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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta eeunr FORECAST HIOH WEDNESDAY 20.31 BELOW The lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 37 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES FLQ brain gives up PIERRE VALLIERES MONTREAL (CP) Author Pierre Vallieres, a leading Ihinker of the Front de Liberlion du Quebec who has been a fugitive from Justice for more than four months, gave himself up to police Monday night. The 34-year-old revolutionary philosopher, dedicated to Quebec independence, went into hiding last Septem- ber before his trial on charges of seditious conspiracy and counselling to kidnapping and murder.. Vallieres, wearing a moustache and with hair cut shorter than when he disappeared, arrived alone in a taxi at the provincial police headquarters on east-end. Parthenais Street. He was met there by lawyer Jacques Bellemare p.m. and surrendered to the duty officer, Marcel Demontigny, who recognized him, shook his hand and said: "Bon soir, Pierre." Vallieres, author of Negras Blancs d'Amerique White Niggers of America, was rumored by several sources to be ready to come out of hiding, especially since he issued a controversial 27-page document last month denouncing FLQ armed violence and supporting tne separatist Parti Quebecois. Before he was taken to a detention cell Monday night, Vallieres spoke to two reporters who were on the scene after being tipped in advance about the planned surrender. He told them he stayed in the Montreal area during his period of hiding from early September. He spent his time reading newspapers and watching television. He ajso underwent an agonizing time of self-cri- Koisni that resulted in the document repudiating ter- rorist violence and favoring the Parti Quebecois, with seven elected members in the Quebec legislature, as (he vehicle through ivhich to win a free Quebec. He told reporters that was Hie single most dif- ficult thing he faced in the last four monhs, far more difficult than deciding to give himself up to police. Reverses view la another reversal of opinion, Vallieres said of his court appearance today: "I have confidence in the ju- dicial authorities." Shortly failed to show up in court Sept. 7 to have a trial date set, and FLQ note was published in two Montreal newspapers explaining that he had gone into hiding "because there arc more important things for a revolutionary to do in Quebec than to sub- mit interminably to fake political trials." The fiery revolutionary had spent almost lour years hi Jail after first being arrested in September, 19G6, in front of the United Nations building in New York fiuring a demonstration. He was wanted in Montreal in the bombing death four months earlier of a secre- tary in east-end shoe factory. He was released on 'bail in May, 1970, and re- arrested under the War Measures Act during the Oc- tober kidnap crisis that year. He was again on bail when he disappeared last September. It was during the latest period of hiding lhat Val- lieres threw FLQ thinking into confusion with his docu- ment Tne FLQ and the Major Lessons of October, 1970. It was delivered to and published in Montreal Le Devoir in December and immediately touched off an- gry outbursts' if criticism from other FLQ associated people. Fed-UD By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Progressive Conservative House Leader Ged Baldwin says he believes thousands of active Lib- erals are on the verge of deserting the party because of personal opposition to Prime Minister Tmdeau's policies. Mr. Baldwin, MP for Peace River, Alta., was com- menting on the defection of Victor Pod, a key member of the Mount Royal Liberal Association, to the Progres. sive Conservatives. Mount Royal is Mr. Trudeau's own riding. Mr. Pod, an alderman for the town of Mount Royal and chairman of Mr. Trudeau's publicity committee in the 1965 federal election and a member of the riding's fund raising committee in I960, said Monday he has quit the Liberals and joined the Conservatives. His defection comes just days alter half the execu- tive of Ihe Leeds Liberal Association in Ontario resign- ed because of a disagreement with Mr. Tnidean's idea of Liberalism. George Fulford, former Liberal MP and vice-president of the Leeds group until his resignation, has said he will support the PCs in the next federal election. Association president Thomas Cossitt also quit the Leeds group. Mr. Baldwin says he believes recent defections are "just the tip of a vast iceberg" of thousands of active Liberals who are disenchanted with Mr. Trudcau. The PC house leader said a number of top Liberal supporters In Calgary have deserted the party and are working for the PCs for the federal election expected this year. "I'm not saying all of those who have defected througlxiut the country have suddenly become dedicated Conservntlvcs. Whnt I nm saying is lhat they arc long- time Literals who do not regard Mr. Trudcau or his policies us representing Liberalism In ils line form. Therefore, tlipy will leave the parly snrl stay out as Mr. Trudeau is Its slid Mr. Baldwin. Rotating Controllers dare Ottawa stnfees i to act in wage dispute By THE CANADIAN PRESS Rotating strikes appear to be the next step br 'In ,National Association of Rv.-.'ii, Em- ployees and Te .1 its contract dispute w. CBC. Kenneth Steel, chairman of the association's bargaining committee, said Monday night .in Toronto that strategy would be decided in a telephone con- ference by committee members later today. "But rotating strikes seem to be favored at this point. And they could start in a couple oE days, probably Wednesday. We're not going to sit around long, I can tell you that." The technicians, in a ballot taken Saturday and announced Monday, voted 90.07 per cent In favor of strike action. Of 2.041 eligible members, cast ballots with voting in favor and 147 against. There were seven spoiled ballots. WAIT FOR WORD Mr. Steel said the committee was awaiting word from the CBC on a possible resumption of talks. "It's either going to be now that we do it or after a long he said. It was understood Monday the dispute would go to federal me- diation although neither side would comment. Rotating strikes would affect Individual centres rather than the entire network. A similar tactic has been employed by postal employees. Added pressure on the CBC came Monday from the announ- cer-clerical unit of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which disclosed its members would not work with manage- ment personnel to carry on pro- gramming on the absence of technicians. The Toronto Radio Producers' Association took a similar stand. COULD HAVE EFFECT The decision could affect both CBC radio and 'television pro- gramming. Meanwhile, lechnicians 1 n both the Maritimes and Vancou- ver began working .to rule: tak- ing meal breaks on schedule, refusing overtime and obeying orders only from authorized su- pervisors. The technicians have been In a legal position to strike since a.m. EST Friday, a posi- tion reached after several months of bargaining. They rejected a conciliation report which proposed a 21- month contact including a six- per-cent raise retroactive to July 1, 1971, and another per-ccnt raise July 1 this "year. Salaries now range between 5119 and for a 40-hour week. SHOICHI YOKOI all inmt a dream Second World War soldier found hiding in jungle AGANA, Guam (AP) A man who told officials he is a former Japanese army sergeant and has been hiding in the jun- gles since the Second World Wai says: "It all seems like a dream." "I keep thinking I'll wake up Shoichi Yokoi said as he met with reporters after two fishermen spotted him. and sub- dued him near his cave home Monday. Guam Gov. Carlos Gamacho said first investigation showed no reason to disbelieve Yokoi's claim to be a Japanese army survivor, but Camacho said he knew of no way to establish the claim conclusively. With Camacho standing at his side and honorary Japanese Consul James Hintafcu serving as an interpreter, Yokoi de- scribed his life since Americans landed an invasion force in 1944. He said he and nine other sol- diers fled into the jungle in 1844 and the group gradually dwin- dled to two other men and him- self. He said he had been alone since the two others died within i short lime eight j-ears ago. The 5-foot-4 Yokoi said he is 55. Doctors said he weighed only 90 pounds and was anemic, but was otherwise in surpris- ingly good physical condition. Yokoi said he was afraid to come out of hiding because he didn't know what would happen to him. He said he subsisted on fish, coconuts and wild vegeta- tion. Camacho said he will return Yokoi to Japan as soon as possi- ble. Farmers to cash in recognition extended DACCA (AP) Czechoslova- kia quickly followed the Soviet Union today in recognizing Bangladesh and other countries were expected to follow suit. CTK, the Czechoslovak news agency, said the Prague govern- ment recognized Bangladesh as an independent and sovereign state and wants to exchange ambassadors. Officials of the young country expressed great pleasure at Moscow's recognition. The Soviet consul-general to Dacca conveyed his govern- ment's decision to Prime Minis- ter Mujibur Rahman. Foreign Minister A. S. Azard told reporters that he hoped rec- ognition from Washington wou'd come "sooner than expected." But the most recent word from officials in the US., capital was that recognition was not even under consideration. The Uniled Slates backed Pakistan in Ihe two-week war with India in December and the Soviet Union backed India, which entered the fight to estab- lish the independence of Bangla- desh. India and Bhutan one of Its, Himalayan dependencies, were the first slates to recognize Bangladesh. Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland say they plan to do so when other West- ern nations mnkc up (heir minds, and speedy recognition now is expected from Hungary and Romania, the other mem- bers of the Soviet bloc OTTAWA (CP) Farmers will be able to cash in on new domestic wheat subsidies "within a a spokesman for Otto Lang, minister respon- sible for the Canadian wheat board, said Monday. Mr. Lang announced last weekend in Saskatoon that the government will pay farmers a bushel more than they currently receive for wheat sold in Canada fo_- human consump- total of The spokesman said Mr, Lang is "very close" to announcing when farmers will receive the new price and whether they will receive it through direct federal subsidy or the wheat board. "We hope to have the me- chanics worked out within a month." The spokesman said Mr. Lang has long favored an increase in domestic wheat prices, but that it had taken some time to con- vince his cabinet colleagues. The decision to boost the do- mestic top grade wheat price lo a bushel from the current subsidized rate of n bushel will cost the Canadian taxpayer about million a year. WON'T AFFECT BULK But while the increased do- mestic price lias brought enthu- siastic comment from farm Canadian Fed- eration of Agriculture said it "greatly nppreciates" the in- won't affect Ihe bulk of whoal told by Canadian Most Canadian three quarters of ex- ported, and the export price moves up and down competi- tively on the world market. A Statistics Canada outlook for this year says world wheat pro- duction will be about 11.3 billion bushels from 10.6 billion in lower prices for Canadian wheat sold abroad. The outlook for Canadian wheat this coming year indi- cates that Canadian exports will "reach or surpass" 435 million bushels, the 1970-71 total. Domestic consumption, how- ever, is predicted to be a little lower lhan the 156 milh'on bushels used for food, feed and seed in 1970-71. OTTAWA (CP) With their ballots Monday, air Iraffic con- trsllers challenged the govern- ment either lo force them back to work with legislation or give them what they want at the bar- gaining table. Voting to 247, the con- trollers rejected a proposed 27- month contract that would have raised their salaries 17 per cent and shortened their 36-hour work week by 1% hours. Today, a treasury board spokesman said the board had received a telegram from the controllers proposing a resump- tion of talks. Treasury board ac- cepted the offer, the spokesman said, and suggested meetings resume today at 4 p.m. EST. The immediate response of the government was a show of patient deliberation. Treasury Board President C. M. Drury said in a statement the government intends to "ex- haust all other possibilities of settling it (the strike) before re- .sort to, in effect, withdrawal of the right to strike." The results of the vote were announced at a news conference by J. R. Campbell, president of the Canadian Air Traffic Con- trol Association. He said most of the control- lers would be ready to return to work if Hie government should recall Parliament and obtain legislation to end the strike, now in ils ninth day. "But I don't think the prime minister is prepared to call Parliament in at this time." PREPARED TO STAY OUT Without such action, he added, the controllers are pre- pared to stay out for up to three than the national economy could stand, in his view. He volunteered an immediate return to the bargaining table but warned that, in their present mood, the controllers would not be likely to accept even the '22-per-cent raise which earlier appeared to be their ulti- mate objective. The result of the vote was greeted with deep regret by a spokesman in Montreal for Air Canada. With more than employees, the airline is the company most affected by the strike. It has estimated its daily loss of revenue at S1.3 milh'on and has not yet calculated how this will be offset by the layoff last week of workers. From Vancouver, Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield re- sponded with an admonition that "there comes a time when the general interest has to pre- vail." He said he wanted to see as little interference as possible in collective bargaining bul re- called lhat last week he had recommended the recall of Par- liament if the strike did not end within a few days. MEDIATOR TO QUIT Also disappointed was Dr. Noel Hall, me industrial rela- tions expert from British Col- umbia who spent 98 hours last week in mediation sessions with the two sides. Dr. Hall said he would not re-enter the dispute and intended instead to return to Vancouver. At his news conference, Mr, Campbell indicated a feeling among the controllers that they may be able to get a better deal from Parliament than that of- fered by Hie treasury board. Seen and heard About town r-ITY POLICE CHIEF Ralph niicliclson saying "Old- man Winter" is the best con- stable on the beat Gary Mclnncs, 28, getting the big- gest cup of hot chocolate when the wailrcss said he was the biggest kid in Urn restaurant Thumbing through the phone book to sec how many Purchases are in town, Jim Purchuc found nobe. No free parking downtown on Wednesday afternoons Parking is no longer free in the downtown area Wed- nesday afternoons. City council Monday pass- ed en amendment to the highway traffic bylaw by de- leting the section which allowed for metered stalls to be used free of charge Wed- nesday afternoon after The amendment is effec- tive immediately. Jaywalking downtown has also been further by the amendment. Now, it is illegal for a pe- destrian to cross 5th through 3tli St. between 3rd and 5th Ave. S. and 3rd through 5th Ave. between 5th and 8th St. S. at any lane, alley or drive- way. Previously the bylaw was not specific on this point. plot to shoot K TORONTO (CP) A provin- cial inquiry was told today of a plot to assassinate Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin during his visit to the Ontario Science Centre here last Oct. 25. Insp. Hoy Soplet of the Metro- politan Toronto police intelli- gence bureau told the inquiry anunidentified group ap- proached a man and offered him to shoot the Russian leader during his visit here. Insp. Soplet said the man, whom he did not identify, was told thai the money would be paid to his estate should he sue. ceed in killing Mr. Kosygin, but in turn be killed by police. Insp. Soplet said (lie man had "stated he haled communism and that he had been in a Soviet prison camp." "He had not planned himself to assassinate Mr. Kosygin, but he said that if he was given the opportunity he would take it." PLOT CONFIRMED Existence of the plot was con- firmed by RCMP Inspector L. H. Winters, officer com- manding the Toronto subdivi- sion. Insp. Winters said he had In- formation of an assassination plan, which was "not related to any particular ethnic group." "But, at least there was an indication that money would be paid to assassinate Mr. Kosygin and a uniform would be prov- ided to get him (the potential assassin) through the police se- curity lines. But it didn't mater- ialize." The plot was one of several schemes mentioned by Insp. Soplet to kill Mr. Kosygin during his visit to Toronto, the last stop of a nine-day cross- Canada tour. The others, he said, involved members of the 'News of spreading strikes remains completely falsa and...CLICK... right-wing Edmund.Burke Soci- ety, based in Toronto. Insp. Soplet said a Burke Boci- et> member "was to shoot Mr. Kosygin while on the Don Mills roadway" between the hotel where he was staying and the science centre, less than a mile away. There was also a plan by Burke society to throw fire- bombs through the windows of the science centre while Mr. Ko- sygin was speaking to a Cana- dian Manufacturers' Association banquet, said Insp. Soplet. Insp. Soplet noted that Geza Matrai, a 27-year-old Hungar- ian-Canadian who assaulted Mr. Kosygin in Ottawa Oct. 10, was a member of Ihe Burke society. Murder sentence upheld OTTAWA (CP) The Su- preme Court of Canada today upheld a non capital murder conviction against Ronald Emkeit of Calgary. Emkeit, leader of a motor- cycle gang known as the Grim Reapers, was convicted of the March 7, 1970, death of Ronald Hartley, who headed another motorcycle gang known as the Outcasts. Evidence was that Emkeit struck Hartley across the head with a metal logging chain at a meeting outside Calgary city liir-ils called lo make a peace pact between the rival gangs. In his appeal Emkeit pleaded self defence or, in the alterna- tive, for a new trial on the grounds that the Crown had in- troduced evidence agtinst him that was non admissible and inflammatory. In a 4-to-3 judgment, the high court said the disputed evi- dence "could not have prej- udiced the jury any more than the evidence of Emkeit him- self." A tola! of 12 persons had been convicted at a joint trial of slay- ing Hartley. On appeal to the Alberta high court, one was acquitted and a new trial was directed for the others except Emkeit. Ruler stabbed to deati SHAHJAH (AP) The ruler of the little Persian Gulf emir- ate of Sharjah, Sheik Khalid, was found stabbed to death toilay in an attempted coup led by a cousin. The police clamped a curfew on the sheikdom. No traffic move d, and communications with the outside world were lim- ited. Sheik Khalid's cousin, a for- mer ruler named Sheik Sakr bin Sultan, drove into the palace grounds Monday with two car- loads of Bedouins, occupied the palace and took Sheik Khalid hostage. Led by the ruler's brother, Sheik Sakr bin Mohammed, po- lice and troops of Uie Union of Arab Emiralcs surrounded Ihe blue riiid while building, and after nn exchange ot shols rushed it lodny. They found Die ruler dead, slabbed by a long curved Bedouin dagger known SHEIK KHALID coup victim us a khanjor. The president of the Union of Arab Emirates, Sheik Zald bin Sultan of Abu Dhabi, announced that Sheik Sakr bin Sultan and those associated with him had surrendered. The president also reported that four other per- sons, who were not identified, were killed with Sheik Khalid. Sakr bin Sultan was deposed in 1965 and had been living in Cairo. He blamed his overthrow on the British. Sharjah was a British protectorate until British forces withdrew from the Per- sian last mor.th. Then Sharjah joined five oilier sheik- doms along (lie gulf lhat had been British protectorates and formed [lie Union of Arab Emir- ales. The rebels surrendered after an hour-long telephone conversation between Defence Minister Mohammed Bin Rashid nl Makluni and Ihe dead ruler's brother. The rebel group was driven away after surrendering but their deaUnaMrai was not known. ;