Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE June Voluntary arbitration still sought by PSAC OTTAWA (CP) Despite recent militancy among some union members in the public service, six of seven recently polled bargaining units in the Public Service Alliance of Canada have opted again for voluntary arbitration as a final way to resolve contract disputes The decision by the groups, which represent about Clairvoyants aid sought DUBLIN (AP) The family of the kidnapped Earl and Countess of Donoughmore said today clairvoyants have been asked to assist in the search. "I don't personally believe in them but we are prepared to try anything, no matter how the earl's son and heir. Viscount Suirdale. told re- porters. Thursdav. he said the family will pay "a substantial reward" for information leading to the safe return of his parents, but did not disclose the amount. Masked gunmen raided the Donoughmore mansion Tuesday night and seized the earl, 71. and his wife, 68. There was speculation they are being held as hostages for Irish nationalists in British jails. LFJHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION Saturday, June p.m. Doors Open ADVANCE TICKETS Leisters, Musicland, Shoppers Drug Mart Tickets also available at the door workers in the technical category of employees, rejects a recommendation by alliance leaders tha't members choose the right to strike m a current set of contract talks. Under collective bargaining laws that apply to federal public servants, employees have the right to choose between the arbitration and conciliation strike methods of dispute settlement before each set of contract talks. Once the choice is made, it stands for that particular set of contract negotiations. Until now, about 80 per cent of 50 alliance bargaining units have selected arbitration over the right to strike. But alliance leaders, unhappy with recent results of voluntary arbitration, had urged the seven units to shoose the strike method rather than arbitration. Only one unit, the member primary products inspection group, has since opted for the strike route. MAY HAVE PROBLEMS The unit, which includes meat inspectors, may have some problems in putting pressure on the government even if they do decide to strike. Because they are engaged in a profession considered necessary to the health of the public, treasury board will try to have a substantial proportion designated essential and therefore forbidden to strike, a government spokesman says. The other units, including 7.000 engineering and scientific support employees, 2.000 draftsmen and illustrators, technical inspectors, 800 support staff for social scientists, 850 general technical assistants and 200 photographers all chose to continue with the voluntary arbitration method. The vote among the seven units was taken at a time when airport firefighters, who had chosen voluntary arbitration, were engaged in an illegal walkout and radio operators were threatening strike action. It was a binding arbitration award to the radio operators following recent negotiations which angered alliance leaders, including president Claude Edwards and vice president William Doherty. Mr. Edwards said that award, which gave a 13.8 per cent pay raise over a two year agreement, was a shock. Foaming over beer shirts Mrs. Gisela Bedard, spokesmen for a group of angry mothers who have complained about children wearing T-shirts advertising beer, and grandson Michael, 6. hold two of the T-shirts in Toronto yesterday. Mrs. Bedard says the shirts shock her but Mike says "they're The beer labelled T-shirts are also under attack by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario for breach of patent. Canadian helicopter pilot tells of hostage ordeal ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) A Canadian helicopter pilot told today how he spent eight harrowing days in the bush, living mostly on goats' milk and porridge, as a hostage of Eritrean guerrillas in Ethiopia. Grant Wyatt, 30, of Calgary, also described in an interview with Reuters news agency how he spoke briefly one night to a pregnant American nurse, also being held, and how finally he was released last Tuesday after marching 75 miles in three days over rugged mountains. Wyatt said he was guarded constantly by an English- speaking member of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) called Ibrahim until his release. His task had been to pick up SALE! DVN I5QOOO N PRIZES S9757EOX CANADA GAMES LOTTERY Help Support Canadian Amateur Sports BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FROM: two Canadian and three American oil company employees being held by the ELF since March, but negotiations apparently broke down. He said he never saw the men and instead became a hostage himself. "'Negotiations broke down Wyatt said. "There was a disagreement, a misunder- standing." But he said he thinks the other hostages might be re- leased soon if ELF demands are met by the men's employer, the American Tenneco Oil Co. He declined to elaborate, however, or say whether he had brought with him any message from the ELF. Wyatt is employed by Can- west Aviation Ltd., of Calgary which has been flying geologists in an aerial survey of Ethiopia. The five persons captured in March were flying in a helicopter operated by Canwest president Don Wederfort, 27, of Calgary. The other Canadian aboard the helicopter was Cliff James, 27. of Walkerton, Ont. Wyatt also said the Ethiopian government is involved with Tenneco in trying to obtain the men's release, but again declined to elaborate. The pilot stressed that he was well treated during his ordeal and appeared fit and cheerful as he talked in his hotel room. "I was well treated. No problem at all. They gave me cigars, cigarettes. No drinks unfortunately and no he said, laughing. "All we had to drink was goats' milk and local water which leaves a lot to be desired. The good was not okay. We had a couple of cans of meat and there was local and we'd just sit around in a big circle with a tin and slop it out of a bowl." On the ELF, Wyatt said the guerrillas are "not just a bunch of radicals running around making a spectacle of themselves. They're a well- organized organization." He also said his captors told him that they want independ- ence for their northern Eritrea province. Wyatt's adventure began Monday, May 27 when he flew to a secret rendezvous with two guides in the hope of picking up at least two if not ail of the hostages. But instead he was confronted with a band of ELF guerrillas who were holding a white nurse and were armed with grenades and automatic weapons. The rendezvous was near Ghinda. outside Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, and Wyatt said he later discovered that the nurse was kidnapped from an American evangelical mis- sion hospital in Ghinda earlier the same dav. 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PHONE 327-3536 Alto Pincher Creek Travel Centre 329-4474 IRA uses ads to rap gov't BELFAST (AP) The out- lawed Irish Republican Army is taking out newspaper display ads here accusing the British government of torture in the death of an Irish hunger striker. Michael Gaughan, 24, died in an English prison Monday after a hunger strike over his demand to be transferred to a prison in Northern Ireland. He was serving a seven-year sen- tence for robbing a bank to raise funds for the IRA. A quarter-page advertisement today in The Irish News, the main Roman Catholic newspaper in Northern Ireland, depictec Gaughan crucified on a map of Britain. The ad was taken oui by the Belfast brigade of the extremist Provisional wing of the IRA. In other ads the Belfast bri- gade lamented its "comrade being tortured to death by the British imperialist government in England." Restaurant owner plans battle to retain licence TORONTO (CP) Police took away all the beer they found in Steve Necheff's restaurant yesterday for the fourth consecutive day. But Mr. Necheff says he plans to continue serving one free beer with every meal until he wins his fight with the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario or until he is beaten. The board has rejected Mr. Necheff's application for a dining room licence saying that his building and facilities do not meet its standards. Police have laid new charges against Mr. Necheff every day this week. If convicted, he will be prohibited from getting a licence for five years. He says the board didn't specify why his application was turned down. NOIKE I PUBLIC HEARING Pubic UtiMesBoml THE PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA IN THE MATTER OF 'The Public Utilities Board Act" being Chapter 301 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta, 1970; AND IN THE MATTER OF "The Gas Utilities Act" being Chapter 158 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta 1970; AND IN THE MATTER OF a case of urgency respecting the supply and the price of bu- tanes for use in highway construction and maintenance in Alberta by Canadian Propane Gas Oil Ltd. or its customers. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WHEREAS, by Order No 30763. dated May 31st, 1974. the Public Utilities Board ordered that persons owning, operating, managing or controlling gas utilities in Alberta named in the Order supply butanes to Canadian Propane Gas Oil Ltd. at a nel price of SO 075 (Canadian) per Canadian gallon f o.b. delivery point payable within thirty days after the date of the invoice for the purposes and on the terms and conditions set out in the Order. AND WHEREAS the Public Utilities Board further ordered Canadian Propane Gas Oil Ltd. to supply butanes to customers named in the Order at a net price of S0.170 (Canadian) per Canadian gallon f.o.b. point of use payable within thirty days after the date of the invoice for the purposes and on the terms and conditions set out in the Order. TAKE NOTICE that any person or any party concerned or affected by Order No 30763 may obtain a copy of the Order at the of- fices of the Public Utilities Board 436 Petroleum Plaza. 9945 108 Slreet. EDMONTON. Alberla. or 9G9 John Bowlen Building. 620 7lh Avenue S W. Calgary. Alberta. between the hours of 8 30 AM and 4 30 P M Monday Jo Friday AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the application of any party affected by Order No. 30763. requesting the Board to hear and consider such application and to make such further or other Order as seems just, will be heard in the Court House in the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, on Monday, the 17th day of June. A.D. 1974. commencing at o'clock in the noon. DATED AT THE CITY OF CALGARY in the Province of Alberts this 31s1 day of May AD 1974 S M 8ARNETT. Acting Secretary.