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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HIRAID i.indoy, Fcbruoiy I, I97J Sharp regrets Pakistan to quit Common wealth DTI AW A fCI't I'AUTIKll Affairs MiniMcr Milchdl Sharp Mi impressed Moii'iny over (K'fKidll lO CoiiimmmtMllh hut ntnr will proceed MJOH l ho new -lute former I' -i brief, prepared I Sharp iic "vcrj son-." that I'riMdcnl Xulfik ir .-M: U hullo had decided lo lake oiil of Ihe Convmnn- urali'i in protest Ilriiain. ond Nr.v i lo rccoaii'i- grows n jrness orth conflict However, be added, Canada w.-i-. reluctanl lo accept the de- cision as Itnal. Tlie Canadian government would make repre- sentations to Mr. Bhutto asking him 10 re-consider, and Prime Mini.-tcr T.udeau might send the a personal appeal, question of Pakistan's Commii'y.vcalth association did nut affect Canada's own plans m rccocnize the Bangladesh re- gime Mr. Sharp said Lhis action would he taken in a "relatively sho: 1 time." Asked whether it might come this v.eek he replied: "I shall SIX' IT EASY OTTAWA IC'I'I Thc recent CpiuTicl between Eskimo trap- pers and two oil companies oil Hanks Island has left Eskimo about Hie federal rrnmcnt's har.dlinp; of Ihe situ- a'lon says a report made pub- lie bv the Northern affairs de- Northern science research Hi? report was prepared after Sharp talks to teporters several visits lo Bank? Island, about 1.550 miles due north of Vancouver. II pives (ew marks In Nertr.ern Development Minis- Chretien and his official for siding j urn Oil a company, ard Pcminex Lid.' of West Ger- many, i The trappers, fearing tnat CM! scientist Peter Usher, em-! mineral exploration threatened rimed liy the department's iheir driving trapping industry, ----------------------------------------1 had asked the government to order the companies from Ihe island. In 1970, company representa- tives arrived at Sachs Harbor, a community of lo.i Eskimos, to announce plans for a ?5-million exploration program. "Thc dismay expressed hy thc villagers came as a surprise to xiih the oil exploration compa- nies and to the federal govern- ment, although it need not have done says Mr. Usher. The Bankslanders have car- ing of! partlv to allow Mr. Bhuuo lime to reconcile Paki- stani public opinion to the rcal- ilv of ihc eastern region's politi- cal separation from the rest nf de-j Pakistan. Ar.otV-r factor in the delay, ccnLinurd presence of Indian troops In Bangladesh, was no longer a source of concern to Whims of MLAs to decide fate of Tory government The troops are there for the "legitimate purpose" o( proteciing certain groups from molesi.'.'.ion and slaughter, Mr. j "Tni.s doesn't mean that the sulhority of the government is being compromised." Recent reports from the area have said that the Indian army, ried out a profitable trapping FAR IS (Renter' Frcjwh- without newspapers and most ol the usual radio news bulletins today because, of a 2-1-hour strike by journalists to protest layoffs as more and for economy drives. Most of France's 12.000 news- paper men are involved in the and no Paris news- papers were published. Only cbout 10 provincial newspapers appeared out of the usual 200. The state-inn television and radio network also cut then- news programs in sympathy with their ne w s p a p e r col- leagues. One news bulletin was broad- cast morning at breakfast ,wi two iiioie are expected iunchi.ime and ui instead of thc normal hourly re- Slime.S. Tile t'.vo Paris-based private radio ttaiioas. Radio Luxem- bourg and helped Bangladesh free- dom fighters overrun the terri- tory in early December, has largely been withdrawn. Of Indian soldiers once in Bangladesh, only 50.000 re- main, according to these re- pot's. Mr. Sharp said it is the Cana- dian government's hope and ex- peciation that PaJdstan will not I sever diplomatic ties with Can- ada when this country estab- lishes them with Bangladesh. Pakistan has reacted in this fashion toward some Etst Euro- pean countries which recognized Bangladesh. ST. JOHN'S. Nfld. (CP) lie whims of Ihe members of the nexi Newfoundland legisla- ture will decide the fate of the province's first Progressive i Conservative government since Confederation in Premier Frank Moores told a's conference Monday a two day switch in memiwrs allegiance earlier in by Ihe gave the Liberals a numerical advantage but ihere was son to believe tlicro may be peo- ple of principle" who might stay cut of Ihc bouse or cross Ihe floor to "preserve ftabiuty.'1 The chessboard of Newfound- land politics has seen a shifting of advantage between the main yers, the PC's and the Liber- since the general election last Oct. 23 ended in stalemate. Court decisions confirmed in i Edward M Roberts, a major January the election night out-1 contender for Ihe Liberal lead- come of 21 PCs and 20 Liberals in the 42-scat house. The out- standing seat was held by thc other major player in liie game Burgess, leader of thc New Labrador Party. Mr. Kurgess switched tis allc- fiiance several times in lite long battle for control of ill? govern- ment before announcing Mon- day he would join the Liberals and seek the party's leadership at a convention.hero this week- end. Mr. Burgess was joined in the move by Hugh Shea, who quit the Conservative caucus a week ago to sit BS an independent PC for SI. John's South. He an- nounced, his intention Monday to join the Liberals. S IK restrctions criticized TYllimmi IflviPP -1 lUHrfil at Svkes' libel appeal i ership to be vacated by Joseph R. Smallwoorl Feb. 7, said he would nol comment for a day or two. If Hie Liberals accepted tl-e defection by Mr. Shea and the switch by Mr. Burgess, the standing in the house would show 21 Liberals, 20 Progres- sive Conservatives and one va- cancy. A byelection to fill the va- cancy created by the resigna- tion nf an elecied Liberal mem- ber. is expected lo be called soon, Mr. Moores said it now was difficult to tell how any memlKT of Ihe house would vote from day to day. For this reason "the Housing programs studied by Ottawa OTTAWA (CP) The federal i earmarked last year iui Eovcrnmcnl is said lo he work-; that low-incimir carnei.s coum ing on huge new housing pro-! buy The houses gcncnim gi'ams vvhicli, if accepted by Ihc provinces, would constitute thc biggest single attack on down- town blight. 'Hie prograir also involves ,i major extension to the existing assisted home-ownership plan under wlu'ch low-income [ami- lies can buy their homes instead of renting them. Sources said today the pro- gram, which they say involves "a lot of will soon be studied by cabinet and, if ap- proved, there will be discussions with thc provinces before any legislation is drafted. TlK phase of the program dealing with neighborhood im- provement is said to be unique in that redevelopment will be influenced Jargely by people liv- ing in Ihe areas involved. Apart from making money available for renovating and improving dwellings, there will be plans covering day-care centres and drop-in centres. Under the assisted home-own- ership plan S1CO million was families in the lo uatzo bracket. The expansion of tills pro- civm is expcdcd lo include sub- sidies int.-reFl rales and larger loans possibly up lo 100 PIT cent of the purchase price. The source-, my Ihc program will not necessarily involve larger over-all expenditures hy since there would be a redirection of money now bein" si-.'-'nt on public housing. Former urban affairs minis- ter Robert Andras was said tr, have completed his proposals before lie was moved to con- sumer affairs in lasl week's cabinet shuffle. Karate kills ADELAIDE, Australia (tol- ler) instructor Frank Fiorclti was banned by a judge from teaching or practising ju- cio and karr.le after he admitt- ed a fellow-inslructor with a in the threat. Weather and road report SUM1ISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET house is the only place that the position can be clarified." TIMING Thc premier said it was unu- sual th-at Mr. Burgess and Mr. i Shea decided lo change labels following the ample. 1H" were exclusive capping lo Ihc entire Europe One, is is i OTTAWA (CP1 Harry Tru- man's advice to you can't stand Ihe heat, stay out of the also lo lawyers, the Supreme Court i of Canada was told Monday. The court was hearing an ap- EDMONTON (CP) The peal by Calgary Mayor J. Rod- Alberta government has de- I ney Sykes. convicted by trial cidcd to restrict the use of j Judge of Lihr-1 against Calgary sno'ATjlov.s to clear paths lo lawyer Robert Fraser. haystacks and granaries urn The appcsi continues today, [arms in improvernenl db- Mr. Frn.i-.T sued for damages inns, a move that has been l for remarks made by Lhe mayor criticized by Fred Herzog, I during a nev.s conference. He radio's ex- u-eallh for Monlanan one of thc few Northern settle- not dependent cm .velfcre. Mr. U.siier savs that i exploration tr manager of the Peace River block Growers' Association. Go', crnmeuL snowplows now was awarded MO.000. The Calgary lawyer was act- ing at Hie time for a group of farmer's driveway developers planning constnic- IthouEh ion with the farmer I Lion of a multi-million dollar r'ighs f'a-v'nS an hourly rale, nnd' project in Calgary which in- are quite distinct, "'-.he polc-rui'al I dtar a Path to haystacks and eluded a shopping mall, apart- for eonfliet should not have been altogether unforeseen. granaries in an emergency. Cut nient, highways depart- pointing to P (AP) A New York Cave a retired Dillon jeweller taste of instant wealth here DILI.ON', Mont. computer error "Either no responsible official onn particulsr had considered this conflict or it jf hacj jt "general necessary hali not bccn communicated to to bring the emergency policy into line with the remainder of the province." Mr. Herzog townhouses and a golf course. Also involved was the contro- versial extension of 40th Avenue The mayor, in evidence before lower coun.s, said he had an agreement with the developers -Eairt Monday i that the street extension would the oil and division. Lhe tune of shares of! Certainly ii was not communi- a major bank. The shares were 1