Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Low lonighf near 30; high Wednesday 55 The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 249 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CEM> THREE SECTIONS 36 PAGES Party leaders attack north area policies By THE CANADIAN T'llESS Bolh Conservative Leader Robert Slanfield and New Democrat Leader David Lewis attacked northern Can- ada policies of the government in federal election cam- paigning Monday night. Meanwhile Prime Minister Trudeau spent the day in Newfoundland and New Brunswick where he urged voters to oust the "doom and gloom" Conservatives who hold nine of the 15 seats in the two provinces and opt for the "confidence in Canada" Liberals. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette was in western Quebec where he said that Social Credit economic poli- cies were the answer to what ails the country. Mr. Stanfielii did no active campaigning, but fired off a press release in Ottawa saying he was shocked to learn of discussions between the Canadian and West German governments concerning West German-design ships to move iron ore from Baffin Island to Europe. He said a Conservative government would give Ca- nadian shipyards and shipping engineers first crack at developing ice-breaking freighters needed lo transport raw materials from the Canadian North. Talks informal Northern Affairs Minister Jean Chretien has said that the talks were informal and exploratory only. In Toronto Mr. Lewis told a party meeting the pro- posed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline was a mammoth plan to exploit Canadian resources on a mind-boggling scale. He said 12 of the 16 companies in the consortium expected to build the pipeline are U.S.-controlled. Mr. Lewis said Canada soon will be asked to find billion for the project which would be controlled large- ly by the multi-national corporations in the consortium. The pipeline project "involves our economic and po- litical independence, the ecology of our fragile North and Canada's entire said Mr. Lewis. In Ottawa Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said gas reserves developed in the western Arctic were pri- marily for Canadian consumption. Still to be decided was whether Ins pipeline, need- ed to bring the gas to southern markets, should be fi- nanced by selling surplus gas to U.S. customers. In a reply directed at the Committee for an Inde- pendent Canada, Mr. Macdonald said he shared its concern that control of tlie pipeline rest in Canadian hands. Legal control would, rest with the National Energy Board. But the government also was concerned that corporate control rest in Canadian hands and that Ca- nadians have the chance to hold a majority of the voting shares in the pipeline. Mr. Truc'eau started liis day in St. John's, Nfld., where he said the Conservatives are a party of fear. He charged the Conservatives with playing on the fears of people. They're gloomslers ''Liberalism means confidence and freedom and lib- erty of the said the prime minister. "Con- Kervnfism means let's go slowly, let's be careful, let's be conservative about it." On the steps of city hall in Saint John, N.B., Mr. Trudeau said the Conservative party was made up "of gloomsters, hemming and hawing gloomy people who don't believe in the future of the coun- try." Winding up a wlurlwind tour in Moncton, he prom- ised his government would deliver "happiness, econ- omic security and self-fulfilment." Alxnit persons also were toM lhat the Offi- cial Languages Act and the regional economic expan- sion department together added up to "nothing short of equality of opportunity for all Canadians." In Gatineau, Que., Mr. Caouette said if Canadians controlled their own economy, there would be no talk of separation. He said the U.S. loans money on Ihe basis of this country's natural resources and the Bank of Canada should do the same. Canadian social security plans now divide rather than unite Canada, he said. They should be replaced by a guaranteed annual income system. Mouse racing new craze among Australians PERTH (Router) You name it and Australians will bet on it. The latest craze is mouse racing and It's expanding rapkJJy in popularity. Each Sunday in the Western Australian port of Fremanllc on llic outskirts of Perth, a group of busi- nessmen stage a weekly race meeting complete with a totalizator, beer stall, hamburger bar and grandstand, fttarlers, owners, trainers and stewards pack into the Royal George raceway along with about 100 racing enthusiasts. Bets arc placed on a organized and con- trolled by the world's first such West- em Australian Mouse Racing Association. Secretary and official liamUcappcr is H tourist agency executive, U. A. Houston, who started tlio ''meetings" years ajjo with a "couple of strays.1' Now it is big business and sonic of the local punters have taken up lo from one race. About 100 people attend each meeting lo bet on races staged on a ninc-foot-long wooden track each ImiR separated by wooden partitions. ''One of my mice, Silver Birch, holds the track rec- ord of -six snid Houston proudly. "He's a beauty. Pure white and very Tho association now has 7f> registered mice after starting two years ago with only six, Houston has plans for a breeding fami and ona mouse was recently sold for A lipster sheet called MouKCplay is produced week- ly giving details of barters, probable prices, owners nml trainers. million planes pnlled from combat in Vietnam Sophisticated plane like this one vanishes mysteriously SAIGON (AP) The United States has pulled the F-lll fighter-torn from combat after delaying for five days the disclosure that one of the so- pliisticaled planes had vanished mysteriously on its first mis- sion. While the swing-wing F-lll jets were withdrawn, scores of I'M Phantoms from bases in Thailand launched heavy strikes vest of Hanoi near tho border where a new North Vietnamese buildup was reported under way for a dry- season offensive in Laos. The U.S. command refused to officially acknowledge the re- ports, which came from re- liable sources, that the mil- lion F-lll planes had been with- drawn from combat after the loss of one with two men aboard Thursday. Less than a dozen missions were flown by the F-llls which had just returned to the war zone after a four-year absence, sources said. LOSS KNOWN The loss of the F-lll was common knowledge among journalists, and had been re- ported by some Western news agencies from Bangkok as well as by Radio Hanoi last week. But the U.S. command kept an embargo on reporters in Sai- gon, who were under penalty oi being disaccreditai. The command issued only brief statement on the loss, the fourth in the war zone since the F-llls first came to Vietnam in March, 1368. The first missions were flown In a high-risk area between Hanoi and the Chinese border, although some air force officers argued for scheduling them in a region of less danger to break in the computerized planes gradually. DANES JOIN COMMON MARKET Premier steps IOOKING FORWARD TO HIS TOOTH A.'Y. Jackson, only living member of the original Group of Seven, sils comfortably oulside his Kleinburg, Ont. home wearing famous Georgian Bay hat atop his thinning white hair. Mr. Jackson, after celebrating his 90th birthday, said he'd like to be TOO._____________________ Harvest problems plague Russians tant because of dry weather which stunted the gram of Eu- MOSCOW (Reuter) The vi- tal grain harvest of northern Kazakhstan is facing serious problems because much of it is damp and there are not enough railway cars to move it to dry- ing facilities, Pravda com- plained today. Kazakhstan normally pro- vides one-fifth of the total wheat harvest and this year's crop there is especially impor- No Herald oil Monday The Herald will not nublish Monday, October 9, Thanks- giving day. Display advertisers are re- of the following dead- lines for advertising: Ads to appear Tuesday. Oct. 10 must be at The Herald by noon Fri- day, Oct. C; and for Wednes- day, Oct. il by a.m. Sat- urday, Ocf. 7. Classified ads submitted by a.m. .SaturcViy will appear in the Tuesday, Ocl. 10 edition. ropean Russia and the Ukraine. Foreign analysts say the vir- gin lands crop is good and per- haps excellent but needs to bo brought in quickly because o( heavy rains at harvest time. Pravda's complaint today suggested to observers that un- less something is done quickly some of the grain may rot be- fore it can he dried. The Communist party news- paper said Ihe southern Urals railway system had only pro- vided half the cars requested in the north Kazakhstan region, and in Ihe Kokchetav region only GO per cent of (he Septem- ber plan for grain trans- portation xvas fulfilled. It cited as another example. the Tsclinograd grain elevator, where drying equipment was working non-stop hut the piles of grain slill keep growing. Only hy moving it away by train could it he dried fast enough. The poor harvest has caused Russia lo buy large quantifies nf wheat from the United States this year. From AP-REUTEK COPENHAGEN (CP) The. Danish people voted nearly two to one Monday lo join the Eu- ropean Economic the Common set off a boom on the Copenhagen stock market. But Prime Minis- ter Jens Otto Krag coupled a victory speech in parliament with his resignation. The favorable vote came just a week after neighboring Nor- wegians voted lo stay out of the market. The move by Krag was a sur- prise. He said his minority So- cial Democratic government would remain in power and that his resignation as prime minister was "a personal deci- sion There was a possibility Krag !s quilting lo bring about a re- grouping oE political forces in parliament. Some reports, however, said Krag wants to lead Denmark's permanent delegation to Brus- sels, headquarters of the Com- mon Market. NO CHANGE The 58-year-old leader said he wanted to step down for a long time. He claimed that the ref- erendum Monday had not changed the parliamentary sit- ualion and the Social Demo- cratic government would con- tinue. said he would recom- mend the No. 2 man in his gov- e r n m e n Minister Knud provisional prime minister. The vole placed Denmark alongside Britain and Ihe Re- public of Ireland as new mem- bers of Ihe Market, which will tolal nine members by next Jan. 1. France, Italy, West Ger- many, Belgium, the Nether- lands and Luxembourg are the. original sLv Jobless insurance fund deficit in JL MONTREAL (CP) Bryce Mackasey, federal manpower minister, said Monday the Unemployment Insurance Com- mission's deficit stands at about S544 million but he in- terc'r, to defend the govern- ment's handling of the program to the hilt in the election cam- paign. "I'm going to defend it be- cause I think it is a tragedy to have it become part of Ihe elec- tion he said in on interview. He called the deficit a "drop In the bucket" from national revenues and attributed it to in- creased benefits now being of- fered by the UIC. In another interview, Mr. Mackasey says the government will announce Wednesday _ a year-round, local in- Canadian sues U.S. govt. over rain-making device MONTREAL fCPl A suit claiming million has been filed against the United States government by a Montreal me- teorologist who claims a cloud- seeding device he invented is being used to produce rain over the Ho Chi Minh trail in Viet- nam. Bernard Power, president ol the Weather Engineering Corp. of Canada Ltd. and the Weather Engineering Corp. of America, said in an Interview PREMIER KKAG surprise move Canadians taunt U.S. tourists VANDERHOOF, B.C. (CP) Canadians and American tour- ists clashed on the main street of this town early Saturday, ap- parently after some Canadians taunted the Americans, it was learned today. RCMP in the (own 60 miles west of Prince George, said 40 to 50 persons were involved in the clash. Police moved in befcre there was serious injury or damage. One Vanderhoof man was la- ken lo hospital with leg in- juries and several others re- ceived minor cuts and bruises. 7'olicc are preparing changes in the incident, the first of ils kind here where many Ameri- cans own land. today the suit was filed Sept. 8 in Ihe U.S. court ot claims in Washington, D.C. The suit centres on alleged use of a rain-making device called Weaihercord which Mr. Power invented about 10 yea-s ago and palented in Canada, the U.S. and 25 other countries. The device is an exploding three-pound canister containing silver iodide crystals which is dropped into clouds _ from an aircraft lo produce rain. M'.-. Power said he has pat- ents on alt methods and appa- ratus which employ explosives dropped from aircraft to seed clouds. He estimates worth, of the canisters, priced at about each, have been used by American forces lo ex- tend monsoon rains over Ihe Ho Chi Minh Irail. Mr. Power's company does weather consulting work for a number of clients including Hydro-Quebec, Ihe Saskatche- wan and Newfoundland power commissions and Bell Foreign clients include U.S. Steel, the governments of Bo- livia and India and Pennsylva- nia Power and Light. lliatives program and he hinted it will place greater emphasis on taking people off unemploy- ment insurance. The SlOO-million LIP plan was first introduced last winter to combat high seasonal unem- ployment. It expired in May but was prolonged until Sep. tember 30 with another ?30 mil- lion. _B HITS-CRITICS Mr. Mackasey also criticized people who stress abuses of the insurance scheme. These people "create awful con- he said. "The people who get unem- ployment insurance have a right to it, because they have worked and contributed lo it. This isn't a welfare plan. It's insurance against loss of in- come by being out of work." The number who abuse the plan is minute, Ihe minister said. He also released a report from the Unemployment Insur- ance Commission which showed steps are being taken to I'gWej the checks on. illegitimate claims. There were claims disallowed in the 12 months ended July this year compared with in the previous 12 months. The number of claims rose to nearly 1.98 million from under 1.93 million in the earlier pe- riod. The commission Is also add- ing 80 more claims investiga- tors to bring its investigation staff to 307 by mid-Xovember. survvors Woman on board NEW YORK (AP) Cath- erine Cleary, a 55-year-old banker, was elected Monday ss the first woman member of the board of directors of Genera! Motors Corp. Miss Cleary is president of Firsl Wisconsin Trust Co. of Milwaukee. fears of civil war 7 don't know their names but orw pfftys chess and tha others olev Jiockeyl' L..ACKPOOL, England (AP) Former prime minister Har- old Wilson warned today Hint public opinion will demand Ihe withdrawal of Brilish Iroops from Northern Ireland unless private armies arc swiftly rts- nrmcd in tha embattled prov- ince The Opposition Labor party leader said the Irish situation is worsening and once more there are real fears of civil war. He urged new talks between all Brilish and northern and southern Irish parties "to con- sider (he implications of a move lo a united Ireland." Wilson roused the annual parly convention will] a call (or unity lo meet what he por- trayed as Britain's mounting economic political crisis. This trouble can be cured only by an early general elec- lion, he said. The 1.200 delegates gave him n standing ovation, suggesting his leadership is not under immediate challenge even though some of his pol- icies remain under fierce at- tack. LISTS FATUJRF.E Wilson accused Prime Minis- ter Heath's government of fail- ing lo check inflation, cut unemployment and control rcnl. price and other Increases in living cosls. Tliis was one of the two big issues dominating British poll- lies. The olher cenfrcs on entry into the European Common Market, due Jan. 1. This has been achieved, Wilson claimed, Ih rough "totally anti-con- stilulional. anti-democratic'1 parliamentary processes. On Northern Ireland, Wilson made clear he does not po nlong with rising demands in the country for a pullout of British Iroops on Ihe premise, ns he put it, of letting the Irish "cut one anolliCT's Ihroals." Wilson s.nid, Britain now faces "irreconcilable deadlock" In situation that Is subjecting Britain's or so f-oops to "virtually uncontrolled gun- law." "There arc upwards of 000 licensed weapons in North- ern Ireland and God alona knows how many illegal ones. "I row warn Mr. Hcalh. The possession of private is not an inalienable right. Public opinion in Britain will not for long tolerate the continued presence of Brilish troops un- less firm aclion is taken to make illegal Ihe holding of pri- vate arms." lie said political uniforms worn by Romar, Catholic and I'rolcslanl mili'ants must bo banned on both sides. No in Russian plane crash MOSCOW (Router) A So- viat airliner has crashed on an internal flight from Sochi to Moscow, killing everyone on board, reliable SOLUTCS said today. The four-engined turbo-prop aircrafl crashed Monday after- noon not long afler leaving the Soviet Black Sea resort, the sources Casualty figures were not im- mediately known. The Ilyushin- 18 eniered service in the late 1950s and versions on Ihe Mos- cow-Soclii run are understood to seat some passengers. Seen and heard About town ARTS and science dean Dr. K. Quo having only enough spare time lo eat sanr'wiches since being ap- pointed dean Has- miissen boasting about the brand new carpet she's put in her house Irailer William Helton remarking it is "udderly painful'' for a cow lo be milked.