Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tucidoy, December 8. 1970 THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Great Britain's Prime Minister Edward Heath stands with three members of the Savoy Dancers group at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Mon- day. Hecith was guest of honor at a luncheon where the girls portrayed "Miss Christ- mases." TORONTO (CP) Negotia- tors for Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. and its employees in five Cana- dian cities have reached agree- Cross discusses his future at London LONDON (CP) James (Jasper) Cross discussed his fu- ture with foreign office officials today but gave no indication where his next posting will be. Accompanied by his wife, the British diplomat drove into Lon- don from his countryside retreat to confer with Oliver Wright, chief personnel officer in the foreign office. The couple had been spending the weekend at Dorneywood, of- ficial country residence of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, the foreign secretary. Sir Alec planned to receive Cross privately later in the day. The foreign office said he planned to make a full state- ment at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. HALE 307 6th St. 5. ment on a new contract four months before the present one expires. Officials said Monday the agreement, if ratified by the workers in Toronto, Winni- peg, Edmonton, Vancouver and Moncton, would provide wage increases of more than 30 per cent over three years. The first increase in the con- tract, which would replace a pact which expires April 1. calls for an increase of 29 cents an hour for men and up to 44 cents for women to bring them to par- ity effective Jan. Management and union offi- cials said the agreement was achieved in one week of bar- gaining between the company and five locals of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers Union. The contract terms will ho submitted to union members in the cities involved for a ratifica- tion vote to be completed by Thursday night. The settlement is expected to set a pattern for employ- ees at Canada Packers Ltd. in Toronto, Burns Foods Ltd. in Calgary and Intercontinental Packers Ltd. in Saskatoon. The current base rate for Swift workers is ?3.04 for women and for men. Both will earn S3.46 an hour under the first increases effective Jan. 4, 1971. A second general increase of 27 cents an hour will be paid April 30, 1972, with the final in- stalment of 26 cents to come on April 2, 1973. Raps Dental Society of Alberta OTTAWA (CP) Action should be taken against profes- sional societies, such as the dental society in Alberta, wlu'ch can restrict entry into the profession through resi- dence requirements, Allen Su- latycky Mountain) said Monday. He said in a Commons ad- journment debate that the Al- berta dental society requires dentists to be residents of the province before they can apply to have their qualifications re- viewed. "I think this is shameful and disgraceful and should be cur- tailed as soon as possible." There were only two dentists in Alberta who had been edu- cated outside the province. Pat Mahoney (L Calgary South) said the government is considering amending the Combines Investigation Act and the problem of profes- sional societies could be dis- cussed when the legislation is introduced. No newspaper for sixth day WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) Windsor residents will go with- out their daily newspaper for the sixth day today as a sit-in by members of three craft un- ions continues at The Star. Negotiations broke down a week ago. Commons holiday recess may be stalled by NDP By DAVE JIclNTOSH OTTAWA (CP) Opposition parties often seize on approach- i n g and summer, try to hold up government legislation they oppose or to keep the Com- mons in holiday session. The government works this procedure the other way round, threatening to make the Com- mons sit right through a holiday to pass measures it favors. This Cliristmas season, the New Democratic Parly is warn- ing that it may disrupt the holi- day recess scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 18. However, no MP likes to keep the Commons going in Christmas week and chances of a successful filibus- ter are much less than at Easier or just before the sum- mer adjournment. The NDP likely will decide at its regular Wednesday caucus whether to filibuster the govern- ment's old age pension bill, party sources said Monday. The bill provides for a flat Vacationing in the Bahamas Hughe s dispells kidnap plot LAS TOGAS, Ncv. fAP) Howard Hughes's telephone call to tlie governor of Nevada from the Bahamas to dispel specula- tion he had been kidnapped in a struggle for his empire was a rare public announcement of a conversation with Hughes. The battle over who is run- ning the million Hughes gambling and property interests in Nevada continued in the courls. Hughes himself is vacationing on Paradise Island, and wants some changes made in the top echelon of his Nevada operation here, Gov. Paul Laxalt quoted him as saying during a 45-min- ute call Monday. "He said he felt fine and had just gone there for a vacation he planned a year said Laxalt. "He was very concerned about speculation he had been kidnapped and was not going to return here." Hughes has not been seen in public for more than a decade. Laxalt and District Attorney George Franklin were sum- moned in the middle of the night to Hughes's offices on the top floor of the Sands Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip to take the call. Hughes, who will be 65 Christ- mas Eve, had lived in a secre- cy-shrouded penthouse on the Billionaire may buy island land PARADISE ISLAND (AP) The developers of this Bahamas resort dreamed of creating an- other Las Vegas. They mult a big hotel. Then, they opened a gambling casino. Now, they have biiu'onaire re- cluse Howard Hughes, unseen, but reported to be living on the ninth floor of the Britannia hotel in a mood to buy a chunk of Paradise. In Las Vegas Hughes lives in another closely guarded ninth- floor the Desert Inn, part of his million Nevada holdings. Resort officials here have long expected the Hughes inter- ests to buy in the Bahamas. The property considered tlie most likely target now is owned by Resorts International. It in- cludes most of Paradise Island, its hotels, and the only gam- bling Casino. Gambling revenue on ihis is- land 186 miles from Miami is reported down 15 per cent this year, setting off rumors of re- sort property up for sale. ninth floor of the Desert Inn since settling in Nevada four years ago. He left secretly for "the Bahamas island Nov. 25. Hearing reports that an ailing Hughes had been spirited away by one faction in the power struggle, sheriff's deputies had staged a search of the pent- house early Sunday. Executives of Hughes Tool Co. flew in from Texas last Friday and fired the two men at the head of Hughes's Nevada enter- prises, chief executive Robert Maheu and security director Robert Hooper. Tlie tool company officials said they had a document signed by Hughes giving them power of attorney to act for Hughes and fire Maheu an< Hooper. Maheu has challenged this in court. The tool company lawyers filed a court motion Monday to quash arestraining order Maheu had obtained Saturday prohibiting the company from interfering with his control o Hughes's hotels, seven casinos mines and real estate in Ne vada. Soviet defence budget unchanged MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet government announced today a 1971 defence budget of million rubles, or million at the official rate, the same as the expenditure for 1970. Finance Minister Vastly Gar- buzov told the Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the Soviet Union, that government spend- ing next year would total million rubles, an increase of million. The Soviet government puts a value of on the ruble. The figures announced by Ga r b u z o v showed defence spending in 1971 will consume 11 per cent of the total budget. But the allocation to defence is be- lieved to represent onlv about half of actual military spending. For one thing, military research and development is lumped into other non-defence items. Before the budget report, the government's chief industrial planner announced that Soviet industrial production made a comeback in 1970 and increased eight per cent to exceed the central planners' goal by a Canadian stamps worth NEW YORK (AP) A pair of unused 1851 Canadian Black 12-pence stamps bearing the portrait of Queen Victoria brought at an auction sale Monday. The stamps are among 50 of the issue known to exist. They were purchased by Wil- liam Maresh, a Toronto stamp dealer, during the sale of a por- tion of the Canada collections of the late Louise Boyd Dale and her father Alfred F. Lichten- stein at H. R. Harmer, Inc. Reporters vieiv kidnap dwelling IN LETHBRIDGf: 613 4fh Ave. S. Telephone 328-4214 MONTREAL (CP) The house which imprisoned British diplomat James Richard Cross lived in for two months resem- bles any one of hundreds of me- dium-price lodgings in Montreal North except that it had hardly any furniture, reporters allowed to new it found out Monday. What little furniture there was when police moved in Thursday had been spirited away by tlel- eclives who investigated tile rooms during the weekend. Detectives combed every inch of the walls and ceilings, the bathroom, cupboards and floors, looking for fingerprints and Otliur CiuC'-s. j A thick, black ink-type sub- i stance was applied to all walls j for possible fingerprints. The room where the abducted diplomat spent CO days of cap- livity was roughly eig'nf. feet wide by H feet long. In one corner of a living room-dining room, hundreds of jigsaw puzzle pieces littered the floor. It was earlier reported that the British trade commis- sioner spent much of bis time in captivity assembling the puz- zles, j The kitchen refrigerator held a half-empty carton of eggs, I margarine, tomatoes and some stewing meat. Mr. Cross, In England now, was released Thursday. healthy margin, the Soviet par- liament was told. But Nikolai K. Baibakov, chairman of the economic plan- ning commission, complainet that performance could have been better if modern technol- ogy had been introduced quicker. Baibakov told the Supreme Soviet the average worker's wage in 1970 is 326 rubles a month, or ?139.86 at the officia rate, excluding the numerous welfare benefits. He said it was 121 rubles at the end of 1969. Baibakov promised a better life for the Soviet people in 1971 setting the consumer goods in- dustry for a planned increase ot 'IA per cent. man acquitted of charge HAMILTON (CP) Robert Forsyth, 20, of Vancouver, was acquitted Monday on three charges of trafficking in drugs after a police undercover agent admitted altering his notes dur- ing a court recess. Forsyth, who now operates a leather-goods business in Van- couver, was living here during March and April. He was charged with selling drugs on three different occasions to an undercover agent, Hamilton Constable Ross Wood. Constable Wood's testimony contained discrepancies as to the time of the purchases and the place of the meetings. After defence lawyer Thomas Beckett accused him of compar- ing notes with other witnesses, the constable admitted in court he had altered dales on his notes during a 10-rninute recess. In dismissing the charges, Judge Robert Morrison said he did not blame the undercover agent, but his superiors. 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If the bill does not pass before Jan. 1, the current cost-of-living increase would apply and all pensioners could get a mini- mum WOULD P'ORCE PAYMENT If the NDP temporarily holds up the bill, the government would be forced to make monthly payments in January and then reduce them to when the legislation is finally pproved. However, the bill also pro- vides for increases beginning April 1 for the one million needy old age pensioners who draw the monthly supplement, now but due to go up to Holding up the bill might mean putting off the increases in the supplement. This would be a hardship for needy pensioners. Consequently, there is some doubt that the NDP will try a filibuster on the old age pension bill. However, the party Is also thinking of holding up the Cana- dian National Railways capital financing bill until the govern- ment agrees to instruct the CNR to cany out the recom- mendation of a Commons com- mittee to increase pensions for retired railway employees. Tlie government wants to get this bill through before Dee. la as well as the old age pension and regional economic incen- tives legislation. The government is already so short of time it is splitting the budget dsbate: Two days now and four days in January. 63 Mllecl in driving campaign By THE CANADIAN PRESS Safe Driving Week ended Monday with only one person reported killed in road accidents across Canada during the day, bringing the week's total to 63, eight more than last year. The single death was in Brit- ish Columbia. All other prov- inces were free of fatalities. Once again-Ontario topped the week-long toll with 23 deaths, two more than during the com- parable period last year. Quebec cam.e next with 15 deaths while B.C. had 12, Nova Scotia four, Saskatchewan three, Alberta and Manitoba two each, with Newfoundland and New Brunswick both recording one. The only province to come through the week with no fatali- ties was Prince Edward Island. The following is a day-to-day record with last year's seven- day total also shown: Total 1 2 3 4 5 7 '71) '83 Nfld. 0 0. 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 P.E.I. 0000000 0 1 N.S. 0040000 4 4 N.B. 1000000 1 5 Que. 1 1 1 2 8 2 0 15 9 Ont. 3 1 3 5 9 2 0 23 21 Man. 000011 Bask. 0021 Alta. 000110 B.C. 023411 0 2 2 00030 024 1 12 8 Total .5 4 13 14 20 6 1 63 55 Odd anniversary HONOLULU (AP) George R. Ariyoshi, 44, claiming "an impossible dream come was sworn in Monday as the first U.S. lieutenant-governor of Japanese ancestry on the 29th anniversary of the Japanese at- tack on Pearl Harbor. Gov. John A. Burns, 61, and Ariyoshi took thair oaths of office on the grounds of lolani Palace, from where the Hawaiian monarchy once ruled the islands. Weather and road report '00 New York....... 33 17 NOON f. ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lclhhrldge Pincher Creek Waterton...... Medicine Hat Edmonton Jasper Banff........ Calgary...... Victoria Penticton Cranbrook Prince Rupert Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon 45 49 46 43 -1 29 36 24 SO 50 43 40 33 47 9 49 9 20 24 2.1! 23 The Pas......... 3 Dauphin......... 10 Toronto......... 14 Ottawa..........15 Montreal.........14 Regina Brandon Winnipeg ..r Thunder Bay St. John's 45 .06 Halifax..........32 8 .05 Charlottetown 30 Fredericton...... 39 Chicago......... 34 .30 New York Miami...... Los Angeles San Diego San Francisco Denver Las Vegas Rome....... Paris........ London Berlin...... Amsterdam Brussels..... Madrid...... Moscow...... Stockholm Tokyo 80 70 61 65 61 41 43 41 39 32 33 42 30 30 37 .04 FORECAST A few clouds. Light snow this eve- ning. Wednesday: Continuing cold, Low near five below, highs near 10 above. Medicine Hal Today: Pe- riods of light snow. Wednes- day: Continuing cold. Low near five below, high near 10 above. Columbia, today and Wednesday with a few sunny periods. Winds light. Highs today in 40s. Lows to- night in 20s. Highs Wednesday 34-45. BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for all-around uses WINTER TIME IS PLANNING TIME See Us Today For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways In Bridge district arc the Leth- bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Banff freezing rain, very slippery. Banff to Revelstokc light Banff Radium highway is plowed and sanded, occasional slippery sections. Banff-Jasper highway is plowed and sanded, few slippery sections. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or chains are re- snow overnight, few slippery, quired when travelling in any sections, plowed and sanded. I mountain area. PORTS Of ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulls 2-1 hours: Carivay 9 a.m. to li p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Hooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to G p.m.: Kingsgatc, nours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to mirtntcht. Chief Mountain erased. Wildhoree, 8 n.m, to 5 p.m.