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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD May 1074 News In brief Victoria pressmen return VICTORIA Newspapers will roll off the presses in the Victoria Press Ltd. building Thursday for the first time since Dec. when pressmen went on strike to back job security and wage demands in contract negotiations. All five unions and the board of directors of FP which owns Victoria agreed Sunday and Monday on a new contract which will raise workers' pay by 34-per-cent and protect their jobs as the company moves from hot lead composition and makeup to photo composition. Builders not villains MONTREAL House builders are not the villains they are often made out to an international housing conference was told Monday. William professor of building construction at Michigan State said house builders' profits are not exorbitant. They range between six and 10-per-cent in Canada and the United States about the same as 25 year ago Hopes for short hearings WASHINGTON Vice-president Gerald Ford he hopes the House of Representatives judiciary committee won't expand its hearings on the impeachment of President Nixon they drag it it could well interfere with the necessary work of the Ford said. Ford was asked in an interview about reports that committee members feel additional hearings are needed to clarify ambiguities in Watergate tapes and transcripts. certainly hope he replied. think they could 1 would hope they would get whatever they do. to the floor of the House by late June or early B.C. lax act challenged VICTORIA Social Credit members of the British Columbia legislature challenged the government Monday to fight an election on the proposed real property tax deferment act The bill received second or approval in by a vote of 36 to 8 Monday with only the social credit members in the house opposed to the act Jewish activists freed MOSCOW Ten Jewish activists have been freed Soviet Jewish reported Monday They had been detained in c o n n c c 11 o ti w it h a demonstration against the So- viet government's refusal to 1ft them emigrate to Israel The 10 Jews -all ot whom had been refused visas to were held in a city jail until late Saturday night. The sources said Monday that no charges were placed against the 10 and no special warnings were issued. Meanwhile Tass. the official Soviet news accused Israel of refusing to allow dis- illusioned Jews to leave that countt v delect or ban sought KDMONTON An o p p o s i 11 o n m e in b e i introduced a p11v a i e member s bill Monday that ft ould ban use of lie defectors except bv policemen or persons authorized by the attorney-general. The introduced in the legislature by Roy Wilson Calvary would provide for a tine of up to or one year in jail tor use ot a lie detector by anyone except a member of the ItCMP or a municipal police force or someone authorized by the attorney-general. lo vole on contract CALGAItY i City police have been asked to accept a one-year contract which would give them a 13.11- p e r c e n t. s alary raise retroactive to Jan. I. The which was the result of three months of bargaining between the Calgary police association and the would increase a first-class constables annual salary by SI to The association's 770 members are to vote on the package Wednesday Slumlords bylaw passed EDMONTON City council approved a property standards bylaw Monday which one alderman said would work against slum landlords Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Washington Bruce chief correspondant for the BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL The which has taken several years to sets out measures whereby property which does not comply with minimum standards can be ordered repaired and maintained. Newspaper Enterprise 'Association. Switzerland Silvio a Swiss auto racing of injuries sustained in a race at Monza April 25. Dallas Johnny an auto racing of injuries sustained during a race at Friday. Burning Rectal Itch Relieved In Minutes of the inoit c oinnion af- is -i oiulit ion n as It is most omlMirassi'iH for the sutV-vii r Ihe clay and i.iSK at at ninht. If sru isf.u toi Kuoii news A HMioxviu-d research lahniatoi sp has foil ml .1 unique healing substance wilh the alnhly lo relirxe flic ImrninK lUh and ll actually shimks heniori hoidi This sijhM.iiu i' hiii hren .shown lo e .i mo.-1 effort K i- i.i ot in killnm pioptitie- also help inlet In one Iiemm i hold allel Sinking irnpi w.i-i lepoi Ii'il impio-.i mi nl linn- it in ulu n- hnn .il obsei v .it ions ri e i. on I nun d oxer a peiiod of many theso 'tests ohici vat-ions wore m.ide on pal lents with a variety ot conditions. All this accomplished a substaiu e el ope hy a woiltl-rcimwiu-cl research in- stitution. This substance is obtainable in tiintmi'iit or form known as I'ri'ixirtitinii II. Ask for I'repai.idon H les n oiixement locai ry fiom home i or Prep.nation H Ointment special ap- ph'.alor. all ihujc .Sal isf.irl ion 01 money refunded. Preparation H 'Liberal budget could hurt pipeline9 Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Construction of the proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline will likely be delayed a meaning a start in the winter of according to V.L. president of Canadian Arctic Gas Pipeline Ltd. And implementation of the oil and gas budgetary measures proposed by the federal of the defeated budgetary package which led to the election campaign now in full- hurt exploration and development of frontier energy including Arctic sufficiently to jeopardize the Mackenzie Valley gas Mr. Horte warned in an interview Monday. The federal tax combined with provincial tax and royalty changes affecting the oil and gas industry in would actually reduce the return to companies to what it was before recent price increases in oil and he explained. This would be a to further explor- ation and development in Can- ada. This in turn would some prejudice the Mack- enzie Valley gas pipeline which would be developed not only for proven reserves in the about 8.2-trillipn cubic feet in the Mackenzie according to latest which would also have to be based on future expansion of the pipeline facility and further resource development in the Mr. Horte said. He added that he didn't really think the situation would deteriorate so much that exploration and development would drop off that drastically. He said he believes the fed- eral and provincial who are now in confrontation over who should be able to stake out claims for oil and gas company have to the situation. Mr. attending the Ca- nadian Gas Association meeting added that is that the federal-provincial confronta- tion over resource revenues should be taking place this particular time when it is so essential that we proceed with these projects to ensure an energy supply for Canada in the The expected postponement of the start of construction of the pipeline to the winter of Paint David Lewis has make-up applied for TV camera Blast ruffles friendship between India and Canada Hy BERNARD New York Times NKW DELHI which has maintained a warm friendship with is seeking to calm the anger of the Ottawa government over the recent nuclear test in this country. Officials of the government here believe that India was set to assure Canada that the plutonium used in the explosion in the Rajasthan Desert May 18 had not violated India's obligations to Canada or any other country. Canada has served as one of India's closest western having provided more than billion in aid and helping build two nuclear reactors Indian who have been fond of telling Americans that Canadian aid and free food had proved far more beneficial than United States were somewhat uneasy about Canada's reaction to the nuclear test. Last week the Canadian government suspended its aid to the Indian nuclear energy program and said it was reviewing other assistance programs. The Canadian position was that a nuclear explosion was a nonpeaceful act and could not be construed as having a peaceful as the Indians maintain. the Indian government has been silent about the Canadian move. But the press which has taken a strong line foreign critics of the nuclear has said that the move would not hurt India and has abruptly started to criticize Canada. One Indian news agency said Monday that the relationship in the nuclear field never been Response that the Canadians had terms frnrn that India had had at one stage vvith Ottawa and that attempted to rewrite and unilaterally reinterpret its earlier agreements with India in Uie light of the philosophy of the nonproliferation treaty that India had refused to Canada had signed the 1968 treaty to stop tie spread of nuclear weapons. India has refused to sign the calling it in favor of the major nuclear powers. The Canadian High Commission has asked the Indian government what was the source of the plutonium used in the blast and whether any of the material came from the two Canadian- assisted reactors. India has not yet formally but reports here say that the plutonium came from the three research reactors built by Indian scientists. Indian officials have said that the government would seek diplomatic to assure Canada that India was within her international rights and had not violated an with Canada. An Indian news apparently basing its comments on an interview with a senior government said that India's position was made clear as far back as 1971 when Prime Minister Trudeau visited New Delhi. At that the report Prime Minister Gandhi made clear that agreement should be observed by both and would be wrong for Canada to say that because they had signed some other treaty to which India is not a Canada could impose some fresh obligations or restrictions on Natives blame deaths on curse PUINCK Elderly Indians at a reserve 97 miles north of here fear a curse has been laid on them because only two of nine deaths in the band since were a field worker said Monday. Nick a British Columbia Union of Indian Chiefs field said four of the dead from McLeod Lake Reserve were killed while trying to cross Highway 97 on foot. Violet was the most recent death victim May 10. She disappeared when the boat she was using to cross the Pack River was caught in ice tloes and went under as attempted to throw her a rope. people with superstitious minds are thinking Uiere is a said Mr. Prince arc talking about moving hut they have old roots here and don't want to go Indian rail employees call off 20-day strike NEW DELHI Indian rail workers began returning to work today after calling off their strike. It is expected to be some time before services get back to normal following the 20-day walkout. As the thousands of workers resumed their duties the gov- ernment began counting the cost of the strike on an already shaky economy. Union leaders called off the strike in face of a government stand not to negotiate until the strike was ended. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi brought m the army and police to replace strikers. She expressed satisfaction Monday night that the strike is over and hoped there will be no bitterness. But the while urging their members back to accused the government of repressive measures including widespread dismissals and eviction of railway workers and their families from their homes. Fifty-thousand trade unionist and non-unionist rail workers are in they said. Railway officials said the government-owned network lost at least million in but the final figure is certain to be much higher. Union leaders called on the government to release the men arrested under emergency give back jobs to those dismissed and resume talks on demands for higher cause of the strike. But neither Mrs. Gandhi nor Railways Minister Laht Mishra committed the government to any of these steps 1977-78 is primarily the result of delays in obtaining Canadian regulatory approval for the pipeline proposal. He admitted that with the National Energy Board holding hearings on the general question of natural gas demand and surplus before holding the Canadian Arctic Gas ap- plication it would be next to impossible to obtain the necessary approval by next to start construction work in 1976-77 as planned. Mr. Horte said the consortium now plans to complete its application to the NEB probably and to make a separate submission to the NEB on the natural gas' demand and surplus questions. He said he expects the natu- ral gas hearings should simplify somewhat the subsequent Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline since the question of gas surplus supposedly will have been dealt with already. The latest cost estimates for the pipeline are believed to have reached compared to the last figure of from the consortium. PM pledges to control inflation By THE CANADIAN PRESS Prime Minister Trudeau made his biggest election campaign promise to date Monday telling a packed audience of about in Toronto that the Liberals will bring inflation under control if re-elected July 8 I pledge to he said in a speech rejecting ihe anti-inflation policies proposed by the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democratic Party. He said the Conservative ap- proach would be days of wonder and while the NDP had proposed only circus of He did not elaborate on how a Liberal government would solve inflation but said he was confident that he has grip on the problem Conservative Leader Robert campaigning in challenged the prime minister's optimistic outlook with a harsh denunciation of Liberal policies fhc Trudeau government remains in then the remedy for inflation will be he told party .supporters in Westmount riding w h e r e national Conservative president Michael Meitfhen is running againsi Treasury Board President C. M Drury HITS MORTGAGES NDP Loader David campaigning in also focused on economic _s.sues emphasizing the NDP proposal thai mortgage interest rales be held lo six per cent lor all National Housing Acl loans to families earning less than annually. 'How can the NDP advocate a six-per-ccnt mortgage when banks are paying per cent on savings he was asked at a party nominating meeting the answer is not all that he replied Chartered banks could lend money at the preferred rate in the same way they now lend it to large corporations They could also set aside a small portion of their for investment in six-per-cent mortgages by the government-operated Central Mortgage and Housing Corp he said. Halifax was the last stop on a 10-eity tour for the NDP leader. He flies back to Ottawa today but leaves again later in the week. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette. who has spent most of his time at iiomc in since the election was said Monday he will begin campaigning next week but will conserve his energy for the concluding weeks. He said he plans some trips outside the province and will begin an extensive Quebec campaign trip June 17. All 15 Social Credit MPs elected in 1972 were from Quebec. Socreds nominate in 'Hat Compiled from Canadian Press Ed 48 a Calgary linancial was nominated by the Social Credit party Monday by acclamation to contest the Medicine Hat riding in the July 8 federal election. Mr. Ens will face Bert Hargrave who won the seat in Ihe last election for the Progressive Conservatives and Jl. A. Olson for the Liberals. Mr Kns said he chose to run in Medicine Hat because he feels the constituency will be key spot of the 19 ridings m Alberta In other nominations Monday Art Yates ot Whitecourt was named Liberal candidate tor Hocky Mountain. The 55-year-old father of six wrote his final exams at the University ot Alberta the day betoie lie is majoring in political science Incumbent Joe Clark ot River earlier was elected to carry the Progressive Conservative banner. Incumbent Peter Bawden was chosen by acclamation to contest Calgary South for the Progressive Conservative party. Peter Masniuk. Conservative member of Parliament for Portage la was nominated to seek re-election. He easily defeated retired Man. farmer Don Cameron for the nomination. Don Liberal MP foi Bunn-Burgeo in the last Parliament and Newfoundland's only representative in the federal was nominated by acclamation as his party's candidate in the riding Four freshmen candidates were nominated in- Calgary Monday night at a four- riding meeting as the Liberals started their co-ordinated drive to July 8 polls against the rival Tory machine. Nominated without contests were lawyer John Calgary stock broker Frances Wright. Calgary social worker Donald Calgary and businessman John Palliser. ited invi WASHINGTON -The United States Supreme Court- said today it has invited Presi- dent Nixon's lawyer to respond to special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski's request for prompt review of a district court order that Nixon surrender 64 subpoenaed tapes relating to the Watergate political espionage scandal. The court said presidential lawyer James St. Clair prom- ised to file a response by Immigrants better off than natives By BUD JORGENSEN OTTAWA Post-war immigrants have on average become better off financially than native-born a Statistics Canada study shows. The taken in covered family income and assets of immigrants who arrived between 1946 and 1960 compared with native-born Canadians. Family income of the immigrants was 10.5-per-cent higher and the value of personal possessions was 21.8- per-cent more. Personal assets do not include business or professional invested holdings. Ownership of a home is a major factor in personal worth and this was one of the reasons the immigrant families came out ahead on average. Among immigrants in the 70.8-per-cent owned homes while only 63-per-cent of the natives were homeowners. Average personal worth of the immigrant group was compared with lor the native-born group. The immigrants had average family income of during 1970 while the average for Canadian-born was Equity in a home accounted for 72.4-per-cent of personal worth of immigrants and 60.2- per-cent of the Canadian-born. In dollar the average equity in a home amounted to for immigrant families and for Canadian-born differential of 31.7-pcr-cent in favor of the immigrant group. A major part of the reason for the difference was that the Canadian-born families were distributed between urban and rural areas whereas immigrants tend to be concentrated in the cities where prices and price increases of homes are greater. The report in the Statistics Canada monthly review is a condensed version of a study lo be released at a later date. The report does not deal wilh the question of why average family income of the immifirant group was higher. ;