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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD-Tuetday, August News in brief VP still unchosen WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said Monday that President Ford is "nowhere near making up his mind on a vice-presidential nomination Scott has been one of a num- ber of Republican leaders whom Ford has asked to sug- gest a list of possible vice- presidential candidates Guerrillas pull out BEIRUT (AP) Palesti- nian guerrillas began pulling out of a Lebanese town near the Israeli border today after other residents protested that the terrorists were bringing Israeli raids down on them, Beirut newspapers reported The reports said the with- drawal from Rachaya Foukhar was ordered by Yasir Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization Airmen's bodies returned TRENTON Ont (CP) Caskets bearing the bodies ot seven Canadian airmen who died Friday when their twin- engine aircraft crashed near the Syrian border during a United Nations peacekeeping mission were flown to nearby CFB Trenton Monday The four Buffalo aircraft crew members and three pas- sengers were among nine who died when their plane crashed during their Middle East peacekeeping mission Thousands dead in Asian floods NEW DELHI (Reuter) India's swollen Bagmati River in flood-hit north Bihar state smashed through dikes today and surged into the town of Laheriserai making thousands homeless Reports from Bihar state- one oi the areas most serious- ly dislocated by monsoon said the river sub- merged the town under about two feet of water within minutes Unofficial reports said almost 30 people have died in Bihar state alone Thousands fled their homes to seek safety on higher ground Relief workers had battled Poor harvest to up prices Armed blockade WASHINGTON (AP) Higher supermarket prices can be expected in the United States next year because of smaller than-expected farm harvests in the U S this fall That was the message that economists and food industry sources got from the U S agriculture department s report Monday that the corn harvest would be lower than at any time syice 1970 Armed with a rifle, a member of the American mg demands. Chief Ken Basil of the Bonaparte band Creek watches Highway 12 near Cache says the federal government shou.d build 20 new fmm H q VH A'M memberS houses on the reserve Wlthm the two years from the U S manned the roadblock to back up hous- Transit strike end sought Unions reject offer MONTREAL (CP) Union representatives of Canadian National Railways and CP Rail employees Mon- rejected the railways' otfer to open negotiations for a one-year extension of ex- isting wage contracts taking into account the cost-of-hving situation A spokesman for the 17 rail- way unions, which form the bargaining group said the price the companies are ask- ing us to pay for their concept m bargaining is too much for us Toronto commuters on foot UMW to close coal mines WASHINGTON (AP) The United Mine Workers (UMW) union has called a work stop- page expected to close about 1 200 soft coal mines next week and lower stockpiles of coal in the United States UMW president Arnold Miller said Monday the shut- down will commemorate the TORONTO (CP) Traffic tieups intensified today as Metropolitan Toronto slogged through the second day of a strike knocking out virtually all public transport Overnight rain worsened road conditions and dampned the enthusiasm of thousands of downtown workers who thousands of coal miners kill ed while working in mines, all the miners whose lives have been ravaged by black-lung disease, and coal mining families who are victims of company violence designed to prevent them from winning protection of a United Mine Workers contract took to bicycles and foot- power Monday to beat the halt in subway, bus and tram ser- vices In the northeast, the 55- mile-an-hour Don Valley Parkway leading downtown was jammed solidly today by 7 30 am. Other main roads into the Toronto of Metro's two million people bumper-to- bumper traffic However, Sam Cass, Metro road commissioner, predicted that "people will get used to the situation in a few days and adjust But he added that the strike against the Toronto Transit Commission which handles passengers a Montreal subways still idle, strike leaders 4in contempt' U.S. cigarette sales up WASHINGTON Federal Trade Commission reported today that 1973 cigarette sales in the United States increased four per cent over the previous year, the largest jump in 10 years The sale of low-tar cigarettes was up 40 per cent The commission said the over-all increase, the fifth m a row since 1968, was the largest since the surgeon- general's warning on smoking hazards 10 years ago Canadian soldiers buried MONTREAL (CP) Pte Gilbert Perron, a member of the United Nations peacekeep- ing force who was killed Wednesday in Cyprus, was buried Monday with full military honors from the parish church in suburban St Leonard he had attended as a youth Pte Perron, 20, a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment's 1st Commando group, was killed by a sniper's bullet He had been stationed on Cyprus since April MONTREAL (CP) The city's garage and maintenance employees are to meet today to decide whether they will end their week-long walkout which has paralyzed the subway sys- tem In announcing the meeting, Jacques Beaudom, president of the Montreal Transport Union said Monday the best solution to end the dispute would be through proper negotiations with the Montreal Urban Community T r n s 11 Commission (MUCTC) The union earlier refused taking the dispute to arbitration Norbert Rodngue, vice- president of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, to which the subway workers are affiliated, has urged negotia- tion between the transit com- mission and the workers The union faces the threat of heavy fines and jail sentences for continuing the walkout de- spite a temporary injunction granted by Quebec Superior Court Wednesday ordering the workers to return to their jobs immediately Contempt of court charges were laid Monday against the Montreal Transport Union and 71 of its members for dis- obeying the injunction day, might be a long one The TTC and negotiators for strikers, members of Division 113 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, went back to the bargaining table today after resuming negotiations Monday for the first time since talks broke off Friday Meanwhile, small businesses were complaining at being hit by the tieup A spokesman for Lady Man- hattan of Canada Ltd a down- town women s-wear firm said more than 40 per cent of the employees there missed w ork Monday When 90 per cent of your employees don t speak English it s pretty hard to get across to them that you just stick out your thumb for a ride she said Some bigger businesses ar- ranged transportation for their employees Soviet climbers die MOSCOW (CP) Eight So- viet women mountain climbers have died in the Pamir mountains after an unexpected hurricane of tremendous force destroyed their tents and swept away all their things leaving the girls without warm clothes Tass news agency said today It was the worst death toll on the Lenin peak in 45 vears the official Soviet news agency quoted an investigating commission as saving The New Tunes in a Moscow dated storv said the bodies of seven women climbers were found Thurs day just below the summit of Russia s third highest moun- tain by a team ot Japanese and American climbers around-the-clock building dikes for the past week to pre- vent Hoods tiom entering the town Authorities have asked In- dia s central government for an additional tons of food gram for August and September toi flood victims and more than 3 000 govern- ment boats as well as 43 army craft to be used for rescue operations Bihar Revenue Minister Kedar Pande said In eastern Uttar Pradesh, where floods have receded, authoiities have set up a special medical camp 4 supp- lv of medicine is being sent from the state capital Lucknow A huge international relief operation for flood victims is under way with emergency medical supplies airlifted into neighboring Bangladesh from Switzerland and Malavsia Almost half of Bangladesh was covered by floodwaters which claimed at least 2000 lives and outbreaks of cholera were reported in the northern centres of Mvmensingh and Rangpur In the most inaccessible areas oi Bihar and Assam states armv helicopters were dropping cooked food packets to marooned communities whicn lacked even the means oi making a fire The death toll in India was put at 250 and likelv to rise as reports from remote areas fil- tered through First estimates have put damage to crops and propet U at more than 3 million estimated 30 million peo pit have been affected bv the m the whole area Red ross representative who arrived in Dacca Mondav to SIKVOV the damage said Bangladesh would not be able to the devastation unless help from inter- and fnendh countries Soviet violinist to return home Kenora Indians vow to fight for town park Bus strike jams freeways LOS ANGELES (AP) A strike by transit bus employees has paralysed commuter service in much of southern California and left already-crowded freeways jammed with cars and taxis With negotiations broken off, there was no end in sight to the wage dispute by drivers and mechanics of the southern California rapid transit district, which carries passengers daily in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL 1 i I Death THE CANADIAN PRESS Fouchet, 63, a minister under former president Charles de Gaulle, of a heart attack our Complete Line of FALL SHOES Has Arrived! So It's Labor man predicts depression DENVER, Colo (CP) John Simonds executive secretary of the Canadian Labor Congress, Monday predicted the possibility of a worldwide depression similar to that of the 1930s unless in- dustrialized countries agree on monetary and trade reforms Mr Simonds, speaking to a convention of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers' Union, said nations pursuing national interests against world wide inflation are cutting each others' throats KENORA, Ont (CP) Louis Cameron, leader of a group of Indians occupying Amcinabe Park near here, vowed today to fight for possession of the 14-acre campground which the militants have held under armed guard since July 22 The Ojibwa Warrior Society had been given until noon to- day to end the siege or have the park area sealed off and charges laid against all law- breakers Mr Cameron, chairman of the society, said less than an hour before the deadline that his group will issue "ex- ecutive orders" to the police saying how close they will be allowed to the park before "serious action" is taken Moments before noon several carloads of Indians entered the park, including Harvey Major, American In- dian Movement (AIM) ad- viser to the warrior society No immediate confrontation was expected as the deadline passed At no time have police threatened to actually move into the park and evict the oc- cupants Mr Cameron said there are no more than 60 armed In- dians inside the campground but that they are well prepared to meet any police action He termed "totally un- reasonable" the ultimatum handed down Monday night by Crown attorney Ted Burton, who said he had concluded the park militants were more interested in confrontation than legitimate negotiations of their grievances The warrior society had been in the process of es- tablishing a "good trust" with town council, Mr Cameron said, when "all of a sudden they come down on us with this ultimatum He added that in prepara- tion for a long seige the In- dians have rationed their food supplies to one meal a day al- though Mr Burton indicated in an interview Monday night no attempt would be made to starve them out PERTH (CP) A young So- viet violinist who had sought political asylum in Australia was expected to fly back to Russia tonight after deciding he wanted to go home after all Georgi Ermolenko, a member of a visiting student quintet from Moscow, made his decision today in the presence of a delegation of the three men to whom he originally announced his deci sion to defect One was Perth entrepreneur Michael Edgely, who said he spoke to Ermolenko in Rus- sian and asked him whether he wanted to leave He said Ermolenko replied "yes Ermolenko's decision followed three days of uncer tainty surrounding his original request to defect Reports had said he changed his mind after talks with Australian govern- ment officials and Soviet diplomatic representatives Transport workers believ- ing he was pressed into chang ing his mind prevented an air- liner from faking off Monday night with him aboard But today after hearing that Ermolenko definitely wanted to leave the Tran- sport Workers Union decided to lift their ban on flights from this southwest Australian citv No progress in grain dispute B.C. murders suspect faces Ontario charges VANCOUVER RCMP Monday charged Paul Cecil Gillis, 25, with non capital murder m connection with the deaths of two British Columbia lower mainland girls Gillis, being held in Midland, Ont on another non capital murder charge has been charged in the July 1973 death of Barbara Statt, 17 of Vancouver and death of Robin Gates 15 of Coquitlam in July of this year Gillis must face the Ontario charges befoie being brought back to B C to face Mondav s charges RCMP Staff Sergeant Fred BodnaruK who is leading the special RCMP murder squad m B C said a new investiga tion is being launched to solve the two, and possible three similar crimes in the B C interior Staff Sergeant Bodnaruk said Gillis a native of Toron to had worked in B C as a beer parlor waiter for about 18 months OlAKR (fP) A mod ing between grain workers union officials and top federal labor depart- ment officials here Monday produced hi tie progress in the contract impasse between the union and tour grain com- panies I nion spokesman Henrv Kancs the two parties jubt excldiiged views on the dispute Company representatives were to meet todav with the two federal officials Deputy Minster Tom hberlee and Deputy William Kelh The omj j' (.s involved are lilt Inited ram Growers Ltd Pioncvr Giam o Ltd and the Saskatchewan and rM Wheat Pools face the Ontario ST iLr, Poor Richard still rich man at MfffifflMa, WORLD OF SHOES 317A Sixth Street South WASHINGTON (AP) Richard Nixon J still is worth millions, although his finan- cial papers do not show it I Nixon's disclosure of his net worth late last year, did not mention what is almost certainly his single greatest asset The tapes, papers and memorabilia ac- cumulated during his many years in public life A professional estimate made five years ago placed the value of documents and mementoes Nixon collected before he be- came president at nearly 5 million The value of that collection which Nixon still owns presumably increased when he at- tained a place in history by becoming the first president of the United States to resign But by far the most valuable items are Nixon's presidential tapes and documents At the moment, most of them remain in the White House, but they are considered his personal property and will be sent to him at his request, a government official said The Nixon presidential papers, while ob- viously of great potential value, have not yet been catalogued or appraised A spokesman for the general services administration, parent of the National Archives, said that the White House tapes are considered to be among the papers, but no decision has been made on where the tons of documents will be sent During the controversy last year over his tax deduction on the gift of some of his pre-presidential papers, Nixon said "I will be glad to have the papers back, and I will pay the tax because I think they are worth more than that Although he was later assessed back tax- es on the gifts, he did not get the papers back because the general services ad- ministration said the gift was made even if it was completed too late tor tax pur- poses The White House disclosed last winter that Nixon had tripled his net worth while serving as president to just over million Nearly half that figure was in cash savings in the Key Biscayne, Fla bank headed by Nixon friend C G (Bebe) He also had large equity in his homes m Key Biscayne and San Cle- mente, Calif Most of Nixon s cash assets have been depleted hy the largo payments he made toward his back tax hill, payment of his 1973 income taxes and a partial payment on his San Clemente moitgage ;