Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, February 11, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 CUPE talks about renegotiating hospital contracts CALGARY (CP) Provincial hospital workers in the Canadian Union of Public Employees will seek renegotiation of their current two year salary contracts because of high inflation, Art Roberts, Calgary local CUPE representative, said at the weekend. "We are going to ask every hospital organized under CUPE to write to their administration asking to reopen their agreements to look at the wage schedule, Mr. Roberts said in an interview. CUPE also will ask the Alberta Hospital Association, which represents 35 provincial hospital .boards, to look into the wage agreements. About workers in 40 provincial hospitals are under two year contracts not due to end until March 31, 1975, he said. The contracts provided for a week basic minimum for hospital lay staff including clerical and kitchen staff, maintenance workers and ward aids. "Since we signed the agreement, the cost of living has jumped 18 per cent in food alone and gone up by 11 per cent over all. We had no idea the cost of living would jump so much." A cost of living index should be included in the wage schedule to compensate workers for increases, he said. "The call for reopening wage talks must come from all the hospitals under Mr. Roberts said adding that the Calgary General Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital and Rockyview Hospital, both in Calgary, and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton negotiated separate contracts through the union. These hospitals as well as those represented by the AHA will be asked to reopen contracts, he said. A spokesman for the Alberta Hospital Association said the association had no official notification from CUPE about reopening the agreements. The AHA board of directors would make a decision when the request was received. These people make kidnapping a way of life Higher milk prices seen OTTAWA (CP) Canada's milk consumers are facing a further increase in milk prices because dairymen cannot survive at current income levels, provincial agriculture ministers said yesterday. The agriculture ministers, at a meeting with federal Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan, say if the country's dairy industry is to survive and expand production to serve growing demand, producers must receive a price increase. "And a major portion of that increase must come from the the ministers said in a prepared statement. Mr. Whelan and his provincial counterparts agreed that if higher milk and dairy product prices pose social problems to low income groups and pensioners, these should be handled with policies and programs and not left to harm the interests of the dairy fanners. The announcement followed information provided to the ministers that dairy farmers are reducing production, and in some cases leaving the business, because income levels are too low. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge......47 38 Pincher Creek... 47 35 Medicine Hat 43 33 Edmonton...... 40 26 Grande Prairie 43 32 Banff........... 42 30 Calgary......... 46 29 Victoria........ 42 32 Penticton....... 41 37 Kamloops....... 34 30 Vancouver...... 41 35 Saskatoon....... 35 21 Regina 31 15 Winnipeg.......10 -2 .02 Toronto......... 27 14 .10 Ottawa......... 22 16 .15 Montreal 19 17 .02 St. John's....... 23 10 .03 Halifax......... 22 12 Charlottetown 13 3 Fredericton.....20 1 Chicago 32 5 .12 New York......28 22 Miami.......... 64 Los Angeles.....72 48 Las Vegas......76 39 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Variable cloudiness today, brisk west winds, highs near 45. Lows near 30. Tuesday, mainly cloudy, highs near 40. Calgary A few cloudy periods today, highs 25 to 35. Lows 20-30. Tuesday, mainly cloudy, highs 30-40. Columbia Kootenay Today, sunny periods in the east Kootenay district this morning, otherwise cloudy. .Occasional snow in the Columbia district this evening and overnight. Tuesday, mainly cloudy with snowflurries. Highs today 35 to 40. Lows tonight in the 20s. Highs Tuesday in the mid and lower 30s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair and mild today. Increasing cloudiness west tonight and all sections Tuesday. Cooler Tuesday. Gusty southwest winds along east slopes both days. Highs today 45 to 55. Lows tonight 15 to 30. Highs Tuesday 35 to 50. West of Continents] Divide Fair today. Increasing cloudiness tonight and Tuesday with scattered showers mostly north. Highs both days 35 to 45. Low tonight 20s. THRIFTY RITCHIE STOCK WATERERS Electric heated waterers for cattle, hogs and sheep. Most sizes available at 1973 prices. aft AO-EXPO, to vWt our display Maicli 5fh thru Marcfi 9th- GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Highway-Box 1202 329-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. AH highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry. Banff Jasper highway has light drifting and occasional slippery areas. Potts of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alber- opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Cotrtts open 24 boors; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 bota5; Porthill Rykerts7 a.m. ratal 11 p.m.; Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Roir-wiDe 7 a.m. to 11 p.rau Logan Pass. (Cnada Gutem tarn moved awr earlier C wfcea Mwtaaa tfayHgkt time.) NEW YORK (AP) They are merchants of death, bartering life for political purpose. They have made kidnapping and murder a way of life in much of the world, particularly in Latin America. They steal people to advance their aims. It is a deadly serious business. Their victims are the well-known while they remain nameless shadows in the crowd. They claim they are liberating the oppressed in whose name they hijack, kidnap, steal and slay. In Uruguay they were the Tupamaros, named after an Inca chief who fought the Spanish in Peru. In Argentina they are the People's Revolutionary Army. In Guatemala they are the Rebel Armed Forces, leftists, and La Mano Blanca-White Hand-rightists. In Canada they were the Quebec Liberation Front, separatists who choked Labor Minister Pierre taporte to death with the chain of his religious medal. In the Middle East they are Black September. And in the United States they are the Symbionese Liberation Army, SLA which Monday kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst in California and held her as a "political prisoner." The techniques of the SLA are those of urban guerrilla groups elsewhere in, the world. Their communications speak of the "court of the "combat units" and "corporate enemies." This is the language of the urban guerrillas who live by holdups and ransom. Sometimes they demand money in exchange for the kidnapped, sometimes release of political prisoners. Sometimes they kill, sometimes not. Sometimes the demands are met, sometimes not. Diogenes Carvalho de Oliveira, one of five Brazilian guerrillas released from jail in 1970 to exile in Mexico in return for the release of a kidnapped Japanese diplomat, described how an urban guerrilla lives in Brazil. He usually lives alone in a small apartment in a low class neighborhood, his rent is paid by his organization. He eats in restaurants, robs 'banks by day or assaults military installations by night. Money from the robberies is used to buy arms and cars. "Urban guerrillas need lots of Carvalho said. That they do. Any number of them have been wrecked or shot up in the many kidnappings of diplomats in Latin America. Profit seems to have been the major motive then. Life in the underground, urban guerrilla groups say, is expensive. The >record in Argentina to get someone unkidnapped is a, ransom paid this year exceeding million. Often it is a waiting game, the victim uncertain if his next breath will be his last, his family tantalized with little personal tidbits, such as a driver's licence, or, in Miss Hearst's case, an oil credit card, as proof that a communique about a hostage is authentic HOW MANY? A whole Box Car Full MLSON MANUFACTURINC A Subsidiary of McGraw-Edison of Canada Limited GUELPH ONTARIO CANADA WHO BY? WHERE? Corner 2nd Ave.S 4th St. S. WHEN? TUBS., Wed., Thurs.. Fit, Sat February 12-13-14-15-16 SIZES 12 cu. ft., 15 cu. ft., 20 cu. ft 23 cu. ft.