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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SNOW FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY LXIV 88 The Utlibridgc Herald MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGKS Strikecurbing bill approved LONDON Rcuier Hotly controversial and h o 11 yc o n tested strikecurbing legislation was approved by the House of Commons early today after a wild session lasting 30 hours with only brief breaks In the frenzy that nied the final Tory legislators stood cheering and Troops fire on crowds KITE FISHING The giant bat caught in the tree is actually a The boy and his dad are following the tradition of using any means available to get the kite out of the In this case the long extension pole has a cord at one end with a hockey puck on 1he The idea is to wrap the cord around the or the and pull it The idea Students told to act fast MONTREAL CP State Secretary Gerard Pel letier says university students will have to act quickly to get federal grants established to subsidize studentinitiated summer work Speaking on the CBC radios CrossCanada Check radio Pelletier said that initial response to the recentlyannounced scheme has been heavy and The government has set aside million to sub sidize studentinitiated summer work ideas but once the money runs out there will be no the minister The program make funds available for such communityimprovement projects as antipollution pro grams and day care Canada2000 TORONTO CD Uy the end nf this century Canada will bo a nation of apartment most women will have jobs outside the home and tiie gross national product will predicts a study com missioned by the federal Systems Research a Toronto also predicts major changes in population Saskatchewan and the Atlantic prov inces will show little growth by 2000 and will de cline in relative Quebecs population will be 27 per cent of the Canadian compared with 29 per cent today British Columbia and Alberta will be the increasing their share of the Canadian pop ulation to 61 per cent from By the end of the million Cana of the predicted live in the right largest cities Ot tawa and all with more than a million and in Calgary and Quebec City with about with will be Canadas equal to the combined present popula tions of Toronto and Systems Research experts predict multiple dwell mainly will constitute COB per cent of all compared with 37 2 per cent in Factory will decline relative to jobs in ser vice opening the way for greater employ ment India Reuter At least 35 persons were killed and about 100 were in jured when troops fired on huge mobs in the Rangpur district of East Pakistan Dacca radio reported It said the area was put under a 24hour curfew from 7 Rangpur is about 150 miles north of Dacca monitored said about 50 houses were burned in the area in apparent clashes between East Pakistani civilians and West Pakistani Dacca radio quoted the dep uty commissioner of Rangpur as saying the army took charge of Saidpur area without consult ing It also reported serious clashes between the army and civilians at Chittagong and other Talks in Dacca aimed at end ing Pakistans political crisis appear to have reached a new and difficult observers An official of the leftwing Peoples party said that an ear lier estimate by his party Zulfikar All that there was an even chance of a settle ment now seem The official returned to Kara but Bhutto and five of his advisers remained in Dacca to continue their discussions with President Yahya Khan and Sheik Mujibur East Pakistan leader of the Awami League Balcer cited for contempt MONTREAL CP Lise Balcer was cited for contempt today when she refused to tes tify at the trial of Michel charged as an accessory after the fact in the kidnapkilling of Pierre Miss Balcer was cited for con tempt earlier this year and will be sentenced on both counts March She is accused of membership in the outlawed Front de Libera tion du which has claimed responsibility for the kidnapkilling of Quebecs former labor Vigers trial began last University of Alberla tightens bell EDMONTON CP The affluent years at the University of Alberta are over says Uni versity president Max During the last 10 years the large amount of money avail able in the incremental part o he budget made it relatively easy to make decisions on the number of programs to be opened and the amount of sa lary increases to be given he told a general faculties coun cil He said that in the next de cade the university will have to decide between justifiable sa lary increases and justifiable increases in work loads when both cannot be given waving papers while Opposition Labor members accused the government chief whip of being drunk when he began shouting on the floor of the Despite the fervor which greeted the end of the voting in the the tail will not be come law until it passes through the upper Opposition there by Labor peers could delay final passage until The bill would set up a na tional industrial relations court which could impose financial penalties on wildcat strike lead ers found guilty of breaking union and on un ions flouting a new code of in dustrial Two major oneday involving millions of have been held to protest the CITES STRIKES Employment Minister Robert Can told Parliament that in Britain there were more than strikes in at least SOPO in 1969 and almost in He said no responsible government could let the situa tion the 0 p p o s 111 o n forced a 21hour marathon ses sion on the Wednesdays allnight session saw one woman Sally wearing a dressing gown and slippers in the House and two Labor members playing chess in one of the The final vote on the measure was 307 to a government majority of Labor legislators have been particularly incensed at the amount of time given for debate on the detailed and high lycomplex The bill will put Britains labor unions under legal regula tion for the first It out laws wildcat provides for coolingoff periods in labor disputes of national importance and makes labor contract le Canadian oil rout project shot do SST EMPLOYEES LEARN FATE Boeing S5T workers in Seattle leave their work areas Wednesday to hear Boeing vicepresident Lowell Mkkelwaite tell of employees who will be laid off due to the Senate vote killing federal funding ot the SST The layoffs will come in the next seven Supersonic plane dead From WASHINGTON CP The supersonic transport ap peared all but dead today fol lowing a Senate cutoff of fur ther government spending and only faint hopes enough money could be raised The Senate voted 51 to 46 gaUv against providing million to keep the project casualties in Laos campaign From SAIGON CP The 45day campaign in Laos cost the South Vietnamese army nearly casualties or almost 50 per cent of the total force highly placed military sources said The sources said South Vietnamese troops were 775 missing and nearly double what the Saigon government has These sources said the com muniques from South Vietnam ese headquarters are lagging or are deliberately not reporting the true Do an official announced that the last of the South Vietnam ese troops who invaded Laos had returned to South That teas close But Sssociated Press corres pondent Michael Putzel re ported from the front that South Vietnamese marines were or dered back to the Co Roc ridge just inside Laos this afternoon to prevent the North Vietnam ese from using it to shell bases on the Vietnamese side of the The marines had been pulled off the ridge earlier while B52 bombers pounded the Then they were ordered But the North Vietnamese fired a 20round artillery barrage at the South Vietnamese forward command post at Ham and officers said the rounds came from Co South Vietnamese have con sistently denied that strong North Vietnamese pressure caused a general retreat al though correspondents at Khe Sanh reported seemg many South Vietnamese soldiers in se vere disarray after fleeing from The latest official figures list Saigon troops 243 missing and wounded in At he same South Viet namese headquarters is report ing nearly North Viet namese troops A large proportion of these are credited to bombers and helicopter but the command in a report last Saturday said cumulative results of air aliens in support of the South Vietnamese indicate enemy troops reported killed by going until June 30 the current financial The sevenyear project already has cost the United States Robert Boeing vicepresident for the SST said the company would terminate the project and that layoffs of up to 5000 workers in its Seattle plant would start in about a We are out of the SST Withington William Magruder govern ment administrator for the SST program said a committee of California and New York banks would give him their answer today on whether financing would be But he seemed doubtful they UP TO EUROPE The Senate vote appeared to leave future supersonic aircraft development up to the Anglo French Concorde and the Soviet Despite warnings from the White House that an end to the SST would cripple the ailing aerospace industry and hurt prestige in world aviation the Senate followed the House of Representatives which last week voted 215 to 204 agEst the Although technically the pro ject could be revived by funds provided in the budget for the next financial year it seems to have finished for Boeing wluch was developing two test proto types and for General Elec tric which was building the en A General Electric spokes man said about 1500 men would probably lose their jobs al though the company would try to place them in other The vote was a triumph for defenders of the environment against unknown damage caused by supersonic flights and for those who argued for a dif ferent set of national spending priorities than aircraft catering to what Senator Edward Kennedy called a few interna tional jetset It was his brother President Kennedy who launched the United States on the project more than seven years Air Canada loses deposit on planes order MONTREAL CP Air Can ada will not lose its de posit on six supersonic air craft as a result of the United States Senate cancellation Wednesday of funds for develop m e n t of the controversial Boeing a spokesman said He denied reports that Air Canada would lose half of the million set aside for the air expected to be delivered in the late The United States govern he would the money if the plane were not A CP Air spokesman said us could not comment on reports that CP Air would lose of its deposit for three aircraft until Boeing an nounced its decision on he pro Until Boeing announced it was scrubbing development of the supersonic the project would be considered as continu ing A CP Air spokesman in Van couver said Wednesday there was no reason to believe the sit uation had changed since last when CP Ansaid it and Air Canada would lose half their deposits if the program were cancelled by the government or OTTAWA CP A multibil Uondollar pipeline to cam Alaska oil to market through Canada has been all but ruled out by costs and the choice of companies that own the The Canadian line has an out side but onlv if opposi tion in the United Sates man ages to kill the firstchoice pro ject of a delivery system by dansAlaska pipeline and ocean The message emerged loud and clear from a meeting Wednesday between Canadian ministers and chief executives of five of the international oil companies behind the Alaska The arranged by En Minister Greene and Northern Development Minister Jean thiu produced nothing From the Canadian govern ments point of it might serve to subdue pohti cal critics who have said the government should have been pressing the Canadian alterna tive upon U Opposition MPs were engaged in just that kind of criticism in a special Commons debate March 12 when Greene and Chretien first announced the invitations to Wednesdays CASE PUT After the Greene thus was able to say that the case for a Canadian alternative to the Alaskatarter route had been put before the companies in But he also said in effect that the case had been shot down be cause the oil executives want speedy costs in Canada would be much higher for the longer pipeline route and there now is financial room for only one oil pipeline from the The executives were told Can ada is not ready to go ahead with a pipeline along the Mack enzie River valley right Officials estimate another 18 months of research is required into questions of the piecise protection of the environ mentand Greene said previous cost estimates had been greatly un MIGHT COST MORE Oil and gas pipelines in tan dem along the Mackenzie to Chicago might cost S8 billion billion for the oil line alone or double the estimated cost of the Alaska The evidence presented from the closed meeting thus might serve to take the sting out of ad vocates of the Canadian it leaves unresolved the agitation in both Canada and the United States about the potential danger of oil spills from tankers running a coastal route between the Alaska pipe line terminal at Valdcz and Puget Sound refineries in Wash ington Louis Armstrong has NEW YORK AP Trum peter Louis already under treatment for a heart has developed a pul monary infection and has under gone a tracheotomy at Beth Is rael Tracheotomy is an operation to make an opening in the throat to ease Trudeau halts Quebec status drift Ticket holders draw blaiik ill sweepstake A total of 234 Canadians had tickets drawn today on the Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes based on the Lincolnshire Handicap to be run Saturday at None of the tickets drawn is from southern Albprta Those who hold tickets on the winning horse will receive about Tickets on the secondplace horse will pay about and on the third place horse about Skunks laboo under Alhortn legislation EDMONTON CP Peo ple will not be allowed to keep skunks as prh under an amendment to the wildlife act given first reading in the Alberta Icgislatui Donovan Ross lands and forests minislpr said the slop is being taken because skunks hav e been found to be 8 prime carrier of MONTREAL tCP Rene leader of the Parii a firm federal ist stance on the part of Prime Minister Trudeau during the last two years has temporarily stalled a steady drift towards special st atus for The 48v e a r o 1 d separatist chief he believes it will be difficult for the federal povcrnment to cut off a stream of concessions given the prov ince since 1900 and that a tide towards semiseparation1 of Quebec is practically irrevcrsa bip vUiosc party oapluml nearly 25 per cent of the vote in the last provincial made the comments ia an interview with If Devoir on fne fuiuiu uf liri Queoec separa tist He says sympathy for Quebec independence among the prov inces youth and even in other parts of Canada is growing But this interest could prove frustrating if developments do not keep pace with rising expec he repeating his prediction that the PQ nil cease to be the prime vehicle of Quebec separatists if it does not at least form the official opposi tion after the next provincial general election P HAS TROUBLES Even Ihc party hard pressed to find i middla road between supporters rang ing from radicals demanding immediate independence t o iitcS WiK S3j iioi We aren t reany On one Lcvesquo he is in agreement with Trudeau It must be one or lie separatism of federal he says federalpro vincial relations since inco have been marked by a form of creeping separatism that will culminate in semiseparation1 if Ottawa meets the present pro vincial govpinmciits request for control of all social secuntv Quebec social affairs minis Claude Castonguay for asked for this following a provincial r o y a 1 commission siudv en health vvetlare terv The federal government can not accept to let go of another big Lcvesque Think what it It would have the effect of with drawing from everyday Quebec life federal presence in the form of ponton and olringo This presence is very impor tant to the federal If this enormous representa ihf unemployment insur tlid the disappeared uhat we have is a sennsepa rate Seen and heard About town IT1 IGHTYEAROLD Samson walking Miari bravely into Mas or Mcgiatn Drive traffic this morning an in tersection to stop irafiic so her sixv carold brother David could cross tl e street during the povo I akir LlIi U iil Flcetwocd tarv School oprnaiea m sluiction a dark tins ning hiit it avp the kids i chain i l hide from Ihpir and ;