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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 70-75. The lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV NoS.169 LliTHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 36 PAGES Horner hassle erupts over farm data By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta A1P Jack Horner suggested In the House of Commons Wednesday that the Canadian Wheat Board may be releasing confidential informa- tion about Western Canadian farmers Mr. Homer {PC Crow-foot) wanted to know whether, when a farmer applied for a wheat pool per- mit book, tire information he gave about his acreage size and the amount of casli advance he received were confidential. "Should the general public know how many acres a farmer has under cultivation and how much he owes with regard to cash advances? Is this information to be made available to the general public'or is it not? It is either one or the said Mr. Horner. Justice Minister Otto Lang, also minister respon- sible for Uie wheat board, told the Commons he did cot know the answer. "I'll have to ask the Canadian Wheat Board about Its practices in this said Mr. Lang. Wants an answer That answer wasn't quite good enough for the hard- hitting and straight-talking Alberta MP. It was obvious that the type of argument Mr. Horner so often starts In the Commons was about to erupt. He Immediately followed up his Initial question with another. He pointed out that he had asked Mr. Lang the question in the minister's dual position as justice and wheat board minister. Now he wanted an answer from Mr. Lang with his justice minister's cap on. Speaker Lucien Lamoureux immediately called Mr. Homer to order. But Mr. Horner again plugged away, trying to get KU answer from Mr. Lang. Again, Mr. Lamoureux called for order. And again the Alberta MP got in the tall half of his question. Mr. Lamoureux sternly pointed out that Mr. Lang could not give the PC member a legal interpretation at this time. Progressive Conservative House leader Ged Bald- win, MP for Peace River, Alta., immediately suggest- ed that even if Mr. Lang was able to give a legal interpretation "the opinion would probably be bad." Mr. Horuer made one more attempt to get his ques- tion answered to his satisfaction. He told Mr. Lamoureux that he rarely disagreed with the Speaker's statement that some MPs fcould challenge if they went back to a bitter con- frontation between the two men some months but he believed that when a.farmer gave informa- tion to the wheat board it should be confidential. "That precedent should have been established long ago, particularly since the Canadian Wheat Board has been in operation for some 37 said Mr. Horncr. Mr. Lamoureux conceded that Mr. Horner might be right in his stand. But from a procedural standpoint the question was not acceptable. Smart bombs cripple Red war machine SAIGON (AP) The commander of United States Air Force F-4 Phantoms said Wednesday that laser- and television-guided "smart" bombs were systemat- ically destroying North Vietnam's war capability while holding civilian casualties to a minimum. Col. Carl Miller reported the MiG threat to the U.S. raiders is growing as North Vietnamese pilots gain, battle experience but the danger from SAM mis- siles is lessening north of the demilitarized zone be- tween the Vietnams. The 42-year-old commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing flying from Ubon, Thailand, told report- ers the pinpoint accuracy of the "smart" bombs en- abled four aircraft to do the damage 100 planes could inflict using conventional weapons. Miller, revealing details of their guidance sys- tems for the first time, said that with both, a pilot needs a visual fix on the target before the bombs are released. A camera guides the television bomb to its objec- tive. The second system, using a laser beam invisible to the human eye, puts the bomb on target wUhin five feet. Planes using lasers are able to veer off immediate- ly upon releasing their bombs, but TV guidance re- quires the aircraft to keep the target on screen for up to 13 seconds before the bombs hit, said Miller. 'Smarts' not new He said the air force has been using "smart" bombs for up to two years against tanks, trucks and other military targets in Vietnam. "Smart" bombs have an error margin of only five feet and have been dropped on slim bridges and right into the mouths of caves and tunnels, Miller reported. Both systems could be used by a single aircraft. "When we go into a heavily defended wo like everyone to have the capability to do ha told the news conference. "Our new accuracy greatly reduces the risk of hit- ting non-military targets and at the same lime en- Bbles us to strike from a much greater altitude." To his knowledge, Miller said, no dams or dikes had ever been bombed in North Vietnam and extreme care is taken to avoid civilian casualties. 115 workers lose jobs Coleman mine ends operation Coleman Collieries Ltd. 90 miles west of Lethbridge in the Alberta section of the Crowsnest Pass, will shut down strip mining operations Friday, laying off 115 employees, it was learned today. A union official, served notice of the layoffs Wednesday, said the shutdown will ______________________be permanent and caused Drivers entitled to see lawyers GENERAL GETS DEATH SENTENCE A South Korean army general court-marital sentenced Brig. Gen. Ha Choong-won, left, to dealh Thursday for accepting bribes from businesses supplying shoddy goods to the military. Brig. Gen Kim Yong-Chan, right was sentenced to life imprisonment and four colonels received sentences rang- ing from 10 to 15 years in the same trial. (AP WErephoto via radio from Seoul) Nixon 011 TV WASHINGTON (Reuler) President Nixon will hold a televised press conference at 7 p.m. (Lethbridge time) today, (he White House announced Wednesday. It will be the president's first televised session with reporters for 13 months. Death penalty outlawed (AP) The Supreme Court held 5 to 4 today that the death penalty, as now used in the United States, vio- lates the Constitution and can- not be imposed. While the decision leaves the door open for state legislatures to reinstate capital punishment In some circumstances, one of the nine opinions issued by the court said the immediate result is to remove the death sen- tences from the 600 condemned prisoners across the U.S. The question before the court was whether capital punishment violates the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishments." Reversed immediately by the decision were two death tences for non-fatal rapes in Georgia and Texas and a death sentence for murder in Georgia, The five-man majority was made up of Justice William 0. Douglas William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall and, with some reservations, Potter Stew- art and Byron R. White. The four Nixon administration appointees to the court stood as a bloc in favor of the death penalty. Chief Justice Burger stressed in his dissent that the court, while setting aside the death penalty, also gave state legisla- tures "the opportunity and in- deed unavoidable responsibility to make a thorough re-evalua- tion of the entire subject of cap- ital punishment." The other dissenters wera Justices Harry A. Blackmun, Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist. The decision evidently serves to maintain a moratorium on executions in the United States. There now are 600 death-row prisoners in 31 states. The death-penalty law varies from state to state. It is legal in 3D states and the District of Col- umbia. Of the 600 now under death sentence, two of whom are women, a total of 517 were convicted of murder. 79 of rape and four of armed robbery; The group is made up of 329 Ne- groes, 257 whites and 14 of other racial and ethnic backgrounds. Set aside by the decision were: murder conviction of William H. Furman, a Georgia Negro convicted of slaying Wil- liam J. Micke of Savannah in 1968 during a burglary. rape conviction of Lu. cious Jack Jr., a 21-year-old Negro, convicted in 1968 of the non-fatal assault on a white woman in Georgia. rape conviction of Elra- der Branch, 19; for the non-fatal assault in 1967 on an elderly white woman in Vernon, Tex. Ship sails away from test site ARRESTED The arrest ol Martin J. AIcNally, 23, above, was announced in De- troit early Thursday by Nci! Welsh, special agent in charge of Michigan FBI. Tlie Wyandottp. man was ar- rested in connection with tile .lime 22nd skyjacking of American Airlines flight 119 at St. Louis, Mo. OTTAWA (CP) The French government told Canada late Wednesday that the Canadian protest vessel Greenpeace III sailed away from the Pacific nuclear test area June 21 and hasn't been seen since. The message, delivered to the Canadian embassy in Paris and received 'here early today, said French authorities did not know the whereabouts of the yacht or where it was heading when it left the vicinity of Mururoa Atoll. Greenpeace IH was not inter- cepted and sailed away on its own initiative, said the French government. France offered no further in- formation about the protest mis- sion or the country's secretive bomb-testing program, said an external affairs department spokesman who released the message here. The French governent fold the Canadian government Wednesday that the Canadian yacht sailed away from the Pa- cific nuclear test area June 21 and hasn't been seen since. The message said French authori- ties did not know the wherea- bouts of the yacht or where it was heading when it left the vicinity of Mururoa Atoll. Reports from Papeete, Tahiti, said Greenpeace III had been arrested by a French naval ves- sel and taken to the French ad- vance base at Hal, near Muru- roa, but the French government Three aboard missing plane CALGARY (CP) A search is under way for a light am- phibious aircraft missing with tliree Calgary residents on board from the Springbank Air- port west of the city. Piloted by William Rudolph JIarx, 47, of Calgary, the plane took off Wednesday on a dem- onstration flight to Ghost Lake, 25 miles west of here. Its pas- sengers were William George Fair, 65, and Dr. Vernon Roy Fanning, 39, both of Calgary. By STUART LAKE OTTAWA (CP) Motorists have the right to consult their lawyers before agreeing to take breath tests to determine the amount of alcohol they have consumed, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today. In a 6-3 judgment, the court erased a conviction against Clarence Wayne Brownridge o( Stayner, Ont., who was con- victed of refusing to take a breath test when asked to by a Toronto policeman. Mr. Brownridge refused to take the test until he talked to his lawyer. The trial judge found that he had reasonable excuse to refuse to take the test but the Ontario Court of Appeal said a plea to see a lawyer first Is not grounds for refusing the breath test. TAKEN TO STATION In Mr. Brownridge's case, ha had been taken to the Toronto police station and charged with impaired driving. Evidence was that his lawyer was in the build- ing'but police insisted the test be taken before the lawyer could see him. One of the defences raised in the Supreme Court hearing was the delaj1 that could be caused if persons could consult their lawyers before taking the test Under the breath test laws, tha test must be taken within two hours of a person being stopped by police. The Brownridge appeal was the first successful court action against the breath test laws which went into effect Dec. 3, 1969. The law, designed crack down on drinking drivers, makes it a crime to have an alcohol level in the blood higher than .08 per cent or to refuse to undergo a breath test adminis- tered by a police officer. The minimum penalty is a fine for either offence. But pen- alties can range up to or six months in jail, or both. Appeals against the law have alleged it forces persons to tes- tify against themselves and that police still are unable to give accused samples of their breath, so they can have an independ- ent analysis made. by economics. TOO EXPENSIVE Coleman Colleries executive vice-president Gerry more and other company of- ficials were at a meeting in Calgary at presstime and could not be reached for comment. Bill Skura, president of local 2633 of the United Mine Work- ers oE America at Coleman said he and three other union officers at the coal mine were told that it had become too ex- pensive to continue the surface strip mining operation. Tent Mountain surface mine, 15 miles southwest of town and Racehorse strip mine, 20 miles north of Coleman, were both to close indefinitely, he said. The union official said com- pany spokesman promised to take on as many surface min- ers as possible in Coleman Col- underground operations. About 100 union and 15 sal- aried employees were to be af- fected. Coleman Colleries em- ploys a total staff of come 529 people. told Carada that the yacht was not intercepted and sailed away on its own initiative. In Vancouver, Ben Metcalfe, chairman of the Greenpeace Foundation, said it is possible the yacht left the test area of its own accord. He explained that when the Canadian government announced it would not guaran- tee the vessel's safety, the basic purpose of the mission had been show that there was fi-i no real meaning to Canada's of- J ficial protest of the nuclear tests. The French communication was in response to a request by Prime Minister Trudeau for information about the yacht, skippered by David McTaggart of Vancouver. Also aboard are Grant Davidson of Australia and Nigel Ingram of Great Britain. Unofficial reports from Paris say the first blast of the test series was Sunday, four days after the last sighting of Green- peace 111. Qiichester solved NO HERALD SATURDAY The Herald will not pub- lish Saturday, July 1, the Do- minion Day holiday. Display advertisements for Tuesday, July 4, must be re- ceived by noon Friday. Classified advertisements received by 3 p.m. Friday will appear in the Monday, July 3, edition. Full coverage of the holi- day weekend news scene will be carried Monday. LONDON (AP) Sir Francis Chicheslei1 steered his yacht Gipsy Moth V toward France today, almost certainly out of the single-handed transatlantic race after suffering an illness a sea. He was spotted 200 miles off the French coast late Wednes- day night by a Royal Air Force jet. Gipsy Moth, its main sail furled, was making a leisurely six knots. "I have been ill. No rescue. I am the 70-year-old mari- ner flashed the plane with his aldis lamp. Chichester, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for sailing solo around the world when he was 65, had been a source of mys- tery and considerable concern for days. More price controls for U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon brought fresh fruits, eggs, .vegetables and seafood under price controls for the first time today, but only after the first sale has been made by the farmer. The president signed an exec- utive order removing the cur- rent exemption on raw agricul- tural .products from price con- trols after the first ing that it will apply primal Uy at the wholesale and retail level. The action will have virtually no impact on the selling cost of meat (o consumers. Processed meat such as beef and pork have been under controls since the inception of Nixon's price controls last November. For the first time, however, products such as fresh vegeta- bles, fresh fish that has under- gone some processing, and older raw products at wholesale and retail will be subject to Price Commission rules. These rules limit businesses' profit margins and require stores to justify all price increases through increased costs. Boating mishap kills 4 COCHEANE (CP) Four people have drowned in a boat- ing accident on Ghost Laka nfar here, 25 miles west of Cal- gary. RCMP said today the four were in a canoe Wednesday which upset during a storm with 40 miles an hour winds which created four-foot waves. One of the oance's occupants reached shore and stopped a passing motorist. They found a boat and attempted to rescua the three still in the water. They managed to get them into the boat, but it capsized ments later. Only the motorist made It to shore. Two of the victims were wearing life jackets and their bodies were recovered. A search for the other two was underway (oday. RCMP said the bodies of Leonard Francis Tyson, 19, and Karen Marie Cordick, 16, were recovered and a search is under way for Debbie Jo Anno Talbot, 17, and Robert Wayne Beach, 19, all of Calgary. Rossland man holds ticket At least 241 Canadians will be in the race for .riches Satur- day with the annual running of the Irish Sweeps Derby' near Dublin, hut none are from southern Alberta. Nobody from the south drew tickets on the 51 horses in the race. Harold Shannon of Ross- land, B.C., drew a ticket on King Charles and M. P. Baly of Casllegar drew Hair Do, both long shots. Seen and heard About town TJo-it-yourselfer Dr. Tom Sidling taking a loiig time to fill his new wooden swimming pool bscause "I can only water on even days" Allen Jacklin learning how to climb telephone poles- by practicing on one laying on the ground Rod Nis- hiyama and Rod Kanel plan- ning wail-to-wall water beds in their bachelor pad. Barricaded man gives up fight Identify body EDMONTON (CP) RCAfP have identified Deborah Lynn Maygard, of Edmonton as the woman whose body was found Tuesday by a road crew in a ditch east of the city. STE. SCHOLASTIQUE, Quo. (CP) Anthony Gilliland's three-day defence of his house and property against all intrud- ers ended early today after two of his from To- ronto and the other from Sas- katchewan-talked him into turn- ing his rifle over to police. Police said all charges against the 30-year-old -velfaro recipient and former television repairman have been dropped. His two brothers, who called reporters at the scene a "bunch of arrived at the liland farm house about 1 a.m. Two hours later after negotia- tions with police Mr. Gillilar.d gave up his fight against what he called a "rich conspir- acy" to deprive him of his home, where he lock a stand with his wife and five children. He set up the barricade Mon- day after shooting four horses from an adjacent riding club which he said were raiding his garden. One of the animals died. The barricade was set up to prevent a land administrator from evicting him from the house and property, which are by the federal govern- ment. LEASE EXPIRED Michel Brunei, the land ad- ministrator, said Gilliland's lease expired in August, 1971, and he had never signed a new one. He said Gil liland owed in back rent in March, 1971, "and in fact never paid his' He said the house bad deterio- rated to the point where it was no longer worthwhile to rent. Gilliland said he Is fighting a rich man's conspiracy because he had heard that his neighbor, Montreal lawyer Andre Masse, wanted 60 acres of the land. Police said early today an in- vestigation will be held into Gil- liland's allegations. For three days he stationed himself at a second-storey win- dow with a -22-calibre rifle vow- ing to shoot the first policeman who set foot on his property. Earlier attempts by police to convince him to turn in bis rifle failed. ;