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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIOGE HFRALO Tuesday, October 1C, 1173 News In brief Nixon honors Rogers WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon gave a White House dinner party Monday in honor of former State Secretary William Rogers and capped it with a surprise award of the Medal of Freedom to Rogers. The award, started by the late President John F. Ken- nedy, is in honor of meritorious contributions to the United States. The citation saluted Rogers as "prosecutor, congressional investigator and cabinet leader under two presidents." Among the guest., was former commerce secretary Maurice Stans, who is under indictment in a campaign- related case. President Nixon did not view the television speech by former vice-president Spiro Agnew because the dinner began at p.m., just as Agnew went on the air. Deputy press secretary Gerald Warren said the dinner had been scheduled for some time before Agnew's resignation. Kennedy loses integrity poll WASHINGTON (Reuter) A plurality of Americans poll- ed do not trust the integrity of Senator Edward Kennedy (Dem. considered a likely presidential candidate in 1976, the Louis Harris sur- vey reported Monday A total of 43 per cent of those polled questioned his in- tegrity. 41 per cent trusted his integrity, and 16 per cent were not certain. The lack of trust arose from the 1969 accident in which a woman passenger in his car was killed when it ran off a bridge late at night at Chap- paquiddick, Mass. The survey also reported that 36 per cent felt Senator Kennedy could not give the country "the kind of inspired leadership we need." A total of 43 per cent said he could give the country such leadership, while 21 per cent were uncertain. Arctic oil pipeline cheaper OTTAWA (CP) A Cana- dian Pacific energy expert has thrown cold water on the idea of building a railway to carry natural gas and oil out of the proposal ad- vanced by British Colum- bia and now under study in the transport department W S. Wilson, director of energy studies for Canadian Pacific Investments Ltd., said Monday that pipelines for oil and gas would be cheaper and simpler. Canadian Pacific is one of 28 firms in Canadian Arctic Gas Study Ltd., which is planning a pipeline through the Mackenzie Valley to Alberta. It is also among the five firms studying a possible pipeline route down either side of Hudson Bay. Lottery planned for April VICTORIA (CP) The Western Canada lottery will probably kick off next April 30, Provincial Secretary Er- nie Hall said Monday. First prize of will be awarded by a formula yet to be established, but Mr. Hall, who hosted a meeting of officials from the three Prairie provinces, said the draw won't depend on any sports event, such as the Grey Cup, Stanley Cup or a horse race. There will be four draws a year, he said, probably of lucky numbers from a drum. But to make it more exciting, the four provinces might set up a system with "flashing lights or bouncing balls" or a glorified government-run bingo game. We haven't settled the details of that. The main point is, though, and it is very im- portant to us, that we ourselves have control over the event that determines the winner. That way fewer things can go wrong." The first draw next spring will have prizes totalling' between and CP rail plans electric power OTTAWA (CP) The elec- tric train is much more prac- tical than the electric car and CP Rail is seriously consider- ing switching at least part of its trains to electric power, a CP executive said Monday. W S. Wilson, director of energy studies for Canadian Pacific Investments Ltd., said in an interview that soaring diesel fuel costs have forced the company to look for alter- nate energy sources. Electric trains had been used with success in Europe and Japan and with fuel costs up by about 40 per cent since 1971, "we'll look at anything." He said the cost of conver- sion would be stupendous, but can be feasible, especially in high density traffic areas. Deaths MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS S. 328-S896 "Industrial and Horn. Owner Rentals" RUG SHAMPOOEHS FLOOR SANDERS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY CANADIAN PRESS Yorkton, Gen. Alexander Ross, 92, one of the founders of the Royal Canadian Legion. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-Holland Welch, 74, former newspaper man and retired diplomat who served as consul-general of the United States in Montreal in 1957. Wilson, 77. once the world's most expen- sive soccer player, famed as a goalscorer. AUCTION Bangkok returns to normal Military clique revolt over BANGKOK (AP) Shops reopened and traffic flowed again in Bangkok today after two days of street fighting (hat drove Thailand's three most powerful military men and their families into exile. Insurgent students who led the brief revolt against (he military clique that had ruled Thailand for "16 years began cleaning up the debris left from the fighting. A night curfew was lifted. But troops and police prudently kept out of sight. Boy Scouts tried to direct traffic at the busiest inter- sections, but most drivers ig- rtored them The last violence was re- ported Monday night when several thousand students stormed and burned a police substation on the outskirts of the city. A mob burned out the main police headquarters earlier Monday, and several district stations were wrecked. At least 169 persons were reported killed and hundreds B.C. rail strike damage stressed VANCOUVER (CP) The whole economy of the northern interior of British Columbia could be tied up if a strike by four British Colum- bia Railway (BCR) shopcraft unions continues for long, a company official said Monday night. The strike entered its se- cond day today. The spokesman said 95 per cent of BCR's cargo is freight and of that, 60 per cent is lum- ber. He said if the lumber in- dustry is threatened, the rest of the northern economy could be affected. About 383 machinists, car- men, pipefitters and elec- tricians brought the railway to a halt early Monday after they walked off. Chref union spokesman Norm Farley said wages and terms of contract are the main issues at stake. "The length of contract management is demanding would make it impossible to abreast of the spiralling cost of he said. Rich wins Mr. Farley said the unions want a shorter contract and need a wage catch-up because their previous contract ex- pired nine months ago Base rate for journeymen now is an hour with a 30- cent hourly trade differential. The railways's offer would in- crease the rate to 01 an hour over 31 months BCR said the offer amounts to a 38- per-cent The company said helpers and trainees were offered from or 36.2 per cent and apprentices were offered from or 35.8 per cent. The company added that the unions sought wage parity for their 210 journeymen with the 10 journeymen in the B.C. Hydro rail operations. The four unions broke off negotiations Sunday night and set up picket lines at mid- night. Members of the United Transportation Union Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Maintenance of Way employees refused to cross the picket lines wounded in the fighting day, but there was no reliable estimate of casualties Mon- day. Bangkok was pulled back from the brink of anarchy by the departure from the country during the night of the three military leaders who were the focus of the students' hatred: the premier, Field Marshal Thanorn Kit- tikachorn, the deputy premier, Field Marshal Praphas Charusathien, con- sidered the strongman of the regime; and the deputy chief of national security, Col Narong Kittikachorn, Thanom's son and Praphas's son-in-law. All three were assumed to have accumulated large for- tunes abroad as well as the Thailand, the usual practice for the country's military, rulers. Praphas and Narong arrived in Taiwan today with their families, and the Thai ambassador said they will stay there "at least several days." Thanom's destination was not known. Local newspapers called them "the three most hated men in Thailand" and hailed the end of the "Kittikachorn Dynasty." But their departure left the military command structure otherwise intact, and Praphas's deputy, Gen. Kris Srivara, was expected to be named defence minister in the new government. Thanom resigned Sunday in an effort to quiet the situation, and King Bhumibol Adulyadej named Sanya Thammasak, the rector of Bangkok's Thammasak University, to succeed him. Sanya announc- ed Monday night that he has reached a compromise with student organizations and said that the violence was the work of a subversive "third hand." Children watch war tank crew Syrian Children stand by Israeli tank in the village of Harfa, near Mt. Hermon in Syria. In the beginning of war civilians retreated with Syrian troops, now many villagers stay behind as Israelis advance. Embargo on beef studied OTTAWA (CP) Federal officials have considered clamping a temporary em- bargo on United States beef imports to curb a flood now hitting the domestic market, Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Monday. But cattlemen have taken the attitude the government should not we'll wait this out he said in reply to a Commons question by Alvin Hamilton Que'Appelle-Moose Charles Gracey, Canadian Cattlemen's Association man- ager, said during the weekend that the flow of full-grown U.S. cattle coming into the domestic market is so heavy that about half the animals slaughtered in Ontario this week will be from the United States. About head arrived last week and an estimated head are expected this week, he said. About full-grown cattle are slaughtered each week in On- tario. music Ford wants punishment for Agnew charge leaker awards Most Important Only Silo Of Tho Ynr On Short Notleo NEW ASSINIBOIA HOTEL MEDICINE HAT Viewing Oct 18th-4 p.m. SALE DAYS THURS.AFRI. Oct. 18th and 1tth p.m. Many sources of select antique and reproduction furniture, decorative accessories and objet d'art from the estate of Madame A. Wallace, Toronto' the Marquis de-War Pors, Paris, Prance: as well y as from collectors in Madrid, London and Munich. Victorian, Canadlana, Antique and Reproduced French Furniture Bronte, Marble and Clolsonee Antique trass Beds Pewter, Copper and Brassware Georgian Crystal and Victorian Glass Finest Selection of Porcelain and China Hallmarked Silver and Slhrerplate OH Paintings, Water Colours and Lithographs proudly QALLARIE LA'FAYETTE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Charlie Rich has won three Country Music Association awards for the love song Behind Closed Doors, itself named song of the year. While the most important laurel, entertainer of the year, fell to Roy Clark, it was Rich who stole the show Mon- day night at the seventh an- nual awards presentations. Rich, 40, was named the CMA's male vocalist of 1973 and the song gave him and best-album honors. Clark, mainstay of the Hee Haw series, was nominated in only one other strumentalist of the year. Loretta Lynn, last year's entertainer of the year, was named female vocalist of the year. Conway Twitty and she were named vocal duo of the year for their teamwork on the album Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man. The late Patsy Cline and guitarist Chet Atkins were in- ducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Kenney O'Dell, who wrote Behind Closed Doors picked up best-song accolades. The Statler brothers quartet was named vocal group of the year, while Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass won award as instrumental group of the year. Harmonica master Charlie McCoy made it two in a row as instrumentalist of the year. WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President-designate Gerald Ford says whoever leaked the charges against Spiro Agnew prejudiced the former vice-president's defence and should be punished. "These charges didn't just come out of thin Ford said. "Somebody in the govern- ment violated his oath of of- fice and whoever it is ought to be reprimanded, or whatever the procedure is." Wet weather stalls harvest in north areas CALGARY (CP) Some harvesting resumed last week in the Peace River block of northwestern Alberta but it still was too wet in areas straight north of Edmonton, the Alberta Wheat Pool said Monday. SOUTH COMPLETED The Pool, in its weekly crop report, said harvesting is completed in Southern areas and on a province-wide basis, 75 per cent of the harvest is finished. In the northern and northeastcrr. districts about 40 per cent of the wheat and barley crops remain unthresh- ed and the considerable amounts now being harvested are grading tough and damp. "One more week of dry weather would see most central Alberta crops in the bin, but two weeks of good weather are needed in northern districts." The Pool said 81 per cent of the wheat now is harvested, 74 per cent of the barley and oats, 77 per cent of the flax, 98 per cent of the rye and 84 per1 cent of the rapesecd Sputnik aloft MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union launched the 599th earth satellite in its secret Cosmos program Mon- day, Tass news agency reported. Ford made the comment to reporters on his return flight from Portland, Ore., where he said the United States should work to solve future problems rather than concentrate on the misdeeds of past months. "My whole attitude is that every day is a day that we can start anew in seeking the solu- tion to whatever the problem may be in the next 24 hours." Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, three men nave emerged as possible suc- cessors to Ford as minority leader. They are John Rhodes of Arizona, chairman of the Republican policy com- mittee; Leslie Arends of Illinois, now No. 2 as whip; and Samuel Devine of Ohio. UNDECIDED ON RACE A fourth possibility is John Anderson ot Illinois, who said he is still taking soundings on his chances but has not yet de- cided whether to enter the race. On the plane back to Wash- ington, Ford said he did not "have any winning suggestion right now" on how to restore the public's faith in government as part of that ef- fort to start anew. Ford said his own emphasis will be on working with Demo- cratic leaders to reduce fric- tion between Congress and the White House. Ford said it also would be his job to tell the White House when he thought it would have to give more to get a bill through Congress. Commons backs further 'baby bonus9 hikes OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons opened its fall sitting Monday with all parties pledg- ing support for another major family allowance increase. The display of unity came as the House began second- reading debate on a bill to raise allowances from the New spirit in talks on Ulster BELFAST, Ireland (Reuter) Signs of a new conciliatory spirit marked the second meeting Monday of the Northern Ireland assembly, whose first session three months ago broke up in dis- order. The success of the 78- member in particular its proposed 12- man vital to Britain's plans for political progress in Northern Ireland. The first meeting ot the as- sembly, elected last June, ended in chaos when right- wing members tried to take over the speaker's chair. Monday, right-wing Protes- tant leader Ian Paisley made a conciliatory speech, and also withdrew a motion critical of presiding officer Nat Minford. Three official Protestant unionists led by Brian Faulkner, the pre- dominantly Catholic Social Democratic and Labor party and the moderate Alliance holding delicate talks aimed at reaching agreement on the composition and powers of the assembly executive. Carpenters hourly wage to increase EDMONTON (CP) Sources close to negotiations said Monday that a proposed two-year contract for carpenters providing a 32.5- per-cent hourly wage increase over two years will be ratified. Bernie Smith of the Alberta Construction Labor Relations Association, which bargained for 72 construction companies throughout the province, said an employer meeting was scheduled Monday and it look- ed "as if they're all going to ratify it." Spokesmen for the carpenters, whose hourly wage will go to in March, 1975, from the present said it is "virtually certain" the seven locals throughout the province will also approve the contract. current level of a child to a monthly average of Jan. 1. The proposed legislation was introduced in July. The increase will be the sec- ond in three months. Allow- ances were raised Oct. 1 to the flat from a monthly average of a child as part of a government anti- inflation program. The bill now before the House gives, the provinces the right to set benefit levels for individual age groups, but the total expenditure must average per child under 18. For example, a province could allot a month for each child in a high-income family, and a month for those in a low-income family. The increase would raise the total cost of allowances to billion a year. Health Minister Marc Lalonde appealed for support, saying allegations that the scheme is designed for Quebecers are a threat to national unity. He said he has received let- ters charging that the increase is mainly for Quebec. More than half of the 109 Liberals in the Commons come from that province. This allegation is false and undermines national unity, Mr. Lalonde said. Quebec ranks ninth among provinces in terms of the number of children per family and has the lowest fertility rate. He called the legislation a major step toward supple- menting incomes of poor Canadians. Benefits, under the bill will be taxable for the first time since allowances were started in 1945. Mr. Lalonde said this will not affect poor families but will prevent upper-income groups from getting the full increase. After taxes, top- income families will get a net benefit of for each eligible child. Heath Macquarrie, Con- servative welfare critic, gave full backing to the measure but said "another welfare measure" is a weak response to economic problems besetting the country. In reality, Mr. Macquarrie said, the average amounts to only 65 cents more, taking inflation into account, than original benefit levels of 1945. Aid promised WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Nixon told Presi- dent Sangoule Lamizana of Upper Volta Monday that the United States will continue to assist six countries in western and central Africa that are suffering from a severe drought. Lamizana came to the White House as represen- tative of the six countries Upper Volta, Chad, Niger, Mali, Senegal and Mauren- tania to discuss the drought and relief needs. Efforts to reduce drouth hits obstacles HELENA, Montana Ef- forts to reduce the that afflicts the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Southern B.C. and Alberta are running into obstacles. The Bonneville Power Ad- ministration, which runs the power network along the Columbia river system, has asked for permission to increase the snowfall in the mountains above Hungry Horse dam, which is 40 miles south of Waterton. Its applica- tion is being opposed. A cloud-seeding program, which would start next month, would increase the snowfall 10 per cent, it is stated, and the extra runoff next spring would cut five per cent off the ex- pected power shortage in the northwest. Such a program was operated from 1967 to 1971, but then cut off by the state authorities on the ground that they were not sure it was harmless to Montana's natural resources." The power shortage has caused the Bonneville group to apply again, and a hearing will be held by the state authorities in Kalispell on Oct. 30. But in the meantime opposition has been registered by several groups, including the state environmental coun- cil, on the grounds that the long-term environmental damage might exceed the short-term power advantage. Hard winters prior to 1972- 73 damaged mountain vegetation, it is said, and a light snow-pack is needed this winter to hasten recovery. It is also stated that reduc- tion of power consumption by one-tenth of one per cent would save as much power as the cloud-seeding would produce. In the public debate so far there is no argument that cloud-seeding does not work. It has been proposed as a method of reducing the current drought damage in Southern Alberta. Public Notice A Meeting lor all interested in non-denominational Christianity. Sports Centre 1181. and 5 South Room No. 1 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 16 No Admission Charge ;