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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHlnidtjc Herald VOL. LXVI No. 74 LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES London blasts blamed on IRA Socreds charge police vendetta in Craig case Countries cool to aid plan WASHINGTON (AP) The United States has found few countries willing to join its program ot in- ternational aid for Indochina, dampening chances that Congress will approve U.S. praticipation. 01 the r.on-Cornmunist countries President Nixon is counting on to join in an assistance program, only Japan has indicated to pay in large sums. But even in Tokyo's case lhare arc uncertainties as to the amount and the form of contributions. The United Slates won't he satisfied with anything less than a major contribution, certainly far larger than the initial payment mentioned in Japanese newspapers recently. And since Washington prefers a multinational effort' with individual contributions as free of strings as pas- sible, the usual Japanese practice cf tying aid to.in- vestment returns is not readily acceptable to Uie United .States. With Congress generally cool toward an Indochina aid program', partieuiarly if it includes Nort Vietnam, State Secretary William P. Rogers has baen stressing a plan to involve many countries that would share the burden. EUllOI'li UNCEHTAPN lie lias slated ttiatthe European community as well as Japan has shown a willingness to join in. But i( the Japanese position is uncertain, tiie European commu- nity is an even weaker possibility. Britain, for instance, lias said it cannot provide more than a token amount. France lias shown no in- clination to participate and few other European countries are expected to contribute in any large way. The West German government's planning fcr 1973 is to lend no more than million for reconstruction in all foui- Indochina states. This would have to be repaid during 30 years at two percent interest and, for the moment, would he given on a bilateral basis, not tlirongh some international forum. Weakening Rogers' claim of widespread internation- al interest has been the response from the other par- ticipants in the Paris conference on Vietnam. Britain and France already are considered largely out of the picture. Indochina has said it won't contribute at all and, of course, the Vietnam states are to be the recipients, not donors. Canada has given no indication of what its aid plans arc. Of the Communist nations that participated in Ihc Paris conference, China and the Soviet Union say tteir aid will go only to North Vietnam and only on a bilateral'basis. Poland and Hungary, which also par- ticipated in Paris, are expected to follow suit. Trial continues The non-capital murder trial of David William Threinen continues in Leth- bridge. The 24-year-old lethbridge man is charged with killing 16-year-old Angela Huemer I a si July 14. Threinen is shown be- ing escorted to court Wed nesday. Story on page 17. By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Social Credit house leader Jim Henderson ________ a po- lice vendetta appears to have been behind charges last year against an Edmonton doctor and the opposition will demand a judicial inquiry. The accusation came at a hastily called news conference after UK question period in the legislature was dominated by an Alberta Human Rights and Civil Liberties 'Association re- port on the case of Dr. John David Craig. Dr. Craig operates a drug program in Edmon- ton's skid road area and was the centre oE 'controversy when police seized his files and im- prisoned him in January 1972. Charges of defrauding the Al- Health Care Insurance Commission and criminal neg- ligence were later dropped and all Dr. Craig's files ordered re- turned by the court INQUIRY URGED A report by a University, of Alberta law student for the Civil Liberties Association has concluded that the Craig case highlights the need for a judi- cial inquiry into the whole srea of human rights and the lower court system in Alberta. Attorney General Merv Leitch replying to a barrage of opposition questioning in the legislature said he wUi have to read the report during the next few days before deciding what action to lake. Teacher contract talks grind on Inside 22-25 12 4, 5 3, 20 10, 11 17, 18 21 14, 15 think they're liyinrj to tell us Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres 7 TV 6 Woalhar 2 Youth..........8 LOW TONIGHT 20, HIGH FRIDAY 55; SUNNY Negotiations continue today, still with no settlement in sight, in the salary dispute between rural teachers and the Southern Alberta School Auth- orities Association. Teacher spokesman M e 1 Spackman said Tuesday K school districts will face a strike situation at a.m. Monday if an agreement is not signed by that time. SASAA chairman Ray Clark, whose latest offer cf a 12.2 wage hike for a 16-month per- icd was rejected by teachers Wednesday, said his negotiat- ors continue talks to avert a walk-out. TEACHERS DISTURBED Mr. Clark said trustees are willing to include full payment of the Teachers' Disability Plan in a new contract. No change in the trustees' stand against payments to the Alberta Health Plan and Blue Cross was an- nounced by Mr. Clark. Mr. Spacfcman said teachers are still waiting for a "reason- able offer" from SASAA. He said mediation, which continues today, lias "deteriorated to a level which deeply disturbs teachers." REACH AGREEMENT Meanwhile, the North Central Alberta School Authorities' As- Passeiigers panic in bus crash FORT STOCKTON, Tex. (AP) A bus on a cross-country tour collided with a tractor trailer on a narrow bridge, touching off a fire which sent passengers diving through windows to es- cape the flames. "People panicked. I saw a big flame coming up the middle sis'e. People were screaming and kicking windows a passenger describing Wednesday night's crash. The Texan department of public safety originally said 15 people died in Uie crash, but this morning a spokesman said the death toll probably would be between five and seven. John Mahaffey, Kerrville president, said Ihe bus was a Greyhound and his firm was op- erating it on the Fort Stockton to San, Antonio leg of ihe trip. He said Greyhound operated it on otber parls of the route. Fort Stockton is about 30 miles east of this West Texas community. sociation and its 850 teachers Wednesday reached a tentative settlement for a new wage con- tract. Tiie agreement now goes lo the teachers and their school boards for ratification. Details of the settlement will not be released until ratifica- tion is complete, in the next few weeks, a teacher spokes- man said. School jurisdictions involved include the counties of Barr- head, Lac Ste. Anne and Park- land, the Westlock School Div- ision, ar.d school districts in Jasper, Grande Cache, Dray- ton Valley Catholic, and Thi- bault School at Morinvillc. The human rights report said thai justice was not done in the seizure of files and the laying of charges against Dr. Craig and that the case has shaken public confidence in the whole system of justice in the prov- ince, Mr. Henderson charged that a number of facts brought to light by tbe report demand answers from the government. He charged: That an undercover police officer "cooked up" the fraud charges by using a fraudulent medicare number, That to save face "alter bungling the fraud 'charges" the police tried to press crim- inal negligence charges, That wiih the approval of the attorney general's depart- ment charges were laid with- out consulting the Alberta Health Care Insurance Com- mission or the College of Phys- icians and Surgeons of Alberla, And that while the medi- cal profession did not endorse Dr. Craig's unorthodox drug treatment program, at no time did the profession take action against Dr. Craig. NO ACTION TAKEN Mr. Henderson, former So- cial Credit health minister, said the medical profession has" far more effecllve ways to dis- cipline its members than, the government and has never been hesitant in the p t to fake action against any doctor guilty of malpractice. The medical profession took no action against Dr. Craig which suggests it was only the police who were worried about his activities, the house leader said. The report raises two ques- tions, said Mr. Henderson: Ths adequacy of govern- ment drug programs, And, whether Dr. Craig's legal rights were violated. "These are very serious ques- tions that the government sim- ply has to he said. Mr. Henderson said he will put a question on the order paper lo determine whether Dr. Craig's services were covered by medicare. "If there was anything wrong, Ihe gov- ernment had every right to re- fuse to pay." He said, "There is too much evidence here of a police ven- della. Some individuals in so- ciety and in the police depart- mcnl didn't subscribe to his methods of treating drug addicts." Also see Craig report Page LONDON (CP) More than 150 persons, including white- wigged lawyers and miniskirted stenographers, were injured to- day by two powerful bomb blasts in the centre of London which, police said, appeared to be the work of ihe Irish Re- publican Army. Olher bombs, planted in cars in -'..London's traffic-jammed streets, were and de- fused near Scotland Yard of- fices and the Conservative party's central office near the houses of Parliament. A sitting of Parliament was suspended. Scores of persons were cut by flying glass as one of the bombs exploded in Whitehall, near Ihe agriculture department, also a short distance from venerable Big Ben. But the more serious ex- plosion came at the recently ex- panded Old Bailey, the central criminal court, just a block from iha Canadian Press Lon- don office. As pillars of smoke were seen rising over the golden statue of justice atop the Old Bailey dome, shocked and panic- stricken lawyers and court clerks shed from the building, blood pouring from their cut faces. The bomb blast had shattered thousands of windows in the area. MAYHEM REPORTED A police inspector described the Old Bailey scene ES "abso- lute mayhem." One victim had "bones sticking out every- where." Another policeman said: "It's just like the blitz." ..Police said they had received an anonymous telephone call earlier in the day saying the provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army had planted bombs. This appeared lo have same connection with the bor- der plebiscite in Northern Ire- land today. Police said it was the worst attack in London since 1939 an IRA sabotage cam- paign killed seven persons and injured abaul 50 in a series ot more than 200 bomb explosions in London and olher British cities. This time there was no report of deaths. GLASS HOWERS GIRLS Pubs and restaurants near the Old Bailey, filled with lunchtime stenographers, sud denly became scenes of chaos as huge plteglas windows shattered, showering customers with glass. Girls fled screaming hysterically. At the Old Bailey, a police spokesman said: 'There are in exces of 150 casualties." The area, which includes St. Pauls Cathedral', is a favorite spot for tourists. One touring bus driver said his windsliield was shattered. At Old Bailey children were wrapped in blan- kets and crricd into ambu- lances. In Belfast meanwhile, Irish Republican Army IRA guerril- las launched a bombing offen- sive in cerilral Belfast today as voting began in a Northern Ireland border referendum. Armed troops, nulitarymon and police stood guard against tcrrorisls in Northern Ireland as tbe British government ask- ed the people whether they .want to slay with Britain or join the Irish Republic. Under table deaf hinted by Russell Militant Indians prepared to die An "under the table" deal be- tween the provincial govern- ment and mining companies is a fair inference from remarks in the legislature this week by Charles Drain of Pincher Creek-Crowsnest, it was stated Thursday morning by Andy Russell, Watcrlon naturalist. Mr. Drain was reported Wed- nesday as having said that if a 70-mph road was not built, the government would have led in- dustry "down the garden path." Said Mr. Russell: "Charlie Drain says the gov- WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) Women and children have begun evacuating Wounded Knee. Militant Indians say they are "prepared to die" at the historic hamlet they occupied nine days ago and federal offi- cials picture the situation as ex- tremely grave. The United Slates justice de- partment said Wednesday that all non-residents of Wounded Knee must depart unarmed without the threat of arrest by 8 p.m. EST. After that time, any of the invaders attempting to leave will be subject to im- mediate arrest. Federal authorities also said lhat negotiations could rat con- tinue with militant Indians who took over the village Feb. 27. They urged al and chil- dren lo leave. Leaflets of the American In- dian Movement (A. I. M.) said the federal position was a tin-eat that the estimated 300 marshals and FBI agents main- taining a perimeter around tbe village will mount an attack. The militants said they are "prepared lo die' in Wounded Knee, site of the last major battle of tbe U.S. Indian wars. Seen and heard About town ALD. Vaughan Hembrolf complaining lhat Ihe only government paid trip he's ever had was to Kipp Teacher negotiator Bill Casanova stating he'll be the best card player in Alberta if a settlement isn't reached soon between rural educators and trustees Trustee negotiator Hay Clark asking news photographers if be should "look mean" for the camera. emment will be leading indus- try down the garden path if they don't allow the building of a trunk liighway between Seebe End Coleman via Kananaskis. "He seems to mean lhat the government has definite com- mitments lo tbe mining com- psnies. If lie does mean that, it means that the government has been dealing under Uie la- ble with the mining companies, which was my original allega- tion so vigorously denied by all concerned, and also that they are patronizing industry at the expense of public lands owned by the people or this province. "He mentions billions of tons of coal. Is this a figure certified by a c t u a 1 drilling, or surface exploration of the kind previ- ously carried out at Grand Cache, which has proved in- adequate, embarrassing to the government, and very expen- sive to the Alberta taxpayer? "In any event we know there is coal in the Oldman water- shed. What is the hurry to de- velop it, with Hie coal market presently dragging? "Is he suggesting that tbe coal and the short-term profit to be realized for it will bal- ance the potenlial long term recreational value, when lie says the environmental impact of this coal development will be minimal? What authority is he Baldwin: NDP forfeits rights .OTTAWA (CP) A senior Conservative told the Commons Wednesday the New Demo- cratic Party has, lor all prac- tical purposes, formed a coali- tion with the minority Liberal government and as a result should denied some privi- leges accorded opposition mem- bers. Gerald Baldwin, Conservative House leader, said the NDP has supported the Trudeau adminis- tration on every' crucial vote since Parliament opened Jan. 4. "We haven't got a minority in this he said. "We have an actual practising coali- tion." He suggested New Democrat MPs should be stripped of the right to introduce motions chal- lenging government policy on the days reserved exclusively for matters of concern lo oppi- silion members. LEWIS A SAVIOUR Each Haw day the govern- ment survives, he added, the prime minister probably looks across the House to the opposi- tion side and says, "There but for the grace of David Lewis goes Pierre Elliott Trudeau." He made his comments wrben the House set aside normal business to discuss changes that might make Commons rules and procedures more effective. On other matters Wednesday, Transport Minister Jean March- and said it is unclear whether the government could use the Navigable Waters Protection Act to hall the proposed James Bay hydroelectric project in Quebec. Mr. Marchand said the government, while not opposed lo the project, is fear- ful of its ecological and human consequences. Kncrgy Minister Donald Mac- donalcl said no agreement has been reached in early negotia- lions with the United Stales on how to ensure oil supplies for eastern Canada in the -event normal overseas supplies arc inlo.Ttiptcd. Further negotiations are scheduled in the next few weeks, he said. Most oil from western CanrH'a is exported lo Ihe U.S. while Quebec and the Atlantic Prov- inces depend on less-expcnsiva Defrocked Archbishop M a k a r I o t, president of Cyprus, was defrocked today by the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cy- prus. The three bishops ac- cused Makarios of violat- ing ecclesiastical I a w by exercising temporal power as president of the island republic. Student strike nipped A sympathy strike, by young- sters at Allan Watson School, was nipped in the bud this morning by assistant adminis- trator Dale Morden. Eleven-year-old Jim Jloore, who said the plan for student action was his idea, said he had organized his classmates for a sympathy strike. Reporters were not allowed lo c 'ion the student and were politely ousted from the school by Mr. Morden. Teachers at Lethbridge and Medicine Hat are not involved with the rural dispute. PERMISSION DENIED Mr. Morden said permission to stage sympalhy aclion was beng (ie-nied because youngsters did not first seek approval from Allan Watson administrators. "He's got a class to finish and we've got a school to run Mr. Morden said as he ushered reporters from the building. Public school board secre- tary Mack Crumley said today the matter of student action in local elementary and secondary schools hasn't been discussed with principals. Mr. Crumley said he would mention the issue to board su- perintendent Dr. 0. P. Larson for possiblo presentation to public school principals. Civil service pay dispute settled EDMONTON (CP) Agree- ment has been readied on a new two year contract for Alberta's civil servants, Labor Minister Bert Hobol announced in the legislature Wednesday. Dr. Hohol said he expects the contract will be ratified next wreek. Details of the agreement were not available. attempt ihwai'led foreign oil from Venezuela and the Persian Gulf states. On another (epic, the Con- Sltvi servalives declined while the J NDP accepted an invitation to accompany External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp on a visit to North and South Viet- nam next week. Claude Wagner (St. Hya- Conservative external affairs critic, said he felt the trip was a waste of time. But Andrew Brevin (Toronto his NDP co'jnter- said the parly would be sending Doug Rowland (Sel- kirk) with Mr. Sharp because the trip is an opportunity to view at first hand a situation important to Canada and the world. (AP) apparent Wash. Authorities say an skyjacking attempt at Spokane International Airport has left two men wounded by gunfire ar.d a third with injuries in- flicted by a gun butt. In custody is Larry J. Bon- nw, an Eastern Washington Stale College student, whose 21- year-old wife, Sharon, was' found dead of gunshot woursds at their honie at nearby Cheney after the airport disturbance, ;