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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIBGE HERALD Wcdnndoy, Stplembsr t. J97I Tax cuts in works WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon is selling out imme- diately and in person lo cam- paign in Congress for approval or (he tax cuts built inlo his new economic policy. Congress reconvened today to deal with business left behind for a month's recess, nnd to begin work on Hie new eco- nomic package. The president arranged lo ap- pear before a joint session of House of Representatives and Senate at p.m. EOT Thursday lo vtrge approval of his plan'to combat inflation and unemployment. The address will be earned live on radio and television. The first session o[ the 92nd Congress was faced with a sub- si antial workload even before Nixon recommended a series of lax measures on Aug. 15, when he announced his 90-day freeze on wages and prices. Now the economic package, and the response of Democrats who control Congress, is sure to be a dominant issue in the bal- ance of a session likely lo run into water. STARTS HEARINGS Treasury Secretary John B Connally was Hie first witness as the House ways and means commitlee opened hearings on Ihe Nixon program, which in- cludes a 10-per-cenl business in- vestment lax credit, repeal of the seven-per-cent business in- vestment tax credit, repeal of Salmon emits -C- anyway CALGARY (CP) City soli- citor Jay Salmon and James Low. a senior civic lawyer, sus- pended Friday from their jobs, were reinstated Tuesday by city council. But Mr. Salmon immediately announced he will resign. The city council decision came following a four-hour closed session after which coun- cil voted nine-lo-three againsl a board of commissioners' rec- ommendation that the services of the Iwo lawyers be termi- nated. Following the meeting Mr. Salmon lold reporters he would resign. Mr. Low had no corn- men The suspensions resulted from an inquiry by Angus Mac- Donald, an Edmontoi lawyer, who said he found some deal- ings of the solicitors to be harmful "to the interests of the City of Calgary." Fumes kill man FAIRMONT, W. Va. (AP) Carbon monoxide poisoning killed one man in the basement garage of his home Tuesday. Six other persons, including twn ambulance drivers trying to res- cue the man, were overcome by Amies. The victim was said to Ire Earl Ashcrafl, 60. Police said the others were probably saved by Scolt Pollock, 13, a paperboy who found the seven and quickly called help. the seven-per-ecnt excise tax on new automobiles, and a speedup lo Jan. 1, 1972, for a S50 in- crease in personal income-lax exemptions. Democrats in both Senate and House arc sure to work some changes in the tax proposals be- fore a hill is passed. Representative W i 1 b e r D. Mills of Arkansas, chairman of the ways and means committee, may seek revisions to offer more tax relief to lower-income Americans. 4 universities eiumgh lor noio RED DEER (CP) Based on projected population figures for the next 30 years, Alberta will have enough facilities to meet Ihe requirements for uni- versity education, Dr. Merv Eastman said Tuesday. Dr. Easlman, Red Deer Col- lege president, said in an in- terview ha does not expect there will he another university lie was commenting on elec- tion promises he said were maile by premier-elect Peter Loufih e e il whose Conservative government will be sworn in Friday. Dr. Eastman said Alberta's fourth university will be built next year in SI. Albert and lhat an education department study indicated there will be no need for a Fifth university in the near future. WELCOMES MISSION Trade minister Jean-Luc Pepin, left, welcomes L. N. Efremov, right, the leader of a six- member Soviet agricultural mission at Uplands Airport in Ottawa Tuesday night. At the far left is an interpreter. Soviet seaman faces questions Japex details wanted EDMONTON (CP) The In- coming Progressive Conserva- tive government in Alberta probably will make details of a possible oil ssuds develop- ment plan available to the pub- lic, Don Getly said Tuesday. Mr. Gclty, mines anil miner- als crilic during Ihe last ses- sion of the legislature for the Ihen opposition Conservative party who won re-election in the party's Aug. 30 general election sweep, said that so far bis party hasn't seen anything concerning the proposed devel- opment. He was commenting on a news release from the Commit- tee For an Independent Canada asking the incoming govern- ment to reveal details of the deal involving the Japanese irm, Japex, two-thirds owned by private Japanese investors and one-third by the Japanese government. A. R. Patrick, mines minister in the outgoing Social Credit jovernmenl, said last week the government has been negotiat- ng wilh Ihe firm, but he de- clined lo reveal details because that could endanger negotia- tions. Mr. Getty, who may be in line for the mines portfolio un- der the new administration led uy Peter Ivougheed, said his larty campaigned on Uie prom- :se of "open government." 'As soon as we have the 'acts, we probably will be jleased to make them avail- ible" he said. Mr. Lougheed takes over as Premier Friday and is expect- ed lo announce some cabinet appointments at that time. The committee, established In 1970, said Canada "should not be encouraging another country's exploitation of our mineral resources only in re- ,urn for the relatively few jobs it would create." "Oil sands recovery is largely an aulomaled process and will not result in a great number of new jobs for AI- bertans." VANCOUVER (CP) An im- migration hearing was to open here today on the bid of a Soviet seaman to remain in Canada after a marathon swim from a Soviet trawler to the roclry shores of the Queen Charlotte Islands in northern British Col- umbia. Serge Kourdakov, 20, an offi- cer cadet is the Soviet nrmed forces, was flown to Vancouver Tuesday from Prince Rupert, where he had been detained since Saturday. He made the di- rect flight unescorted. Lyall Hawkins, regional direc- tor of immigration, said he had issued instructions to proceed with the hearing today, prov- ided a competent interpreter was available. "We will probably be able lo have the hearing completed in cne Mr. Hawkins said. Jerome Paradis, a Vancouver lawyer, said he would represent Kourdakov. He said he explained to the Russian Tuesday that the hear- ing is the beginning of the nor- mal immigration procedure for someone who has entered the country illegally and wants to stay. Kourdakov, who worked as a radio operator, jumped ship just after midnight Saturday as Ms Lethbridge Public Library SCHEDULE OF HOURS EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1971 Main Library Gait Gardens ADULT LENDING DEPARTMENT Mondays through Fridays a.m. p.m. Saturdays a.m. p.m. Sundays p.m. p.m. CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT As above except for Fridays closing p.m. FILM DEPARTMENT Mondays Ihrough Saturdays a.m. p.m. North Branch Westminster Shopping Centre Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays p.m. p.m. Saturdays a.m. p.m. South Branch 107.0 20th Street S. Tues., Weds., Thurs....... p.m. p.m. Saturdays a.m. p.m. Keep Ihis ad for reference. vessel lay at anchor with 10 oth- ers nbni-t ha'f-mile offshore in Tasu Sound on Moresby Island. Rites Thursday for Laycock VANCOUVER (CP) Fun- eral services will be held Thurs- day for educational psychologist Dr. Samuel Laycock. Dr. Lajcock, who died Sun- day at the age of CO, was dean of emeritus of cducalion at the University of Saskatchewan and a lecturer at the University of British Columbia. In 1970 he was awarded the Medal of Service of the Order of Canada for his work in the educational field. Seelc UN seat UNITED NATIONS (AP) The Persian Gulf state of Qatar, an oil-rich peninsula of sqiLare miles and 110.000 inhab- itants, applied Tuesday for membership m (lie United Na- tions. It proclaimed its inde- pendence from Britain Sept. 1. Homosexuals are married MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. (AP) Two University of Minnesota roommates, both avowed homosexuals, were married Friday by a United Methodist minister in a pri- vate ceremony. The two had been attempt- ing for nearly a year to marry and a licence had been obtained recently in Blue Earth County at Mankalo. The newly weds, Jack Baker, president of the uni- versily sludent bodyt and James M. McConnell, both 29, were on a honeymoon Tues- day and will not be available for comment until Friday, said a close friend, John Pres- ton, who made the marriage announcement today. The ceremony was per- formed by Rev. Roger Lynn in a home m Minneapolis. He not available for com- ment but an associate said that the ceremony had been performed. DISCUSSION OF RACE William Shockley, left, Stanford University professor who has long held that Negroes are less intelligent as a race than whites, debates his position wilh Dr. Edward C. Scanlon, clinical psychologist from Pottsville, Pa. They participated in a symposium on social problems at the American Psychological Association meeting In Washington. Surcharge remedy Stanfield By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa bureau OTTAWA Opposition lead- ers Tuesday attacked the gov- ernment's proposals lor easing the effect of U.S. import sur- charges as being too vague and far too inadequate. Progressive Conservative Op- posilion Leader Robert Stan- Field said the government's pro- posed assistance legislation was like throwing an umbrella a drowning man. Mr. Stanfield said the bill be- fore the House was too general and too vague. Its provisions would be wide open to abuse and its regula- tions hard to police. New Democratic Party lead- er David Lewis said the bill was mere window dressing, as Ihe government would do no- thing, or very little, to prevent Canadian workers losing their jobs. He described the bill as a 'shameful abortion" of the re- medy that is really needed. Mr. Lewis said that Finance Minister Edgar Benson in his speech to the House wouk paint a rosy picture of Can ada's economy and put the blame for gloom on the door step of the U.S. government. In fact, Mr. Benson's pre- pared speech did stale lhal tilt Gross National Product an; real oulput during the seconc quarter of this year was, as re- ported by Statistics Canada "among the experiencet in recent years." Both Mr. Stanfield and Mr Lewis said the new measures would do little to rectify Can nda's massive uncmploymen problem they said was created by policies of Ihe Liberal administration, not bj Washington's 10 per cent sur charge. Trgde and Commerce Minis ter Jean Luc Pepin painted a dismal picture of the situation He lold Hie House Ihal a sur- vey of companies affect- ed by the surcharge showei lhal Ihe direct loss of export sales at annual rales could ap- proach million after three months, S700 million after six months and 5900 million after one year. Potential loss of jobs from these companies could read- after tlirce months, 000 after six months and after one year. "What are Canadian export- ers expected to do with this 10 per cent surchrge? They have ANGELA BACK IN COURT FOR HEARING Angela Davis confer! with one of her attorneys, Margaret Burnham, left, before itart of today's pre-trial court session in San Rafael, Calif. Miss Davis' chief counsel, Howard Moore Jr., told newsmen ho will ask for a change of venue because recent violence at San Quenlin Prison would prevent his client from goltinfl a fair trial in Marin County. Moore said his motion lo shift Iho trial elsewhora will bo filed loon. two possibilities. You cannot call them choices. They can ab- sorb the surcharges and accept a lower return on their prod- ucts, or they can pass it on to their U.S. customers and there- by risk the loss of their mar- ket. It is not much of a Mr. Pepin said. However, Mr. Pepin said, variations in products and com- panies may allow some com- panies to shoulder the sur- charge beter lhan others. For instance, said Mr. Pepin, injecting a touch of humor into the debate, U.S. consumers of Canadian whisky may not see loo clearly the difference in the prize of that particular commodity when the 10 per- cent surcharge has been added. Mr. Lewis: "If they don't drink enough of it they Mr. Stanfield said he is sur- prised at the language of the bill. "For a government that has wantonly and deliberately pro- duced policies that have dished up a bellyful of disruptive ef- fects on the Canadian cconomy to suggest that the present dis- ruptions are caused subslan- lially from abroad, or could only happen by accident, cer- lainly would he rieceilfully ridi- said the Opposition leader. He said some government ministers have tried to create a public picture of themselves as that of the innocent, dutiful boy slicking his thumb inlo Ihe dyke to save the village. The public isn't going lo buy that picture, he said. Teen-agers die hi crash BURNABY, B.C. (CP) A pickup truck crammed with stu- dents on Ihcir way to school Tuesday colli.'lcd with another truck and slammed into a power pole, killing two and in- juring at least 10. RCMP said the truck, driven by Derek Duhnage of this mu- nicipality adjacent to Vancou- ver, was carrying 19 teen-agers to Burnaby Central High School for the opening day of classes when il collided with a larger truck carrying a heavy piece of machinery. Eight ambulances from four centres and a fire rescue squad took lire dead and injured lo hospitals. The dead were identified as Michael Karpins, 15, and David Robert Welsh, 16, both of Burn- aby. Gastoivn inquiry set VICTORIA (CP) The Bri- tish Columbia government Tuesday ordered a public in- quiry into the Aug. 7 distur- bance in Ihe Gastown areas of Vancouver. A caibmct order-in-council named Justice T. A. Dohm of the British Columbia Supreme Court as commissioner of the inquiry. He will report his find- ings to the provincial cabinet. The cabinet order said the in- quiry will look inlo the nature of the disturbance, the moliva- iion of the persons involved, conduct of present and whether their conduct was in defiance of law and order. SOCREDS TO MEET CALGARY (CP) The fu- lire of the Social Credit Party 3 eirpecled to be discussed at Calgary strategy meeting Thursday with defeated pre- mier Harry Slrom in atten- dance. The mcotuig Is nlso lo w ntlcmled by candidales, or- ganizers and key workers from lie 13 Calgary constituencies. No decision reached on N-tests WASHINGTON (CP) A stale department official said Tuesday lhal a final decision has not yet been reached on whelher to conduct a nuclear underground test on Ajnchitka Island in the Aleutian chain. Press officer Charles W. Bray was commenting on remarks by Canadian External Affairs Min- ister Sharp in the last two days about Ihe proposed lest. At an Atoms for Peace confer- ence Monday, the Canadian minister forecast a public out- cry if the U.S. goes ahead with Ihe lest, which is the biggest ever at five megatons. The blast is scheduled tor next month. Sharp also called for an un- derground lesl-ban treaty at a meeting of the Geneva disarma- ment conference Tuesday. Bray said the Canadian gov- ernment protested the U.S. test plans last winter. In March the Nixon administration responded that a final decision had not been made on whether to con- duct the lest. Soviets just looking HOUSTON (Reulcr) Recent Soviet space shots SUWK! '.he Russians may be preparing for their first manned mission to the could come after America's final lunar- landing trip in December next year. This view was put forward by Dr. Charles Sheldon of the Li- brary of Congress in Washing- ton, but he added that the bal- ance of evidence leaned towards a moon orbital night no lunar landing. Sheldon is the foremost U.S. expert on the Soviet space pro- gram. Russia's maiden moon mis- sion might seem anti-climactic, coming some four years or more after the first American set foot on the moon. Sheldon sees it as part of an ambitious long-range plan to land cosmo- nauts on the planet Mars. "A Russian manned landing on Mars could come as early as he said in a telephone in- terview Tuesday night. "But I would say that some lime around 198fi is more likely." The U.S. has no plans at present for a manned landing on Mars, known as the red planet and currently the destin- ation for one American and two Soviet unmanned probes. Evidence that Russia is pre- paring for a manned moon shot to follow up its series of robot lunar missions comes from close examination of the per- formance lour unmanned Cosmos space vehicles launched during the last 10 months. Western experts say the last 434, launched Aug. out a throttle rocket much like the Apollo space- craft's main engine. The engine was several times more powerful than those aboard the Soyuz spacecraft which cosmonauts ride into earth orbit. Cosmos 434, like its apparent predecessors in the moon 379 (Nov. 382 (Dec. 2) and 398 (Feb. launched into an initial earth orbit of 51 degrees inclination to the equator. Weather and road report 70 ABOVE 19. 4 ZEltO AT NOON SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lcthbridgc Medicine Hot Pincher Creek Calgary Edmonton Banff Peace River Grande Prairie Rocky Mtn. House Prince George Kanuoops Vancouver Penticton Prince Albert Saskatoon S'wil Current Moose Jaw North Bay Regina Winnipeg White River Toronto Ottawa St. John's Halifax 71 50 74 45 64 44 71 54 67 43 58 49 Cl 45 64 42 67 51 63 46 .41 73 5B 66 M 74 63 69 35 69 42 66 45 71 47 75 56 .01 71 M 81 45 .01 65 46 .20 84 63 81 64 60 54 .14 66 58 Charlottelown 67 Cl Fredericton 68 03 Los Angeles.....82 68 Paris...........75 54 London......... 75 52 Amsterdam.....70 52 Brussels 70 48 Moscow.........59 45 Stockholm......61 48 FORECASTS LclhbrUgc-Mcillcine Hal: Sunny today. Winds south- west 20. Highs near 80. Sunny Thursday. Winds west 20. Lows near 45; Highs 75 lo 80. Calgary: Mainly sunny today. Winds southwest 20. Higlis near 7o, Sunny Thursday. Winds west 20; lows 40 to 45; highs near 70. Kootcnay, Colombia Today: cloudy witli a few show- ers in northern s e c I i o n s, spreading lo soullicrn areas by evening. Winds at times fresh southerly. Thursday: clearing in the morning. Highs today and Thursday, 70 (o 75, 65 to 70 elsewhere. Lows tonight 40 to 45. NEW ALLIS CHALMERS Model G and Model F COMBINES and Model 240 Potato Harvesters at WHOLESALE PRICES Phone now or write: General Farm Supplies COUTTS HIGHWAY P.O. BOX 1202 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth-1 dry ridge District are bare and' lion bridge and in good driving condl- 1'OllTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Coults 24 limira: Cnrway 5 n.m. lo 11 p.m. MST, Del Boniln 7 a.m. lo p.m.; rtoosevillc, B.C. 7 n.m. lo II p.m.; Kingsgalc, B.C., 24 lours; Porthlll-Hykcrls 8 n.m. lo midnight. Chief Mountain 6 n.m. lo 9 p.m. Wildhorsc, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Logan Pass open 2-1 hours dally. ;