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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAJMO__ 5ft The Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1972 PRICE NOT OVEH 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Makarios may turn to Reds in new crisis By ALEX EKTY NICOSIA (API The Cypriot government denies it, but observers in Nicosia think President Makarios may turn to the Soviet Union for help in standing up to the Greek colonels ruling in Athens. "President Makarios will under no circumstances resort to any foreign power, including the Soviet Union, to ask for any intervention in the internal affairs ot a government spokesman said today. But Informed observers think the Greek junta has left Makarios nowhere else to turn, even though the appeal to Moscow may prove futile. The Greeks last week gave Makarios a three-point ultimatum designed to end the threat of civil war be- tween 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 Papadopoulos and his associates want 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, mcnt belongs to Athens. Grivas was the leader o! Uie EOKA underground during the Cypriot independence struggle and is the leading advocate of Enoiis, 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-wing government of national un- ity including representatives of Grivas. Returned secretly Grivas returned secretly to Cyprus from Athens last September and has a considerable militant following on the island. Observers believe that if Makarios rejects the Greek ultimatum, a clash with Grivas will be in- evitable. If that happened, Uie force winch Greece keeps on the island and Uie Greek officers of the Cypriot National Guard would intervene and neut- ralize both Makarios and Grivas, leaving the way open for Athens to impose a settlement. Markarios has already turned once to Uie 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 to protect his regime against Grivas. The third point in the Greek ultimatum demanded that the aims be surrendered to Uie United Nations peacekeeping force which has been on the island since the 1963-65 civil war. The force includes a battalion of Canadian troops. Heaths Tories on hot seat LONDON (Renter) Britain's national coal strike poses Uie biggest threat faced by Prime Minister Ed- ward Heolh's Conservative government since it came lo power 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 and into a critical three-day debate this week on Bri- tain's membership in an enlarged European Common .Market. Prolonged resistance by the miners to a settlement appears to h.ivc caught the government by surprise, ob- servers foci. The result may call inlo question a basic principle ol Heath's non-intervention in industry. Attack Heath Opposition Leader Harold Wilson and other Labor parly critics now are attacking Heath for refusing to act earlier in the coa.l strike, now in its sixth week. Michael Fool. a leading opposition spokesman, said Sunday it was hard to believe the only government in- tervention to attempt lo avoid catastrophe in industry was taken only 24 hours before the emergency measures announced last Friday. The moves included 50-per-cent nils in IKIUIT supply fur Britain's basic industries. Political oppmir.il.s of John Davic.s, trade and in- dustry minister who made Ihe announcement, said pri- v.ilely that Davic.s had not met mine union leaders t.'inco faking office 1ft monlhs ago. The coal slrike, meanwhile, is thought to have de- layed Heath's plans for a new political initiative in Northern Ireland. The troubled industrial situation also coincides wilh Iho crueinl debate on Ihe Common Mar- l.i-l, slarling Tiu-Mhiv. and a summit mccling I'YriK'h I'lv.Mdenl Pompidou scheduled for Ihe Voters still sweet on Alberta Tories B.C. strikes back at 'bigot' crack Airlines cancel flidits By THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada's commercial airlines fought today to keep vital serv- ices in operaUon in the face of a strike by electrical technicians that has disrupted air travel for tens of thousands of passengers. At every major airport, long delays in flight departures were experienced and numerous can- cellations were announced. The department of transport ordered no visual flight opera- tions 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 technicians have been on strike since Feb. 6 in a wage-contract dispute. They re- jected Monday a mediator's compromise settlement proposal and there was no indication today when negotiations be- tween their 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 oUier electronic in- struments used by air control- lers in traffic direction and in aerial navigation. Lack of main- tenance since Sunday, when many of personnel assigned io protective duty walked off the job, has resulted in failure ot the equipment at some airports. Air Canada, the country's largest commercial operator, cancelled many scheduled flights. Of ISO 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, Uiese were cut to 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. LJ birth baby TEHRAN. Iran (AP) Tlie Tehran newspaper Kayhan re- ported yesterday an Iranian woman gave birth to a pound boy, the largest normal newborn on record. Tile mother was identified as Mrs. Massou- meh Valizadeh, 32. The Guin- ness Book of World Records says the largest normal new- bora child record in modern times was a hoy weighing 24 pounds four ounces, born in to a woman in southern Turkey. Actor divorced SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) actor Laurence Har- vey, 46. was divorced by his 50- ywir-old wife Joan Monday in Superior Court. 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. Harle, a 40-year-old lawyer from Stel- VICTORIA (CP) The Brit- ish Columbia government struck back at Prime Minister Trudeau's "bigot" remark tier, became the 49th legislature by winning GRAHAM HARLE the winncd Court unseats four THUNDER BAY, Out. (CP) District court Judge J. T. Hollinger has ruled that four city aldermen should be un- seated under the Ontario Munic- ipal Act, one of the aldermen affected said today. The alderman, Edgar La- prade said, "four of us have been unseated and a new elec- tion is to be called." Aid. Laprade, who said he re- ceived the information from his lawyer's s e c r e t a r y, did not know when the decision is to take effect or when the election is to be called. Judge Hollinger could not be reached for comment. Other aldermen involved in the case arc Tomes Jones, George Lovelady and Bert Bad- The case was brought by a private citizen who asked Judge Hollinger to rule whether the four had the right to remain on council because of alleged busi- ness dealings with the city. Aid. Laprade runs a sporting goods store, Aid. Badanai is a car dealer, Aid. Jones runs a -p, construction company and Aid. JiiXpBUt Oil Lovelady a camera shop. Conservative in Uie 75-seal a two-way fight with Galen Norris, 56, his Social Credit opponent. NO REJECTION "The results 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 600-vote Conservative margin was not a repudiation 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. "Stettler is the type 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 party.'1 MARGIN DOUBLED The complete count gave Mr. Harle 2.910 votes and Mr. Nor- ris The margin was more than double Uiat turned in by Con- servative Jack Robertson in last August's general election Albertans ousted the Social Credit party, which had ruled for 36 years, and elected the province's first Conservative government. Mr. Robertson, who died Dec. 7. received votes to finish 2'J4 ahead of Mr. Norris, who had held the seat from a 19n6 byelection until last year. Mr. Norris, a former livestock dealer who now lives in Cal- gary, collected votes 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 whining candidate in Stettler 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 Deon Martin, righl, filed suit for divorce Monday from his wife of 22 years, Jeanne, left. According to court records in Hollywood, the listed "irreconcilable differences" as grounds for the divorce. (AP Wirephoto) Olson goes ahead with farm OTTAWA (CP) Tlie federal government is going ahead with its small farms development program and ending attempts to reach a general agreement with the provinces on the program. At a news conference after a day-long meeting with provin- Trudeau checks ica OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau, concerned about the 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 SllOW ClieS Mr. Head, who returned io Ot C? EYS1NS, Switzerland (AP) Edgar Snow, the veteran Ameri- can foreign correspondent and expert on China, died in his sleep early today of cancer of the pancreas. He was 66. Snow had been ill for months and underwent surgery six weeks ago. rial pgricnlture ministers, fed- eral minister H. A. Olson said be is determined io proceed with the program and hopes to obtain a separate agreement with each province to 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. 6. is intended to help some fanners expand their holdings into economically-viable farms and to help other farmers sell their land and retire. Tlie pro- gram would cost million over seven years. Retiring farmers would get adjustment grants either as a lump sum or as an annuity. Tlie 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 that recom- mended an end to farm subsi- dies and greater efficiency in agriculture. tawa 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. eillplOVCC Like the three countries, the I Canadian government favors chcll'ircd Avllll 'How long will it lake the 6th fleet to get to the Rideau Queen on next leg of Asian journey KATTAIIIP PORT, Thailand (Router) Queen Elizabeth left, the shores of Thailand to- day aboard the royal yacht Britannia after a six-day state visit with Prince Phillip and Princess Anne. Now the Royal parly is heading for Singapore. majority rule for Rhodesia. But should the proposed British- Rhodesian agreement lie imple- mented, Mr. Trudeau is anxious that the Commonweallh not be further splintered and rendered ineffective in the area. The agreement reached by Britain and Rhodesia provides for majority rule in the indefi- nite future, hut no dates are mentioned. Britain has ap- pointed a commission to study attitudes of Rhodesians to the agreement. Britain's power may run out LONDON (Renter) Wilh just two weeks of electricity left for home and industry, Britain suffered more blackouts and more job layoffs loday as a re- sult of crisis measures lakcn In cnpp. wilh a lingering national coal miners slriko. More (ban workers were laid off today in the west Midlands alone, the source of one-third of Britain's exports, and one of every five men In Iho rcpion was idle. An estimated men were thrown mil of work Mon- day, adding lo the one million jobless figure Hint preceded Iho strike, now in ils fiiilii week, an espionage NEW YORK (API FBI agents have arrested a Russian employee of the United Nations en charges of espionage in conneclion with the solicitation of classified documents on the I'nilcd Slates Navy's new F-14A fighter plane. Valery I. Markelov, 32. was seized Monday night in a diner after receiving certain docu- menls from a Grumman Aero- space Corp. engineer. Ihe FBI said. The engineer was working with the FBI. Markelov, a translator at the UN Secretariat, was held over- night for arraignment today. sweeping emergency moves re- duced induslry lo a three-day week to conserve fuel supplies. The widespread electricity di- mouts, now in (heir sixth day, began before dawn loday. A spokesman for Ihe slate-owned ccnlral electricity generating board said: "We are suffering under a deteriorating situa- tion." Prime Minister Heath will meet today with Vic Feather, leader of Brilian's Trades I'nion Cnngix'ss, which groups- liM) unions a Ml 10 million work- ers. Laler he will consult with officials of Ihe Confederation of British Industry. vers b e 1 icvcd Heath will ask Feather to use his in- fluence to get the mineworkcrs lo call off their walkout. Tlie national strike commit- tee of Ihe coal miners' union (eld pickets M o n d a y they should ensure deliveries to hos- pitals, the old and the sick in accordance with ils list of priorities. MIDLANDS HIT Meanwhile, more workers flre expected to join the laid off Ihcir jobs Monday as a result of the emergency regula- tions, which have forced indus- try inlo a Hirer day week. The layoffs hit all areas of. the country, but worst hit were the industrial Midlands. Homes Ilirongnout the coun- try again encountered recur- ring power cut-s, from Ihe shuns of Glasgow to Bucking- ham Palace and the House of Commons. A spokesman at the palace, whosn primary resident, Queen Elizabeth, is in Soulhrasl Asia with her family, described it ns "a very cold palace indeed." In London loday, the govern- men! inquiry team headed hy Lord Wilbr-rforce will hrgin ils public hearings inlo Ihe miners' pay dispulo. II i.s cxpoctM lo report by the raid of, tho week. Seen and heard About town Bill Korean riileiib'irt; bo con- sumed cig.'iiTllcs dur- ing the -10 he has smoked K. S. Vaselennk attending the council meeting Monday for an "evening of iTlax.ilion" .Tack l.andcr- recovering from an ill- ness rc-Milling from a can of had clams. about Premier Bennett Monday by declaring that the province will challenge the federal gov- ernment's equalization pay- ments program in court. Attorney-General Leslie Pe- terson told 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 to convince the fed- eral government "that we do mean business." The equalization grants 'Mo- late the provisions of the British North America that all provinces were to be treated equally after their entry into Mr. Peter- son said. "It is impossible U> rationalize the 'equal-treatment' principle with equalization grants to some governments. This is one of the 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 between provinces. SPEEDED UP Outside the Mr. Peter- son said the legal action pro- posal was accelerated by Prime Minister Trudeau's remark about Premier W. A. C. Bennett during the weekend. Mr. Trudeau told an Ontario Liberal convention Saturday that Sir. Bennetl is a bigot who thinks there are too many French people in Ottawa, and "this great Canadian even takes the name Canada off the Trans- Canada Highway in his prov- ince. He doesn't want Canada to be present there." The anouncenient of the court action was prefaced by 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 the present prime Mr, Peterson said. "British Colum- bia has had enough." He 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- nouncemenl as a declaration ol "war on Canada." The Social Credit govern- ment's stand amounts to "the most overt separatist statement B.C. has yet made" because it carries the full weight of the cabinet behind it, Dr. McGeer said. Cyprus crowds cheer NICOSIA fAPI Several thousand Greek -Cypr lots massed outside Uie residence of President Jlakarios today and cheered his defiance of a Greek demand that lie take his biggest rival into the government. "Down with the the crowd chanted in reference to Greece's military rulers as Ma- karios emerged for his regular morning drive to the presiden- tial palace. The black-robed president, who is also Greek Orthodox archbishop of Cyprus, walked at the head of the crowd for about a half mile before getting into hh car: Makarios rejected Monday as "unacceptable and humiliating" the Greek government's de- mands that he form a govern- ment including representatives of Gen. George Grivas, surren- der to the United Nations peace- keeping force weapons he had imported from Czechoslovakia find accept Athens recommen- dations to settle the long-bloody feud the Greek- and Turkish-Cypriote. There wo.ro fears among the Greok-Cypriots thai tho Greek jtmia would ousl. Makarios if he rejected the demands, and spec- nl.iluin that, ho wouM turn to Ihp. Soviet Union for help. A govern- ment spokesman denied Uiat Mnkarios would seek Russian help, and Greek Deputy Foreign minister Constantine Panayiota- presented Makarios willi Ihe demands Friday, culled fl nows confoiTnrc to deny l.hc COUP rumors. ;