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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta rORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 65-70. No. 1115 The lethbrtdge Herald >V PltK'E NOT OVER 10 CUNTS Labor union Pollution plan aids municipalities old guard holds own By IAN PORTER Canadian Press Labor Writer OTTAWA I CD The old guard of organized labor in Canada stood its ground against all comers al the Canadian Labor Congress conference Thursday, but its ranks were drawn lighter, perhaps, than ever before. Challenges lo the authority of Ihe congress execu- tive focused on ius leadership during Ihe receding Que- bec labor crisis and on Ihc issue of admission to (be CLC of unions once considered parialis. In tire case of the Quebec situation, as it has been known throughout the week-long conference, the pro- tests fizzled for lack of support. But on the matter of the outside nial CLC leadership fell back on its pro- cedural skill to top a spirited but disunited opposition. Today, UIE 1.650 delegates representing 1.7-million union workers in Canada elect leaders for the oexl two years. MAY OPPOSE PRESIDENT Running against President MacUonald is expected to be James Bell, secretary-treasurer of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labor and, by CLC standards, B boal-rockcr. William Stewart, president of Hie British Columbia Federation of Shipyard General Work- rr.s. is expected to run for general to replace one of six established leaders. Rut (lie consensus was (hat any major change Mil) have (o wail until 1974 when Mr. AlacDonald, 63, is expected lo retire. By then, composition of the CLC may have been nignificanUy allured. If successful, a campaign to or- ganize white-collar workers will bring to the next con- vention a new breed of delegate who could change Ilia ivholo complexion of iabor politics. White-collar workers are represented already In the form of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, with 330.000 federal workers as members. Alliance del- egates bave taken an angry share in convention de- bates this week but. their influence so far has been limited. The big fight of the clay was over admitting tha 7.000-membnr United Fishermen and Allied Workers, based on the vest coast, and the Uni- ted Eleclrical Workers. BOUNCED LV '50s both unions were drummed from the central labor body during the 1950s in anti-Communist purges but continued to exist and retain reputations for untar- nished militancy. The congress executive easily resist- ed demands that they re-admitted at the 1970 conven- tion in Edmonton. This lime the leadership apparently thought it wiser to avoid an open floor fight on the issue. At first, a constitutional committee composed of top CLC executives, recommended that the resolutions be defeated. Then William Mahoney, CLC vice-president and Ca- nadian director of the Steelworkers, said the resolu- tions were unconstitutional as only the executive coun- cil has power to certify unions in the CLC. Mr. MacDonald agreed, but did not rule the resolu- tions out of order. The explanation came from Joe Morris, chairman of the committee, who admitted that "if we. had asked you Mr. MacDonald to rule them out of order, it is impossible to imagine the not on tha convention floor." In the resulting procedural battle, the resolutions eventually were referred to the executive council for consideration despite a solid wedge of sleelworkcrs from Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., who shouted their defiance at the leadership after the crucial vote. U.S. president buys ticket to Moscow (AFi As administration sources reported a U.S.-Sovict slralcgic-arms-conlrol accord vir- tually ready for announcement. President Nixon moved inlo a final round of conferences today prior to rie- psriure Saturday for his fumniit talks. A secret session the Soviet ambassador lo the Uniled Slates preceded Nixon's planned meelinR to- day congressional lenders and wilh Vice-Pres- idenl Spiro AKIICIV. jnsl hack from a Far East tour that included a Vlclnara visit. Accompanied hy presidential adviser Henry Kis- singer. Soviet Ambassador Analoliy Dobrynin flew by hclienpler in Ihc wee hours Thursday lo the secluded Camp David. Md., rclreal where Nixon had hoen sincu Tuesday preparing for his talks beginning Monday uilb Soviet leaders. Pohrynin -TIT) Mvnn rrmfriTrvf for alinul an hour Tlmrsilav, Press Sn-rclary Flonald iiniildul M hilt (he ronfn'rnrr Ivhevpd lo have in- cluded movement hnvard an ngrecmcnl. lo check Ilia missile race. roiiKSKK ANNOUNCEMENT Aiiniini.ilrnlinn sources said they anlicipale a slral- nccord be ready for nnnounce- menl riiirinR Nixon's Soviet visil. The I'rosideiil flics Saturday In Austria, hi- irsl nnli] Monday nbr-n hr fj-avrls on in Mn'.ioiv. Hi- ha-. M-hofhilrd hrirf slops in Irflii anrl rnland rn rnu's birk In l.hfl I'nifvl pi EDMONTON (CP) A pro. gram will established to fin- ancially assist municipalities In pay for sewage disposal facili- ties, the Alberta government said in a position paper tabled in Ihe legislature. The position paper, on finan- cial assistance for pollution control, said the program vill go into effect in fiscal 1973-74 and will initially cost the gov- ernment about million a year. When il comes lo Industry I be read by environment Minister fill) Yurko, said Iho government, finds no cause or nciKl to offer direct monetary granls for pollution control poses. "Such granls mitigalo against the establishment of vi- able and responsible enter- prises because they distort tho relative regional, interprovin- cial and even national econ- omic character of such enter- prises.'' Mi1. Yurko said. "Industry must consider pol- lution control costs as an hileg. gral part of the costs of pro- duction." Mr. Yurko said that only under (he most extreme and extenuating circumstances will anti-pollution granls of any kind be considered for Industry, such as for rehabilitation of an existing industry to allow it lo conform stringent stan- dards and prevent a major loss of jobs. industry already gels help from the federal government through accelerated u-rile off of Ihc capilal costs for pollu- tion conlrol equipment and fa- cilities. Additionally, the prov- ince excludes all land and equipment used for pollulion conlrol purposes from assess' mr-nl and taxation. Mr. Yurko said the provin- cial government will provide loans to induslry for pollution control equipment and facilities through the proposed Alberta Opportunity Fund, a SaO-mil- lion loan program designed lo stimulate and expand induslry in Ihe province. The position paper says mil- nicipalilies already receivo some federal anrl provincial as- sistance for sewage disposal facilities. The government also recognized municipalities were reluclanl lo install modern facilities lor scuage treatment because of the high capital cosl "and the burden of existing municipal debt." Tnc lancr will br carricri hy (lip province nri an interest- free basis. T.'llich ryix-r-j. Plicn a fin-lining populallriri ailH qualify fur annual assislancn will not have lo Ihe gov- ernment. Mr. Yurko salrl the grant por- tion ol Centra] Mori nag? and Housing Coj-p fur treatment facilities vill nol bo considered part of a municipal- ity's debenture load under Ihe program. KKK registered claims Notiey O.K. I promise! If we're not enjoying ourselves, we'll leave early.' Union chief dies MONTREAL CCP) Frank Jtoll, 78, once Canada's most powerful labor leader who fought the railways for better working conditions, died at his home here Thursday night. As chief negotiator tor 10 un- ions of non-operating railway employees, he knit them inlo a joint force, and took on Hie rail- v...ys in a.bitter 11-day nciion- vide strike in 1950. If was the only strike during his term as head of the bargain- ing team between 1947 and 19G5. In 19G7, he retired from all his union chairman of the bargaining committee representing J20.000 railway workers and Canadian execu- tive assistant to the interna- tional president of the Brother- hood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Han- dlers, Express and Station Em- ployees. Seen and heard About town RAILROADER turned mechanic Carry Slock-, ton offering to lend Dou and Norm Davis shovels and wrenches hut refusing lo be- come a shoveller or a wrencher Dave Oberg saying the blood-filled scenes from the movie The God- father were "just beautiful" city police constable Michael Soroka unable lo vol- unteer to guide a class of on students through the police. Elation because all four of his uniforms were at the cleaners. By GREG McINTYRE ilcrahl Staff Writer EDMONTON The Klu Hux Klan registered in Alberta in April. NDP leader Grant Motley said Thursday, but may not be legal under proposed provincial human rights legis- lation. In the legislature, the MLA asked Attorney-General Merv Lcilcli lo determine whether I be group has established and whether il would violate anti-discrimination laws. Outside the house. Mr. Not- iey produced a copy of a form showing that a group called the Confederate Klaus of Alberta was registered by the allomey- gencrai's department under fhn Societies Acl. April 6, 1972. The approval was apparently granted without coming to the attention of anyone at tiie min- isterial level, judging from the surprise of the attorney-gen- eral, said Mr. Notiey. SERIOUS QUESTION "With a quite disastrous his- tory of hate and prejudice in the United Slates." be said there is a serious question as to whether the klan will mea- sure up lo I ho proposed Alberta ot and its sister, tlic Individual's nights Protection Act. "It's a very difficult civil liberties question." he said, ad- mitting he has not marie up his own mind whether the group Khould be banned in its present form or nol. Two objectives in the klaji charter that Mr. Notiey found unacceptable were: To attempt to preserve (he traditions and ideals of the white races, and, lo advocale racial purity, among its members. While Ibe law cannot eradi- cate prejudice, Mr. Notiey said the law can "set a tone" lo dis- courage il. The. dilemna, he said Is to No Herald Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, May 22, a statutory holiday in observance of Vic- toria Day. Display advertisements t o appear Wednesday must be at The Herald by a.m. Sat- urday. Classified advertisements re- ceived up (o Satur- day will appear in Iho Tues- day. .TUay n't edif.ion. balance the right of the people to form associations of their choice against the principles that society in general consid- ers acceptable. Pentagon building suffers damage. German treaties hurdle house From AP-REUTER BONN (CP) Chancellor Willy Brandt's non-aggression treaties with the Soviet Union and Poland cleared the upper house of the West. German par- liament today without objection, completing their parliamentary ratification 21 monlhs after His first pact was signed in Mos- cow. The. end of the hazardous rati- fication process promised to im- prove the climate for President Nixon's visit Lo Moscow next week, opened the door to imple- mentation of the agreements easing East German restriction on West Berlin, and paved Ilia way for Brandt to seek belter relations with other members of the Soviet bloc. The hills ratifying Ihe pads now go lo President Gnstav Hci- nemann for signature, making (hem Isir. The treaties are the keystones of (be oslpolilik, or eastern pol- icy, for which Brandt won tho 1071 Nobel Peace Prize. Twen- ly-seven years after the Second World V.'ar, they recognize Ger- many's Icnilorial losses to Po- land and (lie Soviet Union. brothers sijm MONTREAL fCP) The Ma- hovlich and signed contracts Montreal Canadiens. end- ing speculation that Peter would leave Ihe National Hockey League club in favor of Minne- Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association. Deny ransom money handed over NEW YORK (neuter) A Cunard Steam-Ship Co. spokes- man denied today that any ran- som money had been handed or to an extortionist who threatened lo blow up Hie liner Queen Elizabeth hi mid-Allan- lic unless ho was paid in ransom. Commenting on a slalpmrnh In London by Canard's chnir- man, Victor Madhcws, Mint tho ransom could have been paid out, the spokes- man said: "We categorically deny any money has been handed over." T li o. that I tie money had nol born turned over "either lo the Kill or flic exlnrlionisl.'1 Hi1 Ihn funds, in ?IO and bills, -.nil nrr avfiilahln In in n lvink liri'f1 Thn linn. pnrjr of i passeiiRor fieri, straining fll full speed toward Cherbourg, France, after a plcm-lo-slorn search by bomb experts and crew failed lo lurn up any evi- dence of bombs. It is due in Cherbourg al nonn K1VT Satur- day wilh 1 piissonRcrs anil (ISO lo !iHO aboard. An anoiwiiKiii.s plmnrd ('unfiril'f. New Ynrk nf- firwi Myiug bombs had been planted aboard the liner and would be exploded by Iwi accomplice? who were aboard I hi1, ship unless Cimard pave him lie Hainicd his accomplices wore mi p.vrDnvirl. and a ter- minal rnnerr patient. No ex- planalion w.rip pvr.n as lo bow tbn pxtorlinnipl wnnld bs nble to. make contact, with his confcder. ales. Tho Cunard spokesman here J said lie thought Matthews minht have been quoted out ol context when he tuld a Luiulou news conference today that "it could conceivably IIP lhal the money has been paid.'' adding lhal Iho full stoiT ivouJrl rome from (.he FBI. While some Cunard officials nnd poll PP. apparenlly worn leaning lo the theory lhal Iho whole thing was a hoax-, I hero was still no clear explanation of why nuiliorilics and the ship- ping company t ook such ex- treme measures after receiving till? tllR'Ul. The1 P-rilir-h defence minislry dispatched four homlvclisposal rxperts fo Ifio ship Thursday, and I hey parachuted into Ilia ocean from an RAP plane. They were picked up hy a launch and boarded tho liner lo make a thorough search for bombs. Kolhinc wns found. New pension luxury linoK Qutron Elizcibollt Itirrjot of bomb plol. legislation becomes law OTTAWA (CP) _ The govern- ment's hvn pensinn hills enriiv! their inalnnp them law- at p m. I'lVP. Pullinc Ihr hilK inio law means (hat ahoul ('ana dians rrccb-int: I lie basic nld- age pension of .S''n a ninnlh i'cl an incrcnsn of lo January, prmjd ing a hack-pay sum of S17.2N each nexl moiilli on lop of Inn normal in .lime. Also due lo benefit arc about dis.ihlld veterans and dependents, whose pensions and arc incroasod by .T.ri per mil rclrnachvc lo ,Iar.uai-y. Present pennons bill is al-oul a mdnili and Ibe Increase on that would N) J3.30 i inonih. OTTAWA (CP) PHme Min- Isler Tiudeau .said lyday Ihere will he no federal election this summer. At a special liuich-lime news conference. Ihe prime1 minister pul down speculation that be in tended to dissolve Parliament and rail a general election, pos- sibly in July. Mr. said Canadians could look forward to "a pros- p e r o u s, sunny, election-free summer." Mr. Trudcau's announcement to a crowded, jostling corridor press conference ended frantic speculation that had built up over a July ]7 election, And he ruled out an August election at the same time. "There will not be a summer it might be any- time after summer and up to the middle of 1973." "I hope now you will he told reporters. MEETS PARTY CAVCUS A few moments earlier, tho prime minister met his parly caucus and made lhi> ss'ie. an. nounceinent Ihei.' He told reporters that he ha? been raying for months thai election machinery Eh'.nilJ ba cooled. "You fellows didn't seem to believe it." He hoped that the present ses- sion of Parliament, with elec- lion fever dissipated, could carry on normally. The govern- ment was anxious In pass legis- lation on housing, labor, farms, privacy and oilier measures. WASHINGTON (AP) An explosion shattered a rostroom in the Pentagon early today, minutes afler an anti-war or- g a n i z a t i o u claimed it had bombed Ihc office of the air force secrelary. A defence department spokes- man said the blast could havo been caused by a bomb. There were no injuries. Tiie restroom and adjoining corridor were heavily damaged. The explosion came six hours before stringent security provi- sions, requiring inspection of all packages and briefcases brought inlo Ihe Pcnlagon. Ihe world's largesl office building housing the U.S. military head- quarters, were lo have gone inlo effect because of planned anti- war demonstrations in Washing- Ion. A nole found in a pay-phone booth near the Post building in New York said Ihe blast was in retaliation to U.S. bombing in Vietnam. An organization known as tho Weather Underground claimed responsibility for Hip March 1, US Capitol bombing thai caused S20Q.OOO in damages. Most of Ihe Capitol damage was in an ornate reslrooin. DUKK (II-' under lite, wpaihrr Ihike too ill to have lea PARIS lUeuliTi The Duke of Windsor, 77. uas i'no ill to have lea Quevn Klizabcth the tvlled en him for a fr.irily reunion Thursday. The1 Oiin'n. acrnnipruiii'fi hv P r i 11 r c Philip and Prince Charles, had In go lo an up stairs room nf Dnko's Paris homo lo speak lo him Tbr Qihvn, v. lui cuds a file- day stale visil In 1'rauec lorlay, was welconiorl al [he door of (lie Duke's home bv Ihc Duchess of Windsor. The Duke has been in virtual exile sime ;ibilu-aling Kmj- Kdwan! VIM in 'Tbn Dukn M.'IS nol MTV veil bul uvf- in ,-pinr.." li i1 1 I i b embassy vpokcMn.-ui Ilardini; aller Iho reunion. girl liiiicn CAI.ir.HJV vi A four- year-old city girl was biilen by n milf Thursday while playing in front of her hiini" Villa Harllcll sii.'fired Iniil- lies In Ihe he, id and nf IKM- inidy and was m satjsfjr.- 'oiy relldji.lOU ID ho.-.l'llil. ;