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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight near 35; high Thursday near 40, The LetKbridge Herald "VOL. LXV No. LETHBR1DGB, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS SIX SECTION 72 PAGES Survey shows Hurlburt in front By GREG MclNTYRE Herald Slaff Writer A survey conducted by Hie University of Lelh- bridge (or The Herald shows Conservative Ken Hurl- burt leading his nearest opponent, Literal Andy Russell, by 20 percentage points in the race for Lcthbridge constituency in Monday's election. David Elton, an assistant professor of political science at the U of L, claimed tlie survey is accurate within five per cent and results arc unlikely to change by election day, A random probability sample of the entire con- stituency over the weekend was taken by 15 U of L students and Mr. Elton tabulated the results on a com- puter. Of 434 persons on the voters list questioned 39 per cent said they will vote for Mr. Hurlburt, 19 per cent for Mr. Russell, five percent (or Hal Hoffman, New Democratic Party; five per cent for Keith Hancock, Social Credit. Thirty-one per cent slid they were un- decided. Mr. Elton said here is only a chance Ural the undecided vote could swing the election in favor of the Liberals. "Hurlburt wins hands down. It's not even a Mr. Elton said. Only something on the scale of a scandal would upset the findings, he added. The survey found Mr. Hurlburt and Mr. Russell running neck and neck in the city of Lcthbridge, with the rest of the constituency strongly Conservative. The Hurlburt vote was more than 4 to 1 over the Russell support in the Fort Macleod and Cardston areas, he said. In the Pincher Creek, Picture Butte and Coaldala regions, Mr. Hurlburt was running about 3 to 1 ahead of Mr. Russell. Support for the New Democrat and Socreds candi- dates in the rural Lethbridge riding was statistically insignificant, he said. Voters confused Asked which national leader they would like to see as prime minister 35 per cent said Robert Stan- field, Conservative; 21 p'.r cent Pierre Trudeau, Lib- six per cent David Lewis, NDP; five per cent Real Caouette, Scored; and 34 per cent were undecided, Mr. Elton said unlike 1068 when there was a clear- oil leadership choice, voters appeared confused about Ihc national leaders. The most surprising result in the survey was that only 0.5 per cent said Hie appeal of the national leader determined their choice, he said. why they were undecided about, local candi- dates, one-third of the undecided voters said they did not, have enough infonnatifm on which lo make a choice. Twenty-nine per cent said they chose (heir candi- date on the basis of his personality. "There was a strong anti-government vole (about II) per cent of reasons given) and although the NDP Iras done a lot of work to discredit the government, the Conservatives have picked up most of the said Mr. Elton. Hurl burl was ttie choice of 95 per cent of thosa nho indicated anli-ajvcrnmenl feelings. Only one per cent of the sample said they fa- vored n candidate Iwcai'sc of his economic policies, ".10 all thai, Inlk aiwut the Liberals selling wheat didn't get through to said .Mr. Elton. Three per tent, however, said environment argu- ments swayed their choice, and all of these people were supporters of Mr. Russell who has taken a stand on the environment. 'Earlier survey Opposition leaders hammer at food prices By TIIK CANADIAN PRESS Opposition spokesmen contin- ued Tuesday their blistering at- tack on Prime Minister Trudcau's comments about food prices while Mr. Trudeau told a Victoria audience national unity Is no longer a political issue. The sixth day before the fed- eral election also saw the Viet- nam war edge into the fringes of the election debate. In Saskatoon, students hissed tlie prime minister when he told them President Nixon has been "trying pretty hard to end the war in Vietnam." The students asked why Can- ada sells war material to the U.S. and he replied 'we don't want bloody hands, but we have to make hard choices." survey prompted by fl ,lohn Kzumlas. a U nf L r-lurlenl. whn felt n survey earlier this monl.h by at l.ethbridgc Collegiate Institute was inaccu- rate and war.tcd to prove it. The LCI of 1.100 people in the city found Mr. Russell n favorite. Mr. Elton said the LCT survey was not scientifical- ly conducted and did not reflect "the entire riding. Mr. Klton drew up the que.stionnaire and Mr. organized the student workers and the tele- phone list .so dial all voters in the constituency had an cfjnal chance to 1x3 represented. Since SB per cent of voters live in Lelhbridgc, 58 per cent of the sample was taken in the city. The .survey is ;iccuratc within ncccptabte limits, lir said, Ilin rrsiills nf 111? sample correspond by flff, vex. polilirni bia.s mid olhrr facfoi1? fo H picture- of Ihc riding. r'rrfhcr lhat the pool was a Inir picture n( voter opinion was that results of asking who people v yo'.ed in the last federal election were within five per cciil of (he actual voling pattern. This is how those questioned said they voted in Mlifl, with aHnal figures in brackets: -10 por cent (45) CuriMjrvative. 2i! per Liberal. 19 per cent (13) Social Credit, and fuiir cent (nincl NDP. UcTsulLs y.howcd Ilia! questioned! were evenly split between male and female and tbat the poll ob- tained an accurate cross section of age levels, In Montreal, seven McGill University students Tuesday re- leased a report saying the in- dustry department gave more than million between 19G7 and 1971 to companies in Can- ada producing war materials for the U.S. government. CANADIAN TROOPS? And in Ottawa, informed sources said there is a posi- hility Canadian forces would take part in a peacekeeping force in Vietnam if U.S. and North Vietnamese negotiators on a ceasefire. Tlie food-prices controversy was prompted by Mr. Trudcau's appearance on tlie CTV program Question Period, broadcast Sunday. He said then that recent rises in food prices are not shocking localise food prices went up very little from mid-1370 to mid-19'72. And, he added, food pi-ice in- creases are good for farmers. Those statements brought condemnation from New Demo- crat Leader David Lewis Mon- day. Tuesday, Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield jumped into the fray, telling a Vancouver news conference ho is appalled at Mr. Trudeau's at- titude. The Conservative leader said that if he becomes prime minis- ter after Oct. 30 voting, he will launch an immediate in- quiry into food prices and will know within two weeks whether to impose a price freeze. fn Swift Current. Mr. Lewis repeated previous assertions that Mr. Trudeau is misleading Canadians about food prices. PHONEY CAMPAIGN Meanwhile, Mr. Trudeau was taking aim at the NDP on an- other issue. He told Saskatoon students the New Democrat campaign against corporate welfare hums is a phoney. He said NDP members of Parliament had 'dozens ?nd dozens of times" asked for fed- eral aid to corporations in Can- ada to offset the effects of U.S. incentive programs. Despite this, Mr. Lewis now is attacking government aid to corporations, Mr. Trudeau said. "If you can see anything pho- nier than this tell me what it is." Mr. Stanfield also dealt with foreign affairs Tuesday, telling a Winnipeg news conference a Conservative government would not have full cordial relations wilh the Soviet Union or any other state that restricts the right of its citizens to emigrate. In a later interview, Mr. Stanfield said any government he led would make it clear lo other countries that 'we stand very much for the right of free the right of migration' of Jews or what- ever other race." The -Soviet Union has been under fire from Jewish bodies around the world in the last few years for its restriction on the right of persons educated in Ihe Soviet Union to migrate, es- pecially to Israel, without re- paying the costs of education. TRADE DIFFERENT It was the first injection of the Jewish emigration question, long an issue in the United States' presidential election, by a party leader into the Cana- dian campaign. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette, campaigning in Trois- Rivieres, predicted either a Liberal or a Conservative mi- nority government after the Oct. 30 vote. lie also predicted his party equal or surpass its 1962 record of 2G Quebec seats and said they have a good chance of electing members in British Columbia. Alberta. Saskatche- wan and New Brunsu-ick. role seen OTTAWA (CP> Officials foresaw the possibility Tuesday that Canadian military person- nel soon will be taking on a r.ew peacekeeping role in Viet- nam. Informed sources made clear, however, that the Canadian government had not been oEfi- FAREWELL SCENE Schoolchildren Vier d up against a fence at the Saskaloon air- parr Tuesday to say to Prime Miniit er Trudeou after a campaign visit to the Saskatchewan city. (CP Wirephoto) Farran Report The Alherta "Urban Munici- palities Association will con- aider asking the province to in- crease financial aid to local au- thorities. At the opening of the GGth annual AUMA convention at (he Holiday Inn, president Pe- ter Pctrasuk called for the 554 registered delegates to serious- ly iook at the AUMA position paper on the Farran Task Force on provincial-municipal financing. The position paper will be brought to the floor Friday morning. It calls the Farran lieport "discriminatory against renters'1 ami says U will re- sult in serious imnlieations for small businesses if it is enact- ed. The Farvan Report, called for less provincial assistance (o municipalities, Chief Judge L. S. TurcoLlc of- ficially opened the convention this morning toiling about delegates Hint city and I own councils in Alberta have shown a sense of civic responsibility and that goner ally develop- ments have been Ihe hel- terment of communities as a whole. He qualified hi.s statements, however, by saying there is some over-reaction to planning. He used the Lakeview dist-icl in I.ethbrifttje, where they have lintl lo put up maps to people how lo get around in thf district, as an example. .hiclgc TurcoMc, who was president of t h o Al'MA 20 years snirT the problems facing councils in 1952 are .still around, but on a much larger scale. Instead of n city growing where people become ly isolated, it must become a place where there is higher ex- pression of art, law and gov- er, personal greed and chaos, eminent, lie said. He believes citizens in a city can maintain civic pride and humanitarianism against pow- ome of ths 100 resolutions will be discussed at sessions to- day. The convention lasts until Friday. Govt. to finance training plan The pro viu ci al government will finance a winter pl> train- ing program for unemployed A Iberians. The program will be called PASE (Province of Albsrta Sea- sonal Employment Program) and it is designed as a follow- up to last winter's Priority Em- ployment Program. The program will allow un- employed people to take special job training programs at the various community colleges in the province. An offical in the department of advanced education said the first courses are expected to begin in December with the ma- jority starting in .January. Dr. Bert Hohol, minister of manpower and labor, has an- nounced that. million will be made available various winter works projects this year. A meeting was (o he held in Kdmonton today to determine how much of (hat money Mill be urcd to finance PASE. A detailed announcement of the new program will be made as soon as the budget is al- located. Tlie progi-axn be co-or- dinated through the department of manpower and labor and Canada Manpower. Si.udents ...gain will he paid to take the job-training courses. There be a heavier em- phasis on specific job-training programs although certain ac- ademic courses will be offered to meet tlie needs of any students who require upgrading before they can move into a specific job-training urea. Werner Schmidt, academic vice-president at the I-etli- hridge Commur-ity College, said he has received no official word of a new program and "I can't make any comment on your in- formation until something def- inite is received from Edmon- ton." WASHINGTON (Renter) A summit meeting between Presi- Nixon and South Vietnam- ese President Nguyen Van Thieu might be necessary be- fore a settle man t can b a reached in the Vietna m wa r, diplomatic observers said to- day. The tough tine taken by Thieu in a policy speech Tuesday night, requires such a dramatic move to win his agreement to f ormul as worked on t with Hanoi during the last month by U.S. presidential adviser Henry Kissinger, The White House has cau- tiously acknowledged that some progress was made in Kissin- ger's six meetings with Thieu in Saigon during the last week and before that with North Vietnamese representatives tn Paris. But that is as far as officials have gone in describing the (rend of the peace talks, which liave assumed greater political urgency as (he Nov. 7 presiden- tial election draws closer. Diplomatic sources said Kis- singer was expected to return to Paris for more talks with North Vietnam's negotiators and he could go back to Saigon again. Observers said a return visit to Saigon might be necessary following the South Vietnamese leader's harcMine speech in which he denounced some of the conditions believed to be contained in a formula worked out hy Kissinger and the North Vietnamese. The White House has imposed a total blackout on news and even hints about the plan. Bui it is believed to call for a ceasefire, an end to the U.S.bombing and blockad-s of North Vietnam and estab- lishment of a ihree-party gov- ernment, including the Viet Cong, before new elections are held in South Vietnam. However, Thieu in a two-hour television and radio speech re- peated his opposition to any tri- partite government that in- cludes Communists and insisted that North Vietnam must with- draw all its troops from the South. Meanwhile, Thieu lias told South Vietnam to prepare for a ceasefire, although he has deep differences with t h o United States ever the condi- tion for such a truce. 26 round dead in mine shaft TKJIR.AN. Iran lUeuler) Twenty six miners missing after a cord mine explosion 205 miles cast of Tehran Sunday wore found dead today, bring- ing the total death loll to 33, the Iranian lied Cross an- nounced. THIvSIDKNT T1IIFAJ digs in lirrls LONDON CAP) The pound sterling fell to a record low lo< day for the second straight day. Foreign exchange dealers said trading was active and selling pressure heavy. Shortly after the opening, the pound was quoted at an all-time low, and a drop of more than one cent from Tues- day's night's close of Dealers attributed the sharp drop in (he pound to these three factors: report by one of West Germany's leading economic institutes that the pound, which has been floating down since June out fide exchange rates, may be eventually re- pegged as low as ant inflation, labor troubles and other economic problems in Britain. strength for the U.S. dollar from the Vietnam peace moves. cially informed by any of the parties involved of a pending breakthrough in the present peace negotiations. There has been widespread speculation recently that tha United States and North Viet- nam are ciose to an agreement on ending the war, and that the U.S. now is trying to persuade its South Vietnamese allies to accept the terms. Many observers assume that if a ceasefire is worked out, an international truce team will be designated to keep watch over it. Canada, with Poland and In- dia, already is involved? in a Vietnam truce supervisory role. The three countries make up the International Control Com- mission for Indochina estab- lished under the 1954 Geneva accords. Though the commissions have been powerless to prevent the rampaging hostilities that fol- lowed large-scale U.S. inter- vention in the mid-1960s, they still are in existence at reduced strength. officials have often said they envisaged some kind of supervisory arrangement to cover a ceasefire, and that the Vietnam control commission might be usefJ as the nucleus. Suggestions have been ad- vanced that if an expanded Vietnam truce control operation is mounted., it should be an all- Asian effort. However, if his- tory is any guide, Canada will no doubt he asked to play a role. Canada has been involved in every international peace- keeping operation to date. A contingency plan (or mov- n g Canadian peacekeeping troops into Vietnam has been oil fiie in Ihe defence depart- ment for several years. Former defence minister Leo Cadteux once said Canadian troops might be required for the job, in addition to contributions from other countries. I Seen and heard About town pIVE-YEAR-OLD Michael Bruchet asking his dad if Santa Clans will have enough reindeer after see- ing the one Hank Firman brought home from a hunting trip Ed llpmbroff. who recently quit smoking, calcu- lating that he had smoked 23 one-third miles of cigaret- tes or fags Jesse Ingrnni testing a new dessert on visitors before trying it at a church ten. Woodwards figures in Lethbridge scheme 'Don't forget. HfHiry, not M wont About thoso Tiie groundwork for major developments in the city's cen- tral business dislrict was laid Tiiojvhiy when cily council passer! a bylaw creating a de- velopment .scheme for a part of the downtown area. Council adjourned until Thursday morning when nego- tiations between the city and developers, including W o od- wards Stores Ltd., will be view cd. Ti'e Thursday meeting he lo ''shore up any ends" concerning agreement IttLwcen the city and develop- ers, Ma yor A ndy Anderson said. If the agreements arc ac- to nil partic.s an an- nminremen' by the oty ?wi 'lo vclnjv.-rs v ill follow- ing HIE meeting. The bylaw parsed Tuesday will have a "levhfic impact on the economy and Ihe future of the the mayor snid. Thirty people, mostly land- owners in the development Fchome aren, all ended Iho pub- lic hearing on the bylaw hut voiced r.o opposition to tho pro- JCI'I. 1 lol i B a bki. a la wyer repre- sent ing one of the landowners, questioned one point in the law. however, concerning the closure of streets and tones in (lie: arc.r Mr. Bnbt-.i drjip, frt in 11 ic 1 ,1 for t he st red closures supgosting that with- out an explicit date, his client be put at a disadvantage in dealing with the city for the sale of the land. Mayor Anderson assured Mr, Bahki lhat his client's land would be nurcl'rvcd for the1 fuiv niirkel pricf long bcfoic the slrecils would be closed. He added that plans call for clos- ure of 5tb Ave between 2nd and -1th St., 3rd and -1th St. from '1111 to Gth Ave. ami the lanes in ihr pprinc of 1971. The Kchrrnr il-'-Hf FCS (be aren Jrom -lib to Bill Ave. S. south and west of 5th Si. PLAN An i nt egr a ted devel opmen t of commercial and public facil- ities will go into (he area. A minimum of 1 square feet fit commercial development, in- chidinp oi-o or mo'C depart- ment 5ioro, specialty shop, res- Iri'.irant, cinema, office strue- lure and service station is p] a nncd in con j unc (Son vri t U government offices and open .spncc. A parkins west of Civl Si 8.. lo hold parl of the 900 car parking requirements for the development. Mil] be linked to Ihe area by a pedestrian over- pass. .Studies into the possibility of establishing a Focnnd develop- ment scheme for the rest of tlie doivntown area were recom- mended for some time in the future hy Lawrence Smith, es- ceulive of tlie Olcimnn River Planning Com- mission. No action was taken on tha suggestion. ;