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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 40-15. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 38 PAGES by big storm QUEBEC (CP) Mayor Gillds Lamonlagno said today a state of emergency exists here as police called in snowmobiles to rescue persons stranded in automobiles by a blizzard that raged here overnight. The mayor called for calm in a radio address. Many people are without electricity or stranded in downtown hotels and office buildings. The storm ripped through most of eastern and central HEROIC DOG Zacho, six-year-old German shepherd that found Mrs. Margaret Laidlaw of Toronto olive after she had been buried under an avalanche of snow in the Italian Alps for 45 hours, is greeted at Toronto International Airpori by 'Mrs. husband, Ernest. Zacho will star al ihe Canadian National Sports- men's Show in Toronto. Tax sleuths snoop for tips CALGARY (CP) Waiters, waitresses, bartenders, cab drivers all persons who receive tips have found the taxation department looking ior a bigger share this year. District auditors are examining income tax returns ol those in "grat'jilies employiLyuL" to weed OiJ. the ones who have underestimated tip receipts. But those under scrutiny say the government's esti- mates and the additional income tax assessments for Ihe four-year period covered by the audit are out of. line. Many have consulted their lawyers lo find relic! from Ihe additional assessments which range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, including a 25 per cent penally and annual interest charges of six per cent. Tom Cheney, Information officer of the Calgary taxation office, said for the last 18 months auditors have gone through the receipts of large southern Al- berta restaurants to calculate gross sales of each wait- ress, waiter or bartender. Gratuities can often be calculated exactly where tips were included in a bill and paid by credit card. The rate of tipping was then applied to total sales, giving a base for the department's calculations. Mr. Cheney said credit card purchases "may turn out to he a monster as far as waiters are concerned." "I think the department has come upon sometliing that is, a way of checking the amount of tips. The department has "substantial proof" that tips of credit card users can be accurately projected to credit card sales, Mr. Cheney said, so the assessments are reasonable. Billed for One bartender who asked not to be identified for fear the department would take even a closer look said he has been hilled an extra for the last two years. "It's (rue that I didn't declare lips, but I sure didn't make that much. "When (hey say I make it or IS per cent in tips, it's just not true. When a guy buys a beer he's not going to give me that in a lip." A waiter who gol a bill for 19C8, 1969 and 1970 said "they charged me for all of 1968 hut I only worked as a waiter for a month antl a half." Tips average clu'se (o five or six per cent, not to lo M per cent, said another waiter, and have to be split with bus hoys, wine stewards and hostesses. Canada should adopt Ihe European method of add- ing a 10 per cent gratuity onto the bill. 'Wrong way' Corrigan searches for his son LOS ANGELES (API Famed pilot Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan, 65, (lew a plane briefly Wed- nesday in a search for his son. missing on a flight frum suburban Santa Ana to San Diego, the Civil Air Patrol says. ICoy Corrigan, 22, a sports writer, took off from Orange County Airport Tuesday in a Cessna-ISO hut didn't complete the 75-mile flight, authorities said. Ila Siad one passenger. The elder Conigan, who owns an orange grove at .Santa Ana, flew a private search plane for abcut two hours Wednesday, authorities said. Roy, who has lioo limirs of flying experience, is the youngest of Cor- rigan's three sons. Corrigan was nicknamed Wrong Way in 1939 after an unauthorized transatlantic flight. He had said he planned (n fly from N7ew York to Long Beach, Calif., but instcnd flew hi.s monoplane to Ireland. "My compass got he explained. searcn resumes MICHEL (Special) The search for the bodies of two men believed buried under tons of mud near here resumed this rnornirg. Searchers, including a train- ed ROMP dog, have so far been unaljla to locate the bodies of Blairmorc brothers Serafino Marra, 36, and Emilio Marra, 34. The body of Lnigi Marra, 40, another brother, was found Tiieday. It was lodged in Uie CP Rail tracks. Searchers probed the area under a cliff but could not, locate the two other men. The searched all day Wednesday. The slide fell Monday as four men ale their Innch by tho tracks. The fourth man, Matsbushl Ogusiiku, 56, also of Biainnore, was sitting a few feet from the Marra brothers when the slide struck. He was swept away too but was only buried to his Wiiisl. He is in good condition in Michel Hospital. Lale Wednesday the search was halted because of the threat of another slide. The scene is to miles west of the B.C.-Alberla border. U.S. rejects Maltese request for assistance; LCWDON (AP) President Nixon's administration has re- jected insistent Maltese de- mands for a guarantee of U.S. aid before any new defence pact is signed with the North Allan- tic allies, informed diplomats reporter! today. They said the U.S. govern- ment instead (old Prime Minis- ter Dom Minloff it consider helping his Mediterranean is- land, but only after an agree- ment is reached renewing Brit- ain's lease the Maltese air and naval basts. The united allied front leaves Mintoff with eight days in which to accept or finally turn down Ihe deal offered by Britain and her NATO allies: S30.4 million a year in rent, special economic aid projecls totalling ahout 518 million and a cash payment million from Italy. If Mintoff doesn't accept, Brit- ish forces will complete their withdrawal hy March 31, ending an association that began in Ihe early 1800s. Orbif new Cosmos MO.SCOW (AP I The Soviet government launched its -JTOlli unmanned Cosmos satellite Thursday, Tass announced. It said it was operating normally. The announcement said Cosmos 479 "carries scientific instru- ments for continued space ex- ploration." ft was reported or- biUng the earth every min- utes. Quebec province, dumping a foot and a half ol snow, freezing rain and ice pellets. Winds of up to 46 miles an hour toppled hundreds of utility poles throughout the area north of Montreal from. Hull to the Gaspe. A 24-hour provhice-wide strike by public service em- ployees scheduled for Friday was postponed today by union officials'because of the storm. CLOSE SCHOOLS Transportation in Quebec City is paralysed, and scliools, com- mercial establishments and all r.oiv essential government of- fices are closed. The two bridges leading to the city across the St. Lawrence river are closed. Tiie daily newspapers Lc So- ldi and L'Action did not pub- lish. Le Solei! printed its first edition, but could not distribute it. HELD STRIKE VOTE The strike was to involve teachers outside the Montreal area, non-medical hospital em- ployees, health and welfare workers, civil servants, Hydro- Quebec maintenance and offici! personnel, Quebec Liqvior Board staff and school maintenance v.orkers. It was authorized March 9 in a referendum when about 160.000 workers voted 75 per cent to reject government wage offers. Among other preparations that had been in progress, 215 hospitals had reduced admis- sions and increased dismissals. It had been predicted that 50- 57 per cent of the province's hospital beds would be empty Friday. Volunteers had been placed on call for non- medical work at some institu- tions. The formal announcement of the strike was made only Wednesday. The government had planned to ensure essential services with use of court injunctions if neces- sary- ASKED SlOn WEEKLY During the last five days of negotiations, a union request for a minimum salary of a week for all public service em- ployees was turned down on tho grounds it would add mil- lion lo the province's annual salary bill in the first year of a union-asked, three-year c o n- trad. The unions also have asked annual increases of 3.3 per cent over the three years. The government has count- ered an offer of 4.8-per cent a year, but this has been rejected by the unions. Seen and heard About town I J XI V K KS I T V of Lcth- bridge security officer Bill McColl spirting the keys to his new car complete instructions rn how to use them Charlie Perry buying coffee and Gordon Floss responding with the OGUghnuls, much to the pleasure of Gary firnoit TJnh Simmons and Kd Shim- basbi ffircciilig spectators at Agrama1 Ireland called for crisis LONDON (AP) Premier Brian Faulkner of Northern Ire- land was called to London today fcr crisis (.alks on Britain's plans to bring peace fo Ulster. British sources said Faulkner would renew with Prime Minis- ter Edward Heath the discus- sions which appeared to have ended without any firm agree- ment Wednesday. Feullmer called an emer- gency session of his cabinet after conferring with Heath by telephone today. HP had given his government details of the British plan at a two-hour cabinet session this morning. A statement followed saying only: "The cabinet of. Northern Ireland are entirely united but have no further state- ment to make at tire present time." There were indications that Faulkner, who returned 1o Bel- fast with Heath's proposals after hours of talks with the British lender, felt the British proposals go too far. The length of the summit meeting indicated that the Uls- ter leader put up strong resist- ance to the ck'gree of conces- sions (o be offered to Northern Ireland's Roman Cathoh'c mi- nority. Heath and his colleagues were grim-faced after their cabinet session broke up today. There was no statement. TALK WITH IlllSir ENVOY Heath also talked with .Sir Jolm Peck, British ambassador to the Irish Republic. It was not clear when the British proposals will be made public. But the Opposition in Parlia- ment was prepared to press the government; for details of prog- ress in the Heath-Faulkner ne- gotiations, Officials at Stormont Castle, seat of, the Northern. Ireland government', salt! the British plan was more "radical'1 than "mild." DETAILS A SECRET Details of the plan were a closely guarded secret. Heath lias already promised the Uls- one million ProtcstanLs that their six counties will re- main British as long as they want them to. But he also insist try to persuade the .WO.DOO Roman Catholics that they will receive equal treatment and a genuine share in promised pros- perity, There was no indication when the proposals would be pub- lished or how much longer Prot- estant objections might delay them. Some reports said (hey may be made public today or Friday. Ulster rs Protestants say they'll fight any dilution of their power, and the guerrillas of the Irish Republican Army say they wi'j not accept anything short o( u nion with the Cat holic In s h Republic. ANOTHER BLAST BELFAST (AP) A huge terrorist bomb blast injured 12 persons in Carrickerfergus today after a false tip forced po- lice to evacuate the wrong area cf the Northern Ireland market town. The casualties in Carrickfer- was seriously hurt- included three policemen. EXAMINE WRECKAGE Soldiers and firemen examine after this morn- ing's bomb blast in seaside lown of Carrickfergus, near Belfast, in which ihree police- men were among 12 people hurt, after o false phono lip-off forced security forces to cover ihe wrong area. Police said it was "deliberate misinformation" in similar style to Belfast's Donegal slreef blast on Monday in which dfed and scores were injured. (AP on vote EDMONTON (CP) A pri- vate member's bill introduced in the Alberta legislature yes- terday WHI Id provide for a limit on campaign spending and detailed disclosure oE elec- tion income and expenses. The bill, the first introduced hy Grant Notley River would limit spending by any one party or candidate to 25 cents for each election or in any one constituency. A detailed statement of all election income and expenses incurred both by parties and by candidates would have to be submitted and published in provincial newspapers. The source of any contribu- tion exceeding would have to be named and any single ex- penditure exceeding item- ized. A winning candidate who overspent the limit would for- feit his seat unless he could satisfy a judge the overspend- ing was inadvertent or trivial. A candidate who overspent would be subject to a fine of for every dollar overspent. The detailed statement re- quired of the parties would have to be filed within tv.o months after election day and failure to comply would result ceiling in a fine of not less than a day. Filing an untrue state- ment could result in a fine, JNo IxUhbridge tickets drawu in sweepstake A total of five residents of southern Alberta and eastern B.C. had tickets drawn Wednesday on Saturday's run- ning of the Lincolnshire Handi- cap at Newmarket, England, first Irish Sweeptstakes race of 1972. Firet prize is worth second and third Those in this area with horse's name and nom-de- plumo are Brother Somers, Blue Boy, Lundbreck; Mon Plaisir, Rusty, Kimberley; Bright Fire, Anna, Medicine Hal; Rod Mask, Unlucky, Hill- orest; and Sovereign, Happy, Ir- vine. No Lethbridge tickets were drawn. Picture Butte hotel may get liquor By MCIVTYHE Herald Matt Writer EDMONTON Customers may be able to order a glass of wine or whisky in the beer parlor at Hie Butle Hotel in Picture Butle in two months time. Tito Alberta government has passed a cabinet order desig- nating the lown of Picture Butle a "local option area" un- der liquor control regulations. This means that an applica- tion for a liquor licence for tha beverage room at the Butte Hotel can now be considered bv the Allrerla Liquor Control Board. The terms of the licence ap- plication will have to be ad- vertised in a local newspaper for four weeks, followed by a two week waiting period to give the public time to voice if any. The Provincial Liquor Li- censing Act changed last year (o allow restaurants to sell beer and mnc and tb per- mit liquor sales in beer par- lors. The new rule is proving popular with hotel operators and the public, a liquor control hoard spokesman said. es out force Oops-Joey gets caught with his trousers down AMMAN, Jordan (Hcuter) King Hussein said today Uic sit- uation in the Arab world mle.s out using force against Israel. Defending bis controversial plan for tlie Palestine problem, he told a news conference lie is Lrymg to achieve a jusl and lasting peace in tiie Middle Kast by peaceful methods. Riot-equipped feuding; police workers SEPT-IUSS. Quo, (CP) Workers wearing hard hats ami hy riol-cquippcd police returned lo their jobs at a con- sLnielion silc here today follow- ing a clash Wednesday with a rival union which left nine per- sons injured and an estimated damage. A spDkosman for Canadian Ltd major contractor at Iron Ore Co, of Canada Ltd. plant site, said he expected to work as usual. All cars approaching the silo were slopped and .searched at a roadblock. Police reported eon- fiscnling about n dozen ,rxa and sledge-hammer handles. One worker who identified himself as a member of (ho Quebec Federation of Labor said he doubled Uie rival Con- federation of National Trado Unions would try to close down the action which ho said sparked the violent Wednesday. KrfillT WITH CHAINS About 300 QFL members and another 80 workers fcuglit with chains, tire irons and bottles after CNTU mem- bers parked a bus and several cars in front of the construction site; gate. The CXTU was protesting hir- ing policies at the Iron Ore Co. siio. wliito members in- sisted they had a right to work. The monarch de- nied that lie hcd made any deal vith Israel. The 36-year-old king was an- swering questions on the plan which tie launched March 15 for (urning Jordan into a new fed- eral kingdom embracing boih banks of tho the present East Bank and the Is- raeli-held; West a "region of Palestine." There had been no agreement will; Israel, he said, and denied that he hnrt any contact with Is- raeli Prime Minister CioMn Meir or any oUscr Israeli offi- cial. King Hussein fakl of force agr.in.st Israel was fhe very last thing he thought nf, "Not causc we are afraid of fighting for our rights, but because ol the situation that prevails in this part of tlie world and a lack of co-ordination and common planning." Hussein said he will go to the United States within the next few days to discuss with Presi- dent Nixon his Middle Kast proposals. Informants said he would leave M Nfkl. (CP) Former premier Joey S m a 13w o o d literally got caught with his pants down while campaigning in this Bonavista Bay community Tuesday. Mr. Smallwood, who came out of retirement a few days ago to help (he Liberals with their campaign for Friday's provincial election, was greet- in g voters on a street here when his troiis ers suddenly fell down around his ankles. He related the story night to a rally of more than 900 at some 80 miles north of here. The 73-year-old Mr. Smalf- wood, wlio wears neither a belt nor suspenders, said tie was surrounded by a large crowd when, without warning, the scam in the hack of his trousers unravelled and they dropped to the ground. Fortunately, he said, the crowd was snugged up so lightly against him that ho was able to stoop over and re- trieve the trousers before most people realized uliat had happened. Ho called the tiluatioii "ter- ribly embarrassing" and then turned hi.s back In the audi- ence, flipped up tl'o tail of his jacket, and safely pin that tf l( In i big keeping JOKY SM.VLMVOOD embarrassed ;