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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAP 40 The Letkbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 55 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Makarios may turn to Reds in new crisis By ALEX EI-TY NICOSIA The Cypriot government denies if, bul observers in Nicosia think President Makarios may turn to the Soviet Union for help in standing up lo Hie Greek colonels ruling in Athens. "President Makarios will under no circumstances resort (o any foreign power, including the Soviet Union, to ask for any intervention in the internal affairs of a government sixjkesinan said today. Bul informed observers think the Greek junta has left Makarios nowhere else to turn, even though Ule appeal to Moscow may prove fulils. The Greeks last week gave Makarios a three-point ultimatum designed to end the threat of civil war be- the president and his bitter enemy, Col. George Grivas, and at the same time bring Makarios under the domination of Athens. Want settlement To restore good relations between Greece and Turkey. Greek Premier George PapadonoulOi and his associates wont a settlement to the long and often bloody feud between the island's Greek majority and its Turkish minority. Makarios is not -willing to make the concessions that the Greeks think necessary. But the Greek ultimatum demands that Makarios and the gov- ernment of Cyprus accept that the final say on a settle- ment belongs to Athcns. Grivas was leader of the EOKA underground during the Cypriot independence struggle and is the leading advocale of Enosis. the union of Cyprus with Greece. The Turkish government and the Turkish- Cypriote are violently opposed to Enosis, and Makarios and the Greek government have jointly repudiated the policy. But despite this basic difference between them and Grivas. the Greek ultimatum also demands that Makarios from a right-winy government of national un- ity including representatives of Grivas. Returned secretly Grivas returned secretly to Cyprus from Athens last September and lias a considerable militant following on the island. Observers believe that if Makarios rejects the Greek ultimatum, n clash with Grivas will be in- evitable. If that happened, UK 1.000-man force which Greece keeps on the island and the Greek officers of the Cypriot National Guard would intervene and neut- ralize both Makarios and Grivas, leaving the way open for Al-hens to impose a settlement, Markarios bas already turned ouce to the Soviet bloc, for a large quantity of arms which he recently imported secretly from Czechoslovakia. It is an open se- cret that he got them 10 protect his regime against Grivas. The tfiird point in the Greek ultimatum demanded that the arms be surrendered to the United Nations peacekeeping force which has been on the island since the civil war. The force includes a battalion of Canadian troops. Heaths Tories on hot seat LOXDOtV (Heulcr) EriCiin's national cos! strike poses Uie biggest threat faced by Prime Minister Ed- ward Heath's Conservative government since it came to poucr 20 months ago, political observers agreed Monday, Acute disruption in industry and domestic life is being experienced just as Uie government moves to- ward a hoped-for political solution in Northern Ireland nnd into n critical three-day this week on Bri- tain's membership in an enlarged European Common .Market. JYulonpcd by the mind's to a settlement appears to li.ivc caught Ihe government by surprise, ob- servers foci. The may call inin question a. basic principle ol Heath's in industry. Attack Heath Oppo.silion Leader Harold Wilson and other Labor parly critics now are allacking Heath for refusing to acl earlier in Ihe con.l strike, now in ils sixth week. Michael Kool. a leading opposition spokesman, said .Sunday it was hard lo believe the only government in- Icrvcntiou to ;iHeinpl lo avoid catastrophe in industry taken onK 21 hours before the emergency measures announced lasl l-'ridav. The moves included nils in pmver supply for Brilain's basic industries Political'; of .Inhn llavics, trade and in- dustry minister who made (he announccmcnl, said pri. v.ilcly Ihal Dnvios had not mcl mine union leaders finer laking office 1ft monllis ago. The coal strike, meanwhile, is thought to have de- layed Heath's plans for a new political Initiative in Northern Ireland. The troubled industrial silualion also coincides wilh Ihfi crucial (Ichafe. on Ihe Common Mnr- l.i-l, slarling TiK-Mlay, .ind a .summit Hireling uilh Kmich I'nv.idcnl Pnmpulou scheduled [or Ihe nwkeml. Voters still sweetB-c-strilfsback _ at bigot crack on Alberta Tories Airlines cancel flights By THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada's commercial airlines1 fought today to keep vital serv- ices in operation in the face of a strike by electrical technicians that has disrupled air travel for lens of thousands of passengers. At every major aiiport, long delays in flight departures were experienced and numerous can- cellations ivere announced. The department of transport ordered no visual flight opera- lions within 10 miles of major airports to avoid the risk of air collisions. Ail-port officials and airline operators emphasized there was no hazard to the trav- elling public. About 9.2M technicians have been on strike since Feb. G in a wage-contract dispute. re- jected Monday a mediator's compromise settlement proposal and there was no indication today when negotiations be- tween Iheir union, the Interna- tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and their employer, the federal government, would resume. EQUIPMENT FAILS The men service and maintain radar and other electronic in- struments used by air control- lers in traffic direction and in aerial navigation. Lack of main- tenance since Sunday, when many of 4BG personnel assigned to protective duly walked off the job, has resulled in failure of the equipment at some Air Canada, the country's largest commercial operalor, cancelled many scheduled flights. Of 150 scheduled depar- tures from Toronto today, about 50 were cancelled. Other commercial operators also cancelled some flights and all were reporting lengthy de- lays in departures. Delays of as much as four hours were the rule Monday but by today, an official at Toronto International said, these were cut (o about an hour. An Air Canada spokesman in Toronto said the cancellations were "planned cancellations." They were not last-minute cut- offs of flights. He said preference was being given to long-range from Toronto to Vancouver, to the Maritimes, to the Caribbean and to Europe. CASTOR (CP) The Progressive Conservatives retained Steltler constituency Monday in a Valentine's Day provincial byelection which indicated the voter is still sweet on Premier Peter Lougheed's party. Graham L. I-Iarle, a 40-year-old lawyer from Stet- Ucr, became the 49th Conservative in VICTORIA (CP) The Brit- ish Columbia government struck back at Prime Minister Trudeau's "bigot" remark legislature by winning a two-way light Norris, 56, GRAHAM HARI.E the winncd Court unseats four THUNDER BAY, Out. (CP) District court Judge J. T. Hollinger has ruled that four cily aldermen should be un- sealed under Ihe Ontario Munic- ipal Act, one of the aldermen affected said today. The alderman, Edgar La- prade said, "four of us have been unsealed and a new elec- tion is lo be called." Aid. Laprade, who said he re- ceived the information from his lawyer's secretary, did not Itnow when the decision is to take effect or when the election is lo be called. Judge Hollinger could not be reached for comment. Other aldermen involved in the case arc Tomes Jones, George Lovolady and Bert Bad- Largest baby birth reported TEHRAN, Iran fAP) Ths Tehran newspaper Kayhan re- ported yesterday an Iranian woman gave hi rib to a pound boy, the largest normal newborn on record. The mother was identified as Mrs. Massou- meh Valizadeli, 32. The Guin- ness Book of World Records says the largest normal new- bom child record in modern times was a boy weighing 21 pounds four ounces, born in I9G1 to a woman in southern Turkey. The case was brought by a private citizen who asked Judge Hollinger lo rule whelher Ihe four had Ihc right lo remain on council because of alleged busi- ness dealings the city. Aid. Laprade runs a sporling goods store, Aid. Badanai is a car dealer, Aid. Jones runs a construction company and Aid. liiXUBUt Oil the 7n-seal with Galen his Social Credit opponent. NO REJECTION "The resuils speak for them- Premier Lougheed said. Opposition Leader Harry Strom said the result was not a vote of confidence for the government or a rejection of Social Credit. "It maintains the status quo. In effect it's still wait and see Mr. Strom said the Conservative margin was not a repudialion of the Social Credit party, in fact the party felt "gratified" at the result. It was an indication voters want the Conservatives to go ahead with their mandate. Grant Notlcy, NDP leader, said the outcome was more a defeat for Social Credit than a victory for the Conservatives. "Slottler is the of con- stituency that represents tho traditional Social Credit heart- land." Mr. Notlcy said. "Their defeat simply confirms the fact that Social 'Credit is a dying MARGIN DOUBLED The complete count gave Mr. Harle 2.910 votes and Mr. Nor- ns Tiie margin was more thau double Uiat turned in by Con- servative Jack Robertson in last August's general election when Albertans ousted the Social Credit parly, which had ruled for 3G years, and elected the province's first Conservative government. Mr. Robertson, who died Dec. 7, received 2.92o voles to finish i'H ahead of Mr. Norris, who had held tile seat from a 19M byelection until last year. Mr. Norris, a former livestock dealer who now lives in Cal- gary, collected voles in 1970. The defeat left Social Credit strength in the legislature at 25 seats. The New Democratic Party has one. It was the first test of govern- ment popularity since the Con- servatives swept Social Credit from power and came in what is considered a key riding. The wbning candidate in Stefller has always been a member of the party which formed the gov- ernment. Provincial finances were the major topic during the cam- paign. MARTIN FIVES FOR DIVORCE Dean Martin, righi, filed suit for divorce Monday from his wife of 22 years, Jeanne, left, According to court records in Hollywood, Ihe enlertainer listed "irreconcilable differences" as grounds for the divorce. (AP Wirephoto) goes with farm nlan OTTAWA (CF1 The federal government is going ahead u i'.b its small farms development program and ending attempls lo reach a general agreement with Uie provinces on the program. Af a news conference after a day-long meeting with provin- Trudeau checks Africa Lovelady a camera shop. Edgar Snow dies EYS1NS, Switzerland (AP) Edgar Snow, the veteran Ameri- can foreign correspondent and expert on China, died in his sleep early today of cancer of (lie pancreas. He was 66. Snow bad been ill for monlhs and underwent surgery six weeks ago. Queen on nexf leg of Asian journey Actor divorced SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) actor Laurence Harvey. was divorced by his 50-y wife Joan Monday in Superior long will it take the 6th fleet to get to the Rideau PORT, Thailand i Renter Queen Elizabeth loft t.hc shores of Thailand lo-dny aboard the royal yacht Britannia aftr.r a six-day stnte visit wilh Prince Phillip and Princess Aime. Now the Royal parly is heading for agrcemc Britain and RJ: for majority ni nitc future, Ini men li o n e d. pointed a comn attitudes of Rh agreement. OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau, concerned about (he effects of the proposed Rho- desian settlement, has sent his special assistant, Ivan Head, to three neighboring countries to study the situation. Sources in the prime minis- ter's office said Monday that Mr. Head, who relumed io Ot lawa last week, also carried personal requests from Mr. Tru- deau Uiat none of the three Tanzania and walk out of the Commonwealth over a Rho- desian settlement. Like the three countries, the Canadian government favors majority rule for Rhodesia. But should the proposed British- Rhodesian agreement be imple- mented, Mr. Trudeau is anxious (hat the Commonwealth not be turUier splintered and rendered ineffective in the area. reached by sia provides IT the indefi- j dales are tain has ap- ion to study- nans to the rial pgriciilture ministers, fed- eral mimsier H. A. Olson said lie is determined to proceed with the program and hopes to obtain a separate agreement with each province lo make it more efficient. He said the stumbling block lo a general agreement was "the same as always." "Everybody would like lo know with great precision what is going to happen and antici- pate all the problems." he said. "I don't think we can do it." The program, which he out- lined in a Winnipeg speech Dec. is iulcndcd to help some farmers expand their holdings into economically-viable farms and to help other farmers sell their laud and retire. The pro- gram would cost million over seven years. Retiring farmers would get adjustment grants either as a lump sum or as an annuity. The government also could purchase their land for later resale. The Winnipeg announcement came after eight months of de- bate following a federal report on agriculture Ihal recom- mended an end to farm subsi- dies and greater efficiency in agriculture. CJ11 Britain's power may run out LONDON (lieutcr) Wilh just (wo weeks of electricity left for home and industry, Britain Buffered more blackouts nnd more job layoffs loday as a re- sult of crisis measures Inkcn (o cope wilh n lingering nalional coal miners slrike. More Ihnn workers wore laid off loday in the west midlands alone, the source ot nnc-fhird of Brilain's exports, nnd one of every five men In Iho region wns idle. An estimated HOO.OOO men were Iliroun nu! of work Mon- day, lidding lo the one million jobless figure Ihal preceded Ihn f Irikc, now in ils fiiilli neck, ax sweeping emergency moves re- duced industry lo a Ibrec-day week to conserve fuel supplies. The widespread electricity tli- mouls, now in their sixth day, began before dawn A spokesman for Ihe slalo-owncd central electricity gciieraling board said: "We are suffering under a deteriorating situa- tion" Prime Minister Heath will meet today with Vic Fcolher, leader of Dril.inn's Trades I'nion Congix'ss, which groups unions nrd 10 million work- crs. Lalor he will consul! wilh officials of Ihr. Confederation of British ImliLsLrv. b e 1 icvcd 1 leath will ask Fcnlher lo use his in- fluence lo get the mineworkci's lo call off their walkout. Tile national strike commit- tee of Iho oonl miners' union laid pickets o n d a y they should ons'iiro deliveries (o hos- pilals, Ihc old and the sick in accordance wilh ils list of priorities. MIDLANDS HIT Meanwhile, more workers nro cxpeclcd lo join file noo.OOO laid off their jobs Monday ns a. rcsull of the emergency l-ioos, which have forced indus- try into ,1 three day week. Tlio layoffs bit all oroas n[ tin1 country, but worst hit were the industrial Midlands. Homes tbrougnout the coun- try again encountered recur- ring power cuts, from Ihe slums of Glasgow In Bucking- ham Palace nnd Ihc House of Commons. A spokesman at tho pnlncc, uliosn pi imnry resident, Queen Elizabeth, is in Soulhp.isl Asia wilh her fnmily, describrvl it ns "a very cold pnlncc indeed." In London today, Ihe govern- ment inquiry team bonded hy Lord Willu'rforu! will begin its public hearings inlo the miners' pny dispulr. Jl is cxpedod In report by Uie end of the wxxJi. NEW YORK ]'BI arrested a Russian employee of Ihe Lulled cn charges of espionage in lllc nf classified documents on the N p ]JA fighter plane. Valcry I. Markclov. 32. was scizcd n'Sht in a rilncr after receiving certain docu- mcnls from a Grumman Aero- space Corp. engineer. Ihe FBI said. The engineer was working wilh the FBI. Markclov. a translator at (he I.TN .Secretarial. HTJ.S over- night for nrraignmcnl loday. Seen and heard About town Bill Korean (MlenbHr.i; be run- sinned cig.'.iTilos dur- ing the -Jrt he lins smoked S. Vnsclcnak altending Ihc council meeting Monday for an "evening of relaxation" .lark l.nndrr- recovering from ;ui ill new rr.Milliiii; from ;i can of had clams. about Premier Bennett Monday by declaring that the province will challenge the federal gov- e r n m e n i's equalization pay- ments program in court. Attorney-General Leslie Pe- terson lold the B.C. legislature the legal action is being taken to demonstrate that the prov- ince is "fed up" with the treat- ment accorded to B.C. by Ot- tawa and lo convince the fed- eral government "that we do mean business." The equalization grants "vio- late Hie provisions of Ihe British North America Dial all provinces were to be treated equally Iheir entry into Mr, Peter- son said. "It is impossible Ifl rationalize the 'equal-treatment1 principle with equalization grants to some governments. This is one of Ihe reasons why British Columbia considers that equalization pay- ments as we know them today are not constitutionally he said. The grants are intended to level cut economic disparities belween provinces. SrrCEDIiU IT Outside Uie house Mr. Peter- son said the legal action pro- posal was accelerated by Prime Minister Trudeau's remark ahoul Premier W. A. C. Bennett during (he weekend. Mr. Trudeau told an Ontario Liberal convention Saturday Ihal Mr. Bennell is a bigot who thinks there are too many French people in Ottawa, and "this great Canadian even fakes the name Canada off the Trans- Canada Highway in his prov- ince. He doesn't want Canada to be present there.'1 The anouncemenl of the couri action was prefaced a biting personal attack by Uie at- torney general on Mr. Trudeau. "We've had enough sneers, we've had enough shrugs, we've had enough profanity from Uie present prime Mr. Peterson said. "British Colum- bia has had enough." lie said Mr. Trudeau's re- mark was "the most unprece- dented and unwarranted attack on a provincial premier by the prime minister of this country since Confederation." IT'S 'WAR' Provincial Liberal Leader Pat McGeer said he interpreted the provincial government's a n- nouncement as a declaration of "war on Canada The Social Credit govern- ment's stand amounts to "the most overt separatist statement B.C. bas yet made" because it carries the full weight of the cabinet behind it, Dr. McGeer said. Cyprus crowds cheer NICOSIA fATI Several 1 h o u s a n d Greek-Cypriots massed outside the residence of President Makarios today and cheered his defiance of a Greek- demand Ihst he take his biggest rival into the government. "Down with the the crowd chanlcd in reference to Greece's military rulers as Ma- karios emerged for his regular morning drive lo the presiden- tial palace. The black-robed prosidonl. who is also Greek Orthodox archbishop of Ci'prus, walked at the head of the crowd for about a half mile before getting into hh car: Makarios rejected Monday as "unacceptable and humiliating" (.he Greek government's de- mands IJiat he form a govern- ment including representatives of Gen. George surren- der lo the United Nations peace- keeping force weapons he had imporled from Czechoslovakia find accept Athens recommen- dations lo sclllc Ihc long-bloody feud between the Greek- and Turkish-Oypriols. There were fr.irs among tire Grrrk-Cypriols Ihal Iho Greek junla would oust Mak.nrios if he rojoded tho dr.nnnds. and spec- iilnlf.m thai lie vonU turn lo llw. Soviet I'ninn for help. A govern- ment spokesman denied that Mnkarios would seok Russian help, and Greek Deputy Foreign minister Constantino P.nnnyioln- who presented Makarios with Ihe demands Friday, willed K confeivnrc lo deny the. cmio rumors, ;