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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thvradoy, February 4, Soviet income figures grow MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union's national income, boosted by an unusually abundant harvest, grew bv per cent in 1970, figures published today show. Although the figures included no total for the Soviet gross national product. Western analysts calculated that it moved past the billion mark. A rough estimate put it at about billion. Soviet economists do not calculate a GNP figure. The data released by the cen tral statistical board say in diBtrial the main economic advanced by 8.3 per cent, compared with seven per cent in ItTHBMDGl HtKAlO YOUTH WOUNDED IN EAST IOS ANGELES DISORDER A bearded man who was wounded during a disturbance in East Los Angeles is given first aid. He was one of a number hit by shotgun slugs during violence that followed a Mexican-Ameiican rally called to protest the Indo-China war and alleged police HALIFAX (CP) Onlv the harks will be chasing the giant orth Atlantic swordfish for at ast the next little while. The g fish's only other is out of the picture. Mysteriously contaminated by ercury, the long-billed sword-ish cannot be marketed in Can-da or the United States. Scien-sts, puzzled as to the source of le contamination, cannot pre-ct when the 350 affected Nova Scotia fishermen will be able to eturn to their million yearly if ever. Scientists here and at the fisheries research station at St. An-rews, N.B., sav extensive udies over the last 12 years' ave produced considerable in-ormation on the swordfish, but ertain of its habits remain obscure. The exact extent of the migration of these fish, which grow to length of 11 feet including ieir three-foot bill, is unknown. Canadian fishermen pursue tiem through the Atlantic from the Carolina coast to the Grand ianks of Newfoundland, de-rending on the season, but they nay range much farther. STILL SEEK SOURCE Thus the source of the mercury contamination, recently found to be up to five times ac ceptable levels in fish caught of Virginia and landed at River port, N.S., has not been deter nined. Scientists say it is assumec that most of the contaminatio comes from the swordfish' food, but here, too, there are n clear-cut answers because o varying feeding habits. Sword fish have been observed feedin on herring and mackerel near the surface but they have als been found to feed on red fis and other so-called "bottom fish. The bill for which the sword fish is named is believed to be an important instrument fo feeding, being used by the swordfish to club or wound its prey. It may also be used defensively against large sharks, the swordfish's only natural enemies. The mercury contamination has forced about 60 Nova Scotia vessels out of swordfishery anc they cannot be easily convertec to other types of fishing because of then- light power. Swordfish are caught mainly with bailee hooks strung on long lines, al though a few fishermen still use harpoons. MARKET SMALL The species is a relatively minor item in the over-all Cana dian catch. The biggest sword fishing nations are Japan and Peru. victi Dr. D. R. Idler, regional t irectcr for the fisheries re- c earch board, said Tuesday ex-c-nsive testing has teen done OR x-incipal North Atlantic com- s mercial species such as cod, ounder, haddock and lobster and so far we haven't encoun- of me ;red any problems" with mer-ury-Although the source of con-amination in swordfish is pre umed to be its food, "there are ome things we don't know bout mercurv said Dr. dler. "For "instance, it has urned up in areas where wouldn't expect industrial con-aminatRm." Studies in waters off New England indicate two main >ects for the comtamination are mercury-based paints used in Matyards and marinas and certain fertilizers that contain mercury. OTTAWA (CP) Hostility wtween the Communist giants, lussia and China, carries the potential' for serious conflict in the Pacific area, and urther clashes on the Sino-So-viet border are likely. The Soviet Union is steadily ncreasing its naval and merchant shipping activities in the Pacific, but its fleet of missile-equipped submarines there does not yet represent a threat to the Canadian and U.S. west coasts. Korea still is "something of a danger 17 years' after the armistice. An increasing Japanese role in Pacific security affairs is "certainly possible." These are some of the conclusions reached in a defence department analysis of the military situation in the western Pacific, released in conjunction with Defence Minister gianl Macdonald's appearance before I the Senate foreign affairs committee Wednsday. The committee is conducting a detailed study of the Pacific region, in line with the Trudeau announced policy of expanding Canadian ties with the area. The paper circulated to committee members appears to present relations between Russia and China in a somewhat more sinister light than did the government's foreign policy white paper published in June. The white paper cautiously predicted that Moscow will continue to be "preoccupied" by its relations with China, and forecast that "any fighting between these two powers will probably be confined to frontier clashes of limited duration and scale." The defence department analysis says: "The border growl between Chinese and Soviet orces in recent years indicate hat the U.S.S.R. sees China as a verv real threat to her own position in Asia, and it is this i t u a t i o n that contains the potential for conflict hi he Pacific area. Each country >resents the other as a threat md rival." Referring to speculation that the Soviets might launch a preemptive strike against China's developing nuclear arsenal, the paper says there is no evidence to support such a move, "but periodic border clashes between the two may be anticipated." TALKS CALM BORDER Talks between the Soviets and Chinese, aimed at settling their border differences, have been going on for more than r year. There has been no major re-currence of earlier armed flareups during that period. Minor infractions of the 1953 armistice in Korea, scene of the last major deployment of Canadian forces in the Pacific, occur continually notes the paper. But open conflict between South and North Korea is unlikely unless either side receives enough outside military help to upset the present "delicate equilibrium." The paper cites a close proximity of interest between Canada and Japan in the Pacific region, based in part on economic considerations and a mutual desire for stability in the area. It predicts a growth in Japanese defence forces, particularly naval. Member qiiits rock group BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Rhythm guitarist Ton: Fogarty is leaving the Creedence Clear-later Revival, an? the popular rock group will continue as a trio a spokesman said here. Started about 10 years ago, Credence Cleanvater Revival achieved most of its popularity in the last three years, a number of single records and albums selling in excess of a million copies. Bora on a Bayou was one of them. Jake Rohrer, a spokesman for the group, said: "This is a personal decision on the part of Tom, who has four children and doesn't want to tour any more and has his own personal creative urge and would like to explore it." John Fogarty, younger brother of Tom, is lead guitarist, lead singer, songwriter, arranger, and group leader. Others are Stu Cook, bassist; and Doug Clifford1, set PARIS (CP) A spy scandal nvolving diplomats of Eastern Suropean countries may be shaping up here, according to Jean Rochet, France's chief of the territorial surveillance >ranch. In a recent television appearance, Mr. Rochet said about lalf the embassy employees of Eastern European countries are spying in Paris. He made the remarks on a special television program dealing with espionage and the hunting down of spies from the "four corners of the globe." At the end of the program he said there is a special type of spy who is particularly unpleasant to face because he takes no risks. "These are the kind who, under the cover of diplomatic immunity, profit from their diplomatic functions to betray their true missions and spy on our Mr. Rochet said. "It is certain that, in a certain number of embassies, anc I'm speaking of those of the Eastern European countries they have passed the limits 01 decency in that spies comprise 50 per cent of the special services staffs." ACTION LIMITED Mr. Rochet said all the French government could do in the face of diplomatic passports was to transport the offenders to its borders. The territorial surveillance branch was created to sha control and repress all secret activities by foreign interests in he territories of France, Mr. rlochet said. The department employs people. During the same program, televised to millions of spectators, he accused the director of economic 'affairs in the foreign ministry of having been "imprudent" in a recent affair involving France and Algeria. Mr. Rochet said the scandal had implicated the official's secretary. He may not have revealed any secrets in divulging the up fair, but observers say Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann was not pleased. Other observers said Mr Rochet was getting revenge because the foreign minis tr refused to act when he a tempted the expulsion of a presumed spy. Mr. Rochet said East Ger many led all nations with' 1 cases tried by France's state se-curity court. Czechoslovak] was next with 12, the Sovie Union with 10, Poland with seven, Romania with four am Yugoslavia cast in re TORONTO (CP) The CBC announced Wednesday it will begin shooting the pilot episode 'this month of The Whiteoaks of Jalna. Last year the CBC obtained rights to the 16-book Jalna series created by Mazo de la Roche and now considered a Canadian classic. The projected 13-week series will span five generations to cover the time period from 1854 to the present. Three internationaUy-known Canadian actors are cast in major William .Hurt as Renny Whiteoaks; Kate Reid as the matriarch Adeline and Amelia Hall as Meg, Renny's older sister. Miss Reid, like several other cast members, will play a dual role, appsaring also as Adeline's granddaughter and namesake. The cast is expected to des her 100 for the first 13 color episodes to be telecast early next year. A CBC spokesman said tha the series will be similar to the popular BBC production The Forsythe Saga as it chronicles a Family's history, but ittwill dif fer in that each of the episodes will be si for six n EDMONTON (CP) Dr. S. G. Tarangle has been suspended from medical practice for six months and fined for irregularities in bills submitted to Alberta's Health Care Plan, it was announced Wednesday. Dr. Tarangle was the fourth Alberta doctor in 10 months to be disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons over provincial health care bills. An investigation of Dr. Tar-angle began after information was volunteered to the Alberta Health Care Insurance tonths mission by an employee in h office. Last year three other doc tors, one the mayor of Ston Plain, were disciplined by tl college for overcharging o holiday calls. They were sus pended and fined to Sl.OM Pioneer ball TABER (HNS) The Pioneer Club of Taber will hold its first social event at the community centre auditorium Friday evening, Feb. 19. It will get under way with dancing at p.m. to music by the Les.Handley Orchestra Dancing will be interrupted a 9 o'clock for a program under the direction of Mrs. Haze West of the local drama club and at for supper. The ball will feature old-time costumes though informa. wear will be quite acceptable Membership may be obtain ed from Mrs: Sylvia Kinni burgh or Mrs. Olive FRIEND, THE HANGMAN The man called Ellis had Canada's most gruesome Hongman. Executioner of 549 Canadians. What was the man himself like? What did feel about his And who) did his wife ond friends think about it? Weekend Magazine carries an excerpt from Andy O'Brien's book, My Friend, The Hangman, IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND FIND A Japanese archeologic team found bones of prehistor men in Okinawa believed have lived more than years ago, Kyodo news servi IMNT LOGAN General Sales Wgr. and these are the men at who are doing it They're hungry to deal and are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to show you the fresh selection of brand new 1971 models now in stock a low mile- age demonstrator or one of our quality used cars or trucks RF fWP (J if.; M Si W f.( f Fresh Stocks o; SEE THEM are rolling in CADILLAC C OLDSMOBILES TRUCKS CHEVELLES Get A Better Car at A Better Deal at... VEGA m CONVENIENT OK SUPERMARKET CAR LOT 2nd Ave. and 9th St. S. Phone 327-3148 MAIN GARAGE AND SHOWROOM 2nd Avo. and 8th St. S. Phone Your Trade Could be Your Down Payment ;