Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wesf hasn't articulated problems well' By STEWART MacLEOD The Canadian Press VANCOUVER Prime Minister Trudeau says the West has not done a good job of articulating "western which he describes as a mixture of eco- nomic, geographical and .psychological factors. And Information Canada has failed in its mission to inform Canadians about the federal presence in all parts the country, he said in an interview with The Canadian Press. As he prepares for the forthcoming western eco- nomic conference in Calgary, the prime minister said there are some real and justified grievances in the West which must be faced. There was also a geographic problem: "In any large country people feel decisions are taken a long way from them" and all this is "translating itself more into a psychological feeling that they are not being consulted, that they are not part of the in-group that makes decisions." "I don't think that they have put the amount of thought and quasi-philosophical discussion into the issue which, for example, Quebec put into its discussions of federalism versus nationalism versus separatism. What's meant? "They say here in speeches that all the power is being exercised in Ontario and Quebec. do they mean? The CPR (Canadian Pacific Eailway) is not something with which the average French-Cana- dian can identify; or the Toronto-Dominion bank is not something with which the average working man in Toronto identifies. "One thing I hear most often is that we ought to give specific answers to specific questions. Person- ally I think that's a short-vision approach. There must be some specific answers but 'what kind of West do we Is much more important and that is not to be answered by merely the West in which this and that freight rate will be adjusted." Mr'. .Trudeau said he is aware of the political dan- gers of the Calgary conference, when he will face four premiers from different parties. If expectations are high, he said, the feeling of alienation could worsen if no progress is made. More objective But "I don't think Calgary is the last chance. It's Imnortant that we makt5 yards, much as it was vsry Important when bombs were going' off in Quebec." However, he added, "I don't think the nation is easily destroyed." fle is "very concerned" about the danger of re- gional power blocs developing as a result of the con- ference. That's why I repeatedly made the point that this was not a nsw constitutional "initiative; that we were not setting up a form of federalism that operated in blocs. "I would be very concerned if anyone tried to go on from Calgary and, say, set up a permanent struc- ture and have the western bloc negotiate with the rest of Canada. I'm not for associated states. Mr. Trudeau says he tends to be more objective in tackling western alienation than he was battling separatism in Quebec. At the fair Attendance 1973 1972 Tuesday Wednesday...... Thursday........ Friday Saturday......... TOTALS record ('64) ('69) C72) C70) C66) C71) C71) Calendar TUESDAY PIONEER DAY Skydivers, front of main office p.m. LeRoy Van Dyke Show, pony chuck- wagon races, Kinsmen and Jaycees' daily draws. Fashion Show, Young- street Coffeehouse p.m. Talent contest, Youngstreet Coffee- house. Midnight exhibits close a.m. Casino closes. WEDNESDAY KIDDIES' DAY a.m. Gates open a-m. -.Children's grandstand show: Silver Spurs, Jim Elliot, free ice cream and drawing for six bicycles. a.m. Food For You, Kiddies' Zoo, Live- stock Display, Sports Canada Open. Noon Afl exhibits, midway, Beer Garden and Casino open. p.m. Post time, thoroughbred racing Inside It's a get-welt-soon card from tha Watergate Classified 14-16 Comics 6 Comment 4, 5 District 3 Family 17 Local News Markets 38 Sports 8, 9 Entertainment 7 TV...............7 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 59, HIGH WED-, 75; IUNNY PERIODS. The LetKbrldge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 183 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1973 TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Motherhood wins out Dogs have been known to chase rabbits for in this case motherhood won, out. The generous mother is Rusty who belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fekete. Mr. .Fek- ete found the bunny while cutting hay on the family farm a mile north of the city on the Picture Butte Highway and brought it home to Rusty. Opening day attendance down Fair makes slow start Days 1973 got off to a relatively slow start Mon- day with just under fair- goers going through the gates at" the Exhibition Grounds. Gate attendance was down 737 from the first day of last year's celebration. It's toe second year in a row first-day attendance has declined. The first midway ride start- ed turning .about p.m., with most of the others moving shortly after. All of the rides were expected to be going this afternoon. Thomas Shows, the midway producer, closed in. Saskatoon late Saturday night and drove to Lethbridge to begin setting up here Sunday night. High winds Sunday eve- ning hampered the work, con- tributing to the delay. Three parachutists from the Family pay hike bill introduced OTTAWA (CP) Legislation will raise family allow- ances from the current average of a month for each child to a new average of was In- troduced in the Commons Mon- day. It would take effect Jan. L The bill is not expected to be passed before the House rises for the summer and Health Minister Marc Lalonde refused to guarantee that it will be passed in time to go into effect at the first of the year. The Jan. 1 target date was set when the revamped plan was unveiled in the February budget. While tripling to bfllion the amount the government will spend on family allowances, the legislation will subject them to income tax for Its first time, substantially reducing the net increase. The actual level for children in various age brackets will be determined by each province but the minimum payment must be no lower than and the provincial average must out to at least a child. The current benefit structure Is for children under 30, for those 10 to 35, and for children 36 and 17. The new schedule win end the allow- ances at a child's 18tb birthday, the same as now. Calgary Skydivers Club bailed out over the exhibition grounds at about p.m., aiming for a target in front of the .main office. Two of the chutists missed the target by a couple of hun- dred yards, landing east of the grounds, but veteran jumper Bill Knott glided neatly to the centre of the target Whoop-Up Days was official- ly opened at 8 p.m. by Asst. Commissioner Victor M. Sepalla, senior RCMP officer in Alberta. The grandstand show, featuring toe LeRoy Van Dyke Show and pony chuck- wagon races, immediately fol- lowed the opening. A thundershower at about p.m. sent the crowds scurrying for shelter for a few minutes, but they were back in the midway again when the rain stopped. LUCKY WINNERS Sonia P. Dadtayk, of 1040 20th St. S., is richer as a result of the Jaycees' Bar of Gold "early bird" draw. The club win give away five more bills in then- daily draws be- fore drawing for the grand prize of Saturday night. Mrs. Eric Lambert, 1326 12th Ave. S., was the winner of a bicycle in the Kinsmen's daily draw. Two cars will be given away by the Kinsmen in their grand prize drawing Saturday night. Another winner was Linda SMba, of 1907 Lakemount Blvd.. who won a ham from the Alberta Hog Producers' display in the Food For You exhibit. There were more losers than winners, though, in the crowd- ed Casino. Tbe exhibition board has set up 30 blackjack tables this year, compared to 18 last year. One official said it was no more than 24 would be used during the week, yet all but three tables were in operation Monday night. The Beer Gardens also en- joyed brisk business as patrons put away their brews to the music of Barney add the Beer Nuts. GOOD CROWDS The Youtharama Building saw good crowds, and the Youngstreet Coffeehouse was about two-thirds full for the first leg of the talent contest. The betting total at the pan- mutual wickets during the first day of the Whoop-Up meet was down from the wagered during the first day of 1972 Whoop-Up Days meet Pipeline construction approved WASHINGTON (CP) By a margin of a single ballot the Senate today voted for construc- tion of a 900-mile oil pipeline across Alaska, rather than wait for a possible alternative route over Canadian territory. In technical terms, the Senate voted 49 to "48 to exempt con- struction of the pipeline from the provisions of the National Environmental Protection Act and from judicial review. This effectively kills a CGuri suit blocking construction of the trans-Alaska line to tap rich ofl reserves under the frozen Alas- kan North Slope. Nixon will keep tapes a secret WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon will not release tapes of bis personal con- versations to the Senate Watergate committee, the White House indicated today. The committee had. asked for the tape recordings of President Nixon's conver- sations with key figures in the scandal, while continuing its public inquiry with the president's.former personal Herbert Kalmbach. Kalmbaeh testified today that he raised money for payments to the seven origi- nal Watergate defendants because it was incomprehensible to him that top aides to President Nixon would ask him to do anything im- proper. Even when he changed his mind and quit the secret fund- raising operation, Kalmbach said, he made no attempt to get word of his concern his client, the president. Nixon's former personal law- yer said he had no immediate reservations about soliciting the money despite the use of cash contributions, code names and secrecy. He said he'acted on the in- struction of John Dean, since fired as White House counsel, and with the later reassurance of former Nixon aide John Ehrlichman that it was proper. "I did not speak to the presi- dent, I spoke to Mr. Dean and Mr. Kalmbach told the Senate's televised Wa- tergate hearings. "If I had known at the time when I met with Mr. Dean that he was asking me to do an il- legal act, I would have im- mediately gone to Mr. Ehrlich- man and spoken to him about it But Kalmbach's testimony linking one of Nixon's closest aides to the cover up scheme was overshadowed by the rev- elation that tape recorders might be able to answer the committee's ultimate questions what did the president know, and when did he know it? Alexander Butterfield, a for- mer presidential assistant and now head of the Federal Avia- tion Administration was called unexpectedly because be was. scheduled to leave today on a trade mission to Moscow. He, told the panel the president's offices and telephones were bugged. Butterfield said he had the Secret Service install sophisti- cated electronic eavesdropping equipment with the president's knowledge, but that only a handful of people knew about the taping. The tapes were to be used for a history of the Nixon White House years. The White House confirmed the recording system has been in operation- since the spring of 1971, preserving all the presi- dent's conversations in his Oval Office, executive office building office, the cabinet room and on his personal tele- phones. The senators immediately put their staff to work pre- paring a formal request for the tapes they want to hear. It was understood that special Water- gate prosecutor Archibald Cox also planned to ask for tapes to corroborate or discredit Dean, who testified Nixon knew of the-cover-up. Sam Dash, the Senate com- mittee's chief counsel, said the staff would go over the official White House log of the presi- dent's meetings and telephone conversations already turn- ed over to tie se- lect the' specific dates and times cited in the testimony of Dean and others. Dollar declines LONDON (AP) Tbe U.S. dollar dropped farther on Eu- rope's exchanges today and dealers said its weakness was due to lack of support by gov- ernment banks. The dollar tost VA centimes in early trading in Paris, drop- ping to 4.02 francs. Jobless ranks on rise again OTTAWA (CP) The down- ward trend in unemployment, apparent since January, re- versed between May and June, leaving Canadians out of work last month, Statistics Can- ada reported today. In May there were unemployed, while in June, 1973, were jobless. Quebec and Ontario fared the worst in the slight as thousands of teenage students flooded the summer job marked and government attempts to slow down'the economy began to show effects. The seasonally-adjusted Food price increases given okay New York Times [Service WASHINGTON, July 16 The house voted today to re- quire the president to permit increases in food prices when- ever necessary to avoid short- age of supplies. The attached four-year farm bin, could ef- fectively nullify not only the current price freeze but also whatever food price controls President Nixon may seek to Impose in phase 4 of his eco- nomic policy. Despite the possibly far- reaching impact on the na- tion's consumers, who already are complaining about high food prices, the amendment was adopted without debate and by voice vote, with only a scattering of members present on the floor. unemployment rate, which takes into account student en- tries into the labor force and scarcity of work during the win- ter, rose to 5.3 per cent in June from 5.2 per cent in May. The 'actual unemployment rate showed the reverse, with the June figure dropping to 5.55 1 per cent from May's 5.3 per cent. The labor force total in June was from in May. Tbe decrease in the actual unemployment percentage at the same time that the total jobless- went up resulted when more persons entered the labor force, while new jobs were created. The pat- tern is normal for June. The failure of many students to find summer work is appar- ent from estimates which show there were jobless be- tween ages 14 and 24 in June compared with in that age group in May. In June, 1972, there were 000 between 14 and 24 out of work. For members of the labor iorce 25 years and older, thfejto- lal of stantiaUy. to ut June from in May. Between the two months, the number of women who were jobless climbed to in June from in May, while male unemployment dropped to from Government efforts to suieten a buoyant economy probably also had an affect on the upturn in joblessness. Since April, the Bank of Canada has increased its interest rate on loans to commercial banks three times in an effort to stem inflation. Government to delay fight on total death penally ban By IAIN HUNTER Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Solicitor General Warren Allmand has given up, for this session of Parliament at least, his fight for total aboli- tion of the death penalty in Can- ada. He said in an interview Mon- day that he win not move amendments to the partial abo- lition bill win come up for final debate shortly to make it a total abolition bilL The bill now before the House of Commons would' outlaw capi- tal punishment for all crimes but the killing of police and prison guards on for a further five-year trial period. The origi- nal five-year trial period ex- pired last Dec. 31. Allmand tried earlier in a House committee to amend the bill to abolish the death penalty indefinitely for all crimes, but this was ruled out of order by the committee chairman. James Jerome on the grounds that it violated the principle of the original bflL Tbe solicitor general had said following this defeat that he might try again to introduce his amendment when the bin readied third reading stage, but on Monday he said he has given up this idea. He said he is now satisfied that Speaker Laden Lamoureux would rule the amendment out of order on the same grounds as the committee chairman. ono ntora About town CUN TANNED Rose Primachnk sporting a summer cold Insurance salesman Ed Hembroff re- turning from a pay day trip to the bank: "I just go in ttere so they can laugh at me." Release! on bail Canadian charged in arms smuggling case DUBLIN (AP) John Pat- rick Darnel Murphy, an Irish- born resident of Scarborough, Out., a Toronto suburb, was charged in special criminal court today illegally im- porting arms into the Irish re- public. Tbe arms were seized Mon- day by Irish police and troops from a freighter which had just arrived from Montreal. Murphy was released on OD9 bail put up by Ms brother Matthew Murphy, a fur- niture manufacturer from Mon- aghan. Date of trial is lo be an- nounced later. Murphy is charged with im- porting 17 rifles, rounds of ammunition, 60 pounds of gunpowder and blank am- munition cases without license aboard the British freighter Manchester Vigour. There was no mention during Murphy's bearing of the even- tual destination of the arms shipment. There bare been con- flicting reports it was meant for either tiie Irish Republican Army or the militant Protestant Ulster Defence Association. RAIDED HOME Police described the Irish- bora Murphy as a carpemei. They said they raided his home Friday and found Second World War machine-guns, ammunition and handguns crated in wooden boxes ready for shipment. They were unable to say when Murphy left Canada but tint if be returns be will face charges of possession of restricted weapons. However, they expressed con- cern about protection for his wife now that his name has been released in Dublin. Tbe Murphys have no children. No one was at home at the red brick bungalow on a Cjuiet street in the east end of Metro- politan Toronto today. A neigh- bor said Murphy bad been laid off from his job before last Christmas. They said- bis wife worked as a secretary. Mr. Dubois said be had sever beard of Murphy. "Tbe name is not familiar at be said. "I dealt with a company, not an individual." Be declined to disclose the name of the company "on purely business ethics." "It's kind of shocking to think an illegal shipment like UBS could have been made through our services." be added. Tbe Dubois firm is a shipping company.