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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, June 1, 1974 News in brief Conspiracy charges laid LONDON (AP) A Scotland Yard team investigating corruption in local government has arrested three prominent members of the Labor Party organization in northern England on conspiracy charges. They included a former Lord Mayor of the city of Newcastle and a one-time mavor of the town of Castleford in Yorkshire. The arrests Friday followed an intensive investigation into the activities of Yorkshire architect John Poulson, who once had the biggest firm of architects in Europe. He now is serving a seven-year sentence for bribing a senior civil servant and executives of government-owned industries to award his contracts. Cabinet tour dates set EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta cabinet wiii begin the first of four sr.Tnmer tours June 24 in East Central Alberta with visits to 38 communities. Premier Peter Lougheed will use a government jet helicopter to visit the towns of Viking, Wainwright, St. Paul and Lloydminster, as well as Vegreville, where the cabinet will meet June 25. Pbns announced Friday indicate the 22-member cabinet will split into six groups for visits to smaller communities. No additional troops needed SASKATOON (CP) Ex- ternal affairs minister Mitchell Sharp said Friday night Canadian troops will be deployed along the Israeli- Syrian ceasefire line, but no additional troops will be sent to the Mideast. The troops necessary to fulfil Canada's obligation in the Golan Heights will be drawn from the Canadian peacekeeping contingent with the United Nations force along the Israeli-Egyptian ceasefire line, he told a news conference. Canadians will provide engi- neering, communications and transportation services for the United Nations force in the Golan Heights, the same function they fill along the Suez frontier. He said Canada may be asked by the UN to provide strategic materials for the Golan Heights force. Mr. Sharp declined to esti- mate the cost of the Canadian operation. He described the ceasefire agreement as "a remarkable achievement" while cautioning that it is merely a step toward total settlement of the conflict. "It is far more hopeful that it has been at any time in the past 25 years. At least now they are negotiating." Pension plan to be probed THUNDER BAY, Ont. (CP) Labor Minister John Munro Friday announced that a com- mission of inquiry was being appointed to examine all as- pects of railway pension plans. At a meeting here, Mr. Munro said the commission will look into the adequacy of benefits and administration and the cost to workers and compare its findings with similar plans in the public service and other or- ganizations. He did not say who would be on the commission, only that it would make recommendations on the administration of railway pension plans. Poultry price drop expected VANCOUVER (CP) Spokesman for British Columbia's egg, broiler chicken and turkey marketing boards said Friday they expect price drops for their products following the Canadian Wheat Board's announcement of a lowering of some grain prices. The spokesmen said the lowering of grain prices will mean less costly feed grains and ultimately, cheaper eggs, chickens and turkeys. Carpet Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 or 327-9394 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. Bill Jansen, chairman of the Egg Marketing Board, said he anticipates lower wholesale prices for eggs and this lower price should be passed on at the retail level. Kirk Stanley, manager of the Turkey Marketing Board, said wholesale turkey prices have already fallen and a further reduction is expected. He said wholesale price of a hen turkey this week was 42% cents a pound, down three cents from a week ago. Last week, the wheat board dropped the price of No. 3 red wheat by a bushel and barley by 53 cents a bushel. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Windsor, Albert Stewart, 59, professional comedian, hypnotist, actor and former Royal Air Force squadron leader, of a heart attack. Clue Three: In the Centre o1 it all The citizens Bunt a Ha BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD, FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL NOTICE TO NON-RATEPAYERS RESIDENT TAKE NOTICE THAT persons resident in the City of Lethbridge who are not registered property owners but who are Canadian Citizens or British subjects of the full age of eighteen years and who will have resided in the City of Lethbridge or any area an- nexed to the City for a period of the twelve months which immediately precede the 16th day of October, 1974, may make application at the Assessment De- partment in the City Hall, Lethbridge, to have their names placed on the List of Electors during the penod from the 1st day of January to the 25th day of September, 1974, during normal working hours ot each day except Saturday, Sunday and any Public Holiday. ARTHUR L. LARSON, Registrar Party leaders TV debate off Pickets out plant closes down Way clear for j Labor trouble sands labor bill hits Swift's Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Legislation to clear the way for labor- management peace for construction of oil sands plants was approved Friday after charges the government was attempting to "sneak it through." Opposition Leader Bob Clark said the Labor Act amendment went from first reading to second reading in only three days which gave little chance to study the ramifications. "The government is trying to sneak it through at the end of the session hoping it won't get much public he said during debate. The legislature is expected to adjourn by the middle of next week. Manpower Minister Bert Hohol rebutted the charge by saying the last clause of the amendment was drafted only the day before the government introduced the legislation. Dr. Hohol said second reading was accelerated to give members a chance to consider the bill over the weekend before debating it in detail during third reading next week. He also termed as "sheer and utter nonsense" opposition claims that labor and management groups had not been consulted on the legislation. More than 30 meetings had been held, he said. New Democratic leader Grant Notley said it was understandable members felt "shock and concern" at only getting three days notice. He said the legislation could be some ot the most far-raching passed by the government. The rights of contraction workers must be protected, he said. The bill would make collective agreements lasting for the entire construction period of an oil sands plant possible. Construction of an extraction plant is expected to take five years. The amendment became necessary to separate such projects from general collective agreements. But Dr. Hohol emphasized that safeguards against wages at the projects driving up wages throughout the province or vice-versa were included. He rejected a call by Dick Gruenwald to delay the bill for more consideration. Mr. Gruenwald (SC Lethbridge West) feared it could have a "very devastating effect" on construction prices outside the oil sands. Dr. Hohol said the parties involved are unable to get anywhere in negotiations without the legislation so it was useless to delay. Hogs may be killed to force higher prices Confrontation flared Friday in the dispute between the major meat packers and the Canadian Food and Allied WorKers, shutting down a packing house in Lethbridge. Jim Gough, Lethbridge manager of Swift Canadian Co. Ltd., said the company's employees had staged a work slowdown, cutting production by about 50-per- cent. He said the workers were told they would not be paid if they didn't work, and they left the plant about 11 a.m. Norm Leclaire, business representative for Local 740 of the CFAW, said it was his understanding the men were on their way back to work after a meeting to discuss contract negotiations when they were told to leave. He called the action a lockout. Pickets were placed around the plant about noon, he said. Mr Leclaire said the 85 Swifts workers were the only ones affected as far as he knew. Stan Matkin, vice-president cr the Swift's unit of Local 740, said the workers felt the company has not been negotiating in good faith. The CFAW also served strike notice on Swifts Friday, said Mr. Leclaire. The union will go out June 5 at two plants in Alberta, but Swifts. Burns Foods Lid. and Canada Packers Ltd. have said they will lock out all of their employees in Alberta if one plant is struck. On June 12 the lockout will be extended to the rest of Canada if there is no settlement. Three objectives hinder permanent peace in Mideast By DAVE BLAIKIE THE CANADIAN PRESS A CBC spokesman confirmed Friday that negotiations to arrange a face- to-face televised debate of party leaders before the July 8 federal election have broken down. Gordon Cullingham, acting Ottawa area supervisor for the network's public affairs programming, said efforts to reach agreement among the four major parties have been abandoned. In Rouyn, Que., Social Credit Leader Real Caouette, released Friday from hospital after three days of diabetic tests, said he was anxious for a debate. "I think whoever is stalling is guilty of treason to the people of Canada." The last nationally-televised political debate among major party leaders was in 1968 when Prime Minister Trudeau, Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, former NDP leader T.C. Douglas and Mr. Caouette met on the same platform. Meanwhile, all national leaders but Mr. Caouette were busy on the campaign trail. Mr. Trudeau was in Quebec, Mr. Stanfield in British Columbia and NDP Leader David Lewis in Ontario. The Trudeau Express, 3 special eight-car train that left Sydney, N.S., four days ago, travelled from St. Foy, near Quebec City, to its final destination in Montreal, making five stops en route. The prime minister, who seemed to enjoy the leisurely- paced tour, carried the same Hurricane season under way WESTLOCK, Alta. (CP) A farmer who shot and killed about 120 of his hogs this week said Friday he killed the animals because he can only receive about half what it costs to raise them under present marketing arrangements. Maurice Letourneau said it costs 60 cents a pound to raise a hog to maturity, but the current market price is only 34 cents a pound. The federal floor price for pork is 22.5 cents a pound. Mr. Letourneau said the federal floor price "isn't worth a snowball in hell." He predicted more farmers will kill all or most of their hog herds to create greater demand that will force prices to producers up. The only thing keeping him on his 960 acre farm north of this community about 40 miles north of Edmonton is 800 acres of mixed grain, and about 300 head of cattle. u isn'i enough io keep his sons around, though. Three of his oldest boys want to leave farming. He said the only defence left to farmers to get a fair price for their product is to destroy the product. Chain food stores are deliberately keeping the price of pork up for consumers, even though prices of feed grain and wholesale prices of pork have both dropped, said Mr. Letourneau. WASHINGTON (AP) Henry Kissinger has told con- gressional leaders that three obstacles remain in the way of a permanent Middle East peace. "In order, they were rectifi- cation of frontiers, Palestinian refugees and the question of Senator John Tower (Rep. Tex.) told reporters Friday after emerging from a briefing by the United States state secretary. Kissinger met separately with President Nixon and the congressional leaders at the White House within hours of returning from a 34-day diplomatic marathon in the Middle East that produced a disengagement pact between Israel and Syria. The agreement was signed in Gen- eva. During the afternoon, Kissinger also conferred in private for nearly two hours with the Senate foreign relations committee. Acting committee chairman Frank Church (Dem. Idaho) said afterward that the com- mittee is "well satisfied with this singular achievement, and fully supported'' Kissinger's efforts to bring about the disengagement. Kissinger told reporters that there is 'still a long road to go" for a permanent Middle East settlement, but that "the first step was the most diffi- cult." He identified that step as bridging "the wide gulf of mistrust" that separated Israel and Syria, but said "I now believe the two sides have learned to listen" to each other. Nixon is expected to visit the Middle East beginning next weekend. FBI urges help of news media KANSAS CITY tem. 99VP of il m herr acltvrty and as a c.sir i r> ham- as a deposit IDT fu'iif hodv needs A 1hgi 1 it, present in hrr Ivnrjh the lymph 1-9 find 'h-l her body Tbe, percent ot u-n 'n'lfcai for maintaining life of young woman It con'fols. hormones body functions Iho pi'uitary hormones from the body s ler gland) and it controls the transport ot runner's tract into and c J1 c! cells There- O'tft calcium can irp first it r-iust be and then from 7111 err it musl hv Which cases (To be 'wrti -vc AUOJV the Lethbridge Milk Foundation ;