Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 75. The LetUbndge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 193 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 42 PAGES Trudeau preparing for 1972 election Government can't be trusted By DAVE MCINTOSH OTTAWA (CP) A public opinion survey com- missioned by the federal government says that about half of Canadians feel the federal government cannot be trusted to live up to its promises or tell the truth. Nearly half consider the government inefficient. The survey relates to federal governments 'in gen- eral and not specifically to the Trudeau administration though it was undertaken in late 1968 for the special committee on government information services.. The results have just been made public by the prime minister's office. The three-volume report, which cost is based on interviews with persons across Canada. The survey was conducted by Canadian Facts Co. Ltd. of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and summarized and interpreted by York University of Toronto. The summary says that 40 per cent of Canadians consider the 'government can be trusted but that rough- ly 50 per cent lack this confidence and 10 per cent are undecided. "We are inclined to think that many citizens have only limited faith in the government by itself; but they believe that given the safeguards of a parliament- ary democracy, the decisions finally made are usually the summation says. Here arc the results, be region, of the survey's question on whether Canadians had faith in the federal government: Low faith: Maritinres, 22 per cent; Quebec 15; On- tario 20; Manitoba-Saskatchewan 24; Alberta 23; Bri- tish Columbia 19; all regions, 19. Fairly low faith: Maritimes 28 per cent; Quebec 25; Ontario 27; Manitoba-Saskatchewan 26; Alberta 28; British Columbia 26; all regions 26. Moderate faith: Maritimes 21 per cent; Quebec 23; Ontario 23; Manitoba-Saskatchewan 24; Alberta 27; British Columbia 24; all regions 23. Fairly high faith: Maritimes 20 per cent; Quebec 27; Ontario 25; Manitoba-Saskatchewan 21; Alberta 17; British Columbia 25; all regions 24. High faith: Maritimes nine per cent; Quebec 10; Ontario five; Manitoba-Saskatchewan five; Alberta seven; British Columbia six; all regions eight. The summary adds: "In general, Canadians think that the government usually does ths right tilings but oflcn it needs to be watched closely, since this cannot be taken for granted." French-speaking Canadians were more dissatisfied the federal government's performance than En- glish-speaking Canadians. The summary says the "level of faith" in govern- ment docs not vary from one social class to another, between immigrants and native-born, between old and young, between city and counl.ry dwellers ior between the more or less well-informed. The survey also showed: Forty-five per cent considered Ihe federal gov- ernment inefficient, 31 per cent "passable'' and 24 per cent efficient. Thirty-five per cent considered the government unresponsive to requests, 34 per cent responsive and 31 per cent, had no definite opinion. Only (12 per cent knew foreign affairs In be a federal responsibility; only (JO per cent knew education to bo provincial. AT NEWS CONFERENCE-A variety of expressions and gestures given by Prime Minister Trudeau at a news conference Tuesday at Ottawa is captured on this series of film frames. Labor won't buy ECM entry terms LONDON (Reuter) The na- tional executive committee of the Opposition Labor party voted 16 to 6 today against Brit- ish entry into the European Common Market on the terms negotiated by the Conservative government. Party sources said the vote was on a resolution basically drafted by Opposition Leader Harold M'ilson, who had prom- ised a "clear and unequivocal" Nixon trip planning at Ottawa WASHINGTON (AP) United Stales officials expect that much of the preparatory work with Red China on Presi- dent Nixon's Peking trip will be conducted through the Chinese embassy in Ottawa. Canada and China recently es- tablished diplomatic relations and the Canadian capital ap- pears to be the most convenient place for U.S.-China contacts from Washington's standpoint. Tbg Peking government as- signed a senior envoy, Huang Hua, as ambassador in Ottawa. He is known to Americans as a skilled diplomat and it is be- lieved that in appointing him to Ottawa, Peking had in inind a role for him in dealing with the United States. No Herald stand on the issue today after speeches strongly attacking the entry terms. The party sources said the resolution passed by the Labor leadership condemned the 13- month-old Conservative govern- ment of Prime Minister Edward Heath for not sufficiently setting out the disadvantages against the possible long-term benefits in its white paper on the entry terms. The resolution also called for Heath to submit to the "demo- cratic judgment of a general el- ection" on Lhe Common Market and invited the parliamentary Labor on the is- unite wholeheartedly in voting, against entry. Parliament is scheduled to make its decision on British membership Oct. 28. Deputy Opposition Leader Roy Jenkins and another former minister, Shirley Williams, were among those voting against the national executive resolution. TORY QUITS Tuesday night, a junior minis- ter in Heath's Tory cabinet quit in protest against his party's push for Market membership, political sourctj said. The resignation of Edward Taylor, 34, even though he is not a major political figure, dealt a prestige, blow to Heath's administration. Taylor, Britain's youngest government minister, is the first to resign over policy since the Conservatives won the gen- eral election last year. He was undersecretary of slate for health and education in Scot- land. Also see page 33. Spacemen check mystery lights HOUSTON (AP) With their spaceship speeding toward the moon, Apollo 15 astronauts donned blindfolds today in a sci- entific quest for information about mysterious cosmic lights that flash through eyes and brain cells. David R. Scott, James B. Irwin and Alfred M. Worden had a couple of gremlins riding with them, a broken piece of Cyprus boils again NICOSIA (Eeuter) UN peacekeeping forces were placed on high alert Tuesday night as relations between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot com- munities deteriorated to their lowest point since the fighting of November, 1967. There was no official UN comment on the "blue alert" which called in all off-duty troops Tuesday night, but it was reliably learned that UN offi- cials were concerned by unex- plained military movements by both communities in different parts of the island. Increased patrols along Ni- cosia's ceasefire "green line" were carried out by UN troops throughout Tuesday night. In the Lefka district in north- west Cyprus, UN outposts manned by Danish soldiers have been doubled in strength, relia- ble sources said. Cyprus has been wracked by intercommunal strife and spo- radic violence since the EOKA underground movement fight against Hie British in the 1950s. The island gained independ- ence in 1960, but violence again swept the country when Presi- dent Makarios proposed consti- tutional changes in 1963 in favor of the Greek-Cypriote. UN troops moved in and a ceasefire was accepted. Re- newed fighting, however, broke out in 1967, bringing Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. Both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities maintain, standing forces of about men on each side of the sand- bags and fortified posts that still mark the dividing lines be- tween the two communities. There are UN troops on duty. Express train jumps tracks BERHA, West Germany (AP) The Basel-to-Copenhagen Alps Express jumped the tracks today for the second time in a week, injuring 25 persons. Officials said a switch outside the Berra station suddenly shifted, sending nine of the 14 cars on to another track, and the nine cars left the rails. An hour later, the locomotive and the five undamaged cars contin- ued the journey with 150 unin- jured passengers. In the derailment a week ago near Rheinweiler, 23 persons were killed and 122 injured. Student shot at Montreal MONTREAL (CP) A 22- year-old exchange student from France was hit in the right leg by a shotgun blast early today as he entered a discotheque on Place Jacques Cartier1 in Old Montreal. Police said Pascal Francone of Firminy, Loire province, was going through the doorway of the Chez Dieu discotheque when an unknown assailant fired at him with a .410 shotgun. Onassis kin weds LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) The 20-year-old daughter of Greek shipping magnate Aris- totle Onassis was reported hon- eymooning Tuesday with a Hol- lywood real estate man. District Court Judge Carl Christenscn said lie married Christina Onas- sis and Joseph Bolker, 47. in a brief civil ceremony Monday in the office of a local law firm. glass and a brie; voltage drop. But flight director Glynn Lun- ney classed them as pesky and said they posed no tin-eat to the astronauts or the planned land- ing on the moon Friday. "We're right by the book as of this Lunney told re- porters. For the hour-long flashing- light test, Scott, Irwin and Worden pulled window shades and shielded their eyes with black masks such as those worn by contestants on television quiz shows. Within 12 minutes, after they had adapted to the darkness, all three reported flashes which they described as pinpoints and streaks of light. NOTICE MANY FLASHES The reports came frequently after that, with a total of about two a minute for the three. All previous Apolto crews re- ported the flashes when they were far from earth and in the vicinity of the moon, mostly when the cabin was dark and their eyes were closed. They de- scribed them variously as stars in their eyes, single streaks or clouds of lightning. The crew is the first to wear the blindfolds in an attempt to study the phenomena. Some believe the flashes are cosmic rays passing through the spacecraft walls and through first the brain and then the eyes ot the astronauts. Others think they might be neu- tron and helium atoms. Some believe there is no ac- tual light, but that the rays passing through the brain spark a shock wave in the eye, creat- ing an illusion of a flash. Medical experts want more information because of the po- tentially-harmful effect on tag space flights. DAMAGE BRAIN CELLS Some calculations, based on skimpy data from the early Apollos, indicate that between one and 10 per cent of the cells in the brain could be damaged during a three-year mission. The main danger is from radia- tion. The astronauts retired aft hour late Tuesday night after spending extra time helping the ground troubleshoot a rash of nagging electrical and cummun- ications difficulties. So Mission Control Centre have let them sleep an hour later today. 'Well, how about 800 million sets of Ontario turns on laps TORONTO (CP) The Pro- gressive Conservative govern- ment turned on the taps for persons in Ontario be- tween 18 and 21 at p.m. ED minutes after the bars proclaim- ing a new act reducing the province's age of majority. The government had hoped to get the new law, which reduces the drinking and voting age from 21 to 18, into the books by noon. The cabinet gathered in Lt.- Gov. W. Ross Macdonald's of- fice shortly before noon, but the ceremonies were tliree minutes late finishing. The 79-year-old lieutenant-governor had given royal assent to the act two hours earlier. Attorney-Gena-al Allan Law- rence had introduced the legis- lation earlier in the Ontario leg- islature session, which ended with royal assent being given to the new age of majority act and other government bills. Transplant patient has setback CAPE TOWN (Reuter) Adrian Herbert, a 49-year-old dental mechanic who underwent a heart-lung transplant opera- tion, had a tracheotomy today and a hospital spokesman later described his condition a s "a matter of some concern due to his previous illness." The colored (mixed-race) pa- tient received a new heart and lungs in an operation performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on Sunday. Subsequent bulletins said he was progressing favorably and that the transplanted organs were functioning normally. But the latest announcement from the hospital said Herbert was coughing and having diffi- culty breathing and that the tra- cheotomy was performed to as- sisl him. Herbert is the world's fourth multiple organ transplant recip- ient. Three similar operations were carried out in the United States but all were unsuccessful. Also See Page 2 Calls off tour OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau, apparently pre- paring for a 1972 election, said Tuesday he and his Liberals will stay at home next year to explain government policy to the public. Plans for an African tour have been cancelled, he told a news conference. Official visits to France and China also appeared to be out until after the next el- ection. Barring unforeseen events he saw no reason to call an elec- tion this fall. He conceded that economic policies have lost the govern- ment "a substantial amount of popularity" and Liberals would have to work to recover their 1968 position. "I'm anxious to go to the peo- ple, explain how the economy works, what choices we he said, referring to inflation and unemployment. The economy was on "the up- swing" now and unemployment on "a downward trend." "Time is in our he said. WILL VfSIT QUEBEC He plannea several visits to Quebec in the coming months. He leaves Friday for a week in the Marilimcs and Newfound- land and he has made several western visits. Government policies for the Prairies were good but have been misunderstood and misin- terpreted, he felt. In the coming year, he and ether Liberal MPs would spend more time explain- ing what ths government was doing. He was "optimistic" about Liberal chances in the vacant Saskatchewan riding of Assini- boia and would call a byelection there before the mid-October deadline. Saying his foreign trips have not been well liked by the public and especially not by the press, he said he doesn't contemplate any foreign travel for some time. A government had to become more sensitive to public opinion as an election approached. It could do some unpopular things right after an election but had to stop if it hoped to survive. COLUMNIST OBJECTS "Ah, come off interjected Douglas Fisher, Toronto Tele- gram columnist, when Mr. Tru- deau said press reaction had dictated his travel plans. Mr. Fisher, a former New Democrat MP, said the prime minister was needling the press. Mr. Trudeau denied it. "I'm careful of the opinion they he maintained. He said his government has done four years of work in three. "And there is a lot of steam he added. He didn't apologize for his travel in the last three years, saying he has met his objective of improving trade for Canada. Asked whether his govern- ment would have taken the same economic tack again, if faced with a choice between in- flation and unemployment, he replied: "Probably not." "Had I known there would not be co-operation, I might have made a different he said, referring to reaction to government's call for voluntary restraint. on Monday Vatican cracks down on immodesty The Herald will not publish Monday, Aug. 2, a civic holi- day. Display advertising for Tuesday, Aug. 3, must be re- ceived by noon Thursday, July 29, and for Wednesday, Aug. 4, by 12 noon Friday, July 30. All classified advertising received by a.m. Sat- urday, July 31, will appear in The Herald's Tuesday, Aug. 3 edition. Deadline for classi- fied advertising Wednesday, Aug. 4, will be as usual, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. VATICAN CITY (AP) The Vatican's assault on im- modesty reached a summer- time peak today with Pope Paul denouncing some mod- ern dress as indecent and with nuns barring miniskirtcd women from St. Pclcr's Basil- ica. Speaking from his summer retreat at Castcl Gandolfo, the Roman Catholic pontiff told his weekly general audience thai "many forms of modern life degrade the dignity of man." Ho died "immodest fash- ions, frivolous and passion- laden shows, immorality of customs, and perfidiously dif- fused pornography." "Moral conscience." he de- clared, has been "ancthcs- tizcd" to the "profit1 of the sexual conscience." At St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican strengthened its de- fences against the "scandal" of short-skirted visitors. In ad- dition to a plainclothcs cus- todian and two grey-uni- formed Vatican guards, two nuns have started checking skirt lengths. They turned away women with skirls only two inches above the knee. ALMOST 'POPPED IIKIV "That's said one British blonde, about 22, whose blue skirt was tliree inches above the knee. "I about popped her." In past, summers Vatican gendarmes checked tourists' dress. Fcdcrico Alessandrinl, Vatican press spokesman, said nuns took UK job a week ago because they could per- form it "with greater tact." Strict standards are needed, Alessandrinl explained, be- cause "certain styles of dress that once were exceptional now are becoming more com- mon." Without checks, he said, "we'll get to the point where they enter in bathing suits." Signs in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian outside St. Pclcr's main doors welcome tourists but. remind that "entrance cannot be granted to men dressed in shorts nor to women wearing a minigown or sleeveless dress." Seen and heard About town jyjOUSTACHE-adorned li a y MnrPhnrsnn receivi n g many heartfelt compliments from fellow workers on the loveliness of his new growth golfer Jim Rra exem- plifying the ultimate in con- centration, while putting on the 10th green at Henderson Lake. He blew the shot but missod a bird's nest that zinged past his head when a gust of wind whipped it out of a nearby tree.