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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ENOW TORECA5T HIGH TODAY 10 ABOVE OL IAV No l The Lethbridge Herald ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 24 PAGES AMERICAN TOURIST IN CHINA President Nixon, with Chinese guides and interpreters, r-tands on The Great Wall of China outside Peking Thursday. (AP Wirephoto) Wages, leaves for prisoners JL BONN (Renter) West Germany's convicts ivill draw salaries and be entitled to annual leave under a new law now being prepared by the govern- ment. The low, aimed at helping the prisoner find his way back into society after serving his sentence, pro- vides for him to claim pay for his work and apply for leave, and for a woman prisoner lo take her child to prison if ;.hc wants to. It replaces a series of prison regulations partly dating from the last century. A draft, suggesting how lire law should be amended, has been presented by a group of lawyers, scientists, prison directors and other experts. It was initialed in 1967 by the then minister of justice, Gustav Hednemann, 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, the 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 month, about, must remain at his own disposal for spending in prison. From his pay prison authorities would deduct a share nf so-called emergency money, io 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 to two weeks' leave outside pris- on each year after he had served one-quarter of his sentence, or a minimum of nine months. Prisoners serving life sentences only be granted after 10 years. smallpox tamed flFAKVA 'Router! Tlie killer disease smallpoj bns tamed after a global campaign by the World Health Organisation and now is endemic in only seven countries compared with .TO countries only five years ago. The incidence nf the disease has been nil to only cases in W7I from cases in latest figures from the organization show. The United Nations agency now is moving in for the kill with mass vaccination and close surveillance of all case.s that occur, and hopes lo wipe out the di- sease completely. the tody immune lo the di- implanting a mild form of it is the only protection smallpox. When W.I1.0. began its eradication program in IW7. 1101 all smallpox vaccine was effective. Investigations showed than in UK; endemic countries, where smallpox is a recurring disease and not imported, less than one- fifth of the vaccine was up lo standard. W.1I.O. therefore concentrated on improving Ilia quality of vaccine in the endemic coiuitries and on building up their supplies with gifls from olhcr nations, particularly from Canada, the Soviet, Union and the United Stales. vaivinc now is fmv.e-dried MI thai its potency cannot lie altered by extremes of tempera- lure, in tropical counfriDS, Nixon calls for an end les9 walls w, fs 'My ears are burning.1" From PEKING (CP> United States 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 the People. But in 12 hours of talks over four ses- they obviously have been working on bringing their two nations closer together. It was not yet clear whether they had taken up the trouble- some problem of Vietnam. "ighter claims WINNIPEG (CP) Manitoba Recreation Minister Larry Des- jardins said today be has a statement from a Detroit heavy- weight which says the fighter was threatened and told to lose a fight: to Canadian heavyweight champion George Chuvalo in the second round. The boxer, Jim Christopher, was said to have made the charge Wednesday in a state- ment t" a Winnipeg lawyer. The lawyer, Ron Meyers, turned the statement over today to Desjar- dins, who has jurisdiction over the provincial boxing commis- sion. Desjardins told reporters the statement from Christopher "claims he took a dive and that his life was threatened." Christopher was knocked wit ni (.lie second round of a bout with Chuvalo here Monday niphl. Reading from the statement, Dcsjaniins said Christopher was approached by an unidentified man in his room in a downtown hotel and told to lose the fight. L1FK THKEATENKl) "It was a guy who went to my room at the Mnrlborough Hotel fnd who said if I wanted to go Communists walk oul of talks I'AHIS iAIM The Commun- ist delegations to the Vietnam peace conference walked out of the talks today lo protest the escalation of I lie U.S. air war last. week. The North Vietnamesr find Viet delegations .said they would return next Thursday, March 2. Hut the I'.S. and Souih Viel.namosc drlcgut ions- -who railed off last Thursday's meet- ing-said they would decide later whether Ihcy would meet next. week. 11 was the first time in l.ho Ihrce-year history of the talks (li.'il. n delegation had walked oul nfdT a SC--MMII sbrloii. U.S. Ambassador William ,1. Porter MM! it violated the. cnnforence rules o( procedure. back to Detroit alive the fight be over in two. "Xo hits in the face to George. That was it. If you want to go home, get the hell out of here. "He was a white man, dressed in a coat, uncertain as to age. My trainer Lee Krantz was there also." Desjardins ordered the boxing commission Wednesday lo carry out separate investigations of the four-fight card at Winnipeg Arena. Premier Lougheetfs mother dies CALGARY (CP! F.diia TjOugheed. mother of Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed. died today in hospital at the age of 70. She had been ill for some time. Born in Nova Scotia, Mrs. Lougheed moved to Calgary as a young bride and remained there all her life. She is survived by three chil- dren, the premier: Donald, an Imperial Oil vice-president in Toronto; and Mrs, Barbara Loey of Okotoks. Mrs. Lougheed was a mastcr in bridge and won many trophies in bridge and coif. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. said before coming here that at least the prisoners-of- war issue would be on the agenda. While such issues as cultural exchanges would be easier to settle. Chou has made plain he considers U.S. plans for settling the war unacceptable. MEET FRIDAY Chou and will meet again Friday alter the president visits the Forbidden City. In the evening, the Nixons, with members of the presiden- tial party, were guests of Chou CHINA MAP ON PAGE 22 Due to Uie historical visit of President Nbion's trip to China, The Herald today publishes on page 22 a full cover map as well as facts 2nd figures about China. We hope the map will be of par- ticular value to southern Al- berta students. at an informal Peking duck din- ner in the banquet room of the Great Hall of the People. The press was excluded. On his visit to the Great Wall, an engineering marvel built years ago to keep out bar- barians, Nixon told reporters: "What is most important is that we have an open world. "One result of this trip, we hope may be Uiat walls erected, whether physical like this wall, or whether they are other walls, ideological or philosophical, will not divide the people of the world." Looking out across the snow- dusted hills at the long wall winding westward, he expressed the hope that "peo- ples, regardless of their differ- cut backgrounds and philoso- phies, will have an opportunity to communicate w i t h each other." MUST KNOW ASIA Later at the nearby burial vaults of the Ming emperors, Nixon commented: "We have not known Asia well enough. Communications h a v c been badly neglected." He said he hoped many Americans would have a chance to visit. China, and that Chinese would be able to visit the United Stales. The temperature was 27 de- grees for president's first sightseeing since his arrival in China Monday. He was accom- panied by Mrs. Nixon, SUile Si-crelai-y William Rogers and olhcr members of his staff. Taber selected site of new pork plant 'Hie Alberta government. Wednesday approved the con- struction of a million hog slaughtering and processing plant for southern Alberta. Xorlh American Integrated Food Processors Co. Ltd. of Saskatoon, Sask. has selected Taber for the site. The .site for the plant was selected by Moriarity, Hender- son, Lee and Associates of Lellibridgc and Calgary, who signed a million contract for the job. Tony Lee. local representa- tive for (he consulting engi- neering firm, will be in charge of the construction stages of the project. The proposal is to bulk] a million complex composed of 3 feed mill, grain storage, abba- toir and packing plant said Al- berta Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Homer this morning. North American contemplated DREE (Development of Regional Economic Expan- sion) after having the approval of our government in relation u> this project, said Dr. Homer. quired for this plant. The conditions which wr are willing to give our approval are as follows; that the farmers of A1-" berta shall be given the oppor- tunity to produce the hogs re- quired for (his plant. Amrrkan can ma in-- lain a research unit bul slviulrl he minimal. North American will pro- Mtle a guarantee that ii will lake off the market the hops which il hfis contracted for All the hogs be sold on export market. The province then would pet uriiujn assurance that this pro- ject, is welcome in Alberta. The Alberta department of agriculture will assure North American Alberta farmers can supply lbe numiwr of hogs that the plant, requires, if they are given the necessary lead time to prepare enough breeoN ing animals. Ottawa tightens drug regulations OTTAWA (CP) The govern- menl, is clamping tighter con- trols on nielhadoDC, frequently used 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 drugs can be prescribed only with his permission. Following recommendations made by the LeDaiu commis- sion on the non-medical use of. drugs, Mr. Munro said physi- cians receiving pel-mission to prescribe methadone must be associated with a specialized clinic. The regulatory changes can be made in a few weeks, he said, and the program should be fully operational by June 1. "In the meantime, f call on the physicians of Canada to uti- lize restraint in the use of methadone." The minister said his depart- ment has received many reports concerning the misuse and abuse of methadone. The LeDain commission, in suggesting that use of the ding b e restricted to specialized treatment clinics, described the drug as ''the most promising of all available approaches to the opiate narcotic dependence problem." Mr. Munro said sev- eral months ago there was a growing metliadone-abuse prob- lem among non-heroin addicts. SEES OVER-PRESCRIBING Mr. Munro said that while smaller amounts of amphetam- ine now are being prescribed, "considerable evidence has come to the attention of my de- partment indicating the over- prescribing of these drugs by some medical practitioners." There also was evidence that tho related drug phenmetrazino and phendimetrazine are mLv used in a similar manner. As a result, he said, these drugs will be limited to the trealmpnt of legitimate medical this case, the rela- tively obscure diseases of narco- lepsy and hyperkinesis. Doctors no longer will be al- lowed to prescribe them for the treatment of obesity in the form of "diet pills." A list of consulting physicians win be drawn up to verify the two diseases. Govt. spends on each person Doctors strike ROME (Keuter) A strike by some 27.0CO hospital doctors throughout. Italy almost para- lysed h o s p i I als Wednesday. Emergency services continued. By GARR FAIRBAin.V OTTAWA iCP) The federal government plans to spend about for each man, woman and child in Canada during the next fiscal year, a slight increase from the this year for each of 21 million Canadians. The small spending increase may permit a spring election budget with tax cuts. The government asked Parlia- ment Wednesday to approve in expenditures, Joans, investments, and old age security payments for the 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 Ur> de- partmental programs leaves the government with more of its spending for projects more visi- ble to the voter's eye. AJso, 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 estimates were prepared during December and January. Supplementary estimates will be presented to Parliament to cover new spending. LISTS PRIORITIES In presenting the bulky book of estimates to the Commons, Treasury Board President C. M. Drury said (.he government is giving priority to regional eco- nomic expansion, protection of the environment, assistance to Indians and Eskimos, northern development, and foreign aid. At a news conference, he said less 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. Drury said the increase in government spending over tlie last few years has been at about the same rate as in- creases in tlie gross national product. But Conservative critic Mar- cel Lambert (Kdmonton West) attacked the government for al- lowing expenditures to almost triple in ID years: "Government gets bigger and bigger p.nrt bigger and it's not necessarily good for the coun- he said. West By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA AU four western provinces combined get far less out of federal government cof- fers than the single province of Quebec, capital spending esti- mates for the coming year re- vealed here Wednesday. The disparity, shown 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 of Quebec. The so called 'have' prov- inces of Alberta and British Columbia contribute heavily to 'the-have-not' province of Que- bec through, equalization pay- ments. The million in bud- getary expenditures for 1972-7I} shov.s that the federal trans- port department plans to spend a total of sM7.62S.OOn in the coming fiscal year en major projects. A breakdown shows that SIM.145.000 of this will go to Qusbec alone. The four western provinces combined get only more than a quarter of the expenditures for Quebec. The city cf Ottawa alone docs even better than the en- tire province of Quebec r.nd all four western provinces and the Northwest Territories combin- ed. Ottawa gets expenditures of S122.CT.OOO million out of a total public works hndsct for all of r.inada of Seen and heard About town III V E R I N G carpenter Alrx Kal.iii wishing he was nil accountant during cold weather spells food drivc-in employee Marilyn lifrs, rubbing her cold nosa while mumbling Women's Ub slngan itlxiul equal pay for equally cold work liartt Khmilo promising to keep the hoi chocolalo pol. hot for cor- visitors, New statement in Geoffroy case OTTAWA (CP) Solicitor- Onernt .lenn-PicnT. Clover told Ilio loday thai the only question in l.ho minds of prison aufhorilirs in the Yves G oof f roy was whether the tvmvie'ed wife murderer should IK- given leave of 50 or 72 hours io marry his mistress. They decided on 50 hours. Geoff roy m a r r i e d Carmrn Pamil mil.sido I ho prison walls Christmas Kve and Mien van- ished on a forged passporl. Mi. Cover's new statement in (he Commons on the case led tn a renewed demand by the Con- servatives for a judicial inquiry and by the NDP for the tabling of all pertinent documents. The opposition shouted with laughter when Mr. Cover said tlv> decision was between lifl liours and 72. The Liberals did nol join in and looked embar- rassed. Mr. Coyer said M persons wore involved in the decision lo nllow Geoff roy out, of prison to married alter serving 11 months of n life sentence for strangling his wife and setting the body Mr. Coyer said the decision by these 1-1 was unanimous. The "only'1 question, ho nritled, was whellicr (ieoffroy should be. given 50 or 72 hours outside prison lo be married to thf woman with whom ho had livoti for nine months while his was still David Lewis, NOT lender, said the throe documents tabled KO far by Mr. orders of Commons Speaker Lucien thai, everyone involved resumed tho mamasc would lake place within the priori, St. Vincent do "i'aul. Mr. said there arc oihor dornnvn's in tho snob as Um recorded decisions of prison authorities. Mr. I.wis demanded that all tho bo made public and Martial Assoliu leuiix) renewed the demond for n full judicial inquiry. ;