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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 LETHBRIDGE, 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 Russians 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 security. 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 emphasize the importance of a proposed East-West conference about mutual and balanced force reductions (MBFR) in Europe. Lack of success in any MBFR 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 seems in effect to he 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 attempt 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 talks are expected to begin to Helsinki Nov. 22. Verbal outbursts about the proposed security meet- ing are seemingly being kept to a minimum, possibly hi deference to the imminent general elections in West Germany. There, Chancellor Willy Brandt's policy of reconcilia- tion with Communist Europe, which includes initiatives iiinilar 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, Ont. (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. Cafik, 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 Ward. New Democratic Party candidate, had Mr. Cafik's victory gives the Literal Party 109 seats to the Conservatives' 107. The NDP has 31. Social Credit 15 and in- dependents two. "The Conservatives were be- hind in the popular said the jubilant Mr. Cafik, "and now they are 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; agcr 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 interview on his way to the weekly cabinet meeting, Mr. Lang said he was simply "seeking an understanding of EDMONTON (CF) A pro- vincial Bill of Rights was given third reading by the Alberta legislature Wednesday and then received royal assent from the lieutenant-governor, I he last step 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 state" and prohibits the government from enacting leg- islation which would "abrogate, abridge or infringe'' on the basic freedoms of Albertans. Members voted 73 to 0 in fa- vor cf third reading. The Speaker, ineligible to vote, and Dr. Dan Bouvier, an independ- ent member absent during the vote, make up the total of 75 seats in the house. Before the standing vote 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 examination. No charges have been laid. North won't budge on Vietnam pact From AP-REUTER 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 time, 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, the With the is going up. Product Herald Staff a hamburger, pop, and of discount gas and service costs to them are being raised in the city, they increasing in many areas, While Alberta's new and steaks are going their pump just in wages and salaries. wage act will be of help 20 cents. New menus gas bars pay less SIDE many, it will work a being gasoline than for tjie brighter side. hardship on others. Some people will lose their jobs. Some arc going to have to work harder and produce more. Some restaurants will be raising prices. Service stations arc in a going to find prices arc going up or people are gel-ting out of he said. Another major food service manager said theie would be no decrease in staff in his business hut certain menu stations and are able lo sell gasoline at up to 10 cents a gallon cheaper. To be competitive in the gaso-lii.c sales business, the brand service station can't afford to hike gasoline prices benefitting most, percent age-wise, will students. Effective Jan. 1. students under (he age of 18. must be paid a minimum of SI. 25 an hour compared with the present rate of 85 cents an hour, an in- and increased wages will have to be increase even of 40 cents. to he? recovered minimum wage difference over the age of IS. Merchandise prices will effect just those at now must be paid SI an in some instances. Taxi fares in av go rates, he said. It will be projected right through the service station operators contacted seem lo have will have to be paid an increase of 75 cents. The manager of a a "we'll have to wail new act retains the guar- branch of a chain restaurant said be couldn't raise his one area gets a raise, they all have to." Twenty attitude about what they'll do lo recover their and students must be paid for at least two hours of prices to compensate for the increased wages that come into effect Jan., because his prices are high enough already. So hour more for a wail rcss doesn't seem like much, he said, but when it i> projected through a whole staff, including a department store manager said Ihe increased minimum wage could result in any one or combination of: increased even if they only work an hour. Non-students under the age of 13 will have lo he paid ?1.GO will have to cut back on cent increase for the prices, slaff hour compared with the Tighter payroll control will have to be the answer, he staff, it mounts up and has to bo recovered better production or increased sales from the Non-students over the age of The only way the present, prices. The chain restaurant, will have to he paid an could remain, lie indicated, is if business increases wasn't, unhappy with compared with the present minimum of ably. From Ihe way things minimum wage. local taxi nporalnr Mid existing guarantee will now "we'll have to cut back ow. waitress and Ihe resl of the slaff will have lo work a in if Ihe wai and boys get higher pay il would also mean n bigger pay may have to he increased because of Ihe higher retained, stipulating thai employees must he paid for al. least four hours of work, in a whether they actually Another restaurant when prices of one hour, two hours or snid his waitresses now are the general public, merchand'so, service, full four limrs. reiving the new minimum increased minimum nnd others do net applies to induMry in nnd it isn't likely there will generally moan higher will not ho entirely for gain and does not. nny change early in the food prices or a to casual, household- Ihe increased jobs such as snovv- To compensate for the stations in Ihe lawn mowing and creased wages and retain in more of n hind businessmen said Mr. Lewis' views" on the party system in Canada. There was no proposal for "co-operation or coalition." "I was essentially talking to him and exploring views about the 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 Horner, deputy 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 the legislature and a contender for the leadership of his party, withdrew the remark a few minutes later 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. CAN'T 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. Horner replied loudly that since the lime 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 Socredi 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 Hutterites and others dealing with communal land, an in-depth study of Hutterite education. Instead, the legislature start- ed debate on the Communal Property Repeal Act. D e b a t e is likely to continue this 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 talks, told reporters today the Hanoi gov- ernment will "accept no argu- ments in favor of possible changes" in the draft. Kissinger and Tho, a politi- buro member, have been ex- pected to resume talks on the proposed Vietnam agreement but the 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 te-rorists gunned down a Roman Catholic businessman in his home and a suitcase bomb destroyed the Armagh tele- phone exchange. Heath landed at the Royal 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'n exact movements were kept secret as a security precaution. Stormont Castle, the site for most of his Blacks sliot in campus takeover BATON ROUGE. La. (API Two blacks were shot today as students look over the adminis- tration building Southern University's main campus here, police said. talks, was sealed by security forces. Soldiers with rifles at the ready patrolled the city in Jeeps and on foot. They manned barricades at dozens of downtown checkpoints, rou- tine y frisking pedestrians. Heath placed a wreath of while chrysanthemums and pink carnations on the cenotaph in the grounds of 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 his car. a man shouted from the crowd: "What about the internees." referring to the more than 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 Conway, Ro- man Catholic primate of all Ire- land, and other church leaders. guards beaten PHILADELPHIA (AP) Three guards were severely beaten by rioting prisoners who took control of the max- imum-security block at the Correctional Institution in nearby- Gratorford today. slf.te police said. Auhorities regained control of Uic block after Uiree hours. Ihr trouble the Z.WWpris- oncT facility began shortly alter a.m. when Ihe 16 prisoners flailed fighing. then turned on the three guards and beat them, Male police said. There was no indication how the violence 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 Ttudeau. 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 of 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 later 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 (CP) A representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization told the General Assembly Wednesday that the guerrilla straggle 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- estinian Arabs will use what- ever methods they can against Israel. Saen and heard About town planners William Ilel- lon and Simon Ho going to lunch, the former saying lie wasn't hungry, then consuming fivo buns, the lat- ter saying he was hungry and finishing none John Van Slnys dusting off his wooden shoos for the winter claiming they are warmer than his fleece-lined boots. ;