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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridae Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1974 15 CENTS 24 Pages Ford speaks to Congress Inflation said 4enemy No. I9 Summer sliding BILLGROENENpho'o Allan Aikman, 10, of Cranbrook and his host Greg Ellison, 9, 1554 20th Ave S take advantage of unseasonable rainfalls to slide down a grassy hill near 17th Avenue and Scenic Drive Lethbndge's recorded rainfall since Aug. 7 reached 1.68 inches to 6 a.m. today, 04 of an inch more than the 30-year average for August With 1.49 inches of ram recorded at Pincher Creek from 6 a.m. Monday to to- day, the total for that area reached 3.9 inches for the month of August, 7 of an inch more than the wettest August on record. Unemployment rate up as labor force grows OTTAWA (CP) The unemployment rate rose dur- ing July but the increase was due mainly to a large gam in the number of persons looking for jobs The size of the labor force topped 10 million for the first time Adjusted for seasonal vari- ations, the unemployment rate was 5 1 per cent, which Alberta unemployment still low EDMONTON The un- employment rate in Alberta increased slightly in July, Dr Bert Hohol, minister of labor and manpower, reported today The July rate was 2 3 per cent of the labor force, up slightly from the June rate of 2 1 per cent, and down slightly from the July, 1973, rate of 3 5 per cent Alberta's unemployment is third lowest of the nation's provinces, behind Saskatchewan and Manitoba where the levels were 1 6 per cent and 1 8 per cent compared with 4 9 per cent in June and 5 5 per cent in May The actual rate of un- employment was 4 6 per cent and there were out of work The labor force bulged by to a total of 10 14 mil- lion The participation proportion of the population working or seeking by three-tenths of a percentage pom5 in July to 58 1 per cent Regionally, unemployment rates dropped in the Atlantic and Prairie provinces and in- creased in Central Canada and British Columbia Newfoundland still had the highest level of unemploy- ment but there was a sharp improvement as the seasonally-adjusted un- employment rate dropped to 16 9 per cent from 20 5 Manitoba had the best record in July as a scant 1 9 per cent of its work force was unemployed Full-time employment grew by to 8 07 million on a seasonally-adjusted basis dur- ing July Part-time employ- ment declined by to 111 million The unemployment rate for men over 25 dropped to 3 5 per cent from 3 7 in July For men age 14-24, the rate jumped to 10 2 per cent from 9 4 For women 14-24, the rate went up to 7 3 per cent from 6 9 and for the over-25 group there was an increase to 3 7 per cent from 3 4 The increase in the par- ticipation rate came after two months of declines The rate for persons 14-24 increased by one percentage point to 55 1 per cent and it was the first rise in the rate in six months Inside Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres TV Weather 20-23 8 15 18 7 7 3 'He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone...' John VIII LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH WED. 60; SCATTERED SHOWERS. need pride in jobs' Claresholm ex-mayor qualified to run again Three new nations to join UN UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United Nations Security Council recommended unani- mously Monday that the Gen- eral Assembly admit the Portuguese territory of Guinea-Bissau as an indepen- dent member of the world body The West African territory, also known as Portuguese Guinea, was colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th cen- tury A republic was declared by liberation movements there last Sept 24. The assembly is expected to vote Guinea-Bissau, Grenada and Bangladesh into the world organization as soon as it opens its fall session on Sept 8 Grenada and Bangladesh were approved by the Security Council earlier this year The former mayor of Claresholm, Ernie Patterson, has received clearance to seek that office again after being disqualified 18 months ago in a conflict of interest dispute Mr Patterson said in a release to The Herald that Chief Justice J V H Milvam of the Alberta Supreme Court trial division has ruled that Mr Patterson was eligible to seek office as of July the date Mr Patterson presented his petition to the court Mr Patterson was dis- qualified Jan 10, 1973, by the Supreme Court because he was found to have a conflict of interest in a council vote on construction of an access to the Claresholm shopping centre from Highway 2 The conflict of interest question arose when it was found the mayor had leased space from the shopping centre for a laundromat The original disqualification was overturned by Chief Justice Milvam because of a recent change in legislation which allows 'judicial dis- cretion" in such cases Mr Patterson said the court ruled during the initial dis- qualification that "he had acted in the best interests of his community" but because legislation did not allow for judicial discretion in the matter, the court had no alter- native but to disqualify him BANFF, (CP) The presi- dent of the Alberta Teachers Association said here Monday teachers must have more pride in their profession if they are to control their own destiny and that of education in Alberta Pat English told 300 teachers attending the ATA's annual Banff convention that teachers "are, or should be, the proud practitioners of the most important profession, not supplicants begging a frightening world for under- standing "Thus, we need to repri- mand ourselves and our colleagues if, every time we are asked what we do for a living, we cannot answer with ringing price 'I am a teacher' She said teachers must abandon what she called "defensive jargonese" and said teachers should invite public examination of the work of teachers Seen and heard About town Hungry Mitch Millar popp- ing the button on his pants after eating four hamburgers Dale, Dave and Greg Manley fighting to see who got the last piece of waffle, strawberries and whipped cream Debbie Boumans singing in the rain WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford is moving swiftly to plan an economic summit conference to battle inflation he labelled "Domestic Enemy No 1" And he is pressing Congress to act in 10 days to revive the government s tools to monitor wages and prices Key congressional Democrats acted quickly to- day to fulfil Ford's request to reactivate the Cost-of-Living Council to monitor wages and prices But they were not predicting that either the proposed summit or the renewed wage-prire monitor- ing would bring a quick end to inflation Chairman Wright Parman (Dem Tex of the House of Representatives banking com- mittee said a bill to reactivate the council will be introduced promptly and considered by the committee Wednesday He said hearings may not be necessary House Speaker Carl Albert (Dem Okla said he plans to meet with Senate leaders to discuss expediting the legislation Congressional Democrats joined Republicans in applauding the tone of Ford's televised speech, but some said they will have to be con- vinced that the new president can find the correct cure for soaring prices in the United States Ford, speaking to a packed chamber in the House of Representatives, called on Congress to join "in getting this country revved up and moving" and pledged to seek a balanced federal budget in the fiscal year starting next July 1 He did not refer directly to the Watergate scandal that drove Richard Nixon from the presidency last week but said "there will be no illegal tap pings, eavesdropping, buggings or break-ins by my administration And Ford mentioned his predecessor's name only once, declaring he has sup- ported and will continue "the outstanding foreign policy of president Nixon." He made no mention at all of perhaps his most im- mediate choice of a new vice-president. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said earlier Mon- day Ford is "nowhere near" making a decision Ford was asked whether he has chosen a vice-president as he emerged from his house in suburban Alexandria, Va early today "No, no, one thing at a he said with a laugh On the floor of the House chamber, an unusually large number of congressmen and senators were present to hear the 38th president outline his goals for the two-year, five- month remainder of Nixon's shattered presidency SPEECH HIGHLIGHTS WASHINGTON (AP) Here are the highlights of President Ford's address to a joint session of Congress that inflation was public enemy No. 1, Ford pledged to drive for a balanced budget and convene a domestic summit meeting to devise an economic policy Foreign reassured the Soviet Union and China that he intends to continue former president Richard Nixon's policies toward them affirmed his support for a strong military posture, saying a strong defence is the surest way to peace an oblique reference to the Watergate scandals, Ford said there will be no illegal tappings, eavesdroppmgs, buggings or break-ins by his ad- ministration urged Congress to enact a comprehen- sive health insurance plan this year Cyprus talks reach impasse GENEVA (AP) A sched- uled meeting to discuss a Tur- kish compromise on the politi- cal future of Cyprus was can- celled today Turkey called the impasse critical, called home its envoy to Athens for consultations, and said its troops on Cyprus "now are strong enough to occupy the entire island 'We only ask for our rights We are determined to get them, Turkey's interior minister, Oguzhan Asilturk, said in Ankara Glafkos derides, Greek-Cy- pnot president of Cyprus, said there might be a meeting Wednesday Official Greek sources said British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan had proposed a 48-hour recess and that this had been accepted by Greece Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes told reporters upon leaving the Geneva United Nations headquarters, I don't think I will come back In Ankara. Turkish Premier Bulent Ecevit met with chief of staff and said afterward his government ex- pected a positive or negative answer to its proposals for a Cyprus solution by midnight tonight "Afterwards we will decide whether to continue with the he said "By that time we shall know whether the other side has good intentions whether they want real peace In Athens diplomatic sources reported U S Am- bassador Henry Tasca delivered an urgent message to Greek Premier Constantine Caramanhs from U S State Secretary Henry Kissinger They gave no details but there was speculation the message was concerned with the Cyprus peace negotiations in Geneva The Greek-Cypnots had planned to present a new proposal to the Geneva con ference today for the political reorganization of their island after rejecting a Turkish de- mand for six autonomous regions for Turkish-Cypnots RCMP man claims 'victim of frame' MONTREAL (CP) RCMP constable Robert Sam- son, under police protection in hospital where he is undergo- ing treatment for injuries suf- fered in an explosion, says he is the victim of a "frame-up In an interview Monday, the 29-year-old constable said he will ask for police protection for his mother following reports from Fernand Barre, a close friend, that he was beaten by police "It s disgusting, they now want to beat up my friends to make a plot a frame-up against Constable Samson said I thought this kind of brutality didn't exist in the police department Mr Barre, who has ad- mitted driving the constable to hospital for treatment of in- juries suffered in an explosion July 26, said that police detec- tives beat him because "they didn t like my answers to their questions Wartime life paradoxical for Cypriots NICOSIA (CP) The simmering Cyprus dispute is rife with paradox In some of the small villages sprinkled about the island. Greek-and Turkish- Cypnots continue to live together in rela- tive harmony, working side by side and drinking strong Turkish coffee together in vine-shaded outdoor cafes In other villages, the minority pop- or Turk, depending on the kept virtual prisoner in pover- ty-stricken, self-contained enclaves To cross in some instances from one street to another is to risk death Before the July invasion by Turkey, Cypnot Turks crossed freely into Greek quarters of this capital to work and, though there is no intermingling in the city now, both races readily agree that such free movement will return as the current dispute settles Perhaps one of the greatest paradoxes, however, takes place during times of heaviest fighting Stories of atrocities and torture are part of the island's lore Yet in villages, say, where the water supply is shared, the stronger side usually does not attempt to cut off water to the other side even during times of intense fighting Maj Murray Smith of Edmonton, economic officer for the United Nation's peace force which has attempted to keep the two races from each other's throats for the last decade, said during a recent interview that he is often surprised at what is quite a reasonable attitude on both sides Smith co-ordinates UN humanitarian ef- forts on the island, investigating reports of sick members of one race shut up in small communities inside an area controlled by another Where warranted, he will send in supplies on a UN convoy In general he said, there have been few problems getting food, blankets or medical aid to isolated pockets of Cypriots All calls for help are investigated, but not all are acted on The situation is often exaggerated When there are problems, though, Smith arranges, in the case of Turkish com- munities, to pick up and deliver supplies from a central warehouse here stocked by the Turkish government In the case of isolated Greek-Cypriot communities, supplies are delivered from the Greek welfare department, also lo- cated in this city 'We don't provide the food, we just deliver Smith said As a result, he predicted that the two races will go back to caring for themselves when the current dispute is settled Smith, a 17-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, said he is often amazed at the co-operation between Turk-and Greek- Cypriot In more normal times, Smith and other economics officers are charged with co- ordinating the use of supplies of electricity and other resources on the island The International Red Cross also provides humanitarian services, and when the current pressure dies down, that organization should be able to cope In the meantime, Smith, with the help of military patrols, civilian police and economics officers spotted in the island's six UN-patrolled regions, will continue to ship food, blankets, kerosene and other products to clusters of Cypriots in need ;