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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIOOE HERALD Thursday, October News In brief Plumbers9 strike ended if'Pi nme- -strike bv members of the plumbers and steamfitters union ended Wednesday night with the signing of a salary giving them a 64- m hour increase over two I 000 plumbers are to return to work today f nrifr the new contract the plumbers will receive 25 an Bill aids municipalities hour retroactive to July I and from Oct 25 to April I. I'i74 when their salaries will me to 95 Increases in their health and welfare fund. pension fund and other fringe brought the hourly to five cents of their initial demand The plumbers old contract fMid H basic hourly salary of OTT i I'rban-Xf- Minister Ron Ba.sford told the Commons Wednesday i hill giving municipalities tmrinc lal assistance to relor cite railway facilities will be introduced in November Mr Hasford told John Wise 'I'f Klgmi the bill is being drifter! now The federal government has id it will provide about million annually to municipalities to move and improve railway f rossings Canadian woman stabbed LONDON (CPi Three Aomen including a Canadian tourist were stabbed Wednes- when a young man with a long-bladed knife ran amok rirriong shoppers on busy Ox- ford Street The 67-year-old rinadian who requested that not be named, was listed in satisfactory' condition in Middlesex Hospital with wounds in the arms and chest U.S. forced into Israeli military aid By LESLIE H. GELB New York Times Service WASHINGTON Diplomatic sources said today that the United States was forced to set up a special system to rush supplies to the Israelis because some of its North Atlantic Treaty 4 mayors elected Record coin price Nixon vetoes bill to limit power on undeclared war by Protesters declamation Georgia Renter A California collector has paid "in excess of si in 000' -claimed to be a world record for a single roin for an 1804 U S. silver rlolldr World-Wide Coin Investment Ltd said John Hamnck. Jr president of World-Wide. the com was purchased bv the Bowers and Ruddy Galleries of Hollywood War killer traced BONN iReuteri Dr. losfph Mengole. hunted in South nca for 22 vears for ilU-gfd war-time mass murders in the Auschwitz Deaths By The CANADIAN PRESS Fort Lamy, Chad-Arabi el- Goni. vice-president of Chad's national assembly, in an am- bush attack Montreal-Genevieve Barre. 73. who joined the CBC two years after it was founded and wrote its first children's series and women's program. New York-Edward A. Walsh, 75. retired journalism professor at Frodham Univer- sitv. concentration camp is believ- to havp been located in a rfrnotr mountdin village in Paraguay West German justice officials said here La Jolla, Calif.-Carl Eckart, 71, physicist and former direc- tor of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and vice-chan- cellor of the University of California, at San Diego. Toronto-Charles C. Hay. 71. first president of Hockey Can- ada, retired president of Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. and one of the chief negotiators in arranging the Team Canada series last year against the Russians WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Nixon Wednesday vetoed a congressional bill limiting his powers to wage undeclared war. saying that to let the bill stand would seriously undermine the abili- ty of the United States to act decisively in international crises. Nixon said in a message to the House of Representatives that the bill would increase the likelihood of miscalcula- tion by other powers and the risks of war itself. Administration officials have said they are confident that neither the House nor the Senate could find the two- thirds majority required to overrule the president's veto But the House of Representatives had approved the bill, designed to prevent U S involvement in another Vietnam-type war. with only four votes less than the two- thirds majority needed to override a veto Political observers said there would be no problem in mustering the two-thirds ma- ATTENTION ELK MEMBERS ELKS CLUB BRAND HE-OPENING TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! for Hawaiian Night and Royal Purple Dance HAWAIIAN NIGHT MUSIC BY "Kalani Hawaiian Orchestra" DANCING 9 p.m. -1 a.m. "LUAU SUPPER" 7 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, November 9th Favours Tickets Person LIMIT OF 120 COUPLES MEMBERS ONLY O.O.R.P. DANCE Wednesday, November 7th 9 p.m. Music by "ALBERTA RANCH BOYS" Upper Hall 9 p.m. to a.m. Tickets per couple PURCHASE TICKETS EARLY AND AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT jority in the Senate, and the override vote could be the closest battle yet in Mr. Nix- on's long struggle with the Democratic-controlled Con- gress The bill would forbid the president to conduct military" operations for more than 60 days without the express con- sent of Congress, which under the Constitution has the sole power to declare war WOULD HURT U S The president said the bill would seriously undermine the ability of the U S to act decisively and convincingly in times of international crisis. As a result, he said, the con- fidence of the Western allies in the U S ability to assist them could be diminished and respect for the U.S. deterrent posture couid decline. He also expressed the opi- nion that the resolution was unconstitutional and the only way Congress could abridge his powers as commander-in- chief would be to amend the Constitution itself Nixon said U S. actions to bring about a peaceful settle- ment of the Middle East war would have been seriously im- paired if the bill had been in force. Furthermore, he said, the U S might have been unabie to respond effectively during the Berlin crisis of I961. the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. and other crises over the past years 'It is clear that it would un- dercut the ability of the United States to act as an effective influence for peace, he declared COULD BE WORSE The president said the very existence of the 60-day deadline could lead to an es- calation of hostilities in order to achieve certain objectives before the 60 days expired Congress passed the legisla- tion after wide-ranging con- cern was expressed that a president could commit the U.S. to another Vietnam-type conflict without a declaration of war. Nixon said the legislation would strike from his hand a wide range of important peacekeeping tools by eliminating his ability to exer- cise quiet diplomacy backed by subtle shifts in military deployments. Not the least of the adverse consequences of the legislation, he said, would be a prohibition against fulfilling U.S. obligations under the NATO treaty, which obliges members of the alliance to regard an attack against one as an attack against all Freighter charged in oil spill VANCOUVER (CP) The German freighter Westfalia was charged Wednesday with a violation of the Canada Shipping Act following a fuel oilspill that polluted sections of Vancouver's Stanley Park shoreline. The charge, which carries a maximum fine, was laid by local justice depart- ment officials on behalf of the Ministry of Transport as crews mopped up an es- timated 20 tons of heavy oil from the beaches and harbor. Harbor Master Captain Roy Holland said the spill oc- curred about a.m. PDT as the ship lay alongside Centennial pier preparing to sail to New Westminster. Bunker fuel was being transferred from one tank to another when it began to spout from an overflow pipe onto the mam deck. Four seek Grit leadership TORONTO (CP) As ex- pected, four candidates for the leadership of the Ontario liberal party filed nomination papers Wednesday in prepara- tion for Sunday's ballot They are Opposition leader Robert Nixon MLA Donald Deacon, Norman Cafik, a federal MP: and Michael Houlton, a 24-year-old economic nationalist from Mississauga. The convention starts Fri- day and the candidates will be vying for the votes of almost delegates, who will be asked to choose the man to lead them into the next provincial election expected in 1975. While demonstrators march down a Washington street with signs calling for the impeachment of Presi- dent Nixon, right, a lone man carries his sign supporting the President along another street Rail strike ended NORTH VANCOUVER (CP) Striking British Columbia railway workers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday night to accept a new contract offer from the provincial government ending the 10-day-strike by 400 shopcraft union members Union officials said the men .would be back to work at 8 a.m. PDT today. Union members in Prince George and Squamish voted to accept a 10-per-cent wage in- crease in a 22-month Contract retroactive to Jan. 1. Also included is another 60- cent-an-hour across-the-board wage increase for all classi- fications effective Oct. 1, with a further eight per cent Feb. 1. Fringe benefits include in- troduction of dental and long- term disability medical plans and an improved holiday scheme. The four shopcraft machinists. carmen, pipefitters and on strike against the government- owned railway Oct. 15. Under the old contract, base rate for journeymen was 05 an hour with a 30-cent trade differential Detailed results of the vote were not immediately known, but strike headquarters said it was apparent before a final count that the men had ap- proved the new contract by a wide margin. The railway operates a pas- senger and freight service be- tween North Vancouver, the interior and northern British Columbia points, with more than miles of track Sharp HALLOWE'EN I MASQUERADE DANCE I SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. ;S MUSIC BY K "THE SWINGKINGS" I :j: and invited guettt only. Sponsored by VIM Lodge. ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8p.m. 16 GAMES NRW BLACKOUT Plaved Till Won (No Number Limit) Thursday, October 25, November and 15 IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 16 years allowed PUBLIC UPSTAIRS I ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT THRUSDAY, OCT. 25 German Polka Band FRIDAY, OCT. 26 German Polka Band SATURDAY, OCT. 27 Raymond Canadians visit OTTAWA (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp will visit the Soviet Union Nov. 12-16, the external affairs department announced Wednesday. The visit is the result of an invitation by Soviet Foreign Minister A. A. Gromyko. issued during a visit to Canada in 1969 and renewed last month in New York. A spokesman said Mr. Sharp will meet with Mr. Gromyko and senior Soviet of- ficials to discuss international and bilateral questions of mutual interest. The spokesman said the current crisis in the Middle East may also be discussed. Mr. Sharp is expected to visit Moscow for two or three days of the trip along with visiting other Soviet cities No gas cut VICTORIA (CP) A forecast natural gas shortage this winter in British Colum- bia will not take place, the legislature was told Wednesday. Attorney-general Alex Mac- donald told the House West- coast Transmission Co. has found additional gas supplies and requirements of the com- pany's three B.C. buyers will be met. By The CANADIAN PRESS Mayors were elected by acclamation in four of 10 Saskatchewan communities by municipal elections Wednesday, including Saskatoon, Swift Current, Prince Albert and Lloyd- minster And in Regina, the only place where an incumbent mayor was dumped, voters chose Henry Baker, a New- Democrat MLA who was mayor from 1958 to 1970, over incumbent Harry Walker by a margin of more than 2.600 votes. Aldermen elected in Regina were Jack Mohr, Stan Ox- elgren. Erwin Strass. Wally Coates. Lynn Scott, Al Selinger, Mickey Boyle, Les Sherman, Chve Rodham and John Thauberger. In Saskatoon. Mayor Bert Sears, elected in a byelection in 1971 when Sid Buckwold resigned to become a senator, was re-elected by acclamation. Out of 10 wards in Saskatoon, eight incumbents were returned and the other two retired New members of city council will be George Dyck, elected by acclamation, and Peter Zakreski. who finished second to re-elected alderman Tommy Lennon, a former fire chief, in a by- election 10 months ago. In Prince Albert, incumbent Frank Dunn was re-elected by acclamation He became mayor in a byelection a year ago after former mayor Val Longworth resigned In Moose Jaw. incumbent Mayor Herb Taylor, who was elected in a byelection last January when the former mayor died, won a decisive victory over Charley Stokins and two new aldermen were elected out of a field of 10. Jack Clements was elected mayor in North Battleford, defeating a five-year alder- man. Norm Miller, by 599 votes. In Estevan, Ida Petterson won her second term by a 79- vote margin over John Barabash, mayor of Estevan from 1967 to 1968 In Yorkton, Allan Bailey won his third consecutive term as mayor, collecting more than twice as many votes as his only opponent, Sam Cooke. Incumbent Mayor Russ Robertson was re-elected by acclamation in Lloydminster. George Artimenko soundly defeated Jack Miller for mayor in Melville by a vote of 1.307 to 620. Melville's former mayor, Peter Dielschneider, resigned last year to become a judge. John Dyer was elected mayor by acclamation in Swift Current to replace the incumbent mayor, Robert Dahl. who is retiring. Organization allies, along with Spain, balked at any co- operation The sources said that the refusal was based on a fear that the Arab countries would cut off Europe's oil supplies. The resupply effort, from bases in the United States, in- volved aircraft carriers and air force tanker planes, military officials disclosed. EXERCISE RIGHTS The navy and the air force had to adopt this roundabout system, the diplomats said, because with the exception of Portugal and, to some ex- tent. West Germany the NATO allies exercised their treaty rights and announced that aircraft en route to Israel could neither land on nor fly over their territory. A main reason cited by Washington over the years for American military aid to Greece and Turkey has been to make it possible to use bases on their territory in Middle East crises. Air force contingency plans, according to knowledgeable sources, have looked to at least tacit Greek government co- operation in an Arab-Israeli conflict. The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Oct. 11 that American military in- stallations "are for the securi- ty and defense of the North Atlantic Treaty area and have been set up solely for defense co-operative purposes of Turkey." Nevertheless, a number of American officials report, Soviet resupply air- craft heading for Egypt and Syria have flown over Turkey and the Turkish government has not publicly protested. The Greek government also ruled out any role in the supp- ly flow to Israel. The United States navy had a plan for the urgent supply of A-4 Skyhawks to Israel. Ac- cording to informed con- gressional and government of- ficials, it worked in the follow- ing manner: The Skyhawks, piloted by navy men, took off from the east coast and landed in the Azores to refuel. They then flew to the carrier John F. Kennedy, stationed near Gibraltar, and were refueled by tanker aircraft. The next leg took them into the Mediterranean, where they landed on the carrier Franklin Delano Roosevelt and stayed overnight. The last leg took Skyhawks into the eastern Mediterranean, where they refueled in the air near the carrier Independence. Twenty to 30 Skyhawks were ferried to Israel, and 30 to 50 were sent on navy tran- sport ships. The Skyhawks and the Phantoms retained their U.S. markings until they landed in Israel where Israeli markings were applied. The American pilots returned home on tran- sport planes. Not a single inci- dent involving these aircraft has been reported, the of- ficials said. The home base of the air force tankers used to refuel the Phantoms could not im- mediately be determined. Some sources asserted that during the first days they flew from the American bases in Spain. This stopped, the sources said, when the Spaniards objected. Another source, without denying that Spanish bases were used in- itially, said the tankers had been flying from the Azores, which are Portuguese. Japanese vessels ignored flares of capsized ship CANBERRA (Reuter) The Australian government has ordered an urgent in- vestigation into allegations that Japanese trawlers ig- nored flares sent up by sur- vivors of a capsized freighter who drifted for nine days in an open dinghy. The seven survivors of the 10-man crew of the British- registered Blytne Star were discovered Wednesday on a remote coastal area of Tasmania The 321-ton freighter overturned and sank on Oct. 13, one day out from Hobart. Three of the survivors wandered Wednesday into the small fishing village of Dunalley, 38 miles northeast of Hobart, and said they had been washed ashore three days before in a remote bay. A helicopter picked up the other men from an almost in- accessible part of the beach and all seven were taken to hospital. They said one of the crew died on the dinghy and was buried at sea. Two others died later from exposure after be- ing washed ashore. The Australian Transport and Shipping Minister, Charles Jones, told Parlia- ment today his department was making urgent inquiries into allegations that Japanese trawlers ignored flares. Jones also announced that a preliminary investigation into the sinking of the Blythe Star would be set up soon and hinted at possible amendments to the Naviga- tion Act. He said if the Blythe Star had been required to give regular positions it would have been known immediately when something happened. Instead, it was not until two days after the sinking that an air-sea search was launched. ;