Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Nixon's second political blockbuster of year raises hopes big powers moving toward peace Thurtdoy, Oelobir M, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Indians build motor home SLAVE LAKE (CP) Con- struction has started on a motor hotel designed to improve the economic situa- By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent President Nixon's second diplomatic blockbuster of the planned summit in Moscow alter his China visit hopes that the super- powers, despite themselves, are being pushed by events to- ward a period of relative peace. Although there would seem to bo rocky road ahead, the Nixon announcement is bound to generate unusual excite- ment in view of vague sugges- tions that the Vietnam war might, after all, be Hearing its end and that there might, New wedge in door seen by Blakeney REGINA (CP) The federal government's withdrawal of the grains stabilization bill is an- other wedge in the door opening to western alienation, Premier Allan Blakeney said loday. The premier told a news con- ference the action is another in- dication of domination of the federal government by persons representing the interests of On- tario and Quebec. "It shows a callous insensitiv- iy to our Prairie agricultural needs. It is an arrogant act by a government which for three years at least has been placing the interests of other parts of Canada ahead of the agricul- tural interests of Western Can- ada." Mr. Blakeney said Saskatche- wan farmers are incensed by the federal action and that the province's people will not be- lieve that court action started by four Saskatchewan farmers the real reason behind the withdrawal. "We must conclude that the Trudeau government was searching for an excuse to go ba ;k on its pledged word." SEEK WRIT Vhe four farmers, with sup- port of the provincial attorney- general's department, were to appear in Federal Court here today to seek a writ against Fi nance Minister Edgar Benson forcing him to make payments under the Temporary Wheat Re- serves Act. Mr. Blakeney said Saskatche wan has argued that the pro- posed stabilization plan wouli cause irreparable and severe harm to the agricultural com mimity in the long term. He said the stabilization for raula wouldn't pay farmers ur less there was a complete col ipse of the world grain market. He said an indication of east- influence was the recent upplementary duty on imports mposed by the United Slates. The federal government im- ledialely provided ?80 million i assistance lo induslries af- ecled but it has taken "three years to decide to do nothing about the agricultural crisis." MONEY HELD BACK Agriculture M i n i s t e r Jack Messer said that only about S38 million of the money from the act will be paid armers in the near future. He said the million owing under the act will be paid to the Canadian wheat board for dis tribution. This means the othe million likely won't be paic out until next year with fma wheat payments to farmers. Mr. Messer said Saskatche- farmers will fare better than those in Manitoba and Al- berta since there are more wheat farmers in Saskatche- wan. Wheat reserves back pay- ments are made only to wheat f.-Tners while the payments under the now-dropped stabili- zation bill would have been made to all farmers on an acreage basis. 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Cer- tainly the Russian leaders hrve made it plain they will not tolerate ideological peace. But motivation comes from mother source. The sustained Chinese diplomatic drive which puts Peking within shouting distance of a UN seat may have made the Rus- sians wonder whether a Chinese-American rapproche- ment might not tend to isolate Moscow and even weaken its grip on Eastern Europe. China, Russia and the United States are like giants at a seesaw. The one who manages lo stand at the mid- dle can tip it in either direc- tion. The Russians would want at least to be in a position to tip the balance at any given time. Thus, the Russians have been exlremely aclive. Com- munisl chief Leonid Brezhnev took on the Eastern Europe chore with a sudden visit to Yugoslavia. He is due in France laler Ihis monlh. Premier Alexci Kosygin went to North Africa lo talk with the far-left Algerian re- gime and pro-Western Moroc- can leaders. He is due next week in Canada, which re- sents President Nixon's eco- nomic policy. PROMISE HANOI All) President Nikolai Podgorny has just returned to Moscow from No-th Vietnam, where he negotialed an agreement. The Hanoi announcement stressed the economic side, a broad program of Soviet aid. This suggests that Moscow has a permanent interest in remaining entrenched in Indo- china and an abiding interest, as well, in whatever settle- ment is made of the Vietnam war. This week Moscow enter- tained President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. Amid the oratory it seemed clear that Moscow did not intend to risk any big- power- confrontation in the ;J East. Podgorny prom- ised to help with Arab "de- fences" while driving toward a "political settlemem" with Israel. President Nixon last week digressed in his television talk on the economy to say that 1972 could be "a year in which historic events will take place on the international scene, events that could affect the peace of the world in the next generation, even the next century." In his announcement Tues- day the president said he doesn't believe in having meetings lo no particular pur- pose, because that would tend to create euphoria and raise hopes which subsequently would be dashed. This will lead many to be- lieve that the president had fairly substantial reason for making his "historic events" statement Film banned ROME (AP) Italian cen- sors have banned Ingmar Berg- man's film The Touch unless scenes they consider obscene art1 deleted. The Swedish direc- tor refused to make the cuts and appealed the decision, a spokesman for the distributors of the film said Tuesday. tion of native people in this part of northern Alberta. The Sawridge Motor Hotel will be built with funds pro- vided largely by the Sawridge Indian band with help from the federal and provincial govern- ments. A Human Resources Devel- opment Authority spokesman said the band members will be employed both in construction and operationof the motel, ex- pected to open next spring. The hotel should provide jobs for up to 30 persons when in operation. WwkmjcL TRUSCOTT'S FINAL YEARS IN PRISON. Steven Truscott posset) from boyhood lo manhood in jail. Psychologist ond psy- chilrists probed, gave Him trulh serumand ISO, trying lo re-enforce the murder conviction that kept him behind bars for len years until his parole. In the concluding excerpt From his book, Truscott tells what happened when the Su- preme Court heard his case and how tension finally de- stroyed his family. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Modern office no place for romance LONDON (Router) In a modern office, romance rarely blooms and the day of the bottom-pinching boss is over. These are among the find- ings of a report out Tuesday on the new type of open-plan, landscape type offices now being introduced in Britain. The report found the open- plan offices induced better communications, less paper- work, higher morale, less of a rush to go home at the end of the day. One company reported: "People arc bellcr morally and cannot take an unfair ad- vantage of one another in a landscaped office. For exam- ple a secretary can no longer twist her boss round her little finger, nor can the boss in- dulge in bottom-pinching." Funny Face TV show star seeks divorce LOS ANGELES (AP) San- dra Kay Duncan, star of the Funny Face television series, has filed a suit to end her three-year marriage to actor- singer Bruce Scott Zahariadcs. 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