Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDQE HERALD-Monday, October British parties woo voters Chilean tells Kennedy to mind own business News In brief LONDON (CP) With less than three days to go before Thursday's election, Britain's three major parties are con- centrating on the large number of voters reported by some pollsters to be still un- decided. The governing Labor party, the Conservatives and Jeremy Land report asks combines probe CALGARY (CP) A report on land development in Calgary says a federal com- bines investigation is warranted on the activities of Gemstar Ltd., a multinational corporation which dominates Calgary's land development and housing industry. The report was released Friday by a 9-4 vote of city council. It has been in ex- istence for eight or nine months, but Mayor Rod Sykes, saying he had to await legal opinions, did not send it to Ot- tawa for the possible com- bines investigation until recently. The report was prepared at the request of city council by a city law firm, Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer, and the accounting firm of Laventhol, Krekstein, Horwath and Horwath. The report, while emphasiz- ing that its findings are not completely verified, says the competitive aspects of land development in Calgary leave much to be desired. Gemstar is the parent com- pany for such firms as BACM Industries, Ltd., Kelwood Corp., Keith Construction, Standard General Construc- tion, Consolidated Concrete, Con Force Products, Engineered Homes, Borger Construction Ltd. and Inland Cement. Gemstar has succeed- ed in achieving market dominance in virtually all of the said industries in which the company is engaged in this said the report. Former Israeli leader dies JERUSALEM (AP) For- mer president Zalman Shazar was buried in a simple state ceremony today, three days after his death at 84. The burial was during the Jewish festival of Succoth, a season in which eulogies are banned. Shazar's will also stipulated that the funeral ritual be kept to a minimum. Thousands came to pay last respects as Shazar lay in state. Shazar, who began his career as a fiery labor leader in Palestine in the 1920s, was a newspaper editor, poet and cabinet minister. 55 die during weekend By THE CANADIAN PRESS A hunter who fell to his death from a cliff near Coteau du Lac, about 25 miles southwest of Montreal, was one of 55 persons who died ac- cidentally across Canada dur- ing the weekend. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night also showed that 43 per- sons died in traffic accidents; two were drowned, five died in fires and four died in other miscellaneious deaths. The 43 road deaths, plus 42 during the "week, brought the unofficial traffic fatality count in Canada to so far this year. Thorpe's Liberals all are wor- ried over the impact nationalist movements in Scotland and Wales will have on their respective political future. The Liberals, fearing they may have become unduly in- volved in sterile mud-slinging they claim is typical of Labor- Conservative duels, are de- scribed as wanting to prove that they stand outside this two-way pattern of -an- tagonism and, therefore, provide hope for building a new and vigorous party system. In any event, Liberal leader Thorpe wrote Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Tory chief Edward Heath calling for a three-way television debate before election day on Britain's current economic crisis. The reply from both was negative, with Wilson saying that "the issues before the na- tion are too grave and too complex to be presented to the people in the form of televised argument." Heath emerged from the weekend with troubles of his own following another attack on his leadership by rebel Tory, Enoch Powell, running this time for the United Ulster Unionists in the Northern Ireland riding of South Down. Powell praised the Labor party for its policy of a possi- ble referendum on continued British membership in the Eu- ropean Common Market and attacked the present Tory leadership's record on inflation. The leadership had been "the chief author of the pre- sent wave of said" Powell in a reference to the 1970-74 Tory government from which he was excluded by Heath. SANTIAGO (Reuter) Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Chile's chief of state, told United States Senator Edward Kennedy earlier this year not to interfere in Chilean affairs. In an exchange of letters released by the government Sunday, Gen. Pinochet answered the Massachusetts Democrat's criticism of the state of human and civil rights inside Chile by charging the head of the U.S. Senate's committee on refugees with an imperialist mentality. In a letter dated May 14, Kennedy said a report by a three-man committee he had sent to Chile following the coup, which overthrew President Salvador Allende last year, indicated that "the situation in Chile concerning human and civil rights is far from meeting the norms contained in the UN declaration of Human Rights, in our constitutions and in our political traditions." The senator said he could not support bilateral aid agreements with Chile while these conditions continued. His letter outlined evidence of what he called the use of torture in a systematic form and named four alleged torture cen- tres. Gen. Pinochet replied: "Believe me, Mr. Senator, when reading your letter I have clearly understood as never before what was meant by those people in my country who always criticized the im- perialism of certain great countries. "Your letter is the most clear example of what this imperialist mentality was or could be, and which Chile rejects what- ever its origin. Train crash kills two MONTREAL (CP) Two crew members, J. N. Alberic Lemieux and Noel Morin, were killed early today when an empty Canadian National Railways passenger train collided head-on with a loaded freight train near a CN station in suburban Pierrefonds. A CN spokesman said Mr. Lemieux, 61, an engineer, and Mr. Morin, 65, a diesel helper, were both riding on the com- muter train. Both men were from Montreal. Freighter blown up ST. PETER PORT, Guernsey (AP) A French destroyer blew up a freighter loaded with dynamite drifting in the English Channel 25 miles off this island, coast guards said Sunday. The five crew members on the 420-ton coaster Ammersee had abandoned ship Saturday and were picked up by an Aus- trian vessel. Standard time return set Israelis won't give Henry maps of land concessions WASHINGTON (AP) The United States will go back to standard time for a four- month period starting Oct. 27 under a bill signed Saturday by President Ford. Daylight saving time will be restored next Feb. 23. Mines ministers meet From AP-REUTER Israeli Premier Yitzhak Ra- bin said today that while his country depends on United States arms to enforce peace in the Middle East, the two countries do not always agree on "the means of attaining it." Rabin said that Israel will not provide U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger with maps of proposed territorial concessions to the Arabs when Kissinger makes a tour of the region starting Wednesday. Rabin said in Tel Aviv that Israel will seek a balance of negotiating and withdrawing from occupied Arab land, while maintaining a strong military defence. "Anyone with a head on his shoulders knows that Israel must make territorial con- he said. "Israel is a sovereign state that reaches its decisions in accordance with its own considerations." Rabin's foreign minister, Yigal Allon, said Sunday that Kissinger's tour is not ex- pected to produce specific proposals for peace talks but instead will take up possible subjects for an agenda. Armed forces are better equipped, stronger and more advanced than a year ago. The premier told the labor party daily Al Hamishmar in an interview that his govern- ment will meet Friday to chart Israel's proposals for a next round of peace talks in Geneva. Kissinger and Israeli leaders are to meet in Jerusalem next weekend. Rabin said Israel will propose peace borders 4No impropriety' in Rocky's cash gifts to associates WASHINGTON (AP) No Rockefeller to former impropriety was involved in associates, said an aide to the cash gifts given by Vice-Presi- former New York governor, dent designate Nelson The aide, Hugh Morrow, IS THE CHURCH OF CHRIST JUST ANOTHER DENOMINATION? Find Out For Yourself At A Series Of Spiritually Uplifting GOSPEL MEETINGS OCT. 7-13 confirmed Rockfeller gave to State Secretary Henry Kissinger, cancelled an loan to former New York Republican chairman Judson Morhouse and one of an unspecified amount to William Ronan, a former Rockefeller aide. An aide to Byrd said the committee will meet in closed session Wednesday to discuss the nomination, including details of the Rockefeller gifts. somewhere between the dis- engagement lines after last October's war and the fron- tiers that existed before the 1967 war. 12 killed in Indian protests NEW DELHI (AP) Thou- sands of shouting Indians pa- raded Sunday through down- town New Delhi to bring a growing anti-government campaign home to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Saturday, a widely observed general strike in eastern Bihar state left 12 persons dead from clashes between police and agitators, officials said. The three-day strike and the follow-up in New Delhi, organ- ized by the same anti-govern- ment forces, underlined grow- ing impatience with food scarcity and high prices for wheat and rice. Sunday's protest march in New Delhi generated no vio- lence, partly because author- ities prevented some demon- strators from entering the capital and surrounded those who did with thousands of policemen armed with bam- boo staves. Estimates of the number of demonstrators varied from to Stretching for nearly a mile, the procession shouted: "Down with Indira Gandhi. End Corruption. Create a New Society. Sack Corrupt Ministers." MONCTON, N.B. (CP) The annual meeting of Canada's provincial mines ministers opens today, and the main topic is expected to be federal taxation of natural resources. Natural Resources Minister A Edison Stairs of New Brunswick, conference chair- man, said provincial governments and private in- dustry are concerned about taxation proposals announced by the federal government last spring which are expected to be included in the next federal budget. Selassie owes back taxes ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Ethiopia's military govern- ment has accused deposed Emperor Haile Selassie of tax evasion. He owes about in back taxes, the provisional military council said in a the statement carried by Ethiopian radio Sunday. The 82-year-old Selassie, ousted by the armed forces Sept. 12 and now under deten- tion, has paid no taxes on 000 acres of land he owns, the radio said. Betty, 'bright, chipper' WASHINGTON (AP) Betty Ford's doctors said Sun- day she is "bright and chipper" and continuing an excellent recovery following removal of a cancerous right breast Sept. 28. Dr. William Fouty, chief surgeon at Bethesda Naval Medical Centre, gave the description of Mrs. Ford's condition in a bulletin releas- ed by the White House. Assassin testifies SEOUL (AP) Moon Se- kwang told a court today he tried to assassinate President Chung Hee Park because he thought it was essential to a Communist revolution in South Korea. He said he made the attempt on instructions from a pro-Communist Korean resi- dent of Japan, but was deeply sorry over the death of Park's wife because he didn't plan to kill her. Warm follows storm CHURCH OF CHRIST Corner of 21st Avenue and 28th Street South LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA p.m. MONDAY through SATURDAY 10 a.m and 6 p.m. SUNDAY GUEST SPEAKER KENNETH STERLING of Caldwell, Idaho Terrorist siege may be near end RED DEER (CP) Warm temperatures, brisk winds and sunshine prevailed over most of Alberta during the weekend following a heavy storm Friday night which Deaths YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS WILL BE WELCOMED No Collections. 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