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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta HOT FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 90 Herald 1r ft ir ic VOL. LXIII No. l64 Fierce LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES On Mideast Front Foreign Policy Docum Proposes WILLIAM P. UO GERS WASHINGTON (CP) The United States has launched a major political initiative to achieve peace in the Middle East, including a proposal for a cease- fire, State Secretary William P. Rogers said today. At the same time, Rogers deferred any announce- ment of a decision on Israel's request to purchase 125 combat jet aircraft from the United States. Rogers refused at a news conference to give details of the peace initiative, which has been conveyed to Is- rael and the Arab countries, as well as to the So- viet Union, Britain and France. Rogers said it would be counter-productive to dis- cuss the question of further U.S. military assistance to Israel at this time. But lie clearly indicated that Israel would not get anything like the number of aircraft it has asked for by saying that the United States is not inclined to think t.hat Israel is unable to support itself militarily at present. 3-Month Ceasefire The United1 States proposal was reported from Beirut, Lebanon, to include a three-month ceasefire and establishment of a 24-mile demilitarized zone straddling tile Suez canal. The plan, it is believed, does not call for direct negotiations between Israel and the Arab states. Rogers, under questioning, said what he envisaged was eventually for the Israelis and the Arabs "to get together in a negotiating under the auspices of United Nations mediator Gunnar Jarring. He said the two sides could be in the same tity, perhaps in adjacent buildings, or in different rooms1 of the same building, to have an exchange of ideas. Rogers said the U.S. initiative is designed to "en- courage the parties to stop shooting and start talk- ing." He said the U.S. wants' the disputants to move "towards a just and lasting peace which takes fully Into account the legitimate aspirations of all govern- ments and peoples of the area." Both Must Yield The Middle East rivals would also have to accept the 1967 UN Security Council resolution outline for a Mideast peace settlement. Egypt and Jordan would have to commit them- selves to the principle of peace with Israel, recogniz- ing her right to existence within secure borders. Is- rael, in return, would pledge withdrawal from Arab territories she conquered in the 1967 war. On the eve of Roger's news conference, diplomatic sources in Washington furnished to Reuters news agency foreign intelligence reports saying Russian pi- lots in Egypt now are flying combat missions south of the Suez canal and have challenged Israeli jets which crossed the Gulf of Suez. The reports said Russian pilots have taken over the entire air defence of Egypt with the exception of small area west of the Suez ceasefire zone. The diplomatic sources were not American but re- fused to be identified. Robarts; Curbs Only Answer By ROSEMARY SPE1RS TORONTO (CP) Premier John Robarts said Wednesday the public is beginning to sec the need for income and price restraints. He said Ontario would be willing to accept compulsory federal controls. The premier said in an interview that Ontario now Is co-operating with the federal voluntary restraint pro- gram but he indicated this co-operation may turn out to ba of little value. Without compulsory controls, the provinces really had no constitutional power to say "thou shall or shall not" to private companies and unions. They could not intervene directly in price setting or labor disputes. "I feel voluntary restraints will have some effect but they won't bring the dramatic 'results the federal government he said. Voluntary restraints could possibly reduce wage in- creases to about 10 per cent, but he doubted the six- per-ccnt maximum the federal government has pro- posed could be achieved that way. "It is difficult tor us to take effective action in Ontario to beat a nationwide Mr. Robarts said. "Inflation really is a federal matter and if Ot- tawa decides compulsory controls are necessary we would accept them." The premier said Ontario first agreed to co-oper- ate in the federal voluntary program to fight infla- tion at last August's federal-provincial conference. At a second conference in Winnipeg early in June, Ontario and other provinces tentatively endorsed the maximum on wage increases, called for by John Young, chairman of the federal prices and in- nmmfesian. From Rcutcrs-AP TEL AVIV (CP) A Syrian MiG-21 was shot down today in a dogfight over Syrian territory hi one of the fiercest land and air battles on that front since the 1967 six-day war, Israeli sources said here. The dogfights developed after waves of Israeli jets bombed some of Syria's largest army bases on the outskirts of Da- mascus. Israel said today's MiG brought to 24 the number of Syrian planes shot down since the six-day war. Syria said its ground batteries shot down an Israeli fighter- bomber. But a spokesman in Tel Aviv said all Israeli planes relumed safely. Air, tank and artillery battles engulfed the frontier hi the wake of a heavy Syrian tank and artillery attack on Israeli pots in the Golan Heights area Wednesday night. Israeli tanks and planes crossed the ceasefire line to at- tack Syrian emplacements and gun positions. 50-MILE FRONT Fighting broke out along the entire 50-mile ceasefire line but was heaviest in the central sec- tor, Israeli military sources said. Persons in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee 10 miles from the ceasefire line, said they could hear the explosions. Israeli military sources said three Syrian tanks were seen to go up in flames and direct hits were scored on Syrian fortified positions in the northern sector of the ceasefire line. Quebec Health Plan QUEBEC (CP) Health Min- ister Claude Castonguay presented t h c government's health insurance bill in the Quebec national assembly today. The bill would establish a health insurance plan under which the cost to Quebeeers of medical care, dental services performed in hospitals and cer- tain forms of eye care will be paid by the government. The plan would be financed by contributions by individuals and their employers. Each taxpayer whose net in- come exceeds in the case of a married person and in the case of a single person will contribute 0.8 per cent of his net income. The maximum annual contri- bution would be for em- ployees who derive at least three-quarters of their income from their salary and in other cases. Employers would contribute 0.8 per cent of their payroll. B-B Report Critical Of Ottawa OTTAWA (CP1 The royal commission on bilingualism and biculturalism suggests that fed- eral activities will be moved to other cities if Ottawa cannot provide a suitable linguistic and cultural e n v i r o n m e t for French-speaking Canadians. In its fifth report published dated Feb. 14, commission says the city of Ottawa has gained "minor notoriety" for recent de- cisions in favor of English uni- lingualism. Though 21 per cent of the city's population is French- speaking, all citizens had to deal with city hall in English and speak English in the courts; education in French was inferior to that in English; and city council even objected strongly to bilingual traffic signs. The commission, which wound up its work in March but whose reports ai-e still appearing, rec- ommends that French and Eng- lish have "full equality of status" in the capital area, which includes parts of both On- tario and Quebec. White Paper 'Urges 16 Per Cent Boost In Foreign Aid :lled through in fn- ;encies, an 1 Korea annua'h j Kent level of Thev oaleU OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment's foreign policy white paper proposes ah increase in foreign aid of about 16 per cent r.exl year from ths present level of The white paper, tabled in the Commons Thursday by Exter- nal Affairs Minister Mitchall Sharp, says foreign aid should be increased annually as a per- centage of national income to avoid the instability of year-to- year allocations. The increase in the fiscal year 1971-72 will be tlie whitd paper says, with about 25 per cent of all foreign aid _j_ channelled aid age! the pres' t.. cent now going to inieruaaonal agencies. The government inlends to al- locate Uie major portion of bi- lateral assistance to "countries of a small number of nations where Cana- dian aid can be used most effec- tively, the white paper says. The white paper says the In- ternational Developi..ent Asso- ciation has proved to be a par- ticularly ,tf'--i'iljne organization -Jh to channel aid. The government would con- tinue to make a large portion of its multilateral aid contribution through IDA, the white paper says. NEED INDUSTRY In the private sector, a num- ber of developing countries wish to inciease and diversify their capital sources and many were at a stage requiring the estab- lishment of small-ajid-medium- sized industrial enterprises. Consequently, the government would encourage Canadian busi- ness and industry to set up or expand operations in developing countries, the white pc-per says. The Canadian International Development Agency would be prepared to finance projects in developing countries where Ca- nadian suppliers had been the successful international bidder. "These measures should re- sult in the extension of Cana- dian commercial and economic interests in Africa, Asia and Latin America, which in turn have important implications for the effectiveness of our interna- tional relations." MITCHELL SHARP Tables report OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment today rejected the notion that Canada should act as the "helpful fixer" in international affairs. A foreign policy white paper tabled in the Commons by Ex- ternal Affairs Minister Sharp represented a marked depar- ture from former prime minis- ter Lester Pearson's brand of internationalism. In what appeared to be a di- rect criticism of some aspects of Pearsonian diplomacy the white paper said: "At times in the past, public disenchantment with Canada's foreign policy was produced in part by an overemphasis on role and influence, obscuring policy objectives and national inter- ests." Trudeau Accused Of Lying Take your partners for a Jumbo Jet waltz1.' Victoria Cross Sold For Record Price LONDON (AP) A Victoria Cross, Britain's highest awarci for heroism in battle, was sold Wednesday for a world sale- room record of (about The medal, awarded to Ishar Singh, a Sikh soldier of the Indian Army in 1921, was bought at Sotheby's auction by a private collector. OTTAWA (CP) The Council of Postal Unions delivered a let- ter to Prime Minister Trudeau today accusing himv of lying about issues involved in its con- tract dispute with the govern- ment. The letter, copies of which were sent to leaders of the three opposition parties, tells Mr. Tru- deau that "until this point, your policies and statements have paralysed" government negotia- tors." The council said it was writ- ing to correct the impression made by "untrue statements" attributed to the prime minister in newspapers Monday. "You are quoted as having said the average postal work- er's wage is S3.30 an hour. "This is a lie." The hourly wage scale in the post office is from to the letter states, and only cf the postal workers are eligible for the maximum rate. Letter carriers earn an hour after three years, it said. Press reports of the prime minister's torn- of southwestern Ontario quoted him as stating that an average postal wage of should be compared with an average industrial wage in Canada of REFERS TO SKILLS "The postal worker with the skills he has, which are no greater than the average in- dustrial worker, is away ahead ot the Mr. Trudeau was reported to have said. "So we are not dealing with a particularly hard case." The council's letter said the latest figures from the Domin- ion Bureau of Statistics place the national average hourly wage for industrial workers at Tills, it said, is about 30 cents higher than the average of 52.82 at the time the last postal contract was signed in 1968. Since then, the letter said, postal workers have fallen 'Be- hind unskilled municipal work- ers in die main cities of Canada where almost half the postal membership lives. OFF THE JOB Postal deliveries meanwhile were halted in Toronto, Edmon- ton and Vancouver when letter carriers and inside workers left their jobs. In Toronto, about work- ers walked out, while who struck Wednesday in suburbs and neighboring towns went back to work. Toronto employ- ees had resumed work Wednes- day after going out Tuesday. In Edmonton, 800 postal workers extended their Wed- nesday strike for another 24 hours. Postal workers In Vancouver left then- jobs today to begin their second 24-hour strike in three days. Former Track Star Named To Netv British Cabinet LONDON-. (CP) Appoint- ment of former track star Christopher Chataway as Brit- ain's minister of posts and tele- communications has brought predictions that the Conserva- tive government plans swift in- troduction of commercial radio to Britain. "We will permit local private enterprise radio under the gen- eral supervision of an independ- ent broadcasting the Ccniservativos promised before their triunlph in Uie June 18 election. The 39-year-old Chataway, whose appointment to the tele- communications portfolio was announced Wednesday night, held the world record for the metres in 1954, the height of his career as a track star. Since then, he has combined appearances on television with a career as a prominent Con- servative. Chataway is also known as the man behind the four-minute mile. He paced Dr. Roger Ban- nister to the first four-minute mile in 1953. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN Development Commission secreta r y Myra Bell showing off bruises after tangling with a local soccer player and office partner Fanny Hopkins, claiming the fellow "doesn't know how to limbo but he can sure soccer'" Mrs.. Marshall Shaw demonstrat- ing as an "instant model" to her friends as she strutted in tlie brilliant new-style "shorts" she bought for her husband for Father's Day. Ontario NDP Leader Plans To Step Down TORONTO (CP) Donald Macdonald today announced he is stepping down as leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party after 17 years. Mr. MacDonald told a news conference he was retiring from the leadership at the party's Oc- tober convention to make room for a younger man on what he called "the verge of the election of a New Democratic govern- ment in Ontario." Tornado Hits Sask. Town KRYDOR, Sask. (CP) A tornado struck suddenly Wednesday night, overturning an occupied trailer and carry- ing a granary 600 yards across a highway. But the main part of the storm missed tile town of Krydor by about half a mile. At least three persons the occupants of the trailer were reported injured. The policy document, product of a review that laskd nearly two years, said it is a "risky business" to postulate any spe- cific role for in a rap- idly evolving world situation. "It is even base foreign pol- icy on an assumption that Can- ada can be cast as the 'helpful fixer' in international affairs." The helpful fixer reference read like a variation of "honest a descriptive fre- quently applied to Canada's ap- proach to international disputes when Mr. Pearson was prime before that, ex- ternal affairs minister. SHOULDN'T BE AIMS "Roles and influence may re- sult from pursuing certain pol- icy these spi- k iffs can be of solid value to in- national they snould not be made the aims says the document. "To be liked and to be re- garded as good fellows are not ends in themselves; they are a reflection of but not a substitute for policy." 'External activities should bs directly related to national poli- cies pursued within Canada, and serve'the same objectives, says the policy "In essence, policy Is the product of the government's progressive defirdiion and pur suit of national aims slnd inte- ests in the international enriroi: ment. "It is the extension trad of national policies." LISTS OBJECTIVES The white paper lists six main objectives of national policy and says they form as well the "broad framework" of foreign policy. They are: to foster economic growth; safeguard sovereignty and independence; work for peace and security; promote so- cial justice; enhance the quality of life; and ensure a harmoni- ous natural environment. Canada's most effective con- tribution to international affairs will come from the "judicious application" abroad of talents and knowledge in fields where Canadians excel, it says. Among examples cited are agriculture, atomic energy, communications, development assistance, peacekeeping and pollution control. Dealing with Canadian-Ameri- can relations, the white paper says economic ties will be af- fected in the 1970s and beyond by intergovernmental agree- ments and arrangements made by multinational corporations and trade unions. "While such developments should be beneficial for Can- ada's economic growth, the con- stant danger that sovereignty, independence and cultural identity will be impaired will re- quire a conscious effort on Can- ada's part to keep the whole sit- uation under control." Bakery Bombed TORONTO (CP) A bomb rocked a suburban North York Italian bakery early today. It was the second bombing of a bakery here in nine days. Irvine Woman Dies In Crash MEDICINE HAT (CP) Donna Mae Skye. 35, of Irvine, was killed Wednesday in an automobile crash miles east of befs. Suffield Project V Set For July BEFORE AND AFTER James W. Finley is suing the federal government for 000, alleging that a drug given him at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland caused him to change color. Photo ot left is Finley before he was treated for a peptic ulcer at the hospital. Photo at right is the 33-year-old Air Fores veteran as he looked during ths Iriol this week. Finley blnmns o iloeping drug called Doriden for color CALGARY (CP) A radome will be the target July 23 when 500 tons of TNT are exploded at the federal government's de- fence research establishment at Suffield. The radome is a device used to protect ships' radar equip- ment from wind, water, humid- ity and explosions. P. G. Glockner of the depart- ment of civil engineering at the University of Calgary is work- ing in co-operation with tha de- fence research board to test and do research on the effec- tiveness of a new type of ra- dome for the Canadian Navy. Tlie radome to be used in the experiments at Suffield. 30 Dorttroeet of Hat, is an eight-foot diameter sphere made of a plastic mate- rial in sandwich construction with a fibrous honey-comb core. The object of the'Suffield pro- ject is to see how the radome will withstand the shock waves produced by a large explosion. Dr. Glockner's responsibility Is to predict the behavior of the radoir.e and to compare analytical predictions with analysis cf test results. Dr. Glockner has been a member of the faculty of engi- neering at the University of Calgary since Previously, he taught at I he University of Alberta and was a member of K team of consulting engineers for company in Edmonton, ;