Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 90 The letHbridae Herald VOL. LXIV No. 195 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS Politicians warming up for election By THE CANADIAN PRESS The campaign for the Aug. 30 Alberta provincial election began this week with pledges and proposals from the four provincial parties. The New Democratic Party was first, with Leader Grant Notley opting for increased royalties on nat: ural resources to raise money to provide more ser- vices to people. "Reach out for people" is the NDP campaign slogan. And the party platform offers premium-free medical and dental care insurance, a government-run, automobile insurance plan which would reduce pre- miums by 40 per cent, and public ownership of power and gas utilities, pipelines, gas reserves and major coal deposits. Mr. Nofley said it could be "pretty costly" to ful- fil the NDP promises, but a socialist govern- ment would raise the money through such things as a road allowance tax and an export tax on natural gas. For agriculture, the NDP promises a provincial land bank to enable farms to stay in the family, leg- islation to prevent corporate takeover of fanners, more bargaining power for farmers and incentive grants to preserve rural life. The NDP would also eliminate residential prop- erty tax for education purposes, give more autonomy to local governments and establish a public day-care system throughout the province. 75 seats at stake NDP provincial secretary Hart Horn said the party, which now has 31 candidates, will have 63 by Aug. 9 and hopes to reach 73. Seventy-five seats will be up for grabs. Mr. Nolley was first with a platform, but Pro- gressive Conservative Leader Peter Lougheed was ahead on the hustings, driving through a half-dozen central Alberta communities in mid-week. Sections of the Conservative platform were re- leased Tuesday, with the rest due during the next few weeks. Mr. Lougheed said the full platform places in perspective the challenges facing Albertans.in the 1970s and specifies new directions a Conservative gov- ernment in Alberta would lake. Among the main points: Alberta bill of rights which would put in- dividual rights before every other law of the prov- ince; of medical care insurance premiums, the education portion of the municipal property tax and provincial income tax on pension incomes for citizens over 65 years of age; youth to actively participate in the cre- of goveiTinenl which involve Vam. Bob Russell, leadu: of Hie Liberal party, said the "will be a quiet one" with the Social Credit party winning. Mr. Russell said the main issue for the Liberals, who have nominated only nine candidates, will be jobs and the "quality of life." He said that 18-year-olds, voting for the first time in a provincial election, will not make much differ- ence to the outcome because "the large majority of young people don't come out and vote." Harry Strom, seeking his first mandate as pre- mier, got off to a slow start. He made the first major Social Credit policy statement Thursday night. He said Social Credit will ensure the continued survival of the family farm by doubling the funds in the Alberta farm purchase board to million, re- bating 25 per cent of crop insurance premiums and by pressuring the federal government to adopt a two- price systenr for wheat. Worst air disaster aims lives of 162 Pilot Riskiest moon bails landing ever out PLANE IN CLOUD Citizens of the northeastern Japanese city of Morioka watch a plane with white smoke trailing coming down through a white cloud over nearby mount- ain ranges Friday. The plane, to be identified, was one of two planes involved in a mid- air collision and crash of an F86F jetfighter and a Boeing 727 jetliner on All Nippon Air- lines. Federal prison rules relaxed Soviet, China troops face each other By ROLAND DALLAS HCNG KONG (Reuter) China and the Soviet Union are building up forces in their border regions and have about two million men facing each other, usually reliable Western sources reported Thursday. China has be.en actively developing an intercontin- ental ballistic missile and is expected shortly to an- nounce a test of a missile with a range of between and miles capable of striking North America the sources added. The rocket vehicles which China has already de- veloped are believed to have sufficient thrust to power a nuclear warhead as far a Moscow, the sources said. China is also believed to be working on a nuclear- powered submarine and has developed one submarine capable of firing missiles but no missiles for this submarine have yet been seen, the sources said. The Peking government is energetically engaged on the production of the F-9 ground-support jet fighter plane, developed from the Soviet MiG-19 and armed with macliine-guns, bombs, rockets and air-to-ground missiles, according to usually reliable Western esti- mates. China is believed to be producing between 200 and 300 of these jets a year, the sources said. Following the outbreak of fighting in March, 1969, on Damansky Island in the Ussuri River between Chi- nese and Soviet troops, the Chinese are reported here to have deployed large forces of troops in provinces bordering the Soviet Union and its close ally Mongolia. This lias reduced the Chinese military presence in southwest China close to Indochina and Soviet troops arc bclioval to have been reduced in Eastern Europe in a similar way, the sources added. Western military analysts here do not believe that the Chinese or the Russians are planning any military action. Their assessment is that both sides arc planning for any eventuality, 'How come you're never on New space trip costliest voyage yet WASHINGTON (AP) The Apollo 15 space trip is the costliest United States voyage to the moon's sur- face, both in total expendi- tures and average esti- mated taxpayer cost. National Aeronautics and Space Administration fig- ures on the cost of the cur- rent moon venture and an estimate of the number of persons who will pay taxes for 1971 show the Apollo 15 5445-million voyage will mean about from the pocket of the average tax- payer. Cost and taxpayer esti- mates of the other voyages: Apollo 11, July, million and per tax- payer. Apollo 12, November, million and Apollo 13, April, million and 33.60. Apollo 14, January, million and OTTAWA (CP) More lib- eral rules designed to increase the contact between prisoners in federal penitentiaries and out- side society were announced today by Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer. A directive issued to Canada's 32 federal prisoner by the Ca- nadian Penitentiary Service en- larges the scope of visits by family and friends and provides nearly unrestricted opportunity for correspondence with persons outside the prisons. The new directive, Mr. Goy- er's department said in a news release, is part of a program to enhance chances of rehabilita- tion once prisoners are re- leased. Under the directive, visits be- tween prisoners and their fami- lies on evenings, weekends and statutory holidays are to be en- couraged. Opportunity will be provided for families to partici- pate more frequently in such activities as church services, graduation ceremonies an d sports events. In relaxing the rules govern- ing correspondence, the peniten- tiary service will allow prison- ers to write and receive an un- restricted number of letters. Previously they were allowed to communicate with those per- sons named on a list which they submitted for approval when they first entered prison. The new policy also calls for censoring of mail only under un- usual or emergency circum- stances. In tlie past, all prisoner mail was censored at maximum-se- curity prisons and at certain other prisons where it was deemed necessary. Algeria buys wheat OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian wheat board lias sold seven million bushels of wheat worth about million to Algeria, Otto Lang, minister responsible for the board, announced today. Delivery of both the drum and hard bread wheat making up the total will take place during tlie next 12 months. .Tlie sale is part of a four-year agreement worked out between the wheat board and the govern- ment of Algeria late last year. The agreement calls for the de- livery of about 37 million bushels of wheat by July 31, 1975. TOKYO (AP) A Japanese jetliner with 162 persons aboard and a Japanese jet fighter col- lided over northern Japan today and crashed in what appeared to be the worst disaster in avia- tion history. The pilot of the F-86F Sabre fighter parachuted to safety, but the national police said there was little or no hope of any sur- vivors from the Boeing 727 air- liner. The airline, All Nippon Air- ways, said only one foreigner was aboard the big jet, the American flight engineer, Donn M. Carpenter of Detroit. He had been flying for the line since February, 1970. By nightfall, police said, 42 bodies had been recovered in a mountainous area about 300 miles northeast of Tokyo. A piece of the tail section the plane was found, and the bodies recovered were badly mangled. Shortly after darkness fell, police said other parts of the airliner, including a piece of the fuselage, had been found. Premier Eisaku Sato cut short a brief vacation to meet with of- ficials investigating the disas- ter. The airliner was on an after- noon flight to Tokyo from Hok- kaido, Japan's northernmost main island. It had 155 passen- a 10-month-old a crew of seven aboard, the airline said. Most of the passengers were returning from a tour sponsored by the Yoshiwara Bereaved Family Association, composed of relatives of soldiers killed in the Second World War. OTHER TRAGEDIES It was Japan's second airline crash this month. On July 3, a locally-built YS-11 of the Japa- nese TOA Airlines crashed into a mountain in the northern part of the country, killing all 68 per- sons aboard. The world's worst previous aviation disaster was the crash of a Venezuelan DC-9 jetliner March 16, 1969, off Maracaibo, in which 155 persons were killed. Japan's worst previous crash occurred Feb. when an- other All Nippon Boeing 727 crashed into Tokyo Bay, killing 133 persons. In the next month two other flown by Canadian Pacific Airlines and one by British Overseas Airways in the Tokyo area, bringing the toll witliin 31 days to 321 dead. By HOWARD BENEDICT HOUSTON (AP) After one abortive separation attempt, two Apollo 15 astronauts suc- cessfully cast off their lunar module Falcon from the com- mand ship today and headed for man's riskiest moon landing in a boulder-strewn basin ringed by mountains and a gaping canyon. "Good clean com- mander David R. Scott reported as the two ships moved apart. "You're on your Alfred M. Worden told Scott and James B. Irwin as they drifted away. Until the second attempt was successful there was drama and tension for more than 20 minutes as the two spaceships circled the moon. Scott and Irwin first at- tempted the operation at p.m. MST, behind the moon and out of radio contact. But when they came around the edge of the moon the ships were still locked firmly nose-to- nose. "Houston, this is Falcon. We did not get a com- mander Scott announced. They were to land at the base or the Apennine Mountains at p.m. MST to start a ttiree- day driving expedition and one of man's greatest scientific ex- plorations. Astronaut Alfred M. Worden remained behind in the com- mand vessel. The moon-circling astronauts earlier beamed to earth a strik- ing televised picture of the land- ing site and then boosted their ship into a slightly higher orbit to help assure a pinpoint land- ing. SAW CRATERS, BOULDERS As Apollo 15 zipped within feet of the peaks of the Apennines, television viewers caught a brief glimpse of the rugged terrain and knew why the landing attempt would be tricky. The site is pocked with craters and larger boulders. S'cott said that despite the rough appearance, he spotted many areas smooth enough for a touchdown. He reported a good sighting of Index Crater, which will be Falcon's main guidepost the final leg of the descent. Seen and heard About town WINNIPEG Drought hits EAST BERLIN (Reuter) Farmers are working around the clock to harvest crops quickly ripening in this month's hot, dry weather, but drought is again causing concern, the East German party newspaper Neues Deutschland reported Wednes- visiors Jay Miles and Susan Sharpe loudly objecting to being called "easterners" Wal- ter Dnstov falling while wa- ter skiing at Park Lake and almost losing his swimming suit John Lawson Jr. complaining that it's always the hitters who get then- names in the paper: "I made six errors the other night and didn't get any publicity." CRASH SITE PLANE CATCHES FIRE PAU, France (AP) A French air force transport plane caught fire and crashed in flames today killing 37 persons aboard, including 30 paratroop officers, air force headquarters reported. The plane, a twin-engine Nord 2501, went down just as the troops were about to begin a jump exercise, the communique said. Cabinet bums midnight oil OTTAWA (CP) The federal cabinet sat until 2 a.m. this morning, there were no public announcements made as a re- sult. It was the second Into sitting during a month of cabinet meet- ings. Prime Minister Trudeau and Energy Minister J. J. Greene were the last to leave on the cvo of Mr. Tnideau's departure for a nine-day tour of the Atlantic provinces. Included in the tour is a four- hour visit to the French island of St. Pierre off the south coast of Newfoundland. Stanfield finds Chinese rigid Hong Kong (Reuter) Oppo- sition Leader Robert Stanfield said today Chinese leaders told him; that unless President Nixon is prepared to make significant concessions there could hardly be any beneficial results from Ms trip to Peking. Stanfield was talking to re- porters on his arrival here after a six-day visit to China, during wlu'ch lie met acting Foreign Minister Chi Pcng-fei and Kuo Mo-jo, vice-chairman of the Na- tional People's Congress, China's parliament. Tlie Progressive Conservative party leader said both officials outlined at considerable length and force China's position on re- lations wittt ibe United States. "It was emphasized to :ne that President Nixon would be welcome to visit Peking, but un- less he is prepared to make sig- nificant concessions, there would hardly be any beneficial results from the he said. Slanfield said the Chinese placed great emphasis on the question of Taiwan, home of 14 million Nationalist Chinese, which Peking has pledged fo "liberate." NO OPINION Asked whether lie felt the Chinese were prepared to meet Nixon halfway, he said he could not express an opinion on this. But. he added: "Tlie position of the Chinese government with regard to Taiwan was stated in vety cdtedoHcal terms." Stanfield said he believes the Chinese hope to make signifi- cant progress hi improving Sino-American relations during Nixon's visit, due to take placs before rext May. But he said they emphasized to him that discussions on sbnte divisive is- sues had been going on for 16 years. "They hope there would be significant just progress to be he said. But Stanfield nddcd asain: "They gave no indication of mo- difying their position." Referring to press reports that he defended the U.S. in a verbal exchange with Kuo in Peking, he said the Chinesa leader bad expounded on Jordan clamps aired TRIPOLI, Libya (Reuter) The leaders of five Arab coun- tries were meeting here today amid reports they had agreed io discuss imposing sanctions against Jordan during their emergency summit. Taking part in the meeting were President Anwar Sadat of Egypt; Hafez Al-Assad of Syria; Salem Rebaya Ali of the Peo- ple's Democratic Republic of Yemen; Abdel Rahman Al-Iry- ani of the Yemen Arab Repub- lic; and Libyan leader Muam- mar Gaddafi, the Middle East news agency reported. The Arab Palestinian guer- rilla leader, Yasser Arafat, also participated in the meeting at the Uaddin Hotel, the agency added. The agency carried a report in Cairo from Khartoum saying that Sudanese President Jaafar El-Nimeiry had decided at the last moment not to attend the summit. The summit comes only houri after Alberta suspended rela- tions with Jordan and pledged military, financial and diplo- matic aid to the Palestinian Lib- eration Organization, U.S. steel firms bank furnaces PITTSBURGH of the 10 largest steel compa- nies in the Unittd States bank- ed blast furnace fires and slowed production today in preparation for an expected in- dustry wide strike Saturday midnight that could affect 000 employees. The other three said Thurs- day they would maintain nor- mal production schedules until the last moment, hoping for a contract settlement with the United Steelworkers Union be- fore the strike deadline at mid- night Saturday night. In Washington, the union called in 600 local leaders to- day for the crucial decision on whether to accept a contract offer or go on strike. President Nixon has urged both sides to work against an inflationary settlement. A steel strike soon would result in job layoffs in other industries. RAIL STRIKE GROWS Meanwhile, the United Transportation Union began shutting down six more United States railways early today, hours before scheduled meet- ing of industry and labor lead- ers at the White House. The strike brings to 10 the number of lines shut down so far. The railways shut down to- day employ The other four carriers employ "aggressive attitudes" of the United States. "It seemed to me appropriate to state my own views. "I was not involved in a de- bate with anybody. I said that we in Canada are close neigh- bors of the United States and we get along pretty well to-. gcther." Stanfield said he had not taken any messages to Peking from Nixon. Asked whether he would re- port to U.S. officials the results of his talks in Peking, he said: "I feel no responsibility in this connection. I went to China on my own." Stanfield, his wfe and tno assistants, fly back to Canada Sunday. No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, Aug. 2, a civic holi- day. All classified advertising received by a.m. Satur- day will appear in The Herald's Tuesday, Aug. 3 edi- tion. Deadline for classified advertising Wednesday, Aug. 4, will be cs usual, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 Full coverage of holiday weekend news events will be carried in the Tuesday, Aug. Sedition.