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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ENOW TORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 10 ABOVE VOL. LXV No. The Letlibridge Herald ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1972 1'RICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS U PAGES AMERICAN TOURIST IN CHINA President Nixon, with Chinese guides and interpreters, Tlrjndb on The Great Wall of China oulside Peking Thursday. (AP Wirepholo) leaves for prisoners i BONN (Renter) West Germany's convicts nil! draw salaries and bo entitled to annual leave under a new law now being prepared by Uio govern- ment. The law, aimed at helping the prisoner rind his way back into society after serving his .sentence, pro- vides for him lo claim pay for his work and apply for leave, and for a woman prisoner lo lake lier child lo priicn if .'.he wants lo. It replaces a series of prison regulations partly dating from the last, century. A draft, suggesting how tire law should be amended, lias been presented by a croup of lawyers, scientists, prison directors and other experts. It was initiated in 1367 by the then minister of justice, Gustav Heinemann, now West Germany's fed- eral president. Convicts who do skilled jobs would receive a mini- mum of 75 per cent of wages paid to outside workers in the region. After money was deducted for board and lodging and taxes, I he prisoner could apply to have the remainder transferred for the maintenance of a fam- ily or the settling of damages. Provide for future A minimum of 30 marks per monlh. about, SKI, must remain at his own disposal for spending in prison. From liis pay prison authorities would deduct a share nf so-called emergency money, lo be handed to the convict on discharge to provide for his maintenance or that of his relatives for six weeks after his release. Prisoners unable to work through no fault of their own will receive adequate pocket money. After working for a minimum of one year, prison- ers would be entitled to enjoy two weeks' paid leave from work. The new law also provides for the possibility of al- lowing the prisoner up lo two weeks' leave oulside pris- on each year after he had sewed one-quarter of his sentence, or a minimum of nine monlhs. PriM-tiiers serving life senlcnccs will onl.v be granted In.-ivr- after 10 ye-irs. A fRr-iilTl Tile killer disease F lias l.imod after a Rlob.il campaign by the World Ileallh Organization and now is endemic in only seven roimlries compared wilh .10 countries nnly five years ?go. The incidence nf the di.se.aFe has nil to only cases in ItiTi (mm cases in 1367, latest, figures from Ihe orgauizalion show. The I'niled Nations agency now is moving in for Ihc kill wilh mass vaccination and close surveillance nf all cases Ihat occur, and hopes lo wipe out the di- sease completely. the body immune lo llw di- by implanting a mild form of it. is Ihe only (irok'Cliotl smallpox. When W.1I.O. began its cradiralion program in 1101 nil smallpox vaccine was elfeclivo. Ilivcsligalions showed than in the endemic countries, where smallpox is a recurring disease and not unpnrled, less than one.- fifth of Ihe vaccine was up In .standard. W.I 1.0. therefore eoncenl rated on improving the quahly of vaccine in Ihe endemic coimlric.s and on building up their supplies wilh gifts from oilier nations, p.'irlicnlarly from Canada, the Soviet, Union and (lie United Males. vaccine now is MI Ihal its poli'ticy caiiiidl lie altered by exlremcs of tcmpe.ra- lure, in tropical rounlnre. Nixon calls for an end to peoples' walls '.A'-.-, 'My ears are burningf From PEKING (CPI United Slates President Nixon visited the Great Wall of China today and called for an end to "walls of any kind between peoples." Then he met with Chinese Pre- mier Chou En-lai for three hours. As usual, nothing emerged from the secret talks in the Great Hall of People. But in 12 hours of la'iks over four ses- sionr, Ihey obviously have been working on bringing their two nations closer together. It was not yet clear whether they had taken up Ihe trouble- some problem of Vietnam. he dive' WINNIPEG (CPI Manitoba Recreation Minister Larry Des- jardins said today he has a statement from a Detroit heavy- weight which says the fighter was threatened and told lo lose a fight to Canadian heavyweight champion George Chuvalo in the second round. The boxer, Jim Clu-islopher, was said to have made the charge Wednesday in a state- ment tn a Winnipeg lawyer. The lawyer, Ron Meyers, turned the statement over today to Desjar- dins, who has jurisdiction over the provincial boxing commis- sion. Desjarclins told reporters the statement from Christopher "claims ha look a dive and that life was threatened." Christopher was knocked mil 111 (he second round of a bout Chuvalo here. Monday niphl. Reading from Ihe slatemcnt, Dcsjanlinj. said Christopher was approached by an unidentified man in bis room in a downtown hotel and told to lose the fight. LIKIC TIIIIEATENUI) "II was a guy who went lo my rwim at Ihc Marlhorough Hotel fnd who said if I wanted to po Communists walk oul o( talks I'AHIS lAI'i The Commun- ist delegations to the Vietnam peace conference walked out of Ihe lalk.s today lo protest the rar.ilalion of I lie U.S. air war last week. The Norlh Vietnamese and Vii-l Cfliig di'legalions said Ihcy would return nevt Tliursrlay. March llm r.K and Souih drlrtMhons- who rallnl off last Thursday's nieol- iiiR-said they would decide lalcr whether Ihey would meet next week. II was Ihe first limo in Uio three-year hislory of Ihe lalks llinl a dclegalion had walked oul .'iflor a si-'.-ion stalled, n ,s. Ambassador Willum ,1. Purler Mid il violated (lie Ciinlc.i-p.nce rules of procedure. back lo Detroit alive the fight would be over hi two. "Xo hits hi the face lo George. That was it. If you want lo go home, get Ihe hell out of here. "He was a while man, dressed in a coat, uncertain as lo age. My trainer Lee Kranlz was there also." Desjardins ordered Ihe boxing commission Wednesday lo carry out separate investigations of the four-fight c.ird al Winnipeg Arena. Premier Lougheed's mother dies CALGARY (CPi iT.dnn Tjoughced. mother of Alberln Premier Poler Loufiheed. died today in hospital al Die age of 70. She had been ill for some limp. Born in Nova Scotia, Mrs. Loughecd moved lo Calgary as n young bricic nnd remained there all her "lift1 She is survived by three chil- dren, Ihc premier: Donald, an Imperial Oil vice-president in Toronto; and Airs, Barbara Loo.y of Okotoks. Mrs. Loughrod was a Wf masler in bridge and von ninny trophies in bridpi: anil Funeral not IK-CII complclrd. P NL'on said before coming hero thai ai least, the prisoners-ol- v.nr !55iie be on the agenda. While such issues as cultural exchanges v.buld lie easier to settle, Chou has made plain he U.S. plans for settling Ihe unaccT.ntable. MFET FRIDAY Chou and isixon mecl again Friday the president visile the Forbidden City. In Ihe evening, the Xixons, with members of the presiden- tial party, guests ol Chou CHINA MAP ON PAGE 22 Due to Uic historical visit of President Nixon's trip to China. The Herald today publishes on page 22 a full cover map as well as facts and figures about China. hope the map will be of par- ticular value to sou them Al- berta sludents. aL an informal Peking duck din- ner in the banquet room of the Great Hall of the People. The press excluded. On liis visit to the Great Wall, an engineering marvel built years ago to keep out bar- barians, Nixon told reporters: "What is most important is we have an open world. "One result of this trip, we hope may be Uiat walls erected, physical like this wall, or whether Llrey are other walls, ideological or philosophical, not divide the people of the world." Looking out across the snow- dusted hills at the long winding westward, he expressed t.lie hope Ihat "peo- ples, regardless of their differ- on I backgrounds and philoso- will have: mi opportunity lo communicate w i I h eacii olhcr." MUST KNOW TI( Ihe nearby burial vaulli of Ihe Ming emperors, Nixon commented: "We have not. known Asia well enough. Communications b a v e been bnrily lie said he hoped many Americans would have a cluincc lo visit. China, and that Chinese would bo able to visit the United States. The, temperature was 27 de- grees for president's first since his arrival in China Monday. He was accom- panied by Mrs. Nixon, Sl-alc Spcrol.'iry William Ropers and members of his staff. Taber selected site of new pork plant The Alberta government. Wednesday approved the con- elruction of a million ling slaughtering a n d njor.essing plan! for smithcrn Alberta. Xorlli American Integrated J''oocl Processors Co. Ltd. of Saskatoon, Snsk. has selected Tahcr for the site. The .site for the plant was selected by Morianty, Hender- son, and Associates of Lellibridge and Calgary, who signed a million contract for Ihe job. Tony Ixrc. local representa- tive for the consulting engi- neering firm, will be in charge of the construction stages of the project. The proposal Li Ui liuild a Pli.i million complex composed of a feed mill, grain storage, abba- loir and packing plunl said Al- berta Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Homer this morning. North American contemplated contacting DREE (Development of Regional Economic Expan- sion after having Ihc approval of our government in relation this project, said Dr. Horner. quired for this plain. The. conditions which UT arc willing Lo give our approval are as follows; that the fanners of AI-- berta shall he given Iho oppor- tunity to produce the hogs re- quired for this plant. Amrrkan can main- tain a research unit bul (Jiu- sb iiilrl ho minimal Noilb American will prn- i ifle a gutiranice that ii will lake off Ihc market I lie hops which il hi-s contracted for All the hops mu-t be sold on iht1 export market. The province then would pet urnujn assurance Ihn' this pro- ji-cl is welcome in Alberta. Alberta department ol agriculture will assure North American IhM Alberta farmn-i cnn supply Ihc iiumixT of hops (hat the requires, if they fire given the necessary lead time lo prepare enough ing animals. Ottawa tightens drug regulations OTTAWA rCP) The govern' ment is clamping lighter con- trols on meUiadouc, frequenlly usnl as a heroin substitute, and amphetamine drugs which are commonly called "speed." Health Minister John Munro announced in the Commons today that new regulations will be enforced whereby the drags can be prescribed only with his pel-mission. Following recommendations made by the LeDaiu commis- sion on the non-medical use o[ drugs, Mr. Muiiro said cians receiving permission to prescribe methadone must bo associated with a specialized clinic. The changes can IM mndo in a few weeks, he said, and the program should be fully operational by June 1. "In the meantime, 1 call on Ihc physicians of Canada to uti- lize restraint in the use of methadone.'' The minister said his depart- ment has received many reports concerning Ihe misuse and abuse of methadone. The LeDain commission, in suggesting that use of the drag b u restricted to specialized treatment clinics, described the drug as ''Ihe most promising of all available approaches lo the opiate narcotic dependence Mr. Munro said sev- eral months ago Ihere was a growing methadone-abuse prob- lem among non-heroin addicts. SEES OVER-PRESCRIBING Air. Munro said that while smaller amounts of amphetam- ine now are being prescribed, "considerable evidence has come to the altcntion of my de- partment indicating the over- prescribing of these drugs by some medical practitioners." There also was evidence that the related drug phenmctrazino and phendimctrazine are mis- used in a similar manner. As a result, he said, these dnips will be limited to the tiTRlmrnf of legitimate medical this case. Ihe rela- tively obscure diseases of narco- lepsy and hyperkinesis. Doctors no longer will lie al- lowed to prescribe Ihem for the treatment of obesity in Ihe form of "diet pills.'1 A list of consulting physicians will he drawn up lo verify the diseases. Govt. spends on each person Doctors strike ROME (Jicnlcr) A slrike by sonic 27.0r'0 liospitnl doclors throughout llaly almost pnra- lyscd 11 o s i I als Wrflnrsd.iy. TCmei'Eciicy services eontinlied. By GAIUl OTTAWA (CT) The federal government plans lo spend abouL for each msn, and child in Canada during the next fiscal year, a slight increase from the SHtiO this year for each of 21 milliou Canadians. The small spending increase may permit a spring election budget with tax culs. The government asked Parlia- ment Wednesday (o approve in expenditures, loans, investments, and old age security payments for Ihe new year which starts April 1. Total government estimates are up only six-tenths of one per cent from the al- located for the current fiscal year. But a shift of money from loans and investments Uo de- partmental programs leaves the government more of its spending [or more -visi- ble to the voter's eye. Also, the estimates do not in- clude expenditures for the re- cently-announced two-price sys- tem for wheat or for planned housing and neighborhood-im- provement programs. The cstimales wore prepared during December and January. Supplementary estimates will be presented to Parliament to cover new spending. LISTS PRIORITIES lu presenting the bulky book of estimates to the Commons, Treasury Board President C. M. Drnry said the government is giving priority to regional eco- nomic expansion, protot'lion of the environment, assistance lo Indians and Eskimos, northern development, and foreign aid. At a news conference, he said Jess money will be needed to stimulate the economy and cre- ate jobs because government measures now are boosting the economy and reducing unem- ployment. Mr. Dairy sr.id the increase in government spending over the last few years has been at about the same rale as in- creases in the gross national product. But Conservative! critic 'Mar- cel LamlxM'l. (ICdmonlon Wosl) attacked Ihe government for al- lowing expenditures to almost triple m II) jcars: gels bigger and bigger ?nd bigger and it's not nccesrarih good for the coun- he said. West By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA All four western provinces combined get far less out of federal government cof- fers than Ihe single province of Quebec, capital spending esti- mates for (he coming year re- vealed here Wednesday. The disparity, stovn in the capital spending plans of the federal public works and trans- port departments, is obvious despite the fact that: The populations of the two 'areas' are roughly the same. The geographical area of the four western provinces is far greater than that o[ Quebec. The so called 'have' prov- inces of Alberta ajid British Columbia contribute heavily to 'the-have-nof province of Que- bec through equalization pay- Tli? SLV7-I3 million In bud- CKsry expenditures for s-hov.s thai Ihe federal trans- port clepanincr.l plans lo spend a total of s2C7.li2S.OOn in Ihc coining fiscal year en major projects. A breakdown shows that S1C4.I43.000 of this will go lo Quebec alone. The four western provinces coin'iincd get only marc than a (j'.'.arLT of the cxpor.dilurcs Quebec. Tile city cf CKIawa alone decs even beticr llian the en- lire province of Quebec ,vid all four western provinces and the Tcirilones combin- ed, Ottawa gels expenditures oi ?V22.174.000 million mil ol a public works biidcef for all nf r.inada of Seen and heard About town i III V K B I N G carpenter Ivnlnii Tvisliini; lu1 accountant durinR New statement in Geoffrey case tin L mil i Mill ULI i u i cold weather spells food drive-in employee Marilyn hrrs, rubbing her cold nose whilo mumbling Women's Lib slcpan a bou I cmial pay for equally cold work Hurlt KinuilD promising to keep Ihc linl chocolalo pot hoi for cor- li 1 torn OTTAWA (C'P) Solicitor- Crnernl .Iran-PirriT. {lover (old Ihe loday thai the nnly quoslion in l.lio minds of prison in (.lie Yves case wn.'i whclhor the cnm'ic'cd wifo innrdcrer should be given leave of W or 72 liours lo ni.nrry liis mistress, They decided on hours. m ii r r i o d I'.'trrni iiiilsido Ihe prison find (hen vnn- Ishrrl on a for pod pfissporl. Mr. Goycr'.s now frtalcmcnt in (lie Conimons on the cnsn led In n renewed demand by (he Con- servatives for a judicial inquiry and by flic NDP for the tabling of all pertinent documents. The opposition shouled wilh laughter when Mr. Cover said (he decision was between Sfl Jionrs and 72. Tlie. Liberals did nol join in and looked embar- rassed. Mr. Hover said M persons were involved in the decision lo nllow (Icoffroy out. of prison lo at tr.r sciTiug I i numUis of n life sentence for sl.ian.t'JinR his wife and selling Uio body i.firo. Jlr. Cioyer said Ihn decision by these 1-1 was unanimous. The "only1' question, ho added, was whellicr (ieoffroy should be. Riven 50 or 72 hours outside prison lo bn married to the woman with whom ho bad lived fur nine months while hi-; u ifi1 was slill aliuv David Lewis, Xnr leader, said Ihe three document Inbleil M far by Mr. orders of Commons Speaker Lucien La- thai. cveiTone, involved the would lake place ilhin I lie pi-i.'-oii, Si. Vmmii dc i'anl. Mr. s.'iid there arc Oilier in the case, such as Uie recorded decisions of prison authorities. Mr. Ix'wis demanded thai nil Ihe docuninrLS he made puhhc and Martini Asselin lev Ihe demniid for n full judicial ;