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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight near 25; high Tuesday near 45. The letKbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 205 LKTHBRlDCiE, ALBEKTA, AIONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTi THHKE SECTIONS 44 PAGES Latest survey shows parties L in dead heal By PAUI- JACKSON llcr.ilil Ollawa Bureau TORONTO A confidential poll conducted for Iho federal Progressive Conservatives by a U.S.-based re- search company slio'.vi Ihe party running "neck and neck" in popular support lo Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberals. Tlie iioll is the uork of Market Opinion Bescarch of Detroit the company that successfully predicted a land- slide victory for Ontario premier Bill Davis when oilier polls and political observers were talking about a New Democratic Parly upset win in the provincial cleclion last fall. Conservalivc leader Robert Slanfield confirmed lhal Ihe party had Indeed received the latest survey from the company and lhat the poll contradicled informa- tion obtained by other organizations. "All I will say is lhat the poll is very, very en- couraging. We havcn'l becu commenting on the sur- veys so far and 1 don't waul lo say any more than Inat said Mr. Stanfield. Says one of Mr. Stanfieldrs lop aides: "I don t tfsnt to pinned But It is true, the results do show us neck and neck willi the Liberals. We're very, very close." Tories confident The CoiKcrvalivcs arc confident lhat one more sur- vey by Market Opinion Research will show Ihem form- ing a minorily government ard ousting Mr. Trudeau's Liberals. Rome PC parly officials who have seen Ihe results ol the survey say il indicates lhat in Ontario per- haps Iho main cleclion battlefield for Ihe parly Ilia Conservatives could win slightly more Ihan 40 seats. The parly now holds only 18 of Ontario's 88 federal Beats the lowesl since Confederation. The information obtained by Market Opinion Re- search is one reni-jn -Mr. Stanfield has cheerfully said ha pays no attention to polls mid surveys conducted by other organiMlions sr.d observers. He believes he can afford to give much credence to the Detroit company's results simply because ol its suc- cess in accurately the Ontario provincial rlecliuu This is why Mr. Stanfield on saying lhal tha only pr.ll thai really counts in his opinion is the one on Oct. SO. The Conservatives give two main reasons'v.hy the results of Market Opinion Research differ significantly from those obtained by other organizations: refined sampling teclmiques later samplings. Most of the poll released in the last week or so are oased on surveys done at the tail end of September, or, at the very lalesl, in early October. Market opinion Research's results is based samplings literally only "days old." Kept under wraps The Conservatives didn't want to officially release detailed information from Ihcir polls for a number of reasons. First of all, they point out that Ihe Liberals refuse lo release Ihe results of Iheir big private polls. Earlier this year, when two earlier Liberal poll results leaked out, it showed (lie Lilwral party (o be facing serious challenges. The PCs also believe lhal if Lhey did release their own poll it might lull Conservative workers into 3 false sense of security. "We have to keen every one lighting up to the last says a Slimficld aide. Party officials have good reasons lo believe that In the past few days the Conservatives have gained significantly in strength. For one thing, a major opinion poll due out this Saturday is rumored lo show lhat the Liberals have the support of 33 per cent of those polled compared lo m for" the Conservatives. The pol'i taken in the first or October, represents a subslantial chopping down of the Liberal lead even two weeks ago. Mr. Stanficld has rolled into the fabled 'Phase Three1 of his campaign. Phase Three started in Toronto last Thursday and represented the poinl al which Mr. Slanfield would launch inlo a new more positive and much more ag- gressive fight. Star switches Party leaders hunt votes in western Canada PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU Dy T1I13 CANADIAN I'llESS headers of Uio three major parties stayed vvilli familiar re- frains during weekend cam- paigning for (he Oct. 30 federal election, Prime Minister Trudeau de- fended his government's bilm- Rualiam policy' before Quebec audiences Saturday and Con- servative Leader Robert Slanficld told a Calgary rally Sunday that a government run by him would restore a spirit of co-operation lo federal-provin- cial relations. In AbboUiord, B.C., New Democratic Leader David Lewis continued his campaign against corporate welfare bums, tliis time taking aim at U.S.-owned. auto makers. Today, villi exactly a week left before Canadians go lo the polls, all tiirec arc hunluLg voles in Western Canada. Mr. Trudeau visits Winnipeg imd Calgary, Mr. Slanficld campaigns in Medicine If a t, Alta., and Pentidon', B.C., and Mr. Lewis is in Calgary and Cranbrook, B.C. Social Credit Leader Real Caouelte, who spoke in La Ma- labie and Bcauccville, Que., during Uie weekend, holds a public mceling at Sherbrooke tonight. PREMIERS ON Mr. Stinfield had three Con- servative provincial premiers on stage u-illi liim Sunday when he accused the federal govern- ment of becoming "the spoiled child of Confederation." He said the Trudeau govern- ment has failed lo'consult with provincial governments. With Mr. Stanfield were William Davis of Ontario, PeUir Loug- hecxi of Alberta and Richard llalfield of New Brunswick. Saturday, Mr. Stanfield told a Niagara Falls, Out., rally that "those who would support Lho Trudcau government v o t e themselves H lax increase and a further round of inflation." Mr. Tnideau, apparently re- acting to newspaper criticisms of federal bilingualism pro- grams as being ineffective and wasteful, told a meeling in St. Eustache that "we feel we have the support of tb-> great major- ity of Canadians." He also said Iliat some per- sons do not understand bilin- pialism "in the same way BJ of the Liberal party." M'I'EAllS ON TV Although Lhe prime minister took Sunday o f f from cam- paigning, a taped interview with liim was shown on tha CTV program Question Period. In thai, he sajd that rising food costs are good for farm- ers. "Alter Iwo years of very slow rise of food prices aud th? Test of lire costof-living index, I don't think it is shocking to see food prices go up. I Ihink il's good for the farmers." Thai answer was challenged by MonLreal GazeUe corre- spondent Arthur who surd farmers claim they never get any adequate share of ris- ing prices. ROBERT STANFIELU The Tirron'n I nnarja s circulation which tells mnre Ilian frfXl.OOO copies every weekday and almost threc-quarlers-of-a-million on a SnUiniay, has Mr. Slanficld and his parly. The Slur h.icl supported the Liberals for some 50 years. Since Hie breakaway editorial appo.nrod in The Star on Thin-fdny. obsci'vcrs are saying lhat llic newspaper, no( known IK- pninp hall-hrjirtcdly into amlhing, has now gnnc inlo nn "over-kill11 campaign against Mr. Tniflcau. on bo'h Friflriy and Saturday vig- orously cnticizrd policies and CVvi.-oi valivp nfhnrih ran luirrily believe Iheir luck in v.hnliw: Slnr's Plipporf fvrv, Ilioiltlli Ihr on! Hint il cnme fo il.> stance "relucljmlly." (Jpnnrvilly, as ,in election campaign enters ils final week support for the governing party has historically cased. On lop of .nil (his, four provincial premiers Mr. Dnvis of Dnlnrin. Allierla's IVIcr New Bnin.s- wick's llielimrl Unlfielrl ;iml I'rank Moorcs of New- fmiiitlbnil ;nc ;ill urcini: their lo work and vote fur 111" IT-. KISSINGER FLIES TO WASHINGTON is se KISSINGER IEAVES SAIGON Presidenlial Adviser Henry A. Kissinger, left, shakes hands with Nguyen Phu Due, Soulh Vietnamese President Nguyen van Thicu's special adviser, Monday before leaving Saigon fcr I he U.S. Kissinger was winding up five days ot meetings' in Indochina discussing ti possible peace sell lenient. (AP Wirepholo) Weapons grab fuels fears of more Ulster bloodshed BELFAST (API A platoon of armed guerrillas stormed a British military armory in Lur- Ran al dawn loc'oy and grabbed more than 100 sub-machine- guns and automatic rifles amid growing tears nnolher spasm of bloodshed is looming -in Worth- cm Ireland. Part of the cache was recovered later. The 14-man raiding squad piled ?3 automatic rides and 21 sub-machine-guns with rounds cf ammunition into an army truck and escaped with- out firing a shot. But the army reported that after a massive security drag- net it recovered 61 rifles, eight and most ot the ammunition hidden in Ilia golf course at a predominantly Protestant in- dustrial town 30 miles south of Belfast. A patrnl found I ha army truck abandoned. The raid, one of the most daring arms-grabbing strikes in the British province since sec- tarian fighting erupted three years ago, fears that Protestant and Roman Catholic extremists are squaring for an- other round of feuding. Thieu se woozy wants peace-ewesie, doosn'i Olympic medal winner killed EDMONTON Chee K. Clian. 25, Olympic sil- ver medalist in judo and a foreign student al the Univers- ity of Alberta, oied Sunday a skating fall, .Mr, Ctian, a Iliirr) rear stu- dent living at llenrtay llall on the university campus, was skating with about aO people at university ice arena and apparently fell ttrco limes. Mr. t' from Malaysia, won ,1 sihr-r medal in jndo al the Olympics. Sports complex planned A Canada Games Sportsplex, to be located in Lethbridge and serving aJl of southern Alberla, tops the list ot proposals to be included in the area's final bid for Ihe 1975 Win- ter Games. Facilities for. hockey, bad- minton, basketball, handball, figure skating, indoor track and field and other sports, would bo provided in the sportsplex. The complex would be the fo- cal point of the "regional in- volvement" theme being pro- posed for the games. Preliminary games competi- tions throughout southern Al- berta, with tbc finals in Lcth- bridge, arc in the planning to make Ihe project a "truly re- gional community ser- vices director Bob Bartlett says. OLJicr comjmuiHies in the re- gion are planning renovations to their sports facilities, with help from Lhe Canada Winter Games authorities. Financing of the sportsplcx would be on a cost-sharing ba- sis, with the federal govern- ment contributing up (o 000. A recently proposed seat arena for the city was es- Limaled to cost million. The Southern Alberta Winter Games committee will present Ihe firsl draft of its formal bid at a meeting in West Cnslle Sun- day. The bid must be in to the province by Nov. 15. A final de- cision is expected from the fed- eral government in January. Grande Prairie, fled Deer and Medicine Hat mil also submit bids for Lhe games. Turkish hijackers [Seen and heard About town UTUDENT Sid Holt pray- v ing for a blizzard so tlie politicians can blame it on each other and put some life in the election Keg Me- Nab sleepily admitting old age isn't what it's cracked up lo be Kvans say- ing nobody would ever put his name in the newspaper. ANKARA (AP) The Tur- kish government again rejected the demands of four young Turks holding 66 other Turks hostage aboard a hijacked air- liner in Sofia, Bulgaria, today, and (he hijackers extended their deadline. The hijackers said they would blow up the Turkish airline's Boeing 707 with all aboard un- less (he Turkish freed 13 imprisoned letlisls, in- cluding one sentenced ib death. They first set a deadline of noon (G a.m. KDT) foul (hen ex- tended it lo p.m. Canadian couple feared dead TORONTO (CP) A Toronto broadcasting executive and his wife were missing and Iwlicvcd drown erf following the crash Saturday of an Olympic Air- ways plane off the coast of Greece. George N orris Mackenzie, 55, president of Countryside Hold- ings Ltd., and his Mollic were believed lo be among the 31 missing passengers of the twin turboprop Japanese-built YS-1L A .spokesman for Countryside Holdings, which has interests in radio stations in Slralford, Woodstock. Orillia, Midland and Hnnlsville, as welt as cable television companies in Rarrie, and Orillia, today Iho Macken7.ies left here about three weeks ago for a vacation in Greece CIreek officials said today there is little hope of finding any more survivors of the crash. Nineteen survivors, in- cluding the pilot, swam 500 yards to safety. Olympic Airways officials .said rescue learns had recov- ered five bodies. They believe (he other 2ft pasengers were trapped inside the aircraft, which sank a few minutes after hilling the water while on a flighl from the Ionian island of Corfu. The Mflckenxie.s were born mid educated in F.dmonlon, where they were married. Mhcy also demanded cerlain changes in Turkey and removal of "anti-democratic" articles from the Turkish constitution. BTA, the Gulgarian news agency, said Lhe hijackers wanted political asylum in Bul- garia [or themselves and the 13 prisoners whose freedom they demanded. The Turkish cabinet, after a 12-hour meeting Sunday, re- jected Iheir demand for release of Ibe prisoners. Bui ihe cabi- net was reported to have no ob- jection lo Bulgaria giving Ihe liijackcrs asylum. The hijackers also demanded repeal of a ban on strikes, im- provement in the lives of the peasants ajid better condilions in Ihe universities. TWO WOUNDED The hijacking occurred early Sunday on a flight from Istan- bul to Ankara. Tlie pilot and a passenger were slightly wounded by gunfire during the flight. The four-engined Jel landed safely al Solia during a snoiv- slorm. Eenurily forces sur- rounded the craft and hot meals laler were brought to its occupants. But it was "nnder the complete control ot the ter- rorists, and the situation was BTA said. The plane landed In Solia with B1 persons aboard, in- cluding the four hijackers. But the Turkish government said the hijackers let 11 persons get off, including the two wounded men and two women wi th babies. Lethbridge man killed in crash Two southern Alberla men are derul following a collision early Suntiny on High- May 4. about two miles south of SlMine. RCMP report Roger Allan Crnnkhite. 20. of 915 2Gth St. N., I.cthbridgc, and Raj-nionrt Jean Eaptiste fxjCIaire. 2-1. of Stir- ling apparently riiert instantly v.'l'cn Ihcir cars collided. There were no passengers in cither car. expansion program at Herald A million dollar program for The I .ot lib ridge Herald uns. nnnmnircd Irxljiy hy Clon Mourrs, Tlie prnci-fim a iim-.' pp --ellirj; in-m-i'Ms fiivt nr-w- cciuipiTiciii fur il. a nr.v nff-d press, a building cxpnnsion In iioitfc (he uciv prc5.s and to en- large the commercial printing department. Tarpcl date for conversion to Ihe new processes is July 1, Tlie press hns liro-a iinfer- wt. HiHldinj! i ox- In in hui The .Mi feet ni frontage on Till) Avenue between the present ITcrald building and llic1 new in M o I o r Awocinlion hiuWing rrmfain ft full bnsrmeni ;md ground floor, Tin- iK'U Iho half of l.o'.ti levels. 'Il'o conversion and cxpnn- rion program is necessitated by the conjunction ol several factors: old press equipment beinp worn out, the cf offset quality printing, in plutto t'tnn- IIP growth. The present Herald produc- tion pystcni has I wen conven- tional in for about n InmrV.-cd Thr flat pap: a arc msdr. from hot, The de- partment convorls I lie Hal pages (o cylindrical press plalcs. These are boiled on lo Ihe press rollers, ink applied riircclly, and llic long ribbon of paper thus printed. I'liolo composition is slcail- ily Minorsedmi; the hot metal pvocrss of preparing thr pnpes. romputcr assiManrc llic is photographically print- rd and. with the illustrations, i1; pasted on lo a rfuinmy papr. h pliotopraphir- nlly on 'A inrtal slirct Ullirll Id MlO offset An ink and prorcFS Ihe image to the nousfirint. Photo composition is mud] faster than Ihe hot melnl pro- cess, and offset printing gives IioKcr reproduction. Henil.'rs caii expect a innrc HcnM, Mr. MOULTS Capacity of the present press is I wo scctioas of 16 p-apcs each, On whnn larppr papers required, thn additional sections lo printed and then luml-in- serlccl. The new will have fi capacity ot 64 pages, so an earlier news deadline for the additional pages will not be The new press will also have full color capability, per mil- ling culor reproduclion of near SAIGON fAP) Henry Kis- singer left. Saigon for Washing- ton today after the most in- tensive peace talks of the In- dochina war, and the U.S. em- bassy saitS progress had made a settlement. But It indicated that the U.S. and South Vietnamese goveniment sUll differ on .some points. "We have made said an embassy statement. "Talks will cor.linue hclwecn us and the government of Viet- nam. It is not In the interest of negotiations to he more specific at this time." Meanwhile, Ihe South Viet- namese government was re- ported preparing for the even- tuality of a ceasefire. President Nixon's chief for- eign policy adviser flew home to report to Nixon after six with President Ngu- yen Van Tliicu. at the airport if his visit had- been productive, Kissinger replied: "It always is when I'm here." Adding to worldwide optim- ism for an eventual peace was a disclosure in Saigon that groups of South Vietnamese army officers have been formed 1o work out de-tails for pulling a ceasefire into effect. Reliable military sources said, the groups had boen urged lo begin work immediately. A high South Vietnamese command officer in contact with the Mudv groans said: "Al no point in tlie history of this conflict have the prosutcLs of peace been more feasible." But be pdcled a caution: "Those who think peace is around the comer are wrong.'1 He said it might not come unlit after the US, presidential elec- tion on Nov. 7, and probably net before the new year. Al though News weak and Time magazines reported that the United Sblcs and North Vietnam have agreed to a set- llemcrl lhat would include a ceasefire, there was no con- firmation from eilhcr U.S. or Pou'h Vietnamese ofikials in Saigon. AGRKK OX PLAN On the crucial cf Tiiieu's future, both Time and Newsweek replied lhat the Uniled Stales ard N'orili Viet- nam have n creed to a plan leaving him in otti-.e until replaced hy a caretaker gov- ernment. Bolh said a ceasefire "viYni'ii L'L' ill ffu'l'L V-IUJU )fCii'i- cal negotiations went on. and Time said Haroi "has agreed to negotiate cvrcctly with the Tbicu government." Doth Thieu and Nixon have said that any cenisctirG must apply through Indochina. Nego- tiations already have b> hveen the Laotian government and the pro-Communist PA! ho I Lao, and the Cambodian gov- ernmenl announced ncrer- ment in principle to negotiate with Uic ConimiinifMcd Khmer Koupe. made a side trip lo Phnom Sunday to confer for three hours with Cambodian Lou NoL Kissinger hole', a final 2'3- hour mcclirs with Thieu Mon- day morning. Afterward Thicu summonrd provincial, city f.r.d police officials to tbe linl palace for mcolin.c, apparently to discuss their roles in Uic event P( a cease- fire. ;