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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LBTHSRIDQE October News In brief Henry reviews Mideast woes CAIRO (AP) United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger had an unexpected- ly long meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail today to review the Mideast situation, then went sightseeing. Kissinger's early-morning call on Fahmy had been billed as a courtesy visit, but it went on for an hour beyond the allotted time. Cuba trade ban lift vetoed WASHINGTON (Reuter) The House of Representatives foreign affairs committee re- jected Wednesday a proposal that would have lifted United States legislative prohibitions against trade with and provid- ing aid to Cuba. It voted 22 to 4 against an amendment proposed by Representative Michael Harrington (Dem. Mass.) after several members said it would be a premature signal of congressional approval of renewed ties with the Castro government. 'Soviets building new ICBMs' NEW YORK (Reuter) The Times says the Soviet Union has developed a mobile intercontinental ballistic mis- sile (ICBM) and has built 151 new silos for emplaced ICBMS. Quoting well-placed Washington sources, The Times says that the developments have been known to the United States defence department for some time. Argentines expelled BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) Five more Argentines from the arts, journalism and politics were under threat of death today unless they leave the country within 72 hours. All five received threats Wednesday night from the Ar- gentine Anti-Communist Al- liance, a rightist death squad that says it has slain 21 per- sons, including several promi- nent leftists, since the death of President Juan Peron July 1. Pipeline hearing adjourned OTTAWA (CP) The National Energy Board today agreed to adjourn indefinitely hearings on an application to extend an oil pipeline from the West into Montreal. The board granted a request from Interprovincial Pipeline Ltd. to put off further con- sideration of the application until the company has had time to look into future oil supplies in Canada 18 Filipinos killed MANILA (AP) Eighteen workers were killed today when their scaffolding broke and they plunged 18 floors to the ground at a bank under construction in this .Philip- pines capital, officials said. Authorities said three other workers survived the fall, but were badly injured when tb'ey landed on top of the other vic- tims. One worker escaped the fall by grabbing a cable which had snapped. City ombudsman asked EDMONTON (CP) City council unanimously supported a motion Wednesday to establish an office of municipal ombudsman, with the ombudsman appointed by the provincial government. Duties of the ombudsman would be to take citizen complaints inquiries to city council and the civic administration. Anti-abortionists protest EDMONTON (CP) An estimated 200 persons, mostly teen agers and young children, marched on the legislature Wednesday night to protest what they called the increasing number of abortions in Alberta. Dwight Potvin, president of the sponsoring branch of Right to Life, presented a brief to Edmonton MLA John Ashton asking that abortions be taken out of the scope of medicare coverage Junk moek-up crew rescued ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuter) The crew of a mock-up of an ancient Chinese junk has been rescued by a United States freighter in the middle of the Norm Pacific after their vessel was holed and lost its rudder in rough seas, the U.S. Coast guard said. The seven-man crew of the 50-foot wooden Tai Ki, a copy of a junk from the Han dynas- ty of about 800 BC, were taken aboard the freighter Washing- ton Mail late Wednesday night Silicon implants recalled WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Food and Drug Adminis- tration (FDA) announced Wednesday the recall of pairs of silicon breast im- plants and pairs of silicon testicle implants because of defective packag- ing that could result in infec- tions. The products were dis- tributed during the last year BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FftEE ESTIMATES PfMMM 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL by the Dow Corning Corp. in the U.S. and in Tokyo, Brussels, Canada and Australia. Mayor suing newspaper VANCOUVER (CP) Mayor Art Phillips has begun a libel action against the Sun Publishing Co. Ltd.. publisher of the Sun. and columnist Allan Fotheringham. A writ filed with B C Supreme Court alleges libel in two columns in the afternoon newspaper last week f Turner says Canada's economy best in world Breaking loose old ties CP Rail assistant foreman Tony Paladino, Mike Mike Paladino and Nick Sandangelo all of Leth- bridge, repair a railway crossing a few miles north of Stirling. Old ties are being replaced, making it necessary to remove the rails, which come in 13-yard sections weighing 100 pounds a yard. Pilot strike possible as conciliation fails Hostages9 ordeal ends, terrorists in Panama SANTO DOMINGO (AP) United States diplomat Barbara Hutchison was in good spirits after seven lef- tist terrorists released her and six other hostages in return for safe conduct out of the Dominican Republic. "Suddenly I became a tremendous bargain; I went from a million to the 47year-old envoy said Wednesday night after the 13-day episode ended. The gunmen originally demanded million ransom and the release of 33 leftist prisoners. They got nothing except a safe getaway. The terrorists, who had held the hostages since Sept. 27 in a second-floor room of the Venezuelan Consulate, were flown aboard a special Dominican jet to Panama, where they proclaimed victory and said they were ex- hausted. As they left the Boeing 727 at Tocumen International Airport near Panama City, the gunmen, led by leftist Radhames Mendez Vargas, were met by Lt.-Col. Manuel Antonio Noriega, chief intelligence officer of the Panamanian National Guard. Miss Hutchison, director of the U.S. Information Service (USIS) in the Dominican Republic, said she and the other hostages were treated well during the siege and even developed "something of a friendship" with their captors. OTTAWA (CP) A strike by air Canada pilots was a possibility Wednesday after release of a conciliation report here, but a company spokesman said that he was hopeful a settlement can be reached within a few days. Conciliation commissioner Stanley Hartt reported to Labor Minister John Munro that he was unable to resolve a contract dispute between the pilots, represented by the Canadian Air Line Pilots' Association, company But a company spokesman in Montreal said later that "we certainly don't see strike action coming up." Union of- ficials, also in Montreal made no comment. The pilots would be legally entitled to strike early Satur- day morning, although in most labor disputes unions do not immediately resort to Province, CSA agree on salaries walkouts when they are per- mitted by law. Mr Munro said that he hoped a strike by the pilots could be avoided and added that he would not comment further until he had been in touch with the parties. Mr. Hartt, submitting proposals that he called a "reasonable middle said he thought a strike would be a useless and unnecessary event. The report says that there seemed to be an unwillingness by the parties to "reveal in a frank manner thfi true posi- tion of each party" during the conciliation hearings. OTTAWA (CP) Finance Minister John Turner gave the Commons an optimistic "in- terim report on the economy" Wednesday, but said inflation is the government's top- priority item. Mr. Turner's first major statement in the Commons since his budget speech last May came after Statistics Canada reported the con- sumer price index had its smallest monthly increase of the year-last tenths of one per cent. Mr. Turner said Canada is expected to have the best eco- nomic performance in the world this year. But he added that high inflation rates may continue as a result of "an un- derstandable effort to catch up" in wage and salary increases. He reaffirmed the govern- ment stand that there can be no trade-off between inflation and unemployment levels. Statistics Canada's state- ment said housing was the main component of the con- sumer price increase, stemm- ing from higher mortgage costs and rent increases. But the increase in the food index was moderated by sea- sonal declines in the prices of. fresh fruit and vegetables. Mr. Turner also defended both the Liberal government and corporation profits The government deserved credit because the economy out-performed that of the United States during the last four or five years. And cor- porations needed continued adequate profits. Past profits had contributed to economic growth when it was difficult to raise money elsewhere. Mr Turner made no pre- diction of future economic growth although a few weeks ago he projected a growth rate of four to Vh. per cent. He cited several statistics favorably comparing Cana- dian performance with other countries. Real growth in 1973 was 7.1 per cent, surpassed only by Japan in statistics that discounted inflation. Mr. Turner said he is still open to suggestions about the federal budget. "There is no room for com- placency over this relatively strong performance of the Ca- nadian economy." The budget for de- feated last May in a con- fidence vote that led to the July 8 election, is expected to be reintroduced with few changes by mid-November. EDMONTON (CP) The government of Alberta and the Civil Service Association (CSA) announced Wednesday they have agreed on an interim salary adjustment for government .employees in the general service. Effective Sept. 1, 1974, all members of the CSA's Coroner's jury says jet had inadequate fuel supply FROBISHER BAY, N.W.T. (CP) A jet with nine per- sons on board crashed last February "due to an inade- quate supply of a cor- oner's jury concluded Wednesday. Other factors contributing to the crash, which killed all nine persons, were the failure of a Frobisher Bay radio beacon, the lack of publicity concerning the availability of an alternate beacon system, and the apparent failure of some stations of the global navigation system, the jury added. Doctors awarded Nobel Prize STOCKHOLM