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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August News in brief 10 tapes fcnon-existent' WASHINGTON (AP) -The ot the White House tapes ordered turned over by the I'ruled States Supreme Court, except for 10 that apparently don't exist, are in the hands of U S District Judge John Sirica In turning over the subpoe- naed tapes Wednesday. White House lawyer James St Clair said at least 10 of the 64 taped conversations sought by the special Watergate prosecutor do not exist because they took place over a telephone which had no recording device Montreal subways closed MONTKKAL (CP) The city's subway system was closed today tor the second in a row in a labor dispute between 1.600 maintenance workers and the Montreal I'rban Communitv Transit Bus Commission (MUCTC) service was normal. The workers remained off the job despite a Quebec Superior Court injunction granted Wednesday ordering them back to work. Hinton workers return HINTON. Alta. (CP) About 500 workers decided to comply with a court order Wednesday that ruled their walkout was illegal and they should return to their jobs at the .Northwestern Pulp and Power Ltd. plant A source said the workers, members of the United Paperworkers International Union, Local 855. made the decision Wednesday afternoon at a meeting called to discuss the court injunction obtained by the company. Chinese exhibition opens TORONTO (CPi Mme Jules Leger. wife of the represented her husband at Wednesday's otticial opening ot the exhibition of Chinese archeological finds at the Royal Ontario Museum The opening was held in the museum's Chinese Garden for more than 1.200 guests, in- cluding Chang Wen-chin, China's ambassador to Canada, and Mme Chang Hitler Youth leader dies MUNICH Baidur von Schirach. former Hitler youth leader, died today, his family announced here Von .Schirach. who served a sentence tor war crimes in West Berlin's Span- dau prison, was 67 He died at a small hotel in a resort on the River Mosel Von Schirach was described as the "poisoner ot the gener- ation" by the Nuernberg war crimes tribunal when he was sentenced in 1946. Notley plans CALVARY iCPi Alberta New Democratic Party leader Grant Notley said Thursday the party will produce a mini- budget this tall to give Alber- lans what he called "an alter- native" to "government by order-m-council." Mr Notely. the lone NDP member in the 75-seat legislature, told a news conference the provincial government has already spent about SI 12 million of the oil royalty windfall which it received from higher oil prices. Lockout not planned VANCOUVER (CP) Of- ficials of the four grain com- panies involved in a contract dispute with the grain workers union here have told the federal government they would not attempt to force a settlement by locking out workers. Special legislation banning any shutdown at grain facilities here was to expire at midnight Wednesday night. Drug school overcrowded EDMONTON (CP) A summer school on drugs and alcohol sponsored by Alber- ta's Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission has been embarrassingly successful, Jean Liebrecht, the com- mission's information officer said Wednesday. She said the school, schedul- ed Aug. 18 to 23 at the Univer- sity of Calgary has been over- registered. 'Population curbs needed' GENEVA PARK, Ont. (CP) Canada's population should be a major issue in the next federal election, Christopher Taylor, president of Zero Population Growth, told Couchiching Conference delegates Wednesday. Mr. Taylor said that Canada has no immigration policy, ad- mitting as many immigrants as allowed under past require- ments set by the department of manpower and im- migration. Bilingualism lauded BANFF. Alta. (CP) Of- mimii ficial Languages Com- missioner Keith Spicer said here Wednesday that bilingualism in Banff National Park will bring more tourists to the Rocky Mountain recrea- tion area. Mr. Spicer praised efforts made by the park service and town to provide bilingual com- munication and said "we should be putting more emphasis on bilingualism be- ing good for business, par- ticularly in national parks. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Hamilton, P. Buchanan, 54, newspaper man and editor of The Spectator's editorial page. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE uJ New Speaker of House optimistic about job OTTAWA (CP) Jamo Jerome wanN to nurture the tine qualities ot common sense and sweet reason in the highh par- tisan surroundings of Parliament Mr. Jerome. Liberal MP for Sudburj since 1968. thinks he can do so as Canada's 28th Speaker of the House of Commons The 41-year-old Sudbury lawyer will be nominated to the post bv Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau when the newly-elected Parliament meets in late September. Being Commons Speaker is acknowledg- ed as one of the most gruelling political jobs in the country, requiring a physically taxing combination ol patience, en- durance, diplomacy and tact Former Speaker Lucien Lamoureux. who did not seek re-election July 8. would frequently drag himself from the Com- mons chamber and stretch out on the couch in his Centre Block office, damp with exhaustion from refereeing another unruly question period. Mr Jerome thinks he can survive the rigors ol the new job by remembering to 'always be reasonable." "By and large the members are a pretty good bunch of people." he said in an inter- view Wednesday from his home "I think I will be able to get along with them Mr Jerome's nomination already has the unofficial endorsement of the opposi- tion parties. Following customary prac- tice. Mr. Trudeau sounded out other party leaders on the choice before announcing it earlier this week As a Liberal backbencher Mr Jerome won the grudging respect of opposition MPs for his work as parliamentary secre- tary to Government House Leader Allan MacEachen and for heading the Commons justice committee and the special com- mittee that recommended reforms in elec- tion spending. "I am delighted with the said Gordon Fairweather, Progressive Con- servative justice critic. "He has a judicial temperament that is well suited to the job." Mr. Jerome said he has no plans to shed either his Liberal Party identity nor his riding as Speaker. He said he does not sup- port the concept of a permanent Commons Speaker with no riding of his own "because the Speaker has to be able to say that he is there on his own merits and not because of the goodwill of the other mem- bers." "He has to be a full-fledged MP on Ins Mr. Jerome said. He does not intend to follow the Lamoureux example and leave the Liberals to sit as an independent MP The former speaker could get elected in the Eastern Ontario riding of Stormont- Dundas regardless of the label he chose, Mr. Jerome said. "I think I can do a good job for my con- stituents by hanging on to the Liberal label." Mr. Jerome, like other MPs, wants to see Commons rules changes aimed at speeding up house business. But he will not act on his own to introduce any specific changes as Speaker. "Any procedural changes will have to be based on the goodwill and on the consensus of the he said. Marine officers strike could affect shipping MONTREAL (CP) Two unions representing 900 deck officers and ship engineers employed aboard Canadian cargo ships began strike ac- tion today against the Cana- dian Lake Carriers Associa- tion (CLCAi. The strike is expected to tie up 145 vessels on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The CLCA, with 17 member firms, accounts for more than 90 per cent of Cana- dian shipping in these regions. Desk officers of the Cana- dian Merchant Service Guild began quitting work just after midnight, and were followed at 8 a m. by 400 engineers of the Canadian Marine Officers Union. Negotiations between the two unions and the lake carriers' association broke off Tuesday as the two sides fail- ed to agree on wage and cost- oi-hving increases. Shippers lost several weeks earlier this season when crew Natives drafting own Indian act Summer Games swimmer Greg Dickie, 10, of Pincher Creek, was one of competitors in the fifth annual Southern Alberta Summer Games which opened Wednesday in Fort Mac- leod. Above, Greg plunges through the water using a butterfly stroke during one of the swimming events. The games, comprising 12 different sports, with competitors chosen from local competitions in 13 zones, continue through Saturday. Ojibway Indian leader VANCOUVER (CP) An Indian written version of the Indian Act was presented Wednesday to 60 native leaders who will give a revis- ed version to the federal government by Oct. 31 The draft legislation was presented at a National Indian Brotherhood meeting here. The brotherhood represents more than registered Indians. The legislation includes proposals intended to safeguard the tribal rights of registered Indians while ex- cluding non Indians. It would not distinguish between men or women in determining status. Under the present act. an Indian woman who marries a non Indian loses status permanently, but a man marrying a non Indian retains his status. The new version says that an Indian of either sex who marries a non Indian would not be allowed to live on a reserve to protect bands from cultural erosion and large pop- ulation increases caused by marriage. men who belong to the Seafa- rers' International Union ol Canada walked out in March in a dispute. The vessels affected by the strike, called lakers, basically transport iron ore trorn the lower St. Lawrence River to the Lakehead and return downstream loaded with grain A spokesman tor the mer- chant service guild said today it will take at least one week before all deck officers leave their ships. He estimated 100 deck ofii cers walked off the job when their strike deadline was reached but said those on- board ship would leave only when the ships docked at their destinations (iilles Gauthier. president of the marine officers union, said Wednesday night it would take at least two weeks lor the men to vote on a return to work "Unless Parliament wants to order us to return to work. it uill take at least that long before we get back." he said. Mr Gauthier said the men are seeking primarily wage parity with their off-shore counterparts Marine engineers currently earn an hour alter serving a live- year apprenticeship and the union is seeking a increase in each year of a two- year contract. vows to hold ground Hussein voices hopes WINNIPEG (CP, The leader of an armed occupation ot Anicinabe Park in Kenora, Ont delivered a message of delianec Wednesday at a small rally in support of the Indian demonstration. When the time comes and il they start shooting, we won't run away." said Louis Cameron of the Ojibway Warrior Society which has led the occupation since July 22 in the northwestern Ontario town We will hold our ground and il we run it will be into their guns." About 100 persons attended B.C. firefighters go back to work VANCOUVER (CP) Firefighters in four Van- couver area mun- icipalities who went on strike Wednesday returned o work at 8 a.m. today. Harry Rankin. legal advisor for the Delta. Coquitiam, Richmond and North Vancouver district firefighters union locals, said the men decided at a two-hour meeting Wednesday night to return to work because the provincial government had called for an emergency ses- sion of the British Columbia legislature today to deal witn the strike. "On that basis, the firefighters said they would go back to work at 8 said Mr. Rankin. who is a Vancouver alderman. He said they decided at the meeting to ask labor minister Bill King to get in touch with the mayor and council of each of the four municipalities and ask that they negotiate directly with the firefighters to "resolve the outstanding economic differences." Up to now. negotiations have been carried on through the Municipal Labor Relations Board. Earlier today, four Richmond firefighters pickets joined supervisory staff and municipal workers in dousing a house fire. A Richmond fire department spokesman said the striking firemen went out with one cf three units of firefighters when the seriousness of the blaze became apparent. the rally, including Winnipeg councillor George Munroe who. while saying he preferred negotiations with "empty hands rather than a said he sympathizes with the 150 men, women and children who have barricaded the park and vowed to resist any attempts to dislodge them. Mr Munroe. who also is ex- ecutive director of the Indian and Metis centre here, said much of what is happening in Kenora is also going on in Winnipeg. "One day they (Indians in Winnipeg) will get fed up and do something. I don't know what but something has to give for Middle East peace 'Coastal states must retain ocean rights' CARACAS (AFP) uous freedom of fishing would lead to a total collapse of liv- ing it-sources of the seas, CaiMdn told the ol !he Sea Conierence Wednesday. "The coastal states must have sovereign rights and re- sponsibilities over the protec- tion, the management and the exploitation of living resources within the economic the Canadian delega- tion said Provisions should be made to protect the interests of developing countries as well as landlocked states so they would be able to fish in order to meet their needs. OTTAWA Hus- sein of Jordan met Prime Minister Trudeau and voiced hopes for a Middle East peace Wednesday before his scheduled departure today for Vancouver. The king told a news confer- ence after his talks Wednes- day that "a start has been made" toward a lasting Mid- dle East settlement and that he is encouraged that efforts will continue. But he noted that "there has been no meeting of minds" with Israel on disengaging from last October's battle lines. And he reiterated that the Palestinian Libera- tion Organization (PLO) should not be seen as the sole spokesman for Palestinians at the coming international ne- gotiations in Geneva. Other Arab states support the PLO's position as the sole representative at the talks. Asked about Canada's role in the region, he said he had looked in his meeting with Mr. Trudeau and External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp for "better understanding" from Canada, but quickly remarked that his expression "was not the right one." Has Canada sided with Israel in the dispute9 "I have no reason what- soever to criticize the position of Canada in any formal way." he replied. Canadian troops are repre- sented on the United Nations peacekeeping force in the area. Ivan Head, foreign affairs adviser to Mr. Trudeau. said the king "made no reques.s ol Canada" when the two leaders met tor an hour In his news conference, the king repeated his view that the Palestinians should have t h e power ot sel 1 determination to stay in Jordan where most of them live, to form a federated state or "go their own way Britain unveils new 4soak rich' tax plan LONDON (Reuter) Brit- ain's Labor government today announced new "soak-the- rich" tax proposals. Chancellor of the Exche- quer Denis Healey introduced his proposals for a wealth tax in a government green document for con- sultation and discussion. The paper sets out the gov- ernment's plan for a tax on an individual's assets, from jew- elry to property, and including owner-occupied houses. The tax may also be charged on antiques and cars, if a person has more than one. The government proposes that people should make their own assessments ior the tax. based on the market values of their assets. This would be backed up by spot checks by the tax authorities. Special arrangements will probably be made for farmers because farming land has a high valuation but produces a low return. There may also be special provision for owners ot historic houses and collec- tions ot art. books and manuscripts, provided they are open to the public. Ford making list of VP candidates? CHICAGO (AP) -The Sun- Times says Vice-President Gerald Ford has drafted a preliminary list of 14 potential candidates for vice-president in the event he becomes president. Heading the list is former Defence Secretary Melvin Laird, the newspaper says to- day in a Washington-datelmed story. Other lending candidates were icported to be Representative Albert Qiiie (Rep Minn.) and former Republican Senator Charles Goodell of New York. Rounding oiU the all- Republican list were former New York governor Nelson Rockefeller. Senators Howard Baker and William Brock of Tennessee, Robert Taft of Ohio. Robert Stafford of Ver- mont, Mark Hatfield of Oregon, Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, and Charles I'ercv of Illinois, Representa- tive John Anderson of Illinois, former attorney-general Elliot Richardson and Gov. Ronald Reagan of California. The newspaper did not say where it obtained the list. The Sun-Times also says sources close to Ford stated the vice-president has already instructed members of his staff to prepare an inaugural address. The newspaper says one close associate to the vice- president says Ford is likely to praise Nixon for his selflessness in resigning, out- line the successes of the Nixon era and assure the country that the president's foreign policy initiatives would be pursued. In Washington, the vice- president's press secretary, Paul Miltich, said the report that Ford instructed his staff to prepare an inaugural address "was a complete fabrication." Miltich said he personally asked the vice-president about news reports that Ford had signalled his staff to begi.i making preparations for his assumption to the presidency in case President Nixon leaves the office. Miltich quoted as say- That's totally in- and that no such instructions had been given by Ford. Miltich also said he had no knowledge of any preliminary list of potential vice-president candidates "I know nothing about he said "I have never seen such a list." ;