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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 65 The Letlibridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 139 LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES Postal Halt Spreads As Talks Deadlocked Harassment Tactics Begin Mr. T. Enjoys Canada Day Bash At Expo By STEWART MacLEOD OSAKA (CP) Amid a monumental binge of Ca- nadianism, Prime Minister Trudeau went to the fair, starring in the Canada Day celebrations and then be- coming an eager-eyed tcurist. He appeared to be enjoying it immensely, par- ticularly his 'visit to the Canadian pavilion of Expo '70, where he began his 11-hour day on the sprawling grounds. And there was no doubt about reaction to the hour-long Canadian show -in fire Festival Plaza which ushered in Canada Day. "The he said, "was very, very good. It wai n well produced." Some to be the biggest crowd (or any national day to the Ca- nadian prime minister pay tribute to, Expo '70 as "a direct descendant of Expo '67" in Montreal. Speaking from his special seat in the stands, he said1 that great expositions of the past have always demonstrated the scientific progress of man, but have indicated man's failure to achieve harmonious rela- tions among peoples the world. "If I am permitted to utter an expression of hope In this place today, it is that man, having come to understand his world and having shown he can pro- gress in material' terms, will step forward from his magnificent site and direct his limitless energies to the achievements of harmony for all mankind." Girls Assemble After a dinner party at a geisha house .the night before as guest of.the city and.its chamber of com- merce, Trudeau was on the Expo site at end waiting to greet him were about the'most at- tractive group of Canadian hostesses assembled since Expo '67. There were also kids with balloons, grown-ups with Canadian flags and tourists with cameras. The Mounties were there along witti members of the On- tario and Quebec provincial police forces, and many hosts and hostesses from the provincial pavilions. This was Canada's day at Expo, and trudeau's appear- ance was widely billed. He shook dozens of hands before entering the Ca- nadian pavilion with its commissioner-general, Pat- rick Reid, and once inside the prime minister enjoy- ed it thoroughly. He fired question after question at Reid, pointing and turning whenever the action scene shifted. The Canadian pavilion, widely acclaimed as one of the top three in Expo, gives an electronic picture of Canada, with flashing colored lights and pictures, spectacular movies and- electronic sound: The prime minister did the complete tourist's tour, pausing to chat, with an Eskimo family, examining a bus that travelled here from Montreal, and often leading ttie applause in the movies. "It's exciting and he said at one point. He went directly from the Canadian pavilion to the Canada Day bash at the Festival Plaza and by the time he arrived, the seats were filled and all other vantage points were lined with' people. An estimated Canadians were here for the day. During the longest yet presented for a national day prime minister appear- ed to be more relaxed than anytime during the 16. days he has been touring Pacific countries. When about live male dancers of the Les Feux Follets lost their heels on the scratchy stage, Tru- deau was laughing delightedly at the retrieving oper- ations. ..As he has done everywhere on his tour, he used Canada Day to talk about Canada's new interest in the Pacific. "To a Canadian in the 1970s, Asia should be thought of as the Far East. Japan is east of Canada only if it is approached by the long in terms of distance, and long in terms of history. It is time now to take the direct route, the route of the closing decades of the century. "I hope that my current visit to Canada's Pa- cific neighbors and my pretence here today will sig- nal a new beginning." He said he was delighted that the Japanese, with' this fair, have been able to carry "the refreshing but elusive quality of youth westward across the Pacific. "I am confident that you will be able to cap- lure it ami hold it, as have Canadians in the years '1967." HOME-MADE COFFIN-Mrs. Lother Maimberg was to be buried today in this coffin built by her husband and fellow members of Edmonton's Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. The coffin: was home-made because Mr. Malm- berg decided prices were too high at funeral homes. Astrologer Predicts Nixon Assassination This Year OTTAWA (CP) Postal dis- pute negotiations resumed today as Windsor post office employ- ees walked out, possibly "for the duration." J. C. Mayes, vice-president of the Letter Carriers Union, said here that "any action by the lo- cals at this time was done under consultation with this committee." The postal unions Tuesday an- nounced the first of a series of rotating in a bid to speed settlement of their dispute with the ATHENS' (Reuters) A Greek astrologer has pre- dicted that United States President Nixon will be as- sassinated within 1970 unless he steps down from power in the next two months. Odysseus Kavadas, an as- trologer and a medium for spiritual research, told a news conference here that Senator Edward M. Kennedy will succeed Nixon. Kavadas also predicted that Prime Minister Wilson will emerge .victorious in Bri- tain's general election next month. Turning to domestic poli- cies, he told reporters that the present army-backed1 government will step down from power in 1971 and that elections for a parliament will.follow in 1972. Kavadas also said that King Constantine, who fled the country after his abortive coup attempt to oust the pre- sent governmeni in Decem- ber, 1967, will be restored to his throne within the year. Wo thanks! We've learned to do without them' NATO Reaffirms Offer ROME (CP-Reuters) NATO foreign ministers will today rei- terate their two-year-old offer to the Warsaw pact for negotia- tions aimed at a balanced re- duction of forces by both sides in central Europe. Their declaration will accom- pany a communique on the re- sults of a two-day annual minis- terial council session of the 15- nation alliance, informed sources said. But observers believe the ministers will have some diffi- culty agreeing on exactly what approaches should be made to the .Warsaw pact countries to bring about exploratory talks on an East-West Canada strongly urged the council to open a whole new field of negotiation .with the Russians and their allies. Exter- nal Affairs Minister Sharp was one of several speakers Tuesday favoring talks with the Soviet bloc on mutual and balanced troop reductions in Central Eu- rope. Sharp's proposal was more "detailed than that of the others. He recommended that Italy be given the responsibility; of Ottawa GoesToBat For Manufacturers OTTAWA (CP) Trade Min- ister Jean-Luc Pepin warned Tuesday that Canada will in- voke anti-dumping legislation to fight import competition fi- nanced by foreign governments at below-market interest rates. In a Commons statement, Mr. Pepin said the government is convinced Canadian manufac- turers have lost business in the domestic market solely because of the'availability to their for- eign competitors of export credit at lower rates of interest. In response, he said, the gov- ernment has decided to take four steps to reduce the "ad- verse impact of foreign govern- ment financing of exports to Canada." He said Canada will use all available means "consistent with her international obliga- tions" to curb special financing for exports in cases where Ca- nadian industry might suffer material injury. "Li this context, consideration will be given to invoking the provisions of the anti-dumping act in specific cases." TO SEEK AGREEMENTS At the same time, he said, Canada will attempt to obtain international agreement on rules for export financing which now threatens to develop into a "full-scale credit race" among the developed countries of the world. sounding the Soviet Union on the. best way to setting up troop-reduction talks. PROPOSAL REJECTED Sharp rejected the British proposal for a general European Conference, including neutrals. So did France. But French Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann also re- jected the proposal of Canada and others for East-West talks on troop cuts on the ground they seemed unlikely to be useful. Sharp said a big East-West security conference could be a followup to any progress in ne- gotiations on troop reductions in Europe. The British proposal, also put forward by Belgium, got sup- port from Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands. The council also heard an at- tack on the Greek military junta by Norway, Denmark and, to a lesser extent, The Nether- lands. Foreign Minister Prail Har- tling of Denmark urged that countries shipping arms to Greece stop, doing so. Canada cut off arms shipments to Greece in 1964 as a result of the Cyprus situation. government, centred on the Is- sues of wages and job security. M a c h i n e r y. for a national strike has been established. The stoppage at Winnipeg was scheduled for 24 hours. There was no sign here today of any break in the bargaining impasse. But the delegations for both sides were at full strength. Top union leaders periodically have skipped some sessions.- Cecil Harper, chief federal ne- gotiator, was asked today about his stated intention of request- ing federal mediation through the public service staff relations board: The unions have not gone along with tins request. Mr. Harper said he expected to be in'contact with the board later today. The Council of Postal Unions, representing workers, said Tuesday that other 24-hour stoppages could be expected no progress is made. The Wind- sor walkout, however, bore the marks of a longer-term stop- page. Tuesday, Union council co- chairmen William Houle and Roger Decade in a statement said: "We regret the inconven- ience to the public in Winnipeg and other areas that may be af- fected. "But the" hard-nosed treasury board is responsible, not the postal workers." KAPDRURY The treasury board depart- ment negotiates for the govern- ment and the treasury board president, C. M. Drury, has been singled out for union criti- cism for saying the Canadian public has less sympathy for a strike today than for the last one in 1968. He has said the federal gov- ernment has a mandate to re- sist the postal wage demands. Stock Prices Soar NEW -YORK (AP) Stock market prices soared in heavy trading today. The Dow Jones average of 30 Industrials was up 18.28 to 649.44 at noon. The American Stock Exchange price change index was ahead 1.26 at 19.62. Advances outnumbered dec- lines on both exchanges by 5-to- 1 margins. Analysts said some impetus to the rise may have come from the hope that President Nixon will suggest positive action for uia rasiioi a> a digier meeting tonight'with business and finan- leader's. BACK TO THE TABLE-William Houle, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, picks his teeth as he makes his way back to the negotiating table in Ottawa Wednesday. C. D. Harper, chief govern- ment negotiator in the postal dispute, prepares himself with a drink of water. Cambodia, South Renew Relations South Viet- nam and Cambodia announced today they Have agreed to re-es- tablish diplomatic relations and exchange ambassadors. The announcement was made at the South Vietnamese foreign ministry after meetings be- tween Cambodian Foreign Min- ister Yem Sambaur and offi- cials'of the Saigon government Diplomatic relations between the two countries were broken in 1963 because of a series of border incidents. Moves toward a resumption began after Cam- bodia's, chief of state, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, was de- posed March 18, and tile Viet Cong and North1 Vietnamese forces in Cambodia inflicted a series of defeats on the Cambo- dian Army. Sambaur arrived in' Saigon Monday, and a communique an- nouncing the resumption of dip- lomatic relations was expected Tuesday. But the announcement appar- ently was delayed a'day by dis- cussion of- disputed offshore, is- lands in the Gulf of Siam and the handling of ethtu'c nationals of each country living in' the other. Sambaur told reporters fol- lowing, the signing of a joint communique that whether his government would request U.S. forces to remain In Cambodia after the June 30' deadline set by President Nixon "depends on the situation in Cambodia on that date." "If we have control of Cambo- dian territory, there will be no need to ask that American troops to he said, "But if we do not yet have con- trol of our territory, then must make that request to the United States." NoUnemploymentPayments Frailce outlaws Albertan Drowns For Long-Hdired FelloiVS Extreme Group At Invermere DiVERMEHE, B.C. Michael Yakubiec, 23, of Cal- gary was missing and- pre- sumed drowned after a boating accident on Windermere. Lake Tuesday. Mr. Yakubiec and William Rodger, also of Calgary, were dumped into the water when their 14-foot boat overturned in choppy waves. MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) Men whose hair, beards or sideburns are long and scraggly cannot collect unem- ployment insurance in Monte- rey: So says James E. Ham- mond, manager of the state unemployment office for the Monterey Peninsula area. "Because the overwhelming majority of employers will not accept long hair on male em- ployees, we feel (hat those who persist in wearing it are voluntarily restricting their Hammond said. "They have only to shave or trim their hair and they will receive insurance payments. Hammond said his survey showed that more than SO per cent of employers demanded clean-shaven employees and only 19 per cent would receive applicants whose hair is "longer than that trimmed to the neck." PARIS (Reuters) The French government today or- dered the dissolution of an ex- treme left-wing group champi- oned Recently by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Tto cabinet decided to order (he dissolution c-f the Prole- tariah Left -movement as two former editors of the group's magazine went on trial accused of incitement of crime, justifies-. lion cf murder and other off- 4 Killed In Road Crasli Four'persons were'killed and one person was critically in- jured in a collision five miles southwest of Medi- cine Hat Tuesday. RCMP identified the victims Jacob'Hofer, 68, of the Win- nifred Hutterite Colony, Winni- fred, John Needrum, 57, his wife Margaret, 51, and their son Mark, 10, all of the Medi- cine Hat .district. In critical condition in Medi- cine Hat General Hospital is Brenda Needrum, 6. A small van-type vehicle driven by Hofer and the Need- rum truck were in collision at a rural intersection. Coroner Dr. E. G. F. Skinner of Medicine Hat has not de- cided whether there will be an inquest. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN fTRUCK driver Bob Char- leton claiming he drives a compact car just to get the feel of the road after climb- ing down from the big trucks Mike Miskiilin and Con- rad Pletlel failing to agree on Mrs. Miskulin's first name Albert Skclding. Bill Collar and Junior WIntemute plotting their first fishing trip and then celebrating by re- miniscing about past experi- encai with rod and reel. Govt. May AbandonCr edit Curbs Plan By VICTOR MACKIE Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The federal gov- ernment is having second thoughts about imposing con- sumer credit restrictions but Finance Minister Benson side- stepped the question when it was put to him Tuesday in the Commons. T. C. DougliS, national lead- of the New Democratic Party pointed out that the latest Dominion Bureau cf Sta- tistics figures show that con- tjpcodbm fmt quarter of this year has in- creased by only one half of. one per cent. BRAKE WORKING That is Ihe lowest, rate of in- crease in some five years, ha said. With expenditures on dur- able goods down by eight per cent Mr. Douglas asked Mr. Benson if he would abandon the proposed legislation for con- sumer credit controls. Mr. Benson fell back on the time honored reply of all cabinet ministers ot such ques- tion: "It the government iui any change in policy it will be announced in die House." What Mr. Benson did not disclose was that the cabinet, has been i'e examining the need for consumer credit re- slrictions. The Canadian eco- nomy is slowing down and un- employment is rising. The federal government is under severe attack in the Commons and outside the House for continuing though anti inflationary policies that resulting in mounting in- The CNMriUn La- bor Congress at its convention last week in Edmonton con- demned the government for persisting with its deh'berate slow-down of (.he economy. The on UK econo- my coupled with sharp drops in the stock exchange have brought uneasiness in govern- ment circles. There is not un- animity within the cabinet for continuing the economic squeeze policy. However, officially the cabi- net is presenting a iotid {root no the anti-inflation policy, Strom: Tax Would Kill Investment JIEDICINE HAT mier Harry Strom says imple- mentation of a capital gains tax in Canada would1 have a "devastating" effect on invest- ment in Alberta. Speaking to 120 persons at a public meeting at Bow Island, the premier said Alberta could lose in the next 10 years on royalty returns in min- eral development alone if a capital gains tax is imposed. Such a tax is suggested in Ottawa's white paper on taxa- tion. Mr. Strom said one of Alber- ta's largest refineries is consid- ering building in the Athabasca but is waiting to see If white (Mper is implemented. ;