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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 44 vouTx i" Yo office takes back seal By PETER KIER.VAM NEW YORK (CP) The presidency of the United States has always been a many-tentaded apparatus drawing much of its strength from the Infonration it absorbed from the bureaucratic sea which surrounds it. Under President Nixon i! is evolving into a bi- pedal entity al least in the field of foreign with, ils critics say. one foot resting on the shoulders of presidential adviser Henry Kissinger and the other on the body of conservative doctrine which underlies the Republican parly. One of the truncated tentacles of tha presidency used to reach into the state department, where-in the pulse cf world politics was taken on a regular basis and the diagnosis presented to the president along with his morning coffee. The president still has the information at his dis- posal, but the state department is getting the distinct impression it plays a much-reduced role in the decision- making process. Announcement last month of Nixon's planned visit to the Soviet Union is an example of this estrangement. Heard from FBI Most state department officials first beard of the trip through a memo circulated by tire FBI a few days before the announcement. The memo said the FBI learned from an infor- mant that Gils Hall, general secretary of the Ameri- can Communist, party, had been informed of the trip several days earlier by a Soviet diplomat. Commented one slate, department official: "He's obviously mere clued in thai I am." Only Slate Secretary William Rogers apparently knew about the trip, together with, perhaps, a few of his key aides. In another developinent, the general director of the foreign service, William Hall, messaged the 300 clu'efs of missions overseas that leaks regarding dis- sent "give us problems'' with Congress and the public and must therefore be marked "Limdis." Limdis U the state department classification for limited distribution of a message from a mission to the lop 20 cr official-: eurronnrting the state secre The message from Hall was kept secret from staff members, but its existence was confirmed for the New York Times by a senior foreign service officer. Sees intimidation, Another foreign service official suggested the effect of the intentional or bo to intimidate the young officers, who theoretically have the right of dissent from the government's stand, froir voicing such dissent. Washington sources said tiie order was probably prompted by recent reports of morale of at least one embassy. Another slate department official said al least part of the aim was to keep adverse criticism from the news media, where it could be picked up by po- litical opposition. Opposed to the apparently waning influence of the suite department is the influence of Kissinger, who, together with Rogers, was virtually the only govern- ment official to know about the Peking and Moscow visits until they were announced to the public. The strong conservative footing of the Nixon ad- ministration as reflected in foreign policy was shown recently when the Chinese representatives of the Uni- ted Nations made their debut with a speech that was described by IFN Ambassador George Bush at the time as nothing earth-shattering: merely a fairly mild re- statement of long-known Chinese positions. However, following a subsequent While House conference, Bush emerged with a caustic denuncia- tion of the Chinese speech, reflecting, most observers fe.ci. the over-all White House aim of kicking the to pacify the right wing Republicans to whom Nixon largely owes his tenure in the White House. It is in this sort of foreign-policy conduct by the Nixon administration that many foreign observers find a slightly schizophrenic approach. Some observers at- tributed il to the wall which is rising to separate (he presidency from world opinion and the body of his own government structure designed to allow him to keep in touch with that opinion. Alberta puts pollution cards on the table rAMiAHY (CPi Industry would bo "prudent.1' In expert more controls on pollution. Alberta Knviranmcnt Minister Bill Yiirko said Monday. In future, indu.'lry in the province would be'required lo merca.se monitoring ef waste discharges and hove reports certified by experl.s. The i.s ''of the opinion Lhat >e- i-ircy and oonfidcr.iialilv often enjoyed by indiislrinl fvilliHrrs must be i-eirillnled eijt of existence." SecToov problem.', to roaeh ontriMroplur le- vels uliere "ovor-PMrtjon Income not only frequent but, .instiliod." He told the Pacific repion convention of Uw Air rollntion Cortvnl Association Hist stiffer pen.ilties Iw nnpiied unifcrniily to municipalities and com- mercial cntrrprises. Industrial zcning and use of green bolls will bo ex.m.ined by the depavlmenl, said, to prevent es- lahlislx'd industries from being out hy new- ciimi rs. .should protected from increasingly Mif- fer .standards because polluting induslries locatn it) llw nrr.i and add lo Ite lethbridge Herald Tl-TIIBKIlX.L J !'l SIJ U, 1SOVJ MBLR 2J 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CE.YTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Zorro, the I'M icon I rtl.tcnd {oollxill (hud OTTAWA iCPI .Munolimos- known as Prime Minister Trndesu, will not at lend this year's (Jrcy Cup game. In his steed, Governor-Gen- eral Roland Michener, 71, will psrform liie official Idckoff at the game in Vancouver Sun- day. Mr. Trudeau hit a high fash- ion note at his prime minis- terial Grey Cup kickoffs and lost, year temporarily nicknamed Xorro by m im Mi's for his Wack slouch hit and cape. In he wore i crocheted cap. Mr. is expected to i-etnain in Ottawa this week end. His wife. Margaret, ir expecting a baby early next month. Letter carriers wa t a i, burned in error ST. JOHN'S. Nfld. (CP) A recount of votes in St. Barbe South in the Oct. 28 provincial election was adjourned until later today afler a judge was told that IDS ballots had been burned, apparently in error. Cour! sources said if destruc- tion of the ballots was con- firmed a byelcction was likely in the district, one of 21 taken by Conservatives in the election. Premier Joseph Smalhvood's Liberals won 20 and Tom Bur- gess, New Labrador Party leader who has promised to sup- port the PCs, was returned in Labrador, West. The official count from St. Barbe South last week showed Conservative Ed Maynard with votes tl '1 evor Bennett with The lawyers for both candi- dales said Mr. Justice H. G. Puddester of the Newfoundland Supreme Court asked for confir- mation that all ballots in the Sally Cove poll, one of 34 in the riding had been burned. CRISIS BREWlNG-lndian and Pakistani ambassadors speak in the UN General Assembly Monday, amid a grow- ing crisis between' the two countries concerning Pakistani claims that India launched a major offensive into East Pakistan. The Pakistani delegation, headed by Ambassa- dor Agha Shahi, top photo, said it may osk for a special session of the Security Council. Indian Ambassador Samar 5en, below, denied the reports of an Indian attack. Imlo-Pak planes duel Ford recalls 1972 models for check OAKVFLLEE, Out. (CP) Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. said today it is advising 534 owners of 1972 Thunderbirds, Pintos and pickup trucks to re- turn them to dealers for re- placement of a belt on the seat and shoulder harness. Ford said that because of im- proper processing in a supply plant some of the bolts have minute fractures that couJd ren- der them ineffective. All of the 534 vehicles were sold in Western Canada. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS India said three Pakistani jet fighter planes were shot down in a dogfight near Calcutta Monday as both the Indians and Pakistanis reported heavy fight- ing along East Pakistan's bor- ders. A cabinet minister fold a cheering Indian Parliament in New Delhi today that the U.S.- built F-86 Sabre jets were shot down by four Indian-built Brit- ish Gnat jets 30 miles northeast of Calcutta. A fourth Pakistani fighter escaped, said V. C. Ehukla, minister of defence pro- duction. Shukla said the Indian flyers intercepted the Pakistanis three miles inside India. He reported that the Pakistani pilots bailed out of their shot-up planes and two of the three were captured. The minister said all four In- dian planes returned safely to their base. DECI.AHES EMERGENCY Radio Pakistan reported that President Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan ordered a state of emergency throughout Pakistan because of a "threat of foreign aggression." The reason for his proclamation WES not clear since Pakistan has been under martial law since March, 1969. Pakistani broadcasts charged that India had launched an all- out offensive into East Pakistan at four scattered points. The Indians said East Paki- stan's Bengali rebels made large strikes across the border denied that Indian troops were involved. The Pakistanis charged that the Indians had swept into East Pakistan without a formal dec- laration o[ war. Pakistan's delegation fo the United Nations said it was con- 111 gas r OTTAWA (CP> Prime Min- ister Trufleaii says his govern- ment cannot a.sk the National Energy board to reconsider its (icoi.-ion against, additional natu- ral gas exports to the United St.-itex Had the uxpon. applications been approved by the hoard, ha said in the Commons Monday, matter would have come he- fore the government. But there was no mechanism for govern- ment intervention when the in- dependent hoard refused appli- cations. Mr. Trudcau was replying to questions from Krik Nielsen who referred to Friday's refusal hy the energy beard to consider applications fr.'ini three companies to export. trillion cubic feet. The Ixwrl ('nn.'ida dors not hr.vn lo iiirfl mm tircvK willi thosr I ho r s Alberta I'reir.icr Peter red said he hoped the federal cabinet would order a review of the bttird decision. Throo companies had sfiUfjhl permission to export the Alberta and Southern Gas, Can- ada-Montana Pipeline, and Con- soliilakMl Natural Cas. The uas raised in the Commons Monday by Pat Ma- hoiipy who emrl decision left Trans- Canada Pipe-Lines Ltd. of To- ronto in a near-monopoly posi- tion for the purchase of gas in Alberta for sale, in the East. He fisked whether Mr. Tru- dcau would intervene to ensure fair prices for producers and consumers. TransCanada has applied to increase its charges essi. of Alberta. Mr. Trudeau said he would take note of the question. Steve Paproski ton Centre) (lien asked whether Ihe prime minister would agree to consultations with Alberta in energy matters affecting that province. Tlii? prime minister said that, during recent talks with Pre- mier IjOiigheed he assured him be would happy to receive provincial contributions to deci- Spy on pushers WASHINGTON (AP) Inter- ml liiTemi'? Service have bf'gim watching (lie. spend- ing habifs of su-poclcd dnig dealers so they can he sued jailed for tax evasion. A treas- ury spokesman said Monday are piedm; together in- formal (in how much prolilecrs spend for such items a.s Ihoir bomrs, cars, travel and children's education. BATTLE ZONE sidering calling for an emer- gency session of the Security Council. The crisis results from Uie Pakistani army's crackdown on the East Pakistani independ- ence movement last March. A str.te of civil war hss prevailed ever since in East Pakistan, or East Bengal. CLAIMS ATTACK A Pakistani spokesman at the United Nations charged that 12 Indian divisions supported by 33 baUallions of border security forces had assaulted Ihe Jcs- sore. Clntiagong, Sylhet and Kangpur district of East Paki- stan after several weeks of shelling and skirmishes along the border. New Delhi's All-India radio broadcast hourly denials of In- dian involveir.ent. li ?aid the Mukti Bahini. the Paki- stani rebel army, had made deep advances inlo ths Sylhet dislricl. in the northeast par! of Pakistan, and also ad- vanced inlo DIP Hangpur district in the northwest. Seen and heard About town aiVr her J tlv-d .Miirlrno the plionc ami was asked. "Is this the. nulo V'd MsluT saying, il is a girl, you c..n tell hy which way the billions Young at Agni'S David.Min School putting U'ards on I tin liltta OTTAWA fCP) Letter car- riers have ruled out immediate strike action in favor of turlher last-ditch talks with the govern- ment on post office use of cas- ual labor. The decision announced today ruled out, at least temporarily, further rotating walkouts .such as recent ones in Ontario and the Maritimes after the depart- men! refused to extend through- out the service an adjudicator's decision in support of three union members who complained of lost overtime because casual workers had been used on mi- manned delivery walks. In a telegram to Postmaster- General Jean-Pierre Cote, the union loaders set one condition for continuing talks. If an adju- dication decision, now being ap- pealed by the government, is upheld, the government must agree to apply it to all union members. There was no immediate re- sponse by the post office or treasury board, the government, branch which handles contract matters with public servants. PLEDGE SUPPORT District representatives of the Letter Carriers Union of Canada in a meeting today with the na- tional executive pledged support of the membership to "what- ever action the executive necessary to resolve the current dispute." The executive, however, asked the membership to re- frain from any action until it is called nationally. The letter carriers union says categorically that it does not ob- ject in any way to the normal hiring of additional labor to help at the post office during the Christmas rush. 'DELIBERATE POLICY' "What we are fighting is the deliberate policy of the post of- fice department and the treas- ury board of ignoring their re- sponsibilities by not respecting or implementing adjudication decisions which go against the union says. It still wants its members to get first chance at the overtime from covering mail routes left unmanned because of vacation or illness of regular letter car- riers. Creston school teacher returns part of salary CRESTON, B.C. Prime Min- ister Trudeau confirmed in the Commons Monday that his gov- ernment has sprung another leak. He told Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield an investiga- tion is going on to determine how a cabinet paper on aid for Indian education and cultural centres got into the hands of Harold Cardinal, president of the Alberta Indian Association. Mr. Cardinal produced the do- cument Sunday on the CBC-TV program Weekend to back up lu's charges thai Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien is hold- ing back money for a proposed Alberta Indian cultural centre. According to the confidential paper, dated July 29, the Al- berta project was to be the first Indian cultural centre financed by the federal government. Mr. Cardinal raised the suggestion that the money was held back because of a current boycott of federal schools by children from Alberta reserves. Mr. Chretien, who was not in the Commons Monday when the was raised, said in an in- terview that he will answer all Hijack suspect remanded to hospital CALGARY (CP) Paul Jo- seph Cini, 27, charged after the hijacking of an Air Canada jet, today was remanded to a men- tal hospital for 30 days ob- servation. He is to he transferred to the Alberta Hospital at Ponoka. Cini faces seven charges, four of them with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, he was arrested after being taken unconscious from a DC-8 on Nov. 12. questions today in the House. But he denied the charges that Ottawa was holding back any money from the Alberta group. It took time after a cabi- net decision was made to put it into force1, he said. The cabinet paper on Indians was the such secret docu- ment to become public without the government's blessing. A report by Revenue Minister Herb a draft of foreign ownership was the first; the second was a cabinet min- ute which said cabinet agreed in principle on a screening process to keep foreign ownership under control. Reserves programs cut out OTTAWA (CP) The Indian Association of Alberta will gradually eliminate its pro- grams on the reserves but will remain a political organization "with or without government funds." Harold Cardinal, presi- dent of Ure association, said to- day. He said in an interview that his organization will remain "strictly a political associa- tion." "We're not going to disband, but as we have not been allow- ed to fulfil our responsibility and have never been allowed to deliver the services the way people wanted them, our deci- sion is final." Mr. Cardinal said earlier his group has decided to refuse all federal money for Indian pro- grams because it could no longer remain i n d ependent while accepting Ottawa financ- ing. He. produced what he de- scribed as an official cabinet document ar.d said the federal government is holding up funds for Indian programs already approved in principle in an at- tempi to end a current boycott of schools by Alberta Indians. Good Ixivd, how lucky we are! And how blind and stu- pid! We ride in our nice cozy cars after a nice day at the of- fice. We cat our supjx-rs and then sit in out1 nice chairs watching our nice color television sets. This week all the is nlvflll Ibe Grey Clip game. J.i'k, for just one moment. about another cup. The Her- ald's Cup of Milk Fund. We're not asking for millions to blow on a big parade. We're talking ;dwul nickels and clime'-; and ti'.e chamc to support liltle starving children in India. Let's get the ball roll- DYING BY Timi'SANDS One dollar buys: .10 cups of milk for refugee children; .Hi protein biscuits in India; hvo-oourcn initMay nieali fur rcftipres: one Indian sari; or one Indian cotton bl.ir.ket. Because of a world that does not care, refugee children are dying by thousands. Now there's a war and the lines of hungry refugees are to be ex- tended will) wounded and suf- fering. The Cup of Milk Fund is off to an early start this year be- cause we've pot a long way lo go to make up the distance, from the first SO cent donation lo ;he S1S.OOO goal. Fvivy donor will be listed, alone with the contribution. The Vciilarian Service Committee, Mi Sparks Street. Ottawa, will J.-MIO a receipt lor CACvy dona- tion. Ix't's give ourselves (he greatest gift of nil this Christ- mas a link1 pcac-e ci( mind. Ix'l's hand over n giant cup of milk lo Hie. ivfiiRPcs from lien- Mnrlaiigh quits haseball job PITTSBURGH (AP) Danny Murtaugh. the r-sscr-ball manager of the world champion Pittsburgh Pirates, resigned today for health rea- sons. Coach Bill Vircicn immedi- ately was named to succeed him. ;