Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, November News in brief Meat cutter strike averted EDMONTON (CP) A strike that would have hit most of the supermarkets in Alberta was averted early to- day when meat cutters and wrappers reached tentative agreement on a new contract. The agreement will allow stores to open but some of them may be short of fresh meat for a while, said officials of Safeway and Loblaws, the two chains affected. Many stores reduced meat stocks Wednesday in the face of a possible strike. Prices were slashed on some meats and dairy products in an effort to clear stocks. Hospital labor gets raise EDMONTON (CP) Presi- dent Bill Broad of the Civil Service Association of Alberta said Wednesday the associa- tion has come to an agree- ment with all Crown hospitals in the province concerning a cost of living adjustment for all members of bargaining units. Mr Broad said all salaries will be increased by a month for every person in the bargaining unit, effective Dec. 1 and a bonus of will be provided to every employee before Christmas. Ford turns tourist KYOTO, Japan (AP) laking a break from official President Ford turn- ed tourist today in Japan's, frier capital and ancient :iiltural centre, visiting -i.rines and temples and din- ing with two teen-age appren- tice geishas in attendance. Hundreds of leftist demon- strators opposed to the U.S. president's visit to Japan and to the government of Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka marched in Kyoto's streets into the night. But Ford got only fleeting glimpses of a few of them, and they were grinn- ing despite their raised, clenched fists Man holds up embassy PARIS (AP) A middle- aged man armed with a pistol held up officials in the Mex- ican embassy today and threatened to blow up the building unless he was given an unstated sum of money, a spokesman for the embassy reported. The man, who spoke with a Spanish accent and said he was a Spaniard, claimed he was carrying sticks of dynamite and a small can of gasoline. Heavily armed police surrounded the em- bassy building on fashionable Rue Longchamp Kidnap suspect arrested ROME (CP) Police in Mi- 1311 have arrested two women a man in an apartment on Liit; outskirts of Milan who, tiiev believe, may belong to a kidnapping network with BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL INTER GAMES And OU! ebruery 11 to 23 of next will Winter ou a citizen have a' i opportunity to ensure of the by leering your of the volunteer eate- which need your help Timekeepers Operators spatebers 'tntchboard Open tori formation Booth Wort t John's Motet 1 Assistance arekMseNdp tntf Grit (Staff levers Ityt and Crk are required in each 1J regional in total >y 2.000 more information and to dial the operator (0) far ZENITH tt 100 from the 7-0626 or contact coordinator 'Our ramifications through northern Italy. Police sources said police found counterfeit documents, wigs, a typewriter and pistol bullets. Coal strike deadlocked WASHINGTON (AP) A bid by the United Mine Workers (UMW) to rework parts of the tentative contract agreement has run into op- position from the U.S. in- dustry, threatening a new deadlock in the countrywide coal strike. The latest snag emerged Wednesday evening and seem- ed certain to push the strike into a fourth week. The government has estimated a four-week strike will cause at least 400.000 layoffs in coal- related industries. Constitution guidelines LONDON (Reuter) Con- stitutional conventions in Newfoundland and Australia were cited by the British government Wednesday as guidelines for Northern Ireland politicians preparing to map the shape of a future home-rule government for Ulster. Elections to the proposed Northern Ireland convention are being planned for early next year, and British ideas on how the convention will operate were given Wednes- day in a discussion document Chip bill VICTORIA Legisla- tion designed to increase wood chip prices for sawmills in the interior of British Columbia cleared the first leeislative hurdle Wednesday Second hreading or apurova! in principle was given to the timber products stabilization ad by a vote of 27 to 13. with all thrc opposition parties against Fair taxes EDMONTON THK Toronto K'jtr. Ram arid wa 4CPR could contribute to freight rate fund' U.S. senate proposes free trade with Canada WASHINGTON (CP) President Ford would be "directed" to try to negotiate a form of free-trade agree- ment with Canada under a wide-ranging trade reform bill approved Wednesday by an influential committee of the United States Senate. The proposal, which is ex- pected to be greeted coolly by both the White House and Canadian authorities, is not binding on the president. Any agreement reached with Canada would have to be approved as well by Congress. The directive is contained in the final report of the Senate finance committee on a proposed trade reform act which has occupied members of Congress for nearly two years. The bill still faces for- midable hurdles before it goes to Ford for signature. Com- mittee chairman Russell U.S. aims to cut Bell empire apart WASHINGTON (AP) -The United States justice depart- ment has gone to court to strip the Bell System of its 60-year- old grip on the U.S. telephone industry. The lawsuit filed Wednes- day against the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. signalled the beginning of a government battle to carve up the world's largest privately- owned corporation into com- peting enterprises. The end is not expected to come for several years. AT and T's total assets ex- ceed billion. AT and T said a government victory would push phone rates up. The company is the biggest the U.S. government has ever tried to break up. Government victory in the AT and T case and another pending suit against Inter- national Business Machines would have immeasurable im- pact on the world's corporate structure. Keith Clearwaters, deputy assistant attorney-general in the department's antitrust division, said the result of the suit "may be a downward pressure on rates" if the department succeeds in introducing competition into the telecommunications in- dustry. But AT and T board chair- man. John deButts, said the government action could frag- ment the U.S. telephone net- work and "if that happens, telephone service would deteriorate and cost much, much more." Clearwaters told reporters it will be at least three years before the case comes to trial because of complicated arguments about the data AT and T is required to produce. The IBM suit, filed nearly six years ago. is only now ap- proaching a trial which the judge estimates will take an- other two years. Long, Democratic senator from Louisiana, told a news conference he believes the bill will be passed by Congress before year's end, but he also expressed fears it might be lost in the legislative turmoil before the current Congress's mandate expires. There was no word of the Canadian trade proposal in the abbreviated material publish- ed so far by the finance com- mittee. Nor was it mentioned by Senator Long or other members of the committee. However, staff members with the committee and with individual senators confirmed that the finance committee had voted in favor of the direc- tive at a closed meeting. One Senate source said the committee's final report in- cludes a section devoted to a series of measures the presi- dent is directed to take as part of the over-all American ef- fort to negotiate a world-wide reduction of barriers to trade. He quoted the report as say- ing: "In addition, the committee bill would direct the president to enter into a trade agree- ment with Canada aimed at eliminating, or moving to eliminate, trade barriers between the two countries on a reciprocal basis." Destroyed plane Firemen spray chemicals on the fuselage of the Lufthansa Boeing 747 which crashed Wednesday in Nairobi, killing 59 persons. Ninety-eight survived. The plane was enroute from Frankfurt to Johannesburg and burst into flames shortly after taking off from a scheduled stop in Nairobi. Nixon tried to justify Watergate hush money WASHINGTON (AP) Former president Richard Nixon once considered justify- ing paid the original Watergate defendants by say- ing the money was intended to keep them from talking to reporters. A tape of an April 17. 1973, conversation among Nixon, H.R. Haldeman and John Eh- rlichman quotes Nixon as say- ing the White House could say: "Our purpose was to keep them (the original Watergate defendants) from talking to the press." The tape was played Wednesday to the jury in the Watergate cover-up trial. The jury today was scheduled to hear four more White House tapes, none of them made public before. Those tapes are the last to be put into evidence by the prosecutors. In another development Wednesday. Herbert Miller, a lawyer for Nixon, told Judge, John Sirica that arrangements had been completed for three court-appointed physicians to examine the former president Monday. Sirica ordered the exam- ination to determine if Nixon is healthy enough to testify at the trial. REGINA (CP) Ott Lang, minister responsible foi the Canadian Wheat BoarH says the Canadian Pacifii Railway could be involve financially in any fund set u. to offset higher freight rater for grain producers if Crowsnest Pass rate wa. abandoned. The Saskatchewan Wher Pool, in a news releas. Wednesday, said Mr. Lam made the comment t delegates at the grain-handim co-operative's annua meeting. Mr. Lang previously sale abolishment of the rates, es tablished 78 years ago, shouh be studied and that the savins to farmers could fa- transferred to them in better way. Mr. Lang suggested "Crow rate rund" be es tablished through whic' payments could be made producers, municipal am provincial governments by the federal treasury to com- pensate for any costs incurre by the removal of the rate. Such payments could b, made on an acreage basis ti offer equity to livestock producers as well as grain producers, he said. "There could even be ways to have the CPR contribute to the he told the po< delegates. Mr. Lang did not elaborate but added there would be "strong advisory committee" in connection with the ad- ministration of the fund. Wheat pool directors Clift Murch of Lancer, Sask., ano Walter Kumph of Smiley, Sask., told the minister that government policy t; eliminate the Crowsnest agreement, which provides low rates for moving grain domestically, would be detrimental to farmers Nixon tapes demanded WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge has ordered the White House to turn over nine hours of Nixon administration tape recordings in connection with a civil suit arising from arrests during a 1971 antiwar demonstration on the Capitol steps The ruling by Judge William Bryant marks the first time a court order has sought to com- pel release of White House tapes in a civil suit. Plaintiffs in the class-action suit are persons arrested May 5, 1971. on the Capitol steps while attending a rally staged as part of a antiwar effort. to help new home buyers' Bomb blast debris found in Samson's wounds MONTREAL (CPi Par- ticles of debris similar to that found at the scene of a bomb explosion at a supermarket executive's home were dis- covered in wounds received by former RCMP constable Robert Samson, a document filed Wednesday in sessions court showed It was the second day of the preliminary hearing for Sam- son, charged with making and placing the bomb that caused damage to the home of Melvyn Dobryn. president of Steinberg's Ltd.. last July 26. A medico-legal laboratory report showed traces of paint taken from a cut near Sam- son's left eye compared with debris from the six-volt battery used to detonate the bomb, the report said. Material taken from Sam- son's arm was the same as fragments of a handbag found at the blast scene. EDMONTON (CP) The federal budget's provision to reduce the sales tax on building materials should produce new starts in apartments and assist home buyers. E. W. Assaly. presi- dent of the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada said Wednesday. Mr. Assaly. in an interview, said the tax reduction would be about S650 on a home and while a help to all home buyers, it would mean that first time home buyers in the low income bracket also would receive a S500 grant and the combined total really meant complete removal of the sales tax. Another point of equal im- portance was the deci- sion to allow investors in mul- ti family dwelling housing to write off capital costs He said this means investors will again be en- couraged to invest in such ventures reversing a trend in which such investment was lost resulting in slowing such construction to almost a standstill. However. Mr. Assaly said, the write off will be available only on units started during the next year, "and we feel that it should be extended beyond that period "As it is only a builder who has his plans ready will be able to take advantage of this concession over such a short time Mr. Assaly said the budgets tax relief for small businessmen should be a boon to ail housebuilders "The move will definitely help ease the burden of infla- tion and provide further incen- lives to the smaller businessman to extend his operations and this should result in more housebuilding for Canadians." Influential group of countries defends Israel's right to exist VN1TO) NATIONS. NY i AP i A small but influen- lial croup "i countries is defending Israel's right to ist as the' United Nations General Assembly nears a vote on the Palestinian claim to nationhood TV States joins in thn t M If t'xiav with 'a speech up raiding Israeli position Britain France 'AcO German mlrfni and rael'.s right to exist Most of them also said Israel should withdraw from the Arab territories occupied in the 1367 Arab-Israeli war. The assembly is scheduled to vote Friday on resolutions still under negotiation bf-twr'-n and Third World backers of the Palestine Liberation Organ- The majority of the nes in the week-long hav- backed the PLO i IT. a n d for s e 1 f and the crea- tion of a Palestinian nation PLO chief Yasser Arafat, the first speaker in the debate, madf that this new na- tion should include the territory that now is Israel but many of his supporters have been .silent or vague about Ihr future of the Jewish nation resolution drafted by the Arab and Third World countries also is silent on this point and of the of tb< pliril guarantees nj Israel's existence Canada called Wednesday fnr the continued existence of Israel and for the right of Israel and its neighbors to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries External Affairs Minister Allan MacKachcn, in a speech to the assembly, also gave to the need for the people to be presented and heard ir. 1hrir OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE ERRORS IN OUR NOVEMBER 9TH AD Correct locations to BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE WESTERN are as follows: 1 At all Alberta Treasury Branches 2 From the members of participating Service and Church Clubs 3 At most retailers 4 At most Credit Unions WESTERN CANADA "Wmler Draw" ticket sales close January 15.1975 Preliminary draw on January 31. 1975. for ex- 1 ITs good for you and Alberta, too!