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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta High Tuesday 65, Low tonight 35-40. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 23tt LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Arabs are checked after Munich scare Track down spy MIRACLE: ACTOR'S SON RECOVERS FROM POLIO HEROES AGAIN Phil Esposito signs auto- graphs as lie arrives at Toronto airport. Team Canada was booed in Vancouver but was cheer- ed by some 500 fans as the players arrived after losing to Russia. Lured by telephone caller, clerk shot in the head Report claims separation is feasible' By ANDRE BELLEMAHE HULL, Qire. (CP) A report said to have been commissioned by Prime Minister Trudeau says Hie sep- aration of Quebec is feasible and recommends Can- ada reject a monetary union with an independent Que- bec, Jacques Farizeau, Parti Quebecois economist, said Sunday. lie told a parly symposium that the report, which he said he obtained from a member of Mr. Tru- deau's siaff, was the result of a study of the PQ manifesto published in April. The report proposes Canada reject any monetary union and suggests an independent Quebec be urged to devak'e its currency by 15 per cent in relation to the Canadian dollar, Mr. Parizeau said. Mr. Trudeau believes in independence for Qucljee less than any one else, Mr. Parizeau said, "but now he is beginning to doubt." "The general conclusion of the document Is that political independence for Quebec is workable." Also mentions report Laler Sunday night, PQ leader Hene Levesque men- tioned the report in an address to the symposium. "The prime minister of Canada gives the Impres- sion of a guy who is opening up." Mr. Parizeau told reporters a 15-per-cent devalua- tion of any Quebec currency would have considerable economic benefits for an independent Quebec but add- ed he would prefer lo let the currency float lo sta- bilize itself. About 600 people attended the closing session of the symposium, called to discuss the fate of federal civil servants in an independent Quebec. Mr. Parizeau told the Saturday session that an in- dependent Quebec could offer jobs in the pub- lic service, almost double the present figure. In Valleyfield, Premier Robert Bourassa told a Lib- eral party rally the PQ economist is proposing "a re- public of public servants" and said the province could not afford the cost. Claude Morin, Parti Quebecois constitutional ad- viser, also questioned Mr. Parizeau's figure of jobs as too high, adding that jobs must not be cre- ated just "lo accommodate the brilliant minds coming out of our universities." BRUSSELS (Reutcr) An Israeli embassy clerk was shot in the head by a burst of ma- chine-gun fire in a cafe in this Belgian capital Sunday night, an embassy spokesman said to- day. He said lira clerk, Zadok Ophir, 42, has been operated on and his condition is quite hope- ful. The spokesman said Ophir was shot in a "cafe to which he had been lured by a telephone caller who gave his name as Mohamed Ahmed Kabbah. Police 'immediately launched a scarcn for the two men who attacked Ophir. The caller Ophir that he had information about a sabo- tage attempt on the Israeli em- bassy in Brussels but he re- fused to come to the embassy. Ophir agreed to meet the man at a cafe in the centre of the city. When Ophir arrived the ma- chine-gun attack took place and he was then taken to hospital, the spokesman added. In Jerusalem, an Israeli for- eign ministery spokesman said that according to information received from Brussels, Ophir was out of danger although he was wounded four Belgian police-know'Ihe at- tacker's identity and are searching for him, the Israeli spokesman said. UN kills motion on Israel raids UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United States cast its sec- ond veto in the history of the United Nations Security Council Sunday night. It killed a resolu- tion demanding a halt to Israeli reprisal raids but making no mention of the Arab terrorism that provoked the raids. The veto came after an all- day debate on the Palestinian guerrilla massacre o[ Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich Tuesday and Israeli air strikes Friday at reputed guerrilla po- sitions in Syria and Lebanon. Cliina and the Soviet Union earlier had vetoed amendments that would have applied the resolution to terrorist activities Seen and heard About town 1VTUS1C lover Tcrl Fonlkes contemplating a way to take a piano with him to Utah in a small car Jamie Morrison avoiding her husband after burning the french fries and blowing up the refrigerator all on the same day Handy Osaka being the celebrity at a big going-away party before leaving for Edmonton this week. os well as military operations. U.S. Ambassador George Bush said their vetoes killed "a very important passage that could have made the resolution more acceptable." Explaining his own veto, he said the resolution ignored real- ities anil "looked to effect but not to cause." Its "silence on the disaster in Munich" invited more terrorism, he said. MENTION'S MUNICH Soviet Ambassador Jacob A. Malik spoke of "the distressing events which occurred in Mun- ich" but said to put them on the same footing as the Is- raeli raids would be "condoning the aggressive policy of the Is- raeli maniacs." EXPRESS SOLIDARITY The 18 foreign ministers ol the Arab League ineanw h i 1 e have expressed complete soli- darity with the people of Syria and Lebanon in the face of re- cent Israeli air strikes into tho two countries. In a statement issued at Cairo after a six hour plenary session which ended Sunday night, the ministers also said that last week's Munich massa- cre was the result of continued Zionist oppression and agress- sion against the people oE Palestine. The statement paid tribute to "Arab fighters" for confront- ing Israeli aggression. TORONTO (CP) The Star says it has tracked down a So- viet spy whose existence was dismissed last March by the Canadian government as a tion partly based on fact." The newspaper says the spy, known by the cede name of An- ton Sabotka, lives in a Western Canadian city and works as a salesman. The Star says that Sabotka admitted his identity and con- firmed he was trained by the Soviet secret and assigned to the Canadian west to study targets for sabo- tage in the event of war or some crisis. The newspaper says that Sa- botka is in his early 40s, was horn in Montreal, but returned to Czechoslovakia with his par- ents at 16. The Star didi not dis- close Sabotka's actual name or the western city in which he re- sides because he had refused to talk unless his anonymity was protected. The newspaper says that Sa- botka was recruited by the So- viets in 1954 after a chance meeting with a stranger in a Prague coffee house. He agreed to take spy training in Moscow after the Soviets said he would be stationed in Canada. TRAINED 11 MONTHS After 11-months of training as a spy, he returned to Prague and mac'o application to go back to Canada. After landing in Canada in 1936, Sabotka took a job as a salesman of ornamental iron railings for a week. He later graduated to a more high paying sales job. Two months after his arrival, he was approached by the KGB and a meeting was arranged with an official travelling through the west with the Red Army Chorus. He was told to purchase a short-wave radio receiver and was given a schedule of mes- sages that would start arriving. The Star says that Salwtka's first assignment wss to meet with another spy outside a res- taurant in Brockville, Ont. The newspaper says it was during this meeting that Sabatka first came under the surveillance of had been tailing the man with whom he met. VATICAN CITY (AP) Vatican radio says veteran actor Alec Guinness has be- come a Roman Catholic be- cause of his son's recovery from polio. The broadcast said Guinness attributed it to a miracle. Matthew Guinness was stricken w hen lie was five and confined to a wheelchair. Doctors said they were un- able to do anything for him, the broadcast said. Iii 1970, while making a movie in Rome, the actor walked in a Catholic church anrj prayed for his son's re- covery. When he returned to London, the broadcast said, Guinness was greeted at the airport by his son who was still in a wheelchair but able for the first time to ma- noeuvre it himself. Some days after that, the radio said, Matthew was able to walk. The broadcast said doctors who examined Matthew hud no medical explanation for his recovery. The actor called it a "true tee radio said. The broadcast raid the 53- year-old actor has been bap- tized in the Catholic. Church. Lower payments for home buyers Kissinger in Moscow MOSCOW (AP) Henry Kis- singer, President Nixon's ad- viser on national security, be- gan meeting with Soviet offi- cials today. But speculation that he would also talk peace with Lc Due Tho of North Viet- nam collapsed when Tho flew on to Paris. Kissinger arrived Sunday. He told reporters that "We are here to continue an ap- parent reference to Nixon's meeting with the Russians in May. But one of the five aides with Kissinger was John Negro- ponte, a former member of the Paris peace talks delegation who is fluent in Vietnamese. OTTAWA (CP) Lower down payments for home pur- chasers is one of the main tar- gets of changes to National Housing Act financing an- nounced Monday. The amendments to regulations raise the maximum family homes to from and to 95 per cent of ap- praised value. Central Mortgage and Hous- ing Corp. said the changes re- duce down payment require- ments bv as much as one-third on the "average NHA-financeci house. In some cases, down payments would bo cut by as much as 70 per cent. The NHA amendments were released to the press at the same time as they were to be made public at a news confer- ence in Vancouver called by Urban Affairs Minister Eon Basford. On single-family dwellings, the amount of income that can be used to cover mortgage pay- ments and property taxes has been increased to 30 per cent from 27 per cent. In calculating income, the full earnings of both husband and wife may be taken into account. Under the old rules, gross in- come included only the bor- rower's earnings plus 50 per cent of the spouse's income. REDUCE DOWN PAYMENT The lu'gher maximum loan Is aimed at reducing down pay- ments, the CMHC said. Loans have now been set at a straight 95 per cent ol ap- praised value instead of 95 per cent of the first and 80 per cent of the remaining amount. These rules apply to purchase of new houses. Powerful land mine kills 3 BELFAST (AP) A pow- erful land mine exploded under a British Saracen armored rar Sunday, killing three soldiers and injuring four others. The blast hurled their 10-ton armored car 20 feet into the air and gouged a crater 30 feet wide and 20 feet deep in a quiet country road near Dungannon in County Tyrone late Sunday. Two of the soldiers were kill instantly and a third died later. Where existing homes are being bought, the maximum loan has been increased lo 000 from Loans are still based on 95 per cent of ap- praised value. Maximum loans for housing co-operatives and condominium apartments has been raised to from Five still 011 the run CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, V.I. (AP) Five men charged with murdering eight persons during a robbery at the posh Fountain Valley Golf Coursa still are on the nm as police keep a heavy guard on two oth- ers jailed in the killings. Beich warrants for the five fugitives were issued late Sun- day. Gov. Melvin H. Evans identi- fied the five. "The men being sought are armed and should be consid- ered said a state- ment by Evans. Two others charged in the slayings have been jailed on the neighboring island of St. Thomas, where they were taken following their arrests Saturday night. U.S. gambling czar refused citizenship JERUSALEM (AP) The Israeli Supreme Court ruled to- day that Meyer Lansky, tha U.S. gambling czar, has tight links with U.S. underworld leaders and organized crime, and turned down his appeal for citizenship. The court noted that U.S.- style organized crime has not yet hit Israel but said that if Lansky were allowed to stay, "there is reasonable cause to fear that he will be a dan- ger to public safety." No immediate move was made to deport the reputed fi- nancial wizard of the U.S. un- derworld, and there was no sign that Israel would send him back to the United States where he has been indicted on gam- bling charges by two grand juries. Report false alarm? By OTTO D GELLING MUNICH (AP) Three Arabs were taken Into police custody at Munich airport and hundreds of Arab passengers were delayed in security checks today as German police contin- ued 'to investigate the terrorist raid on the Olympic Village. At the athletic compound It- self, a hunt for a gunman was called off after police searched the area all night with dogs. Authorities indicated they thought the report of shots at the village Sunday night was a false alarm. Police said an Arab woman and two men were being held because their names were writ- ten on a piece of paper found in the wallet of one of the five ter- rorists slain last Tuesday when West German police tried un. successfully to free the Israeli hostages. Names of the three persons were not released. 60 OTHERS DETAINED A police spokesman also said" 60 Arabs who tried to leave Munich Sunday were being de- tained for identity checks. The spokesman said another 57 Arab passengers who tried to land at Munich were refused entry and put on planes for des- tinations outside West Ger- many. In all, the spokesman said, more than 500 departing Arab passengers were subjected to rigorous checks. The total num- ber of incoming passengers was not disclosed. The security checks were being carried out at Frankfurt airport as well as Munich, offi- cials said. Police reinforcements were rushed into the village Sunday night amid fears of another ter- rorist attack like the one Tues- day in which 11 Israelis, five Arabs and one Munich police- man were killed. As during Tuesday's tragedy, conflicting reports and rumors flooded the Olympic press centre across the campus from the Olympic Village. FALLS TO DEATH About the time shots were heard, a 17-year-old Austrian fell to his death from a flagpole near the village while appar- ently trying to steal an Olympic flag. Hans Klein, the head o{ the Olympics' press section, said the death absolutely was not connected with the shoot- Ing. The German government an- nounced that autopsies of the nine slain Israeli hostages showed the Arab terrorists shot all of them as they sat tied and blindfolded in the two helicop- ters at an air base near Mun- ich. There had been speculation that the German sharpshooters might have hit some of the hos- tages while shooting at the Arabs. But the spokesman said the autopsy showed the Arabs apparently killed the hostages moments after the sharp- shooters opened fire. A Swiss newspaper reported that an Israeli evaluation con- cluded that the Germans made "every conceivable error1' in trying to free the hostages. MPs eligible for life-long pensions OTTAWA (CP) The prime minister's office de- clined today lo comment on statements by Parti Que- hecois members that a report on Quebec separation has been prepared at flic request of Prime Minister Tni- dcau. A spokes......i !..e matter would be checked end a statement might be mr.de later but there would be r.o immediate comment. "I've never heard o[ it (Iho he said. By TOM MITCHELL OTTAWA (CP) If he doesn't take a job directly from the federal government, retir- ing Liberal MP Bud Orange will collect a minimum a year in parliamentary pension for the rest of his life. That means that in three years he gets back all the money lie invested in the pen- sion plan, plus some. Mr. Orange Is one of moro than 40 members of the Parlia- ment dissolved Sept, 1 who arc not seeking re-election. Moro than 30 of them qualify for life- time pensions starting now by reason of their last six years in Parliament. Tile pension payments are de- layed while any otherwise-qual- ified cx-MP holds a government appointment, including a Sen- ate membership. Mr. Orange at 46 is one of the younger members quitting Par- liament. If he lives to be 70, his pension payout from public funds would amount to a min- imum on an original in- vestment of That is the minimum because Ihc parliamentary pension is geared to rise with the cost of living. Living costs rise by at least (wo per cent a year, the pension payments are bumped up by two per cent. SERVED IN N.W.T. Mr. Orange, an economist who represented the Northwest Territories in the Commons from 1065, is singled out to il- lustrate the case of an MP just over tee qualifying line to col- lect a calendar years of service. The pension figures cited are based on his having seven years paid up in the fund. An MP gets a year of paid-up service for every unit ho lays into the program. For the- regular back-ben- cher, is the limit he can contribute in a calendar year. But if he has an extra salaried p o s i t i o as parlia- mentary secretary to a minister, party whip or cabinet minis- can pay extra units into the plan and thus boost his years of service with- out regard to how long he ac- tually spent in the House. Actual age has nothing to do with the plan. It is based strictly on the number of paid- up years as an MP has to his credit. MA INC.TIEASK UNITS Mr. Orango was appointed a parliamentary secretary in 1968 and thus could have decided to increase his years of service for pension purposes by pur- chasing extra units. The per- centage rate of pension returns on such extra unils purchased is lower than on the units rep- resenting actual years of serv- ice. On the slraight-years-of-serv- Ice basis, a retiring MP starts to get back more than ho put into the plan in the third pen- sion year if he has 11 years service or less. At 12 years of service, he is into a return area where at. the end of two years on pension he has recouped all the money ha contributed. "You're watching too muclt ;