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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE May News In brief Whitlam claims victory CANBERRA Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam claimed victory today for his Labor party in national elections held 11 days ago. Whitlam said in a broadcast his government would have a majority in both houses of Parliament. He said Labor will hold 66 or 67 seats in the 121-seat House of Representatives. The tally in the Senate will not be final for two more but Labor is expected to take 31 of 60 a gain of five. Wo meat shortage' EDMONTON Albertans will' not face a shortage of meat if workers at three major packing plants in the province go on strike June agriculture minister Hugh Horner said Tuesday. He repeated earlier statements that the smaller packing companies should be able to increase production to pick up some of the slack if Canada Packers and Swift Canadian are closed by the strike TCs uncaring about MOOSE JAW Justice minister Otto Lang -said Tuesday night that the Progressive Conservative party can no longer claim to be the party of Western Canada. He told 156 voting delegates attending a nomination meeting that named Alf Bryan of as their that while the conservatives could make the claim when John Diefenbaker was their they no longer have any sentiments for the west GM will fix Vegas DETROIT General Motors says it is responsible for engine damage caused by overheating in up to 1.3 million Chevrolet Vegas and will make needed repairs free of charge. Every Vega the company has made is involved in GM's offer. Acquitted for insanity MONTREAL Chief Judge Andre Fabien of sessions court Tuesday ac- quitted a 28-year-old British Columbia man of hijacking an airplane Nov. 22 at Montreal International Airport on grounds of insanity. After a five-minute Peter N. Brockway of B.C.. was ordered returned to suburban Verdun's Douglas Hospital where he has been un- dergoing treatment for several months. 14 dead in storms SYDNEY Fourteen persons from four yachts were confirmed dead or feared drowned during five days of high winds and giant seas in the Tasman Sea off Sydney. Latest feared casualty is the 33-foot yacht which left Broken Bay near Sydney with six persons aboard May 18 for New Zealand. Labor peace bill read EDMONTON The Alberta legislature gave first reading Tuesday to labor act amendments designed to ensure labor peace during construction of oil sands extraction plants in the Fort McMurray region. The amendments allow for site agreements for all oil sands beginning with the Syncrude Canada Ltd. operation designed to be ready to begin production by 1978. In court 592 times England George Arthur who claims a world record for the most court was back in the dock Tues- the 592nd time. It was 24 hours after his last appearance for being drunk and disorderly. He made his 500th appear- ance before a magistrate May and found his way into the Guiness Book of Records. His first appear- on drinking was in 1922. Insurgents attack palace PHNOM PENH Insurgents launched a rocket attack on the presidential pal- ace here Tuesday landing two rockets on its BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL southern the Cambodian high command said today. No casualties were reported. The command said govern- ment troops killed 27 insurgents in a clash near the provincial capital of Prey 31 miles east of here. Government casualties were given as four killed and 10 wounded. TRINA... TIME AND SPACE-MAKERS Bold tropicolor and parfait plaid seer- sucker decorate the traveler's most convenient accessorfes for spring 74. noRmnn COSfPETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes 328-1525 V Air Canada's role in West to expand By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA Air Canada appears headed for a larger role in Western Canada air transport following Prime Minister Trudeau's announcements in Winnipeg last week. Mr. Trudeau made three major announcements in all of which appear designed to increase the Crown corporation's presence in the West. He said Air Canada will re- ceive new routes to the United States from the will ex- pand maintenance facilities in Winnipeg and will work with Manitoba and Saskatchewan to develop new local air policy. Maintenance facilities have been a hot political issue in the Winnipeg area since major Air Canada overhaul facilities were shifted to Montreal in 1960. Mr. Trudeau said Air Canada buy back two maintenance hangars from CAE Ltd. in Winnipeg and lease one back to that company so it can continue its operations. a large hangar capable of handling all types of aircraft would be built at a cost of to million. Defence Minister James who represents Winnipeg had been reported ready to leave his cabinet post unless some maintenance work was returned to Winnipeg. Mr. Trudeau said the maintenance facilities will be Cooling off Prime Minister Trudeau relaxes in a Toronto hotel swimming pool Monday before leaving for a four day train campaign through the Maritimes. The prime minister had just finished the second of 13 trips he plans for the Toronto region. Portugal optimistic Ceasefire prospects brighten LONDON Pros- pects for a ceasefire in Portu- guese Guinea seemed bright today with the expected return to London of Portuguese Foreign Minister Mario Soares after consultations in Lisbon with President Antonio de Spinola. a flew home Tuesday on the fourth day of negotiations here be- tween the new Portuguese re- gime and representatives of the self-proclaimed state of Guinea-Bissau. The Portuguese delegation and representatives of the na- tionalist movement which de- clared independence last Sep- tember have said they want an agreement to bring peace after 13 years of bitter war in the colony. The new born of the armed forces revolution on April has said the three Portuguese African territories of Portuguese Mozambique and Angola will be able to decide by referendum on their future. The ceasefire talks here on Portuguese of the territories and with the smallest white seen as a test case for similar peace negotiations with Angola and Mozambique. There was an atmosphere of hope in the London talks today as the sides appeared heading towards a ceasefire agreement which would leave complex political problems to be solved later. PRETORIA Prime Ministers Ian Smith of Rhodesia and John Vorster of South Africa announced today they are not concerned whether neighboring Mozambique had a black or white government so long as it was good and stable. Smith had a sudden journey from Salisbury Tuesday for what was described as cussions on matters of mutual with his South African counterpart. Asked at a news conference what the talks were Vorster think it speaks for itself. All southern African countries are closely concerned with the situation at the moment and it is only natural that we should discuss Both governments are con- cerned at the activities of so- called freedom fighters who operate from Mozambique and seek black majority governments in southern Africa. Northeast Rhodesia has uoor IrnnhloH hu cniorrilla incursions since 1972. The Rhodesian leader said that since the change in government in strikes in Lourenco Marques have hindered freight traffic between Mozambique and which exports and imports most of its commodities through the Portuguese territory's ports. Vorster said the position of Rhodesia and South Africa on the changes in Portugal and its African territories was that they did not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. we are concerned about is not whether there is a white or black government in Mozambique but that there is a good and stable Vorster said. It is not for us to prescribe.'' He described as newspaper reports in Europe that South Africa was contemplating sending troops into Mozambique. Coal mine safety act awaits final approval By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON A new coal mine safety act awaits only formal approval after rejection Tuesday of a clause the government said could discriminate against women. Charlie Drain Pincher moved the amendment which would have given management the right to refuse employment to persons because of their Bill minister of mines and said the amendment could prevent women being allowed in mines. One of the aims of the new act is to remove discrimination on the grounds of sex. have never been able to understand said Gordon Taylor a bachelor. women should want to go down and work in the bowels of the earth is beyond me. certainly don't think we have advanced much in the world if we let women go down in the Outside the Mr. Drain said the amendment was not aimed at women but at persons unfit for work in dangerous areas. clearly should be the right of management to decide who's fit for what A person could represent a risk to other miners. man is sure he is going to come up the next Mr. Drain said. After formal the act will mean no one under 17 can work underground. It also will provide stiff penalties for mines contravening safety administered by the Energy Resources Conservation Board. The actual regulations still await final drafting. Corporation planned for B.C. assessments VICTORIA Dave Barrett introduced a bill in the British Columbia legislature Tuesday which would establish a crown corporation to institute and maintain a uniform property assessment throughout the province in accordance with a proposed new assessment act expected to be introduced soon. main principle embodied in this bill is that a provincial assessment authority be established and operate as independently as possible from the taxing function at both the provincial and municipal Mr. Barrett said in a statement issued outside the house. The legislation would establish a corporation known as the B.C. Assessment Authority with headquarters in Victoria. The authority would begin with an interim appointed by the provincial to function for not more than two years. The bill provides that appointments to the interim board would be based on recommendations of the Union of B.C. Municipalities and other designated groups such as the B.C. School Trustees Association. An assessment commissioner would also be appointed to the interim board by the cabinet. government believes that it is essential to preserve as much continuity of administration as possible in setting up the Mr. who also holds the finance said in his statement. achieve the existing assessment commissioner would become the commissioner for the authority while also serve as chairman of the interim The chairman and the interim board would work together to establish assessment district boundaries and transfer existing assessment functions to the board. The interim board would v also forward to the cabinet its recommendations on composition of the permanent the method of the permanent board members' appointment or election and term of office. The permanent board of directors of the authority would appoint the assessment commissioner to succeed the interim assessment commissioner. for Air Canada's light maintenance but defence department Boeing 707 jets would be overhauled there. All this would mean increas- ing aircraft maintenance jobs in Winnipeg to with no loss of jobs at the main Air Canada overhaul centre in Montreal. There already are about 500 maintenance workers at Winnipeg International Airport and sources say it is not clear how 300 new jobs will be created. The new routes may not be awarded before the July 8 election because the government is snowed under with other a spokesman for Transport Min- ister Jean Marchand said. Air Canada also will play a key role in developing the pro- posed local service linking Brandon and Dauphin in Manitoba with Yorkton and Saskatoon or Regina in the prime minister said. Two 23- seat aircraft built by Saunders Aircraft Co. of would be used on the route. These centres have protested loss of service operated by Midwest Airlines of Winnipeg. Mr. Trudeau said the objec- tive of the local air policy will be to reduce isolation and to promote industry. The Mani- toba-Saskatchewan local air link would be a pilot project. Air Canada would work with small air carriers to implement the local air policy. If the service would be operated by an Air Canada subsidiary. A spokesman for Mr. Marchand said that as other parts of the government's new transport polic y... are announced in the coming the impact of the new Western air policy will become clearer. Stanfield promises tax relief By DAVE BLA1KIE Canadian Press Staff Writer Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield promised homeowners relief from high mortgage interest rates Tuesday but saw other party economic policies come under renewed attack by Prime Minister Trudeau and New Democratic Party Leader David Lewis. Making his first major promise of the July 8 election Mr. Stanfield told a rally in a Conservative government would subsidize mortgage interest rates that exceed eight per cent. The plan would operate by letting homeowners deduct the additional costs from their income he said. There would be a maximum deduction of annually and the program would apply only to first mortgages on principle residences. Mr. Stanfield said the plan would save to a year for a man earning a year and supporting two chil- dren under 16. The exact amount would depend on the size of his mortgage and the interest rate being paid. There was no immediate re- action to the proposal from Mr. Trudeau or Mr. but they hit hard at other Conservative plans for reduced government spending and price and wage controls. opening a four-day train tour through the Mantimes and picked Mr. Stanfield's home town of to attack controls. PROBLEMS Calling the policy disaster looking for a place to the prime minister said controls would create more problems than they would solve. His cheered by a packed crowd of about in a high school were echoed by Liberal Premier Gerald Regan who appeared on the platform with him. and price controls would not be a good policy for the premier Isaid. Truro was the last stop of the day for Mr. Trudeau who boarded a special campaign train earlier in and spoke fro'm a rear platform to crowds waiting in the rain at communities along the route. Mr. ending a 10-city national told an Ottawa nominating meeting that a Conservative government would take money away from the needy and add new layers to the federal bureaucracy. He said a large new govern- ment department would be needed to run the party's price and wage controls program and the money for it would come from which help the poor and the which help families with which help the destitute and the genuinely The NDP leader agreed with Mr Stanfield that there is waste in government spending but said this was not where the Conservative party would save money. Tories want to reduce the quality of life for Cana- dians. They want to make life unlivable for those who rely on some of these He repeated earlier criticisms of Conservative anti-inflation alleging that even party members are confused and at odds with each other. Fulbright loses nomination By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas Gov. Dale Bumpers proved his giant- killer reputation Tuesday by winning Democratic nomination to the Senate and ending the 30-year career of Senator J. W. one of the powers in United States foreign policy. At the same former senator Wayne Morse of like Fulbright a leading critic of U'.S. policy in the Vietnam won the Democratic nomination for a comeback race in the fall. And another emerging Democratic Kentucky Gov. Wendell won nomination to challenge Republican Senator Marlow Cook in the fall. LIBERAL NOMINATION MEETING For the purpose of electing one candidate to represent Lethbridge Constituency in the forthcoming federal election to be held MAY 29th 8P.M. Quest Senator Earl Hastings El Rancho Convention Centre Lethbridge by LETHBHIDG6 FEDERAL LIBERAL ASSOCIATION ;