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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 News In brief Ceasefire hopes bright LONDON Hopes of a ceasefire agreement between Portugal and the African nationalists in Portuguese Guinea appeared brighter today following the return from Lisbon of Portuguese Foreign Minister Mario Soares The peace talks began a week ago today. The self-proclaimed state of name given to Portuguese Guinea by the insisting on at least tacit recognition of its informed sources said Needs more information OTTAWA Northern Affairs Minister Jean Chretien said Thursday he needs more information before making any comment on a land settlement proposed by Indians in the Northwest Territories. should put their cards on the the minister said when asked about the offer made public last week by James president of the N.W.T. Indian Association. Israelis bomb in Lebanon TEL AVIV Israeli planes pounded Palestinian guerrilla bases in southern Lebanon today as Syrian and Israeli gunners continued their duel on the Golan Heights for the 81st consecutive a military spokesman said. The artillery exchanges oc- curred just before when the disengagement of forces agreement between Israel and Syria was to have been signed in Geneva. Patty to go Calif. Randolph Hearst fears public sympathy for the six Symbionese Liberation Army members who died in a police Shootout may mean his daughter Patricia will remain a fugitive forever. can go underground now. I he said Thursday in an impromptu re- mark to a reporter. Hungry hares eat trees EDMONTON Hungry snowshoe hares have forced the Alberta Forest Service to abandon a major tree planting project that would provide a base for establishment of as many as three pulp mills in Northern Alberta The rabbits are so hungry they have eaten virtually every tree down to the ground and are now starting to eat forest service signs at the tree plantations Information not withheld EDMONTON The Alberta government does not know of any instances where researchers working on Indian land claims were denied access to provincial files are not aware of any information they have asked for that has been Al Adair. minister responsible for northern told the legislature Thursday. B.C. minister sniped VICTORIA Feelings ran high in the British Columbia legislature Thursday night as debate continued on the departmental spending estimates of Transport and Communications Minister Bob Strachan Roy Cummings Vancouver-Little caused an uproar in the house when he suggested a conflict of interest was behind Liberal Garde Gardom's criticism of the government-owned Insurance Corp of B.C. Refinery picketed EDMONTON All construction on the Imperial Oil Strathcona refinery stopped Thursday when 30 sheetmetal workers left their protesting what they considered to be lack of government action under the tradesmen qualification act Pickets were stationed at the entrance of the creating a considerable traffic jam. Other BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL I construction workers did not cross the picket lines. The pickets were subsequently and no further picketing is planned. Turner trial deadlocked Fla. The trial of entrepeneur Glenn Turner and seven men who followed his hard-sell philosophy ended in a deadlocked jury Thursday. One week after the jury got the U.S. District Judge Gerald Tjoflat declared a mis- trial. Dear Loofl den Heer THE It's time for another of our monthly family breakfasts. OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL BERTTERMORS a man of Dutch who immigrated from Holland in 1958 to Winnipeg. He has since moved to B.C.where he has formed the Ter Mors Sons Building Contractors Ltd. with his 3 sons. He is very active in com- munity church affairs in Sidney. Come and let's share in a delightful morning together at the El Rancho Motor on June 1974 at 9 a.m. To reserve a place for you your family please phone 328-9420 or 328-3553. Looking forward to meeting you there Sincerely FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMENS FELLOWSHIP INT. A District Lewis disputes support claim Crash aftermath Sixty persons were injured none when part of a freight train jumped its tracks and veered into the path of an oncoming passenger train in Ont. Some 25 cars were derailed in the collision. Of the all but seven were released from hospital after treatment for minor injuries. The passenger train was moving at about 80 miles an hour and the freight 40 miles an hour when the accident happened. Committee warns Nixon of impeachment grounds WASHINGTON -The Houe of Representatives judiciary committee has sub- poenaed tapes of 45 more presidential conversations despite President Nixon's insistence he will turn over no more Watergate material. Along with the approved by a 37-to-l vote the committee sent Nixon a letter saying his retusal to comply might itself provide grounds for impeachment It rejected two attempts to deal more harshly with the however A motion to seek an immediate impeachment vote for contempt of Congress was 29 to 9. One to recommend citation for con- tempt but delay House action until later was tabled 27 to 11. The committee also 23 to an effort to open some of the impeachment hearings to the public next week. The vote is expected to keep the hearings closed at least two weeks longer. Issuance of the committee's lourth subpoena against Nixon with only one dissenting vote demonstrated the bipartisan opposition in the committee to the White House strategy for fighting impeachment. The new subpoena calls for delivery by June 10 of Water- gate tapes originally requested April 19. Most of Gruenwald upset over driver bill them also have been subpoenaed by special prosecutor Leon who has asked the Supreme Court to rule on his right to them. On another Watergate President Nixon has chosen to risk the dismissal of criminal charges against two former top assistants rather than turn over evidence for their defence in the White House plumbers case. In the plumbers former presidential aides John Ehrlichman and Charles Colson and three others are accused of violating the civil right of Dr. Lewis Danniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist at the time the former Pentagon analyst leaked the Pentagon papers to the press. Fielding's office was burgled in 1971 in an attempt by the White House plumbers group to turn up information about Ellsberg. By DAVE BLAIKIE The Canadian Press Progressive Conservative party Leader Robert his proposed wage and price controls program already under attack by was accused Thursday of misrepresenting the support the policy would receive from provincial premiers. Campaigning for the July 8 election in New Democratic Party Leader David Lewis said Mr. Stanfield was wrong when the previous day he claimed that six including three western NDP have indicated support for a federal controls program. can't get the support of his own party and now he's leaning on others whom he has no authority to speak Mr. Lewis told re- porters on his campaign bus. a false statement by Mr. Stanfield that there is any support for his policy among the three NDP premiers. Mr. Stanfield is leaning on a reed that isn't The Conservative who flew from Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan and later in the day to had little to say on the reaction to his com- ments. But he on an openhne radio program in that his remarks were based on newspaper reports indicating that at least six provinces would co- operate. Prime Minister Trudeau renewed his campaign effort to discredit the controls proposal. Continuing his leisurely-paced railway tour through the Maritimes and Mr. Trudeau told an evening rally at near Quebec controls would be unfair and ineffective. The prime minister started the day in and stopped at such places as Riviere-du- La Montmagny and Levis before ending the day at Ste. outside Quebec City. Mr. Stanfield headed west from Halifax Thursday after settling a party dispute in caused by his personal rejection of Mayor Leonard Jones as a Conservative candidate. in the agricultural centre of Mr. Stanfield urged voters to sup- port the Conservatives if they want changes in the federal government. voters in Saskatchewan want to get rid of this govern- there is only one way to do and that is to give us their support Nothing would change if Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Lethbridge West MLA Dick Gruenwald is upset new drivers must take a minimum 20 hours driving instruction to qualify for a 40- per-cent insurance premium reduction. He was told in the legislature Thursday by Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne the minimum was decided after discussions with safety insurance driving schools and the Alberta Motor Association. The government announced the reduction in rates Wednesday under a program to go into effect by July. Mr. an insurance said outside the legislature the program will force good drivers to spend up to for a course they don't need. The onus should be on the driver examiner to determine a driver's he said. Price increase likely if OPEC hikes taxes Elevator workers protest appeal CALGARY Members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors walked off the job here Thursday in a last- ditch contract protest. H. E. president of IUEC Local 130 which represents the said Vegreville Liberal nominated Alta. Ron an electrical was unanimously nominated Wednesday night to represent Vegreville constituency for the Liberals in the July 8 election. The seat was held in the last parliament by Progressive Conservative Don Mazankowski. in an interview a wildcat strike may take place Monday if the contract demands are not settled. The elevator workers struck for six months in 1972 after which a compulsary arbitration award increased their salaries to an he said. But the companies have not acted on the award and are presently paying their employees an hour despite union protests. protest walkout was not sanctioned by the union or the he said. the membership has decided they can't go on with this non- Mr. Silbernagel said the companies plan to appeal the award in court Monday and this provided the last straw to the already unhappy membership. don't know if we'll be able to control the membership much longer. You don't win anything by being a nice guy. If a wildcat strike takes about 300 workers in Edmonton and Calgary will be affected. NEW YORK Con- sumers would be hit with more fuel price increases if a plan to increase oil taxes is adopted by foreign producing petroleum company officials said Thursday. The comments came in re- sponse to statements by a high official of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries that OPEC is considering increasing taxation reap the windfall of the Western oil companies. long the oil com- panies were making a profit of about 50 cents per barrel of crude starting in the last they are making or Abderrahman OPEC secretary- said in an interview in Vienna. we will try to reap the windfall profits of the oil companies without changing the posted He said the proposal will be considered at the meeting of OPEC oil ministers in starting June 14. The director of producing operations of a major inter- national oil company if the plan got to raise prices at the The who did not want to be said higher taxes might also lead to a return of because marginal operators would be eliminated. A spokesman for British Petroleum said the tax as he understood might increase gasoline prices two to three cents a gallon. Gasoline prices have already jumped nearly 20 cents since a year ago. ADA encourages scheme people voted for Mr. Trudeau or Mr. Lewis. these two gentlemen want another chance to bed down together in the next I think the best thing to do is to move the mattress over to the opposition side of the Mr. Stanfield said. Saskatchewan elected seven five New Democrats and one Liberal in 1972. After his stop in Saskatche- the Conservative leader flew to Vancouver where he was to speak at an evening rally in Surrey. Saturday he visits Williams Lake and Quesnel in central and stays overnight in B.C. Mr. who told crowds Thursday he was travelling by train to meet more voters was to end his four-day rail trip today at Montreal. He reboards his DC-9 campaign jet later for Toronto where he will stay overnight and campaign Saturday. Mr. Lewis was to start today by greeting local NDP candidates in Hamilton. He leaves later for to attend a party dinner and will end the day in Toronto. 4 Social Credit Leader Real in hospital since Tuesday for tests related to his diabetic is scheduled to toe released today. He begins campaigning Sunday. Turkey call off alert ATHENS A dis- pute over oil-exploration rights which was reported to have brought Greek and Turkish armed forces to a state of alert appeared to have eased today following talks between the two sides. Informed sources said the Greek armed forces have reverted to a state of vigilance instituted at the beginning of the dispute early this year A state of alert was reported to have been declared Wednesday night. Greek air force planes were still reported to be flying reconnaissance missions over the centre of the and there were reports from northern Greece of activity in Greek army positions along the Greco-Turkish border The dispute stems from Kissinger returns home WASHINGTON Henry Kissinger returned home early ending his 34-day peace mission that on three separate occasions nearly collapsed over Syrian and Israeli refusals to compromise. The United States state secretary arrived in Washington four hours before Syrian and Israeli generals were to meet in Geneva to sign the agreement that will separate their armies on the Golan Heights. Kissinger was to meet today with President Nixon and then brief congressional leaders on his latest success at shuttle di- plomacy One topic for discussion be- tween Nixon and Kissinger will be the president's coming trip to the Middle East. Sources said Thursday that Nixon has tentatively decided to begin his Middle East trip the week beginning June 9. They said Nixon probably will spend from seven to 10 days visiting Saudi probably Jordan and perhaps Syria. All of and a few were visited by Kissinger as he negotiated the disengagement agreement. As part of a ceasefire in the Golan Heights was to go into effect this and Israel and Syria were to exchange war prisoners within 24 hours. On leaving Jerusalem Kissinger told reporters the accord may become turning point in the history of the Middle Greek claims to sole rights to the sea shelf around its islands in the some only a mile from the Turkish while Turkey wants bilateral negotiations on the issue. The latest flare-up came Wednesday when a Turkish' survey flanked by a strong naval was reported by military sources in Ankara to have steamed into the disputed area to begin oil exploration. But the Greek government announced Thursday in its first comment on the in- that the vessel has not been sighted in the area. It also said it has been in- formed by Turkey tnat Turkish ships will carry out naval exercises in the Aegean. The announcement came a few hours after Turkish Pre- mier Bulent Ecevit told reporters in Ankara that Turkey has no aggressive tendency towards anyone and wishes to continue relations with Greece in mutual friendship and understanding. It also followed talks between high-ranking military officers at the southwest headquarters Izmir. of NATO in A irline blackmailed NEW YORK A Pan American World Airways spokesman said Thursday night the airline paid to organized crime representatives to buy back blank tickets stolen from Pan Am. The airline spokesman said the thefts occurred in but refused to disclose exactly when or where the flight coupons were taken. Bill hits at data banks Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Doug Miller introduced a second private member's bill Thursday to protect persons from disclosure of information. The government computer privacy act joins his individual documents confidentiality act introduced earlier in the sitting. The act would require establishment of a registry of all data banks operated by the province. The kind of reasons for storing it and individuals with access would all be recorded. 'Dentists want Denticare' CALGARY A Denticare scheme would he welcomed by the dental profession in Dr. B. A. president of the Alberta Dental said Thursday. It is that a similar to those now blossoming in Saskatchewan and British establish in the he said in an interview. The Alberta Dental Association has been encouraging such a move for some time. Dr. who is attending the Canadian Dental Association's annual meeting said the Alberta association did not see Denticare as a means of easing the financial burden on the public. like the schemes starting in the other western it should be geared to preventative and educational dentistry for school aged children. Dental teams should be formed in which dental hygicnists and assistants work directly with dentists in performing daily leaving the dentist free to perform major he said. Facilities for training in all aspects of dentistry would be required in Alberta for this system to Dr. Low said. The dentistry faculty at the University of Alberta and dental assistant faculties at the Northern and Southern Alberta Institutes of Technology should be enlarged. as are interested in providing Albertans with decent dental he said. the province now has the money to incorporate a denticare ;