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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 30; high Saturday 55-60. The Let lib ridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 203 LKTHJiUIDCiE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTi THREE SECTIONS-32 PAGES rears head in campaign By JOHN BEvST Canadian Press OTTAWA The issue of Quebec separatism in- trudes persistently into the federal election campaign. The actual question whether the province will break away from Canada is treated by party leaders as hypothetical. 'liut they aren't above using Hie possibility of 9 break as an election weapon. While apparently not a livewire issue in English Canada, where there is perhaps a tendency to be- lieve that the problem died with the resolution of tha terrorist kidnap episode of 1970, it has bulled its way into the front lines in Quelwc. In part, this is due to the anti-campaign teing run by the separatist Parli Quebecois wider Rene Levesque. The PQ contention is that voting federally is a waste of time lor Quebec because its only real future lies outside the Canadian national fabric. But the real opening shot was fired by Claude Wagner, former Liberal provincial minister, and Que- bec campaign leader for the Conservatives this time, Attacked policy About midway in the campaign for the Oct. 3 election, Jlr. Wagner went to Toronto and attacked the- federalism of Prime Minister Trcdeau. The sequel, also in Toronto, was an attack on Mr. Wagner by Marc Lalonde, former top aide to Prime Jlinisler Trudeau and himself a candidate in the elec- tion. He accused Mr. Wagner of courting the separatist vote and questioned his federalist credentials. This in turn brought an angry rebuttal from Con- servative Leader Robert Stanfield, who called Mr. La- londe a Liberal hired gun and a personal hatchetman for the prime minister. Mr. Trudeau uses the separatist issue in speeches outside Quebec, saying the Liberal party is the only one that doesn't want the separatist vote in Quebec. He also accuses Conservatives of dragging their feet on bilingualism and not wanting to make real progress. Quebecers won't wait for another 100 years on this question because they have "other he said in an obvious reference to separation. Mr. Wagner, in turn, says society was sick when separatist terrorists kidnapped and killed Pierre La- porte, Quebec labor minister, and that the sickness is apparent again now. He expresses doubt there will be a complete Canada left if llr. Trudeau is re-elected for another term. Part of tlie Liberal strategy is to try to drive a wedge between the Conservative leader and Mr. Wag- ner. Wagner offered them some scope when he said in the Gaspe peninsula Oct. 3 he would be hi solidarity vith Quebec independence if a pro-separatist govern- ment was democratically elected in Quebec. But Mr. Stanfield has said several times that Que- bec alone has not the right to decide for secession. Confederation involves a contract among many parties which can't be dissolved by one party acting alone. Asked later to explain his solidarity statement, Mr. Wagner said: If Ihe "purely hypothetical" situation of Quebec's Hiparafion were realized, "Cor my part there is no question of my going to live elsewhere." "f will remain in and I will work here." His disclaimer of any notion to live elsewhere was no doubt prompted by an earlier statement of Social Credit Leader Real Caouetle, who said he would move to another part of Canada if Quebec separated. All tigrecd POWER RATE INCREASE SOUGHT Higher utility bills in sight By RICHARD BURKE lUralil Stair Writer Utilily bills in could be higher beginning sometime this winter if the Public Utilities Board approves an application by Calgary Pow- er Ltd. for a general power rate increase. Calgary Power applied to the board today for a 15 per cent increase in Ure rates charged to its customer for electrical power. That means an average of about 51.50 per month for each farm and residential elec- tricity user. Calling for the board to ap- prove the increase, said: "Cal- gary Power, with its present rate schedule, will have inade- quate revenues commencing in the fall of 1972." He asked that the rate in- crease become effective later this winter. MM MMM GOOD Progressive Conservotive Leader Robert Stonfield and his wife, Mary, register almosl identical expessions after tasting wine during lunch at the Empire Club in Toronlo Thursday. Mr. Stanfield told club members that a Conservalive government would introduce a Canadian investment credit incentive for small business after the Oct. 30 federal election. (CP Wirepholo) Partial truce plan in sight Dismay in Ireland deaths Claims civil war near BELFAST (CPJ A warlike speecli by a top Northern Ire- land Protest commander pre- dicting more deaths by Christmas sent a wave of dis- may through British and Irish political circles today and even shocked some of his hardline supporters. William Craig, leader of the right-wing Protestant Vanguard Movement, told a meeting of right-wing Conservatives in London Thursday night that civil war was about to erupt in Ulster and forecast more parsons would be added to Northern Ireland's death toll of more than 600 in the next two months. Ballard sentenced to rears TORONTO (CP) Harold Edwin Ballard, president of Maple Leaf Gardens and a gov- ernor of the National Hockey League, was sentenced loday lo three years in Kingston penitentiary. Ballard, 69, was sentenced to three years on each of two of theft and one of 47 individual charges. The president of the Toronto Maple Leaf hockey club will serve a total of tliree years since the sentences run con- currently. In passing sentence. .Judge Ilary Dcyman said that while he was impressed with the tes- timony of seven character wit- nesses who appeared on Bal- lard's behalf today, he also had to take into consideration the Crown's submission that Bal- lard had violated a position of trusl. Ballard wept openly during the testimony cf Harry Foster, an Ont., advertising executive who said that he had known the guilty man for more than 40 years and admired him for his charily, courage and compassion. When sentence was passed, Baliard was escorted from the courtroom immediately, par ing only to shake hands svuli liis two sons. ''We are going to war in Ul- Craig said. He and liis supporters are prepared to '.'fight lo the death" to preserve Northern Ireland's British heri- tage. Craig, a 48-year-old former home affairs minister in the now-suspended provincial gov- ernment, told the British Con- servative party Monday Club: "Our decisions will not be by ballots but by bullets. "I can tell you without boast- ing that I can mobilize tomor- row me.j wli will uot sea any compromise in Ulster. "We are set on a course of civil war so horrible that you and 1 can hardly understand it." Bitter reaction to Craig's speech caine from his former cabinet colleague, Roy Brad- ford, who also is a prominent member cf Vanguard. He said Craig's speech was "unfortunate" and did not rep- resent Vanguard's Craig's own real opinion. Brad- ford described the speech as "the language of lunacy." Bradford earlier this week played a major part in ending Protestant violence by helping to arrange talks between the British army and the para- military Ulster Defence Associ- ation. SAIGON CAP) Henry Kis- singer and President Nguyen Van Thieu conferred for nearly four hours today amid reports that a partial ceasefire being discussed. It was the tliird meeting in two days between President Nixon's chief foreign policy ad- viser and the leader of the South Vietnamese government. There was no immediate word on Kissinger's next move, but some sources indicated he to will'1 gesture that could further agreements. "It is impossible to have any ceasefire (hat could be en- forced, even by international was said one South Vietnam- ese official. "It might mean an end to bombing and mining of the North and perhaps an exchange of prisoners, but it would be impossible to guarantee any kind of a ceasefire in the South where the fighting is going on." The chief stumbling block to would remain in Saigon at least a ceasefire agreement has been through Saturday and most Thieu's rejection of the Com- munist condition that he resign and give way to a three-faction coalition government including the Communists. There has been widespread speculation that Kissinger is trying to persusrte Thieu to step down. The South Vietnam- likely would see Thieu again. Kissinger was accompanied to the meeting foday by U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, Deputy Ambassador Charles Whitehouse and Gen. Creighton Jvbrams, the U.S. Army chief ol staff. South Vietnamese soirees who reported, that a ceasefire proposal was figuring in the talks said it probably called for only a partial truce as a "good regime. ese information in communique Thursday said the president had renewed his vow "never to accept" a coalition An increase would affect about one million industrial, wholesale, commercial, residen- tial and rural consumers. Before the board can decide on whether to grant the appli- cation, a series of public hear- ings must IM held which could stretch out over a year. Mr. William's call for an im- mediate means the board will have to decide tie- fore the hearings whether an in- terim increase would be justi- fied. FIRST IN 51 YEARS The increase, if approved Ihe board, would be the first fa the 61-year history of the com- pany and follows rate decreases in 1963 and 19C5. Mr. Williams said accelerated inflation reflected in increased operating costs and higher in- terest rates are "to the point where economies in plant op- eration can no longer offset in- flationary pressures." Hie high costs of environmen- tal protection devices, required on all hydro-electric plants by the energy resources conserva- tion board, further justifies the rate increase, Mr. Williams said at a news conference in Calgary. Lethbridge utility director Ol- iver Erdos said it could bo more or less rfhan a 13 per cent increase. "It could mean as much as per year the city would have to pay for pow- er from Calgary Power." The city also produces its own power, however. Only two-fifths of the total demand tliU winter will be provided by Calgary Power, Mr. Erdos said. "The city would probably have to adjust its rates accord- ing to the Calgary Power in- he said. European summit talks dogged by differences The leaders of all four major parlies, Including Mr. St airfield, have made clear they would not recognize llic election of a separatist party In Quebec by itself as sufficient mandate for secession. All have spoken vaguely about the possibility of a referendum to ascertain the people's views more clear- ly. But. there is no consensus on vrhcthcr such a vote should take place only in Quebec or throughout Canada. Mr. Caouclle, lur instance, holds it is a matter for Queheccrs only lo decide, while the clear import of Mr. SUmficki's statements is that any referendum should be a Canada-wide affair. Mr. Trurlcau came close to taking the same po- sition when lie said on a Montreal-open-line radio pro- gram lhat his parliamentary secretary, Barnett Danson uf Toronto, had "expressed liis own opinion" when he .staled earlier Hint any eventual referendum should he limited to Qneberers. He pointedly declined, .it a Quebec City news, con- to give an assurance that his government would never force lo prevent secession. Bi'l he say lie would never accept Quebec in- dcpendcncp, U it over came about, he would go back, to his unlive province and lend a return-lo-the-f old fed- eralist movement. On an open-line program, ?tlr. Tnicleau argued that Iriiif; as citizens continue lo vole in federal elections no uno can pretend they want lo leave Can- ada. Why phonic! a provincial election that brought a separatist party to povier prevail over a federal vote 11 rat empowered a federal party? Unlike Air. Tmdeau, New Democrat Leader David ]-ev.'is explicitly rejected the use of force to keep Can- ada the. dwision to separate were made; in r-n jipprojirinle manner by a majority of Qucbcccr.s. JIc woulrl tint accept the eiectjon provincially of the separatist Parti Quebccois as a final decision by Quo- hirers to recede. Mr. Lewis has his own Quebec problem. This sum- mer he was forced to repudiate a program drawn up Viy the provincial wing of Ihe NDP on grounds it laid too much stress on the possibility of separation. Tlie dri.ft wis.s revised, nnd on Sept. ift in Mon- treal Mr. Lewis trihl a news conference his differences vilh llic: QurVxx: organization hnd Ixwn regulated. Amnesty declared by East Germany BONN (tteuter) East Ger- many will release al! West Ger- mans jailed for political of- fences and has granted special exit permits lo 25 engaged women so they can marry in Germany, it was an- nounced today. Seen and heard About town rrORY organizer Fred W o a t lirnip getting a laugh out ot Ihe name of a Conservative candidate in the Montreal rtrting of Maison- Tieuve-Rosemonl, Paul-Andre Trudcnn Trier Nrnfrld suffering his wife frlrndfl put (ast week's pro- con' money into .1 ViolicUy fund. Bonn Slate Secretary Egon Bahr, who is negotiating a pact to normalize relations between the two German states, macie the announcemcnt at a news conference, He said all West Germans imprisoned in East Germany for "political or other offences excluding crime" will re- leased under an amnesty next month. The amnesty also covers an unknown number of East Ger- man similarly con- victed. But it was not specified whether they would sub- sequently receive permission to move to Ihe West. The two concessions comply with demands made by Chan- cellor Willy Brandt. He has said nil along he wotid not con- clude a treaty acknowledging Kasl Germany as a legal and sovereign slate until it pro- s "i-elax.ition on the hu- man Assistant city manager quits post The assistant to the city man- ager, Wayne Quinn, lias resign- ed effective Nov. 16 for per- sonal reasons. Mr. Quinn, the city's internal auditor, has been involved with the city's land sales and pur- chases since he started work in August, 1071. City Manager Tom Nutting said he is "very disappointed" to see Mr. Quinn leave. He will be replaced "as soon as pos- PARIS (CP) A broad eco- nomic consensus appears lo be emerging from the European Common Market summit talks, although they are still dogged by iSarp political differences on which the nine Market lead- ers will atempt to seek some form of compromise today. Aides reported that British Prime Minister Edward Heath was particularly pleased with the opening day's achievements Thursday as the summit com- pleted its economic discussion and generally accepted Heath's view lhat there must be re- distribution of Market wealth to help depressed regions, In- cluding those in Britain. The summit leaders, who hope lo complete their deliber- ations tonight, made one clear decision Thursday. They agreed lo establish a billion Eu- ropean Monetary Co-operallon Fund by April 1. It would provide short-term loans to pro- mote currency exchange stabil- ity. This decision presupposes that Brilain will repeg her pound by that time. The pound Holed up Japanese soldier slain in peacetime battle has been on a free float since last June. STEP TOWARDS UNITY The formal creation of the fund is held to be a step toward economic and monetary unity, with the hope lhat it will culmi- nate about J980 in a single Eu- ropean currency. The fund is likely to be the beginning of a European cen- tral bank, part of French Presi- dent Pompidou's dream ol making Europe more independ- ent of United States Influence and policies. But the various speeches sug- gest that Heath and Dutch Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel will seek to temper the French goal. Suspect held for robberies CALGARY (CP) Police said tcxUiy a Calgary man ivas being held'by Montreal police and another sought in the samt area in connection with two Link robberies here Mon- day. Within a 20-mijiutc span at noon, roblKries look place at n Bank of Montreal branch in the southwest section and a Royal Bank branch in the northwest area. From AP-REUTKU MANILA (CP) One Japa- nese soldier holed up on a Phil- ippine island since the Second World War was killed and an- other was wounded in a gun battle with government troops, authorities reported today. The clash took place Thurs- day morning in a forest on Lu- bang Island, 75 miles southwest of Manila, and the wounded man escaped with his com- rade's rifle, a spokesman said. He added lhat the slain Japa- nese carried 45 rounds of .25- calibre Japanese ammunition dating from the war, a sewing kit. a piece of paper with Japa- nese writing and a picture. Tlic Japanese embassy said he also had some Japanese coins. Japanese soldiers have been sighted wandering about the forests of l.ubang Island since I960, but this was the first time they were involved in a gun liattle with Philippine troops, tli2 spokesman said. Japanese Ambassador Toshio Urahe asked that a rescue team lx? sent from Japan to try to persuade the wounded sol- dier and any others in the area to give up. Philippine troops were ordered to stop searching for the men on Urabe's request. CIA once stole Soviet Sputnik WASHINGTON fAVM Tho U.S. Central Intelligence Agen- cy oncn managed to steal tho Soviet Sputnik for three hours, but much of ils high-level snooping has been IninglecV says a former CIA agent. Patrick McGarvcy offered that glimpse hehinil Iho bnr- liers secrecy in his new book, CIA-The Myth imd The Madness. He criticizes the gov- rmnienrs ryiinary intelligence- gathering arm as an "insuffer- able bureaucratic morass with little or no direction, sorely needing c'astic spent three years with the CIA and performed other intelligence work w i t h tho army's National Security Agency and Defence hit ell Agency from lo mo. The v.-rilcr refuted (his ac- count of Ihe theft of the sat- cllile while on a world tour in 1958: "The Sputnik display was sto- len for three; hours by a CIA team which completely dismant- led- it, look samples of its struc- lure, photographed it, reassem- bled if- and returned it to its original place undetected." The CIA, he said, refused to allow him to name the coun- try where the incident occur- red. The manuscript was sub- mitted to the agency for pro- publication review in compli- ance with the secrecy agree- ment ho signed when he was hired, McGiHToy said. The agency cut oul about 100 lines ol fopy, he added. Alberta lias big deficit EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government had a S138.3- niillion budget shortage in Ihe 1971-72 fiscal year, the highest deficit in the province's 67-year history, provincial auditor C. K. Huckvale announced today. Record spending on public welfare and education, pro cluced Ihe hefty deficit, which was million less lhan had been expected but well above Hie previous largest deficit of J100.3 million in Mr. HuckvEile's public nr- counts for the year endod March SI, 1972 show income ac- count revenues ard expendi- tures readied recced levels arid produced the second lowest in- come account surplus in the last 20 years. The- 1971-72 budget was pre- pared by n Social Credit gov- ernment, which was knocked out of office by the Conservatives ia August, 1971, ;