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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 75-ao The LetKbtidge Herald VOL. .LXI1I No. 194 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES fancy the American Peace Plan. How about you, Victim West Leaders Plan United Approach By JIM NEAyES EDMONTON (CP) Wlille they may be far apart politically, the three Prairie premiers agreed Thursday they can work together to the advantage of Prairie residents. Manitoba Premier Ed Schreyer, a New Democrat, Saskatchewan Premier Ross Thatcher, a Liberal and Alberta Social Credit Premier Harry Strom gave this indication' at a news conference ending a one-day meeting of the Prairie Economic Council. It was the eighth meeting of the council since its inception. Mr. Strom said the council originally was estab- lished to provide an exchange of views, we are now agreed we can go further." The Prairie provinces can look forward to the day "when we can make collective he said. There may be some people who would construe tins as "ganging up" on Ottawa in particular and while this statement may be fair, Mr. Strom said "we are not going to apologize." "There will be many areas in which there will be a mutual brief presented to the federal government by the three provides." The council completed a lengthy agenda and de- cided the next meeting would be held in Winnipeg in December. Of 15 items on the agenda, eight were requested by Manitoba, five by Alberta and two by Saskatchewan. Three resolutions were passed including one asking Ottawa to investigate the possibility of an alternate trans-Canada highway route to be constructed under the same 50-50 cost-sharing program which existed for the present highway. Another strongly urged Ottawa to consult the Prai- rie provinces before implementing any agricultural pro- s-am similar to the LIFT project designed to re- duce wheat acreage and pour money into the Western Economy. Mr. Thatcher said all three provinces appreciated the money involved in the program but were "dis- turbed about the fundamental and basic issue that the program was not discussed with us before it was im- plemented." "We do think we are entitled to be consulted and we don't want these programs foisted on us." In another resolution, the council urged Ottawa to make sure all present sad future agricultural market- tog agencies and commissions have Prairie represen- tation. "Even now some national agencies, such as the Na- tional Dairy Commission, have no Prairie represen- tation with1 the result that their policies work against Western Mr. Schreyer said. Canada's two major railways, the CNR and CPR, came under attack from Mr. Thatcher and the prospect j of Prairie retaliation against the railways in the form of increased taxes was suggested. Would Tax Heavily Saskatchewan has passed legislation imposing .heavy taxation on mineral rights held by the railways and Mr. Thatcher said Be intends to proclaim the act if the railways do not move to lower freight rates on the Prairies. He received support from both Alberta and Mani- toba. Mr. Schreyer and Mr. Strom both said they were concerned at high freight rates with Mr. Schreyer adding that increased taxation on the railways "may well be a desirable course of action.' Mr. Strom said Ms province had made no firm decision but was watching the Saskatchewan develop- ments "with keen interest." Mr. Thatcher said previous requests for lower freight rates, "no more or no less than they pay in other parts of had been ineffective and his government was getting impatient. "We want fast action and we're not going to wait 'indefinitely." He said he planned a, meeting within two weeks with railway officials and if no move was made soon "It's going to cost them very substantial amounts of money in mineral taxation." The Prairie premiers also agreed they must work i toward uniform standards in pollution control and as- xured each other they would not lower standards in any move to obtain some industrial plant. tors MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Heuters) Two Americans and One Brazilian diplomat were kidnapped here today but one of the Americans managed to evade his captors. A United States embassy spokesman said Second Secre- tary Gordon Jones was kid- napped but escaped and that Daniel A. Mitrione is still miss- ing, presumably held by mem- bers of the Tupamaro urban guerrilla movement. The embassy said Mitrione is a public security expert em- ployed by the U.S. government and was advising ths Uru- guayan government on police and internal security matters. The interior ministry reported that Brazilian ConsuI-General Aloysio Mares Dias Gomide was kidnapped on his way to work. In confused initial reports here police reported that Mi- trione had been released by 'his captors and that Jones was missing. The kidnapping came 72 hours alter ths Tupamaros kidnapped a judge handling cases against their comrades. About 80 of them are in jail charged with crimes ranging from bank rob- bery to kidnapping and murder. Saboteurs Damage Bones Of Rare Dinosaur Found In Alta. Badlands DRUMHELLER (CP) The banes of a huge gorgc- saur, one of the largest species of rare carnivorous have been discovered in this east-central Alberta community by two provincial museum palaeon- tologists. John Storer and Mike Wilson said "it was just blind luck" that allowed them to uncover the bones which were buried in the Alberta badlands for between and years. The hones, discovered earlier this week, included a five-foot-long lower leg bone, several ribs, vertebrae and teeth. In his day, during the cretaceous period before the i Rocky Mountains were formed, the gorgosaur stood more than 20 feet tall, was up to 50 feet long and weighed several tons. "There have only been 10 discoveries like this said Mr. Wilson in an interview. They discovered the bones in the Red Deer Valley, 12 miles north of Drumheller, while investigating anoth- er find, the remains of a herbivorous duckbilled dino- saur which will be excavated in the next few weeks. Both men were in the valley, about 60 miles north- east of Calgary, for the Provincial Museum and Archives of Alberta, located in Edmonton. Quake Recorded RENO, Nev. (AP) An earthquake of "very large in- tensity" located miles of here, probably in Peru, was recorded starting at a.m. PDT p.m. EOT) Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno, seismograph station. Misleading Ads Charges Laid TORONTO (CP) Shell Can- ada Ltd., T. Eaton Co. Ltd. and Simpsons-Sears Ltd. will appear in court Aug. 31 to face charges of publishing false, misleading or deceptive advertising, a fed- eral justice department spokes- man said today. Patrick Duffy, head of the criminal law section of the jus- tice department in Toronto, said "there have been charges laid before under this section of the Combines Investigation Act, but these are the first laid against such prominent firms." He said most of the charges involved advertised prices and were laid under Section 33 of the act. He declined to elabo- rate. Offences under the section are punishable by up to five years' imprisonment. All three companies declined to comment today. Representatives of Batons ap- peared in court briefly Thurs- day Mr. Duffy said, and the case ias been remanded to Aug. 31, the same date the others will appear. Several other smaller firms have also been charged, Mr. Duffy said. These include Par- ker Brothers Games Ltd., Whitby Sewing Centre, Easy Tile and Building Supply Stores Ltd., Gaycraft Ltd., Omega Neckwear Ltd., and Sutson Ltd. No trial date has been set. Mr. Duffy said charges will also be laid soon under the same section against another large retail chain. His office has also charged 13 Toronto-area ready-mix concrete firms under another Combines Investigation provision with conspiring to pre- vent competition. "This .is the same charge as the one we obtained a grand jury indictment on in January of this year." he said. "We have now decided to proceed in pro- vincial court rather than on in- dictment to allow the firms a preu'minarv hearing." Mr. Duffy said the charges break down into two classifica- tions misleading advertise- ments and false pricing and "in most cases resulted from com- plaints filed with tire depart- ment of consumer and corpo- rate affairs." The information laid against Sliell concerned a sweepstakes among Shell credit card holders last fall in which the grand prize was a new car and a travel trailer. The charge against Shell says credit-cardholders were told by mail they "may have been se- lected to be awarded the grand prize" of a station wagon and- camping trailer, or "may have been awarded one of the 1.126 'Vacation including EIRKENHEAD, England (AP) Saboteurs or careless workmen seriously damaged Britain's newest nuclear sub- marine, the Conqueror, the builders said today. The gears on the hunter-killer sub jammed Wednesday when the gearbox was tested, and two small bolt heads were found in- side. The damage may delay the delivery of the sub several months. "The possibility of malicious damage cannot be said a spkesman for the Cam- mell Laird shipyard. "It seems unlikely the foreign bodies got there by accident." Irish Youth Killed BELFAST (Reuters) An army marksman killed a youth early today during a battle be- tween British troops and civil- ians in a Roman Catholic area of Belfast. An army spokesman said 19- year-old Daniel O'Hagan was warned three times to stop throwing Molotov cocktails. When O'Hagan refused to sur- render, the marksman was or- dered to open fire, the spokes- man said. O'Hagan, 'Shot in the neck, was dead on arrival at hospital. Residents in the area later de- nied that he had taken part in tile throwing of gasoline bombs. snowmobiles, color television sets and cameras. The charge says the state- ment "purported to be a state- ment of fact" but was "untrue, deceptive or and was designed "to promote, di- rectly, or indirectly, the sale or disposal of Shell products." Israel Accepts Middle East Peace Plan NORMAL TEMPERATURE IN WEST Below normal temperatures with above normal nrecipitation ore expected to cover most of Ontario, Quebec during 1 August according .to the. 30-day outlook of the United States Weather Bureau. Ths rest of the county is ex- pected to have near normql temperatures and light precipitation. Claresholm Asks Water Inquiry CLARESHOLM (CP) Town council Thursday asked the provincial department of health to investigate reports that toxic herbicide chemicals have contaminated this com- munity's water supply. Mayor Ernie Patterson said London's Dockers Vote To Return To Work LONDON (AP) Two thou- sand longshoremen who work the London docks voted today to return to work, easing fears that militants might block set- tlement of the British dock strike. Only Liverpool, which with London handles more than half of Britain's seaborne trade, and Manches ter remained un- counted among the major ports. Dockers at Manchester and Liv- erpool were to meet later. Work on the piers is- sched- uled to resume Monday, but at some British ports the long- shoremen already have gone back to unload food and other critical cargo. Dishwashing Detergents Escape Ottawa Order By KEN KELLY Canadian Press Science Writer OTTAWA (CP) Dishwash- ing detergents have escaped the government order to reduce phosphate content. The order goes into effect Saturday. Regulations require that the phosphorus content of deter- gents for laundering textiles be cut to no more than 20 per cent by weight. Penalties can amount to fines of a day. Existing stocks in stores and manufacturer's' warehouses are excepted. So are detergents for washing dishes by machine or hand. The energy department's ex- planation of the exemption is that industry expressed concern that dishwashers now in use will not function properly without phosphate-type detergent's. "The phosphate released by dishwashing is. of course, a rel- atively minor amount compared with that from the de- partment said. SEEK TOTAL BAN It gave no basis for the state- ment and officials had left their offices by the time the an- nouncement was distributed Thursday. The order for reduction Is the first step toward total elimina- tion of phosphates, the depart- ment said. Testing of detergents for com- pliance with the law will begin shortly. Energy Minister J. J. Greene announced plans for the reduc- tion and ultimate ban on laun- dry detergents las.t April.The government has accepted rec- ommendations of the Interna- tional Joint Commission that such a ban be imposed to curb nutrients entering the Great Lakes in sewage. Phosphates were found by the Canada-U.S. commission to be the key factor in growth of algae in the lakes, especially Lake Erie. It warned that un- less action was taken by 1972 a rapid choking of life in the lakes occur. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN IT) AIRY expert Evelyn Ed- gar vainly trying to con- vince her husband Jack one of their cows was really giving soui' cream Bcv MacKay having to get her hair bleached before any of her friends found out she wasn't really a blonde Wilf Downs having to explain that he was using crutches because he had walked, into the side of his own car. Government Suspense Ends TEL AVIV (Reuters) Israel accepted today the United States Middle East peace plan already agreed to by Egypt and Jordan, it was announced here. An official communique after a two-hour cabinet meeting said Israel accepted the plan "having consid- ered the appeal of the president of the United States and while continuing its commitment to its basic policy the government was "definite- ly irresponsible" in granting a permit to use toxic herbicides close to the town's- water plant intake. District agriculturist Dave Jantzie said that 2-4D and not the more dangerous 2-4-5T had been used. Norman Thompson, director of water resources at Leth- bridge, and department of wildlife biologists are investi- gating. Claresholm is 58 miles north- west of Lethbridge. guidelines." MOST THINGS ATTACHED It said Israel would appoint, at the appropriate time, a rep- resentative for peace talks with- out prior conditions under the auspices of United Nations envoy Gunnar Jarring. It was not immediately clear whether the right-wing Gahal party would carry out its threat to leave the coalition cabinet. The party was scheduled to meet at the start of next week to make its final decision. The communique said the peace talks would take place within the framework of the security Council resolution of November, 1967, with the aim of reaching a binding peace agree- ment. It said Israel is prepared to accept the proposal for a mini- mum 90-day ceasefire on the Egyptian front "taking into ac- count Hie clarification provided by the government of the United States and not withstanding the dangers inherent, in the mat- ter." These clarifications were un- derstood to refer to assur- ances that the Egyptians and their Soviet advisers would not be able to exploit the limited ceasefire to increase their mis- sile network and military poten- tial .to launch an offensive once the 90 days were up. The statement said a minis- terial committee would draft proposals as to the precise lan- guage of the Israeli r'eply. This was seen as a possible last-min- ute effort to reach some sort of compromise to keep the six Gahal ministers in the 24-mem- ber coalition cabinet. Miners Post Win CARMAN, Man. (CP) Lethbridge Miners, represent- ing Alberta, won their opening game here Friday, in the Ca- nadian junior baseball cham- pionships, defeating Saskatche- wan 6-4. The Albertans are drawn against Quebec in the next round tonight. Alta 000 200 693 Sask 001 100 471 Taylor and Jorgason; Gaut- schi and Morrise. Hrs: Sask Gautschi, Lapointe. The statement ended six days of expectancy over Israel's posi- tive reply. It was continually held up by a desire to do every- thing possible to maintain the broad-based coalition govern- ment, as well as by requests to Washington for further clarifi- cation concerning assurances to Israel. The Gahal party objects to the idea of Israeli withdrawal from Arab territory as implied in the plan. It rejected a com- promise suggested by the ma- jortiy labor party that Gahal ministers should stay in the cabinet while voting against the U.S. initiative. The plan already has been de- nounced by Iraq, Syria, Algeria and most of the Palestinian Arab guerrilla groups. A walkout by the six Gahal ministers would not affect Pre- mier Golda Meir's position. The remaining parties in the coali- tion would still have a comforta- ble majority of 82 seats in tha 120-m ember Knesset (parlia- ment) to push through endorse- ment of the plan. Satellite Deal Gets Go-Ahead OTTAWA (CP) The cabinet has authorized Telesat Corp. to enter negotiations with Hughes Aircraft Co. of California for construction of a Canadian com- munications eart h satellite, Communications Minister Eric Kierans said Friday. Nixon Calms Fears Of Arms Position LOS ANGELES (Reuters) President Nixon reassured Is- rael Thursday night it could join Egypt and Jsrdan in accepting the U.S. Middle East peace plan without fears of endangering its military position. Nixon told a televised news conference that the United States has assured Israel that if it accepts the plan, which calls for a 90-day ceasefire, "a natu- ral preposition connected with that is that, there will be a mili- tary standstill during that per- iod." The United States is commit- ted to a balance of power in the Middle East and "I believe that Israel can agree to the ceasefire and can agree to negotiations without fear that by entering negotiations her position may be compromised or jccpardized in that period." Nixon noted Israeli officials have expressed concern about an Arab military buildup during a ceasefire but "we and others have attempted to assure them that this would not be the case." WOULD UTILIZE UN The American plan calls for indirect negotiations under the United Nations between Israel and Arab states during the ceasefire. The Israeli cabinet has not yet agreed to the initiative and was scheduled to meet later Alberta Maibuen Deliver Cheques EDMONTON (CP) All pos- tal workers in Alberta were at work today following 24-hour walkouts Thursday in part of Edmonton and in Fort McMur- ray in northern Alberta, a pos- tal union spokesman said. A spokesman for the Letter Carriers Union of Canada said strikes were being held off un- til old age pension cheques were delivered, today, the fourth time in six days, to continue consideration of it. He said the Middle East crisis emphasized the danger of a major confrontation between the nuclear powers and the need for agreement in the strategic arms limitation talks in Vienna between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. He said the United States hopes to reach an agreement at the talks either on a comprehen- sive basis or at least on a selec- tive basis. He did not elaborate but presumably referred to pos- sibly limiting specific weapons systems. Nixon said "if there is a war between the Soviet Union and the United States there will be no winners." That is why it is important that the United Spates not be dragged into a military conflict in key areas like the Middle East. Nixon reiterated his belief that Vietnam peace prospects were improved by the two- month American thrust into Cambodia. The operation weak- ened the Communist position and "time is no longer on (Mr side." No Herald On Civic Holiday In observance of the Civic holiday, Monday, Aug. 3, The Herald will not publish. A full account of the holiday week- end news will be found in Tuesday's edition. Display advertising copy for Tuesday, Aug. 4, must be at The Herald by noon, Fri- day. July 31, and for Wed- nesday, Aug. 5, by a.m. Saturday' Aug. 1. Classified ads received by a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 will appear on Tuesday, Aug. 4. ;