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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald FOURTH SECTION Lethbridgc, Alberta, Wednesday, January 20, 1971 PAGES 33-42 Lake Erie's Mercury pollution problem International diplomacy holds key WASHINGTON (CP) - Dow Chemical of Canada has tote the U.S. Supreme Court that mercury pollution of Lake Erie cannot be resolved by the court but only through international diplomacy. The Canadian firm at Sarnia, Ont., which is being sued by the state of Ohio, said Monday an injunction banning it from polluting the lake and its tributaries could/not be enforced short of war. j The high court will rule on an unspecified date whether it will hear the case, which is being backed by the U.S. government. It is unusual for the Supreme Court to take a case before it has been through lower courts. This one hasn't. Ohio asked the court to issue the injunction barring Dow of Canada from further polluting Lake Erie and also to award damages to the state. Ian Outerbridge, one of two Toronto lawyers granted special permission to testify before the high court, told the nine justices there was no way an injunction against his client, Dow of Canada, could be enforced "short of war." He argued that Canadian regulations are not being violated by the discharge, and if the Canadian government deemed the operation necessary to the econ- omy, there was nothing the U.S. could do about it without war. Justice Hugo L. Black asked: "What would happen if it were a situation in which people were being killed?" Outerbridge said he was sure diplomatic action would be taken before that stage was reached. Urging that the present case be handled through diplomatic channels, he cited the International Joint Commission and the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. Both measures were used in negotiating an agreement after a Trail, B.C., smelter polluted U.S. waters in the 1930s. Several of the justices ques- tioned whether the IJC would be "the correct forum" for such a case. Both Canadian lawyers thought so. However, Peter L. Strauss of the U.S. solicitor-general's office disagreed. Strauss told the court international treaties do not take away the court's power to protect American citizens from pollution originating in Canada. Vincent McEwan, the second Canadian lawyer, backed Outer-bridge's argument and said Ontario courts would be "the perfect vehicle" for such an action by the state. Paul W. Brown, former Ohio attorney-general, said outside the court hs has received a Jan. 12 letter from Henry Landis, general counsel for the Ontario Water Resources Commission, saying the commission was considering bringing legal action of its own against Dow of Canada. Execute pushers TEHRAN (AP) - An army corporal and a civilian were shot by a filing squad Monday, bringing the total of persons executed or facing death on narcotics charges to 72. Under a new Iranian law anyone caught Willi 4VSs pounds of opium or one-third ounce of heroin may be shot if convicted by a military court. CONE CONDUCTOR - This young Sou fh Vietnamese ice cream peddler carries her ice cream and cones on her head at the Saigon Zoo as she attempts to earn a living for herself in the restaurant business. She's also taking time out to sample some of her goods. Flexible policy sought Hefty hike possible in defence budget OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's roles in North American air defence and in anti-submarine warfare are once again under wide-open discussion as preparations' go forward for the second full-dress defence white paper in seven years. Defence Minister Donald Macdonald wants to produce a document that will outline a flexible defence policy for the 1970s and at the same time fit into the scheme of priorities laid down in 1969 by Prime Minster Tru-deau. With technological changes coming at a breathtaking pace in the defence field, the minister has his work cut out for him. One result of the current review could be a hefty increase in Canada's defence budget, frozen at $1.8 billion annually until the 1973-74 fiscal year. Mr. Macdonald said on taking office last fall that a budget rise would be inevitable, given a continuation or expansion of the forces' current commitments, when the budget freeze expires'. THINGS CHANGED? He made the prediction before the Quebec kidnap crisis, which possibly opened an era of heightened civil responsibility for the forces. The defence minister won't say he'll be asking for more department funds but in a recent interview he hinted: "I am going to place some ideas before cabinet." In broad policy terms the aim of the white paper is to present a comprehensive defence program based on the 1969 priorities." The priorities are: protection of Canadian sovereignty, defence of North America, participation in NATO and international peacekeeping. Nixon appears to be taking political tack to the left WASHINGTON (Reuter) -President Nixon, with an eye on his 1972 re-election prospects, appears to be taking a political tack to the left. Hints that he plans to make an ideological appeal to voters in the middle and just left of centre could be confirmed in the coming weeks in his State of the Union message Jan. 22 and the new budget. As the president prepares his legislative program for 1971, major attention in the administration is focused on a revenue-sharing plan. This is designed to funnel federal taxes back to the 50 states to enable them to tackle some of their own problems and, in turn, to pass on sorely-needed extra money to crisis-ridden cities. Another plan which will receive an energetic push from the president is the welfare reform program guaranteeing every poor family a minimum income. INSURANCE PLAN COMING? A national health insurance proposal is widely reported to be almost ready for submission to Congress. Nixon has also given notice he will go against Republican tradition by proposing a deficit budget to hasten business expansion and check unemployment. The prospect that Nixon will propose considerable increases in defence spending may partly appease some conservatives. Nixon may also be active in maintaining personal pressure on Congress. He has been criticized in the past for not doing enough to get his own legislative proposals accepted. The president stuck to fiscal remedies to try to curb inflation in his first two years in office. But the problem has still persisted while unemployment, at six per cent cf the labor force, has grown to its highest level for nine years. HELD 21 YEARS, SUES MESSINA, Sicily (AP) - A 70-year-old man who spent 21 years in prison before an appeal court found him innocent of murder has sued the state for 300 million lire ($480,000) damages. Antonio Spano had been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of murder for purpose of robbery. The list represents a thorough re-shuffling of the goals in the 1964 defence white paper, which listed collective defence first and surveillance and protection of Canadian territory-sovereignty-last. The future of the anti-submarine role, which under collective security arrangements has consumed virtually the entire postwar Canadian effort in maritime defence, is closely related to the protection of sovereignty, QUESTIONS ROLE Mr. Trudeau, among others! has questioned continuing in the anti-sub role, while a parlia mentary committee has suggested it be de-emphasized in favor of surveillance work. Mr. Macdonald seems to sug gest an eventual shift in empha sis when he says he can't foresee any dramatic change "in the next year or so." "Over the longer period, one is inclined to be a little cautious because of the uncertainties about the technical aspect." This appeared a reference to a reported change in U.S. strategy away from traditional submarine tracking methods to one of erecting defences against submarine-launched ballistic missiles'. Uncertainty about the direc ticn of government policy ap-1 parently has been a factor in I continuing delay on selection of a maritime anti-submarine pa trcl aircraft to replace the Argus. COULD BE COSTLY Purchase of an Argus replacement could cost $300 million to $400 million. The choice appar ently lies between Hawker-Sid deley's Nimrod and Lockheed's Orion. Mr. Macdonald says he wants a fresh look at NORAD, the | North American air defence command which he contends is based on the military technology of the mid-1950s. The I bomber threat against which it was built has "much dimin ished," giving way to a growing threat from inlercontinent-l and submarine-launched missiles. But he still considers it essen lial iiat Canada retain the cap ability t j patrol its own _ir I soa.3-"to exercise an author-1 ity." Mr. Macdonald hopes to have the white pape:- ready for Parliament in April. OFF REG. PRICES Start Thursday featuring fantastic Crazy Day Sale Prices you'll find hard to believe! - We've just taken Inventory and want ON ALL ITEMS LISTED to c|ear tne following merchandise as quickly as possible! IN THIS AD QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY NIGHTS UNTIL 9 P.M. FURNACE FILTERS Reg. Price 50% Special . .. .44 PAINT BRUSH ROLLER WITH PAN Reg. Price 1.19 SO% Special........ .59 POTTED PLANTS Reg. Price .39 50% Special ........ .19 2-PIECE TURBO JET LUGGAGE SET Reg. Price 16.97 A ,48 50% Special 8 SPORT KIT BAGS Reg. Price 1.98 50% Special ....... .99 SEE-THRU CAKE PAN Reg. 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