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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta O Vi t 1'-----.....------' CLOUDY HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 70 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 15, 1970 fBICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES MEETS HIPPIES Prime Minister Trudeau lalks with hippies who suddenly came around bend in narrow trail on west coast of Vancouver island Sunday. They asked him when marijuana would be legalized and the PM replied they did- n't need pot with beautiful scenery to get high on. By PHIL ADLER TOFINO, B.C. (CP) Prune Minister Trurieau spent Sunday afternoon surfing in the cold Pacific Ocean and hiking along a heavily forested coast trail once walked by shipwrecked sailors. He flew here from Ottawa in a government ]si and switched to an armed forces helicopter for a three- stop tour of Long Bcacli on the west coast of Van- couver Island, Canada's newest national park. The prime minister flew back to Vancouver for the night. Today he joins Premier W. A. C. Bennett in the official opening of Roberts Bank deepsea port, 15 miles south of Vancouver. Mr. Trudeau, a wet suit over his blue swim trunks, tested the boiling surf for about half an nour despite, the 47-degree temperature of the water. He was joined by four other surfers but only one managed a stand-up ride. The prime minister rode his board on his belly most of the time. His feet were still in the water when he was ap- proached by 25-year-old Mary Etta Hatler of Tofino who asked him to speak up on the birth control issue. Carrying her one-year-old child, Mrs. Halter gave the prime minister a brochure prepared by Zero Popu- lation Growth, an organization promoting birth control. Earlier he was presented with a red rose and a 16-Inch glass float swept onto the beach about 15 years ago from a Japanese fishing boat. Several hundred persons were at the two beach stops made by the 50-year-old prime minister but he- was confronted by three hippies during the hike along "Lifesaving a two-foot-wide trail winch once bad every eight miles for the use of sailors who made it to shore from the more than 900 ship- urecfcs recorded for the area. What do hippies say when they nreet the prime minister unexpectedly on a lonely trail in the middle of nowhere? "When are you going to legalize one of the bearded youths. Mr. Trudeau replied with his own you mean you need grass to get high in tins magnificent The two fellows, a girl and their dog disappeared In the thick forest. Long Beach became a national park in April. The B.C. government, working with the federal govern- ment', hopes official dedication will take place in 1971, the centenary of B.C.'s entry into confederation. Tire park, when fully developed, will run Tor 65 miles along the west coast of Vancouver Island. Nu- cleus will be long Beach with 12 miles of sand and surf between Tofino and Ucluelet. The beach is hall a mile wide at low tide. In Vancouver the prime minister maintained "pub- lic morality" is not ready for completely liberalized abortion laws in a discussion with the Vancouver Women's Liberation Group Sunday night. In a reasonably orderly discussion with about 60 members of the group, Mr. Trudeau said current laws allow doctors to perform abortions if they wish, but added that the liberalization proposed by the group would force them to do so. possibly against their will. Asked if he would introduce more liberal abortion legislation if the opposition agreed to it, he answered that he would. The women questioned Mr. Trudeau about the ap- plication of abortion laws which currently apply in Sweden and "It is your job lo change public lie said. "The public is not ready for this.'' Mr. Trudcmi gave no answer to charges that he evaded Hie "women's Caravan." an abortion repre- sentation which arrived in Ottawa while IK was on his recent South Pacific tour. The women opened tlie meeting with a reading of a brief prepared for the caravan containing a three- point program which iiidudcd free abortions, medical carp, free hirlli control and community clinics run by women. The women then opened a question period which was much more orderly Uwn the meeting at Van- couver International Airjwrt two weeks ago. There was r.o abusive language, and in most cases the prime minister had some opportunity to reply (o their ques- tions. Before leaving, they told the prime minister they would continue to press their demands inilitanlly, and would not cease if he did not introduce their proposals Parliament, Synagogue Damaged By Vandals MUNICH (Reuters) Van- dals damaged religious objects and desecrated the Torah in a West German synagogue Sun- day night. The vandals forced open the holy ark and threw the three- fcot-high Torah rolls to the floor. Other religious items, in- cluding two silver crowns, were thrown around the synagogue. Some were smashed. Caretaker' Schicr Klcinberg said the only thing missing from the synagogue was an embossed silver pointer used for reading from the Torah. Feud ection Dief Raps Canada's Pavilion OSAKA (CP) Former prime minister John Diefenba- ker said Monday Canada's pa- vilion, among the five most pop- ular at Expo '70, does not truly represent the country. "It shows Canada more or less he said in an interview. "It doesn't catch the great- ness of the nation. What is shown are the physical features, northern scenes, an over-em- phasis on the winters of Canada and the'scow." He said he would like lo see something to show the "vast ex- pansion taking place economi- cally." He said there's nothing to demonstrate the "vast changes that have taken place even since the period since 1967." "Except in a general way, our early history is passed the d. ftna of the development, the iiiUilosaiJco, the explorers, adventurers, the builders, the pioneers, were not apparent to the degree 1 thought they should be to show the past.. And with the past, of course, the tabulae developments that have taken place in Canada since the Sec- ond World War." His two days at Expo '70, vis- iting the Canada, Quebec, On- tario and British Columbia pa- vilions, ended his 12-day lour of the Far East to gather material for his opposition to Canadian recognition of China. LONDON (AP) With politi- cal commentators and public opinion polls generally predict- ing victory for the Labor gov- ernment in Britain's general election next Thursday, press and politicians are paying more attention to thi struggle within the Conservative party between its leader, Edward Heath, and right-winger Enoch Powell. Powell, the most outspoken opponent of racial integration in British politics, has consistently attacked Heath's leadership ot the party, an attack widely in- terpreted as a thinly-veiled bid to replace the party "leader. "I'll see to that." "He'll never make Heath told friends during the weekend. OTTAWA (CP) Although the consumer price index de- clined last month on a national computation, consumer prices- rose in five major cities includ- ing Halifax and Vancouver, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported today. The national index, based on 1961 prices equalling 100, de- clined one-tenth of a point to 129.6 in May from 129.7 in April. In May last year it was 124.9. Computed on a regional city basis, the index declined in St. John's, Nfld., Montreal and Ot- tawa, and was unchanged in To- ronto, Edmonton and Vancou- ver. But it rose seven-tenths of a point to 125.2 from. 124.5 in Hali- fax, and three-tenths of a point ronto, Edmonton and Calgary. An increase of two tenths of a point was recorded in Winnipeg, to 127.3 from 127.1. Increases of one-tenth of a paint were recorded in Saint John, N.B., to 123.6 from 125.5, and in Saskatoon and Regina, to 122.2 from 122.1. As in the national index, food prices were generally lower in most cities in May, but rent and other housing costs were higher. Times Hikes Price Of Neivspaper LONDON (CP) The Times went up by one penny to nine pence today as management sought ways of offsetting some of the heavy production costs. Even so. the Thomson Organi- sation anticipates that the news- paper, which has been running a financial deficit for some years, will lose another or so this year. Conservatives Gain On Brandt From AP. Reuters BONN (CP) Chancellor Willy Brandt's conservative op- position made significant gains in three West German state as- sembly elections Sunday, but Brandt's foreign minister said the results will not affect na- tional policies. In his first electoral test since becoming post-war West Ger- many's first .socialist chancellor eight months ago, Brandt failed to get a strong endorsement of his efforts to improve relations with the Soviet bloc. Former chancellor Kurt George Kiesingcr, leader1 of the opposition Christian Democrats, said that Brandt was about lo sell out vital West German in- terests in order to achieve non- aggression pacts with Ihc Soviet Union and Poland. The biggest loser WM thn small Free Democratic party, Brandt's cnicial coalition part- ner in the Bundestag, or na- tional parliament. The Free Democrats were ousted from two of the state assemblies and just scraped into the third. Foreign Minister Walter Scheel, the Free Democrats' leader1, said on television that the election results "will have no consequences on federal poli- cies." But his deputy party leader. Interior Minister Hans- Dietrich Gcnscher, said the par- ty's ultimate survival is scri- ous'y threatened. Brandt's coalition government has only a 12-seat majority in the Bundestag and could not survive without the Free Demo- crats' 30 seats. The small par- ty's is sure to increase p r c s s u r e from conservative members of the party to aban- don the alliance with Brandt The outcome may depend on ths size of the Conservative de- feat. A Labor landslide could strengthen Powell's position and generate pressure for the party to move to the right. POLLS FAVOR LABOR Most opinion polls indicate a Labor majority of up to 100 seats in the 630-seat House of Commons. Only one, a Gallup Poll in The Sunday Telegraph, showed Conservative improve- ment last week, and it predicted a likely Labor majority of 35 seats. At dissolution, party standings in the House Labor 343, Conservatives 263, Liberal Republican Labor 1, Welsh Nationalist 1, Scottish Nationalist 1, Independent Unity 1, independents 2, vacant 2, Speaker and Deputy Speakers 3. Heath was the party leader when the Conservatives lost to Labor .in 1956; if he loses again by a big margin, there is almost certain to be grass-roots pres- sure for a' new party leader. Whether Powell can hope to succeed Heath is less certain. One of his chief backers said during the weekend that Powell could expect only a handful of votes if the leadership is de- cided by vote of the Conserva- tive members of Commons, the usual procedure. But pressure from right-wingers in the party rank and file could make the leadership question an issue at the annual, party convention in October. ISSUES HAVE APPEAL Powell has a strong apeal on two national issues that cut across party immigration and joining the Eu- ropean Common Market. He wants to send back the non- white immigrants already here and bar any more from coming. He is the "only major political figure who flatly opposes British membership in the Common Market. Powell's appearance at a Bir- mingham rally Sunday night touched off one of the wildest scenes in the national election campaign. He predicted at the rally that the race issue will play a major part in the voting. Stench bombs and tomatoes were hurled at Powell and a girl shouted pig." Ten demonstrators were forcibly re- moved from the hall. Election Deal Alleged By PM Wilson LONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister Wilson and Conservative Leader Edward Heath traded political blows today over an al- legation that Conservative sup- porters in Northern Ireland have made a general election deal with followers of Rev. Ian P a i s I e y. spellbinding clergy man-politician. Wilson at a news conference called on Heath cither to deny the existence of a pact or to rc: pudiaf.e it if one exists between Conservative-supporting Ulster Unionists and the "Protestant Unionists" known as Paisle- yites. The prime minister demanded that Heath state that no Paisle- yite MP and m Unionist elected June 18 with Paisleyite support would be acept.cd as a member of the Conservative party in the Commons1. EDWARD HEATH leattt'rsliip attacked ENOCH POWELL the attacker Postal Walkouts OTTAWA (CP) Postal workers were called off the job at 70 offices in Quebec Monday in a move by the Council of Postal Unions to follow up the 2J-hour strike that hit Montreal area post offices last Friday. Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres, Shsrbrooke and Sorel were the main centres affected by the walkout of some workers. A post office spokesman said that in some cases pickets out- side the offices were barring the entry of supervisory personnel and police had been asked to stand by. Despite continuation of the ro- tating postal strikes, which have disrupted service for almost three weeks, union negotiators met with representatives of the federal treasury board in the morning to resume bargaining. The first item on the agenda for the day was thought to be discussion of the issue of statu- tory holidays, apparently a minor distraction from the main unresolved questions of wages and job security. VANCOUVER (CP) off-again, oil-again west coast towboat dispute was off again Sunday night after federal mediator Den Tysca quickly resolved tiie touchy question of manning which threatened to force continuation of the five- week-old strike. The hitch developed only hours after a new three year contract was formally signed by representatives of the Cana- dian Merchant Service Guild and the British Columbia Tow- boat Owners' Association. Guild members had refused to operate smaller shift tugs, claiming the new pact and reg- ulations worked out by the de- partment of transport called for additional crewmen. Following a three hour meeting, Uie guild agreed to man the vessels under the terms of the old agreement in exchange for an immediate transport department investi- gation of trouble spots in the industry. Mr. Tysoe said the will submit any problems lo the department which will put its entire staff to work on them to bring down rulings on how the new manning procedures are to be interpreted. He said this solution will per- mit the towboat fleet to re- sume operations immediately. PIINOM PENH (AP) -Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops beat back three attacks today by Cambodian and South Vietnamese forces trying to re- gain control of Kompong Speu and Cambodia's most vital over- land supply route. Associated Press correspond- ent John T. Wheeler, reporting from outside Kompong Speu, said North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops held on to the pro- vincial capital despite over- whelming odds. Earlier in the day both South Vietnamese and Cambodian spokesmen said the city, about 30 miles southwest of Phnom Penh, had been recaptured. But later reports from the scene said a Cambodian army patrol had tried to make the first penetration of the city and was stopped by a curtain of fire from Viet Cong and North Viet- namese troops. Cambodian officials reported early today that the city, seized Saturday by an estimated North 'Vietnamese and Viet Cong, hr.d fallen to counterat- tacking forces. But they could not say when this was supposed to have happened. Tha South Vietnamese ar- mored force of men was making the deepest penctrstion yet reported by a combined forces military group into Cam- bodia in efforts to save Kom- pong Speu. Space Endurance Record Is Set ByRedCosmonauts MOSCOW (Reuters) Two Soviet cosmonauts unofficially set a space endurance record 'Legalize marijuana., hid Are you... today, staying aloft longer than any other men. Col. Andrian Nikolayev and Vitali Sevastyanov passed the record set in 1965 by Gemini 7 spacemen Frank Borrrian and James Lovell at a.m. EDT up more than 13 days, 18 hours and 35 there was no official confirma- tion from Russian space scien- tists. Col. Nikolayev, Soyuz mission commander, told doctors Sun- day that he and Sevastyanov were tired but still coping with complex scientific research ex- periments. Soyux 9 was launched the night of June 1. Since the launch, Soyuz 9 cov- ered more Ulan miles in more than 220 orbits. Nikolayev regained a record which he lost to the Americans. He set an endurance mark in 1S62, making 64 orbits in Vostck 3. Government Wage Restraint wins Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN "Mrl Middlrfmi 1 spending his iimc wbilr nn (.lie Oldman Kiver Sunday, leaning over the side of the cancc rather green faced Brv Only bcinn confined to "the bar" in Watcrton over the due to the rain Nola, Send, and Sanderson picking their fa- vorile. steer in the pasture mid thru betting randies as to wliich one would [.be ham first in A "sicer-Jt- yourself" race. By TUK CANADIAN PRESS Federal attempts to promote a annual wage, guideline in (.he fight against in- flation continued to a beat- ing svcr the weekend. Contract settlements g a ve I' 1.150 British Columbia towboal Ji officers an increase of 28.2 per cen', over three con- siriit'linn workers in Toronto yol, a 20-per-rcn! increase for 1970; 130 salt miners at. Code-rich, Ont.., settled for an increase cs- timaicd at 33 per cent over three years by their union lead- ers. About 300 delegates to an Ot- tawa convention of the Ontario division of the Canadian Union of Public Mmployees held a brief demonstration the guidelines on Parliament Mill Saturday. The convention later beard Stephen Lewis, New Democratic Pariy member of the Ontario legislature, describe the guide- lines as "savage political cyni- cism1' in a battle from wluch labor cannot retreat. rilOKITS TO BLAME TOO In Montreal. Quebec Premier Mobcrt Bourassa said in a radio inten'iew Saturday he would collaborate willi Ottawa lo curb inflation, but that profits and professional fees are ns much a part of the problem as are wages. His words echoed statements last week by government offi- cials in .British Columbia, On- tario aixl Manitoba, all of wlwm said wage restraints should be coupled with limits on profits. John Young, chairman of Ilic federal prices and incomes commission which first pro- posed the guidelines on Juno s, rogress took a swing at organized lalwr in a television interview Sun- day. He said the commission hsd been working last summer to- ward voluntary by both labor and business, but that organized labor's rejection of the plan had been "a severe setback to achieving an across- tlie-board arrangement." Mr. Young the six-per- cent guideline should be lowered within a n sl.Memrn! wliieli tallied Prime Minis- tor TnKicau's prediction in ?.n interview Friday. The commission chairman gave no indication of rolrcat on the guideline, while Jlr. Tni- de.111 said it ir.ust be mnintained as an anti-inflation weapon oven if a public service, such ss the past office, is damaged in the process, ;