Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SUNNY FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 80-8S The LetHbndge Herald VOL. LXII1 No. 220 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1970 PRICK NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 14 PAGES China Plans To Polish Her Image By WILLIAM L. RVAN AP Special Correspondent China seems these days to be getting ready for a major repair operation to remedy some of the damage done to liev image by three or more years of riotous "cultural revolution." The prospects are foe a less belligerent Peking stance in rriations with the Soviet Union and possibly even toward [he United Stales. This would not mean that the quarrel between Moscow and Peking would be patched up or that China would suddenly regard the U.S. kindly. What is prob- ably means is that some of (he more practical men in Peking are emerging again, now that the smoke of the cultural revolution explosion is clearing. China needs many things desperately, and Irer continued isolation is not helping. Leonid Brezhnev, in his recent Kazakhstan speech on foreign affairs, showed extreme sensitivity on the subject of relations with Peking. The Soviet leader was outraged at reports published In the West that Moscow reached an accord with West Germany only to untie its hands for a prospective showdown with China. On the contrary, said Brezhnev, Moscow tries hard to normalize relations with Peking and join with the Chinese to support revolutionary movements all over the world. Hinted By Peking One reason for the sensitivity is that what was published in the West was also hinted at in the East. China has openly suspected that the Soviet approach to West Germany was an anti-China deal. Brezhnev expects results from Soviet efforts to calm Peking down on their border dispute and make It a less intractable and embarrassing neighbor. Border talks now have gone on more than 10 months. In recent months Moscow and Peking continued sniping at one another but the attacks became less violent than in the past. Meanwhile, there Has been no repetition of border shooting incidents. Premier Chcu En-lai is in the forefront of China's new effort at image-improvement. He is reported plan- ning an extensive trip tliis fall, once again, as in years past, playing the part of a suave travelling salesman for Chinese communism. He is expected to go to sev- eral African countries where China is interested in giving economic aid for political dividends. He prob- ably will go also to Romania and Albania, two Euro- pean Communist capitals friendly to Peking, and to France. Apart from this there is a new surge of diplomatic activity coinciding with what seems a major opera- tion to improve Peking's relations in many areas. There has been notable improvement in the relations between China and the East European Communist bloc nations. Even Yugoslavia comes in for careful Peking treatment; diplomatic relations between Belgrade and' Peking are heading back toward normal. Yugoslavia's leaders were second only to the Moscow politburo as the No. 1 villains In the Peking scenario. Cholera Likely Will Spread To Europe By REUTERS A serious outbreak of cholera with at least cases and more than 60 deaths has occured in the West African country of Guinea, the World Health Organization reported today. Guinean authorities have not given official notifica- tion of the disease and the W.H.O. did not say from where it got Its information. But informed sources said the report came from two W.H.O. experts who have just returned from Guinea. It is Hie first time that cholera has appeared south of the Sahara. Radio Conakry reported earlier that Guinea had decided to leave die W.H.O. in protest over allegations that there was cholera in the country. The radio said that these allegations were denied. A W.H.O. statement issued in Geneva said Uio cases were of the El Tor type of cholera the same strain winch is responsible for the outbreaks in the Soviet Union and the Middle East. A W.H.O. spokesman said the situation was potenti- ally serious, since neither Guinea nor any other West African country has sufficient experience or equipment for dealing with the disease. A W.H.O. team of consultants was sent to Guinea about 10 days ago at the request of the Guinean authorities to help diagnose an unidentified illness with diarrhea symptoms. Meanwhile, health officials in Europe, Africa and the Middle East took special precautions to stop tho spread of the outbreak. As W.H.O. held a conference in Geneva to discuss preventive measures, Spanish health experts said they are convinced tin; disease will reach Europe. Cholera, highly infectious and quick-travelling, is at present affecting parts of the Soviet Union and the Middle East. A total of 35 cases has been confirmed in Israel and on the Israeli-held West Bank of the Jordan. The first fatality occurred Sunday with the death of a seven-year-old Arab girl from East Jerusalem. In Lebanon, there are 32 suspected cases. Anticipating a spread to Europe, Spanish authori- ties have already prepared vaccine doses, a senior health official in Madrid said. Dr. Antonio Muro, director of preventive medicine in Ibo Spanish health directorate, said up to doses are in production and people have been vaccinated at Spanish ports, airports and frontier posts. So far, no been repotted In Talks May Down Krom REUTERS-AP JERUSALEM (CP) Israel again delayed the resumption of the Middle East peace talks in New York following an inconclu- sive cabinet meeting today on the subject. Usually well-informed sources said I s r a e 1 's representative, Yosef Tekoah, was expected to stay on in Jerusalem to attend another session of the cabinet later this week. Although the question of Te- koah's briefing for the talks was ostensibly the reason for the present delay, the sources said a much more fundamental issue was the reported continued Egyptian ceasefire violations in the Suez canal zone. Defence Minister Moshe Dayan felt that the United States, as guarantor of the cease- fire, should publicly acknowl- edge the reported Egyptian mis- sile buildup, they said. He also insisted that Israel should retain the right to all op- tions open to it in the face of the violations, they added. Tekoah, who relumed home for consultations on the first day of the talks, has been here a week. TALKS IN JEOPARDY At the United Nations in Nsw York, diplomats expressed ris- ing concern over Israel's contin- ued absence from the talks and some sources said the whole peace initiative might be threat- ened by tlis delay. The Israeli newspapers Maa- riv and Yediot Aharonot re- ported from Washington that Is- raeli Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin had warned Joseph Sisco, the U.S. assistant, oE state for Middle East affairs, that, the United States faces the prospect of a collapse in the talks unless it gets Egypt to stop the alleged transfer of anti-aircraft missiles closer to the canal. The reports said Sisco met with Rabin before flying to San Clemente, Calif., for the meet- ing President Nixon is holding today with his advisers to dis- cuss the Middle East situation. ri.AY DOWN CHARGES Although the United States has been trying to play down the Israeli charges in an effort to improve the climate for the peace talks, high Israeli sources said Monday Washington has in- dicated in diplomatic contacts it i-scognizes Oie Egyptian viola- tions. But it still has not agreed to make this public as Israel wants, the sources said. Cabinet Shuffle Pending Key Post For Macdonald DONALD MACDONALD Gels Key Post LEO CAD1EUX Goes To Paris OTTAWA (CP) Donald Macdonald, long regarded as a comer in Ilie Trudeau adminis- tration, will replace Leo Cad- ieux as defence minister in a pending cabinet shuffle, in- formants say. Announcement of the change Is expected shortly. Mr. Cad- ieux, 62, goes to Paris as Ca- nadian ambassador to France as part of the deal. Mr. Macdcnald, 38, MP for Toronto Rosedale, gets the key defence portfolio after handling the dual cabinet role of Privy Council president and govern- ment House leader in the Com- mons since Prime Minister Trudeau came to power in 1968. Mr. Macdonald has long been tabbed for higher tilings be- cause of his strong support for Mr. Trudeau in the contest to succeed Lester Pearson as Lib- eral leader and prime minister. The most notable public feat of Mr. Macdonald since then has been lu's piloting of signifi- c a n t Parliamentary rule changes through a reluctant Commons. The changes gave Uie government more power over tho legislative chamber, particularly in Ihe lime taken for legislation to pass through the House. There's no on who will fill Mr. Macdonal'd two cabi- net functions or whether it will be one minister or two. Mr. move to Paris may be linked with the uncer- tain health of Paul Beaulieu, the present ambassador to France. Although back on the job now, Mr. Beaulieu has re- cently had a period of sick leave. Postal Dispute In Showdown Stage Today OTTAWA (CP) The out- come of postal mediation talks may be known late today. Postal mediator Thomas O'Connor said in an interview he will meet union and govern- ment negotiators throughout the day and "we expect to produce some conclusions." Mr. O'Connor saiii Monday it should be apparent by tonight if an agreement can be negoti- ated. Today's discussions are overshadowed by a cabinet meeting at which the year-old contract dispute is a major issue. WAIT ON CABINET Some sources say both sides in the bargaining are waiting for cabinet to examine union and treasury board proposals before making further moves. The government could decide to legislate an end to the dispute. The Council of Postal Unions, representing the postal workers involved in the dispute, announced Monday it has ex- tended a five-day suspension of rotating strikes for 24 hours until tonight. Council spokesmen said the decision was taken after meet- ings with 22 strike directors from across Canada Monday Jill Bt.luoa WOJiuuu mwiiuuj f f "1 to facffitat' Waterton Will Be Linked The spokesmen had no com- To Great Divide Trail ment on a report released ear- lier by a conciliation board of the Public Service Staff Rela- tions Board which said the post office acted within its powers in shutting down post offices in some areas hit by rotating strikes. The council has staged rotat- ing strikes for three months to support its demands, with the government retaliating by clos- ing down some regional offices. CHARGE INTIMIDATION The postal unions had charged the government with intimida- tion. Prime "Minister Trudeau, who returned Monday from pa Medi- terranean holiday, presided at the cabinet meeting under pres- sure of a demand by Conserva- tive Opposition Leader Robert Etanfiflld that Parliament be re- called to decide the postal issue. Mr. Trudeau said before leav- ing on his vacation that he was giving the mediator a week or 10 days to bring the dispute to a conclusion before the govern- ment took action. OTTAWA (CP) Trails in Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Koo- tenay national parks are being connected to form what will be caled the Great Divide Trail, a march of 360 miles for none but the serious hiker. Eventually, federal park au- thorities here say, the Great Divide Trail will bo linked with others in Waterton Lakes Na- tional Park and the United States Great Divide Trail to form a 500-mile hike on t h e western spine of the continent. All but 18 miles of the Cana- dian trail exist and priority is being given completion, a news release says. Overnight shelters will be placed every eight miles or so. Loop trails will enable hikers to branch off to popular areas of the parks. Though the trail will be long, it won't be rugged and anyone with boots and pack should be able to make it. Calgary hiker Philippe Delas- allc, an architect, suggested such a trail in 1967. It will leave the divide in Koo- tenay park to pass b y Floe Lake, skirting Lake O'Hara, in Yoho park and following the Amiskwi Valley and Howse Pass back into Banff park. In Jasper Park it will pass through Maligne Valley into the townsile of Jasper and from there southwest to the boundary of Mount. Rpbson Provincial Park in British Columbia. Wakes Up, Finds Himself Swimming In Atlantic King Hussein Escapes Attempt On Life AMMAN, Jordan (Reuters) King Hussein escaped an at- tempt on his life this afternoon when Ins motorcade was fired upon on the road to Amman air- port, the prime minister's office announced. Nixon's Vietnam Policies Upheld SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) William Honeywill woke and found himself swim- ming in the Atlantic. He de- cided to make for Madeira. He told his story on arriving today aboard the South African liner S. A. Vaal, which retrieved him Friday 1 life hours after he fell off the ship. Honeywill, 28, a ceramics engineer from Johannesburg, fell over the side shortly after the slu'p left the Canary Is- lands for Soulhamptor, The impact with the water knocked him unconscious. "I recovered consciousness for about five seconds and saw the tail end of the boat he reported. "I thought to myself, 'I have fallen over, so I had better start swimming.' Then I passed out again. NOT A STRONG SWIMMER "I woke up about 6 a.m. and found myself still doing a gentle breaststroke. I was sur- prised because I'm not a strong swimmer. "I'm not a very good navi. gator, but I thought I might be able to make the Madeira coast. "ft was a beautiful morn- ing. I thought if I was going to drown I would go on a bright and beautiful morning. A reporter asked Honeywill if he had been drinking before he fell overboard. "Mind your own he said. No Herald Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7, celebrated across the nation as the stat- utory Labor day holiday, The Herald will not publish. Com- plete coverage of the holiday weekend activities will be found in Tuesday's edition. Display advertisers are re- minded of the following dead- lines: display advertisements for Tuesday, Sept. 8, must bo at The Herald by noon Fri- dav, Sept. 4, and for Wednes- day, Sept. 9. by a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. Classified advertisements for Tuesday, Sept. 8, will be taken until a.m. Satur- day, Sept. 5. WASHINGTON (CP) The Senate, in a vote that upheld President Nixon's Vietnam pol- icies, refused today to set dead- lines for withdrawal of all American troops. The roll-call "vote was 55 to 39. It turned down a proposal that the troops be pulled out by the end of 1971. The defeat of the "amend- ment to end the war" came as a triumph for the Nixon ad- ministration after months of controversy in which critics de- nounced the measure as a blue- print for the first defeat in American history. But Senators Goerge Mc- Govcrn (Dem. S.D.) and Mark 0. Hatfield (Rep. the principal sponsors of the amendment, said the vote suc- ceeded in demonstrating the depth of national discontent the long and bloody strug- gle in Southeast Asia. "This amendment gave a rallying point to millions of an- guished citizens across this war-weary McGovem told the Senate. WAR CALLED BARBARIC Branding the war the most barbaric and the most stupid conflict in U.S. history., Mc- Govern said: "Every senator in this cham- ber is partly responsible for sending young Americans to an early grave." The defeat of the amendment was all but sealed less than an hour before the vote when Sen- ator John Sherman Cooper (Rep. considered a key figure by the Hatfield-McGov- ern forces, announced he would not support it. Cooper said the Congress must place its faith in the pres- ident. TORONTO (CP) Banking sources said today they see lit- tle chance of an immediate re- duction in interest rates on con- sumer loans following the bank rate cut announced by the Bank of Canada. The central bank reduced its bank rate by one half of a per- centage point to per effective today, pulling the rato back where it was between Dec. and March A spokesman for the Cana- dian Imperial Bank of Com- merce said the reduction was not unexpected and seemed ap- propriate. "It will not necessarily have any impact on chartered bank rates on consumer loans, which' still are subject to supply and he said. "We see no change in the im- mediate future." RATES DOWN IN U.S. Other banking sources said the bank rate reduction was no surprise because interest rates in the United States have been declining. These reductions In the U.S. create problems for the Cana- dian foreign reserve treasury, which already is filled to record levels. If Canadian interest rates re- main high while U.S. rates drop money from the U.S. be- gins to flow into Canada to take advantage of the favorable rates. Interest rates In the U.S. now are slightly below those in Can- ada. Further reductions in the U.S. would have upset the bal- ance had the Canadian govern- ment not reduced its bank rate. REFLECTS TREND President Allan T. Lambert ol the Toronto Dominion Bank said the reduced bank rale means that the federal government can move away from the restrictive monetary policy of the early part of thus year. Donald Anderson, a vice-pres- ident of the Royal Bank, said: "I think this simply indicates that the central bank would like to see more money around. The reduction is designed to im- prove the economy." In Montreal, the Bank of Montreal said it is not planning any immediate action as a re- sult of the cut in the bank rate. Plastic Heart Developed MADRID (Reuters) Ar- gentine heart surgeon Salva- dor Liotta disclosed today that- scientists arc ready in Madrid with a plastic heart which could be installed perma- nently in a human patient. They hope to implant the artificial heart, which has a portable power supply the size of a small suitcase, in a pa- tient before the end of this year. The team will start cx- perimenls next, month during which Ihey will put the plastic hearts in live calves ones a week. The new project is the work cf a team from (he Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Tex., wlu'ch has been carrying out research ben under s co-. operation agreement between the institute and the Spanish government, Dr. Liotta and his brother Domingo began research on artificial hearts in 1959 in Cor- doba, Argentina, and have since worked at the Houston institute with U.S. heart sur- geon Dsnton Cooley. MODEL PERFECTED "My brother Domingo is the designer of the artificial heart and the model we are using in this new project has been per- fected in my laboratory here in Liolla said. The portable power supply, which allows a patient "to walk from one place to an- other carrying his little tuiU was designed by an American scientist, Dr. Carlos Martin.' Previous artificial hearts have been designed for use only in the interim period be- fore transplantation of human liearts. The new project aims at giving a patient a perma- nent plastic heart lor the first. time, Liotla said. Advantages of the artificial heart listed by Liotfa are: No rejeclic.ii problem, no ethical or moral problems; availabil- ity in imlimiled quantities in any size and available to hos- pitals all uvor Ihe world. lie did not give technical details of Ihe portable power supply, but said that it weighs (oven or eight pounds. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN r-ALGARY FUTURITY Sweepstakes ticket hold- er John McColl discovering he has all sorts of helpful suggestions on how to spend the first prize he hasn't won yet Louis Soop rising to the ire of Jim Twig at 2 recent golf tourney by marking the score card each time Jim took a stroke Grade 1 teacher Donna Hunt and co-worker Kay Ilecsr. unknowingly at cross purposes as one let students leave with the name tags pinned on while the other picked off as many as pos- sible. Auto Wage Offer Tops Guidelines Deny Arms Dad BONN (Renters) The West German foreien oftica has de- nied press rc-norls from Athens that West Germany is negotiat- ing arms sales lo Greece. Tho rcporls said West Germany is considering selling Greece heavy armaments, including planes and (.auks. TORONTO (CP) The Big Three automobile manufactur- ers presented economic propos- als to the United Aulo Workers today which appear to exceed the government guideline figure of a six-per-cent increase. General Motors of Canada Ltd., which employs about half UAW workers at Big Three planls in Canada, pro- posed a 7.5 per-cent increase for the first year of a three-year contract. The GM proposal for an in- crease of 26 to 45 cents that would bring the wage range to between and an hour for most UAW workers at GM plants. The GM proposal includes 11- cenLs-an-hour in cost-of-living adjustments earned over from Ilia previous three-year contract riffo'liafed in 1967. The old con- tract expires Sapt. 14. The Ford Motor Co. of Can- ada Ltd. wage proposal was also for a minimum 26-cenl.s- an-honr increase in tits first year of (lie conlract. MATCH U.S. OFFERS The wage proposals for Cana- dian workers match (ioee of- fered UAW workers in the United States. The union achieved wage parity with the U.S. employees in Ihe contract negotiated in 1967. Fringe bene- fits for Canadian workers will differ from those in the US. be- cause of differences in Canadian law and g3veminer.t programs. The GM proposal to the Cana- dian negotiating team made at a meeting in Toronto, Ford met with the union at Windsor, and Chrysler Canada Ltd. negotiators met at a joint meeting in Detroit with negotia- tors for the parent U.S. com- pany and the union. Under the GM proposal, the lu'ghssl classification of hourly worker, a die sinker, WDiiId get an hour by the end of the contract, if the" maximum cost- of-living adjustment is made. Present, rate is Fine Polluters SYDNEY. Australia (Reuters) The stale of New South Wales announced Tuesday that anyone polluting waterways will he liable lo a maximum fine o( SI 1.400 and half lhat suja a day for continuing offences.