Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Uthbridge Herald VOL. LXVII-257 LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1974 15 Cents 112 PAGES Airline, donor link examined New York Times Service WASHINGTON The House Judiciary Committee plans to investigate whether there was a relationship between an unpublicized 000 campaign contribution to President Nixon's re-election campaign by the Rockefeller family and Nixon's reversal of a ruling by the Civil Aeronautics Board involving Eastern Airlines, in which the Rockefellers hold a substan- tial financial interest. Less than a year after the contributions were made, Nix- on reversed two C.A.B. rulings and allowed Eastern Airlines to acquire Caribair, a Puerto Rican based airline. Nixon cited "foreign policy reasons" in overruling two C.A.B. votes, which had dis- allowed the acquisition. "We were generally aware that the Rockefellers contributed to Republican campaigns, but I can't believe that entered into anybody's said a former Chou health 'doubtful' HONG KONG (AFP) Chi- nese officials seem to think that ailing Premier Chou En- lai is unlikely to recover, members of an Australian delegation who arrived here after visiting Peking told the South China Morning Post today. The newspaper reports that the Australians, who had ac- companied Deputy Prime Minister James Cairns to Pek- ing for the opening of the Australian trade fair, said rumors were rife in- the Chinese city that Chou's con- dition had deteriorated con- siderably during the last week. White House aide who handled the matter for Nixon. "I do not recall any time in that whole business when the Rockefeller interests were discussed, although of course it (the interests) was no the former aide added. The house judiciary com- mittee investigation is in connection with the nomina- tion of vice president designate Nelson A. Rockefeller. The committee plans to expand its inquiry to include other members of the Rockefeller family, and the relationship of economic influence and governmental agencies and policy. Hugh Morrow, Rockefeller's press secretary, said in response to an inquiry that the former New York Governor owned no stock in Eastern Airlines. "Nelson Rockefeller did not discuss this matter with Morrow said. However, Rockefeller's brother Laurance is the single largest stockholder in Eastern Airlines, according'to a study of the Rockefellers published in 1972 by Prof. James. C. Knowles of the University of Southern California. Moreover, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Rockefeller family bank, holds 6.1 per cent of Eastern Airlines stock in trust, and is the prime lender of a 1300-million loan to the airline. Several members of the house judiciary committee, which had always been con- sidered likely to take a hard look at Nelson A. Rockefeller's nomination as vice president, said today that recent disclosures about the way Rockefeller and his fami- ly spent their money have deepened their misgivings. Calgary Power asks for 17.6% TOURING KISSINGER WEARS ARAB HEADRESS IN JORDAN Henry's Mideast tour bag packs 'progress' RABAT, Morocco (AP) U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger flies home today 'with what be calls "some positive indications" that his latest Middle East tour has brought progress toward Arab-Israeli peace. Classified........3640 Comics............30 District............15 Family..........3345 Local 21-25 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT 35; HIGH WED. 65; CLOUDY, WINDY. 'Hey Mom. Today I learned I mas Kissinger came from Algiers and to Rabat met with King Hassan n, who will be host Oct. 26 to an Arab sum- mit conference. The Rabat summit may de- termine the outcome of peace moves Kissinger discussed in the capitals of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Algeria. No details have been disclosed, but Arab sources said proposals have UN awaits visit by Yasir Arafat UNITED NATIONS (AP) Yasir Arafat, to the Israelis a master terrorist and to the Arabs a freedom fighter, is expected at the United Nations early next month as the first outsider to speak to the General Assembly since Pope Paul in 1965. The assembly Monday ap- ippointed Tai Ki crew safe after abandoning junk SEATTLE (AP) Seven sailors who tried un- successfully to prove the Chinese could have reached the western hemisphere years before Columbus arriv- ed in here as dawn broke Mon- day, disappointed and without their ship. The crew from six nations stepped ashore from the Washington Mail, an American container ship that rescued them in the North Pacific Thursday. Thirty-foot seas had battered a hole in the hull of their 50-foot vessel. It was left to sink. It was disappointing "to get so close and then have to pack it said BUI Matin, of Santa Barbara, Calif., the one American crew member. Swn and toard About town Richard Ramsay explaining that while the sidewalks in some small towns are rolled op at 9 p.m., sidewalks in Melville, Sasfc., where be used to work, were rolled up in 1949 and stayed that way Bfll Day providing midwife ser- vices for his dog Kim and safely delivering four paps. But a series of misfortunes plagued the Tai Ki after it em- barked for San Jose Guatemala in mid-June. The expedition, funded by three publishing firms, was seeking to prove that Chinese sailors could have reached the western hemisphere years before Columbus. The craft, built from Chinese fir, was a replica of old Chinese junk, the model for which was found in a grave in east China. Carl Grage, the dutch skipper, said the craft weathered eight typhoons after it departed June 18. The ship later ran into storms about 800 miles southeast of Adak Alaska, and lost its rodder, Grage said. "We couldn't steer be said. The waves were battering us broadside and within two hours they had staved hi one side and opened up a hole about two feet wide." "In a moment I could see daylight through it, and I knew it was Grage said. The Tai Ki sent out a dis- tress call and coast guard planes and the cotter BoutweU responded. The Washington Mail, the closest ship to the Tai Ki, reached her in 18 boors, and within 90 minutes had taken the crew aboard. No one was injured. But Grage calls the journey a success. "If we hadn't bad the delays we covered 76 per cent of the trip, in 115 days, Grage said. Marine worms also plagued the expedition. proved 105 to 4 a resolution in- viting Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to participate in its debate on the Palestine question. The PLO would be treated as "the repre- sentative of the Palestinian the resolution said. "Only the United States, Is- rael, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic voted against the resolution spon- sored by half the 138 UN members, led by Arab and Communist governments. Twenty countries abstained. Canada was among the countries that abstained. Canadian Ambassador Saul Rae said in a statement Canada believes debate in plenary sessions of the General Assembly should be restricted to UN members. Yosef Tekoah, Israel's am- bassador, condemned the vote as "the surrender of the United Nations to murder and barbarism." evolved that include some new Israeli pullbacks from Arab lands and resumption of politi- cal negotiations. At Algiers airport, as Kissinger prepared to leave, he said one subject he discuss- ed with Algerian President Houari Boumedienne was "our different approach to the question of oil prices. We reviewed ways and means and approaches to reconciling these different points of view in the months ahead." One of the most influential and radical Arab leaders, Boumedienne is a hardliner on oil, although his country is not a major producer. "I reviewed with President Boumedienne first of all my trip through the Middle Kissinger said. "I told the president of the U.S. com- mitment to help the parties make progress toward a just and lasting peace if we can agree among ourselves on procedures and principles for the next stage. "I told him of some of the positive trends that I found. His advice was very helpful and understanding." U.S. sources said nothing new emerged from the talks, which they described as "a general review of the Middle East situation." They said the talks touched on the oil crisis and the possible restoration of diplomatic relations between. Washington and Algiers. Algeria is one of only three Arab and South Yenren are the without diplomatic ties with the United States. CALGARY (CP) Calgary Power today applied for a 17.6 per cent general rate increase and said it will ask the Alberta Public Utilities Board to im- plement the increase Dec. 1. A statement by the com- pany said the domestic price of power will increase by about for urban con- sumers and farm consumers under the rural electrification authority. The application is the se- cond in two years for the com- pany, but only the second in the company's 61-year history. Rate increases were granted for April 1, 1973, following the company's first application. The company statement said material shortages, ris- ing prices and increasing charges for labor and ser- vices, combined with higher interest costs, contributed to the company's decision to seek another rate increase. M. M. Williams, president of Calgary Power, said in the prepared statement the com- pany is caught in the inflationary spiral. "Heavy industrial expan- sion within the province is placing a great demand on capital requirements of the he said. "Funds must spent on capital intensive environ-, ment protection programs at our coal fired thermal generating plants. "There will be a tremen- dous demand for electrical energy in the late 1970s and early 1980s because of the in- dustrialization and increasing domestic consumption. "To meet that demand we are going to have to build large generating plants as rapidly as can be physically accomplished. That places a heavy financial burden on our capital intensive business. Competition is very keen on the market today. "The inflationary spiral is forcing a higher price for labor and materials and coupl- ed with the high interest charges for capital we can see no way out but to seek higher revenues." He said the company will spend about million on en- vironmental control equip- ment at its thermal generating units during the next four years. Munro names grain inquiry OTTAWA (CP) Mr. Justice E.D. Bayda of the Court of Queen's Bench in Regina has been appointed by Labor Minister John Munro to conduct a full-scale inquiry into the West Coast grain- handling industry. Mr. Munro announced the inquiry last week as Parlia- ment legislated an end to the six-week strike by Vancouver grainhandlers. Under terms of reference of the inquiry, Mr. Justice Bayda is to "examine and report on the relationship between labor and management in the grain- handling industry in the Van- couver port area." He is to make recommenda- tions designed to reduce the risk of future work stoppages and to enhance the efficiency, productivity and effectiveness Teachers pursue big wage boost EDMONTON (CP) Alberta teachers will be ask- ing for wage increases of "anything from 20 to 40 per cent" in 1975, Joe Berlando, co-ordinator of teacher welfare for the Alberta Teachers' Association said Monday. No pay for CSA EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government has circulated a memorandum saying employees will not be paid for days during which they booked off sick in a Civil Service Association of Alberta (CSA) walkout last month. The memorandum states that although government is trying to avoid "discriminatory or retaliatory action against employees" they should not be paid. CSA president Bill Broad said the CSA doesn't want employees to be paid for days missed but toe government will run into problems with workers who actually were sick. He said the different percentages would reflect the ATA's efforts to get rid of regional disparity in pay. "We don't think that dis- parities such as this should ex- ist. We're trying to bring peo- ple to parity." He said teachers were "fed up with taking increases that are less than those awarded to the rest of the labor and would not accept raises of six or seven per cent "when everyone else is getting 10 and 11." All 1974 settlements between the ATA and school trustees expire Dec. 31. Many school boards and teacher bargaining units have already opened negotiations. The ATA has identified four priority goals in addition to wage increases. They are: A maximum classroom size of 20 students; a maximum pupil-counsellor ratio in every school of one to 250 students; a library with a qualified teacher-librarian in every school; and "adequate time for teachers to plan, prepare, diagnose and evaluate, and to maintain their knowledge and expertise through in-service education, study leave and other means." of grain-handling operations, a news release said. "I have given Mr. Justice Bayda the broadest terms of reference to enable him to conduct a thorough examina- tion of the history of this in- dustry's labor relations and bring forth recommendations that will lead to a more reasonable relationship between management and Mr. Munro said in the release. Lethbridge flights continue Lethbridge has not been affected -by an assistant controllers' walkout, Ed Snyder, chief controller at Ke- nyon Field, said today. Mr. Snyder said the Lethbridge airport has no assistant controllers, and flight plans were handled by the aeradio office. The walkout is not expected to affect Lethbridge service, he said. All three assistant air traf- fic controllers who were scheduled to work Monday walked off the job at Calgary International Airport, but an airport spokesman said the walkout did not affect any flights. The assistant air traffic controllers, who monitor small aircraft movements and handle administrative details, staged the walkouts to back their demand for reclassification. They are seeking classifica- tion as technical staff rather than clerical a move which would mean about a 25-per- cent increase in their annual salaries which now average The walkouts began Monday morning in Newfoundland when 36 workers walked off the job. It was followed a half- hour later by 33 workers in Moncton, N.B. From there the walkout spread across the country, hitting airports in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver. In Saskatchewan, there were no controllers scheduled to wuik. Issues, apathy mark Alberta civic ballot By THE CANADIAN PRESS Issues and apathy have marked election campaigns in Alberta's two major cities as provincial residents head for the polls Wednesday to choose urban, rural, county, town and village govtmuiMuts. Elections of separate and public school board trustees and some hospital boards in addition to plebiscites in some communities also are being held Wednesday. Turnouts at election forums held throughout the capital city have been disap- pointing in spite of a judicial inquiry into alleged wrongdoing at city hall coopled with a mayoralty candidate who was removed from the office by the courts in 1965, while in Calgary, a secret report on business monopo- ly and annexation has made headlines. Edmonton Mayor Ivor Dent, with the other 12 members of council, testified at the Morrow inquiry sparked by an allegation by retiring Alderman Alex Fallow that two developers, and offered him a cash gift after he voted in favor of a renming application they had filed. The developers testified it was Aid. Fallow who demanded the money. Mr. Justice William Morrow does not ejqwct to report fin- dings of the inqniryontil January and several attempts- to have the municipal election delayed failed Mr. Dent is opposed by five candidates, including Aldermen Dave Ward and Cec Purves and former Mayor BID Hawrelak, who resigned from office in 1969 and was removed in 19G5 after being accused of mis- condnct involving land transactions. Edmonton voters have 47 choices for the 12 aldermatdc seats as well as plebiscites on retaining the ward system and whether to allow alcohol and games of chance after boors hi city Those retiring from the municipal arena are Una Evans, Alex Fallow and Dudley Menries Like electors in Edmonton, Calgary voters have shown disinterest despite a report and plebiscite on annexation of 125 square miles of land, which would nearly doable the city's size. Although efforts were made to keep it secret, publicity has surrounded the report on annexation, which says land development and construction is concentrated in a few hands. Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes is seeking his third term, against bids by four other can- didates, three of whom have had experience on conncil Ed Dooley, Peter Petrasok and Ross Alger. There are 43 hopefuls fanning for 12 seats on council with two prominents deciding against re-election bids Eric Mosgreave and Adrian Berry. In Red Deer six are naming for mayor, four of whom now serve as aldermen, to replace outgoing Mayor R. E. Barnett and 14 are seeking eight seats on council, while in Lethbridge, Mayor A. C. Anderson was returned by acclamation and 19 candidates vie for the eight aldermanic spots. For the fifth time Lethbridge citizens will be asked if they want fluoride hi their water. DrombeUer and Medicine Hat each have three candidates for mayor. In DrumheUer, Mayor E. A. Tosnach is retiring after 19 years as mayor and nine names appear on the ballot for the six aldermanic seats. After 20 years in the mayor's chair in Medicine Hat, Harry Veiner has decided to retire. Fighting for eight seats oa council are candidates. Wetaskiwin and Grande Prairie mayors. Jack Pike and Elmer Borstad respectively, are retiring and while Leabert Johnson won by acclamation hi Wetaskiwin, two alderman seek the mayor's chair in Grande Prairie. Catnrose voters will decide a plebiscite on flooridation and chose from two candidates for mayor and 12 for the eight council seats.