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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FOMCAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR FIVE MIOW Hie LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 25 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Rays of light appear in dark job clouds OTTAWA (CP) Some rays of light brake through the dar- kening winter clouds of unem- ployment last month, Statistics Canada reported today. While unemployment rose to an estimated from in November, the in- crease was less than usual for this time of year IJbe figure remained below tbe un- employed in December, 1970. And while the total number of people in the labor force usually drops off in December, as many jobless workers get discouraged and quit looking for work, the total figure held up well at more than 8.65 million. There were more younger men and women employed, and more jobs for women aged 25 ARRESTED Three Neprni handcuffed on sidewalk after they arrested following a shootout between Waekt and police In Baton Rouge, La., Two officers and two Negroes were killed In Incident. Test tube baby experiment near By BRIAN SULLIVAN Ap Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) The day appears to be near- ing when scientists will announce either the implanta- tion, or perhaps even the birth, of a "test tube baby." Such a dramatic and controversial event would emphasize to the world the developing genetic and biological revolution, with scientists working to bring man closer to new controls over human life. It could spur an international debate on control of the birth process. A test tube baby would be conceived outside the human in the laboratory-with scien- tists fertilizing the woman's egg with the man's sperm hi a test tube. The fertJljed egg would then grow and divide In to test tube until it developed sufficiently. Then It would be implanted in the woman's uterus to continue (rowing until a normal birth could take place. The object is to help women have children de- spite a blockage of their faUoplan tubes, through which the fertilized egg must normally pass. Statements about plans to create a test tube baby neve come recently from scientists la Britain, with similar work reported under way in Belgium and Japan. Dr. Douglas Bevis, a researcher at Jessop Hos- pital in Sheffield, England, said early in January be Is ready to implant an artificially-impregnated embryo In ihe womb of a volunteer. Also in Britain, Dr. Robert G. Edwards of Cam- bridge University and Dr. P. C. Steptoe at General Hospital in Oldham said that last October they suc- cessfully took an egg from a woman, fertilized it In die laboratory with her husband's sperm and grew it until it was ready for implantation. But they did not take the final step: This kind of research also could lead to deter- mining the sex of the fetus in the test tube stage. The complications that could develop seem vast. Would a woman hire another woman to carry a fetus created with her own egg and husband's sperm? Whose baby would the baby be? On the beneficial side, this work might lead to the ability to correct genetic defects before implanta- tion, thus eliminating some diseases. Students test parents TORONTO (CP) A test designed for the Scar- borough board of education would give students a chance to rate their parents, for the teacher's inform- ation, on such things as methods of discipline and finan- cial generosity. The test was part of a report presented to the board (Hs week on positive ways of dealing with disinterested an) problem students. A secondary school student would be asked to rate his father from "very often" to "never" on such state- ments as; "He has outbursts of temper." "He is critical of me." "He is financially generous with his family." "He Insists on having the last word in any dis- cussions." The student's critique of his mother a along some- what different lines: "She makes me fed that sin would like me to be different sort of person." "She complains about the of botag a mother." "When annoyed she Is unkind to me." The Introduction to the test recommends that par- ents be alerted to it and that after the students parti- cipate, results be reviewed with tbe pmnti tact- fully. Bruco Whltehouse, the board's senior psychologist, Mys the test has not yet been used in Toronto. He admits the teacher would team a good deal about the child's home from the questions but says It. would not be an Invasion of privacy If the parents Wormed In advance that tbe cbUd WM rating tan. Black Muslims blamed for street gunfight BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Mayor V. W. Dumas blames Black Muslims in part for a street gunfight between law en- forcement officers and blacks which left four men dead. Seven young Muslims deny their or- ganization was involved. A spokesman for the National Association for the Advance- ment of Colored People says he isn't sure who was involved in shooting which erupted Monday after police moved hi to clear a city street of an impromptu rally at which militants were calling for improved conditions in the city's blade community. Gov. John MeKelthen blame) the burst of gunfire on a down- town street two miles from Louisiana's capital on "outsid- ers." Israel strikes back TIBERIAS, Israel (AP) Two small Israeli forces crossed into southern Lebanon about midiight Monday night and hit guerrilla strongholds in retaliation for Arab guerrilla at- tacks against Israeli border set- tlements. Two Israeli soldiers and "a number" of Arabs were killed in the flashes that lasted more than three hours. Four buildings were blown up at Bennt Jbail and Kfar Hamam with their guerrilla occupants still inside, a military spokesman said. An Israeli was killed at each The IsS apparently caught the guerrillas by sur- prise, although hints of the press, tbe observers said. It was the first raid into Leba- non that Israel has admitted since last Feb. 1. The guerrillas have accused the Israelis of making repealed attacks across the border. Rice miracle NEW DELHI (AP) For the first time since independence in 1947, India has achieved self- sufficiency In rice production, reaching an all-time record of 42.45 million tons in 1970-71, a food ministry spokesman said Sunday. Sheriff's Detective Capt. Bryan Celmmons says "some sort of suicide plot" might have been involved in the Shootout which took the lives 'of two dep- uties and two blacks. Twenty blacks.were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace after the afternoon shoot- out and eight of the 20 were later charged with murder i n the deaths of two sheriff's depu- ties during the violence. Also slain were two black men. Some 25 persons were treated for injuries, including Baton Rouge Police Chief Eddie Bauer. Four hundred National Guard troops were called to duty to bol- ster police in enforcing a dusk- to-dawn curfew. Bars and gro- cery stores were ordered closed. "We have every reason to be- lieve this is a national move- ment by the Dumas said. Suspect sabotage in liner blaze HONG KONG Suspi- cions of sabotage in the Queen Elizabeth fire mounted today, but Hong Kong's fire chief said he had no evidence to support the speculation. The South China Morning Post said an official of the company that owned the former luxury liner reported the fire broke out simultaneously Sunday in four different locations. The .Elizabeth's last British master, Commodore Geoffrey Man, said in London Monday that the flames spread too quickly to have started acciden- tally, "it must have been sabo- tage." The Hong Kong fire services chief, Harry Wood, told a news conference he had no evidence to support speculation the fire was started deliberately. The fire chief said he had never known a big passenger liner to be saved after fire gained a firm hold. The ship rolled over on her starboard side Monde; in 5k feet of water near Tsing Yi Island, it the western outskirts of Hong Kong harbor. Approxi- mately half the ship was above the the fire still burned inside the hull. The Queen Elizabeth was tbe world's largest passenger liner and' the flagship of the Cunard Line until her age and airline competition retired her in 1968. After the failure of attempts to establish her in the United States as a floating hotel and convention centre, shipping magnate C. Y. Tung bought her, renamed her the Seawlse Uni- versity and was converting her into a floating campus for Chap- man College of Orange, Calif. Tung, hurrying home from London, said he hoped to sal- vage the ship and "carry on this post-graduate work." But other experts believed the dam- age was too extensive and the wreck would have to be broken up for scrap. Hllllt sli who snatched million (AP) FBI agents, police and truant offi- cers today hunted a sticky-fin- gered, sneaker-footed boy thief who snatched an envelope con- taining million in negotiable securities from a .Wall Street messenger. The loss was fully covered by insurance. The boy, described as about 14 years old, made the grab at a crowded street corner in the fin- ancial district Monday morning and escaped in a waiting get- away oar driven by a man, Ernest Staiti, 68, a messenger for the United States Trust Co. of New York, had picked up the blue manila envelope at the Federal Reserve Bank on Lib- erty Street and was walking ihe three blocks to his office. Police said the boy apparently followed Stain for a block or so, then sprinted up behind him, snatched the packet and jumped into the nearby car which van- ished in heavy traffic. Detectives said the loot con- sisted of million in U.S. treasury notes, hi regis- tered bonds, a New York City cheque and the balance in other bonds. The registered bonds wodd be difficult to sell, since they are made out to a person, but the treasury notes are "bearer" bonds that can be cashed by whoever has them, the detec- tives said. and over. There were signifi- cantly more workers employed in the service industries, end the only greater-than-usual de- cline was in the construction in- dustry. In short, said the statistics bu- reau, the labor force situation "showed taking all things into consideration de- spite the higher number of job- seekers. The unemployed in the week ended Dec. 11 represented 6.1 per cent of the labor force of B.6 million. The November rate was 5.8 per cent, and in Decem- ber, 1970, it was 6.5 per cent. There were more jobs last month for men and women under 25, and for women 25 and over. Usually, in December, there is a shrinkage in the num- ber of jobs available for these groups. Moreover, tbe whiter slow- down in employment for men aged 25 and over was less than usual last month. The job picture in brief, esti- mated in thousands: Dec. Nov. Dec. 1971 1971 1S70 Labor force Employed Unemployed 530 503 538 The bureau said that adjust- ing these figures to take into account the normal seasonal trends of high summer employ- ment and high winter unemploy- ment, the unemployment rate last month was 6.2, down from 6.6 in November. This showed the improvement to the underly- ing trend. Regionally, unemployment in the Atlantic provinces rose last month to from in November and the same in De- cember, 1970. This meant an in- crease in the actual unemploy- ment rate to 10.3 per cent of the Atlantic region labor force lest nwnth, from eight per cent in November and 8.3 in Decemebr, 1970. Lesser increases In unemploy- ment were recorded in Quebec and the Prairii region, whilt unemploymmt Mined slightly In Ontario and British Colum- bia. Drapeau fined in tax case MONTREAL (CP) Mayer Jean Drapeau was fined and costs today after pleading guilty in absentia to charges of falling to fill federal income tax reports for 1968 and 1969. Judge Cyrille Morand of Criminal Court gave Mr. Drap- eau 30 days to pay the mini- mum fine of on each charge or the option of 16 days in jail. Lawyer Marcel Trudeau, ap- pearing on behalf of the mayor, said Mr. Drapeau had filed his 1968 and 1969 returns last De- cember. No money was owed the federal government "be- cause the taxes were deducted at the source." Seen and heard About town number ringing at city hall and city clerk John Gerla coming back to tell council a young girl was trying to contact the Druni- heller Penitentiary Paul Matisz lamenting that no sooner had he let his own hair start growing longer, than his son decided to have his locks "trimmed back to the knub." Decision favors post office OTTAWA post office has won Its appeal to the public service staff relations board over the hiring of casual labor to fill temporarily vacant mail routes. A dispute between the post of- fice and its letter carriers over the practice led to a series of wildcat strikes in November by carriers In parts of Ontario and the Maritimes and raised fears of a delivery slowdown of Christmas mail. In their unanimous decision released today, board Chairman Jacob Finkelman and seven other board members who heard representatives of both sides, set aside the ruling last October of an independent adju- dicator. The adjudicator had ruled in favor of a grievance procedure initiated by three Toronto area letter carriers who contended they, should be compensated for overtime lost when the post of- fice filled vacant routes with casual workers. The Letter Carriers Union then contended all letter car- rim should have first chance to earn such overtime before cas- ual workers were hired. The post office agreed Co com- pensate the three letter carriers but appealed the adjudication ruling htrough the treasury heart to tiie public service staff relations board on a point of law. The union filed a complaint with the board that the post of- fice had failed to implement the adjudication award. In its decision, the board now says tbe contentious clause in the carriers' contract does not legally entitle letter carriers and supervisory letter carriers to be allocated unmanned mall routes. It went no further than to de- clare that should overtime be required of them on unmanned routes, it was to be allocated in accordance -with broad on equal opportunity set out in the collective agreement. The board found that adjudi- cator "erred in law in holding that the employer violated the agreement by failing to assign tbe available work to bargaining' unit personnel, albeit or an overtime basis." The board stressed it does not share tte views of the adjudica- tor, H. W. Arthurs, "that tha effect of our decision might be to destroy the integrity of ifra bargaining unit." More recognition tor new country NEW DELHI (AP) Bast Germany recognized Bangla- desh today, the Indian govern- ment radio announced. It was the third government after India and recognize the new country that once was East Pakistan. The broadcast said recogni- tion was extended by the visit- ing East German foreign minis- ter, Otto Winzer, when the head of the Bangladesh mission in New Delhi, N. R. Chaudhury, called on him. Winzer handed Chaudhury a message from President Walter Ubricht and Premier Willi Stoph to Bangladesh's president, Sheik Mujibur Rahman. It announced the recognition, extended cor- dial greetings to the sheik on his return to Bangladesh aod wished him success. Winzer arrived in New Delhi Sunday .for a four-day visit and is trying to establish full diplo- matic relations with India. The two governments now have rela- Danish monarch suffers relapse COPENHAGEN (AP) King Frederik's doctors today re- ported that the 72-year-old Dan- ish monarch has suffered a re- tins consular level India has full diplomatic rela- tions with West Germany, which in the past has opposed any up- grading of the ties between India and East Germany. In Dacca, the Bangladesh cabinet met with Sheik Mujib and briefed him on tbe nine- month revolution, the India- Pakistan war and the condition today of then- new country. From late March until the end of the war, the sheik was held incommunicado in West Paki- stan, and he returned to Dacca Monday. Bengalis from all walks of life made pilgrimages to Mujlb's cottage today to welcome him home. He hugged and kissed many of them. In Pakistan, a Rawalpindi newspaper reported that Presi- dent Zulfikar Ali Bhutto contin- ued his purge of the army by ordering the retidement of five more generals and three briga- diers. A military spokesman refused to confirm the report. Bhutto previously had detired 22 senior army and navy offi- cers. Fall fatal ST. ALBERT (CP) Bruce Leroy Baker, 23, of St. Albert died here, apparently of head injuries received in a fall. Police said Baker struck his heed on a wall when he fell While v.-aUang. A bulletin from Municipal Hospital said the king's temper- ature had risen to 103 and he was "very tired and dozing." Specialists said this indicated a recurrence of the pneumonia from which the king was suffer- ing prior to his heart attack eight days ago. It was the first bulletin issued since Sunday. The hospital an- nounced then that the king had improved so much no further bulletins would be issued unless there was a marked change in his condition. Find woman's body in deep freeze TORONTO (CP) CurioiR youths found the sun-tanned body of a Toronto woman Mon- day night stuffed in a home freeier amid frozen packages of turkey pies and vegetables. Poke said the body WM frozen for at least six months. It was found by four youths who opened the freezer after watch- ing a horror movie on televi- sion. Tta victim identified M Grace Evelyn Todd, 34, missing since July 29. Her husband, David Wilfred Todd, a truck driver, has been charged with non-capi- tal murder and WM to cppear in court today. WAIT UNTIL BODY THAWS Police uld they believed Mrs. Todd was shot to death but that definite cause of death cotUd not be established until later today when (to body had thawed sufficiently to allow an autopsy. Police Mid the freezer had been stored In the dining room of a towahouse owned by Marv CusUy since (he frut of De- cember when Todd moved to the Onridy house in Ihe city's northwest. The body WM found by Mrs. Cassldy's children, Catherine, 15, and Charles, 21, and two Mends, John Moon, aod Layne Jackson, 18, who had been watching a television hor- ror movie, One Step Beyond. A sequence in the (bowing the discovery of a woman's body IB a sparked Iheir curiosity about the freezer that they had been told not to open, police said. It hod been wrapped in tape. Police said they removed the tape aod pried the freeier open. Flamboyant millionaire dies at 75 CANNES, France (AP) Nubar Gulbenkian, the flamboy- ant Armenian born multi-mil- lionaire, died Monday night at Cannes hospital. He was 75. Galbenkian, son of Hie legend- ary independent oil operator Calouste Gulbenkian, was one of British society's more colorful figures. A tireless party-giver, a gourmand and a man of extrav- agant habits, he was rarely seen without an orchid in his buttonhole. The cause of death was not announced, but he had suffered from a heart ailment for sev- eral years and had been in hos- pital several times in recent months. Gulbenkian was. born In Kadi Keui, aa Armenian town under Turkish domination, June 2, 1896. The family fled to England to escape the Turkish massa- cres, and Nubar was educated at Harrow. While his miserly fattier piled up fast fortune In oil invest- ments, he employed hh son without salary and gave Mm only occasional sums for pocket money. But Nubar invested In oil himself and made a large fortune of bis own. L I ;