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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, June 11, 1974 News in brief Whitlam names cabinet Lewis castigates housing proposals CANBERRA (Reuter) Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam named his new cabinet today following the May 18 general election. It included only one new minister. Senator John Wheeldon of Western Australia, who becomes minister for repatriation and compensation Immigration Minister Al Brassby. defeated in the gen- eral election, is succeeded by Clyde Cameron, who is also responsible for labor. There was also a minor re- shuflle of other portfolios. Senator Don Willesee retains his post as foreign affairs minister. Mutineer returns home LONDON (Reuter) A Royal Navy mutineer who has lived in the Soviet Union for the last 40 years is to be granted a visa to return and live in Britain. Leonard Wmcott, a former able seamen who was a leader ut the 1931 British Atlantic lleet mutiny at Invergordon. Scotland, has spent several years pressing the Soviet authorities to allow him to leave. Parliament was told Monday that Wincott, a Soviet citizen, will be granted a visa and that his movements will not be restricted when he returns. Guerillas arrest spies BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) A Palestinian guerrilla group has arrested 40 Lebanese, Jordanians and Palestinians and charged them with pro- Israeli activity, two leftist Beirut newspapers report. Al Shark and Al Yom say the arrests were made in refugee camps in Beirut and South Lebanon Guerrilla organizations control and police the refugee camps in Lebanon, usually without interference from the Leabanese government. The reports say those ar- rested were accused of gathering and transmitting information about reaction to Israeli raids and of the word that more reprisals are forthcoming if guerrilla activity continues." Aid funds 'moving' too slow MANILA (AP) The United States, the largest contributor of funds to the United Nations Development Program said today the UN agency is not passing out the aid money fast enough. In a speech to the meeting here of the UNDP's governing council. U.S. representative Robert Kitchen said the monev distributed by the UNDP is falling "considerably behind the level of contributions." "If this is not corrected over the next two years, a long-term result... will be the building of excessively large reserves which will dissatisfy the recipients and lessen the willingness of contributors to increase their he said. Peace restored at Harmony WELKOM. South Africa i Reuter) Black workers at the Harmony gold mine, where three Africans died in a pay not Sunday night, went back to work today after an increased wage offer by management. Production at two shafts of the mine came to a standstill Monday following the riot, in which six other workers and seven policeman were injured The mine manager, Noel Honnett, said the situation at the mine is calm today with a reduced force of police on standbv. Taking no chances VANCOUVER (CP) A committee planning a public march June 20 on Victoria to protest the Mining Royalties Act is hiring a CP Rail ferry for the event "because the government has a habit of cutting off B.C. Ferry sailings to keep protestors says an organizer. Brian Tracy, executive director of the Majority Movement which is organizing the march for the Save Our Jobs Committee, said reservations have been made for 1.000 on a CPR ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo "to make sure they get there." Blast demolishes night clubs ST JOHN'S. Nfld. (CP) About 100 persons fled into nearby streets Monday night when an oil furnace exploded in a building housing two popular nightclubs. Fire officials said patrons of the 0-Go A-Go-Go and the Steak Loft escaped injury even though both clubs were demolished. There was no estimate of damage. Two bartenders reported being blown across a room but were not injured. Canadians held in 'conspiracy' SPOK.'.Niv Wash. (AP) Spokane County city jail officials say three Canadians still are being held for the BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL 'Liberals out of touch with reality' By PETER LLOYD The CANADIAN PRESS David Lewis's two chief opponents were out of the electorate's sight Monday but not out of the New Democratic Party leader's mind as he lashed them over their respective housing policies Prime Minister Trudeau, recharging his political bat- teries in Ottawa, was the main target of Mr. Lewis who said the newly-announced Liberal housing policy "is a deliberate attempt to mislead thousands of young Canadians Protest Trucks were idle on the western outskirts of Edmonton Monday as their owner-operators withdrew their services in support of demands for higher haulage and hourly rates. More than N-reactor market 'not threatened' 390 truckers took part and said they would stay away from work until their demands are met. MONTREAL danger that expansion of nuclear-power technology could lead to the proliferation of nuclear-weapons capability won't hamper Canada's export market for nuclear reactors. Gordon Leaist, head of marketing for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.. said Monday Any countries receiving Canadian nuclear aid which have not signed the nuclear non-prolif.eration treaty of 1970 must abide by inspection procedures laid out by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna before Canada will do business with them. Mr. Leaist said in an interview. Argentina, which has signed a contract for a 600-megawatt Candu-styled Canadian reactor, has agreed to abide by the international agency's inspection procedures. Mr. Leaist said at the Canadian Nuclear Association's annual meeting. Korea, which also has agreed to buy one Candu reactor with an option on another, was expected to make a similar commitment. Other Japan. Denmark. Israel and interested in Candu reactors. He was commenting on In- dia's explosion of a nuclear device last month, following 18 years of close co-operation with Canada in developing a nuclear-power technology. Canada, insisting there is no distinction between nuclear explosions .for so-called peaceful purposes and warfare purposes, has suspended all nuclear ship- ments to India. Mr. Leaist said the o.uestion of peaceful nuclear explosions is under negotiation between the external affairs department and the Vienna agency set up to monitor the non-proliferation treaty. FRANCE PREPARES FOR NEW PARIS (Reuter) France closed off the remote Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia today in preparation for its ninth series 'of nuclear tests in the Pacific. The series is the last France will hold in the atmosphere before going underground on a neighboring atoll next year. France began testing nuclear weapons 14 years ago in the Sahara but in 1966, under pressure from Algeria, the Paris government transferred its test site to the Pacific, where early British and United States nuclear tests were carried out. The French tests have aroused opposition from Pacific states, especially Australia and New Zealand, which fear the effects of nuclear fallout. France suspended the 1971 series in apparent deference to objections from Peru, with whom an arms deal was then pending. Protests increased last year when New Zealand sent a ship toward the test zone and the Canadian protest yacht Greenpeace III was towed away from the area. Subsidies to keep price of Petro products down VICTORIA (CP) Subsidies to keep down price of petroleum products were announced Monday by Attorney-General Alex MacDonaid to help users of propane gas and home heating oil. but not automotive fuels or natural gas. He outlined in the United States marshal in connection with what federal agents say is an international cocaine smuggling conspiracy The jail spokesman said no bonds are listed for Christopher J. Stafford. 24. with addresses in Vancouver and Calgary. Craig.D Pitman. 25. of Calgary- and Blair L Scaratt. 26. of Vancouver Italy plunged into near-chaos SPECIAL NOTICE The Council of the City of Lethbridge will hold a further meeting in connection with Ihe future electric oower supply for the City. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Monday, June 17 from 700 P.M. to P.M. Any person who may wish to make representation con- cerning this matter shall first file a written submission with the City Clerk not later than P.M., Thursday. June 13. The two hours aliolted lor this meeting will be divided equally for the presentations and in any event no more than thirty minutes will be allowed for each presentation. John GerJa, City Clwk ROME (AP) The resigna- tion of Premier Mariano Rumor plunged Italy into a political vacuum today, compounding the country's worst economic crisis since the Second World War. Rumor quit Monday night after the Socialist party, the No 2 faction in his coalition government, and the trade un- ions refused to go along with his proposals for an austerity program of tight credit and higher taxes to stave off na- tional bankruptcy. It was the second centre-left coalition headed by Rumor to collapse in 13 months. The current government, the 36th in post-war Italy, lasted only three months. President Giovanni Leone asked Rumor and his cabinet 10 continue in office as a care- taker regime until a new gov- ernment is formed. The presi- dent was expected to start consultations with political leaders today in search of a now premier The government fell at Italy's darkest hour in iJs 28 years as a republic inflation is soaring at the rate of 20 per rent a year The government's foreign credit is exhausted The lira has dropped 18 per crnl in a year The foreign- trade deficit is more than a billion dollars a month. Crime is up, and political terrorism is plaguing the country. "Italy is deeply sick." said Transport Minister Luigi Preti. a Democratic Socialist. "It is clear that this is the most serious of the government crises since the war." With no party having a ma- jority in parliament and no majonty possible without the participation of the Christian the largest and dominant parly. Leone has few options. He can ask Rumor or another Christian Democrat to try to form another coalition with the Socialists. Or he can call for new elections, a prospect that doesn't appeal to the Christian Democrats because of the beating they took in the referendum on divorce last month. The Communists, the coun- try's second largest party, have been pushing for a historic compromise" government uniting them with the Christian Democrats. But some political observers believe the Communists now have doubts about taking an official responsibility for an apparently unmanageable economy while they have already achieved a hand in power through their influence with the powerful leftist labor unions legislature and to reporters a system of "consumer energy- grants" which will go to oil companies who co-operate with government price guidelines. Money for the plan will come out of revenue the province gets from natural resources taxes and royalties on petroleum. Mr. MacDonaid gave only the barest details of the new scheme, and wouldn't comment when asked for figures. He wouldn't say what amount of money the government has set aside, or by how much propane and heating oil prices could be expected to drop, or when the plan might go into effect. Disclosure came in amendments to a bill changing the year-old energy act which the attorney- general introduced in the legislature Monday afternoon. The amendments give two new broad powers to the government. authority to classify energy services and petroleum products and classes of consumers or users, to designate which shall get a subsidy, the amount and how it will be paid: power to order an oil company to deliver supplies ol a product at a set pnce, if it doesn't go along with the government's guidelines and refuses to sell at the set pnce. The power would replace Outside the legislature, Mr. MacDonaid said the subsidy- might be in the form of a direct payment to consumers, or as a discount on their fuel bills. He singled out propane and home heating oil as likely to receive the subsidy, but said it "wouldn't be good thinking economically or ecologically to put the grant on gasoline." Speaking to supporters in New Westminster, B.C., he said the program "is so out of touch with reality it is more than just dishonest It represented an attempt to mislead young Canadians into thinking "something is actually going to be done to make it possible for them to own a home or rent a reasonably-priced apart- ment." Mr. Lewis's criticism was aimed at Mr. Trudeau's an- nouncements last week that a re-elected Liberal government would provide grants to first-time home buyers, 95-percent mortgages for low-and middle-income persons buying their first homes and no tax on interest on savings of up to for downpayment on a first home. ADMIT FAILURE The NDP leader said all that can be said about the proposals "is that Trudeau has had to admit that six years of Liberal government have totally failed to meet the housing crisis." Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield's housing stand is even worse, Mr. Lewis said. The Conservatives were unable to come up with a policy "because there are far too many developers and mort- gage and financial directors associated with the Tory party." Like Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Stanfield spent Monday in Ot- tawa, away briefly from cam- paigning for the July 8 general election. However, his party's anti- inflation proposals continued to draw fire from political opponents, and a member of his own party suggested Mr. Stanfield may be partly to blame for misinterpretation of the policy. Alvin Hamilton, former Conservative agriculture minister and candidate again in Qu'Appelle-Moose Mountain, said in Estevan. Sask Mr. Stanfield has become entangled in trying to explain the temporary controls. BOXED IN "Stanfield has got himself into a bit of a he said, by trying to explain details of the proposed temporary income and price controls instead of "taking the offensive" by describing long-term policy. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette and Liberal cabinet ministers took potshots at the Conservative policy of a 90- day incomes and price freeze followed by controls for up to two years. Mr. Caouette said in Sher- brooke. Que.. his party would not support such a policy and. in the event the Conservatives form the next government, would put its support with the Liberals in opposing controls. The Conservative policy would lead to a black market, leaving only wages frozen In Calgary, Manpower Minister Robert Andras urged local Liberal candidates to keep Mr Stanfield on the hook "with his disastrous economic policies." Controls had not worked in Britain or in the United States and would be "absolutely disastrous" here Industry Minister Alastair Gillespie said in Barrie, Ont, the U.S. "is moving back- wards" because price and in- come controls did not work there. 74 file early-bird nomination THE CANADIAN PRESS A total of 74 candidates in the July 8 federal election Monday filed their papers as nominations closed in 21 remote ridings. Nominations closed at 2 p.m. local standard time in the ridings which stretch across the north of the country from Labrador to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Regular nominations in the other 243 ridings close Monday, June 17, but in the 21 scattered. distant constituencies an extra week had to be allowed for delivery of election material. Liberals, Progressive Con- servatives and the New Democratic Party had full slates in all the "early-filing ridings which cover 80 per cent of Canada but contain only seven per cent of the population and eligible vot- ers. Before nomination day. 62 had either been selected at party conventions or had made their electoral intentions known, but on the final day. an additional 12 got in under the wire. Communists may get CBC air time TORONTO (CP) Finlay Payne, head of the CBCs program policy, said Monday that for the first time the Communist Party of Canada probably will receive free national air time from the television network. Mr. Payne, also liaison officer with the federal parties, said he has been approached by the party for national time. "They promised they would have sufficient numbers of candidates to quality and we said if they qualified by June 17. we'd give them the time He said he is expecting a telephone call from the party before June 17. the final date for filing nomination papers, and said "if they qualify, we'll talk turkey." An organization must field 50 candidates to be designated as a party under Canadian electoral law. Language controversy flares into name-calling Energy Act. which deals with pnce controls and rollback powers and allows the government to actually take over operation of an oil company in event of non- delivery Section lour was never proclaimed into law wilh other sections of the act last year and its powers never used QUEBEC (CP) -Transport Minister Jean Marchand called Progressive Conservative candidate Ron Collister "a son of a bitch" Monday and accused him of "fanaticism and racism" for what he called attempts to use Quebec's controversial offi- cial language legislation against the Trudeau government in the federal election campaign. Speaking in English to reporters at a news conference. Mr Marchand said Mr Coliister a former reporter running for the Conservatives in York- Scarborough, is dishonest in trying to make English-speak- ing Canadians believe the Trudeau government is responsible or even in agreement with Quebec on Bill 22 "That's a big lie." Mr. Marchand said. The outburst occurred during a news conference al which Mr Marchand. Liberal candidate in Quebec- Langelier. presented the nine rif-w parly candidates running in eastern Quebec A reporter asked Mr Marchand to comment on the impact .of the Quebec language legislation on the federal election campaign- Mr. Marchand answered by- denouncing "fanatics and rac- ists like Ron Collistcr" whom, he said, were trying to whip up the emotions of those naturally opposed to Francophones by Irving to Jink !he federal Liberals with the language legislation. "If we were doing half of what he is doing there in To- ronto, even-body in Canada would accuse us of dividing the country." Mr Collistcr. reached at his office, denied ever using the language legislation as an issue in his election campaign. Mr. Marchand said the fed- eral Liberal party is just look- ing at the language debate in Quebec and will make its posi- tion known when Ihe bill reaches its final stages Federal politicians should "avoid being involved in this discussion." "Let's see what Quebec is going to achieve through dis- cussion and alter that we will see af we have to take a posi- tion "Ron Collistcr is a of a bilrh Candidates' calendar BESSIE ANNAND, NDP Tonight campaigning in Lethbndge Wednesday campaigning in Lethbridge all day SVEN ERICKSEN, Liberal Nothing scheduled. KEN HtRLBURT, PC Nothing scheduled VERN YOUNG, Social Credit Nothing scheduled ;