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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY NEAR 50. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 262 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS Russia, Canada sign "exchange New postal code system coming to Alberta soon WINNIPEG (CP) The postal code is to come Monday to Manitoba, the first province to be coded. The code, already in use in the city of Ottawa, is to bs in ef- fect in all provinces by 1974. The Manitoba start was an- nounced at a news conference Tuesday by E. B. Osier, MP for Winnipeg South Centre, on be- ll a 1 f of Postmaster-General Jean-Pierre Cole. The code, comprised of letters and numbers, is to help sorting of mail. In urban areas the code contains enough information to determine a person's address to a side of a street between inter- sections. B y indicating an area n o larger than a side! of a city block, the code enables the pos't office to set its machines for precise sorting. In rural or vil- lages without, letter carrier de- livery a specific code desig- nates a town or village, with a code for each rural post office. Letters are to be sent this week and next to Manitoba resi- dents, notifying them of their codes. The code is to be extended to Saskatchewan in February, 1972, to Alberta by April, 1972 and to Quebec and the balance of Ontario by mid-1973. By the beginning of 1974, the code is to be in effect in the At- lantic province, British Colum- bia and the Yukon. The code is to be shown as the last line of the address, after the normal name and ad- dress designation. APPLAUSE The audience at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa seems more interested in the patrons than the performance as they rise to greet Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin. In the toyal box are (left to right) Boris Miroshnichenko, Soviet ambassador to Canada, Prime Minister Trudeao, Mr. Kosygin and Mrs. Trudeau. Duke raises children by NEW YORK (AP) Prince Philip believes in raising children by leaves day-to-day bot- tom spanking to palace nannies and doesn't "goo" over the children, says the author of his official biography in a spefial chapter published here this week. Basil Boothroyd, a former writer for the British humor magazine Punch, said he discussed Prince Philip's child-raising theories last April after he had completed the British version of his best seller, Prince Philip, An Informal Biography. Boothroyd said Philip is not a sentimentalist but does not live up to his image of stern disciplinarian who lays down the law for the children. He checked school reports for Prince Charles, now 22, and Princess Anne, 21. and still does for the two younger boys, Andrew, 11, and Edward, 7, but he doesn't worry unless they hit bottom. "I say, look, I'm only going to bother if you're permanently on Philip is quoted as saying. "I really couldn't care less where you are. Just stay in the middle, that's all I ask." Each has a vote Bootliroyd said that once the children are old enough to have "sensible" views they are raised on a committee basis, with the children getting a vote. "It's not good saying do this, do that, don't do that, don't do said Philip. "You can warn them about certain things. That's about the most you can do, or j'ou can say: "This is the situation you're in. These are tile choices. On balance it looks as if this is the sensible one. Go away and come back and let me know what you think." The author said punishments were handled in the nursejy but that palace employees said the greatest discipline was simple disapproval by Philip, which the author suggested could have an edge "like an ice because the children always wanted to please their parents, Bontliroyd said Philip never appeared sentimental over Hie children but was proud of them. He had nothing but admiration for the way Charles handled himself at his investitutre as Prince of Wales. Britain lashed by dirty storm By JOHN 1-cBLANC LONDON (CP) Britain is being laslied by the dirtiest October storms in years, which have sunk ships, driven cars off the road and even drowned sheep beside the normally placid River Dec. Gales have been gusting up to 60 miles an hour accompanied by heavy rains ranging up to 3Vj inches in some nrea.s. Power lines have been blown down and telephone and railway services disrupted here and there. At Sandgatc, Kent, waves crashed 30 feet over the rooftops of some seaside cottages. Manchester reported 2li inches of rain in 24 hours, the highest in October since records began in Uu's traditionally wettest of British cities in 1877. Reside Hie River Dee in MerioniUi county, Wales, roads were under four feet of water. Dozens of sheep wore drowned there as the Dee overflowed and flood- ed farmland. Alberta lottery ruled illegal Brandt winner of peace prize EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Supreme Court ruled here that a lottery held last No- vember was illegal and dis- missed a claim against the win- ner. The decision is expected to have broad implications. Mr. Justice W. J. C. Kirby said in a written judgment that "no court ought to enforce an illegal contract." He dismissed a claim by Mrs. F. C. Larose against chiroprac- tor Dr. Byrnes Fleuty who is in possession of the lottery's first prize, a car valued at Evidence during a three-day trial in June showed that Mrs. Larose's son David, was a member of the fraternity which sold the tickets for the lottery, held to pay some of the costs of entering a racing car called Spirit of Edmonton in Can-Am competition. SECOND DRAW MADE Evidence also showed Mrs. Larose's son was on stage at the time the winning ticket was drawn from a glass drum. Lot- tery officials decided to dis- qualify Mrs. Larose and draw another ticket. Mr. Fleuty's ticket was tiie second drawn. Mr. Justice Kirby's decision that the lottery was illegal is expected to have broad implica- tions because it was run under a permit issued under the aus- pices of the Alberta attorney- general's department. The Criminal Code says lot- teries can be run under licence only by religious or charitable organizations. The law has been liberally in- terpreted by the people who is- sue the permits to include many groups for which profit is not the motive. Trouble brews in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN (AP) In the face of mounting tension and industrial unrest, Gov.-Gen. Sir Solomon Hochoy of Trinidad has declared a stale of emer- gency banning processions, marches and all public political or industrial meetings. The move was announced by Prime Minister Eric Williams in a broadcast Tuesday follow- ing what he described as "an armed increase of tension in the industrial relations field." "Poaching has almost become n way of life for some he said. "Racial abuse and viol- ence have been intensified, strikes and go-slows arc slowly strangling the economy." Williams said the sil nation had become intolerable with Iho closing of the U.S.-based Badger Panamerica Co. Inc., throwing some people out of work. Mr. Justice Kirby ruled that the new defunct Can-Am racing team was not a charitable or religious organization. Truck ruling upheld OTTAWA (CP) Parliament has given provincial transport boards the power to regulate in- tcrprovincial trucking opera- tions, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. It made the decision in up- holding the powers exercized by the Alberta Highway Traffic Board. The Alberta board brought an action against the George Smith Trucking Co. of Winnipeg whose licence from the board re- stricted it to hauling certain foods, grains and seeds within Alberta. When the company was trans- porting trees and shrubs from Yarrow, B.C.. to Saskatchewan via Alberta, it was convicted of violating its Alberta licence and fined. The company appealed to the Alberta Court of Appeal, saying that the Alberta board had ex- ceeded its jurisdiction. The board was imposing discretions in its federal capacity which it was not imposing hi its provn- cia! jurisdicton. Mr. Justice Roland Martland, writing the unanimous judg- ment of the high court, said that in giving provincial boards the power to regulate interprovin- cial trucking, Parliament was adopting as its own the regu- tions imposed by the boards. In this case, Albera action in restricting the licence of the Smith firm was within its pow- ers. OSLO, Norway (AP) The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Willy Brandt for achieving "eminent results in creating preconditions for peace in Europe." Brandt, 57, West Germany's first Socialist chancellor, re- ceives the equivalent of through the decision of the Nobel committee of the Nor- wegian parliament. The prize has been awarded for 70 years under terms of the will of Alfred Nobel, inventor of dyna- mite. Mrs. Aase Lionaes, chairman of the committee, said: "During the whole post-war period the politically-unsolved German problem has consti- .tuted a latent danger to the peace. As leader of the government of the Federal Re- public of Germany and on be- half of the German people, Willy Brandt has stretched his hand to reconciliation between countries that have long been enemies. "In the spirit of good will he has achieved eminent results in creating preconditions for peace in Europe. Preconditions for a peaceful development are a po- litical and military relaxation of tension between East and West Europe. TOOK LEAD "The committee attaches Im- portance to the fact that Willy Brandt both as foreign secre- tary of the Federal Republic of Germany in I960 and as federal WILLY BRAXDT Richer chancellor since 1969 has taken concrete initiatives leading to such relaxation of tension." Rare tremor LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) A minor earthquake, rare in this area, shook buildings 'and rattled dishes in northeastern Massachusetts Tuesday night but caused no injuries or major damage. An official at Boston College's Weston Observatory said the tremor was detected at about 9 p.m. and lasted two seconds. 'Yugoslavia, China now Russia! So what's wrong with Xellow Horse Falls? ke for OLIKTOK, Alaska (AP) Three tons of dry ice were shipped recently to Alaska's frozen North Slope. It was needed in a project to move an- tennae of the Distant Early Warning Line stations at Oliktok and Barter Island. agreem OTTAWA (CP) Premier Alcxei Kosygin and Prime Minister Trudeau signed today a Russia-Canada agreement to expand bilateral exchanges in scientific, technical, educational, cultural and other fields. The two men toasted eacli other in S28-a-bottle champagne after the signing in the railway committee room in the parliament Buildings. A joint statement said Russia and Canada feel the general ex- changes agreement will pro- mote development of good rela- tions and broaden mutual un- derstanding. The agreement says both gov- ernments will encourage the ex- change of visits by scientists and researchers and of scien- tific information. Fields covered include atomic energy, other energy sources, natural resources, agriculture, fisheries, wildlife, forestry, water and mining. Particular attention will be paid to areas in which Soviet and Canadian geography and climate are similar, such as northern development, trans- port, communications, construc- tion and urban development. EXCHANGE VISITS There will be exchanges con- cerning pollution and manage- ment of the environment, medi- cal services and public health, and exchange visits by profes- sors, students, writers, publish- ers, librarians and archivists. The agreement also covers radio, television and film, the performing, visual and creative arts, athletics and tourist travsl. .Tor a change, no protest plac- ards or shouting demonstra- tors were visible as Mr. Kosy- gin began his rounds today. He was preceded, surrounded and followed by several dozen security personnel as he left his hotel, "five minutes late, for a meeting in the Parliament Building with the Commons ex- ternal affairs committee. He was whisked from one place to another so fast that one woman bystander told a friend "he just got out of the car and ail we saw was the bald spot on the back of his head." Tuesday night the premier was hustled into the National Arts Centre through a subterra- nean entrance as RCMP de- coyed yelling Maoists at the main entrance. This is the way it's going to be until the 67-year-old visitor leaves for Moscow Oct. 25 after an eight-day, five-city Canadian tour that has turned into a test of security strength. TICKED OFF Soviet KGB security agents as well as the RCMP have been ticked off for permitting the manhandling of Mr. Kosygin by a lone assailant Monday, in- formed sources said in Ottawa today. Prime Minister Trudeau made known his dissatisfaction with the RCMP while Soviet au- thorities have dealt severely with the KGB, the sources said. Mr. Kosygin has firmly de- J. nounced the special United States economic measures and blamed the Vietnam war for creating the conditions which brought them about. The premier loosed his out- spoken directly mentioning the U.S. at a luncheon he gave Tuesday for Prime Minister Trudeau. It was one of the heaviest broadsides ever aimed at the policies of a third country by a head-of-government or head-of- state visiting Canada. TORONTO (CP) The To- ronto Dominion Bank an- nounced today a reduction in its prime lending rate to (i'.i per cent from The prime rate is the rats banks charge their lowest-risk customers and is a basic guide for the rest of the interest rate structure on loans and deposits. A statement from the bank said the move "is intended to assist in stimulating loan de- mand in the expectation this will contribute to the creation of n e w employment opportuni- ties." The prime rale was per cent at the start of 1971 and the Canadian banks dropped the rate to seven in early January. The banks again cut the rate by half a percentage point in March. The latest reduction by To- ronto Dominion is effective Monday. There was no immedi- ate reaction from other banks but a change in the prime rate by one bank is usually dupli- cated by others. There was also an announce- ment today from one of the largest United Slates banks, Morgan Guaranty Tnist Co., that it was reducing its prime rate to per cent from six. The prime rate in the U.S. jumped to six per cent from 5'z in early summer. Changes in mortgage, savings account and other interest rates usually follow p r i m e -r a t e changes ever a period of sev- eral months. The reduction by Toronto Do- minion brings its prime rate to within one percentage point of the bank raie the Bank of Canada charges for loans from the central bank to the chartered banks. The current bank rate of per cent was set Feb. 24 and at this time a year ago Hie bank rate was G'j per cent. Normally, chartered bank prime rates are between one- half and one percentage point above the bank rate. Bedridden Troublemakers cause Jewish uproar perish HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) Fifteen elderly persons, many of them bedridden, died in a smoky fire that swept through a private nursing home near this tiny northeastern Pennsylvania community. It was the worst nursing-home fire in North America since 17 persons died at the Foyer Ste. Bernadette home in Pointe-aux- Trernbles, Que., Nov. OTTAWA (CP) A majority of Russia's 2.1 million Jews are better educated and have better jobs than other ethnic minori- ties there, Soviet I3 r e m i e r Alcxei Kosygin told the Com- mons external affairs commit- tee today. "Trouble-makers" arc respon- sible for the uproar about the treatment of Soviet Jews, lie said. "There are a handful who go around shouting about the prob- lems instead of doing an honest day's Mr. Kosygin was quoted as saying. "We'll gladly send them lo you if you have a .shortage on your streets." The siunmary of Mr. Kosy- gin's remarks came after the closed meeting from Grant Deachman who described the meeting as "pretty good." "I don't suppose ihe exlomal affairs committee in its history has had a chance for a frank discussion with a man of his weight." The quostion-and-answcr ses- sion had found Mr. Kosygin well briefed on the Jewish and Ukrainian issues. The premier also discussed his views of the Pakistan and Middle East situa- tions in some detail. When asked about co-opera- tion between Russia and Canada on offshore resource research, he replied: "Do you want us to send you instructors or stu- The diplomatic reply appar- ently was appreciated by the roomful of Canadian politicians in Parliament Hill's Centre Block. When lIPs asked Mr. Kosygin about problems with Jews and Ukrainians he said such prob- lems exist around the world. Ho mentioned blacks in the United States and the Irish in (lie United Kingdom. Asked about emigration of Jews, Mr. Kosyein tied his reply lo Soviet policy on Israel. His government felt Israel was in the wrong in the Middle East and wanted it to return territory taken from Arab countries. In the meantime, Russia wasn't anxious to let draft-age Jews emigrate to Israel. Mr. Kosygin said many Jews and Ukrainians are highly placed in the Soviet Union. Ho numbered among his friends a top deputy who was Jewish and several important generals, he told the audience. He also intro- duced several high-ranking Ukrainians who are travelling with him during his Canadian visit. Seen and heard About town VISITOR Lois Hacking on a lour of the new uni- versity rounding up a stray sheep from the flock being herded by John Wickcnd Elizabeth Stead surprised to find she had won a door prize at a fashion show after her daughter Catherine had bought a ticket for her motorist John Wallace ex- plaining to police that ha really does have two wallcti and his license was in Uio wallet he left at home. ;