Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
V The UtHbridae Herald VOL. LXVII 46 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5. 1974 10 Cents 40 Pages PM walks out on Salzburg news conference Quebec natives reject Bourassa's million MONTREAL (CP) Quebec native leaders have rejected the provincial government compensation offer for the James Bay hydro-electric development, vowing to continue their court fight. Premier Robert Bourassa outlined last month a flOQ-million offer as part of a plan British miners ordered to begin strike Sunday By KEVIN DOYLE SALZBURG, Austria (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau walked out of a news conference at the close of a two-day meeting of the Club of Rome today saying the news session was unproductive and time-wasting. He told The Canadian Press and the Toronto Star that he had argued against such a full- scale news conference on the grounds that it would be con- fusing and serve no purpose. Trudeau was one of six heads of government attending the meeting who showed up for the news session. Each of the leaders was asked to speak, along with representatives of four other states. Translations had to be made afterwards from three or four languages. Trudeau left only after the one hour allotted for the news conference had elapsed. Swed- ish Premier Olof Palme had said earlier that he would have to leave before the others, so the proceedings were, interrupted while journalists put long, involved questions to him and he gave equally long answers. SHOWS ANGER Finally, Trudeau, obviously angry at the confusion and pointless discussion, grabbed his jacket, looked at his watch, spoke to the chairman briefly and left. Outside the conference hall, he said he would be glad to meet Canadian journalists and anyone else who was interested later in the day. He stressed that he had stayed for one hour as he had earlier agreed. But he said the news session was absolutely Trudeau had previously de- clined to'give a set speech, saying he would answer any questions put to him. Trudeau's move seemed to indicate a sense of some dis- satisfaction with the way the two-day meeting had prog- ressed. The Club of Rome is a loose affiliation of about 90 persons concerned with the problems of excessive growth and development. The discussions here were designed to assemble government leaders and scientists or other experts to discuss the problems privately and informally. But sources indicate that the meeting turned into more of a political forum than had been intended, with several countries using it simply as a platform to express hard-and- fast positions that have been outlined dozens of times' before in the United Nations and other forums. Truckers' strike felt in 36 states WASHINGTON (AP) Thirty-six states were feeling effects of the shutdown of independent truckers today. Thousands of workers have lost'their jobs temporarily in affected industries. There were food shortages and layoffs as federal-state negotiators and representatives of striking independent truckers tried without success in Wash- ington to reach a compromise to get the rigs rolling again. LONDON (AP) The executive of the coal miners' union today ordered a national strike to begin next Sunday. The strike decision threatened to deal a crippling blow to the British economy. The decision was taken by the executive of the National Union of Mineworkers, representing men, and was announced to the press by unionjpresident Joe Gormley. The decision may halt British industry by spring. Coal supplies 70 per cent of the country's electricity. Coal stocks are already down one- third because of an overtime ban the miners have conducted since November to back their demands for higher pay. The Conservative government of Prime Minister Edward Heath put Britain on a three-day work week from Jan. 1 to save fuel. It has warned that an all-out miners' strike may lead to a two-day work week and other emergency measures to save energy supplies because power stations have only enough reserves to last until the end of March. BILL GROENEN photo teout v.: With a yell and a flurry of snow 14-year-old Scott MacLehnan, St. S., piles up his toboggan on this Scenic Drive run. The snow of the last few days is ideal for tobogganing and makes for a softer landinji when a a Spill. X Jaworski hopes to resolve dispute with White WASHINGTON (AP) White House counsel James St. Clair and.. special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski will meet later this week to try to resolve a dispute over access to presi- dential tapes and documents relating to the Watergate political espionage scandal, the prosecutor's office announced today. "This office has received a lengthy communication from White House counsel which will require clarification and further discussion between Mr. Jaworski and Mr. St. a spokesman for Jaworski said. "We will have no further comment until those discussions are held late this week In his State of the Union message last Wednesday night, President Nixon said: "I believe that I have provided all the material that he (Jaworski) needs to conclude his investigation? and to proceed to prosecute the guilty and to clear the innocent" The following day, St. Clair, who recently took charge of the White House team of lawyers working on Watergate, told reporters be hoped to continue working with JaworskL "Bat there has to come an end at some point and we'll just have to consider the circumstances as they hereafter he said. In a television interview Sunday, Jaworski took issue with the White House contention that he had received all the material he needs to conclude his investi- Jaworski also indicated he will not back away from issuing a subpoena to obtain any material he thinks is needed. Such a move might touch off a new confrontation like the one which led to the dismissal by Nixon of Archibald Cox, Ja- worski's predecessor as special prosecutor. The White House is consid- ering a request from Jaworski for additional material despite Nixon's statement last week. The White House also dis- tributed a statement by Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, James St. Clair, Jaworski and his staff for supporting the veracity of presidential accuser John Dean. has said that bis prosecutors have no evidence that Dean lied. And Watergate conspirator Howard Hunt asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse his conviction for the break- in. Hunt said be was acting as a government agent and the break-in had "government ap- proval." In Los Angeles, a subpoena ordering Nixon's testimony at the burglary-conspiracy- perjury trial of his former top domestic adviser has been signed by a Los Angeles judge. Superior Court Judge Gordon Ringer, certifying in the subpoena documents that Nixon is "a material and necessary signed the papers Monday, six days after he had agreed to the request by John Ehrlichman's lawyers for Nixon's appearance. The documents are to be sent by registered mail to Washington Superior Court That court must rule on issuance of the subpoena. B.C.'might swap Fernie for oil field9 VICTORIA Dave Barrett said Monday the British Columbia government does not want the town of Fernie to secede from the province and join Alberta. He was commenting in an interview on a remark from Alberta Premier Peter Lougbeed to a Conservative convention in Edmonton that Alberta "might find room for a 76th constituency." Mr. Barrett said jokingly that "Mr. Lougbeed was just being facetious. But if he wants a trade we'll take the Leduc oil fields." But then he added, "seriously, we don't want Fernie to go." Comics Comment District Mindszenty removed as primate of Hungary VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Paul removed Josef Cardinal Mindszenty as primate of Hungary and archbishop of Esztergom today. The pontiff is reported to have acted in spite of opposition from the 81-year- old prelate, who spent 30 years in Nazi and Communist jails and became a symbol of Hungarian resistance to tyranny. The Vatican announced that Pope Paul declared the arch- diocese of Esztergom, the main Roman Catholic Church position in Hungary, vacant and named Bishop Lazslo Lekai as "apostolic administrator" to run it pending further action. Explaining Mindszenty's re- moval, the Vatican said only that Pope Paul acted after taking under "consideration the pastoral problems of the The well-known Hungarian prelate ended IS years of seclusion in the U.S. legation in Budapest when he gave in to Pope Paul's urging and came into exile to Rome in 1971. In 1972, he moved to Vienna to "live closer to his homeland." Cardinal Mindszenty, gaunt and unbending, always Has been wary of the Pope's diplomatic rapprochement with the Communist governments of Eastern Europe. For a long time he had turned down Vatican pressures to quit his isolation in the U.S. legation to help improve Church-state relations in Hungary. Oil price may go to a barrel CANADIAN PRESS Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Monday .the federal government has proposed a pattern of gradual -price increases that will raise the price of Canadian crude oil to a barrel by 1976. He said the increase to roughly double the present frozen price might narrow the gap between Canadian and international levels. But that depends on whether next week's Washington meeting of oil-consuming countries is successful in convincing Middle East producers to lower then: price, he said. However, it would be' 'some Mr. Macdonald said, before Canadian prices will be allowed to.reach international levels, now an average of about 110 50 a barrel. The minister predicted .some home heating-oil Shortages might hit Canadians this spring if severe cold weather follows oil refinery switchovers; to gasoline production. Meanwhile, a senior vice- president of Imperial Oil of Canada said it now seems al- most certain there will be no shortages of ofl supplies this winter in Canada. J.G. Livingstone told the Canadian Construction Association annual meeting that, further reductions in available Arab oil, or major refinery breakdowns, "we appear likely to have adequate supplies throughout 1974." Mr. Livingston said the movement of Western Canadian oil to the east by tanker through the Great Lakes and the Panama canal, higher-than-expected op- erating efficiency at eastern refineries and mild weather had combined to help, relieve the expected shortages. and tward About town Evelyn Draper offering some departing visitors her garbage to save her a trip outside Jim Bwger, Fort Macleod, asking a lady for a dance at the Firemen's Ball, with the comment, "I don't know all the steps, but I know the holds." Employment Secretary Wil- liam Whitelaw had sought a meeting with Gormley today to press the government case; But the union leader said he could see no point to any more discussions and the union's 27- man leadership group went ahead with the strike decision. But Prune Minister Edward Heath failed in a four-hour session Monday night to win the support of the leaders of the Trades Union Congress for his latest plan. He proposed that the miners accept the current offer, then put their case for more money before a special body that would their pay with that of other Workers. The miners' base pay is be- tween and a week and is the lowest in Europe. The pay is highest in West Germany, with a week the British householders also pay Western Europe's lowest price for their coal, a ton. Political commentators say Heath has several options in the event of a prolonged strike. He could give the miners more money, but that would undermine his anti- inflation policy and might split his government He could stand firm, but that would risk mass unemployment, economic .stagnation and bankruptcies. Or he can call a general election to seek public backing for his policies. But that probably wouldn't get the miners back to work. Meanwhile, the railway engineers' union began a r-eries of one-day regional strikes to support their pay demands. They went on strike against the Western Region the publicly owned rail network, including London's Paddington Station. It normally handles passengers a day, half of them commuters. The engineers plan to go on strike in the Eastern Region Thursday. exchange o correspondence with Cardinal Archbishop Mindaentyonthisinatter Higher Crows9 Nest rates urged during Stock COIlVeiltlOIl Embarrassed scholars admit Vineland hoax LONDON (Renter) With a scholarly chuckle and a hint of embarrassment, the learned members of Britain's Royal Geographical -Society Monday night accepted scientific evidence and agreed they had been Hui itie question by whom? The cause of their discomfiture was the recent disclosure thai the famed Vinland map, hailed nine years ago as "the cartographic discovery of the century" almost is certainly a forgery. The map was thought to have been drawn by a monk in Switzerland about 1440. It shows a crude outline of the North American coast visited by Vikings some two centuries before that. An anonymous benefactor paid for the map and donated it to Yale University. But recent tests for Yale indicate the ink was marie after 1920. "A matter of obvious public was how Dr. Helen Wallis, superintendent of the map room at the British Museum, described the affair at the geographical society meeting. "It seems probable that the map is a conceded Francis Maddison of Oxford's History of Science Museum. One man was unyielding. George Painter, custodian of the British Museum's department of printed books who helped authenticate the Vinland map in IMS, said be still believes it "a product of medieval minds and bands." Gerald Crone, who challenged the map from the outset, said even the non-scientific evidence showed it was 20th century. Finally Dr. Walter McCixme, whose Chicago- based company detected the apparent forgery, presented his evidence. The conclusive factor, be said, was the presence in the ink of titanium dioxide, not introduced as a constituent until about 1920. The identity of the possible forger may never be known. The man who first brought the map to light. Enzo Ferrajoli de Ry, an Italian who lived in Barcelona, is dead. So is the British book dealer who marketed it, and so is British scholar R. A. Skelton, who helped authenticate it. Laurence Witte. the New Haven. Conn., dealer who acquired it in 1957, has described details of UK acquisitkm in a letter. But for discretion's sake, he says, it most not be opened for years. CALGARY (CP) An upward adjustment of the Crow's Nest Pass grain freight rates and abandonment of feed freight assistance was called for today by the Western Stock Growers Association Marketing Committee. Tom BuUerfield of Ponoka, chairman of the committee, told the association's annual meeting there are two major problem areas in feed grains? "The inequity that exists between the eastern and western feeder because of the low Crow rates and the federal government's feed freight assistance policy, and the unnecessary handling charges assessed to western feeders. "Grain producers are beginning to realin toe Crow rates are of little value to them if the railways refuse to move the gran." The low rates inhibit the expansion of railway facilities to'move grain to export and also help to destroy the alternative major market, the western livestock industry, be said. His committee would like to see the Canadian Wheat Board change its pricing policies for the western livestock industry to prevent escalating costs and unnecessary handling charges, be said. This coukJ be accomplished by deducting the domestic rate from Thunder Bay and not the Crow rales or by the board ad justing its handling charges at prairie points to be more in line with actual costs. Mr. ButterfieM said he has accompanied three groups to meetings with Otto Lang; minister in charge of the Wheat Board, with toe two solutions that would help western feeders maintain equity with Eastern Canadian and United States cattle feeders. "However, he has not heeded any part of our solutions. Believe me, this is his problem more than ours but he refuses to admit it" The cattlemen have never suggested to the minister that barley is too high or that grain farmers should subsidize cattlemen "but we just said we wanted equity." He said the cattlemen were 90 much concerned with grain pricing because it is the highest-cost input in producing beef.