Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
High Wednesday 55. Lows 40 The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 237 -rrHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 FIVE SECTIONS 60 PAGES Booby-trapped mail suiter cuts down diplomat defeat BOOBY-TRAPPED PARCEL EXPLODES-Police stand guard oulslde the Israeli Embassy in Palace Green, Tn London this morn- ing ofler the agricultural attache. Dr. Ami Sha- chon, was kiflecf when a booby-trapped parcel he opened exploded. (AP Wirepholo) Canadian lop security man at uneasy UN Dy KATHLEEN TELTSCIt New York Times Service UNITED NATIONS At a time of worldwide con- cern over an increasing number of acts of terrorism, the responsibility for protecting scores of controversial political leaders from many nations falls on the shoul- ders of a ramrod-straight retired Canadian army offi- Col. Haroltl Allen Trimble. For 13 weeks of the general assembly session which opens here Tuesday, Col. Trimble, the chief of security end safety, and the 230 guards in grey-blue uniforms assisting him, will be on the alert for any sign of trouble that could jeopardize the safety of the men and women inside the United Nations' 16-acre en- clave. "Prevention rather than, apprehension" is the motto the colouel has drummed into his men. Some of them admit privately that it sounds a bit trite but it does not diminish the seriousness with which they approach their jobs. Nor does it lessen the guards' appreciation for their chief. "Cool" is the descriptive word frequently applied to the colonel by his men who have watched him operat- ing diuing his four years on Ihe job. There have been some tumultuous events. There was the day, last May 11, when 17 young persons shackled themselves to their seats in the se- curity council chamber. The colonel after some hours of talk persuaded the intruders to leave without further incident, demon- strating, some United Nations officials remarked at the time, a belter performance of diplomatic persuasion than usually is heard or seen in that hall of debate. Two years earlier, exuberant participants at the World Youth Assembly were on the verge of a fist- fight in the assembly hall. Trimble arrival, gripped tho principal heckler by Uie elbow and steered him out of the crowd. Order was restored. On most other occasions, tho colonel's presence la less visible. He is often seen standing at the side of the assembly hall as some visiting dignitary speaks. His presence in the chamber sometimes is a hint that there has been a threatening telephone call or often ho has had a tip from police or security sources outside the United Nations that a demonstration in the gallery is planned. Security is a year-round preoccupation of the col- onel, although he admits that more stringent measures are taken for the assembly when prominent leaders are present. Last year there were 107 foreign ministers, end 33 have already signified that they plan to make an appearance during the opening days. 9Ie turned to a military career, however, only after he had decided against pursuing his studies as a the- ology student. He was born Aug. 16, 1916, In Toronto where he attended, the University of Toronto and then enlisted in the Canadian Army Militia. The recent slaying of the 11 Israelis during the Olympic Games at Munich, West Germany, as well as the killing or abduction of diplomats in recent years, have contributed to the pressure for increased security. United Nations officials have carefully explained (o del- egations Iliat regretfully they must restrict the atten- dance of visitors to meetings passing the word to both the diplomats and their wives, who are fond o< bringing friends to the sessions. Unexpected gift for V of L The University of Leth- bridge has received a gift from an unexpected source but nobody has told the uni- versity about il. The city of Lelhbridge and the city of St. Laurent, Que, have' agreed to exchange entrance scholarsliips to mark the official opening of the U of L this weekend. St. Laurent and Lethbridge are "twin cities." Officials at the U of L ex- pressed surprise upon learn- ing of the windfall. "I'm afraid you've scooped me. This is the first I've heard of said Dr. Owen Holmes, U of L vice-presi- dent when asked by Tile Herald for his comments on the scholarships. St. Laurent Mayor Marcel Laurin said his city will offer the scholarship to a Leth- bridge student to attend the new university and Leth- bridge Mayor Andy Anderson has insisted on making the same offer to a St. Laurent student to attend a Mon- treal university. The official opening of the U of L takes place this week- end. Food prices to rise OTTAWA (CP) Food prices will continue to climb and there is little the federal government can do to control them, Finance Minister Jolm Turner said Monday night. Speaking to a meeting that nominated him Liberal candi- date in Ottawa-Carleton, Mr. Turner said rising food prices are a world-wide phenomenon. "I'm afraid we are in tor higher all there is to it." He said there are serious shortcomings in the concept of using wage and price controls to stop inflation. Such controls would mean rationing and "1 ask myself whether people in Canada would put up with ra- tioning in peacetime." RISE LESS HERE "Prices in Canada other than food but including housing have risen less than in the United States and far less than any other country in the industrial- ized world. "That is very little comfort to the average Canadian but it happens to be a fact. It also is an answer to those who say price and wage controls would be an immediate solution." Mr. Turner said the fact that Canada has "one of the three, strongest growing economies in the world, with the United States and is some consolation. But be was "fully aware that statistics are no substitute for jobs." Mr. Turner was elected in 1968 by a margin of voles. His opponents In this e I e c t i on are Conservative Strouie Galloway 'and New Democrat Doris Shackleton. Reds seize capitals SAIGON (AP) Communist forces have seized their third district capital in a month in the northern region south of Da Nang and occupied three ham- lets in another district, military spokesmen reported today. The gains' were made in Quang Ngal province, the southernmost of five provinces that make up the northern Mili- tary Region One. Shot in arm for Alberta oil industry President Nixon moved Mon- day to increase by 35 per cent the daily level of United States oil imports, including a nearly increase in imports from Canada during the last three months of this year. Some industry sources, who had anticipated the change in oil Import policy, said they had thought the Canadian share would be greater and said Al- berta was capable of providing more than the amount includ- ed in the presidential proclam- ation. See story Page 6. Seen and heard About town By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A booby-trapped package ex- ploded in the Israeli embassy in London today and killed the Israeli agricultural attache who opened it and injured another mati, Sc-otlanti Yard reported. In Beirut, the U.S. embassy reported the Syrian government has arrested the assistant mili- tary attache of the American Embassy in Amman, Jordan. The attache was arrested near the Jordan-Syria border. The British foreign office identified the man killed in to- day's blast as Agriculture At- tache Dr. Ami Schachori in his early 40s. A spokesman said police re- ports disclosed the package had been mailed to the embassy from Amsterdam. It was not immediately determined to whom the package was ad- dressed. Scotland Yard has been watching for an, incident like this ever since the Munich mas- sacre of 11 members of Israel's Olympic squad Sept. 5 and sub- sequent Israeli reprisals against Arab guerrillas. The package bomb exploded on a level with Shachori's stom- ach, Scotland Yard said.. The diplomatic informants in Beirut said Maj. Richard Bar- rett was arrested Sept. 9 at Deraa, the crossing point from Jordan into Syria, and that all efforts to obtain his release thus far have been unsuccess- ful. No reason for the arrest was given, the sources said. UNITE AGAINST ISRAEL Meanwhile, the cabinet of the federation of Syria, Egypt anc? Libya declared aggression on any of the three Arab states will be considered, an attack on all and retaliatory action will be swift. Syria has been expecting an Israeli attack since Saturday, when the Israelis plunged deep Into Lebanon. Syria, Egypt and Libya joined in a loose federation a year ago. Earlier today, Uie secretary- general of the Arab League ar- rived in Beirut to mediate ten- sions between the Lebanese army and Palestinian Arab guerrillas in the wake of Is- rael's invasion of southern Lebanon during the weekend, Cairo's semi-official newspaper, Al Ahram, reported, COUNTRIES AGREE It said Mahmoud Riad's talks were undertaken with "full po- litical authorization" by Arab countries to resolve the situa- tion in Lebanon. Meanwhile, Britain offered to play an intermediary role be- tween the Arabs and the Is- raelis in organizing a peace conference on the Middle East. The offer was made by For- eign Secretary Sir Alee Douglas-Home at the start of atlks in London with Egypt's new foreign minister, Mo- hammed Hassan el Zayyat. Douglas-Home also said the complete withdrawal of Soviet military personnel from Egypt provides a new chance to look at the possibilities of a peace settlement in the Middle East. ABORTIVE ATTEMPT A young unidentified rascal takes aim at Prime Minister wilh an elastic band during an election campaign rally. However, the attempt was thwarled by Trudeau bodyguard, facing camera. "BRITISH ex patriot Frank Smith in Calgary scouting a British travel pro- motion for ideas for Ihe Southern Alberta Tourist Association Tak Okanuira jokingly supporting IXck Gruemvald's statement that "nobody's as poor as I" with "yeah, poor with Cadilacs and boats." Bill Havinga getting a bruised check just getting his hockey equip- ment out of the closet. Nixon warns drug countries WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon said today he would cut off all United States economic and military aid to any country whose leaders pro- tect "the merchants of death who traffic in heroin." OTTAWA (CP) Industrial polluters and land developers are squeezing municipal fi- nances so tightly that Canada's water quality will continue to deteriorate unless government spending on sewage treatment triples within 15 years, says a government report. The report, prepared for Cen- tral Mortgage and Housing Corp. by Montreal engineer George Ssaden, calls for "a new effective federal policy for funding municipal sewage dis- posal projecls.1' "The threat posed lo national survival from indiscriminate and uncontrolled waste disposal is of national importance and is therefore of concern to the fed- eral government." The report says municipal governments are incapable of dealing with the problem. the priority accorded Eo pollution abatement by local governments is often down- graded. "They seem reluctant to com- mit scarce fiscal resources to this problem, perhaps becausa In many cases the problem can simply be exported down- stream." MAJOR BLOCK But the major block to effec- tive action by municipalities is lack of money, it says, "Thus, a --radox exists of cities beinr ignificant source of pollution. ..ut in a difficult position to do anything about it." Industrial polluters arc re- sponsible for up to half the to- tal waste flowing through mu- nicipal treatment systems but they receive an effective sub- sidy since they do not pay a proportionate share of tho cost in most cities. "As new chemicals are being continually introduced into the industrial waste, the problem of adequate charges and, on occa- sion, a requirement for pre- trea'.ment of effluent, will re- quire serioiis consideration." The-report offered Winnipeg and Edmonton, where indus- trial effluent accounts for more than 30 per cent of the cities" totals, as examples of the few cities which hava Introduced such extra charges. By CHABLES MOHH New York Times Service NAIROBI, Kenya small army of Ugandan political exiles that invaded that East African country in an attempt In overthrow President Idt Amin, appeared today to have been outfought and to have been pushed back toward the Tanzanian border. Wei 1-informed sources in neighboring Tanzania who are sympathetic to the exiles and hostile to Amin said initially Monday that the Invading guer- rillas aptly had suffered a dis- astrous defeat and were fleeing toward the border. Later, how- ever, these sources said that at least one unit of several hun- dred exiles had managed to hold and dig in between the Ugandantown of Masaka and the Tanzanian border. The sources said the refugee guerrilla force which is loyal to former Ugandan president Milton A. Obofe had also re- ceived a resupply of ammuni- tion and equipment and at least some reeniorcements. NO MAJOR DEFECTIONS The invasion, widen began Sunday morning, was evidently based on a belief that there would be widespread defections within the regular Ugandan army. There was no word of such major defections reaching Nairobi today. It seemed unlikely that the Invasion could have been mounted without Uie full knowl- edge of Tanzanian authorities, Tanzania's president, Julius K. Nyerere, has steadfastly re- fused to recognize the legiti- macy of the government Amin created after Amin seized pow- er in Uganda in a military coup on Jan. 25, 1971. Tanzanian sources said that about of their troops were being moved to the border just west of Lake Victoria and or- dered "not to yield an inch ot ground" in. case Amin's army attempts to enter Tanzania in retaliation for the exile incur- sion that began about dawn Sunday. Ugandan military spo- kesmen had also reported that Amin's forces were defeating the exile group and driving the intruders out of southern Ugan- da. Almost all foreign Journalists in Uganda were arrested by Amin's security forces and none were known to have reach- ed the area of fighting. Thus, objective details of the fighting were not available. Well-i n f o r m e d Tanzanlans sympathetic to Obote and hos- tile to Amin seemed to leave little doubt that the exile inva- sion had failed. Don Kirkham dies after long illness Don Kirkham, well known local sportsman and business- man, died in his home Mon- day after a lengthy illness. Mr. Kirkham, 52, was owner and operator of Don Kirkham Insurance Agencies for 19 years after his employment with the Lethbridge Herald and Garden Hotel. He was an honorary member of the Lethbridge Golf and Country Club. Mr. Kirkham is survived by wife Rosalind, one son, daughters and a grand- son. Alberta hearings get under ivay Foreign ownership branded f astounding' 'We're ell out of Hew To Play Hockey, How about How To Malta A EDMONTON (CP) Ths amount of foreign ownership of land and business in Alberta urban centres such as Calgary "woulci astound a legis- lature committee investigating foreign ownership of land was told Monday. The statement came from W. F. Johns, executive-secretary of the Calgary Real Estate Board. However, he de- clined to give figures, saying he couldn't reveal contents oE the board's confidential rec- ords. Committee chairman Julian Koziak, Progressive Conserva- tive member for Edmonton Strathcona, expressed regret that the oral presentation made- by Mr. Johns did not give a bel- ter indication of how much for- eign ownership there was in Calgary. After the one-day hearing, Jtr. Koziak said the committee did not receive the type of in- formation for which it had hoped. He added that although only eight briefs were submitted, tha hearing was worthwhile. The committee would meet again within three weeks to consider further submissions and- make conclusions for the committee's report to the legislature. The Alberta government has proposed a bill which would prohibit the sale of publicly- owned lands to non-Canadians. The Alberta Fish and Game Association's brief called for legislation to ensure retention of all publicly-owned recrea- tional land. It recommended limited portions of small land be leased to developers, regard- less of national origin. The association said the pub- lic should not be denied access to prime recreational lands. A brief by four professors of the University of Alberta ag- ricultural economics depart- ment suggested the proposed bill is premature. M. S. Anderson, W. M. Schiiliz, M. L. Lchrol, and W. E. Phillips, urged a complete analysis of the implications oE foreign ownership and suggest- ed the proposed bill would not get at ths root of the problem. Alberta should not be "stamp- ed" into passing land-owner- ship restrictions just because oilier provinces arc doing so. The committee for an Inde- pendent Canada urged a ban on all sales of crown lends to non- Canadians, but agreed with other briefs that the exact amount of foreign-owned land in Alberta is impossible to as- certain. A brief from the Calgary-bas- ed School of Economic Science and Social Philosophy suggest- ed the same restrictions, but supported leasing publicly-own- ed property for development by persons of any nationality. A brief from a group of 10 citizens from the Lacorabe- Blackfalds area supported the proposed legislation in its cur- rent form. Mieczyslawa Gawlek, an Ed- monton research chemist, sup- ported the proposed legislation and objected to Canadian land being advertised for ssle in United States' magazines.