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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, June 12, 1974 News in brief Lollipop frees girl, 5 YORK -Afive- yiMr-old jiirl held hostage at gunpoint in ;i Queens housing proirrt apartment was lured In today with a lollipop. The girl's lather was found (load inside, police said Wearing bu'let-preof vests and carrying rifles, police raced into the apartment and told the gunman, identified as a former convict and mental patient. to drop his weapon He gave up without a struggle and was taken to a police station. The girl's mother had pushed a dish of bacon and eggs into the apartment foyer, then a police officer tempted the girl into the hallway with a lollipop He seized her and the police moved in on the gunman. The girl's father. 34-year- old Fred Kinsler. apparently had been dead since Tuesday. Vegetarian warning issued WASHINGTON (API A now warning was issued today about possible health hazards from tht so-called Zen macr- obiotic diet a predominantly vegetarian fad-diet relying heavily or almost exclusively un whole-grain cereals. The warning came from the National Research Council's Committee on Nutritional Misinformation The yroup issued it after first stressing that vegetarian diets can be nutritionally and therefore a variety of plant foods are eaten and certain nutrients are added. The "Zen" diet calls for progressive turning away from a varied diet, steadily increasing the cereal in extreme usage, depending entirely on cereals. Mounties search aircraft GANDER. Nfld (CP RCMP were searching baggage cind cargo from an airliner here early today alter the plane was d i v e r t e d to Gander International Airport following a telephone call in New York saying a bomb was aboard An official said it was not known how long the search would take. An airport spokesman said the 747 jumbo jet was en route to Milan from New York with 215 passengers and a crew of 19 when the Alitalia office at Kennedy Internationa! Airport received the anonymous telephone call omen riot in Papua PORT MORESBY (Reuter) Angry women smashed their way into Papua New Guinea's administrative centre today during a demonstration against infl 'lion They burst through a police cordon and went on a rampage through the office block in search of Chief Minister Michael Somare. Windows were broken, furniture was overturned and were forced open as the 100 women charged through the centre screaming for Somare. The leader of the demonstration. parliamentarian Josephine Abaijah. had earlier presented Somare with a two- page petition demanding an immediate price freeze, wage increases for low and medium-income earners, a 50- per-cent cut in parliamentary salaries and a curb on ministerial privileges. Handbag explosives found PHNOM PENH i AP i Po- lice seized a woman with five pounds of plastic explosive in her handbag outside a Buddhist temple today shortly before Premier Long Boret and his Cambodian entire cabinet arrived there for a funeral The 26-year-old woman was taken away for questioning. It was the only incident re- ported as about 200 mourners and officials attended funeral rites for two officials killed last week during a student demonstrations. Mine disturbance claims man WELKOM. South Africa iReuteri An African miner was killed and 18 were injured Tuesdav night when police used tear gas and dogs to break up a disturbance at Mine, near Welkom a mine spokesman said today Eight of the injured men were bitten by police dogs and the other 10 were hurt in fighting between miners, the spokesman said. Police fired two shots to control the crowd, and one man was killed, said the spokesman. The trouble at Merriespruit followed a riot over pay at the nearby harmony gold mine last Sunday night in which four black miners were killed. chicle program sought EDMONTON (CPi The Cit> of Edmonton will present a resolution to the Alberta BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Urban Municipalities Association seeking establishment of a province- wide, compulsory vehicle- testing program. Council accepted Tuesday night a recommendation from the city commission board that lawyers be instructed to prepare a resolution for presentation this fall. VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS 904 7th Ave. South Phone 329-4545 VOUR FREEZER BEEF EXPERTS. YOU ARE ABLE TO BUY SIDES OF BEEF-FRONTS HINDS AND SIDES OF PORK IN SPITE OF PACKING PLANT CLOSURES VANTA'S IS ABLE TO SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEEDS IN BEEF AND PORK Gainers Royal Breakfast Bacon s Gainers Piece Bacon I Country Style Cirt Ib. Ground Steak Beef Sausage Round Steak 13t Whole Chucks .ppro. so it.................. b 89C Lamb in Basket Lamb Chops lb. Jw I Canadian Ib. Bulk Gainers Hams VANTA'S IS WELL STOCKED WITH EUROPEAN MADE SAUSAGE AND DELICATESSES. SHOP EARLY DUE TO MEAT SHORTAGES PHONE 329-4545 Loading their gear Hector Bird loads his family belongings aboard Lemeres, prepares for the journey to Turin in an- the truck of John Vogel Tuesday at Lethbridge other vehicle, left. This is the fifth year Mr. Bird Exhibition grounds before setting out for work in has worked in Southern Alberta, the sugar beet fields. A second group, led by Reo Sugar beet laborers ready for South fields The first of an expected 425 native laborers from Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan are arriving in Southern Alberta this week to start work in sugar beet fields. Gil Evans, manager of Agricultural Manpower in Lethbndge. said the native workers and their families are being brought in the South again this year in co-operation with Canada Manpower Centre officials. Requests for about 1.000 workers through this organized labor movement were received by Agricultural Manpower officials but this number won't be needed this year, said Mr. Evans. A heavier-tnan-normal influx of workers from Alberta and Saskatchewan who came into Southern Alberta on their own has reduced the need for workers sponsored by manpower. Mr. Evans said about workers have come to sugar beet farmers on their own this vear These workers usually come to the fields earlier than sponsored workers in hopes of finding work. Only about 60 of the 1.000 sugar beet farmers are expected to use sponsored workers this year, said Mr. Evans This compares with about 1.500 sponsored workers who were brought to sugar beet farms just five years ago. said Mr Evans This indicates increased interest on the part of the Indian workers to come to the beet fields to make a part of their living, he said. And there is no doubt the quality of the work has increased substantially in the same period, he added. The condition of the sugar B.C. amends method of MLA payments VICTORIA i CP) Changes in the way members of the British Columbia legislature are paid including an 88.500 annual pay raise for the leaders of the Liberal and Conservative parties were announced Tuesday by Provincial secretary Ernie Hall. There are also some pay decreases for certain MLAs. Speaker Gordon Dowding and Opposition Leader Bill Bennett now will each get a year, down S3.000. And deputy speaker Harley Dent will get S500 less a year at Mr. Hall told reporters this was in the interest of equalizing and rationalizing members" pay scales There's no pay increases for backbenchers or cabinet minister. Ordinary MLAs" salarv will remain at S24.000 Royalties debate drags on VICTORIA iCPi An attempt to delay passage of the government's controversial mineral royalties act by six months was defeated in the legislature Tuesday night, culminating an intermittent debate that began May 24. Opposition leader Bill Rennetl on that date proposed 1hc hill be held back as he spoke in the debate on approval in principle The proposal was finally talked out late Tuesday, and defeated 33-to-15 with the government ranged against 1r-e three opposition parties The legislature then returned to debalmp the bill itself a process which promised 1o be just as long Liberal and Serial Credit speakers had speech notes piled several inches thick on their made up of S16.000 indemnity for attending the legislative session, plus S8.000 tax-free expense allowance. Cabinet ministers' salary of S28.000 plus the sessional indemnity of S24.000 also remains unchanged. QUARTERLY PAY The changes were contained in amendments to the constitution act. which governs operations of the legislature and government, introduced by Mr. Hall They will mean a new quarterly system of payment to MLAs. instead of the lump sum each gets at the end of a session. In effect it puts MLAs on an annual salary, making them full-time politicians. Mr. Hall told reporters it will allow the government more flexibility. "If we wanted to do. as a government, we could in say a week's time adjourn the house to October and commence again without a speech from the throne. "Or we could prorogue the house, as we have done in past year. This gives us the kind of flexibility most other legislatures he said. Food increase hikes May index beets has helped manpower officials this year. The sugar beet fields in the Bow Island and Taber districts are now being worked and when they are finished, many of the workers can move to the Picture Butte area to take care of the hoeing work in "-that area Not as many workers are needed The laborers are needed to do two hoeing processes in the sugar beet fields. The first hoeing involves thinning the individual beet plants to a set distance to promote proper beet growth. The other hoeing step is done to control weeds not taken care of by chemical applications. Electronic thinning machines were introduced tn Southern Alberta about three years ago and there are now about 20 machines in the area. Mr. Evans said the introduction of these machines hasn't affected the hand labor requirement that much. There is still a need for hand labor to do the work machines can't. Another labor problem faced by sugar beet farmers in the past few years is being rectified this year. Fourteen women from the Taber district are being trained to be truck drivers under a program sponsored by the provincial department of advanced education The five-week course involves lectures and driving lessons using trucks borrowed from farmers in the area Doug Taylor of Edmonton, assistant supervisor in Alberta for agricultural manpower programs, said the women are mainly wives of sugar beet farmers. Once trained, the women will also be able to drive trucks for potato farmers in the area Bob says Pierre is 'two-faced' By PETER LLOYD The CANADIAN PRESS Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfieid charged Tuesday that Prime Minister Trudeau is two-faced on income and price controls while Mr. Trudeau indicated he will not get bogged down in criticism over the cost of living. In the major campaign offensive of the day. Mr. Stanfieid told about 1.000 people in Guelph. Ont the prime minister is "playing the worst kind of politics" with the inflation issue. He accused Mr. Trudeau of contradicting his own contin- gency plans for controls to fight inflation by criticizing Conservative income-and- price control proposals. Meanwhile. Mr. Trudeau moved by plane through northern Quebec, saying in Val d'Or that the May cost-of- living figures released today might not be low enough to satisfy everyone. However, he indicated that criticism of the government over living costs will not pre- occupy him The need for im- proved transportation systems will be a major Liberal campaign topic during the next few days, he told a rally of about 450 persons. While Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Stanfieid cultivated voters in northern Quebec and southern Ontario respectively. New Democratic Party Leader Da- vid Lewis was in Vancouver and Real Caouette. Social Credit leader, rested in Sher- brooke. Que. Mr. Lewis attended a ques- tion-and-answer session at a high school and then took a walking tour of Vancouver's skid-road area, an experience he described as "most depressing.'' "I don't know why I have to go through this sort of he commented after hearing from local residents about abysmal living conditions and the problems of living on as little as a few cents a day. Local party organizers said Mr. Lewis is the only national leader to accept an invitation to tour the area and that the point of the visit was to meet people living in poverty. Mr Stanfieid was to continue his southern Ontario tour today, visiting Welland. Niagara Falls. Burlington and Hamilton. Mr Trudeau was to fly from Val d'Or to Edmonton before heading on to Terrace. B C. Mr. Lewis was to become thp first national leader to take his campaign to the Northwest Territories, with visits to Hay River. Pine Point and Yeilowknife while Mr Caouette was scheduled to participate in an open-line radio program in Montreal. Leger making good progress SKERBROOKE. Que. (CP) Governor-General Jules Leger spoke to members of his family Tuesday, and an aide said later that the 61- year-old head of state had made "remarkable progress" in the last 24 hours Roger Nantel said he visited the Governor-General and no- ticed "remarkable I'm not a doctor." He said Mr. Leger was seated on a couch when he saw him and was able to feed himself. Mr. Nantel said that "it is too difficult and too early" for doctors to determine whether Mr. Leger will recover completely from a stroke suffered Saturday, but he described him as being "in fighting spirit." "As it frequently happens in this sort of case, there is some speech difficulty but there has been progress with this diffi- culty in regard to the Governor-General." Aides have indicated he suf- fered some paralysis of his left hand. Mr Nante! said Mr. Leger spoke to his wife and to his daughter. Mme. Helen Fre- chette of Trois-Rivieres. Que. Earlier in the day Mme. Le- ger smiled at a photographer as she was leaving the medical centre at the University of Sherbrooke. following a visit with her husband. She permitted the photogra- pher to take her picture but admonished that it should OTTAWA iCP) A three- ncr-ccnt jump in May food price levels contributed to the highest one-month gain in the consumer prices index in 23 years. Statistics Canada reported today The May increase of 1 7 per cent in the consumer price index was the largest monthly gain since the Korean War period, when the index rose at ?hc same rate in March, J95J The May all-items index was 10 9 per cent higher Ihan its level of 1he previous May 'he fond index was up 18 3 per cent during the 12-month period About half the May increase in the consumer price index was due 1o higher food rosts and about one-quarter due 1" Expense detail asked EDMONTON HT< Cilv r-mirjri] a resolution Tuesday the provincial covernmenl to introduce leeisblion fornng members of municipal to disclose election-campaign expenses high prices for petroleum products. The last time there was a higher monthly percentage increase was in October. 1947. during the period when price controls introduced during the Second World War were being removed. That monthly increase was two per cent. The household operation index was up to two per cent in May and this gam was jargeU- due lo a 15-per-rent average increase in fuel oil costs Higher gasoline prices initialed in May accounted for about four-fifths of 1he 1 7- pcr-ren1 in 1he transportation index Heryl Plumptrc, chairman of the food prices review board, had warned Friday in a speech in Quebec City that there would he gloomy news about food prices in the May consumer price index report She said it should he noted 1ha1 the prices surveys are taken during a week in 1he month in 1he case ol May food prices the survey describes conditions in the jn Candidates' calendar Bessie Annand. NDP Tonight campaigning in Lethbndge Thursday Campaigning in Pincher Creek. Sven Erickscn. Liberal Nothing scheduled. Ken Hurlburt, Conservative Nothing scheduled. Vern Young. Social Credit Tonight Campaigning in Thursday Campaigning in Lelhhndge wait "until I've had my hair done." The Governor-General fell ill Saturday night at a dinner following the University of Sherbrooke convocation at which he and his brother Paul- Emile Cardinal Leger were awarded honorary degrees. Liberal slate full By THE CANADIAN PRESS With the nomination Tuesday night of a candidate in Vancouver East, the Liberal party became the first to have a "full slate of 264 nominees for the July 8 federal election So far. 240 are known to be running under the Progressive Conservative banner: the NDP has 211 and 44 Social Crediters are known to be in the running. Nomination day is five days away, and at this point a! least 886 candidates have either been selected at party conventions or otherwise made known their intentions to run They will have to make it official by 2 p.m. local standard times Monday. June 17. The candidate who enabled the Liberals to complete their roster is Arthur Lee. a 26- year-old Vancouver lawyer iaking his first fling at politics Renovating? Kitchen and Bathrooms THE NOOK Weitmintter Plaza Phone 329-0700 (ilimoni -dura Re-styles like real hair, heal resistant and fuzz-proof. 1 Year Manufacturers Quality Guarantee1 Tsmplalion" -S50.00 Jus? 3 o11he many wig styles avs'teble al noRmfln cosrroic noun: Gi'ls Wigs, Perfumes College Mall Phone 328-1525 'PeliJe Una' ;