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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast high Saturday near 40.. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXIV - No. 77 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS * ? ? ? ? TWO SECTIONS-26 PAGES Red Chinese Education committee draws blast cautiously belligerent By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent Red China, whose propaganda has sounded cautiously belligerent since the South Vietnamese invasion of Laos, seems to want to capitalize on fears of a widened war. Premier Chou En-lai has just visited North Vietnam with a delegation of Chinese military men. The visit came against a background of hints by Saigon that it would like to invade North Vietnam. K seems likely ihat Peking wants (he outside world, and particularly the United States, to believe China takes the South Vietnamese threat seriously. It may not, in reality, but this would be part of a battle of nerves with Washington, with Peking taking advantage of any American unhappiness over the Laos invasion and its possibilities. Peking now has a chanco to signal the U.S. that it will be careful if the Americans will. President Nixon has been careful in his references to Peking, even to the point recently of referring to the country as the Chinese People's Republic, rather man the scornful Communist China used by U.S. leaders ever since the Red takeover in 1949. Chou noted change This was so striking a departure that Chou himself called attention to it in a talk last week to visiting Japanese. The U.S. president, he said, now "is in a situation where he has to call China the People's Republic of China." He followed this up quickly with a statement that China had no intention of invading any other country. Yet Peking gains advantages from the atmosphere of uncertainty about its intentions. Not long after the South Vietnamese thrust into Laos, the Russians were having jitters about the Chinese possibilities and were speaking nervously about "Koreanization" of the Indochina war. "Koreanization" would mean sending "volunteers" into Indochina. The Chinese, as in Korea in 1950, could deny that was an invasion. But Peking still is staggering from three riotous years of "cultural revolution." It seems to be concentrating on domestic affairs, to put the economic and ideological households in order. This would- not seem the time to invite new trouble. Tight discipline Whether Hanoi takes seriously "Saigon's threat to invade the North," its leaders in one sense might welcome such talk. Hanoi can use the threat in tightening up on internal discipline. This, according to Hanoi's own pronouncements, has been flagging. Chou En-lai probably would be in a position to advise Hanoi on what the U.S. attitude might be toward the Saigon threat, and the American attitude would seem to be one of dismay. Any invasion of North Vietnam could bog down the U.S withdrawal process. That, indeed, might be one of President Nguyen Van Thieu's objectives in talking about it. Cbou's statements following his meeting with the Hanoi leaders, vowing add to Hanoi in all circumstances, was a way of serving notice on the United States that any South Vietnamese thrust into the North would bring the strongest sort of reaction from China. Garbage gadget MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - A garbage gobbler is chomping up several hundred pounds of refuse daily in the opening phase of an experiment to see whether trash can be used efficiently in the generation of electrical power. By mid-year, its makers plan to have the gobbler gulping down 40 tons of garbage a day at one end and cranking electricity out the other. The model consists of a shredder to grind up the garbage and a combustion chamber to burn it, producing hot gases to drive a jet engine which will power a generator. The developers, Richard Smith and William Bell, both former aerospace engineers, said the experiment is aimed at eliminating garbage dumps as well as producing usable power at an economic cost. If the prototype gobbler is successful, they plan to produce a unit with a 400-ton-a-day capacity. Bert Hildebrand, project manager, said a similar plant in Dusseldorf, Germany, used the hot gases to create steam to drive generators. The 400-ton unit could generate up to 15,000 kilowatts of power, he said. The 40-ton prototype has a 1,000-kilowatt capacity. The U.S. government has provided $2.2 million for research. The company said the most recent cost estimate for a 400-tcn model was $4.2 million. The cost of operation, including paying off a ;!0-year loan to finance construction of the plant, was figured at about $1 a ton of garbage. Blistering criticism was levelled Thursday morning by University of Lethbridge administration and faculty representatives at the entire concept of the Moir committee of inquiry into non-Canadian influence in Alberta post-secondary education. The committee's research methods, validity of its results, its political slant, government intent in its appointment, its terms of reference and even the academic integrity of its members was questioned in an emotional confrontation start* ing the one-day hearing in Lethbridge. The committee sat in hearings in Calgary earlier in the week, met in Lethbridge Thursday and will meet in Edmonton later hi March, as part of its government - appointed study. Shouting matches erupted between Arnold Moir, an Edmonton lawyer and chairman of the seven - member committee, and university representatives during and after the university presentations. The committee had asked by letter for presentations and informal meetings with the U of L political science and English departments, and the political science department attended in force. T h e English department, however, refused to take part, and was heavily criticized by Mr. Moir and other committee members. The department would not comment on its absence, but U of L President Dr. Sam Smith told the committee the department's response was "one of conscience, and a responsible one which I must support since it was what they wanted to do." Later, before hearing a submission from the U of L students' society council, Mr. Moir delivered a stern lecutre to the students and about 33 spectators, directing them to speak only on matters related to the committee's terms of reference. "We've been told by your representatives we're McCarthy-ites, but we're not here to evaluate ourselves or our study," he said. "Furthermore, we will not accept, nor do we want to hear again, any criticism of the motives of the government or of the minister of education, nor of the politics of this province." University Presi dent Dr. Sam Smith1 described the current make-up of his faculty to the committee, which he said is 54 per cent Canadian, 30 per cent American and 16 per cent from other countries. More than half of the Americans and almost all of the other non-Canadians plan to become Canadian citizens. Dr. Smith's figures indicated that 43 per cent of his faculty was born in Canada, 32 per cent in the U.S. and the remainder elsewhere. About 44 per cent received their first degree in Canada, but only 32 per cent received their final degree here. Some 58 per cent received their final degrees from American institutions. Dr. Vernon Dravland, assistant professor of education, told the committee its study could not be valid unless it "delves into the problems of elementary and secondary edu- cation with respect to the education of teachers, and the education of the technicians, executives and administrators in industry." He said there has been "great demand" in Alberta for more faculty members in the past few years, but as the dent a n d decreases, Canadian content will expand. He also suggested a major factor in non-Canadian influence was the large number of Canadian students now attending American universities - up to 10 per cent in many cases. Dr. Dravland also rejected the source of the committee's terms of reference. "I'm surprised that the minister of education designated what data was to be collected, and I wonder at the people who would undertake research under those conditions," he said. Dr. Jim Penton, professor of history, told the committee that in many cases Americans and American - education Canadians are "absolutely necessary" to Canadian education. "I was born and raised In Canada, but all of my university training was in the U.S.," Dr. Penton said. "I am not ashamed of it; I am proud of it. And had I not received my education in the U.S. or some other country it would have been impossible for me to have been trained in the discipline - Latin American history - in which I teach." He said he is the first professionally - trained Latin American historian to have taught on a full-time basis in an English Canadian university. Prices Government dickersRose move ahead OTTAWA (CP - Consumer prices moved ahead in Canada last month in most categories of goods and services, with increases in food and transportation charges setting the pace. The consumer price index for February, based on 100 points for prevailing prices in 1961, advanced to 130.9 points from 130.3 in January. The reading was 128.7 in February, 1970. Among major categories, clothing prices generally declined and charges for health and personal care goods and services were unchanged on average. But the food index moved up by four-fifths of one per cent, transportation by 1% per cent, housing by three-tenths of one per ceni'. Figures released today by Dominion Bureau of Statistics show the all-items price index up by one-half of one per cent in the month. It stood 1.7 per cent ahead of the reading a year earlier. ADVANCED LAST YEAR A year ago, the price index advanced by a slightly narrower margin in February-two-fifths of one per cent-but it was up by five per cent from a year earlier. The consumer price index indicates roughly that a shopping list valued at $10 a decade ago had risen in price to $12.87 in February, 1970, was up to $13.03 two months ago and $13.09 last month. Three shot in gangland fashion MONTREAL (CP) - Three men were shot and killed in gangland style at a downtown nightclub, police reported today. It brought to 16 the number of murders this year in Montreal. The three were shot in "classical gangland manner," a policeman said. A constable found the bodies after he checked1 a shattered glass front door. Police said one victim, in his late 20s or early 30s, was the nightclub's manager. He was shot once in the forehead. The others were shot in the back of the head. No names were released. The nightclub, Casa Loma Cafe, is located on St. Catherine St. Seen and heard About town     /^ALGARY'S ADVICE. Information and Direction centre supervisor, George Stalinski, carrying on in true show business tradition by continuing bis talk in Hie dark during a blackout in the city . . . Rose Yellow Feet, suggesting a "manhunt" would be appropriate to solve the problem of men on the committee for the establishment of a rehabilitation home for women . . . Charlie Linn asking a friend if his pipe tobacco was any good because he "had his borrowing pipe with him.'* Li ^N-i r* Proud Home Oil firm of it OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government is expected at least to match the money offers of potential private buyers in purchasing control of Home Oil Co. Ltd. of Calgary. The additional enticement in the government offer would be to give Home Oil President R. A. Brown a continued say in operation of the company. Government plans to bargain with Home were announced Thursday night by Energy Minister J. J. Greene. Earlier negotiations for purchase by Northern and Central Gas Corp. of Toronto are understood to have foundered because Mr. Brown wanted to retain a voice in direction of the company. Mr. Greene told the Commons today that "sensitive" negotiations for federal purchase of the company are continuing. He would give no details of the federal offer, but did say shareholders would not suffer any loss in comparison to what might have been received from private companies. Outside the Commons, fie was asked what the government bad to offer Mr. Brown that the private bidders apparently did not have. He replied that the government's interests were different from private companies, particularly in that its main motive is to retain Canadian control. But he added that government interests are not necessarily the same as private companies in wanting to take over management and certain operations of the petroleum company. Mr. Greene said the government offer was for Mr. Brown's holdings in Cygnus Corp., the J. J. GREENE British mail embargoes end OTTAWA (CP) - All embargoes on mail and parcel delivery to Britain imposed during the postal strike there have been lifted, a Canadian post office spokesman said Thursday. A number of restrictions were removed Tuesday and the final ones, on such categories as printed matter and first-class surface mail, ended Wednesday. Flunk insurance SYDNEY, Australia (Reuter) - Students at the University of New South Wales can insure themselves against failing exams, but only if the flunks are due to accident or illness. For a premium of $11, students will be able to receive $400 to cover fees for repeat courses, , investment company through which control of Home Oil is exercised. At the latest market prices, the bare majority of Cygnus voting shares would be worth about $9 million. Trading in the shares has been suspended on North American markets. Control of Cygnus and Home Oil would also give the government a significant holding in TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. of Toronto, which carries Alberta gas to Eastern Canada and exports to the United States, Home Oil owns between eight andlO per cent of TransCanada. BARRAGE OF QUESTIONS Mr- Greene faced a barrage of questions in the Commons earlier. He turned aside questions about the likely vehicle of a purchase. Speculation centred on Home Oil being purchased formally either directly by the government or through one of its Crown corporations-Polymer Corp. of Sarnia, Ont., or Eldorado Nuclear Ltd. of Port Hope, Ont. The government also has a 45-per-cent interest in Panarctic Oils Ltd. Those companies, along with Northern Transportation C o. Ltd., are designated to become part of the investment portfolio of the proposed Canada Development Corp., a federal holding company whose establishmemt is being debated by Parliament. Mr. Greene, when asked when negotiations with Mr- Brown might be completed, said there was no deadline. In the Commons, he said there would be no expropriation or compulsion. . In Calgary, most oil executives anticipated some form of government intervention but expressed disappointment that steps were deemed necessary. A. H. Ross, first vice - president of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada, said the government did not hide its concern over the possible loss of Home Oil control and the move was not a surprise. GEN. SATUR ... forced Issue PREMIER DEMIREL  . . steps down Turkish govt, quits after ultimatum Where are you Rap Brown? BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -The father of fugitive black militant H. Rap Brown says he has been unable to locate his son to tell him his mother is dead. Thelma W. Brown, 59, died Wednesday of a heart ailment. From Reuter-AP ANKARA (CP) - Premier Suleyman Demirel's government resigned today following an ultimatum from the Turkish armed forces. The resignation came little more than four hours after the country's military chiefs threatened to take over the government if a new cabinet able to meet the country's demands was not formed. The threat was contained in a memorandum submitted to President Cevdet Sunay, himself a former commander of the armed forces, and to the speaker of the assembly and the chairman of the senate. The memorandum was signed by the chief of the general staff and the commanders of the army, navy and air force. The military chiefs took a hand after several months of student disorders and urban violence in this NATO'country. Leftist extremists last week kidnapped four U.S. airmen and held them for five days. They were not harmed. DON'T LIKE UNREST The military leaders have been dissatisfied for some time with the unrest and the failure of Demirel's government to accomplish basic economic and social reforms. The signers were Gen. Mem-duh Tagrcac, the chief of the general staff; Gen. Faruk Gur- ler of the army; Gen. Muhsin Batur of the air force and Admiral Celal Eyioioglu of the navy. RANSOM DEAL - Bing Crosby's brother says the singer and a number of wealthy associates are attempting to negotiate ransom with North Vietnam for American prisoners - of-war. The group, The Prison-ers-of-War Rescue Mission, may appeal to the American public for financial support if the North Vietnamese make a reasonable offer, Larry Crosby, 76, said Thursday. Britain ready to send more troops to Ireland From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) - Britain is ready to send up to 4,000 more troops to Northern Ireland in expectation of an escalated terrorist campaign by the militant wing of the outlawed Irish Republican Army, political sources said today. Reinforcements for the current garrison of 8,250 men will be joined by police and military intelligence experts with orders to infiltrate IRA ranks, the sources said. These developments followed the pledge by the British home secretary, Reginald Maudling, that the fight with the IRA's urban guerrillas will be waged with "utmost vigor and determination." Maudling was addressing the British House of Commons Thursday amid a national outcry ov�r Wednesday's execution of three young Scots soldiers, found shot through the head on the outskirts of Belfast. Their deaths brought this year's total to 20 in riots and shootings coinciding with a campaign launched by the IRA's provisional wing, militant nationalists! sworn to unite Northern Ireland with the neighboring Irish Republic. Explosions early today damaged a post office in the Falls Road area of Belfast and a government employment bureau in Dungannon, County Tyrone. The only casualty was a nightwatch-man injured by flying glass at Dungannon. The hunt for the killers of the three British soldiers spread across the Irish Sea to London and other major cities. Detectives raided known haunts of IRA sympathizers among the Irish population of London, Manchester and Liverpool. MONTREAL (CP) - Paul Rose told a jury today he "never concealed the fact that I took part in the kidnapping of Pierre Laporte," Quebec's labor minister who was slain last October. "And I'm proud of it," he said in a summation to the 12-man jury. But Rose did not admit to the cabinet minister's murder. "The only thing I said was that I took part in the kidnapping. "I don't speak of anything else because it's a question of solidarity. It involves every member of the FLQ.". Rose said the kidnapping "succeeded in shaking up the financiers, the exploiters and the dominators." "If the same conditions occurred again, gentlemen of the jury, I am sure I would act in exactly the same way." Any Quebecers in his place would have the same feelings and attitudes, said the 27-year-old schoolteacher. CLAIMS DENIED LAWYER He described himself as "a Quebecer who refused to accept the jurisdiction of the court, a Quebecer who was denied a lawyer but in a very, very legal way." Earlier, Rose told the jury he is also proud to be a member of the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec. Rose, also unsuccessful in seeking a mistrial before he began summing up, said: "You could have bitter sentiments. I have none. My only feelings are of pride." He said be is also "proud of the struggle" he is engaged in "with many others to liberate the people of Quebec." Defence testimony was ended Thursday by the judge after he listened for two days to complaints and insults from Rose. He notified the jury that the defence was terminated, bringing down his ruling after Rose called him hypocritical. By gum, itfs a sticky situation CALGARY (CP) - The Jubilee Auditorium in northwest Calgary has a chewing gum problem. A maintenance spokesman said hundreds of pounds of gum are removed every month from floors, seats and nine miles of carpeting. Last year, the maintenance staff removed a total of 2,500 pounds of gum, which they weighed. 'Necklace, bracelets and an elephant head for the library wall  OK, Mrs, TrudeauV ;