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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 20s, high Tuesday 50 The Lcthbtidgc Herald VOL. IJCV No. 259 C'i'OBBK 10, 1792 .C. soirt. its wares By MICHAEL HUGHES VICTORIA (CP) A New Democratic Party gov- ernment v.-ill display its legislative wares lor the first time in British Columbia at the opening Tuesday o! a special session of the provincial legislature. Armed with a decisive mandate from the Aug. 30 pswincial election, Premier Dave Barrett will an- nounce several pieces of legislation in the throne speech lo be read by Lt.-Gov. John Nicholson. Included in this initial legislative program will be a S200-a-mont.il guaranteed monthly ijicome for elderly citizens: a repeal of the current ban on tobacco anil al- cohol advertising in B.C.; changes in the Public Schools Act; an increased minimum wage, and minor changes In labor law. There will be no budget speech during the fall sitting winch the NDP administration says could last two weeks or longer depending on how much time is taken up on the throne speech debate. Because this is the first time the NDP has been In power in B.C. and in light of Mr. Barrett's an- nouncement last week that several major companies arc in lino for a government takeover, a great deal of public attention is expected to be focused on tho session. For the last 20 years the province has lieen gov- erned by the Social Credit party led by W. A. C. Bennett, who 1ft it be known many times that he had little patience for the annual sitting of the legislature, it a waste of time during which the govern- ment could better be about the business the people elected it to do. JVDP has 38 seats Standing in tho 55-seat house is NDP 38. Social Credit 10, Literals five and Conservatives two. Twenty- nine o( the members have no legislative experience. Mr. Bcmiell, the 72-year-old leader of the official opposition, says he not play the role of an ob- structionist during the silting, but will offer alterna- tive programs. "Compare, compare, compare" will be Us motto, he said. The government's major piece of legislation will ba that alloting a guaranteed monthly'income for ev- ery person d5 or over. Rehabilitation Minister Norman said the necessary bill will be introduced de- spite uncertainty about how much of lire cost the ted' cral government will share. The pension scheme, which will affect about 110.000 elderly citizens, is expected to cost about 542 million and the NUP government maintains that under llio Canada assistance plan, the federal government is ob- ligated to enter into n 50-50 cost-sharing agreement on the pension increases. Following a meeting last week with Mr. Lcvi, Fed- eral Health Minister John Munro said discussions will continue on the legality of federal funds being pro- vided for tiie plan under the Canada Pension Plan. Will lift ad ban PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TOO SECTIONS 18 PAGES iversion abeiled suicide By GREG McINTYRE Herald Stalf Writer A major diversion oC water within Alberta or to the United States would be "ecological says Stuart Smith, director of fish and wildlife of the Al- berta department of Hie environment. THREAT TO LIFE "We've now arrived at a point where many reputable scientists are convinced, as Ulster GONE TO THE DOGS Mrs. Robert Stanfleld p u I 5 a Progressive Conservative sticker on a passing dog durin g campaign waik with Mr. Stanfield in Tor- onto. Israel signals new From AP-KEUTKIl A top Israeli official said to- day five air strikes against Arab guerrilla bases in Lc'ba- non and Syria signalled a new policy of "no longer wailing for tba guerrillas to hit first." But Britain, ojio of the na- involved in (lie search for Middle East peace, assailed the Israeli attacks. A foreign office spokesman in London, said: "This does not serve the cause of a final settlement of the Arab-Israeli dispute. The raids were the first against ttie guerrillas since tlie Sept. 16-17 sweep into Lebanon by Israeli army units. There has been relative quiet on the borders since then, but Gen. Hai rn Kerzog, f he former in- (elligence chief, said in a broadcast commentary: "From now on the very presence of sa- boteurs" in Syria and Lebanon "Is to be regarded as a provo- cation." "This is the operative phase of our pledge to hit the terror- ts The NDP government is also committed to a re- peal of 1971 legislation outlawing any tobacco or al- cohol advertising in the province. Mr. Barrett 1ms said he is repealing the law not because he doesn't agree with its intent but localise it has proved lo he in- effective. The government will also repeal Social Credit leg- islation putting a 6.5-per-cent ceiling on the amount teachers' salaries can lie increased annually (.vitluuit seeking a referendum, and putting a 108-per- cent limit on the amount school boards can budget for operating expenses over the previous year's budget. Tlio NDP will permit boards to budget up (o per cent of the last year's budget. Another piece of legislation will Ix; that increasing !hc minimum wage in B.C.'., uhich now stands at -in hour. During Ihe election campaign the NDP said it would raise the minimum wage immediately to an hour hut since the election Mr. Barrett has refused to say whether the increase will be pro- vided at once or in stages. The government lias not spelled out what law amendments will be enacted hut Labor Minister William King has indicated it will not include anything RS significant as a repeat of the controversial Media- tion Act, Ml Id, which provides for binding settle- ments and government back-to-work orders in certain disputes, David Anderson, fur mer member of Parliament for Ksqiiimatt-Siianich, will be making his cfcbut as B.C. Liberal leader. ITo won the leadership in May follow- ing Ihe resignation of Dr. Pat lUcCieor, who remain! In I tin legislature ns the LilH-ral member from Van- conver-Poirl (Ircy. Mr. Anderson represents (he Vic- toria rifling. Conservative Trader Dorril Warren was defeated in fbe Aug. 30 election and will not in the house ui1.li (he two Tory nicmtxfrs, Dr. 0. Scolt Wallace of Oak Bay and Hugh Curlis, mayor of Saanich and for .Saanich ami The Islands. Mr. said he will romnin on 53 he in liic- galleries during nn-'t of session. lie ntons In run in n byolcolion il nim should be CAlltv! By WILLIAM r. NICHOLSON SANTIAGO. Chile (API Riot police fired more than a score of tear gas grenades in a downtown street today a.s hun- dreds of people tried to stage an anti-government demonstra- tion. "Chile is anil nill be a coun- try in shouted the demonstrators, many of them businessmen, as several bus- loads of riot police launched (he tear gas to clear Calle Ahu- mada, Santiago's main com- mercial street. Office workers jeered at police from windows. Such demonstrations have been banned under the state of emergency, a form of martial Long queues of Asians build up KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) Long queues of Asians built up today outside the British high commission here following Sun- day's announcement that sev- eral thousand Asians previously denied British cntvy permits would be granted thorn, Soon after the doors opened, about 200 Asians were waiting, and more joined them as tho British in local papers known. The Siigh commission now is issuing onlry permits In (he es- timated -S.tXHl British wives and children of .stateless and Ugan- dan citizen Asians, and is re- considering applications Asians whose renunciation of British citizenship did not effec- tively secure the retention of their Ugandan citizenship. law, that lias been declared In 17 of 23 provinces because of a crippling truckers' strike. Defying the orders of Gen. Hector Bravo Munoz. chief of the Santiago emergency zone, small businessmen and shop keepers did not open for busi- nes this morning, maintaining a sympathy strike will the tru- ckers, whose leaders are still in jail. The genera! had warned that closed stores would be requisi- tioned by the army and police. isLs wherever they are, and they are in' Lebanon and another high-ranking military source said. An Israeli spokesman said the targets in Lebanon were at Sinik, Dakifa and Dier cl Ash- aycr and a guerrilla naval base at Has el Naba south of the Li- tani River Delta. He said a guerrilla training camp was hit in Syria. The raiders came within 15 miles of Beirut and within 30 miles of Damascus. The spokesman said all the planes returned safely. CALLED TIUIXIXG CAMPS Speaking lo a group of vis- iting American Jewish women soon after I he raids, Premier Golda Meir said the camps hit were centres of training for ler- rori.sls who conducted oper- ations across the border and against Israelis around the world. The raids came at a time when the guerrillas have pulled back from some parts of the Lebanese border area and fro- zen military activity in an at- tempt to avoid giving Israel any excuse for mounting new attacks on the country. This was the result of an un- derstanding reached between the Palestinian resistance lead- ers and Lebanese authorities after last month's Israeli attack on southern Lebanon. I am, that pollution for all soci- eties is a present threat to our continued existence on Hie he told 90 persons at a water conference sponsored by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and Lethbridge Community College. Mr. Smith, a member of the Environment Conservation Au- thority, said the standard of living' is decreasing each year in the world while the world population is doubling every 30 lo 35 years. United States has prob- ably got 50 or 103 million peo- ple more than it needs right now and if we transfer signif- icant amounts of water to the. United States it's only go- Ing to raise the capacity of that country' to have a bigger popu- he said, CHEATING MISERY Dr. A. E. Palmer, former su- perintendent of the Lethbridge Besearch Station and noted au- thority on agriculture, asked whether conservationists aren't "creating misery" by predict- ing doom. Dr. Palmer suggested many people look forward to living in more crowded communities. Dr. C. D. Stewart, president o! Lothbridge Community Col- lege and a water authority, fa- vored diversion of water to the U.S. "if it was in the interests of the Canadian people." Mr. Smith said world popula- tion and economic growth must be stabilized. I'KGKS TAX REL1EK Economic growth cannot be stabilized until population growth stops, he said. He pro- posed incentives such as tax re- lief to couples who would limit the size of their families. "None of the economists I have ever talked to have said there is anything wrong with zero population he said. Asked whether lie would fa- vor diversion of water within Alberta, Mr. Smith said, not un- less it would result in a higher standard of living. The numlrer of people in the world living near starvation has increased in recent years, he said. "That's why I'm against put- ting water in the United States from Canada or water into the Oldman basin from the Red Deer or the Bow because, it achieves the result we don't want." All that waler diversion cre- ates, he said, is demand for more water. TORONTO (CP1 A lawyer for two Indian groups said to- ff.iy lie will try to have tiie CBC charged under the Criminal Code with communicating hate propaganda. James Karswick, represent- ing the Native Council of Can- ada and the Union of Ontario Indians, protested the showing of the second half of the Wall Disney movie Savage Sam on Sunday. Mr. Karswick said lie planned to ask a justice of the peace today to issue a sum- mons against CBC President Laurent Picard, and said he follow up vulh a formfil letter !o tiie Canadian Iladio- Tclcvipion Commission and an- other lo Patrick Mahoney, nnn- Lstcr of state. Under the hale literature bill, an amendment to the Criminal Code approved two years ago, it is an offence, punishable by a sentence of to two years in prison, to incite hatred of a group identifiable by race, color, religion or ethnic origin. SHOWED OVER PROTEST CBC programmers decided to show the film, despite Indian prolesls on the grounds that Savage Sam was fiction, and not a factual presentation of In- dian life. The movie is a fictional ac- count of two young while boys and a girl captured by rene- gade Apaches on the Texas frrmlier. In the movie dialogue Indians arc called "red devils" and horse thieves .a re shown laugh- ing while their prisoners are beaten. VANCOUVER (CP) A black New Democratic Party Ml-A and former professional football player, Emery Barnes, snubbed, the Interna- tional Tennis Tournament Sun- day after he saw that two players were from South Africa. Mr. Barnes, who played with the British Columbia Lions and was recently elected MLA for Vancouver Centre, was lo open the tournament on behalf of Premier Dave Barrett. He said later his actions were "as an individual." "I didn't wish to embarass he said. "I'm sure everything was done in good 'faith, but it became a quenion of principle." Mr. Barnes found out about the South African entries only three hours before the schedul- ed opening, and quietly return- ed his tickets to tournament chairman Don Fontana SO min- utes before he was lo appear. He said he had planned to "say a few things about inter- national, togetherness" to open the tournament. "But I picked up the sports pages snd noticed South Afri- can names and it hit me: This is something I couldn't accept -legislated racial discrimina- tion of a nation." Mr. Barnes said ho had noth- ing against the South African players, Rob Maud and Cliff Drysdalc, but added he has written a letter to Rothmans, the tournament sponsors, out- lining his position and "giving notice I will be making a pro- test." When Inf o r m ed of Mr. Barnes' actions, Mr. Maud ex- pressed surprise and said he wasn't representing South Africa in the tournament. "We're just individuals work- ing for the American Company VvCT (World Championship of Tennis, of Dallas, Texas) and I've been employed by them since January, he said. "I'm here .to play tennis. I don't care a damm about poli- ticians at all." A black U.S. player, Arthur Ashe, expressed mixed emo- tions over the incident. He said he could not criticize Mr. Barnes for his actions, but added that he knew both Mr. Drysdale and Mr. Maud and respected them. Mr. Ashc was refused entry into South Africa in 1069 because of the country's apartheid, laws. Harries said he would in- vestigate another south African presence in British Columbia. BELFAST (AP> Gunmen killed three Roman Catholics in Belfast during the weekend, and militant Protcstanls vowed they would prevent local elec- tions from being held in North- ern Ireland in December. The deaths brought Northern Ireland's confirmed fatality toll (o G06 in more than three years of communal violence. Two of the men were serving customers in a liquor store Sat- u-day nipht when two hooded gunmen hurst in and opened fire on them. Two other men were seriously wounded. An- other man was found shot through the tiead in another port of Belfast. The elections were announced by William Wliitelaw, Britain's chief administrator for North- em Ireland, for Dec. 6. To appease the Catholics, the British administration agreed to hold the elections on tha basis of proportional represen- tation for the province's million Protestants and half-million Catholics. But militant Protestants op- posed the proportional repre- sentation system and demanded that any elections be preceded by a referendum on whether ttie six northern counties should be united with the Catholic Irish republic in the south. Billy Hull, leader of the Prot- estant Loyalist Association of Workers, told a weekend rally: "The elections will not ba held." The Ulster Volunteer Force, a Protestant guerrilla group set up io counter the Irish Republi- can Army, threatened action against candid ales. Elections arc also opposed by the Ulster Defence Association, a Protestant vigilante group vvluct) claims it can field an armed force of and the Vanguard Movement, which claims a following of Proles tanls. Hie Ulster Defence Associ- ation claimed it was using American veterans of the Viet- nam war to train its men, but British mililary authorities dis- counted the claim. An army spokesman said American advisers were unnec- essary because many UDA members had combat ex- perience with tte British army in Malaysia, Borneo and Aden. "Americans do not know the terrain, anyway." the spokes- man said. "And if you don't know the terrain in Belfast, you end up dead." During the night gangs o! Protestant youths rio'.ed in East Belfast and threw stones at (rcops. The youngsters also brcke inlo a drugstore and stole acid. In Armagh, a soldier was se- riously hir.l when a hoobytrap exploded in an empty house. Committee waited too long in Quebec kidnap crisis air claims 176 lives calfatt on Gtection. And it's whiw tha choctsfi sonwona to bfamft for tho ntoss tlwy ara in.' MOSCOW (AIM In the rivil nir disaster in his- tory, persons were killed w h r 'i lUr-sirm jellinrr crashed Friday nipht try- ing to lard in had weather at Moscows international airport, a reliable. Soviet source re- ported. A flay lalcr, a British joMiner turned hack from tho same air- porl because the instrument landing system on tho ground w.is iMt workinp, n Hrilish Kn- Airuiu s spnkpMiirm Siiirl in I.orxUm, I1' ni'iyn in s.'iiil they wore toM 33 Chilean (ouri.Md, (IVP Algerians, fl Frenchman ami a Briton were aboard Ihe Russian plane. The UynshhvfiS is n four-on- pncrl am! MIC largest piano operated I'y (lie Sovirl airline, ft licgan flying internal ional roulf.' sbotit five years Another such plane crashed two months ago shortly after taking off from Kast Berlin, flnrl 15ft fwi'sons were killed, The worst previous nir aslrr look IP.? yonr Japan. A simian! pilot fly- ing ii fipliter collided n rtirliiK-r, nml all nn ho.u'd the nirlinrr were Killed. stii'Jent pilot survived. QUEBEC A former member of flic Commons' per- manent j n s t ice commi'.Jco charged Sunday that the com- mittee knew more than a year prior to the October. ]fl70 kid- nap crises that the Front dci Liberation riu Quebec planned to abrluc-f a foreign diplomat. Tlenc Matte. Social Credit MP for Chnrnplain. said in subur- ban Lorclle1- ille thai thr corn- and heard About town 'T'OOTIU.ESS AT Simons claiming lie may never stnilo ngiim after losing bis trclb I'.orucici' Curl Incaking into Kales of laughter wliile Icaeli- ing friendi to play miUep had read an FI-Q com- munique and saw photos of Jacques anil Paul ROFC- but waited until after British diplo- mat James Cross vr a s kid- napped and Quebec Labor Min- ister Pierre Laporte "-ns mur- dered before imposing "an iron fist" on Quebec He also said a member of HCMP hnrl rented an apart- HIP ill just he-low (lie one in which Mi. OOFS was held from the lirm1 nf his abduction in Oc- tober, 1070, unJil bis relea.se in DecenilKsr the same year. "There was a man lying down in Ihe car which took Mr. Cross and his abduclorR lo Dor- val he said, "and that nian was the ROMP agent." Mr. Matte said the govern- ment had let the FI.Q rlo what il before acting, an "old syslcm" method of catling un- til crimes occur Instead of try- ing to prevent them. Largest drug seizure in history TORERMORY. Out'.