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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 25-30; high Saturday 35-40. The lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 281 LETHI3IUDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Liberals must bend to stay in office By TOM MITCHELL The Canadian Press O'lTAWA The pressure on Prime Minister Tru- deau to keep a minority government from founder- ing dictates changes of tack for the Liberals on somo major legislative items first proposed in the last Par- liament. Topping the list are those bearing on taxation- Finance Minister John Turner's May 3 budget and such social welfare programs as the new baby-bonua system proposed by Welfare Minister John Munro. Exactly what changes are coming won't be known until the Trudeau government meets the Commons. But some general areas of forced change have become evi- dent since the Oct. 30 federal election that saw the Liberal majority slide away. Mr. recognized this in his first post-elec- tion news conference last week. He pledged remedial action on policies voters appeared to oppose. While saying the government would go ahead with its May budget plans to reduce maximum income tax- es and provide faster equipment write-offs for Cana- dian manufacturing concerns, Mr. Trudeau left tha door open on a reduction in personal income tax rates. Stood pal The Turner budget basically left personal income lax rates untouched, meaning that a three-per-cent re- duction which has been in effect since mid-1971 runs out Dec. 31 unless Ihe government has a post-election change of heart. Some change in tlu's area is seen as crucial to the Trudeau government's survival. Both Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and New Democrat Leader David Lewis hammered at the pend- ing increase during the campaign. Just Thursday, the advisory Economic Council ol Canada said stable or reduced tax rales could be lol- eraled in a drive for more employment and less in- flation. With 109 of the 264 Commons seats, the Liberals must have support from either the Conservatives, with JOB seals, or the NDP, with 31, lo survive a Commons tesl of confidence. There were 14 Social Credit mem- bers and two Independents elected to Ihe new House. Seek showdown Conservatives, who jumped Iheir representation by 35 in the election, are spoiling for a Commons show- down, a Liberal confidence defeat and the chance to take power. The NDP, its election war chest drained and lacking the fund-raising clout of the major parties, would prefer a recuperation period. Afler a cabinet meeting Thursday, Mr. Trudeau Baid a new budget could be expected. Mr. Slanfield pledged during the campaign to re- tain the three-per-cent reduction and (o set up a sys- tem whereby personal taxes were based on "constant trimmed of additions due merely to inflation. Mr. Lewis accused the government of giving cor- porations too easy a tax ride, creating "corporate wel- fare and thus overloading the individual. The Family Income Security Program a new baby bonus system that never received final con- sideration before Parliament recessed last July, may be a long time resurfacing in the new Commons. While FISP would increase payments lo poorer families for school-age children, Ihe revised program also would have inlroduced a means lesl, the present system of payment to every mother r.- gardless of income. Lack of universality was a main criticism by Con- servatives and by the NDP. Promised curbs The Literals also have promised lo bring back their hill (o provide a screening agency for foreign takeovers. The government, body would be empowered to vein them if U decided there would be no net benefit Lo Canada. The proposal damned on several accounts by (lie opposition parties. The NDP said it would do nnlhing to reverse tho present situation of heavy foreign domination in key sectors of the Canadian economy and doubted its effec- tiveness in heading off future growth of such control. Conservatives, while offering some support for tho measure, objected to the decision-making power vest- ed in the trade minister and demanded more consulta- tion with the provinces before decisions about take- overs arc made. First mucuses of t.lic Conservative and New Dem- ocratic parties since the election are to Ire held next ucck. Allilutlrp of Ihe pnrfics towards such rerun Lib- eral measures uill he disirs.scd, Tilthough sources say (lie (alk is likely (o bo general and not. designed to nail down in advance what parly response should be lo possible changes tho Liberals might make. Oilier bUL ills Oilier legislation Hint died when Mr. Trurloaii dis- solved lo lijjhlen salr.s of explosives, lo extern! ihe scope of novenimenl-haekod to older houses and Ihe repayment period fnr Minn, for oxamplo are rolativrly nnn-cnnlrnvcrsinl. Hut Ihe post-ehvlion rarli.mient. Mhenrver il sils, ulll mil accept n hlaiul diet, of such measures. Mr. Slaufield and Mr. Ix'wis have mnde II plain Uioy want fast action by tlic Tnidcau government on unemploy- ment. They have been pushing for Parliamcnl to sit in December, mllicr Minn waiting (o January. "We don'l n ronscrvalivcsald In com- menting on the possible LibomI legislative program in Iho minority Parliament. "We .sure want some sweat, and ninybn n few tears." New wheat sale to China OTTAWA (CP) China has purchased 62.7 million bushels of Canadian wheat for a record price of more than a bushel. Otto Lang, minister respon- sible for the Canadian wheat board, announced tho sale today and said the the sharp in- crease in wheat prices which have occurred in the last few months." A severe crop failure in Rus- sia created a seller for wheat Prices rose by more than 35 per cent. The sale to China is the sec- ond this year and adrls to a growing amount shipped to that HOW OLD IS Leakey, an antriropolo- gist from Kenya, shows newsmen Thursday what he claims is the cast of a skull which is over 2.6-million years old. teakey says skull, found in Kenya, is evidence that man walked erect one and a half million years earlier than previously supposed. In front of him are casls of thighbones found nearby where ihe skull was found. (AP Wirephoto) Way is cleared for German bid BONN (Renter) The way is clear for East and West Ger- many lo apply for United Na- tions membership with the blessing of Ihe Second World First mate blamed HALIFAX (CP) The grounding and loss of the fish- ing vessel Gulf Gull off the const of Cape B'e'.on Island last Feb. 15, with Ihe death of six men, was caused by Ihe wrong- ful acts cf Irs V3ssel's first male, an inquiry into the In- reported tcday. Mr. Justice Gordon L. S. Hart of Ihe Nova Scotia Supreme Court said in his 30-page judg- ment that Fougcre, who was lost in Ihe grounding, dis- obeyed the instructions of his cmlain r.wl was Ihe main con- tributor lo Ihe tragedy. The mate disregarded Cap- lain Joseph Dommix's inslruc- Mons about the course lo be steered nnd the keeping of a watch o'l Ihp vessel's depth sounder, Mr. Juslice Hart said. War victor powers, which di- vided Hitbr's Reich m'.o two separate states. The declaration Thursday by Ihe four United Slales, Russia, Britain and Iheir resid- ual rights and responsibilities for Germany as a whole. They gained thsse as viclors over Germany in 1945. The declaration, also gave Ihe green light to both German states in their quesl for mem- bership of the United Nations, by expressing support for such action. The declaration, and Ihe Ini- lialling in Bonn the previous day of an Easl-West German "good neighbors'" Ireaty, en- abled both slates, especially East Germany, (o emerge into full diplomatic daylight. It left West Germany's allies lo recognize Easl Germany without incurring official dis- approval of Bonn which consid- ered such initiatives as "un- friendly acts." country since It started buying Canadian wheat in 1961. Total wheat deliveries (o China in 1972 will reach more than 145 million bushels, 117.6 million contracted for prior to Jan. I this year and another 30 million of a 58.8-million sale an- nounced last June. Delivery of the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 western red spring Tvheat sold in the latest sale will begin next April and continue until Octo- ber, 1973, through West Coast ports. The remaining 30 million bushels sold earlier Ihis yeair also will be delivered next year. Although the sale likely will cool critics who have com- plained about low export wheat prices, it is likely to rekindle complaints about government policies of cutting back wheat production in 1970. Under the LIFT, for Low In- ventories for Tomorrow, pro- gram that year, the government paid farmers to switch wheat land into other crops or sum- merfallow. In Calgary, Al Beattie, public relations manager for the Ai- berta Wheat Pool, said the new sale will mean about three ships per month out of the Vancou- ver port for Ihe seven-monlh shipping period. Al that rate, he said, the port facilities should be able to han- dle the extra grain. The sum- mer months are the most ideal rsil shipping limes so the wheat pool doesn't expect any tie-ups. Mr. Beattie said the majority of the grain will likely como from western Saskatchewan and Alberta. Using the estimated mil- lion derived from the sale, Western Canadian farmers will get per bushel average for their wheat. The first three grades of w h e a t are involved and farmers will be paid ac- cording lo Ihe grade of wheat they hauled to the elevator. Government grilled deal on insurance Raiders COLOR PHOTOGRAPH FOR CAR DRIVERS blast castle BELFAST (CP) Guerrilla raiders set off a 40-pound bomb today at the 200-year-old man- sion home of the Earl of Cale- don. The bomb, planled direclly under the earl's first-floor bed- room in an apparent assassina- tion atlempt, destroyed a wall along the front of Caledon Castle, one of the finest stately homes in turbulent Northern Ireland. The earl, observing his 52nd birthday today, was a major in the Irish Guards, an elite Brit- ish regiment, and is a captain commanding a company of the Ulster Defence Regiment, the province's militia, Guerrillas have killed 20 of these militia- men, usually in nigh; raids. The earl and his wife were shaken but unhurt. The bombing followed fierce gun battles between guerrillas of the Irish Republican Army's Provisional wing and Brilish troops in Belfasl Thursday and two days of bombing strikes across the province. The Caledon mansion, with mnrblc and stucco interior, was built in 1770 on the site of a caslle occupied by S'r Pelhani O'Neill, the last Gaelic lord of the North, who led a revolt in Ulster against the English in 1G41. There were reports thai a split between Ihe younger and older members of the Frovision- als has been healed and the bombing campaign against commercial life in the province is being resumed after a quiet spell. EDMONTON (CP) Al- berta motorists will have a cclor photograph on their op- erators' licences as of next April, Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne an- nounced Thursday. He told the legislature the plastic credit-card style li- cences will be produced by private industry and tenders will be called for a five-year conlract "in the very near fu- ture.'' "The licence will be attrac- tive in appearance, long- wear ing, absolutely tamper- proof and next-to-impossible to counterfoil." Mr. Copithome sair! oulside the legislature the cost of the new licence has not been fix- ed but "it will be a small amount." A five-year licence costs 510. Too many policy changes: Olson OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson said Thursday night government pol- icies have made so many changes lhat people are an- noyed and frustrated. He said Prime Minister Trudeau will have to bear that in mind as he seeks to rehabili- tate himself in the West where the Liberals lost several seats in the Oct. 30 federal election. The minister, who lost his own seat in Medicine Hat, Alta., was concerned about getting "input" into government from areas such as Alberta, where the Liberals drew 25 per cenl of the vole but elected no MPs. Appearing on Ihe taped CBC interview program, Encounler, Mr. Olson was asked what Mr. Trudeau must do to rehabilitate himself in the West. He said the prime minister must bear in mind "that you can't have so many things being changed." People "get frustrated be- cause they don't understand it all and then Ihey get annoyed with it." He said he believes west- erners support the individual programs of the government. SUPPORT POLICY They supported the real pur- pose of the bilingualism pro- gram, to allow the people to deal with the government in their own language, but the "image" that came out was that those who didn't really need French would be forced to leani it. They believed in the unem- ployment insurance program but objected lo the way it was administered and the fact lhat those not entitled to benefits could sometimes get them. Doctors endorse measure for drug abuse research missing YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. A mercy flight carrying two palirnls Ironi 111? ccnlrnl Arc-lie lit hospital in Ycllowknife Wednesday fnilod lo coniplele a JlVhnilr Might horn Cambridge 1'ny, N.W.T.. it was lo.ivnod to- d.-n. Th- rhmlprnl craft, ii Hm'h- 13 owned by (inlew.iy Aviation of Kdmonlon, left Cambridge Hny, on Victoria Island, Wednesday fillcrnoon In good flying condilions, Aboard w.'e an Eskimo woman. N p c m p c. Mnlhviyok, and David M, accom- panied bv Judy Mill of Ihp Speiiee Bay, N.W.T., nursing RlnUon. EDMONTON (CP) The Al- Mcrlical Association lo- day endorsed a government bill to conduct research into alcohol and drag aburc. Dr. J. H. Oshiro of Coald.ile, president, said today it is filling (hal research be con- ducted through the universilios, so information may bs dissem- inated through the educational system. The AMA. in luiion with sev- eral olJier organiza- tions, approached the govern- ment with an eye to establish- ing a research foundation sim- ilar to lhat described Thurs- day in the legislature by Neil Crawford, minster of health and social development. Mr. Crawford said the new foundation would be indepen- dent of Ihe existing alcoholism and drug abuse commission, which is aimed primarily at. treatment, rehabilitation and oduc.ition. 'Helll I forgot to wear my poppyl' Dow passes mark four times NEW YORK (AP The Dow Jones average of 30 Indus- trial stocks passed loday for Ihe first lime in more than six years. It climbed 11.B9 to 1000.15 at Tlie Dow passed Ihe mark four limes in midday trading during January and February, 1966, and reached a record trade higii of 1.003.11 Feb. 9 of lhat year. That was the same day Ihe bine-chip in- rlicaloT closed at a record high of 995.15. Talks fail to soften Saigon stand SAIGON (AP) President Nguyen Van Thicu told an en- voy from ['resident Nixon loday Mini ;ill North Vielnnmrsn (mops must withdrawn from South Vie'iiNim before Tin agree- ment Id end (he war can lic- rome final, n newspaper con- trolled by the president's offico reported. Thieu conferred for nearly (wo hours with Gen. Alexander Al. llaig shortly nflcr he nr- rived In Snlrjon lo rrpe Thicu lo pii along wllh (ho ceasefire agreement presidential ndviscr Henry Kissinger worked out with Ihe North Violirnmcsc in Paris, llnig is Kissinger's chief assistant. Rnlli President Niviin nnil rhirf U.S. poaco negotiator Wil- liam rorler expressed con- fidence Thursdny in an enriy scUlcmcnl of the war, ;iml in- formed Wnshinglon sources said Kissinger was expected lo re- new his secret talks with Uio Norlh Viclnnmcsc in Paris soon afler Gen. Hair! returns to Wnshinglon this weekend. Meanwhile, the U.S. mililiiry command nocolcralod its plun- ning for n complete American wilhdrnwfil from Vietnam in the event of a ceasefire. Informnnls said American Iroop st.rcnglh in Vietnam would (Imp holow Hie coiling ordered liy Nixon by Poo. I and indicated (here might be fiirllicr withdrawals of U.S. Iroops even if n ceasefire agreement is not signed by next month. Current U.S. military strength in Vietnam is about 32.000. PLAN Informants also confirmed (hat Urn United Stales is send- ing addilional mmcswcepinrj forces to join five mine- sweepers nlrcady in Ihe West- ern Pacific. They would remove American mines from North Vietnamese harbors once n ceasefire ngrccmonl is signed. Washington diplomatic and military sources, meanwhile, reported that progress was be- ing made in selling up n man truce supervisory force, which was expected to consisl of 1.250 men each from Canada, Indonesia, Poland and Hun- gary. By GREG McLVTRYE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Loug- heed government Thursday was pelted with insinuations that government business has gone lo friends of the Conser- vative party. NDP leader Grant Notley un- earthed two Conservatives at the end of government insur- ance contracts and Albert Lud- wig (SC Calgary Mountain View) raised the possibility of another Conservative receiving government advertising busi- ness. i In a written reply lo a ques- tion posed Monday by Mr. Not- ley, the government revealed that insurance contracts were awarded to companies operat- ed by Roy Watson, immediate past president of the Alberta Progressive Conservative As- sociation, and Tony Thibau- deau, an unsuccessful Tory candidate in Edmonton Norli in the 1967 provincial election. ANSWER PROMISED Mr. Ludwig, public works minister in tie former Social Credit government, asked Pre- mier Peter Lougheed if the gov- ernment has given advertising business lo a firm associated with Art Smith, 53, of Calgary, a former Tory MP and MLA and a public relations adviser in the 1S72 Lougheed election campaign. The premier replied that the government would answer the question if Mr. Ludwig put it on the order paper. The wrillen reply to Mr. Not- ley's question revealed that a S189.5G2 contract to insure units in the Alberta govern- ment fleet of vehicles was awarded without tender lo the Guardian Insurance Company, through five agencies. The agencies were? Roy Henry Insurance Agency Ltd., Reed Shaw Osier Ltd., Stewart Campbell In s u r a n ce Ltd., Sewell Huber Agencies Ltd., and Tliibaudeau Agencies Ltd'. Mr. Notley identified Mr. Watcon as an official of Roy Henry Agency and Mr. Thibau- cieau as manager of Thibau- deau Agencies. The NDP leader said in a later interview the govern- ment's written reply raised more questions than it answer- ed. In Alberta, he said, the provincial government is pay- ing S53 per vehicle for insur- ance, whereas in British Co- lumbia under an insurance plan instituled by the former Socred government the gov- ernment is paying about a veliicle for insurance. Mr. Ludwig said oulside the house that "when I mentioned the name of Art Smith all of a sudden the government front bench became very light- lipped. I'm not saying there is anything wrong but 1 want to know all Ihe information." The written reply from the office of Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said Ihe gov- ernment's fleet of vehicles has been insured by tenter since Seen and heard About town IIUNTINC, EXPERT Don Davis trying in vain lo tell brother Norm that mag- pies aren't Holslcin pheas- ants lion Relink moving from his biispMcnl suite in Ihe middle of the nighl be- the queen sized bed he bought wouldn't fit In his liorlrftom. ;