Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbttdae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 167 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 48 PAGES Trade concessions seen for Canada SOCRED LEADERSHIP REVIEW PROPOSED CALGARY (CP) Social Credit MLA Albeit -Ludwig Tuesday called for a com- plete review of the party hadership and a caucus of MLAs to decide whether a leadership 'convention should ba held. Mr. Ludwig's statement came on eday after party leader Werner Schmidt ftv- ished second to Progressive Conservative Stewart Mc- Crae in the Calgary FoothiUs byelection. Mr. Schmidt, who narrowly won the party lead- ership earlier this year, trail- ed Mr. .McCrae by Mr. Schmidt, who also lost sn earlier bid for seat in the legislature, said he would not step down as leader. Mr. Ludwig, the outspoken repre- sentative from Calgary Mountain vie w, said Mr. Schmidt should not be the person who decides if a con- vention is held. Mr. Ludwig. former pub- lic works minister, said the party's leadership should be discussed at a caucus "in a no holds barred session." Mr. Ludwig did not support Mr. Schmidt during his suc- esssful campaign for ttie lead e r s h i p against Bob Clark. Dean didn't tell Nixon directly Visit to children's hospital patients and nurses admire royal couple ot opening of playground. WASHINGTON (AP) John Dean, ousted House coun- sel, conceded today that he did not tell President Nixon directly about Watergate involvement and cover-up last Sept. 15, but said he nonetheless believes the president knew. Senator Edward Gurney (Re. Fla.) said Dean's charge that Ottawa rejects baby payments for new homes By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The NDP Barrett government in Brit- Columbia would like to see it. possible for parents to get advances of several dollars in baby bonus payments from Ottawa, use as a down pay- ment on the purchase of a home, according to Marc Lalonde. But the federal health minister is less than enthusi- astic about the B.C. scheme. And he has in turn suggested to Mr. Barrett that B.C. take the initiative and the responsibility for such s scheme by providing interested parents in its juris- diction with cash advances and then having the par- ents sign over the rights to their future family allow- ance cheques to the province for a comparable amount. Speaking outside the Commons Tuesday, Mr. La- londe noted that either scheme would not now be possible under federal family allowance legislation. Nor will it be possible under changes to that legslation he will be introducing in the Commons next week, to in- crease baby bonus payments from the present average of per child per month to a new average of per child per month, starting next January. With the planned increased family allowance cheq- ues scheduled to start next January, a 15-year advance "under the B.C. scheme could be worth as much as per child. 1 Mr. Lalonde said the B.C. scheme is modelled after a New Zealand program. He said he had studied it and he was not impressed with what New Zealand is doing. He added tha the New Zealand program is get- ting smaller. Queen urges Canadians to accept monarchy By DOUG SMALL TORONTO (CP) Queen Elizabeth urged Canadians of all ethnic origins Tuesday to ac- cept her as their monarch and the Crown as a symbol of "na- tional sovereignty belonging to all." "It is as Queen of Canada that I am she told prominent Ontarians at a lavish provincial dinner after a heavy day of appearances throughout the hot, muggy provincial capi- tal. It was the second in a 10- day four-province tour. "I would like the Crown to be seen as a symbol of national sovereignty belonging to all. It is not only a link between Com- monwealth nations, but between Canadian citizens of every na- tional origin and ancestry." One of the longest ovations came after the Queen said: "The Crown is an idea more than a person and I would like the Crown in Canada to repre- sent everything that is best and most admired in the Canadian ideal. PROMISE MADE "I will continue to do my best to make it so during my life- time and I hope you will con- tinue to give me your help in this task." The Queen stood, unsmiling, during the long ovation but when she resumed there seemed to be a note of emotion in her voice. In a brief passage spoken in French, the 47-year-old mon- arch drew applause when she said that minorities re-dis- covering their roots in all coun- tries had created conflicts. "But Canada can be admired for its respect for individual Ca- nadians which raises cultural identity above political debate and makes it a right. "The only tning it demands is that all have an opportunity to master one or two of the official languages." Airline workers accept pay pact Inside In one year, Watergate has become syn- onymous with scandal, and cor- ruption. But some courar jous figures stand out, who faced the chaii nge of Watergate almost heroically in their jobs. This is their story. Read about them in a five-part series in today's Herald on Pages 25, 27, 28, 31, 32. Classified ___ 24-28 Comics 30 Comment 4 District 3-8 Family 18-20 Local News 13-14 Markets ......22-23 Sports ee-7 Entertainment 5 TV 5 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 55 HIGH THURS. 85, RISK OF SHOWERS 'It's OK officer. tha MONTREAL ists and maintenance workers have voted 67 per cent in favor of accepting a tentative agree- ment reached last week be- tween the International Associ- ation of Machinists (IAM) and Air Canada, an IAM spokesman said Tuesday. The spokesman said bal- lots were cast in favor of ac- ceptance and against. Air Canada has machinists, and maintenance workers. Voting across Canada began Friday and tabulation was com- pleted Tuesday night, the spokesman said. Tito new contract provides for a 16 per-cent wage increase over a two-year contract. An initial increase of eight per cent is retroactive to last March 26 and a second increase of eight per cent comes into effect March 25, 1974. The contract also calls for a special adjustment of a month for ton-scale IAM mem- bers, generally those with five or more years of experience. SALARY UP An aircraft mechanic earning a year under the old contract will earn a basic salary of effective next March 25. The tentative agreement signed June 19 put an end to 16 days of rotating 24-hour strikes. Thirty-four cities serviced by Air Canada were struck, result- ing in an average of between 15 and 20 cancellations a day. No Herald 011 July 2 The Herald will not publish Monday, July 2, a holiday in observance of Dominion Day. A full roundup of weekend news will be carried in Tues- day's editions. Display advertisers are re- minded of the following dead- lines: advertisements for Tues- day, July 3 must be at The Herald by noon Thursday, June 28; for Wednesday, July 4 and Thursday, July 5 by noon Fri- day. June 29 and for Friday, July 6 by noon Tuesday, July 3. Classified advertisements re- ceived by a.m. Saturday, June 30 will appear in Tues- day's Herald. the president was aware of the cover-up at this point seemed no more than an impression. "I'm reporting the facts as I'm able to recall Dean told the Senate's televised Wa- tergate hearings. He said he doesn't have a tape-recorder memory of that meeting with Nixon. Earlier, Dean read documents to support his charges that the White House kept an "enemies list" of politicians, reporters, union officials and businessmen. The White House challenged Dean to say whether leaked secret testimony about Water- gate as part of a strategy seek- ing immunity from prosecution for his own part hi the case. That question was not put to Dean immediately. Dean gave the Senate's Wa- tergate committee one memo- randum, dated June 12, 1972, in which Charles Colson, then presidential counsellor, said a tax audit should bs ordered against Harold Gibbons, a vice- president of the Teamsters Un- ion whom Colson considered an all-out Nixon enemy. Others marked by the White House as enemies included col- umnist Jack Anderson, former NBC reporter Chet Huntley, Democratic Party Chairman Robert Strauss, who was then party treasurer, and Columbus, Ind., businessman Erwin Millar, a liberal Republican campaign donor. The list also was said to in- clude actors Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda, General Motors heir Stuart Mott, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith and Arthur Schlesinger, a former- aide to President John F. Kennedy. In his third day of televised testimony, Dean was asked questions aimed at testing the truthfulness of his accusatibns that President Nixon lied about Watergate and collaborated top aides in covering up the bugging plot. LUXEMBOURG (CP) Informants say that fol- lowing an all-night session Common Market ministers agreed that the European Community should make improved trade concessions to some overseas coun- tries to compensate them for loss of trade caused by enlargement of the market. This may mean that Canada, particularly, may get more acceptable concessions as a result of market loss resulting from Brit- ain's Common Market entry last January. The bargaining on the con- cessions may be undertaken when world powers gather at Tokyo Sept. 14 to begin a new round of negotiations on reduc- tion of import barriers under the General Agreement on Tar- iffs and Trade The European ministers, winding up a two-day session here Tuesday, agreed that the Brussels-based Common Market commission can act on behalf of the nine-country community to submit new proposals for con- cessions to the affected coun- tries. The question of providing con- cessions previously had been deadlocked because of the com- munity's tough stand against any special deals. Initial offers were reported to have been re- jected by the countries affected as inadequate. Nixon vetoes bill ATTACKED BY U.S. Informants said the Common Market position had come un- der strong overseas attack, par- ticularly from the United States. Sources said that while there is a case for making con- cessions to such countries as Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Poland whose trade, mainly with Britain, had been hit by enlargement of the Common Market, there is little to justify concessions in favor of the U.S. However, some Common Mar- ket members were reported to feel that there should be a "po- litical" gesture in favor of the U.S. The ministers also settled their positions for the GATT ne- gotiations at Tokyo, including a determination that the prin- ciples and mechanisms of the high-tariff European farm im- port policy are not negotiable. The U.S. and other countries have repeatedly called on the community to alter its farm system which they consider highly protective. SAN CLEMTNTE, Calif. (AP) The California Whits House said today Persident Nixon has vetoed a bill that, among other things, would cut off funds for United States bombing of Cambodia. The veto was decided upon shortly after the legislation cleared the Senate by a vote of 81 to 11. Nixon's actions sends the measure, a suppls- mentary money bill, back to the House. Republican leaders there are confident they can gather enough support to prs- vented the two-thirds vote need- ed to overcome the veto. That would prevent the bill from ever returning to the San- ate, where the two-thirds vote seemed assured. Watergate case echoes in court WASHINGTON (AP) Fred- erick LaRue, a senior official of President Nixon's re-election committee pleaded guilty hi fed- eral court today to a charge of conspiring to obstruct justice in the Watergate bugging cover- up. LaRue, a wealthy Mississippi oilman, made a surprise ap- pearance before Judge John Si- rica and waived his right to grand jury indictment. Information presented by the prosecutor alleged that LaRue conspired with unnamed indi- viduals to impede the investiga- tion of the Watergate break-in. Woman wins sweepstake super prize OTTAWA (CP) "At first I didn't think it was true. But then I heard my name on the radio. It must be This is how Stella Sulh'van, winner of the super prize in the Irish Hospital sweepstakes today reacted when she received a long distance telephone call at about a.m. EOT ,from Dublin, Ire- land. "I received two calls from re- porters in Dublin, but I didn't think it was true is more money than I will ever need I still don't believe it. I'm so stunned." Mrs. Sulh'van, a widow with one son, is the seventh Cana- dian to win the super-prize since it was originated in 1970. Using the nom de plume Mutt Head and ticket number WXE 78 41, Mrs. Sullivan's ticket was the first to be drawn from the drum containing entries for the race to be run Saturday. The super-prize draw is not directly related to the actual running. Trudeau says system working ivell Canada Veil off under crown Truce observers hit ground SAIGON (CP) Two Cana- dians were among a truce ob- server group that was forced to cower in a ditch for 15 minutes during a gunfire duel between the Viet Cong and South Viet- namese troops. Ths two Canadians in the group were identified here as Alex Miller of Montreal and Capt. A. R. Robertson of Grande Prairie, Alta, and heard I About town BUSINESSMAN Bryan Matthews commenting on summer fashions after encountering one tourist wearing a brown wig, sun- glasses, long grey wool skirt and cowboy boots strolling down 3rd Ave Bob Der- byshire proudly displaying the clogs he received as a second-hand gift two years ago. TORONTO (CP) Canadians should realize when they are "well off" under the monarchy and not try to change some- thing that is "working reason- ably says Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The monarchy is a matter of constitutional right, said Mr. Trudeau, and "for the vast ma- jority of Canadians, being a monarchy is probably the only form of government acceptable to them." In an interview recorded in advance for broadcast this afternoon on the Betty Kennedy show on CFRB radio station here, the prime minister said that without a Queen the big question would be: Who would serve as head of state? "I think the presidential sys- tem has some advantages but a great deal of he said. "I have always believed in parliamentary democracy and I think that the institution of the monarchy and the Queen head- ing it all has served Canada well in the past and Canadians should realize when they are well off and not try to change a thing which is working reason- ably well." Mr. Trudeau also commented on foreign investment in Can- ada, a national energy policy and his election expenses bill which was talked out in the last Parliament. The prime minister said he is opposed to trying to "buy Can- ada back" from foreign in- vestors. "I think buying the country back would divert our saving and investment toward the past rather than the future. "We should be more inter- ested in buying into the future than going back. When the Can- ada Development Corp. was set up we were thinking of future developments of Canada. "Most of our trade and in- dustry grants are aimed toward buying into the future rather than spending billions to buy back that which is partly for- eign-owned now." But, he said, the Liberal gov- ernment's plans to screen cer- tain foreign investments "will certainly put an end to the time when foreign capital could come into Canada and expand under any conditions." Mr. Trudeau denied that his government had "watered down" its energy policy as some critics have suggested. "It is not true to say there is no energy he said. "There have been a whole series of steps taken by our government and previous gov- ernments." He cited the government's re- fusal some years ago to allow Denison Mines Ltd. to transfer control to United States' inter- ests, and a number of different actions in the energy field. In these, he included actions taken eJsry so often through the Na- tional Energy Board to control fuel experts. All these are part of an energy he said. Mr. Trudeau said that .if the government had not stepped in to regulate oil and gas exports to the U.S., there could have been a heating fuel shortage in Canada next winter. He said he expects that in the next two years the U.S. will de- velop its refinery capacity suf- ficiently to cope with their shorage of fnshed petroleum products. The prime minister also said that he feels the Watergate af- fair in the U.S. might make Parliament more receptive this time to hL election expenses bill, which includes a require- ment for disclosure of all con- tributions of (100 or more.