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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Nixon vows new era of self-reliance By GARNETT D. 1IOHNER VVasliinglon Star-News WASHINGTON President Nixon, promising the American people the rigors of self-reliance instead of the soft life, says he hopes to use the second term to lead the nation out of a crisis of the spirit. In an interview with the Star-News, the president vowed to work lo end "the whole era of permissive- ness" and to nurture "a new feeling or responsibility, a new feeling of self disicpline." we have passed through a very'great spiritual crisis in this he said. He added that the Vietnam war was "blamed for it totally" by many but he says the war was really "only part of the problem and in many cases was only an excuse rather than a reason." With a puritan fervor he has seldom shown in pub- lic, Nixon seemed to be closing the door on a time in which he felt the nation had been pampered and indulged, leaving its character weakened. "Tile aver- age he said, "is just like the child in the family. You give him some responsibility and he is going to amount to something. He is going to do something. "If, on the other hand, you make him completely dependent and pamper him and cater to him too much, you are going to make him soft, spoiled, and eventually a very weak individual." He had just come through a campaign, the presi- dent recalled, in which he "didn't go out with a whole bag full of goodies." And he made it clear that there will be few social goodies in his second administration. Nixon said that his general approach to the presi- dency "is probably that of a Disraeli Conservative a strong foreign policy, strong adherence to basic val- ues that the nation believes in and people believe in.. Bepeatedly, during the conversation of nearly an hour last Sunday at his San Clemente office, Nixon in- dicated the Conservative course he called it basic- ally centrist he was charting for the next four years: "This country has enough on its plate in the way of huge new spending programs, social programs, throwing dollars at problems reform using money more effectively will be the mark of this admin- istration "I honestly believe that government in Wash- ington is too big and is loo expensive. we can do the job belter with fewer people; "I am convinced that the total tax burden of the American people, federal, state and local, has reached the breaking poinl. It can go no higher; "It is our responsibility to find a way to re- form our government institutions so that this new spirit of independence, self-reliance, pride that I sense in the American people can be nurtured In addition to selling the over-all tone for his next four years, the president dealt with a wide range of specific subjects. Some highlights: Vietnam He is "complelely confident we are go- Ing to have a settlement" there. "You can bank on it." Election It was settled the day 8211. McGovern was nominated by the Democrats. McGovern's views "probably did not represent even a majority ol Demo- crats. They certainly reprpsenled a minority of the country." Foreign psiicy The second round of arms limi- tations talks with Russia Sail II staiting this month will be more important than Salt I. The middle East "will have a very high priority." Our pclicy toward Cuba will not change unless Castro changes his atti- tude. No more taxes Domestic policy He will "shuck off" and "trim down" social programs set up in the 1960's lliat ho considers massive failures largely because they just "threw money at the problems." Taxes "There will be no solution of problems that require a tax increase. "He is convinced that the tax burden of Americans has reached breaking poinl" and can go no higher. The courts He intends lo continue to appoint Con- servative judges. "The courts need men like Rehnquist and Burger and Blackmun and Powell." His aides Some healthy "friction, competition" between Henry Kissinger and the stale department and John Ehrlichman and the domestic agencies is going to continue. "That, is the way it is going to have to be with them or Ilicir successors." Nixon strongly indicated that he does not go along with the fear ot some people lhat there is a dangerous swing to the right in Ihc country. Taking a poke ut what lie called the "limousine Liberal set1' of the northeast. Ilic president said the "Liberal establishment'1 had thought he was "out of touch the country" for the past four years. But "that is not l-.e said. He made clcnr he thought the election would demonstrate Hint il wasn't true. Ho said his position was "over on Ihe far right" but "basically simply in the centre" in standing for a strong national defense, for peace with honor In Vietnam, against busing for racial balance, against permissiveness, against amnesty for draft dodgers and deserters, against legalizing marijuana. flic president spoke with deep feeling flbout his desire to "exert that kind of leadership" required to make all Americans proud of their coimtry. NOT PERFECT Conceding that this country isn't perfect "that there is much that is wrong that needs to be corrected" he referred to his world (ravels and said he knew no young person abroad who wouldn't rather be here if he hnd the chance. llo disavowed any feeling lhat Americans should take pride in their country "on blind fnifli." He said "We want them lo know why this country is right." He said he thinks his trips this year lo Peking and Moscow led people lo see that "Ihe Unilcd Stales was lending the world in peace." and so built pride in Ihe American role in foreign policy. In discussing the iral ion's "spiritual crisis" he put the blame largely on a "breakdown in frankly what I would cnll leadership class in this country." Ho said, for example, Hint "Ihc enormous movement to- ward permissiveness which led lo (lie escalation In crime came ns n result of Ihoso of us who hnvo basically a responsibility of leadership not recognizing (lint nbovo everything else you must not wcnken n people's charnclcr." The Lethbridge Herald Low tonight 20-30; high Sunday 25-40 "Serui'ng and Southeastern B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV 282 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1972 FIVE SECTIONS 80 PAGES Demand million ransom Hijackers threaten to blast N-station Thieu agrees to peace pact By THE CANADIAN PRESS Three young men armed with guns and grenades and demand- ing a record million ransom hijacked a jet and took it on a hopscotch flight from Alabama to Canada during the night. Then, spurning in To- ronto, they ordered the plane to Tennessee and threatened to blow up the plane and send it crashing into the federal nu- clear research station at Oak Ridge. The hijackers gave author- ities until 1 p.m. EDT to meet their ransom demands. At noon, more than 15 hours after the Southern Airways DC- 9 carrying 30 other persons was commandeered over Alabama, it was circling the Knoxville, Tenn., area. Authorities at Knoxville had spent most of the morning trying to assemble money, parachutes and other material demanded by the hi- jackers. Knoxville is about 20 miles from Oak Ridge, site of the Atomic Energy Commission's nuclear research facility. AEC officials, reacting to the hijack- ers' threat lo "bomb Oak shut down nuclear re- actors and evacuated the week- end crew this morning. The offi- cials said the worst possible nu- clear effect of bombs or an air- plane crash would be a limited leakage of radioactivity within the confines of the nuclear plant. MAKE MORE DEMANDS As the 1 p.m. deadline neared, one of the hijackers ra- dioed: "We must have by 1 p.m. seven bullet-proof vests and helmets. million and a document. We must have stimu- lants for the pilot and crew, box lunches, coffee, water, and cigarettes for passengers. "If conditions are not met they will drop this airliner into the atomic energy plant." At that point, Ihe hijackers repeated their demands. The pi- lot then said: "The hijackers feel lhat the other contacts they made did not work right. And this contact is lo work lika clockwork or else." It was not clear what "docu-. nient" the hijackers were seek- ing, nor their motives and desti- nation. The drama began lo centre on Knoxville about 7 a.m. today when the jet flew inlo (lie area from Toronto 31 circled the air- port for nearly two hours, flew off to Lexington, Ky.. for tha fourth load of fuel on the mara- thon journey, then returned to Tennessee. The final destination of Hie three men was unclear. Author- ities said the hijackers were armed with guns and grenades. One of the men was described as jittery and the trio made several requests for pep pills during the long flight. Fec'oral officials would not discuss the identities of Die hi- jackers. They were described unofficially as being in their 20s: two of them were reported from Detroil. the third from Oak Ridge. Tenn. The twin-engine DC-9, an- nounced as currying 26 oilier passcngo-s and a crew of four, was on a flight lo Florida when it was hijacked over Alabama Friday evening. It was first di- verted lo Jackson. Miss., (hen nijide oilier stops in Cleveland, Detroil anrl Toronto licforc re- lu'niinc: lo the Unilcd States. Reuters news agency quoted an unnamwj airline official as saying there was Iwlieved lo be an infant or smsll child aboard not included in the count of 2G other passengers. The threat to blow up the plane nnd send it crashing inlo the Onk Ridge stalion came alter tire men said Ihey didn't believe authorities planned lo come up wilh Ihcir demands for ransom, parachutes and seven bullet-proof vests. Officials nlso said a doclor was waiting lo liosrd (lie piano In Knoxville after it iv.is re- ported lhat one- of its caplivo passengers had suffered a heart attack In Ihe confusion of the 13-hour hijacked (light. The Oak Ridge nuclear sin- lion was shut down early in Hie morning nflcr Ihe first bomb threat was made known. A skclolon of 200 was ewir- ualcd. About 14.000 people work Rl Urn facility during [ha neck. PARIS (AP) The govern- ment of President Nguyen Van Thieu has agreed to sign the draft peace agreement worked out by the United States and North Vietnam, the newspaper France Soir said today. A dispatch from its corre- spondent in Saigon said the in remembrance Ervin Photo Opposition continues attack on political partisan claim By GREG MclNTYRE Herald Legislative Bureau EDMONTON The Loug- heed administration Friday was blasted for the second day in a row in the legislature with political partisan accusations. Bill Wyse (SC Medicine IM-Redchff) charged lhat Ihe Alberta communications net- work, a covpmment tele'.yps wire to all daily newspaper and radio and television sta- tions in the province, was used by national Conservative party during the rcccn! federal election, is denied lo tho opposition in the Alberta Icg- islalurc. The ircvious day questions were asked about government business going lo Conservative businessmen. Mr. Wyse asked "Is the pre- mier aware of the fact that dur- ing the recent federal election campaign reams of Conser- vative party propaganda was transmitted over the network." Premier Peter Lougheed re- plied "I'm sure the-e was no sucli thing as propaganda, there were just clear hard facts if it happened." Don Getty, minister of fed- eral and intergovernment af- fr.ivs. said the federal Conser- vative party bought time on Uie wire, as anyone is able lo. Grant Nollcy (NDP Spirit Rivcr-Fairv'.ew) asked if the other political parties in the election were told that they loo could buy time on the teletype service. Talks lo upgrade soutlt, irrigation system stalled llpralcl Lrgiil.ilivc Iliiroau EDMONTON Federal-pro- vincial negotiations to upgrade the irrigation system in south- ern Allwiia have Iwggcd down in Ottawa, environment minis- tor Hill Ynrko told lire legisla- ture Friday. Social Credit house leader Gordon Taylor asked when Ihe minister intends lo table cor- respondence between the two governments concerning irriga- tion, which was requested last inonlli. Mr. Ynrko said since it con- rerns livo parties, lie has writ- Ion to seek federal government permission to make Uie corres- pondence public, but has not re- ceived a reply. The recent federal election upset, is expected to delay the matter for some time. In an interview. Mr. Yurko said there fire still two points In f-eltlcd boforo an liripa- (iui: rehabilitation agreement is readied. The federal government must agree to ai. inflation clause in finance calculations, he said, nnd there must be an agree- ment In accept all Irrigation project.'! in Alberta on an equal financial basis. At present n number of agree- ments cover the province's 15 Irrigation districts. Mr. Getty replied "notifica- tion was sent to no political parties some may have been sharper than others." Roy Wilson (SC Calgary Bow) asked if the Alberta com- munications network (ACN) is available to opposition MLAs, Air. Getty said (he message dispatch service is not avail- able lo eilher government or opposition members. He said it is only available for official government statements and in- formation. MAKE A DEAL At a price, though, he said "Ihe service is there for any- body lo use. You merely make a deal with the Canada news- wire service. You pay for it... it's a commercial venture." (Alberta communications net- work rents facilities for a month from Canada news- wire a commercial teletype network) Albert Ludwig Mountain View) quipped "the minister just said you usually make a deal in this matter. In (his case did Stanfield (nation- al Conservative leader Robert Stanfield) make a deal wilh Uie premier Mr. Golly read a prepared statement on Ihe ACN opera- tion which explained lhat tho government set up the informa- tion wire in July so lhat lira news medin outside of Edmon- ton could get information tho same time it is announced In the capital. The information Is sent hy mail lo weekly newspapers. "Only bona fido dcpirlmcnt information or officinl govern- ment slatemrnts Ivavc govern- Knot (CGM la he mid. Pepin loses seat DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. (CP) Jeai.-Luc Pepin, federal trade and commerce minister, was defeated in the judicial recount of the Oct. SO federal election in Drummond ruling, Mr. Justice Antoine Lacoursiere of Quebec Superior Court an- nounced Friday. Tlie judicial recount gave the riding to Social Credit candi- date Jean-Mario Eoisvert by a 70-vote majority. The result reduces Liberal representation in the House of Commons to same number held by the Progressive Conservatives. It increases Social Credit strength to 15 members. The New Democratic Party has 31 mcmliers in the House ana there are two independents. Seen and heard About town EXHIBITION association sec- relary Edna 1'ozil wonder- ing if the tall dark handsome rattle judge from south of the border was coming to Lclhhridgc again this year 1'roil Gladstone and Corn Holland admiring Ihe fine beard on Itnmly Urnllirn and admitting Gerry. couldn't malcli It document probably would signed before Nov. 20 by Sai- gon, the United States, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong. It said Thieu decided to taka this step the day after Presi- dent Nixon was re-elected and before the arrival in Saigon of Nixon's special envoy, Maj.- Gen. Alexander Haig. The paper said the U.S. told Thieu he was free not to sign the draft accord, to which ha has raised strenuous objections. But in this case Washington would go ahead and sign it and Thieu would have to finance the war if he chose to continue fighting. OFFER MONEY The paper said the Americans told Thieu that South Vietnam Calls for end to Viet war OSLO, Nora-ay fReuter) Chinese Premier Chou En-lal hai called on U.S. President Nixon to end the war In Viet- nam and said China is prepared to support a conference on In- dochina, it was reported here Friday. could count on billion in U.S. aid over the next five years if he agreed to sign the accord. They also assured the South Vietnamese president that nei- ther China nor the Soviet Union would give Hanoi financial or military aid to continue fighting if an agreement is signed, the paper paid. France Soir did not say why Nov. 20 was the date picked for the signing of the agreement, which Hanoi said should have taken place Oct. 31. The U.S., it said, will prob- ably stop all bombing oper- ations over North Vietnam next week and presidential aide Henry A. Kissinger will hold meetings in Paris with Hanoi's chief negotiator, Le Due Tho, to settle points on which the two sides still differ. Four killed iu highway accident Four persons are dead and three injured in a four-vehicle accident at a.m. today six miles east of Inine. Medicine Hat HCMP are at the scene of the accident in- volving two cars and two semi- trailer trucks. The injured have been taken to Medicine Hat General Hospital suffering from multiple injuries. The three men from Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manito- ba are reported in serious con- dition. Cause of the accident is un- determined. Names of the dead and injured are not being re- leased pending notification of relatives. Letter bombs LONDON (AD A Jewish diamond dealer was seriously wounded Friday when a letter bomb blew up in lus face as London was hit with at least a dozen of the deadly packets, sent from India. At least live other letter bombs from India, addressed to Israeli diplomats, were inter- cepted in Geneva, Switzerland. 'Tea for two anrl Thieu for ma TMw for ;