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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta m HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 55 No. 78' The Lcthbridge Herald ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAKCIl 13, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES Quebec-Ottawa rift solved OTTAWA People should not expect Ufnpia from Ibc govcr time tit, says Prime Minister Tni- cicau. "All can do, and il will have to be done in conjunclion with (lie other sectors of the economy, is to try ami establish guidelines which respond to a. certain number of he said in an inter- view. "Industrial strategy" means different things to dif- ferent people, he (old Michael Barkway, publisher and editor of tlic Financial Times of Canada. Jt could mean economic growth, or providing more jobs for a growing labor force, or a program to meet the problems of regional inequality. Should it he based mainly on "the need to deter- mine your own economic environment rather than let- ting foreign investment The prime minister said all the questions are inter- woven, "Tltc government never promised that it would suddenly, quickly, bring in an industrial strategy which would meet all these The total answer for society, he said, can only be given, not by the government, but by the govern- ment plus all other .sectors of the economy. "Ah we can do is discuss the right questions with them and come up with answers which are acceptable to the majority of Canadians, things have to be clone by private enter- prise, many decisions will still he taken by them, and the kind of society we will have will be the result of whnl gnvernmenls want anil what business is will- ing lo do and what Ihc, consumer Must be cautious Mr. Trudeau said that although greater develop- ment in secondary manufacturing is needed to absorb more of the labor force, Canada should not go over- board in that priority in the long run because values may change. People maj' more leisure or more services and less from secondary industry in (he way of con- sumer goods, he added. It was a problem that would have (o be worked out by government, management and labor. Carefully emphasizing [hat his government is con- cerned about (he plight of the unemployed, Mr. Tru- dcau suggested "there is perhaps a different work ethic emerging in our society." "Perhaps lhcri> is .1 ginning percentage, of peo- ple, fliongh I'm SUIT it's .still very small, don't lo continue looking to work in the traditional sense in order to fulfill themselves as human beings.... "Our statistical definition of unemployment does in- clude a certain number don't want jobs or have actually refused jobs. If we try (o gear the economy lo a pilch which will absorb this kind of person, we aiU obviously gear il. wrong." head for MOSCOW (Router) A dele- gation of the Supreme Soviet led by Nikolai Tikhonov, a Soviet deputy pre- mier, left (oday for Canada, Tass news agency reported. The Soviet delegation is re- turning a visit by a group of Ca- nadian senators to the Soviet Union two years ago. It will visit Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Banff and Vancouver over a 10-day period. Tiie group was scheduled to arrive in Ottawa later today fol- lowing a non-stop flight from Moscow. to picket the garage In rotating shifls. This is the first strike by bus drivers against, the city since the municipal government gained control of the bus serv- ice more than two years ago. It is also the first time since 1914 that residents of Halifax have been without a public transportation service. The city-owned transit com- pany offered the workers a 40- cent-an-hour wage increase over a -two-year contract hut had been turned down. The offer would lias'c given drivers, wbo now earn an aver- age an hour, 26 cents retroac- tive (o Jan. 1 and another 14 cents effective Jan. 1, 3973. Union demands have not been disclosed. The transit workers operate a fleet of diesel buses within the 24.5 square mile radius of the city. Company officials estimate that more than people use the bus service weekly. Meanwhile, a work slowdown by city firemen was cancelled as members of Local 263, Inter- national Association of Fire- fighters notified by union officers to maintain full duty. sought in connection with his flight from St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary Dec. 24, are due aboard Iberia Airlines flight 971. He said the Geoffroys would be taken off the direct Madrid- Montreal flight ahead of other passengers. Geoffroy would he transferred by police car to QPP detention ceils here and his wife taken to Tanguay women's detention centre, Insp. Melanson said. Reuter news agency quoted Mrs. Geoffroy as saying shortly before the plane left Madrid: "We are both returning to Can- ada voluntarily. I will stand by my Geoffroy absconded while on a 50-hour pass that began Christmas Eve. He was serving a life sentence after being con- victed ot strangling his first wife. Geoffroy married his mis- tress, Carmen Parent, 27, the day he was let out of the peni- tentiary. She is sought on four charges connected with his use of a fraudulent passport during his flight lo Europe. The Geoffreys were arrested in Barcelona in northeastern Spain a week ago after being tracked through London and Oslo by an international police search. The Geoffreys were held in separate cells in the Barcelona cily jail until they were re- leased earlier today and brought to Madrid by private aircraft to meet the Montreal flight. Rock, a Quebec I-.ib.eral MP for the last 10 years, says he will cross the floor of the House of Commons today and sit with Uie Conservatives, The member for Lachine rid- ing said he has lost faith in the Trudcau government and that he will run as a Conservative candidate in liis riding in the next federal election, expected sometime this year. Mr. Rock, in au interview in Montreal Sun day, scored the Liberals "for doing now what the Conservatives were doing in unemployment." "In 1962, I ran against the PCs to oppose their austeri ty program which was causing un- he said. "Now the Liberals have done the same thing and it's going to get worse. "Now I ask you, how can a person stay in a party like that? I just don't Mr. Rock, 49, a native of Montreal, was a Lachine alder- man before entering federal pol- itics. Find tvoinan alive snow slide cide when it is ready to discuss the constitution. He said (he family allowance Issue was the only reason tho Victoria charter failed. Meanwhile, Mr. Trudeau con- tinued to hedge on the possible timing of the next federal gen- era! election and on when Can- ada's long-awaited foreign own- ership policy would be an- nounced. Although all political parties are gearing for an election this year, Mr. Trudcau repeated that the election could come as late as 1973. The election could be called in June and held in September. In saying what he thought be the main theme of (he election, lie also hinted at what might be contained in the forth- coming government foreign ownership statement, which he sa'd would be anntujiced soon without saying exactly when. He sa id t lie poli cy h ad not bsen announced because it would have to be applied "in a specific way" rather than as a general theme. MUST BE SPECIFIC He said rules would have to be spelled out governing foreign investment in Canada regarding specific industries involved, their circumstances and the sec- tion of the country involved. He also said the election theme of "a Canada which is just to individuals" would mean new industrial and economic policies to assure that Canadian development provides justice for everyone. To do tin's, Canadians would have to specialize in certain areas of endcsvor rather than simply imitate whatever is being done in the United States, raid unions and managemenl would have to "understand one another a little more" in order to compete realistically in whal he termed cut-throat interna- tional markets, Mr. Trudeau said the Ottawa- Quebec social services agree- ment now Vould be offered to other provinces for their ac- ceptance. He said it would allow each province to adept its own family allowance plan. in DOMODOSSOLA, Italy (CP- Hauler) A Canadian woman was found alive today b y tracker dogs almost 48 hours after being buried by an ava- lanche. Police said she was saved by young pine trees which had been dragged down by the snow and had formed a smali dome trapping enough air for sur- vival. Police named the woman as Margaret Randolph Laidlaw, 35, of Toronto and described her condition as "satisfactory" but said she was suffering frostbite. Rescue workers had from been Socreds press 'fair share' plan for small producers iti month-long Peru Ambassadors hold first meeting PARIS (AD U.S. Ambas- sador Arthur Watson and Chinese Ambassador Huang Chen met today for the first in the series of meetings they will hold to maintain contact be- tween their governments. The meeting at the Chinese emhassy lasted SO minutes and Watson told reporters: "We had a friendly and warm dis- cussion, and we hope il. is the beginning of many others." Neither Watson nor tiie Chinese said what was dis- cussed, but the White House in announcing Friday that Paris had been chosen as the site for the ambassadorial (alks said Ihcy would deal with (ravel and trade matters. LIMA (Reuter) More than persons are reported homeless, at least 36 dead and about 200 injured in the month- long deluge that has swamped parts of Peru. Officials say 20 persons are missing and the remoteness of many of the stricken tow-ns and villages make a full estimate of the number of dead and injured unlikely for several days. Thirty-seven cities and towns have beer, flooded and at least 100 roads through the country are impassable. TIIE HERALD Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Social Credit opposition will propose the Albert a government re- quire by Jaw that smalt pro- ducers receive a "fair share'1 of the agricultural market. A motion "that a statutory obligation be placed on all pro- vincial marketing -boards to guarantee a fair share of the Alberta market for the small agricultural producer" is set for consideration by the legisla- ture late today or Tuesday. The motion, by Jim Hender- son (SC Wetaskiwin-Leduc) is intended to set a "minimum quota" on the production of hogs, eggs and broilers. Mr. Henderson said in an in- ter vi that at present about 80 per cent of the eggs in Al- berta are produced by IS per cent of the producers. Asked for comment, Agricul- ture Minister Hugh Horner said "I don't think you can legislate a portion of the market." He added is some question of its constitution- ality." gong Alberta trade team to Japan Tlii- Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON An Alberta government trade mission will visit Japan in September lo promote sales of products from agriculture and secondary in- dustry. The delegation will likely visit other countries as welt, said Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner. Seen and heard About town r'OURMET Joe Maltcc c 1 a i ming the name Chickenman after consuming three orders LaRene Steed wondering when Doug is going to fix her dishwash- er, washing machine, drier and vacuum cleaner Lome Benson deciding not lo go to Calgary when his car was unable to travel at more than 30 m.p.h. against strong head winds. Landslide victory for Gandhi NEW DELHI (AP) India's victory in the December war with Pakislan appeared today lo he sweeping Prime Minister Gandhi's forces to another land- slide victory at the polfs. In partial returns from rlrr- tions held last week in 16 of In- dia's 21 states and two federal territories, Mrs. Gandhi's left- of-centro Congress parly had won nearly 80 per cent of the legislative and council seats de- cided, controlling majorities in five stales and the New Delhi municipal council, and was leading in eight other slates. Counting did not begin in two slates- -West Bengal and Tripur- today and in the Ifith slate a local parly allied with the Congress v.ns leading. A war on poverty had been a major campaign promise by Hie prime minister as she toured the country before the election. Meanwhile, the last Indian troops withdrew from Bangla- desh Sunday after a retreat pa- rade in Dacca Stadium at which Prime Minister Sheuk Mujibur Rahman look the salute. The wilhdrawal was com- pleted 13 days ahead of sched- ule and four days short of three months after the Pakistani sur- render at tiie end of the two- week war. Therp were Indian troops in the country then; lasl week between and were left. Bangladesh now has an army of to men lo back up the police and mililia in keeping order among tiie 75 mil- lion people, many fear that the Indian withdrawal will result in a renewal of Bengali searching for her since Satur- day and this morning one of the, tracker dogs found the spot where she was buried. The resellers were amazed to find Mrs. Laidlaw alive and im- mediately rushed her to hospital here, police said. CONDITION' NOT BAD Police added lhal she was suf- fering from frostbite lo her feel and other parts of her body but her condition was not serious. A doctor was on band when res- cuers dug her free and gave her first aid, they said. They said Mrs. Laidlaw and her husband were among 500 tourists trapped in (lie skiing village of Macugnaga near the Swiss border for the last few days because of ava- lanches. Between 120 and 130 are Britoas. Macugnaga lies at feet at the foot of the huge foot Monte Bosa range of moun- tains. The tourists trapped there have plenty of food and medi- cines but bad weather is pre- venting helicopters from drop- ping mail and newspapers. plead guilty NEW YORK (API Author Clifford Irving and his wife, Edith, pleaded guilty today to federal charges of conspiring to defraud a publisher with a fake autobiography of billionaire re- cluse Howard Hughes. When Judge John Cannella asked the 41-year-old writer to describe what he didj Irving re- plied: "It was that I conspired to convince McGraw-Hill that I was in communication with Howard Hughes, when, in fact, I was not." The judge asked Mrs. Irving: "What did you do that was a criminal Mrs. Irving, 36, speaking rap. idly and with a German accent, said she had signed certain cheques from the McGraw-Hill publishing company made out to H. R. Hughes, and that she had used false documents. "I put the money in and she said. ADMITS HOAX "Did you realize that you were part of a the judge asked. she replied. Conviction on the federal con- spiracy charge could mean pen- alties of up (o five years in prison and fines. Also scheduled to appear in court the Irvings today was researcher Richard Suskind. against the Biharis, the non- Bengali Moslem minority who generally supported the Paki- stani army in its slaughter of the Bengalis last summer. Fiphfinp broke mil Friday in Inn town of Khulna between Bonpnlis and Biharis and in- formed Bengali sources said that about 10 persons were killed. The Indian withdrawal also may open the way to diplomatic recognition of Bangladesh by tis United Stales, ;