Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
DTSC plan secrets out Auto firms -which is, isn't? OTTAWA (CT) 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 Pepin Friday In an interview with reporters outside the Commons. It was revealed last week that Ford has been ex- porting automobiles to Canada from the United States Uirough a DISC a tax-favored export corporation which U.S. companies can establish under legislation passed Jan. 1. It enables them to defer taxes on half the profits made on such exports. The Canadian government has protested the use of DISC as an exports-subsidy program in violation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Until Friday, it has not been known whether auto 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 the American government to set up a DISC. He said that either General Motors or he couldn't remember had applied to use DISC and intended to use it to export autos to Canada. The other had applied but had not expressed certainty about using it. He said he would elaborate next week in a speech to the Commons. Mr. Fepin irritated Opposition leader Tiobcrt Stanfield in the Commons, where the minister didn't give the sketchy breakdown he later gave reporters. Mr. Pepin offered MPs little more information than to say he had talked to the auto companies. He had received explanations of the four major auto companies. He had received explanations nf the companies' positions on the use by their American parents of Domestic International Sales Corporations programs and on the difference between the Canadian and U.S. retail prices on cars produced in Canada. The U.S. price is lower. Mr. Pepin said the information be" had picked up is "present ly being assembled" for a speech he will give In the Commons during budget debate next. week. To help exporls The domestic International sales organization pro- DISC results from American steps launched last Aug. 15 to stem a chronic outpouring of dollars. Under the program, which Canada calls contrary tt> both the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Canada U.S. auto pact, tax incentives are. given American companies that, step up exports of goods made in the U.S. Tiie Ford Motor Co. took the government by sur- prise a few days ago by disclosing that it is taking advantage of DISC for some of its production. The federal budget is being delivered Monday but tile earliest Mr. Pepin can. make his speech about DISC'S impact on Canada and on Canadian car prices would be Thursday. The traditional budget debate starts Wednesday. Mr. Stanfield asked how Mr. Pepin could justify keeping his information secret from Parliament and Canadians in general until then. Out of orclei When he was ruled out of order by Speaker Lu- cien Lamoureux, Mr. Stanfield 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 nol trying to be difficult but (he information he has is very complicated. The four companies General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and American Motors were in "different positions" on the. use of DfSCs by their parent firms. Mr. Pepin said he also has information on the price differential between aulos sold in the two coun- tries. He would present in his budget speech the of tlie differentials, the companies' justifications for them and his view on "how justified the justification is.'' Lrv -re in mountains The UtHktdae Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 55. "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern for healthier heart SAX FRANCISCO CAP) To have a healthier heart anil lower blood pressure, go live high in Iho inounlain.s, a Peruvian cloclor suijgesl.s. Natives living in Peru's Andes mountains above feet hiive much less eonmary heart, disease than Peruvians living ai sea level, said Dr. Javier Arias- Stella of Lima. The hearl.s nf the mountain people developed mere. Worn! inclwlinu liny eapillaries. In dislribiiln lilnod which is less rich in oxyijen ,T! hiKh aflilmlc. Dr. Arias-Stella explained al. lite Ninth Intor-Amoii- Congress of Cardiotopy. This holps them avoid fatal heart attacks or pains of annina bocnn.se if one mair, channel in the. heart becomes blocked by n blood clot, as happens in many sudden heart allacks. they already have allcrnalive c'liannels to carry Hie blood flow and to keep hcarl tis- MIC from living. VOL. LXV 124 Leeds wins cup LONDON (CP) A superbly headed goal by Allan Clarke gave Leeds United a 1-0 victory over Arsenal in the English Foolball Associalion Cup soccer final al 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 bcalen. A sell-out crowd 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 Ihe Arsenal players Iheir losers' medals, Jones was helped up the ramp to the Royal Box to get his medal from Queen Elizabeth. Wincing with pain and with his arm strapped to his side, he was given a hero's ovation. ft was Jones who senl over a magnificent cross from I lie cor- ner (lag for Clarke to head the winning goal. Some fans slept ail night out- side the stadium and eight hours before the start, thou- sands of tans were milling out- side Ibe gates. Ticket, scalpers were having a bonanza, wilh desperale fans re- porled paying up to for S13 tickets. go to. polls HOME TAP) Italy votes this weekend after a noisy and sometimes violent campaign for elections that may nudge this country's politically splintered parliament to the right. Official electioneering ended at midnight Friday night. Elec- tors visit the polls Sunday and Monday after an interlude today. Police were out in force be- cause it was the last legal night of campaigning and they wanted to guard against further outbreaks of violence by leftist and rightist extremists. Bui in Rome brief clashes erupted after a rally by the neo-Fascist Italian Social Move- ment, Witnesses said leftists with chains attacked a car driven by Fascist supporters. Minutes later extremists broke windows in the Piazza Farnese, near the scene of the Fascist rally. In Milan, leftists wielding iron bars attacked a car distributing neo-Fascist campaign leaflets, police reported. After today's pause, Italy's 37 million voters pick the deputies and senators who will plot the country's course for the next five years. The big question is whether any decisive trend will emerge from the ballots. These are not moon pictures, these arc Vietnam LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1972 Price 15 Cents FOUR SECTION'S 68 PAGES U.S. may land marines WASHINGTON (Reuter) 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 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, that 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 off action as long as possi- ble to see how the South Viet- namese forces performed after their initial 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 central high- lands capital of Pleiku today, inflicting heavy casualties on government forces and killing a United Stales adviser during hand-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 north of Pleiku. 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 (he Chu Pao Moun- tain which dominates the high- way at a point seven miles pouth of Kontum after a day of heavy fighting. A small fight broke out a bare two miles northwest of Kontum City, said to be an objective of the offensive. Hijacker jumps I with Leaders confer TUK'HARKST ill rn t or) -Premier Ciolrlfi Meir of Israel today opened tier first, round of talks on (lie Middle East wilh President Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania, The leaders were to ho joined in the Bueharest state paiiu'o Inlor in the morning by Premier Ion Mmirer in n further review of Arab-Is- raeli relations. HIJACK ROUTES -Map locate? the approximate routes of two separate hijackings Friday one on the East coast and one on the West Coast of the United States. Both hijackers ended their reign of terror Saturday, one landing in Cuba, the other high- jacker bailing out somewhere over the jungles of Mexico. (AP Wlrephoto) Strom spikes suggestion Socreds all washed up Former chess grandmaster goes to jail PRAGUE (Reuter) Former chess grandmaster Ludek Pach- man, 42, was sentenced today to 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 health and the 18 months he has already spent in prison. By GREG McINTYRE Herald Staft Writer EDMONTON rial Credit premier Harry Strom has reacted with disdain to a suggestion from Liberal leader Bob Russell that the Socreds are finished in Alberta and should get on the Liberal P Aug. 30 together, under one umbrella, when Albertans elected 49 Pro- gressive Conservatives, 25 Soc- reds and one New Democratic Party candidate, said the Social programs for the coming years, he said. He declined to say what the Liberals and the NDP dropped the Liberals practically Tfnrmor dropping out of sight. Had Ihey Former So. force o[ any con. major in the new plat sequence, we would have been form will be. The 57-year-cM southern Al- berta fanner said what Pre- mier Peter Lougheed did to de- feat, the Socreds was to bring Credit party has more support- ers today thai ever before. At the polls, he said, "The all those people who opposed the party in power. "And after 36 years, of course, no one denies that there aren't people who are going lo be disappointed at what gov- ernmenl hasn't done for them." SOLID SUPPORT Mr. Strom declined lo discuss how long he plans to remain al the head of the party. Sources indicate he has the solid support of party MLAs in rage By THE ASSOCIATED Two gunmen, one seeking money and parac'mfes and tl.o other seeking United stales 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 the second man forced a Western Airlines jet- liner with Cl persons aboard to fly to Cuba. One hijack began Friday morning aboard an Eastern Air Lines 728 jetliner shortly after it left ATJentown, Pa. After two stops at Washington's Dulles Airport and one in New Orleans, that plane headed for Belize, British Honduras. H o w eve r, the sky pirate jumped from the airliner near Yoro, a village along the border between Mexico and British Honduras. The aircraft earlier had flown to Belize but headed, back to Mexico without landing. After the hijacker bailed out, the plane flew 30 miles to Mer- ida. Mexico, and landed with all the crew reported in good condi- tion. Merida. the capital of Yu- catan stale, lies about 635 miles west of Mexico City. It was presumed the skyj- acker jumped with the in ransom which he look during a stop in Washington. The lujacker was given the money and six parachutes in re- turn for releasing the 43 passen- gers and one stewardess among seven crew members, but he re- lumed to Dulles to exchange his ransom for one in bills of larger denomination. SWAPS PLANES AI New Orleans, he traded the 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 City for Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, the hijacker re- leased four children and reven adult passengers and said ha wanted to be flown to Hanoi, North Vietnam, but decided in- stead on Cuba. He then look off with G-l pas- sengers and six crew members for Dallas, Tex., where his plane was refuelled and a fresh crew brought on for the flight to Tampa, Fla. At Dallas, the hi- jacker allowed eight more pas- sengers t.o leave and a ninth escaped as the new crew came aboard. The plane was refuelled at Tampa and took off for Cuba. By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta MP Don Mazankowski wants the govern- ment to make an official state- ment in the House of Commons clarifying its stand on the fed- eral drug abuse program. The statement, on motions would then allow a spokesman 3 hanged in Turke ANKARA (Reulcri Three left-wing extremists were hanged early today as the Turk- ish government enforced a rigid curfew and the armed forces stayed alert to combat any fur- ther reprisals by underground groups. The three self-confessed mem- bers of the Turkish People's Liberation Deniz Ges- mis 24, Yusuf Asian, 25, and Huscyin Inan. were among six under death sentences whose release was demanded by four Turks who hijacked a Turkish airliner to Sofia, Bulgaria, last. Wednesday. The Turkish government re- jecled their demands and event- ually the hijackers released the passengers and took political asylum in Bulgaria. The Ihree hanged at Ankara's central civilian prison were nil convicted of attempts to over- throw the constitution by force -a capital offence in and of kidnapping four air- men in Ankara who were later 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 Vegreville) brought the matter up in the Commons on Friday following the resignation of Dr. William Craig, head of the gov- ernment program. The Opposition has charged that political pressure led to Dr. Craig's decision to quit the pro- gram. Prime Minister Trudeau de- clined to accept. Mr. Mazan- kowski's call for an official .statement. However, he did say he felt sure that Health Minister John Muiiro would be willing to answer any questions Opposi- tion MPs cared to ask on the subject. Mr. Mazankowski said ha wanted a firm assurance that the federal government would continue to support the drug abuse program. The prime minister gave it ta him. However. Mr. Trudeau said he could not confirm thai the government intended allocating more funds to the program. Ha snid this was a question for Mr. Miinro. The health minister was net in the Commons al. the time. Mr. Mazanknwski told Ihe Commons lhal Ihe government should be considering the allo- cation of "sufficient" funds to carry out Ihe "necessary" work of Ihe program. The federal cabinet, recently turned thumbs down lo a re- quest by Dr. Craig for an extra .ct; million for Ihe year over Ihe previous M million hudcol. NEW DELHI (Reuter) Fighting between Indian and Pakistani troops was still con- tinuing in the Kaiyan area of ______rr. Kashmir early today, an official the legislature and the Social government announcement re- Credit League is unlikely to ported. move to dethrone him, leaving The brief report, issued late ail1 the decision as lo how long lo this afternoon, said an official TT fx.il communique would be issued to The defence ministry Friday OlSOStCr 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 that So- cial Credit has a future in Al- berta, Mr. Strom replies "It's a very simple answer. The prin- ciples st'll bold but you have to make them applicable to Ihe decade of the '70s." The party must attract young people into its ranks and de- velop a "practical and suitable" 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 of Srinagar, the Kashmir capital. There are men in a Pak- istani battalion. It was the most serious viola- tion of the ceasefire since the Indo-Pakislan war ended in De- cember. CHC I'UKSHIKNT I.illl- ronl I'iiMl-il. II. CMC rvccu- live vice prrMdcut ot tlie CI1C effective Aug. 1 Dancing on lop of the clouds now reality MONTREAL (CM Only a dream until now. dancing on top of I he ciouds has be- come a reality. To while away the lofty hours aboard Air Canada's 747 flights, the airline has come up with the ultimate in romantic travel, a dance floor in the upper lounge along wilh champngne and caviar on the menu. could Ira more than hall the fun. Spe- cially wardrohed hostesses drawn from the stewardess ranks will be on hand lo nvike. Hire lime dors mil Mood music from a tape, cassette will be confined to the first-class lounge and uill not interfere wilh the economy passengers below, the airline, says. PALERMO. Sicily (Reuter) Police and soldiers toiled all night in an attempt to recover the bodies of 115 persons killed when an Alitalia DC-S jetliner exploded on a hillside here in Italy's worst air disaster. Dawn revealed a terrifying scene of desolation on the harsh hillside above Palermo's Punla Raisi Airport, with wreckage and bodies, many charred and mutilated, scattered over morn than a mile. The 103 passengers, mostly Italians, and crew of seven died when (he airliner, on a domestic flight from Rome to Palermo, exploded in a ball o! flame while coming in to land in bad weather late Friday night. Seen and heard About town iUECHAN'IC Conrad Haity will be brc.ik- farl. for H' wife I'liyllis f.v ,-i week Mll'-r l'e I" change, a i" their home tt'.iher Korll asking Dimcnn IMeVih if baseball's Lakers were helure or atler the recent, Anichitka nuclear chisl.