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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 MR. TRUDEAU MR. DIEFENBAKER nettles U.S. "that's my boy" Trudeau, Dief have plenty in common By DAVE McINTOSH OTTAWA (CP) There are striking parallels in the political and especially the governmental careers of Prime Minister Trudeau and his Progressive Con- servative predecessor, John Diefenbaker. At no time has the similarity been more pro- nounced than now. In September, 1960, when Mr. Diefenbaker was prime minister, five per cent of the Canadian labor force was unemployed. In September, 1971, the percentage was exactly the the highest for a September since 1960. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September this year was 7.1 per cent, the highest since the 7.5 per cent of September, 1960. In 1960, Mr. Diefenbaker ran into serious econo- mic troubles three years after his stunning election win in 1957 which, to turn, was only a year after his assumption of the party leadership. Three years after his big election victory in 1968, Mr. Trudeau is in serious economic difficulties. He has been plagued not only by the problem of unem- ployment but by its twin monster, inflation. Both Mr. Diefenbaker and Mr. Trudeau have had their trade and defence differences with the United the point that reports ostensibly damaging to both men have been leaked from Washington. Proposal irked U.S. Mr. Diefenbaker nettled the U.S. in the first place by suggesting a 15-pcr-cent diversion of Canadian trade from the U.S. to Britain. Later, Mr. Diefeubaker refused to join tire U.S. in a complete trade embargo against Cuba. Mr. Trudeau has annoyed the U.S. far, at to accept American demands for changes in hrt> trade agreements between the two countries. These agreements concern production of cars and of defence equipment. The defence arguments between Ottawa and Wash- ington were more critical in Mr. Diefenbaker's days than now. But Mr. Trudeau has scrapped the U.S. nuclear warheads for the Bomarc anti-bomber missiles which Mr. Diefenbaker did not want and which Liberal Prime Minister Lester Pearson accepted. Mr. Trudeau, like Mr. Diefenbaker. completely dominates his cabinet. But Mr. Trudeau's ministers, like Mr. Diefen- baker's, now are beginning to make some tiny critical remarks about the Mr. Trudeau, like the Conservative prime minis- ter, has stemmed some criticism from within his party's ranks by making some of the critics parlia- mentary secretaries. Both men have hammered away at the theme of One Canada- Mr. Diefenbaker has found Mr. Trudeau's policies so excellent in this field that he has described the present prime minister as "that's my boy." Both men came to power on a wave of public acclaim, though Mr. Diefenbaker had plodded his way up the political ladder and Mr. Trudeau reached the fop rung in nearly one bound. At this point in the careers of both men, critical books about them were published. Both men are unconventional, not to say flamboy- ant. Mr. Diefenbaker's vision of northern development ran into serious economic difficulties which, in the end, he was unable to surmount. He had to spend more and more public money just to fight recession. Mr. Trudeau's vision of a just economic society also has encountered similar and perhaps even more complex troubles. Part of the answer to whether Mr. Trudeau can surmount them may have been contained in Commons announcements Thursday night on the economy. Poorest of the poor UNITED NATIONS (AP) Who arc UK poorest of the poor? A group of UN experts says they are 16 African countries, eight countries in Asia and Oceania and one from Latin The poorest countries were identified to help the United Nations plan development, strategy. The African nations listed are Botswana, Burundi, Oiad, Pnliomey, Ethiopia, Guinea, Lesotho, Malawi, Mnli, Nijwr, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, and Upper Volla. Those listed from Asia and Oceania are Aighanis- thon, Bhutan, Laos, Maldives, Nepal, Sikkim, western Samoa and Yemen. Three criteria were used for selecting the poorest. They wore: pcr-capila gross domestic product of or less at ninrkot prices. Manufacturing's share in the country's gross domestic product is 10 per cent or less. Less than 20 per cent of the population alwve the .ige of IS is literate, FORECAST HIGH SUNDAY 45 The Lethbtidge Herald "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern Price 15 Cents VOL. LXIV No. 259 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1971 SIX SECTIONS 102 PAGES Montreal police leaves cut off MONTREAL (CP) All po- lice leaves of absence and days off were cancelled today as pre- parations were made for a dem- onstration in favor of a French- only Quebec. Originally, the march was called for this afternoon, to mark the first anniversary of the proclamation of the stringent War Measures Act to response to two political kidnappings, but 25 groups now have formed the Common Front for the Defence of the French Language. Reggie Chartrand. former boxer and leader of Ihe militant Chevaliers de 1'Independance, predicted Friday that high school and college students would skip classes in support of the protest. But few classes seemed to heed the call in Montreal Friday. About high school stu- dents walked out. At Louis He- bert high school, a few hundred of the students marched out of classes but returned when police told them they could not march without a parade permit. Students at St- Laurent junior college held study sessions on French-language legislation. Front organizers visited schools and colleges during the day to whip up support for the march, which organizer Alain Eeiner said was expected to at- tract at least supporters. DEFINES SUCCESS "If we get it's a suc- said Mr. Beiner, 25, of the Young Socialists League. The front has a police permit for today's march to start at east-central Lafontaine Park, gathering spot for many pre- vious Montreal demonstrations. It was planned to move past the security-bound headquarters of the provincial police in the east end, where many persons arrest ed in police sweeps a year ago were held. It was to end with speeches in front of the Hydro- Quebec building where Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa has his Montreal office. Speakers include Mr. Beiner and Mr. Chartrand; Raymond Lemieux, leader of a movement for French-only schools in sub- urban St. Leonard several years ago; Dr. Serge Mongeau, leader of the Movement for the De- fence of Political Prisoners, and Michel Chartrand, outspoken leader of the Montreal central council of the Confederation of National Trade Unions. The front is specifically pro- testing the Quebec govern- ment's Bill 28, which would reorganize Montreal Island Protestant and Roman Catholic school boards into a much smaller number of non-denomin- ational boards. The Parti Quebecois has dis- sociated itself from the march because it supports the bill, which has also raised protests from English-language groups which claim it will destroy "English culture" in Quebec. Thieu. with another exchange offer. Agnew for Kyi' Pincher youth killed A single vehicle accident here Saturday morning claimed the life of David Bashan, 17, of Pincher Creek. Allan Schalin. 21, of Fort Macleod is listed as in serious condition in a Lethbridge hos- pital. Dale Houston, 21. of Fort Macleod is in satisfactory con- dition to hospital. Driver of the car, Gary Con- way of Fort Macleod, was taken to hospital but released. The accident occurred on Highway 3, near the 5th Ave. N. approach. The car, reported travelling west, went out o! control and hit a power pole. The death is the fourth traffic fatality to Lethbridge this year. Striking firemen still defy order MONTREAL (CP) Montre- alers passed their second night Friday without a major fire as 140-storey building planned TORONTO (CP) Plans for a 140-storey office tower plan- ned for the site of the College Street store of T. Eaton Co. Ltd. in downtown Toronto, will be revealed Wednesday. The million tower, which will rise 1.650 feet in a triangle of concrete, steel and glass, was designed by the Toronto structural engineering firm ot John Maryon and Partners Ltd. and will be more lhan twice the height of Commerce Court, the Commonwealth's tallest build- ing. the city's firemen apparently continued to defy a court injunction issued Thurs- day ordering them back to work. A meeting between represent- atives of the Montreal Firefight- ers Association and representa- tives of Hie Montreal Urban Community was scheduled for today. Quebec Labor Minister Jean Coumoyer earlier had agreed to participate on tlir condition that the firemen would return to work. However, the men still had not returned to work today and Mr. Cournoyer was not expected to attend the meeting. The city offered the men a 7.1 per cent annual salary increase, which would bring (lie salary a first-class fireman to up from Toronto f i r e- fighters, with whom Ihe Mont- real firemen want parity, earn annually- Troops stay in Ulster to avert civil war BRIGHTON, England TAP) Prime Minister Edward Heath vowed today to keep British troops in Northern Ireland to defeat terrorist gunmen there and avert the threat of civil war. "If the gunmen believe that they can bully this government or Uiis people into abandoning the effort, which we have under- taken, then that is the greatest miscalculation of Heath told applauding delegates at the concluding session of his Conservative p a r t y 's annual convention. "If our troops were with- drawn and our efforts relaxed ivt would be condemning the whole of Ireland to civil war and slaughter on a scale far be- yond anything we have seen in recent years." he added. SPECULATE ON CAMPAIGN London informants said the British and Ulster governments may be preparing for a mas- sive, last-ditch campaign to wipe out the IRA. Government sources in Ulster and Britain contend that both governments have virtually given up any hopes of sustain- ing a long-term campaign to eli- minate violence in Northern Ire- land. Prime Minister Brian Faulk- ner confirmed this belief to a degree Friday when he com- mented: "The governments of North- ern Ireland and the U.K. are not prepared to wait for a long time in this security struggle. We must take every step without waiting for a long haul." The Ulster government also mounted Friday a new publicity campaign to convince residents that terrorists will be defeated, enabling Northern Ireland to progress towards prosperity after two years of continuing violence between the Protestant majority and Roman Catholic minorily. BLOW UP CROSSINGS The British troops in Ulster, now numbering more than 500, have begun systematically blowing up border crossings with the Irish Republic from where they suspect the IRA has been smuggling arms into Northern Ireland. But Thursday, an open battle waged for nearly two hours be- tween troops blowing up a crossing and members of the IRA. Adding to Ulster problems now are reliable reports that economic collapse is imminent. SHOT IN THE HEAD Today, a British soldier and a local police inspector were shot in the head and seriously wounded and a small boy was injured by a bomb blast. Detective Insp. Leo McBrien was sitting to his car waiting for a traffic light to change when a man ran out and fired three shots point-black. McBrien managed to stagger to a nearby hospital, where a bullet was extracted from his head. Seen and heard About town JJECENT HONG KONG ar- rival Rosalina Chu grin- ning and giggling at her first sight of snow Lois Hann managing to make coffee for husband Herman but the call of sleep prevailing over a trip to Fort Maclecd at the early hour Pat Shimliaslii pro- viding some early morning sunshine for a reporter with a cheerful U.S. curbs textile trade OVER THE SHOULDER Major Robert Chapman, left, of the Salvation Army takej movies'over the shoulder of bondsman Alfred os the Army entertains in rotunda of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Controversial labor bill may get major surgery By TI1K ASSOCIATED PRESS Government and industry sources predicted today that un- employment ajid plant trill increase siih.slan1.iaUy in South Korea, and Hong Kong because of the now textile trade control agreement with tho United Stales. But manufacturers in the eco- nomically hard-pressed south- ern United States textile belt greeted President Nixon's an- nounced curb on non-cotton fab- ric imports with a mixture of caution, relief and occasional complaints that the move camo too late. Whilo House announced Friday agreements curbing non-cotton textile imports from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. JYcsidrntlal economic adviser Peter Peterson said imports of man-madn fibres increased by an estimated 40 per cent last year and are expected to go up over 70 per cent this year. The new agreements limit an- nual increases to five per cent for Japan and TA per cent for Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Peterson estimated lhat 000 jobs would have been lost by the end of next year if no res- traints were applied, Some 2.3 million persons are employed in the textile industry in some 32.000 plants in the U.S. The White House also an- nounced Friday that the United Stales is lifting the. 10-pcr-cenl surcharge imposed on non-cot- ton textile imports from all countries including the Euro- pean economic community. In Hong Kong, there were es- timates the agreement will cost tho British colony about mil- lion in the next year. Hong Kong's financial secre- tary. Philip Haddon-Cave, said he did not consider (he terms of the agreement fair and reason- able. OTTAWA (CP) reform of federal industrial re- lations law may fall victim to economic pressures, a deter- mined campaign by business and the legislative backlog in Parliament. If major surgery is done on Bill C-253, it will be because it is becoming a test of business confidence to the government. One indication of the pres- sures at work was the state- ment by Prime Minister Tru- deau in an interview Friday that "some changes may be made" in the bill before it re- turns for debate to the next ses- sion of the Commons. The bill has been the target for a quiet but thorough-going campaign by business evsr since it was introduced to June by Labor Minister Bryce Mack- asey. Business executives were alarmed mainly by a provision which would give unions a limit- ed right to strike to disputes over the introduction of techno- logical change. WANT CLAUSE DROPPED In briefs to Mr. Mackasey and in meetings with several of his cabinet colleagues, they have argued that the provision should be dropped and that other clauses which they feel are pro- union should be modified. A number of executives have also stated publicly that any re- form of the federal industrial relations code should seek to limit union power rather than increase opportunities for strike action. Coupled with the Intensive lobbying by business has been a lack of urgency to the approach of organized labor to the legisla- tion. Bernard Wilson, deputy minis- ter of labor, said in an inter- view that the department has received a pile of letters and briefs from business concerning C-253 but almost none from unions, including the Canadian Labor Congress. Mr. Wilson said the depart- ment is under growing pressure to revise the bill and leave out the technological change provi- sions. "It was predictable, even be- fore the bill was introduced, lhat management was not going to like any extension of collec- tive be said. SAYS IT STAYS Labor Minister Bryce Macka- sey stated Uiis summer that tho contentious clause was going to slay in Ihe bill. He has argued that the provision would enhance industrial harmony in that it would enable workers to feel they have a voice in deci- sions affecting their jobs. The business community, however, appears adamant in its view that the reform would lead to more strikes and bar- gaining power for unions and could discourage foreign invest- ment at tune bf high unem- ployment French language session hailed QUEBEC (CP) Cultural and technical talks among some 22 French-speaking countries ended on an optimistic note Fri- day when Pierre Billecocq of France expressed optimism at progress made "for the defence and expansion of the French language." Mr. Billecocq. who lieaded the French delegation, held under the auspices of the Agency of Cultural and Technical Co-oper- ation for French-speaking coun- tries, said tte conference "en- gaged in good combat" and "conducted itself well" on be- half of the French language. He also expressed his delight that the conference was held to Canada, and, more particularly, this provincial capital, which was "one of the high spots of the busy and sometimes pas- sionate activities of our lan- guage." The organization, which held its first meetings to Niamey, Niger, last year, next will meet in Liege, Belgium, to 1973. In Friday's closing session, member nations announced they will concentrate their efforts on education and culture during the next two years. DEAL WITH'EDUCATION About half the budgets and programs, worked out by com- mittees working behind closed doors this week, concern educa- tion projects. A delegation from the United States representing Louisiana sought the "aid and encourage- ment" of the agency7 to ensure the survival and expansion of French to that state, part of the territory ceded to the U.S. by France to 1803 and which be- came a state in 1812. The Louisiana request was read into the record only after the member countries agreed unanimously to the exceptional procedure. Sources indicated that the agency's program committee approved a contribution to finance a conference of the French-speaking Americans in Louisiana next April. Agnew treated like a king on controversial visit Vessel ablaze in Atlantic LONDON (Renter) Tho Norwegian freighter Anntina was ablaze in MIC At- lantic today as the British liner Franoonia stood by waiting for her crew to abandon slip. From AP-REUTER ATHENS (CP) Vice-Presi- dent Spiro T. Agnew arrived here today from Persepolis, Iran, for a week-long visit to the land of his forefathers and offi- cial talks with the military-sup- ported Greek government." The visit has resulted in ad- verse criticism by members of the U.S. Senate and Greek ex- iles abroad who claim that Ag- new's call here is being inter- preted as U.S. support for the policies of the authoritarian Athens government. Agnew was given a welcome worthy of a king, with the entire Greek government, led by Pre- mier George Papadopoulos, on hand si the airporl. Earlier today, groups opposed to the Greek government ex- pressed Uieir displeasure at Ag ncw's visit with bomb attacks two U.S. Air Force-owned ve- hicles. No one was injured. Heavy security measures wore in effect for the visit. Thousands of police and plain- clothesmon were in guard at the- airport and along the crowd- ed route which Agncw's motor- cade took info the- city. It was Agnew's first visit to the land where his father, Theofrastos Anagnostopolos was born. Fears of a cool reception by Athenians failed to materialize. Thousands applauded the vice- president as his motorcade passed by. SPIRO AGNEW fcan unfounded ;