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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE July News in brief 4No danger from fires' THE CANADIAN PRESS The Ontario ministry of natural resources said Sunday there was no immediate danger to the northwestern Ontario communities of Dryden and Red Lake despite two major forest fires which broke out in the area during the weekend About men and 60 air- craft continue efforts to con- tain the fires one of which already has destroyed 100 square miles of forest near the ministry said Hunger strike continues MEXICO CITY More than 100 Americans and Canadians continued their hunger strike Sunday at two Mexico prisons to protest their treatment At the Lecumbern men s prison one of the 7fa strikers was remove prison in- sources said They mentit.'ri .MIT as Robert of Fla Thn ty-eight women were reported fasting at the Santa Marta women s prison No more 'social' pills LONDON Rela- tions between Britain s doc and the govei nmpnt have become more strained follow ing the decision of the British Medical Association to stop issuing free contracep- tives including the pill on social grounds Free family planning was introduced by the Labor ad ministration April 1 as an ex- tension of the state-run National Health Service now running into con- siderable financial diffi- culties 74 die during weekend THE CANADIAN PRESS A Seattle man killed when the light aircraft in which he was travelling crashed about 200 miles west of Williams Lake B C was among at least 74 persons who died ac- cidentally in Canada during the weekend A survey by The Canadian Press from 6pm local times Fndav to midnight Sunday night showed aiso that 51 per- sons died in traffic 18 drowned two perished m fires and two others died in miscellaneous accidents The 51 traffic plus 34 during the brought the unofficial death toll on the countrv s roads to 1 917 so far this year U.S. crime increases Crime in the United States in- creased 15 per cent during the tirst three months of this ear the FBI reported today It was the second consecutive period reflecting a dramatic increase in the national rate of murder rape robbery larceny and auto the crime categories measured by the FBI in its uniform crime reports 230 pushers executed TEHRAN Iranian firing squads have executed 239 drug peddlers in years the government announced Sunday It added that the country s narcotics traffic has been halved The government also an- nounced a new body of six cabinet headed by Premier Amir Abass to assist in the campaign against narcotics smuggling and addiction Sinatra still irked SYDNEY Frank Sinatra posed for a photograph with Australian Prime Minister Gough Whit.rm condition it was taken a commercial photographer and not a news paper man The incident was another dig at the Australian press with whom the singer has been ai war since the first concert of his tour in Melbourne last Tuesday Stampede attendance dovn CALGARY Despite a million face-lift of the grandstand complex at Stampede Park the Calgary Exhibition and with the attendance figure down The total paying gate of 'he 10-day stampede was Stampede ended Saturday compared to last year Explosion closes station ROME Rome's central railway station was closed today after an explo- sion inside police said Passengers were stopped frcTi entering Police gave no details of any casualties million in bonds missing NEW YORK More than 4 million worth of negotiable securities are mis- sing from the city s steel- lined triple-locked City Comptroller Harrison Goldin said Sunday Goldin said an independent audit by the firm of S D Lei- desdorf showed the Air show opens Ont The two-day llth annual fly-in and convention of the Experimen- tal Aircraft Association of Canada ended Sunday with nearly 100 small aircraft tak- Deaths rng part in the event listed in city records as being in the were not there Unless the records are we must assume they are missing a spokesman said The possibility of theft or embezzlement cannot be excluded Securities worth about million still are in the vault largest in the drew more than 200 pilots and spectators for the two days The event the largest of its kind in anada and the second FRAME STYLES From AROUND-THE- WORLD rrrcAL mscftirriON co. THE CANADIAN PRESS Montreal G former publisher of the Montreal Star and the Standard Publishing Co AKROYD'S PLUMBING. HEATING AND OASFITTING Special rclM writer cHlnm Ground breaking Lethbndge Mayor Andy turned back-hoe operator Saturday to break ground in the northside industrial park for the new building for the Rehabili- tation Society of Southwestern Alberta The new building will provide a larger workshop for handicapped people in the Lethbndge area The society hopes to provide other services in their old building while aiming at rehabilitating the handicapped Colson gives testimony at impeachment inquiry WASHINGTON Charles once one of President Nixon's closest political is next to come up for questioning by the House of Representatives judiciary committee impeach- ment inquiry Colson imprisoned for the part he played in White House efforts to defame Daniel Ells- berg for leaking the Pentagon papers appears today as the next-to-last witness the com- mittee intends to call After examining Herbert Nixon's former personal lawyer Tuesday the committee will prepare for its crucial which are to start next Monday A final recommendation is ex- pected about July 30 Colson who held the title special counsel to the president promised to tell everything he knows when he pleaded guilty June but it is unclear what information bearing on impeachment he will provide The committee also will 14-year-old wins WINNIPEG Four- teen year-old Gary Ostir of Winnipeg became richer Sunday His Manitoba Golden Sweepstakes Suttery ticket Nixon wrote 'secret letter' WASHINGTON Senator Hpnry Jackson says President Nixon wrote a secret letter to Soviet Com munist chief Leonid Brezhnev agreeing to restrict our nuclear submarines to 41 Jane's Fighting a rec- ognized world says that is the number of ballistic missile submarines the United States Navy has on its active list at present Jackson interviewed Sun- day on the NBC-TV program Meet the said he ex- pects the White House to turn the letter over this week to the Senate subcommittee on arms of which he is chair- man The Washington Democrat said he also expects a second document which he did not to be turned and expect these two documents to substantiate my The senator added that he already has a copy of the se- cond document The to which Jackson referred is a dispute which broke out in June between him and State Secretary Henry Kissinger as whether there were secret protocols to the strategic arms limitation talks agreement signed in Moscow 9d 1079 was matched with Rushton's Corsair winner of Western Canada s richest the MOO 000 Manitoba Derby The bought the winning ticket from his grandfather Frank Lisowski of who wins for being the seller Young Ostir who was at the with his 75-year-old grandfather and the rest of his said he isn't really a horse racing fan and has no immediate plans for his prize money his eyes lit up when the possibility of a new car mentioned for his 16th birthday when he hopes to get a driver's licence question Colson about his role in helping arrange for a political contribution by the dairy industry to Nixon s 1972 campaign One of the allegations the committee is investigating is whether Nix- on raised the sjpport. prices in 1971 in exchange for a million campaign pledge Colson was the White House contact man for dairy industry representatives dur- ing discussions about the contribution Nixon has said he increased milk prices because of rongressioml pressure not because of any promise of campaign help Colson is serving a one-to three-year prison term for his plea of guilty to a felony but is being kept in the Washington area so he will be able to testify in the Watergate over up trial Premier to form new gov't LISBON Portugal s new premier Col Vasco Gen- said Sunday he expects to announce a new coalition government early this week Goncalves after meeting with President Antonio de Spinola and Communist party leader Alvaro said only that the new cabinet will include two or three members of the military a 53-year-old army engineer was named premier Saturday Woodworkers asked to return to jobs VANCOUVER The regional president of the International Woodworkers of America dissident union members clashed ver- bally Sunday as workers in British Columbia's forest in- dustry began to return to their jobs When it was announced Fri- day that the union negotiating committee had accepted a tentative contract agreement with the IWA regional president Jack Munro asked all members to return to work until voting on the pact is completed a group of loggers in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island said Sunday the deci- sion by the president of their Ben to end the strike against the 120 com- panies in Forest Industrial Relations was undemo- cratic U.S. strikes hit copper ASSOCIATED PRESS National Airlines and the United States copper industry were hit by strikes but a tentative settlement was reached in the lengthy walkout by garbagemen and other city employees in Baltimore A union spokesman said ne- gotiators will recommend ap- proval of the offer to striking Baltimore some of whom have been off the job since July 1 A separate dispute in- volving city police remained unsettled with the issue of re- prisals the main stumbling block The National Airlines strike involved mechanics In the copper industiy workers walked out on four major producers in a dispute that threatened to involve employees Prison guards and other workers picketed a dozen state facilities in Ohio with employees at some state liquor stores vowing to join the job action In union spokes man Barry Able said union and city negotiators reached agreement in the municipal employees strike at about 2am Three hours he both sides in the police dispute reached agreement on economic issues He said the negotiators will recommend approval of the offer if it includes a pledge of no re- prisals against striking who walked out Thursday Ethiopians invite suggestions ADDIS ABABA Flushed with the success of an almost effortless ad- ministrative Ethiopia s armed forces in- vited their countrymen Satur- day to recommend reforms for theip to cany out An announcement over gov- ernment ladio and television said the troops were placing suggestion boxes at four loca- tions in Addis Ababa for proposals from the people to the Armed Forces Co- ordinating Committee The committee in effect nas been running the country since late June when soldiers began arresting officers and civilians they said were cor- rupt or inefficient One of- ficial was arrested the 58th taken during the drive Among them are church leaders aristocrats and top advisers to Emperor Haile Selassie joining other city workers on the picket line Able declined discuss the details oi eitner offer saying they would first be announced to the union membership Elsewhere miners and autoworkers were involved in labor disputes Here is a rundown Naples Fla mechanics cleaners and fuel truck drivers of the International Association of Machinists went on strike against National Airlines after an im- passe in negotiations over fringe benefits went on strike against four of the largest U S producers of Smelting and Refining Co Magma Copper Co Phelps Dodge Corp arc Kenecott Copper Co Pickets went up at a number of facilities from coast to coast including Kennecott s openpit mine at Midvale the largest in the U S Vietnam fighting increases SA1GU1N Military sources reported today nearly 700 Vietnamese wound ed or missing in a sharp increase in Viet Cong and North Vietnamese attacks Sunday which the Saigon government said was intended to sabotage nationwide elec- tion of provincial and mu- nicipal councils Asked later Sunday about the charge by the Mr Munro said the called the Woodworkers' Rank and File has no authority to speak for the union and is nothing but a dis- ruptive influence Jim a spokesman for the said it wants IWA members to demand mass meetings or a vote on the pro- posal before the workers return to their jobs want the members to decide collectively what they want to do rather than be ordered arbitrarily back to work by the negotiating com- said Mr Kretz want a democratic meeting to let the membership decide Although all of the workers in the coast sector of the IWA have been asked by their negotiating committee to return to work it was not known late Sunday how many would Spokesman for three of the five Vancouver Island locals said they didn t think their members would return to work In the pulp and paper in- the return to work went smoothly after both sides announced Saturday they had reached a tentative mid-contract adjustment for tradesmen Members of the Paper and Woodworkers of Canada and the United Paperworkers International Union began re turning to work at midnight Saturday night The last of the 21 mills closed Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd mill in Kamloops B C operations at midnight Sunday night About 450 workers at We yprhapuspr derided after the announcement of a tentative agreement was made to wait until Sundav to decide if they should return However the men voted Sunday evening to go back The pulp workers walked out mills Wednesday when a mid contract agree- ment adjusting tradesmen s pay rates had not been reached The unions charged the agreement worked out by the forest industry with the IWA had wiped out tradi- tional pay differences they en joyed over the woodworkers after the two un ions and the Pulp and Paper Industrial Relations Bureau met in Victoria with deputy labor minister Jm Matkin it was agrped rates would im- mediately be increased to an hour from 94 for journeyman tradesmen the same rate top tradesmen in the IWA have been offered 4Nixon subject to High Court' WASHINGTON Senator Lowell Weicker Conn said Sunday that if the United States Supreme Court orders President Nixon to yield Watergate tapes and ne would vote for the president's conviction in a Senate impeachment trial far as I'm concerned and every other citizen of this that includes the the Supreme Court that's Weicker said Interviewed on the CBS TV program Face the a member of the Senate Watergate committee said that by defying the high court Nixon would have placed himself above the s something that nobody can do in this country Asked whether under those circumstances he would vote to convict the Weicker replied Ab solutely Investment outlook 'encouraging' Egypt to discuss compensation claims ASSOCIATED PRESS The Egyptian government's announcement that it is ready to discuss compensation for expropriated United States property will encourage new U S investment in says Treasury Secretary William Simon The Cairo government an- nounced Sunday that it will set up a joint committee with the United States to review com- pensation claims meeting with Egyptian of- ficials in said about 5 million in U S claims are in dispute and most of them date back to 1960 or before Simon told reporters that Egypt is exploring two oil finds in the Suez canal area anrl nnnos tn nrnrlnrp nn tn nnp million barrels of oil a day by 1980 He said Egypt also may be exporting natural gas in six to eight and he called the country's energy outlook really an optimistic pic- ture Simon said Egypt has signed 12 oil-exploration contracts this year with private com- panies including some U S firms Egyptian wells are now producing about barrels of oil a more than enough for the country's needs Simon met Sunday with First Deputy Premier Abdul Aziz who U S of- ficials said has been working to liberalize Egypt's socialist economy and make it more attractive to foreign investors Other Middle East develop- ments The Cairo newspaper Al Ak- hbar says high-level contacts will begin soon between Pale- stinian groups and the United States Palestinian sources in said preliminary contacts have already been made in some European and African capitals There were conflicting reports in Cairo on the status of eight Palestinian terrorists convicted of murdering the U S ambassador to his assistant and a Belgian diplomat last year Sources in the Egyptian interior ministry said the Black September terrorists are guests of the living in houses in Cairo 'Their movements are un- der the control of the government That would in- dicate a loose form of house arrest But senior Western sources said Egyptian officials told them the men are m jail along with the five terrorists who killed 31 persons in an attack at the Rome and Athens air- ports last December The eight Black Septembnsts were sentenced to death last month in but President Jaafar el Nimeiri commuted their sentences to seven years and turned them over to the Palestine Liberation Organ- ization In Israeli-occupiPd three young guerrillas of the Popular Front for the Liber- ation of Palestine were sen tenced to life imprisonment for murdering the leader of Gaza's Roman Catholics and an Arab official They also were convicted of other terrorist acts BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. 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