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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDQB HERALD Miy News In brief bomb defused BELFAST British army experts today defused what was believed to be ihe biggest bomb planted in Northern Ireland in five years of sectarian violence. The pounds of explosives packed around 10 mortar placed in a truck hijacked in the Roman Catholic Falls Road and left at a garage near Belfast's City Hall. Explosives experts covered the truck with a 10-foot layer of foam before wrecking the detonating mechanism with a controlled explosion. British Airways grounded LONDON An unoffi- cial strike by cabin staff of British Airways overseas divi- sion has grounded many of the company's including one to Canada An airline spokesman said it was highly likely that two other British Airways flights to Canada scheduled for today also would be cancelled. The first Canadian flight to be grounded as one this morning from Manchester to Montreal and Toronto via Scotland. The others not expected to go were a jumbo-jet flight from London direct to scheduled to leave at and a similar service to set to depart at p.m. EOT. Two charged in woman's death EDMONTON Two charges of non capital murder were laid Monday in the slaying of a 23 year old woman whose body was discovered in a ditch six miles north of Fort Saskatchewan one week ago. The body of Darlene Gladys missing from her mother's home in Edmonton since Jan. 9. was discovered in the roadside ditch April 29 bound and gagged Charged were Heather Rose of Edmonton and Ronald Clifford now serving a sentence at Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Institute. Youth hostel planned EDMONTON The Alberta government Monday announced it has allocated to develop a youth hostel in Calgary. Youth Minister Horst will the start of a five-year hostel expansion program. Details of the remainder of the program and how much money will be spent were not Schmid told the legislature it disclosed. Train robber faces deportation Mission Impossible An Ontario highways worker ventures onto Ottawa's busy Queensway with a shovel full of asphalt to do a quick pothole patch. But unco-operative traffic forced him back to roadside safety to live dangerously for another day. BRASILIA Ronald the British tram left this federal capital Monday night to fly to Rio De Janeiro where he will spend 30 days of conditioned freedom before being deported. Biggs will sign an agreement in Rio to present himself to police once a week. His lawyer told reporters at the airport that he will file another plea against the deportation alleging it is illegal because Biggs' Brazilian girl friend is expecting a baby Cyprus meeting to aid peace Safeway braces for strike VANCOUVER Canada Safeway began emptying its warehouses of perishable goods Monday on the advice of a union threatening to strike Safeway's main supply and distribution arms in British Columbia. The Wholesale and Department Store Union advised Safeway to clear perishables by 6 p rn. but there was no word on whether the union plans to strike. The union represents 650 workers at Macdonalds Consolidated Ltd. operations in Victoria and B Dawson B.C. and Lucerne Foods Safeway's dairy and egg in Burnaby and Vancouver. From AP-REUTER Cyprus United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger met for three hours here today with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei and had a good a useful talk and Unions reject Fire destroys Goldwyn studios inquiry HOLLYWOOD Goldwyn a central Hollywood burned to a shell three months after the death of its film pioneer Samuel Goldwyn. Among the film personalities who had to dash for safety as the flames roared through three giant sound stages and the studio executive building was Goldwyn's Samuel a film producer. Goldwyn himself died in January at age 91. Firefighters said three workers in one of the sound stages where the roof collapsed were unaccounted but they could not say immmediately if they were casualties. NORAD exercises on in West WINNIPEG Forces of the 23rd North American Air Defence Command are to fly over Montana and North Dakota in a three-day training exercise beginning today. About 50 provided from resources of the Canadian Armed the U.S. National Guard and the U.S. Air Force are to simulate enemy bombers attacking the area defended by the 23rd Norad Region. The manoeuvres are set for early morning to keep to a minimum any possibility of interference with normal civil air traffic. The aircraft simulating the attack are to be detected and tracked by radar. Barrett on another trip VICTORIA Premier Dave Barrett is off again on another foreign just 10 days after returning from a two-week tour of Japan and Hong Kong. He leaves today for St. where he will receive an honorary degree from his old alma St. Louis University. The premier earned a master's degree in social work there in 1956. The degree-granting ceremony isn't until but he will give a series of speeches all week. No Wl touch' after all WINNIPEG Four Toronto after reading a magazine article that Manitoba and Saskatchewan were for BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FMt MTIMATM cashing bad were each fined after pleading guilty Monday to conspiracy to forge and utter. The four had planned to write salary cheques on a Friday to 32 names taken at random from the telephone then withdraw money equal to a large portion of each cheque before the banks began processing the cheques the following Monday. VICTORIA Labor Minister Bill King said Monday night he had no despite five hours of in getting disputed matters in British Columbia construction industry negotiations submitted to an industrial inquiry commission. He said the were unable to accept the suggestion put forward by the department and now the issues will have to go back to the bargaining table and be resolved through collective bargaining and that can entail a projected shutdown of the construction The minister met with representatives of 16 unions and the Construction Labor Relations Association Monday after a strike against CLRA expanded to 13 unions with the department of 12 from job sites Monday morning. Hundreds of million of dollars worth of construction has been tied up by the strike actions. Picketing has been concentrated so far mainly in the south coast area but union spokesman have indicated it will spread to the Okanagan and Vancouver Island as soon as possible. Nurses back REGINA A province-wide strike by registered nurses ended today after walkouts ranging from eight to 24 hours but there was apprehension in some hospitals that the strike will resume Thursday. Nursing services were restored at 7 a.m. CST at the 86 of the province's 130 hospitals affected by the dispute over salary demands. More than of 'Saskatchewan's registered nurses had been off their jobs. we hope to make progress in the Syrian-Israeli The secretary then flew back to Israel for meetings with Premier Golda Meir and other members of her negotiating team. He is due in Damascus on Wednesday. Gromyko described his ses- sion with Kissinger as and He later flew to Moscow. who came to Cyprus after a two-day visit to requested the meeting. The hastily-arranged session was viewed as an effort to give the Russians a visible presence in the Middle East diplomatic effort and to forestall Soviet obstruction as Kissinger pursues his shuttle diplomacy between Israel and Syria. A senior U.S. official told reporters Kissinger hopes his meeting with Gromyko will disengagement Although U.S. officials said Kissinger is making they also said there is dis- tinct he will go back to Washington without a disengagement agreement and will return to the Middle East in three or four weeks. The surprise meeting was announced Monday after a full day of talks between Kissinger and leaders of the Israeli government about Israel's terms for withdrawing from some of the Syrian territory it captured in the last two-Arab-Israeli wars. Gromyko has been meeting .with Syrian leaders in Dam- ascus since Sunday. Sources said Kissinger wants to ask Gromyko's aid in restraining Syria's armed forces on the Golan front. Syrian President Hafez Assad is reported to have told the U.S. secretary in Damascus last weekend that his forces would reduce the daily warfare on the slopes of Mount Hermon and along the Heights below. Statements compromise energy board OTTAWA Statements by Prime Minister Trudeau and other cabinet members favoring the building of the Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline will make it more difficult for the National Energy Board to reject the a Pollution Pr.obe spokesman said Monday. Sandford Osier was appearing before Mr. Justice Thomas conducting separate hearings into the terms and conditions which should apply if the pipeline project is approved. Mr. Osier said that even be- fore Canadian Arctic Gas Pipelines Ltd. filed an application to the energy Mr. Trudeau and cabinet members spoke ap- provingly of the pipeline to bring Alaska and Mackenzie Delta gas to southern markets. present there is no way that cabinet can approve the pipeline unless the energy board agrees to the said Mr. Osier. statements by Mr. Trudeau will tend to make it more difficult for the energy board to say Alliance proposed CALGARY Negotiations are in progress to forge an alliance of more than provincial government workers in Canada's 10 provinces into one the president of the Civil Service Association of Alberta said Monday. Bill Broad said in a telephone interview from Edmonton that the proposed organization would have a structure similar to that created by Canada's the British North America Act. No byelections until Tories serve notice of vacancies OTTAWA The government cannot call a byelection in one of two vacant Con- servative ridings until that party serves formal notice that the riding is Prime Minister Trudeau said Monday. Tories are in a strange Mr. Trudeau said. guess they're afraid of a Steve Paprowski asked when a byelection was planned in Battle an Alberta riding left vacant by the death Nov. 16 of Harry Kuntz. In a reference to the most likely date for a general election if the government is de- feated or decides to call an election this Mr. Paprowski asked if the byelection will be held July 8. why he grinned. Mr. whose government's survival hangs on reaction to the budget brought down later said the government is still awaiting formal notice of another vacancy. The Commons Speaker's office said later it has been formally notified of the Battle River but not of the vacancy in the Ontario riding of Oxford. Oxford was left vacant by the death of Wallace Nesbitt. last Dec. 21. Under Commons two members of a party must sign a statement that a vacancy has been created by the death or resignation of one of their colleagues. The cabinet then has six months to arrange a byelection. Standings in the Commons are Liberals Conservatives New Democrates Social Credit Independent vacant two. Buying a house to become easier OTTAWA Govern- ment measures to ease the housing squeeze for middle-in- come earners were outlined in Finance Minister John Turner's budget Monday. Mr. Turner proposed tax and new rules on down payments to help middle-income particularly young save enough to buy a house. Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford said in an interview later these programs are de- signed to assist the lower two- thirds of the income group buying homes. are trying to increase the supply of moderate-priced housing and assist people to accumulate down payments and to postpone that Mr. Basford said. One key proposal is allow people over the age of 18 to contribute up to a year to a registered home ownership savings plan with a lifetime limit of These contributions would be tax free if the purchaser was using the money to buy his first home or to furnish that house. Mr. Basford said the government believes that there is an unnatural demand for housing at the moment. More than new housing units were begun last pace greater than the increase in new families. Through tax couples contributing to such plans would be gaining about a year on in contri- butions by waiting. Mr. Basford said he expects house prices will level off after a period of unusual growth. Under the savings two members of a family could ac- cumulate as much as to put down on a house. Or a husband and wife could each buy a house using the tax measure. But an individual owning a home may not use the savings program to buy another finance department officials said. Mr. Turner said he and Mr. Basford will ask mortgage lenders to adjust down payment requirements so that people buying medium or low- priced housing pay lower down payments. Peopie buying more expensive houses would have to pay higher down payments. Mr. Basford said the government can apply this to Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. loans and urge other lenders to follow this lead. Mr. Turner also suggested that property taxes and interest payments on undeveloped land should not be claimed as a tax deduction against other income. These costs should be taken into account only as the land was sold A government measure implementing this proposal could encourage land developers to hutry more land on the market. Scarcity of land is considered one of the prime reasons that house prices are soaring in such cities as Toronto. Ottawa and Vancouver. In Mr. Turner said the government wants to re- move the 12-per-cent federal sales tax on certain types of construction equipment and on material used for building municipal water distribution systems. He rejected proposals by the New Democrats to set a six per cent ceiling on interest rates for first mortgages and refused requests to remove the 11-per-cent tax on building materials. He said these suggestions would drive up house prices and help builders and rather than buyers. Turner proposes tax law changes OTTAWA Complaints that the 1972 revision of federal tax laws created many problems for taxpayers and accountants have resulted in a series of proposed changes. A major segment of the 182 pages of proposed tax amend- ments tabled Monday by Fi- nance Minister John Turner alter what the government has billed as They were tabled with his budget amendments being proposed reflect experience gained in the application of the new tax provisions and many useful suggestions from the Here are some of the pro- posed changes to the 1972 revi- sions. dealing with corpo- rate reorganizations would be relaxed where are taking place for legitimate business purposes and not to avoid tax.'1 A husband legally separated from his wife would be able to deduct child-care expenses. would be amended to make it easier for partners to withdraw from a either for purposes of retirement or to take other jobs. paid to school board members would become tax free. limits for a special low tax rate for Canadian controlled small businesses would be a year to a cumulative limit of up from a year and a limit of This i.s designed to aid small business in becoming established. dealing with tax-free distribution of pre- 1972 corporate surpluses to shareholders would be made to hardships which might otherwise have been caused by a misunderstanding of the law liability on proceeds of property lost or destroyed would be delayed until compensation has been determined dealing with tax havens would he amended to our protection against the improper use of tax havens to avoid Canadian tax on passive investment income and on income diverted from Razor-thin win seen for Giscard PARIS Finance Minister Valery Giscard d'Estaing will beat left-wing candidate Francois Mitterrand by a razor-thin margin in the runoff May says a computer projection published today. The compiled by the Publimetrie polling group and published in the daily newspaper said the finance minister will receive 50.4 per cent of the vote and Mitterrand will get 49.6 per cent. This would mean that Giscard d'Estaing would win by votes. Both sides are attempting to forge alliances for the next round of the vote. Ironically many of their efforts were aimed at the Gaullist movement which was crushed Sunday. The executive committee of the Gaullist UDR party decided Monday to support Giscard d'Estaing. The committee appointed a delegate to meet Giscard d'Estaing today and bargaining is expected on what conditions the Gaullists will lay down for their full support. One Gaullist faction is said to be toying with the idea of going into opposition no matter who wins the May 19 while a small group of non-UDR Gaullists have already formed a committee of support for Mitterrand. Many Gaullist voters are hostile to Giscard d'Estaing. but it is thought they will vote for him in the end as they dislike the Communists allied to Mitterrand even more. Deaths By The CANADIAN PRESS England Eva Ha- founder of the Canadian Caravan Sunday School Mission. Toronto Helen a Canadian pianist. Royalty provision disappoints Miniely EDMONTON Alberta's provincial treasurer Monday night knocked the federal government's budget for abandoning a principle that has existed since the beginning of the oil and natural gas industry. Gordon Miniely told reporters he was with a provision in the budget that says provincial royalties paid by'the industry no longer will be a tax deductible allowance. is a federal prerogative to determine how much it will tax the but I'm very disappointed in the manner which they chuse to do it. should be a clear distinction between payment received by the crown representing the citizens who own the resource and taxing of companies on their Mr. Miniely said Ottawa's abatement of part of the petroleum tax rate is inadequate and will offset less than 25 per cent of the extra taxes that will be taken through taxing royalties as income. Despite his Mr. Miniely said the proposed changes will not adversely affect most of Alberla's oil and gas industry. they are going to be paying more taxes. In terms of their profit and current I think the climate is such that. it probably will not reduce Mr. who wouldn't predict if the federal budget would be rejected by the NDP to force an also said he was disappointed with the lack of programs for the. poor. lot more dramatic measures could Have been addressed to low-income ;