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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 75 The LXIII 161 JUNE 1970 FRIGE NOT OVEH 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Slims Down Team REGINALD MAUDLING Trudeau Hardens Government Line On Wage Curbs By JOHN LcBLANC LONDON CP Prime Minister Edward Heath buckled down today to choosing a second line of minis ters and thinking about a legislative program for the July 2 opening of Parliament after forming a stream lined pestelection cabinet of 18 The new government head has called his first cabinet meeting for Tuesday and is expected to an nounce then or Wednesday many of the junior minis ters who can number in the dozens under the British Since he cut three from the number in Harold Wilsons decisionmaking Labor observers looked for him to slim down the number of lesser portfolios and miscellaneous salaried jobs of MPs which under Wilson swelled to payroll vote to well over 100 of the 630 Commons For the central cabinet he announced Heath built around an experienced nucleus of These are former prime minister Sir Alec Douglas foreign and Commonwealth Ian chancellor of the Exchequer Deputy Par ty Leader Reginald home secretary deal ing with the touchy lawandorder and former Opposition chief whip who will be leader of the Commons in charge of getting the leg islative program through the Maudling 2 Man Though not designated as deputy prime minister there is no such Maulding will be 2 man in the government and will fill in as cabinet chairman when Heath is His concerns include the delicate questions of racial issues and damping down the Northern Ireland Heath wild wasted no time setting up his ministry after his upset victory over the seemingly impregnable socialists in Thursdays chose mostly colleagues with ministerial experience in former Tory govern But there were some notable For the agriculture ministry caught between calm orous farmer demands and rising consumer food he reached into the back benches for James a 42yearold farmer and his former parliamen tary private Leadership of the House of Lords with cabinet rank went to Lord son of the British admiral commanding at Battle of who also bas had no previous ministerial Defence A Surprise A surprise appointment was that of Lord Carring former Tory leader in the to the key defence post which will involve curtailing Labors re duction of British forces east of Another surprise was the appointment of party Chairman Anothony a main architect of electoral as minister responsible for Britians negotiations for entry into the European Common Mar ket which began June A master Barber had been expected to get a treasury Some interpreted his appointment as meaning Common Market negotiator in the former Tory intends to keep this rein firmly in his own The big job of minister of technology now con trolling a vast empire which Heath may split up went to Geoffrey former junior minister of public Only woman in the cabinet is Margaret brilhant and handsome former junior pensions min who becomes minister of Succeeds Barbara Labors only woman cabinet Barbara Castle is succeeded by Robert as minister for employment and He is a former junior minister of labor and held this position in Heaths shadow The ministry of social major post in the welfare state went to the only Jew in the cabinet Sir Keith former housing minister and pioneer of Tory thinking on Quintin who gave up a peerage to con test the Tray leadership in will return to the Lords as a life peer in the role of Lord Chancellor speaker and in charge of the judicial system an of fice held earlier by his Lord Youngest minster will be Peter with no previous ministerial who takes charge of housing and local The presidency of the board of trade goes to Mi chale a former secretary for New To House His old post was taken over by Gordon Secretary for Wales will be Peter a former junior minister in the foriegn office and only cabinet member not in the last Hoggs move to the Lords will have the effect of cutting down Heaths majority by at least until a byclcction is held in London It will go clown by two more with Uic of two Deputy who normally do not at the start the Tories will have a clear majority of 28 with the following Commons standing Conservative Labor Liberal Scottish Na tionalist independent independent Labor Pro testant Unionist Republican Labor Unity non voting Speaker and two deputies vacancy OTTAWA CP Prime Min ister Trudeau hardened the gov ernment line on wage restraint during the raising the likelihood of wage controls if the government doesnt get a years antiinflation cooperative from In Samia Saturday he told a news conference that it would be unfair to restrict federal em ployees to sixpercent raises if employees of the province and private industry were getting bigger If this situation he we will make sure others do as we do by some type of controls or give up the fight on In Talbotville the day before he had told members of the United Auto Workers employed at a Ford Motor of Canada plant that if they didnt accept the voluntary sixpercent wage If we kidnap how do vie know Trudeau will want him back Troops Move Back increase guideline the govern ment will have to slap on con Inflation was the prime minis ters main topic during his threeday tour of Southwestern which ended in Strath roy Speaking to reporters hours after the Talbotville visit he said he is1 confident that had of inflation can be broken by the end of this The cooperation of organized labor is needed for from six months to a year to do he suggesting that unions ne gotiating contracts during that period should sign for only that brief a so they would not be trapped in longterm con tracts if the economic situation Trudeau said Labor Min ister Bryce Mackasey has been negotiating directly with Donald president of the Ca nadian Labor to set up an antiinflation meeting among representatives of gov labor and September seemed the earliest such a meeting could be con Asked how he could say infla tion could be beaten by the end of December when a conference wouldnt be held until Septem Trudeau said three months was time enough to do a lot of Long he to hold a federalprovincial or to pass His statement was interpreted as suggesting that if the govern ment did not get labors coop eration on voluntary wage re straint at such a Ot tawa might ask for the prov inces approval of legislation en acting A federalprovincial confer ence is tentatively scheduled for STILL RELUCTANT Despite his references to con Trudeau also restated the governments reluctance to impose At a dinner in Hanover Satur day he told members of the Brace County Liberal Associa tion that they should think over the implications of prices and incomes If he they would lead to a regimented and dictatorial economy for Banks ing R Saving HOW DOES IT START Prime Minister Trudeau looks directions on how to start a minibike at a Trudeau made a threeday chopperstop tour of south western Ontario which ended at Stralhroy where he spent two hours signing autographs and shaking By TIFE CANADIAN PRESS Four of Canadas five major banks announced lendingand savingrale reductions falling in line behind interest cuts announced two weeks ago by the Bank of The prime lending rate for the Bank of Montreal went to eight per cent from June The other Royal Bank cf Cana dian Imperial Bank of Com merce and the Bank of Nova reduce their rates to eight per cent July Effective July the rate on nonchequing savings accounts for all five will go to six per cent from Three Domin Royal Bank and the Bank of announced re ductions in mortgage The rates for conventional mort effective July go to 10 per cent from MHi and National Housing Act mortgages go to 9 from lOA per The Royal Bank and Toronto Dominion issued statements on the rate changes at about the time banks Presidents cf both institutions said the changes were made because of indications of an easing in mon etary OTHERS FOLLOW The Comrtlerce announcement came about hours later and the Bank of Nova Scotia an nounced its decision to follow the other four shortly after The prime lending rate is the rate the banks charge their best The record level of 814 per cent on the prime rate went into effect in and banks at that time said the increase frcm eight per cent was an ef fort to reduce a strong demand for loans during a period of tight In the announcement tcday from the Royal Earle p r e s i dent and chairman of the said the bank will be selective in its Sections of the such as disadvantaged areas and will be given prior McLsughlin The brief statement from the nounced the rate changes and added These reductions are in line with the downward trend in Canadian money market 1 Raids Seen Major Break In Terrorist Cleanup SAIGON AP United States and South Vietnamese today reported their hardest weekend of fighting in Vietnam in more than two but Viet Cong and North Vietnam ese pressure eased across Cam bodia and troops began their major withdrawal from border South Vietnamese forces claimed a Mekong Delta victory Saturday in which 70 Viet Cong were and said 49 more were slain in two battles Sunday in the same Action involving American units tapered off after an up surge of sharp fighting which helped to push Uie Communist toll for the weekend past The command said por tions of two battalions of the 1st Air Calvary Divisions 2nd Bri gade began moving back across the border into South Vietnam with more expected to move The involving sev eral hundred marked the beginning of the American pull out form Cambodia that is scheduled to be completed by a week from the June 30 deadline set by President Some Americans were still across the border when the withdrawal military sources Plane Pirate Points Gun At Pilot CAIRO AP A Pan Ameri can World Airways jetliner bound from to New York with 133 persons aboard was hijacked to Egypt today by a man who held a weapon at lie pilots back and briefly kept him prisoner after the plane landed Allowing the crew and passen gers to disembark at Cairo In ternational the hijacker then came off the a Boeing with a gun pointed at the who walked ahead of Egypts Middle East news agency said officials reported that the hijacker fired a shot into the air as the planes doors Earlier the news agency iden tified the hijacker as a 30year old Albanian and said he was carrying a toy MONTREAL CP Six per sons were arrested and more than 650 pounds of dynamite were dicovered Sunday in two raids police described as a major break against terrorist Four one a were arrested in the first raid Sunday morning at about 30 miles north of Police seized more than 300 pounds of The other two arrests came after police found 350 pounds of dynamite in a suburban Laval One person was arrested in the raid and another was picked up later on a Montreal Marcel head of the Montreal police Raid the Prevost raid occurred about 9 when 30 members of the combined antiterrorist RCMP and Quebec Provincial Police swarmed out of woods and moved in on a In addition to the he police seized in believed from three sawedoff re handcuffs and mate rial usually used in bomb fabri Thousands Weep At Sukarno Rites Small Town Sealed Off CRESCENT AP Two tank cars containing propane gas sill were aflame but officials were allow ing residents to move back into this small town wrhich was nearly destroyed by explosions a train Five explosions spread walls of flames through the town aflcr a train carrying 15 tank cars filled with liquid propane gas were derailed in the centre of town just before sunrise Sun stale police No one was The town of 700 population located about 100 miles south cf Chicago was evacuated and sealed off until lata Alberta Fires Under Control EDMONTON CP A spokesman for the Alberta forst service said today that 21 fires cut of 22 burning in the province are under Rain in many parts cf the province the last two weeks has helped to control extreme haz ard conditions early this month resulting in 84 all a re sult of Weve pretty well got it cleaned up said Chuck forest service infor mation The 81 fires were fought by sboul Indian and Metis plus forestry ser vice Fire hazard rating in the province now ranges from to moderate except in the northwest and the Athabasca regions where it continues to be considered From RcutersAP BLITAR CP Deposed In donesian president who died in Jakarta was buried with full state hon ors today in a tiny graveyard Sukarnos body was brought his East Java by troops and police along 10 miles of roads packed on both sides by crowds of weeping Scores cf troops with fixed bayonets stood guard around the cemetery as more than people from nearby vil lages came to mourn the man Jews Arrested In Airline Piracy Plot MOSCOW AP Jews trying to escape to Israel were among 12 persons arrested last week for he first airline hijack ing plot reported in the Soviet infcnnanls in Moscow The iwwspaper Leningrad Pravda gave this twosentence report of the incident On June i group of criminals hying to seize a scheduled plane was An investigation is being who was Indonesias founder and first An estimated Indonesi many of them weeping after an allnight lined the 12Vi miles from Sukarnos man sion on the outskirts Jakarta to Halim air force Sukarno died Sunday ot after years of kidney trouble and other ailments had left him a voiceless shell of the leader who for more than 10 years ruled as a virtual dicta bat teries and SAY FLQ INVOLVED Police said the cache found in the Prevost chalet indicated those taken into custody are members of the terrorist Front de Liberation which has claimed responsibility for bombings this year and in They said Uie FLQ was re sponsible for a series of armed robberies in including a holdup at the University of Montreal May The May 23 carried out with militarystyle preci took place about the same time that two dynamite bombs rocked a nearby hospital and company During the last two 12 predawn bombings have rocked Montreal and pohce dis mantled seven other in cluding four described as among the largest ever reported in North TERRORISTS BLAMED CP Police say a dynamite explosion that blew a sevenby 12foot hole in the wall of a bank branch early today was definitely the work of The bomb rocked a Banque Canadienne National branch in a building by Gilles Si a cousin of Quebec Pre mier Robert at about No one was i SHOOTING VICTIM Er nest was fatally shot in Hie hack of the police by someo n e firing out of a house near where lie was His shooting was followed by fire bombing and rock throwing in the predominantly Negro Manchester district of Pitts Leftists EXPRESIDENT SUKARNO Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN FRIENDSHIP ties strain ed as Tom Tarnoczi raced down the bank with a net to pick up friend Mar shall Shaws fish and missed and Marshall showing his real angling skill as he reeled in then let go a seagull which had pirated Hie bait fiveyearold Virginia Mryor presenting bor grandfather with a fath ers day card that read Con gratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary Mike Olcnvtr and his horse going their separate ways during a demonstration of horsemanship QUITO AP President Jose Valesco Ibarra took dicta torial powers Sunday night after a week of street fighting be tween students of Quitos Cen tral University and Some fighing was reported on the campus early and shoot ing could be lieard here through the The official reason for the takeover was an imminent Su preme Court ruling declaring presidential tax decrees uncon But observers be lieved the real reason was the student rebellion against Uie Velasco Ibarras assumption of dictatorial powers was said to have the full support of tie and it was believed the real strongman in the new dictatorial regime is the presi dents Defence Minis ter Jorge Acota The army launched a roundup of leftist and para troops occupied the college campuses the coun try of One of the left ist leaders ordered arrested was ViccPrcsiricnt Jorze Xavalo Ba q u c r i z whose whereabouts were not AKRKST KIXTOi Among those was Manuel I he of the Aguirrc led LiAlO stu denls in a protest meeting at the university following the ter rorist bombing of the iinvcrsiy printing Tiuy that paratroops were responsi ;