Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
CLEAR HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 75 The LetKbtidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 179 bETHBRlUGK, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FWO PAGES Alberta looks at U.S. with mixed fears By JOHN DODD EDMONTON (CP) Alberta and Saskatchewan, accustomed to gazing east and west with mixed feelings, are starting to look south with apprehension. Matters foreign, particularly those involving the United Stales, have become a subject of concern and preoccupation for both provincial governments this year. The apprehension appeal's to go far beyond tha great Canadian debate on foreign ownership of Can- adian industry. Some recent developments: Saskatchewan government introduces a bill to prohibit foreigners including "other Canadians" from owrJng farmland. Alberta government introduces a bill to prohibit the resale of Crown land to non-Canadians and give Alberlans priority. Alberta appoints a seven-member commission to Investigate "non-Canadian influence" in the province's post secondly education. Alberta appoints a nine-member legislature com- millee to examine Hie need for restrictions on non-Al- bertan or non-Canadian control of the province's econ- omy. Alberta considers the possibility of establishing ils own office in Washington to serve as a listening post and put, its views across when U.S. resource policies involving Alberta are discussed. flic University of Alberta is to rule on a request by the engineering faculty to limit the number of for- eign students in the department. Feel U.S. interest Government spokesmen say MB increasing pre- occupation with foreign affairs was inevitable sines there is not doubt the U.S. has become more interested in Alberla and Saskatchewan. U.S. control of Alberta business is the second high- est in Canada, 43 per cent, behind only Ontario. Real estate agents in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan re- port a mounting interest in their land by Americans in (he last six months, many of the prospective buyers being dumbfounded to find land at an acre. Both provinces have said that they don't want to restrict, most foreign investment in their provinces. Premier Allan Blakeney doesn't object to foreign Investment "as long as the people of Saskatchewan benefit." In Alberta, Industry Minister Fred Peacock said Alberta insists only "that, they perform as good corporate citizens in the best interests of Albertans." Worft act before fall The govemment is not expected to establish any policies on foreign ownership until its nine member committee reports to the legislature. Tire initial report, is scheduled to be presented to the fall session. The committee plans public hearings, but sources said it is doubtful many Albertans will oppose restric- tions on the resale of Crown lands. They come at a time when there is increasing concern about the loss of control of Canadian business to Americans. But controversy Is expected when the government studies what to do about the sale of private land to non- Canadians. Saskatchewan's solution is a bill, now in committee, which would prohibit sale of agricultural land to per- sons not residing in Saskatchewan. Tt would also force non-residents who inherit an un- specified amount of farm land to sell it to residents within one year. Canada's production falls behind potential JAMES NELSON OTTAWA fCPI Canada fell nearly billion behind what, it could have produced lasl year if. in the of international economists, it had had rela- tively tut] employment. The country's gross national product the total value of all goods and services produced in a year was M3.I billion lasl year. If it hadn't bivn for unemployment and indus'jial slack, GNP should have been about ?98 billion. The figures on the gap arc given in a new publica- tion cf the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Dcvclopnu-nl, a ail-member international body based in Paris which makes frequent surveys of the economic pcrlormnncc of the world's leading indus- trialized countries. The report released Wednesday in Paris shows Ihnl nnly slightly improved on ils economic performance last year in relation to ils potential output. Tiie United Kingdom improved ils performance consid- erably, while more slack developed in the U.S. Japan had Hie lowest level of unemployment of llic four surveyed, but fur thp second year ex- perienced a big increase in unused industrial cnpa- cily. Since Stalislics Canada lias been revising its figures on Canada's for the past several years, officials here ;irc: unnble to eslimnlo Mm ni.'ignilucle of (he cur- rrnl. brl whnl this country is producing, nml what il roiilrl lio prndncini: ir it were not [or l.hr- rur- ronl high level uf unemployment. II is c.slimnlcd t'hal, on Ihc basis of long-term trends, flic potcnlial capacity of the Canadian economy grows by about five per cent a year That is in Icrms of Ihc physical volume of goods and services Uie coun- try could produce quite apart from any increase in prices brought on by inflation. C1N1' rose by II.V per cent last year, but only 5.1 per cent in physical volume. Kcoiiomlsls generally ex- pcd a greater increase in real output this year, will) growth continuing in. 1973. Orange day parades leave Ulster tense From AP-REUTER BELFAST (Reuter) Protes- tants paraded with banging drums and flapping banners in the traditional Orange Day marches throughout Northern Ireland today amid lively fears of communal conflict. The marches set off in an at- mosphere charged by three more killings during the night. One of the victims was a Prot- estant youth shot down on a street in Portadown, 25 miles outside Belfast, and there was apprehension of a revenge blow by the Protestant para-military Ulster Defence Association As the marchers streamed through the heart of Belfast TROUBLE AHEAD The Smoky River in northwestern Alberta has washed out about 37 miles of Alberta Resources Railway Iraclc. Who will pay for the damages and whether if is worth it ore the big questions facing the government of Al- berta. (See story page (CP Wirepholo) McGovern's nomination expected on first vote MIAMI BEACH (CP) Sena- tor George M c G o v e r n goes through the formality of claim- ing the Democratic presidential nomination tonight, assured of the votes to win it on the first ballot and backed by a platform he could call his own Seven names are due to be put into nomination for presi- dent at the national convention, but McGovern has an over- whelming majority of delegates to surpass the votes needed to win a bid for the White House against President Nixon in the November election. The convention itself slogged through its second straight mar- athon session into the early- morning hours today debating the platform the Democrats will take to the people in November. When it recessed at a.m. unlil 7 p.m. today it had been in session a record 11 hours, four minutes. The opening session Monday thai lasted about nine hours broke the p r e v i o u s record, convention officials said. They were unable to iden- tify the earlier record-setting session. The session came as an anti- climax to earlier developments dramatic with- drawals from the presidential race by Senators Hubert Hum- phrey and Edmund Muskic. But the platform debate proved useful in demonstrating that the 49-year-old McGovern could carry his delegate forces with him in what must become an effort to restore unity to a divided party. McGovern, son of a South Da- kota Methodist minister, also pomlerc-d a list of possible run- ning mates. Aides said he still plans to ask a reluctant Senator Edward Kennedy to join the ticket. A close friend of Kennedy, Senator Jolm V. Tunney of Cali- fornia, told reporters after talk- ing with him by phone he thinks it highly unlikely Ken- nedy would accept. He added he expects Kennedy to fly here from Hyannis Port, Mass., Thursday to appear at the con- vention with the nominee. Magrath 4-H beef club wins top honors at show One of the largest Leth- bridge and district 4-H beef shows in recent history ended Tuesday with the Magrath club winning two of the top honors. Shainnc Cliristensen, 15, of the Magralh 4-H Beef Club won the grand champion steer award over 375 entries from 14 southern Alberla clubs. Shainne combined with club males Ken Ilillmc.r, Culclle Cliristcnsen and Cathy Schney- dcr to win llic best group of four steers as well. Oarlcnt! Richl of the Park .Lake 4-II Bert Club look l.ho reserve grand champion tro- phy lor the second year in a row. The following clubs, with club champions and reserve champions participated during the one day show: Magi-nth Shainnc Cliristcn- sen. Ken Ilillmcr; Park Darlcnc Richl, Leona Scrcda; llillspring Jtobert. YVyndcr, Scol.l Ydiing: liCllibridge-Coal- iloln Ponna Tokariuk, llrnny llnrons Tntrly Akill, Vir- ginia Akill; C.irdslon Chinook Court, Terry Sheen; Del Eonita Dale Jorgcnsen, Wes- ley Rasmussen; Warner Wade M c K c n z 1 c, Murray Doenz; Raymond Mark Koarns, llpfii Holt. Lelhbriilfie-Norllii'ni lion Koilior, Susan Boras; Turin .1 n n c t Pnpworlh, Lawrcnco 1'npwortli; Ready made Hank KorUiius, Myrna Held. Millt Stringam, Lanny Doenz; Wrentham Tim Jones, Debbie Edwards. Show judge was Ed Noad of High River. The participating animals were to be auctioned off today starting at 11 a.m. Hydro office workers join strike ranks TORONTO (CP) Nearly Qnlario Hydro office work- ers left their jobs this morning to join more than other workers already out on strike against the public utility. A spokesman for Local 1000, Canadian Union of Public Em- ployees, said it is the first lime nearly all of the workers have been on strike at the same time in Ihe union's fight for a belter contract- "Except for small pockets of workers, the full membership now is out on the spokesman said. under a steady rain, most of the city's Roman Catholic minority remained in their own district. Some British soldiers backed by police and mili- tia men stood guard hi case of an assault on the marchers by the Roman Catholic-based Irish Republican Army. In the present high state of tension authorities believed such an assault could blow up inlo lull-scale communal con- flict. At several points hi Belfast, groups of blue-jacketed club- carrving young men could bo seen on the fringes of the pro- cession. They described them- selves as UDA commandos. In Pnrtadown, cheers greeted masked UDA commandos, wearing combat jackets and armed with wooden clubs, when they joined the Orange Day march. The rain doused some of the excitement customary on the Orange Day parades which arc held to celebrate a triumph o t Protestant arms in 1G90 when Roman Catholic King James II was beaten by William of Or- ange at the Battle of Boyne. As the marchers trudged through town, plastic raincoats obscured the dark coats and or- ange flashes which are a uni- form of the Orange order. Rain dripped off bowler other uniform sodden banners hung heavy on their poles. But the bandsmen pounded out Protestant tunes willi gusto all along the five-mile march to a rallying point at Endenderry just outside Belfast. The traditional rallying point at Finaghy Field was not used tills year, because police consi- dered it was loo visible to sni- pers from Roman Catholic dis- tricts. Portadown was considered one of the most dangerous spots because the Protestants there had arranged to march through a staunch Catholic area. In Belfast, the city centre was closed to cars to prevent the IRA depositing car bombs along the route. PRESIDENT NIXON Nixon plans talks with Soviet envoy SAN CLEMENTE, Calif, f AP) Just a day before Vietnam peace talks resume in Paris, President Nixon has scheduled a meeting here with Soviet Am- bassador Anatoly Dobrynin' The ambassador and Mrs. Dobrynin, described as guests of Henry Kissinger, the presi- dent's foreign affairs adviser, were invited by their host to visit the Western White Housa today. Ronald Ziegler, Nixon's press secretary, said in response to a question: lll don't want to de- scribe it as a courtesy call." Substantive matters will be dis- cussed, he said. Vietnam peace talks resume Thursday in Paris after a two- month hiatus occasioned by a Unilcd Slates withdrawal that preceded Nixon's order to mine North Vietnamese ports. Kissinger said Saturday the TJniled States had reason to be- lieve the Hanoi government might approach the renewed talks with a "new Implying more strongly than any American official had done before that prospects for peace might improve. Kissinger met the couple in Los Angeles Tuesday while the ambassador was there to open a consulate. He took them on an escorted tour of the old Holly- wood-style Universal Studios, then was their host at dinner. French N-Tests held PARIS (AP) French im- clear tests look place June 21 and June 30 at Mururoa, the French testing ground in the Pacific, Agence France-Presse reported today quoting infromed sources. The defence ministry would make no comment. A plane accident marred the second lest, AFP said. A meteorological aircraft crashed soon after taking off from the forward base of Hoa, near Mururoa, it reported. Several French ships which took part in the nuclear tests have gone hack to nearby Pa- peete, said the agency. They are expected to rei'-im to roa around July 20 for a third and possible final lest, Rodeo cowboys charged CALGARY (CP) Two ro- deo competitors were charged today with wour.ding with in- tent following a brawl Monday at a Canadian Rcdeo Cowboy Association dance. Roy Floyd Duvall, 29. of War- ner, Okla., and George Ernest Taylor, 28, of Hugo. Okla were remanded until Friday and re- leased on bail. RCMP said three cowboys were slabbed during the inci- dent and required hospital treatment, although none waa in serious condition. Duvall was world steer-wres- tling champion last year and Taylor was fourth in the all- round competition. Both competing at the Calgary Stampede. Trudeau, cabinet discuss west development proposals OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau and several cabi- net ministers spent almost three hours Tuesday discussing wide- ranging proposals for develop- ment of Western Canada and the Northern territories- but made no decisions on the pro- posals. The meeting was with about 15 members of the Great Plains Project, a group organized by the prime minister's office to provide ideas for major devel- opment projects. Project chairman Verne Atrill n! Toronto told reporters later that the group presented several recommendations to the cabinet ministers, but did not ask for or g e t any commitments on t h e recommendations. Transport Minister Don Jamieson said the meeting con- sisted of a general discussion and the Great Plains members were "a very good group, very bright, very able." A much-publicized subject of study by the group Is the build- ing of mammoth aircraft, sev- eral times bigger than tha Boeing 747, to carry oil and liq- uid natural gas from the Arctic. Mr. Atrill said that proposal was one of the ones presented to the cabinet, but "we didn'l spend too much time on it." Other proposals included a project to define Prairie water resources, fish farming on ths Prairies, creation of a petro- chemical industry and methods of international marketing. Mr. Atrill said that Western Canada has the resources to be- come an "industrial heartland" similar to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The problem was the difficult task of developing those re- sources. Police cut hunt 'Sure you remember. A little Guy.. .glasses.' nine con 3 astronauts disciplined for postal covers sale WASHINGTON API The Unilcd States space agency dis- ciplined the three Apollo 15 as- tronauts Tuesday for carrying 400 unauthorized postal crivcrs to the moon and back lasl July and then turning 100 of them over to an acquaintance in West Germany. The nmn-slamped enve- lopes lalrr nppnrpnlly WCIT solrl tn slrinip collectors for rach, (he National Aeronautics and Space Administration .said. NASA snld nflcr an invcslign. lion lhat nslronanls David Scott, Alfred Wordcn and James Irwin "exercised poor judgment in Ihcir action." "Therefore they will be repri- manded their nclioiis will be given due consideralion i n Ihcir selection for future assign- llic agency said. Dr. George Low, NASA dep- uly administrator, commented: "Astronauts are under ex- treme stress in the months pre- ceding a flight lo the moon, and their poor judgment in carrying the unauthorized covers must bo considered in this light. None- theless, NASA cannot condemn llio.se aclions.'1 NASA said il li.irl learned lh.nl the Apnlln 1.1 crow had agreed at. one lime lo provide IHO cov- ers from Ihcir forthcoming mis- sion to the acquaintance in re- turn for estalilishmc.nl. of a "trust fund" for their children. "After l.ho covers had been given to Ihe acquaintance, how- ever, Ihcy rcnliml, on their own, (hat (his Wi'is imjiropcT and declined lo accept cither Ihc l.ru.sl fund or Ihe ullcrnaliva offer of sUjnps in exchange for l.ho 100 postal NASA said. The Apollo 15 crew, ashed those on earlier moon missions, hnd NASA's permission, wilhin established procedures, to carry personal souvenir-type items, including some postal covers. The iwnnission was granted vilh the condition that the arli- rloK hn rotninnd by l.hn asl.ro nniils or civrn to personal friend.'.-. They were not. lo bn used for commercial or fund- raising purposes or personal gain, NASA said. On Apollo IS, the astronauts were authorized lo cany 232 of the specially-stamped envelopes with markings showing Ihc-y hnd in.'itie (Fie round trip to Ihe moon. The 400 unaulhorizcd cov- ers were carried in addition la Iho approved ones. KINGSTON, Onl. (CP) An escaped prisoner from Collins Bay penitenliary was captured today when be walked inlo an intense search area 15 miles west of here where police were looking for nine of H prisoners who escaped from the maxi- mum-security Millliavcn prison Monday night. Police said John Singleton. 30, left a labor gong Tuesday morn- ing, bul was caught today when he was spoiled walking along CNR tracks two miles north of Millhnvcn. Singleton was serving three years for fraud and pnrulc revo- cation. Meanwhile, n small anny ol police and prison officials, armed with shotguns, high-pow- ered rifles nnd using and tracking dogs, were scour- ing dense bush wilhin n 10-mile radius of Ihc maximum-sccurily prison for the remaining nine of the 11 prisoners who cut through n chain-link fence lo freedom after a baseball game. Five already have been cap- lured, all wilhin seven miles o( Ihc prison as 120 provincial po- lice and flO prison guards spre.id their search in Canada's larccsl prison urcnk with a fielri-by- field and tree-by-lree hunt in Hie area. Police Investigated at least five reports of men seen run- ning- in the area, using five tracking dogs in the hunt for the convicls. some of whom were described as "extremely dan- gerous." Seen and heard About town T 0 W A visitors Stove Duf- fec nnd Tina Iteluri ar- guing about the 6 o'clock starling lime for Ihe next por- tion of Ihcir trip Tony IVrlirh being ivseued by a fair damsel afler running out of pas on llic Foil Maclcod highway Icachcr-liirnnl- parl-limp carpenter linn Sniidrr nailing his shoo to Ihe floor.