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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta rORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 60-65. The Lcthbridge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 252 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS RVO PAGES LAST-MINUTE CHANGE Prime Minister Trudeau, originally standing beside Tun Abdul Razak, prime minister of Malaysia, makes a last minule change for picture-taking purposes before tbe Trudeau's official dinner at Ottawa. Despite the confusion, Mr. Trudeau's wife, Mar- garet, smiles as does Tun Abdul's wife Tun Abdul is on a four-day Canadian visit. West retreats from hardline r-y JIM NEAVES Canadian Press Staff Writer Praine governments and farm organizations appear to be retreating from their hardline approach to the proposed grains stabilization bill which the federal gov- ernment says could be killed by opposition delaying tactics. Otto Lang, minister in charge of the Canadian wheat board, has said the government will withdraw tire bill fronT Parliament if the Progressive Conserva- tives and New Democrats don't end the delays soon. This, he says, would mean western grain growrers would be paid million under the Temporary Wheat Re- serves Act, about million less than under the new stabilization scheme. The government wants the stabilization plan to re- the reserves ad. Opponents of the legislation have suggested Ottawa still make a payment to farmers and provide more funds under the slabilizalion program. The federal government has rejected thds. insisting that abandonment of the wheat reserves act be part of the stabilization bill and any payments due under that old act be included in the ?100 million. Want the cash Faced with the choice, many farm groups now arc urging reluctant support of the legislation. They want the cash, but have reservations about the long-term effects of Ilic bill. Prnirie irjnistcrs have urged passage of the bill, but want only Uvo of its sections proclaimed law immediately while the rest of the legislation is re- viewed. The two sections call for the million pay- ment to growers arxl of the reserves act. The complex proposal, before Parliament for al- most one year, is designed to stabilize western grain income based on average sales during the previous five years. Both growers and Ottawa would pay into Uie fund. The federal government lias said the plan will en- sure that, farmers receive money to live even during poor crop years. The .Saskatchewan Rapcsecd Growers' association Wednesday was the latest to announce support of (lie stabilization plan. Ken Naber of Melforl, association president, said the association fell, the bill should be given a chance to prove its worth and, at the same time, release the flOO million. Bui. in Saskatoon, (he president of the militant Na- tional Farmers Union, Hoy Atkinson, called on Mr. King, Prime Minister Trudeau and E. K. Turner, Sas- katchewan Pool president, to ir.eet 800 wheat ixwl and NKU members in Saskatoon discuss the proposed legislation. Mr. Atkinson said tin; request for the mod ing, sent to Mr. Lantf in a telegram, was in response to incnl.s by the priino minister and Mr. Lang that fann- ers were nut Hear about the implications of the bill. Mr. Atkinson said Mr TunuT has agreed to attend. Oobscn U'a of Kdmonlon. president of AlbcrUi's Unifann, .said Wednesday early passage of the sta- bilization bill is necessary. "Farmers need casli now, but unless amendment of the stabilization program is assured, the federal gov- ernment would in effect be Inlying farmer support of lo.dslation that is inadrniuite In meet, thr Ionizer term 'How do I know this drink ain't Two die in gun blast MONTREAL (CP) Two men were fatally shot and an- other was wounded today when a shotgun-carrying man burst into Du Pont of" Canada Ltd. of- fices and fired at them. Police said the man who did lh.2 shooting, described as in his la1 20s, was dismissed from his job Wednesday at du Pont of Canada. He apparently returned to tbo offices today with a shotgun and wounded three supervisors, then dropped his gun and fled through a connecting passage- way into an adjoining building. The buildings are located on Dorchester Boulevard near Bea- ver Hall Hill. Kay Patterson, a teletype op- erator for du Pont, said she saw the man come in shortly after a.m. He shot at one super- visor and then went after two others, wounding them also. Small beginning TOKYO (Renter) Toyota Motor Co. announced Thursday it has won an order from a Chinese corporation to export 10 Toyopet Crown sedan cars to Canton. Chretien uses 'forked tongue' EDMONTON CP) Indian affairs Minister Jean Chrelien should "stop his unethical and cheap political manoeuvres" and improve living conditions and education on Alberta re- serves, Harold Cardinal, presi- dent of the Alberta Indian As- sociation, said loelay. Mr. Cardinal told a news con- ference Mr. Chretien speaks with a "forked tongue" and his approach to the educational well-being of Indians is "at best and at worst "a cheap political stunt." "It is unfortunate that the minister has decided to employ a forked tongue in attempting to cover up his totally inade- quate reaction to the plight of the indian people in northeast- ern Alberta." He was replying to charges by Mr. Chretien Wednesday that Indians on two reserves in the St. Paul area are practis- ing "political blackmail" by keeping their children out of school until living conditions and educational facilities are improved. BRANDED CHEAP Proposals by the minister were described by Mr. Cardi- nal as "hypocritical" and "cheap" because he has failed to provide any additional money to carry them out. "His proposals as affecting Cold Lake and Kehewin only scratch at the surface and are discriminatory in application as they ignore and neglect the other five reserves in the area that have the same acute prob- lems." He said MJ. Chretien pro- poses to take money Budgeted for other reserves to implement the proposals made Wednes- day. "This is unjust, punitive and discriminatory against re- serves such as Fox Lake, Sun- child-O'Chiese, Brocket and others who must also deal with pressing problems with very limited resources. "The Indian peopl" did not go on strike to penalize their "brothers in other parts of the province." CALLS IT 'BLACKMAIL' Meanwhile, Mr. Chrelien told the Commons that keeping In- dian children out of school amounts to blackmail and is un- acceptable to the government, which was doing its best to solve the problems. Replying to Frank Howard Mr. Chretien said he would be willing to meet with Ontario Indian representa- tives if they came to Ottawa. Mr. Howard had said some Ontario Indians were consider- ing action similar to that being taken in Alberta. Mr. Howard said he rejects the minister's statement that the reserves don't have an ade- quate economic base to justify large new schools. The depart- ment of regional economic ex- pansion iiad millions of dollars with which to build up economic bases in depressed areas HAROLD CARDINAL Dockers trickle back to work WASHINGTON (AP) Fed- eral judges acted quickly Wednesday night at the request of President Nixon and ordered striking longshoremen lo end temporarily a 99-day walkout on the U.S. 'West Coast and a shorter strike in the grain ele- vators of Chicago. The judges directed the strik- ers to relurn to for 10 days, pending hearings on No Herald on holiday The Herald will not pulilish Monday, Ocl. 11, Thanksgiv- ing Day. Complete news cov- erage of (lie holiday weekend will lie included in the Tues- day, Oct. 12 edition. Display advertisers are re- minded that advertising copy lo appear Tuesday, Oct. 12, must be at The Herald liy noon Friday, Ort. 8, and lo appear Wednesday, Oct. 13, by a.m. Saturday, Oct. a'. Classified advertisements receiver! up to a.m. Saturday, Ocl. 3. will appear in Tm.'Mlav's edition. Hess costs up BERLIN (Renter) The cost of keeping Hitler's former dep- uty, Rudolf Hess, in jail will go up by about 10 per cent next year'to Wesl Berlin justice authorities said Wednes- day, Hess, 77, is the only pris- oner at Spandau prison. wheUier the moratorium should be extended the full 80 days al- lowed by the Tafl-Harfley labor law. TIic West Coast walkout, the longest longshoremen's strike experienced in the region, has made idle dockworkers and cost affected states more than SI .7 billion. In San Francisco, the Pacific Maritime Association said long- shore crews would be called from union hiring halls today and that loading and unloading would resume Friday on the 249 ships made idle on the West Coast by the slrike. The Chicago walkout of grain-elevator operators 35 days ago lias kept 500 grain handler members of the longshoreman's union off the job. The suits were initiated on or- ders of President Nixon, who cited Uie report of a special four-man council he bad created under the Taft-Harlley law to investigate the shipping situa- tion. East and Gulf Coast dock- workers, also striking, were re- ported trickling back to work at soni? por'us in expectation of Tafl-llarlley action, but Nixon did not the law in their dis- pute. Instead, lie sent a team of federal officials to New York whore it was hoped file dispute could be mediated. The San Francisco court set Friday morning as tire date for a hearing on the West Coast suil. In Chicago, Oct. 15 is (lie bearing date. UN so hard up it borrows money to make ends meet UNITED NATIONS (CP) Secretary-Genera! U Thant has told the General Assembly the United Nations is so broke that it had to borrow million last month to pay its help and meet other expenses. Thant said Wednesday at a meeting of tile budgetary com- mittee that the I'N is "in a state of near and li'jpdi'ss insol- vency." Unpaid regular budget assess- ments at the end of 1971 will ex- ceed million, he said, with at least million considered "un collectable." A major part of (he UN defi- cit, piled up over the years, in- volves the cost of peacekeeping operations for which some members have refused to pay their share. This involves more Ulan S50 million of unpaid debts. At the end o[ last month, SI5 million had to be borrowed from special purpose accounts and trust funds to meet expenses. JEAN' CHRETIEN" EDMONTON" (CP) The Al- berta government bos agreed to wage increases for 500 correc- tional officers, ending a dispute which became a majtjr issue ii> the campaign for the Aug. 30 provincial general election. The guards and the Progres- sive Conservative government agreed Wednesday on a volun- tary mediation report which recommended iho guards re- ceive an extra 4.7-per-cent for 1971 in addition to a cent increase granted in May Telegraj boost approved OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian transport commission has approved new telegraph rates filed by the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Rail- ways effective Oct. 17, it was announced today. The commission said the new rates have been allowed be- cause of the "revenue need of the companies, which has been clearly demonstrated." The telecommunications serv- ices of the hvo companies rack up total losses of S6.7 million annually, the commission said. The increases will provide an additional 51.1 million annually. The last increase was in 1967. The proposed increases were filed May 17 and were io take effect June 28. But the commis- sion delayed implementation of the new rates while it carried out an investigation after sev- eral unions ami companies pro- tested. BASED ON ZONES The new rate structure is based on a zone system. Zone 1 rates, applying to in- terprovindal traffic between major telegram centres up to 450 miles telegrams within a single province regard- less of distance, and telegrams between points in the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, will be increased to SI .40 from on a 15-word full-rate message. Zone 2 rales, for messages sent between provinces with major traffic centres from 450 to miles apart, would in- crease to 52.15 from 31.85, Zone 3 rates, applicable to messages between provinces with major traffic centres over miles apart, would rise to S3 from S2.35. AH prices are for 15-word full-rale messages. Seen and heard About town TVEWSBOY David Norland, 13, u na ble to decide whom lo vote for in the mayoralty race because he delivers papers both to in- cumbent Andy Anderson and challenger Grog Hales six-year-old Jeff Veer insist- ing "that he has to wear run- ning shoes to school because a few girl friends are chasing him. ROBERT YOUNG Prefers Newport by the former Social Credit government. TRAINING PROGRAM The extra increment was ac- cepted by the new government oil condition the correctional officers undertake an in-service training program upgrading the rehabilitative aspects of their work. A su-per-cent increase im- posed by the previous govern- ment (or 1972 was left undis- turbed. The new agreement will give tie correctional officers a sal- ary ranging from S493 to a month compared with the old rate of to MS3. About 60 employees are af- fected at the Lethbrldge insti- tution. The dispute became heated when former Attorney-General Edgar Gerhart told the guards in August that any prison em- ployees participating :n a strike would be fired and evicted from government subsidised homes. He made tile statement after his department was told tha guards would strike if their de- mands were not met. Guards from iho five provin- cial correctional institutes did go on strike Aug. 27 and the attorney general's department obtained an injunction banning picketing of the prisons. Mr. Gerhart. meanwhile, had ordered HCMP personnel to staff the jails. Premier Peter Lougheed, then opposition leader, and Grant Notley, leader of the provincial New Democratic par- ty, used their campaigns to cri- ticize the Social Credit govern- ment's handling of the dispute. The joint government-associa- tion committee that proposed increases agreed to Wednesday by the government and prison officers also recommended jail than correctional have a significant degree of involvemenl with in- mates, also receive the addi- tional There also were improvements in bush camp and overtime allowances. 400 mansions up for sale as stars quit Hollywood PLANE HIFLE LICENSING BONN (Renter) The West German govemmcnl announced Wednesday plans to introduce li- censing for ownership of rifles in a bid fo reduce crimes of violence in the country. Canada keeps eye on U.S. policies OTTAWA (CP) The federal government is anxiously watch- ing the development of new lax and industrial policies in the United Stales that might have serious rub-off effects on the Canadian economy, a govern- ment source said today. The two features of President Nixnns new economic policies that now are worrying Ottawa the most arc bills before Con- gress to give tax relief to U.S. corporations making new capi- tal investment and rtcvoling more of their domestic U.S. ac- tivily towards the world-wido export market. F. I r r n a I Affair'. Mimslcr Mitchell Sharp jatd Wcdnctday night the Canadian government a fundamental review of the economy under way. An informant said this review is primarily directed lo Ihc kind of industrial policy Canada would have to aclopl to meet, new com- peliiion from (he U.S. One of the U.S. soeallcd DISC passed Ihc House of Uepresonta- lives and now is before the U.S. Senate. Chanw in it can still be made, and Ottawa is anx- iously awaiting word on it.s final form. SKU, GOODS AliROAD DISC Is a plan to let U.S. up "rJonieMic in- teruaUoijal would be exclusively de- voted to selling U.S.-made goods abroad, for which they would enjoy special tax heni'fit.s. The Canadian government lias rot considered setting up a par- allel plan in Canada. Finance Minister K. .1. Hcnsmi believes the U.S. DISC plan is loo in- ward-looking, and n n a d a should not copy any plan that v, ould discourage a company from going abroad and setting up a subsidiary. President Nixon's economic policies announced Aug. 15 in- cluded a proposal for a lax credit for U.S. corporations ox- p.Miilim', provide more. jobs. It is tied 'lo propowls thai in their expansion, U.S. firms should "huy American." This would hurt Canadian sales in the U.S. A finance department source said the problem facing Hie Ca- nadian government, now is how to road lo Iho DISC invest- ment tax credit plans, once they have emerged from Congress in Ihoir filial detail. Meanwhile, (lie cabinet also is s t u d vine; measures it should'take this fall lo offset rising winter unemployment, made worse by President Nix- on's extra duty on U.S. imports of manufactured poods. This surcharge affects about one-qiiarliT (if Canada's lo tile U.S. HOLLYWOOD (AP) Col- umnist Hank Grant reports that 400 mansions are up for sale in Beverly Hills, long the prime territory for Uie film famous. Some observers might cite this as strong evidence that the movie depression lias struck at the traditional life- style of film stars. That's part of the story. Another element is that many stars no longer need lo live here to maintain their careers. Peter Fonda, once a resi- dent of Beverly Hills hilltop, now hankers lo move bis fam- ily to a permanent home on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Hi' would return only for film-making. His partner in F.asy Rider Dennis Hopper, after filming Tile I.asl Movie in Peru, cs- tablished residence in New Mexico and assembled the film thorc. Hubert Hertford limit his home on a mountain near Provo, Ulaii, and is promoting a ski resort, there. 80MK LIKE ALPS Some stars who have, spe- cialised in internal ional films prefer William lleldcn a pioneer, moving there 15 years ago. Others who favor the Alps are David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Yule B r y n n e r, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Richard Boone recently ended seven years of resi- dence in Hawaii. His next home? "Anywhere b u t Southern California." he vows. Bing Crosby settled with his second family in Hillsborough, near San Francisco. John Wayne, Eaqucl Welch, Buddy Ebscn and Clair Trevor live at Newport Beach, Robert Young at Rancho Sanla Fe near Dii'go. Many stars now live almost the year around in Palm Springs and Other desert re- sorts nearby, some in retire- ment. Among them: Red Skol- lon, Frank Sin.ilra. William Powell and William Royd. New York remains a hire for stars, new and old. Liya Mine Hi, Diislin Hoffman. Fayc Dunaway, Klliott Gould and oilier recent stars main- lain residence I here. So do such veterans as Joan Craw- ford, Myrna Joan Fon- laine and Gloria Swanson, as well as those vim have been attracted by Broadway jobs. ;