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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 60-65 The LetHbridae Herald ? ? ? ? ? VOL. LXIII - No. 256 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS' TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES STEEL RAIL BLUES-The Rock Island Line it isn't. In fact, it's a northern British Columbia extension of the provincially-owned Pacific Great Eastern Railway built on shifting muskeg ond glacial silt. In dry weather the railbed is like talcum powder, when it rains it turns to gumbo. The tracks shift with climatic changes. Small Cloud Seen On Coal Horizon By JOHN MIKA Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - Recognition of Red China eventually could reverse the order of bulk exports by Western Canada shipped through the new Roberts Bank super-port. It certainly brightens the long-term prospects for shipments of lumber, potash and grain to China but it also raises a small cloud on the horizon for the ? burgeoning coking coal exports to Japan which dominate present discussion about Roberts Bank. This strange quirk is suggested by a recent survey of the world competition Canada faces in trying to sew up a major share of the enormous Japanese demand for steel-making coke. "If the bamboo curtain is raised within the next decade, Japan is certain to be ready, willing and able to consume whatever volume of Chinese coal may become available for export-with consequent potentially adverse effects for Canadian coal," says, a report by Crow's Nest Industries Limited. China Has Potential Alex Brown, senior coal adviser in the energy mines and resources department here, agrees China has the potential but personally feels that its present mining inefficiency, overloaded transport and huge internal needs could keep it out of Pacific competition tor the rest of the decade-unless it decides to sell to Japan at "politically-inspired prices." Japanese business circles have sent numerous trade missions to Red China and throughout the. past decade have made no secret of their belief that over the long-haul, they regard Mainland China as the first or second largest market for their manufactured exports and supplier of raw material imports, particularly coal. But the. Japanese government, with a notable lack of enthusiasm, has followed the United States line and refused to recognize Red China so far, although it sold $200 million of goods to it last year. That's where Canada's recognition of Red China Tuesday comes in. Many observers feel it may turn out to be a turning point in breaking the international anti-China logjam fashioned by the U.S.-a result that is sought by a growing number of influential persons in the U.S. itself. Natural Trade Partners As the CNIL survey indicates, if the bamboo curtain lifts, Japan is certain to commence business with China on a grand scale because the two are natural trading partners. This would not affect current Canadian contracts for supplying 183 million tons of coal, worth $2.6 billion dollars, to Japan and it would not prevent various Canadian companies signing contracts in the near future for many millions of tons more. Japan's trade policy has avoided putting all its eggs into one basket so it could be expected to continue buying coal from Australia, Canada, U.S.A., Poland and Russia even after it started buying from China-but the long-term impact undoubtedly would blunt the Canadian drive to penetrate the Japanese market as a leading supplier. - However, this possibility, made more visible now Russian Plane Seized TRABZON, Turkey (AP) - A father-and-son team of hijackers seized a Soviet Aeroflot airliner over southern Russia today and forced it to; fly to this Turkish town on the Black Sea '. coast, Turkish officials reported. They said a hostess who resisted was shot dead and two pilots were wounded. It was the first successful hijacking of a Soviet passenger plane to another country. Soviet authorities for years have kept military guards at airfields. The hijackers surrendered and were taken.into police custody after the plane, carrying 50 persons, landed here just after noon. A militia colonel here identified the two as Brazinskas Ko-reyero, 46, and his 18-year-old son, Argedas, both Soviet citizens. Turkish press reports said the hijackers were of Jewish origin. This could not be confirmed immediately. 'There goes the neighborhood!' Talkative Folk Live Longer TOKYO (Reuter) - Talkative people with a sweet tooth live longer, Japan's health and welfare miriistry reported Thursday. A study on 1,631 persons who died at 90 or over last year showed about 75 per cent preferred sweet foods, and almost 99 per cent were regarded by relatives as talkative and sociable. 51 Die Eating Their Lunch -Bridge Falls MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuter) - Fifty-one men were feared killed today when a 2,000-ton section of a huge new steel and concrete bridge collapsed atop wooden sheds where workmen were eating lunch. Thirty bodies were recovered but 21 men were missing and feared dead in the debris. Nineteen survivors were taken to hospital some with serious injuries. One of the victims was Jack Hindshaw, chief engineer with the design architects, who six weeks ago assured a meeting of bridge workers that the structure was safe. Sixty-seven welders were strengthening the concrete span with heavy-duty steel when part of the 8,460-foot bridge tumbled down. The West Gate Road Bridge, costing about $48 million, was scheduled to open early next year to provide Melbourne's western suburbs with an eight-lane traffic link over the Yarra River to the city centre. Between 70 and 80 men were working on or near the 450-foot bridge section which crumbled and fell 134 feet on to the riverside sheds where dozens of other workmen were taking their lunch break. SOME MEN BURIED Eyewitnesses said the falling concrete and steel buried some men in soft mud on the river bank. Six mobile cranes were brought in to lift the wreckage, of the huts as police and rescuS workers searched for victims. Police in boats searched for bodies in the river. The bridge site in the suburb of Footscray was declared a state disaster area, giving police power over all emergency services. Within hours of the tragedy unions withdrew labor from the entire bridge project. ORDERS INVESTIGATION Premier Sir Henry Bolte of Victoria state ordered a royal commission investigation into the disaster. When completed, the bridge will be Australia's largest. Its eight lanes are expected to carry 30,000 cars and trucks daily. Completion was scheduled for next year. rudeau Delays To Russia Crisis Reason OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau announced today that he has reluctantly cancelled his visit to Russia, planned to start Monday. The prime minister told the Commons that he had notified the Soviet authorities Tuesday of the possibility that he might not be able to make the trip. Since formal cancellation of the trip, he said, he had received "a very understanding" reply from Premier Alexei Ko-sygin. Mr. Trudeau said that Premier Kosygin had expressed a hope that his visit to the Soviet Union might be held later. Mr. Trudeau made the announcement in reply to a question by R. G. L. Fairweather, Conservative MP for Fundy-Royal. WAITED UNTIL ASKED The prime minister, in an apparent attempt to play down the postponement because of terrorists in Quebec did not make the announcement at the start of the Commons sitting when government statements normally are made. The long-planned Russian visit had been scheduled to last 30 days and to take Mr. Trudeau to a number of Soviet cities and to Arctic Siberia. Mr. Trudeau had wanted to go ahead with the trip on the grounds that postponement would be tantamount to an admission that the terrorists were running events. However, it was recognized that Mr. Trudeau should not be out of the country at a critical time when quick decisions might have to be made. In the meantime, the Liberal fund - raising dinner in Montreal Sunday which was to have been addressed by Mr. Trudeau has been cancelled, party sources said today. After the usual Thursday morning cabinet meeting, Mr. Trudeau briefed the three opposition leaders on the Cross-La-porte kidnapping case. Nobel Prize Winners Named STOCKHOLM (Reuter) - The 1970 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded today to Sir Bernard Katz of Britain, Swedish scientist Ulf Von Euler and American scientist Julius Axel-rod. The three were awarded the prize, worth 400,000 crowns ($76,800) "for their discoveries concerning the humoral transmitters in the nerve terminals and the mechanisms for their storage, release and inactiva-tion," the Karolinska Institute said in its citation. Katz 59, who was born in Leipzig, Germany, is professor of biophysics at University College, London. Von Euler, 65, is professor of physiology at tile Karlinska Institute here. Axelrod is chief professor of pharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health in Be-thesda, Md. STEEL SPAN COLLAPSES-Giant steel platform, which fell from a concrete pylon, right, on huts containing construction workers on their lunch break, is grim testimony to the collapse of a bridge under construction in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday. Fewer Canadians Jobless - But by a Red Chinese embassy in North America will not necessarily affect the ultimate development of Western Canada's coal deposits. It should reinforce current and growing attention on developing a market Tor Rocky Mountain coke in the western U.S., Eastern Canada and Europe. OTTAWA (CP) - Fewer Canadians were listed unemployed in September, but only because the total available for work declined as young people returned to school. A joint report today from the manpower department and Dominion Bureau of Statistics said 398,000 Canadians were unem- ployed" in "September, 50,000 fewer than during August. But the total labor force fell by 336,000 to 8,384,000 at the same time because of the return to school. Unemployment usually dec- lines in September, but the report said this year's reduction in the jobless rate was smaller than usual. Thus, the percentage of the work force without jobs shrank to 4.7 per cent from 5.1 in August-47 out of every 1,000 would-be workers jobless compared with 51 out of 1,000 in the seasonally-adjusted rate as a more significant guide to employment trends. A year ago September, 279.000 of a work force of 8,126,000 were unemployed for an actual jobless rate of 3.4 per cent. The seasonally-adjusted rate then was five per cent. " August. But when the figures are adjusted to discount seasonal ups and downs, the jobless rate rose to 6.9 per cent from 6.7 in July and August, the highest since early 1961. Economists regard 'fjECtlNE IN WES'v----- In the main regions, actual unemployment rates this September declined across the country while seasonally-adjusted rates rose in the Atlantic region and Ontariio, wera un- changed in Quebec and declined in Western Canada. Actual jobless rates fell to 5.2 from 5.6 per cent in the Atlantic area, to 6.3 from 7.1 in Quebec, to 3.7 from 3.8 in Ontario, 3.2 from 3.4 on the Prairies and to 6.6 from 7.1 in British Columbia. The seasonally-adjusted un-employment rates rose to 8.8 Quebec Requests Armed Forces In Emergency QUEBEC (CP) - The Quebec government has decided to ask for armed forces support to help police protect the public and public buildings, a spokesman for Premier Robert Bourassa announced today. The spokesman made the announcement following an hour-long meeting of the Quebec cabinet. He said the decision was made "after discussions with police authorities" and "with the aim of assuring the safety of the people and public buildings." Heavy demands had been made on the energies of police forces in recent days, following two political kidnappings last week. The spokesman said Premier Bourassa "has avoided, until now," calling on army support. "But normal concern for public welfare and safety will no longer permit him to delay (calling for) the necessary support." WILL ASK OTTAWA Army units have been moving into the general area of Montreal recently. The procedure is for the Quebec government to ask Ottawa to order army units into the city. Officers of Quebec's Roy.il 22nd Regiment are already occupying offices in the new Montreal headquarters of Quebec Provincial Police. Men of the Royal 22nd were moved by helicopter Tuesday night from Valcartier base near Quebec to Ste. Therese north of Montreal. Forces spokesmen denied, however, that the troop movements had anything to do with the kidnapping last week of British envoy James Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. had been invited to continue the sessions in Quebec City where Mr. Demers had gone. Other developments Wednesday included discussion in the House of Commons at Ottawa of a measure to give police special emergency powers as a result of the Montreal kidnappings. In Ottawa, a spokesman for Prime Minister Trudeau said no delay is likely by the federal government in meeting the Quebec goverment request for armed forces assistance. The spokesman said that federal approval for such requests from provinces "is pretty automatic." TALKS UP IN AIR MONTREAL (CP) - Talks aimed at freeing two political hostages held by Quebec terrorists were up in the air today with the kidnappers' spokesman in Montreal and the government representative in Quebec City with the provincial cabinet. After a one-hour meeting with Robert Demers, government contact man, lawyer Robert Lemieux said Wednesday he World Series Orioles Wrap Up Series BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore Orioles won the 1970 World Series coming from be-hit d with an explosive 15-hit attack that buried thepitching-ahy Cincinnati Reds &3 in the fifth game Thursday. In winning the best-of-seven series 4-1, the Orioles spotted the hard-hitting Reds a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but Mike Cuellar blanked the Big Red Machine the rest of the way while his mates hammered six pitchers. Frank Robinson hit a two-run homer and Merv Rettenmund a solo shot and Paul Blair and Evvie Johnson each had three hits. The victory brought each member of the winning Orioles at least the minimum guarantee of $15,000 and, in part, atoned for their upset los to the New York Mets in last year's World Series. Cincinnati 300 000 000- 3 6 0 Baltimore 222 010 02x- 915 0 Merritt, Granger (2) Wilcox (3) Cloninger (5) Washburn (7) Carroll (8) and Bench; Cuellar and Etchebarren. W-Cuellar. L -Merritt. HRs: Bait-F. Robinson (2), Rettenmund, Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN CCHOOL trustee Doug Card looking at the array of colored shirts worn by fellow board members and suggesting the term "white collar worker" is obviously outmoded . . . Jorgen Mae-gaard shopping for a can opener in preparation for his wife being away . . . Al Smith planning to chop a couple of feet off his boat oars "to keep them out of the sand" as he rowed in the present low waters at Keho Lake. Guerrilla Camp In Quebec? OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau declined a direct answer Thursday when asked in the Commons for any information on a guerrilla training camp in northern Quebec. The question was put by Percy Noble (PC-Grey-Sim-coe) who said he had asked the same question in March. 1968, when Mr. Trudeau was justice minister. The prime minister asked Mr. Noble to read his reply of that time. The question asked by Mr. Noble on March 19, 1968, was whether Mr. Trudeau would investigate reports that a Cuban airplane had made flights in and out of a guerrilla camp in northern Quebec without RCMP knowledge. Mr. Trudeau's response at the time was to defer an answer on the matter. UNITED APPEAL per cent from 8.5 in the Atlantic region and to 5.1 from 4.4 in Ontario. The rate was unchanged in Quebec at 8.9 per cent and went down to 5.2 from 5.3 on the Prairies and to 8.8 from. 9.2 in British Columbia. Countdown . . . To Go $77,499 Objective $146,446 ;