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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Fomctnt high Saturday iwar 10 above. The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 34 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES Pay doubles in 10 years for doctors OTTAWA (CP) Doctors more than doubled their gross and net earnings from fees in the 10 years after 1959 while expenses increased at a slower rate. Federal health department studies also showed a giant jump in 1969, equal to the percentage increase for the previous 10 years. Average gross earnings in 1969 for the doctors in active fee practice climbed to from the previous year and in 1959. The average net rose to against and The increase in average net and average gross earnings was 7.8 and 8.3 per cent. The 10-year aver- age increases were 7.8 and 7.3. Average expenses of practice rose in the 10-year period to from In 1959, average expenses represented 36.3 per cent of the average gross earn- ings. Ten years later the percentage had dipped to 33.4. The doctors stayed well out in front of average net incomes -of other self-employed professionals, ahead of engineers and architects, lawyers and notaries, dentists and accountants. For the top earners in the medical profession, the average net earnings in 1969 were among doc- tors whose net was or more. This compared with the previous year and at the start of the 10-year period. Alberta, Newfoundland and Ontario were the most financially rewarding places to practise with grosses above and nets above in 1969. RIOT CASUALTIES Dominican sillers Vianney, left and Thomasina wait for aid in the Central Hospital in Salisbury, Rhodesia, ofler their car was stoned by rioting blacks. The sisters were injured by glass from the shattered windshield. HTOVe iUlU IttUS dwvc lu iuuu. 1 Average earnings i Op OlttCK> leader grabbed in swoop In cities of more than the best average was recorded by St. John's, Nfld., at followed by Sudbury and Edmonton The 1969 net average earnings in each province: Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Man- itoba Alberta British Columbia Yukon and Northwest Territories Saskatchewan Prince Edward Island The average in other cities for doctors earning more than net: Windsor Toronto London Ottawa Hamilton Halifax Re- Winnipeg Calgary Quebec Saskatoon Kitchener Saint John Vancouver Montreal Victoria Charlottetown Quebec crisis book big hit By CY FOX LONDON (CP) Brian Moore's book on Canada's kidnapping crisis of 1970 drew wide attention in the reviewing columns of British publications yesterday but the reactions of the critics were mixed. James Cross, the British official held by Quebec guerrillas for two months, said be hasn't yet read the Moore book. He hadn't received a complimentary copy, he said in an interview, but feels enough curios- ity about the volume to buy it now that it is available in British bookshops. Already published in Canada, Tbe Revolution Script by the Belfast born Moore is praised as "a triumph" by critic William Cooper in The Daily Telegraph. But Times reviewer Paul Barker complains about Moore's "journalistic piecing together of adding: "I wish Moore had taken more time for leg- work." "Yet it is a book well worth Barker continues, "ft does evoke skilfully the resentments of Canada's 'White Niggers.' Trudeau brulal Barker says that during the crisis set off by the kidnapping of Cross and cabinet minister Pierre La- porte of Quebec, Prime Minister Trudeau outdid the revolutionaries "in real-life toughness even brutal- ity." "Hjs emergency tactics risked both Cross's life and that of Pierre who was finally murdered by his captors. A long review in the left wing New Statesman says the abductions in October, 1970, "called attention to the inferior status of the French-Canadians, although Laporte's brutal murder probably harmed their cause more than all their other actions helped it." By invoking the War Measures Act, Trudeau gave himself powers which Prime Minister Brian Faulkner of troubled Northern Ireland might envy at the present time, The Statesman goes on. The 1970 drama in Quebec "was his Trudeau's Cuba, as Rhodesia was Harold Wilson's, and he made less of a mess of it." Canada's price record best OTTAWA (CP) Canada had the least consumer price inflation of the 14 leading Industrial countries of the world through most of last year. But the rate of inflation wns increasing as the ycnr wore on, In contrast to prices in the U.S. where rnpiil price increases early in 1971 tnpcrcd off, appar- ently in response to the Aug. 15 price [recM ordered by President Nixon. From REUTER-AP SALISBURY (CP; Eight black Africans were killed aiid 14 wounded by police gunfire in tJmtali Thursday night, bring- ing the death toll to 14 in riots in Rhodesia over terms pro- posed for an independence set- tlement. An official announcement here of the casualties in the eastern city, 150 miles from Salisbury, came a few hours after security police swooped on the Salisbury black township of Highfields today and arrested Josiah Chinamano, a top black nationalist leader. Ohinamano Is national treas- urer of the African National Council which is leading a vig- orous campaign against black acceptance o f independence terms, now being tested for "ac- ceptability" here by the British commission headed by Lord Pearee. Chinamano fainted after the police arrived at his home and he was taken to hospital. His wife Ruth was also arrested. Both were released from deten- tion for their political activities only about three months ago. Twenty-four persons were ar- Nixon acts in strike KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) President' Nixon sent Con- g r e s s emergency legislation today IJiat would provide for ar- bitration of a United States West Coast dock dispute and an immediate halt to the strike at Pacific ports. In a message to Congress, Nixon said he wants the mea- sure passed by the end of next week. "Let there be no mistake about the urgency of this legis- he wrote. "This is a vital mailer to the people of this country, and the nation can af- ford no delay." A two-stage strike by the In- ternational Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union against the ship-operating Pacific Mari- time Association is estimated to have caused economic damage mounting into the hundreds of millions of dollars. rested in the violence at Uratali, the government announced. The Umtali rioting followed a pattern of unrest in the last 10 days in Shabani, Gwelo, Salis- bury and Fort Victoria as oppo- nents of the settlement terms mobilize black opinion in urban areas to denounce independence terms which they see as perpe- tuating white rule. About 40 per- sons, many of them white, have been hurt in the riots. Members of the Pearee com- mission have so far been forced to caU off five of the meetings they planned with the aim of listening to black views. With concern mounting at the fltorst law and order crisis Rho- desia has known for a decade, and over the .future of the Pearee commission, Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith is to broadcast over radio and televi- sion tonight. New mint planned WINNIPEG (CP) Supply Minister James Richardson an- nounced here that the new Ca- nadian Mint will be built in Winnipeg. The building will cost an es- timated million and con- struction will begin this year. Mr. Richardson, member of parliament for Winnipeg-South who has been pressing for lo- cation of the new mint in Win- nipeg since his appointment to the federal cabinet after the 1968 election, made the announcement at a lavish re- ception. Mr. Richardson said in an address that he has urged de- centralization of federal gov- ernment activity ever since his cabinet appointment. Seen and heard About town ACCOUNTANT Bob Par- kyn defining the new "tax free rollover" as what you do in your grave when you look back and see what they're doing with what you left behind Lome Benson wondering how to keep his photographs flat after he printed them in a bedroom converted to a darkroom. Agreement elusive in air strike talks OTTAWA (CP) An all-night drive to polish off tbe strike of air traffic controllers seemed tantallzingly close to success early today. But still no more than that. As elusive as ever was a final word of agreement between ne- gotiators for the federal treas- ury board and the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association. The talks took off early Thursday evening on the basis of a new set of proposals sub- mitted to the two bargaining teams by mediator Noel Hall. The first indication that prog- ress was being made on the key issues of wages and hours of work came when a u n io n spokesman told reporters the bargaining session would last beyond midnight for the first time since the strike began Monday. Tbe two sides traded propos- als through the night. At 7 a.m. EST, when asked for the 10th time in as many hours whether a settlement seemed imminent, one negotiator replied: "Oh, we still have a couple of exchanges to go." An hour later the question was whether the two sides could close before succumbing to ex- haustion. Dissent even one man on a team would make an agreement next to impossible. ADJOURN TO EAT When allowed by Mr. Hall to adjourn for breakfast, the union negotiators had no smiles and no comment as they passed through a crowd of public serv- ants arriving at work. In a half-hour they were back to bar- gain some more. The sudden progress in talks followed the announce- ment Thursday by Prime Minis- ter Trudeau that the govern- ment was not yet ready to re- call-Parliament to seek a legis- lated end to the strike ttot has grounded most commercial air traffic in Canada. Defying both critics and prog- nosticators, Mr. Trudeau told reporters at the end of a five- hour meeting that the cabinet had "considered the strike and we decided to let the mediation process continue." He said it would be "irrespon- sible" for tbe government to take away the right to strike the first time the controllers tried to use it. TRUDEAU TAKES TRAIN Meanwhile, Mr. Trudeau travelled overnight by train from Ottawa to Toronto. A spokesman for his office said it was considered unfair to him to be flying when everybody else could cot. Alberta meanwhile continued to feel the effects of the strike. Edmonton International Air- port will be closed to all types of assistance by air traffic con- trollers unless the national strike ends by Wednesday, Hani Henschler, western re- gional spokesman for the asso- ciation, said today. Mr. Henschler said in an in- terview that designated control- Ars are handling emergency flights under a contract that in- sists no controller may work more than nine successive days. TALKS, BUT NO MOVES Prime Minister Trudeau (left) and Transport Minister Don Jamieson (right) meet with reporters following a Thursday cabinet meeting in Ottawa. Mr. Trudeau said there were no immediate plans to recall Parliament to deal with a four- day-old strike by air traffic controllers. Mr. Jamieson taid he hoped mediation pro- cess, currently under way, would resolve the dispute between the controllers ond their federal employers. Treasury board President C. M. Drury, also involved in the dispute at cabinet level, looks on. GBC strike may spread TORONTO (CP) A CBC spokesman said it is too early to determine whether walkout by 149 technical personnel at tbe corporation's Ottawa office today "Is an isolated incident" or whether it will spread across tbe country. The spokesman said in an in- terview that in tbe event of strike or withdrawal of services by the technical personnel- members of the National Asso- ciation of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (N A B E management personnel would move into the jobs and carry on nationally "as fully is possi- ble." The 149 Ottawa workers, the union's total complement there, walked off tbe job at a.m. EST to conduct a "24-hour study There are NABET mem- bers at the CBC and they were in a legal strike position as of midnight Thursday. Municipal grants ceiling remains EDMONTON (CP) -A million ceiling on municipal grants established by the form- er Social Credit administration, will remain in effect, the gov- ernment announced Thursday. The decision was announced following a meeting between Ouch! GREENVILLE, R.I. (AP) The auto licence plate of Dr. Joseph Hartnett, a deu- tist, reads: OUCH. Millionaire art dealer throws party PARIS (AP) A million- aire art dealer flew 735 friends and clients from New York to Paris Thursday for a vcekcnd-long birth- day party. "If I had any sensibility or good taste, I'd be embar- said Reese Palley. "To hell with he said on the steps of one of two Boeing 747s he chartered for his 50th birthday. The planes took off Wednes- day night from Kennedy Air- p.m. minutes port shortly after About two hours 2 later, at feet, Palley cut his IVi-foot-wide 50th birthday cake. His guests drank champagne after a filet mignon dinner. In Paris, 3 buses brought the party-goers to their ho- tel, where 370 rooms were re- served for them. The cost was not clear, but Palley said, "All I know is that I wrote cheques for the cabinet and representatives of the Alberta Urban Munici- palities Association. Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell said following the meeting that both sides will search tor methods to ease mun- icipal problems. He said any increase in grants "would be very mini- mal" and added that tbe gov- ernment would not return to the former system of paying muni- cipalities a percentage of reve- nues from oil and gas royal- tics. Alderman Peter Petrasuk of Calgary, president of the urban municipalities association, said he sympathizes with the gov- ernment's position but is disappointed because the municipalities are left "in an awkward and crucial position." However, only the Ottawa workers were off the job today. All otter CBC locations reported technical personnel on duty al- though several indicated union members would study the situa- tion Saturday. Winnipeg and Edmonton members will vote Saturday on whether to strike. RECOMMENDS TERMS A conciliation report handed down last Friday recommended that the union members accept a 21-month contract with a six- per-cent raise retroactive to July I, 1971, with another 4ft per cent July 1, this year. The employees currently earn between and a week for a 40-hour week. If the strike mushroom! across the country, live pro- gramming might be severely hampered. Tbe spokesman said such programming is restricted b a s i c a 11 y to national news, hockey games and supper-hour news, weather and sports pro- grams. Saturday night there are hockey games in Vancouver and Montreal scheduled for broad- cast which could be affected if union locals in the two cities withdraw services. Cadets resign in cheating scandal COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) U.S. Air Force Academy offi- cials say they expect many more resignations in addition to the 16 cadets who already have quit in a scandal involving aca- demic cheating and other viola- tions of the school's honor code. Lt.-Gon. Albert P. Clark, academy superintendent, said Thursday night the cadets them- selves arc conducting the inves- tigation and arc checking a list or about 75 names, of which 2.1 Kriouily implicated. "All of these cases where the honor violations are confirmed will result in Clark said. The latest investigation is the third involving cheating at the air academy since 1965. Clark said most violations in- volved "a c B d e m i c clieating, with one or two cases of steal- ing from fellow cadets." SHARE INFORMATION He said the form of cheating Involved "during MornmUoo o( a written examination in ad- vance of the examination, so that the cadet wto gave, the in- formation and he who received it are both guilty in violation of the code." The violations appear to fall primarily in the junior class, Clark said, adding that there appears to be "no direct pat- terns Involving athletes per sc, a II hough there arc n few mem- bers of one of the athletic teams involved, not football." Toe honor retds: will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does." The 13-year-old academy un- derwent its first major cheating probe in 1965, when 109 cadets resigned as a result of involve- ment in the theft, sale and Im- proper use of examination pa- pers. In 1907, another 46 re- signed for cither exchanging in- formation on cxnms or for hav- ing knowledge of the cheating but not reporting It. Alberta court judges named OTTAWA (CP) Lawyers W. K. Moore of Calgary and D. H. Bowen of Edmonton have been appointed judges of the trial di- vision of the Supreme Court of Alberta, the Justice department announced today. Mr. Moore, 46, lias practised in Calgary since 1953 with ttn firm of Moore, Atkinson, Mc- Malion, Tingle and Harrison. He is a member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Bowcn, 48, has practised In Edmonton with the firm of Duncan and Bowcn since 1952. He is a city alderman. Miner killed in Colemau accident COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Cliff Lorenson of Coleman was killed in a mining accident at Coleman Collieries Ltd. B Level Mine early today. Lorenson, 32, a miner, was working at the face or entry to the mine when the mishap occurred. Details were not im- mediately available. Mr. Lorenson, who had been working for the company for the past year, previously re- sided in Calgary. He is surviv- ed by his mother and three sis- ters in Calgary. Britain, Malta wind up talks ROME (Rcutcr) Britain and Malta ended Wt days of talks here today about British bases on tire Mediterranean Is- land without agreement, but British Defence Secretary Lord Harrington Bald the negotiations may resume next week. ;