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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Births, Deaths, Funerals, Cards Of Thanks, In Memoriams Book claims ITT shadowy outfit CARD OF THANKS ECKMIER We wish to ex- press our sincere thanks for all the expressions of sympathy dur- ing our recent bereavement, to (he families, friends and neigh- bors, for cards, food, flowers and donations to the Cancer fund. Also a sincere thanks to the pallbrearers, Archdeacon Swanson, members of Dominion Rebekab Lodge and Martin Bros. Hamilton and family, Eckmier families. 5711-9 IN MEMORIAM SELK In loving memory of a dear father and grand- father, Donald Bernard Selk, who passed away July 9, 1972. Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, Eann's weary troubles and trials are passed. In silence bs suffered, patience he bore, 'Til God called him home to suffer no more. Wherever we go, whatever we do, Always dear dad, we re- member you. loved and sadly miss- ed by Marlys, Dean, Troy and Shelli. 5725-9 WASHINGTON (AP) From _ or1'! iVar con at .s with the Nazis to trade negotia- tions with Russia, Brl.'sh .Jaur- nalist Anthony Sampson puts the spotlight on the shadowy world of a giant multinational conglomerate in a new book, The Sovereign State of ITT. The book, published by Stein and Day, goes on sale July 30. Drawing on a rare volume of ITT office memos and govern- ment documents, the author goes beyond already headlined disclosures of alleged ITT use of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in an unsuccess- ful effort to block the 1970 elec- tion of President Salvador AI- lende in Chile and lobbying Vice-President Spiro Agnew and other high-placed friends to Bourassa dismissed rumors about Laporte crime tests QUEBEC (GP) Premier Robert Bourassa said Friday he heard "rumors" and other in- formation about links of one of his ministers with organized crime, but dismissed them be- cause he had no proof. told reporters, however, he knew nothing of the alleged links when he formed his cabi- net in May, 1970. And he said there still is no proof that the late Pierre Lap- orte, formerly his labor and im- migration minister, had links with organized crime. Mr. Bourassa said he would have acted on the information if he had had proof of wrongdoing, but a "responsible leader" would not act except on the basis of proof. Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quette revealed Thursday that a now deceased Liberal minis- turned out to be Mr. been linked in po- lice files to organized crime. QUESTIONS TOUGH The revelation came after nearly three weeks of question- ing of the minister in the house by Robert Burns, Parti Que- becois house leader. The question-period bomb- ardment ended Friday when the house recessed for the summer. Thursday's revelation was fol- lowed Friday by publication in Montreal Le Devon- of a police report saying Mr. Laporte, an- other Liberal candidate in the 1970 provincial election and a Liberal organizer had met with two top Montreal underworld figures two weeks before the election. Mr. Bourassa denied Friday having had previous precise knowledge of the police report and questioned its validity in demonstrating links between Mr. Laporte and the under- world. Soybeans push coffee crops to the sidelines RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil, the land of coffee, is growing soybeans at the rate of millions of tons a year. Some fanners are predicting that soy- bean production one day will outdo coffee. Despite the world soybean shortage from which Brazilians might benefit in the short haul, the military government sees the soybean euphoria as "il- lusory and dangerous." It has taken measures to stop soybean planting from running wild at the expense of coffee and other crops. Before the mid-1960s hardly anybody in Brazil knew what a soybean was. Then farmers in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul discovered they could alternate soybeans with their traditional wheat crops and get two harvests a year in- stead of one. Brazilian soybean production increased to an estimated 4.8 million tons this year from 000 tons in 1968. United States production in 1972 was about 34 million tons. Canada is both an importer and exporter cf oilseeds. In 1972, Canada imported 14.8 mil- lion bushels of soybeans and tons- of soybean cake and meal. All told. Canada is about 40 per cent self suf- ficient in soybean meal. PRODUCTION SOARS The government forecast for the 1960 harvest is million tons. But some commodities people here' think this could go other agricultural products. The as high as 15 million tons. Brazil last year exported about a fourth of its soybean crop to Italy, Spain, West Ger- many, Hungary and .the Nether; lands. Soybean export earnings are expected to jump to more than million this year from 1972's million. Earlier this year members of a trade mission from Japan, a huge importer of soybeans, told the Brazilian government their country could buy up to mil- lien tons of soybeans from Bra- zil in 1974. Even if world prices slightly from 1973 levsls, that deal alone should bring in more than billion in foreign change earnings Unitsd States met 92 per cent of Japan's soybean needs year. The United States embargoed soybean exports to head off a shortage of feed for cattle, hogs and poultry. When word of the embargo reached Brazil, the price of land in soybean-growing areas shot up. In the town of Ribeirao Preto, big landowners raised tenant rents on farms from the equivalent of an avoid an anti-trust action in 1971. International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. is depicted as an empire with a wide variety of business interests in 70 coun- tries, conducting its own foreign diplomacy, relying on its communications and spy net- work and motivated solely by a relentless thirst for profits. Harold Geneen, who became ITT president in 1959, is pic- tured as the monarch and com- mander-in-chief of an army of employees, reigning from castles in New York and Brussels, and taking his court of highly paid vie -presidents with him on frequent travels throughout his domain. But at the same time, when it suits a purpose, ITT is shown to claim local autonomy for its subsidiaries and foreign enter- prises. In the last decade, Geneen has transformed ITT from a group of scattered telephone companies into the world's lltb largest multinational con- glomerate, buying up hundreds of large and small disconnected businesses. Sampson, long time staff member of the London Ob- server and soon to become its chief American correspondent, concludes that many of Gen- een's policies resemble those of an earlier era: the Second World War, ITT kept in touch with its German companies and the Axis powers through interlocked affiliates hi Argentina, Switzer- land and Spam, at the same time making submarine detec- tors for Allied convoys. while ITT Focke Wulf planes were bombing Allied ships and ITT lines were pass- ing German sub- marines. ITT direction finders were saving other ships from torpedoes." ITT letters, cables and telephone conversations were monitored by the U.S. state department and the Fed- eral Communications Commis- sion, but ITT was never prose- cuted. anti-trust complaint against both ITT and A.T. and T. was drafted hi the justice de- partment in 1946, but was never si Med. spionage trial of three ITT employees to Hungary in 1949 disclosed TFT pursuing its own foreign policy trying to de- tach Hungary from the Commu- nist bloc, while at the same time courting favor with the Communists. Mmulay, July 1973 THi ItTHMIDOl NMALD Fact of life in Bahamas It is doubtful that Brazil will ports, actively try to take away mar- kets from the United States and Canada, which have restrictsd their exports. Because of the reversal of seasons, Brazil's soybeans are harvested at a different time of the year than in North Amer- ica. Until now, Brazil and the United States worked together as soybean suppliers to parts cf world, on the idea that a complementary action acre to The Brazilian government is cautioning fanners here that the soybean crisis is and that the United States can j be expected to return to its i usual voluminous Isvel of ex- would help prices generally go up. JAPAN HARD IDT CONTROL MAY COME Government economic experts want to avoid a real outbreak of soybean fever and are prepared to stop farmers from plowing under other vital crops such as coffee and corn simply to gat in on the soybean bonanza. The National Monetary Coun- cil handed down an order hi February requiring soybean ex- ports to be licensed. This means the government could easily limit soybean exports if it felt enough beans -weren't being j supplied to the domestic animal The U.S. embargo on soybean j feed market or that other local exports canu as a sharp blow to Japan, which depends CHI un- ports for meat, vegetables and crops were being threatened. Nestor Jost. president of the DIOCESES 'OPPOSED' TO WOMEN PRIESTS federal government's c o m- mercial bank, Banco do Brasil, tb2 major source of farm credit in this country, hinted last week that the bank will bold back fi- MEDICAL FIGURES PUZZLING TEL AVIV (AP) A 29-day strike by Israel's national health doctors has exposed em- barrassing statistics on the country's medical habits, and some red-faced Israelis are calling themselves "a nation of hypochondriacs." Kupat Holim, the largest of the country's three health-insur- ance services, bandies patients a day. But when Kupat Holim doctors went on strike for higher pay last month, the number of visitors to clinics shrank to only 7.000 a day. Yet nobody died for lack of medical attention, the doctors operated as usual, and the only difference was that patients had to pay the physicians about S5 a visit and wait for a refund from Kupat Holim. In fact, for reasons nobody has yet figured out, even the death rate in some cities was reported to have dropped dur- Work permits remain in effect NASSAU (CP) The work permit-designed as a measure for social justice but sometimes used in the past as a political remain ,a fact of life in the Bahamas after these islands receive independence from Britain Tuesday. Canadians who live and work here under the permit don't want to talk about it. When they do, they say "Please don't men tion my, might have trouble getting the permit re- newed." There are those who are pes- can I buy a house or a car when I might not be able to get my permit re newed next Others predict an easing of the harsh enforcement' of the permits once independence takes these islands are to prosper, immigration must ease up." "How can you attract the in- vestment necessary without some Foreign investment is essen- tial hi an area which relies al- most exclusively on tourism, banking and its position as a tax haven. PRICES RISE "Five years ago." one Cana- dian says, "a work permit cost a year. "Since then, the price has gone to a top of Then there's a residence permit for your wife and for each child." This man wasn't com- must remem- ber, this is a source of income in a country where there is no income tax. Basically, work permits are issued to "the do jobs for which no Bahamians can be found. "The major an- other Canadian says, "is that at the moment companies are re- luctant to set up business, then be forced to hire unqualified help. "A bus boy can suddenly find himself promoted to head he isn't going to do a good job. Neither are the people under him." FUTURE HOPEFUL There are signs of change on both sides. Companies in the Bahamas are setting up train- ing plans to ready Bahamians for better jobs, especially on the middle-management level. And the government has trans- ferred the inflexible immigra- tion minister to another cabinet post. But these are recent moves and it will be some tune before they show results. Many Baha- mians preparing to take over jobs previously closed to them are in training in Toronto and Montreal. Several are at Ryer- son Polytechnical Institute hi Toronto, studying commu- nications and hotel manage- ment. Television at present the only available signals come from expected to begin here shortly. Expatriates represent 15 per cent of the population of the Bahamas. Yet, many Baha- mians see them as roadblocks to a better way of life. As a re- sult, there has been an increas- ing reluctance on the part of the Bahamians to accept serv- ice or menial jobs. MENIAL PERFORMERS "These jobs are being done mainly by im- migrants without work permits. They are the ones who get their hands dirty in the Bahamas." a long time Canadian resident says. "These islands couldn't operate without them." nancing for new soybean fields i ing the an in- i{ farmers neglect other crops. exnlicable 50 to 80 per cent. i Asher YadKn. chairman of SABOTAGE CAMPAIGN APPROVED TORONTO (CPi The gen- era! synod of the Anglican Cinirch of Canada has teen crit- icized by many of its dioceses fcr its approval in principle of women priests, the church's na- tional newspaper says. Tbs Canadian Churchman soys in its current issue that re- artion to the synod's decision, made in Repna in May. "rever- berated across the country." and at least cne a motion o! censure against the general sy- nod. The FrederidOTi motion was approved by a 67-to-64 vote and said it "deeply regrets and dis- Computers for cars Quebec synod later: "1 was disturbed tboul things ________being rammed through general general 'sywFs i l. was action, the newspaper says. vote against conscience and "It will make general synod !fciir "Prs- ihmk twice rcfcro 51 begins to iTip1emeTil this 1hc r, .spapcr nfclcs Dean H. Rhodes Cooper o' fs saying will make them realize that all is not The newspaper says other Wed such tsut" and "hich-handed" to i was made up of 34 bishops. MS rnlxaze the general synod's ac- jotter clergy and 118 lay per- tion. (sons. The Churchman also says that when the House of Bishops meets in November "it will be under heavy pressure to rescind one of the decisions of general resolution, defeated in Regina. which would have re- ferred ordination of women to the committees on ministry and j mrranrr i API Onpral diocese to vote on WASN'T SATISFIED It quotes Rev. John ers. Mclilmurray. z delegate at the elaborate electronic tir- Regina meeting as saying to UK the "brain" of tie mandatory scat-belt inter- lock system for every 1974 auto holds the potential for on-board computers. GM engineers say. I The interlock keeps the car from starting until shoulder and lap belts arc fastened. The GM engineers reported that a computer built into an experimental car controlled more than 20 functions, in- cluding speedometer, odometer, dock, air-tag sensors and auto- matic transmission. On-board computers could provide the driver with infor- mation on wheel conditions, electrical system.; and-, brake; fluid levels, they said. NEW YORK (AP) Republi- can efforts to sabotage Demo- Kupat Holim, has termed the j cralic candidates in the 1972 significance of the lopsided sta- presidential campaign involved listics ''scandalous a two-part effort approved by Israel has what it claims is top aides to President Nixon, one of the world's highest rates the New York Times reports. of visits to a year compared with 4.5 in France and 5.5 in Britain, which also have free medical care. Finally get money VERSAILLES. N.Y. (API The Seneca Indian nation re- ceived a cheque from the United States govern- ment today as compensation for wilderness land it sold for almost nothing after the Revo- lutionary War. Tine payment is in settlement of litigation started in 1949 involving more than four million acres through- out western New York sold bv The Times says the efforts were partly directed by White House officials. The newspaper, quoting "in- formed sources.'3 also says the effort was financed with more than in unreported campaign contributions. The newspaper says one part of the sabotage-espionage pro- involving California law- yer Donald received prior approval from White House Chief ol Staff H. R. Hal-, deroan in early 1971. The other part of the sabo- tage campaign was said to have been managed by Nixon's dep- uty re-election campaign direc- Frsnk Singes-land, another Quebec delegate, said ordina- tion of women was one matter on which be felt under psy- chological pressure. "There was a feeling thai you were under compulsion not to oppose the piindple" The general syiwd in Regma the Senecas in treaties from tor, Jeb Stuart Magruder. That In a country where street ad- dresses don't exist, it is almost impossible to track down illegal immigrants. If the Canadians are optimis- tic, they are also wary. "Years ago, before the present government came to power, there was a general one says. "It was com- pletely peaceful. Violence is not a way of life -with the Baha- mians. "One newspaper in Nassau, The Tribune, came out on the side of the strikers. As a result, its British-trained reporters found themselves without work permits." CANADIANS COMPLAIN Wherever you go, Canadians give examples of what they see as past inequities under the per- mit system. "The last remaining radio- logist in the Islands suddenly couldn't renew his work permit after 19 years one girl says. "Now if you need x-rays, you have to travel to Miami." There is no shortage of doe- tors but, one housewife says, "there is a shortage of fpedat- ists." A basic complaint is that some of those hi power, respon- sible for the issuing of have iittle knowledge of the needs of the people, in highly technical areas. 17S7 to GETS GRANT NORTH HATLEY, Que. (CP) The Townships Playhouse Guild has been awarded an S8- 000 grant by the federal govern- ment to operate a theatre festi- ra1 Jbis summer enliJled Piggery which will feature both French and English produc- tions. part. The Times says, got soma I direction from Charles W. Col-' son, then special counsel to the president. The Times says Olson was reported on two occasions to have helped arrange attempts to disrupt appearances by Dan- iel EHsberg. defendant in the Pentagon papers trial. Colspn denied involvement in either in- ddent, UK uewspapw says. French view protests over N-test as joke PARIS (AP) A Frenchman who sent his son to Wales to im- prove his English didn't get a letter from bun last week be- cause of a trade union protest in Britain against France's coming nuclear tests in the South Pacific. "Good said the father. "The kid would probably be asking for money." The comment was typical of French reaction to foreign pro- tests against the tests. Except for a minority who oppose the bomb, Frenchmen take the for- eign furore as a bit of a joke. Newspapers generally give per- functory reports about the pro- tests, and the government tele- vision network almost ignores the tests as well as the protests. The governmen warned all ships Sunday to stay clear of the test area from Wednesday on, indicating the tests are im- minent. But such stories as the Tour de France cycling race and the dollar crisis took pre- cedence on the evening tele- vision news. TESTS DEFENDED Much of the public attitude results from questions that de- fenders of the tests have posed: Where were the leaders of the small French protest group when the tests were starting a few years ago? And why were Australia and New Zealand, the leaders of the countries oppos- ing the French tests, quiet when Britain was setting off atomic shots in the Australian bush? The nationalistic chord also is strummed repeatedly in defence of the experiments. Why should France halt preparation of her defences to comply with a U.S.- Soviet ban on testing in the at- mosphere thatthose two nu- clear superpowers agreed on only after they no longer needed" such tests? French protests against the tests have been confined to newspaper advertisements and telegrams to officials. There have been no street marches or protest meetings. The most active boycotts have been in Australia, where the unions have imposed an al- most complete ban on traffic with France. Mail and tele- phone service has been cut. Ground crews won't service French aircraft. Harbor work- ers won't handle French ships, and many Australians are boy- cotting French products. British unions with nine mil- lion members staged a similar campaign last week. Neither the French govern- ment nor Paris newspapers have announced any estimates of how much the boycotts have cost in trade. New Zealand is keeping frigate from its navy 40 miles outside the danger zone around the Mururoa Atoll, and boats sent by private foreign protest groups tuso are hi the area. The French warning to shipping said the French navy has been authorized to board any ships entering the area. It said the navy will get such ships out of the test zone. New Zealand and Australia obtained an injunction from the International Court of Justice in The Hague calling on France to suspend the tests. France re- jected the court's ruling, saying the matter is an internal one. Nine countries of the Pacific Basin have made official pro- tests to France. The tralia, New Zealand, Japan Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador) Peru, Bolivia and tend that the tests are a threat to the health of then-people. A French government white criticism is "without serious scientific foundation." The gov- ernment said its tests are par- ticularly free of radioactive fall- out because the explosive de- vice is suspended from a bal- loon at high altitude. Here's what the Queen t told Indian representatives CALGARY (CP) Text of the Queen's reply Thursday to a submission by the Indian Association of Alberta: It gives me great pleasure to meet you and the chiefs who have come here today as representatives of the Indian people of Alberta. I thank you most warmly -for your wel- come and for your wise words. The whole world has lived through sweeping changes since the days, almost 100 years ago, when your prede- cessors signed treaties with the representatives of the government of my great- g r e a {-grandmother, Queen Victoria, Here in the West of Canada the changes have been spe- cially marked. Thousands of settlers came to this land in search of a new life yet in spite of the disruption this brought to ways, the In- dian people gave them, much needed help. LIFE HAS CHANGED Now the land is trans- formed and life has com- pletely changed. Large cities, intensive cultivation and all the products of this tech- nological age have appeared as part of toe new civilization which has been developed here. It is unfortunately true that during this rapid trans- formation and in spite of the wealth which has been created, many Indian people have been left to live in pov- erty and distress. This and many other problems arising from these changes still need to be solved. You may be confident of the continued co-operation of my government which represents your people as it represents an the people of Canada. You may be assured that my gov- ernment of Canada recognizes the importance of fun com- pliance with the spirit and terms of your treaties. I am deeply impressed by the pride of heritage -which has sustained you through so many dramatic changes and difficulties. I hope this very sense of identity wffl help you find you own a true Indian place in the modem world. You have said that you are proud to be both Indians ana Canadians. I am sure that your fellow Canadians are learning to appreciate and to respect the very special quali- ties and of the Indian people and their deep feeling for the natural environment of Iheu Imuriasd. Your concern for is shared by an increasing num- ber of interested citizens across the country. Let us look to the future then. The Indian people of Canada are entering a new phase in their relationship with other Canadians. It is my hope that in the coming years you wul together find a means to combine a way of life, which suits your culture and social aspirations, with full participation in the crea- tion and enjoyment of tile growing wealth Canada today. Such an achievement wilf give you the opportunity to continue and to intensify your special contributions to Act' fabric of Canadian life. -rT Commonwealth "won't suffer1 OTTAWA (CP) Arnold The super powers, in making Smith, secretary-general of the Commonwealth, says Britain's entry into the European Com- mon Market will strengthen, not weaken, the Commonwealth. In a 74-page report to heads of government before next month's Commonwealth confer- ence here, Mr. Smith said Brit- ain's entry into the ECM "win result in the expansion of that network of ties among the me- dium and small-sized powers of the world." He is confident that the Eu- ropean community, with Britain as a member, will look outward and take advantage of co-oper- ation with Commonwealth coun- tries. Mr. Smith, a Canadian whose office is in London, says the shape of the Commonwealth has changed as new nations emerge. .11 "Britain has had a unique po- i her DOClVffliarC sition in the history of the Com-1 monwealth's development. Bet i the Commonwealth today is LONDON 'AP) Queen also very much the creation of Elizabeth Saturday knighted the the leaders of voung independ- man who was her personal nations. In the last 23 I bodyguard for 17 years until ha yesrs most of the critical deci- sions winch have enlarged and shaped toe Commonwealth have besn the product cf initiatives first put forward by these lead- economic decisions to protect their own interests, have often let the burden fall most heavily on developing countries. Smaller countries should try to persuade the stronger ones that their fundamental interests could best be served by policies compatible with the interests of the weaker powers. "The richest and strongest must also look at the world around them. They must recog- nize that the dangers of polari- zation between rich North and poor South, with the obvious ra- cial implications, have not been averted and have instead in- creased____" Queen knights retired on his return from Can- ada with her Friday. Commander Edward 65. was awarded the insignia of knight commander of the Royal Victoria Order at a private in- wfti changes, he said, i vcstiture at Windsor Castle. ers." And the Commonwealth is becoming more important. No other asso- ciation embraced so many com- mon purposes or reached across so many of the world's divides. Oolade the Commonwealth Mr Smith warns of the dangers of "super power relationships." To the extent these relation- ships contribute to peace and stability, they are welcomed, be says, "but a work! concert de- pendent only on tacit agree- ments between the most pow- erful can present problems for the mednmvsind and smaller Commander Perkins was also the bodyguard of King George VI, father of the Queen. Elevators full AUSTIN. Tex. (CP) Much of this year's Texas wheat crop. reported to be nearly twice as big as last year's is stored outdoors because storage elevators are unable to hold Ire bumper crop. However, a state agriculture department official said the wheat win be moved before it spoils. ;