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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 50 The LctWnridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 100 LETHBIUDGK, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL J5, 1972 I'KICE NOT OVER ID Cli.YI'b SEVEN SECTIONS -99 PAGES No change in Canada-U.S. trade issues By JOHN HAY OTTAWA (CP) Beneath expressions of satisfac- tion from both sides, there appears littie evidence that Prime Minister Trmicau and President Nixon made pro- gress on Hie Canatlri-U.S. trade deadlock beyond ail agreement to take another look at their positions. Officials speaking for Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Nixon after lire leaders met Friday indicated Canada has won another assurance from Mr. Nixon that the United States is not demanding a continuing trade surplus with Canada in future years. But, in their briefings for reporters, they made it clear that tho leaders did not budge from bargaining positions taken during months of futile negotiations on a number of trade irritants between the two countries. The talks broke off Feb. 9 after Washington officials decided there was no chance of settlement. Ronald Zieglor, While House press secretary, jaid the two leaders agreed "to review their positions with a view to getting the ialks started again.' Later, a Canadian official used almost the Both stressed that no time period for the reviews was discussed, though Mr. Ziegler said the United States would like resumption pretty soon. Auto pact bypassed The Canadian official, spoke on the under- standing that his name not he used, said the most con- tentious issue in (he trade talks the auto pact was not dealt with specifically. Canadian officals said before the president's arrival Thursday they were looking forward to harder evi- dence from Mr. Nixon of the "fantastically new state- ment" Mr. Trudeau said he got fi'om the president dur- ing their meeting in Washington last December. Mr. Tvudcau said that was a presidential assur- ance that the United States does not demand a con- tinuing trade surplus with Canada to help pay for the investments Americans make in Canada. The government won that confirmation when Mr. Nixon told a joint sitting of Parliament Friday that Washington does not "always want a surplus trade with Canada so that we could always export capital there." But the Canadian official noted tile difference be- tween that long-run issue, on which agreement seems complete, and the short-run trade dispute. In the short-run, lie said, the United States is to difficulty and wants its trading partners to help. He said Mr. Trudeau offered sympathy and under- standing. In the trade talks, Washington has been seeking changes in trading arrangements with Canada, espe- cially the auto pact, have led to a Canadian trade surplus with the United States in the last few years. Ottawa says that surplus may not, he permanent, and that Canada needs to sell more to the United States than it buys in order to earn extra U.S. dollars to pay interest and dividends to U.S. investors. Mr. Nixon said in his speech he understands that view since the United States sought freedom from de- pendence on European capital before the First World War. Aside from that pledge from the president, Cana- dian officials also wanted Nixon to help create an atmosphere that could lead to resumption of the trade talks. Asked whether he thought Mr. NLxon had met IJmsfl hopes, one Canadian official said be is "happy with what ho said." "We're all please. The discussions between Mr. Tnideau and Mr. Nix- on were very general over a range of bilateral and international issues. U.S. Press given book 011 Canada KOI) CL'HKIE OTTAWA (CP) A concise history of Canada, its capital and government is presented lo the American press travelling here with President Nixon in a red- bound nulshell. Distributed to the 90-plus members of the press on their flight from Washington, the elaborate gold-em- bossed (Incumcnt-knoisn as the Travellers Bible opens wifh a color map of Canada. "Lileracy in Canada is virtually says n section of background notes prepared by the depart- ment. Although more than two-thirds of Canada's esti- mated 21.7 million population lives vvithin 100 miles of Hie U.S. border "Canadians and Americans are not 'just alike' as casual and uninformed observers fre- quently it adds. Such books arc traditionally issued lo the travelling White House press corps 05 all presidential visits abroad. They are not always red. Ttie book for Nixon's visit lo China Ihe land of Chairman Mao's Little Rod Rook of quotations was bound in green. "Almost half of Canada is a plateau of rock." jsy the stale rlrparlmrnt nnles dalcd April. and ap- parently put together for Nixon's stale visit. "The Canadian climate varies greatly but "may Iw described generally as being cool and temperate, with long, cold winters." Under the "foreign it notes that Canada has marie recent efforts to diversify economic- ally in light of "its considered need (o provide, in Ihe interests of strengthening Canadian independence, some counterweights In what seems to be a nervasive U.S. Great Lakes pollution cleanup planned Historic pact signed ARTS CENTRE GALA President Nixon, Mrs. Trudeau wife of Prime Minisler Trudeau, Mrs. Nixon and the prime minister are shown in the salon of the National Arts Centra in Ottawa Friday night. The two leaders ond their wives attended a performance by the National Arts Centre orchestra. (CP Wirephoto) Countries 'real problems' remain unsolved Nixon pledges respect for Canada OTTAWA fCP) A tactful President Bichard M. Nixon pledged American respect for Canada's identity but said Fri- day "real problems" remain to Given farewell OTTAWA (CP> President Nixon look off at a.m. EST in U.S. Air Force 1 for Washington after a '10-hour visit to Ottawa during which he con- ferred with Prime Minister Tru- deau, addressed Parliament and signed an agreement to clean up Great Lakes pollution. The president and Mrs. Nixon were seen off by Gov.-Gen. and Mrs. Roland Michener and the prime minister and his wife Margaret. They chatter! together under a cluster of umbrellas in the rain before the Nixons boarded the plane. be solved between the two coun- tries. Mr. Nixon will leave a grati- fied Canadian government when he departs for Washington today after a cordial 40-hour state visit marked by free trade in pre-elecfion compliments. The visit ends after the cere- monial signing by Mr. Nixon and Prime Minister Trudeau of R joint, agreement to clean up the Great Lakes. The two leaders met privately lor 90 minutes Friday, agreeing to a mutual review of positicns with the object of reopening trade talks deadlocked since Feb. 9. No deadlines were set or positions shifted. Following the talks, Mr. Nixon addressed a joint session of the Commons and Senate in a friendly speech that drew fre- quent applause and a standing ovation, Stiff security measures re- sulted in almost no public atten- tion as Mr. Nixon was whisked Viet Cong forces continue advance vj 'Someone lor you. SAKiON (API North Viet- namese tanks blasted their way Into An Loc today and hutnan- wnve assaults routed South Vi- etnamese forces from a fira base in the central highlands. The Viet Cong poured rockets and mortars into Saigon and Da Nang, South Vietnam's two big- gest cities, killing 51 Vietnam- ese and wounding -18, The at- tacks damaged 20 U.S. aircraft hut there were no reports of U.S. casualties. In the far north, an attempt to rcsupply surrounded South Viet- namese troops at Fire Base liastogne failed. A Viet Conf! broadcast after nightfall said South Vietnamese forces at An Loc had been de- stroyed and Ihe provincial Capitol "liberated." It added tnal Com- munist command troops then moved on down Highway 13 in an attempt to capture Chon Thanh, 15 miles soulh of An Loc. In Saigon, the South Vietnam- ese command said tlie situation in An Loc at the time of tlie Viet Cong broadcast had stabi- lized although tliere were ground attacks against Ilia southwestern perimeter. liUSH REINFORCEMENTS The South Vietnamese com- mand rushed paratroop rein- forcements to the southern and eastern edges of Hie city and L'.S. Air Force planes began making air drops of food and ammunition. through a busy day In a closer] black limousine. The Nixon address to Parlia- ment left government spokes- men beaming but Conservative. Leader Robert L. Stanfield, who also chatted privately with Mr. Nixon, said it confirmed liis im- pression that Canada faces "a period of hard bargaining'1 with the U.S. Mr. Nixon appeared sensitive to Canada's long-term fears of economic domination but marie it clear that real short-term problems exist for the U.S., which is suffering from a trade imbalance regarded as a factor in rising U.S. unemployment and prices. On U.S.-Canada relations, Mr. Nixon emphasized continuing friendship but said it is time to put aside "sentimental rheto- ric" and recognize that the two countries are essentially differ- OTTAWA Leeds United, bidding to win the Kng- lisb Football Association Cup for the first lime, defcaled Sec- ond-Division Birmingham Cily 3-0 today and reached the soc- cer final. Tn Ihe other semifinal. Arse- nal and Stoke City tied M and must replay at Everton's Goodi- Park stadium next Vvedncs- day. Jack Stanley Soltys, 21. of nth vSt. S., remained in critical I'onclitioii at I.ethbridgc Munici- pal Hospital with a bullet wound in the abdomen follow- ing a snoot in t; incident, early this morning al a house party Cl Ko LVHh N, John David Baird. 2o. of 32A SI. N., was arrested nnd charged with attempted mur- der following the shooting. F.airrf remanded in cus- tody without plea until April 19 when he appeared in Lclli- bridge magistrate's court this morning, This was the second attcmp- eel murder charge in Loth- bridge in two weeks, Anton Zimrncr, 37, Li sched- uled to appear in magistrate'.1; court May for a preliminary hearing for Ihe charge of ;it- lempled murder of his es- tranged wife April 6. Quints born EDIMll'liGII (Renter) Quintuplets born six weeks pre- maturely to a Scottish woman Friday arc "all in fine health at the moment." a hospital spokes- man said today. The quints four pirls and a boy were delivered by C.ir- sarhul srrlion Banpnur (Jr-n-