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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDQE HERALD July 1V74 News in brief Soviet cosmonauts return MOSCOW Soviet cosmonauts Pavel Popovich and Yuri Artyukhin returned to earth today after a 15-day mission aboard the space sta- tion Salyut the news agency Tass reported. Crowfoot thieves sought CALGARY City police have been asked to look for two persons reported to have stolen an oil painting of Blackfoot Chief Crowfoot from Stampede Park last Saturday. The 22-by-28-inch Israelis raid village SIDON. Lebanon More than 50 Israeli troops blew up three houses and kid- napped two men in the southern Lebanese village of Al-Bustan early Uganda fears invasion Uganda Tanzanian troops advanced to the Ugandan border at Mutukula before dawn today the aim of then withdrew to positions three miles inside the official Uganda radio said. A military spokesman said both Ugandan and Tanzanian civilians fled the the broadcast reported. Munich pact voided BONN West Ger- many and Czechoslovakia to- day gave final confirmation to a treaty that formally buries Hitler's 1938 Munich pact. The treaty made possible establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries last Dec 11. Hitler used the pact to carve Sudetenland from pre-war Czechoslovakia. Building firm penalized VANCOUVER The Workmen's Compensation Board Thursday assessed a penalty against a Calgary construction com- pany in the deaths of four workers at the Mica dam 80 miles north of Revelstoke. A coroner's jury found negligence on the part of the Mannix Co. Ltd. of prime contractor on the site's underground powerhouse where the accident occurred. The jury ruled the work should not have been carried out without a qualified engineer's supervision. Da Nang air base shelled SAIGON North Vietnamese and Viet Cong lorces shelled the Da Nang air base today with 34 killing 16 persons and wounding military sources reported. They said many of the casualties were members of servicemen's families. It was the first time the air base has been shelled since the ceasefire agreement 17 Vz months ago. Informed sources said a fuel depot containing gallons of diesel oil was set afire and a helicopter destroyed. No IWA settlement reached B.C. The provincial mediator in the contract dispute between British Columbia southern interior forest companies and the International Woodworkers of America is returning to Victoria without finding a settlement. union business agent Sonny Alexander said Thursday night the union had not issued a strike call and is urging members throughout the interior to stay on the job. Mrs. Dief recuperating OTTAWA Olive Die- fenbaker. wife of former prime minister John Diefen- baker. was reported resting comfortably in an Ottawa hospital after un- dergoing major abdominal surgery earlier in the day. Mr. Diefenbaker said doc- tors were satisfied with his wife's progress following the which he did not describe in detail. Explosion injures 78 111. An explosion and fire ripped through a section of a large railway yard injuring more than 100 persons and forcing the evacuation of a threesquare-mile area. Hospitals reported treating 112 persons. Three victims were taken to a burn centre in about 70 miles officials said. A dispatcher for the Norfolk and Western Railroad said the explosion tore through a build- ing used for overnight sleep- ing by rail crews. OUR AIR- CONDITIONING IS WORKING AGAIN SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE We wish to Thank all our customers for their consideration during this try- ing period. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL Mayor Magrath Driva Lathbrldga Makarios supporters resisted military coup worth and done by Ed- monton artist Harry was part of a 12-painting ex- hibit commissioned to com- memorate the centennial of the arrival of the RCMP in Alberta. sources said. In Tel Israeli military authorities said Israeli com- mandos destroyed three houses which were refuges for Arab guerrillas. Palace damaged smoke billowsfrom presidential palace area in Nicosia after Monday's coup. Explorers find white Indians BRASILIA A mysterious blue-eyed people with chestnut hair has made contact with an expedition of Brazilian scientists who journeyed deep into the Amazonian jungle to find it was reported here Thursday. The Brazilian Indian Foundation said a party of ethnologists located the tribe in the Para jungle in northern Amazonia Monday. They are known as the Ipixuna Indians after the river that flows through their tribal lands. The foundation said about 30 tribesmen accompanied 8 by women and children visited the explorers' camp. They were fascinated by metal objects and stole a xj number of the report said. News of the tribe's existence first emerged several weeks and one of the Indian Foundation's aircraft S located three of the Ipixuna villages in small jungle S clearings. The foundation said that the presence of women and children among the visitors indicated the Ipixunas S were not hostile. The tribe may be the descendants of whites kid- 8 napped by a common practice in the says the Indian Foundation. Haldemairs statements conflict with Connally WASHINGTON Newly-published testimony by H. R. Haldeman conflicts with sworn statements by John Connally about donations by the dairy industry to Presi- dent Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign. The former White House chief of staff swore that Con- nally once complained to him that no arrangements were being made to receive in- dustry donations. Connally has testified that he didn't discuss contributions from the milk-producer co- operatives with anybody and that he had nothing to do with their political donations. The milk producers were seeking City police to investigate Calgary housing authority to donate million or more to Nixon's campaign. Haldeman testified last Jan. 31 at a closed session of the Senate Watergate which made the testimony public Thursday. Connally's given last was made public earlier in the week. recall talking with or lis- tening to Mr. Connally on the subject of dairy Haldeman said. point Mr. Connally made to me as I recall simply that the dairy people want to make contributions and they had been trying to work with the campaign peo- ple or whoever is handling and they weren't getting the mechanics set up for them to do and that is kind of why doesn't someone get it set Haldeman said Connally didn't mention any particular and that he couldn't recall the date of the conversation. Throughout late 1970 and early 1971 top of- ficials of Associated Milk Producers Inc. were attempting to get Nixon aides to set up conduit committees to receive campaign donations Canadian killed in Laos VIETIANE A Cana- dian traveller was killed Thursday on a highway in Laos. Sources in this ad- ministrative capital said the thought to be a French- speaking was killed following a near a town about 100 miles north ot here. Sources said he had appar- ently been drinking at the time. No further details were available. CALGARY Andy Chairman of the Calgary Housing said Thursday city police have been asked to investigate an auditor's report which shows accounting irregularities and to be missing from the authority's funds. He said a two-month audit by the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse has produc- ed an interim report which identified 40 accounting irregularities with mis- sing. Price Waterhouse will issue a final report on how the authority can tighten up its ac- counting and record keeping process. Mr Loucks emphasized that neither the auditors nor the housing authority board have come to any conclusion about Britain to compensate bomb victims LONDON Record compensation payments are anticipated for the victims of a terrorist bombing at the Tower of London a government official said today. Since many of the victims were the British Injuries Compensation Board is informing embassies how the compensation can be claimed. THE PASSPORT FACTORY 5 mm Service on Passport ID and Visa PHOTOS UpsTaTrs Suite E 303-5th 328 9344 possible criminal behavior that will be left to the police. The audit was held after a team of city auditors dis- covered what they regarded as possible he said. The city auditors were con- ducting an analysis to give city hall an evaluation of municipal investment in public housing the missing funds were a surprise result of the analysis. Mayor Rod Sykes said the city wanted the first audit we were concerned about the way in which public housing funds were being used and the effectiveness of that The mayor also charged that Alberta Housing Cor- a partner in the housing projects of the Calgary Housing declined permission for the city investigation for several months last year before final- ly agreeing to it. Telephone strike pending in U.S. B.C. elevator workers unhappy with settlement VANCOUVER Fears of another major tieup for the British Columbia construction industry were ex- pressed Thursday amid reports of renewed labor un- rest among the province's elevator installers. At least two companies have fired workers for low productivity and At the root of the problem appeared to be widespread worker dissatisfaction with terms of an Ontario arbitra- tion settlement handed down some time ago. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than Bell Tele- phone System workers have started to vote on whether to strike. talks con- tinue in the National Airlines copper walkout negotiations are suspended temporarily and workers remain off the job at several General Motors plants in the United States. Leaders of the Commu- nications Workers the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a group of independent unions asked their members Thurs- day to vote on whether they want to go on strike. The balloting is expected to be completed by mail in about two weeks. Talks have been recessed temporarily in the copper strike in which workers have left their jobs. The negotiations are between the unions and three American Smelting and Refin- ing Co Phelps Dodge Co. and Magma Corp. Approximately General Motors workers were on strike or were laid off because of the walkouts at plants in and St. Louis. United Auto Workers union members are also threatening to go on strike at GM's and plants if local contract settlements are not reached soon. A strike by mechanics of National Airlines has made idle of the company's workers and grounded its air- craft. Talks are under way in Washington. Frank AP chief of bureau in was ID capital of throughout the coup that overthrew the government of Archbishop Makarios. Here is his account of what happened. By FRANK HAWKINS NICOSIA The coup that ousted Archbishop Ma- karios from the presidency of Cyprus began about 8 a.m July 15. Units of the National led by their officers from the Greek moved on police stations in the capital of the island and Larnaca and Limassol. They were backed by 40 tanks as well as mortars and light artillery. In the troops also fanned out to communications the presidential pal- Makarios's private resi- the airport and the Kykko the arch- bishop's .religious headquar- ters. There was heavy resist- at the the archbishop's and the monastery. These were defended by members of the tactical police the lightly-armed palace guard Makarios raised months ago as a counter force to the National Guard and its of- ficers from the Greek Army. At 9 10 a terse radio an- nouncement said the National Guard had assumed power. The martial music resumed Makarios was in the palace when the National Guard forces roared up firing tank cannon at almost pointblank range into the front of the building. The fighting was fierce. Witnesses later said the grounds of the palace were with At another brief radio announcement said karios is There was no elaboration In on the east- ern end of the police loyal to the president toured the city with loudspeakers proclaiming is Long live At a.m. Radio Cyprus announced the formation of a Government of National Sal- vation The announcement said the aim ol the new gov- ernment was to restore and preserve law and order and to head off civil war. At p.m.. the radio an- nounced the commander of the Tactical Police Panalikis Pantazis. had sur- rendered along with his 1.200 men. Fires were raging in a number of places in and the radio asked fire brigades to bring their equip- ment to military head- quarters for assignment. At p.m the radio an- nounced that Nikos 38. a newspaper publisher and member of the pre-independ- ence Eoka was the new president. In the early a ra- dio station in one of the Tur- kish sectors of the island re- ported that Makarios was alive and had made contact with members of the United Nations peacekeeping force that mans the lines between the Greek and Turkish sec- tors Makanos broadcast another appeal for support at this one in just be- fore shells from a National Guard gunboat took the Paphos station off the air. meanwhile was in touch with the British gov- and as an armored column led by a Greek army colonel rolled toward the British sent a helicopter to take him to the RAF base at Akrotiri. There was no official or au- thoritatove unofficial es- timate of the number of dead and wounded Guesses ranged up to more than 600. Levelling needed Building industry reforms proposed OTTAWA The Eco- nomic Council of Canada has proposed a novel system of levies and incentives and better government invest- ment planning to level out the ups and downs of the construc- tion business. In a report issued Thursday after years of the council also recommends abolition of the 11-per-cent BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PhoiM 329-4722 COLLEGE i federal tax on building and continued ef- forts to protect low-cost hous- ing construction from swings in the economy. As one of 11 recommen- dations aimed at more stable construction it suggests that the federal government grant a bonus for businesses investing in construction during slump and a corresponding levy on construction in boom times to deter building. The levy and incentive would apply to not and would apply only to non-residential construc- tion. Tho luavoe nnon the amount the special tax and bonus would but suggests between five and 10 per cent of the value of a pro- depending on inflation. For residential construc- the council says it approves the increased emphasis on public financing of low-income new and both for social and stabilization that there should be virtually com- plete stability in the flow of such housing. It says housing programs should be financed to ensure steady growth unimpeded by swings in other forms of con- strnptinn The requested by Prime Minister Trudeau in found that the federal government itself is largely responsible for in- stability in construction. The council says all levels of government and government agencies should co-ordinate their plans to avoid bringing a number of large pro- and the James Bay for ex- a head at the same time. And it says the federal gov- ernment should stop using its investment in construction as a valve on the stepp- ing up construction in oeriods and cuttinc it off when inflation threatens. In line with previous government studies on hous- ing and the council urges elimination of the sales tax on building materials. It says the tax does not dis- tinguish between various kinds of commercial construc- and puts an unfair burden on buyers. The council says that stable growth should be wide- ly adopted as an important and urgent with other in- construction ranks high in cyclical instability of output but near average in cy- clical instability of employ- ment ;