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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - November 14, 1969, Winnipeg, Manitoba GIVE THE UNITED WAY LUI I Winnipeg Free Press Final Edition VOL. 77 NO. 41 PRICE 10 CENTS 15 CENTS WINNIPEG, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1969 Sur.riM p.m. Moonrise p.m. Sunset p.m. Moonset p.m. FORECAST: SNOW; 15 and 20 Breath Tests Dec. 1 Drinking Driver Will Be Taking Risk By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA (Staff) Ef- fective Dec. 1, persons driv- ing on Canadian roads and suspected to be under the influence of alcohol may be stopped by police and re- quired to take breathalyzer tests. Justice Minister J.ihn Turner announced the date (lie new tests will come into effect and claimed it could lead to a new lease on life for hundreds of Canadians every year. He said if the British results are duplicated in Canacli. it will mean a saving of several hundred lives annually, 1-ves that would have been snuffed out in traffic accidents. Under the new law an amendment to the Criminal Code drivers with blood alcohol contents of .08 per cent will be liable to a maximum fine of up to six months in jail, or both. A police officer suspecting a driver of having been drinking Please See TESTS Page 11 Marchers Mourn Dead Drums Beat And Candles Flicker In Washington Procession WASHINGTON (AP) The muffled drums stut- tered their funeral cadence, the bobbing candles flicker- ed in the chill breeze, and the solemn "March against Death" filed before the White House. Basilica Building Likely It has been decided to rebuild the burned out St. Boniface Basilica, using the existing exterior walls, providing the cost can be kept within S750.000, Detroit Control Shortly By SHELDON BOWLES Negotiations for a Detroit businessman to assume fi- nancial control of JSVestern Flyer Coach Ltd., Winnipeg, are ex- pected to be completed by the end of the year, it was announced Friday. The businessman is Thomas J. Ault, 58, who was elected president, chairman of the board and chief executive of- ficer of the company at a directors' meeting Thurs- day. He replaces Ronald A. Thies- sen who now becomes executive vice-president and general man- ager. Mr. Ault has held senior positions with several major U.S. firms and has been a consultant fo Western Flyer Coach in the past. There has been a number of changes in the firm's board membership and financial back- ing in recent years. At the time Western Flyer Coach went into the urban bus business in 1967, Winnipeg busi- nessman R. S. Williams was vice-president of the firm and W. A. Farnell was a member of the firm's board. In April, 1968. both severed their connection with the company. according to Mr. Justice A. M. Monnin of Manitoba Court of Appeal. Mr. Justice Monnin was nead of the committee after the million basilica blaze July 22, 1968, was charged with investigating the possibility rebuilding. The committee resigned in July of this year in a dispute as to how soon the structure snould be rebuilt. The Committee fa- vored, immediate construction, but another group in the congregation wanted a "social animation" program to take I priority. Mr. Justice Monnin said in a "My son, Timothy a middle-aged man with tears on his cheeks called out as he strode past the gate of the exec- utive mansion, his slain son's name flapping aginst his coat. The night grew colder Thurs- day and it rained but still it came, the long, widely gapped by its own obedi- ence to traffic candles and the names of Viet- nam war dead, Vietnamese vil- lages ruined. The first day of the second moratorium of the peace move- ment seeking an immediate end to the Vietnam War ended quiet- ly. The second day, prelude to what could be the biggest peace demonstration in the United ASTRONAUTS CONFIDENT Apollo 12 Blasts Off Hundreds Of Thousands Watch Start Of Man's Second Flight To Moon CAPE KENNEDY, Florida The Apollo 12 astronauts rode their com- mand ship Yankee Clipper into earth orbit through a lightning storm today to start man's second moon-landing expedition despite heavy rains that for a while threa- Flight Roimdup Rocket Poised For Blastoff telephone interview Friday that the committee investigating re- building had been reconstituted and decided to move forward if it were feasible. It is meeting with engineers to determine whether the basil- ica could be rebuilt within the old exterior walls, which were left standing after the fire ami to determine the cost of such a clan. States annals, began the same wa.v as the march continued through the night. The march, which began at dark in a tangle of commuter traffic, was all that was happen- ing There were no incidents, of The marchers said they would continue until dawn Saturday, until the name of every U.S. sol- dier slain in the long war had been called to the president's house, then' dropped in coffins at the foot of the Capitol I grounds. There was no j hid one -been j the White House, where Richard Nixon spent the night before I flying today to Cape Kennedy, Fla., to witness the beginning of man's second trip to the moon. During the day, the president had made a virtually unprece- dented second visit to the House of Representatives and the Sen- ate, where he thanked the Con- gress for its support of his course in Vietnam. Please See MARCHERS Page 9 Vigils., Rallies Mark Moratorium By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Church services, vigils and rallies today marked the course Toronto Threat Used By RICHARD PURSER QUEBEC (Staff) Immigra- tion Minister Beatilieu of Quebec laid it on the line during Thursday's round of the bitter debate over bill 63, the govern- ment's hyper-controversial lan- guage in education legislation: try to coerce immigrants com- ing here and they will go to Tor- onto, soon destroying Montreal's status as metropolis of Canada. lie was replying to critics of the bill's sweeping provision guaranteeing parents of any lan- guage whatever, regardless of period of residence in Quebec, the right to send their children to either English or French language public schools, as they choose. The critics believe that the French language may be doomed in Quebec if foreign non-English speaking immi- grants arc allowed tt> send their children to English language schools because most of them, if allowed, will do so. This, they say, will eventually swamp the French language, since the Quebec birth rate is decreasing. Please See TORONTO Page 10 Tariff Cuts Offered Canada ten- tatively offered today to cut tar- iffs on imports from developing countries on most manufactured and semi-manufactured goods. The conditional cut in tariffs would be one-third off the most- favored-nation rate or to the level of the British preferential rate, whichever is lower. Treasury Board President C. M. Drury, acting external, af- fairs minister, also announced in the Commons that Canada would consider certain tariff cuts on imports from developing countries on a "selected list" of agricultural products. Mr. Drury ?aid Canada. like other countries planning similar reductions, would insist on safe- Please See TARIFF Page 11 of the second Vietnam Morato- rium as the Vietnam protest S0me sort every day. i'hfiiiieul Comfort Act' Proposed In Place Of Piercmeul Drug A "Canada chemical comfort act" to regulate the use of drugs now legitimately and illegitimately obtained was commended here Thursday to the fed- eral commission inquiring into the non-medical use of drugs. The proposal came from Ralph Kuropatwa, executive assistant to Health Minister Sidney Green of Manitoba. He said using mood-changing drugs is as Canadian as maple syrup. By mood-changing drugs, he meant not only tranquillizers and pep pills but also aspirin and alcohol. Mr. Kuropatwa, stressing he was speaking' neither for Mr. Green nor the government, but as an individual, told the hearing in the Norquay Building basement auditorium that there are few Canadians who don't use mood-changing drugs of Charles (Pete) Conrad Jr., 39, Richard F. Gordon Jr., 40, and Alan L. Bean, 37, thundered away from Cape Kennedy at a.m. CST on a Saturn V super-rocket that blasted into the heavens and survived a pos- sible lightning hit that momen- t a r i 1 y disrupted communica- tions. "I think we got hit by light- Conrad called just after mission controllers reported a serious loss of data from the fleeting spacecraft. Conversation between the ground and the spacecraft indi- cated lightning might have af- fected the instrument measur- ing unit which contains the rocket's guidance system. However, it did not prevent the astronauts from achieving orbit about 117 miles high, the first plateau on a trip to the moon. Their goal is a pinpoint landing in the lunar Ocean of Storms where they will spend i 1V> hours walking the surface for man's first detailed study of another planet. President and Mrs. Nixon were among thousands who braved a heavy downpour to Please See APOLLO Page 10 demonstrations headed toward a weekend climax across the United States. Amid the protests, there were expressions of support for Pres- ident Nixon's Vietnam policies. Busloads of demonstrators, many of them from colleges and universities in the northeast and midwest, headed for Washing- ton to take part in the mass march scheduled for Saturday. A similar march will be held in San Francisco. Generally the level of local activity was down compared with the first Moratorium Day Oct. 15 as organizers concen- trated on getting people to Washington where march spon- sors expect a turn out of There were exceptions. In Gallup, N.M., a city where no Please See VIGIL Page 10 Standing-room-only crowds of about 250 people prevailed throughout the day, a situation that prompted the commission to move its second and final session Friday to the concert hall of the Winnipeg Auditori- um. Mr. Kuropatwa contended there must be "intelligent, rational and coherent" legisla- tion to cover the entire field of drugs, not merely "an amend- ment here and there." Collectively, parents have be- come hysterical about mari- juana usage by their children after them having demonstrated to that moods are to be changed chemically, he noted. Mr. Kuropatwa said a. "Can- ada chemical comforts act" could mean the end of the Food and Drug Act. Two laws might be needed one to cover food, the other chemical comforts. He also called for "much more research" on drugs and a moratorium on charges for possession of marijuana. Too many young people are being "crippled" by criminal records for marijuana posses- sion. Mr. Kuropatwa, however, said he was against a mor torium on full-scale trafficking of "soft and hard drugs." Mr. Kuropatwa's recommen- dations followed another sub- mission calling for legalization Please See OMNIBUS Page 10 CAPE K E N N E DY, Fla. (AP) Here are the facts and figures of the Apollo 12 mission: Astronauts: Charles Conrad Jr., 39; Richard F. Gordon Jr., 40, and Alan L. Bean, 37. Purpose: Man's second landing on the moon. Conrad and Bean are to descend to the Ocean of Storms to make the first detailed exploration of the lunar surface, gather- ing documented rocks and de- ploying a sophitlcated set of instruments. Astronauts will spend an extra day in Lunar orbit to photograph future Apollo landing sites. Total time on Moon: 31Vi hours, including seven hours outside lander, after which they rendezvous with Gordon in the orbiting command ship. Flight duration: 10 days, four hours, 35 minutes. Rocket: Three-stage Saturn V, which with Apollo space- ship stands 363 feet tall. The Liberal Plan Hits Branch-Plant Setup One Son Down, Second In Peril TODAY Smythe Gets Leafs Back 52 TODAY'S INDEX Classified .........29 to 41 Comics 12, 13 Deaths 10 Finance 25 to 27 Jumble 31 Sports 16 to 54 Movies 23 Television 20 Women 17, 18 City Zone Tjtal J01.3JO NEARLY EVERYONE READS the FREE PRESS War Teach-in Held By THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadians are preparing for the second round today and Sat- urday of continent-wide demon- strations to end the war in Viet- nam. Students at the University of W e s t er n Ontario in London Thursday attended a war teach- in, and the New Democratic Party's youth wing called on its m e m be r s to participate in planned weekend demonstra- tions. Gordon Flowers, federal sec- retary of the New Democratic Youth, said in an Ottawa state- ment: 'It is the duty of all soci- alists, and particularly of young socialists to take part in all actions that c h al 1 e n g e the present system." But at least one Freedom Leadership Founda- Please See WAR Page An unidentified, middle- age woman interrupted Thursday's session of the federal commission inquir- ing into the non-medical use of drugs and then burst into tears as she- issued a warning to young people. The woman hurried up from the rear of the Nor- quay Building basement auditorium and took the microphone, just after a young man objected to a suggestion that drug users invariably attract other young people who want to try marijuana or LSD. "I want to say something to you young she yelled. "I hope it shocks some of you around here today." She burst into tears, say- ing she lost a son a year ago last August because of drugs. Recently, she found a note in her other son's pocket, saying, 'If you don't known how to smoke, you'd better learn.' "It i s n 't enough that they've gotten one, so they've started on another she said before walk- ing away in tears. Manitoba Liberals may well have a "Watkins manifesto" style debate on their hands when they get together this weekend for their two-day annual meeting in the Dakota Village Motor Hotel. Among resolutions tabled for discussion at the convention is one with distinct ties to the statements on Canada's econo- mic independence which kept the national convention of the New Democratic Party pre- occupied two weekes ago. Like the controversial mani- festo prepared by the left-wing, NDP group headed by Melville i Watkins, the resolution to be ment in branch-plant indus- tries. Please See LIBERALS Page 9 considered Liberals rejects by Manitoba branch-plant Do high school graduates of today know more than they did 25 years ago? Is education determined by the number of facts a student can recall for an examination? How much do you know? Are you educated? Is your effectiveness as a citizen determined by your edu- cation'.' Starting tomorrow the Free Press will publish a scries of articles which will look at those issues. High school conditions of 25 years ago will be contrasted with today's. In addition, you will be able to test yourself through the old examination papers that will be published as part of the series. Through them you'll be able to show how much you know. type of economy as the best stimulant to economic growth. The resolution, presented to the convention by the University of Winnipeg Liberal Association, criticizes the former Pro- gressive Conservative govern- ment in Manitoba and the present NDP government for committing themselves to seek growth through foreign invest- Gloves Off: Liberals Manitoba Liberals arc calling the gloves to come off as the party prepares for the scrap the province's ruling New Democrats. In a series of resolutions on :heir future role and direction, to be considered at the party's annual meeting this weekend, constituency associations are calling for a new clear defini- tion of "liberal" philosophy for the provincial party. At the same time the con- stituency groups are urging the party to embark on a full-scale public relations drive so that voters in the next election will be fully aware of the choice i between "socialism" and "liberalism." One resolution, from the Bi andon University Young i Liberals, says that a major reason for the party's failure in I the June election was due to a lack of communication between i party members and candidates with the young voter. Please See GLOVES Page 9 Gusts Cramp Gusto Everything's relative. Compared to the record low of 20.4 below, set in 1932 in Greater Winnipeg, tomor- row's expected temperature oi to 20 above doesn't look too bad. Neither does today's 15 above. But when you take into account the norwest wind at 20 miles an hour, the resulting wind chill factor is 15 below, the forecaster at the Dominion public weath- er office said today. The telephone was ringing constantly at the weather office today and the fore- caster reported there was an unusually high percen- tage of groans when she gave the forecast. The main source of dismay is the wind, which was northwest at 20 m.p.h. today and gusting to 35. It was expected to continue at 20 this evening and become light overnight. But south- east winds at 20 are ex- pected tomorrow. Today was expected to be cloudy with a few snow- flurries and a temperature of 15 above. Tomorrow is expected to be overcast with snow, changing to a few flurries in the afternoon. The tempera- ture is expected to be steady at 20. Sunday's forecast isn't officially prepared until to- night but the outlook isn't promising, said the fore- caster. "Unofficially, it doesn't look good. Just more of the same." The normal high tempera- ture for Nov. 15 is 29.8; the normal low, 15.2. The record high for Nov. 15 is 59.8, set in 1939. world's most powerful booster, with first-stage thrust of pounds: Cost of mission: Saturn V, command ship lunar module, launch operations, including recovery forces, scientific package, total Hayride Victim Dies A 19-year-old girl student, injured in a hayride accident Hallowe'en night, died here at a.m. Friday after spending a record days in a heart- lung machine flown to Winnipeg from San Francisco. The girl, Lynn Derksen, of 600 Shaftesbury Boulevard, Tuxedo, died of a brain hemorrhage in Winnipeg General Hospital. Last Friday, her lung condi- tion had improved sufficiently to warrant her removal from the heart-lung machine called the Bramson membrane oxy- genator. She had been in the machine about 131 hours. The longest previous use was 26 hours. The student, who had come from Swift Current to attend a Mennonite college here, was admitted to hospital after she fell under the wheel of a layride wagon. Dr. Joseph Lee of the inten- sive care unit, Winnipeg Gen- eral Hospital, said she had "the most severe lung condition seen lere." lease See HAYRIDE Page 11 PROTEST TAXES BORDEAUX. France Reu- ters) Militant farmers drove a cow and a pig up 17 lloors of a local government building Thursday to protest taxes. They also took a load of vegetables and a barrel of wine into the modern office block but took ev- erything with left. them when they Banks Under Fire OTTAWA (CP) Chartered banks came in for criticism in the Commons Thursday as the opposition contended there is lit- tle to gain in amending the Small Businesses Loans Act un- less the big lenders show more interest in this type of loan. The bill amending the legisla- tion was given second reading and sent to committee for de- tailed study. But not before Clifford Dow- ney an Al- berta rancher, urged Finance Minister Edgar Benson to make the banks live up to the obliga- tions they undertook when they got their provide credit. Among other things, the bill would extend federally-guaran- teed lending privileges to insur- ance, trust and loan companies and credit unions. Thursday night the House began debate on a bill to pro- vide capital financ- ing for the CNR and Air Can- ada, crown-owned companies. This similar one comes up to remain under discussion today. The House also gave second reading to a bill extending lend- ing rights under the Canada Student Loans Act to institutions such as trust, loan and insur- ance companies. Speaking on the bill, which was debated Wednesday and also goes to a standing commit- tee, Herb Gray, minister with- out portfolio, said opposition Please See BANKS Page 10 ;