The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on May 19, 1965 · 1
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Wednesday, May 19, 1965
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U.S. alters air, ground strategy By Bruce Phillips Sotilhara Kevs Service! WASHINGTON Resumption of bombing of North Viet Nam is expected to be on an even heavier and more destructive scale than before the U.S. self-imposed fivd-day moratorium began. This probably will be coupled with more aggressive action by the U.S. grounds troops in South Viet Nam. Into the field Originally despatched to guard U.S. installations, the troops now are to be sent into the field to seek out and come to grips with the Viet Cong guerillas. Selection of targets for the air raiders is likely to shift from the tactical to the strategic. There is hardly a bridge or rail line left intact in the southern part of North Viet Nam, and the only thing left for the U.S. bombers is to start hitting factories and other major industrial installations. There has never been any official admission that the bombings were halted in an effort to encourage a reciprocal gesture of more peaceful intentions from the North Viet Junta rebel SANTO DOMINGO (AP) -Troops loyal to the Dominican Republic's civilian-military junta occupied the main rebel radio station today and insurgent resistance in north After hard winter Tulips smaller It may take two or three years, the NCC said today, to repair the damage to tulips and daffodil displays following Ottawa's "worst winter weather growing conditions in 42 years." Normally, the daffodils in the Rockcliffe Rockeries are finished about this time, but this year they will not reach their peak until this coming week-end. The recent rains have improved the prospect of "a good tulip show," over the coming Victoria Day holiday week-end. But the blooms will be smaller and their stems shorter than usual. 'Friendly talks' over Centennial By Greg Connolley Citizen staff writer Peace appears in prospect on the Canadian Centennial scene. Secretary of State Lamontagne and Centennial Commissioner John Fisher had a "friendly and constructive" discussion Tuesday that may solve their differences. Statement Thursday They are meeting again today for further talks. Thursday, Mr. Lamontagne is scheduled to give a full statement in the Commons on the status of Mr. Fisher and the Centennial Commission. Mr. Fisher has reportedly been feeling rather "boxed-in" at coffin of dead grandson GANANOQUE, Ont. (CD-Mrs. Percy Harmer, 58, died in a funeral home Tuesday after suffering a heart attack when she saw the body of her 17-year-old grandson. She stood at the coffin of Percy Ivan Hegslip, 17, killed in a traffic accident Monday, then asked for a chair and suffered the seizure as she was sitting. A double funeral will be held Thursday. Hull man killed in 2-car crash LES BU1SSOXS, Que. (CP) Jean-Pierre Proulx, 23, of 245 Boulevard St. Joseph, Hull, was killed Tuesday night when his car was involved in a two-car collision on a road Dear this community 250 miles northeast of Quebec. Mr. Proulx, who worked for the Aluminum Company of Canada in Baie Comeau, died instantly from a broken neck received in the head-on crash. He was understood to have been driving a friend home :fter work. troops station ern Santo Domingo appeared to have collapsed. Units of the Dominican air force police moved into the silent Santo Domingo radio station this morning after a so far as Centennial administration is concerned. There have been suggestions, warmly denied by Mr. Lamontagne, that an attempt was being made to ease Mr. Fisher out of his $24,000 job. Bolstering this talk of dissension has been the fact that in recent months, the secretary of state and Mr. Fisher had rarely seen one another. But after calling on Mr. Lamontagne at his home, Mr. Fisher felt that real progress had been made. He thought there was reason to believe that the stresses and strains in the commission could be smoothed away. In his first comment on the whole affair, Mr. Fisher had spoken of the need for a bet-Woilian. DO, dies ter liaison between himself and the secretary of state. The main concern of Mr. Lamontagne and Mr. Fisher is to keep the Centennial programming going at full tilt to assure a worthy 100th birthday for Canada in 1967. 'Hooliganism' Reds accuse Canadian MOSCOW (Reuters) Canada's military attache in Moscow has been accused by a Soviet newspaper of hooliganism in a Russian restaurant and "a brilliant knowledge of the dictionary of swearwords." The government newspaper Izvestia said the incident occurred in Tambov in southern Russia. The attache, Col. Curtis Greenleaf of Montreal had also made anti-Soviet propaganda and made as if to attack a Russian who asked him to be quiet, Izvestia claimed yesterday. (la Ottawa, officials regarded the article as a reprisal for the expulsion of two Soviet diplomats from Canada for alleged espionage activities. The article appeared 10 days after the expulsion.) i f . """li'"1 t. Phillip namese, although it is being taken for granted by most observers that such was the purpose. Reports are circulating in Washington that President Johnson sent a direct appeal to the regime in Hanoi, promising to continue the moratorium if the North Vietnamese would match him with some corresponding gesture, but that he received no reply of any kind. These reports remain unconfirmed, however. Use of U.S. ground troops in complete formations means a significant change in strategy. The only Americans actively fighting in Viet Nam apart from airmen have been "advisers" attached to regular units of the South Viet Nam army. Employment of U.S. troops acting independently of the Vietnamese army puts the Americans in the status of a complete co-belligerent. According to reports here, the U.S. Marines and soldiers will move in groups up to platoon size, armed with the latest weapons available, such as a rifle which fires a "tumbling" bullet, the shock of which can be fatal even if it strikes an extremity such as an arm or a leg. attack, falls brisk exchange of fire with snipers in nearby buildings. Spurn peace plan The junta, apparently scenting victory in the civil war, turned down last night a United Nations appeal for a ceasefire which the rebels were reported ready to accept. Troops loyal to the junta appeared to have control of more than half the industrial-suburban area north of the east-west corridor established by U.S. troops leading to the international zone for refugees. The main rebel stronghold lies south of the corridor. U.S. troops are not involved in ttie fighting, but a U.S. military spokesman said five American soldiers were wounded by rebel sniper fire in 56 separate shooting incidents in the 24-hour period ending at midnight last night. U.S. battle casualties stand at 19 dead and 99 wounded, pick up type A U.S. attempt to woo away the junta's military support failed Tuesday when the Dominican armed forces refused to abandon Imbert. Seeking coalition The United States hoped to force the junta out to set the stage for formation of a coalition government acceptable to both the rebels and the military forces opposing them. Rejecting what he called official U.S. pressure, armed forces secretary Commodore Rivera Caminero said the military would only accept a new government of "national harmony" composed of the junta and "all democratic parties in the country." The rebels have refused to participate in any government with the junta. Two of President Johnson's special envoys, Undersecretary of State Thomas C. Mann and former ambassador John Bartlow Martin, returned to Washington last night to report on the situation, McGeorge Bundy, the president's national security affairs adviser, remained in the Dominican Republic to continue the U.S. peacemaking effort. Izvestia said that after drinking for about half an hour with three American service attaches, Greenleaf, 43, Col. Curtis Greenleaf Victim of reprisal? 122nd Year, Number Forty proposals Ontario ma Shah starts visit The Shah of Iran and his beautiful Empress Farah Diba flew into Ottawa at noon today on the first Royal Iranian visit to Canada. Red carpet The government turned on the red carpet treatment for the visitors with Governor General Vanier, Prime Minister Pearson and External Affairs Minister Martin all in attendance. Meantime in Confederation Square the Iranian and Canadian flags were flying in honor of His Majesty who will lay a wreath at the War Memorial at noon tomorrow. RCAF Uplands was at its sparkling best despite overcast weather when the aircraft carrying the Shah and his wife flew in from New York. An honor guard was turned out and a full Royal Salute was fired by the 30th Field Regiment. 'Leadership' Governor General Vanier hailed the Shah as "an able and valiant head of state." Prime Minister Pearson said His Imperial Majesty, ruler of an ancient land, "had given outstanding leader ship in bringing his country forward into the modern world." Mr. Pearson said the Shah's visit to Canada would strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The Shah and the Empress will be in Canada for eight days including visits to Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto. (See 'Shah', page 3, col. 1) y $10,000,000 plan By Roger Appleton Citizen Raff writer The city is in danger of losing a $10,000,000 high -rise building complex in centre town, builder Robert Campeau said today. Mr. Campeau. said plans were being prepared for the development on municipal parking lot No. 4, which was offered for sale by the city. Campeau Construct 1 o a 's $831,000 bid was the highest offer. Council Monday night rejected the bid and decided not to sell the land, bounded pressed the trigger of an imaginary machine-gun and shouted: "I hate you. We'll shoot the lot of you, annihilate tyou." He threw himself at a Russian who asked him to be quiet, "plates sent flying and broken glass tinkled," Izvestia said. He also "showed a brilliant knowledge of the dictionary of swearwords. Clearly the colonel had had a special training in the subject." A Canadian spokesman confirmed that Greenleaf had been in Tambov in mid-April, but said the Izvestia article was an "unjustified attack." External Affairs Minister Martin said in the Commons yesterday he hadnt seen the Russian newspaper article but he has every confidence fa Col. Greenleaf. The Ottawa 709 Ottawa, Royal get ' ' " " ' . f . I) III "TIH j 4 L i?ti "" .. -'I " 1 i2 "si . " ri ' i VI f ; ;-. :1 The Shah of Iran and the Empress Farah step down from their plane on their noon arrival today at RCAF Uplands to begin their state visit to Canada. The Shah and his beautiful wife will be in Ottawa until Friday afternoon. He is wearing the uniform of Chief of the Iranian Air Force. by Albert, Queen and Lyon Streets, at the present time. "We have a contact with certain people to build a large complex on this parcel of land, on which construction would start within the next six months", Mr. Campeau said. "If we do not get the property, this complex will go to some other city." Wants an answer He has asked board of control to re-submit his offer to city council at its next regular meeting. "We must have a final answer by June 15, or the people we are building for will change their plans", he said. "Perhaps council did not know the land would be developed so quickly." Mr. Campeau would not name the company concerned, nor give full details of the size of the proposed development. He said there would be more than one building, with 700 total parking spaces, at least 200 of which would be available to the public. Kosygin trip tt xr U.IV. un LONDON- (Reuters) Russian Premier Kosygin has abandoned plans for an early visit to Britain because of Britain's support for U.S. policies in Viet Nam, informed sources said today. The sources said the Russian move also would rule out a return visit to Moscow this year by Labor Prime Minister Wilson. Canada. Wednesday, May municroa. wider it Citizen U PI staff photo arrival in He said the building complex itself would require 500 parking spaces. "This project would have given the downtown section of Ottawa a great lift and bring an additional tax revenue of $200,000 per year", he said. "Aid. Armstrong is the leader of a small group of aldermen who go out of their way to try to influence the majority of council to vote against us, despite the welfare of the city and toe taxpayers as a On the John fishin' See page 17 Ask Andy . 35 Astrology 34 Births, Deaths 44 Bridge - 34 Comics 34, 35 Crossword . 50 Editorials 6 Entertainment 42 j Weather Clearing tonight, warm. Mostly sunny, cooler Thursday. Low tonight and high Thursday, 5 and 65. Details page 3. Citizen 19, 1965 o o JL Bower; JL Ail Municipal Act 'being rewritten' TORONTO (CP) Sweeping amendments to the Municipal Act aimed at solving problems ranging from hot rodders on plaza parking lots to the lack of county power to license nursing homes were proposed in the Ontario Legislature yesterday. The 40-odd amendments were introduced by Municipal Affairs Minister Wilfred Spooner. Curl) drivers on parking lots The amendments would permit municipalities to levy special charges against developers or high-rise apartment buildings, and councils would be able to prohibit racing or speeding in shopping ' centre plazas and private parking lots. Other amendments deal with store closing hours, industrial land expropriation, establishment of boards of control, breaking of tie votes in elections and joint municipal projects. Mr. Spooner also said that his special assistant, Lome Cumming. who retired last year as deputy minister is rewriting the entire Municipal Act. The amendments also would Will encourage Other major proposed changes include: Municipalities or counties may carry out joint projects or pass laws jointly. This would permit regional control of air pollution, for instance. Special charges may be levelled by municipalities against highrise builders to help pay for the extra-large sewage and waterworks needed to serve such buildings. Boards of control may be established in towns and cities CHUCKLE Some people have two ideas about a secret it's either not worth keeping or it's too good to keep. anger whole." Mr. Campeau described as "complete nonsense" the suggestion he was buying the land for speculative purposes. "It would certainly not be prudent for anyone to pay $851,000 for a parcel of land such as this and leave it vacant in toe hope of speculating", he said, "the carrying charges, including taxes and interest, would amount to approximately $100,000 per year." inside CCEA asks board take new look at centre 3 Merchants grateful for- reprieve in parking 8 CPR may drop cross-country passenger trains 15 Queen honors Geroiany war dead Ontario to assessors license municipal 28 Windfall chief says that ore showed no value . 32 Synod votes opposition to death penalty 55 Financial 8, 9 Jumble 45 Parliament - 15 Rural Chatter 22 Radio, TV . 34. 35 Sports - 19-21 Win Mills 1 4 Women's Pages 37-41 7 Cents, 56 Pages O it o 1116; f 9 permit a township to replace police villages (of which there are 150 in Ontario) by a ward system. Most of the proposed changes are aimed at encouraging municipalities to think in terms of regional government. Power would be given counties to license lodging homes, defined to include nursing homes. It would apply only to sanitary, fire and similar regulations. The welfare and medical aspects of nursing homes are the responsibility of welfare authorities. The amendment on plaza speeding would allow a municipality to pass a bylaw putting a 15-mile-an-hour limit on privately-owned parking lots to which the public is invited. joint projects of 45,000 or more. A city currently must have 50,000 and other municipalities must have 100,000. Municipal clerks would be empowered to cast the deciding vote in case of ties on recounts. Municipal councils would be restricted from resigning en masse. If a store carries two or more classes of trade, which ever class constitutes 70 per cent or more of the total sales will "type" the store for the purposes of closing bylaws. Individual municipalities will be allowed to build airfields. Two or more communities must unite under the present legislation in order to establish an airport. Mr. Spooner also proposes to do away with a section of the act stating that he must personally approve municipal projects for expropriation of land for industrial . develop-ment. Municipal councillors will take on the responsibility of assembling industrial land and selling it to developers. Whitton pay fight Ex-mayor Charlotte Whitton has retained Ottawa lawyer Jake Dunlap to continue ber fight to stop a $3,500 salary boost for members of board of control. Miss Whitton believes council's approval of the pay boost was contrary to the Ontario Municipal AcL Her action will be aimed at quashing the bylaw passed by council Monday night She said Mr. Dunlap will begin the action before the Supreme Court of Ontario tomorrow morning. It will be an action to test the bylaw, rather than an interim injunction to prevent payment. The bylaw authorizes salary increases of $3,500 to members of the board, who made $6,000 previously. The Municipal Act limits controllers' pay to toe $6,000 figure in cities the size of Ottawa. The new bylaw still pays controllers the basic $6,000, but provides them with another $3.5-30 for their membership on council. Two aldermen, Claude Bennett and Don Kay did not agree with die interpretation and dissented.

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