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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THt IETHBKID6E HfRAlC Monday, January 10, 1971 Cabinet-shuffling time in order for Trudeau By DAVE MclNTOSII OTTAWA (CP) It's cabi- net-shuffling time on Parlia- ment Hill. Any number can play and you don't have to have any informa- tion, inside or otherwise. There's only one man with the correct dope. Thai's Prime Min- ister Trudeau. And at this time he is confining his role in Uio game to that of spectator. With those few simple rules in mind, here we go: Assumption No. 1: There will be a general election this year. Assumption No. 2: Mr. Tru- deau will want to give his cabi- net a fresh, well-scrubbed look for Uie contest and therefore Airline to refuse charter bookings By HAROLD MORRISON LONDON (CP) Lloyd Inter- national Airways said today it will refuse all further bookings from charter agencies on flights to Eastern Canada and the United States because it is not satisfied that these organiza- tions are conforming with gov- ernment regulations. This decision followed an ov- Firearms study is released OTTAWA (CP) Firearms were used in 44 per cent ol the slayings in Canada in the 1961-70 period, a special study for the RCMP discloses. The study by Statistics Can- ada was done primarily to iso- late the use of tols or killings. Handguns were used in only 10.4 per cent, or 246, of the slay- ings in the 10-year period. The occurrence of handgun filayings in Canada is in sharp contrast to the United States, where FBI statistics show they were used in 54 per cent of 1970 slayings, a statistician said today. Restrictive laws make hand- guns far less available in Can- ada than in the U.S. But rifles and shotguns are common to many homes in Canada and fig- ured in 856 of the firearms slaymgs in 1961-70. Rifles were involved in more than 25 per in of all slayings in the country in the 10-year period. Of the total of 593 rifle slay- bigs, 377 were fam- ily fight. A domestic situation was involved in 103 of the 166 shotgun slayings. Rifles were used to kill 54 per- sons during commission of a holdups, for in- shotguns claimed seven lives in this category. crbooking Wednesday night when 56 Canadians, returning to the Toronto area through Niag- ara Falls, N.Y., were stranded at Stansted Airport north of London. Most of them, with the excep- tion of a few whose passports were found not in order, were given seats on a British Mid- lands plane which flew to Niag- ara Falls, N.Y., Thursday night. A British government official said later he is fully aware of the details of this overbooking I and that the situation is under close inspection. He said it is not a breach of British law to advertise flights which may breach regulations. But pros- ecutions have taken place when passengers are found to be trav- elling illegally. An official of Lloyd Interna- tional said it accepted a booking list of IBB names for a flight Wednesday night to New York and Niagara Falls. But the booking agency in- volved actually sent to the air- port an extra 56 Canadians who could not be accommodated on the plane and had to be turned back. The ail-ways official said these Canadians were not on the original passenger list. The booking agency involved identified itself at first as Mul- ti-Travel Systems Ltd. An offi- cial later said the agency is really the International Students Travel Association, e branch of the New York-based Multi- Travel Systems. The government official said this agency also goes under a number of other names. The booking agency also was involved in another incident Dec. 26, when lack of bookings caused cancellation of a Lloyd International flight to Niagara Falls. The agency said that 19 Canada-bound passengers o n that flight were placed on an- other Lloyd plane that day bound for New York. Petition protests seal hunt MONTREAL (CP) A petition protesting the annual seal hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off the coast of Newfoundland is on its way to Prime Minister Trudeau. The petition, signed by per- sons from Canada, Holland, France, Switzerland, South Af- rica and the United States, will be matched by another name petition to be presented to the Canadian High Commission in London. The second carries the names of persons in Britain opposed to UK hunt. Jean Newbury, of the Interna- tional Fund for Animal Welfare, which collected the names, said Friday "we hope the petitions will have an impact on the gov- ernment." The organization wants the bunt stopped as a conservation measure and to prevent the cru- elly it says is causrt by the bunt. The hunt has little economic value to Canada, Mrs. Newbury earid. She said the 600 Canadians who earn only small part-time returns from the hunt could be given government funds to off- EOt the loss of income. Othe inrdustries could be es- tablished to provide the hunters with jobs, she said. Seamen missing CAPE TOWN (Reuler) Five seamen from the Greek freighter Santa Artemis were missing and presumed drown- ed after it collided with the Pak- istani freighter Shalnmar off the eastern Cape coast. The Pakistani vessel radioed Hint it hcid picked up 2.1 survivors from the Santa Artemis. will switch around portfolios fairly extensively in three or four weeks. Perhaps both these assump- tions are wrong. But we don't know that. So the game contin- ues: BENSON UNDECIDED Finance Minister Cdgar Ben- son has been agonizing whether to run again for his Commons seat, Kingston and the Islands. If he opts out, he may well be succeeded by Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin. In such a case, Mr. Pepin would become Can- ada's first French-speaking ft nance minister. Both Mr. Pepin and Defence Minister Donald Macdonald are interested in the external affairs portfolio. What counts, however, is whether Mr. Trudeau is inter- ested in having either in that post. And where would External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp go? Some people think the transport department, espe- cially people in the transport department. Transport Minister Don Jamieson seems slated for an- other big portfolio, possibly trade. There is general speculation (hat Energy Minister J. J. Greene will retire for health reasons. A successor could be Environ- ment Minister Jack Davis or Northern Development Minister Jean Chretien. Whoever holds the post, he is in for some tough bargaining in coming years with the Ameri- cans on continental energy re- water. NEXT FOR PROMOTION Mr. Benson's parliamentary secretary, Pat Mahoney, MP for Calgary South, appears to be in line for a promotion to the min- istry after his work on getting the lax bill through the Com- mons. There are already 30 cabinet members, including Mr. Tru- deau, so that permutations and combinations of possible changes are almost infinite. Cabinet switches are not only designed to strengthen the gov- ernment. They are also de- signed to give the appearance of the government being strength- ened. One thing is certain: Mr. Tru- deau will remain as prime min- ister. Consequently, the most inter- esting thing to watch for is the political otherwise Mr. Trudeau's three heirs- apparent, Mr. Pepin, Mr. Mac- donald and Justice Minister John Turner. Army brass land top jobs with key defence firms WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. military's close relation- ship with the defence industry is underscored in a new Pentagon survey identifying high-ranking officers landing top jobs with key defence contractors. The survey, compiled for Con- gress, identified 993 officers above the rank of major and 108 high-level Pentagon civilian em- ployees who moved into indus- try jobs in the three previous fiscal years. Also listed are 232 former industry executives who accepted jobs with the defence department during the same pe- riod. Although there is no hint of impropriety, the survey points up what some congressional critics have described as inces- tuous hiring practices in the military-industrial complex. Under a new law the Penta- gon is required each year to issue a census naming the com- panies these former officers work for and to specify the na- ture of their jobs. It applies only to retired officers working for industries with million or Truckers dicker for increases in contra cl CALGARY (CP) Contract negotiations are being held here between three western Cana- dian trucking companies and BOO members of the Teamsters Union. A management spokesman said the hauling firms were of- fering a 6.5-pcr-cent increase in a one-yuar contract. The union wants increases of 23 to 25 per cent over a two-year agree- ment. The truckers now earn an av- erage of an hour. The companies are Canadian Frcightways of Calgary, Millar and Brown of Cranbrook, B.C., and IxHiiscl Transport of Daw- son Creek, B.C. Men working tor the companies in Albcrln, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and B.C. arc affected, more of negotiated contracts with the Pentagon during the year the employee left the mili- tary. Retired officers in defence-in- dustry jobs are prohibited from selling products to their former branch of service for two years after leaving the military. EXAMPLES GIVEn A few examples picked at random from the Pentagon sur- vey show: Guy M. Town- send, now employed by the Boeing Co. and its space shuttle program. Until his retirement in 1970, Townsend was program director for the air force's new B-l bomber. William W. Dick, commander of allied land forces in Southeast Europe before re- tiring, has become senior army military adviser to the Lock- heed Corp., the biggest defence contractor. James Ferguson who, a month after retiring as com- mander of the air force systems command, which buys aircraft and jet engines, became vice- president of United Aircraft Corp., one of the biggest manu- facturers of jet engines. The new job-reporting system was set up after the defence de- partment, at the insistence of Senator William P r o x m i r e, made a onetime check in 1969 showing that former top military officers were employed in the defence industry. Performances are suspended PARIS (AP) Performances at the Comcdie Franchise were suspended Friday because of a wage dispute with stagehands. The management of France's most famous classical theatre said the stagehands went on strike during the New Year's Eve performance with only three hours notice nnd on Wed- nesday ruined nnolhcr perfor- mance by intermittent work stoppages, WHO NEEDS SNOW? For those who love snow, Toronto could be declared a disaster area only a sprinkling so far this winter. But for these kids with Iheir new roll-up type sleds, snow isn't needed as they skid down at Toronto's Riverdale Park. Calhie Hudson leads the way with sister Patty and Paddy Moriarity (left) following. Car repair bill halved WINNIPEG (CP) A motor- ists, who claimed a city garage charged him for repairs that left his car in worse shape than it was before, has been re- funded half the repair bill through an arbitration board ruling. The board, believed to be the only one of its kind in North America, ruled here that the motorist, Stephen Stapor of Winnipeg, should receive the immediate cash refund of from service station proprietor Jack Gardner. The board, however, dismiss- ed Mr. Stapor's claim that the service station pay for a engine overhaul he claimed his car needed after Mr. Gardner's station finished with it. The board, set up two years ago by the Automotive Trades Association to which most of Manitoba's repair shops and Power firm loses battle with N.S. government HALIFAX (CP) The Nova Scotia government today won its battle to take over the Nova Scotia Light and Power Co. Ltd. when company directors recom- mended that shareholders ac- cept a Nova Scotia Power Com- mission offer to buy their stock. President A. Russell Harring- ton told shareholders by letter1 "We have no option but to rec- ommend that you accept the commission's offer." The company directors threw in the towel after a month-long campaign to get the commis- sion, a provincial government agency, to pay a higher price than its offer of a share. They sought appointment of an arbitrator to set "a fair price." Premier Gerald Regan, com- mission chairman, rejected their plea. NSLP shares sold at just over on stock markets when the commission made its takeover bid early last month. Mr. Harrington told a news conference that more than 57 per cent of the company's com- mon stock was turned over to Its .financial agent to back the directors' move to get a higher price. He said this stock now No decision made on hijacker OTTAWA (CP) No decision has been taken whether to seek extradition of an American citi- zen charged with hijacking an Air Canada jetliner to Cuba DC. 26, an external affairs de- partment source said here. Patrick Dblan Critton of New York has been charged in Mis- sissauga, Ont., with kidnapping, armed robbery of an aircraft and extortion. All three charges are covered by a extradition treaty be- tween Canada and Cuba, but of- ficials declined to speculate on what Cuba's response to a re- quest for extradition in (he present case might be. They noted, however, that the Marxist government of Premier Fidel Castro has not renounced the treaty. Officials said evidence to sup- port the charges now is being collected by the province of On- tario. This will be forwarded to the federal justice department for study. If federal lawyers de- cide the case is strong enough to warrant an cxlradilion re- quest, it will ask the external affairs deportment In convey the formal request to Cuba. The prcsenl Irc.ilv, wrillcn 6H would be returned to the own- ers. The premier says the com- mission has obtained more than 35 per cent of outstanding shares so far and has obtained "practical control" of the com- pany. The commission and the com- pany each supply about half the electric power used in Nova Scotia. NSLP is the largest pri- vately-owned power utility in Eastern Canada. It has about employees. Mr. Harrington said he does not think the takeover is in the best interests of the province but the company does not have the force to prevent the govern- ment's action. service stations belong, also has members from the Manitoba Motor League and the provin- cial government. The dispute was the first to come before the board, although a number of other cases have been investigated by the asso- ciation's protection division and settled without arbitration. There is no appeal against a board ruling. Mr. Stapor Icstified he took his 1963 model car to the ser- vice station and asked for a new thermostat and grease on the front wheel bearings. He said the mechanic also suggested an engine tune-up, and put in new spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor points, oil pump shaft, gaskets and a crankcase ventilation valve. He said the car, which was running well before he took it to tile service station, "sounded like e tractor" when he picked it up. He took it to another garage for the 5234 overhaul, and claim- ed the Gardner station's work had necessitated the repairs. While rejecting Mr. Stapor's claim for the in additional work, the board headed by as- sociation president Keith Ross, recommended "that more care be taken to inform motorists of conditions before repairs are commenced." Spanvood council members posted to committees SPARWOOD (HNS) Three newly-elected members of the Municipal District 'of Sparwood council were sv70rn into office: Anthony DeLuca, Henry Eberts and Frank Fairclough. Committees: finance ana ad- ministration, Molly Doratty and Frank Fairclough; public works and utilities, Joe Alto- mare and Henry Eberts; public relations and advertising, Henry Eberts and Molly Doralty; health, safely and pol- lution, Reginald Taylor and Anthony DeLuca; fire and civil defence, Anthony DeLuca and Joe Altomare; urban renewal, Frank Fairclough and Regi- nald Taylor; parks and cem- etery, Henry Cherts and Joe Altomare; planning board and land development, Reginald Taylor and Frank Fairclough. Hospital board representa- tive is Reginald Taylor; senior citizens' representative, Henry Eberts; KDEK representative, Plaii building on old site CRANBROOK MacDonald, BcaUie-Noble Ltd. plans early call for tenders for its city centre building on the old posl office site toward March start. Initially it will be two storeys expandable to four. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has signed a 10- year renewable lease for the ground floor half at the Baker- Tenth Avenue corner, and the drug store will occupy the oth- er half. The bank is now at Baker and Nortli Van Home in its 60-year- old two floor brick building. Zoning bylaw alteration en Louis Ungaro, alternate, Frank Fairclough; Sparwood recrea- tion and development, Molly Doratty and Anthony Deluca. U.S. will seek 'open policy By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) The U.S. is expected to push strongly for an "open sky" policy in charter air traffic in North American when air talks with Canada resume here in February. U.S. authorities are known to be unhappy with Canadian regu- lations protecting Canadian charter air carriers. They want charter air carriers to- function without restrictions in both the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. probably will con- centrate fire on Canadian regu- lations governing inclusive tour and affinity group charters and a move by the Canadian trans- port commission limiting flights of U.S. carriers into northwest- ern Ontario. The talks are the latest round in bilateral air ne- gotiations which began two years ago. The discussions have so far centred on the bilateral air agreement which covers sched- uled air carriers. But Canada has asked that charter opera- tions be considered separately from the bilateral agreement. The U.S. doesn't like the Ca- nadian inclusive tour chajter rule which allows an American carrier to fly only one Canadi- an-based group to the U.S. in return for one group from the U.S. to Canada. PACKAGE DEAL QUERIED An inclusive tour includes the pries of transportation, accom- modation and other services in- volved in a round-trip voyage by a certain group. There are few inclusive tour charters to Canada from me U.S. There is much more traffic from Canada to the U.S. It is an important source of revenue to regional air carriers in Canada. They frequently use their planes on charters to the U.S. and the Caribbean on weekends when regularly sched- uled traffic slumps. Canadian carriers pick up lit- tle charter business in the U.S. where competition is fierce. U.S. authorities also are ex- pected to shoot at the Canadian primary rights rule on affinity charters. This rule requires the Cana- dian transport commission to ask Canadian air carriers if they can come close to the price and the service proposed by a foreign carrier for a charter flight originating in Canada. PREFERENCE SHOWN If a Canadian carrier is able to fulfill the requirements the commission may grant it the charter in preference to the for- eign operator. An affinity group is an organi- zation which has not been set up specifically for travel but is chartering a plane to fly to a specific event. Also up for discussion is a De- cember, 1970, decision by the Canadian transport commission to limit U.S. carriers to landing at one customs point and one licenced Canadian charter base, on .each flight Into northwestern Ontario. The restriction had the effect of barring small U.S. charter air carriers from wilderness lakes and rivers. The U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board has ex- pressed concern to the commis- sion. The commission issued the order after complaints from On- tario air charter firms and tour- ist outfitters that the U.S. car- riers were destroying their live- lihood and reducing stocks of fish and wildlife. Cooking oil television ad replaced WASHINGTON