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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. LXVJ - No. 44 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS fWO SECTIONS - 20 PAGEsJ liiiifpiiijs The old New Daylon Canadian Pacific' station sits on the train tracks just southeast of Lethbridge as power company workmen give their lines the slack necessary to allow the building to pass under. The station is en route to a site east of the junction of Highways 4 and 5 where Pete Markus, of Pete Markus Cartage, and his brother, Hank, hope to build an old west entertainment gcirden this summer. European woes By JOHN HEFFERNAN WASHINGTON (Renter) - President Nixon said Wednesday that with the conclusion of a ceasefire agreement in Vietnam European problems would now be "put on the front burner." That, he added, was one of the reasons why his two days of summit talks with Prime Minister Edward Heath of Britain, beginning at the White House today were "so enormously important." Heath is the first head of government to confer with the president in Washington since Nixon began his second term of office. Questioned at a news conference, the president said he had no plans for a trip to Europe in the first half of the year and added that it remained to be seen whether he could undertake any travels later. But the absence of any travel plans did not mean "that this will not be a period when there will be great attention paid to Europe, because it just happens as we complete the long and difficult war in Vietnam, we now must turn to the problems of Europe," he said. "All of this mil require consultation with om- European allies, and in that connection, that is one of the reasons that the Heath visit is so enormously important." The president noted that he would be spending more time with Heath than with some other visitors not only at the usual dinners and luncheons, but also in a full day at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., where few foreign visitors have been invited in recent years. Nixon also has accepted an invitation to lunch with Heath at the British embassy Friday. The president rarely attends any social function outside the White House. Nixon said lie wanted to get Heath's thoughts "about what the position of the United States and our European friends should be with regard to the European security conference, with regard to mutual and balanced, force reductions with the Soviet Union and, of course, what the position of the United States should be and the new. broader European community should be in this period when we can either become competitors in a constructive way or where we can engage in economic confrontation that could lead to bitterness and which would hurt us both." The president was referring to the expected series of tough trade negotiations coming up with the newly-enlarged Common Market. OTTAWA (CP) - Gerald K. Bouey, 52, has been appointed governor of the Bank of Canada, it was anounced today. Mr. Bouey, who has been senior deputy governor since Jan. 1, succeeds Louis Rasminsky, who retired today at the age of 65. --Concurrent .with his seven-year term as governor, Mr. Bouey becomes president of the Industrial Development Bank. He has been a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of both institutions since his appointment as senior deputy governor. Mr. Bouey served as deputy governor of the Bank of Canada from 1969 to 1971, with major responsibility for the Banks open market operations, debt management activities and supervision of capital markets. He was born in Axford, Sask., and grew up in the Weyburn area. At.the age of 16 he got his first banking job with the Royal Bank of Canada in Weyburn. He served in bomber command of the R.C.A.F. during the Second World War, dischai-ged with the rank of flight lieutenant. After Ins return to Canada he graduated from Queen's University in economics in 1948 and joined the Bank of Canada becoming assistant chief of research in 1953, deputy chief in 1956 and chief in 1962. Mr. Bouey's appointment takes effect Feb. 1. SAIGON (CP i - The four-country international commission set up to supervise the Vietnam ceasefire agreed today to send its first observers out of Saigon, the head of the Canadian contingent announced. A team of 24 soldiers from Canada, Hungary, Indonesia and Poland are expected to leave Saigon for the countryside Friday to inspect facilities being made available to them. Canadian Michel Gamin, acting chairman of the supervisory body, said inspection teams will be sent to three centres across South Vietnam. Gauvin said three teams of eight soldiers each will visit fa- risoiier ied controls QUEBEC (CP) - All rental housing in Quebec will be subject to rental controls in 1973 under legislation to be presented in the national assembly when it reconvenes Feb. 20, Justice Minister Jerome Cho-quette said Wednesday. Mr. Choquette said the legislation resulted from "a very considerable number" ot rent increases across the province. In Montreal Tuesday a spokesman at the local rental control board office said more than 50,000 calls have poured into his office since Jan. 5 from tenants protesting rent hikes of up to 50 per cent. The bill will apply retroactively to Jan. 1, 1973. Until it becomes law, the rental board has jurisdiction only over houses built before April ."0, 1951, where renls did not exceed $125 a month on Dec. 1, 1962. SAIGON (AP) - The U.S. command and other official sources denied a report today that three United States prisoners of the Viet Cong had been released and flown back to Saigon aboard a U.S. helicopter. Command spokesmen said they checked with every available source within the system set up for prisoner recovery under the Paris peace agreement and found nothing to substantiate the report. The report was based on an account given by a U.S. Army officer who said he was on the recovery mission. He gave a detailed account, saying the pris-oners were "fantastically happy" and "jumped all over" their rescuers. He added that three prisoners had been given candy and cigarettes by the Viet Cong before they were released and were flown back to the Saigon army hospital that will be the receiving point for U.S. prisoners released and returned to U.S. control in the Saigon region. The U.S. command at first had no comment on the report when queried by The . Associated Press. But there have often been delays of an hour or more in official disclosures of past prisoner releases. eilit.ics in Hue and Da Nang in northern South Vietnam and Pleiku in the central highlands. Each team consists of two soldiers from each commission member country. The three sites are among seven regional centres established under the Paris peace agreement for supervising the ceasefire. Earlier today, a Viet Cong general who held the key to when the peackeeping observers could be sent to inspect alleged ceasefire violations arrived in Saigon. He is Lt.-Gen. Tran Van Tra, who directed the 1968 Tet offensive against Saigon as deputy military commander of COSVN, the Central Office for South Vietnam. He is the chief Viet Cong member of the four-party Joint Military Commissiop (.TMC), made up of the United States, South Vietnam, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. U.S. helicopters picked Gen. Tra up at a jungle rendezvous today and took him to the capital. Because of Tra's absence, the group had been unable to start arranging the security safeguards that must be set up before the four-country International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) can send out its teams of observers to police the ceasefire. BELFAST (AP) - Terrorists threw a hand grenade into a busload of Roman Catholic workers in a Belfast suburb today, killing one and injuring nine, as Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant guerrillas squared off for all-out war against each other. Security chiefs believed the bus ambush was the work of Protestant extremists. They anticipated retaliation by the Catholics of the Irish Republican Army. The bus was passing through a quiet Protestant suburb of Belfast, taking the workmen to the site of a new Catholic school. A man with a stick limped in front, of the vehicle, and the driver slowed almost to a halt. Two men ran up, lobbed a fragmentation grenade tlirough an open window and escaped. The bombing raised to 697 the confirmed death toll in Zv2 years of religious warfare in Northern Ireland. The militant Protestants of the Ulster Defence Association announced Tuesday that because of Irish Republican Army "provocations," they could no longer hold Protestant extremists in check and would not try. The Catholics of the Irish Republican Ajrmy replied that they would take "ruthless retaliatory action" for the killing of Catholics. The Ulster Defence Association said this was "a virtual declaration of war." Gunmen have killed five persons in Belfast since Monday. Four were Catholics, and three of those were teen-agers. The fifth was an Ulster Defence Association member. Two other Catholic teen-agers and a Protestant police officer and Ms nine-year-old daughter are in hospitals with serious bullet wounds. FIGHT IS PPlOMISED The Irish Republican Army accused the Ulster Defence Association of giving a green light to sectarian killings "on the scale hitherto unknown." It said: "A new phase of sectarian killings will not be tolerated. The IRA will utilize all its resources to end sectarian killings for all time." The Ulster Defence Association said the Irish Republican Army men are murderers and hypocrites, and "we will not permit them to thrive." "The thunder clouds are gathering and here are the first flashes of lightning," said one security officer. British Army sources feared the troops would be caught in the middle. KILLERS BREAK UP KISS BELFAST (AP) - Gabriel Savage, 17, was kissing his 16-year-old girl-friend goodnight when his killers arrived. The men dragged him from her arms and bundled him into a car as she screamed in terror. They drove away, shot him through the head and left his corpse in a ditch. Savage was the third Roman Catholic teen-ager slain in Northern Ireland this week, presumably by Protestant terrorists. Two others were badly wounded. "Tin's, I fear, is a campaign to terrorize and intimidate families." said Gerry Fitt, a prominent Catholic politician. "They probably died just because they were baptised into a faith other than that of the gunmen," said one high-ranking policeman. Peter Watterson, 15, was the first to die. He was standing with another 1'5-year-old Monday in the doorway of his widowed mother's store in the Falls Road district. A spray of bullets from a speeding car cut the two boys down. Watterson died on the spot. His friend survived, badly wounded. licit apoiogiz EDMONTON (CP) - Attorney-General Merv Leitch .today publicly apologized for the method used to investigate Three Slave Lake, men who had criticized government programs. He promised such a mistake would never happen again. Mr. Leitch has been under fire from opposing political parties for authorizing an inquiry by the RCMP into the backgrounds and personalities of the three men. In a statement, which he later said was "in total, an apology," Mr. Leitch stressed there was "never the slightest intention on the part of anyone in government to get informa- tion which might be used to stifle criticism or intimidate anyone or for any other ulterior purpose whatsoever." The three men include Bruce Thomas, 24, publisher of a weekly newspaper in Slave Lake, who came to Alberta in J969 from Philadelphia. He was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam war. Last year, he touched off a municipal department investigation of conflict of interest which resulted in the government s u s pending Mayor Leo Boisvert and three town councillors. The government later reversed its decision on the advice of Mr. Leitch. The other two men are Al Burger, 32, of Faust, and Floyd Griebach, 56, of Wabasca. NEW YORK (AP) - Decisions of the two largest international airlines in the United States not to exercise options to buy the controversial Concorde has probably ended the possibility of U.S. carriers using supersonic planes in the next few years. Pan American World Airways announced Wednesday it will not exercise its options to buy seven of the British-French planes because studies showed the. aircraft "has significantly less range, less payload and higher operating costs" than current wide-bodied jets. Besides, the carrier added, the Concorde would require "substantially higher fares." Trans World Airlines said it will recommend that its board of directors not exercise its options on six Concordes because "first priority must be given to the improvement and expansion of our present sub-sonic fleet." The airline also said it had "some serious questions as to the economic viability of the Concorde on TWA's system." MAY INFLUENCE OTHERS . Pan Am and TWA are regarded as industry leaders particularly in overseas routes where Concordes would be useful, and their decision to scrap the options is expected to affect the thinking of other airlines. Four other U.S. carriers hold options on the planes, scheduled for delivery some,time in 1974. By that time costs are expected to soar past the ?50-million mai'k for each plane. American and Eastern have options to buy six planes each; Braniff and Continental have options on three planes each. The major attraction of the plane is its speed-more than twice the speed of sound. It can whisk a maximum of 128 passengers from New York to Paris in about three hours.' Its major drawbacks are its price, four times higher than originally quoted; its passenger capacity, less than half that of many planes now In use; and the noise it generates. In Montreal, Air Canada announced July 4 it was relinquishing its options to purchase four Concordes. A spokesman said in Montreal Wednesday that while the company has not ruled out the possibility of re-examining the Concorde the aircraft did not figure in its plans for at least the next four years. When the company dropped its options it said the Concorde did not suit Air Canada's route structures. The plane was described as "strictly an over-water aircraft," and did not fit in with Ah- Canada's desire to develop greater fleet flexibility. Air Canada chairman Yves Pratte said in a speech in London last summer that purchase of the Concorde would mean higher air fares. Three enter Claresliolm byelection CLARESHOLM - Three candidates will compete in a byelection Feb. 28, for the mayor's seat, vacated recently when Ernie Patterson was disqualified from sitting on town council. A court decision two weeks ago barred Mr. Patterson from running for office for eight years because he voted on a matter in which he had an indirect financial interest. Eldon J. Anderson, publisher of the Claresholm Local Press, Leonard J. Back, a retired farmer and former councillor, and businessman Mike Kap-ty are the candidates. The man elected in the byelection would have to step down in favor of Mr. Patterson if an appeal against the court order is successful. Alberta could be Seen and heard About town * ? * �AUTIOUS Glenn Riehl carrying new snowmobile on new four-wheel drive truck . . . .John Kovai-s going to work in his s'ippers . . . family man Charlie; Virtue introduced as labor authority. By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - There are growing fears that Alberta could find itself pushed into a corner at Prime Minister Elliott Trudeau's much championed federal-provincial conference on Western economic opportunities. At the very least. Progressive Conservative Premier Peter Lougheed will likely have a fight on his hands to defend his honor. Rumblings and concern about the conference, scheduled to take place sometime this summer, have already come to the surface. The reason is simple: On n federal and provincial basis the Liberals have been completely wiped out in the Rocky Mountain province. And the only showing the New Democratic Party lias been able to make is to elect one lonely MLA to the Alberta legislature. Yet, the other three Western provinces are governed by NDP provincial administrations. And in Ottawa Ihe federal NDP has pivf.n a pledge to prop up Mr. Trudeau's limping Libera] government thus preventing national Conservative leader Robert Stanfiekl from forming a federal administration. IMPLICATION OBVIOUS The implication is obvious: Both the Liberals and the New Democrats are quite capable of making deals that will be mutually beneficial to them. . Pliiiosopbically, loo, the lib- erals and NDP an come to a meeting of the minds. A Iberians are a different breed of cats. Their belief in "lets - work a-living-and-no-handouts" is obviously one of the reasons the Liberals and the NDP are either dead in Alberta or else dormant. �lack Horner (PC-Crowfoot) commented in the Commons just a few clays ago that former Agriculture Minister Bud Olson (Lib. Medicine Hat) aiid former Minister of State Pat Mahoney (Lib. Calgary South) both lost their seats in the Oct. 30th election because they "betrayed and doublecrosscd" A Iberians. Mr. Homer said Alberlan voters do not like MPs who are eent lo Ottawa lo represent their constituents and then end up throwing the' voters' interests to the wind for the sake of personal ambition. Also in the Commons hi recent weeks Mr. Trudeau, Finance Minister John Turner and former Manpower Minister Erycc Mackasey have either expressed disinterest in Alberta's affairs or else poured scorn on them. Recently, Mr. Lougheed felt compelled to warn the three NDP governments that he would not permit any attempt to impose socialism on free enterprise-loving Albertans. That brought screams of anguish and jeering from NDP leaders. Grant Notley, the lone NDP MLA in Alberta, called Mr. Lougheed's comments "nonsense," said they were "wild and irresponsible," and charged the premier's statements might threaten the conference. Mr. Notley also took care to defend the NDP's marriage with the Liberals in Ottawa. And Premier Dave Barrett of British Columbia insinuated that Mr. Lougheed was trying to stab federal Conservative leader Stanfiekl in the back. But any suggestion that Mr. Lougheed is trying to knife Mr. Sianfield in the back would bring roars of laughter from the federal leader's office. In fact, when Mr. Lougheed made his nnti->-orialism state-nients it was at a meeting attended by a smiling Robert SlaufiekL ;