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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, February Mews In brief Corporale profits down OTTAWA (CP) Corpora- tion profits were down 1.4 per cent on average during the fourth quarter of 1974.com- pared with the same period a year earlier, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. Profits of. 13 of the 25 in- dustry groups were lower, 11 were higher and one was un- 19 Viels die in attack SAIGON (AP) North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attacked an army posi- tion north of Saigon and a militia post southeast of the city, killing 19 of the Manitoba Grits to pick chief WINNIPEG (CP) Manitoba Liberals, struggling to end a 17-year exile in the province's political wilderness, will choose a new leader Saturday. With nominations closing at Mint offers 25% increase OTTAWA (CP) The Royal Canadian Mint has offered its .550 striking workers a 25-per-cent wage increase in two stages, Mint Master Gordon Hunter said Guards seek clarification NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) Guards at the British Columbia Penitentiary have asked Solicitor-General Warren .Allmand to define their authority to discipline prisoners. The request came after seven guards were found guil- ty Wednesday of common assault in the forced shaving of a prisoner. Air Canada ''national scandal' VANCOUVER (CP) A British Columbia Conser- vative MP said Thursday that Air Canada is on its way to becoming a national scandal. Ron Huntington, MP for Capilano, blasted the federal government-owned airlines as being rife with "unbelievable featherbedding" at the top. Caretakers reject offer CALGARY (CP) The Calgary public school system's caretakers, on strike since Jan.. 29, Thursday overwhelmingly rejected the school board's offer of a 20- per-cent wage increase over a one-year contract. The 750 caretakers, members of Local 40 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, also rejected un- ion negotiators' recommenda- tion of lowering their demand to J1.50 from French police to withdraw PARIS (AP) The French government promised today to withdraw all the special policemen sent to St. Pierre- Miquelon, the rebellious French islands off the south coast of Newfoundland, Senator Albert Pen said. Pen said he will return to St. Pierre, capital of the islands where he is mayor, on Salur- day to report the government's decision to the islanders, who had threatened to launch a general strike to- day if the police were not removed and Gov. Jean Clu- chard dismissed. Following the leaders By THE CANADIAN PRESS Friday, Feb. Zl, 1975 Premier Peter Lougheed will spend the day in his Ed- monton office, touring con- stituency headquarters in the city in the evening. Social Credit leader Werner Schmidt will announce his party's platform at a Calgary morning news conference, then will attend a party conference in Calgary where he will give an evening ban: quet speech. Liberal leader Nick Taylor will be at the Alberta Liberal convention in Calgary. Grant Notley, New Democratic Party leader, will main-street in Fair-view in the morning, main-street in Spirit River in the afternoon and at- tend a nominating convention in Niton Junction for Whitecourt constituency. Queen visits Bahamas NASSAU (AP) Queen Elizabeth, on her first visit to the Bahamas since it became independent, is delivering a' speech today and opening the million Central Bank of the Bahamas. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phom 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Death By THE CANADIAN PRESS DETROIT Arthur Renner, 87, retired Ford Motor Co. executive who headed Ford's Second World War program to implement a top secret bombsight. Is this your lucky Canadian Winter Games souvenir program number? Program number 17572 II it it, you are the winnar of dlahwathar. Drawn Tuesday, February 18, 1975. Program No. 14594 winner of a Color TV. Drawn Saturday, Ftbruary 15, 1975. The next lucky draw will be held Saturday after- noon, Feb. between the first and second period of the Hockey Game at the Sportsplex. The lucky winner will A TUP FOR TWO TO HAWAII Buy your lucky program now! CIDA Hightly-run, secretive fiefdom' changed. Textile, rubber and wood products industries were hit hardest while the best gains were in chemicals and pulp and paper. All but two industry textiles and wood in- had higher sales but the increases in sales include higher prices. defenders and wounding 18, the South Vietnamese com- mand reported today. The command said North Vietnamese and Viet Cong casualties were not known. 9 p.m. EST today, the only de- clared candidates for the posi- tion now held by Izzy Asper are Winnipeg lawyer Charles Huband and Lloyd Henderson, former mayor of Portage la Prairie. Thursday. The workers, on strike since Jan. 9, would get 15 per cent immediately plus 10 per cent on Jan. 1, 1976, Mr. Hunter said in a statement. PM won't use powers to abolish language bill Blast aftermath Police and firemen examine a rubble-strewn bar in northern Belfast Thursday after a duffle-bag bomb exploded, injuring several persons. It was the second such blast of the day in Belfast. Extremist Protestants seeking to wreck the IRA ceasefire are thought to be responsible for the bombs. Story on. Page 1. Herald Quebec Bureau MONTREAL Prime Minister Trudeau told his con- stituents in the majority non French Canadian riding of Mount Royal Thursday he had no intention of using federal powers to abolish Quebec's controversial official language legislation. The request was part of a petition presented to cabinet earlier this week by the Quebec Association of Protes- tant School Boards which also asked Ottawa to refer it to the Supreme Court. The law, Act 22, which makes French the official language of Quebec, is clearly constitutional when applied to education, Mr. Trudeau said. It cannot apply to areas un- der the federal domain. If people do not like the laws a government passes, he added, it is up to them to either change the laws or change the government. Because Mr. Trudeau believes in freedom of choice, he said he was much more against the law from a policy rather than a constitutional point of view. The feelings expressed by Mr. Trudeau reflect those of a substantial proportion of non French Canadians here. One of them is John Ciaccia, the provincial member for Mount .Royal, who was suspended from the Liberals caucus in Quebec City tem- porarily, when he voted against passage of the act. Since his re instatement, Mr. Ciaccia, who is also Quebec's chief negotiator with the James Bay Crees, has continued to speak out against the law. As far as he is concerned, there are many constitutional arguments against sections of the law but he said in an inter- view Thursday night during a dinner (or Mr. Trudeau that the way to fight the law is through the normal procedures of the courts in the same way that the James Bay Crees and Inuit fought the Quebec government. As the Association of Protestant School Boards of Quebec said in their petition to cabinet, Quebec is the fourth largest English speak- ing province and Montreal the third largest English speak- ing city in Canada. Yet the elected provincial representatives of this large minority population, with the exception of Mr. Ciaccia and former Allouette slace kicker George Springate, voted in favor of the law. Ethiopians attack rebel strongholds ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Ethiopian fighter bombers, heavy artillery and tanks went into action against secessionist guerrilla strongholds in Eritrea today as fighting raged in at least three areas of the troubled northern province. Reliable sources here said the government had sent five tanks early today to an area near the village of Woki hit by Ethiopian bombing raids early this the northern out- skirts of the provincial capital of Asmara. Asmara residents said heavy artillery and tank guns were pounding targets near Woki Deba and U.S.-made fighter-bombers supported government ground forces. Government troops and secessionists using mortars and automatic weapons also were locked in fighting just outside Asmara near a roadblock on the road to Kerene, 55 miles northwest of the provincial capital. About six miles from Keren, guerrillas and Ethiopian troops were engaged in what one source described as "a bloody battle." Olympic numbers MONTREAL (CP) Following are grand prize winners of the fourth Olympic lottery and their ticket numbers: million: Shared by Michel Richard, Roland Mar- tin, of Hearst, Ont. 5042918 million: Shared by Blance Marcoux, Raymonde Morin, Annette Gagnon, of Fauquier, Ont. 6405101 Gilles Bourgeois, L'Assomption, Que. 2919471 J250.000: Shared by Michele Girard, Guy Pineau, Gisele Pelland, Bernard Proulx, Roger Langlois, Pierre Legault, of Lachine, Que. 6808336 Shared by Lucille Thibault, Carmel Guay, Gisele Boucher, Diane Boucher, Andre Guya, of Ver- dun, Que. 4998167 Not claimed yet. Peter Serbian, Cayuga, Ont. 3984575 W. Nydegger, Chomedy, Que. 3475155 Charles Kovacks, Vanessa, Ont. 5767779 Not claimed yet. 2176262 Not claimed yet. 2539671 Shared by Jean Paul Guyon, Andre Guyon, Michel Guyon, Claude Guyon, Carole Guyon, of Vercheres, Que. 4078049 Andre Briere, Lachine, Que. 3041691 Vernon Kirkpatrick, Sarnia, Ont. 2539671 Shared by Yvonne Chretien, Aline Boisvin, Lucille Boisvert, Rejane. Chretien, Simone Chretien, Raymonde Brunelle, Jean Chretien, Theophile Chretien, Gilles Boivin, Claude Pronovost, Claude Boisvert, Yves Chretien, Raymond Chretien, of Pansville, Que. 5926221 Metis complaints of RCMP brutality 'not unusual' U.S. consumer prices increase in January WASHINGTON (AP) De- spite the recent declines at the wholesale level, consumer prices in the United States continued to increase in January, rising six-tenths of one per cent during the month, the government reported today. Archbishop's release demanded GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Com- mission demanded today the "immediate release" by Israel of Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, the Greek-Catholic prelate serving a 12-year sentence on charges of smuggling arms and working with the Palestine Liberation Organization By a vote of 21 to 6 the com- mission passed a resolution also deploring the "desecra- tion of Moslem and Christian shrines, disrespect and Ill- treatment of religious leaders and violations of rights of worship" in-Israeli-occupied territories. The January increase was led by a Jump in food prices, especially for. cereals and bakery products and fruits and vegetables. Over-all, food prices were up eight-tenths of one per cent from December. Administration economists had been hoping the labor de- partment's consumer price in- dex for January would reflect the decline in wholesale prices during the last' two months, especially for food prices. But the over-all increase in January consumer prices was only one-tenth of one per cent less than the December in- crease, indicating there has been only moderate relief for consumers from the rampant rates of inflation. Over-all, consumer prices in January were 11.7 per cent higher than a year earlier. This January's increase, however, still was the lowest since last April, when the increase was five-tenths of one per cent. The consumer price index in January stood at 156.1 per cent of the average of 100 per cent, mean- ing it cost to buy a statistical sample of goods that cost in 1M7. REGINA (CP) "I then told the constable 'Leave that boy alone.' He came over toward me and pushed me on the chest. "I stood still. I said 'Don't push me.'. He then kicked me in the mouth. He was standing a little above me on the edge of the ditch. "The forces of the kick knocked one of my front teeth out." With such quotations, taken from affidavaits by Saskatchewan Indian and Metis persons, the Regina Civil Liberties Association to- day told a federal commission that an independent body is needed to investigate com- plains against the RCMP. In a brief to be submitted to a travelling commission studying the way the force handles such complaints, the association quoted several such instances of alleged police brutality'against native people in Saskatchewan. The association did not view the complaints as unusual: "It is our impression that mistreatment such as that described is a common ex- perience for the native people of Saskatchewan." OTTAWA The Cana- dian International Develop- ment Agency its an- nual budget fast approaching billion, is high on the government's spending hierarchy, surpassing all but four departments. Yet its critics say the pow- erful foreign aid agency is a tightly-run, secretive fiefdom answerable only to its presi- dent, Paul Gerin-Lajoie, personally appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau in 1970 and responsible only to External Affairs Minister Allan MacEachen. Thursday, the critics tore into the agency repeatedly in the Commons as they debated a Progressive Conservative motion deploring CIDA's alleged secrecy and freedom from parliamentary control. "This (secrecy) casts public doubt on the quality of management and effec- tiveness of Canada's inter- national assistance said Claude Wagner, the Conservative for- eign affairs critic. The motion did not come to a vote. It served only as a vehicle for debate in which the Liberals tried their best to tear holes in what the Conser- vatives termed constructive criticism. Mr. Wagner's main com- plaint is that the House is not able to examine CIDA's spending programs in detail, as it can with the departments. He also noted there has been no definite gov- ernment response to publish- ed reports highly critical of CIDA. "Does the government have a defence? Will we hear it today? Does this government care enough about its foreign aid establishment to defend the key foreign aid He said his questions were put not from antagonism to- ward CIDA, but rather from "a desire to ensure that our foreign aid programs are go- ing to the right places and providing the most valuable help possible to the recipient nations." CIDA's 1975-76 budget is million, ranking behind the finance department's billion, Health and welfare's billion, defence's billion and energy's billion. Eighty per cent of CIDA aid is given on condition that it is used to "buy Canadian." The rest generally has no strings attached. Some million of the 1975-76 CIDA total is for administration. Doug Roche monton Strathcona) took up where Mr. Wagner left off. "I'm not attacking CIDA! I'm a defender of CIDA and that's why I want to have all the Hugh Anderson Alberni) said the Conser- vatives' charges are "half- baked, halfthought-out and should not have been brought out in the first place." Mr. MacEachen disagreed strongly with Mr. Wagner's statement that the agency has become the personal fief- dom of one man." He said Mr. Gerin-Lajoie is a deputy minister who must be respon- sible to Parliament through a minister. On. claims that the Com- mons has no control over CIDA spending, he said out- side the House that "its es- timates, its conduct, have precisely the same opportuni- ty for scrutiny that any other department has." Mr. MacEachen said MPs can examine CIDA estimates "as well as they can get at any other spending programs of the government." Chinese archeologists dig up palace built 39400 years ago By JOHN BURNS Special to The Herald PEKING Archaeologists excavating at the site of one of China's earliest cities have unearthed the foundations of a palace built at least years ago the latest in a series of important dis- coveries announced in recent months. The official Hsinhua news- agency, announcing the find, said that the diggings had also uncovered a tomb dating from the same period. Though rotten, the coffin featured the oldest wood carvings extant in China, the agency said. The excavations were at the site ol the ancient city of Panlung near the modem tri- city of Wuhan in central China's Hupei Province. Tbatthtr with an earlier dis- covery in the city of Changchow, 300 miles further north, it ranks as the earliest Chinese city yet found. The Hsinhua report of the finds, carried in the People's Daily, said that they proved that the culture of the Shang Dynasty had spread southward from its Yellow River origins to the Yangtse River region when the dynas- ty was still in its early stages. It lasted from the 16th to the llth centuries B.C. The agency said the palace foundations covered an area measuring 125 feet by M half again as big as a tennis court, The layout indicated that It featured four chambers leading off an outer corridor, and had at least 43 columns supporting its roof. Drawing the Ideological conclusion, as is its style, the" agency added: "The Chinese laboring people put up such a magnificent building as long ago as the middle of the Shang Dynasty, when tools such as the axe and the chisel were made of stone. This bears witness to their wisdom and intelligence." The report made much of the fact that the tomb contain- ed the skeletons of three slaves killed as human sacrifices. It did not say how the cause of death was es- tablished, but observed that 'the discovery "throws light on slave society when the slave- owners brutally killed their slaves and, Indeed, could kill them at will as human sacrifices." The tomb yielded an inner and outer wooden coffin, both rotten. But the outer walls of the outer coffin were suf- ficiently preserved for the carvings on them described by the agency as "an exquisite animal mask design and thunder and cloud decorations" to be discer- nible. The tomb also contained more than 60 funerary objects on bronze, jade and pottery, including a bronze tripod more than 20 inches high. The discoveries are the latest fruits of an intensive archeological program under- taken by Peking in recent years. Some of the most valuable finds were on display at the Royal Ontario museum last fall and are now on ex- hibit in the. National Gallery in Washington. ;