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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE June News in brief Mediation taiks fail CALGARY (CP) An attempt to mediate a contract dispute between separate school trustees and their teachers failed Monday and the teachers meet Thursday to vote for arbitration or to strike. "Our recommendation to the teachers will be that they reject arbitration and give us the authority to ask the industrial board of relations for a strike Bob Rechard, president of local 55 of the Alberta Teachers' Association, said in an interview. Both the teachers and trustees had turned down an earlier conciliation report which allowed the teachers 6.5 per cent over a one year contract plus a 2.5 per cent increment. The old contract ended Dec. 31. Shooting accident kills man CEREAL. Alta (CP) Archie Garbut, 60, of Chinook. Alta died Monday night shortly after a bullet fired by a youth shooting in a field riccoched and struck him in the chest RCMP said Mr Garbut was umpiring a baseball game at Cereal sportsground when the accident occurred.Two youths were firing a .22-calibre rifle in a field about yards away and one bullet apparently riccoched striking Mr. Garbut in the right lung. Cereal is about IOC miles east of Drumheller. Irvings may reconcile NEW YORK (AP) Clifford and Edith Irving say they are "discussing alternatives to a divorce." Mrs Irving had said earlier she would seek a divorce. The two were reunited during the weekend after being separated for almost two years by the bars of American and Swiss jails. Edith said she expects Irving to join her and their two sons at their home on the Spanish island of Ibiza in the fall He will have to receive permission from his parole board to go to Ibiza. Israelis seize guerrillas TEL AVIV iReuter) Israeli forces have captured two Palestinian guerrillas on the country's northern border with Lebanon, an army spokesman said today. Earlier this week, two guer- rillas were killed by Israeli forces in the same area. The two were caught after security forces found tracks of a band of guerrillas leading from the border towards the northern settlement of Idmit, followed them and captured the two men. Both were said to be Israeli Arabs who had crossed into Lebanon two years ago. Terrorists doublecross senator ACAPULCO (AP) Senator Ruben Figueroa and four other persons, who set up a meeting with a guerrilla leader, have been kidnapped by the guerrilla group, the Mexican government said Monday. Interior Minister Mario Moya Palencia said two of the four persons kidnapped with Figueroa were the senator's private secretary, Gloria Brito, and university professor Fibronio Diaz Figueroa. The names of the other two persons were not released but Moya said they were acting as intermediaries between the senator and the guerrilla leader, Lucio Cabanas. Garment workers strike NEW YORK (AP) The first United States-wide strike of garment workers in more than half a century hit 800 factories in 39 states Monday, with 110.000 men's and boys' clothing makers off their jobs in a wage deadlock. don't know what it is to be on strike." said Frank Bianco, a clothing cutter for 24 years on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. "This is the first time since I've worked." GRADUATES BRUCE E. RUSSELL Son of Mrs. L. Russell of Lethbridge. Graduated from the University of British Columbia and received his Degree of LL. B in Law. Bruce is now associated with Kroll Can- field Brown of Vancou- ver. B.C BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phon. 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL NOTICE! Sven Ericksen SVEN ERICKSEN Headquarters (Mobile Home Trailer) Is Now Open 1715 MM Drive South Phone 329-0224 Volunteers Appreciated Join the Sven Ericksen Team Working for Canadians! Inserted by ihe Lejhbridge Federal Liberal India jeopardizes nuclear sale to Argentina By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA India's detonation of a "peaceful" nuclear device could jeopardize Canada's first coup in the nuclear reactor export field: the sale by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and Italian interests of a million Canadian-designed nuclear power reactor to Argentina. Government officials with AECL, the Atomic Energy Control Board, and the external affairs department Monday agreed that Canada might now be forced to require Argentina to renegotiate an already-signed contract for the reactor, to ensure that Argentina could not use any of the materials, equipment or technology obtained from Canada for making even a "peaceful" nuclear device. The problem centres around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Canada has ratified but India and Argentina have not, and the fact that so-called international nuclear safeguards which Canada requires before selling anything nuclear to non-NPT countries might not prevent a repeat of the India situation. It's a problem that one Canadian nuclear official described as "a skeleton we hoped would never come out, in the hope it might be solved for us" before the Indian situation. India, which was under special nuclear safeguards designed to prevent use of Canadian nuclear reactors or equipment for building any nuclear device, has interpretted the phrase "for peaceful uses as meaning 'hat nuclear technology and equipment could be used for building "peaceful nuclear devices. The nuclear reactor Canada will be selling to Argentina will be covered, under the terms of an already-signed contract, by a nuclear inspection safeguard agreement between Argentina and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) a safeguards agreement Canada is not involved in drafting. That safeguards agreement, scheduled to be signed later There was no immediate ef- fect on retail clothing outlets. Judge killed PASCO. Wash. (AP) A court official says he knows of no controversial cases handled by a judge who was killed when a mailed package he was opening exploded in his office. Court administrator Jim Boldt expresses his view after the blast killed Superior Court Judge James Lawless, 50, late Monday. Officials here said they do not know why the judge was the target. He had served or. the bench for 17 years. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Victoria, B.C. Richard Ellis. 48, prominent rugby official, drowned while scuba diving. Kaowlton, Qne. George B. Foster, 76. former member of the defunct Quebec legislative council and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross in the First World War. The old and the new Golda Meir congratulates Yitzhak Rabin on his election as Israeli premier Monday. Close vote confirms new Israeli regime THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Yitzhak Rabin's new Israeli cabinet holds its inaugural meeting today following its approval by a 61-to-51 vote of confidence in the Israeli parliament. Arthritis pill probe under way VANCOUVER (CP) A federal health department official said Monday a crackdown on a Chinese herb pill reputed to assist arthritis sufferers, but being seized because it may produce a serious disease, has almost been completed. The department issued a warning Friday about the piils. called Chifong Toukuwan Nan Lien, after reports from the U.S. said the pills can lead to blood damage. The official said laboratory tests here and in Ottawa confirm the pills contain two drugs not named on the outside of the container. They are a pain killer called aminopyrine and an arthritic agent called phenylbulazone, both of which can only be obtained in Canada by prescription. He said both formal seizures and voluntary withdrawals have been made at six or seven import firms here and in Victoria during the weekend. ''Today our investigators have been visiting the small outlets." Dr. S. C. Naimon, hemotologist at Vancouver General Hospital, confirmed the drugs could be dangerous. The Knesset accepted the Jewish nation's first native- and his 18-member cabinet after nearly eight hours of stormy debate in which conservative hard-liners said that the new government was top heavy with doves. The winning margin was one of the closest on a confirmation vote in Israeli history. But it is likely to be much closer on votes in the future since Rabin's coalition numbers only 61 of the 120 Knesset members, or a majority of two. Although Rabin is known as a moderate on relations with the Arabs and his cabinet includes at least four members who considered the previous government's foreign policy too unyielding, the new premier in his statement to the Knesset out- lined a policy toward Israel's Arab foes no different trom that of his predecessor, Premier Golda Meir. He said he will work for "a just, honorable" peace by stages "but not at any price" and meanwhile will keep the armed forces at maximum strength. He rejected an inde- pendent Palestinian state, negotiations with the Palestinian guerrillas and return of all the territory captured in the 1967 war. Rabin said his first objective will be to advance the process of peace negotiations with Egypt. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy in a comment on the new premier's speech called on him to renounce Is- rael's "old colonialist concept" and "accept the presence of a secular Palestine stale within 01 beside her." Meanwhile, the Palestine guerrilla movement was re- ported to have agreed at a meeting in Cairo not to join in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations at this time and lo set conditions for future participation that Israel would never accept. On the oil front, the economic commission of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) recommended that the posted price of Arabian light crude oil be raised to a barrel from But informed sources said the OPEC is expected to reject the proposal since Abderrahman Khene. OPEC's secretary- general, said earlier this week that the organization wants to keep oil prices at the current level for the third quarter of the year. Meanwhile, the newspaper of Algeria's ruling party reported that the Algerian government has defied the other Arab oil states by unilaterally lifting the embargo on oil shipments to the Netherlands and cancelling the reduction on to Denmark. These are the last remnants of the Arab oil restrictions voted after the October war and the other Arab oil countries had refused to go along with Algeria's proposal that they be lifted at a meeting Sunday in Cairo. this summer, is expected to have the same basic semantic weakness as Canada's original agreement with India involving the Cirrus reactor supplied India by Canada and believed to have been used in making India's bomb; that is, the phrase "for peaceful uses only" is used in IAEA nuclear safeguard agreements, without specifying that this excludes the making of any nuclear device. The external affairs department stressed that the NPT wording prohibits the building by a non-nuclear weapons state of any nuclear device, peaceful or otherwise. Canada believes it has an obligation under the treaty to ensure that its .sale of nuclear material, equipment or possibly even technology cannot be used to build any nuclear device. The government is quietly hoping that the IAEA will change its future nuclear safeguard agreements, starting with the Argentinan agreement, to specifically prohibit the building of any nuclear device. Quebec labor supporting Lewis CANADIAN PRESS While other political leaders rested Monday, New Demo- cratic Party Leader David Lewis wooed the elusive NDP vote in Quebec and received good news. The Quebec Federation of Labor the province's largest labor group, called on its members to support the NDP for the July 8 general election. The NDP has never elected a member to the Commons in Quebec. In Saint John, N.B., just be- fore moving on to the Quebec City area Monday, Mr. Lewis expressed delight with QFL's backing. He said it marks the first time the group has thrown its weight behind the NDP in such a specific vtfay, "although there has been support before." Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, who completed a six-day tour through Central and Western Canada last weekend, went to Montreal today and then to the East Coast. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette was to begin his western campaign in Vancouver today. While in Saint John, Mr. toured the farmers' market and was made an "honorary Loyalist" by Mayor Bob Lockhart. Later, in Quebec City, he criticized the government for subsidizing ship-building companies without establishing a Canadian merchant marine. He told a news conference after a 30-minute ferry ride, across the St. Lawrence be- tween Quebec City and Levis, that such subsidies should pro- vide both shipyard jobs and build the merchant navy. SPOKE IN FRENCH During the ferry crossing, Mr. Lewis made the most of his captive audience, greeting passengers and speaking ex- clusively in French. Earlier he spoke to about 200 people attending a national convention of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. He said the NDP "fully sup- ports the battle of postal workers to have negotiations on the development of technological changes and to guarantee that it won't affect job security." While Mr. Lewis concentrated on promoting his party rather than issuing specific criticism of his political opponents, Mr. Mackasey said that he will work hard to promote the Lib- eral party during the election campaign. Riot toll 30 LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) At least 30 persons have been killed, more than 200 seriously injured and more than arrested in five days of Moslem warfare in Pakistan's Punjab province, authoritative sources report. Brewers want money back CALGARY (CP) The Herald says the International Union of Brewery Workers (IBW) plans legal action to regain its assets taken last November, by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters when it absorbed the United States arm of the IBW. Claude Thomson, a Toronto lawyer representing the IBW, told the Herald Monday the union will base its suit on a decision by the Alberta Board of Industrial Relations which rejected a teamster bid to take over the Alberta wing of the IBW. The Teamsters claim jurisdiction over all Canadian brewery workers. The Herald quotes Mr. Thomson as saying the labor board decision "implicitly recognizes the rights of the Canadian brewery workers to the assets of the International Union of Brewery Workers." The Canadian membership is all that remains of the IBW since the November takeover by the Teamsters, the news- paper says. The board's decision said "the Alberta locals of the brewery workers are affiliates of the international and the American merger did not have the power to dissolve Alberta locals." Under the brewery workers' constitution, the union cannot be dissolved if at least three locals "are desirous that it be kept in a fact sheet released by the IBW says. Canadian delegates to the merger convention held in Cincinnati complained the convention was manipulated "because a constitutional amendment cancelling this requirement was not distributed until the day before the vote to join the Teamsters. Mr. Thomson told the Herald the value of the assets and property of the IBW runs into millions of dollars, but cannot be calculated exactly because the Teamsters have the accounts. "I have already contacted a law firm in the U.S. to repre- sent us and the suit should start in a couple of he said. While 600 IBW members in Alberta have been kept out of the Teamsters union by the la- bor board's decision, no deci- sion has been made by an On- tario labor board on a teamster application for jurisdiction over brewery workers in that province. B.C. government people' VICTORIA (CP) Opposition members of the British Columbia legislature slammed the provincial government Monday for its announced changes in Autoplan policy and Social Crediter Bob McClelland said the government should be reported to the bunko squad." "The people of B.C. have been caught up in a socialistic governmental con game that should be reported to the bunko the Langley MLA said in response to the government's plan to lower insurance premiums under the government's compulsory Autoplan rather than follow the lead of Alberta and Saskatchewan in lowering gasoline taxes. Speaker after speaker rose to blast the government's move during debate of Transport and Communication Minister Bob Strachan's departmental spending estimates. Opposition members said the government had broken a promise that the Insurance Corp. of B.C. plan, which came into effect March 1. would be self-sufficient and would not be subsidized by tax revenue from other sources. Liberal Leader David Anderson was expelled from the legislature Monday for refusing to withdraw accusations that two cabinet ministers had lied to the house. Mr. Anderson said Mr. Strachan had been deliberately inaccurate in his statement to the legislature on awarding of design contracts for proposed new B.C. ferries. He also said Health Minister Dennis Cocke had misled the House earlier in the session in regard to the hiring of Don Sharpe of Kamloops as an insurance agent for the Insurance Corp. of B.C. Vancouver taxi strike called off VANCOUVER A planned three-day walkout by Vancouver non-owner taxi drivers set to begin today was called off Monday when organizers discovered today s regular city council meeting has been cancelled. Canada West elects executive A. J. E. Child, president of Burns Foods. Saturday was re-elected chairman of the Canada West Foundation at its annual meeting in Calgary. The foundation was federally incorporated in 1973 to promote research, education and articulation of the Canada West concept within the framework of Confederation. It has the goodwill and in varying measure the support of the four western provincial and two territorial governments. It grew out of the 1970 "One Prairie Province''" conference in Lethbridge sponsored by the University of Lethbridge and The Lethbridge Herald. Senator Sid Buckwold of Saskatoon continues as first vice chairman and W. L. Drury of Whitehorse as second vice chairman. Dr. Andrew Stewart, former president of the University of Alberta and of the Board of Governors, is executive director. Other directors elected Saturday: Senator E. C. Manning of Edmonton, Robert W. Bonner and Harold Winch of Vancouver, A. M. Runciman, Jane Heffelfinger and Lloyd C. Stinson of Winnipeg. Dean Roger Carter and Herbert Finder of Saskatoon, Dr. Gordon Burton of Claresholm, David Searle of Yellowknife. Fred C Mannix of Calgary, Major General J. M Rockingham of Vancouver, Oeo Mowers of Lethbridge. and others. In its first year the foundation completed and published the following studies: processing of raw materials in Western Canada, a summary of the discussion and points of agreement of the Western Economic Opportunities Conference, summary of the discussion and decisions of the National Energy Conference, a perspective on the energy resources of Western Canada, a study of exports and imports through B.C. ports in 1972, assessment of the progress made in implementing the actions agreed on at the WEOC A report on federal expenditures in Western Canada is under way. ;