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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Foroenst high Tuesday near zoro Cup of Milk donations rolling in The Lethbridge Herald's 1970 Cup of Milk Fund Is now weE under way and donations are beginning to roll in. The objective this year Is and will go to die Unitarian Service Committee work in supplying milk and other necessities to undernourished and dis- advantaged children in Korea and India, When Dr. Lotta Hiteehmanova, director of the USC, was in Lethbridge recently on her annual cross- country fund-raising campaign she told The Herald ol some of the more recent programs established In (he last year. "We have been working with1 post-polio children the rehabilitation she said1, "polio and er contagious disease still plague this country terribly. While there are vaccine programs, the difficulty is in following them up for the people are so transient. Often a child will have one shot of oral vaccine, but dis- appears after that. Polio has left many disabled in that country." This year the milk supplied by The Herald's Cup of Milk Fund will .be distributed in India and Korea where the need continues to be great. Contributions may be sent in care The Herald, An official receipt vtili be sent each donor froja tha USC in Ottawa. Dte Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 24 PAGES Stalin had respect for -H- NEW 1'OIiK (AP) The second instalment of Nikita Khrushchev's reminiscences says that if Gen. Dwight D Eisbenhower hadn't let the Russians take Berlin in 1945, the Soviet position in post-war Europe "might have turned out quite a bit worse." The instalment published in the Dec. 4 issue of Life magazine says Stalin had a great respect for Eisenhower's "decency, generosity and- chivalry and enjoyed a rapport him that the Soviet dictator had 'with -no other Allied leader except President Franklin 0. Roosevelt. "Stalin said that h" it hadn't been for Eisenhower, we wouldn't have succeeded in capturing the article says. "The Americans could have been there first Eisenhower held his troops back and halted their offensive, thus allowing our troops to take Berlin. "If he hadn't done this, the question of Germany might have been decided differently, and our own posi- tion might have turned out quite a bit worse." As the German army was being crunched be- tween the Americans and British on the west and the Soviets on the east, the article continues, "they moved west to surrender to the Americans. Stalin ad- dressed himself to Eisenhower, saying that Soviet troops had shed their blood to crush the Germans and now the Germans were surrendering to the Am- ericans. "Eisenhower ordered the commander of the Ger- man army to surrender to the Russians." Khrushchev said it was "difficult to judge what the intentions of the Allies were toward the end of tta war. I wouldn't exclude the possibility that their de- sire to postpone an assault on Hitler's western front was dictated by their desire to put a still greater burden on the shoulders of the Soviet Union and to bleed us even more. "The Western Allies were certainly not interested in strengthening us. England and America, from their class positions, knew they had to help us to an ex- tent, but they still wanted the Soviet Union to be con- siderably weaker after the war so that they could dictate their will to us. "Nevertheless, we must still give credit to the Allies for their contribution to the common cause Unfortunately our historial works about World War II have perpetrated an illusion. They have been written out of a false sense of pride and out of a fear to tell the truth about oar allies' be- cause Stalin himself held an incorrect, unrealistic posi- tion. He knew the truth, but he admitted it only In liimself in the toilet." New family income proposed in welfare pa 3EKLIN (AP) The West I Berlin 'issues s BERLIN CAP) The West German Christian Democratic party met in West Berlin today, their session disputed by the Communists and endorsed by the Western allies. Former chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger, also his par- ty's chairman in opposition, told a news conference that the pre- sidium and parliament faction of his party had a right to meet here. In an unprecedented trip near midnight into East Berlin, the U.S., British and French minis- ters in West Berlin, told the Russians it was Communist har- assment of highway traffic into Berlin that raised tensions and not the Christian Democratic meeting. Further, t h e Western minis- ters said, the East German ac- tions concerning Berlin access jeopardized the Big Four meet- ings on Berlin. They resume next week. SOVIET? PROTEST The diplomatic exchange began when Pyotr Abrassimove, the Soviet ambasador to East Germany and Soviet representa- tive in the Berlin talks, sent his Western counterparts a note protesting the Christian Demo- cratic meetings. East-West tensions in the present situation sharpened Sat- urday when the East Germans began harassing overland traf- fic to West Berlin. This continued today, al- though by afternon most bor- der crossing points reported "normal" conditions. Truck drivers reported having to wait as long as 10 hours for clearance. Earlier ADN, the official East German news agency, 'and Pravda, the Soviet Communist party newspaper in Moscow, re- ported that party and govern- ment leaders of the Soviet bloc will meet in East Berlin, proba- bly later this week, It was believed that the lead- ers ol the Soviet Union, East Germany, Poland. Czechoslova- kia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria would attempt to reach agreement OB a unified approach to West Germany's new Eastern policy: its nes? pacts with the Soviet Union and Poland, its pending negotiations with Czechoslovakia and its de- mand for easing of Communist restrictions on West Berlin. Nortli forces to recognize holiday trace SAIGON (Reuter) The Viet Cong's liberation radio an- nounced today its forces will recognize three-day traces both at Christmas and New Year's and a four-day truce during Tet, the lunar new year, in late Jan- uary. 'He'll make a great political leader. He's young, good looking, and takes OTTAWA (CP) Families, the aged, widows with young children and the disabled at the low end of the income scale will benefit from a welfare structure shuffling proposed Monday. The changes would involve spending about billion more by 1973-74 than is spent now but this would be raised by taxing allowances now tax-free and by raising individual contributions to contributory programs. The proposals came in the government white paper on in- come security tabled in the Commons. It also would make family al- lowances taxable and pay them on a sliding scale from a top of a month for each child of a family with income of or less down to a month for each child of a family with to For families above there would be no payment, marking a major shift of the current family allowance sys- tem which pays up to S8 a month for each child depending on age. EFFECTIVE SEPT. 1911 This new family income secu- rity plan would take effect in September, 1971. The white paper tabled by Health Minister John Munro also gave full details of higher payment's to the aged which the government an- nounced late last week. The basic old age pension payable to everyone at age 65 rises to a month, effective next Jan. 1, from the present fattened this year to by a cost-of-living bonus. In future, it will not reflect rising living costs except for those who also receive the guar- anteed income supplement. At present 1.6 million persons receive the old age pension and get both, pension and supplement. Under the propos- als, about, 1.3 million will get both. SUPPLEMENT EISES Effective in April, 1971, ths supplement rises to a maximum of a month from the present A maximum two per cent escalation for cost-of-living increases takes effect April 1, 1972, for those who get both the basic old age pension and the supplement. To qualify for the maximum supplement, a single old age pensioner may have other in- come of BO more thsa a year. The amount of supplement declines in stages to for those with other income between and For married pensioners, the supplementary maximum is where their combined other income is no more than It drops to 50 cents on a sliding scale where income is between and The changes affecting the aged mean that a married cou- ple with no other income will receive a maxium of a month and a single person a month after April, 1971, If the system continued un- changed, the married couple next year would have received and the single person The white paper says the fed- eral government also will give the required three years' notice this year of proposed changes in the Canada Pension Plan to raise the ceiling on which con- tributions are levied and, ulti- mately, Hie benefits. BENEFITS TO SIG2 The aim is to have benefits at a month in 1977 by grad- ually raising the salary ceihng on wlu'ch contributions are lev- ied to a year. The current contributions are 1.8 per cent of salary between and for employees, matched by the employers. The self-employed contribute 3.6 per cent. At current contributions rates, the pension in 1977 would be nearly a month. Disabled pensioners would get a boost to a top of a month starting in January, 1973, from 5114 under present require- ments. By 1977, it would be a month. Wives of disabled pensioners would qualify for the first time a maximum a month. The widows pension would rise to a maximum a aonth by 1973 from and to by 1977 if contributions had been made for three years at the top amount. Two killed at Pinclier station Two women were killed in a three-vehicle accident on High- way 3 a few miles east of Pincher Creek Saturday. Lorelle. Divelle Isbelle, 17. High River, a passenger, was killed in a head-on collision be- tween two cars. Nancy Amatto, 57, of Blair- more, a passenger in the sec- ond car, died later in hospital in Pineher Creek, 55 miles west of Lethbridge. Following the car crash, a truck piled into the wreckage but the' driver was unhurt. Coroner Dr. Murray Hodgson of Pincher Creek has ordered an inquest but no date has been set. Grey Cup football game. Canada ripe for soak-ricK plan MONTREAL Minister Trudeau said Sunday the federal government feels the country is mature enough to ac- cept social reforms that aim at taking more money from the rich and giving it to the poor. Mr. Trudeau told a panel of journalists on the French-lan- guage television station CFTM that if his government mis- judges the population in this field "we could be put out of off-, ice." NDPer would buy- oil industry OTTAWA (CP) Ed Broad- bent, candidate for New Demo- cratic Party leadership, said today he would, K prime minis- ter, buy control of the petro- leum industry in this country with billion in U.S. funds now being held by the Bank of Can- ada. Mr. Broadbent, MP for Osh- awa-Whitby, spoke at a news conference to launch his book The Liberal Rip-off. Among those fighting to suc- ceed T. C. Douglas as MDP leader at a convention next spring, he was the first to an- nounce his candidacy and is the first to outline his platform to a book. Rip-off, he said, means "lo deal with others on the basis inequality." He added that is "characteristic behavior of the Liberals." Mr. Broadbent says that Lib- eral and Conservative govern- ments of the last 30 years have been adaptive but have offered no significant change in the status quo. New Democrats had lo post a clear alternative by offering a democratic socialist form of government. He believed Cana- dians, especially those under 35, are ready to consider seriously such a move. There was a "clear case for public ownership" of, the U.S.- dominated petroleum industry in Canada. Mr. Broadbent thought it would be possible to buy control by using billion held by Ihe central bank to maintain the pegged rate of the Canadian dollar. The dollar was unpegged ear- lier this year and Mr. Broad- bent felt it should stay that way. Israel ready to talk peace.. but Mssatisfscfion could come from the rich and come brackets claiming too much was being taken from them while lira poor could com- plain that they were not getting enough. "We will apply a principle of aiding those in the lower income scales. .We must help those who need it most. "It will mean taking from the rich to give to the poor. Ho'.lr- ever, it still will not entirely solve our problems since we. could tax the rich 100 per cent and still not have enough." HOUSE WASTING TIME Mr. Trudeau also showed an- noyance at opposition speeches concerning bill aimed at re- placing the War Measures Act. He said present discussion on the Public Order (Temporary Measures) Act, 1970, is wasting valuable Commons time "which can be used for other important tasks such as social welfare." The prime minister said that a proposed amendment calling for appointment of a special su- pervisory committee to carry out the principles of the bill is causing a "stupid delay." It is foolish to even propose this "because Quebec just doesn't want it they want to run their own he said. "Quebec wants to handle its own situation and I consi- der that reasonable. "We can't lose time arguing." During the one-hour discus- sion, Mr. Trudeaa also said the big drop of investment into Quebec in the tost five years was due mainly to the climate of unrest created by terrorist activity. In a short digression, Mr. Trudeau said he did not attend the funeral of Gen. Charles de Gaula "because he played a great role in history and didn't need my presence to augment his prestige." Although there was heavy criticism of Mr. Trudeau for not attending the funeral, the prime minister said his own presence did not make much difference. Seen and heard About town JJANK manager 0 r t Filcwych and .his- staS.' on edge as the lights in the bank went out accidentally about the same time as two burly delivery rien rapped on the door which Mr. Filewych !is4 taken the quick precaution of locking as soon as the Uphls Del- phiwa Selflon wondering if a cuilftciivo Alberta moan could be heard all the way Toronto after Saturday's sy Cup game Pcie imnrchuk almost being awarded a Cub Scout badge after his name was called in- stead of his son Raymond's. TEL AVIV (AP) Defence Minister Moshe Dayan says Is- rael is ready for unconditional peace talks with the Arabs, but it is not going to give tip the Golan Heighis, the Gaza Strip and command of the Strait of Tiran. vSpeakiug to a Labor parly rally Sunday night, Dayan listed Fewer fatal hear I attacks among regular churchgoers POUO VICTIMS Vietnamese children are cared for by the Unitarian Service Committee at Rogina Pads, the country's only polio rehabilitation centre, BALTIMORE (AP) A Johns H o p k i n s University medical researcher says the incidence of fatal heart dis- ease among infrequent churchgoers is twice as high as for men who attend church at least once a week. The findings by Dr. George W. Cpmstock, professor of ep- idemiology at the school of liygione f.txl public IicallJi, were reported in the current issue the Journal of the American Medical Associa- tion. Com stock reasoned that churchgoers may he more regular in their heallh habits, or perhaps feel belter psychol- ogically. these territorial goals as Is- rael's "guidelines" for negotia- tions, along with a demand for an agreement that no Arab army ever cross the River Jor- dan to advance on Israel. But these are not pre-condi- fions. Dayan asserted, because Hie Arabs would not "have lo sigtt their agreement... in ad- "Wo will sit together and dis- cuss tlicse he said. All the territory listed by Dayan was captured in the 1967 war, along with the Old City of Jerusalem, Jordanifen territory on the west bank of the Jordan River, and the rest of the Sinai Peninsula west and northwest of the Strait of Tiran. Israel's determination lo tain (ho Golan Heights. Gaza Strip and the western shore of the Tiran Strait, be- tween the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, has been repeatedly stated, Dayan made no mention of Old Jerusalem, but the Is- raeli government has said a riumlwr of times that it would n it give that up. Dayan said Israel wants to negotiate "lo examine ways lo end the fighting because Ilicre is no point in war." He told his party' however, that "if the war is resumed, we will fight." Israel broke off indirect nego- tiations with Egypt and Jordan at the United Nations on Sept. 6, charging that Egyptian move- ments of anti-aircraft missiles toward the Suez canal had vio- lated Hie ceasefire which was preliminary, to the talks. Find body iii river CALGARY (CP) 'Hie body of George Bcrgcr, 48, of Cal- gary was found in the Kana- naskis River west of here Sun- day. Mr. B ergo r disappeared Thursday while hunting frith a companion. They split up and Mr. Berger did not show up at a rendezvous. The body was found during a dragging operation. Barge Explodes WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (API A docked barge loaded with gallons of gasoline ex- ploded today on Seneca Lake killing one crew member. Two others wow missing. ;