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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta RE A CH SE TTLEMENT IN I. H. C. STRIKE FINAL EDITION Weather Smtkwni Alkcrta Fweeart VABTLT CLOtHOT, WIVDT VOL. 101. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 PAGES DEFEAT FOB SOVIET DEMAND SEEN Acceptance Canada Webomes AlexanderjJap Asks Council By UniOnS NewGovernor-GeneralDocks at VOtetS ReJCCt Soviet Plea Is Awaited 80-Day Tie-up at Eleven Harvester Plants Hits Workers w (By Associated Press) ASHINGTON, April 10 Settlement of the 80-day-old strike at 11 plants of the Interna- tional Harvester Com- pany employing: workers was agreed on earlv todav. TJXIOX RATIFICATION Announcement that the company and the United Farm and Metal Workers of America (CJ.O.) had reached the agreement, subject to union ratification, was made by the assistant secretary of labor, "John W. Gibson. Mr. Gibson had sat in on 10 days and nights of almost continuous sessions between com- pany and union officials. An 18-cent wage boost provision, recommended by a fact-finding panel, had been accepted before the talks with labor department offi- cials started, but a "number of is- sues in dispute prolonged the negotiations. Gerald Fielde. secretary-treasurer of the union, said the union's coun- cil would meet in Chicago as soon as transportation of delegates could he arranged to "go through the ratification process as soon as pos- sible." George Hodge, manager of labor relations for the company, said it was obvious that all "the workers could- not return to their jobs at once; but that they would be noti- (Continued on Pase Two.) ACCEPTANCE Cabbies Seek Protection From Sluggers WINNIPEG-, April thoughts of protection from, rear seat sluggings remain uppermost in the minds of nervous 'Winnipeg taxi drivers, several have approved a suggestion to install a bullet and hammer proof glass shield between front and rear seats. The plexiglass and luciie compo- sition invented by Ozzie Nasburg. lorrner R.C-AJF. expert, cuts off the driver from passengers and can be installed for about S25 to S30. Nervousness among cabbies arises from-two back seat, sluggings area during the last sis months, most recent of which was March 30 when Johann Johnson was found with head beaten in lying in a suburban Tuxedo lot. Reward for aid in capturing the slayers has been raised to The Left Hand Corner. Churchill at the White House New Alexander's Mountain. To Nip Polls Seamen's Union Wants No Tossing Out of ,GJB. Publishing First Free Voting in Gener- i Results Thursday Ready For Strikes I TORONTO. April i i Canadian Seamen's Union advertis- i for 100 tests. 500 foldir.? cots i and 1.000 blankets. "We're not i Her Case May Move U.N. Meetings TOKYO. April anese voters, led by a. surpris- ingly Large number of women, today elected a post-war govern- ment in their first free voting in generations. The Tokyo Tote was between 65 and 70 per cent of those eli- higher than the semi-restricted 1337 election and well under the 86 per cent call- ed out under Hideki Tojo's coer- j cive methods in the 1942 i HEAVY WOMEN'S VOTE More than 50 per cent of the eli-; jible women voters went to the polls i in contradiction of predictions that littie more than 2o per cent; would, use their newly granted franchise.; Communist leaders in press inter- i views demanded a new election when it was learned that many persons were unable to vote because of. registration and record faults par- j tiaily due to population shifts. Many women came to the polls i with babies strapped to their backs. while others left their children in i impromptu nurseries set. up in poll- j ing districts. Forty per cent of all eligible vot- ers in rural TJtsunomiya community had cast ballots three hours after" the polls women pre- dorainating- KNOW RESULTS There was no indication of trend. First reports of the count are ex- i pected by late Thursday. cast victory for conservatives, but with no single party winning a majority of the 458 dies seats at 1 LaPefe stake.. Shabbjly-clothed- voters- gathered before polling-Tslaces-in "long lines an hour before the 7 ajn. opening. There's one in every country: going hunting: with that equip- I ment. I can commented j President Pat Sullivan when queried j 1 about the advertisement. "We're j getting ready for a j The C.S.U- national executive here had ordered a strike vote on all lake j and coastal vessels ;o start April; 15. in its demands for an eight- j hour day. j Eight Perish! Boston Fire Injured I I April j Eight persons perished and five others were injured today in an early-moraine fire that swept a j four-storey Bock Bay apart- j mcnt house and brought swift i investigation by fire and police j officials. Firs damage was esti- mated at S10.000. The investigation included two other fires which started within a 10-bIock radios while firemen were battling the flames in the apartments where the deaths occurred. The sjoiice listed tlie dead as: By -JOHN M. t3y Associated Press; NEW YORK, April 10 United Nations dele- gation officials today fore- cast almost certain defeat for Russia's proposal that the security council throw out the Iranian case, al- though a rough debate appeared in store with the United States and Bri- tain opposing the Soviet Union. Iran's opposition to the Russian proposal was an- nounced officially to the council last night, but it probably will not tackle the issue until Saturday or Monday. PONDER T.-.N. SITE House Head Dies LONDOX, A.arii South-wood. 73. head of one of Brit- ain's largest publishing houses, died today. Starting his career as a newspaper delivery boy at sfcree sbilHagg naif those ruling in IG39. AH types, forms THE LEFT HAND (Continued on Page IE.) EWSPAPERJTJ fi C H! VI Canada Pays Contributions Due to U.N.R.R.A. OTTAWA. April has paid her two contributions to the United Nations Relief and Re- habilitation Administration totalling it was learned. Under j the provisions of the contributions j SO per'cent has to be spent in this country for goods to be FUNERAL OF C. E. MORRIS VICTORIA. April service for Charles E. Slorris, formerly of Calgary, who died here Monday will be held Thursday morning. SDMONTON. April j are progressing on paper for new armories acd extensions to existing armories in centres throughout Al- berta where reserve army units will be stationed, it was learned today, but military officials said "nothing concrete" has been decided upon and it would be "complete stupidity to think we will build armories when materials and labor are so scarce I years, wita collections shown for housing and other essential i brackets, were: l9-s3. building." The matter has been discussed in j various provincial towns by Col. T. i E. Snow, district officer command- i ing- Military District 13. and it is vJCCJV understood the existing plan is to i provide armories according to j strength of units. It is said high priority has been granted for the construction of an j armory in Lethbridge. Olds, Stettler j and Red Deer, which will have army units, "still are on paper." and no Never Asked to Be Represented On Advisory Board 619 to Feb. 28. Payments for pre- j 1944, C 1 O3-SK. REGINA. April Co-opera- tives Minister L. F. Mcunosn o. plans have as vet been drawn for j Saskatchewan, said or: the eve 01 i armories or extensions to cxistine I departure for cc-operanve trade armories. The same situation ap- plies to Edmonton P to needy nations and the remainder goes into a free fund to be spent as U.N.R.R.A. decides. The free fund contributed by all nations in also will make exten- sive purchases in Canada where goods are available. OTTAWA. April -CS j In British Columbia, those Maclnnis Vancouver had grown children and vet wanted shipped urged in the commons that steps be j an hour ahead of schedule, despite VISCOUNT (Continued on Page Two.) Floating Band And Bananas For Alexander HALIFAX. April 10. t? A floating band and bananas play- ed a part in the welcome today of Canada's new governor-gen- erai. A military band on the deck of an army tender played the Aquitania, carrying Field Mar- sha! Viscount Alexander, up the harbor. Bananas have been in- cluded on the menu of the gov- ernor-general's first Canadian ac his special request. The famous British warrior and Lady Margaret Alexander haven't eaten the fruit since 1D39 while, of the three children. 13- year-old Rose is the only one io have ever tasted one. taken to imonrve the lot of a? people in Canada, He moved a resolution asking the government to consider" making three amendments to the Old Age Pensions Act to reduce ine eligible pension age from 70 to 65 years, in- crease the rate of pensions, and j abolish the means test. j In most of the provinces, the maximum pension was S30 a month, j but in no province was that srneuni the average. At June 30. 1945. the old age pensions across the country I ranged from S13 to a month. No I one in Canada could live on less i than S20 or S30 a month. I negotiations in Britain tiiat. he I would visit Denmark. France, and Sweden and hinted trade negotia- tions with organizations in ihesf countries also were a The minister heads a 'our-man delegation going 10 Britain to nego- tiate trade agreements between Sas- katchewan co-operatives and two big British co-ops, the Scottish Co- operative Wholesale Society of Glas- gow and the Co-operative Wholesale ins had to sue ttisir children j tise" of tne'Sporr." of Churchill as to prove that the children had re- an important point in trade with fused to support them before Britain uiij be urged by t'ne minis- pension was granted. ter while ia Briiair. and he wsU ARLIAMENTARY NEWS A REGINA. April The federal government at no time made application to be resented on the advisory boarti of the prairie provinces set op to study the question of water I conservation in the wesi, Frem- j icr T. C. Doogtas said. He made the statement when commenting on an Ottawa des- patch quoting Resources Min- ister J. A. Glen as saying in the commons that the federal gov- ernment did not feel that it could impose on the advisory board, since the board had not invited the federal .government ia be represented on it, "It appears that the federal government is now trying to find an excuse not to assist the prairies in the water conserva- tion projects it Mr. s said. ORDER IS REPEALED OTTAWA. April Lster Abbot! announced today in commons the repeal of an or- der-in-couneii under which Canada had returned to the "United States deserters from the United States army wlio were detained in Canada- Mr. Abbott referred specifically to the case of Daniel McCIoy of liipes, who had Joined the United States forces in 1929 and some years later went absent wilhou: leave. McClov later surrendered and to 2 years imprison- a'fter 16 months I and returned to Canada. He en- companies. I Turning to the means test. said it meant thai no one could get. I I a pension unless they were virtually j was sentenced "desutute." The test should be abol- ment but ished so persons could apply for i re-ur j pensions without feeling that they j in the army in were for chanty. September. 193S. and served untis Mr. Maclnnis quoted figures ,o Ausnm, 5945, wncn he was honor- show that 50 per cent of those ap- plying for pensions in British Col- umbia had only real property of less than S251. Seventy-seven per cent of those applying had personal property of less than S251. "Surely." he said, "we have something better to do than looic- ing into the personal affairs of these old people." ably discharged. Mr. Abbott the order never was intended to cover a case such as that and McCloy's case had "serv- ed to emphasize that fact." There- fore, the order was repealed yester- day. In making the statement. Mr. Abbott was replying to a question about the disposition of McCloy's The number of those seeking oici- ase pensions was reported to be on case asked previously by John Dief- j I the increase, lenbaker send the pro- posed British, loan to the floor for debate. The action was announced by Senator Alben Barkley iDoru KyJ after a closed meeting. Senator Barkiey predicted the senate would pass the proposed credit; "by a sub- stantial majority." He said the bill would be called up for action the first of sssz. week. Members said these proposals were rejected the comrainee: Bv Senator Kobers Tafs Ohlb> to give Great Britain oat right provided the nsocev be spent in the united States. Senator Tail toSc report- ers that onJy two senators voted him on uiis. By Senator McFariasc (Dem.. Ariz.; to require Great Bri- tain to ram over to the Unitsc States permanent the bases now used by" this country on a 53-year lease. "This vote was reported, to be seven for and 11 againsw B" Senator Homer Capehart to set up a i 000 credit for Britain against i which she cculd borrow up to tie extent of the annual- deficit be- her imports and exports. Ttrs vote en this was not reported. NEWS BULLETINS BRITAIN" READY TO RATION BREAD IF SOES IXJNDON. April >Unister AtUee's office an- nounced tonight that the British cabinet had reached a decision at a special meeting to ration bread if the United States would do tbs same. A spokesman said the decision would be im- mediately to the Combined Food Board. Britain -will match any action the United States takes to alleviate the world food shortage, the cabinet decided. MRS. WOIKDf PLEADS GUILTY TO TWO CHARGES OTTAWA. April WoOon, former external affairs department cipher clerk, pleaded sniKy two charges under the Official Secrets Act- and elected speedy trial when she appeared before Conaty Judgi; Gordon aSeDcosaU today. The case "was adjourned until Friday. ANOTHER BUMPER WINTER WHEAT CROP FOR U.S. WASHINGTON. April United Stales agricnltore department reported today that a winter wheat crop of bushels is indicated on the basis of conditions prevailras Aprtt 1. This estimate compared with last year's hamper winter "wheat of S23.177.OdO busheis and with a average of bnshels. DEAL WITH SOVIET DEMAND NEXT MONDAY NEW YORK. April of the tJnitea Nations Security Council decided today to take ap Monday afternoon Russia's demand for dismissal of the Iranian word spread that Poland bad filed her formal request for council action against the Franco eminent of Spain. No reached on the site problem and another meeting wOl be necessary, prior to tie public Monday meeting. GOUZEXKO SUBPOENAED TO APPEAR IX GERSON CASE OTTAWA. April A subpoena was issned late today for appearance in court here tomorrow of Igor Russian cipher clerk, as a witness in the case of M. S, former muni- tions department official who espionage charges. The sub- poena was instigated by defence counsel, H. P. HiB, who issued others for appearance of Royal deputy commissioner of the R.C.M.P., Kenneth Campbell, secretary, ana E. K. Williams, eeaBsel, for the royal comntissimi espionage. iWSPAPERI ;