest note as (--fiying: "According to reports from Chinese frontier guards, al. 1510 hours and lfi.w hours p.m. and p.m.) on Dec. 10, 1071, .seven I nd i a n a nned personnel in two batches successively crossed Sese La on (he Chimi- Sikkim boundary and intruded ir.'.o Chinese territory for recon- naissance." "This is a grave encroach- ment upon Chinese territory. "The C h i n e s e government hereby lodges a strong protest I ho Indian government aeainst lliis and demands that l.lie Indian government immedi- fllely stop its activities of intru- sion into Chinese territory." In Delhi, India rejected as "totally without foundation" the Chinese accusation. An official spokesman, deny- ing the charge, said: do not. and cannot accept the pro- test." A formal reply to a Chinese protest note would be. sent in duo Mrs. Gandhi said refugees who had fled from East Paki- stan to India were already re- luming to (he area which India calls Bangla Desh, or Bengali nation. The Pakistan president, Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan, ap- parently refusing to write off East Pakistan, broadcast his in- tention to put out, two weeks hence, a constitution that lie insised would apply to "both the wings" of Pakistan. TANKS CLASH Before New Delhi's announce- ment of its intention to cease fire in the west. an Indian spokesman had reported the biggest tank battle of the war as having taken place in (hat sector within the last 24 hours. The cabinet's decision for the western ceasefire was immedi- nlcly conveyed to Foreign Min- ister Swaran Singh, now at the United Nations. Mr. Gandhi had earlier brushed aside a UN General As- sembly ceasefire appeal and had declared that India would "fight on until Bangia Desh is liberated." The announcement indicated she felt that her condi- tions for a ceasefire had been fulfilled. Announcement of the eastern- front victory brought cheers in the New Delhi Parliament. END HEIGX OF TERROR ''The Indian armed fcrces rot remain in Bangla Desh longer than they are needed." Gandhi ?aid. India's only aim was "to assist the people of Bangla Desh and the Mukti Bahini to end the reign of ter- ror there." The Mukti Bahini are Easl Pakistan's fighters for independence. She said Indian armed forces and the Mukti Bahini were un- der strict orders to prevent re- prisals "against the Pakistan army soldiers and the Rnza- kars." the locally recruited home guards, branded as col- laborators by the Mukti Bahini. "We hope Sheik Mujibur Rahman will take his rightful place and lead the Bangla Desh people to peace, progress and she said. Sheik Mujib. leader of the out- lawed Awami League, has been in a West Pakistani prison since March 26 after his arrest in Dacca on charges ot treason. WAR DOWN TO ONE FRONT Pakistani troops in East Pakistan surrendered Thur day and Indian forces entered the provincial capita! of Dacca. A lul! reported i Ihe fighting on the western front with thrusts by both armies stalled. ILS. will remove surtax only as part of package WASHINGTON f Router The treasury department today said the lifting of the I0-per-cent additional levy on dutiable im- ports will only fake place as part of an international package greement. The treasury was commenting on a statement today by French Finance Minister Valery Gis- card d'Estaing in Paris tliat the surcharge would come off the moment a realignment, of cur- rency parities is agreed upon. The U.S. statement indicated the surcharge and other fiscal measures aimed at correcting a U.S. trade imbalance will only be abolished after the leading industrial nations agree on a genera 1 economic pcttlement, including a reform of trade re- lations and a redistribution of international defence costs, as well as currency realignment. "If has been clearly under- stood that removal of the sur- charge and the job development credit are part of the over-all settlement said treas- ury. "The precise timing and man- Alberta weather warms up after night to EDMONTON fCP) It was warming up today for Alberlans who never had it so cold Wednesday. The weather office said tem- peratures were heading for a relatively balmy zero, after plunging to record lows for Dec. J5 at eight locations. The was 44 below ,it Edmonton international airport Wednesday into Saskatchewan today, but the chief forecaster said the Arclk: air mass had weakened and Saskatchewan would not get quite es frigid as Alberta. At 7 a.m. it was 33 below at Prince Albert and Saskatoon, 22 below at Regina and 19 below at iUoose Jaw. Temperatures were also drop- ping in Manitoba, to seven below a! both Brandon and Win- Aiiiiig Chevalier has good night PARIS CAP) M a urice Chevalier's secretary reported today that the 83-year-old king of French showmen spent a good night and was in "station- ary condition'' in hospital. Chevalier was admitted Wednesday for treatment for a kidney deficiency. "We con'imie lo be hopeful." said his secre- tary, Felix Paquct. nineg. and the weather office said blowing snow would briefly reduce visJbiiily to near zero in the Brandon region. Records for cold were shat- tered Wednesday at Fort Nel- son, B.C.. Edmonton interna- tional airport. Vermilion Grande Prairie, Trace River, Fort Chipcwyan rnd Whitccourt and equalled at Brooks and Red Deer. The warming trend pushed the temperatures at Edmonton international airport up from 4-1 below at Jl p.m. Wednesday night lo 13 below ct 7 a.m. today. A bond of snowflurries mov- ed eastward through A 1 b crta during Mie day and Chinook winds blew along the foothills, with gusts to 77 miles at Pincher Creek in the province's southwest, corner. Tempera- t ures in southwestern Alberta were expected to rise to 25 to 30 above during the day. In Lethbridge. the tempera- ture dipped to 25 below over- night, five degrees warmer than the record low. Brisk westerly winds near (be mountains today will push the temperature up lo near the 20 degree mark. The weatherman looks for a low tonight of v.ero and a Friday of 20 degrees accom- panied by snowflurries. ner of the change will undoubt- edly be considered in light ol the progress its state- ment said. D'Eslatog had paid tfio lilting of Ihe surcharge. mrrlncy parities are realgwt was part, of the agreement reached in talks in the Azores between President Nixon Lnd French President Pompidou. CRISIS ON TABLE WASHINGTON (CP) Amid widespread anticipation that the four-month m on clary and trade crisis is ripe for progress, the reputy finance ministers from 10 leading non-Communist in- dustrial nations meet here today In put together an agenda for their ministers in talks begin- ning Friday. The Canadian delegation which arrived here Wednesday night included not only Deputy Finance Minister S. Reis- liani. but also, unexpectedly, Deputy Trade Minister James Grandy. Finance Minister K. J. Ben- son and Louis Rasminsky, gov- ernor of Hie Bonk of Canada, were expeclcd later Irx'ay. The surtax raised the hackles of Canadians who feel they should have been exempted from it because of their No. 1 position as a trading partner of the I'.S.. and their minimum discriminatory actions against American trade. attact Cup of Milk Fund Cup of Milk Fund. A simple lilllc idea. It has a docp moan- SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS inc. Simemiu puls a dime or a dollar in an envelope and m.'iils il. A llaslily serihliled note goes into Ihe envelope loo. The never of words! We'd he lyinfi if uv said they ilon'l afferl us. S.'ine of them give us quite a juh. A fellov in C.ialda'e vriles: am a li'lle money lo help feed Ihe kids hut I hope the re-t of liw stupid fiarvo lo Well, we wi'h Pnl frl hill IhaiiU (or lilt' donation. Norma Owens, mperinten- dent, of the 11 n i i e d Church Sunday School, wrolc: "Onec again tho children of Ihe. Magraih Vnited Church Sun- day School are happy to help the unfortunate." Kind of makes you that Hod is not dead, doesn't it? Th' re's a lot of power in the church, you bet there is' Men livins lo s.ivo God. Thank you so much, Michael nnd fiohort Tajc of roloman. Michael is five and his brother is just a little fellow al nine months. Mrs. Tai1.1 writes: "Somehow lie heard ahaul the C.ip at M.Ik l-'uijd and vanis to liny t'iirist- mas prcscnis (or some some plnee from him and his breihiT liobcrl." You know, dial's quite a sac- rifice When a little hoy saves his pennies for Christmas pre- sents and turns the whole kit and kahoodle over to tho fund, well, il means a lot. Thank yon so much, you thimrhlfu! liMle fellow. The. yrme trli" fiv Mi- ch-.'l HUM Puchhisky nf And vo v lo liiank newly-formed Sivir- 3rd Pack and Ksllier and William Bash ef and llle whole eiim- nny e! milk mnd supporters. Maybe miracle will hap- pen. MIAMI. Fla. (AP) Cuban exile-owned freighter, crippled by fire from a Cuban gnnhoal, under low toward Ihe Com- munist Island today following a bloody attack on the high seas. "The deck is covered with Wood; I am dying, tha freighter's captain, 55-year-old Jose Villa, said in a final and desperate radio message re- ceived in Miami Wednesday. "Tell ihe coast guard lo come Villa said. "Tell them there are dead and wounded Irrr." The. attacked freighter, Ihe Johnny Impress, was the second ship owned by Kalnma Lines of Miami to be by Cuba in 10 days. Havana today a Cuhan naval vos'o! en the look- ".'.10 OV-'iOlTt] 111 111 oivVr If) h" li n n r d r d a pnvrrnmont s'iid. "Tho pirato sh'p Iht- trird riw.'jpi1. Minnies lain' il forced to olk-.v t.ho order and seized.'1 ;