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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 19, 1974 WATERGATE JURY DELIBERATION LIKELY TO START BOXING DAY WASHINGTON (AP) The Watergate cover-up trial is nearing its end as oppos- ing lawyers prepare final arguments, the last step before the case goes to the jury. Chief prosecutor James Neal was to make his summary today, after defence lawyers had questioned Kenneth Parkin- son, last of the five defendants to testify. Parkinson, former White House aides H. R Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, ex- attorney general John Mitchell and former assistant attorney general Robert Mardian are charged with conspiring to obstruct the investigation of the Watergate break-in. Parkinson testified Wednesday that of- ficials of Richard Nixon's re-election com- mittee, particularly Mardian and Mit- chell, didn't tell him all they knew about the Watergate break-in when he was representing the re-election committee in civil suits stemming from the break-in. After Neal finishes the prosecution sum- mation, each of the five defence lawyers will address the jury of nine women and three men which has been quartered in a downtown Washington hotel since the trial began Oct. 11. Then Neal will get a final chance to. rebut the defence arguments. The final arguments are expected to be completed on Monday. U.S. District Judge John Sirica has said he will give the jury Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off, which means jury deliberations probably will begin on Thursday, Dec. 26. NDP humbug slows Ottawa pay increase Controversial decisions mark 29th UN record UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) The General Assembly has wound up a three-month session which observers agree marked a watershed in the life of the 29- year-old United Nations. Controversial decisions, in- cluding the suspension of South Africa and the ac- cording of extraordinary privileges to the Palestine Liberation Organization, were regarded by most developing countries as signs the United Nations finally had come of age But critics, spearheaded by the United States, warned that the assembly, as well as some other UN organs, were in dan- ger. Layoffs deepen U.S. economic woe DETROIT (AP) Distress signals were flying almost ev- erywhere as the United States economy prepared for the new year, with more un- employment, a lower personal income average and the balance of payments position deteriorating. Worst news came from Gen- eral Motors, one of the world's largest industries, which will send more than a quarter of its hourly workforce to the in- dustrial sidelines next month. The cuts at GM, and reports of similar moves at other recession-plagued car com- panies in the United States, boosted auto industry layoffs toward historic proportions. Other economic indicators Wednesday included a govern- ment report that per- sons began filing new claims for unemployment insurance. The claims, representing an increase of over the previous week, were in addi- tion to persons already receiving jobless benefits during the last week in November. With more persons out of work, over-all personal in- come declined two-tenths of one per cent during BRIDGE RUG _ DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL November, or billion at an annual rate, according to the commerce department The department also said in- dustrial payrolls fell 2.5 per cent last month, representing a billion drop at an annual rate. The government also an- nounced that the U.S. balance of payments in the third quar- ter suffered the second largest deficit ever, largely as a result of the high costs of foreign oil The deficit of billion compared with billion for the second quarter and an all-time high of billion in the first quarter of 1972 With the unemployment at 6 5 per cent with about 6 million workers idle, Congress sent President Ford emergency legislation to create public service jobs. The billion bill also expands unemployment benefits for millions of per- sons not currently entitled to such aid. The government's latest estimate of U.S unemploy- ment is for 7.5 per cent next year. But a group of economists predicted Wednes- day that U.S unemployment will hit eight per cent by the end of 1975. The economists, the Organ- ization for Economic Co-oper- ation and Development, pre- dicted spiraling inflation, growing unemployment and more payments deficits in Western Europe and the U S The confrontation between the developed and developing countries, which loomed over a special session last spring on economic problems, flared into the open in the closing weeks of the assembly, which ended Wednesday night. U S. Ambassador John Scali warned that people in his country, which pays 25 per cent of the UN an- nual budget, were becoming disenchanted with the "tyranny of the majority" and the ramming through of "unenforceable, one-sided resolutions." The developing bloc, the Arab and the Communist states argued that their parliamentary control of the assembly only mirrored the revolutionary changes which had occurred since the UN was founded by 51 largely in- dustrialized, and frequently colonial, countries at the end of the Second World War. POWER FLEXED It also reflected, they said, the new but vast economic power accruing to the states blessed with vital resources, especially oil. In what some observers called "the year of the the Arabic language was used as an official language for the first time It was also the first time a speech was delivered in the assembly in Hebrew, by Is- raeli Foreign Minister Yigal Alion. Holiday thi> modacryk wig fibre from Monsinto Just 2 of the many wigs available at nriERLE noRmnn cosmETic BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfjmes College Mall Phone 328-1525 OTTAWA (CP) Having dropped a momumental Christmas humbug into the Commons, the New Democratic Party made it clear Wednesday that only a cost-of-living salary increase will gain their co-operation in passing a bill that originally proposed 50-per-cent pay increases for MPs and senators. NDP parliamentary leader Ed Broadbent, outside the House, said the government, which is reviewing its position, must "move rather significantly away from that 50-per-cent figure." He told reporters his party might support an increase that catches up with increases in the cost of living since the last raise, in 1971. But that is estimated to be between 25 and 30 per cent, which, if MPs got an im- mediate raise to bridge the gap, would boost their annual salaries and tax-free expenses to a total of from the present The govern- ment had proposed, in a bill introduced Monday, to boost it to Senators, under the propos- ed legislation were to get '000 in pay and benefits, up from the present Under the NDP suggestion, they would get a total of about There had been vague hopes that the bill might be approv- ed before the Christmas recess, but the 16 NDP members in the 264-seat Com- mons vowed to fight every step of the way, virtually eliminating any possibility of early passage. This, combined with a grow- ing public outcry against the proposal, has forced the government to have another look at the situation. Government House leader Mitchell Sharp told the Com- mons that after a meeting with other party spokesmen, including Mr. Broadbent and Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield, the bill would be sidelined for the time being. Mr. Broadbent said there still was a slim possibility that an increase could be approved before the House ad- journs for its Christmas to begin only if the government co-operated. The government's main argument had been that a large increase in MPs' salaries was necessary to cover the period between their last increase and the end of the present Parliament, ex- pected in 1978 or 1979. Mr. Sharp said that the 50-percent increase, spread out over the full period, amounted to less than six per cent a year, less than other workers had been getting. The fact that the govern- ment backed down was view- ed as only a lull in the storm, a respite that would end today when Justice Minister Otto Lang introduces a bill that would increase federally- appointed judges' salaries by as much as 72 per cent. News In brief Navigation error blamed COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) The crash of a Dutch DC-8 charter jet liner that killed all 191 persons aboard earlier this month was due to a naviga- tional error by the pilot, a magistrate's inquiry ruled Wednesday. The government inquiry is still proceeding. The Martinair jetliner was carrying 182 Indonesian Mos- lems on a religious pilgrimage to Mecca when it crashed Dec.4. Seven Dutch and two Indonesian crew members were among the victims. The aircraft crashed into a mountain 14 miles from Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike Air- port Bombers sought as peace offered Space controllers link-up From AP-Reuter BRISTOL, England (CP) Police put three more persons on the wanted list today after bombs exploded on the busiest street in this city in south- western England, injuring about 10 persons. Police issued descriptions of the three and said they were wanted for questioning. Two bombs went off minutes apart about 8 p.m. Wednesday in Park Street, near Bristol University. Twenty-four hours earlier three bombs exploded outside telephone exchanges in central London, killing one telephone operator and injur- ing five other people. Meanwhile, a group of Protestant church leaders handed a peace plan to Merlyn Rees, Britain's minister for Northern Ireland. One of the leaders, Rev. Ian Paisley, said it called for a ceasefire, release of suspected terrorists held without trial and the eventual withdrawal of British troops. The church leaders presented the plan to the IRA at a secret meeting in the Irish Republic last month, but the initial IRA response was negative. In London, the British government announced today it would pay more than compensation to relatives of 13 men killed by british troops during the "bloody Sunday" riots in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in January, 1972. HOUSTON (AP) American and Soviet space controllers hooked the two countries' control centres together for the first time Wednesday in preparation for a joint space mission. The control centre here was linked with the Soviet control centre north of Moscow. Half a world apart, the controllers will start simulating missions Friday. The simulation is part of the preparation for the first manned international space mission, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Several Russians are at the centre here and several American flight controllers are at the Soviet centre. Aide-de-camp appointed OTTAWA (CP) Capt. Neil MacNeil, 26, has been named aide-de-camp to Gov.- Gen Jules Leger, Govern- ment House announced Wednesday Born in Sydney, N S. and a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, Mr. MacNeil joined the armed forces in 1970 and spent the last year as a harbor control watch officer in Halifax He replaces Capt. John Bod- ien who has returned to civilian life. UN employees get pay boost Consumer group hails competition policy UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. The General Assembly approved a six-per- cent pay increase for UN employees Wednesday night over the opposition of the United States, the Soviet Union and France. The assembly adopted the measure by a vote of 90 to 21 with 20 abstentions. U.S. dele- gate Clarence Ferguson said the cost of the total program would amount to million a year. The pay hikes benefit international civil servants of the UN and its specialized agencies to make up losses from inflation and devaluation. Their last increase was for eight per cent in mid-1971. Montreal airport operations resume MONTREAL ations at Montreal Inter- national airport returned to near normal today despite a strike by maintenance workers who have been off the job since midnight Tuesday night. An airport official said departures and arrivals were at the discretion of individual airlines and an Air Canada spokesman said the airline would attempt to go ahead with regular flights unless conditions deteriorated. The airport spokesman de- scribed runway conditions as "very bad" but said the air- lines were trying to follow schedules. The airport was closed down following the walkout because of unfavorable ice and snow conditions on the runways. Meanwhile, maintenance workers at three area airports voted Wednesday to continue the strike and called on their counterparts across Canada to leave their jobs By late Wednesday only workers at Edmonton Inter- national Airport had indicated support when 25 day shift employees staged a study session. OTTAWA (CP> The Senate banking committee heard words of praise for the government's proposed business competition policy Wednesday, a sharp contrast after the long list of cor- porate grumblers who have testified over the last several weeks. The Consumers' Association of Canada said it "welcomes very much the general thrust" of the proposed first-stage amendments to the Combines Investigation Act. It urged that stage two of the competi- tion policy, dealing with mergers and monopolies, be brought in quickly by the government. David McQueen, an economist representing the CAC, said some of the briefs presented earlier by cor- porate counsel "would not leave much of substance in the existing combines act, let alone the proposed one." He urged committee chair- man Salter Hayden to pay at- tention to "broader considera- tions of the national interest." The amendments proposed to the Combines Act in the current bill are aimed at strengthening its provisions for protecting consumers and small businessmen against unfair or misleading trade practices by larger cor- porations. The bill will go before a Commons committee early in the new year, but the Senate committee is holding sessions to consider the principles in the bill. Jacob Ziegel, a lawyer ap- pearing for the CAC, said the association also welcomes the extended jurisdiction propos- ed for the Federal Court of Canada. It will be the court that reviews decisions of the trade practices commission, a point that has caused great criticism from corporate critics. U.S. inine workers to vote WASHINGTON (AP) Striking mine construction workers who have kept nearly half the United States soft- coal miners away from their jobs will vote Saturday on a tentative contract already approved by negotiators and a union bargaining council. A spokesman for the United Mine Workers said the ten- tative contract was approved by union negotiators and the industry Wednesday night and then endorsed by the union bargaining council Terms of the contract, cov- ering mine construction workers, were not announced Wildlife rebate suggested Rail fuss unresolved VANCOUVER (CP) Discussions on the appoint- ment of an industrial inquiry commissioner for the 27-day British Columbia Railway strike are to resume today Negotiations between B.C Rail and representatives of 550 striking shopcraft workers were adjourned earlier today until 11 a.m. PST after union officials refused to accept their own proposal, a com- pany spokesman said. EDMONTON (CP) The 'ilberta Fish and Game Association is asking the provincial government to pay farmers to leave marginal land undisturbed to expand the habitat for wildlife. The Association's executive met Wednesday with members of the Alberta cabinet to express their views The association said land owners have the right to use land as they wish but it added that ways must be found to make owners concerned about wildlife habitat. The association proposed the funds be transferred to farmers who preserve part of their land for wildlife through the local taxing authority as a tas rebate or credit Acreage and actual benefit to habitat would be the criteria in deter- mining payment The association said the program might also slow "the unwarranted subdivision of. agricultural land University status continues THEY GAVE NELSON, B.C. (CP) Notre Dame University will continue to be a degree granting institution as an out- let of a public university. Education Minister Eileen Daily announced Wednesday The Minister said the West Kootenay university would offer programs through one or more of the province's three coastal universities Univer- sity of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and University of Victoria. Mrs. Daily said it is ex- pected the transition from private university to off campus outlet will be com- pleted by July 1, 1976 Following is a list of those who have contributed to the Cup of Milk Fund Anonymous 100 Kathleen May Flynn age 3, Lethbridge 100 Mr and Mrs J A Johnson, Ciaresholm 2 00 In memory of Leanna Heusdens 2 00 Cardston 2 00 Jody Berge 19 months, Taber 2 00 Tammy and Michael Scott Kuhn, Foremost 3 00 Laura, Gayle Brian and Wendy Sterenbeig 400 Mr and Meromuk 4 00 Mr and John Sauer and Paul, Iron Springs 5 00 Just a Fi lend 5 00 Anonym ms 5 00 Room 104 St Paul's School, Lethbndge 5 00 T F Lightbound Blairmore 500 In memory of W E T Calgary 5 00 Anonymous 5 00 A Friend Raymond S 00 Anonymous 5 00 Anonymous 5 00 Marion Rauhala Barons 5 00 Mrs Elizabeth Petrs, Taber 5 00 Glenroy L West, Cardston 5 00 Sally Kendall 5 00 Lynn Cannady and family, Taber 5 00 Mr and Mrs D L Murphy, Lethbndge 5 00 Anonymous, Nobleford 5 00 Laveda Hague Lethbridge 5 00 L Bach Ciaresholm 500 Janice Warren and Brian Duncan, Lomond 5 00 Mrs Ellen DeMaere. Ciaresholm 5 00 Koreen Green, Lethbndge 5 00 Herman Daniels Fairview Sub- division 5 00 Potter Family, Lethbridge 5 00 Mr and Mrs Boris Koreshenkov, Lethbndge 5 00 Neighborhood Coffee Group 6 00 Anonymous 10 00 Anonymous 10 00 Jacqueline Lidgren, Lethbridge 5 00 Mary Thompson, Lethbridge 5 00 Sandra Garry and Gerry Jr Lethbndge 5 00 Mrs Fnda Bachman Warner 5 OC In memory of Leanna Heusdens 5 00 Mr and Mrs John Onda, Warner 5 00 Mr and Mrs R David Greg Cindy and Marc Pincher Creek 5 00 Anonymous 5 00 I. H 500 In memory of Leanna Heusdens 5 00 In memory of Little four-year old Leanna from Grandma Eileen 5 OC Coaldale 10 00 R M Homulos, Edmonton 1000 Michael Robbie Taje, Coleman 10 00 Crowsnest Pass Hobby Supplies, Blair- more 10 00 Anonymous 10 00 Mrs Margaret Truyaert, Barnwell 10 00 Anna Gangur ethbridge 10 00 Mr and Mrs Chris Deurloo, Granum 10 00 In memory of Leanna Heusdens, from Steve and HMen Gresl, Hillcrest Mines 10 00 Maureen and Joe Quintilio, Bellevue 10 00 Violet S H Tanner. Cardston 10 00 In lieu of cards Earl and Kathleen Jensen 10 00 Art and Lydia Hunt 10 00 St Anne s Women's League of Canada, Enchant 10 00 Otto and Ann Cameron, Pincher Creek 10 00 In memory of Mr and Mrs David Gaetz 10 00 T Maas, Fort Macleod 10 00 Joe and Grace Lees, Pincher Creek 10 00 Anonymous 10 00 Al Simons family 10 00 North Pnscilla Club Carmangay 10 00 Mr and Mrs W G Stuckey, Pincher Creek 10 00 From Raymond 10 00 Anna Czech, Raymond 10 00 T J Telford, Pincher Creek 10 00 Donald R Thurlow, Lethbndge 10 00 Vic and Irene Shippobotham, Lethbridge 10 00 DaviH DanipU 1000 L C Purkis family 1100 In memory of Leanna Heusdens from St Anne's Sewing Group Blair- moie 1200 Anonymous 15 00 Mrs A Webster, Ferme, B C 15 00 In memory of Leanna Heusdens, the Hillcrest Whist Group 18 00 Jean and John and girls 20 00 In memory of Robert Lawson 20 00 The Gieskc family, Lethbndge 20 00 In memory of Mr George M Campbell 20 00 From the Paoworth family, In lieu of Christmas cards 20 00 The North family 20 00 Ed Wong family, Taber 20 00 Art s Auto Body Bow Island 20 00 John Daykm 20 00 Frank Klassen, Coaldale 22 00 A Friend, New Dayton 25 00 Mrs E Helm 2500 A C P Lethbridge 25 00 A well wisher, Lethbridge 25 00 Dr R Bennett 2500 Mr and Mrs D K Walker 25 00 Letter Carriers Union 38 Post Office Walk 54, Lethbridge 25 00 John Vanee, Fort Macleod 25 00 Hilda and Dick Hughes. Senior Citizens 25 00 Anonymous Lethbridge 26 50 Canadian Girls in Training, Taber 30 00 Lisa and Sherman Gunther 35 50 Lethbndge Lodge No 579, Vssa Order of America. Lethbndge 50 00 Mr and Mrs R F Duffield, Pincher Creek 50 00 Ladies Auxiliary to the Original Pen- sioners and Senior Ine Gait Manor, Mrs L Kooerts, Lethbndge 50 00 Anonymous 50 00 F H Glass and family, Coaldale 50 00 Weldon J Graham Vulcan 50 00 Anonymous 50 00 J A Damelson 10000 Taber Central School Students 107 88 Anonymous 11500 Lakeview School Students 204 37 From the Nieboer family. Nobleford 500 00 Total S 25 Total to date 50 THOMAS ORGANS AT PRUEGGERS 530 5th Street South "LARGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM Phone 329-3151 NEW YEAR A great time of year to sit back and naflurt nn thp good times. A great excuse to re-new old acquaintances. Make new ones. If you're thinking of New Year's resolutions, put this one at the top of your list. Call Holiday Inn, now. 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