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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta T olcano threatens and sc'ccnic csh bilicws over line isiand cf Kcrrcey in Icei'and E Weslman Islcnc's grcup Thursday. The snrke spircl is above She lcv.n en the of the islcnd. (AP Ground rules for observers ;AP' "If we cmldn'i keep track pf ?.il ;be people an-d hew 15 the commis- sioi: to co i; 50 nrjch Th? L'rJutJ officer asking this question n; rrany L" 5. niilitsrj' profes- GbD'j; ih2 cf ihc r? u th: ceasefiro. :a arc years c: frusiTilion 10 cow G a: XorrJi Souui e re-.vJI were 54 Green Beret ihs there were rsrious ewle and and Kill ir.s ArrirJcT.v cojld coniro! LTfUtra- Dr. Her-- chief U.S. segoliaior of the peace pact Xonh says The now plan is to 50: up :ean-_s a; key border checkpoints, run ion. made up o: ana s: in-ten'als fi'cr.g i.he c: Sou'.h border with :ht zone DMZ Sou'Ji seven ;eirc5 bo tabbed for duiv at o: to be chosen laier, vr-'iich will be cc-ncerned wirh of the firs: 60 days o; the could be reassigned Eiier that unie to in- b-order 5'jnei'lance. Thi: 7v-ouic add up to a 20 lesms. of ro over a "roroer :o larce exieni by deep jungle. The also calls for -o leanu of the same slic :o South bui their he- 10 the Sourh Viemzmese, Cor.g irooyy: alresdv in B-J: abcu: bslf will be ai :h3 group will be a join: ivmmission made up of rerv c: the V.5.. Vietnam, the South ihe Viet Cor.g. .V-hv.- 5. si! prisoners ;h.s group of the sides will U.S. urged to quit GATT WASHINGTON (.API The government has refused to public a report which, published accounts say. recom- mends that the I'niled States seriously consider protectionist import barriers and withdrawal front a major international trade cEreemeiu. Last Dec. 14. The .Associated Press submitted a formal re- quest for a of the repcrt. called the Flaniean Report, and cited the Freedom of Informa- tion Act. In s letter dated Jan. 16 the request was denied. The report a wide range of pror.nsals for ev world agricultural trade, including a possible boost in U.S. farm cxnorts lo around S20 billion or double the current rate. According to published ac- counts, tiie secret report poses some possible courses the United States might pursue when new talks begin later this year under th? Genera! Agree- ment on Tariffs and Trade The V.'ashineton Star-News recently reported it had ob- tained a copy of the repori and said it recommended the United States seriously consider with- drawal from GATT and return (o import barriers unless free trade is established. U.S. officials have declined comment. Seen and heard About town POLICE cor.-table leaving note at The Her- ald: "JetTi ar.d Heard, your hpck door was open at a.m." Cmvoi Var.ahn Tlaitigan ilrnkns of Tuktoyaituk if 're siTeli iasls 1 mor.llerf Jack Irrdico DtM The Letltbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 39 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS 28 PAGES War still 011 as ceasefire time nears SAIGON' (API Two Ameri- cans and nearly 400 North and South Vietnamese were re- ported killed today and Thurs- day in a storm of attack? across South Vietnam matched by the heaviest American air strikes in eight months. "The war's still on." the com- mander of a U.S. marine air mug commented after the desth of one of Ms young secur- ity guards during a rocket at- tack on the Bien Hoa Air Base 15 miles northeast of Saigon. The South Vietnamese com- mand said there were 112 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong at- tacks during the 24 hours end- ing at 6 a.m.. equalling the number reported during the previous 24-hour period when the United States and North Vietnam announced that fight- ing would stop at 8 a.m. Saigon time on Sunday, or 5 p.m. MST Saturday. .Meanwhile in Washington De- fence Secretary R. Laird said today operations for bringing United States prison- ers of war out of North Viet- nam "will sUirt next with more than 100 of the PolVs to be home within two weeks. Laird said the Poffs will be flown non-stop from Hanoi to Clark Air Force Ease in the Philippines. CANADIAN'S ML'STER OTTAWA (CP) As Cana- dian forces personnel mustered in Montreal observer duty in Vietnam. Esrternal affairs Slin- ister Mitchell Sharp met U.S. Secretary of Stale Vtilliam Ro- gers Thursday to discuss Can- ada's role in the coming peace. Mr. Sharp told reporters after his one-day trip to Washington tr.nt he sought clarification of the protocol setting up the four- country observer group, but "I didn t learn anything very cew." He said Mr. Rogers told him there should be no hitch in the plan to sign the peace package ii! Paris Saturday. Invitations for Canadian py- ticipatiorj received in Ottawa Thursdav from the combatants. II all goes as planned h Paris Saturday, Mr. Sharp said be ex- pected tie flight o! Cana- dian observers to leave Sunday. Defence Minister James Rich- ardson said 153 Canadians will leave on the first Canadian forces plane. About 130 of that group will be military men. the rest enema! affairs department officials and reporters. Ke stressed again that the Ca- nadians will be unarm ad ob- His advice to the Een in case they are shot at: "Duck." Battle big oil spill ALERT BAY. B.C. (CP) Residents of this village off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island were battling with sho- vels, wheelbarrows and front- end loaders Thursday in an at- tempt to clean up a massive oil spill from a damaged Irish freighter. The smell of the oil domi- nated as students and other vol- joined municipal crews in efforts to save their beaches from the of aft esti- mated SS.OW to loo.noo gallons lost by the freighter Irish Star- dust after she ran agrour-d shortly after midm'Er.t Wednes- day. the vessel, out of Kitimat. B.C. Nith a cargo of pulp and paper products, continued about 210 miles south to Victoria after the mishap, trailing an oil slick much of the way. The oil, visible from the air about 100 miles, surrounded small islands. including Comio- rant Island, where .Alert Bay is located. Federal and provincial au- thorities were investigative Liie incident, which was first re- ported to the federal ministry of transport at about IP a.m. by its Alert Bay office after resi- dents complained of oi; on the beach. Deputy Mayor Norm Sumaer. a commercial fisherman a> are many local residents, expressed concern for a clam-digging in- dustry which he said is a major source of income many in the area. Thursday's spill is believed to be the worst ever to occur in B-iiish Columbia waters. A .-Dill at Cherry Point last Jure that fouled beaches in While Rock and Surrey. B.C.. was esti- to be ar.ywhere from 1.- 2M to Woodwards may act in developer role By GREG McENTVRE Herald Staff TTriler TVood wards Stores Ltd. may act. as the developer in the ma- jor urban renewal project that will cover about six square blocks in downtown Lethbridge. Public Works Minister V.'iiiston Backus said Thursday. Dr. Backus siso said in an Li- ic-rvjc-v. nere Ihat construct on nn a bridge Ave. S. to the univer- sity area on the vest tide of the River coLJtd stan ;hl> }ear and perhaps be com- plfed in 1974. Dr. Eack-us in the city to outline the work of his de- pa: Irr.ent in a speech to the meeting of the Leih- bridge ConsiruciioD Associa- tion. S7-IMHH1 EARMARKED At a rev." conference the mee'-ir-g, he said the pro- viiiriii government has ear- marked io buy about two square blocks in the co-rn- olopT.cnt p r o j e c this year. A Woodivarcs depart F lore and provincial court office buildings are the ma- jor occupants in the proposed development in ac area bound by 4th Ave. and Plh Ave. S. ar.d 5th Si. S. and the eas; bank of the Oldmaii River. The o: Lerhbridge is cur- rently parchssbc properue? in the area to be sold to ihe prov- incv 2nd wards i? "very interested" in building the complex and then space 'to the Alber- ta government and other ten- Involved in the proposed pro- JVew job-training program considered for Alberta "no 'Jjxxi to predic! trends ar.d needs. C XLGA.RY 'CP' A lor.E- term program to replace existing programs is Ivmc considered h'v the AJber- Dr. He-ol said the program ta Mar.poiver Min- li? directed at those who isier Ben Hohol said Thurs- day. Emphasis would be on devel- oping skills for expansion or" work projects, such as development, thai rwuires sivcific skills, he said in an want to but can't find retraining and uo- ne ae- ject. one of the most ambitious in the history of the city, are a possible second department store, specialty shop, res- taurant, sendee station, offices and a cinema. GOV'T RENT Dr. Backus said the province is currently drawing o.ara of the space i; will require in the complex. These will be submit- ted to a eioprnent official iu Vancouver office If can build the proposed p r o v i u cia] govern- ment building more icslly than province, then tne provincial government v-ouJd be prepared io rent space froni the department store companv. said the zninis- ter. Plans are expected to be ccmplered by ;he end o: this year, he saic. The province has So.75 million for iis. b'jilding over the next three years, lie said. The proposed provincial gov- er.'jner: building would house most of the provincial depart- ments represented in Leth- bridge. he said. current provincial court on 4ih Ave. S. may be taien over by the city, he predicted. Dr. Backus h.-d no details: about the proposed bridge to the west side, except to say that is likely io start this year. Ir is to he financed jointly by the city and the province. OTIlER CONSTRrCTIOV Referring io other tfcn io get under vay he mentioned: Si .7 rr.iilion to be spent be- t-.vf-jn 1973 and 1977 "by the province on a ioint provirjcial- federal asr.cultural researcn Alberta Housing Corpora- tion construction of about 50 tmiis or" senior ciiiren accom- modation for and about .i'1 oi p-jblic housir.i; for rrnovarjjns io Park, east of jlii rjver: irr.proverr.enrs to the correctional insviute and ;lje bnos a n d forcsis depan.rr.ent facilities m ;he citv. Tritdcan firm on Ottawa stand No special aid for Games happening and lo advise Aiber- tans." 1: is hoped iiie prop-ani will reduce the nunibor of oat-of- prC'Vir.ce skilled workers ro- for major projects, he s'i.d. Girl killed ou viioafiou AVCKLAVD. N.Z. AT A MSS krlicr! bv 3 car on a bridce -car the North Island lakeside IOV.TI o: Tc-ogo today. She was Joanne Ade'.e Eelair. risuchier Mr and Mrs. Ed- car Felr-ir o: For; Ssfkstch- A P. a. Joanne holi- yoih her parents. MI'Tnl! (NMn.i RlirrcfK .v' r Sun i Ill Ii7'' II.- h.t-; lli.v ir dunk Illal could ho iv.nde available would lo come out of Ihe federal hous- ine: and oilier pi-o.crams which rr- nlso available lo nil other C.madian cities. in HIP Ilouso (lie primo minister nude Ins posi- clear icr .lolm Turner anil Trny rrcsidciu C. M Drury later wen! 10 and him I'K direct and blunt description of his covcrnmcnl's position II (oliovvcd his dcclaraiion In former prime minisicr .lo'in I'lir-fr.nbrikcr in Ihc rrnmrnl was dol.v- me 1's reply lo Mnnirc-al's rvxiucsl.-; for an- ilwrily lo issm- Olympic sianiiw and coins. Later oulside Uw House- he said Ix1 would expect a "piar- nnleo" from Montreal on PII; n dollar horn Iho ioiloral ii-ea.-iirv li.i.s Ivcn tJnvvtod lo Iho Monlreal Obmpics from Iwusing and other programs. L.S. feeh pinch oi fuel shortage As Ihc n.v oi 1'h.iinj.' lion eomiuues lo ieel ihc inv .-..-kivi M Icc.sls'.o a pacl of a shorlape of sysioin of raiionuii; lha; would hcalinc. and fuels, a ma- ktvp food dolivcry trucks sup- ]or oil compaixv has closed a pl.e.i wish fuel. Schools funding basis changed EDMONTON pKails of a three-yesr ejucstion unance piar.. related direcuy to nroni- cipal tax changes eerier month by Premier Peter were ouiiined JO-JEV by Educatioa Jibister Mr. Hyncman said Albert school boards were aailed ror> ie; of his Dew proposal Thurs- day. Replacing the policy o-' prrvidijig "grcrjp to .Alberta bosrdf. will be aliorsted on s pupii" bsits. Mr. KiEhlights of the new pro- bchooi brards this v, ill !SK for esc-h eie- pupij, 5652 j'or each jtE-Jr high student and SS43 for eich senor hiigh school student. pool irorr. which are be up to per cent ia 1974 srd 1975. The Broviacis! governmer.t is to shilt more stipport to education under the r.ew program. L-J Leihbridpe. indiridual fru- der-i v.-il! mean approx- J7 for sr.d ffparate c-stems ed this'year. GrerAs for elementary pu- pils are set at KH in 1974. ris- ing to MB3 in 1P75. Junior high pants of 5705 and S74S are fore- cast for these with amounts of EE2 and fi.Kl for senior high students. tarded schools lo Increase from per pupil to SI.143 this year Opprrrniiy classes to benefit f.-orn a rise in grants to per iroroved teacher, up to 59 per cent in rwo years. Special grants for vocational students have beea increased by A report expected this fail may change pupil transporta- UCT ajjd nrjaintenaiice granu for 1974 and 1975. Details of the recently-an- nounced Educational Opponun- Fund be by Mr. UyiHTnan during ihe February sitting of the iegisiafure. School boards are no longer rf-cuired to hold e plebiscite on budEet increases above fixed level The neT educEtiona! finance plan rules that even if boards exceed the province's annuai linii.' of 7.5 per cent on spend- ing increases :ajrpaye.-s have to petition for a vote. Park rental fees more realistic CALGARY LF1 New res- sers anfi heard appeals, ideniiai and commercial land Mr. Robinson said the de- rental fees Ear.rT. Jasper rcnmer.i of Indi'an and iniolerr.enied in Alberta's na- review case? where L. K. Robinson, western di- hardships, rerior of national and rur.oric Bob Ccoke. head of the prop- savs ail wou'd manaceme-t se-rti'Or. for Irtlers by r 15 sol- estem recion of r.arional he based on lar.d use rather a? c.imr.'ercially rore.-l p-operr.- li'e c: ibe land." Cur- vouid no; be assessed a: com- c-cr.scs in u-ere croase about Slrki or vic-.v examir.od the con- v ere leased for DEFERRED Okinlwm.i rolin- Icr.i. warned ;bo of 3 faces the Ko'.M-uarv. ac plies arc (oiuid ;