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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Bonus plans death ends House drama By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) Members of Parliament are head- K! for belated summer early electioneer- ordering an end to a port strike on the St. Lawrence and watching a new baby-bonus plan dis- appear into at least temporary oblivion. Parliament went into a 12-week summer recess at p.m. EDT Friday after emergency legislation to end the St. Lawrence dock strike became law. The MPs thus ended a parliamentary sitting that started Feb. 17 and was more noteworthy for its elec- tioneering than for the government legislative pro- gram that emerged from it. Paul Hellyer a former Liberal cabinet minister, provided suitable drama for the end of a silting by single-handedly scuppering the government's family allowance plan. Mr. Hellyer used a procedural tactic to stop de- bate on the would give larger baby bo- nuses to the poor, none to the rich and less to those in thus prevent passage of the bill. He said he himself was opposed to the highly con- troversial hill and even some Liberals had asked him to oppose if. The bill would have passed had it been allowed to come to a vote. The Liberals and Conservatives would have supported it and the New Democratic Party would have opposed. Health Minister John Munro, who had fought for passage over a long period, said Mr. Hellyer's action was irresponsible and he was flaunting the will Parliament. Stanley Knowles, NDP House Leader, said Mr. Hellyer stopped debate from the wrong motives and for the wrong reasons but that he had done the peo- ple of Canada a service. By next summer the government had hoped to Increase the size of family allowance payments under the new plan to five of 10 families in Canada under a complicated formula that took into account the siza of family and income. Will appear again Mr. Munro said If Parliament sits again Sept. 23, as scheduled, the legislation will appear again. The Lib- eral party was committed to it. But others expressed doubt that the legislation will ever see the light of day again in its present form. It is known that some Liberals, even cabinet mem- bers, and some Conservatives were opposed to it be- cause it would take payments away from many in the middle class and because of bureaucratic tangles that many expected would result from the necessity of de- termining the income of applicants. The government had hoped to jam the bill through the Commons as it sat an extra week to deal with legislation that ended tho dock strikes in Montreal, Trois-R-ivieres and Quebec. With general agreement from Hie opposition, Uio slop-strike legislations slipped through all stages from introduction by Labor Minister Martin O'Connell Wed- nesday to royal assent Friday afternoon in just over 72 hours. It is now law. There was little criticism ot the legislation, with the exception of powers conferred on an arbitrator, arid the bill became effective in time for employers at the ports to plan to have some of the longshore- men back at work Monday. As the legislation was going through the fi- nal phases of the Parliamentary process, snipping ex- ecutives, importers and exporters in Montreal were questioning whether the three ports would ever regain all the business lost by the ports in the eight-week strike. And Hie NDP was wondering whether the land- mark job security provisions, included in the contract signed this spring between the International Longshore- men's Association and the Maritime Employers Asso- ciation were going to be tinkered with by the arbitra- tor. The unity of the Commons in the qiu'ck passage of the docks legislation was unusual for the House this session. Only 16 of the 35 bills introduced by the gov- ernment have been passed since February. Left hanging were such major pieces ot legisla- tion as the controversial foreign takeovers legislation, the long-promised bill to limit election expenses and meEsures dealing with housing and urban renewal. Bill unpassed Another bill left unpassed was one dealing with the expenditures of Air Canada and the Canadian National Railways. Every time that bill came up, opposition mem- bers howled nbout transportation policies, or the lack of them, in Canada and the government decided to turn to other business. The government did not feel that it could attempt to gain passage ot Bill C-158 which would have estab- lished Ilio official English and French versions of O national anthem. Perhaps it feared a re- peat of the flag debate of 1961. Many of the measures that were passed were rou- tine. The government, after seeing its important leg- islation hitting roadblocks, recently indicated that it satisfied with the result of the sitting because leg- islation extending the Dominion-provincial agreements thrt provide, among other things for equalization pay- ments for the poorer provinces, had passed. Other major legislation that passed included Crim- inal Code amendments that made hijacking aircraft an offence and labor code amendments that allow union and management representatives under union ju- risdiction lo lake account of technological change in contract negotiations. Now MPs are heading hack lo their constituencies wondering whether they will get one more silting of the 27th Parliament under their belts before an elec- tion. A widely licld assumption when Parliament, re- sumed in February was that this was the last sitting, hut Prime Minister Truclcaii kept everybody guessing right up to Friday. Twice during the sitting he shot down election speculation, the last time with nn in- vitation lo talk to him at the cnrl of the summer. Even during the last week ho threw remarks across the floor of tho House thnt could bo read us Indic.itinf; Ihe House would nol he silting in September nnd Ihiil there would be n brief fall session. That election possibility certainly is In tlio minds o[ many Mrs us Lhcy return borne. HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 70-75 The Lcthlnidtje Herald "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV No. 176 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1972 FOUR SECTIONS 58 PAGES million earmarked to aid South irrigation By RUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer A dollar deal the federal government design- ed to rehabilitate irrigation in southern Alberta, was announc- ed in Lethbridge Friday by Al- berta Environment Minister Bill Yurko. The money, which represents 35 per cent of an million to million cost-sharing ar- rangement between the Alberta government and Ottawa, will PROTECTION FOR THE CANDIDATES John Doyle of West tofoyette, closes ihe gate of a barbed wire topped security fence around The trailer to be occupied by Sen. Georga McGovern adjacent to Convention Holl In Miami Beach. Doyle is with the McGovern Campaign. The surrounds the area where the candidaies' trail- ers are located. McGovern challengers ready for 4big' battle By CAR! T. LEUBsDORF MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Senator George McGovern's presidential challengers, buoyed by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that tossed the California cre- dentials case before next week's Democratic national convention, worked today to chip away at the South Dakota senator's mas- sive delegate lead. On UK scene ahead of Me- Cuban exiles plan protest at Democratic convention MfAMf, Fla. (AP) De- spite spirited opposition from within their own ranks, top leaders of Miami's Cuban exile colony of have called for "a massive demon- s t r a t i o n" Tuesday at the Democratic national conven- tion. Carlos Prio Socarras, for- mer Cuban president and the demonstration's chief organ- izer, said Friday that he ex- pects up to refugees to march "peaceably and with good intentions" outside Con- vention Hall. "We are not protesting against Prio said, "only against the idea that Cubans in this country have no right to do anything to over- throw Fidel Castro." Prio heads a coalition group which includes Bay of Pigs veterans, his own Cuban Rev- olutionary party, students and others. Opposed to the idea of dem- onstrations, but planning to stage their own mini-cam- paign of "information and ac- is another coalition refugee group calling itself the Committee for Liberation. jet may hoist oil out of Arctic EDMONTON (CP) Tho government is studying the concept of an aircraft, capable of lifting 2.3 million pounds with 12 jet engines, bcuig used in the Arctic to bring resources lo southern Canada, Brig.-Gcn. Max Frcidl said Friday. Ilo said the design proposal from Boeing Aircraft, Corp. is only one of several versions being studied. key to mak- ing such a plane a paying op- eration In Ihe Arctic would bo how much flying it did, he add- ed. Gen. Frcidl (old Ihe Edmon- ton Airport Association the air- craft could be used to entry liquified nnlurnl gas or oil, minerals, whcnl or chemicals. Hie idea, he said, would hn lo hnve Iwn pods, the of a Boeins 747 fuselage. Each cod would split In half with one part bolting to the front of the wing and the other half bolting to the back half. The landing gear to hold the immense weight would have 4B wheels on eight legs spread across 230 feet fo the 478-foot wingspnii. Gen. Fried! said the. aircraft would have duplicated systems and electronics lo prevent the plane from being crippled nnd forced to ground. The aircraft would have full maintenance and engineering facilities built in the fuselage. He said 43 aircraft flying 500 miles for IB hours n day could carry two million barrels of oil iu riv round trips cnch. To purchnse 50 aircrnfl, Ihn cost varies (rora billion In B.15 billion. Govern to meet with delegates in this resort centre were con- tenders Senators Hubert Hum- phrey, Edmund Muskie, Henry Jackson, and Representative Wilbur Mills. They hailed the high court's 6-lo-3 ruling Friday night. It stopped a lower court from restoring 151 disputed Cal- ifornia delegates to McGovern. Preparing to fly here today to take personal charge of his quest for the nomination, Mc- Govern said in Wasliington he was confident "the American sense of fair play will win out in Miami" and give him back the California delegates. His political operatives, who spent much of the day planning for the floor fight expected Mon- day night on the California cre- dentials case, said they ex- pected to win by at least 50 votes in a showdown that could have a decisive impact on the fight for the nomination itself. "The nomination is Monday night. It's not Wednesday commented Harold Him- melman, a Cleveland lawyer who is a McGovern political aide. If wins the Califor- nia credentials fight, he would be about 50 votes away from winning the nomination, accord- ing to a tally by The Associated Press. If he loses, he would be more ban 200 votes short. He needs votes to win the nomination. In its ruling, the Supreme Court in cflect reinstated the decision by the convention's cre- dentials committee, which voted 72 to G6 to divide the 271 Califor- nia delegates proportionately according to votes in the June 6 primary, rather than following Ihe slate law RivmR l.hem all lo the winner. McGnvern. In a second case, Ihe court refused to take nction on Chi- cago Mayor Richard Daley's ef- fort lo overthrow a credentials committee ruling lhat ousted him and 58 other Illinois dele- gates for violations of reform selection mips. Thnt dispute, too, will go lo the convention floor. That left McGovern with first-bnllof ahead o[ Humphrey's 507, Gov. Georgn 387 and HusHe'f 237, be paid out over a 10-year per- iod. Mr. Yurko made the an- nouncement at the windup ban- quet of the annual convention of the Canadian Water Re- sources Association. The province is to contribute another 32 per cent of the mon- ey, with the balance paid by irrigation districts and muni- cipal governments. OUTLINES DEAL Mr. Yurko said the federal deal includes million to the provincial government lor the assets and responsibilities of the Bow River project; million lo Ihe province for re- conslruction of Western Irriga- tion District headworks, Bas- sano Dam, Brooks aqueduct, and the Carsland weir, current- ly under construction; and million to help offset the cost of a program of rehabilitation of secondary irrigation works. "Approximately S2 million of the million, could be re- quired to complete the rehabil- itation of Ihe Bow River Proj- ect and St. Mary he said. The federal government will also pay million for recon- struction and engineering ser- vices which have been com- pleted at some secondary irri- gation works in the past two- years. The provincial government will "as a matter of policy" in- crease its direct financial con- tribution in the future, "by in- creasing the allocations through the irrigation he said. Mr. Yurko said Ihe size of Ihe increase will depend on budgetary considerations and cannot be determined at pres- ent. Of local contributions to the cost sharing program, he said: "It remains to be seen whether or not Ihe irrigation districts, in cooperation viith municipal governments, are prepared lo undertake their responsibility ui carrying their share." Alberta wants own health plan EDMONTON (CP) Alberta wants to opt out of airy new shared-cost arrangement with Ottawa to pay medical and hos- pital costs, Provincial Treas- urer Gordon Miniely told Fi- nance Minister John Turner Fri- day. Instead, Alberta w a n Is the federal government to turn over the income tax points that would allow the province to pay for health programs itself. Mr. Turner said he felt Alber- ta's proposal would bring tho whole question of federal-pro- vincial cost-sharing back to "square one" while his immedi- ate problem was to develop a new health financing formula that would curtail rising costs. Mr. Miniely said he rejected any interim formula. Health care is a provincial re- sponsibility under the constitu- tion and Alberta wants to take that responsibility, he said. However, it needs the financial capacity llirough the transfer of income tax points from Ottawa to the province to do it. Alberta now receives about million from the federal government under the 50-50 cost sharing arrangement covering health and hospital costs. Mr. Turner blamed the rapid Increase in costs to three main factors: of high-cost Intensive care some cases cheaper facilities such as nurs- ing homes could be used. calling for doctors at too many points of treatment. Labor contracts In hos- pitals. Earlier, he said his visits to provincial treasurers are not substitutes for federal-provin- cial conferences. DISCUSS PROBLEMS He felt the provinces could discuss problems that con- cerned them on a bilateral level rather than have them sub- merged in the formality of a federal-provincial conference. Mr. Turner aJso said he was asking provinces to limit foreign borrowing and was "seeking an arrangement to set up an infor- mation centre in Ottawa to gather provincial requirements in advances." Provinces were being asked to do their borrowing on the Cana- dian market and to notify the government in advance so bor- rowings could be spread over the year. Between April and June the provinces had borrowed million on the foreign market, which, along with million in short-term borrowing, had caused upward pressure on tha dollar. Alberta had not contributed to the Canadian exchange prob- lems because it had not been borrowing. He had been assured by Mr. Miniely that Alberta "has no intention of complicat- ing the situation for tiie balance of the year." Barricades dismantled in Belfast From AP-REUTEH BELFAST (CP) Protestant street barricades erected around areas of Belfast over- rigM started to come down thda morning and more were sched- uled to be removed tonight. Most of the temporary bar- riers were being taken down fol- lowing negotiations between the British army and leaders of the Protestant Ulster Defence Asso- ciation. One of the areas where barri- cades were dismantled this morning was just outside Bel- fast in Lisburn, headquarters of the anny. The barricade building has been a regular feature in recent weekends as the Protestants protest the existence of Roman Catholic "no-go" enclaves in Londonderry. Earlier this week, the UDA told Ui2 British government it would erect one more perma- nent "no-go" f.rea this weekend along with scores of temporary street barriers. But after the weekend, the government would have two weeks of "peace and grace" during which a march would take place. Fears of a widespread barrier building operation failed to ma- terialize Friday night although at oai point about 1700 UDA men masked and armed with truncheons and riot shields con- fronted British troops in Belfast. shutdown under way TRAIL, B.C. (CP) Com- inco Ltd., Friday began an or- derly shutdown of its smelter and refinery operations in the British Columbia interior as the United Steelworkers of Am- erica prepared to go on the pic- ket lir.es. A Cominco spokesman said shutdown procedures were ini- tiated according to plan so that there would be no damage to equipment when the men left their machinery. The union called a strike of steelworkers employed at Comir.co operations here and in Kimberley and Benson Lake to start at 7 a.m. today. Union of- ficials Friday drew up rosters for picket duly. The union served strike no- tice Wednesday in its contract dispute with Cominco and the union membership Thursday followed their leaders' recom- mendation and rejected the company's latest wage propos- als. The offer included a wage In- crease of 15 per cent over two years plus to a range of be- tween S3.95 and S5.70 an horn- by next July 1. Under the old contract, which expired June 30, the range was 53.40 to 54.95 an hour. Former king dies CAIRO (Reuterl Former King Tallal Ben Abdulla of Jor- dan died at dawn today, the Egyptian news agency reported, quoting Radio Amman. The former king reigned for barely a year after his fsther, King Abdullah, founder of the Hashemile dynasty in Jordan, was assassinated in 1951. Diefenbaker continues battle for lower freight rates By VICTOR MACKIE llprald Ottawa liiircan OTTAWA An old familiar cry was heard in the House of Commons Friday. "Freight rates are hulling the economy of western that was the off-repeated com- plaint that was voiced onco again in the House by John Diefenbaker Al- Transport Minister Donald Janiieson said he was entirely in sympathy with the attitude of Western Canada towards high freight rales, but at this staga tliere is not much he can Mr. Diefenbaker pointed out Uiat rapesccd today is becoming a major clement in the western economy. The western prov- inces us n result find thorn- selves in n position whcro unfair freight rales nR.iln.st pniirio processed finished products, web u (0 ad BML tt virtually impossible for Indus- tries to be established on the prairies. "1 would ask the Iransport minister, with the support of the supply nnd services minister (James Richardson) whether he would have a representative go before the Board of Transport commissioners, to support the stand that Western Canada de- scrvcs the opportunities lo have these industries. Would he sup- port the argument that freight rates should be greally reduced so as lo enable production in industries on the asked Mr. Diefenbaker. Mr. Jamioson said "I can as- sure the right honorable gentle- man lhat I s'.'aro his senti- ments, nnd Hint I have on a number of occasions publicly in- dicated my wish lo see thcso reductions. "However I think he would HfTM Ihii It would inap- propriate for me. as the source of any appeal t.'om the CTC, lo take an active part in the that is before said the min- ister. Seen and heard About town TJACHELOR John Van Sluys Jr. offering feed lo a farmer in exchange (or a dale with his daughter dcrry Frolic havinc to re- place Dr. O. P. Larson's trophy after being careless nnd letting it drop on tho floor Diane Klnndl pdt.injj queries from United Sl.itcj residents flbout whether Cai> fldJfln money ulso hns nicklci and ;