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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wcdnwday, Jinu.ry Opposition lashes government for inaction against inflation Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Conservative leader Robert Stanfield yesterday linked high un- employment with high infla- tion and lashed the govern-, ment for its failure to take the necessary action. Stanfield suggested a cut in Israelis injured in Lebanon raid From AP-REUTER Eight Israeli soldiers were injured in a r.aid on the Lebanese village of Kfar Shouba Tuesday night, the Israeli army headquarters said today. The troops were on a search-and-destroy mission for Arab guerrillas when they heard women's screams and called to the women to leave their house, the army spokesman said., As they came out. two hand grenades Rail fare inquiry promised Ran trav- ellers will pay more beginning today but they have been promised a broad investiga- tion of rail fares. The Canadian transport coialiiission rejected Tuesday Association of Hnada (CAC) request to post- pone rail fare increases for 30 days. The increase took effect at midnight Tuesday.night. The commission said the CAC failed to show there are special circumstances or irreparable damage to con- sumers. were thrown at the women, wounding eight soldiers. Several houses were demo- lished in the raid on the village in the "Fatahland" region, said by Israel to be un- der the military control of Palestinian guerrilla groups. Kfar Shouba had been under intermittent Israeli shelling for the last four days, and Israeli troops raided the village on Saturday and Sun-, day night. Shortly after the battle, Is- raelis resumed shelling Kfar Shouba and the South Lebanese villages of Shabaa and Ein Kinya, residents said. The Palestine news agency WAFA said in Beirut that its commandos fought fierce bat- tles against Israeli troops which entered some areas of Kfar Shouba. It said several helicopters were seen picking up Israeli casualties. RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phorw 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Reporters favor guild WINNIPEG (CP) Editorial and advertising employees of the Free Press voted Tuesday by a margin of nearly two to one to be represented by the news- paper guild. The vote was ordered by the Manitoba labor board after an application for certification' was contested by the Indepen- dent Newspaper Employees' Association. taxes would be appropriate as he declared that the November budget will not keep unemployment down. "The situation is very dis- declared Stanfield following release of statistics showing a jump in seasonally adjusted unemployment from 5.5 percent in November to 6.1 percent in December. The government must take a far more determined course to keep unemployment down. "The government must create more he said. Stanfield was joined by other opposition spokesmen in criticizing lack of government action. Ed Broadbent, parliamen- tary leader of the New Democratic Party called for a massive infusion of funds into housing, for an extension of winter works programs and for government pressure on Auto sales start worst in 21 years DETROIT (AP) United States car sales in the first 10 days of 1975 were off to their worst start in at least 21 years, but General Motors says it will not slash prices to boost deliveries. "We have no plans to cut GM President Elliott Estes said Tuesday. "We have no plans for direct payments or rebates from General Motors to the customer." His remarks came shortly after GM, Chrysler and American Motors reported the sales declines. GM sales were down 27 per cent from a year ago and were the firm's lowest for the period since 1953, Chrysler sales were down 47 per cent and AMC were off 52 per cent. The Ford Motor Co. was to release its Jan. 1-10 sales fig- ures today. They are expected to show a decline of about 29 per cent. automobile manufacturers to "bring prices into line with the U.S." "We need an economic Broadbent told reporters. He said unemploy- ment could be expected to reach seven percent this year "and the government has done nothing since the elec- tion to bring in some program." Sinclair Stevens (PC York Simcoe) said the government has been "paralyzed with indecision." "Action should have been taken some time he stated, "each day the minister of finance waits in- volves more hardship for all Canadians." Stevens said there had been plenty of warning about rising unemployment. The con- ference board and similar bodies and economists have been forecasting that unless effective steps were under- taken to stimulate job creations, unemployment would rise sharply. Heward Graff ley (PC Brome Mississquoi) noted the worst increase in unemploy- ment came in Quebec where it increased 1.7 percent to an ac- tual rate of 8.2 percent. The actual number of un- employed in Quebec jumped from in November to in December. The 000 increase in Quebec un- employed represented almost half the national total of Grafftey said. He said the government must immediately adopt new programs to remedy inflation and produce jobs. News In brief Alleged killers launch suit Legislated end to strike sought MONCTON, N.B. (CP) Richard Ambrose, one of two men charged with the murder of two Moncton city police- ment and the kidnapping of a boy, began a civil suit Tues- day against the publishers of the Times and the Transcript, Moncton's two daily English- language newspapers. The suit alleges that the newspapers committeed libel against Ambrose in articles Dec. 14 and Dec. 16, 1974. Also Tuesday in a separate action, Ambrose and James Hutchison, the second man charged with kidnapping and murder punishable by death, served notice of intention to sue the same publishing com- pany and two of its employees. IBM men nabbed as spies KARLSRUHE, West Ger- many (Reuter) Nine employees of the Inter- national Business Machines Corp. have been arrested on suspicion of spying for the Soviet Union, it was reported today. West German federal prose- cutor Siegfried Buback said the arrests meant the crack- ing of one of the most signifi- cant industrial spying rings in West Germany. All those arrested are believed to be West Germans. Olympics strike may end QUEBEC govern- ment-imposed settlement to- day may end an illegal strike by iron workers that began Nov. 27 and halted construction on facilities for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Unions and employer associations, summoned before a labor and manpower committee of the national assembly Tuesday to explain the deadlock, remained oppos- ed on the crucial issue index- ing of workers' salaries to the cost of living. Labor Minister Jean Cournoyer called both sides before the committee to see if the problem could be settled before his deadline of today. Deal with Burger hinted NEW YORK (AP) John Dean, former White House counsel, said Tuesday he had been told that Richard Nixon was confident after talking with Chief Justice Warren Burger that the Supreme Court would rule in the former president's favor in the suit over the White House tapes. Dean said he had been told about the alleged conver- sations by Charles Colson, a former White House aide. REGINA (CP) The New Democratic Party government, object of hissing Tuesday from some of the un- ion members who helped elect it, hopes to push through special legislation today ordering power corporation workers back to their jobs. The workers, however, are already back on duty. "We have nothing to gain by staying said Alf Hill, president of Local 2067 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, whose members began returning to their posts Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of formal passage of the special legislation. The legislature was recalled from an adjournment for a special session to deal with back-to-work legislation to end the strike of electrical workers employed by the Saskatchewan Power Corp. Labor Minister Gordon Sny- der said the idea of com- pulsory arbitration "is repugnant" to the NDP, but he added: "Governments at any level, of any political stripe, would have no alternative but to introduce the kind of measure that is before this assembly when the public safety is in- volved, no matter how un- palatable the measure may be." But the opposition Liberals charged that the government had deliberately provoked the strike by employees of the government-owned corpora- tion so they could impress the public with their firmness towards unions. Chinese vice-premier dies at 74 PEKING (Reuter) Flags flew at half-mast in the Chinese capital today as the death was announced of Chinese vice-premier Li Fu- chun, aged 74. Li was one of China's leading economic experts, having held the post of chairman of the state plann- ing commission in Premier Chou En-lai's-cabinet since 1954. A member of the Politburo of the Communist party dur- ing the 1950's and 1960s, he had played no public role in political life in recent years. New arms talks set WASHINGTON (AP) White House press secretary Ron Nessen said Tuesday negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union on a new 10-year agree- ment to limit strategic offen- sive weapons will resume in Geneva on Jan. 31. UNITED MOTORS Cosmonauts in 5th day MOSCOW (AP) The two Soviet cosmonauts got down to scientific experiments in their Salyut-4 orbiting laboratory today, their fifth day in space, Tass news agency said. Accident damages awarded CO. LTD. Weather VANCOUVER (CP) Gordon Willis Shields, 23, of Quesnel, B.C. who suffered serious physical and mental damage in a traffic accident near Boston Bar, B.C., in 1972, was awarded in damages in court here Tuesday. Mr. Shields suffered severe brain damage which ac- cording to the court reduced his mental capacity to that of an eight year old boy. Edward Schroth and his father, George, both of Calgary, admitted full liability. Edmonton man on trial LAS VEGAS, New. (AP) Testimony has begun in the trial of a Canadian man charg- ed with the torture slayings of a California couple at a Las Vegas motel three years ago. The trial opened Monday for Lloyd Paulette, 26, of Edmon- ton, the third Edmonton man to be tried in the slayings of Joseph and Mary Carone, both 47, of San Jose, Calif. They were tortured and murdered in their motel room Dec. 18, 1971. Wealthy girl kidnapped WIGS e LONDON (Reuter) The 17-year-old daughter of a wealthy businessman was still missing early today, more than 24 hours after kidnappers demanded a f ransom for her safe return. Lesley Whittle disappeared from her home in the Midlands village of Highley early Tuesday. A message found at the house later, printed on several yards of plastic tape, threatened the girl's life if the ransom was not paid "within hours." SUNRISE THURSDAY 8 SUNSET H L Lethbridge 38 11 Pincher Creek 36 07 Medicine Hat 31 2 Edmonton 30 5 Grande Prairie 26 14 Banff. 29 Pre .26 .05 .15 .01 31 2 41 29 29 24 23 9 21 14 39 27 20 -1 20 -3 7 -14 24 Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina ___ Winnipeg Toronto Montreal St. John's 31 20 33 25 30 18 29 9 19 16 30 17 63 50 88 60 61 33 72 38 81 62 66 Charlottetown Fredericton ___ Chicago New York Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Honolulu Mexico City Manslaughter nets 2 years BOUTIQUES AND GIFT ITEMS ENTIRE STOCK JEWELLERY AND PURSES ENTIRE STOCK EDMONTON (CP) James Henry Cardinal, 44, a former band councillor at the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve near St. Paul was sentenced to two years in jail for manslaughter Tuesday in Alberta Supreme Court. Cardinal was charged in the July 14 shooting 'death of Yvonne Bretton, also of the reserve, as she sat with friends in a car outside his home. Mr. Justice Andre Duchene ruled Cardinal was not attempting to kill anyone but was attempting to discharge his rifle into the air. FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary Regions Today and tomorrow; Sunny. Brisk westerly winds along the mountains. Highs today 30 to 35. Lows tonight 10 to 15. Highs Thursday 35 to 40. Medicine Hat Region To- day and tomorrow: Sunny. Highs today 30 to 35. Lows tonight 5 to 10 above. Highs Thursday 35 to 40. Columbia, Kootenay regions Today and Thursday, sunny with morning cloudy inter- vals. Highs both days near 20. Lows tonight zero to 5 above. Temperatures 10 degrees higher in the West Kootenay. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and colder north rain or snow south ending later today. Clearing and colder all sections tonight. Sunny Thursday with increasing southwest winds along the east slopes of the Rockies. Highs today 25 to 35 south 15 to 25 north. Lows tonight zero to 15 west and south zero to 10 below northeast. Highs Thursday 25 to 35. West of Continental Divide Fog ending in the north rain or snow ending in the south later today. Clearing and colder tonight with extensive areas of valley fog by Thurs- day morning. Partly cloudy Thursday. Highs today 15 to 25 north 25 to 35 south. Lows tonight zero to 15 above. Highs Thursday mostly 20s. Extortion suspect released VICTORIAl (CP) A bomb scare at a Victoria bank Montreal manjaccused of try- last Thursday ing to extort from a bank last week, was released on his own recognizance Tues- day pending preliminary hearing in provincial court. Gilles Paul Proulx, 29, was charged in connection with a Judge William Ostler said the I crown submitted no evidence that he could use to require posting of bail or detention in custody for Proulx. New SAIT program studied LOUNGE SLEEPWEAR LINGERIE ENTIRE STOCK CALGARY (CP) The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is studying the feasibility of setting up a one year.program in chemical process operations, the first of its kind in the province, president Fred Jorgenson an- nounced Tuesday. He said SAIT has already filed a letter of intent with the provincial government, and Edmonton has replied that no other educational institution in Alberta has such a program. IT'S ON Our CATCH-UP 75 SALE We re selling 411 bur new 1975 AMC cars at over out cost at UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Air Canada cuts flights AUMLESFHUL TORONTO Can- ada will cut out 145 flights a week starting today, a spokes- man said Tuesday. Brock Stewart, a public relations officer, said Ontario, Quebec, United States and transatlantic flights are affected. Flights are being reduced because of light passenger loads in off-peak hours and because of economic con- ditions, he said. Air Canada said in its year- end statement that its net loss in 1974 operations was ft mil- lion. Mr. Stewart said the reduc- tions involve four per cent of the nights Air Canada operates during a normal week. AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 Banff to Goldei: Mostly a.m., Jan. 15. bare and though the road has Highway 3 Weil, Lethbridie been plowed and sanded there to Fort Macleod: Bare and dry. Fort Macleod to British Columbia Boundary: Mostly bare with_occasional slippery sections, sanded. Trails Caiada West, Calgary to Buff: Bare and dry in the driving lanes with Southern Alberta are reported occasional slippery sections, to be bare and dry. PORTS OF ENTRY opeiiif chntag limes: Camay S f.m. to 6 p.m.; Chief Mountain, closed; Gratis open 24 hours; Del to 6p.m.; open J4 hours; Porthlll Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; RpoteviHe 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times .Mountain are occasional slippery sec- tions. Golden to Rogers Pass and Revelstoke: Mostly bare in the driving lanes and the The road has been road has been plowed and sanded. There are some slippery sections. All other highways in ;