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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta I THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Auflusl 7, 1971 Harkness tells of Tory government blow-up Hy DAVE Mcl.YTOSII OTTAWA (CP) Douglas Harkness says most of the Diefenbaker cabinet was on his side in the great nuclear debate that finally broke apart (lie John Diefenbaker government and led to Con- servative defeat at the polls in IMS. everybody ex- jept Diefenbaker, Green and one or two others were on my the former defence minister said in an interview. "I have often wondered why the" didn't resign when I did. Of course, most of them were frightened of Diefe.-rjaker." Howard Green was external affairs minister at the time and the strongest backer of the then prime minister. Air. Harkness, who an- nounced recently he will not seek re-election in the Parfement, put on the record for the first time many of the details of his struggle with Mr. Diefenbaker on the nu- clear arms issue. He himself had deliberately forced the issue lo a head be- cause Mr. Diefenbaker wanted to keep putting it off. ONE SEAT Mr. Harkness, MP for Cal- gary Centre, has been in the Commons Tor 26 years. He was in (he army for six years before that, serving overseas in the during the Sec- ond World War. "There's no doubt I could be he said. "The Liberals will win one seat at Hie most on the Prai- ries in the next election. That's James Richardson." Supply Minister Richardson represents Winnipeg South. "But I'll be (J9 or 70 by the lime of the next election. It's a great mistake for people to hang on here too long. ''The greatest example of that is Diefenbaker. "Besides, the Commons is losing its interest for me, Three-quarters of the speeches have been made scores or even hundreds of times before. "The people making the s think they are new. Bui they are the same old especially wheat and fish." He grinned broadly. He was JOHN DJEFENBAKER Gladiator Bigger...Beeiier For large campers or heavier loads CVW TO IBS. Test-Drive Ihe extra go-power of 4-Wtieel Drive car UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. S. Phone 327.2805 Edmonton police get pay raise EDMONTON (CP) Ed- monton Police Association and the city liavc agreed lo a two- year contract carrying a nine- j per-cent salary increase in the first year and a seven-per-cent raise in the last year. The nine-per-eent in 1971 will raise the salary of first class constables to which will jump to in the second year. The 800-man force has beenq without a contract since t h e end of last year. Harold Hill, supervisor of the personnel department's labor relations and pay administra- tion division, said fringe bene- fits are being studied. Among the benefits sought by police are double time for overtime instead of time-and-a- half, a review of the standards and calibre of weapons and early retirement including vol- u n t a r y retirement after 2( years and compulsory retire- ment at age CO. Two minor fringe benefits were agreed upon in the wage settlement: shift differential will be increased in 1972 to 15 cents an hour from 10 and the police will receive an extra half-day statutory holiday. ng-iculture minisl in the Diefenbaker ,vernmcnt be- fore liis appointment de- fer Tradeaus visit Healh Sept. 5 aud 6 OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau will meet British Prime Minister Edward Heath Sept. 6 in Britain, it was an- nounced Friday. A statement from the prime minister's office said the talks "on matters of common inter- est" will take place "at a time suggested by Mr. Heath follow- ing a short private visit which Mr. and Mrs. Trudeau will be paying lo Britain on their return from a European holiday." The statement said the prime minister and his wife will be spending the night of Sept. 5 at Chequers, the country home of Mr. Heath. The meeting will be without any formal agenda. MEMBERSHIP FIGURE The International Air Trans- port Association is 25 years old and includes ]03 member air- lines. CITY COMMISSIONER CITY OF RED DEER THE POSITION. Chief executive and odminislralive official for a City of populolion. Responsible only lo Council. THE CITY OF RED DEER is localed midwoy between the Citiei of Edmonton and Calgary in the centre of a prosperous mix- ed farming area, has provision for education up lo and in- cluding second year university and a wide variety of recre- ational facilities. It serves a trading area of over THE COMMISSIONER IS RESPONSIBLE for ihe co-ordination, direction and administration of all executive nnd admini- strative policies of Ihe City, presentation to Ihe Council and administration of an annual operating budget of nearly 7 million, a capita.! budgel of about one million and utilities budget of approximately 3.i million. He is responsible for tha regulation of all officials, depurmenll and staff, the administration of oil City properly, and the operation of the public utilities and services of the City. He is required to make recommendations to Council on all malters of City policy and on all matters of legislation whether local or otherwise. THE SALARY RANGE is to per annum with starling salary range to per annum de- pending on qualifications and experience. Additional com- pensation includes pension, group life and group medical coverage. THE APPLICANT wo seek will hove brood experience in thi municipal field and considerable! managerial and admini- strative experience. Ho will have initiative, energy and dedication. FURTHER INFORMATION regarding Ihe Cily and duties of Ihe Commissioner may bo obtained from Ihe Personnel Darjarl- monl, Cily Hall, Red Deer, Alberta. APPLICANTS nrfl rnquosled to send full details of their quali- fications, r-xperir-nco ond personal history, in confidence, to Iho Chairman of the Personnel Committee, City Hall, Red Deer, Alborla, not later than Auqusl 1 7lh, 1971. He resigned the portfolio Sirr'ay, Feb. 3, 1M3, afk. final blow-up with Mr. Diefen- baker. The gDvernir.ent fell two clay? late., and the Con- servative. are still out of power. "Up to three before the final break, my relations 1th Diefenbakcr wcve quite good, "Mr Harkness said. "I bccarr. insistent that we had lo complete r.egotiations with Americans to get nu- clear warheads. I kept bring- TO the matter in bu' t' ecision was always delayed. "The point of it all was tliis: We had adopted a gen- eral am1 equipment poliry several years before T was defence minister, in which involved the a-quisilion of weapons which required nuclear ammunition. "V'c Trillion-odd to get these weapons deliv- ered -nd the people trained in their use. Once they trained we e t' get t nu- clear warheads. "We had made commit- "I to N'ATO and lo the United States. But the nego- tiations dragged en for a long time. Even they started be- fore I took defence. TO BE SCRAPPED "ft was an indefensible posi- tion for me to fake not to sup- ply the necessary "I was constantly being as- sured that there would be an agreement with the U.S. But at this point Mr. Diefenbaker refused to carry through with the agreement. "it was an impossible posi- tino for me. I couldn't possi- bly live with it and defend it. "On Jan. 26 Diefenbaker made an ambiguous state- ment in the Commons on lite matter. The press took it that the million of equipment was going to be scrapped. "Diefenbaker had in his statement our original agreement was and that nego- tiations with the U.S. were going on. But it was cloudy and got overlooked. "So I brought the matter to a head by issuing a clarifying statement that we had agreed to ge' nuclaer arms "That brought it 'to a head all right. "There was a cabinet meet- ing on Sunday morning (Feb. 31 at 24 Suss'- (prime minis- terial 'QUITE A SCENE' "It was one of those meet- ings where no minutes are kept. "ft was supposed to settle the nuclear businesc once and for all. "Most of the ministers sided will] me, as they had done be- fore when the cabinet dis- cussed it. There was a lot of shouting. It was quite a scene." (At this point Hr. Harkness declined to go into further de- tail, saying he might be ac- cused of breaking his cabinet oath of secrecy.) "I walked out. But nobody walked out with me. "If the cabinet had been firm on the nuclear issue and had insisted that Diefenbaker accept the arms or resign, there nwild have been no breakup of the government. "We would have had the arms or Diefnebaker would have left. "Without any question, I would f' the le again." Mr. Harkness said that once he had resigned he stayed avay from discussion among some cabinet ministers about the possibility of Mr. Diefen- baker being replaced. But he said the cabinet kne Sunday that it was going to be beaten in the Commons Tuesday night on a confidence vole. Social Credit had enough votes to help the Liberal- ;nd NDP defeat the Conservatives. SETTLED Robert Thompson, then So- cial Credit leader, had lord the minority government his group would vote against it unless it settled the nuclear issue and brought in a new budget. UOWABD GREEN The nuclear issue was not settled by Mr. res- ignation, at least insofar as any public announcement was concerned. But the fate of the govern- ment was. Two other minisl e r George Hecs r.nrl Pierre Sc- after the gov- ernment's defeat and Donald Fleming, the finance minister, announced he would not seek re-election. Mr. Harkness also said Mr. Diefenbakcr never told him but should the re- lationship between Mr. Se- vigny, his associate defence minister, and Gerda Munsin- ger, th eallegcd security risk. The Liberals disclosed the Munsinger case in 1966 and a royal commission found that Mr. Sevigny had continued to see the Crerman-born woman despite a warning from Mr. Diefenbaker. Mr. Harkness said Mr. Se- vigny should have been trans- ferred to a less sensitive port- folio. STORY FOR FUTURE He has written an account ot the whole nuclear affair but it in unlikely to be made pub- lic until 1083 at the earliest. Mr. Harkness has tliree cop- ies, one of them for the na- tional archive. The former artillery colonel also said that the Conserva- tives let Liberal Prime Minis- ter Lester Pearson off the hook in February, J96S, ivhcn the government was beaten in the Commons on a tax bill. He said the Conservatives did so for the national good. There was a financial crisis at the time and Mr. Pearson advised Robert Stanfield, Con- servative leader, that the bot- tom would fall out of the Ca- nadian dollar if an election, wit.i all its uncertainties, were held, Mr. Harkness said. He added that to buttress this argument, Mr. Pearson had his top financial advisors give private briefings to the Conservatve party leader- ship. HAD BAD LUCK Mr. Harkness said: "If there had been an elec- tion then, Pearson would probably still have been prime minister because there ivouid have been no time for a Liberal leadership convention. "It was assumed by most people then that we would have won the election because Trudeau had not Irecome Lib- eral leader at that time. "But you cannot assume that. If the bottom ted fallen out of the dollar, we blamed probably have been blamed for it and might have won fewer seats than we did get later in IOCS. "We had bad luck when Trudeau won the Liberal lead- ership. "But Stanfield will win "the next election, especially it it is next summer." Mr. Harkness led an unsuc- cessful revolt in IMS to re- move Mr. Diefenbaker from the Conservative leadership. He was one of the original backers o[ Mr.- Stanfield for the leadership when the revolt U'fls finally successful in 1907. "We made .he right Mr. Harkness said. DOUGLAS HARKNESS Show us. Show yourself. In the Canadian Armed Forces you'll have a real opportunity modern inlantry training in a man's world of action among men. We're interested in you and we look alter you. You'll get experience and good pay. you'll enjoy (he benefits ol 30 days leave each year. As well as Ihe opportunity to see new places The Military Career Coun- sellor will give you all the de- tails on the intantry-make your move. BRIDGE TOWN HOUSE MOTEL 12 Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August II, 1971 THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES Calgary faces water rationing CALGARY (CP) City resi- dents were asked Friday to re- duce water consumption or face rationing. The temperature soared to 95 degrees Thursday to tie a rec- ord set in 1893 and water uso reached 109.6 million gallons. Utilities Commissioner George Cornish said if consump- tion exceeded 110 million gal- lons for a couple ot days trols would be imposed. ARE YOU PLAGUED BY WORRY AND FEAR BECAUSE YOU CANT QUIT Kick the habit... Smoke the Safer Smoke. By E. A. Carey This new kind of pipe makes it easy! Smoke it for 30 days at our risk! You have nothing to lose. Here'i what's different about Hill pipe. It's ihe firrt pipe in the world to uie an eduHcrcd pleeiure to imokeri. H't 10 dif- ferent in smoking quality that it's patented by the UNITED STATES GOVERN- MENT under patent number 3267941. vcnfcd It tmokes DRIER. Even dyed in the wool cigBrcUe smoker i find il easier loimoke and enjoy than any pipe, or any cigar they've ever tried. Borne say it's as easy as awitcliing from one brand of cigarettes lo mollicr. GIVE IT 30 never 50 back to ciearettel again. No cigarette, no cigar, nor any oiher pipe can give you the full rich flavor, aroma, (Jeep down faction, enjoyment, and peace, of mind that you get from a Carey Pipe. Here jj the way of it: The el cigarette smoking are not new. Long be- fore the Surgeon General iisued his nerve ahallerinfi report on SMOKING AND anted with Cancer, coronary disease, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema, was mounting rapidly. Il was then that I decided to switch to pipe. That wat over JO years ago. Like mod other wnokwj I Just couldn't tolerate the goo, the bitter- ness, the tongue bite, nnd that stale, foul, fin-taste that reiulti from smoking en ordinary pipe. As reiult 1 dedicated hundreds of hours Marching for the ideal all the disappointing gad- gets, and never finding a [ingle, solitary pipe that would smoke houi after hour, day after without bitterness, bite or In disgust f gevc up ind went bark to and of coune back to COUGHING. WHEEZING. CHOKING. Il waB then I derided to try to work out on rny own, someihing u-ould not leave my mouth lasting like the proverbial blacktmilh'a glove. Thousands of erptrimenls and five long disappointing years later, almost by accident, I hit Upon e solution. A solution 10 simple but to effee. live that il made smoking a pipe an entirely new anrl excitinc smoking experience. By lifirnessinE four gretti natural lnwi thil invention e'ves you everything you want in D satisfying smoke. It doesn't inquire any breaking in, from the first it smokes amokei right down lo the last bit of tobacco with- out brie. It nei-cr has lo be resled, and it il nevfr has to be cleaned; yet it il utterly impossible for goo or sludge to reach your tongue, brcouEe tins invention does not allow the poo to foim. In appearance and in quality, the Carey Pipe ii like any of the two or three leading World brands. The bowl is made of the finest selected premium briar. Imported especially for this use. The bit is conven- tional in made of molded newest and material lor pipe bin. The color and finish are what you would eTpect in any of the best pipes on you will be proud to smoke. It is entirely free ol the outlandish contraptions Ihat proved" pipes in ihe pail. Discover the llinll of this new kind of imoking. Arc-pt our offer to LEND YOU Carry Pipe far 30 days' trial me. At end ol the Irial period, if you ssy the Carey Pipe has given you the greatest tmokiug pleasure of your life, you may keep it. But if you aie willing to go back to your old smoking habit, break the Carey into biU, return I lie pieces and the trie! will havfl Before we send you your pipe we would like to know the style you prefer so tend us your name TODAY and we'll Knd you absolutely free our complete trial offer icyles so JDU can decide for yourself whether or not thousands of Carey smokeri are right when they say the Carey Pipe if the greatest smoking invention ever patented. Remember you have nothing to lose. One hundred thousand doctors hava kicked Ihe cigarette habit. YOU CAN TOO, THE EASY WAV. Write today! E. A. Carey, 1920 Sunnycide Avo., Chicago, III. 60640 A. Corey Company, 2717 Vonoo Street, Toronto, Ontario No. 0-31 LETHBRIDGE WEST POLLING SUB-DIVISIONS DY Sine [KlHJtVL H) ;