Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SUNNY HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 75 it -fa ft -fc VOL. LXIII No. 157 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 44 PAGES Vivht Multi-Billion Dollar Business JL Says Economy Strong Wilson said that the desperate Tories, unable to capture votes, were willing to do anything in one last election gamble. They would even provoke an unfound- ed devaluation scare hi the tope of winning votes1. Wilson maintained the economy is strong and that the country is still building up big surpluses in its foreign accounts. The Labor prime minister, who first came to power with a three seat edge in 1964, said little about social- ism but kept hammering at Tory party dissention and raised the possibility of an alliance of right wingers in the next Parliament. This would be an alliance between Powell and his supporters and Rev. Ian Paisley, the anti Catholic Ulster clergyman, seeking a seat in Parliament for the first time. The Tories at Westminster always relied on 12 Ulster seats for support. But the traditional Unionist party had two seats taken away from them1 by Berna- dette Devlin and Gerry Fill hi the last House. Now Paisley and his associate, Rev. William Beattie, have a party of their own. Protestant Unionists, and ara trying for national representation. Groups Aroiuid In addition to the three traditional tabor and are a number of indepen- dents and quaint advocates of a variety of local pro- grams. More than voters, including about 000 in the age group of 18 to 21, are eligible to cast ballots for tiie candidates who put up deposits (about Communists have 58 candidates. Here is the standing at dissolution: Labor 3-16, Tories 262, Liberal 13, Scottish Nationalist 1, Welsh Nationalist I, Independents 4, Speaker and two va- Creates By HAROLD MORRISON LONDON (CP) Britain's 1970 election fight ended on a note of desperation today with Conservative Lead- er Edward Heath raising the spectre of another cur- rency devaluation and Prime Minister Wilson con- demning "this unfounded scare." And from the north, Enoch Powell loosened another bolt of thunder, saying that the Tory hierarchy had made hire an "outcast" with no hops of office if the Tories should win Thursday. His comrades had turned their backs on him, but nevertheless he still pleaded with the electorate to vote Conservative. Thus the curtain was lowered on a three week campaign in which issues tended to play second fiddle to personalities and in which an unusually long period of hot sun and the diversions of World Cup soccer matches in Mexico tended to divert Hie voters' minds from the basic challenge of free enterprise versus socialism. From the beginning it was an uphill struggle for Heath, who was besieged by a flood of pulse takers all saying he would be soundly beaten in Thursday's ballot. Towards the end of the tide seemed to move a bit towards the Tory leader but The Times today added to his grief with its Marplan poll giving Wilson an 8.7 per cent margin. This swing, if matched by the vote, would give Labor a majority of about 150 seats in the 630 seat House of Commons, sharply higher than the 97 margin captured by Wilson in 1966 and more than double the 65 margin at dissolution May 29. Gives Lower Margin In contrast, the Harris poll published in The Daily Express today gave Labor a margin of only two per cent, down from seven per cent a week ago. It was anybody's guess how close the polk would be to the actual results', but they have been generally swinging Wilson's way. Heath, fighting his second campaign against Wil- son, continued to say that Tories will win, despite the obvious dissention in his party ranks and the sluggish response to his policies and pledges. He at times spoke of voter "complacency" and sought to stir Britons from accepting a "little England" life. But though he painted pictures of how a Tory government would reduce taxation and curb govern- ment spending, making Britons more self reliant and energetic, the Wilson concept of security and welfare, linked with prosperity, seemed to capture wider accept- ance. Toward die end, Heath stepped up charges that Wilson was disguising the true state of the economy. A wage explosion would lead to uncontrollable inflation, followed by a new economic squeeze. He seized on new trade figures published for May which showed a deficit for the second month. At his daily news confer- ence Tuesday, Heath issued a statement warning of tile probability of another devaluation of the pound. MASSIVE MACHINES FOR MASSIVE PROJECT The Kaiser Resources ltd. strip mining project requires equipment larger than any ever before used in Canada. The big truclts in the background, worth each will carry 200 tons of coal or rock. In the fore- ground is a standard five-ton truck; in the background on the right is a Greyhound bus- both are dwarfed by the Kaiser trucks, which are about 24 feet wide and 18 feet high. See other stories and pictures on pages 18 and 32. Federal Minimum Wage Hike Receives Approval By JTAI WILSON Herald Staff Writer The black gold of tlie Crowsnest Pass and as of this year a burgeoning multi-billion dollar industry. Official opening ceremonies Tuesday at the ?85 million Kai- ser Resources Ltd. mine and plant atop Harmer Ridge near Sparu-ood, B.C., 120 miles west of Lethbridge, set into motion an operation that will continue to inject millions of dollars into the economy of a once-poor area. Condemn Ceiling On Wage Hikes C3 OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Labor Congress met Tues- day willi inflation-fighter John Young, but the two-hour encoun- ter led only to a bitter labor condemnation of the govern- ment's proposed six-per-cent ceiling on annual wage in- creases. Donald MacDonald, the CLC president, told a followup news conference that the meeting with the chairman of the federal prices and incomes commission substantiated labor's conviction that the commission proposed ceiling is unsoundly based, ine- quitable and totally unworkable. Going further, Mr. Mac- Donald labelled the commission a "servile agency of the govern- ment" which had "lost all credi- bility." Mr. Young had no comment on the meeting, but a source said he was disappointed at the way it went. OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons passed and sent to the Se- nate Tuesday a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to an hour from after defeat- ing an NDP attempt to raise it to Labo.r Minister Bryce Macka- sey repeated earlier statements that the measure is temporary, pending far-ranging changes in Hie Canada Labor Standards Code next fall. He said the figure was based on combined indexes of the cost-of-living and productiv- ity trends. A higher minimum might have forced industries in de- pressed areas to automate pre- maturely and create greater un- employment, the minister said. The federal minimum wage applies to businesses operating Rotating Postal Strike Hits City There was no mail delivery In Lethbridge today. The slow rotation of postal strikes has finally hit Leth- bridge. As of this mor- ning, socket lines began form- ing outside the Lethbridge main post office and will con- tinue ramd the clock picket- ing for 24 hours. FOLLOW PATTERN Bob Brown, union spokesman, says the strike will follow the pattern of others held earlier this past month in cities and towns throughout Canada. "The Council of Postal Unions, which represents city letter carriers and inside work- ers will support union demands in a general walkout which lasts 24 Mr. Brown said. "However, we will be back -on the job at Thursday mor- ning, provided further break- down in negotiations does not take place." Other Alberta centres affect- ed by today's walkout are Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Red Deer and Medicine Hat. Postal workers in rural areas remain, ed on the job. The only major Alberta com- munity to be unaffected by the strike is Calgary, where postal workers went on strike for 24 hours last month. OFFER SUPPORT In Ottawa the Canadian La- bor Congress made a formal offer of support Tuesday to in more than one province. David Orlikow peg supporting a minimum, told Mr. Mackasey lie should be ashamed of him- self for proposing "this misera- ble increase." RAPS BANKS Stanley Knowles, nipeg North sponsor of the amendment, said it is "downright immoral" for chart- ered banks whose profits run into millions of dollars to pay employees below the new mini- mum. The NDP amendment was de- feated 148 to 33. The bill passed on a voice vote. The House then moved into committee of the whole to start clause-by-clause study of tlie 355-page government bill to make major changes in the Canada Elections Act. The elections bill includes provisions to lower the mini- mum voting age in federal elec- tions to 18 from 21, provide proxy '.'oting for electors away from home and extend the vote to public servants working abroad. The Commons defeated two Israeli Commandos Raid By THE CANADIAN PRESS Israeli commandos Tuesday night made their first raid into Syria in three months and their deepest since the 1967 Middle East war. A military spokesman In Tel Aviv said the raiders penetrated 70 miles into the neighboring country, striking a bridge 40 miles south of Damascus and shelling an army base 49 miles northeast of the capital. An Israeli spokesman said the raids were in retaliation for "43 acts of aggression" by Syrian troops and Arab guerrillas in the last month. He said three Is- r a e 1 i s wei'e killed and 15 wounded in recent Syrian at- tacks. government. The CLC will ask its affili- ates, r e p r e senting workers, to raise money for the postal workers, and at the same time provide technical staff and continuing consulta- tion through a four-man sub- committee. What it means, said William Hcule, president of the Cana- dian Union of Postal Workers, is that the rotating postal strike will continue indefinitely or until the government- is pre- pared to break with a policy limiting wage increases in the public service to six per cent. CLC President Donald Mac- Donald announced the planned assistance at a news conference fllowing an hour-long meeting with Mi-. Hotile and Roger Dc- carie, president of the Letter Carriers Union of Canada. officers out of the cabinet. PAY BOOST VANCOUVER (CP) The municipal council in suburban Burnaby has given the mayor a salary boost, bringing tile annual stipend for the office to Kaiser holds contracts with Japanese steel industries call- ing for at least 75 million tons of coal to be shipped during the next 15 years, with a total value exceeding SI billion. Kaiser's development during the past two years has been a springboard for other giant Jap- anese contracts for Crowsnest coal, including a Cominco agreement to supply 30 million tons over 15 years starting in 1972, from the Fording River area about 40 miles north of Spanvood. The Fording contract is worth million, and Kaiser ani' Cominco officials expect the, Japanese steel industry's con- tracts to be extended indefinite- ly. It is likely that by 1972 Can- ada will be supplying 30 per cent of the Japanese demand for coking coal, worth upwards of million a year. Most of the coal w'ould come from south- eastern B.C. More than 500 Kaiser direc- tors and shareholders, and Jap- anese steel industry officials at- tended Tuesday's ceremonies, which followed Monday's dedi- cation of the Roberts Bank deep water superport near Vancouv- er. The port will handle all coal shipments to Japan. Guests included Jack L. Ash- by, chairman of the board of Kaiser Resources; G. E. Bals- ley, vice-president and general manager of Kaiser; Ian B. Sin- clair, president and chief execu- tive officer of Canadian Pacific Railways, who transport the Kaiser coal; II. Makita, vice- president of Nippon Kokan K. K., Tokyo; and C. Fujino, pres- ident of Mitsubishi Shoji Kai- sha, Tokyo. Government officials Included Frank X. Richter, B.C.'s minis- ter of mines and petroleum re- sources; Leo Nimsick, B.C. MLA for Kootenay constituen- cy; W. Douglas Stewart, federal MP for Okanagan-Kootenay; and Arthur Laing, Canada's federal minister of public works. Mr. Sinclair said there was enough coal in the area "to last forever, and Kaiser will ably be here forever." (The Crowsnest formation contains more than 1.5 billion tons of coal.) Mr. Richter termed the Kai- ser opening "one of the most important events in the mining history of and added that it marked the emergence of a new and vital coal industry in western Canada. Mr..Ashby promised the Kai- ser Resources development would be the largest "and will continue to be the best and the cleanest in the world." He reaffirmed the company's pledge to avoid all pollution and to reclaim the strip mined areas, returning them to their natural green and vegetated conditions. The Kaiser development was declared officially open when Mr. Asliby unveiled a commem- orative plaque and dignitaries fired special flares, signalling the CPR trains in the Elk River valley about feet be- low to start moving. DR. MORTON SHULMAN .Matia contract issued TORONTO (CP) member of the Ontario legislature left the house with a police body- guard "Tuesday night after say- ing his investigations into al- leged Mafia influence in the province had resulted in a threat on his life. Dr. Morton Shuhnan Toronto High Park) said he had been informed by police that the Mafia, or Cosa Nostfa, "had given a contract for my death." As a result, he was dropping his investigations which he said now had become the responsibil- ity of the legislature. He indicated the threat was a result of his statement to a leg- islature committee June 4 of an alleged connection between sus- pected Canadian Mafiosi, a prominent Ontario businessman with a criminal record and sen- ior officers of the provincial po- lice. He also disclosed that a libel suit had been lodged against him as a result of a letter he wrote to Attorney-General Ar- thur Wishart last fall asking for investigation of two prominent Toronto men concerning "possi- ble infiltration of suspect money into legitimate Ontario busi- nesses." Replying to Dr. Shulman's de- mands for a full inquiry into these matters, Mr. Wishart said he would make a full statement to the house in due course on the results of continuing investi- gations. Existence of a death threat against Dr. Shuiman was con- firmed by Mr. Wishart and by Bernard Simmons, deputy chief of the Metropolitan Toronto po- lice. Both officials said police be- came aware of the threat, in the form of a rumor, as the deputy chief put it. However, they added, there was no proof of a Mafia connection. New Code Of Ethics Adopted 'Try offering 10% plus any old letters'they wank to Dief Ends Visit To Far East TOKYO (Reuters) John G. Diefenbaker, former Canadian prime minister, left here for home today at the end of his five-day unofficial visit, during which he made a two-day inspection of Expo '70 in Osaka. Earlier today, he had lunch with Herbert.0. Moran, Cana- dian ambassador to Japan, By KEN KELLY Canadian Press Science Writer WINNIPEG (CP) Organ- ized medicine in Canada gave Hippocrates his first full rewrite job in about years Tues- day, adopting an entirely new code of ethics. The ancient Greek whose Uip- pocratic oath bound doctors for centuries would never recognize some of his ethical principles in tlie Canadian Medical Associa- tion's new code. For example, tlio guiding principles for the first time make no mention of abortion, frowned on in varying degroos in.all medical codes of ethics since Hippocrates himself warned doctors against the practice. "Now it is recognized as the treatment of said Dr. Robert J. M. Galloway, the To- ronto surgeon who boshed the tfireo-year, rewrite which te colleagues endorsed in as many hours. The aim, he told a news con- ference, was to make ethics rel- evant to medicine today. In effect, dropping mention of abortion gives doctors an ethi- cal guide that conforms to tlie law. Since last year, the Criminal Code has allowed therapeutic abortion when life or health of the women was in danger. The old ethical code sanctioned it only where her hie was in dan- ger. Dr. Galloway said he sees the possibility that liio law uill T'Oine catch up with the now code, and make no reference to abortion by qualified "But I don't think we are pre- pared for that he said. Also out of the new ethical code was any reference to steri- lization, which since an amend- ment in 1963 was limited to medical reasons, The associa- tion endorsed sterilization Mon- day for men or women virtually on demand. Organ transplants, anoliier mailer far removed from the medicine of Hippocrates's day as well as the patchwork revi- sions in his code since, finds a place in the new code. It sanctions action by doctors to sustain bodily life after brain death has occurred if parts of the body might IM used to pro- long or improve the health of another person. At tlie seme time, the new c.ndc's section on responsibilities to patients says the ethical doc- tor will allow df-afh to occur with dignity anri comfort when death of'the body appears inevi- table. He may also support life "when clinical death of the mind" has occurred but need not do so by unusual or heroic means. Four Killed In Collapse Oi Building BUENOS AIRES (AP) -A 15-storey apartment building or- dered evacuated four months ago because of deep structural cracks collapsed Tuesday night, killing four squatters living there. Police said another six per- sons were taken to hospital with injuries. Neighbors said at least six families from slum districts had moved into the building after it was ordered cleared. The build- ing's caretaker, hearing noises which indicated the imminent collapse of the building, warned (he squatters, but seme refused to leave. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN JJRAXDING DAYS boosrer Don Green of the Claresholm Chamber of Com- merce, saying the branding this Saturday will be authen- tic IftfO "so will the sunMiino" .lolin O'llara finding out the hard ho was on cutting horse (no folrl as h? hsirly stayed on Ixi-rd m n ''suddr-n, unexprdrrl and sharp" turn iictly Gnl being presented with a largo "handle with c.irc" badgo after being off the job for a week because of illness.