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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The lethbridae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 99 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS 30 PAGES Smooth peace team gripes about pay By HAROLD MORRISON Canadian Press Foreign Editor SAIGON Wherever you go in South Vietnam, Canadian officers in their distinctive berets, shirts and tabs stasjl out hesd and shoulders among the truce observers. They usually take the initiative in organizing re- gional and local tearosite accommodation and in ar- ranging control of transport and air travel. They usually work well ito the night while the Poles, In- donesians and Hungarians relax. But the fine interplay of work within toe laioks of the 290-man Canadian contingent also includes evi- dence of family irritants differences over pay and allowances and differences over the role of civilian and military leadership. Military members say they have been promised allowances roughly equivalent to those received by civilians of the external affairs department. But, so far, the gap remains. The military allowance is graduated according to rank and runs between and a month. The external affairs is reported to be about a month. PAID OVERTIME External affcirs employees also are reported to bs getting overtime pay something beyond the reach of the military men although they may be performing equivalent work. Maj.-Gen. Duncan McAlpine, Canadian military commander, declines to comment on these issues, al- though he is kown to be concerned and fighting hard to get a better deal for his men. As for leadership in various regions, this is the first time politcal officers have been placed in charge of a foreign assignment of this kind. Each region is headed by an external affairs officer with an experi- enced colonel as second-in-command. The exception is the highland region at Pleifcu. where Col. Keith MacGregor of Calgary, to the envy oC other colonels, runs his own show. DIG IN FOR LONG STAY Canada has repeatedly threatend to pull out of the ICCS if truce violations continue and if investi- gations are blocked. But while there s little hope among the Canadians that the ceasefire wifl ever become fully effective, there is no indication of any desire for ah early departure. In fact, the Canadians are digging in for a long stay. "Canada remains here because a number of countries feel we ought to remain." McAlpine says. "Canada is seen as the last hope before an avalanche." Ifs back again Doug Paterson, a Grade 12 student at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, trudges through two inches of snow which blanketed the Lethbridge region. Fears of water rationing in the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District have been alleviated to some degree with up to seven inches of snow in the mountain and foothill regions. The light snow this morning was expected to end this evening with a clearing trend overnight. Saturday is to be sunny with cloudy intervals. Hohol resignation asked By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The opposi- tion Thursday demanded the resignation of Labor Minister Bert Hohol for violations free- dom of spesch and freedom of the press provisions cf the Bill of Rights by imposing a news blackout last month in the Southern Alberta rural teach- ers' strike. Speaker Gerry Amerongen ruled a motion by opposition house leader Jim Henderson, seconded by Socred Gordon Taylor, out of order. Tempers flared momentarily between Mr. Henderson and Dr. Hohol minutes later m the lobby when Mr. Henderson, told reporters although the motion was lost, it had been a warning tha opposition will pursue" the issue. Dr. Hohol, -who happened to be passing, said he hadn't tak- en the move as a-warning and walked quickly away. Mr. Henderson rose in the legislature on a point of privi- lege and cited the "fundamen- tal freedoms" of free speech and an un bridled press in the 1972 Alberta Bill of Rights. He read Dr. HohoPs state- ment from Hansard March 21 replying to a question about the strike by Dick Gruenwald (SC Lethbridge Boycott backer score victory r> o NEW YORK fAP) Meat prices dropped today in one of the major United States super- market chains, marking the first extensive victory for back- ers of the country-wide meat boycott. The Grand Union Co. the 10th largest U.S. chain, lowered prices of beef. pork, lamb and veal by st least 10 cents a pound below the ceUings im- posed last week by the Nixon administration. The Grand Union move did not lead to any major price low- ering by other large super- market chains and the general effect of the boycott throughout the U.S. ranged from the clos- ing of a major beef-packing company in Kansas to no effect at all. The National Beef Packing Co said it will close its plant in Liberal. Kan., today and re- main closed until the price situ- ation improves. There is a news black- out which I personally directed the Board of Industrial Rela- tions imcose on the parties to the dispute HENDERSON APOLOGIZES Mr. Henderson apologized for not bringing the matter up sooner, saying he'd just dis- covered it and researched his case. Said Mr. Henderson "I move that this assembly demand the immMiate resignation of Hon. Dr. A. E. Hohol of the executive council of the gov- ernment of Alberta Deputy Premier Hugh Hor- ner was immediately on his feet protesting. "I've never heard such a weak explanation of any point of privilege ever in this house." The deputy premier charged that the matter was a week old aid was a example of a breech of privilege. Speaker Amsrongen ruled the matter did not constitute a point of privilege because it was not concerned with house rights. In addition, he said the late- ness would have itself proven to the motion a breech of privilege required to be raised'' at the earliest op- portunity." The price reductions continua through April. are to EMPLOYS 500 Inside V 'it's the man from Bell Telephone, dearl' Classified 18-21 Comics........26 Comment 4 District........3 Family 36. 37 Joan WaterfieM 9 Local News Markets..... 23 Sports......10, 11 Theatres ......9 Travel........ 23 TV 5-9 Weather........2 Workshop......27 IXNV TOMTIT 15, HIGH SVT. MAKVLY SUXXY Hanoi aid plan may be delayed WASHINGTON Presi- dent Nixon's plan to ask Con- gress to aid tlhe rcfouiildiing North Vietnam "as en incen- tive to has bean Commu- nications Minister Gerald Pelle- tier announced today the gov- ernment has decided to suspend controversial Bell Canada rate increases pending clarification and review of the Canadian transport commission decision to allow the increases. Federal gov' riding fence in OTTAWA (CP) Energy Minister Donald S. Macdonald said Thursday the federal gov- ernment doesn't want to get in- volved "in the middle of the acrimony which is developing" betweeen Alberta and Ontario over the price of natural gas. But future planning of Trans- Canada PipeLines would re- quire their differences to be set- tled. The Commons statement fol- lowed Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield asking Prime Minister Trudeau whether the energy minister was reflecting government policy when he said outside the Commons that the federal government has no role to play in energy differ- ences bcVreen Ontario and Al- berta. Mr. Macdonald intervened to say that what he had indicated was that Ottawa doesn't want to get into the middle of the acr- imony which 5s developing. Speaker Lucien Lamoureux cut him off at that point. Ontario is concerned about keening down the price of gas while Alberta seeks higher pet- roleum prices. The western province says it also wants a bigger say in exports, now con- trolled by the National Energy Board. Mr. Macdonald told the Com- mons that it is the of Alberta Premier-Peter Loug- heed that differences between provinces be settled before there is a national meeting on energy. The federal minister said Wednesday that present plans called for a federal-pro- vincial energy conference this fall. Meanwhile, the Alberta gov- ernment says it will take its plan to give the provinces a voice in energy export decisions to Ottawa for discussion with the federal cabinet. Bill Dickie, minister of mines and minerals, told toe legisla- ture Thursday "I hope we can be very persuasive in our pre- sentation to the federal cabi- net." He was replying to Jim Henderson, Social Credit house leader. Mr. Henderson had asked if the minister thought Alberta's proposals "are going to be se- riously entertained" by Ottawa. Mr. Dickie also said Alberta, which announced its energy plan Wednesday, has not yet formally passed on its recom- mendations to the federal gov- ernment. Alberta's plan calls for a re- structuring of the National En- ergy Board into an "energy ex- port board" made up of mem- bers appointed by both the fed- eral government and provincial governments involved in the production of energy for export. Later, Mr. Henderson said the plan is "so superficial as to be foolish." "What a phony thing that he said outside the legislature. If the Alberta government had its way, it means "the federal government would not have jur- isdiction on exports unless the provinces agreed to give it to them." Militant Indians to lay down arms WOUNDTD KNEE, S.D. (AP) Militant Indian leader Rus- sell Means heads for Washing- ton under arrest today to meet federal officials under pro- visions of a peace agreement ending the 37-day siege of Wounded Knee. Indians who held the village are scheduled to lay down their arms Satur- day. Means, head of the American Indian Movement and three other representatives of the insurgent Indians will meet in the capital Saturday with Leonard Garment, special con- sultant to President Nixon. They will discuss the need for and the workings of a presiden- tial treaty commission. The six-point agreement end- ing the siege was signed late Thursday by the A.I.M. leaders and Assistant U.S. Attoraev- General Kent FrizzelL In addi- tion to Means's trip to Washing- ton, the pact calls for: Indian militants to leave Wounded Knee, submit to arrest and be taken to Rapid City for arraignment as soon as is received that the Wash- ington meeting is under way at 9 a.m. EST Saturday: federal investigation of Indian affairs on the Pine Ridge Reserve, where about Og- lala Sioux live, and an audit of tribal funds: justice department consider appro- civil suits to pro- tect legal rights of individual Oglala Sioux Indians against unlawful acts by the tribal or federal governments; presidential treaty com- mission to re-examine the 1863 treaty with the Sioux nation; a meeting in Washing- ton next month between Indian leaders and White House repre- sentatives to discuss Indian af- fairs. Means surrendered to federal officials after the peace agree- ment was signed. He was ar- raigned later in Rapid City, S.D.. before U.S. Magistrate James Wilson. University program to Prices take another upward bounce tion in Goncrcss. in an in- ability Ifl pick up tfanfrib'e sup- port from other capitate for a inulti national aid prograin- PresJdent Nguyen Van Thicm of South Vietnam meanwhile pledged in his first send that vxfjM "never. iM ask the Uraled Slates to troops back to Vietnam. OTTAWA the prtmnre for the program's first two years of operation. Tb? SZTO.onn for the third .nnd years of 1b? hrve cnir- by 10 kill laywg birds and reduce an egg j-urplus. The program will bs open Jo OTV stpdent years of age w oVe- and -Hll function ;mdcr esTflanc U of L admission re- quirements. ;