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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY NEAR The Lethbtidge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 261 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1971 PHICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES War measures act should be invoked TORONTO (CP) The Canadian government should invoke the War Measures Act again if faced with a crisis similar to that of October, 1970 said the ma- jority of respondents to a country-wide telephone sur- vey conducted earlier this month. The survey of 774 persons was done for the CBC television network program. Weekend. Sixty-seven per cent of the respondents said the government should again invoke the War Measures Act and 72 per cent said it should again call in the army. Twenty-three per cent said the act should not be invoked and 10 per cent said they didn't know while J6 per cent opposed calling in the army and 12 per cent said they didn't know. While 65 per cent of the French-speaking respon- dents supported use of the act only 64 per cent, com- pared to 74 per cent English-speaking, wanted the army called in. Last October, Quebec Labor Minister Pierre La- porte and British trade commissioner James Cross were kidnapped by members of the FLQ. Mr. La- porte was killed but Mr. Cross was released when his abductors were allowed to go to Cuba. Think move okay The survey showed 75 per cent of the respondents thought the decision to invoke the act last year was correct. However, 80 per cent of English-speaking per- sons supported the decision compared to 60 per cent of French-speaking persons. Sending the army into Quebec last October was termed correct by a total of 74 per cent 77 per cent English-speaking and 69 per cent French-speak- ing. Sixty-three per cent thought the circumstances at the time justified making arrests without laying charges. However, only 42 per cent of French-speaking respondents felt this way compared to 71 per cent of English-speaking respondents. Of the 60 per cent of the respondents who felt the events of last October had an effect on separatist feel- ing in Quebec, 27 per cent thought they increased sepa- ratist feeling while 24 per cent felt they decreased sep- aratist feeling. Respondents felt that the attitude of the people of Quebec to Hie rest of Canada has either stayed the same 39 per cent or became less favorable 30 per cent in the past year. Similarly, the majority of the sample felt that the attitude of peope in the rest of Canada to Quebec has stayed the same 37 per cent or become less favorable 36 per cent. Complete interviews in the survey were numeric- ally weighted by the population of the region in which the interview was conducted. Predicts death of the oceans WASHINGTON (AP) Predicting the death of the world's oceans early in the next century, Jacques- Yves Cousteau called here for major nations to give one per cent ot their combined military budgets for basic marine research. Cousteau, at 61 UK world's foremost underwater explorer, said the destruction of the oceans from pol- lution and other causes is already 20 to 30 per cent total. The complete cost of cleansing them would run from five to six per cent of the gross national prod- uct of all the world's developed nations with at least billion coming from the U.S. alone, Cousteau said. "Anything done against the water is a crime against Cousleau said, reporting on his conclu- sions from an epic career of more than 30 years of deepsea exploration. "The water must remain alive if we are to re- main he said. If the oceans are to be saved what he called the wild and destructive spirit of international competition must first be tamed, he said. "Unless we lame this competition there will be no Cousteau told an international conference on ocean pollution conducted by a Senate Commerce sub- committccc. Cousteau said the risibility at 1.000 feet in an iso- lated area off the coast of Madagascar was more than 300 feet 20 years ago but has now diminished to less than 100 feet. Two decades ago the coastal waters of the Med- iterranean teemed with fish and sea life but now, "it is unusual to find a fish more than three indies long." "Our latest observations in Micronesia in the Pa- cific are he added. "Pollution is every- where around the world. We are not sure our children will see anything we know now." Dief almost chokes over warm welcome OTTAWA (CP) Six weeks alter being stricken with a serious ulcer attack, John Diefenbaker returned lo (he Commons Monday and the warm welcome "al- most made me choke." The 76-year-old former prime minister looked, as Speaker Lucicn Lamourcux put it, dangerously well. MPs from all sides of the house flocked to his desk lo welcome Mr. Diefenbaker back. And when the Speaker noted his return, there was desk-thumping applause. Prime Minister Trudeau shook hands with the old warrior and said he hoped Mr. Diefenbaker was re- turning full of charity. "I am always the Prince Albert MP replied. "Ah, said the prinw minister. Fresh demonstrations planned Kosygin security tightened Soviet press calm From REUTER-AP MOSCOW (CP) Soviet news media, in the first report of Monday's manhandling of So- viet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Ottawa, today described the in- cident as a provocation and at- tempted act of hooliganism. The official news agency Tass issued an 11-line report on the incident some 18 hours after a 3Toung Hungarian emigre broke through security lines while the Soviet leader was walking with Canadian Prime Minister TTu- deau. 'Hie emigre threw himself on Kosygin from behind and half pulled off the Russian pre- mier's coat. Tass noted that Trudeau had expressed profound regret at what happened. Moscow radio broadcast at the same time a similar report in its home service for Soviet listeners. STRESS TOSPITALITY In reporting on Kosygin's visit to Ottawa, Pravda today stressed Canadian hospitality and Soviet-Canadian co-opera- tion. The Communist party news- paper brushed off the manhan- dling of Kosygin, without men- tioning it directly, as the work of "people of the past who got stuck in the trenches of the cold war." Elsewhere in the officially- controlled. Soviet press there was no mention of the incident, PRINTS PHOTO A photograph of a pleased- looking Kosygin and a happy looking Trudeau in a shirt and tie appeared on the staid front page of Pravda today. Pravda reported at length how Canadians had given a warm reception to the visiting Soviet dignitary, on the first trip to Canada by a Soviet head of government. It also carefully avoided men- tioning either that a Jewish group had demonstrated against imprisonment of Soviet Jews in recent months or that police had detained men in Ottawa in connection with the discovery of dynamite bombs soon after Ko- sygin arrived. Two Soviet journalists cover- ing the visit, Konstantin Geivan- dov and Viktor M a y e v s k y, wrote in Pravda from the Cana- dian capital: "Canadians are giving a hos- pital welcome to the chairman of the U.S.S.R. Council of Minis- ters Alexei Kosygin." DEMONSTRATION FOR JEWISH PRISONERS Premier Alexei Kosygin was greeted by this orderly but noisy demonstration as he left his hotel in Ottawa today bound Parliament Hill and more talks with Prime Minister Trudeau. The signs the crowd of mostly youthful protesters carry display names of Russian Jews allegedly imprisoned in Russia. 'Season's closed tlui barn, MONTREAL (CP) Rabbi Meir Kahane, head of the mili- tant Jewish Defence League, was deported to the United States today after being denied entry to Canada Monday night. An immigration department official said the rabbi left on Air Canada's first flight to New York at 7 a.m. Free vote turned down LONDON (CP) A demand that the Labor Opposition allow a free vote on the crucial Com- mon Market entry issue was re- jected by the socialist Parlia- mentary party today as Harold Wilson sought to prevent a split in party ranks. First reports indicated that the socialists defeated market supporters in their own party by 150 to 111 to reject the free vote move. The final Labor strategy on the six-day Common Market de- bate to end with the critical Oct. 28 vote is to be set by the Opposition Cliicf Whip Bob Mel- lish Thursday. However, the size of the force demanding the free Prime Minister Heath has al- ready yielded for his own Tory there may still be a Labor split Oct. unless Wilson provides some last-min- ute compromise. Six other persons detained by Canadian immigration authori- ties with Rabbi Kahane when they arrived from New York about 8 p.m. Monday were still in custody and due to be re- turned to the United States later today, said the official. They had tried to enter Can- ada to join protests in Ottawa against the current visit of So- viet Premier Alexei Kosygin but were denied entry after a hear- ing immediately after their ar- rival. As Rabbi Kahane was put on the plane, about eight sup- porters of the league carried protest placards and blocked the entrance to U.S. Customs in. the airport. They delayed about 50 persons seeking clearance before board- ing flights about their deporta- tion decision. An immigration department spokesman said Monday night the rabbi had not been deported immediately "because there was no transportation availa- ble" but promised he would be on the first flight out tin's morn- ing. OTTAWA (CP) Fresh dem- onstrations and tighter security greeted Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin today as he embarked on a second full round of activ- ity here. About 50 Jewish youths shouted slogans as the Soviet leader left his hotel bound for more talks with Prime Minister Trudeau. But, in response to Monday's string of embarrassing incidents that included a flying tackle on Mr. Kcsygin, his motorcade sped so swiftly lo the Parlia- ment Buildings that a car in the Kosygin motorcade nearly bowled over two RCMP consta- bles. In police court, Hungarian- born Geza Malrai was re- manded without plea to Nov. 2 on a common assault charge in connection with the unarmed at- tack that left Mr. Kosygin shaken but unharmed. Matrat will be held in custody at least vnti] his bail application is heard Oct. 26. No plea was entered for Ma- lrai, 27, a self-styled member of the Hungarian Freedom Fight- ers Federation of Canada and Social Credit candidate in To- ronto High Park constituency in Thursday's Ontario election. He was 12 years old when he came to Canada as a refugee from the 1956 Hungarian rebel- lien. He is a former Edmonton resident. TWO OTHERS CHARGED in ether developments today, two Montreal men charged Monday with illegal possession of explosives after a dynamite bomb was found in a car near the Soviet embassy were re- manded in custody without plea until Oct. 26. The two are Ivan Gardos. 22, and Andrew Szenes, 20. A third unidentified man picked up by police Monday was released today. Mr, Kosygin appeared relaxed this morning as he arrived at Parliament Hill, a' few steps from where he had neen at- tacked Monday, Security forces ensured protection from all sides today. A short distance away. 18 rab- bis chanted, two blowing rams' horns. Otherwise, there was only a handful of spectators. They watched from behind barricades well back from the Parliament Building entrances. At least 50 uniformed RCMP were on hand, plus numerous others in plain clothes. At least two more hostile demonstrations were planned a large Jewish gath- ering outside the Soviet em- bassy and another tonight when Mr. Kosygin attends a gala con- cert at the N a t i n a 1 Arts Centre. Tickets to the centre have been sold to the public. HIJACKER, LEFT, ESCORTED BY POLICE Stewardess heroine of hijack drama Seen and heard About town pUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD chairman Bill Brown asking pilot to turn off the engines while in flight so he could hear the World Series game on the radio .loe Shcnianchuk and his wife Clara preparing for a winter trip to Siberia. Farmers get more money WINNIPEG (CP) The Ca- radian wheat board said today prairie wheat growers will get an .additional 10.6 cents a bushel from reinstatement of payments under the Temporary Wheat Re- serves Act for the 1969-70 crop year. The paymcnls tad been sus- pended earlier by federal government which planned to replace the reserves act with its new grains income stabilization measure. The stabilization plan was withdrawn in the face of contin- ued parliamentary debate, and the government went back to the Wheat Reserves Act which calls for payment of storage charges on nil wheat in excess of 178 million bushels in eleva- tor storage at the end of a crop year. The 10.6 cents a bushel is pay- able on all grades of wheat de- livered in the crop year which ended July 31, 1970. The wheat board said mailing of cheques will begin Wednesday and take about 12 days to complete. Under the reserves act, the money is paid from the federal treasury to the wheat board which applies it to general reve- nue. If there is a balance of reve- nue over expenses when the pool accounting is completed, the extra funds go back lo fanners as final payments on lop of what they received when they first delivered their wheat to their country elevators. The reserves net also is appl- icable to tho 1970-71 crop ycm; which ended last July 31, bul it won't bo known whether this will mean a final payment until Ihc crop year pool is closed some months from now. Initial payments on delivery lo country elevators for the 1969-70 crop year were a bushel for top-grade No. 1 Northern. Final payments made last June 17 normally would have included the amount payable under the wheat reserves act had the government not sus- pended it. With today's announcement ot the 10.6-ccnts-a-busho! payment, total price lo farmers for wheat in Ihc 1960-70 crop year now is SI. 67.8 for No. 1 Northern, for No. 2 and for No, 3. VANCOUVER (CP) A 22- year-old airline stewardess on her first flight has been credit- ed with the safety of an Alas- kan airlines crew and 31 pas- sengers hijacked at gunpoint to Vancouver Monday. Nancy Davis of Seattle, who joined Wien Consolidated Air- lines in Anchorage, Alaska, two weeks ago, said she was "very frightened" throughout the or- deal, "but I just fed him coffee and tried to keep him talking as much as I could." ''He was very nice in a lot of she told a news con- ference Monday night. "He was scared too. He had very ner- vous habits and I was afraid if he got upset about anything be might start shooting." Del La von Thomas, held overnight in nearby Richmond, was expcted to be deported to the United States. The FBI in building planned CALGARY (CP) Plans for a building, de- scribed as the tallest in the world, were here by a city developer. The structure, which would have a wedge- shaped base, lias been pro- posed for a downtown site now occupied by n flour mill which has been closed, Anchorage, Alaska, said a com- plaint had been filed charging him with air piracy. The hijacker surrendered lo RCMP Sub-inspector Bruce Northrop after four crew mem- bers of the plane were freed. No one was injured in the 10- hour hijacking attempt. FBI in Anchorage said Thom- as, believed lo be a native of Hawthorne, Calif., was re- leased on parole Aug. 23 from a term for manslaughter in- volving a barroom shooting death six years ago. GEZA MATRAI Kcmnmtc-rt Soviet chief cool to Arctic plan OTTAWA (CP) Soviet Pre- mier Alexei Kosygin reacted cooly today to a Canadian pro- posal for an international treaty on navigation safety and pollu- tion control in the Arctic. Canadian sources said the idea, advanced as Mr. Kosygin and Prime Minister Trudcau formally conferred for the sec- ond time in two days, drew less than a "whole-hearted" re- sponse. Elaborating, the sources said the premier's reaction was "somewhat of a repetition" of tho position he look when Mr. Trudeau proposed a variation of the same idea in Moscow in May. At that time, Mr. Kosygia made clear that the Soviet Union is not interested at present in a multilateral regime for problems of the Arctic. Canada's plan, worked out in close consultation with the United States, called for an in- ternational conference to writo controls into international law. The Soviets foprcd lhat a mul- tilateral approach might under- mine Russia's own claim to sov- ereignty in the Soviet Arctic. To get around Ihis objection, Mr. Trudeau loday proposed that a treaty be worked out by countries with interests in Iho Arctic, without the benefit of a conference. The treaty could then be thrown open for signa- ture by other states. ;