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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE June News in brief Next mideasl war nuclear? The semi-official Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram warned today that the next Middle East war might be a nuclear confrontation. It said if Israel does not agree to a just and lasting peace m the area Tel Aviv will be responsible. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces was a step toward peace, but that it will continue to fight until the Palestinian problem is settled Whitlam faces split CANBERRA (AP) Prime Minister Gough Whitlam of Australia, who called a general election May 18 when a hostile Senate blocked his legislative program, again faces a split Parliament. The final election results, released today after a five- week delay due to a complicated counting formula for the Senate, gave Labor and the Liberal-Country party opposition 29 Senate seats each with two Liberal-leaning independents holding the balance of power. IRA defused car bomb? CLONES. Republic of Ireland (Reuter) A car bomb planted by Protestant extremists in this border town was defused today by a man said to be a member of the Provisional Irish Republican army. Hundreds of persons fled their homes before dawn when the car. packed with about 200 pounds of explosives, was parked in a main street. It was driven there by a farmer who was ambushed by gumen and told his wife and family were being held hostage. Police said the bomb was defused by a mystery man who disappeared before Irish army bomb experts reached the scene. 67 killed during weekend By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 67 persons, including five Manitoba residents killed early Saturday in a car crash about 15 miles southeast of Winnipeg, died in accidents across Canada during the weekend. Iran seeks nuclear power PARIS (AP) The Shah of Iran arrives in Paris today for a state visit in which the emphasis will be on nuclear energy Oil-rich Iran wants to buy five atomic power stations. and France is competing with the United States and Canada for the contract. The Shaw is bringing along the head of his atomic energy commission, and his program includes visits to nuclear power stations and research centres. More evidence needed? WASHINGTON (AP) The House of Representatives judiciary committee is meeting to decide on what witnesses, if any, it should call to clarify the detailed presentation of impeachment evidence it has been hearing since May 9. The committee also may vote today on whether to subpoena more evidence in the milk fund, ITT and internal revenue areas of its inquiry. B.C. floods stabilize By THE CANADIAN PRESS Rising water levels on Shuswap Lake in the British Columbia interior caused some flooding during the weekend, but levels throughout the rest of the province remained generally stable. About two dozen homes and five businesses were affected in Sicamous, about 80 miles east of Kamloops. but no evacuations were made. Shuswap Lake reached a level of 15.78 feet Sunday, and is expected to continue rising at a rate of four to five inches a day A water eesources spokesman said Sunday, however, the lake was still about two feet below the 1972 flood level, and is expected to stop rising about one foot below that level. Kamloops strike ends Stanfield lashes corporate profits Blowing his horn NDP leader David Lewis takes time out of the serious business of campaigning Sunday to celebrate his 65th birthday aboard Daisy Air. Upon his arrival in Sydney, N.S., he was greeted by a crowd of 200 singing Happy Birthday. B.C. hospital workers mulling support strike KAMLOOPS. B.C. (CP) Civic workers here voted Saturdav to end their strike of BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL more than two months and accept the settlement recommended in an industrial inquiry report. Details of the report, prepared by industrial inquiry commissioner Clive McKee and presented to Labor Minister Bill King and both sides in the dispute, were not released WRAP HER IN LOVE" With the sophisticated blouson srmtdress ol Nyesta. for home or the theatre Available in Yel- low. Red. Aqua. Sizes 5-13. 00 MERLE nORfTlfln COSfTlETIC BOUTIQUE College Mall Phone 328-1525 KELOWNA. B.C. (CP) A hospital employees union official said Sunday hospital employees in Penticton. Kamloops and Trail were expected to vote today on whether to walk off the job in support of workers here. Ray McCready of the British Columbia Hospital Employees Union, said he is confident, however, that talks with Kelowna General Hospital will lead to a better deal for the workers, who started study session Thursday in the hospital's cafeteria. Although the hospital was granted an injunction Saturday ordering its 288 non- medical workers back to work, none had returned Sunday, when Mr. McCready, union representative for the Okanagan-Kootenay region, and union business agent Jack Gerow met five times with hospital administrator Colin Elliott. 1974 worst year for tornadoes WASHINGTON (AP) From the standpoint of severity, 1974 is shaping up as possibly the worst tornado year in United States history. U.S. government weathermen blame the numerous twisters on especially capricious antics of one of the two high-altitude "jet streams" that help control weather. Mr. McCready said in an interview the union stopped work at Kelowna because Mr. Elliott is also president of the B.C. Hospitals Association. "The problems we face are common to every hospital in the province." said Mr. McCready. "This matter must be and is being resolved at Kelowna.'" The workers, under orders from the union to respond to emergency situations, began their study session because they said certain clauses in the master agreement with 91 hospitals were not being followed. Reception honors retiring MacEwan EDMONTON (CP) Pomp and ceremony took a holiday Sunday as Lt.-Gov Grant MacEwan and his wife. Phyllis, mingled with an estimated 1.500 people ai a reception in the lieutenant- governor's honor. Dr. MacEwan, 71. retires at the end of the month as queen's representative in Alberta. He will be succeeded by Ralph Steinhauer. who will be installed as the province's 10th lieutenant-governor July 2. "My hope for them (the Steinhauers) is that their years will be as rewarding as mine have been." Lt.-Gov. MacEwan told the crowd. Mr. and Mrs. Steinhauer made a brief appearance at the reception, which was held on the legislative grounds. His shirt open at the collar. Dr. MacEwan made himself at home among the people who had turned out for the public reception. Despite temperatures in the 80s. the outgoing lietuenant-governor Candidates' calendar BESSIE ANNAND, NDP Tonight Campaigning in Fort Macleod. Tuesday Campaigning in Lethbridge in the morning, campaigning in Turin and Iron Springs in the afternoon. SVEN ERICKSEN, LIBERAL Nothing reported. KEN HURLBLRT, PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE Tonight Door to door campaigning in Lethbridge. Tuesday Morning, visiting city stores, door to door in l.ethbridgei afternoon, campaign offices and television taping. evening door to door in Lethbridge. VERN YOUNG, SOCIAL CREDIT Nothing reported. shook hands, signed autographs. renewed acquaintances, posed for hundreds of photographs, introduced himself to children and kissed babies. Premier Peter Lougheed introduced Mr. MacEwan as a man who "writes history, but he's made it... versatile a man of the soil, a man for all the people, with dignity and friendliness together. 6Anti-pope' dies at 69 NANCY. France (AFP) Michel Collin, the self- anointed anti-pope who counted Martians among his flock in the Order of Mary the Co-Redeemer, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 69. He adopted the title Pope Clement XV. and claimed to be the possessor of "the third secret which our Lady of the Rosary confided to three shepherds at Fatima in 1917." Excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church in 1951. he later dismissed reigning Pope Paul VI as "nothing but a usurper." The CANADIAN PRESS While Progressive Con- servative Leader Robert Stanfield hit out at corporate profits Sunday, New Democrat Leader David Lewis took verbal shots at the May 6 budget that led to the Liberal government's defeat. Carrying his July 8 federal election campaign back to the Ottawa area, Mr. Stanfield used television and radio to seek support for his party's proposed 90-day income and price freeze and to throw a few political stones at corporate profits. In response to a question on CBC radio's Cross-Country Check-Up, Mr. Stanfield reiterated that the 90-day freeze, preceding controls that would last up to two years, would help the wage earner. Commenting on corporate profits he said: "Business people aren't very bright to produce profits at that rate." He was referring to the Sta- tistics Canada report last week that said corporate profits after taxes increased 46 per cent for the first three months of the year. DENOUNCED SPENDING Earlier Sunday, Mr. Stanfield appeared on the CTV television network program Question Period, saying government programs announced during the campaign are "very dubious constitutionally." "In the situation the country is in now, and with the exis- tence of runaway inflation, I think it's totally irresponsible what Mr. Trudeau is doing now with these handouts and commitments that are clearly not well thought out." He reiterated that the Con- servative's proposed 90-day freeze would not affect regular old-age, pension increases and previously- negotiated labor wage increases. He also said he would encourage "an inter- national conference very quickly to develop an inter- national attack on inflation." Meanwhile. David Lewis ate cake and sipped champagne as he celebrated his 65th birthday en route to Sydney, N.S.. from Montreal aboard Daisy Air. the chartered NDP aircraft. Upon arrival, Mr. Lewis was greeted by about 200 people who sang Happy Birthday and gave the party leader one of the most enthusiastic receptions of the NDP campaign. Later in Glace Bay, N.S., he told about 400 people in an overflowing auditorium of an old school the government's claim that its budget would help consumers fight inflation and tax corporations an additional million a year is not true. "You know that the May 6 budget was useless in terms of helping you meet the higher grocery bill each week brings. "It was also ineffective in making the corporations pay their fair share of he said. Breaking the million down, he said million would have been just a book entry, achieved by making corporations pay their taxes a month earlier; million would have applied for one year only and about million probably would have been transferred from provincial government treasuries, instead of coming from corporations. In Charlottetown Saturday, Prime Minister Trudeau told an audience of about 900 that "prosperity is coming back to this part of Canada." He talked of the millions of dollars that have poured into the Atlantic provinces through, federal regional expansion grants and of millions more that are available. CATCHING UP He said the economic boon is drawing people back to the Maritimes as the provinces" economies catch up to the rest of Canada. Earlier in the day. Mr. Trudeau and his wife Margaret flew by helicopter through fogdraped skies to Fogo Island, Nfld., a barren island about 130 miles of St. John's. The island has been sur- rounded by Arctic ice longer than usual this year, which has affected the livelihood of about a third of the island's population. Unemployment insurance has run out for most and manv are on welfare. Grits heartened by poll results THE CANADIAN PRESS Liberals found some encour- agement in the results of a public opinion poll released Saturday but Progressive Con- servatives and New Democratic Party spokesmen were skeptical that it was an accurate prediction of the result of the July 8 vote. In Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.. NDP Leader David Lewis was asked at a news conference about the aspect of a Gallup poll indicating preference for the NDP had dropped to 18 per cent in mid-June from 21 per cent in early May. "I wish we had shown higher, not so much for the results on July 8, as for the spirit of the thing." said Mr. Lewis. However, he added, too much faith has been put in public opinion polls. And. Mr. Lewis said, he is not discouraged. Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said in Halifax he has no reason to believe the poll figure which indicates the percentage of undecided voters has dropped to 14 per cent from 33 in mid-May Mr. Stanfield said in the past polls have consistently under-rated his party and that is probably true this time. When told the poll indicated the Liberals have increased their preference percentage to 42 from 40 in mid-May and the Conservatives had gained one point to 34 per cent, Mr. Stanfield commented that if he had listened to the polls in 1972. "I would have dropped out midway through the campaign." "The election battle is a battle for the mind of the voter until the final he said. Prime Minister Trudeau said in Summerside. P.E.I, he is encouraged by the results of the poll but he noted that no one really knows what the results will be in the July 8 election. New Westminster local rejects FIR agreement VANCOUVER (CP) The president of the New Westminster local of the International Woodworkers of America said Sunday his executive has rejected an agreement worked out with British Columbia's coastal forest industry. Gerry Stoney said the executive board of the 6.500- member local met Sunday and decided the wage increase proposed in the one-year agreement is inadequate and must be raised. Mr. Stoney. who was one of the union's main negotiators during the talks with Forest Industrial Relations which ended Tuesday, said 80 per cent of the members in the New Westminster local get only 65 cents ah hour more and the wage revision proposals' would apply to few members of his local. The union's negotiating team, which represents 32.000 coast loggers, voted late Friday to accept the offer from FIR. which represents about 120 forest companies. The tentative agreement calls for a '2-per-cent across- the-board increase with a minimum raise of 65 cents an hour, plus job rate pay revisions and a cost-of-living adjustment clause. Present base rate is S4.45 an hour with a top rate of an hour. The cost-of-living adjustment woujd give workers an extra cent an hour in wages each time the consumer price index increases by .35 of a point. Mr. Stoney said Sunday his local would make every effort to bring about the largest rejection vote in the historv of the IWA. In the Kootenays. local 1-405 of the IWA voted 97.4 per cent Sunday in favor of going on strike against the Canadian Cellulose sawmill in Castlegar. The existing contract, covering 400 workers, expires Sunday. Talks were expected to continue, however. Association seeks rights for non-reserve Indians ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS IN CANADA urnnmoGEUNiTiio.34 GENERAL MEETING Tonight. Mon.. June 24 p.m. In the Clubrooms ALL MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND 1 EDMONTON Ottawa s policy of withdrawing special services to treaty Indians who move to cities Irom reserves drew sharp criticism Saturday during final sessions of the Indian Association of Alberta's annual conference More Oian 250 delegates from three Alberta treaty areas attending the conference on the Enoch Reserve, eight miles west of here, told the association 1o take a tough line in approaching the government for a policy reversal. also said any social service aid going to Indians should be handled by Hie Department of Indian Affairs, not the province. Ottawa considers Indians who live off the reserve ordinary citizens, so aid to them is provided by provincial services But delegates wanted the federal government to live up to its treaty obligations and take back that control. The association also was told to take any action necessary to oppose development of a new provincial park in the Cold Lake area, considered traditional Indian hunting and fishing grounds Any move to turn it into a park is "an infringement of treaty delegates said Expressing concern over hunting and fishing rights, delegates called on the association to negotiate with governments to. Alberta treaty Indians to fish in any Alberta waters, with treaty cards acting as fishing licences; Alberta treaty Indians to fish in any Alberta waters, with treaty cards acting as fishing licences; trap lines to be registered for iivc years rather than one. and for the Department of Indian Affairs to pay the licence fees. Ottawa to negoUdtc vuth the province 1o allow Indians to hunt from roadsides Saturday's -sessions also included the nominal ions of Harold Cardinal ol Sucker Alta Sykes Powderface of Merely. AHa and Maurice McDougall. chief of the Peigan Reserve, for the presidency of the association Mr Cardinal is seeking his seventh term The association's execulivc and board of directors will be elected under a new province-wide balloting system adopted earlier at the conference The system allows all Alberta treaty Indians 21 years and older to vole July 19 at polling sjations on all Jhc province's 42 reserves ;