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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta RECEIVES CLEAR MANDATE IN MANITOBA WINNIPEG (CP) Voters turned out in record numbers Thursday to give Premier Ed Schreyer and his New Demo- cratic Party a clear mandate to continue as the government of Manitoba. While the NDP improved its majority in the legislature and increased its share of the vote by about four per cent, it failed to win the kind of sweeping vic- tory hoped for by the party faithful. The New Democrats, facing voters for the first time from a position of strength, solidified their hold on the North and picked up one seat from the Conservatives in rural Mani- toba. But in the process, hro of Mr. Schreyer's cabinet ministers went down to defeat, one to tlie Conservatives and one to the Liberals. The standings in the next leff- islature and the results from the last general election are; NDP PC Tf'i Other To'al 1973 IOCS 31 28 21 22 5 5 0 2 57 57 One of tiie key factors in the r" wr'-otjjer the so- called non-socialist vote could L .i benind either the Con- servative or Liberal parties. The election results showed that this did not take place, and the NDP picked up support at the expense of the Liberals. The New Democrats captured 42 per cent of the party vote, compared with 38.1 per cent in the 1969 general election. The Conservatives had 37 per cent, up from the 1989 figure of 35.5 per cent, and the Liberals dropped to 19 per cent from 23.9 per cent. In nine constituencies the Conservatives and Liberals cided not to oppose each other, but the strategy proved success- ful only in the Winnipeg riding of St. Boniface. St. Boniface has traditionally been a Liberal stronghold, and Liberal candidate Paul Marion, deputy mayor of Winnipeg, de- feated Larry Desjardins, minis- ter of cultural affairs. Mr. Desjardins won the seat as a Liberal in 1969, then switched to the NDP. He is gen' erally credited with saving Mr. Schreyer's then-minority gov- ernment during the tem- pestuous Autopac debate of 19701 An anti-NDP group known as the Group for Good Government had endorsed candidates in 18 ridings in hopes of con- centrating the anti-NDP vote behind the strongest non-NDP candidate. GGG endorsements presum- ably helped five Conservatives win re-election as well as help- Ing Liberal Lloyd Axworthy wrest a seat from the Con- servatives' Inez Trueman in the Winnipeg riding of Fort Rouge. The group's main achieve- ment, however, was probably its support for the Con- servatives' George Minaker in the West Winnipeg riding of St. James. Mr. Minaker defeated, Attorney-General A. H. Mack- ling in a three-way race. All three party leaders were returned to the legislature by voters -in their Winnipeg rid- ings. Mr. Schreyer won his seat in a two-way race hotly con- tested by Conservative Alf Pen- ner, a Winnipeg city councillor. Conservative Leader Sidney Spivak easily retained his River Heights seat, but Liberal Leader Izzy Asper's election in Wolseley was in doubt until the last polls reported. Six of the 57 races were de- cided by fewer than 100 votes, and in all cases except Mr. Des- jardins' loss in St. Boniface, the final figures resulted in mem- bers of the last legislature being re-elected. PREMIER PLEASED Premier Schreyer, 37, who now has seven consecutive elec- toral victories to his credit, said he regrets the defeat of two cabinet colleagues, but is gener- ally pleased at the outcome. Mr. Spivak, 45, a former min- ister industry and under two previous Tory gov- ernments, said his party will continue as an active opposition to the NDP. He also invited members of the Liberal caucus to join him to form a united opposition, al- though he said he doesn't ex- pect any early defections. Mr. Asper, 40, known through- out Canada as a tax expert and an outspoken advocate of a bet- ter deal for the West, said Thursday's results laid the groundwork for his party's eventual recovery from its dis- astrous showing in the 1969 race. The UthbruUje Herald Missing truce VOL. LXVI No. 169LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1973 TEN CENT? THREE SECTIONS 32 PAGES observers safe BILL GROENEN photo Live and learn Experience is the greatest teacher this young tot is about to discover as he chews (or is it gums) through the water hose. Nine-month- old Shawn Wasilenko, 2209 18 St., Coaldale, doesn't realize he could have satisfied his thirst with a lo less work at the end of the hose. Dean has memory lapse Bonn raises mark value From AP-Reuter BONN (CP) Wast Germany revalued its mark upward by per cent against seven other European countries today. The U.S. dollar, rated by experts as underprked, plunged to all-time lows on major Euro- pean exchanges, than gained slightly on some. The West German move came 4% months after the 10-per-cent devaluation of the dollar in February and a three-per-cent upward revaluation of the mark in March. Since then, major European currencies have been allowed to float against the dollar, with the strong German money pushing upward in value and the dol- lar drifting even lower. In contrast to earlier monetary crises, major ex- changes in Europe remained open. Finance Minister Helmut Schmidt said the West German central bank would intervene to support seven other European currencies taking part in the joint float against the dollar, but he hoped the new, higher rate for the mark would make this unnecessary. The mark was revalued upward by 5'fc per cent against the currencies of France, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway and Sweden- The West German central bank said U.S. mone- tary officials are optimistic thai the dollar now will stabilize at its present level or begin to climb back. Inside Classified 18-21 Comics 24 Comment 4 District 3 Family 16-17 Local News 13-14 Markets 2t Sports......10-11-J5 Entertainment 9 Travel 24 TV............ 5-9 Weather..........2 Workshop........28 LOW TONIGHT 59, HIGH SAT. 70; TJItWDEU SHOWERS WASHINGTON (AP) John Dean today conceded, when confronted fay hotel records, that he may have named the wrong hotel as the site o! a meeting at which he said he discussed Watergate hush money with President Nixon's personal lawyer, Herbert Kal- mbach. Dean had said he met Kal- mbach June 29, 1972, in the cof- fee shop of the Mayflower Ho- tel. But when Senator Edward Gurney (Rep. Fla.) showed ho- tel records indicating that Kal- mbach was registered at the Statler Hilton that date, Dean conceded that he may have been wrong about where the meeting took place. H e noted, after being prompted by one of his lawyers that the name of the Statler Hil- ton's coffee shop is the May- flower. Gurney, in his Questioning of Dean once misspoke and called the Statler Hilton the Washing- ton Hilton, which is a third ho- tel. It ws the first factual dis- crepancy to turn up in Dean's marathon televised testimony before the Senate's Watergate committee. He has testified for five days. Dean sid also he knew of no legal work done at the White House exploring whether Con- gress h'as a right to subpoena the president. Shortly before Dean began his fifth day of testimony, Senator Howard Baker (Rep. the committee vice-chairman, appealed to the president to give a sworn account of his meetings with his accuser, Dean, but said he believes the constitution bars the committee from compelling the president to testify. Troops fire on palace of Chilean president No Herald on July 2 The Herald will not publisii Monday, July 2, a holiday in observance of Dominion Day. A full roundup of weekend news will be carried in Tuesday's ed- itions. Display advertisers are re- minded of the following dead- lines: advertisements for Fri- day, July 6, must be at The Herald by noon, Tuesday, July 3. Classified advertisements re- ceived by a.m. Saturday, Jun? .TO will appear in Tues- day's Herald. SANTIAGO (AP) Elements of a Chilean army regiment at- tacked President Salvador Al- lende's place in downtown San- tiago today. I ne Marxist leader, who was not in the palace, said all other military units remained loyal to him. He declared a state of emer- gency throughout Chile. Four tanks and a half dozen trucks carrying troops drew up to the place during the morn- ing rush hour and opened fire with machine guns on the pal- ace guard, the carabineros, or naJonal police. Allende said in a country-wide radio broadcast that "a se- ditious sector'1 of the Chilean army was involved. Allende spoke after the attack began in downtown Santiago during the rash hour. People fled the scene in panic. He identified the troops firing on his Moneda palace as ele- ments of the 1st Armored Dvi- sion. Allende took office Nov. 3, 1970, for a six-year term. H i s administration was formed of a coalition of Com- munists and Socialists and hs announced erm at inauguration was to make Chile a Socialist slate. Since Allende has been at the head of the government, prices have ripen and food and other essential commodities have run short. Released PoW back to Laos COURTENAY, B.C. (CP) Lloyd Oppsl, the Canadian mis- sionary who spent several months in a prisoner of war camp is North Vietnam, said today be plans to return to work in Lnos in October "to pick up where I left off." This sparked demonstrations by anti-Marxists from time to time. Allende supporters also have held demonstrations. stricken during cruise MIAMI, Fla. (AP) A lux- ury liner steamed at full speed toward Miami today as three physicians aboard struggled to trest passengers and crew, nearly all stricken with diarrhea, dizziness and fever. Officials in contact with the Norwegian Caribbean Lines Skyward said none of the pas- sengers or crew members was in serious condition. They all wsre scheduled to be quar- antined when the ship arrives in Miami early Saturday. SAIGON (CP) Two Cana- dian officers were reported safe in a Viet Cong rubber plan- tation more than 24 hours after they were reported missing east of Saigon. Hegional commander Col. Jim Morrow of Toronto and Montreal, who led search for the two missing officers, said the. latest information received by the International Commis- sion of Control and Supervision (ICCS) indicated the two offi- cers were stopped at a Viet Cong roadblock about 35 miles east of Saigon and led into the rubber plantation. He said the two unarmed truce Ian Pat- ton, 28, of Toronto, and Cant. Fletcher Thomson, 28, of Ot- are "sitting in a rubber plentation sur- rounded by about 20 armed PRO (Viet Cong) and swatting mosquitos." First reports suggested the two men, on ICCS patrol st'll were sitting in their clearly- marked jeep at the roadblock. DISCUSS SITUATION Morrow told a reporter at his Bien Hoa headquarters 30 miles north of Saigon that a Viet Cong liaison officer, who flew to the area near Cam Tarn village with the search party, has been able to discuss the matter with the Viet Cong regional com- mander. Arrangements are being made to try to fly the two Canadians out of the area Satur- day. "We have laid on a chopper early tomorrow to bring them Col. Moorow said. He said they were on a rou- tine trip to fly the ICCS flag. Other Canadian officers said that Viet Cong units in this rub- ber plantation area in the past have told Canadian observers they doubt whether an ICCS really exists and the Canadians are imposters. Col. Morrow said the search party which flew to the area in two helicopters today arranged for the South Vietnamese to .guarantee the search party's safety as far as Cam Tarn Sat- urday. Another teacher strike looms By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer Rural Southern A1 b erta teachers are prepared to strike again if they don't get a new one year contract Dec. 31. The announcement today by a spokesman for the teachers less than three months after 1.3CO rural teachers were oidered back to work following a three wesk strike in March. An 18 month retroactive contract between the teachers and the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association was signed earlier this spring. It expires Dec. 31. Negotiator for country edu- cators is Morgan Johnson of Pincher Creek. Mr. Johnson re- places former negotiator Russ Purdy, a County of Lethbridge teacher, who has returned to university. Mr. Johnson said his group hopes to meet SASAA bargain- ing agents by mid September to negotiate a new one year agreement between teachers and rural trustees. He said rural teachers will seek an increase in their sal- ary grid this fall but declined to say what percentage boost will be sought. Mr. Johnson said teachers will also seek trustee contribu- tions to the Alberta Health Plan and Blue Cross two conten- fc'wis items which were not in- cluded in the existing contract. Ha said any combination of no health benefits and a low salary grid- will mean strike action by Uie new year. Mr. Johnson said teachers will definitely strike if rural principals are not included in the nerw contract or if SASAA agents' attempt to include prin- cipals? in a separate agreement as management personnel. He said he is hopeful agree- ment can be reached without a teacher walkout. He said rural teachers will seek government action to support their stand if contract talks bog down this fall. Weary royal pair enjoy festival and heard About town Side Story cast adopting 17 month-old Kim Burrows as mascot Fire Chief Wilf Russell try- ing to determine whether his men deliberately or accident- ally him during recent fire. NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. (CP) The fourth, and busiest, day of the royal tour ended here Thursday with a performance of George Bernard Shaw's You Never Can Tell and a good deal of British humor. The Queen, who looked slightly drawn and weary after shaking the hands of 200 offi- cials in six communities, sat quietly, chuckling, occasionally; but Prnce Philip frequently slapped his knee and roared with laughter during the Shaw Festival comedy. Renowned British comedian Stanley Hollo- way, one of the show's stars, earned the appreciation with a dazzling performance. A tortuous day of hand-shak- ing and receptions during their appearances in six communities in western Ontario set the Oueen and Prince Phillip more than an hour behind schedule for their Shaw Festival date. Despite frequent bouts of rain throughout the day, crowds esti- mated by police at between 300.00 and a half million lined railway tracks, procession routes, public squares and town stadiums in Breslau, Cam- bridge, Kitchener, London, St. Catharines and here. Faulkner, Paisley lead vote BELFAST (AP) Former Prime Minister Brian Faulkner was an early front runner in Northern Ireland's elections to- day and was reported certain of a seat in the province's new as- sembly. A strong personal showing also was reported for Rev. Ian Paisley, joint leader of a "loyal- ist coalition" determined to break Faulkner's hold on lead- ership of the Protestant major- ity. Counting was Conducted un- der massive security pre- cautions against bombings by the Irish Republican Army. Alberta pipeline idea rejected OTTAWA The federal gov- ernment's much-touted and al- ready-leaked energy study ef- fectively rejects the idea of building a pipeline eastward to Montreal, to supply Alberta oil to the Ottawa Valley and sec- tions east now dependent on im- ported oil. Instead, the energy study sug- gests that in the event of an eastern Canada's oil supply could be guarded by an increased storage capacity, by a quickly-implemented tional rationing scheme, or by some sort of oil exchange agreement with the United States. It goes on to estimte that an oil exchange arrangement with the the U.S. would attempt to supply eastern Canada while western Canada would supply western United States with a national oil rationing scheme "should extend the supply of oil well be- yond an assumed crisis period lasting some six months." The study notes that until recently. Canadians east of the Ottawa Valley under the Na- tional oil policy have received imported oil at prices consider- ably cheaper than the rest of the country being supplied with domestic. Alberta oil. Ottawa and the Valley are included in the eastern section of the coun- try and rely on imported oil, while the rest of Ontario, in- cluding Toronto, receive Al- berta oil at a cost of about 50 cents more per barrel. Major points in the study: Oil and gas resources will meet Canadian needs until the end of the 21st century, but at ever- increasing exploitation costs. Moderate resource devel- opment, including a Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, can be han- dled without difficulty as long as some economic slack exists. Domestic price controls would not insulate Canada from rising world prices. Barring now discoveries, the key to adequate oil hinges on continued importa- tion of large oil volumes into eastern Canada. Canada can develop all the energy supplies it needs and keep the environment clean with only a five-to-seven per cent increase over other costs. Oil rncl pas r e g u 1 a tions and royalty ratss should be re- viewed. The policies of foreign- owned companies must be com- patible with domestic objec- tives. Government policies -must protect the lifestyles of natives in Use North. Nuclear power, now only half of one per cent of all elec- trical energy, will grow to 40 per cent and comprise eigte per cent of the'energy by 2000. A national petroleum cor- poration could bring some benefits but at high cost. The study forsees people driv- ing smaller cars that may cut gasoline consumption two or three times below current rates. However, motorists will prob- ably drive more miles a year and pollution control devices will lead to higher gasoline coo- ;