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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY NEAR 60. "V0i7 No. 82 Lethlnidcje Herald LKTHBRiDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS, TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Hold-the-line budget seen tor Alberta By GBEG McINTYHE Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON The Alberta government Is expea- to hold the line on spending in its budget outline delivered today. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely win rise in [tie legislature at 8 p.m. to read from a prepared speech outlining the first Alberta budget ever prepared by a Progressive Conservative government. Mr. Miniely has been tight-lipped about what the budget will contain in ups and downs in spending for the various departments for the year starling April 1. He has, however, said there will he no sales lax im- posed in the immediate future. He has hinted that the new budget will be more streamlined and at the same time more informative than budgets from the recent Social Credit administration. The Loughecd cabinet lias tabbed 1972 a "belt- lightening year." Oil sales down Reasons for cutting spending include: a gener.il recession in Canada during 1970 and 1971 that left tax revenues across the land generally behind government expenses. Alberta oil lease sales down because resource com- panies are moving to the Arctic and elsewhere look- ing for new oil fields, and the budget left by the last government. The Socred government was defeated at tho polls In August after 36 years in office. Deputy Premier Hugh Horner said in an interview Thursday that the Socrcds "deliberately underesti- mated" this year's spending requirements by million. The 1871 budget was an elcclion year program, said the Tory cabinet minister, intended lo impress Ihe pub- lic that Ihe Socreds were running a tight sliip. Another reason for cutting back or at least holding the line on spending this year, said Dr. Horner, is (hat "it's just good budgeting procedure." At a.m. today two dozen members of the Al- berta Legislative Press Gallery Association met with Ihe treasurer in a room on the third floor of the leg- islature for a budget briefing. Mr. Miniely passed out copies of the budget to ba studied but kept secret until the start of his budget speech at 8 p.m. During the two-hour briefing news reporters were given time to ash the questions they needed onssvered lo write stories ahead of lime. MLAs will study Hie budget during the weekend In preparalion for the six-week budget debate and con- sideration of department by department spending esti- mates to start on Monday. "vatives train sights on Alta. seat DRAYTON VALLEY (CP) If the mountain can't come to Mohammed, Mohammed go to the moun- tain, is MID Progressive Conservative parly's answer to the problem of holding a nomination constituency of Rocky Mountain. To give parly members in the Alberta constituency a chance to participate in nom- inating a candidate, the Conservatives enlarged on a technique successfully used by the Liberal party be- fore the 1968 election. But, where the Liberals held nom- inating meetings in four centres, the Conservatives are holding [hem in 10. The constituency, second in size to Athabasca in Alberta, encompasses three national parks and was cre- in 1967. Liberal incumbent Allen Sulatycky won the scat from the Conservatives with a ma- jority in 1968. In an effort (o regain Hie seat, three Conservative randidates started their 1.000 mile jaunt March 6 and have completed eight of the meetings. Candidates Doug Caston and Joe Clark, both of Kdson, and Hugh Gourlay of Banff, drew about 4.50 voters (o meetings in Blair-more, Turner Valley, Banff, Jasper and Hinlon but meclings at Grande Cache and Swan Hills attracted only 23 people, Will name candidate Marilyn MacLean. president of the party constit- uency association, sairl Ihe travelling convention ends Saturday in Draylon Valley where Hie ballots will ha counted and Hie successful candidate announced. The party has appointed a returning officer and his deputy lo attend all 10 meetings and oversee the voting. Following each meeting, the previously-locked ballot bos is placed and sealed in a canvas bag by all three candidates and the returning officer. The box is re- moved from tho locked bag at the next mceling and Ihe box itself will be unlocked only after the final meeting. In determining the successful candidate, provision has hcen made lo ensure that the winner receives an absolute majority. Vofers are instructed to number Ihe candidates I-2-.1 on each ballot according to their Jf a majority vole is nol obtained after Ihe first count, the candidate with the least votes will drop out and his second-choice voles counted and assigned to Ihe appropriate remaining candirlale. The successful candidate will oppose Mr. Sulatycky, recently appointed parliamentary secretary to the In- dian affairs and northern development minister, Jean Chretien. Mr. Sulatycky estimated, in a recent interview, that hr lias covered about miles within the riding visiting ".ilb hLs constitiicnls. Oh that's Saint U of L It appears the University of Lcthbridge will receive less money from the provincial government this year than it did for 1971-72. A spokesman for (he Alber- la U n i v e r s ities Commission told The Herald this morning thai the U of L will receive Last year, the luiiversity re- ceived Dr. Bill Beckel, U of L Pres- ident, not available for comment at press time. The grants for all universities are as follows: University of Alberta ?57.185.000: Univer- sity of Calgary University of I.clhhridgc Athabasca Banff School of Fino Arts The total provincial contribu- tion to university operating grants for 1972-73 'is mil- lion. cancel BELFAST (AP) TITO more killings Thursday night ushered in St. Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland amid reports of steadily rising Protestant unrest and the consequent Ihreat of retaliation for the terrorism of the IRA's Roman Catltolic guerrillas. No observance of St. Patrick's Bay was planned today in the North, where Protestants out- number Catholics two to one. In former limes, the Catholics pa- raded in Iheir villages and Iheir districts of the cities, but all pa- r a d e s o t h Protestant and been banned for months because of the likelihood that they would touch off com- munal violence. A bomb exploded in a public lavatory Thursday night in Lur- gan, killing a 19-year-old woman, British troops foimd the body of a young man in a Catholic parish hall rorth of Belfast's Ardoyne district, a stronghold of the underground Irish Republi- can Army. He had been shot in the head, and Iho. army said it was not involved in his death. This brought the death toll to 278 in Northern Ireland since August, The British Army also re- ported at least two snipers wounded in a gunfight with ti-oops on the outskirts of Bel- fast and said one was captured. Two other civilians were shot and wounded in Belfast, but the army said its men were not in- volved. Seen and heard About town of Commerce president Terry liland .saying it is nice to sec the woman so ''prolific" at .1 meeting, then wondering if "prolific'1 was the right word lo use Alov Gilclirisl in- sisting lhal only a few Kd- monlonians knew him as flying fink" Rnh Oall ad- mitting defeat, in the mini- battle cf wite. Church destroyed LLOYDMINSTEIi, Alta. (CP) An explosion am! fire de- stroyed (he United Church and .Sunday school building at Para- dise Valley, 32 miles southwest of here. Constitutio comes under By THE CANADIAN PRESS A parliamentary committee on the constitution drew disap- proving reaction from two pro- vincial premiers when it presented its report Thursday. When he heard ils recommen- dation lhat any new1 constitution should provide for the right of self-determination "of any part of Premier A. C. Bennett of British Columbia said it should have been called wrecking committee." He also look issue with its view lhat some day the question of keeping the monarchy will have to be placed before the people. On economics, Premier Ger- ald Regan of Nova Scotia said: "Centralization of economic forces to any greater degree than already exists would he harmful." Mr. Bennett is Canada's only Social Credit premier, Mr. Regan is one of liirec Liberal premiers. FEW COMMENT Only a handful of provincial officials reacted to the proposal by the committee on the consli- tution lhat the country should have a "new and distinctively Canada" constitution which woidd give greater power over social policy to the provinces', hul in return give the federal government p r e a 1 e r control over economic matters. The committee report, re- sulted from tho 30 members vis- iling 47 cities across Canada and hearing witnesses w two years of public hearings. RECOMMENDS CONTROL It recommended that Parlia- ment be given the ullimale weapon to fight come suggested that in cases ef national emer- gencies declared by Parliament, Ihe provinces should delegate additional powers neces- sary to control prices, wages and other forms of income, in- cluding rents, dividends and profit to implement its prime re- sponsibility for full employment and balanced growth." AGAINST SPECIAL DEAI.S Acting Opposition Leader Cy MacDonald of Saskatchewan, a Liberal, said Canada needs a new constitution, but it should not contain any special provi- sions for Quebec or any other province. In Alberta, Don Getly, minis- ter of inter-govermnenlal af- fairs, said he understands the report contains "a lot of things we've been saying at federal- provincial conferences.1' Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta and Premier Ed Schrcyer of Manitoba said they would not comment officially on the report unlil they had a chance to study it. MAJOR PROPOSALS Among major proposals in the report: A bill of rights should be entrenched in a new constitu- tion. English and French should he recognized as the official language with the provinces empowered to designate other Synthetic iiightwear banned CRANBROOK, B.C. (CP) The Cranbrook District Hospi- tal Thursday banned synthetic nightwcar in the extended care area. A fire there killed two women Tuesday. Hospita 1 administrator Lv- man Swenerton said the ban on synthetic nJghlwear is only a first step and stronger mea- sures would follow. The fire started ,-it their labla In IJie extended care lounge and spread to their nightdothes. Jailed spy's wife charged (Rculer) MHU- reen Bingham, Iho wile of a naval expert jailed Monday for spying for the Rus- sians, charged today under the Offirinl Secrets Act, police said. Mrs. Bingham, in interviews wi (h the press a nd tclevis io n after her husband's trial, cir.imcd Miat she had encour- aged him to spy by making con- lact with tlic Russian embassy bcrft. languages within their boun- daries as having equivalent sta- tus. The committee says tho co nsti tu t ion "should form ally recognize Catiada as a multi- cultural country." Hi R f ode ral go vern ment should retain power to lish programs and pay benefits in areas such ES old age secu- rity, family allowances and youth allowances. But the prov- inces should lisve the right to vary Hie national scheme with respect lo the allocation of funds within the province. This principle appeared in the recent agreement between Quebec and Ottawa on family allowances. Ottawa should generally be paramount in economic mat- ters affecting tire whole country while the provinces should have control in soda 1 and cultura 1 areas. Ottawa should also have constitutional power to impose wage and price controls through Parliament. Provision should be made for the provinces to have a say in choice of senators and mem- bers cf the Supreme Court ot Canada. The power of the pri m e minister to dissolve Parliament cr.d call an election should be reduced, with Parliament .sil- ting for four years subicct In defeat by vole or 3 decision of the. Commons to dip- solve Parliament within that time. Parliament nov; sits for five years. Revenue from offshore re- sources should be shared equal ly between Ottawa an d the province adjacent to the de- velopment. And Sable Island should he recognized in a new constituti on as part of Nova Scotia rather than a federal re- sponsibility as it now is. Indica- tions of oil and gas were found on the Atlantic island last year. RETAIN MONARCHY While recommending numer- ous constitutional changes in its 256-page report, the commit- tee says Canadians should strive Io maintain the federal system and no sharp changes should be made in mon- archical system "at this time.1' It tosses a shuddering glance at Quebec secession, saying that any democratic move by a province to secede should be met by political bargaining and not by force. The committee stopped short cf proposing the right to self- determination for provinces but said the right should be recog- nized ES one "belonging to tho people." Committee approves new bank OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons finance committee Thurs- day approved tho creation of the United Bank, the lOHi feder- ally incorporated chartered bank in the country. Approval came after a Mo-1 vote approving the name de- spite objections from the United Trust Co. that the two financial concerns might be confused in the public mind. They have no connection. Benjamin Tyevinter, Toronto lawyer and chief spokesman for (lie said the bank will try to raise million through an offering of shares as soon as ils incorporation bill lias become law. The bill was pre- viously passed by the Senate am! now needs only final Com- mons approval and royal as- sent. (CP HIDDEN EYE Virtually unnoticed by other patrons, o man out of The Canadian Imperial Bank of Com- merce in the Montreal suburb of longueuil after he de- manded in cash from another teller, longueuil police have released a picture from the bank's hidden camera in the hopes of speedy identification. French referendum call upsets U.K. Tly THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some French commentators view President Georges Pompi- dou's call kr a referendum on expansion of the Common Mar- ket as the prelude to a final break with Charles de Gaulle's ultra-nationalist, anti-British, anti-American foreign policy. But the British government is upset because it gives new am- munition to British opponents of their country's move into Eu- rope. What has happened to the en- tente cordiale de Gaulle's suc- cessor was supposed to have re- newed, Britons were asking, But French observers anticipate a strong "yes" vote in the refer- endum April 30 or May 7 and said this would seal the revival Baboons feed boy following kidnapping SALISBURY. Rhodesia (Ren- ter) Bnboons are believed to have kidnapped an IB-months- old African boy at a 200 miles south of Salisbury and cared for him for nearly two days before releasing him un- harmed, police said. A search party, following tracks of the hoy and baboons. found the youngster in good condition. Though ho could not walk well nor feed himself, he was neither hungry nor thirsty when found. of close a SI i a n c e between France and London. Pompidou in his surprise .in- noiuicement at the end o f a news conference in Paris Thurs- day did not spell out in detail the question to be asked tha French voters. But he will seek Uicir ap- proval of the expansion of tho European Economic Community to include Britain, Norway, Denmark and The Republic of Ireland, all scheduled to join at the end of the year. BRFTAIV NOT INFORMED But Pompidou made a major diplomatic He did not inform British Prime Minister Edward Heath in advance, and some of Heath's senior cabinet ministers termed the announce- ment a "diplomatic bombshell." The British government re- treated to the official position that the referendum was en- tirely a French domestic mat- ter. But seme officials that Pompidou's failure to warn Heath what was coming ap- peared 1o contradict the view Heath has often the essence of friendship and al- liance within a greater Europe is mutual frar.kness, consulta- tion and co-ordination. British opponents of British entry into the Market lost no time in whipping up a campaign for a referendum in Britain, a vote Heath would rather not ri.sk because public opinion polls are still running against cross- ing the channel. Busing plans bared WASHINGTON (CP) Presl- d ent Nixon sent to Congress today details of liis plan to block further court-ordered "busing" of pupils to achieve racial balance in U.S. public schools. The plan will include spending S2.5 billion to improve education, mainly in ghetto schools. Nixon told a TV-radio audi- ence Thursday night that his program will "focus our efforts v.herc they really better education for all of our children rather than on more busing for some of our chil- dren." The president unveiled his key proposal in these words: "First, I shall propose legisla- tion that would call on immedi- ate halt to all new busing orders by federal morato- rium on rew busing." He an amendment to the ILS. constitution to ban the transport of chUdren by bus for the purpose of achieving large- scale racial integration de- serves consideration but is not the immediate solution becauss of the time required to enact such an amendment, perhaps 18 months. Action is needed now, lie said. As a first step, Nixon ordered the justice department lo "in- tervene in selected cases where the lower comls bare gone be- yond the Supreme Court's re- quirements in ordering busing.'1 The Supreme Court has ruled In a North Carolina case that transportation by bus is a legiti- mate tool in achieving integra- tion of blacks and whites in pub- lic schools. But the high court never has said it should be used to maintain widespread racial balance, as some of the lower courts have ordered. The busing issue is expected to play a major part in the pres- idential election campaign this year and already has thrown of the Democratic presidential contenders into dis- array. The Democratic primary elec- tion in Florida Tuesday was won by G eor ge Wallace, tha segregationist, governor of Ala- bama who is seeking the party's presidential nomination chiefly on a platform of opposition to busing. Former QUEBEC (CP) Former Creditiste leader Camil Samson has been expelled from the pro- vincial Crcditisfe caucus in tho Quebec national assembly, in- terim leader Armand Bois an- nounced Friday. Mr. Bois released minutes of n Creditiste caucus meeting at which the decision was taken Thursday. He also released a copy of a letter to Speaker Jean-Noel La- voie asking Jhat Mr. Samson's seat in Ihe assembly he Mr, Samson has sat in (he midst of the Creditiste benches since Mr. Bois replaced him as leader last month. Fishing mishap MEDICINE HAT (CP) Jacob Philip Fischer, 55, of Medicine Hat, a retired farm- er formerly of Horsham, Sask., drowned Thursday while ice fishing at Yellow Lake in this area. A gust of wind blew a chair inlo open water and ha fell in trying lo retrieve it. Suspected BOGOTA (Renter) An old German-bom rochisc alleged to be Martin Bormann, Adolf Hit- ler's onetime swaggering deputy was under arrest today after se- cret police marched info his lie-inn in the jungles of Colom- bia. Informed sources said Colom- bian officials already have asked Germany In supply Eormann's fingerprints for com- parison checks. Security men moved into the remoic Putumayo junpte region oftcr the magazine Sielc Dias (Seven Days) claimed Johann lives there with his Indian wile, a daughter and a really the deputy leader M ho van- ished from Berlin as the city fcli to Soviet troops in May, Bormann. "ho has hcen re- ported living in various parts of Sculh America over Ihe years, uouM be 71 if still alive today. Ehrmann .says he is 72. Polirc ordered Ehrmann's ar- rrsf after Iho magazine marie ils sensational latest in a string cf recent reported si gli tings of wan t ed Nazis in South America. This is not the fir.st time a man has been detained in South America accused of being Bor- matut. In May, 1957, Juan Flero Mar- tinez was arrested in Guate- mala City, but his fingerprints drd not- match those of Bor- mann. FOUND TWO lie is Ihe mwf wanted of all Nazi war criminals. Many of I bom were rep to ha ve refuge in America but rmly h'-vr over IKTII E i r b m n n and Franz Klangl, commander of the Trehlinka death camp in Po- land. Eichmr.nn was grabbed by Is- rael amenta in in I960 and whisked out of the country. He was put on (rial in Jerusa- lem and executed in May, 1902, for eaijsirg the deaths of su million Jews, Stangl. arrested in Sao Paulo, where tic had lived and worked for I? years, was extra- oiled to West Germany, con- victed for the murder of Jew's an.d died in jail in dorf. A ,-f no.ir former rviuntsin residence, officially declared Borm.inn dead in But 10 years later the Frankfurt prose- cutor-general said he rea- son lo believe ho was still alive 2nd hiding in South America. He offered a reward for infor- roatjon leading to his arrest. ;