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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta much is the influei sum payment that will net him million after taxes. For the next two or three months he will live in Florida with bis wife who is recuperating from a serious Illness. He will have important union visitors. The apartment he owns in south Florida Is convenient to where the union holds winter executive board meetings and many important conferences. Mr. FitzGimmons assumed leadership of the teamsters when Hoffa went to jail in March, 1967, and the union has thrived under him. It has grown, increased its power and negotiated evensbetter contracts, and significantly buffed up Its tarnished image. Fitz-simmons is the first to concede that he is no Hoffa. However, the difference from Hoffa has benefitted him. He has developed political support within the union by decentralizing power, and by reversing policies of centralizing bargaln-mg, decision making; and other union affairs hi the president's office. Most union vice-presidents and other regional leaders have been wary of Hoffa's possible return because of what it might do to their renewed freHom to do business on their own. It is possible that some of those with political ambitions and no feeling of loyalty to Fitzsimmons might now consider Hoffa a possible ally and try to work within the union for power. Not only the parole board, but the AFL-CIO also will be interested onlookers. For some time the federation has indicated that the teamsters under Fitzsiminons would be welcomed back into the AFL-CIO. Now the union federation will want to be sure (bat in taking the teamsters back it will not also be taking in levied in unusual sitting EDMONTOff (CP) Plps> lln News Ltd. fined US 000 by ProvincM Judge C. H. Rolf on six ctarges of posew-tion of obscure material lor the purposes of distribution. The fine was tevietl by Judge Rolf after guilty pleu were entered by UK company In in in-usual sitting of the court it warehouse in the west end the dty where me material had been stored. TTw court moved to tbe warehouse, because of the voUnnm of lerial that waa to bavt ben introduced u evidence. About paperback books, magazine! and tabMdf mre involved. Crown prosecutor Motaamed Adam told the court the publications were similar to thoH ireviously found obscene by he Supreme Court of AfterU in an earlier case against Pipeline News. The company had been fined on three similar charge! Nov. 18. t Juneralt, j nt L Q iw Unanhi, Jrn By ED TOWNSEND ChrhUai Science Monitor Service By court order, James R. Hoffa free man, millionaire and former president of the powerful Teamsters Union in the U.S. is an outsider in the American labor movement for the next eight years.. Yet outsiders can e x e r 1 strong influence and so may Mr. Hoffa, inside the teamsters and in the ranks of U.S. labor Itself. The big question now: how much influence? The Nixon administration appears confident that Hoffa is no longer a problem for the teamsters, whose support the administration has been actively courting. Tha major labor federation In the U.S., the AFL-CIO, is aggressively anti Nixon under the leadership of George Meany. Faced with such concerted opposition in his 1972 re election campaign, Mr. Nixon dearly needs other labor support, and sympathy from the two million strong teamsters could be a big help to him. The administration will be keeping an even closer eye on Mr. Hoffa since his public criticism of Mr. Nixon's two programs after seeing his parole judge. Hoffa said that while many facets of Phase 2 controls remain unclear, "I feel that any restrictions on labor activates, other than in time of war, are not in the interest of working men or women." Hoffa, now 58, will be 67 when bars on union leadership activities will finally be let down. Chances that he could move into any top labor office then are considered. The outlook is now for him to continue to comment publicly and to influence. Hoffa, considered one of the labor's most effective leaders, has long been one of the most popular among his rank and file constituents. JAILED IN 1967 He was jailed on March 7, 1967, after being found guilty earlier of two counts of jury tampering. He was sentenced to eight years and fined Subsequently be was sentenced to an additional five years after a conviction on four counts of mail and wire fraud. The teamsters' membership is still largely convinced thai Hoffa was tried, convicted, and jailed for political, anti-labor reasons, not for any permal criminal actions. Among older members of the teamsters, now a steadily declining percentage of the unions two million membership, Hoffa is as popular as ever "Jimmy" or "the respected as a martyr. Younger members are more inclined to take the criminal charges against him seriously and to feel that Hoffa is a liability to their union. Three efforts to win may for Hoffa failed. Finally, two days before Christmas, President Nixon commuted Hoffa's sentence on tta recommendation of the U.S. pardons attorney and of Attorney General John Mitchell, and at fte personal urging of Hoffa's successor as teamsters president, Frank E. Fitzsimmonc. Since Hoffas service tune plus a statutory allowance for good" behavior came to six and one hall years, half of his combined 13 year sentence, tbe release was unusual only be-cause of Hoffa's prominence and because it came by presidential order instead of routinely through the federal parole .system. Hoffa is now barred from "direct or Indirect" management of union affairs. There is little question about what "direct" activities mean. Hoffa cannot hold office or any payroll Job, or play any direct role in union affairs. The wiel ban poses interpretative but apparently the government is prepared to interpret flexibly. Hoffa has teen toU that be may meet with teamster friends, attend social functions, and presumably meetings of the union and its locals, express personal opinions, and perhaps even advise at times on union matters. This gives him sufficient leeway for maintaining contacts within the union. HAS LIMITS But the flexibility can have anytime Hoffa appears to be exerting successive influence over these unions, the parole boards can tighten the reigns.. Charles T. Hosmer, chief probation officer of the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Michigan hi Detroit said, "we would not like it if he attends a lot of meetings and begins to be an influence." In a pension plan settlement, Hoffa elected to take a BIRTHS BAILIE Kay and Carson Irish to announce the birth of heir daughter, Lynette Dawn lorn December 16, weighing 6 bs. 13 ounces. A sister for Brag. Insured. 5786 VANDENBEHG John six. ray are pleased to announce Jw birth of their daughter Pracy Fay, bora Januaty 3 1972. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cy Hunt of Leth-mdge and Mr. an! Mrs. Aart VandenBerg of Coaldale! 57S2 LICKISS New Year's Day [ift to Sharron and Jeff Lickiss Kardieville, daughter Anita Crystal, e IDS. 6 ozs. Proud [randparents, Grace and Ray Uckiss, Vauxhall and Dorothy ind Bill Clarke, Raymond, Alta Welcome, little stracger. OF THANKS PHASER We wish to ex press sincere thanks to relatives and friends for the many cards food, flowers and contributions for retarded children ID lieu o flowers during our recent bereavement. We are moat grateful. -Loving wife Edith, children and grandchildren. 5751 POTOSKl-The Kozma family wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to the pallbearers for the flowers presented am for personally expressed feelings to us at the time of the lots' of our mother and grandmother. Staffie Kozma and family. 5752 S I F T 0 N HOUSE, LETH BRIDGE We would like to express our sincere "thank you' to all the wonderful people who contributed to a Very Merry Christmas for the children ai Sifton House. They were thrilled with all the gifts, candies am trimmings. The true spirit o: Christmas was certainly in ai your hearts. and staff of Sifton House. 5658-15 WELSH We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our friends and relatives for their many kindnesses end expressions of sympathy during our recent bereavement in UM loss of our loved one. Specla thanks to all those who called and to his many friends who paid their 'last respects. We would also like to thank Rev. Jordan for the lovely service and also his brethren from Chinook Lodge for their partici-pstion in the graveside service, and to Eden's Funeral Home Many thanks to the wonderful ladies who served lunch after the services. -Mrs. V. Welsh, Kevin, Greg and Pat; Mrs. M. Welsh; Mi-, and Mrs. R. A. Welsh. DEATHS McKINNON Passed away n Ctoreabota, Friday, January 4, 1972, Renfrew McKinnon, ige 72 years of Pincher Creek. gluneral arrangements will be mnounced whsi completed by SDEN'S FUNERAL H 0 ME JTD., Pincher Creek. C9611 POWELL Passed away ta Jreat Falls, Tuesday, January 1, 1972, Beatrice Powell, for-nerly of this city. Besides her amlly In Great Falls; two sis-ers and one brother resides lere, Mn. Gertrude Camill, itrs. Lily Swanson and Mr. jeonard Binning. 5769 KNOWLDEN Alma E., lassed away in Vancouver Fri-ay, January 14, 1972, after a engHiy illness, beloved wife of he late William Knowldon. She s survived by one daughter, ilrs. J. Lukasffy of Vancouver, ormerly of Lethbridge. Funer-il service wtll be held on Mem-ay, January 17. Family re-uests no flowers. 5787 SOBER Passed away In itass Valley, California on Ittrsday, January 13, 1972, Beatrice Sober, beloved rafe of Joseph R. Sober. Left o mourn her passing besides er loving husband are her nother, Mrs. Clara Kane of yetbbridge and one sister, His. J. Edward (Joyce Afcer-a) Jorgensen, Iron Springs, ''uneral Service will be held in Jrass Valley on Monday, Jan-aiy 17 at 2 p.m. 578BA FITZP A T R I C K Passed way on Thursday, January 13, 172, Pamela Grace, aged iree years, beloved daughter Mr. and Mrs. George Fitz-atrick of Twin Butte, Alta. 'he is also survived by one irotber, David and three sis-Brs, Jane, Judy and Julie; her randparents, Mrs. A. Fitz-atrick and Mi-, and Mrs. Wes all of Pincher Creek. Tie funeral service was held 1 the Pincher Creek United liurdi on Saturday (today) at :00 p.m., Rev. K. Jordan [ficiating. Interment, Fair-lew Cemetery. Funeral ar-angements bv EDEN'S FU-fERAL HOME LTD., Pincher reek. b Rivard get bail, was best man at the Geoffrey wedding. said Mr. Dlefenba-ker, "added some coter to the proceedings." "This matter cannot be buried under the cursory and arrogant statements of Uw sollcltor-ieneral. There must be a royal commission. This whole thing Is Jut terrible." will get money back TORONTO (CP) The 450 persons who booked return fligMa to Britain for on the Advance Purchase Excursion Fare plan will get their money back plus six per cent interest, British Overseas Airways Corp. said here. "BO AC has no alternatives but ID abide by the fares that have been agreed to by all carriers and approved by me governments conce said Doug Port, BOAC spokesman here. The APEX system was aval-able to Canadians wishing to fly to Britain or several European destinations, and who would pay for a seat on a regularly scheduled flight at- least three months in advance. Another condition wlas that APEX users visit a minimum 22 days or a maximum 45 days. Mr. Port said in an interview BOAC decided to drop the APEX system after Air Canada dropped it last week. He said any of the 450 BOAC passengers who will get refunds and who still wish to travel between Feb. 1 and Much 31 thin year, can use a 29-day excursion plan costing Beginning Apirl 1 new North Atlantic return fares, agreed to recently by the International Air Titjupcct A 1 1 o c i a 1 1 o n whose members include all North Atlantic air carriers, will take effect. The new fares for the monttu of April, May, September and tetober will be return to xmdon from Toronto. In June, July and August, the return fare will be 1303, and next winter, November to March, the fare will be industry hurting EDMONTON (CP) Provincial government attempts to control costs are hurting the construction industry, A. S. Olson, past president of the Edmonton Construction Assoda-Jwi, said here. In his retirement speech to the association's annual meeting, Mr. Olson noted that the province's Progressive Conservative government has asked the University of Alberta to halt all capital construction projects on which physical construction has not yet started. "Educators are obviously concerned over this he said, "but what about the concern of our industry." The university represented up to 20 per cent of annual nan residential, construction in he Edmonton area. Mr. Olson said 1971 was a disaster in labor relations with the construction industry unable "to arrest the continued escalation of wage rates, to halt the erosion of management rights and to cope with he imbalance of power at the mrgaining table." He said the industry must Ktss government for changes. "Labor management prob-ems in our Industry are mique and are. significantly different from those of mulli-rade single bargaining unit industries. "If the government Is to bo nvolvcd In the process of col-ectlve bargaining It must rec-ognlre the significance of our pedal ministers rounded up ACCRA (Reuter) Ghana's new military rulers have rounded up former ministers and other leading politicians of the civilian regime they overthrew last Thursday and placed them in protective custody. The Ghana news agency said large crowds gathered outside prisons in Accra Friday to watch the former ministers and high-ranking officials of the proscribed Progress party tsken into custody. The Progress party ruled Ghana under D. R. Kofi Busia from September, 1969, until Thursday's coup led by Isaac K. Acheampong. Busia, who wag in London for treatment of an eye infection when the coup took place, was reported Friday to have left France for the Ivory Coast, which borders Ghana on the west. Meanwhile, Ghana was reported quiet with people in the country's major citiet holding demonstrations in support of the new the wcood military coup in Ghana since February, 19S6, when UK government Kwcne Nkrumah was overthrown In an army and police FUNERALS LEDUKE Funeral ser-ice for Terry Lynn Leduke, ;ho died Jan. 8, 1972, was held t a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1972, in St. Paul's Anglican lurch, Blood Indian Reserve, rith Rev. A. McCuaig offitial-ng. Honorary pallbearers rare Richard, Edward, Floyd, leven and Grant Fox and Fred .ladstone. Active pallbearers rare Kelvin, Melvin and Cle-nent Fox, Richard Fox, Jr., ed Ely and Gary Tailteathers. nterment was in St. Paul's e m e t e r y. Eden's Funeral lomo Lt'd., Fort Macleod, Di-ectors of Funeral Service, was i charge of the arrangements. LINNELL Funeral service ir Mina Elzena Linnell, who led Jan. 10, 1972, was held at 00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 972, in Trinity United Church, ort Macleod, with Mr. Peter talker officiating. Pallbearers ere Leonard Bailey, Ron La ountain, Marcel Pratte, Lee ?esley, Gerry Yorgason and ruce Young. Interment was in 16 Union Cemetery. Eden's Fu> eral Home Ltd., Fort Macleod, ircctors of Funeral Service, as in charge of the stays in bank post WASHINGTON (AP) Former U.S. defence secretary flobert McNamara was re-elected yesterday is president of the World Bank for another i v e-y e a r term, McNamara, first named In the post April 1, 1968, will continue as president of the International Finance Corn, and the International Development Association, affiliated agencies, for the same NEED ENGLISH QUEBEC (CP) long-dis-uice truck drivers entering the nitcd Suites will be required v law to have a working lowlcdgc of English. New mericim regulations specify ml truck drivers mint be able speak and read UK English HIGH Canada consistently places among Uw world'] top fun-exporting ;