Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 IETHBRIDOE HIRAIO Wednesday, 1973 j Largest plastics ship HMS 'Wilfpn', the world's largest glass reinforced type to evaluate the use of plastics for countermeasures plastics vessel, has recently been completed in southern against mines. England. She is a 450-ton minehunter built as a proto- Accept more Asians Canada under refugee pressure By HAROLD MORRISON CP Foreign Editor VIENNA (CP) Canada is tinder heavy pressure to accept more Asian refugees from Uganda and another 350 may be processed during the next two months, a Canadian embassy official says. The pressure, he says, comes mainly from the United Nations refugee commission. Of more than Asians evicted under order of Presi- dent Idi Amin last year, about are still in Austrian transit camps waiting for permission to settle in the West. Charles Rogers, Canadian im- migration counsellor in Vienna, says these are mainly Indians and other Asians who waited in Uganda until the last possible moment, hoping in vain that the eviction order might be res- cinded. Canada has already accepted about Ugandan Asians, se- lecting and processing them in Uganda and flying them to Can- ada. THEY WERE 'CREAM Rogers says: "They were the cream of the crop." Of the still in Austria, Canadian officials at first esti- mated they might take 500 but this figure has been whittled down to 350. "We are under heavy pres- sure to process these people as quickly as he says. "The argument placed before us is that Canada has main- tained ,a humanitarian policy and outlook and that we are ex- pected to live up to this policy." Rogers, native of Hamilton, says a difficulty in the process- ing is that a number of refugees do not meet Canadian stand- ards. Some suffer from eye dis- ease, others from intestinal dis- orders. Some are unable to speak English or French. However, Canada usually re- laxes immigration standards for legitimate refugees and this pol- icy is being extended to the Asians in Austria. Austria has long been consid- ered a special sanctuary for refugees, mainly from Commu- nist countries in Eastern Eu- rope. Rogers says that while bor- der-crossing activity is down, there still are many stories told about persons trekking over hills and mountains and through forests and streams to leave Communist lands. SEEK EMBASSY Many make their first stop at the Canadian embassy, knowing somehow that Canada is a haven for refugees. Nowadays, many from East- ern Europe use the permitted tourist excursion as an escape route. As soon as they reach Vienna, for example, some slip away from their groups and fill out immigration papers at Ca- nadian and other embassies. "A lot of them don't nuke The flow of immigrants to Canada from Eastern Europe is not heavy. In the first nine months of 1972, the total going to Canada from Czechoslovakia declined to W from 222 in the similar 1971 period. Virtually none from East Germany but thost from the Soviet Union increased to 248 from 100. 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The station he runs once stayed open seven days a week, turning out the lights Just be- fore midnight. Now it's closed Sundays with the likelihood that Saturday closing is soon to low. "You had batter make sure j'oi! fill up on the man- ager advises. A hundred miles away, in suburban Maryland, the lady who runs the combination gen- eral store and gas station at a quiet crossroad apologizes: "I can only sell you rationing me." And morning mail fea- tures stamps cancelled with the legend that "the country that runs on oil must not run short." But the country does seem to be running short. The Senate hearings on the Watergate bugging scandal be- gan again this week but it's the B.C. coal available to Europe VIENNA CCP) Premier Dave Barrett of British Colum- bia says his province has a lot of coal to sell and Europe may be the place to sell it. Flying into Vienna for a two- day visit, Barrett told a re- porter today that British Colum- bia is very prosperous and he didn't come to Europe to bor- row money. With prime sales outlet for British Columbia- having joined the European Common Market, the province is anxious to strengthen rela- tions with Market members and Europe as a whole. "We've got a brand new coal deposit in the north-central part of the province and we've made test shipments to Bar- rett said. "There have been a number of interesting develop- ments in Europe, including the cutback of coal production -in the Ruhr because of narrowing seams and the switch to oil. "Now with the oil shortage, more countries may have to switch back to coal. We have a high-quality coal to if the price is don't forget the B.C. government has a 40-per-cent stake in this devel- opment." Barrett said his New Demo- cratic Party government is in- terested in more foreign in- vestment but he wants to know "what's in it for the people of B.C." before encouraging such investment. "We favor outside capital moving into B.C. but investors should know that we won't pro- vide any handouts or incentives. There will be no handicaps for foreign capital but there will be no concessions, either." Kidnapping victim freed CORDOBA, Argentina (AP) Jacobo Nasif, a commander of the army-run gendarmerie, was released unharmed early today by the left-wing guerrillas who kidnapped him April 26. The People's Revolutionary Army, the Trotskyite group that claimed responsibility for Na- sif's kidnapping, still holds re- tired Admiral Francisco Ale- man, abducted April 1. Reports said Aleman also could be released in the next few hours, but there was no for- mal announcement by the guer- rillas. A previous statement from the guerrillas said Aleman was being prosecuted by a "people's court" for a number of "ille- gal" acts performed under the past military regime. It was first believed that the guerrillas had seized Aleman and Nasif to ensure the release of severat hundred guerrillas arrested by the military govern- ment. All political prisoners were freed hours after Peron'st President Hector was in May 25. gasoline shortage that is The ning to take the No. p spot in the worries of the people of the country that lives on wheels. There are 12 million cars pur- chased in the United each year. The man behind the wheel re- fers to the problem as "the gas shortage." In Congress, the sit- uation is viewed as part of an over-all nightmare called "the energy crisis." The car owner and the con- gressman both seem equally be- wildered. The drivers are asking: "Eow did this bad is it going to Generally, the congressmen are asking: "Who's respon- can we do to solve the So far, there have been few answers. Senator Jacob Javits (Re. N.Y.) didn't gat one when, dur- ing a Senate hearing, he asked: "Who's responsible for energy in this country: Do you think we need an energy Senator James Pearson (Rep. Ken.) warns: "If we don't get the fuel to put the tractors in the fields of Kansas, we're go- ing to be faced with rising food costs." Senator Hubert Humphrey (Dem. railing against the lack of energy planning, says: "This town (Washington) is makes Rip Van Winkle look like an Olympic athlete." BLAMES BIG FIRMS Senator Henry M. Jackson (Dem. Wash.) ?ays the gasoune shortage is "a deliberate, con- scious contrivance" of big oil companies to destroy independ- ent refiners, driving up fcol prices and getting environmen- tal protection laws repealed. He wante a federal trade commis- sion investigation. These concerned men are among the more responsible and respected legislators on Capital Hill. Jackson was chair- man of the Senate hearings on the oil problems of is an author of a powerful environmental protec- tion act. David Freeman, head of a massive energy policy study fi- nanced by the Ford Foundation, warns that "there will be seven billion people on this planet by the year many of them are facing life in a partial blackout" unless new, cheap energy sources are developed. However, charges of high- level conspiracy and forecasts world problems 30 years in the future aren't worrying the U.S. driver so much as the question: "How will I get to Oil companies are advising: "Cut your save one gallon in seven by drivilig 50 miles an hour instead of 60 or 70." TURNING TO SMALL CAR James E. Akins, director of the office of fuels and energy, says the U.S. public is turning more and more to small cars which get "twice, three times the miles per gallon of some of our large cars." The big American which, with pollution-emission controls, been delivering fewer than 10 miles a gallon- has long been a major status symbol in the U.S. With the energy "gas shortage" as the driver sees are indications, Akins says, that the American love affair with the big car may be diminishing. Cornfeld enjoys no favors in prison GENEVA (AP) Bernard Cornfeld enjoys no special fa- vors in St. Antoine prison where he awaits trial on charges, of fraud, dishonest management and inciting to speculation. Prison officials said today the founder and former boss of the mutual fund giant, Investors Overseas Services, now spends his days together with pickpock- ets, burglars, brawlers and even a few Swiss fellow finan- ciers facing similar charges. They scoffed at rumors he was living like a king and re- ceiving girl friends in the prison.