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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1874 News in brief No instant benefit seen MONTREAL Mon- treal clothing retailers and manufacturers Tuesday warned consumers against expecting to reap instant benefits from the federal government budget proposal to eliminate the 12 per cent sales tax on clothing and shoes. Industry spokesmen said most spring and summer clothing and footwear already has been sold to retailers at prices including the sales tax and it will be late August or early September before the lower-priced fall lines come out Siamese twins in good health VANCOUVER -Two- day-old Siamese twins were flown here from Tuesday by a Canadian Forces rescue plane. The joined at the were reported otherwise in good health at Vancouver General hospital. The children's identity not released. Second French quint dies NANCY. France A second quintuplet of those born Sunday to Marie-France Micheli died doctors announced. The death of the boy. following that of another boy leaves two boys and a girl alive in an incubator All were said by doctors to be having difficulty in breathing. The babies were born 10 weeks prematurely. Mrs. Micheli. and her a construction already have a five-year-old daughter. Grand jury hears Zebra case SAN FRANCISCO Cloaked in secrecy and un- precedented a San Francisco County grand jury has held an unusual second consecutive night session into the Zebra street slayings. Rarely does the grand jury meet more than once a week But the jury weighing evidence against three men charged in the random slayings held a three-hour hearing Monday night and returned again Tuesday night. No break in building strike VANCOUVER The British Columbia construction industry strike continued today with no apparent moves by either side. Cy chief negotiator lor 10 of the 16 unions negotiating said Tuesday there had been no developments. Charles president of Construction Labor Relations Association which represents about 800 was not available for comment. Several hundred million dollars of construction projects are tied up by the strike of about tradesmen. Cominco wage offer goes to vote VANCOUVER The United Steelworkers of America has recommended that workers at Cominco Ltd operations in the West Kootenay reject a two-year contract offer. Monty the union's B C and Yukon said Tuesday that workers at Kimberley and Salmo are to vote on recommendations this week. Current contract expires July 1. Mr. Alton said the offer would mean an hour cash and 55 cents in fringe benefits. Base rate for a laborer now is an for jour- nevmen. Safeway serves layoff notices VANCOUVER Canada Safeway has given about British Columbia employees layoff notices. The under 72-hour strike notice for several acted on advice of the wholesale and department store union to remove perishables from its British Columbia warehouses in Vancouver and Dawson Creek by 6 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Monk said talks have not broken off under provincial mediator Chve McKee. Truckers await strike vote CALGARY A walkout by teamsters union truck drivers could result in work on millions of dollars worth of Calgary construction projects being halted if supplies of ready-mixed concrete are shut city BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE construction spokesmen said Tuesday While 120 drivers at four major suppliers of concrete wait for a government- supervised strike 70 drivers remained off the job Tuesday at consolidated concrete. Deaths iiy THE CANADIAN PRESS Sagaz Zubelzu. Spanish ambassador to the United States since 1972. Doesn't your mother deserve something nice on Mother's Day9 We have gifts to express your love lonq-lastmg fragrance gifts of glamorous hostess exciting fashion accessories like scarves 'Mother's noRiriFin COSITIETIC BOUTIQUE. College Mail Phone 328-1525 With back to PM masterful orator Commentary By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau made one of the best speeches of his political career in the Commons before the dinner hour adjournment Tuesday. He derided David Lewis of the mocked Robert Stanfield of the and provided a much-needed lift in morale for the cabinet and Liberal backbenchers. But after the dinner hour he returned to resume his budget debate contribution and slipped into the monotonous recitation of facts that is flat to listen to and lulls his audience into somnolence. Up to the dinner hour break it was a great day in the Commons. Filled with tension and eager excitement the atmosphere in the house cracked as NDP leader David rose to outline the reasons why his party had decided it has supported the Liberals long enough. His was a masterful denunciation of the Trudeau government. He said it had provided this Parliament with an opportunity to accomplish much in the first session. But in the second session a form of creeping paralysis had inflicted the administration. When Mr. Lewis read to the House the NDP sub- amedmnent the Progressive Conservative benches exploded in a riot of sound. There was exultation among the Tories as they enthusiastically welcomed the death knell of the Trudeau government. The Grits sat glumly watching the Torios relish the moment long denied them since 1972. When those election results poured in that eventful evening the Conservatives saw their chance to take office appear and then fade as a mirage on a prairie road. The cabinet and Liberal backbenchers were a dispirited mournful shoulders slumped. If ever a party needed its morale boosted it was the Liberals It was apparent to all sides that the NDP motion was so worded that the Conservatives could easily support it and by their support defeat the Liberal minority government this week. The Conservatives had wondered if the NDP would bring in such a doctrinaire socialist amendment that they could not vote for it. But the NDP has made it easy for the Conservatives to line up with the NDP and topple the government from office. Mr. Trudeau aware that his government was now teetering on the brink and that one more push is all that is needed to send it into rose to make his contribution. And he rose to the occasion. In so doing this provided his listeners before the dinner hour break with a near perfect performance of a leader with his back to the wall taunting his tormentors. It was a joy to watch and a delight to hear. All the frustrations accumulating within him over the past 18 months as Mr. Trudeau had to heed what Mr. Lewis poured forth. He lambasted the NDP leader verbally. He pictured in words for his attentive and appreciative audience the dilemma of being prime minister at the head of a minority government. The Liberals he that some times they had to depend on the in other situations on the NDP and in some cases they required the Conservative support for their proposals and policies. The Liberals were aware they had to be ready to accept amendments so long as they did not go to the roots of Liberal policy. At all said an aroused and fighting prime the minority government was dedicated to make the Parliament of minorities work for the good of the Canadian people. There were cheers and applause from his Liberal shouted interjections and jeers from the Tories while the NDPers smiled and scoffed. The Creditistes sat silent watching the phenomena of a Conservative Socialist union taking shape before their eyes Mr. Trudeau no longer required to flirt with the NDP and woo their support took off the gloves and told them what he thought of their party. His description was far from flattering. So carried away with enthusiasm in his attacks on Messrs. Lewis and Stanfield was Mr. Trudeau that he forgot his notes. He always makes a better political speech when he drops his text and lets his emotions take A first for Lethbridge The friendly smile behind the wheel of this her first day on the is no problem. The LTS Route 2 bus belongs to Mariette the first also recently hired Lorna who tried un- woman to drive a transit bus in the city. Mrs. successfully to land a job for with the who's been driving a school bus for 11 Edmonton Transit System before moving to Leth- says handling a regular transit bus which has included such experiences as dealing with an intoxicated- gentleman who boarded her bus on AIRPOR T FIREMEN OFFERED OTTAWA Treasury board officials have offered federal airport firefighters regional pay increases averaging 29.5 per cent over 26 it was learned at the opening of binding arbitration hearings Tuesday. The new offer would give firefighters in more affluent provinces larger pay increases than those in less affluent ones. Ontario firefighters would get pay increases of 36 per cent over 26 months retroactive to April while those in British the Northwest Territories 'and the Yukon would get 38.5 per cent over the same period. Quebec would get 33 per Manitoba and Alberta and Saskatchewan and the Maritime 22 per cent over 26 months. The Public Service Alliance of the bargaining agent for the is seeking increases of 44.5 per cent over two per cent in the first year and 10 per cent in the second. DECIDE SCALE The arbitration tribunal will decide the final pay scale. Firefighters went on strike late last virtually halting domestic air traffic in some to protest the different pay scales between them and municipal firemen. bridge. She's driving a school bus for the time being. Silence on Lisbon proposal LISBON Portu- gal's new military junta is making political headway at home towards but apparently faces a continuing stalemate in the problem of its three African territories. So far the seven-man ruling junta here has received little response from the African guerrilla movements in Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea to its offer of a ceasefire. The offer was given by the second-ranking member of the ruling seven-man Gen. Francisco Costa who appealed to the guerrillas to lay down their arms. But at home in metropolitan the junta headed by Gen. Antonio de Spinola is making progress with its program to appoint a provisional government by the middle of the month to pave the way for free general elections to a constituent national assembly within a year. Socialist party leader Mario tipped as the next for- eign said the govern- ment must comprise the three main democratic groupings- Socialists and Communists. Lalonde firm on football bill OTTAWA Health Minister Marc Lalonde said today he will not modify or amend his bill to ban U.S. football leagues from operating in Canada. This contradicted statements made Tuesday at a Commons health committee where he told Otto Jelinek High he would consider a Conservative amendment to allow the leagues to operate in this country under strict conditions. Mr. Lalonde today issued a statement am not considering any modificatidn or amendment to the legislation. That is Israel offers pullback from strategic heights DAMASCUS United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger returned to the Syrian capital today with a new Israeli offer to pull back some of its forces on the Golan Heights. Sources in Damascus ex- pressed doubt that Syrian President Hafez Assad's response will be favorable. Before his departure from Kissinger held another meeting with Premier Golda Meir and her Vancouver police strike possible VANCOUVER A police spokesman said Tuesday night it was too early to say whether Vancouver policemen will go on strike Friday. The police union served 72- hour strike notice on the city earlier Tuesday. chief aides. They supplied him with a set of maps detailing the new Israeli offer. are making progress in clarifying the consideration of both Kissinger told re- porters after the hour-long meeting in Mrs. Meir's office. Israeli sources reported that their in addition to its previous offer to give up the territory it captured in the October now is willing to make a token withdrawal from territory occupied since the 1967 war. State department spokesman Robert McCloskey said the new Israeli proposals are basis of and not precise position on all of the elements on the Israeli still think there is a possibility for an but we don't know if that is a McCloskey said. Israeli sources said that in addition to withdrawing from the 300-square-mile bulge that Israeli captured at the northern end of the Golan Heights in the October No tuition fee hike seen for universities Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON General fees at Alberta universities will not be increased this year but Opposition Leader Bob Clark is concerned about other fee increases. Mr. Clark was told by Jim minister of advanced in the legislature Tuesday there would be no general increase. But Mr. Clark said fees for a library science course at the University of Alberta went up He also said student health service fees had been increased at the university. Mr. Foster said such fees as student health charges were entirely under the jurisdiction of individual institutions. But he said he would investigate. the Israeli government is willing to return two pieces of territory on the Israeli side of the 1967 ceasefire line. Wallace sweeps primary The ASSOCIATED PRESS Alabama Gov. George Wal- lace swept to renomination for an unprecedented third term Tuesday and former astronaut John Glenn won his third bid for the Democratic Senate nomination in Ohio. In North state Representative William Stevens won the Republican while Attorney- General Robert Morgan led in the Democratic contest for the seat of retiring Democratic Senator Sam Ervin. In the early count gave Wallace more than 60 per cent of the vote against four Democratic rivals. He will be heavily favored in the November general election against the Republican former state Senator Elvin as he seeks to pave the way for another presidential bid despite the partial paralysis he has suffered since a 1972 assassination attempt. Rail strike NEW DELHI Strikers' disrupted India's vital railway communications today in spite of government warnings that their illegal walkout may bring down the situation is quite clear. The proposal by Mr. Jelinek is not He said published reports of his comments to the health committee meeting were mis- leading. The committee minutes re- port Mr. Lalonde said I have not turned down completely the approach that this put forward. Here I say certainly this would need further reflection and further work. am not ruling out the pos- sibility that at the report if Mr. Jelinek is agreed to tell me he would support the bill on a thing like I would very carefully look at this approach and either come at the report stage and explain to the House why in our opinion it cannot be done or even working on we can find a way of making it a workable arrangement. NOT WORKABLE what I am saying is that at this stage there is no way a thing like this could be made workable the way it is presented this particular time. That is what I said and that is my Earlier in the Mr. Lalonde is reported by the committee minutes as saying in reference to the would want to make it quite Mr. that I am taking this proposal seriously and what we have to be concerned with is the effectiveness and efficiency and whether it is going to be He also said Mr. Jelinek's amendment would protect the Canadian Football League from the intrusion inio Canada of U.S.-league teams. The proposal put forward by Mr. Jelinek among other permit U.S.- league teams to play in Canada if they contributed to CFL equalization supported amateur football and refrained from broadcasting their games in Canada. Mountie shot OTTAWA An RCMP officer was in serious condition in hospital early victim of an accidental shooting as he and a young partner patrolled on Parliament Hill. The Alan underwent prolonged surgery after the shooting. Ottawa city police said a bullet lodged in his upper abdomen after being deflected by a duty book he carried in his pocket. The police said Const. Bird and Const. Roger had just come on duty and were patrolling in front of the Parliament buildings and their One gun went off and Const. Bird was struck by a .38- calibre bullet. Both men were relatively new members of the force. Const. Bird has been on the force less than IVz years and Const. Holmes for 13 months. RIVER TRIPS POPULAR River trips in the Yukon are fast becoming popular summer attractions. DECLARATION The Provincial Government has declared the week of May 6th to be Anti- Litter Week. I therefore declare the Spring open burning period in the City of Lethbridge to be May 7th to 19th inclusive. This period is related to provisions of By-Law No. 2952 and hereby the re- levent section is Council may by for a period of 2 weeks in the Spring and in the Fall of each calendar declare a Lethbridge Clean-Up period in which open burning may be permitted during certain sunup and sun- provided that the same is carried out in a safe manner and under adult supervision. Mayor ;