Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
.SUNNY HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 80 The Lctlibridoe Herald VOL. No. 179 ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 16 PAGIIS Trudeau: No Concessions To Extremists LONDON (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau says extremism feeds on itself and the problem of separa- tism cannot be resolved by yielding concessions to those who want to split Canada. "Some people are afraid of Trudeau said in a BBC television interview. "I don't believe in giving in to extremists." To those who seek to destroy federalism, his an- swer is "no." Trudeau was featured by the BBC in a 30-minute Panorama program Monday with the British narrator and interviewer suggesting that some Canadians are becoming disappointed by their glamorous leader who caught the eye of the world "by sliding down bannis- ters and escorting glamorous women." With high unemployment and a doctrinaire govern- ment attack on inflation, Trudeaumania is being re- placed by Trudeauphobia among some of the disil- lusioned young, the narrator said. Party Is Over "Trudeau the party's over" is the way the BBC labelled the program. David Lewis, federal deputy WDP leader who was also interviewed, described Trudeau as more of a tech- nocrat than a Pearson with a sensitive "feel" for the people "in his gut." He said the prune minister has no patience with the democratic process. Trudeau said he is not really disappointed with the limits of his power but finds that the government process is made of heavy machinery, difficult to move around. He did not know of a process better than the parliamentary process, even with its frustrations, and was trying to improve on it, not abolish it. The narrator suggested some Canadians believe Trudeau's "stubbornness" in refusing to yield to creep- ing separatism could bring "the final confrontation." Trudeau acknowledged that separatism is a threat especially from "mouthpieces" those who work in newspaper offices or on radio and television rep- resenting a high percentage of separatists. He blamed Charles de Gaulle for "lending cred- ibility" to what previously had been just an idea voiced by some intellectuals by his famous .1967 Montreal call of "vive le Quebec libre." Change Constitution After that, some Quebec women beh'eved that be- cause their husbands drank, their sons were out of work or the plumbing leaked, solutions perhaps might be found by constitutional changes, Trudeau said. During 1960-66, Quebec got "the devil of a lot." from the federal government. Now that it had caught up with other provinces in obtaining benefits and eon- cessions, it must satisfy itself with getting no more from Ottawa than other provinces obtain. Ottawa could not be the government of lust Quebec or Ontario or the Maritimes. It had to be the gov- ernment of all Canada. Touching on Canada's external relations, Trudeau said he was never cool to the Commonwealth. He did not consider it was a'great decision making body but ho did believe that it enabled leaders to exchange ideas. As for "the third Tnideau said he never made any pretence that he could lead other countries. It was difficult to lead his own country without trying to advise other countries on how to handle their prob- lems. He was ready to hold joint meetings and pro- vide certain aid and technical assistance "but we should be extremely modest in how we talk to other countries." SEARCH WRECKAGE-Ontario Provincial Police remains of the Eastcliffe Hall after it ran aground sank in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Massena, Tuesday morning. Twelve persons were rescued and others are feared dead. arch and N.Y., nine Royal Tourists Little Bushed' WINNIPEG (CP) The Royal Family took in part of a football game Monday night as they arrived in .this Manitoba capital for the final two days of a centennial tour rapidly turn- ing into an endurance test. Royal tour officials said late Monday that while the Queen may-be "a little she isn't fatigued. She has1 shown observers an amazing ability to rebound refreshed in a tour that began July 5 at Frobisher Bay, N.W.T. Today's itinerary includes vis- its to eight communities, one 60 miles away, by helicopter, car, train and boat. The Royal Fam- ily will be shuffled like a poker deck to meet a schedule de- scribed as "the worst can of worms of the tour" by co-ordi- nators here. Monday's portion of the tour looked innocent enough on paper, but it began with a mili- tary show at Shilo in which the platform on which the Royal Family sat was nearly blown away by a helicopter. WEATHER ROUGH Wearying humidity and. thun- dershowers left a wrung-out look by the time they arrived here after visits to Portage la Prairie, a city of and Benard, a Hutterite commune where girls in ankle-length dresses and identical polka-dot kerchiefs peeped over the fences of their traditions and admired Charles. In Winnipeg, crowds lined the streets as the Queen and Philip, in one convertible, and Charles and Anne, in another, stood and waved to cheers and whistles. They were taken from St. James station to Winnipeg Stad- ium for an exhibition Canadian Football League game between Blue Bombers and Saskatche- wan Roughriders, giving fans the best half-time show they'll have this season as they rode onto the field in the con- vertibles to take seats in the royal box. It was the second game Charles has seen since his ar- rival in Canada July 2, when he watched part of the Canadian Football League all-star game in Ottawa. The visitors watched the third quarter only and the Queen told Jack Willis, Winnipeg metropol- itan chairman, she found the game exciting. When defensive players smeared a ball carrier, she re- marked, according to Mr. Wil- lis: "They sure killed him." Heath Friends Laugh Off Romance Yarn LONDON (Reuters) Friends and officials close to Prime Minister Edward Heath, a bachelor, laughed off today a report from New York that he is involved in a romance with American pub- lisher Katherine Graham, 53. "Absolute said1' an indignant spokesman at 10 Downing Street, the prime minister's official residence. "Unusually fantastic and said a source close to Heath. The romance report was published in the New York Daily News by gossip column- ist Suzy. It. said Heath and Mrs. Graham are "smitten with each other" and are meeting in London every night. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN clerk John Gerla finally turning off a squeaking tape recorder at Monday's council meeting, then admitting the micro- phone had conked out any- way Pat Webb remark- ing to Lawrence Wildcat dur- ing a discussion of the im- portance of budgeting in the Indian Counsellor Aid Pro- gram that when he finds the secret to "let me know" Ed Ryan telling Lethbridge Community College Indian students they should forget about being lonely because Lethbridge is such a friendly city. Ship Goes To iso After Striking Roc 18 Persons Feared Dead CORNWALL, Ont. (CP) A freighter sank in the St. Law- rence Seaway alter striking a rock early today, apparently carrying nine persons to death in a bow-first plunge and leav- ing 12 survivors clinging to wreckage. The 340-foot, East- cliffe Hall, owned in Montreal and carrying pig iron from Sorel, Que., to Cleveland, sank within three minutes after strik- ing a shoal about 4 a.m., 18 miles west of here. The sky was mostly clear and the river calm. Police Find Body The body of a man believed to have been the driver of a car which plunged over the coulee into the Oldman River three miles west of Monarch Friday, was taken from the river Monday afternoon. RCMP from Fort Macleod recovered the body about a mile downstream from where the car was discovered Satur- day, The man, about 25, is be- lieved to have been the lone oc- cupant of the car which made the 200 foot plunge. Contact with relatives in Nevada, made through a check on the car's licence plates, indicate the man was a former1 resident of High Prairie, Alta., and was living in Nevada following ser- vice with the U.S. forces in Vietnam. RCMP suggested Tuesday the luggage and clothing found in the car indicate the man was travelling alone. Relatives in the U.S. confirmed this prob- ability. Coroner Dr. Norman Easier of Lethbridge has not an- nounced whether an inquest will be held. Atomic Bomb Developer Dies At 73 WASHINGTON (AP) Th.5 United States Army reported today that retired Lt.-Gen. Les- lie Groves, the colorful officer who directed the effort that pro- duced the world's first atomic bomb during the Second World War, died in hospital Monday night following a heart attack. He wss 73. His death occurred within a month of the coming 25th anni- versary of the dropping of ths first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. Hawaii Five-0 Actor Marries LIHUE, Hawiai (AP) -Actor James MacArthur, co-star in the Hawaii Five-0 television series, was married to actress Melody Patterson Sunday after- noon. Actor Jack Lord, star of the series, and about 25 cast and production staff members attended. Sgt.-Maj. J. E. Legate of the provincial police said there were 2: aboard and he was cer- tain the missing, most of whom were below decks when the ship struck, were drowned. His figures were confirmed by Roger Belanger, director of the eastern region of the St. Lawr- ence Seaway Authority, Mont- real. Police said they recovered the body of the captain and divers were searching for the others, believed trapped in the ship. James Fraser, superintendent of engineering for Hall Shipping Ltd., owners of the ship, said the captain was Albert Groulx, of Montreal. He said the captain's son Allan, 16, was among the miss- ing. Also beh'eved drowned were a woman and a child, members of the family of the chief engi- neer. Two survivors were taken to hospital at Winchester, Ont., about 30 miles south of Ottawa, and released after treatment. GROUNDS ON MUD Survivor Patrick Tollins of St. Catharines, Ont., a wheelsman, said the vessel had grounded on mud a half-hour before the sink- ing, but resumed its course 10 minutes later after freeing it- self. 1 "About 15 minutes later we really hit hard. The people below decks didn't stand a chance. We went down bow first in a matter of minutes. "The forepeak filled with water and the men on deck started running toward the life- boats. We tried to clear the boats but couldn't because of the angle of the vessel. "She started to slide forward again as though she had slipped "off a shelf and the men started jumping off the stern." East Canada Checkerboard For Strikes OTTAWA was the checkerboard for rotating strike action and counter-clo- sures by the government in the postal Dispute today. Postal officials reported 962 men on strike at six offices and 66i men sent home without work from 21 tributary stations in the province. Of the main centres hit with strike action, Hamilton and Sar- nia were on their second day. Kitchener and Petrolia were also struck as were single sta- tions in Toronto and Downs- view. In Saskatchewan, 300 Regina postal workers ended a two-day walkout and in consequence post offices in Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Swift Current and Wey- burn were reopened. Farther west, the post office reported two stations closed by strikes in Vancouver and one in Victoria, involving a total of 185 workers. Benson Suffers Bump On Head MONTREAL (CP) Finance Minister Edgar Benson bumped his head and his wife and five others persons suffered minor injuries in a three-car accident on an approach to Montreal's Champlain Bridge Monday. Alberta Fish Unfit For Eating EDMONTON (CP) Fisher- men Monday were warned not to eat fish caught in the North Saskatchewan River east of Edmonton. Lands and Forests Minister Dr. J. Donovan Ross said re- cent tests by fisheries officials showed the fish in the river downstream from Edmonton were close to, or above, the fed- erally-set tolerance maximum of .5 parts of mercury per million. Dr. Ross said tests showed the water was not contaminated and, while it is suspected fish pick up the contamination from the river bed, the department is launching an investigation to determine the source of the mercury. "In view of our findings, I'd suggest anyone fishing the North Saskatchewan River be- low Edmonton realize fish may contain mercury near the ac- tionable Dr. Ross said. Not regarded as a major fishing stream, the North Sas- katchewan does have some pike, walleye and goldeye, Dr. Ross said. Tests completed last week by a federal laboratory in Winni- peg showed walleyes with a .44 level 15 miles east of Edmon- ton which increased to 1.2 parts a million 120 miles cast of the city. Dr. Ross said mercury levels in the Red Deer River west of Red Deer were below the safety level but figures were not avail- able for fish caught in the stream east of Red Deer. He said rainbow trout taken from tlie Bow River were "near the top" in mercury levels. Dr. Ross said tests showed lakes in Alberta were free of mercury contamination with most fish caught in them show- ing readings well below the .5 parts maxifliunv Oiv about one for the Strike Called Off LONDON (Reuters) Steve- dores at some of Britain's key ports were idle today despite a last-minute postponement of a national dock strike Monday night. Men stayed off the job at Lon- don's Hoyal group of docks and at nearby Tilbury. Many of Glasgow's longshoremen reported for work today but were told by union leaders that the strike was still on until union delegates vote at a meet- ing in London Wednesday. In the southern port of South- ampton, dockworkers voted today to return to work Wednes- day. But more of Britain's longshoremen appeared to have followed ths advice of union leader Jack Jones who advised them Monday night to return to work.while delegates consider a new pay offer from the employ- ers. Jones's television appeal, only four hours before the strike deadline, postponed Britain's first national dock strike in 44 years. MOSCOW (Reuters) Rus- sia's leaders may make no re- port on foreign affairs to the So- viet parliament at its current session, Soviet sources said tcday, although such a report has been widely expected. Before the Supreme Soviet session opened in the Kremlin today, it was thought that either Premier Alexei Kosygin or For- eign Minister Andrei Gromyko would make the policy state- ment. This has been the usual prac- tice in recent years, but it is seldom possible in advance to confirm if such a report will be made. If one was planned and then shelved this could be because the Kremlin feels it safer to say nothing on the Middle East situ- ation at the present delicate mo- ment rather than make even routine comments. However, there was no confir- mation even that such a report was planned. President Gamal Abdel Nas- ser of Egypt is having a series of secret talks with Soviet lead- ers, and they are assumed to centre on Middle East peace efforts. The two houses of the Su- preme Soviet met separately today and they will go into joint session Wednesday to approve a new government, one that is .un- likely to differ much from the present one. First to meet today was the 767-member Council of the Union, which elected as its new chairman Alexei Shitikov, 48, who has been Communist party chief in the Far Eastern Khaba- rovsk territory since 1957. He replaces veteran politician Ivan Spiridonov, 65. Claims Typhoid Report Suppressed VANCOUVER (CP) Dr. Kenneth Cox, the federal med- ical health officer who resigned after leading the fight against the Oronsay typhoid outbreak, says Ottawa has suppressed a report of the incident. In an interview before leaving on a month's vacation, Dr. Cox said he will publish his own fall report of the out- break that kept yellow quaran- tine flags flying above the P. and 0. liner Oronsay and some passengers and crew for 21 days here last Januray and February. He criticized the administra- tion the federal health ser- vices, said Health Minister John Munro had clouded his (Dr. Cox's) reputation by making statements in the House of Commons "that were and that he intends to take legal action against some department officials when ho returns to Vancouver in a month's time. HUNGERS OVER DEAl-Eric Giles of Moose Jaw sils on Hie hood of the car he bought last year from a Chrysler dealer in Medicine Hat. He was starting his sixth day of a hunger strike M'ndoy because, he says, the dealer failed to properly transfer a warranty on the American Motors vehicle. The car is parked in front of the dealer's showroom and Giles has been aided by Mveral youths in picketing.