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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast high Wednesday The Uthbrtdae Herald LXIV 74 MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 3J THE FALLEN GLADIATOR Muhammad Ali is down on the canvas after being floored by Joe Frazier in the 15th round of their title fight in New York Frazier won on a See stories in sports Pakistan rift poses Host of problems By CY FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer The threatened breakup of Pakistan poses a host of problems for the Commonwealth and the world gen erally as well as for the Asian countrys 130 million The treni towards disintegration is greatly en hanced in the case of Pakistan by the vast distance separating the countrys East and West Together they were fused into a single Moslem state when the British quit the Indian subcontinent in the late A collapse of that political entity now would mean independence for 70 million East whose home region lacks natural resources on its might prove an excellent target for subversion from nearby Communist The East also is subject to regular catastrophes such as the cyclonedriven tidal wave of last and this in itself is enough to undermine the development potential so vital to the survival prospects of any newlysovereign West also in danger But West traditionally the dominant pail ner in tins bizarre marriage of geographicallydistant would itself he in danger of disintegration if a national breakup The West consists of sections uneven in their de gree of The less fortunate of them stick with their richer neighbors in the Punjab only as long as the influence of the latter is balanced at the national level by that of the Bengalis m East Already there have been signs of internal conflict in West unleashed by the possibility of seces sion by the And while the central government flexes its mili tary muscles hi an attempt to head off Eastern seces observers throughout the Commonwealth are keep ing worried watch on the situation Strains on unity They are particularly concerned in view of the extra strains placed on what remains of Commonwealth unity by Britains decision to provide South Africa with additional Any collapse of Pakistan would further complicate the affairs of tile Commonwealth and inevitably in crease the doubts about the international organizations resulting from Hie angry controversy over the South African arms a collape of the precarious Pakistani union would imdeinime file equally delicate balance of power in the teeming an area torn in past years by conflict between the Hindus of India and the Islamic masses of This in turn would have a radically unsettling ef fect on Asian affairs as a And with Asia currently serving as an arena for crucial rivalry involving China and the the added complications engendered by upheavals in Pakistan would automatically take on a prune sigmii canto for all the world West side project decision pending City council Monday ap proved a recommendation from Tom city mana regarding the course of action to be taken on west side A meeting is to be held March 11 with all builders and real estate developers current ly active in the From this meeting would come information relating to such things as estimates on construction interest in large or small tract develop ments and the strength of the money supply for such devel CLOSED SESSION This information would be tabulated and made available to council for a closed session to be held March A deci sion would be made then or soon after in open session on awarding contracts for ser vicing the west side Phase I The city has received bids for the project and the tender offers cannot be held beyond March A decision must be made on installation of ser vices by that Nuttings report points out that the cost of financing a portion of the cost of sec ondary sewage treatment fa cilities an expense imposed on the city after the decision to expand across the river had been made is a factor in how much can be spent tins year on west side The city has been he that the money can be but the actual arrangements have not been worked New language target is set OTTAWA CP Treasury Board President Drury said today it is government pol icy that 60 per cent of the exec utives in the public service in the Ottawa area and in certain other designated districts be bil ingual by He told the Commons commit tee on miscellaneous estimates that only 15 per cent of these highranking public servants now are fluent in both French and In 50 per cent of em ployees engaged in administra tive tasks and foreign service nrc to be bilmgual and 35 pel cent in the administrative sup port A target of 15 per cent has been set for public servants en gaged in technical and operational Dmry said the govern ment accepts these targets and intends to take appropriate measuies to ensure that the public service achieves A was sent today to all deputy ministers and heads of Crown agencies to make known the new Drury said that second language training courses will ho accelerated to help meet lie but he most important change would be recruitment of compent Frenchspeaking The fact of the matter is that the public service has not and is representative Piano makers to shut down TORONTO CPl Canadas oldest piano Mason and R isch announced todav they will go out of business within three months of falling sales caused by competi tion from Japanese Three care ago we were railing pianos a a spokesman Last year we sold less than half of The company shut down for three months last year and re opened aflcr employees agreed to take a tcmporaiv wage hut oven with that the company was unable lo make ends About 40 persons will lose their so far as participation by Fran cophones is Let me repeat that this situ ation can be remedied only by the adoption of a manpower de velopment plan which will re sult in the accelerated training in French of Anglophones in su pervisory positions and in paral lel the accelerated recruitment of Francophones in the public service and development of those already in He repeated promises by for mer prime minister Lester Pearson and by Prime Minister Tnideau that there would be no dismissal or demotions because of the There would al ways be room in the public service for persons who spoke only one heard About town ALDERMAN R c Little bringing his own short wave radio to city hall so hn could keep tabs on the heavy weight fight Ham mond organizing a pool on the fight and then winning it the pool Win Parkinson realizing the dream of all crib players a perfect 29 hand dealt by opponent Ethel Styner in local tournament British labor revo against union chiefs Crown closes case MONTREAL CP The Crown closed its case today in the trial of Paul accused of kidnapping and murdering Pierre Quebecs f o r mer labor last Octo ber The move followed testimony from a Quebec Provincial Po liceman who said that on in struction from rifle stocks and disguises were found in nearby Marcel Marie said stocks for Ml three plas tic face a pair of sun glasses and two woolen hats were found hidden at the Arm strong house identified as the place where Laporte was The material found by police on two separate made at Roses suggestion ac cording to hid den by a trap door in the ceiling of a Marie said Rose told him on 29 to look for the trap door and on 7 asked whether a bag containing the disguises had been Police missed the bag in the first check but found it in a sec ond TOLD LOCATION Marie said Rose vol unteered the information as he was being taken back to Ms cell from In testimony the ser geant and a constable read a statement attributed to Rose which said his brother Jacques and Francis Simard executed Sgt Marie and Constable JeanClaude reading the statement to the 12man said it was made in their presence It was not signed by The Roses and Simard were arrested that day in a tunnel under a farmhouse near about 20 miles southeast of and later charged with the kidnapping and All three of us were present when Laporte was exe the statement Two of us held him while the other tightened the chain he wore around his LONDON AP British worried by a wobbling staged their second revolt in a dozen hours today against union pressure to go on strike By an estimated three to workers at RollsRoyces Glasgow plant rejected strike action urged by shop stewards as a protest against the layoff of employees THEYRE FED VI By 490 to workers at tl2 Acocks Green battenfactory in Birmingham Monday night turned a call for a March 18 strike to protest the govern ments Industrial Relations Some of us are tared of being pushed around by a bunch of flaming one shop steward said The original March 18 strike call came from the Amalgama ted Union of Engineering Work Four out of five of the Acocks workers are members of the Transport and General Workeis Union which supports the The rankandfile revolt in British labor came at a troubled and confused time in British in dustry when unemployment to tals The revolts strengthened the hand of Prime Minister Edward His Conservative govern ment proposes to halt a wave of unofficial strikes with the In dustrial Relations Bill that would put unions under broad rules carrying fines for viola the government has thrown its weight against any wage settlements above 10 per aeroengine and motor car giant now in receiv announced that workers would be laid off in the next three Most are ex technicians and Only about come from the factory ENGINE IS KEY Hanging over the heads of Rolls is the fate of the jet engine designed to power Lockheeds TriStar This fixedprice develop ment contract forced Rolls into The contract is under Aviation Supply Minister Fred Corfield told the House of Com mons Monday that if the 211 is lost another to Rolls workers will be laid Britains chaotic industrial climate chilled many workers who might have followed their shop stewards without Harmsworth Publications an nounced the merger of The Daily London morning with The Daily another of its morning A total of employees will lose their Fear Montana tribes divide money WASHINGTON AP The Senate interior comittee ap today a bill to divide among two Montana Indian The measure would authorize distribution among the Black foot and Gros Ventre tribes of the funds appiopnated by Con gress in 1968 to pay for land taken by the The Blackfoot are to receive 2 pr cent of the money and the Gros Ventre 26 8 per Some of the money would be distributed to the Indians on a per capita basis and the re mainder would be held for use in plans for their Gorilla born England AP The Bristol Zoo proudly an nounced Monday the birth of The Little first go rilla born in Britain and the fourth m The zoo said the 3Vipound gorilla was born to Caroline and do Im on my way I gone and lost the title bout China may step up assistance HONG KONG Reuter North Vietnam warned today that Chinas role in Indochina would increase in step with war The warning came in Hanois official daily Nhan Dan after a fourday visit by Chinese Pre mier Chou who returned to Peking Monday It said The more the imperialists step up their war of the more the Chinese Communist party and the Chinese government and people will increase their sup port in all fields to our people for the defeat of the enemys war and for our complete It referred to Chinas mights national defence and its pos session of nuclear weapons and said the Vietnamese people took great pride in having such a The quoted by the North Vietnam news singled out Chous statement in Hanoi that U expansion of the Indochina war posed a serious threat to China and that the Chinese had made adequate Observers believe the Chinese who last visited Hanoi in 1969 when President Ho Chi Minh discussed contin gency plans for Chinese aid in case South Vietnamese troops invade North Behind this speculation was the presence in Chous delega tion of several highranking army officers dealing with mili tarv planning and China last month signed an agreement giving North Viet n a m supplementary military and economic IIIMH UN whose portrayals of a bespectacled youth in impossible siuta tions made him one of the groat comics of silent films and early died at his home in Beverly Hills Mon He was See story page 17 DACCA API Pusdent Agha Mohammed Yah a Khan is flying to East Pakistan Wednesday in an attempt to quiet a political leaders molt that threatens the countrj with civil Broadcasts by the Pakistan and Dacca i adios today did not say how long he will remain in the angry province miles acioss India from West Paki stan and the capital at Rawal pindi East P a k i s t a n s judges refused Monday to swear in an army general w ho Yahya Khan had appointed provincial gover and a highlyplaced source said the government had ceased to The a civil servantin the central said East Pakistans government secretaries have agreed to stay away from their offices unless ths army forces them to return but they are working on a plan to keep the government machin ery operating under the leader ship of the provinces political Sheik Mujibur Rahman of the Awami ORDERS MARTIAL LAW Yahya Khan proclaimed mar tial law in East Pakistan last week after protest against his postponement of the new na tional assembly turned violent and scores were Satur Yaha Khan rescheduled the assembly for March K and named Tika Khan gov ernor and martial law adminis trator for the 70 million Ben galis of East Sheik Jlujibu m reply said he would boycott the assembly and lead a campaign of civil disobedience until martial law is A foreign exodus from Dacca started Monday when a West German air force Boeing 707 took 128 German aid technicians and their families to A British airliner was sched uled to evacuate 110 British na tionals In a spokesman for the external affairs department said no special instructions had been sent out to 128 Canadians registered in adding that any evacuation of Canadi ans would be in cooperation with the British Platoon leader faces trial FORT AP Ernest commander of the company which waged the My Lai assault in has been ordered to stand trial on charges of mur dering 102 South Vietnamese ci I am innocent of the charges against ho A platoon leader during the attack was William Cal who is on trial at Fort Ben Ga and also is accused of slaying 102 Vietnamese civil Callcy has testified that killed on Medinas Me dina denies Alaska road news good Laing OTTAWA CP Works Min ister Arthur Laing said it is very good news to Can ada that the U S government has authorized discussions for improvement of the Alsska Canada would be most happy to have such discus Gerald Baldwin Peace River had asked m the Commons whether there are any plans to pave the the minister said Canada has been maintaining Hie hiqhway at an I at great expense is n fo discuss improvements the The fight ringside read like who NEW YORK CP Frank Sinatra was tanned and sitiing beside Burt Lancaster who looked just like he does at the movies Playboy publisher Hugh Hef ner was accompanied by two his everpresent briar Boxing and were on hand at Madison Square Garden as persons watched Jne zier a unanimous decision over Muhammad Ali and take possession of tho undisputed orld heniywcight boxing championship Throughout the ing less fortunate watched the battle on closedcir cuit paying anywhere from to for the It was The a publicity term dreamed up by the Garden but lived up to by the protagon ists and he assembled rich at the 34th Street the box ing of the world Producer David Mcrrick also attended as did many others sported out in jewels and colorful ranging from the black manin a white tur black silk whilcon white shirt and black tie to tho classy blonde in purple evening dress and piled Fans goggled as Mayor John Lindsay arrived with the Apollo 14 Edgar Mitchell and Stuart There was the usual list of former boxing greats introduced at Joe Louis re ceiving the longest and loudest Other fighters announced from the ring included Jimmy former World Boxing As sociation Archie former world light heav yweight Billy for mer world light heavyweight champ and defeated by Louis in his bid for the heavyweight end current heavyweight hope George former Olympic It WT3 not all fun and as Madison Square Garden officials announced after the fight that at least ona spectator died a heart alick during tho Kihlr It Vcs billed by Madron Square The and i Ali being decked in the mind after a funcns Vctle in which both fighters niffcrcd the of battle Both fishters ao they woie ready for a i match Brili S3 million fur Uicu nimbis work See oilier stoiies in spoils ;