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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta WINDY FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 45 The letttmdge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 292 LET1IBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS lili PAGES Thompson drive aimed at old Socreds JtOBERT THOMPSON By I1 ALT. JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The former national leader of the Social Credit Party has started a vigorous drive to number of rdired Sacrod MPs t- stand Conservative candidates in British Co- lumbia in the next federal election. Robert Thompson, MP for Red Deer, Alia., be- lieves that both Bert Leboe and A. B. Patterson ull be among those who mil return to federal politics as 'PC candidates. The (i-'-year-old Mr. Lcboe, who represented Can- boo riding in Ottawa under the federal Soared banner, is expected to stand in Okanagan Boundary. Rev. 1 at- terson, now aged fiO, who once represented the old Fraser Valley riding, will likely attempt to take I'ra- ser Valley East. Mr. Thompson himself, who has a vote ma- in his safe Red Deer scat, has even been urged to leave Alberta and help to lead the PC comeback in B.C. However, despite a number of high-powered dele- gations urging him to spearhead the PC drive in BC it is expected he will be content to simply en- courage his former Social Credit colleagues to enter the battle and to take pert in an exhausting round of speaking engagements and organizational meetings in R r 'in fact Mr. Thompson lias been hard on the cam- Six-year rebellion ends Rhodesia back in Troops receive attack orders for the first time since Confederation. With tlie exception of actively promoting a former student of his Endalkatchcw Makonnen, Elhopia s com- miiiications minister, for the next secretary general of the United Nations. Thompson is putting all his aval abte energy into getting the PCs ready for the ne.t election -especially in B.C. where he considers his Social Credit activities give him some appea.. _ Thompso, taking time off from his B.C. campaign that Makonne.1 is tlie best choice to replace TJ Tliant A former ambassador to the United Nations, the -Vtberta MP -was headmaster at the first secon- rlarv modern school in Ethiopia in the mid-lMOs when Makonnen was a student there. Having just returned from a trip to Southern Af- rica Mr Thompson says he believes the West, and especially B.C. and Alberta, are now angry at Ottawa over the treatment it is handing them. A blatant example, he says, was the recent report bv Keith Spiccr. commissioner nf official languages, who calls for a more intense drive toward bilinguahsm nt a time when llw province of Quebec is active y putting pressure on business and industry there to adopt French only as the working language. Incidents such as this bode well for the PCS in the West says Thompson who is supported by PC na- tional headquarters strategists in Ottawa when he talks about Opposition party gains in B.C. Robert Bcdard, organization director for the PCs nationally, believes his party will pick up six or seven teats in'a J972 or 1973 election. Scats where the PCs came in a strong second in the 1908 Trudeau sweep are eyed as being excellent, chances. Rhodesia dea still faces two hurdles HAROLD MORRISON LONDON (CPI Two major hurdles still must be overcome before the British government can implement its proposed agreement to sanctify Rhodesia's indepen- deuce One is to test and obtain the acceptability of the Rhodcsian people as a whole on the proposals worked out between Premier Ian Smith and British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home. The 'other is to have the British Parliament ra- tify the proposals, probably through a debate and vote. Officials here estimate tlie procedure may take, a few months with indications that formal ending of the six-year constitutional crisis may not come before the early months of With formal granling of independence will come British lermination of sanctions, a move, which nor- mally would require t'niled Nations approval. This may cause diplomatic eiiibaiTassir.enl since there isn't much UN failh in Ian Smith as a lender. Informants here suspect that HIP Security Council may not be willing to rliiiiinalc the sanctions, even it Ihe independence- proposals are shown to he accept- able to the lihudesian people as a whole. There also may lie further embarrassment within the Commonwealth where a sanctions committee has been periodically watching over operations of the in- creasingly ineffeclive iulcrnalional curbs originally de- signed to bring the Smith government to its knees. Arnold Smith of Canada, Commonwealth secretary- general, who is a member of the sanctions committee, said the Anglo-R'midesian proposals will have to be studied in detail before any decision can be made on Ihe future, of the sanctions committee NEW DELHI (AP) India said today its troops have or- ders permitting them to attack across the border into Pakistan at any time and any place in self-defence, and that they al- ready have done so on at least one occasion. A government spokesman, elaborating on a speech in Par- liament by Prime Minister Iri- dira Gandhi, said local com- manders at all levels were au- thorized to cross the border if under attack. India previously has denied its troops had or would cross the border under any circum- stances, despite Pakistani alle- gations of large-scale attacks by Indian army units along the borders with the rebel province of F.ast Pakistan. India insists that tile attacks were launched by East Paki- stani independence fighters and Mrs. Gandhi told Parliament the rebels have seized large sections of East Pakistan and inflicted heavv casualties on the P a k i s t a n i army. Dispatches from Pakistan ap- parently were being delayed, but Radio Pakistan reported all' Pakistan reserve officers and officers on leave before retire- ment were being ordered to re- port for duty immediately. The broadcast said the call-up also affected some non-commis- sioned personnel but gave no details. India partly mobilized its reserves last month. In her speech before Parlia- ment, Mrs. Gandhi repeated that regular Indian army units were not fighting in East Paki- stan alongside the rebels as charged by Pakistan. But for the first time she acknowledged that Indian soldiers had been inside the Pakistani province. She said the Indian border crossing occurred when Paki- stani infantry buttressed by tanks and artillery launched an attack Sunday on East Paki- stani rebels who had wrested an area around Boyra from gov- ernment control. Pakistani artillery shells fell into India and wounded Indian soldiers, she charged, and the Pakistani troops advanced to the border. "The local Indian military commander took appropriate action to repulse the Pakistani she told legislators. "In this action 13 Pakistani Chafee tanks were destroyed." PREMIER SMITH SIR ALEC Ministers draw up plans to assist small farmers 'Still nothing from ISew contract for phone operators MONTREAL (CPJ Agree- ment in principle on a new labor contract between Bell Canada and telephone op- erators in Ontario and Quebec was announced today. Mary Lennox, chief negotiator for the Traffic Employees Asso- ciation, told a news conference it does not give parity with Van- couver operators which would have meant a weekly in- crease. Under terms of the previous contract, which expired Aug. the Ontario and Quebec opera- tors earned an average of S104.75 a week. They had sought a S30-a-week increase in a two- year agreement to give them parity with Vancouver opera- tors. OTTAWA (CP) Farm lead- ers considered dismal prospects for farm incomes Tuesday while Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson and his provincial coun- terparts drew plans to improve the marketing of farm goods and help small farmers bolster their operations. The ministers, meeting pri- vately while about 200 other farm representatives discussed future farnr trends at tile an- nual farm-outlook conference, agreed on a plan they said would help small fanners make more money. The plan, a modification of federal proposals to help less successful farmers improve their operations or move out of agriculture, would include methods of acquiring land and money needed to make farms commercially viable. The gov- ernment already has allocated million for such a program. A joint committee was set up to work out details, after which individual provinces can enter agreements with the federal government "i n accordance with the particular needs of farm people in that a communique issued after the ministers' meeting said. The meeting also produced a compromise designed to sooth critics and hasten passage of federal farm marketing legisla- C-176. Mr. Olson agreed to take from the bill all provisions for man- aging the supplies of farm gcods other than eggs and chickens. Producers of those products now are working out ways to stare markets. Producers of other farm com- modities still would be included in tlie bill, designed to organize and co-ordinate the marketing of farm goods, but the govern- ment would only set up such agencies if producers agreed. Bill C-176, aw-aiting final Com- mons approval, may die this session if debate on the govern- ment tax bill uses up all debat- ing time. Mr. Olson said the provincial agreement to the al- tered bill "ought to have a tre- mendous influence on its pas- sage." Tbs ministers also discussed provincial suggestions, outlined Monday in a 29-page counter- proposal to federal farm poli- cies, on stabilizing farm prices, the development of more farm export market s, joint farm credit plaas and the impact of low-priced imports. Meetings will be held in De- cember to discuss the proposals further. SEE CASH SHORTAGES While the ministers huddled over policy7 matters, the outlook conference heard predictions for serious cash shortages in farm income. W. G. Morris, head of Statis- tics Canada's agriculture divi- sion, and W. J. Craddoclt, a University of Manitoba agricul- ture economics professor, said farmers will take in S1.5 billion this year, 31 per cent more than in 1970. But they will be left with only SI.17 billion when they pay de- preciation costs and increased operating expenses. For 1972, the economists said, actual income to farmers will drop to about billion, a level both said was seriously low. Mr. Olson countered the pre- dictions in a closing speech, saying the time was ripe for Canada to seek new world mar- kets as tight domestic policies in the U.S. reduce Canadian competition abroad from that country. of Milk Fund It's up to you i. We call it the Cup of Milk Fund. You and yon and you are go- ing to make it go. It's going to put worth of milk into the mouths of starving children. You don't understand it? Take a Sunday drive. Imagine you sec millions of tents, make- shift shelters and starving refu- gees camped on the prairie be- tween Lethbridge and Magralh. There's no end to this sprawl- ing mass of suffering humanity. It's happening right now in India. The East Pakistanis are holding the dirty end of the stick. The rest of the world has the happy role. We're cast as the ones playing out the I-don't- Seen and heard About town AT HIS testimonial dinner Dr. Sam Smith rear- ranging an old saying to say "behind every great man stands a surprised woman" Nellie Goldic paying for a course to find out what marked crosswalks are for Helen Kitchen having to phone the hairdressers be- cause she forgot when her weekly hair appointment was. give-a-damn part in a play call- ed man's inhumanity to man. You say: "It's no skin off my elbow if millions are starving in India. Why, that's their prob- lem: that's the other side of the world.1' Don't kid yourself it's a small world now, a tiny tiny globe, and tlw East Pakistan problem is right smack in our own backyard. Tlie average daily influx of refugees is about people. The number will exceed 12 mil- lion by Christmas. More than 9.14 million refugees have al- ready crossed over. They've fled the terrorism in Bangla Desh. Let's get off our butts. Let's make something happen. These refugees can go back only if the Pakistani Army stops its terrorism. But there's a war now and it's not likely to hap- pen. Let's make something else happen: for the starv- ing babies from East Bengal. Cardinal and Chretien may air Indian dispute OTTAWA (CPI Both Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien and Harold Cardinal, head of the Alberta Indian Association, said Tuesday they'd he happy lo appear before n Commons com- mittee to explain their sides in a dispute arising from a leaked cabinet document. "I have nothing to hide." de- clared Mr. Chretien after a ser- ies (if Commons' questions Jailed to shod much light on Mr. C.nrdinal's charges that the gov- ernment is withholding money from his nss.icinlion. Mr. Cardinal, who has been in Ollawa for the last two days, said he wanted to appear side- by-side with Mr. Chretien nt llw committee. But he suggested that the meeting be held in Al- berta where some Indian par- ents still are keeping their chil- dren from non-reserve schools. The Alberta Indian leader said it is because these children are out of school that Ottawa is holding back funds fnr a pro- posed cnllural centre in the province. His proof is a cabinet docu- ment dated July 211 in which the cabiiiel approved Hie concept of cultural and educational centres for Indians. The Alberta project was to be the first funded. Soon afterwards. Alberta In- dian parents began keeping their children home from school, demanding that class- rooms be built on their re- serves. Mr. Chretien said no firm de- cision on funding the Alberta centre has yet been made. He also said that his department is already spending million on Alberta Indians. "I don't carp if they're spend- ing SI billion." retorted Mr. Cardinal. "All Iho taxpner will gel is a bigger bureaucracy and bigger government buildings. The Indians will gel nothing." Mr. Cardinal be has been in Ottawa to notify Health Min- ister John Munro and the seere- lary of slate's department that, his association is withdrawing from programs funded by them. He said he wns winding up these programs and preparing to lay off -IS Indians working on these projects. "1 call that Mr. Chretien's contribution to unemployment.' said Mr. Cardinal. No customs clearance in Canada MONTREAL (CP) Passen- gers on jumbo jets leaving Ca- nadian airports for destinations in tlie U.S. will not receive pre, customs clearance in Can- ada aflrr Friday, an Air Can- ada spokesman said Tuesday. Passengers instead will be subject to customs checks on arrival at U.S. airports. "I can only speculate why the I'.S. customs people are doing he said. "I guess they figure they arc better staffed at home to handle the. heavier traffic these .jumbos will bring." Passengers on smaller jets will slill be pro cleared in Canada before their (lights, he snid. SALISBURY, Rhodesia (APj The British and Rhodesian governments agreed today on terms for the secessionist Rhodesian Republic to return to the Com- nioinvealth and end a six-year rebellion to preserve white-minority rule. Terms of the agreement will not be made public: until they are announced to the Rhodesian and British parliaments Thursday afternoon, a joint announcement said. But there was speculation that they provide for continuation of white control and advancement of the black majority po- litical control some day. APPROVE HEPfBLIC? Thf usrermenl was signed t a.m. EST by Sir Alec Dous- las-IIome. the British foreign secretary, and Prime Minister Ian Smith of Rhodesia after nine days of talks. After a ses- sion Tuesday night, informants reported little remained to be discussed except formalities. The announcement said the terms will be submitted to the Rhodesian people in a "lest of acceptability" that would be or- ganized as soon as possible. Final terms of the agreement were expected to sanction Rho- desia's independence as a re- public. In exchange, the white- minority government in Salis- bury was reported to have prom i s e d concessions to im- prove t h e political and eco- r.cmic position of the country's five million blacks. The Anglo-Rhodesian package deal is likely to be bitterly criti- cized by militant blacks. They demand nothing less than "one man one vote" and r.o independ- ence whatsoever until an Afri- can majority is in control. Last week, some Rhodesian blacks were suggesting that the negotiations were "nothing but a charade because a secret sell- out had been arru.-.ged. Likewise, there, were believed to be some dis- grunted white Rlicdesians in the far right-wing of Smith's Hhodesian Front party. Some advocated no negotiations what- soever and a racial pattern sim- ilar to rigid South African-style apartheid. Sir Alec and Smith needed nine plenary sessions over a nine day period to come to terms. However, it appeared that much spadewcrk was accom- plished by Lord Goodman in five previous visits to Salisbury this year. Goodman left Tues- day for London. PREDICT OUTCOME Conference sources say tlie deal probably will keep the Rho- desian government in white hands for more than 25 years. British funds would help under- write black political advance- ment which would be based both on education and taxes paid instead of taxes alone as at present. Rhodesia, a self-governing colony, broke away from Brit- ain and declared its independ- ence in November. 1965, refus- ing to go along with British de- mands for black majority rule in a country of only whites. EDMONTON (CP) Tr.3 Al- berta government v''i" open a Washington office if the federal government denies the province an observer at energy talks with the United States, a spokesman said Tuesday. Premier Peter Lougheed has three times asked Prime Minis- ter Trudeau to allow an Alberta representative at such talks which, he said, could have a crucial effect on the province's economy. There has been no re- sponse. Den Getty, provincial minis- ter of federal and intergovern- mental affairs, said he believes the possibility of owning an Al- berta office' in Washington is "part of other negotiations'' with the federal government. "If we aren't satisfied that we are being brought into the fed- eral government's thinking and being consulted on their ap- proach to the talks, if we're not getting first-hand information and accurate detail, we'll have to consider the Washington of- fice very seriously.1' The federal government has said, however, that the Ca -a- dian embassy in Washington is in a better position to do this for the province. per page LONDON (AP) An auto- graphed inaliuscrip! by Charles Dickens was auctioned al Sothe- by's Tuesday for more than a page. The1 22-page docu- ment represented the first pages of chapter 15 of the novel Nicholas one of Dick- cns's masterpieces. The manu- script went for ?M.OOO to Quar- tich, the London dealer. stay in Europe WASHINGTON" (AP) The Senate passed the massive billion defence money bill here after rejecting a proposed BO .030 troop cut in the I" S. European forces and approving an added million for nuli- tary sales to Israel. The vote was against a pro- pcsal by Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, which had been included by the Senate Appropiations Commit- tee in a billion defence money bill. A more sweeping Mansfield amendment was rejected last May, 61 to SB. The president won a second victory Tuesday, in effect, when anti war senators de- cided a g a i list offering an amendment In cut off funds for Indochina war operations except for U.S. withdrawal. The amendment bron barely beaten in Hie appropria- tions panel last v, cek. IX FI.ARKl'P Muir, lonservalivo iiicmliiT of Parliament fnr Cape lire- Ion talks to reporters milsicle Iho House of Commons iillrr Prime Minister Trmlenu ask- ed him in tlie House il he liaii been drinking. Mr. Muir dcniril ll'.c acfiisnllon, and Mr. Trmlran willulmv the re- mark, Sec story Page 25. Nixoii-l'oinpidoii nict'ting srl PAK1S (AD President Nixon and Prcskii-at (liYirRos Pompidou of Franco will meet in the. Azores Dec 13-H to dis- cuss inlern.ilional queslionf. I h e Elyscc Palace announced today. ;