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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGI1 THURSDAY NEAR 65. The Lcthbridqc Herald VOL. LX1V No. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 54 PAGES Quebec police smash new terrorist MONTREAL (CP) Police say they have smashed a suspected cell of the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec with the arrest of seven persons in a series of raids Tuesday. Also seized in the raids were radio equipment, fire- arms and ammunition and notes referring to a cell calling itself RS. A third-storey east-end Hoehelaga Street apartment provided a clear view 800 feet away of the headquarters of the anti-terrorist squad of Montreal, provincial police and RCMP. "We have broken an FLQ a spokesman for FLQ QUARTERS Bare walls with papers strewn about greeted police when they staged a raid on an east-end Montreal apartment house which resulted in the arrest of three men believed connected with the terriorist Front de liberation du Quebec. Inside the apartment was found a rifle, revolver and paper bearing the "FLQ" letter-head. Shorter work wee North Ireland to death productivity Northern By JIM POLING EDMONTON (CPI A three-day work week in- creases productivity and improves the health of em- ployees, says a report released Tuesday by the city of Edmonton's training and development director. The report was prepared by D. W. Hiron follow- ing a 17-week experiment with a six-day service week in which employees of the training and testing branch of the city personnel department worked three UVi-hbur shifts. Mr. Hiron said that during the experiment, which will be continued until mid-January, absenteeism was zero and workers took less time off for medical and dental appointments because they had more away-from- the-office hours. "For the first time in the existence of the training branch the staff literally ran out of he said. "For the first time nearly all, if not all, commu- nications were completed on the day they were ini- tiated." Groups split week There are 10 workers in the branch and half cf them worked Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the other half on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Mr. Hiron worked Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to cover bbtii shifts. All complaints about the experiment were recorded. From now to .January working conditions will be ad- justed to try and eliminate the complaints. A majorily of the employees agreed that produc- tivity increased and Ihat they enjoyed the pro- longed periods at home. Howrvor, Ihry rcac'cff to Uv fact that they rlidn'l sen mrnihcrs of the ol.her shift Irom one week to llw next ;md snmo rJemornlirod abotif misfuip, evening fell on their days at work. Both shifts worked from. a.m. (.0 9 p.m. and were given hours for meals and coffee breaks which they could lake when and how they pleased. .Mr. Iliron said Hie system extended the use facilities without additional costs, increased service without overtime and increased family contact and family recreation. Ontario crippled NORTH BAY, Ont. (CP) Travel and communications fa- cilities in a huge section of Northern Ontario remained crippled today as Ontario North- land Transportation Commis- sion employees continued mass "booking off" to back demands for improved pension plans. "Everything is the same as F. S. Clifford, man- ager of rail services here, said this morning. Commission officials and rep- resentatives of the public serv- ice superannuation board met in Toronto today to discuss the pension demands of the workers. Tuesday, when the walkout was initiated, long-distance tele- phone services over a wide area were disrupted and normal freight and passenger move- ments ground to halt along the Ontario Northland Railway's lines. Lists bwwfils Appl.Miip fn'ir off to large p-oiips would easR traffic congestion, lessen lo.ids on transit and power ntihlies, lower employee .sickness claiir.5 and make higher education easier to ohlain in spare time, he said. At the same time, extended shifts allow offices to be used for double duty, cut the need for floor space in half, allow machinery to be used at double capacity and allow bettor individual achievement. Mr. lliritn .said he found lie was able lo attend meetings withnnl, nhiiiit undone desk work nr crisis 'Tin1 one iif firsl tmirs in my (xr.son.'il work history 1 was able to eliminate- my backlog of reports, memos ;md all l.ho loose ends of my Job The relaxed altitude lowavd bolh work and home was unbelievable. "Tiic short work week seems tailor-made for lop fldminislralors lo solve their perennial work problems. Their jobs are to prevent and not put out fires." Another report on Hie experiment will be made in January. 'Peace pilot? drops floivers over Snes 'TEL AVIV .An A r-clf- styled 'peace pilot" from India took off today on a flight lo drop flowers and peace leaflets over the Suez canal despite, lack of approval hy Israeli or Egyptian military authorities. Silvananda Swami Vishnu, 43, was making the hazardous trip aboard a psychedelically- paintcd Piper Apache plane. Visluiu was accompanied by a young man who identified him- wlf as Brcn Jacohson. "fi, a Ca- nadian citizen. The plane car- ried Canadian rcgir.lral.ion. BELFAST (CPI Northern Ireland is "bleeding to prv.s i-rime Minister Brian Faulkner, and he will fly to L- .111 'i1 ii 11 v s d a v for more emergency talks on the violence with r'rime Minister Edward Heath of Britain. Vau'ki-sr told the opening ses- sion of the Stormont, the Ulster Pariament, that he will try again with Heath lo find a psace formula. The session was boycotted by the opposition pro- Reman Csiiioiic Dailies. With public galleries emptied for security reasons. Faulkner said Northern Ireland is "bleed- ing to death as a community, and the first priority must be to bind up these wounds." Fourteen of the 32 seats in Parliament were vacant be- cause of a boycott by the oppo- sition charging Faulkner with being too tough by jailing 220 suspected terrorists without trial. Faulkner and Heath conferred a week ago in s three-way sum- m't v.i1'1 Jack Lynch of the Irish Rspublic. Si- 'UN I'EACF. I'LI'.A Their peace plea was spurned bv UMTC FH i- irg ;o ousf Bri ain from Northern Ireland and uri'e both Irelanr's. Faulkner defended Ms Aug. 9 shout 'hi' to Haile PEKING (Router) Em- peror Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was greeted by Chinese when he arrived in Peking today to start an official six-day visit to China. Selassie was met at the air- port by Premier Chou En-lai and oilier Chinese officials and thousands of cheering youths. Another Chinese gave Hie emperor a tumultuous re- ception as lie entered the city. The route for more than fiv miles was lined several t'eep cheering, dancing crouds by soldiers holding nloft chair- man Mao Tse-lung's little red book of quotations. decision to intern IRA suspects without trial. "Among the many dangerous men he said, "are nr the most rcricr officers of both wings of the of- ficers IK voiiiiiforrs of the provisional IRA and 33 officers and volunteers of the so- called official IRA." asked everyone to act as government informants on "We must seek tiie means to mobi- lize the country for this he said. suit Election called in Nfld. ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) A general election will be held in Newfoundland Thursday, Oct. 28, Premier Joseph Smallwood announced :oday. Nomination day is Monday, Oct. 13. Standing in the 42-seat legisla- ture at dissolution was Liberals 25, Progressive Conservatives seven, Independent Liberals two and independent one. There were seven vacancies. The last election was Thurs- day, Sept. 8, 196B when the Lib- erals won 39 seals and the Con- servatives three. Retirement, defections, byelections and deaths have since reduced government strength. It will be the 70-year-old pre- mier's seventh election since he led Newfoundland into Confed- eration in 1949 and he predicted a seventh consecutive victory. CONTEST ALL RIDINGS Liberal candidates have been nominated in all 41 electoral Harbour Main returns two members. The Conservatives have nomi- nated all but party leader Frank Moorcs who plans to run in Humber West, Mr. Small- wood's district in the last elec- tion. Mr. Moores is expected to re- ceive the Conservative nomina- tion by acclamation. The New Democratic Party, which has never elected a can- didate in Newfoundland, is con- testing at least 14 districts. The recently-founded New Labrador Party lias fielded three candidates and there is one independent. the squad said. NO CHARGES LAID Those arrested included one woman, picked up with an American Negro in a raid on Villeneuve Street. Two men in their 20s were arrested in an- other raid. Earlier reports said that two women had been picked up, but this could not be confirmed. A member of the anti-ter- rorist squad said most of those being detained were unknown to police and no charges have been placed against any of the seven. A published report says one of. those arrested was a member of the revolutionary Black Panthers of the United States. The Tuesday night raids came on the anniversary of Quebec's 1970 FLQ kidnap crisis. James Jasper Corss, British trade commissioner, was kid- napped from his Montreal home Oct. 5 last year, five days be- fore Pierre Lapoiie, Quebec labor minister, was snatched from his suburban home. Mr. Laporte was murdered a week later; Mr. Cross was released Dec. 3 in a deal that sent his ab- duclors to Cuba. SEIZE TRANSMITTER In the apartment were half a pair of binoculars and parts of a radio transmitter which police believed was stolen from civil protection officers in suburban Dorval a month ago. The raids started shortly after an alert policeman spotted a re- cently repainted car which matched the make of a car used in a Sept. 24 holdup of a credit union in Mascouche, 20 miles north of Montreal. Following the holdup, a note on FLQ letterhead appeared, claiming the organization was responsible for the rob- bery. Police sought six persons for the holdup which was followed by a shoot-out between towns- folk and the robbers. A Mas- couche citizen said at the time that a blast from his shotgun lu't one of the thieves. Later. Pierre-Louis Bourret, a junior college student, was found in a car in suburban Laval suffering from shotgun wounds. He died in hospital two days later without regaining consciousness. In another raid Tuesday, po- lice found a car in suburban Outremont wliich they believe may have been used in a Sept. 10 "Montreal bank holdup for which the FLQ ako claimed credit. PM: no attempt to kidnap mother WASHINGTON' (AP) Alas- kan Eskimos have filed suit challenging state ownership of the oil-rich North Slope and seeking to invalidate Alaska's sale of North Slope oil leases. The Arctic Slope Native Asso- ciation filed the suit in United States District Court here Tues- day against Interior Secretary Rogers Morton and other off- cials of the interior department. The suit charges that the state government's selection of North Slope lands in 1964 under the Alaska Statehood Act vio- lated clauses protecting native rights. The interior secretary's ap- proval of the selection violated the constitutional of due process law, the Eski- mos charged. Williams loses U.S. football coaching job PHILADELPHIA (API Jerry Williams was fired to- day as coach of the National Football League's Philadel- phia Eagles. He was re- placed by Ed Khayat, defen- sive line coach. Williams formerly coached Calgary Stampcders ol the Canadian Football League. Greene returns OTTAWA (CP) Energy Minister .1. Greene, who suf- fered a mild stroke in Tokyo last week is. on his way hack to Canada "m excellent a spokesman in his office said today. ATo Herald on holiday Thr Herald will mil publish .Momby. (Id. II. Thanliseiv- in" II.'M (implde ucws cov of thr holiday weekend will lie included in (he Tues- day, Oct. f- edition, im'isl lie al The Herald by noon Friday, Oct. 8, and to appear Wednesday, Oct. 13, liv a.m. Saturday, Ocl. Classified advertisements received up In a.m. Saturday, Ocl. 9. will appear Display advertisers are re- minded Ilia) advertising copy in IVs'lay, fid. in Tuesdays edition. Nixou 011 TV oil Thursday WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon will disclose his Phase 2 economic program in a live television address at p.m. MST Thursday. The White House made the announcement. Wednesday. Nixon was spending much of the day studying recommenda- tions from his Cost of Living Council on policies to go into ef- fect when the current U.S. wage-price freeze expires Nov. 13. Bull kills man CUre (CPi Jeff Cole. 70, a farmer in this central Albcr- t.-i district, ciicci iJior being at- lacked hy a hull on his farm. OTTAWA (CP) A s.pokes- man in Prime Minister Tru- deau's office denied today that there was an attempt to kidnap the prime minister's elderly mother Sept. 14. The spokesman said the office had made inquiries of its sources and there is no founda- tion for the reported kidnap at- tempt. In Montrael earlier, police said they are investigating what may have been a kidnap at- tempt on Mrs. Trudeau. Mrs. lYudeau, 81, was walk- ing in front of her home in sub- urban Outremont with her per- sonal nurse when 'an unidenti- fied man tried to force them into a car. When the nurse started to shout, private security agents stationed at the Trudeau home came to the rescue. However, the suspect got away. A spokesman for the RCMP said Tuesday it was not likely the kidnap it was the work of a terror- ist group. Some detectives speculated the alleged abduction might Town continues marriage policy DAUPHIN', Man. (CP) Mayor A. C. Newton said today the western Manitoba town of Dauphin wiil continue to dis- miss female employees who get married despite protests from the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. Mayor Newlon said the policy started atxiut 20 years ago and "Iho council has Mood pat on it ever since." have been a crank who acted without thinking. No arrests have been made. Raymond Smith, Outremont's deputy clu'ef of police, said no such incident was reported to his department Sept. 14. Plant may r j Seen and heard About town ACTKlvSS .loan Watcrfidil showing 1 r n e "show must go on" spml as she hohhlcd about with two hro ken tors -lini ProvicV, hrnnch manager of a life in- siir.'Mitv coiui his firm handles every kind of life "hill we don't handle night life" Teacher C.rog to a drag race hy a student as lie rode home for lunch on his hicycle. Winter job program in the works (IT i Half I he cabinet Tuesday night labored nl i i.Tiilllii- lion in a two-hour nicel- iiv Finance Minislcr Iv .1. Benson v ns chairman of Hie meeting nf Ihc cabinet's economic commit- k. As is customary, there were no announcements and minis- ters declined comment. T'1'1 in nronnrnliou for Thursday's weekly full-dress M s.--ion of the CM nitivc. was he- Jiovcd to have dealt mainly with details of a big winter employ- ment program. Ministers woultl not how much money is involvr-d in ttic They said merely they are looking for pi more effi- cient than municipal winter pu'il'C sc'inn 's ticd hy the Trudeau government in favor of more manpower re- Irnining. 1-nnsii.sF.s si'KKn I'rimc. Minister Trudeau said Tuesday in the Commons Ihat any specific programs to com- bat winter unemployment will be announced as soon as possi- ble. He said such announcement wit! no! have to wait for conven- ing of the federal-provincial ceo- nom> which will deal with unemployment. '1 iii'-- is sched- uled for Ottawa Dec. 6-8. But Mr. Trudeau said in reply lo Opposition Lender Robert Stan- field Ihat all parlies want an earlier meeting. lie said seleclion of a new date has been made difficult by some premiers chnnsmg their minds. Premier William Davis of Manitoba Pre- mier Kd wanted an (u-tdlicr imvting though Miey had originally suggested a Nov- ember date. Tlie cabinet has also been struggling with the problem of trade relations with the United Stales. Cabinet sources said there are differences of opinion within Ihc executive about how to handle the situation OTTAWA (CP) J. L. Gray, president, of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., says negotiations on tile rehabilitation and opera- tion of the heavy water plant at Glace Bay, N.S., should be com- pleted "within a few days." The negotiatiations Atomic Energy, a Crown corpo- ration, and the Nova Scotia gov- ernment began Tuesday, and "both parties want to reach an agreement" on a plan lo put the plant back in operation, Mr. Gray said in an interview. L. R.. Haywood. vice-president of Atomic Energy's Chalk River nuclear laboratories, is repre- senting the Crown corporation. He is exrecled to meet Premier Gerald Regan. D. B. Mazzer, president of Deuterium of Can- ada Ltd., builder of the Glace Bay plant, and R. B. Cameron, former Deuterium president. Atomic Energy is expected to work out a leasing arrangement whereby it would hire engineer- ing consultants to rebuild the plant and put. if. in running order. Pr-ulenun: is usptj to modify nuclear reactions in Canadian- designed atomic power plants. The Crown agency study con- eluded that rebuilding the Glace Bay plant would, under certain e o n d i t ions. lw quicker and cheaper than building a now plant. The life is good TEL AVIV (AP) Since the Middle ICast war, 53.000 Canadians and Americans have immigrated to Israel, reports the minister of a h s o r p t i o n, Natan Peled. This compares with only North Ameri- cans who immigralod hero dur- ing the slate's first 19 years, Pelcd said Tuesday. ;