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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 87. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV 192 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES U.S. positio in trade t. 'hasn't chan HAPPY SINGERS RETURN Excited to have again been victorious in the youth section of the fomed Llangollen Eisteddfod, tired offer a month-long lour of Europe and happy To be home, the Anne Campbell Singers returned to Lelhbridge last night. Tears of happiness rolled down the faces of some of the 37 returning girls, dominated the happy faces of others. Be- lides Wales, the girls and their seven chaperones also visited England, Germany and Holland. (See story on page Frank slide to be studied by satellite By JEFF CARRUTIIERS HcraM Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Landslides, in Quebec, snow and fog on Vancouver Island, seismic lines and vegetation in the Mackenzie River valley, burned-over forests in Al- berta, floods in Manitoba, and spruce budworm infesta- tions in Ontario almost everylliing in Canada but the kitchen sink will come under the watchful sensors of starting this week. of course, is the Earth Resources Tech- nology Satellite, successfully launched into a near-polar orbit from California Sunday. The high-flying "eye in the sky" satellite now pass- es over Canada three times each day, taking television- like pictures of a IDO-mile-wide swath of Canada, from the Arctic circle to the U.S.-Canada border, each time. And the first hard-copy pictures from of Canadian territory are to be released today by the Can- ada Centre for Remote Sensing in Ottawa. ERTS is an experiment that many Canadian scien- tists expect a lot' from in terms of increased ability to monitor changes in the environment. And forestry experts in the federal environment de- partment, for example, have prepared some 23 experi- ments all across Canada, to test just how powerful a tool satellite remote sensing will be. Dr. Leo Sayn-Wittgenstein, associate director of the Forest Management Institute of the Canadian Forestry Service, suggested in an interview Wednesday at tho 13th International congress on Photogrammetry here (hat ERTS may well be at its best when recording changing phenomena. In one experiment planned by the CFS, experts Mill try lo map the spread of the spruce budworni in- festation which is now claiming millions of dollars worth of limber in Ontario. They also intend to study several other, smaller insect outbreaks in British Columbia, comparing the satellite photographs lo conventional, lower-altitude air- craft photographs. And scientists will be looking at landslides at St. Jean Vianney, Quo., South Nation, Or.t. and Frank, in Southwestern Alberta (o see if satellite information is useful in determining (he extent of damage from such landslides just after they occur, perhaps even in spoi- ling landslides in more remote areas in the first place. Flooding in the valleys of the Ottawa, Rideau and Red Rivers will also be studied in another experiment, using satellite imagery, for very similar reasons. Tlie impact of various types of logging activities will be studied on Vancouver Island and in Ibe inter- ior of B.C., in Algonquin Park in Ontario, and in New- foundland. Satellite pictures could prove useful in for- est management nnd monitoring of logging operations federal nnd provincial reserves. In the north, ERTS will be given Iwo important Iffls. The first will be lo sec whclhcr satellite pholo- graphs, which cover 100 miles by 100 each, arc useful in mapping Arctic laiidforms and vegetation In the Mac- kenzie River Valley transportation corridor, now being studied intensively by n number of government agcn- e'er.. More iiii, .irtant perhaps, scientists will be trying lo determine how much damage the miles of seismic cxplornlion lines have done nnd nrc continuing to do in Canada's norllilaral. Dr. suggested Wednesday Iliat Ihc seismic lines have caused more damage, to the Arc- tic ecology thon pipeline ever could. Security dockers By HAROLD MORRISON LONDON (CP) Leaders of Britain's longshoremen union called a new country-wide dock strike starting Friday after re- University governor is named Several of those elusive uni- versity and college board ap- pointments have been announc- cl by the provincial cabinet hut those of the Lethbridgc Com- munity College are not among them. However, a vacancy on the University of Lethbridge board of governors was filled with the appointment of R. C. Elli- son of Lethbridge as a public representative on the board. Mr. Ellison is president of Ellison Milling and Elevator Co. Ltd. The Medicine Hat Community College, Mount Royal College in Calgary and the Alberta Uni- versities and Colleges Commis- sions also received appoint- ments. Four vacancies are due to be filled on the LCC board. No explanation was given as to why all the appointments were not announced and there was no indication when further ap- pointments might be expected. plan rejected, to strike again Seen and heard About town PJMBARRASSED Albori IVllcticr and visitor Bing Calclwooil trying to start a ear borrowed from Ralph Elflcr, being informed by a stranger at the airport: "I'm sorry fellows, but you won't pet that car started unless you use my keys City police constable Dong Harris. envisioning himself riding a "chopper" motorcycle with a cutoff denim vest and long- haired wig. jecting proposals aimed at im- proving job security. The strike call came as dock- ers had returned to work in sev- eral ports, joining the thousands of: workers back on the job today after a series of protest strikes to support demands for the release of five jailed dock workers. Threats of the country's first general strike since 1926 ended when the five dockers were re- leased from jail where they had been since Friday for illegal picketing under the govern- ment's new labor law. Hundreds of thousands of workers re- turned to work today. The 10 million member Trades Union Congress today officially called off a one-day general strike previously set for Monday. The TUC had condi- tioned the strike on the release of the jailed dockers. The jailed workers bad refused to apologize to the labor court after being charged with contempt. They were allowed to go free after the House of Lords issued a ruling which, in effect, place.1; the burden of responsibil- ity for industrial misdemeanors on unions involved rather than individuals. TOOK STRONG STAND It was this ruling, issued against the Transport Workers union, lo which the dockers be- long, wlu'ch is believed lo have led to a more militant stand by previously moderate delegates at today's meeting and to the vote for a strike. Delegates from all ports rep- resenting British dockers voted 38 to 28 to give official union backing to the earlier wildcat walkout and approve a national strike as of Friday. The vote came in a rejection of a labor-management commit- tee's recommendations for deal- ing with dwindling port jobs. The new plan for the future of the dock industry rejected by the delegates had been worked out by .lack Jones, general sec- retary of Ihe Transport and General Workers Union, lo which most dockers belong, and the chairman of the port em- ployers, Lord Aldington. It has offered the longsliore- rnen an increased share in handling container cargoes, and proposed bigger redundancy payments for older men retiring from the industry and for work- ers willing to be retrained for other jobs. But the delegales rejected the recommendations of the com- mittee headed by Jones and Lord Aldington as inadequate to relieve their fears that more and more dockers would be thrown out of work by moderni- zation of the ports with the spreading introduction of con- tainers. It remained lo be seen whelher other unions would view Ihe new dock strike as pri- marily a port issue, or a further step in Ihe confrontation with Ihe government over the labor law. Wide-ranging, heavy agenda faces premiers HALIFAX (CP) Canada's premiers will be faced with a heavy and wide-ranging agenda when they meet here next week for their 13th annual conference. Frremier uerald Regan o! Nova Scotia, host for the two- day conference, released Wednesday a nine-point agenda which includes topics ranging from federal-municipal relations and collective bargaining for public employees to non-resi- dent land ownership, health care costs and telecommuni- cations. WASHINGTON (CP) Can- ada and the Uniled States agreed Wednesday to two new series of discussions, on world trade and on customs proce- dures, but decided to leave un- touched their deadlocked bilat- eral trade negotialions in the hope that the climale for them will improve. Trade minister Jean-Luc Pepin made that report after spending nearly five hours alone with Treasury Secretary Georgo Shultz for what he said was a complete review of trade mat- ters affecting the two neighbors. Of the thorny question of Car.- a d a -U .S. trade negotiations, stalled since the U.S. rejected Canada's mosl recent list of proposals lasl February, Pepin told a news conference: "I came with no great illu- sions that we could change in one afternoon a situalion that now has been going on for a year. However, I hope in the coming months, as the atmos- phere improves, it will be possi- ble to tackle other items on a progressive bpsis." Among circumstances the minister mentioned that could contribute to a bstler atmos- phere were improved economic conditions in both countries, a decrease in the U.S. trade defi- cit with Canada, and an end to the "frantic" pace of worldwide negotiations after last August's change in U.S. policies. Pepin said (earns from Can- ada and the U.S. will meet, pos- sibly in September, to review a broad range of interrrlional velopments wlu'ch will afiiicl both countries in the near fu- ture. He mentioned the expan- sion of the European Common Market and proposed changes in world tariff and trade regula- tions and monetary controls. Separate teams would meet, perhaps about Ihe same lime, lo discuss "customs administra- tive practices and an issue that threatens lo be- come increasingly difficult be- cause of an increase in U.S. anti-dumping cases. The Canadian minister said he had presented Canada's views on these some Canadian exporters re- gard as effective barriers to without mentioning specific cases involving Canada because they were "in some ways sub judice." That applied lo the U.S. inves- tigation of Michelin Tire Co., whose Nova Scotia plants got government help and whose products are largely exported lo the U.S. Pepin said he had lalked in broad lerms about Canadian in- dustry's need for access to the whole North American market and about the theory of regional industrial development. In their future talks on cus- toms procedures, Canada wanted to "make our input" into the American decision-mak- ing process. Shullz took over Hie treasury job in May from John Connally, who had been criticized by Pepin and other Canadians be- cause of his tough manner of handling negotiations. But P e p i E acknowledged Wednesday that he "didn't wit- ness any major change" hi the U.S. position now that the soil- spoken Shullz has replaced Con- nally. There was a "difference in he said. NO AUTO PROGRESS The minister said the suhjecl of Ihe Car.ada-U.S. automotive agreement, one of the main stumbling blocks, had arisen bul Ihere is "not much that cm be done at this time" towards settling the differences on it. "As a number of things are accomplished, the proper time will come to tackle it." he said, without amplifj'ing the re-mark. parries agree to talks Flood damage million to north resources railway EDMONTON (CP1 Flood damage to the provincially- owned Alherta resources rail- way now is estimated at about million, well below earlier prediction of S20 million Industry Minister Fred Pea- cock said Wednesday. He added, however, that the estimate, provided by the CNR, operators of the line, "is only a guesstimate" and could later prove to be closer to ?20 million- Mr. Peacock, chairman of the board of directors of tlie ARR, was speaking following a three-hour board meeting to discuss the question of govern- ment and CNR responsibility in paying for the 37 miles of damaged track and roadbed along the Smoky River in the foothills. The meeting did not arrive at any conclusions on the re- sponsibility question but the ARR board will hold further meetings and "will work as tenaciously as possible" to pro- duce recommendations lor the provincial cabinet. From REUTER-AP BELFAST (CP) A day of mourning for victims of Irish Republican Army violence ended in N o r t h e m Ireland Wednesday night with three more killings and several bomb- ings. A sniper killed a British sol- dier, two charred bodies were found in a burning ear, appar- ently victims of a guerrilla as- sassination squad, and buildings were set ablaze, causing thou- sands ol pounds of damage. The three deaths raised the toll from three years of killings an'l bombings to 475 dead. The day of mourning for nine civilians killed in last Fri- day's bombings in Belfast shut down 95 per cent of Ulster's in- dustry, costing the province an eslimaed ?2.5 million in lost production. Many of those who stopped work at 11 a.m. Wednesday were Roman Catholics, although the strike had been called by two hard-line Protestant organi- zations-Hie Ulster Defence Asso- ciation and the Loyalist Associa- tion ot Workers. FIRES BAR WAY People travelling home found their way barred by a series of major fires. At least two build- ings-a rope factory and a fash- ion slore-Tere wrecked. The main Catholic party, the Social Democratic and Labor party, chose the day of mourn- ing to make the eagerly-awaited announcement that they are prepared to meet British admin- istrator William Wratelaw for talks. The announcement paves the way for a roundtablc conference of political parties on the future form of regional government in Northern Ireland. The SDLP used to be re- garded as the unofficial advo- cate of the outlawed IRA but the statement bitterly attacked the Provisional IRA's campaign of violence. Until Wednesday the SDLP had maintained it never would talk to the British government while IRA sympathizers were interned without trial. The militant Ulster Defence Association planned a blockade of the IRA-conLrolled stronghold in Londonderry. The UDA said it will halt all fuel oil supplies to the Catholic ghetto, known as Free Derry, to force Catholic families out to clear way for an army invasion of the barricaded guerrilla sanc- tuary. Terrorists set off a huge bomb 200 yards from Belfast's city hall at noon. The explosion wrecked a mul- ti-storey car park. Police said warning had been given and (he blast took no casualties. Rut ambulances touring the city centre picked up several women suffering from shock. If voters edgy, lie'el withdraw HONOLULU fAP) Senator Thomas Eagleton ssys he will withdraw from the Democratic ticket voluntarily if he gets a gut feeling that voters are edgy about him because of his past medical problems. "If my visceral feeling is that my candidacy is the Democratic vice-presidential candidate said Wednesday, "I won't wait for George Me- Govern. I'll get off myself." Castro brands V.S. president 'a criminal' From REUTER-AP HAVANA (CP) Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro told thousands of cheering peo- ple in Revolution Square Wednesday that President Nixon is a worse criminal than Adolf Hitler. "Nixon is a criminal and the worst of all candidates in the U.S." 'Shall we put it in the bsauty shop or under the swing? Winter unemployment worries Prairie premiers LLOYD MINSTER, Snsk. (CP) The Manitoba, Saskat- chewan and Alberta govern- ments would like lo know Ihe federal government's plans for dealing with unemployment next winter. A winter works program was one of nine subjects discussed Wednesday at n meeting of tho Prairie Economic Council, con. sisting of the Ihrcc Prairie pre- miers Pcler Loughced of Al- berta, Allan Rlnkcney of Sas- katchewan and Ed Schrcyer of Manitoba. A communique issued nl tho end of the one-day, closed meet- ing said tho premiers agreed lo send E letter to Prime Minister Trudcan asking Ottawa lo dis- close, "without further delay, the cligihilily nnd criteria of such a federal winter employ- ment program in order Ural. Iho provinces and municipalities can make Ihe necessary plan- ning arrangements." Employment programs will be fully discussed al Ihe meet- ing of provincial premiers in Halifax Aug. M. The Prairie premiers re-em- phasized the need lo Improve Inbor and manpower statistics affecling Western Canada, par- ticularly ns they rclalc lo in- dividual provinces. Present labor statistics, they said, do not permit proper do- vclopmcnl of provincial man- power and labor policies. The provincial leaders gave Otlawa ,1 pal on Ihe back for co-operating in [lie field ot Manpower training programs. When the council met last January, concern was express- ed that federal programs had failed in many ways to meet provincial manpower needs. It siskcd for n greater provincial inpul into such programs. premiers ntso found com- mon ground in the areas of 10- liioiwl economic expansion, en- vironmental protection, trans- portation, telecommunications, intcrprovincial co-operation in market development for agri- cultural products nnd health care costs. "We found agreement in mosl, nrcas we expected to and some we Mr. Blakency told a post-meeting news conference. The council confirmed an agreement reached last Janu- ary Ihnl Ihe provinces would r.ot lower pollution control stan- dards as a means of attract- ing Industrial development and economic prowlh, Mr. Ixnighccd was satisfied with a pledge lo continue a joint action on transportation prob- lems, particularly freight rales. "There are clear inequities here lhal nrc balding back de- velopment of Western he said. A meeting of Prairie trans- port ministers was suggested to plan nclion on freight rates and on federal moves lo rationalize the grain transportation sys- tem. Tho communique said there Is urgency in developing pro- vincial policies in Ihe field of telecommunications, a question that will lie pursued nl the firsl ministers' gathering in Halifax. Tho possiMily of Joint ef- forts In trying to control the rapidly rising costs of health rare programs was discussed, with Mr. Schrcyer stressing Ihe "need to explore every avenue (o make more rational use of the health dollar." The premiers noled Ihe ab- sence of any assistance for small towns and villages in tho federal government's romilly- nnnounccd housing program. This was of particular con- cern lo the West, they said, agreeing to study the desira- bility of making n joint pronch lo 01 lawn to start a housing renovation program for email centres. ;