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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SNOW FLURRIES FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 35 The letHbridge Herald VOL. LX1II No. 88 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, J970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Banks Slice Rates Controversial Alberta Labor Act Introduced DYING FAWN CROP-The hand of a Florida wildlife officer reach for Iwin fawns thai were found in the Everglades yesterday. The fawn on the left had just died, the one on the riant was loo weak Jo stand. They were about four days old. Wildlife officers are scouring o con- servation area northwest of Miami for the weak fawns and removing them to a refuge near West Palm Beach wheie they will be fed and treated. Arctic Water Sale To U.S. In The Wind Heat Rise Seen (AP) A Denver w'ater resources consultant says Canadians are becoming more interest- ed for economic reasons in selling their vast resources of northern fresh water to the United Stales. Lewis G. Smith, in an article printed in the Con- gressional Record, says "serious considerations are being made" on methods to collect and convey Arctic- flowing water for the Canadian Prairies afcd Western U.S. "An initiative for this undertaking is being generated In Canada where there is a growing awareness of the great economic self-interest involved In Canada's sell- ing a portion of this great renewable he writes. "It might make even more long-term economic sense than the exportation of her exhaustible resources of coal, oil and gas." The article, submitted to the Record by Frank Moss (Demo. says the Liard River system in north- western British Columbia and in the Yukon and Norlli- west Territories would be the best source of supply. Woidd Use Canals The water would be moved from the North througn dredging and lift plants in the Rocky Mountain trench and then through a system of canals and existing to the arid Western U.S. stales and Cana- dian Prairie provinces. "Canada, and principally British Columbia, could benefit in many ways under this joint Smith says. "The sale of Ilicse resources, under Canadian control at all times, would provide Canada the necessary long- term capital lo develop hotter and faster these same resources for her own use. "While these raw resources might leave the country, the wealth from them would flow back into he says, through construction o! dams, highways, air- fields and olhcr facilities and increased by U.S. tourist anil commercial travel. A joint financing ot Iho development of the sourco area, combined with revenues from sale of water and power from nr.w dams, would enable Canada to achieve irrigation oa the Prairies with loss financial strain, Rules Out Idea Tn Ottawa, Resources Minister J. J. Greene said the United Stales has not even suggested to Canada that it could expand ils American oil market by diverting water lo the U.S. He was replying in the Commons to Eldon Woolliams North) as the opposition persisted in ils almost daily questioning of the government on Iho alleged U.S. drive for a continental energy package. Mr. Greene told T. C. Douglas, NDP leader, thai coming discussions with the Americans nil] concern marketing on a bilateral basis and not a continental policy. He said lire government has msdc no fcasibilily studies of diverting water to the U.S. Mr. Douglas had asked about a report that cuch a study was being made cf UK Liard River ia British Columbia and lha Yukon. Mr. Green said il has not yet been decided which resources will lie discussed with the U.S. They might include uranium and hydro power, OTTAWA (CP) Heat pollu- tion of the Great Lakes will soar in the next 30 years, sharply spurted by new nuclear and other electric generating plants, says a study made pub- lic today by the federal govern- ment. The study estimates that man-made heat discharge will be 11 times greater than at present. Besides electric generating stations, mainly nuclear pow- ered, the study identifies other major sources as iron and steel plants and municipal sewage discharge systems. It notes thai if current trends continue lo the year 2000, elec- tric er.ergy will account for be- tween 36 and 48 per cent of total energy consumed in the lakes region. It now is between 15 and 20 per cent. The report by special consult- ants has prompted the federal government to commission spe- cial studies of the environmen- tal implications of the heal pol- lution rise. FACED WITH CHALLENGE Energy Minister J. J. Greene simultaneously released a state- ment saving the findings chal- lenge Canada to develop tech- niques for using waste heat from power and industrial plants and municipal waste treatment facilities. WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon's economic policies have beer given a boost on two fronts just as the joint congres- sional economic committee called for emphasis on avoiding a recession. Irving Trust Co. cf New York announced Wednesday a reduc- tion of the prime lending rate to 8 from 8Vz per first big U.S. bank to do so. It was followed promptly by Bank of America and some other major banks. The banking action came as the labor department reported the wholesale price index showed its smallest rise in seven Increase of one-tenth of one per cent. The preliminary labor report for March indicated consumer finished goods, along with wholesale food prices, showed a decline. These are items most quickly reflected in retail prices and cost of living. STOCKS RISE The stock market took off on the news. The Dow Jones in- dustrial average shot up 23.30 points, Ihen levelled uff with a 16.37 gain for the day. The Wednesday action look a bit of the edge off crilicism by Democrats on the Senate-House o f Representatives economic committee of President Nixon's inflation-fighluig policies. But Representative Wright Patman (Dem. chairman bolh of thai committee and the House Banking Committee, called the interest reduclion loa little and too late. Both the Democratic and Re- publican factions in the joint committee called, with differing emphasis, for more positive government action to induce business and labor lo hold down price and wage increases. Direcl government control of wages and prices lo stifle infla- tion won no support either in the Democratic or the Republi- can reports produced Wednes- day, nor in individual views filed by several members. KATES EASING OTTAWA (CP) Finance Minister Edgar Benson Wednes- day expressed hope lhal Interest rates will ease, "even further." George Hees (PC-Prince Ed- ward-Hastings) drew Mr. Ben- son's attention in the Commons to a statement by the president of Ihe Bank of America that prime lending rates in the U.S. should drop by June at the lat- est. Mr. Hees asked Mr. Benson whether he expected the same will apply to Canada. The finance minister said there has been some easing of rates in both countries. He hoped that as the government's anti-inflation program takes hold, interest rales will de- crease. Kidnappers Set Death Deadlines Condemned By Unions BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) The kidnappers of Paraguayan Consul Joaquin Waldemar San- chez threatened Wednesday night to kill him and then exe- cute the managers of all Ameri- can companies in Argentina one by one if the government did not release two men they claim are political prisoners. A second (leadline given by the kidnappers for the release of one of the men passed with- out his release. A spokesman for the self- styled Argentine Liberation Frunt issued the threat in a phone call to a morning news- paper here. He also gave the government new deadlines for the release of the two after the initial time limit came and wen', vith no action by authorities. The spokesman said one man, Cailos Dellanave, would have, to be freed by 1 a.m. today (11 p.m. EST Wednesday night) and the ether, Alejandro Rodolfo Baldu, by midnight (10 p.m. EST) tonight. But Federal Judge Jorge I.uque told reporters today Del- lanave toM him he would rather stand trial in Argentina than go to Me.xico, as the kidnappers de- manded. LIFE IN1 DANCER From AP-Ueulcrs SANTO DOMINGO (CP) A kidnapped United States air at- tache, U.-Col. Donald J. Crow- ley, will be released by his ab- ductors at 3 p.m. at the Mexi- can Embassy here, the chancel- lor cf the University of Santo Don-.ingo said today. Dr. Rafael Kasse Acta fold re- porters that in exchange for EDMONTON new labor act, already con- demned by labor leaders because it provides the govern- ment with power to cancel any strike, was introduced Wednesday in the legislature. The present act gives (he government power to act in cases affecting 'life or The proposed new act reads: "Life, property or the vital needs of the public." BARGAINING END SEEN Alberta Federation of Labor spokesmen have said that sec- tion would end collective bar- gaining for up to CO per cent of organized labor in Alberta. Labor Minister Ray Helen-on said the new act is a "reflec- tion of a conscientious ap- proach to update labor legisla- tion." "I suggest the bill is far- reaching, futuristic and pro- Police Hunt ins AVALDEMAR SANCHEZ Crpwley 20 or more political prisoners mil leave for Mexico aboard an unspecified airline plane at the same time. Acla is a member of a three- man committee nominated by Crowiey's guenilla kidnappers to oversee the exchange of pris- oners. Earlier the release of the U.S. Air attache was delayed by (be kidnappers' apparent fear that the government would not fol- low through with its side of the exchange agreement. They ins- isted then that they would hold Crowley for 10 hours after the prisoners had left for Mexico. Holiday Flights May Be Scrubbed No Herald 3 Pcrsous Good Friday Are Taken Hostage The Herald will not publish Good Friday, March 27, a stat- utory holiday. A full account of the holiday news scene will be found in The Herald's Saturday edition. Golfers Robbed Ou Course PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) Avid golfer John Pomisliis, who said he just couWn'l wnil to swing his golf club on an open fairway this season, was or- dered al gunpoinl Wednesday to drop his club. Two youths sprinted across the Ponliac Mu- nicipal Golf Course staging hit- and-run holdups. Police rc- porled that eight golfers were robbed. PonusWs, 75, lost FORT ASSIN1BOINE Thrcc persons were taken hos- tage Wednesday when two armed men robbed a general store of about in cash and in cheques. Police said the two men, arrr.ed with sawed off rifles, forced manager Paul Richler, 34. to hand over the money. Mr. Richler, Jean Hurst, in her late 20s, and Percy Ccurla- peltc, in liis 30s, were forced into the trunk of Mr. Court a- pclle's car. They were driven 25 miles from Ih'is r.ortli cen- tral Alberta (own, SO miles norlli of Edmonton. The two men fled in ar.otbcr car. Mr. Richler said they got free by forcing the trunk lock with a tire iron. TORONTO (CP) -Canadians planning to fly to the United Stales for the Easter holiday may have lo change Iheir plans. Absenteeism by U.S. air traf- fic controllers protesting work- ing conditions, combined with snowstorms over parts of Can- ada, caused a number of flight cancellations here today. Six early flights to and from Toronto International Airport were cancelled and several flights scheduled later wcr'e doubtful. The airport here, deluged with calls, could not say which holi- day flights would take place as scheduled. DEFY WORK ORDER WASHINGTON (AP) The absentee rate of air traffic con- trollers remained high today at Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN SHOUTS of joy when liar- rict Van Waardhusin bought do'jghnuls for coffee break Lethbridge Re- search Station director, Ert Andrews, who d c v e 1 o p ed Winalta winter wheat, being invited to help sell it Pat McDonald travelling lo Great Falls lo play hockey only to fuxl he had left his skates at home. a handful of key United States centres lhal regulale movement of aircraft once they are out of airport range. At Chicago, a foot of snow on the runways accomplished what an air controllers' strike could halted all flights at the world's busiest airport. The air controllers in the key centres stayed away from work despite a court order forbidding their action. As on Wednesday, when Ihe strike started, the effect was de- lays, cancellations and consoli- dations of for those flights having New York or Chicago as one slop. Students End Occupation Of School TORONTO (CP) About SCO students and faculty ended their occupation of the University of Toronto's senate chamber tcday after school President Dr. Claude Bissell agreed to seek financial help for the school's day care centre for children. Dr. Bis.-cll told Ihe demon- strators he would Feck financial assistance "from whatever sources are available." The students ard some faculty members had asked Ihe univer- sity to provide worth of renovations for the day-care centre. Ills Of Man Are Fault Of Women WASHINGTON' A U.S. government analyst is compiling an unofficial report concluding what many men already ails them can be blamed on women. "I have tracked down re- ports, for instance, that schi- zophrenia, paranoia, suicide, alcoholism, cancer, arthritis, sterility all result from female dominance of the says Dr. Phone E, Hudkins, a labor department lawyer and economist in the manpower administration. Tlw name is rc.il. "It can't nkt i labor department official, also unof- ficially. Hudkins, wlwse report is compiled mainly of writings by well-known psychiatrists, lawyers, anthropologists, soci- ologists and other experts, is serious about his conclusions. But the labor department isn't about to touch the report with a 10-fool pole. "Ils might to be shuddered another also a (lood of protests from fem- inists. "Thai's one you can't he said. But Hudkim fMf tight on with his documentation that most of the ills of man arc Ihe fault ot women. You can blame mental de- pression, dwarf ism, crime, delinquency, homosexuality, diabcies, colds, headaches and cancer on too much fem- ale dominance, says Hudkins, 36 and a bachelor. "It doesn't mean that I don't like Hudkins said. He addM: "What disturbs me most is that some of the things we think of normally as diseases result from female domi- It gees all Ihe way back lo the Bible, he said, citing God's advice lo women about I heir husbands in Genesis: "And he shall be your mas- ter." "What it's proving is lhal the Bible is true; these are bi- ological laws." Hudkins said, PROVIDES ANSWER What to do aboul it? Put women in their place, of course. "I'm definitely in favor of repealing the KCX provision of the Civil Rights which aims at equal job opportuni- ties and pay for women, he tects democratic rights and public safety while keeping UK social conscience to the fore- front." Opposition L-ader Peter LouglKed condemned the gov- ernment for introducing major legislation so late during the current session. The Progressive Conserva- tive leader asked if the govern- ment intended lo refer the bill lo Ihe public affairs committee but Mr. Reierson said Ihis must be decided by the legislature. The new act would allow the labor minister to eslablish a public emergency tribunal to make full inquiry into any dis- pute. "And if it is cot possible to assist the parties in resolving the dispute, to make an award which will be binding on the parlies." Labor Icsders say ilis sec- lion would mean employers would cease to bargain in good faith arxl wait for compulsory arbitration. Mr. Reierson said the sec- tion cf the original act dealing with emergency powers had never been used "and we hope there will be no reason in the future to use the section." BOARD RETS POWER The new act also would give the Industrial Relations Board the power to decide complaints of illegal strike action and of bargaining in bad faith. It would be able to issue "cease and desist" orders on short notice, with the same authority as a supreme court judgment. There is a provision to pro- hibit picketing at any other lo- cation than the affected em- ployees' place of employment. -Mr. Reierson said the new act is designed to reduce inter- union rivalry and jurisdiclional disputes by allowing unions and management to appoint a com- mittee to make a binding deci- sion on the jurisdiction for various unions. If no committee is appointed, a binning decision could be made by the Industrial Rela- tions Board. Labor relations in Ihe con- struction industry lakes up a large part of the proposed leg- islation. Provision is made lo allow group bargaining by employ- ers' groups if such groups meet certain conditions. These groups would be able lo bar- gain with a union or unions jointly on behalf of all em- ployers who have established colleclive bargaining. "In such ncgolialions the or- ganization will negotiate for the group of employers who will be bound together through- out all procedures as will be UK Mr. Reierson fa id. Group negotiations would ba lo the appropriate trade jurisdiction geographic ter- ritory. OrganiTcd labor has request- ed a one year delay in im- plementing tire new act but Mr. Itcierson said it was in- ircdrcetl tfler considerable consultation with bolh labor and management groups. LONDON (Reuters) A mas- sive new police hunt began today for Ronald Biggs, only known member of Britain's Great Train Robbery gang still al large, alter a report that he had returned to England from Austrah'a. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "There is a possibility that Biggs is back in England. We are pursuing inquiries." Scotland Yard added that a new photograph of the 39-year- oM Biggs was being circulated immediately to all police sta- tions in London and throughout Britain. It was understood that the photograph, apparently obtained in Australia, was the same as one published today in the Lon- don Evening Standard. a story, Tli-i Standard said Scotland Yard had been informed that Biggs returned to Britain a month ago, after evading police in Aus- tralia, aboard a yacht owned by a Briton living in Gibraltar. Big 4 Talks On Berlin Adjourned BERLIN (Reuters) Ambas- sadors of the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and France opened today the first Big I-'our conference on Berlin for 11 years and then adjourned after a three-hour session. A brief official statement said the next meeting would be April 28 and the ambassadors had agreed the sessions, seeking to reduce tension in the Berlin area, would be confidential and Iheir progress would be given minimum publicity. Tha major Western aim ai the talks is to improve movement of people and goods between Ber- lin and the West and freedom for West Berlincrs to cross the Berlin Wall to visit relatives in the eastern half of the city. P.E.I. To Vole Ou May 11 CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Premier Alex Campbell today announced in the Prince Ed- ward Island legislature that he has <-sked the lieutenant-gover- nor to dissolve the ho-.ise and issue writs for a provincial gen- eral election Monday, May II. Chairman Quits OTTAWA (CP) Gerald Lsnicl resigned as chairman of the Liberal caucus Wednesday, Secret Deal To End War Slory Spiked SAIGON (AP) A Saigon newspaper said today lhal Pros- idenl Nguyen Van Thieu is con- sidering a secretly negotiated plan to end the Vietnam war and establish a coalition govern- mcnl with the Viet Cong but Thicru termed the report "com- pfelely This !s for Vietnam anJ Mi it for delivering ;