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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIOOE HERALD Oclobtr 10, News In brief DIG payments up 5 per cent OTTAWA (CP) Unemployment insurance payments in the first eight months of 1974 totalled billion, up five per cent over the same period last year, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday In 1973, a record billion was paid out over the full year Higher average payments offset a reduced number of benefit weeks paid by the commission. In 1974, the average payment had been weekly to the end of August, up from for the same period in the previous year. Benefits paid in August declined to million from million in July but still were one per cent above the million paid out in August, 1973. WASHINGTON (AP) 'Senate Democratic Leader "Mike Mansfield, calling Presi- dent Ford's economic program only a partial answer, has urged a larger government role in the economy. "To Whip Inflation WIN, as the slogan require action that encom- passes something more than a 10-pomt program which begins by imposing greater tax burdens on families with annual incomes of more than increased acreage allotments for peanuts, cotton and rice Man- sfield said Tuesday He called for fuel rationing, tough controls on wages, prices and profits, allocation of credit, a broad system of tying workers' wages to living costs and a tax break for the poor EEC-Canada trade talks set LUXEMBOURG (Reuter) Common Market (EEC) foreign ministers agreed on 'a Tuesday to open exploratory talks with Canada which is seeking a special trade and co- operation relationship with the Western European economic body The ministers, without go- ing into details, approved a draft statement to be issued "when Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau visits Brussels next week. Informed sources said the action reflects an EEC desire to strengthen its ties with Canada but, because of French reservations, does not indicate any "contractual" relationship. Britain's Foreign Secretary James Callaghan, in dismiss- ing earlier reports that London was hesitating over close ties between the EEC and Canada, told reporters here his government sup- ported the move towards Canada. 6No-knoek' law knocked down WASHINGTON (AP) The United States House of Repre- sentatives has voted to repeal a controversial no-knock law which allows federal agents to search residences in some in- stances without identifying themselves The measure was sent to the Senate Tuesday on a voice vote The 1970 law was designed to help crack down on drug of- fenders. It allows federal judges to issue warrants authorizing justice depart- ment agents to break into residences unannounced for searches in cases1 where the property being sought might be destroyed or the agents would be in danger if they knocked Reagan might lead third party SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuter) Gov. Ronald Reagan indicated on Tuesday that he is considering heading a third party in the 1976 presidential elections. Asked at his weekly news conference if he would put principle over party if the Republican party did not live up to its promises, the Republican governor replied, "Oh, yes. "There have been moments in time when a new party Regan added. "Whether we've reached that point, I don't know. Time will tell." Arson charged in Calgary fires CALGARY (CP) Police arrested a Calgary resident Tuesday on charges of arson in connection with three fires at the Foothills Hospital nurses residence here. Manon Skrzypezack will face three counts of arson dur- ing a court appearance today. Skrzypezack was arrested after the most recent fire broke out in the basement of the hospital's school of nurs- ing in northwest Calgary. The latest fire, which was discovered at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, was limited to a pile of papers. Damage was es- timated at about One security guard was treated for smoke inhalation. seek search continuance CALGARY (CP) More than 1.000 signatures have been gathered in three cities on a petition asking the Cana- dian forces to resume a search for a missing helicopter and its three oc- cupants. Irene Haner of Calgary, sister of Michael Haner, pilot of the missing helicopter said more than 700 signatures were obtained here Tuesday. George Haner. father of the missing pilot, circulated the same petition in Red Deer and United Church minister Rev. Sydney Bell has circulated it in Edmonton. Kissinger hopeful on Mideast WASHINGTON (AP) United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger says "we found a general receptivity to a step-by-step approach" to negotiations between Israel and the Arabs daring bis Deaths CANADIAN PRESS Stanley Laming, 63, former inter- national newspaper cor- respondent and former week-long Middle East trip. Kissinger, who returned home Tuesday night, said the countries he visited showed "a great willingness for the United States to play a role" in the process. Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE Multicocal Lens (MULTILUX) national news editor of CBC radio, after a long illness Roslyn Harbor, Ayre, 64, internationally-known for his work in connection with the early detection of cervical cancer, of cancer BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 321-4722 COUEOCMALL i i t i i i i i H Rocky wants to explain gifts, book to Congress WASHINGTON (AP) Nelson Rockefeller has asked to be recalled immediately by two congressional committees considering his nomination as vicepresident so he can testify about controversial gifts and a 1970 campaign book. There was no immediate in- dication, however, that either the Senate rules committee or the House of Representatives judiciary committee was about to call Rockefeller for questioning soon. The former New York governor said Tuesday that "my nomination is being tried in the press and not before the appropriate committees of Congress, without my having the opportunity to present all the facts "This is being done on the basis of selective leaks from my income-tax returns and gift-tax returns, all of which were submitted to the com- mittees in Rockefeller said in a statement. Meanwhile, President Ford expressed complete faith in the integrity of Rockefeller and said the vice-president- designate has his complete support. Aides to Rockefeller said he telephoned rules committee chairman Howard Cannon in Las Vegas and judiciary com- mittee chairman Peter Rodino in Washington Tuesday. He urged Cannon to reconvene the Senate hearings "tomorrow (Wednesday) morning if possible, and cer- tainly before the end of the aides said. The furore over Rockefeller's nomination grew out of nearly million he gave in gifts to political associates and friends and a Democrats seek tough measures brick The Lethbridge Rehabilitation Society's fund raising drive, "a buck for a came to a resounding finish recently when the Scandinavian Club con- tributed to the society. Here, Gunnar Holte, left, gives Society President Tom Chapman, one of ceremonial bricks on behalf of the Scandinavian's Vasa Lodge. The rehabilitation society collected about during the campaign to help pay for a new rehabilitation workshop. Bank where gold stored like a 'tiny Fort Knox' CALGARY (CP) A Calgary financial writer whose books were seized last month by income tax officials in connection with the ownership of gold by American citizens said Tues- day a bank where the gold is being held is a "tiny Fort Knox." C V. Myer, who writes a financial newsletter for a Swiss firm called Inter Publishing, said if Canadian tax officials are allowed to open the safety deposit boxes containing gold they wiil find the names of some of the American owners of the gold. The gold was purchased by Inter Publishing for the American citizens who by law cannot own gold anywhere in the world and stored it in Canadian banks Mr Myer has claimed the seizure of books and records from his home and from the offices of his lawyers and ac- countants was illegal since the ownership of the gold was not illegal in Canada He said Canadian tax of- ficials were acting for the U S Internal Revenue Service which is attempting to track down the owners of the gold Meanwhile an RCMP of- ficer confirmed Tuesday that four constables assisted in- come tax officials in the raids on Mr. Myers home and the of- fices of his lawyer and ac- countants. Staff Sergeant Harry Met- calfe said four officers took part in raids Sept 19. He said the officers often join the department of national revenue searches because of the possibility of violence by those being searched. Income tax officials have asked to see the contents of the safety deposit boxes but Mr. Myers and the publishing company have demanded assurances that the identities of the American owners will be protected. derogatory campaign bi- ography about his 1970 gover- norship opponent, former Su- preme Court justice Arthur Goldberg. The book had been secretly financed by the former governor's brother, Laurance Rockefeller. Laurance Rockefeller also acknowledged Tuesday that he urged former president Richard Nixon to approve Eastern Airlines' acquisition of Caribair in 1972. Nixon overruled the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) in the fall of 1972 and again in February, 1973, and allowed Eastern to acquire the Puerto Rico-based airline. Laurance Rockefeller denied the request had any connection with the Rockefeller family's contribution to Nixon's re- election campaign. The New York Times says the House judiciary committee plans to investigate whether there is any connection between the campaign contributions and Nixon's reversal of the CAB ruling. The investigation would be in connection with Nelson Rockefeller's nomination. Robert Strauss, Democratic national chairman, told a Rhode Island audience Tues- day night that Rockefeller's nomination is in "serious trouble" because of the controversy over the book and Rockefeller's gifts. Senator Thomas Eagleton (Dem. Mo.) said in West Vir- ginia that the two issues have hurt Rockefeller's chances of being confirmed, but added. "I'm not saying that this knocks him out of the vice- presidency. All I am saying is that these matters have to be looked into both by the Senate and House committees." Turkey aid flap may end amiably WASHINGTON (AP) United States congressional leaders hope to get quick enactment of a compromise worked out with President Ford to cut off U.S. military aid to Turkey, but not until Dec. 10. Opponents led by Representative Benjamin Rosenthal (Dem. N.Y.) called that "no compromise at and said they would try in the House of Representatives to- day to cut off the aid Nov. 30, or sooner, if Turkey sends any more arms to its occupation forces on Cyprus. But George Mahon (Dem. House appropriations chairman and floor manager of the compromise resolution, said Ford needs until Dec. 10 to get Cyprus peace negotiations going. House Speaker Carl Albert and Senate leaders said Tues- day they hope to get final ac- tion on the Turkish aid dispute today and let congressmen get home to re-election cam- paigns. The Turkish aid ban is at- tached to an emergency spending resolution that some federal agencies need by Thursday to pay their employees. The Dec. 10 Turkish aid cutoff was worked out by House leaders and White House aides and is reported to have received Ford's personal approval Tuesday after the House sustained Ford's veto of a measure to cut off the Turkey aid immediately. DELAYS THE CUTOFF It is the same aid cutoff Ford vetoed Monday except that it permits Ford to delay the cutoff from taking effect until Dec. 10 if he determines that "will further negotiations for a peaceful resolution of the Cyprus conflict." The compromise is only five days different from the Dec. 15 compromise approved by the Senate last week but re- jected, 187 to 171, by the House. Mahon called it "a face-saving proposition to try to get us out of here." The compromise was ap- proved by the House appropriations committee by voice vote. The committee re- jected the Rosenthal amend- ment to cut off the aid Nov. 30 or as soon as any more Turkish arms went to Cyprus. Ford said in his veto message that cutoff of U.S. aid would antagonize Turkey and take away U.S. influence to get her to negotiate a pullout of her forces from Cyprus. Mahon said his appropriations committee re- jected Rosenthal's amend- ment because "Congress can- not monitor or police" what equipment Turkey sends to its forces on Cyprus. IMMIGRATION CURB PLAN 'OPPOSED' TORONTO (CP) The Globe and Mail says plans put for- ward by Robert Andras, federal immigration minister, to cut back on immigration have met with almost universal opposition from other ministers who consider them discriminatory. The newspaper quotes a cabinet source as saying that oppo- sition sprang up around Mr. Andras's proposal, the effect of which would be to reduce immigration from South America, Asia, the Caribbean and parts of Europe by making more stri- ngent the regulations under which relatives of people already in the country can be nominated immigrants An official in Mr. Andras's office said the regulations had been discussed by the cabinet but denied there had been the dis- sension indicated by the other cabinet source, the newspaper says He said the regulations were moving toward the final stages of approval. The newspaper quotes a Liberal member of Parliament as saying there has been opposition to the regulations because they appear to be discriminatory He said there was little disagree- ment in the government that Canada had to cut immigration because of the economic problems of the country. Mr. Andras, who is in Europe and will not be back in Canada until Friday, was unavailable for comment. Greek-Cypriots still homeless NICOSIA (AP) Greek-Cy- priot officials are charging that while tens of thousands of Greek-Cypriot refugees are living under trees, their Turkish counterparts on this' island are taking over their homes The Greek-Cypriots were routed by Turkish invasion forces last summer and have not been allowed to return to their homes. The issue of where the Greek-Cypriot refugees can live will be a key issue in future negotiations between the Greek-and Turkish- Cypriot leaders for a peace settlement "We shall never sign any agreement unless the Greek-Cypriot refugees are allowed to return to their says acting Presi- dent Glafkos derides, a Greek-Cypnot. Rauf Denktash, the Turk- ish-Cypriot leader, replies that the only solution is a "bi- regional federation with separate Greek and Turkish- Cypriot regions." "Though this does not mean no Greek should be in a Turkish area and no Turk in the Greek area, the over-all security problem of the Turkish community must be safeguarded by an over-all Turkish majority in the Turkish Denktash said recently in an interview. The Turkish invasion resulted in the occupation of 40 per cent of the total territory of the island, including the most fertile and productive area where 70 per cent of the economic wealth is generated. Latin Indians want land back ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) Indian leaders from six Latin American countries and Canada issued a 23- page document Tuesday calling for wholesale return of Indian lands Scores of representatives of Indian tribes from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela met near here this week behind closed doors for the Southern Cone American Indian Parliament Canadian Indians participated as observers Chief Simeon Gimenez, who said he represented the Canadian National Brotherhood of Indians, invited fellow chiefs to meet in Canada next year. At that meeting the Indians plan to discuss bow to gain representation in the United Nations. "The American Indian is the thousand-year proprietor of the the report said. "The land is the Indian's The document, in Spanish, Portuguese and four In- dian dialects, listed major Indian grievances and urg- ed a closer tie among Indians "in the struggle for the revindication of our rights." "Whatever attack against our community or any one of its leaders of the Indian parliament said, "is felt by us as a blow against all American In- dians The document also called for an end to what it term- ed Indian extermination. In the future, it said, "it will be more difficult to con- tinue exterminating our brothers." The Indian parliament, held in the town of San Ber- nadino 20 miles north of Asuncion, is supported by the Inter-American Foundation, the World Council of Churches and the Catholic University of Paraguay. Paraguay is the only country in Latin America where an Indian language, Guarani, is used officially. Turkish-Cypnots number per cent of population If they get the ma- jority they want in their own federal sector, it is estimated that they will permit no more than Greek-Cypriots to live in their area. That would leave Greek-Cypriots as refugees in the poorer, less productive southern part of the island Though derides maintains that he would never agree to such a settlement, Western diplomats indicate he is ready to negotiate with the Turks in the hope he can salvage as much as possible, to prevent the present partition from becoming permanent. Night fire damages restored fortress LOUISBOURG, N.S. (CP) Fire overnight heavily damaged the chapel area of Fortress Louisbourg and destroyed restored religious artifacts and paintings. The national historic site, largest restoration project of its kind in Canada, is 23 miles from Sydney on Cape Breton Island. Officials described the blaze as "like another but said an 18lh century firewall prevented the flames from spreading to the authentically furnished governor's quarters. The Louisbourg volunteer fire department, assisted later by equipment from nearby Sydney, contained the fire which broke through the roof of the chapel, part of the barracks in the king's bastion. Dr. John Lunn, superinten- dent of reconstruction at the site, said the floor and ceiling of the chapel as well as panell- ing behind the altar mil have to be replaced. He said the damage to fur- nishings alone "will likely run into the tens of thousands of dollars and the structural damage will likely be higher and termed smoke damage to attic storage areas of the governor's wing as "ob- viously although it has yet to be assessed in detail. ;