Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August News in brief Edmonton power fails EDMONTON (CP) A ma- jor power failure in south and central Edmonton Thursday left' es and offices without pow r periods ranging up to 90 ..unutes. The rippling outage, which brought many businesses to a standstill in the afternoon. was traced by Ed ton power officials to a tioning transformer. A major power generating station was shut down because of the ty equipment. Subways still closed MONTREAL (CP) The city's subway system will re- main closed for the third con- secutive day today as about 1.- 800 subway and office workers continued their strike to back cost-of-living allowance de- mands. Despite a Quebec Superior Court injunction ordering 600 maintenance and garage employees back to work, the men. members of the Montreal Transport Union, voted 350 to 125 Thursday to continue the strike. Hussein lands in B.C. VANCOUVER (CP) Amid extremely tight security. Jordan's King Hus- sein landed his own jet plane at Vancouver International Airport at 2 p.m. Thursday. The King was greeted by provincial Li. Gov. Walter Owen and Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips. King Hussein flew here from Ottawa and will visit the Abbotsford Air Show today. Civil servants' pay hiked OTTAWA CP) Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada have ratified a 28- month tentative contract agreement applying to about 700 office equipment operators, the union said Thursday. The operators who run mailing, duplicating and calculating and bookkeeping equipment mainly for the supply and services department, will receive pay- increases of 8.5 per cent retroactive to July 30, 1973; a S500 cash payment and a further increase of 7.5 per cent on Oct. 7. Environmental pact urged UNITED NATIONS Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko has urged the adoption of a treaty to out- law interference with the en- vironment for military pur- poses. In a letter to LIN Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim. Gromyko said Thursday such a treaty would preserve mankind "from the danger of the use of new means of Japan asks end to N-tests NAGASAKI. Japan (AP) Nagasaki observed today the 29th anniversary of its atomic holocaust with a quiet plea for peace and an end to nuclear tests and weapons. The United States attacked Nagasaki at a.m. on Aug. 9. 1945. in the second ever use of an atomic bomb. The first was at Hiroshima three days earlier. Marketing 'weakest link' GENEVA PARK. Ont. (CP) Canada can help feed a hun- gry world if world marketing problems are resolved, Eugene Whelan, federal agricultural minister, told the 43rd annual Couchiching conference Thursday. He told more than 200 per- sons attending the five-day conference sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Public Affairs that "marketing is the weakest link in the chain that moves food from the farmers to the starving people of the world." Shootings plague Belfast BELFAST (Reuter) A man was shot dead in a series of shootings and guerrilla at- tacks in Northern Ireland Thursday night, third anniver- sary of internment without trial in the British province. Shots were fired at police stations and army patrols in Belfast and Londonderry. The body of a man was found in Belfast street. He had been shot through the head. Native decision appealed VICTORIA (CP) At- torney general Alex MacDonald said Thursday the British Columbia government will appeal a court decision which ruled that native In- dians may hunt without nor- mal hunting licences in and out of season on unoccupied Crown land. The judgement was made last month in Penticton by County Court Judge A. D. C. Washington. The case will be heard in the B.C. Court of Appeals. 3 killed in collision WABAMUN, Alta. (CP) Three members of an Ed- monton family were killed late Thursday when their car was in a collision with a Cana- dian National Railways passenger train at an un- controlled level crossing near this community, about 45 miles west of Edmonton. Mrs. Minerva Campbell, 35, and her two sons, Don, 12, and Bob, 10, were driving to their summer cottage when the mishap occurred. Connally pleads innocent WASHINGTON (AP) Former treasury secretary John Connally pleaded not guilty today to charges of bribery, conspiracy and per- jury in the United States milk- fund affair. Chief U.S. District Judge George Hart released Connal- ly in the custody of his lawyer, Edward Bennett Williams, and gave him unlimited travel rights. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL 1 1 4 4 1 No trial date was set. Wil- liams asked and received four to five days to file motions that he said might affect the trial date. Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS Munich von Schirach, 67, former Hitler youth leader who served a 20- year sentence for war crimes in Berlin's Spandau Prison. Tel Castel- lanos, Mexican ambassador to following an electric shock. PMpromises frequent cabinet shuffles id Father and daughter President Nixon embraces his daughter, Mrs. Julie Eisenhower, after in- forming his family of his decision to resign in photo released by the White House Thursday evening. Bitter election campaign winding down for Metis ATHABASCA, Alta. A bitter election campaign for the presidency of the Metis Association of Alberta comes down to the wire here Satur- day amid charges that one of the candidates wants to use the office for personal finan- cial gain. Stan Daniels, the chain- smoking incumbent who has headed the MAA for all but one of the last eight years, is charging that his challenger, wealthy building contractor Herb Belcourt, will put his own concerns above those of Metis people if he is elected. Mr. Belcourt, meanwhile, charges that Mr. Daniels won't adapt the image of Metis people to meet the Expropriations legal, claims Saskatchewan REGINA (CP) A lawyer for the Saskatchewan govern- ment Thursday began to answer charges by Canadian Industrial Gas and Oil Ltd. (CIGOL) that the provincial government's gas and oil legislation passed last year is unconstitutional. CIGOL is challenging the legislation in a court of Queen's bench hearing. The Calgary based company has argued that the legislation is unconstitutional because it concerns interprovincial trade, an area reserved for the federal government. Lawyer George Taylor of Saskatoon, representing the provincial government, took issue with a complaint by CIGOL that the legislation gives the government the power to expropriate freehold oil and gas rights. He cited legal viewpoints that said the province has the right to ex- propriate. changing demands of the 1970s. The issue will be decided in the annual convention of the MAA which begins today at this town 100 miles north of Edmonton and which concludes with the election of officers Saturday. Although there are about 60.000 Metis people in Alberta, no more than 1.600 are ex- pected to attend the conven- tion. Mr. Daniels charged, in an interview with the Canadian Press, that Mr. Belcourt would use his position as head of the MAA to channel construction projects to com- panies that he or his family control. The MAA is becoming deep- ly involved in Metis housing projects through construction of new homes and improve- ment of existing ones, said Mr. Daniels. He said Mr. Elcourt has complained that his construc- tion companies have not received contracts for any Metis home projects. Ceasefire line accord signed GENEVA (Reuter) Senior officials and military experts of Britain, Greece and Turkey began working today on ways to bolster the Cyprus ceasefire as their foreign ministers discussed the island's wider problems in intensive behind-the-scenes diplomacy. The officials and experts are meeting in three with the ex- change and release of prisoners and civilians, the fixing of ceasefire demarca- tion lines and the evacuation of Greek-Cypriot forces from Turkish enclaves. The military represen- tatives of the three countries along with United Nations of- ficials signed an agreement today setting out the ceasefire lines in Cyprus. The agreement was being flown aboard a Royal Air Force jet bomber from the British base at Akrotiri to Geneva. Work began immediately under the pact on establishing UN buffer zones between Turkish and Greek Cypriot forces on the island. The signing took place in a tin-roofed hut at Nicosia air- port which is being used as headquarters by the UN of- ficials. As the agreement was being signed, the island was reported quiet after Thur- sday's heavy fight. The agreeiv.ent came after a week of talks by the represen- tatives studying positions held by the Turkish army and the Greek-Cypriot National Guard. British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan, Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes and Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros were due to meet tonight to assess the work of their experts. Before their formal session begins, the three ministers will have had separate dis- cussions with Kurt Waldheim, United Nations secretary- general. A UN peacekeeping force is stationed on the island and includes Canadian troops. Callaghan met today with Soviet special envoy Viktor Minin who. like Arthur Hart- man. United States assistant state secretary, is keeping a watching brief over the conference, though they are not attending it. Waldheim was due later to- day to have separate talks with Cyprus President Glafkos Clerides and Rauf Denktash. leader of the Turkish-Cypriot community on the island, a spokesman for the secretary-general said. Clerides is flying here from Athens after discussions with Greek Prime Minister Con- stantine Caramanlis while Denktash is due from London. Canadians killed in crash of UN plane TEL AVIV (AP) Nine Ca- nadians were killed today when a United Nations air- craft crashed as Syrian anti- aircraft guns opened fire on Israeli planes, UN and other sources said. The Buffalo aircraft, owned by Canada, carried a crew of five and four passengers, UN officials in Jerusalem said. The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority, which reported the crash, did not say who was re- sponsible. It said a team of Syrian experts was at the site. UN officials said the plane, en route from Beirut to Damascus, crashed about 30 miles west of the Syrian capital near the Lebanese border. They said the Canadian crew was based at Ismailia, Egypt, headquarters for the Canadian air transport wing providing logistical support for the UN peacekeeping force in the Middle East. Other reports described the crash site as near the inter- national highway between Damascus and the Lebanese border post of Masnaa. Special session called on firefighter strike VICTORIA (CP) British Columbia's New Democratic Party government called a special session of the provin- cial legislature starting at 6 p.m. MDT today to force striking firemen to return to work in four Vancouver-area municipalities. It was the second time within 48 hours that members had been summonsed to Vic- toria to deal with the on again off again contract dispute. The firemen first struck Wednesday morning, and an emergency session was called for Thursday afternoon. But it was called off when firemen returned to work at 8 a.m. Thursday. Firemen in Coquitlam, North Vancouver District, Delta and Richmond struck again about 9 p.m. Thursday when talks aimed at settling their dispute broke down here. An official in the provincial secretary's office announced shortly before 9 a.m. today that a special session has been re scheduled for 5 p.m. OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau promised more cabinet shakeups in future as he spoke to reporters Thursday following a major post-election cabinet shuffle. Answering questions about the changes that brought four new faces into the cabinet, shifted eight ministers into new jobs and dumped five from the roster, Mr. Trudeau said: "In rapidly-changing times it is important to have a cer- tain fluidity available." He said he has long rotated parliamentary secretaries on a regular basis, leaving none in a job for more than two years. And 25 deputy ministers have been rotated into new jobs within the last five years. Only five remain in the same posts they held five years ago. He now wants to apply the same policy to his ministers, he said, and Canadians can ex- pect to see cabinet shuffles on a more frequent basis. But when asked whether there might be another shuffle by next summer, he said: "I cannot say when the next shuf- fle will be." His new policy was aimed at getting more flexibility into government and the prime minister hoped it would lead to the kind of flexibility he said exists in the United States and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Mr. Trudeau's four new ministers were riding on an obvious crest of enthusiasm on their first day in office. Barnett Danson. 53-year-old MP for York-North, said he was "absolutely delighted" at his appointment as urban af- fairs minister. The other, equally pleased newcomers are Judd Buchanan, 45-year-old MP for London West, named minister of Indian affairs and northern development, Romeo Leblanc, 46, member for Westmorland-Kent and now minister of state responsible for fisheries, and Senator Ray Perrault, 48. government leader in the Senate. 'Less worry of danger in Cyprus' OTTAWA (CP) The body of Private Joseph Perron, 20, shot by an unidentified Cyprus sniper early this week, was flown back to Canada Thurs- sday, along with seven other men who survived their peacekeeping wounds. Two of the wounded, Capt. Normand Blaquiere of Montreal and Pte. Joseph Levesque of Temiscouata, Que., were taken off on stretchers to the national defence medical centre here. A third stretcher case, Cpl. Brian Meister, 31, was flown on to Trenton, Ont., for a connecting flight home to Ed- monton with shell fire wounds in his neck and body. Lt. John McGrath. 26, shot in the arm, told reporters that families of men in Cyprus can worry less about danger these days. The fighting had calmed down and was now limited to isolated incidents. World greets resignation with relief9 sadness Herald News Services President Nixon's decision to resign was greeted throughout the world today with a mixture of relief that the long months of uncertainty in Washington are over, sadness for Nixon's personal tragedy and hope that United States foreign policy would remain basically unchanged under a new administration. Although some foreign newspapers attacked Nixon, he was hailed in many capitals for his achievements in foreign policy, particularly for his peacemaking ef- forts in the Middle East and improved relations with the Soviet Union and China. In some troubled areas, leaders voiced apprehension for the fate of policies Nixon had championed. But most were confident that Henry Kissinger, to continue as secretary of state in the Gerald Ford ad- ministration, would assure the continuity of Nixon's foreign initiatives. Many governments including Britain, West Ger- many. Mexico and Brazil ducked official comment on what they termed "internal matters of the United States." In Saigon, President Nguyen Van Thieu ordered a military alert throughout South Vietnam in fear the Communist command would take advantage of Nixon's resignation to launch a general offensive. In Egypt which more than any other Arab state put its trust in the Nixon administration to end the Middle East crisis, and where last spring Nixon was greeted as a hero newspapers carried stories about Nixon under black banners, a usual sign of mourning. Israeli leaders refused comment, but government in- siders said Premier Yitzhak Rabin is confident that Kissinger will continue his effective foreign policy. Expressing a feeling echoed by diplomats and of- ficials in many capitals, one Israeli official said "If Kissinger was resigning, it would be an earthquake. But Nixon's departure is not likely to have a major im- pact on Israel." Officials of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization privately expressed relief and confidence that Ford would inject the coherence and decisiveness they said vas lacking under a beleaguered Nixon. Millions of Europeans stayed up into the small hours of the morning to watch Nixon's address, relayed by satellite to 13 European countries. Evening programming was thick with Nixon retrospectives and analyses of his career. Moscow-Tass news agency carried word of the resignation only minutes after Nixon's announcement. Although it gave no additional comment beyond saying that he would be succeeded by Ford, officials in Moscow and other East European countries were reported concerned that the pace of detente between East and West might be slowed. Communist officials said that a new U.S. president might be so preoccupied with repairing the ravages of Watergate that foreign policy would be given a lower priority. London Prime Minister Harold WLson paid tribute to Nixon for his "close personal interest" in developing friendship between the U.S. and Britain. But the praise for Nixon's foreign policy was heavily outweighed by condemnation for his role in the Watergate coverup. The London Times asked why he had to behave "as if he was the godfather of the Washington Mafia." Paris French newspapers lavishly praised Nixon for his foreign accomplishments and one, the conser- vative Le Figaro, suggested he might eventually be regarded as one of the greatest presidents in American history. The only cabinet member to comment, Finance Minister Jean-Pierre Fourcade, said the government already has taken measures to ensure that market speculators would not profit from the change in power. In Washington, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders say they look forward to the era of reconciliation in the United States under President Gerald Ford. Noting Ford's long service in the House of Represen- tative leaders of the Democratic-controlled Congress predicted better relations with the White House in the post-Watergate period. Republicans and some Democrats said one early result would be an improvement in Republican political prospects in this Novemoer's congressional elections. Although most members of both parties praised the tone and content of Nixon's resignation speech as con- ciliatory, some criticized him for failure to go beyond a brief statement that "some of my judgments were wrong." Senator Edward Brooke (Rep. Mass.) said he would drop his move for congressional support of immunity from prosecution unless Nixon makes a "full confession" of his involvement in Watergate and related scandals. Senator George McGovern Dem. S.D. Nixon's 1972 campaign opponent, said he does not believe that any American now doubts the accuracy of his campaign speeches in which he painted the Nixon administration as the most corrupt in political history. "But I have no desire to see the president go to McGovern said. "The loss of the presidency is the worst penalty, the harshest punishment that could be imposed."