Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR SO. LXV No. 84 e Herald ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES ill no hurry vote OTTAWA (CP) Canadians, like himself, have no desire for an election in the immediate future, Trims Minister Trucleau says. But pre-election activity by government and oppo- sition MPs may make one inevitable "at some point." Interviewed for the CTV network program lion Period taped Friday and sliown Sunday, Mr. Tru- ear starting April 1. Debate starts today and will continue until even' MLA cares to do so has voiced his opi n ib n on the -spent! ing pro- gram. In his budget speech, Mr. Miniely outlined the amounts of money thai be spent on Hems deemed important in tho earlier Ilirone speech. In addition to money for tlio aged, handicapped nncl the mentally ill, the budget pro- vides funds for hefty improve- ments to agriculture and em- ployment creating p re grains. HILLS BEFORE "HOUSE During coming weeks the legislature carry on its normal business which ]y includes seven government bills ;nd one non-government bill. There are also 15 Opposition resolutions io be debated and put to a voU1. Current bills before tlw house include: (he Alberta bill of rights, the Motor Vehicle Acci- dent Claims Act, the Wildlife Act, an act respecting tlie min- ister of industry and com- merce, the Bcc Act, the depart- ment of Education Amendment Act, the Coroners Act and one non-government, act, an act fo amend the Legislative Assem- bly Act, Resolutions include, among other things, a motion to stan- dardize school de-sign, a three- yesr moratorium on (he use of chemical defoliants, (.hat teach- ers be paid on (Jie basis of ''competence, energy or and a motion for commu- nily-based health care facili- ties, INJURED IN BELFAST injured man lies on road- way awaiting arrival of ambulance after massive ion in Belfast today. In bottom photo an old re- ceives first-aid. (AP U.So5s choice WASHINGTON (CP) A Mackenzie ValJey oil pipeline roule th rough Canada wouidi cause less damage to the envi- ronment than (he proposed Trans-Alaska pipeline, a long- awaited interior department re- port said Monday. On economic grounds, it says, there is not much to choose be- tween (he two. But on the grounds of United States national security, the Alaska pipeline was clearly fa- vored because it could deliver North Siope Alaskan oil up to three years sooner than any of the other alternatives. The n i n e -v o 1 u m e report weighing 25 pounris was pre- pared under court order after conservation groups won an in- junction in blocking pipe- lirjft construction. The interior department hopes (he report on the environmental impact of the proposed project will the courts, but con- servation groups have indicated they will demand new public hearing on grounds the final re- port includes new material not considered at previous hearings. The report concedes that "perfect no-spill performance would be unlikely during the lifetime of the pipeline." And it gives detailed assessments of a wide variety of da ma ging e f Iccts en wildlife, and streams, Alaska's native peo- pies and the North Pacific through wloich tinkers would transport the oil to U.S. West Coast ports. Canadian objections to UIB prcpcscd 800-mile trans-Alaska line have centred on increased tankor traffic generated by Trioving oil from Alaska's ice- free southern port of Vakle-z to ihe West Coast, because of po- tential pollution damEgc to the British Columbia coast. The interior department em- phasized that iLs statement does not contain any decisions. II adds that "no action on the ap- plication for tlie (construction) permit wilt be taken for at least. 45 days, because of the com- plexity of the analysis.11 Montana votes on gambling HELENA. Mont. egates to the Montana consti- tutional convention, after sev- eral hours of debate, decided on the weekend to put the question of legalized gam- bling lo the voters. The vote on whether to lift the current han on gambling will be held June 6. The bomb went off in front of the News Letter, a leading Prot- estant newspaper. A News Let- ter journalist said there were huge pools of blood in the street and several people appeared to have been blinded by the blast Events leading up to the ex- plosion wore confused but policB said there appeared to be a se- ries of telephone calls warning of imminent explosions in at least three streets. Army experts estimated the size of (lie explosive at nearly 100 pounds, The car, a delivery van, disintegrated. Shop fronts and windows were destroyed. All of the city's ambulances tt-ere and rushed to Ihe scene of carnage. Emer- gency operations were carried out on the sidewalk by surgeons to remove shattered limbs. LIE IN BLOOD The dead and dying lay in pools of blood in the street. The injured staggered around the street, blood pouring irom their wounds. Tears streaming down his face, a policeman shouted: "The swine who did this will gain nothing by it." IL was the second major blast In Belfast's centre this month. On March 4, a bomb ripped through a central Belfast res- taurant packed with mothers ami children, killing two women and injuring 135 persons. The bomb exploded without, warning in the Abercorn restaurant, crowded with women taking a break from their Saturday shop- ping in the downtown area. -on 2 r seen pos MOSCOW (AP) Communist party chief Brezhnev said today Soviet leaders will talk with President Xixon in May wilh the Iwlief improve- ment of i'oviet-U.S. relations is possible. But in an apparent reference to Soviet support of North Viet- nam and (he Viet Cong, he .said any improvement in Soviet- American relations would not bo "at the expense of some third countries or peoples, not to the detriment of their lawful rights and interests." Breztmev expressed full sup- port for the peace proposals of his Vietnamese allies to end the Indochina war and said the Rus- sians "wrathfully condemn tha bandit bombings of North Viet- namese territory by American aviation." He demanded an end to U.S. bombing and "a with- drawal of the interventionists from Indochina." Reviewing Soviet foreign pol- icy in a speech lo a congress of trade unions. tlte party chief said tiie Soviet Union is ready In improve its relations with China, but "it is up to the Chinese side now." Brezhnev said the Soviet Union "rejects the slanderous inventions of Cliinese propa- ganda about the policy of our parly and state." The restcratibn of contacts be- tween ths United States and China is a "natural phenome- LEONID BREZHNEV Brezhnev but "facts, the subsequent deeds of the Slates and China, will speak the decisive word ebout the significance of the Pe- king laiks'' between Nixon and tlie Chinese leaders. He look note of Nixon's en- dorsement of the five principles of peaceful coexistence which Washington spurned for many years and said, "This, of course, can only be welcomed." "It is important, however, not to put these principles down on paper, but also to im- plement he said. Red-carpet treatment Ontario V A U XII ALL Two m en were killed and eight others in- jured Saturday night in a head- on collision on Highway 36, two miles north of here. Killed instantly was Gordon .Johnston, 35, of Calgary, and Elmer Badger, 23, of Vauxhall, who died shortly after the acci- dent. The eight injured, reported by RCMP in satisfactory con- dition, were taken to Taber General Hospital following tho accident. Coroner Dr. B. B. of Taber has ordered an autopsy and inquest, minister in Cuba Great Falls youlli plucked from mountain CRAIG, Mont. (AP) Res- cue workers successfully pluck- ed a 15-year-old Great Falls youth from his precarious perch on a 500-foot high ledge above Ihe Missouri River loday. Scoff, Craigle. son of a Malm- slrom Air F'orce Base sergeant, liar! fallen Sunday while climb- ing in nigged Wolf Creek Can- yon some 30 miles south of Great Falls. About 15 volunteers from the Cascade County search and rescue unit, sheriff's depart- ment and Malmstrom aided in lowering the youth down (he mountainside. TORONTO (CP) An On- tario cabinet minister, A. B. R. (Bert) Lawrence, is in Cuba on an unannounced nine-day per- sonal trade mission which he says has opened with "surpris- ing" red-carpel treatment from Cuban officials, It makes him probably Ihe firsl "senior" North American politician to visit Cuba in an of- ficial capacity since Fidel Cas- tro came to power in 1959, he said in an interview in Havana. Mr. Lawrence, Ontario's pro- vincial secretary for resources development and one of four senior cabinet ministers in the Progressive Conservative gov- ernment of Premier William Dans, was detected acciden- tally by Bob Sulton, a reporter for the Kitchener-Waterloo Record who was in Havana on the first tourist charter flight from Canada since 1059. The 94 tourists returned to To- ronto Sunday by Air Canada charter. Another four charters will fly to Cuba by April 1C, two from Toronto and two from Montreal. Mr. Lawrence, who holds one of four recently-formed secre- cadi of which is respon- sible for several government de- portments, said in Havana Sun- day he intends to return to Cuba with four of his cabinet col- leagues for further trade talks. Seen and heard About town Anne Me- Crpcken attending a camping meeting in Fort Macleod in her birthday suit a lovely gay point outfit Everett Clnigg seeking lamb's liver for Sunday breakfast and Eddie Jasman grimacing with the thoughts of wool in his mouth Bill Havingn buying an anchor for shore- fishing so Ihe big ones won't drag him in. Mother, baby are killed near Brooks BROOKS A 16- clay-old baby and his 18-year- old mother were killed Sunday when the car the woman was driving was in a collision wilh another vehicle at an uncon- trolled intersection near Brooks, 00 miles northeast o( Lethbridgc. The victims were identified as Wendy Louise Phillips, ol Tilley, and her baby, Michael. Elderly had to dig into savings Fanner carries Liberal banner VULCAN' (OP) Andrew WcAlistcr, a ftf-yrar-old farmer from Lomond, has been nomi- nated the Liberal party can- didate in the federal consti- tuency of Crowfoot. He defeated Mrs. Lola Lange of Claresholm, a member of the Commission on the Slalus of Women, and Rancher LyaU Oirrey, is tha CBG OTTAWA (CP) Statistics Canada released figures today indicating a heavy pi-oporiion of older people had incomes under S-I.OOfl a year in 1969 and had to draw on savings or go into debt to get by. The figui-es were contained in the first issue of a new .Statis- tics Canada publication which will report periodically en retail prices and living costs, giving more elaborate daU than the nvmtJily report on consumer prices. A survey was taken of more than families and individ- uals living alone early in 1970, asking them lo report tAcir pre- tax incomes and their expendi- hires during 1969. was then projected (o cover Ote estimated 5.83 million families i-ml unattached individuals in the country. An estimated 1.39 million had incomes under and of these, families snd indi- v i d u a 1 s had incomes under W.OOO. The average age of the head of the family in the latter group was nearly 63. Tha aver- age age of Hie family head in the lo income group was 52. The average age of all family heads was 47.2, and in income categories about S4.000 a year, the average age drops to about 42. The figures showed that In Ihj lowest income group under Ihe average pre-tax in- come was and the av- erage family used up of ils went into debt lo that extent. In the to S3.999 class, average income before tax was and the average family used up its assets or went into debt to the extent of 5285.20. But for all families in Canada, the average income before taxes waj and they in- creased their assels by each. For all families, more than M per cent were home-owners, and over 71 per cent owned cars ,r trucks. Seventy-five per cent of all family heads wera Canadi- an-born, and 10 per cent had wives employed full-time. For the two lowest i n- come groups, nearly 50 per cent were home-owners, and 27.S per cent of them with incomes under owned cars or frucks, while 46.4 per cent in the to group owned motor vehicles. Statistics Canada earlier re- ported that "low income fami- below the so-called poverty those who had incomes in ISG9 under a year for individuals living alone, for families of two, for families of three, for families of four, and for families of five and more.