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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Postal labor peace closer; pickets here from Calgary Lethbridge postal workers were off the job again this morning after workers from Calgary set up picket lines around the post office. Doug Harrold, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) local representing Lethbridge inside workers, said today the picket lines were set up about Inside workers were honoring them and had joined the pickets, though some letter carriers crossed, he said. Postmaster Art Lewis said about 15 carriers, out of 38 normally on the morning shift, had reported for work. Only "a couple" of inside workers had reported, he said. Mr. Harrold said word had been received from the union that the national postal strike may soon be settled. The workers had accepted all points for a proposed settlement, and the government had accepted all but qne, he said. But in Ottawa, postal union president Joe Davidson denied a rumor that the walkouts are over and he would make no comment on the union's position on the proposals. Mr. Taylor, who began talks again about a.m. MST today, said there have been no new developments since last night. The source, who did not want to be identified, said government negotiators dealing with a formula proposed by Mr. Taylor still are considering the recom- mendations. Mr. Taylor, asked about ru- mors that the strike was over, said he doesn't deal with ru- mors. The government's million automation program is the root problem behind the strikes. Israel's 26th grim day From AP-REUTER ferael celebrates its 26th anniversary of independence today against a grim background of aerial and ground battles with Syria and after a Security Council condemnation of its recent foray into Lebanon in re- taliation for a Palestinian raid that killed a number of Israelis. The Israeli United Nations delegate walked out on the Se- curity Council vote Wednesday, the day on which Israel was mourning its dead from five wars since 1948. As the mourning began. Prime Minister Golda Meir warned that Israel's period of grief should not be mistaken for said Israel was ready to strike off the hand of any enemy raised against her. For a second successive day, Israeli aircraft Wednesday attacked Syrian positions around strategic Mount Hermon on the Golan Heights. Syrian planes later struck at Israeli units along the southern parts of the heights, and the Israelis retaliated by sending fighter-bombers against Syrian troops entrenched in the same area. Along the heights, artillery barrages and tank clashes went on all the 44th day running. The independence anni- versary celebrations were toned down this year because of the fighting in the north. Military parades and official receptions were cut out, but special services were held in synagogues Both President Ephraim Katzir and Mrs. Meir heralded Israel's anniversary with hopes for peace coupled with the need to remain prepared for war Mrs. -Meir, who will be 76 next month, expressed the be- lief that the time would come when Israel and her Arab neighbors would live in peace, but she did not believe she would live to see it Katzir, who toured the Golan Heights front Wednesday, said in an independence day address that Israel "continues to be ready for peace and is willing to go more than half-way, but the Arab countries must in- dicate they are ready to accept our existence and not simply explore new methods to eliminate us from the map." The president Friday returns to the task of helping the country to set up a new government The Letlibridae Herald VOL. LXVII 112 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1974 10 Cents 36 Pages DEADLINE EXTENDED ON LICENCE PLATES EDMONTON (CP) The postal workers' strike will have one benefit for Albertans a one-month extension of the deadline to get license plates and validation stickers. Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne told the legislature Wednesday-that primarily due to the mail strike, 1973-74 plates will be valid until May 31. "Many applicants who rely on our mail order service are having their applications and cheques he said Reports say premier has resigned Army coup in Portugal, leaders face ultimatum Their privacy's assurred Red River isolates home on Winnipeg's southern fringe Alberta's flood loss may reach million Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Damage in flood-plagued north and central Alberta is approaching million, Hugh Homer, minister of agriculture said Wednesday. Dr. Homer told the legislature that victims of the flooding will receive some compensation from the province. "Victims will be able to claim for residential property, personal effects and agricultural losses." The frequency of past flooding will be considered and the major concern will be to enable persons to re- establish their means of livelihood, Dr. Horner said. Persons affected by the flooding were requested to register damages at municipal offices. Special couriers have already taken compensation forms to hard- hit communities. "The damage to property is expected to be widespread throughout the northern half of the province, particularly in the Vegreville, Two Hills, Barrhead, Calmar and Wetaskiwin areas." A disaster compensation committee will' be sending teams of insurance adjusters to make preliminary damage surveys later this week. Meanwhile, a 47-year-old Camrose man who tried to cross a flooding creek near here Wednesday was swept off his feet and carried into Driedmeat Lake by the flood waters. RCMP said Lester Gordon Kanten's body was recovered from the lake after his futile attempt to cross the flooding creek at a point nine miles south and two miles east of Camrose. Elsewhere on the Prairies, flood fighters are finding it easier today, but the work is just beginning for officials of all three levels of government who must estimate the damage. NIXON'S DEADLINE EXTENDED WASHINGTON (AP) The House of Representatives judiciary committee today ex- tended the deadline for Presi- dent Nixon to respond to a subpoena for tapes of 42 presidential conversations and received a recommendation that a num- ber of impeachment charges against Nixon be dropped. Both developments had been expected. The committee voted 34 to 4 to extend until next Tuesday the deadline for Nixon to respond to the subpoena, which originally called for compliance by today. The committee's staff, meanwhile, recommended that a number of impeachment charges be dropped 'Malicious lie' won't stop girl from completing student exchange A Cardston girl says she's determined to complete a school exchange visit with a Nova Scotia friend, regardless of a news story saying that her visit would be prevented because the friend is black. Shelley Burt brands a Canadian Press story, originating in Nova Scotia, that says a Cardston principal prohibited the return exchange as "a malicious lie" and "very disillusioning." According to the CP story transmitted Wednesday, a community action group in New Glasgow, N.S., wants to know who decided that Miss Burt should not stay at the home of Jean Whyet, a black girl from New Glasgow, under the Student Exchange Program, because of Miss Whyet's cultural background. The committee feels the Cardston high school principal is responsible for the decision, according to Rev. Kerry Bourke, chairman of the committee. Principal of Cardston High School is H. L. West. Mr. Bourke said the committee learned that shortly after a group of New Glasgow students arrived in Cardston on an exchange visit, a male chaperone with the New Glasgow group was called in by the principal and asked about the black girl's background. He said the principal apparently told the male chaperone it was his opinion the white girl should not stay with the black family on the impending return visit to New Glasgow and that the black girl should be told this. Miss Whyet was told this by a woman chaperone who made the trip to Alberta, Mr. Bourke said. Mr. West told the Herald Wednesday he did ask questions about Miss Whyet's background. "I asked questions about every girl's he told The Herald. "That's because I have concern for my students." Twelve girls from Nova Scotia and 14 girls from Cardston are involved in the exchange program. All the girls from Cardston are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and most of the Nova Scotia girls are Catholic. But religion is not at issue, says Shirley Kopitzke, one of the Cardston teachers who is co-ordinating the program. "Part of the purpose of the program is to bring together people of different cultural and religious backgrounds for an exchange of Miss Kopitzke said. Mr. West said the decision that Miss Burt should not stay with Miss Whyet was never made. "I don't know what the trouble Mr. West said. "But it must have come from Nova Scotia it didn't originate here." Miss Whyet stayed in the Burt home during her visit to Cardston and the two girls formed a very warm relationship, Miss Kopitzke said. Miss Burt's father, R. Dennis Burt, told The Herald: "We just loved her (Miss Whyet) she's a fine girl. We have nothing but good to report of her visit in our home." The parents of both families were quite happy about the exchange, and Mr. Burt said he specifically requested that his daughter stay with Miss Whyet when the Cardston students make the trip to Nova Scotia. Miss Burt said Miss Whyet phoned her when she returned to Nova Scotia to find out if the story was true. As far as the girls are concerned, there is no foundation to the story. The Cardston students were to fly to Nova Scotia this week but have had to postpone their trip until strikes and other travelling problems are straightened out. LISBON (CP) The army took over Portugal in a dawn coup today and the country's president and prime minister were reported to be inside a barracks here, facing an ultimatum from rebel troops to either surrender or be shot. Eyewitnesses said the rebel troops surrounding the militia barracks opened fire at one there was no news on the fate of the 67- year-old premier, Marcello Caetano, or the president, Admiral Americo Thomaz. There were reports that Caetano had resigned, but these were not confirmed. The ultimatum was delivered by troops calling themselves "the movement of the armed forces They said they controlled the country from north to south after their 5 a.m. putsch aimed at reforming the political system with a "national junta of salvation." For hours nothing was heard of Premier Caetano, President Thomaz or other members of their government Then it was learned that they had taken refuge in a barracks of the National Republican Guard, a paramilitary organization responsible for internal security and traditionally a bulwark of the government. RESPONSE UNKNOWN There was no word of a re- sponse to the ultimatum from the building, a monastery on a small hill in the old part of Lisbon After the burst of firing, na- tional guardsmen left the bar- racks and shooting continued in neighboring Rossio Square, informed sources said. The small-arms and machinegun fire died down after a few minutes, they added Frigates and destroyers of the British, Dutch and Canadian navies steamed away from Portugal today when the coup began. They were to have taken part in a NATO exercise in the eastern Atlantic. Doctors 'shouldn't be judges' By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Within a month the Alberta Medical Association will be handing the provincial government recommen- dations regarding coroners' inquests that could include a complete rewrite of the Coroners" Act, the president- elect of the AMA said here Wednesday. Bob Hatfield of Calgary said the AMA has been asked to present detailed recommendations to the attorney-general as a result of a brief the AMA presented to the government's board of review into the administration of justice into the lower courts. One of the major ideas the AMA is pressing is "doctors should not be judges." The investigative and judicial functions of a coroner should be separate. Dr. Hatfield, in Lethbridge as part of the AMA president-elect's annual tour, told The Herald. The AMA committee preparing the recommendations has presented an interim brief which promotes the use of a "medical examiner system" similar to that used in Manitoba and some American states. The system would separate the two functions and encourage the training and recuntment of physicians with special skills in forensic medicine. The medical examiner would be responsible for undertaking whatever examinations or investigations are necessary to determine the cause of death of an individual This report would go to a higher authority to determine what action should be taken. The recommendations of coroners' juries do not now usually result in much action being taken, Dr. Hatfield said. Executive director of the AMA Bob Clark, of Edmonton, said the coroners' inquest has outlived its usefulness. "The coroners' inquest filled a purpose before but no longer, if its job is to determine the cause of death." Dr. Clark said. Dr. Hatfield said along with forensic specialists determin- ing causes of death, autopsies should be performed on all people who die within 72 hours of surgery. "This is a desire by most attending staff of hospitals Surgeons and physicians as well as (a patient's) family are distressed when a death occurs following he said In many instances the physician will be allowed by the family to conduct an autopsy but many people do not allow- the doctor to determine cause of death So the profession is asking that the coroners" power be invoked so if there is any question of cause of deafh months later the information will be available, he said. And if the autopsy is done it should be done on patients who die within a set time limit such as 72 hours, he said. The profession has also called for more resources lo be implemented to help lo adequately investigate cause of death The first shooting was in the Caisdosodre area, near Lisbon's central square. Two tanks of the 7th Cavalry Regiment were stationed that regiment was loyal to the regime. A military spokesman said the troops, led by majors and captains, asked two of the country's top soldiers Generals Antonio de Spinola and Francisco da Costa join the seven-man junta. and hMird About town DeAnne Atwood, Magrath. wondering why all the bills could make it through despite the mail strike when none of the cheques could.. Ian Lowe asking who was the stranger in the house after his father shaved off a beard. Mine labor shortage feared Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The renaissance of the Alberta coal industry will wither without considerable government participation, says an Energy Resources Conservation Board report. With markets for thermal coal expected to triple within the decade, and production of metallurgical coal to quadruple, the board says the outlook for the industry could be excellent. But the revival which began about a decade ago with large contracts to Japan could be crippled by severe labor shortages. The board said the anticipated shortages can only be resolved by government assistance. "In particular, close collaboration will be necessary between the industry, departments of government and municipalities directly affected by mining developments in order to provide suitable accommodation for mine employees and their families Only concerted effort will solve acute shortages of land in mining communities such as Coleman and Canmore which prevent the provision of new housing and amenities for employees, the board said. But if all goes well, the board said the booming industry would inject billion into the Alberta economy in the next 10 years Direct employment would rise from 1.900 persons last year to 9.300 in 1982. "It is anticipated that in response to demand for thermal coal, up to six new mines will have to be developed by 1982." Four of them would have to be established in the foothills region to meet Ontario electricity production demands. An additional 10 million tons of foothills .coal would be required for the Ontario market. Six new mountain coal mines will be required to meet metallurgical coal demands reaching 19 to 20 million tons by 1982. But the board says uncertainty on the part of both the industry and public about land use requires "early and clear of government policies for areas in the foothills and mountains where massive reserves exist. Practical guidelines for land reclamation in those areas where development is anticipated are also lacking. In the field of royalties, it said rates should be gradually increased for coal shipped out of the province. Additional and 20. reports Pages 19 inside Classified 30-35 Comics 28 Comment District 21 Family 25-27 Local News Markets 29 Sports 24 Theatres 7 TV 6 Weather 3 Youth 10 LOW TONIGHT 40; HIGH FRI., 70; MAINLY SUNNY ;