Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXVII-139 MAY 1974 10 Cents. '36 Pages British troops intervene in Ulster strike Calgary rate illegal CALGARY Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell says Calgary's split mill which taxes industrial and commercial property more heavily than residential is illegal. Mr. Russell said he will take no action against the split mill which was established by Calgary city council this until the mill rate bylaw is officially adopted. The minister said Friday in an interview the split mill rate contravenes the municipal taxation act. Ottawa taking over two aerospace firms BELFAST Militant Protestant leaders today called for a major intensification of their including a total power in retaliation for the British government's de- cision to use troops to take over Northern Ireland's oil depots and filling stations. The Ulster Workers Council which organized the crippling strike now in its 13th urged all workers to refuse to perform even the essential services which had previously been maintained through the strike. But the UWC urged workers to remain calm and that their protests are entirely Prime Minister Harold Wilson of in his first major move to break the today ordered the takeover of Northern Ireland's two main oil depots and 26 gasoline stations. The operation involved about 500 who rolled out coils of barbed wire around the gasoline stations and stood guard with weapons in hand. There are about British troops in which the government says may be reinforced at any time. The threat of a power black- out came despite assurances by the British government's Northern Ireland Merlyn that he does not intend to send troops into the power stations. An electricity board spokes- man said all workers walked out of one of the Northern Ire- land's five power re- sulting in a progressive shut- down- of the electricity system. The Ulster ministry of com- merce announced that gasoline coupons use at the army controlled be issued to about persons employed in utilities and other essential services. But it is uncertain whether they will use them for fear of reprisals by the mili- tants. Militants began putting up barricades within hours of the troops' seizure of oil depots. Traffic was halted on the main highway to the capital .of the neighboring Irish republic. women and children linked arms in human chains to block roads in east Belfast and Sandy both fiercely Protestant quarters. Marauding bands of youngsters hijacked vehicles on the east of Belfast and blocked at least three main streets. Kissinger in last-ditch effort to secure accord DAMASCUS United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger and President Hafez Assad of Syria met today to discuss an Israeli- Syrian troop disengagement but there was no immediate word on whether progress was made toward a final agreement. Kissinger scheduled further talks with Assad before shut- Ceasefire negotiations moving along briskly LONDON Portugal's new minister responsible for overseas Antonio de Almeida today joined the third day of talks with African guerrilla leadera aimed at a ceasefire in Portuguese Guinea He flew into London from a fact-finding mission in Portu- gal's two other African terri- Mozambique and Angola. The new Portuguese regime is bidding for a quick end to 13 years of anti-guerrilla warfare in its African territories and has offered a referendum to decide their future. Portugal's foreign Mario had been hoping to achieve a ceasefire for Por- tuguese smallest and poorest of the by tonight. But as he entered the London hotel where the talks resumed he said he did not know whether they would finish tonight. A guerrilla Gil asked whether the ceasefire talks would end do not think tling back to Israel this eve- about the time Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko was scheduled to arrive here. A spokesman said there was no possibility of a meeting be- tween Kissinger and Gromyko. Kissinger was to meet with Israeli leaders this evening and leave for Washington ending his peace mission after 31 days. Today's final meetings with Assad were marked by an offi- cial Syrian statement accusing Kissinger of injecting the issue of Palestinian guerrillas into their deliberations. Kissinger was advised to ad- dress his concern to the guer- rilla leadership. The statement from the Syrian Arab news agency said the Syrians are not prepared to discuss the guerrilla issue. It said that several remain for discussion. The Soviet news agency Tass revealed Gromyko's saying he was coming the invitation of the leadership of the Syrian Arab Syrian said he apparently is coming without an and U.S. officials declined to indicate why Gromyko is coming back on the stage. U.S. officials said Kissinger will return to Israel by tonight or early Tuesday and then end his peace mission whether or not a settlement is reached. Too tight for comfort Ont. Lena of Col- lingwood has spent three days she will never forget. Mrs. Robbins was stuck for three days in her bathtub. A Mrs. Vern raised the alarm when her aunt did not answer the tele- phone. Vern a broke in through a window after hearing calls for help. When he couldn't budge Mrs. he called the fire de- partment. Mrs. who weighs about 170 said she wiggled her legs to keep her circulation flowing. The woman said she had some misgivings about the size of the bathtub when she tried it for the first time Wednesday. Fixing the tracks It may not be as dramatic as pushing the rail- road through the Rocky Mountains but for the Leth- bridge Kinsmen Club it's just about as important. The as well as employees of CP were fixing the tracks of the Fort Whoop-Up railroad at the preparing the fort for its June 1 opening. Kinsmen Rod swings hjs pick at the entrance to the tunnel on the fort grounds. Inside Classified........20-24 Comics............18 Comment...........4 District............15 Local News......13-14 Markets...........19 Sports...........8-11 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather ...........3 'We we 've got Stan field and want LOW TONIGHT HIGH TUESDAY WIND OTTAWA In a multimillion-dollar move into the aerospace the government announced today it is taking over one foreign- controlled airframe manufacturer and plans to take over another. Industry Minister Alastair Gillespie said the initial part of the csercising an option to buy de Havilland Air- craft of Canada Ltd. from the British-based Hawker- Siddeley Group Ltd will cost about million. The second buying Canadair Ltd. from the United States based General Dynamics should cost about 132 million. Mr. Gillespie told a news conference that General Dynamics' position one of and that negotiation so far has consisted only of the government's notifying the corporation of Canada's Conspiracy theory rejected Tenn. The FBI agent who directed the investigation into the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. says the facts of the case don't lend themselves to of conspiracy. was a relatively simple Robert Jensen said in a telephone interview. man was killed. A man was caught. In many it was like any other but the stature of King gave it a lot more publicity than the usual Robert lawyer for James Earl said Friday he has been in contact since March with a representative of the who actually carried out the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King the only person charged in the pleaded guilty to murdering and now is serving a 99- year prison sentence. now head of security for an international motel said he has not read Livingston's statement because there was particular reason for me to read facts that were devel- oped were made Jen- sen said. people don't want to accept what the facts are be- cause in many instances they -don't lend themselves to grandiose theories. But we had to go with what facts we had. Theories and suppositions don't hold up in court.1' Livingston said eight men were involved in King's with Ray the He said Ray was a gullible-type sort of easily influenced and led Bourassa won't scrap languages bill QUEBEC Premier Robert Bourassa said Sunday he does not plan to withdraw legislation which would make French Quebec's sole official language and still hopes it will be passed by summer despite a rising tide of criticism. Northern education system 'condones racism9 N.W.T. Paul chief of curriculum development for the the Northwest Territories education department which has been acclaimed for being a leader in cross-cultural say.s the department is actually condoning racism. Mr. generally credited with producing programs and literature that gave northern education its charges in an article appearing in the government magazine for the past five years previous little progress has been made in the direction of relating northern education to northern The 36-year-old curriculum who says he will resign his post this claims that materials produced by his department are little more than window dressing. has actually happened is that a couple of curriculum handbooks .and about 100 learning materials have been developed if the truth were known and havp become the public relations aspect ot our education He indicates that the cross- cultural approach is a sham because white children in the North are not given the oppor- tunity to learn about their na- tive neighbors. is this kind of prejudice that smacks of the sort of thing white Canadians think can only happen in Mississippi or CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS In an Mr. Robinson said the education department feels it's fine to have Eskimo classroom assistants but they are not ready to have any real control of what's going on in the schools. This sounds like how the Belgians treated the Con- Saying that schools geared completely to natives were as bad as schools geared com- pletely to he asked teachers to do some soul searching. do you prefer to retreat to your comfy quarters at in the hope that you won't have to look an Inuit or Indian in the eye and admit that the program you are running is designed to do one thing native children into third-class Mr. Robinson stressed that there were damn fine people in the education system who are trying to do But he said the was frustrating at- tempts for fundamental changes in the system. the education system ever fire a teacher who is known to be prejudiced against native Norm the director of called the allegations negative and purposefully morale- Mr. MacPherson said he was under considerable pressure to scrap the magazine after the substance of Mr. Robinson's article was learned. he wrote in a rebuttal stapled to the action would probably give undeserved status to one man's petulance and He accused the Parti Que- becois of making political hay of the new bill and said at least some critics have taken positions without bothering to read the bill thoroughly. He told reporters amend- ments to the legislation following committee hearings are but he gave no indication of how extensively his government would permit the controversial bill to be modified. The Parti Quebecois and na- tionalist groups have protested that the new legislation does not go far enough to prevent assi- milation of French- Canadians. English-speaking groups are concerned that the legislation withdraws parents' rights to choose the language of education for their children and that provisions for minority rights are not clearly spelled out. intention to buy Canadair. Government acquisition of the two companies was described as an interim move. Mr. Gillespie said the next step will be to attract Canadian which would be encouraged to purchase de Havilland and Canadair as a package. the past the growth and future development of these airframe manufacturers has been impaired by the fact that they are foreign-owned and controlled. These companies have had little independent authority to make decisions. In some they are even in competition with the operations of their -parent companies.'' The industry minister said talks with Hawker-Siddeley and General Dynamics have indicated that neither corporation is prepared to change its attitude toward the subsidiaries ''Without positive intervention the past pattern of problems and crises in the industry would almost certainly continue and As soon as the de Havilland deal is in about 30 a new board of directors consisting of prominent businessmen and senior de Havilland officials will be appointed to look after the company until a Canadian purchaser is found. Mr. Gillespie was optimistic about this part of the saying know of several Canadian groups that are interested in putting the two He would not elaborate. A Canadian how- be buying the or buildings of de Havil- which is at Downsview airport in or which is in the Montreal suburb of Cartierville. The reason given for this was that both properties are adjacent to fed- eral airports and that it was in the companies' best interests for the government to retain ownership of these. Mr. Gillespie said it was not a move to prevent the companies from moving out of Toronto or where they and 2.890 persons. Vandals hit construction projects Vandals struck two construction sites and a truck sales lot this causing over damage. Fourplexes on St. Edward in the northwest section of the and in the Park Meadows district were damaged. Both sites are being developed by Harcourt Development of Calgary. A construction office at 1709 St. Edward Blvd. was broken a portable typewriter was damaged and papers were thrown around. At Park Meadows some interiors were damaged with paint and a brick siding was torn off. Screens were torn from windows and bent and a cement mixer was filled with cement and water and left to harden. Sam manager of Atkey the contractor for Harcourt said today the damage to the fourplexes will probably exceed At the International Harvester truck sales 304 Stafford the hoods of five trucks were spray but a damage estimate is not yet available. SMD and About town Helen George wanting Salvation Army Maj. Joan Pierce to perform burial services for a sparrow killed by the major's Midget...Tracy and Kevin Svennes jumping for joy after their Orvil won a pony on a draw.