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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, June News in brief Coalition cabinet breaks up Opposition seizes on high living costs DITTRR i.rnvn Billed the May increase of 1.7 PHiN'OM PENH (AP) Premier Long Boret resigned today after mounting dissension svithin his coalition cabinet, and President Lon Nol immediately named him to form a new Cambodian government. Political sources said the new government will be made up of members of Long Boret's faction of Lon Nol's Social Republican party and military men. This would exclude six ministers who submitted their resignations last week in protest against Long Boret's handling of a student not in which the education minister and his deputy were killed. They also criticized the government's handling of the economy, the military draft and other problems. Giseard unveils austerity plan PARIS (AP) President Valery Giseard d'Estaing un- veiled" an austerity program Wednesday night to combat inflation and improve the bal- ance-of-payments deficit caused by higher oil prices. The president in a telecast said the National Assembly would be asked to approve a tax raise on higher incomes, increased interest rates for savings accounts, a one-time- only increase in company taxes, a cut in government spending for 1974 and higher gasoline prices, with the extra revenue to be used to lower the cost of public transport. Giseard d'Estaing said the economy should be back on the rails by the end of 1975. and improvement should be evident by the end of this vear. Calgary wants million CALGARY (CP) Century- Calgary, which is organizing celebrations for the city's 100th birthday next year, has asked the provincial government for than million to help stage the event. Joe Schmitz said the premier has promised "every consideration" to the project but hasn't committed himself to the full amount of requested. Contract talks continue VANCOUVER (CP) Negotiators for the International Woodworkers of America have been offered a cost-of-living clause as part of a possible settlement package with the British Columbia coast forest industry. The industry has indicated previously it would give the a cost-of-living clause but this offer is the first concrete one involving money. Both sides recessed Wednesday following the offer and will continue negotiations today. Neither side would comment on details of the plan but IWA regional president Chuck Munro said it is "not close" to union proposals. Union merger ruled out VANCOUVER (CP) The top officer of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada Wednesday ruled out any immediate merger with the newly formed Canadian Paperworkers Union. The CPU. now the United Paperworkers International Union, will officially separate from the international Sept. 1. "The Canadian members of the UPIU missed a golden opportunity to unite all workers in our industry in Canada said FYed Mullin. president of the PPWC. Edmonton truckers not budging EDMONTON (CP) The owner operators of about 450 heavy construction trucks parked their vehicles Wednesday in a field near Highway 16 west just inside the city limits and said they will remain there until their demands for higher rates are met by companies employing them. The men. members of the General Teamsters Union. Local 362. Monday withdrew their services after presenting their demands to the employers earlier. got no response so we withdrew our services.'" a union spokesman said. Several employers, member firms of the Edmonton Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Alberta Roadbuilders Association, have stated they will not accept an ultimatum from anyone or any group to represent all owner operators in the city of Edmonton." Legislature to prorogue VICTORIA (CP) The leaders of all parties in the British Columbia legislature reached an agreement Wednesday that the current marathon session will prorogue in a week. A schedule of sitting times for the duration of the session. which began Jan. 31. was distributed by New- Democratic Party whip Emery Barnes (Vancouver Centre) 'and it indicated the house will prorogue next Wednesday. Tne session has taken up 83 davs. Food in plastic containers VANCOUVER