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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Fcr.r.cA5T HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 40 LetKbridge Herald LHTIIBKIUCIO, AUJERTA, TUKSDAY, FKBHUARY 8, 1972 PIUCE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SUCTIONS -24 PAGES son answers critics EDMONTON (CP) Agricul- ture Minister A. Olson re- sponded today lo critics of gov- ernment agriculture policy, cit- ing federal efforts to keep small farmers on the land and develop "expansionary agriculture" pro- grams. Speaking to tlic annual meet- ing of Ihe Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Mr. Olson said Seen and heard WONT PRESSURE LONDON Reporters crowd around External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp al a news conference in Ottawa. Mr. Sharp lold the conference Canada will nol put pressure on the British government to push for a solution to the problems in Northern Ireland. About town 4N Inebriated cowboy tell- mfi city hall receptionist Belly Gal he bad just taken out a livestock licence for a pomeranian pooch Dan Leiienc, president of the Lelhbridge Junior Chamber of Commerce, asked by Btr- nice Costanzo if women were allowed in Jaycees. finally admitting, "We've been, afraid to consider it." Friends surprising Margaret UufO'cfka with a bouncing, sponge birthday cake........ Planes still International flying orbit urged By PALI, UECER HOUSTON" 'API A United Stales space, agency report proposes American and Russian tpacccralt up in spacr ?.nd rirbit together for tuo days while spacemen of the tno countries exchange visits. The report calls lor nil command and ser- vice module with an altachcd docking module lo link up with a Soviet cralt during a H-day earlh orbit mission. The space ship would include a Salyut, or orbiting laboratory, and an attached Soyuz, a Soviet command ship. This combination of spacecraft set Ihe world endurance record of S-l days, but the three cos- monauts wcro killed during their return to carLh. "A launch dale can be readily with sonic options (he stales. "A mid-197-1 launch date requires a straightforward mini- mum flexibility During the two days ol the international docking exercise, there would be three two-man visits between Ihe craft of the two countries. The report states that two Soviets could visit in the Apollo command ship a( a time, while two Americans are in the Russian craft. After the docking exercise, the Apollo spacecraft would separate, descend to a lower circular orbit and remain alolt for 11 more days. During tliis time the astronauts would perform surveys of resources in the li.S. using sensitive cameras and instruments. The only major new hardware required for the mis.'ion would be the docking module. The space agency said it has no estimate on its cost. The [locking module would serve as a transfer lock Inr the spacemen moving from one craft lo the other. OTTAWA (CP) Despite some minor, sporadic delays, commercial air traffic moved normally Monday despite a na- tional strike by electronic technicians. Mediation talks between (he union and treasury board, which broke off shortly after the strike started Sin.iay evening, were to resume today, A union spokesman said in 01- lawa Monday w a s en-route radar for tracking aircraft movements between poinls had been placed on slandby and that some short inter-city flights .were delayed slightly as airport workers took extra precautions with equipment serviced by the technicians. But Air Canada spokesmen in both Ottawa and Montreal said operalions were almost normal and Ilia! only minor delays could be expected during the next few days. Longer delays have been pre- riicled by union and airline spokesmen if the strike contin- ues. Take it easy, aleoliol and aspirin don't mix NK1V YORK (RnilPVi If you drink, rinn'l lake .111 aspirin, if jnii lake an aspirin, dnn'l drink. Dm'Uirs HIT finding that alcnbol and aspirins do nol The major culprit is aspirin Dr. llorancc Davcnpnrl, a profcsor of physiology al the University of Michigan medical school, in an article in ,Scicnlific American says lhaf ''recent ex- periments dial .salicylic acid or ncclylsa- licylic acid aspirin can break Ihe mucosal harrier of the. stomach and produce bleeding This hairier, lines Ibo inside ol the slom.icb. is ottc of the main reasons' (lie docs not digest itself, he said. Alcnlinl increases the ability nf aspirin lo break through llic barrier and Ihorcfore increases the chances of blcofling in the stomach lining, he said. The stomach contain.', one of lhc most polcnl acids known hydrochloric acid. "Al Ihe concentration serrelod by I IIP slnmnch lining ;n-id js callable of disolring zinc and is deadly (o Davenport write.-.. "Vpl in Hip slnni.nch llv hydrochloric arid ordin- arily acts only lo perform lhc iisplul functions of kill- nv; liac-lorm in Ihe indigested food and drink, soflpmiiR fibrous loods and promoting formation of the digestive pepsin. Tim corrosive juice is prcvenled from attacking lhc MoilKich wall by a complex physi- cal-ch.'iniral harrier is uol yei fiillv understood.'' I'arl of Ihis barrier is a lining of glandular mucosa, tissue Ihat. produces the hydrochloric, arid in lhc. first plarp. Britain orders slate of emergency LONDON (AD The British government decided loday to declare a slalc of emergency lo conserve power supplies be- cause of the five-wcek-old strike by the country's coal miners. The decision was expected to lake effect Wednesday. Government spokesmen said Ihe first powers lo be invoked will be a ban on floodlighting and advertising signs. Power slations and electricity generat- ing plants will then make culs on a rotating basis, the spokes- man said. The government decision came as coal stockpiles dwin- dled al. power depols and as violence, erupted between pirk- clirg miners and police in the Midlands. The miners were attempting lo shul down a large coke depot in fiirmingham by keeping new supplies out. the recently-announced SIM mil- lion small-farms development program will provide Ibe "funds and facilities" to let less-viable farmers develop their busi- nesses. "Some people say that we're following Ihe recommendations of Ihe task force report (Cana- dian Agriculture in tlie '70s) to decrease the number of farm- ers. "This is not the bible of agri- cullural policy for Canada. "Those people who claim that we're going to knocking on doors aslring people to leave farming have made up their own version" of the program. Under the program, older farmers with land worth less I ban will be able to sell their farms and retire on a pen- sion made up of the proceeds and a government annuity. Their farmhouses and a patch of land will be lelt for them to live on. As well, younger farmers wdth assets worth less than or will he given credit facil- ities to expand. EXPLAINS INTENTION The government's thrust in agriculture is not "telling larm- ers Lo solve their problems by cutting down production and then leaving the job at that." It is. Mr. Olson said, in sug- gesting that farmers channel their production and energies in ways that produce the majrl- mum benefit. agriculture is seeking out new markets and then ensuring that we can pro- vide a steady supply of what our customers want, where they wart it and when they want it. National marketing agencies, as provided under the Farm Products Marketing Act, can provide co-operation and co-or- dination needed lo make such a policy work, Mr. Olson said. "Assured and stable continu- ity cf supply is required on Ihe domestic and export area if Ca- nadian farmers are fo prosper. "A marketing board has tho jrotential lo be and ulf.imalciy should be an expansionary vehi- cle." Text of Mr. Olson's speech was released in advance of de- livery. Dragged into court MONTREAL (CP) Jacques Hose was pushed and dragged into court Monday for his kid- napping (rial after he tried lo stay in his jail cell as an ex- pression of solidarity with guards who have walked off the job. After an exchange of remarks the accused, Mr. Justice Eugene Marquis of Court of Q leen's Bench adjourned pro- ceedings until Wednesday when defence lawyer Robert Lcmienx is to present a detailed request for the court to declare it has no jurisdiction in the case. Rase is charged with kidnap- ping Pierre Laporte, former Quebec labor minister in Octo- ber. 1970. The 13-page request by Mr. Lrmieux says the. court was ille- gally constitilled at Canadian Confederation in 1867 because Quebeccrs were not democrati- cally consuHed. It also calls for Jacques Rosn fo be treated as a political pris- oner of war subject, to the lfH9 (icncva Convention provisions on trcatrncnl of such prisoners. Money pumped into school fund fin.MONTOM (CP) The Al- herta government will add million lo ils School Foundation Program this year as the initial step in developing a tailored education financing plan in 1973, Education Minister Lou Ifyndman announced today. This year is tile third and last in the program slarled by Hie previous provincial admin- istration. It called for a six pcr-cent minual increase in grants for classroom units and support staff in Grades 1 to 12. Mr. Hyndman said the gov- ernment plans to introduce a new financial plan next year which will remove much of the present tax burden on resi- dential property and provide the basic costs of financing education from the general rev- enues of Ihe province Until then, hov.ever, Ihe gov- ernment has "limited freedom of action." "Apart from ensuring that llic grants (his year are no less favorable than last year, (Ihe government) must continue to use the plan already de- vised to give H sufficient timo lo fully develop its own plan in time for introduction in The additional million will bring the provincial con- tribution to the program to million for Die 1972 73 fiscal year. The money is distributed lo school boards. Unemployment soars as labor force 'Unemployment' Ej UNEMPLOYMENT RISES Unemployment rose sharp- ly in January lo on estimated willi out of work a month earlier, Slalistics Canada reported today. Belfast leaders on plans E'7-LFAST (API Ireland's Roman Catholic.lead- ers have splil over plans for an- other demonstration Wednes- day. Bemadelle Devlin and the Civil Rights Association prom- ised a day of disruption across Ulster with "sit-ins, sil-downs and all sorls of tilings." But Catholic members of the North- ern Ireland parliament came out against flic plan and called for a 24-hour inslead. Guerrilla gunmen kept up (heir terrorist campaign against British troops during (lie night, shooting and wounding two off- duty soldiers in Omagh and at- tacking a sentry post in London- derry. The Catholic lawmakers said they oppose Ihe "D-Day of Dis- ruption'' because they "do not want to risk Ihe livelihood of anyone in the province." The legislators proposed a fast starting at midnight in Lon- donderry's "Free Derry Cor- ner" where 13 civilians were killed Jan. 30 during clashes with British paratroops. Police said Monday they have issued court summonses for 26 leaders of last Sunday's march in Newry. In New York, United Nations Secretary General Kurt Wal- dheim said be had offered Brit- ain and the Irish republic his good offices Io help alleviate the situation in Northern Ireland and is awaiting a reply from Britain. Security foices in Norlhern Ireland intensitied a manhunt for a leader of the Trish Repub- lican Army who escaped Mon- day from the Long Kesh intern- ment camp, possibly disguised as a priest. Francis McGuigan, 24, was the first man to escape from Ihe heavily-guarded camp south- west of Belfast. About 400 IRA suspects are held there. Official sources said Mc- Guigan was believed to have, walked out of Long Kesh Sun- day night with a group of six men who were wealing clerical collars and had been visiting in- ternees. Rev. Thomas Toner, Catholic. Chaplin at Long Kesh, said no priests had helped McGuigan to escape. Malta talks break up in 'Find out what the U.S. would da.. .tlien reverse Body found in wreckage of stolen city aircraft MEDICI NT, HAT (Slnff) The hody of n man Found in Ilia wrccknfit.'. nf n lifihl plnnn slolcn from (lie Alorlicinc flat nirpnrl, Sunday nipliL has been idrnlificil. A Mrdicino llnl KCMP offi- cial said Kdwnrd Fish- er, 27, of Medicine lint died when Hie piano lie piloting nvi.shcd in ;i lirld abmil miles of lhc cily. wrrrL'jp' u.'is fli.sntn'r- rd aboiil p.m. Monday and taken hark fo Medicine, linl by I nick. T h P single CIIRIIIR aircraft is owned by Soulhwosl. Aviation Ltd. of Lelhbridge and was one. of five or six slored overnight in n hangar. A spokesman for ihe com- pany in Medicine Hat said lhc plane had hecn stolen after enlry had hern gained (o the lumbar by breaking in Hit1 rear door. Jlc il irjjs cuMmnary loavr. (he keys in lhc ignilion swilrhr.s of all plnnrs slorrd ID the hangar. "As far as I know the plane look off in the chirk, willi no runway lights, and did not noti- fy lhc control lie said. Medicine Hal. KCMP re- ported the plane1 is believed lo have hit the ground nose first after falling from a high alti- tude. Two inspectors from the de- partment nf Iranspnrl. arc m- Ihe. Medicine Hal Coroner Dr. IS. (i. Skinner has nol. order- ed an Inquest. anger ROME (AP) Britain and the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization today gave Prune Minister Dom Mintoff of Malta what they termed their final offer for bases on his Mediterra- nean island. Mintoff called it an ultimatum and declared asgrily that be would not lake it. The negotiations appeared lo lip. in complele collapse. Minloff hurled accusations at NATO Secretary-General Joseph Luns and said: "Hj isn't God." The second day ol the fourlh round of negotiations bore broke up after less than two hours. No dale was set for a fifth round. Lord Carrington, British do- fence secretary, said he is will- ing to meet Mintoff again when (ho Mallcsc prime minisler is ready to reply lo the British- NATO offer. said (here would be no more l.ilks "until Luns removes his ultiniatuin." --------------------------A Rains lash Yemen KKIIUJT, Lebanon (AD Torrential rains in South Yemen ilfsl.roycd bousps Monday and left .100 families homeless, the Middle Kasl news agency rcpuijrd. 'IVo persons were killed and many others injured ns houses collapsed., the accncy said. OTTAWA (CP) Unemployment soared to an esti- mated last month as most industries cut back their work forces for the cold winter months. The increase of jobless from the December total of meant that one additional man or woman was out of work last month for every four who were unemployed in De- cember. MARITIMES HIT Unemployment last month rose to 7.7 per cent of the labor force, from 6.1 per cent in De- cember. It was eight per cent in January last year. The situation worsened parlic- ularly in the Atlantic provinces, where 12.9 per cent of the labor than one in every eight workers a s unem- ployed. While higher than in De- cember across Ihe rest of the country, Ihe rale was down slightly from a year earlier. Statistics Canada, releasing Ihe January figures today, said the increase in unemployment was about average for this time of year. The mid January total of unemployed this year, how- ever, was 3.000 short of the 668.000 unemployed in January last year. Winter caused staff reduc- tions in most industries. The total number of workers with jobs fell in January (n 7.92 million from 8.12 million in December. The statistics bureau said it was "about the usual increase" in unemployment "for this time of year." There was a greater- than-usua] decrease in employ- ment in the service industries, but employment increased last month in public administration and government- The unemployed last month represented 7.7 per cent of the 3.58 million people in the labor force. This was up sharply from an unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent in December, but short of the near peak rate of eight per cent in January last year. January, February and March are (he worst months for unemployment in Canada. Last year, unemployment reached a peak of 8.1 per cent of the labor force in February. In actual lerms, using figures not adjusted for seasonal fac- tors, unemployment rose dra- matically to 12.9 per cent of Ihe labor force in the Atlanlic prov- inces, compared with 10.1 per cent in December and 10.2 per rent in January last year. Unemployment rose in all other regions, but less dramati- 0.8 per cent of the labor force from 7.8 in Decem- ber in Quebec, lo B.R per cent from 4.5 in Ontario, lo 5.8 per cent from 44.6 in Ihe Prairies and to B.7 from 6.9 in British Columbia. tee off on govt. OTTAWA (CP1 Opposition critics wasted litlle time blast- ing federal-government policy following the release today of figures showing an increase in Canada's unemployment. New Democrat leader David Lewis said the January unem- ployment statistics "etch an- other line in the Trudeau gov- ernment's record of reckless in- difference" to jobless Canadi- ans. In an analysis he rebutted, government excuses for unem- ployment. Mr. Lewis said the labor force expanded by an av- erage 2.9 percentage poinli from ]Sfi3 to 1971. compared to 3.1 poinls between 19C3 and 1967. He said this "pulls the rug oul from under" Prime Minister Trudcau's argument that rapid labor force expansion has been a key factor in raising ployment. Mr.Lewis also dismissed as a "lota] failure" the government's Si billion winter program to stimulate the economy and re- duce unemployment. George Hees, former Progres- sive Conservative trade minis- ter, blamed the rise on "the government's socialist approach to industry, NO GOOD' Conservative Robert SLanfield says the January un- employment figures are "a clear indication cf the ineffec- tiveness of the Tradcau govern- ment's measures against mass unemployment." "After a full year during which the ernment was sup- posedly involved in an all-out war against unemployment, the reduction in [he number of un- employed has been insultingly flight." Brooks man dies at well site gas Train off track in Montana WEST GLACIER. Mon1. (AP) The 222 wrecked cars of a Burlington N o r I b ern freight train were being bull- dosed off Ihe rails near here lo- day following Ihe Iliird derail- ment in Montana in lhc last 10 days. Railway officials said Ihcy exacted Ibe line to be cleared some lime during Ibe day. No one was injured when the cars on Ibe car oastlxJund Irain plunged off the tracks just as it entered a short litnnel. SUXDRE (CP) Larry Wayne Kolherg. 20, of Brooks, died Monday in an accident at a gas well sile about 10 miles northwest of here, 45 miles southwest of Red Deer. Kolborg. employed by Round- up Well Services of "Calgary, was checking residue from swabbing of Ihe well when be was overcome by fumes and slipped into a service lank. Neil Cooley, a fellow em- ployee who attempted to rescue Kolbcrg, was also overcome by (he fumes. lie was rejmrted in satisfactory condition in Sundre hospital today. Priest expelled LIMA, PPJ-II (Renlcr) Span- ish Jesuil Priest Jose Luis Morales was ordered lo.ive Peru and flew to Madrid last week. His order said lip had been accused of "interfering in internal politics" hut Roman Catholic sources said Kithcr d'011107 (Til.irizod wlMl lie fallal "the insensitive rich" during a MTmon in the holiday resort of Melia. Record snow drifts proMnu TIT RANK, MONT. Clncc Counly officials thf coimly declared an emergency area as a result of record snow drifts and gale force winds over Ihe several weeks. 'the proposal, if approved, iraiild mean .1 mill levy (if JlW.OOO for cosls of clearing lhc deep that liavo paralj-scd the county. ;