Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
HOPES FOR RAILWAY GRAIN SHIPMENTS QUICKLY VANISH WINNIPEG Hopes for resuming shipments of grain during the strike by non-oper- ating railway employees in Saskatchewan and northwestern Ontario evapo- rated Wednesday and early to- day. spokesman for both the Associated Non-Operating Eailway Unions and one of the rlilways said sufficient stocks of grain are already available a Lakehead shipping points. W. H. the unions' strike co-ordinator said early today that the unions had agreed to move a Canadian Na- tional Railways grain train Wednesday but the train bad to be cancelled when non-ops refused to call in the necessary crews. have a pass but there's no trains moving. People won't he said. basically the non-ops that won't go in at The unions had originally agreed to move fain during their rotating called to back contract demands with Ca- nadian National CP Rail and eight smaller rail- ways. He also said CNR had 731 cars of grain on hand at tlye La- and more grain is not needed at the present time. In Thunder strike co-or- dinator Frank Mazur said Wednesday that union members would begin allowing employees needed to move grain through their picket lines at midnight. He said the decision had been taken during a meet- ing of union members. a CP Rail spokes- man said early today that a yard crew had been called at but the picket line was not lifted. About non-operating em- ployees in Saskatche- wan and northwestern Ontario set up picket lines at 6 a.m. lo- cal times Wednesday and are to remain tbe job til night tonight. Meanwhile at Montreal more mediation talks were scheduled here today as railway em- ployees remain on strike in Sas- Manitoba and north- weArn Ontario until midnight tonight. More than others re- turned to their jobs in Quebec at midnight Wednesday night. No new strike has been an- nounced by the Associated Non- Operating Railway rep- resenting non-ops in a contract dispute with 11 Cana- dian including CN and CP Rail. Judge Alan named ear- lier this week by the federal la- bor department to mediate the met Wednesday with both parties for the first time and described the hour sessions as during a break in the he had told a re- going to be here a long Judge Gold set separate meetings today with union and management then a three-way meeting this evening. He has not asked the unions to cease their selective strikes during the mediation. The Letkbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 202 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS TWO PAGES f 1 1 f -1 i'-i Swathing operation the cutting of crops before they reach full maturity to are also being swathed. The harvest of winter wheat and fall prevent wind damage to fully ripe is a familiar scene across both seeded last is in full swing throughout the south. The Southern Alberta. Gerrit Van Bezooyen of the Lethbridge district harvest of spring seeded wheat crops isn't expected to get under way swathes a barley field near Broxburn east of the city. Rapeseed fields for another two weeks. Africans seek help for drought areas By THOMAS JOHNSON New York Times Service SENEGAL Leaders of African nations hardest hit by a five-year drought and famine will attempt to get international support for more than billion in public works aimed at making the sub- Sahara region or more than 25 million people a major exporter of vegetables and minerals. The request for funding is scheduled to come out of a regional meeting of African technicians and heads of states beginning August 16 in Upper Volta. The request will be based in part on scientific studies of ways of making the region's farmers rnd livestock-raisers less dependent on the uncertain sum- mer rains. The nations scheduled to take part in the that Niger President Hamani Diori termed in a recent interview of the most important in the region's are Upper The Cameroon and Gambia. Conducted by France as the former colonial power in the by several foreign aid agencies and as the United the scientific studies had given some hope to the mostly French-speaking nations that they might some day improve their agricultural potentials. A lack of funds kept the nations from building the public works themselves. 'It's a damned lie' Agnew tells press Inside 1 don't Uke the look Of Classified 20-23 Comics......18 Comment S District 3 Family 9 Local News Markets 19 Sports 13 Theatres 7 TV........ 6 Weather......2 Youth........10 LOW TONIGHT HIGH FRIDAY MAINLY SUNNY ASHINGTON Pro- claiming that he will not be im- paled on a sword of Vice-President Spiro Ag- new has taken up his own de- fence against allegations that he accepted political kickbacks. And Agnew insists he will not resign. Breaking a self-imposed si- lence that lasted less than 48 Agnew called a news conference Wednesday to de- nounce assertions that he ac- cepted kickbacks of a week while governor of Mary- land and a payment of from one contractor after be- coming vice-president. have no intention to be skewered in this fashion and since I have no intention to be so I have called this press conference to label as fa'se and scurrilous and ma- licious these these as- sertions and accusations that are being Agnew said. The reports that Agnew ac- cepted kickbacks wens pub- lished after he disclosed Mon- day that he was a subject of an investigation by U.S. Attorney George Beall in Baltimore. The investigation involves al- legations of extortion and tax evasion arising from kickbacks allegedly paid by building engineers and architects to Maryland and Baltimore County political fig- ures. Republican fund-raising efforts also are involved. Asked if he was unequivocally denying the kickback Agnew am denying them and I am labelling T think a person in my position at a time like this might be per- mitted this departure from nor- m a 1 damned In fielding a wide range of questions about the investiga- Agnew also will not nor will he even step aside on a tem- porary basis while the investi- gation is going on. has expectation of being indicted.1' met with. President Nixon for more than an hour discussing the investi- gation. Agnew said he is satis- fied with Nixon's expressions of although he feels he could stand on his own feet and isn't seeking support from any- one. and when the Baltimore investigation goes to a grand he will decide then whether to appear before it. Agnew said he had decided to break his silence on the charges because of defamatory state- ments being linked to the news media by v.'.at he said the press characterized as sources to the federal investiga- Within hours after Agnew wound up the news Beall disavowed any in- volvement on his part or the part of his assistants in the news stories Agnew assayed. Agnew released the text of a letter from Beall to Judah Agnew's which first in- formed tbe vice-president for- mally that he was a part of the federal investigation. Boat stall yields teen-age victims Tex. Po- lice say they expect to find more victims in shallow graves that already have yielded eight nude all believed to be teen-aged victims of sexual per- version. Houston police officer Breck Porter made the prediction that Handgun ban sought by crime group WASHINGTON A national crime commission rec- ommended today that all Amer- icans other than law-enforce- ment and military personnel be barred from possessing hand- guns by 1963. Noting that handguns were used in murders in 1971 the commission also urged thai each state prohibit their manufacture and ac- quire existing handguns and render inoperative those heJd as collectors' items. Soaring prices at worst level in two decades OTTAWA Soaring food prices in July fueled another big jump in Canada's worst inflation in 22 years and appeared certain to strengthen demands for price con- trols from Prime Minister Trudeau's political opponents. Statistics Canada said today grocery p rices climbed 2.2 per cent last month and were 15.6 per cent higher additional bodies will be found buried in a rented boat stall. The macabre story started Wednesday when a 17-year-old Houston youth led police to the shallow graves in the city's southwest section and said he had killed the man responsible for the deaths. The youth told authorities he shot and killed Dean Allen of Pasadena after an all-night party-in Corll's during which the youth and two others had passed out after smelling spray paint. Police said they found what appeared to be torture in- struments in the Corll home. The youth said as lie Corll was putting handcuffs on him and had already bound the other two youths. He said Corll told him he would have to kill all of them. The who was not iden- said he convinced Corll that he was an ally. He said that when Corll put down a .22 he picked it up end shot Corll as Corll came at him. The youth said Corll told him of killing some persons and bur- ying in the bout italL than a year ago. Higher costs of and clothing av- eraged out to a rise of n're- tenths of one per cent for the up 7.7 per cent in one the report said. The increases raised the gov- ernment's Consumer Price In- set at 100 on 1961 to in July from 149.7 in June. It 140.2 in 1972. The index figures mean that typical family living costs of per week in 1961 rose to by 1972. to in 1973 and to a month later. Earlier reported figures on wages showed some four mil- lion Canadian workers in pri- vate industries averaging a little more lhan per week with inflation wiping out most of the past year's average wage increase of about 8 per cent. July's 2.2 per cent boost in grocery prices was the second largest monthly jump in the past year. prices for fresh pro- poultry and eggs were major contributors to the latest monthly index ad- Statistics Canada said. Fresh vegetable prices ad- vanced 11.8 per cent and fresh fruit 3.1 per between June and July. Earlier this even before the latest reported rise in living Conservative Leader Rob- ert Stanfield had accused Mr. Trudeau's Liberal government of drifting with virtually no pol- icy to combat inflation. Mr. at a news con- ference repeated his party's demand for an imme- diate 90-day freeze on all prices and to be followed by a system of controls similar to those adopted in the United Sta-es. New Democratic Party Leader David Lewis on the same day criticized the Trudeau government's economic policies as disastrous but he has not advocated wage-price con- trols. Living costs so far this year have climbed 5.4 per wlu'ch would amount to an an- nual rise of more than 9 per cent if it continued for the next five months. The last time prices rose fas- ter than that was in ttie Korean War year of 1951 when living costs climbed 10.6 per cent. Beryl chairman of the food prices review eaid letters have been sent to Dominion Stores and Loblaws asking them to explain why prices were raised on bacon al- ready on shelves. Spokesmen for Dominion stores said the bacon prices had been reduced to levels of a week ago on bacon in stock and denied raising prices on 29 other items. Liberal member takes breather Canada's secretary of state is breathing deeply of Western air while be has the chance. Hugh Faulkner told an audi- ence in Fort Macl3od he is glad to be free of restrictive'1 political atmos- phere in Ottawa. Tanned and looking very re- the 39-year-old minister and Peterborough. MP was on his third trip west since his appointment last No- vember. Next he goes to the Northwest Territories. In an interview he pooh-pooh- ed the suggestion he was out West as part of a Literal cam- paign to recoup election losses. have always had a mysti- cal attachment to this part of the he since I worked on a cattle ranch in B.C. when I was He has spent the last few days in Banff and Waterton talking with naturalists like author Andy Russell. can't tell you how mag- nificent this experience has he told the audience. hope the few days I can spend with you will lead to a broad- enJDF of one eastern mind and you'll have one more friend in the Later he said the purpose of Ms trip was partly self edu- cation and partly curiosity. He said alienation is not unique to the West but is inherent in the vastness of the country. rather suspect a lot of politicians build up alienation to destroy a search for alter- natives. I hope Westerners don't swallow that nonsense. hope they believe a Cana- dian from ths East can be as Canadian as a Westerner. don't feel one jot more at home in Ontario than in Fort Macleod or in Toronto than m other picture on Page ARABELLA THE SPIDER IS SKYLAB SUPERSTAR Strike set MONTREAL The As- sociated Non-Operating Railway Unions announced today their Ontario members- will walk out for 56 hours beginning at a.m. EDT Friday in all parts of the province east of Thunder Bay. CAPE Fla. Arabella the spi- dsr is rapidly becoming the superstar of Skylab. Arabella has so captivated scientists that flight con- trollers have given her a new lease on life as she spins her gossamer web in orbit in the interests of space knowledge. Flight controllers have told the crew that when they eat they can try to tempt Arabella with a bit of the raw filet which is part of the crew's gourmet frozen din- ners. By Arabella must be getting quite along U.S. lawyers brand CDC in takeover Tex. Lawyers for Texasgulf charged Wednesday that the Canadian through its Canada Development Corp. conspired with Canada's largest mining company to at- tempt to take over Texasgulf. The charges came in opening arguments on an amended peti- tion filed early Wednesday in a suit by Texasgulf. The petition seeks to prevent consummation of a tender offer by CDC for Texasgulf stock. The CDC has offered to buy 10 million shares of Texasgulf stock at each. The lion move would give the CDC 35 per cent of oststanding and effective control. with her who has not been given her chance yet to shine in orbit. The tiny spiders were each given one fly before liftoff as a and to last them for- sustenance in their flight to orbit. If Arabella was fed too she would not spin the is her natural method of catching or dinner. on the other with only one fly for her Arabella was only expected to live for about 20 days. With a new lease on there is no telling what Ara- bella may do. She will un- doubtedly turn out to be the best-fed spider in the world. The astronauts have also been asked to see what Ara- bella does during the night. Flight controllers understand that a spider eats part of its web at night and starts fresh the next day. Without the gravity she is used Ara- has already spun a unique corners within her plexiglas box. and heard About town TETHBRIDGE MP Ken Hurlburt Con- sapping punch in Fort Macleod with State Sec- retary Hugh Faulkner Lil attribut- ing her wall-washing abilities to nine years of wedded bliss.