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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbridge Herald VOL LXVII 105 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, APRIL 16. 1974 44 Pages Henry hopes to narrow gap New York Times Service UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. Syria and Israel remain far apart in their proposals for separation of their forces in the Golan Heights, but well-placed diplomats said today that secretary of state Henry Kissinger believes he can narrow the gap on his forthcoming Middle East trip. The diplomats, as well as some Kissinger aides, said that now that Kissinger has received the formal proposals from both Syria and Israel he has had to report to them no substantial change in the two sides' positions. But he has decided to make another Middle East trip later this month. A primary element- in Kissinger's thinking, the diplomats said, was the approach made to him in recent days by foreign minister Ismail Fahmy of Egypt, whose comments and suggestions on disengagement were more moderate than those introduced by the Syrians so far. Residential tax hike held at 1.53 mills Troop visit rejection surprises Diefenbaker By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA An irate John Diefenbaker demanded to know in the Commons Monday why he was barred from visiting Canadian troops stationed in Israel with the United Nations Emergency Force. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp, acting as prime minister, expressed surprise that the former prime minister had been rejected in his application for permission to visit the troops. He said he personally would have no difficulty in visiting Canadian troops abroad, upon request. Mr. Diefenbaker said he was not seeking to place himself on as "high a level" as the secretary of state for external affairs. West firemen reject offer By THE CANADIAN PRESS Airport firefighters throughout British Columbia and in Winnipeg indicated Monday they will reject a contract offer intended to restore full service at many western Canada airports and prevent walkouts at others across Canada. A meeting of the firefighters at Winnipeg International Airport was Monarch suspect remanded A 20-year-old man from Baltimore, Md., pleaded guilty in provincial court this morning to robbing a Lethbridge man of his car and wallet near Monarch Sunday night. Clarence Charles Leash was charged with robbery with violence He was hitchhiking near Fort Macleod with two juveniles and got a ride with Michael Bodnark, 62. 617 8th Ave S. Near Monarch Leash pulled a knife and forced Mr. Bodnark out of his car and took his wallet The three were arrested later that evening. Leash was remanded to April 23 for sentencing. The two juveniles, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, will face charges in juvenile court. unanimous in rejecting the offer, and a telephone poll of firemen at 10 British Colum- bia airports indicated they, too, oppose the proposed settlement. The airport firefighters are seeking wage parity with mu- nicipal firemen in all provinces. Bill Duthie, a spokesman for the Vancouver firefighters, said that if the contract is approved, there may be resignations among airport firemen throughout British Columbia. Firefighters at Grande Prairie airport returned to work Monday afternoon and agreed to slay until Edmonton handed down the results of a vote. The Edmonton employees agreed to return at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday unless other centres convince them they should stay out. At Winnipeg, union spokesman Barrie Ledoux said 27 of 36 striking employees, members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, agreed unanimously that the proposal was unsatisfactory. Negotiators for the alliance have recommended acceptance of a treasury board offer that would increase pay to a year over four stages from the current The proposed agreement would be retroactive to April 1 this year and expire June 15. 1976." However a formal request was made by his office for ap- proval from the military au- thorities for a planned visit to the troops by Mr. Diefenbaker when he is in Israel this week. "The reply received by my office was that under no cir- cumstances would any one from Canada be allowed to visit the forces. Indeed it was added that this included the minister of national said Mr. Diefenbaker. Mr. Sharp said that perhaps the military authorities were concerned that the former prime minister might be endangering his life because of the unsettled state of affairs between Israel and the Arab countries. "If he would like to visit the troops I will see what I can do. but I certainly would not en- courage him to go in where there is a lot of shooting. We really would like to have him back." said Mr. Sharp. "Is that the reason the minister does not snapped Mr. Diefenbaker. Mr. Sharp pointed out that the Canadian forces participating in the UNEF are under the command of the United Nations commander However they are not doing patrolling duties or any of that type of work of providing logistics as they did in the previous force. Former prime minister Die- fenbaker will leave Ottawa Tuesday for a ten-day visit to Israel. A guest of the Jewish Na- tional Fund he will officially dedicate the John G Diefenbaker Parkway, a tree- lined highway between Jerusalem and Canada Park in Israel. rr HICK ERWIN photo Hay burns up While a bulldozer stirs up burning hay at the W. T. Hill Farms Ltd., east of the city, a Lethbridge fireman sprays a stream of water from a truck-mounted nozzJe known as a deluge. The special nozzle, used at Mon- day's fire for the first time, is operated by one fire- man and puts out a large stream. In spite of the fire department's efforts., the fire destroyed about 150 tons of hay valued at Smoke was seen for miles Arson is suspected. Story page 12. Inside Classified........16-19 Comics.............6 District............13 Family Local Markets........ 20 Sports Theatres...........7 TV ..............7 Weather...........3 'Now Mrs. Hubbard, you went to the cupboard to fetch your poor dog a bone. How can you afford such luxuries7' LOW TONIGHT 35: HIGH WED. 65; MOSTLY SUNNY Hearst girl sought as material witness SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The FBI is hunting newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst on a material-witness warrant which identifies her as a member of a heavily-armed gang that robbed a bank and shot and wounded two passers-by. Authorties said she may have been forced into taking part in the s-tickup. Three other women pre- viously linked to the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) are being sought on bank-robbery charges after the holdup Monday. Automatic photographs taken inside the bank and accounts given by witnesses show nine persons were four women and an unidentified man who entered the bank and four persons who waited in one of two cars outside. The SLA says it kidnapped Miss Hearst Feb 4 Miss Hearst was identified from photographs taken by hidden cameras during the robbery. Pictures showed her with a U.S. Army carbine slung over her shoulder. By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer City council set the 1974 residential tax rate at 50 mills Monday, holding the increase in the city portion of taxes to 1.53 mills or about five-per-cent. Continuing in their belt-tightening mood of previous budget meetings, alderman chopped another mill, representing in expenditures, from the city budget in Monday's meeting. They ordered the community services department to cut back its in capital expenditures by reduced preventive social services spending by of which the city's share is and the province's and reduced the contingencies fund allocation by about The end result of their -g...... efforts which saw the city part of the tax hike drop jij: from a projected eight-mill S 1973 1974 1974 increase in the budget Mill Mill Mill presented to council by the Rate Rate Rate (Res) (Com) City general taxation 33.16 34.69 34.69 Alberta Planning Fund .41 Supplemental education requisition 13.40 Provincial school foundation plan 25 03 Green Acres Foundation M ill rate comparison administration a month ago, 'appeared to leave most aldermen pleased. "It's the first time we've taken the bull by the horns and- really made cuts, regardless of peoples" favorite said Aid. Steve Kotch. Aldermen vigorously denied suggestions their tax-saving moves were made with October's civic election in mind. Only Aid. Bill Kergen felt council could have been a little more generous in dispensing tax dollars He submitted three motions to council to reconsider resolutions passed at last Monday's meeting to give the police department only four of the seven constables it wanted to hire, to delay building a new city greenhouse for a year, and to refuse The Sight, The Sound and The Fury the grant requested. His first motions went down 7-1, while The Sight, The Sound and The Fury grant was again rejected by the same 4-3 vote as last time. Aid. Kergen later termed that vote "shortsighted" and said he was very disappointed by council's refusal to fund a project that recognized the RCMP centennial He was also critical of council's decision to trim from preventive social services programs All the PSS projects were approved by council, leaving the community services department to determine where cuts will have to be made in their budgets Aid. Kergan said he didn't think people would object to a three-mill tax increase. "With the city's growth, if we're going to meet the requirements of the citizens, it's only logical the mill rate has to go up." he said. The 1.53-mill increase approved by council will mean about to more on the average home-owner's tax bill. But increases in the supplemental education requisition, and the Alberta planning fund, and a .26 mill levy to pay for running the Green Acres Foundation nursing homes will add another 1.5 mills to the tax rate Property taxes for some home-owners could actually go down, however, since the provincial education tax has been removed- Last year the education tax represented 25.03 mills of the 72-mill 1973 tax rate. This year it stands at 28 26 mills, helping to boost the 1974 commercial mill rate to 78.26 mills. .50 14.55 .26 .50 14.55 28.26 .26 72.00 50.00 7826 Montreal men seek PO strike MONTREAL (CP) The Canadian Union of Postal Workers was asked to call a nation-wide postal strike today by the Montreal union local Marcel Perreault, local union president, said the strike call was necessary "because of the intransigence displayed by Postmaster- General Andre Ouellet during -negotiations with the union." Workers ejected MpNTREAL (CP) Police forcibly ejected more than 200 workers from the city's mam post office at 4 a m. this morn- ing after they showed up for work but refused to work Police were called in by postal authorities after the employees showed up but refused to work as ordered by a Quebec Superior Court injunction which ordered a halt to work stoppages. A spokesman for the Cana- dian Union of Postal Workers, Montreal local, said police also ordered the employees not to remain on the sidewalks. "I was told I had no more business there than the others after I tried to speak with the lieutenant in he said. "I was warned that if I didn't leave I'd be thrown into the paddy wagon He said a meeting would be called today to determine further action. Seen and heard About town Subpoena WASHINGTON IAPI spe- cial Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski asked United States District Court today to issue a subpoena for tapes of 63 conversations in the White House Administrative assistant Kathleen Hunter being listed in the new Henderson city directory as president of the University of Lethbridge Organist Gean Wheeler, Magrath. opening a book to play music during a church service and discovering she had picked up her son's guitar book bv mistake. The national union had earlier set today as a possible date for a nation-wide strike if no agreement is reached with the postal department on implementation of the postal code, automation and job security Early this morning, police forcibly ejected more than 200 workers from the city's main post office after employees showed up for work but refused to work. A Quebec Superior Court in- junction granted last week bars employees from staging work stoppages. A union spokesman said po- lice ordered the workers out of the building and told them not to remain on the sidewalks. 'I was told I had no more business other than the others after I tried to speak with the lieutenant in charge I was warned if I didn't leave I'd be thrown into the paddy he said Montreal members of the postal union were scheduled to meet later to decide on future action In Quebec City, a spokesman for 600 postal employees said workers in that region also will meet today to discuss the situation. The spokesman said there have been some spontaneous work stoppages by postal workers in Quebec City, Levis, Baie Corneau. Sept- Iles. Alma and Jonquiere. But despite the stoppages, he said, mail delivery in the region was normal. Jean-Claude Parrot, chief steward of the union, said after the meetings ended today that no agreement could be reached between the union and government negotiators. He said he had no doubt that union members across the country would support a national walkout The union leaders were meeting again to decide how "to surprise Mr. Ouellet" with a strike, he added Mr. Parrot said the post of- fice had failed to give adequate guarantees The union wants the right to negotiate technological change and wants operators of postal coding machines paid equivalent rates to other mail sorters. They now get 70 cents an hour less. Cigarette girls share million lottery prize MONTREAL (CP) A lottery stub removed from a safety deposft box in Quebec City this morning bears the magic number makes nine Levis. Que. girls a total of million richer than they were Monday. Although the girls had not yet contacted the Olympic Lottery office here, a spokesman for Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd in Quebec City said the stub was examined in a credit union in the company building and it bears the correct number. The nine girls have been iden- tified as Raymonde Guay, Pierette Bloum. Jacqueline Bedard. Therese Thivierge. Pierrette Cote. Rejeanne Racine, Huguette Amyot. Gaetane Turcotte and Francoise Martineau. Their ages were not immediately available. The ticket was purchased by Raymonde Guay from a Quebec City credit union. All the winners will receive except Francoise Martineau, who with two shares will receive the spokesman said. The spokesman said, however, eight of the girls hold one share each in the ticket, with one girl holding two shares. Eight girls will collect apiece and the ninth will collect The girls, he said, are all em- ployed in the Rothmans factory and earn an average of a week apiece, The winner of the second the single, biggest money winner in the been identified as Roy G. Brooks of Guelph. Ont. Reporters were standing by m the Rothmans office waiting for the girls to appear to collect the ticket. The girls were supposed to be en route from Levis. across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City. Although thev were not due to report to work until 3pm, they had said they would come to the office at mid-morning to talk to reporters. They had not arrived by 11 a.m. EST. Mr. Brooks, a cost supervisor with Canadian General Electric Ltd. was on his way to Montreal to collect his winnings Before he left, accompanied by his wife and four daughters, his wife told reporters that he had dreamed six weeks ago that he had won the lottery "I've never heard him so sure about anything." Mrs. Brooks said. Alf Black, Mr. Brooks' supervisor at General Electric, said Mr. Brooks showed up for work this morning. "I saw the ticket and then kicked him the hell out of the office for the Mr. Black said A Quebec Provincial Police corporal is reported to be the third- place winner of ;