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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuosday, December News In brief 'Syrians overtanked' THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Israeli military com- mand said today a United Nations inspection team con- firms that Syria has more tanks than allowed on the Golan Heights. Israel complained to the UN force policing the truce line that Syria had 90 tanks along the front rather than the 75 permitted in the troop separa- tion pact worked out last May by State Secretary Henry Kissinger of the United States. Communists take Viet town SAIGON (AP) Com- munist forces have taken a se- cond district town in their current offensive and govern- ment casualties have risen to nearly in the last 12 days, the South Vietnamese com- mand reported today. It said the garrison in the Mekong Delta town of Hung Long, 115 miles southwest of Saigon, fled Monday night after a three-hour shelling and infantry assault. Britain cuts defence funds LONDON (AP) The House of Commons approved Monday night the Labor government's plans to cut defence spending by million in 1975-76. The vote was 316 to 256. The government also defeated an opposition motion by Laborites who contended the defence budget should be cut more. The active military force is to be reduced by to About civilian jobs will be eliminated. One sextuplet left SAX JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joiene Rene, lone survivor ol the Lange sextuplets, is "progressing well" and dis- playing only mild respiratory problems, doctors said today Her younger brothers, Jason and Brian, died Monday of hyaline membrane disease, a disorder common to premature infants in which the lungs cannot absorb suf- ficient oxygen. Boston schools reopen BOSTON (AP) Elemen- tary and middle schools in South Boston, closed since an out-break of racial violence at South Boston High last Wednesday, reopened quietly today, school officials said. But South Boston High, where a white pupil was stabbed by a black pupil and about whites battled police outside the building, will remain closed in- definitely, as will Roxbury High. Pattv inherits fortune NEW YORK (Reuter) The late Milhcent Hearst, wife of the late publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst sr., left her fugitive granddaughter, Patty, part of her fortune, it was disclosed today when Mrs. Hearst's will was filed Deaths By The CANADIAN PRESS Chicago Matthew Danaher. 47, longtime political protege of Mayor Richard Daley, of natural causes Salem, West Ger- BRIDGE RUG FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL for probate in court here. The will, dated April 27, 1972, and seven subsequent ad- ditions direct that the missing heiress is to share with her father, Randolph Hearst, and other family members in a trust fund made up of almost one-third of the estate. Hahn, 88, founder of Gordonstown School, one of Europe's most exclusive schools, after a long illness. Ivers Lynch, 74, city editor of The Journal for 14 years and former president of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. New Westminster, B.C. Julius Erdelyi, 60, inter- nationally recognized teacher of the retarded. Holiday NYLON TRICOT GOWN and COMPANION NYLON FLEECE EMPIRE WRAP ROBE ITIERLE noRmm COSmETIC BOUTIQUE Wigs Perfumes v College Mall Phone 328-1525 j MP's salary hike: the agony and the ecstasy OTTAWA (CP) Members of Parliament are expected to overcome the twin handicaps of public opposition and their own embarrassment to vote, themselves a SO per cent pay raise in a Commons salary debate that starts today. Legislation to increase their pay and tax-free expense allowances to from and raise the pay and allowances of Senators to from is not ex- pected to encounter serious oppositon as it goes straight to the top of the Liberal governent's list of legislative priorities. The pay proposal, introduc- ed in the Commons Monday by Government House Leader Mitchell Sharp who said he found the step awkward and distasteful, would add million-a-year to the million annual cost of paying the country's 264 MPs and 93 senators. So the members will not have to go through the ex- perience again, the bill would make such increases automatic at the beginning of each new Parlia- every four them to the Christmas already? Without snow, it takes a lot of lights to convince us it's nearly Christmas, and even the lights, such as these shot by photographer Bill Groenen on 13th Street N., seem out of place with the balmy temperatures and bare ground. Things are going to cool down a little, says the weatherman, but winter is still being held at bay, at least for the next few days. Sirica aiming for quick end to cover-up trial Parliamentary extras OTTAWA (CP) Besides their salaries and tax-free ex- pense allowances, MPs enjoy a wide range of benefits designed to improve their effectiveness and make life easier. These range from free mailing privileges and telephone calls to inexpensive meals, cheap haircuts and travel privileges. All MPs are issued passes that entitle them to unlimited free coach-class rail travel anywhere in the country. They pay for extras such as sleeping accommodation and meals. They are also entitled to 52 round-trip air passes annually, enough for once-weekly trips to their constituencies, and 10 of the passes can be used to travel anywhere in the country and six are transferable to spouses. The mailing privileges allow MPs to mail unlimited quan- tities of first-class mail free, and they are entitled to four general mailings annually to all households in their con- stituency. In addition, they get free printing and copying services, their telephone privileges allow them to make unlimited toll-free calls from their offices, and they are issued credit cards for calls when they are outside Ottawa. RCMP drug bust nets 33 suspects WASHINGTON (AP) De- termined to speed things up, District Judge John Sirica sought to put a quick end to- day to the cross-examination of defendant Robert Mardian at the Watergate cover-up trial. Sirica told assistant prose- cutor Jill Wine Volner Mon- day she would have only an hour today to conclude her questioning of Mardian. The judge said Kenneth Parkinson, the last of the de- fendants, would begin presenting his case this after- noon but a pre-Christmas ver- dict is unlikely. Mardian, Parkinson, John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice. All but Mardian also are accused of obstructing justice and there are perjury charges against Mitchell, Ehrlichman and Haldeman. Mardian, a former assistant attorney-general under Mitchell, reacted angrily to some of Mrs. Volner's questions. Pressed whether Mitchell was present when Mardian learned that the June 17, 1972, Watergate burglary was the second entry into Democratic headquarters, Mardian said: "Mrs. Volner, I don't know how your mind works. I know how my mind works. I can't recall what did. I can recall what I didn I do." When the prosecutor sug- gested that Mardian express- ed shock at learning the burglary involved re-election committee employees because he worried about the effect on Richard Nixon's re- election, Mardian said: "I can tell you, I was utterly shocked by the White House horrors that were dumped on me that day. To say I wasn't concerned about its effect on the campaign would be ridicu- lous." NELSON, B.C. (CP) Thirty-three persons were in custody and another 19 still were being sought Monday as RCMP throughout southeastern British Colum- bia continued a weekend drug round-up. The warrants detailing 61 charges against 52 persons were issued as a result of a one-man undercover opera- tion between Aug. 9 and Dec. 2. An RCMP spokesman at Nelson said it was the biggest drug round-up in the history of the area. He said a young, un- named constable travelled hundreds of miles during the operation, buying drugs with a street value of Evidence against Sirhan says D.A. LOS ANGELES (AP) The evidence that Sirhan Sirhan acted alone in killing Robert Kennedy is "absolutely over- U.S. District At- torney Joseph Busch said Monday. Speculation about a con- spiracy, extra bullets and a second gun is unfounded, Busch told reporters in dis- puting allegations made Sun- day in New York by Allard Lowenstein, a former New York Democratic congressman, that Sirhan did not kill Kennedy. "This case is absolutely Busch said. "It's not just to a reasonable doubt. I couldn't think of a stronger case." Sirhan is serving a life sen- tence at San Quentin prison for killing Kennedy on June 5, 1968, in a Los Angeles hotel after the senator's victory in the California Democratic presidential primary. Busch said the case appar- ently is destined to be period- ically revived because "peo- ple find it so difficult to accept a senseless act by one individ- ual." He said he saw nothing new in Lowenstein's allegations. They contend that 10 bullets in all were fired while Sirhan's gun held only eight, that there is an apparent ballistics difference in the bullets found in Senator Kennedy's neck and William Weisel's stomach and that Kennedy was shot at close range while witnesses placed Sirhan from two to 10 feet away. Most of the charges involv- ed trafficking in cocaine, hashish, marijuana and the chemicals MDA and LSD. Two persons were charged with possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking. Of those already arrested, 15 were charged at Nelson, nine at Cranbrook, five at 'Trail, three at Castlegar and one at Fernie. Charged in Cranbrook were John Peter Scott, 26, Robert Lawrence Hunter, 18, Richard James Marshall, 23 and Erin Donelle Teneyck, 18, all of Cranbrook and all facing charges of trafficking in hashish. All were released on bail with preliminary hearings set for Dec. 23. Charged in Fernie was James Lozza, 19, of Fernie. Released on bail, he will appear at a preliminary hear- ing Dec. 20 on a charge of traf- ficking in a narcotic. ICBC ups payments VANCOUVER (CP> The Insurance Corp. of British Columbia will raise to from its hourly payment to auto body shops. composite index of industrial wages. Besides the big jump in the basic MPs pay, the first since 1970, the bill also includes additional increases -for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, his 28-member cabinet, Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield, other op- position party leaders, the Commons and Senate Speakers and a host of lesser elected officials with extra duties. Specifically, the proposal would increase the basic pay of MPs' and senators to from In addition, MPs would receive in most ridings in tax- free expense allowances (the amount is higher in some remote an increase from Expense allowances for senators would be increased to from On top of the basic increase, Mr. Trudeau would receive an increase to from in his prime ministerial salary, increasing his total pay and allowances to from The 28 members of his cabi- net would receive an increase in cabinet pay to year from bringing the total pay and allowances for ministers up to from Mr. Stanfield's pay as Op- position leader would be increased to from keeping it in line with cabinet salaries and giving him a total pay of Leaders of other opposition parties would receive extra, up from The Commons Speakers' salary would increase to 000-a-year from and the Senate Speaker's salary would increase to from The deputy Commons Speaker would receive an increase from A salary would be set for the previously- unpaid deputy Senate Speaker. Salaries for the chief government and opposition whips would be increased to from The opposition House leader in the Commons, now unpaid, would receive on top of his pay and allowance as an MP. The government leader in the SeSate would receive a salary, up from and the Senate Op- position leader would receive up from Ad- ditional allowances would be set to give the deputy govern- ment leader in the Senate 000 a year and the deputy Sen te Opposition leader The 20 parliamentary secre-, taries to cabinet ministers would receive an increase to from annually. The move, coming when Fi- nance Minister John Turner is appealing to business and labor to show restraint in their pay and price demands, caused immediate public dis- sent but raised only a murmer of protest within Parliament. Mackenzie King lauded, lanced at symposium AUTOMATIC AUCTION Check Your Resistance WATERLOO, Ont. (CP) Mackenzie King was born 100 years ago today and one authority says the belated dis- covery of his spiritualist beliefs has resulted in the downgrading of the late prime minister's achievements. History Professor J. L. Granatstein of York Univer- sity, Toronto, who has written a new book on the former prime minister, said Monday night Canadians know that politicial positions were not made by "spirits" during the long rule of Mackenzie King. Speaking at the Mackenzie King centennial colloquium at the University of Waterloo, Prof. Granatstein predicted time will demolish any image of a passive prime minister "getting guidance from the beyond." He is author of the book Canada's War: The Politics of the Mackenzie King Govern- ment 1939-1945. Political economist James Eayrs of the University of To- ronto said he was happy that Monday night's "historical seance" did not take place on King's birthday lest strange occult happenings occur. In more serious vein, Prof. Eayrs urged that King's a period of 50 years or publish- ed in full to give a fuller pic- ture of "this incredible human being." Historian Blair Neatby of Ottawa, biographer of King, told how his attitudes chang- ed after he tackled the project 15 years ago. The biography's first volume had been started by the late McGregor Dawson. Dr. Neatby now has published a second volume and is work- ing on the third. He said he first disliked King because of the "sen- timental nonsense" in the former prime minister's diaries. "It was only gradually that it dawned on me that King was not a hypocrite; that he was not trying to deceive others but was trying to reassure himself that he had all the virtues he admired. Earlier Monday, Senator Eugene Forsey ripped into King's memory with good humor. He said he agreed to take part in the colloquium only to "prevent the spread of folklore." He said Mackenzie King had a "profound and baleful" in- fluence on the Canadian con- stitution, adding that he con- fused plebiscite with parlia- mentary government. "King sang songs about Canadian unity while conniv- ing pre- judice of Canadian Senator Forsey said. He said King had two major develop- ment of a first-class civil ser- vice and the ability to pick good men and give them a reasonably free hand. King was Liberal prime minister for a total of 22 years between 1921 and 1948. May ee ill items must be Sold -Wall to Wall! gigg 60% Off Retail Price 70% Off Retail Price 80% Off Retail Price dUP 90% Off Retail Price UNTIL ALL STOCK IS GONE! THE SEWING BASKET Contest Closes p.m. Friday, Dec. 20th Prizes to be awarded to contest winners 12 Noon, Sat., Dec. 21, 1974. College Mall Phone 328-8414 THOMAS ORGANS AT PRUEGGERS 530 5th Street South "LARGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM Phone 329-3151 ;