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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbridge Herald MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 42 PAGES LEONID BREZHNEV Changes Tune By DONALD ARMOUR MOSCOW Reuter The Soviet Communist party turned to more mundane affairs after Brezhnev Proposed lteday V plan and indicated the Kremlin wants a CBC strike called TORONTO CP Television production employees at CBL stations across Canada wafted off their jobs but their union immediately began advis ing members to return to work A CBC spokesman here said the returntowork call was agreed upon after a meeting in Montreal between representa tives of the CBC and the Cana dian Union of Public Employ Layoffs mount in Alberta as trains grind to halt Meat packing plants hit sixnour speech was printed in full in i Waycovering nine pages of which normal ly report on the five years since the last congress and on future Russia would like to see the 1970s as more of a time con centration on consumer goods than on arms The 64yearold leader proposed a sixpoint peace plan to the including a disarmament conference attended by the five nuclear powersthe Soviet the United China and He also renewed Soviet overtures to Moscows ideological which resumed public pole miT against the Kremlin just before the congress Better things coming applauded by nearly delegates in the Kremlins gigantic Palace of linked the peace offers in his wideranging policy speech with a promise to the Soviet public better things to come at Brezhnev suggested curtailing arms spending of the major a good indication of how the Krem lin apparently would like to divert some of the na tionsresources and skills from its current heavy armaments program to the consumer But Brezhnev left no doubt that Russia would con tinue to keep its guard giving traditional priority to heavy industry and On foreign Brezhnev took a generally con ciliatory line on all The Kremlin was certain o the restoration of friendship with and also wanted positive results from the strategic arms limitation However he warned that Russia would not fore sake national interests in its relations with Observers saw this partly as a veiled reference to Chinese claims on Soviet China was a notable absentee from the as it was at the last congress in Strip mining fuss in AP A dspute over strip coal mining has split West Virginia placing conservationists against miners in a controversy that could mean ultimate abolition of the not only here but in other coalproducing states as well Opponents of strip mining claim the method of bulldozing earth from the surface of the ground to reach the fuel is devastating the clogging streams rath boulders and sediment and hurting the states tourism Supporters claim strip mining generates mil lion in revenue within the state each year and em plovs persons directly and more in peripheral service and supply Strip miners at a recent rally earned signs read hear a lot about If youre hungry do vou boil or fry it and What do you want scarred hillsides or starving children The state senate passed legislation in an effort to requiie more restoration of strip mined lands and to regulate the industryThe measure doubles the state s reclamation raises from to an acre the bond which must be posted to get a stripping permit and raises from to an acre the fee charged for permits which goes to a special fund to reclaim orphaned lands Some strippers have preferred to forfeit their bond in the pat because that has been cheaper than rec lamation supporters of the senate bill say an increase In WOO an acic will force the stnppeis to reclaim Britons not wanted EDIVBURG CP An article in The Scotsman savs the old aclane among discontented Britons that alwavs Canada is no longer as tme as it used to be because of changes in Canadian policy gov erning flow of migrants fiom Tho has been stored in tho attic of Hie ScnlliJi imml romaiks writer Julie Davidson seems to strike us that Canada might not v ant us Her article notes iliat the flow of emigration from Bruain to Canada has been deliberately thinned to 6 COO persons in compared with in Th Moiv mimlicis iinemplovmcnt in Canada factors causing such developments as Ottawas lomng down of publicity suggesting that Bntons move OTTAWA CP About CBC television production em ployees were instructed to go on strike this afternoon by the Canadian Union of Public Em A union spokesman said CBC has been dragging its feet in mediation talks that began March 1 in The spokesman said picket lines would be set up and the American Newspaper Guild was expected to support the The Association of Radio and Television Employees of Can ada also was expected to give some In a CBC spokesman said the strike was not expected to disrupt live ruPE members staged a number of rotating stakes in Gilles the unions chief negotiator in the Montreal was quoted as saying the CBC has displayed a com unreasonable INCLUDES CAMERAMEN Production employees are mainly located in headquarters for the French and head quarters of the English They fall into 57 classifica ranging from film cam eramen and editors to script as sistants and Aver age wage is the union The CBC has offered cent increases over a threeyear A conciliation board recommended per Also in dispute are night dif job and other fringe End of the line near for famed plane CP A fourengined turboprop air craft is due to touch down at CFB Trenton at 8 Thurs day to return troops from Canadas United Nations con tingent in When the last serviceman crosses the tarmac it will mark the end of the line for the winch has been ferrying service passen gers and freight to all corners of the globe for nearly 10 Flight UN 5233 and the six other Yukons remaining from the original complement of 12 are being replaced by live Boeing 707 jets on troop rota disaster relief and other missions for Canadas armed CP Rail movement in Al berta is almost at a standstill because of bookoffs by engine men and firemen in most parts of Alberta and some parts of The bookoffs have resulted in train stoppages and layoffs of hundreds of CP Rail person nel connected with operating The only rail movement this morning was in the Edmonton area where enginemen and firemen have not booked Freight was being moved be tween Edmonton and Lloydmin ster and Edmonton and Hard Dayliner service between Ed monton and Calgary is still op CP Rail officials in Calgary were not certain whether The Canadian Passen ger service would be in opera tion although it was thought it may be rurung LETHBRIDGE HIT Elsewhere in the including southern all CP Hail railway service is at a In Lethbridge 48 enginemen and firemen booked off as ill cr unfit to This resulted in the layoff of 156 other per sonnel 40 mostly in the customer service centre area 89 conductors and train and 27 Twenty operators and 20 car and shop employees who have received notice of will likely be laid off Friday if the work stoppage is not About 100 others on railway rightofway maintenance in the Lethbridge division will be able to keep working for The Lethbridge office of the Unemployment Insurance Com mission has received about 70 claims for benefits from rail way men 20 claims Tuesday and 50 this Those who file before Fri day will receive their first cheques in about three AT STANDSTILL Meat packing plants in the city are at a standstill with all kill facilities not be cause of the inability to Some employees have al ready been laid off and indi cations are that if the situation does not improve no plant staff will be working by the middle of next A total layoff would involve about 250 Automatic Electric in the city has a shipment of critic allyneeded parts sitting some where between Toronto and Efforts are being marie to obtain A shipment of telephones to Vancouver has been The firm estimates operations can continue for about two weeks before lay offs might be re Buslines and truck transports have experienced a slight in crease in business but the brunt isnt expected for a few Piggyback transport is at a standstill with shipments from the east tied up since Summit Lime Works is stock piling its product and no staff layoffs are contemplated im Consolidated Concrete is starting its busy No major problem is expected for two weeks when bulk cement from Calgary will be If steel from the east doesnt arrive by rail further problems can be expected in about a Farm implement and motor vehicle dealers in the city are experiencing isolated cases of nondelivery but in general are not too dependent on rail ser NO GRAIN MOVEMENT Western Canadas grain movement remains at a halt with the reserves in the Van couver terminal being fast de The railway union work stop page and its crippling affect jn Canadas export system is a clear example of the result of failure to deal with fundamen tal problems of Prairie gram says general manager of the Alberta Wheat He said there is an impera tive need for measures that will come to grips with the na tions labor CROWSNEST SITUATION Meanwhile in the Crowsnest Pass west of Kaiser Resources which sends coal by rail from Spar wood in the East Kootenay area of to Roberts south of said there is plenty of coal at its shipping But the company probably will have to close its Sparwood treatment plant be cause storage silos are full of cleaned coal waiting to be A spokesman said Sparwood strip mining operations will continue with coal being stock piled until it can be put through the treatment At Cominco an nounced it will doss down its giant metal and fertilizer op erations by Friday if the rail stoppage The com pany said a shutdown would result in major layoffs among the more than persons employed by the two Military revolt eru Ecuador AP A military revolt erupted today the government of Pres ident Jose Maria Velasco The uprising was led by Luis Jacome who was ousted from the Jacome Chavez was ordered fiied from the army and as head of the military academy by Defence Minister Jorge Acosta nephew of the The armed forces apparently split on the with some re maining loyal to the president and others going over to the ousted Informants said President Ve lasco was taken to the safety of the defence ministry in the southern part of PAROLE RULING DUE The Parole Board will rule toilay on whether to grant freedom to Teamsters President James Described as a model convict hy prison Hoffa is expected to resume control of the two million member labor union if Commandos land Laos raid Father at 68 S AP Strom 68yearold Republican senator from and his wife a 24yearold former South Car olina beauty became the parents of a 11 ounce girl SAIGON AP United States helicopters landed a small force of South Vietnamese commandos in southern Laos today for a raid on a North Vi etnamese base believed to be about five miles from the bor The North Vietnamese struck back about 125 miles to the seizing and burning most of the district capital of Due 25 miles southwest of the northern base city of Da President Nguyen Van Thieu told reporters the South Viet namese raiders attacked a North Vietnamese base in Base Area Operation Lam Son 719 is still going on and the South Vi etnamese army is still on the despite the pullback of some units into Lam Son 719 was the code name for the South Vietnamese drive into Gleiciieii mail dies in crash CALGARY CP Lee Ben jamin of was killed shortly before mid night Tuesday when his car and a Canadian National Rail ways freight train crashed at a level RCMP said the road was slippery and light snow was falling when ihe accident oc curred on the TransCanada Highway about two miles east of the now The base area he referred to is south of the re gion swept during the CIVILIANS KILLED Two battalions of North Viet namese troops carried out the attack on Due launching a heavy barrage and ground at tack Sunday night and seizing and holding most of the town Monday and They were withdrawing At least 200 South Vietnamese civilians were reported killed or and 18 regional mili tiamen were killed and 36 Field reports said about houses weie burned but the Noith Vietnamese failed to pen etrate the U district advisory team They blew up the team house and a senior ad visers bunker outside One American was wounded mill Calley 4you stripped me of at Hintoii HINTON CP Northwest ern Pulp and Power has announced plans to build a multimilliondollar stud mill in this western Alberta communi Company vicepresident Sutheilanci said today details on the mill were not available but construction ronld begin by II would produce twobyfour wall Seen and heard About town i dlKST nf Itamh and J Linda exprcssinC appreciation of their hospital when he almost sewed a finger carving a ham Bill Kergan fearlessly pre dicting that the weather mans forecast for snow was way off base Terry Wcs rntt nol commenting when a friend addressed him tho man who alwajs has some thing to FORT API William Calley stood before the men who ad judged him a muiderer at My Lai and the words came hard You stripped me of all by your actions tiidt you take here strip future soldiers of their I beg of After his twominute state ment the iury retired for its mal task to condemn Calley lo life in prison or to death on the Im not going to stand here and plead for my life or my he told the six offi cers who convicted him of slay irg at least 52 persons at My 1 would ask vou lo consider Hip thousands more lives that are coing lo bo lost in Asia The thousands In hp imprisoned not only here m the bill also in North Vietnam and in hospitals all over the world as amputees Ive never known a nor did I ever wantonly kill a human being in my entire life VOICE HIIKAKS The 27yearold Calley stood alono in front of the courtmar t i a I combat officers with their chests full of service and his voice broke as he said If Ive committed a the only crime I have commit ted is in my judgment of my Apparently T have val ued my troops lives more than I did that of the When my troops were get ting massacred and mauled by an enemy I couldnt I couldnt feel and I couldnt touch that nobody in the mili tary system ever dsscnlred as anything other than commu didnt give it a they iiilnt give it a they didnl give it an They HIVIM Jiiclcievc it was a philosoriiv in a mans Thai was mv enemy out there In deliberation room ulicrp spenl H days ham mering on Ihe harshest possib the jurors must weigh today the final words of Reid an army colonel You should select a sentence that is appropriate to the off ences of which hnve con victed hs the welfare of society and good order and discipline within Iho military Pressure exerted on MONTREAL CP Contract talks continued today between the Brothel Hood of Locomotive Engineers and Canada s two major railwavs amid gioning pressure on the federal govern ment to end work stoppages by enginemen in British Columbia and parts of There was no comment on the talks from the the CNR or the The Alberta and British Col umbia governments urged ihe federal government to do all m its power lo end a weeklong series of work stoppages by en ginemen that began in Vancou ver and rapidly spread About 800 emplojees of the two railways have booked off their jobs in B declaring themselves unfit or With enginemen in Alberta adopting their rail traffic from Edmonton and Calgary west has been halted and an embargo has been placed on all freight shipments to the West ESTIMATE OFF An estimated CNR and CP Rail employees have been laid off in the west because of the reduced traffic and at least two companies have an nounced or predicted major lay offs because of the effects of the Stan Korchinski Mack enzie unsuccessfully sought an emergency Commons d e b a t e Tuesday on the real and ap prehended disruption of grain shipments Irom the Prairies to the West whose motion was disallowed on procedural said the walkouts might make it impossible to meet export The Alberta legislature ap proved unanimously a resolu tion calling on the federal gov ernment to spare no effort in stopping the walkout following an emergency debate on the sit And B Premier A Bennett asked the federal gov ernment to take immediate ac tion to end the rail tieup which he said fa hurting the provinces Locomotive engineers in Van couver voted 162tola Tuesday to reject a personal plea by Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey to return to Their decision followed a longdistance telephone call from Mackapsy which was broadcast to them over loud speakers at the meeting RED DEER BOOK OFF at Red twentysix engineers and fire men booked off late Tuesday halting all CP Rail freight operations in southern The EclmontonCJgary Day operated by a crew out of Edmonton where work is was still in opera tion as was the transcontinen tal passenger the Cana which arrived in Calgary with eastern CKWS The Red Der sim ilar to those in Medi cine Lfthiridjrp and Brit ish rrsuied in 40 other conropny enmoyees be in laid in haVe been laid off along wilh 156 in Lethbridge and 112 in Meriicin At Wmipeg a Canadian Pa cific Haifa said about 15 engineers and firemen walked off their iohs al five Saskatchewan points The men left jobs at Moose Wynyard and in an east ward expansion of the work stoppage that hcaan a week ago in British Columbia and sniond to iP iuih Wrsl AWAITS HIS FATE passenger run MONTREAL ifTi CPR erv icp will cpoMp mv between ard Enfitm urtil the railway anrounood A snokesnan said CPR operations over large nrrps nf Camda rip cimtiiminf lo by the work stoppage of locomotive ;