Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
8- THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD September 11, 1973 Most important weapon to fight inflation Nixon stresses need for curb on domestic spending By RALPH HARRIS WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Nixon told Congress today that a curb on domestic spending is the single most important weapon to fight in- flation, but he said that cuts in the United States defence budget would be suicidal and warned he will refuse to accept them. Nixon, in a special message to Congress, whose perform- ance he has described as dis- appointing, offered co- operation and conciliation while asking for prompt ac- tion on more than 50 bills he has submitted this year. But he said he will not com- promise on the need for a strong defence, and demanded that his military budget be approved intact. The message sounded "no retreat" on what Nixon said is the overriding importance of not permitting the U.S. to become the world's second- strongest country, after the Soviet Union. While domestic programs must be cut as part of the fight against inflation, reductions in defence are unacceptable, and suggestions that lopping off billion or billion from military funds to pay for domestic programs "is worse than foolhardy it is he declared. The tone of the message- aimed at prodding Congress into friendly, with the exception of a lengthy section on defence and overseas military aid. The president said that cuts in defence and foreign military aid spending already approved or in prospect, are staggering and unacceptable, making it difficult for him to work for peace in the Middle East. Asia and elsewhere. "We could have the finest array of domestic programs in the world, and they would mean nothing if we lost our freedom or if. because of our weakness were plunged into the abyss of nuclear he said. Nixon told Congress that after the Vietnam war there was a temptation for the U.S. to enter into a period of withdrawal and isolation, as happens after every war. "But surely we have learned from past lessons of precipitate disarmament that this temptation must be re- sisted." The president in effect ac- cused opponents of his defence budgeto torpedoing his efforts to find an enduring peace and to negotiate mutual arms and troop-level cuts with the Soviet Union and its Warsaw pact allies. Nixon insisted that a strong defence is required to back U.S. efforts in the second stage of the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT) and to bring about troop cuts in Central Europe. CUTS 'IRRESPONSIBLE' He saiid he will actively op- pose cuts in the defence budget which, in terms of constant dollars, is dollars less than the sum spent hr. 1964, before the U.S. entered the Vietnam war. If you were in Canada by November have remained here a visitor or without legal status HH ____ these are the things you gain if you TOP3JSS 1 2 You won't be penalized because you entered or remained in Canada illegally. You gain the opportunity to apply during a period of relaxed rules. You could qualify to become a landed immigrant if you meet any one of the following criteria if you have a job or the prospect of a you have close family relationships in you have made an effort to improve your if you can present any other evidence that you can adapt to life in Canada. If you don't make it, even under the easy rules, you retain your important right to appeal the decision to an independent appeal board. If you make it, you will eventually have the right to apply for Canadian citizenship, which gives you the vote. Once you become a citizen, you may travel throughout the world on a Canadian passport. As soon as you are landed, you may claim all the rights of a permanent Canadian resident, and will have every chance to work towards better job opportunities. You gain freedom from the constant fear of discovery, and need no longer look over your shoulder everywhere you go, or think twice about everything you do. You gain the opportunity to participate fully in the life of the country. These are the things you lose if you don't applyTor landed immigrant status before midnight, October 1 2 3 You may lose the chance of coming back to Canada if you visit your homeland again. Which means that You will lose forever the opportunity to become a landed immigrant by applying from within Canada. You lose the right to appeal a future deportation order to an independent appeal board. 7 4 5 6 you might have seen your friends and relatives in Canada for the last time. You will never have the right to vote in Canada. You may lose chances for job advancement, because you can't take the risk that someone will find out about you. You may be exploited by unscrupulous employers, and kept at an unfair wage level because you can't afford to complain. You lose your peace of mind, because after midnight, October you will again be subject to prosecution if you entered or remained in Canada illegally. You lose the opportunities that should be open to all in this rich and growing country. We want you to have all these things. Until midnight, October 15, we're going to make it easy for you to make our country your country. For further information, phone, write, or visit your nearest Canada Immigration Centre, or, if there isn't one near you, your nearest Canada Manpower Centre. (Services given by Canadian Immigration Officers are free.) Canada Immigration Centres are open to receive applications weekdays from am to pm and Saturdays from am to pm, and from am to midnight Monday, October 15. Manpower and Immigration Robert Andras, Minister Main-d'ceuvre et Immigration Robert Andras, minsstre "Further cuts would be dan- gerously irresponsible and I will veto any bill that includes cuts which would imperil our national he said. The president complained that Congress is in the process of slashing military research and development funds below minimum prudent levels, and that the Trident submarine and B-l bomber programs, which he called critical to maintaining a reliable deterrent, are facing proposals to cut them to the bone. Without naming them, he also lashed out at Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana and others for spearheading a move calling for unilateral withdrawals of American troops from Western Europe. He said such a pullback would destroy chances of reaching an agreement with the Warsaw pact to reduce troop levels in Europe on a mutual basis. SIGNIFICANT MOVE On domestic affairs, the special message was a signifi- cant move by the president to put the Watergate political- espionage scandal behind him and restore public confidence in his ability to govern. It struck a conciliatory theme, saying that while the president will oppose all ef- forts to strip him of his powers, he welcomes a strong Congress and is prepared to work with it in a mood of co- operation. To underline his desire to cooperate with perhaps soften his criticism last week that its perfor- mance has been highly disap- Nixon held a breakfast conference today with Democratic leaders of the House of Repre- sentatives. "I still believe in a divi- sion of he de- clared. "There can be no mo- nopoly of wisdom on either end of Pennsylvania Avenue (where the White House and Congress are there should be no monopoly of power." But the president took a stern approach toward domestic spending, and signalled no compromise with Congress over what he called budget programs he considers unwise or unnecessary in light of spiralling inflation. He said that Congress, only two months into the new financial year, has passed programs which will exceed his budget by billion dollars and will increase it by more than billion dollars if it continues to follow its present course. He repeated that he is adamantly opposed to attempts at balancing the federal budget by slashing defence spending and said he will continue to veto spending programs that help to fuel inflation. Stan field celebrates anniversary OTTAWA (CP) Robert Stanfield marked his six years and a day as leader of the Progressive Conser- vative party by blowing out six small candles and "a big one for luck" on a cake today. The ceremony took place after a meeting with the par- ty's election committee. Mr. Stanfiold was elected Conser- vative leader Sept. 9. 1967. The election committee meeting was held in private. France told W8563 to quit arms race PARIS (Reuter) French opposition politician Jean-Jac- ques Servan-Schreiber, an out- spoken critic of France's nu- clear policy, told reporters to- day the country should set an example to the world by quit- ting the arms race. Servan-Schreiber. the chair- man of the Radical party, flew to Tahiti earlier this summer for demonstrations against France's nuclear tests in the South F'acific. France set off its third nu- clear device in the latest pro- gram on Aug. 19. There has been no official announcement that the program is over, and reports say there may be one or two more tests to come.