Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 35. letltbridge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 297 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER in CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH-King Hussein of Jordan and his family are under sentence of death from the assassins who killed his prime minister Sunday, it was reported today. The Cairo newspaper Al Akhbar said that the Blaclf September organization, to which the assassins belonged, has sworn to kill the entire Jordanian royal family and the army command- er, Gen. Habes el Majali, to avenge the Palestin- ian Arabs killed in clashes with the Jordanian army in September, 1970. King Hussein is shown above at the funeral of assassinated premier Wasfi Tell. By .1A.MES NELSON' OTTAWA fCP) Canada is becoming mcreadngly (related in world Irsde at a time when it needs to boost employment for a whole new generation of peo- ple, the Economic Council of Canada says in a re- port. Because the babies born in the years immediately Biter the Second World War now are graduating and dropping out of school to set up new homes and fam- ilies, the council sees the need for 1.4 million new jobs by 1975. It calls for a new industrial strategy to meet the country's needs to provide remunerative work, and to meet the challenges of international trade. With Britain" entering the European Common Market, Canada soon will be one of the few industrial countries of the world without free access to a large market. Tire council of 28 members, including three full- time economists and 25 advisers from industry, labor, agriculture and other interests, cites the danger of President Nixon's new economic policies turning into longer-term protectionism i'l the U.S. Tin? council also foresees danger pf a revival of in- flation, with industry trying to recover usual profit margins after they were severely squeezed in the anti- inflation price restraints of last year. lore uol enough And it c.ill.s for massive federal In encour- age expansion of domestic demand. II, notes that Fi- nance Minister E. J. Benson moved in this direction in his budget last Oct. 14, but says he didn't do enough to change the council's underlying assumptions. The council was formed in 19fi3 to give advice lo Uw eminent and the general public on how Canada should towards relatively full employment, stable prices, an equitable distribution of rising incomes, and P> viable, balance of international immediate goal, the. council said, should IIP In get unemployment down lo ".S per cent, of the labor force. Its longer-range goal for Canada is to have un- employment, recently running to more than six per cent, brought down to three per cent. The great, problem is to find jobs for people in the 2.Ho-.'M age group in the next few years. Tlie rate of growth for them will have to be double what i.s was during tho second half of the "This i.s the age group in which most families tend (n become established, wilh their large demands for limisini; and durable goods and needs for trlvm the. repoil says. "Any .significant shortfall in meeting employ- ment needs of this group will produce serious economic and social .strains in tro the supply of jobs with the numbers of Viiikers coming into the labor market is th.'il starts in ihc early years of educational syslem. Tho council says Canada's performance in this area has been haphazard, and It should bo possible to plan heller for the future. KV, Page 21. il industry talks proposed OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau says in a tele- gram to Premier Lougheed of Alberta that Ottawa will be Super higlnvay tragedy in Britain LONDON (AP) The disas- trous descent of a pocket of fog brought Britain's superhighway system under anxious examina- tion today. The thick fog fell Monday on tire country's main arterial route, (he M-1 Motorway, cut- ting visibility to two or three yards. Wi'Lhin seconds. 100 trucks and cars swept into the murk from bright sunshine and .slammed into each other in a giant con- certina. Eight persons were killed and at least 50 were in- jured. It was Britain's second super- highway tragedy in two months persons were killed and 60 were injured on the M-6 route in September fog. to see Nixon JERUSALEM (Router) Is- raeli Premier Golda Weir leaves today for Washington for crucial talks with President Nixon on policy differences be- rwcen Israel and the United States, Officials said the discussions wll centre on two main prob- resumed supply of Phantorj fighter-bombers which the U.S. administration has held up for several months, and tho question of a Suez canal settle- ment with Egypt under U.S. auspices, which has been dead- locked for some time. Mrs. Meir is expected bring up what Israel sees as an ero- sion in Washington's position on a canal settlement, as outlined by State Secretary William Rog- ers in Uie UN General Assembly last month. Israel views Hie Washington talks with extreme gravity fol- lowing the recent war threats by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, observers said. Some observers feel that one of the ways out of the present deadlock in tlie Middle East conflict would Ire an agreement between the United States and Israel to revive the peace mis- sion of UN envoy Gunnar Jar- ring, which Egypt also seems to favor. Israeli leaders already have said they are willing to support the resumption of the Jan-ing mission, provided there were no prior condition? Freak accident KANSAS CITY. 'AF' A young woman was killed when the exhaust pipe of an- other car smashed ihrouph the windshield of her car and struck her in (he throat. The victim of Monday's accident was Vicky R. Ilanley, 22. A witness said the pipe, about six- feet long, fell fron: a car on an overpass on to Miss Haniey's car on an ex- pressway below. happy to discuss with the prov- ince the pivmior's proposals for federal-provincial co-operation to stimulate the petroleum in- dustry. lie also says in the telegram sent Monday and made public today that the federal cabinet is precluded by law from asking the National Energy Board to reconsider its Nov. 19 decision not to allow further gas exports at this time. Text of the telegram: "I have examined carefully the matters raised in your tel- egram of Nov. 22. 1 must tell you first that the report of the National Energy Board was not given to this government until Nov. in, the day of its public release. We are there- fore still assessing the impli- cations of the board's decision for Alberta pas sales on both domestic and export markets and the commercial consider- ations that apply to these sales. You may already be aware through my statement in tlie House on Nov. 22 that the Government of Canada, under the terms of the Na- tional Energy Board Act, is effectively precluded from asking the board to reconsider its refusal to issue an export licence to an applicant com- pany. When such application is denied, the government under the statue in its present form, can in no way intervene to exercise pressure on tlie board which is an inde- pendent body. "You refer hi your telegram lo measures your government is considering to stimulate the petroleum industry m Alberta. The government of Canada is committed to foster as healthy as possible a petro- levj'n industry in Canada for ihe benefit of all Canadians. Tlie federal government would therefore be pleased to discuss with you the measures you have in mind with a view to the co-ordination of our re- spect e i-'forts in this area. "I an; sending you sepa- rately a reply to your letter o! Ncv. 10, relating to consults- tions on energy matters. "As you have already made public your telegram to me of Nov. 22, I will also be releas- ing a copy of this telegram to the press, tomorrow." Paul Rose sentenced to life MONTREAL (CP _ Paul Rose, 28. was sentenced today to life imprisonment for the kid- napping 'in October. 1970, of Pirere Laporte, tile late Quebec labor minister. The kidnapping sentence is to be served concurrent with the life sentence already imposed on Rose for tlie murder of Mr. Laporte. Rose, back in the courtroom to hear the sentence, said "I am only a Quebecer who stood up and continue lo do so Mr. .lust.iVe Feniand Ix-gault of Court of Queen's Bench said Rose displayed "no regrets or repentance" during the trial. There was also "no sign of hu- manity in the kidnapping it- self- TV r.Z'-c went MIC U'-in.'i, ;lury last Friday wilhini! a ,-uni- ma'.ion from Rose, who was de- fending himself. He had been barred from the courtroom for more a week for continual and failure to rise when Mr. Justice Ix-gault en- tered the chamber. He lisiencd to trial proceed- ings over a loudspeaker in the hall outside tiie courtronni. ridge teachers favor strike ac FIRE AT MONASTERY A fire broke out Tuesday at the Santa Catherine! Monastery ot the foot of Mount S inai, but was eventually extinguished. The Greek Orthodox monastery is one of Christianity's holiest shrines. The monastery's priceless collection of manuscripts, some of them dating back more than years, were reported unharmed. Only a half dozen Greek Orthodox monks live inside the thick walls at the foot of Sinai, where tradition says the Lord gave Moses the Ten Commandments. Alberta In the red EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta government had a def- icit of almost S161 million dur- ing the first-half of the 1971-72 fiscal year, provincial auditor C. K. Huckvalc said today. In an interim financial state- ment for the period ended Sept. 30, Mr. Huckvale said there was a deficit in the income account and a deficit in the capital account. The government met the def- icit by withdrawing mil- lion from its bank accounts and by selling worth of debentures and million worth of securities. In presenting the 1971-72 S visit date set WASHINGTON (neuter) President Nixon will arrive in Peking Feb. 21 to begin a his- toric visit aimed at improving relations with China r.fter more than '20 years of enmity between its Communist rulers and the United States. Tlie eagerly-awaited date was announced jointly by tlie Whito House and Peking Monday, al- most five months after presi- dential adviser Henry Kissinger opened negotiations wilh Chinese Premier Chou En-lai during a secret mission to tho Chinese capital last July. The start of the president's visit was the only detail dis- closed in a one-sentence state- ment, and tiie While House said that its duration and other infor- mation wculu be released today. Nixon will lie flying to China three months before undertak- ing a similar peace mission in the Soviet Union next May and slightly more than two weeks be- fore The first primary election of the presidential cam- paign is held in New Hampsliiro March 2. His journeys to the capitals of the two Ccmmunist powers are widely ivgardi-d as having im- p'-rin'ni in the coming in the presi- drill is lo seek election on liis record of winding down in the Vietnam war and finding ways to reacli peaceful agree- ments wilii (he Communists. The liming of Nixon's visit to Peking u a r a n t e e him plenty of headlines while his Democratic opponencnts seek voles in the New Hampshire primary. Tlie president already has dominated the front pages dur- ing the last week by issuing daily announcements on foreign policy developments, including the China trip date and summits he has arranged wiUi five for-- eign heads of government dur- ing the next few weeks. Tlie White House has an- nounced that Nixon mil meet with French President Georges Pompidou. British Prime Minis- ter Edward Heath, West Ger- man Chancellor Willy Brandt, Canadian Prime Minister Tni- dcau and Japanese Premier Ei- saku Sato by Jan. 7, Meanwhile, Mr. Nixon was reported to be having second thoughts about the need tor a visit to Canada next spring, in view of Prime Minister Tru- dcau's scheduled trip to Wash- ington in December. budget last: spring, tne previous Social Credit government pre- dicted a deficit of million when the fiscal year ends next March 31. The Social Credit govern- ment was defeated by the Pro- gressive Conservative party in the Aug. 30 Alberta election. The traditional pattern of the province's financial position in- dicates the deficit prediction may not be too far out of line. The province usually makes a significant recovery from six and nine-month deficits be- cause most of the govern- ment's major spending com- mitments occur during the first nine months of the fiscal year. Mr. Huckvale's report shows that major spending increases for health and education push- ed income-a c c o u n t expendi- tures in the first half of the fiscal year to million, while receipts amounted to million. Shock too greet SERAXO, Italy (Router) A 60-year-old man died from a heart attack at nearby Lana when he saw his son score a goal in a soccer match. IIv riON C'ALDWELL Staff PuMic and separate .school li I' in U'thbridce and Medicine Hat have voted over- in favor of taking strike aciion. 't c Monday and co inti d Us morning showed per cent of th? teachers in f.nni of ..tut ng. Of ballots 72 fdun-cd striking. 132 n e oppo't'1 and there were tv.o spoiled ballots. 'Jliere would be about lfi.000 s'lidonts afteck'd hy a strike in the public arid separata school systems in the two cities. A strike could come as early as Thursday noon, although Friday or Monday is more likely if iast-minute bargain- ing fails or is refused. NO HASTY ACTION' Joe Berlando, ATA welfare officer, said teachers are slill willing to meet with the school boards in an attempt to avert a walkout. "We don't plan to take any action.'' said Mr. Ber- lando. "If the boards are vail- ing to talk, then we will sit down with them." John Boras, chairman of the school boards' joint bargaining committee did not rule out the possibility of future meetings. possibility is closed as far as we are said Mr. Boras. "But we have to hear whM they (teachers) have to say be- fore decide on our course of action." Mr. Boras said any meeting would have to be held "under the right circumstances." TALKS DRAG ON The n e g o t i a tions have dragged on for 14 months and have gone through a conciliator and a ronefiiation board with- oui: success. Ttte conciliator held meetings with the two sides in March and April but could not bring the teachers and school boards to a settlement. The conciliation board rec- ommendations, handed dowa after meetings in June and Sep- tember, were unanimously ac- accepted by the four school boards but were rejected by 85 per cent of the teachors. There are six main issues still unresolved in the dispute- consultation clause, s a 1 a ry grid, pro rala payments, ap- pointment of rice principals, Alberta Health Care and Blue Cross contributions and curricular activities. The two sides have held only four meetings since Feb- ruary. The last meeting was in September, Cup of Milk Fund Don't delay-money Gandhi pullback From AP-nr.UTKH Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India demanded today the wilhdrawal of Pakistani troops from K.isl Pakistan, saying tbrir presence "is a flircai In our security With Indian and Pakistani troops fighting along the bor- ders ot Kast Pakistan. Mrs. Gandhi told Parliament in New Delhi that a Pakistani '.villi- drnw.il was the only w.iy to peace and indicated India would continue lo send troops across the border. "We ,-illou- annihilation cl people ncit sue ''and ihis must be clearly un- derstood hy the world." "It is not in our national in- terest in lei an entire population )w annihilated. It is a threat, to our freedom and While Miymp IhM t.lir drawal of troops from Mast Pakistan would be a ges- ture of peace by the Pakistan gov er n m out, Mrs. Gandhi warned that there was no magic solution to the crisis. Ol'I'OSK I'V INTKHVKNTIOX The nexi month will he cru- cial and difficult. for the people of Kast Pakistan, she said, and I hi- entire Indian nation has Lhcrdoru to rcuiaju united. For the second time in three days, Gandhi opposed any intervention by the UN Security Council. Pakistan has asked tho Vnited Nations to station ob- servers nu Pakistan's bor- ders. "Thus is m In eonfusr the realities of tin- she said. "Those wh.i are mov- ing in this direction caunol but be suspect in the eyes of Ihc In- dian people." Mrs. (iandhi a s s u r e d tho, Mnkti Kast Paki- stan India's best wishes and support. Sbe r-aid (ho KrN Pakistan guerrilla were making prog- ress despiic an unequal fight. FIGHTING SPREADS The Pakistani command in fr'ast Pakistan accused the In- dian army of widening the fight- ing along the Ixirder and said battles were continuing in M. leasi Iwo sectors. The Pakistani government, an- nounced thai President Agha Yaliya Khan has asked I'N1 Secretary-Geiieral U Thant to post observers on the Pakistani side of East Paki- stan's border to report any fron- tier violations by India. Yahya's message also drew attention to the rapidly deteriorating Uon on the fiubcoutiocuL This century's vrorst disas- ter i.s taking place, along the Indian border. Thousands of refugees from Pakistan have boon flooding info the area to political insurrection in their own country. They come only what they can carry; a few clothes, and one or two pots and pans to cook their sparse meals in. The. food is scanty, the water polluted, the help from relief agencies un- fortunately reaching only a few of tho. millions. The most, tragic cases arc f.hr jiMio children and the aged. Thry haven't the phyn- cal resources (o cope wilh the bone-chilling cold. They need warm clothing, ami nourishing iJ.S. economic expert resigns 11. who as assistant secretary for economic affairs the brunt, of many foreign complaints over t.tie VniU'd lil-per-cent sup- plementary duly on imports, has resigned. Presidential press secretary Ronald Xicglcr denied that there were any policy diffcr- ,M', to uuiL meals to manage their meagio day-to-day existence. Rationing of wheat, rice and milk has already begun and the pfore of food must he re- placed daily. Tlie Unitarian Service Committee is ready to help with as much money as it can collect from contributing Canadians. If you haven't done so al- ready, send your donation tf the Cup of Milk Fund, Loth bridge Herald. Seen and heard About town J.JUNTER John Gorla com- ing home, with a half-a- head of horn on his moose Amir Campbell falling off the podium while, demon- shviling a fiance step a I re- for the Singing Tree concert Ski manager Cliff White dumbfounded by business receipts for Novem- ber being higher than periods se.'ison Hong Sutherland gelling to I txids (and winning) from Ken Mr- Mayor Anderson and Dr. .lolin Hunt on 'he outcome of the Cirev Cup g. mr. of seven years ago.