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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIOGE HERALD Friday, September I, Lawyers urge firearms curb Iceland-Britain cod war renewed MONTREAL CCP) The 000-member Canadian Bar As- ociation rolled to the close of its annual meeting Thursday with a recommendation that firearms be restricted and with a slam at the recent report of a special joint Senate-Commons regarding courts. Vancouver lawyer Anthony Pantages reversed previous secllonal defeat when a plenary session of the 54th annual con- gress approved his appeal for drastic overhaul of firearms legislation. This means that the bar now will formally recommend to Individual tax cut to remain OTTAWA (CP) Finance Minister John Turner assured the Commons Thursday that the government still does not intend lo continue a three-per- cent tax cut to individuals in- stituted in the fall of 1971. Replying to questions by Con- servatlve Leader Robert Slanlield, Mr. Turner said the Socred loss may help next battle OTTAWA (CP) National CHARGED WITH MURDER Williom Bernard Lepine, 27, was charged in Nelson, Social Credit Leader Real B.C., yesterday with the murders of six persons in a shooting spree Monday. Dressed in oversized green overalls, he sat quietly beside his guard, as the names of six shooting victims were read out in court. He entered no plea to tho charges, tepins arrested Tuesday night at Galena Bay, B.C. aboul 105 miles northwest of Oliver, where the shooting spree began. (CP Wirephoto) Orderly., humane reception for expelled Asians urged LONDON (AP) Britain's foreign secretary appealed Thursday night lor an "orderly and humane" reception for Asians expellel horn Uganda, but an opinion poll showed the public doesn't want them. Sir Alec Douglas-Home said In a television interview that the Ugandans of Asian extraction with British pass- ports have a legal right to come to Britain. He said the government will help the local communities meet the addi- World chess title holders of the past By T11E ASSOCIATED PRESS victory of American ?nischer in the world The Bobby championship match ended 35 years of Russian chess suprem- acy. The world titleholders in the 20th century: Emanuel Las ker, Germany. Raul Capab- lanca, Cuba. 1327-1935 Dr. Alexande Alekhine, Russian emigre living in France. Max Euwe, thi Netherlands. who die< In 10-16. Botvinnik Soviet Union, who won ttie tour nament for the vacant title Smuyslov Soviet Union. Tal, Sovie Union, 1961-19C Petrosion Soviet Union. Spassky, Sc viet Union. Fischer, Unite States. With the exception of n won the title by defeating the predecessors. onal burdens caused by the tmigrants. The Daily Express, one of the w papers publicly opposed to ccepting the Asians, published Louis Harris poll which re- orted 71 per cent of those in- rviewed- were against a more lulti-racial society. Only six per cent of the crsons interviewed in 120 par- amenary districts thought the slaps should be welcomed im- nediately. Twenty per cent a i d their arrival should be paced over five years, and. 38 sr cent said Britain should ay India and Pakistan to take lem, since it was from the In- ian sub-continent that their orebears went to East Africa. IONSERVAT1VES BEEF The Monday Club or right.- ring Conservatives termed Sir Vlec's remarks "pure moon- bine" and said the Con- ervative government "seems ent on opening a floodgate ol olored immigration tlirough vhich uUirmuety vast numbers may come to this country, troying its homogeneity am QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol BEdg. PHONE 328-7684 IV Montana forest fire controlled MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Forest service officials fighting .he northern region's largest fire of the season south of Mis- soula said today the TO-acro laze is under control. Six hundred men were on tho fire by early today. The fire was caused by lightning early Three other fires were also reported in western Montana, of them on state land. Both fires under state jurisdiction xvere manned by early today antl under control. Both fires were in the Black- area north of Missoula One was man-caused, the other lightning-caused. Twenty jumpers responded to a fire call on the Clearwater forest near Horseshoe Lake lookout Thursday, and brough a two-acre fire under control One jumper suffered a mino: leg injury in the jump. The fire index has beet climbing over most of the re pion, which includes norther] eastern Washington am parts of tho Dakotas beside Montana. driving its native people lo emi- grate in despair." Two cities that are likely to attract many of the arrivals from Uganda, Leicester and Birmingham, appealed lo the government lo keep them away. Both already have large colored populations, and the lo- cal authorities said their over- taxed social services cannot cope with more people. President Idi Amin of Uganda has ordered the ex- pulsion of Uganda's Asians by mid-November because the Af- rican population resents their domination of the former Brit- ish colony's commercial life and wants it for themselves. A handful ol the refugees have al- ready arrived in London, and some reported Ihey were, stripped at Ihe Kampala air- port of the liitle money they were told they could take out. The British government while carrying on negotiations with about 20 other countries seek- ing to have them accept some of the refugees, has said it is obligated lo accept those with British passports. Economic problems are ag- jravating the Asian immigra- ion issue. Britain now has 23 unemployed, the highest ince 1939. Many persons also say the country, with a popu- ation of 55 million, already has oo many people. Britain has been accepting 500 Asian families or about from the East African countries of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, all former colonies. Kenyu and Tanzania have about British Asians scheduled to leave, but they have agreed to phased plan to meet with Britain's quota. Caouette said Thursday the Socred defeat in Wednesday's British Columbia election may work to the advantage of th< party when the next federal election is held. Answering questions oulsido the House, Mr. Caouette said he has already received "a half-dozen" telephone calls from B.C. party workers offer ing their services to the federa party. Therefore, by making a greater number of worker available, the B.C. election '.'may turn out to be a help" li the national party, he said. "You'll see we'll succeed fe< e rally he said, pre dieting the party will wind u with 25 seats in Quebec alone. Also, full slates of Socia Credit candidates will b- fielded In the four westc: provinces, he added. There now are 13 Soda Credit members of Parliamen all from Quebec. ovemment's position "hasn't langed" since the last budget, rought down May 8. In October, 1971, former fi- ance minister E. J. Benson emporarily did away with a hree-per-cent personal income urtax and another seven-per- ent tax for corporations. Last lay, the government did noth- ng to continue these tax reaks, but granted manufac- uring and processing in- uslries other substantial tax illowances. Mr. Stanfield opened the 40- minute question period during he emergency silting called to deal with the British Cohimbla lock strike with a question to he government about "contin- uing high unemployment." Later, he asked whether the government is planning any winter works programs to deal with the problem. TALKED TO PROVINCES Mr. Turner said the govern- ment has had a number of :alks with the provinces, but that he would let Manpower Minister Bryce Mackasey make any announcements on such a program sometime in the fu- ture. Mr. Stanfield also got in a dig at the prices and incomes com- mission, which submitted its fi- nal report earlier this week. Would- the winding up of the commission help stop the con- tinuing rise in the cost of liv- ing? Mr. Turner replied, as he has in the past, that the govern- ment Is continuing to look at contingency plans and that its record in dealing with rising costs "compares favorably" with the U.S. despite that coun- try's wage and price i "trols introduced last year. government that handguns be restricted lo specified police and officials and that the Crim- inal Code be amended lo prohi- bit any person from having In his posession an unregistered firearm. The measure also calls for amending of the Criminal Code to require persons to obtain a certificate of competence on gunhandling before registering firearms. The association also devoted considerable debate to a resolu. tlon criticizing a spring recom- mendation regarding the Su- preme Court of Canada by a special joint committee of tire Senate and the House of Com- mons. REASSERTED RIGHT Acting on a British Columbia resolution amended with tha help of French-Canadian dele- gates, the meeting reasserled the right of the Supreme Court of Canada to hear matters in- volving provincial law. As amended the measure rec- ommends that: 'In reconsidering the REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) Littlo Iceland opened its sec- ond cod war wllh Britain today, confident of victory in the bleak North Atlantic. The island has no army, navy or air force, only one patrol plane and a helicopter, and one- of Its five uoast guard vessels is being repaired in Denmark. But this does not worry the Ice- landers, who won the first cod war 14 years ago. That war went on for 18 months and Iceland in the end Won recognition of a 12-mile limit on Its territorial waters. Now it wants to extend the limit to 50 miles, and it unilate- rally declared this at midnight Thursday night despite a World Court ruling against, the exten- sion. At slake are the livelihoods ol nearly Icelanders who depend on harvesting the dwindling resources of the sea. Fishing is Iceland's main in- dustry, and exports of cod and haddock provide more than 80 per cent of the country's for- eign earnings. LIVING THREATENED But the Irawlermen of Britain also see their living threatened and are equally adamant that Ihey will fish the rich Icelandic stltution and organization of the Supreme Court of Canada it he recognized that there should not be any right of the prov- inces to withdraw appeals to that court on matters of strictly provincial law." The Senate-Commons com- mittee, on the other hand, had declared: "The provinces should be given the right to withdraw ap- peals In matters of strictly pro- vincial law from the Supreme Court of Canada and to vest fi- nal decision on such matters in their own highest courts, thus leaving to the Supreme Court of Canada jurisdiction over mat- shelf. of stitutional law "Bear Island, the White Sea and the Faeroes are all fished one veteran skipper in the English port of Grimsby said. "The best fish in the world are to be found on the Icelandic shelf. "Fifty miles from shore al you find are rat fish, slut hers and jelly cats that no one wil give you tuppence for." British fishermen said the Icelanders are to blame for any overfishing in the waters of: the North Atlantic island. "The herring grounds are dead now because the Icelan ders killed said one skipper. "They used spottei More than 80 boats from English ports of Grimsby, Hull and Flcetwood and the Scottish port of Aberdeen were deep In- side the .TO-milo limit today. They were concert rating on the northwest and southwest of Iceland, where the fish art running at this lime of year. COVF.lt NAMES Tho big fishing boals covered Iheir names and registration numbers with black paint to make identification difficult and to avoid arrest If they put into an Icelandic port In the fu- ure. Crews have been told they must be well behaved at all imes and fish as said rawlcr owner Tom Boyd of Hull. "There must be no provo- atlon from our side. "Iceland is in the wrong [ally, and it is up to them to mike the first move, but our men must not retaliate." Premier Olafur Johannesson jaid in a broadcast Thursday light that the coast guard "will defend the fishery zone with steadfastness and decisiveness although they will exercise cau- tion and use procedures in- cumbent on good law enforce- ment agencies." Johaiuiesson said the names and numbers of foreign fraw- ,ers will be taken and they will photographed if they lack Identification marks. "Although they might escape for the time he Bald, They will be punished later wherever and whenever they can be reached." There was also talk of a pos- sible compromise. An Icelandic note delivered to the British government Thursday was re- and con- to pinpoint the shoal: and had no thought for prope conservation." Committee to make study of censorship legislation EDMONTON (CP) Mem- bers of the Alberta legisla- ture's select committee on re- form of censorship will travel the country to study censorship Astronaut receives demotion HOUSTON (AP) United States space agency officials1 say Alfred Wordcn, one of three Apollo 15 astronauts who smug- gled stamp covers lo the moon and back, has been forced out of Ihe astronaut corps and as- signed to another space agency centre. But in a reversal of a pre- vious statement, a National Aeronautics and Space Admin- istration spokesman said Thurs- Dental care loo cosily for medicare plan HAMILTON (CP) John Munro, national health and wel- fare minister, told a group of senior citizens Thursday that expense and a shortage of den- lists prohibited the government from including dental care un- der medical insurance. He said eye care will soon bo included in the insurance plans and lhat some provinces al- ready include optometric serv- GS. "We have told the provinces that we are now prepared lo pick up those expenses and I think it won't be long until it is covered, but it will be longer before we include dental caro (or senior citizens or (he gen eral populace." Mr. Munro said that provin cial agencies, with funds from the Canada Asistance Plan, may be able to help defray den- tal or optometric expenses for truly needy elderly persons. ported to open the way for fur- ther talks. But there was no In- dication Iceland was weakening in its resolve lo keep the 50- mile limit. Some sources said a system of rotating zones for foreign fishermen might be ac- ceptable if the British agreed to keep Iheir annual catch at less than tons. egislation in other provinces, t was announced Thursday. Ernie Jamison, Progressive Conservative member for St. Albert and chairman of tha' committee, said the members will meet in Toronto for a study session following their visits. They then will go to Ot- ,awa for meetings with the jus- ice department and Canadian Radio Television Commission. The committee was created Lo make a full assessment of censorship in Alberta. Its lerms of reference include movies, Lelevison, radio and literature. A research program to deter- mine what effect violence and sex portrayed on the media has on children would also be studied. Hijacker 'wants day in court' SEATTLE (AF) F.oiik Markoe Sibley Jr. was bound over to a federal grand jury Thursday for the hijacking of a United Air Lines jet from Reno, Nev., to Vancouver and Seattle Aug. 18. U.S. Magistrate Alan Froelich ordered the 43-year-old resident of Stataline, Nev., bound over after first denying defense at- torney Irving C. Paul's motion that bail be reduced from 000 to Froelich said he had no in- tention of allowing Sibley to make bail In the first place and saw no real difference between and nuder Sib- ley's current near-indigent con- dition The grand jury convenes Sept. After the 25-minute hearing, Paul said that if indicted a seeming certainty Sibley "is not going to enter a plea of mental irresponsibility." Paul had told Froelich he re- ceived an oral report of t h e psychiatric examination giver. Weather and road report gi hiti SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET II I, Pre 62 37 62 31 67 37 64 37 67 40 C3 32 63 32 81 66 77 47 63 42 70 43 67 54 67 35 67 34 70 43 .0-1 82 55 84 5fl 82 62 73 63 79 82 71 88 65 8G 77 .38 loscow Stockholm L'okyo Lethhridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton..... Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg Toror.to Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericion Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas ,100 74 Phoenix day that both Worden and an SPECIAL! URG! VELVET PAINTINGS HAND CARVED FRAMES Special in effect Aug. 26 until Sept. 1 MEXICAN ARTIFACTS COALDAIE CLOSED MONDAY Apollo Scott, 15 crcwmatc, David could be considered for space flight in the fu- ture." A NASA spokesman said Worden's transfer was man- datory and that his involvement in the stamp caper would bs a consideration in any move to return him to flight status, Wordcn will become a re- search engineer and test pilot at the Research Centre n NASA facility at Mountain View, Calif. President Sadat plans UN visit CAIRO (Reuter) President Anwar Sadat will visit the United Nations in New York to- wards the end of the year, dip- lomatic sources said today. They said the Egyptian presi- dent will also visit France in November as part of Egypt's campaign to win strong support from Western Europe for its stand in the Middle East crisis. There was no immediate offi- cial confirmation of either re- port. The sources did not say whether Sadat will address or attend the UN General Assem- bly. They said the UN visit is still Icntativc whereas tlw visit to Paris has nlready been agreed upon by both sides Denies navy ships short of crews HALIFAX (CP) Federal Energy Minister Donald S. Macdonald denied here that :hree destroyers had been tied up at docl; here because of a shortage of crew members. Mr. Macdonald, defence min- ister until a cabinet shuffle seven months ago, said depart- ment plans called for having 50 active destroyers, with four in- refit, He said the addition of four new helicopter-destroyers to the Atlantic fleet would bring It up to strength and the three idle would be refitted. The first of the new destroyers, Iroquois, arrived here earlier this month. Opposition critics had claimed lhat the Canadian forces had to take crews from the other ships to man the new vessels. Mr. Macdonald admitted there have been difficulties re- cruiting men for sea duty, but said the force was large enough to cope with the problem. He was speaking at a Liberal rally for Mary Casey, the parly's candidate in Hah'fax- Hani.', in the next federal Sibley by Dr. Adolph Whiting. Paul later said the oral indicated Sibley is "a very in- telligent person who under- stands the nature and quality of his act, and who lives by a strong moral code." "He has the capacity to un- derstand that what he did was Paul added. But neither would 'ie p 1 e a d Sibley guilty, Paul said, ex- explaining: "He wants his day in court." 107 81 Rome...........75 61 Paris...........72 50 London ..........73 57 0rt Berlin...........61 SO Amsferdam ......63 43 57 46 64 50 80 75 FORECAST: IxClhbriilge-JIedicme Hat Today and Saturday: Mostly sunny with afternoon cloudi- ness. Highs both days near 70. Lows near 40. Calgary today and Satur- day: Mostly sunny with brief afternoon cloudiness. Highs both days in Ihe upper 60s. Lows near 35 with a risk of frost. Columbia Today and Saturday: Sunny and warm. Highs today and Saturday 75 to GO. Lows lonight near 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today lonight and Saturday. Widely scattered showers late tonight Hnd Satur- day. A little M'armer after- noons. Highs today 65 to 75. Lows tonight 35 to 45. Highs Saturday 70s. West of Continental Divide Mostly fair today and tonight and Saturday. A little warmer afternoons. Highs today 70 to 80. Lows tonight 35 to 45. Highs Saturday 75 to 85. Health centre budget chopped EDMONTON (CP) The nursing budget of the Univer- sity of Alberta health service centre has been reduced to 000 from in an econ- omy move, centre director Dr, M. J Ball said here. Dr. Ball said in an interview the university board of govern- ors directed- economy moves- thai eventually will make the centre self-supporting. He said the centre will earn about 000 in the current budget year from the Alberta Health Caro Plan, while expenditures total about with the univer- sity paying the difference. The cenlre has eliminated 12 full-time nursing and nursing aide positions and has laid off Ihrec full-time cooks. A short- ened work also is being considered. Having discontinued the Allis Chalmers line of Farm Equipment, we have left one only GLEANER MODEL F COMBINE To Clear At A Large Discount GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutti Highway See, Ken Dickjcm Ph. 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OP A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AJW Al1 highway.' In tho Loth- bridge disrtict are bare and dry. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts ?4 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Hooscviilc, B.C. 8 a.m. to midnight; Kingsgr.lc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Rykerls fl a.m. !o midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; WUtlborssc, s a.m. In 9 p.m. ;