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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta CLEAR HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 75. The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 145 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNF- 1, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS It PAGES Death penalty Trudeau denies split in party ranks suggested for i OiO I-TO .v y ct.vy-a.-vvy V 0 By RICHARD JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Having recently sweated out an air- craft bomb threat, Conservative Senator Lionel Cho- of Ottawa Is convinced execution is tha only way to deal with skyjackers. He made Uiis clear Wednesday when speaking on Second Reading in Hie Senate of a Criminal Law Amendment Bill passed by tlie Commons, providing, among other penalties for other crimes, life imprison- ment as the extreme retribution for skyjackers. which Isn't really "life" any more with time off for good behavior and a compassionate Pa- role Board intervening in behalf of the criminal, just isn't a convincing deterrent, insists the Senator, par- ticularly for skyjackers. When the bill, an omnibus piece of legislation span- ning a wide spectrum of crime and punishment, goes to committee for clause-by-clause scrutiny, the Cana- dian Airline Pilots Association will be making repre- sentations. And if, as he has reason to believe they will, the pilots counsel the death penalty !or skyjacking, Senator Choquelte will move in with an amendment on third reading of the bill to make tile punishment capital. It was not, he insisted, that he did not believe the law should bo "humane." Making it easier But 11 was, he explained, his conviction that "we are making it easier and easier for criminals to avoid the consequences of their misdeeds, and more and mora difficult for those in charge of law enforcement to execute their duties." The line had to be drawn somewhere, he said, and it should be drawn soon to carry out the prime pur- pose of the protection of society." Then he went on to tell of the night at Toronto International Airport recently when his Air Canada jet bad been waiting in line to take off and the pilot had como back into the passenger compartments to an- nounce quietly: "There has been a bomb threat." The captain had gone on: "I know it might be a hoax: It happens nearly every week; but we cannot ignore il. So I would ask all passengers lo leave the plane, leaving their lug- g.-ige undisturbed aboard." It was midnight then. And Senator Choquetle and the other passengers were taken into the terminal, served sandwiches, tea and colfee and given every service the staff could rea- sonably manage. The aircraft was towed out to the "remotest cor- ner" of the airport, gently, as if It were a bomb itself. Off came the passengers' luggage and was opened there before their eyes and examined, piece by piece, "by all the available staff of Air Canada and as many Ontario Provincial Police officers as could be sum- moned." Anxietv hard to bear Nothing was found, of course. But the the commotion, hard for all to bear, long will be remembered by Senator Choquette. For some il was exhausting, including the five stew- ardesses who had been attending to pre-takeoff routine with the passengers when the captain had come back with the word: "There has been a bomb threat." So fatiguing and nerve-wracking had it been for the five stewardesses that an Air Canada supervisor re- lieved them of duty and sent them to their hotels for the night. More than three hours later, with the luggage all searched, the passengers questioned and comforted and the aircraft "dry cleaned" for any traces of ex- plosive, a new crew went aboard and the flight finally took off well after three in the morning. By TOM MITCHELL OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau denied any seri- ous split in party ranks over foreign ownership Wednesday. At the same time, he warned that anyone delaying a foreign takeovers bill before the Com- mons would have to shoulder responsibility for takeovers in the interim. "I certainly don't have a re- Mr. Trudeau said out- side the Commons when asked about an open letter signed by 13 Liberal. MPs asking for stronger government controls concerning foreign ownership of Canadian economic enterprises. Inside tlie Commons, debate continued through the third day on the bill to screen any take- overs of Canadian industry. In- dustry Minister Jean-Luc Pepin would have the final say on any Not alone In calling for the death penalty for skyjacking, Senator Choquette said he wasn't alone. Public opinion which once might have been "soft" on crime and criminals was hardening to the point where Senator Choquelte had heard people clamoring on "open line" radio shows lo "bring back capital punishment for these aerial gangsters, political extor- tionists and terrorists and plain mad fools." Someone, he recalled hearing, even had suggested e fancy sort of execution for skyjacking: "Give the hi- jackers parachutes that don't open." takeover, basing the decision on whether the result would be of net licnefil to Canada. The 13 from Ontario, the rest from New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia, and in- cluding five parliamentary sec- their letter to the Committee for an Independent Canada, an economic nationalist group with Edwin A. Goodman, Toronto lawyer and Progressive Conservative election master- mind, as chairman. The parliamentary secretaries are Judd Buchanan, finance, London West; Eymard Corbin, environment, Madawaska-Victo- ria; Steve Otto, supply, York East; John Roberts, economic expansion, York-Simcoe and David Weatherhead, urban af- fairs, Scarborough West. Three committee chairmen who signed are Ian Wahn, ex- ternal affairs, T o r o n t o -S t. Paul's; Tom Goodc, fisheries and forestry, Burnaby-Rich- rnond-Della and Joseph Quay, regional development, St. Boni- face. Tho others are Mark Mac- Guigan former co-chairman of the, par- liamentary committee on tho constitution, Warren Allmand (Montreal-Notre Dame da Pierre de Bane (Ma- Murray McBride (Lan- a rk-Renf rew-Carleton) and Keith Penner (Thunder SAY NEED URGENT The letter said the need "for defining a more extensive policy foreign ownership is urgent" and "we look forward to its elaboration as part of the in- dustrial strategy promised by the government." If 13 MPs are unhappy but another 130-odd are satisfied, "I would hardly call that a rebel- Mr. Trudeau said when asked about the letter outside the Commons. "As in all policy decisions, some members trunk we go too far and others think we don't go far enough. "I think it's gooil legislation and stands on its own feet. And I think if it is prevented from passage by any fully not if any of tho opposition prevent it from pass- ing before the end of June I put it on their heads that if any takeovers lake place after we adjourn it will be because the opposition didn't co-operate in helping us prevent takeovers and control them." The Commons is expected to adjourn at the end ot June until September. At the lime the foreign-take- overs legislation was announced a month government brought it into the Commons for debate said there were no provisions to deal with takeovers in the interim until it became law. Mr. Pepin then said such provisions were- n't considered necessary. Inside the House, Mr. Mac- Guigan seemed to bear out Mr. Trudeau's opinion that no out- right revolt is brewing. Those with differences are taking the line that the bill is a small step in the right direction. Mr. MacGuigan called UIB screening idea one that would be completely unacceptable if it were to be the only government reaction to foreign ownership of Canada's economy. But it was acceptable whea viewed as one step in a continu- ing process of control over such ownership. Two other Toronto Liberals, Mr. Otto and Mr. Wahn, have already criticized the measure and were among 13 letter signers. Mr. is chairman of the Commons external affairs committee, which recommended tight controls to ensure Cana- dian control of the economy. With the screening idea seen only as a part of a continuing policy. Mr. MacGuigan said could not understand NDP oppo- sition to the bill. New Democrats have main- tained a solid front against the bill, arguing that the govern- ment has done the minimum to mollify public concern about foreign ownership during an election year. Israel plans new security steps for air travellers OH GOOD1E1 Prime Minister Trudeau gets a kiss from leading lady Linda Gor- anson afler Wednesday's Oltawa premier of the new Canadian film, The Rowdyman. "Oh Goodiel" said Margaret Trudeau, "That means I gel to kiss himl" And lurning to the film's wriler and star, Gordon Pinsent, she did. (CP Wirepholo) New Canadian honors award system planned Flood From AP-REUTER TEL AVIV (CP) Israel, after appealing to governments and airlines to tighten security, is taking tough new secret mea- sures to protect air travellers from a recurrence of the terror- ist massacre at Tel Aviv airport Tuesday night. The hail of bullets and hand grenades from a three-man Jap- anese suicide squad working for Arab guerrillas killed 26 per- sons, many of. them Puerto picaffeXjiirisUari pilgrims, and Vdimdeu in the cus- toms hall at Lod airport. Two of the suicide squad died University price war TORONTO (CP) George Kerr, minister of col- leges and universities, has laken action to head off a price war among universities seeking to maintain stu- dent cnrolmenl. In a letter to university presidents, the minister said "actual fees charged to undergraduate students will ho exactly higher for full-time students." Since the March 23 provincial budget announced higher tuition fees for university students, the smaller universities have feared a price war. Student enrol- ment is reported to have fallen considerably since last September. Shortly after the budget was announced, Mr. Kerr suggested universities could absorb some of the fea increases themselves. In Ihc graduate field, some universities have al- ready begun In spply fhfl fee-abatemoni liy STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau has moved to cre- ate a separate and distinct Ca- nadian honors system io replace the- one Canada until now chared with the Commonwealth. He announced in the Com- mons Wednesday modifications of the Catiadjan svsteni to pro- vide honors for bravery and heroism by civilians and serv- icemen. At the same time he moved to recognize that service to the community and groups de- serves recognition as does serv- ice to the country as a whole by adding a new class to the Order of Canada. He told Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield and other ques- tioners that the new Canadian awards will still rank below the Victoria Cross and the Georgo awards for military and civilian gal- lantry respectively. But he indicated that he hopes the top new Canadian bravery award, the Cross of Valor, will become Canada's Victoria Cross. It will be available to ci- vilians and all servicemen. WILL DISCUSS AWARDS Hi said he will discuss what will happen in the future with an awards committee of the Governor-General, who is head of the Order of Canada and a newly created Order of Military Merit. Under the system announcer! by Mr. Trudeau there will be nine Canadian awards: Companion, Officer and Member of the Order of Can- Commander, Officer and Member of the Order of Mili- tary Merit. Three bravery decorations: Cross of Valor, Star of Cour- age and Medal of Holders of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross will con- tinue to wear them in preced- ence over ell other decorations. In the past, the Order of Can- ada was No. 3. Now the next three spots in the order will be taken by the Companion of the Order of Canada, The Star of Valor and the Commander of the Order of Military Merit. The order of precedence ot the three Canadian decorations has not yet been set. Nor has it been determined how the lesser Canadian orders will fit into tha long list of Commonwealth hon- ors. When discussing bravery tha prime minister made clear that long-overdue recognition soon will be given to men who distin- guished themselves during a 1969 explosion on the destroyer Kootenay as well as others. He said the Order of Canada has achieved a high regard and tlie high standards and impar- tiality connected with it will be continued. Socreds claim Lougheed lied 7s frua fftat you're afraid to calf an election Mr. By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Premier Peler Lougheed was accused of "lying" and Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne was ac- cused of backtracking" dur- ing two separate attacks from the Social Credit opposition in tlie legislature Wednesday. Albert Ludwig Mountain View) accused fho premier of lying in a prepared statement printed in the Cal- gary Herald which said "wa formally established a depart- ment of the environment im- mediately upon 'aking office. The premier replied that ho had not intended to mislead the public and the environment de- partment was created under the Socred government in 1971. Mr. Ludwig rose in the House on a point of privilege claim- ing the statement by the pre- mier was incorrect. HECKLING Following heckling from tho Conservative side of the House and an objective from govern- ment House Leader Lou Hynd- man that he had not made a prima facie case. Speaker Gerry Amerongen ruled that Mr. Ludwig had failed to estab- lish that the statement alleg- ed constituted a breach of priv- lege. Mr. Ludwig shot back "Mr. Speaker, with deference lo the chair, there may not be a bona fide case of privilege there is a concrete case of lying lo tho people." Amid the clamor, the pre- mier and the speaker may aot have heard the accusation and the exchange ended. Replying lo tlie allegation earlier, the premier said "what I probably intended to such a remark was was that tlie initial impetus to the formation of 'the depart- ment of the environment camo from a bill presented in this legislature in I9S9 by the Hon- orable William Yurko." He said "if there is an inac- curacy, I'd like to clear it up. The actual formal development of a department of the environ, ment, did, in fact, come from the previous administration." SH1HKS PROMISE In the exchange with High- ways Minister Copithorne, Bill Wyse (SC Medicine Hat-Red- cliff) accused the minister of going back on a promise of "some dollars" to a proposed bridge at Maple Avenue in Medicine Hat. Mr. Wyse said that replying lo questioning May 18 in the legislature and later in a per- sonal conversation, the minis- ter had said "tiiat there would be some dollars available for the bridge." Asked Wednesday, Mr. Copi- thorne said the government has decided againy.t proceeding with the Medicine Hat bridge this year. "Does this mean the minister Is Mr. Wyse demanded. Mr. Copithorne replied "this does not mean backtracking at all- Mr. Wyse said people ot Medicine Hat are going to b9 very situation eases KEREMEOS, B.C. (CP) Flooding along a 60-mile streich of the Similkameen River be- tween tlie British Columbia communities of Princeton and Cawston eased slightly Wednes- day and more than 350 dike builders who had labored in Keremeos and Cawston with scarcely any sleep for three days were able to take a break. Flood officials said they thought the worst was over, barring continuing high temper- atures or rain. Flooding in both Princeton and Keremeos dropped slightly as the Similka- meen River failed to rise and the Tulameen River, which joins the Similkameen at Prin- ceton, dropped about six inches. High winds in the area were expected to evaporate some of near-record snow pack that ac- cumulated during the winter at high elevations. on the spot while the third was captured. The Lebanese army was placed on a state of alert and extraordinary security mea- sures were taken to guard against any Israeli retaliation for the attack, informed sources in Beirut said. Lebanon also informed the United Nations Security Council in New York of the possibility of Israel retaliation. FEAK RAH) The Lebanese feared a re- prisal raid on the Beirut airport because a guerrilla organization based El the Lebanese capital, the Popular Front for the liber- ation of Palestine, said It was responsible for the massacre. Premier Gold a Meir hinted broadly at retaliation Wednes- day, telling the Arab states they would be held responsible for the attack. Israel, in a letter to the Secu- rity Council that spotlighted Le- banon, said: "Terror actions carried out abroad are planned and organ- ized in the Beirut headquarters of the terror groups." Already-stringent security at Body of Duke taken to caslle WINDSOR, England The body of the Duke of Wind- sor arrived at Windsor Castle just after dawn today. The castle grounds, in peace- ful countryside just north of London, will be the last resting place of the king who renounc- ed his throne for love. The body of the 77-year-old duke, who died in Paris Sun- day, was flown Wednesday to Benson RAF base near Oxford where it lay overnight. Four RAF officers kept a vigil be- side the catafalque in a sim- ple military chapel. Lod airport was swiftly tight- ened further. Transport Minister Shimon Peres said that 'new security measures would be taken at Lod airport. Peres met with representa- tives of the 17 foreign airlines that fly to Israel and told them the Israel government was ask- ing foreign governments for tougher security measures at all major airports. Peres said if proper security checks had been made, Tues. :and the hijacking of a. Belgian airliner three weeks ago by Arab guerrillas would have been avoided. Security has already been tightened at several world air- ports, including London's Heath- row, Rome, Milan, Paris, Am- sterdam and Sydney, Australia. Various airlines also announced stricter precautions. Trudeau dared to repeat remarks about ex-Liberal By PAUL JACKSON OTTAWA Calgary North MP Eldon Woolliams has dared Prime Minister Trudeau to chance facing possible legal ac- tion by repeating statements he- made in the House of Commons about a former Liberal MP out- side the privileged walls. Asked the question in the Commons Wednesday by tho Progressive Conservative MP, Mr. Trudeau apparently de- clined to answer. Mr. Woolliams was continuing a round of questions he asked on Tuesday centering round statements by Paul Hellyer, a former defence minister and deputy prime minister, that Ca- nadians would be shocked if they knew the extent of Com- munist subversion in Canada. Mr. Hellyer, founder of the Action Canada party, now sits as an independent Liberal MP. The Calgary MP, shadow jus- lice minister in (he Opposition, pointed out that Mr. Trudeau had apparently hinted in Ihn Commons the previous day that Mr, Hellyer bad broken bis privy council oath of secrecy in making the statements. During a quick round of ques- tions and answers, Mr. Trudeau at one point suggested that Mr. Woolliams was misquoting the prime minister's remarks. "I don't want to get inlq an argument with the prime minis- insisted Mr. Woolliams, "the words stand and speak for themselves." However, Mr. Woolliams said he just wanted to ask one more question. "Would the prime minister bo prepared to make the same statements outside the House as he made in the House yessrday so that the member for Trinity have tha proper remedy in law for thai Mr. Trudeau didn't reply. But, the Calgary MP's appar- ent defence of Mr. Hellyer caused Defence Minister Edgar Benson to comment mockingly: "Is I his another rccniit for Ac- tion Mr. Woolliams didn't bother to reply to that one. Nixon en route home WARSAW (AP) United States President Nixon flew out of Warsaw today and headed for home to report to Congress and the American people on his summit talks in four countries and the breakthrough arms-lim- itation accords with the Soviet Union. The president Is to address a joint session of Congress at p.m. EDT, a half-hour after his jetliner is scheduled to land at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington. His arrival will end a 13-ctay summit lour that took him to Austria, the Soviet Union, Iran and Poland. The speech will be broadcast and televised. Nixon and the Polish leaders met again this morning and is- sued a joint communique saying the U.S. and Poland agreed to work for a European security conference and a reduction of armed forces in central Europe. Nixon and Gierek also agreed to develop bilateral trade and economic co-operation. But the communique frankly acknowledged differences be- tween the two countries over the Vietnam war. Seen end heard About town TJETIRING brewery e m- AU ployee Ten" Pitt finish- ing his last day on the job by shaking hands with all his friends, but forgetting to wipe glue from one hand resulting in an attachment to a friend Art Dorigatti paying tlie penality for making a hole-in-one by hav- ing to buy a round for tho house at Henderson Lake Country Club Loosing Softball player Art Larson de- feating members of tho op- team at ghuffla ;