Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Low tonight 20-25; high Wednesday 35. The LetUbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 284 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES McGovern blames loss on Wallace By JAMES M. NAUGHTON New York Times Service CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands Sen. George McGovern emerged from seclusion here Mon- day after vowing that he would "keep the heat on" President Nixon to end the war in Vietnam, reducs military spending and reorder national priorities. The defeated Democratic presidential candidate pledged to try" to prevent George Meany, the president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, and others whom he called "wreckers" from regaining a dominant role to the party. But the South Dakotan made it clear in the first interview he has granted since his landslide loss last Tuesday that he was more determined to try to shape the nation's future than the party's. the divided Democratic party "can be brought back together-or should be brought back to- an open question in my McGovern asserted. The senator, seemed reconciled to the dimensions of his defeat as he sat Sunday night on the patio of a hillside home overlooking Charlotte Amalie, the Carib- bean resort where he had been secluded since Thurs- day. He spoke bitterly, however, about the president's re- fusal to engage him in an open campaign and said that he wanted "very badly" to win re-election to the senate from his home state in 1974 and thus continue to "exert my leadership there, from the senate floor." Among the key points, McGovern made in the hour- long conversation with Douglas E. Kneeland and James M. Naughton of the New York Times and Adam Clymer of the Baltimore Sun were the following: May 15 crucial He attributed the proportion of his defeat to the abandonment of the Democrats by supporters of Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama and said that it was doubtful, in retrospect, whether "any Democrat" could have won this year without compromising principles to woo the Wallace vote. "Looking back on it, "McGovern said, "the hand- writing was probably on the wall the day Wallace was May 15, during the Democratic primary cam- paign in Michigan. He said that the bullets that wound- ed Wallace had pre-empted the possibility of another third-party candidacy by the governor and had left Wallace's supporters "vulnerable to a strong Nixon bid" for their affections. While disavowing another run for the pres- idency himself, McGovern declined to say if he might support Sen. Edwarl M. Kennedy of Massachusetts or anyone else in 1976 and said that he was not optimistic about healing the party's wounds before then. The senator called upon dissidents within the party to "let tilings simmer down" before making a decision on whether to remove Jean Westwood, whom the senator chose in July, from her position as chair, man of the Democratic National Committee. But, ask- ed if he would support Mrs. Wcstwood's retention when the committee meets on Dec. 9, the senator pointedly replied that he would "reserve my own judgment on that for the time being." He listed as the two major mistakes of his can- didacy his failure to make changes in the schedule of two events at the Democratic National Convention in July. He said that he should have demanded prime television time to make his acceptance speech and ought to have declined to make a hasty choice of a running mate the day after his own nomination. McGovern said that the failure to learn until after the convention that Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton of Mis- souri had undergone treatment for a nervous disorder might have been avoided if he had been granted an extra day to determine who his running mate would be. But he said that he agreed with Nixon's assessment that the eventual dismissal of Eagleton as tlie vice pres- idential nominee and his replacement by Sargent Shriver probably had not been a major factor in de- termining the election's outcome. Nixon more correct "It may the senator said of the election, "that it was over when Wallace decided not to run as an independent candidate and also did not throw his sup- port to me." In one bitter sweet recollection on the 22 months of almost non-stop campaigning at a cost of million, McGovern remarked that the president, who hardly campaigned at all by comparison, "may have had his thumb closer to the public pulse than I did." The unsuccessful challenger credited the president with having foreseen the influence of the Wallace move- ment adding that "the Nixon candidacy was really tailor-made to attract Wallace supporters." Opposition to the war, McGovern asserted, was what attracted some 2.1 million voters to his candidacy. In the same placid, unemotional style that marked his campaign oratory, he added: "I continue to feel that this country is never going to get back together until we confront the immoral- ity of we're doing in Vietnam. I think the president will do everything he can to prevent tile country from facing the issue. "He'll use code phrases like "peace with honor" you know, which really means refusing to admit we're wrong. And what that docs to tlie spirit of a country, the theologians and psychologists will have to evaluate. I think it docs very bad things to (he country." He said he would also use the senate as a forum to pursue n cut. in defense spending, to try to establish a plan for converting the economy lo a peace time fool- ing and lo seek reform of the laws governing cam- paign financing. McHovcrn said that he would ask the Senate lead- ership to assign him next yonr lo the foreign rclalions committee instead of the interior committee. If noccs- fiaiy lo pursue election reforms, lie also will ask for Bssignnicnt to the rules committee, he said. BACK TO PEACE TAIKS Priam Dang Lorn, head of the South Vietnamese dele- gallon to the Paris peace talks, holds an airport news conference in Saigon, Tuesday as he prepared to fly back to Paris. The North Vietnamese chief negotiator te Due Tho, was back in Paris Tuesday and there was speculation that U.S. negotiators Henry Kissin- ger and Gen. Alexander Haig were also on their Wirepholo) Want to make house work By STEWART MacLEOD TORONTO (CP) Providing the minority Liberal govern- ment meets a series of "objec- the New Democratic Party has no plans to bring on another general election. After an all-day caucus here Monday, the 31-member NDP Parliamentary caucus decided to present the government with the "objectives" and party leader David Lewis said that "our approach is. to make Par- liament work." This was the first caucus since the Oct. 30 general elec- tion, which left the Liberals and Conservatives in a virtual stale- mate with the balance of power in the hands of the NDP. The main issue was whether tlie party should announce a long- -term position regarding support Hijackers thrown into Cuban boxes By RICHARD WITHIN New York Times Servici NEW YORK Cuban au- thorities at Havana's airport said the three gunmen who hi- jacked a southern airways jet there over the weekend would spend the rest of then: lives in "four-by-four-by-four-foot" box- according to the head of Man rescued from train wreckage CALGARY (CP) A man trapped in wreckage following a rear end train collision east of the city was rescued today after being pinned for three hours. He Vas taken to hospital but the extent of injuries wasn't1 known. The collision between two freight cars occurred in heavy fog. Four units of a CPR train were derailed, including a heavily damaged caboose in which the trapped man was rid- ing. the Federal Aviation Admin- istration, John H. Shaffer. The Cubans were said to have made clear to Americans on the flight that the two wanted in Detroit on rape charges and one a fugitive from a Nashville jail, would be jailed like common criminals. They would not be treated as political refugees seeking asylum, the Cubans added. ARGUMENT RAGES Considerable argument was building up in the aviation munity meantime over the shooting out of the two left tires of the twin-jet DC-9 just before or after it started its takeoff from Orlando, Fla., the final leg to Cuba Saturday night. The action was taken by a g e n t s of the Federal Bureau Of Investigation, presumably with the approval of officials of the airline. Tlie predominant view was that there probably was little choice for authorities at that juncture in the seemingly-end- less, city hopping drama ex- cept to try to immobilize the plane but that the job hnd been bungled. for a minority government or whether votes and issues should be met on a day-to-nay basis. Sources said there was over- whelming support for the flex- ible approach, but that the party's "objectives" be laid out for the government. A caucus committee will for- mulate these objectives over the next few days and Mr. Lewis will announce them at an Ottawa press conference. "If they are not met by the govern- ment." said one MP, "this Par- liamentwon't last a week." AGAINST QUICK VOTE Sources said the consensus of the caucus was that there shouldn't be another election immediately and that the NDP should play "a responsibility role" in the new Parliament. But there was also strong agreement that the party not compromise on its stated posi- tions. This was also the position taken by the party's federal council which mot, here Sunday. Mr. Lewis reporters that both the council and the caucus fully supported all the state- ments he has made since the election. Seen and heard About town ALDERMAN Vauglm Hcmbroff wondering why a fellow-fitness freak at the Y would say, "for a guy who's so fat, it's amazing how thin your skin is" Kascy Campbell protecting his neck from his girlfriend-turn- ed-barber's flying scissors. HANOI NEGOTIATOR OFF TO PARIS Activity brisk on peace front PARIS (AP) Le Due Tho, North Vietnam's chief peace ne- gotiator, headed for Paris today for what Radio Hanoi said was another meeting with the Amer- icans on the Vietnam war. Tho stopped over in Peking U confer with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, the New China news agency reported. There was no hint as to how long Tho would stay in Peking. Ski development at Blairmore in Games bid A proposed new ski develop- ment the Blairmore area is included in southern Alberta's bid for the 1975 Canada Winter Games. The new ski area would be an alternate to West Castle, near Pincher Creek. Details for Worth won't argue Dr. Walter Worth, deputy minister of advanced education, doesn't plan to launch a verbal attack on his detractors. Dr. Worth, author of the Worth Commission Report on Educational Planning, came under severe criticism during the recent annual meeting of the Alberta School Trustees As- sociation in Edmonton. Harald Gunderson, president of the ASTA, said the report borders on socialism while an- other speaker described it as "a piece of dreadful scholar- ship." Dr. Worth said he has adopt- ed a policy of saying nothing in these circumstances. "I've had my say. These peo- ple have their opinions and should be free to state he said in a telephone interview with The Herald. He said, however, that many views expressed at the trust- ees convention are not in line with those expressed in the ASTAs formal submission OD the Worth Report. the Blairmore slopes have not been completed. A cross-country run and ski jump are also planned for West Castle to provide facilities for all Nordic and Alp'ine events. COALDALE PROJECT An expansion of the Coaldale recreation complex, to include a skating rink and curling sur- face, is listed as part of the to- tal facilities in the area avail- able for use during the Games. The 22-page brief, printed in both French and English, will be left .with Horst Schmidt, min- ister of culture, youth and rec- reation Wednesday to be con- sidered with bids from five oth- er Alberta centres. The cost for southern Alberta to put on the Games is an esti- mated million. On top of that is an estimated capital ex- penditure of million for new sports facilities and upgrading existing ones. Most of the capital expense, million, is for a multi-purpose Canada Games Sportspiex to be built on city property near the Lethbridge Community College. The development is to include a 50-meter indoor swimming pool and a 400-meter speed- skating oval and is based on the original arena plan pre- pared earlier this year by a Vancouver consulting firm. The brief was signed by the mayor of Lethbridge, the may- ors or reeves of 29 towns, coun- ties, villages and municipal dis- tricts and the chiefs of the two Indian reservations in the area. Several communities would host preliminary Games events. A "dry-run" southern Alberta winter Games would be held in to prepare for the 1975 games. Tho also is expected to stop In Moscow for discussions with So- viet leaders before flying on to the French capital. There was speculation that the two main U.S. negotiators, Henry A. Kissinger and Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., were en route to Paris, but the White House said both were in Wash- ington. South Vietnam, meanwhile, announce! today it would agree to withdrawal of North Viet- namese troops from the South by stages instead of the total withdrawal at once that it had demanded earlier. The Radio Hanoi broadcast said today North Vietnam, "to show its goodwill and serious- had agreed to "another private meeting between the United States and the Demo- cratic Republic of Vietnam to solve the signing of the agree- ment on ending the war and re- storing peace in Vietnam." PROPOSED BY U.S. It said the meeting was pro- posed by "the U.S. side." Tass, the official Russian newt agency, said Tho will "at- tend a confidential meeting with the American side with the ob- ject of settling the issue of sign- ing an agreement to end the war and restore peace in Viet- nam." Kissinger and Haig conferred with Nixon for 90 minutes at the president's Camp David retreat Monday following Haig's return from four days of talks with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu in Saigon, There was no announcement on the details of the Camp Da- vid discussions, but U.S. offi- cials in Saigon said Haig, who is Kissinger's top aide, had nar- rowed the differences in his talks with Thieu on the Ameri- can and South Vietnamese posi- tions on a ceasefire. Haig carried a personal note to Nixon from Thieu, but its contents were not disclosed. WANTS A PART South Vietnam said it wanted to be represented in any further secret talks between Kissinger and Tho, who reached agree- ment last month on a tentative ceasefire proposal. South Viet- nam's chief negotiator, Pham Dang Lam, was reported en route to Paris, too. Huge boulder crashes down on tour bus TAIPEI (Reuler) Twenty persons, mostly utudents, were killed and 17 others seriously in- jured when a huge boulder crashed into a tour bus and, sent it plunging 600 feet to a rocky beach, Taiwan's Central news agency reported today. The 43 passengers on the bus were students and teachers from a local school of tech- nology who had begun an around-Taiwan tour two days ago. The driver and tour direc- tor were among those killed. Moscow prods U.S. to stop stalling New York Times Service MOSCOW Leonid I. Brezh- nev, the Communist party lead- er, called on the United States Monday night to remove "the ob s t a cles created by the American side literally on the eve of signing" a Vietnamese cease-fire agreement. He chose a banquet in honor of the Bulgarian party leader, Todor Zhikoy, to ac'dress to the Nixon administration the So- viet leadership's sharpest lan- guage since problems arose late last month in completing the draft agreement worked .rat in secret by Washington and Hanoi. Previously, Moscow has dis- played some forbearance to- ward Washington's problems with Saigon, but Monday night Brezhnev lumped Washington with its ally and accused tlie Americans of raising obstacles to final agreement. At the same time the Soviet leai'or seemed to indicate that Moscow was prepared to work privately in favor of a settle- ment. "We strive to facilitate the end of the he said, "and will welcome the restora- tion of peace in Indochina." Terrorism pact faces uphill fight Hay has left Hockey Canada TORONTO (CP) Hockey Canada anounced today that Chares Hay. 70, president since the inception of the organization in 1969, bus resigned. No reasons was given hcyond Ilny's statement that it time to "lessen my responsi- bilities within the organization." but the former president of Gulf Oil Cannda is known lo hnvc been ailing and recently spent n short period in hospital. 'Sposkiny. By DAVID NICHOLSON UNITED NATIONS (CP) The United States asked a UN committee Monday to approve a U.S. rcsolulion on inter- national terrorism, saying con- tinued inaction will "only en- courage increased resort lo an- archy, violence and lerror." Ambassador W. Tapley Ben- nett told the General Assem- bly's legal committee it should support a U.S.-proposed treaty aimed at fighting terrorism be- cause violence is spreading "like an unchecked forest fire." life of the innocent been made Bennett told the com- mittee, "To the shame of us all, violence has ofime in these times almost lo assume the character of a spectator sport." Elsewhere at tile UN, the committee on non-self-govern- ing territories demanded that Portugal open talks with the lib- eration movements in its Afri- can colonies and China ap- peared in the General Assembly I, o denounce Soviet dis- armament proposals as "down- right fraud." The U.S. faces an uphill struggle in its effort to have an inlernalional treaty approved which would establish new legal measures lo deal with terror- ists. Arab African countries insist the UN should first con- sider the economic and social causes which produce terror- ists. They also say the new measures could damage revolu- tionary and anti-colonial strug- gles they consider justified. Some Arab members have cliided the United States for for- getting its own revolutionary history and one Arab ambassa- dor suggested that George Washington would be a terrorist in British eyes. Bennett told the committee Monday: "Washington was a rebel and a very successful one .'hut he did not go to Can- ada and throw bomhs into stagecoaches, injuring the in- nocent." CHINA CRITICAL The Soviet disarmament pro- posals came under heavy fire in the assembly from Chiao Kuan- hun. China's deputy foreign minister. Referring to a resolution Ihe Soviet Union introduced at this year's assembly asking all members to renounce tlie use of force in international relations, Chiao said this was only "empty talk about peace." He denounced the Soviet Un- ion for the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia and for support- ing India in its war against Pakistan and added: "The stark facts have shown that the Soviet leaders have nei- ther laid down their butcher's knives nor will they become Buddhas." Chiao also said the recent So- viet-U.S. agreement on strate- gic armaments was a revival of "the old Khrushchevile dream of Soviet-U.S. collaboration for world domination."