Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
SUNNY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 60 LethMdge Herald LETIirmiDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS W J'At'KS u fiy ROD UW.-iKUS JiEGD.'A rCP) 'Hie cloud s-uiTOiuirling the Prairie Grain1; Stabilization Act JKU become a thunder- ituxl ft-rilrover-.y over the bill boon building in in- hince Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian wheat. board, introduced it in Parliament al- most a year a 30. Now, tls fate may be decided by the courts if four Saskatchewan farmers are successful in a bid t'i start, action. They seek a writ of mandamus against Finance minister Edgar Bcnscn and their application, filed hi Hegma Wednesday, is to be heard Oct. fi. Siicli a writ, if granted, would force the govern- ment to make long-deferred payments to the wheat under Ihn Wheat Reserves A'.'t, amounting to a Mim which has bi'Oii estimated eil.her SOL; or million. The government lias made no payments under tiie legislation since July, 1970, intending to replace them with laroer pyymonl.s under the new stabilization act. Stales position Prime Miaislcr Tnidean has said Hint, if payment.? UK: reserves are made, or if Ihe new leg- islation is much longer delayed by opposition parties in the House. the proposed bill will be withdrawn. Mr. Tnideau told (he Commons Thursday if a court. order is obtained telling the government to hand over the money it owes western grain farmers UK govern- ment will do so. But. the piime said, unless a court order is obtained he has no intention of telling Mr. Benson to make the money available to the wheat hoard for Hisirilioiinn to arain farmers, Thr government hat r-yid farmer.1; cannot h.ive the IK-SI, of both either they get Ihe sta- bilization bill or they stay vith (.lie reserves act. Mr. Trudeau put it succinctly in a television broad- cast Thursday nigln: "Sorry, we're, prepared IA increase payments to the v.-e.slen> gnm farmer from .wo million to 5100 million, but not prepared to increase it to million. Ko you must make your choice." A number of western farm groups, faced with that choice, have corse out in support of the new bill recently. llou'ever, hr.'Lh Progressive and New Democratic parlies in Parliament have continued their opposition, on grounds that the government, is breaking the law by its failure to make the required payments under the existing legislation. With the stalemate in the House continuing, the decision on fate of fhe ne1-" legislation may rest with the impending court action. Hacked by province and James Bradley, both of did Al.invney-Gencral HumsMiw c-aid tho govern jncnL has, in effect, lent its name or support to the application in an attempt to insure the four farmers have "standing in the court." Unrter the rpsei-vcs act, the federal government p.irmcnl.-; thr ivlipfif. air.o'inh'nc In I 1711 million bn-hcls. The fanner pays on wheat below that volume. Money paid under the act does not reach the farm- er ujiljl -ilHiiii. munihs nftrr ihe end nf the crop Sn ou'ed by the COAernrnrnl. tJic li'TD-i'l crop wouldn't i-how up m the farmer's pocket until early in 1972. Ilic hill would make an immediate p.-tynirni. of Sino million to farmers, and would .sot ;i fii'ifl fi-nni vllirh HI nf ahnunnallv-IOW Mr, Trudeai! says the million payment under Ihe new bill v.ould be for the crop period ending last v.'hci! he says tlx? government owtxl the wheat b'lard million under the existing legislation. Pay- ments duo to the wher-t board sime then, iiTtdcr ci- ther bill, do not apply until the end jf the 1P70-71 crop year, he .said. Hut Iik'harci QirAppelle-Moose said the truth is that more lhan million i-: unij'T aet. And the pro- i d payincni, Iv Naid, would he dilule'J ;.in'T il go lo pmv.ers of iye, rapesecd and (tii.cr mil just to wheat fanners. I'apcys ihe court action were served on Mr. Benson Thursday in Ottawa. They require the fi- nance minister or his representative to appear in fed- eral court in KeiMna week. A Mibpwiiii also was served Tliursday on Charles W. of Winnijieg, chief commissioner of tho wlu-Jit hc.ini. He is to appear willi ali documents lender flees tKnitcr) The Japanese .liji press news in ;i .story from Moscow today Clnnrse head of .slate Liu Shno-ehi had c.s- eapctl fi'Min China to the Snvirl Liu in hut il ID- In r r.r.ipc I'ut in Sm u'l nffinals lid inlonnatioii on the report MiM. Liu in MllM'llM. Liu, once heir apparent to Chairman Mao Tse-lunp, frit fh-v.-mr ii UK- .t.'rl "f rr- lOll'JOD LD ights trained on monetary cure WASHTNGTOM (CP) The International Monetary Fund's Jlfl members, including Canada, voted unanimously today to work lov.'ords curing the current disorder in international cur- rency exchanges nmrkcls "as expcditiously as possible." Tlie five-day annual meeting of the fluid ended with Pierre- Paul Schweitzer, IMF managing director, telling delegates "we have a good start." ''Hut the world will judge us solely by our aclions in the next few weeks and he added. The dosing session adopted a resolution calling on all mem- bers to realign their exchange rales and return to normal con- duct of monetary affairs under the rules of the IMF, though temporarily adopting somewhat wider margins of flexibility, change rates for their individual Under the system which is likely lo develop in negotiations during the next month.1; "together with Ihe reduction of oin.'iidcs in relation to the restrictive trade and exchange Ktatc's dollar or practices." value of ounce of gold, and keep them in day-to-day exchange rates may be declared Under IMF, countries are ex- tra'dini: within one per'cent'of relation lo !TF Special peeled lo declare official ex- (lie rale. Drawing Rights, called S'Dlis, which have the ,'.ame nominM value althoiifih they only bookcepiny entries. The pe r e n t flexihilitv alxn'e and L'.-lov: fif-rlarH val- ues may be to per cent. "oversial payments OTTAWA (CP) The frclera] government lias agreed nol to proceed with its Prairie grain stabilization bill for at least an- other week to allow provincial governments, farmers find oth- ers to consider its implications 'land its relationship to over-all income of grain Tlie announcement was made Friday following a meeting be- tween Otto Lang, minister in charff1 of the Canadian wheat board and the three agriculture ministers from the The government's refusal to make: payments due under ;hc Temporary Wheat Reserves Act of the new stabilization bill it proposes has become one t.'f the- major points of debate both Li the Commons and in tlie West. Conyt-rvative and NDP mem- ber? have accused the govern- of breaking the law by refusing to m.'ike the payment.-.. The government, while conced- ing t bM. the oppcsii ion has ,1 serious legal point, contends that crabi fanners in general will get a better financial deal under the new bill. Agriculture Ministers Samuel Okuv ..f Manitoba, Mes- snr of SaJk.Mc-howan HiiEh Hurner of A i wit ft tho week-long respite frnm debate would give- them a chance to "build something be.ter" into the new stabiUzaiiun plan. Debate on the JF.sue, which besan in the Commons early la.n month. scheduled to re- sume Monday. LO.VDOX (fleuter) A Rus- sian woman working for the So- viet trade delegation here has been granted permission to stay in the home office an- nounced Official s declined to say whether slv1 had any connection: wiih Lyalin, a Soviet .se- cret police defector wiio is be- lieved to have toucied off the expulsion last week of 105 Soviet; officials from Britain. She was named as Jrena Te- piyakova, 31, a secretary at the trade delegation. UvliTi ;iKo to work at. thr tr-adc delegation de- fecting to Britain last month. The information be gave is be- lieved lo have led to the barring of the Russian diplomats and official? from Britain, BREAKS SILENCE (tn Moscow, former Soviet master spy Kirn Phiiby broke his silence today to charge that Britain's Conservative govern- ment had expelled Sovirt offi- cials tn slow rjoun European de- K-i.'lc. i The British-born F h i 1 b y made the accusation in an mter- vie wit h t he Soviet govern- ment newspaper Izvestia, a sLiinman' of which vas released in advance by Tass news agency. (Philhy, 61. fled to Russia in lie has admitted that lie t.hc mysterious "third man" Lipped off British diplomat.1; Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean in 1951 that tbc-y were about (o be arrested Tor .spying lor tbe Jt.usMan.s in Briiain. lio'ii defectL-O to Mos- cou Meanwhile, Briush newspaper accounts suggested today that Lyalin may have been planted by the Communists. One national newspaper. The I'oilv Mirror, said there are do'jbif, ui r-o.mp influoTiii.TJ rij'- cles over whether Lyaliii's case is genuine, (iespile (ho pre- sumed confidence of British chiefs. TOROXTO Picketing liy truck drivers spread today members of the International nrntherbnud of Teamsters dc- fiei.1 pleas from their union offi- cers to remain work while talks continue with the Ontario (rucking industry, Tickets halted operations at Smith Transport snd Do- minion Freight ways Co. Ltd. here and Scott Transport Ltd. at Overland Express at. Hamilton pioktM.s on duly cutside its terminal. More than (M men Milked nut ,-i( lor Liille Ti'ans.port nin! Star Tr.'msfrr in Timmins fodav. Tin1 TramsliTs' lasi expired ;ti ,ind ;i slriko iHvjiini1 Kound-lliiv cloek talks continual with the Motor Transport. Industrial He- kitions Muri-au. rejircsenling 37 cohipanics. Pirates KIDNAPPED IN CARACAS Thr consul c ihe Dominicun Republic, Thelma Prias de Rodri shown above in a recenl photo, v-'as kidnapped in Caracas Venezuela, and million is asked i by her abductors. OTTAWA (CP) Canadian fanners injured by Ihe ct.'rit, U.S. import surchar.ee will receive federal assistance. Agri- cullure Minister II. A. Olson nomvcd today. The minister told Ilia O-m- inrms the agricultural stabiliza- tion board and the agriculture products board have bom in aid protrramp for indi- vidual commodity groups, Mr Olson put no price-fag on the assistance program. But in an interview outside the he said the age of the surtax 1.0 the Cana- dian non-processed agricultural sector could be as high as million over one year, based on 1970 export, figures. The government already has a bill, already passed by the Commons and now in the Se- nate, that would provide million assistance to industry hurt by the surtax, including processors of agricultural prod- ucts. The program announced today would deal with unpro- cessed agricultural Mr. Olson did not put a price tag on the program. He he was aware i! .should be put into effect promptly. The government would assist by purchasing products, supply- ing deficiency payments to pro- Will Socreds the or die? ai's the S64 question EDMONTON (CP) This year's Social Credit parly con- m Calgary Nov. lfi-1'0 will indicate whether the party lives or dies in Alberta, League President Bill Jolinson said Thursday. The convention will involve a fundamental reassessment of the party that ruled Alberta froni until its defeat in the Aug. 30 provincial election, he told a news conference. "We must discuss our princi- ples in the light of Mr. He- also parly's con- stitution requires; that a vote on its leadership be taken at tho convention. The Social Credit Imard has endorsed the leader- ship of Harry Strom, premier1 when the Social Credil was de- feated. If the party does not affirm confidence in Strom, then separate leadership convenor will have to be called, Mr. John- son said. J.S ports, coal mines guez, 56, Thursday n ransom distributors Ui- beru-lir of producers. Distributors receiving ance would have to show tbc-y were exporters to the U.S.. that prices they paid to producers remained consistent with those ppid before th" surtax was irn- ib-nf Employ men! OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment House Loader Allan Maclvaclien says be will offer to the Commons 3 motion condemning (he proposed nuc'lear test on .Alaska's Am- chitka Island. But, be told the Commons Thursday, the motion would only bo called to vote if the opposition agrees in restrict r-e- bate on the morion to one speaker for each parly. His comments came nficr the most recent of a series of un- siifvesi-fii! ntiompt> to get Com- mons approval lo debate such a nidi ion. Thursday, Jack Mclntosh i I'C Current-Maple Creek) denied the required unanimous consent lo debalc ,1 motion by fiugrno calling on MPs to condemn the tests. Wednesday. Donald Maclnnis Breton-Fast Rich- mond1 vetoed a similar motion by i land Anderson T. inch nipporicd a ban "H all nuclear testing. NEKD.S MXON APPROVAL The five-megaton blast is scheduled for forneiime this m n n t h. providing President his approval, Tbr Canadian government has repeatedly voiced its opposition to tho test. SIIAHP MATTER Cinnunc, Canadian conceni cffcci.s of the pro- posed bi.L'gest-evcr I'.S. under- pround nuclear te.s! is expect- ed to fie one of ihe prime top- ics Internal Affairs Minister MiU'MI Sharp will discuss witii State Secretary William Jtopcrs when tho two meet at Ihe (odav. Babv's body found in BHOADUS, Montana Tlie body of a five-week old baby, at first believed kidnap- ped, v.'ns found Thursday in a culvert ahnut five miles west of here on 21 Powder R.ivrr County Sheriff Grant (.intlin said the mother of the Mrs. Gaiy Jones of IBrondus, led officials to the The sheriff said the- innlhcr (old him she had been driving wiih the in the front seat Tuesday when n rabbit cross- ed t he road and she slammed on the brakes, injuring Ihe baby family, lie said she told him had panicked and put the biK'iy in the culvert. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Strikes the waterfronts iiiut in tbu coal mines plagut-d United S'tates labor scene today. Dock workers from Maine to Texas went on strike today, facing the government with the first complete shutdown of even- deep-sea port in the con- (mental United "51-atrs, talks In settle guaranteed income dispute the AFI.-C10 Interna- tional Longshoremen's Associa- tion and the New York Siup- pmg Association broke up hour'? after the old ontract expired jit midnight Thursday nieht. OF JOHS Coal miners streamed off thrir jobs in more than ?n rtrlos negotiators punch iSeen and heard About town i ftuiiont Sid Hrill commcntJng on fall "if you cnn ,seo il through the snow" Motorcyclist John Lee looking for studded cycle snow tires City clerk John Gerla returning from a week-long hunting trip with nothing but the memory of a good time. MORE HEAD NO I'AI'i ihe o.viiiw. estimated a; M million due. to flooding and f'0-niile-ari- liour winds, headed inland today after b ,111 e r in p ihe central North Carolina In her wake she 'eft flooding caused by nine indies of rain and tides fiv'e foet ainive normal along a 70-miie stretch of shore- line. Dowilpralo'l in ;i storm shortly liefnro midnight Thursdav m.ulil but still packing to 5i) mp.h. winds. Ginger moved lo sotiil: a few miles early today and then slipped off on a northwesterly course. Did Trudftin 30-and-out ItKTliOlT 'Al'i l-or V. iilli'ii inln Signify i; llH' ruiili'aCLs I'nuod fiivl in mi Auio W'.wkers union nnd Hie copl for hn Big Three auio-m.ikcrs list riidn'l rrporl on ihe day shift yi-ar, (lie ".Ifl-and-onr1 pl.-in al- ;u llnv (Iriii'i'al Moloi'.s liius a wiih :'n Caiiillai' wlion il M'rv'iiv nl ID slop out: fur liiisincs-. ai J.'iiin a nionih. The mini- l.ll.e (ilhri nilli'l ap' of ap.c and y e ,1 i> ai lea.-i uiih ciioni.'h. 1 jiui van! lo live ;i IIM. 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