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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 17, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaManitoba Centennial 1970 Winnipeg free press final edition vol. 78 no. 69 Price 10 cents 15 cents comics thursday december 17, 1970 Sunram Suner . Moxim put. My Nett . Forecast Cloudy -5 and 10 Auto pact will give 15% raise if workers give Okay today pm Back in production monday Toronto up a three year agreement with an immediate pay increase of almost 15 per cent seemed Likely to end the general motors of Canada Ltd. Strike today. Area sealed for hours Montreal search intense Montreal up troops today began pulling away from the suburban Longueuil area where police and soldiers had conducted an apparently unsuccessful House to House search for the Kidnap killers of Pierre Laporte. S by d i e r s began piling into buses that had been used As roadblocks about 2tt hours after the search began in the South Shore Community across the St Lawrence River from Montreal. Though there was no immedi ate official confirmation the word at the scene was that the just two months after or. Laporte was been unsuccessful. It s an ramp officer told reporters. The operation was conducted in one of the worst snowstorms of the Winter and soldiers with fixed bayonets ringing a four Block area imparted a strange and incongruous appearance to a classic pre Christmas scene. Snow covered police moved from door to door up and Down the streets where some of the Homes were gaily decorated. Ratification votes were to be held this morning in Ontario and at St. Therese que. The decision of the striking members of the United Auto workers Union is expected to be available tonight. The new agreement announced wednesday afternoon by Law and pm officials was almost assured of approval by Union officials. Otherwise workers who have lost an average in wages during the strike that began three months ago face a Bleak Christmas. If the new contract is approved pm will be Back in production monday. Company and Union spokes men refused to give details on the proposal until the ratification meetings Start but sources say the agreement Calls for a base rate in Canada of an hour for assemblers the largest category of workers. Before the strike started sept. 15, pm workers in Canada and the United states were earning an hour. The Canadian proposal does not Call for a five cent Cost of living float on top of the base rate and is therefore 13 to 18 cents below parity with Ameri can workers. They settled last month for an hour Phis a photo by Dave Bonner these Are some of the thousands of letters and parcels which have begun to pile up in the Winnipeg Post office. About 300 extra people have been added to the staff for the Christmas period bringing the total number of Post office workers to in addition 180 trucks Are being used to make special de liveries. The Post office wishes re remind people that cards and parcels for overseas and for Points outside Manitoba should already be in the mail. The deadline for local cards and parcels was wednesday. Please see Montreal Page 9 mining Royalty May Rise the provincial government is seriously contemplating Dou bling the present rate of Royalty taxation on mining premiered Schreyer of Manitoba told about 3w people wednesday at Gil Bert Lahu Man. Speaking at a dinner sponsored by in Dauphin new democratic party association the Premier said there is a Canadian workers Are to receive base rate parity in de Cember next year through in to 14.15 an hour in sep. Please see Auto pact Pafe 15 . Navy air Force spying on civilians data shows by John s. Lang Washington a secret military guide lines give the us. Navy and air Force intelligence gathering doties in the United states similar to those of the army which a senator says has spied on members of Congress and hundreds of other civilians. Case of the tapes to a real court drama great Deal of wealth in Northern m a n i t o b a Aad the province should ensure out it in t Given away. Once a ton of Nickel is taken out of the i Nuvil it s food from us forever. We should t be m such a hurry to let it a for Only a few cents a ton in the provincial cover Ament is coun Derike sub lag the Royalty tax in noun of Soal or. Screyer. If it is enacted it Fli be the second Taupe the hip for Enomot has of Uleu Ine to tax. At present about a bearing Between principals in the television Industry ended wednesday with the Prospect of the relationship Between television broadcasters Cable sys tems and film producers and suppliers being altered dramatically. Warner Bros. Seven arts of Toronto and new York one of about 35 television film distributors m Canada has sued for infringement of copyright Laws Cess to of Thompson Man., a Cable system which video tapes television signals is Winnipeg and distributes them to subscribers later in Thompson. The bearing was held in the Law courts building Winnipeg and judgment was reserved. The judgment by or. Justice a. A. Cattanach Ottawa of the exchequer court of Canada is not expected to be handed Down for several months. If Warner Bros wins the suit Fresn the tax on Flunce that the to to Teave we tax tic St fact. To Stuve. To air Terai unt Las is hostile to or Tefte mid Hani is today tocts More than 200 Cable systems in Canada May be required to pay royalties on the programs they pick out off the air to distribute by Cable into subscribers Homes. Or broadcasting stations May be required to pay extra royalties for the program mate rial when a Cable system is picking up the station s signals. The Cable systems have been protected in the past from pay ing royalties by a 1954 decision of the exchequer court of Canada which stated it is not an infringement of copyright to take programs from the air Waves to transmit directly into private Homes. However or. Justice Cattanach could make a decision on the basis of new in formation in the copyright act which would alter the status of the Cable systems. If Warner Bros loses the suit television Cable systems with Canadian radio television commission licence would be Able to videotape programs and show them later at omit Cove Menee with immunity from copyright Laws. Or. Justice Cattanach said earlier in the bearing the oat Conw will determine for example whether major televised sporting events Are within their rights Wam that the shows please see it Psge is documents obtained by the associated press including one stamped secret on every Page state the two military branches have investigative and reporting requirements re lating to civil disturbances and dissident or subversive activities unto now Little has been known about Navy and air Force Domestic intelligence operations although the army s activities in this Field undertaken under similar please see military Page 18 Heath doubts Trade fears says Canada will Benefit taking the Long View by Victor Mackie Ottawa staff prime minister Edward Heath said Here wednesday that Canadian govern ment fears that Trade with Britain will show a drastic drop after the United kingdom joins the common Market were unfounded. He argued that experience of strikes reported in Poland dockers miners Down tools Warsaw sources say from a Reuter Warsaw Poland up shipyard and other workers in Gdansk and miners in Silesia were reported on strike today after three Days of riots and Street fighting in Poland s Baltic ports Over Sharp Price in creases. The outbreaks were reported to have left at least six persons dead by official count. Other sources said the death toll was at least 12 and More than 150 persons were injured Many of them militiamen police. The polish communist party newspaper Tribuna Luda admitted for the first time that stiff pre Christmas Price in creases in food fuel and cloth no announced last weekend were at the Root of the trouble. The paper also making the first editorial comment in to and on the clashes in Gdansk formerly Gdynia and Sopot said some of the workers who battled with militia still vere not Back at work. The Aper urged them to return to Obs. The clashes monday tuesday and wednesday left buildings turned out and stores looted and led to tanks being brought n to the streets and a dusk Dawn curfew being clamped n the three coastal cities. Observers said the Tribuna Luda article indicated that All As not yet Well in Gdansk Al Hough earlier polish reports Aid Calm and order had been restored there and in the neigh Boring Pott of Gdynia and the action resort of Sopot. Please see strikes Page 18 prompt member nations of european economic Community common Market it that As it has grown in size and strength its Trade with the world has expanded. He is confident that if and when Britain joins common Market Canada will find its Trade increasing taking the Long View. Concern in Western Canada that Britain s purchases of Ca Nadian wheat might decline a Krebs also seek seats stadium to bid for turf by Douglas Mackay the Winnipeg enterprises corporation will ask the City of Winnipeg and the province for up to s2 million for the installation of artificial turf and the construction of additional seats at Winnipeg Staci Usu the announcement was made wednesday following a meeting please see Heath Page 16 Trieste special tons As far As can be determined from outside the disturbances reported in Poland s Baltic cities this week have their roots i n Long standing agricultural difficulties that have made food the number one Domestic Issue in Poland. Broadcasts monitored in the West blamed hooligans for incidents of violence but they 1 also Cave assurances that there David Kilgour 51-year-old. It president of great West life j be goods the stores. Assurance company since these events came in the wednesday announced Bis Intel Wake of Price increases an great West life president to retire food top polish Issue Tion to retire following the company s annual meeting next March 17. Or. Kilgour made the announcement following a com Pany Board of directors meeting wednesday. He will also resigning from the Board. Although or. Kilgour did not specifically say so a statement issued after the meeting in it Eaton Bis resin Natoni is a re sult of the take Over of the coat my by Montreal based Power corporation of Canada. Power corporation acquired the Castro Wiuf interest in investors group which in turn held a co Troung Uit Erest in great oav10 Kilgour see insurance a bounced by the government in Warsaw saturday and con firmed this week by the communist party Central commit tee. In this sense the unrest is not political or anti communist As such but a reaction to eco nomic conditions that hit con Sumers directly. Food particularly meat has become scarcer and More expensive in Poland during two bad agricultural years in a Row. Rive corrective such As used imports from the West would reduce Poland s foreign currency reserves just us plan san in Warsaw Are heavily future industries such As chemicals shipbuilding and electronics. The planners Are now putting the finishing touches on the five year plan for 1971 to 1975. An extra diversion of funds to Agri culture now Coal Force them to alter some of their priorities or plea Eese see food Page 19 Las salaries studied of the corporation Board of directors. The Money would come from the City Sam Fabro Board chairman explained to news men but in order to raise the capital the City would have to borrow through the Issue of debentures an act which requires the consent of the provincial legislature. The matter will go to Council As soon As possible after the Board comes up with a final estimate of Cost. The additional seats would be placed on the West Side of the stadium. Following the Board meeting newsmen and guests were shown a film depicting the advantages of the 3m company s tartan Brand artificial turf the kind the Board Hopes to have installed for next year s football season. The turf itself is a synthetic grass Laid Over a rubber Impact Cushion in 15-foot wide strips. Working from the Bottom the turf is Laid in this manner first a relatively hard Earth surface is required then gravel is poured on to a depth of 1c to 18 inches. A Inch layer of Asphalt is placed on top of the gravel. The Field is at this Point ready for the turf a work having been done by a local contractor. Please see stadium Page is members of the Manitoba legislature can probably look Forward to higher salaries in the near future. A three Man committee beaded by Steve Peters former new democratic party member of the legislature for Elmwood is considering the present salary Thev return favor Carat from Nave Board Al those people reports to Tol thai to Toek to cute a favor by a few torn oot to the Tase Auk m Reft Lor _ Oil i tog to Lou juy year. Structure for the St members and is expected to report to the provincial Cabinet with its finding Early in the new year. The legislature Woald have to approve a bin before salaries be increased. It is Onofer stood the commit tee win no Mound salaries be to Simm or sum Pat Cal Muije rail mediator asked Montreal up Neotia for the car the car and railway employees have ayin a to seek Dak South chief Lor the eight tors Friday oat Nuht Fly Foft agreed Tost was of a couple 01 minor v hour or w Buff Law w t Nous h. Day. Or us web sail def to h Ycmat to Zumft tunes is 1w.r v Kalmuk v Vuu uni

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