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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta COOL CAT No, this baby Jaguar at the Dallas, Tex., zoo did not have a tooth extracted. He was just finding a way to keep warm during the recent cold spell which saw temperatures drop to the 40s. It will probably be a passing fad because the temperatures ore supposed to rise to the 60s by the weekend. Boxcar battle losing punch By EGON FRECH Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The battle of the boxcars, once vig- orously fought every year on parliament hill, seems lo bo waning of late as the government finds ever- faster ways of moving grain from prairie elevators lo terminals at Hie Lakehead and the Pacific Coast. Not many years ago, the boxcar question came up nearly every day during the daily question period in the House of Commons, as western MPs sought an- swers on why their specific areas weren't getting as many empty boxcars as other areas. Then, about three years ago, the "block of moving grain was introduced to the Canadian prai- rles. This sparked even more heated debate, as prairie MPs again sought explanations of how the new system would work and expressed doubts about its efficiency. But the new system seems to be working belter than anticipated, and veteran observers on Parliament Hill say the incidence of questioning about' grain movements has dropped sharply. Now and then, a veteran soldier like 'John Diefen- baker will raise the issue, perhaps supported by Alf P. Cleave, the NDP MP from Saskatoon-Biggar. Usually, however, Manpower and Immigration Minister Otto Lang, who is in charge of the Canadian wheat board, is able to come up with some pretty im- pressive figures on grain movement that discourage hte questioners from further pursuing the subject. Iron out problems The time honored annual visit of Hie officials of the Canadian National Railways and CP Rail to Par- liament Hill Is being continued this year, but it is attracting considerably less attention than in the past. This visit allows prairie MPs to meet with the railway officials and iron out problems in their own particular areas. Once last month, when Mr. Diefenbaker raised the transportation question, Mr. Lang cooly replied that the block system of moving grain was indeed work- ing. In fact, he just happened to have the latest sta- tistics 35 million bushels of grain had been moved to the Lakehead and Vancouver in the space of one week. One of the main problems with grain shipping in the past has been the time lag between loading the grain from the elevator onto the railway cars and actually delivering it to the port for loading onto ships. Often, this process took several weeks, as trains were slowly assembled from cars scattered at as many as 50 prairie elevators. With the unit train system, an entire train of emp- ty boxcars Is spaced along one rail line, then collect- ed again when the cars are full. This saves the time formerly used in assembling the cars loaded with grain into a single train at Winnipeg or some olher central prairie point. The problem of getting the grain to the ports at the same time as the empty ships arrive still hasn't been completely solved, but co-ordinators at Vancou- ver, the Lakehead and Wijinipeg have smoothed the process considerably. Faster train test Now, the Canadian grain commission Is experi- menting with an even faster unit train system of mov- ing grain. A pilot run Dec. 3 delivered bushels of pre- cleaned grain from Saskatoon directly to a ship in Vancouver In 80 hours. The train, with 90 hopper type cars, carried only wheat and moved continuously without interruption from Saskatoon to the west coast. Agriculture Minister H. A. (Bud) Olson has em- phasized that this was only a trial run to test the effectiveness of [he unit train idea, but there's no question that'the concept definitely has possibilities. One of the key parts of the system would bo clean- ing facilities at the prn.irii> inland terminals rnlhnr than at tire poris, which would allow the grain to be loaded directly aboard ship and eliminate the delay that sometimes occurs when port facilities are being used to capacity. "In the long run, It should mean that we are able to sell more grain and thus put more money Into farmers' Mr. Olson said. It might also mean Hie eventual total elimination of the annual boxcnr dcbnlr: in parliament, forcing western opposition MPs to como up with now sul> CD vUch lo fowmnMt, Recognition of world urged for Bangladesh LONDON (AP) Sheik Muji- bur Rahman, president of Bang- ladesh, was released in Paki- stan today and flew to London where he called for world recog- nition of las new country. He also asked that it be admitted to the United Nations. The sheik told a news confer- ence that Bangladesh is "an un- challengeable reality." Mujib said he had been kept in a condemned cell under a sentence of death by hanging during most of the more than nine months he was held in West Pakistan. He was arrested in March in East Pakistan when the Pakistani army moved in to crush his independence move- ment. President Zulifikar Ali Bhutto, who took over from disgraced President Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan after the Indian- Pakistani war, transferred Mujib to house arrest and kept his promise to free him. Speaking in a vigorous voice and showing no outward signs of ill health, the 61-year-old sheik said he had declined to premise Bhutto that Bangladesh would maintain a link with West Pakistan. Scores of belated Bengalis Nixon assures return of Okinawa to Japan SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon returns to the White House tonight after telling Japanese Premier Ei- saku Sato he will speed the re- turn of Okinawa to Japan and rid the island of nuclear, chemi- cal and biological weapons. The two leaders, during about eight hours of summit talks here Thursday and Friday, also agreed to set up a Washington "hot effort to assure Japan the U.S. will not again spring what the Japanese call "Nixon shocks." Sato was politically embar- rassed when Nixon announced plans last July for a journey to Peking and a month later im- posed a temporary 10-per-oent import surcharge with little or no advance word to Sato. The premier, holding a post- summit news conference with reporters, said he had high hopes the Washington-Tokyo communications link a tele- type would mean "we would not be unprepared, for shocks." Innkeeper killed by armed raiders BELFAST (AP) Armed ruJdens burst into the borne of a Belfast innkeeper early today and robbed and killed him be- fore his horrified wife and chil- dren. Police headquarters "This was a cold-blooded, brutal act." Sources believed the killing the work of insurgents seeking funds to finance guer- rilla operations in Northern Ire- land's boiling warfare. The saloon owner, Gerald Woods, was the second person to die violently in Ulster so far this year and the 209th since the turmoil began 29 months ago. He was believed by police to be a Roman Catholic. "It is difficult to say at this stage who could be responsible for his a police spokes- man said. "Because he was a Catholic doesn't mean he was killed by Protestants." Most of the violence which has torn Northern Ireland in re- cent months has been blamed on the outlawed Irish Republi- can Army. But seasoned observers say there ire grounds for suspicion that extremist Protestants have been behind some of the terror bombings and. killings.' Police today noted that a hotel bombed and set (blaze at Omagft, County Cork, Friday' was owned by a Catholic. Woods, who owned the popu- lar Gibraltar Bar in the centre of Belfast, had just returned to his home in select Lowood Park when the raiders struck. Police said they burst into the house demanding money and Woods apparently paid up "a substantial sum." The spokesman added: "Then what happened is still obscure. He may have put up a struggle. Anyhow, he was shot dead, in front of his wife and kiddies." Police and troops in Belfast meanwhile were hunting a sus-" pected IRA bomb expert who escaped from a police barracks Friday night. The man, 20- year-old Brendan Dunlop, bolted when he was allowed out of the "mill building to use an outside toilet. U.S. officials entered the Sato talks with hope that Japan would agree to an early lower- ing of tariff and quota barriers that have helped create a S3 bil- lion annual deficit in U.S. trade with Japan. HOPEFUL OF SOLUTION A Nixon-Sato communique gave no hint of solid develop- ments in the economic area. However, the premier told re- porters that Hakuei Tanaka, his minister for trade and industry, hopeful of a mutually-satis- factory settlement in the near future. Nixon and Sato agreed that Okinawa, toe Second World War battleground held by the U.S. since 1944, will be returned "to Japan by next May 15. Sato bad wanted to raise his flag over.ihe island on April 1 and Nixon thought about July 1, so they- split the differences. Sato said the president as- sured him that all nuclear, chemical and biological weap- ons will be removed from U.S. bases on Okinawa before the transfer. clustered outside Claridges Hotel as Mujib held his news conference in the ballroom under the glare of television lights. GIVES NO CHOICE One of the first questions he was asked was: "Why did you come to London instead of flying to "I was a (he sheik replied. "It was the Pakistan government's will, nat mine." He said the duration of his stay had not yet been decided but that he hoped to meet Prime Minister Edward Heath before leaving. He arrived at a.m. a.m. EST) at Heathrow Airport aboard a chartered Pakistani International Airways plane after a secrecy-shrouded flight from Rawalpindi. "As you can see, I am very alive and Sheik Mujib said as he smiled and shook hands with reporters. "At this stage I only want to be seen and not heard, so I don't want to say much now. Perhaps I shall make a state- ment later on in the day." The 51-year-old Bengali leader wore a white open-necked shirt, grey suit and grey overcoat and smoked a briar pipe. "He is very tired but In excel- lent a Bangladesh rep- resentative said. SHEIK MUJIBUR RAHMAN also wants UN admittance Seen and heard About town Mike Cho- miak hoping for extremely cold weather for next week's militia survival course David Filchak finally admit- ting he can't play Armful of Teddy Bears on the guitar Al Johnson cheering for the "bad guy" at the Monday night wrestling matches. Apollo launch delayed HOUSTON (AP) When tronaut John Young did a split and bent over in his space suit, something ripped. Because of that rip and come other problems with spacecraft hardware, there will be a month's delay in the launch of Apollo IS, the next U.S. mission to the moon. Tile blastoff has been rescheduled to April .16 from March 17. Young, commander of the lunar mission, found by experi- menting that the best way for him to bend over while wearing a space suit was to do a split. When he did it, however, it caused an unexpected strain on a cable fitting within his space suit. The cable, which helps main- tain the shape and fit of the pressurized suit, tore loose. Young's bending method Is unique, says an official. "It's kind of similar to doing a said Robert Smylie, chief of the flight crew systems division which is in charge of development and testing of the space suits. "He spreads his feet real wide apart and then bends at the waist." Britain begins troop removal Seeks divorce ST. JOHN'S, Nfld (CP) Dorothy Moores, wife of Frank Moores, Progressive Conserva- tive party leader, has petitioned the Newfoundland Supreme Court for a divorce. The papers were flW In court Friday but have not been served on Mr. Moores, who is vacationing out of toe country. The next step in the divorce action will be the actual serving of a copy of the divorce petition on Mr. Moores. Mrs. Moores, 39, the former Dorothy Pain, daughter of Percy M. Pain of Toronto, and Kr. Moores were married in 1952. They have seven children who range in age from five years to IB yean. LONDON (AP) Britain began today one of its biggest military airlifts in peacetime .history with the evacuation of men, women and children from Malta. Five aircraft will land 750 wives and children of British armed forces' personnel at Ox- fordshire adrstiip during Uw course of today in the first stage of what has been unoffi- cially dubbed Operation Wel- come Home. The rest of the depen- dants of the British troops on the Mediterranean island will be shuttled back during the next week until Jan. 15. That's the date Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff has set for the complete withdrawal of British forces. The British have Insisted they only will be able to get wives and children out by then, tat that it will take several more weeks for the troops ind their masses of equipment to be moved. Bom civilian and RAF staff at the Oxfordshire base of Brixo Norton have made careful plans to cope with the deluge of dis- placed farcilies. STAFF ON OVERTIME Staff have volunteered to work overtime. Many have given up leave. Sunday is arrival day for the RAF's "stork a fully- equipped flying maternity hospi- tal which is bringing back wives close to birth or with newly- born infants. There will be a physician on me plane in cast any of the wives give birth in mid-air. Probe links casual worker with cabinet documents leak 'North Vietnam! This is President Nixon talking peace. Can you hear 23 others injured One killed in hospital blast McKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) Investigators say natural gas caused an explosion that de- stroyed a three-storey annex at McKeesport Hospital, killing one employee and injuring 23 others. The blast occurred late Fri- day afternoon in the boiler room of the structure, which housed heating facilities and adminis- trative offices for the hospital. About 60 maintenance and of- fice workers were in the annex which is about 150 feet, from the hospital. No patients were in- jured. Three persons were trapped In the debris and workers dug for nearly H4 hours before every one was accounted for. "We nulled out a woman, who said was another one in said Frank Gala, Mc- Keesport deputy fire chief. HEARD MOANS "We looked for over a half- hour and didn't see a thing and heard this moaning and went to see what it was coming from." After removing more debris, Mm rescuers found Mary Ann Cunningham, 29, a clerk. She died Friday night after surgery. Tluve o[ the injured were in critical condition. Windows were broken in Ilic hospital building and apart- ments and M Iar awv. About the hospital's geriatric section were removed to other rooms because of the broken windows. The hospital was kept warm by an emergency heating sys- tem Friday night. There was no immediate esti- mate of damage, but the hospi- tal controller said the explosion destroyed computer equipment alone valued at PAUL JACKSON Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Investigations Into the recent flurry of cabi- net document leak] may well have turned up the theory that the documents were lifted by a casual worker who has sinca left the government's employ- ment. The theory Is that the person persons responsible for the leaks was a student work- ing in government depart- ments during summer va- cation. If this is so, chances of ever IttCUNU THROUGH tUUJ apprehending the culprit Is slight. There are a number of rea- sons for thinking the person in- Byelection to be held Feb. 14 EDMONTON (CP) A pro- vincial byelection that looms as vital to the defeated Social Credit party will be held In the rural constituency of Stettler on Monday, Feb. 14, Premier Peter Lougheed announced Friday night. The byelection in the former Social Credit stronghold was called to fill a vacancy created by the death of Progressive Conservative Jack Robertson OD Dec. 7, 1971. Nomination day will be Mon- day, Jan. 31. Mr. Robertson was elected in the Aug. 30 provincial election as part of the sweep that ended 36 years of Social Credit power in the province. He gained votes to for incumbent Galen Norris of the Social Credit. Mr. Norris first gained the seat in the farming area, 50 miles east of Red Deer, in a 3S5S byclcctien md was re-e- lected in 1959, 1963 and 1967. A Social Credit victory in Stettler wouldn't have much ef- fexst on power in the legislature with tlie Conservatives holding 48 seals and Social Credit 25 hut observers say a victory might mean more to the opposition than to the government. The New Democratic Party holds one scat in the 75-seat leg- islature and ihare Is '.ta volved was not a longtime gov- ernment employee. of the document! leaked are dated after Septem- ber. Presumably after Septem- ber chances of lifting docu- ments were non-existent be- cause summer employees were back at school. government em- ployees would hardly be likely to risk their careers just for the fleeting thrill of embar- rassing the government. "I think it's 10 to 1 that the persons responsible are well away from the situation by stressed one source close to tiie government. The leaks began in October. During that month the Cana- dian Forum magazine publish- ed what it said was the basis of the top secret and contro- versial Gray report on foreign ownership. The document, com- piled under Revenue Minister Herb Gray's department, con- centrated on the problem of U.S. domination of Canadian Industry. This was quickly followed up by a similar leak based on se- cret minutes of a cabinet meet- ing on foreign investment. Another leak mentioned gov- ernment considerations for em- ergency measures in the wake of civilian unrest long before the Quebec crisis of 1970 de- veloped. Yet another concerned devel- opment plans for tlie Canadian north. PROVOKING TEMPTATION As well as pointing an accus- ing finger lo summer student employees, t h e government may also hive been told that it be provoking tempta- tion to lift document by stamping just about everything. In dtfit 'confidential' often ;