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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Thursday, October 7, 1971 Commons yet to decide on N-test blast protest REIAXED FANFARE One young bandsman kneels on ground for a closer look at 1be music during playing of a welcoming fanfare for Premier William Davis at Cobden, Wednesday. The band members, students at Opeongo High School near Cobden, were called out hastily when Mr. Davis made an unscheduled visit to this Ottawa Valley village. Mr. Davis is campaigning for the Oct. 21 Ontario election. Plumbers picket construction sites OTTAWA (CP) After two veeks of trying, the Commons :till was unable to agree by Wednesday what it wants to say about a proposed five-megaton nuclear' blast scheduled for this nonth in Canada's Pacific back- yard. Last week, three different MPs tried to get unanimous consent to introduce motions of protest against the underground luclear test scheduled to be det- onated by the U.S. Atomic En- ergy Commission in the Aleu- tian Islands this month. When the first motion was proposed by a New Democrat member, the Liberals denied unanimous consent. Each time two later motions were proposed by Liberal mem- bers, a Conservative member dissented. When one of the Conserva- tives who had declined consent last week proposed his own mo- tion Monday, a Liberal declined. programs cuts are urged BRIGHTON, England (CP- AP) The opposition Labor party urged today that progress be made within a year toward substantial outs in the military programs of both the NATO and the Warsaw pact nations of Eastern Europe. A policy statement from the Labor leadership also pressed Mai or Juba easy election win WINNIPEG Stephen Juba (CP) Mayor of Winnipeg, long-time proponent of a unified government for the municipal- ly-fragmented greater Winnipeg area. Wednesday received a mandate head the new single-city admin- istration which takes office Jan. the Conservative government to speed up preparations for a Eu- ropean security conference on balanced force reductions be- tween East and West. The statement was circulated to the party's rank and file for a foreign policy debate today at Labor's annual convention. It was virtually certain of ap- proval. MOTIONS READY A variety of motions prepared in advance made clear that La- bor's foreign policy debate will also: the bipartisan tradi- tion on the Irish question by criticizing the government's handling of violence in Northern Ireland. Prime Minister Ed- ward H e a t h's administration against any Rhodesia settle- External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp registered Cana- dian concern about nuclear tests in conferences late last week with both his U.S. and Soviet counterparts, William Rogers and Andrei Gromyko. Meanwhile, representatives of the Commons parties were sup- posed to be working on a for- mula that would satisfy every- one in the House. Government House Leader Allan MaoEachen said Friday the government would solve the problem of getting unanimous consent by introducing the mo- tion the other parties would agree to limit debate. During the weekend, sources from both tho government and the opposition say, it agreed that debate could be lim- ited to a few hours. But then they couldn't agree on the wording. The government wanted a mo- tion specifically aimed at the Amchitka Island test, with sec ondary reference to its opposi- tion to all such nuclear blasts. But the Conservatives wantec something to the motion proposed Monday by Jack Mclntosh Cur rent-Maple wouh direct the protest as strongly against tests in the Sovie Union, China and France as i would against the U.S. test in Alaska. The government said fit: would be a waste of time. And there, apparently, the matte: res Us. A government source Wednes day said the matter no longer i being pursued with much vig'-i by anyone. Conservative House Leadc1 Gerald W. Baldwin said a mo- ment that comprises the inter-1 tion should be broad enough t from the voters to est o[ tlre black Mticm maJor- ity there. that the govern- ment of Pakistan release the leaders of East Bengal and ne- gotiate with them a political set- crisis soiii LOjVDON (CP1 Prime Min-1 was underlined.by recent devel- of the unarmed civil defence Ifter Biian Faulkner of North- j cm Ireland arrived today to try I toucher action against guerril- las" of the Irish Republican Army. Faulkner went into talks with Prime Minister Edward Heath convinced that drastic action must be taken if Ulster is to be Eaven from chaos, aides said. The gravity of the situation corps, diich Britain formed in blitz, aides re- opmente, including Faulkner's ....._______....._____ own warning Tuesday to North- the wartime to impress on the British gov-! era Ireland's Parliament: "We ported. eminent Hie need for still are bleeding to death as a munity." TI i That statement was prompted j 1 Ol'lCS replace by approaching economic j A breakdown induced by the i -il IRA's increasing terror-bomb- j lull II bu ItU ing campaign. Explosions in I September totalled 152 -.-cm-1 pared with 101 in August. The rate of increase has been main- tained, with 10 bombs Wc-dnes- day night in Belfast alone. Officials at the Heath-Faulk- ner talks included Britain's de- fence secretary, Lord Carring- ton. and his top commander, Gen. Sir Michael Carver. Both would be involved in any deci- icn to add to the 12.000 British 1 troops responsible for Northern Ireland security. BROUGHT TUZO Faulkner brought with him Gen. Sir Harry Tuzo, Northern Ireland commander. Faulkner's immediate aims, aides said, probably would in- elude quicker expansion of tl.e Ulster defence locally-recruited regiment, the home guard, EDMONTON (CP) Two members of Alberta's Indus- trial Incentives Board have been replaced by the prov- ince's new Progressive Conser- vative cabinet. Acting on a recommendation by Industry Minister Fred Peacock, the cabinet yesterday Mr. Juba. mayor since 1956, j won a landslide victory over four other contenders for the mayoralty. He will'rule over a 50-member council dominated by a civic voters group, the Independent Citizens' Election Committee, which handed the Now Demo- cratic Party a solid trouncing in Ihe NDPs first full-scale ven- ture into municipal politics in greater Winnipeg. Under a bill passed at the last session of the legislature, the ;cw council will take over from the It-year-old Metropolitian Corporation of Greater Winni- peg and 12 separate municipali- ties. The NDP, which ran 39 candi- dates on a platform drawn up last month al tho Manitoba par-1 ty's first-ever municipal policy convention, managed to elect only seven members. Premier Ed Schreyer sdmit- let members express a variety of they anti-Amcn can, anti-Russian, or anti-bomb And a Commons officia mused: "They probably couldn' and some formal role for the vigilante groups that have emerged in Protestant areas of Belfast and other cities. Any attempt to arm these vig- ilantes would be resisted by Britain and would promote still more bitterness among Ncrth- em Ireland's Roman Catholic minority. Faulkner, however, has spo- ken of the need for civilian help in combatting the IRA and pro- tecting public places such as bars and restaurants, a prime target for bomb attacks. He appeared likely to urge a volunteer force along the lines appointed Robert Chapman of Edmonton and Peter Grant of Calgary to the three-man board." They replace Rollie McFar- lane, 'deputy industry minister, and Edward Lowe. Ed Polanski of St. Albert re- mains as the third member. The board was established by the previous Social Credit government to provide loans and grants to help industry lo- cate or expand in small cen- hes. tlement acceptable to the people agree if the bombs were goin of that region. I to be set off in the House itself. Senate approves military arms bill CALGARY (CP) Construe- lon at six major sites ground o a halt today with the appear- ncc of picket lines set up by 50 striking plumbers. Among construction halted vas a million water treat- ment plant which was delayed n July for four days when tlic ntflrnatibna] Union of Opera- ing Engineers went on strike. The plumbers, who went on trike Monday in a jurisdic- tional dispute, have stopped construction of a hospital medi- :entre, shopping centre, pro- 'incial fish hatchery and a new plant being built by Alpha Milk Co. Other unions have honored heir picket lines. The dispute doesn't involve wages, only a bargaining clause with the Canadian 'lumbing and Mechanical Con- tactors Association. The plum say the association wants an agreement which could give wipe out several existing con- Tacts including some which recognize special working con- ditions, says Lyle Tackaberry, agent for Local 496 of [he Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, The plumbers don't know how long the strike will last, but were continuing talks with the association, bargaining agent for 37 contractors in the city. The union wants a clause wide jurisdiction. Such an arrangement would written into a contract saying be negotiated fur- the issue wt tlier. Derek McCorquindale, assist- ant manager of the association, says under new provincial leg- islation the association was granted a registration order to negotiate officially on behalf of the contractors in the Local 496 area. we're only asking the union to recognize what's law in the province." The association and union agreed to the wage side of the contract last July. Socred party president expresses fear of NDP CALGARY (CP) To the So- cial Credit Party, a socialist government in Alberta "would be worse than being Bill Johnson, Social Credit League president, said Wednesday. He told a news conference members are united desire to prevent party from gaining in their socialist power in the province. The demise of So- Credit Party must have better reason to exist than to prevent the NDP from increasing to strength. Mr. Johnson, an Edmonton lawyer, said he expects strong competition for executive posi- tions at the party's Nov. 18-20 convention in Calgary. "If they want to kick the whole executive out, including rial Credit in Alberta would j yours truly, that's good be- open the door to Uie New De- mocrats, he said. His remarks were citidzed by George Ho Lem, MLA for Cal- gary McCall, and by Rev. Pat O'Byrne, defeated Social Cred- it candidate in the Aug. 30 elec- tion. Both attended the news conference. Mr. Ho Lem said the party should be concerned with the Conservative government pol- icy rather than the NDP. Father O'Bryne said the Social cause at least they would be showing they are intereested enough to do something." He also said the party plans a policy seminar here Oct. 20. VISIT PLANNED PORT MORESBY, New Guinea (AP) Officials said a recruiting team would visit the Philippines, Ceylon, India and Singapore to hire 200 teachers for vacancies in Papua. ted to some disappointment at the results, saying he had been "realistically expecting" his NDP party would take about 15 scats. However, he did not feel the outcome reflected on provincial ;overnment policies. Quit gun sale CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) Cook United, Inc., which said it has made more than annually on handgun sales in its 96 discount stores nationally, announced Tuesday that it will stop selling handguns in an ef- fort to help reduce crime and violence. Roy Miner, president of the firm, said hunting weap- ons such as rifles and shotguns will continue to be sold. ELECT A REPRESENTATIVE FOR WORKING PEOPLE TO CITY COUNCIL 1. Work for the full industrial development of our City. 2. Make available to any Citizen, the in- formation they require concerning any City business. 3. To maintain City ownership of all our utilities, and oher facilities operated directly by the various City Depart- ments. 4. Work with all other Boards re Schools, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Public Li- brary, etc. for better economic planing. ALDERMANIC CANDIDATE Vote MILROY, "NAP" A. X Iniortod by thn "Nap" Mllroy, Norm Loclnir" Campaign CommittM Phono 32B-4545 or 327-6133 Police milts till chase guerrillas PRETORIA (Renter) South African police units chasing Af- -ican nationalist guerrillas in he Caprivi Strip still were in South African-administered ter- ritory and had not crossed any mrdcr, Prime Minister Vorster says. The prime minister affirmed this Wednesday night at a meet- ing of his national party and at the same time corrected a wide- spread interpretation of a state- ment he made the previous day about the movements of secu- rity forces against the guerril- las'. Reports of the prime minis- ter's first statement, taken to mean that South African police had crossed the border into Zambia, kept him busy all day Wednesday. At the United Nations in New York, Zambii called for emergency meeting of the Secu- rity Council to consider "crimi- nal acts of aggression against Zambia" launched by South Af- rican forces from South-West Africa. Vorster announced Tuesday Ihe death of a police captain and flic wounding of four police- men in the explosion of a land mine. The men were on border pulrol in the Caprivi Strip, the slender finger of land which juts out from the northern part of Soulh-Wcst Africa to form border witb Angola, Zambia, Rhodesia and Botswana, Vorsler said ho already had warned other states that South African police were prepared to cross their borders in pursuit of guerrillas. "This is therefore being done in this he said. WASHINGTON (Reutcr) The U.S. Senate passed Wednes- day a complex 521 billion mili- tary weapons procurement bill containing controversial amend- ments to restrict United States activities in Vietnam and Laos. The bill now goes to a joint Senate-House conference com- mittee which must iron out 100 differences between the ver- sions passed by each chamber. The bill, passed by a vote of 82 to 4, authorizes the adminis- tration to spend billion dur- ing the present fiscal year end- ing next June 30 on the deploy- ment of the anti-ballistic missile system and on weapons such as aircraft and tanks. During its two weeks of de- bale, the bill became a vehicle for the Senate to try to modify U.S. Indochina policies. It added an amendment by Senator Mike Mansfield (Dem.- Mont.) calling for a complete United States troop withdrawal 'rom Indochina within six months after the bill becomes aw, if all U.S. prisoners of war are released. The amendment, approved 57 to 38, faces strong opposition from members of the House of Representatives, where admin- istration supporters succeeded in removing the time deadline from an otherwise identical amendment. Another point of dispute will be a Senate amendment impos- ing congressional limitations for the first time on U.S. spending in the ground war in Laos. The amendment, passed Mon- day, provides a ceiling of million on U.S. assistance to the royal Laotian government, ex- clusive of the air war. The closest vote of the long debate was a 40-40 roll call by which the Senate defeated an amendment to block establish- ment of a U.S. production line for the Hairier "jump jet" the marime corps is buying from Britain. The Senate defeated 60 to 25 Wednesday an amendment which would have cut off U.S. funds and troop support for Ihe South Vietnamese government unless it held democratic and competitive elections by Feb. 3, 1ST72. Weather and road report 12.00 L Pre 47 44 40 34 .04 29 .01 34 35 30 47 ABOVE AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET II Lrthhridge 78 Pincher Creek Medicine Hat SC Grande Prairie K Banff.......... Calgary 7f Cranbrook......6! Victoria Fcnticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Rcgina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa...... Montreal St. John's Halifax...... Charlotletown Fredericton Chicago New York.......75 Miami..........85 Los Angeles.....101 Las Vegas.......SO .811 72 43 60 2r> 70 45 67 46 73 43 77 62 ti2 60 60 61) 57 CO 62 62 Pails London Berlin..... Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm Tokvo 72 37 41. 48 34 48 30 46 66 FORECAST Lcthbridgc region: Clonfly periods tills morning becom- ing mainly sunny by noon. HiShs near (io. Sunny Friday, l.mvs overnight near freez- ing. Highs GO to (15. Medicine Hal region Brisk northwest winds today. Mainly sunny. Higlis near 60. Sunny Friday. Lows overnight near .16; highs 60 to 65. Calgary region Mainly sunny today. Winds northwest and gusty this afternoon, Higlis 55 to 60. Clear tonight. Light winds. Lows near 30. Sun- ny Friday Highs 60 to 85. Columhia-Kootenay Today ar.d Friday: Mostly clear. Early morning fog patches Fri- day. Highs today and Friday in ndd 60s. Lows tonight in Koofc- enay area :iO, near 40 in the Columbia Don't Miss The Bargains During Our FALL HARVEST SALE One Example Is SPECIAL, JUST ARRIVED! TRUCKERS TWINE 9000' TWINE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES DEMONSTRATION BOUND Police closed one lane of the three-lane Llon'i Gate bridge to allow norlh shore students safe passage across Borrard Inlet to reach pro- test demonstration in downtown Vancouver About elementary and high school students from 22 schools gath- ered for a peaceful demonstration against the proposed U.S. Amchitka nuclear lost scheduled this fall. OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA the Lclh-idry and in good driving condl- baro and I ion. All highways In bridgo District nre POUTS OF KN'TRY (Opening nntl Closing Coillts 24 hours; Canvny 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST; Do! lloi.itn (1 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kooscvillc, B.C. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Rykcrts n a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. WIIdhor.sc, 7 n.m. to S p.m. Logan Pass open SI hours daily. ;