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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SNOW FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 10-15 ABOVE The letKbridge Herald u VOL. LXIV No. 5 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1U, 1'JTU PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 40 PAGES Editorial We know our readers will come through This part of Canada is different. Its peo- ple are a little bigger, a little more compas- sionate, a little readier to respond to a chal- lenge. Elsewhere in Canada it is harder to raise funds for worthwhile charities. The need may be greater but the people tire more easily. The work of the Unitarian Service Com- mittee is as'urgent as ever. The need is as great, the distribution of food and other sup- plies through the USC as well-organized and economical as ever. The endorsements are as illustrious as ever, from the governor-general and the prime minister on down. But ob- jectives have had to be cut, and even the re- duced objectives are being found more diffi- cult to meet. Knowing the need is there and knowing the kindness of its readers, The Herald com- mitted them for to the Cup of Milk Fund of the USC, which will be used to pnr- chase enough Canadian milk powder to give cups (1 cent each) to children in Korea, India, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Christmas is a time for giving. No gift can do more today than money for this fund. These children are counting on Canada. On behalf of Canada, Herald readers will not let them down. The fund is growing slowly. The goal will he met, however long it will take. That sum, spread among The Herald's readers, will not be missed. That sum, deliv- ered in the form of milk to undernourished children, will make an infinite difference to their lives. We know our people. They will come through. COLD WINTER AHEAD All of Canada, except northern Quebec and parts of British Columbia, can expect below normal temperature readings for the next month according to the 30-day outlook of the United States weather bureau. Law of The Sea pad pending By STEPHEN SCOTT UNITED NATIONS what some countries consider tire most important action ot this session of the General Assembly, agreement is expected to he reached today on an international conference of the law of the sea in 1973. Agreement on the conference, which wilt deal with (.lie vast, and complex subject of the seabed and the resources of (.lip. their conservation ajid exploits- Moil, is expected lo be reached by the assembly's main political committee. Tlio committee reached virtual agreement on conference after hours oi behind-the-scenes negotiations to agree Ic ,1 resolution embodying all Uis often con- tradictory thoughts of many countries. There was some debate late Tuesday on some of the subjects to be discussed by the conference. But basically it will deal with creation of an international regime lo govern the exploitation of the seabed, the territorial limits of coastal states, conservation of the resources of the sea and pollution. Canada played a major part in bringing together the various countries win? ideas on the almost bewildering subject. Behind-the-scenes meetings went into the late hours of Monday under the chair- manship of A. J. Beesley, head of the external affairs legal office. The differences of opinion arc vast. Canada's uni- lateral r.ction in proclaiming the 12-mile territorial lint- it, off its coast has come under indirect crilcism from sonic of its friends. More direct criticism his been made of tho humlreds-of-niiles wide territorial limits proclaimed by some, Latin Americans and Africans, Labor unrest ows LONDON (CP) The Con- servative government has won a pair of victories over its union- and-wage policies but is imme- diately confronted with mora problems on Britain's troubled labor front. Prime Minister Heath, before flying to Ottawa Tuesday night for a meeting with Prime Minis- ter Trudeau, saw his revolution- ary industrial relations bill safely through second reading in the Commons with an unex- pectedly high majority of 44. Earlier this week, he and Em- ployment Minister Robert Carr achieved a backdown from workers of the stale- owned electricity system whose slowdown had put the country under a series of blackouts for more than a week. Trying to hold the line against "inflationary" wage demands, the ministers got the electrical men to end their work-to-rule Monday and settle for a govern- ment-appointed court of inquiry. FACE NEW PROBLEMS But as the second reading de- bale on industrial relations con- cluded Tuesday night and ap- proval came on a vote of 324 to 280, the government was faced with new wage demands that would far outstrip the 10 per cent that it hopes to set as the approximate limit. The National Union of Rail- waymen put in a 25-per-cent claim for its members on the state-run railways which would cost million million) a year and make sub- stantial fare increases inevita- ble. Two smaller rail unions total- ling members also asked for "substantial" raises without naming figures. In the electricity induslry, where powerhouse workers caused the blackouts, union leaders of white collar workers let it be known they were drawing up a claim for increases expected to run be- tween 25 and 30 per cent. This will be submitted Jan. 12. Tuesday the government turned down the biggest de- mand per be- half of national health service technicians who operate delicate equipment in brain, heart and ear departments of hospitals. The low-paid techni- cians are considering a strike. WORKERS GO SLOW On still another front, employees of the country's na- tionalized airports were en- gaged in a work-to-rule that began Monday in support of a claim for a seven-per-cent cost- of-living bonus plus a further "substantial" wage increase. They had rejected 4% per cent. Some flights were cancelled Tuesday and the state-owned British Overseas Airways Corp. had delays of up lo 11 hours. SUCCESS ASSURED-Ed Fox, left, vice-president of Koinai Industries Ltd. looks on as Blood Indian Head Chief Jim Shot Both Sides applies tlie last signature to a three-year agreement for the purchase of all production at the housing plant on the Blood Reserve. Gordon Schwartz, a director of Standoff In project gets shot Schwartz Agencies ttd. signs on behalf of the purchasing group while Jecrn Chretien, minister of Indian affairs and northern development, gets ready to sign his approval for the concept. 'Wonderful, topnderfal. And you say it's called By R1C SWIIIART Herald Staff Writer CALGARY An agreement signed here Tuesday by tliree south Alberta firms to provide quality low-cost housing for the Canadian market was an- nounced by Ed Fox, vice-presi- dent of Kainai Industries Lid. of Slandoff. Mr. Fox said Kainai Indus- tries and HaiCo Manufacturing Ltd. of Lethbridge signed an agreement with Schwartz Agencies of Lelhbridge calling for Schwartz to purchase all sectional homes built at the new Kainai plant for distribu- tion on a Canada-wide market. The agreement could be worth in excess of million over the three-year term of the agreement and result in the employment of about 240 In- dian people at the Kainai plant at Standoff, 32 miles southwest of Lelhbridge-. AGREEMENT HAILED The agreement wras climaxed with the signature and a vote of confidence by Jean Chretien, federal minister of Indian af- fairs and northern develop- ment. Signing of the agreement was hailed by Mr. Fox as a tre- mendous boost for the new in- dustry and for the Blood In- dians. "It means low-cost housing units will be available to the people of he said. "The important thing to us is that these homes will be built by skilled Indian workmen hi their own plant on their own land. "With Schwartz Agencies taking over the responsibility marketing the homes, we feel the future of our plant is now ensured." He said the agreement will create jobs on the reserve, pro- vide low-cost housing for Cana- dians and further the Blood ad- ministration plan to incorpor- ate private industry and busi- ness with government agencies and the Blood Reserve. EXCITING DEVELOP.MENT Mr. Chretien said the concept (a private agency marketing the first homes built by In- dians on any reserve in Can- ada) was the most exciting de- velopment in the Canadian In- dian community in many years. He said he now sees the first big manufacturing plant on a reserve in Canada controlled by Indians as a financial suc- cess. "It proves when we see the Indian people with us today, they are willing and able to compete in modern he said. Initial native participation in the first major reserve tadus- try in Canada became a real- ity last February when HaiCo and Red Crow Developments, a corporation representing the Blood Indians, signed an agreement for the construction of a million, square foot manufacturing plant in Standoff. Red Crow will finance and own the fixed assets of the plant with HaiCo providing million for operating capital as well as management and man- agement training for the even- tual take-over of the operation by the Blood Indians. Within five years, 99 per cent of the plant will be managed by Indians. Kainai Industries is made up of three representatives of Red Crow and three from HaiCo. T. C. (Todd) Haibeck, president of HaiCo, is president of the joint venture. Kainai will produce six dif- ferent models, all approved by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The first proto- types will be completed in Jan- uary and will be exhibited in a show home display in the Win- Eton Churchill sub-division in Lethbridge early in February. All the homes will be three- bedroom units with floor space ranging from 864 square feet to square feet. Price will range from to depending on the size and model, down payments starting at The department of Indian af- fairs and northern development has entered into an agreement with Kainai Industries for a training-on-the-job program at the Standoff plant." About 240 production line workers will be trained at a cost of about 000. T h e initial trainees are scheduled to begin in January and will train for 13 weeks. All trainees, with the exception of 40 who trained at the HaiCo plant hi Lethbridge during the building of the plant, will at- tend a pre-employment train- ing course sponsored by Can- ada Manpower. POLISH RIOTING SITES-Map locates Baltic cities or Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot, Poland, where militiamen patrolled Wednesday after two days of street bailies, arson and looting touched off by protests against price Price boosts spark Polish From AP-Reuter WARSAW (CP) Six persons were killed and scores were in- jured in two days of rioting in the northern Polish city of Gdansk against sharp price in- creases in food and fuel, the Polish press agency reported today. Rioting also was reported in the nearby Baltic cities of Gdynia and Sopot. The protests against price rises set off street battles, arson and looting on Monday and Tuesday in the first major dis- turbances reported in Poland since early 1968. Banff, Jasper toimsites seek self-govt. status EDMONTON (GP) The Al- berta municipal affairs depart- ment has agreed to do a study of the cost of establishing self- government for Banff and Jas- per townsites, Bill Isbister, as- yistant deputy minister said today. The study would include both the capital cost of the takeover of I he two communities, cur- rently run by the national parks organizations, and an- nual operating costs, Mr. Isbis- ter said. The municipal affairs depart- The official news agency did not mention disorders in Gdynia and Sopot but diplomatic in- formants and Radio Gdansk broadcasts had said earlier that bloody outbursts also gripped those areas. They 'said fires raged in the old section Gdansk. The news agency dispatch was the first official word on the disorders. Militiamen were patrolling the cities' streets and the gov- ernor of Gdansk broadcast ap- peals for calm. All flights from Warsaw to Gdansk were cancelled. Tele- phone operators refused calls to the area. Radio Gdansk made a further appeal for calm and urged the people of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot not to hoani food. The news agency's account blamed the Gdansk outbursts on hooligans and adventurers. Arms sales main topic during Realms slovover ment agreed to the study after presentation of a petition by (he Banff Jasper school boards the only elected groups in the national park settlements to Judd Buchan- an, parliamentary secretary to Jean Chretien, northern de- velopment minister. The results of the study are to be made public before any commitment on autonomy is T 7 11 made by the school boards, JapaUCSC ClOlJ who are seeking greater con- trol over their own affairs. The school boards agreed in (he petition that some form of federal control would have to he retained, hut they asked for control ci general administra- tion. branded hazardous OTTAWA (CP) British Prime Minister Edward Heath was received by Gov.-Gen. Ro- land Michcner for a half-hour private talk today, (lieu dc- pnrl.cd Government House to confer will) Prime Minister Pierre 7Vudc3M. The discussions at Mr. Tni- deau's official residence, 24 Sus- sex Drive, were expected to centre on the question ol possi- ble British arms sales to Smith Africa and Britain's proposed entry into the European com- mon market. Mr. Heath arrived here early today for a one-day visit before flying In Washington (or a two- day visit as guest of President Nixon. Mr. Heath was scheduled to confer privately with Canada's prime minister for an hour. Then they were In be joined by External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and senior Cana- dian and British officials. British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home did not ac- company Mr. Heath lo Ottawa, but is going to Washington. On the eye of Mr. Heath's visit, a mini-debate took place in the Commons Tuesday on the anns-to-South-Africa question. It was tied to the previous day's disclosure that Mr. Tru- deau had sent his special diplo- matic assistant, Ivan Head, on a mission to Tanzania and Zam- bia to discuss the issue with tlie leaders of those two African Commonwealth jitatcs. Mr. Trudeau said under oppo- sition questioning that he in- tends to go (o the Singapore prime ministers conference next month with an open mind on the arms-sale question. Canada has warned Britain of the possible consequences for Commonwealth unity of any de- cision by Britain (o remove its embargo on shipment of arms to tlio repub- lic. 7 .SHOPPING DAYS 'TILL CHRISTMAS TORONTO (CP) Two kinds of Japanese dolls, with attached to the body by spikes, have been ordered from sales. Seizure orders have been is- sued by lire federal department of consumer and corporate af- fairs tinder the Hazardous Prod- ucts Regulations Bjorn P e t e r s s o n, Ontario inspector for hazardous prod- ucts, said Tuesday inspectors arc touring stores asking with- drawal of Moody Doll and Kutie Karaktcr. A nightly curfew between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. was ordered for the three cities on the west coast of the Bay of Danzig. Pub- lic meetings were prohibited at all hours. Increases in the prices of a wide variety of commodities were announced Saturday night. The main increases were on meat and meat products, aver- aging 17.6 per cent. Flour went up 16 per cent, fish 11.7, sugar 14.2 and milk eight per cent. The price oi coke went up 20 per cent and coal between 10 and 14 per cent. Other items to go up included bicycles, motorcycles, building materials and some types of furniture, some shirts and cotton fabrics. In compensation for the in- creases, there were reductions of between 15 and 30 per cent on man-made fabrics, pharmaceu- tical goods, television sets, ra- dios, tape recorders, refrigera- tors, washing machines, vac- uum cleaners and sewing ma- chines. All the change in prices came into effect Sunday and observ- ers said that they appeared lo be aimed at steering demand away from food and toward con- sumer durables. Marxist leader cuts own pay SANTIAGO (AP) Marxist President Salvador Allonde's proposed salary law vould cut salaries for himself and several high government officials, but raise the pay other public and private employees. jjSeen and heard ii About town II TEAM star Lina Sheen doing a real job downing a licorice twist, in eight seconds in a grab-eat and run hack race while her husband Gordon who joshed IKT in her efforts, took two minutes and a glass of water to down a cracker Char- He Price, commenting to Les Tailfeathers, "That girl looks familiar but I guess it's be- cause I never forget a face.'1 Kd KOY claiming his unquenchable (hirst for sofl- drinks was in fact his way of calming his ncrvc.s prior lo making an announcement to Ura press. ;