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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 75 The Lcthbndtjc Herald VOL. LX1V 22S LETIIBRtDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Sharp appeals lor reduction in N-tests GENEVA (AP) External Affairs Minister Mitch- ell Sharp of Canada, sitting in on tlie disarmament talks, appealed again today for an early conclusion an underground test-ban treaty and called on the ma- jor nuclear powers to reduce the EKC and number of Icsts now being carried out. Sharp warned tfeat failure to agree on an under- ground ban might render ineffective Uie 1963 non- proliferation treaty prohibiting non-nuclear weapon stales from acquiring atomic arms. lie said the full non-proliferation concept embed- ded in Ihe trcaly might fall "unless the nuclear pow- ers themselves put an end to Uie proliferation of their own nuclear weapons." But Ihe Soviet Union said today it has not changed its position on banning underground nuclear weapon tests and made it plain it will not accept a ban ex- cept on ils own terms. Sharp addressed the Atoms for Peace conference Monday'and told delegates that the 1963 partial test- ban treaty was "a major public health measure rath- er than arms control." It banned tests in the air and under the sea. Predicts protests "The polential for seismological identifications has sharply narrowed and made more manageable the is- sue of en-site inspections that has for too long be- devilled efforts to achieve an underground test Sharp said. Until such a ban can be reached, Sharp urged l.lio U.S. and Russia lo scale dowu their underground tests, starling with Uie biggest. He told a news conference Monday that Canada had asked the U.S. not to go ahead with ils biggest- over underground test next month in Uie Aleutian Is- lands. He predicted a public outcry if Uie U.S. sets off the blast. Today, Soviet delegate Alexei A. Koshchin remind- ed the 5'JGlh meeting of the disarmament conference his government expressed its view on how to control an underground ban during the opening year of Uie talks in 19G2. "Both Ihen and at present we considered and con- sider that control over Uie prohibition of test can be ensured only through national means of Roshchin said adding: "We would like to stress Uiat the Soviet Union, as we have repeatedly stated, is ready to sign an agree- ment on the cessation of underground nuclear weap- on tests on the basis of national means of detecting underground nuclear explosions." The United States has insisted that "national means of verification" are not enough. Washington maintains that only some form of in- ternational inspection on the site of suspicious earth tremors can provide a reasonable guarantee against Lreaty violations. In rejecting previous compromise plans, Hosbcliin singled out some that had been proposed or supported by Canada. Among Uie compromise proposals submitted on Ca- nadian rniUaUvc or backing specifically rejected by Roshchin again today was the idea of fixing a limit for the power of underground tests, banning all explo- sions above it and leaving smaller-size blasts permit- ted. Soviet seaman seeks asylum in Canada PRKCE RUPERT, B.C. (CP) A Soviet seaman who jumped ship, swam for almost eight hours in rough seas and staggered into a liny settlement in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia is being licld in Custody Inday. Serge Koiudakov, M, was arrested under the Im- migration Act because he entered Canada through a port other Ilian a recognized port of entry. Kourdakov lold ,1 Russian-speaking resident of Uie Moresby Island mining community of Tasu, where he came ashore Sunday, Uiat he doesn't like the Soviet political system and wants to stay in Canada. But immigration officer Bert Hidber said he isn't sure what Kourdakov intends because department in- terpreters were unavailable and substitutes could not be precise in both Russian and English. Kourdakov, a radio operator, said his ship was anchored about a half-mile offshore with 10 other So- viet vc--scl.s in Tnsu Sound, an area where the So- viet fishing fleet is permitted inside Canada's terri- torial walers lo transfer fish and supplies between ves- Circles back He jumped overboard al midnight during a storm, and swain for two or three hours in four-foot waves before realizing lie hnd circled back Lo bis ship. "lie knew lliu ship was anchored pointing towards shove, so lie vuM'rt Uiat as an indicator and swam for Ihe Mr. Ilidhcr said. Kourdakov said he reached shore he climlxxi ,T GOO-fool hill anrl Ihe lights at the Tasu Lovvnsilc, .'ilionl miles n Ho removed liis and some clothing In mini. drndncl lo swim lo Mw town after cul- ling hi.s liniids mid feel on rocks. Mr mnt'inhered crawling along a beach Tasu and then up ui hospital. Pelci- Minim, a mine manager, said fl woman saw Iho seaman struggle nut of Ihe water near her home at a.m. and called for help. Hi1, llrherl, Kochendorfer, who treated Kourdakov for cxpi-Muv and lacerations, said the seaman was "my happy lie reskd, alH'iif Uie. happiest man I've, ever WOMEN LIBERATIONISM A San Francisco policeman moves a screaming woman proleslor away from fhe gates of the Preside, headquarters of the Sixth Army which processes troops for the war in South-east Asia. Her face is poinled wilh symbols of ihe liberation group. The protesl marchers alleged Army research inla chemical warfare with the new Western Medical Institute of Research, still under csnstruttion. The women, moslly Californians but also from Oregon and Washington, said they were organized by the September Women's Action. Kosygin to spend week in Canada OTTAWA (CP) Soviet Pre- mier Alexei Kosygin will pay a one-week visit to Canada begin- ning Oct. 18, Prime Minister T r u d e a u 's office announced today. It will mark the first lime that a Soviet head-of-govern- ment has visited Canada. The visit repays one that Mr. Tru- deau made to the Soviet Union in May. The announcement said Mr. Kosygin will be in the country for "seven or eight days." De- tails of Uie itinerary remained to be worked out. but it was un- derstood only about two days will be spent in Ottawa. The rest of the time. Mr. Ko- sygin will spend visiting other parts of Canada. There was speculation that the premier will visit the Prai- rie provinces, Toronto and Montreal, among other places. The possibility of a side trip Government takes action on surtax OTTAWA (CP) The govcrn- m e n t introduced legislation today that is designed lo com- pensate for loss of employment caused by a new U.S. surtax on goods entering the United Slates. Jean-Luc Pcpin. minister of industry, trade and commerce, sponsored the bill to provide up to SCO million in social grants to Canadian enterprises bit by the U.S. import surtax. The Commons, meeting for the first time since Ihe special U.S. measures were imposed Aug. 16, agreed unanimously to put aside other business and de- bale the Pcpin bill immediately. into Ihe Canadian North was not ruled out. Observers were struck by Ihe short lapse of time between Mr. Tnideau's visit to the Soviet Union and the Soviet premier's planned return trip here. They speculated it might be attributable to a Soviet wish to give life and meaning to a Sovi- et-Canadian diplomatic protocol signed by the two leaders when Mr. Trudeau was in the Soviet Union. The protocol calls for regular political consultations between Ihe Soviet and Canadian govern- ments, as well as collaboralion between the two countries in such fields as culturef science and northern development. A Canadian government offi- cial, however, cautioned against reading anything into the rela- tively little amount of tune it took Mr. Kosygin to take Mr. Trudeau up on the invitation for a return visit, issued in May. The period chosen for the So- viet leader's trip to Canada was simply "the most convenient said the official. Japanese an with coal VANCOUVER (CP) Japan will not sign any further con- tracts for Canadian Coal until four western Canadian coal companies begin meeting their commitmenls, spokesmen for Japanese importers say. Takeshi Kakite and Tadashi Moriyasu, both of Tokyo, said in an interview here that Kaiser Resources Ltd. of British Col- umbia and Mcfntyre Porcupine llines, Coleman Collieries and Luscar all of Alberla, are meeting only 70 per cent of eon- tract commitments and the Japanese are "deeply disap- pointed" with their perform- ance. Mr. Kakite, manager of the coal and fuel branch of Nippon Kokan K. K., and Mr. Mori- yasui manager of the fuel sec- tion of Kobe Steel Ltd., said they came to Canada to find out what may be done to reme- Need reunification for Irish peace LONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister Jack Lynch of the Insii Republic said after a meeting with Prime Minister Edward Heath today that reunification of Ireland is the only way to bring permanent peace in Northern Ireland. Heath and Lynch conferred for two days on ways of finish- ing a solution to the two years of civil strife in Ulster, North- ern Ireland's official name. Lynch described his talks with Heath as "merely an examina- tion in depth of the situation No firm decisions were reached. The meeting between the two leaders came with no real letup in the rioting, shooting and bombing in Ulster that has claimed 100 children and British soldiers. Lynch has come under fire of the outlawed Irish Republican Army which is dedicated to uni- MPs end summer vacation OTTAWA (CP) After a 63- day summer vacation, Parlia- ment resumes today with plans lo complete a tax reform pro- gram thai began in 1962 with the appointment of a royal com- mission on the subject. This is the one major item on the fall schedule, and Ihe gov- ernment is determined to see the new tax legislation become law before the current session of Parliament ends. Its passage may not be smooth. While there have been many changes since the government issued ils controversial white paper on the subject, opposition parties say they are by no means satisfied. A long series of amendments will be proposed. Government spokesmen say they are prepared to devote two months to tax reform: opposi- tion spokesmen say it might take three. Many observers believe the current session will end shortly before Christmas and a new session, complete with a pre-el- ection Throne Speech, will begin in January. For the first few clays of this resumed session, and before MPs get down lo the fax legisla- tion, the House will deal with social government proposals to offset the effects of the U.S. im- pcrt surcharges. The measures designed to help Canadian firms hit hard by Uie 10-per-cent surcharges on their exports to (he U.S. fication of Ireland by any means, including iorcc. The Irish leader, regarded as a moderate, goes along with the unification tradition that dates 50 years in IRA history but wants to achieve unity by peaceful means. Lynch's comment lhal reunifi- calion is the only way lo bring a lasting solution of the Irish question means lhal slcps must be taken now to give the Roman Catholics more say in govern- ment in the north. The soft-spoken leader of the Irish Republic said he would meet with Heath again in Octo- ber. "They were useful he lold reporters. "Mr. Heath has come to know my mind much better but we did not agree on the political means suggested." From Uie beginning there was no hope of any firm decisions wilh the absence of the North- ern Ireland's prime minister, Brian Faulkner- "We were not looking for any form of Lynch said. "There will be further dy the shortfall situalion. They said Ihey represent all Japanese steel companies and other importers who use Cana- dian coal for coke and gas manufacture. COMPLAINING "There is a great deal of complaining among the Japan esc they said. "They wonder if the commit- ment for 12.5 million tons is loo much for the potential of Cana- dian mines and whether il should be reduced for (he mines that can't fulfil their contracts." The spokesmen said that along with investigating ways Lo in- crease coal exports from Can- ada, they would make a com- parison between coal imports from Canada and other sources of supply the United Stales, Australia, Russia and Poland. They said contracts call for deliveries of 9.5 million Ions of coal annually, but the mines were exporting only about G.S million Ions. Anolher company, Fording Coal, is scheduled lo go into productjon next year at a rate of Lliree million tons a year. Mr. Kakile said the Japanese are "sick and tired'' of contin- uing requests for increases in contract prices from Canadian producers. The Japanese realized that prices in basic contracts, plus escalation clauses, were not sufficient lo COVCT additional labor ccr.ts. but "we have en- lered into legal contracts and Canadians have no right lo re- quest further advances in price." He said importers in his coun- lr; want lo know whether Ihe mines will be able lo fulfil their contracts and whether it would be sate for the Japanese to open new mines in Canada. "it may be necessary lo can- cel and switch sources of sup- ply from Mr. Kakite said. "The Japanese have no inten- lion lo open any new coal mines in Canada for some lime." The Canadian mines have been supplying about 21 per cent of Japan's annual coal con- sumption of GO million tons. The spokesmen said they were the advance parly for an- olher delegation [hat uill visit Canada later this month, head cd by H. Cho. general manag- ci of Nippon Kokan. and K. Fu- jila. general of Kobe Sled. Liquor permits granted EDMONTON (CP) Wine and liquor permits have been granted to 24 Alberta beer par- lors by the Alberta Liquor Con- trol Board under recently re- vised regulations. Peter Elliott, ALCB chair- man, said today the board is considering about 200 applica- tions from beverage rooms where previously only beer could be served. Mr. Elliott said there also have been SO applications from small restaurants for special licences to serve wine and beer with meals. Six have been granted of 63 advertised. Publication of intent by the restaurants under the new ca- tegory is required lo provide an opportunity for registering objections. A vote may be forced if 500 voters, or 10 per cent of the voting list in an area, petition the board object- ing. Mr. Elliott said the board will not set prices for liquor and wine sold in beer parlors, but will allow competition to establish them. Locations of the approved li- cences were not available. First Indian senator dies Funeral services for Senator James Gladstone, Canada's fu-st Indian representative in the upper house, will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in St. Paul's Anglican Church on Ihe Blood Reserve. Senator Gladstone died Satur- day of a heart attack at tho age of 84 wlu'le visiting Fernie. Mr. Gladstone was appointed to the Senate Jan. 31, 1958, and served until 1S70 when he re- tired. He is survived by his wife, the former Janie Healy, two sons, Fred and l-Ioracc, and four dauglilers. Known in the Blackfoot tribe as Akay-na-muka (Many he strove all his life to bsUer conditions ajncng Canada's In- dians and, after he became a senator, urged that they be en- couraged Ib achieve by individ- ual effort rather than collective action. Born May 21, 1887, at Moun- tain Mill, Alta., he had a varied career as printer, scout inter- preter and farmer. He started his own ranch on (he Blood reserve, about five miles no! Ih of Cardslon, in 1920. He built it into one of the larg- est on the reserve, wilh 800 acres and 500 head of cattle, and ran if in partnership with a son. He was president of the In- dian Association of Alberta from 1948 until 19M and again in 1956. He later was appointed honorary president and patron. In 1960, he was named Ameri- can Indian of the Year in the United States. He was appointed co-chair- man of a joint Senate-Commons commitlee on Indian affairs in 1961. He had at that time never been able to vcte in a Canadian election. But under recommen- dations of file committee, frcaly Indians became eligible lo vole in federal elections in The scft-spoken senator fa- SENATOR GLADSTONE funeral Wednesday Indian integration, partic- ularly in schools, but said any integration must be voluntary. He was against any suggestion to abolish reserves. His idea was lo make re- serves self-sufficient economi- cally, parlly by giving more au- Uiorily to local Indian agents, who could act as reserve man- agers. Seen and heard About town e e WORLD traveller John Van Shns complaining to fellow worker Bill Ilavinga about h i s four-mile-a-day dnve to work Bill Gcrlat finally resorting lo two water skies afler several unsuccess- ful attempts wilh only one and then being shown how to do it by Pall! March Bnb Day finding Ted Thaell's mo- tor boat easier lo pull water skiers wilh Ilian his canoe. Flight recorders found in airliner wreckage JUNEAU, Alaska (CP) In- vostigalors have found tlie two flight recorders carried by an Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 Mint crashed Salurday inlo a moun- laiu killing all 111 aboard including a Calgary cou- ple. Slnllcrly of Iho N.-ilionnl TransporUlion Safety Hoard fairl Monday night Mini. Ihn voice recorder had been re- covered from the cockpit of flio wrecked plane hut it was badly bent and broken and it was questionable whether any infor- mation could be obtained from il. II was being sent lo Seallle for analysis. The recorder .should yield Ihe final conversation Ixitwccn Mio crew members of the jet, which crashed just before scheduled landing al .Iiuieau on a flight from Fairbanks lo Seattle' The crash was llu1. single- plane disaslcr in U.S. history The flighl recorder, localcd in Mio (ail spclion, records every movement of tho piano, It will ho foruaifled lo a labornfory in Washington. D.f. The piano smashed inlo pieces small enough to hold in your nand. "We've got a lot of rain, low clouds and wind, and (hose ple on the hill arc taking n beat- an official said of rescuers who continue today to remove Iho bodies of (he viclims from Iho mountain. Among the dead were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil lliirdi of Calgary. By l.'.lo Monday rescuers had recovered rxi bodies from the scene where Ihe Alaska Airlines 727 jel crashed. The bodies and debris were scattered throughout Ihrcc par- allel depressions feel up Moiml C'hilkal. In 11 a m b u r p Hv rlcnlh loll from flic (.T...-II of a chartered U' airliner carrying persons remained uncertain luday, with varying sources giving tlic loll as bc- tiveen 13 ;.nri 23. Tracing was hampered by the fact Hint Uie plane crashed while Irving lo land on an aulo- balm Monday, and passing mo- torisls look many suiTivors back into Hamburg. JAGGED WRECKAGE This was the Inrgesl piece of wreckage found by inv( sligalors on a mountain near Juncau where an Alaskan Airlines jetliner crashed 'i Sunday, The crash claimed 111 lives. Workers behind spot nnd mark bodies Iliat wero spread over a square mile. Hclicoplcrt shulllcd Ihcm lo a base camp higher on Iho mounnin, ihon lo Juncau 1a q National Guard aimory. ;