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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta IRISH MINISTER SHOT John Taylor, min- ister of stale for home affairs in llie Stormonl (Northern Ireland) government, who was shot and injured in Armagh, is shown with liis wife. He was reported out of danger today. (AP Wirephoto) Missiles pact moves closer Tly VINCENT BVIST VIENNA. Austria (Reuter) The Soviet Union and The United Slates are moving on converging courses toward the world's first treaty to limit -nuclear mis- Biles. Both the Kremlin and the White House are keeping nuiel but it appears obvious President Nixon would like to top his visit to Moscow in May with the signing of o first stage treaty. A treaty is still heing hammered out alter more than two years of strategic arms limitation talks, known as SALT. It will probably be confined to de- fensive anti-ballistic missile systems the so-called anti-missiles. The United States has stipulated that ra- tification of an ABM treaty would be linked to progress on a second agreement relating to offensive or strike missiles. No firm date has been set [or the signing of a first stage treaty, but three signs point to progress the planned Moscow visit, optimistic language in a SALT ronimimique issued early in February, and a remark hy a conference source that "treaty language has been studied." It is not clear whether the remaining obstacles limited to technicalities or v. Aether there is still a major political gap between ths two. WOULD BE SIGNIFICANT But if a treaty to limit strategic nuclear arms ia tlgned, it will be a decisive breakthrough, in botli weaponry and psychology. The treaty even if it Is confined to ABMs could mark an historic lirst step towards banning other nuclear weapons. Future stages of nuclear talks between the Soviet Union and the United .Viates are likely to be (ar more complex and protracted since tliey will deal with weapons of proven abilitv. Some nuclear systems are so controversial that tiiey do not yet figure on [lie agenda of the SALT talks. Neither side Is prepared to open up its secret itrike sites to inspeciors from the other side. Nuclear bomber fleets and medium-range missiles have been taken off the agenda for the moment be- cause American and Russian experts cannot agree whether they are strategic weapons. 'Hie negotiations are confined In nuclear A thin] flrni nf flip superpowers' mifMpar EsJs laiiiwliod underwater (rnro submarines also still nff tlw- list. Chinese are stunned bv photo coverage i nj iivon A. tTANGCHOW 'API If the visitinn Americans are. eniert by Cliina's adulation of Own-man MBO. Ihe Clu- "RFs flrp bv thi. rvtrawi'i; and tele-- ?Tir] plipln "f President. Kunn iinrlpj-r.tanrl wiry ft mrm cannnl go fnr r walk along a lovely Inke nr through a palace, court- yard without being (logged every step of the way by TV crews and hordes of photographers. "It is not healthy for President Niki-salm to have las picture taken ton one of tile in- terpreter RuMes. "nis spirit becomes a prisoner in many little black boxes." Radio and press in Uiu'led Slates in the Nunn vitii. seems lo grow more (rantic as Ihe days go In. Tlie. lelfplione rurg at 4 am. May nn the bed bible of James Michener, the author of Tales of l.lw South Pacific who is covering the president's trip for Reader's Dige.'l. "Hi Ihore." said n cheery voice. "This is All Night Dan the Record Man. The caller identified him- self as the friendly neus-and-miisic voice of a 1.000- kilowaft station in the great hinterland of America and urgently asked. "Tell us, Jim, just what is Chairman Mao lalking lo President Nixon Things like l.liiil been bapiXMiinp since the. House gave out the niimes of tlie press ho- tels in China, and editors and broadcasters back homo realized Ihe presielcnlial party i.s just around the corner by satellite. Frank Cormier, (lie Associated Pixss White House rorrcspondenl, heard from nn editor in Manhattan, Kan., asking some Rood questions about problems of prosidenlial security on the China Irip. If turns out Ihe Secret Service never had an easier lime, thanks In full pnrlicipalion of the Chinese in tlie program-planning and Iho nbsonco of any huge, HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 7.ERO The Lethbridcje Herald VOL. LXV No. 65 'Scrums Smith Alberta nnd Southeastern B.C." rc, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUAJIY 26, 1972 Price 15 Cents FIVE SECTION'S PAGES Alberta campuses get less money Historic visit nears end EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government today an- nounced operating grants of million to the Alberta Uni- versities Commission and 511 million to the Alberta Colleges Commission, less than they had requested. The universities commission bad asked for a J072-73 grant o[ 594.9 million and the colleges commission S11.9 million. Last year the universities commis- sion received ?89.5 million and the colleges commission million. The grants must be present- ed In the legislature fw ap- proval, EXPRESS IIEGRET Jim Foster, minister of ad- vanced education, said in a pre- pared statement he recognizes that the grants are less than the commissions asked for and that he regrets the full amounts could not he met. "We fully appreciate the dif- ficulties universities and col- leges are facing ra establishing their he caid. Mr. Foster also said that Hie government is requesting both universities and colleges to hold tuition fees al the same level ns lasl year. The universities' request for grants was based on the uni- versity commission's projection lhal Ihere will not be an in- crease in Uic number of .stu- dents for 1372-7.1. The colleges commission anticipates a 20- pcr-cenl increase in enrolment. CLARK COMMENTS Robert Clark, former Social Credit education minister, said "several million dollars below v.-hat they had asked won't per- mit universities to give pay raises on the same percentage as civil sen-ants get this year. Cuts should be made in uni- versity budgets, he said, but So- cial Credit policy was to give Planes blast bases By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Waves' of Israeli planes to- day blasted Palestine Arab guerrilla bases in southeast Lebanon for the second day as the United Nations Security Council was called into urgent session in New York to debate the earlier Israeli air, ground and armored attack. STARTED FRIDAY Israel launched the attack ui retaliation for raids by giiernlliis based in southern who killed p young Is- raeli couple and m Israeli wil- 'b'cr earlier this week. Tlie Israeli attack was tlie biggest flare-up of violence in the MMdle East in more than a 3'ear. The Security Council session was requested Friday night by Lebanon's minister lo (lie United Nations. Ednuard Glionvj. He called the assault "a large-scale air-ancl-ground flttsck." Soviet moon craft returns to earth MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet mooncrafl t.una 30 returned lo oorth with flic first, soil .simploa from the lunar highlands, Toss announced loday. The unmanned craft touched down safely after Its orango parachute opened over "the pre-set Tass said. The landing was al Moscow time Kridny night. Announcing llie conclusion of the mission, Tass snid, singes of Ihe complicated iment were cnrried out accord- ing to plan." Too many eggs BRISBANE, Australia (Hcu- tcr) The Queensland egg marketing board lias suggested Ihat llie slate's poullry fanners dump more I ban 79 million into the .LTa there i.s no profitable market for me, hugs universities up to Uiree years to make adjustments for falling enrolments. Mr. Clark also said he be- lieves the province's fourth uni- versity" planned for St. Albert, Is "withering." ixon and Chou reach agreement areas HANGCHOW (AP) President Nixon said at this Chinese resort today he has reached "some areas ol agreement" with Premier Chou En-lai. "Note that I said some the United States president cautioned reporters after arriving here from Peking with the Chinese premier. Nixon said a communique on Ihe talks will he is- sued Sunday. WASH-UP TIME President Nixon and Premier Chou En-lal use Ihe Irodilional Chinese hot cloths afler dining in Ihe Peking airport prior to Nixon's departure 1o Hang- Chow, for continuation of his China visil, (AP Wirepholo) Kootenay MLA Nimsick expelled from B.C. house VICTORIA (cpt Ihe sound and fury of the long- est sitting in the history of the British Columbia legisla- ture ended Friday, Premier W. A. C. Bennett looked pleased, opposition MLAs were red-faced and bleary-eyed and a veteran New Democratic Party member was on the out- side looking in. It took the government hours of angry and abusive de- bate to win house approval on Attorney-Genera] Les Peter- son's salary contained In his departmental estimates. An- other hour was spent debating the handling of the rest of his deparlinent's estimates before edjournmont finally came. In tha process, NDP whip Leo Mmsick, the 64-year-old member of East Kootenay, was expelled until Tuesday for defying the orders of Deputy Speaker Herb Bruch to sit down and stop arguing furi- ously against Mr. Bennett's in- sistence on approval of Mr. Pe- terson's estimates. Mr. Nimsick, first elected to the house in 1M9< said Mr. Bennett was determined to prove he "was boss" and ram t h attorney-general's esti- mates through. "He's like an old slave driver and when the slaves revolt a little, he likes to whip them into submission at the expense of the he said of the pre- mier. Red-faced with anger, Mr. Rumors still flying in strangler case Nimsick shouted tlial the pre- mier had ignored the opposi- tion's effort.? to end the silting before midnight. "He didn't have HIE courage or decency to ask us to ne- gotiate at shouted Mr. Nimsick. "Now he comes and nsks us to negotiate at after he showed his contempt for the people. We're not going 10 negotiate now." Deputy Speaker Bruch was standing while Mr. Nimsick was shouting at the premier. "Two members cannot stand at Ihe same said Mr. Bruch. "Then why don't you sit down." Mr. Nimsick retorted. He defied Mr. Bruch's order to leave and walked out only after a motion to expel him was passed 30 to 15. Also 5pc picture- I. OTTAWA (CP) Conserva- tives pointed Friday to fugitive wife-sfrangler Yves Geoffrey's illegal passport and minors that he sold his assets for cash while in prison as evidence that he knew in advance that he would be gelting a "temporary Icflve" to marry. Goorp-s Vslado lervirw Geoffioy m.-iy have raiser] as much a.s Slou.noti on property sales before lieing re- leased Christmas Eve, on a 50- liour leave- to marry Carmen Parent, 27. An ROMP invcst.igiifion al- ready has divulged that a pass- port bearing Geoffrey's pholn Rnd another name was issued Sept. M, nearly three months before the 321-year-old notary gut his leave. was Issued x passport in her own name last June 2.1, the day after Geoffrey applied for permission lo marry her on the grounds dial she would become a mother for his three children. The children are still being cared for by Geotfroy's broth- ers. And (icoffroy, in a note In prison officials nfler his got- ciway, said he didn't intend In Ihe liesl yenrs nf his life, in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. TOM) OF SAI.KS Mr. Valade said Gcoffroy ap- parenty owned n home in St. Jerome, summer collage at Lac NOJP and some projxrty in Montreal, lie said he 1m learned unofficially lhal froy sold the properties bcforft hn via missed when bt failed to return to prison on time Dec. 26. Eldon AVoolliams gary North) said there is a "substantial rumor" in Monf- rca that. Gcoffroy sold his home for an amount that would have it. ''very com- fortable and veT-y pasy for him to qet nut nf country Onsen athns conlin'ied to press for doliiils of Ihe passport Geoffrey is Iwlievwl to have used in his escape. But Acting Prime Minister Mitchell Sharp said police asked to with- hold further information, saying it might jeopardize a worldwide search now under way. GOttS OV BOATRIDE Escorted by Chou. the presi- dent and Mrs. Nixon, ncaring the end of thair visit to the Peo- ple's Republic of China, went on a 212-hour bestride on Hangch- ow's West Lske. Mxrin fed fish in a pond and looked al a Cali- fornia redwood sapling brought to China by the president's ad- vance party as a gift to the Chinese. Tlie president goes next to Shanghai and leaves for home Sunday, North Ameri- can time. In speaking of the conferences ho has had with Chou every day since arriving last Monday, the president said he and the pre- mier agreed not to mske any statements beyond the language of the joint communique riue Sunday. "Tlie communique will speak for Nixon said. Conclusion of a "basic agree- ment" was first announced today by White House press sec- retary Ronald Ziegler, who also declined to give details of what Nixon and Chou had agreed on. But the communique is ex- pected to be couched in general terms and to promise cultural and journalistic exchanges, come expansion of trade, an easing of restrictions on tourist travel 3nd some of continuing contact between the two gov- ernment. WON'T MENTION WAR It was generally assumed that there will be little or no mention of such issues of major disa- greement as the WOT in Indo- china and the Nationalist gov- ernment's hold on Taiwan. And wilh Nixon preparing to visit the Soviet Union in May, there is not likely to be any mention of Peking's feud with Moscow. Ziegler made his announce- ment shortly after Nixon. Chou and Mrs. Nixon few from Pe- king to Hangchow, a favorite vacation spot for Chinese offi- cials on the coast south of Shanghai. The group flies to Shanghai Sunday for an overnight stop there, and the press secretary said the communique will be is- sued there during the afternoon, or between midnight toniglit and early Sunday. The president laid U.S. report- ers he wanted to apologize be- cause his aides had steadfastly refused to discuss the progress oMfc summit conferences in In the evening. President and Mrs. NLxon, along with the Americans accompanying diem, attended a banquet given by Nan Ping, chairman of the revo- lutionary committee of Che- kiang province. A much more informal air prevailed than at the banquets in Peking. Nixon ad-libbed his toast here, whereas in Peking he spoke from a prepared text. The president's remarks con- sisted or praising the talents ol- 'Who that with th9 fet the banquet ehef, Hie efficiency of the waiters and waitresses and the skill of the interpreter. He extolled Hangchow, a city of and received heavy applause when he quoted a Chinese proverb: "Heaven is above, but beneath are Hangchow and Suchou." Suchou is about 50 miles west of Shang- hai. The president got another round of applause from the local Chinese at the banquet when he remarked: "Peking is at the head of China but Hangchow is at the heart of Chins." Premier Chou did not speak, but while sitting next the president afterward he talked with great animation, often throwing back his head in laughter and sipping the potent Chinese liquor mao lai and eat- ing a mandarin orange. Seen and heard LEO MMSICK defies orders About town PITY C.-VB PARK allendanl -lim Purchase remark- ing even Ihe tickel spiltcr is on strike but he can do with- out the machine Liberal party director Halpli Tcnnant. explaining that his occupa- tion is "retire" and what he does with his free time is no- body's business but his own. Record 263 inches of snow at REVELSTOKE. B .C. (CP i A record 263 inches of snow had fallen on tin.? southern British Columbia community by midnight Fri- day ami it was still snowing lightly today. Tile previous record van- tor snowfall was 2C.2 7 inches in the winter of Jf'70- 71. Trudeau wades into opposition OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudoaii fired some clec- tion-styie shots at (he opposition Friday as he wound up what was officially just another meet-the-people lour of North- ern Ontario, 'Ilinnvinf; aside the detached Jlpproach In1 look al a Sruilt Sle. Marie meeting Thursday night, Mr. waded into Ihe Conservatives at meetings Fri- day in SturReon Falls nnd Sud- bnry. Housed by chee.rinR school children M a S'lurgoon Falls liifili .school, llie prime minister charged the Conservatives with spreading lies abiinl an alleged secret i ejwi t downgrading JiCMP traditions. tuggcfitnd Uhcral party reception In Sutlbury that opposition statements may have banned police efforts lo catch convicted wifc-sfranglor Yves Geoffroy. In Sturgeon Falls, Mi'. Tru- denu said the ROMP asked in to use the word "police" on their bu i I d i n RS rather than the letters RCMP. I'OLKT, SIGN CLEAR He said some. Gtnadians do not know what the letters liCJIP renivwenl hut Iho word polifo seems clearer. Hut "some people in Oll.nwa" had invented n nlxiiit .1 secret report seeking to get rid of lit'MP traditions. The remark aimed at former prime minister John Pielenbaker win suggested week that the government has a report which recommends disso- lution of the DCMP and creation of a new force with a new name. Mr. Triidenu said Friday this i.s "pure pure mali- cious invenl'en Tlie had :.pread a "false and phoney story" about a report which never existed. "This is the way people with malicious intent and political aims try to sou" sreds of lent in this country." he .caicl. In Sixlbury, the prime minis- ter laced the for the way if has been questioning the release of convicted wife-stran- Yves Cicofdw from Si Vincent, do Paul ivuilcntiary in Montreal Gcoffroy was given permis- sion to leave the prison to marry his former su'ecthoart but failed to return when his leave expired. Mr. Tnideau jaid the govern- ine'H (ieoffroy acquired a (also pntt.porl lo leave Canada. ItuL tlie government has been risked by police not to make this infonii.ilion public. The prime minister s.nid if the opposition had not made public this fr.i't, flie police niiclil have an easier time catching (ieof- froy. Hut wilh Ihe cat out of tho bng, may avoid using Ihe false passport, mnkinp it more difficult lo find him, Mr. Trudcau said. ;