Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
!.ows tonight 35-40; high Friday 60-65. The Letlibridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 25t! LETHBRIDCiK, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES Prices report fans another great debate Uj TIIK CANADIAN I'UESS F'oi Ihe scccm'1 line this week Statistics Canada, one of the federal government's own agencies, has fan- ned Ihe great election debate. Its monthly report on consumer prices was barely issued Wednesday before Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and New Democrat Leader David Lewis rush- ed to the attack, accusing Prime Minister Trudeau o[ complete failure in dealing with inflation. The report showed the price index up another half- point in September. It was the first September in four years Ihe index did not drop. What could be bought with 71 cents in 1051 cost SI last month. Food prices were 9.7 per cent higher than a year ago. On Tuesday Statistics Canada reported an increase to 7.1 per cent in the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate. Mr. Stanfield, vote-hunting in southern Ontario, call- ed for an immediate increase in old-age pensions to meet Ihe rising cost of living. Urges hard look Mr. Lewis, speaking in Winnipeg, said Canada's poorer families are being forced into malnutrition by soaring food prices. He urged a quick investigation into the factors responsible for the increases. The Conservative leader recalled that two years ago Mr. Trudeau said inflation was licked. The Lib- eral government had adopted a policy of holding prices by increasing unemployment. Thai policy was in ruins. "Record high inflation continues to erode the in- comes asid savings of all Canadians while unemploy- ment has risen to the highest level in more than dec- Mr. Starfield said. Mr. Lewis meanwhile renewed his demand for gov- ernment control of food prices "before they destroy the standard of living, indeed the life, of millions o( poor people in Iliis country." He also fired another salvo at corporations ha alleges are not paying their fair share of federal taxes while drawing millions o! dollars in financial aid from Oil awn. Tiie ammunition was contained in his own book on federal industrial assistance Voices: The Corporate Welfare Burns. Sets out facts lie told a Winnipeg news conference the paperback book gives facts and figures, names of companies and some suggestions for improving lha tax structure. The book mentions 115 companies, some of them the subject of earlier Lewis attacks on government in- dustrial aid policies. Erie Kierans, former Literal communications min- ister, wrote an introduction that supports the Lews theoric.s and criticisms. However, Mr. lewis said he has not asked Mr. Kierans to join the New Demo- cratic Party. Prime Minister Trudeau remained in Ottawa but re- turns to the campaign today. He is scheduled to visit Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia in the next three days. Also in Ottawa was Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford. He announced a program to help cities to move railway tracks out of dowtitowu areas and open up land tor urban development. million aim The government promises up io million a year at the start for railway relocation and ?25 million an- nually within five years. Cities mentioned as possiblo beneficiaries arc Winnipeg, Vancouver, Moncton, N.B., Hegina ar.d Quebec City. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp, campaign- ing in New Bruswick, said all the opposition parties want to talk about is bums because they can- not find any serious issues. The campaign had been a quiet one so far be- cause Truclcfiu encouraged Ihe electorate to bo thoughtful. Unemployment today could not be dealt with by traditional stimulation of the economy, he said. Unconventional things like the Opportunities-for-Youth oud local-incentive: programs were required. At Hradford, Out., .Mr. Stanfield and Ontario Pre- mier William Hiivi.s ran into unexpected opposition at the district high school, where they made a brief ap- pearance. Pickets ificL them carrying signs saying, ''Schools nrc for lorirning not and candidates .should huve the s.tmc opportunity to address (he slu- tlent.s tin school time.'1 In Ilichmond, Hill, Out., Mr. Stanfield defended Stephen Horn an, chairman of Dcmson Mines Ltd., agaiasl the corporate welfare charges of Mr. Lewis. Man Increased grain payments announced Increased initial payments for wheat, oats and barley were announced today by the federal government, a move which will pour millions of dol- lars into the farm economy in 1972. The increases, retroactive to the beginning of the current crop year Aug. 1, will amount to 30 cents per bushel for all wheat, 10 cents a bushel for oats and nine cents a. bushel for barley. With the new increases, farmers will receive S1.76 a bushel for 1 CW wheat, 70 cents a bushel for 2 CW oats and a bushel for 3 CW barley. EXPLAINS Bud Olson, federal agricul- ture minister, in making the announcement from his Medi- cine Hat office this morning, said the specific Canadian western grades selected for the increase were chosen because they are the most popular. Mr. Olson said all of the in- creases reflect the very much improved prices the Canadian wheat board has been obtain- ing for this grain for and on behalf of the Canadian farm- 'Get, out of the election'' message Shot fired at candidate CURTAIN COMING DOWN A buggy cob slands outside the Radio Cily Music Hall in midlown York City Wednesday night during was probably the final show at Ihe home of the famous precision dancers, (tie Rocketles, A spokesman for Ihe Hall, America's largest movie palace, announced the hall is closing due to a dispute with its musicians. There was little chance that il will reopen, he said. (AP Wirephoto) merican planes SAIGON (AP) U.S. planes kept up their attacks on North Vietnam today, but increased restrictions were reported placed on their operations in the Hanoi area following dam- age to three foreign missions during an American raid on the North Vietnamese capital Wednesday. A buffer zone was being de- clared around Hanoi, and all future targets in the area must be cleared first by Ihe is'ixon administration, it was learned. Security regulations pre- vented disclosure- of the precise details of the new restrictions. During Wednesday's raid by 20 U.S. Navy planes frcm the carrier Midway, the residence of the French delegate general was destroyed, the roof was blo'.vn off the Algerian em- basy, and minor damage was done to the headquarters of tho Indian diplomatic mission, re- ports from Hanoi, Paris, Al- giers and New Delhi said. A Cambodian woman and five Vietnamese employed by the French mission were re- ported killed; Pierre Susini, Ihe French delegate-general, was seriously injured and an Alba- nian diplomat who was calling on Susini received lesser in- juries. No one was reported hurt at the Algerian or Indian build< ings. AIMED AT RAILWAY The U.S. Navy said the target nf the raid was (he Gia Lam rail yard and repair shop on the northeastern outskirts of Hanoi. Spokesmen said initial reports from the pilots from tho carrier Midway indicated all bombs were on target. But one official added: "This still does not mean that we can positively say it couldn't have been one of our bombs. We are checking further." Defence Secretary Melvin Laird and the U.S. command in Saigon suggested that the dam- age might have been done by svirface-to-air missiles that missed the American planes and detonated when they crashed to earth. But a Canadian television correspondent in Hanoi. Mi- chael Maclear of the CTV net- work, said he at least three jets make repeated dives over the heart of Hanoi at the lunch hour. can rise 'Jim row live syirl lie prew up in n uhnrp mm tiki1. Mr. Roman, an immigrant, coulfl rise (o Ihe top. "I'm sk'k tired of having free entcrprir.c ami liiird ho Mr, Koimm is Conservative candidate for York North in the Oct. ?tn federal election. Social Credit leader Real Caonettc had trouble with a hocklcr nl HKM viHc, Quo. tlin num shon ed Vive to when rui audiciuc: of a bom o'K) -stotxl up Io sinu O On l.'itcr inlonuplion Mr, Caoucttc retorted: "Kven among (hose who have thick skulls some aro thicker than others ami he is one of thorn.1' Mr, CaoHCtle urged his listeners to ensure that So- Credit fwrn.s a strong opposition jvuly in Ihe Hon.se of Commons. By so doing I hey would assure Ihcnttdvrs "E "a rifihl and honest government." in peace a. PARIS U.S. pros- idenlial adviser Henry Kifin- flew Io Washington today four days of hard bargain- ing here with North Vietnamese envoys, and diplomats hinted that the secret negotiations had macic headway towards a Viet- nam peace settlement. They remarked that (he situ- ation 'is "highly intriguing with inlcrcsling developments." "Something is in Ihe commented one. diplomat who has followed the peace talks closely. He said he could other- wise sco no reason why the North Vietnamese should help President Nixon's electoral campaign by extending tiic se- cret talks with Kissinger. Kissinger had twice post- poned his departure for Wash- itigion to havo further talks with Hanr.i emissary Le Due Tho and chief negotiator Xuan Tbiiv. ers. "We have done an assess- ment on the amount of grain thai is available for sale he said. "We have about 950 million bushels of wheat that is available now to go through tile delivery system. "By breaking the sales rec- ord of 8iV) million bushels we have the capacity to get up to 900 million bushels through the export channels this year moving grain to maxi- mum capacity we will have al least 200 million bushels left still at the end of the crop year." He said there is expected Io be about 500 to 600 million bus- hels grown this crop year which will be available for salo next year. HIGHEST QUOTA The quota for wheat has been opened to six bushels per as- signed acre and this is the highest it has been this early, he said. The incease will amount to million in retroactive pay- ments on the 100 million bus- hels hauled to elevators al- ready this crop year. "We expect that in addition to the initial payment that there probably will be a sub- stantial final payment on this grain because the world prira has risen five cents per bushel over and above the increases we have already he said. RECOHD INCOME Mr. Olson predicted that Ca- nadian farmers mil be return- ed an all time record cash in- come. "It's not only that the pi-ices havo moved up hut the volumes have been at very high levels. I don't think there is any doubt that for this crop year farmers will probably have more cash flow than at any year in be said. Ordinarily, the C a n a lian wheat board would have given these better prices to the farm- er in terms of a final payment near the end of 1973. Otto Lang, minister respon- sible for the wheat board, said at a press conference in Winni- peg it was felt the farmers were ''in a difficult cash posi- tion and have been catching up on debts for seme years now." He said DO per cent of tliis money will go to Saskatchewan wilb about one fifth divided likely between Alberta and Manitoba. He said Ihe CWB must feel there will be enough money left over at the end of the crop year for a final payment also. KITCHENER, Ont. (CP1 "Get out of the was Ihc message attached to a rifle found by police and the one they say was used to fire a shot Wednesday night at Mike Slicp- pard, NDP candidate in Kitch- ener. A 24-hour guard has been put on Mr. Shepparil by Kitchener police and an around-the-clock watch has been put on his resi- dence. Police found the rifle on the street across from where Mr. Sheppard's car was parked. It was a Lec-Enfield .30.3. Wednesday night, Mr. Shep- pard left his committee room io get a package of cigarettes he had left in his car. As he opened the door a shot was lired. The bullet missed Mr. Sheppard going through the window of the passenger the .side he was on. "Mike was supposed to be at an appointment at the NDP committee rooms here at 8 said Orville Thatcher, Mr. Sheppard's campaign man- ager. "Nothing much was doing and he went out for a package of cigarettes he left In his car. "As he opened the door, a shot went through the car. He dropped to Ms knees and craw- MIKE SI1EPPARD led on his hand and knees back into (lie committee room." Mr. Tracker said Mr. Shep- pard had also received a threatening note saying: "Don't want your kind in Kitchener. You'll get the same treatment as Bobby Kennedy." Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles a few years ago. Police said they found an empty casing still in the rifle's chamber and three live rounds in tile magazine. understand he received a letter previously, but men- tioned it to no said Kitch- ener Police Chief William Hen- rich. "He thought it was a crank letter." The NDP candidate is an art- ist and was once student presi- dent (H of Water- loo. He was campaign manager for Max Saltsmau, successful NDP candidate in Waterloo in the I960 federal election. MTS. Bailsman said ihat her husband, who is seeking re- election, has been told by police Io be careful. She didn't elabo- rate. ontingency plan wage-price By VICTOR MACK1K Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A contingency plan for wage and price con- trols, using the United States program as a guideline, has been drafted, by the govern- ment In be used if and when the cabinet decides there Is an overwhelming consensus in the country favouring controls. One of the confidential cabi- net documents that make the contingency fying wage and salary increase ceilings of from four to six per published ttu's week after being leaked to Ihe press. Government officials acknowl- edged that there is a contin- gency plan, but refused to go into details today. The latest increase in the consumer price index an- nounced Wednesday will un- doubtedly bring a fresh demand from various groups for the in- troduction of a system of con- trols. The price index rose O.J per cent in September. The in- crease contrasts with declines of 0.2 per cent in the same month during the preceding three years. "This government has a con- tingency plan. Any responsible government facing the same situation would have a contin- gency plan for controls. But that does not mean it will be implemented. The government is watching the situation closely, but is reluctant to em- bark on wage and price con- trols and all that goes with said a senior finance depart- ment spokesman. He said the publication of the document purported to a confidential cabinet document outlining wage and salary as- pects of a controls system "staggered us." It was pub- lished in the Toronto Globe and Mail Tuesday. The document deals with "a strong and comprehensive ini- tial freezing on salaries, wage rates and professional fee schedules, lasting two to three months." The freeze would he designed to take effect at the time a Prices and Incomes Control bill was submitted to parliament. Any such control plan would not apply only to wages and salaries. It would also apply controls on prices "and rentals, a senior spokesman for the fi- nance department said today. He explained that there were several cabinet documents in- volved in the contingency plan, and it appeared that one such document "purported to be a cabinet confidential loeument" had teen leaked to the press. killed in Beirut BEtRUT. Lebanon (Reutcr) The resident representative of the United Nations develop- ment program, Hashem Jawad of Iraq, was shot and killed here today, United Nations sources said. The sources said Jawad, 61, was shot by his former driver at his office tiiis morning. The contract of employment of the driver expired Id days ago and was not renewed "because of his bad the sources said. 1111 Sven Lethbridgo restaurant owner, has won the Travel and Convention Associ- ation of Southern Alberta Jerry Potts tourist hospitalily award. Doris Wichers, Mr. Erick- sen's daughter, accepted the award Wednesday on behalf of Air. Ericksen who is in West Germany attending an Interna- tional chefs convention. "A classic Canadian success, Sven Ericksen was an immi- Alberta licence plates to carry slogan in 1973 KDMONTON ICF'I Fnr the first lime in many years, li- crnsc plnU's in Alherla next year will carry a slogan, High- ways Minister Clarence Copi- thorne said today. Mr. Copithorne said in an in- terview Ihnt (ho motto "Wild Hose Country" will he on plates next year, going back to a prac- tice which in pi'icct prinr to The colors will ho orange and bine. Licence plates in Saskatch- ewan will also carry a slogan for the first time in many years. The Saskatchewan plates carry the notation "Home of Ihe RCMP" in observance of the force's centennial. Seen and heard About town if r'LARES) 101. M that he doesn't know for sure how long lerm will last I'nul Matisr. charging inlo separate school board meeting five minutes late and defending himself by say- ing "this is the first lime I've been late in 17 years" Isabella lilakcloy telling a hun- gry husband aiviving home for dinner not to blame his wife for the late meal but to mark it up to conversation. SVEN EIUCKSEN grant from Denmark who over- came many difficulties by ad- hering to the basic precepts o[ service, responsibility and hard said TCASA president John Neal in making the pre- sentation. INTEREST LEGENDARY ''Svcn Ericksen fathered the tourist zone concept in Alberta ana served four years as a dir- ector of this zone of the provincial association. He serv- ed as president of the Alberta Tourist Association and the Canadian Tiestaurant Associa- tion among others." Dr. N'eal said "Sven Brick- sen's interest in lonrisin is leg- endary always ready with sup- port, imagination and forth- right constructive criticism." The Jerry Tolls award is a slatuclie of the famous guide and interpreter to (lie North Wcsl Mounted Police and created by Cornelius Marter.s rf Jerry Polls, a Vcigan Scots balf-breert. was the first south- em Alberta counsellor" guiding newcomers Io this area. In past years the award has gone to Sicks' Brew- ery for Iho centennial garden nn'd Io Ken Udciell, Calgary Herald columnist. Drue raids way OTTAWA (CP) HCMP are conducting raids and searches in five major Canadian cities today with warrants for the ar- rest of 42 people charged with drug offences. In a statement, the force said the sweep concludes "under- cover investigations inlo illicit drug trafficking seme phases of which have been in progress for ovo- six months.'' The five centres are Moncton, N.B., where IK warrants have been issued. Ottawa-Hull, 20. Toronlo, 37, Vancouver 90 and Victoria, 43. '50's my sonl'