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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta low tonight 25; high Saturday 35. The lethktdge Herald RIGHT ON TARGET FOR 1975 VOL. LXV No. 287 LETHBRIDGK, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Discriminatory land act put to death By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislative Bureau EDMONTON The dis- criminalory Communal Proper- lies Act, bom in the 1940s ID restrict Hulterite land holdings, was effectively put to death Thursday by the Alberta leg- islature. The act was In violation of the new Alberta Bill of Rights. Following a three-hour debate the legislature gave second reading by a CO to four vote to the Communal Property Repeal Act. Third reading and passage is largely a formality. The four who voted against repeal of the Communal Prop- erties Act were all Social Credit Opposition MLAs Gordon Taylor Doug Mil- ler (Taber Henry Rusle (Wainwright) and Ralph Sorenson (Sedgewick Corona- BUCKWELL APPLAUDED Highlighting the debate was an impassioned speech by Leighton Buckwell (SC Mac- leod) which called for an end to discrimination against Hut- terites and was applauded by both sides of the House. Mr. Buckwell, a member of a legislative committee that look- ed into communal land use, said former government committees the early 1940s and in 1952 recommended that the gov- ernment try to assimilate Hut- terites into the rest of society. The new committee took a different approach and recom- mended a philosophy of co-op- eration and acceptance, he said. "Hatred for these people has generated emotion and bigotry that has no place in a Chris- tian society and no place in the province of said the Macleod MLA. "The fact that the young farmer today hasn't got the money to buy land is no fault of the Hutterites." A major complaint behind Hutterite communal land use is that these religious secti, are "squeezing out" the small farm- er. Mr. Buckwell said that al- though half of Alberta's Hutterites live within 75 miles of Lethbridge, the County of Lethbridge council does not want restrictions on Hutterite land and did not submit a brief to the communal land commit- tee which requested submis- sions this summer. The Communal Properties Act was born of desperation and war measures, he said, and while it was the right act at the time, the time has come to abolish it. Peron returns TWO-PRICE SYSTEM ANNOUNCED amid turmoil ENDS 17-YEAR EXILE Juon Peron smiles ond waves lo crowd as he relumed to Argentina today, ending 17 years of exile in Madrid. Wilh him is his wife Isabel Martinez, and unidentified aides. From AP-REUTER BUENOS AIRES (CP) Juan Peron returned to Argen- tina today, ending 17 years in e.xile. The former president's chartered jet airliner landed at Ezeiza International Airport, bringing the 77-year-old one- lime dictator home on a mis- sion of "peace and under- standing." Troops and tanks ringing the airport kept thousands of Per- onists from reaching the airport to welcome Peron. Police and soldiers used tear gas to dis- perse columns of marchers try- ing to reach Ihc airport in southwest Buenos Aires. The military government per- mitted only 300 Peronist leaders to go to the airport to welcome Peron and the 140 Peronist chieftains and celebrities who accompanied Percn and his wife on the flight from Rome. Peron flew to Rome from Ma- Peron could make or break Argentina By PETER BUCKLEY Canadian Press Staff Writer The scheduled return today of former dictator Juan Peron to his native Argentina after nearly 18 years in exile adds a wildly unpredictable factor to the volatile political situation in South America's second largest na- tion. "My mission is for peace and not for rerun bid Ihc people ol Argentina in a message relayed be- fore his arrival in Buenos Aires from his luxurious villa outside Madrid. Whether the general's "mission" results in wide- spread disturbances or a more profoundly based peace lor cither result seems re- turn represents a clear acknowledgement by the mili- tary government that Argentine political life can no longer function without Pcron's mass of supporters. Throughout his long absence, since he was over- thrown as president in a bloody military coup in 1955, Peron had remained a force to be reckoned with. His cull grows His power has increased significantly in the last few years, however, in direct proportion lo the Argen- tine regime's perceived failure lo revive a stagnant economy and reduce Ihe disparities between rich and poor. Deviled and despised by the civilian governments which at firsl succeeded him. Peron remained a inysli- cally revered fiRurc among the Irarlc L'llions and the "shirtless the poorest of Ihe working class who had provided Ihc base of his support for 10 years us president. Since the military ousted the politicians and be- gan ruling direclly in I9GG. the Peron cull has grown to include not only the old working-class base, but also a bewildering variety of political groups from Ihc Fas- cist right through Ihe radical left. Now. even iiilcllccluals who opposed him in tho past seem prepared lo lhat Peron, despite his excesses, had worked for social justice and equality in Argentina. General Alejandro Lanussc, current mililai'y pres- ident, has sought to enlist Peron's assislance in a re- turn to civilian government, alternating challenges and thinly veiled warnings to lure Ihe exile hack. Ivnnis.sc apparently hopes thai, working logclher, the mililaiy and Ihc 1'cronisla.s can prepare elections next spring for ,1 new president who would have sonin chnncR lo govern effectively with Ihe support of both tho military and the civilian population. Peron's slay in Argentina is not cxpcclcd lo lasl more. Ihan a week or two. He has numerous advantages as nn exile. At 77, ho need nol himself oiil in the hurly-burly of Argentine politics, Ho is spared many of Ihe personal dangers Ira mighl face as 3 controversial figure nt home. And he can adopl Ihe role of nil-knowing, if ftnifminlic, oracle for visiting Argentine politicians. Troops get shot for Asian duty drid, where he has lived in ex- ile. This country of 24 million people watched in a nationwide television hookup as Peron touched Argentine soil for the first time since he fled to a Paraguayan gunboat in the River Plate after being over- thrown by the armed forces in late September, 1955. OFFICERS MUTINY Hours before Peron's plane touched down, 60 petty officers of the Argentine navy mutinied briefly and troops reported clashes with Peron's supporters here. EXPECT SHORT STAY Peron is expected to remain In Argentina less than a week, conferring with leaders of vari- ous political factions, and then make a tour of Lalin American cities before returning to Ma- drid. Some observers predicted Peron would try to form a poli- tical alliance to balance the armed forces' power or would try to come to terms with the junta on a compromised candi- date for president in the elec- tions President Alejandro La- nussc plans to hold in March. He did not rule out Ihc possi- bility that he might be a candi- date. Gas price mice aids Albertans PREMIER LOUGIIEED By KEN POLE EDMONTON (CP) The energy-hungry areas of Eastern Canada and the United Slates are fooed with the prospect of dramatic increases in the price they'll pay for natural gas in the wake of the Alberta govern- ment's proposal to implemenl a two-price system for gas. As described by Premier Pe- ter Lougheed in the legislature Thursday, the proposal gives the natural gas industry until next April lo come up with more money or find itself possi- bly refused provincial permits to export gas. While the province has no "le- gal" authority to increase the price of Alberta gas outside the province, it can control the wellhead price of gas produced -.lor in-province major lever with which lo apply pressure. The 1971 wellhead price aver- aged about 16 cents for each unit of one thousand cubic feet. OTTAWA (CP) In prepara- tion for anticipated peace- keeping duties in Vietnam, the defence deparlmenl announced today that 200 officers are being immunized to guard against dis- ease in southeast Asia. The department emphasized lhat the immunization proce- dure does not indicate a firm Canadian commitment to send forces personnel to Vietnam once a ceasefire has been agreed upon. Prime Minister Tnidcau has said Canada will participalc in peacekeeping duties only if as- sured lhat Ihe combatants gen- uinely want lo maintain a ceasefire. The announcement said: "The department of national defence has not been asked to provide additional personnel for Vietnam. The 200 officers being medically cleared for possible observer service will merely be held on a wailing list for ob- server duty in the event thai Ihe government should decide that additional observers are required, either with the exist- ing delegation to the ICC (Inter- national Central Commission) or with any newly-formed su- pervisory organization." The officers were selected from bases across the country and from Ihe land, air and sea elements of the unified force, New session date set Security tight for Heath visit LONDONDERRY (AP) Prime Minister Edward Heath visited army posts in London- derry today while outside Northern Ireland's second city a policeman was killed to take Ihe loll of lives lost in the last three years lo 631. Hcath flew to Londonderry In an army helicopter. Before landing he took an aerial view of the bomb-damaged city centre and former guerrilla ftrongholds of tlic Bogside and Crcggan districts. Girl drowns on reserve Margaret Louise Plain Woman, 18, of (he Blood Indian reserve drowned Wednesday in Ihe Belly River which flows through the reserve. DCMP arc investigating. Tight security was clamped down for the prime minister's 90-minule visit. Heath did not mingle with citizens of Londonderry or meet local politicians during his visit. During Thursday night, a boobytrap homb killed a police- man and a politician's wife was beaten. Seen and heard About town J.JONEST Lcn Ming telling Jamie i 11 i n in son lie plays goalie because he can't skalc Kichanl Nrunift eating an egg sandwich with Ihrcc eggs in it Phil Illakely asking how much it cost as soon as a policeman asked him why he didn't sign his driver's licence. OTTAWA (CP) The new session of Parliament, with a minority Liberal government, will begin sitting Thursday, Jan. 4, Prime Minister Trudeau announced Thursday night. And it will begin with "a lot of posi- tive legislation." Mr. Trudeau's announcement to reporters ended weeks of speculation about the opening wilh repeated oppo- sition demands thai the House meet in December. He said the main reason for waiting until January is because "we have a very important program" to prepare. And while both Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and New Democratic Leader David Lewis sharply criticized the de- cision, Mr. Trudeau's office is- sued statistics to show that tliis will he the second-fastest recall of Parliament by a minority government. The quickest was in 1963. Two Conservative gov- ernments had taken longer. Sources close lo the prime minister said that he, and a majority of his cabinet, favored a January opening since the re- sults of the Oct. 30 general elec- tion were known. But some ministers, along with many Lib- eral MPs who met here last week, urged a December ses- sion lo avoid opposition allega- tions thai Ihe minority govern- ment was afraid lo meet Parlia- ment. At the moment, in the midst of four recounts, the Liberals hold 109 seats, the Con- servatives 107. the New Demo- crats 31 and Social Credit 15. There .-re Iwo independents. Mr. Trudeau told reporters the mnin reason for wailing un- til Ihcn was preparation of the important" legislative program which would include "many cf the points we learned during the election." He said there would be little difference between a December and January session, since il was unlikely that any bills could be passed before the end of the year. Without some government ac- tion, a three-per-cent increase in income taxes goes into effect Jan. 1. "Perhaps there are some steps the minister of finance will want to the prime minister said, without elaboration. The temporary abolishment of capital punishment expires Dec. 31, but Mr. Trudeau said ha didn't know of any death sen- tences that were to be imposed in the meantime, and there would be a solution to this ques- tion "early in the new year." He expected a new budget "relatively soon" after Parlia- ment meets. Too many cooks spoil Willow trustees' broth By PAUL ANDERSEN Herald News Service CLARESHOLM The Wil- low Creek school division is having its troubles to put it mildly. It looks like a couple o[ year's is down the drain. Everything, every law, every motion, every idea to cross the minds of the trustees in Uie past two years is. was and has been entirely illegal. Why? Because the board has one member too many. There are eight members there should be seven. A provincial act of Aug. 1, 1970, set the number of mem- bers. Somehow it gol overlook- ed. Yesterday afternoon the board passed a motion lo ap- prove everything it has done in the past two years. Will the motion stand up? Thai's what, people are asking litre. In the meantime, the fall election for trustee is off. Mrs. Knllilcnc W bite, chair- man for many years, resigned earlier and a replacement could have been by acclama- tion. George Whitehead and Lloyd Ban- have been asked to sit tight until the whole matter can be set right. It looks like the whole school division will have to be subdi- vided with new boundaries wliich trustees will represent. Seven, not eight. ftlfifl- "IflCh, Kissinger returns lo peace table WASHINGTON (AD Henry Kissinger will fly lo Parts Sunday lo resume Vicl- nnm peace talks Monday wilh Hanoi's Due Tho. Ihc Wliilo House announced loriay. Press socrcla Jy Koiiald L. Zicglor (old reporters: "We expect the talks In last for several longer." The announcement came as Kissinger and President were holding conferences at Camp David, lire presidential vclreat near Thurinonl, Md. This will he Kissinger's 21st trip lo 'he Kronen capital for talks with Lc Due Tho, mcm- Iwr of the North Vietnamese no- lilburo, and Xuan Thuy. Hanoi's principal negotiator nl formal pence sessions (here. SUF.K ACiRERMKNT The aim of Ihe resumed nego- tiations is lo reach agreement on a rlrall negnliaied by Kissinger and Tho last monlu. A U.S. official who spoke un- der rules barring direct quota- tion said he Is optimistic lhat a peace agreement will bo reached. II is nol going lo be easy, tho official added, noting thai IwMh Hanoi and Saigon arc making conflicting demands. thrown out SALISBURY (Reuter) The Rhodesian High Court quashed today government legislation in- troduced early this month to prevent blacks from drinking at hotels in white areas at certain hours. In a judgment given in Ihe High Court, Justice B. Goldin declared that the regulations were illegal and ordered lhat Ihe government pay the court costs of the case. The appoal against the gov- ernment's new liquor regu- lations, which prevent blacks from drinking at holds in while areas aller 7 p.m. on weekdays .iml 1 p.m. on Saturdays, was brought before Ihc High Court by three hotels and an Africnn journalist. Exported gas was worth million to the Alberla economy. MENTIONS 31 CENTS Mr. Lougheed said boosting the price to 31 cents a thousand cubic feet would bring the prov- ince an additional million a year. "We believe that the mandate we received from the people of Alberta was a mandate to make major changes in policy and di- rection which would benefit the people of he said, re- ferring to his Progressive Con- servatives' 1971 election upset of a 36-year-old Social Credit administration under which the province's petroleum boom be- gan in the late 1940s. "This is one of those major changes." He said new contracts for gas contain provisions for prices "significantly higher" than those in old contracts but "still below fair The province also proposes to "redetermine" the gas price ev- ery two years rather than evey five years as recommended last August by the energy resources conservation board. The two-price syslem would be made possible by a rebate to Alberta consumers but the gov- ernment was unable to give de- tails because implementation of the proposals depends on in- dustry reaction. Early reaction from the In- dustry indicated it is prepared to co-operate with the goven- ment. In Calgary oilman Carl Nickle said an increase in the field price of natural gas is justified but the unilateral ac- tion by Alberta might lead to serious conflict with other gov- ernments. A. F. McMurrich of Calgary, president of the Canadian Gas Association, said it was clear the government's statement was a scene-setter for negotia- tions. Dave Furlong of Calgary, managing director of the Cana- dian Petroleum Association, said it appreciates the govern- ment's intention lo hold talks before implementing the pro- posals. Stan Milner of Edmonton, p-esidenl of the Independent Petroleum Association of Can- ada, said his group had asked for time to seille price changes without government interfer- ence. The gas policy is the second phase of Alh2rta's reslmctured natural resources program. The first, a Izx on proven re- serves c! oil still in the ground, goes into effect Jan. 1. This will add about S70 million a year in royalties, bringing the annual toial of oil royalties lo some million. Still to come, Mr. Loupheed promised, a-c revised policies affecting co.il, forest products and Ihc vast resources of the Athabasca oil sands near Fort MoMurray in northeastern Al- berla. Geisha toasted KOBE, Japan (Rcuter) Kyokoma Hanakuma. SB, has ivlivcd (is Japan's oldest Geisha "girl." About 100 palrons toasted her retirement nt tod of i 71-yoar-careor. 'My God. you'ic right. It is five worth of ;