Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, October 10, 1973 News in brief Judge Mclnerney suspended GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) Provincial Court Judge M. F. Mclnerney has been suspended from conducting court pending the outcome of an investigation by the Alberta Court Administrative Committee. Attorney-general Merv Leitch. who announced the suspension, said the investiga- tion stems from complaints to the province referred to the committee, created by provin- cial legislation, Mr. Leitch has refused details of the com- plaints. Mr. Leitch said the com- mittee will make recommen- dations to the government regarding Judge Mclnerney, appointed seven years ago. Judge C. B. Macdonnell of Calgary, a relief judge, has been assigned to conduct court in the Grande Prairie district. Bruce Patterson was ap- pointed second provincial judge in Grande Prairie last week. Mr Leitch said that ap- pointment had been under consideration for some time. Stanfield explains situation HALIFAX (CP) A Pro- g-essive Conservative govern- ment in a minority position would probably act much the s'lme as the Trudeau govern- ment, Robert Stanfield said Tuesday. "But it wouldn't be a good thing for the the Progressive Conservative leader told students during a question-and-answer session at Dalhousie University. Since losing its Commons majority in the election last fall, i 3 said, the Liberal gov- ernment has been motivated solely by its instinct for sur- vival. While the Progresive Con- servatives would probably be- have in the same way. he added, it is improper to put political considerations ahead of the national interest. He said his party believes voters should be allowed to judge the government on its performance. "There are worse things than having an election." Newsprint strike talks resumed MONTREAL (CP) negotiations between the Canadian International Paper Co. Ltd (CIP) and the union representing striking workers at five Eastern Cana- dian mills resumed Tuesday in the presence of provincial c onciliator Maurice Vassart. Neither CIP nor the United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) would com- ment on the talks. Pope appeals for war end VATICAN CITY (Reuter) Paul appealed today for r.n end to the "nightmare" war in the Middle East. In his regular Wednesday address to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, he said he was speaking "with a troubled "We cannot free our mind from the nightmare of the news of the war taking place in the Middle East." Pope Paul said the resump- tion of hostilities represented Cuba leads UN UNITED NATIONS (AP) Cuba led a walkout of about 20 delegations in the UN General Assembly as an official of the Chilean military government rose Tuesday to accuse Cubans of subversion. Vice-Admiral Ismael Huer- ta, foreign minister, told a scattered audience that Cuba slipped in almost agents the disappointment of a great hope that war would be avoided. "We still want to hope that there exist other from violence, destruction and ensuring that justice receives its rights, and that peace is made effective." The Pope called on the faithful to "join us in implor- ing the merciful God so that the deadly operations of war may be speedily suspended." walkout and arms enough for nearly men to help the late Marxist president Salvador Allende ''impose a totalitarian system" on Chile. The Soviet Union, others in the Soviet bloc, Albania. Yugoslavia anci some African and Asian countries walked out with Cuba. This is the look you will see in (me furs at CANADIAN FURRIERS Whether your choice be Canada Majestic Mink. Sheared Beaver. 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The date the picture was ly Akhbar, was described as showing Egyptian in- made was not gjven jn tne caption. fantrymen on military vehicle crossing the Suez Talks with Soviets unsuccessful JAPANESE LOSE BID FOR ISLANDS MOSCOW (Reuter) Japa- nese Premier Kakuei Tanaka made a "passionate" but un- successful appeal to the Soviet Union Tuesday for the return of four disputed islands, Japanese sources said. The sources said Tanaka made the appeal during a three-hour meeting with Soviet leaders in the Kremlin Earlier, the Soviet Union had hinted that negotiations toward a Soviet-Japanese peace treaty had run into serious difficulties. Reporting on Monday's Kremlin talks, Tass news agency said, "The Soviet Union will continue to pursue its policy of good neighborly relations and peaceful co- operation with Japan, even in the absence of a peace treaty The Japanese are insisting that the peace'freaty be linked with the return of four islands off northern Japan, annexed by the Soviet Union after the Second World War. Both Tanaka and Soviet Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev called Monday for the conclusion of a peace treaty, formally ending Se- cond World War hostilities, as a sounder basis for the development of relations between the countries. Both statesmen, however, avoided reference to the territorial dispute, and Brezhnev admitted there were differences of opinion between the two countries on various issues. At a lunch given for his So- viet hosts Tuesday by Tanaka, Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin made a speech without any reference to the peace treaty issue, although he said that during the Soviet- New hydro headquarters deal rapped by committee TORONTO (CP) Ontario Hydro commissioners receiv- ed a rap across the knuckles from a legislative select com- mittee Tuesday for their handling of a deal for a new headquarters. But the committee also ab- solved Premier William Davis of any personal influence in the awarding 'of the contract to Gerhard Moog. his friend for 15 years. The 11-member, all-party committee gave its findings to the legislature in a 12-page re- port culled from 50 days of testimony over four months. The inquiry was instituted by Mr. Davis following opposi- tion allegations of possible political patronage and a report in The Globe and Mail that an unsuccessful bidder for the contract had been warned to keep quiet about the deal. Critics attack Separatist party budget MONTREAL (CP) The long-awaited Parti Quebecois budget for the first year of an independent Quebec was re- leased Tuesday and imme- diately ran into a predictable barrage of criticism from other parties. The budget, released in Que- bec City by Jacques Parizeau. pai iy ecuPioniist diid can- didate in Montreal Cremazie in the Oct. 29 Quebec election, predicts a million sur- plus for the province's plan for independence. All services provided now by the federal government would be maintained except for the armed forces which would be fixed at men and an annual cost of million. The proposed budget would yield the surplus on total ex- penditures of billion and revenues of billion. Premier Robert Bourassa, who has been calling on the Parti Quebecois for two months to release the document, was quick to note whs! he called contradictions in the budget. These involved both a pro- posed monetary union with the rest of Canada and the prediction of a budgetary sur- plus despite increased expen- ditures and decreased taxes. Gabriel Loubier, Union Na- tionale leader, said in Montreal the proposed budget is ridiculous and does not show how a separatist govern- ment would raise funds. Oil talks end abruptly VIENNA (Reuter) Talks between Persian Gulf oil-pro- ducing countries and Western marketing firms ended abruptly here Tuesday night without a new meeting being planned. However, conference sources insisted that negotiations, aimed at revis- ing the 1971 Tehran agree- ment on basic prices for crude oil, had not broken down. A spokesman for the Western companies said later that he expected further con- tacts between the two sides today, after which a further meeting might be arranged. One delegate, who asked not to be named, said the talks had not met with any obstacle and that progress had been made. The sources explained why no meeting had been fixed for today, saying the company delegates needed time to study proposals which the producer members of the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting presented in detail. The negotiations are taking place amid the Middle East conflict and speculation that Arab countries may use oil as a weapon. In Kuwait, the government said it will seek an immediate meeting of Arab oil ministers, many of whom are in Vienna, "to discuss the role of petroleum in the light of re- cent developments." The contract was awarded to Mr. Moog's Canada Square Corp. Ltd. over three other bids in July, 1972. The con- tract was not put to public tender. Hydro instead invited each of the four firms to sub- mit proposals. Testimony showed Canada Square had access, denied to the other firms, to earlier plans for a new headquarters. CONTROL INADEQUATE The report said Hydro com- missioners "erred collective- ly in not ensuring that a proper competition occurred" and that they failed to super- vise the negotiations "in a more exacting way." It found nothing wrong with the developer-proposal method itself, "if there are sound financial or other but said guidelines should be established. These would require the developer to make complete disclosure as a condition of dealing with a public body. Under the contract, Hydro will rent the headquarters from Canada Square for 30 yea.rs following scheduled completion of the building in 1975, then assume ownership on nominal payment of The committee said Mr. Moog was allowed to insert elements into costs which Hydro had never con- templated and the public utili- ty lost out on benefits contain- ed in an earlier verbal agreement. UN to get coup details SANTIAGO (Reuter) Chile's new foreign minister flies to New York today to ex- plain to the world the reasons for the military coup which toppled the late President Salvador Allende. The minister, Admiral Ismael Huerta. is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly, scene Wednesday of bitter clashes over the fate of Luis Corvalan. Chile's Communist parly leader Corvalan, 57, is being in- vestigated by a military tri- bunal on charges including high treason, subversion and illegal possession of arms. The charges carry a max- imum penally of death by fir- ing squad. Japanese talks "problems had been touched on which the viewpoints of the two sides did not coincide." New career CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Senator Sam Ervin, who has become something of a tele- vision celebrity as the chair- man of the Senate Watergate hearings, has launched a recording career. Columbia Records likes his rustic drawl so much that it is helping him make his show business debut just in time for Christmas. Al Hamm, the record com- pany's New York producer, thinks the record ought to sell at least copies the first week it is released, sometime between Nov. 1 and Christ- mas. Tentative titles for the record are Conscience of America or Senator Sam at Home. In the recording, Ervin talks about family recollec- tions, moonshiners, court cases, young folks, the United States, the Bible and poetry. The one thing Ervin doesn't chat about is politics. VANCOUVER (CP) The proposed British Columbia Labor Act was dubbed "progressive if not perfect" Tuesday by the president of Canada's largest national un- ion. Stanley Little, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees said in a statement from Ottawa that a careful, week-long analysis by CUPE's legislative depart- ment leads him to conclude that the act is potentially the best in Canada. "I understand why a few as- pects of the proposed act irri- tate some B.C. trade un- said Mr. Little. "But looking at the act in to- tal, and in comparison with the other provincial acts and the federal labor code, I have no hesitation in saying that the act is certainly progressive, if not perfect." He said affiliated locals of CUPE in B.C. have the con- stitutional right within CUPE to oppose the act, but urged that they support it. Blakeney regrets party split REGINA (CP) Premier Allan Blakeney said Tuesday he regrets the decision of the Waffle movement to withdraw from the New Democratic Party. However the NDP premier said in a news release that people desiring social change will continue to look to the NDP. "I believe the vast majority of people who supported the NDP between and during elec- tion campaigns will continue to support the party." Mr. Blakeney said that dur- ing the last few months the NDP has been developing new methods of seeking progressive policies from the public as well as party members. Liberal leader Dave Steuart said it was too early to tell what effect the withdrawal of the Waffle group would have on government policy or elec- tion results. "But it certainly does not mean that the socialists have left the party, and Mr. Blakeney himself is one ex- ample. "Some of the socialists have left but only those who were in such a hurry they wanted everything done he said The Saskatchewan Waffle movement decided in a three- day convention ending Mon- day that membership in the New Democratic Partly was not compatible with the goals for socialism and Canadian in- dependence. "I concede that some pro- vions, such as those giving op- ting out of union membership rights to religious objecters and minor restrictions on cer- tain types of picketing, are said Mr. Little. "But these are minor con- siderations and they could be easily corrected before the bill becomes an act." As progressive features of the act, Mr. Little noted these provisions: burden of proof in un- fair labor practices will be on the employer; courts will not longer be allowed to interfere in labor management matters, particularly with the issuing of injunctions prohibiting picketing; employees will have the opportunity for full collective bargaining, in- cluding taking economic ac- tion; out of work by employers will be greatly curtailed, seeking union representation will be able to get a representation vote with 35 per cent signed up by a un- ion and that management in- terference during certifica- tion periods will be reduced. Report on claim denied YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) The crown prosecutor of the Northwest Territories denied Tuesday a statement by a justice department of- ficial in Ottawa that the federal government has been formally served with a judg- ment from the Northwest Territories Supreme Court which says Territorial Indians appear to have a claim to some square miles of the Mackenzie district. Orval Troy, the crown prosecutor, said his office has not received the judgment. C. R. Munro. the justice depart- ment lawyer in charge of the case, also said he has not received the report. A justice department spokesman, who was not iden- tified, said in Ottawa Friday that serving the judgment means Ottawa has roughly 30 days to decide whether to appeal the decision of Mr. Justice William Morrow of the Territorial Court. Gerry Sutton, a lawyer for the Indian Brotherhood of the Northwest Territories, said his clients do not plan to serve the formal judgment and im- pose the 30-day deadline until it can be determined if a negotiated land claims settle- ment is possible. Voluntary conservation urged Fuel ration warning made WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration urged voluntary nationwide fuel con- servation Tuesday, and warn- ed that failure might lead to rationing. White House energy adviser John Love tried ail summer to have the petroleum industry distribute scarce fuels accord- ing to government guidelines on a voluntary basis, but was forced to adopt mandatory wholesale allocation. Asked Tuesday why the administration believes that voluntary fuel conservation would work any better. Love said, "It is very important that we give it as hard a try as possible on a voluntary basis, because the alternative is so difficult to contemplate." The alternative, he added, might be "if the government got to the point where it would tell each of you, through some sort of bureaucracy, how much energy you can use." Love said it is possible to achieve a five-per-cent nation- wide fuel saving within one administration's he declined to esti- mate how long the White House would stick to volun- tary conservation before turn- ing to alternatives. Love announced a govern- ment "public education" campaign, using the cartoon character Snoopy as its flat- on-hisback-on-the-doghouse symbol of saving energy. FORESEES DAMPENING "I see a period of three to five years in which the in- crease in demand is going to have to be dampened." Love told a House small business subcommittee. He said that "demand will be made to fit supply in one way or and added, "We are going to have some government intrusion." His warnings took an added weight by the renewed Arab- Israeli warfare in the Middle East, with its implied reminder that the United States depends heavily on in- creasingly uncertain supplies of Mideast oil. Asked what would happen if Arab states reduce oil deliv- eries to Europe this winter, thereby reducing the avail- ability of U.S. home heating oil refined in Europe, Love said the administration has contingency plans. He refused to spell them out, but the administration's only known contingency plan leads, as a last resort, to direct rationing of energy to the consumer. WARDEN ADMITS CLUB' ATTACK ON PRISONER CALGARY (CP) An assistant deputy warden at the Calgary Correctional In- stitute said Tuesday he struck a prisoner with a billy club after a disturbance last July 17 because "in that kind of situation you have to act first and fast." As John Schlegel was testifying before a commis- sion of inquiry appointed by Attorney-General Merv Leitch, Jail Warden James F. Jackson reported new trouble at his prison: two guards were beaten by prisoners last Sun- day. Warden Jackson said guards Don Mcintosh and Don Unger were beaten by two or three prisoners after a church ser- vice in the jail Sunday. He said Mcintosh was sent to hospital with cuts and bruises in the face, and Unger suf- fered bruises in the face. RCMP said an investigation into Sunday's incident was un- derway. Schlegel said on the night of July 17 he was in charge and made the decision that four prisoners in the west wing had to be removed in order to stop the disturbance. He said he hit Robert Sims, "one of the several times with a billy club. "There was tension all around. In that kind of situa- tion you have to act first and fast." Schlegel said he was told that there were knives in the west wing and he thought Sims "might have a knife." He said he hit Sims to have him "move on." The inquiry heard testimony from six other guards Tuesday. They said no pris6ners were beaten that night. The four prisoners, who testified last week, said they were beaten that night.