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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 45 The Lethbrtdae Herald "LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1970 t'BICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES WOOF TO YOU, a moment it ap- peared as if the dogs were taking over when a passing photographer snapped this picture of two dogs eying each other from.ears waiting at an Ottawa traffic light. Syrian Band Beaten Off In Battle TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli troops killed 10 mem- bers of a Syrian guerrilla band that crossed into Is- raeli territory today from Jordan and later in the day Israeli warplanes struck a series of Egyptian mili- tary targets, the military -command announced. The toll of Syrians was one of the highest claim- ed1 by the Israelis in a single .clash since the 1967 Middle East war. No Israeli casualties were reported. Tel Aviv said the Israeli jets Mt a major Egyp- tian naval port in the Safaga area of the Red Sea coast and installations along the Suez canal. A spokes- man said the Suez raids lasted nearly an hour and all planes returned safely. During the battle, bazookas and light arms wera Bred from Jordanian territory to. support the raiders, informed1 sources said. 1 The Israelis said they found Soviet and cabotage materials near the bodies of the guer- rillas. Shipping Supplies The Tel Aviv newspaper Yediot Aharonot report- id that .the Soviet Union is shipping large quantities of amphibious military equipment to Egypt. The re- port speculated that the equipment might be earmark- ed for an Egyptian assault across the Suez canal or the Gulf of Suez. Israeli mililary officials had no com- ment on the report. Egyptian President Nasser said in a Broadcast from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, that the Rus-' sians had1 supplied Cairo with "modern weapons ca- pable of preventing Israeli air strikes deep into Egypt's heartland." Nasser apparently was. referring to the anti-aircraft missiles the Russians are reported to have installed in Egypt. The word in Israel is ttet the Israeli air force is staying away from the Nile region not because of the new missiles but because Soviet pilots are flying for Egyptian air force there, and the Israelis fear international repercussions if they shoot down any of the Russians. "Soviet help is an essential necessity for us to.con- front the vast arms supplied by1 the United Statei to Nasser said. Gay Parse Not So Gay PARIS (Reuters) Police battled with militant leftists in the Latin quarter until the early hours to- day after a second night of the worst street fighting here since the student-worker upheaval of 1968. A total 717 persons have been arrested since the violence erupted Wednesday over the trial of two Maoist newspaper editors who were imprisoned Thurs- day for justification of murder and1 other offences. Throughout the city, police remained on the watch for new attacks by leftists, who. have been using ur- ban guerrilla tactics to protest against the trial of the editors, Jean-Pierre Le Dantec and Michel Le Bris. They were sentenced to one year and eight months imprisonment respectively. In the Latin quarter on the Left Bank of the Seine, squads of riot police were still in action early today dispersing groups of demonstrators, and the acrid smell of tear gas hung in the streets. The worst fighting Thursday took place at an an- nex of tlie Paris University's liberal arts college where about students fought for four hours with riot polics. Hecklers Upset Nixon KNOXVTLLE, Tenn. (Reu- ters) President Nixon was vi- sibly bothered by anti-war heck- lers Thursday night as he strug- gled to make himself heard at an outdoor religious rally on the University of Tennessee cam- -pus. But he responded rath words of praise for American youth who, he said, are dedicated and interested in their country's fu- ture. It is not a lost generation nor a "beat" generation, he said, and1 predicted it would turn out to be "the great generation." The president addressed an audience'-of after flying in from the White House to attend the evangelistic rally conducted by his longtime friend, Billy Graham. As he spoke of the spiritual requirements needed to make a nation prosper, several hundred a n t i -w a r protesters1 chanted "peace and "one, two, three four, we don't want-Nix- on's war." FIRST SINCE CAMBODIA It was Nixon's first speech be- fore a large audience since he ordered U.S. troops into Cam- bodia May 1, and since student rioting following the Cambodian action and the deaths of four Ohio students during a peace demonstration. The dissenters were fre- quently by loud ap- proving applause by thousands of Nixon's supporters from sol- idly Republican eastern Tennes- see. "I am just glad that there seems to be a solid majority on our the president said. Even the students who were protesting paused at times to join in hymn singing which pre- ceded -Nixon's address. They held up signs reading "thou Shalt not kill." Meantime the president be- gins a Memorial Day holiday weekend on the West Coast to- day amid .speculation that he will soon make a combined na- tional address on .Cambodian troop withdrawals and the languishing American econ- omy. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN 'THIRTY youngsters from Aunt Dorothy's Play- Jiouse inspecting pictures of former mayors at city hall and being told "some day you may have your pictures on this wall" Jill Tyson's blue face dashing with her. red hair as she climbed out of 8 swimming pool into the nippy night air Brent and Dawn Kcmpel claiming their mother Delia can hit "golfs" better than their father Wijrue, Energy Agreement Sought U.S. Puts Heat On Canada OTTAWA CP) The Cana- dian government will "very much have to reconsider its views" if a letter from Presi- dent Richard Nixon's office on oil and energy resources repre- sents official U.S. policy, En- ergy Minister J. J. Greene said today. But Mr. Greene told the Com- mons that the letter came from a "very minor official" in the president's office and the gov- ernment is making .inquiries through the Canadian embassy in Washington to see whether the letter in fact represents Mr. Nixon's position. The letter, to U.S. Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota from presidential assistant Wil- liam Timreons, linked the U.S. reduction in oil imports from Canada with the American gov- ernment's decision to seek a continental energy agreement with Canada. Mr. Greene was replying to a series of questions initiated by New Democrat Leader T. C. Douglas, who said Mr. Greene bad repeatedly assured the Commons and the country that there was no relationship be- tween the oil-import restrictions and U.S. desire for a continental energy policy. Mr. Douglas said the energy minister has either been ex- tremely naive or has not been aware "that his arm is being twisted and has been twisted for some months." It had become obvious that the U.S. govern- ment was using oil quotas as a means of "levering" the Cana- dian government. ARMS OK Mr. Greene said there was only one sentence in the letter, the last one, which mentioned "all energy matters" and he wanted to reassure Douglas that "both my arms are in ex- cellent shape." If the letter is U.S. policy, he said, Canada will have to recon- sider its position. But "it.is not a letter U> tne government of Canada." Mr. Greene also challenged a statement in the letter that Eastern Canada gets all its oil requirements "from potentially insecure sources overseas." He. said the oil comes from Vene-v zuela, which even the U.S. re- gards as secure. Answering a later question from Michael Forrestal Dartmouth-Halifax he said the Canadian government's view if1 that Venezuelan supplies are secure. The' government wouldn't leave an important part of the country at the mercy of insecure oil supplies. Eldon Woolliams (PC-Cal- gary who had accused Mr. Greene of "childish diplo- macy" and of ruining the Cana- dian oil market during a speech Thursday night in the Com- mons, said today that, "in diplo- macy you shouldn't use mus- cles, you should use intellect." He asked Acting Prime Minis- ter George Mcllraith to suggest to Prime Minister Trudeau that a high-ranking group of minis- ters go lo Washington to "keep diplomacy working" so Canada will 'have trade with the U.S. and full employment. URGES APOLOGY George Hees Ed- ward-Hastings) said the first step in restoring good relations with the U.S. is for Mr. Greene to "formally apologize" for parts of Ms recent speech In Denver, Colo. Aiswering Steve Paproski (PC-Edmonton Mr. Greene said there have been no negotiations "at any time" with the U.S. "on a continental en- ergy policy, whatever that may mean." Alberta Development Program Announced Postal Union Officials Stick To Hard Line OTTAWA (CP) Postal union leaders will continue their rotating mail strikes and their attempts to negotiate a contract without outside help, despite Thursday's appointment of a federal mediator in their con- tract dispute with the federal government. The mediator, A. W. R. Carrothers, president of the University of Calgary, is ex- pected to arrive at the bar- gaining talks Saturday in a. search for a compromise be- tween-the hard positions taken by both sides. But. William Houle, co-chair- man of the Council of Postal Unions, representing mail workers, said the 24-hour rotat- ing work stoppages ;.are "our best means of bringing pres- sure" and promised they will continue. The stoppages were expected to spread to Vancouver as a special welcome here to Prime Minister Trudeau, flying back at the end of his Far East trip. Walkouts began in Winnipeg Tuesday and then spread to Windsor and Ottawa. Mail service resumed in Ot- tawa today after a 24-hour strike. So far the Windsor workers alone have refused to return to work at the end of the 24-hour deadline set by union leaders. Treasury Board and union ne- gotiators were scheduled to meet again today and promised to continue during the weekend their so-far-fruitless efforts to fir.d a settlement. Mr. Carrothers, an expert on labor law and former member JVo Tax Seen Sharp Promises New Peace Force BELGRADE (CP) Exter- nal Affairs Minister Sharp told President Tito today that Can- ada is prepared to participate in any new United Nations peace- keeping force in the Middle East. In reporting this to an im- promptu press conference, Sharp said Tito made no direct response. .Canada and Yugosla- via served in the United Nations force in the Middle East from 1956 to 1967 when .the six-day war broke out. Sharp met a youthful-looking Tito, 78, in the white palace overlooking Belgrade. Tito uses the palace to receive visitors. The conversation lasted 75 minutes, while both men smoked Cuban cigars. Sharp said Tito implied that the Arabs are prepared to ac- cept the right of Israel to exist. Tito has close contacts with President Nasser of Egypt. TERMED CHIEF PROBLEM Sharp said he and Tito are agreed that the Middle East is the most serious current inter- national problem. Both feared escalation and a confrontation between the United States and Russia. Sharp, who met Tito and For- eign Minister Mirko Tepavac separately, said Yugoslavia is preoccupied with the Middle East situation. Tito had led the conversation to that subject im- mediately after Sharp brought up Wednesday's NATO commu- nique. Rocking Chair Coining Back To Nursery SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Something old is going to be tried on new-born babies at the University of California school of rocking chair. "The infant left alone for weeks in an incubator can become so- cially says Dr. Louis Gluck, professor of pediatrics. The nurses will cuddle and rock babies when the infants are out of the incubators. A. W. R. CARROTHERS mediator of .the Woods -task force.on In- dustrial relations, was picked out of a list of about 10 labor specialists. So far postal leaders, have refused to budge from their de- mands for employment security for all workers in the face of technological change and a 60- cent-an-hour wage boost over two years. Postal workers now average an hour. EDMONTON (CP) Alberta will be divided into five the two major cities of Edmonton and Calgary in a program to stimulate balanced economic development throughout the province, Harry Stroin said today. SET UP OFFICES The program, under the de- partment of industry and tour- ism, will set up regional offi- ces with trained special devel- opment officers to help these areas promote industry and de- velopment, the premier told a press conference. Development offices will be situated at Peace Kiver, St. Paul, Lacombe, Medicine Hat and Calgary, Industry Min- ister Ray Ratzlaff said. The geographical areas were set up on the basis of popula- tions in the regions plus trans- portation routes, and take into account the existing offices of other government departments in these the minister said. PROMOTION CAMPAIGNS regional special develop- ment officer will help his area to assess what kinds of indus- tries might be attracted and to work put promotion campaigns and communications with in- dustries" that might wish to know more ;about the area, Mr. Strom said. He said he does not expect any unfavorable reactions from the two major cities. "Any growth in the province helps them to grow." The premier said the major centres don't need this kind of special program because by their nature and size they al- ready can attract industries' attention. "The need for this kind of program was evident for some Mr. Hatzlaff said. He said it had been recommended at provincial development con- ferences. The minister said he expects to have the program in opera- tion by September. FIVE REGIONS The five designated regions are in the northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest and cen- tral areas of the province. Premier Strom said the gov- ernment is considering a pro- gram of financial incentives to industry to aid the work of the special development officers, but he added the specific na- ture of such incentives has not yet been decided. Guaranteed -loans and direct government grants are- two possibilities being studied, he said. EDMONTON (CP> The Al- berta government does not in- tend to introduce any new tax- es or tax increases until mid- 1972 at the earliest, provincial treasurer A. 0. Aaiborg said Thursday. Mr. Aaiborg said Alberta's economic prospects have rare- ly looked better. "There is no province with a stronger or healthier economy than Alberta." TWO PROBLEMS Two problems Mr. Aaiborg sees are agriculture and the federal government's whits' pa- per on tax proposaJs. "The government has no thoughts about tax increases for the next year. There are no plans or studies under way whatsoever." The provincial government had set itself a course of tight spending instead of looking for new revenues. Resources industries, manu- facturing, construction and con- sumer spending, all traditional economic baroweters, were reg- istering satisfactory levels. The province was still at- tracting many persons from other provinces, including pros- perous British Columbia. Even agriculture was .not to- tally blank some aspects such as cattle ranching were going strong. Other than his taxation fore- cast, Mr. Aaiborg would not predict his 1971 budget a prime reason for uncertainty was the Benson white paper. Sweets Sales Sour LONDON (Reuters) Choco- late sales in Britain in 1969 dropped to their lowest for five years. A report published Fri- day said the fall was due mainly to a steep rise in the price of cocoa beans, inflated by heavy tax on the industry's products. Paper Office Target COLOMBO (AP) Sirima Batidaranaike was sworn in as Ceylon's new prime minister today while of her sup- porters attacked the offices of the country's largest newspaper chain in another part of Conr- ombo. The youthful demonstrators broke into the Lake House Pub- lishing Building and threw files out of the windows, along with typewriters and telephones. Lake House Publishing strongly opposed Mrs. Bandar- anaike's election bid. Canada Sells Wheat To Brazil u.s. oa-mg OTTAWA (CP) A sale Of bushels of wheat to Brazil was announced today by Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Ca- nadian wheat board. Mr. Lang told a news confer- ence that delivery over a four- year period will begin next month. Brazil also has taken an option on an additfonal bushels of wheat. The minister leaves for Brazil Saturday for formal signing of the Brazil-Canada agreement in Brasilia. Mr. Lang said the sale, first to Brazil since 1954, "would not beta .without revised and expanded credit fa- cilities which the government lias made available to improve the competitive position of Ca- nadian wheat in developing countries." Attractive credit terms by the U.S. knocked Canada out of the Brazil market in the early 1950s. Earlier this month, a smaller sale to Peru was announced with similar terms. Details of the credit terms were not revealed due to the competitive nature of the inter- national wheat market, officials said. But they Hid there main types. One was used re- cently in sale of bushels to UK United Arab Re- public and bushels to Syria and involved credit at at- tractive interest rates, plus gov- ernment assumption of risk for a term of close to three years. The type used for Peru two years ago and for Brazil in- volves an assisted interest rate and credit for longer than three years. Also at the news conference was Dell'im Neto, Brazil minis- ter of finance, who said the sale is a "first step" to increase re- lations between the two coun- tries. Mr. Neto was here to discuss other matters of "mutual inter- est." Among them is sale of cof- fee to Canada. Mr. Lang said the government will do all pos- sible to facilitate the entry of Brazilian products. Mr. Lang said the sale will be made up essentially of No. 4 northern, with other grades to be determined later. Of the metric tons, would be shipped tlio first year, the second year, the third and the rest in 1974. The sale had been negotiated by the Canadian wheat board, to MM. Explosion Fouls Water GALVASTON, Tex from an oil-rig explosion and fire that killed three and left six missing moved today on to Gal- yeston's extensive beaches, foul- ing a one-mile stretch. Coast guard officials said they made an error Thursday when they reported four persons killed. A coast guard spokesman said today only three weri deed. ;