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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Lows tonight 30-36; highs Sunday 40-45 The Lethbridcje Herald "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV No. 276 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1972 FIVE SECTIONS 80 PAGES PRESIDENT NIXON GEORGE McGOVERN Britain BACKDOOR VISITORS BANNED Hutterite bill faces curbs Great loser may become great winner By PETER BUCKLEY The Canadian Press WASHINGTON Once considered one of the great losers of United States political history, Richard Nixon could be headed for a victory of historic proportions in Tuesday's presidential election. The most bullish of the president's Republican ad- visers foresee their candidate winning a majority of votes in every one of the 50 states. Their principal fear is that voter apathy and cynicism will keep poten- tial Nixon supporters at home. Democratic nominee George McGovern. insisting steadfastly that he will beat Nixon, has had few people lo share his optimism. A Las Vegas bookie has quoted odds against him. Even his home state of South Dakota seems doubtful. The polls have said Nixon is likely to attract voters of almost every stripe, including many who had long been given up as lost to the Republican party-union members and college students, Jews and Roman Catho- lics, the hungry poor and the limousine liberals, indo- pendents and life-Jong Democrats, the solid South and the industrial North. And all of this although Nixon lias barely budged from the Wliite House to show the colors, and has not allowed McGovern's name to cross his lips. Backing a mystery Yew political observer, however bold, have pre- tended to understand why so many voters say they Will, support Nixon. Undoubtedly part of Nixon's backing will come from people whose main motivation is distaste for Senator McGovern The Democratic challenger has had trouble eslsb- lisliing himself as a viable alternative to Nixon, thanks to some allegedly radical policy stands, developments in Vietnam, organizational troubles and the demolition work of Republican campaigners. Another important part of the Nixon vole is pre- dicted to come from the homeless Conservative sup- porters of Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who won 16 per cent of the total vole for president in 1968 but was forced out of the 1972 running in May by a would-be assassin's bullets. However, such projections leave much unexplained, especially in light of what has been made public about voter opinions. In-depth surveys indicate that the president is still not much loved. He Iras not convinced a majority that he is a groat leader. He is not regarded as particularly capable in dealing with pocket-book issues. And he is still identified uncomfortably with tie privileged and big business. Yet Uie same surveys imply that he could end up with more voter support than did Lyndon .lolmson, Dwighl Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt or almost any notable vote-getting president back to George Wash- ington. Trips abroad help It is a truism of American politics thai foreign policy doesn't win votes. Yet the Nixon trips to Peking and Moscow are constantly cited by voters as one o[ (heir main reasons for supporting the presideul. It has been a vain exercise lor his opponents to remind voters that Richard Nixon himself, as congress- man and senator and vice-president, was in the fore- front of those Cold Warriors and who had helped make It politically suicidal for earlier presidents lo improve relations with Clu'na or the Sov- iet Union. Apart from foreign policy, such issues as the war hi Vietnam, the fight against crime nnd narcotics, school busing, economy in government and above all national prido appear lo have been pre-empted by Nixon. Elected president when Ihe United States seemed exhausted by race riots and anti-war discord, Nixon now presides over n cnmilry Hint looks as calm us a mlllpond by comparison. Mis Conservative Supremo Court appointment, his Insistence, on law nnd order as opposed lo "per- nnd Ills expanded federal nnli crimn budgets appear lo have answered a widespread public concern aboiM mushrooming crime statistics nnd the spread of addiction. Although American lives continued lo be lost In Vlclnnm nnd American tombs continued lo lay waslo (hut wretched country, Nixon's highly visible penco neiwlinlions through adviser Henry Kissinger seem lo luwc convinced many Hint Hie president Is ending Uio war. LONDON (Heuter) Specu- lation abounded today over what form of wage and price controls Prime Minister Heath might introduce Monday to curb inflation. Tile prime minister is consid- ered certain to disclose a pack- age of statutory measures when he addresses the House of Com- mons on Britain's economy. But there has been no official indication as to its contents. He met for three hours with his cabinet Friday to put the finishing touches on measures already worked out on a contin- gency basis before government talks with industry and the trade unions failed Thursday night to produce a voluntary agreement. Finding such an agreement had been a top government pri- ority and the breakdown o[ the talks was felt by observers to leave compulsory controls as the inevitable next step. Many observers considered the most likely action would be a temporary freeze on wages and at least limits on would last several months until a more elaborate system of statutory controls could be devised. Ilodh is no' expscted [o have trouble getting (he package through Parliament, although strong opposition can be antici- pated from the Labor party un- der former prime minister Har- old Wilson. Canadaslams set out immigrant door Hussein talks peace PARIS (AP) King Hussein of Jordan said in a newspaper interview published Friday that he is ready to conclude a "total peace" with Israel, if necessary through direct negotiations. Interviewed by Eric Rouleau, Arab affairs specialist of the daily Le Monde, Hussein said Jordan is prepared to accept "minor frontier adjustments on the basis of reciprocity." But he would reject any Israeli an- nexation of Jordanian territory, including the Jordan sector of Jerusalem, he added. Rouleau recalled the Israeli position that a peace settlement could be achieved only througli direct negotiations, long re- jected by all the Arab leaders. Plan election iu Bangladesh DACCA (Itculer) Prime Minister Mujibur Rahman an- nounced today that a general election will lie held in Bangla- desh March 7 under a new con- stitution passed today. Tills would mark the second anniversary of the dale when he launched his non-co-oper- nl.ion movement, which led eventually to the Indo Pakistan war and the creation of the new o[ Bangladesh. Sheik Muji'b said that the con- stitution will lake effect Dec. anniversary of Pakl Stan's defeat in the war. OTTAWA (CP) Immigra- tion Minister Bryce Mackasey announced Friday that visitors to Canada no longer are per- mitted to apply for landed im- migrant status without first leaving the country. He told a news conference the new rule is intended to pro- tect "naive and gullible" people abroad who have been sold air- plane tickets with the promise that they could come to Canada as visitors and qualify as immi- grants latei The change suspends a provi- sion in the 1969 immigration law that allowed visitors to stay in Canada while their ap- plication to immigrate were processed. The provision gave visitors an advantage over those who apply for immigration from their home countries. Mr. Mackasey said it also en- abled "unscrupulous people" to take foreigners' life savings in return for a trip to Canada. In Toronto Thursday, immi- gration officers turned back 44 people from India who had ar- rived on a flight organized by Indian agents. DENIES CONNECTION Mr. Mackasey denied that the new rule stems from Monday's election results, or from the campaign in which immigration became an issue. He said he had been aware since lie took the immigration portfolio last winter that it was a controversial matter. But abuses had increased recently because foreigners an- ticipated lighter immigration regulations in legislation prom- ised for the fall. The minister said the suspen- sion of the right to apply for immigration from within Can- ada is temporary, but would last at least until the new law is passed. Prime Minister Trudeau listed immigration as one of the areas where the Liberals "got a message" during the election that cut the party from a Com- mons majority to a minority tie with tlie Conservatives. The new ban took effect Fri- day. No visitors who did not ap- ply by noon Friday will be ac- cepted as landed immigrants, he said. While denying any link be- tween the new rule and the election, Mr. Mackasey ac- knowledged that visitors await- ing appeals for immigration seek work "to the detriment ot Canadians who need employ- as well as lo them- selves. But he did concede that the welcome the government of- fered lo more than Asians expelled from Uganda might have hurt the Liberals in the election. "I have been told thai the bringing in of Ugandans cost at least one person his seat, and f say too bad for that person. I'd do it all over again even if I knew it was going to cost him his seal." He refused to name the MP involved. EDMONTON (CP) A bill which would end decades of re- strictions on the land-buying power of the Hutterite sect in Alberta was introduced in the legislature Friday. Entitled an Act lo Repeal the Communal Property Act, Bill U9 was introduced by Munici- LOVE KNOWS NO BARS Two-year-old male giant ponda Kong Kang right, eyes his constant companion Lan Lap, a three-year-old female at iheir quarters in Tokyo's Ueno Zoo during .their press debut, The bears were given !o Japan by Communist China to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries. (AP Wirephoto) War issue warms up WASHINGTON (CP) Pres- ident Nixon said Friday that a basic agreement has been reached for a ceasefire through- out Indochina. George McGovern, Nixon's Democratic opponent in next Tuesday's presidential election, said that Nixon has betrayed U.S. hopes for a Vietnam settle- ment by pursuing a course that "is net a path to peace, but a detour around election The Indochina war issue con- tinued to be debated as McGovern and Nixon, the Re- publican president seeking a second term in the White House, neared the end of their campaigns. U.S. rushes military aid in biggest Viet buildup Free prisoners EAST BERLIN (Reulcr) A total of 30.000 prisoners will be released from East German prisons under an amnesty which began Nov. 1, informed sources said Friday. SAIGON (AP) The United States rushed more planes lo South Vielnam loday in Uio war's biggest military aid ef- fort. U.S. sources said the buildup will make the South Vietnamese air force the Ihird largest in the world, with more than aircraft. U.S. military sources re- ported North Vietnam also was building up war stockpiles just north of the demilitarized zone. The sources said the North Vietnamese are repairing the Ho Chi Minn supply route in Laos after recent monsoon rains. But the sources said there were no indications of any major movement of sup- plies tlie trail and n o large infiltration of troops. Meanwhile, China and North Vielnam assailed (lie Nixon ad- ministration for staging a big buildup in the South while de- laying the signing of a cease- fire. 1U-the anniversary of Paki- which began Nov. 1, informed ministration for staging a big Nixon i[ Stan's defeat in the war. sources said Friday. buildup in the South while de- denl is re Trudeau faces tricky cabinet juggling OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- loins in fulfilling the cabinet- of the Canadian transport com- Prairie's almost bare of Liberal Mr. Lar Isler Trudeau has (o do some making Irnclifion of represent- mission. Jean-Pierre Cote nnd candidates. might be Irirkv illPrrlinU U-ilh ivioinnnl in- inn nil i-nmnilc. AT-MIIII. Trillin (llo nnct Affifrt Allwrl.T vntpl'S UlrVHt nllt tlie In tllo n m In his speech Friday night, Nixon talked of a breakthrough he said he had accomplished in Vietnam peace negotiations. "We have reached agreement to have a ceasefire throughout Indochina, not jusl Vietnam, but in Cambodia and he said in Providence. H.I. This assertion went beyond the nine-point draft peace plan disclosed by the North Viet- namese. That statement re- ferred only to a ceasefire in South Vietnam. Nixon offered no elaboration on the status of a ceasefire agreement, but "we are working out those details we will succeed we sre go- ing to end this war in a way that will lay the foundations [or peace in the years lo come." PROMISES SUPPORT Nixon also said that win 01; lose next Tuesday he will sup' port "what is best for Amer- ica" after the election. "If Ihe verdict of the people of this nation should go lo our Nixon said, "then 1 will support what is best for America ard not take the position that only if I win are we going to support who- ever is president.'1 "Once Ihe campaign is over let us have the statesmanship to pull this country together and work Nixon said. McGovem has said he would r.ot ask Americans to support Nixon it tlie Republican presi- dent is re-elected. act OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau has (o do some tricky juggling with regional in- terests, politics and person- alities in rebuilding his cabinet. He siiid at his news confer- ence Thursday night that tin will lie announcing his post- election cabinet soon, so his mi- norily government will he ready (o fncc Parliament sonio time nfler Doc. 5. The rahlnel has In wnrk out n legislative program for Ilio opening of the 20th Parliament, hill there are five departments without n minister. In addition, Minister of Slnte Patrick Malio- ncy, who nssisled with finance dopnrlnionl progrnins, was dc- featori in Monday's r.lecllon. Killing five or six empty cnbi- net eliaJrs will present prob- loins in fulfilling the cabincl- inaking tradition of represent- ing all regions while heeding grumbles that Trudcau cabinets have been (op heavy with Qnebeccrs. Simultaneously, the cabinet maker must try lo pick Ihc best probably a Ihe jobs. IIK1.1" WANTED Vacancies include the impnr- lanl posts of labor, defence and agriculture as well as post- master-general and veterans affairs. Of the 23 cabinet members before the from Paul Martin, government lender In the three dropped out and three were ric- feiilci'. K. .1. Benson went from Ihe defence ministry to cluirmaii ot the Canadian transport com- mission. Jean-Pierre Cote and Arthur Lning left Ihe post office and veterans affairs respec- tively for (lie Senate. Defeated in the election were Agriculture Minister II. A. Ol- son, Labor Minister Martin O'Conncll and Mr. Malioncy. .loan-Luc Pcpin. minister n[ Industry, trade and commerce. Is clinging lo his Commons seal at Hie moment hy a five-vole fingernail and faces a recount that miRhl favor his Social Credit opponent. Mr. Pepin an- nounced before Monday's elec- tion that II woulrt be his lasl. PIU1KIKS BAHK In trying lo produce a cabinet Hint is regionally representa- tive. Mr, Trudeau find] thi Prairies almost bare of Liberal candidates. Alberta voters wiped out tlie Liberals, including Mr. Olson and Mr. Mahoney. Justice Alin- ister Otto Lang survived as tho sole Liberal MP from Sas- katchewan. Supply Minister .Inines Richardson and SI. Boniface MP Joseph finny were the only Liberals elected in Manitoba. It would be possible, but un- usual, for Mr. Trudcau to turn to the Senate for an Allrerta to Senator Harry Hays, former agriculture minis- tor. Hut. that would run Into op- position arc supposed lo be answerable to the elected representatives In the Commons. Mr. Lang or Mr. R'chardson might be persuaded lo switch lo Ihe agriculture portfolio, al- though there is no rule requir- ing that post to be filled by fl Prairie MP. .1. J. Greene, now an Ontario senator, was agri- cullure minister from 19G5 to 1968. Pickings are l.hin generally in the four Western provinces, where Liberal strength in the Commons was reduced to seven scats from 25 out of the four- province total of Four of the survivors are from British Columbia, in- cluding Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford and Fisheries Min- ister Jack Davis. Tho others arc MPs Len Marclmnd and Douglas Stewart, pal Affairs Minister Dave- Rus- sell less than 16 hours after a copy of the proposed legislation had been leaked accidentally to the press. It had been left on a counter In the legislative clerk's office where it was spotted by several reporters. A report on which the bill Is based had not been tabled in the legislature and it appeared that the Progressive Con- servative government of Peter Lougheed had made up its mind to repeal Ihe act before reading the report's recommen- dations. However, tlie report was la- bled Friday by Bob Bowling, minisler without portfolio who was chairman of the nine-mem- ber committee which included members from both sides of the 75-seat house. WOULD CONTROL BUYING In effect, it would lift restric- tions which went into effect in the 1930s, aimed at controlling bulk buying of rich farmland by religious groups such as the Doukhobors which have since settled in British Columbia. The original legislation fol- lowed complaints by small farmers who feared the reli- gious groups, because of their communal way of life, could af- ford lo buy the best land and leave smaller farms in a diffi- cult position. There also were fears chat the groups would not buy goods in villages and small towTis; that they would buy in bulk from cities and weaken Ihe economic structure of smaller centres. The existing legislation re- quires communal terites are the only such group in the get per- mission from the communal property control board before buying land. It also stipulates the size of colonies and their proximity to each other. Mr, DoM'Ung's report had four basic recommendations: the act be repealed; the prov- ince establish a Hutterite liai- son office; the Hutleriles' edu- cation structure be examined with a view to improving it; and all future legislation ol this nature apply to all Albertans. "Toward the end of 1971, it became apparent that the Com- munal Property Act may be in violation of the spirit of the proposed Alberta Bills of tlie committee said in its report. "Furthermore, there existed some doubt in Ihe minds o[ ru- ral residents as (o what the communa'. property control beard felt was 'in the public in- terest' when recommending Ihe establishment of new colonies." Tlie liaison office recom- mended by the committee would be similar to one already operating in Saskatchewan. It enables the government to keep an unofficial finger on the Hut- terite pulse in (he province. (See olher slory on Page 18) Lougheed sidesteps tax query EDMONTON (CP) Premier Peter Lougheed neatly side- stepped a question from an op- position member who asked in the legislature Friday whether the next provincial budget would contain any new taxes. "I refer with interest to a general or restricted sales lax." said R. Wyse cine "I'm sure there's a consider- able amount of interest.1' re- plied the premie- amidst laugh- ter from both sides o[ the house. "I suggest you wait until Feb- ruary and hear on tlie budgel." Alberta is Ihe only province without a retail sales tax. Seen and heard About town pOST Office bulletin board advising postmen to wear proper shoes during winter so they won't be fcrteil" Bessie Stoad dis- covering she had the wrong coat Hie Maclrod asking for a joke, saying he hasn't hoard one in six months Cecil Gordon saying he spent vacationing to find out Lcthbridge k Uu best place. ;