Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SHOWERS FOtKAST HIGH SATURDAY 50 The Lcthbridge Herald VOL. LXIU No. 112 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES Early Federal Election Call Rumor Stalled By VICTOR MACKIE Herald's Ottawa OTTAWA Don't look for an early federal election even if the Parti Quebecois and the Separatist cause, gets strong support in the April 29 Quebec election. That is the word here from top Liberal party and (ovemment sources who strongly disagreed Friday with suggestions that a powerful showing by Rene Levesque and his party at the provincial polls would force Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to call an early general election. The federal Liberals don't look for a strong surge of strength in the part Quebecois' support. They con- cede that Mr. Levrsque may do better than had been anticipated earlier in the campaign. However, even if Mr. Levesque succeeded in win- ning a raich greater percentage of voles than the Lib- erals expect, there would have to be a period in which the "fall-out" from the Quebec vole would be allowed to settle, said one Liberal spokesman. Serve Muddy Waters "To call an early election, say this year or in 1971 would only serve to muddy the waters. It would be much better to allow them to settle and clarify in Quebec before the federal party went to the he explained. Other Liberals, who have given considerable thought to the situation since the surprise result of the public opinion polls were announced last weekend, agreed with this conclusion. A hurried federal election would only make a serious situation that much worse. It would be much .better to allow the federalist supporters "and the Separatist supporters in Quebec to re-group. The Quebec election is expected by political planners in Ottawa to remove muchjof the "gray area" from the Quebec provincial political situation. Explain Situation "H should be clear just where the people of Quebec are beading. The gray should be gone and the black and white positions on the issues more apparent. When the federal poliiical strategists in all parties at Ottawa have the Quebec election results in front of them'they will have a clearer picture of just what lies ahead in one optimistic Liberal spokesman explained. Once there has been a "polarization" around the group advocating Separatism and those advocating Quebec, continue as part of Canada, all political parties will have clearer ideas what to do in French speaking Canada. At any rate that is the hope of the politicians here.' An eeriy federal- ekc'ion would-yrove nothing. It would give the impressnxTftet the Federal Lib- eral party had panicked. K would'exacerbate a. situa- tion in French-speaking Canada-, that would be. better left to calm down affer.the' emotion charged provincial election campaign, political strategists suggested here, they argued against any early federal campaign taking place. Watching Outcome Mealtime the federal Liberal cabinet is watching the outcome of the campaign in Quebec with, some degree of concern. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's government -has more French Canadian ministers occupying important portfolios than any previous government in this; coun- try's history. The French Canadian ministers are well aware that their future, the future of the present fed- eral government and perhaps the future of Canada rests on developments now shaping up hi Quebec. The planners in the prime minister's office have been preparing for a possible federal election In 1972 or perhaps early in 1973. The government's five year term expires June The great emphasis in the prime minister's office is to plan'for the future and not to be stampeded by events. Suggestions of a "snap election" bring violent re- actions from the planning groups. Especially would there be caution in precipitating general election if "national unity" was to be a ma jor issue and the highly disturbed situation in Quebec had not had an opportunity to'settie down. Better to give the people of Quebec a chance to cool off after the highly charged provincial campaign and have some quiet second thoughts about the future of the province and its role in confederation, is the argument advanced ia official circles. Bertrand Promises To Handle Trudeau By DOS MACPHERSON QUEBEC Bertrand prom- Bed Thursday to "put Trudeau in his place" if Quebecers give hfe'governing Umon Nationale party a dear mandate in next Wednesday's general election. Meanwhile, liberal Leader Robert Bourassa criticized the Union Nationale and the separa- tist Parti Quebecois for contra- dicting themselves in their cam- paign statements and PQ chief Rene. Levesque said an inde- pendent Quebec would have no federalist pofetkal parties. Also, Roland Maria, leader ol the Quebec New Democratic Party, said Ms party may go to Commons Ends Budget Debate WATCH RKOVEIY OPBIATIONS A group watches the recovery operation of five barrels of cyanide thai were dropped into the St. Lawrence River from a ship in Montreal Thursday. Divers Recover Poison Gas Drum MONTREAL (CP) The last of five 250-pound drums of cyan- ide powder windi dropped into Montreal's barber's Bickenfike Auto Union Lashes Out At Agnew ATLANTIC CTTYi N.J. (AP) The United Auto Union :has. Vice-Presi- dent Spin Agoew and Attor- ney General John Vitcbell of staging a campaign al repres; ekh against Americans who es- pouse unpopular causes. UAW takes its stand firmly against the arbitrary treatment of the unpopular by government and insists that official power must operate with respect for individual free- the member union said in a convention reso- lution adopted Thursday. "Agnew tries to heighten our differences, split the country and make it unpopular to dis- said Steve Schlossberg, UAW general counsel. "He is also selective. When a mob turns over a school bus in the South he says it was angry parents. But when kids demon- strate for peace, they're 'im- pudent snobs.' The convention overwhelm- ingly re -'elected 62-year-old Walter P. Reuther to Ms 13th straight two year term in the first contested election for the union presidency in 21 years. Reuther defeated Art Fox, 49, of the union's Dearborn, Mich., Ford local by votes .to 220. Basin Thursday night was re- covered today. 'Harbor police said "every- thing seems to be normal and there is no danger at all." The last drum was recovered at about 11 a.m., 19 hours after it and four others slipped from a cargo sling being used to load a Danish .freighter. The four other drums were re- covered from the sill-covered floor of the murky 32-foot-deep basin late Thursday. The fifth slipped from the recovery sling as it was being hauled 'out and divers -bad to suspend their search until early, today.' A total of fen from the but faff landed on the deck of the freighter Tobias Maersk- which, was to carry the. 544oa ship-' ment to Manila. One of the drums recovered from the basin Thursday was ruptured in the fall and had to be placed in. a hermetically- sealed .container for shipment back to the manufacturers, Cy- anamid of Canada Ltd., in Niag- ara Falls, Ont The rate o( the leak was re- ported to be at one-tenth the danger level set by the federal government A Cyanamid spokesman said if all the drums had ruptured, the powder released would have dissolved and killed all marine life'in the surrounding area. An official of the company said the accident was a one-in- a-million occurrence; thus there was no need for more stringent safety precautions. OTTAWA (CP) Finance Uinigfer Edgar Benson's March 12 DBlget, which didn't levy new taxes, was given a passing glance Thursday as the Com- mons ended a six-day budget debate with the emphasis on pet peeves. The House didn't bother to vote formally on the budget when the debate ended. Instead it passed on motion approving in general Mr. Benson's policies. The sharpest criticism came from Robert Thompson Red who said the budget was balanced at the expense of provincial and municipal needs. He and Marvin Howe (PC-Wel- lington) also said the two-per- cent social development tax wss to raise funds for medical care insurance and was being mis- used to balance the budget. Mr. Benson estimated a 1970- 71 surplus of on rev- "enue of and spending of PM CRITICIZED Prime Minister Trudeau and Health Minister John Munro New Base Metal ,Mine Located TORONTO (CP) Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. said today it has located a "new base metal mine" nine miles southeast of Flin Flon, Man. President Eric S. Austin told the company's'annual meeting the "mineable orebody" of cop- per and zinc totals about tens to the depth. He said the find will be named the Centennial Mine to commemorate Manitoba's 100th birthday. He also said two other depos- its of "economic potential" have been located in the Flin Flon- SnowLake area. came in for more criticism than Mr. Benson however. Lome Nyslrom ton-Melville) said Mr. Trudeau has done more to harm national unity than any other prime min- ister. Mr. Nystrom, at 23 the young- est MP, said bilingualism and biculturalism are fine but the government must solve the bread-and-butter issues or face further alienation in the, coun- try. Not only Quebec but .the West was questkning the fed- eral system, he said. The war on poverty had turned into a war on the poor as inflation was fought with unem- ployment; high interest rates, declining farm incomes, frozen pensions, and attempts to freeze wages. Mr. Munro took his lumps from fellow Liberal Harold Staf- ford who said the health minister has taken a "myopic" view. in. saying the: medical manpower situation is good in Canada. Mr. Stafford said it isn't as good as-many East European countries" and is being kept at present levels by an inflow of doctors from needy countries. He quoled'a United Nations re- port that-labelled Canada "a manpower bandit" the Supreme Court of Canada to contest decision by the CBC and the Canadian Radfo-Te'.evi- sion Commission which denies it free-time political broadcasts. Mr. Bertrand said in a speech at Beauceville, 46 miles south of Quebec City, that a strong Union Nationale government uwild tell Prime Minister Tru- deau that it is ths "voice of Quebec" demanding the prov- ince's rights. He said the Union Nationale would demand decentralization cf administrative and taxation powers and oppose style" centralized federalism. THEIR OWN MASTERS "We are gang to take the time to agree among ourselves and we are going to ask Ottawa and the other provuices to un- derstand belter the aspirations of a Quebec which waits to be more the master in its emu house." The phrase "masters in our own house" was the Quebec Liberals' campaign slogan in the 1962 Quebec general elec- tion. Mr. Bourassa said in St. Johns the Union Nationale and the Parti Quebecois are deeply divided, as shown by the contra- statements made by their leaders during the cam- PREMIER BERTRAND rights for Qnebecers paign. The two parties "beat all for division and he said. "The same day, (Premier Jean-Jacques) Bertrand calls the "pequistes' revolutionaries, Police Hold Rebels Sardinians Give Pope Big Assassination Attempt Fails NEW YORK (AP) A gun- shot was fired today at Chiang Ching Kuo, vice-premier of Na- tionalist China, as he entered a hotel. Chiang was not hit, but the shot hit a revolving door as he walked through it. He is the son of President Chiang Kai- shek. Long Liquor Trips Ended MOOSONEE, Out. (CP) Residents of this North em.Ontario community were staggered last week when a new store was opened. It was a liquor store, put- ting an end to 136-mile trips to Cocbrane and to'mail or- ders. H also sent drunk and dis- orderly charges up by 100 per cent. Israeli Jets Guerrilla Bases TEL AVIV (Reuters) Is- raeli jets twice attacked Arab guerrilla bases in Jordan, a Syr- ian army post and Egyptian military targets along the Suez canal today, a military spokes- man said. The attack on the Syrian post follows the killing Thursday of two Israeli tivih'ans and the wounding of five others in the Golan Heights. The targets attacked on the Egyptian front were in the southern sector of the way. The spokesman said the raid lasted 90 minutes. Earlier, Israeli planes at- tacked two guerrilla bases in the Jordan Valley, he said. CAGLIARI (AP) Pope Pail today received a tumultuous welcome of clanging bells, shotfers of gardenias and roar- ing cheers from Sardini- ans in a visit to this Italian Mediterranean.island, the first by a pope in more than years. Minutes after his jetliner1 touched down, the Pope an- nounced he had come to reward Sardinia's shepherds and others for their "age-old and proven fidelity1' to hard work and Christian courage. Later, surrounded by tadreds of thousands, the Pope conducted aii open-air mass be- fore the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, whose wooden image was washed ashore here six centuries ago. It was to honor this shrine, which sits on a rise above Cagti- ari harbor, and to mingle with the strongly Catholic Sardini- ans, that the Pope came on this ninth trip outside mainland Italy of his seven-year rtign. 'Who.do yoa recommend? while one" of his caboxt minis- ters says the UN could form an alliance with the PQ." He also referred to Premier Bertrand's threat of double tax- ation on Quebecers if the fed- eral government does not sat- isfy Quebec's fiscal demands. "He was talking again yester- day about double taxation. What's changed since last month, when he was promising a whole series of tax reductions, the abolition of succession duties, a raise in tax exemp- From PORT OF SPAIN (CP) Black Power rebels in the army hive surrendered and are being held in police detention, Trini- dad authorities.announced 'today. Acting Police Commissioner Tony May said 78 rebel soldiers who mutinied during Black Power demonstrations which swept the Caribbean bland had decided to give in aud the situa- tion now is "under control." The soldiers mutinied at their headquarters at Tetron Bay, 12 miles from here, after, a state of emergency was1 declared. They took a hostages, shot it out with loyal troops and cap- .tured Trinidad'6 only armory, forcing the government r to ap- peal to overseas countries for arms. The U.S. and Venezuela sent arms.' Comedian, T JJlC In MIAMI (AP) Herb Shrin- er, the 51-year-old entertainer, and his wife were killed Thurs- day night in an automobile ac- cident. Shrirsr was a humorist who made his reputation as a iow key comedian, interspersing jokes and stories between har- monica solos. He was a frequent guest op many of the top network vari- ety television shows. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN JOKE PLAYER Bill (Goosey) Limley having a birthday prank backfire as he left a friend's home and found a white gan- der in Die back seat of his car, singing "I'm going Back To Where I Come From" Bill Provick laden with several tons of odd pos- sessions of odd shapes and odd sizes, trying to figure out bow to put them all in one mini-sports car and still room left for himself, .a friend and the friend's worldly possessions with all being part of a move to Ot- tawa. French Firm Purchases Ranch At Pincher Creek CAMPUS SHOWFItCE Is Ohio Slot. Uni- versity's 24-storey (win dormitories. Pernod of France, the con- glomerate corporation which sponsored the two chartered planes of. French hunters to Lethbridgc in 1968 and 1969, has purchased the Geitz Ranch west of Pincher Creek and has plans to build H into one of southern Alberta's top tourist attractions. Located IK miles west of Beauvals Lake, the acre spread was sold for Plans call for the start of con- struction on lodges at the ranch this year to accommodate va- cationers from Prince and other parts of Europe during the summer months. Six chartered plane loads ire io come this summer and 18 are proposed for 1971, The newly formed Relax Travel Agency of Lethbridge is handling arrangements for the flights. Dan Royer of Lethbridge, president of Relax Travel, said plans call for specialization in organized tours to southern Al- berta from France for the pres- ent .and later expansion to other countries ui Europe. A part of the arrangements will also include special fishing and hunting trips for European sportsmen Io Canada. This fall there will not be a pheasant hunt here, but a duck hunt instead at Rimouski, Que- bec. Many of the vacationers from France will be here specifically to study local tourist, catering and transportation operations. The pleasure side of the busi- ness trips will be relaxation at the BeauvaU Ranch THE DAY AFTR DAY It's the day after Earth Day at New York's Madison Square Garden and it looks at if the word aboul the clean-up, campaign just didn't get around In some debris..? It was left behind when o mob of youngsters tried to break into a line of about fans wailing to buy tickets for the New York Knicks playoff games. The ensuing melee, brought out the police. Some fans were turned away after the box office doted.