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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Kw WINDY FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 35-40 ABOVE The lethbridge Herald -kit 50 LETJIBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 48 PAGES Gundlock bows out Price jj 5 seeks close ties of political wars Alaska road WASHINGTON (Konln-i President Nixon bar abandoned for now any Uinntthl of spending money to improve Ilic Alaska Highway in Canada, which links (he contincnlal L'nilcd Stales with Alaska. The Alaska Highway runs through Canada for several hundred miles, most of Ihc way vvilli a gravel sjrfacc. Nixon said in a message to Congress Tuesday that a U.S. offer to Canada lo share the cost of im- proving the road would not be justified at this time, and added the Canadian government has indicated it dues not wish to undertake Hie road improvement alone. 1 I here conclusions arc the facts that allernative transportation routes are now being de- veloped, especially in British Columbia, and that an- ticipated traffic volume on the Alaska Highway should nnl be sufficiently heavy to warrant reconstruction and Nixon said. A Canadian siudy in iHHli estimated it would co.'t ilighlly more than MOO million dollars to pave the highway which cnk'rs Canada at Coutts, Alia. A U.S. government estimate put Ihc cost at 5325 million. Great Lakes .101IN I'.KST OTTAWA 'CP) Canadian and United States negotiators have, reached tentative agreement on a munimolh international program to halt pollution of the lower Great Lakes. Aulhorilative sources say there are good prospects that final agreement will be achieved by the end of next month, though some details of the document and ils several appendices remain lo be negotiated. The pact, if concluded by March 31, will be about six months behind schedule in on sense. In. another, il will be right on target. A Canadian source NIC ''broad skeleton" of an agreement was woitcd cut in two clay.s of talks at Washington in the laM neck of January. It was the second formal round of discussions be- Iween high officials of the two governments since a Canada U.S. ministerial meeting agreed in principle last June 1 the two countries should jointly launch a cleanup operation on l.he lakes. After the ministerial meeting, held in Washington, Canada's Environment Minister Jack Davis told the Commons if was expected negotiations on Ihc IcxL be finished in lime lo allow signing "in the early nutiunn." dragged However, technical discussions look longer than anticipated. One of the chief complications was a dif- ference between Canada and the U.S. on the banning of detergent phosphates, identified as the main source of pollution which is threatening pails of tire Great Lakes system particularly Lake Erie with slow death. Canada has acted to reduce the contamination, re- quiring that phosphate content of all detergents be lowered to no more lhan five per cent by Uie end of 1972 The U.S., however, das declined to lake similar fiction al tlir federal on grounds Ihat the pro- posed subslilulr for phosphates, mlrilotnaccLJc acid, is a health hazard. A U.S. official, who the recent lalks in Washmplon as "very fruitful." .said a compromise has been readied on the question of phosphates but he did not. elaborate. The Canadian .source indicated each country will he loft free lo decide for itself how lo meet ils obhga- fiens under the agreement. The recent burst of progress places the negotiating teams in a good pnsition lo meet a tacit deadline im- pased by a funding agreement worked out between the federal and Ontario governments last August in nnlicipalinn of a major Cannda-U.S. effort. Time niuy run out Written into Ihc agreement is a provision Ihat parts of it will expire unless Canada and the U.S. con- clude an accord by March 31 this year. Under the federal provincial agreement, Central Mortgage and Housing Coloration will advance On- tario million in additional funds for sewage treal- monl facilihe.s by That iTprr-senl.s hvo-lh'irds of the lolal cleanup Canada will incur under the inlernalional accord, 'Ihc lo Hie. U.S. for similar t.realmenl facil- ities on Ihe American side of Ihc border is estimated more I him ?2 billion. Ca'i.-.da U.S. agreement will give l.he Inter- joint. Commission Ihc aiilhorily il needs to iivci.-ce a cleanup operation. Ils technical apyvp-mlicps will set agreed valor qiiiilily standards. recommended by Ihe MAC, ami, nlhir al.Mi outline a contingency pi.in lor clcailini: any Lake Drie oil spills that Ilirealni pollution. U c an c II. Gundlock, 57, member of Parliament for Lclhbridge since an- nounced Tuesday night he is retiring from federal politics. Robert KLanfield, leader of the federal Progressive Con- servative party, has announced he will be in Lethbridge March 25 for a testimonial dinner in Mr. Gmidlock's honor. The Lethbridge Federal Pro- gressive Conservative Associa- lion announced Tuesday night Unit a nominaling mer.ling for Ihc forthcoming, federal clec- lon will be held Feb. 20. Mr. Gundlock has been in public life since 1940 when be was president of I be Alberta Farmers Union. fie (old Ihe local associalion Tuesday that he regretted re- tiring but that he had it in mind for a long time. Timing of retirement is im- portant, he said. "One should Iry to retire at the proper lime a nutshell, al the height of popularily." Qualified younger men are showing an interest in taking over and "although none wants to go before they have to. I find it difficult to build up the physical thrust required. "I feel thai younger men arc inleresfed. and that it is easier to get along without Ihe po- lilical experience than without Ihe physical thrust." lie said he felt the Consci va- lives increasing in popularily. not only as evi- denced by the Alberta success, buL also at a national level, even to the point of forming Ihe next government. He was oplimistic about the Conserva- lues forming the next govern- moni. lintLBURT CANDIDATE? Meantime, Ken Hurlburt, W, mayor of Fort Macleod for four years, is expected lo announce bis intentions Monday to seek the Progressive Conservative nomination for Lethbridge. Born in Lcthbririge and asso- ciated with Ihc agricultural business all his life, Hurlburt is president of Fort Macleod Auction Market Lid.; past president of Ihe Alberta Auction Markets Association; organizer of Prime Feeders Ltd. of Fort Macleod, a head cattle feeding operation; and is a parlner in MC Manu- facturing, which builds agricul- tural trailers which are mar- keted internationally. A press conference is sched- uled for Monday lo announce intentions lo seek Ihe Pro- gressive Conscrvalive nomina- tion. John of Lclhhridgc has already announced his inten- tion.1) lo seek the nomination. Raked it in CARSON1 CITY, Nov. (Ren- ter) Gambling casinos hi Ne- vada took in more lhan million in a 10.2-pcr-ccnl. rise over MIL- previous >ear, the Nevada gaming control board reported Tuesday. rise slows Canada OTTAWA (CP) Food and housing costs continued to go up last, month, hut the rise in over- all living cosls was cushioned by January sale prices Tor clo- thing. Statistics Canada re- ported today, Tlie bureau said its consumer price index ro.sc by less than half an index poinl, to KiG.7 in January from 1.16.3 in Decem- ber. Based on prices equal- ling Hie index was 130.3 in January last year. The January increase this year was abuut average lor this time of year, and put the index up 4.9 per cent from a year ear- lier. Most economists prices should not rise more than two per cent a year [or reasona- ble price stability. January marked some easing ot the pressures that had built up since last September, when the over-all index last showed a drop. The rale of increase ac- c e I e r a t c d through the fall months, and in December made one of its biggest monthly eirides in years. SLOWS A BIT The rise in prices over 12 months also slowed a bit last month. January prices were 4.9 per cent higher than in January last year, hut December prices had been a full five per cent higher than a year earlier. Meal, poultry and egg prices were higher lasl, month, more than offsetting some price de- clines for other foods. Higher mortgage interest rates and wages for household help pushed the housing index up. Higher postal rates also were reflected in the housing index. There were generally lower prices reported in one field: Clothing, as Uie result of post- Christmas sales. This is usually a January occurrence in the price index. The bureau said the price changes last month were insuffi- cient, in balance, to make any noticeable change in the pur- chasing power of the consumer dollar. It remained at 73 cents in terms of the 1961 dollar, un- changed from December. In January last year, however, it was worth 77 cents. Another interpretation of Ihc index is to say that it cost 513.67 last month to buy the consumer goods and services that S13.63 bought in December, an in- crease of four cents. That same lot of gods and services cost S10 in 1961, and 53.03 in January last vcar. BOOK PROBE CONTINUES Aulhor Clifford Irving, lefl. and his wife, Edith, arrive al federal courthouse in New York Tuesday to appear before a grand jury invest- igating Irving's "autobiography" of Howard Hughes. Dock day's pay ACCRA, Ghana (Router) Civil servants in central Ghana were warned Tuesday that they would lose a day's pay every time Ihey arrive late for work. BELFAST (AP) D-for-Dis- ruplion Day, a 2-1-houp cam- paign by civil rights leaders to civic chaos to Northern Ireland, brought no extraordi- nary violence today. The Drilish army was alerted for attacks by the Irish Republican Army and police leaves were cancelled. Al, Ncwry, scene of the mas- sive march in 'silence on Sun- day, the main Belfast-Dublin road was blocked by barricades. Automobiles wore set afire in Cualisland in County Tyrone. In Belfast nnd Londonderry, promised protests on a mass scale did not materialize. JIosL Dock strike-ending goes ahead just in case WASHINGTON (.AP) The United .States Congress is mov- ing abend with ils own solution for I be 12-1-dny-old West Coast dock strike dcspilc lenl alive agrecmcnl on a new contract by negotiators for longshoremen and shippers. Concern in Washington that the .agreement might not be ra- tified by the dock workers caused (he Senate lo push 1 hroiigh a si rike-ending bill Tuesday and (he House of Rep- resentatives to schedule action on one today. The Senate bill, adopted 79 to ,1, provides for an immediate end in Ihc strike and the sub- mission of ninny unresolved is- to a ihree-mcmbcr coin- mil tee empowered to settle them by binding arbitration willmi 40 There could Vic no or lockouts for 18 months. The rninr nflcr ihr an- nouncement in San Francisco of Uk1 [dilative bargnmuiR agree- ment. A iiiuon committee1 is lo meet Saturday lo sot a dale for the vnio and del er- mine whether the Ui.OOH men on slrike will relurn lo work in the meantime. The fact that the strike will continue al least until Saturday, and could go on after (hat if rat- ification fails, prompted Con- gress In continue with ils own Seen and heard About town TVETV father Roman Schol- clra buying Ihe last box of cigars in a local tobacco finir lo celebrate Ihe birth of his daughter Ted Culien wondering if there is enough snow- in Ihe coulees lo go skiing Fisherman C y (iiecn hoping ice fishing be allowed on Henderson Lake so he won't have to drive so far lo freeze his Iocs Impatient Blair Wliihnan gnawing at Ihe bit to get lo work and saying he has his dandruff up. Two-balJol election Great beer vote a weird affair Onnl. (CP) The Circ.'il n.'irrio Boor Vote ended today uitli n "Inmlshdc'1 vic- tory for the "wots." In one of the smallest mwdrd voles in Canadian hislory, fanner Harold Frank- l.'uid, -111, and his 27-yoar-old wife Ann Margnrcl volcd TOO per cenl in favor of allowing Konnosa Spring Brewery In ivlail hivr from a nnv S! mil- linn phml in the si'iilhrrn enii of Hie cily Jl nn.v sUi nth IT! -i weird election. The l-Yank- lands conslihilcd 100 per cenl of those eligible lo vole. It look 10 seconds for the return- ing officer to count their two hallois. And nflcr it was over, iho V r a n k 1 a n d s went out for breakfast with a couple, of the brewery nnd epgs, and a brMlle of beer. Cily clerk Men Kirmitfhan npnied Hie polls in llarric hall at It a.m. sharp and tlin ki camn in In Ihcir ballots al a.m. II look a liltlc longer lhan cx- pecled tn pet Ihc voting over with because the place was jammed mill and television cameramen. 2-n Mr. Slraiipb.in pronounced the polls rinsed fit a.m., Ihen retired lo eounl (he hal- le.'s. lie emerged with Ihe offi- cial result al a.m.-I'D "We Minph perlormed our said Mr. Krankland, then added with a chuckle that he didn't know whnl kind of beer he'd hn drinking. "I'm not particu- lar." Tho couple plans lo leave next, week for a vacation in Monclon, N.B., Mrs. Frank- land's hometown. Mr. SlrauRlian said Ihc el- ection, which Mimed Ihe 107- inin a li1- "wet" jire.i. cost tbo cily S7.r> in nnd costjs. WASHINGTON (CP) President Nixon, in his annual report to Congress on foreign policy, gave as- surance that the United States is "eager to reinforce our close friendship Avilh Canada." Nixon referred to his various summit meetings with allied leaders in December and January, saying they "laid the political basis for a broad co-operative solu- tion, to trade and mon- etary problems. TIKFEHKNCE Al Then, in one of the few spe- cific mentions of Canada in tho document, he added. "1 was able to assure Prime Minister Tru'leaii of our most important trading that we understood the strorg impact of our new eco- nomic policy on Canada and were eager to reinforce our close friendship with Canada." Nixon and Trudeau met here Dec. G in one of a series o[ meetings Nixon held with beads of slate following the Aug. 15 imposition ot Uie U.S. ifl-per- ccnt import lax on duliab'e Roods. Hie Group of Ten fi- nance ministers met here in mid-December lo devise a new monetary system, the agree- ment including the lifting of Ihe U.S. import tax. MORE DETAILS LATER Canada got similar brief men- linn in (he president's last such foreign policy -message, but Nixon nnlcd today thai State Secretary William Rogers' forthcoming annual report "will describe in detail our relations with individual countries and set forth the major public docu- mentation of our policy." Nixon's report did. however, include .specific chapters on the Soviet Union, China, Japan, Af- rica, LaVin America, Indochina, tbe Middle East and other areas. In the cliapJer on inttniM- tional coomnnii1 policy. said the strong Aug. 15 mea- sures, also including a wage- price freeze at home, "were necessary to emphasize the se- riousness of the problem and ur- gent need for international ac- tion." There was a "temptation" for the U.S. lo appi i.iat'Ii a multilat- eral solution primarily by mak- ing advantageous separate ar- rangements wilh particular na- tions and llien putting pressure on certain cithers, However, the U.S. "placed paramount importance on avoiding tactics which would weaken confidence and political unity among free world na- tions Tims it decided lo "give priovily lo inlernaUflnal forums and multilateral discussions." Nixon said the Group of Ten, the most wealthy nations out- side lh.3 Communist world, rec- ognize that trade arrangements were iniporlant to assuring a new and lasting equilibium iu Uie international economy. "To HIP. realign- ment. we agreed that as soon as the related trade measures were available for congressional MTU: propose leg- islation to devalue the (U.S.I dollar in terms of gold." The legislation is scheduled to be presented to Congress this wp.ck but detail? of any trade ccnctssions negotiated wilh Canada, Japan and the Euro- pean Common Market in secret hr.vc been kept sc- ere'. shops, schools and factories in Northern Ireland's two major cities opened normally. "II is- an absolute disaster at Uie Londonderry civil rights leader Michael Havord said. The Day of Disruption was called by the mainly Roman Catholic Civil Bights Associa- tion to protest Northern Ire- land's policy of interning sus- pected gunmen without trial. Both the government and se- curity forces had braced for huge Catholic support of the Civil RighUs Association's cam- paign which was aimed at clos- ing factories and schools, jam- ming telephone communications and blocking roads. Nixon uses hlunl words Nixon meanwhile voiced deep concern today over the Soviet Union's nuclear missile build-up and warned he is ready lor a new arms race if the Russians do not show restraint. The president, in a word foreign policy report in Congress, acclaimed signs of an improving U.S.-Soviel relation- ship. But lie expressed uncer- tainly over Moscow's motives and foreign ventures and called on Russia lo prove its sincerily before he visits the country in May. Nbion said tie looks to the strategic arms liir.itnl.ion talks for lo scale down llie arms nice nnd lo set the foundations for further tension- casing sk-ps on I he part of the United Stales and the Soviet Union. Hut. iu blurt language he warned: "We arc approaching a crucial turning point in our stra- k'jric arms programs. If the So- viet Union continues to expand strategic forces, compensating U.S. programs will be maoda- torv." CBC sells Jt series TORONTO Ths W announced today if has sold ILS prestigious Whitcoaks of .lalnn series lo Drilish television and at the same time lias commiMed ilielf lo production of another 13 hour-long .lalna episodes. The publicly-owned corpora- lion said the series, based on the novels of Canadian writer de Ja Roche, lias been purchased by Thames Televi- sion Lid. wlih broadcasting in Britain scheduled for later this year. The purchase price was not disclosed. ,1. A. Muir Sulher- mam Irnrl. Tliujnes program coordi- nalor. described Ihe deal as "Ihc largc.il ca.'h sale and (he mosl prestigious foreign broad- casling rale ever made in Great Lritain.'1 However, CBC sources iji To- ronto put Uie price lag at close to SI million. Thames nought M episodes of (lie series, which commits Ihe CBC lo production of at least that number. The network now is nearing completion of Ihe episode. The British buyer also has an option to purchase a further 26 episodes. Kidnapped Sail Lake, boy freed SALT LAKE CITY, Ul.ih (AI'l A lioy's concern [or a "lost'1 dog led to his kidnaping for ransom, hut he released unharmed Tuesday and a -J2- yenr-old financial broker was charged with his abduction. Kimhall Iioland Vance of Vegas, Nov., was arrc'led lie walked out of Salt Lake City motel room. FBI apcnl.'' and sheriffs dcpu- lies found NicK Calanis. nn- barmrd. His falhci', John (lal- ani.s, is a wealthy .Salt Lake Cily financier. 'I'd to sny ,1 t. Vietnam, ;