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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low ionight 25; high Wed. 45-50. The Lethbtidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 261) .M.UKKTA. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE "SECTIONS 40 PAGuS Kissinger going to South Vietnam voles NDP By VICTOR SIACK1E Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Eric Kierans, former federal minister of communications who quit Prime Minister Pierre Tru- (ieau's cabinet last year lias disclosed he will vote for the New Democratic Parly in his constituency in the election Oct. 30. lie resides in Mount Royal riding, the constituency represented in Parliament by Mr. Trudeau. However Mr. Kierans remains a Liberal, he as- sured the prime minister, in a letter sent to him on Ocl. 13. The letter was made public Monday. It is written on House of Commons stationery. At the outset of the letter Kierans pointed out thai when he quit the cabinet he had expressed his con- cern over the economic policies o! the government and his determination to challenge them in public debate. At the lime, he conceded, "It seemed like tilling al windmills." However President Nixon's dramatic reversal ol American policy on Aug. 15, 1971 made people all over the world more sensitive to economic issues and an- xious about their own policies. Nowhere was Ihe ques- tioning and critical analysis of lung-established policies more prolonged than in Cunada. "Vet there have been very few answers." said Kieran in bis letter. "We continue to build our policies on the twin pillars of resource exploitation and sub- sidizing capital expenditures. As you know, I have.been completely opposed to both elements." In liis four page letler ihe former Liberal minister summed up his reasons for opposing such policies. He said: "I remain a Literal. Like o'.liers and how many Pauline Jewells can we alford lo hope that you will command a full scale Liberal party conference on Canada's economic future." Kierans noted Ihal Trudeau is Ihe member lor Mounl Royal the riding in which Kierans resides. He said lhat posed a ir.lemma. If he voted for Ihe prime minister it would mean he accepted and ap- proved courses of action which he firmly believed will worsen "our present problems." Nor could he vote for the Conservative party which "fully accepts these eco- nomic directions for Canada." Consequently he said he intends to vote for Ihe NUP which has made these issues, which he believes to IKJ fundamental to Ihe future of Canada, the focus o[ their electoral campaign. Scratch one vote for the PM in the town of Mount Royal. The big question is many more former Lib- eral supporters will be casting their ballots for NDP candidates in the election. WASHINGTON (API Pres- ident Nixon's lop national se- curity adviser, Henry Kissin- ger, is winding up a day's meeting with North Vietnam negotiator Xuan Thuy in Paris today and will fly from there to Saigon to consult South Viet- namese President Thieu. The White House said Kissin- ger was going to Soulh Vietnam on Presidenl Nixon's direction for what were termed "regular consultations." Kissinger went on his 20th trip to Paris for today's talks and no details were given of the negotiations. Kissinger will leave this eve- ning, Paris time, with his en- tire party and is due to arrive in Saigon late Wednesday eve- ning. Saigon time, press secre- tary Ronald L. Ziegler said. Also in on the consultations with Thieu. Ziegler said, will he U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Martial in Bunker, Gen. Frederick yand, who heads U.S. forces in Vietnam, and also the newly- named army chief of staff Gen. Creifihton Abrams. SEOUL (Renter) President Chung-hee Park proclaimed martial law throughout South Korea tonight ami partially sus- pended the constitution. A statement from the presi- dential office also said the Na- tional Assembly would he dis- solved and the activities of all political parties .suspended. The measures took effect from 7 p.m.