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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Uthbrtdge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1974 24 Pages 15 Cents Six ministers dropped in big cabinet shuffle TV, radio address tonight Nixon 'ready to resign' OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau gave his federal cabinet a wholesale shake-up today, dropping six ministers, shifting eight and bringing in four newcomers. Heading the list is Allan MacEachen, hard-working government House leader in the last Parliament, who mov- ed up to be external affairs minister. He replaces Mitchell Sharp, who got Mr. MacEachen's former cabinet post of Privy Council president. Given their walking tickets were Herb Gray, former con- sumer affairs minister; Stanley Haidasz, minister for multiculturalism; Revenue Minister Robert Stanbury, Works Minister Jean-Eudes Dube and Senate Leader Paul Martin. The sixth to leave was Jack Davis, former environment minister, who lost his Com- mons seat in the July 8 federal election. Newcomers to the cabinet are Barnett Dandson of York North, who becomes urban af- fairs minister: Judd Buchanan (London, minister of Indian affairs and notrthern development; Rome LeBlanc, (West- morland fisheries minister, and Senator Ray- mond Perrault of British Columbia, government Senate leader replacing Mr. Martin. As a result of the changes the over-all size of the cabinet was cut to 29 members from 31. There had been speculation it might be increased in size. Besides Mr. MacEachen and Mr. Sharp, others given new posts were: C. M. Drury: Moved from his old post as treasury board president to the new dual port- folio of science and public works. Jean Chretien: Moved from Indian and northern affairs to treasury board. Otto Lang: Remains as jus- tice minister but given added portfolio of attorney-general. Andre Ouellet: Moved from former position as post- master-general to consumer and corporate affairs. Jeanne Sauve: Moved from her former post as science minister to minister of en- vironment. She replaces Jack Davis, the only cabinet minister defeated July 8. Bryce Mackasey: Elevated from minister of state to post- master-general. Ron Basford: Moved from urban affairs to the national revenue portfolio vacated by Mr. Stanbury. Jean-Pierre Goyer remains as supply and services minister but gives up the ad- ditional responsibility he had as receiver-general in the last Parliament. Sixteen other ministers, in- cluding Prime Minister Trudeau, retain the posts they held in the last Parliament. They are: Transport Minister Jean Marchand, Finance Minister John Turner, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald, Labor Minister John Munro, Communications Minister Gerard Pelletier, Regional Expansion Minister Don Jamieson, Manpower Minister Robert Andras, De- fence Minister Richardson, Trade Minister Alastair Gillespie, Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan, Solicitor-General Warren Allmand, State Secretary Hugh Faulkner, Veterans Affairs Minister Daniel MacDonald, Health and Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde, Justice Minister Otto Lang. Senator Perrault, a former member of Parliament and one-time leader of the British Columbia Liberal party, was appointed to the Senate last October by Mr. Trudeau. The government leader in the up- per house is the only cabinet position involving the Senate. Mr. Martin's departure is expected to pave the way for a new appointment for the 71- year-old parliamentary veteran. ALLAN MACEACHEN MITCHELL SHARP JUDDBUCHANAN BARNETT DANSON PERRAULT ROMEO LEBLANC 'Tis a far better thing I do.. PAUL MARTIN Inside Classified ......20-24 Comics .........18 Comment .....4.5 District..........15 Family Local Markets .........19 Sports 9-11 Theatres............7 TV.........6 Weather ...........3 Youth 8 LOW TONIGHT 50; HIGH FRI. 75; MAINLY SUNNY. JUAN-EUDES DUBE ROBERT STANBURY HERB GRAY Canadians digging in at UN fort on Cyprus Consumer prices up .8 per cent OTTAWA (CP) Con- sumer prices rose eight-tenths of one per cent in July over June, bringing the total 12- month increase in the con- sumer price index to 11.3 per cent, Statistics Canada reported today. Food price increases ac- counted for one-third of the gain, the federal agency re- ported. The index for food eaten at home rose by nine-tenths of one per cent during ihe month while the index for restaurant meals was up 1.3 per cent. Higher beef prices were the cause of more than half the in- crease in the food indexes. The housing index was up sixtenths of one per cent and this gain contributed another one-quarter to the rise in the all-items index, the agency said. Higher mortgage interest rates were among the main factors boosting the housing index. Among components of the consumer price index the largest increase in July was a 2.2-per-cent jump in the recreation and reading index. The increase was due almost entirely to higher motel and hotel rates, and to higher new- spaper subscription rates in several major cities. The July gain in the over-all index represented somewhat of a moderation in the rates of price rises. During May, the index was up 1.7 per cent, the highest one-month gain since the Korean War, and in June it rose by 1.3 per cent. The July index level was 168.0. PM to try to hold down living cost OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau said today his government will propose more legislative controls to hold down the still-rising cost of living if this should prove necessary later this year. "We plan to use every means at our he told a news conference. Asked whether the latest monthly consumer price index increase of eight-tenths of one per cent, announced earlier in the day, was a sign that the economy was returning to nor- malcy, he replied: "We hope so. We think it's an encouraging indication of the course of the econ- omy in the future." NICOSIA (CP) Amid the stench of rotting flesh, sweating Canadian troops began hauling 100-pound sand- bags to the top of a new United Nations fort on the ceasefire demarcation line in this war- scarred city. The building, a tall block of apartments in the former Greek-Cypriot area, had been persistently attacked by Tur- kish islanders during recent fighting., A number of Greek-Cypriots had been by Cana- dian most of the bodies were removed recently by a contingent of Canadians in the United Nations peace- keeping force who occupied the building. Lieut. Pierre LeBlanc, 24, of Montreal, leader of the pla- toon manning the outpost, kept one eye on his men and the other on Cypriots on either side of the newly-altered Green Line that divides ancient enemies. the The work was heavy, back- bending labor which the troops of the Edmonton-based Canadian Airborne Regiment took into their stride. Israeli premier says Arabs building up arms ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli Premier Yitzhak Ra- bin says that Syria, Iraq and perhaps Jordan might surpass Egypt in an "unparalleled arms race" among Arab countries. Speaking to Israeli paratroops Wednesday, Rabin said Israel was witnessing "a build-up, disposition and readiness for war, led this time by Syria." For 26 years Israel has regarded Egypt its principal enemy. The statement came one day after Defence Minister Shimon Peres said the Soviet Union has supplied Syria with billion in arms since last October's war, only half a billion less than Moscow had provided in the preceding six years. Rabin said that the proximi- ty of Syria and Jordan to popu- lated areas of Israel may re- quire his government to reconsider its strategic thinking. WASHINGTON (CP- The traumatic era of Richard Nixon's presidency rolled towards an end as the controversial leader disclosed his decision to resign and prepared a broadcast tonight. "I feel relief, sorrow, gratitude but also said John Rhodes, House of Representatives Republican leader, as he reported that Nixon will resign later today. Nixon asked for televi- sion and radio time at 9 p.m. EOT. Rhodes disclosed the resignation plan after the president met with Vice- President Gerald Ford, who will become the 38th president. One of Ford's aides said the vice- president would have no immediate comment. However, a top presiden- tial aide said Nixon called Ford to inform him of the im- pending resignation. Representative John McFall of California, the House Democratic whip, said he had been told that Nixon's resignation will go to State Secretary Henry Kissinger on Friday and Ford will be sworn in as 38th president at 6 p.m. EDT Friday. Other congressional sources said the resignation will take effect at noon Friday. White House press secretary Ronald Ziegler an- nounced that Nixon will meet shortly with Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress before the television-radio broadcast. In resigning, Nixon would retain a a year pension and would receive federal funds to cover office and staff expenses. Many commentators suggested Nixon's departure from the White House would provide the U.S economy a psychological lift. Official White House business and national leadership appeared to have stagnated as Nixon devoted more and more of his time to the Watergate defence. National attention also was concentrated on the strange Watergate developments with opinion pools showing Nixon's national popularity had dropped to an all-time low. Hundreds of reporters feverishly watched White House activities as Nixon faced the cold reality that virtually all his congressional .supporters had left him. invents developed swiftly to- day amid spreading specula- tion that Nixon, besieged by the Watergate scandal, had finally yielded to appeals from his own close supporters to quit. Stripped of authority, he may risk criminal prosecution for admitted participation in the Watergate cover-up but there was some speculation that a government under Gerald Ford would be reluc- tant to pursue the case. However, Senator Edward Brooke (Rep. Mass.) introduced a resolution in the Senate to provide Nixon with immunity from prosecution if he resigns and makes a public confession of guilt. Peace talk outlook THE CANADIAN PRESS Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros said prospects for the second round of Cyprus peace talks today "are gloomy and I am pessimistic." The foreign ministers of Greece. Turkey and Britain are seeking a political settle- ment to support the far largely thfy signed eight days ago in the first round of talks. Mavros told reporters at Geneva airport that he had taken a "flexible attitude" on the question of withdrawal of foreign troops from Cyprus order to enable agreement 'But in view of the constant violation of the ceasefire by Turkish forces we are now compelled to revert to the integral text" of the United Nations Security Council resolution demanding the "withdrawal wjthout delay" of the foreign troops. Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes told Geneva reporters a "campaign of lies" has been spread by Greeks and Greek-Cypriots concerning the conduct of Turkish forces on Cyprus. "I on my part could also re- fer to massacres and killings of Turkish-Cypriots but I will not do so because I do not want to create a bad at- mosphere of mutual recriminations at our talks." he said. On Cyprus, a member of a British television crew was killed by a land mine and tour other foreign correspondents were wounded as a press con- voy entered the town of Lap- ithos Reporters in the convoy said Ted Stoddard. a soundman for the BBC. was killed when he stepped on the mine. Seen and heard About town Ian Whittiogton taking five friends to dinner and paying 60 per cent of the bill Aid. Bill Kergan worrying about the bet he made several months ago that President Nixon would not be im- peached. Former Herald publisher dies at 54 Hugh Buchanan, former publisher of The Herald and member of a distinguished Canadian newspaper family, died suddenly in Hamilton Wednesday at the age of 54. Hamilton police found Mr. Buchanan, who was editorial page editor of the Hamilton Spectator, dead in his home Death, they said, was from natural causes. Son ot Ihe late Senator William A Buchanan of Lethbridge, he was editor, then editor and publisher of The Herald from 1954 to 1959. Funeral arrangements are not complete, but Mr Buchanan will likely be buried in or near the Buchanan fami- ly plot in Mountain View Cemetery Born in Ottawa on April 6, 1920, but raised in Lethbridge, Mr Buchanan- received some of his early education in the city before entering Pickering College in Ontario He graduated from Pickering in 1938, then attended Queen's University in Kingston for three years before joining the Royal Canadian Navy. He rose to the rank of lieute- nant during the war and was in charge of transporting fleets of motor launches from the shipyards at Collingwood, Ont. to Halifax and from there through the Panama Canal to Canada's West Coast. After the war, he finished his degree at Queen's before returning to Lethbridge to work on the newspaper owned by his father. He became sports editor and, after a thorough grounding in the newspaper business, managing editor, a position he held when his father died in 1954. Mr Buchanan then assumed the title of editor, and general manager Harold Long became publisher. Upon Mr. Long's retirement sometime later. Mr. Buchanan became publisher and editor. In 1959, he sold the paper to the FP group of newspapers and went into business in the United States. He was an amateur actor with the Lethbridge Little Theatre and an early promoter of famed Canadian photographer Roloff Beny. Upon returning to Canada in 1962, Mr. Buchanan joined The Spectator as an editorial writer. He also wrote a humorous column "Faces and Places." In 1969 he was ap- pointed associate editor and later took over as editor of the editorial page In collaboration with Alistair Hunter, a former Spectator editorial writer, Mr Buchanan wrote a series of 18 children's adventure books known as the Brad Forest series They were published under the pen name Hugh Maitland. He was a life long bridge player, golfer and art collec- tor, and also had extensive coin and stamp collections. Mr. Buchanan was un- married. His brother Donald, well known photographer and author of several books on art. was associate director of Ihe National Gallery of Canada when he was killed in a rtir accident in 1965. HUGH BUCHANAN ;