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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta A DECISION, 7 FLOORS UP A man who gave his name as Barry Sparks walks to ihe rocf edge of a San Diego hotel, seven floors high, where he Ihrealened to jump. Behind are news- men and police officers who finally talked him inlo giving up ihe idea. Cuba awd U.S. may bury the hatchet Dv H01JEIIT AI.DKN New York Times Service UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Cuba Friday under- lined hei- desire for immediate bilateral negotiations with the United States to curtail aerial hijackings to Havana by circulating at the United Nations a dip- lomatic exchange on the matter between tlie two coun- tries. The notes indicate a willingness on the part of Cuba lo enter negotiations Uiat il fosls could be con- cluded quickly as long as Ihe United States is willing to broaden the agreement include, in addition to measures to curb aerial hijacking, measures aimed at piracy at sea and illegal immigration between the two countries. "We are of the opinion, "Cuba said in a note sent on Oct. 30, "That this is a matter for both countries that can be resolved relatively quickly." The bilateral approach, Cuba said, "is the only Ideal means, quick and efficacious, lo counteract the wave of plane hijackings." Breakthrough The diplomatic breakthrough appeared to come after the hijacking of an Eastern Airlines plane on Oct. 28. The plane was scheduled lo fly from Houston to Atlaulii but was hijacked and landed in Havana on the morning of Oct. In diplomatic notes sent by the state department through the Swiss Embassy in Havana just after the landing, the Cuban government was informed that two of the hijackers. Charles Andrews Tullcr and his son, Bryce. in addilion lo killing an Eastern Airlines ticket salesman were wanted for bank robbery and the mur- der of two other persons. On the following d.-.y, the Cuban government noti- fied Ihe stiilc (U'parlinent. again through the Swiss Em- bassy, lhal Ihe hijackers hnrl been placed under ar- rest and. responding In a Uniled Stales request that Ihe men be relurncd lo Uniled Stales jurisdiction, (he Cuban government expressed its posilion: Mutual interest The Cuban note said that it was coasidered to be of "mutual inleresl" lo holh countries to take steps to resolve the problem and that Ihe Cuban government was willing to lake Ihose steps -'seriously and with- oul delay." II called for ,1 "comprehensive" agreement. The Cubans reported Ibc Uniled Stales had Informed Ihcm lli.'if Ihcir memorandum was Ixniig stud- ied. Tho Cuban government explained that il was re- leasing llu! exchange diplomatic documents so Hint ils posilion "in relation lo I hose grave problems" phfiuld be known as well as ils approach lownrd solv- ing Ihem. Thursday the Uniled Slnlos had announced that KeciTl.nry of Slale William P. Honors asked Ihe Swiss Ambassador ID inform Cuba lhal Hie United Stales wns willing lo lake any steps, including direct ncgo- lialinns to reach agreemenl lo put mi end lo the hijack- ing of aircraft lo Cuba. The LetHbridge Herald Low tonight 15; high Sunday 37 "Serein'' Soulh Alberta and Southeastern B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV Nft. 2C8 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1972 FOUR SECTIONS 70 PAGES Peking dickers for more wheat PEKING (Reutcr) China is negotiating to buy a further tons of wheat on the world market in its sixth major international grain purchase this year, to make up a deficit Plane runs out of fuel ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. fCP) A twin-engine DC-3 aircraft that disappeared about 100 miles east of here Friday night ran out of fuel while on a flight from Keflavik, Iceland, to St. John's. A spokesman at the air-sea rescue centre in Halifax said the three Toronto residents aboard the S and H Aim-ays plane were in communication by radio with Gander, Nfld. and New York just prior to ditching into the ocean and said the plane's engines were quilting because of lack of fuel. Then, no more was heard from them. The spokesman said they had indicated thai all hough they had a tearing they were unsure of their position and distance from St. John's. When they wenl down, seas in Ihe area were reported 20 to 25 feet high, with winds gusting lo 50 miles an hour. The plane was carrying a four-man rubber dinghy. Names of the three men were not released but Metropolitan Toronto police had been asked to inform their next of kin. The two owners of the S and II Airways were on board when the aircraft disappeared, a spokesman lor the Trenton, Ont., rescue centre said. The other person is believed to be a crew member. They had been on [he return leg of a round trip that took their, from St. John's to the Azores. Europe and Iceland. They left Oshawa, Ont. Nov. 4 on what was apparently a pleasure trip. in its domestic harvest, reliable sources said here today. A representative of the Paris- based Louis Dreyfus Co., who spent mosl of Ihe second half o[ Ihis year in the Chinese capital, is negotiating the wheat sale on terms similar to those for COO tons bought by China Ihrough Dreyfus from the U.S. earlier this year. The sources said the current negotiations were for a supply from Argentina and France, but if the full amount of the con- tract could not be provided by these two countries, it could be made up from any other ori- gin." The sources said this was the arrangement for the firsl deal, wliich negoliated a supply of wheat from France with an "any other uigin" clause giv- ing the company freedom to purchase on the American mar- ket if necessary. The Chinese are not v.illing to buy direct from the U.S. mar- ket, the sources said, and agents of other companies car- rying out trade negotiations here have had offers to handle direct wheat sales from the U.S. turned down by Chinese of- ficials. CANADA'S BINS EMPTY This year China has bought three million Ions of 'wheat from Canada, one million from Australia and Ions han- dled by Dreyfus. The sources said Ihe current negotiations were almost com- plete and were expected to be announced in a few days. A Chinese purchase of 1.6 mil- lion tons of wheat from Canada was announced last week. The sources here said China asked lo buy more from the Canadian market but there was no more available because of a poor Ca- nadian harvest this year. The ncxl negotiations with representatives of the Canadian wheat board are expected in the fining- Grain trade sources in Winni- peg there was no more Canadian wheat available. The sources said the crop this year was about the same as last year and said wheat is avail- able for sale although tlie sup- ply is not all that large. The sources said Canada was prepared to sell more wheat to China but price was a matter of concern. AGAINST EXPANSION Alberta Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Af- fairs, Don Gctly, himself a former football star, said in Edmonlon Friday the possi- bility thai Ihe Canadian Foot- ball League might lip ex- panded lo inclulc four TniU'd Slates learns should lip "killrcl as quickly as possible." The four pilii-s for ex- pansion arc New York, Iroit, Birmingham, Ala., and Tampa, Fla. Sports business From REUTER-AP BELFAST (CP) The first major sports event in this Northern Ireland capital in two years went forward today with- out incident despite other vio- lence during Brilish Prime Min- ister Heath's two-day fact-find- ing of Ulster. Armed Iroops kept close w.ilrh as fans allcnded a Rucby Union match in which the New Zealand All Blacks de- feated Ulster 19-C. Tlie holding of the match was seen by observers as con- firming remrvks by Heath here Friday that Ihe situation in Ul- slcr has improved since he his lasl visit in Decem- ber, 1071. PRISONER PASSPORTS AUTHORIZED Ottawa caught up in another hassle COVER OTTAWA (CP) Two con- victs who applied re- c e i v e passports after they had escaped from Montreal's St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary Aug. 21 caught the federal government up in an- other controversy Friday. Highlight of Ine affair was an admission by External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharpr that his department had knowingly is- sued the passports I) the two escapees in the hope the docu- ments might lead to their re- capture. Mr. Sharp told a news confer- ence the passport office had sent out the documents to con- victs Jacques Mesrine, 36, and Jean-Paul Mercier, 28, at the request of the RCMP. But he added that in future he would douhl the wisdom of such a move. The two men escaped from Ihe special correclion unit of the penitentiary while Mesrine was serving a 10-year senlence for armed robbery, kidnapping and escaping custody, and Mer- cier was serving 24 years for attempted murder, armed rob- bery and car theft. LOOKS A friend of the convicls ob- tained tile passports for on Oct. 12 and Oct. 19 in the names of R. A. Ledoux for Mer" cier, and B. J. Dansereaj fo Mesrine. The two men had altered their appearance for passport photos by wearing glasses and changing hairstyles. They also Franchises act first in Canada EDMONTON (CP) The Franchises Act of Alberta has proclaimed and govern- ment spokesmen said Friday Ihey believe it is the firsl legis- lation of its kind in Canada. The new act tecomes effec- tive Jan. 15, ami after that dale, no franchises, as defined by the act. can be traded in Alberta without being regisler- ed with the Alberta Securities Commission. Registration requires disclo- sure of franchise acquisition costs, management assistance and advertising provided, fran- chise terms and conditions, and cancellation and dispute scti'.e- ment methods. The act also regulates pyra- mid sales franchises. Most of a franchise's income, for ex- ample, is required under the act lo come from sales of pro- ducts not franchises. Buy-back guaranlecs and sales limitation by area also are regulated. 'The act provides civil reme- dies, including a four day "cool- ing off" period. The act establishes certain offences which can be enforced by summary conviction pro- ceedings. These may result in a fine of not more than for an individual, or, nol more than for a company and a maximum prison term of one year. gave false birthdates on the passports. Mr. Sharp expressed hope that the issuance of the pass- ports would lead to capture of the two men. It was the first time the procedure had been used and Ihe RCMP took full responsi- bility in writing for the pass- ports. Mr. Sharp said he first learned of the action Friday, but added tha', had he been asked he would have authorized the procedure. Neither the RCMP or the Quebec Provincial Police would comment. Both shared responsi- bility with external affairs for issuance of the passports, ac- cording to federal Solicitor-Gen- eral Jean-Pierre Goyer. "At the request of the Quebec Provincial Police, the HCMP asked the passport division of the external affairs department to issue the Mr. Go- yer said. "It's unfortunate lhal the po- lice have unable to arrest the convicts thus far. The pass- port division was free to decide on the RCMP's request and I imagine that they meel Hie re- quest of help police he added. Mr. Sharp said the case was L. from that of Yves Geoffrey, convicted wife mur- derer, who fled to Spain on a fraudulent passport last winter. Geoffrey's passport "got past police and got past he said. In the case of Mesrine and Mercier the passports were is- with full knowledge of po- lies. Mr. Sharp said. He would only commenl briefly on anolher incident in- volving Si-eto Diambas, a con- victed murderer who escaped from Millhaven penitentiary ncbr Kingston, Ont., last sum- mer. Dzambas, tlie last of 14 pris- oners who got away during a break from Millhaven, was re- captured Friday in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Mr. Sharp said he did not know whether Dzambas had ac- quired a Canadian passport and die! not know how the convict had left Canada. Progressive Conservative jus- tice critic Eldon Woolliams said Mr. Sharp was naive, and pass- part officials were irrespons- ible, in issuing tlie passports to known criminals. Foreign nations would now ask how they could put any Inist in Canadian passports, he said. I Seen and heard About town association sec- rclary KiUv Duulop re- ceiving a blue ribbon from friend slating: ''1st prize to the best behaved Kilty in the dog sliow'' Harold Brown forgetting to put his tickets in the press club Texas Mickey draw Jim Slemtebaeh gelliie, a lickcl. after pulling money into the wrong parking meter. New round of Vietnam peace talks open Monday WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dential adviser Henry Kissin- ger, armed with final instruc- tions from President Nixon, will start a new round of Vietnam pence talks Monday in Paris. The While House announced Friday that Kissinger will fly to Paris Sunday fa- the lalks with's Lc Due Tho. Press secretary Ronald Zieg- ler declined lo predict whether tl'.e new sessions would end the negoliating process. But he said he expected the lalks to last for "several day longer." Kissinger and Nixon met for 40 minutes Fyhfay at Camp Da- vid. Md. Zfecler said the presi- dent provided "direction to Dr. Kissinger.'1 He said the- two men arc in daily contact by telephone. Kissinger will be accom- panied 011 his 21s( Lip to the Paris lalks by his deputy, army Gen Alexander Kaig, William Sullivan, deputy assistant secre- tary of stale, and three aides from the National Security Council. Indians silent grievors Baby's body placed in cardboard box JEAN cl'Oll PRAIRIF.. Alia. (CP) Larry and Sarah Nos- kiyc, treaty Indians, have nol ulicrcd one wff'd of complaint during Ihe. two weeks since Ihey received the body of (heir four- monlh-old son in a cardlmard grocery Ixix 20 after being told he had died in Ixispi- tal. The child. Joseph Noskiye, was born a mongoloid and oilier licnlth complications reduced his chance for survival. While, lie did live, he received medical Irealmont nl. an F.dinonlon bos- pilnl and nl SI. Tho-esc llospi- Inl In Fort Vermilion. 50 miles from Uii.1 reserve S50 miles northwest of F.dinonlon. Dr. Russell Weibc, one ot two doelors al Vermilion, pro- nounced Ihe child dead and in- .slruclcd a nurse, lo follow Ihe usual procedure, on Ihe small hixly. Al lhal poinl. be received word an airc -aft was leaving in e.i'c hour for Ihe reserve to pick up the oilier physician who had been holding a clinic there. The infanl's body was placed In a plastic bap nnd inlo .1 small box and deliv- ered lo Ihe aircraft lo be re- tun.i'd Id Ihe parents for burial. Hill SI. Arnold, (he Prairie re- scvvo band council secretary, said he received word of I ho baby's dealh by radio minutes before Ihe ai 'erafl lauded and he advised Carmen SI. Cassia, the northern heallh services nurse. "I wenl right In Ihe mnllier and I old hev Ihe b.ihv had said Miss SI. Cassia. "What was upsetting was that Ihe baby's eyes weivn't closed" she said. "It was naked In a plastic bag nnd was nol proixrly preparod or laid oul. "The same (hing ha-, hap- pened before and sometimes- willi no nolice. Of course pai.'l. of Hie problem is Ihe lack of communication." Richard Turcoll, a field olfi- cer for Ihe Indian affairs dc- parlnienl who lives on Ihe re- .solve, said he saw the box being unloaded and imine- di.ilcly ordered a coffin which arrived Ihe following day. "1 took Ihe caskcl lo Ihe mother and asked her if she needed help. She said yes. That was all she ever did say excepl, "Thank you." He snid Iho Indians are silent pri overs. "They aceepl this and other [onus of prejudices as part of cvei-yday living." BOX I'NDKR TAni.l-: He sold tlie Noskiyo's are go- ing lo move inlo n new house Inn were living in a small eighl- by-12-foot cabin. The box was under the table. "Thai was Ihe cnole.M place." Mr. Turcoll said there was really no way lo make the small b.idy prescnlablc. lie washed the baby and "Ihe mother gave me a nice lillle nightgown lo pul on him." "I used my comb lo fix his liar, which was mailed, then laid him in Ihe coffin." "I don'l know whose fnull 11 i--. bill had (hat been my child, 1 would have taken my .301 (rifle) nnd storied slwolinfi nl the lop down." Tax-time horrors sighted By RICHARD JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The National Revenue Department and the 10 million Canadians who pay in- come tax could be in for more than the ordinary hor- ror next spring. Because Bill C-222 the May budget lax to pass Parliament before dis- solution for Ihe election, the revenue department can't com- plete its tax-return forms If things were on which they very definitely department would have been priding the form by now. fcr delivery to the post of- fice next month .and mailing to taxpayers in the first week of January. But the Commons Isn't meet- ing until that same first week of January. NDP ROADBLOCK And the tax changes remain to be approved, most of them but one of them, the fast write-off of new equipment for corporations, something the New Democrats are sworn to Oj-jlOE-3. The nightmare of tlie revenue department is that if the New Democrats do dig filibustering the could be days, even weeks before the lepislatio'i clears. Only then, wiicn the depart- ment knows the tax changes are law, can the forms be printed, bundled and delivered lo the post office for dis- tribution. Suppose that is late January ov February, then since it routinely takes three weeks to a rnoiith to complete distribution, the taxpayers won't have the forms until March or even April. And the filing deadline Is April 30. Add to that pressure of hurry- hurry-huny the torture of con- tending with the new com- plicated 12 page tax ard what have you got? The revenue department un- der public and parliamentary pressure moving back that April deadline to May or even June? HOPES AXD PRAYS The revenue department hopes and prays not, preferring to regard that kind of thinking as but being caveful not to say that it isn't impossible. Why jo they more pceursl-.'iy, won't hap- pcr.V to hold up Ihe lax changes would be to enrage millions of taxpayers. For if the New Democrats should try blocking the corpo- rate lax they also wculd be holding up: 1. Increased disability deduc- tion? 2. Higher old age exemptions. .1. Deductions for students. Worse, if the hold-up were long enough lo force moving hack [he lax deadline, refunds fur six million taxpayers would Ix? delayed. 'First rho good news. 40 per cent still like you. Now the bail. 33 per cent era bijackarsl' ;