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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SNOW FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 10 ABOVE VOL. LXV No. 10 The Lethbtidge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 2K PAGES KURT WALDHEIJI new By STEPHEN SCOTT UNITED NATIONS 'CP) Tha 261h General Assembly winds up affairs today after the for- mality of approving Austrian diplomat Kurt Wakiheiin as secretary-general of the United Nations for the next five yen's and approval of a record budget. The Security Council picked Waldhc-iiv. for the post on his 53rd birthday Tuesday and assembly approval of his succession lo U Thant was endorsed this morn- ing. The 132-country assembly ends its three-month ses- sion with one major achievement to its ad- mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN more than 20 years after the Communists took over mainland China. But its greatest frustration was the fact that it could not end the India-Pakistan war, and neither could the 15-country Security Council. Waldheim, the new secretary-general, is a career diplomat with IS vrars hervice in the UN. A former ambassador to Canada from 1956 !o he comes from a country whose constitution demands that it stay neutral. 12 in ihc mulling The Security Council picked Austria's UN ambassa- dor over 11 oilier candidates in three rounds of secret, balloting at three private meetings Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Waidheim will become the fourth secretary-general in the United Nations' 2G years on -Jan. 1. Thant, who bad 10 years in the office, is retiring Dec. 31. The first, two secretaries-general were Trygvc Lie of Nor- way Dag 1-Iammarskjold of Sweden both dead. Ths secretary-general is paid1 a yearly sal- ary, a New York living differential and a entertainment allowance and he gets S-22.500 worth of free bousing. Waldheim had the support of Iho Soviet Union throutnout. Tli': war- net .stic ahm him a IK! at. "tage mlain veiocd his ca.ididacy. The Soviet Union hoped almost to the end that the Burmese would1 rcmoln in office. WaldheJm takes over a baiiKrupt organization, heavily hi debt and unable to find a way to get out of the red. Besides his appointment. Uie assembly's only last- day business was the approval of a record 19T2 budget of more than ir.illion, Tt is almost JO per cent higher than this year's. Waidheim was in tho German infantry during the Sec-ond World War, when Austria was part of Hitler's Germany. Assembly nrrrlxTs are going home with little sense of achievement except, for the admission of China. The irght of Oct. :M, when the United States' two-China proposals were rejected and the Nationalist government of China was ousted. will go down in history as one of the UN's most dramatic. On the Middle East il called for (he reactivation of the .Tarring mission. But as the year came to a rlose, Gunnar Jarring of S'uedcn, UN envoy in the Mio'dle East had not decided whether such a step was worthwhile and that anything could be achieved. Many memlwrs were disillusioned over the ineffec- tiveness of the UN' in halting the war in Pakistan. The Security Council finally came up with a resolu- tion on the war Tuesday night, four days after it ended. The resolution called for maintaining a durable ceasefire and cessation of all hostilities on the In- dian subcontinent. This ceasefire must remain in ef- fect until withdrawals lake place of all armed forces. But it said nntliing about handing East Pakistan back to the government of Pakistan, in effect accept- ing the creation of the state of Bangla Desh. The resolution vas passed 13 to 0 with the Soviet Union and Poland abstaining. Canadians change taste for Christinas cards TORONTO iCP) The Christmas cards Cana- dians are sending this year reflect a yearning for an old-tai'hioncd Christmas, commercial and charity sup- pliers report. international t.hrino, ;i dnminant de- sign factor in card sales over Ihe tost, three seasons, remain significant but. has kvpllort off, the .suppliers say. It has he-en pushcvr back hy n strong return to tiiiou- and nativity scores. The other demand is for Canadian card designs, made in Canada and illuslraleo' by Canadians. The change in taste has been attributed to a weari- ness with the state of tho world economy, a wistful retreat to simpler times and the growth of Canadian nationalism. "One of (ho biggest, trends is Canadian content." >ays W. ,1. Scott, for sales of William K. Coutls (V "This is by religious ami tradi- tional Mirkit'l roiilnifi, I'MCKl', dnnnnd h.'is bwi sn great Canadian card, n reproduction of a il Gallery painting called Tobogganing, that it was Mild out. in November. Next V.T, internntiinal collection will include live r.'ii'ds from Canada. 1'N'ICKF is fho United Nations Children's Kmer- pc-nry Kund and it. K'.prs lo million in Canada fur Iho first lime this year, coir.paiTd with last Wholesalers ami iv.nmlactum's report card sales up :W per rent from last year. Near-blizzard conditions 'forecast EDMONTON (CP) A weather warning was in ef- fect today for Alberta and northeastern British Colum- bia, with four to eight inches o{ snow expected in all areas during the next 24 hours. The weather office forecast near blizzard conditions for the southern Peace, Fort Mo Murray, Edson, Edmonton, St. Paul, Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat regions. Northerly winds gusting to 35 miles an hour were ex- pected to cause blowing and dcifling snow, resulting in greatly reduced often below one-half mile. Smallpox rogram EDMONTON smallpox vaccinations will be discontinued in Alberta Jan. 1, Neil Crawford, minister of health and social development, said today in announcing changes in the province's smallpox vaccination policy. The changes arc based on recommendations from the Al- berta advisory committee on im munization made after dis- cussions with the federal de- partment of health and wel- fare. Mr. Crawford said smallpox vaccinations will still he avail- able to residents who spe- cifically desire vaccination but will no longer be recommend- ed or encouraged as a neces- sary part of the provincial im- munization schedule. V 'c.-ir.aLions will continue be 'provided for travellers to countries where it is required by Canadian immigration regu- lations, and will be continued as a necessary requirement for all at-risk personnel such as health, hospital and laboratory workers aiid employees at in- ternational airports. Mr. Crawford said the new policy is similar to changes be- ing adopted by other provinces, Great Britain and the United States. The changes were made pos- sible by the highly successful smallpox vaccination cam- paign of the United Nations' world health organization. Two draw horses in race Two southern A Iberians have drawn horses in (he Irish Hos- pitals Sweepstakes, based on next Tuesday's running of the Irish Sweeps Hurdle near Dub- lin. A Raymond resident with the iioni-de-phime Bonny Joe drew a tickel. on the horse Frozen Alive, while a Seven Persons resident with the nom-de-plumc Knokie drew Boxer. They stand io win as much Si50.000 il their horse is victorious Thompson new acting head of commission EDMONTON (CP) Ilaugh- ton Thompson of Edmonton lo- d.'iy appointed acting chairman of I lie Alberta Uni- versities Commission by .Tames I.. Foster, minister of advanc- ed education. Mr. Thompson, a member of the commission since its in- ception in IJlfifi, will replace Leif Erickson, who resigned from the position. Mr. Thompson's appointment is effective Jan. 1. own clearing big tax Bryan Wilson Photo LION AROUND FOR CHRISTMAS Patty, a 10-week-old lion cub owned by Dr. C. J. Slewarf, operator of {he Stewart Game Farm south of the city, patienily awaits Christ- mas Day, The cub wtas purchased from the Calgary a week ago and she'll be trans- ferred from the Stewart home to the Game Farm sometime "in the unknown "future." Mean- time, she's finding life warm, comfortable and cozy. Flight slowdown ends TORONTO (CP) Air Can- ada ground employees halted their work-to-rule slowdown early today, ending prospccls of long delays for thousands of Christmas passengers across the country. Passengers liad queued in long lineups at airport ticket desks during the seven-day slowdown, complaining o{ de- lays of as much as five hours. The Canadian Airline Em- ployees Association ended its slowdown at midnight, confi- dent the airline had approved a 15-per-cent raise over two years. The halt came as Air Can- ada was handling its heaviest- s onus OTTAWA (CP) In an unu- sual parliamentary motion, the government today told the Com- mons it must psss six more. bills this session before it can take a vacation. The six bills include legisla- tion to establish national farm product s marketing boards, sections of which some Conservatives have been resist- ing for Prny Council President Allan MacKachen put, a motion on the Commons order paper that the Commons will adjourn to Feb. ifi. 1972, but only after the six bills are approved in all stages and given royal assent. The motion adds that if the bills are not passed by tomor- row, tho Commons will resume sUtings Monday, Doc. 27. and remain in session until the am approved. By such a move, the govern- ment in effort is putting the onus on the opposition to deter- mine the length of Ihe Common vacation, whicli originally was supposed to begin Dec. 17 for about a month. Mr. MacEachcn's motion is nol. scheduled to be called be- fore Thursday. No Heralf Saturday The Herald will not pub- lish Christmas Day, Satur- day, Dec. 25, but will publish as usual Monday, Dec. 27. Display advertisers are re- minded that advertising for Monday, Dec. 27, must be at The Herald by norm Thurs- day, and Tuesday, Dec. 23, by noon Friday, Classified a d v e r I in appoar Monday. Dec. 27, must be received by 1 p.m. Friday. Full news coverage of the Christmns holiday weekend will be carried in the Monday, Dec. 27 edition. ever passenger ed lo reach about 10.000 daily at Toronto International Air- busiest until Friday. The previous record here was last July I. Gordon Sidworlh of Toronto, executive vice-president of the Canadian Air Line Employees Association, said today Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey's of- fice had told the union Air Can- ada has agreed to the settle- ment. A meeting was to be held bc- hveen the company and the union in Montreal today and a statement issued when the meeting concludes, a company spokesman said Tuesday night at Montreal. Mr. Sidv.-orth said the union was "fairly successful" in reaching iis two main goals- more money and maintaining job security. He said the report recommended Air Canada hire no part-time workers while futi- IJme employees were laid off. STAKT-rcn bier, in The becan Dec. 1'i tn protect lack of progress in negotiations. The members could legally strike next Monday. Collins named dcpiily treasurer KDMOXTON (CTM The appointment of A. L. (Chip) Collins as Alberta deputy pro- vincial treasurer w a s an- nounmf t o d a y by Gordon Minicly. provincial treasurer. Mr, Collins, president of Al- berta Coal Ltd., begins his new position .Ian. I. OTTAWA (CP) -The Senate flashed through the 739-page tax bill after three days of debate Tuesday, and ran smack into reports of its own death. In the the bill was debated under the guillotine rule Conservative prime minister John Diefenbaker called the Senate's per- formance "political hara- kiri." WILL CUT TAXES Senator Grattan O'Leary fPC told the Senate it was being run into the ground by a servile Liberal majority doing Ihe bidding of the govern- ment. That majority quelled the op- position to 4, assuring the bill's royal assent and enact- ment by the scheduled Jan. 1 implementation date. Siding with the Liberals agamst four Conservatives were former Alberta premier Ernest Manning, a Social Creditor, Ed- ward Lawson Col- and Conservative Louis Beaubien Standing in the 102-seat Se- nate: Liberals. 66, Conserva- tives 19, hid. Liberal 1, Social Credit 1, Independent 2, vacant 13. The bill would reduce scnal income taxes for more than five million taxpayers, in- troduce a capital gains tax and reorganize the corporate tax system among other things. Senate Government Leader Paul by Fi- nance Minister E. J. Benson in the Senate banking committee urged passage in time to prevent taxpayer confu- sion and legal problems that could have been created in the new year if Hie bill were not in force. But prompt enactment meant not adding any amendments that would need later Commons approval. The Senate had already rec- ommended changes drafted by the banking committee during its three months of study of the bill during the fall, when the legislation was in the Commons. Mr. Benson told the commit- tee Monday he would give care- ful ion to the propos- als when he drafts amendments to Ihe tax bill in the next few months. O'LEARY OBJECTS Senator O'Leary said that was not sufficient. "He is committed to lie said of Mr. Benson, adding that he was "suspicious of promises of Liberal cabinet ministers.'' Urging a prompt spite some objections to the bill --Senator Manning said the pub- lic interest, would not served by further discussion. Changes could be better made in Mr. Benson's proposed amending bill, he said. Mr. Diefenbaker told the Commons that "with few excep- tions the Liberal members of the Senate have become Liberal lobly fodder." "What has happened in the last two days has done more harm lo the Senate than every- thing that has been done in the last 50 years." .JOHN DPEFENBAKER political hiirakiri may qui JL ke RED DEER (CP) A. .1. Hookc. ousted from the Alber- ta Social Credit League Tues- day, predicted today that 3 number of prominent Social Credit members wil! cancel their as a result of the action. League president Bill John- son said Mr. Hooke's member- ship was revoked under a sec- tion of the party constitution which permits such action when a member's public state- ments are not in harmony with league aims. Mr. Johnson said Issue's board of directors that! many made during (he last year by the 05-year-old' Mr. Hooke. a former cabinet minister, fell into such a def- inition. DKMKS GOINT, ASTRAY ''It is not I who have gone astray, it is the league which has gone Mr. Hooke sakl. In an interview, Mr. Hooke said he had talked with sev- eral people after the league an- nouncement Tuesday and !bey indicated they would cancel Ihcir membership immediate- ly. A member of the first Social Credit government elected in 1935, Mr. Hooke said "I nat- urally want to remain a mem- ber of the Social Credit League." Me said lie would not run for office as an Indepen- dent. (Also see Page lj) Seen and heard About town pARTY GOER Bill Simp- son saying he'd like to have some peanuts if he could get someone to take off the shells for him Tom Ober- iiipyrr taking his two cats to (.he pound and the next day seen chasing two mice with a flyswatter Winnifrod Draglnml, hospital food ser- vicer, commenting on second retirement, with a twinkle in her eye. Mail truck lii jacket! MONTREAL im Police were seal-chin" 1b? I.aurcnlian foothills miles north of here today for iive armed men who escaped with (C hags of mail after hijacking a mail truck at Monlrral Interna'ional Airport Tuesday night. A post office spokesman said 15 or of tin- haps contained registered hut investiga- tors did not know if any cf the contained money. Cup of Milk fund goal in sight SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS Trniiv Uic nip w.i? IlllrvJ Up ivltni-: Ili'-iT And Hs a thrilling jnurncy. Thank you! you, everyone. All the credit tfmvs to our readers. Thry responded. How they re- sponded The past t wo days Ivave boon really hard to believe! tlvrr is a good chance we'll make that goal. now Your letters gave tho fund In 5 p.m. Tuesday. Karh dollar buys -1.'' nip'. n( null; for chil rfrcn A rinllar bin's Ml prnlein biscuit'-.. buys one Indian coif.on blanket. II pays for five medical visits to villagers of Mysore. State, India. Oil, yes, you Invc given something vi- tally important to these people. THANK YOU, KIDS Than'; you Class M of Davidson School for line di.nalion and jour interesting leller. Koreinost School children C" xacnficod Mini" gifi up for the vrhigoo children, you, Albert P. Karda.'li, elementary vk'c-pnncipal. ntln-r teach- ers, for uiur sup- port Herman ycur note re- garding the dollar and how much milk it, buys is appre- ciated. Oid age1 ponsionrer William K. IhiL-hcs of .lalfray. B.C.. and other B.C. readers .show ILS how far Tlw Herald can reach. f'l.'ink ymj Mrs. Rr.nrrl-'X Crndo rb of Si. M i r h el's Separate School sacrificed chocolate !o boost, the fund by IVnisc, fi, Christy-.Io, tlvmked their grcit-great- prandmolher for a put tlvn pasfori it on to the fund. Thank you, lovely little children. ''If a cup of milk will do as you say. I'd hi'Itor posl tint For 1