Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Low tonighf near 30; High Friday near 65. VOL. LXV No. 251 LETHBRIDGE, ALBURTA, THUHSUAY, OCTOBER 5, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES Soviet stand on pollution question mark By DAVID NICHOLSON UNITED NATIONS (CP) Debate is expected to begin here shortly on recommend aliens to curb pollu- tion throughout the world but the Soviet position on the matter remains a big question mark. Tiie General Assembly's economic and financial committee will consider the report ot the UN Confer- ence on the Human Environment which was held in Stockholm last July. The environment question is one of the major Ca- nadian interests at this year's assembly and has two direct Canadian connections, Maurice Strong of Can- ada served as secretary-general of the Stockholm meet- ing and another Canadian, Brace Rankin, is chair- man of the assembly committee which will deal with its recommendations. One major factor at the Stockholm conference was the absence of the Soviet Union and other East Euro- pean countries. They boycotted the talks because East Germany was barred from participating on an equal basis with West Germany. Although the Stockholm meeting produced several major recommendations for new international ma- chinery to slop pollution and save global resources, their chances of being adopted here have been held in question because it was not known how the Russians would react. Wants full okay Informed Western sources said Wednesday tha Stockholm recommendations arc expected to come up for debate in about a week. Canada, one of the mov- ing forces behind the Stockholm proposals, wants to see them adopted undiluted. What Canada hopes is that the assembly will "note" the Stockholm proposals, thus approving them without debate and thus leaving them intact. But how Russia and other East European coun- tries will react still is unclear. One suggestion heard from several sources is tliat the Russians will pro- pose that East Germany, not a UN member, be in- vited to participate in the debate. If the Russians do make this move, a Canadian source said, it is likely they will be outvoted. Tho question then would be whether the Russians would seek a full debate on the Stockholm proposals, thus opening the possibility that the recommendations might be substantially changed. Even if the assembly approves without change the new machinery proposed by the Stockholm conference, there is a possibility that the Soviet Union and other East European countries might refuse to pay their portions of Ihe cost. This is the path the East Euro- peans have followed on UN peace-keeping operations with which they have disagreed. One problem past One hopeful note is the reported resolution of dis- agreements between Brazil and Argentina over one clause of the Stockholm report. Those two South American countries had quarrel- led over whether one country had the obligation to consult another country over questions which might af- fect the environment of the other, The dispute grew out of developments Brazil was carrying out on a river basin wluch it shares with Argentina. As a result of this disagreement, the proposal at Stockholm which would have made it the "duty" of one country to consult with another on common en- vironmental questions was changed to say that a coun- try had only to notify its neighbor of development work it planned. But the Brazilian-Argentine impasse now is report- ed to have been resolved. The Canadian source said this makes it less likely that cither of the South American countries will challenge the Stockholm pro- posals, thus opening the whole question for possible angry debate. f f. ELECTION CAMPAIGN ISSUE ieat battle stirs storm FIRST BOLT IN PLACE Federal Agriculture Minister Bud Olson tightens tlie first bolt for a supporting pillar for ihe expansion program at Ihe Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. Surrounded by capable assistants in hard hats, left to right, Mayor Andy Anderson, con- tractor Glen Lillle, Cy McAndrews, assistant deputy minister of agriculture for Alberla and Stan Tiffin, president of the lethbridge and District Exhibition Association. The 000 expansion program is scheduled for completion before the end of the year. Sse story page 17. _________-Walter Kerber Photo From AP-TIEUTER BEIRUT (CP) President Amvar Sadat of Egypt was quoted today as saying that he expelled thousands of Russian military advisers in July be- cause they became a burden after Ihe Kremlin leaders in- dicated they opposed resumo- tion of hostilities in the Middle East- In a wide-ranging interview will] the Lebanese magazine Al Hawadess Sadat also discussed future Soviet-Egyp- tian relations. He said he had written Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev urging: "let's c'o our best so certain actions may not result iti replacing tha friendship our two peo- ples with bitterness." Egyptian Premier Aziz Sidky heads for Moscow next week in an attempt to improve rela- tions, which have been strained since Ihe Russian troops left Egypt- By VICTOR MACK1E Herald Ottawa llureau OTTAWA The battle over wheat in this election campaign is stirring up a dust storm across the prairies as Olto Lang takes on John Diefcnba- kcr and Alvin Hamilton. Lang is the minister who re- ports for the Wheat Board. Ho is boasting of the record wheat sales made by the board under the Trudeau government. The boast brought cheers from a political audience in Swift Cur- rent recently when Prime Min- ister Pierre Trudeau repeated it with relish. But Hamilton, former federal agriculture minister in the Die- fenbaker government, has ac- cused Lang of having short- changed the western farmers. He says the board has no more wheat left to sell and the farm- ers must sit back and watch as world wheat prices soar. Hamilton has attacked the government for medling with the wheat farmers' decisions on how much wheat he should grow through the introduction of the Lower Inventory for To- morrow (LIFT) program. The late James G. Gardiner, long lime Liberal minister of agri- culture, used to caution his cab- inet colleagues and bureau- crats, against interfering with the prairie farmers' plans to grow wheat. "Jimmy" Gardiner knew enough to trust the farmer lo make up his own mind about how mucrh wheat to grow. Ham- ilton says that when bureau- crats and a lawyer, such as Otto Lang, start attempting to dictate to the wheat growers haw much 'wheat to plant and when, it leads lo disaster. If the western farmer had been left alone and not forced nnt Solar energy system cuts out power plants SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) An engineering pro- fessor nt Arizona Stale University says he has success- fully tei-ied a system lhat would enable most homes, factories and office buildings to generate their own electricity by harnessing energy from the sun. "With this type ot solar energy system you wouldn't have to build more power plants in most of the nation to meet the growing energy Dr. Charles Backus told a news conference. "Every building would be its own power plant. Only the northeast part of Hie country, which doesn't get that much sunlight, would have lo get additional power with other means." Rackus. hero lo attend the Intersocicty Energy Conversion Engineering Conference sponsored hy tho American Chemical Society, said his system uses a scries of solar cells developed to power spaceships during flight. The cells, he said, are put on the roof of a build- ing in such a marker that wlien Ihe sun's rays hit Ihem, the energy is absorbed and turned into elec- tricity which (he building can immediately use. The energy also can bo stored. From BELFAST (CP) The Provi- sional wing of the outlawed Irish Republican Army said Wednesday night it smashed a British army intelligence un- dercover ring in Belfast and "executed" five agents, in- cluding the daughter of an army brigadier. The British army called Iho IRA claim "ridiculous rub- bish." But it followed the ma- chine-gun slaying Monday of British undercover agent Tom Stewart, posing as a laundry van driver in Belfast. The Provisional admitted they were responsible. The agent and a girl soldier posing as his nrsistant were one of several undercover telligence teams operating in Belfast. The teams form Ihe 50-slrong MRP (Immediate Reaction ForceX which is reputed lo have scored several notablo successes against the Provi- sional in the last few months. Tiie army was reported to have launched a major security investigation into how the IRA learned the non-existent "Four Square Laundry" operation was an elaborate cover for an in- telligence setup. There wera fears the IRA had penetrated tiie undercover organization. CLAIMS 5 SLAIN Sources said those fears were heightened. Wednesday when the IRA said it had killed Slew- art and four other agents, in- cluding the group's second in command, whom they identi- fied as an army major known by the code-name "Bosnian Jim." The army admitted Slewart's death, but" the IRA sairt Ihe army had hushed up the loss of the other four agents. Kadat did not say what hs had in mind for relations witli the Russians, but indicated that in the future Egypt must be ca- pable of manufacturing its own weapons. Sadat said the Soviet Union would not give him Ihe ad- vancecl weapons he had asked IS 11U TT II for, specifically the MiG-23. ELUSIVE AIRCRAFT "We have tested the MiG-23 in Egypt. It flew more than once over Israel and took pho- tographs." The MiG-23 was designed pri- marily as an interceptor lo shoot'down high-altitude Ameri- can strategic bombers, but later it wras equipped with air- to-air missiles. Four of them were based in Egypt, hut flew only reconnaissance flights. Referring to Egyptian-Soviet relations, Sadat said: "Through experience we found that the Russians had a specified strategy which they do not want lo change, and this strategy does not conform to ours." TORONTO (CP) Edmonton Eskimos' protest of their 10-9 loss lo Ottawa Rough Riders in Edmonton Sept. 23 has been re- jected by Jake Gaudaur, Cana- dian Football League commis- sioner. In throwing cut the protest, Gaudaur also was critical of a communications break-down at Edmonton's Clarke Stadium which resulted in fans and tele- vision viewers not learning the result of the game until about 15 minutes after the final gun sounded. to cut back his wheat produc- tion througii (he incentives in the LIFT program, the Wheat Board would have ample sup- plies to sell at the rising world prices, says Hamilton. He raps Lang and his bureaucrats for butting into the prairie farm- ers' operations. It has cost tho farmer dearly, he claims. John Diefenbaker, seeking re- election in Prince Albert, adds his voice to the criticism of Lang and the Liberal govern- ment. He charges that Lang has been selling wheat below the cost of production. He re- calls that in the Commons tha minister had denied this charge. "Now he proves it in his own the former prime minister, has jubilantly told newsmen. He is referring to a letter that Lang wrote to his constituents. Justice Minister Lang has powerful ammunition in (his campaign, in pointing to the record sales. He is counting on this and changes made in the system of shipping grain to tho west coast and lakehead ports, to swing votes to the Liberal candidates in the wheat belt. There is no doubt that Lang's stock has risen considerably in the past year. At one lime ha was given liflle chance of being re-eleeted. Now most observ- ers who have sampled the opin- ions of western farmers report that Lang should get in without much trouble. The problem fac- ing the prairie people is how to vote !or Lang without voting for Trudeau. The enthusiasm for Lang stir- red up among the wheat farm- ers because of the wheat sales has caused the Conservatives and New Democratic Party concern. The man who is tack- ling that problem at first hand is Hamilton. He, at one time, enjoyed the reputation of being a top ranking salesman. He won Ihe applause of Iho western fanners when China made large purchases during his regime as minister. Now Hamilton is attempting a come- back by seeking election in Sas- katchwan's Qu'Appelle-Moosa Mountain constituency. World wheat prices are soar- Ing, lie points out. But the Ca- nadian Wheat Board has been caught short because it went on such a selling spree in advance of the general election, that it has little left to dispose of at the high prices. If it had not been for the LIFT program the board would have more wheat on hand to sell. He estimates it has cost the farmers 000 directly In lost wheat pro- duction. in and heard About town ALDERMEN Bill Kcrgao and Vera Ferguson anx- ious to get away from a Municipal Planning Commis- sion meeting to attend the horse races Ed David- son, returning officer, enjoy- ing a lull Wednesday before Ihe election storm. New Danish premier sworn in COPENHAGEN (AP> An- ker Joergenscn, a 50-year-old union leader, became Den- mark's new prime minister to- day in a brief ceremony at the royal palace. He replaced Jens Otto Krag, who resigned Tues- day. Joergeiisen is an unknown in government politics. He never held a cabinet post. Opposition parties viewed him will, some skepticism because ot his lack of government experience. Boss of bosses in hospital NEW YORK (AP) Carlo Gambino, described by the U.S. justice department as the Cosa Kos Ira's boss of bosses, was re- ported in satisfactory condition in Columbus Hofpital Wednes- day. A hospital spokesman said Gambino, 70, is suffering from a severe heart condition. for eye DETROIT (AP) Anthony Tommie. 6. who lost an eye in a car accident two years ago, was awarded day. Cardinal answers Indian chiefs 'That's a very gootl question. As Pfima Minister CALGARY (CD Harold Cardinal, president of Ihe In- dian Association of Alberta, de- fended Wednesday against Iho demands last month of seven southern Alberta tribes that he resign. The joulhorn chiefs said or- ganization funds had been mis- handled ar.d confidence in Mr. Cardinal's lonticrship lack- ing. my answer lo thai is that I was elected by Ihe ballot and hy the ballot will I go not by resolution. "To (hose charge mis- handling of funds. I say 'Put up or shut up'. H was nolhing hut a cheap political taclic and it will not succeed again." Mr. Cardinal, first elected Pill, up or slnit up association president in 1963, resigned in Dccenilxjr, 1971, saying he was unable to _ ac- cept .lean Chretien as minister n! Indian Affairs. He was rc- cleclerl in June. SALAUV SLASHED Mr. Cardinal lold a Univer- sity (if Calgary audience his salary has been cut this year to from not in- cluding expenses. "We a.s Indian people have made many mistakes and I as a leader am willing lo stand accountable for my mistakes but other leaders must BO willing to do tha same." One of the major errors ot the association executive was "to spend too much time Iry- ir.g to make our organization run efficiently like a while organization.'1 lie warned Indian people not lo be influenced hy "apples people who arc red on Ihc out- side and white on Ihe inside." The greatest need was for unity. "Indians arc now at a cross- roads of choice. must de- cide whether we arc going to go into the 1970s as a group of people unified in purpose, hi be- lief and in direction." OTTO LANG ALVIN HAMILTON Tallest building plan set TORONTO (CP) Plans for a downtown offiee building, which will be Canada's tallest- rising at least 70 storeys and more than un- veiled today at a city hall cere- mony. The development, which will cover a five-acre site at King and Bay streets, has an initial price lag of million. The Bank of Montreal, Olym- pic and York Developments Ltd. and North American Life- Assurance Co. are partners ia the development. Paul Reichmann. executive vice-president 01 Olympia and York, said Ihe tower will ba of 70 storeys" al- though the final height has not been determined. HAROLD CARDINAL No Herakl on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday. October 9, Thanks- giving day, Display are rc- miridcr'. of the following dead- lines for advertising: Ads In appear Tuesday, Oct. must lie at The Herald by noon Fri- day. Oct. r.: and (or NVednes- day, Oct. II by a.m. Sat- urday. Oct. 7. 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