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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD July 1974 News in brief Abortion apostle called 'martyr' Esso lowers heating oil price illXOll SSKS MONTREAL Henry Morgentaler was described as a Thursday by Mr. Justice James Hugessen who sentenc- ed the 50-year-old doctor to 18 months in jail for performing an illegal abortion. Mr Justice who presided at Dr. Morgentaler's trial in Court of Queen's Bench last said he considered a variety of fac- tors in imposing a paritively term in rela- tion to the legal maximum of life imprisonment. Among these factors were undoubted sincerity of the his self-imposed martyrdom in the name of abortion on demand and the apparent medical acceptabili- ty of his Now it's every man for himself LONDON Bri- tain returned to free wage bargaining at midnight Thurs- day night after nearly two years of statutory controls The pay board set up by the previous Conservative govern- ment and presided over by 64- year-old Sir Frank Figgures ceases to exist following Parliamentary approval of a Hijackers extradited to Mexico BUENOS AIRES Two hijackers whose epic exploits captured the atten- tion of the world in 1971 were extradited to Mexico Thurs- day night The two are Robert Lee Jackson. an and Ligia Lucrecia Sanchez Ar- 27. from Guatemala. They have been serving jail terms here for forcing a Braniff Airlines Boeing 707 flying over San to land at the Mexican city of Another French N-test claimed N.Z. Prime Minister Norman Kirk of New Zealand said he believes France ex- ploded another nuclear bomb in the atmosphere today in the South Pacific. This would be the fourth French test in its current series. The previous ex- plosions were reported on June 16. July 7 and July 18. Kirk gave no indication of the magnitude of the latest ex- plosion. other story Page Cab fare charge dismissed NEW YORK A charge against Stephen brother-in-law of the late President John over an unpaid 60-cent taxi fare was dismissed in Manhattan Criminal Court Thursday. The prosecutor said the cab company did not wish to press charges. disputed the fare and refused to pay it July 2 on his way to a Manhattan spot. Police were and who is married to the former Jean was taken to the station in hand-cuffs. Former Vancouver MLA dies VANCOUVER Robert Henry a former Van- couver union leader and has died at the age of 93. Mr longtime secretary of the Vancouver Typographical Local also served on the Van- couver school Van- couver police commission and University of B.C. board of governors. He was a member of the South Vancouver School Board from 1912 to 1918 and South Vancouver Labor MLA from 1920 to 1928. After leav- ing the Mr. Neelands was a member of the Vancouver police commis- sion in 1929 and 1930 and a Vancouver school trustee from 1932 to 1942. He was a member of the UBC board of governors from 1942 to 1954. Undercover work leads to arrests VANCOUVER Two young police constables posted as drug addicts for about four months to gather evidence for police who Thursday started a major drug roundup involving about BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. i FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE 1 100 suspected heroin traf- fickers As a result of evidence from the male female undercover drug squad detectives swore out 101 warrants earlier this week for alleged nar- cotics violations. Members of the crime prevention the drug squad and some RCMP of- ficers started the search for those wanted Thursday after- noon and by late evening at least 21 people had been arrested. NOTICE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE 1974 PARKING PERMITS FOR THE HANDICAPPED Applications for parking permits for the handicapped are now available at the En- gineering City Hall. 1973 permits will not be valid after August 1974 but drops two free services By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Imperial Oil Ltd. of Toronto has announced it is lowering the price of heating oil for its customers by 1.5 cents a effective Sept. 1. The drop in price will compensate for the company's dropping of two furnace services now included free in the cost of heating the regular furnace condition- ing and the emergency service. In letters to local Esso Home Comfort companies explain that while Esso has provided customers with the two services for a number of the service needs of customers vary. need service yet they pay the same as those who use the service more since its cost is includ- ed in the price of the A spokesman for Imperial in Toronto said yesterday the change will affect Esso heating oil customers across Canada. He added that Imperial joins most other major oil companies in Canada who previously have dropped the free service and lowered their oil prices accordingly. As an the cost of heating oil in the national capital will drop from 37.6 cents a gallon in effect now to 36.1 cents a effective Sept 1. Customers will in future either have to pay for repairs and service to their heating systems as needed or will have to par- ticipate in special oil company service and parts plans. cut by Americans to fight inflation Labor government order to abolish it. The only restraint in future wage bargaining between un- ions and employers is the mi- nority Labor administration's social contract with the un- based on an appeal for fairness in society and a com- bined effort to contain inflation. LOS ANGELES President Nixon has outlined an economic policy calling for budget a federal payroll slash ot persons and an appeal that all United States citizens salt away 15 cents for every spent. Nixon made what aides termed a major television- radio address here Thursday where they let off 102 passengers in return for from Mexican authorities They then had stops in Peru and Rio de be- fore surrendering at Buenos Aires airport Argentina received extra- dition demands from both Mexico and the United but the justice ministry decid- ed in favor of Mexico because it was there that they obtained the ransom money Versatility Dual controls in a garbage Only for according to city employee Gary who drove in this oicture. This machine is con- structed by Neufeldt Industries Ltd. of Lethbridge and is being tried by the city. The extra steering wheel allows the operator to load from either side without walking around the truck. Greeks promised new democracy Park seizure called a 'war' ATHENS in ceremonies for cabinet ministers in Premier Constan- tine Cararnanhs's national un- ity government were postpon- ed at the last minute today without explanation. Informed sources how- the centrist politicians were refusing to join the gov- ernment unless members of the old military junta were re- moved from their armed forces posts. News photographers were first advised that the ceremo- nies would begin at 11 a m. then were told to return six hours later. Informants said the centrist objections came after the new defence Evanghelos announced Thursday evening that one has re- signed. the entire body of officers are at their The sources said the centrist politicians insist that at least Brig.-Gen. Dimitrios the commander of the military be removed. loannides depended on the tough police unit to maintain his position as the behmd-scenes power. The military police were ac- of torturing the junta's opponents. Earlier loannides had been reported transferred to a new post on the Greek-Turkish frontier. Caramanlis said in his first national radio and television speech Thursday night that he wanted to form a government of national whose pri- mary task would be to ex- tricate the country from the Cyprus crisis. He also promis- ed a quick return to democracy in Greece. End seen to siege Tex. A state prison official said today that a marathon siege by severi armed convicts holding 11 hostages may be drawing toward an end. don't think it will go be- yond prison spokesman Ron Taylor told reporters gathered outside the main entrance of the prison just before dawn. Telephone negotiations with the rebel held inter- mittently since they seized their captives about 1 p.m. Wednesday and holed up in the penitentiary's education has been recessed for a second night by agreement. Ont. The armed occupation by Indians of a park in this northwestern Ontario town entered its fourth day today with no signs of a breakthrough in talks aimed at solving the problems highlighted by the occupation. The between Indian representatives and officials at the provincial and federal government were to resume today behind closed doors. The parties were guarded in their comments about any progress they have made to date. The discussions lasted for about four hours the second day of and Mayor Jim Davidson said later the two sides are still about what we are going to and not much else. is no way we can properly negotiate anything in this Mr. Davidson said. can't be blackmail- ed like this into making Mr. Davidson said he thought the talks would be more productive if the Indians would abandon their occupation and leave Anicmabe where about 150 Indians have been camped since a four-day Ojibway Na- tion conference concluded at midnight Monday night. The Ojibway Warrior Socie- ty has declared the park off- limits to all non-Indians. The Indians contend the park was ear-marked in a 1929 agree- ment with the federal govern- ment lor use by Indians. Mr Davidson said he is pre- pared to allow the Indians in the park to there all sum- mer if that's what they want to do CALLS IT A 'WAR' Several of those who are be- hind the barricades the In- dians built at the park entrance are veterans of the seigc 18 months ago at Wound- ed Knee in South Dakota. Harvey security director for the occupation and a member of the American Indian Movement who took in the affair at Wounded people out there still believe this is just a picnic But this is Mr a resident of Des peo- ple here are just sick and tired of what they've been handed in past years and they feel death would be a lot better than more of the Mr Major said he is con- cerned about the possibility that some members of the oc- cupation group may incite violence through its harass- ment of an activity that has been increasing steadily since the park takeover keep going after them for it. but they keep it up anyway. It worries He was well received by more than businessmen and manufacturers and their wives who gathered to hear him in a ballroom at the Cen- tury Plaza Hotel. The president did not see some 300 pickets who march- ed outside the hotel. These in- cluded impeachment ad- vocates and representatives of the United Farm Workers of America. In Arch U S. Chamber of Commerce policies President Nixon enun- ciated are admirable and re- sponsible. We need above as he an anti-inflation lobby. We need a national will to stop But Representative Wright Patman chairman of the House of Representatives banking and currency is good that the president at long last is speaking out on the economy but he still fails to spell out the specific steps. It is laudable to want more production but he does not ex- plain how this is to be ac- the president advocated a continuation of current federal economic programs and rejection of shock treatment of a drastic 'wringing out' ot the cost of which in terms of increased un- employment for millions of Americans would be unaccep- Here is how Nixon summa- rized his policy to check inflation is fundamentaly a policy to curb the growth of demand relative to the growth of supply In the short atten- tion must focus on holding down the increase in because with few exceptions increasing supply takes a con- siderable amount of time Repeating a pledge to balance the budget due tor submission to Congress in Nixon also said he will try to hold spending in the current budget which began July 1. to close to billion. This would represent a cut of nearly billion from his goal seven months ago Nixon also announced he will reduce the federal work torce by by next June 30. Aides said this will be ac- complished through normal attrition and will not involve brings Nixon urged that all Ameri- rans join in fighting inflation by cutting their own spending. He advocated cut of only lvz per cent in personal con- sumption would mean like putting away 15 cents for every Less spending means less pressure on prices he said saving means more investment in new housing and new therefore lower prices CONTRACT ACCORD REACHED B.C. The International Wood- workers of America and the Interior Forest Labor Relations Association signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday night. Wyman chief IWA said the union negotiating committee will recommend acceptance of the memorandum to its members in British Colum- bia's southern interior. committee is un- animous in recommending acceptance of the proposed terms of he said. He said he hoped voting by members on the proposed terms could be carried out as expeditiously as possible. Mr Trineer said the workers will remain off the job for eight to 10 days pending ratification. Details of the proposed settlement were not released pending ratification. Cosgrave decries terrorism DUBLIN Prime Minister Liam Cosgrave of the Irish republic renewed Dublin's pledge Thursday to help stamp out terrorism in Northern Ireland. the evidence so clear- ly before us of the pain and de- struction caused by violence in the we will adhere to the policy of helping to contain it and of seeking progress by discussion and he said. Cosgrave made his remarks in parliament during a state- of-the-nation speech. In Northern guerrilla bombers sent six into down- town bringing chaos during the city's evening rush hour. The bombs were placed on vehicles seized by the who had pre- viously kidnapped relatives of the drivers and forced them to deliver the deadly police said. One estimated to con- tain about 500 pounds of ex- wrecked the entrance of the Europa which has already suffered million in bomb damage in its 20-month existence. President still owes in back taxes WASHINGTON President Nixon still had not paid by the end of June all of the delinquent taxes he prom- ised to congressional irr. peachment investigators said today. The House of Represen- tatives judiciary committee said Nixon pledged April 3 to pay in delinquent tax- es. But by June he had given the Internal Revenue Service only leaving a balance of The committee disclosed the status of Nixon's back-tax payments in the 10th volume of material it released in connection with its impeach- ment inquiry. The committee also con- firmed earlier reports that the IRS assessed Nixon a five-per- cent negligence penalty amounting to for the tax years and 1972. Oil film on oceans may be causing droughts CARACAS Delegates to the United Nations conference on the law of the sea did not have to go far to find the effect Venezuela's oil industry has had on its environment. Members of the 21-country conference visited Lake compliments of two oil companies who have installations on the lake. said one Canadian official. am amazed that they have the nerve to show us this In the areas where the lake is not black and dicative of oil resembles a thick pea green with dead algae. The lake bed is covered with six feet of and 000 kilometres of pipeline. Almost half of the lake is dotted with oil rigs. There are more than inoperative their skeletons obscur- ing the horizon. It is to remove the the oil com- panies so they remain as a memorial to the world's de- mand for oil. Lake Maracaibo has been killed by the thousands of bar- rels of oil that have been unin- tentionally spilled into its wa- ters. And Lake Maracaibo flows directly into the sea. Samples taken from every ocean of the world show a thin coating of a fraction of a millimetre thick. The oil keeps a percentage of sunlight from reaching the ocean below. More than 70 per cent of the world's oxygen supply is re- newed through the biological action of plankton near the ocean's surface and on its bed. The plankton dies when its exact quota of oxygen is not met. When it so do the minute plants and animals that feed on it. Dr Rene van a Belgian fears the thin film of oil also may be preventing the breaking of water bubbles that are med due to the action of waves. The majority of evaporation is through the breaking of these and Dr. van Grieken looks upon recent droughts in various parts of the world as frightening in- dication that this oily film might already be interfering with the normal production of Canada's de- mand for the authority to im- pose stricter pollution stan- dards in sensitive ticularly the Arctic finding much scientific sup- port Scientists believe that sus- tained exposure to oil will stain lessening their ability to reflect sunlight. This results in more rapid possibly raising the world water levels. Further studies by scien- tists indicate the oil pollution problem will creep up on an unsuspecting world. Barbara Ward writes in a publication calling for an environmentally-sound law of the are no red lights to signal the approach of the the point of no ;