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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta COLDER FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY NEAR 10 ABOVE VOL. LXIV - No. 34 The Lethkldge Herald ? ? ? ? ? LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS - 22 PAGES University of North essential By R. J. ANDERSON TORONTO (CP) - Richard Rohmer admit* that the proposed University of Canada North takes in a lot of territory. He denies that it is ahead of tts time. If a federal charter is granted, the student enrol' ment in the beginning would be only "upwards of 200" -Indians and Eskimos and some whites. They would be drawn from the Western Arctic to the Eastern Arctic-"the potential is tremendous." Expanding in an interview on plans for development of Mid-Canada, the 4,500 miles of treed land stretching from Newfoundland to the Pacific Ocean, 200 to 500 miles wide, which he claims is habitable, the Toronto lawyer said: "A university to serve the North is essential. We need it now." On Jan. 15, a group of residents, whites, Indians and Eskimos of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon applied to the department of consumer and corporate affairs for a charter to incorporate the University of Canada North. They proposed that it be supported by private contributions and by the territorial government and Ottawa. It would be incorporated under federal, not provincial, law. As chairman of the Mid-Canada Development Conference, Mr. Robmer has urged that Canada should plan development of the mid-North for future generations. The administrative headquarters of a University of Canada North would ba at Inuvik, 1,400 miles north of Edmonton and near the Arctic Ocean. Mr. Robmer thinks this could be established by late 1972. Campuses for students would be opened at Yellow-knife and Fort Smith, in the Northwest Territories, and at Whitehorse, in the Yukon. This could come within two to five years, under present plans. Mr. Rohmer said the initial cost would be $100,000. Hospital care costs soar By KEN KELLY Canadian Press Science Writer OTTAWA (CP) - Cervical cancers up 63 per cent, gall bladder and pancreas treatment up 25, psychoses and psycboneuroses up 20 to 40 per cent-those were big contributors to the soaring use and cost of hospital care in the 1960s: The first federal government study to relate hospital use and disease records showed the cost of hospital care climbed from an estimated $996 million in 1961 to $1,714 million in 1966. That amounted to an annual bill of $85.70 in 1966 for every man, woman and child, up from $55.33 in 1961. It is estimated to have risen considerably since. More extensive analysis has begun to explain the rise, for example, of hospital treatment for cancer of the cervix. Better diagnosis and screening may be the reason, since most of the treatments were for early stages of cancer. The detailed analysis has yet to come. The study, now before the federal provincial committee on health care costs, produced other highlights. Among them: -Hospital care for most cancers was up sharply, with uterine cervix at the top. Respiratory tract cancers were 25 to 35 per cent higher, intestinal up 16 to 21 and prostate up 20. Two sets of percentages reflect different rates for men and women. -Once-common tonsil and appendix operations were down by one or two per cent and by 15 or 20 per cent respectively. -A lot more asthma and diabetes-around 20 to 22 per cent more-was being treated in hospital by 1966 than in 1961. The same was true of heart and artery diseases. Disease incidence and death-rate figures published for years are better indicators of Canadians' state of health. But figures from the new study illustrate the impact of sickness on hospital use-for which the taxpayer foots a substantial part of the bill through hospital insurance programs. Some hospital use highlights: -One of every 80 Canadians was in hospital on any given day in 1966. In that year, 91,659,644 patient-days were recorded in all hospitals-43.6 per cent of them in institutions that qualified for hospital insurance payments. -In the five years, patient-day rates per 1,000 population rose 2.9 per cent. But that does not take account of an 18.6-per cent drop in maternity patient-day rates -Hospitals which qualified for hospital insurance payments were used increasingly for chronic and extended care for those over age 44. This care represented 23 per cent of all patient-days in such hospitals in 1961 and rose to 26.6 in 1966. But the patient-day rates por 1,000 population climbed by 16.6 per cent, one of the big hospital use changes. Company shuts down after employees strike * TORONTO (CP) - Six hours after production \ workers at Canadian Acme Screw and Gear Ltd. and ' Monroe Acme wont on strike Wednesday the company announced it is "phasing out." its operations. "Steps have already been taken in this regard," the company's general manager, Leonard Hamilton, said in a prepared statement. The 375 production workers in UAW Local 984 went on strike at noon Wednesday immediately after they rejected the company's demand for a two-year wage freeze. The company said Acme and its sister plant, Monroe Acme, have lost orders for transmissions and other auto parts and could remain open only if the workers settled for a wage freeze. $16,000 FLIGHT - Charles A. Munn and his wife, who gives a peace sign as they motor to their Palm Beach, Fla-, home last night, after a chartered nonstop flight from Paris, France. H is said Mr. Munn paid nearly $18,000 for the special flight, as he doesn't like to change planes in New York. Diplomats happy over peace plan UNITED NATIONS (CP) -Diplomats here close to the Middle East peace talks declared themselves encouraged today by a peace plan submitted by Egypt to the Security Council. But inJerusalem Israeli sources said publication of those plans undermines the quiet diplomacy of the peara talks under Guqnar Jarring, the UN's Middle East envoy. Despite the six-point document's denunciation of recent Israeli proposals as mere repetitions of previously expressed Students thrown out LONDON (AP) - A group of students and political exiles seized Sierra Leone's high commission today and held the staff hostage for two hours until ponce threw them out. The students proclaimed themselves a government in exile and said their aim was the release of opposition leaders imprisoned in their West African state. They insisted they used no arms or other weapons to seizo the building. But information attache John BankoJc Jones said later he was grabbed at gunpoint when he arrived for work this morning and was locked with 23 other hostages in a back room of the building, a Portland Place mansion across the street from headquarters of the BBC. While in charge of the building, the students named Henry Johns, a 26-year-old journalism student, as the new "high commissioner." positions, the diplomats here expressed confidence that its publication was a positive step toward the extension of the present ceasefire on the Suez canal, due to expire Feb. 5. The sources, representing both Western and uncommitted countries, expressed satisfaction that the. Israeli and Egyptian plans showed "a ensure of. common ground," although considerable differences remained. The Egyptian plan, contained in a memorandum to Jarring transmitted to Security Council President Sir Colin Crowe of Britain, proposes guarantees of peace and territorial inviolability. It also proposes guarantees of political independence for every state in the Middle East, and the re-establishment of the freedom of navigation in the area's waterways in the context of a general settlement. But it still calls for Israeli withdrawal beyond the June, 1967, frontiers, the establishment of a UN peace force in which contingents of the Big Four powers would participate and the creation of demilitarized zones straddling the frontiers. These proposals have so far proved unacceptable to Israel. Diplomatic sources said that a positive Israeli response to the Egyptian proposals probably would ensure the extension of the ceasefire and give fresh impetus to the talks which are generally considered to have made a fairly encouraging start. TO GO HOME - Igor A. Ivanov, convicted Soviet spy, will be allowed to return borne to visit Ms ailing father according to a U.S. State De-p a r t m e n t announcement. Ivanov, currently free on bail, was sentenced to a 20-year Jail term in 1M4, Engineers book off MONTREAL (CP) - The CNR says many of its engineers in the Montreal area booked off sick today to attend a union meeting dealing with the status of contract negotiations will) the railway. A company spokesman said no precise estimate of the number of engineers who booked oil was available but "many" of about 125 or 130 scheduled for the day shift were off the job. "Trains are operating normally so far despite the shortage of engineers," he said. Snowdon flies tourist class on holiday LONDON (AP) - Lord Snowdon left London airport for Barbados today-flying tourist class -for a holiday in the Caribbean. He said his wife Princess Margaret would join him there next week. On the same British Overseas Airways Corp. jetliner was Lord Harewood and his family-travelling first class. "I think Lord Snowdon is very sensible," he said. "It's much more expensive going first class." New type PM parley urged by Trudeau By DAVE McINTOSH SINGAPORE (CP)-Prime Minister Trudeau urged a new type Commonwealth conference today so that the biennial meetings don't turn into miniature United Nations general assemblies. < He pledged a Canadian contribution of up to $2 . million a year for five years for any agreed expanded Commonwealth fund for technical co-operation. And he told British Prime Minister Edward Heath Kennedy unseated in party contest WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Robert C. Byrd (Dem. W.Va.) unseated Senator Edward M. Kennedy (Dem. Mass.) for the post of Senate Democratic whip, or assistant leader, at the party caucus today, Senator Sam J. Ervin (Dem. N.C.) reported. Ervin said Byrd's surprise victory was won by a 31-to-24 margin. Kennedy's defeat dealt a major blow to whatever prospects remained that he might eventually emerge as a candidate for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination. The senator himself had said he would not run for president next year, renouncing any White House race after the fatal 1968 Chappaquiddick Island automobile accident that killed a young secretary. SENATOR KENNEDY 'What are you going to be unemployed at when you graduate?' Cunningham Drug offer planned TORONTO (CP) - Koffler Stores Ltd., whose holdings include Shoppers Drug Marts in Ontario, New Brunswick and Manitoba, has announced it plans an offer to buy all outstanding shares of Cunningham Drug Stores Ltd., Vancouver. ting priest held JOHANNESBURG (Reuter) - The Anglican Dean of Johannesburg, one of South Africa's foremost anti-apartheid churchmen, was being held today by security police, a church spokesman said. The dean, Very Rev. Gonville ffrench-Beytach, 58, popularly known as "the fighting priest," was taken Wednesday night to security police headquarters in Johannesburg for questioning. "He is still being held there this morning," the spokesman said. "We still don't know the reason for his detention." Security police confirmed they were holding the dean for questioning but would not say what he was being questioned about. that Canada's agricultural trade will be severely hurt by British entry into the European Economic Community. Trudeau spoke twice in the conference today, leading off debate on the subject of the Commonwealth in the 1970s a topic raised by Zambia's controversial proposal for a declaration of principles by the organization. The Zambian proposal would deny all regimes which practice racial discrimination any assistance which would strengthen -~ them. OVERTIME LOOMS This relates to the proposed British sale of naval armaments to South Africa. Britain and Australia oppose the wording of the Zambian proposal. The conference has only one scheduled session left Friday and it is supposed to last only two hours. There is already speculation the conference may go into overtime. Trudeau is scheduled to leave for Jakarta at 3 p.m. Friday to open a four-day official visit to Indonesia, the first by a Canadian head of government since Indonesia proclaimed independence 25 years ago. From Jakarta it was reported the flags of the two countries and huge portraits of Trudeau and President Suharto lined the streets of the Indonesian capital as part of the decoration to welcome the prime minister. At the conference, Trudeau suggested that future Commonwealth meetings forego set speeches and the usual general political and economic, review and tackle specific subjects more informally. His suggested topics for future conference included world economic disparities, racial discrimination, trading patterns, pollution and the population explosion. Trudettu also suggested th: ponderous communique issued after each conference be dropped in favor of a short one saying what subjects were discussed. He concluded by saying, "We could get along, I suppose without the Commonwealth but not nearly so well. "No problems will be solved by the breakup of this odd association, not one of us will find it easier to advance our own interests in its absence. The association benefits most of us and harms none of us. With Zambia's guidelines before us our relationship may become even richer. I look forward to that result." Troops plant flag PHNOM PENH (AP) - Cambodian troops recaptured the Pich Nil pass today and planted their flag over the napalm scarred skeleton of Prince Norodom Sihanouk's mountaintop chalet. About 1,300 infantrymen spearheaded the fastest Cambodian advance in more than a week after being stalled for four days by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces entrenched in the Elephant Mountains on either side of Highway 4. The winding mountain pass was considered the last Communist stronghold separating the two prongs of a 15,000-man Cambodian-South Vietnamese pincer operation to reopen Phnom Penh's only overland supply route from the sea. An estimated 2,000 communists who had withstood four days. ofr intensive American air strikers retreated before the Cambodian advance with virtually no resistance, leaving the rotting bodies of suicide squads who remained in the bunkers to fight to the death. Ailing Truman in hospital KANSAS CITY (AP) - Former president Harry S\ Truman, 86, was admitted to Research Hospital in Kansas City today and his physician described his condition as "fairly weak." A spokesman said diagnostic tests will be made to determine the nature of the ailment. $25,000 sweepstake is okayed The Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association has received approval for a 525,000 sweepstake. Stan Tiffin, president of the exhibition board, made the an-nouncementthis morning, shortly after receiving notice of approval from Edgar Gerhart, Alberta's attorney-general. The sweepstake will be called the Southern Alberta Handicap, and will be held Sept. 25, 1971 on the second running of the Marion Williams Handicap, during the fall race meet. All service clubs in southern Alberta are eligible to participate in the selling of the sweepstake tickets. French officers die in crash AUBENAS, France (Reuter) - A French military plane reported to be carrying generals, an admiral and officials of the French Atomic Anergy Commission crashed in mountains in central France today and first reports indicated that there were no survivors. The wreck of the twin-engined Nord-262 plane was sighted by a military helicopter this evening. Welfare family assigned to posh New York hotel Seen and heard About town    rUGAR - SMOKING Jim Uergcr resorting to the pipe after price increases to his favorite trademark and claiming lie could now enter a meeting incognito with his new disguise . . . Carpenter Maas Van Driesten taking a ribbing after cutting two inches off each side of the roof of his new dog house in order to get it out of his basement . . . Rotund Peter McTavish and Ken Hedley comparing waist sizes and blaming the inflation of "good old home cooking." NEW YORK (AP) - Welfare workers walked off the job at a Brooklyn centre today to protest Mayor John V. Lindsay's suspension of three city employees who placed a welfare family in the Waldorf-Astria Hotel. The walkout threatened to spread to a citywide strike by the 12,000-member Social Services Employees Union, whose contract with the city expired Dec. 31. The union broke off negotiations. About 200 employees at the DeKalb Welfare Centre in Brooklyn refused to work today, protesting the suspension of those responsible for housing a welfare mother and her four children hi two rooms at the Waldorf. Lindsay called for a full investigation Wednesday upon learning that the family was in a $70-a-night suite. He said in a statement that the incident "may well have had a malicious intent." The mother, Cleola Hain-sworth, moved to a friend's apartment after one night in the hotel. Mrs. Hainsworth told reporters she bad not wanted to stay in the Waldorf in the first place. "I told the welfare people that I would rather go to my girlfriend's and that my girl-friend was willing to put us up in two rooms for $100 a week. They said a flat, 'No,' " she said. "And now that's what they've done. That's where I'm staying, and they're paying my girl friend $100 a week." 'The Candlelight killer' found dead in his cell SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -"The candlelight killer strikes again" was scrawled in pencil across the closet door. Candles burned near the body when police arrived. The murder, one of several ritualistic slayings still puzzling authorities in the West, was discovered Juno 7, but the young man who admitted scribbling the phrase has taken further details to the grave. Robert WUlard Liberty, 23, was found strangled with his own shirt in his jail cell Wednesday, five days before the start of his trial in the June murder of a male nurse. Liberty admitted in writing that he penciled "the candlelight IcUler strikes again" ou a closet door in the apartment of Robert Iriom, 52, who was found beaten, stabbed and strangled. L JtOBEItT LIBERTY ;