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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 65-70 The LetMnidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 171 LET1IBIUDGK, ALUERTA, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1972 PRICE NOT OVEH 10 UiNTS TWO SKCTIONS 18 PAGES House coasts Church as election leader call awaited dies B.v PAUL JACKSON Hcrn'd Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The past few monlhs or Ihe 20lh Par. liament have appeared lo many observers to lack sub- stance and dirc-clion. Since February ivbcn Uic Fourlh session got under way (here has boen no major issue for all parties to come to p-ips no real crisis demanding strong governmnni nothing as con- troversial as the taxation reform legislation. There hasn't even been a concrete rallying point for Western MPs such as the grants stabilization bill of the previous session, successfully sabotaged by defiant Western op- position members. The reason for the lack of realily and purpose of the current session is easy to spot. Almost every mem- ber in lire Commons has been expecting an election call almost any week of the past few months. Nevertheless, since the lourth session opened there have been a number or events or situations which have made Parliament watching far from worthless. Un- doubtedly, and apart from any of the legislative pack- ages or day to day arguments on national and inter- national problems, the most fascinating has been the survival and, in fact, the growth in stature of John Turner. Turner slur bright In the January cabinet shuffle, Mr. Turner, then oirnistor ol justice, was appointed minister of finance. Veteran Parliament Hill observers declared this to be the kiss of death for Mr. Turner's ambition of one day being prime minister of Canada. The appointment came as a surprise to almost everyone. II was quickly point- ed out that finance minislers generally are an un- popular lot. Some suggested Prime Minister Trudeau had purposely given Mr. Turner the finance portfolio with the iMeiilion of ridding himself of a competitor. 11 hasn't quite worked out like that. Mr. Turner has hardly put a foot wrong since he took over the fi- nance portfolio. In fact, his star is probably higher now than it was a year ago. In a number of speeches he has calmed the nerves of much of the business community. His first budget, while giving the average Canadian basically nothing, neilhcr did it lake away anything. The Opposition has failed to catch him out or unduly worry him in Ihe Commons. Perhaps the only tiling Mr. Turner has done wrong since his ap- pointment was a sin of neglected lo re- mind Canada's taxpayers that their income tax would automatically increase when a three per cent reduction expires at the end of this year. Fortunes improve In varying degrees it lias been a good half year four Western cabinet ministers: Justice Minister Otto Lang, who is also in charge of the Ca- nadian Wheat Board; Minister of Stale Pat Mahor.cy, Supply and Services Minister James Richardson, and Agriculture Mnisler Bud Olson. For Mr. Lang it has been a time of record sales of wheat overseas. While the Opposition may have charged that the wheat is being sold at firesale prices and while the weather and dock strikes may have hampered shipments, there's no doubt thai the Cana- dian Wheat Board is selling the grain and lhat Mr. Lang is doing all he can Lo move it. One indication: Ottawa's plan lo buy rail hopper cars al a eosl of million lo speed as much grain as possible Lo the ports as quickly as possible. Mr. Richardson has undoubtedly won himself new support in the West not only for moving Ihe Hoyal Mint lo his home city of Winnipeg, hut also for telling Westerners that they haven't been gelling a fair share of his department's ?I billion yearly spending hudgel. Commenting that 83 per cent of federal government services and purchases were made in Ontario and Quebec lhat less than 10 per cent made in the four Western provinces with their 27 per cent of the population, the minister declared il jus', wasn't good enough. He promised that under his leadership as close as possible to 27 per cent of thai billion budget would soon be spent in the West. Minister of State Mahoncy started off the year by being given that cabinet position afler a stint as Par- liamentary sccrclary to former finance minister Edgar Benson. Since then Mr. Mahoncy has been working vig- orously ironing out difficulties resulting from lax re- forms and carrying out an exhausting round of speak- ing engagements across the country. Despite a small- scale smear campaign against for which has hcon absolutely denied hy .luslicc Minister Olio Lang-connccled Id Ihe firing of a Calgary radio hotline announcer, Mr. Mahoney has had lilllc (rouble from the Opposilion in recent months. Mr. Olson, although still batlling to get his small farms development program into force, must have licen delighlf'l at the way his lalest program lo reduce by one million birds Canada's egg-laying flock met with immediate success. A previous allcmpt failed complete- ly. The latest plan, aimed at cutting back an overpro- duction of eggs aud stabilizing prices, took less than three weeks, rnlhcr than eight, to attain its ends. SALT LAKI! CITY (AP) The man called prophet, seer and revelalor hy members of Ihe Church of Jesus Christ of Laller-day Saints President Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., died of a heart al- Lack Sunday nighl al the home of a daughter. He would have been July IS. Smilh hail addressed Ihe last general conference of the 3-miI- liou-member church in April and had not beer, ill. He -.vas the son of another church presidenl and a grand nephew of church founder Jo- seph Smilh. Smilh's likely successor is Harold B. Lee, 73, who has been firsl counsellor to the president and president of church's Coun- cil of The Twelve. The president of The Twelve man who has been a member of Ihe body Ihe longest becomes church presidenl. Smilh's dealh came three days afler Ihe M2-y c a r -o 1 d church announced a reorganiza- tion lo handle ils growing num- bers. Statistics show it has grown !M per cent throughout the world in the last 12 years. Smith's father, Joseph F. Smith, was the church's sixth president. HEAD SINCE The 10th president was a member ol The Twelve, which Mormons believe is the modern inherilor of Jesus Christ's Twelve Apostles, for GO years before he was selected president in January, upon the dealh of David 0. McKay. Smilh was considered a di- rect link lo Cod by Mormons, who believe their church was started by Jesus Christ, re- moved from Ihe carlh for some 1.800 years and restored in the Uniled Stales. The church re- fuses to be classified as Proles- lanl. Smith was known as an un- comnromising defender of IUor- nionism. He opposed any water- ing down of the religion, which ha: ignored ecumenism with any other failh. Mormons are forbidden to use cigarettes, al- coholic drink, coffee and tea. Historically they have given al least 10 ner ccnl of Iheir income lo the church. Smith's Ihirrl wife, Jessie Kvans Smilh, who recorded sev- eral alhums of religious songs and sang wilh Ihe Mormon Tab- ernacle Choir, died lasl August at 09. Smith's first two wives died. The Mormon Church was still practicing polygamy, when Smith was horn here in 1876, but Ihe practice was banned be- fore the turn of Ihe century. Survivors include six daugh- ters, four sons and ICO grand- children and great grandchil- dren. Threaten Israeli LOrvDON (AP) British air- lines snicl today they line! re- ceived a from the In- ternational Air Transport Asso- ciation of the threat of "open war" against the Israeli airline El Al. The Ihroat also applied lo all airporLs handling El Al flighls, IATA said in a message lo in- ternational carriers. Slalion Iroops near IMiaiui WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Army ;vil] slnlion between and 3.0110 paratroops near Miami by (lie lime the Demo- cratic national convention opens a week from loday. SUFFIEID PROTEST About 60 persons from Western Canada congregated at Medicine Hat and Suffield over Ihe Dominion Day weekend lo protest Brilish troop train- ing and war malerials research permilled at Ihe Sut- field Experimental Station, about 25 miles norlhwesl of Medicine Hal. The protesters drove and marched lo the slalion Sunday, under Ihe walchful eyes of 10 RCMP of- ficers. Most carried placards critical of Suffield's aclivi- lies- (Ed Finlay pholo) Suffield protest cooled by low temperatures SUFFIELD fCPi A dem- onstration acainst British use of the Canadian military base northeast of Ibis soulbern Al- biTla town nearly fizzled Sun day in the face of cool lemper- alures and threatening thiui- rierslorms. Only about GO persons, calling themselves the Suffield Coali- tion, turned out for the denion- slration at the Rates of (he base, sections of whidi are being hy British Iroons for lank and artillery training this summer. Watched by ten RCAIP offi- cers anrl a dozen military po- lice, tlie orderly demonstrators. chantinc slogans, paraded for about oO After Ihe demonstration, the participants v-'crc addressed by several spcaku.; criliciz- cd the ecological effects of grass fires caused by artillery practice. The speakers then were admitted to the base lo present their views to Col. M A. Wcisman, base comman- der, and Dr. W. C. Stewart, dir- ector of the biological and chemical research facility. In a demonslralion Saturday M nearby Medicine Hal, about persons participated under the scrutiny of HCMP of- ficers and several city police- man. SIMLA, India CAI'1 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India and President Zulfikar All Bhutto of Pakistan reached '.heir first puace agreement early today and promised future negotiations on the other issues between Ihcir two nations, in- cluding Kashmir and Hie Paki- stani war prisoners in India. The agreement, which came afler five days of talks in this Himalayan resort, said Indian and Pakislan forces will with- draw from Ihe terrilorics they seized last December along In- dia's border c'a'cpt in Kashmir. There Ihey will main- tain the ceasefire line estab- lished hy the two-week war in December. The part also rmilainc'd n pledge lo sol lie nil disputes bi- laterally and peacefully, and said steps .should be taken lo restore relations, which Paki- slan severed Dec 11 when India recognized Uaiigladesh, Ihe for- mer Kasl Pakistan. The agreement gave no timo- lable, but called for measures lo resume communications and air links, promote travel be- hvecn their countries, reopen trade, and carry out scientific cud cultural exchanges. Seen and heard About town LMSHERMA.N Doug Komelz displaying his catch of four-inch trout, both of. them, vhilc wife Dorothy stokes Ihe. cainpfirc to fend off chilly weekend weather I'M 1'liillijis firriving b'jck in I own in a limousine after leaving ;iii years ago driving n herd of ealtle Kay MacLeod re- membering when she was humiliated the most popular girl of llic year. Fear ivar Belfast kil threaten t BELFAST (API Seven men were killed in Bellasl during a violence-ridden weekend that threatened the flimsy ceasefire in Northern Ireland and fanned fears of "eye for an eye'1 warfare between Protestant and Roman Calliolic gunmen. All seven men were shot in the head, and some were bound and hooded, the trademarks of the Irish Re- publican Army's cxccu---------------------------------- lion squads. But at least hvo of the victims Catholics. Although there some speculation they had been killed by IRA punishment squads, authorities believed they were the victims of Protes- tant extremists. Three of Ihe victims were Prolestants, and the fourth was a 19-year-old Jehovah's Witness from England who had been worldng in a camp for poor chil- dren since coming to Northern Ireland a week ago. Ih's hody was found on a garbage dump, and authorities believed ho may have been killed by mistake. Soon afler Ihe sixth body was found early today, gunmen hid- den in a factory in a Protestant zone fired about 20 shots into the Catholic Andersoiitown dis- trict, nearby. Guerrillas fired back until British troops moved in and stopped the shooting. TIIIIKATEN r.KPRIS.M.S Leaders of the militant Prol- cslant Ulster Defence Associa- tion I h r c a ten e d reprisals agains Ihe IRA ailcr Augustus I Gusty) Spence, a Prolcslfint hero, was a p p a r e n 1 y kid- napped. Four men stopped the car tak- ing Spence back to jail after a two day parole lo I'llend h i s daughter's wedding. He a s sentenced lo life imprisonment in for killing a Catholic IDA chieftains said they uould mount a rescue operalon if Spcncc was not returned alive. The IRA denied Inking Spence and charged Ihe UDA slagcd a phoney kidnapping lo free him. Warmer weather on way Here's a ridd'e. Whal is worse than a rainy, chilly, ycchy weekend? Answer: Why, sunny, warm, delightful weath- er during Llic week, of cunrsc. We've liarl lots or the former since Friday and should pel. all kinds of the lallcr Ihis week. IL was a crisp .19 degrees last night but is lias been cooler. In fact, last year on the same dale it was 3G degrees. We had .49 of an inch of rainfall during the weekend. MOUNTAIN VIKW COOL Mountain View recorded a temperature of decrees over nighl while Pincher Creek luid Weekend campers reporter! a bit of snowfall in the foothills However, a high pressure re- gion is spilling over (he urea nnd afler the low procure sys- tem lyolche.s ou( one s ma' I shcxvcr this aflernnnn. all should be sunny and lur Hie iL'maindcr of Ihe week. The high Imlny will lie in Ihe range while the niglit low should he about -i.vrii) degrees. Tuesday h c temperature should skirl, ils upward swiny to aboul 70 degrees and maybe warmer. New U.S. war weapon-rain NKW YOllK flloislPiO The l.'nilocl Slalcs lias been secretly srcflinr; clmuls lo iiuiuipulalc rainfall nvrr North iiiid Smith YiciiKirn find for flic1 niiu: years, tin; New York Tinic.s re- ports. The Times says in a slory by Krymnnr Ilersh from lon thai llic rainniakiiifi has IHTII prolosled slronflly liy state officials who havo said thai the I'liilcd Stales was liiivinR cin'ircHiiiK'iiliil I'i.sk.s of unknown prupurLions. However, all of (he, officials said lhat the seeding has mil caused extensive flooding. One official was quolcd as saying: "Whal's worse, dropping bombs o" 'Hie of silver iodide into clouds is the firsl con- firmed use of meteorological warfare and is not covered hy uny inleriialional conventions on warfare. The Times says. The Nixon administration and the stale department declined to commenl officially on mclcorol- u'fli'f.irc. The Times story was based on an extensive se- ries of interviews with civilian and m i 1 i L n r y government sources. Many government and mili- tary persons interviewed ex- pressed douhl lhat Ihe method had prwlNml .-my rr- Mills. But other sources said the process was successful in muddying roads nnd hampering cornmnnicalion lines, some of Ihe main purposes of the opera- lion. The sources added lhat chem- ical ircatmcnl of I he clouds re- siillcil in acidic rainfjiJI which could spoil the functioning o f North Vietnamese radar equip- ment, in directing surface-lo-air missiles. II al.so helped aid I'.S. bomb- ing missions and airlifts of nmi- mmidos and iiilelligencc leani> info anil spoiled North atlacks in South Viclnam, llcrsh said. "We wore trying lo arrange the wenlher pallern lo suit our a former goverh- official admllted. The Laos cloud-seeding mis sions provoked a "lenplliy, bil- Irr, rf'ilheil secre! disjjulc the Johnson administralion in the story adds. Delegates tu ken from M cGovern fAP) Cali- fornia supporters of Senator ctc'ire 'MfOiP'ern are seeking lo win back in Ibc courts Ihe 151 they lost in nviMlic credentials 'ii fi'o'l wilh Ihe r'N '-ici court in '.'io1? a rosdviinmg ir i'i PI everl Ire revised n from being a! Pemncraiie con- vhirh oners July 10 at A I'nriiig was M H'is imrning before Tlio suit HU'i-Tv ere- riyjinnilJire ;H led un- CiTv v.hrn i( nver- rr'cd California's winner-lakc- primary, v.on hy McGovern. The ninvniiiee apportioned In I of Hie slate's 271 voles among presidential lluherl HiihihiTy. (ieorge Wallace ruiti Indi an