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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wtdiwdoy 30. VOL. No. 62 The Uthbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Memo to our foes-don't strike early By DAVE McINTOSH OTTAWA (CP) Memo to Canada's enemies, if any: Please do not attack us between midnight and 6 a.m. Reasons: We have no general attack warning sys- tem in those hours. Officials of the Emergency Measures Organization said Monday it is highly unlikely that a false warning of attack could be issued in Canada as happened in the United States Saturday. But they did concede it would be difficult if not impossible for even a true attack warning to be issued between midnight and 6 a.m. "We are trying to plug this one EMO official said manfully. In case of attack, particularly air attack, on Can- ada, UK EMO people at Northern Region of North American Air Defence Command at North Bay, Ont., would notify the Canadian Broadcasting System to set up its emergency broadcast system, which comprises CBC stations and affiliates. CBC removed alarms Other broadcasting stations in Canada used to be included in the system but to save money the CBC recently removed the alarm receivers which it main- tained in these other stations. These receivers were the means whereby stations apart from CBC and affiliates were warned to join the emergency broadcast system. In any event, officials said, most CBC stations, the basis of the warning system, are shut down between midnight and 6 a.m. After the CBC removed the alarm receivers in hundreds of non CBC stations to save money, EMO figured out a system whereby Broadcast News, the subsidiary of The Canadian Press, would inform sta- tions to switch to the emergency system. CP, the national news-gathering co-operative, may also be used to try to plug that difficult midnigbt-6 a.m. gap, officials said. The U.S. warning system functions out of NORAD headquarters in Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs, Colo. Sent false alarm On Saturday, the American emergency warning centre not NORAD put out a false alert which it took 18 minutes to kill. The centre has two tapes hanging on the waU for the teletype machine. One is a test. The other is the real thing. By mistake of a -teletype operator, the real thing got on the air. Many U.S. broadcasting stations ignored the warn- ing of imminent nuclear attack. At North Bay, there is only one real not two. This tape is kept under lock and key by NORAD. It is given to EMO only after NORAD has established the danger is real. By coincidence Saturday, members of the visiting Canadian War Correspondents' Association arrived at NORAD headquarters near Colorado Springs about an hour after the false U.S. warning. Tourism loans plan extended JASPER (CP) Alberta will make million in loans available for creation of new, or expansion of existing tourist facilities, Ray Ratzlaff, industry and tourism minister announced here. Mr. Ratzlaff told the annual meeting of the Al- berta Tourist Association that the program is the first of its kind in Canada. The new policy extends the assistance offered through the Alberta Commercial Services Act, he said. Financial aid already is available to manufacturing industry but Mr. Ratelaff said the expanding tourism industry also has a great impact on the provincial economy. v Individual borrowers would be able to get a maxi- mum of through the Alberta Commercial Corp. "The program is not restricted to the accommoda- tion field. It will be available to all aspects of tourism recreation facilities, camping, trailer parks, service facilities The corporation will examine applications for loans on the basis of need and the importance of the facility, he said. GeneraPs death seen big blow GENERAL TRI Dies In Crash SAIGON (CP) The "Moshe Dayan" of the South Vietnam- ese Army, Gen. Do Cao Tri, an veteran Newsweek correspond- ent Francois Sully were among seven persons killed today when their helicopter crashed near the Cambodian border. The general's death is a major blow to Saigon govern- ment forces, which have suf- fered military reverses in the invasion of southern Laos with the derimination of a battalion of veteran ranger forces. Sai- gon's drive to cut the Ho Chi Salary increases for city workers Shame on you, Mr. Trudeau WESTVILLE, N.S. (CP) Prime Minister Tra- deau's vocabulary may be undergoing a "seasonal re- Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield sug- gested here Monday night. to the controversy which resulted from Mr. Trudcau's alleged mouthing of obscenities in the Commons. Mr. Stanfield said "he may be working on his own unofficial languages act in both official languages." Mr. Stanfield said the prime minister is democratic because he docs not confine his insults to any one group. "If you are a French-speaking Canadian he'll abuse you in French. If you arc English-speaking he'll do it in English." Mr. Stanfield told a PC party meeting that what- ever the language, the prime minister's actions are "a style I cannot accept, and I don't think the Cana- dian people can do so for very much City council Monday ap- proved the adoption of a 1971 salary plan for 47 non-union city employees giving them salary increases ranging from six to 10 per cent. The city manager was also authorized to give directors, the city solicitor, city assessor and city clerk salary increases of not more than a month which could amount to in- creases of 11 to 14 per cent. Ten per cent increases will be granted the 27 non-union employees in ranges 1 to 18. The four persons in ranges 1-8 will receive about a month more and the 23 in ranges 9-18 will receive about a month more. The eight per cent increase for 13 employees in ranges 19- 22 will receive an extra in pay and the six per cent in- crease for the seven employees in ranges 23-27 will receive an extra to a month. City directors receive 600, and two receive now. It will be up to the city manager what portion of the a month increase each is to receive. NEW DEAL COMING City Manager Tom Nutting has been given until June to come a plan for future salaries' for non-union em- ployees. It is expected the new plan will be a break-away from the present range-step plan. Probably in 1972 non-union em- ployees' salaries will be based on a merit system of rating where employees arc compen- sated according to their per- formance and degree of re- sponsibility. It is also likely an end rate or maximum earnings will be established for the various jobs and that any further increases will be based on the cost of living index or something simi- lar. Alderman Vera Ferguson Cross gets medal Queen in ceremony LONDON (AP) The Queen presented a medal today to James (Jasper) Cross, the 49- year-old British trade commis- sioner who was kidnapped by Quebec separatists and held for two months. The Queen invested him at Buckingham Palace with the in- signia of Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. She told Cross: "I'm delighted to see you back." Cross, trade commissioner in Montreal at the time of the kid- napping but now posted in Lon- don, was abducted by the Front de Liberation du Quebec Oct. 5 and held for 59 days before his release. and Aid. C. W. Chichester op- posed the resolution Monday. Aid. Ferguson said the "10 per cent increase is too generous and not justified." She said she felt the salaries were above those paid for comparable posi- tions in private industry. Canadian company taken over GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuter) Prime Minister Forbes Burnham formally an- nounced today his government's decision to nationalize the mul- ti-million-dollar Canadian-owned Demerara Bauxite Co. The announcement was made during an hour-long address at the national park to thousands of people including foreign dip- lomatic representatives and vis- itors here for the celebrations marking the first anniversary of the republic of Guyana. The nationalization decision, widely expected by observers, was the climax to negotiations which had been going on since last Dec. 7 between representa- tives of the government and Aluminum Co. of Canada on Burnham's proposals for major- ity state ownership of the baux- ite company, a subsidiary of Alcan. Minh trail in Laos is badly stalled in the face of increased North Vietnamese attacks. Tri, 41, colorful leader of Sai- gon forces in Cambodia, was making a regular daily visit to units of the South Vi- etnamese force in Cambodia when a technical fault brought his chopper down in the border province of Tay Ninh. Eight of the nine persons aboard died, and the only survi- vor was the co-pilot, who was seriously hurt. Meanwhile, 13 miles south of Tay Ninh and a mile from the Cambodian border, about 300 North Vietnamese troops at- tacked an American artillery base supporting Tri's forces across the border. Some of the attackers broke into the base and blew up a fuel dump. The Americans said they killed nine guerrillas, while U.S. casualties were two killed and nine wounded. In another development, the U.S. command announced its heaviest air strikes in North Vietnam in three months. Fifty American fighter-bombers raided surface-to-air and other anti-air- craft positions in North Vietnam Saturday and Sunday. Tri, a slight man who wore a baseball bat and carried a swagger stick, has been de- scribed as the Moshe Dayan and the Fatten of tie South Vi- etnamese Army. TOOK OVER IN 1968 Tri took up command of Mili- tary Region Three, the 16 prov- inces around Saigon, after the Viet Cong's devastating Tet of- fensive of January, 1968. He "commuted" daily to the war in Cambodia from his home at Bien Hoa. Reliable sources said Tri's helicopter went down one mile from Tay Ninh, after exploding in mid-air. A lieutenant-colonel, a major and two captains, all Vietnamese, were among the persons on board who died. The military governor of Sai- gon, Lt-Gen. Nguyen Van Minh, was appointed acting com- mander of M i 1 i t a r y Region Three today following Tri's death. Meanwhile, the South Vietna- mese command revealed today that 100 government ranger soldiers were killed and 78 are missing from the 39th Hanger Battalion, which was overrun by North Vietnamese forces in Laos during the weekend. Showdown near in B.C. strike VANCOUVER (CP) A strike lockout involving British Columbia teamsters was in slowly crystallizing sus- pension today as both parties faced a legislative debate aim- ed at ordering a return to work. The discussion would be the first of its kind in the legisla- ture since the B.C. Mediation Commission Act was enacted in 1968. Precipitating the discussion was a chain of events over a "struck goods" clause which resulted Friday in a strike and reciprocal lockout by 80 per cent of the province's trucking firms. WATERFRONT SLOWDOWN Monday, cargo-handling on the Vancouver waterfront op- erated at less than half capac- ity because ot a dispute over dispatching longshoremen that was linked with the shutdown of most of the B.C. trucking in- dustry. Louis Kaufman, president of the Vancouver Local of the In- t e r national Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, sent about longshoremen home after lie was prevented from speaking about the truck- ing dispute to the men. Work resumed on the evening shift. Neither side in the trucking dispute took any action during the weekend to settle the dis- pute, primarily over a contract clause that would permit work- ers to refuse to handle goods moved over picket lines. The B.C. Federation of La- bor, a bitter opponent of a compulsory. arbitration clause in the mediation act, took the unusual step Saturday of an- nouncing full support for the non-affiliated teamsters. NOTICE SERVED The announcement came on the heels of notice by Labor Minister Leslie Peterson in the legislature of a motion that would order resumption of nor- mal operations in the industry if the tie-up was still in effect today. If the motion is passed by the legislature, it is then ex- pected to go back to the cabi- net which can order the parties back to work. Canada objects again to British arms sale OTTAWA (CP) Canada again objected Monday to any British arms sale to South Af- rica. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said in the Com- mons that the government hopes Britain will not proceed with a sale of helicopters to that country. He said the Canadian view continues to be that supplying armaments to South Africa would not promote the strength and unity of the Commonwealth. Mr. Sharp was replying to questions by Heath Macquarrie, foreign affairs spokesman for the Conservatives. Mr. Macquarrie asked whether Canada will take the initiative in the eight-nation Commonwealth committee on the arms issue to try to halt any further British sales. Mr. Sharp said merely that Canada as a committee mem- ber hopes to have an "active time" and play a "useful role." He said Britain had never promised to withhold action on an arms sale until the commit- tee had made a report. The committee was set up at last month's Commonwealth prime ministers' conference in Singapore. Federal spy said operating in Separatist hierarchy Conciliation for teachers Lethbridge and Medicine Hat school trustees have applied for conciliation in their nego- tiations with teachers in the two cities, following a break- down in discussions. Working conditions are still the major centre of dispute be- tween the two groups. Lctlibridge teachers m e t Monday in tlioir first general meeting since negotiations started, hut no formal voting on future teachers' policies look place QUEBEC (CP) Camille Laurin. Parti Quebecois house leader'in the Quebec national assembly, says a "federalist spy" has infiltrated the separa- tist party's hierarchy. The man is a "sentor" party official, he said in an interview Monday, and will be exposed at a convention here nest week- end. Declining to name the official involved, Mr. Laurin said there was no doubt about the alleged infiltrator's political sympa- thies. "He's a spy of the regime be- cause the regime is afraid of us and is trying to save its skin." Mr. Laurin did not say who the RESULT OF ALTERCATION Henri Gagnon, president of the local 568 of the International Brother- hood of Electrical Workers describes to police and Monday how he was beaten by three or four men as he was walking towards his cor In front of his Montreal union office. Fourteen stitches were required to repair his ripped left ear. Machinery firm to close plants TORONTO (CP) Massey- Ferguson Ltd. announced today it is laving off about work- ers as it suspends the manufac- turing of most finished products because of slow sales. The layoffs start Monday and will continue in the three follow- ing weeks. The to be laid off repre- sent more than half the present force of at four Ca- nadian and two United States lo- cations. Massey-Ferguson, one of the world's major manufacturers of farming equipment and one of Canada's largest corporations, had a loss of million in the year to Oct. 31, 1970, and retail sales this year have fallen be- hind forecast levels. The layoffs affect these opera- tions; Toronto, 900 of to be laid off; B r a n t f o r d, Ont., three plants, full-time and 300 seasonal workers out of a work force of Detroit, two plants, 350 of 725 workers. The announcement comes as the company and its union have been bargaining on a new con- tract. The union set March 2 as a strike deadline. In late 1970 the company had about workers in its Cana- dian plants, down from about a few years earlier. It went through a number of shift reductions, extended vacatirns end shutdowns during 1970 in an effort to cut costs In the face of declining sales. Storms man would be accused of work- ing for. He said the infiltrator was not a policeman. He was probably sent "to find out our activities or else as an agent provocateur to sow dis- cord and discredit Mr. Laurin said. His charge followed state- ments by party leader Rene Le- vesque that some of the Parti Quebecois' "most devoted mem- bers" were really "doi'We agents paid by the police." Mr. Levesque said he would seek powers from the party to conduct "a great cleanup of pseudo-leftists, radicals and po- lice under-cover men." Seen and heard About town r'OURMET churchgoer Irwin G e m m i 1 1 look-. ing at the bulletin handed him by the usher and com- menting to Ruth Bester, "What's on the menu for to- Dale Aasen, phys- sical education director of the Lethbridge Family Y show- ing how not to do it and sporting a neck cast as fur- ther instruction Anjette Barrel wondering if a mud pack might help her snorts car's blemished paint job. Calley admits he killed at My Lai FORT BENNTNG, Ga. (AP) Lieut. William L. Calley Jr., speaking without any emotion, admitted today he killed at My Lai in South Vietnam but "it was not my order, it was the order of the day." "Who gave you the asked defence counsel George La timer. "Capt. Medina, Calley answered, "How many times did he give you the Calley said the order came five at a company briefing the night before the My Lai assault, once at a platoon leaders' briefing the following morning before the helicopters lifted off, and twice over the radio while the troops were in the village. Calley is charged with killing 102 Vietnamese civilians in the hamlet of My Lai of sev- eral numbered My Lai hamlets his company assaulted the suspected Viet Cong stronghold on March 16, 1968. Calley described the briefing the night before as given by his company commander, Capt. Er- nest L Medina. Calley is testifying in his trial on charges of killing or order- ing killed 102 civilians in My Lai 4, one of a number of hamlets surrounding the vil- lage that was the main objec- Lai Other defence witnesses had quoted the captain as saying variously to kill every living thing, to kill everything that breathes, to leave no one alive, not even animate and livestock. havoc MONTREAL (CP) Anoth- er major snowstorm rolled into Canada's largest city early to- day snarling early morning commuter traffic. The snow, accompanied by Kinds of 35 miles an hour, re- duced visibility in some loca- tions to one-quarter of a mile. The storm played havoc with commuter bus and train sched- ules and some inter-city trains were reported late. ROOF COLLAPSES A Montreal waterfront freight shed roof collapsed under snow today, injuring at least two men. After a roll-call check, there were fears two other men may be trapped under the debris. The storm which struck southern Ontario in the form of freezing rain Monday night was expected to move through Quebec today and into the Maritime region Tuesday. All public and separate schools in the Carleion school district were closed, Ottawa airport was closed and traffic in and out of the city slowed to a crawl if it moved at all. At Toronto, planes began fly- ing out of Toronto Interna- tional Airport today after a night during which freezing rain and winds up to 40 miles an hour forced the airport to close. Meanwhile, a late winter storm that staggered sections of the mid-continent with 13- foot snowdrifts aimed an icy and snow-laden punch at the northeastern United Slates to- day. Seventeen persons were dead as a result of the storm in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas. Missouri and Nebraska, ;