Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
QUACK TALK When 5-year-old David Zeuner gets tired of the chit-chat from the hum- ans around him, he wanders outside his home and has a quick-quack with his bird friends. The duck lives in a canal at the rear of the Zeuner home in Miami, Ha. VANCOUVER (CP) Picket lines set up by the striking Canadian Merchant Service Guild will be main- tained despite a six month sentence imposed upon the guild's chief negotiator, unionists sdd today. The British Columbia Federation of Labor said after the sentencing of Capt. Arnie Davis that pickets removed forcibly or by jailing will be replaced by members of other unions, including federation officers. The federation reaffirmed its declaration that logs or other materials delivered by tugs manned by su- pervisory and other non union personnel will not be handled by unionists. Campaign Of Terror It also told a news conference that the use of the courts by employers was a campaign of terror. These events followed the sentence handed down in the British Columbia supreme court Friday by Mr. Justice T. A. Dohm, who found Davis guilty Thursday of one count of contempt and the guild guilty of two. The charges arose from contempt of an injunction granted MacMUlan Bloedel that prohibited picketing at Uie company's pulp mill at Powell River, about SO miles north of here. Mr. Justice Dohm Thursday ordered the assets and offices of the guild seized and held by the court until UK guild has purged its contempt. Davis was also to have appeared in court Thursday and his arrest or voluntary appearance Friday was ordered1 when he didn't. His wife, Rosernarie, explained to reporters that he didn't appeal- because he was tired, upset at the turn of events and overslept. "It was all a mistake; he overslept and didn't appear and I understand no lawyer represented she said. Davis, 42, a tugboat master with Kingcome Navi- gation Co., which is owned by MacMitian Bloedel, was described as a rank-and-file member of the guild who obtained leave last fall to take part in the negotiations. Spectators gasped and some booed as the sentence was handed down. One man cried: "Now you've done it, man, and you'd better believe it." Davis declined to apologize to the court for his actions. At the same time in an adjacent courtroom, Mr. Justice J. A. MacDonald found the guild in contempt of an injunction granted Canadian Forest Products Ltd. which banned picketing at its Eburnc sawmill in Van- couver. Two members were fined each. In another decision, Mr. Justice Kirkc Smith held the guild guilty of contempt in defying an anti-picketing injunction that closed down the Port Mellon, B.C., pulp plant 30 miles north of here. He reserved decision on sentencing. Meanwhile, federal mediator William Kelly Friday continued his efforts to end the strike of masters and males that began a month ago. He met with the B.C. Towboat Owners Association and further meetings with the guild were expected. Most issues in the dispute have been resolved but manning of continuously operated tugs remains a tacky subject. Mr. Kelly said he hoped that, a contract proposal could be developed in the next IJu-ce or four days that would be acceptable to both sides. Oilier Labor Troubles In another development, on the simmering B.C. labor score, the International Woodworkers of America agreed to a 10-day extension of mediation officer Clive .McKec's jurisdiction in the IWA contract dispute with the coast forest industry. Between and IWA members have been idled as a. result of the towboat dispute but (here were reports that progress was' being made in talks with the union and Forest Industrial Relations Lid. under Mr. McKce. The IWA contract expires Juno 15. In construction, (he B.C. Building Trades (Union) Council will meet Monday to consider a proposal by the construction labor relations association to lift a lockout that began two months ago in return for a no- strike, no lockout undertaking by the unions. The council .said it wnnls more detail on Hie pro- posal which was made following own suggestion that contractors allow work on .schools and hospitals lo continue. HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 80. "Sereins South Alberta and Southeastern Price 15 Cents VOL. LXIII No. 148 LETIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1970 FOUR SECTIONS 68 PAGES Fay Hike Limit 6% Is torn WINNIPEG (CP) An offi- cial program of pay restraint, introduced by Ottawa against strenuous protests from organ- ized labor, has received initial promises of enforcement help from most provinces. Most provinces, on the other hand, have pledges of additional cash from a federal government which has been stingy about sharing its tax wealth for the last two years. Both agreements emerged Friday from a federal-pr'ovin- cial finance conference that turned today to discussion of setting agreed limits on costs of programs whose expenses are shared by Ottawa and the prov- and hospital care and post-secondary educa- tion. The federally-backed pay-re- straint program, which aims to hold most pay increases to an ers Oppose Pay Limit By THE CANADIAN PRESS Labor leaders insisted Friday that profits, rat wage increases, are causing inflation. They were asked to comment on a federal proposal, intro- duced Friday at a Winnipeg fed- eral-provincial finance minis- ters' conference, that pay in- creases this year should be no bigger than six per cent. Marcel Pepin, president of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, based 'If people didn't Work darling, they wouldn't bs Middle East War In Third Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israelis and Arabs marked the third anniversary of the six-day Middle East war Friday with a new round of Israelis in the air, Arab com- mandos on the ground. Israeli planes assaulted Egyptian military targets along the Suez canal for 11 hours Fri- day and then returned at night for another 314 hours. The military command in Tel Aviv said the heavy bombing was aimed at reducing an Egyptian arms buildup. Arab guerrillas staged spo- radic border raids Friday and resumed them today, firing rockets from Lebanon into the Kirayat Shomor.a area of Upper Galilee, the Tel Aviv command said. mainly in Quebec, described the proposal as unrealistic. "Nobcdy believes that the people wno earn ?100 a week are real causes of he said in a Montreal interview. Federal and provincial gov- ernments should establish price controls before trying to regu- late wage increases, he said. The controls would only hit "the small man." Russell Bell, research direc- tor for the Ca- nadinn Labor Congress, said in Ottawa the proposals are unac- ceptable to workers. WILL OPPOSE The CLC will oppose the guideline "as strongly as possi- he said. "This is a highly inequitable approach to the whole inflation problem. We have pointed out time and again it is unfair to re- strain wages unless other forms of income and unearned income are dealt with." William Mahoney. national director for the United Steel- workers of America and a vice- president of the CLC, sent a tele- gram to CLC President Donald MacDonald. "Let the labor movement state clearly that we will co-op- erate in an honest policy of con- trol of rents, profits, speculative income, interest rates and other forms of he said. "But we will not join the cha- rade of dishonesty now being presented to the Canadian peo- ple by the Trudeau govern- ment.'' He asked for an immediate meeting of the CLC's executive committee to draw up a firm reply to the proposal. upper limit of six per cent ini- tially, was presented in the name o[ Jclin Young, chairman cf the ll-montii-okl prices and incomes commission. The commission, an instru- ment of the Trudeau govern- ment against inflation, has achieved a measure of success in restraining price increases. LABOR SAYS NO Efforts to win the co-operation of labor in a program of volun- tary pay restraint were spurned. Federal Finance Minister E. J. Benson said the negative atti- tude towards voluntary pay re- straints expressed at the annual meeting of the Canadian Labor Congress last month in Edmon- ton made it clear there was no hope of co-operation. .So the federal government went ahead with a plan to try to limit pay increases as a mea- sure to reduce the cost push be- hind price inflation. No back-up legislation is planned immediately, Mr. Ben- son said. Compliance pressures will range from publicized admoni- tions about violations from the prices commission through di- rect toughness in pay talks wilh governmental employees t o arm-twisting and the threat of sanctions against employer's. Mr. Benson observed that tire governments wield hefty pur- chasing power. Buy orders could be withdrawn from a company that settled with its employees for increases above the guide limit. While the response of provin- cial ministers was generally fa- vorable, labor's reaction was immediately hostile. "Guidelines have never worked and never will said Jean Beaudry, executive vice-president of the CLC who came to the Manitoba legisla- tive building, the conference site, from a meeting of the Manitoba Labor Federation. "It is evident that the govern- ment has declared open war against labor. Our people won't take it lying down." Newspapers In Britain May Strike LONDON fReuters) Na- tional newspapers in Britain were threatened today with a strike Tuesday by print ing workers seeking a 25-p e r-cent pay increase. the Society of Graplu'cal and Allied Trades SOGAT said it was calling the strike because talks with the Newspaper Pub- lishers Association broke down Friday. U.S. Denies Ship Sunk By Koreans TOKYO CAP) North Korea claims it sank a "heavily- armed" United States spy ship in the Yellow Sea, but the U.S. Navy has denied it had any ships operating in the ar'ea. South Korea announced Fri- day that one of its vessels, on a routine mission to prevent South Korean fishing boats from straying north of the border, was attacked by two North Ko- rean patrol boats and towed off toward the north. North Korea issued its claim later in the day, and there was speculation the same incident was involved. The U.S. Navy said in a state- ment issued in Washington: "The U.S. Navy had no ships of any kind operating in that area." Kaiser Interested In Sites For Coal Preparation Plants NATAL, B.C. (HNS) Kai- ser Resources Ltd. would like to build two mere coal prepara- tion plants, accenting (o gen- eral manager and vice-presi- dent Gerald E. Balsley. But be- fore it undertakes even one of them, more exploration has to be done and an engineering study has to be undertaken lo assess the best locations. Possible locations are at Mi- chel where a hydraulic mining project has been delayed by a construction lockout, at lies- mer, on the Corbin Creek side of Hosmcr, and the upper end of the Coal Creek. If Ihn engi- neering study is undertaken, lo- cations of the two plants, one ol which could be built within the next two years, will he de- cided. Access to rail and road will be among the factors de- ciding the locations. The hydraulic mining project, now a month behind schedule, is not expected to he in opera- tion until December. Its access, plus minability of coal in other areas will decide also where the plants should be buill. Exploration !o date in llcsmcr Ridge. Wheeler Ridge, towards Ccrbin Creek and the upper end of Coal Creek has been very good according to Mr. Balsley. Still linking to new coal.sales, Kaiser started loading at Rob- orls Rank last Wednesday the first 15.500 Ions of coal for EH- ropc, of a itO.OOO-lcn con- tract with Holland to be filled I his year. Recently, two trade missions from Italy's major steel pro- ducers spent several days here while a trade mission also came from Sweden. Both also visited other coal sources. Kai- ser is shipping to eastern Can- ada and recently also had a visit from Stclco, with whom it has a contract. Having had "shakedown prob- lems" with its present, new preparation plant, the Kaiser general-manager reported that tons of coal were put though the new plant in May, raare than was expected and by .July l, it is hoped that a level of Ions per year uill be reached. By September, he said. lie hopes to reach the ton per yssr level. THEY DONT BUILD 'EM THE WAY THEY USED TO Some people should be careful about what they lean against. Actually, this bystander, who apparently was for someone, had nothing to do with the razing of Mack's garage in downtown Miami, Fla. By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) Rebounding from heavy attacks on govern- ment agriculture policy in the Commons Friday, Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson and Otto Lang, minister without portfo- lio, accused the opposition of downgrading farming and farm, programs. "They want to paint the whole agricultural scene and every- thing in it said Mr. Olson. Mr. Lang expressed concern that opposition spokesmen would continue their "negative and fear-sowing approach" as the government offers new schemes. They were speaking on a mo- tion by Alf Cleave katoon-Biggar) calling on the government to "reverse its present policies which have de- liberately depressed the agricul- tural economy." Mr. Cleave said the govern- ment should institute a broad price-support program for farm products and introduce more definite trade policies. The government was quick to protect the textile industry but nothing had been clone for the farmer after unpegging the dol- lar. Harold Danforth Essex) slammed the govern- ment for lowering tariffs on farm products, "bribing" west- ern farmers not to grow wheat and encouraging imports of poultry, beef and pork. Adrien Lambert Bellechasse) called on the gov- ernment to pay eastern dairy farmers not to produce just as it pays western wheat farmers are paid to reduce acreage. Mr. Olson said agriculture is still one of the most important parts of the Canadian economy. He hoped opposition members would not continue to in "disparaging tones" about farming. Listing government policies from research to crop insur- ance, he asked which policies (lie opposition wanted reversed. If wheat was left out of the picture, over-all cash receipts had gone up between 1968 and 1968 in Canadian agriculture. The agriculture minister said the opposition is delaying pas- sage of a government bill de- signed to set up a national farm products marketing board and marketing agencies. Renoir Gets PARIS (AP) A 1915 paint- ing by French impressionist Au- guste Renoir, Child with Teddy Bear, brought at a Paris auction Friday night. Other sale prices included each for Raoul Dufy's Races at Deau- ville and Maurice Utrillo's Square at Montartre. A 1911 Utrillo, The Church at Marolles, brought Postmen Government Is am ACTOR DIES ACtor Son- ny Tui'ts died Thursday night, it was disclosed today. A spo- kesman at St, John's Hospi- tal here said Tufts, 59, had entered the hospital early this week. No further details were given. His films in- cluded So Proudly We Hail, Bring on (he Girls. Easy Conic, Easy Go, The Crookc'd Way and Easy Living. "cms Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN II I-IOT weather giving a Central School class the opportunity to have an out- door poetry reading session that featured the famous Arc- tic saga called, The Crema- tion of Sam Magee John Wrslrn, competing in the ACT golf tournament com- menting that a swing .shouldn't count unless seen by fellow golfers, especially if the ball was missed. By ROSEMARY SPEIRS OTTAWA (CP) Canada's p o s t me n complained Friday night that the federal govern- ment is trying to force them into a national strike they don't want. "They want to get us onto the street and keep us Roger Decarie and William Houle, co-chairmen of. the Coun- cil of Postal Unions, said in a statement sent by telex to all 27.000 postal workers. "They figure they can starve our men and our families into capitulating. The govern- ment has calculated such a na- tional strike would turn the peo- ple agains their postmen." Tile council, which has conducing 24-hour relating mail strikes across the country j.iiu'e oarly uerk in nllr-nipt lo force s contract ii'iion doini; their utmost not to down the entire post office." F.arlier Friday. Cecil Harper, clr.ef negotiator, for the Treas- ury Board, the government pay- master, called a temporary halt in bargaining, telling the postal leaders to return next week with a new package proposal on the key wage and job security issues. After eight months of bargain- ing and a short-lived mediation attempt by A. W. R. Can-others, president'of the University of Calgary, the two sides have reached agreement only on a few minor issues. Mr. Harper said he wants "to come to grips in a meaningful and realistic way" with the main issues. He suggested the unions make up their package demand for next Tuesday and later admitted to reporters he did not know whether the unions will comply. U'te Friday, union leaders also said they had not yet de- rklcti liow In iT.-.pond to Mr. Harper's drnwnd The unions ijn nn! in up 3 pack- age proposal, preferring lo deal with Hie items nnc-by-one. This is pprtly because they do not want a total cost to he placed on thrir d e in a n d s, thereby making fringe Iwnefis as well as wages subject to gov- ernment restraint policies.