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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast Wednesday The lethbridge Herald LX1V 8U MARCH 1971 PRICE OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES The last days of Dief rule told in book By DAVE MclNTOSH OTTAWA CP Eighteen days before the 1967 Conservative leadership convention was to a chauffeur driven limousine arrived at the Opposition leaders home in suburban It was a Mayor Jean Drapeau had come from Montreal to talk to John Diefenbaker about the possibility of suc ceeding him as Conservative The ar ranged at Diefenbakers lasted about two About noon that Diefenbaker told James the partys national director Its all its all Jolmston tells about this meeting in his book The Partys to be published April 2 by Longman Canada at Johnston a few days later went to Montreal to try his persuasion on But it was Cen tennial Year and the mayor was having too much Fun presiding over Johnston quotes Diefenbaker as saying she was almost ready to go to Montreal herself to talk with Canadas first postal service centre launched TORONTO CP At Canadas first postal service centre which officially opened you can buy a present as well as mail The located in a suburban shopping m a sells items of Canadians in cooperation with Informa tion It also sells government a variety of Canadian maps and T t provides the usual postal services but in a brightly colored setting with pipedin music and employ ees in colored Gordon director of the central On tai io postal said the with 10 lias a larger staff than most other post offices because it stays open until 9 Mon day to Egypt unite military commands Southern troops blow up guns From KHE Vietnam CP South Vietnamese troops blew up their guns today and aban doned a strategic artillery base Bank pays bandit A Dief loyalist He was national director of the party in the hectic dump Dief years which culminated in the 1967 election of Robert Stanfield as party He was one of the most loyal of the Diefenbaker At the Toronto Diefenbaker asked Johnston whom he thought would When Johnston said the Old Chief said Stan eh Hell never be prune In his fascinating account of how it looked from the inside Mr Johnston maintains that Mr Diefenbaker would never have entered the 1967 leadership contest if he could have found a way out with But little men had squeezed and pushed and tried to corner There was no nothing that would let John Diefenbaker step out with It seemed that the party establishment was in the hands of those who were deliberately trying to humiliate Johnston says Dalton then party presi led the dump Dief campaign because he wanted the leadership for Hes the guy he likes he says of Johnson writes that a Nova Scotia MP told him Stanfield entered the leadership race because otherwise Camp would have thus forcing Diefenbaker to Lost the war Camp won his battle to oust Diefenbaker but the Conservative party lost the Johnson says that after the party meeting in Ottawa at which the decision was taken to hold a leadership Conservative MPs loyal to Diefenbaker wanted to form their own There would have been enough of them so that they would have still formed the official But Diefenbaker would have none of Johnston The Chief said they never split away from the would be Diefenbaker was informed while sharkfishing off Florida that another candidate had entered the leadership He told Johnston Send him down to I could use him as The book says William Davis now Ontario might well have won the leadership in 1967 if he had Johnston jibes at his parly in general as well a at Camp and the Camp Describing one party he says Like good everyone was shouting at everyone Signals crossed In late the party caucus swept out of the na tional executive all the antiDiefenbaker MPs except Gordon MP for Fair weather was supposed to go too but the signals got mixed and he was Gordon former MP for Winnipeg South said he had been in three wars Second and Jolmston says the Conservatives lost the 1965 election when Duff the premier of declined Io run in Churchills preferred seat Johnston generally was critical of In the election campaign when the Conserva tives Camp as campaign director had run the most disastrous campaign in party history As parly president Camp had been in actho unco nwl donothing Mccluig Diefcnbjker face to Camp had become so flustered he had addressed the opposi tion lender as prime what I like to Ditfenbaker had Keep it In when Camp was beaten for the second time hying to get elected to Johnston says he had the nf telephoning the news to Dicfenbakci in Prince He quoits Diefenbalcr as saying I am I am CP Paid Arthur James of about 30 miles north of was re manded to March 24 when he appeared in provincial court today to face a charge of rob bing a Sudbury bank by threat of The robbery Monday morning involved a bizarre bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax at a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Police said two detectives ar rested a man late Monday night after stopping a bus en route to North Bay from and recovered more than in large A t 11 bank manager Gagnon received a telephone call from a man who said a bomb in a suitcase left in the bank would be deto nated by remote control unless money was left in the lobby of a nearby The money was delivered and bombdemolition experts from Canadian Forces Base North Bay later opened a grey canvas bag found in the It con tained two cement but no When the forces men the suitcase was pulled out of the bank on a cord and loaded into a truck filled with sand Escorted by two the truck was driven slowly two miles to a city with po lice cordoning off intersecting At the a fuse and a blasting cap were detonated on tile suitcase but there was no The suitcase was then opened and the two cement bricks were in Laos under heavy North Viet namese military sources here The sources said troops of the 1st Infantry Division left Fire Base Lolo on The outpost was pounded by some 300 North Vietnamese rockets and mortar shells Monday and antiaircraft toe in the area was The Associated Press said the South Vietnamese fled from nine miles southeast of Se because helicopters couldnt gel through the anli aircrafl fire to bring them artil lery and the base ran out of About men pulled out of Lolo and made a night march to Landing Zone another Vietnamese base five miles to the The South Vietnamese spiked thenartillery pieces and left them Immediately after the B52 bomb ers attacked the base and the area around SECOND WITHDRAWAL It was the second time in foul days that South Vietnamese pulling back toward their own border to avoid large clashes with North Vietnamese have blown up their guns in leaving a fire China confirms space launch HONG KONG Reuter China confirmed today that it had successfully launched a new earth satellite last March Peking radio said the satellite second Peking has re ported for sci entific It said the 486pound satellite was lofted into orbit March and currently is circling the earth once every 106 Lebanon CAP Syria and Egypt have formed a military union which places their armed forces under a single Syrian President Hafez announced Diplomatic sources here said the militarv union opens the ay for Egypt to set up air bases m Syria from which its planes would be in easy striking dis tance of Israeli CHARLES GARNON PIERRE VALLIERES Two labelled national threats MONTREAL CP Charles Gagnon and Pierre VaUieres described at a court hear ing Monday as national threats and the leaders of the outlawed Front de Liberation du Chief Crown prosecutor Ste phan Cuddihy made the accusa tion while opposing bail applica tions by the two men facing charges of seditious conspiracy and membership in the Judge Francois Chevalier of Quebec Superior Court reserved decision until next Monday after bearing an and a former sociology pro have been in prison on charges connected with terrorist activities much uf the time since Vallieres was recently ar raigned on several new including four of counselling to murder in connection with al leged plots to kidnap Quebec politicians and An application to the Supreme Court of Canada was filed on behalf of Gagnon Monday for the right to appeal a 1968 con spiracy Cuddihys charge against the pair at the Montreal bail hearing followed argument by Gagnon that the Crown did not oppose bail for Jacques Larue a former radio broad caster also charged with sedi tious conspiracy and FLQ mem The prosecutor how that the men were na tional threats who should not be The real reasons for our objeclion are the events of Octo he We know that Vallieres and Gagnon are the leaders of the He was1 referring to the kid nappings of British envoy James Cross and former Quebec labor minister Pierre later found Cross was released unharmed after being held 60 Justice Chevalier also re served judgment until Monday on a motion by Vallieres1 chal lenging court jurisdiction in a sedition charge laid in connec tion with his book Negres Blancs Ne groes of IN LINE WITH PLAN Assad spoke o the new union in an interview with a group of Egyptian correspond ents in Syrias capi The was broad cast by Cairo radio and moni tored The Egyptian and Sviian war fronts have been united into one under the new joint com said We now have a military umon between our two The Syrian leader did rot ex plain the exact composition and powers of Ihe joinl command bul said it was in Imp with plans to weld Libya and Sudan into a feta Assad adopled a less intransi gent policy on the question ot peace efforts in the Middle East than the proMarxist Syrian government he overthrew last Egypts diplomatic efforts to reach a peaceful settlement with Israel have Syrias full Assad Diplomaic efforts are an important element in the battle for tha liberation of occupied Arab land and as such must not be he Assad said Syria is not hostile to the American and British peoples but is against their governments which are totally agms the favor Of Israel and JERUSALEM Reuter Premier Golda Meirs govern ment today survived tn o nocon fidence motions in connection with her reported readiness to return Io Jordan much of the Israelioccupied west bank of the River Joidan The 28 members of the two parties which introduced the motions in the Knesset parlia ment refused to vote after their call for a secret ballot was rejected in a stormy Pandemonium broke out in the House over lie procedural issue of whether the vote should be and members shouted at each other as the Spaeker appealed for Opposition members shouted This is not you are not respecting the rights of the When the Speaker finally called for the vote on the no confidence opposition members stormed out of the THREE ABSTAIN Three members of the Na tional Religious party abstained in view of the partys call for retention of the west the biblical Judea and for historical and religious Meir said Israel would reject any attempt to im pose future Rogers sees danger of third big war Peking seeks toehold in Indian Ocean Tricta will we need such a bis house WASHINGTON AP intelligence sources say China is trying to lease port facilities in which could give Peking a strategic toehold in the Indian The Chinese want a new port at Trincomalee to service naval and merchant these sources Intelligence analysts expect the Ceylonese government will be receptive to the Chinese ov though favoring an ar rangement that would limit port use to merchant This report coincides with other intelligence information that the Chinese have converted a cargo vessel into a missile tracking American officials interpret deployment of the tracking ship as indicating Peking may be near its long awaited first full test of an intercontinental ballis tic using the far reaches of the Indian Ocean as a test Already concerned about So viet penetration of the Indian strategists now see the possibility of the other Com munist superpower moving into an area once dominated by the British Navy but now without any major Western military American officials described Trincomalee as an excellent harbor and say it potentially is one of the best military bases in Southeast It was a major British Fleet base until and now is used by Ceylons liny The Russian which began cruising Ihe Indian Ocean more or less regularly some three years has concen trated its operations in the Western part where it could in fluence Moslem and African na Seen and heard About town rITY aldermen sharing a bag of jellybeans that somehow turned up in Chichcsters of possibly as a result of a recent suggestion by him that the vending machine be switched to jellybeans Fred Harshcnin purchasing an old truck for fishing and hunting buying new li cence plates1 and then watch ing somewhat in horror as Ihe entire frame collapsed when it was placed on the hoist for a quick WASHINGTON AP State Secretary William Rogers said today that failure of Middle East peace efforts could pro duce a very dangerous situation in the world and possibly lead to World War Rogers told a news confer ence The climate has never been better for a settlement in lie Middle But he added If we dont make a settlement now were going to plant the seeds of fu ture At a later point he stated this warning We think that if the situation is not worked out in the reason able future the very dangerous situation could develop and pos sibly lead to World War DISAGREES WITH MEIR Rogers sharply disputed the Israeli policy expressed by Pre mier Golda Meir that Israel must base its future security on the geographical position it es tablishes through peace settle He urged instead that Israel give at least equal importance to political arrangements built around a United Nations Middle East peacekeeping force in which the United Stales and the other great powers would par Rogers refused to say that he was proposmg a Middle East security But he said he was talking about a written do cument and a contractual agreement entered into by the parties and sealed and Israels security problem which would be the heart of any Middle East peace will be a major topic in tots here Friday between Rogers and Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Hollywood silent films star Bebe Daniels dies ARME GOLFS WITH AGNEW CAP Ar nold Palmer celebrated his vic tory in the Citrus Invitational bygolfing Monday with a fa mous Spuo Alberta area split over language CP Peaceful coexistence is turning into a cold war between some renchand Englishspeaking residents of this farming com nnmitv ifio northeast of Frenchspeaking residents be Ihe Englishspeaking are doggedly opposed to bilingual ism and biculturalisrn the Eng many of Ukrain ian feel bilingualism is being shoved down their The French came to then Hie English came and boat municipal district coun cillor Ycels B Cold war in Bonnyville UkrainianCanadian told a re I say we should keep it that All wo i what Hie law of the rmmlrj wo are cnh iled to replies town councillor Dr Bernard Bros a The two groups lived to gether harmoniously for The majoriy of Ihe townspeople are Frenchspeaking and Romnn Catholic the majority in tinsuiToiiiiflMir niral area arc Engushspcakmg and Prot estant Theres a possibility tha Bon nyville area may be declared a federal bilingual mean ing thai all federal services xvould lime to bo offered in both Frenchspeaking res idents hope ether towns and tlic province will follow I will move says mu nicipal district councillor George Hutskal of a RomanianCanadian have worked all his limp lopether and now they vnm In pull said K r a n w As long as thovrc putting it down our 1 wont go for At the last Dominion Census in the mother tongue of 41 per cent of the population in the Bminyville census district was 21 per rent ami 18 per cent French Present population of Bonnyville town is approximately I dont know fthat theyre afraid said chairman of the dis trict school Some ot hem think a few Frenchspeak ing Canadians arc to run he whole1 show All Im is they respect us for what we Frenchspeaking and Roman LONDON AP Bebe Dan brunette star of Rio Rita and hundreds of other early Hollywood died today at her London She was 70 and had lived in seclusion with her husband of nearly 41 actor Ben Lyonj since suffering a stroke in She suffered anolher in developed pneu monia and was relumed home from a Wimbledon hospilal Ihis She died of a cerebral Frail and weak in her last she nevertheless told an interviewer at her bedside a few days ago Ill get out of real soon Miss Daniels died a week after Ilnruld with whom she made a comedy a week for four Their collaboration began when she was 14 and al ready a seasoned Her success with Lloyd at tracted Cecil dc who starred her in Male and Female and There fol lowed a succession of hits op pOMte Wallace Rudolph Edward Robinson and Miss Daniels married the star ot the classic Hells Angels in after reports of mmaree with John Gil noieliM Michael runner Choiley Paddock and BEBE DANIELS ;