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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, Octobtr News In brief Assessed values 'dangerous' VANCOUVER (CP) -Mov- ing to 100 per cent assessed values on property in 1975 would be dangerous, the Union of B.C. Municipalities Warned a legislative committee Mayor Ross Marks of 100 Mile House, past president of the UBCM, told the legislative committee on municipal matters that the 1974 assessments, even with its inequities, would be the "lesser of two evils." Dunng lengthy and sharp questioning, however, some committee members, prin- cipally MLA Chris D'Arcy, (NDP Rossland disagreed. "The more I hear from you, the more I think we ought to go with the 100 per cent Mr. D'Arcy said. He said inequities could be corrected by differential mill rates, which Mr. Marks said now are prohibited by provincial law. The legislative committee is holding hearings in prepara- tion for making recommen- dations to the legislature on when the move to 100 per cent uniform assessments should become effective. Oil argument rejected UNITED NATIONS (AP) Robert McNamara, president of the World Bank, sided with the oil-exploring countries Friday night in rejecting the argument that higher crude oil prices' are the main cause of world inflation. Speaking before the United Nations Economic and Social Council, McNamara said that inflation "began before prices of petroleum and other primary commodities rose and is only partially explained by those increases." Even with inflation, he said, "traditionally wealthy nations continue to be wealthy" and should aid countries on the brink of famine. The oil-exporting countries have shown a co-operative spirit about recycling their new riches, McNamara said, adding that these countries are expected to be the source of much of the billion the World Bank plans to borrow in the next five years. California transit strike ends LOS ANGELES (AP) California's longest transit strike ended today as the Southern Califor- nia Rapid Transit District resumed business. About commuters in four Los Angeles-area coun- ties were without bus service during the 10-week strike by drivers and mechanics. Both groups gained about a 24-per-cent increase in wages and benefits in their settlements- with the major bus service for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Castro forecasts war MEXICO (AP) Cuban Premier Fidel Castro said Friday night in Havana that the United States faces its worst economic crisis since the 1930s and it may irxtoex- tract itself by launching' a war. 'The possibility must not be discarded that imperialism may try to overcome this crisis even by unleashing Castro told delegates from more than 60 countries attending the 25th general congress of the World Trade 'Unions' Federation. Vietnam aggression, cost billion, the enormous military expen- diture, the capitalist system with its wastefulness and its anarchy are the causes of inflation and monetary- Castro said. Indifference 'great sin' REGINA (CP) Dr. Everett Clayton Leslie, first chancellor of the University of Regina, told the university's first graduating class today that the greatest sin they can commit "is the sin of in- difference." "It is not for yourselves alone or for your own selfish purposes that you are educated persons. You are the trustees for others not so for- tunate as yourselves to use the qualities of mind nurtured here for their benefit as well as your own." Dr. Leslie, a Regina lawyer and member of the board of governors of the University of Saskatchewan before the un- iversity's Regina campus achieved independence on July 1, was officially installed today as the first chancellor Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, formerly chancellor for both campuses, continues as chancellor for the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. English Bobby kidnapped LONDON (Reuter) A full-scale hunt was launched BMh Johnson Ttie dady calorie cost of living, fruit is. for 98tmQ. steeping and breathing, is 1500 to 1600 calories for a 22-year-old-man, and 1000 to 1200 for a woman of the same age. (Sorry, girts1 There's no way you can eat your half o> the groceries) A woman's metabolism is about 10% lower than a man's so she needs less food Add to this. 800 to 1200 calories dany for expenditure of energy, de- pending on the amovrfl and in- tensity Of your physics! activity. your age. body size (bone structure) and sen. Weight gain due to eating more or ex- srOSrng tess or both Weight Hed after age 22 to 25 is be deposited as fat iHdve you ncAlued your figure slowly criangtng and nhougtn your clothes were shrunk by Jhe cleaners1' 120 extra calories per day for one month amounts to 3500 calories, which will amount to one pound of fatly tissue Even small servings count against you 11 you don't need them POT cnamcle 120 uAones-1 tablespoon butter faDproxi or cup of sherbet or psncatte or 'A shoe cooked bacon or 1 small chocolate or 1 tablespoon of peanut i butter i Make your food and exercise come out even Courtesy leYhbridge Mfffc Foundation in London today for two men with Irish accents who kid- napped a policeman at gun- point. Constable David Lloyd, 24, was missing for more than an hour before he telephoned to say he had freed himself. He and a colleague, who were both off-duty, had seen the two men tampering with cars in a multi-storey car park. Shrapnel kills eight LOC KHE (AP) Eight schoolchildren were killed when a mine planted by a 14- year-old boy exploded, spew- ing shrapnel across a schoolyard. South Viet- namese police said today. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FftEE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALI. Mexican narcotic operation smashed TIJUANA (AP) Mexican federal police and army troops raided a federal prison to break up what they said was a prisoner-directed heroin-smuggling ring, con- sidered the biggest since the French Connection case. Officials said Friday the ringleaders called the shots from behind bars in the La Mesa penitentiary in a drug- smuggling racket doing an es- timated million in business monthly. Seized records revealed a network that included France, Mexico, the United States and Canada, of- ficials said. Mexican federal police said that in one ringleader's prison quarters they found in U.S. currency, worth of jewelry and elaborate telephone codes and drug- transaction records. In Mexico prisons, prisoners may keep some private possessions and live in quarters other than cells. Some prisoners even run small shops behind bars. U.S. and Mexican officials said they believe the ring operated in Southern Califor-. nia and throughout the United States for 15 years. The U.S. drug enforcement administration said there were strong indications the ring replaced the now-defunct French Connection operation as the major outlet for heroin originating in France. The famous French Con- nection, publicized in a movie of the same name, was a thriving heroin operation which ran the drug into the United States from Marseille, France, via South America. Greek-Cypriots cite rape and slaughter NICOSIA (AP) A com- mittee representing Greek- Cypnots living in the Turkish- occupied part of Cyprus has accused Turkey of genocide and appealed to the United Nations for help. A group calling itself the Pan Cyprian Committee of the Trapped Greek Population asked the UN Security Council to take "prompt and efficient measures" to save Cyprus from "slavery and extinc- tion." There was no immediate comment from the Turkish- Cypnot side on the latest ac- cusations. Commenting on similar allegations last week, a Turkish-Cypriot spokesman said they were "completely unfounded." The Greek-Cypriot appeal listed six main crimes allegedly committed against the Greek-Cypriot population by Turkish occupation troops who control about 40 per cent of the Mediterranean island. The crimes were: mass exe- cutions of .non-combatants; murder of invalids, the aged and infirm, raping Greek women and girls, forcing girls to become drug addicts; sepa- rating families and detaining them in concentration camps "under tragic and the "constant ill treatment" of Greek men. Acting Cyprus President Glafkos derides told reporters Friday that 30 Greek-Cypriot girls from one village in the Turkish- occupied in the Famagusta en- ter a Greek-Cypriot hospital Tuesday for abortions. British Labor MPs On watch A British soldier mans a machinegun from behind a roadblock in the New Lodge Road area of Bel- fast Friday after a car bomb exploded near a Roman Catholic school. Troops and police came under sniper fire when re- sponding to the incident Vancouver monoxide level high VANCOUVER (CP) A pollution control board spokesman said Friday the level of carbon monoxide hi the air over Vancouver is five points above the accepted standard. The accepted standard is 13 parts per million, but the level, based on an eight hour average, rose to 18 parts Thursday. The same level was recorded Oct. 8. Although the figure was recorded at only one of several test sites, Mr. Vernon said the reading probably better reflects the over all condition than figures from other sites. Mr. Vernon said Vancouver has the same problem as Seattle, where authorities issued an alert Thursday which urged persons with heart and lung diseases to stay indoors until the hazard lifts. Mr. Vernon said the pollu- tion readings here and in Seat- tle are caused by stagnant air conditions, although the pollu- tion in Seattle is visible as smog. He said light winds of between three and four miles an hour push the pollution east into the Fraser Valley during the night and back over the city during the day. Burst of energy shuts Commons week OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons closed out the week with a burst of energy Friday, whipping three high-priority bills through second reading and off to committee for detailed study. All left over from the last Parliament and awaiting what the government hopes will be quick passage, the bills would: a federal development bank to broaden financial and other government services to com- panies, particularly small and expanding businesses; the authorized working capital available to the Export Development Corp. a government agency that promotes export sales by making loans to foreign buyers; benefits under the Canada Pension Plan by extending survivor benefits to the husbands and children of deceased women contributors and abolishing the earnings test for claimants 65 to 69. The bills died on the order paper when Parliament was dissolved for the July 8 elec- tion and were reintroduced virtually unchanged after the new session opened Sept. 30. MPs gave second reading, approval in principle, to the federal business development ,bank bill early Friday after- noon, the day after it was first called for debate. The EDC changes went to committee slightly more than an hour later and were follow- ed immediately by the CPP amendments which all parties support and agreed not to de- bate. The new business develop- mentbank, if legislations ap- proved, will take over the ex- isting Industrial Development Bank and begin operations in the 68 existing IDB offices across the country. It will offer expanded government training, counselling, information and financial services to Canadian firms, focusing primarily on small businesses. Although the new bank pro- posal is supported by all par- ties, changes were urged by some members, including Paul Dick Renfrew-Carle The new bank should restrict its ser- vices to citizens, landed im- migrants or Canadian- controlled companies, he argued. Helping non-residents set up businesses in Canada would amount to "letting them'use our own resources to buy us out." Stronger objections were raised during debate, ton the EDC amendments, which would boost the corporation's lending ceiling to billion from billion and raise its limit for export credit in- surance to billion from billion. Sinclair Stevens Simcoe) and Andrew Brewin Greenwood) said EDC loans are being made to countries with policies repugnant to Canadians. Mr. Brewin said EDC assistance has gone to com- panies in Chile, where a military junta toppled the democratically-elected Marx- ist government of Salvador Allende last year. Mr. Stevens said assistance totalling more than million has gone to Iran, a country he accused of spearheading the international oil price spiral and of using the windfall to pad its military arsenal. The CPP changes; besides extending survivor benefits, would exempt certain religious groups, including Hutterites and Mennonites, from contributing to the plan. Both sects say pension plans are against their religious beliefs. Stanley Knowles, NDP House Leader, said all parties favor the bill and agreed mutually to give_ it second reading without debate. The clause dealing with reli- gious sects was opposed vigor; ously in the last Parliament by Jack Homer (CPC Mr. Homer was absent when the bill came up Friday. Judge rules mining company violates lake MINNEAPOLIS (AP> A federal judge has ruled that Reserve Mining Co. is violating major U.S. federal and environmental laws by discharging its industrial wastes into Lake Superior, the air and two northeastern Minnesota rivers. U.S. District Judge Miles Lord Friday also dismissed Reserve's counter claims' against the federal govern- ment and the State of Minnesota. Judge Lord said reserve "has no permit that sanctions its disposal and dispersal of carcinogenic cancer-causing materials throughout the lake." However, Judge Lord also ruled that the State of Minnesota had failed to prove reserve had wrongfully appropriated state water, and that Wisconsin has failed to prove one of its laws applies to the reserve case. Judge Lord, who presided over the year long reserve trial, handed down his rulings in a memorandum. They will become part of his findings of fact and conclusions of law in that case. The findings go to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, which will hear the Reserve case in December. Judge Lord on April 20 ordered reserve to stop dis- charging wastes into Lake Superior, and the firm shut down operations for two days before the appeals court stayed the order. The order was stayed until the appeals court has heard reserve's appeal of the decision. Judge Lord ruled in his memorandum that reserve's discharge into Lake Superior violated the federal 1899 refuse act and two Wisconsin water quality laws. Reserve has contended it has a valid refuse act permit, and that it relied in good faith on that permit when it built its expensive taconite process- ing plant at Silver Bay, Minn. TOWNSFOLK LEND HAND FOR HERMIT LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) Townspeople, touched by the plight of a hermit in his struggle with the guardians of society, are rallying to his aid with cash, clothing and com- passion. Alameda County of- ficials burned down Mike Pompileo's cardboard-patched wood shack last week, declaring the place a rat-infested health hazard. They also ,evicted Pompileo's dogs, cats and duck, charged the hermit with trespassing on 'another person's land and delivered him to Napa State Hospital. "We're trying to get Mike back said Pamela Galbraith, in charge of the emer- gency program to help Pompileo. "Mike is perfectly harmless. He's lived here almost his whole life and people kind of love him. 'So what if he is. eccentric? He's a very proud man; it's sad to break a man's pride." In Oakland Friday, Pompileo told Superior Court Judge Harold Hove that all he wants in life is to return to Livermore to tend his pets, chat with folks and wander about as the spirit moves him. The judge ordered 55- year-old Pompileo to submit to psychiatric examination next week and freed him to the custody of a son in San Jose. Pompileo used to live in a Livermore hotel, but he moved into a makeshift shack on jhe edge of town seven years ago. Mrs. Galbraith said she already has collected and hired a lawyer to defend against the trespass charge. Local teen- agers are holding a fund-raising dance for him Saturday night. Air control assistants return without resolve By THE CANADIAN PRESS Air controller assistants across Canada returned to work early today, ending a walkout that began Monday. Bob Cox of Moncton, N.B., president of the Union of Canadian Air Transport Employees, said the union agreed to return to work at midnight Friday night after the federal treasury board agreed to hold further meetings with them in Ottawa next week. The last talks ad- journed Oct. 10. The air controller assistants, who monitor small aircraft movements and han- dle administrative details, went off the job at airports in Gander, Nfld., Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver Monday; Duties of the absent em- ployees were performed by supervisors during the walkout Mr. Cox said the dispute re- mains unresolved and the un- ion, an affiliate of the Public Service Alliance of. Canada, wants to be classified as technical instead of clerical staff. This move would mean salary increases of about 25 per cent. Salaries now average about IS7O Town A Cotntry Mitfc NOW ON THE AIR SPORTS NEWS and S-.2B p.m. with BRENT SEELY LONDON (AP) Only a week after winning a three- seat majority in Parliament, Prime Minister Harold Wilson is finding discontent among some left-wing members of his Labor party The grumbling is particular- ly significant, some political observers believe, because it may affect Wilson's chances of getting approval for a varjety of bills aimed at solv- ing Britain's economic woes. Seven influential Labor left wingers including Ian Mikar- do. chairman of the parliamentary Labor group, told Wilson Friday they are against the government granting British industry about billion in subsidies and loans. Model C Ford rumbles past 70 OAKVILLE, Ont