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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SCATTERED- SHOWERS HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 75 The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXIII 134 Wild Scenes Erupt At German Summit LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1970 Court Won't Halt City Picketing PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES HUSTLED rush away uniden- tified man after he briefly halted procession of East and West German Premiers Stoph and Brandt today by jumping on front bumper of their car in Kassel, West Germany. Breath Test Law Ruling In Month OTTAWA (CP) A two-day hearing into the validity of the law making it mandatory for motorists to give a sample of their breath concluded Wednesday in the Supreme Court of Canada. Because of the priority the government has put on it, the nine justices are expected to bring their decision within a month. The cabinet ordered the test after a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled that the law was not valid because only parts of it had been pro- claimed. Omitted from the proclamation were all refer- ences to police giving motorists a sample of their breath which they could use to defend themselves against charges of impaired driving. Richard Anderson of Vancouver, the lawyer ap- pointed by the court to argue against the crown, said once Parliament passed the law, it was not. open for the cabinet to proclaim it without the safeguards. "To decide otherwise would be to decree the end ef the rule of law and parliamentary democracy, as we know he told the court. Have No Container Donald Maxwell, deputy minister of justice who appared for'the Crown, said the references to the breath sample for accused persons were deleted, be- cause a workable container had yet to.be found. Mr. Anderson said Parliament must have intended that the law not be proclaimed until, the "'container was perfected. Parliament had provided1 a defence for the charge .of impaired driving; cabinet had taken away this de- fence. Mr. Maxwell argued that the provision of a breath sample for accused persons was conditional law. Until it was proclaimed, it could not be said to have been given. Mr. Anderson also took issue with1 Mr. Maxwell's arguments that the breath sample was as important to the police as to accused. He said that if an "accused took his breath sample to a private labratory and was told it was above the limit prescribed by the law, he would be satisfied he was not being improperly prosecuted. May Be Asset The private finding also would help defence law- yers in their cross-examination of police, he said. Mr. Anderson also said the bill as enacted was a violation of the Bill of Rights. Lawyers representing the provinces of Manitoba Alberta and Saskatchewan appeared briefly to say they supported the federal government's stand. R. S. Meldrum, deputy attorney-general for Saskat- chewan, called the law an important step in the fight to keep drinking drivers off the road. Mr. Maxwell, replying to a question from the court, said he could cite no other case which involved a cabi- net proclaiming only parts of a clause of law passed by Parliament. Mr. Justice nouglas Abbott said thu the cen- tral rf bearinfr KASSEL (Reuters) West Germany proposed today an ex- change of special representa- tives wi'.h East Germany but Communist Premier Willi Stoph in turn reiterated demands for full international recognition. The exchange of representa- tives of ministerial cial emissaries who are not am- offered by Chancellor Willy Brandt during the second all-German summit meeting which took place here amid mass demonstrations both for and against the East Ger-. man government. Brandt laid out 20 points which he said are the necessary elements and principles for a treaty governing relations with the two German states, es- tranged for more than 20 years. Stoph told the west Germans his government is "ready im- mediately to prepare and sign a treaty on relations in terms of international but insisted there is no point in discussing what he termed secondary mat- ters before there is basic agree- ment on full diplomatic rela- tions. From the moment Stoph crossed the border this morning first visit to federal West German were big demonstrations both for and against East Germany and es- tablishment of diplomatic rela- tions. Catcalls, cheers, boos and ap- plause all mingled as S'toph's special train pulled across the frontier. Reporters who scram- bled aboard the train were told by Stoph that he had noted "how friendly the welcome was." WAVE BANNERS The demonstrations were far bigger in Kassel itself. Thou- sands of pro- and anti-Commun- ist demonstrators massed in the streets, yelling slogans and waving banners. Young pro-Communist demon- strators, apparently the largest single group, waved placards demanding diplomatic recogni- tion and chanted, "Up with Stoph, up with Stoph." Anti Communist demonstra- tors countered by yelling, 'Why recognize murderers." Brandt met his East German counterpart at Kassel railway station. As they drove away a man burst through the police barriers and hurled himself atop the hood of the official car. He screamed, 'Wall mur- at Stoph in a reference to East Germans slain while trying to cross the Berlin Wall. Stoph stared impassively ahead and police removed the man, identified as former Berliner Georg Geissler, 29. Storm Bears Down MIAMI (AP) Hurricane Alma bore down on the British resort island of Grand Cayman today as it pushed north-north- west toward Cuba. The national hurricane centre here urged residents of the tiny British tourist spot to prepare for dangerous tides and wind. The centre said Alma was moving at about eight miles an hour, its eye estimated about 60 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman and 500 miles south of Miami. Small boats across South Palm Beach through the advised to stay in port. Alma is only the second At- lantic area storm in this cen- tury to reach hurricane force during the month of May. Hurri- cane season officially begins June I. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN A VID gardener Will dcWitt proving to friends that her green thumb followed her from the farm to the city as her garden is "up and burst- ing with goodies for the ta- ble" Bill Michel as sur- prised as the host of onlook- ers in a department store, as he unveiled his new son Mar- lon and found he had put him upside down in the in- fant seat Doris Stevens claiming that when licr daughter Helen came home for a visit she "temporarily gained a daughter and lost 3 telephone." An application by the city in Alberta Supreme Court in Cal- gary Wednesday night to pro- tect its essential utility ser- vices from picketing by city striking'unions was rejected by Mr. Justice W. H. Sinclair. Justice Sinclair stated there has been no interference with the utility plants to date as the unions gave an undertaking not to picket until the conclusion of the hearing. He added that should the plants be picketed and other unions walk off the job the citi- zens of Lethbridge may suffer irreparable damage and the supply of essential services may be endangered. The judge directed that the city could make a further ap- plication on three hours notice should the situation change. LIMITED INJUNCTION A limited injunction granted by the court requiring that: addresses, firms and licence numbers of anyone near or crossing a picket line not be taken. one is to be told they cannot cross a picket line with- out a pass from one of the unions on strike. one can be obstructed from any sidewalk or r'oad. signs referring to Local 70 must make equal ref- erence to outside workers. Mr. Justice Sinclair said evi- dence presented by the city was not sufficient to warrant the broad injunction they sought. A pres release from the city stated the counsel for the. union representatives refused to give any undertaking that they would not picket the util- ity plants in future. STAND UNCHANGED A. N. (Nap) Milroy, Cana- dian Union of Public Em- ployees representative, said the union stand was still the same as when the strike start- ed May IB. At that time the union said it would not picket the utility plants unless all other methods of picketing fail- ed to produce results. The unions, both the Interna- tional Brotherhood of Electri- cal Workers, 'Local 254 Leth- bridge Unit and CUPE, have indicated they would not picket the utility plants just to dis- rupt essential services. Offi- cials said it would be a last resort. Mr. Milroy said J. R. Hut- ton, the provincially appointed mediator, is on his way from Calgary to Lethbridge and CUPE officials are hopeful of meetings if the city negotia- ting committee can meet with, some authority. DELAY SEEN City Solicitor Fred Pritchard said a further court action could be made If the utility plants were picketed and non- striking workers refused to Winnie Winkle Creator Dies NEW LONDON Conn. (AP) Martin Michael Branner, 81, who created the Winnie Winkle comic strip 50 years ago, died Tuesday night. The strip is pub- lished in more than 150 news- papers. Art work for the strip had been done in recent years by Max van Bibber, who joined Branner in 1938. WRONG UNIFORM LONDON (AP) Tricia Venese, who gave up nursing to become a stripper, developed a routine in which she peels off a nurse's uniform and gauges the temperature of tire audience with a.thermometer. A spokes- man for the Royal College of Nursing said icily: "A nurse's uniform is made for a special purpose and this is not it." cross the lines. He was doubt- ful that the necessary material could be prepared and an ap- plication made to the court within 24 hours. "If the problem arose on a weekend at least two or three days delay could be antici- pated before court action could be sought to stop picketing of the he said. Strike Threat Hangs Over Mail Talks TWO KILLED Two unidentified persons were killed this morning in a head-on collision on Highway 3 just south of Coalhurst, eight miles northwest of Lethbridge. A man driving a car bearing Alberta licence plates was killed instantly and a woman driving the other vehicle bearing Manitoba licence plates died on arrival at a hospital in Lethbridge. There were no other occupants in either vehicle. The Alberta car travelling south and the Manitoba car was northbound. Italy Stands On Verge Of Chaos ROME (AP) Italy's rising tide of strikes today inconven- ienced private life, crippled public services and handicapped tourism, the country's big dollar winner. Tire country stood on the verge of chaos in the year's worst week of labor discontent with1 ministries and high schools Closed, trains halted, post and telephone services stopped and firemen off the job. The puzzled public had hardly any way of knowing what serv- ices were curtailed or where the walkouts would hit next. The country's newspapers were closed for the third day of a week-long strike of non-journal- ist employees. Some walkouts ended. Ele- mentary schoolteachers went back to their classrooms. Gaso- line stations reopened after a 24-hour shutdown. But firemen and high school teachers walked off the job for 48 hours in new strikes: Trains were halted in northern Italy from Wednesday night until to- night. From tonight until Friday night train service will halt in central and southern Italy. State employees in govern- ment offices, post, telegraph, and long distance and interna- tional phone services, were in the next-to-last day of a four- day nationwide strike. AMNESTY PREPARED Meanwhile, the Senate started discussing an amnesty bill on a priority basis. The amnesty, which cleared the Chamber of Deputies Wednesday, covered a wide range of crimes but was primarily meant for workers and students involved in demon- strations and riots at schools and factories in the last 12 months. A threat of a general strike still hung over the country as union leaders consulted on whether to agree to a govern- ment calendar of social re-, forms. 'In view of the urgency of this letter, We are sending it by Trudeau Offers Malaysia Millions In Aid KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau topped his 40-hour visit to Malaysia tonight with a aid offer. The offer was larger than'all the aid Canada has given Ma- laysia in loans and grants since 1951. Speaking at a dinner given in his honor by Malaysian Premier Tunku Abdul Rahman, Trudeau said he wished to confirm Can- ada's readiness to help with a hydroelectric power project to the tune of about C a n a- dian. "We look forward to continu- ing discussions on the the Canadian leader said. The electric project is at Te- menggor in the upper part of Perak state, not far south of the Thai border. Canada did the original feasi- bility studies under an aid pro- gram which has so far provided Malaysia with just over Both Trudeau and the Malay- sian premier noted earlier, 'at a signing ceremony for two sepa- rate bains totalling Canadian, that Canada has des- ignated Malaysia an area of aid concentration. Separatists Refuse To Take Oath QUEBEC (CP) Elected members of the separatist Parti Quebecois took exception Wednesday to a swearing-in cer- emony that involves pledge of allegiance to the Queen. The separatists got into such a flap that Premier Robert Bourassa, saying the pledge has "an obsolete asked the justice department to find a loophole. But he said it is not an urgent matter. One separatist, Charles Trem- blay (Montreal Sle, has taken the oath, but said he did not hear the part involving fiance to the Queen. Party Whip Robert Burns, from Montreal Maisonneuve, Marcel Leger of Montreal La- fontaine and Claude Charron of Montreal SI. Jacques, all refused Wednesday to take lire oath. Mr. Charron, at 23 the young- est elected member of the na- tional assembly, called the pledge silly while Mr. Leger scheduled a meeting with his constituents Monday to decide on a course of action. The oath of allegiance reads as follows: "I do swear that I will faithful and bear to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II." Under house rules, members must swear allegiance to tire Queen before they can sit in the assembly. But any member not sworn in may be appointed by the house as a member of any house committee. The rule, subject of some con- troversy in the past, could be changed by amendement, but not before the house sits. First session is due to start Tuesday, June 9. Mr. Bourassa said the justice department lias been asked to take a look at the consequences of refusing to take the oath and noted that civil Mrvutf may swear allegiance to "the consti- tuted authority." "It's clear there is an obsolete aspect to the he said. "It is not founded on the real au- thority. Everyone agrees on this, even the federal Liberal party. It's not an urgent question." Creditisle Leader Camil Sam- son, sworn in Tuesday, told re- porters the oath of allegiance to the Quren should be replaced by an oath of allegiance to Quebec- ers. Standing in the 108-scat na- tional assembly is Liberal 72, Union 17, Creditiste 12, Parti Quetocob 7, Mood Said Good OTTAWA (CP) Negotia- tions in the postal dispute re- sumed today and the mood ap- peared to be good after a two- hour preliminary round. "There is no said William Houle, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Work- ers, as the talks broke off for lunch. He added "yet" with a broad grin. Union leaders were authorized Wednesday by their1 member- ship to cai a strike at any time. "We would much prefer to reach a settlement than to Mr. Houle said. "If we need to work around the clock, we'll do it. We have the mandate now so we can talk." The negotiations, which ad- journed May 13, are taking place in an air-conditioned board room on the sixth floor of the Confederation Building, near Parliament Hill. The Council of Postal Unions announced late Wednesday that 74 per- cent of postal workers have voted to strike. About were eligible to vote but the unions said a num- ber were on vacation, sick leave or were unable to vote for other such reasons. DRURY FIRM Sub-committees on overtime and grievance procedure have been meeting since the main ne- gotiations adjourned May 13 and these will be the opening topics today. A treasury board spokesman said that the 'tone of these pre- liminaries will indicate how ne- gotiations are likely Jo go on the main job se- curty. "The objective of the union committee remains to arrive at such a settlement without the necessity to call a the council .of postal unions said .late Wednesday in a brief an- nouncement of the voting result. "But we shall call a strike if the employer's attitude makes this a necessary condition for acceptable settlement." Treasury Board President C. M. Drury has indicated little prospect of concessions by the government negotiating team. Federal welfare and pension cheques have been mailed out early in preparation for possible breakdowns in a service. Death March On Its Way In MACON, Ga. (Reuters) the "march against death and oppression" by several hundred blacks enters its third day today with Rev. Ralph David Aber- nathy leading the 120-mile trelf to Atlanta. Abernathy, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, planned to take the group on foot and by bus to For- syth, a small town about 30 miles north of here and 65 miles south of Atlanta. Abernathy planned to arrive in Georgia's capital for a large rally Saturday. The march and rally are to protest the deaths of six Ne- groes during a riot last week in Augusta, the police killings of two Negro youths at Jackson (Miss.) State College and the deaths of four white students at Kent State University in Ohio. McCormack Retires WASHINGTON (AP) Speaker John, W. McCormack, 78, said here he will retire at the end of this year from the United. States House of Rep- resentatives in which he has ;