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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FCKCAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 40 LetKbrtdge Herald I.KTHBIIIDCK, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES son answers policy critics EDMONTON (CP) Agricul- ture Minister A. Olson re- sponded today to 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 the annual meet- ing of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Mr. Olson said Seen and heard About town AN inebriated cowboy tcll- ing city hall receptionist Betty Gal he had just taken out a livestock licence for a pomeranian pooch Dan Lecienc, president of the Lethbridge Junior Chamber of Commerce, asked by nice Costanzo if women were allowed in Jaycees. finally admitting, "We've been, afraid to consider it." Friends surprising Margaret Gngyelka with a bouncing, sponge birthday cake......... WONT PRESSURE LONDON Reporters crowd around External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp at a news conference in Ottawa. Mr. Sharp told the conference Canada will nol put pressure on the British government lo push for o solution to the problems in Northern Ireland. Planes still International flying orbit urged By P.AUl. HECEIl HOUSTON' 'API A United Slates space agency report proposes Ills'1 American and Russian spacecraft up in space and nrbit logclher for two days while spacemen of the two countries exchange visits. The report calls lor an Apollo command and ser- vice module with an attached docking module to link- up with a Soviet craft dining a 14-day earth orbit mission. The Russian space ship would include a Salyut, or orbiting laboratory, and an attached Soyuz, a Soviet command ship. This combination of spacecraft set the world endurance record of 24 days, but the three cos- monauts were killed during their return to earth. "A launch dale can be met readily with some options the report stales. "A mid-197-1 launch date requires a straightforward mini- mum flexibility program." During the two days of the international docking exercise, there would be three two-man visits between the craft of the two countries. The report states that two Soviets could visit in the Apollo command ship at 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 aloft for 11 more days. During tin's time the astronauts would perform surveys of resources in the U.S. using sensitive cameras and instruments. The only major new hardware required for the mission would be the docking module. The space agency said it has no estimate on its cost. The docking module would serve as a transfer lock for the spacemen moving from one craft to 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 the union and treasury board, which broke off shortly after the strike started KiKi.iay evening, were to resume today. A union spokesman said in 01- tawa Monday w a s en-route radar for tracking aircraft movements between points had been placed on standby and that some short intercity 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 operations were almost normal and that only minor delays could be expected during the next few days. Longer delays have been pre- dicted by union and airline spokesmen if the strike contin- ues. Take it easy, alcohol aspirin don't mix NKW YORK (Firmer If you drink, don't take an aspirin. If you lake an aspirin, dnn't drink. Doctors .'ire finding that alcohol and aspirins do not mix. The major culprit is aspirin. Dr. llorancc W. Daveiiporl, a profesor of physiology at the University of Michigan medical school, in an article in Scientific American says that "recent ex- periments have shown that salicylic acid or acelylsa- licylic and aspirin can break the mucosal barrier of the. stomach and produce bleeding.1' This barrier, which lines the inside of Ihe slomach. is one nf the main reasons the slomach docs not digest itself, ho said. Alcohol increases Ihe ability nf aspirin to break through the barrier and Ihcrefore increases the chances of bleeding in Ihe slomach lining, he said. The slomach contains one of Ihe most potent acids known hydrochloric arid. "Al Ihe concentration secreted by llm slomach lining iiu> ;n-id is capable of disolving zinc ami is deadly lo Davenport writes. "Ycl in Hie slom.ich Ih? hydrochloric arid ordin- arily acts only lo pei-Torm the useful functions of kill- ing bacteria in Ihe in-digested food and drink, softening fibrous foods and promoting formation of Ihe digcsfive nm'iiK1 pepsin. The corrosive- juice is prcvenled from attacking Ihe wall by a complex physi- c.'il-ch.'iniral barrier is not yd fully understood." I'arl of Ihis barrier is a lining of glandular mucosa, tissue that produces the hydrochloric arid in Ihe. first plaro. Britain orders stale of emergency LONDON (AP) The British government decided today to declare a slate of emergency to conserve power supplies be- cause of the five-wcek-old strike by the country's coal miners. The decision was expected to take effect Wednesday. Government spokesmen said the first powers to be invoked will be a ban on floodlighting and advertising signs. Power stations and electricity generat- ing plants will then make cuts on a rotating basis, the spokes- man said. The government decision came as coal stockpiles dwin- dled at power depots and as violence erupted between pick- miners and police in the Midlands. The miners were attempting lo shut down a large coke depot in Birmingham by keeping new supplies out. the recently-announced SIM mil- lion small-farms development program will provide the "funds and facilities" to let less-viable farmers develop their busi- nesses. "Some people say that we're following the recommendations of the task force report (Cana- dian Agriculture in the '70s) to decrease the number of farm- ers. "This is not the bible of agri- cultural policy for Canada. "Those people who claim that we're going to IM knocking on doors asking people to leave farming have made up their own version" of the program. Under the program, older farmers with land worth less than will be able lo 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 left for them to live on. As well, younger farmers with assets worth less than or will be given credit facil- ities to expand. EXPLAINS INTENTION The government's thrust in agriculture is not "telling farm- ers to 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 maxi- mum benefit. "Expansionary agriculture is seeking out new markets and then ensuring that we can pro- vide a steady supply of what our customers want, where they want it and when they want it. National marketing agencies, as provided under the Farm Products Marketing Act, can provide cooperation and co-or- dination needed to make such a policy work, Mr. Olson said. "Assured and stable continU' ity of supply is required on the domestic and export area if Ca- nadian farmers are to prosper. "A marketing board has the potential to be and ultimately 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 (o stay in his jail cell as an ex- pression of solidarity with guards who have walked off the job. After an exchange of remarks with the accused, Mr. Justice Eugene Marquis of Court of Q'jeen's Bench adjourned pro- ceedings until Wednesday when defence lawyer Robert Lemicux is to present a detailed request for the court to declare it has no jurisdiction in the case. Rose is charged with kidnap- ping Pierre Laporte, former Quebec labor minister in Octo- ber. 1970. The 13-page request by Mr. Lcmicux says the court was ille- gally constituted at Canadian Confederation in 1867 because Quebeccrs were not democrati- cally consulted. It also calls for Jacques Rose io be treated as a political pris- oner of war subject to the (tcneva Convention provisions on treatment of such prisoners. Money pumped into school fund EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government will add million to its School Foundation Program this year as the initial step in developing a tailored education financing plan in 1973, Education Minister Lou Hyndman announced today. This year is the third and last in the program started by the previous provincial admin- istration. It called for a six per-ccnt annual 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 the province Until then, however, the gov- ernment has "limited freedom of action." "Apart from ensuring that the grants this year are no less favorable than last year, (the government) must continue to use the plan already de- vised to give it sufficient timo lo fully develop its own plan in time for introduction in 197H." The additional J19 million will bring the provincial con- tribution to the program to million for the 1972 73 fiscal year. The money is distributed to school boards. nemployment soars as labor force si Unemployment 7.7 UNEMPLOYMENT RISES Unemployment rose shorp- ly in January to on estimated compared wilh out of work a month earlier, Statistics Canada reported today. Belfast leaders s on plans BELFAST TAP') Northern Ireland's Roman Catholic .lead- ers have split over plans for an- other demonstration Wednes- day. Bernadelle Devlin and tJie Civil Rights Association prom- ised a day of disruption across Ulster with "sit-ins, sit-downs and all sorts of tilings." But Catholic members of the North- ern Ireland parliament came out against the plan and called for a 24-hour fast instead. Guerrilla gunmen kept up their terrorist campaign against British troops during (he 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 the "D-Day of Dis- ruption" because they "do not want to risk the 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 Uiev 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 he had offered Brit- ain and the Irish republic his good offices lo help alienate the situation in Northern Ireland and is awaiting a reply from Britain. Security forces in Northern Ireland intensified a manhunt for a leader of the Irish 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 the 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 do.. .tlien reverse Body found in wreckage of stolen city aircraft MEDICIN'K HAT (Staff) The hotly of a man found in Iho wreckage, of a light piano stolon from the Medicine Hat nirporl. Sunday night has been identified. A Medicine lint TCCMP offi- cial snid .tamos Edward Fish- er, 27, of Medicine Hat died when Hie plane he was piloting crashed in a field about eight, miles west of Ihe city. The wreckage discover- ed about p.m. Monday and taken buck fo Medicine lint by truck. T li e sniffle engine Cessna aircraft is owned by Southwest. Aviation Ltd. of Lcthbridge and was one of five or six stored overnight in a hangar. A spokesman for the com- pany in Medicine Hat said the plane hnd been stolen after enlry had been gained (o (he hangar by breaking a window in Ilic rear door. lie said it was customary lo leave the keys in Ihe ignition switches nf all planes stored ovnrnighl to the hangar. "As far as I know the plane took off in the dark, with no runway lights, and did not noti- fy the control he said. Medicine lint HCMP re- ported the plane is believed to have hit the ground nose first after falling from a high alti- tude. Two inspectors from Hie de- partment nf transport arc in- U'sligaling the crash. Medicine Hal Coroner Dr. K. K. (I. Skinner has not order- ed on Inquest, anger CJ 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 angrily that he would not take it. The negotiations appeared to be in complete collapse. Mintoff hurled accusations at NATO .Secretary-General .loseph Luns and said: "Hj isn't God." The second day of the fourth round of negotiations here broke up after less than two hours. No date was set for a fifth round. Lord Carrington, British de- fence secretary, said he is will- ing lo meet Mintoff again when the Mallese prime minister is ready to reply to the. British- NATO offer. Mintoff said there would he no more l.ilks "until Luns removes his ultimatum." Rains lash Yemen REIRUT, Lebanon (AP) rains in South Yemen destroyed 2Tifl houses Monday and loft 300 families homeless, tiio Middle Kast news agency rcporled. '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 partic- 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 the rest of the country, the rale was down slightly from a year earlier. Statistics Canada, releasing the 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 mosl industries. The total number of workers with jobs fell in January to 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-usual 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 the 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 terms, using figures not adjusted for seasonal fac- tors, unemployment rose dra- matically to 12.9 per cent of the labor force in the Atlantic prov- inces, compared with 10..1 per cent in December and 10.2 per e'en! in January last year. Unemployment rose in all other regions, but less dramati- 9.8 per cent of the labor force from 7.8 in Decem- ber in Quebec, lo 5.8 per cent from 4.5 in Ontario, to 5.8 per cent from -H.6 in the Prairies and to 8.7 from 6.9 in British Columbia. tee off on govt. OTTAWA (CP) Opposition critics wasted little 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 points from lo 1971, compared to 3.1 paints between 1963 and 1967. He said this "pulls the rug out from under" Prime Minister Trudeau's argument that rapid labor force expansion has been a key factor in raising unem.' ployment. Mr.Lewis also dismissed as a "total failure" the government's billion winter program ta 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 leader Robert Stanfield says the January un- employment figures are "a clear indication of the ineffec- tiveness of the Tnideau govern- ment's measures against mass unemployment." "After a full year during which the government was sup- posedly involved in an all-out war against unemployment, the reduction in the number of un- employed has been Brooks man dies at well site gas Train off track in Montana WEST GLACIER, Mont. fAP) The 222 wrecked cars of a Burlington N o r t h ern freight train were being bull- dozed off the rails near here to- day following the third derail- ment in Montana in the last 10 days. Railway officials said they expected the line to lie cleared some time during the day. No one was injured when the cars on the 98 car easfbound train plunged off the tracks just as it entered a short tunnel. SUNDRE (CP) Larry Wayne Kolherg, 20, of Brooks, died Monday in an accident at a gas well site about 10 miles northwest of here. 45 miles southwest of Red Deer. Kolbc-rg. employed by Round- up Well Services of Calgary, was checking residue from swabbing of the well when he was overcome by fumes and slipped into a service lank. Neil Cooley. a fellow em- ployee who attempted to rescue Kolberg. was also overcome by the fumes. He was reported in satisfactory condition in Sundre hospital lodny. Priest expelled LIMA, Peru (Reulcr'i Span- ish ilo-suif Priest .lose Luis Morales was ordered lo Ic.ivp Porn and flow to Madrid last week. His order said he hnd been accused of "interfering in internal politics" hm Roman Catholic sources said Kaihcr what he called "the insensitive rich" during a rarnion in Um holiday resort of Meiia. Record snow drifts problmi at Cut .Bank CUT RANK, MONT. (AP) Glare County officials want the counly declared an emergency area as a result of record snow drifts and gnle force winds over the last several weeks. The proposal, if approved, would mean a mill levy of for costs of clearing the deep drifts that bavo paralysed the county. ;