Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, January 18, 1975 News In brief Troops unload India freight NEW DELHI (AP) Re- serve troops unloaded ships in India's two largest ports to- day to keep much-needed food imports moving despite a na- tionwide dockers' strike, of- ficials reported. Union leaders denounced use of the militiamen and ac- cused Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's government of try- ing to break the three-day old strike by some longshoremen. A shipping and transport ministry spokesman said the Territorial Army was un- loading food and oil ships in Calcutta and Bombay har- bors. But he said the soldiers would not be used for other cargo. Helms to face questions WASHINGTON (AP) Richard Helms, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, faces questioning by the Senate foreign relations committee next Wednesday about ap- parent discrepancies in his statements concerning the agency's domestic activities. Committee Chairman John Sparkman (Dem. Ala.) said Friday he will ask Helms, now ambassador to Iran, to "harmonize the two versions" he has given. The testimony will be taken in closed session. Realtor follows Strom footsteps MEDICINE HAT (Staff) of Cypress to diversify our A 23-year-old realtor Friday agricultural inputs in some of was nominated to succeed our communities to insure former premier Harry Strom, stability and he said. 60, as MLA for Cypress. Stability is best obtained by Barry Bernhardt of allowing free enterprise to Foremost was nominated function little interference as possible, Mr. Bernhardt said. Mr. Romeike said the pre- sent government is run by a small, select group of people, backed by an array of civil servants and public relations election, chaired the meeting personnel attempting to con- which chose his successor vince the electorate its money is being well spent. But taxes remained high ail the same, he said. The county school coun- cillor also deplored the "overemphasis on academic education to the detriment, of technical and trades space." "We must certainly place emphasis on highly trained over Frank Romeike, 58, deputy reeve for the County of Forty Mile, at a meeting attended by 162 voting delegates. Mr. Strom, who is retiring from politics before the next Pay cut gets no comment OTTAWA (CP) The prime minister's office refus- ed to comment Friday on a proposal that Ontario cabinet ministers take a five-per-cent pay cut to show leadership in the fight against inflation. The proposal by Eric Winkler, chairman of the provincial cabinet's manage- ment board, came as the federal government prepared to continue the fight for higher MP's salaries. If the majority Liberals get approval for their latest salary proposal, cabinet salaries will rise to almost a year from the pre- sent Communist missiles down helicopters A ttack Greek Cypriot dem- onstrators attacked the American Embassy build- ing in Nicosia today amid Air fares adjusted WASHINGTON (AP) The United States Civil Aeronautics Board approved Friday a limited discount air fare plan proposed by American Airlines but re- jected more liberal plans pro- posed by other carriers. The American Airlines plan, which won unanimous approval of the five-member board, calls for a 20-per-cent to 25-per-cent discount on day flights of more than miles. It also contains several blackout days when the dis- count fares do not apply and requires that the discount tickets be purchased at least 14 days in advance of the flight. An American Airlines spokesman in Toronto said customers flying to and from points in Canada will not be able to take advantage of the plan until it is approved by the Canadian transport com- mission. From AP-REUTEB SAIGON Com- munit-led gunners hit two South Vietnamese helicopters and a bomber today, killing 13 persons, the Saigon command reported. Viet Cong terrorists also hurled explosives at a Saigon police station, killing one policeman and woundjng seven others, authorities said. In Cambodia, insurgent forces shelled the besieged Mekong River town of Neak Luong, killing or wounding at least 30 soldiers and civilians, military sources said. The rebels also rocketed the Phnom Penh airport, killing one person and wounding six, informants said. The Saigon command said one of the choppers was down- ed by a missile in the Mekong Delta, 45 miles southwest of Henry plans Mideast tour Provinces to discuss housing increase WASHINGTON (AP) State Secretary Henry Kissinger is working this weekend on plans for a new Middle East trip he probably will undertake within the next few weeks. Three days of talks with Is- Modern Maid's Cook-'n-Clean Centre! A FULL-FEATURE OVEN, COOKTOP DISHWASHER VENT HOOD In a Floorspace Z-YR. WARRANTY fat Full D.lill.Cill GERARD PLETTELL 328-5541 Smith's Color TV Appliances 236 11th SI N ci osrn MONDAYS raeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon served to convince Kissinger that his on-site diplomacy may bridge the narrowing gap between Egypt and Israel. Allon told reporters Friday he had "a notion" that Egypt may be ready to negotiate another interim settlement with Israel. The foreign minister also announced Kissinger had accepted "in principle" an invitation to visit his country. U.S. delays plane deal WASHINGTON state department is withholding approval of the sale of eight Lockheed C-130 transports to Libya "given the over-all state of U.S.-Libya officials said Friday. The 520-million deal has been under review for about a year. The officials said it has not been killed, but simply held in abeyance. Libya, an anti-U.S. Arab state, has received front-line jets and other modern military equipment from the Soviet Union and France. OTTAWA (CP) The federal government will meet with the provinces in Ottawa Jan. 30 to discuss how to boost housing production, Urban Af- fairs Minister Barney Danson said Friday. The minister said in an interview that the federal government has set a "realistic target" of about to housing starts this year. There were about starts last year, well below the 1973 record of un- its. That was also below the Economic Council of Canada target of starts a year to meet demand. But Mr. Danson said the Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. estimates starts is enough to handle additional family formations and im- migration. The urban affairs minister said housing ministers from all provinces have accepted invitations to the Jan. 30 meeting. It is the first federal- provincial housing conference since January, 1973. "We will be discussing plans for the future and every possible way we can increase the housing stock in he said. As well as increasing con- struction of new housing, the minister said he is concerned about rehabilitation of sub- standard units. "I understand there are housing units which are substandard and are ready for demolition." Government funds would go mainly to repairing and im- proving houses belonging to poorer people in regions where there was high un- employment. the South Vietnamese capital, killing all 12 persons aboard. Meanwhile, in Laos the Communist-led Pathet Lao news agency (KPL) accused the United States of carrying out repeated reconnaissance flights over Pathet Lao- controlled areas early this month. The North Vietnam news agency, quoting a KPL report, says the flights concentrated on Oudoosay province in up- per Laos and the province of Luang Prabang. Communist-led rebels, pressing down on the northern approaches to the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, launched 17 rockets into the city's suburbs, killing one person and wounding four, Cambodian military sources said today. Fighting still is going on north and northwest of the capital where fuel and rice supplies are reaching a low level. No supply convoy has sailed the Mekong River to Phnom Penh since the in- surgent offensive began New Year's Day. Ford speech tour plugs economy plan WASHINGTON (AP) Faced with mounting opposi- tion from congressional Democrats, President Ford will try to sell his economic recovery program directly to the people in a series of speeches across the United States. Meanwhile, Americans re- ceived more bad news about the economy Friday. The government reported that the number of housing units started last month dropped to the lowest level in eight years. White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen told of Ford's plans for the speaking trips. "There are no dates and places nailed he said, adding that the series of trips might begin later this month. Reverse sought WASHINGTON (AP) All four former Nixon adminis- tration officials found guilty in the Watergate cover-up trial have asked that the con- victions be reversed. Defence appointments OTTAWA (CP) Defence Minister James Richardson announced appointments Fri- day in connection with his new look for the armed forces. Lt.-Gen. William Carr.now- deputy chief of defence staff, will become commander of the new Air Command. Maj.-Gen. Jacques Chouinard, now head of the reserves, will be promoted to lieutenant-general and take charge of Mobile Command. Rear-Admiral Douglas Boyle will remain head of Maritime Command but will advance to vice-admiral. The changes allow for eve- ning up of ranks. At present mobile is commanded by Lt.- Gen. S. C. Waters, a "three- star" general. Admiral Boyle at present is the equivalent of a "two-star" major-general. Western farm leaders resist consumer voice BRIDGE RUQ DRAPES LTD. FMIIITIMATII COLLIQIMAU REGINA (CP) Western agricultural leaders ended their annual meeting Friday after displaying lessened op- position to federal agriculture policies but intensified resistance to the growing con- sumer movement. Delegates to the two-day conference passed scores of resolutions at the final session. But two key decisions were to reject resolutions calling for the Canadian wheat board to have extended powers and for consumer representatives to be allowed on marketing boards. Provincial federations of agriculture opposed the suggestion, by the Manitoba farm bureau, that there be "changes in legislation that would permit a consumer representative from the Con- sumers Association of Can- ada on producer marketing board where the primary producers agree." The bureau said consumer groups claim that producer- controlled marketing boards artificially inflatejood prices. Allowing a consumer representative on such boards would improve consumer un- ,derstanding of board actions. The proposed resolution, however, was rejected by about a 5-to-l margin. BE TRUSTED Several speakers said con- sumer representatives could not be trusted to keep con- fidential information they would get while serving on marketing boards. Bill Marshall, a vice- president of the Saskatchewan wheat pool, said "It's our product, and we have the right to market il." Two defeated resolutions would have urged that the wheat board be "the sole mar- keting agency for wheat, oats and barley" and that feed grains be placed under the ex- clusive jurisdiction of the board. The defeated second resolu- tion also condemned the federal feed grains policy, which allows buyers from all areas of Canada to deal directly with producers rather than having to go through the board. Delegates, however, also made it clear that they wish no further weakening of the board. They asked in other resolutions that the board con- tinue to set grain delivery quotas and that top board of- ficials be the main spokesmen for the board, not political leaders or federal bu- reaucrats. The conference also approv- ed federal policy of im- mediately abandoning 525 miles of little-used Prairie railway track, studying the future of more miles, and guaranteeing continued use of the remaining miles for J8 years. within the party. Mr. Bernhardt will face Progressive Conservative candidate Allan Hyland of Bow Island and New Democrat Allen Eng of Manyberries when the elec- tion is called, probably by June. The nomination was held in conjunction with the Socred nomination for Medicine Hat Redcliff which saw Bill Wyse chosen by acclamation to contest his second term in the legislature. About 350 peo- ple turned out to the joint meeting. Conservative Jim Horsman is the only other clouds of tear gas. Story candidate nominated in the Page 1. RIVARD FROSTY TO PRESS MONTREAL (CP) Lucien Rivard came home from a United States penitentiary late Friday and pleaded for "time to think" when he was jumped by a posse of reporters at Montreal International Airport. The 59-year-old Montrealer whose ex- ploits shook the Cana- dian political scene in the mid-1960s was released from U.S. federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pa., earlier Friday after serving nine years of a 20-year sentence for narcotics smuggling. "I'll have to bring a hose Rivard told a questioner who asked him whether he planned to flood any rinks. Rivard's notoriety reached its apogee in March, 1965, when he escaped from Bordeaux prison here with the aid of a hose he had borrow- ed ostensibly to flood a prison a time when the temperature was a balmy 40 degrees. The Rivard exploits became the biggest news story of 1965 after the sturdily-built in- dicted narcotics offender staged a battle against extradition, to the United States, a bat- tle that resulted in a major scandal in the Liberal government of the late Lester Pearson. Medicine Hat constituency to this point. Mr. Bernhardt said his most important task will be to maintain the quality of representation given the con- stituency by Mr. Strom. The former premier has represented Cypress in the legislature for 20 years. "I believe ours to be the' party of Mr. Bernhardt said. "I believe we in Social Credit can in this next election and in the years to come provide to the people of Alberta an attractive and viable alternative to our pre- sent government and I want to be part of it." "I am convinced that it is not only possible but highly desirable in our constituency Fresh auto layoffs, recall DETROIT (AP) About fewer auto workers will be out of work next Monday as Ford Motor Co. and General Motors reopen more than a dozen assembly plants that were closed this week. Even so, about of the industry's workers still will be off the job when the new week begins, a result of poor sales. Language skill poor VANCOUVER (CP) Nearly 40 per cent of first- year students at the Universi- ty of British Columbia have failed a new examination for testing basic English com- position. Dr. J. L. Wisenthal, chairman of the first year English course said Friday that students will take the test again during the spring and if they fail again they will be out. professional he said. "But we must not neglect the training of technicians and tradesmen." Sec other story Page 1. Com hoarding requested OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Labor Congress is urging its 1.9 million members to each buy worth of coins and hoard them until a strike by 550 Royal Canadian Mint workers is over. The campaign comes after the Public Service Alliance, which represents the employees in Ottawa, Hull, Que., and Winnipeg, called upon other labor organizations' to help intensify an existing coin shortage and put pressure on mint manage- ment. Domestic coins are in short supply and staff at the mint has been doubled in the last year, partly to reduce the shortage and partly to produce special Olympic coins for the 1976 Montreal Games. A strike began at the mint about 10 days ago after media- tion talks failed. There have been no negotiations since. They gave Anonymous, Cranhrook.........5.00 Herbert Mundt, Picture Butte 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. John Mundt, Picture Butte.........................10.00 Turin Elementary School.......25.71 Leth Coaldale 4-H Beef Club, County of Lethbridge 26, Lethbridee...................100.00 Total........................194.41 Total to Date Financing for Business MR.A. VANDERHEIDE, one of our representatives Will beat COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Town Hill, Pictira Buffi, Mbiili y, Jniiry Phoni: 732-4482. 740- 4th South LITHBRIDQE, Alberta There is increasing evidenc that more than dietary iron needed to prevent iron-defi ciency anemia. Iron alone doe not work. We have known fo a long time that Vitamin C helps, as does the right amoun of stomach acids. Now we lean that foilc acid must be in foot to prevent anemia although yoi must not take it as a supple ment because it may hide the symptoms ot anemia. This puts us back to talking about th need to eat natural food, as deep green leafy vegetables 3 one of the sure sources o folfc acid. Lean beef, veal eggs and whole grain cereals and bread are good sources none of which should be over- cooked. It isnt enough to ea! he right foods, but we also must eat enough of the right amount of food. In pregnancy a special need for folic acic arises as it does in infancy f mothers were low in folic acid luring their pregnancy Anemia is quite common in elderly people, especially il riey have an organic disease. Stomach flu, where there liahrrea vomiting, may ;ause folic acid deficiency. Sabres, who cannot eat the oods given as high In folic cid, may become anemic and tay that way for too long a time, o mothers need to know of he possibility. The College ext book noted as reference as this to say about treat- ment, "The administration of olic acid to patients with meg- loblastic anemia brings about ramatic reversal of the changes bone marrow. The red lood cells become normal size, their number Increases, he total hemoglobin increases, nd the leukocyte levels re- jrn to normal." Natural food important although more oncentrated forms of nu- ients are needed at times, and Thera- eutic Nutrition, 14th ed., by orrine H. Robinson, 1972. Lelhbrldge Ilk Foundation.