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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta News In brief Turkey grants pardons Ankara kish government was in dis- array Wednesday night Parliament approved amnesty for about prisoners but refused to pardon political offenders. The national assembly's decision to exclude young leftist extremists from the amnesty was a crippling blow to the Social Democratic Republican People's party senior partners in Turkey's four-month coalition government. About 80 foreigners will benefit under the of them jailed under Turkey's strict narcotics laws. The which will re- duce most prison sentences by 12 will almost empty the country's jails. Danes protest sales tax COPENHAGEN Tens of thousands of Danish workers walked off their jobs today to protest sales tax increases rammed through parliament by the minority government and a temporary group of parliamentary allies. Some strikers said they will not return to work until Mon- day. The which will raise the price of some items by five to 25 per are designed to soak up buying curb imports and slow the drain on Denmark's currency reserves. Premier Poul Hartling said they are a step toward abolition of the income tax. North Viets take camp SAIGON About North Vietnamese troops with tanks overran a remote South Vietnamese camp near the Laotian border nflicting heavy losses on the government force and pushing .he survivors into a defensive the Saigon command reported. Lt.-Col. Le Trung Hien. Sai- gon's chief military said half of the troops in the 369-man ranger battalion at the Dak Pek camp were wounded or missing Oil embargo lift seen Air overhaul base may divide Grits WASHINGTON Energy chief John Sawhill the United States has in- iications that Arab nations increase their oil jroduction. allowing the U.S. o import all the Arab oil it use Sawhill said in an interview this was a favorable develop- ment but does not completely remove U.S. energy problems because a refinery shortage and the threat of a new Arab oil embargo would persist. Calgary teachers to vote CALGARY 1.000 separate school who have neen working without a since the end of last BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL will vote on a provincial conciliator's report May Bob president of the Alberta Teachers Local said Wednesday night. The separate school board and the teachers local have until May 28 to decide which way they want to go Both sides appealed to the conciliator after bilateral talks for a new contract broke down. By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA An issue that could split the Liberal party or help restore some of its sagging fortunes in the depending on a cabinet was to be before the regular meeting of the cabinet Thursday when Defence Minister James Richardson pursues his fight to get an Air Canada overhaul base in Manitoba. Now that a general election has been precipitated by the defeat of the Liberal minority government the battle has be- come an election some- thing the federal government and Air Canada had hoped to avoid. Questioned by Jean-Paul Le Soliel correspondent as to how the Liberal party will do in the west Mr. Richardson was recently reported by the Quebec newsman to have re- we get the base in Winnipeg the party should not fare too but if we don't get that base I'm afraid it will be well on its way to being reduced to a Quebec No longer a parochial Winnipeg issue the controversy has flared into an east-west struggle. It is the western provinces versus central Canada a struggle that has occupied Mr Richardson's attention to a considerable degree since he was named to the cabinet by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. If the defence minister loses this fight in a now facing a strenuous election it will do him no good in his home province. If he wins he will be able to cite the victory as one more indication that the Liberal party is determined to do much more for the west. Mr. Richardson's proposal is that the Air Canada mainte- nance base at Dorval be left intact to handle present equip- ment. But he wants the new fleet of Boeing 727s which the airline is now acquiring to be overhauled in Winnipeg with Air Canada taking over own- ership of the base there which it sold five years ago to CAE Industries Ltd. The minister also wants the defence department's fleet of Boeing 707s overhauled at the Winnipeg base. If they are not overhauled at Winnipeg this fall they will be sent to a base in the United States for their regular maintenance Joe Guay pointed out adding ridiculous to have this work go to the New Paris poll favors Mitterrand VANCOUVER RADIO ORCHESTRA Conductor JOHN AVISON Jacinthe Couture pianist of the 1974 CBC Talent May 1974 at p.m. YATES MEMORIAL THEATRE FINAL CONCERT OF THE OVERTURE SERIES SPECIAL SINGLE TRICKETS available for this concert Ill At Leister's Music Store or at the Box Office on Concert Night SERIES TICKET HOLDERS HAVE PRIORITY SEATING UNTIL P.M. ALSO Join Now For The 1974-75 Programme will CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY November THE CASSENTI PLAYERS Instrumentil Jinuiry TWO X FOUR Piino February AND DIRECT FROM WEST GERMANY FIRST CANADIAN TOUR THE MUNICH BOYS'CHOIR-April 1974-75 Available Now At LEISTER'S MUSIC Downtown Or at the Theatre on the night of May 25th MARSEILLE The campaign for the French presidency has left the two candidates breathless and convinced they can win the elections Sunday. The tone of attacks and counter attacks grew fiercer as the official campaign drew towards its close after more than a month of exhausting electioneering for socialist Francois Mitterrand and conservative Valery Giscard D'Estaing. Mitterrand took his presidential campaign Wednesday night to the southern socialist stronghold where he hopes to outstrip his opponent by a hefty margin in Sunday's vote. He concluded an election rally here by leading more Schmidt elected chancellor BONN The Bun- destag elected Helmut Schmidt chancellor of West Germany filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Willy Brandt 10 days ago because one of his close aides was an East Ger- man spy. The election af Schmidt. had been assured in advance by the continuation of his Social Democratic party's alliance with the Free giving them a majority of 46 seats in the Bundestag. The coalition held firm Wednesday and elected the leader of the Free Walter to succeed Gustav Heinemann as president. The Social Democrats have 230 seats in the Bundestag and the Free Democrats but four of their deputies were absent today because of illness. All 225 Christian Democrats were present to than excited supporters in singing France's revolutionary The a song born in this port city. The rally success was canned today bv heartening news for new public opinion poll showed him maintaining a neck and neck position in the race against Giscard the finance minister. A poll published by the Paris newspaper Le Figaro gave them both 50 per cent of the vote. France's second largest gave Mitterrand an over all majority against the entire field of 11 other candidates in the first round presidential ballot May so he was sure of a good welcome here. says that his opponent represents a privileged elite preoccupied with capitalist profit and lacking human values. The finance minister warns that his who represents the United Socialist and Communist will turn France into a Soviet style collectivist state. Some of the uncertainty surrounding the Communist party's election aims was cleared away Wednesday by party chief Georges who indicated that the finance ministry is the only key cabinet post the communists might seek in a Mitterrand government. Weather satellite New York Times Service NEW YORK In the most ambitious effort yet undertaken to apply space technology to weather a satellite designed to function as a weather bureau in the sky is scheduled to be launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in _ J RICK ERVIN photo Stormy ride Scowling clouds over Henderson Lake fall to discourage cyclists John of 534 27th St. and Ken of 3309 5th Ave. but they do promise afternoon showers and cool temper- atures. The Kenyon Field weather office reports there will be some sun- snine on the but highs will be about 60 degrees and afternoon showers are expected. The picture will improve and fine weather is expected after that. Of more immediate con- cern to residents m the Crowsnest Pass today is three inches of snow dumped overnight. Princess caught with guns LONDON Princess Anne was caught trying to smuggle guns into the Royal Military Academy at west of a British newspaper says. The princess's gun- x running attempt was a deliberate plot by her Capt. Mark S to test the alertness of army The Sun says. When the cadets S checked Princess S Anne's sports they found three rifles. An army spokesman is quoted as S wives often 3 take part in exercises like Princess Anne agreed to help. S We're happy she did not S get away with World cattle talks sought The Canadian Cattlemens Association has proposed international discussions between the world's key beef producing countries to try to get a stable says the group's president. Gordon Parke of Cache B.C.. told The Herald in a telephone interview Wednesday it would benefit all livestock producers in the United Stales. Australia. New Zealand and as beef producing and the Pacific Rim countries and as consumers of could discuss problems on an international level. Mr. Parke made the proposal at a special meeting in Tuesday prior to the start of the Montana Stock Growers Association annual meeting. The Canadian Cattlemens Association met for three hours with their U.S. the American National Cattlemens to discuss issues facing the livestock industry in both countries. Mr. Parke said the Canadian delegation wanted to impress on the U.S. ranchers the importance of a reciprocal tariff program for Canada. Prior to the border closure which stopped the flow of U.S. cattle into Canada because of a health Americans had to pay an export tariff of cents per pound on live animals. At the same Canadians had to pay cents per pound until the cattle numbers reached a- certain level. After this level was reached in any three month quarterly the Canadian export tariff was automatically boosted to 2vz cents per pound to protect the U.S. market. Mr. Parke said he pointed out to the Americans that their market was 10 to 12 times greater than that in Canada. The total export of U.S cattle into Canada which reached nearly in 1973. amounted to only two days slaughter in the U.S. But the same number of cattle filled the Canadian market for four weeks. This drastically disrupted the Canadian livestock market in 1973 and the first part of 1974. said Mr. Parke. hope we showed the Americans why we need the extra protection of a reciprocal he said the American association holds considerable political we hope it won't oppose the reciprocal tariff Socred reveals B.C. Hydro plan VICTORIA A special report prepared by B.C. Hydro shows that the crown utility has plans for power development projects and transmission lines estimated to cost billion in the next decade. Existence of the report was revealed in the British Columbia legislature Wednesday by Opposition Leader Bill who demanded to know why Resources Minister Bob Williams had not provided the report during earlier debate on the vote for the estimates of his department. The power projects seen would bring Hydro's generating capacity to compared with the present 4.4 million.- Included in the plan is development of the Kemano two project on the Alcan reservoir estimated to cost million. Also included is a project on the Columbia River near Revelstoke estimated at million and a thermal station for Vancouver which is estimated will cost million Mr. Williams said outside the legislature that the report was only a planning document. It includes the site one project on the Peace which he announced on Tuesday. Royalty amendments lift crude ceiling VICTORIA Mines and Petroleum Minister Leo Nimsick introduced in the British Columbia Legislature Wednesday amendments which would abolish the ceiling on the royalty rate the government may charge for crude oil. Amendments to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act would allow the provincial government to rake off as much as 80 per cent of the recent increase in crude oil Mr. Nimsick said outside the house. The existing formula allows for a 15 per cent to 40 per cent royalty depending upon the size of the well. The government intends to increase the royalty rates in Sentence for review Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The federal cabinet is reviewing this week the first capital punishment case to come before it since Parliament last year decided to extend the partial ban on hanging for another five years. A spokesman for Solicitor General Warren Allmand said Wednesday that a decision is expected to be announced Fri- day. The case is that of Gary John who was convicted of killing prison guard John Starchuck during a jailbreak at Alexis June 1972. order to reap some of the profits that producers would be gleaning from increases in the price of crude oil to a barrel from about a Mr. Nimsick said. Premier Dave Barrett said in the legislature that the government's increased take from B.C. crude oil producers would be used to cushion the effect of rising petroleum product prices on motorists. He promised an announcement soon on a scheme he said would assist B.C. motorists in putting their cars on the road at a reduced cost. Incentive EDMONTON Alberta's own corporate tax system will be a major and important tool for encouraging balanced and diversified Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said Wednesday. Mr. speaking to the Edmonton Chamber of said corporate taxation can be used as an incentive to develop local processing and manufacturing industry- Battlefield commander dies after long illness TORONTO Lt.-Gen. Guy Granville former chief of the general staff and Canada's top battlefield commander during the Second World died in hospital Wednesday after a lengthy illness. He became Canada's young- est general at 39 after going overseas in 1939 with the 1st Division as a winning promotion to lieutenant- colonel to command an artillery regiment and progressing steadily until he was general of the 1st Canadian Army. In 1943 he went to Africa to watch Field Marshal Montgomery fight German was called back to England to take over the 2nd Division. Two weeks the com- mander of the 1st Division was killed and Maj.-Gen. Simonds took over as it was preparing to fight in Sicily. After the war he became a senior instructor at the Impe- rial Defence College in and later commanded both the National Defence College and the Canadian Army Staff College in Out. He served as president of Life Saving Society of national chairman of the veterans' services com- mittee of the Canadian Red Cross and Canadian chairman ;