Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 204 AUGUST 1973 15 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS PAGES Food prices high on cabinet list Compiled from Canadian Press OTTAWA The cabinet will discuss the problem of rising food prices at a meeting Prime Minister Trudeau says. He told a news conference at the close of the Commonwealth conference that food prices will be among a number of items on the cabinet agenda. The government has taken steps in the past to control food Mr. Trudeau claimed. But he said he did not wish to go into details. It was inappropriate to discuss rising food costs in Can- ada at the Commonwealth conference when other na- tions were suffering from famine. Meanwhile in Beryl head of the federal prices review accused lie media Friday of distorting the current food prices situation. Speaking to a family life conference at Mount St. Vincent Mrs. Plumptre said she is particu- larly concerned with such reports as hoard- of food in some United States areas. is the type of thing that disturbs me becauso unless it is placed in some proper it can create a climate of panic. Some people will get scared. But there is certainly a lot of food in Canada and people are not going to She said an example of distortion by the media was the emphasis given artificial shortage of in the U.S. attention given the meat price situation is giving the impression that there is a real shortage. This is not the Cattlemen in the U.S. are holding back stock until Sept. when national price freezes she said. This illustrated the dangers of price controls as advo- cated by the opposition in the Commons. Mrs. Plumptre said that although she did not have the in black and she understood some Canadian meat wholesalers were buying U.S. cattle and then selling carcasses to U.S. buyers at in- flated under the freeze because it became imported meat. is a black market that might warrant some form of control by We can look into She said newspaper articles on price sticker switch- ing on store shelves pieces of very good re- But she emphasized that sticker switching was not new problem. One major chain attributed recent documented eases of sticker replacements a she said. they've been saying it's a mistake for 10 people who have bought freezers and filled them with beef at today's high prices have been fool- according to a University of Guelph economist. The price of beef is almost certain to come down In the fall Prof. Robert G. Marshall of the Univer- sity's school of agricultural economics said in an in- terview. Inside 2.. I Classified 24-28 Comics........20 Comment 5 District........3 Family.....16-19 Local News 14 Markets 21-23 9 11 Entertainment 7 TV............6 Weather......2 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SUNDAY HOT COLLISION KILLS INJURES 5 TEENS MOOSE JAW Four teen-agers were killed and five others from the same vehicle injured Friday night when their half-ton truck was in a collision with a semi- trailer truck at a city inter- section. The names of the all from Moose were being withheld. Police said some of the vic- tims were riding in the cab of the half-ton truck and others in the back at the time of the accident. ack freedom groups offered moral support OTTAWA Leaders compromised at the end of their nine-day conference Friday to agree on the strongest stand the Commonwealh has ever taken in support of African freedom movements. All 32 members acknowledged the legitimacy of groups seekiaig independence In Portuguese colonies and majority black government in white ruled Rhodesia and South Africa. ._______________________ issued after Grain shipments Accused pair Elmer Hendley and David Brooks Two charged with murder in Texas torture killings Tex. Two teen-age boys face a total of six murder charges after leading police to 23 mutilated bodies and telling a horror story of homosexual torture killings. Police say they believe as many as seven more bodies may be found. Charges of murder with mal- ice were filed early today against Elmer Wayne Henley 17. and David 18. They told police they pro- cured other teen-age boys for homosexual assaults by Dean 33. Henley told police he shot Corll to death Wednesday. Henley was charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Marty Ray 18. and Charles 17. Assistant District Attorney Michael Hin- ton said Jones was strangled with a cord and Cobble was shot ot both on July 27. Brooks was charged for the murder of William Ray Law- on July 10. Lawrence was strangled with a ccrd. Cobble and Lawrence are the only victims who have been identified. On Henley Brooks were charged on three counts of murder hi San Augus- tine in Deep East Texas. Four including Uiat of were found thsre near Lake Sam Rayburn. The bodies of Jones and Cobble were discovered in a mass grave site at a Houston beat dock that contained 17 bod- ies. BURIED ON ISLAND The two youths also pointed put where two bodies were bur- ied on High near Gal- veston. Houston Detective W. L. Young said Henley has admit- ted killing nine of the victims. Brooks gave police a state- ment Friday in which he said he thougK five bodies were bur- ied on High Island. GOVERNMENT TROUBLE' How fed up with inflation is By DAVE BLADOE OTTAWA How serious is David Lewis when he warns that the New Democratic Parly may pull the rug out from under the minority Liberal government unless il acts deci- sively to control rising No one seems but whatever his there has been little reaction from the government even though it has relied on the NDP for since losing its Commons ma- jority in the federal election last fall. Prime Minister Trudeau did announce that rising prices will be discussad at a cabinet meeting Monday. He gave no indication whether any new measures may bo taken. Some on Parliament Hill seem to be taking Mr. Lewis' statements with a grain of salt. heard so many threats says Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield. Believe it when I see The New Democrats insist they mean business. the government doesn't start acting very damn says one high NDP in for a lot of WARNED BEFORE On two recent Mr. Lewis warned that the unoffi- cial Liberal-NDP alliance may be Jeoparized by inflation. The first was July 20 in Van- where he told delegates at the NDP biennial find it difficult to imagine being able to tolerate the Trudeau government very much The second was last Wednes- ay when he called for legisla- tion to give the food prices re- view board power to roll back unjustified price and demanded a large-scale pro- gram to ensure basic dietary requirements for those hardest hit by soaring food costs- school old-agp pensio- ners and others in low or fixed incomes. The now adjourned for the is not sched- uled to sit again until Oct. 15. However MPs may have to come back for a short emer- gency ssssion to end the na- tional rail strike. The possibility of a serious NDP challenge to the Liberals automatically poses the ques- tion of an election. A common view among ob- servers is that no the NDP wants an elec- tion at this stags. Public opin- ion polls since last fall have shown nu major change in pop- ularity for any party. NOT THIS Many people seem to fed there is little likelihood of an election before spring af the earliest. A national Liberal convention is scheduled here Sept. 14-16 and Prime Ministr Trudeau is to visit China in October. Unless MPs are recalled to deal with the rail and something happsns the NDP will have to wait until after Oct. 15 to use their parlia- mentary leverage against the government. A communique issued after the meeting reflected the com- promise between African and Caribbean members supporting guerrilla wars against tie the minority regimes and other Commonwealth cially have taken a softer view toward such regimes in the past. of government re- viewed the efforts of the in- digenous people of the terri- tories of southern Africa to achieve self-determination and independence and agreed on the need to give every humanitar- ian assistance to those engaged in such the commu- nique said. But British government reserved its position in relation to the last proposal 'humanitar- ian assistance' in circumstances in which assistance might be converted into military pur- WOULD LIMIT AID Prime Minister Trudeau told a news conference he too would limit aid to humanitarian activity. are net going to supply hand grenades to freedom fight- Observers said it was the first time Britain has recognized the legitimacy 6f freedom move- ments. At the same other members had sought tougher language to include military support. Compromise was also reached On the question of whose white government of Prime Minister Ian Smith broke off with Britain in 1965. were agreed on seeking a peaceful settlement and that the objective was majority the communique said. They supported British hopes that talks between Mr. Smith and black leaders expand enable groups representative of Rhodesian opinion to take The document said Brit- ish prime minister welcomed the constructive suggestions made and undertook to take them into account as the situ- ation Mr. Trudeau called that agreement tremendous ad- CHANGE STAND With its declaration favoring majority rule in the Commonwealth involved itself in what Britain considers a problem between Britain and Rhodesia. But its stress on peaceful and lack of reference to the principle of majority rule before independ- represented a shift by some hard-line African mem- bers. Two communique items were aimed directly at Canada and Britain. One calls on Commonwealth menibers a position to do to press Portugal to grant independence to its African col- onies. Canada and Britain are NATO allies of Portugal. The second reference says there was discussion on how Commonwealth pecially those with economic in- terests in South Africa and might influence change in white-ruled South Af- rica. Britain and Canada have the largest South African in- vestments of any Com- monwealth members. Namibia is formally a trusteeship of the United Na- but South Africa has ruled it like a colony. SMM and About town MacNElL Inviting a prospective groom in to listen to a crying baby so he could get used to the noise Patty Oxlcy almost losing her bikini top while demon- strating the high jump for Secretary of State Hugh Faulkner in Stirling. controversy erupts MONTREAL charges that railways are sav- ing most of their grain move- ments for strike periods during the current round of rotating strikes were denied Friday by a CP Rail spokesman. are doing our utmost to keep the grain pipeline R. S. vice-president of CP Rails prairie regions said Friday night. Richard chief negotia- tor for the Associated Non-Op- erating Railway had said earlier the railways were taking advantage of normal days to move more lucrative freight. He said the 11 railway com- panies involved advan- tage of our to move grain during strike periods. All rail freight in Alberta and British including was halted Friday. Ear- lier reports said agreements had been reached between the unions and Canadian National Railways and CP Rail to move grain during the walkout. Dick Edmonton strike said BO agreements were reached. company approached us two days but we haven't been able to iron out the diffi- Mr. Henham said. Mr. Henham said he doubted that an agreement would be reached today to resume grain shipments. In the Star quoted an unidentified union source as saying the regional strikes may turn into a national strike. Premiers offer control help CHARLOTTETOWN Canada's 10 premiers had two main messages for the federal government during the two-day conference which concluded Friday. They are willing to co-operate with any federal moves to curb the spiralling cost of living even if it means some wage and price controls. And they believe national energy questions need to be dis- cussed at a conference which they want convened by the fed- eral government by early next year at the latest. The during their closed-door also called for unilateral federal action if necessary to manage and con- serve Canada's offshore fish- eries resources to at least 200 miles off the East and West coasts. Regarding health they want further study at the fed- eral and provincial levels in- cluding increased emphasis on preventive medicine and al- ternative health care facilities. The high cost of living was an added starter to the premiers' agenda and they emerged from their private session with a statement expressing their willingness to co-operate with Ottawa in seeking re- straining action in significant consumer-oriented Many expressed reservations about wage and price con- straints but said the inflation is- sue was so urgent they would co-operate with almost anything the federal government thought would work. Ottawa extends Texasgulf offer OTTAWA The gov- ernment-owned Canada Devel- opment Corp. Friday extended its million offer to by con- trol of the U.S.-based Texasgulf indicating its intention to fight American legal and politi- cal efforts to block the con- troversial sale. Arab jet 'interception' protested By Reuter Lebanon and Iraq complained today to the United Nations Se- curity Council about the inter- ception Friday night by Israeli fighters of an Arab airliner over the world's airline pilots strongly con- demned the act. The 74 most of them who were flown to an Israeli military airfield and questioned for two hours before being allowed to return to Bei- flew to their original desti- today. The CDC announced that its offer to U.S. stockholders of the international natural re- sources which would have expired is being ex- tended for one and might be extended again beyond that. which said its stock pur- chase offer was subject to a temporary order of a U.S. fed- eral court in also hinted it might buy more than the originally designated 10 million shares if legal hurdles can be cleared. the event that more than 10 million shares ere tendered prior to 5 p.m. New York time on Aug. 10. 1973. CDC will pur- chase at least 10 million shares and may elect to purchase all or part the snares tendered in excess of 10 million announcement said. Texasgulf who went to court in to try to block tha brought in U.S. Senator Lloyd Bensten to testify Thursday that the Cana- dian purchase might hurt American national interests. with widespread mineral interests in several now gets 68 per cent of its income from its Kidd Creek silver mine near Tim- largest mine of its kind in the world.