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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 60. e a day BIO cure for medic cosls By THE CANADIAN An apple- R clay keeps Llie tlocLor away? Provincial hKilll) officials across uisli that maintaining good health and subsequently holding dowr llh costs were as simple ns that little rhyme sug- gests. Host provincial ministers of health readily agree s-iUi federal Health Minister John Munro that health costs must be kepi in check. But Ihe big problem i.s how, 111-. Munro has suggested a new live-year agree- ment to limit increases in the current federal per- capita contributions to provincial medical and hospital care programs lo I he annual increase in the gross na- tional product. A special federal "Ihrust fund" over and above tho per-capita payments ivould be used to finance provin- cial efforts aimed at saving costs and improving acces- sibility. The federal health minister has said such a move is necessary because Canada soon may be unable to afford to pay for its medical-care programs and that needless expenses must be reduced. All'. jVimro says (Iiat the provinces still are con- sidering the federal proposal, but he does not expect legislation on the formula in the near future. Provincial health ministers were asked to comment on Mr. Munro's proposal and on health costs in general in mind? Mn-illh MiniMcr Wall or Smishek of Saskatchewan said lie hopes Mr. Munro has noL implied Llie federal government is thinking o[ opting out of health-care programs. He said Hie rising costs must be tackled, but ser- vice cannot be cut back. The biggest cost in Saskatchewan health care was In providing hospital care. find that 71 per ccnl of the million budget under medicare Is in 13 hospitals. There is a great deal of duplication and lack of co-ordination and this i.s what propose lo tackle.1' Health MiniM'.T Neil Crawford of Alberta said he shnruil the concern of Mr. Munro about vising cosls, but thought (he federal health minister had expressed no new view in lus recent statements on ths subject. Mr. Crawforrl the federal government's new G NT-based forum. n ;s running into provincial opposi- tion because provinces fear they will have to pick up increasing c sis. He called fcr a "genuine partnership" between OL- lawa and I be proiujces in meeling health needs cou- pled with the creation of less costly health services. Rene Toupin. Manitoba health minister, said Man- itoba is opposed lo Mr. Munro's formula. He said his province cannot accept a GNP based formula because then there ''would be no way we could ever pet up to the standards of Ihe 'have' prov- inces." He agreed lieallh cost increases are a serious prob- lem, but thought a switch in emphasis to preventive programs might bn even more expensive. B.C, silc.nl In Vancouver. Premier W. A. C. Bennett and pro- incial health authorities issued no direct dommcnt on C.nli.sh Columbia's health picture. Mr. Bennett recently announced the B.C. govern- ment will accept a new fee schedule giving doctors an increase nf fi.5 per mill in average earnings. But ho Ihe government vill reject any new fee sched- u'e lhat involves nn actual 6.5 per cent increase on rales Doclors have lie-on billing the govcmmenrs medical care .scheme on the basis of the 1972 fee schedule they want. But tho government has refused to pay anything beyond the 1J171 schedule. .Mr. Hcnnctl lins advised patients to refuse lo pay diK'lors who might an "extra hilling" of their palienis lo h> to make up the difference. s s long er WASHINGTON (AP) If this year seems a little longer than (here's good reason. 11. will be. One .second longer, in fad. (in Junr ;m t'xira leap hccond will added In the master clocks lo correct a discrepancy "lur ID in the oarlh's rot ai inn discoverer! in Ifi.'io wilh the di'M'lopmenl of atomic clocks so ac- curate ii Mould lake. .Vl.doii years for one of them lo giiin or a .single second. .Since Mini, say, (lie world's cnnvcnlioiud would hn-n off liy al least II seconds rx- for relatively ciirreelions made by add- ing llmiisandlhs (1f ;1 .sccnnd lo the lime recorded on convniliunal maslrr clocks. lly inlrmaliimal scientific agrmnrnl, Ihe world's official liim'luvpcrs (his year will add n full second a leap MTMIH! flicking Ihe second hand of Hii'ir maMcr kirk one second just before mid- K.sT June :iii. "Fnliiit' acluin." Hall said "will depend upon how the earth rolalcs. II could be that it will speed up again tlnidge Herald ALBICUTA, TUESDAY. MAY 2, 1072 I'KICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES warm up lor new hanging debate JOHN DIEfENHAKER OTTAWA (CD The lime is iipprouching when Parliament will IK; laced with another great debate on capital pnnishincnl. The Commons ran a preview of it Mondav. Members of Parliament are .showing concern about it now, although there arc eight months lo go before Canada must act lo cither bring back hanging or abolish it permanently. H was brought up in the Com- mons Monday by several speak- ers, including former prime minister John bitter foe of the supreme pun- it was not the subject of debate. The Commons was debating an omnibus bill that would amend the Criminal Code in nu- merous including aboil- lion of corporal punishment and making aerial hijacking an of- fence. IJul il docs not devil wilb capital On Dec. 2fi, 1JHI7. Parliament passed a bill lhat abolished cap- ilal for the murder of police and prison a Irinl period of five years. nicsV DKCIUI: So by December Parliament will have Lo decide what it ivanls lo the policy of the last five years, eliminate banging altogether, or have :r.olher trial period. Perhaps the strongest argu- ment against reinstatement of hanging came from Mr. Diefen- baker who told of a man con- victed rj[ murder and rxcculcd. Six months later the chief (Jrown witness confessed lo the crime. "Thai will never be effaced my lie .said. lie also mentioned that when capital punishment was in effect juries brought in a verdict of manslaughter whenever it was possible. Juries today did not have the same qualnib about convicting. Mr. Dicfcnbakcr prefaced his remarks by saying (bat in (he last few years "a spirit of law- lessness has become tho general way of life." He said crime is rampant and on the increase in Canada, the United Stales and Ihe United Kingdom. Jt was a frightening picture lo sec thai one million Canadians were convicted las-1 year of criminal offences. "The violence of n few he- comes a contagious disear-n wilhin our country arKl freedom-loving ho said. "There is a movement wilhin our country, as in other Western countries, of nn underground thai masque, aces above ground as crusaders for permissive- ness, in campaigns for peace. and against Die uar in Viel- nam." He said the leaders claim they are exercising their free- dom of speech when in fact what they were doing was crim- inal. "Violence begets violence. and unites measures arc taken lo punif.h (his kind of wrongdo- ing (hose who advocate, support and engage in violence will de- stroy the of our demo- cratic sncicly and pave (he way for absolute tyranny." lie warned that uncontrolled will lo change, practised with- out restraint, is a menace to freedom. Mr. Dicfenbakcr and K. B. Osier (L Winnipeg South Cenlre) called for strong provi- sions1 apain.s't air piracy. Air Diefcnbnkcr said there should be a law that forbids air- lines from paying ransom. Ho said if the right lo extort is denied by law Lh-2 incentive to commit hijacking is greatly re- duced. MOON ROCKS EXAMINED Kay Ayers, an employee al Ihe Manned Spacecraft Centre in Houston, Tex., pre- pares two of Hie rocks gathered on Ihe moon by Apollo 16 aslronauts for scientific examination. Geologists will sfudy the 2-45 pounds of rocks which they hope will tell ihe story of how volcanoes wracked the moon A to 4.5 billion years ago (a mold lunar mounloins and carve canyons and volleys. (AP Wirephoto) By ORKG UclXTYUE Herald -Stuff Writer EDMONTON The Alberta povenimcnl is prepared lo ex- tend money In towns such as Clarcsholm lluil have special water or sewer problems. In- dustry and Commerce Minister Fred Peacock said Monday. The Government is prepared to bt'lp rural areas overcome problem-; so that they can com- pete uilh larpcr urban centres in nllrncliug industry, dc said. Applications should be made to the department of municipal affairs with a copy to the de- partment of industry and coin- mtrce, he said. Mr. Peacock, replying in the legislature to questions from various tSorial Crcrlil. MLAs, said extra assistancc is avail- able to places like Claresbolm, wilh its problem of drainage into AYillow Creek and Olds, where (bore is a shortage of walcr. Asked outside Iho bouse if drainage problems have pre- vented indnslry from locating at Clarcsholm, the minister said 'No, but il could if proper drainage was not developed.1 OTTAWA (CP) Foreign ownership policy being an- nounced today will rim a gaunt- let between economic national- ists on one side facing interests including most provincial pre- miers keen for every cent development capital they can get. So it seems likely that the pol- icy statement and enabling leg- islation, to be tabled in the Commons (Ins afternoon, will be railed cither ?idc as too hard or loo snTI, That has been the pattern of a national debate under way for years, although wilh increasing {crvor during the last decade. Prime Minister Trudeau as- signed Revenue Minister Herb Gray in 1959 to bludy the extent, impact and implications ot for- eign ownership in Canada. Canadian Forum magazine last fall printed a version of the Gray report in which the major recommendation would estab- lish a federal screening agency on lake-overs of Canadian com- panies. HTAM-'IELD OPPOSED Conservative Leader Robert Stanficld has assailed this idea. saying thnt a restrictive policy on foreign investment "would turn province against province Mr. Trudeau already has pre- dicted that the issue will be a main one in the next general election, expected this year, and Mr. Stanfield has promised a fight on it. New Democrats are most likely to nip at government heels for not going far enough in controlling investment. The massive foreign owner- ship in Canada bas been set out in a series of major studies thai: began in 1957 with the report of a royal commission headed by Walter Gordon. Later, as fi- nance minister, he tried and failed to implement restrictive measures. A report to the federal government by Toronto econo- mist Melville Watkins, now mentor of the NDP Waffle wing, said the tendency of direct in- vestment '''to shift decision- making in (be private sector power outside Canada" has caused concern about the ability of Canada lo remain indcpcnd- The Commons external affairs committee in 1970 proposed that all foreign-owned companies in Canada work towards 51-per- cent Canadian ownership. These ideas have jolted pro- vincial governments, which not only welcome but often seek out U.S. capital, using tax incen- tives to lure job-producing in- dustry. Foreign corporations gener- ated more than one-quarter of taxable income earned in by major non-financial corpora- tions in cry province but Prince Edward Island, where the figure was la per ccnl. It: rose lo near half in Alberta and SI .07 billion for Ontario. No federal figures are availa- ble on how many Canadians are employed directly by U.S. cor porn tions. The auto and petroleum Indus- laohed vol. on Lake Lomse projcol EDMONTON1 (CD -The Al- Ilic decision had boon made in herla govornmenl has mil. yet view of Prime MiniMcr Trn- decided en ils renard- dean's reinjirl; in ICdiinmloii ing Hie proposed development. Friday Him Ollnwn'.s decision of Lake Louise in Banff on Ihe project vonld he infln- Kalion.il I'ark, Premier l..onR- cnecd hy Ilic position of Ihe Al lieed Lold the Mon- bei'la day. SC Arl Dixon Calgary Millican j had asked whether "It will be sonif weeks hr- foro I can lell Ihe hrure our Ihe premier said. REVENUE MIXPSTETl GRAY tables report tries In Canada are almost wholly under foreign control. Non-residents coni rol 70 per cent of the mining, including oil aiir] g.is, industry and 57 per cent of manufacturing industry. Figures for Ihe lale.st available, show that foreign- controlled corporations made 3G per ccnl of the sales and 47 per cent of the profits of major non-financial corporations i n Canada. When the U.S. economy runs into trouble, as if did last year on the balance-of-paymenls cri- sis, branch plants in other coun- tries are often the first to feel the pinch. WASHINGTON CAP) J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau nf Invaslipalion since 192-1. died Monday night al his home al the age of 77, the justice department announced today. Hoover. Ihe chief law officer in the United States for 48 years, had become a legend in the country, an "untouchable" shaped the FBI into a mas- sive, powerful fe-de-ral agency, Acting Attorney-General Rich- ard Kleindienst issued a one- paragraph statement in which he said Hoover's body was found by his maid at approxi- mately a.m. today. "It i.s with profound" personal grief that I announce that. J. Edgar Hoover passed away dur- ing the night at his Kleindienst said. "His personal physician informed me Hint his death was due (o natural causes." STAYED ON JOB The jut-jawed FBI head permitted by presidential order to continue in his S42.000-a-year government job after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. Hoover, unmarried, domi- nated the bureau during his life time. Wielding vast power, he was said lo lavish on the FBI the pride and of a stem and watchful parent. He joined the bureau as Its acting diirector in 192] after scv- J. EDGAR HOOVER era! years as a 5990 a war jus- tice department law clerk, and became director tliree years Inter. Born in Washington, D.C., Jan. i, lU'Jj, Hoover received his law degree from George Washington University and lived all bis life in the District of Columbia. He had n fondness for dogs, for his garden and for horse racing, confining himself to S2 bets. But nothing transcended his devotion for the FBI, lory- From Yulu Blue ends Oakland hlucs BOSTON i API Virla Blue, Ihe American l.eaRuo's most valuable player and Cv Veiling cndeil his IOIIR liokloiil anil sipKM] a citnir.'icl '-i lotbv Oakland Alhlelics. (g[ nturries sweetheart SVnMlV, Auslahn lApi OhmpLe oarsman Ian Me- M'hirlor mai'i'ied his old swcclhearl even thoniih he eNpecIs lo only aiiollier six M r AV h i r I e r. ;'ii, and IIK bride, I'.rica uer? an hnnnr arch of oars In- memhers of Anslralin's loam o u I s i d e SI. Luke's Church in Ihe Sydney Milnirl) nf MuMiian. "I-'ni-n know.s all ahmil inv Mines Imalbnildcr Me Whirlcr snid. "II w as really her idea Dial we JUT marneti. If seems I have to sciiiecve years nf life mln ,1 few iiionlh.s McWhiille said he been (old by doctors ho hns a can- cer nf Ihe liver. IVspile (his, he continued framing and ;.clcrlion In Ihe AuMrrilian eighl for Mu iiieh, his second Olympics, but later willulrew. lie wa.s a niembiM1 of Ihe Australian squad h (he, silver medal al Ihe Mexico ''ily (ianies in 'There'.1; an outside chance thai an ojwration might i'iirt: iiie but doclors say it's a 10 In I Ivl." he .-.aid "1 dnn'l like Minsc ''At this slagc I don'l know if I'm game enough lo have an operation. If il fails it will mean .spending Ihe re.M of my flays in Ihe hospital. "I don'l wanl IhM. I would sooner spend my mnaining few months Krit'n I'j'ica, an atlraolivc law clerk, me! Mc'Whirler SAIGON (APi Flushed vilh vicloiy in tlie far north, North A' i e t n a m e s c troops launched new attacks today in Uio populous coastal lowlands and forced South Vietnamese troops from another base in the central highlands to the vest. northernmost Quanp Tri province in Coiiuniuiisl Ihe North Vietnamese radio that the new province lo the south, Thua Thien, which includes Ihe old imperial capital of Hue. is doomed. The Suiilli Vietnamese v.ere, tiying lo set up a defence line north of line and 3r> miles south of th'j .so called is 32 miles souUi of Qunng Tri. AuMiorilie.-, n In weed out, suspected Viet Cong agents in Hue, a city of now swollen with irid.oou refn- pees. officials tlisclostxl tiiK) sus- pccled Viol Cong agents had I'oen raptured in Hue during I he InM tun (lays. The Norlh Meinamcse eon qucred Ti'i proviniT wilh a wide variety of tanks, long-range arlillery and sophislicated .'tnli-aircrati arlil- lery. To Ihis added today a heat-seekim; missile. ttng.-iien. Thoinas Houen, flepaly senior Uniled Slates ;ui- VJMT in the far nnrlb, said tlie inissih', fired from a hand held launcher, uas used for Ihe firpl him: in the uar aivJ hnmelii. dovm ;i I'.S. hclicnplcr. The fiiur-mnn crcv.. a I.S. adviser ;mrl two SouMi Melname.se were hillvM. Vi'itli the baillericld situation ricierioraiing rapidly in parts of South Vietnam, lop U.S. and Sonlh Vietnamese officials met to review ihe Norlh Viet.- offensive and map their move. Seen and heard About town .Inlin who won last Uiuviilo-M illinium ad Ah fight hiniM'H or Ihe hover; Itarli .Miller and l.iik working oul Ihi- kink-4 from a city hall girl's liasehall leam pi'iielice. Tornado [oil iii irasi DACCA iKeulcr'i The death toll irom a lornado uhich sweitt Mu1 rhs- trii 1 of imrlhern Bangladesh K f eared lo hi- ,-if ira.'i Tin' sinnii uilh winds of 120 miles an hour a path of CM i' ,i .Nut Miuarc ;