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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta UJV Motion Quebec Mulls Separatism Study Cost QUEBEC (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa said Friday his cabinet will decide next Wednesday whether to set up a parliamentary committee to study how much Quebec's independence from Canada would cost the province. He told a news conference that even if such a committee is formed it would not be able to give the "exact cost" of separation because there are "many intangibles" involved. The premier said the only sure way of determining the cost of an independent Quebec would be for the province to actually separate from Canada. A period of economic uncertainty following inde- pendence is one of the intangible elements, Mr. Bou- rassa said, because there is no way of determing how investors would react. "If they had the choice between a weak economy and a stronger one they would move towards the latter. "This waiting attitude cannot be evaluated in fig- ures." During Ihe recent election campaign that brought his government lo power, Mr. Bourassa said if elected he would study the cost of separatism. "I can't see any reason why I shouldn't keep my he said Friday. lire actual mouon to be studied by the cabinet is one tabled in the national assembly by Dr. Phillippe Demers UN St. Maurice who called for a study of the "economic, social and political aspects" of sep- aration. Mr. Bourassa said if an investigation is made, the results will be released to the public before the next provincial election, likely to be held in 1974. A preliminary investigation has already been com- pleted by the industry and commerce department con- cerning Quebec's- balance of payments, the premier said. Its results would be made public before the next general election. During the last election campaign, several spokes- men for the union Nationale said if their party was re-elected and constitutional discussions did not pro- gress satisfactorily by 1974, a referendum on separa- tism would be held. Indian Paper Maintains Free Hand By JOBf! CUNNINGHAM TORONTO (CP) The First Citizen a paper that is starting .to speak for Canada's original inhabi- tants has a 20th century approach to some of tha problems that all began when the white man first set- tled in North America. The has published seven editions, wants to provide the country's Indian population with "the kind of information it should says its editor and publisher, Fred Favel. Mr. Favel, a Cree Indian himself, recently moved Ms newspaper office to Toronto to build up circulation in this part of the country. He says there is certain "vital information" his people haven't always teen able to obtain readily. "It's this kind of information we want to provide." The paper's first Toronto edition, for example, car- ries in its entirety the "Red Plus, which was presented to Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa' June 4. The paper, prepared by the Indian chiefs of Al- berta, contains counter-proposals of Alberta Indians to the government's white paper on the Indian Affairs Act which is currently being implemented. Says Time Needed Mr. Favel, 29, said he believes Indians from across Canada have to have time to complete similar counter- proposals before implementation is complete. He said he feels that by publishing the details of the Red Paper he will provide information that Indian readers everywhere in Canada can obtain. The paper sells for between 35 and 50 cents a copy, depending on size. Mr. Favel said it had a circulation of in British Columbia before he came to Toronto. His first Toronto edition, published June 16, ran copies of which went back west. He hopes to distribute the remaining in On- tario. Mr. Favel said so far profits from the publication have just been enough to keep going and to pay ex- penses. He hopes some day to build the paper into a na- tional publication employing a staff of Indian personnel." At present Mr. Favel and his wife, Carol, 24, work an average of 60 hours a week to keep the paper "alive." "I'd like to describe the paper as information for the non-Indian and ammunition for the Mr. Favel says. Keeps Free Hand Although Mr. Favel docs not feel his editorial policy is militant or Red Power-oriented, he Ikes to keep a free hand. He says he would refuse government grants or charity in any form and will continue to depend on subscription funds and advertising for revenue. "It's difficult if you obtain a grant from the In- dian affairs department and then stab them in the he said. Mr. Favel, who has worked as a free-lance journalist for several years, said he started his own paper after he was "bounced from three television jobs and five radio stations because my reporting was called grey on the verge of libel." Now, he says, he's able to get at the heart of Indian problems. FLAGS UP, EVERYTHING GO Official flags bedeck city streets signalling everything is in readiness for the Whoop-Up Days parade Monday morning. Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener and Mrs. Michener will ride in the lead car. Gov.-Gen. Michener will officially open the six-day Lethbridge Exhibition Monday at 8 p.m. Miss Montana Quits In Protest Over Gag Clause In Contract Delivery- Quota Set HELENA, Mont. (AP) Saying "there is not much room to b_- an individual with- in the established pattern" of Exhibition Program MONDAY with Gov. Gen. Michener leading Casino Steers Water Wonderland by Governor General Time, Pari- Mutuel Races Opening by' Governor General Stage Show House entertainment the Miss America Pageant, the maverick Miss Montana of 1970 resigned her title Friday. Katberine Huppe of Helena, an 18-year-old sometime jour- nalist and avid horse trainer, said slie could not reconcile her personal beliefs with the stipulations of a contract she signed after winning the Miss Montana title. "They can't have a girl who is going to do anything contro- versial. I'm not a middle of the road person and I'm not will- ing to become a middle of the road person, so we reached an she said. She said the, contract she signed had a stipulation that Aliss Montana cannot write anything that is' not approved by the sponsoring Billings Ju- nior Chamber of Commerce and cannot campaign for any political candidate or cause. She deemed the writing restric- tion "a form of censorship." WINNIPEG (CP) Tha Ca- nadian wheat board announced Friday that a delivery quota of four specified acre will come into effect immedi- ately in more than 140 prairie points. The new delivery quotas ap- ply to fivo points in Manitoba, 128 points in Saskatchewan and nine points in Alberta. It is the largest number of points designated to be put on the four-bushel quota in the current crop year. The federal government has announced an objective of es- tablishing a' four-bushel quota across the Frames by July 31. So far, prairie points have reached the objective, while 653 delivery points are still on a three-bushel quota, and 22 on a two-bushel quota. Labor Leaders Soften Stand On Restraints Major Break Occurs In Inflation Impasse By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) A signifi- cant break has occurred in the impasse between organized labor and the government's prices and incomes commission on wage restraints. The United As- sociation of Journeymen and Apprentices in the Plumbing In- dustry has met contractors and a top officer of the commission to discuss ways in which re- straints can be applied to both plumbers' wages and builders' profits. More meetings are to be held. They could lead to a national conference involving other seg- ments of the construction indus- employers and trades- men. The object would be to stem Inflation in the construction in- dustry, which employs close to and has been a pace-set- ter in both costs and wages in recent years. Wage-settlements of 20 per cent and more have been made with some of the building trades in the Toronto area and other parts of Canada. GUIDE CAME LATER John Young, head of the prices and incomes commission, excused them because they were based on bargaining that began before the government announced six weeks ago tha commission-endorsed guideline of a maximum six per cent for increases in wages and prices. At that time, contact had al- ready been made among the plumbers, contractors, and commission chiefs. The Canadian Labor Congress said from the outset of the com- mission's work that it would not agree to restrain wage-increase demands unless all forms of in- rents, profits, interest rates, and the restricted. Organized labor was not, as a result, invited to last Febru- ary's price restraint conference attended by 300 business and professional leaders. That meeting decided that price increases during 1970 should be held clearly below cost increases, putting the squeeze on company' profits. This was subsequently endorsed at a meeting of Prime Minister Trudeau and the provincial pre- miers, and has become the com- mission's main criterion for judging all subsequent price in- creases. In some cases, manufacturers have rolled back announced price increases to come within the price guide. Professional associations of doctors, dentists and others at- tended the February meeting and agreed to restrain rate in- creases. The commission says they have observed the re- straints. But, until the move by the plumbers union came to light, organized labor-was regarded as: the big hold-out .against the wage restraint program. .Summarizing employment prospects, the brief said the out- look for the plumbing and pipe- fitting industry ranged from poor to only fair in most of the country except for some pro- jects in Stephenville and Come- by-Chance, Nfld., in Cape Breton, and in the principal On- tario cities. Alberta, on the other hand, is enjoying a boom with several major gas plants scheduled for this year. Demands for pipefit- ters will draw unemployed plumbers from other Prairie provinces, and some employers were offering 10-hour work-days for six or seven days a at overtime at- tract workers. "It is pretty difficult to ask a man to seriously consider cur- tailing wage increases when in- dustry seems to be willing to pay these exorbitant the brief said. George V. Haythorne, former federal deputy minister of labor and now a member of the prices commission, told a meeting of the union-management joint committee in Calgary earlier this month that some signs of success in staving the rise in prices has- been achieved. But the commission's main message to labor is only starting to get across. It is that if price increases can be slowed, the same real in- come can be obtained by work- ers'with a lower wage or salary increase than would be the case with rapid price increases and higher wage and salary in- creases. General Strike In Prospect B.C. Labor Scene Tense VICTORIA (CP) Premier W. A. C. Bennett's Social Credit facing open defiance by the British Columbia Federation of Labor and the threat of a possible gen- eral strike, scheduled an emer- gency meeting of the full cabi- net today to discuss the tense situation. Facing cabinet is the prickly question of whether the govern- ment will invoke compulsory provisions of the B.C. Mediation Act to end a three-month strike-lockout dispute that has crippled the province's con- struction industry. Both the cabinet and the fed- eration held emergency sessions cabinet here, the federation in Vancouver. Mr. Bennett turned aside questions about his meeting with a curt "no but the federation was anything but reticent. In a 300-word statement, the federation threw its full support behind the building trades un- ions' announced intention of defying the government by not returning to work without a con- tract, reiterated that its affili- ated unions should refuse to ac- cept compulsory arbitration and refuse to work under compul- sion. WOULD ACCEPT JAIL Later federation secretary Ray Haynes said union mem- British Press Defends Angry Anne bers should be prepared to refuse to pay any fines levied for non-compliance with the leg- islation and go to jail if neces- sary. "The law is so bad, so un- bearable and so impossible for us that we're going to have to violate it'if it's in force and we are ready to pay the penaltyj" he said. "We feel so strongly about the legislation and about compul- sion that if we have to go to jail that will have to be." F. G. Peskett, president of the B.C. Employers Council, de- scribed the fe d e r a t i o n an- nouncement as "a statement bordering in anarchy." The council, a recently-organized group, represents most employ- ers in the province.. Mr. Haynes, whose federation represents workers out of a B.C. labor force of close to told reporters that peo- ple in the B.C. labor movement have been "pushing for a gen- eral strike for a long time." "We're trying to avoid it and we hope it will be avoided. But that's a big Mr. Bennett doesn't look at this thing and appreciate the situa- tion and if people are jailed, it can lead to the kind of thing you're talking about (general ALL REPRESENTED About 300 delegates represent- ing all federation affiliates were summoned to Friday's meeting .here after Labor Minister Leslie Peterson had instructed con- struction companies to lift a lockout imposed last April and told the unions to get construc- tion workers back on the job by Friday or face compulsory set- tlement under section 18 of the B.C. Mediation Act. The lockout was lifted at the beginning of the week but the workers stayed off the job. Gina's Mother Found Dead ROME (AP) Mrs. Giusep- pina Mercuri Lollobrigida, .70, mother of film star Gina Lollo- brigida, was found dead of a heart attack in her villa at Torvaianica, south of Rome. Police, called to the villa by neighbors who were worried because they had not seen Mrs. Lollobrigida all day, said she apparently died while watching a television program Thurs- day. She is survived by her hus- band, Miss Lollobrigida and three other daughters. LONDON (AP) British newspapers eluded Americans tad'ay for falling all over royalty and tlien complaining that Prin- cess Anne, visiting Washington with Prince Charles, doesn't smile enough to suit them. The newspapers here gave big headlints to what seme sug- gested was snide criticism of the 19-year-old princess by U.S. gossip writers while praising her brother Charles ss sexy. And Anne was quoted in one dispatch as being a bit fed up with the enthusiasm of photog- raphers and reporters in the .U.S. capital. "I cannot stand having press people on my she was quoted as com- plaining to a British official. "I just cannot stand it." Jeremy C a m p b e 11 of The Evening Standard, in giving this report, says: "The trouble is that the more the princess openly resents the American press, the more determined it becomes to dance attendance on her ar.d chronicle her growing impatience with (lie demands of a schedule so busy that sympa- thetic Americans are calling it 'downright ridiculous'." The Guardian snaps in an edi- torial: "Why don't they put themselves in her shoes for a minute if that isn't an intrusion on tie royal privacy? "If they were 19 and they had just heard the president say 'We want you to got to know our Congress and our monuments', wouldn't they frown? "With (he average age of Con- gress well into the 50s, Princess Anne might well not have known whtther he was talking of two separate things or one and the same." Paula James, covering the royal visit fcr The Daily Mirror, "Part of the trouble is that the Americans do not un- derstand the British wisecrack. the couple-was asked to sign tiie visitors book at the Smithsonian space museum, Anna quipped: 'We've been asked to do a lot of this lately'. Her remark was taken as a royal insult. "While poor Anne can't seem to do anything right, Prince Charles is everyone's favorite. He has, say the Americans, sex appeal and oomph." Daily Sketch correspondent Darmont Purgavie says: "To be fair, Princess Anne looks pale ar.d exhausted after her tightly- packed two-week lour of Can- ada. "It is a new experience for her lo have microphones and notebooks stuck fit her faro'dur- inj "-hat Sie supposed to be pri- vate cnversations with people chc is introduced to." Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN VISITING Brent Rcmpel exclaiming "Aunt Jean, there are grapes in this after cutting into one of Jean Swihart's succulent goose- berry pies Jim Arnold getting soaking wet during the rainstorm when he ran up and down the block clos- ing windows of his neighbors' autos Jolm O'liara wish- ing he had one more key en his key ring one to unlock the gears of Ms car. first lomb site, right! Second bomb site Icftf ;