Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 25 The LctWnridgc Herald VOL. LXV No. 15 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES crises Aroused criticism on Irish issue met, solved Senator Kennedy high on 1971 boohing list says Trudeau OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau says his Liberal government has met and solved two major crises since Quebec terrorist activities of 1970 and the economic situation caused by United States protectionist policies announced last summer. "We have met them both, we have solved them both, and we have governed in the the prime minister said Tuesday in an interview on the CTV television network. During (lie hour-long program, Mr. Trudeau said that under his government. Canada has done better in fighting inflation than any other industrialized country and has increased trade to record levels. A byproduct of these actions was somewhat higher unemployment, but at least the country "had tire best of one world" with only "perhaps the bad part of the other." There is "no doubt that we've kept our word" on establishing participatory democracy, he added. Doesn't apologize Throughout his time in office since the 1963 elec- tion, he said, he had "tried to strengthen Parliament, but I have not tried to weaken the executive and I don't apologize for that." Asked to take a look ahead at UK next election campaign, expected sometime next year. Mr. Ti-udeau said he intends to approach the people much the way he did in 1908, not with specific promises such as "more dollars for old age pensions" but rather to indicate how his party would lead the country into the rest of the 1970s. He added: "1 have no intention of not running, it God keeps me alive." The path ahead already has been shown by past activities of the party, Mr. Trudeau said, including re- gional economic expansion policies anti-pollution mea- sures designed to show are more interested in the quality of life" than merely higher industrial produc- tion and reform in law designed to produce more jus- tice for the individuals. Mr. Trudeau was asked whether the Front de Lib- eration du Queliec is finished as a dangerous force iu Canadian politics. ''Well, he replied. No guarantees 1 can't guarantee that there won't be some cells of (he FLQ which will again try and create mis- Mr. Trudeau said. But he noted that Pierre Vallieres, a former fer- vent advocate of FLQ revolutionary tactics, had ad- mitted recently that violence was not the answer be- cause "you can't get away with it with this govern- ment." I think the answer we gave to this particular outburst of violence has been successful." On the U.S. economic moves. Mr. Trudeau said lu's timing was right on his December visit to President Nixon in opposition pressures that he should have gone much the result was that "we got out of it exactly what we wanted in mone- tary terms." Tiie pressure was exerted after the U.S. announced last August a temporary lo-per-cent supplementary im- port duty in a move to whittle down its deficit in world trade. The U.S. decision to lift the surtax was announced just after Mr. Tnideau's talks with Mr. Nixon. LONDON (CP) Senator Edward Kennedy, the wife of the Australian prime minister and the spouse of Britain's a m b a s s a dor in Washington figure high on The Daily Mir- ror's "top of the clanger-drop- pers" list for 1971. In Britain, dropping a clan- ger means dropped a brick, or putting a foot in it or, simply, boohing. The five-million-cir- culation Mirror, the country's biggest-selling daily, called its special class of '71 "the lem- on-drop kids." The list, compiled by col- u m n i s t Keith Waterhouse, awarded Kennedy "the Chap- paquiddick life-saving medal, with crossed shamrock leaves, for his intervention in the af- fairs of a far-off country of which he knows little." IRA SYMBOL The shamrock is the Repub- lic of Ireland's national sym- bol. Kenned y aroused wide- spread British criticism in Oc- tober when he called for the immediate withdrawal of Brit- ish troops from Northern Ire- land and urged the establish- ment of a united Ireland. Waterhouse, also gave "the ladder of fame award" to Sonia McMahpn, wife of the Australian prime minister, for "giving her hcsband a leg-up." Photographs of Mrs. McMahon wearing a revealing maxi skirt slit up the thigh were publish- ed around the world March 10, the day her husband became prime minister. RICE BOWL AWARD Lady Cramer, wife of the British ambassador in Wash- ington, received the "Saigon commemorative rice howl" for "her assurances to the United States about Vietnam." The citation quoted her as saying: "Saving face means so much more to (he Asians than life. Life means nothing, but nothing to them. Money dispute Britain Malta based forces raw Egypt prepares for new war LONDON (Renter) Britain announced today it is preparing to withdraw all its forces from Malta. A statement by the foreign and Commonwealth office said the decision was made because of demands by Maltese Premier Dom Mi n toff for another to allow British forces to remain on the island. British forces on the island form part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's forces in the Mediterranean. Mintoff said in a message sent Dec. 24, he was not willing to allow British forces to re- main after Dec, ,31 unless the payment was made to tile Malta government. Today's statement said the British government then re- peated an offer by Defence Sec- retary Lord Carrington to go to Malta this week or next prov- ided Miuioff withdrew his de- mand and was willing to seek a basis for a new defence agree- ment. WON'T BUCK MALTESE "They also restated that they would not seek to keep their forces on the island against the wishes of the Malta govern- the statement said. "In a message received this morning, Mr. Mintoff reiterated the demand made ill his mes- DOGGONE TRAFFIC! Seemingly unhossled commuter lounges out the rear win- dow of car seen entering the tincofn Tunnel, New York bound recently. Dog must be looking back on memories of his Christmas holiday in the country before returning to the hustle and bustle of the city. Commons continues fig People take part over farm marketing bill The way the government handled the big over- haul of the tax system demonstrates that the people are taking part in the democratic process, Mr. Tru- deau said. The 739-page bill spent 50 days before the Com- mons and was passed just before Christmas after the government twice used a time-limit rule to end debate. A white paper on policy proceeding the bill was before the public for more than a year, Mr. Trudeau said. There were presentations of briefs and discus- sions before committee of both (lie House and Senate. Was this just a way to float trial balloons, sets of alternative proposals, with the government afterward just removing or modifying the ones that seemed too dangerous politically? "Well, if that were the case, how do you explain all the scrca.n-.ing by the opposition that this is not a good lax Mr. Trudeau replied. "If we had just done the easy thing and got a consensus surely the bill w'ould have come by without any of that difficulty." Business quick H was true that business and organized groups were quick to appear before committees in such cases as the tax legislation and that the salaried did not get heard to such a degree. But it slill was true that under the bill "about six million people in Canada are going to pay less taxes, and of them one million will pay no taxes at all, that had paid laxes before." The government had backed away from some of its original example the tax treatment, of mines and oilier rcsource-cxlraction industries. But this wasn'l because of pressure by a few vested in- terests. Many provincial governments had said they ficrhl the hill to the end unless these proposals were modified, Mr. Tnidoau said. The end result was tougher tax treatment of ex- traclion industries, despite the back-off. Mr. Trudran, asked about I lit1 rapid increase in his advisory slaff sinco assumed office, said "can't underhand HioM' say that Ilic executive of the country is too strong." By GERARD McNEIL OTTAWA (CP) The gloves came off in the Commons Tues- day night as the two-year fight over the national farm market- ing boards bill resumed in what normally is a winter holiday pe- riod. More than 150 MPs returned to the 264-seat House in a snap- pish mood after a four -day Christmas weekend. Usual practice is for the Commons to rise before Christmas until, at the minimum, several days into the new" year. Attempts to reach a com- promise on Hie bill continued but party sources reported liHie progress in efforts to smooth its way. This was scheduled as the main topic at party cauej3 meetings today. The House resumed on a happy note Tuesday, with mem- bers of all opposition parties congratulating Prime Minister 'Dew Lord. H thn world in over pofwlnted, IKW coma never Trudeau on the birth of his first child, a son born Christmas Day. But bitter tones began to pre- vail as the House turned from this to the actual business at hand. reached their height as Murray McBride a former United Church minister, spoke on the bill. ACCUSES HOH.NKR He accused Alberta rancher Jack Homer major opponent of the letrisia- tion, of fighting it on behalf of Irish youth is tarred, feathered BELFAST (Renter! A Brit- ish army doctor attended today to a 17-year-old youth who was tarred and feathered and tied to a swing in a children's play- giound. The youth received medical attention after freeing himself and staggering lo a ncavhy army post, a military spokes- man said. Tnrring and feather- ing is used by the onllawed Irish Republican Army lo pun- ish criminal offenders, but the reason Tor ils use in this case was mil immediately clear. A ptiliccman was hit in the. arm by one of six shots fired at a patrol car 15 miles sonili of IXMidotnlcrry in Slrab.ine, and ;r> milrs f.'irlhi'r scu'.li an eieetricily Inins- formcr ami n cattle yard at En- DJskiUn) near (Jjo border. No Herald Saturday Tin; Herald no! publish New Yo.'ir's Day, Saturday, Jan. I. liispby ;idvcrlisers ;irr> re- minded Iliat advertising for .Ian. must he at The Herald hv noon Tlmrsdny, and fo- Tnrsday, Jan. 4, hy noon Friday. Classified advertisements to appear Monday, Jan. 3, must hr- received by I p.m. Friday. eovtT.'iiH'of the New holiday weekend will be carried in Inc. Monday, Jan. 3, edition. sage of Dec. 24. In these cir- cumstances the British govern- ment is setting in hand prepa- rations for the withdrawal of British forces from it added. Britain at present has a tola! of about 3.500 members of the armed forces on Malta, with about dependent. Today's announcement came after months of unsuccessful ne- gotiations between Britain and Mintoff's government on Mal- ta's demand for bigger annual payments from Britain for the continued use of bases on Malta which is an independent mem- ber of the Commonwealth. Besides the annual British payments, the Maltese economy receives about million from the British forces sta- tioned there. About 9.009 Maltese are dependent on the bases for their livelihood. From AP-REUTER CAIRO (CP) President Anwar Sadat told a political meeting Tuesday that Egypt is completing preparations to go to war against Israel, but he did not close the door on diplomatic efforts for a peace settlement, the semi-official newspaper Al Ahram reported today. "The battle of liberation is a must and wre have already taken an irrevocable decision for it." Sadat said. "But the question of liming is connected with delicate internal and Intel-national assessments that are the competence of the leadership and not for public de- bate." Security No trace of missing men found FERN1E, B.C. (CP) The search was to resume today for three men believed buried in a snow slide about 30 miles south- east of Fernie in southeastern British Columbia. Missing are Ralph King of Pincher Creek, and two Cran- brook men, Willy Pearson and Darryl Bennett. They left a remote logging camp in the area last Thurs- day morning with a bulldozer and two other vehicles in an ef- for' to clear a snowslide which was blocking the Flathcad Pass and their route to home where they wanted to spend Christ- mas. It is believed they were caught by a second slide. Tuesday's search, involving seven bulldozers and avalanche experts probing the snow willi aluminum poles, found no trace of the men. unlikely KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (Reu- tcr) President Nixon and West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, in their summit talks at the Florida While House, have agreed that a European security conference is unlikely before 1973, informed sources said today. The two leaders drew this conclusion after reviewing the situation Tuesday at the U.S. president's home overlooking Biscaync Bay, the sources said. Reasons for Die expected delay are the U.S. presidential election next year and because the ratification on West Ger- many's non-aggression treaties with the Soviet Union and Po- land is not expected before mid-summer. The inability so far to per- suade the Soviet Union lo move towards negotiations with the West on mutual and balanced force reductions is another ob- stacle to bringing about a Euro- pean conference in the coming 12 months, the sources said. Nixon and Brandt were ex- pected to conclude their two days of talks today with vir- tually complete agreement on all aspects of their European policies. Wealthy beef producers. Mi-. McBride said Mr. Homer "seems to be the spokesman" for the Canadian Cattlcmens' Association. Mr. Homer, denying the alle- gation, said Mr. McBride is "a cheap s.o.b. the United Church is glad to be without." The Alberta MP threatened to keep the House in session throughout January as a flurry of points of order and questions of privilege flew back and forth before e n: b a 111 c d Acting Speaker Prosper Boulanger. The proposed legislation would enable the creation ci" na- tional marketing boards for var- ious farm products. Mr. Horner has led a battle to have caltle and calves exempted. The government is ready to accept this as a way of getting tiie bill passed, but the com- promise has brought Dem- ocrat opposition. Ottawa won't slow down economy to fight inflation OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment has no intention of slowing down the economy in order to fight inflation, Prime Minister Trudeuu said Tuesday. At the sa me Urn e, he told George Hees Ed- ward-Hastings in the Com- mons, the government is taking seriously a warning by the Or- ganization for Economic Co-op- eration and Development about continuing strong inflationary pressures in Canada. Mr. Hecs had asked whether in view o[ the OECD warning, contained in a year-end state- ment on the Canadian economy, the cabinet lias prepared new policies to fight inflation. The prime minister said the government is aware of the ''ever-present danger" of infla- tion though its record in fighting inflation had been reasonably successful even in OECD lerms. "Wo will keep watching the situation." P r r ry Ryan Kpadina i risked whether the government has a system of Tremors foil HOLLISTKR, Calif. (AP) Seven minor earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault have rolled the hill country south of horc, startling rcside-nLs but causing no dam- price and wage controls ready for implementation in case needed. Mr. Trudeau said the question of contingency measures to fight inflation has been under consideration for some time. When Mr. Ryan suggested that the prime minister's reply amounted to a "yes" to his question, the prime minister made no comment. Start search for missing Eskimos V E L L 0 W KNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) A military search-and- rcscuo operation has stalled in the Northwest Tcrri- lories for Eskimos missing on a fniowmnhiio trip. A Forces spokes- man said Tuesday night a twin Otlfr aircraft based at Spcnco Bay on the HoothJa Peninsula is .searching for Kadlak, 51, and Tarn, in. The Eskimos were 18 days overdue on a 200-milo trip to Spcnce Ray from Old Fort Ross. Thi'y wore Dor. 10. A ground search also is being carried out. by personnel, from Spcnco Bay, Sadat, who has pledged that 1971 will be "the year of deci- sion" in the Middle East, spoke at a meeting of members of the central committee of the Arab %S o c i a 1 i s t Union, Egypt's only political party. WILL BI-: HATTLI-: "The decision is now under implementation and the battle ot liberation will he long and bit- ter." Sadat emphasized. "But it. does not mean thai political moves will be halted because to do so will paralyse part of our effective potential." Sadat was strongly critical of U.S. policy in the Middle East and made he rejccl.s suggestions for the resumption of U.S.-sponsored negotiations for an interim Sues caual settle- ment. Sadat said be had received nn reply to his accusation that there was a secret agreement between former prtJdent Lyn- don Johnson and Israel on a joint plan which he said was still operative and was being implemented now. Sadat said none of the U.S. of- fic' .Is had denied this report. Universit v appoints Dr. Holmes DR. OWEN HOLMES academic vice-president The University of Lethbridge has a new academic vice-presi- dent. He is Dr. Owen Holmes, for- mer dean of arts and science at the U of L currently on sabbatical leave as profes- sor of chemistry. The appointment, announced by acting president Bill Beckel, becomes effective 1, 1972. The post will bo vacated wl-.cn Dr. Beckel officially as- sumes tiie presidency of the university. Dr. Holmes is currently en- gaged in a one-year research project in Ottawa. A native of S'.vift Cunvnl, Sask., Dr. Holmes received his BA and MA from the Univer- sity of Saskatchewan and was awarded his PhD from the Uni- versity of California at Bcrklev. and heard About town ACTOR Kirk Ji'nsni, in a looai saying "Its so dark and spooky in il's just hki- cliy lull. I can't see ;i ing answered hy Mnyor An- derson saying, "Xonlicr can 1" Van Sluvs Inuhi.on fcilow him uiit'ii loiinii a rock in liis (iiri.siiiKiS MK'k, hut being relieved lo find it van n candy rock.