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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta The lethbtidge Herald Government caught with pants down suspects hide feared dead in tidal wave I'lin rViinmnnc n'JC pallCTh) With Forecast high Sunday 54 "Sen-ing Alberta and Smillicaslern B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL. LXI1I NO. 282 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1970 SEVEN SECTIONS 107 PAGES OTTAWA (CP) The Commons was caught with Its Tuesday-lo-Thursday pants down Friday after an embarrassed government was forced into a vote over the absence of two-thirds of the cabinet for the daily question period. Because many MPs are absent on Fridays and Mondays visiting their constituencies, they sometimes are referred to as members of the "Tuesday-to-Thurs- day Club." When a vole was forced on the 40-minule question period would be drastically shortened because of the lack of cabinet ministers, the motion was defeat by 79 to 42 after the division bells had rung for nearly half an hour. The 79 Liberals-out of opposed tile mo- tion included 17 of the 29 cabinet ministers. Only 10 cabinet ministers were in the House when the vote was called. 26 PCs in house The motion was supported by the 26 Conservatives in the have 72 the 12 out of 23 NDP members in the chamber. Four of the 13 Cred- itiste members were there to support the motion. When question period resumed after the defeat of the motion, there were no questions from the opposi- apparent boycott of the resumed question per- iod. The procedural hassle began when the House met and Opposition Leader Eobert Stanfield got no reply to his questions on the whereabouts of Prime Minister Trudeau. A spokesman in Mr. Trudeau's office said the prime minister was out of lown but refused to say where. Mr. Stanfield and other opposition MPs complained that Ihey could not pose questions to the ministry be- cause so many ministers were absent. Many questions Mr. Stanfield began by saying he had questions on the economy, unemployment and the War Measures Act and that he assumed there was some explanation for the absence of Mr. Trudeau, Finance Minister Edgar Benson and Justice Minister John Turner. shouted Thomas M. Bell, Conserva- tive whip. Revenue Minister Herb Gray said he was acting finance minister. JSldqn Woolliams North) said it was a' Vasta o! time "to put questions to nobody." He said the Commons would like to hear the reasons for the absence of so many ministers. Donald Macdonald, defence minister, said Mr. Stan- field had been absent from the Commons two days this week. David Lewis, deputy New Democrat leader, said the Commons ought to know the reason for the absence of Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Benson and C. M. Drary, treasury board president. Works Minister Arthur Laing, acting prime minis- ter, said the opposition was "putting on an act." He said all absent ministers with one exception were away on government business. (Editor's note: Mr. Benson was in Lethbridge Fri- day as part of a tour of southern Alberta Ibis Australia: no promised land TOWts'SVILLE, Austrab'a (Reuter) Dean T. Rol- lins of Tacoma, Wash., saw Australia as the promised land. But when he arrived here, he says, it wasn't what he was promised. Now, along with his wife and 10 children, he wants to go back to the United States and leave this tropical north coast lown. Flat broke, he has written to 19 American news- papers advising Ins fellow countrymen not to emigrate lo Australia and asking funds to help his return. Rollins claims, among other things, that he was misled about Australia by consular officials in San Francisco, that the cost of living is high and wages low, Slid that the government is sod on communism. About one in eight "new as they ars goes back lo his native land. Most of those who go back criticize various aspects of life in Australia, but few are as vitriolic as Rollins. Earns per week Rollins, who earns abou? ?GO U.S. a week as a warehouseman, accused Prime Minister John Gorton of being "gutless" because he would not present a report to Parliament naming all known Communist-front or- ganizations in Australia. Rollins said he had not teen told that such tilings as riots and U.S. flag-burnings occurred in Australia. He apparently referred to student-led demonstra- tions against the war in Vietnam, where Australia has committed up to troops. Rollin's comments resulted in headlines around Aus- tralia and some quick rebuttals from fellow Americans who have settled happily in the country. The numbers of Americans moving to the country about a year, more than triple the rate four in clothes closet MONTREAL (CP) Ga- zette says that a cubbyhole in a walk-in clothes closet at the apartment where police ar- rested Bernard Lortie last week may have enabled three Front dt Liberation du Quebec kidnap- pers to elude capture. The claim was made Friday by a high-ranking police official, the Gazette says. "All four of those wanted for the kidnapping and killing of labor minister Pierre Laporte were in the the of- ficer said; When police opened the door of the Queen Mary Road apart- ment they came face-to-face with Lortie, the 19-yeawild stu- dent who was the key witness at the opening of the coroner's in- quest into Mr. Laporte's death last Saturday. Lortie was taken to police headquarters along with a young girl found in the apart- ment with him, the newspapr says. Police made a room-by-room check of the apartment, placed Poland treaty near WARSAW (AP) Negotia- tors for West Germany and Po- land have drafted a treaty to heal the diplomatic schism carved 31 years ago a Nazi blitzkrieg overran Poland and began the Second World War. A spokesman for the Bonn delegation said Friday that For- eign Minister Walter Scheel will initial the treaty next Wednes- day with his Polish counterpart, Stefan Jedrychowski, and that Chancellor Willy Brandt is ex- pected to.sign it in Warsaw be- fore Christmas. Jedrychowski said the pact is Important historically and should begin 'the proper proc- ess of normalization" of rela- tions. Ruediger von Wechmar, chief spokesman for the West Ger- man delegation, said the two foreign ministers also discussed other matters, including Polish permission for Germans living in Poland to emigrate. RECOGNIZES FRONTIER An important feature of the document is Bonn's recognition of Poland's western frontier for the first time since the German surrender in 1945. Details were not announced, but it was un- derstood that tire boundary is drawn at the Oder and Neisss rivers, incorporating large areas of former German terri- tory. Adolph Hitler's invasion o! Poland Sept. brought on the Second World War, and dip- lomatic relations between the countries have not existed since then. Poland lost six million cft- izens during the war, most vic- l i in s Nazi concentration camps. Aspirin may be answer to clotting TORONTO (CP) Aspirin may prove useful in prevenling blood clots, two Montreal re- searchers report in the Novem- be issue of the Canadian Medi- cal Association Journal. Serge Renaud and Jean Goolu, of tlis Montreal Heart Institute and the University of Montreal laboratory o experimental pathology, say aspirin prevents Wood elols in i-ats and in human blood in test tubes. Trudeau relaxes for weekend OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau has slipped off on his own for the weekend lo have a rest, his office says. Mr. Trudeau was absent from the Commons Friday and there was speculation he was everywhere from New York to visit Canada's United Nations delegation to Toronto for a Literal party strategy meeting. But his office says iie is merely relaxing in an undis- a guard at the front door then "went to eat, reluming later with members of the identifica- tion the officer said. BACK DOOR USED "When they he said, "they found that someone had gone out through the back door." The hideaway was located shortly afterwards and the fin- gerprints of all four suspects were found. The other prints were those of brothers Jacques and Paul Hose and Francis Simard, all named in warrants as persons wanled for arrest .in Mr. Laporte's kid- nap. The police official said the compartment in the closet was large enough to hold all four suspects. He speculated that Lortie was caught off guard when police arrived and did not have time to join the others. Earlier this week Marcel St. Aubin, head of the Montreal po- lice department visited the scene of the arrest, the news- paper says, indicating that something was amiss. DACCA (AP) A resale commission official said today the death toll could climb to more than persons from a cyclone and tidal wave along East Pakistan's Bay of Bengal coast. An official of the central gov- ernment said he was told by an official of the Barisal district, 70 miles south of Dacca, that an area on Bhola Island was "washed away." The official said the area had resi- dents. Another commission an- nouncement said natives were stranded on another island but were in no immediate dan- ger. Directors of the rescue op- eration were Inspecting the 258- mile coastline from Khulna to Cox's Bazar by .air, and re- ported extensive damage. CONFIRM C9S DEAD The number of confirmed dead was 699, with at least missing, officials said. "The un- traceable are surely said one. Ships were bringing relief sup- plies to the offshore islands. On one, Hatia, a local magistrate said thousands were killed when the tidal wave left 20 feet of water.. Haitia, 20 .miles from shore, has a population of at least District commissioners said the island was devastaled. One eyewitness said there were 350 bodies along one eight-mile slrelch of Hie East Pakistan coastline. Communica- tions were down between the in- terior and much of the 250 miles of coastline hit hardest by the storm's 150-mile-an-hour winds and 20-foot waves. There were reports of thou sands of persons missing along tht coast and on the offshore islands. RESCUERS OUT A rescue party left for the island of Dubla, where Hindus assembled for a reli- gious festival were believed trapped. No word had been received from a 14-member party of World Bank experts and con- sultants who left Tuesday on a tour of areas that later received the brunt of Ihe storm. A spokesman for one firm represented in the parly, how- ever, said he believed Ihe team may have had sufficient warn- ing to reach sbeller. Officials said the four-hour storm sank many boats in Chit- tagong port. Distress signals were heard from an Indian ship that was believed to have gone clown. Abdur Rahman, a flying dub instructor, said afler flying over Bhola Island that he "hardly saw any people moving." He re- ported one seagoing ship torn apart and a cargo ship aground. Master for we an unvei tern pa DOUGLAS HECKLED NDP Leader T. C. Douglas' speech in Edmonton Friday night was interupted by demon- itrators carrying red flags, a portrait of Mao Tse-Tung and even ripe tomatoes. No tomatoes were thrown. The demonstrators called themselves members of the Inter- national Extremist Party. Edmonton demonstrators heckle Douglas speech HAFEZ al-ASSAD strongman EDMONTON (CP) Seven persons bearing red flags, a portrait of Mao Tse-tung and to- matoes and waving their fists interrupted a speech Friday night by T. C. Douglas, leader of the New Democratic Party. The demonstration started at the NDP meeting when a blonde young woman in the crowd of about 200 began shouting and shaking her fists at Mr. Doug- las. -S'ne was carrying ripe to- matoes in a bag Before she could get close to Ihe NDP leader, party officials grabbed her and carried her out. Several other persons then advanced towards Mr, Douglas but were slopped by parly offi- cials, three of whom received minors cuts and brakes. One of the demonstrators appeared to have been slightly injured. All of the demonstrators, who called themselves members of the International Extremist Party, fled a few minutes be- fore police arrived. Mr. Douglas appeared to bo unruffled1 by the demonstration. "The real question we are facing is whether we are going to effect change peacefully and democratically, as the NDP wishes, or violently as those who are making a noise here tonight." Red regime thrown out DAMASCUS (AP) Defence Minister Hafez al-Assad seized control of Syria's government today after a quiet midnight coup that overthrow the Marxist civilian government. Most citizens of 25 miles from the front lines of tte Israeli unaware that a coup had taken place and that their government leaders were in jail. This Syrian capital was calm, with no signs of trouble on Uie surface and no unusual military activity. Shoppers thronged to the bazaars as usual and gov- ernment ministries were open tor Arab diplomatic sources said Assad and ins men arrested President Noureddin A t a s s i, Premier Yousscf Zayyne and Maj.-Gen. Salah Jadid, a leader of the Syrian Baath party, in raids on their homes lale Fri- day, the Moslem sabbath. Jad- id's only title is assistant secre- tary-general of Hie party, but he w as the behind-the-scenes strongman of the Atassi regime. None of the arrested men was harmed, the sources said. MOBK MODERATE Bolstered by support of air force intelligence officers and the chief of staff, Gen. Mustafa TIM, moved liter party congress dismissed him from power Thursday, Ihe spokesman said. Tire defence minister wants closer Syrian tics with Egypt and the BaaUiist wing in and he has advocated all-out war wilh Israel. Even so, he is considered more moderate than the Atassi regime's leaders. Baathist sources in Beirut said Assad could be expected to be less adamant in pressing a military settlement with Israel than the Marxist Baathists. They said they also expect an attempt to join'the Arab federa- tion planned by Ihe leaders of Egypt, Ubya Md Sudan, EDMONTON (CP) Master plans that call for huge increases in recreational facilities in the four western national parks were unveiled Friday night but parks officials warned they couldn't go much farther. Canadians may soon need a reservation to get into a national park, an official said. There was still some room for development, how- ever. The provisional plan proposed more roads into wilderness areas, and more campsites and visitor facilities in the parks to accommodate an anticipated 100-per-cent increase in visitors during the next 10 years. MAY LIMIT VISITORS Attendance was 4.2 million this year in the four parks lo the end of September. About eight million are expected in 1980. The plans cover Banff, Jas- per, Yoho and Kootenay na- tional parks. Park officials said that not much further development could be expected once the 10- year master plans expire. "We can't expand 'indefinitely because nature won't tolerate Ward Stevens of the Cana- dian wildlife service told a news conference. Ron Mails, acting director of Ihe western parks region, said the government "may have to limit visitors and traffic and create public transportation" in the parks. A parks spokesman said the master plans are kind of while paper on parks policy" and may be altered substan- tially if the public demands it. Public hearings on the plans are to be held in Calgary, Ed- monton and Vancouver in about two months. Dates have not yet been set. Hearings on plans for national parks in the east have already been held. Peter Lesaux, assistant direc- tor of national parks, said tha plans are designed to encourage recreational use of the parks "but not at the risk of damag- ing or destroying them." The plans propose a doubling of the total number of camp- sites in the four parks to from the at present. Mr. Lesaux said priority would be given, if the govern- ment approves, to ntaking the Trans-Canada Highway a four- lane, divided route through the national parks. Between two thirds and three-quarters of each park would be preserved as natural environment areas or wilder- ness recreation areas with only primitive campground facilities and riding and hiking trails. Motor vehicles would be pro- hibited. The plan says no new skiing areas would be allowed but present facilities could be ex- panded. A wilderness trail along the peaks that form the continental divide was planned in the parks. Jasper and Banff parks ttretch 300 miles along the east- em side of the Rocky Mountains and cover square miles. Yoho and Kootenay nalional parks are on the west side of the Continental Divide, sharing a common border with Banff, and cover square miles. i do know it s not for a U.S.- controlled publishing Police foil plot MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Police have foiled a plot which they said was aimed at kidnapping two Midwestern offi- cials, hijacking an airliner to take them to Cuba and holding them for ransom of six prison- ers including black militants Angela Davis and Bobby Seals, Ronald L. Reed, 20, was ar- rested Friday and charged by federal authorities with conspir- acy to steal an aircraft. Police said notes found on Reed, a Negro, when he was arrested pointed lo a plot to kid- nap Gov. Harold LeVar.der of Minnesota and iu'jack the air- liner. They said reports from other sources indicated a plan to kidnap Rosalie Butler, who ia a city council member in the neighboring cily of St. Paul, wife of a wealthy contractor and mother of three. Police had been tipped to the plot and posted guards Thurs- day night around the governor's mansion, Mrs. Butler's house, which is next door, and the Min- neapolis-Si. Paul airport. The guards were withdrawn Friday afler the arrest of Reed in a Minneapolis apartment. Prince Is 22 LONDON (AP) Prince Charles, heir to the tin-one, is 22 today. The prince and his sister, 20- year-old Princess Anne, are weekend guests of the Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury at Hotficld House. The marquess is head of the Cecil family, which has been close to tlvs throne since the days of Queen Elizabeth S in the 16th century. Seen and heard About town "1! T TNIV E R S IT Y secretary Debbie Masson playing the university's new' com- puter lo a draw in games of tic-tac-toe Mel .Micidlelon wondering what happened to the mattress on top of his car Joyce H.irag.1 citing (lie world's number one catastro- phe is when a girl forgets her with her makeup in it, ;