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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FOftKAfT HIGH TUESDAY 10-15 1ELOW The Lctlibridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 36 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Govt. to unveil investment policy soon TORONTO Prime Minister Trudeau says the federal government will unveil its foreign invest- ment policy "around the time" Parliament reconvenes Feb. 16. Interviewed on the CHPB radio program Let's Dis- cuss It, taped Friday and aired Sunday night, Mr. Trudeau said the government would be ready to make the announcement "a little before" the House recon- venes but might wait until it sits. "The purpose of the policy will be to ensure that we are in greater control of our domestic he said. This would not exclude outside capital and tech- nology needed to develop the country, he said. "What it really means is that we will have to pick and choose a bit." Asked about a screening agency a recommenda- tion in the Gray report on foreign investment the prime minister said the policy would be "a trade-off between the desire to get assistance and the de- sire to remain In control of our own destiny." Per- haps earlier, when Canada needed heavy foreign invest- ment for development, the choice would have been more difficult, he added. But Canada has reached the stage in its development where it can pick and choose." Could be cutbacks Asked if a screening agency could function with- out reducing investment, Mr. Trudeau said some cut- backs would result. "That would be the purpose of it. But not neces- sarily in all areas or perhaps even over-all." He noted that individual government measures al- ready had prevented foreign investment In some areas. "To the extent that foreign investment has not come In these areas, it has been reduced." In other areas where it had been available, he couldn't say whether there had been a reduction or not. He also outlined plans for the Competition Act which Consumer Affairs Minister Hon Basford an- nounced earlier would be revised and re-introduced at the next parliamentary session. Mr. Trudeau said the revision would be "along the lines of representations" made to government since the bill was first introduced. There were some who feared the original bill would not improve business competition and would prevent even those mergers that would be beneficial for the country. We're not against mergers and joint ventures of the result is he said. "I think this is the main thrust of the changes we'll be looking at." Mum on vote date He again declined to disclose 'when he might call the next federal election, generally expected this year although the government's mandate runs until June, 1973. "When it will take place, I honestly don't he said. "I've told Liberals they must be prepared for every eventuality so I suppose they should be getting pre- pared now." The timing was a decision yet to be made, he said, and did not reply when one questioner suggested It would be held this June to avoid running too close to the five-year limit or conflicting with the American presidential election this November. Asked if the government might adopt wage and price controls, he said the possibility could not be ex- cluded but it was "not too likely." Canada had a better record against Inflation than any other International Monetary Fund Country during 1971 and he saw little possibility of things suddenly going bad enough to warrant "this extreme measure Drugs have no effect on college grades CHICAGO (AP) Use of illegal drugs by college students has no significant effect on how well Ihey do in school, says a sludy of Harvard University under- graduates. The study, published in the January issue of the American Medical Association's Archives of General Psychiatry, was based on a questionnaire distributed to a sample one-third of seniors. The researchers found that, over-all, there was no statistically significant relationship between drug use and grades in the three college years preceding the questionnaire. H also was found that there was no significant change in grades following the start of use of marijuana. Alcohol, classified as a drug in the sludy, was the only one associated with consistently lower grades. Sixty-nine per cent of the group said they had used an illegal drug at least once. TWO-THIRDS USED POT Two-thirds had used only marijuana, and one- fourtli had tried hallucinogens, amphetamines and oc- casionally opiates and cocaine. More than half had tried drugs more than 10 times and fewer than 10 per cent reported a single experi- ence. The sludy was conducted by Dr. Paul A. Waltors, Dr. George W. Goelhals and Harrison G. Pope. The only difference they found in student activities was that users of drugs were slightly more activo in campus political organizations. More of the non-users had definite career plans than Ihe users. Most of Hie differences between users and non. users wore in Hie students' personal lives, rather than Iheir "official" college life. 'Wtlcome aboard non- flight 867...'- Seen and heard About town club secretary Helen MacKenzie noting the brisk increase in lounge busi- ness during cold snaps Anne Campbell's r u mpus room bursting at the seams with the European tour choir moved in for practice shoemaker Joachim Gotthilf voicing disapproval at the manufacture of synthetic ski boots. Leads heart team CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Heuter) Dr. Marus Bar- nard, brother o[ heart-trans- plant pioneer Chris Barnard, led a team of surgeons in a transplant operation on a 41- year old welder. The patient is a former gold mine worker, John Montgomery, who has had four heart attacks since June 19C7. Two-price wheat system hailed by west farmers Danes mourn king COPENHAGEN (AP) To the slow beat of drums, King Frederik IVs bier moved through the streets of Copen- hagen today In funeral proces- sion. Tens of thousands lined the streets as 48 sailors of the Royal Navy pulled the bier, wrapped in the monarch's flag and with his admiral's hat and sword on top, on a gun carriage in ceremonial slow march. Dressed in black, with long veils, Queen Margrethe, the king's 31-y e z r-o 1 d daughter; Queen Ingrid, the king's 61- year-old widow, and the king's two younger daughters, Prin- cess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, braved an icy wind to walk for more than a mile behind the bier. They were joined in the 40- minute march by King ConsUn- tine of Greece, King Olav and Crown Prince Harald of Nor- way, King Baudouin of Belgium, Queen Juliana of Holland, Brit- ain's Prince Philip and Prince Rainier of Monaco. S w e d e n 's 89-year-old King Gustaf Adolf, Queen Ingrid's father, did not make the walk but joined the cortege at the railway station. Other mourners walking be- hind the bier included President Gustav Heinemann of West Ger- many, President Urho Kekko- neu of Finland and John Eisen- hower, son of the late president, who was designated by Presi- dent Nixon to represent the United States because his father was a pedsonal friend of King Frederik's. INK THROWER IN CUSTODY Karine Cooper, 31, of Sweden, is taken in custody at Egmont Palace in Brus- sels, Saturday, after ihe threw a plastic bag of ink onto British Prime Minister Edward Heath who was arriving fo sign the treaty taking Britain into the European Common Market. The ink-splattered Miss Cooper still holds the plastic bag. CBC technicians in strike mood By THE CANADIAN PRESS CBC radio and televsion tech- nicians, bogged down in a con- tract dispute, are expected to endorse strike action over- whelmingly when results of a nation wide ballot are an- nounced later today. The technicians took the strike vote Saturday when they staged a one day walkout in centres from Halifax to Vancou- ver. Results were forwarded to Montreal and were expected to be announced by noon. The techncians returned to work Sunday but could be off their jobs again by mid-week if the vote favors strike action. An association spokesman in Ottawa said technicians could be off Iheir jobs again by Tues- day but chief negotiator Robert Bouchard said in Montreal be felt there would be no "action" until Wednesday "We'll try to'use the strike vote to get talks going again." Mediators in the federal labor department were expected to I seek a renewal of negotiations 'after the strike vote is an- nounced. HOCKEY SHOWN An attempt to keep Hockey Night in Canada off the CBC Saturday night failed. Only one prevous CBC Saturday night hockey telecast has been stopped. That was Dec. 4 when technicians walked off their jobs. Although unable to telecast ei- ther the Boston at Montreal or New York at Vancouver games, the CBC arranged to pick up the game between Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota North Stars in Bloomington, Minn. Technicians' spokesmen charged strike-breaking but a CBC offical said strike-break- ing was not involved because United States techncians be- longed to a different union and were not directly involved in the CBC dspute. He also said the CBC had an obligation to its viewers. OTTO LANG Greatest Victory SASKATOON (CP) Manpower Minister Otto Lang Saturday .announced a "realistic" two-price sys- tem for wheat which will increase the price of the top grade sold for domestic consumption to a bushel. The announcement was welcomed by farm spokes- men, who said it was about time. FEDERAL SUBSIDY Mr. Lang, the minister re- sponsiblefor the Canadian Wheat Board, told a news con- ference the higher domestic price will be reached through a direct subsidy from the federal treasury and will not result in increased prices for flour and bread. He said he will announce later when the new system will take effect and how the subsidy will be distributed. The new support program im- proves on a two-price system that has been in effect since 1969 when Ottawa announced it would maintain the price of do- mestically consumed wheat at a bushel-the floor price set in the International Grains Arrangement. Prices had fallen below Mr.. Lang indicated the price will apply to wheat sold for human consumption, which in the 1969-70 crop year amounted to 63.3 million bushels. QUITE OPTIMISTIC He said he hopes the move will not increase production. One factor that would discour- age increased production is a limited domestic market. In 1969-70 domestic use of wheat amounted to 180.9 million bushels compared with 1969 pro- duction of 684.2 million bushels. Of the IBO.s-miuion bushels of wheat used domestically in 1969-70, some 93 million bushels went for animal feed, wastage and dockage, 16.7 million .for seed requirements and 63.3 mil-" lion for human food. Mr. Lang said UK Liberal government's decision was "the greatest victory of my career in the came of justice it will remit in tetter income for farmers." Roy Atkinson of Saskatoon, president of the National Farm- ers Union, said the government "has finally faced reality." "It's a step forward and indi- cates the position farmers have taken by uniting in associations has been justified because it has effected file bringing about of one element of a national grains Mr. Atkinson said, not- ing that the NFU would prefer a to? price of a bushel to recognize increased prbduction costs. Arthur Thompson of Pense, Sask., vice-president of the Pal- liser Wheat Growers Associa- tion, termed the announcement a" "great surprise" and said it indicates the government is aware of the agricultural contri- bution to the economy. Mr. Thompson said his asso- ciation supports the top price because it could mean produc- tion controls "if we start lean- ing too heavily on the federal treasury." Dobson Lea, president of Al- berta's Unifann, said Ottawa has finally agreed to a request farmers have been making for many years. Mr. Lea said the details should include a method of sharing the returns with produc- ers of other grains, particularly oats and barley, lo offset a tendency to increase wheat acreages. "An increase in wheat produc- tion wouldn't be wise under our present surplus conditions." Hill Spring man killed on ranch A 19 year old Hill Spring man was killed instantly Satur- day when his clothing became tangled in the power take-off of a farm tractor. Cardston RCMP report David Bruce Allred, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Allred of Hill Spring, had been operating the power unit to roll grain. Mr. Allred had been employ- ed by the Palmer Ranch in the Hill Spring district and was working on the ranch at the time of the accident. Coroner Dr. R. W. Russell of Cardston advised no Inquest is planned. Car insurance CUl EDMONTON (CP) A general decrease in car insur- ance rates is unlikely this year, says Yale Joffe, president of the Insurance Agents' Associa- tion of Alberta. Mr. Joffee said he did not expect a rate reduction because the number of accidents, cost of repairs and cost of injury claims did not decrease last year. Some drivers may receive rate reductions where Statistics show that there have been few- er or less-costly accidents in their classifications, he said in an interview. Strike rally today OTTAWA (CP) The results of a vote by striking air traffic controllers on a tentative con- tract with the federal govern- ment are to be announced at p.m. MST today. A spokesman for the Cana- dian Air Traffic Control Asso- ciation said union executives now have no plan of action should the members reject the agreement which was signed Saturday after a night- long mediation session. Should the membership refuse to ratify the contract, he said, then the dispute which hag brought commercial air service almost to a halt "will be in the government's ball park." He speculated the government would recall Parliament to seek back-lo-work legislation. But these other options also were open; Return to mediate talks under mediator Noel Hall of Vancouver; talks between the two parties without a mediator; and no action at all by either party for a time. MAY CONTINUE ANYWAY Even with a decision by the government to recall Parlia- ment, the strike would be likely to continue at least until late in the week. Military aircraft are available to Bbattte MPs to Ottawa within 48 hours of a call from Speaker Lucien Lamoureux. Given unan- imous assent, legislation could be through the Commons in one day and through the Senate the next. Dissenting MPs however, could delay passage of a bill for at least three days. In Toronto, a union spokes- man described the attitude of its Toronto members as "pretty negative." His comment seemed borne out by reaction from oilier centres. Fred Luettger, Pacific region counsellor for tlie association, said British Columbia control- lers were urged to reject the settlement. William Schwartz, another re- gional counsellor, said in Winni- peg most members in his area were upset by the settlement terms and "there is a very strong possibility they are going to reject the contract." John Shepert, spokesman for Calgary-area controllers, said Sunday the agreement probably would be overwhelmingly re- jected there. Israeli attack base TEL AVIV (Reuter) Israeli planes today attacked an Arab guerrilla base at Dera in south- ern Syria, a military spokesman said. Russell resignation sought for 'record of bungling' Nixon budget written in red ink WASHINGTON dcnt Nixon has handed Con- gress a billion United States budget for fiscal 1973 written in deep red ink. He an- nounced two huge deficits billion this fiscal year and billion next and said they will help speed up the U.S. economic recovery. "Deficit spending at this lime, like temporary wage and price controls, is strong but necessary Nixon said in his budget message to- da. Yet he slapped repeatedly at the Democratic-controlled Con- gress for spending more than he hnd asked. Revenues will rise "ns Ihe new prosperity lakes Rccublican Nixon promised. Tn asking ?76.5 billion lor de- fence, Nixon scheduled the first sizable increase in new weap- ons system spending in years, even while "we irtove to zero draft calls." The move fore- shadowed big increases to strengthen American nuclear power and conventional forces, particularly the fleet. He asked billion for space, a bit more than this year bill aimed at less lofty exploration goals. The money would launch work on the re- usuablc space shuttle but can- cel the announced "Grand Tour" of outer planets. SIGNAL TO SOVIET The president's move to speed up the undersell long- range missile system ULMS is regarded as a signal to Moscow that the United States will not stand still if Ihe Russians stall on agreeing to limit missile- sub growth. Defence depart- ment officials say the Soviets have doubled their production rate and could overtake the U.S. next year. In addition to the ULMS, Nix- on proposed increased funds to speed conversion of 31 Polaris subs lo the multi warhead Poseidon missile, and replace- ment of older Minuleman inter- continental ballistic missiles with advanced multl warhead models. Nixon recommended m o ncy to push ahead with deployment of the Safeguard nnti missile system: for development of a supplementary antl znlssilo called Hardsite; to continue de- velopment of a new long-range bomber, and to start buying an sirborne warning and control system for defence against So- viet bombers. WILL HELP RESEARCH The budget calls for a many- sided program lo stimulate re- search and development by pri- vate firms, universities and federal agencies with lax incentives, grants, subsidies and other incentives. For the first lime, the de- fence department will not have the biggest budget. The depart- ment of health, education and with scheduled out- lays of billion, will top the Pentagon's spending by bil- lions, mostly because of rising Social Security payments. EDMONTON (CP) Tile So- cial Credit opposition of Alber- ta called today for Ihe resigna- tion of Municipal Affairs Min- ister Dave Russell for what they called a "record of bun- gling" in his five months in office. George Ho Lem, Social Credit MLA for Calgary Mc- Knight, listed what he termed five "serious blunders" by Mr. Russell, including Ihe sugges- tion as yet unannounced- thai the government has fro- zen the Alberta Housing Cor- porations program of direct mortgage lending lo persons who can't obtain mortgage funds from, conventional lend- ers. FIGHT ACCELERATED The Social Credit statement today accelerates the pollitcal fight between the Progressive Conservative government and the Opposition that broke out in earnest last week with the government accusing tire for- mer Administration of under- budgeting by J65 million. Mr. Ho Lem said he Is appealing to Premier Peter Lougheed "on n o n-partisan" grounds to replace Mr. Russell as minister "before any further damage is done." The Conservatives promised both before and after the Aug. 30 provincial election that the million ceiling on munici- pal grants would be removed, Mr. Ho Lem said in a state- ment. He added that now Mr. Rus- sell has told municipal associa- tions that the promises can not be fulfilled "causing his own party and caucus members lo publicly state that they were extremely embarrassed by Ilia about-face in policy." The apparent freezing of the housing corporation's direct lending program no fur- ther funds will be provided for "one of Uic most progrcssiro programs Initialed by the So- cial Credit ho said. ;