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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 75 ABOVE The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 249 LETHBRII1GE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, OCTOBEri 4, 107! PRICE OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES Action Canada won't bridge By STEWART MACLEOD TORONTO (CP) Regardless of what may hap- pen in future, there is no immediate indication that Action Canada, as result of its founding convention here, will become a bridge for the union of Progres- sive Conservative and Social Credit parties. Representatives of both parties attending the Ac- tion Canada convention as observers were not making any official comments on the unification proposals, but it was clear they were not optimistic. "We'll have to know a lot more about Action Can- said a Conservative observer. "After all, members hardly constitute a viable political entity." When Paul Hellyer, former Liberal cabinet min- ister, announced the formation of his "people's move- ment" last May, he said he would work toward a re- alignment of existing opposition forces. And by inviting representatives of the Conservative and Social Credit parties to this three-day founding convention, he made clear what type of realignment he had in mind. Neither the Liberals or New Democrats were in- vited. Six Conservatives came from Ottawa, none of them remaining for more than one day, and one visiting for only a few hours. Gilbert Rondeau rep- resented his party but because cf a serious family illness left shortly afterwards. Didn't join in None of these parly representatives look part in any of the discussions. "I wish they said Mr. Hellyer. Bert Leboc, a former Social Credit MP for Cari- boo, said there is nothing in the Action Canada pro- gram that would disturb members of Ms party, but he wouldn't predict the outcome of unification efforts. "In politics you just never said Mr. Leboe, now an Action Canada member. With its emphasis on free enterprise, and its pro- posal to expand the money supply, Action Canada has been viewed as a possible link between Conservatives and Social Credit. "But you don't change party loyal- ties just like said one Conservative. Mr. Hellyer will say only that he has been prom- ised co-operation from the political leaders he has talked with. He has had conversations with Social Credit Leader Real Caouette. But some Action Canada members say the serious talks are merely beginning. The first big step was to crgani'ie a convention and nail down basic policies. And loyalties go in both directions. "Action Canada already means a lot to said one highly-placed member. "I am not sure I want to throw in my lot with (he Tories." Taiwan debt May sink By STEPHEN SCOTT UNITED NATIONS (CP) If Taiwan should leave the UN tills year, as many expect, it may leave be- hind a debt lo the financially-pressed organization amounting lo almost S30 million. As of today the Chinese Nationalist government of Taiwan owes about million as its share of regular UN budgets plus another million as its contribu- tion to past peacekeeping operations in the Middle East and The Congo. And that is not all. Taiwan also owes almost as much to the specialized agencies cf the UN. UN sources say the Nationalist debt added to that of other countries, notably France and the Soviet bloc, has put the UN' in such a serious financial predica- ment that Secretary-General U Thant has said it is in danger of going bankrupt. At this moment the UN owes member countries S131.5 million for the Middle East and The Congo peacekeeping experiences and that does not count low- interest bonds it has sold and on which it is making regular payments of principle and interest. Owes Canada money It owes Ciinrjda ?5 million for the peacekeeping operations and Canada Irakis another million in bonds. The UN has paid off another million in bonds. At the same lime about million in assess- ments to the regular budget have not yet been paid and mJllion i.s owing in assessments of the previous year. llnpt- is hcin.y CApre.sscd here tliiit a way will shortly be found to bail out the UN. Foreign Minister Schumann of France, country is one of the debtors, has announced that France give au "important sum" !o (ho UN shortly. Tlxi hope is that his example will followed by the Soviet Union, another principal debtor, and the United .States. Kxtcrnal Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp lias said Hint if l.lioM1 three coimlries make, a major conlrihn-. Jion l.he UN, he recommend that t'nnada do likewise. This is de-spile the fact that Canada pave million in lOlfi to help out Hie tiling that France, the Soviet bloc and I he United States failed to do. White the Nationalist are not the greatest debtors here, their arrears stand out because of the tenuous position that Taiwan holds in the UN at the moment. The Albanian proposal for the seating of Comniu-' nisi. China ami expelling the Nationalists has eonsid- rrahle. support, including that of Canada, f Vance, Britain and other Western countries. Under (lie UN's complicated assessment formula, v.hich I'verylhine from wealth to size, the NatimialiM.s pay four per cent of the UN budget, which in 1972 will conic to slightly more than million. WILLIAM ROGERS Perilous Path No halt in farm debate OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons decided Monday to con- tinue debate on grain payments legislation, despite a plea by the three Prairie agriculture minis- ters Friday for a week-long postponement. Otto Lang, minister responsi- ble for the Canadian wheat hoard, said he got no agreement from opposition parties to sus- pend debate on legislation to stabilize incomes in the Prairie grain industry. The Prairie ministers, Samuel Uskiw of Manitoba and his counterparts' in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Jack Messcr and Hugh Homer, said Friday fol- lowing a meeting with Mr. Lang that they wanted a "cooling-off period1' in which to further con- sider and improve the legisla- tion. Conservative House leader Gerald Baldwin (Peace River) and his New Democratic Party counterpart Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) said they had been informed of the request during the weekend. But both blamed the govern- ment for not removing the legis- lation from the Commons time- table. Workers road MONTLAUIUER, Que. (CP) About 100 members of Le Front Commun dcs Travailleiirs de Sogefor today began blocking all traffic on Highway 11, three miles north of here, to protest what they caff government inac- tion in the shutdown of two local wood processing plants this summer. Three months ago, Sogefor, the semi-government agency that operated the plants, de- cided to close them as they were no longer considered a feasible investment. Premier Robert Bourassa had promised last February lo keep the plants open until a buyer could be found but they were closed. The plant workers have been aflcr the government to reopen the plants since the shut- down. The blockade is stopping and diverting all traffic on to sec- ondary roads. Electrical workers off job VANCOUVER (CP) Elec- triciil workers walked off the job at British Columbia Hydro operations this morning over a contract dispute that resulted in rotating strikes against the crown corporation this summer. The move came without waniing other than a strike, mandate given Local Ml! of the Electrical Workers nt general membership meetings Sunday. A spokesman for hydro said be had no idea how many of Ihe more than workers, mostly linemen, were off tho job. Rogers pleads Most of returned Taiwan case UNITED NATIONS (CP) U.S. State Secretary William P. Rogers pleaded strongly with the United Nations today not to oust Nationalist China, saying "the path of expulsion is peril- ous." Rogers also called for an ac- cord b reopen the Suez canal as a "major step toward peace" in the Middle East, and set forth a six-point negotiating agenda to achieve this. In a wide-ranging policy speech to the 130-country UN Genera! Assembly, Rogers in addition: the Russians have agreed to discuss proposed United States-Soviet offensive missile curbs in greater detail when the strategic arms-limita- tion talks resume in Vienna next month. the Soviet pro- posal for a periodic world dis- armament conference outside the UN, saying such "grandiose schemes tend to generate many words and few results." on East Germany to live up to the new big-power agreement on access to West Berlin. final resolution of this Berlin issue, in turn, could lead toward an East-West conference on Europe and mutual force-cut negotiations. SUPPORTS TAIWAN Rogers' strongest plea in his 5.000-word prepared address was in behalf of Nationalist China the long-time U.S. ally which now faces possi- ble expulsion in the manoeuvi- ing over seating Peking. A U.S. move to prevent this is facing tough-going. A showdown vote is due late this month. Almost all countries, includ- ing the U.S., want to bring mainland China (Peking) into the United Nations, he said. But it would he unfair to do this ousting a government which represents the 14 million peo- ple on Ta-wan, he added. "The issue before this hody L, thus the issue of he said. OPPOSED BY CANADA Despite the considerable power of the U.S. in the world organization, many diplomats believe the "Two-China" pro- posal will fall. Canada has said it cannot support such a policy. It was the first time in many years the U.S. slate secretary himself has delivered the an- nual policy statement. Tradi- tionally, the U.S. permanent representative, who has cabi- net rank, has made it. Accountants surrender SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. fCP) With most of the money from Prince Edward Island's biggest theft back in the hands of the authorities, hvo young bank ac- countants wanted in the case gave themselves up to police here today. DEAD WOMAN REMOVED Susan Giffe', body is taken from a private plane hijacked and then trapped by the FBI when il landed at Jacksonville Fla. fo refuel. The FBI said Mrs. Giffe was shot by her husband, George Mai- lory Giffe Jr., who also killed the pilot and himself. iee persons in hijack drama EXPELLED Georgi Ku7- netsov, above, Iieacl of the .Soviet Embassy's information section in London, revealed during television interview he is our. of the IPS Russians have been told to leave Britain. He said on tile inter- view Friday that he many people who were being expelled hart done Ibeir best lo improve relations Urilain and Hlissin. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) A real estate salesman hauled his kicking, screaming wife aboard a private plane today at Nashville, Term., com- mandeered Uie craft with a .45- calibrc automatic pistol and then killed the woman, the pilot and himself when trapped here, police reported. The FBI said George Mallory Giffe Jr.. 34, died en route to hospital. Susan Giffe, his beauti- ful 25-year-old estranged wife, and Brent Quinton Downs, the pilot were found dead inside the posh, twin-engine turbine-pro- peller Air Hawk Commander. Two other persons, a co-pilot and i. man charged with aiding Gine, survived unharmed. Nashville police and the FBI said tiie drama began shortly after midnight Sunday night when Mrs. Giffe got off work from her job as a switchboard operator at a Nashville motel. They snid she showed up at the Na.shville airport a short time later and was put aboard the private charter flight by Gilfc. When bis wife began fighting and screaming that she was being abducted, they said Giffe told Downs lie was a doc- tor taking the woman to Miami, Fla., for treatment. But Downs asked for identifi- cation, they said, and Giffe whipped out his pistol and or- dered the pilot to fly him to the Bahamas. TRICKED HIJACKER Once airborne, the pilot ra- dioed he was being hijacked. FBI agents said Downs per- suaded Giffe he was low on fuel and landed the plane at Jack- sonville International Airport. After the craft touched down, FBI agents surrounded it and shot out the tires and one en- gine that was still running. Po- lice said Giffe fired twice through the plane's windshield and then turned the gun on his victims. INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT Archibald MacLeod, 28, and William MacDonald, 29, sought by poh'ce in a three-week inter- national manhunt, returned to Prince Edward Island from an undisclosed U.S. city during the weekend and surrendered to the police chief in this town of 10.000 at 9 a.m. today. Their lawyer said police were unaware of their return to the province until they walked into the police station today. They were immediately ar- raigned on charges of theft of more than S50. Bail was set at S10.000 each, and the case was adjourned for one week. Police said arrangements for the men's release on bail were being completed and the two were expected to be released early this afternoon. More than S4M.OOO was miss- ing from the bank Sept. 9 after authorities discovered the theft, believed to have taken place the previous evening. A bank spokesman said today he understood most of the money had been returned to Uie bank, but he was unable to give details on how this was done. The lawyer for MacLeod and MacDonald said the money was returned by courier last week and according to information he had received most of the miss- ing money was recovered. The lawyer, Charles McQuaid of Charlottetown, said he was contacted by the two men from somewhere in the U.S. last week. He declined to say ex- actly where. Arrangements were made for the two accountants to drive back to Summerside. Police Chief S. D. A. Wanna- roaker of the town police force was asked lo be in his office at 9 a.m. today. The two men walked into his office and the arrests were made. MacDonald was Uie chief ac- countant at the Summerside branch of the Canadian Impe- rial Bank of Commerce. Mac- Leod was his assistant. Both men are married young families. 'I7ie All in Nigeria Lagos (R e u t e r) Mu- ll a m m e d Ali. former world heavyweight boxing champion, flew into Lagos Monday from London to begin a four-day goodwill visit to Nigeria. Ailing Greene on the mend TOKYO (Renter! Energy Minister J. J. Greene of Can- ada, who suffered a stroke last Wednesday, is making substan- tial and rapid progress, a Cana- dian embassy spokesman said today. But the spokesman said he did not know yet how long Greene will remain in hospital. The minister arrived Sept. 25 to attend a one-day Japan-Can- ada atomic energy conference. LONDON (Renter) Russian diplomats and trade officials ac- cused of spying in Britain left London with their families Sun- day aboard a Soviet cruise liner bound for Leningrad. Only about half a dozen of the 90 Soviet officials named in the British government's expulsion order Sept. 24 remained behind. Two hundred Russians boarded the liner Baltika behind a tigiit security cordon after convoys of official cars and moving vans ferried them and their possessions from London. Among the passengers were 12 accredited diplomats and many members of the Soviet trade delegation. All had been given until Friday to leave Brit- ain. They were seen off by sightseers and some of their col- leagues including the Soviet and have charge d'affaires. Ivan Ippoli- tov, filling for the Soviet ambas- sador who is currently on holi- day in Moscow. Laiiig predicts early removal of U.S. Plan new incentives for business Commandos hanged AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Three commandos belonging to the Popular Front for the Liber- ation of Pnle.sline were hanged today in lire central prison, the eovcrumcnl announced. EDMONTON (CP) A com- mittee of Progressive Conser- vative members of the legisla- ture win recommend new in- centives for Alberta businesses. Industry Minister Fred Pea- cock announced today. minisler told n news con- ference the committee, lo be headed by Edmonton econ- omist. Young. MLA for Jas- per Place, was sol up to fill an urgent need for more sec- ondary and service industry throughout the province and lo develop a stimulating climate for small business. Tim committee's recommen- dations "will result in the es- tablishment of a new Alberta incentives Mr. Peacock said. CONTKItN lie sjiid the government "ha.s deep concern that there should be a sufficient balance in the Alberta economy to en- able citizens to choose be- tween the alternatives of self- employment or earning their living as salaried employees." Oilier members of the com- mittee, which will begin work immediately, are lanjcr John Ashton, ftdmonton-Otlewoll, en- gineer Tom Chambers, Edmon- ton-Calder; and publisher Er- nie Jamison, SI. Albert. The group's first job will IHI to revise legislation, including the Industrial Devel- opment Incentives Act, which provides for low-interest loans that, can be "forgiven" for spe- cific industries. The federal government's re- gional development incentives program will bo reviewed, along with federal laws such as tho new federal tax legislation as to their effect on small busi- ness in Alberta. Needs and sources of financ- ing for small business with special attention to risk and in- vestment, capital will be. studied, including the potential of flic Treasury Branch as an expanded source of funds. The committee will make recommendations on the kinds of business training and programs to improve business skills. VICTORIA (CP) _ Federal Works Minisler Arthur Laing predicts there will be an early removal of the United States import surdinrge nnd increased government spending to ease Canadian unemployment. "There seems to be a defin- ite change in atlitude on the rigidity of President Nixon's economic Mr. Laing said. "The United States is re- alizing that no country can be an island for much longer than six weeks. I would predict that the 10 per cent surcharge on all U.S. import goods will be removed rather quickly." Alberta prepared to talk police eolleiie sdiemc Seen and heard college EDMONTON (CP) Attor- ney-General Morv I.eitch said (.relay ho is prepared lo discus with other provinces the prac- (lenlily of a police college. He was commenting on a re- port from Eslcvan that Attor- ney-General Roy Romanow of Saskatchewan would consider (lie merits of a prairie police college. Mr. said that, tis n member of the Calgary Police Commission last year, he was on a committee that explored the idea of an Alberta police college but it appeared (hat the number of graduates from one province alone would not be sufficient to make it practical. About town i 'URIOI'S residents. Jack, Shirley. Janet and Shar- on Hayworth, Marge. Timns- Alice, Ilngli, Ilufihio and Donald MarAlllay, I'.ls- petli, Ki-itli and Paul Walker marvelling at. a spider mon- key loose in the neighbor- hood tipping a bottle 01 the finest lager Hrrmnn Halm telling friends he shaved his head last summer for Iwo purposes: lo keep cool and to protest long hair. ;