Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Gauvin pessimistic: stmce isn't working' By HAROLD MOniUSON CP Foreign Editor SAIGON (CP) A veil of pessimism appears to be set- tling over Michel Gauvln as he surveys the first twp months oE a bullet-riddled Vietnamese peace. ''The ceasefire is not work- the Canadian ambassador concluded in an interview. The ceasefire has not been imple- mented. It is not effective." The veteran diplomat is of the political game played under a hot sun in this Indochina rice bowl. He knows at the many battles being fought for the outlying hamlets, the strength and weak- ness of the South Vietnamese regime and the constant moves by North Vietnam to slice away territory in the hope one day of dismembering the South. Gauvin avoids public com- ment on the thoughts deep in- side him. In the countless ses- sions of the International Com- of Control and Super- vision he pushes tho Communist side to return to evacuated ICCS team sites, to investigate ceasefire violations, to report findings to the four- party Joint Military Commis- sion Aides said the Communist side of the four-country ICCS pays close attention to what the Quebec City diplomat says. They know the respect Gauvin has attained in the eyes of the world press. But Gauvin is also aware of ICCS limitations working in a sphere of political con- tradictions in which military strength may be the deciding factors in the future of South Vietnam. As those close to him see it, either the Saigon administration will eventually capitulate or it will be able to deliver such a strong military blow that tho Viet Cong and the North Viet- namese will conclude that a fixed slice of the country is all they can hope to get. That doesn't mean that Gau- vin feels that the ICCS is a complete waste of effort. "There is a war he says, "but it has decreased in size." The fact that ICCS observers have spread to many parts of the country may be in- strumental in reducing tho scope and intensity of the bat- tles. There is a feeling in the Canadian contingent, which Gauvin heads, that those who wage war are anxious to avoid harming any of the observers. Among the contradictions, as Gauvin and his men view them, is the design of the Paris peaco agreement itself. It called lor a ceasefire without any demarca- tion lines and called for viola- tions to be reported essentially to the original belligerents. "It is like a team playing in a game in which it also acts as a Gauvin said. But in ICCS meetings where Canadian impartiality usually hits a sUme wall of vested Com- munist interests, Gauvin main- tains a cheerful attitude. The sessions often go deep into the night, an old diplomatic tactic to wear down the opposition through physical exhaustion. Gauvin senses the approach and deliberately maintains hU cheerfulness while the Commu- nist side concentrates on techni- cal nitpicking. Meanwhile the federal government'is expected to an- nounce its decision Tuesday on whether it plans to withdraw Canadian observers from Viet- nam. The decision will come a day before the government's self- imposed deadline and after two special cabinet meetings Friday and Monday on the confusing and gloomy problem. The Lethbridge Herald Hutterite VOL. LXVI No. 86 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 70 PAGES Canada-U.S. relationship deteriorating? By VICTOR MACK1E Herald Ollawa Bureau OTTAWA Warnings emanating from Washing- ton that President Bichard- Nixon is determined to force trading concessions from the Canadian govern- ment have added to the mounting concern here that relations between this country and the U.S. are deter- iarating rapidly. This worry was reflected in the Commons this week with Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield urging Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and other members of the cabinet Friday to take immediate steps to im- prove relations with Washington. Mr. Stanfield has hammered the government with questions as to what it has done specifically in recent weeks to "get Canada's case across to the American authorities." Prime Minister Tfudesu's government should act as' soon as possible and make "direct approaches" to their opposite numbers in Washington, Paul Hellyer told the house. Alarm is growing on Hill as piles up that President Nixon and other members of the'U.S. administration are developing line" with respect to trade negotiations and other relations with Canada; The Nixon administration Thursday suggested that the growing U.S. dependence on Canadian oil and other natural resources is the chief problem in trade between the two countries. Mr. Stanfield peppered the cabinet benches with questions over criticism emanating from the U.S. concerning Canada's program for regional economic expansion. He said the Americans were obviously very concerned over the impact of the DREE program and foreign takeover legislation. One of President Nixon's closest economic ad- visors bluntly warned in New York this week that the president is prepared to squeeze trading concessions from Canada. "Canada has been said Dr. Pierre Andre Rinfret. "There has been too much emotional- ism and too much jingoism that has brought on a flash- back to this knee-jerk protectionism. "You've got to give a little to get a little-r-but nobody wants to he told reporters. In his first international economic report to Con- gress the president complained that last year Canada had a billion surplus in its U.S. trade. However Ottawa has calculated the surplus at billion. Mr. Stanfield asked the prime minister who in the cabinet had been responsible for explaining to the U.S. authorities that the DREE program is simply a legitimate Canadian measure to develop slow-growth areas and is not designed lo attract industry to Canada. But rather to attract industry to particular centres of Canada and therefore does not conflict with legitimate interests of the U.S. or of any other country. The prime minister said the argument had been put to the U.S. authorities by External Affairs Minister Mitchel Sharp, Trade and Commerce Minister Alistair Gillesple and Regional Economic Expansion Minister Don Jamieson as well as by himself. Mr. Stanficld said the criticism in the U.S. appeared to be growing by leaps and bounds. He wanted to know what actoi had been taken in recent weeks to counter- act the anti-Canadian sentiment that was on the in- crease in Washington. The opposition leader said lie did not believe the government had discharged its responsibility to the Canadian people. It should be making strenuous re- presentations now. He said there was a notable lack of success from the representations made jn the past. He suggested the prime minister should be taking more direct action and Immediately. -v. Skis in hand Marc Lafonde, federal health and welfare minister, gels a send-off from Bud Olson, former Medicine Hat member of Parliament and federal agriculture minister, prior to Mr. Lalcnde leaving today on a helfcopfer lour of the facilities to be used and upgraded for the 1975 Winter Games. The minister was to address the University of Lethbridge athletic awards banquet tonight. His first comment when he stepped off the jet plane at Kenyon Field this morning "where is all the snow." He was assured West Castle had snow and that he didn't bring his skis in vain. TRUDEAU QUITTING? WASHINGTON (CP) U.S. News and World Report, a weekly news magazine, says Prime Minister Trudeau is pre- paring to give up the Liberal party leadership because he is finding it difficult to obtain funds from large, mostly U.S.- owned Canadian corporations. The magazine in its current issue says Finance Minister John Turner is more accept- able to the business communi- ty and is being mentioned as a possible successor to Mr. Tru- deau. Tax cut issue haunts Liberals SOLDIERS AMBUSHED Washington 'expecting' Inside getting Ms when I'm rejected for un- employment insurance.' 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Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The corporate tax cut issue emerged again to- day to haunt the Liberal minor- ity government as the measure in the budget that may bring about the defeat of the Trudeau administration after Easter. Finance Minister John Turner has made it clear that he has no intention of accepting the compromise proposal put for- ward by Opposition Leader Robert to impose u one year time limit to the proposed corporation tax cut for manu- facturing and processing in- dustries. Mr. Stanfield was asked Fri- day if he had interpreted Mr. Turner's remarks in a speech in Toronto as an "outright rejec- tion" of the Conservative's com- promise proposal. "I don't pretend to be able to interpret what Mr. Turner says> I can't lake very se- riously what he says when he says it, because he has devel- oped a habit of saying sonic- thing totally different next said Mr. Stanfield. It is understood the Progres- sive Conservative party will in- troduce a motion to amend the budgetary measure, imposing a one-year time limit on the cor- porate lax cut announced by Mr. Turner in his 1972 and 1973 budgets. The Liberals and New Demo- cratic Party are expected now to vote againrl the proposal lo impose a lime limit. The NDP will vote against the corporate tax cute in any form, it is un- derstood. In that event the Progressive Conservative party may then introduce a motion to delete the corporate lax cut measure from the budget bill. The motion to delete Hie measure would have the sup- port of the NDP and Progres- sive Conservative members. If enough opposition party mem- bers are present in the house they could topple (he minority government. BELFAST (Reuler) A third soldier has died following the shooting of four off-duty mem- bers of .the British security force by guerrilla gunmen after they were apparently lured to an apartment by women Friday night, the army announced to- day. A fourth soldier remains in critical condition. A civilian was also killed dur- ing the night when he was shot from a passing car in the Cath- olic Lower Falls area. His brother was seriously wounded. The killing of the soldiers- described by police as "one of the most fiendish brutalities of the present only hours after the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army vowed to press on with its campaign of guerrilla vio- lence. And it raised fears that a mass rally of militant Protes- tants in central Belfast today could lead to more bloodshed. education improving By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON There is no money to be saved in closing Hutterite schools as suggested by Willow Creek ratepayers says Education Minister Lou Hynd- rnan. The minister said in an interview that any extra costs involved in operating schools on Hutterite colonies is paid directly by terite parents. CHANNELS The provincial government is moving through normal chan-- nels to handle two anli Hut- terite incidents in Southern Al- berta this week. Opposition by some Vulcan area residents to the expanison of colonies in the Vulcan area wiH-'be dealt with by a com- munal, com- in Calgary, says Bob Dowling, the minister who chaired an extensive legisla- tive study .of com- munal property last year. ,-And Mr. Hyn'dman is virtu- ally ignoring a request by the Willow Creek School Division ratepayers to close Hutterite schools by June 30. Mr. Hyndman said school boards not authority for school closures. EXPANSION Mr. Dowling, minister of con- sumer affairs and tourism, said the expansion of any Hut- terite colonies must first be considered by the communal property committee which was established March 1. While the committee can only recommend, Mr. Dowling was confident its recommenda- tions would be followed by the Hutterites. If the committee after con- sultations with the Hutterites and residents of the Vulcan area decided that it would not be wise to expand colonies there, the committee will rec- ommend the colonies locate elsewhere, he said. Meanwhile, M r. Hyndman said he expects the Willow Creek school board to consider the ratepayers request that Hulterite schools be closed and Hutterite students forced to at- tend schools in surrounding communities. AGREES Mr. Hyndman agreed with opinions at the recent ratepay- ers meeting at Fort Macleod that the level of education in the public schools on Hutterite colonies is not what it might be. However, he said the main factor in the quality of educa- tion is the teacher and the qualifications of teachers in Hutterite schools have bocn improving conlinuously in the past year or so "and will con- tinue to improve." There is no point in closing public schools on colonies, he said, because they are no less economic than any other schools. One of the recommendations of the 1972 communal proper- ties report was for an in-deptli study of Hutlerlte education. Mr. Hynrlman said there is enough information before the government without a study. HOHOL'S. EFFORTS PRAISED HeraM 'legislature Bureau'' EDMONTON The Conser- vatives Friday met opposition of government efforts to end the Southern Teachers' strike with a glowing description of the work of La- bor Minister Bert HobpU Government house leader Lou Hyndman said Dr. who has been absent from tho legislature since Thursday has been working around the clock to find an end to the 13- day strike. At one stage in the question period, an opposition MLA shouted "he's down there on a holiday Ray Speaker (EC Little Bow) asked what the Labor min- ister is doing in Lethbridge. Mr. Hyndman replied "I can only say that I'm sure that he is exploring all options and using his very substantial cap- abilities to the greatest degree in trying to assist hi a settle- ment." The opposition objected to a news blackout imposed on ne- gotiations this week by Dft Hohbl. Albert Ludwig Mountain View) demanded "whst authority has any minis- ter to order a blackout on any news in any Mr. Hyndman, the minister of education, replied "the au- thority is clearly there, if the honorable g e n 11 cman will check the statutes and regula- tions and practices of the prov- ince, he'll find that is the case." Have hm with figures in Herald Some newspaper r e a ders take their daily mental exer- cise by tackling the crossword puzzle. There's another breed of reader which prefers a mathe- matical challenge. For them, the best feature available is Fun With Figures, which will become a new addition to the Lethbridge Herald Monday. Fun With Figures, appears daily on the comic page start- ing Monday. Watch for it, and have fun with it. Rail abandonment curb sought j Seen and heard About town TJICK GRAY giving in to women's lib and having a woman on his firm's cattle branding crew On-again, off-again dieter Allislcr Fiml- lay stuffing himself with pas- try during coffee break. HcraTd Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Aibcria government has demanded that there bo no more rail line aban- donment until alternate trans- portation services are provided, Industry Minister Fred Pea- cock says. Mr. Peacock said in an inter- view the provincial government is engaged in a continuing se- ries of lalks with the federal government and other agencies to get a better deal for trans- portation in Western Canada. The Alberla government wants a transportation author- ity for the four Western prov- inces as part of tlic national transportation plan handled by the Canadian Transport Com- mission, ho said. fation remains a high priority However, Mr. Peacock said with this government." "I don't think you're going to see anything startling" until the federal government completes policy. R e p e a f i n g the provincial g o v cmment's stand expressed in a proposed Alberta transpor- tation policy unveiled in De- cember, Mr. Peacock said "More competition in transpor- changes currently underway lo its national transportalioD gov Mr. Peacock suggested the provincial government will make representations when CTC conducts liearings into CP Rail applications to abandon what the railroad calk unprofit- able rail lines in Southern Al- berta. The CTC froze rail abandon- ment in and hearings are likely in 1975. Mr. Peacock would not com- ment on what steps the prov- ince will take, saying that stud- ies are currently underway lo determine the economics of a variety of transportation issues in Alberta and Western Can- ada.