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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY NEAR 65 Lethbtidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 12B LiJTUBKlUUii, ALciinTA, "iriUHSDAY, MAY 11, PRICE N'OT OVER 10 CENTS TWO -SKCTIONS 28 PAGES Summit signs QUIET DISPERSAL Montreal police in anti- riol gear emerge from Notre Dame hospital Wednesday after they dispersed a group of non-medical employees picketing around the building. The demonstration was in protest over jail sentencing of three "Common front" union leaders found guilty of contempt of court. (CP Wirephoto) Dorit look noiv c rate is By RICHARD JACKSON Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA probably a hateful tiling to do, to remind you but have you remembered thai new- budget or new budget, your federal income tax is going up three per cent at the end of the year Finance Minister Turner when talking about the help his budget was going lo give the old age pensioners the veterans ami the students, made no mention ol the increase. He didn't, have lo, for it was built Into the tax structure in last October's '.'statement" by former Fi- nance Minister Benson. At that lime, to gear up the economy through in- creased consumer demand, he said he was cutting tha tax by three per cent from July 1 of 1971 for 18 months, to December 31 of 1972. So the 18-month three per cent cut expires with this year and up it goes In the New Year. Corporations are in for the same New Year's Day lax that it's worse. The 18-month cut in the corporation tax was seven per cent. So what canie off last July 1, goes back on next January 1. The finance department when asked 'about it today expressed surprise, in confirming it, Ihat "everybody doesn't know it." The increase in Ihe New Year was "built ex- plained the department in the Benson and it was beyond belief that anybody might have for- gotten it. The department was skeptical that "people are only human and sometimes and insisted there was no obligation on the part of the new finance min- ister to remind people of it in his new budget Monday, Tin brighter side IIii.1 ciepnrlmcnt, trying to imvo people look nt Ihe three per cent increase in a bright light, recalled that there was another New Year's Day change coming up in the tax. On that (late the lowest rale on the first S500 of taxable income is being cut two per cent from 17 to 15 per cent. That's worth SKI. II drops again in 1974 to 12 per cent, to nine per cent in '75 nnd to six per cent in '7fi. That. Is provided cvcryt.nlng holds steady on the line for (he nc.xl. Five yeni-s. Which isn't .'iltopetlier likely. The [inimri! di'partincnl again looking al Ihe rain changes from the sunny side, says that by '76 the gradnaled reduction on the lowest rale on Ihe first of taxable income should be worth something liko flili. Again assuming no further changes in Ihe tax tlnicliire. But UKTC slill remains Ihat three per cent more in UK; Year, tlnesn'l. there? There does, concedes the finance, department, "but of course knew Ihat." Hid U SAIGON (CP) North Viet- nam was placed in the grip of a United States blockade as the time set for the self-activation of the mines sown in Northern harbors was reached today. North Vietnam, meanwhile, pledged to sweep the mines out of Haiphong harbor, the coun- try'? innin port, ami sink any warships blocking its potts. The North Vietnamese army newspaper told its readers that when the U.S. "sends its war- ships against our people, we will set them ablaze and sinlc them." The mines were dropped by air into Haiphong and the North's six other main ports Monday with pel to acti- vate them at V a.m. EDT The United Slates has accom- panied the mining v.'ith heavy air and fica attacks on lines of communication airl military lo- gistics backing Hie Communist offensive in South Vietnam. SEVERAL SHIPS LEAVE The U.S. command in Saigon reported that 7th Fleet ships ob- served several merchant ves- sels leaving Haiphong harbor early Wednesday morning, a day "and a half before the mines were due to activate. One ol them flew the Soviet flag, a command communique said. After 7 a.m. EDT today, the mines can be exploded by ships passing over or near them. TOUGH MEASURES Intense U.S. air and naval bombardment continued against military targets in North Vietnam for the third successive day. The "Ui Fleet, said the most powerful cruiser- destroyer force assembled in the western Pacific since the Second World War was rang- ing up and down the coast hitting within four miles of Hai- phong. At Saigon, The South Viet- namese government announced tonight sweeping new controls on the country ranging from the drafting of 17 year old youths to the closure of mas- sage parlors and a ban on horse racing. WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon met today with two ranking Soviet sur- prise session that might indicate his North Vietnamese military moves will not wreck the May 22 Moscow summit. The White House described the meeting between Nikolai Patolichev, the Soviet minister of foreign trade, and Ambassa- dor Anatoly Dobrynin, with Nixon and three of his top aides as a "courtesy call." But, coming as it did against the backdrop of a .Soviet state- ment on Nixon's latest Vietnam measures, it could be a hopeful sign for the long-arranged sum- mit. While House press secretary Ronald Ziegler, who described the session as a courtesy call, said Patolichev was in Washing- ton for trade talks with Com- merce Secretary Peter G. Pe- terson. Peterson was in Nixon's office for the meeting, as was presi- dential adviser Henry A. Kissin- ger and economic adviser Peter Flanigan. Correspondents and photogra- phers were hastily notified of th meeting and were ushered briefly into the office to observe the session's start. Precisely what business they were to discuss was not dis- closed. But the timing of the meeting seemed significant. The session came soon after the Soviet Union's first top-level reaction to Nixon's announce- ment Monday night that he had ordered the mining of. entrances to all North Vietnamese harbors to choke off war supplies. The mines were activated at 7 a.m. EDT today and a short time later the Kremlin declared Nixon's actions would "compli- cate further the situation in Southeast Asia and are fraught with serious consequences for international peace and secu- rity." The Soviet statement made no mention of the summit confer- ence between Nixon and Krem- lin leaders scheduled to begin in 11 days in Moscow. nzes oil imports hike WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon today authorized a 15-per-cent increase in oil im- ports for the balance of 1972. Nixon signed a proclamation increasing by 230.000 barrels a day the quotas on imports of pe- troleum and petroleum products from the Middle East, Latin America and Canada. Deputy press secretary Ger- ald L. Warren said the move, recommended by the Office of Emergency Preparedness, was prompted in part by the failure of domestic oil production lo meet expected levels. For Latin America and the Middle East, the daily quota on imports is raised to from barrels. The Canadian allotment was boosted by barrels to barrels. MONTREAL (CP) The jury was still out today in the Jacques Rose kidnap trial, with no indications when a verdict might be announced. Mr. Justice Eugene Marquis asked the jury Wednesday as it left to begin deliberations, to try for a verdict by a.m. today, although more time was available if needed. The jury deliberated until midnight Wednesday and will not return to Court of Queen's Bench until a decision is readied. Hose. 25, is charged with the abduction of Pierre Laporto frcni in front of his suburban St. Lambert home Oct. 10, 1970. Mr. Laporfn found .stran- gled in the of a car in Ihe parking lo! of suburban St. Hubert air base a week after his disappearance. II more bodies fount! in Idaho silver mine KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) Rescue crews searching the burned-out Sunshine silver mine have discoverer! 11 more bodies. But fear of smoke and gas and lack of communications has Grant per mi I for pipeline WASHINGTON (AP) An aide to Senator Mike Gravel (Dem. Alaska) sail! today that the interior department has de- cided to grant a permit for the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. slowed efforts to go deeper in search of 33 missing men, be- lieved to be feet below the surface. The 11 victims raised to 58 the number of known dead from the fire that swept through the mine nine days ago. Four of the lat- est victims were found Wednes- day night at the level. The other seven were discov- ered early today at feet. Mine manager Marvin Chase .said it appeared the seven had been trying to escape smoke when they wore overcome. Two men were brought out alive Tuesday after being en- tombed one week in another shaft.. in Quebec QUEBEC (CP) The third straight day of labor unrest hit the province today as thousands of union mcmhers continued walkouts protesting both the jailing of three Quebec union leaders and their own working conditions. Published reports said two cabinet ministers had given their resignations to Premier Robert Bourassa, blaming fed- eral government policies for un- dermining provincial social wel- fare objectives. The premier was reported to have appealed to them at a cabinet meeting Wednesday night to stay on dur- ing the current labor problems. The ministers mentioned were Social Affairs Minister Claude Castonguay and Public Affairs Minister Jean Paul L'Allier. Police in Thetford Mines, 50 miles south of here, said a gen- eral strike was in progress today in the town of "Mine workers and others in the public government employees and all staying off the a po- lice spokesman said. "We have had no incidents of violence so far." At Sept-lies, 400 miles north- east of here, order was return- big today after police reinforce- menls were flown in following violent clashes Wednesday be- tween police and workers who virtually took over the town and held its radio station for about 12 hours. MERCHAMCS WALK OFF In Montreal 400 garage me- chanics who service buses and subway trains for the public transit system left their jobs to join other sympathy walkouts across the province protesting the imprisonment Tuesday of Marcel Pepin, Louis Laberge and Yvon Charbonneau. Union leaders said thousands of construction workers, who stayed away from building sites in Montreal and Quebec City Wednesday, were continuing the walkouts today. Motor traffic was in turmoil early today in Montreal after fcegs of nails were dumped on one bridge and a main express- Fear double drowning at Nantoii NANTON (Staff) One body has been found and the search for another continues following the discovery of an overturned fishing boat on Chain Lakes near here yesterday. The body of James Martell, 35, Canadian Forces Base, Cal- gary, has been identified, but dragging operations conducted by members of the Nanton de- tachment of the RCMP contin- ued this morning for the body of another man believed to have been fishing with Martell. RCMP officials refused to re- lease any information about the missing man, but he was believed to have also been from the Canadian Forces base at Calgary. CHEATED LONE RANGER G ROSS E POINTE. Mich, t AP) George W. Trcndlc, creator of (lie Lone Ranger on radio nearly At) years ago, died Wednesday in a DclroiL hospi- tal. He also created Sgl. Pros, ton of (he Yukon and tile Green Hornet during the early days of radio. 15. to BKLKAST (CT-AP) Pollen described today tho condition of a tfi-year-itld girl beaten for fivo days and and feathered by the IKA as "sickening." Her face was henlen to a pulp and her hair lorn out by the roots. Tho official wing of the Republican Army said Ihe girl was a spy for Scotland Yard iind bad information, in return for money ami drugs, bad led to the arrest of some nioii. Belfasl. police saM tho IRA's :-py arciKsaliim "obviously is a wild attempt lo justify a most brtilal assault on a young girl." The girl, name withheld for her security, lives near the Norlhorn Ireland capi- tal's Falls an IRA cita- del. She wns taken from her home ]-'rirlay Police a fivo days followed. They said .she was moved secretly from placo to place, beaten at regular in- tervals, her hair shaven and torn out. by tho roois. The climax of her "punish- ment" came Wednesday when she wns far red and feathered in front of Romo 200 persons. Sol- diers found her lying beside ,t lamp-post, unable iu walk. A police spokesman said; "The Rirl was in a condition thai can only be described as siekcnintf. Her face, and body are a mass of face was bealen to a III a statement, Ihe IKA said the girl's "punishment" would have been more severe if sho bad been older. "We would tiko to inform residents of Ihe need for this action and why il was so lenient. This person was a member of a spy ring operating in this town.'1 way. Police said the nails on the west-end Mercier bridge across the St. Lawrence River and on the north-end Metropolitan Ex- pressway could "be tied in with the labor conflicts. A burning car on Victoria bridge, also spanning the St. Lawrence, may have been erately set, police said. II backed up morning rush traffic for some three miles. Two sm all bombs exploded today at two separate small power stations serving Mont- real's subway system, causing some damage but not interfer- ing with normal operations. After the subway and bus ga- rage mechanics walked off their jobs supervisory personnel filled in to maintain all routes. Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quette told the Quebec national assembly Wednesday night that Sept-lies, a town of was the hardest-hit in the province Wednesday. Seventy-five riot- equipped police were flown in from Montreal to bolster police already in the community. The justice minister said pro- vincial police had been asked to organize "special emergency units" to deal with crisis situa- tions in the province. Mayor Donald Galh'ene of Sept-lies said: ".It's very peace- ful today." He blamed outside troublemakers for the clashes that erupted Wednesday. Seen and heard About town COON fo be married ..Jackie Lagasse wonder- ing what married friends Dave Timms and .Garry Kohn have been talking to fiance Bill Lowe about proud father Chester Mook taking a week's vacation to admire his son and sew the buttons back on six shirts. TWO RESIGN? Widely published reports in Mon- treal today say two Quebec cabinet ministers, Social Af- fairs Minister Claude Caston- gnay. top, and Public Minister Jean-Paul L'AIIier, have resigned. An explana- tory letter from the two min- isters said they were resign- ing because of expansion of the federal government's so- cial policies rather than prob- lems in their departments or social turmoil lu the prov- ince, the newspaper says. may impose extra tires tax WASHINGTON (AP-CP) In the first case of its kind, the U.S. treasury department said today it is considering imposing extra customs duties on tires imported from Canada because the Canadian government helped build the factory. The department issued a no- tice that it is investigating a countervailing duty order cover- ing X-Radial Steel belted tires from Michelin Tires Manufac- turing Co. of Canada Ltd. A countervailing duty order is an extra import charge to offset subsidies that the importer may be receiving. Department spokesmen said the Canadian government prov- ided grants to the company lo help it construct two plants, one for the wire and the other for the tires. The plants are at Gramon and Bndgewalcr, N.S. It was clear that "a large per- centage of these tires are going to be exported to the the official said. The plant, began production late last year and, since Decem- ber, imports of truck tires alone from the company to the U.S. totalled about S3.3 million, tha department said. "Right now, its truck tires. We think it will soon be automo- bile tires. We think production is going lo rise tremendously." Usually, countervailing duty orders are issued when a for- eign importer gets direct subsi- dies from his government so that, he can have an easier time penetrating (be U.S. market. Never before has the U.S. threatened extra import charges for subsidies that go to help build factories, especially when nil of the goods are destined Tor ttie American mar- ket. The treasury department is expected lo make a fin.il ruling within two months. I! is the hippest aUeging unfair I rale practiros by Can- ada finer- trade talks between the two countries broke off ear- lier I vear. Near-nttked kangaroo girl story 'just a lot of ADKLAinK iK en Icrl The "Xullarhor the near-naked, blonde-haired girl rumored to run kanga- roos in Ihe Australian bush, revealed W cdncsday nighi lo a hoax. The story of a girl on the. Nullarbor plains of west- ern Australia gained world- wide attention when firM, re- ported earlier ttiis year. "The Is'iillarbor Nymph wns a lot of said I.mine Kcolt, one of the men who in- venletl thi" nymph, .said in an interview. Srolt, kangaroo shooter. rabbi I trapper ami fisherman, said !hr of !he mmph had been im'e.nlod in the pub al Kuclri, miles east of Prrth. "We were all sitting in the pub ni Kuda, drinking on, someone suggested the Seott He sail I pii'l chosen as the nymph, and was pho- locraphivl on tin1 dry, dusty plains near KiH'la, was a local blonde, (loniee llrooker. Soon said the mnn behind tho u-iule i.Iea from the was (leoff IVrm-e, publio rela- tions man ami former journnl- isl. IV'iriv h.'iil conlrollod Jho publicity for the hoax on a "The rumur spread like a Mil bus drivers and their all ended up Ivlievim; they had some- iScolt. -said. ;