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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Thunday, September 30, 1971 VICTIM RELEASED Kidnapped Mexican Airports director Julio Hirschfield Al- mada, centre, driven from home by son after his release by terrorists Wednesday nighf. Family pays 8250.000 ransom Kidnapped victim released By ROBKKT EVANS MEXICO CITY (Reuler) A senior Mexican government offi- cial kidnapped Monday and re- leased Wednesday nighl said he believes his captors had politi- cal motives and would have killed him if his family had nol paid a ransom of Julio Hirschfeld, 54-year-old director of airports in the gov- ernment of President Luis fich- everria, spoke to reporters in the garden of his home today after his release. Hirschfeld confirmed earlier reports that the abductors, who snatched him from his chauf- feur-driven car Monday, were three men and a vvoraan. He was driven blindfolded to a house somewhere in the city kept in a small room until his release. In the house five young men and two young women kept natch over him, he added. "But I never saw tlicir faces. Twice when they allowed me lo take the blindfold off e wearing hoods completely cov- ering their heads.' U.S. signs pacts icilh Soviet Union Hirschfeld's dramatic after his reappearance. Details of'. handed over But it was i cial's eldest a meeting w of the kid n night. "They wei viously very Hirsclifeld s talk much. kidnapped needed the money, political kidnapping. First snowfall of season hits B.C. regions VANCOUVER (CP) Brit- ish Columbia's first snowfall of the season and record low tem- peratures were recorded Wed- nesday. Small amounts of snow were reported at Fort St. John, Prince George, in parts of the Cariboo and in the Allison Pass area o[ the Hope Princeton highway. Penlicton and Cranbrook had record low maximum tempera- tures for September while rec- ord low maximums for Sept. 29 were recorded at Abbotsford, Nanalmo and Lytlon. WASHINGTON (Router) Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko ajid U.S. State Secre- tary William Rogers will sign agreements today to reduce the risk of accidental nuclear war and improve Uie hot line be- tween Washington and Moscow. The new U.S.-Russian accords are a move to provide strategic arms limitation talks between the super powers. President Nixon told Gromyko at the White House Wednesday that Uie U.S. hoped for addi- tional forward movement in SALT when the talks reconvene in Vienna in November. The agreements provide for notification and consultation procedures in such cases as the accidental firing of a missile or leak of radiation from an under- ground nuclear test. The two countries also will use satellites to improve the ex- i isting hot-line cable and radio- wave link between Washington Stanfield starts visit to west live Leader Rolx arrived today for visit to Saskatche berta. Assiniboia, where conference He has a and-answer session school students in t and speaks to a and Moscow which is only used meeting in Calgary Centre rid- in times of crisis I ing in the evening. LETHBRIDGE APPLIANCES SOLVES THE SPACE PROBLEM WITH A 1BI 4 't w 1 chfield Al-sday night. ed mafic return r hus capture r the ransom only revealed ance. le money was not disclosed, tood the offi-rove alone to e r s Tuesday rvous but in e They did not said they had Because they 3y, but they was for. I had ssion it was a B. e was driven e 20 minutes and left 10 in delta EDMONTON (CP) Narrow provincialism was partly responsible for construction in I960 of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam in British Columbia and the subsequent threat to Ule Athabasca Delta in Alberta, Environment Minister Jack Davis said today. Because of the provincialism, the supply of water to the delta has been cut off, he told the Western Canada Water ami Sewage Conference. The water table in the delta, at the western end of Lake Athabasca, has already fallen hs water t] or five feet, muskrat popula. lions are dropping, fishing is threatened and buffalo herds and millions of migratory birds arc endangered, the minister said. The "big environmental problem" was the result of the "thoughtlessness of those whoso tunnel vision was typical of the so-called water managers in the 1940s and 1950s.'' "Narrow provincialism and our haste to produce energy with little or no regard for the future la tending to leave part rouble Athabasca Delta high and dry." Mr. Davis, who worked as a planner for the British Columbia Electric Co. Ltd., said he does not place all the blame on the B.C. government. The federal and the Alberta governments were equally to blame. "Ottawa should have insisted, using the Navigable Waters Protection Act, that the unfavorable effects of the Bennett Dam were kept to a minimum." Alberta, he said, should have made sure that Its territory, people and recreational potential were enhanced rather than damaged by the dam. Mr. Davis said an interim report of a joint task force studying the Athabasca Delta problem says there is "still some hope" that a impoundment work will help flood 60 per cent of the delta in the spring. "Hopefully this, end other works, will help us save the delta." But the delta, Mr. Davis said, could never be put back in its original condition. There was little Indication that the B.C. government would put up the necessary money, "which should really come, directly, out of Ihe pockets of consumers of power in British Columbia." ALL DELTAS IN DANGER In his speech, titled Don't Destroy Our Deltas, Mr. Davis said that the Fraser Eiver Delta near Vancouver was also threatened, as were most deltas in Canada. Urban sprawl, harbor construction, industrial pollutants and the dredging of shipping channels were growing problems that threatened to destroy "the best example ol a truly productive delta in Canada." Another potential problem was the proposed hydro dam al Moran on the Fraser River. The 750-foot-high "monstrosity" would remove most of the silt fertilizing (he .Traser River Delta, alter the ecology at the mouth of the river, and change the feeding conditions for fish in the lower Fraser and the Strait of Georgia. "Our big commercial salmon fishery could be cut in The chances of your catching a salmon on the West Coast would be downgraded and our recreation potential in Canada's biggest and best inland sea bla two in Irii BELFAST (CP) Northern Ireland mourned today the deaths of two more victims of terrorism, killed when a kills thbar wrecked a crowded bar. Twenty-seven persons including five women were injured by the blast. The two men Jailed by the bomb, biggest used so far in Belfast by terrorists, were Protestants, Police feared the bombing was a terrorist attempt to provoke Protestants into an angry backlash that would run the risk of spilling over into civil with Roman Catholics. Several thousand gathered outside the of the Four Step Inn after the blast late Wednesday night but militant community leaders including Rev. Ian Paisley persuaded them to go home peacefully. Other bombs wrecked a trucking depot and a bar, both In or near Catholic areas in Belfast, but caused no casualties. SOLDIER WOUNDED Snipers wounded a British soldier in the lower abdomen while he was patrolling the Catholic Ardoyne area of the capital. The two deaths from Ihe bar blast swelled the two-year toll to 112, including 24 troops sent to keep the peace. In the last seven weeks, 47 persons have been killed. In Dublin, Prime Minister Jack Lynch ordered the Irish Parliament to reconvene a week early from its summer holjday to debate the Northern Ireland crisis. The move came after his two days of summit talks in London with Prime Minister Edward Heath of Britain and Brian Faulkner of Ulster. They jointly appealed for an end to violence but failed to agree on a common approach to policy of arresting suspected terrorists without the right of trial. Faulkner has rejected demands by Lynch and Ulster's Catholic minority to abandon the policy without first waiting for violence to end. in gay mood PEKING (Reuter) -Hundreds o( red flags unfurled today in Peking's vast Tien An Men Square made a vivid spectacle on the eve of China'agpa-tional day as diplomats puzzled over the apparent mystery of a government decision not to hold the traditional banquet tonight. Peking is in a carnival mood despite the earlier decision not to stage the customary parade Friday, a decision that led to widespread speculation abroad. The further decision to hold a reception tonight at the invitation of the foreign ministry, instead of a banquet with Premier Chou En-lai as host as in former years, is likely to lead to further speculation. Diplomatic sources said in Peking it is unlikely that Chou will attend the reception in the Great Hall of the People and the oilier members of the Chinese leadership probably will not be present. Observers noted that the new format for tonight's gathering meant that the Chinese leadership need not be on display as in past years. Leading members of the polil-buro of the Chinese Communist party were present at last year's banquet, including senior military leaders. But Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Vice-Chairman Lin Piao, his heir apparent, have not in past years attended this sti engage in MELBOURNE, Australia (Renter) More than 100 policemen smashed their way at dawn today into the heavily-barricaded student union building at Melbourne University and fought a running battle with students in an attempt to battle four Australian draft-dodgers believed to be hiding there. Three policemen were injured in the battle as they swept Into the building, smashing plate-glass windows with chairs and using bolt cutters, crow bars ami sledge-hammers to clear awsy sludcnt barricades. Damage was put at thousands of dollars as door frames were ripped from walls and a trail of splintered wood, rubble, plaster and blood spread over three floors of the building, The draft-dodgers were not arrested and a spokesman for Hie Draft Hesisters Association later claimed they had slipped away and reached Adelaide. They DOW are hidden OD the campus of the university there, the spokesman said. Student leaders and police later traded angry accusation over ths raid. The students said police used unnecessary force and accused them of vandalism. Deputy Police Commissioner J. D. Davies, who led the raid, said students had resisted his men "with horrible violence." A Melbourne University spokesman said several plate glass windows and at least 50 doors were smashed in the raid, which started when police swooped on the campus by bus and car at 5 a.m. Students fired rockets from the roof and sounded a ship's siren as the battle for the building makes progress TOKYO (CP-neuter) Energy Minister J. J. Greene ol Canada is recovering from a stroke he suffered Wednesday, a Japanese doctor said today. Dr. Katsuhiko Hiramori of the Japan Heart Institute of the Tokyo Women's Medical College, who examined the minister, said the left side of his body was still paralysed, but Greene could answer questions and sometimes joked. Dr. Hiramori said Greene, 51, would have to stay in hospital at least a week. Dr. Hiramori described the attack as a cerebro-vascular accident. He quoted Mrs. Greene as saying her husband collapsed while shaving Wednesday d ert yal if 'wan and supporters of undermined as PRESENTS THE s a brief stay van riding of byelection ay, Nov. 8. irst slop was held a news s a qucstion-n with high the afternoon a nomination y Centre Canadian government delegation, arrived in Tokyo bicycles also sounded the alarm as police poured into the text of Mr. Davis's speech was released in advance of and 9 A ABOVE lO.ftft ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lcthhriclge 50 33 .25 Pincher Creek .43 32 .89 Edmonton 40 32 .69 Grande Prairie 3G 13 report Las Vegas 78 61 competitii OTTAWA (CP) Canada may lose jobs and eventually "revert back to an agricultural nation" if manufacturing plants in Canada are not given an equal chance to pla ie chance from and for couples to from Everyone with taxable income of less than would pay no tax. Other and more complex changes include institution of want in U.S. Richard R. Southam Qu'Appellc Moose Mountain) said less of a co-operative's earnings will be distributed as patronage dividends on purchases. Co-operatives would B7 72 Rome 75 52 66 51 63 48 63 46 54 36 54 46 41 28 Lelhhridge, Medicine Hat regions Overcast with Intermittent light rain ind snow ending tonight. Hfghl 41 35 ?enticton SO 45 .34 Prince Rupert 57 35 Prince George 49 29 Kamloons 61 47 with firms in the United States, Hyh'ard Chappell told the Com- mons Wednesday. The Liberal MP for Pee] South urged an amendment to the government's proposed In- come tax changes to give tax advantages to firms making machinery in Canada for use in Canada. This would be equiva' lent to the U.S. "Job develop- ment tax credit." The U.S. tax benefit was de- signed to increase productivity by modernizing equipment and to make U.S. industries more competitive in domestic and in- ternational markets. "This in turn would supply more jobs, provide a sound basis for future wage increases where productivity has in- creased and decrease inflation- ary pressures on prices. This means that no United States in- dustry would buy a piece ot chinery or mechanical equip- ment in Canada if it or a substi- tute can be made ji Hie United States. "Last year we exported about million worth of machinery and mechanical equipment to the United -States. If nothing Is done to replace ihese sales we will lose skilled and semi-skilled jobs almost imme- diately." TAX CREDIT NEEDED Mr. Chappell said an equiva- lent tnx credit for firms in Can- ada would not only save the Jobs but would create an- other as exports to the United Stales increased. Tlie lax bill is at second-read- ing stage. The next stage is committee of the whole, in which specific amendments will be considered. Tim Progressive Conserva- tives already have moved general amendment condemn- ing Iho Rovcmmcnt for not mnkinR enough lax ails to stim- ulate Ihe economy The bill would iniTca.sc. basic exemptions, for single persons to capital gains fax. Both Conservative and New Democrat speakers Wednesday criticized the removal of certain tax exemptions for co-opera- tives and credit unions. come similar to investor-owned corporations. "It is unbelievable that the government of Canada wants to kill the co-op system in this way." President of blind has tough chore VANCOUVER (CP) A little girl once asked Bruce R. Bellin- ger to take her across a city in- tersection. "Of he replied. "Just tell me when the light turns green." Mr. Bellinger ot Toronto, al- though blind, is used to travel- ling alone. As supervisor of 530 rciail sales and catering outlets of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, he travels the 10 pro- vinces four daj's out of every 10. Tliis year, he also will be on Ihe road as president of the 800-member Canadian Restaur- ant Association. "I have eight-por-cent vi- he said, "which means I can decipher printer matter with my nose on the page,