Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE I.ETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, January News in brief Commons digging into housing finance bill Thai democrats win BANGKOK (AP) The centrist Democratic party, which opposed Thailand's military dictatorship for 30 years, beat its. nearest rival by 60 per cent in Sunday's election and won a chance to try to form a coalition government. Final returns today showed the Democrats with 72 seats in the 269-seat lower house. PLO convicts guerrillas BEIRUT (AP) The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has tried and convicted four guerrillas who hijacked a British jet to Tunis and killed a West German passenger last November, source said. a Palestinian The source declined to dis- close the punishment meted out, but he said details of the trial would be published soon. Unrest troubles Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Gunfire was reported in Eth- iopia's troubled northern province of Eritrea on Sunday and there were apparent in- dications of unrest among Ethiopian air force and navy units stationed there. Despite appeals by the rul- ing mili'tary council for a peaceful solution to the protracted conflict over Eritrea, guerrillas fighting for secession have repeatedly attacked civilian and military targets in the last two months. 'Greeks to keep up struggle' NICOSIA (AP) Cyprus President Archbishop Makarios said Sunday that Greek-Cypriots will never accept Turkish occupation and will continue struggling for their physical and national survival. In his first public speech since his return from exile more than seven weeks ago, Makarios told a cheering con- gregation in Nicosia's Phaneromeni church: "We want peaceful co-exis- tence and co-operation with the Turkish-Cypriots. Un- fortunately, there has been no progress at all in the peace talks between the Greek-and- Turkish-Cypriot sides which resumed earlier this month. Publishers embittered by Ottawa's response Ecuador seizes tuna boats GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) The Tuna War over fishing rights and territorial waters flared again during the weekend when one Canadian and four United States tuna boats were seized by Ecuador navy patrols, the government announced. The seizures Saturday were the first since 1973. A govern- ment spokesman said the Canadian boat is the Atlantic Gardner. PETERBOROUGH (CP) The people who write, publish and sell the country's books and magazines ended a two- day conference on the future of their profession Saturday divided among themselves and embittered by the federal government's response to their appeals for help. The majority of the 260 dele- gates to the conference at Trent University formed a common front called the Book and Periodical Development Council to press for alter- natives to what was described an "extremely Disappointing" publishing policy outlined at the conference Friday by Hugh Boat capsizes, 200 drown DACCA (Reuter) More than 200 persons are feared drowned after a ferry boat capsized following its collision with another vessel in the River Buriganga, near Dacca, Sunday night, Bangladesh police said today. Many people are feared still trapped inside the capsized ferry. A salvage vessel is on its way to the scene. Rocky thinks CIA violated authority 'Peace is up to Israel' PARIS (Reuter) Egyp- tian President Anwar Sadat on Sunday categorically ruled out war as a means of solving the Middle East crisis and said it is up to Israel to make a peace gesture that would permit a political solution. In a television interview conducted in Aswan on the eve of his official visit to France, Sadat said that Egypt and Syria "are not preparing an attack against Israel." Indians, troops scuffle GRESHAM, Wis. (AP) Seven persons were taken into custody at gunpoint Sunday after scuffling with national, guardsmen at a roadblock near an estate occupied by In- dian militants. The four men and three women will be charged with disorderly conduct, district attorney of Shawano County, Richard Stadelman said. Youth charged with murder EDMONTON (CP) A 16 year old has been charged with murder punishable by life imprisonment in the stabbing of another youth with a kitchen knife early Saturday morning. WASHINGTON (AP) Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller'says he believes the commission he heads will find that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) violated its statutory au- thority by spying on American citizens and must determine who ordered the alleged il- legal operations. Rockefeller, the head of an eight-member commission in- vestigating the CIA, said his group's investigation will "go as far as any action leads us, to a Republican president, to a Democratic president or any- body else." The vice-president, speak- ing Sunday on the CBS program Face the Nation, voiced his beliefs on the eve of a Senate vote setting up a special committee to investigate the CIA, FBI and other U.S. intelligence agen- cies. Meanwhile, Rockefeller's commission resumes its investigation today with CIA Director William Colby returning for a second round of questioning. Colby was to be followed by Richard Ober, who once head- ed a counter-intelligence unit which Colby has acknowledg- ed kept files on American citizens. Ober now is on the staff of the National Security Council and has refused all comment since his name was first men- tioned more than a month ago in connection with domestic spying by the CIA. The Senate committee be- ing created today will conduct a more sweeping investigation of the intelligence community than Rockefeller's com- mission. It will investigate up to 60 government agencies which have intelligence func- tions, said Senator Howard Baker (Rep.Tenn.) who already has been named as one of five Republican mem- bers of the committee. State Secretary Faulkner. The council, composed of publishers', writers', poets', librarians' and book sellers' associations, will meet in Toronto this weekend to draft policies aimed at stopping increasing foreign ownership of the publishing and distribu- tion industry. Absent from the list of founding organizations was the Canadian Book Publishers' Council, compos- ed largely of big foreign- owned publishing houses oper- ating in Canada. The decision to form the new organization came after delegates reacted with dis- may and hostility to Mr. Faulkner's proposals to pump another million in the Canada Council's million aid program for publishers and writers, extend foreign ownership laws to control foreign-take-overs of Canadian publishing houses, review copyright laws, sell Canadian books in federal buildings and consider increasing government adver- tising in Canadian periodicals. Mr. Faulkner said he could not meet publisher demands for legislation aimed at giving Canadian publications.greater access to the country's retail book racks .which are owned predominantly by United States wholesale and distribu- tion companies. Such controls are under provincial jurisdic- tion as are proposals for increasing the use of Canadian books in schools and libraries, Mr. Faulkner said. RICK EHVIN photo Shinny bowl Positional play it isn't but fun it is and that is the the name of the game at Henderson Lake these days as the weatherman is co-operating with below freez- ing conditions to make the ice safe but not so cold to make playing unbearable. High tomorrow is forecast at 15 degrees above. Man requests to be arrested VANCOUVER (CP) Police say a man walked into Vancouver police headquarters late Saturday and ask- ed to be arrested on a murder charge. Police said at first they were skeptical of the man's story that he was wanted in Toronto for the fatal shooting of a man there in October, 1973. But a check showed an all Canada warrant in connection with the shooting. Sergius Joseph Maher, 43, has been arrested and a police escort from Toronto was to arrive today. Sadat shopping for French arms From AP-REUTER BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE .Patrie was charged in the death of Lome Vallee, 19. Police said Vallee was found dead of wounds following an argument at a party. North missiles down Vietnamese aircraft I OPEN SATURDAY I If we should ever make a mistake and it turns out you owe more tax, you pay only the tax, Block pays any interest or any penalty that may be assessed. You people really stand behind your work. THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 815 3rd AVE. S. 61013th ST. N. 9 p.m. Saturday CENTRE VILLAGE MALL KIOSK Open 9-8 WMkdtyt; Thuri. and Frl. 9-9 329-3632 I NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY I SAIGON (CP) Two South Vietnamese A-37 bomber planes were shot down today by North Vietnamese anti- aircraft missiles during a bat- tle west of Saigon near the Cambodian frontier, the South Vietnamese military com- mand said. A spokesman said one pilot was killed and the other res- cued. In the ground fighting, a. communique said 41 North Vietnamese and six govern- ment, troops were killed and 29 government men were wounded. The action, on the second anniversary of the signing of the ceasefire accord in Paris, was part of a nine-day-old counter-offensive by Sogth Vietnamese trying to block a North Vietnamese division threatening Kien Tuong province. From Tay Ninh City, 55 miles northwest of Saigon, an Associated Press photographer reported no sub- stantial progress by forces trying to recapture Nui Ba Den mountain overlooking the city. South Vietnamese bombers continued attacks on enemy forces on the mountain. Viet Cong rocket attacks have driven about 30 per cent of Tay Ninh's residents from the city in the last three weeks. The Saigon command said more than a score of rockets hit the city in ,two barrages Sunday morning, killing eight civilians and wounding nine. In Saigon, about 20 Buddhist nuns who scuffled with police on Sunday returned today for a sitdown demonstration on a main street near the An Quang pagoda. They, carried banners charging that the United States helps the Saigon government to sabotage the Paris agree-ment and demanding the immediate release of political prisoners. Police made no move to dis- perse them today. Prostitute found dead VANCOUVER (CP) Police say Linda'Jensen, 21, found murdered Saturday south of Squamish, B.C., was the girlfriend of a man shot to death in Stanley Park last Tuesday and probably was killed the same day. Miss Jensen, a known heroin addict and prostitute, had her head bashed in with a 25 pound rock on a snow covered road three miles east of Britannia Beach, which is about 30 miles north of Van- couver, police said. Her killing, and that of Phillip Edwin Zinchuk, 23, with whom she had been living, was described by police as "drug oriented" and part of a rip off "war" amongst members of Van- couver's drug addict pop- ulation. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt arrived in Paris today to begin a three-day official visit seeking French arms and more diplomatic support against Israel. Sadat's visit is his first to a European country since he be- came president in 1970 and the first to France by an Egyptian chief of state in more than half a century. In a series of interview with French reporters last week, Sadat made two main points: that the Soviet Union has not replenished Egypt's arsenal since the 1973 war, and Egypt will not go to war with Israel again unless Israel attacks first. The Egyptian president also said he still trusts U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger, but Kissinger's peacemaking efforts must be speeded up. Sadat's visit to France is part of an effort to show the superpowers he has alter- natives to reliance on either of them, Arab sources said. "By repeating that the Rus- sians have not given Egypt arms, he puts the onus on the Kremlin if anything one French source said. "And by trying to buy arms here, he is telling Moscow it had better hurry in satisfying his demands." The Egyptians think Kissin- ger will put more pressure on Israel to make concessions if he feels that France and perhaps other European cbuntries are likely to get into the peacemaking act, the source added. The sources confirmed re- ports from Beirut that Sadat would ask the French for Mi- rage jet fighters and tanks. His shopping list also is believed to include missiles, radar systems and nuclear power plants. But the sources said they doubt an arms deal will be concluded during this visit. Sadat and President Valery Giscard d'Estaing "must first establish the political rapport which could foster French arms sales and other ex- one informant said. "Details will then take time to discuss." OTTAWA (CP) The House of Commons begins work today on housing proposals the government hopes will attract more than billion in private money to alleviate housing shortages across the country. Announced before Christ- mas by Urban Affairs Minister Barney Danson, the proposed changes would broaden the scope of existing mortgage rental subsidies for low-and middle-income families. Up to a month for such families now is available through programs such as the Assisted Home Ownership Program If passed unchanged, a bill introduced by Mr. Danson will make AHOP assistance avail- able to persons obtaining mortgages through banks, in- surance companies, credit un- ions and trust and loan com- panies. AHOP benefits currently are restricted to housing provided through Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. The extension also would apply to privately-financed low-rental housing where owners agree to hold rents to a "fair and reasonable" rate for five-to 15-year periods. The effect of the proposals should mean more than billion in private housing investment, Mr. Danson has estimated. Other measures in his bill would give CMHC authority to buy and lease at low rates to non-profit and co-operative housing corporations, including service clubs, churches, legion branches and unions. The measure also revives a previous proposal to extend CMHC assistance to the con- struction of trunk sewer lines, something that would open more urban areas to housing development. This plan was introduced in the last House, but died on the order paper when Parliament was dissolved for the July 8 general election. Rental mortgage benefits proposed under the bill would vary with housing prices across the country. Assistance would be restricted to families with children and would apply only to new housing. Two full days of rebate are planned on the bill this week- today and Wednesday. The remainder of the week will be taken up primarily with tax measures left over from Finance Minister John Turner's Nov. 18 budget. These include a new airport passenger tax. and higher levies on liquor, wine and tobacco. Personal income tax cuts ranging from to applicable to 1974 tax returns, also are included. The measures took effect the day the budget came down but legislation is needed to make them permanent. Trudeau's criticism draws feminist fire VANCOUVER (CP) To Prime Minister Trudeau's criticism that "ladies' tend to "bitch after the fact" a prominent British Columbia feminst has replied: "That's the trouble with prime ministers they don't get their facts straight." Mr. Trudeau's comment "that's the trouble with ladies they bitch after the fact" was made Thursday when he was asked to 'comment' on criticism by women in his own caucus of a government publicity plan for Inter- national Women's Year. Key to the plan is a button, conceived by an all male Toronto public relations firm, displaying the slogan "Why According to Kate Swann, co ordinator for the B.C. Federation of Women, Trudeau's inference that women waited until after the fact, to criticize the campaign is off base. Ms. Swann said the facts are that as far back as last Oc- tober, women's groups across Canada were questioning the hiring of the all male firm to promote women's year. She also accused the federal government of reluctance to consult with women's groups about IWY. "We have not been asked how we thought IWY funds should be spent we have been told." Ms. Swann also said she considers insulting the government's series of radio commercials promoting the importance of housewives. "If the government is concerned with the status of housewives it should act on the advice of its own advisory council on the status of women and give housewives in this country a share in the (Canada) pension plan." Exiles not mourning amnesty plan end By WILLIAM BORDERS New York Times Service TORONTO As President Ford's conditional amnesty program nears its scheduled expiration, most of the draft evaders and deserters that it was intended to coax back from Canada are still here, with no-plans to return. "It's a punitive said a 25 year old draft dodger named Charles Stimac, expressing the view that has prevailed among the young American exiles here since the program was introduced in September. "It is based on the erroneous assumption that the Vietnam war was fair and legal, and that we did something wrong by opposing it." The young men like Stimac, who consider themselves political refugees, plan to con- tinue to work for uncon- ditional amnesty, and many think they will get it, some day. "The' very real failure of Ford's program shows that the problem hasn't been said Stimac, a member of a Toronto exile organization that is planning a "boycott victory including a ban- quet of Vietnamese food, on Feb. 1, the day after the program is scheduled to end. Unlike fugitives living un- derground in the United States, the exiles in Canada are full participating members of their com- munities, and many of them have become citizens. Whether or not they are ac- tive in American antiwar circles here and many are not they are generally reluctant to pull up stakes for a period of alternative service in the United States. "Does President Ford real- ly expect me to sell my house, take my son out of school and kiss my job good bye to go to work in a hospital somewhere in the asked an army deserter who is now a food company executive in Van- couver. Like many of the deserters and draft dodgers (terms they use themselves with no sense of the Van- couverite would welcome un- conditional amnesty, just so he could visit his parents in the United States without fear of arrest. But in any case he plans to continue to live in Canada.