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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Uthbrldae Herald VOL LETHBRiDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1974 96 Pages 20 CENTS Parliament urged to end grain row REGINA (CP) Pressure to recall Parliament to deal with the West Coast labor dis- pute that is tying up grain ex- ports mounted Friday Alberta's Unifarm, the Sas- katchewan Chamber of Com- merce, the Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture, and Saskatchewan's Liberal leader all issued statements calling for parliamentary ac- tion as soon as possible to end the dispute between 550 grain handlers and five terminal operators The federal government has said it will legislate a settle- ment based on a report by its conciliator, Dr Neil Perry of Victoria, but not before the scheduled Sept 30 opening of Parliament Dave Steuart Saskatchewan Liberal leader, said Parliament should sit next week but Pi ime Minister Trudeau, Justice Minister Otto Lang, responsible for the Canadian wheat board, and Labor Minister John Munro, have rejected the idea of an early recall Dobson Lea, president of Unifarm, Alberta's largest farm organization, said it is to of Depleted beer stocks only 50 six-packs left on southside ALCB shelves by 11 p.m Friday City drinkers facing weekend without beer City beer drinkers facing a sudden shortfall of their favorite drink soon be crving in their beer if they tan find a glass of suds to crv in With shelves in all beer outlfts emptied panic buying I nclav arid city hotels refusing takeout orders beer loveis caught flat footed by an abrupt strike of beer deliverymen have to do lorit; weekend 'ippling in hotel taverns Reports of a lengthy strike b> 200 delivei v and warehouse woi kers employed throughout the province bv Albeita Brewers Agents prompted a storm of sales Friday at all beer retailers Both Alberta Liquor Control Board stores and Sicks Brewery beer store were left with a scant 725 dozen beer when they closed their doors Friday night All three said early this morning that stocks would probably last until noon today Meanwhile city hotels contacted this morning reported no immediate shortage of draft beer At the ALCB southside store there were only 25 dozen beer up for grabs when store doors opened this morning store employee said most beer shoppers Friday grabbed their limit of five cases He said the ALCB ordered some beer from Cabinet split on PWA not EDMONTON (CP) A split among members of the Alberta cabinet over the puichast ot Pacific Western Airlines is haidh surprising Giant Notlev provincial NDP leader said todav Commenting on reports that membei s of Premier Lougheed s administration are bitter over the purchase Mi Not lev said members of cabinet must feel as frustrated as members of the legislature as the government forces them into what he called a rubber stamp role Effective dec ision making lies in the hands of three or four senior ministers and bv passed the rest of the cabinet and the legislature when they spent million to bin PWA he said Public investment he said must be viewed in terms of its end goals and in this case the goal was to bail out shareholders not to use provincial funds for the benetit ol Albertans Uncle Ben s Tartan Brewery in Red Deer, the only producer unaffected by the strike against ABA a delivery system owned by Molsons s Labbat s and Carlmg 0 Keefe breweries 'We ordered some and they were unable to deliver he said Sick's store manager Frank Richards today said Friday was the busiest day he s ever seen in the cold beer store passing 3 000 across the counter He said most customers bought the limit of five cases almost wiping out the 4 200 case stock the store laid in Thursday It s definitely panic buying he said Striking workers members of the United Brewery Workers are seeking nanty with union brothers who work inside breweries ABA deliverymen rejected a 66-cent-an-hour increase over the current wage of 10 hourly because inside workers now earn almost an hour Inside Yugoslav train wreck kills 150 Comment 5 3 x Local 20 Markets V 12 13 Sports 16 17 'We'll tell them you'll quit your job and live in California if they let you off.' LOW TONIGHT 45, HIGH SUN. MAINLY CLOUDY. ZAGREB, Yugoslavia (AP) An express train flipped over at the entrance to the Zagreb railway station after passing a red signal light Fri day night and an estimated 150 passengers were killed, of- ficials reported today The engineer, his assistant and the switchman were ar- rested on suspicion they caus ed the accident by neglect An investigating commis sion said the tram, carrying vacationing Yugoslav workers back to West Germany, was travelling between 49 7 and 55 9 miles an hour when the Cyprus assassination try sparks threat of clashes Kidnappers ask ransom, freedom for prisoners MEXICO CITY (Reuter) The kidnappers ot the father- in of Mexican President Luis Echeverna have threatened to kill their captive unless they are paid a ransom ol 38 million and 10 political prisoners are freed says a left-wing magazine The magazine, Por Que> (Why9) says it has received a communique in which the kid- nappers threatened to kill 83 vear-old Jose Guadalupe Zuno abducted three days ago The magazine savs the com- munique also demanded that police investigations of the kidnapping be stopped and that the 10 political prisoners be flown to Cuba There was no immediate official reaction to the pur- ported communique As the search for Zuno went into its fourth day police were apparently still baffled by his abduction in Guadalajara House-to-house searches were carried out in some parts of the city Friday but no new clues emerged NICOSIA (Reuter) An at- tempt by gunmen to assassinate a top socialist leader in Cyprus has raised a threat of bloody clashes between forces of the far right and the left Vassos Lyssandes, a socialist leader reported to have the backing of left-wing para military forces, escaped from an ambush in central Nicosia Friday with only slight injuries But four identities unknown but suspected of being linked with the extreme right-wing EOKA B guerrilla his driver Lyssandes is a long-time foe of EOKA-B which issued a statement denying any responsibility for the attack Even though he later called on his own followers not to take revenge for the ambush, the danger of reprisals now seems ominous in the view of observers here The government of Presi dent Glafkos derides struggling to find a solution to the problem of the Turkish army occupation of the northern third of the island, is extremely concerned that fighting may break out between guerrilla forces of the right and left Meanwhile, the United Na- tions Security Council, with an unexpected display of unani- mity, has adopted a resolution on Cyprus concentrating on the island's refugee problem However the resolution paid scant attention to the basic problem of getting peace talks restarted follow- of the earlier ing the breakdown Geneva conference this month The council approved the resolution Friday after a ses- sion marked by a clash between Britain and the Soviet Union It gave unanimous approval to a plan for relief measures for an estimated refugees displaced by the Cyprus upheavals Toronto buses start, stop again Canada protests capture U.S. army deserter freed VANCOUVER (CP) Ronald J Anderson is back on his adopted Canadian soil and the II S Army deserter vows never to return to the United States until 1 m sure there's amnesty It s a great thing to know that a nation ot 20 million peo- ple is behind Mr An- derson said after crossing the border into the land he now calls home and the arms of his wife, Marion He was released late Friday after spending a week in the stockade at Fort Lewis, Wash awaiting court martial on charges of being absent without official leave His freedom c ame after a formal protest and icquest for his return bv the Canadian exter- nal affairs department Mr Anderson had been ar- rested last Saturday by U S border guards at Peace Arch Park 30 miles south of here in an incident U S officials later admitted occurred "a few yards over the Canadian border After that admission Thurs- day, Canada asked for Mr An- derson's return On Friday, the U S state department said it had granted Canada's re- quest Mr Anderson, 31, said he learned about 2 p m he would be released Less than five hours later he was free in Can- ada, where he has landed- immigrant status He plans to apply for Canadian citizenship in another month I'll never go back until I know it s Mr Anderson said 'Even though the at- titude in the United States might be softening, you know the military is going to con- tinue to enforce the law the way it sees it Asked whether an amnesty declaration would bring many U S deserters or draft- evaders back, he said "I don't think so I think it would be used mainly for visits I wouldn't go back to live Anyway, President Ford will probably declare uncon- ditional amnesty for everyone except Ronald Anderson Mr Anderson said he felt no resentment about the affair because I lived under the system the way it was When I came to Canada, I came here and I was accepted on a legal status and so I took my chances when I crossed the border He said his convictions re- main unchanged since he fled from the army I still maintain the same position I maintained in he "said "That was basically in opposition to the war m Vietnam and the American way it is and the way it was Mr Anderson was driven the 150 miles from Fort Lewis to the U S -Canadian border by Ray Anderson, the Cana- dian consul-general m Seattle, who said he was informed he had to pick up his man only an hour before taking custody TORONTO (CP) An at- tempt bv the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to restore service following provincial legislation ordering 4 900 striking transit workers back on the job was stalled today 4Peron favored independent Quebec' MONTREAL (CP) Le Jour Montreal daily new- spaper favoring the political independence of Quebec, says the late president Juan Peron of Argentina felt that Quebec should become an independent state The newspaper published a letter Saturday written by Peron while in exile in Spam in 1962 to a Montreal universi- ty professor, Santiago J Luc- ques that ended with the phrase Vive la Repubhque du Live the Quebec Republic Le Jour says Peron's widow and successor. Isabel, author- ed Mr Lucques to make public Peron's views about Quebec expressed in cor- respondence with the Univer- sity of Montreal professor over a period of years It adds she recently told professor Iucques Let those in Quebec favor- ing independence display it and we will not bargain over our support when a few buses that began earlv-morning runs were recalled As far as we know, the buses returned after the drivers spoke to the union TTC spokesman Ross Kelly said Mr Kelly said the recall means the TTC will be unable to operate any of its services TTC officials have already in- dicated they will not operate the system with supervisory personnel because it may be interpreted as strike- breaking Union officials were not im- mediately available for com- ment on the recall of the two to three buses that left uptown Eglmton depots on 6 a m runs One driver Al Evans, who picked up two passengers, said they were happy to see him and didn't give me dirty looks The strike began Aug 12 Under the legislation, given royal assent by Lt -Gov Pauline McGibbon at 1 44 a m after almost nine hours of debate, the workers face stiff penalites a day for each individual if they refuse to report to work, and a day for the union itself Despite the penalties, Leon- ard Moynehan, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union which represents the workers, did not advise them to report to work today Indications are that full service will not be restored until Wednesday disaster occurred It said the first signal was out of order, but the mam signal was working and show- ed red It said the engineer went through the red light and entered the switches at too high a speed Dr Zora Stajduhar, a mem her of the medical team work- ing on the to be the worst in Yugoslavia's as many as 30 to 50 more victims may be buried under the wreckage More than 150 persons were said to have been injured It was not known how many cars were derailed, and railway officials could not estimate the number of passengers aboard Officials said identification would be difficult on many victirrs because they were badly disfigured Cranes were ,put to work this morning to lift chunks of debris Seen and heard About town Frank Richards, manager of Sicks' cold beer store saying he doesn't care how long the beer strike continues because his holidays start Sunday Jim Munkholm asking his just married brother-in-law Charles for his pdj-py, now that Charles has a new companion Ottawa s responsibility "correct its mishandling the dispute There was general surprise in the industry that the wheat board has urged a recall be- cause of its history of non- political involvement In a letter to Mr Lang, G N Vogel of Winnipeg, the board's chief commissioner said a six-week work stoppage would cost about million in grain sales and more than million in demurrage payments to ships tied up in port waiting to load grain Glenn Flaten of Regina, Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture president said if Parliament was not recalled immediately Ottawa should move to withdraw the Perry report so the gram com- panies and their employees can return to the bargaining table He called for better labor management negotiating procedures at the gram ter- minals Legislated settlements and back-to-work orders must be replaced by a more palatable and orderly system of bargaining, such as labor management courts As the week ended the Van- couver situation gave the jPalhser Wheat Growers Association fuel to step up Us long-standing attack on the grain handling system and the prairie wheat pools in par- ticular Walter Nelson of Avonlea Sask who leads the 3 000 member Palhser group said there should be a public in quiry into the management ot the three prairie wheat pools which are owned b> about 163 000 farmer-members Mr Nelson said the officers of the Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba pools are guil- ty of gross mismanagement and an irresponsible attitude" in the current labor dispute He said the companies are not out of pocket for the huge losses being incurred because of the tie-up The producers who deliver the gram to the companies pay all the costs and take all the risks and the farmer is de- pendent on the company to that delivery is completed and not unduly delayed Mr Nelson suggested the farmer-owners of the pools are being misled bv the management and they must take more interest in the operation' of their own com- panies It s our grain and our com- panies, nobody else is going to straighten it out Greece requests review of bases ATHENS (AP) The Greek government has demanded full sovereignty over its land, sea and air space in a letter delivered to the embassies of all North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries, Western diplomats said today The demand appeared to be an attempt by Greece to show that it is serious about with- drawing militarily from NATO and is not using the threat as a manoeuvre to put pressure on Turkey over the Cyprus issue U S officials said the letter made no mention of the seven U S bases in Greece Although the bases work closely within the NATO framework, their existence is guaranteed by bilateral treaties The diplomats said the letter asked for a "review" of agreements on NATO bases in No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, Labor Day Full coverage of the holiday weekend news events will be carried in Tuesday's edition Greece They said they under- stand this means that NATO aircraft and vessels will have to seek permission on movements inside Greek space Kirk dies Prime Minister Norman E. Kirk of New Zealand died today at 51 when his heart stopped suddenly He had been HI for several months Elected in 1972, he was a very vocal op- ponent of French nuclear tests in the Pacific ;