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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY I FORECAST HIGH I WEDNESDAY NEAR 40 TINY, VICKY IN HAPPIER DAYS s turn to thorns NEW YORK (AP) The tulips have apparently turned to thorns in that celebrated late-night television marriage of falsetto singer Tiny Tim and his teen-age Mis.s Vicky. "This thing kills me to the Tim said Mon- day, tearfully confirming that he has filed for a legal separation two years after they were married on .lolmny Carson's Tonight Show before millions of wit- nesses. Miss Vicky and the couple's in-month-old daughter, Tulip Victoria, were staying her parents in Had- donficld, N.J., but she was declining to take telephone calls. ''The wedding ring will always stay on my fin- Tim told friends. "She is still my sweet angel and I love her now more than ever." Tim, whose real name is Herbert Buckingham Khaury, met the former Victoria May Budingor in a Philadelphia department store where he was autograph- ing copies of his book, Beautiful Thoughts." SHE WAS 17 She was 17 when they tip-toed together through tulips a setting inspired by his best-known recording on the Carson Show Dec. 17, 1969. Each promised to he "sweet, gentle, kind, patient, not puffed charitable, slow to anger and swift to forgive." "Basically I'm broke, but she knew before we got married that I was going Tim Told reporters. "I owe at least but that's partly en n-y cvn He blamed the breakup on Miss Vicky's desire lo pursue a modelling career. "I told her a woman's place is in (he he said. "It wasn't that I didn't trust her. I just don't trust the devil in us all." produces no OTTAWA (CPl Labor and government leaders had their annual public meeting Monday, but were so far separated on (lie matter of style they never did debale issues of substance. Traditionally, when the Canadian Labor Congress presents its annual brief to the cabinet, a certain test- ing of views follows. Last year, for example, the exchange developed into an open and angry argument between Prime Min- ister Trudeau and CLC President Donald MacDonald over the economy and use of the War Measures Act in the Quebec crisis of October, 1970. Mr. MacDonald was on the offensive again this year, wilh some, harsh criticism of comments by Ihe prime minister about the problems of unemployed pooplr lie frankly .idmilled IIP looking for a gooij Inugh rxdiangr-biil this time he didn't get il. PM said little Mr. Trudeau had little to say about the issues raised by the CMC brief, lie was more concerned ahuiit Ihe way in which il. was 50-minule inlroduclory slafcmrnt by Mr. MacDonald which left only .10 minutes for comments from 14 cabinet min- isters assembled for the meeting. "We really should find some, way to use our time more Hie prime minister paid, noting thai al) ministers had rear! Ihe brief in advance. Fm- the most parl, Ihe ministers confined them- seivc.s lo general and conciliatory responses to (he va- rious sections of Ihe brief. Mr, Trudeau Ilien thanked Ihe labor leaders for having presented (heir views, invited them con- linuc regular private meetings wilh cabinet members and withdrew from Ihe crammed Commons committee room. There was no joust, no reparlec. no showdown. Mr. MrtcDoiMiu was disappointed. "I feel there was ait adequate response lo mir he lold reporters. "They didn't deal wilh the issues." Some observers suggesled that Mr. Trudeau had subtly but deliberately snubbed Mr. MacDonaW, pos- siUy in retaliation for the strong personal allack con- tained in tiie brief. But spokesmen for the prime minister pointed out that Ihc government earlier had asked Mr. MacDonald to consider a change in Ihe format of the annual pre- sentation. A 10-niimilc introductory slatement would have left plenty of lime for R dialogue, one aide nolcd. LetKbridge Herald LKTIIBRIDCiE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Airport strike over OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment electronic technicians have officially accepted a con- tract agreement signed more tlian a week ago by their union negotiators and tlie federal treasury board. Local 2223 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Work- ers, which represents the technicians, informed its mem- bership and the treasury hoard today that "more (han 50 per rent'' of ballots cast during the ratification vote last week ap- proved the contract. 'Hie exact result of the vote will not be known for about a week, said DCS Davidge, union business agent. Some of the local unit results were received by telephone and the actual bal- lots were still on their way here by mail. The technicians began return- ing to (heir jobs at airports and marine transport facilities last week after the agreement sign- ing Feb. 20. Their 25-day strike had seriously disrupted com- mercial air traffic in Canada as ratlnr and other navigational equipment broke down without servicing. The agreement, achieved under the mediation of Gordon Simmons of Queen's University, gives the 800 technicians in the largest category a 15.1-per-cent increase over a 25-month con- tract retroactive to July. A 23.7-per-cent raise was origi- nally sought by the IBEW. Office morale OTTAWA (CP) Auditor- General Maxwell Henderson laid today the morale of his of- fice has been seriously affected by government policies down- grading his senior assistants and failing to lecruit sufficient help. For these and other reasons, and because "more errors than we have ever encountered be- fore" have turned up in the gov- emment's financial books, it may not be until May this year that he can submit his 1971 re- port to Parliament. The auditor-genera! is in- quired by law to submit his re- port by the end of December or within the first 15 sitting days of Parliament in the following year. But Mr. Henderson says Hie report has been late each year for several years, and the 1070 report was not tabled until June, 1971. "There are two basic reasons for these Mr. Hender- son told Tlie Canadian Press. He said tlie public sen'ice com- mission still has not recruited sufficient staff for his office, and the treasury board down- graded 28 of his senior officers. Both these factors hampered preparation of the 1971 report, which requires great care, accu- racy and checking and recheck- ing before can he translated and printed. Translation and p r i n I i n g lakes about two months. Pearl Bailey in hospital. LOS A NOEL ES (API Ringer Pearl Bailey was in hos rtilal in guarded condition today after her second heart allack in a month. Miss Bailey. S3, was admitted Sunday and placed in a coro- nary care unit, a spokesmao said. The singer was lakcn lo hospi- tal Feb. 10 after suffering a sei- zure. She was released Feb. 27 lo recuperate at home. Seen and heard About town C E N I 0 R meter reader .lohnny Walker giving up his diet after losing 11 pounds in four weeks and winning the city hall diet club pool Simon Ho ob- serving Iho Canadian tnoon, due to its westerly location, is bigger than the Honfi Kong moon. Steps are taken to return bride and groom MONTREAL (CP) Solici- tor-General Jean-Pierre Cover says steps arc being taken for the relum to Canada of escaped murderer Yves Geoffrey and Carmen, his bride of 10 weeks, following their arrest Monday in Barcelona, Spain. In announcing Ihe capture (if the Gcolfroys Monday, Mr. Goyer said two Quebec Provin- cial Police officers and a mem- ber of the RCMP are in Barce- lona "lo make sure that the Spanish authorities don't re- lease the pair until legal proce- dures against them are com- plcle." In Barcelona, sources said Geoffroy and his wife .were placed under licavy guard in separate cells in the city jail. The Gazette, in a story from the northeastern Spanish city, quotes one of the Canadian po- licemen as saying: "Both of them (Ihe Geoffroys) were very surprised when they were found. He only said that he was not happy to see Cana- dian police here." The newspaper also quotes the officer as saying Geoffroy and his wife attempted (o get jobs in Spain but that they could not produce the documentation necessary lo get employment in Europe. Political and legal contro- versy has boiled up over the escape of Geoffroy, 40-year-old notary, after he was granted a 50-hour unescorted leave from St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary hero Christmas Eve lo marry the former Carmen Parent, 27- year-old teacher. His new bride was, an unwill- ing witness at his 1970 trial for (he strangulation murder of his first wife. Geoffroy had served 14 months of a life sentence when he received leave lo marry Carmen. NEWS APPLAUDED Mr. Goyer told the Commons in 0 11 a w a, where he was greeted by a desk-pounding wel- come by Liberal MPs, that there are three possibilities (or Geoffrey's return to Montreal. He could waive his right to oppose extradition and return immediately; Canada could launch extradition proceedings: 01- the S p a n i s h government could deport him. The solicitor-general said he could not say which course would be followed without prior consultation wilh the Spanish government, or how long it would take to return the fugi- tive. Mr. Goyer said prosecution is a provincial responsibility and a Quebec justice department offi- cial, Gerard Girouard, assistant chief prosecutor for Montreal, had left for Barcelona. J e r o m e Choquetle, Quebec justice minister, said at a Mont- real news conference late Mon- day he is confident Geoffroy will be returned to Canada to face trial on charges of being unlawfully at large. CARMEN PARENT, WIFE OF FUGITIVE, SHOWN DURING 1970 TRIAL Hockey program switched alta, U.K. fail to bridge Ey TIIE CANADIAN1 PRESS The traditional CBC telecast of a Saturday night Toronto Maple Leaf home game will switch to CFTO-TV, an outlet of the rival CIV network, for the first time this weekend. But that's about all that seemed clear today about the fate of National Hockey League telecasts out of Toronto. NHL telecasts are the biggest home- produced TV attraction in Can- ada. Harold Ballard, president of Maple Leaf Gardens, kicked tha CBC out of bis rink Monday, saying he was fed up with TV technicians' walkouts. The technicians, members of LONDON (Reuler) Malta's prime minister prepared to re- turn home today lo consult his cabinet on acceptance or rejec- tion of a British-NATO offer for continued use of the island's bases. If the yearly rental ot turned down, all the 3.500 British army, navy and air force men in Malta will leave the Mediterranean island by the end of this month. Two days of negotiations be- tween Prime Minister Dom Minloff and Britain's defence secretary. Lord Carrington, ended Monday in failure [o break the deadlock on (he rent issue. The Malfcse prime minister refused lo budge from his de- mand for a yearly rent of 546.fl million while the British side was equally adamant in sticking to its offer. A 75-minuie showdown meet- ing Monday night between Min- toff and Prime -Minister Edward Heath also failed to bridge the gap- Carringlon told a news confer- ence after the final session that Minloff had asked for an imme- diate exlra payment of ?13 mil- lion as budgetary aid, but ha had not said that if this extra o nee- and-f or- all pay men t was made he would drop his de- mand, In any event, the British side was not prepared to give the additional money. in 'gtight skies SAIGON (Renter) U.S. Navy Phantom fighter jets and Norlh Vietnamese MiGs clashed over central North Vietnam in a furious five-minute aerial com- bat in which U.S, pilots saw a Punching gunman on nose saves Ulster man's life 'It's Information Canada BELFAST fAPl A militia- man saved his life by punching a gunman on the nose while a shooting, bombing and flurry of rioting punctuated the night in Northern Ireland after two big terrorist explosions in 48 hours wounded almost 200 persons. Agains! a backdrop of unrem- itting violence, the British gov- ernment was reported near cornplclimi of ils long-awaited plan for peace and political re- form. It seemed likely that 60 years of Protestant dominance of Uls- ter's government arc Hearing an end. The punch on the nose, Ihrown from his osvn doorstep Monday night, probably saved the life of a sergeant in. tne Ulster Defence Regiment. Sgt. W. J. Holmes smashed his fist into the face of one of the twro armed with a knocked at his door in Belfast after dark. OPEN'S FIRE As Hie battered raider (ell back on to his companion, Holmes seized lu's shotgun and opened fire. One of the gunmen blasted back with his machine- gun. Both got away. Holmes was unharmed. II was the latest in a series of late-night raids by hooded or masked gunmen on volunteers of the part-time Ulster Defence Regimcrt. Three have died in two weeks. The attacks are blamed on guerrillas of tlie Irish Republi- can Armv. MiG-17 crash In flames into a hillside, the U.S. command re- ported today. The aerial dogfight Monday involved one of six retaliatory air strikes at North Vietnam's anti-aircraft defence system by U.S. planes as the intense pace of the air war over the North and Laos showed no letup. No U.S. planes were reported lost. It was the biggest dogfight since President Lyndon John- son halted the full-scale bomb- ing of North Vietnam Nov. 1, 1988. As North Vietnam unleashed her air defences to protect southward movement of sup- plies, inside Soulh Vietnam South Vietnamese troops were reported lo have started a new sweep in the northern region below the demilitarized zone against a reported Communist buildup. No major contacts have yet been reported. Leaves for Canada TOKYO (AP) China's new ambassador lo Canada, Yao Kuang, left today to take up his post, Ihe New China news agency reported. He replaces Huang Hua, who now is CHna's ambassador lo tlie United Na- tions. Horner denies plant charges By CiREC; Mrl.NTVlii; ilerald Staff Writer E D M 0 N T 0 N' Agricul- ture Minister Hugh Horner has denied an accusation by the National Farmers Union that the Alberia government plans lo invest money in a hog pro- cessing plant, proposed for AUwrta. The minister also corrected a statement by NFU executive assistant William Dascavich that the provincial government favors "Ihe principle of total industrialization of food pro- duction through a vertically integrated operation." In a letter to Ihc agriculture minister March 1. the NFU charged that a multi-million dollar hog processing plant proposed by North American Integrated Food Processing Co. Ltd.. threatens lo "seriously short change" Alberta farmers. The farmers union complain- ed tbat due to the large size of the proposed liog processing plant, it will exert a "form of corporate feudalism'1 over Al- Ijerla hog producers. Tlie NTU charged that Ihe plant operator will have the power to buy hogs al less than current prices. The NFU letter declared "price protection is paramount to tlie interests of the farmers entering this ven- ture." MARKETING DETAILS Dr. Horner, in a written reply lo the NFU Monday, said that he has instructed North American Integrated p'ood to work out marketing detaili wilh the Allwrla Hog Pro- ducers Marketing Board. "I am awaiting a reply from Ihe hog producers marketing board before going further in this said the minister. Dr. Horner wrote "first of all you are making a number of assumptions I hat could