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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY NEAR 60. The Letlibridge Herald VOL. LX1V No. 2G3 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Royal salary boosts may cause uproar By JOHN LeBLANC LONDON (CP) British newspapers reported to- day that the government is considering hefty increases in allowances to members of the Royal Family, which could cause an uproar in Parliament if the Conserva- tives attempt to put them through. The reports suggest that some of the increases will be 100 per cent or to enrage some opposition Labor members in a period of high unem- ployment in which the government is trying to im- pose wage increase restraints of under 10 per cent on workers. On present planning, the published accounts said, the Queen's pay would be fixed at a year and another would be added for expenses. The Queen now receives a year, mainly spent on salaries and expenses of the staff of the royal house- hold. No raise for Charles Other suggested increases: Prince Philip, to from The Queen Mother, to from Princess Margaret to from Princess Anne, to from going up to in the event of marriage. Tlie Duke of Gloucester, uncle of the Queen, to from No mention is made of any increase for Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, who has a large pri- vate income from his Duchy of Cornwall estates, much of which he turns over to the government. There was no official comment on the reported increases which evidently were leaked from: govern- ment sources. Vigorous economies have been made in the royal finances in recent years. But the accounts have fallen into tte red and it is estimated that the Queen has had to pay a year out of her private funds to keep the books in balance. Since her accession in 1953, UK Queen's land, con- trolled by the Crown estate commission, has yielded more than million for the treasury. Other incomes from her holdings goes to the fund from which she is paid and the treasury gels more cash than the Royal Family gets back. LBJ: Kennedy made blunder NEW YORK president Lyndon B. Johnson says in his White House memoirs that the Kennedy administration committed a "serious blunder" through its role in the 1S63 overthrow of South Viet- namese President Ngo Dinh Diem, the New York Times reports. Johnson said the political chaos in Saigon that fol- lowed the overthrow became a principal factor in his subsequent commitment of combat forces in South Vietnam after he succeeded John F. Kennedy, the pa- per says. The Times published the first in a planned se- ries of excerpts from Johnson's memoirs this week. The memoirs, entitled The Vantage Point: Perspec- tives of the Presidency, 1963-1969, will be published as a 636-page book Nov. 7. The first excerpt dealt only with the assassination of Jolm F. Kennedy on Nor. 22. 1963 and Johnson's assumption of the presidency. But in a companion article, Times reporter Neil Sheehan previewed other sections of the memoirs, in- cluding Johnson's feeling on the Diem overthrow. Tried to hall talks Sheehan said Johnson also raised these points in the memoirs: after the Paris peace talks began in 1968, unnamed supporters of Richard M. Nixon, apparently without the future president's knowledge, almost caused tlie talks to break off by persuading leaders in Saigon not lo go along with Johnson's bombing halt over North Vietnam Oct. 31, 1968. maintains the Tet offensive in Feb- ruary, 1868 was a major defeat for the Viet Cong but that they wore able to turn the defeat into a psychological victory because opponents of (he war in Congress and the news media disseminated unwar- ranted gliran: to the American people. takes credit for organizing the imple- menting of the so-called Vietnamization strategy, and he said when Nixon assumed office, he inherited "a work- ing forum for peace" in Vietnam. relations with Jolm Kennedy were easy and affectionate, but Johnscn said he was not on close terms with the late Robert. Kennedy, who, he indicated, tried to prevent his selection for the vice-presidency in I960. lift, the presidency on hir- own in hut was persuaded to do so, principally hy Mrs. Johnson, mi Aug. 24, the day after the Democratic National Convention opened in Atlantic City. retired president faced down (lie Soviet Union June 10, 1967, by sending tlie 6th Fleet within 50 miles of the Syrian coast when Premier Alcxci N. Kosygin, on Ihe hot line, threatened Soviet niililary in- tervention as Israel was consolidating her victory in the six-day Middle East war. launched her surprise attack during the war against Egypt despite promise to Johnson that she would give him "n week or two" to open the Gulf of Aqaba and obtain ft peaceful Mtttemeot, ''We'll have to surrender, Mr. Kosygin. They're led by a Jewish matherS Eaton firm fined TORONTO (CP) The T. Eaton Co. was found guilty Thursday of false advertising and fined by Provincial Judge Robert Dnieper. Judge Dnieper also warned the department store company that if it is convicted of the same offence again, "there will be an unlimited fine, at the dis- cretion of the judge." He also warned the retail trade gener- ally to clean up practices of holding "so-called sales" of merchandise. The Eaton company pleaded not guilty to the charge under the Combines Investigation Act, which arose out of an advertise- ment Aug. 8, 1970, which said mink coats ordinarily priced from to were on sale for S897. Evidence during the trial showed that the firm has sales on 114 days of the year, with 186 days for regular price selling. Judge Dnieper said "the num- ber of days out of a year on which there are sales leads the court to the inescapable conclu- sion that the word 'sale' is mis- applied." CUSTOM CAN'T CONTINUE "I do not attach any moral culpability to the T. Eaton Co., but must state this is a custom of the trade that cannot he said. "If retailers wish to continue in this practice, they are at lib- erty to use words such as or 'special or some other words. But, the word in this context means something special where the store is lowering prices for the purpose of getting rid of merchandise." "In any case, a sale that goes on for at least 114 days a year is not a sale, and prices charged on other days cannot be described as ordinary prices, he said. Crown Attorney Walter Pers- ram said in an interview later the decision is a precendent be- cause of its warning to the rest of the retail trade. Marxist poel. INobel winner STOCKHOLM (AP) Pablo Nenida, Chilean poet nnd diplo- mat whose strong Marxist views were reflected in mighty cas- cades of lyrics, won the 1971 Nobel Prize for literature today. At 67, Neruda is regarded as Latin America's grealcst living poet and had been n candidate for the Nobel Prize for two dec- ades. The prize, is worth SflS.OOO Ihis year. Blast wrecks Glasgow street U.S. lax hits hard GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) A mysterious explosion shat- tered a newly built shopping street today, killing 13 persons and injuring at least 50 in a blitz-like tangle of steel and rub- ble. Hundreds of police and fire- men clawed at the rubble to pull out the dead and injured. The city signalled a major dis- aster, bringing scores of ambul- ances speeding in from outlying districts of Renfrewshire. The blast erupted in the Clarkslon Toll district of East Glasgow. Fifteen customers and sales staff were buried in rub- ble. People on the street dug fe- verishly into the debris to pull out the injured. Cars from a devastated roof- top parking lot perched bi- zarrely on the wreckage. Thomas Meek, a truck driver who was delivering supplies to a bakery, said: "It was utter chaos. "Everything seemed to cave in above the shops. I could hear people screaming under the de- bris." Physicians and nurses were brought in to work among the debris. David Latham, a 16-year-old assistant at a nearby butcher shop, said: "Suddenly all let loose. It was absolutely uni- maginable, with people scream- ing and weeping everywhere.11 One man was decapitated and his body blown across the road. The first theory about the cause of the blast was that it might have been caused by a ruptured gas main. Repair men Ex-Stampeder coach Howard Keyes dies CLEVELAND (AP) How- ard Keyes, backfield coach of Cleveland Browns of the Na- tional League died today in Shaker Medical Centre where he underwent an operation last Fri- day for a bowel obstruction. He was 36. Keyes, a standout player at Oklahoma State and later with Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, joined lie Browns in 1969 as assistant to personnel director Paul Bixter. After retiring from the Eagles in 1965, Keyes joined Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League as an offensive coach, serving for four years. The cause of death was not disclosed. Survivors include his wife and four children. Bankers get 2 years SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (CP) Two bank accountants who stole more than from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce here were sentenced Thursday to two-year terms in penitentiary. Archibald MacLeod, 28, and William Angus Macdonald, 29, showed no emotion after hear- ing Iheir fate from Magistrate W. C. S. MacDonalu in a crowded courtroom. The pair gave themselves up Oct. 4, 25 days after they disap- peared with from the bank vault. They pleaded guilty to theft charges here last week. had been at work on the street throughout the day. Two hours after the blast, po- lice said several people still were trapped in the rubble. The city brought into opera- tion its full-scale disaster plans, clearing hospital wards to take the seriously injured. 150 Cana firms may GOOD-BYE OTTAWA Premier Alexei Kosygin and his daughter, Lyudmilla Gvish- iani, wave good-bye to Prime Minister and Mrs. Trudeau and other government offici- als on their departure from Ottawa by train today. The next stop for Mr. Kosygin and his daughter, in Canada Is Montreal. K security net tight MICHAEL SIFFRE beyond lime MONTREAL (CP) Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin arrived today from Ottawa on a heiv- ily-guarded special train for a 25-hour stay amid some of the strictest security this city has ever seen. Tlie trains pulled into the un- derground platforms of the CNR's Central Station where the premier was greeted by Mayor Jean Drapeau of Mont- real, Jean Marchand, federal minister of regional expansion and Bernard Pinard, Quebec roads minister. The welcoming ceremony was brief and Mr. Kosygin was whisked by eleva- tor from tlie platform to his suite high up in the 21-storey Queer. Elizabeth hotel. The public had been barred from the platform area long be- fore Mr. Kosygin's arrival. At track level and in the station concourse police in uniform and in plain clothes were in evi- dence at strategic spots. DAUGHTER WITH HIM The premier, a widower, was accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Lyudmilla Gvishiani. Wait- ing for them with bouquets as they stepped from the train were two Russian Olia Bowdararewko, 10, whose father is an engineer with Aero- flot, the Russian airline, and Dima Matecenov, 10, son of the Soviet vice-consul in Montreal. The party left Ottawa in heavy fog but on arrival in Montreal the sun was shining brightly. Only a small crowd gathered outside the hotel on the chance they would catch a glimpse of the premier on arrival. Barriers were erected by police to keep crowds at a distance from the hotel. One woman stood behind a barrier with a bouquet of flow- ers and a sign saving: "Wel- come to Canada, Mr. Kosygin." Following a brief stay in the hotel, the 67-year-old premier and his party left for a civic luncheon at the Helene de Champlain restaurant, one of the permanent landmarks on the islands where Expo 67 was held. As Mr. Kosygin appeared, ac- companied by Senator Paul Martin, some in the crowd chanted: "One-two-three-four open up the iron door; five-six- seven-eight let my people emi- and "Freedom now." These were slogans chanted by Jewish organizations who demonstrated in Ottawa Tues- day to support demands that Jews in Russia be allowed to emigrate to Israel. Will Davis shake election jinx? TORONTO (CP) Six of the eight provincial governments which have called elections since the mid 1960s have been overturned. How now, Ontario? That question will be an- swered tonight after the voters million are their ballots for or against the Progressive Conservative gov- ernment that has been in office for 28 years. A heavy advance poll and warm, sunny skies were ex- pected to ensure a good turnout at voting stations which opened at 9 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Premier William Davis con- ducted what his opponents called a Trudeau-style cam- paign during most of the six weeks since tlie election was called. It was a personality-ori- ented, no-promises approach for the most part. His strategists were counting on Mr. Davis's strong identifica- tion with his predecessors in the premiership; the traditional pic- ture of tlie staunch Tory anchor in a time of unease and confu- sion. Liberal Leader Robert Nixon and New Democrat Stephen Lewis were hoping that the winds of change still are blow- ing in Canada and that voter concern over high unemploy- ment and the threat of Ameri- can economic domination would aid their issue-oriented cam- paigns. Speculation about a minority government is being voiced, especially by Liberals and New Democrats. The Conservatives would have to lose at least 10 of their seats for a minority gov- ernment to be a possibility. At dissolution of the legisla- ture, tlie Conservatives held 68 of the 117 seats, followed by the Liberals with 27 and tlie New Democrats with 21. There was one independent, who is not seeking re-election. Seen and heard Caveman goes searching for elusive 48-hour day HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) Next month, Michel Siffre will de- scend 200 feet into a Texas limestone cavern where he plans to spend six months alone searching for an elusive 48 hour day in what, he calls a jounioy "beyond time." The 32-year-old Frenchman is an experimenter in the mind's concept of the passing hours. By cutting himself off from the out- side world he hopes to trick his body into adopting a wake-sleep cycle based on 48 hours instead of 24. Siffre has chosen Midnight Cave near Del Ilio, Tex., for his c x p e r i m e n t. He to flmcrgo sometime next June. ID a news confercncA here, Siffrc said that in other experi- ments persons alone in French caves have slowly changed their daily cycles until they were working 3fi hnnrs straight, nnd sleeping 13 hours. This comes about naturally, he said, but no blip knows why. Understanding of the 48-hour Suspend sentence ATHENS (Renter) A Pi- reaus court suspended today a 16-month jail sentence passed on Lady Amnlia Fleming last month for her part in a plot to help n Greek prisoner escape, Thn court suspended her sen- tence on health grounds, cycle, he said, would have ap- plications in long-term space flight and in the effects on pas- sengers of rapidly crossing time zones hi airplanes. While he is underground, a science laboratory already set up at the mouth of the cave will be manned around the clock. Technicians will monitor his temperature, brain waves and heartbeats. The caveman will be able to call into the laboratory, but only scientific reports will be dis- cussed. Natalie, Siffre's pretty, blonde bride of a year, said slw won't talk to him during the- test. Nor will he receive any news from, above ground, she raid, About town TVEW separate school board member E S. Vaselcnak angry because he could not have a chair facing the audience during the board's meeting Juno Carpenter taking charge of tlie Lethbridge police force as members decorate for the an- nual police ball at the Meals on Wheels first birth- day party board member Jack Duncan pouring tea for guest Herald staffer eaniing the editor's ire for botching item about Hacking and Jolm Hand-kissing thief SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Shapely bank teller Lorraine Butler told police a gunman or- dered her lo turn over in cash Wednesday and then kissed her on the hand before he left. The chivalry-minded bandit made off with money from a Snrasola Federal Sav- ings ami Loan association branch minutes before police arrived. dian fold SAN FRANCISCO (CP-AP) TOu'le U.S. Treasury Secretary Jolm Connally was telling American bankers Wednesday that the 10-per-cent U.b1. sur- charge on imports may continue for more than a year, Canadian Ambassador Marcel Cadieux warned American businessmen that 150 Canadian businesses are in danger of going under if the surcharge lasts a year. Connally told the American Bankers Association convention here Wednesday that the sur- charge is "going to stay on for a while because frankly it's to our economic interest." "It will come off when tin's nation has some assurance that our balance-of-paymenls deficit will be rectified. And we know we can't do it in a year. But he insisted the surcharge Is a "temporary" measure. In Dallas, Tex.. Cadieux told the Dallas' Chamber of Com- merce that the basic question in the wake of the surcharge "is whether Canada can continue to depend on trading access to the U.S. on mutually-acceptable terms." "If we cannot, then we must reconsider our whole industrial and commercial policies." ILLUSTRATES ROLE Cadieux vividly illustrated the Interdependence of Canadian- American trade and economics by saying: "Like the earth and the moon, the economic gravity pulls in both directions." However, "the bigger body exerts the bigger pull and you are 10 times as big as we are. "When we make an economic move it affects the United States; but when you make one it affects us 10 times over." The Aug. 15 announcement of the additional levy on dutiable imports has a "profound impact on Cadieux said. He cited a recent survey of Canadian firms that sug- gests that if the surcharge con- tinues for a year, 150 companies would be in danger of going under. "The survey suggests that jobs would be lost in three months, in six, in a year. "Ninety is a lot of particularly since Canada's unemployment rate is higher than that of the U.S. SEE NO JUSTIFICATION He concluded: "To be frank, Canadians feel there seems no justification for the application of the surcharge to Canada. "We could not avoid it by con- forming to President Nixon's standards for we already con- formed." In a later news conference, Connally insisted the U.S. has not abandoned its policy of pro- moting free trade around the world. "We have changed the em- phasis from free to fair trad- he said. Macleod couple saved NANAIMO, B.C. (CP) An elderly Alberta couple was be- ing held for observation in hos- pital after they were rescued from a car which plunged from a British Columbia ferry into 20 feet of water Wednesday. William Martin. 81. and his 71 year old wife, Mary, of Fort Macleod, Alb., were pulled from their submerged car by ferry patrolman Bert Hacking of Nanaimo and two unidentified citizens. The mishap occurred as the ferry Queen of New Westmin- ster was unloading vehi c 1 c s which had travelled lo Depar- ture Bay, near Nanaimo on Van- couver Island from Vancouver. A B.C. Authority spokesman said the car appar- ently slid off the ramp as it left the vessel. Divers and a crane were called lo the sceno to remove Die submerged ve- hicle. ;