Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOL. LXIlt No. 165 Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES SINGER TURNS SWINGER An unidentified member of the Red Army Chorus, in Edmonton for a three-day performance, didn't like being called a Soviet pig. The entertainers were re- turning to their hotel after the first performance and were met by a group calling themselves the Hungarian Freedom Fighters. The placard-wielder on the way down is Geza Matrai, leader of the freedom fighters' youth group. The chorus left for Calgary today. Year-Olds May Run For House Seats By JOHN HAY OTTAWA (CP) The government's overhaul of the Canada Elections Act, including provisions to low- er the minimum voting age in federal elections to 18 from 21, was passed by the Commons Thursday and tent to the Senate for approval. The bill, first major revamping of the election law In 10 years, would also permit 18-year-olds to run for Commons seats. Today the House holds an emergency debate on the postal dispute following a ruling Thursday by Speaker Lucien Lamuureiix. The debate was requested by NDP Deputy Leader David Lewis and Heath Macquarrie, Conservative post office critic. The MPs, in arguing for the debate, said tlie rotating postal strikes are spreading and threaten to become serious after the Commons begins- its sum- reer recess. The House is scheduled to rise for the summer today. Along with1 the drop in voting age. the placing of candidates' party labels on the ballot ranks as1 one of tile principal changes in the election bill. Any party fielding at least 50 candidates would be permitted to place its name beside its candidate in each riding, Given Option Candidates would have the option of running with- out a party label on the ballot and independent can- didates could designate themselves as independent or drop the label entirely. A proxy system, by which an absentee elector can assign his vote to another elector, is another innova- tion in the bill. The proxy right Is restricted to mariners, fisher- men, prospectors, students and the physically handi- capped or ill. Another move to expand the franchise is included in provisions changing the residence requirements of voters. Under the bill electors would vote where they lived on the first day of enumeration. Currently, residence is listed as of the day the election write are issued, usually about two weeks be- fore enumeration starts. Regulations for marking the ballot have also been loosened. Under the new bill, marks oilier than X may ba used, and may be made with any writing instrument. The bill extends the vote to public servants work- Ing abroad, giving them a right now held by Cana- dian forces personnel. Among amendments to the government bill pass- ed by the Commons Thursday was a provision mak- ing employers provide up to four consecutive hours with pay, to their employees to get to lite polls on election day. The amendment, proposed by Frank Howard (NDP provides a one-hour increase over the time now required in the act. The amendment complements another change in the bill extending the voting hours to 8 p.m. from 7 p.m. The House approved an amendment by Grant Deachman (L Vancouver Quadra) which would allow a candidate's supporters to serve liquor as part of the campaign. The government bill would have permitted sup- porters to provide "non-alcoholic beverages and sand- wiches, cate, cookies and other light "And you're sure this will frighten Two Police Officers Suspended TORONTO (CP) Two pro- vincial police superintendents who associated with George Clinton Duke, an Oakville, Out., businessman with a criminal record, were suspended today from the force by Commissioner Eric Silk. The commissioner announced that Staff-Supt. A. M. Rodger and Supt. Albert Wilson will re- main suspended until they are tried on charges under the On- tario Police Act. The charges will be announced later. Earlier this month, Dr. Mor- ton Shulnian, NDP member for Toronto High Park, charged in the legislature that senior OPP officers met socially with Mr. Duke who was deported to Can- ada from the United States in 1942 after serving a prison term in connection with a jewel robbery in New York state. Dr. Shulman said Mr. Duke has Mafia connections. Commissioner Silk said he had ordered a halt to social con- tacts with Mr. Duke after he be- came aware of the business- man's criminal record. Diibcek Barred From Party PRAGUE (Reuters) Alex- ander Dubcek, former first sec- retary of the Czechoslovak Com- munist party, was expelled from the party today by a reso- lution of its 144-man central committee. The 49-year-old Dubcek was suspended from the party in March and he was investigated as a "right-wing opportunist." f sits W Oil Sam Time OTTAWA (CP) The stifler laws against drinking drivers enacted by Parliament in 1968 and proclaimed in part by the cabinet on Dec. 1 that year are valid, the Supreme Court of Canada said today in a 5-to-4 decision. The law makes it mandatory for motorists to give samples of their breath when asked by a police officer. ]t creates an automatic offence .of impaired driving for those with an alcohol level in the blood of .08 per per cent and for refus- ing to take a breath test. CABINET HAS POWER The court majority found that section 14 of the Criminal Code gives the federal cabinet the discretion to enact sections or provisions of laws passed by Parliament. "Once it has been ascertained that Parliament has given the executive a certain power, as it has done in this instance by vir- tue of section 120, then it is be- yond Hie y wcr of courts to re- view the manner in which the executive exercises its discre- said Mr. Justice Wlfred Judson. in coming down on the side of the government. Justice Emmett Hall, agreeing with the majority, said: "Under our system of parlia- m e n t a r y responsible govern- ment, the executive is answer- able to Parliament, and when Parliament, by enacting section 120 gave the executive a free hand to proclaim any of fte provisions of the act. the re- sponsibility rests with Parlia- ment which has the power to remedy the situation if the exec- utive has actually acted con- trary to its intention." CHANGES B.C. RULING The law was challenged ear- lier this year when a British Columbia judge found that the cabinet had acted beyond its powers in not proclaiming sec- tion 16 of the bill along with its other sections. Section 16 said that police officers who take breath samples of motorists are obliged in return to give sam- ples to the accused. The section was not proclaimed because there is no suitable container yet to contain such samples. Defence lawyers argued suc- cessfully in the B.C. court that in taking away the defence, the cabinet had offended against the Bill of Eights. They also argued that cabinet did not have the power to amend or change laws passed by Par- liament by not proclaiming some sections of them. Since the B.C. case, hundreds of- charges of impaired driving laid under the new law have been shelved pending the Su- preme Court decision. Rather than allow the case to go to the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the cabinet or- dered the high court to hold hearings on the case and to bring down an opinion. Finding the law as proclaimed was valid were the chief justice, and Mr. Justices Hall, Judson, Douglas Abbott and Bora Las- kin. Finding against it were Mr. Justices Ponald Martland, Ro- land Ritchie Wishart Spence and Louis-Philippe Pigeon. OTTAWA (CP) The Su- preme Court of Canada upheld today a decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal finding Lewis Glen Perrault of Edmonton guilty of non-capital murder. In a 6-to-3 judgment, the court said the provincial appeal court was right in substituting a ver- dict of non-capital murder in place of .a trial judge's finding that Perrault was guilty of man- slaughter in the death by stran- gulation of his "common law Eileen. Evidence was that Perrault strangled the woman with a belt last July 30 after both had been drinking. Chief Justice Gerard Fauteux, writing the majority judgment for the high court, said the trial judge erred in holding that the combination of provocation and drunkenness constituted a de- fence to the charge of non-capi- tal murder. Mr. Justice Bora Laskin, writ- ing the minority reasons, said he would have allowed Per- rault's appeal and would have ordered a new trial on the charge of non-capital murder. Sean and Heard ABOUT TOWN rmOWSNEST PASS resi- dent Vern Decoux ready to write a book on How To Make Friends Without Even Trying, as he tried to phone Lethbridge and kept getting in on a conversation with Nadine Mallock of Warner and Marge Barrows of Milk River Vi Connors who "can make a needle happy to start a sleeping bag for a friend but much hap- pier to have it done "the toughest job she had ever tackled." Patty Wedding Ring For Ceremony LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Actress Patty Duke borrowed a wedding ring to marry Michael Tell, 25, local rock concert pro- moter, Wednesday night in a chapel on the Las Vegas Strip. It was the second marriage for Miss Duke, 23, who won an Oscar in 1962 when she was 15 for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. This month, she won an Emmy as television's best actress for her role in My Sweet Charlie. Neio Bill Turned Doivn STRATFORD, Ont. (CP) An accountant on the staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia here tried to pass one of Canada's colorful new S20 bills to a druggist but the druggist would not accept it. The druggist, who insisted the bill was a merchandiz- ing coupon passed out by a tire firm, wouldn't even ac- cept the bill after telephon- ing the bank to verify the identity of the customer. Train Robber Dies LONDON (Reuters) Wil- liam Bcal, 56, a member of Britain's 1963 Great Train Rob- gang, died Thursday. He was serving a 14-year sentence for his part in the robbery. The air traffic GLAD TO BE DOWN Flight Captain Giorgio Pizzo is kissed by plane stewardess after he landed an Alitalia DCS jet at Beirut airport Friday. A shell tore a three-foot hole in the wing of the plane as it flew over Damascus with 104 persons aboard. Airliner Damaged srae By THE CANADIAN PRESS Israel and Syria clashed for the third straight day on the ground and in the air in the Golan Heights area today. Syria said it shot down seven Israeli jets, destroyed 12 tanks and launched a major counter- attack to drive out invading Is- raeli forces. Israel said that an Israeli ar- mored force seized Syrian mili- tary positions on the central sector of the 60-mile frontier. It said it shot down four Syr- ian MiG-21s and lost one of its own jets. An Italian DC-8 airliner that was flying near Damascus dur- ing the fighting suffered a gap- ing hole in one wing. Syria said it was caused by a rocket ft'om an Israeli plane. Israel said that it did not have a plane in the area at the time. LANDED SAFELY The Alitalia plane, which had 10 tons of fuel in the damaged wing, landed safely at Beirut ail-port. The Syrian spokesman said the Syrian troops now de- stroying enemy armoured units in the Golan Heights battle. The spokesman said five Is- raeli planes were shot down by MiG interceptors and two by anti-aircraft guns. Three of the Israeli planes fell on Syrian territory and the rest behind the Israeli lines, he said. A radio bulletin said the Is- raelis were trying to retrieve their burning tanks from the battlefield after an unsuccessful attempt to penetrate the Syrian lines. It marked the first time since the 1SC7 Middle East war that Israeli armor has been re- potted moving onto Syrian soil. Lelhbrid_ conflict between Time Airways Ltd., Pacific Western Airlines and Air Canada is settled. A judgment, handed down by the Canadian Transport Com- mission Thursday evening, will give exclusive flight scheduling between Lethbridge and Cal- gary to Time Air and allow PWA to take over some of Air Canada's present service from Calgary to Edmonton. The compromise was arrived at jointly by the three airlines after objections were made pri- marily by the Alberta depart- ment of highways, the city of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce to the original application which would have turned over Air Canada's Lethbridge service to PWA. NEW AIRCRAFT Under the new arrangement to start July 1, Air Canada is permitted to suspend its once- daily Viscount service between Calgary and Lethbridge. In order to handle the added flights Walter R. (Stubb) Ross, president of Time Air, has or- dered a new turbo-prop air- craft capable of carrying 19 passengers. The plane is scheduled to be- gin operation July 1. Mr. Ross said the ground training for the pilots was com- pleted and flight training would begin as soon as the plane arrives in Lethbridge, scheduled for this weekend. A main condition of the judg- ment attached to Time Air is that it must stop at Lethbridge, Red Deer, Calgary and Edmon- ton on every flight, currently four daily trips. This will ensure that Timo Air remain a third level feed- er-type carrier. SHARE SERVICE To compensate PWA for withdrawing its application to take over the Lethbridge flight, the CTC endorsed the PWA-Air Canada alternative rvoposal that the two airlines share Air Canada's present f o u r-times- daily Viscount service between Calgary and Edmonton. PWA will continue operating Its present six daily Boeing 737 airbus flights between Calgary and Edmonton. Mr. Ross said five Time Air flights will con- nect with these. The CTC order noted that PWA retains the right to re- apply for a licence to fly into Lethbridge in the future "if and when there is a clear pub- lic interest in the service pro- posed (two jci. flights daily in the original application) and the level of traffic requires such service." The order also changes Air Wednesday, July 1, being a Canada's status at Lethbridge flvim "riicpnnfiniiofl" frt nna nf na The positions attacked faced Rafid On the Golan Heights. NASSER REJECTS PLAN President Gamal Abdel Nas- ser of Egypt, meanwhile, re- jected the new United States plan for Middle East peace, saying it would leave Israel in possession of the Golan Heights territory which it seized from Syria in the 1967 war. No Herald Wednesday statutory holiday observing Dominion Day, The Herald will not publish. Full cover- age of the holiday news scene will be carried in the July 2 edition. Display advertising' for Thursday, July 2. must be re- ceived by noon, Monday, and for Friday, July 3, by noon Tuesday. Deadline for Satur- day, July 4, will be as usual, 32 noon, Thursday. Classified advertisements received by 3 p.m. Tuesday will appear in the Thursday, July 2, edition. from "discontinued" to one of Vintage Planes Mark Flight Anniversary DARTMOUTH, N.S. (CP) Eighteen vintage planes took off from here in bright sunshine today on the first leg of a 3.263- mile trip to Victoria, B.C., marking the 50th anniversary of the first trans-Canada flight. Fiery Bernadette Devlin aivs Prison Time Ripe For Guaranteed Incomes OTTAWA (CP) Senator David Croll. chairman of UK .Se- nate poverty committee, says the time is ripe fr the goven- ment to provide guaranteed minimum incomes for Canadi- ans. The concept csme before the committee during its hearings time time again and there was almost a total agreement on it, he said in making a prog- ress report Thursday in the Se- nate on the committee's work. "The consensus was thr.t in- come should come from Hie fed- eral government, services should come from, the provincial government and can be made by the Canada Assistance he said. Later he added that to him, ths guaranteed maintenance in- come "is an idea whose lime has come." Senator Croll prsised the Canada Assista-r.ee Plan as an. excellent measure although he had strong criticism for the welfare system as a wtolc. The plan, enacted in 1966. is .1 comprehensive p u b 1 i c assisl- measure providing through provincial arrangements for federal conlributicjis of 50 per cent cf the cosls of assistance to persons in need generally and of selected costs of extending and improving welfare services. PLAN nAR ELY USED But Senator Croll said that Eome provinces have only just begun to use the legislation and that poorer provinces cannot take advantage of it in the way that rich provinces can. lie said lh.it tlte greatest de- tractors of Ihe g u a r a n t e e d msintanaires income have mitted the inevitability of some form of maintenance income for people in poverty. Earlier in his speech, Senator Croil said billions have been spent on social services (hat a-e failing their clients. Th? welfare system was ,1 mess, and people hsd a Illicit totally lost denco in it. Programs were piled on pro- grams, yet there were seri'eus gaps in the system. Welfare re- cipients fell deprived cf their dignity and at best, welfare services did not provide I hem witb a decent living. BELFAST (AP) Bernadette Devlin, the fiery Northern Ire- land civil rights leader and member of the British Parlia- ment, must go to prison, a court decided today. The Belfast Appeal Court re- jected her application for leave to appeal to the House of Lords against a six-month sentence for incitement io riot and rioting. Miss Devlin, 23, was first sentenced in Londonderry last Dec. 22 for her activities during street fighting in the Bogside Roman Catholic stronghold of the city last fall. On Monday, the Northern Ire- land lord chief justice, Lord McDcrmoU, rejected her appeal against (he sentence. Miss Devlin's defence lawyer, Sir Dingle Foot, (hen applied for permission to lake the appeal to the House of Lords in London. This was turned down today. Miss Devlin will not necessar- ily tee her seat in the House of BEIINADETTE DEVLIN Commons by going fo prison. Parliamentarians would have (o vote whether or not to allow her to retain her seat. She was re-elected to Ihe Commons in the general elec- tion June 16.