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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta High Tuesday 55-60. Lows 35-40. The LetHbtidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 236 It, ALBERTA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1972' PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Tory leader sees work No. 1 problem By PAUL JACKSON Herald OUawa Bureau CALGARY Progressive Conservative leader Rob- ert Slaiifield is just about to tuck tbe lirst week of his election campaign under his belt and already issues on which the 55-year-old former Nova Scotian premier hopes to form a government have been abundantly clear. Mr. Stanfield wants Canadians to rekindle tho spirit of their grandfathers and set out to face new challenges and seek new horizons for their country. "I want to make it very clear that this country owes no able-bodied man or woman a it does owe them, an he stresses at every meeting large or small. He utterly rejects what he terms Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau's policy of "chicken socialism" and believes the Liberal administration is "undermin- ing the very moral fibre of Canadians" by giving them easy access to welfare and unemployment benefits if they don't feel like working. No. 1 social problem Mr. Stanfield has proclaimed that un- employment is perhaps the most serious problem in the nation and his party view's it as the number one social priority. is becoming a way of life in this country. There were persons unemployed in Au- gust, of them under 25 years of age. If that's the situation in summer what does winter he asks. "We've got to gel Canadians back to em- phasizes Mr. Slanfield above enthusiastic cheers from the party faithful. He's quick to point out that working Canadians are having to carry an increasingly heavy burden of taxa- tion to loot unemployment and welfare bills for Ca- nadians who aren't working. Mr. Stanfield feels that un- less working Canadians get to keep a greater share of their earnings they too may start to lose their incentive as they see others sapping ths fruits of their work. The Conservative leader, who freely admits ha lacks the charisma that youth tends to be attracted to in a person, is nevertheless making a strong appeal to -t He's pounding away at the point that every young Canadian should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible in life for himself and again stressing that no one who's healthy should be given a free ride with someone else footing the bill. Constant dollar plan, As well as pointing out how much of the taxpay- er's dollar is being spent on handouts, Mr. Stanfield Is vigorously pushing his proposal for (lie "constant dollar" method of taxation. He claims that tiie federal government has a vest- ed interest in inflation because it allows it to scoop up millions of extra dollars in taxes without people really being aware of it. It works like this. Inflation puts up the cost of living by five per cent a year. You get a wage in- crease of five per cent to compensate you for il. You are no better off. In fact, you are still worse- off be- cause the federal government taxes you on that five per cent. Mr. Stanfield says this is "a sneaky, unauthorized" method of increasing taxes and has gone on record as saying he will change it so that salary boosts are only taxable after inflation has been taken into account and in that his government will get away from Uie 'big brother1 way of trying to tell the small farmer and the small businessman, as well as tlie provinces, that it knows best about everything. Mr. Stanfield says that Oliawa should not be inter- fering unduly in the affairs of Canadians. He points out that many small businessmen today almost have to have a fulllime tax expert at their elbows in order lo obey ever increasing and complex tax regulations. TANZANIA DENIES CHARGES Uganda government cla ims invasion REUNION At release ceremony for American PoWs in Hanoi, navy tieut. Morris Charles, 1op photo, is re- united wilh wife, Olga, of San Diego. In boltom pholo, navy tieut. Markham Gartley is shown with his mother, J.'ihnie of Dunedin, Flo. (AP Wirepholo) From AP-REUTER KAMPALA (CP) Uganda said today its air and ground units had recaptured three towns it claimed were seized by troops invading from Tanzania in a drive to halt the expulsion of Asians from the East Afri- can nation. Ugandan military spokesmen said troops of neighboring Tan- zania invaded Uganda on Sun- day. Tanzania denied i t s forces were involved but suggested Ugandans opposed to the re- gime of President Idi Amin were fighting troops .loyal lo him in southwestern Uganda. A Radio Uganda broadcast Woman killed on road A Lcthbridge woman, Brenda D. Walshe, 21, was killed al- most instantly when struck by a car on Highway 3, about a half mile west of the city limits, early Sunday morning. RCMP said the woman was killed while crossing the road returning to a car she had left moments earlier. Driver of the car involved was Theo of. 1122 21st St. S. American PoWs freed HANOI (AP) Three U.S. pilots shot down during bomb raids over North Vietnam have been released from captivity at a ceremony organized by the North Vietnamese Army and attended by relatives and U.S. peace activists who had jour- neyed to Hanoi. They are navy Lcut. Morris Charles, 27, whose wife Olga had flown out from San Diego, Calif.; navy Lieut. Markham Garlley, 28, whose mother, Minnie Lee Gartley, came from Dunedin, Fla., and air force Maj. Edward Elias, 34, of Val- dosla, Ga. Overjoyed at Iheir new free. dom, the three flyers were in new civilian clothing provided them for Sun- day's ceremony, a unique affair in the annals of warfare. Each pilot made a statement before release thanking the Hanoi government for freedom and urging an end to the war. Olga Charles, 27, fought through the throng of cam- eramen and technicians for an emotional embrace with her husband. PICKETED WHITE HOUSE Minnie Lee Gartley put her arms around her navy pilot son and said: "He's even better looking than I Mrs. Gartley for the last four years has actively picketed Congress and the White House for an end to the war. Elias's father, Barney, a housing consultant, said in Jacksonville, 111., he, liis wife and daughter-in-law had de- cided it was "not in the best interest of all the PoWs" for them to make the trip. He also said peace activists Cora Weiss and Dave Bellinger, who ar- ranged the release and were at the Hanoi ceremony, had as- sured the Elias family the ma- jor's release-would not be jeop- ardized by their net attending. Charles, Gartley and Elias were Ihe first American prison- ers released by Hanoi since 1909. The U.S. defence depart- ment prior to Sunday listed 539 Americans known to be cap- tured and held prisoner in Southeast Asia and more than Americans missing, many of them believed in captivity. Following the ceremony, the pilots, relatives and the Ameri- can peace delegation were driven to a banquet at the Hoa Binh Hotel. The freed pilots and the vis- iting Americans will leave for home later this week. Between their arrival Satur- day and the ceremony Sunday the Americans were given a tour of destruction in Hanoi's suburbs which North Vietnam- ese guides said was caused by U.S. bomb raids earlier this year. Trouble snowballs The family farm ill teilSe Ulster On the prairies lie had made It clear that his parly views the preservation of the family farm as essen- tial to Canada for boll] economic and social reasons. Rather than reduce the number of farms and move people off Hie the Trudcau government has been widely accused of says ways must be round to enable young Canadians who want lo move lo Ihe country to obtain farms for Ihem- selves and for Ihose already on farms to stay on them and prosper. There have been vigorous attacks on Ihe Trudeau government's inventory for tomorrow pro- paid farmers to grow less grain. Now, points out Mr. Stanfield, there is a world shortage of wheat and if Canadian farmers had been encouraged to grow more rather than less Ihey would have been able lo sell it to a hungry inarkcl. He has accused the Trudeau governmenl of selling wheat at "fircsale" prices and below Hie cost of pro- duclion. Mr. Stanfield says that a Conservative govern- ment would instantly increase (he price of wheat by 23 cents a bushel and that plenty of buyers would be found at this price. No government subsidy would be needed for the boost. Mr. Stanfictd claims thai large corporations which take great risks in order lo create new industries and job deserve laxalion concessions. In doing so, ho has rejected New Democratic Parly leader David Lewis' charge thai many large companies are "corporate wel- fare bums" living off (he backs of Ihe individual tax- payer. He has defended incentive grants to companies to establish in slow growlh regions. At the same lime, ho has pointed out that bis parly's charges thai Ihe DREE of regional economic.expansion- has become a subjccl of immense controversy and in uomc ciwes doubtful benefils have borne out. Mr. ficld wanls Ihis situation reviewed and reassessed. BELFAST Bril- ish soldiers were wounded, three of them critically, by guerrillas in Northern Ireland Sunday afler Protestant mili- tanls served notice Ihey will in- tensify Iheir war againsl Ihe Irish Republican Army. Two men died in weekend violence that carried Ulster's bloodletting into the normally peaceful port of Larne north of Belfasl for Ihe firsl lime since sectarian strife exploded Ihrce years ago. The Larne fighting was Iho latesl evidence of a snowball- ing Protestant militancy which at times in the last two weeks has even eclipsed the IRA's (error taclics. British security chiefs, who have walched anxiously as the Protestant exlremisls galhercd their strength to pose a major menace in Ulster, were alarm- ed as hardliners marched 000 strong through Belfast Sat- urday in an unprecedented show of force. Larne got its baptism o[ fire when about 300 Protestants, some hooded and w c a ring para-military uniforms, bssicg- ed the liny Roman Catholic en- clave in the town. Seen and heard About town CPORTS enthusiast Pclcr Walker getting ready to retire his golf shoes and re- activate his curling boots Kr.sy Campbell displaying his talents successfully by dunk- ing a bolllc cap in his re- freshment Dennis Darby offering coffee to a visitor in tiie uncracked cup. said Amin had informed tho charge d'affaires of Libya that Britain was behind the fighting, trying to bring former presi- dent Milton Obote back to power. He said that in this way Brit- ain hoped to bring a reversal of his order of last month lo expel Asians holding British pass- ports. The issue has stirred controversy in Britain where some quarters express concern about a heavy influx of non- whites. The first group of 193 Asians reached England today. OBOTE IN EXILE Obote, ousted by Amin in a mililary coup in 1971, lives in exile in Tanzania. About Ugandans fled Ihere wilh him after Amin took over the gov- ernment Dispatches reaching London from Brilish correspondenls in Uganda reported skepticism in some quarters there of the Ugandan government claims that Tanzanian troops had in- vaded. The accounts said there was a possibility troops loyal to Amin were fighting army muti- neers or that Ugandan exiles loyal to Obote had launched a guerrilla thrust. A Ugandan military spokes- man in Kampala, the capital on Lake Victoria's north shore, said three towns reported cap- tured on Sunday had bsen reta- ken by troops of Amin's Simba Battalion with air support. He identified the towns as Mbarara, 160 miles southwest of Kampala, and Kyotera and Kalisizo, both about GO miles southwest of the capital. IDENTIFY ISRAELIS The spokesman said three of the enemy dead had been iden- tified as Israelis. Earlier Ihis. year Amin ordered Ihe ex: pulsion of Israeli military ad- visers sent to Uganda to help train its forces. Last week he similarly ordered the expulsion of a British military advisory team. The spokesman claimed the Israelis were identified from documents on their bodies and that some had been active in The Congo, now called Zaire, in 19S5. Earlier Ugandan reports said white mercenaries were among the invaders. Reports reaching London said troops were searching all rooms of holels normally occu- pied by foreigners and Eu- ropeans were warned to slay in their rooms. The London Daily Mirror's correspondent said Ugandan Asians "were being rounded up and taken lo concentration camps." Edmonton girl moved from war sceue EDMONTON (CP) The- resa Cloutier said today her daughter Rita, 22, is one of six Canadian volunteers moved from Ihe scene of fighting jj Uganda lo safer postings in Dar Es Salaam. Mrs. Cloutier said she was telephoned from Ottawa by a spokesman for Canadian Uni- versity Sludenls Overseas. The CUSO spokesman said all six of the transferred volun- teers were believed from Al- berta. IN CONTROL The rioters had il all Iheir own way for Iwo hours against Calholic families, who barri- caded themselves in their homes. There arc few police- men in the (own and no army garrison at all. The rioters, some uniformed like the eslrcmist Ulster De- fence Association, burned down a Calholic house after hound- ing out a family with 12 chil- dren and a 90-year-old grand- mother. Looters raided a furni- ture store. Many other Catholic homes were damaged. One man, believed to be a local UDA leader, was killed and two other persons hit by gunfire. A dozen other persons were hurt, EX-PRESIDENT OBOTE back to power? PRESIDENT AMIN blames Britain Search-destroy mission From Israeli soldiers ended a 32- hour searcIvandKietroy mis- siong against Arab guerrillas inside Lebanon and then re- turned home Sunday night to begin Yom Kippurj the holiest of Jewish holidays. Lt.-Gen. David Elazar, Is- rael's chief of staff, said the mission was a complete success and his forces destroyed 150 guerrilla houses and bunkers while killing about 60 terrorists and taking several prisoners. Tel Aviv said three Israelis were killed and six wounded, while a Lebanese army com- munique said the Israelis lost 18 dead on Satin-day, (he first day of the operation. The com- munique also said eight Leba- nese soldiers were killed, 12 were wounded and 20 are miss- ing. The Israelis said they searched 16 Arab villages dur- ing the operation and air force jets bombed and rocketed eight guerrilla encampments and two headquarters. Two key bridges over the Bitani River were de- stroyed. The raids were a reprisal for the killing of 11 Israeli Olympic team members at Munich and guerrilla raids in recent weeks across the Lebanese border, which have resulted in killing ci at least three soldiers. "I can assure you we will pursue and root out' the terror- ists wherever they may Prime Minister Golda JTeir said in a radio speech at lha Jbeginning of Yom Kippur. One of the main aims of the Israeli operation was to push the guerrillas back from tho border area and force the Bei- rut government lo take action in policing its own side of tho frontier. TENSION INCREASES Meanwhile, Israeli attention Is turning to the frontline with Syria. Tension .on this front has greatly increased in the last 48 hours. More than 50 shells were fir- ed from Syrian t e r r 1 fory against Israeli positions in tha occupied Golan Heights before dawn Sunday and some Israeli sources expect a strong Israeli reaction. Mideast squabble report gloomy A. UNITED NATIONS CAP) A report from Secretary-Gen- eral Kurt Waldheim on the evo of a new General Assembly ses- sion promised Sunday that UN officials will keep trying for a Middlo East peace settlement thcugh even indirect Arab-Is- raeli talks seem unlikely now. The report was the first sinco Wcldheim took office last Jan. 1 on the activities of Gunnar Jarring, for almost five years the secretary-general's special representative to promote set- tlement of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Jarring, also Swedish am- bassador lo Moscow, is ex- pected back here soon for new talks with key Middle East for- Diefenbaker celebrates 77th birthday PRINCE ALBERT (CP) Hundreds of telephone calls and telegrams were received by John Diefenbaker today as the former prime minister celebrated his 77th birthday. IIU day slarled like any other day: "At I went for a walk." he said in an interview, "f went about llz miles on tha double. "That's a little longer than I usually go in Ottawa but I started later. There, I'm out at a quarter to six. "That's how I keep in such good shape." Mr. Diefenbaker said he had a busy day ahead, "people to meet and correspondence to keep up wilh." eign ministers who will be en hand for the assembly's 27th session starting Tuesday. They are Abba Eban of Israel, Mo- hammed Hassan el Zayyat of Egypt and Salali Abu Zeid of Jordan. Waldheim's report, relating Jarring's intermillenl sound- Ings of those governments in the last nine months, had a pes- simistic tone. "In spite of our continued ef- forts, it has not been possible to make any substantial pro- he said. "Despite this situation, we shall continue our efforts." Jarring's assignment under a Security Council resolution of Nov. 22, is to promote agreement on a settlement based on Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territories and Arab acceptance of Israel's existence. Uganda claims invasion -i Iwo grilled in Montreal fire case VANCOUVER (CP) Two Montreal men, arrested here by chance during a drug raid, are (o be returned lo the Quebec City today for questioning in the Sept. 1 night club fire Ihere that claimed 37 lives and in- jured 53 ethers. Egt.-Dcl. Claude of.two Montreal homicide offi- cers who arrived here Saturday night lo take the pair said Sunday the return ol .lames Michael O'Brien, 23. and Joseph Marc Boutin, 21, lo Mon- treal will depend on airUna schedules. ;