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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE August MP may quit f Tory ranks OTTAWA (CP> Alberta M V ,I a c k H o r n e r said Wednesday he may leave the Progressive Conservative Party in the wake of a caucus decision to support Robert Stanfield as party leader for about two more years. Mr. Horner said he now has to consider the option of re- maining in a party that adheres to "total rigidity of or of quitting. The outspoken rancher from (rowfoot riding, the veteran oi many battles within the party, reacted with bitterness and contempt to the near- unanimous decision of the 95- niember caucus to endorse Mr. Stanfield as leader. Mr. Stanfield. who lost his third successive general elec- tion to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau July 8. said Wednes- day he will not lead the party into another general election nut will wait for some possibly until stepping down. Mr. Horner. who vigorously opposed party election promises of price and incomes controls, he was "very disappointed" that the caucus (lit not urge Mr. Stanfield to leave quickly. In an interview, he scorned Conservative campaign plan- ners and said Mr. Stanfield w as "'playing very with the party's chances of victory in the future. He said Mr. Stanfield's deci- sion to remain temporarily as leader will further divide the party and hasten the Train robber to stay in Brazil RIO DK JANEIRO :Reuten Britain's escaped Great Train robber Ronald Bigiis apparently can stay in indefinitely, legal sources said Wednesday. The immediate threat of de- r.oriari'.-n which has been hanging over him since June was lifted by the justice rnir.istr.-'s admission that it had been unable to find a country willing to take him. "This is great Biggs said. "This is one step nearer o resolving my formation of a new western- based free enterprise party. Will he remain as a Con- servative backbencher'.' "I don't know the answer to that yet." Mr. Horner said. "I consider the party to be like a vehicle that I used to serve the people." "If it gets a flat tire. I re- serve the right to fix it. If it breaks down. I look for another one or build my I'm no Henry Ford." Mr. Horner said the new- party idea has been discussed in the past, "and it's an option that I am going to discuss again." Appoint black Amin says KAMPALA (Reuter) Ugandan President Id) Amin has told President Gerald Ford of the United States to nominate a black man as his vice-president. Gen. Amin said in a cable to Ford that blacks are entitled to their rightful share of U.S. politics. His message said: "Not only should you ap- point them in high offices in your White House, but you should also appoint them as secretaries of state. Your vice-president should be a black man. "As a fellow president and as a fellow commander-in- chief. I wish to advise you that for the smooth running of the administration of your country you must not dis- criminate against the black people. "You know that a general talks less but does more ac- tion and I trust that you will take my advice very se- riouslv." News In brief Oil agreement near OTTAWA (CP) Canada and 11 other countries are close to agreement on a plan to allocate foreign oil supplies in the event of future shortages such as occurred last winter, a senior official of the external affairs de- partment said Wednesday. "We're fairly close to reaching agreement among the negotiating he said. The plan would provide for sharing of available oil supplies as an ultimate response if a shortage became severe. Greek minister to return TORONTO (CP) Andras Papandreou, the former Greek cabinet minister exiled in 1967, said Wednesday he will return to Greece. In a short news release, Mr. Papandreou said he is returning because he feels a need "to be in my country and close to the people." NEB studies decision Weed control What appeared to be your average Kincardine, Ont., farm turned out to have a 10-ton marijuana crop valued at million. Provincial police in this commun- ity discovered the camoflauged stash two weeks ago and are seen here unloading the crop after scything it. The marijuana will eventually be destroyed. The farmer who owned the land knew nothing of the cash crop, police say. OTTAWA (CP) The Na- tional Energy Board is contin- uing to study a Federal Court decision handed down last week in a case involving application for an ethylene export licence. The court ruled that the board could not make a deci- sion on the licence on the basis of hearings held last June, but declined to order the board to hold full public hearings. Toronto traffic tangled by transit strike, CNE Calgary man killed CANMORE. Alta Clarence Benn, 65, of Calgary died in a single vehicle accident Wednesday when his car overturned one mile east of the Lac Des Arc overpass near Canmore on the Trans- Canada Highway. The man was apparently killed after his vehicle entered a median, swerved, and overturned after coming back onto the highway. He was the only occupant of the vehicle. RCMP said. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Two shot in Ireland BELFAST (AP Two per- sons died early today from shootings in Northern Ireland. The British Army said a pa- trol shot dead a sniper when they saw him aim at them in the County Down village of Castlewellan. A 13-year-old boy died in a Belfast hospital from gunshot wounds in the chest. He was found wounded in the street after an army patrol heard four shots. TORONTO (CP) -Theper- sons in the car attempting a left-hand turn outside the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) grounds Wednesday seemed to capture the sentiments of most of the two million Torontonians caught in the bind of a strike by Toronto Transit Commission iTTC) employees. hollered the passengers crowded into the front seat, as traffic in the opposite lane inched forward bumper to bumper. Nearby, a weary traffic po- liceman shook his head. "I've never been in worse traffic." he said. "And I hope 1 never have the experience again." But as the strike moved into its fourth day today, negotia- tions between striking members of the Amalgamated Transit Union. Division 113, and the TTC inched along at about the same pace as the traffic. Provincial mediator J. D. Speranzini said the possibility of a settlement by the weekend is "sort of remote" as three sub-committees of negotiators continue to deal with a raft of minor issues. Mr. Speranzini said he hopes negotiations on items such as wages, split shifts, part-time drivers and pensions will begin by the weekend. With about 50 secondary points still on the involves providing TTC maintenance men an extra pocket on their jeans to carry a hope of only a week-long Strike has evaporated and optimists are conceding the halt now may stretch to two weeks. When a tentative agreement is reached, it will probably take about three days for TTC operations to become normal. The union membership would have to ratify any agreement and then employees would have to begin the arduous task of breathing life into the paralyzed transit system again. Meanwhile, the 20-day Canadian National Exhibition opened its gates Wednesday with first day attendance only slightly below last year's and a kickoff parade down one of the city's main arteries in mid-afternoon. Prisoners escape COCHRANE, Alta. (CP) Two prisoners who escaped Tuesday from the Calgary Correctional Institute were captured Wednesday, but two other prisoners escaped. Cochrane RCMP report that Walter George Binksma. 18. was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of the jail, while Alexander John Tobias was captured in the Bear's Paw district after escaping from a prison work camp west of Cochrane. Montreal buses crowded as subway strike goes on Death cars on display MONTREAL (CP) City buses will be overcrowded for the ninth consecutive day today as the subway remains closed because of a walkout by garage and maintenance employees. The Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission (MUCTC) has O DAY SALE! 2 Friday and Saturday August 16 and 17 BIG BURGER SHAKE 0 only Big Burger packs a Ib. of beef into a jumbo toasted sesame seed bun, and you get our Regular Milk Shake with choice of flavors. Treat the whole family and save! Dairtf Queen brazier YOU UKt TC> ADOPT A FAMILY, ss "LET'S ALL GO TO DAIR.V QUEEN" Policemen fake assault TORONTO (CP) Charges have been laid against three Metropolitan Toronto police constables in two incidents in- volving civilians, and Police Chief Harold Adamson says a number of others will be charged in connection with the beating of a man arrested after a downtown car chase. Police said today that Con- stable Dwight McAdam, 28, has been charged with public mischief and two counts of assault Causing bodily harm and Constable Ian Winter, 25, has been charged with public mischief. Both have been suspended. Two policemen are alleged to have falsified a report that two prisoners, whom they left unguarded in a police car, escaped after attacking them. The prisoners are alleged to have been attacked after being recaptured. placed extra buses on many routes to handle the estimated 500.000 people who normally use the subway daily but long lineups at key intersections still greet many commuters. Since the workers from the Montreal Transport Union walked off the job last Wednesday supervisory personnel have been servicing buses. Lawrence Hanigan, transit commission chairman, has de- nied union allegations that de- tective buses are being used to handle the overflow crowds. At a meeting Wednesday of bus drivers, who voted over- whelmingly to remain on the job. several drivers said Mon- treal's bus service would soon deteriorate since many vehicles needed repairs. The drivers, along with MUCTC office workers, were criticized for not supporting the garage and maintenance workers, who are pressing for cost-of-living wage increases and the re-instatement of 73 colleagues who had refused to work two statutory holidays earlier this summer. Michel Chartrand, of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, to which the office workers and maintenance employees are affiliated, said the dispute "would be over in a few days if all the transit workers respect picket lines." SAULT STE. MARIE. Ont. (CP) Two cars involved in a head on collision that claimed the lives of seven local residents have been put on public display in a shopping plaza. Coroner W. E. Sullivan, who conducted the inquiry into the deaths, ordered the display. It was set up Tuesday and will remain open to the public for weeks. One killed in riots LISBON (AP) Portuguese riot police shot and killed one person and wounded six others early today after demonstrators defied an army order against holding a rally in favor of independence for the African colony of Angola. It was the most serious clash between the police and the public since the reform regime of President Antonio de Spinola came to power in a military coup in April. Pesticide halt ordered Dennis Banks called in to settle Kenora issue WASHINGTON (AP) An administrative law judge re- fused Wednesday to dismiss government proceedings to force Shell Oil Co. to suspend production of the pesticides aldrin and dieldrin. Judge Herbert Perlman ruled that he will continue taking testimony on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to block manufacture of the pesticides as possible cancer- causing substances. Alleged conspirator" dies KENORA, Ont. (CP) The roie of an American Indian Movement (AIM) leader was in the hands of the Ontario government today as Mayor Jim Davidson appealed for restraint in dealing with the Indian occupation of Anicinabe Park. If Crown Attorney Ted Burton has his way, AIM leader Dennis Banks will be here Friday night to help settle the impasse at the campground which the militant Ojibwa Warrior Society has held since July 22. At the park itself, where heavy rain kept activity to a minimum Wednesday inside a police cordon. Louis Cameron, leader of the Indian society said Mr. Banks is not necessarily the key to his group's future course of action. "We have our own situation here." Mr. Cameron said, "and now we have to start thinking a little bit about ourselves as well as our general aims." He said he now has about 30 armed men in camp, half the number he said previously, as well as about 50 women and children. NEW ORLEANS (AP) Clay Shaw died today at his home. 5'.-2 years after a state court jury acquitted him of a charge that he conspired in the murder of President John F. Kennedy. The 60-year-old Shaw, former director of the International Trade Mart in New Orleans, had been ill since February, when he was stricken while driving his car and underwent surgery for removal of a blood clot. 47 killed in plane crash Britain unveils plans for industry control NORTH STORE ONLY 516 13th Street North Phone 327-4855 LONDON (API Britain's Labor government unveiled new plans today to gain some control over private industries, but the moves appeared watered-down compared with the policy stated by the party in its elec- tion platform earlier this year. In a white paper, the government said it will set up two new instruments in its bid to gain wider control over the production side of the economy. The two instruments described in the document are: Planning agreements whereby major private com- panies needing government capital aid will have to submit their plans for three years ahead. These agreements would virtually make the government a partner with a decisive say in running affairs. national enterprise board to supply investment capital for industry and normally take a corresponding share in the equity capital. In its platform for a national election Feb. 28, the Labor party pledged to take over the pharmaceutical, road- haulage, construction and machine-tool industries. The party won the election but without a clear par- liamentary majority. Its takeover plans have come under fire from private industry, and new elections are expected this fall. Industry Secretary Tony Benn said in the white paper the planning agreements would apply to "major and strategic firms in key sectors of the manufacturing industry." PORLAMAR. Venezuela (AP) A Venezuelan airliner with 48 persons aboard slammed into a mountain Wednesday while attempting to land on the Caribbean resort island of Margarita during a raging storm, officials said. The state-owned airline Aeropostal said only the co- pilot. Ivan Rodolfo Cyprus 'threat to peace' MOSCOW (AP) Pravda said today the Cyprus crisis may spread, "creating a threat to the common peace and security of peoples." Magallanes, survived. He is in critical condition at a Porlamar hospital. Soviet Communist newspaper put the The party blame for the crisis on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and renewed a call for withdrawal of all foreign troops from the island. VORTICAL MiscKirnoN co? n> it uj mm ;