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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THREATENING HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 00. VOL. LXV No. 14-1 ridge Herald LKTHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1072 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 40 PAGES EDMONTON (CP) Three Social Credit members objected in the legislature Tuesday lo a proposed 50- pcr-cenl. salary increase for AJbcrla Ombudsman George McClcllan. The objections came during scruml reading of a hill will Klrenglhcn 'lie role mid position of Urn fimbwi.sman and increase his salary ID from a year retroactive lo last .Ian. 1. Attorney-General Mcrv Lcitch .said I he amendmenls will clarify the ombudsman's right to take possession of documents wilhin government departments, allow only the legislature lo conduct an inquiry into Lhc ombudsman's work and clear up unccrLainly that ex- i.sts as to whether (he ombudsman can be compelled lo appear as a Iwfore such an inquiry. TJie ivijl (lie ombudsman lo give pviricnce al the inquiry, bul give him I he discretion of rcfusirg an answer which in his opinion might dis- close matters of a confidential nature. First in Canada Air. McClellnn, G3, a former RCMP commissioner, the first ombudsman appointed in Canada in He is Lo be- re-appointed for a second five-year pe- riod Sept. 1. Dick Grucnwald (SC Lelhbridgc-West) said he could sec no reason (o enhance tlie position of Hie om- budsman "because I am not convinced that we need him in the firs! place.'1 Mr. Gnicmvald said thai if MLAs and appointed officials "do the job tVy arc supposed to and if human rights legislation now before I be House really works, "lhat will make less, cause to have an ombuds- man." .He objected to giving someone fi.l years old a five- year appointment because it would eliminate a job opportunity for a younger person, and criticized the proposed 50-pcr-ccnt pay increase. "Not only do we give him a 50-per-cent increase, we excuse him from paying many of the (axes of Hi is province when he gets past the age of 65. namely (be education tax and medical care in- surance premiums. "Thai, coupled with his pension, will leave him a rich man." E. W. Ilinman i.SC Cardslon) said thai: vlien the office was first conceived in 19C7 the function of Hie ombudsman was to be one lo whom Lhc people could appeal when they thought the actions of government had been unfair. "But we have created something Mr. Ilinman said. Gone too far The legislature bad gone Loo far in selling up the ombudsman "as the man vho can save our citizens.'1 Mr. Hiiunan said he is concerned because there is no appeal against a decision by the ombudsman, that nobody has a right lo be heard by the ombudsman and lhat his .salary is out of line." Gordon Taylor (SC Drmnlieller) agreed (he om- budsman should pel a salary increase but suggest- ed it should only be At S30.000, Mr. Taylor said, the ombudsman will be getting more than (he premier of (he province. The premier gets a year in addition to in indemnity and expenses as an MLA. just don't follow the idea that Ihe positions in our civil service are carrying as much responsibility as does the premier of the province. "I, for one, do nol go along with the suggestion ve should have no bounds on Ibese salaries for (op civil .servants." Mr. lor said an office carrying a salary of a >car for a five-year term "should provide with mi excellent standard of living." Drink sewage (gulp) project being tried ouL P.y .STl'PHKX SCOTT "TTAV.'A id') may soon be possible lo drink your sewage. The question is why would you wanl lo. Urban Affairs Minister lion Basford has several nnsvwF. The sowafle rer, cling plan could he of use in the North or in the crowded core areas of major citites, he said in an inlerview. could be used in apartment complexes or housing sewage facilities are operating at. a imum. II could cut. on Ihr cnsl of housinq. Ifr cmiimeiilmg nn a recycling system develojv ivilh Mn from Cenlral Moi'jgnso nnd Hou.s- ing Corp. nmlc-r v.bich can be recycled into drinkable water, making possible the frequent TO-U.SC of water. The pilot projeci nf Hie system is at Sheridan Park, near 'lornnto home of the Ontario Research Council. The minister in the Commons lhat it might he Feasible lo use l.he hy At llu1 moment, Ihe prolohpe system is recycling i-allniis of Mr. llasford said the cosl is Ho ccni> ,i ji.illun. II i.s Imped further refinement wouM rcflii'e lhal roM Iml Mr. said he is not Ctrl: in vfnl ,'in emnnmic price would he. lie .'-aid Ihe i mild n groat, savmp in developing Our of the m.'ijor costs in housing l'nby is the of siTvirnl land. To Ihe exlenl that cunlil he by the .sj.sleni, Ihe cusl of ImiiMiij; could be I'uluced, airport shooting to hold onsi Arab guerrillas expect repri DEATH WEAPONS Israeli police officer carries Iwo Kalachnikov submachine guns used by Ihree men ideiilified os Japanese lerrorists in a bloody ailack en Israel's International Airport Tuesday night. (AP Wirepholo) BEIRUT (CP-AP) Arab guerrillas in south Lebanon braced Loday for a possible re- prisal raid by Israeli armed forces for the slaying of 22 per- sons at Tel Aviv's international airport by three Japanese gun- men hired by au Arab guerrillas organization, The gunmen had Arab code names and "travelled thousands of miles to share the struggle of the Palestine people against im- perialism and the guerrilla group that claimed re- sponsibility for the attack said. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine de- scribed the gunmen as heroes and said they were "avenging the deaths'' of two Arabs killed earlier this month in an unsuc- cessful hijacking at the Tel Aviv airport. The plaiemcnl did not say that I he three involved in the shooting Tuesday night, were Japanese. But it charged lhat Israeli De- fence Minister Moshe Dayan "resorted to Lrcachcry to strike down our two comrades in order to teach our revolutionaries a lesson." "Bul. he must realize thai (ne death of of us only hastens the appearance of new fight- ers." .RECALL ISRAELI RAID Lebanese recalled the Decem- ber. 19GB, Israeli raid on Beirut airport, wliich was carried out after Palestinian Arabs at- tacked an Israeli airliner in Athens. Thirteen planes were destroyed in the attack. There was no immediate offi- cial Arab comment on the shooting, bul Ibe news was prominently displayed in news- papers here and on Arab radio stations. The Popular Front statement noted that Ihe raid was carried out on the eve of the fiftli anni- versary of the June, 1967, Arab- Tsraeli war and Raid the guerril- las' "march is continuing de- spite all difficulties." It noted lhat "many attempts will be made lo exploit this op- eration by talking about human- it ari an considers Lions and ex- posing people lo danger. bombings mar visit to Iran TEHfiAX (AD President Nixon flew to Poland loday after a slate visit of nearly 24 hours Lo Iran's capital that in- cluded talks with Die Shah, a glil.tcrirg imperial banquet and a rash of bombings. The president and Mrs. Nixon took off for Warsaw at a.m. were due in the Polish capital nearly three hours later. During an overnight stay in Warsaw, the president will have escalated by IRA From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) -Irish guer- rillas, smashing ,'j.sifle it grmvinp peace movement, lefl a trail of boiiih cieslruciion across North- ern Ireland today, Five more deaths including two British soldicr.i, were reported. The violence escalated a few hours r.fier the Official wing of Ihe Irish Republican Army Mon- day renounced force of anus as a weapon to bring Vis- Icr under the rule of Ihe neigh- boring Republic of Ireland. The clearly nn uf power by Ihe Provi- sional arm of the IRA, which has pledged it? fiphl will go on, Some members of the Official IRA wen1 reported r-witohing (o the Provisional following their side's cuasel'ire. About -HI men were said lo hnvo I be move in Lon- Army officer was quoted by tho London Daily Express as say- ing: "They are hardened gun- men who went into it for a fight. They are nol going to give up now." TOLL NOW The bombings and shootings which ravaged Ulster Tuesday carried the three-year death toll to This year alone, 1-5G were known (o have been killed. Two soldiers died in hospital curly loday. one of injuries re- ceived when a fortified security post, was blown np in Belfast, wounding four other soldiers nnd two civilians, none seri- ously. his first meeting and lalks willi the Polish Communist parly boss, Edward dierek. The bombs killed one Iranian and broke both legs of a U.S. Air Force general, and one exploded near a royal tomb be- fore Nixon got Lher-3 (o place a wreath. But White House preps secrelary Ronald Ziegler said tiicrc was "no indication what- soever" that Hie acls were aimed al. the life of the presi- dent or members of bis party." The Iranian police blamed Lhc bombs on local Marxist guerril- las who have been waging a bomb-and-bullet campaign against the Shah's regime for two years. Iraqi broadcasts from Baghdad have been urging them lo disrupt Nixon's visit- Nixon's trip lo the lomb of Reza Shah, Ihe father of Iran's present ruler, was delayed 45 minutes by the bomb that ploded just outside the 10-foot wall around the lomb. The bomb did little damage, and Nixon appeared unruffled as he placed a wreath on the tomb. BKOIT.HT HIS CAR The president (ravelled in his bulletproof, bomb-resistant lim- ousine brought from Washing- ton, and police detachments lined his route he went diplomat expelled SALISBURY (AP) The R h o d e s i a n government an- nounced loday the expulsion of (he government's repre- sentative in Rhodesia, Alec Ward. A Rhodcsian government statement said Ward has been asked to leave Rhodesia be- cause the British government has turned down a Rhodcsian government ultimatum lhat he would have lo leave unless Rho- desia were allowed to have a representative m London. The statement said Rhodesia had allowed Ward to operate on its territory during (he survey by the commission headed by Lord Pearce, a judge of Brit- ain's High Court. Once the Pearce commission published ils report, Rhodesia asked for representation in London on a reciprocal basis if Ward were lo remain. Duke's body flowii to England BENSON. England (API The body o[ the Duke of Wind- sor was flown loday to England from Paris where the former king died Sunday afler 36 years of virtual exile. Senior officers of the RAF ac- companied the coffin during the 55-iriinute flight Lo Benson RAF base. The Duchess of Windsor did not accompany the body of her 77-year-old husband abdi- cated as King Edward Vllf in 1SI3G in order to marry her. She has been suffering from strain and if- expected lo remain in Paris unlil Friday, when she will travel lo London as a piifsl of Ihe Queen al Buckingham Palace. Seen Abo crown land sale legislation ut town Vr minister linn il S ,T I v ;iliim (Ion I'.iitrhor vrl he I! in melrry nnd I'nul dm MI; more nionn- v. hile hclp- e ;i up four lODMONTON (CP) The AI- tierla povernnicnl intends to in- Iroduec legislation prohibiting Ihe sale of C'rown land lo non- ('anadians, Alan Wnrniek, min- ister of lands and forests, said Tuesday niphl. Dr. Warrack said in an inler- outride (Jio Ictjislaliirp he would tho. as soon as il is priiiled. II would give Albrrlan.s prior- Hy in land sales and il fulfils a promise made by premier Pelrr Louphood during the campaign leading lo the provincial election last Aug. At Ihe same lime, War- rack said, lie Ibe iei'.isla- I nro's committee on foreign nwncrship lo eMiininc the entire Issue of Alberta land owned hy foreigners, primarily United Slates citizens. lie said he knew nothing of a report allegedly prepared for Ihe former Social Credil admir- lo rcporl (API Con- prossinnal leaders announced loday Prosidenl Nixon will ad- dress a jninl session of Thursday night immediately nller his return from his trip lo ho address p.m. KDT. sclicdulod for istralion by nn rdmoiilon con- The report, prepared in 1971. showed that al Icnsl -IJ1 square miles of Alberta were hoiiphl by U.S. residents in Social CrtxliL leader Harry Strom, premier until his party was upscl hy Ibe Progressive Coiif-orv.'i lives in Ihe clod ion, said ho had ordered a report "as such." "1 called for a cursory exami- ho said, adding lhal Ihe information he received did nol. indicate any major problem. The Saskatchewan g o v e r n- men! hns. introduced similar leci-slaliod n'.sls-ii.'tinc land sales bul i! has been stalled pending commilloc study. From AV-RELTER TEL AVIV (CP) Premier Golda Afcir, blasting Cairo and Beirul for told Hie Israeli parh'amenl loday lhal Arab states will be held respon- sible for Tuesday night's massa- cre at Israel's international air- port. At least 22 persons were killed and more lhaii 7U were wounded in the shooling. 7-4-ycar-oId leader, lier voice trembling anger, also censured world government for ]ax airpotl .securely and said the by three young Japa- nese lerrorisks hired by a Pales- tine Arab guerrilla movement GOLDA MEIK Cairo and Beirut could "easily have been pre- vented." France, on whose national air- line the gunmen arrived, con- demned the terror attack by the sub-macbjne-gun-firinfi and grenade-wielding Japanese. But the government, shot back a sharp (o Mrs. Mcir's comments on security. "The French government can only express its surprise at cer- tain official Israeli statements.1' government spokesman Jean Philippe Lecat said after a cabi- nel meeting in Paris. Travellers, relatives, byslanri- crs and employees at Ibe crowded airport were hit in the wild fusillade of gunfire and ex- plosions loosed by Ihree gunmen who disembarked from a Paris- Komc-Tel Aviv flight, pulled weapons from their baggage and started shooting. In Bcirul, the Populat Front for Ihc Liberation of Palestine denied lhal the three Japanese of ivhmn died afler Die hired puns. But the surviving terrorist was quoted as saying he did it for money. Front sources spoke of them as comrades'' and Arab elements belonging lo Ihe PFLP had taken part in the ail-port operations from inside Israel. An Israeli official described Ihe tragedy as a "massacre of the Among [he dead were 13 Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico on their way to the holy city of Jerusalem and a top Is- raeli sciential. Two of the gunmen died in llio ailack, one apparently a suicide by his own grenade, (he olhtT killed by a companion. The third was captured. The allackers siuilched Rus- sian-marie Kalachinkov assault rifles and grenades from suit- cases a.s their baggage arrived by conveuir belt in the ball packed with between 200 and 'JOfi persons. In seconds the hall n scene of carnage as Ihc gunmen rushed [o assault posi- tions, indiscriminately spraying passengers and wailing rela- tives and friends with gunfire and hurling their grenades. Bodies, dismembered limbs, blood and broken glass splat- tered Ihe the groans of I he dying ncd out by screams and the roar of explod- ing grenades. The floor of the morgue was wet with blood and seven of the bodies al Sbcba Hospital were hlaslcd by grenade bursts be- yond any normal recognition, Two of Ihc victims died on Uic- operatinp Lablc. Some of the faces were frozen in open-eyed horror. Most of them looked burned, indicating the terrorist killers may have used phosphorous prcnadcs. The gunmen arrived aboard an Air France plane from One apparently commit- ted suicide by blowing his head oif with a grenade and the other was cut doun by a companion's bullets. The third captured and told his interrogators he was a member of Ihe extreme left- wing Japanese organization Thp Red Army. The Japanese foreign minis- try in Tokyo pave their names as Daisukc Namba, 22. Jin Sugisaki, 2.T, and Ken Tono. 23, based on information provided by the Japanese embassy in Tel Aviv In Beirul, Tjcbanon. the Popu- lar Front for the Liberation of. Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack. Eyewitnesses to (lie attack said" the floor of the customs hall was scattered with the limbs of dismembered bodies, pools or blood coagulated on the marble stones, shatlcred glass nnd broken doors lay ery where. There 'uas (otal panic, and confusion a.s people rushed around in all directions, some crying, some shouting hysteri- cally, others loo stunned lo utter a sound. The ailack caused deep shock throughout the country and had grave implications, since il did net involve. Arab guerrillas alone. n.c. id1) More ".111 dike uorkcrs, of iJiujIrers, la- bored furiously for "0 hours on Tuo'day ;ird only maii- lo hold back flood water? from sweep in 2 through IVTC. nn :'s in southern Col- unihin. Tlie worst exnecled ei- ther wlien the water uas 'You ronic out lo rise anolher cigbl lo !'_' inches, er on Thiusday v lien n furl her increase was forecast. TempciT-lurcs close li f'1 degrees Tr.e-nay for the ihird day in a row hrnuphi wa- ters .spilling off the iikh moun- I.'.ins surrounding the- Simiika- kcrn valley. F 1 ood officials saul they rlidn'l kJimv if Ihe h.idly fiam- aped dike-- eould ho'd out much longer. thnusauris of Ions of gravel p.nrt sandliaps used In fliorc up Die I lire a I ens I lie nr.milies of (n the cast and Ilerlley and Princeton In I he All are nn or near the Similkameen, i> joined by the Tulamccn Kivcr al Princclon. llni'-.ens of in (lie area ahnuf miles ol arc also in flo.Kl. A number nf resiiic -Is on li-o n 11 s k i r I s nf Medley worn evacuated late Tuesday a swollen creek threatened I'.ieir homes. Abnut residents of llii1 area am! aboiM 17 Ki rcmc'K lunncs al-o acualeil. ;