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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta GHC.WE-.P.S FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY NEAR 60. "VOL. I.XV No. The LctWnridgc Herald WKDNKSnAiTlUAY 24, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS Arms limitation accord in sight I nun ItKUTElt-AP MOSCOW (AI'I President Nixon, near final agreement with Soviet leaders on a pact to limit strategic arms, joined Pre- mier Alcxei N. Kosygin today in signing an agreement aimed at pulling U.S. and Soviet space explorers into orbit together by At the same ceremony, State Secretary William P. Rogers of the U.S. and Vladimir Kirillm, chairman of the Soviet commit- tee for science and technology, initialled still another accord calling for U.S.-Soviet co-opera- tion in scientific and technolog- ical fields. These were the third and fourth agreements signed since Nixon and Soviet leaders the summit talk Mon- day night. The one on strategic arms limitation promises to be the most important, however. Under its terms, it was learned, the two countries will join in a treaty limiting deploy- ment of defensive anti-ballistic missiles and will sign an exccu- agreement freezing the cur- rent number of land-based mis- sile-launching platforms while allowing the Soviets to catch up with an American lead in mis- sile launchers at sea. Under the SALT pact, it was understood, each country could go ahead with replacement of present generatioi offensive missiles as technology permits, but would not be allowed to in- crease their number. Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev, general secretary of the Soviet Communist party, were holding two private meetings during the day prior to the early evening signing of an American-Soviet agreement that aims at putting American and Soviet space ex- plorers into orbit together by 1975. Today's meeting between the U.S. president and Brezhnev was the fifth since Nixon's ar- rival Monday afternoon. American sources said the space agreement would be signed later this afternoon. Tills will give the go-ahead lor three U.S. astronaut's and three Soviet cosmonauts to make a joint docking in June. Other accords, including one on scientific and technical co- operation, might be also signed today, the sources said. The president emerged briefly from the Kremlin today fur MM first time since he arrived in Moscow on Monday and placed a wreath at the tomb ol the So- viet Unknown Soldier of the Sec- ond World War.The public was barred from the area alongside the Kremlin Wall, but about Muscovites w a t c h e d impas- sively as Nixon's motorcade passed through the closed-off streets. Mrs. Nixon, who did the sightseeing Tuesday while her husband was at the conference table, was bound today for Mos- cow University, the big GUM department store and a night at the circus. INSPECTION FOR AND AFT Red Army Major checks the belt, left, of a member of the Honor Guard shortly before President Nixon laid a wreath at Moscow's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier today. At right, the major neatens the same trooper's uniform. (AP Wirephoto) Over-delivery Deseed c OTTAWA (CD Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson lold the Commons in effect Tuesday that Western farm- ers who ship more than their assigned pool quotas of grain to terminals must expect to face the conse- quences in court. II- was questioned by three other Prairie MPs- Mr Olson represents Medicine Hal, Alta.-about cur- rent prosecution of farmers whose deliveries were al- leged to have exceeded quotas. An unnamed rapeseed- processing company also was said to have been C1'lMiidi of the questioning by Conservatives Robert Tr-omr-nn (Red Oecri ami John Diefenbaker (Prince AhVrl) and New Democrat Alt Gleave (Sa.skatoon- centred on Mr. Thompson's contention that the charges were made under criminal law, rather than U'e Thompson said outside Uic House later he had learned that he had been mistaken. The charge he knew about was under the Wheat Board Act. Mr Thompson referred outside the House to a letter of protest, from farmer Reid Thompson of Olds, Mia -whom flic MP described as very prominent, but no relation-because he has been charged with over- delivery of rapeseed to Western Canadian Seed I ro- ccssors Ltd. of Lethbridge. Cites 104 bushels The charge says lie delivered 10-1 bushels more than his assigned quota of 1.200 bushels. Robert Thompson, who plans to raise the Issue In n grievance debate Thursday, said outside the House that up lo 1 400 western rapeseed growers "are being judged guilty" at the initiative of the Canadian wheat board of breaking the law. He said prosecution is "a ridiculous, intolerable and illogical situation" because the farmers facing prosecu- tion were under contract with the Lethbridge company and had not been consulted about including the oil- feed under wheat, board jurisdiction. Mr. Ol'on disagreed in the House, that prosecu- tion for alleged violation of quotas was jllogical. To a question from Mr. Gleave about whether farmers would be permitted to fulfill delivery con- tracts with rapeseed processors apparently regard- less of Olson replied: "It is a fundamental principle of the whole quota system to make sure that the market-however large or small it may he-is shared equitably among all producers in ;m area." Quest ionH alwil a government campaign rncour- ,-igmg farmers In produce higher-quality rape-seed, Mr. Olson said government has never taken the po- sition that .-my kind of an arrangement-conlraclii.il or ol take precedence, at least to the point of excluding all oilier producers who should have some access to the market under the quota system as well." Last week in Edmonton. Dr. Hugh Homer, Alberta minister of agriculture, said in the legislature Ihe gov- ernment planned to study the charges, since the farm- ers were not transporting rapeseed between provinces, but selling it for processing in the province. lie also Mr] Ihe legislature that be. would investi- gate Ihe. possibility of returning their permit books, seized from the (armors at Ihe time of the charges. leaders freed QUEBEC (CP) The prov- ince's three top labor leaders were released Tuesday night on bond pending appeal hearings, paving Ihe way for resumption of contract talks between I ho Quebec government and public service unions. Marcel Pcpin, president of the Confederation of National Irade. 1'nions and one of the three leaders released, said negotia- tions will resume Thursday. Mr Justice Claude Gagon of (he Court of Appeal released Mr Pepin. Louis Labergc. pres- ident of Hie Quebec Federation of Labor and Vvon Charbon- neau, president of the Quebec Teachers Corp.. after they signed bonds promising to ap- pear at their appeal hearing. Mr. Pepin said the hearing will be held June 5. The three men were serving one-year contempt of court sen- tences arising out of a strike by public service workers last month. HF..IECTS PAROLE They decided to appeal the sentences after Justice Minister Jerome Choquette earlier Tues- day turned down their request for day parole intended to gain them daily release from jail to take part'in negotiations. Mr. Choquette told the Quebec national assembly he could not find terms of Ihe Probation Act which would permit them to leave jail. They were sentenced for ad- vising" union members to defy injunctions ordering m a i n t e- nance of essential services dur- ing Ihe 11-day public service strike. Another "1 union officials serving sentences up to six months for contempt of court were also released. Sellout concert NASHVILLE, Tenn. (API All 9.600 tickets for a June 20 concert by the rock group Roll- ing Stones were sold out Tues- day within seven hours after they went on sale. It is believed to be the fastest concert sellout, in the history of Nashville- famed for its country music and known as Music City USA. SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) Two men hijacked a South African Airways jetliner today. It landed here for refuelling then took off again tailed by a jet bomber of the Rhodcsian Air Force. The Boeing 727 jet originated its flight here for Johannesburg in South Africa. Just before land- ing there the plane was taken over by the two men. Airline officials said the men were dark skinned and threat- ened to blow the plane up with dynamite unless they were flown to Tanaiirive, Malagasy, the island republic of East Af- rica where civil disorders have been under way. The officials said the pilot told the men he did not have enough fuel to fly to Malagasy and would return to Salisbury. The plane was reported to have carried 57 passengers, in- cluding two infants. Airport sources said a num- ber of passengers had been al- lowed to leave the hijacked air- craft but an unknown number staved aboard. end run From AP-REUTER SAIGON (CP) U.S. am- phibious craft, and helicopters landed nearly 2.000 South Viet- namese marines on an end run into Communist-held territory north of Hue today, and scores of American planes blasted North Vietnamese industrial plants in Ihe Haiphong area in a new phase of the bombing cam- paign. The U.S. command announced that one helicopter was shot down supporting the landing and another was downed 15 miles west of Hue on a supply mission for other government troops. Nine Americans were reported missing in the two crashes. Renter correspondent Brian Williams reported from Hue that North Vietnamese troops were retreating by the hundreds after putting up fierce resist- ance against, the South Viet- namese marines. The marines launched their three-pronged assault by air, sea and land, spilling ashore from landing craft and helicop- ters of the U.S. 7th Fleet in the first amphibious landing since the Communist offensive was launched 56 days ago. The operation is designed to trap some 3.000 North Vietnam- ese troops who have been prob- ing government defences north of Hue. Shooting suspect in court abelle By GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON Sulphur gas plants at Pincher Creek and some other Alberta communi- ties are emitting sulphur diox- ide at more than twice the con- centrations that caused deaths in London's infamous "killer smog" 20 years ago, the legi- slature was told in a brief to hearings into provincial oil rev- enues Tuesday. The information came in a passing reference in a brief from Joseph Yanchula, an en- gineer and member of the Cal- gary branch of the New Demo- craiic Party which called for stiffcr government control of industry. HEALTH HAZARD "Sulphur dioxide is a health hazard to communities such as Pincher Creek, Olds, Didsbury and Airdrie." said the brief from Mr. Yanchula. "You can smell sulphur diox- ide the concentration is at least three parts per million or more Ihnn twice (he concentra- tion which caused deaths of over 4.000 people in London's killer smog some 20 years ago.'' Mr. Yan.cr.nla said a1! hut one of the offending plants are onerated by "giant foreign cor- porations who have been thumbing their nose at the province and exporting pro- fits" He did not mention the cor- poratio.ns bv name. Outside the bnnsc. Environ- ment Minister Bill Yurko con- firmed that Mr. Yanchula's accusations were serious. A survey currently being conducted of pollution from gas processing and extraction plants in A'herta is fmdiniJ that "the situation is nol very at- tractive from the point of in- dustry performing very satis- factorily." he said. EDMONTON tCP) The in- dustry was depressed, labor called for more taxes and two groups came up will] ways lo spend the money. ,is 3 com- mittee of the legislature Tues- day opened public hearings in- to a government proposal to tax crude oils reserves in Al- berta. The tentative plan is lo tax proven recoverable reserves at a rate which will yield an ad- ditional S50 million lo mil- lion in 1973. Dome Petroleum Ltd. said the tax could have a depress- ing effect on the industry un- less counter balancing correc- tive measures are taken. ft "could reduce the econom- ic life of a great many leases, reduce, employment, r e duce royally revenue, inhibit the in- stitution of secondary schemes and cause the loss of ultimate recoverable reserves in the province." T. B. Hewitt, president of Hewitt Oil (Alberta) Ltd., said (lie tax would increase the cost of doing business to tiie extent that it would be "significantly less attractive to investors to spend their money in Alberta." Mr. Hewitt said there are many other areas into which exploratory funds could be di- verted. "Within the past two weeks Alberta has worried us to the extent that we have acquired 400.000 acres of land in Sas- katchewan. Tills is the first time we have ever operated on a significant scale in that prov- ince." Husky Oil Operations Lid. said the industry hss no! gen- crated sufficient income during the last few years to continue "its vital role in contributing to the growth of Alberta's econo- my." Tiie Canadian Petroleum As- sociation, which comprises 200 firms responsible for fl7 per cent of Canada's oil and gas production, said petroleum pro- duction costs are skyrocketing and additional taxes will crip- ple the industry. LABOR VIEWS The Alberta of sJ'l the -XTiiment's share of oil industry revenue should be equivalent fo a roy- ally of between 90 cents and si.25 a barrel on oil produced from crown lands. This would increase the g o v c rnmenf's share by another million to million a year. The Calgary council of the New Democratic Parly recom- mended that crown revenues 01, crude oil be increased by million and on natural gas and byproducts by million. The Indian Association of Al- berta suggested the govern- ment use some of its oil money to help build a million in- dian education centre in the province. The City of Edmonton, which presented the first brief, said Alberta municipalities should get one third of all royalties. The hearings continue through Thursday. The govern- ment has indicated it will make a final decision en its tax plan bv Julv 31. Black commander BAD KHEUZNACII (API Maj.-Gen. Frederic Davison has taken command of the tllh In- fantry Division, becoming the first black divisional com- mander in U.S. Army history. Hit by bat, youug ball player dies GIFT LAKE (CPI Ray- mond Alan Lamouche, 14. died yesterday after being hit by a baseball at this community. 180 miles northwest of Edmonton. RCMP said the boy died en route lo hospital after he was hit in the chest during a game. BALTIMORE. Md, (AP) Arthur H. Brenier pleaded not guilty today in United States district court to federal charges in the May 15 shooting of Ala- bama Gov. George C. Wallace and three other persons at a po- litical rally. The 21-year-old unemployed busboy appeared relaxed and smiled several times during Ihe Ifi-minule hearing before Judge Edward S. Northrup. Brenier replied in n strong voice to Northrup's formal ques- tions concerning his name, age, lawyer, education and whether he understood the four charges against him. Brenier. flanked by several security guards, stood before Northrup and his court ap- pointed lawyer. Benjamin Lip- of Baltimore, entered the innocent, plea. SETTING STANDARDS The survey being done by the Alberta environment de- partment in coniunetion with the Energy Resources Conser- vation setting stand- ards for the to 50 gas plants on an individual basis to con- trol pollution at its source, said M'-. Yurko. In a letter form Ihe encrgv resources conservation borml, companies were told last fall that they would have to meet new standards by th" end of 1S74. be paid- Mr. Yurko said the industrv major spokesman for oil and gas companies beine the Canadian Petroleum Associa- tion has estimated it will cost to S100 million to bring gas plants in Alberta up to the new standards. College president raps report VANCOUVER (CP) Coal stockpiles here are growing steadily as a strike by Mari- time union members in Japan delays arrival of ships to lower mainland harbors. William Duncan, acting port manngcr. sairl Tuesday no Jap- anese container ships have ar- rived for three weeks. He said he fears the strike may throw ships further out of phase fol- lowing the grain-ship lie-up here last winter- Shipping company officials sav the seamen's strike has been sporadic, with crews working when they want to. A spokesman for Kaiser Re- sources Ltd. the firm ex- pects more than 500.000 long Ions of coal from its mine in southeastern British Columbia will be stored at Roberts Bank port by next week. Last week there were tons. Fording Coal Ltd. alsn has an unspecified amount awaiting shipment Ihe Kaiser biilk-loadinp facility at Roberts Bank. In North Vancouver. Neptune Terminals Ltd. estimated it will tons stockpiled by i-exl week. A Ncptur.e spokesman said Ihe terminal could handle up to 500.000 tons without difficulty. Fashions new valves SAX f'HAXClSCO (AP) A Brazilian surgeon is making new uilves for sick hearts out of human brain tissue nblain''d in aulupsii'.s. Results in about 70 patients gelling the new valves during the last >o-ar appear satisfactory. Dr. K. .1. Xcrhiih cif the University of Sao Piuilii Medical School told Ihe Inter American Congress of Cardiology at its opening session here. Xerbiiii fashions heart valves from the dura mat- ter, the, lough, fibrous outer lining of the, brain, lie uri's Ihe dura lo caver metallic valves already shaped to replace valves between chambers of Ihe heart. Troublesome or fatal bloodclots are less likely to fin-in nvcT liiiiiov.'u1 in' natural material, said Xerbini. lie .'.aid the nrw technique, is still experimental. EDMONTON (IT) Roc- nmmendalions of an inquiry which suggested that Red Deer College he placed under a gov- ernment-appointed administra- tor are drastic and unneres- :.ary, college president Dr. Mei-vyn Eastman sairl Tuesday night.' It would nut be wise lo single out the Red Deer Community College for an experiment with different forms of government, or administration, Dr. Eastman said. lie blamed "the root of dis- content" wilhin the college on financml problems resulting from provincial uovcriimenf policies. Dr. Eastman was comment- ing nn recommendations mado Friday in a provincial govern- ment 'inquiry under Dr. T. C. Byrne. Dr. H y r n c said his recom- mendation that the operation be placed in Ihe hands of a gov- ernment-appointed administra- tor would make Ihe president's job "redundant." 'MOW 1IKA1, URGED Commissioner Byrne also called a new form of gov- ernment for Ihe college, either by limiting the power of the present board of governors, more power to Ihe exist- ing academic council nr by re placing the. council will) a morn powerful academic council or by replacing the council with a more powerful governing coun- cil. Another r c c o m in e n rlation called for the appointment of a de.m of studies and a dean of programs, which the re p o r t said would make the vice-pres- ident's post redundant. The post is currently held by Dr. Ronald Piters. In another statement, Dr. Piters joined with Or. Eastman in saying that special legisla- tion for Red Deer College is unwarranted. They said Ihe eminent ami the Allicrln Colleges Cnniinussion fhoiild only consider changes for the whole college system. PROMISES C'O-OPI-'.RATION Rob Sliding, 1D72-73 pres- ident of Ihe college's student association, issued a statement saying that much of the Hyrne report is in line with changes requested by students and fac- ulty. lie promised full co-operation from sludenls to implement the report's recommendations. "There will undoubtedly be a few initial difficulties accruing to Ihe new operation hut I'm sure if Ihe right altitude is taken by everyone concerned, there will be 'no major ftum- Wing blocks." Seen and heard About town holds talks in OTTAWA UT> Secretary- (ieniTal Kurt WaU'.ielin of the 1'nili'd Nations arrived here today In begin .'i Iwu-ilay official visit to Canada. A transport department Jet- WKCRETARY Gail Sarkn Mr. Wa'illvim and sorrowfully telling her wife from New York landed friends that hubby Gerald is K1 1'pi.iniis contemplating holidaying in vhcr.- the the remote prairies instead fvnr-ial v.as ii'.en the Kiinl of ol the mountains school ocri'tnanial welcome reserved trustees Reg Turner ,'iiuL for state. (ipn-y IViilio trying to bold Mr. Walilheini is making hi.' back 'giggling at .'i private firs: i-'l In Canada since being joke for (oar of disrupting a appointed secretary-general laM school board meeting. Year. ;