Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 38 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY. JANUARY 25, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Peace at hand Canadians pack on mail tront r for truce tour Packing for Vietnam Maj. C. L. cf Ottawa begins to pack his kit for ihe Icng journey 'o Vietnam. Maj. Fifzpofrick, an armed forces public relations ofricer, will be one of the first Canadians to ar- rive in Vietnam to serve en (he four-country supervisory force. S'ttina on !he major's uniform is his pet Sicmese cat Ming. (CP Wirephaio) War disputes will linger By WALTER R. MK WASHINGTON -AP- Through a tortured decade. the poiirica] in :hp I'ni-cvi SIEICS in elecdon snd x. rime? in the 5treeis has been shadowed by the issue cf WE? in Viewem. I: his been a in the makirg. and 'je un- making, o: It Congress diA'isipr.s at linies shsrper than those of affiliation. oixJ ritnc labels wj-ji more meaning LlicJi Republican Democrat. I; to ix1 cabled ihs bilip.- gsp "d people. 1; ;ho ;haT: thou5-3rd5 upon of den'on.vra'ors r-3radej i- lur- moil ;he naricnai conver.Tion in Ciirsgo year? ?.co, alirnj; on eve of settlerr.eni as Presicen: Nixon irijururaied to E second term. DISPUTES CONTINUE With the to be siped in Paris Saiurday, the isfuo of war appe-ir.> ;o be dene, bu: 'Jie disputes i: spawned wii! no: go away. There L- likely to be lirgsrlrg debate about the terms and the oi peace. T'nere is some lai in Congress of 10 bar iry of I" S. fcrces. And there is legislaUon. supported by s of the Senate, to define the cordiuons ur.der which a presidem can ui ihe future com mi; I'.S. foroea abroad. I: 15 Congrc55 will no; 55 in ism Gulf c: resaluuor. to empower sry presiden: ro a'.! he ceenis in siiuaiion surh ihs; in Viemam. Like the the escalated grariualiy d'orir.g ihe decade. Ii was a topic Liiree presidenual campaigns, and may have been the pivoiaJ one in whe." Nixon wai firs: elected. DIVIDES PARTY over the war and :he turmoil of convention. Presides; Jchr.5o-. for renoir.iniiioa on the war hsd renounced candidan- for a second full term. four before, he the over Republican nontiisee Birr- hi caivijaiin. had ?a..c iv Lbou: io American bays "to do what 10 be doing ;c-r TT.H; p-tvr.iced hl'te- Rt-publier.n joke- "They told me if I V.VCYJ fn- G.-iVi-r.-aier we'c have a half million men in Vieiram. I did and we do." NEW BAIL LAW BEING MISUSED TORONTO (CP1 Justice Minister Olio Lsrtg said Wednesday niglv. thai police, judges and crojvn attorneys misusing the new 1-r.il reform by allowing criminals to needlessly go free. In s telephone interview with Tne Siar from Ottawa, the min- ister replied to charges by Mar- tin Friedland. dean of law at the Unr. er.-iiy cf Toronto. The dean questioned whether Ihe police were trying to scuttle the recent Bail Reform Act by belng too liberal about freeing people. We must improve the way police operate the law." ssid Mr'. Lang. The minister snid he had recently written provincial 3t- tornevs-general and told them that the ij.n's ability to keep in custody not being used. "And 1 drew to their attention Ibe critical need to to throw t-e book guy vho doesn't shou up for his trial after having been released from custody.'' said Mr. Lang. He said h? heira of h> where su-pects were re- leased although the police weren't sure of their identi- ties. Ir Toronto, Mr. Friedland told a forun; sponsored by the ur.Hersity al'jmni that in some instances the po- lice wore ivi-g too liberal. More school trustee i nu co runny M.MM.Y SI XNV. EDMONTON CP Educa- tion Minister Lou llyndnian says he is intrigued by a sug- g-'stion that the of trus- tees serving on urban school boards be increases. Edmonton puhlio school board tabled .1 ir.otion. for fur- ther iegisi.i- to tiilow for more trus- tees. The Kiard er, mem- bers, the same number it h.ul ir. 19.-. and some ar- giied that seven ixMple are not enough '.o h.ir.dlc coir.militv work. They s.iid mno trust cos Mould bo (viler. Mr IhTidinan 5iaid the prov- vvi'l Ihe pro- v.ded the iiriun Ixiards ask [or an examination. OTTAWA (CP) Peace is at hand in the long-standing postal dispute with the signing Wednesday if a tentative agree- ment between union and gov- ernment negotiators. Although the agreement must be ratified by the 28.000 mem- bers of the Council of Postal Unions and contractual lan- guage must be hammered out, threats 01 a national postal strike this year are all but averted. Announcement of the tenta- tive settlement was made Wednesday by Postmaster-Gen- eral Andre Ouellet in the Com- mons and through a news re- lease from the union. Union sources said a ratifica- tion vote might be held early next week, but timing would de- pend on how soon terms of the agreement could be sent to members for examination. Mr. Ouellet noted it was the first time a settlement has been signed with the Council of Postal Unions without resort to national strike action since col- lective bargaining was granted to public sen'ants in the late 1960s. He said that "under nor- mal conditions" peace in the post office can be expected until the contract runs out in Decem- ber. 1974. Wlvle the settlement is based substantially on a conciliation beard report made public in December, some clauses will be based on agreement reached between the parties outside the framework of the report. Among these are sections on vacation leave and boot and clothing allowances. Mr. Ouellet said. The majority conciliation board report, signed by board chairman Owen Shime and un- ion nominee William recommended wage increases of 65 rents-an-hour over a tract lasting 10 Dec. lP7-t. Average hourly wages for postal derks and letter carriers at expiration of the last con- tract in March, were SC.69 and S3.54 respectively. COMMITTEE URGED The conciliation board also suggested retroactive pay dat- ine back to March of S400 and a joint union-management man- power committee to mull dispute mailers of job clasifica- tion and technological change. Establishment of the com- mittee is seen as a major step toward resolving union fears about automation. Job and wage security also has been a major issue in the contract talks. Rats ravenous BRISBANE. Australia i Ren- ter1 li.ivomnis r.ils. fnrml into the by iMtile slations in north- "ivl Mnppmg and cMling ihpir in'.n houses. Marketing board favored BROOKS (CPi The Alber- ta Agricultural Products Mar- keting Council has received a petition from the Albena Fresh Vegetable Marketing Commis- sion to dissolve and formulate a marketing board. Reuben Huber of Rosemary, council secretary, said the com- n-.Lv-ion also recommeixied all organizations representing ".he industry sho'.ild merge, sub ject to ratification b} the growers. In addition to i ho fresli growers, i he merger would include the A 1 e r r a Potato Commission inr the Albena Vegetable Mar- keying Board. The reasori for the pe- li.inn was to create market su-bilr.' and to eco- nomic stability for the grower. Mr. Huber told a pub'ic he.-.r- ing here. Many growers, have gone bankrupt in the last year. A marketing board makes it c'orppuisory for all producers to sell tlieir produce through one organization and a check-off is token. LAVA RAINS DOWN ON ICELAND TOWN REYKJAVIK fReuter) A change of wind left a once-pros- perous Icelandic island fishing toTm fscing the full fury of an erupting volcano early toosy. LGVE from Lhe nearby Helga- fel volcano was already raining do-.vn on the eastern part of ths TVestniED island tovm of Lmannaeyjsr Wednesday night when the wind suddenly veered towards southeast putting The entire town at the mercy of molten rock and hot ash. The shift in the wind was one of the most dangerous develop- ments since the volcano-dor- mant for about suddenly bursi into IL'e two davs aso, forcing evacuation of Vestmannaeyjar's 5.030 persons. The return of the prevailing southeast wind over the VTest- man island put the almost deserted town in the path of the ash and lava belching from the volcano's gigantic new crater only a mile and a quarter swzy. Five houses in the eastern part of Lhe town were set ablaze by molten lava falling out of the sky Wednesday night. the new crater posed ths greatest threat to the town, about 500 persons who fled from their homes Tuesday prepared to make a quick return visit to salvage some of their belong- ings, tien leave, possibly for good. Britain rewrites immigration rules LONDON iCP> Britain an-Nov. 2 in a Commons vote on nounced today a number of changes ia new rules governing Commonwealth immigration, a move aimed at voiding a re- currence nf the Conservative re- volt which shook the Ton' gov- ernment last November. "Tie most notable change is a i u'jng that Commonwealth men and women with 5 grandparent born in Hie United Kingdom may be granted, beginning Jan. 2n entry clearance which v.'ii: enable them 10 work End settle here for as long as they But unlike Commonwealth citizens with a parent born in the U.K.. they nil! not be granted an unrestricted right of entry and can be refused per- mission to st.-.y on certain grounds, to be made known later. Another charge U an exten- sion to me years from three of the "working holiday." en ar- r.ingement allowing vacationing youne Commonwealth citizens to take employment in Britain. MUST BE RENEWED However, permission to stay tinder this scheme must be re- rewed each year, as in the past, and auihoriiies have the right to refuse such permission if they feel the provision has been abased. The majority Conservative government i n t r o d 11 c e d the changes as a result of its defeat immigration regulations which were designed to take account of Britain's entry into the Eu- ropean Common Market. Many backbench MPs felt the former proposals eroded the traditional right; of Com- monwealth citizens and placed Ihem on a basis similar to that of si'ens. The current altera- tions, which will have the greatest effect on emen; from the eld countries, such as Canada. Aus- tralia and New Zealand, appear designed partially to mollify the Tory rebels. To da} 's gcnernment an- nouncement stressed that Com- monwealth immigrants will be treated as distinct from EEC nationals, who have free access to Britain, and from At present, widowed mothers, widowers more than 6 years of ase and parents. least one of whram is more than 6. from Commonwealth countries are allowed to settle in the U.K. if they are dependent on children living here EXTENDS THE RIGHT Under tiie new proposals, which still need parliamentary approval, this right wii! b? ex- tended to grandparent as well. The government said nothing has been done in Lie revised rules ;o lessen the advantages which already exist fnr Com- monweahh citizens compared wii-h EEC nauonals or aliens. OTTAWA (CF) The gov- ernment has received in- flations from each of Lhe four combatania to take part in a ceasefire observer force in Viet- nam, tne external affairs de- partment; announced today. The invitations from Washing- ton. Hanoi. Saigon and the Viet Cong satisfy one of two condi- tions External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp has placed on Canadian psrncipaQori in tie cbserver force for an initoaJ 60 days. Tne other condition remaining is the signing by all four com- batants of the peace agree- ments. That expected to take place Saturday. Mssnwhile. Lhe defence de- partment said today 103 Cana- dian forces personnel are as- sembling in Montreal, ready to be flown to Vietnam as soon as the cabinet approves Canadian participation formally. Tne total r.uniber of Canadians expected to be sea; is 290. They will not be an armed force. OFF TO WASHINGTON Todsy. Mr. Snarp WES to fiy to Washington to acterrf the funeral of former presides: Lyndon and lunch with U.S. Secrs'ajv o f William Rogers. The minister insisted in the House and later with reporters that no commitment beyond 60' cays would be made until the government has time to decide adequately Canada's condi- tions for rarjcipation have been met by'the peace accords. Mr. Sharp told reporters that will not be settled at least until an international conference is reis 30 days after the ceasefire jVewspaper retracts story Marchand refused search MONTREAL (CP1 La says today ii "'as wror.g in reporting that federal Trans- port Jean Marchand reiuseu to suhmit to a search before boarding an aircraft at Montreal Ah-port. Ho.vever. ihc1 newspaper says learnev: frcrn tuar.i.- a; the airport thai Mr! Matvha-d oh.iectod before al- lowing to be searched prior to hoarding an aircraft here S'.ir.day. IA Presse said Wednesday the transport minister had boarded a p'.ane here List Fri- ria> rifter refusing to be searer-d! In Ottawa Wednesday. Mr. Marchand denied that lie was within miles of Montreal starts Saturday, as provided in tie peace agreement. He also told former prime mini5.ler John Diefenbaker the government was concerned that Canada as one of four observer countries would be required to pay hvo per cent of the cost of keeping its men in Viemam over and above regular pay. Canada had proposed that the four combatant U.S.. North and South Vietnam and the Viet all costs beyond normal pay for the troops. This v.'otiid include s'.ich things as teasing, food, travel and other similar operational expenses. He said he would hie io see the United Nations security council involved as the contin- uing pob'iicE! authority. Secur- ity council members along with the four members of the cease- fire commission, ar? among the countries that would form the international conference envis- aged in the agreement. Two sides to peace negotiators WASHINGTON 'Tne Vietnamese are the most difficult to negotiate with that I have ever met when they don't want to settle." presidenual adviser Henry Kissinger told a news conference Wednes- day. But he added: "They are the most effec- tive negotialc.rs I have ever met when they want to settle. Vietnam ceasefire principals VASHKGTOX WJi 2 ceasefire fafl ap- pro2chine. maicr are for a complicated senleineril ar.d the uncer- liin ihci lie Li WaihbE'.on. the Pentagon isiuea a slop order laie Wcdresdsy on' _ ail pc-ci-.: o; Vnitcd soldier; ;o Vietnam. Only srrr.e perfonnel with special fk'-iis wiii be shipped over to heb in U.S. De- Secretary Mehin R. Laird snnounced. Voder the vvar-ending pact to be signed in Paris Saturday. aU V.S forces are to be p-jBed out cf Souih Vietnam 60 days o; the interaaaonaJIy-superrised ceasefire thst vill go into eifect at 7 p.m. EST Saturday. In Ottawa. External .Uiairs Mitchell Sharp of Can- ada. rce of fo'ur co-jntries slated tc ihe ceasefire, said the first cortingarjt of Canada's observer force be heading gird last Fric'-jy and demanded that La Presse retraci iis story. The newspaivr tcxiay cuoles r.vo security sgenis ai -the air- port as saying Mr. Msrehand lo'id them he was a minister and thus did not to be Shah oil lor the scene norf after the signing. From Hanoi came word that Nguyen Diry Trinh. North Viet- nam's foreign mimstcr. is en route to Paris to join his U.S.. South Vietnamese and Viet Cor.g counterpane in Saturday's formal condusioa of tie agree- ment. U.S. State Secretary Wiiiian P. Rogers plans to leave for the French capita] Fridsy. Tne fast-moving diplomatic ami military moves fit into Lhe intricate scenario set forth Ti'edDssday in a 12-page peace agreement, plus four side ac- cords, made public by Washing- ton and Hanoi. Exuberation over the. prospec- tive wmdup of the long was nnxed vrith caution whether the setijeraent n-Q slick in a land where the fight- ing has been going on for gen- eration President Nixon spote to cco- leaders of "a peace, however fragile, which ve have copes will endure.'' Nego'jator Hen" Kissinger riedged a insior V.S. e-ffon for s permartenLly peaceful In- dochina b'jt c.iutioned tha: the success oi the asrreerr.er.t rests also "or. the spirit in it is steps from the electronic bar- rier. Then he showed his card minister and did no; have to submit to the regulation One of t_he persons panying him said: 'We are vith a minister, we're no; bandits.' "After having the natter for a few ir.in- utes. Mr. Marcl-.and accepted to be searched certainly no; with his f'.ii! accord companies TEHRAN 'AP1 Tne Shah of Irnr. has warned Western oil companies operating in the Ir- anian oil industry to expect an end to their operations at the conclusion of their current con- tract in He s'iid the alternatives were for to agree to increase production to eight mi'.hon bar- rels a day or line up w-ith oilier customers and btiy t'rom Ir.in as an ordinary aisionier. Seen and heard About town 'T'lfiEH tabby Stuart. Gifn Lambt-n's cat. finally Ipirnin: to h'.ini, hotne priw a rvxl Milnrs when she changed !ier wages went irom peanuts Foreign investment bill in House hopper OTTAWA A revised and lonelier bill to repilalp for- eipi invesimenl was piTseclori to the Commons as Ihe Ifltcsi step in the minority Liberal campni.cn to demountr.ito responsive-ness to opinion Much of llio bill is tlic1 same1 r.s Ins; fv.vicn roview bill. Mhicli tlietl llic1 last Bui ili.il bill eouTCvi only lAkoovors or putting the one wouJd rcgu- late all tbr by inohidinc depends opponent o: p.insion ol por.it es: HUT" Canadian ir.to bill defesied And only having then ihni dividual o.vi! minister th.it 'estmen: oo'.ilo. no: 'o o d of did n o: go 1 i.he old bill further, election 1. ilvr.il lecsl.iiion t h bill w o 11 .1 >ou to d.. oiiiisi-fv.ilivc lo e n before comtvinie.v to hansos niajvir criUasmi of the old bill by New IndiwLry Minister AlnstAir liii- lespie at a news cotu'ciDoc.. tion and xvns appointed industry mmisicr Nov.