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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast high Thursday The Lctlibridgc Herald MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER IB CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 48 claims iceberg in T3 murder By ROD CURRIE WASHINGTON CP The government has claimed for legal purposes a rcanned iceberg in the Arctic Ocean is the same as an American ship and the government therefore has legal jurisdiction to try Mario accused in the socalled T3 ice island In a memo filed before a court in nearby Alex andria the government said the tl has main tained a weatherstation on T3 almost continuously since Therefore the or tabulai iceberg as the iremo calls should be regarded as a ship since it was occupied by a agency and flew toe American Last October defence lawyers filed a motion with U S District Judge Oren Lewis asking that the charge against Escamilla he dismissed on grounds an ice is land is not part of the high seas as defined by Congress lias courts had jurisdiction over crimes committed on vessels and aircraft that aie in international waters or The de fence contended that if the law was intended to in clude ice islands it would have said Fought over wine of Santa is accused of murdering Bernie leader of the 19 man team of weather last July A navy investigator testified at a preliminary hearing last August that the death apparently occurred dur ing a dispute over ownership of 15 gallons of raisin Judge Lewis has not yet set a date for argu ment on jurisdictional but the trial of who is free on has been set for May Last summer LeRoy one of Escamillas said he could see the case eventually going before the International Court at The Hague or be fore a nationpossibly Canadaclaiming that T3s position is within its territorial Escamilla was flown from the Arctic to Washing tons Dulles Airport and thus came within the jur isdiction of the Alexandria T3 is a 150footthicfc ice slab that drifts through the Arctic At the time of the it was estimated to be about 325 miles south of the North Chinese spies work on us OTTAWA CP Establishment of a Chinese em bassy here recently will mean the location of more agents in HCMP Commissioner Higgitt said He was asked by Harold Stafford LElgin wheth er he maintained his 19G9 position that the new em bassy would mean an increase in That was not quite my Commissioner Higgitt replied before the Commons justice He said he had been asked at a news conference whether a mainland Chinese embassy would result in more agents in The obvious answer had to be When Stafford pressed the Solicitor General JeanPierre Goycr intervened to say an im proper picture of relations with Communist countries shouldnt be developed as relations were Asks about Russians Stafford asked whether Higgitt thought the threat of Soviet espionage had increased or The commissioner replied that this was a value judgment but he could say it was less than it had been at times in the Stafford asked whether Higgitt is aware of the Praxis which he said had been given in federal funds to promote At the poor peoples conference last fall in Stafford the corporation had been the organ and the conference had passed controversial resolu including one indicating support for the FLQ and its demand for lelease of political Certainly Im the commissioner I run os cimceincd as Canadian Dai id Orhkow North I noted Hut Stephen a Toronto is on the board of Pi axis Government hikes g to Alberta homeown increase election hint GORDON KERR new wildlife director Government to announce appointments Dr J Donovan minis ter rf lands and was to announce in the legislature to day the appointment of Goidon Kerr a native of as the new director of fish and wildlife for the He is the son of and Jim longtime resi dents of the Crowsnest Mr Kerr succeeds who was named to the threeman Alberta Environ ment Control Authority late last A graduate of the University of with a masters degree in Ken was regional wildlife biologist at Lethbridge during the early part of the He left here to take over as chief wildlife biologist for the A former Grant who was re gional wildlife officer here at the same time as Kerr was the is to be named administrative assistant to EDMONTON CP Pre mier Harry Strom rekindled speculation of a spring provin cial election Tuesday in the legislature when he announced a increase in the provin cial homeowners The premier has indicated he intends to call an election tliis jear but has given no in dication of the He said in the legislature Tuesday the homeowners introduced in 1966 at will be increased to ADDED BENEFITS There were added benefits for persons on the old age pen sion and the guaranteed an nual They will have their rebate in creased to from the pres ent The increases are effective this The grants are made to municipalities by the prov The in make the payments by cheque to P r o g r e s sive Conservative Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed said many people would be disappointed by the Social Credit governments an nouncement because no consid eration was given to persons renting Lougheed also said the measure did not provide full relief for pensioners and that Viet Cong forces advance in Laos HAM Vietnam AP Repeated North Vietnamese on slaughts are driving the South Vietnamese out of their bases in Laos and back toward their bor der with heavy heli copter pilots reported They can talk about helicop ter mobility all they but from where Im flying theres only one way to describe and a bad said one Another called it a In the last five days the South Vietnamese have abandoned two of their four fee artillery or fire bases south of eastwest Highway retreated 15 miles and now are about 14 miles from the South Vietnamese bor the pilots A thiid Landing Zone appears theyie knocked out quite a few enemy supplies and maybe even cut the Ho Chi Minn trail in one or two said one but they havent stopped the enemy from moving men or and theyre taking a hell of a lot of Radio Hanoi said the Com munist command in Laos has ordered all its troops to pur trap and annihilate the and Saigon puppet Seeks reelection SEOUL AP President Chung Hee Park was nominated Wednesday by the Democratic Republican party he heads to seek a third fouryear term in an election to be held in the last week of The curient term of the 53yearold former soldier expires June the basic amount for all home owners should have been in creased to Strom said his govern ment made the decision fol lowing two years of study of requests that property taxes be relieved of costs of education and other services to NECESSARY STEP The premier said the prov ince is opposed to levying new taxes and regards as a neces sary step a recent move to set provincial grants to mu nicipalities from oil and natural gas royalties at He said the new government policy on the grants to mu introduced during the current legislature will not be The government sees no purpose in referring the mat ter to a committee or holding The responsibility of budgeting is the prerogative of the crown and the government must assume responsibility for its fiscal the province dis tributed onethird of royalties to municipalities and the abandonment of this policy re sulted in requests for hearings from municipal In a radio interview later Strom said Albertas homeowners probably are bet ter off than British Columbias although their homeowner grants are He was asked if this did not compare unfavorably with B rebates of to home which may be raised by that Provinces Social Credit government to this session of the PFAA on the way out OTTAWA CP Agriculture Minister Olson indicated this week that amendments aimed at grad ually eliminating the Pi an ic farm assistance program will soon lie placed before Parliament Discussing the matter in the Commons miscellan nnis estimates Oisou said there is no or conflict between the agriculture stabili xalion program and federal crop But he said that with implementation of the stabili zation many western farmers felt the assis program should be gradually The slavhzation picgiani never be a sub ititute for ciop insurance because they served two different and Wheat exports climb OTTAWA shov elled a substantial amount from her bursting grain bin during the first six months of the cur r e n t bookkeeping year for exporting million Dominion Bureau Statistics reported In the comparable August to January period last ex ports of wheat totalled mil lion This years exports also crept above the mil lion bushels exported on an av erage during the last 10 Tctal estimated supplies of wheat in Canada for the 197071 crop jear declined 13 per cent to million bushels from the equivalent August to July period in Wheat supplies available for expcit and carryover are ex pected to reach 2 million II per cent below the million in Seen and heard About town T OYAL SCOT Frank Bar snorting over Patricks Day saying people arc divided into two groups Those who are Irish and those who are glad they arent Maxine Higgins telling Rrno Lizzi hed reach ed the gogo but the gonegone stage Diana Oudshoorn turning out to be the top with two m a Grade 5 basket ball game Final score THE MINISKIRT WAS PURPLE Accompanied by a sheriffs Angela Davis arrives at o San Rafael courtroom with a smile and wearing a purple The 27 yearold UCLA philosophy instructor and black militant is charged with kidnap and conspiracy in a gun battle in which four persons died last Britain accepts demand for crackdown on From BELFAST CP Britain has accepted the Northern Ire land governments demand for a tougher crackdown on Irish Republican Army in formed sources said An urgent review will start at once on the British armys man power and material require ments in the embattled Decisions are expected in time for Northern Irelands prime James Chichester ment These developments emerged after urgent talks in London Tuesday between Chichester CIark and Prime Minister Ed ward A sign of the military import ance of the talks was the pres ence of Britains lop Sir Geoffrey chief of the general and his Northern Ireland Harry The outcome of talks could mean a considerable strength Penalty phase completed in Tate murder trial ening of British forces in the sources The Northern Ireland premier also is thought to have de manded a massive roundup of terrorists End internment with out The British government is re luctant to extend the scale of its operations in Ulster because it is feared that harsh measures against the IRA could turn the uncommitted majority against the police and British security ChichesterCIark faces a criti cal vote of noconfidence March 29 in the Ulster Unionist Coun Ms partys grassroots organ WARM AND WET Normal temperatures are expected for most of Canada according to the 30day outlook of lhp United States weather Heavy precipitation is forecast for muh of Eastern Build Aplant HAMBURG Reuter The worlds biggest nuclear power costing million and producing will bo built near the mouth of the Woser Ruer in noithucst Ger and Siiirt o p c r a t ions around the end of it was announced LOS ANGELES AP The defence and prosecution have rested their cases in the penalty phase of the Sharon Tate mur der Only final lawyers ar guments remain before the jury makes it decision life imprison ment or death for diaries Man scn and three young Superior Court Judge Charles Older told the jurors Tuesday he estimated the case would be given It them in one week The which convicted Charles Manson and three women codefendants of mur derconspiracy must de cjcle whether the sentence will be death in the gas chamber or life behind The released from their homeawayfromhome at the Ambassador Hotel early in the penalty will be sequestered for their pen alty the judge The defence called 29 wit nesses in tile penalty phase Queen Juliana visits daughter MONTREAL CP Queen Juliana of The Netherlands ar rived here Tuesday night for what a Dutch consulate spokes man said was a strictlv private visit with her 24yearold daugh ter Princess after calling none during the trial The state called three It had called 84 in the Testimonyin the penalty phase ended Tuesday as the trial entered its 10th Manson did not testify but the three women each took the stand during the penalty admitted participation in the killing of Miss Tate and six oth ers in and swore that 36yearold hip pietype clan w as not in Nixons daughter to marry WASHINGTON AP End ing the secret that nearly even one has known for Presi dent Nixon has announced his daughter Trida will many Har lard law rudent Edward in a White House ceremony June The president and Nixon made the formal announcement Tuesday night at a party that was a threeway the first ladys ofilh Patricks Day of the engagement of his 25year old PM Gandhi elected to lead party NEW DELIU AP Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was unanimously elected the undis puted leader of her ruling par liamentary party today and the head of the next Indian govern The 440 members of both houses of parliament belonging to the took just 14 fulfil the constitu tional formality of choosing a ;