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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 65-70 The LctMmdge Herald VOL. LX1V No. 255 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1971 PRICE MOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES Caouette marshals Socred forces THE FIRE'S STRL THERE-Real Caouette gives a clenched-fist exclamaiion during his viclory speech after a first-ballot victory in the Social Credit leadership vole al Hull, Que. Mr. Caouette polled 510 of the 692 votes cast._______ Munro denies sted money wa on the lazy HAMILTON iCP) Welfare Minister John Munro lias voiced the latest in his recent series of rebuttals to those who attack welfare as wasteful spending on the lazy. "Most of the people receiving welfare in our society ere not the unemployed he told a con- ference of young Catholics. "They are mothers with children and no husbands; they are the blind and disabled; they are the mental- ly retarded; they are the totally untrained and un- skilled." Others cannot find jobs "because at the moment we face circumstances in which employment is not overabundant." Feiv bums benefit "There are precious few bums on welfare, and some of lhase who are were made so too early in life, for whatever reason, to suddenly be transformed into useful citizens useful to society, but more im- portant, useful to themselves." In the past several weeks, Mr. Munro has made several similar attacks on sweeping condemnations of tiie welfare system as a dole that encourages sloth. He said the government is seeking ways lo beat the "tragic, crushing reality" of poverty, into which tha young arc being trapped "at an alarming rate." "Many cannot get jobs because there are no jobs lo get. Many cannot find work because they are un- qualified. Others will not find jobs because self-pro- claimed prophets of alternative culture or whatever preach that the system should be exploited for all it's worth." A guaranteed income scheme posed loo many ques- tions to risk implementation right Mr. Munro said. Inhibit incentive? Would a guaranteed income plan inhibit incentive lo work? Would it do a better job of getting money to those who need it most? And would it break the poverty cycle or merely "raise the ceiling below which we de- fine the boundaries of economic While gelling the answers, the government was overhauling the present welfare syslem, including the proposed family income security law that would cut the rich off family allowance and increase benefits to tile poor. In the long run, the guarantee of useful employ- ment, not just money, may be UK answer lo poverty problems, he said. If so, "we must say that the society has the re- sponsibility lo reward everybody according lo liis ability with the opportunity to use it. "We musl rationalize more than just welfare sys- tem, we must rationalize our human resources as a whole." Four sisters marry in one ceremony SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) Four sisters took four husbands in one ceremony at St. Anne's Rom- an Catholic Church here. In little more ttiati an hour. Judith Hund was mar- ried to Gerald Howard, '27; Janice Hund to Lieut. Kenneth Smith, 21. a United Slates Air Force pilot; Joanie Hund lo Darryl Scllas, 25, and Jeannettc Hund to Larry Jay Hyder, 20. When Judith. 24, became engaged 'on St. Valentine's Day, she jokingly said she'd wait for her sisters before setting the dale. Wilhin weeks, Janice, 23; Joanie, 21, and Jeannelte, wore loo. "II was kind of a joke at first, but it so happened that all the girls were going steady nt the Mrs. Justice P. Hund explained before the wedding. "The girls thought it would be easier on their dad's pocket- book this way." Mr. Hund. a grocer, said he hasn't figured out the cikst of Ihe weddings yet, but that he knows he's saving money. HULL, Que. (CP) Social Credit leader Real Caouelle Monday buckled down to the nuts and bolls of organizing lor the next federal election after breezing to victory at the party leadership convention here Sun- day. He told a news conference for- mer Liberal transport minister Paul Hellyer, leader of Action Canada, has been asked to join the S'ocial Credit party. Mr. Hellyer said in an interview latel he is not interested. The 54-year-old Rouyn, Que., automobile dealer trounced three leadership opponents OD the first ballot The leadership contest re- ceived four hours national tele- vision coverage which Mr. Caouette said was "worth a mil- lion bucks" in publicity. He received 510 votes lo 101 for his nearest challenger, Phil Cossette, 42, of Cap-de-la-Made- leine, Que. DRAW FEW VOTES James McGilltvray, Colllngwood, Ont, a party v president, drew 69 votes w i party research director I1 r nand Bourret, 51, oi Montr-" got only nine. In a rousing victory spec Mr. Caouette told conver delegates and a national tek sion audience: "Trust me. I am your serv. for the realization ol Sot Seen and heard STAFFORD SMYTHE Smythe in poor s TORONTO (CP) Stafford, gmythe, president of Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd. and Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, is in "critical" condition today following an emergency operation Monday night, Dr. R. I. Mitchell, Mr. Smythe's physician, said today. Dr. Mitchell said in an inter- view Mr. Smylhe suffered a massive hemorrhage lasl eve- ning on veins in Ihe esophagus, Ihe lube that leads from the throat to Ihe stomach. "Although it appears to be under control at tlie moment, we are seriously concerned whether bis lungs and kidneys will have necessary reserves to Dr. Mitchell said. Dr. Mitchell said Ihe opera- tion lasted "several hours." Mr. Smythe, 51, was ad- mitted to Welleslcy Hospital last Wednesday with a bleeding ulcer, Dr. Mitchell said, and "was coming along fairly favorably." The hemorrhage "happened quite suddenly" while Mr. Smythe was slill in hospital, Dr. Mitchell added. Mr. Sniythe and Harold Ral- lard. 65, vice president of the Gardens, were committed for trial Sept. 27 on theft and fraud charges. Aluuiloha seal up for grabs WINNIPEG (CP) Premier Ed Schreyer today announced a byelcction will be held Tues- day, Nov. 16, to fill the vacant Minnedosa in the Mani- toba legislature. The premier made the an- nouncement at a news confer- ence. A mid-November date had been expected since Con- servative Walter Weir resigned lasl week as MLA for the west- ern Manitoba constituency. tii edit in our country." Mr. Caouette Iflld reporters A onday he is willing to sign up anyone as a new member as long as he accepts Social Credit !H licics. J'.UtTY 'REGIONAL' Mr. Hellyer said it is obvious Social Credit party is a regional party. "This came through loud and clear from the convenlion." More than 650 of the 979 con- vention delegates were from Quebec. The parly's only MPs of from Quebec. Social Credit organizers say they are pleased with the con- vention which they hope will make the party a national force so, in. The western section of About town OLDS College Student a yesteryear Shirley San- derson claiming the old red barn is the only building still standing from her days at the school Visitor Brian McDiarmid, when closing Amly Russell's ranch gate, being watched from th< bushes by an inquisitivr brown bear. Cardston man killed ill Montana CHEAT FALLS, Mont. Leslie Taylor, 64, of C ston, Alia., was killed Monday when the car he driving collided head-on another automobile just west of Great Falls on Interstate 15. Montana highway patrol au- thorities said Taylor was appar- ently in the wrong lane of traf- fic when the accident occurred. Injured and in a Great Falls hospital in satisfactory condi- tion were Robert Atchinson, 22, and his wife Darla, 21. The Atchinsons had just moved to the small community of Vaughn during the weekend. Taylor was alone in the car. French wartime Heroine dies LYONS, France (Renter) Marguerite Lozier, heroine of the French resistance during the Second World War, has died here at the age of 74. Miss Loz- ier's Lyon apartment was a re- fuge for underground fighters from London who parachuted into France. She was arrested in July, 1943, and hung by her hands for several hours by Ge- stapo agents but revealed noth- ing. Deported lo a concentration camp, Miss Lozier escaped and joined tlie Yugoslav partisans. Wedding tragedy WARSAW (Renter) Nine- teen members of a wedding party were drowned when their boat overturned and sank- in Uie River Vistula 40 miles south of W a r s a w. the Polish news agency PAP reports. the parly died out in the 19GU federal election. But there arc signs the party will have trouble in tho western provinces. Francis Porter of Drumheller, Alia., provincial Social Credit vice-president, said (he Alberta Social Credit League has refused support for a national party, although he expected this would change at the next pro- vincial convention. SHOWS DIFFERENCE But the lack of support re- veals the differences among western Social Creditors over tactics. Former Alberta municipal af- fairs minister Alf Hooke told the convenlion social conservatism was one ot the main reasons for (he collapse of Social Credil in Ihe last provincial election. He called for a return lo original Social Credit principles. Later in an interview he said former premier Harry Strom appeared to go along with pro- pDsals by long-time premier Er- nest Manning for a coalition of conservatives including Social Credilers. Many S'ocial Credil supporters had withdrawn supporl from Ihe party because it was moving away from original principles. This division would have lo be overcome for Social Credit to mak" any headway in Ihe West. PAUL Asked To Join icials deny twisting Canada's Nixon ivill go lo Moscow to talk better relations WASHINGTON CAP) Presi- dent Nixon announced today he will take part in a summit meeting in Moscow in the latter part of May after his China trip because there is a climate now for making some progress on mutual problems. The announcement was made jointly here and in Moscow, Nixon said. Nixon said the aim was for "better relations" between the United States and the Soviet Union. Any speculation this visit and the one to China were planned to affect each other any way "would be entirely maccnr- he said. The summit meeting was set for May, Nixon said at a White House news conference, because it was agreed with Soviet lead- ers that there was a basis for an agenda in which there was a possibility "of making signifi- cant progress" by a meeting and by discussions "at the high- est level." Nixon said he expecls to meet with Communist party Chair- man Leonid Brezhnev and also with other Soviet leaders, in- cluding Premier Alexei Kosygin PRESIDENT NIXON and President Nikolai Pod- go.-ny. Kale Secretary William P. Rogers and national security af- fairs adviser Henry A. Kissin- ger will accompany him on (he trip. The president emphasized that he would take along only a "small working group" and that it would in no way be a cere- monial visit. students out of school EDMONTON (CP) More ihan students remained of school again today in eight districts west and north of here as a strike of 850 teachers altered its fifth day. _______ Tile teachers walked out Fri- day to support demand for a 1971 contract in which they want a clause saying they will be consulted on any board pol- icy changes which effect work- ing conditions. Negotiators for the Alberta Teachers' Association and tlie eight school boards met Mon- day, but because of a news blackout there was no indication cf how tho talks progressed. The teachers say that educa- tion is too important to be left entirely in the hands of school boards and emphasize the need tor teacher involvement in deci- sion making. The boards claim the clause could lead to a take- over of education by the teach- ers. More liian so per cent of tho province's teachers now have new contracts which includa consultation clauses. WAGES ALSO AN ISSUE The affected areas are Jas- per, Grande Cache, Parkland, Drayton Valley, Lac Ste. Anne, Thibault, Westlock and Barr- h.-ad. Meanwhile, a contract dispute in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat areas is threatening lo leave. sludenls without instruc- tors. Tlie teachers have rejected a 16.8-per-cenl wage increase over 211 months. Orbital bomb deployed? COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Renter) U.S. air defence commanders believe the Soviet Union has operationally de- ployed ils orbit-bomb missiles the deadliest weapons in the Russian armory. 'he weapon is known in the West as fractional orbital bombardment system, A mainly offensive system, it would launch a nuclear-armed missile, inlo orbil, then bring it down on ils target before it had completed a revolution of (ho earth. Tlie Russians are known to have made at least one lest launching of FOBS each year since a defence depart- ment spokesman said. But Ihe Pentagon never has said the So- viet Union had Hie weapon de- ployed in ils silos ready for at- tack. "We feel fhcy have deployed il an cxeeulive officer of (he USAF Aerospace Defence Command at the air force base here told Reuler. "In whnt numbers Is another topic, '.re feel they have deployed it operationally." The officer, Maj. Charles Rhoadcs, executive officer in the plans directorate, said FOBS "noses a threat to this nation of a weapon which can approach us from virtually any ciircrtion and without detec- tion." Maj. Rhoades was speaking during a briefing session of a iour of lite headquarters of the tirth Air Defence Command inside C h c y c n n e Mountain, near Colorado yprings. Recover body of race writer PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (CP) One of two bodies recovered Monday from Lake Erie lias been identified as dial of well- known auto-racing writer lion- aid While, police said today. The second woman- has not yet been identified. A small aircraft, carrying White, his wife Eve, Douglas Matheson and pilot Jerry Luson was reported raising near this community eight miles south of Welland Aug. 22. The plane was on a flight from Mansfield, Ohio. Slriko cads NORTH BAY, Out. (CP) Em p 1 o y e c s of Ihe Ontario Northland Transportation Com- mission voted loday to relurn lo work, ending a strike thai had disrupted transporta- tion and communications in northeastern Ontario. Surtax lifting demands leaked WASHINGTON (CP) A treasury department spokesman denied today that the department had pre- pared a purported memo listing a series of tough demands that Canada must meet before the U.S. will lift the 10-per-cent additional levy on dutiable im- ports. NO 3IEMO SEEN He also agreed with a state department spokesman who said earlier that "the United States has not proposed to the Canadian government any set of conditions" for the lifting of the import surtax annomiccd Aug. 15. They were commenting OT; -a weekend Clu'cago Tribune story reporting the existence of a de- tailed, point-by-point list of U.S. demands. But the story did not say from what level of govern- ment the memorandum came or whether tliese were just rec- ommendations or final de- mands. Both the state and treasury spokesmen said that although there were a number of staff reports and working papers on the subject of U.S. Canada trade relations, they had not seen a memo along the lines described. 7n Ottawa meanwhile mystery and government silence loday surrounded the Chicago Trib- une's publication of a U.S. docu- ment. The concessions reported by Ihe newspaper range from ex- pansion of the Canada-U.S. auto pact and easing duty restric- tions on Canadians shopping in the U.S. lo lowering taxes on in- come of foreign-controlled Ca- nadian companies and purchase of a new U.S. anti-submarine aircraft. Government officials refused comment or even acknowledge- ment of the list of demands. "I haven't seen any list and there- fore I can't comment on was all Finance Minister Edgar Benson would say. As well, there was no official confirma- tion from Washington that it in- deed was an official U.S. paper. Marcel Lambert monton Opposilion finan- cial critic in the Commons, said that if the demands were au- thenlic and Canada acceded lo all of them "it would knock the hell out of us." The concessions, said lo origi- nate from a confidential Nixon administration memorandum ti- tled Grievances against Canada, Major Items, were revealed in a Washington report which ap- peared in the Monday editious of the Chicago Tribune. MEMO LEAKED Louis Dombroski, the reporter who wrote the story, said in an interview Monday night that the memorandum was "leaked" by a "very high source" in tho U.S. government and the condi- tions it mentions are "one slop from policy." W'hy the memorandum was "leaked" remained a mystery. Pombrowski said Washington did it because of Revenue Min- ister llrrb Gray's asserliou last wool; ( Ottawa would not ac- cept changes in tho auto pact in return for removal of the sur- charge. The (ionunenl places first priority on the aulo pact, the Chicago Tribune says. The newspaper quotes it as saying Hie U.S. believes used cars and all-terrain vehicles should be al- lowed into Canada duty free. In addition, it says snowmobiles should be removed from the agreement. These actions would result in an improvement of the U.S. bal- ance of trade of from mil- lion to million annually, tha memorandum says. Another high priority item for the Americans is an increase in the number of duty-free items Canadian citizens will be al- lowed to bring into tlie country after visils to the U.S., the do- cument is quoted as saying, and adds: "The Canadian balance-of- payments position enables Can- ada lo liberalize the allowance and 'he U.S. gain could reach i-u'Ilion." OTHER DEMANDS As well as concessions on the auto pact and duties, the memo- randum is quoted as asking Canada lo: reduce its tar- iffs on manufactured goods be- cause "Canada's tariffs on man- ufacturers and semi-manufac- turers are among the highest of the developed countries." pressures against foreign companies in Canada to expand domestic production, serve export markets and re- duce imports. The memo is quoted as saying the Canadian government should allow mar- ket forces to operate on invest- ment decisions and trading pat- terns. ils proposed tax re- form plan which calls for for- eign-controlled Canadian com- panies to pay "substantially higher tax rates" on the first of income than Canadi- an-owned firms. its defence pur- chases from the U.S. and allow the U.S. (o remove preferential treatment of Canada under tlie defence production-sharing agreements. On defence procurement, the Clu'cago Tribune says tlie mem- orandum asks Canada lo end its "buy Canadian" preference in purchasing defence equipment and stop "the game of seeing how much 'sourcing' Uicy can 'Cncss going to ;