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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta IRISH MINISTER SHOT John Taylor, min- ister of slate for home affairs in the Stormont (Northern Ireland) government, who was shot and injured in Armagh, is shown with his wife. He was reported out of danger today. (AP Wirephoto) Missiles pact moves closer By VINCENT BUST VIENNA Austria (Reuter) The Soviet Union and The United Stales are moving on converging courses toward the world's first treaty to limit -nuclear mis- Both Kremlin and the White House are keeping quiet but it appears obvious President Nixon would like lo top his visit to Moscow in May with UK signing of a first-stage treaty. A treaty is still being hammered out. after more than two years of strategic arms limitation talks, known as SALT. H will probably be confined to de- fensive anti-ballistic missile systems the so-called anti-missiles. The United States has stipulated Uiat 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 for the signing of a first-stage treaty, but three signs point to progress the planned Moscow visit, optimistic language in a SALT communique issued early in February, and a remark by a conference source that "treaty language has been studied." It is not clear whether the remaining obstacles limited to technicalities or whether there is still a. major political gap between the t'.vo. WOULD BE SIGNIFICANT But if a treaty to limit strategic nuclear arms is signed, it will be a decisive breakthrough, in both weaponry and psychology1. The treaty even if it Is confined to ABMs could mark an historic first step towards banning other Duclear weapons. Future stages of nuclear wms talks between the Soviet Union and the United bVates are likely to be tar more complex and protracted since they will deal with weapons of proven ability. Some nuclear systems are so controversial that they do not yet figure on the agenda of the SALT talks. Neither side is prepared to open up its secret itrike sites lo inspectors 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 to strategic nuclear arms. A third s.mi nf Hip, superpowers' unclear arse- nuclear missiles launched underwater from submarines are olso still nff UK list. The LetHbridge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 7.ERO VOL. LXV No. 65 "Serving Smith Alberta and Southeastern ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1972 Price 15 Cents FIVE SECTIONS PAGES Alberta campuses get less money Historic visit nears end EDMONTON (CP) 'Hie Al- berta government today an- nounced operating grants of million to the Alberta Uni- versities Commission and million to (lie Alberta Colleges Commission, less than they had requested. The universities commission bad asked for a 1972-73 grant of S94.9 million and the colleges commission million. Last year the universities commis- sion received S89.5 million and the colleges commission million. The grants must be present- ed to the legislature for ap- proval, EXPRESS REGRET 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 be met. "We fully appreciate the dif- ficulties universities and col- leges are facing in establishing their he said. Mr. Foster also said that the government is requesting both universities and colleges to hold tuition fees at the same level as last year. The universities' request for grants was based on the uni- versity commission's projection that I here will not be an in- crease in the number of stu- dents (or 1972-7.1. The colleges commission anticipates a 20- per-cent increase in enrolment. CLARK COMMENTS Robert Clark, former Social Credit education minister, said "several million dollars below what they had asked won't per- mit universities to give pay raises on the same percentage as civil servants get this year. Cuts should be made in uni- versity budgets, he said, but So- cial Credit policy was to give Planes Chinese are stunned by photo coverage By IIVGH A. MULUGAN HANGCHOW 'API If the visiting Americans are. by China's adulation nf Clvnrrnan Mao. the. Chi-- "PFS are by t.ho extensive and persistent Tision 3TKJ pho-tn nf Prp.-viHerit. NlSrm rannot imrjprslsnd why ninn cannot go frT f walk alonp a lovely Inke or through a palace court- yard without being dogged every step of the way by TV crews and hordes of photographers. "It, is not healthy for President to have his picture taken loo worried one of in- terpreter guides. "His spirit becomes a prisoner in many little black boxes." Radio and press interest, in the United Slates in the Nixon visit, seems to grow more frantic as the days go by. Tire telephone rang at 4 a.m. today on the bed table of James Michcuer, the author of Talcs of the South Pacific who is covering the president's trip for Reader's Digest. "Hi there." said a cheery voice. "This is All Night Dan the Record Man. The caller identified him- self as the friendly ncws-and-music voice of a 1.000- kilowafl station in the great hinterland of America and urgently asked: "Tell us, Jim, just. what, is Chairman Mno talking to President Nixon Things like flint have boon happening ever since Hie. While House gave out, the names of the press ho- tels in China, and editors and broadcasters back home realized the presidential party is just around the corner by satellite. Frank Cormier, the Associated Press White House correspondent, hoard from an editor in Manhattan, Kan., asking some good questions about problems o( presidential security on the C'hiiu trip. It turns out Ihe Secret Service never had mi easier time, thanks tn full participation of the Chinese in Ihe program-planning and thu nbsonco of any huge, crowds. universities up to three 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." blast bases Soviet moon craft returns to ear th ixon and Chou reach areas of agreement 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 altack. STARTED FRIDAY Israel launched the attack I'Yiday in retaliation for raids by guerrillas based in southern Lebanon who killed s young Is- raeli couple and an Israeli sol- flier earlier this week. The Israeli attack was His biggest flare-up of violence in the MXIdle East in more than a year. The Security Council session was requested Friday night by Lebanon's minister to the United Nations. Edouard Ghon-a. He called the assault "3 large-scale air-and-ground attack." MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet inooncrsft, Luna 30 returned to earth with the first, soil samples from the lunar highlands, Tass announced May. The unmanned craft touched down safely after Its orange parachute opened over "Ihe pre-set Tass said. The landing was at Moscow time Friday night. Announcing the conclusion of the mission, Tass said, "all slagcs of Ihe complicated exper- iment were carried out accord- ing lo plan." Too many eggs BRISBANE, Australia (Ren- ter) The Queensland egg marketing board has suggested that the slate's poultry farmers dump more Hun 7i) million OKRS into the sen there is no profitable, market for Uio, hugs turplus f ggs. HAKGCHOW (AP) President Nixon said at this Chinese resort today he has reached "some areas of 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 the talks will be Is- sued Sunday. WASH-UP TIME President Nixon and Premier Chou En-loi use the traditional Chinese hot cloths after dining in the Peking airport prior to Nixon's departure lo Hang- Chow, for continuation of his China visit. (AP Wirephoto) Kootenay MLA Nimsick expelled from B.C. VICTORIA (CP) When Hie sound and fury of the long- est sitting in the history of the British Columbia legisla. tura ended Friday, Premier W. A. C. Bennett looked pleased, opposition MLAs were red-faced and bleary-eyed and e veteran New Democratic Party member was on the out- side looking in. It look the government ISH hours of angry and abusive de- bate to win house approval on Attorney-General Les Peter- son's salary contained In his departmental estimates. .An- other hour was spcnl debaling the handling of the rest of his deparlment's estimates before adjournment finally came. In the process, NDP whip Leo Mmsick, the 64-year-old member of East Kootenay, was expelled until Tuesday for defj'ing the orders of Deputy Speaker Herb Bruch to sit down and slop arguing furi- ously against Mr. Bennett's in- sistence on approval of Mr. Pe- terson's esfimates. Mr. Nimsick, first elected to the house in 1949' said Mr. Bennett was determined to prove he "was boss" and ram t h e 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 Ihe expense of the he said of the pre- mier. Red-faced with anger, Mr. Rumors sdll flying in strangler case Nlmslc-k shouted thai the pre- mier had ignored the opposi- tion's efforts to end the sitting before midnight. "He didn't have the courage or decency to ask us to ne- gotiate at shouted Mr. Nimsick. "Now he comes and asks us to negotiate at after he showed his contempt for the people. We're not going lo negotiate now." Deputy Speaker Bruch was standing while Mr. Nimsick was shouting at the premier. "Two members cannot stand at the 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 see picture. Page t. OTTAWA (CP) Conserva- tives pointed Friday to fugitive wife-strangler Yves Geoffrey's illegal passport and minors that he sold his assets for cash while in prison as evidence that hs knew well in advance that, he would be getting a "temporary leave" to Georges Valad" real St.p. said in i'v ten-Sow Gcoffroy mny have raised as much as on property sales before being re- leased Christmas Eve, on a 50- liour leave' to marry Carmen Parent, 27. An ROMP investigation al- ready has divulged that a pass- port bearing Geoffrey's photo and another name was issued Sept. ?fl, nearly three months before Ihe 38-year-old notary got Ills loavc. Miss Parent was issued a passport in her own name last June Si, the day after Gcoffroy applied for permission to marry her on the grounds that she would become a mother for his throe children. The children arc still being c.ii-cd for by Geoffrey's broth- ers. And Geoffrey, in a note In prison officials nflcr hi.s got- ciw.'iy, said ho didn't, intend lo .spend Ihe Ix'st years of his lifo in prison for a murder he says ho didn't commit. TOLD OF SALES Mr. Val.'ido said Gooffroy ap- parcnty owned a home in St. Jerome, a summer cottage at Lac Noip and some property in Montreal, lie said he has learned unofficially lhat C.e.if- froy sold the properties bcfors but missed whoa failed to return to prison on time Dec. 26. Eldon Woolliams (PC-Cal- gary North) said there is a "substantial rumor" in Mont- rca that Geoffrey sold his home for HO.OOO, an amount lhat would have made it. "very com-- fortable and very easy for him to gel, out of UIP country Conservatives continued t n press for details of the passport Geoffrey is believed to have used in his escape. But Acting Prime .Minister Mitchell Sharp said police asked him to with- hold further information, saying it might jeopardize fl worldwide search now under way. GOES ON BOATRIDE Escorted by Chou. the presi- dent and Mrs. Nixon, ncaring the end of thsir visit to the Peo- ple's Republic of China, went on a 2'i-hour boatride on Hangch- ow's Wesl Lske. Mxon 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. The president goes next to Shanghai and leaves for home North Ameri- can time. In speaking of the conferences he has had with Chou every day since arriving last Monday, the president said he and the pre- mier agreed not to make any statements beyond the language of the joint communique due Sunday. "The communique win speak for Nixon said. Conclusion of a "basic agree- ment" was first announced today by White House press sec- retary Ronald Ziegier, 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 cullural and journalistic exchanges, seme expansion of trade, an easing of restrictions on tourist travel and some of continuing contact between the two gov- ernments. WON'T MENTION WAR It was generally assumed thai there will be little or no mention of such issues of major disa- greement as the war in Indo- china and the Nationalist gov- ernment's hold on Taiwan. And with Nixon preparing to visit the Soviet Union in May, mere is not likely to be any mention of Peking's feud wilh Moscow. Ziegier made his announce- menl shortly after Nixon, Chou and Mrs. Nixon flew 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 slop there, and the press secretary said the communique will be is- sued there during the afternoon, or between midnight tonight and early Sunday. flic president, told U.S. report- ers he wanted to apologize be- cause his aides had steadfastly refused lo discuss the progress of his summit conferences in Peking. In the evening. President and Mrs. Nixon, along with the Americans accompanying them, attended a banquet given by Nan Ping, chairman of the revo- lulionary committee of Che- kiang province. A much more informal air prevailed than at the banquets in Peking. Nixon ad-libbed his toasl here, whereas in Peking he spoka from a prepared text. The president's remarks con- sisted of praising the talents of 'Who lhat with Ih9 fit the banquet chef, the 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 Ihe head of China but Hangchow is at the heart of China." Premier Chou did not speak, but while sitting next to the president afterward he talked with great animation, often throwing back his head in laughter and sipping the potent Chinese liquor mao tai and eat- ing a mandarin orange. Seen and heard LEO MMSICK defies orders About town pITY CAR PARK attendant Jim Purchase remark- ing even the ticket spitter is on strike but he can clo with- out (lie machine Liberal pally director Ralph 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 Revelsloke REVELSTOKE. B .C. (CP 1 A record 263 inches nf snow had fallen on tins southern British Columbia community by midnight Fri- day and it was still snowing lightly today. Tile previous record win- ter snowfall was 2T.2.7 inches in the winter of 1970- 71. Trudeau wades into opposition OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau fired some elec- tion-style shots at the opposition Friday as he wound up what was o" f f i c i a 11 y just another mcet-tho-people tour of North- ern Ontario. 'Hinnring aside Ihe flelachod approach lie look al a S.-mlt Sic. Marie meeting Thursday night, Mr. Tnideaii waded into Ihe Conservatives at meetings Fri- day in Sturgeon Falls and Sud- bury. Housed by cheering school children at a Sturgeon Falls high school, the prime minister charged the Conservatives with spreading lios aliiinl an nllcfied secret, reiwrt downgrading HCMP traditions. iuggestntt Uncral party reception in Sudbury that oppo'sition statements may have banned police efforts to catch convicted wife-stranglcr Yves Geoff roy. In Sturgeon Falls, Mr. Tru- denu said the. ROMP asked per- mission in to nso the word on their ti 11 i 1 d i n g s rather than the letters RCJIP. POLICE SIGN CLEAR He said some Canadians do not know what the letters HCMP represent hut tho word police seems clearer. Hut. "some people in Ottawa" had invented a slory alwut .1 secret report, sacking lo get rid of lit'MP traditions. The remark seemed aimed at former prime minister John piefenhaker who suggested week that the government has a report which recommends disso- lution of Ihe RCMP and creation of a new force with a new name. Mr. Trudeau said Friday this is "pure baloney, pure mali- cious invention Tlie had spread a "false and phoney story" about a report which never existed. "This is the way people with malicious intent, and political fiims try to seeds of discon- tent in i.his he said. In Sudbury, the prime minis- ter laced the. opposition for the way it has been questioning the. release of convicted wife-stran- filiT Yves from fit Vincent, do Paul penitentiary in Montreal. Gcoffroy was given permis- sion to leave the prison to marry his former sweetheart but failed to return when his leave expired. Mr. Trudeau Jaid the govern- ment know Geoffrey acquired a false pasi.port lo leave Canada, lint the government has been nsked by police not to make this information public. The prime minister snid if the opposition had not made public this tf.fi, the police might have. an easier time catching Gcof- froy. But. with tho cat out of tho bng, GooH.'ny may avoid using Ihe false passport, making it more difficult lo find him, Mr. Trudeau said. ;