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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight near 30; high Wednesday 55-60 The lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. ,KT1IBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES THE EMPHASIS Wilh a raised fisi ready to mark Ihe punctuation, NDP leader David Lewis makes his pain Monday before a stand- ing-rcom-only crowd during a Calgary election rally. Mr. Lewis was trie third national leader to visit Calgary in the last two days. Robert Slanfield held a rally Sunday at the some time as Mr. Lewis was speaking Prime Minister Trudeoj was talking lo campaign workers 400 yards away. Liberals plan i to si By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA An International Market Insurance plan, with federal government contributions to stabilize prairie farm income in a year when total sales fall off, would be part of a new Liberal government's farm proifram, it. was learned today. "The plan would take the place of the grain sta- bilization program proposed first in the fall of 1970, revised and introduced into the house of commons early in 1971. It was not passed. H is understood the new International Market In- surance plan would operate on a voluntary basis but officials in the Liberal Federation headquarters were vague as to its specifics. A call to Otto Lang's head- quarters for the election campaign in Saskatoon, brought confirmation that it was one of the party's planks for farmers. Another objective is lo meet a target of a billion bushels a year for export of grain. The Liberal government also promises to consult farmers lo determine how they want rapesced, flax and rye marketed. Those grains, at present, are bandied through tiic open market system, while wheat barley and cats produced on the prairies must all be sold through the Wheat Board. liohl referendum A referendum on rape-seed, rye ajid flax market- Ing is expected to IK held, according to informants. Tiie Liberal party discrssing farm income states that for the future there must he unity of purpose among formers, processor.1, farm organizations and gov- ernments. In its official program it says: "We will have to be more imaginative in the way we develop specific markets for specific products." the long term stability we must expand and diversify markets. Our revitalized marketing system must have modem transportation, .storage, and pro- cessing support the Liberal parly states in Its program. Its "underlying objective'1 said the parly "is to brills average income per farmer lo a level equivalent, to that earned by the average in other sectors of the economy." In the grain and oilseed sector this means pro- posing to build Canadian export capacity to one bil- lion bushels per year. To this end the government or- dered the 2.000 hopper cars and it has the co-operation of the industry to build more facilities, said the Lib- eral officials. Other planks Shops must close 'ance Local shops must close Remembrance Day, city council determined Monday. Council could take no specific action but referred to provincial statutes to find out Remembrance Day is a recognized holiday. The city's closing of shops by- law requires stores to remain closed on legal holidays. The question came up in a letter to council from the General Stewart Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion requesting something be done to assure that stores would remain closed Saturday, Nov. 11. I Nixon slows raids SAIGON (AP) President Nixon has reduced the bombing of North Vietnam, mainly around Hanoi and Haiphong, during Ihe critical paacc nego- tiations that have been under way, it was learned today. The gesture coincides with the onset of the northeast mon- soons over the North, which al- ways reduce American air ac- tivity there and divert the thrust of the bombing cam- paign lo the Ho Chi Minn trail through Laos, w h e r e the dry season has begun. The U.S. command refused to confirm or deny the reported restrictions, but the 7th Fleet disclosed without elaboration that three of its four carriers had moved from the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of North Viet- nam into the South China Sea off the coast of South Vietnam. Other sources outside the U.S. command confirmed the report, but declined to go into details of the restriction or say whether it was part of some kind of a tacit agreement be- tween the United States and North Vietnam. ALONG THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL thunders at oil companies me wanted asylum j From At'-TlEUTEfl ANKARA (CPi More than 60 weary Turkish passengers were flown lo Istanbul today after the four hijackers of their jetliner surrendered lo Bulga- rian authorities in Sofia. The hijacked Boeing 707 re- mained in Sofia temporarily, and Turkish Airlines sent a DC- 9 to bring the passengers back. Bulgaria granted asylum to the four young Turkish leftists commandeered the 707 jr-t Sunday and held most of its passcngcrs and crew hoslago for 38 hours at the Sofia air- port Tiie Turkish government made no objection (o the RMaitt- of asylum, but Ihe Bulga- rians were expected to bring charges against the hijackers ns they did against four others from Turkey earlier this year. The plane was hijacked over Turkey on a domestic flight with 71 passengers and 10 crew members alward. The pilot and a passenger were slightly wounded in the hijacking and let off along nine other passengers (He plane landed in Sofia, The hi- jackers also allowed food and gas heaters to be brought aboard. DHMAXDS nEJECTFH The hijackers threatened In up the plane and all aboard if the Ttrkish govern- ment did not free 13 leftist pris- oners an tl make certain re- forms. Tiie Turkish government rejected the demands. After surrendering, the hi- ackcvs we re a Ho wed to talk with passengers, end before they left there were cordial em- braces with (lie weary hos- tages, the Bulgarian news agency BTA reported. Political TV debate ruled out TORONTO (CP) A four-way television debate involving the leaders of Canada's four major political parties cannot be ar- ranged before the Oct. 30 gen- eral election because of Prime Minister Trudeau's tightly- packed campaign schedule, the CBC said today. A CBC spokesman said infor- mal approaches were made some time ago to Mr. Trudeau, Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, David Lewis of the New Democratic Party and Social Credit Leader Real Caouette for 93-minute de- bates on the CBC's English and French networks. JACKIE ROBINSON DIES Jackie Robinson, who broke major league baseball's color harrier in 1917 ami went on to stardom and a place in Ike Hall of Fame, died today of a heart attack. The 53- .1 ear-old Robinson, who had suffered a mild heart attack in 1SHS, was stricken early this morning at his 14-room in Slamiord, Conn., a New York city commuter community. See story In snorts section. By THE CANADIAN PRESS New Democratic Party Lead- er David Lewis thundered against "the corporate welfare sysiem" at Calgary again Mon- day, starting the final week of campaigning with one of the largest rallies he has held. Upwards of crammed a hall at the Stampede grounds and roared their approval as Mr. Lewis lit into three more "corporate welfare in the oil and gas industry that is the city's economic base. Apparently spurred by the re- sponse, he 1 e f t liis prepared text for an aggressive recital of his indictment against Liberal economic policies. And he blasted the Con- servatives for what he called their ineplness as official oppo- sition party during the last four years. NDP members of Parliament "don't lake ages to express their he said, an ob- vious reference to slow-talking Robert Stanfield. ADDS 3 FIRMS To his catalogue of corporate welfare bums, which now runs to about 125 firms, the NDP leader added Gulf Oil Canada Ltd., Petrofina Canada Ltd., and Trans-Canada FipeLincs Ltd. He said Gulf made net earn- ings between 1958 and 1971 of million and paid milb'on in taxes, or 9.3 per cent of earnings. That was about the same tax rate charged a family of four earning yearly. He said Petrofina paid no taxes at all between 1966 and 1971, although it bad enjoyed profits of million. Togress 524 voters Guldjan Yulgun, a stewardess l-kollfkf-c ooartl Ihe airliner, told report- CclSL 1.0 cll.lt> IS aboarrt the airliner, told rep ers: ''The four young men were luce to much nicer than we expected. They gave us any- thing we asked hot food, Jca, coffee, cigarettes." The hijackers, believed to be members of the underground Turkish Liberation Army, seized control of the Turkish Airlines plane on a flight from Istanbul to Ankara. A total of 524 voters cast ballots, in eight advance polls in Lelhbridge constituency Sat- urday and Monday, In the last election. 714 peo- ple cast their voles early. The advance poll doss not in- clude the armed vote. Those ballots will not arrive in the city until election day. WASHINGTON (AP) The White House said today "some progress has been made at achieving a negotiated settle- ment of the Vietnam but refused to give any support for the assessment. Press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler reported the progress following an hour-long meeting between president Nixon, state secretary William Rogers and national security adviser Henry Kissinger, Kissinger returned itv commits J toward cost of Sportsplex A S2-million commitment by the city toward construction of a Canada Games Sportsplex was approved in principle by city council Monday. Along with the approval went council's direction for negotia- tions to continue between the Cattle permits abuse charged The parly proiwfcs lo assist, in achieving the new pnullry markcfJiii; syrfcm requested by Uic producer In Ihe livestock feel or Uic Liberal party sees op- portunities (or grottlh based on expanding markets at home and The Liberal parly pledged to pro- vide tangible leadership commit resources to en- sure the poieniia! is achieved. It said there are increased returns for dairy pro- ducers. Tnis, .said the party, was the result of co- ordinated efforts by the producer organizations and gov- ernment agencies. "We Mill develop longer term programs to provide greater confidence in future.'1 raid the Liberal parly. Tire fruit and vegetable, sector will be further strengthened Iv. addiliniinl marketing and handling fa- cilities to meet the increasing demand from a growing population and a changing diet. "Enr.bling legislation now available lo producers v.lio ui''ii to co-ordinatr their marketing efforts cou- I led v, cier.und success in improv- the incuir.e o[ fiumei's within their grasp. We will assist this development in Ijotlt (tie domestic and ex- port the. Liberals promise. EDMONTON rCPl The. federal agriculture department has developed a practice of is. suing permits for Die. importa- tion of eattle almost complete- ly without legal authority, fays .1. Chapman, an Edmoriton lawyer. Mr, Chapman, in a Setter lo Agriculture Minister 11. A. Ol- son, f.nys abuses of quarantine laws and the importation regu- lations are creating a "lucra- tive traffic'' in cattle imports pennies. He said Tuesday that for each of the last two years Ca- have sought lo import fl.OQO cattle from Europe but have only permitted to import about WO because the npricullurc department "arhi- 1 rarity mid without. Icgni au- iViorily excludes .il! In Calgary. Sen. Harry Hays, who set up the import policies when be was agriculture minis- ter in 6-1, said the system nb'.iMcd. i'e Die o' the system was lo improve (lie breeds in North America and is fair. city and the Leihbridge Com- munity College for joint partici- pation in construction of the 000-Ecal facility on the LCC site. Council was following recom- mendations submitted by the Southern Alberta Winter Games Committee, which is preparing a final bid to have the 1975 Canada Winter Games held in and the surrounding district. Plans for the sports complex are being closely tied with Ihe feasibility study on a major arena, completed earlier this year by a Vancouver-based con- sulting firm. Cost estimates at thai time for an arena were million. With the addition of handball courts and an adja- cent speed-skating oval, the cost is now closer to mil- lion. T w o alternate financing schemes have been suggested; With the now avail- able (from settlement of the old arena fire claims and donations from the Instant Ice Council) a nd csti ted SfcOO.OOO cont ri tuition from Ihe federal gov- ernment. Ihe oily could finance Ihe million A cost-sharing arrangornonl willi the LCC on a rfl-50 basis on Ihe ?1.T> million balance, al- lowing for city management of the facility. The second approach was ac- cepted by council. A brief outlining Ihe capital CUM the proposal fiiciHlii's will be developed and present- ed to the provincial cabinet "at the earliest possible dale." The Winter Games bid. of which the arena proposal is an integral part, will he presented lo (lie province Nov. 15. A final decision, with the federal gov- ernment choosing from among Ixjthbridge and district, Medi- cine Hat. Keel Deer am! Grande Prairie, is expected in Janu- ary. Council also approved an ad- ditional Sl.f'OO expenditure, above the initial alloca- tion, for preparation of the final bid. Monday night a five-day mee'ing with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu. Ziegler turned hack repeated attempts to draw out elabora- tion on his statement. He spe- cifically refused to comment on a speech today by Thieu charg- ing North Vietnamese proposals for a settlement are ill-dis- guised attempts to undermine his government. Thieu said no one has Ihe right to impose a peace settle- ment on South Vietnam, hut added that a cease-fire may be declared soon, if it covers all of Indochina under international supervision. In an exchange with news- men, Ziegler at first appeared to say the "same program" re- ferred only lo negotiations with North Vietnam, but later said he was aiso including dis- cussions with Thieu. Reporters asked why tho White House refused lo discuss aspects of Ihe negotiations when Thieu and North Viet- namese Premier Than Van Deng had made statements conceniing the state of peace efforts. "We have an agreement with iVorth Vietnam not to discuss negotiations, and we are going to stand by that Ziegler said. And T r a n s-Canada hadn't paid any taxes since it had started govern- ment 1908. Between 1966 and 1971 it earned profits of million. While Mr. Louis was con- demning him in Cranbrook and Calgary, Mr. Trudeau walked virtually unnoticed down a busy Winnipeg street and was handed a political pamphlet by a Liberal worker who did not recognize him. In Medicine Hat, Alta., Con- s c r v a t i v c Leader Robert Stanfield told reporters he has not considered whether he would step as leader if his party makes a poor showing in the federal election Monday. WINS SUPPORT Mr. Tnideau told bolh a Win- nipeg audience and Calgary television viewers government policy on bihjigualism has won wide support. In Winnipeg, he said the Offi- cial Languages Act was the death blow for Quebec separa- tism. In Calgary, he said the con- troversy over bilingualism will not still be present at the next election, will be just like the flag, which is not an issue iu this election." He also said his government will tighten immigration regu- lations which now permit for- eigners to enter the country as tourists and then stay and ap- ply for citizenship. In Saskatoon, Mr. Trudeau told voters about the "confident new Canada of today" com- pared with the "troubled Can- ada" that faced him when he assumed power in 1968. In opsn-line and in speeches the prime minister painted a picture of a Canada thai has changed "immeasu- rably" in the iast four Canada that no longer suffers from the violence of Quebec separatists, alienation of west- erners or the doubts of Mariti- mers. In those four years, he told some 400 party workers who jammed a small hall in Cal- gary, Canadians realized "they have just about got it made." In 0 11 a w s, Conservative headquarters released a policy paper wMch said the armed forces should be used in the North to protect the environ- ment against oil tankers wlu'ch threaten pollution. The leader of the Quebec NDP wing, Raymond Laliberte, stepped out in front of official NDP policy by telling a news conference the federal govern- ment should nationalize Bell Canada and its subsidiaries. ISeen and heard About town philosopher liill llavinga claiming he would have more pull with the people as a dentist Photographer Casey B o li n c wondering if a picture of col- ored leaves in a puddle could qualify as artistic, or just a drippy idea Tom FergU' son commenting on a fellow alder m mi's membership in two committees with "we kill- ed two birds with one TORONTO (CP) The Star says Harold Balbrcl will be transferred within the next tew days from Kingston penitentiary to a minimum se- euriiy institution which lias a mini a Ui IT po] f courf o and n pooi- BalSard. president of Maple Leaf (iai'dcns. arrived in King- ston, Out., Monday and went to the penitentiary where he spent tho night in a locked col] in the prison hospital, segregated fi GUI i-iher prisoners. is starting to sei'vc a three-year prison term for thcfi. In Kingston, John Moloney, moving course regional director of Ihe Cana- dian penitentiary service, said dian pen! today he has instructed his staff lo treat Ballarc! like any other prisoner. He said it is not unusual for elderly prisoners lo qiiar- In-cd in the prison hospital on arrival for a check on Ihcir physical condition. As far as he was aware, Bal- lard was in good health. Mr. Moloney said he knew of no plans lo move hut that he might be transferred to a inMiiuliim in the "fairly near future" since he did no; appear to be. a great security risk. The Star says it has learned from penitentiary service sources that BalK-ml will he. moved "possibly today" lo the Becvcr Creek Correctional Tamp, about five miles north of Gravcnhursi. Out., next to MU5- koka Airpprt- It pays the camp, surrounded by a five-foot chair-link fence, contains about prisoners v.ho receive regular passes to go home for brief visits. Meanwhile at Kingston, riielps. direr-tor of unit, said Ballard will remain at Kingston until the staff has a cliauce lo assess and classify him. ;