Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Thursday, January 9, 1975 News in brief Blood bank supplies low liy THE CANADIAN PRESS Supplies at blood banks in some areas of the country facing such shortages that the Red Cross is pleading for donor deposits and hospitals are being issued only enough blood to handle emergencies. Toronto Red Cross blood bank supplies have dwindled to about 350 units, less than half the number normally re- quired each day at the 86 On- tario hospitals the bank serves. Hijacking charge laid LONDON (Reuter) A 28- year-old Iranian, Saeed Mad- jd, was brought to court today accused of the first airliner hi- jacking ever staged in Britain. Magistrates at Uxbridge court, a few miles from Heat- hrow airport where Madjd hi- jacked a British Airways jet Tuesday, declined bail for Madjd. They ordered him held pending another preliminary hearing Jan. 16. Indian negotiations resume GRESHAM, Wis. (AP) Negotiations will resume to- day between armed Menominee Indians holding a northwooods religious estate and representatives of the Roman Catholic order which invns it, a spokesman for Governor Patrick Lucey said Wednesday nigiit. The estate is owned by the Alexian Brothers, a Chicago- based order, and has been un- der Indian occupation since New Year's Day. The Indians say they want the estate do- nated to them as a health centre. U.S. developing missile U.S. to sell jets to Arabs From Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, announc- ed today it has concluded a million deal to buy "several squadrons" of American jet fighter planes "to consolidate the king- dom's ability to defend its territory." The announcement of the plane deal, made by the Saudi state radio, did not give the exact number of planes in- volved but said they included the Northrop F5E Tiger jet, a Nixon's 62nd birthday 'quiet day' single seat fighter built primarily for export. A squadron is defined as larger than a flight, which usually consists of at least four planes. Saudi Arabia is known to have three F5E squadrons at present. Last month it con- cluded an million deal with France for some 200' tanks, 250 armored cars and a new surface to air missile, system. There was no way to deter- mine whether the Saudis would give the new planes to Egypt, Saudi Arabia's closest ally in the Arab world. In other Middle East developments: Palestine Liberation Organization's executive com- mittee called for an urgent meeting between the PLO and "certain Arab countries" within the next few days. The countries were not named but observers said the PLO wants Syria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia to pressure Jordan's King Hussein into allowing Palesti- nian guerrillas to resume their attacks on Israel from Jordanian territory. WASHINGTON (Reuter) The United States is going ahead with development of a strategic missile that is a source of dispute in interpretation of the Vladivostok arms agreement, informed U.S. government sources said Wednesday. Eight die in explosion Firemen work to extinguish the fire that followed The weapon is an aircraft launched cruise missile, known as ALCM. Propelled by an explosion Wednesday in North Bay, Ont. At least air breathing engines like those that power jet aircraft, it would have a range of near- ly miles and would fly low enough to avoid radar detection. eight people were killed and 20 injured. 'An un- determined number are still missing. Story on Page 1. U of C staff walks out CALGARY (CP) Univer- sity of Calgary students returning to the campus today were greeted by picket lines thrown up by the non teaching support staff at the university. The workers, members of Branches 36 and 63 of the Civil Service Association of Alberta went on strike Wednesday night to back up demands for a mid contract cost of living adjustment. Oil refinery strike threats deepen U.S. economic woes Park hearing wanted EDMONTON (CP) The National and Provincial Parks Association is lobbying the federal government to call a public hearing into the possi- ble transfer of part of Wood Buffalo National Park to a Cree Indian band. Trial ordered EDMONTON (CP) A former government employee, facing two charges regarding his dealings with Cosmopolitan Life Assurance Co., was committed Wednes- Robin Fraser, president of the association, said in an interview from Toronto Wednesday the request was contained in a letter to Judd Buchanan, minister for northern development and In- dian affairs. day to stand trial. Provincial Judge Guy Beaudry bound William McKinnon over for trial on the charges following a two-day preliminary hearing. Phone revenue share asked VANCOUVER (CP) The British Columbia ren- talsman's office has charged the president of the B.C. Ren- tal Housing Council with four contraventions of provincial landlord and tenant legislation. North railway moving again SKAGWAY, Alaska (CP) The White Pass and Yukon Railway was back on schedule Wednesday after 50-to-60- m.p.h. winds, sub zero temperatures and 25-foot drifts kept trains in the station BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL for three days. A railway official said Tues- day it was too dangerous to send trains out Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and Monday because of wind gusts that whipped through the White Pass, 11 miles out of here. Deaths (Uncle Flames) Louis, 117, Por- tugal's oldest citizen. SHERIFF'S AUCTION SALE in Receivership of New Furniture Appliances Monday, Jan. 13th p.m. at Hurlburt Auction Salesroom No. 2 1916-2nd Ave. S., For itemized list see Saturday, Jan. 11th Lethbridge Herald. Items may be viewed SUNDAY, JAN. 12th 4-6 p.m. MONDAY SALE DAY 12 NOON TIL SALE TIME Sale Conducted by Hurlburt Auction Service Ltd. Phone 328-4705 TEDNEWBY Lie. 010283-41 1920-2nd Avt. S., Lethbridge Auctioneers: Keith Erdmann Lie. 012116-458 WASHINGTON (AP) As President Ford worked on what his aides call a tough anti-recession program, the United States was hit with more bad economic strikes that could close its oil refineries and stop many of its trains. Without disclosing what Ford's proposals may include, White House press secretary Ron Nessen quoted Ford as telling his cabinet Wednesday: "Ours is a good program. It is tough. It is fully defendable. It will give us the restoration Heart attack kills noted opera tenor NEW YORK (AP) "When the annals of opera history are written, Tucker will rank among the Golden said Schulyer Chapin, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, on the death of leading tenor Richard Tucker. The opera star died of a heart attack Wednesday in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he was to have appeared in an evening concert with Met baritone and longtime friend Robert Merrill, with whom he was touring. "He was the greatest tenor in the Merrill said of Tucker. Merrill said the tour would be cancelled. Chapin appeared on stage at the Met Wednesday night before the performance of Don Pasquale and announced Tucker's death. "For 30 years he was a ma- jor qrtist with this Chapin said. A funeral service was scheduled Friday at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Centre here. Tucker's family lives in Great Neck, N.Y. of confidence that is essential tor recovery." Nessen quoted chairman Alan Greenspan of the Council of Economic Advisers as tell- ing the cabinet Wednesday that the jobless rate won't decline until next year. Ford's program, which may be announced as early as next week, also was reported to in- clude a tax cut of undetermin- ed magnitude. There were these other eco- nomic news developments in the U.S. Wednesday: record persons filed new claims for un- employment insurance benefits in the week ending Dec. 28, the highest one-week total since the program started paying benefits in 1937 during the final years of the Depression, the labor de- partment said. New claims filed last month reached more than 2.8 million. -The Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union said a strike will be called against U.S. oil companies un- less agreement on new contracts for 430 local bargaining units is reached within 24 hours. beginning Jan. 24 were threatened by the Sheet Metal Workers Union against five railroads: the Union Pa- cific, the Missouri Pacific, the Texas Pacific, the Baltimore and Ohio, and the Seaboard Coast Line. The union says other rail labor groups have agreed to honor its picket lines. bankruptcy petitions continue at the current rate, there would be such re- quests in the current fiscal year ending June 30, says the administrative office of the United States courts. Corp. chairman Lynn Townsend called for an immediate tax cut, saying "drastic action must be taken to restor.e consumer con- fidence." If an oil industry strike is called tonight, said union president A.F. Grospiron, it may be against a single com- pany or against all. The union is seeking an hour more in each of three years of a new contract and an immediate 50-cent-an-hour in- crease to offset rising inflation. It also wants a cost- of-living escalator clause and pension and hospital in- surance improvements. SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Former president Richard Nixon, secluded in his oceanside estate once called the Western White House, observes his 62nd birthday today. Rabbi Baruch Korff, among Nixon's staunches! sup- porters, was one of the few j-, persons on hand for the oC- r Ol'Clgn casion. In a telephone interview Wednesday, the rabbi describ- ed Nixon as "sad at the course .1 i of events" that saw him fall Control Urged from the presidency in the Watergate scandal. But the rabbi, who founded the President Nixon Justice Fund to try to shore up his troubled finances, said Nixon has been "heartened by the expression of good will" flow- ing in from around the world for his birthday. Nixon's birthday plans for today were simple, the rabbi "a quiet day with Mrs. Nixon." Sometime dur- ing the day his daughters, Julie Eisenhower and Tricia Cox, were expected to call to wish him a happy birthday. The rabbi said Nixon spends his days sleeping, reading, do- ing some work and resting at his beachfront estate. investment OTTAWA (CP) Provisions of the Foreign Investment Review Act to control new investment from abroad and expansion of foreign-owned companies already in Canada should be proclaimed quickly, despite opposition, says former corporate affairs minister Herb Gray. He was speaking in Paris to- day at a conference on inter- national rules for mul- tinational corporations under the auspices of the Organiza- tion for Economic Co- Operation and Development. A text of his remarks was released here in advance. Nixon, whose future plans never have been spelled out, is still recuperating from sur- gery for a phlebitis-induced blood clot in his left leg and from a near-fatal shock that followed the operation. So far, only the first part of the review with foreign takeovers of Canadian been declared in force. Any takeovers must be approved by a screening agency. Margaret treated better than other cabinet wives Rail arbitration report released By VIC PARSONS OTTAWA (CP) The final part of the railway arbitration award prepared by retired judge Emmett Hall after the 1973 national rail strike was released Wednesday. The latest section allows railway companies to eliminate the job of rear brakeman on freight crews but gives protection for employees working in the job before Sept. 1, 1973. The issue was a major con- cern of the United Trans- portation Union, which faced the possibility that the jobs of of its members would be lost. The report released Wednesday came a month after Mr. Justice Hall, a NDERSON GENCIES former Supreme Court of Canada judge, ruled that a job security plan, based on attri- tion should be provided for rail workers with eight years' seniority. This would mean that jobs for employees with the seniority would only be eliminated when they became vacant. The crew size issue and the job security issue were both left over from the company- union negotiations of 1973, which led to selective strikes and then a national walkout. Parliament ended the strike on Sept. 1, 1973, and Mr. Justice Hall was appointed to arbitrate the dispute involving about workers. The first arbitration report, released in January last year, tackled pay and other ques- tions. OTTAWA (CP) Although the wives of most cabinet ministers have to ask each time they want a free trip on routes covered by the major Canadian airlines, one does not. Margaret Trudeau, as wife of the prime minister, is given an annual pass on Air Canada, which entitles her to free, firstclass travel on any route the airline serves just the same as members of the cabinet and several other selected high government of- ficials. An airline spokesman con- firmed her pass Wednesday night as a matter of routine, but was unable to say if the wives of previous prime ministers had been accorded the same free travel privileges. Ad probed WASHINGTON (AP) the U.S. Federal Trade Comission (FTC) announced Wednesday it would act on a complaint charging that Ford ran mis- leading advertisements for its cars' gasoline mileage. A spokesman for Ford denied the charges and said the company would contest the administrative action. Late last year Air Canada applied to the Canadian tran- sport commission for permis- sion to give similar annual passes to the wives of all cabinet members and was turned down in a Dec. 30 decision. The airline had made similar requests previously. King George III model monarch, says Charles LONDON (AP) Prince Charles says that if he becomes king he will model himself on George III, his ancestor who lost England's American colonies 200 years ago. The prince, quoted. Wednes- day in the second part of a lengthy interview in the London Evening Standard, said the "mad monarch" was "a most wonderful man." Stuart Kittner, The Stand- ard's news editor, asked the prince which previous monarch he would most want to be like if he became king. The prince chose George III and said: "He was a much-maligned by American historians who ob- viously found it convenient to blame him to a certain extent, to make it easier to justify the American Revolution. "They could argue they were revolting against a mad monarch who had no credibili- ty in America." The prince said he did not believe the Hanoverian king was really mad, but suffered from a disease known as porphyria that made the monarch appear to be demented. Charles said that beneath his apparent madness and the humiliation of losing the American colonies, the king was a compassionate, sen- sitive ruler. "I can't say I can turn round and emulate Charles said, "but I admired him enormously for what he did and for his capacity for hard work and conscientious devo- tion to duty." Killers await death decision A Complete Real Estate and Insurance Service FORYOU! FIRE AUTO BONDING 415-3rd Avenue S. LIFE LIABILITY PtNSION Lethbridge Bus 337-1657: After Hours: 245-3092 By JACKE WOLK VANCOUVER (CP) The hours are dragging by for the two quiet residents of Tier Two Left on the south wing of the Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre (Oakalla) in nearby Burnaby. John Harvey Miller, 29, and Vincent John Cockriell, 19, play ping-pong and cards un- der the watchful eye of a guard in the 12-by-25-foot room, while they wait to learn will die. They have been in death- row since Nov. 15. when a British .Columbia Supreme Court jury found them guilty of murdering RCMP Con- stable Roger Emile Pierlet 23. Constable Pierlet was checking a car containing the two men last March 29 when he was shot. The car was only three blocks from RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C. The Crown contended throughout the trial that the two men had set out to kill a policeman to avenge the death of Miller's brother, killed when struck by a car while be- ing chased by police two years earlier. The jury made no recommendation for clemency and Mr. Justice Kirke Smith sentenced both men to be hanged at a.m. Jan. 28. Lawyers for both men, how- ever, plan to pursue appeals through the B.C. Court of Ap- peals and the Supreme Court of Canada. Richard Covell, who assisted in the defence of Cockrieli, said a'.l documents necessary for the first appeal, except for written arguments, already have been filed. .A stay of execution will be sought Jan. 15 pending the out- come of the appeal: The case is expected to be heard in late March by a panel of five judges. The appeal for a stay of exe- cution is only a formality, however. Claude Rochon, a spokesman for the solicitor- general's department in Ot- tawa, said all execution orders automatically are suspended until all avenues of appeal have been exhausted. The final appeal is to the fed- eral cabinet.