Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
26 THE IETHMID6I Mmiory 14, Wage-price freeze rumored WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration told Con- gress today it would accept an extension of the standby author- far unused by the presi- impose temporary wage-price controls in the United States. A statement by Treasury Sec- retary John Connally to the House of Representatives bank- ing committee did not rule out the rumored possibility of a wage-price freeze in the con- struction industry, although Connally said no general wage- price controls are needed at present. The present authority for tem- porary controls on prices, rents, wages and salaries expires March 31 unless extended by Congress. When the standby authority was originally voted last year, Nixon said he did not want such authority and did not intend to use it. Democratic spokesmen re- peatedly have criticized him for not invoking the authority or at least the possibility of its use to persuade business and labor to hold an anti-inflation line. Crusted Churchill aide dies SALISBURY, England (AP) Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, one of Sir Winston Churchill's most trusted colleagues during the Second World War, died in Salisbury infirmary after a fall. He was 74. Stuart, a friend of the Royal Family and a brilliant wit, was parliamentary chief whip in the wartime government. Churchill called him an intimate adviser and friend during some of Brit- ain's darkest days. He was Conse''vat'vP of Parliament for the Scottish division of Moray and from 1923 to 1959, when he was created a viscount. .His last gov- ernment post was secretary of state for Scotland in Churchill's peacetime administration. Everything charming, darling MELBOURNE, Australia (Renter) Wearing a green mini-dress and carrying a matching handbag, Ronald Ahl- burg reported for his army medical here. Police had to lock the doors of the army recruiting centre after Ronald, a 211-year-old profes- sional female impersonator, had gone inside through a big crowd for his chest x-ray. Tossing his shoulder-length blonde hair, Ronald said after the examination: "They were terribly lovely and everybody was charming, darling. "I didn't even have to take my clothes off." Ronald said he thought he had a good chance of being ex- empted from army service, or his call-up being deferred. Why did he wear the green mini for the examination? "If I've got to go, I might as well make sure I look as glam- orous as he said. U.S. eyes Indonesian oil MOSCOW (AP) Pravda charged today that the United States doesn't want to withdraw its troops from Indochina be- cause of "the huge deposits of oil stretching along the whole coast of the peninsula of Indo- china." A commentary in the Com- munist party newspaper, said that 10 U.S. companies carried out large-scale preparations in 1969 for the extraction of oil from the seabed in the countries of Southeast Asia whose re- gimes depend on the United States: "U.S. oil monopolies hope the Vietnaroization program, which is a heavy burden on the budget of the U.S., will in the long run yield rich profits in the form of the article said. The article quoted a geologi- cal report prepared by Ameri- cans as saying that "in five years the underwater oil fields along the coast of South Viet- nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Ma- laysia and Indonesia could produce daily 400 million bar- rels of oil." Quits-no one saying why WASHINGTON (AP) Julian Scheer, who became United States space public affairs chief during the Mercury program and stayed through three Apollo moon-landing missions, has quit and no one is saying why. "That part of it is not impor- tant, and I'd rather not talk about Seheer said Monday after submitting his resignation, effective in one month. "I pre- fer to let the record speak for it- self." A friend of Scheer said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration gave Scheer a 30-day notice, with the implica- tion officials were not happy with public affairs aspects of the recent Apollo 14 moonflight. That flight, although highly successful, received considera- bly less newspaper, television and radio attention than did Apollo 11, the first manned ven- ture on the moon, and probably less than the harrowing, aborted Apollo 13 mission last spring. Kimberley deaths ruled accidental KIMBERLEY, B.C. (CP) A coroner's jury has ruled that two Cominco employees who .suffered fatal injuries in an iron furnace explosion here Jan. 14. died accidentally. No blame was attached. Leo Franco, 33, was killed and Victor Petrychko, 31, died two weeks later in hospital in Vancouver of burns suffered when an iron reduction furnace exploded. Cause of the blast was a flare-up of gas which resulted when severe crusting in the fumace broke away. ThG jury brought in a recom- mendation that in such where heavy crusting the feed of coke and iron oxida should be shut off and a clean- ing burn be carried out. Plant superintendent E m i 1 Kwasney said it will still be several months before the fur- nace is back Li operation. The iron plant now is operating with one furnace. Pancake race all squar e Say, how about those Eskimo fellows? MONTREAL (CP) The notice read: "The press conference that representatives of the Eskimo councils should have held Tuesday after- noon in Montreal is can- celled IKC.III.SC, of all things, the present snow storm." The Eskimo representa- tives lo discuss details of community govern- ment in northern Qitobcc. 'ilio .slonr. was "Kneeled to drop up to 1ft inches of snow on Montreal Tuesday. LIBERAL, Kan., (AP) A 24-y ear-old Liberal, Kan., woman won the international pancake race Tuesday and squared the annual Shrove Tuesday competition with the women of Olney, iEngland, at 11-all. Running 'over a course that only Monday was buried under II) inches of snow, Barbara Ri- nehart sprinted over a 415-yard S-shaped track in 67.7 seconds. That was .3 of a second better than the Unit: turned in earlier in the day by 22-year-old Ruth Faulkner in making a similar dash in Olney. Accident victim is identified WHITECOURT (CP) j Cardinal, 53. of Blue Ridge, Alta., has been identifier! as the man killed in a car-truck collision 11 miles east of here. RCMP said the (nick driver and tile driver of the c.ir Mr. Cardinal was riding in escaped injury. Another passenger in (lie car was injured. No other names were available. While-court is 100 miles north- west of Edmonton. 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