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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 50-55. The Lethbtidge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 230 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 30 CENTS SECTIONS If. FACES Cigarette makers cut OTTAWA (CP) Tobacco manufacturers said today Uiey will voluntarily end cigarette j advertising on radio and televi- sion Jan. J, put warning signs on packages, and stop produc- ing five or six brands with high tar and nicotine levels. The manufacturers m a i n- tained at a news conference their opposition to a government bill (hat would prohibit any ad- vertising or promotion of ciga- rettes beginning Jan. 1 and im- pose tar-nicotine restrictions. The association mentioned five brands that Would "possi- bly" be affected by its tar and nicotine regulations: Buckingham plain end; Manic king-size filler Mall king-size plain cm Morilz premium filler me Chesterfield king-size plai Paul Pare, chairman ti Canadian Tobacco Manul.' ers Council, said the intl" move implements a num'o the provisions in the gi ment bill. Pall St. .hoi; and. Ihc ''lur- vy's r u' Special policies urged to fight FUNERAL FOR ATTICA INMATE More than 800 persons, mostly black, crowded into the AME Zion Church in Rochester, N.Y. for the fun- eral of Elliott Borkley, one of the inmales killed in Iho Atlica riot. Mourners on llie oulside gave I he Black Power salute 05 Ihe casket is carried from Ihe church lo hearse. Booming coal industry in trouble -labor shortage By CARL MOLLINS OTTAWA (CP) Happy days are ahead for Western Canada's booming coal mines if only they can recruit enough manpower, collect the huge amounts of development money needed and persuade politicians to ease the tax burden. The forecasts emerged Monday at Hie opening of the 23rd Canadian Conference on Coal, a two-day assembly of about 300 representatives of industry, business and government discussing everything from possible new markets to advanced techniques of digging coal out of tlie Rocky Mountains. The mood is generally optimistic, befitting an in- dustry that has been transformed in a matter of a few years from an enterprise apparently gasping its last into a growth business that has seen development, production and prospects leap ahead. So swift is the mainly by Japanese purchases for making projections presented at the 22nd conference a year ago have already been outstripped. Exports, which multiplied to about five million tons last year from 1.5 million in 1969, are already con- tracted to reach 15 million tons within two years. But this year growing pains are causing stresses that threaten to slow things down. Japanese complain Even as conference delegates were listening to an economic assessment of the industry's future and a discussion of proposed new tax laws, a group of Japanese industrialists was heading to Ottawa to com- plain about slow delivery of Canadian coal. Led by senior executives of Kobe Steel Ltd. and Nippon Kokan K. K., the industrialists were to discuss their complaints today with federal officials headed by Jack Austin, deputy minister of energy, mines and resources. The Japanese industrialists have complained public- ly that some of the Western Canadian have been slow in meeting contracted delivery dates. They won- dered aloud whether the mines had been too optimis- tic about their capacities and warned that there would be no future purchases while curr.'n! deliveries lagged. Coal conference delegates were TI. luctant to discuss the complaints, hut conceded lhat, in the words of one government official, some companies have experienced teething troubles. Costs have outstripped expectations in some cases. Kaiser Resources Ltd. of Oakland, Calif., which is de- veloping a mine at Sparwobd, B.C., negotiated a price increase earlier Ihis year on a 15-year contract to de- liver 73 million tons of coal to Japan. The Alberta- based operations are run by Coleman Collieries, Luscar Lid. and Mclnlyre Porcupine Mines. Another major problem is slvortage of manpower- labor, teclmical and managerial. One conference delegate said it is an irony that at n lime nf heavy unemployment in Cimoda, the new and expanding coal mines of Alberta find British Columbia have "several thousand" vacancies. George Barnes of Calgary, managing director of the Coal Association of Canada, spin" he believes Ihe indus- try's explanations lo the delegation of Japanese buyers has salisitcd them that many problems are being mitigated and others have been settled. Efforts are under way, with the liclp of the federal and provinci.il governments, lo recruit more manpower, including some from Britain, and train more skilled Al I cmpls to gel out-of-work coa! miners from Cape Brrlon have had tilde success. Many of the Marilimcrs loll hocaihc of homesickness. Others turned down big wages lo go back on unemployment insurance, nn official said. Political leader stabbed unempioymen Sharp critical by disgruntled laborer of U.S. policy TOKYO (AP) A disgruntled laborer stabbed anS wounded the leader of Japan's second- largest opposition party today, police reported. Yoshikalsu Takeiri, chairman of the Komeito (Clean Govern- ment) party, was taken to hos- pital, where he underwent sur- gery for two knife wounds. Doc- tors said laler he was resting quietly but did not list his condi- tion. The chairman had just stepped from an automobile at party headquarters after attend- ing a political convention when a man rushed from beliin'd some shrubbery and stabbed him. "I can't die now! I can't die he gasped as he hobbled a few steps and fell into the arms of his secretary. Police said they immediately seized the assailant, whom they identified as Takaaki Yajima, 29, a laborer from Osaka said he was a follower of the Ni- chiren sect of Buddhism. TIED TO PARTY Takeiri's parly is the political arm of the Soka-Gakkai Buddh- ists, affilated with tie Nichiren sect. Police said Yajima told them YOSHIKATSU TAKEIRI "I can't die now" he was "impatient with Soka- Gakkai's recent behavior" and wanted to "smash" the Buddh- ist group. He was quoted as saying he waited at party head- quarters after failing to get into a rally. Screaming Lortie taken from court NEW YORK (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said today that U.S. action to correct world currency and trade ills must be replaced by measures from the world trad- ing community as a whole. In a speech sharply critical of President Nixon's economic measures, particularly the 10- per-cent special duty on im- ports, the Canadian minister said: "Experience suggests that unilateral action of the kind taken by the United States, if persisted in, leads to the sort of confrontation politics that rarely serves its purpose and in- vites retaliation." The minister spoke at a lunch- eon here after appearing on a television program in which he said the American economic policies risk disrupting trade re- lationships built up since the Second World War. In his speech to the Centre for Inter-American Relations, the minister reiterated Canada's call for the removal of (he duty and for the United States not to proceed with certain tax propos- als which would work a hard- ship on countries seeking to ex- port to the United States. Sharp is here for the opening today of the 20th General As- sembly of the United Nations, after which he was to visit UN Secretary-General U Thant and then return to Ottawa. SUPPORT U.S. AIMS MITCHELL SHARP as employed by Japan and the European Common Market. But unilateral action by the United Stales was not the an- swer. Earlier, on the morning Today Show on NBC, he also touched on China, on Canadian objections to the proposed nu. clear test on AmchitJia Island and on the proposal to transport oil by sea from Alaska lo the U.S. northwest. Alberta MONTREAL (CP) White with anger and crying, Bernard Lortie was expelled from Court of Queen's Bench today screaming "we will win" at Mr. Justice Jean-Paul Bergeron and calling him a "swine." The violent outburst and resulting expulsion followed Uie denial of a request by the 19-year-old Irade school dropout1 for a week lo prepare his defence on a charge of kidnapping Pierre Laporte, the Quebec labor minister strangled last October. Lortie demanded lhat his handcuffs be removed and when no move was made to remove them he lost control of himself and was ordered removed to "cool off." Prosecutor Jean-Guy Bollard had wrapped up the Crown's case against the accused minutes before the violent outburst. He said Lortie's requesl was unwarranted as he had had said Canada supports the U.S. desire to correct the of time lo prepare his defence. deficiencies in world monetary Lorfje argued that the Crown and trading systems, pointing "had 10 months to prepare its out that Canada suffers just as case" and all he was asking much as the U.S. from arbi-was one week. Irary restrictions on trade frozen EDMONTON (CP) Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely has ordered a freeze on all proposed Alberta government programs, it was announced Monday. The government wishes to assess the programs before making any commitmenls, Mr. Miniely said in an interview. Programs already started also were being reviewed to determine whether they should be continued. Mr. Miniely also said he has started work on a budget which likely will be presented in February and a paper outlining the new Progressive Conservative government's views on the proposed tax-sharing agreement with Ollawa. Find body M in bush JL GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) -iTTt The body of Geoffrey Joshua Grafton, 29, of Claremont "fas Bf'fe found in the bush 40 miles I south of here. Mr. Graflon is believed to P have died of exposure after he became separated from three companions during a hunting trip. e Snoiv fell in the area, 250 miles norih of Edmonton, dur-, ing the weekend and temperatures dropped below s lhat. Inrg icoodcn Japanese car doing OTTAWA (CP) The Eco- nomic Council of Canada s ys it has told the government s> ;cial measures are required 1 re- duce "the very high rate of unemployment. The Council says in its t mual report for 1970-71 that hu. i un- employment is typcal in wer- income regions, and th2re .as a "relatively high" incidei e of unemployment in variou age groups, particularly amoi the young. The group has also a. vised tlie government to adopt; measures in fields where 'par- ticularly high" prices and :osts persist. The Council says it has stressed the nesd for ef: ctive policies to moderate the "dis- turbingly high" rales of price and cost increases in Ih con- struction industry. The report is dated JI.'.E 30. The Council chairman, lihur J. R. Smith, resigned 22 to become president, effect' Oct. ]5, of the Montreal-base Con- ference Board in Canada In a summary of polii con- elusions, Mr. Smith rep "itwlly says that the Council stressed" to the government the need of certain policies. ASKS LEVEL, EMPLOYMENT The Council says it has ad- vised these measures to the government: of "I u r t h e r moderation" i n seasonal fluc- tuations in employment; measures to re- duce "significant chronic unem- ployment that may threaten to make some members of the labor force cost increases in education and health care which now appeared to be oper- ating on a "costplus" basis; of outdated prac- tices which govern markets for goods, services and labor. These practises were hang-overs from the depression of the 1930s and frustrated the goal of high em- ployment. to combat "large and persistent" regional eco- nomic disparities. The Council says some pro- grams designed to reduce these disparities lock people into low- productivity industries and de- clining occupations. HIT POOR AREAS TOO Monetary and fiscal res'-rainls diffused throughout the national economy so that the braking ef- fects occurred not only in high- er-income regions where they were appropriate but in lower- income regions where progress was just appearing. It should be possible in fiscal policy to differentiate among the regions, the Council says. There was a need for "clear- cut ohjcclives" for regional de- velopment policies and pro- grams. Moreover, they should be co-ordinated with other fed- eral and provincial programs. Red China on everyone's mind UNITED NATIONS (Cl1) Tlie General Assembly which is expected lo invile Communist China lo join the United Nations opens today. Delegates from countries gathered for Ihc moi-.t ilramalic assembly in many years. While it was almost certain (hey would eventually agree lo invilc Communist China lo join, it was not known whclhcr Ihc terms ot Ihe invilation would be accept- able io the Comnmnisls. Cliinn on everyone's mind, Ihe L'nilrd Stales was cx- pecled lo make public today Ihe texts of il.s resolutions that are an nllcmpt lo .seal both the Na- 11 .tsson to belie re UK- n .nt wiil withdraw the bill. lOi.ns A HOPE determent resulting '.'rom fie move was 'a hoje ,-athci1 Uian an Mpctla'Jon." The decision lri ?nd roadctst s Ivcrtising wniiki "appreciably r -duce industry rdvertising ct- p Midilurej in measii.-eo media IVore money might bt devotrd if. sponsoring spu.-iiiig and cil- events, Mr. Pare said. In Toronto, cig-m-'.ic adverll i. was on the of the dnadian Association of Broac- ctsters at a board meeting that cojicided with U.e Linnouncc- m ;nt here. besides ending ac- ve 'tising, the indus! ivould .-Place a notice on package! sai-mg: "Warning: smoking ir.ay be hazirdous U) yoir health. Avir Turner ;i 1'e: ces peut nuiiu a votr.j sai e." The warning 'vould ap on packages nex! April, soc i as technically fer sible. AVOID INHALING Limit beginning ..an. 1 lar am! nicotine content cigarelit sm'te to not exctsd 22 milli gri is of tar, moi'mire fret wrJ ht, and 1.0 iims of ni- COL e. The government bill wr, d empower the t( fix -vels by regulation Is Pare said the iiio'uslry'i lira, i would end production of fivi >r six brands. At the same tim. the levels vere hifh enoi 'h that the export and do- mr- markets for C'aiisdian- gro-. tobacco wouH not be jeojv.-dized. JlWff bill passes WASHINGTON (A Senate massed and 5' dent r- xon today a bill ex; siding for tn Uniled States milila'. expirec June 30. Tlie cton earn'' Uie Ser. te voted to a threatei.. en the jeasure. By a 51-to-30 vt the two "bird rcqUi nate in1 .fad its de, rule. That (ft every more hi r to talk but no c e used roll was called T bill itsel Tha it to Presi- year; the dratt soon si'kr rb riebsic. I filibuslre Just