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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, December News in brief Tories girding for conflict-of-interest debate Coal miners, back to work CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Most of the United Mine Workers' soft- coal miners returned to work today, the first day of full production in most mines in almost a month. There were only scattered reports of absences from the first full shifts since the strike began Nov. 12. A three-year contract was approved last week by 56 per cent of those voting. Students build Thant tomb RANGOON (Reuter) Stu- dents are building their own mausoleum over the tomb of former UN secretary-general U Thant because they said the one buiit by his relatives was not good enough. The students, who snatched U Thant's body in front of 000 mourners shortly before the funeral Thursday, buried him Sunday near the former student union building demolished during student riots in 1962. Soviets ready for linkup MOSCOW (AP) Soviet ex- perts say they are ready for next summer's Soviet- American space linkup follow- ing completion of the six-day Soyuz 16 space flight which they described as a success. Cosmonauts Anatoly Fihp- chenko and Nikolai Rukavishnikov landed in central Asia just after noon Sunday, Tass reported. The two men, who are the backup crew for the joint Soyuz- Apollo flight in July, both felt fine, the official agency said. Mild to form cabinet TOKYO (Reuter) Both houses of the Japanese Diet (parliament) today nominated veteran politician Takeo Miki as new prime minister to succeed Kakuei Tanaka whose cabinet resign- ed earlier. Miki collected 278 votes in the 491-member lower house and 130 in the 252-member up- per house with other votes cast among the leaders of the four opposition parties. The 67-year-old prime minister will form a cabinet later today. Finance chiefs take over resource tax share issue 11 charged in bombing GUILDFORD, England (Reuter) Nine men and two women were charged in court today in connection with bomb explosions that wrecked two taverns and killed five people in this town on the outskirts of London Oct. 5. Four of the men and two women are accused of murder. Four others were charged with possessing ex- plosives and the other man with conspiring to set off bombs. Vietnam fighting flares SAIGON (AP) command reported a fourth straight day of fierce fighting and shelling attacks today in the southern half of South Vietnam and along the border with Cambodia. The command said casualties in the fighting had risen to more than on both sides. Sask. Grits plan strategy REGINA (CP) Saskatchewan Liberals wrapped up their 1974 annual meeting Saturday by putting the finishing touches on a triple-headed strategy they hope will carry them into power in the provincial elec- tion expected next year The strategy involves mov- ing the party's image closer to the political centre, convinc- ing Saskatchewan voters that their New Democratic Party government is squandering real chances to develop a potentially-rich province and convincing voters that govern- ment control is too great. Man charged in wife's death EDMONTON (CP) Frank Cousmeau of Edmonton was charged Sunday with murder in the beating death of his es- trar.ged wife, Rebecca Cousmeau, 47 Police said the woman had been kicked and punched. She was found in the bedroom of her home after police were called Sunday to investigate a family dispute. RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS Montauban, France Hughes Panassie, 62, French jazz historian and close friend of Louis Armstrong, of a heart attack. MERLE nORmflflCOSfTlETICS Bath Boutiques OTTAWA (CP) Federal and provincial finance ministers will pick up today where mines ministers left off Friday on sharing resource taxes. One finance minister already expects the issue will be passed on unresolved to premiers and the prime minister. The federal-provincial split on oil revenue is turning into a test case on resource taxes. Several provincial governments are assessing the potential impact of the federal policies on other energy developments. Two premiers Barrett of British Columbia and Ed Schreyer of to attend the two-day meeting of finance ministers. At the mines ministers meeting, nine lined up against the federal position and only Nova Scotia supported Ot- tawa. The mines ministers spent more than three hours on re- source taxation Friday and participants later said dis- cussions mainly involved restating their positions. The federal government, in a budget brought down last month, made a series of changes in resource tax pol- icies. The budget included a plan to distribute some of the oil profits among the seven provinces where tax revenue is less than the national average on a population basis. The three western-most provinces had previously increased royalties on and Saskatchewan on oil and B.C. Prince caught with hash BEIRUT (AP) A prince of Libya's deposed royal fami- ly was arrested at Beirut air- port with worth of hashish in his luggage, police reported today. A police spokesman said 61- year-old Prince Abdulla Abed al-Senussi had an Egyptian passport and was boarding a plane to Cairo on Sunday night when 524 pounds of hashish were found in his luggage. on minerals. The federal budget stopped the practice of allowing companies to deduct royalties before calculating federal tax. Leo Bernier, Ontario mines minister, said after the Fri- day meeting that most provin- cial governments are worried about the possible effect the federal policy will have on future supplies of energy. Industry executives have argued that the combined federal and provincial tax take does not leave sufficient money for exploration. Sources said there were varying degrees of concern among provincial governments about the long- term effects of the current fight. The results of the oil fight might set an example for federal tax treatment of other resources. Israeli archbishop sentenced to 12 years Wind- topp led fence Winds reached more than 50 mph in Southern Alberta this weekend, their force shown by this fence at the Alberta Government Telephones construction site at 8th Street and 3rd Avenue S. The Kenyon Field weather office says winds peaked early Sunday morn- ing, and are expected to continue in the 30s today. The winds also contributed to an accident on Highway 3 one-and-a-half miles west of Kipp, which caused damage to a mobile home. Truck driver Eugene Danylchuk of Penticton, B.C., was not hurt when the 12-foot wide home overturned and blocked one lane of traffic Sunday night. Human waste big wilderness worry JERUSALEM (AP) An Israeli court convicted the Greek Catholic archbishop of Jerusalem today of smuggling arms into Israel for Arab terrorists and ordered him imprisoned for 12 years. Msgr Hilarion Capudji was sentenced to a total of 49 years in prison, but the court said the terms will be con- current and total 12 years. Legal sources said Israel may deport the prelate to an Arab country before he serves all the sentence. After his conviction, Msgr. Capudji made an impassioned condemnation of Israel as "aggressors... robbers... des- pots conquerors" in "this beloved land named Palestine." The Syrian-born Arab, the spiritual leader of about Christians in the Holy Land, was convicted on charges of carrying arms and explosives from Lebanon for the Fatah and Black September organ- izations. The black-robed churchman smiled and waved to spec- tators, some of them nuns and priests, in the courtroom where he had denounced Israel and said he was "a prisoner of the torturing con- querors." The three-judge court said Msgr Capudji's actions posed "a grave threat to the securi- ty of the state." It denied the archbishop's claims that he had acted for religious reasons The Jerusalem district court convicted the 49-year- old prelate of making contact with a foreign military commander of the Palestine Liberation Organization ing and carrying illegal weapons, and serving an legal organization. On trips in his limousine be- tween Israel and Lebanon, the prosecution said, the archbishop had smuggled in guns, rockets "and enough ex- plosives for 150 bombs." Israel police seized Msgr. Capudji's limousine in August as he was returning from a trip to Beirut and said the car was loaded with pistols, automatic rifles, ammunition, grenades and explosives to be used in making bombs. Msgr. Capudji served an or- ganization "whose aim, as he well knows, is to kill innocent civilians to murder and said State At- torney Gabriel Bach. The cleric delivered a sermon in Arabic, saying: "My teacher and master Jesus, you are the light to the world and they are the darkness shame on those who defiled Jerusalem. I am a prisoner of the torturing conquerors." The chief judge, Miriam Ben-Porath, countered that the archbishop did not explain "what peace and love have to do with smuggling arms into Israel." WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) Human waste in wilderness areas has reached such proportions that it has to be airlifted from the Rocky Mountain National Park near Denver. A discussion of what to do with mounting deposits of excre- ment dominated a national park service seminar held recently at Glacier National Park. A representative from Rocky Mountain National Park, northwest of Denver, said a helicopter made weekly runs to transport the waste from the wilderness Dick Munro, a spokesman for Glacier, said the northwestern Montana park does not yet have a human waste problem. Minister John Turner's budget and on the hotly-contested pet- OTTAWA (CP) The con- flict-of-interest issue that pla- gued the government last week during Commons ques- tion periods comes up for full- fledged debate in the House this week. Progressive Conservatives will use Tuesday, assigned as their day to choose a debating topic, to debate a government motion referring a study on MPs and conflict of interest to committee. "We'll probably move an amendment to consider cabinet ministers before private Gerald Baldwin, Conservative House leader, said last week. He said ministers have more power than private members to influence decisions, and his party con- siders their role more impor- tant, "especially in light of the SIU charges." The government motion and Conservative amendment would open the way to wide- ranging debate of the allegations of improprieties by ministers and bribery by the Seafarers' International Union (SIU) that rocked the Commons last week. The Conservatives have plenty of fuel for their conflict-of-interest debate. Even before the SIU allega- tions came up in charges by Morton Shulman, a New Democrat member of the On- tario legislature, the Conser- vatives had been hounding the government on the issue. They say newly-imposed conflict-of-interest guides for cabinet ministers are inade- quate, criticizing the freedom of ministers to transfer assets to their wives, where the assets are not subject to scrutiny, and to place assets in frozen trusts. In a frozen trust, assets can- not be traded by the minister, but he still knows where his investments are and, the Con- servatives say, could be in- fluenced by that knowledge in making policy decisions. The Conservatives also at- tacked the recent trip by Mar- garet Trudeau to Japan, paid for by a Hong Kong shipping magnate, and Health Minister Marc Lalonde's trip to Israel, in which he flew in a Seagram's distilleries private jet. Other Commons business in the week ahead will centre on bills implementing Finance U.S. parties working on internal reforms WASHINGTON (AP) While Democratic delegates were meeting in Kansas City to vote on party reforms, a relatively small group of Republicans conven- ed here during the weekend to study proposed reforms of their own party. Both meetings were rarities in United States politics, and both were influenced by the desire of political leaders to escape the trauma of Watergate and the forced resignation of former presi- dent Richard Nixon. In Washington a special committee of 43 Republicans voted to recommend that the Republican national com- mittee supervise all campaign spending by the party's presidential nominee. The proposal was an attempt to avoid a repetition of the Watergate scandal that resulted in part from the financing of a Republican intelligence gathering program during the 1972 cam- paign. The committee was estab- lished at the 1972 Republican national convention to study such proposals and make rec- ommendations to the full Re- publican national committee which meets in March to vote on whether to accept the recommendations. A proposal to enlarge the national committee by adding 11 persons representing women, blacks, ethnic groups and elected officials originally was defeated, then adopted on a second vote. William Steiger, chairman of the committee, said its work "is only one part of what needs to be done to overcome Watergate and effects of the 1974 elections." roleum administration bill. Accidents kill 41 THE CANADIAN PRESS Eight children who died in two house fires, one on Ma- nitoulin Island in Ontario and one near St. Donat, Que., were among at least 41 persons who died accidentally in Canada during the weekend. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed 27 traffic fatal- ities, 10 fire deaths, two per- sons believed to have been asphyxiated, one drowning and a death in a fall from a balcony The traffic fatalities, com- bined with 34 during the week, bring the unofficial fatality count to in Canada this year. Those who died in traffic through the week were among 63 perso'ns killed in highway accidents in Canada during Safe Driving 1 to 7. THEY GAVE 'Ford's efforts could result increased world oil price' ITIERLE noRmfln COSITIETIC BOUTIQUE College Mall Phone 328-1 525 Following is a list of those who have contributed to the Cup of Milk Fund. Anonymous 2 00 Anonymous 2 00 Kaun and Jody Fichten, Elkford 2 00 Tern-Lee and Todd Rayman Fer- nie 2 00 Mary Kovach, Hillcrest 2 00 Concerned couple, Pmcher Creek 2 00 Gaetanne and Caroline Linders. Lethbridge 4 00 J Herrewynen, Lethbridge 5 00 Anonymous 5 oo Mrs Mary E Gilbert. Lethbridge 5 00 Mys Joyce Langford 500 E Smoker, Lethbndge 500 K A Maclure, Nanaimo 5 00 Anonymous 5 00 Anonymous 5 00 Mrs Phoebe Smith, Lethbndge 5 00 Pearl Nilsson, Lethbndge 500 Mice Hewitt. Coleman 5 00 W K Bateman Bow Island 500 G .1 Bonette. Taber 5 00 In memory of Pepe 5 00 Lomond Goodwill Service Club, Lomond 5 00 Ncta Penner, Lethbridge 500 Fort Whoop-Up Ladies Club 10 00 Anonymous. Lethbridge 1000 William Park 1000 Lillian MrNair, Lethbridge 1000 Edgar Hmman. Lethbndge 10 00 Mrs Mona Wells. Lethbridge 1000 Anonymous 10 00 The Bridge Club. Pmcher Creek 10 00 Castleview Chapter No 21, Pmcher Creek 10 00 Bow Island Women's Institute, Bow Island 10 00 Mr and Mrs L B Williams. Bow Island .1000 Catholic Women s League. Foremost 10 00 Fortmghth Club, Fort Macleod 1000 Williams Family. Granum 1000 Mr and Mrs B J Evenson Lethbridge 20 00 Mr and Mrs A Markland, Fer- me 20 00 The Hemens. Picture Butte 20 00 Hector G Rose Granum 20 00 Mr and Mrs II A Madill, Lethbridge 25 00 Henry, Marlene and Michael Bath, Ferme 25 00 Eric and Helen Wilkms Taber 25 00 Tabor Lady Lions Club. Taber 25.00 Kittle B Kent, Lethbridge 25 00 Mr and Mrs Gerald Klassen, Coaldale 100 00 Remington Construction Company Ltd Cardston 300 00 New York Times Service SAN FRANCISCO Ex- ecutives of major inter- national oil companies con- tend that the Fnrd ad- ministration's campaign to drive down world oil prices cannot succeed and could even lead to price increases. In interviews, the ex- ecutives criticized the ad- ministration for creating what they described as an at- mosphere of confrontation with the Persian Gulf oil states, notably the two biggest producers, Saudi Arabia and Iran, both political allies of the United States. At the same time, some ex- ecutives argued that Presi- dent Ford should privately take a harder line with the Shah of Iran and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, telling both that the United States would be unable to go on selling them arms and covering them with its "nuclear umbrella" unless they reduce oil prices. Senior executives of several big international companies interviewed in recent days share with Harold J. Haynes, chairman of Standard Oil of California, the view that reduced consumption and im- portation of oil into this country will lead not to lower prices but to cutbacks in production abroad and perhaps price increases. The foreign producers' cartel, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is "strong and closely Haynes said in an interview. "They can cut production by 20 per cent at no great economic effect on their well-being." Haynes and other oilmen also say that the producers could raise prices to offset production cutbacks and the oil importing nations would have no choice but to pay. As for predictions by Treasury Secretary William E. Simon that a break in world oil prices is only a question of time, Haynes disagreed and said- "I don't think the con- suming countries should be in the position of pressuring prices. We don't want an at- mosphere of confrontation. We need to start working in an atmosphere of co-operation." Total Total to date 84100 58 THOMAS ORGANS AT PRUEGGERS 530 5th Street South "LARGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM Phone 329-3151 ;