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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta COLDER FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY NEAR ZERO. -fc "k ik VOL. LXI1I No. 201. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS Ulg FLO witnesses BEHEADED Yukio Mishima, Japan': most famous author, today disembowelled himself and was then beheaded in a samurai warrior- style protest against the disappearance of Japan's former military might. The 40-year-old novelist-playwright and one of his followers in his right-wing patriotic organization both died by the sword in Hie ritualistic hara-kiri (suicide) after attacking an army headquarters in Tokyo. By JIM WEAVES OTTAWA (CP) The time may be fast approach- ing when the government will tell Canadian farmers how much they can produce and how much they can Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson said today. Mr. Olson, speaMng at the opening of the agri- culture congress, said the emerging aggressive ap- proach by government, aided by all segments of the industry, indicates a "genuine need to tailor produc- tion to market demand." "There must be careful planning and forecasting to enable the farmer to decide on an appropriate level of he said. Mr. Olson also said a legislative framework: is necessary to provide the means to market products In an orderly fashion. "Legislation can also be enacted to effect pro- duction control by telling farmers how much they can produce and sell. "I am convinced that we must keep our prices products competitive." If prices are not competitive Canada will not bs able to export "and if we cannot export we cannot he said. The agriculture minister said there has been a tendency in Canada to "downgrade" agriculture's im- portance to the nations! economy. "Fewer people live on farms and In rural areas and, in a sense, because they are out of sight, cm' farmers are out of mind." Also few Canadians have experienced real hunger and this abundance has fostered complacency. But while the industry is taken for granted, rough- ly every tliird Canadian household is supported by money earned either directly or indirectly from our food industry. In addition the output of each farm worker now feeds 4n people compared with 11 prior to the Second World War. Justifies involvement Agriculture is of such importance to Canada and its people to justify major government involvement, Mr. Olson said, asking that From the government view- point the industry could have a three-Mr] role. The first is IP feed the population, the second as an important money earner for Canada, and tliird to provide food aid to the less fortunate in our OWE so- ciety and the "But if governments and charitable organizations wish lo use our agricultural resources to help the less fortunate in the world (hero is an obligation to spread the cosls across our entire society. "We cannot expect the agricultural industry or farmers lo bear a disproportionate share of the load." Mr. Olson said I he farmer'? returns for his labor, capital and management invcftcj is not cnmparalil? trt that enjoyed by in m.'niy other sectors of the economy. "They flirajlr] IK. w) mitt hs fnijmj to allow farmers, to share the- benefit.; their increased efficiency has brought to other Canadians." Mr. Olson told (lie congress that market research and development is high on the government's list of priorities because everything possible must be done to promote, capture, hold and expand new markets for cgrictiltural products. He said lire technology resources now are Available lo enable Canada lo overproduce any major farm commodity now grown. MONTREAL (CP) Judge Jacques Trahan, presiding over a coroner's inquest into the aeath of Pierre Laporte, Quebec's former labor minister, said Tuesday he restrained him- self in delaying sentence for two persons found hi contempt. Preferring to await a less "vexing Judge Tra- han set next Tuesday for con- tinuing the inquest and sentenc- ing the two for refusing to tes- tify. After trying for at. least 20 minutes to gc( Clement Roy, an unemployed 22-year-old, to tes- tify, judge Trahan had to han- dle some wild histrionics from Lise Rose. Both were found in contempt. Judge Trahan tried unsuc- cessfully to persuade Roy that his testimony might prove the innocence of another person or persons. w 'We need crowbars to get the first ones roiling'.' Heavy water plant may OTTAWA (CP) Nova Scotia Premier Gerald Regan emerged from a meeting with Energy Minister J. J. Greene today "more hopeful than ever" that the inoperative heavy water plant at Glace Bay, N.S., can be brought into production. Premier Regan, after a 75- minute discussion with Mr. Greene, said he will present a definite proposal to Prime Min- ister Trudeau on the plant's fu- ture. He had first to discuss the matter with his cabinet and with officials of Deuterium of Canada Ltd., operator of the plant. Present at the meeting today were R. B. Cameron, president of Deuterium and chairman of the Cape Breton Development Corp., and J. Lorne Gray, presi- dent of Atomic Energy of Can- ada Ltd. Chemical may leul cure BETHESDA, Md. (API A National Cancer Institute team has discovered a chemical that may lead to an early diagnosis of leukemia and could eventu- ally help provide a treatment for it. An ejwyme in the lympho- cytes, or clear blood cells, was (oiuid by Drs. Robert Gallo, Sue Vang and Robert. Ting in re- search they reported earlier this month to scientists at a confer- ence at ths Pasteur Institute in Pars. Gallo is on the staff of the cancer institute and lire others are with Bonlics Research Lab- oratories in Kensington, Md. The chemical they found ap- parently brings to life dormant leukemia viruses, which then ad lo turn cells cancerous. Turllier is plauncii I" Hi" loam's MLA loses bid for iiomiuatiou EDMOrfTON (CP) Johann Ludwig, 3d, dean of business administration at Alberta Col- lego defeated MLA .lack llorau iur the provincial Social Credit riding of Jasper Placo. Cold warn strikes Florida MIAMI, Fla. (AP) A Nov- ember cold wave drove temper- atures below freezing over much of Florida today, striking hard at winter vegetables and flowers but apparently doing lit- Ue damage to the biggest or- ange and grapefruit crop in the state's history. Forecaster Jim Georg of Hie federal-state frost warning serv- ice at Lakeland said truck crops and ornamentals in the Ever- glades and on the lower east and west coasts suffered "pretty heavy damage." Most frigid spot in the state was the capital city of Tallahas- see, the temperature plunged to 13 and a transient was found dead, apparently from cold exposure. Other pre-dawn lows, many of them November records, in- eluded 19 at Gainesville, 23 at Apalachicola, 21 at Jackson- ville, Z3 at Tampa, IK at Lake- land, 37 at Palm Beach and 39 at Miami Beach. trou But Roy, calm throughout hia brief appearance, replied that anytliing he under court result in charges being laid against oth- ers. NOTHING TO SAY "I have nothing to he repeated several times. Lise Rose, sister of two broth- ers wanted in the kidnapping Oct. 10 of Mr. Laporte, screamed before being dragged out that she bad been stripped "stark naked'' and beaten dur- ing interrogation by police. The last thing she screamed before being taken away by two policemen was: "Paul and Jacques, I love you." Paul Rose is wanted for kid- napping both Mr. Laporte and, on Oct. 5, James (Jasper) Cross, British trade commis- sioner believed still alive and in the hands of the Front de Liber- ation du Quebec. Jacques Rose is wanted for conspiracy in the kidnapping of Jlr. Lapcrte, strangled Oct. 17. PROTESTS JAIL CONDITION'S Lise Rose said that in protest of "inhuman conditions" at pro- v i n c i a 1 police headquarters, where the inquest is being held p.nd she is being detained, she refused to testify. She said that all the women grresled in Montreal under -the War Measures Act were taken to the Montreal women's jail ex- cept herself and Lise Baker. They were kept in provincial police cells and sometimes "al- most froze" at night. They were both in the seventh day of a pro- test hunger strike. Lise Balcer, 21, whose uncle Leon Balcer was a federal cabi- net minister in the Diefenbaker administration, is charged wiUi being or professing to be a member of tha FLQ, as is Lise Hose. Lise Balcer has testified" that she lived for a time with Paul Rose in the bungalow south ol Montreal where Mr. Laporte was believed to have been held for the last seven days of his life. Offer rewards bi Simpson EDMONTON totalling have been offer- ed for information leading lo I he conviction of three armed bandits who escaped with in cash afler holding up an {innorcci car P'riday. The Loomis Armoured Car Service Lid. JKJS offered a '..m reward and (.lie city has Thrnr wrre Tin "inw develop- in investigation t.'f the robbery at Simpsons.Soars in the Park Plaza Shopping Centre. Two of the Loomis guards were hit on the head and a by- stander, George MaI.vsh.3J, of Edmonton, was wounded in Iho right arm and chest when shots were exchanged between I lie robbers and Iho Loomis car guards. Firemen a! top r.ross an TV, 5 NIML _. aerial ladder tv reach roof of burning building on Chi- cago's near north side Wednesday. pre-dawn blazes was largely confined to ths two top floors of the building that housed a restaurant ori ground floor. Nine persons died as a result of ths fire, including three small children. German-Russian talks under ivay BERLIN (AP) Walter Ul- bricht, the leader of East Ger- many, met today with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gro- myko in East Berlin, the East German news agency ADM re- ported. It said I he talks dealt with European security and other matters. The agency said East German Premier .Willi Stoph and For- eign Minister Otto Winzer were among those participating in tha talks that took place in a "warm and friendly atmos- phere." Soviet airline office rocked NEW YORK (AP) An ex- plosion rocked a midtown Man- hattan office building housing Uie offices of Aeroflot. the Soviet nlrluie, and Intourist. dm Sonet tourist agency, about a.m. today, police said. Police roped off the area in front of the three-storey build- ing on East 49lh Street, just off Fifth Avenue, and said they be- lieved another live explosive de- vice might still be in or near Ilia building. There were no immediate re- ports of injuries. Police said the building was unoccupied at ths time of the blast. The talks came two days be- fore the resumption of East and West German contacts in East Berlin. State secretaries Egon Bahr of West Germany and Mi- chael Kohl of East Germany are to meet Friday to start dis- cussions on "easing tensions in centra! Europe and questions of interest to both sides." Earlier, the West German newspaper Die Welt of Ham- burg published a report that the 77-year-old Ulbricht was seri- ously ill after having suffered a heart attack last weekend. Ulbricht's absence at the meeting of the Hungarian Com- munist party in Budapest had set off speculation fiat he was ill. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Fighting broke out today between Jordanian army troops and Palestinian Arab guerrillas in northern Jordan. Palestinians in Beirut. Lebanon, said the army opened fire on a hilltop position with mortars and machine-guns at a.m., starting a battle that still was raging at noon. WANT UOAD CONTROL A Jordanian government source, however, insisted the troops had driven a group of guerrilla w h o wouldn't obey their command- ers, from the village of Thahral Asfour, on ihe road between Jerash and Irbid, about 35 miles north of Amman. "Their control of the the informant said, "became a threat lo traffic on the main Amman Jerash Irbtd-Diimas- cus road and the army had to force them out." The guerrillas were pushed out of the village in a "blood- less" morning operation, the government source claimed. He said the army had (lie prior ap- proval of the Al Fatah guerrilla commanders in the area. Since the civil war in Jordan last September, King Hussein's army has made several at- tempts lo gain control of the country's northern road network to prevent the flow of anus and men to the guerrillas from neighboring Syria. The outbreak of fighting fol- lowed the disclosure that King Hussein and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt will confer in Cairo next week before Hussein begins a four-nation Western tour that starts with discussions in Washington with President Nixon. Al Ahram, the semi-official Cairo newspaper, said today that Hussein's Egyptian visit will begin nd that from there he will fly to Washington, London, Paris and Bonn. The newspaper said he will leave Washington before Dec. 11 because Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan is arriv- ing in the United Slates that (lay. GOIXG TO LONDON Hussein will spend Cliristmas in London with his wife Prin- cess Mima, is British. She has been in Britain since fight- ing began between Hussein's army and Palestinian guerrillas in Jordan several months ago. Al Ahram did not say what Hussein and Sadat would dis- cuss, but the king said in an in- terview Tuesday that he is pushing for a summit meeting of Arab leaders to discuss the Palestinian situation. He said he is sending letters to them but: }iot to Yasser Arafat, leader of the Al Fatah guerrillas and ac- knowledged head of the Pales- tinian movement. DAKER, Senegal (CP) Guinea announced today that it was invaded again Tuesday night. President Sekour Toure called on "friendly countries" to send all the help they can as quickly as possible. Rad'io Conakry, the West, Afri- can nation's official radio sta- tion, referred to new "enemy in- cursions.'1 "Thanhs to the rigilance o( the the station said, "the attempts and evil inten- tions of the Portuguese imperi- alistic enemy were thrown back by Guinean patriots, the army and the glorious people of Guinea." Toure has said the invading troops, which first landed on Guinea's shores early Sunday, are mercenaries hired by Portu- gal and attacking from Portu- guese ships. Portugal has de- nied any involvement. Ill Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, the secretary-general of the Organization of African Unify today that Sudan, Egypt, riigsria, Libya and Al- geria have plsccd troops on tha alert to go to Guinea if needed. Z a m b i a n Vice-President 'i 'ainza Cbona said in Addis .Aoaba that an emergency meet- ing ol the OATJ council of minis- ters will be held Dec. 9 to dis- cuss the situation in Guinea. Seen and heard About town REJECTS RELATIONS OSLO (Heuter) Parliament rejected by 72 votes to 70 Tues- day night an opposition Labor party proposal that Norway rec- ognize and establish diplomatic relations with North Vietnam. Shack, Duff shuffle off to Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buf- falo Sabres of the National Hockey League obtained Eddie Shack and Dick Duff from Los Angeles Kings today, The Sabres said Shack and Duff were acquired for a player to be named later and a future consideration. CLASSROOMS at Susie Bawden S'chool empty- ing in record time as young Michael Smrz accidently hit the fire alarm Brian Walker inquiring at a local men's store for their "best suit" lo use in his role in My Fair Lady a. little shaggy dog forgetting his role as the enemy of all mailmen as he tried to make friends with a postie on 6th Ave., and 7th St. MP kidnapped in France PARIS (AP) Four armed men kidnapped and beat up a Gaullist member of Parliament, Michel de Grailly, 50, Tuesday night. He was dragged into a truck near liis home and roughed up for so minutes. Then he was dropped off. De Grailly recently brought n court case against a right-wing magazine. Said from Lcthbi SHOPPING DAYS 'TILL CHRISTMAS VANCOUVER (CP) Two RCMP investigators are m San Francisco today lo question a Canadian doctor in connection with the shooting death of a young Bible camp caretaker near tin; isolated community Kainficl'l on (lie west coast of Vancouver Islpiid. Their s 5 s i g n m n n I. to Kan Francisco followed information received from U.S. authorities, and what American immigra- tion inspcctcrs described as an apparent double-suicide at- tempt. The couple named in the re- ported suicide were Dr. Glen G. Stewart, also known as Dr. Glen .R. Campbell, and Maria Trigi- a.ni, a 31-year-old Italian na- tional. Dr. Stp-.v.at, 'i.j, was described as a former B.C. resident and a native of Lelhbridgc, Alia. (A check of IiCthbridgo mc-.iica] men gave no indica- tion thai a Dr. Glen G. Mew- art or Or. Glen H. ('amp- f.vr.r in brid.To.) Authorities, thoy were found Tuesday in a gas-filled apartment in Sin Francisco after immigration inspectors knocked at the door to investi- gate a report that they were in the U.S. illegally. A spokesman said later, "They're going to lie all right." .Sail Francisco authorities said tlu'y to hold the pair for KCJ1P on a warrant for arrest in connection willi the death of Gordon Adrien Krall. 23. Krall, caretaker at the Shan- lyman's Christian Association ledge at Piichena Bay. near Bamficld. was found shot to fleal.li last Sunday ;i quarter of a mjlc frran HH> had hern misung sincn Ocf. ?o. RCMP at Port Alhorni. on Vancouver Island, would not re- loase any information about the investigation but said a state- ment would be made later today. A m c r i c a n authorities said they believe Dr. Stewart and his companion wore survivors of tin1 i :ho n font nin! or sank at the niouili v( tho ('olumbia Diver Nov. fi. ;