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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta MUCH WARMER FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 35 ABOVE The UtHbridge Herald VOL. hXV No. -Ill LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE PAGES Premier faced i .1 death threat in cemetery MONTREAL (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa of Quebec says there apparently was an intention to "carrv out an assassination" when he visited the grave of Pierre Laporte on Ihc anniversary of the death of Mr. Bourassa's labor minister at the hands of terror- ists. "It seemed lhat somebody wanted lo carry out an the premier said in a Quebec City in- terview with The Slar. Mr. Bourassa visited .Mr. Laporle's grave last Oct. 17, one year afler the minister was strangled at the height of Quebec's 1970 Front de Liberation du Quebec terrorist crisis. "Nobody warned me but there was considerable Mr. Bourassa recalled. "Imagine. The cemetery. H was an ideal place." Police information does not indicate any danger of a crisis in the nesr future but "isolated cases that are inevitable and luiforseeable" always present a problem, he said. Trudeun stood out The premier said his approach lo (he crisis may have made him look "less effective and less popular" compared with Ihn stronger presence of Prime Minis- ler TTudeau, hul Mr. Bourassa thought this was neces- sary. QunlKT asked Ollswa In invoke the War Measures Art bcT.-msr "Ihal was all we had available at [he lime." and tlie police needed drastic powers of scari'b. arrest and deUinmenl to gather information about terrorist activity. "If we had to do il again oier. we would be better informed this lime than we were Ihsn." "As for political violence, we arc much heller pre- pared lo a new crisis. Perhaps Dial's one 'of Ihc reasons why Iliere are fewer disorders, because people know what will happen it they Iry again." Mr. Bourassa often makes casual visits to restaur- ants, discotheques, taverns and other gathering places lo help "stay in (ouch" people, get threats Authorises ofiep receive notes threatening Die premier's assassination from people he termed "crack- pots." He said lerrorisls might Iry (o kill him as the single speclacular alternative to a drawn-out wave of fomented unrest. "Logically speakinp. for a larger impact after the murder of a minister. I would have lo be the target." The premier said he dealt with the terrorist crisis that began in October 1971 in the only way he could. lie was prudent and refused to be provoked by the kidnapping of Mr. Laporte, be said. As he described the kidnapping of Mr. Laporle (he premier's voice rose. "No one can ever criticise me. for that any time. Say what you will hut can never criticize me for that." Aware of danger I'm aware of Hie danger of closing yourself up in an ivory tower. Tha'.'s why I try to avoid it by increasing my contacts with the people." On impulse, he decided one night lo drop into a Montreal bar (rcquenlcd by separatist. He walked in casually, sat down at a (able and sairl "hello" lo his stunned (able companions. 'I lie repiilars looked af him silonlly for a vlulr. Tlicn Ihey began lo sing a parody ol Mr. Bourassa's election promise lo provide jobs for Quebecers. "One hundred thousand (he song wenl, "one hundred Ihousoud beers." Grave-marker recorder has lo wait for one OTTAWA (CD Wilson Arthur Slouarl, who !prnl Ihf last. IS years of hi.s lite ciossinp the counLry rccordiiiR loinbslum.1 epitaphs, lias lo wait for one or liis tnui. His dentil Oct. Hi in Ihij National Defence Medical Centre here vent almost unnoticed. Tlicn aged 53, ho a long lo fio in his efforts to record the insmpiions on each nf (.'aiiada's -2'i million crave mar- kers. Cnly nhnnl lun [vr mil preserved in his files. Mr was fniin'l'T ;md .-idniini.Mrnlor nf I IT (Vinolny and (lonon logical Society, anrl before hi.s doalh he ua.s planning a national con- vention of and graveyard cnlliuMaM.s Mr. Slcunrl's phcr of is nut, contained in file kept by I ho department of nf fairs. Diirint! his years of hoadslone, study lie lived in King- ston, Out., Kclmonlon and Ollnwa He. is buried in Ihc soldiers' plot at Otlawn's lliH'clnvood Cemetery, whore Ihe uniform headstones are ordered in batches of Until his row is filled Ih? iicxl few months, Mr. own rest- ing .spol unniiirlieil His only opilaph will he name, ago ami former lank of nunnrr in Ilin [loyal fVimidinu Artillery, Found frozen in alley VAUXHALL Hesulls of an autopsy held this morning into the death of 65-year-old Vaux- hall man found frozen in a back alley early Sunday were not available at press time. said Cecil Hoberl Allison was believed lo have died of a heart attack. No de- cision for an inquest has been made. Guards walk out DRUMJ.IONDVILLE, Q u e. (CP) Quebec's 35 provincial prisons were manned by super- visory personnel today after guards walked out Sunday io protest lack of progress in con- tract lalks with the provincial government. The walkout, called for 6 p.m. Sunday at a day-long meeting of 800 members of the Provincial Peace Officers Association, spread quickly across the prov- ince. Guards, joined by aulovoule policemen, game wardens and highway inspectors, all associa- tion members, were streaming lo this city, 75 miles east of Montreal. By Sunday evening more than 1.50D men of the association were at a meeting hall here but a government spokesman said order was being maintained in the jails. Leopold Legros, president of the brotherhood of senior prison personnel, urged supervisory personnel lo leave their posts and come lo Ihc TJrummondville meeting. The guards earlier re- jected his proposal that supervi- sors remain to insure minimum surveillance. OCCUPIED JAILS Last weekend, guards occu- pied six provincial jails for IS hours lo prolest slalled conlract lalks. The occupation ended when Justice Minister Jerome Choquctlc intervened lo get ne- gotiations going. Mr. Choqiicllc vas not imme- diately available lor comment following the walkouts, Heath Canadian airports hit watches ulster by another walkout By HAROLD MORRISON LONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister Heath wants to watch the silualion for a further period be- fore taking any major political initiative on Northern Ireland, a well-placed British official said today. Will) a lull developing after the peaceful Newry march Sun- day, some British national newspapers are urging lhat Heath should take advantage of the situation and launch new po- litical moves that might end the bitter Ulster struggle. In a speech in Harrogate, England, Heath appealed to the Ulster TtomanCatiiouc minorily .Sunday lo meet wilh olher "le- gitimate representatives" o f Northern Ireland "to discuss row conditions of peace can be restored throughout the prov- ince." Ilovrever. spokesmen for the Ulster Civil Righls Association, which staged the Newrv march, said there will be no talks until internment o[ alleged members of the Irish Republican Army and I h e i r sympathizers is ended The British official indicaied that Heath is prepared lo dis- cuss the jntcmmcnl queslion as part, of a solution agenda but he will not bow lo pressure by Tioman Catholics that include violence. TOTAL PARALYSIS Officials of the Civil Rights Association, terming the latest demonstration of protests against (he Ulster government a complele success for their cause, are planning whal they term a total paralysis of Northern Ireland for Wednes- day. Meanwhile. Irish External Affairs Minister Patrick Hil- lery said Sunday night he would like Canada fo help per- suade Britain to slop ils "mili- tary policies" in Northern Ire- land. The Irish republic foreign minister arrived in Ottawa for a one-day visit in [he course of which he will confer wilh Can- ada's Exiemal Affairs Minis- ter Mitchell Sharp and hold a news conference. HAPPY SKATERS This is liow Koren Magnussen, lefl, of Canada and Janel lynn o( Ihe U.S. reacted as judges' scores were posted in Sapporo, Japan, Monday night giving them silver and bronie medals, respectively, in women's Olympic figure skal- ing evenl. II was Canada's first medal of Winler Olympics. (See slory in sporls Karen eyes Calgary meet O7 V SAPPORO, Japan (CP) A beaming Karen Magnussen, who had just skated her way to an Olympic silver medal, proba- bly the only medal Canada will get at Ihe lllh Games, stood in a crowded arena hallway to- night and tried to tell bow it felt. "I felt as though someone had rne on a string and was whirling me around the ice." the 19- year-old Vancouver girl said. "I felt good She didn't watch Beatrix Schuba of Austria, who had a lead of 141.3 points going inlo Seen and heard About town f'AR owner Hocse Burkelt looking for the engine in his mid-engine Porche Ray Lcacli travelling lo Florida to go fishing for a week and being rained in for the entire trip Ski resort manager nan McKim pack- ing all of the slopes and then wishing he could find some moguls lo ski on. Joey's successor: no election push Has three more HAIFA I'AP) Mrf. Mureira Wahbi. 33-year-old Israeli housewife who has 10 children, including two ?els of (wins. Ivjs given birth lo triplets, hospital authorities announced Sunday. ST. JOHN'S. Nfld. (CP) Edward M. Roberts won Ihe leadership of Ihe Newfoundland Liberal party Saturday and be- came bead of Ihe strongest op- position in the provincial legis- lature since Confederation in 1949. Bui the farmer health minisler said there would be no imediale push for an el- ection as long as Premier Frank M o o r e s 's Progressive Conservative government acts in the provinces's best interests, "We said IhDl we believed Newfoundland needed a period of political ne would use our slrrnglh in Ihc house lo achieve "Our responsibility is all (lie grealer because we can defeat Prisoners for pullout swap was turned down WASHVNCtTON (APi Ha- noi's chief ncgolialor at Ihe Paris peace talks says Ihe United Slates was offered a straight pri.soncr.vfor-nullout swap last year but President Nixon refused. lUiuisler X'uan Tliuy added, however, thai such an exchange can no longer he discussed wilh- oul linking il lo the fuliirr of President Nguyen Van 'Iliim of South Vietnam. Thny was asked in nn inter- view in Paris M'ilh CCI.S's Face the N.-itiou: "Will you jiprce lo a simple of American troops out for American prisoners lie replied: "It is not n here. put the queslion of prisoners within Ihc military question. You should re- member lhat this approach was in MI7I. II (ur earnesl desire to see Mr. iNixon rapidly scltle Ihc Vicl- iiiiin problem peacefully. "That is lo say wilh- faw U.S. (nrcrs anil In the Thicii administralion. Through the election ol Oct. 3, 1971, il. was a very opportune occasion to do so, and ii would liave allowed Mr.Nixon to Ret out of Ihe war very honorably. But Mr. Nixon refused to do thai.'1 NO1V O.NH Ul'IOTWN Asked specifically wlielher Ihc ll.'inoi pn.'-ilioi] new requires liandhiic of Ihc political and inililary prohleins .is n singlp question, Tliuy roplicil: "As 1 said. Ihe luo crucial po'mls, Ihc Iwo key poinls, should he scllled. and Ihc setHe- inenl of Iwo points will fn- rilitalc Ihe sclllcmciil of ihp other points." CRS followed Ihe Thuy inter- view I aped Friday, wilh livo queslioninR of Slate Secretary William Kogers in Washing- ton Kullfliiy. Asked whcllHT Thny had ever offered a prisoncr-for-pulloul. trade, Honors replied: was uove.r auy sion of lhat kind In every sesMonl.hnl we had with Ihe North Vietnamese, Iliey made il clear that (hey would nol lalk aboul a niiu'lary solution, except in the conlext of an over-all po- litical solution. "So it is nol possible for us lo work oul ;my mililaiy solution unless we, in effect, give them exactly whal they wnnl." mpers said. "And would mean a defeat lor Ihe 1 nilcd Slates., De.spile n stream of criticism from North Vietnam and the Vic Coup, Honors ,sid, ho Communisls slill have nol ie- jecled Nixon's lalrst eiKhl-ixiint peace plan. "They liavc nol rejcclfd Iho proposal as Ihc secrcl.iry said, haven't used lhat word. "They've it olv viously bill 1 think they Ihal Iliore arc clcmenls of lhat proposal which could ho Urn basis for ,n nepoltatcd sclllc- mcut." tlie government at any time Mr Roberts, an unmarried lawyer who has never practised law, succeeded Joseph R. Smallwood, 71. Mr.Smallwood relired afler sending as leader since he led Newfoundland inlo union wilh Canada, His Liberal government re- signed Jan. 18 afler losing a court bailie over a disputed seat won by the Conservatives in the Oct. 23 provincial election. Tylr. Smallwood lefl soon afler cast- ing his vole and was riot present when the result was made known. fJKTS 5IJ.I VOTES Mr. Robrrls received 5G-I of Hie Mi votes cast bv delccales lo Ihe parly's two-day leader ship convention here. Tom Burgess, former New Labrador Party leader returned in Labrador Wesl in the Oct. 20 election who to Ihc Liberals and entered Ihc leader- ship race last week, got 82 voles. Fourteen delegates voled for Rod TUoores, a 22-year-old uni- vcrsily student, and three voles went lo Vmccnt Spencer. 44, a Windsor, businessman. the final free-skaling competl- lion. "We went out for the warn-- Up and said to each olher: 'Good skale your besl.' "I felt Ihc best I've felt on my program for years. Now we get ready for Calgary." The three Schuba. gold: Miss Magnussen, and Janet Lynn. United States, meet again March 6-12 in the Alherla city in Ihe w o r 1 d championships. Then Miss Schuba, Ihe world and Olympic queen, will rclire. SEEKS ONE MORE MEDAL "1 will finish afler (he world's." Miss Schuba said laler. "The change in Ihe judg- ing syslem has nothing lo do wilh it. I wanl lo win the gold medal again, then retire.1' Next September, the figure- skating program will change, allowing 40 per cent for figures, 40 per cent for free skating and 20 per cent for a specified pro- gram of free exercises. At present, which Miss Schuba is the best in the world wortb 50 per cent, equal to Ihe free marks. Linda Brauckmann of Van- couver, Karen's coach, said Uiey arrived at the arena early. She said Karen's music- Gershwin's Concerto in not as stirring as .land Lynn's program "and that is my fault." Traffic still moving OTAWA (CP) Major Ca- nadian airports have been hit by another one by electronic week after air traffic eonlrollei s ended a walkout thai grounded commercial air traffic fo 11 days. But the technicians' ftrUie, which began at 6 p.m. EST. Sun- day and was followed soon after by a breakdown in mediation talks, is not expected to have the same crippling ellccls as the previous dispute. There was no immediate ef- fect on air traffic at Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton or Vancouver despite picket lines in many centres. The technicians are mainly members nf Local 2228. Inlprna- linnal Brotherhood of ICIcclricjil Workers. Aboul. pnrvice radar, navigational and nlncr communications equipment lor (he federal transport depart- ment. Others work fo other government departments and still others service equipment at Canadian embassies in '26 coun- tries abroad. Of the techiucians. 456 arn classified by the government as escnlial workers and must re- main on the job to keep equip- ment working safely. Vice-Pres- ident Patrick Cars'tens of tha Toroiilo unit said the men would remain at the safety and security of the public." BARGAIN 36 IIOVRS In Otlawa. mediator Gordon Simmons, a professor at Queen's University in Kingston, said Sunday lalks broke off after ,15 hours of "almosl contin- uous" bargaining. Tile union and federal bar- gaining agent from the treas- ury board had been unable to reach agreement, primarily on salary levels, hut will meet again early in the week. Mediation began when the union rank-and-file voted to re- ject a conciliation board recom- mendation raising their wages 15.5 per cent over 28 months. In (he category vised by tJie union for bargaining EL 5 techni- cians earn S1G.OOO annually. Top salaries reach a year. The technicians want their salaries more closely aligned lo those of air traffic controllers, who currentlj1 earn up to SIS.600 a year. Controllers are guaran- teed at least 17.1 per cent over 27 months. Despite the initial minimal ef- fect on air traffic. Mr. Carslens said the strike could eventually mean "air traffic controllers will refuse lo work on equip inenf lhat is not serv- iced." Tlie government vill evcnln allv be forced to toll the public lo "fly at your own risk." ee-month labor te settled EDWAJID MONTREAL (CP) A hitler labor dispute scl- lled. journalists and clerical slaff liocan trickling back lo their jobs at. La Prcssc curly today. All of Ihc 1.4M employees were to be called back in in nrcparalion for rosimiiKion of publication, ?impended by Oel. '21 ineirlenl.s of iolcnec were inerensinp in the loiifj-sim- dispulo. A 3 parade was planned by union leaders lo escort tlie first, reluniinfi cnmposinR-room crr.v from an past-end square to ut.erc Llicy were lo uork r! -1 p.m. The clispule, skilled by voles of 11 unions nt meeliiiRs Sun- day, sl.'iled among comiwsinR- mom unions and eventually in- voh'cd evevyoiH; connected the Prince, an assistant to Hie maiuiguiq cvlilor, said be cxixrt.s all and 4fl clerical work- ers to be back on Uic job by Ihe day's end, Mr. Prinee, speaking for llm cclilorinl depari mcnt and not managcmciH as a said Ihe is expected lo be bnck 011 Ihc strr-els Thursday. La Presso was North Amer- iea's largest French-Uuigiutpi1 daily when il sus- pended 11 bad rir- nif.'Hion of in niiil-lii7l when the labor dispute which sparked deinonslralJons, com- mon labor fronls and (be slinl- down, broke mil. The conlrnel for joumnlists and olher personnel in llw editorial dcp.irl.mont. is of two years duration and is ivlro- acl.ive lo lasi .Ian. i. H povidcs for incronscs of for Ihe fire! year, for (he firs I half of Hie second year and for the last half of t.ho second year. A reporter wilh ex- prrience is lo rtveivn a kv-ir. .snlnry of n Meek at. (lie Hart ol new coutratl. ;