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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta low tonight near 25; high Tuesday 25-30. The Lctlibridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 277 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Polls signify Nixon election landslide WASHINGTON (CP) Months of ceaseless politicking draw to an end today, with Uie 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 the 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 at 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 UNHAPPY ARRIVAL An Indian university student, Bhajan Singh and another cf the 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 Wirephofo) Canada fails to harness technology By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Tlie Canadian image abroad is that Canada is not yet an advanced industrial nation, ac- cording to a background study for the Science Coun- cil released here today. In fact, compared In other advanced nations, Ca- nadians arc increasingly becoming "hewers of wood and drawers of image Canadians have tried Ui shrug off-says Or. Pierre Bourgault in Special Study No. 23, "Innovation and the Structure of Canadian In- dustry.'' The special study is one of the background studies for the Science Council's controversial report "Innova- tion in a Cold released earlier this year. Dr. Eourgault. says it is clear that Canada's rec- ord tit innovation is and her perform- ance in key sectors of her manufacturing industry "is a cause for national concern." He adds that "we seem to have been unable to harness science and technology to achieve our econom- ic objectives-." As answers to [be image and economic problems, he suggests Canada do more processing of natural re- sources before exporting them and Canada build up particularly the liigh-technology sectors of the secon- dary manufacturing industry and in this way biu'ld 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, and at the same time gain a better stand- ing abroad as an advanced industrial nation. "Perhaps with a better image we could have sold more Candu reactors." Dr. Bourgault said. Canada's development of the Candu nuclear power system in the view of many experts represents one of the nation's best successes in high-technology. But tlio program has been criticized in recent years because Canada failed to sell any commercial reactors abroad. Pflj-s high price Canada has paid and is continuing to pay a "very high price for the technology it has received from abroad at whal may superficially appear to bar- gain the .study reports. Part of Hie price is that Canada each year im- ports large quantities of products derived from her O'.vn 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, famjm investment, via .subsidiary companies, most controlled hy U.S. parent companies. Japan, by comparison, imports s large amount ot technology by licence. Canadian subsidiary companies seem lo be getting excellent value for what at most might be a small fee, paid to the parent company. Teclinology costs a lot of money in research and development to produce. But the tendency in importing technology in (his way is to also import foreign technical specifications for components. The result, Or, Bourgault argues, too often is that Canadian subsidiaries end up ordering components from the country of origin of the technology, usually the U.S. instead of from existing ami capable Canadian suppliers. And this nffeds domestic suppliers farther removed. The rcsull is a host of "last, opportunities'1 among Canadian companies and the creation of an environ- ment which is "hostile lo innovation and technology The study offers the auto pact us per- haps a glaring example of this process, noting that about 95 per cent of the technology for Canadian-built cars is imported from the U.S. and so arc a largo portion of engineering oxiwrtise and components. Canadians nre left with low-skilled assembly Jobs, Tories lose seat OTTAWA (CP) Official re- turns from outlying polls in the Saskatchewan riding of Meadow Lake indicate tnat New Democrat Elias Nesdoly has won over Conservative Al- bert Cadieu by 30 votes. Up until early afternoon, thfe Conservative had been declared the winner by 28 votes on the basis of election reports re- ceived by radio. But the written statements received by mail to- day show Mr. Nesdoly leading by 30. The turnaround brings tho party standings to: Liberal 109, Conservative 108, New Demo- crat 31, Social Credit M, Inde- pendent 2. Tlie Meadow Lake figure is still subject to chsngc Wednes- day when the official vote tally takes plsce but Returnhig Offi- cer Louis Bey said the new fig- ures are probably accurate. Television star David Frost lo marry NEW YORK (AP) British television personality David Frost and actress-singer Dia- hann Carroll have announced their engagement, a spokesman for Frost said Sunday. Frost, 32, and Miss Carroll plen to niorry at Easter i n London, the spokesman said. It will be tho first marriage for Frost and the second fo- Miss who was divorced in 1962 by Monte Kay, a theat- rical agent WASHINGTON CAP) Stale 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 .'he United States is speeding up deliveries of military equip- mont 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 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. His 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 told a radio inter- viewer that Sean MacStiofain, the IRA's chief of staff, had not teen arrested because no con- viction could bs 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 tlu's vear. needed to resolve "some ambi- guities" and mentioned three. Defence Secretary Laird said in an interview that military reinforcements for South Viet- nam prior to a ceasefire "no- tifies the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong that our com- mitment to Vielnamization is a firm commitment." BRITAIN BATTLES INFLATION Heath slaps on 90-day 'freeze' PASSENGERS KILLED IN TRAIN FIRE Rescue workers carry victims of a train fire to o station at Fukuie, Japan, Monday, after fire broke out on a passenger train while it was passing through an eight-mile tunnel. (AP Wirephoto) Train fire toll rises Threaten to kill innocent people if Nixou elected SACRAMENTO' Calif. (API Authorities refuse lo confirm or a report by tiie Sacra- monto Union that someone has threatened to kill innocent people in Sacramento County if President Nixon is re-elected Tuesday. The Union quoted Sunday fro m a note that described Nixon as "the killer" respon- sible for "the thousands of in- nocent people killed i n Viet- nam." The Union said the note was enclosed in nine packets of food containing deadly doses of cya- nide which were mailed to area residents. The story said the writer claimed to have mailed 7.1 such packets and threatened to place 194 more on tho shelves of area food markets if Nixon wins. William Miller, spokesman for the Sacramento County sheriff's department, refused to confirm or deny the slon but acknowledged- that tho poison- ing of the food packets "is rc- Intcd to the Vietnam situation Miller said five of the packets were reported to authorities by residents Friday, three more Saturday and a ninth Sunday. News media were asked not to release the contents of the notes if they obtained copies. Meanwhile, authorities urged local rcsidrnls to shop care- fully. Searches were made of 13 area supermarkets but turned up nothing. FUKUf, Japan (CP) T w e n t y-nine persons were killed today 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 reported. Police said 460 persons were injured, 15 seriously, but 286 others made their way to safety through dense smoke in the eieht-mile-long tunnel. 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 the passengers were asleep when fire broke out in a dining car. Waitresses and cooks held the flames under control for a while, but even- tually had to flee for their 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 A- 1TNSUSPECTING Dale Krlrltisnn being drafted from the1 orchestra into the cast, cf l.clhbridge Musical Theatre's Man of La Mancha Tra v ell er IXMI Kohn dumbfounded lo meet some- one he knew from Lelhbrid.ce while dining out. in Calga'.y Gourmet Murray finishing off a huge plate of food and commenting to wife Carol "that tastes like more." Lewis lists items for govt. action OTTAWA fCPl David Lewis, leader of Ihc New Democratic Party, listed Sun- day items on which his party would like the minority Liberal government to lake action as a condition of NDP support in Uie next Parliament. He told the annual meeting of the Ontario Federation of La- bor (OFL) these include: Two German states pact seen BEKI.IN (Router) and West German ncgotinlors today arc expected lo conclude a treaty which would recognize (lie existence of two German states and thus help Enst Ger- many out of 20 years of Inter- national isolation. If will, once completed, also l.iy the basis for n number of improvement for Ihc people in divided Germany, such as moro freedom of movement, co-oper- ation ami exchanges in culture, sport and the. economy. Slate Socretnry Egon Bahr of West Germany, Chancellor Willy Brandt's main foreign po- litical negotiator, will cross the wall from West Berlin to wind up the complicated negotiations with East Germany's Michael Kohl. IIKI'OHTKI) ON TALKS Bahr was in Bonn diu-ing tho weekend to report on tho re- sults from four diiys of intenso negotiations in Berlin. Informed Western allied sources in West, Berlin said tho two already had reached vir- tual agreement on I lie treaty, on which the West German public will be informed Tues- day by Brandt. Ambassadors of Ihc United Stnlos, Britain, Franco and tho Soviet Union announced Sunday a successful conclusion lo Ilicir negotiations for a declaration reaffirming their special rights nnd responsibilities for Ger- many. Allied sources in West Berlin said they considered Ihc declar- ation satisfactory for all sides including West, Germany. The allies are most interested in protecting their right of tree access lo West Berlin across 110 miles of East Germany. lo minimize effects of winter unemployment: close watch on operations of the Unemployment Insur- ance Commission to 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 to cut taxes for corporations nt the expense of individuals: to stop the vising cost of living and particularly riser, in food costs; immediate and substan- tial increase in old age pen- sions of flic laws govern- ing election expenses. The NDP now hnd no more trust in the Liberal government than it before the election, Mr. Ijewis Mr. Ixswis added that ho had r.o more faith in Progressive Conservative Loader Robert Stanflold's ability to govern. LONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister Heath 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 60 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 lo its lowest-ever levels. Heath's move followed a breakdown in negotiations wild the unions and industries 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 to be made public later. He proposed also that the av- erage weekly wage should rise by providing an an- nual average increase of more than eight per cent. For the low earn- ing about. a week or this would amount to about 13 pe- cent. Heath's freeze announcement came m the wake of Sunday night's extensive cabinet shuffle winch included the ap- pointment 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 es- pected in political circles for some time, but the scale of the changes, which introduced a new "Mr. Europe" in the form of John Davies. fo-mer trade and Industry minister, sur- prised many observers. There were li) government changes and the 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 to join the Common Davies, the man now en- trusted with co-ordinating gov- ernment policv in preparation for Common Market entry, will he faced with a mass of de- tailed negotiation on the harmo- nizing of British p--actices with those in the Market. do if ;