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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 235 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1973 10 CENTS 4 SECTIONS 42 PAGES War tribunal set for By HUGO INFANTINO Latin News Agency SANTIAGO The new military government in Chile will try by war tribunals some 5.200 persons arrested since the coup that overthrew the Marxist regime of former president Salvador Allende Gossens, high official sources said today. The news coincides with the release, by military spokesmen, of the junta leaders' version of the bloody coup that led to Allende's death, by his own hand, ac- cording to the government and to his widow, who took refuge in Mexico. The spokesmen said the coup, carried out by an alliance of the armed forces and police, was a preventive action to head off a plot by Allende's Popular Unity coali- tion to assassinate the former president's political and military opponents using the occasion of a military parade scheduled today to celebrate the anniversary of Chilean independence. The spokesmen said documents telling of the assassination plans were dis- covered in the safe of Daniel Vergara. Communist sub- secretary ol the interior, who is now under arrest The spokesmen added this evidence would be laid before the world's press. Many of those representatives have been waiting at Chile's borders for the government to let them into the country. The military leaders say they will do that, in short order. The military spokesmen said thousands of people, including the chiefs of the armed forces, appear in the seized documents as intended victims of the Popular Unity plot This was to have been carried out by terrorist com- mando groups in which many leftist exiles from countries like Brazil and Bolivia were to have taken part. No further details of the alleged con- spiracy have been released. In the meantime, the government ordered today's independence celebrations to be toned down. There will be no great military parade. Government sources also in- dicated war tribunals will hear the cases of leftist exiles from other Latin American countries formerly sheltered by Allende's regime. An un- specified number are now un- der arrest. As business in Santiago returned to normal, with more and more offices and shops opening their doors after the coup and initial 24-hour curfew, spokesman of the new regime stressed Allende had not killed himself. There have been reports he was shot dur- ing the attack on the presiden- tial palace last Monday. Allende was found in the anteroom of the Moneda palace's great dining hall. He is said to have killed himself with a machine-pistol presented to him by Fidel Castro of Cuba. One official source today proclaimed the Junta's policy "We have reached a very advanced social state which is the result' of the Seen and heard About town DICK COWIE of Calgary showing up at a Lethbridge luncheon in his Olympic drinking team sweatshirt and shorts Doreen Tosczak spending an hour on her knees coaxing a kitten from behind the couch only to discover it was hiding under the bed. people's struggle. We cannot go back. We cannot throw the machine into reverse." S WEDISH SOCIALISTS CLING TO POWER STOCKHOLM (CP) Olof Palme, Sweden's premier for the last four years, is facing a hard battle to retain power. Sunday's general election appears to be ending in a tie, with Palme's Social Democrats and their Communist allies winning 175 seats and the three opposition parties 175. The opposition is expected to pick up a slight edge from about 000 mail ballots still to be counted but not enough to give it more seats. Alberta to accept oil tax OTTAWA (CP) The Alberta government has an obligation, as a member of Confederation, to accept the proposed federal export tax on crude oil, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Monday night. About like this RICK ERVIN photo Premier Peter Lougheed makes a point during his meeting Monday with leaders of the Peigan Band at Brocket. Peigan Chief Maurice McDougall (left) and his council told the touring cabinet members that vio- Lougheed tells Raymond meeting lence on the Peigan Reserve is increasing to the point where the band's special police force needs fire- arm's. Coverage of the cabinet southern tour con- tinues on Pages 2, 13 and 14. Alberta prosperity depends on U.S. By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Premier Peter Lougheed pleaded with Albertans Mon- day to recognize' that their prosperity depends on the United States. Canada is a small nation, he told Southern Albertans dur- ing a tour, and depends on the U.S. for exports to survive. "Seventy per cent of our trade is with our neighbors in the United he said. There is an "essential need to have good relations" and the federal export tax on crude oil sent to the U.S. has "created the potential for very great he said. The premier said he would hate to see the U.S. take retaliatory measures, but the situation is "very acute and very tense." He told a breakfast meeting at Raymond it is "in- conceivable" that a small na- tion should allow such strains to develop. The premier was applauded at several stops for his "courageous" stance in fighting a federal tax of 40 cents a barrel on crude shipped south. He warned at one point that federal interference with Alberta resources could precipitate a sales tax for the first time in Alberta. Lougheed plans 4are dangerous' EDMONTON (CP) NDP leader Grant Notley has call- ed Premier Peter Lougheed's reaction to the proposed ex- port tax on Alberta crude oil "dangerous and irrespon- sible." Mr. Notley told a news conference the premier would not have the support of the electorate it he called an elec- tion over the issue. The premier does not have a mandate to drive Alberta into isolation from the rest of Canada. Mr. Notley said. Mr. Notley said Mr. Lougheed has no right to place Alberta in conflict with the rest of Canada Albc-tta should work with the federal NDP, which has maintained any federal export tax belongs to the provinces. Mr. Notlev said. Sprinkling promises of traf- fic lights, paved roads and a new music room for a high school band, Mr. Lougheed, Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne and Consumer Af- fairs Minister Bob Dowling circled the south. Arriving at a Magrath school in the midst of student elections, the premier probably shook more hands than the student politicians. The trio copter-hopped to enthusiastic receptions at Raymond, Magrath, Card- stoh, Brocket and Blairmore. They visited a small hospital hoping for an addition at Magrath, were bombarded with briefs at a packed lunch at Cardston, then met Indian leaders at Cardston and Brocket before arriving in Blairmore for a supper attended by 150 persons. Mr. Lougheed told students the province is determined to control its natural resources for their benefit. He also tried, unsuccessfully, to sink a basketball for a student audience in Raymond, famous for its basketball teams. One Raymond team drubbed a squad the premier was play- ing on some years ago, he recalled. Mr. Copithorne travelled part of the route by car at the suggestion of citizens concerned about their roads. He promised action on a bad accident corner at Raymond and an improved highway from Magrath to Cardston. He said the Cardston- Lethbridge road would be widened in two stages in the coming year and the road to Carway border crossing up- graded by 1976. The province. which has been given a "flat no" by the federal govern- ment for extended hours at the crossing, would then approach Ottawa again, he said. Meeting fails to end strife By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON (CP) A widely hailed meeting between the prime ministers of Britain and the Irish republic seems to have fallen far short of its aim of promoting a settlement to the civil strife in Northern Ireland. But many observers today see it as bringing closer the formation of an all-Ireland council which might enable Britain eventually to disen- tangle itself from the Ulster conflict. British Prime Minister Ed- ward Heath flew to Dublin Monday for a nine-hour meeting with Liam Cosgrave, leader of the Irish republic. It was the first such official meeting since the republic was formed in 1922. At the close of discussions, the two leaders reaffirmed Time Air seeks new service Time Air has filed an application with the Air Tran- sport Commission in Ottawa to make a three-times daily direct flight between Calgary and Edmonton with a 40- passenger turbo-prop aircraft. Stubb Ross, company president, said Monday if the application is approved Time Air's current frequency of six flights daily each way between Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton would remain the same but three would be served by the turbo-prop. The company currently flies only 18-passonger twin engine Otters on its routes which include Medicine Hat as well as Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Mr Ross said Red Deer would continue to be served by the twin-engine Otter. The application involves the lilting of two restrictions on the company's licence that its aircraft cannot exceed fiOO pounds gross takeoff weight and that it must make an intermediary stop on its Calgary Edmonton run. We arc asking that these iwo provisions bo lifted for the 40-passongor aircraft only. Mr Ross The acquisition of the larger aircraft depends on approval ol the application. Mr. Ross said he did not know how soon the application would be heard, and a decision reached on it. The commission is averag- ing about eight months on an application at the moment, he said. "We hope it won't take that long on this one." Mr. Ross said the Calgary- Edmonton flight would not be in competition with Pacific Western Airline's airbus, but would provide a reasonable alternative. The turbo-prop flight would take slightly longer than PWA's jets and reservations would be required. Time Air. said Mr. Ross looses a "considerable number" of passengers it flies from Lethbridge and Medicine Hat to Calgary to the airbus, and it wants to hold these passengers on to Edmonton. The company also still has an application pending along with International Jet Air of Calgary to serve an Edmonton-Grande Prairie route. We haven't heard anything on that one and have no ad- vance information on when a decision will be made on it, Mr. Ross said Monday. There is, however, a new wrinkle on all current Time Air (lights. "We have received a liquor licence and liquid refresh- ment is now being served on all our said Mr. Ross. The service started Monday. "We built a little com- missary into our planes and devised a way to serve it that scorns to be working well." he "We've had a lair response their desire to see an all- Ireland council formed in order to bring together warr- ing Roman Catholics and Protestants in the north with representatives from the south. They differed, however, on the exact powers of the coun- cil and when it should be es- tablished. Heath believes the council should not be set up until the rival factions in the north begin participating in a new assembly which Britain has designed for Ulster. Cosgrave would like to see the two bodies develop together. Nevertheless observers note that both Heath and Cosgrave left no doubt about the necessity for a federal council and implied that in the long run it should be set up regardless of what happens to the stalemate over the assembly. Many believe the British government thinks Protestant opinion in Ulster is so divided that it can no longer provide a powerful obstacle to the coun- cil, one of the most cherished aims of the Catholic com- munity. These observers argue that by giving the council control of such revenue-producing areas as tourism and in- dustrial development and perhaps control over the vital subject ol trade, Britain hopes to convince the north that its real future lies in peaceful reunification with the south. The deepening divisions within the Protestant commu- nity, they contend, are making it extremely difficult for the majority in Northern Ireland to mount effective resistance to this trend. He told the Commons the 40- cent-a-barrel tax is a necessary anti-inflation measure to prevent domestic oil prices from being dragged up automatically by rising United States prices. Both Alberta and the oil industry should look upon it as a needed contribution to the wellbeing of the country. He said Canadian con- sumers gave important assistance to Alberta in the early 1960s by accepting a national policy that guaranteed markets for western oil when international prices were just as cheap. Neither should take an inward self-serving attitude now because both have "responsibilities to the rest of Canada." His toughly-worded state- ment came less than 24 hours before a scheduled televised address in which Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed is to announce -retaliatory measures against the tax. Meanwhile, Mr. Macdonald planned to fly to Calgary to- day to talk with oil industry representatives. Officials said he will meet with spokesmen for the Canadian Petroleum Association and the Indepen- dent Petroleum Association of Canada, but he will not meet with Premier Lougheed. Mr. Macdonald. in a state- ment read in part to the Com- mons said no legitimate Al- berta interest was overlooked in imposing the tax and the province will benefit from the estimated million monthly revenue generated by the tax. The entire statement was given to reporters. He also denied claims by both Alberta and the U.S. state department that no con- sultations took place before the tax was announced Thur- sday. The day it was announced, he said, he discussed the tax with William Dickie, Alberta mines and minerals minister, and told him the money would be used to develop stable energy sources, including frontier Alberta oil reserves. The government also would consider reimbursing the province for any royalty losses caused by the tax and some of the money would be spent to expand exploration off the Atlantic coast. He said an East Coast dis- covery is needed badly to safeguard supplies for the At- lantic provinces. He recognized Alberta's ownership to oil within its borders but argued that this does not entitle the province to neglect its national respon- sibilities. EXPORTS REJECTED The government had been forced to impose the tax in a hurry because of the National Energy Board decision to re- ject crude oil export applications for October. The board said it did this because selling prices sought by oil companies, which are about 90 per cent foreign owned, were 40 cents a barrel lower than they should be to protect the national interest. If the government had not stepped in. said Mr. Mac- donald, the companies would have reapplied at the higher price, pocketed the extra money, and likely would have boosted domestic prices to match the higher export price. WE'RE SORRY The Herald has been having unexpected problems with its new press and other printing equipment, and these have caused delays in the newspaper reaching the subscribers. However the "bugs" in the new system are be- ing stead'ily removed and we hope to return to normal delivery schedules very soon. We apologize for any inconveniences caused, and we appreciate the patience and under- standing of both our readers and our carriers. We hope the printing quality, which will be improved even more, is considered some compensation for the aggravating delays. Export control eased OTTAWA (CP> The federal government has easec export on a variety of oil seeds their', products and other protein commodities, saying supplies have im- proved. The announcement was made by Trade Minister Alastair Gillespie who also said the relaxation reflects a United States announcement that it is reducing export con- trols and hopes to end restric- tions Oct 1. The statement said export permits will be issued against contracts of soybeans and soy- bean meal, sunflower seed and sunflower seed meal, alfalfa products. packinghouse and rendering byproducts, vegetable oils, mixed feeds, lard and tallow, byproducts of brewing and distilling, corn gluten feed and meal, soybean lecithin and methionine for shipment by Dec. 31, 1973. Most of the restrictions were imposed in June in response to similar action by the United States. Monday's announcement said Mr. Gillespie's depart- ment will continue to monitor the effects of the shipments of these proteins on the supply position in Canada. This was to protect the interests of domestic users and traditional export customers. Amnesty in Jordan AMMAN tAP) King Hus- sein of Jordan has declared a general amnesty affecting Al Fatah guerrilla leader Abu Daoud and scores of other Jor- danians and Palestinians con- victed of plotting to overthrow the regime or assassinate the king Inside "A shhh Classified........20-23 Comics....... 8 Comment..........4.5 District 15 Local News Sports...........10.11 Theatres.........7 TV................. 6 Weather .....3 LOW TONIGHT NEAR 30, HIGH WED. NEAR 70; SUNNY.WARM ;