Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY NEAR 55 The Uthbtfdge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 264 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 42 PAGES Tories mean stability in Ontario interpretative By CRAIG ASPINALL TORONTO (CP) To Ontario voters, the Progres- sive Conservative party and particularly its leaders have represented 28 years of stability through good times and bad. The times now are bad times, and the electorate turned out in record numbers Thursday to ask Con- servative Premier William Davis to ensure a measure of sanity in a rapidly-changing world. The issues during the six-week campaign boiled down to national arcd the threat of American economic domination. Liberal Leader Robert Nixon and New Democrat Stephen Lewis based their campaign on criticism of the premier for failing to take action on those two major issues. But their position was undercut when Ottawa an- nounced a cut in the federal portion of personal in- come taxes, and Mr. Davis followed with a commit- ment to cut the Ontario share. That left only economic nationalism, and this ba- sically was a question of Canada versus the United States and not an intraprovincial matter. Meantime, Premier Davis's primary campaign strategy was to present himself as the man best quali- fied to lead the province in this time of uncertainty. He ran a no-promise campaign of the type conduct- ed in 1968 from Prime Minister Trudeau, pointing to the government's record and his own 12-year stint in the legislature, nine of them as education minister. To put himself across as the man fol- lowing in the footsteps of rock-solid Tories John Rob- erts and Leslie Davis ran an extensive ad- vertising campaign through the media, bolstering it with a hand-shaking tour which took him to every cor- ner of the province. The strategy worked, with the Conservatives gain- Ing 10 seats to increase their representation to 78 in the legislature. The Liberals, the official Opposition at dissolution with 27 seats, dropped to 20, just one up on the New Democrats, at final count Thursday. But there are some tight-fitting constituency races where recounts are like- ly. It was a stunning blow to the losing parties. Both had expected the Conservatives to form a minority government and each had expected to form a strong opposition. Mr. Lewis said the election was won by the Tories' advertising campaign. "People will buy the product even if they say they don't like it if it's being sold often he said after hearing of Ms' poor snowing. But the initial comments of Robert Nixon, himself the son of a former Liberal premier, probably came closest to explaining the Tory victory. For him, the voters had "a great reticence to opt for change." "I think basically the people have confidence in Conservative tradition." Premier Davis had much the same comment say- ing: "I think it (the win) indicated very cleary that the people of this province are looking for leader- ship; they are looking for direction." Anger rises in Canada LONDON (CP) British in North America are sending back accounts of what they call sharply increased strains in relations between Canada and the United States. Canadian anger against the U.S. 10-per-cent import surcharge "is probably fiercer than anywhere else in the reports John Osman of the British Broad- easting Corp. But he adds that "Canadian-American differences go much deeper than even this very important eco- nomic row." Osman says Prime Minister Trudeau and Presi- dent Nixon "are both beginning to reap a crop of dif- ficulties from seeds of division sown on both sides of the border." "A disturbing aspect of all this is that neither Nixon nor Tnideau seems to be over-keen to do anything about the BBC correspondent says. The Daily Telegraph's Ian Ball in Ottawa for the Canadian visit of Soviet Premier Kosygin, reports that the Russian leader's trip "whether by accident or de- Sign has swelled the tide of anti-Americanism that has been rising in the country since President Nixon's eco- nomic moves." Canadian-U.S. relations "were at an unusually low ebb when Kosygin Ball says. Distinct coolness in personal relationships between Tnideau and Nixon was widely known in Canada. Benson may not run in next election OTTAWA (CP) There is high-fain- tin' word for Finance Minister E. J. Ben- son will not run in the next election. The ensuing speculation is that he would be suc- ceeded by Transport Minister Don Jamieson or En- vironment Minister Jack Davis. Mr. Benson is saying privately that he has not made up his mind yet whether to nm again. If docs try again, his expected Conservative opponent in Kingston and Tlw Islands is Flora Mac- Donald, ft former worker at party headquarters here who now is on the faculty at Queen's University. Bellevue driver dies swerving to avoid dog COLEMAN (HNS) Harry Koslyniuk, 54, of Bellevue, was killed Thursday when the car he was driving crashed off Highway 3 about four miles west of here. "olice said Koslyniuk swerved the car to avoid hit- ting a dog. Conservative steamroller flattens Ontario parties Shirts quota fixed OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment announced today a quota on imports of shirts for men and boys to protect Canadian manufacturers. The import quota, to apply from Nov. 30 on woven or knit- ted shirts in low and intermedi- ate price ranges, would limit entry from all countries to a total of dozen a year. That is about 40 per cent of the total Canadian market for men's and boy's shirts. Last year, imports of about 1.3 million dozen shirts ac- counted for 44 per cent of total sales in Canada of just over three million dozen shirts, do- mestic manufacturers account- ing for the rest. While cutting down the pace of imports only marginally, the quota also means Canadian manufacturers will have exclu- sive access to growth in the do- mestic shirt market. Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin, who announced the new protective measure in the Com- mons, said it was based on a recommendation of the year-old federal textile and clothing board. HURT PRODUCERS The board found that "im- ports of shirts have caused seri- ous injury to domestic produc- ers and that a threat of further serious injury exists." In accordance with require- ments of the law setting up the clothing board, it also concluded that Canadian producers of shirts are efficient, viable in the long run and have acceptable plans to deal with their prob- lems. The law says that manufac- turers seeking protection from imports must show the board acceptable plans to improve ef- ficiency and become more com- petitive if they are to qualify for interim protection. Mr. Pepin's statement gave no details of ef- ficiency plans among the Cana- dian manufacturers. Telephone service slowed OTTAWA (CP) An illegal walkout by hundreds of Bell Canada operators in Ontario and Quebec has caused long de- lays in the company's operator' handled long-distance and infor- mation service. The walkout affects employ- ees in Ottawa, Pembroke, Sault Ste. Marie and some parts of Montreal. A union spokesman here said the action was expected to spread to all company territory in Ontario and Quebec by the end of the day. Union demands have not been made public but are reported to include increased job security and wage parity with operators in British Columbia and the United States. Under the ex- pired contract operators in Montreal and Toronto with 414 years service earn weekly while their B.C. counterparts get Ottawa personnel are paid a week. This is the first work stoppage in the 26-year history of the 500-member union. MAN OF THE HOUR Premier William Davis waves to a crowd of supporters at Brampton, Ont., after leading his Progressive Conservatives to a landslide victory in the Ontario election. Standing by his side is his wife, Kathleen, and in front of him is one of his five children. Teacher strike deadline set EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Board of Industrial Rela- tions intends to end a two-week- old strike that has left students without classes by Monday, board chairman Rob- ert D'Eslerre said early today. Direct talks between the board and representatives of the 850 striking teachers will continue "until we get this thing he said in an interview. "We have a deadline to get thoS'j kids back into school by Monday morning." Mr. D'Eslerre, other board personnel and the two bargain- ing groups resumed negotia- tions Thursday afternoon. At midnight, there were still eight to 10 major issues separ- ating the two sides, he said. The strike started Oct. 8. The main issue was the teachers' demand that their new con- tracts include a consultation clause which would give them a voice in determining working conditions. Many of the parents in the affected area have signed pe- titions urging a quick settle- ment of the strike. H. L. Grande of Seba Beach said parents in his area want direct interven- tion by the provincial govern- ment, if necessary. The areas affected are Barr- head, Drayton Valley, Grande Cache, Jasper, Lac Ste. Anne, Morinville, Parkland and West- lock, all in the North Central West School Authorities' Asso- ciation. Meanwhile, about 50 parents on the Saddle Lake Indian re- serve in northeastern Alberta decided Thursday to end a week-long boycott that has kept their children out of classes. Other children at Saddle Lake and two other reserves in the area, plan to continue the boy- cott in a protest over living con- ditions and the government's education policies, a spokesman said. A total of 947 children were out of classes this week. Nixon names two lawyers WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court could be expected to take a harder stand on criminal law if Lewish F. Powell and William H. Relmqu- ist are confirmed by the Senate to take the seats vacated by Hugo L. Black and John M. Harlan. President Nixon, in announc- ing their nominations Thursday night, described Powell and Rehnquist as judicial conserva- tives and indicated he hopes they will redress "the balance of power" within society back toward "the peace forces." TORONTO (CP) Premier William Davis's jubilant Progressive Conserva- tives steam-rollered to a walloping Ontario election victory Thursday that left op- position parties with little more than token representation. The grinning 42-year-old Conservative leader told cheering supporters in his hometown of Brampton that he was "very humble, very gratified" in winning his first province-wide election mandate since succeed- John Robarts as premier and party leader last March 1. PERSONAL VICTORY Results of the last three elec- tions: 1971 IMS PC 78 69 77 Lib 20 28 24 1 NDP 19 20 7 Total 117 117 108 Mr. Davis won a tremendous personal victory in the Peel North riding he has represented since 1959, finishing votes ahead of a New Democratic Party opponent. The win was indicative of the premier's wide- spread personal popularity which was in large measure re- sponsible for the Conservative gains elsewhere in the province. Tired K off to coast WHO'S OPPOSITION Within minutes of the polls closing it was obvious that Mr Davis had successfully defended 28 years of unbroken Conserva- tive government under five dif- ferent premiers. The only cliff- hanger was which party would form the opposition. As the situation stood when counting ended for the night it looked as though Robert Nixon's Liberals would continue as the official opposition. But they held only a one-seat margin and offi- cial recounts were expected in a number of ridings. At dissolution of the house Sept. 13, the Tories held 68 seats. The Liberals 27, New Democrats 21 and there was one independent, a former Liberal. Following the last election, in 1967, there were 69 PC mem- bers, 28 Liberals and 20 NDP seats. The leaders of both opposition parties retained their seats. Mr. Nixon, a 43-year-old farmer- teacher, won comfortably in Brant. But NDP leader Stephen Lewis, 33, saw his plurality cut to 415 votes in the Scarborough West riding he won by votes in the 1967 election. The Conservatives scattered their gains across the province, taking seven seats from the NDP and six from the Liberals. The NDP also knifed into Mr. Nixon's holdings, taking three from the Liberals, one from the Tories and one held by an inde- pendent. The Liberals lost 10 ridings they had held at the last elec- tion but managed to recoup two of them by ousting two Tories. The Conservatives threw a re- ported million into the elec- tion fight and most of it went into pushing Mr, Davis as a dy- namic leader of men, a major political figure in troubled so- cial and economic times. It was a big gamble but it worked. Not a single one of Air. Davis's 24 cabinet ministers was defeated, though two or three at least were unreliable as it turned be in deep trouble during the final stages of the campaign. Mr. Davis, fighiing his first campaign as a party leader, was bucking a trend. Six of the last eight provincial govern- ments across Canada to go to the polls in the last two years have been defeated. But all it took to add 10 seats to the government benches was a two-per-cent drift in popular support towards the Tories. The Conservatives cornered 44 per RODEIIT NIXON fails again STEPHEN LEWIS chews his thumb pared with 42 per cent in 1967. Though the New Democrats had a net loss of two seats, they increased their share of the pop- ular vote by one per cent, mov- ing up to 27 per cent. For Mr. Nixon, whose late father Harry C. Nixon was in 1943 the province's last Liberal premier, the election results were a personal setback. Tlw Liberals slumped to 28 per cent of the popular vote from 31 per cent. Independents, Communists and Social Creditors accounted for votes, less than one per cent of the 3.2 million bal- lots cast in a potential elector- ate of 4.4 million. It was Mr. Nixon's second election loss and once again he was unable to lead the parly in a breakout from the largely rural Literal p o w e r b a s e in southwestern Ontario, into the big cities and the suburbs. Mr. Lewis, son of national NDF leader David Lewis, said his party had done everything possible to topple the Tories, but Mr. Davis had led his party to "a decisive vietorv." MONTREAL (CP) A tired Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, ending a heavily-guarded, dem- onstration-marked 25-hour visit to Montreal, left today for Van- couver aboard a Canadian Forces 707 jet. The 67-year-old Soviet leader wound up his stay in Montreal with a tour of the suburban LaSalle plant of Atco Ltd., man- ufacturer of prefabricated houses. He had asked Canadian offi- cials to cancel a similar tour, also today, to the Dominion En- gineering Works Ltd. plant in suburban Lachine. An official said his Russian aides explained that Mr. Kosy- gin was fatigued by a full day in his itinerary Thursday. The pre- mier returned to his downtown hotel from a provincial govern- ment dinner at p.m., 1V4 hours behind schedule. About 150 persons waited out- side the hotel today to catch a glimpse of the Soviet premier as he left by limousine for the Atco plant. Most were simply sightseers or businessmen. Sev- eral police, some with motorcy- cles, were on duty. A handful of Jewish protesters had gathered behind barricades across from the hotel and were praying and chanting. They be- longed to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. They have been demanding that Jews in Russia be given the right to em- igrate to Israel. At the airport to say goodbye to Mr. Kosygin and his daugh- ter, Mrs. Lyudrnilla Gvishiani, were Mayor Jean Drapeau and his wife and Jean Marchand, federal minister of regional ex- pansion. Mr. Drapeau kissed Mrs. Gvishiani and shook hands warmly with the premier. Before boarding the plane, Mr. Kosygin shook hands with motorcycle police who had led his tour cavalcade throughout his stay in the city. TRADE DEALS HINTED No specific new Canada-Rus- sia trade deals will be an- nounced before the communique at the end of Mr. Kosygin's Canadian visit, the Commons was told today. Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin hinted that there might be some specific trade deal an- nounced in the communique, saying that he would be ready to elaborate on the formal com- munique if this is required. It is expected the communique will be issued shortly before Mr. Ko- sygin leaves Toronto for Cuba next Monday. cent of the popular vote, corn-Britain. Tito ends trip BELGRADE (AP) Yugo- slav President Tito returned home Thursday from a 10-day trip to Iran, India and Egypt. He is scheduled to leave again next week for official visits to the United States, Canada and Seen and heard Job programs start next month Alberta may get short-changed About town SEPARATE school board member Paul Matisz, during, lengthy meeting, sug- gesting the board should pass an early-closing bylaw Joan Watcrficld noting that the three villains from the operetta "Puddin-Head" are ail from Coaldale Vern Dccoiix noting all the fall leaves are gone in the 'Pass, saying "nature saves her most beautiful colors for her shortest season." EDMONTON (CP) Munici- pal Affairs Minister Dave Rus- sell said Thursday he hopes Al- berta will bo making use of money from new federal make- work programs by the third week of November. Mr. Russell told a news con- ference that he will try to get the first projects started by the third week of November or "at lonsl approved to where they can be stalled." The fed- eral programs are scheduled lo start Nov. 1. The news conference was held after Mr. Russell met wilh representatives from Alberta's cities and municipalities. He said indications are that Alberta will get million for municipal projects, million for community association pro- grams and "perhaps" mil- lion for provincial projects. HARD JUDGMENTS With more projects already proposed than there was mon- ey for, some "hard judgments arc going to have to be made" by tbR proifincn in the next faw months, Mr. Russell said. Ottawa was still formulating the regulations that will govern its approval of projects but the general crilcria was thai pro- jccls put people back to work and were for Iho betterment of the community. Ottawa also wanted to see depressed areas given priority. Mr. Russell said he is "dis- appointed" in Alberta's share of the programs. He said he hopes the figure is "still open" and indicated the Progressive Conservative government will push for "every available cent." Put indications were that Al- berta will get enough projects "lo make quite a few jobs avail- able." Mr. Russell said a special cabinet committee is consider- ing the possibility of provincial funds being made available to C7 supplement the federal pro- gram. Mayor Rod Sykes said Cal- gary expects to get about million, which "will employ 500 men through the winter if we're lucky." He said Calgary plans to uso Its share of the money to reno- vate inner-city housing and to demolish buildings in an urban renews! (iron. Mayor Ivor Dent of Edmon- ton said a lot more money is needed. The northern city would use its estimated lion share lo provide more rec- reation facilities, possibly two or tlu-co covered rinks. Ha-it snows even in B.C. VANCOUVER was two inches of snow on the north shore mountains Thursday, first significant fall of the season. The snow extended down to the level en Grmir-c, Hollyburn, Seymour and oth- er Vancouvcr-a r c a moun- tains. In Vancouver, tempera- tures were in the mid-50s Thursday after an overnight low ol 44.