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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Canadians 'shouldn't Insist' an peace-keeping role By VICTOR MACUE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canada ihould respond to international re- quests for assistance in peace- keeping operations but should- not insist on participating in every international peace keeping force. That will be the key criticism levelled at the cabinet by the of fitial opposi- tion when the debate on Canada's role in the Middle East peace keeping force opens Wednesday In the Com- mons. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp plans on introducing a resolution into the House tomorrow seeking the approval of parlia- ment for the government's decision to Send Canadian troops to participate in the United National Emergency Force. The undue haste the exter- nal affairs department dis- played at the UN in ensuring that Canada play a part in the and the pressure the government exerted to make a contribution to the operation has come under attack from opposition spokesmen. The initial contingent of 100 Canadian troops left Canada over the weekend. A follow-up party from the signals unit will go to the Middle East later this week to establish communications for the UN observer basts. Defence Minister James Richardson announced that in addition to the signals Canada may be asked to play an additional role in the UNEF by providing aircraft support for transporting supplies and equipment. The Polish government has despatched an engineering unit as the first element of that country's joining with Canada in providing logistics support to the UN The UN Secretary General Kurt WaWheim is awaiting the final reports of evaluation teams. He is continuing his discussions with Polish representatives to determine the next stages of the logistics deployment. Brig. Gen. D. S. the commander of the Cana- dian was in the Middle East heading up a Canadian evaluation team. He is reporting directly to the secretary general oh the re- quirement of the peace keep- a force that will number men from several naUoM. Claude Wagner the official opposi- tion's external affairs critic has noted the encouraging developments towards pence in the Middle East. He add the opposition members would not want in the commons to add any difficulty to an already difficulttttutkw. there remain some fundamental questions as to why our government par- sued participation so vehemently and why the minister felt it necessary to ensure that Canada was part the peace force. our nation's foreign policies are not so fragile as to require the biannual peace force participati in order to stay Mr. Wagner. He waned the government that the official opposition wants to raise questions about Canada's eagerness to partici- Gte in the Middle East t also on the entire subject of peace force use and Canada's role within peace forces. Reports reaching Ottawa from the UN indicate that the. secretary general was pestered by Canada's representathres In New York when the possibility of a peace force emerged last month. The secretary general was well aware that including Can- ada in the makeup the force could arouse opposition from the Soviet Union. Canada as a NATO nation would have to be balanced by a member nation from the Warsaw was the argument from the Soviet side. However Mr. Waktheim in order to satisfy Canada's desire to suggested as a compromise that Canada provide logistics support troops. The Soviet Union tentatively accepted such a role for Canada. But back in when Defence Minister Richardson made it known that Canada's standby unit for UN peace keeping duties was the crack combat Canadian Airborne Regiment based in .there was a quick reaction from the Russians. Including highly trained Canadian com- bat troops meant that the Soviet wanted combat troops from a Warsaw Pact country in the Middle East. VOL. LXV1 282 The Lethbridge Herald NOVEMBER 1973 40 Pages 10 Cents Jobless rate bounces back A GMriokrch fle that gusted to This view of the Southern Alberta sky and a railway snow fence was captured a few miles of Lethbridge the late afternbbh. The high degrees today amid blustery west winds of 25 rhiles the low tonight should be 20 to 25 degrees and the high Wednesday 35 degrees. CANADA WORKING TOTALS OTTAWA Statistics Canada reported these job figures for October actual figures estimates in Oct. Sept. Oct. 1J73 1173 1172 ALL CANADA Labor Force 419 483 Employed Unemployed ATLANTIC Labor Force Employed Unemployed QUEBEC Employed Unemployed' ONTARIO Labor Force Employed Unemployed PRAIRIES Labor.Force Employed Unemployed 747 696 TO 52 tt 6SS 51 41 ST BRITISH COLUMBIA Labor Force 993 939 Employed 957 942 872 Unemployed M Si 67 North Ireland shaken by blitz BELFAST Northern shaken by the most concentrated terrorist bomb blitz in a faced the threat of worse to come from rival Protestant and Roman Catholic guerrillas. The warnings came from the Ulster Freedom Fighters a group of Protestant and the Catholic- based Irish Republican Ar- my's Provisional wing. Their threats were made during a day of bombings and ambushes by both sides. At least 16 one of them weighing 500 went wounding 18 most of them Catholics. The IRA fired rockets at an army post in but caused no casualties. Three men were shot by gunmen in Belfast. an unidentified teen-ager ap- parently shot twice in the head by the IRA as an in- died early today. He was the 904th known fatality in more than four years of sectarian bloodshed and the 223rd death this year. been the worst day for a long an officer at British army headquarters reported. knows now more people weren't hurt. Seven bit car total- ling more than pounds of blasted Catholic bars and offices in Belfast be- fore midday. The UFF later claimed responsibility. Other bombs exploded in Northern Ireland's ecclesiastical Dunganmn and on the border with the Irish republic. One possibly the work of Protestant ex- ploded just across the border on a bridge near County Donegal. The bluest the MO- wrecked a bridge can-vine the rmtn Belfast- Londonderry rail line. The ex- plosion on Belfast's outskirts left- a crater 10 feet deep and SO feet wide. The IRA was blamed. Police were questioning a man early today they suspect may have planted one of the car bombs that exploded in Armagh. Earlier Northern Ireland's British William outlawed the UFF and another Protes- tant the Red Hand first un- derground organizations bann- ed in seven years. The move followed pressure from Catholic leaders for tougher action. Alaskan oil pipeline seems sure of approval SWMI and heard About town ALD. Gun Banes en- joying the newly- created view of the from his 5th Street store maternity ward Martha finding an easy customer for a raffle ticket on a chance to win a baby blanket. KN-LAI Visit out until U.S. breaks tie PEKING Premier Chou En-lai said today that he won't visit the United States until Washington breaks relations with the Nationalist regime on Taiwan. long as there is a repre- sentative of the Chiang Kai- shek clique how can I go China's No. 2 nun told reporters he waited for his fourth meeting in as many days with U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger. WASHINGTON Pushed along by congressional concern over the energy a bill to authorize an oil pipeline across Alaska has cleared the House of Representatives and appears headed for final approval in the Senate. The House passed the meas- ure 361 to 14 Monday after brushing aside Republican ob- jections to sections which would broaden the powers of government regulatory agen- cies. Senate action was slated today. The bill was expected to run into little difficulty there. The provisions that prompted the objections in the House were inserted in the bill when it passed the Senate the first time. President Nixon's budget Roy has said he will recommend a veto because of these among other deny his agency the power to disapprove proposed business surveys by the regulatory bodies. Interior Secretary Rocers C. B. said he will recommend the president sign the bill. Congressional sources believe Nixon would be reluctant to veto it in light of his own statements that Alaska's vast oil reserves must be tapped to meet fuel shortages. When the bill came up in the Representative Sam moved to have it sent back to a House-Senate conference committee so the challenged features could be removed. His motion was defeated 213 to with Republicans supplying three-quarters of its .support. Oil say the 789- mile pipeline from the Prudhoe Bay oil fields to the Gulf of Alaska can be com- pleted by 1977 if a permit is issued this year. Representative Don Young told the House this timetable would depend on getting a start in March. He said a delay of several weeks in passing-the bill would probably postpone the project for a year because of difficulties of moving equip- ment in Alaska's severe winter. fact said need this Mired in Nixon is still calm WASHINGTON President Nixon is pressing his Watergate offensive by meeting privately with congressmen and disclosing plans to turn over to a federal judge presidential tape recor- dings and files. At the same officials say White House lawyers are U.K. in state of emergency LONDON The British government declared a state of emergency today because of threatened coal and electricity shortages. A govenuiieut spokesman said Parliament will be asked later today for special powers to impose restrictions on the consumption of oil and power. The taken at a cabinet meeting follows Industrial action by miners and power station workers. Britain's miners Monday began a ban on over- time work expected to cause a weekly production loss of 000 tons of coal Hi Today. Britain faced power cuts as a result of a power engineers dispute amid news of a record trade deficit and an Increase In the Bank of England's minimum lending rate to an unprecedented 13 per The lending rate went up from per cent. The department of trade and industry said Britain suf- fered an October deficit in Its dealings with the rest of the world of fc2M million The highest previous deficit in British recorded during the .national dock was fcttl million Both Britain's trade deficit and Its bank rates have been soaring this white the value of the floating sunk to Monday from a high of The trade deficit has meant that Britain spends more abroad than it earns and the pound has therefore weakened. Should the deficits of recent months Britain would be more than billion in the red by next year. Bank rates have been going up partly to keep the pound from sinking further. gathering material to answer other non-Watergate allegations against Nixon and his administration. These range from Nixon's personal finances to the handling of campaign contributions. Nixon opened his campaign saying it will up once and for ques- tions about the controversial Watergate tapes. the Senate Watergate committee bad before it the possibility that Nixon may agree to meet face-to-face with the com- mittee. Press secretary Ronald Ziegler said in his effort to clear himself in the is considering the committee's latest request for a meeting. Developments concerning subpoenaed White House tape recordings came both front federal court and Nixon Mon- on a day In which he held the first of a series of meetings scheduled with all Republican members of Congress and some Democratic leaden. OTTAWA The na- tion's total employment bounced back strongly in October with a rise of to and the seasonally adjusted jobless rate Statistics Canada reported today. The rise in the number of persons at work more than wiped out September's seasonally adjusted job loss of The seasonally adjusted un- employment rate declined to 5.8 per cent of the labor force after September jump to six per highest since the be- ginning of this year. Total employment for Oc- tober was almost half a million than for the same month a ago and the jobless total ot was fess over the same The improved October joh gifc to the opp heSt Jili. has been criticized over inflation and took some added lumps over September's employment and unemployment figures. a seasonally adjusted the level of employment increased Statistics Canada said. The government agency ad- justs the figures to eliminate normal seasonal factors and show more clearly the Under- lying trend. On the seasonal the rise in jobs was slightly at Most of this gain was in On- where more jobs were reported. British Colum- bia showed an increase of 000 and Quebec's employment total was up the report said. Atlantic Region and Prairie Region showed little it added. The actual number of unem- ployed rose to but Statistics Canada figured it as a decline after con- sidering the season factors. decrease in unemploy- ment was distributed among all main age-sex it said. In the key breadwinner group of married men aged 25 to employment rose after remaining virtually un- changed for the previous six 'the report said. Employment for married women in the same age group increased the second straight monthly it In another Jign of economic there was a large iri-jj creasJtiaf'ftt.OOO in the number of full-time Statistics Canada said. Another positive note was the decline of each in the number of both short-term toyed waft nave iJten work three months or the long-term jobless of four months or it said. 'By age the season- ally-adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly for per- sons 14 to 24 after substantial increases for the last two it added. The Oc- tober figure was 10.5 per down from 10.7 per cent. rate for persons 25 and over continued to show little down to four per cent in October from 4.1 per cent the month the report said. The Atlantic Region showed the largest increase among seasonally adjusted un- employment up to 9.7 per cent from 8.7 the month before. Quebec had the largest down to 7.2 from 7.9 per cent in September. Israel refuses to give up road ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel is refusing to turn over to the United Nations peacekeeping force full control of the highway to the town of Suez and the Egyptian 3rd Army across the Suez canal until Egypt agrees to a prisoner-of-war a high-ranking Israeli official reported today. The official said Finnish UN soldiers set up a roadblock on the Cairo-Suez highway out- side Suez Monday but Israeli soldiers tore it and took was not very he reported. Then Israeli of- ficers allowed the Finns to set up a checkpoint on the western outskirts of the source but .the Israelis maintained a checkpoint of their own near- by. The official said Israeli and UN troops also are maintain- ing separate checkpoints at 101. Inside Classified 20-23 Comics........... 10 Comment........ 5 District........... 17 Family.......... 9 Local News 16 Markets.......... 19 18 Theatres........... 7 TV................ 6 I Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH WED. BRISK WINDS ;