Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ottawa aims to end western isolation CALGARY (CP) Prima Minister Trudeau sees the ern economic opportunities con- ference as a means to end Western Canada's isolation, but warns that a permanent west- ern lobby could "destroy the concept of a federal ment." The July 24-26 conference here with tbs Jfour western pre- miers, represents the tip of an iceberg of attempts to end his- toric western grievances, he said in an interview during the Queen's visit. is high time that, for whatever reasons some of the western population feels alien- ated from Ottawa, we take drastic steps to come to grips with the problems that worry them. "The people will not know that for months the whole appa- ratus of the federal government has been training minds to solve this crisis of our Con- federation today. I meant whsn I said that to my knowl- edge 'this is, except for war- time, the greatest concentrated effort of a federal government in Canadian history." The prime minister agreed with western premiers that some concrete changes must be apparent if tire conference is to represent a start to ending dis- content. "It will be measured by the spirit in which the confer- ence is held and whether or not the results give cause for the western people to believe that at last they are an integral part of the government of our coun- try." AIDED THE WEST He said that despite federal moves such as the purchase of hopper cars for grain move- ment, two-price wheat, record grain sales, and moving the rcyal mint to Winnipeg, the Lib- eral party lost control in tbs West. "I could only conclude that these were seen as things that the East in a paternalistic way was doing for the West. I felt that in order to meet a large part of the psychological prob- lem, the West bad to to getting these things by and for them- selves rather than receiving them from outside." Mr. Trudeau defended his ad- ministration as the one that has consulted most with the prov- inces Li history. But the appar- ent desire of westerners "to ba part of the team" making deci- sions meant a meeting with the provincial premiers was neces- sary. He also said he did not under- stand the importance of two symbols to the WeaMte RCMP and the monarchy. "You know, I could not get over bow politicians can seem to make yards in the West by attacking this government for having either downgraded the monarchy or downgraded the RCMP. "This Is so far from the But it is apparent that it was not only the facts that wen important, it was the symbols." A major purpose of the Cal- gary conference is to convince people "we are not out to get them', to destroy anything in which they believe, neither val- ues nor institutions." The Lethbrtdae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 176 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 9, 1973 TEN CENTS IWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES t Officers in VC hands Balloon grounded SAIGON (Reuter) Cana- dian chief delegate Michel Gau- vin asked the International Commission of Control1 and Su- pervision (ICCS) today to sus- pend routine business until two missing Canadian truce officers are returned. An official Canadian state- ment said that the ICCS agreed at a meeting today to consider the request, and to make a de- cision Wednesday. A spokesman said that Gain via asked the ICCS to suspend transactions of normal business until the two men, Capts. Ian Patten, 28, of Toronto and Flet- cher Thomson, 27, of Ottawa, are returned safely. The Viet Cong's Provisional Revolutionary Government "con- firmed for the first time today that they ate holding the two who disappeared June 28 in a Communist-controlled rubber plantation 35 mites east of Sai- gon. The Canadian statement said that Gauvin told-the Hungarian, "great Export A" balloon rises''brf the grass at Henderson park Saturday scant before winds drove it down forcing cancellation of flying derrionstration., The winds continued and a proposed flight at College Mall was also The balloon, sponsored by Macdon- ald's Tobacco, was in Lethbridge as part of'a program to promote hot air ballooning. Story on page 12. No intervention to prop dollar Independence ceremony set THE CANADIAN PRESS NASSAU Prime Minister Lyndon PindUng says that financier Robert Vesco, wanted by tire United States on company fraud charges, contributed "very generously" to his election campaign. But the question of whether Vesco, who has homes to the Bahamas and Costa Rica, can be extradited "is a judicial matter, not a political PindUng Sunday as be met international reporters on the eve of the Bahamas' independence from 300 years of British rule. The Union Jack will be replaced by a blue, goid and black banner of independence at a.m. Tues- day. Prince Charles arrived Friday aboard the Royal Nary frigate Minerva for the ceremonies. PindUng, in blue-anoVwMte sports shirt, white shoes and white trousers, reacted cooJry to sharp darts from British reporters. One asked bun bow be reconciled bis new Rolls-Royce with the poverty in some parts of the archipelago of islands, particularly when the British provided their representatives with Daimlers. "I can only say that if the British saw fit to pro- vide their leaders with Daimlers, it may be a mark of bow Bahamians fed ebout their leaders to provide with a be replied. PindUng maintained that a secessionist threat from the second largest island of Abaco was dead bat that maintenance of unity in the long string of islands re- maned problem. LONDON (AP) The United States dollar recovered some ground on European money markets today after the conti- nent's central bankers hinted their governments might pro- tect the U.S. currency but fell again when no intervention de- veloped. The dollar opened in Frank- furt at 2.3290 marks, 8% pfenn- ings above Friday's close. Deal- ers reported "extremely small" demand; and after an hour of trading, the price dropped to 2.2950 marks. The rate opened nearly two per cent up in Zurich at 2.75- 2.77 Swiss francs, then plunged to 2.695-2.71 by noon, below Fri- day's close of 2.705-2.72. "Everyone had expected an said a Zurich sought in Montana kidnapping THREE FORKS. Mont (AP) Six Federal Bureau of In- vestigation agents and Gallatin County officials continue to work full-time on dues that might turn up evidence to lo- cate a Farmington, Mich., girl. wbo was kidnapped Dear here two weeks ago. Seven-year-old Susie Jaeger was abducted from a family campsite near the headwaters of the Missouri River in the pre-dawn hours of June 25. She was taken through a hole slashed in the tent where she slept with a sister and two" banker. "That's why the dollar shot up in the morning. It did not come, so it came down again." In a parallel development, gold opened at an ounce in Zurich, down from the close Friday, then rose to The opening price in London was down from and dealers said market was "highly cautious and jumpy." The dollar also made a come- back in Paris, buying commercial francs in bank-to- bank transactions, up from 3.86- 3.89 Friday. Trading there was slow, however. The weak British pound day from Friday. But the pound rose against the mark, Europe's strongest currency, to 5.98 marks from 5.73 Friday. Although the European cen- tral bankers said they had agreed on a plan to support the beleaguered dollar. France's finance minister said it was to the United States to act first. REFUSE TO INTERVENE The Nixon administration so far has ruled out U.S. inter- vention to aid the dollar since its fall last week to record lows in Europe. U.S. officials contend that the dollar is under-valued and that normal economic forces will bring a turn-around. Civil war Inside did know what ha saw in fiar.' Classified Comics........6 Comment......4 District........3 Famfly 35 Local News Markets...... 14 Sports 8-10 Entertainment 7 TV............7 Weather -......2 LOW TONIGHT 50, HIGH TUBS. 96; SUNNY. HOT The Detroit News meanwhile has offered a reward for information that win solve the dangers increase O4W About town police Const Roger Ptato and wife, Betty, sporting matching sun-form- ed arms after a long drive with their arms out the car windows Klmcr Fergu- son being asked lo join UK Alberta Teachers' Associa- tion so he could play golf three teachers. NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Pa- triarch Nicolaos of Alexandria, president of a major Greek Or- thodox synod meeting here, is- sued a strong ecclesiastical threat Sunday to the three bish- ops of tine Cyprus Church defrocked President Makarios as archbishop. Observers saw the patriarch's action as likely to increase the danger of a religious-political civil war in Cyprus between the bhteriy divided Greek-Cypriol factions supporting Makarios on one side and the bishops on the eCber. Polish and Indonesian delegates that although today's statement by the Viet Cong was eneour-, aging, it is still uncertain how or when the two will be re- leased. Gauvin- said that conditions which the Viet Cong attached to the men's release, such as a ceasefire over a 640-square-mile area, create considerable diffi- culties. BEQUEST NOTED The Canadian statement said that the commission agreed to take note of the Canadian re- quest, and today's regular meeting -was adjourned 'until Wednesday when a decision will betaken. In its statement, the Viet Cong said a report received in the capital today said two men calling themselves Canadians from a local IOCS team entered a Viet Cong zone in Long Khanh province June 28. "Because they bad received no advance notification from their superiors, the local admin- istration thought these were sham IOCS members and they held them ,for investiga- a spokesman said. The report was passed to the Canadians along with a request to seek the co-operation of the South Vietnamese government so that Viet Cong representa- tives could go to the area to verify the report, find the exact location of the two men and "take necessary action." Gauvin, who delayed his de- parture from-Saigon to help re- cover the two missing men, commented: "On the face of it, the statement is encouraging, par- ticularly since it gives us grounds to hope that our two officers are alive. "But we will not be satisfied until they are returned to us." Nixon loses supporter for refusing documents WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Nixon's refusal to submit White House-documents to the Senate committee in- vestigating the Watergate case has cost him the support of the one committee member he thought he could count on, Sen- ator Edward Gurney (Rep. Gurney aligned himself against the president Sunday, saying he thinks the committee should be allowed to see any White House documents directly bearing on the June 17, 1972, bugging of the Democratic party headquarters in the Wa- tergate office building. Of the four democrats and three Republicans on the Water- gate committee, Gurney. was the lone supporter the Wiiite Hoese felt it had, saWfonner White House counsel John Dean. Delta told the committee Jn testimony two weeks ago that former. White House aide John Ehrlichman told the president .Gurney could be relied upon to support the administration with- out being asked to do so or told what to say. The four Democrats, Dean said, could be considered hos- tile, and of the two remaining Republicans, Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut has bean a leader in efforts to -un- cover the Watergate cover-up and Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee, described by Ehr- lichman as an has been putting pressure on Nixon to meet with the committee. to governmental powers and submit White House would lead to the destruction of the confidentiality of presidential decisions. "If he has nothing to hide, why does he refuse to asked Senator Herman Tal- madge, a Georgia Democrat who is on the committee, on a television program Sunday. Gurney, appearing with Tal- madge, said he believes the president should be regarded as innocent until proven guilty and said it. would be premature for Nixon to appear before the committee simply to rebut the This, the president has iw- of a single witness, fused to do, rejecting Baker's efforts .at a compromise meet- ing not before the committee but in the White House. Nixon wrote to -the com- mittee's chairman, Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina, Satur- that to appear before the who testified for days that Nixon knew of tiw Watergate cover-up. I The next scheduled witness to appear before the committee, which resumes hearings Tues- day, is former attorney-general John Mitchell Deep differences remain between East and West HELSINKI (CP) Deep dif- ferences between East and West remain as 35 countries prepare for the next stage of the European security confer- meeting of blueprint- drafting experts at Geneva SeptriS. British soldiers warned about deadly sex shows BELFAST (AP) British troops in Northern Ireland have betn warned to beware of naked girls or torridly loving ccuples who entice soldiers into sniper sights. The "sex shows" are being staged at night in lighted bed- room windows in gbettoes such as the Roman Catholic Ardoyne sector of Belfast, the army said today. A girl stages a cowries make exp'icit white soldiers move by on nleht patrol against the Irish Republi- can Armv. If a soldier pauses to look, be becomes a target for a bidden snioer. the army believes. "Look away-4here could be a gunman is the slogan of contingents in the Ardoyne, army headquarters said. An officer said "you can imagine what effect a girl ap- pearing nude hi a window or undressing in front of the men can have. "Naturally the lads will we have told them to immediately look around for aa ambush." He added that so- far no known casualties have been caused by soldrers succumbing to the "sex shows." China shuts door on vacationers PEKING (AP) Chinese of- ficials made it dear today that they are not about to open China to vacationing Ameri- cans. They told eight visiting U.S. congressmen that only Ameri- cans irith special skills, with a few exceptions, will get visas to tour the People's Republic. Though many of the foreign ministers made speeches here last week extolling the. develop- ment of harmonious relations between Communist and non- Communist states, they also left Helsinki with the feeling that the Soviet Union will not easily agree to reduce national bar- riers in response to pleas from the West Nevertheless, External Af- fairs Minister Minister Mitchell Sharp of Canada flew home with the view that it had been "a most encouraging confer- ence." The bargaining at Geneva, he said, will be slow and tedious, "but the longer it takes the bet- ter are the prospects for suc- cess." The Soviet Union, seeking world recognition of existing East European boundaries, pre- ferred a quick committee stage and another ministerial confer- ence to wind up acceptance of a security blueprint. But the West, concentrating attention on the humanitarian need to ensure European peace and security, suggested a more leisurely committee stage, ap- parently hoping to wring some concessions from the Russians. The facts that the talks took place and that more talks are scheduled provided a hopeful note which Finland's foreign minister, Ahti Karjalainen, took up in a final speech Saturday. He said the conference "in a way that gives promises for the strengthening of security and for increased co-operation." Soviet Foreign Minister An- drei Gromyko indicated his own anxiety to ensure harmony when he stepped in at the last minute to mediate a Maltese protest that threatened to elimi- nate the hope of a conference- ending communique. Maltese Prime Minister Don Mintoff insisted that the views of Tunisia and Algeria should be heard at the conference, a move opposed by Canada and other Western countries who suggested this would amount to discrimination unless views of other Middle East powers, in- cluding Israel, also were heard. Residents told conserve water City residents have been asked to conserve household and business water supplies at least until Wednesday. Spokesmen at city hall said today repairs are now under way to a main water pump at the Lethbridge treatment plant The pump, which broke down Sunday, has a capacity of gallons per minute. It is ex- pected to be in working condi- tion by Wednesday. Cause of the breakdown was act released. Hotly-disputed A-blasts near PARIS (AP) Fance today warned commercial planes to stay far away from Ihe Mu- runoa AtoU Starting Wednesday, indicating that the blast in its hoOy-dispated SouSh Pacific atomic tests probably will come late this week. An advisory issued to civil airlines in London and Paris told pilots that a zone 200 miles around Murnroa as well as 900 miles to the east is forbidden to air navigation. In the past, such warnings were put out 48 hours before any explosion. This means, the first J973 test can be expected anytime after mid- night Thursday sight The tiny atoll test site lies 900 miles southeast of Tahiti. Th huge area of the forbid- den caused speculation that a strong as much as a be exploded. China late last month tested a hydrogen bomb in its western region with a blast esti- mated in the West as from two to three megatons. SHIPS ALSO WARNED The warning to aircraft came 24 hours after a similar notice to surface shipping. The Otago. a New Zealand frigate sent to protest the t sts, was reported under surveillance by a French plane and a min- n France itself. One Frenchman did not re- ceive the usual letter from his son at school in Wales because of British trade onion protesting the French test blasts. Some reports said the at- mospheric explosions could come Saturday, Bastille Day, the Jury 14 French national holiday. The United Slates, Britain and the Soviet Union, aban- doned atomic testing in the air with a 1963 partial test ban treaty. But France and China have refused lo sign the ac- rord. charging it is designed to perpetuate Soviet U.S. nu- clear superiority. A wide campaign in France and Pacific countries has fail- ed to dissuade the French from proceeding with their nu- clear tests. The New Zealand frigate Otago has been dispatched toy the Auckland government into the experimental area to try to block the French tesis. Private protest torts ato are in the danger woe.