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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, December 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 33 Ford may seek new anti-recession laws Demeter to appeal WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford's administra- tion is reviewing the worsen- ing economic situation in the United States and may ask Congress for new anti- recession legislation. White House press secretary Ron Nessen said Friday the unemployment rate of 6.5 'per cent is "a source of great concern" to Ford. "As we decide to take new steps they will be an- Nessen said. Meanwhile, the Federal Re- serve Board took action to counter the recession. It low- ered to 7.75 from eight per cent the rate of interest it charges banks for borrowing in the New York and Philadelphia districts. The action, which probably will spread to the other reserve districts around the, country, makes it easier for banks to borrow the money they need to lend to other sec- tors of the economy. It was the strongest move so far in the board's effort to ease the money supply. The unemployment rate, now at its highest level since Dissident miners refuse to work CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Although a new U.S. coal contract was officially ratified at midnight Thursday, several dissident groups of miners have refused to report for work. Many miners in Illinois and southern West Virginia were absent on Friday as their shifts, first since the nationwide walkout began Nov. 12, resumed. Full-scale production in United Mine Workers (UMW) mines throughout the U.S. is scheduled to resume with the midnight shift Sunday. Picket lines were formed outside UMW mines in Illinois by some of the construc- tion workers still negotiating a contract with the Associa- tion of Bituminous Contrac- tors, the bargaining arm for the industry's construction workers. One Illinois construction workers placed a newspaper ad asking miners to stay off the job in sym- pathy. UMW President Arnold Miller asked that construction workers not interfere with returning miners. He said the UMW might be sued and might possibly be liable for damages. In southern West Virginia's District 29, many miners were debating whether to continue the strike because the approv- ed contract did not include a provision granting the right to strike over local issues. Meanwhile, coal-related in- dustries such as steel and rails, began making plans for a resumption of operation. Rail cars were moved into position to haul coal after the ratification announcement was made Thursday. A U.S. Steel spokesman said about workers laid off during the strike will be called back gradually as new coal is received. He said it would take about 10 days to build up coal supplies at the mills. 1961, is expected to continue to increase. Thousands of layoffs, especially in the auto industry, have been announc- ed since the latest govern- ment samplings. Reacting to the unemploy- ment statistics, the New York Stock Exchange closed at a 12- year low. One boost to the economy was the return to work by some members of the United Mine Workers after a 25-day strike. Spokesmen for steel companies and railways that had laid off workers because of the mine walkout prepared to resume pre-strike employment. Nessen acknowledged that the jobless rate has increased faster than the president ex- pected. He said White House officials were unable to find authority for executive action to ease the recession and in- dicated-Ford would ask for legislation. Democrats, meeting in Kan- sas City, charged Ford with failing to provide the U.S. with economic leadership. Delegates to the party's midterm convention over- whelmingly endorsed a 1975 legislative program calling for tax reform, national health insurance, a public ser- vice jobs plan and "an across the-board system of economic controls." EGAN CLOSES SHOP FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) Eddie Egan, a former New York City detective who helped crack the French Connection drug case of movie and bestseller fame, is throwing in the towel on The Lauderdale Connection. Egan says financial woes have forc- ed him to close the restaurant after only 14 months. conviction LONDON, Ont. (CP) Peter Demeter will appeal his conviction of the non-capital murder of his wife, Christine, and seek to collect million of insurance on her life, his lawyers said Thursday. The 41-year-old Mississauga, Ont., house builder was found guilty after an ll-week trial and sentenced to life imprisonment. He could be eligible for parole in years. The body of his wife, a 32- year-old former fashion model, was found in the gar- age of their home in July 1973. She had been bludgeoned to death. Hours after the verdict was handed down, one of the 12 On- tario supreme court jurors died. John Gordon Gilbert, a 62-year-old security guard, had a history of heart trouble. Demeter remained in Lon- don's provincial jail Friday, waiting for his lawyers to at- tempt to arrange bail and a new trial. Unless bail is granted, he will be transferred to Kingston penitentiary to begin serving his sentence. The appeal against the con- viction may not be heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal until next September. John S. Acheson, president of Dominion Life Assurance Co. of Waterloo, Ont., said Friday that the policy written for the Demeters was a joint policy, the survivor to receive the money on the of the spouse. "But the law also holds that a person cannot benefit from the commission of a Mr. Acheson said. "So in this case the money would likely go into trust for pajfaient 'to Mrs. Demeter's heirs." She had one child, Andrea, 3. Indians to pay tax on outside earning By STUART LAKE OTTAWA (CP) Indians must pay income taxes on money earned off the reserves, the tax review board ruled in a tax appeal judgment made public Friday. The ruling, almost certain to be appealed to higher courts, affects an estimated registered Indians and is believed to be the first time a court has ruled on whether Indians living on reserves are subject to income taxes. In his ruling, tax appeal board member Roland St. Onge said the Indian Act does not even mention income tax and "the Income Tax Act tax- es all the residents of Canada." "It is self-evident that an In- dian falls under the Income Tax Act, especially when his income is earned outside the said Mr. St. Onge. The matter was brought to the board by Russel Snow, a resident of the Caughnawaga reserve near Montreal. Mr. Snow is a steelworker and was ordered by the revenue department to pay income tax on he earned in the United States in 1969. Evidence was that Mr. Snow returned to the reserve every weekend and that he spent the bulk of his money on the reserve in support of his wife and two children. James O'Reilly, a Montreal lawyer who specializes in In- dian cases, argued that a sec- tion of the Indian Act provides that property of Indians situ- ated on reserves is tax ex- empt. He said that property as de- fined in the Indian Act includes money and salary. Mr. O'Reilly also argued that the first Income Tax Act of 1917 did not include taxing THE Sunday Crossword (formerly the New York Herald Tribune Crossword) Edited by Robert B. Gillespie Crossword J-J-JAMBOREE By Herb L. Risteen ACROSS. 1 Harry or King 6 1Ain Madrid 11 Bad luck bringer 16 Rustics 21 Senseless 22 Neckcloth 23 Site of conflict 24 Practical 25 Pea picker 26 Signature 28 Reach 29 Mr. Whitney 30 Nautical lever 31 The Rail Splitter 32 Cuts 34 Ike's old command 35 Stitchers 38 Jupiter's wife 40 Nonpoetic language 42 What Adam lost 43 Proverbially longer than life 44 boxes 45 Rock musical 46 Night flyer 48 Louisianian 51 "Elmer's 52 Humorous 54 Potentate 58 Toward the mouth 59 Kismet 60 Makes jokes 61 Renovate 63 For each 64 Fag 65 Renowned 66 King of the road 67 Hasten 68 Shine 70 Wedded state 71 O.T. city 72 Mr. Buntline 73 Has origin 74 Best-selling parson 75 German state 76 Chinese god 77 Zilch 78 Turkish troops 80 Boor 81 Garlands 83 Painter Albrecht 84 Circus performers 85 Cheat on books 88 "Cakes and 89 Painter Claude 90 Encircles 91 Pirate 92 City section: abbr. 93 Lodge men 94 Three: Fr. 95 Fast friends 96 MissMerkel 97 Run 99 French river 100 Gold 101 Pass catchers 102 Varnish ingredient 103 Hardships 105 Nylon predecessor 106 Bristles 107 Snake 109 "-the Pearl" 110 By-! 111 masque 112 Norse noble 115 Cheeses 117 Coffee island 118 Venireman 122 Parseghian 123 Go bankrupt 124 It butts 125 Always: poet. 126 Exist 127 Pusher 129 Certain spars for yawl or ketch 134 Miss Paige 136 Zola 137 Form of oxygen 138 "Romola" writer 139 Musical group 140 Eminent Egyptian 141 Wine drink 142 Cusses faintly 143 Ducks DOWN 1 Cuts a rug 2 Old-womanish 3 Craze 4 Compass point 5 Weight of India 6 Si, si in Bonn 7 Hebrew lyre 8 I in Bonn 9 Hoot, 10 Light gas 11 Tarzan's mate 12 Grampus 13 New: comb form 14 Fixes firmly 15 Cod cousins 16 Hooch holders 17 Took tiffin 18 Wrote rubber check 19 Delight 20 Attack 27 A wanderer 30 Scrap 33 Spider's pad 36 Tennyson girl 37 Sea eagle 38 Havoc 39 Music makar 40 Walked 41 S.A. rivers 42 Coupd' 44 Strong fiber 45 Bob's family 47 Inflamatory crime 48 Coconut meat 49 At the back 50 Flower pots 51 O.T. weed 52 Swinging gatherings 53 Wears away 55 Patron of Chaucer 56 The ram 57 Takes advice 59 Is suitable 60 Hoosegows 62 Black 64 Chinese measure 65 Natural talent 66 Masks 69 Egyptian goddess 70 "John Brown's Body" author 71 Jibs, e.g. 74 Skins 75 Nails Diagramless 15 x 15- bv Henry v Straka ACROSS 1 Turf 4 Head covering 7 Driving force 9 Narrow road 10 Frightened 12 Spanish gentleman 13 Boast 14 Nixon was one 16 Marx instrument 17 Emerald Isle 18 Wrath 19 Horse's crowning glory 21 Nuisance 23 Newsman's instrument 25 Fuss 27 The sun 28 Some are hot 30 John and James 32 Pintail duck 34 Old-time sword 35 Certain league 36 Distant- comb, form 38 Untrammeleri 39 Earlier example 44 Pizzazz 45 Whirlybird part 46 LikeZeno 48 Above 76 Sprees 78 Pleasure trip 79 Avian abode 80 Not yours 81 Meany group 82 Run away 83 Simpleton 85 Shake up 49 Upright 50 Chess pieces Before DOWN Kind of party 2 Over: poet 3 Dewy 4 Walking 5 Pretty 51 1 86 Darnell 87 Wipe out 89 Wealth 90 Give third degree 91 Keg 94 Eye dew 95 Whine 7 Rebuff 8 Only 9 Showed the way 10 Halts 11 Relating to skin' 12 Backslider 13 Uncovers 98 Rabat coin 99 Asian area 100 Pons or Sills 101 Slippery 104 Be aware of 105 British coin, for short 106 Patriotic gr. 15 Thailand of old 16 Alert; or "with it" 20 Cupid 22 Afternoon socials 23 Lettuce or corps 108 soup 110 Wedged 111 Prickly fruit 112 Wearies 113 Fragrance 114 City, S.D. 116 Burgundy city 24 Navy Officer 26 Snow time 27 Ornamental stones 29 Dwarfs. perhaps 31 Require 33 Gaze at 117 Jelly glass 118 Gags 119 Devilfish 120 Gazelle 121 Snug abodes 123 Be in dither 124 Tepee men 125 Ha.-row rival 37 Grafted: her. 38 Motoring misfortune 39 Hyde Park baby buggy 40 Surf or classroom noise 128 High note 130 and Magog 131 African antelope 132 Winglikepart 133 Title 134 Tiny bit 135 Tennis point 41 Kind of jacket 42 Swipe, as a plea? 43 Raced or ripped 44 47 Comparative ending 6 Saucy SOLUTIONS OF LAST WEEK'S PUZZLES CRYPTOGRAMS CHICLUE PE WHWEERY'DYP OR JE MOUP GET CHICL KG ET AMYU AY JYP DEERY. -By India M. Sperry ESBN GVSBHG XBAGG XSNAZZY, MAYBSOE FUYH VOX GNYFVG H U HUMO. By Barbara J. Rugg JDORLYBDER IYSMEL-YSLOMU UDSL KDEAZ J Y K S A A Y Z I Y S M E L J E L I, Y B By India M. Sperry G A R G L E M O R G A R G L R F .GAMES H SUN H R W Z FU NOH GARHH GAMESWUZHAWS. -ByB.J.R. Last Week's Cryptograms 1. Electricity: Watch out! Long word in dangerously short supply. 2. The buzzards riding blizzards are natural wizards with gizzards. 3. Aging television reviewer views real boring show with big hangover. 4. Mug shot makes us laugh; shows tough thug with huge milk mug. of Indians. Indians, he said, were considered a special class and "as wards of the state." Mr. St. Onge also rejected' arguments that the Indian Act would become inoperative if Indians were forced to pay in- come taxes. "The fact of deciding that an Indian must pay tax on his income earned outside the re- serve -would not render the In- dian Act inoperative because the act is absolutely silent on the important question of in- come ruled Mr. St. Onge. Houdini letter may help miners WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. mine safety officials have unearthed a half- century-old letter from es- cape artist Harry Houdini they say still may provide useful help for trapped coal miners. Houdini's letter to a bureau of mines consultant was found recently during a file cleanout. It was typed hours after he survived for 91 minutes in a sealed iron coffin submerged in a swimming pool. Houdini's basic conclusion was that fear rather than lack of air caused the death of many miners and others trapped in air-tight com- partments. His advice was to remain calm and control breathing to stretch out a limited air supply. That advice remains valid today, say mine safety scientists. The three-pages, single- spaced letter bearing Houdini's signature was written Aug. 5, 1926, less than four months before his death. Houdini described in great detail his efforts to survive 91 minutes' in the coffin on what scientists of the day said was only a five-minute supply of air. Houdini stressed that he managed the feat by remain- ing still and carefully controll- ing his breathing, rather than through tricks or so-called supernatural powers. And he made no attempts to claim the experiment in New York's Shelton Hotel swimm- ing pool was pleasurable. Houdini complained of tre- mendous heat in the coffin, of a "metallic taste in my stomach and ex- pressed irritation at assistants who shook the cof- fin, and noted: "After one hour and 28 minutes I com- menced to see yellow lights and carefully watched myself not to go to sleep." He confided fears that the coffin would leak and he would be drowned before be- ing able to escape and that he was about to chuck the whole thing after an hour and 15 minutes, "but watching my lungs rise and fall thought I could stand the strain for another 15 minutes." Howard Hunt's lawyer remains mystery WASHINGTON (AP) The role played by E. Howard Hunt's former lawyer in accepting money for the original Watergate defendants is among the unsolved mysteries of Watergate. When he took on Hunt as a client in July, 1972, William Bittman was a prosperous lawyer with a lingering reputation from his days as a tough federal prosecutor. Under former attorney-gen- eral Robert Kennedy, Bitt- man, a Democrat, headed one of the two successful prosecutions of former Teamsters union boss James Hoffa. He was a close friend Ski bus to Fernie The Lethbridge and District Ski Club will run a bus to Fer- nie this Sunday. It will leave the College Mall parking lot at sharp Sunday morning and tickets are available to members at either of the city's ski shops. Those who are not members of the club may join when they purchase their ticket. Conditions' are reported good at Fernie with no new snow. Six feet of snow is reported at the top with one foot at the bottom. Temperature at report time was 40 degrees. Fernie will be open daily un- til the end of December. Fatalities go higher Ten persons died in traffic accidents across the country Friday, the sixth day of Safe Driving Week. Alberta's four Friday fatalities the highest in. the country also give it the highest national total so far of 14 deaths. The 10 national fatalities bring the six-day count to 46. Last year, 76 persons died on Canadian roads during the seven-day period. Provincial totals to date with last year's total for the week: Dec. 1 2 3 4 5 6'74'73 Nfld. 00000005 P.E.I. 00000000 N.S. 10120042 N.B. 00000111 Que. 1 0 0 7 0 1 9 15 Ont. 2 0 1 2 0 1 6 36 Man. 01000124 Sask. 00201031 Alta. 4 0 3 2 1 4 14 6 B.C. 11210276 Total 9 2 9 14 2 10 46 76 of James Neal, the chief prosecutor in the Watergate cover-up trial, who led the other successful Hoffa prosecution. Among all those drawn into the cover-up, Bittman had lit- tle to gain in going beyond the narrow role of attorney to Hunt, one of the original seven Watergate defendants. Nevertheless, by his own testimony Friday, Bittman accepted in cash from unknown sources although he knew that Hunt's superiors were high-ranking officials at. the White House and the 1972 Nixon re-election committee. QUESTIONED BY JUDGE U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica had his own ques- tions for Bittman Friday about the method used in delivering the cash to the 43- year-old attorney. "When was the last time you went to a telephone booth and got in the judge asked. "That was the only replied Bittman, an unin- dicted co-conspirator in the case. Bittman has always insisted he had no idea the money paid Hunt or the other defendants was intended to buy their si- lence. His recent prominence in the case is the result of a memo written by Hunt Nov. 14, 1972. In the memo, which Bittman says he never read until April or May, 1973, Hunt warns that the White House was reneging on com- mitments and financial com- mitments that must be met if the silence of the Watergate defendants was to continue. Even after the time Bittman acknowledges reading the memo, the lawyer told the prosecutors he had no information the defendants were receiving money in ex- change for their silence. Bittman also acknowledged receiving more than in cash delivered several times late at night to his mailbox in suburban Maryland. Bittman also acknowledged Friday that he discussed Watergate with cover-up defendant Kenneth Parkinson during secret meetings in a parked car and later in an art gallery. Never has Bittman explain- ed why a lawyer with no previous connection to the Republican party, the Nixon administration or the 1972 Nixon re-election committee would do more than represent his client in a criminal trial. Thank you: Friedrich, Aiphonse, and Edward from all of us! Friedrich Raiffeisen was the mayor of the small town of Flammersfeld. Germany, who in 1849 originated the Credit Union idea to help his people through a severe famine Aiphonse Desiardins was the Canadian who brought the Credit Union to North America m 1901. founding the first "Caisse Populaire' in his own community of Levis. Quebec Edward Filene was the far- sighted native of Massachusetts who believed so strongly in the Tightness of financial cooperatives that he spent his life organizing the Credit Union movement Credit Unions were a good idea in 1849 They're a great idea now Ask any of the 6.693.233 involved Canadian members. of whom live in Alberta Or clip and mail the coupon today for a con- cise outline of the financial in- stitution m which you're a member rather than a customer It's where you belong r Send my free copy of "The Con- sumer's Guide to Alberta Credit Unions" to NAME ADDRESS Mail to CREDIT UNION FEDERATION OF ALBERTA 1400- 1st Street SW Calgary Alberta T2R OV8 3-LH ;