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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1974 15 Cents 54 PAGES Jail riots in Ulster grow worse Cominco offer accepted Steelworkers employed at Cominco Ltd.'s Trail, Salmo and Kimberley, operations have voted to accept a 30- month contract providing sub- stantial wage increases, earlier retirement and other fringe benefits, a union spokesman said Tuesday. Marv MacLean, president of the Trail local of the United Steelworkers of America said his union's membership "got everything it wanted." Includ- ed is a clause that enables a worker to retire at age 58 after 30 years of service, one of the main issues. Mr. MacLean said the work stoppage that started April 1 won't end until Cominco settles with about 500 clerical employees, members of the Association of Commercial and Technical Employees. He said the Steelworkers will maintain partial picket lines and won't allow any plant operations to resumeun- til Cominco signs with ACTE. About three-fifths of the Steelworkers' members voted 92 per cent in favor of the new contract Science council urges reform of health care OTTAWA (CP) A shakeup of health care organization and a boost of funds for health care research highlight recommendations made today in a Science Coun- cil of Canada report on health services. The report says the well- thought-out application of sci- ence and technology offers the best hope of reforming the health care system. Its recommendations go to the federal cabinet for possible implementation. Specifically, the report says there is a dear need for ex- perimenting' with aew ap- proaches to health care delivery on a scale large enough to provide convincing guidance for mass use. Approaches such as commu- nity health centres, nurse practioners, combined medical treatment, social consulting and recreation centres should receive a ma- jor share of evaluative effort, the report says. Also needed was full use of information systems to monitor changes in the health of individuals, groups, com- munities and the nation. The report also urged an in- crease in financing of health care research and in the num- ber of health researchers. The Science Council report also says the reforms it pro- poses will ultimately provide better care for more people at a tolerable cost. "Fortunately, the cloud of Elite armed force is Richardson aim and heard About town County of Lethbridge Coun. Otto Wobkk telling a council discussion on the purchase of new dump trucks that the county should invest in a fleet of wheelbarrows... Outgoing County Coun. Henry Nunmi telling the same meeting there are more dogs than peo- ple in Hardieville. OTTAWA (CP) Defence Minister James Richardson surprised the armed forces Tuesday, announcing that while creating an elite force the government will let recruitment lag. He also announced in the Commons .that because the size of the forces, now numbering persons, must drop because of increas- ed costs, the tasks they per' form also must be cut He gave no indication of what chores will be cut Gen. Jacques Dextraze, chief of defence staff, whose effective military strength now is reported to be down to persons, said it is up to the minister to decide what tasks are to be cut Mr. Richardson said the forces must be wefl paid, well equipped, well trained, well housed, well fed, well dis- ciplined, well led and well motivated. "In other words, we need an elite force that is proud of the job it is doing for force with a high morale to which many more Canadians would be glad to belong." That remark came after he said the forces will be reduced by not replacing all of the 000 or persons who leave the forces each year. "We cannot achieve some of our objectives in a few months or perhaps in some cases in a few years, but at least we should recognize the concept and have UK vision of the kind of Canadian armed forces that we want to build, and we should be working steadily toward that achievement." increasing costs has a silver lining: It generates a powerful pressure as a direct effect of the financial crisis. The urgency of the situation has therefore been recognized." The report also says there was room for considerable im- provement in the manage- ment by scientists of the medical care aspect alone. Mayor pleads for plant Herald Staff Writer CALGARY Energy hearings on the "world's largest" fertilizer plant wound up here today with a plea from Raymond Mayor Robert Graham that the pro- ject be approved. "We feel it is vital that fer- tilizer plants be built in Alber- Mayor Graham said. The plant proposed for his town would provide not only jobs but meet increasing demands for ammonia fertilizer by Alberta farmers, he said. Mayor Graham also sop- ported Alberta Ammonia Ltd. in its application not to up- grade natural gas farther than ammonia. A farther upgraded product could not be used by Alberta he said. It is expected the Alberta Energy Resources Conserva- tion Board will not bring down its decision for about six months. The board is sitting on a proposal for phase one of a ammonia complex southeast of Raymond. High-level gardening Shorty Thomas of Pelican Lake, Sask. "rakes the top of a giant pile of sugar beets at the Canadian Sugar factory at Taber. The levelling process will help protect the tons of beets in the piles from snow accumulation and water penetration. Harvest on acres is about 85 per cent com- plete in one of the smoothest harvests in some years. A good solid five-year average yield of 15 tons plus per acre and a sugar content of about 16 per cent will provide farmers with a satisfactory year. About tons of beets have been dug and hauled to one of the 14 receiving stations. Classified 26-30 Comics 24 Comment 4 District Family 33-36 Local News Markets 25 Sports Theatres 7 TV 6 Weather 3 LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH THURS. 65; CLOUDY PERIODS. 'fast let me tax you for coming... I mean thank you...' BELFAST (AP) Women prisoners took the warden of Armagh Jail hostage today as riots spread in prisons and cities across Northern Ireland. Authorities said armed troops immediately moved into the prison in Armagh, 35 miles southwest of Belfast, and made two unsuccessful attempts to free the warden, John Cunningham. Police sources said they believe the chief of the prison guard and two other prison officials also are held hostage. The sources said the Ar- magh siege began when eight women prisoners grabbed Cunningham as he was inspecting a prison block. The women were reported using beds and other furniture'to barricade themselves in the cell block. A government spokesman said the women made no immediate demands. Large crowds gathered out- side the prison where two sheets fluttered from broken cell windows. One of them said in large capital letters apparently scrawled with lip- stick: "Prison Wrecked." The other in blue said: "Governor Held." Warden is called governor in Britain. The Armagh incident followed night-long rioting at the Maze Prison seven miles east of Belfast that left nine prisoners and one guard with inuries requiring hospital treatment and about 130 prisoners, guards and troops with lesser injuries. The Maze camp housing Irish Republican Army (IRA) members was set afire and almost destroyed. Rioting also broke out in predominatly Roman Catholic areas in Belfast, Lon- donderry, Armagh and Newry. The disturbances were seen as sympathy protests against British policy of detaining without trial persons suspected of terrorist ac- tivities. Merlyn Rees, Britain's minister responsible for Northern Ireland, called an emergency meeting with local officials to discuss alternative means of housing the es- timated suspected and convicted guerrillas held at the prison. British troops were flown in by helicopter to quell the riot- ing. Security forces'sealed off the area, and the army de- Boston troop bid denied BOSTON (AP) Schools here opened today with Mas- sachusetts National Guard un- its standing by in armories and hundreds of police patroll- ing a high school that was the scene of the latest outbreak of racial violence. Former RCMP constable charged in bomb incident MONTREAL (CP) Former RCMP constable Robert Samson was arraigned today on two charges arising from the July explosion of a small bombjit the home of Mdvyn DoW. president of Steinberg's Lil Samson was charged with making an explosive device, an offence punishable by five years, and placing it near the Dobrin residence, punishable by 14 years. Crown Prosecutor Fernand Cote said he bad no objection to the release of Samson pending preliminary hearing, tentatively set for Nov. 12, provided certain conditions were met Gov. Francis Sargent mobi- lized the guard Tuesday and about 450 guardmen were sent to armories, with other units put on standby for possible callup. But the Republican governor's request to the White House for federal troops was turned down by President Ford. The governor ordered the guard on standby after citing "stabbings, stonings and dis- orders" in schools Tuesday, mostly at a high school in the predominantly-white Hyde Park section where eight white persons were injured. Scattered violence has trou- bled the school system since it opened more than four weeks ago- scribed the situation today as "relatively quiet." Police sources said prisoners were herded into the remaining huts while the government decides what to do with them. Each of the huts, made of wood and galvanized tin, normally houses 15 to 20 prisoners. Alternative detention sites being considered by the authorities include the Magilligan army camp in County Londonderry 60 miles northeast of Belfast and the prison ship Maidstone in Belfast harbor. Heavy voter turnout indicated Early voting this morning pointed to a heavy turnout at the polls in the civic election here. Four polls visited by The Herald in the first hour after the polls opened at 10 a.m. all reported they were busier than in the last election in 1971 when 47.8 per cent of the eligi- ble voters cast ballots. At the Rainbow Hall on the north-side a few people were waiting at the doors for the polls to open and 35 had voted in the first half hour. "They're coming in steadily busier than it was in said a poll clerk at Hamilton Junior High School where some 41 people had voted by a.m. "It's quite brisk it looks like it's going to be a really good said another clerk at the civic centre polling sta- tion where 72 people had voted by 11 a.m. The busy voting hours, ac- cording to the poll officials usually occur during the lunch hour and after work. Deputy returning officers and clerks at all four polls visited, said voters, faced with choosing eight of 19 aldermanic candidates; seven of 13 public school board or five of 10 separate school board candidates; marking the fluoridation ballot; and if public school supporters, fill- ing out the three-question opi- nion poll, were taking a longer than usual time to fill out their ballots. The fluoridation plebiscite and the number of candidates for aldermen seem to be bringing the voters out, said a deputy returning officer at Westminster School on the north-side where some 50 peo- ple voted in the first 40 minutes." A record persons are eligible to vote. Garrison projeet halted? WASHINGTON (CP) A senior White House official has called for a halt on all new construction activity in the controversial Garrison irriga- tion project in North Dakota, which threatens to pollute'two rivers flowing north into Manitoba, it was learned today. City scores first in teacher-public school board relations _ -ntiirart negotiations at the local level. By JIM GRANT Herald Suff Writer A ma jor breakthrough in teacher-school board relations has been scored by the public school board and its teachers. The two groups have agreed on the formation