Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ah... suburbia! Looking more and more like a going con- cern, West Lethbridge blends its bevy of roofs into the city proper in this photo by Herald photo- grapher Rick Ervin. While tight money has slowed the sale of lots on the westside temporarily, city officials expect to wel- come a flood of buyers next spring or summer. The LetKbrldge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1974 15 Cents Getty predicts outright battle over resources EDMONTON (CP) Don Getty, Alberta minister of federal and intergovernmen- tal affairs, said Tuesday night the province should prepare for an outright battle with the federal government over control of provincial resources. In his first public appearance in about a month, Mr Getty, Alberta's leading spokesman on energy, said more Canadians now appear ready to support Alberta in its stand against the "grasping bunch" in Ottawa. Mr. Getty said Alberta's Progressive Conservative premier, Peter Lougheed, should call an election quickly on a strong provincial-rights platform. The government would use a mandate to "fight our way into a stronger Canada." The cabinet minister in- sisted Alberta should not bargain further with Ottawa over control of resources. Mr. Getty spoke as he was nominated by acclamation to contest the Edmonton-White- mud constituency in the next provincial election. He will remain away from his cabinet post at least three weeks more. He was forced from his desk a month ago by a gall bladder attack that led to surgery. He suggested providing only enough oil to meet Canada's needs, refusing to sell to the United States if Ottawa refuses to allow the province to receive world prices for ex- Dorts. Black presidents meet in Zambia SALISBURY (Reuter) The presidents of Zambia, Tanzania and Botswana meet in Lusaka, Zambia, today amid speculation that two detained black Rhodesian leaders will join them for talks aimed at solving Rho- desia's nine-year con- United Way campaign nears end After reaching the highest total in 30 years of charity raising, the Lethbridge United Way will end its 1974 cam- paign Dec. 31. The United Way board of directors voted Tuesday to wrap -up the annual appeal. All contributors will be asked to get their money in by the end of the year. Campaign Chairman Leona Hopkins said the final deadline is the audit carried out before the annual meeting in March. Executive Director Dave Wilson told the board the fund stood at 78 per cent of the goal. The previous high total for the drive was collected in 1971. The board voted to confirm Mr Wilson's employment, with a salary increase to a month. stitutional dispute with Britain A Rhodesian government spokesman declined to com- ment on suggestions that Joshua Nkomo, leader of the banned Zimbabwe African People's Union, and Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole, head of the rival Zimbabwe African Union, would attend a Lusaka meeting with presidents Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and Sir Seretse Khama of Botswana. Ethiopians promise fair trials ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Ethiopia's military rulers as- sured the United Nations to- day that fair trials will be given to about 170 former government officials and military leaders now held in the cellars of the Grand Palace here. The assurance was given in a cabled reply to a telegram sent last month by UN Secretary-Genera! Kurt Waldheim conveying a UN resolution that urged the military government to refrain from further sum- mary executions of political prisoners. 'One lump or Inside 60 Pages Classified........4043 Comics............46 Comment...........4 Markets...........18 Sports..........33-35 Theatres............7 TV.................6 LOW TONIGHT 25; HIGH THURS. 45; CLOUDY, RAIN. Allmand took SIU donation By THE CANADIAN PRESS A senior officer of the Seafarers' International Union was quoted Tuesday as having told police officers last September they could do nothing to him "because he had a senior cabinet minister in his pocket." The quote, attributed to Roman Gralewicz, SIU president, was read in the Ontario legislature by Morton Shulman, a New Democratic Party member, shortly after Solicitor-General Warren Allmand admitted in Ottawa he had accepted political sup- port from the SIU in both the 1972 and 1974 federal election campaigns. But the union did so EDC directors said benefiting from financing STRIKE-STALLED GRAIN TRAIN WAITS IN LETHBRIDGE Tories press government to end inspectors' strike Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Concern that the gram inspectors' strike will cause higher prices and a severe shortage of gram for flour and for livestock feeding in eastern Canada, brought stepped-up pressure on the federal government to settle the dispute. Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said there was grow- ing alarm that there might not be sufficient grain in eastern Canada this winter to meet the needs for human and animal consumption He appealed to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to reassure Canadians in the east that the government was tak- ing an inventory of supplies and was moving to ensure that there would be sufficient grain avilable to meet their needs. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said the matter was of "great concern" to the federal government. As for "an he said, it would depend on whether the strike continued. Mr. Stanfield said it was "not good enough" for the prime minister to say there was no inventory being taken by the government and that the question was "hypothetical "The government has sub- stantially created this problem itself. Does not the prime minister feel under any obligation to give the house and the people of the country some assurance there will be no shortage this winter? "How has the prime minister and his government been able to create a mess like Mr. Stanfield asked. 'Don't annoy Ford9 MP advises Trudeau OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau, who makes an official visit to Washington today, was urged goodnaturedly Tuesday to avoid annoying President Ford the way he apparently annoyed former President Nixon. The word was not mentioned but George Hees (PC- Prince Edward-Hastings) made it clear to everyone he was referring to White House tapes in which Nixon called the prime minister an "asshole." "In the short time he has during his conversation (with President Mr. Hees asked in the Com- mons, "will he do his very best to have himself com- pared to a more lofty part of the anatomy than was the case the last The question brought a roar of laughter from members on both sides of the House and Mr. Trudeau's reply was cut off by the noise. voluntarily and on a no- string-attached basis, Mr. Allmand told reporters out- side the Commons. His comments followed dis- closure that Labor Minister John Munro accepted a donation from the union in June, about a month before the July 8 election The labor minister returned the contribution in September after having second thoughts about its propriety. The controversy over SIU donations was raised initially by Dr. Shulman as he pressed in the legislature for a royal commission inquiry into the union which he accused of bribing federal Liberal of- ficials and public servants and of running its affairs in a manner that terrorized many of its members. Tuesday night Dr. Shulman read a partial text in the legis- lature of a police-taped conversation between Mr. Munro and Mr. Gralewicz The text quotes Mr Munro as saying "thanks a million" after being told that the SIU is donating to his re- election campaign in Ham- ilton East. "Well, no, it's not a Mr. Gralewicz is quoted as replying. "That's for the good guys. All you so- and-sos get is Mr. Allmand said five-to-10 SIU members helped put up election posters in his Montreal Notre-Dame-de- Grace riding in 1972 because they appreciated his support of recommendations contain- ed in a government study on shipping. In 1974, he said, the union of- fered to donate to his cam- paign and he accepted a contribution of to couldn't recall the exact checking on the union and deciding that it would not compromise him to do so. He said he could understand Mr. Munro returning his contribution, because of his duties as labor minister, but he did not intend to return his donation. "Why should he asked He said individuals, corpo- rations and unions are encour- aged under federal law to make political donations. OTTAWA (CP) Progressive Conservative MPs are pressing for tighter conflict of interest rules in the wake of disclosures that directors of the Export De- velopment Corporation (EDC) held financial interests in companies benefiting from million in corporation financing The MPs say they want to make it less tempting for senior government officials and advisors to make personal profits at public expense. Their campaign is focussing on two bills now before Parliament to substantially increase EDC financing limits and to establish a new federal business development bank Sinclair Stevens (York-Sirn- coe) said Tuesday neither bill is stringent enough in controll- ing potential conflicts of interests among the business and industrial executives represented on both agencies Legislation governing the two bodies requires that directors declare any interests and refrain from participating in decisions in- volving companies in which they are involved. Mr. Stevens said the Con- servatives want an outright ban on loans through the proposed new business bank to companies in which directors or members of their families are involved to return guerrillas to PLCT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A reliable Palestine Liber- ation Organization (PLO) source in Cairo said today that Tunisia will hand over the four gunmen who hijacked a British airliner and killed a West German passenger to the PLO for trial. If a trial takes place it would be the first guerrilla tribunal for hijackers ever held Palestinian terrorists have been handed over to the PLO in the past, but never have come to trial. The source said Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba and other officials have been persuaded to change their minds on refusing to release the four Palestinians. There was no immediate comment from Tunisian of- ficials. Last weekend Bourguiba was quoted as saying he thought the best solution was "to keep them here in Tunisia." "Besides we promised them not to put them on trial They trust us and we have to keep our promises British detain IRA suspects LONDON (Reuter) Police used their new powers against urban guerrillas over- night to detain more than 20 persons for questioning about the bombings at two Guildford bars which killed five persons, official sources said today. Seen and heard About town Bernice Stewart wondering "who's got all the cards" after pegging not more than four points a hand in three crib games Marg Lakie getting off the hook by giving her gambling winnings to the Cup of Milk Fund. Sympathy alone won't buy cup of milk Too broke to spare a dollar for the starving children? Too busy to mail a dollar to the Lethbridge Herald's Cup of Milk Fund? Want us to take the respon- sibility off your shoulders? Want us to drop the people of Bangladesh a note? We could say: "Dear Children of Bangladesh: We extend our heartfelt sympathy in your hour of trial. Yours sincerely, the people of Southern Alber- ta." There's nothing quite like a letter of condolence when your family is starving to death. Instead of a letter, let's work a miracle. Together, we can send a lot of milk to those hungry children. Four cents will pay for a cup of milk for a hungry child in Bangladesh, a country where human misery has found its final resting place. They deserve food, clothing, medical aid. Your pennies can give them these basics of life this Christmas. That's the miracle we're go- ing to work in Southern Alberta. Get the spirit and move. The heartbreaking truth is that the hungry children in Bangladesh are so under- nourished, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova learned on hei last visit, that their stomachs are too weak to contain full- strength milk. It has to be thinned. There is no baby food. Mothers nurse their children as long as possible and as long as their strength allows. Full-scale famine No human misery could be greater. Help them! Please help! Lift us up and help us on our way with the Cup of Milk Fund. We can do it, together. Write Cup of Milk Fund, Lethbridge Herald. We'll send your gift to the Unitarian Service Committee and they'll send the milk to Bangladesh.