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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TURNING WARM FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 25.30 ABOVE. VOI j7 LX NoTTli The Letttbrtdge Herald FK1UAY, FEBRUARY A. 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES Lougheed: no I'HE.MIEI! LOU01IEUI) EDMONTON (CP) Premier Pclcr Ixiughecd said today his Progressive Conservative government will not inlralufc a sales lax this year. A sales tax will not he included in the 1972-73 budget, "we are definitely not planning he said. Olher measures may have lo be taken to provide revemiB because of Ihe province's general financial situation, but Alberta would remain Canada's only province without a general sales tax. Mr. Lougherd will meet Mayor Rod Sykes of Cal- gary later today. Mayor Sykcs said Thursday he would petition the provincial government lo impose a sales tax to provide urban and rural municipalities with ad- ditional revenue. The government recently announced an increase of million in granls to municipalities, raising the grant lotal lo M2 million from the million ceiling set hv the .Social Credit government before the 1971 pro- vjjjcial election. threat QUEBEC (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa says Canada's federal system will be in danger as long as the federal government and the other provinces refuse lo recognize Quebec's special cultural role. hi an interview with the Montreal Star, Mr. Bour- assa said Quebec must hsv- complete autonomy lo develop ruliural policies .suited to its needs, ar.d this respiinsibilily cannol be assumed n tr.deral gov- ernment "elector! by English spiking majnrily." "As long a.s it is not accepted and not only through lip service thai Quebec is nol a province like Ihe others, (lie federal system wiE always be threatened." Unlike former premiers Jean Lesage and Daniel Johnson, Mr. Bourassa so far has i-elused to use slo- gan.? such as "special status" or "Iwo nations" to de- fine Quebec's cultural aims. But he made it clear lhat Uie difference between his approach and lhat of his predecessors is one of style rather than substance. I am conscious lhat we have a province whore you have a people, a French majority which is very much a minority m the North American con- text." Birth rate drops This group "is more concerned and uneasy than it was in the past because of an unprecedented de- cline in the birth rate and increased communications with the outside." This uneasiness "verges on anguish in some sec- tors of the population." "As long as Ihis is not understood whether in Ottawa, Victoria, Vancouver or elsewhere the fed- eral system will remain in constant danger." The federal government was not an adequate pro- tector of Quebec cullnre bocaii-se it must depend on English shaking Canadians lo win elections, the premier said. "Certainly il ran h? said lhat people like Tnideau, Fcllelior and Marchand are promoting the development of Ihe French culture ii'i some ways, but ibey won't be Jbcrc forever yml ne rbn'l know whelher their successors care as much about Hut development of the Freud1 culture in Quebec and across Canada. Quebec's cultural autonomy posed no threat to the. federal svslcni. Not a ihreiiL 1 in Ipr fipM nf affairs i. nm- nr I'M] (Till of lillal liiul.sel. lilvinc IJilfhiM: giT.'ilor mHiinil rerlninly will nnl. federal jichnn m C.in.'ul.i. Mr. said ruliural exchanges with Freuch- nx'ak.ing counlrics are "inTplaccahle and non-negoti- ;ind rssenlinl lo Ihe ronlinucil grnwlh of Que- bec's rullurc "'n Ibr Anii'in-an -mib njllurnl nuiMou lioiiv Ih- I'r.il.-d Males and Kngli.-h Canada- I dou'l Hunk il is muvasnnahlt1 fur French Quebec lo seek ciiaivinfecs for cultural dr-vclopmejil. licinH'uihcr Him Ihcrc -III for every in America. Tbf premier said IJurboc bad made blllc bend way Ihr milled opposition nf Ihe federal and r'.'venimcnl.-., hut "nru- gt-nrr-i- linn of Canadian v. nmrr- un'lrr.-.lanibrg of aim..." (In lamniair Mllluii I In- iirmiiHT, Mr. rr- jrrlcvl French nalionah.'.l llvil Hill 111, which parents Ihn right lo chouse the language of Iheir children's oduc.-iliun, is suicidal for Frcnch- spcaking Quobprm. Tho Rlar say.s Uir piT-micr ivns rpliirl.ini (o answer many qucslinns about anxielies among Knglish-spcak- i'lR (Jiii'biTiTs abniil Ihi1 luliin- of Ibeir riglils iiulil IIH MTrclary, diaries Hem's. him Ihe qurMinns rcllcclrd .nmir.-ilHy Ihr. ol many in Ihn pifunico. Seen and heard About town JTRUSTHATED Dave Graveland on his hands and knees trying to commu- nicate with his dog Sonny Judy and Jayne rtomaiicliuk wealing black in me- mory of Iheir pet turtle that died a year ago today Gary Marbul starting his sporls car with a crank. Former Germans clcgiblc for pensions (AP) Canadians of former West German national- ily will Ire eligible for West Ger- man old age benefits from now nn under a new cnnvenhnn be- tween Ihe two countries, a Bun- desl-ag (parhamcnn spokesman said Friday. He was commenling nn a so- cial security cnnvonlion be- twcen West Germany and Can- ada which was ratified by l.br. Bunrieslag this The ruling applies in reverse. In former Canadian re.sicien's DOM living in Wc.sl Germany. U.S. peace plan hopes buoyed tAT) POM- five from some Com- uiimM countries Lo President Nixon's Indochina peace plan hare given the administration added hope lor a negotiated set- tlement, United States state de- partment sources say. Stale Secretary William P. Rogers made two references lo lliis a I a news conference Thursday and department offi- cial elaborated later. The secrclarv said: "I think lb.il the American people, and people generally throughout the this applies to Com- munist countries as well in some that the president of the United States has gone as far as he possibly could." Later, he told reporters, "The enemy indicates some interest in (he proposals. And we have diplomatic conversa- tions mill others lhal indicate they think the president's pro- posal might lie 3 way out." Department sources said Ihe sm'etary was referring to some Communist couulries, among others, although they declined lo give any identification. QUOTES OITJCML They gave as an example a statement by an official of one European Communist country thai it is difficult now to dispute that Nixon is trying to end the war. They also quoted the same of- ficial as saying the president's proposals, made privately lo the North Vietnamese during the last 30 months and disclosed publicly last week, would have considerable impact in olher parts of the world. Rogers previously said the fact lhat North Vietnam has not rejected Nixon's proposals is a hopeful sign. TOYS told .Soviet Premier Alexel Kosygin today that they "reso- lutely reject" President Nixon's eight-point peace plan, Tass news agency said. MOSCOW rReuler) .North Vietnamese and Viet Cong en- HONG KONG (Renter) China officially reaffirmed 1U support today for the seven- point Viet Cong proposal to end the Vietnam effect re- jecting President Nixon's peace plan. 'At the end of the secortd period. Newfoundland liberal., 21.. .Conservatives...' First-ballot victory or else ST. JOHN'S, Nflcl. (CP) "I'll win on the first ballot or I'll be slaughtered." Tom Bur- gess, one of four candidates for the leadership of the Newlound- land Liberal party, said today. Mr. Burgess, 33, who joined the parly Monday, was Ihe only candidate on hand as registra- tion continued for the party's leadership convention w h i c h opens officially at 2 p.m. a.m. EST. The 7GO voting delegates will select a successor Jo Joseph R, Smallwood Saturday. Thr other candidates are u-srd M. .11. hrslth minisl.cr in Ihn Liberal p.ont that resigned Jan. 13. Vhv renl. Spencer, 44, a Windsor businessman, and Rod M.oorcs, 22, a second-year university stu- dent, unrelated to Conservatix'G Premier Frank Moores. Mr. Burgess, returned in Lab- rador West in the Oct. 2S pro- vincial election as New Labra- dor Parly leader, said in an in- terview he is not worried by the possibility that a former Liberal cabinet minister may try lo havo him hr.rrco! from the parly. Clyde Wells, a Comer Brook lawyer who quit as minister wilhoul. portfolio in Mr. Small- wood's cabinet in HKiS, has said Mr. Burgess and Hugh Shea, a Progressive Conservative who also switched to the Liberals Monday, should be rejected by the party. Mr. promised in November lo support the Conservatives, decided later lo sii. as an XLP member, then fi- nally joined the he is gaining delegale support steadily but feels he must win a majority on Ihe first ballot. OO-million surpus no TRYING TO UNDERSTAND This Iribesmon, squatting on ihe banks of Lake Karida in Rhodesia, listens to on explanation of Ihe Peorce Commission. He is holding a booklet outlining settlement proposals between Britain and Rhodesia. The commission is sounding out the opinions of natives during a recent visit to the African nation. Bangladesh bids for membership DACCA (AP) Prime Minis- ter Sheik lUujibur Rahman an- nounced today that Bangladesh will seek membership in the Commonwealth. The sheik, in a statement is- sued after Britain recognized his new country, said his gov- ernment is "adopting diplo- measures Lo become a member of the Commonwealth, ulueh is a multi-racial associa- tion of nations covering all the continents." The sheik also expressed hap- piness over recognition by Brit- ain and said bis government is "Inking plops lo cslablish diplo- mrilic rclnlions wilii Great Brit- ain as early as possible." Brii.'im became Ihe second major power to recognize Bang- ladesh, the former East Paki- stan province. The Soviet Union did FO .Ian. 21. The1 Ijriti.'.h recognition came five fluys -.fin- I'aJiisljiii an- nounced il was leaving the Crun- momiTallh hrc.'iuse Australia anil Xrrdand Bangladesh and Britain was in- tending to do so. West Germany announced its recognition in Bonn and said the two governments will exchange ambassadors. The Nordic e- den. Norway, Denmark, and announced formal recognition of Bangladesh and the Dutch foreign office said in The Hague Ihe Netherlands will recognize the new stale. The entire Soviet bloc with the exception of Romania has recognized the new nation. EDMONTON (CP) Provincial Auditor C. K. 1-luckvale today rejected report that all or virtually all of Albcrla's S300 million surplus is a myth. He was comnu'nting on a story in the Calgary Al- bertan that said the S300 milion cash surplus supposedly left by the former Social Credit government could range from zero to SCO million. .Mr. Jliickvalu said "Uic continuous reason for con- fusion on the surplus question is liic difference bchvccn ----------------------------------liquid reserves and IOIIR- lenn negotiable bonds." MILLION IWESTKI) Sir. Huckvalf sai'J at leas) M.'o million has been invested in municipal, school and feder- al hond.v The Ihe approMmalcly ?3nn million this has been built up over Ihe years and has been called bolh a surplus and reserve by the government in liquid as- sets whicli fluctuate on a day- Ifl day basis. The public accounls of the province for Ihe year ended March 31, 1971, signed by Pro- vincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely, shows cash and in- vestincnts as S294.5 million. Mr. Huckvale confirmed that the Progressive Conservative government has an indepen- dent auditing firm examining Ihe province's books, compiled by the former social credit gov- ernment. The report was expected shortly. Premier Lougheed's press secretary said the Albertan slory was "speculative" and Mr. Lougbced "does nol pro- pose lo respond directly." Joe Hutton said Mr. Long- heed has stated as recently as lasl Salurday thnt government finances at the lime they were turned over to the Progressive Conservatives last September were not what the public had been led to believe Carrier, the new government accussed the previous Social Credit government of under- estimating this year's budget needs by more than SS5 million. DEMANDS SESSION EDMONTON (CP) For- mer Premier Harry Strom to- day demanded an immediate session of the legislature and said the Progressive Conserva- tive government should post- pone a byelection scheduled lor Feb. 14. Mr. Strom said be demands Ihe silling so a "full examina- tion" of the province's financial situalion can be conducted. The Progressive Conserva- tives has gone just a "a little loo far'' on the eve of the by- election by "leaking a slory that altacKs Ihe integrity of the previous administration." He was referring to a story in today's Calgary Alberlah which says Ihe S300 million re- serve fund left by the Social Credit, government, is a myth. i on ;oo VANCOUVER (CP) CP Hail was expected to seek an in- junction today in the wake of a walkout by 70 locomotive ei.gi- ncers Thursday which virtually halted traffic on (lie company's lines in and out of Vancouver. The stoppage by members of the Canadian Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers forced cancellation of Thursday lugbt's castbound passenger run and brought freight movement to a standstill. A westbound passen- ger train arrived here about an hour late Thursday night. At issue is Ihe case of an en- gineman with years' service who was withdrawn from serv- ice in January because he could not meet (he minimum eyesight standards of the Canadian transport commission. The union claims (he com- pany wanted to "give him a job with a broom, sweeping up the shop or something." The lie-up comes at a critical time for CP Rail, trying catch up on a backlog of freight cars left on sidings when recent winter storms blocked lines. Ireland still BELFAST (CP) An officer of the Irish Republican Army eaid today that the anli-British guerrillas will steer clear of the British troops ordered to dis- perse a Roman Catholic mourn- ing march Sunday in Newry. plan to keep well nn officer of Ihe IRA's militant Provisional wing told local newspapers. "If would bo dis- linctly unwise lor us lo go into a filiation like Ibis uherc ue would nm I be risk ot arrest or shooting by ihe Up demonstrators are expected to join the niarch. The Civil Rights Association is organizing il. as a tribute to Ibo in Catholic civilians killed when Brilish paratroops broke up other banned procession in Lon- donderry lasl Sunday. All public processions are banned in Northern Ireland, and the British Army warned that its soldiers would break up the Newty march by force if neces- sary. The army brought in 550 more infantrymen, boosting its strength in the province lo 15.000 troops. Thursday night. Prime Minis- ter Edward Heath of Britain published the text of letters he sent to John Cardinal Heenan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, William Cardinal Conway, Roman Catholic Pri- mate of all Ireland and Jack Lynch, premier of the Irish Re- public, appealing to Ihem lo use their influence to stop the Newry march. Thursday light the first of 550 additional Brilish troops were on their way to Northern Ire- land. The remainder are ex- pected later today. There is no indication from CP Rail that the labor dispute at the west coast will spread to Lelbbridge or any other point. Bob Ferguson, public rela- tions representative for the rail company, said the labor dis- pute appears lo be an issue which is strictly localized in Vancouver. Find new graves DACCA (H e u I e r I The Press Trusl of India reported Thursday discovery of more in this lime in the university town of Hajshahi. miles northwest of Dacca. The news agency said the three graves so far discov- ered in TJajshahi were believed to contain as many as do- composed bodies and skeletons. Did looses blast OTTAWA (CP) An angry John Diefenbaker loosed a blast at the federal government Fri- day over the hiring of Pierre Vallieres, a former leader of the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec, for a federally-funded winter employment project. "This is a shocking said the former prime minister, Conservative SIP for Saskatche- wan's Prince Albert riding. Noting thai be had received !1 lelegrams of protest Iran dif- ferent parts of the country. Diefenhakcr averted in an in- terview that "all hell's broken loose." "For Vallieres, ing es- poused violence for years, lo re- ceive an award for staling Oat he has changed his views in a flagrant matter that needs in- said the ex-prime minister. Bollard Common law system all shares j 5 j -i Lanada s last chance. has conic, clean about bit? bathtub ring nni. (i-pi The cafe nf I.HOD mi.'.MnP, b a I h I. libs worlh f'.'T.nno lo remains a mjslrr.v. Nolxidy has conic clean nboin. a bathtub ring. The loss from Slamped and Knainellcd l.ld. nl lli-s- peler wa1. mealed Oel. HI in .'in inventory Police Inlir; nnd rliargcrl rmplnyec Mm- nard Descliamns nf Gull with Mi.'tl of r.lolcn gnniU in Tb'1 l.hefl, charge was misscd in provincial court Thursday by .bulge .1. K. 11. Kirkpalriek afler Deschamps pleaded not gnilly to posses- sion of slolen goods. The ei'inpnny said Thursday il has liule.s in ii.s pur- I'nillrnl.s. Kill 1 Tlir, arr. still thn TORONTO iCPl HarnW Tlsllard has acniiirrd for slwnii ST.SOO.Odn all Ihe onl.slanding shares of Maple Leaf Gardens held hy Ihe Slnfford Snijlhc rs- laic, it was announced loday. The Mr. lanl Ahoul TO per cent of Ihi GardeiLs stock. Trading in flip slock w.is dr- at the opening of l.br Tn- ronlo Slock kxchanizc pending relcaso of information lo shareholders. The stock did nol Irade Thurs- day. It closed Wednesday al The exchange said 215.S-I.1 shares wore involved in the Bal- lard purchase at a share. Tlie piirpliase is suhjecl lo court approval. Ballard is presidcnl nf Ihe Gardens, mmer.s nf Tornnio Tilapln of the Nalinn.il Ifnclfc.v LeoffiJR. irn The com- limn laup .'in Aiislrian. be (he last chance Canadians lo pro- lee! Irom a public prinic llinl cnuld lo a "new which v.nuld over- tec every part if our life. Ivan lllirli, cduralional philos- npher. lold Ihe national confer cure (in Hie law Thursday: "Insislpnre on due prneess now is so impnrlaiil because during Ihe nexl years and even the next monlhs 1110 fear of de- structive groulh .spread lAn-.ong the public. "Panic will make public npin- inn readv burtNmcrals Hie nf a si.' ueiliral "Tin- slape is bciuj: srl Inr a dirlalorship: Ihe cscabling pf jjove.niincnt by the, li.in ot plans marie by s-plf-.qp. p.-inled engineers nf Ihe lu- lure Many nf Ihe deli-gales al flic conference- nioslly academies a, n ri Ihe rcsl ol flic day brew- ing nver Ibal prnspecl. The four-day firsl nf its kind in lod.-iy. ASK SKl.VICS Tin1 qucslion the delegalen asked themselves was how Ihe political and legal systems can Ix1 limed up lo solve Ihe Ipms- of spreading nnd (ho hnprnel.rahlc burcaiie- raeies il breeds, wilhoul creal- ing I lie gruosonie nightmare I'ielilird In Mr, lllicli. Mr. lllicli. wbn rmi.s Ihe Centre, for liilrrnnt.inn.il D-icn- mcnljtlnn CSirrvanaca. MCJ- ien. pul forlh a bhz7..-ird ef ideas nf his nvn on (he issue. Kelnnl si-cieh. he urged, lo break tin- mimopnly lhal insliiu- liiins h.'n'e on mean.-, nf exist- ence. Give, the powers ol big busi- ness, big law, big medicine, big education hack lo Ihe people, Idling Ihem fashion llirir own lives. The ir.rriLs and efficiency of mass lochnolcjy arc illusons, ho fa id. "As the power of machines in- rrc.ises, man's individual rolo decrcasi's lo lhal nf n mm- cim- frumer I'liimalcly, even his choices as a cnilMimcr ;ire reinnved ,i.s he is forced Id buy Ihe wares el nrgaiu7ed business, wethcina find tlm rrf t. ;