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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta FOtKAIT HIGH SATUtDAY NEAR 45 The lethbridae Herald VOL. LXIII No. 263 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES WMA Crisis Gradually Dissipates By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA (CP) Probably it's because everyone is simply getting used to it but that cloud of crisis that has been hanging over Ottawa since the invok- ing last Friday of the War Measures Ad. appears to be dissipating. Nothing has happened to diminish the apparent crisis. In fact there are more troops around than a week ago, security on Parliament Hill has tightened again in the last few days, and tlie government has not given any indication that police are getting to the heart of the terrorist Front dc Liberation du Quebec. But unlike a week ago, you can't feel the crisis in the air around Ottawa. When the troops first rolled in to guard'public buildings and prominent citizens, Ottawans watched them with grim depression. The usual comment start- ed: "I never thought I would see the day. The steel-helmeted troops, with, poised machine- guns, looked out from the backs of army trucks, just like a picture from Cyprus. But the backdrop1 was not a palm tree, it was Parliament Hill. Guards Everywhere Everyone was shocked to see prominent politi- cians being delivered to the Hill in cars containing helmeted weapons at .the ready. It was even more noticeable when, occasionally, the politician would walk to the Hill, followed by an infantryman in camouflaged battle fatigues that stood out like nudity on downtown streets. Last weekend, the quiet crescents of -residential Rockcliffe Park were jammed with the faced parents showing their children how the sol- diers melt into the shrubbery to protect the homes of any likely kidnapping victim. Ail this and more, still goes on, but it doesn't seem to be causing the same concern it did a week ago. Army trucks can roll beside the Rideau Canal without anyone batting an eye. Even the sight of rolled barbed wire on the trucks doesn't cause, the same headshaking it did. A week ago you could feel the tension on down- town streets, with many people listening to portable radios for the latest news and others walking grim- faced, preoccupied. It doesn't seem that way now. Even the dynamite blasts from construction, whicb jolted people a few days ago. iww bang away with- out apparent reaction. But while everyone seems to be getting the presence of crisis and troops, there is no doubt Jthey will be glad to see the end of 'the politicians under guard. A few days ago, for Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford wanted to.go to a lumber store for some material for a household project. "The project will have to he explained. "I just couldn't bring myself to walk into a lumber store, followed by a Sten gun." Cabinet ministers have pretty well given up shop- ping. And several others have complained that their sleeping habits have deteriorated as well. Some, who live in apartments, let their guards stay in their apartments rather than the corridors. Their two-way radios blare away all night. Finance Minister Edgar Benson was heard to re- mark that "It's like living in a radio station." But for kids living in Rockcliffe Park the troops have proved to be the biggest thing since Uie cool weather closed the swimming pools. "The kids don't come over to our house to play after school said one young. Rockcliffe mother. "Our house doesn't count, it has no guard." This Fettoiv Hits Real Royal Flush ROSS ON WYE, England (AP) Jack Roberts hit a royal flush when he took pot luck .on a pot lot. Roberts, a storekeeper, returned from a government surplus auc- tion with chamber pots and found the ones with gold rims and gold handles were clearly stamped the official insignia of Elizabeth Regina, other- wise Queen Elizabeth II. "I can't get rid of them fast said Roberts. Nixon Issues Appeal UNITED NATIONS (AP) President Nixon invited leaders of the Soviet Union Friday to join the United States in travel- ling a "new road" of peaceful competition aimed at avertng a nuclear holocaust. In an address for the 23th an- niversary session of the United Nations General Assembly, Nixon said the strength of the two super-powers "imposes on them special responsibilities of restraint and vision." Declaring he. saw "no point in responding in kind to .traditional cold war Nixon said he wanted to discuss American- Soviet relations in terms "not of impossible dreams, but of possi- ble, deeds." For one thing, Nixon .said that particularly in the Middle East, "it is imperative that the two major powers conduct them- selves so as to strengthen the forces of peace rather than to strengthen the forces of war." CALLS FOR PEACE TALKS Nixon called anew for contin- uation of the Middle East cease- fire and resumption of raeli peace V. He little, to say .aft-iis'thi.. V'i e't n a m" Southeast Asia let us agree to a ceasefire arid peace." School Strike At Edmonton CARETAKERS CAll STRIKE Eleven hundred Edmon- ton public school caretakers and maintenance men went on-.strike in a wage dispute Thursday, leaving students out of school. George Dean, president of care- takers' local 784 of the Canadian Union .of Public prepares signs for distribution to pickets. Montreal Vote Is Spotlight Planning Key To Future By STUART LAKE OTTAWA (CP) Robert Andras, minister in charge of housing told the Commons Thursday the Canadian population mil double in the next 30 years and that 45 per cent of Canadians will live in either Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver. Speaking during the throne speech debate, Mr. An- c'a-as said Canada still has a choice of the kind of cities it will have. "We must ask ourselves now whether this urban Canada is to continue just to grow relatively uncon- trolled; in a misshapen and unclean way, in a way that is too often he said. "It can be a Canada that avoids the widespread social despair and the awful social unrest that growth run rampant has brought to other areas and which we have seen in very recent days so very close to us." There still was time for Canada to choose areas .with "clean places for people and that have deliberately blurred lines of social cleavage; environments that pro- vide for the weakest a crucial sense of worth; environ- ments that provide a personal and family privacy that would give a sense of belonging, a sense of community which will enable us to cope with life." Mr. Andras, expected to become the first minister of state_ for urban affairs, said the key to the future of the cities is planning and research, along with con- sultation among the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The urban affairs ministry first would be concerned with "bringing order in the federal house as it affects the cities." Already there are 112 federal programs involving financial elements of the cities; 131 research programs, and 27 departments and agencies of government in- fluencing city life Other MPs touched on the Quebec situation, the armed forces arid transportation in the free-wheeling debate. Government Will Resign This Month HALIFAX (CP) Premier G. I. Smith of Nova Scotia said today he has told the lieuten- ant-governor that his govern- ment mil resign Oct. 28. He said he also suggested that the Liberals be asked to form a new government. The resignation will bring lo- an end 14 years of Progressive Conservative government i n Scotia. The Conservatives won only 21 seats in the Oct. 33 provincial election. The Liberals took 23 seats and the New Dem- ocratic Party two. "I havb advised his honor that in my opinion it would be appro- priate to call upon Mr. Gerald Regan, as the leader of the party which will have the great- est number of members in the new house of assembly, to form a new the pre- mier said in a brief statement. New Emblem Introduced OTTAWA (CP) A new em- blem to identify the federal gov- ernment was announced today by Robert Stanbury, minister without portfolio, who said the coat of arms will continue to be the.emblem of "the nation as a whole." The new of two-thirds of the Canadian flag and the words "government of Canada" printed in English and being introduced "to provide a co-ordinated and readily recognizable means of identifying federal Mr. Stanbury, minister respon- sible for Information Canada, told the Commons. Since there has been no spe- cific design for the federal gov- ernment, lie said, many govern- ment departments and agencies have adopted their own with the result that more than two dozen now are in use. "Many of them contain no ele- ment suggesting a relationship with the government of Canada. The new federal identity pro- gram will replace this multiplic- ity of designs in every-day use." MONTREAL; (CP) 'usually restricted to small-tune politick- ing, Montreal's, municipal elec- tion suddenly 'has attracted na- tional interest. The campaign for votes, to be cast Sunday, was lost in the tur- moil of the War Measures Act and troops stationed around the city. But now, terrorist activity has been linked with the elec- tion. Mayor Drapeau said on two Montreal radio stations Thurs: day that the Front d'Action Politique' opposing his Civic Party in the municipal election, groups "revolution- aries and terrorists." Meanwhile, the separatist Parti Quebecois, with seven elected members in the Quebec legislature, called for a post- ponement of the election white the "climate of panic" persists in Quebec over steps taken to combat terrorist activity of the Front de Liberation du Quebec. The mayor made an allusion to blood flowing on the streets if FRAP, with 31 candidates for 46 vacant city council seats, wins the Sunday election. CONVINCED OF LINK He said he is convinced there is a "direct" link between the left-leaning municipal party and the FLQ, responsible for two po- litical kidnappings and the slay-' ing of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte last weekend. In Ottawa, Economic Expan- sion Minister Jean Marchand b a c k t r a c k e d on an earlier charge that 'FRAP was a front for tlie violently-separatist FLQ. Pressed by an angry Opposi: tion, he said an imperfect grasp of English had caused him to say "front" .instead of support." FRAP, meanwhile, branded the whole affair as "ridiculous." Party President Paul Cliche told a news conference Mayor Drapeau's forebodings of blood- letting will "help us more than harm us." The FLQ has claimed to be behind the kidnappings of James Cross and Pierre La- porte. In a final madcap develop- ment Thursday, Mr. Marchand was publicly challenged to a duel by Dr. Claude Longtin, a mayoralty candidate, for his al- legations concerning FKAP. NO POSTPONMENT Maurice Tessier, Quebec min- ister of municipal affairs, has said the election, date cannot be changed except through a spe- cial provincial law. He hinted that this is unlikely. Without Classes .EDMONTON (CP) Public, school board officials were working today on ways to re- open more than 150 schools closed by striking caretak- ers and maintenance men. The workers, members of lo- cals 474 and 784 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, called a strike Thursday after- noon to support wage demands. Separate schools are not af- fected. The strike left about students without classes today but teachers remained on duty to take part in workshops and in-service sessions. It was the first time schools were closed by a strike since 1921 when teachers withdrew serv- ices. Dr. Holland Jones, superin- tendent of public schools, said Thursday the board is trying to solve the caretakirig problems of each school one by one. "When these problems have been solved we will attempt to open the schools maybe one at a time or possibly Dr. Jones said the schools were closed under a provision of the Alberta Schools Act, "and in the interests of the safety and health of the children." TALKS BREAK OFF Mediation talks between the union and the board broke off when the strike started at p.m. after 15 months of negotia- tions for new contracts. COPE .officials say they are protesting a board proposal to freeze the salaries of the 300 maintenance workers at last July's level. The-average main- tenance worker's wage is about S4 an hour, b u t a spokesman said many are construction tradesmen who are earning less than their counterparts not working for the board. The union is asking for a 35- cent-an-hour increase for 800 caretakers. Women caretakers now earn an hour and the starting wage for a male care- taker is. an liour. Leo Lancaster, national repre- sentative for CUPE, said in a prepared statement thai an esti- mated damage is caused in schools each day of a care- takers strike. He urged students not to cause any damage if they returned to classes dining the strike. 'There is nothing we can do to prevent damage by untrained strike breakers, but we intend to do what we can to dissuade students from causing dam- said Mr. Lancaster. MARC CARBONNEAU PAUL ROSE HOW THEY MAY HAVE CHANGED Quebec Provincial Police Thursday nighf suggested that two key suspect! in Quebec's terrorist kidnappings, Marc Carbonneau and Paul Rose, may have altered their appearances and issued these shots by the QPP artist. Mcllraith Denies Quebec Search At Dead End OTTAWA (CP) Solicitor- General George Mcllraith said today he cannot accept the proposition that the police are at a dead end in their anti-ter- rorist campaign in Quebec. He was replying in the Com- mons to Opposition Leader Rob- ert Stanfield, who noted that it is nearly three weeks since the kidnapping of British diplomat James Cross. Mr. Stanfield said there is an "apparent lade of in police efforts and that there are reports police are at a dead end and relying on tips. Mr. Mcllraith said the infor- mation from the RCMP does not support the proposition that po- lice are at a dead end. Regret- fully, he said, he could not give the Commons this information. Prime Minister Trudeau told Mr. Stanfield that the public has all the information it needs to show why the government in- voked the War Measures Act a week ago. LISTS FACTS He listed this information in reply to T. C. Douglas, New Democrat leader as: Kidnappings of Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, later assassi- nated. request by Quebec and Instant Egg Era Hatched OTTAWA (CP) An agricul- ture researcher has hatched the era of the instant egg. Dr. Moustafa Aref of the food research institute has developed a freezing process that will allow consumers to keep egg and liquid milk products con- veniently in the family refriger- ator for an indefinite length of time. Eggs, cream, yogurt and cheese dipped in liquid nitrogen freeze instantly, can be stored in conventional freezers, and th-tvs in minutes. The process has several ad- vantages according to Dr. Aref. "For example, frozen eggs emerge from liquid nitrogen Hassle Blows Up At Ottawa Over Press Booze Claim OTTAWA (CP) The Parlia- mentary Press Gallery and the National Press Club of Canada Friday called on Jack Bigg (PC to substantiate his charge that members of the press gallery can be influenced by gifts of liquor. Mr. Bigg told Hie Commons Thursday night that "I have heard confessions from certain members of the press gallery stating that they support one stand or another because they received a bottle of whisky at Christmas." "I venture to say that on many occasions I could get more press coverage if I wanted to be small enough to buy a freezing looking like popcorn. A housewife could keep the prod- uct in a plastic bag in her freezer, measuring out a table- spoon whenever she needs an egg for a recipe." She would be assured of fresh- ness and convenience and have more precise control over the quantity, Dr. Aref says. Liquid nitrogen, an inert, gas that is neither toxic nor corro- sive, would not cause pollution or residue problems. But, since it vaporizes, higher onerating costs would make freezing eco- nomical only for products that retail over 50 cents a pound. Dr. Aref is designing a con- tainer .that should eliminate some of the vaporizing prob- lems. Although the new products would be convenient for house- hold use, Dr. Aref says restaur- ants and processing industries will be the first to adopt them. Large restaurants now must buy either "large unwieldy blocks" of frozen eggs or fresh eggs. If they thaw a large block, they have to use all of it quickly or it will spoil. As well, there's a storage problem for fresh eggs. "With this new product, they can make up orders as they get them from customers without any losses Dr. Aref says. "There's even a chance that a chain restaurant business could feature egg products such as scrambled eggs and omelettes similar to popular take-out ham- burger, chicken, pizza and doughnut chains. case of beer. If that is the price of truth 5ud publicity without which any politician will die po- litically, I am not willing to pay the price." A statement said the gallery "rejects as groundless the in- suiting accusation" by Mr. Bigg. "If Mr. Bigg has evidence to support his claim, let him offer it frankly without uttering slan- derous remarks under the cloak of his parliamentary privilege. "Like all human beings, gal- lery members have their im- perfections. Accepting bribes, large or small, is not one of French Banker Still Growing At Age 59 LA ROCHE SUR YON (AP) Edmond Durand, 59, a re- tired bank employee, keeps growing and growing. In fact, when he retired to the French village where he was bom, peo- ple didn't recognize him. His shoe size now is 15 and his height six-foot-four. At the end of the Second World War, Dur- and was six feet tall. The rea- son for the growth is a glandu- lar disease called acromcgaly. Abolish Batmen ROME (AP) The Italian army is doing away with valets for officers. Defence Minister Mario Tanassi has announced that after Jan. 1, privates can- not be assigned to do personal chores such as running errands and polishing bools for officers. Montreal for exceptional mea- sures. federal government's assessment of all the facts, al- ready known to the public. "state 'of confusion" fa Quebec "around these mat- ters." Mr. StanfieW noted that Jus- tice Minister John Turner had said Wednesday that it might never be possible for the gov- ernment'U. reveal all .the facts on which it had based its deci- sion'to invoke the War Mea- sures Act. Mr. Turner said he was not saying other facts than those he had mentioned were not availa- ble to the government. But the ones listed were sufficient to in- dicate why the government had acted as it had. PUBLIC GIVES SUPPORT In reply to a question put Thursday by Real Caouette, Creditiste leader, Mr. Trudeau said 97.per cent of the telegrams and letters received in his office from the public support the government's ac- tion. Mr. Stanfield asked why the government has not offered a reward for information leading to capture of the kidnappers and murderers. Mr. McIJraith said this sub- ject has been getting close at- tention "from day to day." Mr. Stanfield also asked whether police experts from other countries have been brought in. Mr. Mcllraith said "some ex- perk" from outside the police forces were being used. He did not say whether these experts were Canadians or foreigners. Mr. .Douglas suggested a se- cret session of the Commons to hear the intelligence reports on which the g o v e r n m e n t had acted. Mr. Tmdeau said that by now everybody has such informa- tion. Mr. Douglas asked whether the government had acted solely on the basis of statements made by non-federal authorities. "Not Mr. Trudeau said. The prime minister said Ot- tawa took seriously the Quebec and Montreal statements that there was a state of "appre- hended insurrection." He said other facts were also known to tiie public; that dyna- mite had been stolen, that rifles and small arms had disap- peared. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN ALDERMAN Sieve Kotch yawning right on cue at a meeting just as Envin Ad- dcrlcy mentioned that the hour was growing late Cathie Stead having trouble keeping up mill tlie changing times Jean Calhonn lie- coming the year's first vic- tim of cold weather and mini- skirts. ;