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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta suwn HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 40 VOL. LX1II 80 The Lethkidge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Heavy Firing Erupts For School Plan .MIL'HKI. CHAKTKAXD By GERARD McNEIL OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau's pa- tience was tested, perhaps to the limit, Monday as labor leader Michel Chartrar-d directed a spray of un- printable insults at Mr. Trudeau and the cabinet. The fusillade came before, during and after a meeting al which lite Confederation of National Trade Unions, a Quebec-based labor federation, presented its annual brief to the federal government. As Mr. Trudeau left tte room, Mr. Charlrar.d shouted: "Go away your geons." The prime minister wheeled around, took a step towards Mr. Chartraml, and said: "1 don't need anyone to protect myself from you." Others stepped between (he pair and Revenue Slin- kier Jean-Pierre Cote persuaded Mr. Trudeau lo leave. Mr. Chartrand, president of the Montreal council of the CNTU, describes himself as a socialist and has supported Quebec separatist move- ments. Last December he was acquitted on a charge of sedition arising from a speech lie made about the Quebec government's controversial language bill. To Lose Contract The CNTU represent 450 maH '.nick drivers in Montreal who will lose their jobs next week when the postal contract of G. LaPalme, Inc., their employer, expires. About 100 drivers paraded before Parliament Mon- day, accusing Postmaster-General Eric Kierans of trying to break the union and put them o'jt of work. As the union leaders filed into the coronitlee room, most put aside (heir placards but Mr. Chartrand un- furled his. It bore a symbol of the separatist Farli- Quebecois. Mr. Kierans just grinned as Mr. Charlrand sug- gested that he should be jailed for delaying the mails. Mr. Chartrand called Mr. Trudeau and Labor Bryce Mackasey "glorified slaves of UK Uniled States." He addressed Mr. Trudeau in English, a separatist Insult to French-speaking Canadians who are federally- Inclined. Mr. Trudeau told him to "speak proper French." CNTU President Marcel Pepin began reading tho brief but was constantly interrupted by his voluble subordinate. When Mr. Mackascy asked Mr. Charlrar.d not lo interrupt, Mr. Charlrand shouted "go to hell" repeatedly al Ibe federal labor minister. Tlirow Him Out "If you want him thrown out, we'll do Mr. Trudeau said lo Mr. Pepin, who replied lhal Mr. Char- trand was his right-hand man. He succeeded in quieting him and read the brief. Finanace Minister Edgar Benson then made some remarks. Mr. Chartrand told him to speak in French and Mr. Pepin again stepped in lo quiet him. As the meeting ended, Mr. Cnartrand accused Mr. Trudeau of having a British Columbia youlh Ihrown in jail for insulting him. Mr. Trudeau said Mr. Char- lrand was inventing Ihij. "You are raping (he Mr. Charlrand replied. "I don't lie. You, you arc a Christ of a liar. "You are a slave of Ihe United States too slack to discuss Irue problems." Richard Bruce Jesmer, 17, a laborer from Niagra Falls, Ont. swore out a complaint in Vancouver, Aug. II, 1902, charging Prime Minislcr Trudeau with com- mon assault. Al a preliminary hearing in Vancouver Aug. 22, Justice of Ihe Peace Don Slcwarl, rejeclcd (he com- plaint, saying evidence was "inconclusive." f Jcsmer testified lhal the prime minister had hit him after Jesraer called him a creep. Mr. Charlrand referred to the mnil truck drivers and last moallis, Canadian unemployment figures. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Heavy shooting broke cul be- tween Ijcbancse army Iroops and Palestinian guerrillas here today, witnesses reported. The shooting was in and arour.d the teeming Sabra quarter cf the southern edge of th? city, tho witnesses said. Sabra is inhabited mainly by Palestinians. The witnesses said guerrillas were firing from balconies and doorways, at army Ircops posi- tioned arour.d a teachers col- lege and a spsrts stadium. RKI.AT10NS TENSE The army returned the fire, l-chanese-guerrilla relations have hcon tense since a guer- rilla was killwl and several wounded in what Palestinians claim was an army ambush in southern Lebanon lasl week. On o'.her Middle East fronts, Israeli jets were out again bombing Egyptian targets along the Suez canal. In the Israeli-oc- cupied Golan Heights of Syria, Syrian and Israeli forces fought battles with casualties claimed by both sides. Artillery positions and anti- aircraft defences were hit in Ihe canal's southern sector and the jets operated up to 16 miles be- hind Egyptian lines in the can- al's central area, the spokes- man said. Israel is likely to lake all steps necessary lo prevent Iho installation of new Russian-built SAM-3 missile batteries along the Suez canal, even if they aro manned by Soviet crews, the Je- rusalem Post military corre- spondent said today. Quoting "authoritative the correspondent said the mis- siles so far have not been en- trusted even to the closest allies of the Soviet Union and always were manned exclusively by Russian troops. WASHINGTON' (Reuters) President Nixon earmarked today during Ihe nexl two years to help U.S. pub- lic schools cope with court-or- dered desegregation and im- prove education in areas hurl by racial imbalance. In a major' policy statement on the school desegregalion problem, Nixon announced thai He said, for instance, that tho Supreme Court recently ruled that every school district is obliged lo terminate dual sys- tems at once and operate only unitary schools. But ii dealt only in general terms with what constituted a unitary system, he said. Canada Protests Action Of Red Consular Man Actresses Killed In Street proposal meant a re-order- ing of priorities on the domestic scene. He said he would ask Con- gress lo diverl from previous budget requests for do- mestic programs in Ibe 1971 fin- ancial year beginning July 1. lie also said lie had ordered to be budgeted for the same purposes in the follow- ing fiscal year. Nixon said liis aim is to make school desegregation easier and more effective, lo raise Ihe standard of predominantly black schools and lo promote in- ler-racial contact for pupils in predominantly while schools. Nixon said tte federal govern- ment's policies would not re- quire support for transporting pupils by bus beyond normal geographic school zones for Ite purpose of achieving racial bal- ance. The president drew a distinc- tion between de jure segrega- separation con- do-ed by public officials in Ihe South as a inaltcr c? and de caused by housing and eco- nomic pallerns. REJECTS DEMANDS Opposing demands by civil rights groups a strict racial balance in Ihe neighborhood school would be deemed by Ite federal government to be the most appropriate base for com- pliance. "Few public issues are so emotionally charged as Ihat of school desegregation. None is more imporlanl lo our na- tional unity and progress." Reaffirming supporl for tha J9M United States Supreme Court decision that deliberate segregation of students by race in the public schools is unconsti- tutional, Nixon said his purpose is to help clarify questions on which the court has tol yet spo- ken definitively. Alberta House Paves Way For Recess SOLDIERS SORT MAIL U.S. Air Force members sort mail al the general post office in midtown Manhatlan. The men were ordered to Nc-w York by President Nixon during Ihe current U.S. postal Striking U.S. Mailmen Trickle Back To Work From AP-neulers Tte back-to-work movement President Nixon of more than p.OM regular servicemen, na- EDMONTON (CP) Two actresses from Ontario are dead as a result of an acci- dent Monday night in which a car mounted a sidewalk and plowed into a group of pe- destrians. Josephine Fitzgerald Kirby, aboul 65, of Ottawa and Anna Mae Cullen of Toronto were re- turning from rehearsal of Tte Lovers al Ihe Citadel Theatre when the accident occurred. The play's opening sched- uled for Wednesday nigh! has been cancelled. "The Lovers" is a two-part play. Tne section in which the women were lo appear is call- ed "Tile Losers." One of the women was kill- ed at tte "accident scene, Jas- per Ave., the city's main casl- wesl thoroughfare, and 106th Street. The o'.her died early to- day. BLACKED OUT Robert Cullen of Toronto, hus- band of one of the dead wo- men, is in serious condition In hospital. Three otter pe- destrians were Irealcd at Iho hospital and released. A police spokesman said to- day lhal (lie driver of the car, Clarence Demers, -58, of Beau- monl, a small town aboul 10 idles southeast of Edmonton, apparently blacked out just prior to the accident. He was uninjured. EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta legislature paved tte way for the Easter recess Monday when members approved with- out debate a motion calling for a four-day weekend. The motion, Introduced by Municipal Affairs Mini s I e r Fred Coltornc, the government house leader, -.rill require the legislature to adjourn from Thursday night, March 26 to Tuesday afternoon, March 31. The legislature this year opened Jan. 29, two weeks ear- lier than usual. The Easter re- cess is traditional. jobs. There were also some hints of a possible break in New York where federal troops were sorting mail after President Nixon declared the walkout a national emergency. Officials of tte Chicago branch of Ihe National Associa- tion of Letter Carriers led the return in that city. A post office spokesman indicated thai Ihe men had returned at 32 of 52 neighborhood branches. In Detroit, Robert Purdue, director of postal operations, said the workers appeared to be returning in full force at Ite G a.m. shift change. Picket lines went down in front of the main few fles broke out. Legislation currently before the House of Representatives would give workers a pay in- crease of 12 per cent on July 1, with half of it I'etroaetr-e lo last Jan. 1. The postal workers want an immediate 40-per-cent pay raise. Postal employees currently earn annual salaries ranging from to after 21 years, they are seeking a sal- ary schedule of from lo OTTAWA (CP) Actions of Soviets second secretary among Canadians of Estonian descent are considered "prejudicial to tte improvement of Canada-So- viet the external af- fairs department said today. It said E. A. Ritchie, under- secretary of state of external af- fairs, has summoned Soviet Ambassador Boris P. Miros- ehnichcnko lo complain aboul action1: attributed lo Mikhail A. Murnikov. The action was being taken after complaints from a number of Canadians of Estonian de- scent and after a formal com- plaini received earlier today from tho Estonian Central Coun- cil in Canada. A departmental spokesman said Mr. Murnikov is a second secretary in Ihe of the Soviet embassy and has been in Can- ada since November, 1965. He said Ihe department had been pondering what action to lake as a result of earlier com- plaints about the actions of Mr. Murnikov in circulating among Estonian-anceslry citizens. Receipt of the letter dated March 20 prompted Mr. Ritchie lo summon the Soviet ambassa- dor to say Mr. Mumikov's ac- tions are "keenly resented" among such Canadians and they are to cease. He did nol elaborate on what aciions were involved. The spokesman was asked about a published report that complaints had also been re- ceived aboul Vladimir R. Ka- luzhney, a Soviet firsl secre- tary. But he said he is "not aware of any complaint re- ceived about Mr. Kaluzhncy." He said the department Is aware that the first has laade number of acquaint- ances among members of Par- liament, government officials, parliamentary reporters and others. Mayor 'Overstated' Case Finance M( Mayor Ar.dy Anderson has- somewhat overslaled his case regarding shortage of mort- gage money in lyethbridge, of- ficials of several trust com- panies, banks, and contracting firms said in a Herald survey. financing through Central Mort- gage and Housing Corporation, then this type of loan has been short for a number of years." Royal Bank manager J. E. Martin said, "Tte mortgage si- tuation changes from day to U.S. Air Attache Seized 'Integration is coming! Integration is Hurh Insults "You arc a gang of he said of Iho cabir.cl. "Tlie prostitutes are more respectable because they arc useful." "You are a genuine Mr. Tnidoau said, "I'm nol a Mr. Charlrar.d yelled. "You, you're out of your mind, my friend." Mr. Tnideau was walking out Iho door, whore two uniformed Commons guards had been standing through- out the meeting, when Mr. Cliartrand made the refer- ence lo goons. "Go away with your goons. You put gujs in jail, you threaten lo teal them up when you are up on stage-----" That was when Mr. Trudeiu spun around. Family Court Judge Shot SAN JUAN (AP) Judge Mi- chael M. Pctilo of the New Y'ork City family relations court was killed by a shol in Ite stomach as he was walking back to his hotel in Ihis Pucrlo Rican city shortly before i a.m. today, au- thorities announced. A Puerto Rican, Bernardo Criashy Aclorno, was charged with first-degree murder. Judge Victor Toro of Ihe San Juan in- vestigations set his bail at Sh leen-agers saw the slioot- called the police aixl identi- fied to gunman. deploy (ho Iroops. Bui there ap- peared lo be some sentimenl for a relurn. L. C. Burke, the station president of Local 1 of the Mail Handlers Union, said: "We might as well go back, the sol- diers are in and we don't have much to gain staying out." MOST REFUSE However, the majority of the pickets said they would not go back until Ihcy got word from the local president. National Guard troops began lo assemble at armories in the New York metropolitan area at 6 a.m. in accordance with Pen- tagon directives. Maj.-Uen. Martin H. Foeiv, Iheir commanding officer, said he thought (he earliest his men would move into the post offices would be in Ihe afternoon "if Ite strikers don't come back." Troops sorted mail in New York City post offices today fol- lowing a mobilization call by Trust V goveramcri" 04 government Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN CTUUTTING OVER Ihe 0 birth of Ms tiiird daugh- ler, Bill llavanga claiming te is still interested in having ai least one son Tom Lanicr and Harper Prowsc, born on the same day 84 years ago in Kentucky and Prince Edward Island respectively, and arriving in Lclhbridgo concurrently 61 years ago, accepting birth- clay congratulations Sunday Chuck Parker making his own version of haggis, then packaging it "for future use." available for completed r.ew homes and older ones also. We have a lot of mortgage money out, so naturally have a continuous cash flow each month. There isn't too much money for speculative mort- gaging where some investor wants fo put up a dozen houses, but for individual's wishing to purchase homes it isn't as tight as Mr. Anderson has indi- cated." "Smaller builders may te ex- periencing a tightening in available said Keith Bickcrton of Engineered Homes, "but we have 40 houses under way here in Lelhbridgo all with mortgages out on Item already. Money isn't all that free of course, especially for apartments, bul for Iho first three months of Ihis year we've done as well as we had ex- pected under Ihe circum- stances. Perhaps Ite mayor was sprcking of governmenl loans they have been slim for a few years SANTO DOMINGO (AP) The air atlacho of Iho U.S. em- bassy here was kidnapped in this Dominican Republic city today, the third American diplo- mat kidnapped in Latin Amer- ica since September. Police and the U.S. embassy said Lt.-Col. Donald J. Crowley was seized on a field near Hie El Embajador Hotel. An informant al the hotel said he saw Uie -17-year-old Crowley taken away by four or five gun- men al a.m. He said they arrived at the polo field in a white car. The embassy would nol con- firm reports lhal Crowley's kid- nappers inlended to use him as ransom for a score of political priscnciS held here. Crowley arrived in the Domin- ican Republic in May, 1908. Us has a vile, Nancy, three daugh- ters and a son. Cambodia May Set Up Republic From Reufcrs-AI' PKNOM PENH (CP) Cam- bodia will declare itself a repub- lic in tte next few days, in- formed sources said loday. The sff.irces, close to the new government which ousted Prince Norodom Sihanouk as head of state six days ago, said Hie new administration intends (o proclaim a republic as soon as possible lo counter any moves Sihanouk may mako lo regain power. The National Assembly today discussal the possibility cf sel- ling up a republic but no defi- nite decisions were made. The sources said the final draft of tte bill which would do away with the monarchy has not yet been completed. The stage for such a transi- tion already was sel with Ihe dismissal o! Sihanouk last Wednesday while ho was iit Moscow. With his removal, the new government (ten moved to dis- place Sihanouk's mother, Queen Kossomak, who represents the continuity of royalty in Cam- bed ia. The queen mother's picture, a'.ong those of her son, were ordered taken down throughout the country. All slreel signs bearing their names have been removed. Sihanouk, DOW staying In the Chinese embassy in Peking, was reporled by Japanese corre- spondents to have said today thai he will try to figlil his way back lo power. The Japanese correspondents, quoted Sihanc-uk as saving ho will form a governmenl of na- tional unity and "national liber- ation army1' that would have the suppoit of "brother na- presumably meaning North Vielnam and Uw Viet Cong. Worker Dies In Scaffold Collapse CALGARY (CP) Stenfclai (Stanley) liilopcr, 34, was kill ed Monday when a scaffold 01 a 25-slorcy apartment buildini under construction in down'.owi Calgary collapsed, said Mr. Ritope managed lo grab a rope bi was unable to maintain bis gri and fell 200 feel to Ite roof a parking structure at Ite bas cf Ihe building a! 10 Ave. ar. 1 St. Wayne Walsh. 24. working c the scaffoM with Mr. Rilope managed lo climb up the ro; to safely and was taken lo ho pilal suffering from shock. Tte men were employed f Morstead and Eon, niasoni contractor. ;