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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - December 13, 1965, Brandon, Manitoba 84th year no. 275 Brandon. Man., monday december 13, 1965 12 pages City edition emergency Calls fire a 9-2444 police a 6-7466 Kemp a 6-3555 Gen. Hospital a 6-7421 ambulance a 9-2444 civil defence a 9-2411 8-week-old City refinery delays debate on rhodesian blockade employees of the British american Oil company refinery in Brandon returned to work this morning following saturdays settlement Between a Anc local 9-597 of the Oil. Chemical and atomic workers International Union it Csc it of an eight week old strike. A two year contract was signed saturday calling for wage increases of 35 cents an hour six months Advance notice to workers Laid off As a result of automation any Severance pay of one w Eek a for every year employed to a maximum of 26 weeks in the Case of any Lay offs. A joint Union management committee will also be set up to study the effects of automation on the Industry. The signing followed a meeting of Union members. When the Plant was closed Down in october 43 workers left their jobs. It is believed three of the workers have since found other employment. Union negotiator Keg Basken of Winnipeg said All parties appeared to be pleased with the settlement and the men Are anxious to return to their lobs. Or. Basken said the 35-cent increase was the same As the settlement in the strikes against a in British Columbia with workers receiving a 10-cent increase retroactive to last april 1ft, a 10-cent increase effective Tho Date the contract was signed and an additional 15-cent increase next april. The contract expires april is 1967. The previous Basic wage was $2.75 an hour. Quot the Battle is Over and everyone will be getting to or Basken said. Refinery manager a. C. Morrison said the men would return to their jobs at 8 . This morning. He said he expects it will take until wednesday or w thursday before the refinery is in full production about 4,000 barrels a Day. A a in a sure the settlement will make for a merrier Christmas and a happier new year for the employees and their families a or. Morrison said. The Plant was shut Down oct. 12 when negotiations Between the Union and a broke Down. At the time the Union was asking for wage increases of 50 cents an hour and several fringe benefits including Job Security the company was offering salary increases of 35 cents an hour. When the Plant was closed Down or. Basken said the fringe benefits were the key to the Issue. Negotiations were renewed about two weeks ago resulting in the settlement. In a joint statement at the time of the signing or. Morrison and or. Basken said a we Are glad renewed negotiations finally brought an end to the trouble. Both sides worked hard to bring an end to this the of a is still on strike at four other a refineries Kamloops. Moose jaw Saskatoon and Clarkson ont., and at a marketing and distribution unit in . Negotiations Are still being carried on at these Points. Meanwhile in Moose jaw a spokesman for the Moose jaw local of the Oil chemical and atomic workers International Union Csc said saturday no Progress was gained from a meeting of Union representatives and officials of British american Oil company. Negotiations in Saskatoon were to resume today Between British american Oil company and local 9-609 o die Oil chemical and atomic workers Union vol. Motorist killed near Griswold rescheduled tuesday n request from Kenya a 33 a Vear old que Appelle sask., Man is dead following a ear truck collision Early saturday on the trans Canada Highway near Griswold. Killed instantly was Edgar Richard Mcnutt the Lone occupant of an East bound car that collided nearly head on with a Semi trailer unit around 4 30 am. Rump in Virden said Road conditions were a quite poor when the Accident occurred. The area was said to be shrouded in a heavy fog and the Road surface was icy. Police said the mishap occurred on a curve at the Western outskirts of the Village. The West bound truck was damaged however the Driver escaped injury. Police said it appeared As if the Mcnutt car had crossed the Highway hit the North shoulder of the Road and was veering to the East bound Lane when the collision took place. There was no evidence of a skid. The car was totally demolished the Hood and engine were pushed and the dashboard ended up on the front seat. A Tow truck had to pull the Drivers door open to free the body from the car. It is not known whether or not an inquest will be held. Or. D. E. Yates of Virden is Coroner. Youth killed at Broadview Broadview sask. Up David Minovich 17, of Whitewood sask., died in Hospital in Regina saturday from injuries suffered in a head on collision near Here. Minovich was alone in a car which collided with a Semi Trail i truck on the trans Canada Highway to Miles East of Broadview. 130 Miles West of Brandon conditions were foggy when the Accident occurred. Aid for Hospital Sally Bride left and Sharon Bailey representing the students association of the Brandon general Hospital school of nursing present a Cheque for $200 to Hospital treasurer j. E. Eloise. The students raised the Money at a recent fashion show and made the presentation to the building fund at the annual Christmas reception in the Hospital cafeteria at the weekend. In the news this afternoon skilled child helpers needed or. R. H. Parker of the Brandon Hospital for mental diseases has told a panel on the disturbed child that what Are needed Are trained personnel professional and non professional. See Page 12. India starts food rationing food rationing has returned to new Delhi for the first time in More than a decade As indians begin tightening their belts Tor widespread hunger expected in the months ahead. See Page 2. Kremlin shake up Sparks speculation Anastas i Mikoyan an old time bolshevik who is 70 and in poor health resigned As soviet president last week and the West wonders what effect the change will have. See week in review Page 9. Editorials. Page 4 also women a. Page 5 in sports. Pages 6 and 7 the features. Page 8 Sun classified ads. Page to today obituaries. Page la Houston. Tex. Apr the gemini 7 astronauts still vigorous and mentally Alert in the ninth Day of their Marathon space voyage sped on toward fresh endurance records today and looked Forward eagerly to a wednesday rendezvous with gemini 6. Frank Borman and James Lovell have shown no evidence of weariness despite the Long grinding exposure to their strange world of space said or. D. Owen Coons a Fligl. Surgeon. A they Wake up Sharp respond quickly to ground commands and make no errors in copying information relayed to them from Earth stations a or. Coons said a we expect them to be As Good to the the gemini 7 spacecraft entered its 133rd orbit at 9 . Cost Borman and Lovell woke up this morning after a period of Light sleep and soon began asking questions about the Progress of efforts at Cape Kennedy to prepare the two Man gemini 6 spacecraft for a wednesday launch. They were told prospects were Good for a wednesday firing and the biggest of All space adventures a the rendezvous of orbiting ships the gemini 6 pilots Navy capt. Walter Schirra and air Force major Thomas Stafford saw Heil 103,000 Miles space Hunt and rendezvous with gemini 7 foiled before they left the launch pad sunday. A false signal shut off the launch rockets engines. The false signal was attributed to a Small plug which dropped out of the rocket when the engines were ignited. A Chi there Houston a Borman called out in the first pass Over the spacecraft Centre Here after the pilots awoke. A your sleep was medium not As Good As the night before a a Borman said. Quot we were comfortable but just go to sleep. The temperature was Ideal just like an air conditioned if the gemini 6 right is again delayed the problem of bringing the two spacecraft Down on the same Day could arise. Gemini 7 now is scheduled to splash Down saturday after 14 Days in space. A we done to want to bring them Chicago up it a a Quot i just got mad. They s h o u i d not have thrown me this was the explanation of Robert Lee Lassiter of Chicago As he admitted using a borrowed match to touch off a fire saturday night which killed 13 persons and injured 22 in a West Side tavern. Thieves get Yule lights several strings of outdoor Christmas lights have been stolen from City houses in the past few Days police chief a. C. Coucher said today. Chief Goucher expressed concern Over the thefts adding that it was a crime that was very hard to solve. A even if the police catch a person walking Down the Street with a string of lights that we believe Are stolen it is very hard to prove that he did steal them a the chief said. A about the Only thing we can do is ask the citizens to keep a close watch on their decorations and to secure them in such a Way that it will discourage thieves a or. Goucher said. Lassiter 26, was charged sunday with 13 counts of murder. Lassiter a labourer for an electric company told police How he ignited the gallon of gasoline he splashed in the door of the Seeley club. The incident that touched off the fire Lassiter said was an argument with Eddie Gaston. 38, a waiter at the club. Witnesses said Lassiter had been flourishing a Large switchblade knife and Gaston told him to put it away. The two men grappled after arguing and l a a s i t e r was forced to leave. A a in la be and they re going to get it a witnesses quoted Lassiter As saying. Gaston was among the seven men and six women killed in the Blaze. The flames sent the 40 occupants of the tavern into a panic. The front Entrance was blocked by flames. The Only other exit a rear door was locked. A i saw Many persons with their clothing burning a said Willie Daniels 35. A they cried and screamed and begged for Lassiter was arrested As he slept in his Home. When told of the deaths and injuries Lassiter said a ooh my god no Quot United nations up a the United nations announced today a one Day postponement of a meeting of the in Security Council on kenyans demand for mandatory sanctions to crush the rhodesian rebellion. The meeting was rescheduled for tuesday. Kenyan chief Delegate Burundi Nab Era said Kenya wants an economic blockade of Rhodesia a and failing that military he said the Council should a make it impossible for anything to go in or out of there. The Council president for december ambassador Liu Chieh of nationalist China told a reporter he postponed the meeting at Nab Era a request. He said Nab Era did not explain Why he wanted the postponement. Gemini twins Speed on still await rendezvous Down on the same Day but we will if we have to a said overnight flight director John d. Hodge. If this happens he added an Effort would be made to land them one orbit apart but it could be done on the same revolution if there were no other Choice. Hero mad and 13 persons died president Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya requesting the Council meeting in a Cable said the rhodesian situation threatened a racial confrontation on a world Kenyatta s main objective at present seemed to be to find a face saving pretext for postponing a diplomatic break with Britain. The 36 nations of the organization of african Unity have voted to break with Britain wednesday if the British government has not crushed prime minister Lan Smith s rhodesian regime by then. Most change mind but most of the Oak members have had Large second thoughts and Only Tanzania Algeria and the United Arab Republic have said they would make the break. Kenyatta told the kenyan parliament Friday that because of the conflicting reactions from various african states a break with Britain a would not be effective. Ethiopia saturday called on the african countries to postpone the deadline saying a number of african Leaden feel that such a move on such Short notice would not help the rhodesian negro majority. Kenyatta a Cable requesting the Security Council meeting expressed doubt that the voluntary sanctions against Rhodesia voted by the Security Council nov. 20 would prove effective. So far the Only major economic moves have been taken by Britain. Rhodesia s chief trading partner. Appeal fails there were these other developments in the rhodesian crisis 1. An Appeal by president Kenneth Kaunda of land locked Zambia to tanzanian president Nyerere not to break with Britain failed. Kaunda flew to the Border town of Beya to try to persuade Nyerere that a break with Britain would Hurt British american plans to Airlift supplies for Zambia through Tanzania. 2. In a filmed television interview shown in London Smith insisted his breakaway government had survived British sanctions and overcome the difficulty caused by seizure of its overseas Cash reserves. A we have overcome the problem a he said. A a we be got More friends in this world than some people 3. Prime minister sir Abubakar Tarawa Zalewa of Nigeria called for an emergency meeting of Commonwealth prime ministers in january to Deal with Rhodesia and said he will discuss the proposal in London tuesday with prime minister Wilson. Freezing Kaytes Power transport by the Canadian press airlines were to Start untying knotted schedules today if freezing rain and heavy Clouds hanging Low Over airports in Canadas two largest cities cleared enough to permit flying. Rain froze on roads in parts of Ontario saturday night and sunday causing at least five traffic deaths. In Toronto sunday air Canada cancelled most flights. Ten Toronto bound flights were held at Montreal while two others from the West indies and the United states were diverted to Montreal from Toronto. Five sleeping cars brought air passengers to Toronto overnight. Canadian Pacific airlines Rev. Line Breaks North . Shivering group plans mass protest at Camp Shilo Winnipeg up a meeting protesting the presence of West German troops at Camp Shilo was held Here sunday. The 250 people who attended were urged to demonstrate outside the base thursday. Floyd Williston Secretary of the Manitoba peace Council said his organization and the United jewish Peoples order and veterans will demonstrate with place cards and other Means of Quot letting the German soldiers know we done to want them or. Williston said the demonstration was planned for thursday to coincide with a press tour of the German operations arranged by the National defence department. He said the demonstration could divert the attention of reporters from the soldiers to the groups protests. Dawson Creek. . It up it a homeowners Here and in nearby Pouce Coupe huddled around electric heating appliances today after a transmission line rupture Cut off natural Gas supplies to the northeastern . Centres overnight. The temperature in this City of 15,000 and in Pouce Coupe with a population of 1,500 was to below at 6 . Most. Emergency Gas supplies were Cut in today from two Small Wells North of Pouce Coupe but they provided Only a moderate Supply of Gas for the Central downtown District Here. Elsewhere parents and children stayed Home from work and school and made use of Long underwear electric heating appliances and even candles to keep warm. West coast transmission Crews pushed their Way through heavy Snow to the site of the break in rugged Hill country near Taylor ., Northwest of Here. The pipeline burst at about 8 . Sunday and the pressure fell rapidly from the Normal too pounds per Square Inch to 50 pounds at Midnight and to less than four pounds at 6 ., shortly before the emergency Supply was Cut in. Northern Utility co. Plant operators battled through the night to keep up sufficient pressure to prevent water lines in the two communities from freezing. Near death Nice France apr British author w. Somerset maugham Lay in a coma in Hospital today and his doctor gave him less than 24 hours to live. The 91 year old writer suffered a stroke saturday at his Seaside Villa at Cap ferrat. He has been unconscious Ever since. Ported sunday night its Montreal to a Vancouver flight bypassed Toronto and Winnipeg two regular stops because of weather conditions. Hundreds of pedestrians were injured in Toronto As they lost their footing on icy pavement. Police reported dozens of minor collisions. In the Brandon area heavy icing on Power lines has been causing grief to both Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Tal Phon system operations. Power South of Richmond Avenue in the West end of Brandon was knocked out for about an hour late sunday night when a transformer was blown. Telephone subscribers in the Southwest part of the province were Cut off As heavy icing a the Down Many Telephone lines. Its officials said All available men Are out this morning and they Hope to have service restored in All areas later today. A Blanket of Snow rain sleet and fog hit sections of the United states today a sleet storm paralysed portions of the Dakotas and Western Minnesota knocking out Telephone communications and electricity. A greyhound bus in route to new Orleans went off a Highway during a rainstorm sunday near Pensacola fla., killing four persons and injuring 19. An air Canada four engined Turbo prop revved its engines just before it was to take off from of Hare International Airport in Chicago for Toronto sunday. The plane skidded off the runway and became stuck in mud. The 71 passengers All uninjured were transferred to another plane. A Pilot apparently became lost in the fog near White Plains n.y., sunday and was killed when his plane crashed. Snow fell on the ice coated Eastern Section of North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota. Telephone poles snap the Northwestern Bell Telephone co. Said at least 20,000 wire Breaks were reported in South Dakota sunday. The company said More than 2,000 Telephone poles had snapped under the ice loads. The company sent 520 workers from four states to repair the damage. A Telephone company spokesman reported 40 per cent of the exchanges in the Fargo n.d., District were out of order sunday night he said More than 80 North Dakota towns were affected by broken lines and poles and that it will be wednesday before service is to Normal. Nearly 300 men were reported working to restore communications. In the Northeast air traffic was stopped at Friendship International Airport in Baltimore for 12 hours sunday. Shipping in the port of Baltimore was paralysed and Only one of the nine ships due to sail departed. The forecast Cloudy with occasional Light Snow or freezing drizzle today. Mostly Cloudy tuesday with Little change in temperature. Winds northerly at 15, becoming Light this evening. High Low Here sunday 23 and 16 degrees forecast Low tonight to High tuesday 20. Noon temperature hero today 1ft degrees. 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