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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, January 10, 1974 News In brief Thieu can try third term SAIGON (Reuter) South Vietnam's National Assembly passed a bill today to change the constitution and allow President Nguyen Van Thieu to stand for a third term next year, the Senate president an- nounced. The Senate president an- nounced that 153 out of the 206 senators and deputies present at the joint emergency session supported the bill which was more than the two-thirds ma- jority necessary for con- stitutional changes. The proposals allow Thieu a third term, permit him to con- tinue appointing province chiefs and remove the country's legal associations from election of Supreme Court judges Skylab physicist happy HOUSTON (AP) Skylab 3 astronaut Edward Gibson, a solar physicist, suddenly is a happy man. The sun, relative- ly quiet for two months, is showing signs of life. "I'm feeling a lot Gibson said Friday as he photographed a huge cloud of gas and debris spewing more than a million miles into space from the surface of the sun. Later in the day, he cap- tured another burst of energy through Skylab's telescopes. Gibson scheduled several hours at the telescopes today as he, Gerald Carr and William Pogue whirled through the 65th day of their planned 84-day space journey. For two months Gibson has been diligently scanning the sun, but except for a few small surges of activity, his target was un-co-operative. It now is the quiet period of an 11-year solar cycle, but the Skylab 2 crew had observed several unexpected flares and Gibson had hoped for more of the same. Study of the quiet activity is important to understanding how the sun controls the solar system. But to a solar physicist orbiting earth, a large flare or other prominent feature is the thing because they cause more dynamic interplanetary changes. Olympic coin sales delayed MONTREAL pic coins, originally scheduled to reach Canadian banks and coin dealers for sale by mid- January, have been delayed by "usual production break-in Austin Page, gen- eral manager of the Olympic coin division said Friday. However, many coins have reached Japan but these are not part of the same sets which are to be sold domestically, Mr. Page said. He said Olympic coins have been shipped to Japan since Dec 18 and are going overseas rather than being sold here because "we found an alternate way of encasing the coins that was acceptable to the Japanese distributors." Boats collide on Mississippi NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) A woman and her five-year- old son are among about 13 persons still being sought by rescue teams after a flaming tanker-freighter collision on the Mississippi River Friday. Rescuers waited for fog to lift today to resume searching for the missing from the 551- foot tanker Key ed with tons of fuel oil, gasoline and aviation and the 657-foot Norwegian freighter Baune, carrying aluminum ore. Two persons were known dead but 61 persons, including the woman's husband and an- other son, were saved after the vessels collided about 75 miles south of here, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Voluntary arbitration favored TORONTO (CP) Federal Labor Minister John Munro [Carpet] Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 nir. steam Carpet Cleaning World monetary reforms to wait ROME (AP) After a weeklong meeting of the International Monetary Fund, indications are that reform of the world's monetary system is still at least two years away. Officially, the IMF target date of July 31 still stands for agreement on a more stable monetary system to finance world trade. But IMF experts now believe the current stopgap system of floating ex- change rates will go on well into 1976. The reforms, which are sup- posed to smooth world trade, have in recent months been a victim of trade disruptions caused by the skyrockeding price of oil. The oil price increases are expected to add billion to the import bills of countries that buy oil from other coun- tries. And unless there is prog- ress at next month's crisis meeting of top oil importers, the oil issue may continue to block monetary reform, the experts say. The lack of progress toward reform may mean a continued Canadians study militia reserves B.C. IT jbleafrs L s roads said Friday Parliament should only act to stop a strike "when it is satisfied that an individual right has become a public wrong." Mr. Munro, here to address the Ontario chapter of the American Foundrymen's Society, said however, it is difficult to determine in ad- vance when or where a strike should be prohibited or ended. The length of a strike, the extent of the disruption and public interest are all critical factors, he said. The labor minister also said he is opposed to permanent compulsory arbitration "even in so-called essential in- dustries." He said he favored volun- tary arbitration as one of the tools or techniques for settling disputes. LIVES IN MOUNTAINS The mountain marmot lives high in mountain regions and hibernates for more than half the-year. VANCOUVER (CP) Snow-blocked highways connecting the central British Columbia communities of Kitimat and Terrace with Prince George were cleared Friday after 48 inches of snow fell in two days. The road to Prince Rupert from Prince George was ex- pected to open today after it remained blocked by a snow slide. Roads had been closed late Thursday. The record snowfall closed several schools and hampered motorists, but RCMP said no serious incidents were reported. Flights to Terrace were cancelled Friday, although Canadian National Railways trains were running all day. The passenger train from Jasper to Prince Rupert was almost five hours late because snow had to be cleared from the track. The rail line to Kitimat was closed Friday. For the children? The children's matinee at this Edmonton theatre Saturdays and Sundays is probably a very appropriate one, despite the adult fare that gets top billing. There could, however, be some embarrassed faces on the part of the management should the reels be switched. Oil import cost may increase By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) The men behind Canada's armed forces reserve units are expected to take a close look this year at a United States system that calls for employer support of the idea of citizen soldiers. The system used in the United States to gain support for the National Guard and the various reserve forces was ex- plained at the annual Confer- ence of Defence Associations that ended today. The reaction, at least among the top people in the convention, was such that the associations are expected to pursue the idea that reserves can gain in significance if there is support from in- dustry. The American planjaunch- ed last year, was explained Forest profits stay low Friday by Bng.-Geir. John W. Richardson past presi- dent of the American Associa- tion of Reserve Forces. Gen. Richardson said now that the U.S. is out of Vietnam and has gone to an all- volunteer army, the reserves and guard units are providing 30 per cent of the U.S. armed forces strength while using only five per cent of the defence budget. The American idea interested Col. J. H. Turnbull of Saint John, N.B., outgoing chairman of the conference. rise in the value of the United States dollar and the rise in the price of gold, which on Friday set a record high of an ounce in Paris. DOLLAR GOES UP The U.S. dollar now is float- ing outside fixed exchange rates, according to supply and demand. In recent months it has been floating up, helped by investors who think the oil squeeze will hurt the U.S. less than Western Europe or Japan. A principle area of reform would be the return of many currencies to fixed exchange rates, but Jeremy Morse of Britain, who heads the Group of 20 drafting the reforms, said Friday that a return to fixed rates will probably have to wait until 1976. Further IMF meetings are scheduled forMarch, May and June, but if the June session does not agree on reforms, the Group of 20 will hand over its reform tasks to a new IMF body, a Council of Governors, which will meet four times a year. MAY INCLUDE CANADA Finance Minister John Turner of Canada said the new Council of Governors likely will include Canada and, said the agreement to set it up was one of the main ac- complishments of the meet- ing. "This will give us an impor- tant political body to super- vise he said. Stewart heads supply board WASHINGTON (Reuter) World oil import costs might increase by billion to billion this year, a World Bank study shows. The study forecasts an in- crease in total import bill to all oil-importing countries. The increase, the study says, will be to about billion to billion this year from about billion in 1973 due to recent price increases by the oil producers. It was this report that prompted World Bank Presi- dent Robert McNamara to issue a warning Wednesday about the adverse impact of- the price increases on the developing countries. The study outlines the direct impact of the oil price increases on less-developed countries and will be com- plemented later by a report to be submitted to the board of the bank by experts and con- sultants. The study made available Friday bases its projections on an estimated import price, including freight charges, of a barrel lasting through the year. On that assumption the cost of crude oil imported by the world from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, except Ecuador which did not join the organization until last November, will increase in 1974 to about billion from the 1973 level of about billion. Master's Touch Quartet Saturday, Jan. 19th p.m. Lethbridge Alliance Church 1202 3rd Avtnut South Justice Hallos ruling supports rail union VANCOUVER (CP) British Columbia's forest in- dustry has averaged a return on invested capital of only '3.6 per cent over the past seven years, the chairman of Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd., T. G. Rust, said Friday. He told the B.C. Truck Loggers Association conven- tion there is a feeling in the public mind that corporate profits are somehow immoral and that the companies mak- ing them are ripping off society. "Examination of the record shows nothing to indicate that the forest industry has been making the super profits that the minister (Forest Minister Bob Williams) complains Mr. Rust said. He said the companies could have made more by banking their money, rather than by investing it in machines, fixed plant and roads. The truck loggers, on the final day of their convention, claimed there had been undue haste on the part of the provin- cial government in drafting legislation to increase forestry royalties. They approved a resolution deploring the timetable the government has set for increasing revenues from timber and pulp licences granted in the early 1900s. Fire kills children OTTAWA (CP) Neil J. Stewart has been appointed chairman of the federal energy supplies allocation board, it was announced Fri- day by Energy Minister Donald Macdonald. Mr. Stewart, 50, is a member and associate vice- chairman of the national energy board. He was ap- pointed to that post in 1971. A native of Edmonton'who has been' associated with energy matters for 20 years, he is resigning from the energy board to accept the new appointment. The allocation board is be- ing established under emergency legislation approv- ed by Parliament last week and given royal assent Mon- day. Four more board members will be appointed later. The board will be charged with the responsibility for dis- tributing fuel supplies in the event of serious shortages. With cabinet approval, it could authorize a mandatory rationing program at the wholesale level or impose in- dividual rationing, controlled by coupons. Mr. Stewart, a lawyer, join- ed the Stanolmd Oil and; Gas Co. in 1953 and became head of the firm's Calgary, AHa., divi- sion law department .tjwo years later. He was named ad- ministrative manager of the company's Canadian operations in 1963. In 1969, he helped reorganize the Canadian operations of Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. The change led to formation of Amoco Canada Petroleum Co. Ltd. Soviets deny newsmen spy By SCOTT ABBOTT MONTREAL Justice Emmett Hall's ar- bitration award has "effec- tively destroyed" railway arguments over who should bear the cost of wage increases, the chief ne- gotiator for Canada's non-operating railway workers said here Friday. Richard Smith said that Mr. Justice Hall's ruling on this is- We've Moved to 439-Mayor Magrath Dr. (In HolMay Village) ftNrt'A-Truck Doug PhOfW32t-t333 sue reflected the views ex- pressed by the union negotia- tors during arbitration hear- ings. In a section of the award, which provides substantial pay increases for the non-ops and other railway workers, Mr. Justice Hall said: "Use of the railways as an instrument of national policy requires that is should be the nation as a whole, not the employees of the railways, which must absorb any deficit that may occur in the carrying out of national policy." "That was our argument be- fore said Mr. Smith, chairman of the negotiating committee of the Associated Non-Operating Railway Unions OPPOSED INCREASE The railways had argued that they could not bear the cost of large wage increases because of an 18-moriU) freeze on freightrates imposed by the federal government. In Thursday, spokesmen for Canadian Na- tional Railway and Canadian Pacific Ltd. said the arbitra- tion award would add more than million to railways' labor costs. the In a prepared statement re- leased here Friday, Mr. Smith said Mr Justice Hall's report "gives us a just settlement in spite of the compulsory arbi- tration system, not because of it" He said "our generally favorable reaction to the Hall Report should not be interpreted as an acceptance or endorsement of the com- pulsory arbitration process. The report reflects the humanitarian qualities of the man who wrote it, not the na- ture of binding arbitration, to which we remain unalterably opposed in principle." Mr. Justice Hall's report awards each worker 15 cents hourly in retroactive pay for 1973, or about for 40-hour- a-week employees. This amount is above a 34-cent hourly 1973 wage raise set by Parliament for non-operating workers following their summer, 1973, national rail strike ended by the government, and above percent raises given other employees. ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Seven children were killed late Friday when fire levelled their parents' rural home near the village of Tor Bay, about 10 miles north of here. The seven brothers and sis- ters ranged in age from two to 14. Tor Bay has no fire depart- ment of its own and when fire- men from St. John's arrived shortly after midnight, the two-storey frame house had already burned to the ground. Identities of the victims were being temporarily withheld. Satellite in low orbit CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) An attempt to put an unmanned military commu- nications spacecraft from Britain's Skynet 2 program into a permanent orbit has failed, U.S. space officials The failure late Friday was blamed on a malfunction in the launch vehicle, a Delta rocket. OTTAWA (CP) Ivan Mironov, Ottawa correspon- dent for the Soviet state news agency Tass, categorically denied Friday that Soviet news correspondents in Ot- tawa are intelligence officers. Mr. Mironov made the com- ment after The Canadian Press reported Jan. 16 that there have been occasional rumors about Soviet cor- resondents doing intelligence work "This is not a friendly he said of CP's reference to the rumors. "This is not in line with the present state of relations between Canada and the Soviet Union and it does not promote good working conditions for Soviet jour- nalists in Canada Mr. Mironov said all factors point to steady progress in Canada-U S.S.R. relations. The Canadian Press story quoted an external affairs de- partment official as saying that Konsantin Gueivandov, like Mr. Mironov accredited to the Parliament Press Gallery, has been denied a visa to return to Canada. The spokesman was quoted as saying Mr. Gueivandov was being denied re-entry "because some of his ac- tivities, which in no way could be related to his work as a professional journalist, had been a source of concern to the Canadian authorities." Mr. Mironov said the CP story erred in saying that Mr. Gueivandov had been in the Parliamentary Press Gallery about two years. It was five, he said. It had also erred in quoting the external affairs spokesman as saying no full- time Canadian correspondent now is posted in Moscow, Mr. Mironov said The Canadian Tribune, Communist paper published in Toronto, had a Moscow correspondent. The story had quoted an ex- ternal affairs official and press gallery executive member as saying some Soviet reporters are rarely seen at gallery news briefings and conferences. Mr. Mironov said he denies this. Mr Mironov has represented Tass here for more than a year and was at the Soviet Embassy here 10 years ago in a non-news capacity. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL MAKE A FORTUNE IN REAL ESTATE Property values and rent incomes continue to skyrocket Real Esta'e investment offers greater opportunities than ever Now is the time to Thousands throughout Canada owe their success in large mea- sure to our ten-week knowledge-packed Canadian Real Estate Pome Study Course IT MAT BE THE KEY TO VOUftS tlftiMM nrity MX vMotfCIMtW For cHp and mrtl THE CANADIAN PHOWHTY MANA6CRS ASSOCIATION Dipt. MS Ill-nspwto ;