Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thvirxfey, Octobtr WO THE LETHUIDGE HKAID Bread-And-Butter Issues Enliven U.S. Campaign By THE CANADIAN PRESS With less than a week left be- fore the U.S. congressional elections, bread-and-butter is- sues have suddenly enlivened the political campaigning. Big Labor accused the Nixon administration of deceiving the public in claiming improve- ment omy. in the American econ- The administration in- Mrs. Laporte Pleaded For Help MONTREAL (CP) Louis- Philippe Lacroix, Qubeec Lib- eral party whip, says Mrs. Pierre Laporte wrote letters to her husband's colleagues and friends before he was killed by kidnappers, urging them to help save his life. Mr. Lacroix, who represents the Magdalen Islands in the legislature, said in an interview on radio station CKLM that the labor minister's wife asked them to help "not only in Que- bec, but other levels." Mr. Lacroix said "the pre- mier, all members of his cabi- net and all members of the as- did all that was hu- manly possible for the return of this great man." Mr. Laporte was kidnapped by members of tie terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec Oct. 10 and was found strangled to death a week later. sisted there has been improve- ment. "There is no economic up- turn in AFL-CIO Presi- dent George Meany said, and added that things could get worse. He cited a 10-per-cent rise in living costs and nearly two million more unemployed in Nixon's first 20 months in office. Herbert Stein, top Nixon eco- nomic adviser, countered by saying the rate of inflation is declining, production output no longer is falling and the gen- eral economy is headed for re- covery. Democratic Speaker John McCormack of the House of Representatives charged the administration had planned to withhold until after the Nov. 3 elections a new report showing five more major industrial cit- ies with substantial unemploy- ment of 6 to 8.9 per pared with the national rate of 5.5 per cent. FIGURES CONFIRMED The labor department con- fir m e d McCormack's figures and released the report, but de- nied any intent to withhold it. The report added the Los An- geles-Long Beach, San Diego and San Bemardino-Riverside- Ontario areas of California, along with New Brunswiek- Perth Amboy, N.J., and Law- rence-Haverhill, Mass., to the list of substantial jobless areas. That brings the total to 38 of 150 major industrial areas with substantial unemployment. Meany said in an interview administration claims of eco- nomic improve ment are: "plain, ordinary calculated de- ception." has not been an im- provement and there is no in- iication that there is going to 3e an improvement." Government May Form Alberta Planning Fund CALGARY (CP) The pro- vincial government may estab- lish an Alberts Planning Fund at the next sitting of the legis- lature, Municipal Affairs Min- ROAD MAP OF GLASPHALT Children take a look ot ond get the feel of a city street in Fullerton, Col., which is the first in the U.S. made with a new paving mat- erial composed of more than a million used gloss bottles and called glasphalt. The road is in a relatively remote area and is. only 600 feet It is made of almost -the same materials used for ashphalt paving, with glass substituted for gravel and stone. Mechanic Goes On Trial In Wartime Deaths Case LESKOVAC, Yugoslavia (CP AP) Yugoslav-born Radovan Mirkovich, 60-year-old retired auto worker from St. Cathar- ines, Out., goes on trial here Thursday on charges of havinf taken part in the execution o: seven Yugoslav partisans in 1942, while fighting on the side of the royalist Chetnick troops. He was arrested last summer as he came for his first post- war visit to Yugoslavia, in an expensive car, to visit relatives at the Serbian village of Konjar- nifc. Bl SIMPSONS-SEARS CRIMPLENE The Easy Care Fashion Fabric In 60" Widths 3 Days Only 3" yd. Plan to sew and save now on all your dress fashions for the coming festive season. Choose from a wide selection of fully washable plain shades. Printed Crimpknit .99 4 YD. SALE ENDS SATURDAY SHOP TQN1GT UNTIL 9 P.M. Dragic Stankovic, the investi- gative judge, said Mirkovich ac- knowledged the charges, even volunteering, details that were missing. The judge said Mirkov- ich told how he joined with 20 other people of his village the royalist Chetnik company of Blagoje Doderovic, who rose against Nazi occupiers in 1942. A few days later his company clashed with Communist parti- sans led by Marshal Tito. After a three-hour fight the Chetnicks took seven partisans and a par- tisan girl as prisoners. They were tied up and brought to a school at Magas, except for .the girl. ASKED FOR EXECUTIONERS Doderovic asked for "volun- Radovan Mir- kovich and Lazar Damjanovic stepped up and executed the seven partisans, it was charged. In the turmoil of the end of the war, Mirkovich left for Can- ada and took out Canadian citi- zenship in the 1950s. After retiring in Canada, he returned to Yugoslavia to visit relatives, carrying along Chet- nik decorations In his automo- bile. The judge said Mirkovich ap parently forgot that the genera amnesty does not cover criminals." Chetniks had late sided with the Nazis while con tinuing to fight the partisans. Tlie main witness at the tria wVl be Damjanovic. SWITCHED SIDES During the war, Darnjanovi switched to the Communist par tisans and "fought bravely win ning the rank of an officer" in the partisan army, the judgi said. Damjanovic, however, was arrested and sentenced in 1946 to 20 years in prison. After serv ing his term he was let free am was among the first to pinpoin Mirkoyich as the other alleged Chetnifc in the execution squad when Mirkovich returned here. Some 20 other witnesses are expected to testify, possibly in eluding the partisan girl who es caped the execution and now lives in Belgrade. Great interest has been gener- ated in the area of this Serbian city for the trial. Families May Attend Inquest TORONTO (CP) Mr. Jus tice H. G. Gibson of the Ex- chequer Court of Canada rulec Wednesday that families of the victims of an Air Canada Super DC-8 crash last July 5 may at- :end a federal inquiry into the disaster as observers only. Mr. Justice Gibson turned down a request by counsel for the families of eight Los Ange- .es victims of the crash that ,bey be allowed to participate iully and as legal parties at the inquest which starts here Nov. 23. He ruled, however, that their counsel could make suggestions ;o inquiry counsel B. J. Me- Firm Prints Terrorist Supplement ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) A St. John's firm printed Copies of' a special supplement on the terrorist Front de Libera- tion du Quebec for The Cadre, the University of Prince Ed- ward Island student newspaper, it was learned here. Paul Harrington, omlitor of The Muse, student newspaper of Memorial University of New- foundland, said The Cadre's edi- tors were forced to send their material to St. John's after the Charlottetown firm that prints the newspaper refused to touch the FLQ supplement. Mr. Harrington said Robin- son-Blackmore Printing and Publishing Ltd. of St. John's agreed to print the material on the grounds The Cadre had stated in an editorial the .supple- ment was for information only and did not indicate support for the FLQ. Under the War Measures Act it is forbidden to publish state- ments on behalf of the FLQ. Printing was arranged through Tlie Muse which car- ried a similar supplement last week, Mr. Harrington said. There was no immediate com- m e n t from Robinson-Black- niore. Kinnon'to put questions OT cal additional witnesses. Mr. Justice Gibson made the same ruling in regard to.the Ca- nadian Airline Pilots Associa- tion, allowing representatives of that group to attend the inquiry only as observers. The aircraft crashed near To- ronto International Airport after making an abortive landing at- tempt for a stopover here en route to Los Angeles from Mont- real. The disaster claimed1 109 paying passengers, two infants, 22 Air Canada em- ployees and a crew of nine. PARTICIPANTS LIMITED At Wednesday's pre-inquiry hearing, which1 lasted just 35 minutes, Mr. Justice Gibson limited to four the number of parties to be actively involved in the inquiry. He named the estates of air- craft Captain Peter Hamilton, 49, First Officer Donald Bow- land, 39, and Second Officer H. G. Hill, 28, as one party. The other parties are Air Can- ada, the federal department of transport, and McDonnell-Poug- las Corp., manufacturer of the aircraft. The four parties will be al- lowed to have lawyers, who be entitled to call and examine witnesses. An inquest into the disaster, being held by Ontario's super- vising coroner Dr. H. B. Cot- nam, has been adjourned pend- ing the results of the federal in- quiry. The inquiry was ordered by Transport Minister Donald Ja- mieson to determine the cause of the crash. Poultry Sales Ban lu. Effect REGINA (CP) The Sas- catchewan Marketing Board has put into effect regulations [oveming the sale in Saskatch- ewan of out-of-province poultry products. The regulations place limits m sale in Saskatchewan of Toiler chicken, turkey and egg >roducts that are produced out- ide the province, and arc aim- ;d at slopping what Saskatch- ewan producers regard as un- air competition. Fears Loss Of Holidays TORONTO (CP) Donald W. Rolling, national general mana- ger of the Retail Merchants As- sociation of Canada Inc., said here that unless provincial governments assume control of opening hours, retail merchants are in danger of losing all pub- lic holidays, including Christ- mas Day. He told a meeting of inde- pendent businessmen that the responsibility for the hours lies with the provinces and not mu- nicipalities. He said it is impossible for a municipal authority to act when a neighboring municipality de- cides not to regulate opening hours. ister Fred Colborne said Wed- nesday. All municipalities would con- tribute to the fund on a rate connected to their population with some of the larger centres getting a slight reduction in recognition of the costs of their own planning departments. The fund will be added to million operating budget of Alberta's seven regional plan- ning commissions and the plan- ning branch of the municipal affairs department, he told the annual meeting of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Associa- tion. "If we are going to get solid province-wide planning then everybody has to carry his fair share of the load." The plan was based on the concept that every municipal- ity should contribute to the con- trol of pollution, preservation of recreational areas and locating of "nuisance industries." "If we are all serious about the need.to preserve a desirable environment and the quality of life for the future, the first place we must start is with stronger planning at the regional level." "I think the feeling la that those who haven't been carry- ing their fair lend ought to." Mr. Colborne told the 64th in- nual meeting the government was considering revised prop- erty tax assessment for home owners. 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