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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 80. The Lethbndge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 227 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 40 PAGES Kosygin visit may assist in relations By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON (CP) Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin's planned visit to Canada is viewed here primarily as an indication of Russia's extreme concern at signs of a possible easing of tensions between the United States and China. Observers also add that the visit, beginning Oct. ]8, is a clear acknowledgement of the favorable in> presri' made on Soviet leaders by Prime Minister Trudi during a visit to Russia earlier this year. commentators said Kosygin may be hoping U> receive an invitation to visit U.S. President Richard Nixon while in Canada. Many suggest that the United Nations would be the likely location of such a meeting. Sources say Soviet leaders place great importance en the possibility of a summit conference with Nixon before the president's planned trip to China early next year. China gains Officials here appear convinced that the reason Soviet leaders are planning extensive trips to many parts of the world soon is to counter what they fear may be substantial diplomatic gains by China. British sources say they believe the Russians are trying to convince the world of their peaceful intenl and counter moves, particularly by the Americans, to strengthen tics with China as a method of combatting Soviet influence. The feeling here is thai both Moscow and North Viet- nam fear that Peking and Washington may be planning "an Indochina deal" without consulting other Commun- ist elements in that area. Some commentators said Kosygin's visit should re- move all international doubts about (he strength of his position in the Soviet leadership. He remains solidly placed in the powerful Russian bureaucracy, they con- tended. Most British newspapers also saw the planned visit as aimed primarily at developing closer contact with Washington. Heath-Lynch talks provoke disappointment Hy KEVIN DOYLE LONDON (CP) Results of a two-day meeting between the prime ministers of Britain and the Irish Republic have provoked hitler disappointment and grow- ing fears of increased bloodshed in Ulster. The discussions ended with Britain rebuffing a plan by Premier Jack Lynch of the Irish Republic for four-sided talks on solving the Northern Ireland prob- lem. Instead, the British government of Prime Minister Edward Heath proposed lalks between Britain and rep- resentatives of all shades of opinion in Northern Ire- land which would exclude the republic. Heath's Conservative government hopes to meet members of the Northern Ireland government as well as representatives from opposition parties, the Roman Catholic Church and other minority groups. But the British initiative appreared in jeopardy today. Some opposition spokesmen in Belfast, who have boycotted the Ulster Parliament since internment with- out trial was introduced for terrorists last month, In- dicated they will not attend the proposed meeting be- cause of what they called unacceptable pre-conditions. Sets conditioiM Home Secretary Reginald Maudling said earlier that anyone taking pan in the discussions would have to agree that there could be no sunpoi-t for violence in Ulster and Ihey would also have to discourage civil disobedience. types of action are seen by many members of the Ciilholic minority as the only means of halting whai. Ihcy consider is a suppression of their rights by the ['rotestant majority. Commentators today expressed fear that many of Umse in Northern Ireland had Imped for some form of peaceful solution to the Ulster crisis now may turn to intensified violence as a method of solving their difficulties. British newspapers were generally skeptical that the agreement between llcalh ard Lynch to continue consulUlions will produce any significant future agree- ment. The mass-circulation Sun carries a front-page head- line: "Ted's Peace Talks Flop." The newspaper says the meeting must be consider- ed a failure from riny point of view. Tlic Fmanckil Times .says: "7'he gap between Lon- don and Dublin }awns as wide as ever over the best method of solving the Ulslcr crisis." The Daily Express says hopes for any immediate agreement between Britain and the Irish Republic have been "effectively scuppered." One of the major obstacles preventing any funda- mental agreement IBrilain and the Irish Re- public was Lynch's demand lh.it any lalks involving flic Dublin, London and UlsItT governments also in- clude members of minority opposition parties in North- ern Irohmd. Heath offered to hold meetings which would include the British government and those of the republic and Ulster. But he said Ihp inclusion of Norlhorn Ireland oppo- sition parties would make such discussions a domestic affair Ulster in which Dublin should no part. Tenants get vote IRA warn of new offensive on money bylaws By THE CANADIAN PRESS Local municipal councils in Medicine Hat and St. Albert voted Tuesday night to allow tenants to vole on money by- laws in future. They are be- lieved the first in the province to do so. Previously, only properly owners could vote on bylaws which would require spending public funds. Recent amend- ments to the Provincial Muni- cipal Acl allowed Municipal councils to provide this right to renters. Medicine Hat cily council ap- proved unanimously a bill pro- posed by Alderman G. II, Da- vision, who said a large in- crease in the number of per- sons living in apartments made the change necessary. He said apartment renters tWhcn I'm catling you ou oil. on "have just as large a stake in the community as property owners. Since taxes are in- cluded in rent, an increase in taxes on apartments and other properties is automatically re- flected in renls." The city's new bylaw pro- vides the vote to 18-year-olds and lo both husband and wife. Previously, only the registered properly owner could vole. SI. Albert town council ap- proved a similar bill, also una- nimously, authorizing all eli- gible electors in the town to vote on money bylaws. Mayor Hay Gibbon said out- side council tl.e majority of residents in the (own, five miles northwest of Edmonton, own their own homes but Ihe 20 per cent who rent should have the right also. He said renters are allowed to stand for council elections af- ter 12 monlhs residence, and as councillors lo vole on issues in- volving large sums of irJoney. ridiculous to turn around and not allow renters to vole on money he said. In Edmonton, city council last Tuesday rejected a similar bill on a lie-vote, proposed by Alderman Dave Ward. An estimated 53 per cent oE those eligible to vote in Edmon- ton civic elections this fall will be tenants. Alderman Ward said he will introduce a motion at the next regular cily council meeting that tenant rights to vote on money bylaws be decided by plebiscite in the civic elections. Troops on extra alert after Ulster bombing BELFAST (AP) British troops went on special alert in Northern Ireland today after five bombs exploded in the province. The outlawed Irish Republican Army warned of a new terrorist offensive and Roman Catholic opposition lead- ers turned down a peace feeler from the British government. Extra army patrols moved through Londonderry and Bel- five persons were injured by overnight explosions that damaged an army vet- erans' club, a factory and other Britain's top sol- dier flew in from London to re- view military security. The blasts ended a brief bombing lull on the eve of a threat by gunman of the Irish Republican Army to increase violence unless all political de- tainees are released and Bel- fast's Parliament is dissolved by midnight tonight. As the deadline approached, some schools in Londonderry closed so 500 children could at- tend mass at St. Eugene's Ca- thedral for the 105th victim of violence in the Forest fire threatens town for second time Dief hospitalized while vacationing LONDON (CP) Former prime minister John Diefenba- ker was described as "comfort- able" loday in a hospital in Wales where he was brought Tuesday after being taken ill while holidaying. "He is being investigated for an abdominal disorder and is likely to remain in hospital for a few days said a bul- letin from the Maelor General Hospital in Wrexham, Denbigh County. The 75-year-old Diefenbaker, Canada's prime minister be- tween 1957 and 1962, was ex- pected to undergo tests later today. His wife, Olive, was visiting him at the hospital today. Text of the hospital's morning bulletin: The condition of Mr. John Diefenbaker, who was admitted yesterday, continues to be com- fortable. "Mr. Diefenbaker was taken ill while holidaying with friends in the Dolgellau area and the doctors thought it advisable for him to have hospital care and to rest for a few days. "He is being investigated for an abdominal disorder and is likely to remain in hospital for a few days longer." HAY RIVER, N.W.T. (CP) A rapidly-expanding forest fire still was out of control Loday about miles from this north- ern centre despite low winds and cool temperatures over- night. Hay River is the second com- munity in two weeks to be threatened by fires which have plagued the Northwest Territo- ries this summer. Winds of 20 miles an hour had been forecast for today but for- estry officials said new esti- mates indicated they would only reach 10 to 15. The winds, how- ever, still were blowing in the general direction of this town of persons, a principal supply and transportation route into the Canadian Arctic. Tile fire raced five miles Tuesday and winds today will be crucial, a spokesman said. An emergency measures offi- cial said Tuesday night the fire is "way out of control" and burning fiercely in thick stands of non-commercial spruce and pine. Rudy Steiner, EMO co-ordina- tor for the N.W.T., estimated the size of the fire at several times the 800 acres it covered Monday. Mr Sleiner said the region is so dry fires go through normal- ly-soggy muskeg and dried-up swamps "like they were hay meadows." Pete Ferguson, chief fire con- trol officer for the Mackenzie forest service, was due here today to take charge of the fire. Mr. Ferguson, who directed operations on a fire 60 miles east of here which last week threatened the mining commun- ity of Pine Point, said Tuesday the fire appeared safe. Mr. Steinur said a major con- cern was the think forest at one point is adjacent to a modern section of the town. Heavy equipment was to be moved in today to clear the area for a fireguard. The fire is one ct about 310 i J ported in the southern Macken- zie River district this summer. Residents say this summer has been one of the driest in mem- ory anc one of the most severe fire seasons. Schreyer tightens reigns on cabinet Bennett gives wage subsidy for creation of new jobs VANCOUVER (CP) Indus- try and labor wore pessimistic and guarded in their reaction Premier W. A. C. Bennett's an- nouncement Tuesday of a 50- per-cent wage subsidy for new jobs created to take workers off the British Columbia welfare rolls. F. G. Peskett, president of (he Employers' Council of B.C., said Tuesday night that subsi- dies are not sufficient incentives for industry to create new jobs. "Jobs are created if the de- mand in Iho market place re- quires increased production.1' he said. "You can't make a job that way if it isn't required in the first place." Mr. Bennett said that al- though the past summer has been a good one for employ- ment in B.C., there are still many persons on welfare unable to get work. "As an inducement to indus- try and all private enterprise, and to the public sector, for the six months slarling Nov. 1, all these people which industry ab- sorbs or the public sector ab- providing that they are not replacing anybody ;nd are in additional jobs created and are paid al the prevailing Social Credit govern- ment will pay 50 per cent of the labor Ihe premier said in announcing the plan in Victo- ria. COMMITTEE FORMED A labor committee headed by Municipal Affairs Minister Dan Campbell was established by a special cabinet meeting. It "in- cludes Grace McCarthy, minis- ter without portfolio, "because this not only covers men, but covers women as Mr. Bennett said. Jack Moore, president of the Western Canada section of the International Woodworkers of America, sak! he docs not think subsidies of this nature will solve the problem of unemploy- ment and large numbers on wel- fare, WINNIPEG (CP) Manitoba Premier Ed Schreyer placed a stern hand on the reins of his cabinet Tuesday, reprimanding Highways Minister Joe Bo- rowski for his personal attack on abortion and llirealening ex- pulsion for those guilty of intol- erance and public insubordina- tion. Mr. Schreyer said in his strongest-vet statement of au- thority: "I do not readily accept will not course oE action to be followed by one of my ministers which calls into question Ihe righls, sincerity and conviction of a person who holds an opinion which is mark- edly different." A statement has been sent to ministers warning that public policy disagreements will no longer be tolerated. "Anyone who can't abide by said Mr. Schreyer, "I ex- pect they resign." The premier spoke to a dele- gation of 25 patients of Winni- peg's Mount Carmel Clinic who were demanding an apology for remarks by Mr. Bcrbwski about the clinic and its director, Anne Ross. Mr. Borowski criticized the clinic for referring patients to New York for therapeutic abor- tions, legal there on demand, and the United Way of Greater [Winnipeg and the provincial government for supporting the clinic financially. ISSUED MEMO He later issued a memoran- dum to employees of his depart- ment urging then1 to withhold United Way contributions after belli cabinet and United Way re- jected his argmr.enl for culling funds. Mr Schreyer said he is will- ing lo accepl a far grealer de- gree of expression of personal opinion from cabinet ministers" SPRING BYINGTON Emmy Nominee Veteran character actress dies HOLLYWOOD (AP) Spring Byinglon, veteran character ac- tress who is best remembered for her five-year starring role in the December Bride television series, died Tuesday at her Hol- lywood Hills home after a brief illness. She was 31. Her long career included more than 30 plays and 75 mov- ies, including Little Women, Mutiny on the Bounty and Charge of the Light Brigp.de, and radio and television produc- tions. But her most remembered role was as Lily Ruskin, the often scatterbrained but wise mothei-in-Inw in the December Bride, which ran from 1951-59. The role, which won her an En-rr.y nomination in 1958, "ele- vated the stature of the med- dling, stereotyped mother-in-law to that ot family said cue television critic. old Annette McGavigan. She- w-as shot in the head Monday in a battle between British troops ana guerrilla gunmen. TALKS END IN1 DISPUTE The British peace initiative was announced in London Tues- day night after l-.vo days of summit lalks beaten Piiir.e Ministers Edward of Brit- sin and Jack Lynch of the Irish Republic. The talks ended in dispute over ways lo end bloodshed in Ihe north. Britain rebuked Lynch loday for saying after the lalks lhal Heath had hoi offered lo hold more talks between the two leaders and Prime Minister Brian Faulkner of Northern Ire- land. Tn a rare move following con- fidential discussions, Heath's of- fice issued a statement insisting lhal such three-sided talks had definitely been suggested "but Mr. Lynch said he could take part." The peace feeler from the summit talks was an invitation by Home Secretary Reginald Handling lo all paris of North- ern Ireland's feuding communi- ties lo a crmforcncc. TOY TO FIND SOLUTION The conference would aim at finding a way to give the Calho- lic minority "an active, perma- nent and guaranteed role" in Ulster, ruled by Protestants for half a century. than is traditional, "but we will not accept such expression o[ personal view that is in itself in- tolerant'' youth CHILLIWACK, B.C. (CP) Three members of the Cana- dian Forces Tuesday found an 18-year-old youth who had been missing since Friday in Chilli- wack River Valley bush coun- ti-y- Ciarenco White of Surrey, a municipality near Vancouver, was reported hi a condition but ;-K in good shape. He became lost when separated from companions Friday night while on a deer- hunting trip. The three Canadian Forces men who found the youth had asked permission to slay over- night in the search area after combing the bush Monday. The search also involved RCMP, prisoners from provin- cial minimum security forest camps, a search and rescue unit and volunteers. WORKERS SEARCH FOR VICTIMS Workers comb injuring at loasl Iwo. The anlenna was shared by Minea- the wreckage of a television anlona ihat collapsed polls and Si. Paul television stations, and was not coin- Tuesday just north of St. Paul, killing six persons and plated. Hurricane Edith lo he storm MIAMI, Fla. (API Hurri- cane (Cclilh spun through the Caribbean with steadily growing fury today and Ihe National II u r r i c n o Centre said she would become a dangerous storm before reaching a land- fall. "ICdilh will be a major slorm, maybe (ho slorm of the said Dr. Robert II. Simpson, director nf Iho centre. "She has a classical eye and is intensify- ing. She is going lo pose a real tlircal lo someone." Rail fares reduced for 65., over MONTREAL (CP) Cana- dian National Railway an- nounced loday introduction Oct. 2 of reduced fares for persons 65 years or older which will re- sult in savings of 25 per cent on rail transportation. The railway said in a state- ment tile fsrcs will be avail- able to persons holding special CN identification cards and will apply lo travel originating ev- ery day except Friday, Sunday and during seasons. The lower rales are designed "to mako rail travel more at- tractive lo Ihos? persons al limes when accommodation ra trains is more readily avail- the statement said. Identification cards now are available for each at CN pas- senger sales offices. Seen and heard About town gXPl-'CTAXT mother Do- n i n Kohls .ausuorinc. hll5banr! l.nri'v's quip .ilinut lior vrsJt p.-.in wiHi another helping if Ohme.so lord .lolin Van Sins Jr.. looking for the miiii-skinnl girls, claim- ing Ihe wind never blow.s when you wanl al to. ;