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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight near 40; High Tuesday mid 60s. The Lcthlnidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 2-18 MSTHBHIDGE, ALBKUTA, MONDAY, OCTOKKK PRICE NOT OVER 10 CKNTfc TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A of minorities appears to be Die likely oulcomc of tlie general elccLion, as lhc first phase of Hip campaign csme to an cud. Caiiiuia seems !o bo hiding into another period of minority government the odds indicating it would be a Liberal minority administration. The political leaders, as September drew to a close, announced they had completed the first phase of their campaign. They prepared to embark on the second phase. Meantime their organizations assessed the situation, de- ciding where and when the i elective leaders should be sent tc bolster the party's strength in various con- sLituencitrs. Members of the press and oUier media liatl accompanied the leaders during the initial swings across the country returned to Ottawa. They sal back and tried to read the signs and portents they had coma across during their travels. The consensus appeared to be that the Liberals will lose seats (o the Conservatives, New Democratic Party and perhaps even to the Social Credit or CrcdiUste candidates. How many seals will (lie Liberals lose? N'o ono prepared to make.a firm prediction this early in the campaign. If Liberals lose 15 seals overall they will come bach as a minority government. All but fhe most optimistic Liberals arc prepared to concede (lint the parly vrill drop several seats in the Oct. 30 vole. The Liberals held 147 at dissolution of the house of commons. The Progressive Conservatives had 73 seats, the NDP, 25; Social Credit, J3, two Indepen- dents. There -.vere four vacancies. If the Liberals can hold their losses down to 14 seats across the country they come back with the slim- mest majority possible. They would be a majority government but with a very precarious hold on power. [ay lose 15 Those who have been travelling and parly work- ers, making foruys out into the constituencies and back to concede there i.s n strong possibility that the may 15 or more constituencies. The Liberals make effort in the remaining weeks of the campaign io prevent any such slippage taking place. They could-succeed, depending on how the campaign develops. The big changes in (he party standings, based on vsliat party workers say privately, are expected to occur in rural Ontario, Metropolitan Toronto, Quebec and Bri- tish Columbia, Regional Economic Expansion Minister Jean March- and, in a frank prc-eledion assessment of the govern- ment's chances, sounded the warning that Ontario is a "weak for the Grits. He was quoted in August as observing that if the Liberals drop Ontario ridings they could be expected to go to the Conservatives. Nothing has occurred to alter that assessment so far in the campaign. Certainly the Conservatives are inclined lo agree with it although tlie iS'DP organiza- tion claims it will pick up some Ontario scats. Ontario, especially in the south, is the area where the Conservatives can win or lose this election. The Liberals recognize they have go I to hold most of those seats and Toronto ridings to retain a position of power In parliament. Traditionally Conservative in its voting trends, south rural Ontario went Liberal under the impact Tniciea u mania in However, in many seats the Lib- erals rode in on Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's coat tails small majorities. This lime the coat tails cannot be depended on to pull them back into office, Trudeaumania has lost much of its appeal and tiie Liberals will be campaigning on the government's record and on their policies for the next four years. In southern Ontario excluding Metropolitan Toronto, 18 TJber.il seals were captured with loss than 10 per cent majority. A third of them were won with less (nan four per cent. Tories confident Metropolitan Toitmfo v.ent Liberal in 1933 except for three ridings that went, NLV. Since Uteri, hrwever. (he li.-ua been able lo make an appearance In Ilia big I own through tuo LihoraJs defecting to (ho Tory ranks. They are Paul Heliyer, who represented Trinity and Ferry who sat for Spadina. Torrjnln Consrri7tf.ivos contend that there has been a slide aw.ny from the Liberals during the four years of the Trudoau administration. They are confident they can win back sovcraf of tho Mclro ridings T.om tho GriLs. Bui the Liberals arc equally determined to hold on to what they won in Meantime (he NDP has moved in ,-iml could lake votes from both line party candidates. In Quebec at dissolution the Liberals held 57 scats, tlie CrediLt.suw or Social Credit n and Conservatives, three. There was ono Independent, The Conservatives won their Ihrcc seals by less Mian a 10 per cent maj- ority. Wilh Claude Wncnor. ;r nrw si mug popular Con- srrvnlivo voicn in fhr province, ami tho ('mlitislos reputedly able fo drmv vo'cs, Ilic Lihcrata are in fnr the fight of llirir life to retain (heir solid Quebec base. CVnmNta b a potential threat for the cr.nU In Ihal province I ho NDP, their victory- in iiirial election, nvo a wosry [o both Elie Lib- fi-.'ils Conservatives. The Liberals won 15 scats in the west coast province won't win that nrny (his time around. held eight Rents. Tho f d'thi'l a seal irr parliament from at (lipsottrliiMi. [ikici'd second in five riur.gs hn la.sl liigf. They hope to win al least three this Ume YES INDEED A hockey fan displays a placard welcoming home members cf Team Canada at Montreal International airport Sunday from iheir European lour. Thou- sands of fans on hand lo greet the arrivals. The same was true at Toronto. See stories in sports section. (CP Wirephoto) [ndopat RAWALPINDI, Pakistan CRouter) The three-month Simla agreement appeared to- day to be almost wrecked fol- lowing military action in Kash- mir during the weekend and a Pakistan government charge that India wants to go back on its side of the deal. A government spokesman questioned whether India was having second thoughts and wanted to undermine the agree- ment signed by Pakistani Pres- ident Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi after their five day summit at Simla in July. The strongly-worded state- ment, issued by the Pakistani foreign office, came shortly after military commanders of the tsvo opposing armies met to review progress in delineating the coascfie line in Kashmir. They adjourned after (wo hours and did not fix a date for another meeting. This was in- terpreted by observers in Ra- walpindi as a sign that the month-long talks had broken down. Earlier, the Pakistani army chief of staff. Gen, Tikka Khan, lodged a protest with his Indian counterpart, Gen. Sam Manekshaw, over what was of- ficially described as 'unpro- voked firing" by Indian forces on a Pakistani outpost Satur- day. One Pakistani was killed and two were wounded in tlie firing, north of Sohnnan in the Kclli sector of Kashmir. Army general headquarters said it was the most, serious in- cident since the Simla summit. J7.S. vessel hit in war SAIGON' (AP) Tlie Saigon command reported today 100 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong rocket, mortar and sabt> tage attacks across South Viet- nam. Tt was the highest number of Communist assaults in a single day in more than two months, although most of them were small, a spokesman said. The U.S. c miser Newport News left (he Vietnam war zone and sfeamed (o the Philip- pires with the bodies of 19 sail- ors killed in the worst U.S. naval disaster this year. Ten other men in the crew of were injured by the ex- plosion in an eight-inch gun tur- ret that rocked the warship early Sunday Kenneth Gordon Sweet, 14, of Brooks was killed Sunday when a .22-catibre rifle discharged while he was hunting with friends near this southeastern Alberta commu- nity. JERUSALEM (API Police continued their investigation to- day of an arms smuggling and counter-terrorism plot against Arab guerrillas and Arab inter- ests outside Ihc Midle Kast, Police were holding five per- sons for questioning, including Fiahbi Meir Kahane, an Ameri- can who heads the militant Jewish Defence League. The detentions followed Ihe discovery three weeks ago of a cratcloati of arnif packet! into a cookie oven bound for export. One JDL member, Avraham Tlirshkovilz, was picked up by poh're shortly after (he dis- covery, but, Kahane was not called lo police headquarters until Sunday despite his admis- sion that JDL had previously passed arms through stringent customs checks. Police were also holding JDL Secretary Jo- seph Schneider. Kahane openly said the arms were to be in reprisal raids against Arab diplomats following Arab terrorism in Eu- rope and Israel, The latest in- cirtanl, the bombing of a crowded supermarket in down- town Jerusalem last Friday, wounded three women. ALONG CAMPAIGN TRAIL Quebec opping u By THE CANADIAN PRESS Party leaders keep saying separation of Quebec is not an issue in the federal election, but the question keeps popping up just the .same. Both Prime Minister Trudeau and Social Credit Leader Real Caouette handled questions on it over the weekend. Mr. Caouette told Questioners on CTV's public affairs pro- gram Question Pe-lod he be- lieved Qutbecers alone should decide whether the province should leave Canada. And if a majority of them voted to go it alone, he person- ally, would live elsewhere in Mv. Trudeau said in Quebec City that if Quebec and he didn't believe it he would return to the province to try to reunite it with Canada. JOINED FIGHT Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, who took Sunday off, leaped into the midst of an en- vironment scrap Saturday when he indicated that a Con- ser va t ive go vemm cnt would not continue with plans for a second Toronto-area airport at Pickering, NDP Leadrr David Lewis told a New Liskeard. Or-L, au- dience Saturday that ho fa- vored establishment cf a Crown corporation to produce and sell prescription drugs at near-cost prices, Sunday night he attended a workers' rally in Toronto, Mr. Trudeau took a break from campaigning to welcome Team Canada when it arrived in Montreal Sunday from its hockey successes in Soviet Rus- 5 ia, Sweden a nd Czc ch oslovakia. One of the players pulled the prime minister aboard one of three fire engines which took the team around the arrpct tarmac. M. Caouette was by far the busiest leader over the week- end. In addition to his pre- recorded apnea-ances on CTV and tlie CBC's French network, he was a guest on the CBC open-line radio show Cross- country Checkup and attended a rally at Amos, Que. Tbe Socrcd leader said on ra- dio he would soeml money now used to buy military eauipraent to raise standards of living in the country. At Amos he took several swipes at CEC French-language reporters fo what he called fa- vored treatment of Parti Que- becois Leader Rene Levesque. He said Mr. Levesque got four minutes of air time on a recent newscast while he and Mr. Lewis received only brief mention. Shades of the old west raised in city court Shades of the old west raised today when Wayne Hyland, 27, an unemployed East Glacier school teacher, pleaded gir'Hy to 14 charges of cattle rustling in Let'.i- bridge magistrate's court. lie was remanded to Oct. 10 for sentencing. City police arrested Hyland Sept. 12 en a routine traffic check on Mayor Msgrath Drive. Police discovered that 12 head of catlle in the truck he was driving belonged (o ranchers in Montana. Police said in court he ad- mitted theft of the animals. Further investigation reveal- ed 13 previous sales of cattle by Hyland at Fort Macleod Auction Market Ltd. and Per- lich Bros. Auction Market Ltd. AH the animals were from various Montana ranches and brought into Canada through Immigration Gap. south of Cardston. Total value of cat tte was on area BEIRUT (Reuter) North Yemen confirmed the loss of a key border town to South Ye- men in a six-day border battle in which more than 50 South Yemeni civilians vrere renorted killed. The Yemen Arab Republic embassy here said that the town of Qataba, just inside its border with the People's Demo- cratic Republic of (South) Ye- men, had been occupied by the southern forces during the weekend. The North Yemeni spokes- man said fighting was reported In bo continuing in the ill-de- fined mountainous border areas. He said Aden forces were riil! shelling or bombing four lov.-ns inside North Yemen- Maarib, Jubun, Baida and Ilasha. Tlie spokesman added there was no confirmation of reports that the South Yemeni forces were observing a ceasefire. ACCUSATION DENIED The South Yemeni embassy here accused North Yemen to- day of not responding to its call for a ceasefire and denied its forces had occupied or strafed northern towns. The embassy said in a state- ment that 7nore than 50 civil- ians had been killed in tho fighting. It urged North Yemeni leaders to accept the ceasefire appeal made Sunday and ac- cept Arab mediation between the two countries. The North Yemeni embassy spokesman said his country's forces were under strict orders lo engage only in defensive op- erations and not fo mount any attacks against South Yemen. Assail alleged corruption in Nixon administration WASHINGTON (AP) Elea- nor McGovern and Sargent Shriver have assailed alleged corruption in the Nixon admin- istration, hut Shriver says most people have been 'bruised too much" to care. Meanwhile, Clark MacGre- gor, President Nixon's cam- paign director, said Nixon "cannot lose the election." Ho warned, however, against costly mistakes by the cam- paign organization. Undercover BELFAST (AP) Gunmen IJlled a British undercover agent today while he was pa- trolling a Roman Callioiic dis- trict disguised as a truck driver. The killers peppered his truck with bullets outside a dry cleane-s in the Andersonstown district. "It looked as if tho gang was after him .and him police said. The victim tiled in a nearby po'ice station, the 5891 h life taken in the last three years of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Army sources recently dis- closed that a secret team of in- telligence experts is working agent shot for them in Ulster. They wear civilian clothes, patrol streets in unmarked vehicles, and go unarmed, while looking for gun- men and terrorist escape routes. Utah jolted SALT LAKE CITY (AP) An earthquake hitting 4.0 on the Richer scale shock north- ern Utah Sunday afternoon, but authorities said there were no injuries and only minor dam- age. Tlie .scientists placed tho epicentre of the quake at Kim- bnll Junction, about miles cast southeast of Salt Lake City in tlie Wasatch Mountains. Nixon, Democratic presiden- tial nominee George McGovern and Vice-President Spiro Ag- new did not campaign Sunday. Senator McGovern's wife was on television where she called the Nixon administration "the most corrupt regime that we have had in recent American citing the break-in and alleged bugging at the Democratic party headquarters at Washington's Watergate building us an example. the lesson of Water- she said, is that "we have lost freedoms and we're- not aware of it." Mrs. McGovern appeared on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, the first time the wife of a presi- dential candidate has done so. She also said that her hus- band wi! announce a spe- cific plan for ending the Viet- nam war. Meanwhile, the Gallup poll reported that McGovern gained six percentage points in voter preference in the month ending on Sept. 25. Tlie poll said 61 per cent of the persons polled fa- vored Nixon and 33 per cent fa- vored McGovern. WRITERS workshop fpcak- rr (iilirsr refer- rinj: to -Kv.i Urf.Mslcr of C'outts as Mrs. Cnirtts Wfnily Hurrous lieing flump- mi unceremoniously into a full bathtub by Ted Andil and Miki Murnki and taking revenge with a garden hose Social Credit MIA Fred Mnmlevilto Inking relish HI i n t r o (I u c im; ConsorvatU e A g r i r u I lure Minister Hugh Horncr in his own rid- ing. HENRY TA.N'NRR York Times Service CAIRO Egypt ami Hie So- viet Union have started to iin- dertakr Hip normalisation rf tlirir relations on a new basis, vilhmil any Soviet military presence on Egyptian soil hut will, friendly co-operation in economic and oUier fields. This, according to informed rVplomals, is the meaning o! the announcement Saturday night that Premier A7iz Sidky nil! go to Moscow Oct. !6 for Ihc first hfph-lcvel talks be- tfir hvo governments since president Anwar El-Sadat announced the abrupt ouster of an estimated Soviet pi- lots, missile crews and advisers last July is. The president's decision came nflcr a meeting here Fri- day night between Sadat and President llr.fiv al Assad of Syria who had com? fo Cairo from an equally secret visit to Moscow. Political sources affirmed lhal Asssd played the role of an active mediator between. Mos- cow and Cairo. The sources stressed that whatever form the friendlier climate hclwer.ii K.typt mid the Soviet Union lake, there ivould be no going luck on Kgypt's decision that (hero must bo DO Soviet military presence on Egyptian territory. About .100 Soviet military in- stniclons are al! L', !ef( of this presence. Soviet warships conlirun to use Egyptian naval facilities in Alexandria. Marsa, Matnih and Port Said II i? ex- peeled Ivre that one of Sidky'.i first taks in Moscow is to ob- tain assurances (bat the Krem- lin will continue lo provide spare parts and replacements for the Soviet weapons now in Kgypt. Egypt remains heavily dependent on such supplies since practically all her mili- tary equipment i.s from the So- viet bloc. lie is thought certain to dis- cus.1 tho future of the large de- velopment projects that are be- ing conducted here with Soviet financial and technical assis- tance. Questions of trade, which is heavy in both direc- tions, also are thought lo he. high 011 the list of topics. As foreign specialist here see it. Sidky's bargaining power vdll he considerable since the Soviet Union riust be anxious lo nrctect its massive invest- ment in Egypt. M; ny diplomats here are convinced that the normaliza- tion of Soviet Egyptian rela- tions has been speeded up sig- nificantly by Israel's into Lebanon and its aerial at- tacks on targets inside Syria in the aftermatli of, Munich. Heroin, more valuable than gold EDMONTON (CP) Heroin has become "infinitely more valuable than gold" because recent seizures of the drug in (he city have forced the price lo a capsule, a police mor- tality squad officer said tod-ay. He sairl the normal price for the illicit drug ranges between S15 ar.d depending on avail- ability. The latest Edmonton seizure was Sunday, when police found 110 ccHisuics at the Industrial Airport. Richard Evans. 24, of Van- couver, and Wendy Baker, 20, of Edmonton Merc (o appear in court [cday charged uilh pos- session of a narcotic for Ui8 purposes of trafficking, ;