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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta High 70, Sunny The lethbtidge Herald VOL. LXV No. 222 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Dockmen could return Tuesday ECONOMIC DEPRESSION The question being asked by ecologisls and legislators, and increasingly answered in Ihe affirmative, is this: do tho economies of strip mining result in en- vironmental depression? The rather graphic evidence of this abandoned mine in the Odd Creek watershed of the Crowsnest Pass raises the more specific concern of the effect of such mining activity on rivers and streams the only sources of water for many communities. (Sea itory and other pictures cm Page 13.) OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons gave third and final read- ing to a bill to reopen tha Etrike-bound British Columbia ports today and the legislation was sent to the Senate. The Senate was to sit at noon MDT to consider the bill and it was expected that it would get royal assent later in the afternoon. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Trudeau continued to keep mum about election plans. He was expected by many to fol- low royal assent with an an- nouncement that Canada would go to the polls Oct. 30. The Commons, which had been called into special session to pass the emergency legisla- tion, sped the bill through in just about six hours of debate Thursday and today. It was introduced by Labor Minister Martin O'Connell Thursday and by Thursday night was well into detailed de- bate by committee of the whole House. The MPs cleared up a tew loose ends today and gave it third reading just before 1 p.m. No nays were heard in the voice vote. There was not expected to be any major delay in the Senate. Social Credit bludgeoned by electorate with the often hamfisled rule of a government 20 years in power, an llth-hour scare over a successor to Premier W. A. C, Bennett and a split vote combined Wednesday to shatter the last viable baslion of Social Credit power in Canada. With only 10 members elected and all but Hires cabinet minister casualties in a New Democratic Party landslide, the 71-year-old Mr. Bennett is almost certain to bow out of politics in the near future. The Socrals1 defeat, coupled with their loss last year to the Conservatives in Alberta, leaves Heal Caouello's 13-man Social Credit contingent with its sol- id power base in rural Quebec the only fighting force left to the party. And when Mr. Caouelte goes it could spell the death knell of the party as a voice in Can- adian politics. For British Columbia, the spotlight now shifts to the government of premier-elect Dave Barrett, a 41- year-old social worker who surprised even himself with tha large margin of victory. But In the months to come more attention will bo given to the resurgent Conservative party, one of the factors in the Social Credit defeat. The Tories had not elected a member to the house since 1953, when they had one representative, and al- though they now have only two members, the party is likely to step into the area vacated by Social Credit. The fact that it gained 13 per cent of the popular vote from a standing start shows it could build as a credible future alternative to the NDP. The Liberals stood still at five members elected and their percentage of the popular vote declined. The entrance of the Tories in an all-out effort split the so-called private-enterprise vole three ways and left a clear run for the NDP. But the Social Credit party itself had to take a large part of the blame for ils crushing ilefeal. First, tho Bennett administration had become to many a government by cabinet order, with the premier keeping an iron-fisted hand on the reins of power. Unpopular labor legislation, government controls on the salarier, of some professional groups, charges of inattention lo the needs of the elderly, and concentra- tion on the export of raw resources at the expense the development of job-oriented secondary Industry clacked the deck against Ihe Socrcds. Then came a feeling of unease over the retirement plans of the premier as he approached liis 72nd birth- day. In the last rlays of the campaign, long-time rum- blings within the parly over succession eninfed into the open with a newspaper siiuy quoting Rehabilitation Minister Phil Gaglardi as criticizing the administration ai.i putting himself forward as the man best siu'ted to move into the premier's chair. Two other cabinet ministers acknowledged they were ready to contest the leadership when the premier stepped down. .lust what Ihe impact of the leadership squabblo was at that late stage of the cmapaign is open to de- bate. Preliminary hearing date set David William Thrcinen, 24, is to appear Oct. 19 for prelim- inary hearing into a charge of non-capital murder in the death of Angela Huemer, 1C, on the Dominion Day holiday. Mr. Thrcinen received a mandatory eight-day remand in custody when he appeared be- fore provincial judgo Lloyd Hudson today. Bennett may transfer power early next week The bill orders that longshcr- Ing activities begin forthwith. Reports from Vancouver say that men could be back at work Tuesday. Monday is a holiday, Labor Day. The legislation is designed to keep the ports open at least un- til the end of the year. The ex- pired collective agreement be- tween longshoremen and em- ployers is extended until then or' until a new agreement is reached. Tire bill would start the striking longshoremen in B.C. ports loading gram that has been- piling up since Aug. 7, an- gering both Asian buyers and Prairie farmers. NO RESISTANCE Opposition parlies, eager to move their already warm elec- tion macliines into high gear, reluctantly welcomed the bill hi the Commons. Hastily summoned from their summer recess for the emer- gency sitting, they accepted tha action as necessary in the in- terests of the western economy but did not miss the chance to hit the government on grounds of political opportunism. "There are bound to be ques- tions which will arise as a re- sult of these events and there is confusion and uncertainty about the competence of the spring, It waited two months before similar action to end dock strike in Quebec ports. "That's why people are ask- ing il the government has one- political attitude for westerners and another politics, another attitude, for the people of tha East or the people of Quebec." he said. The legislation would the dockers to return to work a day after it is passed and keep them there until the end of the year, under conditions of tho old contract which expired a month ago. An amendment, proposed by the NDP and accepted by tha government, guarantees tho longshoremen a settlement ret- roactive to Aug. 1, when their contract expired. FISCHER IS CHESS CHAMPION REYKJAVIK, Iceland (CP) Bobby Fischer won his own Olympics today. Tha American challenger captured the world chess championsliip when Boris Spassky of Russia telephoned his resignation in the 21st game, which had been ad- government in respect of the ;ourned overnight. whole said Con- Max Euwe, presid No, thanks, Stanfieid says to KKK MEDICINE HAT (CP) Op- position Leader Robert Stan- field has declined an offer of support for the Progressive Conservative party made by the Alberta Ku Klux Klan. "Mr. Slanfield doesn't want anything to do with the a spokesman for the leader said Thursday in a telephone inter- view from Ollawa. Klan support was offered Al- berta Conservative candidates in the next federal election by Tearlach Mac A1 Phearsion, im- perial wizard of the Klans of Alberta. No Herald Labor Day The Herald will not publish Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day. Display advertisements to ap- pear Wednesday, Sept. 6, must be at The Herald by a.m. Saturday. Classifcd advertisements re- ceived by a.m. Saturday will appear in the Tuesday, Sept. 5 edition. VICTORIA (CP) British Columbia's victor and van- quished, Premier-elect Dava Barrett of the New Democratic Party an4 Social Credit Pre- mier W. Bennett, dropped from public view Thursday but are to switch jobs early next week. Mr. Barrett, whose party swept to power Wednesday by winning 38 seats in the 53-sent legislature, was off on a Labor Day weekend fishing trip with his wife Shirley and their tlireo children. His press secretary- said he would hold a news con- ference early next week to out- line his plans and announce his cabinet. The defeated premier, who held office 20 years through seven elections, stayed at home in Kelowna, only leaving his house for a drive alone through the streets of the Okanagan community where iie settled more than 30 years ago. His aides said he would stay there during the long weekend, then return to Victoria for a meeting with his cabinet. Eleven- of his ministers suffered personal defeat in the NDP sweep. He is expected then lo submit Ms resignation as premier to LAautenant-Govemor John Nich- olson, who would in turn call on Mr." Barrett to form the govern- ment. FORCES CUT Social Credit's representation In the B.C. legislature was cut lo 10 from 38 while the NDP jumped to 38 from 12. The Lib- erals remained at five seats while the Progressive Con- servatives stayed Tit two. In making his cabinet selec- tion, Mr. Barred, has his choice of 11 re-elected members of tho last NDP legislative caucus and 26 MLAs-elect. Mr. Barrett, will head a group of New Democrats whoso average age is 44.2 years. Un- der Mr. Bennett, who be 72 r.ext Wednesday, the govern- ment had an average age of 54.5 years. Meanwhile, defeated Social Credit cabinet ministers had little comment on their future plans. ENOUGH' Rehabilitation Minister Phil Gaglardi said: "The media have been riding, on my back for 20 years, and that's enough." His only comment about the future was that he was looking from his office window "at some beautiful mountains." Asked if this meant he was out of poh'tics, he said he would not talk about it. Attorney-General Leslie Pe- terson and Grace McCarthy, minister without portfolio, de- clined comment. Health Minister Ralph Lof- fmark, a former professor in the faculty of commerce at tha University of said his leave'of absence at'UBC had expired and he was going to re- port back to work there. "Defeated candidates should be neither seen nor he said. "While one is a professor one should be discreet about one's politics." Resources Minister Ray Will- islon, 58, has announced he is quitting politics, citing his age. servative Leader Robert Stanfieid. "There Is one thir.g that Is crystal clear and that is .the un- diluted and indisputable politi- cal motivation displayed by the government in its handling of tliis dispute." New Democrat Leader David who with the rest of his party wore a red carnation in celebration of the NDP victory In Wednesday's British Colum- bia provincial election, echoed this feeling. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette, whose vigorous desk- pounding oratory attested to a healthy recovery from recent sutgery, challenged the govern- ment for acting quickly to end the B.C. strike when, last president of the International Chess Federation, said Spassky had telephoned Lothar Schmid, match referee, shortly before the game was to resume with Enassky in a prob- able losing position. Fischer's victory in the 21st game made the score to Wz in his favor, giving the American the title without the neccssily of further play in the 24-game-limit series. Moderate IRA elements critical of bomb campaign From REUTER-AP BELFAST (CP) The mili- tant Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army was un- der mounting pressure today to call off the bombing campaign that has caused dozens of deaths across Northern Ireland. As leaders of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association prepared to travel to Dublin to intercede with Provisional Chiefs, the Official wing of Ihe IRA joined in criticisrr of the militants. But most observers doubted that the Provisional, who are believel (o have held on to much of their support in man Catholic areas of the north despite the bomb deaths, would pay any heed to pleas for a bombing moratorium. Only three days ago the agrees to ease Japan pressure on U.S. dollar HONOLULU (AP) Presi- dent Nixon and Premier Kakuer Tanaka of. Japan wind up their meeting today, reaching accord on a one-shot Japanese effort to ease the plight of the Uuited States dollar. The agreement, to he spelled out in a joint communique, en- visages Japanese orders for more than billion of 'U.S. goods, wilh the bulk to be paid for in advance. U.S. officials had hoped lo leave Honolulu with a-, agree- ment on longer-range solutions to a deficit in U.S. trade deal- ing with Japan. Such matters, h6wever, are being left largely to future negotiations. Nixon and Tanaka were said to have spent a third of their time in private talks Thursday discussing trade matters. Sit- ting in on their initial dis- cussion were Henry A. Kissin- ger, the president's foreign pol- icy adviser, and Nobuhiko Ush- Iba, Japan's ambassador to the U.S. Provisional command in Dublin issued a warning that their or- ganization will continue tho struggle to drive Britain out of the north "relentlessly and ruthlessly." The official IRA, in a state- ment issued Thursday night in Ulster's second city of derry, described the bombings as "mindless and self-destruc- tive" and denied that the provi- sions have any mandate from the people for their tactics. "When ever did they consult the people on I heir views of the bomhing of shops, hotels, ga- rages and the statement asked. "And espe- cially, when did they ever ask the workers of the various fac- tories whom they blasted out of work STILL HAVE TRUCE The Marxist-leaning Officials, still observing a three-month- old truce is operations against Ihe British Army here, have frequently clashed with the Provisional, a more tradition- ally nationalistic grouping, over tactics in the republican struggle. Lougheed on way to Japan EDMONTON" (CP) A 40- member Alberta government- sponsored economic mission headed by Premier Peter Lougheed left for Japan today. The group, which includes cabinet ministers, civil ser- vants, Industrial executives and s liaison officer from the fed- eral department of industry, trade and commerce, will re- turn Sept. 9. Mr. Lougheed has said tha mission will "stimulate oppor- tunities for Increased Alberta exports to Japan, especially o( agricultural producls." It also would make pacific rim coun- tries aware of Alberta's Inter- est In that part of the world. The mission will investigate co-operative relationships be- tween business and government Ui Japan, Including manpower, employment planning and re- search and development. Seen and heard About town T JARDWORKING Henry and .Jolm Van Shiya besting Bill Havinga in a con- test of "spotting the most girls with bikinis" during work hours Gay Hironka and Karen Nishiyama busily making pjans for a farewell dinner for the closing of the Japanese Garden. Will we still love him.when lie's 53? PET' now a sedate statesman 'Our next guest was actually present at 1936 Olympics.' OTTAWA (CP) Pierre Trudeau, the man with tho red carnation who captured the votes of Canadians wilh his stylish verve in 1968, is the oldest elected government leader in Canada 52, The prime minister inher- ited that dubious honor a- W. A. C. Bennett, 71, went down lo defeat as premier of Brit- ish Columbia after 20 years at the helm. Mr. Bennett's successor, NDP Davo Bar- rett, is 41. When Mr. Trudeau was first elected In June, 1968, only three of the province's 10 leaders were his Prince Edward Island Pre- mier Alex Campbell, former New Brunswick premier Robichaud and former Manitoba premier Walter Vt'eir. But, wilh changes in gov- ernment or leadership hi all but one of the provinces since then, ho nows finds himself the eldest. .Mr. Trudeau, who will be 53 Ocl. 18, is six years older than Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney, 46, the nest oldest elected leader in tha country. Mr. Campbell Is 33 end Manitoba Premier Ed Schre- ycr is 35. Ontario Premier William Davis is 43, his Quebec ctvnt- erpart Robert Bourassa is 39 Frank Moores, New- foundland's leader, is 39, Ger- ald Regan in Nova Scotia Li 43, and Richard Hatfield in Bruns'.vick is 41. Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed is 44. ;