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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDQE HEBAtO-TuwdtJT, March News In brief Argentine unrest continues CORDOBA (Reuter) Heavy firing was heard in this Argentine industrial city early today as left wingers battled police and right-wing civilian militia for the fourth successive night. Machine-guns were fired near a radio station occupied by the right-wing forces at midnight, and firing was heard in at least a dozen other points throughout the city of There were no reports of casualties The clashes erupted as the Senate in Buenos Aires began debating a government request to approve a federal takeover of the provincial administration to end a crisis that has resulted in at least seven dead Air crash inquest called FROBISHER BAY, N.W.T. (CP) Coroner Michael Moore Monday called an in- quest into the crash of a Toronto-bound executive jet near here last week in which nine persons were killed. Mr. Moore declined to specify a date pending completion of investigations by RCMP and ministry of transport officials The twin-engined Sabreliner, owned by Brethour Realty Services Ltd., of Toronto, crashed into a rocky hillside 66 miles east of here during a flight from Stuttgart m West Germany. Frobisher Bay is miles north of Montreal. Huntley battling cancer HELENA, Mont. (AP) Former television newscaster Chet Huntley characterizes his fight against cancer as a "roll of the dice." Huntley, 62, is taking weekly chemotherapy treatments to arrest the lung cancer for which he underwent surgery earlier this year. His voice booming with the authoritative tone that marked the Huntley-Brinkley news show before he retired in 1970 to return to his native Montana, Huntley says he is gaining strength daily. Huntley is chairman of the board of the resort-real estate and recreation development at the foot of the Gallatin Mountains 40 miles south of Bozeman. He owns one per cent of the corporation. The principal stockholder is Chrysler Realty Corp. of Detroit Huge hashish haul found FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) Federal and local officials say they confiscated the biggest haul of hashish ever seized in the United States during a raid on a 48- foot racing boat. Two Vancouver men and three Americans were arrested. Investigators said Monday they found pounds of hashish and arrested five persons from the sloop War Cry when it docked here after a voyage believed to have begun in Morocco The hashish was valued at' wholesale or million retail Ethiopian forces want action ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Ethiopia's new government is under notice from members of the armed forces to get moving on political reform or risk further action by the military The warning came in pam- phlets dropped over Addis Ababa Monday night by a mili- tary helicopter. It was signed "units of the armed forces." The helicopter run followed shooting in the central jail here and plans by the member confederation of Bishop under house arrest MADRID (Reuter) The bishop of Bilbao, Msgr. Antonio Anoveros. spent his fifth day under virtual house arrest Monday after refusing a government offer to fly into voluntary exile. Spanish officials and the Vatican were trying to end the deadlock. The primate of Spain, Mar- celo Cardinal Gonzalez, arch- bishop of Toledo, had a private meeting with Gen. Francisco Franco, the chief of Mayors leave for Israel MONTREAL (CP) An El Al Airlines Boeing 747 left here Monday night carrying seven Canadian mayors and their wives to Israel for a nine-day tour. The group is to meet with Is- raeli mayors and dine with President Ephraim Katzir, a spokesman for the Israeli tourist office said Monday. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FNU COLLCQCMAU. THE ALBERTA CATTLE FEEDERS ASSOCIATION urges everyone connected with the cattle industry to send a telegram to Mr. Eugene Whelm, Agriculture Minister, Ottawa, to the state of our industry in the West U.S. will develop safety standards for TV sets WASHINGTON (AP) Peter Young lost his wife, infant daughter and mother- in-law on New Year last year when their Summit, N.J home was swept by fire blamed by authorities on a defective television set. Young, in hospital 45 days, has since seen his personal tragedy duplicated twice in neighboring New Jersey sub- urbs. On June 23, Edward McDonough and his three chil- dren perished in a similar in- ferno in Roseland and, on Aug. labor to hold ei.ther a demonstration or a general strike Thursday. Diplomats said the lone heli- copter that dropped the pam- phlets did not necessarily represent the position of all the 60.000 men in Ethiopia's armed forces. A military uprising last week toppled the government. Emperor Haile Selassie, 81, appointed a new premier, Endalkatchew Makonnen, who pledged progress and reform. 25. Wall Street executive Frederick Stock, his wife, their three children and two visiting nieces died of smoke inhalation in North Caldwell. "Total is 14 Young wired the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington "There is good chance that certain brand TV sets constitute the most potent consumer hazard in America today." Young's letters and wire prompted a commission investigation, which resulted Monday in an announcement that mandatory safety standards will be developed for TV sets. In addition, the commission is inviting leading TV manufacturers, consumer groups and individuals to a public hearing April 23-24 in Washington to discuss the issue. As evidence that more than coincidence was involved in the New Jersey fires, the commission pointed to these findings: From consumer complaints, news stories and hospital emergency room cases last year, the commission learned of 35 TV- related accidents resulting in 14 deaths by fire, two deaths by electrical shock and at least 10 injuries requiring medical treatment. survey by its field offices of cities with a combined total of 21.7 million persons turned up 916 incidents within a one-year period blamed by local fire officials on TV sets. One person was killed, one taken to hospital and three treated for burns or smoke inhalation. sent in 27 letters last year complaining that TV sets had started 15 fires and two explosions; that two picture tubes shattered and reporting one instance of a set smoking. commission's computerized hookup with hospital emergency rooms across the U.S. turned up 681 injuries associated with TV sets in fiscal 1973 and 359 in the first half of fiscal 1974. The figures represent two per cent of such cases treated annually. state, while the papal nuncio to Spain, Msgr. Luigi Dadaglio, had urgent meetings at the Vatican. No details were made public. Anoveros, 64, was restricted to his home in the northern Basque port pf Bilbao after al- lowing his assistant, Rev. Jose Angel Ubieta, vicar- general of Bilbao, to send a sermon to Basque churches calling for wider freedoms for the basques. The delegation is composed of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker of Regina. Pierre Benoit of Ottawa. Jane Bigelow of London. Ont.. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Juba of Winnipeg, Mr. and Mrs. Gilles Lamontagne of Quebec City. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Sears of Saskatoon, and Mr. and Mrs. Rod Sykes of Calgary. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS St. John's. Nfld. Rev. J. M. O'Neill. 71. former Roman Catholic bishop of Grand Falls. Nfld. Wall blows down JEAN SWIHART photo Two Fort Macleod residents received more than parking tickets Monday when their vehicles parked in a no parking zone were squashed by a falling wall. This car, owned by Rick Segboer, and a truck owned by Dennis Nathe, were parked beside the old Hudson Bay Building in Fort Macleod when strong winds blew the east wall over on the vehicles. The building, gutted by fire in September, had its wall shored by supports and no parking signs were erected. Sirica calls for argument on what to do with secret Watergate report WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge will listen to arguments in open court Wednesday before deciding what to do with the secret Watergate report given to him by a federal grand jury. After meeting with lawyers in his office for more than an hour, U S District Judge John Sirica scheduled a hearing for 7 a.m. MST Wednesday and said that "all interested parties may state their views regarding the disposition of the report and recommendation filed last Friday by the June, 1972, grand jury." Sirica's office refused to say who had asked for the hearing. Participants in the meeting included James St. Clair and Richard Hauser from the White House; Henry Ruth, deputy special prosecutor; and Philip Lacovara. Richard Ben-Venifte and Peter Kreinder of the prosecutor's office; and John Wilson and Frank Strickler, lawyers for H R Haldeman and John Ehrhchman The surprise announcement raised the possibility that the White House planned to oppose release of the report and possibly its transmission to the House of Representatives im- peachment inquiry. NDP urges action to subdue inflation OTTAWA (CP) The New Democrats put a price tag on their support of the minority Liberal government Monday, continuing what Party Leader David Lewis has called his cash-on-delivery policy. The cash in this case was a set of proposals by Grace Ma- clnnis. the party's consumer affairs spokesman who outlined anti-inflation Quitting his job left Heath homeless LONDON (Reuter) Edward Heath, after resigning as prime minister, found himself homeless Monday He stayed in a friend's apartment. The almost brutal speed with which outgoing British prime ministers are stripped of the trappings of power brought special difficulties for bachelor Heath. Unlike most of his predecessors, he has no private home. He has been living in the apartment on the top floor of his official residence. 10 Downing Street. g If Harold Wilson is agreeable. Heath might stay at Chequers, the prime minister's country residence near London, until he has found accommodation. After becoming prime minister in June. 1970. Heath allowed Wilson and his wife to use Chequers for three nights. measures she said the government should imple- ment. Mrs. Maclnnis (Vancouver Kingsway) told the Commons the NDP wants a tougher food prices review board, bread and milk subsidies and lower domestic prices for some commodities, including roll- backs. The New Democrats, who used their 31 seats to keep the 109-seat minority Liberals alive in the last parliamentary session, have said they will continue to do so if the government delivers the goods. "We haven't Mr. Lewis said in an interview shortly before the new session began, last Wednesday. "But how long that will last depends on some pretty basic things. Bread is about as basic as you can get and Mrs. Maclnnis used it as the focal point of her argument Monday, criticizing the baking industry for a proposed increase in bread prices and demanding government ac- tion. The food prices review board announced later that it has scheduled a public meeting with Bakery Council of Canada representatives March 20. Sirica ordered all parties not to discuss either the report or the indictments returned by the grand jury Friday. But sources said the report contained the grand jury's findings on the role of President Nixon in Wa- tergate. Participation of Wilson and Strickler in the meeting in- dicated the prime concern may have been public release of the report. As defence counsel for two of the men indicted Friday, they would be concerned that release of the report might prejudice the case against the former White House aides. Labor should favor Candu LONDON (CP) The formation of a Labor government headed by Prime Minister Harold Wilson is not expected to damage Canada's chances of developing a joint program with Britain in the production and sale of nuclear reactors. Both Labor and the small Liberal party, whose support the government needs to stay in power, are traditionally more opposed than the Conservatives to importing technology and foreign goods. But sources indicate many Labor members of Parliament have been saying privately that they would be willing to support co- operation with Canada in ex- panding and improving their trouble-plagued reactor system. "Labor is intensely opposed to buying United States-made light-water nuclear reactors. last June 18, under a new law threatening stiff penalties for failure to do so, eight manufacturers notified the commission that they were recalling more than color television sets for correction of shock and fire hazards. The companies which re- ported' the defect notifications, mandatory under U.S. law, were Panasonic, Philco-Ford, Packard Bell, Montgomery Ward, Zenith, Admiral and RCA. Golda quells party revolt JERUSALEM (AP) Golda Meir has agreed to continue as Israel's premier after apparently quelling a revolt within her Labor party against her choices for a minority cabinet. Mrs Meir was to submit her cabinet lineup today to the party's central committee for a vote of confidence. Sources Barrett denies charges VICTORIA (CP) The legislature spent six hours Monday debating in spending estimates of the office of British Columbia Premier Dave Barrett, touching on chickens and egg marketing procedures, railroads and energy policy. Mr Barrett defended himself again against accusations that he personally ordered directors of the egg marketing board to reduce levies against a northern B.C. egg producer and told the broiler'chicken board to re- allocate production quotas to the interior area of B.C. He said he told 'egg board directors at a meeting in his office in October, 1972 that they were acting like children a phrase he used six more times and they should settle out of a court a dispute between northern and interior producers and the Fraser Valley-dominated egg board, board. "I said we want this problem solved so that the little farmer of this province can have a break." the premier told the legislature, adding it is his government's intention to bring justice to the marketing board system to give a break to the little guy- Four men involved with both the egg and broiler boards have sworn out affidavits that the premier ordered certain things to be done under threat of "lucking the crap out of them" and changing the legislation that governed their boards. Liberal Leader David Anderson and Opposition Leader Bill Bennett, who for four days led an opposition attack on Agriculture Minister Dave Stupich over the same issue, said the premier missed the real issue in the so called chicken and egg war. It wasn't whether boards were helping producers who weren't located in the Fraser Valley, but whether Mr. Barrett actually had interfered with the workings of the boards and whether he told the truth to the house in denying giving orders and making threats. At an evening sitting, MLAs dropped the subject and debated the British Columbia Railway of which the premier is president and energy matters, with Mr. Barrett taking up most of the time with a double-pronged criticism of federal policy. Federal bill to regulate chemical manufacture close to the party said the committee was virtually certain to give the 75-year-old premier the support she demanded. Mrs. Meir angrily announced she was quitting and walked out of a party caucus Sunday night after supporters of Defence Minister Moshe Dayan criti- cized the cabinet she put to- gether. Dayan has refused to serve in the new government number of members o'f the party blamed him for Israel's lack of preparedness for the Arab attack last October. Mrs. Meir's walkout brought a steady stream of Labor politicians to her home Monday, pleading that she reconsider. Looking weary but determined, she visited President Ephraim Katzir Monday night and told him she changed her mind and expects to present her new cabinet to him Wednesday. Katzir then received opposi- tion leader Menahem Begin of the right-wing Likud bloc, who said: "Mrs. Meir should have declared that she has failed." He said if Mrs. Meir does not present a new cabinet by Wednesday after two months of trying. Katzir should call for a broad coalition government including the Likud. Mrs Meir, whose party is still the largest in parliament with 51 of the 120 seats, opposes such a coalition because the Likud is opposed to the return of any of the Arab territories occupied in the 1967 war. Mrs Meir's new cabinet list contains six new men One of them is Yitzhak Rabin, chief of staff during the 1967 war and then ambassador to the United States, who was named to replace Dayan as defence minister. Hijackers pose legal problem AMSTERDAM (Reuter) The hijacking of a British air- liner by two Arabs who set it on fire at Amsterdam's Sctiipoll Airport has posed a legal problem for Britain and the Netherlands. Dutch legal sources said that while air piracy of a British plane would be answerable in Britain, setting an airliner ablaze here would be a matter for Dutch courts. Diplomatic contacts were being initiated today by the two governments to solve the dilemma posed by the two men. Abu Said and Abu Ali. who seized the VC-10 plane shortly after it took off from Beirut Sunday. Informed sources said that because of fears of possible reprisals, the Dutch would prefer the men to be handed over to the British for trial on the main allegation of hijacking. Dutch army experts are searching the plane's burnt- out interior for four unexploded home-made bombs which the two men told police they planted before setting the plane on fire. By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The Liberal government Monday introduced in the Commons proposed legislation to bring manufactured chemicals and other substances under the same type of federal controls as now cover food additives, drugs and pesticides The Environmental Con- taminants Act which environ- ment department officials suggest will provide the ventive dement now missing from most Canadian environ- mental would re- quire Companies to provide Ottawa with information on the safety, biologic effects, uses, and'control procedures for new and existing chemicals that could damage the environment. The legislation, given first reading Monday, would give Ottawa the power in some in- stances to stop manufacturers from producing or even importing substances determined to be harmful to animals or human health. In other instances, the legislation would also allow the federal government to establish, by regulation, maximum permissible concentrations for harmful substances, both in products and as waste products The whole idea, according to J.P Parkinson, director of the ecological protection branch in the environment department, is to prevent the release of harmful chemicals into the environment. The government hopes to prevent repeats of such problems as the mercury contamination of fish and the concerns about the use of phosphate-sabstitate NTA in detergents. The proposed legislation provides stiff penalties for persons or companies convicted of allowing chemicals listed under the act or regulations to be released into the environment at higher than acceptable concentrations in prohibited locations For persons or companies found guilty by summary con- viction, the penally is up to a fine or six months in jail or boih For persons or companies convicted on indictment, the penalty is two years in jail. In cases where a corporation is convicted, any officer, director or agent who is directly involved or who authorized or even acquiesced can be found guilty under the provisions of the act. Also, a company must prove that it not only did not know an agent was contravening the act but took steps to prevent employees from doing so. if the corporation hopes to escape responsibility for infractions by its employees under the act. BEIRUT. Lebanon