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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SNOW HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY -10 TW F Herald VOL. LXIII No. 297 West Berlin hot potato in cold war By CY FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer The city of West Berlin, buried deep inside Com- munist-controlled territory, is again the determining factor in efforts to reduce traditional cold-war ten- sions in Europe. West Germany says a satisfactory solution to the Berlin problem must be reached before its parliament can ratify the treaties of friendship concluded by its representatives with Poland and the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, Premier Chaban-Delmas of France, who has just finished a visit to Warsaw, insists that a conference of Eastern and Western leaders on Eu- ropean security can only be summoned once real pro- gress is made on the Berlin question. Bonn and other capitals in the non-Communist world are deriving cautious encouragement from the statement by Leonid Brezhnev, general secretary of the Soviet Communist party, that an improvement in the situation of West Berlin is "quite feasible." But Brezhnev, if indeed he seriously wants a bet- ter deal for the isolated city, may have to indulge in some arm-twisting at the expense of Walter Ulbncht the veteran leader of East Germany. Traffic delayed Ulbricht's government has been giving traffic on the Berlin access routes troublesome times, delaying the flow of road transport in protest against the pres- ence in West Berlin of politicians from the Federal Republic. Ulbricht still considers West Berlin a special poli- tical area and not part of West Germany. Thus the meeting held there this week by Opposition Christian Democratic parliamentarians from the Bonn republic was deemed by East Germany suf- ficiently outrageous to warrant imposition of the traf- fic harassment along the highway approaches to West Berlin. The United States, Britain and France argued that these tactics may jeopardize their negotiations with Russia on the over-all Berlin question. Moscow abided by the ritual of such occasions and branded the statement of the Western powers un- satisfactory. The Russians went on to charge that West Berlin has been used as a source of tension in Europe. However, with a meeting of Soviet-bloc chiefs im- minent, the Russians are giving every sign of trying to persuade Ulbricht that more moderate behavior by East Germany on the Berlin issue is advisable. Other issues Berlin is not the only matter at issue in this connection. The Russians, along with the Poles, have display- ed a willingness to compromise with the West Ger- mans on larger matters, an attitude reflected in their friendship pacts with Bonn. On the other hand, the meetings between West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Premier Willi Stoph of East Germany earlier this year came to virtually nothing. Contacts between the two Germanies have been resumed in East Berlin at a lower-than- Eummit level. However, the prospects for any rapid achievement of wide-ranging agreement between the governments of East and West Germany appear dim. And perhaps the real interest of in the immediate future lies in the extent to which Mos- cow can still bring a Soviet-bloc country as eco- nomically powerful as East Germany into line with Russian foreign policy. Gen. de Gciulle ranked with Napoleon PARIS (CP) Le Figaro says 47 per cent Frenchmen believe Gen. Charles de Gaulle ranks with Napoleon as France's most eminent historical figure and 46 per cent believe Quebec is the area of the world which will most regret the soldier-statesman's death. The newspaper says 35 per cent of those polled would place Gen. de Gaulle on the same historical level as Georges Clemenceau, twice premier of France and the country's leader at the end of the First World War. English Canada was named the last of 12 "coun- tries" on the list which would mourn the Nov. 9 death of the former French president. After Quebec at the top of the list came Ger- many, Algeria, the Soviet Union, the United Stales and Egypt in that order. Le Figaro says 32 per cent of those questioned said English Canada would least mourn Gen. de Gaulle while 31 per cent picked England as the least sor- rowful country. The majority of Ilioso polled felt the general js most remembered for his call for French resistance In occupying German forces during the Second World War. Meanwhile, controversy continued over the deci- sion by Paris authorities to rename Le Place de 1'Etoile, containing the Arc de Triomphe and the monument of the unknown soldier, La Place de Gen- eral de Gaulle. Newspapers continued to receive letters from per- sons opposed to the name change, many claiming that La Place de 1'Etoile belongs to all of France, not just Paris, and that other areas should have been con- suited in the decision, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 46 PAGES Prices, income has no tee Gundlock seeks action on Indian hospital OTTAWA Gund- lock took ad- vantage of a meeting of the Commons miscellaneous esti- mates committee Tuesday night to exact a promise that the health department would look into conditions at the Blood In- d i a n Hospital in Cards-ton, Alta. The hospital, operated by the federal government for mem- bers of the Blood Indian tribe reservation, has been the centre of a controversy involving the death of 15-month-bld Frank Calf Chief Jr. Sept. 11. A coroner's jury was told Nov. 13 that the child stopped breathing and died as the par- ents watched when a nurse on Body found in ditcli BURNING RIG IN GULF-Flames and smoke shoot high into the air as a rig burns out of control in the Gulf of Mexico some 60 miles south of New Orleans. Two persons died as 60 workers jumped some 75 feet into ihe water below to avoid flames from the flash fire. A 53 year old resident of the Blood Indian reserve found dead in a ditch near Cardston Tuesday apparently died of ex- posure, an HCMP spokesman said today. Coroner Dr. R. R. Spackman of Cardston has ruled no in- quest will be held into the death of Henry Day Rider ST., whose body was found about three miles northeast of the town, 45 miles southwest of Lethbridge. The car in winch Mr. Day Rider was travelling became stuck earlier Tuesday morning and the passengers, including members of his family, began hiking to the nearest residence. million defence program From AP-Reuter BRUSSELS (CP) Ten Eu- ropean members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced plans today to spend about million in European defence during the next five years, in addition to the million a year they are spend- ing now. The 10 NATO members said their decision was made "on the basis that the United States, whose forces in Europe are of critical political and military significance for the common se- curity of the whole NATO area, would for its part maintain those forces at substantially current levels." The defence ministers of the No parity in GM offer TORONTO (CP) General Motors of Canada Ltd. today proposed wage increases for striking Canadian auto workers which are significantly less than those obtained by the United Auto Workers in the United States. GM issued a statement outlin- ing its proposal for a total in- crease in base wage rates rang- ing from 42 to 51 cents an hour, including1 14 cents an hour transferred from the current cost-of-living allowance. Negotiators for the Canadian branch of the UAW have con- sistently said they will not ac- cept any contract proposal which does not give Canadian workers wage parity with the 400.000 hourly-rated employees of GM in (he U.S. Under the U.S. contract agreed upon last month, U.S. workers received first-year wage increases ranging from 49 to 61 cents an hour depending on the employee's wage classifi- cation. The offer by GM Canada would give Canadian workers straight-time hourly wage rates ranging from to in the first year Of a three-year contract. Increases of 11 to 19 cents an hour are proposed for 1971 and from 11 to 20 cents an hour in the final year of the contract. On the touchy issue of cosl- of-living allowances, the com- pany proposes that 14 cents of the current 19-cent allowance be transferred to base wage rates with the remaining five cents continued, subject to adjust- ment. ADJUSTMENTS PROPOSED The present cost-of-living for- mula would be continued, with adjustments starting in Decem- ber. 1971, and based on the Ca- nadian consumer price index. The company's proposal. to continue tying cost-of-living al- lowances tr> the Canadian con- sumer price index runs directly opposite to the union position. Leonard Woodcock, interna- tional president of the UAW who arrived here Tuesday to join the Canadian talfcs, said Tuesday parity must be based on the U.S. consumer price index if there is ever to be peace in the Canadian automotive industry. "Parity is the key to the he said in commenting on the maui issue which must be solved to end the 11-week old strike against GM of Canada. "We want the same rates for the same kind of work in both the Umted States and Canada." milk Crying children need your help In Saigon, Vietnam, the Uni- tarian Service Committee sponsors small polio victims at a Catholic rehabilitation centre. Dr. L o 11 a Hitschmanova, US'C executive director said re- cently, "among the hundreds and hundreds of clu'ldren I saw in Vietnam one little boy keeps haunting me. His name is Dau Thank Tarn. He is five years old and to me he personifies Seen and heard About town her first visit to Santa Clans, four-year-old Cindy Lang accusing Santa of hav- ing eyeliner on "just like Mummy" Jim Williams receiving a long distance phone call from his brother in Vancouver asking who the family dentist had been in Calgary to settle a bet Hob Rhodes bemoaning the fact that a frozen carburetor had cost him about in assorted repairs. (lie tragedy of Die children of Vietnam and what war does to the little ones. "His mother brought him to the home recently and he is terribly lonely. Even when he is not crying in his wheelchair you can see how unhappy he is. He cannot understand why he cannot go home and why his exercises hurt so much." Southern Albertans can help Dau Thanh Tarn and thousands of other unfortunate children in Vietnam, Korea and India by donating generously to the cup of milk campaign sponsor- ed by The Lethbridge Herald. Send yotir contributions to the Cup of Milk campaign, in care of The Herald. All donations will be acknowledged and each day a list of contributors will be published. 10 nations, presenting their plan to U.S. Defence Secretary Mel- vin Laird, called it a "special and wide-ranging European de- fence program." The defence ministers also discussed policy issues concern- ing Hie alliance's nuclear forces, informed sources said. They examined reports from the alliance's eight-nation nu- clear planning group which has been working out political guidelines for the initial defence tactical use of nuclear weapons in case of any hostilities. FINISHED STUDIES The group, at its last meeting in Ottawa in October, also com- pleted technical studies on the possible role of atomic demoli- tion charges. But the sources emphasized that no decision has been made on installing any at- omic land mines. Also on the agenda for the meeting today of NATO's de- fence planning committee was a general defence plan for the new document known as to chart how the Atlantic alliance will meet the challenge of the Soviet Union and its allies during the decade. The Europeans hope their extra effort will give (lie Nixon administration ammunition lo use against demands in the U.S. Congress for a reduction in the American troops in Eu- rope. duty was apparently on a coffee break. He has been, taken to the hos- pital twice. The first time, six hours before his death, a nurse said there was nothing wrong with him and sent the child home. Mi'. Gundlock read a letter lo the committee from E. J. Scott, administrator of Cardston Mu- nicipal Hospital across the street from the Blood Indian Hospital. COSTS OUTLINED Mr. Scott detailed costs in- volved in treating Indian pa- tients, whom the Indian hospital could not adequately treat be- cause of ill-trained operating room staff, inadequate x-ray and laboratory technicians and poor physical plant. Mr. Scott wrote that discus- sions with federal officials in Edmonton left the impression the government would do some- tiling about the problems. He suggested the federal gov- ernment either supply funds for a 50-bed wing to Cardston hospi- tal which would replace the In- dian hospital or provide a yearly grant to pay for losses incurred from treating Indian patients. Mr. Gundlock suggested to Deputy Health Minister Maurice LeCIair that the health depart- ment open negotiations with Cardston hospital including In- dians in discussions aimed at al- leviating the long-standing prob- lems of the Indian hospital. Mr. LeCIair said Mr. Gun- dlock could "rest assured" that the request would be honored. SHOPPING DAYS 'TILL CHRISTMAS Government warns civil servants TWA cuts pilots KANSAS CITY World Airlines will lay off 170 more pilots because of severe economic losses and reduced numbers of passengers, a com- pany spokesman disclosed here. TWA laid off 401 pilots and ground personnel ear- lier. EDMONTON (CP) Pro- vincial civil servants have been asked not to talk to political or semi political groups on sub- jects related to pollution and the environment, says health minister James Henderson. The request was made in a circular to government branch- es and departments. Mr. Hen- derson said in an interview the ruling would protect civil ser- vants from becoming involved in political matters. The ruling applies particular' ly to statements about the Athabasca Peace delta which is a federal responsibility, the minister said. "There are too many people running around the country ex- pressing personal opinions that may or may not reflect govern- ment policies. "When people ask Alberta government officials what is being done about the delta, they are asking the wrong people." The delta, in the northeastern corner of Alberta, is situated mostly in the federally admin- istered Wood Buffalo National Park. Mr. Henderson said there was no ban on the answering of routine questions on pollution and environmental matters by civil servants. Basque terrorists pull kidnap job 'If it wasn't for me, you looaldn 't have a family allowance SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) Basque terrorists kidnapped the honorary West German con- sul in San Sebastian and are holding him hostage for '15 Basque nationalists who are awaiting trial, a French Basque organization reported today. Police sources hi San Sebas- tian said the car belonging to the consul, Eugene Beihl Schac- fer, 59, was found in the village of Oyarzun, 10 miles southeast of the city on the southern edge of tils Fyi'eiKCi, The Spanish cabinet met in an extraordinary session in Mad- rid, apparently lo discuss Schaefcr's disappearance, said Spain's Europa news service. The 15 Basques to on trial Thursday. In Madrid, police arrested university students for holding an unauthorized meeting, alleg- edly to co-ordinate public disor- ders in protest against the court martial. Twenty-five students arrested dsys ago ou similar charges were turned over to the national court of public order, which deals with political off- ences. CHARGE BANDITRY The defendants are charged with banditry and terrorism, and 12 of them are expected to be linked with the ETA. The Spanish Basques have been fighting for independence for centuries. Numbering about 1.5 million, they make up five per cent of Spain's population, and officials of llm Spanish gov- ernment claim (hey are respon- sible for 95 per cent of the na- tion's political terrorism. The Spanish government launched a campaign last Au- gust to wipe out the ETA after the murder of a police chief who was an old enemy of the organization. Hundreds of Basques have been arrested since then. Five were sentenced in Madrid Wednesday to prison terms ranging from six months to nine years. OTTAWA (CP) The prices and incomes commission will continue investigating price and wage increases for the next few months, but without firm cri- teiia on how narrowly either must be held to beat inflation. Dr. John Young, head of tiia commission, said Tuesday the policing body failed to get agreement from business lead- ers to continue the 1970 re- straint criteria into the first half of 1971. The 1970 formula, agreed to at a conference with business lead- ers last February and subse- quently endorsed by federal and provincial governments, was to hold price increases Ihis year to something less than cost in- creases. This put a severe squeeze on profits in private business. Wage increases were to be held below six per cent. For the next few months, the commission will continue inves- tigating price and wage in- creases. But will have no cri- teria against which to judge the.'S. MARKET A FACTOR Dr. Young indicated that the current market softness will have a restraining effect on price and wage increases. The economic outlook now is far less healthy than it was last winter. The commission's announce- ment was made after a meeting here Tuesday, following a series of conferences with business leaders across the country. The businessmen attending the Ot- tawa conference participated in drafting the commission's dec- laration-. It stated that business condi- tions are uncertain, there is slack in the economy, the gov- ernment is moving towards stimulating higher levels of ac- tivity and employment, and sub- stantial price increases cannot now be made by most firms. Under these changed condi- tions, "and without whole- hearted support and parallel ac- tion on the part of labor and the statement said, the continuation of formal price restraints in 1971 "would no longer be wan-anted." HIKES CAUSE CONCERN However, the statement added, business representatives still are concerned about price and cost increases, and commission should continue Its research and public education The commission aow hM about 20 price and wags re- views under way. Violent scenes at Ky visit SAN FRANCISCO (Reuter) Police battled with bands of youths in the exclusive Nob Hill area in a violent outburst Tues- day during street demonstra- tions against the current visit here by Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam. Five persons, including three policemen, were injured in tha fighting and 28 others were ar- rested. COUNT HIM IN' David Lewis, fil-yciir-old deputy leader of the New Demo- cratic Party, formally an- nounced today his candidacy for his party's leadership at lltl April couvt'i'iuuli ;