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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta low tonight 35-40. High Saturday 55-60. The lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 246 LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 28 PAGES Power transaction documents sought Calgary Poiver placed under govt. control EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government should disclose the full contents of ne- gotiations which led to Calgary Power being placed under pro- vincial jurisdiction, Alberta's Liberal and New Democratic Party leaders said Thursday. Calling on Ihe government to table relating to the negotiations during the fall legislative sitting which opens Oct. 25, the two leaders asked why the agreement was ne- gotiated in secrecy and why Al- berta found itself in a position to be locked inlo an agreement it was required to pur- chase Calgary Power's com- plete assets by the year af a estimated cost of bil- lion. AGREEMENT SIGNED Environment Minister Bill Yirrko revealed Thursday that a bilateral agreement had been subsequent purchase by the province "may have had only to do wilh the assets of lhat project." NO EFFECT Mr. Yurko was given power lo enter into the Calgary Pow- er negotiations Tuesday by an order-in-council. He released a brief news release Thursday saying Calgary Power agreed to the contract which now places Ihe company under the same provincial statutes and regulatory bodies as any other Alberta power company in re- gard to "expropriation, partial or total takeover, rate regula- tion, approvals and all other matters such as water charges, land rentals, generation, trans- mission and distribution of elec- trical energy." Mr. Werry said the change would not have any effect on hydro rates in Alberta, and signed between Calgary Power should Calgary Power wish to VICTORY HUG This photo made by Frank Lennon of Toronto Star, shows Yvon Cournoyer Team Canada hugging Paul Henderson after he scored the goal which gave Canada a 6-5 victory over Russians in the final game of eight-game series Thursday in Moscow. Also, shown are Yuri Liapkin (25) and Vladislav Tret- iak of Russia. (CP Wirepholo) Trudeau defends foreign policy Round-table conference falls flat Interpreting [lip News. By CY FOX Canadian Press Staff Wrilcr The round-table conference about Northern Ire- land's political future has achieved few, if any, tangible results just ns most observers predicted before it began. Instead, Hie conference demonstrated tbat sharp differences exist, even among those groups which agreed to be represented at the talks. These differences can only lake on a magnified quality if .of certain outspoken figures absent from the meeting are taken into account. The absentees included Protestant Rev. Tan Paisley and representatives of the Social Democratic and Labor Party, the chief opposition group representing Ttoman Catholic views. The Ulster Defence Association, para-military rep- resentatives of extreme Protestant opinion, also.was among organizations with no spokesman at the Darling- ton, England, conference. Another absent group, the underground Irish Re- publican Army, demonstrated its contempt for the meet- ing by an intensification of bombing attacks on va- rious targets in Ulster. Who will be boss? The mosl crucial area of discussion at Darlington was the question of who should control security in Ulster under any new system of regional self-govern- ment. On this point the debates at Darlington came closest to the kind of acrimony that has characlerized the politics of Ulster during the last three years. But William Whilclaw, minister for Ulster affairs since London assumed direct control of Northern Ire- land last March, remains a stubborn man in the mat- ter of trying to reconcile one side in the Ulster crisis with the other. After the Darlington conference, he conceded it will be "a very difficult task" to find a solution lo Northern Ireland's deep and chronic divisions. But Whitelaw claimed to be well satisfied with the range of views he bad heard expressed by such personalities as Brian Faulkner, former Ulster prime minister, and leaders of two other groups which have, been consistent yet moderate in their criticism of the long-dominant unionist party in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland secretary' can be counted on to seek another meeting of the Darlington type, with a wider cross-section of Northern Ireland opinion al the table next time. The Social Democratic and party, which boy- cotlcd the first meeting in protest against Uie British policy of internment without trial, has estimated it would attend any future round-table sessions if it con- siders the circumstances propitious. Thus Darlington lias taken on the aura of a dress rehearsal of what both sides in Ulster would consider "real tiling.1' TORONTO (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau made a vig- orous defence of his govern- ment's foreign policy today, saying Canada has achieved in- dependence without alienating anyone and gamed new respect in the world as an initiator ratJier than as imitator. Far from seeing foreign af- fairs as they used to, as a somewhat academic exercise, Canadians are realizing there can he tangible benefits for in- dividuals as a result of such policies, Mr. Trudeau said. In a speech prepared for de- livery to a luncheon of Uie Em- pire Club, Ihe prime minister said Canadian moves to forge better relations with Ihe Soviet Union have brought assurance that the country "will enjoy a favored position as a supplier of wheat to the vast Soviet market." The initiative to establish full diplomatic relations with Com- munist China, besides starting "a trail! of events which lias taken the Chinese government into the United Nations and taken President Nixon to Pe- means Canada lias "a head start of immense value in developing relations of all kinds with China." Under the guidance of such men as former Liberal prime minister Lester Pearson, Can- ada's voice in world counsels has long been respected for its moderate lone and wise advice, Mr. Trudeau said. His govern- ment had used this position as a "launching pad" rather than a resting place and the result was a new interest in Canada by other nations. The country had achieved "the self-assurance and the courage of a fully mature actor on the world scene." and the province bringing Cal- gary Power under complete provincial jurisdiction, and re- moving any federal respon- sibility or involvement. Telephones and Utilities Min- ister Len Werry also revealed the former Social Credit gov- ernment had entered into the purchase agreement Cal- gary Power in 1947. At that time, it was agreed that the province would pur- chase the company's assets in 1980, but in 1D62 when negotia- tions were signed concerning construction of the Brazeau Dam, the purchase agreement was extended to the year 2000. A reason for the purchase agreement has not been reveal- ed. Former Social Credit premier E. C. Manning, who signed the agreement, said there was "def- initely amisinter pretation" over the 1962 purchase clause. Mr. Manning said he could not remember full details of the contracts, but any signing of a contract concerning the Brazeau construction and any alter its rate structure, the company would have to receive permission from the Pub- lic Utilities Board. Alberta is Canada's only province with out provincially- owned power company. However, Premier Peter Lougheed said his government "is not considering gelling into the power business now or in the future." DOORS NOW OPEN But both NDP leader Grant Notley and Liberal leader Boh Russell feel that the govern- ment has opened the doors to getting into the industry. Mr. Notley said that if the agreement was signed solely to give Ihe province more flexibil- ity, then Ihe agreement is "a step in Ihe rigbl direction." Mr. Russell said he could not understand why the govern- ment had to rush into signing the agreement when a legisla- tive session was less than a month away. "Any dealings should be In the legislature there is need for serious debate." A TOAST Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, right, and communist Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai totist each other after a ceremony in Peking Friday in which they signed an agreement to establish Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations. (AP Wirephoto) Taiwan breaks off diplomatic ties TAIPEI (Reuter) Taiwan broke off diplomatic relations with Japan tonight over the Tokyo government's recognition of Peking. A Nationalist Chinese govern- ment statement issued here said: "The government of the Republic of China, in view of the perfidious action of the Japanese government in total Disregard of treaty obligations, hereby declares its decision to sever diplomatic relations with the Japanese The statement said Japan must assume full responsibility for the fupture of the iies and whatever consequences there may arise. In Tokyo, Trade Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone told report- ers Japan wants to retain cul- tural and economic relations with trada last year was worth billion. But there were varying thoughts in Tokyo as to whether the nationalist leader, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, will be willing to swallow bis pride to that extent. Turner says Canada-U.S. issues can be solved New wage package for armed forces OTTAWA (CP) Mosl mem- bers of the Canadian Forces will receive a pay increase of about 10 per cent effective Oct. 1, the defence department an- nounced today. The increase represents the second phase of a two-year pro- gram to bring service pay inlo line wilh salaries paid in the federal public service. Cost cf the new pay package for the current fiscal year, end- ing next March 31, is estimated at million. Basic pay for a private re- cruil is increased lo a month from Highesl rate for a chief war- rant officer, the senior non- commissioned rank, will be 238 a increase of SI20 INCREASE For officers, an infantry cap- tain with six years in rank will cam monthly, up by Also announced were upward revisions in air, submarine and sea duty allowances. In addition, submarine per- sonnel will be authorized to oc- cupy accommodation ashore at public expense when i n other than home port. Officers in the rank of gen- eral are not affected by the pay revision. By ROD CURKIE WASHINGTON (CP) Fi- nance Minister John Turner of Canada said today that after a "private chat" with United States Treasury Secretary George Shultz be Is "confident that there are no outstanding issues between our countries that, given good will, cannot be resolved." Although the occasion was a friendly dinner Thursday night at the Canadian ambassador's residence, and not a negotiating session, bilateral issues dis- cussed Included energy, the auto pact, defence procurement and other items. When reporters suggested at a news conference that energy had not generally been linked with trade problems in the past, Turner said lhat Shultz "wanled to look at the total pic- ture, which suited me." Turner had suggested earlier that because of approaching elections in both Canada and the U.S. it was unlikely that have (campaign) speaking en- gagements lined is not a deliberate icing." The negotiations would be tough, he said. "When you have got bilateral problems it means that both sides have to be satis- fied." Referring to the concluding annual meeting of the Inter- national Monetary Fund, Turner said a great deal had been accomplished this week in establishing "a momentum of good will" for monetary reform by the 124 member nalions. OVERHAUL SYSTEM WASHINGTON (CP) The Inlernalional Monetary Fund has picked a team of 20 coun- tries to go lo work on reform- ing the world's currency sys- tem, urging a one-year target for .progress on at least the most outstanding weaknesses of the crisis-prone system. The group of 20, in its first Women iujureel meeting Thursday, promised "rapid progress." But skeptics among tbe world's leading money experts suggested a complete overhaul of the sys- at Bretton Woods, N.H., in 1944, and subject In critical uncertainties in recent lake lliree or four years. substantive progress could be aj 'Id like to see the Government offers leant free holiday ST. JOHN'S. Nfld. (CP) Premier Frank Moores has in- vited all members of Team Canada lo spend a week's holi- day in Newfoundland at the provincial government's ex- pense. Mr. Moores said today he sent a telegram to team mem- bcrs after their 6-5 victory over the Soviets Thursday in Mos- cow. The telegram said In part: "I have had many moments when I was proud lo be a Cana- dian but never more lhan to- day." made on bilateral issues at tbe presenl time. When a reporter said the whole batch of prob- lems that have disturbed the U.S.-Canada relationship for months was "on Turner, smiling, said: "There are a couple cf dis- tractions on both sides of the border. Mr. Shultz and I both JERUSALEM (Neuter) Three women, including the wife of the Venezuelan am- bassador to Israel, were in- jured today when explosives, apparently planted by Arab guerrillas, rocked a Jerusalem supermarket, a police spokes- man said. Manitoba minister resigns WINNIPEG (CP) Finance Minister Saul Cherniack's res- ignation from Manitoba's NDP government was announced to- day. His letter of resignation, ac- cented by Premier Schreyer, said Mr. Cherniack wished to devote more time to his family and personal affairs. The minister will retain his portfolio for about six weeks to conclude previously arranged financial and development dis- cussions wilh Japanese inter- ests. Mr. Chemiack, 55, will re- tain his legislature seat for the north Winnipeg constituency of St. John's which he has held since 1M2. No successor was announced. Freeze loans rates OWEN SOUND, Ont. (CP) Agriculture Minisler H. A, (Bud) pis en announced Thurs- day a six-month freeze on inter- est rates on loans to farmers, fishermen, small businessmen and Indians. Mr. Olsen said lending rales on direct government loans or government-assisted loans to such groups will be held at their present level by an order- in-couneil until March, 1973. He told a news conference the federal government will stabilize the seven-per-cent in- terest rale on loans for im- provement of land and machin- ery, purchase of farm land and purchase of land under the Vet- eran's Land Act. The federal government also will freeze the rste for the purchase of farm equip- ment; and also for loans under the Small Business Loans Act and the Fisheries Improvement Act. Loans under Indian eco- nomic development regulations also will be held at per cent. If the federal government had not intervened, he said, '.ha rates would have increased by about one per cent. TJOWNCAST Wayne Terrif- fov losing a bunch of rubles by betting on the So- viet Union in the eighth game Irene Anclil's walnut chiffon cake drawing a crowd of neighborhood kids for a sample Starr Caldwell leaving for work with her shoes on the wrong feet. Protestant threat kindles new fears BELFAST (AP> Assassins riddled n I'roteslanl man wilh bullets laie Thursday, night, (heir third victim in 24 hours, as Protestant vigilantes warned Ihey will go gunning for Irish Republican Army guerrillas in a revenge campaign. That threat, plus a growing rash of bombings that security chiefs believe is being waged by Proteslant cxlreanisls, kin- riled fairs of a now surge nf sectarian violence in Northern Ireland two days after a confer- ence on Ulster's future ended inconclusively. Edward Parvis, 32, was shot dead when he answered a knock on his door. Earlier, a Protestant and a Roman Catho- lic had been gunned down. Parvis's slaying look Ulster's three-year dcatb. toll to 579. Seventy unpolverl murders were blamed on assassination squads in the last three months. The militant Protestant Ul- ster Defence Association warned that it plans to in- tensify Its campaign against the IRA. DEVLIN KIN HIT The threat followed the kill- ing of several Protestants, and came amid an increasing num- ber of bombings of Catholic tar- gets, including a raid Wednes- day night on the home of tha sister of Bernadelle Devlin, member of the British Parlia- ment and spokeswoman for Ul- ster's Catholics. Many Protes- tants feel Miss Devlin has in- creasingly aligned herself with the HU. ;