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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 20, High Friday 30. The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXV No. 286 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 34 PAGES NATO leary about Europe security meet By CY FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer With the preliminary talks about a European se- curity conference only a short time away, there have been strong indications that members of the NATO alli- ance are adopting a cautious approach to this diplo- matic event long sought by Soviet foreign policy- makers. The have taken pains to encourage the earliest possible holding of the security conference. They have apparently brought pressure to bear on the Communist East Germans to smooth the way to- wards a draft treaty between East Berlin and Bonn, a development now being given central importance in the West German general election and widely inter- preted as one of Moscow's stratagems for promoting the eventual gathering of nations interested in Euro- pean securily. The security conference has been a point of ref- erence in Moscow foreign policy statements for many as suspiciousness about it has been a standard reflex among such Western spokesmen as NATO Secretary General Joseph Luns. Different emphasis For their part, NATO representatives have tended to emphasise the importance of a proposed East-West conference about mutual and balanced force reductions (MBFR) in Europe. Lack of success in any MBFH talks, says Luns, might have "a disastrous effect on public opinion" in the West as Far as the security-conference issue is con- cerned. Moreover, there has been much emphasis in top Western circles on the need for such change as free movement of peoples between the countries which form part of both Western and Eastern blocs in Europe. This pattern of discussion sccins in effect to be a Western warning to the Communists that they should contemplate the lowering of such migration obstacles as the Berlin wall if they are really intent on an im- proved situation in Europe. There is predictably much suspicion among the Communists about counter probes of this kind from the West. The East Germans have always billed their Berlin wall as an effort to keep alleged Western infiltrators out of the German Democratic Republic rather than as an al tempt to keep residents of that state from freely heading to the West. Mutually suspicious So both sides approach the preliminary discussions about a security conference with caution and mutual suspicion. The preliminary lalks are expected to begin la Helsinki Nov. 22. Verbal outbursls about Hie proposed securily meet- ing are seemingly being kept Lo a minimum, possibly bi deference to .the imminent general elections in West Germany. There, Chancellor Willy Brandt's policy of reconcilia- tion with Communist Europe, which includes initiatives similar to the projected East-West conference, is cur- rently up for electoral evaluation. The relative silence internationally about the se- curity conference reflects the caution made necessary by the West German election rather than any fading of interest among the various concerned countries, in- cluding Canada, in the conference-table marathons which lie immediately ahead. Grits pull ahead WHITBY, Onl. (CP) Lib- eral Norman Cafik who became a member of Parliament again Wednesday night after a judi- cial recount, said his four-vote victory gives his party "much more moral justification for re- taining power." Mr. Calik. who represented Ontario riding in the last Par- liament, was unofficially beaten on election night by Progressive Conservative Frank McGee who received 12 more votes. When Judge Joseph Kelly fin- ished the judicial recount Wednesday night, including ex- amination of 726 spoiled ballots, the results were Mr. Cafik 16, 328 and Mr. McGee Ala- ban New Democratic Party candidate, had Mr. Cafik's victory gives the Literal Party 109 seats to the Conservatives' 107. The NDP has Social Credit 15 and in- dependents two. "The Conservatives were be- hind in the popular said the jubilant Mr. Cafik, "and now they arc two seats down as well." Mr. McGee, 47. was in Ottawa attending a Conservative caucus meeting and got the bad news from his campaign man- ager Robert Byron. Rights bill LEWIS FELT OUT ON PARTY SYSTEM Lang writes off alliance bid OTTAWA (CP) Justice Minister Otto Lang denied to- day that he had proposed a coa- lition between the Liberal go- ernment and the New Demo- cratic Party in a recent meet- ing with leader David Lewis. In an inlerview on his way to the weekly cabinet meeting, Mr. Lang said he was simply "seeking an understanding of EDMONTON1 fCPl A pro- vincial Bill of Rights was given Ihird reading by the Alberta legislature Wednesday and then received royal assent from the Jieutenanf-governor, t he last slep before it is proclaimed law Jan. 1. Premier Peter Lougheed's pet bill of the current 17th legisla- ture, it is aimed "at protecting the citizen from the power of the stale" and prohibits ths government Ircm enacting leg- islation which would' "abrogaie, abridge or infringe" on the basic freedoms of Albertans. Members voled 73 lo 0 in fa- vor of third reading. The Speaker, ineligible lo vote, and Dr. Dan Bouvier, an independ- ent member absent during the vole, make up the total of 75 seats in the house. Before Hie standing vole was taken, the Progressive Con- servative premier described the passing of the bill "an historic occasion for the Alberta legisla- ture." RESTRICTED FREEDOM An unidentified man un- dressed and sprinted around stark naked in front of St. Patrick's Church ot 318 10th St. S. at about 9 a.m. today before being picked up by city police. The man, current- ly in custody, will undergo medical examinalion. No charges have been laid. North won't budge on Vietnam pact Krom AP-UEUTER North Vietnam anounced to- day in Paris that it will accept no changes in the Vietnam ceasefire agreement worked out with U.S. presidential ad- viser Henry Kissinger. Kissinger was in Washington today and American sources said he is expected to leave for Paris at any lime, perhaps to- day, for a meeting with Le Due Tho, chief North Vietnamese negotiator. Xuann Thuy, the North Viet- ALBERTA'S NEW MINIMUM WAGE It's not a blessing for Ky JIM profit margin, Ihc With the is going up. Product lloralrt Staff a hamburger, pop, and of discount gas and service costs to them are being raided in Ihe city, they increasing m many areas, While Alberta's new and steaks are go'ng their pump just in wages and salaries. wage act ivill be of help 20 cents. New menus gas bars pay less SIDE many, il will work a being gasoline than for Uic brighter side. hardship on others Some people will lose their jobs. Some arc poinp lo have to work harder and produce going lo find prices arc going up or people arc gelling out of he said. Anolher major stations and are able lo sell gasoline at up to 10 cents a gallon cheaper. To be coinretitivc in the beucfiULng percentage-wise, will Ixj sludeuls. Effective Jan. 1. students under the ape of 18. must be paid said tbcio would Allies business, the minimum of SI. 23 an hour Some restaurants be decrease in skiff in his station can't afford with tbe pvescnt rate Service stations are in a hul certain menu gasoline prices 85 cents an hour, an in- have to be increase even of 40 cents. and increased wattes will have (o he.1 recovered minimum wage he i> esent difference over Iho ape of in. Merchandise p 'ices will effect just those at now must be paid SI an in some instances. Taxi ft? res mil v tio rales, he said. Il will be projected right through the service station operators contacted seem lo have will have lo be paid SI. 75, an increase of cents. Tlic manager of a a "we'll have to wail new act retains the giiar- branch of a cliain one area gets a atlilude about what and students be said lie couldn'l raise his all have to." Twenly lo recover their: at least two hours of prices to compensate for the increased wages Hint come into effect Jan., because his hour more for a wailrcss doesn't seem like much, he said, hul when il i; projected department store manager said the increased minimum wage could result in any one even if they only work an hour. Non-students under Ihe age of are high enough already. So wliolo si an including a of: increased will have lo be paid will have lo cut back on cent increase for the prices, slaff hour compared with the Tighter payroll control Cf u ii, i i. i better production or St. -10. to be Ibe answer, he lo lie recovered sales from the over the age of The only way Ihe present will have to be paid an could remain, lie indicaled, is if business increases he cli am restaurant manager wasn't unhappy with compared wilh the present minimum of Sl.fu. ably. From Ihc way Ihings ncreased m in! mu in wa gc local laxi operator said existing guarantee will "we'll have to cut back mu. waitress and Ihe rcsl of Ihc slaff will have lo work a pet higher pay il would also mean n bigger pay may have, to be increased because of Ihe higher retained, stipulating that, employees musl be paid for al. least four hours of work, in a wbclber they actually Anolher restaurant when prices of one hour, Iwo hours or snid his waitresses now nre the general public, srrvirc, full four hoirs. ceiving the new minimum increased minimum and others do net applies lo indu4ry in and il isn'l likely will generally mean higher will not bo entirely for gain nnd does not nny change early In Ihc food prices or n lo casual, household- Ihe Increased jobs such as snow- To comi.'ensale for Hie stations in the lawn mowing and creased wages and retain in more of a bind businessmen said Mr. Lewis' views" on the parry system in Canada. There was no proposal for "co-operation or coalition." "I was essentially talking to him and exploring views about tbe party system in Canada, in- cluding my fairly strongly held personal view that two demo- cratic parties are about the right number for Canada. Tempers flare in legislature By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislative Bureau EDMONTON Gordon Tay- lor (SC Drumheller) charged Hugh Homer, depuly premier and minister of agriculture, with uttering a lie in the Alber- ta legislature Wednesday as tempers flared during opening debate on the controversial act to repeal the Communal Prop- erties Act. Mr. Taylor, a veteran of 23 years in (lie legislature and a contender for the leadership of his party, withdrew the remark a few minutes laler as Speaker Gerry Amerongen was forced to call the disruly session to or- der. The usage of the word "lie" is prohibited in the House. CANT USE WORD The word implies a deliber- ate untruth, said the Speaker. While MLAs may say someone else in the assembly has not told the truth, they may not use the word lie. Mr. Taylor had called the Conservative front bench lo task for not allowing debate on a report on communal prop- erty. Dr. Homer replied loudly that since the time of Premier Ernest Manning in the 1940s, there were a stack of reports as high as the ceiling of the leg- islative chamber that were not debated in the house by the for- mer Socreci administration. "That was a Mr. Taylor fired back heatedly. The exchange occurred dur- ing an unsuccessful attempt by Mr. Taylor to get the govern- ment to debate a report on com- munal property by a commit- tee headed by Bob Dowling, minister in charge of tourism. DEBATE CONTINUES The report was released ear- lier this month, but has not been formally tabled in the House. It recommends: repeal of the Communal Properties Act, establishment of an office to assist Hutteriles and others dealing with communal land, and-, an in-depth study of Hultfcrile education. Instead, the legislature start- ed debale on the Communal Property Repeal Act. D e b a t e is b'kely to continue [his week and the act to pass at the current session which will likely wind up next week. namese chief delegate to the stalled Paris peace lalks, told reporters today the Hanoi gov- ernment will "accept no areu- menfs in favor of possible changes" in the draft. Kissinger and Tho, a politi- buro member, have been ex- pected to resume lalks on the proposed Vielnam agreement but (he U.S. side has said some points need to be clarified. Hanoi has maintained the U.S. should have signed the agree- ment Oct. 31. Heath in Ireland for peace talks BELFAST (API Prime Minister Edward Heath arrived today for a crucial round of peace-promoting tasks as guer- illa terrorists gunned down a Roman Catholic businessman in his home and a suitcase bomb destroyed the Armagh lele- phone exchange. Heath landed at the Hoyal Air Force Aldergrove airfield amid unprecedented security pre- cautions. Heath's two days of meetings with politicians, church, labor and business leaders open the final phase of preparations for a new government structure for the province to replace direct rule from London. Details of H'eatli's exact movements were kept secret as a security precaution. Stormont Castle, the site for most of his Blacks shot in campus takeover BATON ROUGE. La. (API Two blacks were shot today as students look over the adminis- tration building r.t Scnilheni UiiivDrfily's main campus here, police said. talks, was sealed by security forces. Soldiers with rifles at the ready patrolled the city in Jec-ps and on foot. They manned barricades at dozens oE downtown checkpoints, rou- tine y frisking pedestrians. Heath placed a wreath of while chrysanthemums and pink carnations on the cenotaph in the grounds ot city hall. It was inscribed: "In remembrance of the in- nocent victims of violence, and of members of the security forces who have given their lives that violence may be ended." As the prime minister walked toward Ms car. a man shouted from the crowd: "What about the internees." referring to the more lhan 100 suspected guer- rillas still interned without trial. Heath lunched at a Belfast hotel with trade union and busi- ness loaders before going to the provincial parliament to meet William Cardinal Comvay. Ro- man Catholic primate of all Ire- land, and other church leaders. guards beaten PHILADELPHIA (AP) Three guavds were severely beaten by noting prisoners wlio look control of Uie max- imum-security block at the Correctional Institulion in Gralcrford today, stale police said. Auborilios regained control of Uie block after Uirce hours. 'Ihr trouble pt Iho 2.000-pris- oner f.icilily began shortly alto- a.m. when Ihe IG prisoners flarled fighing, then turned on tbe three guards and boat them, slate police said. was no indication how lire yiolcncc was quelled. "Any more creates prob- lems." The Justice minister empha- sized that the meeting was car- ried out on his own initiative, a statement verified later by Prime Minister Trudeau. Mr. Trudeau said he neither "approves nor disapproves" of Mr. Lang's action. "It was an initiative the min- ister took on his own and it's not the one I would have taken. "But it's not one that shocks me as wild-eyed. Perhaps it's a bit theoretical in Mr. Trudeau said. Mr. Trudeau said he shared Mr. Lang's love for the two- party system. But he said the idea of a coa- lition between the NDP and the Liberals in the "present con- with the New Democrats holding the balance of power over his minority government, "is not a very practical idea." Mr. Lewis said Wednesday at a news conference that he had understood Mr. Lang to be pro- posing a coalition between the two parties during a meeting earlier this month. "This I rejected Mr. Lewis said. Mr. Lang said today that Mr. Lewis had misunderstood the purpose of the meeting and that the New Democrat leader was "certainly putting a different interpretation on it in terms ol the immediate situation." Trudeau to set date OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau says he will an- nounce the opening date of the next Parliament laler today or Friday. He told reporters prior to a cabinet meeting that the date would be discussed during the meeting and he would inform the Governor-General before there would be a public an- nouncement. Although sources said Mr. Trudeau had earlier planned on a January may still were many Lib- eral MPs at last week's caucus who favored a meeting in De- cember. Both Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and New Democratic Leader David Lewis have called on the prime minister to meet the house in December. Mr. Trudeau also told report- ers that his cabinet changes will be announced in a 10 days. Guerrilla struggle continues UNITED NATIONS (CP1 A representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization told the General Assembly Wednesday that the guerrilla struggle against Israel will continue as long as one Arab Palestinian re- mains alive. Saadat Hassan told the as- sembly's special political com- mittee that Arab guerrillas are unswerving in their intention to defeat "Israeli and Zionist im- perialism." And despite the cur- rent concern at the UN over terrorism, Hassan said the Pal- eslinir.n Arabs will use what- ever methods they can against Israel. and heard About town planners William Hoi- Ion and Simon Ho going In lunch, the former saying he wasn't hungry, then consuming five buns, the lat- ter saying he was hungry mid finishing none John Vnn Slnys dusting off his wooden shoos for Ihe winter claiming they nre warmer than his fleece-lined boots. ;