Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SHOWERS HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 75 The LctMnridgc Herald VOL. LXIII No. 222 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1970 rtUCE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Red Maverick Won't Toe The Line N. CEAUSESCU Uy CY FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer Romania, long-time maverick of the European Communist world, is again asserting its claims to in- dependence despite the power and proximity of its giant neighbor, the Soviet Union. The Romanians have become skilled at maintain- ing their freedom of action in foreign policy and inter- national trade in the face of Soviet pressures for con- formity. The new 20-year friendship pact between the two countries may give Bucharest a more solid framework for its deviations from Communist orthodoxy as pro- claimed from Moscow. Other Communist countries, particularly Czecho- slovakia, have suffered over the years from Soviet insistence on submission to Soviet needs ami wishes. A big factor saving UK Romanians from the fate of Czechoslovakia under the now-disgraced Alexander Dubcek is the way President iVicolae Ceausescu runs his Communist machine at home. Although pursuing close political and commercial ties with Western countries and China, Ceausescu ad- ministers his party organization with a stern hand. He does not Indulge in flirtations with the kind of Western-liberal ideas on organization which Dubcek advocated before the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia two years ago. Thus Moscow can feel assured that Romania's dealings with the West do not mean that Bucharest is selling out to capitalism and leaving a long stretch of Soviet frontier exposed to NATO intrusions. Romania's position has been so skillfully main- tained that it still is able to play off the Russians against China. Ceausescu followed up signature of the new pact with Moscow by permitting publication of a vigorous re-statement of his insistence on what he calls "the full autonomy and independence of each Communist party" in the world. This reiteration of a viewpoint hardly relished by Moscow may indicate that, with the Soviet-Romanian friendship treaty safely signed, Ceausescu feels more confident than ever about the strength of his position. But only the coming months will tell whether the treaty with the Soviet Union is an enduring guarantee of his. country's independence. Moreover, the fact that Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev absented himself from the signing ceremony in Bucharest apparently signified a continuing coolness on Moscow's part towards the non-conformist Ceau- sescu. Yet, the treaty is seen by observers as confirming Romania's special status in the Moscow orbit and re- ducing the tin-eat of Soviet interference in the coun- try's domestic affairs. Lunar Flights Cut By NASA WASHINGTON (AP) The decision to eliminate two Apollo moon missions means that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will have to make a series of readjustments in its space program. Four lunar flights remain. First, NASA will take out of circulation two giant Saturn V moon rockets. These launch vehicles, costing 5135 million each, will become a part of "a national resource of heavy lift rocket capability" NASA Administrator Thomas 0. Paine told a news conference Wednesday. Secondly, many astronauts including six who would have taken a moon flight on the Apollo 15 and 3D missions, now cancelled for budgetary reasons will have to be reassigned. "The astronauts have been very unhappy, along with the scientific community, about the reductions in flights over the past several said Dale Myers, associate administrator for manned space flight. "Many of these men have dedicated themselves to development of the space shuttle." There are 49 on the astronaut rolls. The U.S. has launched 26 of its astronauts on space trips some two or three times, and one, James Lovell four times. NASA also must revise its list of moon landing sites. "We still need to get to the lunar highlands, and rill areas, and we still must get a wide variety geo- logically to make sure of our passive seismic said Dr. John W. Findlay, chairman of the lunar and planetary mission board. Instead of the Apollo 15 spacecraft will) its limited lunar stay and lunar orbit capability, an advanced ver- sion including n lunar rover vehicle will be used, and thus another Apollo 15 site must be selected, Findlay said. NASA is making studies to determine suitable lo- cations for space shuttle work. The space shuttle will be a vehicle that takes off rocket-like but returns to earth like an airplane. A part of the shuttle will separate from the launching' craft, in orbit, to carry astronaut crews to and from three-man orbiting sfcylabs, Recommendations To EndStanfeW Postal Dispute Acce OTTAWA (CP) The member Council of Postal Un- ions have accepted a recom- mendation for settlement of the year-old postal dispute. William Walsh, a Hamilton, Ont., labor consultant with the council, said in an interview today the recommendation now is before the government. Postal mediator Thomas O'Connor of Toronto, who made the recommendations after 15 days of talks, was meeting with representatives of the federal treasury board early today. Mr. Walsh said the recom- mendation is based largely on a minority report by a concilia- tion board appointed in the dis- pute earlier this year under the chairmanship of Judge Rene Lippe. Judge Lippe recommended an increase of about 15.7 per cent over 30 months. The minority report, written Ly Mr. Walsh in his capacity as the union's representative on the board, recommended a 19 per cent increase over 24 months. "It's not what the unions de- serve- -it never it was the best we could Mr. Walsh said. The postal workers were de- manding a 53 cent-an-hour in- crease over 24 months, about 9.5 per cent a year or 19 per cent over 24 months. Mr. Walsh said there were other parts of his earlier recom- mendation that were not in- cluded in Mr. O'Connor's pro- posal but he would not elabo- rate. The unions are demanding im- proved fringe benefits and guar- antees of job securities in addi- tion to a 58-cent-an-hour in- crease over two 9.5 per cent bocst in each year. The government has offered 47 cents an hour over 32 months, a 5.9 per cent increase. Postal workers now earn an average hourly wage of ?3.06. Ottawa Declines To Take Action OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment so far has declined to ac- cept a recommendation for set- tlement of the postal dispute. The recommendation has been accepted by the postal unions. Acting Prime Minister Mitch- ell Sharp toM reporters today Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN AUXILIARY hospital pa- tient and cribbage play- er Anne George finally get- ting a pasted in- side a birthday card Roy Montgomery, in a fun moment at the annual cham- ber of commerce dinner, giv- ing "a very important ad- 1807 20th Ave. S. (his own) Too many doors opening different ways creat- ing a bit of problem for Edna Olafson at the chamber din- ner, and Svcn Ericksen sug- gesting candles on the table at the dinner, "might throw a little light on some of the that the cabinet has examined the report of mediator Thomas O'Connor and that the govern- ment's negotiating team will confer again with the mediator. Mr. Sharp said the govern- ment still is hopeful of a settle- ment. He said no further cabinet meeting has been planned at this time. Mr. Sharp said Mr. O'Connor remains on the job and that the government's negotiating team has been directed to have fur- ther discussions with him today. Prime Minister Trudeau left for an Eastern Quebec tour be- fore tlie cabinet met. The prime minister consulted with C. M. Drury, treasury board president, at the airport. Mr. Drury is responsible for the government's side in the ne- gotiations. Mr. Sharp told reporters after the three-hour cabinet meeting: "I think the prospects (of a set- tlement) are better than they have He declined to say whether the mediator has proposed a wage increase for the postmen beyond the SK per cent set by the government as the guideline for all wage negotiations in Can- ada. Warning TORONTO (CP) Opposi- tion Leader Robert Stanfield warned Wednesday night that he has "no intention" of allow- ing a rift to develop in his Con- servative party. Interviewed in Edmonton, by CBC-TV, Mr. Stanfield admit- ted the party is having dif- ficulty in getting "our message but said he will not allow a split in the party over his leadership. Mr. Stan field's statement came on the heels of a report that six Western Conservative MPs plan to tell their leader that the party h a s a better chance of winning the next election if he steps down. Mr. Stanfield admitted Wed- nesday night the party's for- tunes has been on the down- turn. He hinted that he will take steps to end discontent whan he meets with his caucus next week. MOVE OVER I'M COMING THROUGH No, that's not o new entrant at the Canadian Olympic-training Regatta in Kingston, Ont. The Canada Steamship lines grain carrier Sir James Dunn strayed into the Harbor, causing havoc among the international 14-foot class entries. One boat overturned and several others were cut off from the race course. American yachts continue to dornina te fhs competition, leading nine of the twelve classes. Mideast Ceasefire Violations Evidence Reported By U.S. Peace Talks Remain In Deadlock PARIS (AP) United States Ambassador David Bruce had his first session with North Viet- nam's chief envoy at the Paris peace talks today and appealed for a conciliation to break the long deadlock. But Xuan Thuy said the only way the talks can progress is for the U.S. to renounce "its WASHINGTON (AP) The United States announced today it has evidence of violations of the Mideast standstill ceasefire on the Egyptian side and is tak- ing the issue up with the Soviet Union and Egypt. "We want the violations slate department press officer Robert J. Mc- CIoskey said after making the announcement. U.S. officials said U.S. intel- ligence has determined that there 'have been an increased number of anti-aircraft missile Robichaud Calls October Election JOHN DIEFENBAKER never happy DALTON CAMP slow summer 'Dief Just Wanted Dief To Lead Tories Says Camp YARMOUTH, N.S. (CP) John Diefenbaker, former leader of the Progressive Con- servative party, has never been happy with any leadership other than his own, Dalton Camp said Wednesday. Mr. Camp, here to attend the annual international Tuna Cup match, was commenting on re- ports that a group of western MPs, including Mr. Diefenba- ker, met in Saskatoon last weekend and discussed the party leadership -of Robert Stan- field. "There's no doubt in my mind that the meeting took place in the Eessborough said Mr. Camp, a former national Conservative party president. "A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in downtown Saskatoon. "And I do believe they dis- cussed the leadership, and I be- lievs that Mr. Diefcnbaket ex- pressed himself as not being happy with the leadership. He's never been happy with any- body's leadership except his own. "The whole thing indicates to me it's been a very slow sum- mer." "The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix said Tuesday the Ontario Con- servative party also held a se- cret meeting before the Com- mons adjourned for the sum- mer. The story said the meeting drafted two resolutions, one ask- ing Mr, Stanfield to resign. The second resolution asked that, failing resignation. Mr. Stanfield agree to barnstorm the country with Mi-, Diefenba- ker in an attempt to unite Hie party and defeat the Liberals in the next federal election. Mr. Stanfield said there was no truth to the rumors and called the reports "absolute nonsense." FREDERICTON (CP) New Brunswiekers will go to the polls Monday, Oct. 26, for their fourth provincial election in 10 years. The general election call, au- tomatically superseding two im- portant byelections that had been set for Oct. 13, was made by Premier Louis J. Hobichaud Wednesday following a two-hour meeting of the Liberal Party caucus. Tin byelections, one of which had been scheduled in tradition- ally Conservative Albert and the other in the swing riding of Res- t i g o u c h e, could have made standings extremely close in the province's 58-seat legislature. The vacant Restigouche seat was last held by a Liberal. There were 29 Liberals, 26 Conservatives, 1 Independent Liberal and 2 vacancies in the house at dissolution. The premier, who appeared on television shortly after mak- 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 be at The Herald by noon Fri- day, 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. S. ing the announcement, said it was important "in many re- spects" that an election be held in New Brunswick this fall. New programs and policies that would involve substantial federal participation were on the drawing board, he said, and "a renewed mandate" would strengthen h i s government's bargaining position with Ot- tawa. He told reporters there was no key issue that influenced him to call the election but it was important at the outset of the 1970s that the government pro- grams and policies be placed before the electorate. The last provincial election was Oct. It will be the third election for Mr. Kobichaud since lie won off- ice in I960 by ousting the PC ad- ministration of former premier Hugli John Flemming. He was re-elected in 1963 and 1967 cam- paigns. sites installed on the Egyptian side of the Suez canal truce line, in violation of the standstill agreement. There is also evi- dence of previously unoccupied sites now having weapons in- stalled and of movement of equipment into the standstill zone, they said. McCIoskey declined to make a judgment as to whether the vio- lations had been serious enough to swing the Mideast military balance against Israel. But he made plain the U.S. wants to prevent the c e a s e f i re from breaking down and to promote the lagging Arab-Israeli peace settlement talks. Miclieners To Attend Homecoming .'.......O EDMONTON Gov.- Gen. Roland Michener and his wife will be the guests of honor at tlie. University of Alberta 1970 homecoming Oct. 16-18. The university said today it has sent out more than invitations to alumni for the weekend celebrations that will feature a banquet and ball under Mr. Michener's patron- age. Born at Lacombe, Alia., the governor general graduated from the university in 1920 and is a member of the class being honored this year. "Mei Oh I retired here, I'm with the peace talks'.' policy of prolonging and widen- ing its war of aggression" and abandon what he called its neo- colonialist aims in South'Viet- nam. Thuy, in his first appearance since December, asserted that North Vietnam remains firmly iehind the Viet Cong's peace proposals which include a re- quest for a unilateral with- drawal by the United States from Vietnam. Bruce said in.his statement at the meeting that the single es- sential condition for a negoti- ated peace is for South Vietnam to determine its own future without outside interference. Plan Big Welcome For Nixon, Ordaz CORONADO, Calif. (AP) A big parade, pickets and a crowd officials predict will reach are expected to greet. President Nixon and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in (his seaside city today. The two presidents and 700 guests including former presi- dent Johnson were gathering for a White House-style stale dinner Nixon is giving Diaz Ordaz to- night in a display of Mexican- American friendship. Decorations, bleachers and welcoming (igu wera up and 65 marching units were poised for the parade, along with beauty queens and horse riders. City officials have been work- ing hard to make this a warm welcome with a big tournament and all the ceremonial trap- pings to celebrate California's bicentennial as well as the visit of the presidents. Hundreds of free buses were put into service to the Mexican border town of Tijuana to bring visitors to this community of Viet Cong Observe Anniversary SAIGON (AP) The North Vietnamese observed the 25th anniversary of their independ- ence Wednesday with a vow to fight on to the end. However, there was little action on the battlefields. Only small-scale fighting was reported in South Vietnam. However, the S'aigon allies re- mained on full alert. They still anticipated a surge in Communist attacks today to mark the first anniversary of the death of North Vietnam's founding p r e s i d e n t, Ho Chi Minh. The tone of Hanoi's national day observance Wednesday, marking the declaration of inde- pendence in 1W5, was set in a speech in the North Vietnamese capital by Premier Pham Van Dong. "We are fighting to win genuine independence and lie said. "So long as these sacred objectives arc not reached, we will fight on no nutter bow long it will take."