Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOL. LXVII-188 The Lethbridge Herald JULY 1974 15 CENTS 68 Pages Iran lends Britain billion LONDON The British government is using a loan from oil-rich Iran to cut taxes and increase food subsidies in an attempt to check inflation. The announced Mon- day in will consist of three five-year credits bear- ing the prevailing interest rate in the international money market. Dems chancellor of the said the money will boost such nationalized industries as steel and which are running at loss due in part to worldwide in- flation. The loan will also help bridge the gap until Britain's North Sea oil fields begin producing enough oil for most domestic needs. This is ex- pected in about five years Healey said his domestic package of tax cuts and in- creased subsidies will mean an immediate one-per-cent cut in the cost of living first and main object is to attack inflation at its he said TO REDUCE TAX The measures include reduction in the value added tax to eight per cent from 10 This is a sales tax on all goods and services that is collected in all nine countries of the European Common Market cut in the retail prices of road diesel fuel and line with the reduced value added tax This may mean an average cut of about 2 4 cents in the price of gasoline now selling for 32 a gallon of local proper- ty taxes to offset a 20-per-cent increase in those taxes this year The taxes pay for com- munity roads and public and the government will make up the loss to the local authorities million in food mostly to keep the price of household flour down butter and milk are already subsidized Healey also said the ceiling on dividend increases will be raised to 12.5 per cent from five in hopes that this will increase investments in in- dustry Another which the minister did not is that it will help the stock market Exhibition grandstand postponed Work on a new Lethbndge Exhibition grandstand has been postponed because the architect's estimate was too the exhibition's general manager said today Andy Andrews said the ex- hibition association had an- ticipated a cost of 5 and the estimate was siderably higher Further negotiations would be held this week with the architect for a new he said The project has not been tendered yet Mr Andrews said the current wooden built in was getting to be expensive to maintain Cyprus gov't switch may be peace move THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Greek-Cypnot who took over the presidency of Cyprus from the ousted Archbishop Makarios resigned today and a prominent figure in the old regime was named to replace Cyprus radio said. The move was seen as an attempt to reach a peace accord with Turkey The British reported a new outbreak of fighting on Turkey's invasion beachhead in northern Cyprus near Kyrenia despite a ceasefire agreement accepted by all sides. Shortly before these Turkey's depu- ty prime Necmettin renewed an old Turkish demand for partition of the Mediterranean island between Greek-and Turkish- Cypnots Named to take over the Cy- pnot presidency is Glafoks who was speaker of the House of Representatives before Makarios was overthrown July 15 in a coup by the National Guard under the leadership of regular Greek army officers The Cyprus radio broadcast said Clerides has been sworn into office a headed intercommunal talks with the Turks under Makarios Nikos who took over from Makarios after the National Guard seized power and precipitated Turkey's in- vasion last said in an address over the Cyprus the island and that the ceasefire appeared to be holding. Earlier Associated Press correspondent Frank Hawkins reported from Nicosia that sporadic fighting broke out along the so-called separating the Greek and Turkish com- munities but that in general the ceasefire agreement had been respected by both sides. The dispatch was filed before the British and UN reports of new action. U.S officials have said they expect fighting to continue be- tween the Greek and Turkish communities for at least sev- eral more days The Greets outnumber the Turks on the island by about four to one. The call for partition by Deputy Prime Minister Er- bakan in Ankara was a re- statement of a long-standing Turkish demand to give the eastern end of the island to Turkey and the western qart to Greece The National Guard lead- ership which overthrew Ma- karios demanded complete union with which the Greek Orthodox archbishop opposed New president Glafoks Clerides replaces Sampson as head of Cyprus. Canadian troops face attack from two sides looal walk nears end Dave ready for the final leg of his around the checks his supply of shoes as he rests at his brother's house in Santa Calif. Kunst and another began the trek from their Minnesota home in to promote UNICEF. John was killed by bandits in but Dave has con- mule and wagon. He'll start the final miles next Monday. Lawyer says Nixon won't plead Fifth Amendment LACUNA Calif President Nixon's Watergate lawyer has refused to tell reporters whether Nix- on will abide by the United States Supreme Court's deci- sion in the latest Watergate tapes case James St appearing at a televised news conference after conferring with Nixon for about two hours Monday at San fended off about 10 questions that focus- ed on the court ruling ex- pected this-week In all the at White House press head- quarters St. Clair provided a definite answer only when asked whether Nix- on might plead the Fifth Amendment against self incnmination and withhold tapes if the court directs him to surrender them to special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski don't know whether it would be legally possible or but I can assure you he will not plead the Fifth the Boston lawyer responded Asked whether Nixon already has a contingency plan to deal with an adverse St Clair said and I don't see how he can un- til he gets the reads the opinion and consults with counsel Jaworski seeks 64 additional tapes of presidential conversations which he says are needed for the trial of seven former Nixon aides Inside Classified.......16-19 Comics 6 Comment...........4 District 13 Family .......14 Local News 12 Markets ......15 Sports 9 Theatres 7 TV 7 Weather 3 'I'd like to see how she looks when she wakes up.' LOW TONIGHT HIGH WED. HOT his is better equipped to lead the country. CLEAR CONSCIENCE Sampson added that he stepped down with a clear conscience He maintained that his action since the coup had been motivated by a desire to avoid civil war between the Turkish and Greek communities which share the island 45 miles from Turkey m the Mediterranean. The fighting report came from the British defence ministry which said in London that the battle action took place as a Royal Navy task force was evacuating strand- ed Britons and other foreigners from the northern coast. The ministry said the evacuation of about foreigners continued without too much difficulty because the fighting was about six miles from the evacuation point. The defence ministry said it had no details of the battle ac- tion The United Nations in New York said troops of its peace force on Cyprus took over the airport at the Cypnot because of new fighting there. A UN head- quarters spokesman said no details of the Nicosia fighting were available to him but that he described it as new and serious Breach of the cease- fire The ceasefire had been call- ed for 10 a m. EDT but fighting continued for several hours after that deadline Then about six hours the UN command on Cyprus reported all quiet on Canadian UN troops were being attacked from both sides today as their camp near Nicosia came un- der Turkish mortar fire and faced an advance by Greek- Cypnot National a UN spokesman announced The who had al- ready suffered some were located at Camp the spokesman said It was not known how many Canadian part of the UN peacekeeping force in were in the They were reported to be armed only with light per- sonal weapons. A UN spokesman said the Canadians were preparing to resist a takeover of their camp Word of the attack on the Canadians came in a1 cable dispatched by the UN force to UN headquarters here. It said that fighting broke out on the Green Line separating the Greek-and Turkish-Cypnot districts at about midday Turks began mortar shelling in the area of occupied by Canadian about 2 30 p.m local time the National Guard began moving forward into the area of the Wolseley the Ledra Palace Hotel and Camp Kronborg The Canadian contingent was ordered to prepare to resist forced entry into the camp are trying to arrange a the cable concluded. UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus to double UNITED NATIONS UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim has announced plans to double the size of the man UN peacekeeping force on Cyprus. Britain and Finland are reported to have responded positively to the UN request for more troops but Canada has suggested Waldheim look to countries other than those now supply- ing troops to the force ditional manpower. The force now is made up of soldiers from Ireland and with small civilian police un- its from Denmark and Sweden It was established in 1964 to serve as a buffer between Turks9 invasion of Cyprus falls short of goals NEW YORK Despite intitial advantages of command of the air and numerical the Turkish forces in- vading Cyprus have won only one of four primary objectives in three days of fighting. After conflict sever they have succeeded in opening a corridor from the beachhead west of Kyrenia to but they have not captured the port of the airport of Nicosia or the capital itself. United States military sources in Washington and British officers in London believed that the powerful launched by the Turks Monday was intended Analysis By DREW MIDDLETON New York Times Service center of communications on the has been the chief-objective since the outset Military opinion is that the first Turkish effort fell short because of dogged resistance in the city and on the southern slopes of the mountains between Kyrenia and the capital and because the Turks were short of heavy weapons to support the airborne forces that made the original attack. The success of the first phases of that at- tack may have contributed to its eventual slowdown According to an officer with access to reports from the by noon Saturday the Turks they had it They had encountered only sporadic resistance on the he and there seemed no reason to consolidate and wait for heavy weapons moving on the still-contested road from Kyrenia. The invading force soon found itself bogged msiot farm rtf war. clashes in an urban environment in which air superionty is less decisive than in open conditions. Continued communal fighting at Paphos. and Famagusta was expected by western officers to provide the Turks with an excuse for pursuing their operations and rein- forcement. Before the cease-fire was suppos- ed to go into effect at 9 a.m. Cyprus time it was estimated that the Turks had brought in more men by sea and air to bolster their original force of The assault on Kyrenia shell- ing by two destroyers and attacks by armor and infantry appears to support the conten- tion that the Turks may obey a cease-fire but will in military stand fast. The beachhead west of seized was apparently adequate for the debarkation of light jeeps and armored personnel carriers. The troops that landed there went nn tn the Nicosia road between the mountains to link up with thejirborne forces fighting outside the capital. As the battle intensified a port was needed for heavier weapons and infantry to reinforce the Turkish troops in and around Nicosia and to establish a reserve. at a moment today when it could have been reasonable to assume that all Turkish efforts would be directed at a major drive had to be undertaken to capture the with armored infantry attacking after prolonged naval and aerial bom- bardment. A big uncertainty in the military picture is the obedience of the Greek and Turkish Cypriote irregulars to the cease-fire. Western who refuse to speculate on the irregulars' believe that their con- tinued activity will be a tempting invitiation to continued action that the Turkish high command will find it difficult to refuse. Greek-and Turkish-Cypnots and at one time numbered 000 men but was reduced as tensions appeared to subside Canada now provides 480 troops to the mostly from the Edmonton-based Canadian Airborne Regiment. Canada's contribution is se- Greek premier resigns ATHENS Premier Adamantios Androutsopoulos' military-backed government resigned today and power in Greece will be turned over to a civilian the of- fice of President Gen. Phoedon Gizikis announced As news of the government's resignation spread through the people poured into the streets cheering. Horn-honking cars raced down the main boulevards. Former minister Petros Yarousahas was one of seven leading former Greek politi- cians summoned to the office of President Gen Phaedon Gizikis for urgent con- sultations that dragged through nearly six hours. Yarousalias said there will be a full government an- nouncement later detailing the government change A crowd of Athenians out- side the presidential office clapped and cheered as the meeting broke up. People chanted and as the politicians drove off. cond only to that of which supplies 780 troops After Waldheim's state- ment on Britain an- nounced it is ready to send in another 600 men and Agence France-Presse reported from Helsinki that Finland is ready to supply 600 more troops. Finland now has 226 men in Cyprus. Nine Canadian troops were wounded during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus which began Saturday. Canadians are normally stationed along the socalled separating Greek-and Turkish-Cypriote in a sensitive area and scene of heavy fighting this week. In External Affairs Minister Sharp said the UN might need so many more men in Cyprus that Canada may ask the UN to ask not only those countries already there but other countries as well to make a manpower contribution. Waldheim told the Security Council the current force is too small to deal with con- ditions in Cyprus since the-' Turkish invasion. and About town Crown prosecutor Jim Langston moving bucket on provincial courtroom floor to keep up with a drip from leak- ing roof Cow boss Craig Wilson discovering that tagg- ing a heifer can be paintul on the elbows.