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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, March 25, 1974 News in brief Chou slams super powers PEKING (Reuter) Chinese Pemier Chou Enlai accused the Soviet Union and the United .States Sunday night of trying to dominate the world and stressed China's conviction that both are doomed to fail He spoke at a state banquet m Peking's Great Hall of the People in honor of Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, who arrived earlier Sunday for a state visit Arabs review peace effort TUNIS (AP) Arab foreign ministers begin meetings in this Tunisian capital today to review efforts by United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt to stop the Arab-Israeli snooting on the Golan Heights. Tunisian Foreign Minister Habib Chatti, chairman of the Boyle jury being selected MEDIA, Pa. (AP) Jury selection begins today in the trial of W.A. (Tony) Boyle, former United Mine Workers Union president accused of arranging the murders of UMW rival Joseph (Jock) Yablonski, his wife and daughter Boyle, 72, arrived here Sun- day from the Springfield, Mo., federal prison hospital where he is serving three years for illegal use of union funds. Yablonski, his wife, Marga- ret, and daughter, Charlotte, were shot by hired killers be- fore dawn Dec. 31, 1969, as they slept in their secluded southwestern Pennsylvania home in Clarksville. Allentown bar fire bom bed ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) 'It was said Conchita Belasques. "I could smell the burning flesh." She lived next to a downtown tavern where eight persons died and 12 were injured after a firebomb was tossed in the front door and they were trapped by a boarded-up rear door. Police said fire officials are trying to determine why the back door was sealed off prior to the Saturday blaze. Earnest James Burton, 24, of Allentown, surrendered to police later Saturday. He was charged with eight counts of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and arson, as well as other charges. Suez violation confirmed TEL AVIV (AP) United States satellite photographs confirm Israel's charges that Egypt has moved artillery east of the Suez canal in violation of the Israeli- Egyptian disengagement agreement, Israeli press reports say. The reports say U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger, who negotiated the agreement in January, appealed to the Egyptians to withdraw the guns, but by late Sunday they still were on the east side of the waterway. Deed's existance doubted WASHINGTON CAB) Congressional investigators doubt that a supposed key document that may solve President Nixon's single biggest tax problem "ever says a source close 10 the investigation. The document is the original deed giving to the National Archives a collection of Nixon's pre-presidential Ship eyed PARIS (AP) The Arab League wants to buy the huge passenger liner France to carry Moslem pilgrims to Mecca, the French news magazine Le Point says. There was no immediate comment from the French Line, which operates the ship. The France now makes transatlantic runs in the warm months and cruises in the winter. papers valued at He has claimed income tax deductions for most of this amount, greatly reducing his tax bills. The source says the White House has been unable to find the deed for the joint committee on internal revenue taxation. Nixon tax lawyer Frank DeMarco has said the deed was signed April 21, 1969, by former White House aide Edward Morgan but that it was subsequently destroyed when a new deed, now on file with the archives, was executed April 10. 1970. The date of the original signing is important because the tax code provision permitting deductions for this kind of gift was repealed July 25. 1969. Deaths BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE PhoM32t-4722 COLLEGE MALL MONTREAL T. N. Beaupre. 57. chairman and president of Domlar Ltd.. after a lengthy illness. TORONTO Kennteh Arthur Wright. 53. a stockoroker and governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, of a heajt attack. CANCER INFORMATION SEMINAR SCANDINAVIAN HALL 22t-12th StC. North THURSDAY. MARCH 2Mb ll 3 P.M. Films. Patient Service discussions on Mastectomy Groups. Brain Storming session on Canvassing, Edu- cation Meetings etc. Picxing up of campaign supplies by Supervisors, Team Captains and Rural Campaign Chairman. 6 p.m. Sharp for dinner Featured speaker. Dr. Frank Henderson from the McEachern Laboratory, Edmonton. Those attending the dinner should phone 327-5452 by March 26th. EVERYBODY WELCOME by Canadian Canoer SocWy District Unit British expecting'soak the rich9 budget Chou referred to the two superpowers without mentioning them by name. His main target was clearly the Soviet Union He made no mention of the latest Sino-Soviet squabble over a Soviet helicopter which was on a spying mission The Russians say the aircraft went astray in bad weather when it landed in western China earlier this month. From AP-REUTER LONDON (CP) Britain went on a spending spree dur- ing the weekend, hoping to beat tax increases expected in the Labor government's first budget since resuming power early this month. Department stores, discount houses, jewellers and liquor stores all reported a roaring Saturday trade. A London liquor group reported sales up by 50 per cent. A big store chain said radio and TV sales were up more than 70 per cent. The buyers were clearly ex- pecting an austerity package from Denis Healey, chancellor of the exchequer, in his budget speech Tuesday. Healey's task is to push exports up, contain inflation, cope with the increased oil import bill and restore overseas confidence in the pound. He is pledged to ease direct taxation on the lower-paid, in- crease old-age pensions from the present (118.80) a week level to hit real estate speculators whose soaring profits have made them the target of "all politicians. Heavy taxes on higher in- comes, luxury goods and capital gains are expected in the budget. Financial observers predict it will take about billion out of the British economy to bolster the balance of payments and ease inflation. Widespread austerities are expected in a soak-the-rich budget. Higher duties on wine, liquor and heavily on wind- fall profits through property development and new imports on business are widely predicted. But a wealth tax threatened in the Labor party's election manifesto is expected to be deferred. Healey earned a reputation for austerity during nearly six years as Labor's defence minister starting in 1964. The new minister has taken a crash course in economics and surrounded himself with high-powered advisers, mostly from Cambridge University. In speeches as "shadow" chancellor, he promised a re- distribution of wealth calculated to. make the rich howl with pain. But most observers agree that lack of time for detailed studies will force Healey to delay his proposed new taxes on incomes above until autumn. Arab League meeting, said the ministers also will discuss economic issues. They will discuss the conference between the Arab states and the European Common Market planned for the end of the year, and the special United Nations Assembly on raw materials problems opening in New York April 8. Princess flies to West Germany Hospital visit Princess Anne talks to police constable Michael Hills LONDON (CP) Princess Anne flew to Germany today to visit a British Army regiment after paying hospital visits to thank three men shot while attempting to save her from a kidnap attempt outside Buckingham Palace. Her chauffeur, who also was wounded, was discharged from the hospital Sunday. The 23-year-old princess also visited the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle to give them a first- hand account of the kidnap attempt Wednesday. She spent 10 minutes at Westminster Hospital chatting with her former bodyguard, Inspector James Beaton, 30, wounded three times in the shooting. "She just said 'Thank you very much and we talked about the Beaton said. Englishman Ian BalLhas been charged with at- tempted murder in the attack. Then Anne went to nearby St. George's Hospital to see journalist Brian McConnell, who was passing in a taxi at the time of the attack, and Constable Michael Hills, who was shot as he ran to her aid. Hospital authorities NDP Premier Barrett: Oil firms 'should use tax: dodges9 VANCOUVER (CP) Premier Dave Barrett said Saturday he does not blame oil companies for taking advantage of the Canadian tax laws to avoid paying what he said is a fair share of their revenue in taxes The British Columbia premier said that if he were an oil company executive, he too would take advantage of every loophole, dodge.and gimmick. Mr. Barrett made the statement during a debate with John Poyen, the president of the Canadian Petroleum Association, winch was taped by the CTV network. Saturday for national telecast next month The premier called for an end to excessive profits for Brinco officials meet ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Officials of the Newfoundland government and Brinco met during the weekend at Premier Frank Moores home in an apparent effort to find an alternative to a government- legislated takeover of the company. There was no immediate comment on the talks. Two bills for the nationalization of the company are before the Fewfoundland legislature for second reading-approval in principle. the oild industry and said he objected strongly to large amounts of profit moving south of the border. He also said oil prices in Canada must eventually move up to the world level, but the public should gel some sort of compensation, probably in the form of bigger tax exemptions. Mr. Poyen said that oil companies have been of great service to Canada by putting the country into a position tof self-sufficiency. He said the country has all the gas and oil it needs, and Canadians are getting it "at wonderful prices." The president of the petroleum association praised Mr. Barrett's NDP government for consulting the oil industry before forming policy on oil and gas production and marketing in B. C. The premier asked the federal government to commit itself to a long-range oil policy. "The challenge to the federal government is to lay out a policy and say within 10 years, as President Nixon has done in the United States: 'We will be self-sufficient in entergy supplies, develop a delivery system and work out a taxation policy with the companies until we move to either a marketing board or public Mr. Barrett. "We haven't had that leadership from Ottawa and. quite frankly, I think it goes back to part and parcel of our system of campaign funds, decision-making and everything else that goes into politics. SERVICE STATION DEALERS URGED TO PASS ON FUEL TAX REDUCTION EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Automotive Retailers Association is asking all service station dealers in the province to pass on to the motoring publice the full five-cent reduction in gasoline tax which would take effect April 1. The reduction was announced Friday in Alberta's 1974-75 by Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely. At a meeting with Premier Lougheed, the association pleged full support to the tax cut but advised the government that if oil companies announce increases in the wholesale price of gasoline next month, operators will have to increase prices at the pump by more than the exact amount of the wholesale increase to maintain operating margins. President Arch Dickson of Calgary, association president, said service station operators have complied with the federal government request for a gasoline price freeze voluntarily since last September but operating costs and overhead have :g risen drastically since then and the dealers can't continue to absorb the cost increases. Pension inquiry backed WINNIPEG (CP) Federal Labor Minister John Munro reiterated Sunday he is in favor of a complete inquiry into railway pensions. However, the minister told a national meeting of Canadian National Railways locomotive engineers their pension plan is already better than the public service plan. He said this is because the pension plans for both major railways are based on the best five years of service, while the public service plan is based on the best six. Mr. Munro said he felt both Uv> rail unions and the major railways. CNR and CPR. pro- duced valid suggestions in last year's contract negotiations on pensions. Blaming minsunderstanding of the complicated pension .system, the minister suggested all railway Sel free LOS ANGELES (AP) Officials say his release Friday, two years before the end of a five-year term, reflects good conduct on the part of Bill Bonanno. son of former Mafia chieftain Jos- eph (Joe Bananas) Bonanno. While serving time for conspiracy, perjury and mail fraud. Bonanno performed clerical duties and did some wnUng of his own for a tennis magazine and a New York newspaper. employees "rely on in- formation from their unions, and not on rumors that may well be misleading." During last year's negotia- tions, for the first time pensions became the subject of bargaining industry-wide. Mr. Munro said real com- plications developed because of differences between the CN and CP Rail pensions, and the efforts to bring them into line and improve on them at the same time The rail workers, represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, have expressed dissatisfaction with the .current pension plan because it lacks an escalation clause and survivor benefits are too low Feud may have sparked James Bay violence MONTREAL