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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August 16, 1974 News in brief Soldier seriously ill OTTAWA (CP> Master WO Dan Segin of Edmonton, wounded Thursday in Cyprus, has been placed on the se- riously-ill list, the defence de- partment announced today. He was one of three Cana- dians wounded when a Turkish mortar shell hit a United Na- tions observation post in Ni- cosia about 300 yards from the sight where a Canadian private was killed last week. Bell Canada raises rates OTTAWA (CPi Bell Can- ada received approval Thurs- day from the Canadian trans- port commission to implement most of the rate increases requested in its latest application. Beginning Sept. 15 most of Bell's 4.3 million subscribers in Ontario. Quebec and the Northwest Territories will get higher telephone bills. cents a month is to be added to the base rate for one- party residential phones. phone rates, in- cluding extensions, go up by 5.75 per cent. cent will be added to each minute of long distance overtime charges in Ontario and Quebec. Knowles slams rate hike OTTAWA (CP) The federal cabinet should consider suspending Bell Canada's latest telephone rate increase. Stanlev Knowles. New Democratic Party house leader, said Thursday. Mr. Knowles described the increase awarded to Bell by the Canadian Transport Commission as "scandalous." Woman charged in killing OSAKA. Japan (AP> Osaka police today arrested a Japanese housewife on charges of helping the Korean who tried to assassinate South Korean President Chung Hee Park but killed Park's wife instead. Police said the woman. 23- year-old Kimiko Yoshii. gave the birth certificate of her husband. Yukio. to Moon Se- kwang, the 23-year-old assassin, so he could get a Japanese passport in the husband's name. Noon is a Korean who has been living in Osaka. Calgary cab fares upped CALGARY (CP) City taxicab fares went up Thursday but it may take three months before all taxi meters are adjusted to charge the new fares, increased to for the first mile from The Calgary taxi commission moved swiftly at its regular meeting Thursday to ensure that drivers will get the fare increase without delav. suppresses reports' WASHINGTON (APi A group of staff doctors for the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told a Senate Committee that the FDA frequently suppresses unfavorable reports on new drugs and disciplines those who draft them, a group of FDA staff doctors has told a Senate com- mittee. Eleven medical professionals testified Thursday, citing numerous instances in which they said their adverse reports on drugs were overturned by FDA officials. Some said that after making such reports, they were taken off the case and the drug assigned to another doctor, who subsequently recommended its approval. Soares talks to Frelimo DAR ES SALAAM (AP) Portuguese Foreign Minister Mario Soares is conferring se- cretly in this Tanzanian capital with leaders of Frelimo, the Mozambique Liberation Front, reliable sources said today. Soares and the Portuguese minister for overseas terri- tories, Antonio de Almeida Santos, arrived unannounced. They were believed discussing the possibility of ending Portugal's long war with the guerrillas in the Southeast African colony by arranging independence for Mo- zambique. Tidal wave hits Bangladesh DACCA (Reuter) A tidal wave hit parts of battered Bangladesh Thursday in the wake of some of the worst floods in living memory. IRA chief killed BELFAST (AP) British troops said they killed a Provisional Irish Republican Army chief and captured two others Wednesday night. "Three of the four main The tidal wave whipped up by a storm with 40 miles-an- hour winds submerged the port town of Chalna. Provisional brigades in the province have now lost impor- tant personnel to us in the last three a military source said. "We consider this a tre- mendous blow to the terror- ists." Nixon subpoena may bring more legal woes Train wreck kills 13 LUTTRE, Belgium (AP) Ten bodies were recovered early today and at least three more were sought in the wreckage of a train that was derailed at the end of a high, steel.bridge across the Charleroi-Brussels Canal. Eighty-four other passengers were injured when the eight-car local train was derailed at the end of a high steel bridge spanning the- canal. Helicopter strafes town SAIGON (AP) A South Vietnamese helicopter guns hip supporting infantrymen 25 miles northeast of Saigon strafed a populated area by mistake, killing six civilians and wounding 56 others, military officials said today. The incident occurred at dusk Thursday about 10 miles east of Tan Uyen. Mansfield sets mark WASHINGTON (AP) Mike Mansfield Democratic leader in the United States Senate, passed another milestone Thursday. The 71- year-old Montana senator has now been his party's Senate leader for 13 years, 225 days, the longest of any man in the country's history. The anniversary, announced to the Senate by Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, was celebrated in a round of speeches. Ehrlichman the celebrity former presidential aide signs autograph outside Los Angeles courtroom. NEB has to hold hearings on ethylene export permit OTTAWA (CP) Full public hearings will be required before the National Energy Board can decide on an application from Dow Chemical Canada Ltd. for a licence to export ethylene, the board said Thursday. Board secretary R.A. Stead said the decision was reached following a review of a Federal Court decision handed down in the case last week. The court ruled the board could not decide the matter on the basis of hearings held last June since the hearings did not conform to board regulations. Public hearings were not or- dered by the court because of a change in board regulations June 20 which gave it the right to approve exports by order without holding hearings. However, Mr. Stead said the board is not prepared to dispose of the case by issuing an order without a hearing. One further step remains open to both the board and can appeal the Federal Court decision to a higher court. Both Mr. Stead and a spokesman for Dow said an appeal is being considered. C.L. Mort, vice-president of Dow in charge of development, said in an interview from his Sarnia, Ont., office that the company had not considered whether it will go through a public hearing. ''We've already been through five hearings federally and in the province of Alberta during the last three he said. The Dow executive said his first concern is "the serious exposure" of the company in money already spent on the project. Cost of equipment and pipe already ordered was increasing by million a week and by June the company's investment totalled million. Dow says its application to export ethylene. used in the manufacture of plastic, is an integral part of a project for which the board has already given its approval. WASHINGTON (AP) Having shed the legal armor that protected him in the White House, Richard Nixon is about to receive a subpoena that may be the harbinger of further legal entanglements. The subpoena was filed Thursday by lawyers for John Ehrlichman, Nixon's former domestic adviser. It seeks Nixon's testimony as a defence witness in Ehrlichman's coming con- spiracy trial arising from the Watergate cover-up. Addressed to "Richard M. Nixon, Presidential Compound, San Clem en te, Calif.." the subpoena was mailed to the U.S. marshal's office in Los Angeles for delivery to Nixon, probably in the next couple of days. The subpoena was accom- panied by cheque for to cover Nixon's travel expenses and daily witness fees. While president, Nixon re- ceived court protection from subpoenas requiring his testi- mony, though he was compelled by the Supreme Court to comply with subpoenas for tapes and documents in the Watergate investigation. It's unclear what sort of testimony Nixon would be expected to give on Ehrlichman's behalf. One Ehrlichman lawyer cited a gag rule laid down by U.S. District Judge John Sirica as the reason why he couldn't spell out for reporters the purpose of the subpoena. Ehrlichman and five other defendants are scheduled to stand trial Sept. 9. However, three, Ehrlichman. H. R. Haldeman and former attorney-general John Mitchell were joined Thursday in their pleas for de- lay by special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski, who said he needs more time to study new presidential tapes. Sirica set a hearing Monday to deal with those requests. Nixon's presidential immunity apparently thwarted the Watergate grand jury's original resolve to indict him as another member of the alleged conspiracy. Instead, the indictment handed down March 1 listed Nixon as an unindicted co-con- spirator. Jaworski and his staff now are studying whether Nixon should be indicted as a full- fledged conspirator. The American Bar Association's legislative body went on record Thursday in favor of the proposition that no one should get special treatment in facing prosecution for alleged crimes. No reports about rats, says director KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) Dr. George Scott, director of the Regional Medical Centre located in the former Kingston penitentiary, said Thursday he has received no complaints about rats infesting the 100-year-old building. Dr. Scott was commenting on remarks made Wednesday by Henriette Kilfoyle. nursing supervisor in the psychiatric unit, who said the unit was infested with rats. mice, mosquitoes, bats, centis and ants. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Toronto transit strike may last another week TORONTO (CP) As Metropolitan Toronto commuters prepared for a fifth straight day without public transit today, the dollar-and-cents impact of a strike by Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employees began to surface. Members of Metro council were handed a document Thursday estimating the cost of acceding to the total package of demands set down by Division 113 of the Amalgamated Transit Union as about million over two years. The report also estimated that an extra million would be spent in the first year of the contract and a further million over the established budget in the second, if all union demands are met. The document stressed that the figure includes "reducing the split shifts, increased pensions, increased holidavs. overtime and double time Saturdays and prime union demands. Even optimists, who last Monday predicted only a week-long transit walkout, are expecting to at least another full working week of hitchhiking, bicycling, car pools and extended hikes down city streets packed with automobiles. As provincial government mediator J D. Speranzini met with the two sides behind closed doors, negotiators were reported to have edged into discussion of one of the most contentious issues in the strike and one which has aroused the most public shifts. "TTC drivers want shifts, that often takes up to 13 hours to complete, shortened so that they can spend more time with their families. Montreal faces weekend without transportation MONTREAL (CP) Mon- trealers, without subway service during the last 10 days, face the weekend without any public transportation, it was an- nounced today by Lawrence Hanigan, chairman of the Problems facing population meet BUCHAREST, Romania (Reuter) "Take care of the people, and the population will take care of reads the slogan for the United Nations World Population Conference. Whether delegates from around the world who attend the two-week conference beginning here Monday will agree is a different story. The conference marks the first time that governments, as opposed to assorted experts, will gather to seek solutions to the world's population explosion. The task will not be easy. Brazil, for instance, says it needs more people to develop its full economic potential. A number of African countries say they resent being told by developed Western countries that they should curb their birth rates. And some delegates may feel they're up against more than they can handle when they realize that during their two-week conference, about 4.9 million births will occur, and 1.9 million persons will die. With .the net gain of three million in just two weeks, the world's population will approach four billion. Some persons will be involved in the conference, in- cluding those attending the In- ternational Youth Population Conference preceding the UN conference, and the independent Population Tribune running alongside it. In an effort to cut down on possible friction between developed and developing nations, the United Nations prepared a careful groundwork. The conference, to which 148 have been invited, was preceded by four international symposiums and five regional meetings. transit commission. Mr. Hanigan told a news conference bus service will be withdrawn by early Saturday morning but will be restored by Monday morning to permit management personnel to per- form repairs normally done by the striking maintenace workers. The decision to withdraw weekend service was made because some of the commission's buses are beginning to "show signs of weakness without their regular he said. Ford focuses on economics WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford meets with another top labor leader today while continuing to focus on economics and transition. He planned to give his atten- tion to a wide variety of mat- ters, including the transition team that is advising him on the new format for his administration. A briefing team from the of- fice of management and budget, headed by Roy Ash, was to give the president a roundup of the latest budget proposals. Ford also was to meet with economic advisers to chart what a spokesman said will be a distinct economic policy bearing the Ford imprint. 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