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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE'LETHBBIDQE HERALD Thurtday, January 16, 1975 Ford proposals facing slow House action WASHINGTON (AP) House Democrats hope to pass a tax cut within two months but they say the rest of President Ford's economic and energy proposals face slower action and consider- able revision. Several Democrats said the measures outlined by Ford in a sombre State of the Union speech Wednesday will fail to revitalize the slumping econ- Diefenbaker honored by B'nai B'rith WINNIPEG (CP) Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker was honored Wednesday as the first Cana- dian to receive the B'nai B'rith distinguished humanitarian award. Mr: Diefenbaker is the third person to receive the inter- national award. The two earlier recipients were U.S. presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. After receiving the award at a banquet, the former prime minister criticized the Cana- dian government's decision to abstain on the vote that per- mitted Palestinian guerilla leader Yasser Arafat to speak to the United Nations General Assembly last year. "In effect, by abstaining, Canada was afraid to take a fair, just and honorable stand. Canada has nothing to fear from the Arab countries. It is incomprehensible." As for the international or- ganization itself, Mr. Diefenbaker said; "The UN is on a slide to sui- cide. Race and color have brought about blocs who are joining together to support things which cannot but un- dermine peace." omy and will increase in- flationary pressures by driv- ing up the price of fuel. For the most part, Republi- can lawmakers said Ford had faced up to the nation's prob- lems and that it now is up to the majority Democratic Con- gress to act. The views of House leaders were con- sidered particularly signifi- cant because the constitution requires all revenue legisla- tion to originate there. With most of the cheers coming from the minority Republicans, Ford's 41- minute address was interrupted only nine times for applause, far below the usual average for presidential speeches to Congress. The president had predicted such a reception when he told the joint session: "The state of the union is not good... I've got bad news and I don't ex- pect much, if any, applause." Ford's proposals included: two-stage tax reduction, including a 12-per-cent rebate on 1974 taxes up to plus a permanent lowering of tax rates, mostly for lower- income families, starting this year; package of energy taxes expected to raise fuel prices by 10 cents a gallon, and increased levies on windfall oil company profits. CEMA still without program to slow egg deterioration Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Facing an egg surplus even larger than last year's, the Cana- dian Egg Marketing Agency is still without a program to slow down the rate of deterioration of the eggs. CEMA spokesman Jamie Fisher acknowledged Wednesday that the agency is not spraying its stock of sur- plus eggs with an oily substance to stop air seeping through the shell even though Agriculture Minister Gene Whelan suggested this method of preservation last year. Fisher said the spraying program js not being carried out because it would entail the installation of special equip- ment at grading stations, and CEMA doesn't control the stations across Canada. "We haven't reached that degree of nationalization he said. Meanwhile, the Conservative con- sumer affairs critic in Parliament, James McGrath, said the admission by CEMA that there is already a surplus of 40 million eggs, growing by 15 million a week, shows that the special Commons committee looking into last year's egg scandal was a charade. The committee was set up after CEMA disclosed that 28 million surplus eggs had to be destroyed because they had gone rotten in storage. "At the time the committee was hearing witnesses, massive egg sur- pluses were being accumulated by CEMA and the committee was being deliberately the Tory MP charged. McGrath said it is evident that Whelan hasn't been able to convince his cabinet colleagues of the necessity of co ordinating the import of U.S. eggs with domestic egg production, and that neither the minister, the agency nor the National Farm Products Marketing Council have any control over the production of eggs. He said the agency should be placed directly under cabinet control, since Whelan is unable to carry out his responsibilities. An emergency meeting of CEMA's board of directors will be held Friday to deal with what one industry spokesman was quoted as calling "a disaster." News In brief Whelan refuses egg blame LONDON, Ont. (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Wednesday he has no intention of taking the blame for producers' actions. Commenting on reports that there now is a surplus of some 40 million dozen eggs in the country, the minister said much of the surplus can be blamed on producers who have not cut their production quotas. Runaway MP not quitting LONDON (Reuter) The case of Britain's runaway Member of Parliament, John Storehouse, took another dra- matic turn Wednesday night with a government announce- ment that the former minister is not resigning his seat in the House. Labor Whip Bob Meliish said a communication had been received saying that the 52-year-old Stonehouse is not resigning his seat. Political observers said this would mean a resolution to ex- pel Stonehouse from the House. Colby outlines CIA operations against U.S. anti-war radicals Viet Cong shells Saigon WASHINGTON (AP) CIA Director William Colby faces questioning by the Senate armed services committee about his admission that the spy agency has conducted do- mestic surveillance operations. Colby, scheduled to testify today before the armed ser- vices panel, denied Wednes- day published reports that the CIA "conducted a massive il- legal domestic intelligence operation." However, in a lengthy state- ment, he outlined agency spy operations directed against antiwar radicals and other dissidents in the United States. Colby also acknowledged that the CIA had established files on some American citizens. Colby's statement, released after a closed-door Rising prices creating unemployment Stanfield appearance before senior members of the Senate appropriations committee, also revealed the existence of other CIA domestic activities involving wiretapping, sur- veillance and opening the mail of American citizens. Colby also revealed for the first time a number of other domestic operations: 1. The "CIA employed tele- phone taps directed against 21 residents of the United States between 1951 and 1965 to check on leaks of classified in- formation." 2. From 1953 until 1973, the CIA opened "selected mail be- tween the U.S. and two Communist countries" in an effort "to identify individuals in active correspondence with Communist countries." 3. From 1966 to 1971 the agency was responsible for three break-ins in the Washington, D.C., area, all aimed at employees or former employees suspected of security violations. SAIGON (AP) Viet Cong gunners shelled South Viet- nam's biggest military train- ing centre in suburban Saigon Wednesday night, killing four persons and wounding more than 40. Associated Press photogra-' pher Dang Van Phuoc reported from the Quang Trung training centre six miles northwest of Saigon that two trainees were killed when five shells landed on the centre, which contained between and per- sons at the time. 'Ruling strengthens parties' WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic and Republican leaders say a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court has strengthened the two political parties and added to their re- sponsibilities. The court ruled unanimous- ly Wednesday that national party conventions play such a crucial role in the political process that the parties can refuse to seat delegates chosen in state elections. B.C. landlords protest CIA waste of money HALIFAX (CP) Opposi- tion Leader Robert Stanfield said Wednesday rising prices are creating unemployment in Canada. Mr. Stanfield was com- menting on figures released Monday which showed the Sask. minister silent consumer price index rose another percentage point in December, bringing the total increase in 1974 to 12.4 per cent. The Progressive Conser- vative leader said the federal government seems to be hop- ing that inflation will "just go away." However, prices have continued to rise and have fostered unemployment because demand for products has fallen off in the face of the government is waiting for a recession to help curb in- Mr. Stanfield said. "All we'll get is massive unemployment." Canada probably could avoid a major recession because of its wealth of natural resources, but the federal government must use its parliamentars majority to take a decisive stand against inflation, he said. on power worker issue coura REGINA (CP) The un- Kim Thorson did not answer precedented sight of a questions about his role in outsid Saskatchewan New Democrat negotiations preceding a four- But ir government legislating an end day strike by employees of belie to a labor dispute was Saskatchewan Power Corp. greate overshadowed Wednesday by And despite his unrespon- come the tight-lipped silence of the siveness, the Liberals voted Jnste cabinet minister most direct- with the government in pass- excess ly involved in the dispute. ing legislation that will im- would Despite frequent challenges pose binding arbitration on increa by opposition Liberals in the SPC and the International produc legislature, Industry Minister Brotherhood of Electrical Fina Wnrtprq TnpaJ 9flfi7 if iho av. government had en-jed (he public to believe on was inevitable and the impact of factors e of Canada, he said. 1975 most economists ve that the single st cause of inflation will rom within the country, ad of being caused be ve demand, inflation continue because of ses in the costs of ing goods, nee Minister John had talked in general about an incomes but it was becoming nt that Canadians were conned" into believing mething would be done 3at inflation, he said. 3Uld hate to think that tf'ftttttttint BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE two parties do not agree on a terms 1975 contract within 45 days, policy, The legislation, given im- appare mediate royal assent by Lt.- being Gov. Stephen Worobetz, also that so provides fines for renewed to com strike action. WASHINGTON (AP) At- torney-General William Saxbe has called for a high-level in- quiry to determine whether the United States government's intelligence operations produce useful in- formation or simply waste money. "After such a shakedown, I think our intelligence agen- cies would be leaner, tougher, more he said. In an interview Wednesday, Saxbe said the government should launch an inquiry to de- termine the effectiveness of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the intelligence operations of the FBI and the military. On another topic, Saxbe said aides to former president Richard Nixon repeatedly put pressure on him to choke off the Watergate investigation and to assign justice depart- ment lawyers to Nixon's defence. He said he rebuffed their entreaties. VANCOUVER (CP) The situation which will result from landlords withholding suites from the rental market in British Columbia will not become fully evident until March, a landlords' spokesman said Wednesday. Robert Gibson, chairman of the Rental Housing Council of British Columbia, commented on the decision by some landlords to withhold suites in protest against the provincial government's rental increase limit. The protest began last November. Mr. Gibson predicted in December that people .would be sleeping in their cars by Feb. 1 when the full impact of the landlords' protest would be felt. Overdose kills secretary Power-sharing agreement to guide Angola freedom CHICAGO (AP) Bobbie Arnstein, Playboy magazine secretary found dead in a hotel room, was killed by lethal doses of three drugs, toxicologists said Wednesday. The body of the 34-year-old woman was found Monday and police said a suicide note had also been found. Miss Arnstein, executive secretary to publisher Hugh Hefner, had been sentenced to serve 15 years in a cocaine conspiracy case. But Coroner Andrew Toman said a tox- icological report showed no evidence of hard drugs or alcohol. PENINA, Portugal (Reuter) An unusual ex- periment in power sharing among three armed liberation movements has been prepared to guide Angola, potentially one of Africa's richest territories, to inde- pendence Nov. 11. Portugal signed an inde- pendence agreement here Wednesday night with the three African nationalist movements it had been fighting in Angola for the last 13 years. It establishes delicate mechanisms enabling the three rival movements to share control of a transitional government and a new Angolan national army. The independence settle- ment for Angola, Portugal's largest African territory, climaxes the process of decolonization began by last April's military coup in Por- tugal. Portuguese President Fran- cisco da Costa Gomes said it ends an epoch of blood and tears in Angola and expressed the hope the new rulers would overcome their social, philo- sophical and political differ- ences and avoid racism. Agostinho Neto, chairman of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, said the agreement buries colonial pretensions for ever and ends a period of unjust relations for the African continent. Quake damage light Policemen wounded, escaped con captured MESSINA (AP) Two sharp earthquakes centred in the Strait of Messina rocked Messina on the Sicilian coast and Reggio Calabria across the strait on the Italian mainland early today. Damage was light, but two elderly men died of heart at- tacks in Messina, police reported. Civil service strike hinted OTTAWA (CP) Barry Forsyth, 31, of Toronto was charged today with attempted murder, armed robbery and attempted abduction in connection with the shooting of two Ottawa policemen and a civilian Wednesday night. Forsyth, who escaped from Collins Bay penitentiary earlier Wednesday by hijack- ing a bus at gunpoint, is to appear in court later today. Constable Robert Proulx, 30, a nine-year veteran of the VICTORIA (CP) Last "We're teetering on the month s walkout by federal brink of a national strike- I government employees in ma- think Ws inevitablei we jor Canadian centres was a lt '_. dress rehearsal for a probable T ll' Tom Dalze11' business agent on Vancouver strike which will hit the entire country in mid February, a union spokesman said Wednesday. force and father of two, un- derwent surgery today to remove bullets in his shoulder, stomach and thigh. The Ottawa General Hospital said he was improving from his earlier condition de- scribed as critical: Constable William Mason, i p 22, is in good condition after UlOU attends Mineral receiving wounds in the back. Robert Jordan, 29, of Tou- raine, Que., was released from hospital after treatment of an arm wound. Island for the Public Service Alliance of Canada, said in an interview. Chrysler Canada Ltd. will rebate Directly to delivery of a Dodge Dart Sport. Come in and see one of the Happy Face Salesmen at King Chrysler January 25th for further details. The ill Hoppyface Pkxe I In bmlnwi to unto Kino CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. 3rd AVMUI ill lib Strut South Dodge Phoni 328-9271 Canada pressing U.S. for Garrison controls sion from his hospital room, to pay his respects to an old comrade. Fu-chun, one of China's six vice-premiers, who died last week. Golda has operation Herald Washington Bureau WASHINGTON-Canada will press today for specific guarantees to back up the vague assurances of the U.S. government that the Garrison irrigation project in North Dakota will not pollute Manitoba rivers. A delegation of senior Cana- dian officials, led by Am- bassador Marcel Cadieux, will demand that the U.S. commit itself to changes in construc- tion plans that would eliminate the project's dangerous side-effects for water quality, as well as damaged marine, life and potential flooding. But there are indications the Canadians may come away from a meeting at the U.S. interior department emp- ty handed, or at least nothing but more stantiated by a commitment to a new construction Canada's envi- ronment will not be harmed. Earlier this week, the U.S. state department informed the Canadian embassy here that it would prefer no organized news briefing take place after today's talks. Canadian diplomats of course, that situation could change at the last minute. Commenting on the request, one American asked that his name not be used commented Wednesday: "We don't want a briefing because we're not go- ing to come out of this looking good." "If there were going to be an agreement, some breakthrough, then, naturally, we'd want to talk to the press." JERUSALEM (AP) For- mer Israeli premier Golda Meir successful cataract operation today, Hadassah hospital reported. Hospital sources said the 76- year-old matriarch of Israeli politics was in excellent condition following the operation. Mrs. Meir entered the hospital Wednesday. Congratulations... INTERCONTINENTAL TRUCK BODY LTD. on YOUR OPENING WE ARE PLEASED TO BE PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE FEDERATED INSURANCE P.O. Box 1056 L.thbridg. BUSINESS HOME CAR LIFE Specialists in Insurance lor Business since 1904 W.T. (WILL) CHARLESWORTH, Dlllrlet Manager Phont 327-8706 ;