Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Low tonight near 20; high Thursday 45. The Lethbtidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 255 LETHBRIDGK, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS. FOUR SECTIONS SO PAGES South Africa Consumers again hit in pocketbooks prisoners -UN report claims UNITED NATIONS (CP) A special UN commit- tee reported Tuesday that the maltreatment and tor- ture of political prisoners in South Africa has become "an essential feature" of apartheid policies in that country. The report of tlie General Assembly's special com- mittee on apartheid traces developments in South Africa sLuce J962 and says that since then, there has been "a decade of inhumanity in which over a score of detainees have died during interrogation and thou- sands have baeii subjected to physical and mental tor- ture." The 520-page report cites scores of names of pris- oners who have been tortured by South African au- thorities but says these "represent a fraction of ac- tual cases." Debate on South Africa's apartheid, or racial sep- aration, policies began this week in several of the as- sembly's main committees and the report provides fresh ammunition for black African countries which oppose the white minority government in Pretoria. The Soviet Union attacked countries which continue to trade with South Africa during a speech Tuesday in the assembly's humanitarian committee, saying there was an "open conspiracy" being waged behind tiie backs of the black Africans by the forces of impe- rialism, racism and Zionism. The Soviet delegate also said that several countries, particularly NATO mem- bers, using racism as "a reactionary and aggres- sive method of imperialism." Some shielded The special committee report says that although South Africa hopes that apartheid will intimidate the oppressed "in fad, by its policies and actions, the government is only creating a graver crisis in South Africa and beyond." It also accuses the government of shielding police officers who have been accused of as- saults and torture. "The conclusion is inescapable that cruelty against opponents of apartheid is the application of a deliberate and centrally-directed policy, and that torture by the security police is condoned, if not actually encouraged, by the the committee says. Describing the torture it says is carried out by South African police, the committee says many prison- ers are often denied even one hour of exercise a day or access to open air. H says Ihe police "have frequently resorted not only to biTtal assaults but to electric-shock torture and various other and more sophisticated methods of torture." Allegations of similar forms of torture had been made "from so many centres and involved so many local officers Ihut there is reason to believe that security-branch officers have been trained in these methods.'1 "Moreover, it appears from the evidence that they have been experimenting with various refinements." OTTAWA (CP) The typical Canadian urban family paid last month for the goods and services that cost a month earlier and in 1861. Statistics Canada reported to- day that its consumer price in- dex, based on 1961 prices, rose to 141.8 from 141.3 in August. What bought in 1561 in food for consumption at home rose last month to from in August, and a year ago. Prices go down in September, particularly lor foods. But both the over-all in- dex and the food index rose last month, establishing substan- tially higher rates of increase than recorded for the 12 months ending in August. There was also a substantial increase in clothing prices last month. Clothing and food prices led the way as all the main com- ponents of the index rose. To- bacco and alcohol prices re- mained unchanged, in balance, and the costs of recreation and reading materials declined slightly. The index, based on 1961 prices equalling 100, was 134.7 in September last year. In rela- tive terms, the index rose 5.3 in the past 12 months. This was a faster rate of increase than was recorded in August when a 4.7- per-cent gain for the year was reported. USUALLY DROPS The over-all index usually de- clines in September because of lower prices for food brought on by an abundance of fall crops. But tliis year, food prices rose strongly, sending the food index up nearly 10 per cent over last year's figures. The clothing index normally advances in September, with return-to-school demand and the end of August sales, and the index performed as usual tins year, rising eight-tenths of one per cent. The indexes are based on a monthly survey across Canada of the prices of more than 300 consumer goods and services. They arc geared to the typical spending habits of urban fami- lies on low to medium incomes, and generally reflect the cost of living. While the over-all index rose by hall an index point or four- tcnths of one per cent, this wasn't sufficient to change the purchasing power of the con- sumer dollar. A dollar last month brought what 71 cents would buy in 1961. A year ago, a dollar bought what 74 cents would buy in 1961. Women suffer The report adds that black and white men have been maltreated and African "have been sub- jected to deliberate brutality." There appeared to bo "still some restraint with regard to white women." In a particularly bitter reference to electric shock torture, the committee sairi allegations made by prison- ers in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town were almost identical. "They v.cre handcuffed, told to sit in a squatting position and a stick was pushed between their knees and elbows. A plastic bag was pushed over their heads covering their eyes. Clips were then put over their thumbs, toes, temples and genitals and electric shocks were administered. Many of the victims fainted as a result." The report snys police were believed lo have used tins method of torture because "it leaves no marks for the medically untrained." Tt adds lhal shock torlure lias used "only against Africans and Indians." French protest raid From IIEUTER-AP PARIS (CP) U.S. bomM tore into the French diplomatic mission in Hanoi in an air raid early today seriously injuring the mission chief and bringing a protest to the United States from the French government. Five persons were feared dead. French President Georges Pompidou at a cabinet meeting described the bombing as "de- government spokes- man Jean-Philippe Lecat said. Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann told the cabinet that the French mission had been seriously damaged in the raid and that the mission chief Pierre Susini was "very se- riously wounded." The French government pro- test was made through the U.S. embassy in Paris, Lecat said. The U.S. embassy said that American Ambassador Arthur Watson had gone to the foreign ministry where he saw Herve Alphand, secretary-general of the foreign ministry, and ix- pressed his "deep regret" over the incident. Lecat said "the president ex- pressed his emotion over this deplorable action'' and added the French government had or- dered its ambassador in Pe- king. Etienne Manach, lo go to Hanoi. The mission svas hit at a.m. as bombs from U.S. air- craft fell on the centre of Hanoi. The Algerian mission also was reported struck. A French foreign ministry spokesman said the front of the French diplomatic headquar- ters was shattered. Four Viet- namese were pinned beneath the debris, he said. NO LETUP 111 Washington, Defence Sec- retary Melvin R. Laird conced- ed today that American bombs may have struck the French diplomatic mission in Hanoi, but said United States -air strikes against North Vietnam will continue even as private peace talks go on in Paris. TIT Old U.S. space coin may be worth HOUSTON (At') A 170-year-old U.S. coin secreted on board the Gemini 7 spacecraft in 1965 was sold recently for and the man who sold it said it could now be worth as much as The coin is a 1793 large cent which normally sells 111 numismatic circles for about A space agency spokesrmm, in response to a quei7 from The Associated Pross, admitted that the coin had slipped aboard Gemini 7, the 14-day Ciirth orbit space mission in The spokesman said that no one con- nected with the National Aeronautics and Space Ad- ministration, including (iomini 7 astronauts Frank Ror- man and James profited front the transaction. In a prepared .statement, I lie space agency said: "The coin was placed in Ihe in-flight medical kit by Dr. Howard Miners, a flight surgeon who left NASA sev- eral years ago." The coin, said the statement, was the properly U William Ulricli, a coin dealer then living in Minnea- polis, Minn. N'AKA said that after the flight Miners, Ilorman and Ijovell signed a le'.lcr certifying the coin had in space and then returned it to Ulrich. SOU) COIN Ulrich .sold (he coin tuo months ago to William Fox Steinberg, ;i long-time coin dealer in Fort Lauder- rials, I-'la. At his home in the Bahamas, Ulrich, now relired, said he sold the coin for SS.OOO cash, plus a lot ItxTttt'd next to the I.ueaya golf course on Grand Bahama Ulrieli said he now regress lite .sale. "I wouldn't even consider selling it if 1 had it tie said. "That coin could worth today any- thing up lo Three quotas Mill be terminated WINNIPEG (CP) The Ca- nadian wlicat board h.is an- nounced that effective Nov. 17, three quoins will be terminated in all shipping blocks. They are the; ivheat A quota of two bushels an acre, the oats A quota of five bushels an acre ami llic onts II quota ot five bushels an acre. The three bushel quota for flaxsced has been increased lo six and the five bushel quota (or rye h as been rn ised f a eight, in all shipping blocks, ef- fective immediately. Effective Oct. Ifi, (here will a two quota in 42 shipping blocks for red ypring wheat grading No. 1 and No. 2. City for council clears way major downtown By RICHARD BURKE and JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writers Wheels were set in motion by city council Tues- day night for a major redevelopment of the west end of the downtown area. Involved in the project, one of the most ambi- tious in the history of Lelhbridge, are one or more de- partment stores, specialty shop, restaurant, service station, an office structure, cinema and public buildings. Negotiations are most actively under way with Woodward's department store. The provincial government is seeking slightly more than 10 acres of land in the area for initial develop- ment of a provincial judge's court. Other provincial developments would be slated for the following five years or so. seen in danger BIG BUSS FOR BOB Progressive Conservotive party leader Robert Stanfield gets a big kiss from an admirer at Oktoberfesr Festival in Kitchener, On I., on Tuesday night. Mr. Stanfielcf continues his campaign Wednesday wilh a whistle-stop lour of southern, Ontario points. (CP Wirephoto) Long-time city businessman Peter Zoratti dies at 88 Peter Joseph Zoratti, long- time Crowsnest Pass and Lclh- b r i d g e businessman, died Tuesday at 88 following a brief illness. The Zoratti family donated Jimmy Duraule out of hospital SANTA MONICA, Calif. Jimmy Durante has been re- leased alter 1C days in hospital, his physician reports. Dr. John Egan said Tuesday [he 7fl-year-old comedian's main problem WHS fatigue. "All tests proved Egan added. the scnloture Aperture to the University of Lethbridge. Mr. Zoratli was born in Tjdine. Italy and came to Natal, B.C. in 1903. He was well known in the hotel business in the 'Pass for years before mov- ing to Lethbridge. Prayers will be said in Mar- lin Bros. Traditional Chapel at 8 p.m. Thursday. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev. M. H. Gillis officiat- ing. Mr. Zoratli is survived by his wife, Theresa; two sons, Barney of Pinchcr Creek, and Peter of lycthbridge; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. NEW KIREHALL The city is planning on build- ing a fireball in the area, most likely close to Ave. for eas- ier access to West Lethbridge. Something has to be done about a city hall for Lethbridge. The County of Lelhbridge is considering relocating and the existing city hall might be suit- able. The Oldman River Re- gional Planning Commission is also considering new quarters in the future. It has 212 years remaining on the present lease. The county. ORRPC and St. Mary River Irrigation District are discussing going into a fa- cility together. Something could be in the uind for a new city hall in the redevelopment area. The arena which was being considered for the redevelop- ment area, may now be con- sidered for ttie Central School property in conjunction with the new public library. A major apartment building is also considered a possibility for the new area. Creation of two large parcels of land by closing of some streets and lanes will provide an integrated development of public and commercial projects. Commercial development will be accommodated on the north- ern part of the newly-struc- tured block, between 4th and 5th Ave. from 2nd lo 5th St. S. Public buildings are planned immediately to the south, ex- tending to Gth Ave., with no street separation from the com- mercial section. Council gave first reading to a bylaw to accommodate the scheme. A public hearing on the bylaw has been set for p.m. Oct. 24. The development scheme can become law imme- diately after the public hearing with the final two readings of the bylaw. Persons affected by the by- law who wisli to approach coun- cil at the public hearing must file submissions with the city clerk by noon Oct. 20. BLACKPOOL, England (AP) A government leader start- led the Conservative party to- day with a warning that un- named plotters are stepping up The scheme will encompass efforts to smash British society three connected areas: 4th to "by promoting industrial unrest Sth St. between 4th and 5ih and anarchy." Ave.; 2nd to 4th St. between Defence Minister Lord Car- 4th and 6th Ave.; and 2nd St. rington also charged at the to the western boundary of opening session of the party's Marshall Auto Wrecking Ltd. annual convention that opposi- property from the property's lion Laborites increasingly are northern boundary to 5th Ave. being found "on the side of (he Streets slated for closing, in lawbreakers and wreckers." order to provide two large land He said this process, unless areas, are: 4th St. between 4th checked by the government, and 5th Ave.; 3rd St. between colllcl lead 'I16 downfall o! 4th avd Clli Ave.; and 5th Ave. from 2nc! to 4th SI. Ail lanes within the area will also bo closed. LAND BANK M a y o r Andy Anderson said the plan gives the city the democracy. Carrington's warning seemed lo portray the Conservative government's fight against in- flation as a fight also in de- fence of democracy. Speaking of the "small but active minority'1 of would-be portunity lo put together a land as he' pllt it bank for development, "neces- sary for sustaining progress for this part of the city." Alderman Vaughan Hembroff said the bylaw's major purpose is not to complete a particular development deal, but gives the city some rules to follow to ac- commodate future development. Some of the rules give spe- cific powers to the city. "We want to have the power lo ac- quire properly by expropriation if land can't be purchased for a ton asserted: "They see un- bridled inflation as their great- est ally and they see this gov- ernment's proposals to combat it as the greatest threat to their It was the sort of speech a party manager Carrington is chairman of the he wants to brace his followers for a snap general election. The Conservatives under Prime Minister Heath are onlv reasonable Aid." about halfway through (heir Hombroff said. Under a devel- live-year lerm" but it is open to opment scheme, (he city can ex- propriate land for private de- velopment where, under ordin- ary circumstances, land can only be obtained by this method for public use. "We're damned if we're going fo pay more for the land than it is Aid. Hembrofl s a i d. "We're not going to be held up by people squeezing us for more money." He stressed, however, if ex- propriation proceedings become necessary, land in Ihe area will be bought at fair market value. The development scheme ap- proach is provided for under the provincial planning act but has never been used in I.cthbridge and has seldom been used in other cities in Ihe province, said planning director Lawrence Smith. Heath to choose a ballot any- to suit his own political convenience. Seen and heard About town I] pUBLIC school board chairman Dr. Doug Mnc- F> h c r s o n describing school bank accounts as a "slush fund." Alderman Tom Ferguson whistling an un- identifiable tune during cily council proceedings Ecf- monton author John Unrlblail taking in the Lelhbridae nightlife while in the cily to assess tiio local election cam- paign. ho's who of corporate ivelfare state listed 'Remember, Voting ntn out, will up Ihe unemployment figures.' OTTAWA (CO A total of Hit companies share the dubious honor of a mention in the who's who of Ihe corporate welfare slate, a compendium of New Democratic attacks on the federal corporate tax ami grant .system, published today under the authorship of David Lewis, party leader. Louder Voices-The Corpo- rate Welfare Bums, a llC-page paperback, uses government statistics, company reports and cvrn a from Prime Minister Trndenu to support its claim that big corporations command an unfair share of Ihc government money and power. The louder voices in the title come from a statement Mr. TriKloaii made last year in nol- ing that mosl representations during study of tax-te- form legislation came from Ihe commercial community. "I suppose in participatory democracy there will always be some whose voice is louder than others." the prime minis- ter said. Corporations named in the liook all received what Mr. Lewis says were unnecessary grants or tax concessions. Named arc: Procter and Gamble (Can- ada 1 Ltd.; Rayonnicr Queboc- ITT Inc.; Miclielin Tire Corp.; Imperial Oil Ltd.: Shell Canada Ltd.: International N'ickel Co.; Falconbridge Mines; Allwrta Gas Trunk Line Co.; Coniinco Ltd.: Dofasco Ltd.; Hawker- Siddeley: B r a m a I c 71 TVvelopment Corp.; Canadian Equity and Development Corp.; S. It. McLaughUn Associates Ltd.; Cadillac Development Corp. Ltd.: I'Xs'e Star Insurance', Trizc-r George (Canada) Ltd.; Monarch Con- struction Ltd.; Richard Costain (Canada) Ltd.; Maryborough Properties Ltd.; Kaufman and Broad Inc.; Revenue Properties Ltd.; Victoria Wood Development Corp.; Headway Corp.; LADCO of Brandon; Genstar Ltd.; BAMC Construction and Mate- rink Ltd.: Western Realty Projects Ltd.; Cily Savings and Trust; Edmonton: Marathon Realty Ltd.; Dawson Develop- ments Ltd.: Imperial Construc- tion Ltd.; Inlcrcoillint-nlat Con- til ruction: elopuicnt Corp.; Century Cily Developments Ltd.: Standard Holdings Ltd.; Jeffries Development Ltd.; Rcdi-Mix Ltd.; Con Force Products Ltd.; Alberta Hold- ings; Rox Holdings; Universal Conslruciion Co. Ud.; Univer- sal Builders' Supplies Ltd Kn- flinecrcd Buildings Ltd.; Prcco Concrete Products Ltd.; Dart- mouth Developers Ltd. of Win- nipeg; Keitli Construction Co.; Canada Iiitcvurban Properties Ltd.; Power Corp.; William Te- ron Ltd.; Carma Developers Ltd.; Base Holdings Ltd.: Sun- Del Builders Development Ltd.; National. Sea ProdlirU Ltd.; Dominion Steel and Coal: No- randa Mines: Gaspe Copper Mines; Celanese Canada Ltd., Consolidated Textile Hill; L'.d.r Dionne Spinning Ltd.; Ihi! In- vestors Group; Valley Farm Ltd.: McCain Ltd.: Thomas Equip- ment Ltd.; McCain Foods Ltd.; Carle-Ion Cold Storage Co. Ltd.; Day and Ross Ltd.: Silver Shields Mines; Digital Com- ponents: Union Carbide: B. F. Goodrich; Glaverbel Verriere; Micro-Max Products; Exstall Mining: IRM: Saint John Ship- building rmd Dry Dock Co. Ltd.; Port Wcile'r Dry Dock I.Id.; Canada -Steamship Lines; Davic Shipbuilding Ltd.; Cana- dian Shipbuilding arid Engi- neering Ltd.: George T. Davie Ltd.; Canadian Vickcrs Ltd.: United Aircraft of Canada Ltd.; Douglas Aircraft of Can. ad.i: Canadair Ltd.; Canadian Marconi: Bell Canada: CAE In- dustries Ltd.; Computing De- vices of Canada Ltd.; Bristol Ai.rospace Ltd.; Garrett Manu- facturing Ltd.; Canadian Mar- coni; Control Data Canada Ltd.; Lockheed Offshove Petro- leum Ltd.; Canadian General K 1 c c 11 i c Canadian inghovi-so: Textron Canada Lid.: Canadian Cane F.quip- menl; Leigh Instrument Ltd.: CP Air: Mac-Mi'ian-BKx-del; Dome Mines Ltd.: Peace River Mining and Smelting; HCA Lid.: Litton Systems: Bomar Canada: Donald and Wire Cloth Ltd.: l.imd Sault Ltd.: Canadian Lady Corset Co.; Crescent Choose Co.; Alcan: Brinco; DenUon Mines; Stclco.