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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUMNV HIGH FORE-CAST TUESDAY 45 The Letltktdge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES U11C1101VC 7-1 LCU Cup of Milk gord Your help is needed once again fl-IE LETHBRIDGE HERALD believes south AJbertans want to help and will help the refugees from East Bengal. That's why The Herald's Cup of Milk Fund has a this year. This tragedy has reached such enormous proportions it is beyond comprehension. We read about it, we hear about it. But it's so big we can't grasp it. For sheer magnitude of suffering, the problem of millions of refugees from East Pakistan, hungry and unwanted, dying and praying for delivery from their tor- mented existence, rivals any of the most hor- rendous tragedies of modern times. Let's not 117 to comprehend it. Let's not try to solve it. Let's not reason about it or even worry about it. Let's do something about it, together, as a family of south Alberta com- munities. Together we can help. Together, with faith, we can justify our existence in this Al- berta of plenty. The Herald, with I Jr. Lotta Hitschman- ova's kind assistance, will direct this year's Cup of Milk Fund for Ihe Unitarian Service Committee. When the campaign is over, every cent collected will go to 50 Sparks Street, Ottawa, and every donor will be issued a receipt. No effort spared Human nature being what it is, The Herald will spare no effort to reach this year's goal. We're going to plead, beg, lecture, preach and demand contributions. We're going to put our photographers and reporters to work taking pictures and writing stories about the wonderful children who come through every year with nickels and dimes for the hungry t'ois in far-away India. Those nickels and dimes pour in to form Ihc very foundation of this heart-warming cam- paign. Wilhotii These pennies their prayers would go tiranswcrpd. Once Ihe spirit, of this campaign spreads. nr.Miing can stop if. What, is il nhotil the Cup of Milk Fund that excludes even the. thought of failure? What is it that makes this appeal so strong and un- deniable? Firslly, it's children helping chil- dren: secondly, we believe in it. Everyone believes in it. You can take the most hard-bitten, cynical, bored-with-life, don't-give-a-damn reporter and talk to him about the Cup of Mill; Fund and he'll stick his hand in his pocket and pull out a dollar bill. Perhaps this is because we write and read about bad news 365 days a year here at The Herald. The Cup of Milk Fund winds up the year like a single lighted candle in a dark for hope. Perhaps it's because people want tn help, if they're given a little direction. Perhaps it's because India and all that suffering is so far away and it's all so vague and unreal and The Herald's Cup of Milk Fund is something we can grasp and work with. Maybe it's something bigger than all of us, something we can't really put into words. Whatever it is. we're happy to be a small part of this friendly, down-to-earth campaign. It will set things just a little bit straighter and make things just a little bit brighter in this somewhat terrifying world we live in. Deep, deep down in our hearts we know, somehow, that isn't enough. Whatever we give, it can never be enough. We know Ihe problem will be there again next year and Ihe year after that. The world is filled with suffering. It's also filled with people who overcome suffering. And because the people in this part of the world have something, call it bigness of soul, or strength lo help the weak, or the will to really come through when the clouds are dark- est, that the Cup of Milk Fund will succeed. Molorisls turn deaf car lo plea Wtt 111 SI1 r i Why didn't at least one of KH1 motorists stop to assist a 10-year-old girl who along a busy expressway, partially clad, pleading for help? Police sought the answer today, as well as clues to the rapc- slaying of Carmen Sj Colon, who bocausp of ?five years' residency in Puerto Rico, c o u I d little English. To help find the 1 killer. Kocheslor's hvo ncwspajiers and other have offered more than in re- ward money for mlor- malion leading lo his Police said Carmen disappeared last Tues- day while on a shop- ping errand for her COLON' mother. Her found In Uvo lulcr nlong a rnrnl riiad in siiburhail liiga. A medical rx-nmmer said she had been raped mid AT BROTHER'S GRAVE Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, stands alone with arms folded and head bow- ed before the grave of his brother, former President John F. Kennedy, in Arlington National Cemetery early today. It the eighth anniversary of the assassination of Ken- nedy in Dallas, Tex. The Custis-Lee Mansion with flag at half-staff is in background. Gas ban rulinj TORONTO (CP) James Ken', chairman of TransCsn- ada Pipelines, said Sunday the National Energy Board's deci- sion lo forbid the export of 2.66 trillion feet of natural gas to Ihe United Stales will not ad- versely affect the Canadian in- dustry. Me said in a .statement issued in Toronto tint all reserves earmarked for the proposed ex- ports can be placed immedi- adetly under contract to the Canadian market. Such reserves, he said, could he "brought on stream as quickly as producing and trans- mission facilities can be con- structed.'' The hoard's decision was an- nounced Friday. GOYT. DISTURBED In Alberta. Premier Peter Lougheed said Saturday the Al- berta government is "very dis- turbed" because of a board re- port which says there is lack of surplus natural gas in Can- ada at this time. 100 persons feared lost in sinking MANILA (API A cargo boat with about 200 persons aboard sank Sunday night be- tween Leyte and Cebu islands, and between Hi and 106 persons were feared lost. The eoast guard said 94 survi- vors drifted ashore or were res- cued. Sixteen bodies were re- covered, and the coast guard said an estimated 50 to 90 per- sons were trapped inside the hull of Bclhoven II, which sank on a run from Palom- pon, on Lcyte, to Bogo. on Cebu. The coast guard said the boat had been licensed to cany only II passengers, and that license had expired in April. The Manila Evening News re- ported thai most of the passen- gers were students returning to schools in Cebu after spending the weekend at their homes on Lcytc. The provincial government will discuss the national board's recommendations with the Alberta (Energy Resources Conservation Board to "deter- mine if the national board has seriously underestimated the potential of natural gas reserves outside Alberta." KIi IIUPOKT Meanwhile, an Alberta Social Credit league committee Sat- urday praised the National Energy Board for its concern to ensure that Canada has an ample supply of natural gas over the next 25 years. The three-man committee on mines and minerals told dele- gates to the league's annual convention that it accepts the statistical basis for the board's decision "because we know its thoroughness in this field." The committee's statement was endorsed by Opposition leader Harry Strom, former Alberta premier. Members of the committee are MLAs George Ho Lem, Art Dixon and 1J. W. Hinman. Trudeau says he communicates more with yotj than any other WASHINGTON (AP) A Pakistan radio broadcast said today India "has launched an all-out offensive against East Pakistan" without a formal dec- laration of war. The Pakistan government broadcast in English from Kar- achip, West Pakistan, and moni- tored here said: "The Indian army has concen- trated all its might in Ihe Jes- sore area where the attack has been launched by nine Indian infantry divisions, lour Indian mountain divisions and two In- dian tank regiments. "Fierce fighting continued in Jessore throughout the night and the early hours of the morning." Tile Pakistan government broadcast claimed the offensive followed increasing attacks, minor and majnr skirmislK's and a buildup of more than 12 Indian divisions arouiyl East Pakistan in recent months. The United S'latcs. the Soviet Union and China all have urged restraint by India and Alberta Indian funds affected Seen and heard About town '.Ym.KMAN licnilil Mil- Iri- buying chicken din- ner for Larry and Kil man aflcr petting lop price fit Ihe fall entile, sale .Sandra 1'cn-y responding to Ihe question of the price of a van with, "I don't know but bed is llai-nlil Kckmiri! nf Kort Ma- Icod stocked bis fish pond six- age with four ;ind six inch (mm. Now lie's r.-ilchint: them Hi-inchcs lonis. CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta Social Credit League wound up it.s :i7tli annual con- vention Saturday admitting it needs younger blood and better communication with the public. "One of the most important functions is to contact people by whatever moans said Opposition Loader Harry Strom. The former Alberta premier, whose position as Soia! Credit leader was unanimously en- dorsed at a closed meeting earlier in the day. said the oili- er parties IKIVO oiitlnistlcd .So- cial Crodils in youth imolvo- menl. "Partly Itocaiiso we ivive liccn .slow lo adapt to the now kind of which he calls a "repetitions soap- selling kind of image." "I do not think this type of campaigning sols the mind of the public a clear-cut issue on which lo make decisions. I rrally wh; t we'll wind up wilh as far as actual gov- ernment is concerned, except OTTAWA (CP.) The post office and its letter carriers, air ready well into preliminary bombardments in a contract dispute, may see the actual bat- tle lines set out today. The long pericd of trench war- fare could tie up the Christmas maiis. Officers of Uic Letter Carriers Union of Canada meet here today lo decide whether lo call their men out on strike, stage a slowdown or find some other way to put pressure on the post office to back up the union con- tention that the government has broken contract terms in the hiring of casual labor. Postmaster General .loan- Pierre Cote has threatened ei- ther court action or internal dis- ciplinary measures against car- riers in parts of Ontario and the Maritimes who stayed off work in sporadic actions last week. Mr. Cote said Friday that there could be a range of disci- plinary measures i n c 1 u d n g prosecutions "or other court ac- tions to recover the damages." Neither the public nof the dep-artment can tolerate such illegal iterruptions of the mail." Roger Deearie, letter carriers president, said last Thursday that the government is out to "bust tlie union" and Ihc car- riers intend to fight back. The union officers would meet here today to decide on further acton, he said, and promised that whatever steps that union decided on would be fighting steps. At issue in the dispute is the hiring of casual workers by the post office when a carrier's walk is unmanned because of illness or vacation. The union says a contract clause stipulates that such work must be offered on an overtime basis to union men first. Only if it cannot be covered in this way is the government free to put a casual worker on the walk, the union says. Mr. Cote says the service could not function without cas- -ua] labor. Avoiding it entirely would require hiring about an- other 1.000 full-time workers and wculd add up to million annually lo post office costs. that we know we Uke the per- son." Mr. -Strom says the league first has to get younger people interested in helping Ihe party at a minor level distributing and flag waving then they likely uill become involved in intellectual party U.S. pilot makes history over both poles by flying CHfllSTCHURCH, N..Z (APt American pilot Elgin L. Long flew over the South Pole today and became the first man in history to make solo flights over both the North and South poles. Tiie 4-1-year-old aviator from YVoodsido. Calif., landed satch- el the U.S. Navy station at. lUcMurdo Sound after a flight of more than 20 hours that took him from Punta Arenas. Chile, at the tip of South America, across Antarctica. Long reported "one bad mo- ment'' on the flight, when his plane lost cabin heat for several horn's and rough over the pole prevented radio contact the polar station below. As he approached McMurdo. the station sent a radio message of congratulations on his feat, and when he landed more than 40 men were waiting lo greet him. He said he would remain at McMurdo until Nov. 25. The Christchurch headquar- ters of Operation Deep Freeze, Ilia U.S. scientific program in the AnlEvctic. said a headwind slowed Lor.g's tv.-in-cnginod Piper Nava'io turboprop air- craft on the flight from the pole lo McMurdo. Long left San Francisco Nov. 5 and flew over Ihe North Pole to Stockholm. Then he flew south to London. Africa, Brazil and on to Punta Arenas. From the Antarctic, he plans io fly to Australia, the Fiji Is- lands, Wake Island. Japan. Hon- n'ulu and hack lo San Fran- cisco. MONTREAL (CP) Bernard Lortie, a 20-y e a r -o 1 d trade school dropout, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for Ihe kidnapping Oct. 10. 1970. of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. He was handed an additional six months' sentence for con- tempt, of court. It is to he served consecutive to the 20- year term. Mr. Laporte was found stran- gled to death Oct. 18, 1970 in suburban St. Hubert. Lortie was quiet and com- posed during his hour-long court appearance. As he was led from the courtroom, however, he raised a clenched fist and shouted "Vive le Quebec Libre1' Live Free Quebec. Mr. .Justice Jean-Paul Berge- ron told Lortie he would be eli- gible for parole in seven years. He is the first of four men. charged with Ihe kitlnap-slaying of Mr. Laporte, to be convicted and sentenced on the kidnap- DEKNARD LORTIE ping charge. He is scheduled lo begin Irial for murder next month. OTTAWA (CP) Another purported cabinet cerning allocation of money for Indian programs this cropped up during the weekend and is expected lo spark Com- ment questions this President Harold Cardinal of the Inc'ian Association of Al- berta took what hs described as an official cabinet document to an intei-yiew Sunday on Week- end, a CBC network public af- fairs television program. Mr. Cardinal contended that (he federal government is hold- ing up fi.mds for Ir.flinii pro- grams already approved in principle in an a'lc-irn! to end a cm-rent boycott of schools by Al- berta Indians. The young Indian organizer said his group has decided to refuse all federal money for In- dian programs because it could no longer remain independent while accept ing Ottawa financ- ing. GOT DOC'MliNT IN SEPT. ?'u-. Carui.ial said he received (he official cabinet document Jast September and that it an- nounced approval in principle fcr the concept of Indian cul- tural education centres and a five-year program with S10 mil- lion earmarked frr it. After getting the document, which he said was signed by D. .7. Leach, superintendent of cab- inet documents, he sent a tele- gram to Marc Lalonde, Prime Minister TrudeauV secretary. The telegram asked why there was a delay in giving out the federal funds and suggested that the delay was aimed at breaking the association. Mr. Lalonde's reply was that the as- sociation should not make ridic- ulous charges, the Indian leader said. A spokesman in the office of Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien declined comment on the authenticity of the document cited by Mi-. Cardinal. He also would not comment on whether or not a funding program for Indian cultural centres had been approved. The decison to forgo federal financing ir.sans the loss of lo that the gov. ernment allocated for Indian ed- ucation centres this year and another allocated to recreation programs for Alberta Indians. Mr. Cardinal said. Any funds approved for fulure spending also would go by the boards. The loss in effect meant the erd the association. The government has already been on the griddle fur pur- ported leaks in connection with the Gray report en foreign own- ership of industry in Car.ada. discussions. "We haven't young peo- ple as much as we should he told a news confer- ence. Bill Johnson of Edmonton, re- elected president of the Social C'redi! League, said "our prob- lem is one of merchandizing." Connaliy in Canada-U.S. W A S II I (I Til K'l'i 'IVcasury S, r'clan John H Connallv said "then' iv rnlhing i n h o re n I 1 y bad" in United States relations wilh Canada and thai Canadians "understand much nf our prob- lem" in (he present economic crisis. The U.S. 'iad a trade deficit with Canada of billion. Ke- li'n'ing u> the controversial I .S.-Canada aulo he said: "They have much iho of the nothing bad rda lions Ulillc I-- Ihml. -our rel.r.ion.-lnp with Canada is good, Connaliy mlcd also that I'an.ldian visitors in I'.S. arc permitted to lake back only in purchases while Anvri- cans visit ing Canada may bring back worth. lions- the tun emmllies, ConiMlK ficillj; ID try to sonic changes s.i> wo can hrinR abuiil some more equitable, relations." ''Tiia big problem has been a lack of getting across to ycutli what it is we stand for. "We've got to get, rid of the 19.1.) Model-T and gel it a Dusler package it's a question of sales. Young people are coming hut it's a long pro- cess, it's a mailer of commu- nication." The parly went lo the youth movement during election of officers hy picking Brain Leo. 21. of Calgary as fourth vice-president, a new position aimed at young memlwi-.s. Whrn the crnvonlinncd open- ed. Mr. Sirnin .said the parly provincial palilk-s, take another look at its pvinc'pK and stake out defined ideological (-'......vis. Hut dol-rpMos rnmvTnmifrfl on tU'li.Min qnc.Mior.s rivl lillle debate place on now poliry directions. tbo party's closed- dour session, it gave ir.cial support In the federal Social Credit party. LSIOll kills two A head-on eollision five miles south and four miles oast of Pineher Creek Friday claimed the lives of people. Dead are Joseph li. 25 and Vernon D. Thorrianll. ai, botii of Pineher Creek. The accident involved I wo half-ton Irm-ks travelling in np- directions nn n Rravr] read. Two pSN-cnscrs in Lam- bert Shirley Rosner, ti and Kosncr, ivrdved nvrnr i ,'i ]vis-eiv per (V 'I'lvrri.-iiilt tiiirk, is in serums cur.fiiiion ns a vomit of the collision. Pinc'hcf Creek roroivr F. F. liadford ordered an inquest into Hie accidrat. Thr inquest is expected In bo conducted1 IVc. !i. ;