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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY IN 20> Uthbrukje Herald ALBKKTA, TUESDAY, FKBKUAKY PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES an GERARD McNEIL OTTAWA (CP) The government's 1972 package Criminal Code amendments, imveiled Monday, would introduce broad new latitudes in the Canadian court room. foremost among them would be Ihe inlerrupted- liial concept recommended by the 1909 committee on corrections under Justice Roger Ouimeni of Montreal. Tlic iiilcmipled (rinl means no sentence and no record. A judge would he empowered to stop the trial once a person was found guilty or pleaded guilty. At that point the judge could grant an absolute dis- charge or a conditional discharge wliere this was in the ''best interests o[ the accused and not contrary to the public interest.1' Judges also would have Hie discretion to order that a sentence of 90 days or less be served intermittently, enabling a person to work or attend classes by day while spending the night in jail. Lessens impact Thn heavy impact nl the? tough breath-test law nn those who make their living by driving travelling talesmen, truck rimers, delivery men would bo lessened. A licence suspension tor impaired driving means loss of employment lo such people. But Uie court could limit the impact by restricting Hie suspension to per- sonal and not occupational use of a motor vehicle. In general, it is out with a lot of old and In with a lot of rcw in the 7G-clause package put to- gctlier hy John Turner, who loll the justice portfolio for finance three weeks ago. Code antiquities (hat allow prosecution for attempt- ed suicida and enable judges to prescribe the lash as a punishment would he repealed. Also due for repeal would be vagrancy, "the poor man's and its tag end section that has enabled police to pick up proslitutes. A new clause would make soliciting by a male or female for the purpose of prostitution an offence. The current law has been criticized as discriminatory against women. Add new offences A number of new otfcnccs wuld bring the code up to dale in other areas, among them: breath test for impairment would be extended to operators of boats, making drunken sailors liable to Jail, fines and suspension of boating licences. piracy or sabotage would become crimes .sub- led, lo life in prison and carrying weapons or explosives aboard a civil aircraft without authorization would hring up to 14 years in prison. Lise Balcers embarrassing refusal to testify in a case arising out of the Quebec terrorist crisis ap- parently has inspired a provision that would place wo- men on the same basis as men for jury service. Miss Baiccr, linked to Paul Rose, convicted slayer nf Quebec Labor .Minister Pierre Laporlc, based her refusal to testify on the grounds lhat discriminatory provisions in Quebec kept women off juries. Another change Unit might be traced to the 1370 crisis would widen Ihe avenue of appeal against con- viction for i-ontcnipl of court. A person now may appeal his sentence for con- (empf "in Ihe face of Uie court" that is, if you call the judge lo his face but may not appeal the Theft level up Inflation ,-iKn would limn ils cffcd, on the code. niiKuii; l.hi- pclly Uinfl level lo MOO (mm Petty UlCll is Uie rounln's most common criminal offence. Maximum sralcnri? for Ihcfl, under is hvn .lears, for IMI over i! is in years. But hardly iiny- thing worth .slt-aling _ bicycles, auto accessories, all tlic obvious old larfiiM.s is worth loss Mum ?50 nowa- days. Common assaull, which can mean anything from a fhnvc lo bone breaking all.ick, would lx> divided. Com- mon assault would become a minor charge, causing bodiK harm a .scrion.-; our. Other new prnviMons: Boating offences such .is dangerous drivini; would be extended lo m'r cushion vessels; il would become an offence lo disturb Uie and of an apart menl. building by shooting Iho lobbies and corridors, "or by other disorderly and il would become lonelier lo prosenitrt elurp's nf possession of iii.sfnunenls for the purpose of CHOP STICK TRYOUT Mrs. Pat Nixon tries her hand at using chop sticks during tour of the kitchen of Ihe Peking Hotel Tuesday while a Chinese woinnn covers her face in obvious amusemenl. (AP Wirephoto) Geoffrey case ordered OTTAWA (CP1 Speaker Lucicn Lainoureux today or- dered Solicitor Genera] Jean- Pier, o Goyer Lo make public Uie documents in Ihe Geoffrey case which the minister had earlier refused lo reveal. Mr. Goycr said he would com- ply with Hie order during Uie of the day. Convicted wife murderer Yves G-ec-ffroy vanished in De- cember aficr obtaining prison leave lo marry a second time. He hud .served only 18 months of a life term. Eldon Woolliams, Conserva- live just-ice spokesman, said in the Commons today lhat the c.iso "smells lo high heaven." The documents involved are a letter hy Geoffrey himself, one by a social worker who alleg- edly investigated tire case be- fore Geoffrey's release and one by a prison chaplain, Mr. Goyer quoted certain par- agraphs from these letters Mon- day. Mr. Woolliams said it is a Commons rule that documents from which such quotations are taken must he made public in Uieir entirety. The Speaker iiiled that Mr. Woolliains' argument was valid. Any document riled in the Com- mons must be tabled. Former prime minister John Diefenbaker said Mr. Goyer was Irving "Lo conceal and to cover up." to dean up snow MONTREAL (CP) City operators quit clear- ing operations after seven hours today in Uie face of massive traffic jams as MonLrealers hy Ih? thousands defied public ap- peals not to bring private cars into snow-clogged cily streets. Tlie snow rcmovol crews who t.icklcd the huge clearing opera- lion on orders from their union executive di'.spile a four-day strike, were unable, lo function in Ihe chaos caused by traffic jams on imsaltcd streets and thousands of still-buried cars ebandcjned a blizzard si ruck four dnjs ago. The men arc among Uie city's Ji.000 workers who have been on strike since mid- night Friday night. The work- ers, members of Local 301 of the Canadian Union of Public Employers, are protesting lag- Kins ncgoliatJons for a new con- tract. Mi'amvliilo, heavy RTIOW and gusting winds were adding to Lhe congestion o[ downtown streets. Many abandoned cars still dotted main arteries, closing off traffic completely, while one- lane traffic had been est ab- lished nn oilier streets. Fourteen inches of snow had fallen by early this morning. About 500 workers were aN fected by the order lo return to work, a union spokesman said, but no sanding nr salt crews were among those ordered back en the job, All public schools on the is- Innd had been eloped hy Satur- day's storm, but none an- nounced Ihcir intention to re- main closed today. Less than half the city's buses were in operation Monday night and Jean Arpin, city roads de- partment director, announced all garbage collection was being discontinued because of street conditions. Seven killed in explosion in British officers mess AI.DEIiSIIOT, England (API Seven persons, including an army officer, were killed today in a massive bomb explosion Ibal wrecked the officers' mess of a British paratroop brigade. Fire women civilians al Ilin bit! army base were .iniong Ih" drad, finnhridgo Military hospilal said. Thirteen persons injured worn taken to hospital. The explosion was believed caused hy a bomb Icfl in a car parked oulside the officers mess at the headquarters of Ihp Kiln P.iiTchufo Hnilade in (his army c.-imp about M miles southwest nf London. The brigade's First Battalion was involved in the Bloody Sun- day clash in Londonderry Jan. .10. The army has denied charges hy militant Roman Catholics that Ihe. paralroops in- discriminately shot unarmed ci- vilians. The IKA has vowed rc- fur Iho dead. The allegations of murderous shooting had m a d o. ngninsf Ihe paratroops. Tlie Belfast Irish News pub- lished notices loday in which Hie. IDA claimed Ihe four men up Monday in Bel- fast wore of Iho IDA'S .Iro; Belfast Battalion. Chinese leaders warms up PEKING (AP) President Nixon and Premier Chou En-lai held their second summit talks today amid signs that the U.S- president was being accorded the highest honors by the Chinese leadership. A broadside of official Chinese publicity about the ______________________ president's visit blossom- ed in the Peking press. DOWN TO BUSINESS Nixon relumed to the Great Nixon Tories in a The directors of the Lcth- bridge Federal Conservative Association were in an emer- gency meeting at noon today to decide whether to over-rule a technicality that had apparent- ly disqualified Ken Hurlburt as a candidate for the next elec- tion. Some or all of the seven names on Mr. Hurlburt's nom- ination papers were apparent- ly not "duly registered" with party headquarters at Edmon- ton. Association president Julius Gal -Jr. said due lo the com- plexity of the matter, lawyer Gerald Offet had been asked to examine the isuc. "To avoid any more con- troversy, I can't say any more at this said Mr. Gal, VALIDITY QUESTIONED The Herald learned that late Monday, nomination deadline, association secretary Fanny Hopkins questioned the validity of names on Mr. Hurlburt's pa- pers. Mrs. Hopkins said today that ell seven signatures on the Hurlburt nomination form not on an official regis- tration list issued Feb. 18 hy Conservative headquarters at Edmonton. Apparently Mr. Hurlburl. for- mer mayor of Fort Macleod had sold membership cards to friends just prior to having them sign his papers. There was not time, there- fore for these new parly mem- bers to get on the list that was isued from the Edmonton office Feb. 13. Mr. Hurlburt was not avail- able to comment at press time, but campaign supporter Rich- ard Barton said, "on behalf of the Ken Hurlburt campaign I want lo say that Ken Hurlburt will definitely be contesting the nomination at Ihe meeting Monday." GRAY DROPS OUT John Gogo, the only other contestant in the running for Ihe federal Tory nomination, was guarded in his statement loclay about whether he would press the legality of his com- petitor's nomination. "I have no said Mr. Gogo, an investment deal- er, "other than to say that I am interested in seeing done what is right and proper." Dick Gray, a polenlial third contestant who withdrew ba- fore nominalion deadline, has Ihrown his support behind the campaign lo nominate Mr. Gogo Mr. Gray said that Ihe part; should abide by their constitu- tion which disqualify Mr. Hurlburt. but "they can'i just go with Gogo because it would split the parly down the mid- dle Seen and heard About town IJOSPITAL ORDERLY nnn- cnn calmly rt- In a vicious stare of a patient wlio crudley noted that Ihe blade in the razor Iw was using was probably and issued during Hie Boer ar Howi Sloven- son being elected president of the north Men's Lib movement al a Rlag parly after gelling Uio okay from his wifo Slclla. Off Ihe Tly THE CANADIAN PRESS CliC technicians remained off l.hc job in Vancouver. Oalgarv, Halifax and Toronlo loday with Ihe result lhat the Khvond CJJovcr uonn lelcvieiou ftimv a repeal and the radio .show This Country In The Muriunt; was replaced. Hall of the People on Tionan- men Square for his second ses- sion with Chou. But in contract to their largely ceremonial meeting Monday, the session today had all the earmarks of getting to the business of sounding out Uicir agreements and disagreements. Their meeting room today was small and conducive lo an exchange of opinions. Instead of the line of easy chairs in which Uicy posed photograpers Monday, they faced each other across a rectangular table only a few feet wide and wilh only a few aides and interpreters preser.-l. Henry Kissinger, Ihe presi- dent's adviser, was at his right and Slate Secrelary William Rogers a I his left. ATMOSPIIEJtK FRIENDLY Tlie atmosphere at Uie outside was jovial and friendly, and all laughed with relish during the brief picture takuig before the leaders got down to business. Meanwhile Mrs. Nixon began her sightseeing vith a visit to the kitchens of the famed Pe- king Hotel, a citadel of Man- darin cuisine. She displayed ob- vibus pleasure at everything she saw and everything she tasted but finally called a halt lo Uie sampling, commenting: "All 1 seem lo be doing all day is eating I don't want to buy all new clothes when I get back.'' The local and fi.nio had ignored the arrival of the presi- dential party Monday, but today the American visitors were the big story. The Communist party news- paper Peking People's Daily wenl on sale carrying seven pic- tures of Ihe president in Peking. This is far more publicity than is normally received by a head of state visiting China, SHOWN WITII MAO Two of the pictures show Uie U.S. leader in cordial conversa- tion with Chairman Mao Tse- tung, who received the presi- dent at home within a few hours of his arrival in Peking. Apart from the picture cover- age, which also will be carried in newspapers throughout the country, it was noted that NLion was one of the few visitors to China to see 78-year-old Chair- man Mao on the first day. The banquet, at which both sides made appeals for im- proved relations, served to dis- pel the chill of the austerely- correct welcome given the presidenlial party at Peking aii-port earlier in the day. BEIRUT. Lebanon (API Tiiree Aral) hijackers held men including the oldest son of Hie late senator Robert F. Ken- nedy prisoner today a West German jumbo jet in Aden and planted exposives on the plane to keep the police at bay, the Iraqi news agency reported from the capital of South Yemen. Women and children among the plane's 172 passengers were JOSEPH KENNEDY III Held Prisoner allowed to leave Ihe Boeing 747, but the male passengers and the 15 menilitys cf the crew were kepi airoard, Ihe Gorman airline, Lufthansa, said. Among them was 19-year-old Joseph P. Kennedy 111. Later all passengers were re- lersed. Diplomats in Beirut said the hijackers were demanding the release of four Palestinian Arabs on trial in Cairo for the assassination of Premier Tell of Jordan. The diplomats said they had reports that South Yemen's direelor of civil avia- tion had boarded the plane to with the hijackers. Iraqi reports said the three hij.ickc.-rs w ere Palestinians from tlic Organization of Vic- tims of Zionist Occupation in the Jabala refugee camp which is in the Israeli-occupied Gazj Strip. Three Arabs who boarded the. plane in New Delhi hijacked the airliner about an hour after it off from the Indian capital for Athens and Frankfurt The, flight had originated in Tokyo and stepped in Hong Kong and Bangkok en route to New Delhi. The three Arabs all had pass- ports issued during December, in Oman, the coastal sultanate east of South Yemen. They gave their names as Sultan Aljram 30. Abde] Razzak Almalki. 24] and Kassim Ben Said Moha- mad, 22. on the s MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union announced today that its unmanned spaceship Lima 20 had made a soft-landing on the moon adjacent to the northeast end of the Sea of Fertility. Tass, the Soviet news agency, said the equipment aboard the spaceship was functioning nor- mally following the landing, and "the station Luna 20 has started implementing Ihe program of operation on the surface of the moon." There was no indication whether spaceship carried a Lunokhod vehicle lo explore Uie moon's surface. The landing is the first In a "mountainous mainland area" of the moon, (lie Soviet an- nouncement said. 'Avon Driver killed near Aii'tlrie AIRDRIE (CP) Larry Wil- liam Couturier, 20, of Caslor, was killed today when his car left a highway about 15 miles north of Calgary. Power play in JL BEIRUT (AP) Sheik Kha- lifa bin Hamad al Thani. prime minister of the Persian Gulf oil sheikdom of Qatcr, seized power from his cousin before dawn today, Bahraui radio reported. Unconfirmed reports said Uie deposed ruler. Sheik Ahmad bra Ali a] Thani, was on a hunting trip in Iran. The Bahrain broadcast said radio announced' Ihe coup to the former British pro- tectorate's people. a MIKPK KllAl.lPA dclzes power SI1K1K Tll.AM on unntuig trip Sheik Khalifa long has been the strongman of the sheikdom, and his cousin's role as head of slate was a ceremonial one Qalar is a small peninsula that juts into the Persian Gulf from the northeast side of the Arabian peninsula. II has an area of square miles find in 1969 produced nearly 130 mil- lion bairels of crude petroleum. Qatar proclaimed independ- ence last Sept. 1. torminntinR century-old treaties nf defence and fureipn alf.urs wiih Britain. 11 has since became a member of the United Nations and con- cluded a new treaty of friend- ship and co-operation with Brit- nin. Qalar, however, chose to slay oul of a federation proclaimed in December hy sovon neighbor- ing Persian Gulf emirates fol- lowing Britain's military with- drawal from the region. The coup followed reports that Kandi Arabia is Irvine; to weld Qatar, Bahrain and the Rrilish- backcd sulla.nale of Oman inlo an alliance with l.ho Arabian kingdom to counter Soviet infil- trillion in Ihe Persian Gulf. Diplomats in the area consi- dered Sheik Khalil'n's Ink-cover an adjustment r.itlHT than a coup since ho had Iwxiii running Qaljir for Forao years. ;