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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 30-35; high Friday 40-45. The Lethkidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 274 LETHBRIDGE, SMBER 2, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTb THREE SECTIONS 32 PAGES Trudeau puts cards o n table OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trucleau will hold a tele- vised news conference tonight to discuss his intentions o n whether his government will re- main in power. The 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 Liberal 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 the government to Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, 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, 108 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 to 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 held 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 108 while a turn- around in Meadow Lake would leave the two major parties deadlocked at 108 seats each. Switches in both ridings would put the Liberals ahead IOC to 107 and raise the NDP total to 31. Irish cadre seized WELL, HELLO THERE-Prime Minister Trudeau offers greetings to tiny Christine Ann Morrisette, daughter of a Parliament Hill secretary, as he enters the building for crucial cabinet meeting to 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 be faced with some difficult choices as he tries to blend ex- perience, ability and regional considerations into a new 29-member cabinet. For instance, little Prince Edward Island can scarcely 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 critic-the member who would normal- ly expect to enjoy the spoils of victory in his speciality Heath Macquarrie, 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. Tliis is only one example of the difficulties that would face Mr. Stenfield. He appears to be overloaded with likely candidates in some provinces and extreme- ly thin in others. Wagner sure The only certainty is that Claude Wagner, his Que- bec lieutenant, would occupy a senior portfolio. And with only two MPs from Quebec, it is likely that the other, Heward Grafftey, also would be appointed to the cabinet. There is speculation that Mr. Wagner would ba 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. There is no scarcity of candidates in Ontario where the parly elected 41 MPs, including three former fed- eral ministers and a former provincial minister. George Hces, one-time trade minister; Frank Mc- Goe, briefly a minister without portfolio, and Allan Lawrence, Ihe Ontario justice minister who successfully moved to Ottawa in Monday's election, are all likely cabinet candidates, although Mr. McGce won only nar- rowly and faces a recount. And the other former federal Hellycr, who switched from the Liberals via his Ac- tion Canada also a possibility. There are other likely Ontario candidates as well, including Lincoln Alexander, 50-year-old Hamilton law- yer who was Canada's first black MP, and James Gillies, Ihe prominent economist who is a new MP. And out in Saskatchewan there is former prime minister John Diefenbaker. Would he be invited into a Stnnficld cabinet? And would Ire join if asked? Also from Saskatchewan is Alvin Hamilton, Mr. Dicfenba- kcr's agriculture minister, who has won himself anoth- er trip to Ottawa. If Mr. Ktnnficld leans toward former ministers, he has Waller Dinsdnlc from Manitoba who was minister of northern affairs in the Diefenbaker government. Alberta will raise the same difficult choices as Prince Edward Island. Among its MPs are Gerald Baldwin. Iho Conservative House leader in the last I'arliaincnl; Kldon Woolliams, Iho party's justice crit- ic; Marcel Lambert, the financial mile, and .lack Jlorner, agriculture critic. In addition, Monday's elec- tion brought in Pclcr Bnwdcn, a self-made oil mil- lionaire. Trudeau factor in defeat OTTAWA (CP) Defeated cabinet minister Pat Mahoney inscribed the outcome of the federal election in Alberta as "partly an anti-Trudeau vote and distinctly an anti-govern- ment vote." "Certainly the prime minister and his personality is one fac- to'-." Mr. Mahoney, commenting prior to a cabinet meeting, de- scribed Liberal losses in Al- berta, where the party didn't win any seats, as "just fantas- tic" and "part of a tidal wave." "I can hardly take it person- ally when I wasn't the only said the minister of state from Calgary South riding. He was at a loss to exiilc'i the shifted voting pattern in Al- berta. "I don't honestly know. Some people claim that the inter- vention of the 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." BELFAST (AP) 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 Ardoyne district were pelted with rocks and bot- tles as they flung up roadblocks to cordon off the immediate area, the army said. After the raid more rioters 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 results of the th-3 spokesmen 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 100 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 to switch its battle'into the politi- cal arena. SAIGON BUCKING WAR AGREEMENT Hopes are fading for speedy truce Once branded a traitor poet Ezra Pound dies Alberta doctors seek fees talks From REUTER-AP VENICE, Italy (CP) Ezra Pound, one of the foremost poets of the 20th century though he was branded a traitor to his homeland and a lunatic, died Wednesday night at the age of 87. Pound, who died of an in- testinal obstruction after being taken 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 in a Washington mental hospi- tal. A towering 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 only by his housekeeper-companion, Olga Rudge. He is remembered chiefly for his than 100 long poems spanning 800 pages cov- ering the 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 the pro-Fascist broadcasts he made while in Italy during the Second World War, which led to hir indictment, in absentia, on charges of treason in 1943. Ital- ian partisans arrested 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 the cage, that he wrote the Pisan Cantos, regarded as smong the finest poems 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 g-owing knowledge of my errors." "I lived my life believing I knew something. Then came the day when I realized that this was not so. I was wrong. I know nothing." Tory victory is confirmed PARIS (AP) North Viet- nam said today the United States must undertake to 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 the session, the United States 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 chief 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 hi 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 States for not signing the agreement 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 that the Communist side had asked another session next Thursday and the United States 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. Earlier in the day, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu angrily denounced the agreement-disclosed by Hanoi last Thursday morning- as a sell-out, widening his 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 of another war and denied the South Vkinamesee people a chance to determine their future. Private contacts between Washington and Hanoi appar- ently have not raised hopes that a meeting to 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 the 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 the U.S. presidential election next Tuesday. North Vietnam apparently fears President Nixon will hold out for tougher terms if the election puts him back !.ito the White House for another four years. EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Medical Association says it wants to begin talks with the provincial government to avoid any chance of a showdown over fee schedules. Dr. Bryce Wei" of Edmonton, a member of the AMA's committee on economics, made the remark during an interview Wednesday. He said Ihe AMA is concern- ed that the cost o( living may keep rising without Ihe Alber- la Health Care Insurance Com- mission's benefit schedule keep- ing pace. If this happens, Weir warned, the AMA might have lo raise its fee schedule unilat- erally. PATIENTS PAY This would force patients lo make some pay- ments to supplement Ihe por- tions of the 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 down with the provincial government and the Health Insurance Commission and drawing up plans whereby the AMA's fes structure is changed before a "crisis confrontation" is forced. "We don't want to be in a labor management situation with the Dr. Weir said. "Everyone gets an oppor- tunity to get raises. We want to see our income stay fair with resDcct to other professionals and management groups." Seen and heard About town THOUGHTFUL Lois Legge scratching her head while suggesting the name Jou Louis "rings a bell" Lethbridge Community Col- lege board member Don Liv- ingstone saying academic vice president. Werner Schmidt, a Social Credit lead- ership hopeful, is starting to sound almost like Primp Min- ister Trudcaii Vincc Kovacs rushing next door to catch the rest of a hockey game on his father-in-law's television set after his frantic efforts to put his own back together failed. SPIRITWOOD. Sask. (CP) Confirmation of Progressive Conservative Albert Cadieu's narrow win in the northwestern Saskatchewan constituency of Meadow Lake, which preserved his party's one-seat margin over the Liberals in Monday's federal election, was received today. He won by 28 votes. The outcome in Meadow Lake was in doubt election night after a see-saw battle and Mr. Cadieu was declared elected the following morning when several late reporting pells gave 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. It was received today, widen- ing Mr. Cadieu's lead to 28 votes. Recounts are automatic where the winner has a margin of fewer than 25 votes. Socreds oppose MLA pay boost Monster is for real-maybe BOSTON (AP) Ncssic, the Loch Ness monster, has had her picture taken with the unusual inconclusive results. Robert Rines, president of the Academy of Applied Sci- ence, disclosed Wednesday a series of pictures that he says show a part of n larpo marine crenlUT Inhabiting Scotland's 1-och Ness. Rincs says an academy ex- position took the photos lato Hils summer and that the pic- tures are substantiated by so- nar and other data. The academy, a group of sci- entists and laymen dedicated to promoting science and tech- nology, presented its findings at the annual Northeast Klec- Ironics Research and Engineer- ing meeting. MIOWS PHOTOS Wiios displayed n series n( photos that siiow a greoii-brown triangular object, identified as n fin, moving through murky water. He said international au- thorities who have seen the pic- tures verily their authenticity, even though no one will hazard to guess the identity of the creature. "If we arc right, and I he ex- prrts say we (linos said, "then there arc extremely long animals living in Ixwh Ness." Tlio sound waves of the sonar picked up two creatures mov- ing down nn underwater ravino toward the camera, Rincs said, and showed them lo 20 lo 30 feel long. The camera, set 50 feet under water and 150 feet from the sonar equipment, was set to take strobe-light pictures at IS-socond intervals and Rinos said the fin moved in and out of view in five frames. llines said the pictures are of poor quality because of silly water, but photo experts esti- mate the size of the appendage at alxtul eipht to 10 feel lonR