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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 35. The Lcthbridqe Herald VOL. LX1V No. 267 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES U.S. suffers setback as Taiwan dropped UN whoops it up as Peking admitted By REUTEE Singing in the aisles at the United Nations, gloom in Tai- wan and Washington and hur- ried re-evaluations or policy all over the world were the first reactions today to the General Assembly vote to admit China and expel Taiwan. In Peking, acting Foreign Minister Chi Peng-fei said to- day mainland China is consid- ering the question of sending a delegation to the United Na- tions in New York. In Ottawa, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy said any comment would come from Pe- king, if at all. The Taiwan Foreign Minister, Chow Ehudkai, who led his UN delegation from the assembly More his nation was ousted Monday night, bitterly con- demned the UN action. He said the move will "trans- form the United Nations into a Maoist front and a battlefield for international subversion" and dismissed the notion thai Peking now would be disciplined by world public opinion as "dangerous is like to tie a tiger with a straw rope." At the UN, Canadian Ambas- sador Yvon Deaulne said ho was gratified at the assembly vote. He said that if the U.S. had been successful in main- taining a seat for Taiwan the UN would have been faced with a long frustrating debate as it attempted to clear up a confus- ing China representation situa- tion. However, the driving force for the U.S. abortive bid for two- China representation, UN Am- bassador George Bush, spoke of "this moment of infamy." REGRETTABLE ACT In Washington, U.S. State Secretary William P. Rogers said Tuesday the expulsion fjf Nationalist China from the United Nations was a regrett- able act that could adversely affect the future of the world body. The secretary told reporters the Nixon administration will, however, respect the majority decision of the United Nations in expelling the government of Taiwan. In Washington, diplomatic ob- servers noted that there had been signs in Congress that cuts in UN contributions and other support would be demanded if Taiwan were ousted. In Moscow, the official news agency Tass reported the vote without comment in a dispatch from New York. But observers in Moscow said the Kremlin was likely to express satisfac- tion at the outcome. Moscow voted to seat China and expel Taiwan. The British government wel- comed the vote to seat China and a foreign office spokesman recalled that the British UN del- egations have voted to admit the People's Republic sinco 1961. In Japan, the decision, which came despite Japanese efforts to save the Nationalist Chinese, led to speculation that Premier Eisaku Sato would be forced into early retirement before his plan to step down next fall. It was his personal decision that led to Japan co-sponsoring tha American two-China resolution. The UN's rejection of this and subsequent decision to scat China in Taiwan's place brought immediate condemnation o f Sato's pro-Taiwan policy, not only from opposition parties but also sections of his own govern- ing Liberal Democrats. Faulty stamps worth OTTAWA (CP) The chances are slim. But it's possible that on your next trip to the post office you could come away with a sheet of stamps worth The Canada Post Office announced here that in April it issued at least two and possibly ten sheets of stamps without perforations. An undetected flaw in the manufacture of the six- cent Maple in Spring issue caused the sheets to be dis- tributed without perforations in the four upper rows and along the bottom edge of the bottom row. A stamp dealer contacted in Ottawa said dealers have known about the faulty issue since May or June At least one sheet, sold to a customer at a Saskatchew- an post office, had been bought by a Winnipeg dealer. The total issue of the stamp was 26 million, in sheets of 50. A post office spokesman said in an inter- view it is possible that some of the stamps still re- main unsold in small and remote post offices. The post office said only two comparable errors in Canadian stamps have escaped detection in recent years. Imperforate issues of the 1969 Christmas stamp and issue commemorating the opening of the St. Law- rence Seaway in 1959 reached the public. In both cases, the post office said, the faulty stamps are valued by collectors "in four figure amounts.1' Tlte Ottawa stamp dealer said the value of such a sheet, would be about LBJ tells why he didn't run NEW YORK (AP) In his memoirs, former presi- dent Lyndon B. Johnson gives five reasons why he de- cided not to seek re-election in 1968. Ho does not mention the New Hampshire Demo- cratic primary election, in wiu'ch he only narrowly de- feated Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota. John- son's decision not to run was announced a few weeks later. Johnson lists tliese reasons for his decision in the ninth instalment of Ms memoirs, published by the New York Times: health. "I frankly did not believe in 1968 that I could survive another four years of the long hours and unremitting tensions I had just gone through." chances for congressional approval of a tax increase, which he believed essential to fight inflation, would be "close to zero" if Johnson were a candidate. possibility of new rioU and turmoil in the cities. was planning a "new initiative for peace" in Vietnam, and "I felt I should make il clear that, my decision had been made without political considera- tions." wife did not want him to run. Johnson says he had told friends he would not ran again as early as the summer of 1965. He indicates he had firmly made up his mind not to run in November, 1967. K tourist at heart TORONTO (CP) Premier Alexei Kosygin, sur- rounded by ceremony nnd police protection since he began his visit to Canada, said Monday he wished he could have come as an ordinary tourist. "There was much business to do on this trip, which is what I wanted to do." he told a reporter. "But just once during .stay in Canada I would have liked to visit a Canadian farmer. "I would have liked Io slay in his house all nigM. T would have liked to take off my coat, loosen my tic, put. my feet up nnd have a long talk with him." Mr. Kosygin, whom police kept at a safe dis- lance from curiosity-seekers and mobs of demonstra- tors, arrived here Sunday night. He leaves today for Cuba. But he said in the exclusive interview with Bruce West of (he Globe and Mail that he wished his visit could have been less pretentious. "I certainly had a groat desire just to rove in the Directs visit :i Canadian home. Certainly I would hau1 ilone all that had the program heen more re- laxed and 1 had more time. "Maybe the next tone I eomn you will invite, me to visit your homo." Alberta debt highest in history EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government experienced the laghest deficit in its history in 1970-71, a i 11 i o n budget shortage, Provincial Auditor C. K. Huckvale an- nounced today. The deficit resulted from record spending on education and public welfare and was million less than had been ex- pected but far above the million deficit recorded for Uie preceding fiscal year. The largest deficit previous was million in 1968. The auditor's report for the year ended March 31, 1971 also recorded the highest ever in- come account surplus in the last 20 years. DEBENTURE LOANS The deficit was financed by million in debenture loans, million from the sale of investments while the remain- der came from cash reserves in banks and treasury branch- es. This left the province with reserves of million. Mr. Huckvale said there was a surplus in the government's income account but this was gobbled up when capita! expenditures out-ran capital receipts by ?129.8 mil- lion. In 1969-70, tile government had a surplus in its income account. When it prepared its budget for 1970-71, the then Social Credit government estimated it would spend billion and earn billion. Mr. Huck- vale said actual expenditures were billion and reve- nues billion. In its 1970-71 income account, the government earned million and spent mil- lion, with public welfare, in- stitutions and charitable grants eating up 40.62 per cent of ex- penditures and education 35.03 per cent. SOCREDS OFF BASE Actual expenditures on pub- lic welfare, institutions and charitable grants were million, about million above estimates, or per capita based on a population of Education cost million, million below estimates, or ?200.20 per capita. Income-account revenue in- cluded million from pro- vincial income tax, mil- lion from petroleum and nat- ural gas royalties, million from gasoline and fuel oil tax and million from pe- troleum and natural gas fees and rentals. But the Social Credit govern- ment, w h i c h was defeated in the Aug. 30 provincial election by the Progressive Conserva- tives, was off base in estimat- ing revenue from the sale of petroleum and natural gas crown reserve leases and res- ervations. The government es- timated it would take in million but the actual return was million. Security beefed up for visit HONG KONG (AP) -Prin- cess Anne arrived loday for a seven-day visit to this British colony at. the southeastern tip of China, her first overseas trip alone as an official of the Royal Family. Hong Kong's acting governor, Sir H u g h Norman-Walker, greeted the princess when sho arrived from Turkey on an RAF VC-10. Police took elaborate .security precautions in (tie wake of pub- lished reports that the princess would bn the target of protest demonsrattoBi. BIG BlOW One of the victims of Monday's high wind was this tree, now fit only for firewood. Southwesterly winds at Kenyan Field reached a maximum of 55 m.p.h. at 9 a.m. Monday, and 50 m.p.h. at 5 p.m. Pincher Creek had winds up to 60 m.p.h. While the wind lias calmed down. More snow is on the way. Troops battle snipers BELFAST (CP) British troops battled snipers across the Irish border today and in the backstreets of Belfast. Two deaths elsewhere brought Northern Ireland's two-year toll to 135. One of the dead was found gagged and bound and shot through the head, apparently the victim of an "execution" squad. The other died of bullet wounds received in a street gun- battle Saturday. Two soldiers were wounded, one seriously, in a shootout be- tween troops and snipers in Bel- fast's Lower Falls district. Further reduction in bank rates MONTREAL (CP) The Bank of Montreal today an- nounced a further reduction of one-quarter of one per cent to six per cent in its base lending rate, effective Nov. 1. The announcement came a day after a reduction of one- quarter of one per cent to 6ii per cent went into effect. The bank also announced a reduction of one-half of one per cent in the rate paid on non- ehequeable true savings ac- counts, effective Nov. 1. bring- ing the new rate to four per cent. G. Arnold Hart, bank chair- man, said the adjustments are considered to be in line with a trend to lower interest rates and tile recent action of the Bank of Canada in dropping the redis- count rate by one-half of one per cent. "It also reflects our desire to play our part in giving further impetus to the growth of tho Canadian economy in keeping with the lowering of personal and corporate income tax rates by the federal government." In Toronto, the Canadian Im- perial Bank of Commerce an- nounced a similar cut in its prime lending rate, also effec- tive Nov. 1. The Commerce reduced the interest paid on savings ac- counts one-half per cent to four per cent and the interest paid on chequing savings accounts to per cent from three per cent. Seen and heard About town SHARK Vnselenak getting a per- fect 29 hand in crib whilo playing with her aunt, Helen Mount of Edmonton Bill Henderson admitting his wife Pal could spot him fill pins and still wallop him in bowl- ing Helen Ilanfc report- ed wearing her dress back- wards to church. Economic conference date set OTTAWA (CP) The feder- al-provincial hcads-of-govern- inent conference on the econ- omy will be held here Nov. 15- 17, 'Prime Minister Tnideau an- nounced Monday in the Com- mons. The original dale was Dec. 6-" but Ottawa and the provinces have been trying to arrange an earlier date for the last two weeks. Chief topic at the conference is expected io be winter unem- ployment and the means to fight it. Mr. Tnideaii was replying to NDP Leader David Lewis. Finance Minister Edgar Bon- son also told Mr. Lewis that fed- eral and provincial finance min- isters will meet hero Nov. 1 and J. Army headquarters said sni- pers opened fire on British sol- diers blowing up a road into the Irish Republic to the south. The troops returned fire across the frontier in a 45-minute skirmish. None of the soldiers was hit. The army is blowing up fron- tier roads to cut down arms smuggling into Northern Ire- land. The gunfight followed a night of street battles and shooting in the North, and a riot in the Long Kesh interment camp where prisoners seized four hos- tages and battled British troops firing nausea gas. The hostages were freed unharmed. In Belfast, police found the gagged and blindfolded body of a young man shot through the head in an alleyway. Detectives said he was evidently killed by the Irish Republican arm> whose guerrilla gunmen wracs vengeance on Informers or law- breakers in unpoliced Roman Catholic neighborhoods. He was the 134th victim of two years of violence in Northern Ireland. Long Kesh camp was sealed off to all visitors today. The ban on visits to (lie camp 20 miles from Belfast was or- dered after British troops quelled the disturbance and freed the guards following hand-lo-hand fights with club- wiclding prisoners. The camp holds 26 men sus- pected of belonging to the un- derground Irish Republican Army. They have been held without trial under the Special Powers Act since last August. to wor toge HAVANA Premier Alexci Kosygin ar- rived by air today for a visit to Cuba after an eight-day tour of Canada. OTTAWA (CP) The Soviet Union and Canada have agreed to work together to prevent pol- lution of the Arctic and to ex- amine prospects for a long-term economic agreement between the two countries. The communique issued today at the conclusion of Premier Alexei Canadian "sit envisioned a diversification and expansion of Soviet-Canadian trade. A Canadian proposal to set up a joint commission for trade consultations will be discussed in talks, scheduled to open early next year, aimed at renewal of the C a n a d a -U .S ,S ,R. trade agreement. The agreement, ex- piring in the spring, is expected to be renewed for a further four years. Dealing with international questions, the communique said early steps should be taken to- ward a mutual reduction of NATO and Warsaw pact forces in Central Europe, "without del- r i m e n t to the participating states." It also endorsed the idea of "multilateral consultations" to pave the way for a conference on European security, in which Canada and the United Slates would participate. IMPROVE RELATIONS A properly-prepared confer- ence would contribute to "a nor- malization and improvement of relations among European states." "The two sides consider It useful to expand bilateral co-op- eration on Arctic said the communique. "The two sides agreed that this kind of co-operation could be aimed in particular at pre- venting pollution in Arctic wa- ters and taking other measures for the preservation in these areas of ecological balance In talks here with Prime Min- ister Trudeau, Mr. Kosygin again rejected Canada's pro- posal for ar. intci on pollution ccntiol and lua'iga- tion safety in the Arctic. To- day's communique gave no de- tails of the type of co-operation now contemplated by the Soviet Union and Canada to prevent pollution. PLAN7 MORE EXCHANGES Opportunities exist for further exchanges of experience and technology In northern develop- ment, said the communique. Such exchanges in the past have proven "productive." The two sides had a useful discussion of the Soviet proposal for a general agreement cover- ing economic development, technological and industrial co- operation between Canada and the Soviet Union, the commu- nique said. "The Canadian side will give further study to this proposal." The two governments will ex- plore ways to establish co-oper- ation in these fields on a long- term basis, "making use of the advantages of the international division of labor." A similarity of natural condi- tions and economic problems lacing the two countries facili- tated such co-operation. Soviet reaction to K visit Watered-down version given nrnroy, Jir'll call you Moo and Cliuir and you can mil him Mr- MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet public has been given a wa- tered-down version of Premier Alexei Kosygin's visit to Canada that stresses the "good neigh- borly" relations between the two countries but ignores the anti-Soviet demonstrations that dogged the Kremlin leader. The top Communist party newspaper, Pravda, has as- signed a small section of its front page daily to Kosygin's trip. Until the propaganda cam- paign on parly leader Leonid Brezhnev's current trip to Paris began late last week, news of Kosygin's visit dominated radio and television news programs here. A Pravda article today was typical. It described the "hospit- able welcome" Kosygin re- ceived at, "plants, factories, sci- entific institutions, in business circles and in Montreal." But the paper said that de- spite the necessity for increased Soviet-Canadian co-operation, "there arc many adversaries of this co-op.Tation. Although no mention was made of the demonstrations in Toronto Monday night, Pravda aoparently meant that the anti- Soviet protestors were those "adversaries." DETAILS ARE SKIMPY There has been no expansion for Soviet readers on last week's brief Pravda article that said "a provocation was com- mitted" when a man managed to break through security guards near Kosygin and Prime Minister Tnideau in Ottawa and "tried to commit an act of hoo- liganism." Many Russians, however, got the full story of the young Hun- garian emigre who jumped on Kosygin's back from foreign short-wave broadcasts to the So- viet Union. Briefly summing up the re- sults of the Kosygin trip, Pravda said "a new step has been made in the history of So- viet-Canadian relations." And to rmplnsizp the warm reception the premier mot with throughout his tour, the paper said "the embassy and oilier So- viet institutions in Canada re- ceive letters nnd telegrams in which Canadian citizens express the hope for further develop- ment of good neighborly rela- tions between Canada and tha Soviet Union." ;