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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THJ IETHBR1DGE HERAIB Tueiday, Otloter 31, 197J e, Vietnam agree to resume peace talks WASHINGTON (AI'l Dip-' lomatic sources say the United States and North Vietnam have agreed to resume negotiations that con Id lead to a ceasefire in Indochina by Sunday. These sources, members of the foreign diplomatic corps, said South Vietnamese Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu could expected to sign the agree- ment despite Saigon's strident statements in recent days that President Thieu would rot sign. When word of the impending peace agreement broke last SC may support Grits or Tories ROUYN, Que. (CP) Real i Caouette, federal leader of tiie Social Credit party, said Mon- day night he is svilling to sup- port either the Liberals or the Conservatives as the next gov- ernment. Mr. Caouelte was con- vincingly re-elected in his own riding of Temiscamingiie by more than votes, the big- gest majority since he entered the House of Commons in 1948. Early today his party had elected 13 and was leading in two ridings. The party's share o{ the popular vote in Quebec increased to almost 25 per cent in this election from 17 per cent in 1963. Mr. Caouette said he recog- nizes that ttie New Democratic Several recounts. expected By TIIE CANADIAN PRESS There's bound to be one re- count in the aftermath of Mon day's federal election and there probably will be about 15- The election that was a cliff- hanger in national seat totals had a good clutch of ultra-tight individual races as well. llndar changes made to elec- tion law in 1970. an automatic recount system is in effect for any riding where the winner had less than a 25-vote margin. For any margin wider than that, the candidate who wants the rerount has to post a deposit. The only completed vote count early today that showed an imder-23 margin was in On- tario riding, where Conserva- tive Frank McGec finished 12 votes ahead of Liberal Norman Cafik. But there were some other real squeakers. Recounts in close ridings must take place within six days of the official count by the chief electoral office. But snow in some of the more northerly re- gions could delay the official count scheduled for Thurs- day-----for a weeX or two. Party and not Social Credit nolds tlie balance of power. Earlier in the evening, he had told supporters the Social Credit would be in the buggy seat, running the government with a whip. Drinking coffee, the bleary- eyed Mr. Caouette stayed on at liis committee headquarters past midnight with a handful of his supporters wiio had num- bered about 500 earlier in the evening. "The NDP may have the bal- ance of power, but the govern- ment will still have to compose with he said, adding that there would be no coalition but he would be willing to support a government that would gov- ern along the lines established in the Social Credit program. Mr. Caouette said that during the campaign, the Con- servatives had the platform closest to that of Social Credit. Mr. Caouette said the Con- servatives had basically the same position as Social Credit on the guaranteed annual in- come, Increasing old-age pen- sions and removing the 11-per- cent tax on building materials. I don't see the NDP aligning themselves with the Con- he said. "I'm ready for another federal elec- tion in sue mouths If there is need for one." week. North Vietnam called on the United Stales to sign the documents today, as it said Ihe U.S. agreed to do in the origi- nal drafts. But White House Press Secre- tary Ronald Ziegler told report- ers Monday "we would not sign such an agreement until the conditions are right.11 Meanwhile, it was learned that Canada, Indonesia, Hun- gary and Poland are being named to an international su- pervisory control commission to oversee the ceasefire in Viet- nam, Laos and Cambodia. The commission would suc- ceed the International Control by India with Canada and Poland as was set up in 1954. India lost its role because of opposition from South Vietnam, the United States and China. American officials say India no longer can be regarded as an independent neutral. CANADA TO SEND TROOPS? Last week, sources in Ottawa disclosed that the defence de- partment is studying plans to send as many as men to Vietnam as a peacekeeping Britain plans world action on hijacks LONDON (CP) The speech rom the throne opening the ew session of Parliament said oday that Britain will press for ough international action to tamp out hijackings and other orms of terrorism. The speech, written by Conservative government and outlining its legislative pro. jram, was read by the Queen >etore both Houses of Parlia- ment. The throne speech said the government is pressing hard [or an international agreement that would impose severe sanc- tions against countries failing to take action against hijackers and terrorists. WANTED SIX STEEL FILING CABINETS AND SAFE. Phone Vauxholl force. Canada might also opt to send, a communications unit or a medical or headquarters staff. The state department would not comment on the diplomatic reports of resumption of nego- tiations or selection of mem- bers of the supervisory com- mission- But Harry Dent, one of President Nixon's key politi cal advisers, said Monday night at Atlanta he doubts any settle- ment can be reached within a week. There were "still some important things unsettled." Nixon administration officials said Monday there is no word from North Vietnam about the time and place of the final ses- sion of talks which the U.S. says is needed. In Saigon, U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker conferred with President Thieu for an hour today in a session appar- ently aimed at resolving differ- ences in the draft peace agree- ment. The tentative settlement would end the fighting and Iwmbing within a day of the signing, bring home all Ameri- can forces in conjunction with release of all prisoners within 60 days, and provide for nego- the tiations between the Viet Cong and Saigon government on set- ting up elections in South Viet- nam. Saigon contends the agree- ment would set up a coalition government, and does not re- quire withdrawal of North Viet- namese troops from the south. Horner retains Crowfoot riding Allen Sulatycky, Liberal in-] cumbcnt in Rocky Mountain, was beaten by Conservative Joe Clark, while Conservative in- combent Jack Homer was sol- idly reinstated in the Crowfoot riding in Monday's federal elec- tion. The Hocky Mountain vote, with 206 of 230 polls reported, was Mr. Clark Mr. Sul- atycky Al Cheney, New Democratic Party, and Brian Ganske, Social Credit, 477. In Crowfoot, with 240 of 246 polls counted, Ihe vote was Mr. Horner Andy McAlistcr, 27 in killed crash BARI, Italy (AP) All 27 persons aboard an Italian air liner were killed Monday nil when the plane crashed and burned near an isolated farm house, airline officials said. The 24 passengers and three crev members all were believed ti he Italian. Authorities reported Ilia tree persons in the farmhous scaped injury although chunk the plane's fuselage set it 'ire. The twin-engined Fokker was n a flight from Naples to Bari nd Brindisi. OTTAWA at Ihe largest Conservative win in lethbridge in years Ken Hurlburt raised a fist in salute to a poster of Robert Slanfield, the Tory leader Mr. Hurlburl claims has been a successful businessman and would make just as successful a prime minister. Mr. Hurlburt sent the national leader a telegram pledging his support.__________________________________________-Photo -fay Rick Ervin B.C. voters give Liberals one-seat edge over Tories Jbcral, Jim Green, So- ial Crelil, and Gloria New Dcraoc r a 11 c 'arty, Mr. Horner, 45, a Pollockville rancher ami MP since 1958, vas seen as one of (he most jopular Conservatives in Al- >crla a view the election has confirmed. The defeat of Mr. Sulatycky, a Whilecourt lawyer elected 'or Ihe first lime in 196S, was not unexpected- In the last elec- tion he won by votes, but two Conservative candidates split more than that many votes between themselves Mr. Clark, 33, an Edson free lance writer who was executive assistant to national Conserva- tive leader Robert Stanfield until 1971, was the lone Conser- vative in the Hocky Mountain contest this time. Iti the southern Alberta por- tion of the Rocky Mountain rid- ing the fight was close. As an unofficial final count was in Monday night, Mr. Clark with to Mr. Sulatycky's led by a narrow 88 votes. The defeat of Gloria McGow- an in Crowfoot was a bitter pill to the NDP who had pinned their hopes on the outspoken attractive 23 year-old N a n t o n ranch wife. Unofficial returns for the southern portion of the riding were Mr. Horner .1.747, Mr. Mc- Alistcr 866, Mr. Gren 634 and Mrs. McGowan 538 votes. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Letlihridgc...... 36 30 Pincher Creek M 20 Medicine Hat...... 29 24 Edmonton ........44 29 Grande Prairie 45 35 .14 32 23 Banff.......... ..29 23 Calgary ..........44 26 The crack government also will down on the growing wave of violent crimes in Brit- a i n pressing plans to strengthen the police, prison and probation services and in- troduce legislature to reform the law and administration of justice. On Northern Ireland, the speech said the government is determined to end terrorism and violence there. 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