Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
2-THE LETHMIDOI HERALD November News In brief Judge grants damages EDMONTON A man whose membership in a religious organization was cancelled last year by the group's board of directors has been awarded 1100 in damages and had his membership ordered reinstated. District Court Judge S. V. Legg awarded Lie damages and ordered the reinstatement of Daniel Smith in the Temple of Spiritualism after ruling Mr. Smith was not guilty of misconduct and that the board acted outside its jurisdiction.' Mr. a former presi- dent of the religious had sought in damages. Court was told Mr. Smith's membership in the group was cancelled when the board said he was guilty of misconduct by interrupting a religious meeting for three minutes to privately speak with the chairman. Judge Legg said there was no misconduct and there had been an informal adjournment when Mr. Smith talked to the chairman. Transit workers return MONTREAL The city's bus drivers and subway operators returned to work Wednesday but are expected to stage another 24-hour study session again bringing public tran- sportation to a halt. The transit who spent most of Wednesday in meetings while most Montrea- lers hitch-hiked or got caught in massive traffic voted 906-to 504 to turn down a tentative contract agreement reached Monday night between company and union negotiators. They later approved the re- turn to work in a show of hands vote. Young robber nabbed Driving up the price of meat NEW YORK A 13-year-old girl robbed a Lower Manhattan bank of 167 Wednesday but was seized moments later by two Wells Fargo agents who recovered the money. Police said the girl placed a brown paper bag in front of a woman teller and demanded that she fill it I'll kill The girl showed no weapon. The teller filled the bag with bills and pushed a silent alarm. Police quoted the girl as having said she had been to the robbery attempt by an adult male The believed to be the youngest person ever to at- tempt a bank robbery in New York was charged with bank robbery and turned over to juvenile authorities. Catherine Van of wasn't trying to be first in line at the express counter of the University Plaza shopping centre. Police said her car shot went over a sidewall and cotinued through a plate glass window before coming to rest on some shopping carts in front of the check-outs. No one was injured in the mishap. More deductions will go to UIC Extra spending used for winter Final get-together OTTAWA Lieute- nant-governors and their wives from across the country attended a final get-together with Governor-General Roland Michener and Mrs. Michener Wednesday. Mr. Michener retires in January. Absent was Lt.-Gov. Grant MacEwan of Alberta who mis- sed the black-tie dinner at Government House because of a previous engagement About 50 persons were including Prime Minister New Democratic Leader David Lewis and former prime minister John Diefenbaker and their wives. Farm income studied EDMONTON Otto Lang's second run at providing a plan to stabilize the income of Prairie farmers is before the federal cabinet and he says he does not know how long it will take until details can be revealed. Mr minister respon- sible for the Canadian wheat said in an interview Wednesday his proposal was placed before the cabinet last but just when cabinet will consider it was not known. OTTAWA More of your salary will go next year to help cover a mounting deficit in the unemployment insurance fund. Manpower Minister Robert Andras announced in the Com- mons today that employee contributions will be raised to for each of weekly insurable earnings from Employer rates will climb to from The rate effective Jan. are the second increase in one year. In employees under the plan paid 90 cents a and employers added another While everyone is covered under the deductions are made only on the first of an individual's weekly salary. Mr. Andras said the govern- ment decided to increase the GOLDEN VOW a birthday present no one forgets. DIVA A Siffari diamond ring will be the biggest birthday surprise ever. A breathtaking diamond precisely cut for brilliance and clarity. Expertly set in a 14-karat gold ring styled to reflect your taste. Your love. For the happiest birthday select a diamond ring from our complete Siffari collection. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER MWILLMYt ACCIMORIIS Specializing in GIFTS-DIAMONDS REPAIRS Political bribe discussed today WASHINGTON President Nixon's chief cam- paign fund-raiser among Spanish-speaking Americans is coining before .the Senate Wtaergate committee to give the version of a charge he offered federal favoritism for a campaign contribution. The allegations came before the Senate Watergate com- mittee Wednesday. The com- mittee is investigating the fi- nancing of last year's presidential campaigns and took testimony from Florida home builder John Priestes. The committee scheduled an appearance for today for Benjamin the man named by Priestes. In a separate it was reported that Larry a former fund raiser for Watergate com- mittee Senator Edward CONTROL SERVICE APPOINTMENT J. Kopp art pinna to announce that Mr. John J. former tmpioyM ol HontyvMll Con- hat now lokwd our praaam n our MMf that Ma aupanor aumy in OUT rWM Wnl QftflQ DOttl Afl craaaa and improwmttvt to our Mfvtem to Albam. BAE CONTROL SERVICE Mil has agreed to plead guilty two two felony charges and testify for the gov- ernment in an investigation of Gumey's finances. The Miami Herald also re- ported that Jim a former Gurney ad- ministrative has told investigators he handled envelopes from Williams for Gurney containing thousands of dollars in cash. He said the money was spent mostly for travel and office expenses. SOLVE HIS At the Watergate Priestes named head of the Nixon campaign's Hispanic Finance as the man who told him his legal problems with the Federal Housing Administra- tion might be solved if he contributed to the campaign. Priestes said Fernandez ar- ranged a meeting with former commerce secretary Maurice the head of the Nixon campaign's finance com- mittee. He said Stans indicated he would discuss the Priestes problem with George secretary of the department of housing and urban development In a statement read into the committee Stans denied any favors were ever arranged for Priestes. He said a cheque left by Priestes was returned and the matter dropped when White House and HUD of- ficials warned that Priestes had an unsavory financial record and was considered un- reliable. Priestes is scheduled to begin a one-year prison sentence for income tax and FHA violations next week. GOES AFTER Nf XON Earlier Egll the former White House aide Nixon placed In charge of a secret White House investigative ask- ed a California court to sub- poena the president to tell of conversations between the two men. contribution rates after es- timates that the cumulative deficit in the employer- employee account will reach million at the end of the year. He outlined further steps the government plans to com- bat misuse of unemployment insurance benefits. He also confirmed that a bill designed to eliminate abuses of the fund is being withdrawn. Lincoln Conser- vative manpower and New Democratic Leader David Lewis both said the best way to curb abuses is to launch a full-employment policy. Mr. Alexander said the new employee rate is an tax because of government mis- The govern- ment had handled the un- employment insurance fund badly in the last two years. Mr. Lewis said he supports the government unemploy- ment insurance program but opposes methods used by some benefit control officers. Many of these officers were genuine un- employment insurance The manpower minister said the government has tightened administration of the fund this year and is stepp- ing up its efforts. It was increasing the infor- mation program to ensure claimants are aware of their obligations as well as their rights under the insurance plan. The government would also launch interviews of claimants in selected categories in December. There would also be closer links between Unemployment Insurance Commission and Canada Manpower offices so claimants are referred quick- ly to places where there are job openings. Mr. Andras said that those interviewed will include per- sons who have left their jobs claimants who have transferred from special maternity or sickness benefits to regular persons who have their unemployment insurance claims transferred to another region and claimants whose skills are in high demand in their com- munity. About 50 per cent of claimants would be reminded of their The minister said that anyone believing the government is relaxing controls because it has withdrawn its bill is for a rude DAVK HAKKKTT Premier happy with fall sitting VICTORIA The first full fall session of the British Columbia legislature prorogued Wednesday follow- ing royal assent to legislation that included major labor and agricultural bills. John chief justice of standing in for Lt.-Gov. Walter gave royal as- sent to 68 government bills passed during the eight-week session. Premier Dave Barrett said the session was produc- and predicted the op- position will settle down once they get some a reference to the fact that the Social Credit the of- ficial is holding a leadership convention in Van- couver Nov. 22-24. Acting Opposition Leader Frank Richter and Liberal Leader David Anderson said the session was largely a waste of time. Mr. Richter said there were many days when the members did nothing but Hees said there was no legislation that was important enough not to have waited un- til an early session next year.. Mr. Anderson said the main purpose of the session was to weed out people like Liberal David Brousson who quit as member for the North Van- couver-Capilano because he couldn't keep up his legislative and business com- mitments. was designed... to prevent people with other interests from taking part in he said. Scott acting Progressive Conservative said the session was worthwhile because it raised a number of timely issues such as labor and agriculture. OTTAWA More than half of the one billion dollars in extra government spending proposed for the current fiscal year is designed to ease the cost-of-living burden for many this winter. About million is destin- ed for larger family million for Local Initiatives Program L IP. million for increased veterans million for milk subsidies and million for job crea- tion a total of million. The supplementary spending estimates were tabl- ed in the Commons Wednes- day and most are not expected to receive much opposition when studied by the estimates committee. The addition brings forecast 1973-74 spending to a record billion. The com- Mercury plunges on Prairie EDMONTON Centres across the Prairies reported the coldest temperatures ever recorded for Nov the fifth consecutive day for record- breaking lows. Calgary and. Edmonton International Airport record- ed temperatures overnight of 20 the weather office said early today. Calgary's previous low for Nov 7 was 12 below in 1919 while Edmonton International a relatively-new had three below in 1966. Medicine Hat was 19 below for a Nov. 7 10 degrees colder than the previous mark set in 1936 and 1945. Lethbridge hit 17 breaking the record of 11 below set in 1936. In Swift Current recorded 11 breaking the previous mark for the day set in 1925 of 10 below. Kindersley dropped to a record of 10 10 degrees colder than the previous record set in 1942. The weather office said the records will likely continue to tumble on Friday since the Arctic air is showing little tendency move back to the Arctic where it parable figure for the previous fiscal year was billion. The million earmarked for family allowances is to boost monthly allowances to a flat a child from an average of retroactive to Oct. 1. It does not cover the propos- ed family income security plan which would raise the average monthly allowance to a effective Jan. 1. The L.I.P. appropriation would boost that program's total to million from million. The extra funds are to cover the extension of last winter's program into the plus of a new program this winter. Increased disability pen- sions and allowances for war announced earlier are designed to offset inflation. The milk subsidies cover funds the government now is paying to various provincial marketing agencies to hold down the price of fluid milk and skim milk powder. The million for job promotion is aimed at the intensive through which various govern- ment Departments increase employment opportunities in low-employment regions. Of the remaining about 31 per cent of will be transfer payments to five of the so- called have-not provinces. These transfers bring provincial resources in line with the national average. Seven provinces normally are but Saskatchewan and Manitoba are out of the running this time. The main spending es- tabled in the House last allotted billion for these payments. Wednesday's allotment brings the total to billion. is at the top of the list with a boost that brings its total this year to million. Newfoundland goes to million from Nova Scotia to million from New Brunswick to million from and Prince Edward Island to million from million. Saskatchewan's total is to be trimmed by million to million while Manitoba's will be down by to million. New prisons and related facilities add million to solicitor-general estimates and nearly half of the extra million destined for In- dian affairs and northern development will be for national parks. Ben will close brewery VANCOUVER Ben Ginter says he will close his new brewery in Red to- day and ask the Alberta government to take it ever at cost. He said he would re-open on his own only if he were allow- ed to market his products in accordance with the free enterprise hassle from government and Mr. a millionaire industrialist-brewer who started out as a bulldozer operator in Prince said the decision Wednesday by the Alberta cabinet to ban the sale of soft drinks in beer bottles was the chapter in a whole book of in Alberta. Uncle Ben's Brewery Ltd. was ready for production 13 months ago but to date has turned out nothing stronger than ginger ale one of 17 soft drinks that Ginter companies produce and market in beer bottles. A series of labor capped by a call by the Alberta Federation of Labor for a boycott of Uncle Ben's have kept the brewery part of the Red Deer plant idle. Mr. Ginter said his invest- ment in Red Deer is about and the government could have the plant and supplies for this sum. welcome to audit the he said. be happy to get out at Of the Mr. Ginter about is tied up in equipment and supplies for the production of soft drinks. He said the immediate effect of the ban of soft drinks in beer bottles will be that 45 people in Red Deer will lose their jobs. He said he had been selling soft drinks in Alberta for two and for the past three months the pop had been com- ing from the Red Deer plant. Much of he was sold in Saskatchewan. He said the Conservative government of Peter Lougheed is bowing to big business. sooner the NDP takes the said the millionaire. then will the average man have a Bombers blast Viet Cong SAIGON More than 50 South Vietnamese fighter- bombers blasted military tar- gets around the Viet Cong ad- ministrative capital of Loc Ninh Wednesday in the heaviest air blitz since the In- dochina the Saigon military command an- nounced. The raid was called a puni- tive action retaliating for re- cent Viet Cong attacks. Viet Cong spokesman Ph'uong Nam said 120 bombs hit Loc Ninh a market and'residential areas in the city 75 miles north of Saigon. He said the bombing killed or wounded more 30 civilians and destroyed 40 houses and a hospital. Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS E. Emmett professor of Eng- lish at the University of Ot- tawa and adjudicator of the CBC television student quiz program Reach for the of a heart attack. Edward an Anglican clergyman and missionary among Canada's par- ticularly in the Pickle Crow and Fpleyet areas of Northern after a heart attack. former president of the Federation of Jewish Com- munity the Jewish General Hospital and the Canadian Jewish Congress. Price of smokes to rise Tobacco processors blame labor costs TORONTO Leading cigarette manufacturers say Canadian smokers can expect to pay more for their cigarettes and cigars in if not before. They said sharply higher production costs are exerting upward pressure on domestic cigarette prices which were last raised at the manufac- turer's level a year ago. The federal income tax relief they received this year has more than lieen offset by increases in the cost of ser- power and labor in tobacco the manufacturers said. R. H. president of Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada said labor costs and the price of leaf tobacco the two ma- jor influencing cigarette prices at the manufacturer's level. Rothmans Is involved In labor contract negotiations. Charles F. presi- dent of Benson and Hedges Tobacco also .expressed dismay about cost increases affecting all areas of the com- pany's production and dis- tribution. extends to the fuel used in our salesmen's cars and in the servicing of he said. Paul president of Imafeco Ltd. of said that have had very significant increases in services and in the basic cost of These increases have ex- the relief provided by reduced federal income taxes. Imasco's Imperial Tobacco Products division led the in- dustry in price increases last November which amounted to 57 cents on every cigarettes sold to wholesalers and resulted in a two-cent-a- pack increase at the retail level. Edward chairman of the Ontario Flue- Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing said that following the first nine days of the 1973 tobacco auctions at pounds of tobacco have been sold at an average price of 70.75 cents a below the 72.5-cents-a-pound minimum guaranteed to the growers.