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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 20; high Wednesday 40. The Lethbridge Herald RIGHT ON TARGET FOR 1975 VOL. LXV No. 296 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS, THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES Whelan sees few problems in dealing with West Canada's 21st agriculture minisler, Eugene Whelan, a farmer from Amhersl, Ont. will take "a little while" to learn the concerns of the West, says former minister Bud 01- Eon. Commenting on the appoint- ment of Mr. Whelan, MP for Essex to Prime Minister Tru- deau's new cabinet Mr. Olson said "Mr. Whelan has been keenly interested in agricul- ture for a long time." The new minister has beeji in the House o[ Commons for 10 years and served on agricul- turei transportation and other committees that have given him exposure to the interests of those in agriculture in the West, he said. However, Mr. Whelan antici- pates few problems dealing with counterparts in the West. "I don't think it makes much difference where you come from as long as you understand farming lie said, minutes after being sworn into the portfolio. "I don't think I understand every problem, but I think I have a good working knowl- edge of agriculture." In a telephone interview from his ranch at Jcnner, north of Medicine Hat, Mr. Olson said he will likely be in Ottawa before the 1972 session of Parliament begins Jan. 4 to help Mr. Whelan settle into the agriculture minister's office. Mr. Olson, head of an Al- berta caucus of defeated feder- al Liberal candidates, was vague about his own future. He would not say whether he will run in the next federal election. He predicted it will be one or two years before the prime mirjster is forced to call an- other election, despite the gov- ernment's slim 109-10-107 mar- gin over the Conservatives. "At one time we thought that you had to have a majority to make government work, but in recent years we've seen that minority government can work ill Canada." he said. Mr. Whelan, Irish Roman Catholic is only the second ag- riculture minister to be chosen from Eastern Canada since the beginning of the century. The other was J. J. Greene, new a senator, who held the position between 1965-KI. Still, the successor lo former agriculture minister H. A. Ol- son brings a long history of work within farm organizations to the job. Since graduation from tech- nical and vocational school in Wakerville Ont., Mr. Whelan has been on the Ontario Federa- tion of Agriculture's board of governors, president of the Es- sex county Federation o[ Agri- culture, a director of the Unit- ed Co-operatives of Ontario, and of the Ontario Winter Wheat Producers' marketing board. National marketing, he said, "has been a dream of mine ever since I became a federal member." But he says contentious parts of that legislation which drew the ire of several groups, particularly beef growers who worried about national quotas and marketing controls for their industry must be reviewed. EUGENE WHELAN PM 'understands' lesson of election CHRISTMAS NEAR Christmas is less than four weeks away, and city employees Anere Thi- baull (up) and Roy O'Hara are inslalling decep- tions along the main throughfares in the down- down area, 13th St. N. and Mayor Magrolh Dr. The decoralions will be up until after the Ukran- ian Chrislmas Jan. 6. Picture shows Thibaulf and O'Hara working on 13th St. N, in front of Cenh-0 Village Mall. Ervin photo TRUDEAU TO VISIT BRITAIN OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau goes to London thir weekend for two days of talks with British Prime Minis- ter Edward Heath which will centre largely on Britain's en- try into the European Common Market. He will have lunch Monday with the Queen at Windsor Castle, and likely will return to Ollawa Tuesday. Aides to Mr. Trudeau said to- dpy that while other subjects will undoubtedly arise- the main topic will be the Common Mar- ket and Canada's concerns about the effects on trading pat- terns. Republic proposes tough new IRA law Peace talks, delay ominous By PETER BUCKLEY The Canadian Press WASHINGTON President Nixon is preparing lo intervene personally in the Vietnam peace negotiations after (he ceasefire talks in Paris encounlered what looks like an embarrassing, if not ominous, delay. In a clear reversal of plans, the president has agreed to meet tomorrow with Nguyen Pim Due, whoso foreign-policy relationship with South Vietnamese Pres- ident Thicu is akin to that of Henry Kissinger wilh Nixon. The Nixon-Due appointment has only served to in- crease already heavy speculation here that the main stumbling block lo progress in Paris has been South Vietnam's altitude and that the president will bring strong pressure on Saigon lo give way. A month has passed since Kissinger announced con- fidently that "one more round" of negotiations, includ- ing "three or four days" of lalks wilh the North Viet- namese, should sec the conclusion of a ceasefire agrce- mcnl. Instead, Kissinger met for six days with Hanoi ne- gotiator Lc Due Tho Inst week in Ihe suburbs of Paris and then returned lo (he United Stales without able lo announce success. The talks arc lo rcsinno ncxl Monday. The fact that Due Tho has remained in Paris, Instead of reluming lo Hanoi, has underlined the view Hint Ihc iinportanl decisions on Ihe future of Ihe cease- fire miisl be made between Washington and Saigon. President Thicu has shown a .surprising determina- tion to resist a ceasefire whose terms he bad almost no part in shaping. if Nixon mid Kissinger believe thai Hanoi will rolu.sc> lo make any further concessions lo end Ihe war, their only nllcrnalivc may be lo threaten Saigon with n unilateral withdrawal of American forces nnd per- haps reduction of other military assistance. Whether Tliicu would he able lo resist indefinitely thai kind of pressure is debatable. From REUTER-AP DUBLIN (CP) The fate of tlw ailing guerrilla leader Sean MacStiofain was in the hands of military doctors at an Irish army camp today. The 44year-old MacSliofain, now in the 10th day o[ a hunger and thirst strike, was ferried by helicopter Monday from Dub- lin's Mater Hospital to The Cur- ragh- the army camp and de- tention centre about 20 miles away. Irish Justice Minister Des- mond O'Malley said the sur- prise move was made to safeguard the staff and patients of Maler Hospital, where a gang of gunmen failed in a dar- ing bid Sunday to free the re- puted leader ol the Provisional Two killed in house explosion BELFAST (Ilcutcr) Two youths were killed in Ihe Ro- man Catholic liogside area of Londonderry today when an ex- plosion wrecked the house they were in. lirvtish army sources said the building could have been a Irish Republican Army "bomb although police were unable, lo say what had caused Ihc blast. The explosion in the Bogsidc, a former 1HA stronghold, came as Urilish troops and police ftuigul a of gun battles with raiders iilong Ihe border with Ihe Irish republic. One policeman wns killed when a rnckcl. hit Ihe police sla- tiiin in Ihc lown of Bollock, which borders the republic. Another rocket nnd gun at- Inck was launched .-igninst the police headquarters in Ihe lown of Slrnhano. There were no re- porlcl cnsu.il'ics. wing of the Irish Republican Army. On the question of possible force feeding of MacSliofain, O'Malley said medical treat- ment of a prisoner "is a matter for determination by members of the medical profession." His statement said: "The transfer of Mr. MacStiofain lo military custody does not imply any change in that position." MacStiofain was sentenced by a special Dublin court Saturday to six months' imprisonment for belonging to the outlawed IRA. He was reported by hospital of- ficials to be in "quite good" condition after nine days of lo- fast. But the Roman Catholic arch- bishop of Dublin reporled his condition was deteriorating rap- idly. Archbishop Dermot Ryan vis- ited MacStiofain in hospital Monday at Ihc lalter's requesl. MacSliofain vowed after his arrest lo go wilhoul food and waler until he was freed or died. Although the IRA is battling in Northern Ireland lo unite that British province wilh the Irish republic. Ihe guerrilla armv also is oullawcd in Ihc re- public. The Dublin government is slepping up action againsl il.s members and has jailed more lhan 100 Ihis year. POLICE ALERT All leave was cancelled In oxpccl-alion of demonstra- tions Wednesday when Ihc Hail (pnrlinmcnt) debates a govern- ment bill lo make conviction of llf A suspects easier. The bill provides Mini a senior police officer's .statement that an accused person is ;in 1HA member constitutes conclusive evidence ot guilt. Thus instead of Ihc government having lo prove membership in the IRA, Ihc accused would have lo prove he was not to escape con- viclion, 'flic bill provides lines of up OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau said Monday his cabinet changes reflect the lessons he learned in the Oct. 30 election that sliced his 19G8 ma- jority to a slim minority. "We intend to govern in a way that the Canadian people will see that we understand their message in the he told re- porters. "We agreed to form a cabi- net where the best man will bs in the right place at this time." He cited as an example Don- ald Jamicson's replacement of Jean Marchand as regional ex- pansion minister. During the campaign, some people "used the line" that Quebec, Mr. Marchand's home province, was favored by re- gional expansion grants. Mr. Janneson had been chos- en for the job because he was from the Atlantic provinces Newfoundland and because as a former broadcaster he was a good communicator "the best in the Trudeau said. The prime minister reiterat- ed earlier promises of "new solutions'1 in light oC the elec- tion, some in regulations and some in legislation to be intro- duced in the throne speech Jan. 4 in the Commons. Asked about Manpower Min- ister Bryce Mackasey, who an- nounced his resignation from the cabinet Friday, Mr. Tni- deau said: "1 tried to keep Mr. Mackasey in the cabinet." Mr. Mackasey had told him "at the outset of the election" and later that he wanted to re- sign. The prime minister had of- fered him a choice of portfolios, but "he decided to follow his original inclination." Mr, Trudeau denied that Jean-Pierre Coyer, whose penal programs as solicitor-general were often attacked in the Com- mons- was "relegated" to the supply and services depart- ment. The department was the coun- try's biggest purchasing agent, with a yearly budget of more Ihcn billion, and he wanted Mr Goyer in charge. Mr. Trudeau said Marc La- londe, his former assistant, was chosen for health and welfare "because of his very intimate knowledge of federal-provincial matters." Eugene Whelan of Amherst- burg. Out., was named agricul- ture minisler because "we want to indicate lhat eastern agricul- ture is extremely important in our scheme of things." The prime minister said all his ministers are qualified for any cabinet post. Rut "at this particular time specific programs need lo be explained to Ihe people in a spe- cific way." Jeanne Kauvc brings to (he science portfolio an expertise in research in various fields, Mr. Tnidean said. Ram n UK i! in ii i in n in ii 111 in Hi ti i to jail sentences up to five years or both. The measures are thought to have a good chance of passing through the Dail quickly. The bill may be voted on Wednesday. The Irish state radio and tele- vision services were to resume operations today after a two- day strike by journalists to pro- test the jailing of one of their colleagues for contempt ol" court. i inn i miiiiiiiinii Alberta deficit million ahead EDMONTON (CP) The interim financial statement of the Alberta government for the six months ended Sept. 30, 1972, shows a deficit of more than ?9 million higher than last year at the same time. Provincial Auditor IJuckvale issued the report, which ;Showed the provincial deficit at Sept. 1971, to be The cash deficit on income account for the most recent six n-.onlh period was compared with at the same time last year, a decrease of Capital payments in the cur- rent report totalled 885, compared with an increase of and receipts dropped to from The major difference in cap- ital payments was an increase of million for highways and bridges. The government received ,jjnly Slj831.770 in loans and ad- dances this year, compared with in the same period of 1971. More income than last year was 1'sted under refunds, sale of assets and miscellaneous. A major drop in receipts, showed in proceeds from sale of debentures, but the report showed more in the bank and more from sals of securities, special investment fund. NIXON WHITE HOUSE PURGE 'Here comes the new cabinet By RALPH HARRIS CAMP DAVID- Md. (Reuter) President Nixon starts nam- ing a new cabinet today without Defence Secretary Melvin Laird and Housing Secretary George Romney. The president disclosed Mon- day that Laird was leaving the government rather than lake another post after sen-ing four years in the Pentagon while Romney made his own an- nouncement of his resignation from the cabinet. Nixon indicated hi a talk with reporters that several changes are being made and that heads are going to roll in a massive shakeup of the government be- fore he takes the oath of office for a second term on Jan. 20. He singled out the White House staff itself as the chief victim of his purge, saying it had grown like Topsy and lhat most o! lire cuts ha planned would be made there. WONT GRAB POWF.R The president said he did not interpret his landslide ve-clec- lion viclory as a mandate for him lo grab all power into his own hands, and did not intend to do so. He is going to give more au- thority to cabinet members, who will take over many of the responsibilities now carried out by his own He said the cabinet will have greater personal access to him, obliquely confirming complaints that he had been isolated by the staff in the White House. Seen and heard About town pXUBEHANT Dr. J Ocorgc Bcvan explain- ing he usually does a song- and-dance routine to liven up meetings but didn't feel up to it at the school evaluation meeting last night Crib- hnge cliamp Xick Rlondoff coining up with several lame excuses to explain why his wife Shirley skunked him twice m a row. Bormann paid Peron million LONDON (AP) The Daily Express reporled today that Martin Rormann found refuge in Argenlina In 10-in by paying million to then-dictator Juan Peron. Rut n lor Peron said earlier that Ar- gentina's former ruler knew nothing about Hitler's wartime deputy. The Kxprcss published Ihc second of a fivc-parl series of articles by spy export Ladislas Funigo, in the first article claimed Rormnnn is still alive si Ihe age of 72 nnd has been living since early October on a ranch in northern Argentina owned by Ihc Krupp family of West Germany. Uormann was seen in Berlin In Ihe final dajs of war. and allorward there were uncon- firmed reports Mini he died in (he fighting, died a prisoner in HiKsia and escaped lo Soulh America. Periodically he Is reported soon In one South American country or another' hut so tar Ihcre has no proof lhat he is still nlive. Farago in today's article in The Express reporled: Rormann, realizing the war eventually would bo lost, so- crolly arr.nngeii for German ships nnd a submarine to do- a huge treasure to Argen- tina in Ihe final stages of tho war in Europe. The Ire.nsurc-cuiToncy, jew- els, platinum, art works and gold that was mostly taken from the leelli of Nazi concen- Iralion camp dc- posiled In four Argentine banks under Ihe name of Eva Duarle Ib.irguron, Pcron'.s mistress who became his wife in Mrs. Peron made a trip lo Europe in met Uormann in Rome and helped arrange his llighl In Argentina. lie arrived in Argentina by ship May 17, lillll, wilh a passport issued lo Flicker Goldstein by Ihc Vati- can office for stateless persons. Ry the end of 13IS, Peron sur- rendered one-fourth of Ihc treasure lo Hormanu, retaining nearly million (or himself and his wifa. ;