Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 TtIS IHHBRIDGE HERAID 27, 1972 UN asked to es help efuge r XrNlTED NATIONS (CP) tor two tilings: To accept some British Foreign Minister Sir of the Asians being expelled, ireign Alec Douglas-Home naked the General Assembly today to lake up the plight ot Ugandan Asians ns "an urgent and im- portant item." Sir Alec said the decision by Ugandan President Mi Amin to expel about non-citizen Asians is "an outrage against standards of human decency, in the face of which this assembly cannot remain silent.''' He asked the UN members Satellite station opened LAKE COWICHAN, B.C. (CP) Canada's first Pacific coast satellite earth station was opened six miles north of here Tuesday by federal Commu- nications Minister Robert Stanbury. The station, on an 80-acre site, will transmit through a concave dish 100 feet in diame- ter, both color television and some telephone channels to Pacific Rim countries. Initially, the Lake Cowichan station will be working directly with others in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philip- pines. Early next year service will be extended lo New Zea- land and China. After opening the station, Mr. Stanbury activated a switch which projected a film from Canberra, Australia, and brought in the voice of Ralph Hunt, Australia's the interior. minister of "It's a beautiful spring day here in Mr. Hunt told the Canadian minister. "I wish we could say the same thing for the weather on Vancouver Mr. Stanbury replied. After tlie exchange, voice and visual hook-up was established with Hong Kong and a 20-min- ute film was telecast via satel- lite from Hawaii. Tlie film clip included com- mentary 'on Hawaiian tourism with the statement that Cana- dians were always welcome in Hawaii because "they stay the longest and spend the most money." The Lake Cowichan station will supplement existing sub- marine cable facilities operated by Canadian Overseas Tele- communications Corporation. and to join in calling for an ex- tension of the time limit set by Amin for departure of the Asians. "The Ugandan government should be called upon to change its policy and treat these people with humanity, not Sir Alec said. "Injustice must be con- demned wherever it raises its ugly head, whether it is per- petrated by Europeans or Afri- cans or Asians or whoever." The foreign minister saic Britain, despite the fact it is small and overcrowded, hac made arrangements under which Ugandan Asians were being transferred to his country hi an orderly flow. But Amin had imposed a 90- day limit for all to leave and Douglas-Home told the assem- bly there now are only 42 days left. "We do not accept that this deadline has any justification in law or he said. He asked the assembly mem- bers "to show your good neigh- borh'ness by sharing some of the practical problems by re- settling some of these unhappy people" and paid tribute to countries which had already of- fered to help. Britain says 15 countries have offered to take some of those expelled, notably Canada, New Zealand and Sweden. Diplomatic sources said Tues- day the U.S. state department was seeking agreement from the justice department to let about into the United States. UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim has sent an emissary on three trips to Uganda to see Amin to urge him on humani- tarian grounds to reconsider his decision to oust the Asians. Informed sources said Douglas-Home's speech also New controversy on Hanoi charges GOOD (HISS) MORNINGI You don't expect to 90 downstairs just before dawn 1o leave a message to your friendly milkmen xand find an eight-foot-long boa con- strictor wrapped around your inside front door knob. But it happened to Mrs. Jean Prentice of Windsor, Ont., Tuesday. Windsor police trapped the snoke and took it lo the station where Del. Linus Dennis wrestled wilh it. It is not known how the snaka entered Mrs. Prentice's home. (CP Wirepholo) Trndeau admits unemployment insurance fund being depleted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three homebound American pilots freed by North Vietnam headed for the Soviet Union from Cliina today with an es- cort of U.S. peace activists and the seeds of a new controversy over Hanoi charges that elec- tronic spying devices are being mailed to American prisoners. The three Lieuls. Mark Gartley and Norm Charles, and Air Force Edward expected to reach New York Thursday evening. They left Peking by Aeroflot, the Soviet airline, and were due for a stop in Irkutsk, Siberia, an overnight stop and change of planes in Moscow, and an- other stop in Copenhagen. G a r 11 e y' s mother anc Charles' wife were in the group. The Peking-Moscov route apparently was picked to Kjstpone until they reach the Jnited States Hie moment the >ilots, as servicemen on active uty, must return to military urisdiction. Cora Weiss, co-chairman o he accompanying delegation o members of the U.S. Com U.S. senate reverses decision WASHINGTON (Reuler) The United States Senate versed itself Tuesday and re- jected 45 to 42 an amendmenl passed originally In July to cut off funds for future American military involvement In In- dochina. Many Senate Democratic critics of the war were absent for the vote. They had earlier won Senate passage of the amendment to force a complete American military withdrawal from Indochina in four months, provided Hanoi releases Ameri- can prisoners of war. The amendment had been tacked on to the miliary foreign aid bill which later 41. The Senate earlier approved a n administration-backed amendment to restore some funds to the bill, raising it to a level of million. The bill now goes to a con- ference committee with the House- of Representatives to work out a compromise with the bill passed by the House. will touch upon the problem ot terrorist violence, a dominant topic at the United Nations since Waldheim placed it on the agenda following the massacre of 11 Israeli Olympians in Mun- ich. Soviet Forlgn Minister An- drei Gromyko went before the assembly Tuesday to ask all UN members to renounce the use of force in international re- lations. Western sources noted the resolution appeared to be the major Soviet initiative at this year's assembly but few held out much hope it would make substantive progress. Although Gromyko said the Soviet Union remains steadfast in its support of the Palestinian Arabs, he referred to the "re- cent tragic events in Munich" which had harmed the interests of the Palestinian movement and it represented terrorism which was "certainly impos- sible to condone." From positions of principle, he said, Russia opposes terror- ism which disrupts diplomatic activity as well as aerial hi- jackings and "acts of violence which serve no positive ends and causes loss of human life." By IAN HUNTER Herald Ottawa Bureau MEDICINE HAT Prime Minister Piere Elliott Trudeau admitted Tuesday that the un- employment insurance fund is running a deficit into "several hundred millions of but denied it is a scandal. During a question and an- swer session here Trudeau was forced for the first time in this campaign to defend the fund's deficit as a result of the cur- rent high unemployment rate. Opposition Leader Robert StanfieW has called the deficit a national scandal, and al- though he has defended other aspects of the unemployment insurance administration, the prime minister until Tuesday has avoided answering this spe- cific charge. During the question and an- swer period, attended by abou1 700 mostly friendly residents ol the area, Trudeau was asked i! the unemployment insurance fund is in trouble. It is not, the prime ministei replied, even though there is a ''sizeable deficit." He noted that some of "the jpposition" liave tried to make Ills a campaign issue, but in- :isted Iliat the deficit was for- ;cen, given the high rate of un- employment, under r e c e nt changes in the legislation ap- proved by the House Com- mons. I know It (the deficit! Is inlo several hundred million dol- lars, but I don't see any scan- dal in that that's the way :he act was he stated. The prime minister explain- ed that under the new legisla- tion, the federal government pays 100 per cent of the bene- fits "gobs of he called it when the unem- ployment rate exceeds four per cent. He im being questioned by local said that the exact amount of the deficit will be made known when the Unem- ployment Insurance Commis- sion makes it's regular reporl he added he believed such reports are made four times year. The prime minister was chal lenged about the deficit again Tuesday night in Calgan where nearly watched adio interviewers. He stated that he doesn't ;now the deficit figure at pres- :nl. "Bui. I do know that if we iced more money (for unem- insurance benefits) ve will come up with be slated, explaining that this could be done by governor- general's warrant or by sup- ilcmentary estimate if parlia- .ncnt is sitting at the time. Trudeau declared his govern- ment, like past federal govern- ments and all but one provin- cial one (he was apparently re- fering to has been bud- getting (or deficits. The deficits are being rim, he slated, because the govern- ment is prepared to use this money to stimulate the econo- my. "The person who says it is a great scandal that we are in- jecting money into the econ- my is a person who doesn't know the A and B of econom- the prime minister de- clared, as the audience ap- plauded loudly. "I don't go around with a pencil and paper every day and phone up the Unemploy- ment Insurance Commission and ask them 'how much have you spent he added Receiving another burst of ap- plause. He drew cheers and applause as he defended liis govern ment's handling of the 197 outbreak of terrorism in Que bee. Wrong button SINGAPORE (Reuter) i Greek airliner reported hi acked over Australia lande lere tonight but an airport off cial said the alarm appeared t x? a mistake. 'The aircraft landed no: the airport officia said. "Nothing has happened make us believe that there wa anything wrong. The capta must have pressed the wron alarm button." lillee for Liaison with Faml-, of Prisoners detained in lelnam, 'disclosed the latest anoi charge. She said the del- gallon was told that packages ent prisoners have contained pying devices rigged into such ems as cans of milk, candy ars and toothpaste tubes. )EN1ES CHARGE The Pentagon called the tiarge ridiculous. Members of the group said hey requested evidence, and material was displayed to them londay shortly before their de- arture from Hanoi. They rought with them photographs Mi none of the material itself. Mrs. Weiss' group described terns such as: giant toothpaste tube vhicli when squeezed was ound to contain what Hanoi de- scribed as a radio receiving ap- laratus. candy bar containing pa- >er for, writing invisible mes- sages. bar of soap with secret writing equipment insicj2. -Peanut shells, condensed milk and instant coffee contain- ers which Hanoi said contained messages. The messages were said to iiave requested information about prisoners and their condi- tions of captivity. TREMOR REPORTED BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) An earth tremor shook a wide area 01 western Argentina Tuesday causing panic in sev- eral cities. There were no re- ports of serious damage or cas- ualties in major centres, but experts said the effects could have been more serious In re- mote Andes mountain areas along the Chilean border. Wage., prices hold-down rejected by labor unions RCMP head to riui Interpol FRANKFURT, West Ger- many (AP) Commissioner William Leonard Higgitt of the RCMP was elected president of Interpol during the closing ses- sion Tuesday of the 41st con- gress of the international police organization. Higgitt, whose term of office is four years, succeeds Paul Dickopf of West Germany in the top post of the police com- munications and intelligence gathering network linking 112 countries. In his acceptance speech, Higgitt singled out control of the mushrooming world drug trade as one of Inferpol's most important tasks. LONDON (AP) Tlie highj command of Britain's labor un- ions rejected today Prime Min- ister Heath's proposal for a vol- untary year-long hold-down of wages and prices but offered to keep talks open. The general council of the Trades Union Congress, repre- senting 10 million organized workers, said it will draw up alternative proposals to put to the government at a future meeting, to be arranged. The TUC's rejection came as no surprise. So far, Heath has sought to introduce a wapes- and-pri ces policy on a tary basis but the government would introduce a compulsory freeze as a last resort, in- formed sotirces said. ilealh asked TUC leaders to keep wage demands down to a week for the next year. He proposed that no labor union should get more than one pay raise in that time. He also called on the Con federation of British Industries which represents com panics, to limit price increase to five per cent for the sam period. PLEDGES GROWTH In return, he pledged an an growth rate of five pe Veteran radio tar dies at 82 ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF CROWFOOT! ANDY McALISTER The Liberaf In Ihs Crowfoot Constituency be speaking Thurs., Sept. 28th p.m. LOMOND CIVIC CENTER Come out and meet your candidate, discuss the Isauee, hear his views EVERYONE. WELCOME In t by lorn find liberal nual cent for Britain's limping econ omy for the next two years. Heath clamped an immedial halt on wage claims in the pub lie sector, a move seen by in dustrialista as a stopgap effort to stall ihc hefty pay claim coming from key industries These inclucro: 40-pcr-ccnt increase (or I mong the most militant in ritain. Some smaller unions swiftly ejected ihe package Tuesday night and set the tone. Civil Service Union leader Bill Kend- all branded the offer "bloody monstrous1'. The crowd, second only 1 size to the enthusiastic Londo audience which Trudeau drev when he began his campaign for the Oct 30 election t w o weeks ago, also applauded his defence of Ottawa's regional economic expansion program to aid slow growth areas and his efforts to overcome region- al alienation The loudest applause from young people in the audience on the grounds of the Calgary stampede came when Trudeau contended that alcohol is a greater threat to society than marijuana. But tiiey appeared disap- pointed that lie didn't promise them further liberalization of Canada's drug laws. In fact, he told the Calgary audience, there will be no more liberalization of these laws. All four major party loaders campaigned in the West Tues- day seeking votes for the Oct. 30 federal election. New Democrat Leader David Lewis and Mr. Trudeau both at- tacked Conservative policies. In Vancouver, Mr. Lewis re- ferred to statements by Mr. Stanfield giving partial support to New Democrat charges that corporations are taxed far too lightly in comparison with ndividuals. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET II L Pre LethbrMgc Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Grande Prairie Banff......... Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg........45 Toronto .........75 Ottawa......... 72 Montreal........73 St. John's....... 62 40 1.10 Halifax..........6D Medicine Hat Region To- day: Snow ending by late after- noon. Clearing this evening. Highs near 35. Thursday: Main- ly sunny and milder. Winds .28 -west 15-20; lows near 25; highs .12 45-50. CharloHetown Fredericton Chicago .........78 Los Angeles CHICAGO (AP) "Howdy Howdy 12 years those familiar words opened a radio show that capti- vated millions of Canadians arid Americans. For addicts of the Amos 'n1 Andy Show, there also were the Kingfisli, ajid Sapphire and Ma- dam Queen. And there were the Beauty Parlor and tlie Fresh Air Taxicab Co. But it was the Negro dialect of twro white men, Charles Cor- rell and Freeman Gosden, which drew North Americans to their sots week in and week out after the show went on network radio in 1929. On Tuesday, the deep voice of Correll, who played Andy, was silenced by death. Four days after he entered hospita: in the wake of a heart attack, Correl died. He was 82. Born in Peoria, Til., Correll retired in 1960 and lived in Be- verly Hills, Calif., a few blocks from Gosden, now 67. Correll and Gosden met in 1919 as fellow members of an amateur theatrical group tour- electrical workers whom Ihe South sources fear could retaliate by two-man tca.m plunging Britain into shiver- ing dark winter by switching off power for heating, lighting and cooking. 30-per-cent naarly one employees. raise for million municipal 30-par-cent claim for 000 miners who last winter squeezed a 21-per-cent Increase after a 10-week strike. claims from thou- and loured tent shows in the South, sometimes singing duels. In 1926, Correll and Gosden started a blackface minstrel show on Chicago's WON which they called "Sam 'n' Henry." When they changed stations in 1928 they had to find a new name for their act because of the WGN contract, HUNT NEW NAMES On an elevator ride lo Amos." Their search for a new name ended. The show went coast-to-coast on Aug. IB, 1929, and the Amos n1 Andy Show soon became tlie most popular in the country. Restaurants f r e u e n 11 y ioostwl the volume of their ra dio sets when the show came on, to satisfy their customers Motion pictures often were cu at mid-reel so audiences conk tune in on the doings of Amos and Andy. In IS 60, with television taking more and more of the audience, Ainos and Andy left the air. Correll Is survived by his wife, Alyce and four children. Fair shows big deficit MONTREAL (CP) The 1972 version of Man and His World rang up a deficit of about million, an estimated S3 million less than last year, Gerard Niding, executive com- mittee chairman said Tuesday. Mr. Niding said he was "con- fident'1 the deficit would cost sands of workers nt the broadcast they overheard owned Ford Vauxhall auto com- a man greet two other men as panics. Tha nutn unions Andy" mil "i'amom the city no more than mil- lion, about million less than last year. The balance will Newspaper story probe still wanted CALGARY (CP) Despite a letter of explanation from ed- itor-in-chief Hichard L. San- burn, city council says it still wanU the Alberta Press Coun- cil to investigate a Herald news story. Aid. Peter Petrasuk said the letter did nol answer council's question on June coverage of charges by Mayor Rod Sykcs aldermen were shirking their responsibility of atten- dance at civic functions. "This letler does not satisfy me one said Aid. Petra- suk. "After reading it I am completely confused as to the nature of the facts.1' A Herald report June 14 of an interview with the mayor quoted him as saying all 12 aldermen were showing irre- sponsibility. In a letter sent to aldermen the next day, he re- peated his charges but added that "a number of members of council consistently do their job conscientiously and well." Aid. Petrasuk first demand- ed a press council investigation into the discrepancy Ixjtwcen tlie news story and the letter following a council meeting denial from the mayor that he had criticized all the aldermen Rome Paris..... London Berlin Amsterdam Moscow .........41 Stockholm.......48 Tokyo 77 FORECAST: Lethhridge Region To- day: Snow ending this after- noon. Clearing this evening. Highs in the upper 30s. Thurs- day: Mtrinly sunny with gusty west winds. Milder. Lows i the mid 20s. Highs near 50. Calgnry Regions Today: Light snow ending this morn- ing clearing this afternoon. Highs in Ihe mid 30s. Thurs- day: Cloudy periods. Lows 25- 30; Iliglis in the low 40s. Columbia Koolenny Today: Cloudy periods and a few showers near tlie Rockies tins morning otherwise mostly sunny. Remaining cold with highs 40 to 45. Lows tonight 25 to 30 except near 35 in south- western areas. Thursday most- ly cloudy near 50. MONTANA Kast of Continental Snow and gusty northerly winds northwest spreading into south- east today and tonight. Clear- ing northwest late tonight and all but extreme southeast Thursday. Much colder today. Warmer with southwest winds developing along the east slopes Thursday. Highs today to 45. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Thursday 45 to 55. West of Continental Rain or show showers today ending early tonight. Partly cloudy la'.e tonight and Thurs- day wiUi little change in temp- erature. Higlis today and Thurs- day 50s. Lows lonight 25 to 35. come from the provincial gov- ernment which has promised to pay million towards the fair's deficit. Opening of the fair, successor lo the 1367 Montreal World's Fair Expo V was delayed for five weeks because of a strike by the city's hluc collar work- ers and ran only six weeks from July 20 to Sept. 4. when speaking to a Herald re- porter. Told of attack PHILADELPHIA (AP) Re- tired Rear Admiral Logan C. Ramsey, who gave the world it' first news of the I'carl Har- bor nUacic, died Monday night ?t Philadelphia Naval Hospital. He was 71 CLEARANCi HUTCHISON AUGERS "MOVE A WORID Of GRAIN THE WORLD OVER" SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! 2 only Hutchison Grain Augers, PTO drive at 1000 bushels of feed barley each. We also take cash. SEE US AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY, ISTHBRIDGE PHONE 32B-1I41 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. All highways in Hie Loth- bridge disrlict are bare ano dry. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coults 24 hours; Carway 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; Del Bonila 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m. Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Kingsgatc. B.C.: 24 hours Porlhill Rykerls R a.m. lo midnight; Chief Mountain closed Wildhorsc, 3 a.m. to 9 p.m.