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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta rORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 40 The Lettibridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 54 LETHBRIDGE, 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 Slates, Europe, India and parls 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 human society." The survey will be submitted to the UN conference on the human environment later tliis 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. Doxiaclis, noted Greek city planner, who uxiuld have Ihc earth's surface divided into three re- gions the natural, agricultural and urban. The political implications of such a revision were not mentioned. Doxiadis would have the natural region, or so- called cover about 50 per cent of the and include forests, deserts, mountains and plains. Tin's region would produce water for the two others. Source of iood The arrg, fn cover 4.T per cent of pailh, would ho a medi.'mizod and automated area to supply frvnrj fnr Ibn region, Doxiadis foresees the population of agricultural heartland at two billion people in n century. The urban region would centre on "Ecumenopolis" universal city for 19 billion persons on only five per cent of the inhabited area. It would get its water from the natural and food from the agriculture areas. Doxiadis foresees Ecurnenopolis concentrated on sea shores, river banks and around the lakes. The Greek planner says such a subdivision is one way of coping with wafer and food shortages in the fare of liw population explosion. The world's population is expected lo increase .sixfold between now and the middle of the 21st century. The present world jwpula- tion is more than billion persons. But water shortage would be felt sooner, the paper states, citing the current, excessive exploitation of land, urbanization arid pollution. Among areas lifted in the report, "where water shortage is likely lo develop by are all parLs of North America except, the north of Canada, Alaska, Hie Maritime provinces of Canada and mos-t of Quebec provinces, and Maine. On abuse of land, the paper assails the indiscrimi- nate use of herbicides and insecticides a rallying point for the environmentalists which runs counter to the official policy of the FAO. Extensive urbanization also puts heavy demand on water and spoils it, says the study. Trend lo cities "Toward the end of this century." the paper adds, ''the city way of life will become the prevailing mode of man's existence all over the world. "In Western Europe, a single city conglomeration nil! be created, before long, between Amsterdam and the Belgian frontier the megalopolis is in sight." The UN organization estimates the growth of urban population at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent, but the 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 R'ater that flows into the seas or evaporates. water management in agriculture, since iarming accounts for up to 75 per cent of Uie water Miisumcd. The report mentions experiments in wliich h-esh water is covered by a protective layer of non- ronlaminating chemical to eliminate evaporation loss. The report does not consider de-salinatioh of sea ivater economical. It noles, however, that the cost of de-salinizing one cubic meter of water has fallen from P in 1932 to 33 cents now. slays despite Canadians LONDON (CP) The Economist, taking a long look at Canada, concludes that Confederation will sur- vive though most Canadians don't seem anxious to take big cuts in living standards to preserve their na- tionhood. It suggests also that Prime Minister Tnidcau's political fortunes may he slipping slightly and figures the next general clot-lion may result in a minority government. The 50-jiiigc Miivi-y, published in the current edi- tion, advises British readers that, Canadians suffer from recurring bouts of introspection. "Canadian si vie and .self-confidence .sometimes seem so inadequate that even thoughtful Canadians are to be heard counting tho remaining years of sur- vival and says contributing editor Ron- ald Rird who urolo the survey after a Canadian visit. Urspilr l he r, I fractions and pressures from the I'mlcd tlv survey concludes that Canada prom- to lemniin a nation in tho ultimate sense and that Canadians would rather have Confederation than leap- to tho other side of (he fence. In every rospoel, tho survey suggests, Canada is beginning to show its economic, polllical and cultural po.entials. II dpM-nr. in proper "nnn1 there arc very COIH} odds that it M ill." NOUS IN WAILING WALL A rabbi collects chips of limeMonP modn by holer, hocked into thn wailing din world's mosi revered for Jews. The holes werr cut into thfi ancient stones by Arab workmen trying to prop up two tottering 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 WirephotoJ Doctors say drug report unfair OTTAWA (C'Pl The LeDain commission's stinging conten- tion that drug abuse is a major public health problem that, few doctors have faced squarely drew a 07 of "unfair" today from the Canadian Medical As- sociation. Conceding that doctors have been prescribing too many mood pills and that the profes- sion's altitude to non-medical drug users has been Uie association said "a marked improvement in attitudes and abilities" has developed. The association reiterated its 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 JACKSON Ilrnilil Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The biggest sin- gle overseas sale of Canadian built, diesul locomotives-to any country is dim to he announced here this afternoon. The sale lo Yugoslavia means between S50 and 560 million in export trade to Can- ada. Manufacturers are Gen- eral Motors of Canada Ltd. The Lethhridge Herald re- ported several weeks ago that negotiations for the sale had apparently readied a success- ful conclusion. held DACCA CAP! More than 10.000 persons suspected of hav- ing collaborated with the Paki- stani army have been arrested throughout Bangladesh, a spokesman announced Sunday. medical manifestations." "To anticipate or expect med- icine to provide the answers to l.he multitude of problems in- volved is both inappropriate and unrealistic.'' Part 1 of the LeDain report on non-mcdica] use of drags, 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 played 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 rates 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 to come under scru- tiny once the ''present emer- gency situation 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" didn't corre- spond to current needs of youth. The association has .sharply rejected the LeDain commis- sion's proposal that heroin he used legally to treat addicts be- cause the chances of abuse are too great. The association also says written orders should be re- quired not only for the initial but for all repeat prescriptions cf drugs ranging from amphe- tamines to minor tranquil- lizers. Two-way fight in Stettler vote CASTOR (CP) The Progressive Conservative g o v- emment of Alberta was looking for a pat on the back in today's Stettler byelection, while Social Credit sought a n indication of what it can expect in Uie future. 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 Stettler lawyer, and Galen Norris. 5C, a livestock dealer from Erskme. Mr. Norris held the scat for Social Credit from a 1956 byelection to 1971. He lost by 294 votes in the Aug. 30 provin- cial election to Conservative Jack Robertson, who collected votes to Mr. Korris's The seat became vacant with Mr. Robertson's death Dec. 7. Provincial finances have been fie major campaign topic. Conservative spokesmen, in- cluding Premier Peter Lough- oed, claim Social Credit over- spending has left the provinco in a light 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 3 p.m. MST 01 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST) for an estimated 7.KJO eligible voters in a constit- uency Uiat has always elected a government member to the leg- islature. Air service disrupted Pincher cyclist killed Barry Michael Robbins. 53, of Pincher Creek, was killed Sunday when his was in collision with a car driven by Wayne Francis Sorgn. also ol Pincher Creek, at the junction of Highways 3 and 6. about 45 miles southwest of iJethbridge. RCMP said Diane Everts of Calgary, who was riding on Robbins' motorcycle was ui- jured and admitted lo Pincher Creek hospital where she was reported in satisfactory condi- fann. Sorgo was not, mjured. Pincher Creek coroner Dr. S. Radford is holding an in- quest into the accident. RCMP said, and an autopsy has also been ordered. ue By THE CANADIAN PRESS Air Canada's Viscount service lo Cleveland and Maritimcs points out of Toronto was can- celled today and traffic else- where was disrupted as the men who service the navigational aids essential to safe air travel appeared In he rejecting a sel- tlemcnl offer in their wage-con tract dispute with the federal government. Weather conditions also were a 'factor in weekend delays in passenger service at airports across the country- Overcast limited visibility at 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 that the members of the Interna- tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at 400 locations appar- ently were rejecting in a ratifi- cation vote compromise propos- als worked out in negotiations in [he capital. The technicians maintain radar and other electronic ern.iipmont. used by airport air not lone back from a strike for more pay in direct ing traffic. Conditions at Toronto Interna- tional Airport were termed cha- otic at one tune Sunday as the last piece of radar equipment still in service went out of com- mission just as a snow storm hit the city. Aircraft were landed visually but at one time more than planes were "stacked'1 awailing clearance to land. Nixon seeks expert advice before leaving for China Seen and heard About town HTEACHER Graham celebrating the birth of his baby hoy by slipping out- side St. Michael's Hospital at 5 a.m. Friday and breaking two ribs Dr. Chi-Cheong An and his wife Cheich-Min observing Chinese New Year early with a game of mahjong. WASHINGTON (AP) With his departure for Peking only three 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 the meeting, said he was im- pressed with Malraux's analy- sis, in his Antimemoires. of China and Chairman Mao and Premier Chou En-lai. Nixon still is not satislied with the mountains of material with which he's been provided. Press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon, returning from Florida Sunday night, asked the Na- tional Security Council for more answers. Hundreds of 50 pounds, an aide estimates- have been compiled for Nixon by the state department, Na- tional Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency and individ- ual experts. There are huge notebooks filled wiih political, cultural and historical informa- tion. The airport imposed a limita- tion of inbound traffic to six air- craft an hour compared with the normal 30. Delays it) take- offs of more than a half-hour were reported. The 2.200 workers, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, were vot- ing today across thr country on a new Eovrrnnirnt settlement offer, but, early indications were that Hie proposal would bo turned down. Technicians in British Colum- bia and Edmonton both 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. COt'.NTl.VG TAKES TIME However, union officials said il would probably be late Tues- day before the results could be totalled for the union members in 400 working loca- tions. The principal issue is pay. Tlie average salary of the tech- nicians is about 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 com- pounds or dynamite, blew up a section of a thickly-populated 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 became Monday'' across the c o u n t r y. The 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 the 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 sector. PLANTS WOIIK 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 laid off workers, and the motor firms, Britain's biggest export industry. Jaguar motors halted all prod'udion at its Cov- entry plant and sent home. Triumph motors laid off Rovers halted all car produc- tion. The company said all of its workers will lie affected some time during the week. Nine 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 the 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 of power to heat and light the schools. Two missing on flight Courl: overturns election result SASKATOON (CP1 The el- ection of Liberal Allan Guy in the June Saskatchewan pro- vincial election was overturned today under the Controverted Elections Act. The former municipal affairs minister defeated Robert Dalby of (he New Democratic Parly. CALGARY (CP) A Cal- gary pilot and his passenger were rcjwirted mussing 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 24, and passenger Mike Gagner, 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 with a crash position in- dicator or survival gear and a spokesman for til? college said it is feared that the pilot may have sLrayed into Uie moun- tains. A spokesman for the rescue co-ordination centre in Edmon- ton said a Hercules aircraft, based at Edmonton, would join the search today. Irving 'con man ol the year NEW YOKK 'ACi Time, magazine, calling author Clif- ford Irving "Con Man of flic says much of his "auto- biography" of Howard Hughes was pirated and that Irving ad- mitted the hoax in an effort to spare his wife from jail. Publishing side-by-sido. ex- cerpts from Irving's book and an earlier unpublished manu- script, hy wrilor .lames Pholan, Time concludes that "tho in- stances of duplicated material flro numerous." No one, hoMovn. yet d.umod to know how Irving gained ac- cess to Uie manuscript, which P h e I a n wrote for former Hughes' aide Noah Dietrich. Irving's lawyer called the Time article "a gloating, prancing, distorting piece that is irrespon- sible in tho extreme Time says Irvine; told federal Investigators that he was willing to accept ft prison term for fraud and perjury in exchange fur leniency by Swiss authorities on forgery and hank-fraud charges against his wife, Kdil.h. In Switzerland today, officials said a diplomatic courier was on the way to the United Stales with a demand for the extradi- tion of Mrs. Irving on suspicion of fraud and forgery. Time suggests that Irving might ho acting "to ease Kd- ith's legal burdens before she broke down and told her own side of the story, partly in anger over her husband's now- famous affair with Danish singer Nina van Pallandl." I'KOMlSltt The also says that when In ing confronted fl'jth Uifi new pvidcnrn of mnnu- scrip! similarities he com nientcd: "It's more complex than you ever think. You ha- ven't seen the bottom line yet. There is going to be some big news breaking. So be careful." Irving's portrait appears on tho cover of this week s Timr. Tho arhM is Kimyr de Irving's neighbor on the Medi- terranean island of .iml tho subject of Irving's book about n master art forger. Asked what he Ihought of the porlrail, Ining lold reporters: "It doesn't look at all like me. U'f a lousy v v Spaceship blasts off to moon MOSCOWiAP 1 The Soviet government launched another unmanned 20 toward the moon today, Tass announced. The official Soviet news n.concy said il seal up for furlhrr exploration nf Ihc moon and ne-ar-Iiin.u sprier-. The 1IIU IKVII -HUIill I'. The last Soviet mnon probe, I.una lit, was Inunched Sept. 2.1 and went into orbit around tl.o moon on Oct. ;i. It was si ill functioning at last report, Luna lit crashed into the nionu Sept. II while Irving to make a soft landing. ;