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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY NEAR 00 The LetKbridge Herald IIBKIuTitC, AUiKKTA, TIIUKSiJAY, AUGUST 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES PM said favoring Oct. 30 vote By VICTOR MACKIE llprahl Ottawa Hurl-atl OTTAWA I-ook for the: fed- eral election to be called for Oc- tober 30 with Prime Minister Pierre Trurloau making tlic an- nouncement at Ihc end of next week. Thai was the word today from members of the cabinet who have sat in on the discussions that have taken place this week with the Liberal campaign com- mittee. Prime Minister Trudeau Is the man who will pick the date. But he is expected (o take tho advice of his experts and they are suggesting Get, 30 as tho date. However as tho prime minister points out he is a "man to swim upstream" ami he could reject that advice and wait until next spring, He Is inclined to go to the country this fall it is under- stood. The question only re- maining njinarently is to pick the dau-. Oct. would mean enumera- tion can start alter Labour Day big advantage in compiling an ncciirale voters' list. Liberal campaign com- mittee under the joint chair- manship of Consumer Affairs Minister Robert Andras and Re- gional Expansion Minister Jean Marchand met Monday and Tuesday. Details of the latest Liberal parly poll have been kept secret with the commiltes being informed that they show change for the tetter. The poll shows an improve- ment for the Liberal; o! around four points, it was learned. That still Is not good enough to en- sure that the party would be re- turned with a majority in a fed- eral election but the Liberal planners are gambling that tho upward trend for the Grits will continue and improve rapidly as the federal campaign unfolds. ged strike es west ports V'NCOUVER (CP) Can- ada's west coast ports were shut down by a longshoremen's strike Wednesday, to the sur- prise of maritime employers and the disappointment of fed- eral government officials who were working on plans to get grain shipments moving again. 'COUNTER ATTACK While delegates msido Miami's Convention Centre heard President Nix- on exlolling tho virtues of his odministralion, police outsida 'were bottling 3.000 demonstrators intent on marring the president's acceptance speech. Above, an onti-war demonstrator using o club tries to knock cannisler of crowd-con- trol gas bock toward police who it. Al- together almost demonstrators ar- rested during the three days of Republican convention. Nixon pledges to forge American majority' not Olympics' only racists isy i'ox The Canadian Press The exclusion of Rhodesia from Ihe Olympic Games has produced elation among Black African countries and bitterness in Salisbury. The black Africans consider this latest turn of ev- ents another victory over Ihe Ian Smith administration in while-ruled Rhodesia. The smiles on the faces of African officials In Munich, Ihe Olympic site, proved Hint they consider the new setback for Smith brings closer the day when the black majority in Rhodesia finally assumes charge of that country. tint Rhodesian representatives at Ihe Games and spokesmen for tho .Smith administration in Salisbury were nol the only ones taking exception to tlie gen- eral air of African rejoicing over the expulsion. Apart from the gloomy forecast of a politically- dominated future for the Games made by outgoif-g Olympic chief Avery Hrumlage, there were bitter ex- pressions of opinion by some London newspapers. ADMITS HAC1SM One newspaper conceded thai Ihere is general ra- cial discrimination in Rhodesia which seriously affects the chances of black athletes who seek sports fulfilment during Ihcir formative years. Hut this admission was qualified with the conten- tion lhat Rhodesia puls no ban on a black alhlete or.cu he lias burst through the initial barriers. Possibly Ihe reaction which will draw most atteiv lion was lhat of Vatican Radio with il-s gospel quotation, "lie that is without sin among you, let him cast Iho firsl stone." The radio snid that some onlookers seeking to eval- uate Ihc Olympic decision will ask whether all Iho countries participating in the Munich (lames are free of "Ihe evil of racism which motivated the expulsion of Rhodesia." Observers quickly suggested lhat Ibis radio com- mentary might have referred to Communist countries. ACCUSK RUSSIA Perhaps tho most widely-publicized allegation of racism involving the Communist bloc at preser.l is lhat which focuses on Ihe .Soviet Union's alleged treatment of it.s Jewish population. But allegations of the same general sort have been aimed too at Presidcnl Amin of Uganda as a result of llic proposed expulsion from (he Kasl African coun- try of Ihousnnds of Asian residents who hold British passports. It was a charge nlong Ihcso lines by President Nyerere of neighlmring Tanzania which may have prompted Amin to back down from his short-lived Idea of cupelling nil Asians, including Ihosc with Uganda citizenship. Those who are alxml the Olympic deci- sion are certain to cite rcccnl events in countries such ns Uganda and also are surp lo recall the develop- ments preceding (lie Indo-Paki.sl.nr.i war assess- ing Pakistan's pniisc for Ihe Olympic ouster of Rho- desia. One. probability is, alwve all, of present Uiat Ihc expulsion of Rhodesia will prove a bitter issue of ronlrovorsy among Ihose involved in Olympic ar- rangement for many years lo como. MIAMI REACH (CP) President Nixon, demonstrating absolute mastery of his party, has accepted the Republican party's presidential nomination, pledging as his goal "a new American majority" forged of Republicans and disenchanted Democrats alarmed over Iho "radical" trend wilhin their ranks. While he brought Ihe Ihrcc- day national convention to a rhr-iring. fool-stomping climax niglk, some war critics and other dcmou- Klrators roamed the streets of this sweltering holiday resort, clashing time and again with police, smashing windows, at- tacking cars and generally .seeking to bring an "armed camp" atmosphere lo Ihe con- vention hall. Moro than BOO were ar- to more than the number collared by police since Monday, maybe a dozen were injured, including two policemen knocked from their motorcycles, and scores were treated for tear gas in- halation. But inside Nixon got every- thing he wanted: [Tis own re- nomination, the vice-president he wanted in Spiro T. Agnew, selected wilhoul opposition, ami Hie convention's on a parly platform drafted ex- nelly lo his liking, All hints of dissension, par- 11 c u I a r 1 y some rumblings against Nixon's handling of tho Vietnam war. had been effec- tively silenced. Endorsing two major themes of Ihe parly's vigorous campaign for tho youth vote, ant! its desire to ac- commodate Democrats, par- ticularly those of middle-ago and middlc-roari" Nixon made a direct appeal those millions who have been driven out of your home in Iho Democratic party." Without direcl mention of Democratic presidential nomi- nee Senator GcorRC McGovcrn, who other speakers, said is spearheading Ihe radical forces lhat have taken control of that party, Nixon said: "The choice in Ibis oleclion is not hclween radical change and no change. Tho choice is be- tween change lhat works and change Ihal won'l work." There were no sin-prises in I h e House spokesmen had discounted in advance rumors thai the presi- dent might make a sensational announcement concerning the Vietnam in general its tone supported reports Hint Nixon intends lo very prcs- Idcnlial" in this campaign, re- maining aloof from tlto give- rem-hell slyle of oratory. Keleasod MIAMt nKACIl, Via. (API Most of Ihc more than I .000 demonstrators arrcstcrl Wednesday night after being oulwilled in attempts lo disrupt Ihe finale of the Republican na- tional convention were released from jail today after posting nominal bonds. GOP TICKET .Agnew ond Nixon Nothing has moved across Vancouver's docks since Aug. 7 when Ihe cily's dockers walked out in a dispute with Ihe 13rilish Columbia Maritime Employers' Association over certain manning and hiring hall procedures. Wednesday's strike extended the stoppage to other B.C. ports Victoria, Duncan, Na- naimo, Port Albcrni, Prince Rupert and smaller through which some cargo had been moving. Another longshoremen worked in these ports. Don Garcia, B.C. President of the longshoremen's union, said the strike was called Wednes- day of the "lack of anything forthcoming at Ihe bargaining table" and Ihe min- imal federation response lo a union suggeslion lhat Ottawa nationalize grain handling here. He said the union had partici- pated in discussions with Ilia grains group, composed of fed- eral officials from the Canadian wheat board, the BCMEA, the union and William Kelly, who was Ihere as an observer for his boss, Labor Minister Marlin O'Connell. The union had recommended nationalization of grain loading "on a conlinuing basis with ILWU labor and with the gov- ernment in full control of all loading Mr. Garcia "We were prepared to load grain immediately if we could get an assurance from the gov- ernment thai Ihis would be on a continuing basis, not for Ibis contract only but for Ihe next conlracl and the one after lhat and so on. "We wanled a firm com- mitment which the government was unable to deliver at this time They said Ihis would lake quite a while and necessitate quite a bit of discussion with various federal government de- partments." COULD TAKE TIME Mr. Kelly, assislant depuly labor minister, said Ottawa had been informed of the union pro- posal "and they are fully aware of the details' of Ihe proposal, but to make a decision of prin- ciple is a serious matter and could take time." announces progr Latest jobless statistics economic upswing By .TAS1KS NELSON OTTAWA (CP) While unemployment remains high with more than jobless, some features of the govern- ment's latest employment sta- tistics show hints of economic improvement. Economists for years have been Irying to find the statistics that indicate what is likely lo he in store for the future. A few seem lo show upswings and paxtses in economic growth be- While this lowered the actual rale of unemployment, Ihe sea- sonally-adjusted rale, used to refleci the trend withoul the ex- treme swings between slack winter and high summer activ- ity, rose slighlly. III 1 Seen and heard About town spending an an- comfortable night camp- ing out, Melissa Page dis- covered she had her shoes on the wrong feet A jumbled get-a c u a i n I c d name lag Kiime being tabbed an exam- ple of administrative bungling by II r u c e Hawsoii. chief deputy minister of health and social development Kcitli Walls visiting Denver, Col- orado and neglecting to buy a Denver sandwich. fore olhers, though most stalls- Jobless, down from In tics come out too lale to show June, much more than what has hap- pened in the past, Among tticse so-called lead- ing indicators are the rales at which employees arc hired, the rales at which Ihey are laid off, and Ihe average length of the work week. When activity is picking up, particularly in the manufac- turing industry, employers tend to ask their workers to work longer hours. When employers arc confident of continued good times, Ihey then start to hire more. Those trends now appear to be emerging in the latest Sta- tistics Canada figures on em- ployment and hours of work. SIOItE ON .101! More workers arc on the job longer horn's Irian a year ago. The rale at which jobs are being filled is picking up. Fewer workers are on short term lay-off. And Ihe govern- ment's latest jolj-vacancy sur- vey showed a marked increase in demand for workers. This month's unemployment figures won't be issued for an- other three weeks. In July, there were an estimated candidate? SURREY, B.C. (CP) Phil Gaglardi kept speculation alive Wednesday Ihal he inlends to run for Ihe leadership of the Social Credit party of British Columbia. He told reporters just before an election rally lhat: "If f was asked by (lie proper people I would nm for leader of the parly but not before (he prenu'er voluntarily steps down." But he added that Mr. Ben- nett was "in lop form" and ho didn't think lhat the premier would be reliring from provin- cial politics for a long ime. OTTAWA (CP) The federal government has proposed a plan under which it would pay up to 90 per cenl of the provin- cial expenditures for certain le- gal aid and compensation for victims of a crime. The proposal, which bas been mailed to the provinces, was announced today by Justice Minster Otto Lang. Under the plan the federal government would pay the provinces on Ihe basis of total population up lo 50 cents a per- son for legal aid and five cents a person for compensation. The limit would be 90 per cent of (he total provincial ex- penditures in Ihose areas. A statement from Mr. Lang's office said the provinces would be free to determine how legal aid is offered lo for instance through payment of fees or provision of a public defender. But it adds that persons charged with offences punish- able with 10 years or more im- prisonment or death should ba entitled to choose their own lawyer, FOUR REASONS The legal aid would be avail- able in these cases: offences under an acl of Parliament. Juvenile Delinquents Act. under the Ex- tradition Act and the Fugitive Offenders Act. by the Crown and "Meritorious appeals by the ac- cused in any of the above or where the court requests that a hwyer be appointed on behalf of the defendant." Legal aid also would apply where an agency feels lhat a conviction for lesser offences would still lead lo imprison- ment or the loss of a job, Compensation would be paid "io the victim of a crime, or to anyone looking after the victim or if the victim has died, lo the victim's dependants." It would apply in (he case of injury or death as the result of any one of 40 Criminal Code of- fences, including participating In a riot, aerial hijacking, rape or allempled rape, abandoning a cliild, "causing bodily harm to an apprentice or causing death through criminal negligence, murder, man- Blaughler, atfempled murder, "administering im- paired operation of a vessel, kidnapping, robbery, arson and pulling in a false alarm. It also would be available when death or injury comes during an arrest, the pre- vention of an offence or assist- ing the i -lice. Hospital waiting list down The Lethbridge Municipal Hospital had a watting list of 334 on Aug. 9 LMH tor Andy Andreachuk says. This compared with a wait- ing list of 510 on the same date last year. The waiting list Included 273 on elective surgery and 56 ur- gent cases. Mr. Andreachuk said urgent cases are operated on within two weeks and elec- tive surgery done within four weeks, compared with tliree or four months last year. The Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital's waiting list on Aug. 22 was 30, including 21 short- term and nine long term, pa- tients, compared with over 100 at the same time last year. The Southland Nursing Home's waiting list on Aug. 2? was 15. 'How does the high meat prices affect Offshore, uiiinn-fd rights breakthrough Ottawa 'won't insist5 on 50% cut OTTAWA A 3'i-hotrr meeting between Prime Minis- ter Trudoau and the Atlantic provinces premiers Wednesday may have achieved a break- through in Ihe decade-old dis- pute over ownership of offshoro mineral resources. The federal ;tnd provincial represent at ivcs agreed lo scl aside Ihe touchy legal question of owns the and co-operate in working out ar- rangcmcnls for joint adminis- tration of them. They also agreed fo hammer rait a revenue-sharing formula after riclermining what ex- pemcs each level of govern- ment would have In adminis- tering Hie resource develop- ment. The key lo the apparent breakthrough and the con- ciliatory spirit expressed by all participants appeared to be a softening of the federal govern- ment's stand lhat it must get at least 50 per cent of the reve- nues. One estimate was that could get only 35 per cent. Mr. Tnideau told reporters nfter Wednesday's meeting lhat he had informed Ihe premiers "lhat we were no longer going to slick lo the 50-50 sharing for- mula, we were prepared lo look at other figures." The prime minister did not directly say thai he is prepared fo give more lhan 50 per cent to the provinces. Tie termed tho 50-50 offer "very generous." The next slcp In negolialions, he said, is for the five eastern provinces to meet and work out a formula for joint adminis- tration then submit the formula to fho federal government. Mr. Trudeau also said Ihe federal eovernment is no longer Insisting on Ihe offshore reve- nues going into a pool from which all provinces could draw fo some extent. "The idea of o national pool, we're no longer holding to that concept eillicr. We are pre- pared to look at the concept of a pool if the Allanlic provinces should say tho five eastern to have a pool in order to hcdgo tbeir own bcU." ;