Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuttday, January 28, 1975 News In brief Rate increases immediate MONTREAL (CP) A freight-rate increase went into effect Saturday im- mediately after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned a Canadian transport commis- sion ruling postponing the increase, spokesmen for Why Not foes 'sexist' OTTAWA (CP) -Onlypeo- ple with sexist minds find anything wrong with the fla- shy "Why buttons pro- claiming International Women's-Year, Health Minis- ter Marc Lalonde said Mon- day. "Most people don't think that at he said in re- sponse to critics who see a sexual connotation in the but- ton's message. "Adverse re- action has been minimal." So far more than of the buttons have been dis- tributed and only five critical letters have come in, he said in an interview outside the Commons. Broad bent 'prime candidate' NANAIMO, B.C. (CP) Tommy Douglas, former NDP federal leader and now MP for Nanaimo Cowichan The Islands, said in an interview Monday he believes the NDP's current parliamentary leader, Ed Broadbent, still is the prime candidate for the party's leadership. Cline charged LONDON, Ont. (CP) Donald Wayne Cline, 21, was charged in provincial court Monday with attempted mur- der, kidnapping and posses- sion of stolen identification. Last Friday, Cline and five other persons were charged with conspiring to rob a Tha- mesford, Ont., branch of the He said the NDP is the "party of the future" and it needs a leader "who will be able to serve for the next 10 or 15 years." Mr. Broadbent announced in Ottawa on Jan. 17 that, because of personal reasons, he will not be seeking the leadership. Royal Bank of Canada Jan. 21. The charges were laid after a man sought in connection with a robbery held four children captive at their home in Thamesford and later took the eldest, Robert Field, 12, on a zigzag drive through southwestern Ontario before being taken into custody by police. Suit dismissal appeal heard CALGARY (CP) An appeal by the parents of a Banff girl against the dis- missal of an million medical malpractice suit was heard Monday by the appellate division of Alberta Supreme Court. Veijo and Betty Tiesmaki were appealing the decision by Justice S. S. Lieberman of the Supreme Court trial divi-; sion last year dismissing the suit they filed against a group of doctors and nurses at the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital. James Redmond, lawyer to the Tiesmakis, said their daughter, Teija, now 19, suf- fered permanent brain damage after she was ad- mitted to the hospital Oct. 12, I960. Greeks stone U.S. officers CORFU (AP) The United States destroyer Richard E, Byrd sailed from this Ionian Sea island at the request of the Greek government Mon- day night after anti-American mobs stoned two of the ship's officers and tried to set their car afire. A Greek, Aristidis Marit- sas, 60, died in a hospital several hours after his motor- cycle overturned during the disturbances. Doctors said he broke his neck and fractured his skull. Wounded musicians critical TORONTO (CP) Two Jamaican musicians, shot and wounded in a rooftop parking lot outside a nightclub Mon- day, were reported in critical condition in hospital today. Ike Bennett, 30, and Trevor Daley, 25, were shot as they entered the Generator with a friend, Brenda Brown, 25, who was not injured. Hughes appeal denied LOS ANGELES (AP) A federal judge refused Monday to set aside a jury verdict or- dering billionaire Howard Hughes to pay million in damages for defaming his for- mer employee Robert Maheu. Judge Harry Pregerson of U.S: district court ruled there was sufficient evidence pre- sented to uphold the verdict. Danson's housing bill 'too little too late9 Canadian National Railways and CP Rail said Monday. The court ruled Saturday the commission exceeded its authority in postponing for 60 days, to March 1 from Jan. 1, half a 25-per-cent increase. Five killed by bombs in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican police are seeking clues to whether leftist or rightist terrorists were repon- sible for bombs that killed five persons and injured 27 in San Luis Potosi. Terrorists -bombings also caused heavy damage Monday in Mexico City and Oaxaca. The Mexico City police said they were holding one man for questioning, but "there is nothing firm." Two other men were detained briefly and released. The only clue to the identity of the bombers was a leaflet found in Oaxaca attributing the blasts to the People's Defence Command. But of- ficials said they had never heard of the organization. Mexico has had sporadic ur- ban bombings since 1969, and most of them were blamed on two leftist guerrilla groups, the 23rd of September Move- ment and the Peoples' Armed Revolutionary Front. But last week an unexploded bomb was found in the House of Chile, a centre for leftist Chilean exiles in Mexico City. The same day a bomb explod- ed in the home of a leftist professor at the National Agricultural University near Mexico City. No one was in- jured. POLICE SIFT DEBRIS IN MEXICO CITY BANK FOR CLUES Key CIA inquiry figure clinging to anonymity WASHINGTON (AP) Richard Ober stands at the centre of a controversy concerning spying by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States, but in true spy fashion he clings to his anonymity. The CIA refuses to acknowl- edge that Ober is an employee, but sources have confirmed that from 1969 to Henry's South America conferences postponed WASHINGTON (AP) State Secretary Henry Kissinger's hopes for an im- proved Latin American policy have been set back with the abrupt postponement of two trips to the region scheduled during the next 60 days. Latin American indignation over restrictive provisions in the hew United states trade law has forced postponement of the next round of con- sultations between Kissinger and hemispheric foreign ministers. The meeting had been set for Buenos Aires in March but United Aircraft aid exceeded contracts BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phon. 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Seat belt law CALGARY (CP) City council has called on the Alberta government to introduce legislation making it mandatory for motorists to wear seat belts. I Ke "feza 329 5th StrMt S., Phone 329-3434 EVERY I Wednesday SPAGHETTI D'AY at The PIZZA PLACE Spaghetti Meat Sauce 14. PER ORDER OTTAWA (CP) Contracts covering J73 million of government aid to United Aircraft of Canada Ltd. con- tained no provisions to ensure that development work would occur in Canada or'that the government would ever recover its investment from the corporation. The 25 contracts, spanning a period from March, 1960, to November, 1972, were made public in Parliament Monday. In fact, federal aid to the strike-plagued U.S. subsidiary company substantially ex- ceeds the total of the contracts tabled Monday. In- dustry department officials have estimated up to million in development grants and million in loans was agreed to, although not all of it has been paid out. This massive federal aid be- came an issue last fall after United Aircraft started trans- ferring vital production equip- ment from its Longueuil, Que., plant to the parent com- pany's base in Hartford, Conn. The United Auto Workers union struck the Longueuil plant Jan. 7, 1974, charging the equipment transfer was a strike-breaking manoeuvre. Opposition members, notably Ed Broadbent, New Democratic Party parliamen- tary leader, charged the government was "financing the technical development and the growth of jobs in a foreign country." Industry Minister Alastair Gillespie first refused to divulge details of contracts with the company for aid un- der the defence industry productivity program, then admitted he did not know whether the company had broken them. At one point, he said it was a matter for the courts to decide, but industry depart- ment officials said at the time the contracts were so loosely designed the company could probably defeat any legal challenge. The issue never went to court. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau suggested that the company might be nationaliz- ed to protect the federal investment, but this idea was hastily dropped. The company resumed production at Longueuil and said it would pay back about million of the money it received. Argentina announced Monday that after consultations with other governments "adequate conditions to hold the conference do not exist." These consultations, begun in Mexico last year, are the key element in Kissinger's frequently expressed hopes for a revitalized hemispheric policy. At the two previous meetings, held outside the auspices of the Organization of American States the ministers discussed a broad range of hemispheric political and economic matters. Kissinger also scrapped tentative plans for a trip to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru .and Venezuela starting in mid-February. Officials said the postponement was due to uncertainties in the Middle East peace negotiations but they emphasized that Kissinger hopes to visit South America later. The postponement of the hemisphere foreign ministers meeting comes after a un- animous Latin American vote in the OAS last week condemning the U.S. trade law as containing "dis- criminatory and coercive" measures. Line blocked KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) The CP Rail mainline in the British Columbia interior was blocked again Monday for the second time in two days. Company spokesman Sandy Senyk said a loaded 82 car coal train blocked the line ear- ly Monday 20 miles east of Revelstoke. There were no in- juries. 1974 he headed a special counterintelligence unit which CIA Director William Colby admits kept files 'on U.S. citizens. Now a CIA employee on the staff of the National Security Council, Ober appeared Mon- day before the Rockefeller commission investigating the CIA. He declined comment to reporters, even refusing to give his age, but Vice- President Nelson Rockefeller called Ober a key witness. Tall, gray-haired and in his 50s, Ober is described by sev- eral former officials as "one of the finest intelligence of- ficers I have ever known." OTTAWA (CP) Barney Oanson, the self-made millionaire dropped into the housing portfolio six months ago when the market was in its worst shape in recent years, has a reputation for be- Liberals consider split bill OTTAWA (CP) Separate legislation to end foreign interference in Canadian trade would whistle through Parliament in a matter of days if the government wished, say spokesman for the opposition parties. Both the Progressive Con- servatives and the New Democrats say all the govern- ment need do is split the legislation away from its proposed competition bill. Trade Minister Alastair Gil- lespie said Monday the Liberals are considering splitting the bill. Gordon Fairweather Fundy Royal) welcomed the idea, saying the Conservatives asked for the bill to be split more than a year ago when it was before the last Parliament. Ed Broadbent, NDP parlia- mentary leader, said "we'd speed it right if the gov- ernment brought the measure before the House as a separate piece of legislation. A separate bill would make it illegal for companies in Canada to obey foreign laws and directives that prevent them from pursuing foreign trade legal under Canadian law. In recent years sales to China have been lost and more recently sales to Cuba have been threatened, mainly be- cause Canadian subsidiaries of United States companies have complied with the U.S. Trading with the Enemy Act. ing super-enthusiastic about any job he.tackles. He still was smiling Monday night after the first bill he has introduced as urban affairs minister took a pasting from the opposition, which says it is too little too late. "I'd like to do everything they suggest, but there's a limit to the number of things that we can he said with a grin after the Commons had adjourned for the day. "They're good ideas, every one of them, but they all would cost a great deal of money." As introduced just before Christmas, his proposed amendment to the National Housing Act is geared mainly to increasing the funds available through the Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) and to encouraging more private investment in the mortgage market. He says it would have a "stimulating and regenerative effect throughout the whole economy" because of its potential stimulus to the building industry, a stimulus the government estimates at billion. The proposal came at the end of a year which showed only housing starts, down about 17 per cent from the record .1973 total of It was the worst year since 1971 when starts were down to Mr. Danson projects the 1975 total at between and and bases his forecast on the general shape of the economy. But he still contends last year's total was a good one when viewed against the backdrop of the United States, where starts were down to He said that when the cus- tomary lu-to-1 on U.S. population compared with in this country were 2Vz times that of the U.S. But the opposition parties, notably the Progressive Con- servatives, do not share Mr. Danson's optimism. Ticketing binge cuts accidents GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) A two week "traffic saturation" experiment by the Grande Prairie RCMP has cut the city's accident rate in Hanoi asks U.S. to stop flights SAIGON (CP) Hanoi said today the United States must halt reconnaissance flights over North Vietnam, provide it with reconstruction aid and end "military involvement and intervention" in South Vietnam to obtain a peaceful settlement of the war. Xuan Thuy, who was chief North Vietnamese delegate to the Paris peace talks, outlined the terms in a speech Monday night in Hanoi marking the second anniversary of the signing of the Paris ceasefire agreement, which was to have taken effect two years ago. His speech was broadcast by Radio Hanoi. U.S. officials have acknowl- edged that reconnaisance flights were continued over North Vietnam after the Paris agreement, using high-flying SR-71 aircraft and pilotless aircraft called drones. Thuy repeated many of the demands made earlier by Le Due Tho, who worked out the January, 1973, ceasefire agreement with U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger. Thuy said there are two courses for the U.S. to follow. "If they wish to implement the Paris agreement, they must end their military in- volvement and intervention in South Vietnam, and (President) Nguyen Van Thieu, their henchman, must go "With regard to North Viet- United States authorities must stop all reconnaissance activities, and must fulfil the obligation to contribute to postwar reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of (North) Vietnam as stipulated by Article 21 of the Paris agreement." He asked: "How would it (the United States) react if foreign reconnaissance air- craft permanently operated in U.S. air In another Hanoi broadcast, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, foreign minister of the Viet Cong provisional government of South Vietnam, said the war will continue as long as Thieu remains president. In Saigon the South.Viet- namese military command to- day added another 101 in- cidents to its long list of alleg- ed Communist violations of the ceasefire agreement. half, the Mounties say. The experiment, an all out clampdown on traffic violators, from drivers operating their vehicles with frosted windshields to those making illegal turns and lane changes, was a big success, said Const. Robert Gallup, who came up with the idea. "It was really good. We took statistics and compared them with the same two weeks in January, 1974. In 1974 there were 41 accidents for the two week period. We had 20 this year, a little better than half the normal number." The experiment started two weeks ago in the city of almost The RCMP handed out traffic tickets for every infraction they could find in an effort to crack down on minor traffic offences. "The last few days of the saturation 1 was having a heck of a time finding Const. Gallup said. "Especial- ly the last day. They just need- ed a boost. I hope they keep it ,up." The crackdown was adver- tised in the local paper so peo- ple would be aware of the program, Const. Gallup said. He said that because of the ad- vance warning, morotists were on their best driving behavior. The constable said that because of the success of the two week experiment, the traffic saturation program will be repeated regularly in the future. One week of every month in 1975 will be designated a traf- fic saturation week, Const. Gallup said. 6Salary increases cause of inflation9 TORONTO (CP) Citing wage and salary increases as the major causes of inflation, Finance Minister John Turner asked Canadians to ease their demands on the economy. Although food and energy costs will continue to cut into the family budget, Mr. Turner warned that- excessive wage and salary demands will only provoke inflation. Mr. Turner told The Cana- dian Club, a businessman's organization, that other countries are facing a prolonged period of declining prosperity. Whereas, Canada has the potential to continue improving its standard of liv- ing during this period. "But we are only likely to realize this potential if we are able to exercise enough self- discipline to avoid trying to take out of the economy more than it is capable of producing." At a news conference foilowini his speech, Mr. Turner was asked if he felt Canadians would be willing to moderate their, demands in the face of rising costs. He said: "I think faced with a realization of the situation, Canadians will make reasonable decisions. I'm not naive enough to feel that it will be easy. "All of us are looking at ris- ing costs for food and energy. We'll have to rearrange our priorities in the next year or everyone of us." Mr. Turner said restraint should come in all payments, prices, salaries and wages, professional fees and rents. "We must have a mutual un- derstanding of all these the finance minister said. In his speech, Mr. Turner said he was counting heavily on public opinion in its efforts to achieve voluntary agree- ment among major sectors of the economy for a co- ordinated fight against inflation. The nature of inflation has undergone a fundamental change. Initially, the main factor was a boom in demand for many commodities and this strong demand pushed up prices. "Now the major driving force is coming from the rapid escalation of wage and salary costs a-; those who work in every country press for increased incomes to at least keep pace with the rising cost of living."