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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight near 25; high Tuesday 25-30. VOL. LXV No. 277 The Lctltbridge Herald LETHBRIDfJE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1972 PRfCE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES UNHAPPY ARRIVAL An Indian university Bhajan Singh and another cf tha 27 Indians that landed at Toronto International. Airport, wait for a flight back to India after a few hours in Canada. They were refused entry to Canada under new crackdown on visitors sus- pected of being back-door immigrants. (CP Wirephoto) Canada fails to harness technology By JEFF CARRUTHERS Ilrralil Ollaiva Bureau OTTAWA The Canadian image abroad is Lhat Canada is nol yet an advanced industrial nation, ac- cording to a background study for the Science Coun- cil released here today. In fact, compared In oilier advanced nations, Ca- nadians arc increasingly becoming "hewers of wood and drawers o[ image Canadians have trial to shrug (iff-says Dr. Pierre Bourgault in Special Study No. "Innovation and the Structure of Canadian In- dustry.'' The special study is one of the background studies for Ihc Sdonce Council's controversial report "Innova- tion in a Cold released earlier this year. Dr. Bo'jrgaull. says il is clear that Canada's rec- ord at innovation is "disappointing'' and her perfoim- ance in key sectors of her industry "is a cause for national concern." He adds that seem lo have been unable to harness science and technology to achieve our econom- ic As answers lo Ihc image and economic problems, he suggests Canada do more processing of natural re- sources before exporting them and Canada build up particularly the lugh-tcchnology sectors of the secon- dary manufacturing industry and in this way build up the proportion of manufactured goods which could then be exported. In this way, Canada can better attack her own un- employment problems, tapping existing highly-skilled workers, ami at the same time gain a better stand- ing abroad as an advanced industrial nation. "Perhaps wilh a bellcr image could have sold more Candu Dr. Bourgault said. Canada's development of the Candu nuclear Bjstom in [lie view of many experts represents one of the nation's host successes in high-technology. But tho program has criticized in recent years because Canada has failed to tell any commercial reactors abroad. Pays high price Canada has paid and is continuing to pay a "very high price (or Ihc lechnology it hns received from abroad at whal may superficially appear lo bar- gain prices." the study reports. Part of Ihc price is thai Canada each jcar im- ports large quantities of products derived from her own natural resources finished aluminum foils for electronic components, finished asbestos products, and special-grade metal alloys using Canadian nickel, as examples. Canada imports n large amount of her technology as direct investment via subsidiary companies, most controlled by t'.S. parent companies. Japan, by comparison, imports s large amount ol technology hy licence. Canadian subsidiary companies soem lo be gelling excellent value for what at most might be a small fee, paid to the parent company. Tcclmology costs a lot of money in research and development to produce. But the tendency in importing lechnology in (his way is to also import foreign technical specifications for components. The result, Dr. Bom-piult argues, loo often is that Canadian subsidiaries end up ordering components from the country of origin of Ihe technology, usually Iho U.S. instead of from existing and capable Canadian suppliers. And this affects domestic suppliers further removed. The resull is a host of "lost opportunities" nmong Canadian companies nnd Iho creation of an environ- ment which is "hostile lo innovation nnd technology The sludy offers the ll.S.-Cnnncln nuto pact us per- hnps a glaring example of this process, noting Hint about 9T> per rent of Ihe technology for Canarilnn-hiilll cars Is imported from Ihe U.S. ami so arc n largo portion of engineering expertise and components. Canadians are left wilh low-skilled assembly Jobs, Tories lose seat 01TAWA (CP) Official re- turns from outlying polls in the Saskatchewan riding of Meadow Lake indicate Qiat New Democrat Elias Nesdoly has won over Conservative Al- bert Cadieu by 30 voles. Up until early afternoon, Conservative had been declared the winner by 20 votes on the basis of election reports re- ceived by radio. But the mitten statements received by mail to- day show Mi-. Nesdoly leading by 30. The turnaround brings tho party standings to: Liberal 109, Conservative 108, New Demo- crat SJ, Social Credit H, Inde- pendent 2. The Meadow Lake figure is still subject lo change Wednes- day when the official vole tally fr.kes piece but Returning Offi- cer Louis Bey said the new fig- ures arc probably accurate. Television star David Frost to marry NEW YORK (AP) British television personality David Frosl and actress-singer Dia- hann Carroll have announced their engagement, a spokesman for Frost said Sunday. Frost, 32, and Miss Carroll pkn to uiorry al Easter n London, the spokesman said. It will be Ihe first marriage for Frosl and the second Miss Carroll, who was divorced in 1962 by Monlc Kay, a theat- rical agent Polls signify Nixon election landslide WASHINGTON (CP) Months of ceaseless politicking draw to an end today, with the latest polls signalling a poten- tial landslide for Richard Nixon despite the strenuous efforts of challenger George McGovern to challenge the presidents credi- bility and his will for peace. Final reports from the major poll-takers before Tuesday's voting indicated the president has clung to the support of 60 per cent or more of the vot- undiminished in the last 10 weeks of hectic cam- paigning and unremitting at- tack by McGovern. MeGovem's own showing has increased marginally as more of the undecided voters have assigned their favor, but he still faces the prospect of a de- feat to rival that of Con- servative Republican Barry Goldwater in 19G4, when Lyn- don Johnson swept 61 per cent of the vote. Even the most cautious of Nixon's political advisers were able to see only a few Massachusetts. Wisconsin, West Virginia, the District of Colum- the president might lose. However, two of the pollsters, Lou Harris and Daniel Yanke- lovich, cautioned against taking the poll results as definitive. Appearing together on a tele- vision panel, Harris said this is a "year of volatility" while Yankelovich spoke of a "nar- rowing lead" for Nixon as a re- sult of the faltering Vietnam negotiations. Speaking to a crowd of sev- eral thousand in Brooklyn dur- ing a sweep of normally Demo- cratic New York boroughs, McGovern gave his own reply: "We're going to give the public- opinion poll-takers the biggest surprise of their lives." The second-to-last day of the campaign featured the same sort of scenario as the previous weeks, a generally tranquil day for Ihe president, out of public sight, and a feverish round of activity and speeches by the Democratic nominee. McGovern accused Nixon and his foreign policy adviser, Henry Kissinger, of the "big lie" technique, trying to trick the American voter into believ- ing that peace in Southeast Asia is A hand. "This is not he told a national TV audience from New York. "The fact is that the war is now intensifying." He cited the four million pounds of bombs he said were dropped that day on Vietnam and the fresh flood of arma- ment being sent to South Viet nam before a ceasefire takes effect. The president, meanwhile, spent the day at the western White House in San Clemente, Calif., working with his ad- visors on presidential business and on the text of a national TV speech he is to deliver tonight. Vietnam peace talks to resume WASHINGTON CAP) State Secretary William Rogers pre- dicts that secret peace talks with the North Vietnamese will resume soon, but that a final agreement on a Vietnam cease- fire probably is "several weeks" away. The North Vietnamese chief negotiator, Xuan Thuy, said, meanwhile, that the Commu- nists would agree to another "final" meeting if conditions are right. "The question is se- riousness" on the part of the United States, he added. While indications mounted that negotiations would.soon re- sume, Defence Secretary Mel- vin Laird acknowledged that ilie United States is speeding up deliveries of military equip- ment to South Vietnam. Laird said this would "en- hance negotiations." Rogers repeated adminis- tration statements that the basic agreement has been reached. However, he said "one more series of meetings'1 is Irish law cracks down on leaders DUBLIN (AP) The Irish government plans a new law this month to crack down on leaders of the outlawed Irish Republican Army Justice Min- ister Desmond O'Malley says. Ills statement was quickly followed by the arrest Sunday of Maire Drumm, a leading fig- ure in Sinn Fein, political front for the IRA's Provisional Wing. O'Malley (old a radio inter- viewer that Sean MacSUofain, the IRA's chief of staff, had not teen arrested because no con- viction could be obtained against him under present law. Mrs. Drumm. 52. was ar- rested under a law against in- citing people to procure arms. The charge arose from a speech she made in the Repub- lic on St. Patrick's Day this year. needed to resolve "some ambl- gu'ties" and mentioned three. Defence Secretary Laird said in an interview met military reinforcements for South Viet- nam prior to a ceasefire "no- tifies the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong that our com- mitment to Victimization is a firm commitment." BRITAIN BATTLES INFLATION Heath slaps on 90-day 'freeze' PASSENGERS KILLED IN TRAIN FIRE Rescue workers carry victims of a irain fire to a station at Fukuie, Japan, Monday, after fire broke ouf on a passenger train while it was passing through an eight-mile tunnel. (AP Wirephoto) Train fire toll rises Threaten, lo kill innocent people if Nixon elected SACRAMENTO' Calif. (AD Authorities refuse lo confirm or tiMiy a report by the Sacra- mento Union that someone has (hroalencd lo kill innocent jx'oplc in Sacramento Counly if President A'ixon is re-elected Tuesday. The Union quoted Sunday f r o m a note that described N'ixon ns "Ihe killer" respon- sible for ''the thousands of in- nocent people killed i n Viet- nam.'' The Union said the nolc was enclosed in nine packets of food conlaininp deadly doses of cya- nide which were mailed lo area residenls. The slory said Ihe wrilcr claimed lo have mailed 75 such packets and threatened to place 194 more on Iho shelves of area food markets if Nixori wins. William Miller, spokesman for Ihe Sacramento County sheriff's department, refused to confirm or deny the slon but acknowledged dial (lie poison- ing of Iho food packets "is re- lated lo Ihc Vietnam situation Miller said five of Ihe packcls were reported lo authorities by residenls Friday, three more Saturday and a ninth Sunday. News media were asked nol lo release Ihe conlcnls of Ihe noles if Ibey obtained copies. Meanwhile, aulhorilies urged local residents lo shop care- fully. Searches were made of a area supermarkets but turned up nothing. FUKUf, Japan (CP) T w c n t y-nine persons were killed loday when fire swept through the dining coach of an express train deep inside Ja- pan's second longest railway tunnel near Fukui, in central Japan, authorities rcporled. Police said 460 persons were injured, 15 seriously, hut 286 others made their way to safety tlirough dense smoke in the eight-mile-long funnel. Most cf the victims suffered from smoke asphyxiation or in- juries received when they tried to scramble through the chok- ing fumes to safety. Many of Ihe passengers were asleep when fire broke oul in a dining car. Waitresses and cooks held the flames under cortrol for a while, but even- tually had to flee for their lives, a railway spokesman said. The train was en route from Osaka, southwest of Tokyo, to Aomori, in northern Japan. Many of the passengers were returning days. from weekend holi- Seen and heard About town 1JNSUSPECTING Dale Kclcliison being drafted from Iho orchestra into tiie cast, cf Ixrlhbridgc Musical Theatre's Man of La Mancha Tr a v e 11 r r Kolui dumbfounded lo meet some- one he kivow from Lclhbridgo while dining out in Calga'.-y Gourmet Murray Skewing finishing off a huge plate of food and commenting lo wife Carol "thai tastes like more." Lewis lists items for govt. action OTTAWA fCPl David Lewis, leader of the New Democralic Parly, listed Sun- day items on which his party would like (.he minority Liberal government lo lake action as a condition of NDP support in the next Parliament. lie fold Ihe annual meeting (if the Ontario Federation of La- bor (OFL) these include: Two German states pact seen rWIiMN' (Renter) F.ast and Wesl d'cnnan negotiators loday are c.xpeclcd lo conclude a Ircaly which would recognize Ihe existence of two German slates and Ihus help East Ger- many out of 20 yenis of Inler- isolation. It will, once completed, also lay Ihe basis for n number of improvement for Ihe people in divided Germany, such as moro freedom of movement, co-oper- ation and exchanges in culture, sport nnd the economy. Slate Secretary Egon Bahr of Wast. Chancellor Willy Brandt's main foreign po- litical negotiator, will cross Ihc wall from West Merlin to wind up the complicated negotiations wilh East Germany's Michael Kohl. IIIWOIITKI) ON TALKS Bahr was in Bonn diu-ing tho weekend to report, on tho re- sults Irom four days of intense negotiations in Kasl Berlin. Informed Western allied Fourccs in West Berlin said Iho two already had reached vir- tual agreement on Ihc trenly, on which the West German public will be Informed Tues- day hy Hrandl. Ambassadors of Ihe Dnilcd Stales, Britain, France and Iho Soviet Union announced Sunday a successful conclusion lo ihcir negotiations for a declaration reaffirming Ihcir special righls nnd responsibilities for Ger- many. Allied sources in West Berlin said they considered Ihc declar- ation satisfactory for all sides including Wcsl Germany. The allies arc most interested in protecting their right of tree access lo W'cst Berlin across 110 miles of East Germany. lo minimize effects of winter unemployment: close watch on operations of the Unemployment Insur- ance Commission lo prevent in- efficiency and delay in issuing cheques: immediate plan for di- rect job creation; cuts for the ordinary taxpayer. The NDP would op- pose government moves lo cut for corpora lions at the o'ponse of individuals; lo slop Ihc vising cost of living and particularly rii-cr, in food costs; immediate and substan- tial increase in old age pen- sions; of flic laws govern- ing election cxiwnses. The NDP now had no more trust in lire Liberal gwcrnment limn it had before the election, Mr. Ixnvis snid. Mr. added lhat he had r.o more faith in Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanflcld's ability lo govern. LONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister Healh announced today a sweeping 90-day freeze on wages, prices, rents and divi- dends in Britain, effective Tuesday. The announcement, made in the packed House of Commons, said the freeze would run for 90 days from royal assent of the bill, with provision for exten- sion of up to CO days. Heath said there will be a limited number cf exceptions from the freeze, aimed at sup- pressing the inflation that has seen the pound sterling sink to its lowest-ever levels. Heath's move followed a breakdown in negotiations with the unions and rnduslries to at- tempt to fight inflation through a voluntary system of price and wage restraint. The industries were ready to go along but the unions backed away, demanding a complete control over the rise in retail prices which Heath said he could not meet. Heath indicated that the 90- day freeze is to be followed by a further period of government controls, the details of which are lo be made public later. He proposed also that the av- erage weekly wage should rise by (S4.801, providing an an- nual average mcrease of mora than eight per cent. For the low earn- ing about a week or less- tins would amount to about 13 pe- cent. Heath's freeze announcement came in the wake of Sunday night's extensive cabinet shuffle which included the ap- poinfment of a minister to watch over consumer interests. He is Sir Geoffry 45, who helped draft and steer through Parliament the bill un- der which Britain is to enter the European Common Market on Jan. 1. CHANGES EXPECTED The cabinet changes were ex- pected in political circles for some time, but the scale of the changes, which introduced a ncvr "Mr. Europe" in the form of John Davies. fo-mer trade and industry minister, sur- prised many observers. There were ID government changes ami (he strength of the cabinet rose to 19 from 17. Many people regard the price increases which forced the freeze as a by-product of Brit- ain's preparations (o join the Common JIa-ket. navies. Ihe man now en- trusted with co-ordinating gov- ernment policv in prenaration for Common Market entry, will be faced wilh a mass of de- tailed negotiation on the harmo- nizing of British with those in the Market. ;