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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 28, 1975, Winnipeg, Manitoba Strongman Emerges In Communist China Please See Page 59 Winnipeg Free Press Final Edition VOL. 82 NO. 131 20C WITH COLORED COMICS FEBRUARY 28, 1975 Sunrise a.m. Sunset p.m. p.m. a.m. and 15 Commission Urges O Million In Govt. Grants By DEBBIE LYON Free Press Education Reporter The University of may get at least million government grants for 1975-76, the provincial government's universities grants commission told the ol governors The during public announced there will be no funds available for new con- struction on the campus for the next two It also announced the provin cial government will assume million of a projected lion deficit expected to be in- curred by the university by the end of the 1974-75 fiscal year March 31. The provincial cabinet has authorized the university to borrow up to million to help it meet the The came in an council signed In a meeting room on the third floor of the Tier which overflowed with at least 75 the 25-member the com- Please See U OF M Page 4 Rogers Gets Life Chief Justice Queen's Bench of A. Court of S. Dewar sentenced John Joseph 52, to life imprisonment Friday for the attempted murder ol Charles P. chief clerk of Winnipeg county Mr. Gilraine had his left hand blown off by a stick of dynamite which was concealed in a small electric clock which mailed to the county court Mr. Gilraine was not in court Friday for the Chief Justice Dewar said he did not impose the life tence because it was an of- fence on a court official but because the offence was an ac lion by a reckless Please Sec ROGERS Page 4 14 Killed In London Train Smash Doctors Operate On Spot After Subway Disaster Firemen at work inside one of the wrecked coaches of the d o n Underground train which crashed today into the buffers at Moorgate police say Station during at least 14 persons were By JOHN HAY LONDON At least 14 and perhaps a score more ple were killed today when a subway train smashed into the end of a nel in central Doctors performed gency operations in the sooty station while others of the 68 injured were taken by ambulances to Witnesses said at least two of the leading cars in the train collapsed together when the train failed to stop and hit a A third car rode up over the first hampering cue Many of the injured brought out of the station more than three hours later were getting blood transfusions and Two temporary mortuaries were set up Police and hospitals issued Reveals Investigations Launched During 1973 By PETER THOMSON Free Press Correspondent Minister i Jean Marchand startled the Please See TOLL Page 5 I Commons yesterday by TRAGIC DEATHS MOURNED 4 Girls Die Of Exposure STORY DEFENDED Richardson Denies Quotes Quebec Wins Curling Title MONCTON Quebec's Lee Tobin ended wan's six-year reign as queen of Canadian curling Friday morning by defeating Marj Mitchell and wan rink 7-5 in a playoff to de- cide the Canadian women's curling Both rinks had the draw round-robin Thursday night with identical 7-2 By VICTOR MACKIE Press Staff Correspondent Defence Minister James Ri- hardson flatly denied again in le Commons Friday that he ad made statements d to him in a Maclean's zine article derogatory to the ndian and Eskimo in M a r c i an editor and senior writer or who wrote the ar- rejected the ministers categorical denials on national She said he had statements to her made the and that he had made other statements she considered to be much more damaging and did not use She said she had quotes from the interview and if necessary would produce New Democratic Party Leader Edward Broadbent noted day that the author of the cle claimed the minister had made the He said they are racist and discriminatory and the ister had cast a reflection on Mr. Broadbent tried without success to move that Mr. Ri- chardson and the author be summoned before a commons committee for Speaker James Jerome ruled that the words attributed to the minister did not come under any definition of He rejected the The Progressive Conservative J. R. Holmes tried to introduce a motion re- quiring the minister to provide proof he did not make such statements or publicly The unanimous consent for such a motion was not Mr. Richardson said he re- the words that used in the article as much as any member in the words were not he do not express my feelings about the native people of this Later he said didn't utter those words or anything resembling t h e sentiment contained in those See RICHARDSON Page 5 SHELLING HEAVY Cambodian Army Loses Key Posts PHNOM The 200 Injured In Blaze NEW YORK men searched a New York Goof Over Seed Seen By MIKE WARD Free Press Staff Writer An executive of the based A. E. McKenzie Co. Ltd. owned by the Manitoba said Friday that someone made goof i n accounting which made million loan necessary a authorized TODAY Business Report Provincial News 28 Classified 31 to 41, 43 to 50 Comics 28, 29 Deaths 6 Finance 16 to 20 35 Movies 26, 27 Sports 51 to 5S Television 23 Women 22 NEARLY EVERYONE READS THE FREE PRESS City Total Wednesday by provincial net It brings to the money granted to the firm i n g the past six months through the Manitoba develop menl The who ed his name not be published has lo me it all seems very what I understand the company got off on the wrong track when it came to projecting figures for the new The cost of packaging was not how can you do a project for a year and have the right cash but omit something like seed It bothers me. I am not happy with the answer the firm has Industry Minister Leonard Evans of Manitoba said day night he would neither con- firm nor deny there had been a accounting He said he recommended a loan as he understood the firm needed working capital because there was a high demand on its Please Sec Pago 4 Telephone Co. switching centre today for hidden pockets of fire in the debris of a blaze that in- jured 200 persons and caused upward of million in prop erty The fire that raged for about 17. hours out including hospital and Consolidated on emergency As toxic caused by burning polyvinyl chloride terial used as cable poured out of the 11-storey at Second Avenue and 13th 147 were evacuated from the New York Ear and Eye Infirmary across the street and hundreds of dents were forced lo leave their is the worst disaster in terms of service in the history of the New York Telephone said George an assistant The switching facility was de- At least four nearby tals and several police stations lost telephone as did the police department's gency 911. Service on 12 exchanges was fired during the person was killed heavy attacks that began ing the night and continued Some swam the river and others were picked up by navy It was the closest fighting to Phnom Penh since the early days of the season offensive that began Jan. 1. The insurgents broke through the government lines during the and occupied half the There was hand fighting with five Please See CAMBODIAN Page 5 Cambodian army abandoned two key positions today five miles northeast and 12 miles west of Phnom Penh after heavy shelling and ground at- military sources and field reports Government troops fled from Tuol 12 miles west of the Cambodian and Prek five miles northeast of the city on the other side of the Mekong Both positions have been iso- lated for But military analysts said the fall of Tuol Leap opened the way for the Khmer Rouge insurgents to push closer to Phnom Penh west of the where a U.S. airlift is delivering the only sizable shipments of munition and rice to reach the besieged Field reports said the rebels also attacked three besieged outposts 15 miles west of Phnom Rocket and artillery attacks on Phnom Penh and the port dropped off with 12 rounds One and six were tary sources About 500 government troops pulled out of Prek Luong after into a major issue The death of four young girls near from exposure earlier this week has plunged the community of about 400 persons into ing over the Their bodies were found 5 p.m. Wednesday about 10 miles east of the community on the shore of the Echoing Dead Beverly Ann 7, garet 9, and Sandra Nancy 11, daughters of Gordon and Sara Beardy of and Dorine Lorna who would have been 11 daughter of Edward and Miles of The RCMP said the four left Shamattawa about 10 p.m. possibly because they had heard a tractor train would be arriving in the com- munity shortly and had gone to meet it. The police said their bodies were found by Mr. who with a party of men from the was searching for Don a government worker in the settlement of 400, about 400 miles northeast of Winnipeg on Gods Please See 4 GIRLS Page 5 ing he hud initiated tions into Hamilton harbor and St. Lawrence dredging contracts in 1973. Later he advised reporters that the St. Lawrence tion had not been launched until a later it appeared there were irregularities in the Hamilton harbour With Prime Minister Trudeau and Labor Minister John Munro bolh absent from the House it was Marchand along with Solicitor General Warren answered the continuing Conservative probe into a threatened scandal that has ready brushed three Trudeau departed Wednesday on a 12-day official visit to 12 European common market countries after refusing to cept Munro's preferred tion from the Please See MARCHAND Page 5 Boycott Turning Into Major Issue By RONALD KOVEN WASHINGTON Treasury Secretary William E. Simon called off joint conference with a visiting Saudi Arabian minister day as the Arab boycott of United States companies that deal with Israel was turning Your Problems Similar To PM Tells Dutch By DAVID MacDONALD Free Press Staff Correspondent Minister Joop den the 450-square- served by the disrupted in block area Fifth Avenue and the East River and from Please See 200 Page 5 THE Holland Prime Minister Trudeau opened his European campaign of friendly persuasion by the Dutch share with a powerful Speaking at a dinner in his honor in an ornate hotel that might have come straight out of the page's of a Somerset an Raffles he told Dutch are both Influenced by the fact that we live next to very strong and powerful We are trading We are nations of a smaller size that have to make sure that their point of view is carried by persuasion rather than Mr. Trudeau was referring to The political uproar over the boycott raised the question of how far the Ford tration can go in developing a with Saudi the world's ing oil Finance and National omy Minister Mohammad was here for first full meeting of the U.S. joint commission on eco- nomic set up in along with a joint security to a structure for the cial The first day of the two-day meeting Wednesday coincided with the hearings at which Sen. Frank issued a Saudi version of the Arab boycott list of U.S. com- President Ford called for a review of defence department policies about the assignment of Jewish officers to Arab This lowed testimony before Sen. Church Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers has acceded to Saudi requests that Washington not send Jewish personnel to take part in the extensive Strikers Agree To Remove Lines BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A strike by federal collar workers entered its 12th day today but postal worker in at least two centres to remove picket lines tempo About 250 postal maintenance workers at members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada voted Thursday to remove picket lines today at the city's main terminal where about 50 per cent of the nation's mail is Another inside postal workers who were laid off as a result of the maintenance also voted unanimously to return to work They had said the layoff was place is full of John a spokesman for the said following the is mail there and we're willing to said John a spokesman for the can send us home again but it'll be very embarrassing and they'll be doing it Small businesses that mail have disruptions Dutch concerns about West Program in Saudi Germany's economic influence Please See PROBLEMS Page 5 White House press Please See BOYCOTT Page 7 By ROSS H. MUNRO Globe and Mail WASHINGTON key player Ralph strom is claiming his hair styles are tax deductible because they are sary to create an image before fans at games and for televised Backstrom and 15 other Canadians playing hockey in the United States are petitioning the U.S. Tax Court to allow tax deductions for items which the U.S. Internal Revenue Service doesn't consider quite necessary for ing a hockey player's Besides the enhancing hair the players want to deduct such expenses as golf clubs and greens canoe trips and the liquor and food they served to sports reporters and Filing their 1971 and 1972 income tax the players deducted the costs of a wide range of sports and recreational items be- cause is re- quired by his employment contract to appear at ing camp in good physical The petitions were most identically All 16 players are sented by Los Angeles at- torney Charles In pursuit of his goal of keeping Backstrom in- formed the tax court that among other things he spent on golf on tennis balls and on a He ed his golf clubs as a t a 1 claiming they depreciated by in 1972. His boxing gloves also depreciated in value by according to his Each of the 16 players claimed he spent money on liquor and food for promote his image with fans and charged off just more than a year for such but Dale Rolfe of Detroit Red Wings de- ducted for a year's The IRS permitted the players to deduct the costs of such items as hockey sociation and trainer But Please See HAIR Page 7 are slowly strangling Michael the alliance's regional said most other PSAC federal em- ployees also were to return to their jobs throughout the Toronto But he said picket lines were Please See STRIKERS Page 5 Strike Hurting Image By STEVE KERSTETTER The Canadian Press Canada's reputation as a jor grain already badly is declining even further as rotating strikes by members of the Public vice Alliance of Canada A spokesman for the an Wheat Board said day that grain movements in West have been disrupted jy the contract dispute Please See STRIKE Page 4 Sharp Defends Trudeau Decision By RON CLINGEN Free Press Correspondent OTTAWA Prime Minister to Mitchell his stand-in for the next 16 a good move last week in appointing Denis Hudon as deputy minister of And if he did not consult culture Minister Eugene lan about the move he have the Acting Prime Minister suggested in the Commons Mr. Whelan offered no com- ment but outside the Commons he was quick to point out that he had been consulted and agreed the decision was a good very about Mr. the agriculture minister him a chance to Insisting Mr. Hudon will do in his new Mr. Sharp had advised Parliament appointments o f deputy ministers are the of prime LOOKING FOR A This want ad under cycles 7J HONDA 250 Phone 888-3822. is among the hundreds of bargains in today's fied No matter what you shop and save in Free Press want When Mr. Hudon was named to the key agriculture post last his Jack of ence or apparent interest in riculture sparked apprehension within the department that he had been assigned as a hatchet man to revamp the Mr. Whelan described the See SHARP Page 4 Hudon Posting Rapped OTTAWA A usually mild-mannered backbencher yesterday angrily denounced the ment of a deputy minister of agriculture who has no tural Bert H a r g r a v e Medicine said he was im- pressed with the new deputy minister's credentials in nance and government background gests a complete absence of any experience in Hargrave also wanted to know if the appointment had been discussed with Agriculture Minister Please See Page 5 t
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