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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE lETHBRIDGJ HERALD Friday, September Harkness still insists nuclear stand sound OTTAWA Harkness, former defence min- isicr whoso resignation Feb. 3, helped topple a govern- ment, still insists that the pro- imclear stiincl lie (ook then was "sound." Getting ready to leave Ot- tawa after a 27-year parlia- mentary career, Hie Progres- sive Conservative MP for Cal- gary Centre said in an inter- view yesterday he did not think he would have "done any- DOOUGLAS HARKNESS thing differently" if he had the helped topple govt. great nuclear debate of 10 years ago to live through again. At the same time he charged that the present Liberal govern- ment committed a mis- take" in cutting Canada's con- tribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization two years ago and said the Canadian Armed Forces no longer have the strength lo meet their com- mitments. Mr. Harkness, who has de- cided against seeking re-elec- tion in the Oct. 30 federal vote, is one of Parliament's three longest-serving members. Chinese lift barrier By JAMES PR1NGLE PEKING (Renter) The Chinese have agreed for the first time io allow children of diplomats and residents ot Peking to attend kindergar- tens with Chinese pre-school age cliildren, reliable sources said today. West European, African and Latin American parents in the Chinese capital will be able to send their cliildren to kindergartens run by revolu- tionary street committees where toddlers play with toys and games and learn to dance and sing songs in praise of Chairman Mao. The development, agreed to by the diplomatic service bu- reau, the state organization which handles all aspects of foreigners1 lives here, has caused widespread salisfac- tion among diplomats and other residents of differing ideologies. It is regarded as a possible breakthrough in ttie complete barrier to social contacts with the Chinese people which lias existed here vir- tually since the establisliment of the People's Republic 23 years Bgo and certainly since the start of the Cultural Rev- olution in M60. LIVE IN COMPOUNDS All foreigners in Peking, except a handful of ideologi- cally committed "friends" who work for the Chinese, live in walled compounds completely shut off from any but the most superficial con- tacts with the Chinese. Only a few foreign ministry officials are permitted to ac- cept invitations to foreigners' homes and all Chinese enter- ing the compounds are con- trolled by troops ot the People's Liberation Army on duty at the gates. The first two children to be admitted to kindergarten are both Scandinavian and both three years .Johan- sen, son of the first secretary of the Norwegian embassy and Maria Leijonhufvud, daughter of a Swedihh jour- nalist in Peking. Starting next month both children and possibly the off- spring in other Western em- bassies will spend four hours a day, six days a week at a Chinese kindergarten near the diplomatic compound. jobs at stake By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA CCP) The Seafa- rers' International Union of Canada has called for govern- ment action to plug a hole in transportation policy which it says could lose Canadian sail- ors and shore workers as many as jobs. Leonard J. McLaughlin, SIU president, said Wednesday gov- ernment interpretation of the Commonwealth Shipping Agree- ment of 1931 already has led to unemployment for Cana- dian sailors. Mr. McLaughlin said that the SIU wants (he government to require all stiips operating the Canadian coastal trade to "assume the obligations of Ca- nadian citizcnsliip." This would mean hiring Canadian sailors as Canadian flag vessels did. As a second step, the union wants the government to junk the Commonwealth Shipping Agreement which is no longer followed by other Com- m o n w e a 1 th nations, Mr. McLaughlin said. In a brief to Transport Minis- ter Don Jamieson, the union says the Commonwealth agree- ment has been "negligently ap- by the government. The union said that under the ogreemcnt Canada was re- quired to do no more than ap- ply the same treatment to Com- monwealth ships hips. LOWER WAGES But some ships flying Com- monwealth flags are using non- Canadian sailors and paying ower wages than Canadian QUALITY DENTURE I CLINIC I EDDY DIETRICH I Certified Dental Mechanic 1 Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684 MM Newest bank opens sale of shares HALIFAX (CP1 Canada's newest bank, Unity Bank of Canada, officially opened I Is sale of shares here with a meeting of investment dealers From the Halifax area. Members ot the Halifax bank- ing community were told that tiie bank will be capitalized at million and that the three million shares will have a par value of each. The president and chief exec- utive oficer, Richard D. llig- gings, promised local dealers a profit in the first year of oper- ation a Canadian first if he achieves it. Chairman Benjamin V. Lc vinter, a Toront lawyer, the new bank is based on prem- ise of "equal opportunity for all" and that it will place spe- cial emphasis on helping small businessmen. In its first year the bank will have five operating branches: four in Toronto and one in Sud- bury. This is expected to ex- pand to 15 banks in the secont year and 25 before ]977. Canadian liips while carrying Canadian argo between Canadian ports Mr. McLauglilin said. He said SIU members al ready are picketing these ship, carrying foreign flags. Mr. McLaughlin criticized thi Canadian wheat board and th Canadian National Railways fo using vessels flying "flogs convenience." Many shipping companie, prefer lo register their ship under the flag ot a foreign country because registry easy to get and taxes are or non-existent. These flags o convenience nations usually ar small and arc unlikely to on force local and inlernationa shipping regulations. Mr. McLaughlin said the The only MP vyho lias sat mgor is former prime minister obn Diefcnbaker, from whose abinet Mr. Harkness resigned ver the issue of giving Cana- .an Forces a nuclear capabil- y. Mr. Dicfeubaker has been in 'arliament since 1940, and lans to run again. Mr. Hark- ess and Liberal MP Jean (Ottawa who Iso has decided against seek- .ng re-election, have been MPs ince )W5. Mr. Harkness favored pur- hasing the warheads for nu- lear weapon systems which lad already been obtained from lie United States and backed lis position to the poult ot re- igning. Two days alter lus resigna- ion, on Feb. 5, 1963, the gov- irnment fell a Commons non-confidence vote and lost the ensuing election to the Liberals under Lester Pearson, who took iffice with a minority govern- nent. Asked what effect the dis- igi.-eement had on his sub- ;equent relations with Mr. Die- 'enbaker, the retiring MP said: haven't been any rela- tions. He walks by me as if be iss never seen me before." And Mr. Harkness himself long since ceased greeting the 'ormer prime minister. "I stopped that when I found I was being cut dead." Mr. Harkness said nuclear weapons were part of- the NATO deterrent, and it was the "great hone" in the early 1950s that, in the face of this deter- rent, the Soviet Union would re- frain from any kind ot attack on the West. POSITION VINDICATED This position has been vindi- cated. ir.aintaiae? Mr. Harkness that decision ot Uie present ment to cut Canadian forces in Europe by half and relieve them of their nuclear weapons "materially reduced" Canada's leverage in world affairs. "We are not pulling our weight in NATO at the present he argued. While saying that Canada should be contrib- uting more, he refused to be pinned down on the size or form of any increased contribu- tion. He made clear, however, tiiat be would not exclude re- entering tiio nuclear field in Europe. Canada still maintains nu- clcar-equipyed fighters for home dcEcncc. flying the Sing- between Halifax wheat board is using the Pam- pero, a ship under Cypriot registry, to carry grain from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Halifax. Tiie CN'R was using the Tav- alal, a ship apore flag, and St. John's, Nfld. He termed a "demand swindle'1 government per- mission fo allow Dutch vessels to operate in Canadian coastal trade in mineral exploration. He said the ships operate out of St. John's but he could not name them. "We feel M-O are being sold clown the river by our govern- Mr. McLaughlin said. COMMON TflAITS In additioon to having three pairs of lags and three body re- gions, all insects are alike in having one pair of feelers, or YEAR-END CLEARANCE! ALL 1972 MODELS MUST BE SOLD! Though bered as he is best remem- defence minister, Mr. Harkness who owns a farm south ot Calgary, said he con- sidered his achievements as minister of portfolio he held before taking over greater than any others he bad made. They included sponsorship of the Agricultural Stabilization Act and the Farm Credit Cor- poration Act, and a crop insur- ance program. 2--1972 DEMON 340's Low mileage demonstrators. R., buckets console. SAVE UP TO 7-1972 POLARA MONACO 2 DR. 4 DR. STATION WAGONS Good selection of equipment. SAVE UP TO 000 4--1972 CHRYSLERS l-NEWPORT CUSTOM 4 2-NEW YORKER 2 1-NEW YORKER 4 SAVE UP TO 5QO 4--1972 CORONETS CUSTOM 4 DR. SEDANS Fully equipped including vinyl roof. SAVE UP TO 7-1972 DODGE D100 PICKUPS Sid. or aulo. trans. SAVE UP TO Also Available From Stock At Big Savings 1-1972 D200 1-1972 D300 W KING CHRYSLER DODGE 3rd Ave. 11 St. S., Lethbridge 328-9271 Poor public response scored EDMONTON (CP) Con- cern over poor public response to the request for briefs from individuals was expressed to- day by the chairman of the Al- berta legislative committee on Uie licensing of professions. Catherine Chichak, the Con- servative member for Edmon- ton-Norwood, said of the 73 briefs received, only 19 were from Individual citizens. The majority are from groups, she said. Mrs. Chichak said the special legislative committee invest gating principles allowing self regulation and licencing b y some professions will maki reccommemlations that couk affect every citizen for better or worse. She said the committee, which will start hearings Sept. 25, will study fee schedules of professions and decide wheth- er or not some professions should lose some of their aut- onomy. Looked at from a consumer's viewpoint, the public has a right to know whether they are just taking "pot luck" when they hire a lawyer or some other professional. Mrs. Chichak said briefs, which could include letteis to the committee on the subject of professional regulations, will be accepted until hearings be- gin. CHARGE INCITEMENT SINGAPORE (Iteuter) An opposition party leader was charged Wednesday with trying to incite people to kill Sing- apore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his cabinet colleagues. Mun Kwai, secretary general of Ihe People's Front, denied the charge and was rc- Uued on hail. BACK TO SCHOOL STOCK-UP AT SAFEWAY! DRIVE CAREFULLY WATCH FOR CHILDREN AT CROSSWALKS TOMATO SOUP TOWN HOUSE, or VEGETABLE, CONDENSED 10 fl. oi. tin SALTED CRACKERS 2 79C BUSY DAKER or UNSALTED......................................HW BOX PANCAKE SYRUP FACIAL TISUE TRULY FINE white, pink, yellow, green, lavender.......... 200-2 ply pkg. K LUNCH BAGS KIKKE CRAFT n Oc EMPRESS and WAFFLE .....32-oz. not wt. btle. It's Sandwich Making Time Peanut Butter -r Sandwich Loaf 1 Skylark Fresh Bread, Enriched, White or Brown 20-oz. net wt. loaf for _ _ _ _TT JTL_____1 MARMALADE FLOUR MACARONI BATH. TISSUE BEEF ROASTS SIDE BACON EMPRESS G.l.O. or SEVILLE ORANGE___43 fl. oz. tin ROBIN HOOD, KITCHEN CRAFT, or HARVEST BLOSSOM.................... 20 Ib. net wl. R.C. CREAMETTES, also SPAGHETTI- KETTLE STYLE___ 7-oi. net wt. pkg. CASHMERE ASSORTED 500-1 ply pkg. GOOD VALUE, ea. STANDING RIB, EASY TO CARVE. CAN. CHOICE CAN. GOOD BEEF Ib. c 1.29 6? 1.09 BURNS SHAMROCK, SLICED, DOUBLE SMOKED, RINDLESS Mb. vac pack pkg. The Finest Fresh Fruits and Vegetables B.C. PEARS FRESH ORANGES B.C. PRUNE PLUMS BARTLETT CANADA FANCY SUNKIST VALENCIAS Cello bag n O approx K Ib. case W -39 4 69 Approx. 16 Ib. case Ib. 29 Prices Effective in Lethbridge Stores Sept. 8 and 9. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES SAFEWAY C A NADA SAFEWAY ;