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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetKbrtdge Herald VOL. LXV1 No. 173 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1W3 TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS 28 PAGES Indian treaties will be honored Farm leaders fear new deal By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON (CP) There is growing concern among Prairie farm leaders that toe federal govern- ment intends to end the Canadian wheat board's con- trol over the marketing of feed grains. Justice Minister Otto Lang, minister responsible for the wheat board has announced he will reveal the government's new feed grains policy by July 31. There are parafatent reports be intends to place oats and barley on the open market. For years, there has been conflict over feed grains betweeH Eastern livestock producers and Western grain producers, m feed grams must be purchased through the wheat board. In the West, livestock produc- ers have access to feed grains outside the wheat board's jurisdiction a .situation mat Easterners say ur dis- criminatory. However, the Western feed producers maintain the wheat board must retain control to provide them with the highest return for their product. They also argue that Eastern livestock producers have a competitive edge because they are closer to markets in areas of con- centrated population. D. M. Lockwood of Regina, second vice-president of the Saskatchewan. Wheat Pool, says there is pressure from "strong political forces in Quebec" to remove what board control and that any such loss would be detrimental to Prairie grain producers. Roy Atkinson of Saskatoon, president of the tiona Farmers Union, also says there is pressure from outside Canada. The wheat board was viewed in the United States as a "state trading agency detrimental to the free market." COULD BE -DISASTER' Mr. Atkinson, whose organization advocates placing all grams and oilseeds under wheat board control, says any return to the open market would be a "disaster and a retrograde step which will have a chaotic effect in the long run." He promises that if Mr. Lang announces a return to open markets for feed grains, "all hell will break knee." A. M. Runciman of Winnipeg, president of United Grain Growers, says some modifications will be an- nounced such as placing the wheat board in a position where the market determines the price level at which it buys the grain, "a position both sides could b've with." "If we were under the open market system right now with the high feed prices, the Eastern producers would get slaughtered." E. A. Boden of Regina, president of the Saskatche- wan Federation of Agriculture, says ending wheat board control could increase animosity between East and West "If the East feels a better job could be done on the open market, they're in for a terrific surprise be- cause if they could buy from an individual farmer they'll find they nave to pay a substantial cost to move ft East and the ultimate buyer'or user could be severely fleeced." Peace pipe Queen Elizabeth accepts a peace pipe from Chief David Ahenakew during a visit to the RCMP Training De- pot at Regina Wednesday. The RCMP are celebrating their Centennial this year. CALGARY (CP) For the second consecutive day, west- ern Indian leaders laid before Queen Elizabeth their concern about treaties signed nearly a century ago. Within minutes of her arrival In Calgary today, the Queen met with Harold Cardinal, pres- ident of tiie Alberta Indian As- sociation, who said be hoped the government would agree to stand by the promises made in ths treaties. The Queen assured him the treaties would be kept. In Regina Wednesday, Chief David Ahenakew of the Feder- "ation of Saskatchewan Indians, said broken treaty promises which confused and bewildered the Indians was the cause of many of their problems. Mr. Cardinal said many changes have occurred in the name of progress since the treaties were signed with Queen Victoria's representatives but "these changes nave seldom meant progress for Indian people." "Ecological change has destroyed to a large degree the abundance of wildlife that once provided the livelihood of our people. "The resulting poverty has produced many problems which are crying for a solution.... Corporate tax writeoff bill clears last hurdle "We believe that a fundamen- tal first step towards solving the problems is for both parties to reaffirm their intention to up- hold and respect the terms of the treaties signed in good faith so many years ago." He said the Indians promise to uphold their commitments and "we confidently pray that Vow Majesty's government of Canada will do likewise." 'When the Queen heard Chief Ahenakew's complaints in gina, she nodded periodically but today she had a reply pre- pared which many observers believed reflected the Canadian government attitude. She told Mr. Cardinal it was unfortunate that despite the wealth created during the last 100 years "many Indian people haw been left to live in poverty and distress." WILL CO-OPERATE It was important that these and otter problems arising from the changes be solved and the Indians could be confident o fgovernment co-operation. "You may be assured that my government of Canada rec- ognizes the importance of full compliance with the spirit and terms of your treaties." She told him the Indian people are entering a naw phase in their relationship with other Canadians. "It is my hope that in the coming years you will together find a means to combine a way of life, which suits your cultural and social aspirations, with full participation in the creation and College rejects U of L criticism By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer Criticism of Letbbridge Com- munity College by the chair- man of the board of governors of the University of Leth- bridge was rejected Wednesday by LCC governors. Dr. Neil Holmes, in a letter to college governors, said LCC has no right to offer university transfer courses to its students, and, should not be critical of a government grant recently announced for .new U of L stu- dents. "The college has no approv- al or authority to offer'univer- sity transfer courses. This is outside the terms of reference of the college. "Recent publicity indicates a conception in the minds of at least people associated with the college that there is rivalry and conflict between programs at the university and the college. "The alleged harm that rthe (provincial) bursary program at the U of L could do to .the enjoyment of the growing college is the latest rial wealth of Canada today." Holmes said. Texts of the Queen's and Mr. Cardinals' speeches were avail- OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment's once-explosive corpo- rate tax cuts cleared their final hurdle, in the Commons- Wednes- day, more than a year after they first announced by Finance Minister John Turner. v Opposed only by the New Democrats, the legislation passed third reading, by a 165-. to-23 margin with the Con- servatives and Social Credit parties joining the liberals to support it. The bill is designed to spur investment and create jobs by slashing tbe corporate tax rate for manufacturing and process- ing industries to 40 per cent from 49 per cent. It also allows companies to write off the costs of new equip- ment in two years rather than the normal 10 to 15 years it takes machinery to wear out or become obsolete. Tbe legislation is retroactive to Jan. l. First announced in May, 1972, the bill was delayed initially by the federal election Isst fall, then stalled for months after- ward by uncertainty over tbe ability of the minority govern- ment to get it through Parlia- ment. BITTERLY OPPOSED Tbe New Democrats opposed the bill bitterly from the outset and, for a period during tbe winter, it looked as though the Conservatives might vote against it as well, bringing down tbe government. t Standing in the 264-scat Com- mons is Liberal Con- servative- New Democrat 31, Social Credit 15 and Incfe- pendent However, Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, who opposed making the measures permanent, took the steam out of the issue by later accepting a review procedure offered by Mr. Turner. The proposal permits an auto- matic parliamentary review next April if 60 or more MPs sign a petition demanding i'- So assured was Wednesday that neither .Mr. Stanfield nor Prime Minister Trudeau was in the Commons for the vote, and 73 other MPs were missing as well. Mr. Trudeau was travelling to Edmonton for an evening speegi to Liberal party support- Mr. Stanfield was in able before they met ers Halifax on what was described as constituency business. Missing officers in good shape By SCOTT Inside Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports TV Weather Youth 16-19 24 4, 5 3, 13 21 11, 12 15 6, 7, 10 at 9 2 22 LOW TONIGHT W, HIGH FRIDAY 75: CLOUDY, SHOWERS U.S. clamps controls on products WASHINGTON (AP) Tbe Nixon administration clamped export controls today on 41 kinds of agricultural products, including edible oils, animal fats and livestock protein feed, in a move to bait the United States iood-price spiral and pre- vent shortages. Commerce Secretary Fred- erick Dent said tbe controls, ef- fective immediately, were im- posed under authority of a 1959 law. He said Agriculture Secre- tary Earl Bute approved the ac- tion. Dent's action expands on an earlier move to limit tbe ex- ports on soybeans and cotton- seeds and their byproducts. That move was taken to bead off possibly critical shortages in some soybean products before the new crop comes in this fall. The list of 41 commodities in- chides some soybean byproducts, such as soybean oil. but it also includes peanuts, aUalfa, sun- flower seed oil and other prod- ucts. SAIGON (CP) Negotiations continued today for the rescue of two Canadian officers held by the Viet Cong north of here for the last week. The two. Capt. Ian Patten of Toronto and Capt. Fletcher Thomson of Ottawa, were re- ported by an informed source to be in good condition. "They are being treated like he said, adding they are receiving eggs, rice and ham for breakfast and are supplied with American cigarettes. But the source added that far as be could determine the two were not on ICCS business when they were taken by the Viet Cong a week ago. They had received no clearance as to the route they could take through contested country nor had they any safety guarantees. The source said that, as far as be could determine, the men were on a siteseeing trip. VC HELPS ANYWAY That has been the contention of the Viet Cong, who nave said they take no responsibility for the Canadians because the Ca- nadians were not on an official mission but will help to find and free them out of humanitarian motives. The Canadian ICCS members say' impromptu "flag-shown missions are part of the function. Maj.-Gen. Duncan McAlpine, Canadian military commander, and his Hungarian counterpart, chairman of the military com- mittee of the International Com- mission of Control and Super- vision (ICCS) met top officials of the Viet Cong's Provisional Revolutionary Government late today and were to meet later with South Vietnamese repre- sentatives on the two-party Joint Military Commission (JMO. B.C warned about igas contracts VICTORIA (CP) H British Columbia attempts to tamper with natural gas export con- tracts, it wfll be intruding Into federal jurisdiction and should be ready for a court battle, fed- eral Energy "Minister Donald MacdonaW warned Wednesday. The minister said contracts governing resource distribution within the province's bound- aries are strictly the business of the provincial government. Bat when inter-provincial and inter- national commerce is con- cerned, tiie jurisdiction is with the energy board and tbe fed- eral government. Premier Dave Barrett has said several times that he wants to see a much higher price for exports of B.C. gas and Attorney-General Alex Macdonald has warned that the province might try to accom- plish that by instituting produc- tion controls at tbe wellhead if the energy board doesn't come around to Victoria's viewpoint. CLEAR THE AIR Earlier this summer, some LCC faculty members and ad- ministrators expressed concern over the provincial 'government bursary, which provides per student per year to .per- sons entering the U of L for the first time. The program is hoped to boost enrolment at the Univer- sity by 200 students. Deadline for bursary applications is July 13. Only potential first-year stu- dents, who do not live in a community which provides col- lege or university courses, are eligible for the government aid. College spokesmen claim the bursary is discriminatory, could lower education stan- dards at the U of L and jeop- ardize enrolment .at the college. Dr. Holmes said the univer- sity must clear the air with two fundamental facts: only the U of L is responsible for university programs in this city and only the college is respon- sible for college programs in this city. "The college has no univer- sity he said. LCC president Dr. C. D. Stew- art countered that the univer- sity, and Dr. Holmes, do not appreciate the college situation have DO dear under- standing of LCC opposition to the U of L bursary. "The bursary is eonfrary to a proper approach to student counselling. Higher education should be based on aptitudes and abilities, not a monetary basis." MISSED THE POINT He was supported by LCC board chairman Bob Babki, who said although he sympa- thizes with problems at the U of L, college opposition is well founded. "I think that Neil has rather missed the point. "The university Is perhaps influencing people to make a choice that they don't wish to make." Dr. Stewart said Dr. Holmes contradicted himself on the question of transfer programs. Dr. Holmes' letter, in one sec- tion, states: "The university does rec- ognize that some universities do give credit for some work done in courses or programs at the Lethbridge Community Col- lege. But such credits do not constitute a university transfer course or a university transfer program. "The no approval or authority fp offer university transfer courses. The college should not JSve university courses or or univer- iSity transfer programs or courses." TRANSFER PROGRAMS Dr. Stewart said LCC has, for provided several- trans- fer programs, such as its busi- ness education course which is accepted by the University of Alberta toward a bachelor of commerce program. Dr. Stewart also noted Dr. Holmes, after stating transfer programs should not be allow- ed at LCC, continues to pro- mote transfer programs. Dr. Holmes letter continues: "There are places where col- lege programs could kad logi- cally to university programs. We should be presenting an in- ter-connected, co-operative face to the public." College governors have agreed to meet university offi- cials July 12 at 7 p.m. at LCC to discuss matters listed in Dr. Holmes' letter. Representing the college dur- ing those talks win be Dr. Stew- art, Mr. Babki, faculty delegate Ken Riley, student delegate Rob Gregg and governor Mrs. J. R. Gunn. Russia blunt on Canada peace plan HELSINKI (CP) Russia firmly told Canada today that the question of preventing war should take precedence over the promotion of greater human contacts, which the Canadians have been pressing at the Eu- ropean security conference here. The Russian view was can- didly put to External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp daring a free-wheeling, one-hour dis- cussion with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. Gromyko said Russia doesn't want to bury the human con- tacts issue bat it must be kept m proper Sharp presented Gromyko willa a Canadian submission to tbe conference which provides of disarmament through tbe force-reduction talks in Vienna. Meanwhile, the United States put forward today a five-point program to bring abort peace in Europe and tbe world. State Secretary Wittaim Rog- ers said U.S. objectives were to: on general prin- ciples agreed among tbe 35 states taking part on the con- ference. agreement on spe- cific military matters including exchange of military informa- tion and observers to dispel sus- picion; methods for early and peaceful settlement of dis- putes which could lead to con- frontation; proposals for in- creasing trade and stepping up industrial, scientific and tech- nological co-operation: out specific ways to fa- cilitate human contacts, tbe freer dissemination of informa- tion and the broadening of cul- tural and educational coopera- tion. Watergate charges urged Qitd About town TUEJECTED Dong Dmdop dropping 14 straight games to Ron Taylor in an etectric dart match Randy HolfeM perched on the kiddies' barber chair so he could qualify for free cara- mel candy. for, among other things, prompt permission by participating stales for their nationals to marry those from other coun- tries. Gromyko bluntly confronted Sharp with tbe question of why tbe conference should be ried about a marriage between "A and B" when, as tbe Rus- sian put it they and the wbote alphabet could be destroyed by war. Sharp replied by asserting that Canada hasn't neglected is- sues of war and peace and has iu fact been a leading advocate WASHINGTON (AP) The Uiiee prosecutors who began tbe Watergate investigation have recommended conspiracy indictments against four former top advisers of President Nixon, CBS says. The network also says tbe three assistant U.S. attorneys, who resigned their Watergate positions Friday, told special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox that tbe investigation of the political-espionage scandal snt its cover-up is 85-per-cent com- plete. Seymour Gluszer refused comment on UK itporl Wednes- day night aid the others. Earl SObert and Donald Campbell, could art be reached. Tbe three were reported to nave recommended indictments on counts of conspiracy to ob- struct justice against former at- torney-general John "MitcbeD, who served briefly as director of Nixon's 1972 re-election cam- paign; farmer White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman; former White House domestic- affairs adviser John Ehrlich- man and former White House counsel John Dean. MITCHELL UP XEXT Mitchell, under indictment in New York in a case related to a secret campaign conrti- bution, is scheduled to be the first wtoess Tuesday when the Senate Watergate committee re- sumes its bearings on tbe June break-In at Demo- cratic headquarters. It was understood that his flamboyant and outspoken wife, Martha, has rejected a com- mittee-staff offer of a private room a color television if she will stay away from tbe bearings room as many other witnesses' wives have. In another Watergate-related development Wednesday, Jaba Nixon Eisenhower said in an in- terview that the Nixon family held a private discussion of tbe idea of bis resigning because of the scandal, with the President initiating it and taking a "devil's advocate" role. Tbe family said "no. because re- signing would have been an ad- mission of ;