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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast High Friday 40. VOL. No. 293 lethbridge Herald TKTHLJUIDUE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1971 Trudeau irked 1 by si questions By PAUL JACKSON Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTW' Prime Minister Trudeau is becoming increasingly 'frustrated by the time consuming process ,i the daily House of Commons question period. And the reason for the annoyance isn't as some of his political opponents love to insist that me prime minister can't bear to have his actions ques- tioned in what sometimes amounts to a cross examina- tl0njlr Trudeau's aides will tell you that he simply feels his time is far too valuable to be spent in silly give-and-take arguments that often result in little more than quickly forgotten newspaper headlines or a min- ute or two on the late night television news. _ And as the country's chief executive officer, he is probably right to some extent at least. Many of his cabinet ministers feel the same way too But they have mixed emotions about it. They realize that as lime consuming as it is, it is situ a mainspring of the Canadian parliamentary process. Normally the question period lasts for 40 minutes Monday through Friday. It usually starts at with the prime minister in Ms seat a few minutes before. So it's a good hour of the PM's daily schedule shot. However, there's more to it. For a start, Mr. Tru- dmu's staff has to take up more of his valuable tuna briefing hire on what questions lie can expect that day. Then, on a more or less regular basis, it is "i delayed for anything from five minutes to nan a.. hour when someone rises on a notice of motion or other procedural event takes place. Time ticks away All this time Mr. Trudeau's precious minutes ars ticking away. Then, when question period finally gets under way he'll often find himself heckled on some minor point by an opposition backbencher. True, other ministers have to face the same thing. But their temperament isn't quite the same as Mr. Trudeau's. And neither is their position. That's why occasionally we see the prime minis- ter make some comment like fuddle duddle hardly said in the humorous vein it is now taken the drinking barb aimed at Progressive Conservative MP Robert Muir on Tuesday. Lately, question period has been getting even more out of hand (ban usual and Mr. Trudeau is finding it an even more frustrating and time-consuming event. It's known too that Mr. Trudeau sometimes finds it not the news media pay so much attention to the 40-minutes of give-and- take between opposition and government. As one associate of Mr. Trudeau put it during question period the press gallery is packed to over- crowding. Any member can shoot off a question he has not thought for Iwn minutes about and sometimes get rational coverage. Later though, when an MP from any side of (he house gets up to make a speech on which he has worked for hours perhaps, the only per- son in the press gallery is a solitary Canadian Press reporter. PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO i'AGHS Canadians warned of danger ties STAMPEDER WELCOME-Miss Calgary Stampeder, Linda King, gets an airport welcome from linebacker Wayne Harris after ihe western football champions ar- rived in Vancouver Wednesday for Sunday's Grey Cup game. ____ may mean war Medical myths LONDON (API An inexpensive package tour of UK alimentary tract, came out yesterday to ease an- xieties about digestive systems. The liltle red bonk, published by the British Medi- cal Association, roves around the tract, taking in wind, indigestion, diarrlicn, constipation, heartburn, hang- over, ulcers, nausea, gastritis, irritable colon, piles find stomach pains. Written by Dr. Clifford Hawkins, the booklet, cir- rulated through pharmacists, aims to demolish some "myths of bygone days'' alwiit Ihe workings, or mis- workings, of the inner ;md his male. Among the myths is I hat burping is good for you. This, says the book, is just a lot of wind. "Burping, though many devotees consider it one nf Ihe most satisfying of human experiences, should tv> stopped." it far it may caure more trouble than lly, oncin.'il ;iilrnenl.. water nr .in alkali indigestion tablrt. can lie in-.ti.Tid of belching In relievo t.he tyirk tit1'.. There is no thing as indigestible food, says the book. "The dicesiive juices do not discriminate between a tough steak and lightly done it reports. "When someone finds (hat of different foods "upset the ho or she is more likely to be suffering from no.j-vour, than nny disease of Ihe stom- ach itself For the iikor-i.incken executive. Uin book has fief- Ulitr an'viro: "Don't worn1 ifhout your Is likely to heal and will never become malignant." And it probably wasn't caused by high pressure in (.he office, Ihe hook says. Farm1 laborers get ulcers too. "Worry and stress and strain is unlikely to cause tin ulcer, but it may make an ulcer worse once it has Ihe little hook .says. It rccofiui.'es thai il.s prescription of "never worry'' is easier to me than to follow. "This, to be effrrlivo. ought to bo accompanied by a gill of a siul able income, a carefree occupation and the provision nf a different spouse, if the admit.'.. "Kal what the hell you Is wise counsel and tsnould bo proffered more often, it adds. Tl'.o h.'ok dismisses as nonsense any belief in purifying properlies of Ihe purge." Prolonged purging may even h? damaging, it cautions. "It is quite wrong lo think that constipation means nr.t haying a Unul movement every day. Some healthy people just open their Ixiwels three limes wcek- Iv or even less.'1 CAIRO Cairo is dim- ming its lights, expanding civil defence forces and carrying out- war emergency drills as its leaders speak of fighting with Israel as tiie only remaining sol- ution in the Middle East. The Egyptian capital began dimouts Wednesday night. The five tiers of spotlights on the 500-foot Cairo Tower were doused as were the neon signs along a main shopping street. Headlights on automobiles were painted blue. Newspapers said plans were announced for extensive blood banks and Interior Minister Namduh Salem watched fire and rescue drills in Cairo. Spe- cial instructions were given in the handling of napalm. The semi-official Egyptian newspaper M Ahram accused Israel of a "wicked and decep- tive" campaign to win sympa- thy and fresh weapons from Washington. "Israel is seeking a way out of her present isolation by pic- ture herself as standing alone in defence of her existence while Arab countries are closing their ranks to resume fighting it said. Egypt's minister of war, Gen. Mohamed Sadek, told graduat- ing pilots Wednesday: "We shall wage the battle not be- cause we are warmongers but due to failure of peace efforts in the fact of Israel's arrogance and America's connivance." In another development, King Hussein of Jordan hinted in a magazine interview he would be willing to meet wit'; top Israeli government leaders if Israel agreed to withdraw from Arab territories, including Old Jeru- salem. SEEN AS TREASON No Arab leader has risked public acceptance of direct talks with Israeli leaders because this has long been portrayed to Arab masses as high treason. Israel insists on direct nego- tiations as a prerequsite for a peaceful settlement of the 23- year-long Middle East conflict. In Jerusalem. Foreign Minis- ter Eban said a peace mission of the Organization of African Unity offered ideas aimed at re- suming indirect peace talks be- tween Israel and Egypt me- diated by UN envoy Gunnar V. Jarring. C The Cup of Milk Fund has When those first donations arrive, il makes it. all worth- while. Thank you Ix-thbridgc citrons, thank you Kirkcaldy Women's Institute, Vulcan, thank you oldtimors. We're on the wav toward thnl. goal Can we do il? You br-t your bright blue buttons ran' pn7inv ronnl.s ln this war on depravity. Thai's what war is di-pra- vity: moral perversion, vicious- ness, innate corruption of man. pooch inrilcd Iiini inlo ROKLYN HEIGHTS. N Y. I fleiiter l Charges have boon dropped a man wlm claimed he entered a house at the invitation of Ihe family dog. Samuel Eastman told Nas- sau County police that when ho and his family relumed from a night out June 4. he found a stranger inside having .1 drink and talking lo East- man's collie. Kaslmnn demanded lo know what the man was doing in his house, the stran- ger slumped in an easy- chair with his drink and told him, "Why I'm having a drink with Ihe dog and n very pleas- ant conversation." Asked by Eastman how he got inside, the man replied. "Tli.' united me in and asked me ti> join in n drink. So I poured a .scotch for him and one. (or Let's provide a little milk of human kindness. Keep the donations cominc. The Cup of Milk Fund needs every penny. And we promise to do our parl. count 'em. roll 'em and stack them away in the bank for the Unitarian Ser- vice Committee, 5fi Sparks Street. Ottawa. The USC was founder) by IT Lotto Tlit-schmanova in int.', It WSF set up to help Furnnr's children, victims of ,r-n of war. The Second World War doesn't mean too much lo some of our younger citizens. We'll tell you about those chil- dren they roamed Ihe bomb- ed out cities of Europe looking for something lo eat. Today the scene is India and Hie war M'ctims are itisf as piti- ful. Take pity on them. Take 3 minute away from your pleas- ant routine. Put a quarter or a dollar in an envelope and mail il lo The Cup of Milk Fund, Lothhridge Herald. We'll do the rest. point NEW DELHI (CP) Paki- stan charged today that Indian forces, supported by tanks and artillery, were continuing their attacks in five border areas of East Pakistan. Radio Pakistan quoted Paki- stani President Agha Mo- hammed Yahya Khan as saying in a speech at the dedication of a heavy machinery plant that relations with India had reached a point of no return. Pakistan will defend "its honor and territorial integrity with all the forces at its com- mand'' in the event of an open conflict with India, the broad- cast quoted him as saying. A dispatch from Dacca. East Pakistan, said officials there re- ported that the Indians had opened a new front Wednesday with air support in the north Bengal area and gained some ground. But Radio Pakistan said Paki- stani troops beat back two at- tacks, killing 480 Indian soldiers and damaging two tanks. Indian officials here denied that any New Delhi forces were fighting across the border but admitted that the army has per- mission to cross into East Paki- stan for self-defence. Pakistani Foreign Secretary Sultan M. Khan said Pakistan was "actively considering" ap- pealing to 'the UN Security Council to intervene ill the cri- sis. An Indian government spokes- man denied reports the Soviet Union was planning to resolve the crisis willi a conference similar to the one that led to the Tashkent agreement of 1966. In Washington. U.S. State Sec- retary William Rogers called in representatives of both nations and urged a mutual troop with- drawal from the border areas. Forty UN technicians were flown out of Dacca Wednesday and many other foreign nation- als began leaving the embattled province, some by orders of their governments. Dacca was placed under curfew for the sec- ond time in a week. WARN' CANADIANS Canadians living in border areas were warned of the dan- ger of full-scale fighting break- ing out. In all, there are 48 registered Canadians in East Pakistan, 40 in West Pakistan and about 107 in India close enough to the bor- ders o( the two states to be in potential danger. In Ottawa, Pakistani High C o m m i s s i o n M. S. Srnaikh charged that India has launched an "all-out offensive'1 against East Pakistan with the aim of establishing a separate state of Bangla Dcsh. Irrigation transfer egn Seen and heard About town ORRIFD about telling her age. Agnrs llcnuo, 77, laughed and said, "I'm like Jack Benny, slay Si) forever." Jim MacN'ril and Scolt McKinmm, loyal C a p c Hrctoncrs ciijoyiui; every minute of lo Xova ftcolin being sung at ibn Family Y supper, BOWING TO THE DECISION Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, right, and Foreign Minister Takeo Fukada bow in lower house after house voted 285-73 to ratify U.S.-Japan agreement of the reversion of Okinawa to Japan rule in 1972. The session, however, wa's boycotted by represenlatives of Socialist and Communist parties. is a new twist Hi acker bails out RENO, Nov. (AP) A hi- jacker apparently parachuted to freedom from a commandeered passenger jet after extorting from Northwest .Air- lines with a bomb threat, au- thorities say. Two of four parachutes ob- tained by the middle-aged hi- jacker from airline officials in Seattle were missing when the, plane landed here with four crew members aboard, the FBI reported today. "There's no way he could have got off in Reno." said Har- old G. Campbell, special agent in charge of FBI operations in Nevada. "We had the airport covered.'' Officials at McChord Air Force Base near T a c o m a refused to say whether the pi- lots of three planes that trailed the hijacked Boeing 727 airliner saw any parachutes during the flight. Authorities said tiie hijacker probably parachuted from the plane sometime after it left Ke- attle Wednesday night, but ap- parently there were no wit- nesses to his escape. Thirty-six passengers and two stewardesses had been let off the plane in Seattle. But airline officials said the hijacker locked the remaining four crew mem- bers in the cockpit after the plane took off again. "He's in the back of the air- plane and everyone else is in a Federal Aviation Ad- ministration supervisor said during the Seattle-to-Keno flight. The plane made the run at feet with its rear stair- well open so the hijacker could bail out if he chose. At that alti- tude no oxygen was required. "It would be a very safe drop." raid John Wheeler, a Boeing Co. spokesman. "He'd be away from flaps and engines and go straight down." The FBI's Campbell said to his knowledge no hijacker had ever escaped by parachuting from a plane. Blacks get protection OTTAWA (CPI Negotia- tions are under wr.y for transfer of three federal irrigation pro- jects on the Prairies to provin- cial jurisdiction, the Commons public accounts committee was told todny. The the Row River and St. Mary projects in Alberta and an irrigation system in southwest are. currently run under the Prairie Farm Rehr.hiliiaUcn Ad. J. G. Watson, director of the PF11A. said the negotiations now in progress "could involve a change in management." lie bad hoped they would he con- cluded More the current fiscal year, which begun April 1. "but wo lost two government-, v.ith which we bad been negotiat- ing" lie referring to the defeat of the former Social Credit gov- ernment ii[ Alberta ai'd I ho for- mer Libcr.il Government of Sas- katchewan in provincial elec- tions earlier this year. In Ihe negotiations with the provinces, ways are being ex- plored whereby the people of Ihe irrigation li i s I i i t -s con- cerned would take over admin- istration, he .said. Users would set their own water rates. LONDON i API Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas- Home told Parliament today be had worked out a settlement to end the six-year Rhodesia rebel- lion "fully williin the five princi- ples" protecting the interests of tiie black majority in the for- mer British colony. Terms of the proposed settle- ment, signed in S a 1 i s 1) u r y Wednesday by Douglas-Home and Rhodcsian Premier Ian Smith, "will be put before the people of Rhodesia as a whole in a test of the British foreign secretary told the House of Commons. The former colony, run by 3 minority of whites, uni- laterally declared independence from Britain in Wte after refus- ing to move toward majority rule by the five million blacks. Britain wilh United Nations support Ihen mounted an eco- nomic blockade in an effort to force the white-minority regime into a settlement thai would both recognize independence and lead lo black-majorily rule. The first of Ihe five princi- ples, which Douglas-Home said was embodied in the proposed settlement, demands unimpeded progress toward majority rule, something the Smith regime al- ways refused in the past. Douglas-Home said the agree- ment worked out with Smith provides for amendments to the Rhodesian constitution that will remove clauses restricting black voting rights. "Tliis will be. replaced by ar- rangements providing for un- impeded progress toward ma- jority rule." lie said. But a British government white paper on the proposed set- tlement, released hero at the same time as Douglas-Home spoke, made no mention of a possible date for majority rule in Rhodesia. This couM well 3 stickuig point among left-wing members nf the opposition. Labor party and African and Asian nations in Ihe United Nations. They are suspicious that the British have arranged a sellout lo the white minority in Rhodesia. Tiie Salisbury agreement has lo be approved both here and in Rhodesia before it can be imple- mented and the sanctions lifted. Britain is expected to face tough demands in the UN for ironclad .guarantees that black interests will be assured before sanctior.s can be lifted. The British government sent a foreign office minister to Can- ada and the United Stales to seek international backing for iU Rhodesian settlement in tha looming UN'struggle on the con- troversial issue. Minister of Stnfo- Joseph Gcd- Ixr header! for Washington for talks Friday with (he slate de- partment on first stage of a journey that will also take him io Ottawa Saturday and to UN headquarters in New York. er RAHWAY, N.J. (AP) A ranking New Jersey state police. officer said today troopers and corrections officers would storm Railway slate prison, where convicts who rioted were hold- Ihe warden and five guards r.s hostages. An Associated Press reporter asked state police Lieut. Cordon Hector, who is principal spokes- man for Col. David li. Kelly, su- perintendent of Ihe stale police, "Are you going lo storm the we Hector rc- SniM The LIST OF IMCMAM1S prisoners wore holding 'Quit you foot. Warden lliijih Vnkcevich and the guards alter submitting n list nf demands (hey wanted re- layed to the governor, There was no immediate com- ment from the governor. A sixth guard who was re- leased as a go-hetween pleaded: "Don't let it be another Attica." Eleven guards were reported injured, throe with slab wounds. It wa.s not known bow many of Ihe prison's I .MO convicts were rioting or how many hos- tages wore being held. Eddie MiilHii.s, a corrections officer, said ho had boon held hy the cr.nvuts but was re- leased to ?crve rs a go-between to relay their deman.is. He said the was siii! bohig held sh.'.fily before lousy. imnaies fed i: is going to be another Attica." Mullins said, lie wa< referring lo Ihe .SL-JH. m not Attica .state prison i" upstate New York which claimed lives. ;