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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta count FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 35-40 The Letkbridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 249 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 40 PAGES CHEEKY ENTRANCE Santa Clous wasn't quite ready for the preseason performance when he arrived for a department store promotion at Prince George, B.C. As he ttepped from his helicopter (left) he was obviously having prob- lems. The cause became apparent when he turned his back to the camera. Ottawa Urged To Tone Down Tax Demands By CARL MOLLINS OTTAWA (CP) Canada's long-distance lope to tax reform completed another lap Monday with pub- lication of yet another set of proposals, this time from the government majority on the 'CornBons fi- nance committee. The committee report urged the government to tone down some of the added demands it had pro-' posed to make on shareholders and otl> ers in upper income brackets. It applauded the idea of providing some tax relief for Canadians on tight budgets. The Liberal MPs recommended changes in the government's taxation white paper of last November. It was not because they accepted claims by the busi- ness community that the white paper proposals would stunt industrial growth nor even because they be- lieved economic growth! should take precedence over a fair tax .deal for all, they said. They argued that in a system reliant on citizen co-operation, you cannot impose taxation that major taxpayers believe to be intolerable. By bluntly reminding the government of what they regard as the political realities of tax reform, the MPs rang the bell for the final lap towards leg- islation. Carter Began Debate _ The country has been on the way for eight years or more. The royal commission on taxation headed by the late Kenneth Carter, opened the debate for- mally in 1962. The commission completed the first leg five years later with recommendations for a revolutionary sys- tem that would apply ability-to-pay principles to all forms of wealth. After listening to the ensuing uproar for two years, the government published a much-modified ver- sion of the Carter proposals in a white paper last November. The document was Handed to the Commons fi- nance committee and the Senate banking committee. Each entertained opinions from hundreds of witnesses, mainly business groups, in parallel hearings from Jan- uary to summer. The Senate group last week rejected much of the white paper. The Commoners opted for a modified version. The New Democrats disagreed with both commit-. tees and the government, saying all three were too mindful of business pressures. The Conservatives sympathized with both commit- tees, but reserved the right to fight final legislation. Want Tax Relief Almost everybody, however, is on record approv- ing a measure of tax relief on individual incomes up to about a year and family incomes up to about All groups also accepted the corollary that tax- payers earning more than that will have to pay more taxes. Therefore, all accepted the introduction of tax- ation on capital from transactions in stock-market shares and other property. Finance Minister E. J. Benson thus has the .green light to proceed with the last lap in the current tax next spring, new law by Jan. 1, both a capital gains tax and the prom- ised relief for low incomes. There remains enough leeway for furious debate about other major features and smaller details of the various tax proposals. The Liberal majority of the Commons committee, for example, recommended sharp deviations from the government proposals for taxing private corporations and their shareholders, capital gains and tire tax rales In be levied on upper, incomes. Anti-Pollution Tory Style OTTAWA broad pro- gram ranging from federally-as- sisted training for anti-pollution officers to loans to build phos- phate removal plants was put forward today by a study group of the Progressive Conservative party. Conservative Leader Robert S'tanfield said at a news confer- ence it is the first of a series of Opposition "white papers" on such national issues as pollu- tion, housing, urban affairs and economic development. It was made public on the eve of a new parliamentary session, s c h e d u 1 e d for Thursday, at which the Liberal government is expected to propose establish- ment of an environmental coun- cil. Such a council was a key point in the Conservatives' 10- point program. Other points in the Conserva- tive proposals: money for the 1961 municipal sewage assistance fund' and extension of its -appli- cation to include help for con- struction of plants to remove phosphates where a need is indi- cated. over oil drilling and transportation on .land and sea by a pollution control authority whose approval would be given only where there is no danger to the ecology. crews trained to deal immediately with oil or other spills from ships in Canadian waters. Authority for a federal agency to take immediate con- All But One Forest Fire Checked EDMONTON (CP) All but one of 35 fires burning in the province were under control to- day, the department of lands and forests reported. He said fire hazards in all areas are low to moderate and restrictions placed on open fires last week likely would be lifted soon. trol of any vessel carrying haz- ardous substances which is in imminent danger of causing a spill. into better ways to monitor air pollution, to de- velop exhaust control devices, to find alternative fuels and pol- lution-free vehicles and to im- prove public transportation sys- .tems in urban areas. the Canada Water Act to assure that all classes of water across Canada have a minimum standard of purity and require.that industry be re- sponsible for cleaning up waters within the factory fence so .that any discharge meets the mini- mum standard. of a nation, ally co-ordinated environmental data .bank to gather informa- tion, interpret research results and make results widely availa- ble. vigorous participation in international anti-pollution measures, including the 1972 world conference on the subject. tax powers to encour. age and make profitable recy- cling of waste materials, define pollution control equipment as part of production for sales tax purposes, tariffs and other lev- ies and extend the write-off of equipment for income tax. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN "FELLOW WORKERS Dennis Pommcn and Hogcr McMnlliu engaged in a friendly argument about whether today's long hair styles for men really calls for a gentleman to keep a brush at work Helen Brinley confusing friends with: "He has an elk head or something .hanging on his wall that's a deer head" Tc'jry Bland being congratu- lated by chairman Peter Hale on his photographic memory after accurately proposing a motion at a meeting without referring to his cue card. Terrorists Watched In Kidnapping Case Death Plane Violated Regulations WASHINGTON (AP) Fed- eral investigators say they have uncovered what appear to be violations after a plane crash in the Colorado Hockies killed 30 persons bound for a football game last Friday. "We'll hold a formal hearing and that's an indication it's a very serious said Ed- ward Slattery, information chief for the national transportation safety board. Two Martin 404 aircraft were ferrying the Wichita State Uni- versity football team to Logan, Utah, for a game. One plane crashed and burned 52 miles west of Denver. The other landed safely at Logan. The victims included 13 Wich- ita players, the head coach, ath- letic director and team boost- ers. James Greenwood, chief of public affairs for the Federal Aviation Administration, said Monday Golden Eagle Aviation of Oklahoma City, which con- tracted to transport the football team this season, did not have FAA certification to operate the Martin 440s. "They were certified to oper- ate aircraft in a smaller weight category and up to Greenwood said. "In other words, they were an air taxi operator." However, Jack R i c h a r d s, owner of Jack Richards Aircraft Co., Inc., which owned the planes, said: "I leased the air- plane to the university and the university supplied its own crews." MONTREAL (CP) All known members of separatist terrorist organizations were under close police surveillance today following Monday's kid- napping of James Richard Cross, senior British trade com- missioner in Montreal. A spokesman for the com- bined anti-terrorist squad- made up of RCMP, provincial and Montreal the squad has been instructed to maintain a close watch but to avoid any action that might panic the abductors. A ransom note signed by the terrorist Front de Liberation Quebecois, made public Monday by Quebec Justice Minister Jer- ome Choquette, gave "authori- ties" 48 hours to come up with in gold bullion and re- lease an unspecified number of "political prisoners." Those released were to be put on a plane to Cuba or Algeria, along with the gold. Upset Trudeau Sends Message LONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau lias sent his Brit- ish'counterpart, Edward Heath, a personal message about (lie kidnappingin Montreal of James Cross, senior British trade commissioner. A Canadian official in London today described the communica- tion as "a message of concern" on Trudeau's part. Canadian and British repre- sentatives are keeping in con- stant touch about the kidnap- ping and the ransom demands which have been made by the Front de Liberation Quebecois, the separatist group claiming responsibility for the abduction of Cross Monday. Ottawa has told Heath it is doing everything possible to ob- tain the safe return of the 49- year-old Cross. Meanwhile, the Cross kidnap- ping has become virtually the top news story in much of the British press, with the tabloid Daily Sketch referring to t h e case as "terror with a French accent." MOTIVE NOT CLEAR The Guardian, in a feature on what it calls "Quebec's wild says the reason for the Tip To Football Players; Don't Hit In Epigastrium choice of Cross as a kidnapping 'victim is not clear. "It may arise out of resent- ment at some recent decisions by British manufacturing com- panies operating in Canada to lay off workers because of the economic says The Guardian. The British high commission in Ottawa is sending a flow of messages to Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home about the kidnapping of the Irish-born Cross. The foreign office also is closely monitoring news reports from Montreal and Ottawa, .since such information some- times reaches Britain faster than diplomatic messages, which have to be decoded on arrival here. Both "evening papers in Lon- don make the affair their lead story, emphasizing what they call the concern for Cross's life. The Evening News cites the recent death of the West Ger- man ambassador to Guatemala at the hands of left-wing extre- mists there. The paper recalls that the Guatemalan case produced "considerable domestic anger against Chancellor Willy Brandt and his government in Bonn." "Mr. Heath must be well aware of the unpleasant possibl- ities" of the present situation, writes political editor John Dickinson of The News in a front-page comment on the Ca- nadian case. TORONTO (CP) Any football player had better watch closely if he hears a line coach say: "Plant the helmet in the op- ponent's epigastrium." (Hit him in the .It's not only a devastating football manoeuvre, it's down- right unhealthy. What it means is that a player should butt, an oppo- nent about halfway between his feet and head with his hel- met. Dr. W. J. S. Melvin, a for- mer football player and orthopedic surgeon at Scar- fa o r o u g h General commented on the medical side of the football business h e r e at a meeting of Hie Ontario Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of On- tario. He is president of the Cana- dian Academy of Sports Medi- cine and former professor of surgery at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont. Butting is dangerous to both the players involved, he said. Unless the helmet is placed properly in the opponents the butter may go to hospital with a brain injury. Dr. Melvin said also that there is a danger to players who stand with cleated boots planted firmly in the ground and their knees straight. If they are hit when they are in this position, damage to the knee joint is inevitable. Crouching protects the liga- ments, he said; a crouching player can get off the mark faster. Dr. Melvin urged parents to take a close look at the foot- ball helmets they provide for their sons. He demonstrated rath two which looked identical from the outside. One cost more than the other, but it was pad- ded inside with a material which would dissipate shock adequately. Sadat IVamed To Succeed Nasser ANWAR SADAT picks in rcini From AP-REUTERS CAIRO (CP) Egypt's only political party named Anwar Sadat Monday night to succeed the late Gamal Abdel Nasser as president, assuring his election by the National Assembly Wednesday. Meeting shortly before mid- night, the ISO-member central Steals Plane ALTOONA, Pa. (APJ A man who had no pilot training stole a small plane Monday, flev.1 about 100 miles with a state trooper pursuing in an- other plane and returned for a perfect landing, police said. Robert Dandrea, 30, was ar- resteO as he stepped foot on Pe- terson Memorial Airfield. His only previous flying experience had been as a passenger, police said. Dandrea was charged with larceny and jailed on bond. committee of the Arab Socialist Union unanimously approved the nomination of Sadat by the party's executive committee. Sadat, 52, has been serving as provisional president since Nas- ser died Sept. 28. The executive committee rec- ommended that the assembly meet Wednesday to endorse Sadat, that his election be con- firmed by a nationwide referen- dum Oct. 15, and mat the presi- dent be inaugurated two days later. Named vice-president by Nas- ser in 1969, Sadat is considered by most observers to be the least controversial of several potential contenders for the presidency. One of the others, Lt.-Gen. Mohamed Fawzi, com- mander-in-chief of Egypt's armed forces, assured the cen- tral committee of the military's full support for Sadat. The executive committee made a pica for solidarity in tho face of "the designs of hostile forces who desire to sow discord in our ranks." It moved outckly to replace Nasser, it said, to discount "reports spread by the imperialist press of the exist- ence of a so-called vacuum in Egypt." It also said Egypt's alliance with the Soviet Union is "a per- manent factor, not a temporary and warned that Israel might decide to renew "military aggression" because of the present situation in Egypt. In Tel Aviv, Israel's mass circulation newspapers today described the nomination of Sadat as a Russian victory. Bolivia Leader Quits LA PAZ (AP) Gen. Alfredo Ovano Candia resigned as presi- dent of Bolivia today and two generals put in claims to suc- ceed him. Gen. Hogelio Miranda, right- wing army commander-in-cm'ef who launched the revolt Sunday, announced that he was assum- ing the presidency of a military junta. Shortly thereafter, a group of officers of the air force who had remained loyal to Ovando re- ported Gen. Juan Jose Torres, retired commander of the armed forces, was declared "president of the revolutionary government." Torres was quoted as saying he would be provisional presi- dent and would try to avoid "the consumation of the rightist coup, whose leader is Miranda. In an attempt to avoid blood- shed, Ovando had asked mili- tary forces still loyal to him not to oppose Miranda's conserva- tive rebellion. Tito Greeted BRUSSELS (AP) President Tito of Yugoslavia and his wife arrived in Belgium today for a three-day visit and was greeted by King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola. The ransom note also de- manded that police take no ac- tion against the kidnappers, and this demand was being com- plied with. "A man's life is at a police spokesman said. "Wa don't want to make the terror- ists jittery." The FLQ, a group dedicated to winning Quebec independence by violent means, has claimed responsibility for scores of ter- rorist bombings since 1963. FLASE THREAT The ransom note was found at an east-end building of the Uni- versity of Quebec after a false bomb threat. Justice Minister Choquette appealed to the kidnappers at a news conference Monday after- noon to show "human de- cency" by procuring a supply of a drug Mr. Cross needs for a high blood pressure condi- tion. The diplomat normally takes two doses daily of the drug Ser- pesil. A Montreal doctor said in an interview Mr. Cross could be in grave danger in a few days without the drug. In Ottawa, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp prom- ised that additional protection will be provided for the plus foreign diplomats in Can- ada. He said the kidnapping would prove to be a strong blow against the cause of sepa- ratism in Quebec. Referring to the ransom de- mands, he said, at the mo- ment, "we don't know how to deal with it." The federal and Quebec gov- ernments are operating under shared jurisdiction in the case. The federal government is re- sponsible for safety of foreign diplomats .and their property and the provinces, generally speaking, administer the Crim- inal Code on behalf of Ottawa. Mr. Choquette told his news conference the kidnappers gave no indication of how the government could establish contact with them. The abduction of Mr. Cross, highest-ranked British repre- sentative in Quebec, makes the first time a political group has been linked with a kidnap for ransom in a Commonwealth country. KIDNAP TARGETS Montreal and Toronto news- papers say Prime Minister Tru- deau, Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa and Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau are among the next targets for the group re- sponsible -for the Monday kid- napping of Richard James Cross, British trade commis- sioner in Montreal. Warm Welcome For Pompidou MOSCOW (Reuters) Presi- dent Georges Pompidou of France arrived by plane today fo a warm welcome from Soviet leaders on his first visit to Rus- sia as head of state. Pompidou was greeted at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport by Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev, President Nikolai Podgorny and Premier Alexei Kosygin. 'Leave the top sides and Has 16 Boys ROSARIO, Argentina (Reu- ters) Angela Araujo Tahares, 35-year-old mother of 16 boys, was hoping for some girls when she gave birth Monday to triplet boys. It was the third case of multiple births for Mrs. Ta- bares. She has two sets of twins. UNITED APPEAL Countdown To Go ;