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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY FfOMCAST HIGH FRIDAY 40-45 The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXII1 No. 251 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Nixon Peace Manning Goes To Senate Bid Termed Propaganda By DAVID LAULICHT PARIS (Reuters) North Vietnam and the Viet Cong today described as propaganda the, latest Uni. ted States peace plan for Indochina and said the basic issues of the war should be settled before a cease- fire. North Vietnam called it "an electoral gift cer- tificate" while the Viet Cong assailed it as a means of "legalizing American aggression in Indochina." The Associated Press said the Communists object- ed-the Nixon plan. But Reuters said the Communists rejected the Nixon plan. But Reuters said tnere was no outright rejection in their strong criticism of the plan. The five-point plan was announced Wednesday night by President Nixon and read to the Vietnam peace talks session today by U.S.' Ambassador Da- vid K. E. Bruce. When the ambassador's turn came to speak, he read out most of Nixon's speech and said the pro- posals "represent a profound effort to achieve peace in Indochina." The proposals were for a standstill ceasefire throughout Indochina, a broad Indochina peace confer- ence, negotiations for an agreed timetable for com- plete troop withdrawals, a political settlement and im- mediate release of prisoners. The call for a settlement was worded in general terms. Says Nixon Lied Chief Hanoi delegate Xuan Thuy commented: "President Nixon has not only avoided the fundamental points but has distorted the truth by repeating his customary slanderous allegations about a pretend- ed North Vietnamese aggression against South Viet- nam, Laos and Cambodia." Viet Cong delegate Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh.said the Nixon plan was designed to mislead public opin- ion and asked: "How can there be a ceasefire when agreement on the fundamental questions do not yet exist." Nixon found virtually unanimous support among Republicans and Democrats in Congress for the plan, with1 hawks and doves describing it as "bold forthright.. fair'.. comprehensive." The South Vietnamese government's endorsement of the plan came in a statement read over Saigon radio. The leaders of two U.S. allies with troops fighting in Vietnam welcomed Nixon's latest plan. Prime Minister John Gorton of Australia said a permanent peace can be fully achieved only at the conference table. Prime Minister Sir Keith Holyoake of New Zea: land said he hopes the United Nations could be as- sociated in some way with any arrangements for in- ternational supervision of a peace settlement. In Washington, one of the leading opponents of Nixon's war policy Senator Frank Church (Dem. said: "I applaud the president's message and warmly endorse his plea for the immediate release of all prisoners-of-war." Church said Mxon's proposals "constitute the most promising formula yet for achieving a negotiated set- tlement of the war in Indochina. I hope that Hanoi will not reject them out of hand." Hard To Refuse "The immediate stopping of all warfare and kill- ing and the exchange of prisoners-of -war are humane and difficult to be refused before the world." Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, another persistent critic of Nixon's war policy, said of the president's proposal: "I will do my very best to support it." Senator Edmund S. Muskie, the Maine Democrat who is a potential Nixon opponent in.the 1972 presi- dential race, was somewhat more restrained in his comments, but said the proposals were "serious and Americans will recognize that." Avercll Harriman, chief negotiator at the Paris peace talks during the Johnson administration said Nixon offered a new 'approach "and I hope it'll get a new response." Former vice-president Hubert H. Humphrey, now seeking a Senate seat from Minnesota, called the cease- fire proposal "sound, welcome and heartening It must now be our purpose to relentlessly pursue the achievement of these proposals through every dip- lomatic channel throughout the world." OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau filled eight of the 18 vacant seats in the 102-seat Senate Wednesday and in the process established a precedent by appointing members of the so-calM splinter parties, in- cluding former Alberta premier Ernest Maiming. This appointment, atoog with that of Eugene Forsey and Mme. Therese Casgrain, marks the first time that members of the Social Credit and New Dem- ocratic parties have been ap- pointed to the seats in the upper house, the other five appointees: Gildas L. Molgat, 43, former Liberal leader in Manitoba; Wil- liam C. McNamara, 66, who re- tired earlier this week as chief commissioner of the Canadian wheat'board; Paul C. Lafond, 51, of Hull, Que., former execu- tive secretary of the Liberal Federation of Canada; Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Haddon Heath, 46, of N-tnaimo, B.C., past presi- dent of the B.C. Women's Lib- eral Association, and Edward M. Lawson, 41, a prominent Vancouver labor leader. Each of the new members can decide whether to sit in the Se- nate as a member of a particu- lar party or as an independent. PREMIER 25 YEARS Mr. Manning, 62, was a Social Credit member of the Alberta legislature from 1935 until he retired as premier in 1968 after 25 years in office. Mr., Forsey, 66, associated with the Canadian Congress of Labor and the Canadian Labor from 1942 until last year, twice ran for the CCF, in a 1948 byelection and the 1949 general election. Mme. Casgrain was leader of party in Quebec from 1951 until 1957. But she will have a short term in the Senate, since she will be 75 next Jury 10 and will be forced to resign. While Mr. a native of Grand Bank, Nfld., is known as one of Canada's foremost consti- tutional experts, Mme. Casgrain has achieved national promin- ence in the field of women's rights, welfare and adult educa- tion. She was president of the Quebec League for Women's Rights from 1029 until 1942 dur- ing which time women of the province won the right to vote in provincial elections and be- came eligible for admittance to the Quebec bar. She unsuccess- fully contested several elections on behalf of the CCF and New Democratic parties. Her husband, the late Pierre Francois Casgrain, was Speaker of the Commons from 1936 until 1940. ERNEST MANNING Kidnap Death Broadcast False Alarm MONTREAL (CP) The CBC French-language radio net- work said Thursday it had made a mistake in broadcasting a report that kidnapped British diplomat James Richard Cross had been "liquidated." A CBC spokesman explained that an anonymous caller to the CBC switchboard about p.m. said: "This is the FLQ. Unless the government meets our de- mands, we are going to execute Mr. Cross." The spokesman said the tele- phone operator got told the French-language radio newsroom a caller had said he was executed and the report was broadcast. He said the CBC was with- drawing the report, acknowledg- ing its mistake and "the situa- tion remained exactly the same as it was." The original report was not broadcast by the English-lan- guage CBC radio network. In Ottawa, an external affairs department spokesman withheld comment on the report. OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment is prepared to appoint an official as high as a cabinet minister to negotiate with the would be contact man for the government in any talks with the kidnappers. Trudeau Govt. Offers Package Of Promises Urban, Housing Agency Planned 'It's the FLQ, Sir! _ They've struck kidnappers of James Cross, a government spokesman said today. However, there was still no word from the abductors that they are willing to talk with the authorities, the spokesman said. The minister presumably would have to be French-speak- ing. There are many cabinet min- isters in the cabinet who speak French including, of course, Prime Minister Trudeau. There is no suggestion, how- ever, that tie prime minister DIPLOMAT'S NOTE A handwritten note received Wednesday by a French-, language radio Montreal station was "quite definitely" written by James Cross, the kidnapped British trade commissioner, a friend of his said. The note was dated Tuesday. By Dave Mclntosh OTTAWA (CP) The Trudeau government today promised more protection for the consumer, more.tat- tention to urban problems, more social and income security legislation, more anti-pollution measures and more white papers. The package of promises, intersper- sed with such phrases as 'we stand on the threshold of was contained in the speech from the throne read by Governor-General Michener at the open- ing of the third session of Canada's 28th Parlia- ment. PLANS FARM PROGRAM The speech, a general -outline of government policy, said there will be sweeping changes in un- employment insurance and a re- vised legal framework for la- bor-management relations. A new set of labor standards for industries under federal ju- risdiction would be introduced. The government vowed to re- introduce legislation that died in the session that ended Wednes- day to establish national mar- keting boards for farm prod- ucts. It would also "continue to in- troduce programs designed to improve the market potential for agricultural produce" and to assist in the adjustment to changes in the farm industry. The speech maintained that the vitality of the economy and government policies are slowly but effectively countering infla- tion and unemployment. But unemployment was still "distressingly" high. Canadians should exercise re- straint in costs and strive to improve productivity. The government was weighing the increasing concern of Cana- dians about the extent of foreign ownership in the economy. Leg- islation dealing with one aspect uranium be introduced. Legislation to help put the Alberta Enters Chicken-Egg War EDMONTON (CP) Alberta entered the chicken and-egg 'war Wednesday by allowing poultry marketing boards to lim- it the selling of poultry products from outside the province. Agriculture Minister H. A. Ruste said the Alberta Broiler XUAN THUY PRESIDENT NIXON Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN SURPRISED Don McDon- aid taking ribbing from friends for failing to recog- nize one of the hunting li- cence customers he served was Bing Crosby hotel manager Don Gordon sayinj the new red 'carpet in the lobby wasn't put down espe- cially for Mr. Crosby's visit "but it worked out that way" Sam Luric telling Peter Hale at a chamber of com- merce meeting, since the heating ystem was not work- ing, the least Mr. Hale might do would bo "bring on the hot Producers Marketing Board, the Alberta Turkey Producers Mar- keting Boards and the Alberta Egg and Fowl Marketing_ Board can implement restrictions if they feel there is a danger that poultry products from other areas are seriously undermining the markets for Alberta prod- ucts. "We believe in free interpro- vihcial trade, but we can't sac- rifice Alberta producers for someone dumping products Mr. Ruste said. ONLY TEjrPORARY Alberta now is the seventh province to enable its own mar- Former Ontario Minister Dies TORONTO (CP) Kelso Roberts, former Ontario cabi- net minister and attorney-gen- eral, died in Toronto General Hospital early today from can- cer. He was 72. A native of Belleville, Ont., Mr. Roberts served 21 years ns a Conservative member in the legislature, 11. as a cabinet min- ister. ken'ng boards to rule on im- ports. Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Sas- katchewan and Manitoba made the move earlier. Mr. Ruste said the move is only temporary. "If our boards do enact these G-aiibrook Logger Killed Frank Paradis, 22, of Cran- brook, B.C., was killed Wednes- day as the result of a logging accident 20 miles south of the Westcastle ranger sation. The accident happened about 5 p.m. and Mr. Paradis died t'hree hours later in the Crows- nest Hospital. Coroner S. S. Radford of Blairmore hasn't decided whether an inquest will be held. Further details wore not available, restrictions, they will be with- drawn as soon as poultry pro- duction is brought more into line with market potential or until a federal government mar- keting scheme is implemented." The minister said Alberta is not completely satisfied with Bill C-197, which is designed by the federal government to solve the current poultry marketing problems. "We have given our approval on principle since in our opin- ion there is no better alterna- tive at this tune. Unfortunately it does not appear as if national marketing legislation will be im- plemented for some time." ROBERT ANDRAS Urban Post textile industry on a competitive footing would also be brought in. The government undertook id appoint a minister of state for urban affairs and housing and to create a new department oJ environmental protection. A minister of state would be responsible for policy and plan- ning and would not be saddled with the day-to-day operations of a department. Most likely first appointee1 is Robert Andras, minister without portfolio responsible for hous- ing. He is expected to speak in the Commons next Week on de- tails of government plans to meet urban problems. The throne speech said the consumer "requires protection in ,a number of respects." Measures would be introduced to protect Canadians more ade- quately from the results of com- bines, mergers and unfair trade practices, to regulate the labell- ing and packaging of consumer goods and to protect further credit users. These measures are under- stood to include changes in the interest, small loans, bank ruptcy and combines investiga- tion acts. The government again prom- ised tax reform legislation, likely to be presented to Parlia- ment next March or April. The wealth of Canada must be for all Canadians, the speech said, "and not just for those fortunate enough to be shielded by the protective apparatus of giant corporations, alert profes- sional organizations or powerful labor unions." White papers on income secu- rity, defence, communications, citizenship and immigration will appear. The speech said income secu- rity legislation will be intro- duced but was vague about its nature. The reason is understood to be that the cabinet has not made up its mind on this prob- lem, apart from a decision not to introduce a cradle-to-grave guaranteed annual income. The speech said the govern- ment will present bills to com- bat ocean and air pollution. The former is designed to prevent oil spills along the sea coasts. Line Up For Jobs LOS ANGELES (AP) Four meter reading jobs drew more than 700 applicants to the Southern California Gai Co. The line stretched blocks. "I think it's unbelieva- ble that unemployment can be as bad as it must be in this said Robert Burras, a spokesman. UNITED APPEAL Countdown To Go Objective ailillillllllilB ;