Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 22, 1974 Non-confidence motion no problem for Grits U.S., Canada officials to meet on beef issue OTTAWA (CP) Prelimi- External affairs, nary discussions on Canada- agriculture and trade depart- United States livestock quotas ment officials are expected to are expected to begin in Wash- attend for Canada, ington next week. Later there will be a Senate eyes gun bill OTTAWA (CP A bill that would require hunters and other gun owners to have weapon permits has resumed its interrupted trip through the Senate. The bill, aimed mainly at keeping guns away from criminals and preventing shooting accidents, received approval in principle Thurs- day and was sent to com- BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL mittee for detailed study. It was proposed for the third time in less than two years by Independent Liberal Senator Donald Cameron of Alberta who hopes it eventually will go before the Commons for debate. He said Thursday he is look- ing forward to public com- mittee hearings which will hear people from across the country. A major gun lobbying organization. Firearms And Responsible Ownership said Thursday night it will oppose the legislation, although it said it does not op- pose Senator Cameron's intent. meeting of ministers, but Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan, who earlier this week said he hoped to go to Washington today, said Thurs- day he cannot say when this will be. "I said Friday but I didn't say which he said outside the Commons. A state department official announced in Washington Thursday that the U.S. has agreed to consult with Canada on beef and pork quotas an- nounced by president Ford last Saturday. Discussions under the terms of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was requested by Canada earlier this week in a stiff note of protest over the U.S. beef restrictions, imposed in retaliation against quotas im- posed by Canada in August. RICK ERVIN photo Best of the season A car being pushed past a jack knifed truck on Scenic Drive is a sure sign that winter has arrived in Lethbridge. City police report 20 traffic accidents be- tween 8 a.m. Thursday and the same time today, with total property damage of City crews are sand- ing the streets. The Kenyon Field weather office pre- dicts snow until noon, with the clouds clearing away in the evening. Highs should be 25 degrees today and 30 Saturday, with an overnight low of zero. Nixon was worried about Dean tapes Death LEASING National Identification Card Predictable Costs Frses investment usually less than S300 Adaptable to private individual as well as business Current model prestige Easy way to get second car WtMlMAVCNT Phone 223-3537 LEASING business CANADIAN PRESS Kenneth Bartlett, 62, a member of the editorial department of the Montreal Star since 1944. WASHINGTON (AP) After 6Vz weeks of hearing 26 witnesses and more than 20 hours of White House tapes, the prosecution in the .Watergate coverup trial is ready to rest its case. Four final prosecution wit- nesses are scheduled to testify today. In White House tapes pre- sented Thursday, former president Richard Nixon was heard at least five times ex- pressing worry that former White House counsel John Dean may have secretly carried a tape recorder under his armpit during a March 21, 1973, meeting. Dean and Nix- on talked at that meeting about paying money to the original Watergate defen- dants. Concerned because Dean had begun co-operating with Watergate investigators in early April. 1973, Nixon asked coverup defendant H. R. Haldeman on the evening of April 25 if there was any chance Dean "might have walked in there (to the White House oval office) with a recorder on Haldeman dismisses the likelihood, but Nixon persists in examining the possibility because he was curious about what Dean may have told prosecutors about the March 21 discussion of million in potential hush money re- quirements. OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment skipped easily Thurs- day night over a hurdle that six months ago tripped it right into a general election. With a Liberal majority gained in that election, the first non-confidence vote on the new budget was a foregone conclusion this time around. The government defeated a New Democratic budget mo- tion sub-amendment 116 to 95. There were 75 Conservatives, 13 New Democrats and seven Social Credit MPs in the House to support the motion. The 115 Liberals were sup- ported by Leonard Jones an independent. There was a special taste of revenge in the vote for the Liberals. The budget is almost un- changed from the one the Conservatives and New Democrats defeated May 8. The Liberals consider the July 8 election victory vindication of their budget policy. The Liberals' exumberance was apparent as they gave an extra-long round of desk- thumping applause to Prime Minister Trudeau as he rose to lead his party in the vote. Another wave of applause greeted Finance Minister John Turner as he rose to vote. A third came when Mr; Jones unexpectedly threw his support to the government. The NDP sub-amendment condemned the government for allegedly not giving any substantial tax breaks to Canadians of lower and mid- dle incomes. It also said, the budget gave "unwarranted tax concessions" to upper- income Canadians and to cor- porations. The last time the House voted on a budget non- confidence motion it also was by the NDP. The result was 137 to 123 for and it was the first time in history that a Canadian federal government fell on defeat of its budget. In debate earlier, both Con- servative and New Democrat speakers accused the govern- ment of using the budget to pick a fight with the provinces. Claude Wagner, senior Que- bec Conservative, said the budget has aroused Alberta's wrath with its contentious provisions making oil royalties non-deductible for federal tax purposes. It is a calculated play for support in central Canada, where the Liberals' main strength lies, he said, and shows Ottawa is playing off one section of the country against another. "That gunslinger of a finance minister and the prime minister with the itchy trigger finger have saddled up and they are eager to do battle. "I guess they figure that... only Tories come from Alber- ta, so why not take them Bilingual posts Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Treasury- Board President Jean Chre- tien announced yesterday that bilingual public service positions will number about 53.600 by 1978. double the original estimate. Chretien told the Commons 53 per cent of incumbents to bilingual positions were already bilingual, leaving a total of public servants who had to become conver- sant in the other language before the 1978 target. "Of the 19.000, only 1.000 have refused to take language courses." Chretien later told newsmen. He emphasized that his job was simply to apply legisla- tion the Official Languages Act adopted in the Com- mons "by one of the strongest votes ever, only 14 voted against it. But that doesn't change human nature." Chretien also announced that an inquiry would be made to find out why some public servants did not complete language training programs, and whether it would be possi- ble to improve the courses. And public servants sixty- years-old and over would not be required to take any Home off the range. The next time you're heading for Calgary, call our toil-free reservation number first. Zenith 6-6014. Or ask your travel agent to reserve a room. Then come on home to friends. Downtown Calgary. 9th Ave. 1st St.. next to the Calgary Tower. THE CP Hotels l< 20 Ibs. heroin lost VANCOUVER (CP) Police here confirmed Thurs- day that they lost 20 pounds of heroin under surveillance dur- ing their investigation of the Bangkok connection con- spiracy. The RCMP drug squad seiz- ed about 50 pounds of heroin during the investigation. Police in Asia. Europe and North America began a roun- dup Tuesday of people suspected of conspiring to move hundreds of pounds of heroin from Thailand to Canada and the United States. Six suspects have been arrested in British Columbia, seven in New York and three in San Francisco. Ten were in jail in New York before the raids bcgan. The 20 pounds was lost in February while drug traf- fickers were moving the heroin to nearby New West- minster from Vancouver. The seizures included about 20 pounds confiscated in June, 1973. when a New West- minster man was arrested and News in brief 'U.S. eggs flood market' OTTAWA (CP) A flood of United States eggs on to the Canadian market has touched off a cut-throat price war that is forcing farmers in Ontario and Quebec to sell eggs for less than it costs to produce them, the Commons special inquiry on egg marketing was told Thursday. James Johnstone, chairman of the Ontario Egg Marketing Board, said Ontario importers have purchased more than 15 million dozen U.S. eggs in the last five weeks at prices On- tario producers cannot afford to match. Surplus eggs were destroyed because of the U.S. imports, he said. Bill amendment 'turnabout' VICTORIA (CP) Opposi- tion leader Bill Bennett told the legislature Thursday amendments to the controver- sial timber products stabiliza- tion act amounted to a very dramatic turnabout by the provincial government. The government amendments, introduced at the end of the day's afternoon sitting, would change the definition of forest products in the bill to include only logs and wood chips. Outside the house, Resources Minister Bob Williams said the amendments would serve to point out that the purpose of the legislation is not to allow the government to take over the forest industry but to im- prove wood chip prices for interior sawmills. British jet hijacked TUNIS, Tunisia (CP) Palestinian gunmen who hi- jacked a British airliner to Tunis from Dubai threatened today to kill one hostage every two hours unless 13 guerrillas held in Cairo were released, the Tunisian news agency TAP reported. The British Airways VC-10 jet, seized on the ground at Dubai airport last night, had 47 persons aboard, and there were believed to be three hi- jackers. The guerrillas issued their demand after the plane landed here following a refuelling stop in Tripoli, Libya, the agency said. Edmonton butchers strike THE CANADIAN PRESS Many Edmonton area shoppers will have to scram- ble for their meat today following strike action by meatcutters in 39 stores or travel to Calgary, where the meatcutters will be on the job as usual. Local 312 of the Amalgamated Meatcutters Union, representing Ed- monton area employees of Safeway and Loblaw's grocery stores, voted Thurs- day to reject a tentative contract settlement, and the stores were closed indefinitely. But Calgary Local 373 voted overwhelmingly in favor of the agreement, and will not go on strike. Garbagemen back to work PARIS (AP) Gar- despite efforts by French bagemen voted Thursday to soldiers to clean up. end a week-long strike that left more than tons of refuse on the sidewalks The vote followed contract talks with city authorities that began Wednesday. B.C. Rail yards picketed VANCOUVER (CP) Shopcraft workers at British Columbia Railway walked out Thursday and picket lines are going up in yards from Squamish to Prince George. The strike follows a cer- tification vote in which the international shopcraft unions fought off a bid by the Cana- dian Union of Transport Employees to take over representation. Hospital walkouts end EDMONTON (CP) Non medical workers at the Royal Alexandra Hospital returned to work early today after stag- ing a wildcat walkout Thurs- day afternoon which resulted in the closing of the hospitals emergency department. A hospital spokesman said the support staff clerical, maintenance, cleaning and food service workers, were returning to work just after midnight. language course while retain- ing their full rights to remain in their now-bilingual post and even apply for a higher position, even a bilingual one. Others whose job had been designated bilingual and who refused to take language training could retain the post but would be barred from any higher, bilingual, position. Chretien was "quite satisfied with the results so far the failure rate is not so high." Tenant protection sought EDMONTON (CP) The city commission board wants more protection for tenants whose landlords want to convert their dwellings to con- dominiums. The commissioners will ask city council to request the province to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act to require landlords to provide at least 90 days notice when converting housing units from rental accommodation to con- dominiums. B.C. hikes gas price charged. The case was stayed to protect the over-all investigation, however, of- ficials say it now will be reac- tivated. VANCOUVER (CP) The chairman of the British Columbia Petroleum Corp. said Thursday new wellhead prices, retroactive to Nov. 1. were to be announced official- ly today. 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