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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 30-35; high Friday 40-45. The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 274 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CBNT1 THREE SECTIONS 32 PAGE3 Trudeau puts cards on table OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau will hold a tele- vised news conference tonight to discuss his inlcnlion5 o n whether his government will re- main in powcr. Thc 6 p.m. MST news confer- ence was announced by his of- fice while the prime minister met his cabinet. He said as ha entered the meeting today that an announcement on his in- tentions would be made "when I can get radio and television time." He said Wedesday that he would announce a "crystal clear" decision today. Today's cabinet meeting was the second in two days as the Libeial government discussed what it should do in the wake, of Monday's election. A spokesman for the prime minister's office said the cabi- net will meet both morning and afternoon. It was discussing whether Mr. Trudeau should hand over tile government to Conservative Leader Robert Sianfield, whose party won the most seats on the basis of the count after Monday's election. The standings now are 109 seats for the Conservatives, 103 for the Liberals, 30 for the New Democratic Party, 15 for Social Credit and there are two inde- pendents. But there are at least two automatic recounts upcoming and several more recounts are expected which could change the standings in the 26-seat House. So Mr. Trudeau may decide to await the recounts before making a decision whether to step down or remain in govern- ment and face Parliament. Mr. Stanfield, meanwhile, was awaiting the government's decision at his home. New Democrat Party Leader David Lewis returned to Ot- tawa from Toronto Wednesday night and was lo hold meetings with his staff during the day. Among items to be discussed were when to call a meeting of the NDP caucus and when to hold a meeting of the party's national council. Mr. Lewis so far has declined comment on what the govern- ment s h o u 1 d do, saying only that his party will support good legislation no matter who holds power. The outcome could hinge on two ridings, where the winning margin was less than 25 votes, and could be lield in up to a dozen more. The Conservatives won On- tario riding by 16 votes over the Liberals and Meadow Lake, a Saskatchewan constituency, by 23 over the NDP. A switch in Ontario would put the Liberals on lop 109 to JOB while a turn- around in Meadow Lake would leave Hie two major parties deadlocked at 108 seaU each. Switches in both ridings would put the Liberals ahead lOli to 107 and raise the NDP total to 31. WELL, HELLO THERE-Prime Minister Trudeau offers greetings to liny Christine Ann Morriselte, daughter of o Parliament Hill secretary, as he enters the building for crucial cabinet meeling lo decide his government's fate. (CP Wirephoto) Tory cabinet prospects plentiful By STEWART OTTAWA (CP) If the Conservatives form the rest federal government, Robert Stanfield will Iw faced with some difficult choices as he tries to blend ex- perience, abilily and regional considerations into a new 29-member cabinet. For instance, little Prince Edward Island can acarcely have more than one minister in the cabinet, and yet it has at least two MPs who seem to bo obvious choices. J. Angus MacLean was minister of fisheries in the Diefenbaker government and has been a front- bench opposition member ever since. And the party's external affairs member who would normal- ly expect to enjoy the spoils of victory in his speciality Heath Macquarric, also an Islander. Furthermore there is David MacDonald, 36-year-old former United Church minister, one of the more vo- cal members of the opposition, who helped Mr. Stan- field gain the leadership. Tills is only one example of the difficulties that would face Mr. Stanfield. He appears to be overloaded with likely candidates in some provinces and extreme- ly thin in others. Wagner sure Tlie only certainty is (hat Claude Wagner, his Que- bec lieutenant, would occupy a senior portfolio. And with only two MPs from Quebec, it is likely that the other, Howard Grafftey, also would be appointed to the cabinet. There is speculation that Mr. Wagner would bo given the trade, or perhaps the external affairs, port- folio. Party sources say the former provincial justice minister, who has been downplaying his law-and-order image, would not go into the federal justice portfolio. is no scarcity of candidates in Ontario where (he parly elected 41 MPs, including three former fed- eral ministers and n former provincial minister. George Hues, one-lime trade minister; Frank Mc- Gce, briefly a minister without portfolio, and Allan Lawrence, the Ontario justice minister who successfully mover! lo Ollaua in Monday's election, are nil likely cabinet candidates, although Mr. McGce won only nar- rowly and faces n recount. And the other former faler.il Paul llellycr, who switched from the Liberals via his Ac- lion Canada also a possibility. There rirc other likely Ontario candidates as well, including Lincoln Alexander, 50-year-old Hamilton law- yer who was Canada's first black MP, and .lames Gillies, Ihc prominent economist who is a new MP. And out in Saskatchewan there is former prime minister John Would lie be invited info a Stnnficld cabinet? And would Ire join if askcdV Also from Saskatchewan is Alvin Hamilton, Mr. Dicfciita- kor's agriculture minister, who Iras won himself nnoth- cr trip lo Ollawa. If Mr. Ktnnficld loans lov.-nrd former minislcrs, ha IIHS Waller Dinsdnlc from Manitoba who was minister of northern affairs in the Diefenbaker government. Allxrla will rnise Ihc same difficult choices us Prince Edward Island. Among its MPs nro Gerald Baldwin, the Conservative House leader in the last Parliament; Kldon Wnnlllinm, the party's juslicc ic; Marcel the financial critic, mid .lack llonior, agriculture critic. In addition. Monday's elec- tion brought in Pclcr Bnwdcn, n self-made oil mil- lionaire. Trudeau factor in defeat OTTAWA (CP) Defeated cabinet minister Pat Mahoney c'oscribed the outcome of the federal election in Alberta as "partly an anti-Trudeau vole and distinctly an anil-govern- ment vote." "Certainly the Drime minister and his personality is one fac- to'-." Mr. Mahoney, commenting prior lo a cabinet meeting, de- scribed Liberal losses in Al- berta, where the party didn't win any seats, as "just fantas- tic" and "part c[ a tidal wave." "I can hardly take it person- ally when I wasn't the only said the minister of state frcm Calgary South riding. He was at a loss lo cxnb'i the shifted voting pattern in Al- berta. "I don't honestly know. Some people claim that the inter- vention of (he provincial mem- bers in the campaign with about 10 days to go had a real effect in swinging it that way. I just don't know." Irish cadre seized BELFAST CAP) A battal- ion of British troops swept into a Roman Catholic district of Belfast late Wednesday night and captured a suspected cadre of Irish Republican Army guer- rillas. Army headquarters said they believed an IRA battalion com- mander, three other officers and four active gunmen were seized in the operation, mounted against fierce opposi- tion from local youths. The 600 soldiers who pene- trated the ArdojTic district were pelted with rocks and bot- tles as they flung up roadblocks to cordon off the immediate area, the army said. Afier (ha raid more riolers converged on the local infantry command post, he said. The riots were broken up by volleys of rubber bullets from the soldiers. HIT CLUB The spokesman said the tar- get for the mission was a club "habitually used" by IRA oper- atives. Twenty-five men were held at first, but 15 were later released, he said. "We are very pleased with the resulls of the tli-3 spokesman added. The army has reported con- siderable success against the IRA since troops stormed the organization's 10 traditional strongholds July 31 in a heav- ily-armored operation. Nearly 300 guerrillas, including at least 16 senior officers, have been picked up. The British say the IRA has been badly hurt in the months since the July crackdown. There has been a significant drop in the number of IRA shootings and bombings in re- cent weeks, coupled with talk- that the IRA may be anxious lo switch its battle into the politi- cal arena. SAIGON BUCKING WAR AGREEMENT Hopes fading are for speedy truce Once branded a traitor poet Ezra Pound dies Alberta doctors seek tees talks EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Medical Association says it wants to begin talks with the provincial government lo avoid any chance of a showdown over fcs schedules. Dr. Bryce Wei- of Edmonton, a member of the AlUA's sub- commiUec on economics, made (he remark during an interview Wednesday. He said the AMA is concern- ed lhat the ccsl of living may keep rising without (lie Alber- Health Care Insurance Com- mission's benefit schedule keep- ing pncc. If Ibis happens, Weir warnod. the AMA miclit have lo raise ils fee schedule unilat- erally. PATIICNTS PAY This would force patients (o mnke some pay- ments lo supplement Ihe tions of (he doctors' fees not covered by medical plan. Currently, Dr. Weir said, the AMA's fee schedule and the health care insurance benefit schedule are "virtually balanc- ed right across the board." This means the patient has no out-of-pocket expenses. The AMA hopes to avoid uni- lateral fee schedule increases, Dr. Weir said, by sitting doHTi with the provincial government and (he Health Insurance Commission and drawing up plans whereby (he AMA's fee structure is changed before a confrontation" is forced. "We don't want In be in a labor management situation with the Dr. Weir said. "Eve-yone gets an oppor- tunity (o get raises. We want (o see our income slay [air with rcsvjcct to other professionals and management groups." From REUTER-AP VENICE, Italy (CP) Ezra Pound, one o[ the foremost poets of the 20th century though he was branded a traitor to Ills homeland and a lunatic, died Wednesday night at the age of 87. Pound, who died of an in- testinal obstruction after being tpken to hospital at midnight Tuesday night, two days after his birthday, had been living in exile in Italy since 1958, when he was released from 13 years il a Washington mental hospi- tal. A lowering but tortured fig- ure, he had spent the last 12 years of his life in a small house near Venice's Grand Ca- ns! in a poo- quarter of the city, attended onlv by his housekeeper-companion, Olga Iludge. He is remembered chiefly for his than 100 long poems spanning 800 pages cov- ering Ihe thoughts of human- kind from Confucius to the present also for his bitter criticism of the United States, democracy and liberal economics. He was equally famous for Ihe pro-Fascist broadcasts he msde while in Italy during the Second World War, wliich led to hir indictment, in absentia, on charges of (reason in Ital- ian partisans arresl'xl him in 1945 and he was turned over to U.S. troops, who placed him for a while inside a cage in a de- tention camp. It was there, inside Hie cage, lhat he wrote the Pisan Cantos, regarded as Emong the finest poc-ms of the century. Pound ceased to write in EZRA POUND 1963, saying In a rare interview with an Italian magazine that he had given up writing be- cause of "a knowledge of my errors." "I lived my life believing I knew something. Then came the day when I realized that this was r.ot so. I was wrong. I know nothing." Seen and heard About town rpHOUGHTFUL Lois Legge scratching her head while suggesting Ihe name Joe Louis "rings a bell" Lcthbridge Community Col- lege board member Don I.iv- inpsfone saying academic vice president Werner .Schmidt, a Social Credif lead- ership hopeful, is starling (o sound almost like Primp Min- ister Tnide.iu Vince Kovacs rushing next door to catch Ihe rest of a hockey fame, on his father-in-law's television set after his frantic efforts (o put his own back (ogclhcr failed. Tory victory is confirmed SPIRITWOOD. Sasfc. (CP) Confirmation of Progressive Conservative Albert Cadieu's narrow win in the northwestern Saskatchewan constituency of Lake, which preserved his party's one-seat margin over the Liberals in Monday's federal election, was received today. He won by 23 voles. The outcome in Meadow was in doubt election ni.ght after a see-saw battle and Mr. Cadien was declared elected the following morning when several late reporting pells pave him a 23-vote margin over New Democratic candidate Elias Nesdoly. But one poll, from the remote community of Cluff Lake, re- mained to be heard from. If was received today, widen- ing Mr. Cadieu's lead (o 23 votes. Recounts are automatic where the winner has a margin of fewer lhan 25 votes. PARIS (AP) North Viet- nam said today the United Sfates must undertake lo sign a Vietnam peace agreement be- fore. Hanoi will consent to fur- ther discussions with U.S. pres- idential envoy Henry A. Kissin- ger. The statement was made by Nguyen Thanh Le, spokesman for the North Vietnamese dele- gation, after the day's semi- public peace talks. At tie session, the United Slates told the Vietnamese Communists that the few re- maining problems to be settled before a ceasefire accord is reached "should not be dis- missed as a pretext for delay." "Misunderstandings on serious points, if they exist, must be frankly dealt U.S. delegate William J. Porter said at the peace talks. "Ex- cessive haste in settling the fi- nal element would jeopardize the work that has been done, Nguyen Xuan Phong, acting South Vietnamese clue! dele- gate, was critical of the tenta- tive agreement worked out by the United States and the North Vietnamese. "We totally deny the Hanoi Communist regime the right to interfere in any way, militarily or politically, directly or other- vise, in the internal affairs of South he said. The Vietnamese Communist delegates earlier denounced the United Slates tor not signing (hs Egreement and said delay- ing tactics compromised the chances of getting American prisoners of war home by Christmas. Porter told reporters at the end of the four-hour meeting (hat the Communist side had asked another session next Thursday and the United Slates agreed. The Viet Cong renewed an old Communist demand for the liquidation of all U.S. military bases in South Vietnam. North Vietnamese negotiator Xuan Thuy, in Paris, demanded in an NBC television interview Wednesday night that the United States guarantee the terms of the nine-point draft agreement he helped to ham- mer out in a series of secret meetings with White House ad- viser Henry Kissinger. Ezrh'er in the day, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu angrily denounced the agreement-disclosed by Hanoi last Thursday morning- as a sell-out, widening bis split with the United States. And in Washington, the Nixon administration continued to in- sist it will not be stampeded into signing a settlement that sowed the seeds ol another -war and denied the South Vvinamesee people a chance to their future. Private contacts between Washington and Hanoi appar- ently have not raised hopes that a meeting lo iron out re- maining issues is in the offing. Sources said Kissinger has no travel plans at least until this weekend. SEE MORE SESSIONS Kissinger said last Thursday that tlie six or seven issues could be negotiated at one final meeting but diplomatic sources now are suggesting that two meetings are more likely, plus a trip to Saigon to relay "the re- sults to Thieu. This would vir- tually rule out any agreement before tlie U.S. presidential election next Tuesday. North Vietnam apparently fears President Nixon will hold out for tougher terms if the election puts him back i.ito the While House for another four years. Socreds oppose MLA pay boost Monster is for BOSTON (AP) Nessic, (he Loch Ness monster, has had her piclurc Inken wilh Ihc unusual Inconclusive results. Robert Rincs, president of Ihe Academy of Applied Sci- ence, disclosed Wednesday ,1 series of pictures dial he says show n of n larpp marine crentiri- inhahilinp Scotland's Ixwli Ness. nines says nn nuiricmy ex- position look the photos lalo I Ills summer nnd Hint the pic- tures are subslnntialcd by so- nar iiml olhcr data. The academy, a group of sci- entists and hymen dedicated lo proinoling science nnd lech- nology, presented ils findings at Ilic annual Northenst Klcc- Ironics and Engineer- ing meeting. .snows PHOTOS PJni'.s dlsplnyrd n scries n[ photos that sliow n Ri'oi'ii brown Irlanfiiilar object. Identified us n fin, moving Ihrougli mnrky writer. He said international au- thorities who have seen tlie pic- tures verily their mithcnlicily. en though no one will hazard lo guess Ihc idcnlily of the creature. "If wr are right, and Ihr ex- perts we Rinos said, "then there arc extremely long arimnls living in Ness." Tlw sound waves of the sonnr picked up two creatures mov- ing down underwater ravino toward Ihc camera, Rines snid, and showed Ihem lo Iw 20 lo .10 feet, long. The camera, set 50 (eel. under water and 150 feet from Ihc sonar equipment, was sc I. to lake slrobc-lighl pictures at l.Vseeond intervals and Rines said the fin moverl in nnd out of view in five frames. llincs said the pictures are of peor quality because of silly water, but photo exports esti- mate the size of the appendage nl alioul eight to 10 feel long Jind four lo six feet across. While zoologists have yet lo Identify the object in the pic- (mvs, Rines salt! one. report s.-iid the fin slnicliirc resem- bled that of tlie tail of n ncwl, a email semi-aquatic lizard. EDMONTON (CP) Tlie Al- berta legislature Wednesday gave approval in principle to a bill which would almost double the salaries of its members The bill proposes increasing salaries of JILAs (o a year from The Opposi- tion leader would receive an in- crease cf to a year and Ihe premier would be paid up from Seven Social Credit mem- bers, including retiring Opposi- tion leader Harry Strom, voted against second reading of the bill. They argued lhat some in- crease was justified, but said Ihe government was going too far. TAKES SAME STAND Now Democratic Parly lead- er Granl Nolley took basically the same si and. Tlie bill had been given first reading Tuesday. Deputy Premier Hugh Hom- er said (he Increases wcro jus- fified because many members g.ive up their optimum earn- ing years lo enter public ser- vice. "To I hose who cHtlcizo increase they should givo consideration to what kind of Ihe people he said. E. W. Hinman (SC Card- slnn) said (hat incryises were necessary but Hi at the large, in- creases planned had produced a quiet resentment by the pub- lic He warned that money could become the chief reason for seeking election. Mr. Nolley said (he present salary for MLAs was inade- quate because politics lakes an increasing amount of time. He also said it was not pos- sible for people lo seek election unless (here proper salaries. 'They say it's falling dawn.' ;