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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta rORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 40 The Letltbrtdge Herald VOL. LXV No. 54 LliTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES World faces shortage of water ROME (AP) Within 30 years there may not be water, water, everywhere and there'll be fewer drops to drink. The world is running short of the tiling it needs most. Particularly in peril are much of the United States, Europe, India and parts of Argentina and Brazil, warns the United Nations Food and Agriculture Or- ganization. In a survey FAO described the water shortage as "the most important limiting factor in the development of Iranian society." The survey will be submitted to the UN conference nn the human environment later this year in Stockholm. To avoid water shortages that would mean the dif- ference between life and death to man, animals and plants, the UN body submits a series of suggestions, including a revolutionary proposal to relocate the world's entire population. The rearrangement suggestion came from Con- stantinos A. Doxiadis, nolcd Greek city planner, who would have NIC earth's surface divided into three re- gions the natural, agricultural and urban. Tlie political implications of such a revision were not mentioned. Doxiadis would have the natural region, or so- called cover aboul 50 per cent of the world and include forests, deserls. mountains and plains. Tin's region would produce water for the two others. Source of iood The anrinilfiiral arra, (n cnver 4r> per cent of MT; pai-lh, would he a moHianizrd and automated area to f.intply rnnr) fnr l.hiid region, Poxjadi.s foresees Ihe population o! IV acrinillural hfarlland at two billion fxwplc in a ccnlury. The urban region would centre on "Ecumenopolis" universal city for If] billion persons on only five per cent of the inhabiled area. It would get its water from the natural and food from the agriculture areas. Doxiadis foresees Ecurnenopohs concentrated OD sea bhores, river banks and around the lakes. The Greek planner says such a subdivision is one way of coping nilli waler and food Fhorlagcs in the fare n( Ihr. population The world's population i." expected lo increase .sixfold lipluecn now and the middle of the 21st century. The present world tion is more than ,'Ui billion persons. But water slmrtapp would be felt sooner. Hie paper ftatcf.. tiling Ihc currenl excessive exploitation of land, urbanization and pollution. Among areas li.'-h'd in the report 'Vhere waler shortage is likely lo develop by are all parts of North America cxcepi the north of Canada, Alaska, tlie Maritime provinces of Canada and most ol yuebec provinces, and Maine. On abuse of laud. Ihc paper assails the indiscrimi- nate use of herbicides and insecticides a rallying point for the environmentalist which runs counter to the official policy of the FAO. Extensive urbanization also puts heavy demand on waler and spoils it, says the study. Trend lo cities "Toward the end of this the paper adds, ''the city way of Itfc will become the prevaihng mode of man's existence all over the world. "In Western Europe, a single city conglomeration will be created. More long, between Amsterdam and the Belgian frontier the megalopolis is in sight." The UA' organization estimates the growth of urban population at an annual rate o[ 2.9 per cent, but Uie city dwellers' water need is expected to rise about 4.1 per cent a year. Some recommendations from the study: of water by industries. sharp reduction in the present loss of fresh rater that flows into Lhe sea.s or evaporates. waler management in agriculture, since iarming accounts for up lo 7o per cent of waler ransumcd. The report mentions experiments in wliich h-esh water covered hy a protective layer of non- ranl.aminal.ing chemical [o elmiinale evaporation loss. The report docs not consider de-salmalioh of sea ivater economical H noles, however, that the cost of de-salnmiug one cubic meter of water has fallen from (2 in 1332 to cents now. Confederation slays despite Canadians LONDON (CP) The Economist, taking a long look at Canada, concludes flint Confederation will sur- vive though most Canadians don't seem anxious to take big cuts in living standards lo preserve their na- tionhood. It .suggests also lhat Prime Minislcr Tnideau's foriimrs may be slipping slightly and figures the next peiHTal oli'dion may result in a minority government. The Mnvi'V, published in Ihc current edi- tion, advises IViti.sh readers that Canadians suffer from recurring bouts ol introspection. "Canadian style and self-confidence .sometimes seem so inadequate Hint even Ihouejilful Canadians are In be board ciiiinling Ihc rom.iiuing years of sur- vival and says conlribufinR editor Ron- ald Bird who Mrnlp the survey after n Canadian visit. Drspitr the and pressures from Ihe rnilrd 111.' MKvi'v rnncliidc.s lhat Canada prom- ism In irinniin a i.alion in the ullimale sense and lhat Canadians would rather have Confederation than lenp- lo the oilier side of (he fence. In rvery reaped, the survey suggests, Canada is licginninp In show iis mjivniiic. polllicnl and cullural nn.rnliaK II do-nvr in pror.piT "nnd Ihrro aie very gnnd ndits lint it HQIES IN WAILING WALt A rabbi rolled? chips ol mndp by hole-- hnckerj inln thp wailina flir world's ipvprrH thrinn for The holes werr cut into Ihn ancicnl stones by Arab workmen Irying to prop up two totlering houses built afop the wall. The workmen were reported following plans from the Israeli municipal engineer of Jerusalem. The holes ignited angry religious protests in Jerusalem. (AP WirepholcJ Doctors say drug report unfair OTTAWA (CP) The LeDain commission's slinging conten- tion that drug nbuse is a major public heal Mi problem that few doctors have faced squarely drew a of "unfair" today from the Canadian Medical As- sociation. Conceding that doctors have been prescribing too many mood pills and that tlie profes- sion's al Lilude to non-medical drug users has been the association .said ''a marked improvement in attitudes and abilities" lias developed. The association reiterated ih position that non-medical use of drugs is "not a medical prob- lem but a social problem with Engine sale disclosure expected B y PAUL .IACKSOX Herald Ottawa Burr an OTTAWA The biggest sin- gle overseas sale of Canadian built dicKu] locomotives -to any counliT is flue lo be announced here this afternoon. Tlie sale lo Yugoslavia means between and ?60 million in export trade lo Can- ada. Manufacturers are Gen- eral Motors of Canada Lid. The Herald re- ported several weeks ago negotiations for (lie sale had apparcnlly readied a success- ful conclusion. 107000 held DACCA (API More than persons suspected of hav- ing collaborated wilh the Paki- stani army have been arrested throughout Bangladesh, a spokesman announced Sunday. medical manifestations.'' "To anticipate or expect med- icine lo provide the answers (o the multitude of problems in- volved is both inappropriate and Part 1 of the LeDain report nn non-medical use of drugs, re- leased Jan. 26, included a num- ber of biting comments about the medical profession's hand- ling of the drug problem. Among them: use was the first major public health problem the profession hadn't placed a lead- ing role in meeting. Few doc- tors had faced it squarely; alcoholism w a s the No. 1 drug problem, and had been for some time, treat- ment facilities still had success rales either "discouraging, me- diocre or unknown.'' Doctors spend untold hours treating the illnesses and injuries that sprung from alcoholism but didn't treat primary depend- ence; whole approach to Can- ada s mental health problems would have lo come under scru- tiny once the ''present emer- gency silualion created by dis- turbed youth" was met. Recom- mending extensive use of drop- in centres, informal clinics and so on. the commission said it had placed "minimal reliance" on traditional agencies such as hospitals, whose "over-all serv- ice philosophy'1 didn't corre- spond lo current needs of youth. The association has sharply rejected the LeDain commis- sion's proposal lhat heroin he used legally to treat addicts be- cause the chances of abuse are loo great. Thp association also says written orders should be re- quired not only for Ihc initial but for all repeat prescriptions cf drugs ranging from amphe- tamines lo minor tranquil- lizers. Two-way fight in Stettler vote CASTOR (CP) The Progressive Conservative g o v- ernment of Alberta was looking for a pat on the back in today's Stettler byelection, while Social Credit sought a n indication o[ what it can expect in the luture. The provincial byelection, the first since the Conservatives knocked Social Credit from power last August, was a two- way fight between Conservative Graham L. Harle, 40, a Stetller lawyer, and Galen Morris. 5G. a livestock dealer from ErskiiiE. Mr. Norris held Uie seat for Social Credit from a 1056 byelection to 1971. He lost by 2W votes in the Aug. 30 provin- cial election to Conservative .lack Robertson, who collected voles to Mr. Korris's The seat became vacant with Mr. Robertson's death Dec. 7. Provincial finances have been Lie major campaign topic. Conservative spokesmen, in- cluding Premier Peter Lough- red, claim Social Credit over- spending has left the province in a tight financial position. Mr. Strom said the govern- ment is using the financial issue as an excuse for not keeping el- ection promises "that it knew all along were not realistic." The polls were open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. MST '11 a.m. lo 10 p.m. EST) for an estimated 7.100 eligible voters in a consiil- usncy that has ahvays elected a government inembtr lo the leg- islature. Air service disrupted Pincher cyclist killed Barn- Michael Bobbins, 23, of Pincher Creek, was killed Sunday when his iv35 in collision a car rh ivrn hy Wayne Francis Sorgn. also ol Pincher Creek, al I ho junction of Highways 3 and 6, about 45 miles southwest of belhbridge. RCMP said Diane Everts of Calgary, who was riding on Robbins' motorcycle was in- jured and admitted lo Pincher CYeek hospital where she was reported in satisfactory condi- tion. Sorgo, was not injured. rinchcr Creek coroner Dr. F. S. Radford is holding an in- quest into the accident, HCMP said, and an autopsy lias alsci been ordered. due By THE CANADIAN PRESS Air Canada's Viscount service lo Cleveland and Marilimcs points out ol Toronto was can- celled today and traffic else- where was disrupted as the men who sen-ice the navigational aids essential lo safe air travel appeared lo be rejecting a srt- llemcnl offer in l.heir wage-con Iracl dispulp wilh Ihr federal pivcrnmcnl. Weather conditions also were a 'factor in weekend delays in passenger service at airports across Ihe country. Overcast limited visibility al Montreal and Toronto and high winds and rain forced cancellation of sev- eral commercial flights at Hali- fax. Delays in landing and take- off were reported elsewhere From Ottawa came word from union leaders lhat the members of the Inlcrna- lional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers al 400 locations appar- ently were rejecting in a ratifi- cation vole compromise propos- als worked out in negotiations in the capital. The lechiiicians maintain radar and other electronic erji.unmeni used by airport air liirmsrlvps not Inns hack from n slnke for more pay in direct ing traffic. Conditions at Toronto Interna- tional Airporl were termed cha- otic al one lune Sunday as the last piece of radar equipment still in service went out of com- mission just as a snow storm hit the cily. Aircraft were landed visually but at one time more lhau ,10 planes were awailing clearance lo land. Seen and heard Nixon seeks expert advice before leaving for China About town TPEACHER Graham i g f celebrating Ihe birth of Ills baby hoy by slipping out- side St. Michael's Hospital at 5 a.m. Friday and breaking two ribs Dr. Chi-Chcong An and his wife Cliricli-Jlin obsemng Chinese New Year early with a game of mahjong. WASHINGTON7 (AP) With his departure for Peking only tln-ee days off. President Nixon has asked Ins staff for more in- formation and called in French intellectual Andre Malraux for expert advice on China. Malraux, former French cul- tural minister, meets today with Nixon who, in disclosing plans for Hie meeting, said he was im- pressed wilh Malraux's analy- sis, in his Anlimemoires. of China and Chairman Mao and Premier Chou En-lai. Nixon still is not satislied with the mountains of material wilh which he's been provided. Press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon, reluming from Florida Sunday nighl. asked the Na- tional Security Council for more answers. Hundreds of 50 pounds, an aide estimates- have been compiled for Nixon by the slate department, Na- tional Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency and individ- ual experts. There are huge notebooks filled wilh political, cultural and historical informa- tion. The ail-port imposed a limita- tion of inbound traffic lo six air- craft an hour compared wilh Ihc normal 30. Delays in take- offs of more than a half hour were reported. The 2.200 workers, members of Lhe Inlernational Brolherhood of Eleclrical were vot- ing [fKlay across the country nn a now civfninionl. settlement offer, but early indications were thai Ihe proposal would bo lurned down. Technicians in British Colum- bia and Edmonton bolh rejected the offer as results were an- nounced Sunday and a local spokesman in Gander said strik- ers in his region would also likely turn it down. COI'NTIM; TAKES TIME However, union olficials faid il would probably be late Tues- day before the results could he totalled for the union members in 400 working loca- The principal issue is pay. The average salaiy of the tech- nicians is about S10.000 and they want a 15.5-per-cent in- crease. Blast blows up Manila area MANILA (AP) A powerful explosion, believed set off by a Second World War Japanese bomb, some chemical coin- pounds or dynamite, blew up a section of a Ihickly-populaled residential area in this Philip- pines capital today. It's Miserable Monday' in Britain LONDON (AP) Electric power cuts brought on by Brit- ain's coal strike threw thou- sands out of work today. St. Valentine's Day liccame ''Misery Monday'' across the c o u n I r y. Tlie stock market plummeted and the value of the pound sterling dropped. The Opposition Labor parly prepared a motion of censure in the House of Commons against the Conservative government. The government warned of a possible total shutdown in two weeks if I lie strike of minework- ers doesn't end. Violent clashes between pick- eting mineworkcrs and police broke out in a number of points in England and Scotland. Rail services around London and other industrial centres were disrupted. Thousands ar- rived at their offices to be told to go home because of power cuts in sector after secior. PLANTS WOltK HALF-TIME The picture in industry was confused but it was clear that thousands were laid off as facto- ries went on a government-de- creed half-time operation. Hardest hit was the state- owned British Steel giant, which Jaid off workers, and the motor firms, Britain's biggest export industry. Jaguar motors halted all production al its Cov- enlry plant and sent homo. Triumph motors laid off 2.500. Hovers halted all car produc- tion. The company said all of its 14.000 workers will be affected some time during the week. N7ine plants of Joseph Lucas, makers of car batteries and other parts, closed, throwing 13.000 production workers out of jobs. A spokesman said the rest of Ihe firm's 21.000 employees will be hit progressively. Ford of Britain said it hopes to keep going on its own emer- gency generators. More than school child- ren were sent home in South Wales because of the lack ol power to heat and light the schools. Two mssng on flight Courl: overliiriis election result SASKATOON1 (CP1 The el- ection of Liberal Allan Guy in the June 2.1 Saskatchewan pro- vincial election was overturned today under the Controverted Elections Act. The former municipal affairs minister defeated Robert Dalby of the New Democratic Party. CALGARY (CP) A Cal- gary pilot and his passenger were reported missing Sunday following a planned one-hour local flight from the Spring- bank Airport just west of Cal- gary. RCMP today identified the men as pilot Allen Milne, about 23, and passenger about 20. both of Calgary. Civilian aircraft from Spring- bank began a search but failed to find any trace of the trainer plane owned by North Ameri- can Air Training College at Springbank. The aircraft was not equip- ped a crash position in- dicator or survival pear and a spokesman for Ihe college said il is feared that the pilot may have sprayed into the moun- tains. A spokesman for the rescue co-ordination centre in Edmon- ton said a Hercules aircraft, based al Edmonton, would join Lhe search lodav. Irving man of the year NEW YOHK 'ATi Timo culling author Clif- ford Ininfi "Con Man of the snjs much of his "auto- biography" of I lushes was pirated Hint Irving ad- mitted Ihe honx in an effort lo spare his wife [mm jail. Publishing side-liy-sidc ex- cerpts from IrvinR's book and nn earlier unpublished manu- script hy James riiolan, Timo concludes thai "the in- slnnecs of (lupliralrd nialeri.il flre numerous No one, yd d.iinKv) to know liow IrvinR Rained ac- cess to Uie m.iiuLscnpt. h e I a n wrote for former Hughes' aide Noah Diet rich, li'vmg's lawyer called the Time, .-irticlc "a gloat ing, pranrinfi, distorting piece Ihal is irrespon- sible in Ihe extreme Time s.ijs Irvine; Inld federal investigators Ihal he was willing (o aecopl. a prison term for fraud and perjury in exchange fur leniency by Swiss authorities on Tin nery and h a n k -f r a u d charges against Ins wife, Kdil.h. In tSuilicrlaml ItKl.'iy, officials said a diplomatic courier was on Ilic way lo Ihc United Stales wilh a demand fur Ihe extradi- tion of Mrs. Irving on suspicion of fraud nnd forgery. Time snpgosls lhat Irving miflhl be acting "lo ease Kd- ith's lepnl burden? before slic broke floun anrl told her own side of the. story, partly in an per over her husband's now- famous aff.iir wilh Danish singer Nina van Palljnull." I'HOMlSltt The. also says lh.il V'hen In ing confronled fl'jl.h Uin new evidence n( ni.inu s c rip! smiilanlics he com nienlcd: "ll's more, complex lhau yon ever think. You ha- ven't seen the bottom line yet. is pomp lo he some Ing news hrenking. S-.i be careful." Irvhig's purl mil appears on Ihe cover nf (his week s Timr. Tlie arliM i.s Kimyr Hoi Jmng's neighbor on Ihe Medi- terranean island of and the subjecl of Imnp'.s book aboul n masler arl forger. Asked wlinl. he Ihongbl nf Ilie port rail, Ininp (old "II doesn'l look al all me. li a lousy Spaceship blush of! lo moon MOSCOWiAP t The Kovirl. povprnmnil launched another uiimnniH'd 20 Inward the moon loclay, Tass announced. Tho official Soviet nev.s nizeiify il so in up Inr furlhn nf Ihr moon .'ind iierU'-liuui Thr Sovirl mnnn probe, Luna ID, was lininchod Srpl. :M nnd went into orbit nround 11.o moon on Oct. II si ill fund inning nl lasl report, Luna lit I'rashi'fl mlo nionn Sopl II vvliila Irymfi In make a soft Innding, ;