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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbridge Herald VOL. LXVII 159 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1974 10 Cents 52 Pages Army probes 'leak' OTTAWA (CP> The de- fence department is in- vestigating the leak of a classified Canadian Armed Forces document to the Montreal newspaper Le Jour. The French-language daily said today the document in- dicates that servicemen sup- porting separatism may be de- moted or transferred even though they have the right to support separatist parties seeking change through con- stitutional means. "It is obvious the newspaper Le Jour is in possession of a classified document which is the property of the depart- ment of national said a department spokesman. "It was given a security classification because it described procedures for reporting on security matters which we do not make the spokesman said. The document, dated May 17 and issued to forces com- manders, outlines investigative procedures to be followed in cases of ser- vicemen thought to be separatists. The department spokesman said the document states policy "with regard to those in the department whose loyalty to Canada was in doubt." He said it established proce- dures "for resolution of such doubt and it states the policy with regard to those who advocate separation through constitutional means." The document was issued after the July 8 federal elec- tion was called because it was considered appropriate to re- mind commanders of the procedure to be followed should a serviceman engage in political activity "beyond his right.1' he said. It was intended, the spokes- man said "to minimize the risk of national security" pos- ed by servicemen and defence department employees whose "loyalty to Canada was in doubt." It sets out the extent of per- missible political activity for servicemen including the right to contribute financially to legally-constituted parties and attend public rallies. But members of the military cannot support par- ties that seek change through violence or that espouse Com- munist or fascist ideologies. Rubble Building experts, police investigators and repairmen are sorting through and clearing the rub- ble left by the bomb blast which badly damaged two floors of an annex to historic Westminster Hall at the Parliament buildings. Seen and heard About town Ken Riley wondering if he and his friends had someone looking after them when every country road but the one they travelled was soaked--by rain during a weekend jaunt coulee climber Mark Hummel, 11. planning to tell his grandchildren about climbing in the mountains. Hog producers 'facing ruin' EDMONTON (CP) The continued closure of meat packing plants in Alberta will mean financial ruin for many livestock producers and im- mediate government interven- tion is needed, the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board warned Tuesday. The board asked the Cana- dian Food and Allied Workers Union and the firms involved Swift Canadian Ltd., Canada Packers Ltd. and Burns Foods Ltd. to end their labor dispute and return to normal operations im- mediately. More than 60.00 market hogs on Alberta farms are backed up and each day's delay in reopening the plants adds another 4.900 hogs to the backlog, said Dick Page, board chairman, in a prepared statement. Having the major packing plants closed means extra feed costs and over-weight market discounts for the producer, he said. Between 55 and 60 per cent of the province's hogs are staying unsold en the farm, he said. While the three big packers are out of commission, smaller independent packers arc struggling to take up the slack, in some cases using workers who are currently out of work because of the labor dispute. The three packers locked out their employees after fail- ing to come to an agreement with the union on a new contract. The lockout went ahead June 5 despite the union withdrawing its strike notice, because, the packers said, the threat of a strike remained until the union membership ratified a new contract. So far offers have been rejected by the union. "We have hired locked-out meat packers because we were short of employees already." said Ron Pearson, general manager of Gainer's Ltd.. In Lethbridge an industry- spokesman said 25 locked-out employee? were working at the New Lakeside Packers Ltd. plant in Brooks, and several workers had been given jobs at XL Feeders in Calgary. (See other story Page Language BILL GROENEN photo Irrigation break Jim Hudson, about to make a dive farm-style and Chris Robertson, perhaps the object of the dive, enjoy a dip to cool off in an irrigation canal one-half mile southeast of Lethbridge on the Coutts highway. These fellows and hundreds like them will have until September to enjoy such swims. The weatherman is predicting sunny skies Thursday with temperatures near 90. Overnight lows will be 55 to 60. Inside Classified........28-31 Comics............26 Comment...........4 District............15 Family..........33-35 Local News......13.14 Markets...........18 Sports...........21-23 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT 60; HIGH THURS. 90; SUNNY, HOT. "We've put a bomb in a nursery somewhere in London. Don't say you weren't warned' may emerge as campaign issue, after all Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Tough new bilingualism controls have been issued by the federal government and were made public here Tuesday stirring up speculation that the bilingualism issue, simmering under the surface, may emerge as a major issue in the election campaign. It was disclosed that com- mencing immediately, appli- cants for bilingual govern- ment positions must have satisfactorily passed language-knowledge ex- aminations within the past 12 months. If the required "norm" was achieved in tests more than one year before the competition, a government employee seeking advance- ment must write the examina- tion again. This new rule is bound to stir up antagonism to the bilingualism policy afresh in constituencies where there is a heavy population of civil ser- vants and their families. Failure of the examination would result in another lan- guage training stint if the can- didates other qualifications menled his appointment Hirohito 'should have been executed9 TOKYO (AP) Japanese democracy might be working better today if Emperor Hirohito had abdicated or been executed after the Se- cond World War, says one of Japan's best-known political and literary figures. Writing m the magazine Jiyu. Shintaro Ishihara deplores what he calls the rootlessncss of Japanese society and asserts that one reason for it as the failure to establish the emperor's responsibility for the war The United States refused to try Hirohito along with other Japanese wartime leaders, reasoning tiiat the emperor was a stabilizing and unifying factor in the country Ishihara concedes that the move "certainly stabilized postwar Japanese society." But he argues that the emperor "lost the place he oc- cupied in the Japanese people's hearts" by leaving imperial responsibility un- questioned. "By having the emperor lake his responsibility for the war. i do not mean having him executed by unilateral trial." Ishihara wrote. "But if they had the emperor testify in court and had executed him. as they ex- ecuted many Japanese war criminals by hanging, the Jap- anese would not have swallow- ed democracy, which was given them all of a sudden, but would have digested it. taking much time and resisting, and might have completed a better or perfect digestion." Ishihara said that as an alternative to execution, tiie emperor should have ab- dicated in favor of Crown Prince Akihito when the 1947 constitution was proclaimed or the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty was signed Jshihara said this would have given Japan a stronger sense of solidarity and strengthened the imperial system At 41, Ishihara continues to pelt the establishment with the same vehemence that brought him overnight fame in 1956 as s novelist Then a un- iversity student, he wrote Taiyo-No-Kisetsu-Season in the Sun a story of youthful rebellion against the older generation It outraged many but won him an immense Canada softens DES thinking Compiled from Herald News Services OTTAWA In the first glimmer of hope for beef- eaters since April, Canada is thinking of modifying its once- rigid certification requirements for allowing DES-free U.S. cattle to enter Canada once again. Deputy Agriculture Minister Sid Williams admitted Tuesday that Canada may no longer require that the U.S. use only U.S. agriculture department fulltime employees and that they visit every individual beef farms to see whether the growth hormones diethylstil- bestrol (DES) is being used, before DES free cattle could be certified and shipped into Canada. In a proposed new Canadian position, similar in many ways to a recent U.S. proposal. Canada would now be willing to accept a certification program involving U.S. cattlemen, "accredited" veterinarians and USDA full-time inspectors, Mr. Williams revealed. Meanwhile Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan has "categorically denied" that any agreement between Canada and the United States has been reached in the festering DES trade squabble. In a statement released by his department. Mr Whelan said the U.S. government would have to "come up with the kind of program that we offered them" before normal cattle imports would resume. His comments follow statements by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz that a solution to the cattle-and-beef trade problem was "about a week away." The two countries were "almost at the point of agreement." Mr. Whelan said the government's position remains unchanged. U.S. cattle will not be permitted to enter Canada without being certified by U.S. authorities that they are free of any DES. Mr. Butz said the U.S. government continued to find it impractical to "send a licensed veterinarian onto every farm" to check for DES treatments, but that some practical method under which Canada would "take the word of our feeders" will be worked out. The issue is particularly- important to U.S. cattlemen, who are searching for markets to shore up sagging beef prices domestically. While refusing to specify the roles in the new Canadian proposal for a "three-level" certification scheme. Mr. Williams did reveal that Canada would not require the USDA inspectors to visit individual farms "every- day" in other words, that Canada would be willing to accept the word of private government- accredited veterinarians and cattlemen that DES wasn't used between visits of federal inspectors. The Canadian government received an immediate counter-proposal from the V.S. Tuesday that is now being studied Mr Williams also stressed that no agreement had yet been reached wilb the U.S. CABINET APPRO VES SECOND GAMES GRANT Cabinet Tuesday approved the second and final in- stallment of a provincial grant to the 1975 Canada Winter Games to be held in Southern Alberta. The second grant of comes after a grant last September. The money will help build a speed skating oval and the new Sportsplex in Lethbridge. Lead-free gas shortage seen Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A shortage of gas stations across Canada of- fering lead-free gasoline this fall and next year promises to make life difficult and more expensive for purchasers of most North American-built 1975 model cars. Preliminary surveys of the gasoline industry have reveal- ed that on the average across Canada, only one out of every six brand-name gasoline stations will be offering the lead-free gasoline that will be mandatory for 1975 cars equipped with sophisticated anti-pollution de- the con- troversial catlytic converters which can be ruined by even Nixon returning home LAJES, Azores (CP) President Nixon left here for Washington today after talks with Portuguese President Antonio de Spinola and a week-long tour of the Middle East. In a written statement. Nix- on said his meeting with Spinola was "a valuable reminder that the challenges of peace are not isolated to any single area of the world." The two leaders met earlier in the day to discuss possible U.S. aid for Spinola's new gov- ernment. Watergate explanation 'doubted' EMPEROR HIROHITO WASHINGTON