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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta A DECISION, 7 FLOORS UP A mon who gave his name as Barry Sparks walks to the roof edge of a San Diego hotel, ssven floors high, where he threatened to jump. Behind are news- men and police officers who finally talked him into giving up the idea. Cuba and U.S. may bury the hatchet By HOBEIIT ALTON New York Times Service UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Cuba Friday under- lined her desire for immediale 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 the two coun- tries. The notes indicate a willingness on the part of Cuba to enter negotiations that it fcsls could be con- cluded quickly as long as the 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 arc 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, to 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 to fly from Houston to Atlanta but was hijacked and landed in Havana on the morning of Oct. 2y. 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 Tiillcr and his son, Brycc, in addition to killing an Eastern Airlines ticket salesman wore wanted for bank robbery and the mur- der of oilier persons. On the following dr.y, the Cuban government noti- fied the sink1 department, again through the Swiss Em- bassy, that the hijiu'kers been placed under ar- rest and, rcspmuimt; hi a United States request that the men be returned to United States jurisdiction, (he Cuban government expressed its position: Mutual interest The Cuban note said that it was coasidered to be of "mutual inlerest" to both countries to take steps to resolve the problem and that Ihc Cuban government was willing to take those steps "seriously and with- out delay." It called for a "comprehensive" agreement. The Cubans rcpniicd lhat Ihc United States had Informed them that Ihcir memorandum was lieing stud- ied. Tho Cuban government explains! that it re- leasing Ihc exchange ol diplomatic documents so that its posilion "in relation to Ihcso grave problems" should be kmnvn as well as ils approach toward solv- ing them. Thursday the Unilcd Slates had announced that Secretary of Stale William P. Rogers asked Ihe Swiss Ambassador lo inform Cuba that the United Stales was willing In any steps, including direct nego- tiations to reach agreement In put an end lo the hijack- ing of aircraft to Cuba. The LetKbridge Herald Low tonight 15; high Sunday 37 "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV Nfc. 288 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1972 FOUR SECTIONS 70 PAGES Peking dickers for more wheat PEKING (Hauler) 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 Airways 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 quitting because of lack of fuel. Then, no more was heard from them. The spokesman said they had indicated that all hough they had a bearing they were unsure of their position and distance from St. John's. When they went down, seas in the area were reported 20 to 25 feet high, with winds gusting to 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 for the Trenton, Ont., rescue centre said. The other person is believed to be a crew member. They had been on the return leg of a round trip that took their, from St. John's t o 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 most of the second half of this year in the Chinese capital, is negotiating the wheat sale on terms similar to those for 000 tons bought by China through 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 first deal, which negotiated a supply of wheat from France with an "any other uigin" clause giv- ing the company freedom to purchare 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 tons han- dled by Dreyfus. The sources said the 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 to buy more from the Canadian market but there was no more available because of a poor Ca- nadian harvest this year. The next negotiations with representatives of the Canadian wheat board are expected in the spring. AGAINST EXPANSION Alberta Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Af- fairs, Don Getty, himself a former football star, said in Edmonton Friday the possi- bility thai the Canadian Font- ball League might lie ex- panded to inclulc four Unilert Slates teams should be "killed as quickly as possible." The four cities rousiifercd for ex- pansion are Xcu York, Iroit, Birmingham, Ala., and Tampa, Fla. Grain trade sources in Winni- peg denied 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 the 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. Sports in 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 British Prime Min- ister Heath's two-day fact-find- ing tour of Ulster. Armed troops kept close watch as fans attended a Rugby Union match in which tho New Zealand All Blacks de- feated Ulster 19-0. The holding of Ihe match was seen by observers as con- firming remrv-ks by Heath here Friday that the situation in Ul- ster has improved since he made his last visit in Decem- ber, 1371. PRISONER PASSPORTS AUTHORIZED Ottawa caught up in another hassle GUYER 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 the affair was an admission by External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp that his department had knowingly is- sued the passports 1) 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 doubt the wisdom of such a move. The two men escaped from the special correction unit of the penitentiary while Mesrine was serving a 10-year sentence 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 convicts ob- tained the passports for on Oct. 12 and Oct. 19 in the names of R. A. Ledoux for Her cier, and B. J. Dansereau 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 been proclaimed and govern- ment spokesmen said Friday they believe it is the first legis- lation of its kind in Canada. The new act becomes effec- tive Jan. 15, and after that date, no franchises, as defined by the act. can be traded in Alberta without being register- 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 set'.'.e- ment methods. ample, is required under the act to come from sales of pro- ducts not franchises. Buy-back guarantees 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, not more than for a company and a maximum prison term of one year. gave false birthdales 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 the RCMP took full responsi- bility in writing for the pass- ports. Mr. Sharp said he first learned of the action Friday, but added that 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 RCMP asked the passport division of the external affairs department to issue the Mr. Go- yer said. "It's unfortunate that the po- lice have been 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 meet the re- quest of help police he added. Mr. Sharp said the case was i_. -er'iH from that of Yves Geoffrey, convicted wife mur- 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- lice. Mr. Sharp said. He would only comment briefly on another incident in- volving Sreto Dzambas, a con- victed murderer who escaped from Millhaven penitentiary near Kingston, Ont., last sum- mer. Dzambas, the 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 did not know how the convict bad left Canada. Progressive Conservative jus- tice critic Eldon Woolliams said Mr. Sharp was naive, and pass- port officials were irreopons- ible, in issuing the passports to known criminals. Foreign nations would now ask how they could put any trust in Canadian passports, he Baid. franchise's income, for ex- Seen and heard About town TRAVEL association sco- reiary Kilty Bunion re- ceiving a blue ribbon from friend stating: ''1st prize to the best behaved Kitty in the dog Harold Brown forgetting to put his tickets in the press club Texas Mickey draw .Mm Stcndruarh getting a ticket after putting money into the wrong parking meter. 1'OUlld of 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 peace talks Monday in Paris. The White House announced Friday that Kissinger will fly to Paris Sunday fo- the talks with Hanoi's Lc Due Tho. Press secretary Ronald Zieg- ler declined (o predict whether the new sessions would end the negotiating process. But he said he expected the talks to last fov "several longer." Kissinger Nixon met for 40 minutes Friday at Camp Da- vid. Md. Ztegler said the presi- dent provided "direction to Dr. Kissinger." He said the two men are in daily contact by telephone. Kissinger will be accom- panied on his 21st trip to the Paris talks by his deputy, army Gen. Alexander Haig, William Sullivan, deputy assistant secre- tary of state, and three aides from the National Security Council. liidians silent grievors Baby's body placed in cardboard box JEAN d'OR PRAIRIE. Alia. (CP) Larry and Sarah isos- kiye, treaty Indians, have not utiercd one wff'd of complaint during Ihe two weeks since they received the body of Ihcir four- monlh-old son in a cardboard grocery '20 mtnntse after being told he had died in Iwspi- tal. The child. Joseph Noskiyc, was born a mongoloid and oilier Iwalth complications reduced his chance for survival. While, he did live, he received medical treatment at an bos- pilal and nt St. Tho llospi- Inl in Fort Vermilion. 50 miles from this rcscrvs R50 miles northwest of F.dmonton. Dr. Russell Weibe, one of two doctors at Vermilion, pro- nounced Iho child dead and in- structed a nurse lo follow the usual procedure on Ihe. small body. At Ihnl point, he received word an airevift was leaving in one hour for Ihe reserve to pick up tho other physician who had been holding a clinic there. The infanl's body was placed in a phstio bag and inlo a small cirdhoard box and deliv- ered to tho aircraft to be re- turivd lo lhc- parents for burial. Bill SI. Arnold, the Prairie re- servo band council said he received word of tho baby's death by radio minutes before the ai -craft landed and he advised Carmen SI. Cassia, the northern health services nurse. "I wenl right to the innlhcr and her ll'.o biibv had said Miss St. Cassia. "Whal was upsetting was lhat the baby's eyes weren't closed" she said. "It was naked In a plastic bag and was not properly prepared or laid out. "The same thing ha-, hap- pened before and sometimes willi no notice. Of course part of Ihc problem is the lack of communication." Richard Turcott, a field offi- cer for the Indian affairs de- partment who lives on the re- serve, said he saw the box being unloaded and immo- di.itcly ordered a coffin which arrived (lie following day. "1 tcok the casket lo Ihe mother and asked her if she needed help. She said yes. That was all she ever did say cxccpl, "Thank you." He said the Indians are silent grievers. "They accept this and other forms of prejudices as part of everyday living." BOX I'NDEH TAIll.lv He said tin Noskiyo's ait go- ing lo move info n new house but were living in a small cight- by-12-foot cabin. The box was under the table. "Thai was the coolest place." Air. Tureotf said there was rcully no way lo mnke the small body presentable. lie washed the baby and "Ihe mother gave me a nice little niphlpown lo put on him." "I my comb to fix his bar, which was matted, then laid him in the coffin." "I don't know whose faull II K hut had lhat boon my child, 1 would have taken my .30.1 (rifle) and started Elwoling at the top -time horrors sighted By RICHARD JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The National Revenue Department and the 10 million Canadians v.'ho pay in- come tax could be in for mora than the ordinary tax-time hor- ror next spring. Because Bill C-222 the May budget tax to pass Parliament before dis- solution for the election, the revenue department can't com- plete its tax-return forms. If things were on which they very definitely department would have been printing the form by now. to- 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. KDP ROADBLOCK And the tax changes remain fo be approved, most of them but one of them, the fast write-off of new equipment for corporations, something the Kew Democrats are sworn to Q'rfOZI. The nightmare of the revenue department is that if the New Democrats do dig filibustering the could be days, even weeks before the legislation clears. Only (hen, when the depart- ment knows the tax changes are law. can the forms be printed, bundled and delivered to the post office for dis- tribution. Suppose that is late January or early February, then since it routinely takes three weeks to a rnonlh 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-hurry the torture of con- tending with the new com- plicated 12 page tax aj'd what have you got? The revenue department un- der public and parliamentary pressure moving back that April 30 deadline to May or even June? HOPES AND PRAYS The revenue department hopes and prays not, preferring to regard that kind of thinking as but being careful not to say that it isn't impossible. Why jo they more won't hap- pc-n? Bccai.se to hold up the tax changes would be to enrage millions of taxpayers. For if the New Democrats should try blocking the rate tax le.ffislation, they also would be holding up: 1. Increased disability deduc- tions. Higher old age exemptions. 3. Deductions for students. Worse, if the hold-up were long enough to force moving back the tax deadline, refunds fur six million taxpayers would be delayed. 'First thit good news. 40 per cent still like you. Now the bad, 33 per cent bijackorsi' ;