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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta me kBinvmwuE ncnubv News In brief Welfare cut asked OTTAWA The Economic Council of issuing its annual prescription to keep the nation's economy strong and has recommended a cut in welfare closer government- industry co-operation and a stronger role for Parliament in policy-making. Rising costs of government social programs are becoming an inflationary threat to the entire economy and the 156 3 billion cost now forecast for 1973-76 should be cut by 14.6 said the 28-member .advisory group. ft projected economic growth averaging six per cent over the four-year slightly less tha.n this year's forecast of seven per cent or more Allegations outdated TORONTO James Ontario regional director for the Unemploy- ment Insurance Wednesday that allegations of financial waste and computer chaos in the UIC are mis- leading and Information released by J. R Progressive Conser- 411owance revamped vative member of Parliament for and contained in documents distributed to the news media in was a mixture of half-truths and statements taken out of context from internal documents that have been long-since Mr. Donahue said OTTAWA The government plans to propose amendments to its family allowances bill to provide automatic increases based on the cost of Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde told the Commons welfare corn- mi ttee Wednesday. The bill presently allows for a cost-of-living increase in benefits only on the recommendation of the health and welfare minister Benefits would be increased by a cabinet order after a Commons debate Mr. Lalonde said his amend- ment would make annual cost- of-living increases and Newsprint costs up MONTREAL New- spaper publishers can expect to have to pay higher prices for newsprint but the supply for the coming year should equal demand Newsprint industry officials agreed that the newsprint shortages in Canada and the United States this year were the result of strikes in mills and against Canada's railways At the same spokesmen for major Cana- dian producers say that the current newsprint price is not high enough to provide suf- ficient return on investment to warrant expansion of ex- isting mills or to build new mills to increase capacity. United Way stronger OTTAWA United Way campaigns across the country expect to raise million more than the million taken in says Gordon Thompson of president of Community Funds and Councils of Canada During the closing days of the national signifi- cant trends are developing Toronto and says Mr raised and more dollars respectively than in 1972. Vancouver and other major cities are well on the way to achieving marked increases if the current trends he added. Many of the 1973 campaigns are in the final stages Father pays ransom MUNICH The tidnapped daughter of a West German millionaire restaurant owner was freed sarly today after her father over a three million- mark million police said. Evelyn was releas- Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Saranac Lake. Lila a star of silent films and action movies during the of a stroke. a journalist for 37 years who was first with The Star and then real estate editor of The Telegram. ed unharmed by the kid- nappers in Munich's northern police said. Police said the money was taken by two both aged about who drove off in a red sports car registered in about 30 miles northwest of Munich. Pans Elsa former Pans fashion designer and perfume queen whose customers included Greta Gar bo and Mae West Halifax-Harold Brynjolf- a retired business ex- ecutive who was associated with Sun Life Assurance Co. for 30 years The Cardinal TortureTest. Cardinal. If 11 stand the test of time. His name is Maurice Eight-year-old Maurice Blackman of Edmonton form. Maurice was identified in the ads as Jamie holds up a newspaper advertisement promoting Littlefeather. Alberta's centenary in which he wore an RCMP uni- Canada accused of begging for role Tory launches scathing attack OTTAWA The Liberal government was ac- cused of begging for a Middle East peacekeeping cole when Conservative Claude Wagner delivered a scathing attack on Canadian foreign policy Wednesday. Mr former Quebec justice minister and now Con- servative foreign affairs raked the government for begg- ing for a part in the United Nations Emergency Force in the Mideast He called it a not in keep- ing with Canada's past inter- national peacekeeping status. There have been other at- tacks by Mr. Wagner on ex- ternal affairs but this one was viewed as his strong- est. It came as the Commons debated Canadian participa- tion in the peace force. the Conservatives have said they will support a resolution asking parliamen- tary approval for sending troops to the Mideast. The other parties also have in- dicated but an infor- mal voice vote will be held when debate ends later today. Mr. Wagner accused Mr. Sharp of He called for a fundamental review of foreign sug- gesting that Mr Sharp had de- meaned this country's image by dragging it through inspec- tion by the Soviet Union and Egypt This referred to a Soviet objection that Canada is a NATO member and its participation in the emergency force should be balanced by a Warsaw Pact nation Poland eventually was selected to share the Mideast supply role. Mr. Wagner said Canada must be willing to serve on such peacekeeping forces when but should not beg Anne and husband leave for Caribbean cruise LONDON Princess Anne and her Capt. Mark flew to Bar- bados today for the start of a honeymoon cruise aboard the royal yacht Britannia. The newlyweds left Lon- don's Heathrow Airport as regular first-class passengers aboard a scheduled Boeing 707 flight of British Airways for the nine-hour trip to the Carib- bean Island. me royal the last to board the were driven across the tarmac in a maroon Rolls-Royce belonging to the Queen The wore a blue coat over a flower- printed cream silk shirtwaist dress. Her 25-year-old hus- band wore a dark suit. Also aboard for the mile flight were the governor- general of Sir Winston Scott and Lady who had attended Wednesday's wedding ceremony in Westminster Ab- bey.' As they reached the cabin Princess Anne and Capt. Philips turned and waved hap- pily to the 300 well-wishers gathered to see them off. British Airways officials said no special arrangements were made for the couple. Anne and Phillips were ac- companied by one Detective Sgt. James 30. The couple sail aboard the Britannia Friday from the capital of Barbados for a cruise of near- ly three weeks that will take them through the the Panama canal and Pacific miles southwest to the Galapagos Islands. The princess and Phillips will leave Galapagos by plane Dec. 4 and make a series of visits to Montserrat and An- tigua on the way home. They return to London Dec. 17. After their wedding festivities in London Anne and her army captain slipped away to Thatched House in the royal park at on the southwestern outskirts of London. The secluded man- sion is the home of Anne's Princess and her Angus and the Ogilvys turned it over to the Phillips for the night The newlyweds made their getaway by driving to Chelsea Hospital in a horse-drawn carriage for an and ducking out in a limousine. Thursday detectives stood silent vigil in the shadows of the trees around the white mansion The Daily Mail reported that the first thing the couple did was switch on the television set to watch reruns of their wedding ceremony A royal spokesman said they had a quiet dinner by candlelight a diplomatic touch in a country threatened with power blackouts and coal shortages. Weekend delivery stopped by strike MONTREAL Regular readers of four magazine supplements delivered in 42 Saturday new- spapers will not get the publications this week because of a continuing strike at the Montreal Standard Publishing Co. The company publishes The Perspec- tives and Perspectives- which have a com- bined circulation of about The spokesman said negotiations were broken off several days ago with representatives of the 135 workers who walked off the job Nov. 1. The striking employees are members of the Montreal Newspaper Printing Pressmen's Union and the JEWELLERY ACCESSORIES Specializing in Gifts Diamonds Repairs Mall KEN CAMPBELL GOSPEL MESSENGER QUARTET Montreal Paper-handler's Union Richard secretary of the printing pressman's un- said disputed issues are overtime and vacations. The company spokesman would not comment on specific issues He said none of the magazines will appear Satur- day. FBI nabs fugitive NEW YORK The Black Liberation Army is van- Police Donald Cawley said after Twymon Ford a fugitive on most- wanted was shot to death in the Bronx. capture takes off the streets of the United States'the known leadership of the Black Liberation Cawley said Wednesday night. had one purpose and that was the killing of police of- ficers throughout the Myers's death during a gun- fight in which two city detec- an FBI agent and a by- stander were wounded marks last of the Black Liber- ation Army as we know Cawley said. Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker added to the salvo by referring to Canadian involvement in Vietnam this year He said Canada was emasculated by the Poles because they contradicted everything Canadian per- sonnel suggested while serv- ing on the Vietnam truce observer force. Mr Diefenbaker Prince termed the after the latest Middle East war a dangerous to each and every one of He criticized Soviet intervention in the saying the Russians have been trying for years to gain control of Middle East economic jugular of the Western He urged Mr who leajfes today for a visit to the Soviet to stress that continued Rus- sian involvement detrimental to world Mr. Sharp told the House that Canada has received a re- from UN Secretary General Kurt for more men to provide air sup- port for the Middle East force. No decision had been made on the new request although Mr. Waldheim telephoned him Wednesday urging quick ac- tion Canada now has about 500 men in the Middle East to supply communications and adding air support would re- quire about another 150. Sources said the latest re- quest from Mr Waldheim would involve three Buffalo three eight ground vehicles and 145 men Poland's additional contribution would be a field hospital Defence Minister James Richardson said failures in peacekeeping should not dis- courage Canadians from par- ticipating in further peace ef- forts should be grateful for the such as where the peacekeep- ing concept has worked above we keep our sights on the long-term hope for mankind that peacekeep- ing makes New Democrat spokesman Doug Rowland Selkirk said his party supports sending the troops overseas but he criticized the government for seeking approval the The Canadian built around the 1st Canadian Signals Regiment from started mov- ing out last Saturday and is ex- pected to be operating in the Middle East by next Monday. Two Boeing 707s are making seven round trips to mainly with while the 15 Hercules transports are making 41 round trips with the more than 100 vehicles needed by the communications group. Mr. despite his said Canada's presence in the war zone is necessary because the Middle East has the potential to cause a third world war because of the super powers' in- volvement. he had no choice but to accept the UN however uncertain the prospects of the force. The possibility of large- scale escalation of the Arab- Israeli dispute was echoed by Social Credit spokesman Eudore Allard Rimouski. i- Drug clinic admits use of RCMP agent EDMONTON The Alberta Alcohol .and Drug Abuse Commission'admits it used an RCMP undercover agent this year to keep an eye on possible heroin trafficking in its methadone clinic. commission chairman R. M. in a prepared said no time was the agent given access to any files belonging to the commission or relating to and the only infor- mation he might have obtain- ed relating to the commission or its patients was in his capacity as a The a member of the RCMP drug was at the clinic from May to operating under the name Mike Lunan. The Journal investigation revealed program director Len Blumenthal told the clinic staff that Mr. Lunan was a transfer patient from the British Columbia Narcotic Foundation. A letter allegedly from the B.C. foundation was placed in his file. Eric executive director of the foun- dation in said the foundation did not send the correspondence to Edmonton. there was documen- then it must have been Mr Denholm adding that he had checked a number of possible aliases and failed to come up with a Mike Lunan. RCMP Insp. J T Wylie said the undercover agent was re- quested by the which operates the heroin- treatment to observe what was considered to be a problem with traffickers. Several arrests were made as a result of contacts the agent made while posing as a patient at the he said made no buys at the but did report there was quite a lot of dealing and' arranging going on Insp Wylie said. He said the RCMP would not have placed an agent in the clinic without a request from the adding not really a tactic would Dr. Grant presi- dent of the Alberta Medical the use of an under- cover agent in the methadone clinic. in absolute violation of the doctor-patient he said. the sign 'help offered you don't need a Doctors often are faced with the need to decide whether to call police when one of their patients might be using heroin at the Dr. McPhatt adding that in some cases the doctor does so. Mr. in his prepared said one of the most difficult problems facing a person trying to recover from heroin addiction to break his association and contacts with who persist in offering for sale the particular drug to which he is addicted. should be pointed out that the although it is not responsible for the en- forcement of the narcotics laws within our is an agency of the government and therefore responsible to see to it that the laws of this province are Abduction fabrication FORT Fla A black woman who told police a gang of black attackers abducted her and her white husband and set him afire made up the authorities say. this business about ab- duction and racial incidents was all Sheriff Edward Stack said Tuesday. Waffle leader sees trade war EDMONTON Canada is threatened with a major trade war with the United States that will trigger large-scale domestic un- employment and accelerating Mel Watkins predicts But the University of Toronto professor adds that a new sense of national identity and purpose will come out of that economic confrontation Mr. leading economic and political Stampede .profits up in Calgary CALGARY The Calgary Exchibition and Stampede ended its 88th year of operation last month with a record profit of almost four times the 1972 figure The board's annual report shows last year's revenues for all operations exceeded costs by by comparison. Attendance during the stampede was an all- lime record Biggest single money- maker this year was the Stampede grandstand which netted compared with in 1972. But the biggest gain over last year was shown by Stampede .gambling operations The Stampede Casino more than doubled its net profits to from last year as did the sweepstakes where earnings jumped to from 255 in 1972. While other operations showed the agriculture building and the Kinsmen Centre were alone in producing totalling down slightly from last year's loss of Earnings were down for Thoroughbred racing which netted just over down about from 1972 and for the Big Four which dropped to from theorist for the radical Waffle splinter group which ex- pelled from the Ontario New Democratic said in an interview the crunch in Canada-U S. relations could come as early as the fall of 1974. In future talks on the status of the General Agreement on Tariffs and President Nixon will try to increase ex-. ports from his country by ask- ing Canada to lower Mr. Watkins said. we don't lower the Americans will raise theirs. United States is going to become more and I foresee a real trade rivalry in 1974 with 80 per cent of its exports going south of the is an important trading partner for the United States and therefore vulnerable to reductions in American imports. handwriting has been on the wall since Canada was not exempted from the tem- porary surchrages on imports1 to the United Mr. Watkins said. In Ot- tawa's recent boost in the ex- port tax on crude oil is causing a backlash in the U.S. domestic energy needs above contractual arrangements with the United States increases the possibili- ty of triggering a trade have to realize what the points of vulnerability are and we have to be prepared to deal with retaliatory measures by the Increased unemployment and increased inflation are virtual certainties for next Mr. Watkins economy is going to get worse before it gets better. the United States goes into a we will have a fairly serious downturn in the economy and our governments are going to be very hard put to protect themselves against that as long as the Canadian economy is so closely integrated with that of the Americans. means more un- employment than we've had at any time since the 1930s and there won't be any end to inflation. In there's a period of sustained inflation he said. ;