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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY IOW 80s. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 179 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 12, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Trudeaumania: PM swmgs through south SOFTBALL UMPIRE AT BLAIRMORE ESCORTS PRETTY INDIAN MAIDENS Airline Death threat doesn't faze Trudeau strike looms MONTREAL (CP) Air Can- ada faces a possible shutdown in the near Mure if its mechan- ics and ground personnel vote tonight for a study session. George Daley, vice-president of the Montreal local of the In- ternational Association of Ma- chinists and Aerospace Work- ers, said today it is "almost certain" that members will vote for a atudy session. The starting time and dura- tion of such a walkout would be decided at the meeting begin- ning at 8 p.m., he said. Similar meetings were to be held tonight in Toronto, Winni- peg and Vancouver. CONTINUE OPERATIONS Meanwhile, Air Canada said it would continue normal opera- tions as long as possible. The Montreal meeting was planned late last week to dis- cuss contract negotiations with Air Canada which began about six months ago. An airline spokesman said Friday that voting on full-scale strike action by the em- ployees would probably take a week. During the weekend, no nego- tiations were held although the union was reported to be study- ing the latest Air Canada pro- posals and the company said its negotiators were ready for talks at any time. OFFER 15 PER CENT The company said in a state- ment Sunday it has offered a 15-per-cent general wage in- crease in a 26-month contract. A n eight-per-cent increase plus an additional a month for employees earning top rates would be retroactive to March 1, 1971. A seven-per-cent in- crease and a month to top- rated employees would be effec- tive Feb. 28, 1972. The company statement said the union accepted similar wage proppsalsffrom CPiAir recently. The union has noli made pub- lic Us demands since negotia- tions began about six months ago. CALGARY (CP) A tele- pi oncd threat against the life of Prime Minister Trudeau didn't deter him Ulis morning as he wore a white hat and rode a horse at the head of the Calgary Stampede parade. After the threat, the parade started a few minutes early and moved at a faster-than-usual pace as police tightened secu- rity along the three-mile route. little credence was given the call but a police spokesman said 'Yoa be the patient and I'll be the Taber boy is killed Joseph Kenneth Anthony How, 8, of Taber was killed Sunday when the car in which he was riding went out of control and plunged into, a ditch on High- way 23 near Champion about SO miles north of Lethbridge. His father Harry and the driver of the car, Holly Wong, also of Taber, were injured and were reported in good condition Monday morning in the Car- mangay Hospital. Fight ship blaze SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuter) Firemen cut holes in the funnel of the Pacific and Orient liner Chusan Monday to fight a blaze in the boiler room. all precautions were being taken. The spokesman said the in- creased security was previously arranged as calls from cranks were not totally unexpected. The nature of the added precau- tions was not disclosed. The day at the stampede was the culmination for.the prime minister of a three-day visit to southern Alberta and some of its industrial and cattle-raising areas. After riding about two miles along the route, he was sched- uled to stop at a reviewing stand to watch the remainder of the procession. Later, he was to view rodeo events, attend a Lib- eral party barbeque and watch the evening chuckwagon races and grandstand show hcfore leaving for Ottawa Tuesday morning. THOUSANDS VIEW PARADE Along the parade route, thou- sands of people lined up several deep and some even brought step ladders to get a better view of the bands, floats, horses and dignitaries. The number of people watch- ing the procession was placed at about but police said an accurate estimate was near- ly impossible. Following the prime minister were Alberta Lt.-Gov. Grant MacEwan and Premier Harry Strom. Provinces told Plottfrs shot in Morocco to raise taxes OTTAWA Min- ister E. J. Benson told the prov- inces today they will have to raise their personal income tax rates in order to stay where they now are in the race for the taxpayer's dollar. Under the new tax plan he proposed in his June 18 budget, larger personal exemptions and lower tax rates will be intro- duced by the federal govern- ment. This considerably narrows the over-all tax base, and the 28- per-cent provincial tax that most provinces now charge will give them less money. Some provinces now charge more than 28 per cent, running up to 39 per cent in Manitoba. Mr. Benson told a closed-door federal-provincial conference that in order to obtain the same share of income tax revenues, the 28-per-cent figure will have to be raised to 30 per cent. The top rate will have to go up to 42 per cent. Mr. Benson said that while these higher rates will have to be written into provincial tax law to make it' harmonize with the new. federal income tax structure, they won't mean that taxpayers will have to pay out more or less in dollars. In fact, he promised the prov- inces that if they bring their tax laws into harmony with the new federal plan, he -will guarantee that they will receive the same revenues in 1972, 1973 and 1974 as they would receive if the old federal law were continued. A. 0. Aalborg, provincial treasurer of Alberta, released at the conference a leter to Mr. Benson objecting to the federal plan to tax capital gains. It was inconsistent, he said, with Canada's need to have more Canadians invest in Canadian development. Lethbridge o man killed in accident A Lethbridge man lost his life in a motorcycle accident Satur- day. Ronald Ross Kubota, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Kubota of 1304 13th Ave. N., was killed on Highway 3, 20 miles west of Lethbridge. The motorcycle apparently left the road and plunged into a ditch. ESCAPES DEATH King Hassan II of Morocco appear- ed on a democratic midnight broadcast in Rabat Sunday, in his first appearance since a bloody attempted coup against his government fizzled. Hassan said he had es- caped death by divine intervention in the raid by hun- dreds of recruits on his palace during his 42nd birthday celebration. Orangemen march in tense Ireland RABAT, Morocco (AP) The principal ringleaders of the abortive military coup against King Hassan II were executed by a firing squad early today, official sources reported. The sources said the names of the officer's executed after a summary court martial would be formally announced later in the day. They said the executions were still continuing. It was not immediately clear whether all the six leading con- spirators arrested already have been shot. King Hassan told a news con- ference S'unday that the officers who led Uie bloody military coup would all be dead by sun- down tonight. The 42-year-old monarch named eight principal plotters including four generals and three colonels. Hassan said Gen. Mohamed Medbouh, the head of his per- sonal military staff and three other generals named Musta- pha, Bougrine and Harnbou used ignorant, drug- crazed cadets in an abortive at- tempt to liquidate him and the entire leadership of his regime. Medbouh was accidentally killed by his own men during the attack at the king's sum-. jner palace on the Atlantic, 15 miles south of Rabat. At least 30 of the guests at the king's 42nd birthday party were killed, including the coun- try's only .field marshal, three generals, the minister of tour- ism, the president of the Su- preme Court, Belgian Ambassa- dor Marcel Duprat, and other officers and officials. The king said the "Libyan- style coup" was inspired by the revolution in that North Afri- can country in September, 1969, when young officers overthrew the monarchy while King Idris was out of the country. Big dealer Bill Estes paroled Seen and heard About town II T ITTLE Todd Meyer, who has a brand new baby broth- ers, doing his best to get the news to his grandmother Mrs. Shirley While-head, but having trouble remembering his col- ors (and a bit of trouble with Ys) and calling her "grand- ma Lellowhead" From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) Northern Ireland's Orangemen mar'ched in celebration of a half-century of Protestant rule today through the streets scarred by bomb at- tacks from outlaws of the Roman Catholic-based Irish Re- publican Army. Twenty thousand troops and police kept an iron security guard on the massive Orange Order festivities after a night of bombs and shooting in which nine civilians were wounded. Security chiefs said parades in Belfast and other centres were perhaps slightly larger than last-year, with an esti- mated total of 400 bands and more than marchers on the routes. Outgoing marches from town centres to fields and parks passed quietly. Troops took a rest before coming back to full alert in the event, when the Or- angemen and their families headed home from a day of speech-making, drinking, picn- ics and children's sports. The British army boosted its troop strength to men to head off violence during the celebrations. Command groups were posted at secret bases with helicopters to rush them to trouble spots. Trudeau puts damper on vote talk HIGH-LEVEL TALKS AT WATERTON -PhotOj Kcrber and Ed Finlay CALGARY (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau plunges into one of the biggest bashes in Canada today, riding horseback and white-halted in the Calgary Stampede parade. The parade, and a grandstand seat for later stampede events, will wind up his three-day tour of southern Alberta. He actually will ride only half the parade's length, about two miles, then he will mount the reviewing stand to watch the rest of the western extrava- ganza go by. Although speculation was rite that his wife Margaret was in town, Uicro was DO indication Sunday night this was Uie case. Mr. Trudeau denied sugges- tions at a press conference Sun- day that the tour was a stump- ing prelude to an election. "Tlie tour was designed wainly (o boost my morale and it has done precisely he said. It was no different in form or purpose from a similar sojourn in the province two years ago. He was asked bluntly whether ho ruled out an election in the near future. "No, I wouldn't rule out an el- ection for anytime. I can't pre- dict the future." Ho said that a Sunday morn< ing meeting with Liberal riding presidents from Waterton Park, a lush setting of mountain not dwelt on the possibilities of a provincial election, expected in the fall or next spring at the lat- csl. He said he had maintained his practice of staying out of pro- vincial politics. The Liberals hold no seals in the provincial legislature but have said they will field at least a dozen candi- dates in the next provincial el- cclion. Although he put the damper on election talk, the prime min- ister said bis trip bad been nec- essary to counter attacks on federal agriculture policies by "false prophets" in Uie opposi- tion. He referred specifically to Uie proposed farm products market- ing bill, stalled in the Commons for more lhan a year by the op- position, particularly western MPs. The opposition had creafed misunderstanding about that measure and others, telling farmers, for example, that they would be forced to market their goods through a government board agninst Ilieir wishes it the bill is passed, he said. (Also see Pages and 13.) B1LLIE SOL ESTES heads for farm EL PASO, Tex. (AP Billie Sol Estes left federal prison early today, parolled after serv- ing six years of a 15-year term. He had been convicted of mail fraud charges after his non-exis- tent West Texas fertilizer tank empire collapsed in a naUonal scandal nine years ago. Adhering to his plan for no fanfare, the former big dealer quickly stepped into the back seat of a waiting car, then led reporters on a high-speed chase through El Paso, losing them. Estes, 4G, said he will live with his wife and family in Abi- lene and work on a farm owned by a brother, John Estes. Estes amassed a paper for- tune worth millions before his arrest by federal agents i n March, 1M2. He was accused of fashioning a swindle by borrowing millions of dollars on non-existent farm fertilizer tanks, ;