Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Monday, January 14,1974 News In brief Mishap kills Ontario family By The CANADIAN PRESS Five provinces remained fatality-free, but five members of a single family icilled Sunday in a two-car collision in Ontario were among at least 26 persons who died accidentally during the weekend across Canada. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed that 17 died in traffic, six in snowmobile mishaps, two in fires and one drowned. The weekend traffic deaths, added to the 26 since Monday, brought this year's unofficial total to 76 persons killed on the roads. The six snowmobile fatalities increased the season's unofficial count to 39. Chinese elevate Teng PEKING (Reuter) -Chinese Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-ping, who returned to public life last year after being disgraced during the 1966-69 cultural revolution, has been promoted to the all-powerful political bureau of the Chinese Communist party, an official Chinese spokesman said today. Teng's promotion was hinted at in a list of Chinese leaders issued by official Chinese media Saturday ranking him unexpectedly high in a line-up of Chinese leaders attending a memorial ceremony. Teng, aged about 70, has made a remarkable comeback in the last nine months after spending about seven years in political limbo. He was a former party secretary-general and the No. 2 principa target of attack during the cultural revolution. Trudeau baby christened OLD CHELSEA, Que. (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau's youngest son, Alexandre Emmanuel, was christened Sunday in a private family ceremony at this small community 10 miles north of Ottawa. A spokesman for the prime minister's office said the christening of the child - nicknamed Sascha - took place in the Parish church after noon mass. He said the prime minister attends the church when he is in residence at Harrington Lake, the official summer cottage of the prime minister. Sascha was bown Christmas Day - two years to the day after his older brother Justin. His father said Sascha was named Alexandre Emmanuel after the saint, the czar or the pope" . . . take the one you want . . ." Insurgents cut highway PHNOM PENH (Reuter) -Communist-led insurgents have again cut the vital highway connecting Phnom Penh with Cambodia's only seaport of Kompong Som, the military command reported today. The command said Highway 4 was severed Sunday night near Mohasing, about 42 miles west of the capital. The road was last reopened last week and a convoy reached Phnom Penh three days ago. Large-scale government operations to clear the insurgents from rocket-firing positions north and northwest of Phnom Penh, started just before the New Year, have led to an advance of only two or three miles. In Saigon, the South Vietnamese military command said government forces recaptured Le Minh base near the Cambodian border today nearly 3 Vz months after it had been overrun by North Vietnamese troops. Crosby abscess removed BURLINGAME, Calif.: (AP) - Singer Birig Crosby was in satisfactory condition after a SVz-hour operation in which two-fifths of his left lung and an abscess the size of small orange were removed, doctors said. , Initial tests on the tissue removed Sunday indicated the illness was from a rare fungus and not cancer, said Dr. Stanley Hanfling. Three surgeons performed the operation after Crosby did not respond to antibiotics. Skylab 3 sets new record HOUSTON (AP) - The Sky-lab 3 astronauts take the record for the longest space voyage tonight by passing the standard set last year by Skylab 2. Gerald Carr, William Pogue and Edward Gibson were launched Nov. 16 for a planned 84-day mission. They will exceed the Skylab 2 mark of 59 days, 11 hours, nine minutes at 8:10 p.m. EST as their space station passes over the Pacific Ocean. But Skylab 2 commander Alan Bean will keep the individual record for a while. He went to the moon on Apollo 12 in 1969 and has logged 69 days, 15 hours, 45 minutes in space. Carr, Pogue and Gibson, all on their first space flight, will pass Bean's record Jan. 25. Weapon cost growing WASHINGTON (AP) -Pentagon figured show costs for 47 major weapons have grown $21 billion over their original cost estimates. Representative Les Aspin (Dem. Wis.) said Sunday. Five airplanes accounted for half the increase, Aspin said. Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS Truro, N.S.-Cyril Frost Kennedy, 58, former Conservative member of Parliament who resigned his seat to make room for Robert Stanfield when Mr. Stanfield became Tory national leader. Greensboro, N.C. - Indian Jack Jacobs, 53, one-time Canadian Football League star, after suffering his fifth heart attack. The swing-wing F-111 jet-fighter leads the list with a $4 billion cost growth. The new B-1 advanced bomber is second at $2.5 billion. The report said costs for the 47 major weapons projects are estimated at |131.9 billion compared to original estimates of $110.9 billion. London-Lady Patricia Ramsay, 87, Queen Victoria's granddaughter who gave her name to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Quebec-Raoul Jobin, 67, world famous opera singer who appeared in operas and on concert stage in North America and Europe, of cancer. Political manoeuvring alleged Money men eye revision ROME (CP) - Uncertainty due to the Arab oil squeeze has also made uncertain any substantial progress toward international nionetary reform at the meeting of some I of the world's leading financial experts this week. � "i'see very little to b# optimistic about," said one senior delegate. "The oil problem really creates too many unknowns." The stated task of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Committee of 20 finance ministers and central bankers is to work out an orderly way to revise the exchange rates of currencies when such adjustments become necessary. Their goal is to avoid the repeated international financial crises of the last three years, like those set off by two devaluations of the United States dollar. The 126-country IMF failed at its meeting in Kenya in September to reach agreement on a new system. The Committee of 20 agreed to put their deputies to work and to meet again this month. They set a deadline of July 31,1974, � for completing their work. DEPUTIES MEET FIRST The deputies are meeting today and Tuesday, and the ministers Thursday and Friday. The July 31 deadline will probably be postponed. Higher oil prices have necessitated drastic rethinking on planned reforms, and this takes time. Economists say the oil prices threaten monetary chaos and attempts to hold exchange rates stable will have to be jettisoned for the present. Instead the system of floating rates will have to be maintained. In addition, the United States is reported to feel the present system, of floating currency rates is working wen and is in no hurry to change it. Thank You! On behalf of The Lethbridge and District Big Brothers Association we would like to express our Sincere appreciation to the business community, news media, and the citizens of Lethbridge for their kind reception and support everyone has given us to make a successful Big Brother Week. We request your continued support and ask that the people of Lethbridge and District attend our Annual Meeting February 6th at the Red Cross Building, 7th Ave. 12th St. S. at 8 p.m. Dave Shirley President / Big Brothers Association of Lethbridge and District Most of the talk in Rome is expected to be about the Arab oil cuts, the soaring price of crude oil and the harm this will do to the economies of many countries. Letter offers bus settlement EDMONTON (CP) - A decision on whether to end the strike that halted the city's public transportation system 46 days ago is expected to be taken today. A meeting of the union representing the 680 bus drivers and garagemen has been called for today to discuss the city's latest wage offer and vote on it. The offer has stirred controversy since a news conference Saturday night by the city's acting chief Commissioner, George Hughes. Mr. Hughes charged the amalgamated transit workers union with not presenting a city offer to its members, saying the offer was made on Jan. 4. The city sent a copy of its latest offer directly to each of the strikers in a move which Mr. Hughes said is designed to make sure the employees "are completely aware of the city's offer." Snow, ice close road VANCOUVER (CP) - A section of the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia, closed Sunday because of snow and ice, was to reopen today. The Rogers Pass section of the Trans-Canada was closed early Sunday after more than 16 inches of snow and severe icing forced its closure. The heavy snowfall carried with it the threat of snowslides. The Eraser Canyon section of the Trans-Canada was closed for more than six hours Sunday because of severe icing, but reopened late Sunday. A highways department spokesman said 30 inches of snow was followed by freezing rain. Mobile Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker Griffon clears channel in ice for Great Lake bulk carriers at berth near grain elevators at Midland, Ont. The Griffon is on call to serve ice-breaking requirements of Georgian Bay, Lake Erie and Lake Huron. Red Deer dismissal *nit picky' RED DEER (CP) - A Supreme Court of Alberta justice has ruled that the dismissal of Gilbert Farthing from his position as an instructor at Red Deer College was wrongful and that he is entitled to negotiated damages. But the decision by Mr. Justice J. C. Cavanagh says Mr. Farthing's dismissal as chairman of the arts department was justified. The judgment, released Saturday, describes Mr. Farthing as "an abrasive, ouspoken, critical, impetuous, rash and independent-minded person." Mr. Farthing was dismissed in,July, 1972, after Dr. Raymond Fast was named college administrator, replacing the college board. Mr. Justice Cavanagh was critical of much of the evidence used by the college to justify the dismissal. ". . . all these allegations against the plaintiff . . . may be regarded as picayune and nit-picky." Wiretap rebuff annoys senators By JOHN WARD OTTAWA (CP) - The controversial wiretap legislation reached the end of a long and rocky legislative process Saturday when the Senate finally agreed to approve it without ainendment. The bill, to outlaw private use of bugging devices, also places restrictions on police use of electronic surveillance. It was a bone of contention in the Commons and prompted numerous wrangles in committee and on the floor of the Commons. In an extraordinary Satur- 'Resource nations follow Arab lead^ TORONTO (CP) - The example of the Arab countries in controlling oil markets will be copied by other resource-rich countries. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said during the weekend. "I don't know what the outcome of all this is going to be but I know the world is never going to be the same again," he told the Toronto and District Liberal Association Saturday. He said there already is evidence of countries getting together to control markets of raw materials and raise prices and he added the matter is on the list of topics to discuss when he meets with U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger in early February. He declined to elaborate. He told Liberal delegates the increased cost of energy imports to underdevelopKed countries has equalled the entire amount of foreign aid given to those countries. He said later it is not clear whether Canada will have to double its foreign aid budget to maintain programs at their previous level. < Nuclear power mishap ^unlikely' WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. Atomic Energy Commission official says the preliminary results of a study suggest there never will be a major Sextuplets responding CAPE TOWN (CP) - The Rosenkowitz sextuplets are responding satisfactorily to light therapy treatment for jaundice, doctors say. The three boys and three girls bom Friday to Susan Rosenkowitz developed jaundice Sunday, but doctors said this had been expected and the condition should be cleared up by Wednesday. "All six babies show satisfactory progress," they said. "Their levels of jaundice remain well controlled and they are active." Finished VANCOUVER (CP) -Education Minister Eileen Dailly said Saturday John Bremer is finished as education commissioner for British Columbia. Mrs. Dailly, attending a meeting of the Young New Democrats, supported Premier Dave Barrett's Thursday statement that the government is not satisfied with Mr. Bremer, appointed last February for three years at $28,000 a year. accident in a nuclear power plant. Dr. Harbert Kouts, the commission director of reactor safety research, said the odds on a major catastrophe at a nuclear plant were given in the study as "once in 1 billion to once in 10 billion years" for a given reactor. The study's figures show that "even with the 1,000 reactors expected to be operating ,by the;.year 2000, it,would be 1,000 to' 10,000 years before ; any given reactor might be expected to have an accident," Kouts said in an interview. Thus "for the 100 to 200 years we expect to be using fissionable uranium before supplies run out ... we would expect never to have a catastrophic accident by an overwhelming probability factor." Kouts described a catastrophic accident as one in which large quantities of radioactive materials would be released, killing "thousands of people, possibly 5,000 to 10,000 although the figures are very shaky." The study, by the Massachusetts Institute of Technblogy, also projected the possibility of a less severe accident as once in a million to once in 10 million years for any given reactor. Kouts described this type accident as "comparable in its consequences to the crash of a jumbo-jet aircraft that might kill 200 people or so." Dixie Lee Ray, commission chairman, said the study took nearly two years and $2 million and was conducted by Dr. Norman Rasmussen, a professor of nuclear engineer-, ing at MIT. day session, the Senate accepted the Commons version of the bill, leaving only royal assent necessary for the bill to become law. Bora Laskin, newljr-appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, was to give royal assent today in his capacity as deputy Governor-General. That ceremony, at 4-p.m. EST, follows the mornihg swearing-in of Jules Leger as Canada's 21st Governor-General. The legislation earlier came close to prompting a major constitutional confrontation between the elected MPs and the appointed senators. RETURNED BILL The Senate origirially sent the bill back to the Commons after deleting a key clause requiring provincial attorneys-general to notify the subject of a wiretap that he hadbeenun-der surveillance. That notice had to be sent within 90 days of the removal of the bug. The clause had been inserted during Commons debate under heavy pressure from both Conservatives and New Democrats against the wishes of Justice Minister Otto Lang. He said the clause would hamstring the police in their use of wiretaps. Senate deletion of the clause led to a backlash in the Commons. A united opposition, defeated a compromise proposed by Mr. Lang and the bill went back to the Senate intact. The upper chamber wrangled until nearly midnight Friday night without reaching an agreement and then debated the matter for several morie hours Saturday before accepting the Commons version of the bill. Throughout debate Saturday, a number of senators charged that political manoeuvring in the Commdns caused the confrontation between the two Houses. '< ' CITES PREJUDICE :M .i , Senator Henry Hicks illf-Nova Scotia) saidtheMP^^Ud not deal with the Serate amendment on the basis oiJAs merit. They dealt with itj oin the basis of anti-Senate prje-judice. Senator Frederick Rose (L- Newfoundland) said, the Commons acted out of "blatant political cynicism", in sending the bill back to jthe Senate. Other senators said the. action was taken to humiliate the Senate. Heat drop aids supply WASHINGTON (AP) - Public response to government pleas that it lower heating, thermostats decreased natural gas consumption by six per cent during the last three months of 1973, John Sawhill, deputy director of the federal energy office, said Sunday. Sawhill said in a statement that the percentage "represents true conservation by the consumer." A ttorney-General predicts three-year Watergate debate BRIDGE RUG & DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phon* 329-4722 COLLEQE MALL WASHINGTON (AP) - A national debate as to whether President Nixon should be im-)eached for Watergate and re-ated reasons will go on for the remaining three years of Nixon's term, Attorney-General William Saxbe predicts. "It's an effort to blame somebody, and it's going to continue," Saxbe said Sunday. Meanwhile, Senator Barry' Goldwater said that, should Nixon resign during his term, it was doubtful that Democrats "would sit idly by and allow Vice-President Gerald R. Ford to become president." "I think they might start an effort for a constitutional amendment whereby there would be a special election," the Arizona Republican said. "If anything like this came out, where we didn't have an orderly transition,... I think it could raise havoc with the whole world." Goldwater was interviewed on the NBC's Meet the Press, Saxbe on CBS's Face the Nation. Senator Lowell Weicker, a Republican member of the Senate Watergate committee, said on ABC's Issues and Answers program that a compromise solution to a White House tapes controversy advanced by committee chairman Sam Ervin was unsatisfactory to him. Ervin has said that White House surrender of five key tapes of conversations between Nixon and John Dean, the former presidential counsel, might prompt the committee to drop its pursuit of more than 500 other tapes and documents. Weicker said that in any compromise he would want the committee to also obtain five other tapes of Nixon conversations with former aides H.R. Ha^eman and John Ehrlichman, former attorney-general John Mitchell and former special counsel Charles Colson. "Far better than a compromise on the tapes, I'd like to see the president respond to the request by the committee, made months ago, to meet with him at his convenience in the White House for a question-and-answer session, not under oath, but with a full public transcript." WON'T PASS fAPES ON Meanwhile, special prosecutor Leon Jaworski, talking to reporters Saturday, appeared to close off any possibility he could give the House judiciary committee inquiry access to the tapes and documents he has received from the White House. Once material is given to a grand jury it is covered by court rules of secrecy, he said and he is obliged to return to the White House any material he does not submit to the grand jury. Goldwater said he would not like to see Nixon resign, asserting that the pi*esident's biggest job is in foreign policy and that Nixon and Kissinger have a high reputation abroad. To get rid of the president, he said, will cause an upheaval in American politics. There were new press reports Sunday on the circum- stances surrounding the alleged operation of a ring of military men who relayed secret information to the defence department on Kissinger's activities in 1971. The White House has said the accounts gave an incorrect impression of the knowledge and actions of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Thomas Moorer. The New York Times says a government official accused of passing secrets to the Pen-tagon had, in effect, blackmailed his way ou^ of trouble by threatening to make the secret material public. The newspaper quotes well-informed sources as saying that the official demanded a very high post in exchange for silence. The Chicago Sun-Times in a Washington report, says the White House plumbers unit, set up by Nixon to plug security leaks, accused a U.S. military man of rifling Kissinger's briefcase duning one of his visits to China.