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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CLEAR High Forecast Saturday 20. The Lethbddge Herald VOL. LX1V No. 276 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO StCTJONH 28 PAGliS Beer-drinking students could become giants GVKl.Pll. Out. (Cl'i Tlto.se under-nourished stu- dents stalking the city's beer parlors are potential giants, says Dr. C. Winegard, president of Univer- sity of (inelph. The nnivcrsitv heard nf students snf- frnm in.'ilnulrilio.i because o( poor eating habits. David Allen, a student representative on the sc- said one solution would lie for the government to rciMiiiT .-ewers to put vitamins in beer. "Ail, said Dr. Wincgard, "what a race of we would thon produce." Dr. said ho admits "there is some evi- dence to .--how thai some ot our students are suffering from iiialiuitntion." 'the nnivrr.sily provides eating facility's, ho i.-iul, hut il rjinnot (WM f-l'idcn'o to p-if, n United Stales tightens new tax screws WASHINGTON (CP) The Senate finance commit- tee Thursday approved impurt tax measures which could exacerbate (he wounds already suffered by Ca- nadian industry with the imposition last August of the 10-per-cent levy on dutiable imports into the U.S. The measures include presidential authority la: the import surcharge to 15 per cent; selective or general import quotas; a seven-per-cenl excise tax on automo- biles imported from Canada: domestic international sales corpora- tions DISC which could lead to U.S. subsidiaries in Canada losing production of goods manufactured for export to U.S. parent firms. The measures are part nf an over-all tax package scheduled for floor debate in the Senate late next week. Observers predict the package is in for a rough time. The surtax measure, which would increase the pres- ent 10-per-cent levy and not be in addition to it, also includes the right to clamp on the quotas. Support for Nixon Chairman Russell B. Long (Dem. who drafted the measure, said it should strengthen President Nixon's hand in negotiations with foreign countries for removal o( trade barriers, afler Ihc 10-pcr-cenl surcharge has been lifted. Thn.se weapons could inly lie- used if Ihe president found the U.S. balance of payment'; position seriously imbajaccd. If approved, the authority n-ould continue after the expiration of the "temporary'' 10-per-cent import Unlike the present general levy, tile 15-per-cent charge and the quotas could be applied to specific countries and even specific products. The presidential right to impose a seven-per-cent excise tax on cars coming from tax which up nnlil now could be applied to other countries, but from which Canada has been lead to renegotiation of the Canada-U.S. auto pact if Nixon ex- ercised it. In fact, a committee spokesman said that failure to do so in a manner satisfactory to the U.S. "could lead to Congress voting in favor of terminating the pact." The pact can be terminated by either side with a year's notice. U.S. opposition to the auto pact, which has tilted in Canada's favor during a "transitional pe- riod." has hardened in the wake oi U.S. economic ills, which all of these proposed measures are aimed at alle- viating. Subject to change Any of the measures contained in the tax pack- age could, however, be deleted or changed during the debate to come, particularly since the Senate commit- tee version differs widely from Ihc package already ironed out in Ihe House of Representatives. Last month the. House passed its version of the tax bill, winch called for repeal of. the excise tax on both imported and domestic cars, retroactive to last Aug. 5. The Senate committee went along with the House on U.S. cars but rejected equal treatment for import- ed vehicles. In the Senate committee's version, the president's authority would run for 10 years. Under it, he could impose the seven-per-cent excise lax against any coun- try he felt discriminated against the U.S. industry in auto sales. However, if applied, Ihc rate would be based on a schedule in existing law under which the tax is to decline gradually until it is repealed in 1982. Serious for Canada Another item in the tax package, and one which is officially viewed in Ottawa as having potentially more serious ramifications for Canada, is the DISC proposal. Under it, American manufacturers would have a portion of their taxes deferred on profits from goods manufactured in the U.S. for export. Tliis would affect the operations of U.S. subsidiaries in Canada and other countries and Finance Minister Kdgar Benson has suggested this could lead to a mas- sive exodus of manufacturing jcbs from Canada. In voting recently to keep the DISC proposal in the tax legislation package, the Senate committee slight- ly reduced the benefits that would accrue to U.S. manu- facturers. While Ihe iVixun administration proposed to apply Ihc lux deferral to all of a DISC'S export sales, the House of Representatives version of the legislation would limit Ihc deferral to M per cent of the export profits. The Senate version compromises, limiting the defer- rals to SO per cent, and at Ihe same time limiting the life of DISC Ic 10 years. SAVING A UFE Boston Globe reporter John Cullnn gives moulh-lo-moulli resuscitation to Toko Arouja, 2, during an early morning fire Friday in the Dorchester section of Boston. The child survived. increases for armed forces OTTAWA (CP) Pay in creases for members of the armed forces, designed to give the military wage parity with the public service, were an- nounctd today by the defence department. The increases, retroactive to Oct. this year, average 11.5 per cent. They consist of a pay raise of six per cent and a 5.5 per cent adjustment as a first step of a two-year plan to re- move the pay lag between the forces and the public service. A further 5.5-per-cent adjust- ment to achieve pay parity will go into effect next year. This increases will bring the basic pay of a fully- trained infantry private up to monthly, an increase of 565. A finance clerk with the rank of corporal will get monthly, an increase of ?89. CAPTAIN GETS S885 A general service captain's basic pay will rise to S885 a month, up S53. M i n i m u m monthly pay for a colonel in the general sendee category now will be an increase SI 25. The department said the in- creases also take into account special conditions of military service "which place the serv- icemen at a net disadvantage in relation to the public servant." These disadvantages include unpaid overtime, frequent mov- ing, and early retirement, INCLUDES RESERVES The Oct. 1 effective date for Ihe raises applies to most offi- cers and men. including mem- bers of the reserve. Exemptions are generals and medical, dental and legal offi- cers. Their rates of pay are ad- justed at different times of the year, coinciding with then- pub- lic service counterparts. Also in effect Oct. 1 was a re- grouping of the 90 trades for pay purposes. New rates in the reserve force will see a private in the sea, land or air elements earning be- tween S6.20 and daily. Lieutenants will get a day, captain S26.80 and lieuten- ant-colonels S43.30. U.S. sells feed to Russia 2 Nixon visit !_ indefinite grans WASHINGTON' (AP) Nixon administration sources disclosed today that arrangements have been made for a sale of American feed grains to the Soviet Union. United Slates labor union leaders have given their assur- ance that they will load the ships despite a previous ban on such shipments to Communist countries, the sources said. The sale, expected to have an important impact: on Midwest farm states in need of new mar- kets, is being arranged through Continental Grain Co. and Car- pill Inc., the administration sorecs Mid. It i'; to be an all-cash deal with payment in U.S. dollars, a factor that, will have an impor- la.nl. offed. on I'.S. balnnee-of- payment problems. Tlio official .sources ?aid the deal will involve, two-million tons of com, fifio.oon tons of bar- ley and tons of oats. In contrast to previous re- quirements, vessels of any ori- gin offering compelilive ship- moil rales will be eligible io carry grain and any future business wlucb v develop, the wnircfcri Hid. Thunderclouds on U.S. tax horizon Canada i No goviet Union meddling-Tito stays calm OTTAWA (CP) Cabinet ministers remained calm Thurs- dav as economic thunderclouds appeared on the United Stales horizon and secret Canada-U.S. meetings were held here. The thunderclouds came from tire U.S. Senate finance commit- tee, which approved authority for President Nixon to impose a seven-per-cent duty on Canadi- an-made automobiles and to in- crease to 15 per cent the 10-per- cent surtax on imports entering the United States. In the Commons, Finance Minister E. J. Benson and Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pcpin said it is too early for alarm at the danger of higher U.S. im- port duties on Canadian goods. In an interview, Mr. Benson said the surtax vote "is not really all that important." Even if the Senate eventually granted the authority to Presi- dent Nixon it would not mean he would use it. A more ominous action by the committee was its move toward approval of the DISC program, Mr. Benson said. The DISC program would ena- ble companies to set up domes- tic international sales corpora- tions which would receive tas concessions on export earnings. Beside encouraging U.S. ex- pork, it w-ould encourage U.S. corporations to make goods for export in the United States and probably close down subsidiar- ies in Canada and elsewhere. ACTION WORRISOME "The surtax isn't going to move from 10 to 15 per cent or anything like Mr. Benson said. "But the DISC proposal is very worrisome to Canada." If the DISC plan became law in the United States, the Cana- dian government would have to consider measures in response to it. Asked about the closed-door meeting of Canadian and U.S. officials, Mr. Benson said "there's nothing spectacular or newsworthy in this." It was a continuation of a series of gen- eral meetings between officials of the two countries. The United States was repre- sented by two senior trade offi- Petty, assistant treasury secretary for economic affairs, and Philip Tresize, as- sistant secretary for economic affairs in the stale department. It was Mr. Petty who told Ca- nadian reporters in Washington six weeks ago that the United States had a number of de- mands to make on Canada, in- cluding removal of Canadian protection clauses in the 1965 U.S.-Canada auto agreement. "I've no comment, nothing to was Petty's only remark as he walked by a reporter Thursday. Ringside seat C.M'K KKNNEnV. Fla. (AD A Russian spy ship had ,1 ringside seal Thursday when the nuclear sub Nathaniel Greene conducted Ihc first above-water .submarine launch of a multiple-warhead Poseidon missile. The Soviet trawler, equipped with radar and other electronic gear, stood about half a mile away. 10 miles off Capo Kennedy. Russian ships often in o n 11 o r missile here, MARSHALL TITO no doctrine OTTAWA (CP) President Tito said today there is "no question" of interference by the Soviet Union in Yugoslavia's in- ternal affairs. At a news conference More his departure from Ottawa for Quebec City. Marshal Tito ap- peared to reject the existence of the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine, at least so far as Yugoslavia is concerned. The doctrine, used to justify Russia's invasion of Czechoslo- vakia, is generally understood to mean that Russia can inter- vene in any Communist state Confusion reigns at church synod VATICAN CITY (AP) The world synod of bishops has voted to reject four of five sec- tions of a draft document on so- cial justice. This was announced today, next-to-last day of the five-week Roman Catholic Church synod and created a confused, last- minute rush for consensus on the two hotly-debated themes of the priesthood and justice. The biannual synod had been forced Thursday to put off a final vote en priesthood because of a row over wording of a par- agraph dealing with priestly cel- ibacy. The bishops had handed in their ballots Thursday on the so- cial justice document. They were told today that only one generally w o r d e d conclusion calling on men to im- itate the neces- sai-y majority of Io2 votes from thp 209-mcmber body. MAY BE REDRAFTED The rejected sections were: part calling for redistribu- tion of the world's wealth, appeal for the church to restyle its image to identify more with the poor. long section detailing how the church could work with other institutions against social ills. For all of the four rejected sections synod delegates sub- mitted far more votes "with re- servations" than simple "no" votes. These reservations contained written suggestions for redraft- ing all or part of the rejected sections. The synod was not told imme- diately what the written opin- ions said, whether they were for a stronger or weaker stand Seen and heard About town Starr Ail- ken wondering why pow- er failures always happen on the coldest day of the year Fearless Pat Webb brav- ing the blizzard minus his overcoat Joe Lakie still driving around with soaped windows on his car. a re- minder ot Halloween shenan- igans. whore !he existing economic and political order is threat- ened. Answering questions submit- ted in advance by reporters but not shown to him in advance, Mirshal Tito also compared Canada's current economic troubles with those faced by Yu- goslavia in 1348 and suggested that Canada isn't too badly off. The e a r -o 1 d president, puffing a cigar and occasionally stabbing the air with it to make a point, expressed concern that the two large West and East European trading groups will become more closed. The two blocs in question are Ihe Common .Market and the East-zone Council of Mutual Economic Assistajirr. Marshal Tito said European security requires thai all divi- sions on the ing economic over- come. SEES TRADE INCREASE He said he prospects were promising for an expan- sion of trade between Yugosla-- via and Canada, as well as be- tween Yugoslavia and the U.S'., which he visited before coming here Tuesday The National Press Building was heavily guarded by security policemen for the news confer- ence. Tight security has pre- vailed throughout his three days here. As Marsha] Tiio emerged from the building to enter an armored limousine for the drive to Ihe ui'Tort with Goverror- General AiiCiiener, a group of perhaps WO school children lust- ily cheered him from a slope across the street near the Par- liament Buildings. Answering a question about the additional 10-per-cent U.S. tariff, Marshall Tito noted that other countries besides Canada, including Yugoslavia, are af- fected by it though he conceded Canada has been especially hard hit. Chinese Doctors cautioned don't operate on -wrong patient bass OTTAWA (CP) Plans are still definite for a visit here by President Nixon next spring, of- ficials said today. But the date is still as indefi- nite as ever, they said. Questions about tho timing of. the visit have popped up again in view of possible new I'.S. trade restrictions on top of the 10-pe.r-cent American surcharge on dutiable imports. Neither Canada nor the U.S. has been pressing for an earlier visit, informed sources said. In fact, there appears to have been no recent discussions at all between Ottawa and Washing- ton on a firm dale. Mr. Nixon will make visits Io China and Russia next spring. There is speculation among it is only that that Mr. Nixon may sandwich his Canadian visit between his trips to China and Russia. Elephants die iu drought NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) A severe drought was re- ported to have killed more than 100 elephants in the last three weeks in Kenya's big Tsnvo National Park, which has been without rain since April. TORONTO (CP) Citing a 1970 ease in which a woman was treated for an ulcer on her womb instead of having her teelii removed, the Cana- dian Medical Protective Asso- ciation has warned doctors to rncke sure they operate on tlie right patient. "While there have been no recent disastrous mishaps be- cause of improper identifica- tion of a patient or operation on the wrong party, errors have occurred and have led to lawsuits and of legal action." the association said in its 70th annual report. It is "virtually impossible to defend the position of a doctor who operates on the wrong patient." In the ease of the unidenti- fied woman, she originally went to the clinic to have her teeth removed, but was taken to a gynecologist by mistake. The gynecologist discovered an ulcer on her womb. "She underwent an operation for D and C biopsy and coteri- zation of the the re- pcrt said. The woman later brought legal action and a settlement had to be made. For a S50-a-year member- ship in the association, doc- tors are given damages insur- ance, advice on how to avoid suits and provided with hw- yers to defend them in mal- practice suits. fan' UNITED NATIONS (CP) The People's Republic of China has informed UN Secretary- Gcncral U Tliant that its delega- tion to the United Nations will arrive here next Wednesday or Thursday. In a cable to Than' that ar- rived today, the foreign minis- try said the 10-man delegation to the cm-rent UN General As- sembly will leave Peking Tues- day. It has been reported here that the delegation will stop off in Ottawa where they will pick up Huang Hua. the Chinese am- bassador to Canada. Huang informed the Canadian government earlier this week that he would leave Tuesday for the United Nations where he will be the new Chinese perma- nent representative. Nuclear protest turns to prayers By THE CANADIAN PRESS Appeals to God, President Nixon and Prime Minister Tru- (leau were mad" Thursday as Canadians turned from mass demonstrations to prayers, tele- grams and letters to protest the five-megaton nuclear test sched- uled for Saturday on a remote Alaskan island. In Washington, a half-milo- Inng protest telegram contain- ing an estimated 177.001) Cana- dian names was delivered to a presidential assistant. More than 100 Canadian mem- bers of Parliament signed a sec- ond telegram to the president asking him to slop the blast set for Amohilka Island. Church leaders signed a third. Oilier telegrams appealed In Mr. Trn- deau Criticism; oi UK mime, minis- ter's alleged inaction in the Am- chitlui situation have come from the Greenpeace Too protest ves- sel, on its way to Amchitka: from Mayor Rod Sykes of Cal- gary; David Archer, Ontario Federation of Labor president, and political opponents. Scattered protests against the Mast continued across Canada Thursday although the main day for protests was Wednes- day. DKCMMCS TO SIGN At Ottawa, Mr. Trudetm de- clined to tiie MTV tele- because he said tho gov- ernment already made its position known and Ihe Com- mons had approved a motion on (VI. oppi'smi; midi-ar tests in general and the Amchilka ono in particular Members of oajtios sicocd. reminding Mr. Nixon of the Ca- nadian government's earlier protest and urging him "in the name of humanity" to cancel the test. About 50 students from Lcth- bridge. staged a peaceful dem- onstration on the American side of the border Thursday, walcbcd by a tlozen Montana state and border police. U.S. environmental groups today pinned their hopes o f hailing the blast on a prom- ised early decision by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. The Greenpeace Too, a converted minesweopor carry- ing 28 men opposed to the test was miles away from Amchilka C r e u members reported the vc.sot'l did not expect to reach Am- chiUm until 2-1 hours alter Iho scheduled blast time, set for 3 p.m. (Lcthbridge Presidential press secre- tary Ronald Ziegler said Thursday "a ruost careful study uas given to all aspects, including potential cnvironmen- t a 1 risks." .Nevertheless, h e said, it was decided to proceed with the test because of the overriding cf national defence and security. The head of the. U.S. Atomic KniTgy Commission frr Sat- i'iu'di'.lal iitidri'pround nr.d said "There nn ri-k." With his wife and two of his daughters at his side. AFC K, Sehlesing- er peered into the 6.000-foot- dccp hnlo wriTe the fivivmcga- lon dcvico ivill he dcnotatcd. ;