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 CENTi THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES Whelan sees few problems in dealing with West Canada's 21st agriculture minister, Eugene Whelan, a farmer from Amherst, 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 been in the House of Commons for 10 years and served on agricul- ture' 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 he 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 Jenner, 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 minister is forced to call an- other election, despite the gov- ernment's slim 10940-107 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 in 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 1965-68. Still, the successor to 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 of 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 insfalling decora- tions along the main throughfares in the down- down area, 13th St. N. and Mayor Magrath Dr. The decoralions will be up until after the Ukran- ian Chrislmas Jan. 6. Picture shows Thibault and O'Hara working on 13th St. N. in front of Centre Village Mall. Ervin photo TRUDEAU TO VISIT BRITAIN OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau goes to London this 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 Ottawa 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 to intervene personally in the Vietnam peace negotiations after the ceasefire talks in Paris encountered what looks like an embarrassing, if not ominous, delay. In a clear reversal of plans, the president has agreed to meet tomorrow with Nguyen Phu Due, whose foreign-policy relationship with South Vietnamese Pres- ident Thieu is akin to that of Henry Kissinger with Nixon. The Nixon-Due appointment has only served to in- crease already heavy speculation here that the main stumbling block to progress in Paris has been South Vietnam's attitude and that the president will bring strong pressure on Saigon to give way. A month has passed since Kissinger announced con- fidently that "one more round" of negotiations, includ- ing "three or four days" of talks with the North Viet- namese, should sec the conclusion of a ceasefire agrce- mcnl. Instead, Kissinger met for six days witli Hanoi ne- gotiator Le Due Tho last week in the suburbs of Paris ami then returned to the United Slates without being able to announce success. The talks arc to resume next Monday. The fact that Lc Due Tho has remained in Paris, instead of returning to Hanoi, has underlined the view that the important decisions on the future of the cease- fire miisl be made between Washington and Saigon. President Thicu hns .shown a sin-prising determina- tion to resist .1 ceasefire whose terms lie had almost no part in shaping. Mill if Nixon mid Kissinger Ix'liovc that Hanoi will refuse In mnke any further concessions to cud the war, their only nllcmnlivc may be lo threaten Saigon with n unilateral withdrawal of American forces and per- haps reduction of other military assistance. Whether Thicu would he able lo resist indefinitely Hint kind of pressure is debatable. From RELTEH-AP DUBLIN (CP) The fate of tiie ailing guerrilla leader Sean MacStiofain was in the hands of military doctors at an Irish army camp today. The 44-year-old MacStiofain, now in the 10th day of a hunger and thirst strike, was ferried by helicopter Monday from Dub- lin's Mater Hospital to The Ciir- raglv 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 Mater Hospital, where a gang of gunmen failed in a dar- ing bid Sunday to free the re- puted leader of the Provisional Two killed in house explosion BELFAST (Reutcr) Two youths were killed in the Ro- man Catholic Bogside area of Londonderry today when an ex- plosion wrecked (lie house they were in. British army sources siu'd the building could have been a Irish Republican Army "bomb although police were unable lo say what had caused the blast. The explosion in the Bogside, a former 1HA stronghold, came as British troops and police fought a serie.s of gun battles with raiders along the border with the Irish republic. One policeman was killed when n rnrkct hit the police sta- tion in the town of Rcllcck, which borders the republic. Another rocket mid gun at- tack was launched against the police headquarters in I he town of Slrahane. There were no re- porlcl oasu.iWes. 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 to 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 reported by hospital of- ficials to be in "quite good" condition after nine days of to- tal fast. But the Roman Catholic arch, bishop of Dublin reported his condition was deteriorating rap- idly. Archbishop Dermot Ryan vis- ited MacStiofain in hospital Monday at the latter's request. MacStiofain vowed after his arrest to go without food and water until he was freed or died. Although the IRA is battling in Northern Ireland to unite that British province with the Irish republic, the guerrilla armv also is outlawed in the re- public. The Dublin government is stepping up action against its members mid hns jailed more than 100 this year. POUCH ALERT Ail leave was cancelled In expectation of demonstra- tions Wednesday when (lie Dail (parliament) debates a govern- ment hill lo make conviction of IRA suspects easier. The bill provides thai a senior police officer's statement dial, an accused person is an IRA member constitutes conclusive evidence of guilt. Tims instead of the government having lo prove membership in Ihc IRA, the accused would have to prove he was not lo escape con- viction, Tlie bill provides fines 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 1968 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 Jamieson'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. Jamieson 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" in light of 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 Brycc Mackasey, who an- nounced his resignation from the cabinet Friday, Mr. Tru- 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 Cover, 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 then 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. Ont., was named agricul- ture minister because "we want to indicate that eastern agricul- ture is extremely important in our scheme of things." The prime minister said all his ministers are qualified for any cabinet post. But "at this particular time specific programs need to be explained to the people in a spe- cific way." Jeanne Sauve brings to the science portfolio an expertise in research in various fields, Mr. Trudeau said. Alberta deficit 'IT I million ahead of last EDMONTON (CP) The interim financial statement of the Alberta government for the six months ended Sept. 30, 1972, shows a deficit of more than million higher than last year at the same time. Provincial Auditor CA. K.. JJuckvale issued the report, which -Showed the .provincial deficit at Sept. 1971, to be The cash deficit on income account for the most recent six month period was 367.229, compared with at the same time last year, a decrease of Capital payments in Ihe cur- rent report totalled 895, 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 in loans and ad- this year, compared with in the same period of 1971. More income than last year was Tsted 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 sate of securities, special investment fund. 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 of court. NIXON PLANNING 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 leaving the government rather than take another post after serving four years in the Pentagon while Romney made his own an- nouncement of his resignation from the cabinet. Nixon indicated in a talk with reporters that several changes are being made and that heads are going to roll in a massive shakeup of the government he- fore he takes tlie 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 that most of the personnel cuts ho planned would be made there. WON'T GRAB POWER The president said he did not interpret his landslide re-elec- tion victory as a mandate for him to 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 staff. 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 gXUBEHANT Dr. George 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- bage champ Nick Blnudoff coming up with several lame excuses to explain why his wife .Shirley skunked him twice in a row. Bormann paid Per on million LONDON (API The Daily Express reported today that Martin Rormann found refuge in Argentina in 19-18 by paying million to then-dictator Juan Peron. But a spokesman for Peron said earlier that Ar- gentina's former ruler knew nothing about Hitler's wartime deputy. The Express published the second of a five-part series of articles by spy expert Ladislas Kill-ago, who in Ihc first article claimed Bormann is still alive at the age of 72 and lias been living since early October on a ranch in northern Argentina owned by the Krupp family of West Germany. Borniann was seen in Berlin in the final days of war, and afterward there were uncon- firmed reports that he died in the fighting, died a prisoner in RIISSKI and escaped to South America. Periodically he Is reported seen In one South American country or another, but so far I here has no proof that lie is still alive. Farago in today's article in The Express reported: Bormann, realizing the war eventually would be losl, se- cretly iirranged for German ships mid a submarine to de- liver a tinge treasure lo Argen- tina in the final stages of tlio war in Europe. Tho treasure-currency, jew- els, platinum, art works and gold lh.il was mostly taken from the teeth of Nazi concen- tration camp de- posited In four Argentine banks under the name of Eva Duarte Ibarguren, Peron's mistress who became his wife in Mrs. Peron made a trip to Europe in 1M7, met Bormann in Rome and helped arrange his flight lo Argentina. He arrived in Argentina by ship May 17, with a passport issued to Kliezcr Goldstein by Ihc Vati- can office for slalclcss persons. By the end of 1318, Peron sur- rendered one-fourlh of the treasure to Bormann, relaining nearly million for himself and his wife.