Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
DTSC plan secrets out Auto firms -which is, which isn't? OTTAWA (CD As far as using Domestic Inter- national Sales Corporations is concerned, Ford is, Am- erican Motors isn't, and General Motors and Chrysler are somewhere in between. So said Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepln Friday ID an interview with reporters outside the Commons. 11 was revealed last week that Ford has been ex- porting automobiles to Canada from the United States through a DISC a tax-favored export corpcralion which U.S. companies can establish under legislation passed Jan. I. It enables them to defer taxes on half Ihe profits made on such exports. The Canadian government has protested the use of DISC [is an exports-subsidy program in violation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Until Friday, it has not been known whether aulo companies other than Ford were using the device. Met officials Mr. Pepin, who has met representatives of. the four companies during the last two days, said he was told that American Motors has not applied to Die American government to set up a DISC. He said that cither General Motors or he couldn't remember applied to use DISC and intended to use it lo export aulos to Canada. The other had applied but had not expressed certainly about using it. He said he would elaborate next week in a speech lo Ihe Commons. Mr. Pepin irrilaled Opposition Leader Tiolwrt Stanfield in Ihe Commons, where the minister didn't give the sketchy breakdown he later gave reporters. Mr. Pepin offerer! MPs Jitlle more information than In say he had talked to the auto companies. lie had received explanations o[ the four major auto companies. He had receiver) explanations n[ Ihe companies' positions on the use by their American parents of Domestic International Sales Corporations programs and on Ihe difference between the Canadian and U.S. retail prices on cars produced in Canada. The U.S. price is lower. Mr. Pepin said Ihe information he1 had picked up is "presenlly being assembled" (or a speech he will give In the Commons during budget debate next week. To help exports The domestic international sales organization pro- DISC results from American steps launched last Aug. K lo stem a chronic outpouring of dollars. Under the program, which Canada calls contrary lo bolh Ihe General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade snd Ihe Canada U.S. aulo pact, tax incentives are given American companies thai, slep up exports o[ goods made in tho U.S. The Ford Motor Co. look Ihe government by .sur- prise a few days ago by disclosing lhat it is taking advantage of DISC for some of its production. The federal budget is being delivered Monday lull the earliest Mr. Pepin can make his speech about DISC'S impart on Canada and on Canadian car prices would be Thursday. The traditional budget debate flarls Wednesday. Mr. Stanfield asked hoir Mr. Pepin could justify keeping his information secret from Parliament and Canadians in general until then. Out of order When he was niled out ol order by Speaker Lu- cien Lamoureux, Mr. Sfanfield insisted that Mr. Pepin should release his information in an immediate state- ment to the House. He was again ruled out of order. Mr. Pepin said he is not trying to be difficult but Ihe information he has is veiy complicated. The lour companies General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and American Motors were in "different positions" on Ihe. use of PISCs by their parenl firms. Mr. Pepin said he also has information on the price differenlial between aulos sold in Ihe two coun- tries. lie would present in his budget speech Ihe of the differentials, Ihe companies' justifications for them and his view on "how justified Ihe justification is." .7C III mountains for heullliicT heart SAX FRANCISCO CAP) To have a healthier hc.'ui ami loner blood pressure, go live high in Iho mounlaiiis, ii Peruvian rinclor stiiigesls. Natives living in Peru's Andes mountains abnvn ir.OOO fed have much less coronary heart disease than 1'cniviiins living ai sen level, said Dr. Javier Anas- .Slella of Lima. The hearl.s nl the mountain people tli'vclnix-d more, b'ond channel.1-, including liny capillaries, to ilislribuks liluod which is lex.-, rich in oxygen a! high alliluile. Dr. Arias-Stella explained at flic Ninth Inler-Ameii- ciili Congress of OnrdiolrtRy. Ibis helps Ihcm avoid fatal heart attacks or pains of nnr.ina because if one main channel in the. heart becomes blocked by n blood clol, as happens in many sudden heart allacks. they already have allernalive channels In carry Ihe blood flow and In keep hearl MIC from living. The LetKbtidge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 55. VOL. LXV No. 12-1 South Alberta and Southeastern B.C." ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1972 Price 15 Cents FOUR SECTIONS 68 PAGES Leeds wins cup LONDON CCP1 A superbly headed goal by Allan Clarke gave Leeds United a 1-0 victory over Arsenal in the English Football Association Cup soccer final at Wembley Stadium today. Clarke's goal caine in the 56th minute of a game packed with excitement. Arsenal, last year's winners of the coveted trophy, was well beaten. A sell-out crou'd of watched the closing showpiece of the English season and the Centenary Cup final. One of Leeds' stars. Mick Jones, lay writhing on the ground with an arm injury as the final whistle blew. After Leeds had received the Cup and the Arsenal players their losers' medals, Jones was helped up the ramp to the Royal Box lo gel his medal from Queen Elizabeth. Wincing with pain and with his arm strapped to his side, he was given a hero's ovation. It was Jones who sent over a magnificent cross from I he ner (lag [or Clarke to head the winning goal. Some fans slept aJl night out- side Hie stadium and eight hours before (he start, thou- sands of tans were milling out- side Ihe, gales. Ticket, scalpers were having a; bonanza, wilh desperate fans re- ported paying up to for S13 tickets. Italians polls KOME MP) Italy roles this weekend afler a noisy and somelimcs violent campaign for elections lhat may nudge this country's politically splintered parliament to Ihe right. Official electioneering ended at midnight Friday night. Elec- lors visit Ihe polls Sunday and Monday afler an interlude today. Police were out in force be- cause it was Ihe lasl legal night of campaigning and they wauled to guard against further outbreaks of violence by leflist and rightist extremists. Bui in Rome brief clashes erupted afler a rally by lha neo-Fascisl Kalian Social Move- ment. Witnesses said leftists wilh chains attacked a car driven hy Fascist supporters. Minutes later extremists broka windows in Ihe Piazza Farnese, near the scene of the Fascist rally. In Milan, leftists wielding iron bars attacked a car distributing nco-Fascist campaign leaflets, police reported. Afler today's pause, Italy's 37 million voters pick Ihe deputies and senators who wilt plot the country's course for the next live years. The big question is whether any decisive Irend will emerge from Ihe ballol.s. 'These me not moon pictures., these arc Vietnam pictures.1' Leaders confer niVIIAIlKST IK r I] I r rl Premier nieir of Israel loday opened hor tirst round of lalks en HID Middle Hast wilh President Nirnlao Ccaiisescn of Romania. The two leaders were lo bo joined in Ihe Bucharest slato pallice lalcr in the morning by Premier Ion Maurer in a furlhrr review o[ Arab-Is- relations. U.S. may land marines WASHINGTON (Ilculer) The United States is preparing possible air and ground counter- measures to the Communist of- fensive in South Vietnam. The possibility of landing all or part of 2.000 marines on board ships off Vietnam was raised Friday by the Pentagon. This followed the previous day's disclosure that additional planes were being sent to ground bases In Southeast Asia. The marines were the first U.S. combat soldiers sent to Vietnam by Lyndon Johnson when he was president. The Pentagon emphasized Friday, however, lhat the ad- ministration was not going to involve U.S. troops in ground combat again as it has repeat- edly said it would not do. Despite the steady indications of preparations for stiffer U.S. military responses to the Com- munist offensive, it appeared that President Nixon was hold- ing oft action as long as possi- ble to see how the South Viel- namcse forces performed afler their inilial defeats in the north of South Vietnam. In the meantime Communist troops firing tear gas, rockets and mortars wrecked a South Vietnamese brigade headquar- ters defending the centra) high- lands capital ol Pleiku today, inflicting heavy casuallies on government forces and killinc a United States adviser during liand-to-hand fighting. The. Saigon command an- nounced that 80 government de- fenders were killed in the attack on Fire Base 42. about seven miles norlh of PJciku. The South Vietnamese at- tempt to reopen the vital 25- mile Highway 14 supply line be- tween Pleiku and Kontum ap- peared to have collapsed. South Vietnamese infantrymen were driven off Ihe Chu Pao Moun- lain which dominates the high- way at a point seven miles routh of Kontum after a day n! heavy fighting. Former chess grand in as ler o goes to jail PRAGUE (Router) Former chess grandmaster Ludek Pach- man, 42, was sentenced today lo two years in prison for subver- sion, slandering the Czechoslo- vak republic, incitement and preparing a felony. But the court immediately re- leased him on account of his poor stale of heallh and the 18 months he has already spent in prison. A small fight broke out a bare two miles northwest of Kontum City, said to be an objective of the offensive. Hijacker jumps with UNITED STATES HIJACK ROUTES Map locates the approximate routes of two separate hijackings Friday, one on Ibe East coast and one on Ihe West Coast of the United Slates. Bolh hijackers ended their reign of terror Saturday, one landing in Cuba, Ihe other high- jacker bailing out somewhere over the jungles of Mexico. (AP Wirephoto) spikes Socreds all washed up IK GflKG McINTYME Herald Stall Writer EDMOivTON Former So. cial Credit premier Harry Strom has reacted with disdain to a suggestion from Liberal leader Bob Russell that the Socrcds are finished in Alberta and should gel on the Liberal parly bandwagon. Mr. Strom, defeated Aug. 30 when Albeilans elected 49 Pro- gressive Conservatives, 25 Soc- reds and one New Democratic Party candidate, said the Social Credit parly has more support- ers today that ever before. At the polls, he said, "The Alberta MP seeks By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bnrcan OTTAWA Alberta MP Don Mazankowski wanU the govern- ment to make an official state- ment in Hie House of Commons clarifying its stand on the fed- eral drug abuse program. The statement on molioiis would Ihen allow a .spokesman 3 Jiaiififed in Turkey ANKARA (Rculcri Three Jefl-wing extremists were hanged early today as the Turk- ish government enforced a rigid curfew and (lie armed forces slayed alert to combat any fur- ther reprisals by underground groups. The three self-confessed mem- bers of the Turkish People's Liberation Gc.s- mis 24, Yusuf Asian, 25, nnd Huscyin Inan. among six under death senlciiccs whose release was demanded by four Turks who hijacked a Turkish airliner lo Sofia, Bulgaria, last Wednesday. The Turkish gmeninicnl re- jeeletl (heir demands and evcnl- iir'illy the hijackers rrlcciscrl (lit? passengers nnd look political nsylum in Ruhjaria, The Ihree hanged nl Ankara's central civilian prison were all convicted of attempts lo over- throw (he conslitution by forco a capilal offence in Turkey-- mid of kidnapping four air- men in Ankara who were l.'iler released unharmed. from each of the Opposition par- ties a chance to criticize the government's position and out- line their own stand. Mr. Mazankowski Vcgreville) brought the matter up in the Commons on Friday following the resignation of Dr. Vfilliam Craig, head of the gov- ernment program. The Opposition has charged lhat political pressure led to Dr. Craig's decision to quit the pro- gram. Prime Minister Trudeau de- clined lo accept. Mr. Mnzan- liowski's cnll tnr nn official hlalement. However, he did say lie fell sure that Health Minister John Munro would be willing to answer any questions Opposi- tion MPs cared to ask on the subject. Mr Maiankowski said ha vranlrd a firm assurance that the federal government would continue to support Ihe drug abuse program. The prime minister gave it to him. However. Mr. Trudeau said he could not confirm lhat Ihe government inlep.ded allocating more funds lo llic program. He said this was (incslicm far Mr. Minim. The health minister was net in the Commons at the lime. Mr. tnld Ihe Commons I hat I lie pnvernment should be considering the alln- calinn "Mifficicnl" funds to r.irry out Ihp "ncrrssary" work of the program. The. federal cabinet receully turned thumbs down lo n re- hy Dr. Craig for an exlra 5i; million fur Ihe IIITJ-TIl year nver Ihe previous -SI million budget. Liberals and the NDP dropped the Liberals practically dropping out of sight. Had they remained a force of any con- sequence, we would have been re-elected." Tha 57-year-cH southern Al- berta fanner said what Pre- mier Peter Lougheed did to de- feat the Socreds was to bring together, under one umbrella, all those people who opposed the party in power. "And afler 36 years, of course, no one denies that there aren't people who are going lo be disappointed at what gov- ernment hasn't done for them." EOUD SUPPORT Mr. Strom declined to discuss how long lie plans to remain at the head of the party. Sources indicate he has the solid support of party MLAs in the legislature and the Social Credit League is unlikely to move to delta-one him, leaving the decision as to how long to rule, up to him. An annual party convention, likely in January, will be ask- ed to reaffirm his leadership. The Socred leader noted that at the last convention in No- vember, after the election de- feat, the party had the largest turnout of supporters ever. To those who question lhat So- cial Credit has a future in Al- bert a, Mr. Slrom replies "It's a very simple answer. The prin- ciples .st'll hnltl bul have to make them applicable to the decade of the '70s." The party must atlracl young people inlo its ranks and de- velop a ''practical and suitable" programs for the coming years, he said. He declined to say what lha major planks In the new plat- form will be. battles rage NEW DELHI (RBulcr) Fighting between Indian and Pakistan) troops was still con- tinuing in the Kaiyan area of Kashmir early today, an official government announcement re- ported. The brief reporl, Issued late this afternoon, said an official communique would be issued to- night. The defence ministry Friday night announced that Pakistani troops made two attacks Friday in batlalion strength on Indian positions in the mountainous Kaiyan area of central Kash- mir, about 55 miles west ot Srinagar, the Kashmir capital. There are men iu a Pak- istani batlalion. It was the most serious viola- lion of the ceasefire since the Indo-Pakislan war ended in De- cember. ClU- I'llKSIDKNT l.illt- ITHI I'ic.iril. It. IK' rwn- Ihe in1 prrMtlent ol Ilio CM'. nlfccUvR Aug. I Dancing on lop of llie clouds now reality MONTREAL (CD- Only a dvpiuu until dancing on of the ciouds has be- come a reality. To while away ihe lofty hours aboard Air Canada's 747 flights, the airline has conic up wilh Ihe ullimale in romanlic (ravel, a tinner floor in (he. upper lounge alone; with champagne and caviar on the menu. "Celling Ihn-i'." could Ira more than hall the [un. Spe- cially wardrohed hostesses drawn from the stewardess ranks will be. on hand lo mnko i-nrc. lime dors mil dr.-in Mood music from a (ape cassette, will he confined lo the tirsl-elass lounge and uill interfere wilh Hit1 economy passengers below, the airline fays. By TIIE ASSOCIATED PUP111? Two gunmen, ona seeking money and aid tt.o other seeking United staius withdrawal from Indochina and passage to a Communist coun- try, took over two U.S. airliners Friday in separate marathon hi- jackings. The first hijacker bailed out of an Eastern Air Lines jetliner over a remote Mexican jungle today while Ihe second man forced a Western Airlines jet- liner with 01 persons aboard to fly to Cuba. One hijack began Friday morning aboard an Eastern Air Lines 728 jelliner shortly afler it Ml AUenlown, Pa. Alter two slops at Washington's Dulles Airport and one in New Orleans, that plane headed for Belize, British Honduras. If o w eve r, the sky pirate Jumped from the airliner near Yoro, a village along t-he border between Mexico and Brilish Honduras. The aircraft earlier had flown lo Belize but headed back lo Mexico without landing, Afler the hijacker bailed out, the plane flew 30 miles to Mcr- ida, Mexico, and landed wilh all the crew reported in pood condi- litin. Merida. the capital ot Yu- catan stale, lies about 635 miles wesl of Mexico City. It was presumed the skyj- acker jumped wilh the in ransom which he took during a stop in Washington. The liijacker was given Ihe money aid six parachutes in re- lurn for releasing the 43 passen- gers and one stewardess among seven crew memliers. bill he re- lumed lo Dulles lo exchange his ransom for one IB bills of larger denomination. EWAFS AI New Orleans, he traded lha original three-engine jet, by then hobbled with a hydraulic problem, for a fresh Eastern 727 jet. The other hijack' began Fri- day afternoon shortly after a Western Airlines 737 jet left Salt Lake Cily for Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, the hijacker re- leased four children and rcven adult passengers and said ha wanled lo be flown lo Hanoi, North Vietnam, but decided in- stead on Cuba. lie then took off with Gl pas- sengers and six crew members for Dallas, Te.v., where bis plane was refuelled and a fresh crew bronghl on for (he flight lo Tampa, Fla. At Dallas, the hi- jackcr allowed eight more pas- sengers lo leave and a r.mih escaped as the new crew cams aboard. The plane was refuelled at Tampa and look oil for Cuba. Worst air disaster in Italy PALERMO. Sicily (Renter) Police and soldiers (oiled all niglit in an attempt In recover Ihe bodies of 115 persons killed when an Alilalia DC-o jelliner exploded a hillside here in Italy's worsl air disaster. Dawn revealed a terrifying scene of desolation on the harsh hillside above Palermo's Punta Raisi Airptui, with wreckage nnd bodies, many charred and mulilalcd, scnilercd over morn than a mile. The 103 passengers, mostly Italians, and crew of seven died when Ihe airliner, on a domestic flight from Rome lt> Palermo, exploded in a ball of flame while coming in lo land in bad weather laic Friday nighl. Seen and heatd About town JUECHAMC Couratl H.iily will be coo'.iiv: brc.ik- fnrl fnr l.i-- vile I'liylli.-. Mr a urvl, ''P h.'-l Li ch.-in.ne a r-e in their home VV.ilicr Kord asking Duncan MrVib if baselull's I l.al.ers uere n.Mlie.l In'tu'C er .''flcr Ihc recent nuclear Wast.