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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THC LITHBHIDCI HID AID Thursday, October 19, 1970 RECEIVE HIGH HONORS-Elaine Tanner 18, of Vancouver, medal winner in 'swimming at the 1968 Olympic Gamei, and MarthallMcLuhan internationally- known apostle of modern comrrtunicatisns philosophy, receive special awards from Governor-General Roland Michener Wednesday. Miss Tanner invested with the medal of service, Mr. McLuhan with the Companion of the Order of Canada at a special ceremony in Government House. Volunteer Caretakers Sought In Edmonton School Dispute EDMONTON (CP) A pub- lic school board proposal to ad- vertise today for volunteer workers to run schools closed by a caretakers' and mainte- nance workers' strike has brought a union charge that the board is endangering its students. Tom Meen, tne board's sec- retary-treasurer, said Wednes- day it would advertise for vol- unteer caretakers in an at- tempt to open some schools now the stirke is in its eigth day. A few private caretafcing firms had agreed to fill in but HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 6lh St. f. 327-7152 now the strike is in its eighth some withdrew because their workers refused to cross picket lines set up by striking members of the Canadian union of public employees. "The Edmonton school board is jepordizing the health and safety of its students in its plant to re-open schools using volunteer Jim Munie, CUPE's assistant western di- rector said Wednesday night. "With improper cleaning of w a s h r oo m s, cafeterias and classrooms, the health of stu- dents will be endangered. With- out proper supervision of boil- er rooms the propspect of a massive tragedy is unfor- tunately possible." Mr. Munie described the pro- posal as a "bargaining weap- on" and said even with tem- porary help, "the dispute must eventually be settled at the bargaining table since vol- unteer help cannot' go on in- definitely." The union wants an increase of 35 cents an hour for 800 caretakers and is protesting what is described as a board attempt to freeze wages of 300 maintenance men. A union spokesman said the average wage is an hour for maintenance men but man; are construction tradesmen earning less than their counter parts not working for the board. The board has dem'a the freeze charge. Meanwhile a meelingbe- tween the public school board and the striking Cana dian union of public employees was called for today, a union spokesman said. The spokesman said the meeting was arranged by Jack Adams, chief Alberta concilia- tion officer, and will involve the bargaining committees of the board and union. Arab Newspapers Blast Jordan's New Premier By ALEX EFTY AMMAN (AP) Arab news- papers lashed out today at King Hussein's new premier, Wasfi Tell, a veteran Jordanian politi- cian opposed to the activities of the Palestinian Arab, guerrillas. Hussein named Tell Wednes- day to succeed Premier Ahman Toukan, a Palestinian who was named head of the government only three weeks ago. Al Baya, newspaper of the governing Baath party of Syria, charged that Tell was "a known agent of the U.S. Central Intel- ligence Agency." It said his re- turn to power was "a provoca- tive act" against the guerrillas. Tell has been premier twice be- fore. The pro-Egyptian newspaper Al Moharrer of Beirut called Tell "an avowed foe" guerrillas. of the Guerrilla spokesmen in Beirut said privately the move was bound to stir up more trouble In Jordan. One of diem observed that 'Tell was the actual mas- termind of last month's ruthless army crackdown" on Palestin- ian guerrillas in Jordan. Hussein announced the change at a time when there is a lull in the fighting between the guerrillas and the Jordat army, which erupted into a civi war last month. Property Tax Levying System Change Urged CALGARY (CP) The pres- ent system of levying property taxes in Alberta is a monster of contradic t i o n s and inequities which must be" dismantled, Denis Cole, city commissioner in Red Deer, said Wednesday. During a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Al- berta Urban Municipalities As- sociation, Mr. Cole supported property tax changes recom- mended in an association posi- tion paper. The paper calls for all land and buildings to be assessed on a common basis, with revenue received used to provide only municipal services to proper- ties. The Shape of Things to Come... BRIAR TWIST SUITS LEAD A DOUBLE LIFE Enjoy their good looks at the office and afterwards. This is one suiting that stays razor-sharp, because it's woven from yarn that's twisted before weaving for wearing qualities unheard of in pure worsted. Got a lot of living to do? See our Briar Twist suits now, hand tailored for us by Shiffer-Hillman, ready to wea; People Going Shop 'S men's WEflR DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH Government Plans Tax Law Reforms TORONTO (CP) Finance Minister Edgar Benson said Wednesday night he will intro- duce definite legislation next Robber's Sentence Deferred MONTREAL (CP) Robert Hudou, ah acknowledged mem- ber of the separatist terrorist Front de Liberation du pleaded guilty in court Wednes- day to 13 armed robbery charges. He was to have been sent- enced Wednesday after being found guilty of three charges arising from a bank robbery, but after he pleaded guilty to the additional charges, Mr. Jus- tice Antonio Lamer deferred sentencing to Friday. Hudon is one of the "political prisoners" whose release was demanded as ransom by the FLQ in exchange for kidnapped British diplomat James Cross and Labor Minister Pierre La- porte, since slain by his kidnap- pers. The robberies of grocery stores, drug stores and taverns netted the accused and accom- plices some to The defence lawyer said the robberies were carried out to fi- nance the FLQ. Hudon, 26, was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment in 1964 after he pleaded guilty to seven armed robbery charges as well as to counts of conspir- acy and possesion of explo- sives, but was released on pa- role in December, 1967. spring to Implement proposed tax law reforms, and will con- tinue discussions with provincial treasurers on his plans. He said modifications will be made in the proposals originally outlined in a white paper issued nearly one year ago, but the government hopes to have legis- lation implementing the revised proposals passed by midsum- mer, to take effect on Jan. 1, 1972. Speaking to the Toronto chap- ter of the Society of Industrial Accountants, Mr. Benson said: "The long and involved proc- ess of reforming our income tax system is drawing to a close. No tax system will ever be per- feet and amendments will con- tinue to be a necessary yearly occurrence. However, I can as- sure you that the tax reform bill that we will Introduce next spring will be a much better system on which to build." Following receipt of reports on the white paper proposals by the Senate and Commons fi- nance committees, the govern- ment now Is determining the measures It win propose next spring. Mr. Benson said that since this will be part of his next budget, he must preserve secrecy on the proposals. Newsmen Found Dead In Asian War Zone PHNOM PENH (Reuter) The bodies of two United Press International news personnel were found today near a road 18 miles outside the Cambodian capital. Jesse Frosch, 28, a reporter 'rom Atlanta, Ga., and Kyoichi Sawada, 34, a photographer xom Tokyo, apparently were killed after their car was shot up and crashed down an em- bankment into a paddyfield. Land and buildings should be assessed on their current mar- ket value, exemptions shoulc be eliminated because they shift the tax burden and distort the tax base, financial grants should be used to provide tai relief 'for property owners on fixed incomes and tax rates for municipal' purposes should be uniform. Mr. Cole said the six objec- tives would result In "a fair and simpler property tax sys- tem the taxpayer can under- stand and politicians can justi- fy." Mayor Rod Sykes of Calgary was opposed to a wholesale change in methods of taxation. "Property taxation is part of the cost of he said. "Other forms of taxation are the cost of food, services anc transportation. Man must pay for his basic needs. Delegates approved a se- ries of resolutions dealing with pollution, one of which called on the federal government to investigate noise levels. "Noise pollution is an increas- ing said-Aid. Adrian Berry of Calgary. "It causes damage to a peaceful way of Mr. Berry said there is an ultimate need for a national noise code to "provide knowl- edge necessary to establish rules, standards and bylaws to control noise levels." Other resolutions passed ask the provincial government to provide financial assistance to municipalities which have been ordered to or have improved their sewage facilities, to more effectively control the disposal of non-returnable bottles and other containers, to permit pos- session of liquor in all circum- stances and to lower the age at which liquor may be consumed to 18 years. Approval was given a resolu- tion submitted by the city of Calgary which asks that all new automobiles imported-into the province be equipped with anti-pollution devices. Crime Figure Denies Charge TURKEY POINT, Ont. (CP) A man described by Dr. Mor- ton Shulman in the Ontario leg- islature Tuesday as a key figure in organized crime in Ontario, denied the charge Wednesday. George DePalmo, 59, said in an interview that when the charges were levelled in the leg- islature the middle name and the spelling of the surname were wrong. "I wonder if they've got the right he said. "That's how much he (Dr. Shul- man) he's making out he knows all about me. "I've never heard of the name Sebastian (the middle name stated in the My middle name is Joseph." Soviet-Bloc States Invited To Join Research Work OTTAWA (CP) Former irime minister Lester Pearson Wednesday invited countries of Communist East Europe to take >art in the work of Canada's in- ternational development re- search centre. Soviet-bloc states are not ex- cluded "iii aiiy way, shape or :orm" from the activities of the centre, said Mr. Pearson, chair- man of the 21-member board of [overnors. He was replying to questions at a news conference following he board's first meeting. Tho levelopment centre was cslab- ished by Parliament earlier .his year to help bring scientific inowiedge to bear on the prob- cms of underdeveloped coun- rics. The board of governors has n international flnvor, with from North1 and South America, tbo West Indies, Western Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Mr. Pearson said he hopes to get in touch with Eastern Euro- pean governments "before long" and try to interest them in the centre's work. WII.T. TAKE TIMH Mr. Pearson said the gover- nors have many project propos- als under consideration and it will take time to establish prior- ities. Most proposals concerned agriculture, including the search for means to cope with the side effects of developments in farming teclmology. Dr, W. B. Hopper, president and chief executive officer, said the centre may support develop- ment of exciting new grain" on which work has been done at the University of Mani- toba and the University of Mcx- Dr. Shulman said that a roan named DiPalmo was one host at a meeting here last April of per- sons with criminal activity 'and that the same man attended an important meeting between criminal elements and United States politicians last February. DENIES KNOWLEDGE Mr. DePalmo said he does not know any U.S. politicians. Nei- ther does he know Ben Nicoletti and Louis Tavana, described by Dr. Shulman as Mafia figures. He said that Dr. Shulman's charges are a "ridiculous ef- fort" by a man to gain recogni- tion and further his career. Dr. Shulman said in the legis- lature that the man named Di- Palma ran a jewelry shop in Hamilton and "for many years was a very active fence for or- ganized criminals___" Mr. DePalmo, who gave the interview in this Lake Erie community 28 miles south of Brantford, said he did at one time operate a jewelry business in Hamilton and slill lives in that city. He also operates a miniature golf course here and has a sum- mer home. He has been spend- ing summers here for five years, he said. Mr. DePalmo said he was born in Montreal, lived in Brantford for 35 years, and the other times he lived mostly in Hamilton. Guerrilla leader Yuer Ara- fat is "extremely dissatisfied" with the new Jordanian govern- ment and Is going to Cairo to complain to in Arab summit conference next week, Arab dip- lomatic Murces in Beirut re- ported. The conference Tuesday will bring together President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Col. Muammar Kadafi of Libya and Sudan's president, Gen. Jaafar el Nu- mairi. guartntors of peace pact between Hussein and the guer- rillas which ended last month's civil war, Arafat hold: the three countries responsible for seeing that the agreement is carried, out, the informants said. The king and Arafat reached a ceasefire agreement Sept. 27 and signed other accords Oct. 1 and Oct. 13. Sporadic fighting continued as guerrilla and army leaders sat in Amman last Sat- urday with a three-man Arab peace mission and went over a "final" agreement to end hostil- ities. Sunday night, 'for 'first .ime since the war broke out, no shooting was reported in Amman or the rest of Jordan. The situation .had remained quiet since then. ARABS SURPRISED Hussein's announcement ap- parently took the rest of the Arab world by surprise. Egypt called home its ambassador to Jordan, Osman Mori, for con- sultation, .and the semi-official Cairo newspaper Al Ahram called the king's move "a grave wlitical development." It )uoted reports decribing. Tell "severe executor of policy." Al Ahram also reported that as an "extreme rightist" and a Egypt, Libya 'and Sudan will lold a summit meeting in Cairo next Tuesday to discuss die po- itical and military situation in the Middle East. The meeting was: scheduled for last month iut was postponed because of President Nasser's death. JORDAN LEADER-Wilfi Tell, a veteran politician staunchly loyal to King Hus- sein and opposed letlvtties of Palestinian guerrUlu, Is the new prime minister ot Jordan. Tell, 50, leads Jor- dan's third government in six weeki. President Egypt will Anwar meet Sadat of with Col. Uaammar Kadafi of Libya and Uaj.-Gen. Jaafar el Numairi of Sudan. .Al Ahram said one of heir mam topics will be 'America's intensification of military and economic aid to Is- rael in encouragement of ag- gresion of Arab lands." Vote Favors Legalization Of Drags CALGARY (CP) Students at the'University at Calgary voted 70 per cent in favor Wed- nesday of legalizing marijuana and hashish, but only 628 of 000 eligible voters cast balioti. Of those, 423 favored legali- zation, 123 opposed the move and 73 spoiled their ballots. Student's Unior President Rod Burgess said many itu- dents were not interested in the vote and walked past polling stations without sopping. Firm Switches To Newspaper Advertising EDMONTON (CP) Impe- rial Tobacco Products Ltd. an- nounced here it will introduce its- newest cigarette without ad- vertising on television. "This is the first as far back as my memory goet that we have not used televi- said Ian Murray, firm's vice-president of mar- keting. He said the introduction "will use radio and newspapers in a 1 i g h t-hearted campaign cause "the industry traditional- ly has taken itself too serious- WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT NOON CO ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lethbridge .......51 "incher Creek Medicine Hat 'ermilion...... Edmonton asper Bailiff....... Jranbrook...... Coronation..... fictoria....... 'enticton........49 "rince George 49 {amloops....... 51 'ancouver...... 52 askatoon....... 36 .eglna......... 36 Knnipeg........ 37 Thunder Bay 'oronto 24 56 32 36 15 35 17 39 19 48 23 46 25 32 18 28 53 23 56 32 25 32 29 31 28 31 33 50 27 53 45 Ottawa Montreal 52 28 52 28 St. John's........38 32 .27 Halifax 48 34 Federicton 51 29 Charlottetown .45 35 Chicago 63 37 New York....... 55 40 Miami .06 .35 80 73 .03 Washington 58 50 85 63 Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas MORE FORECAST: Lcthbridgc Medicine Hat and Friday: Suany. Lows tonight 25-30, highs at the 50s. Columbia, Kootenay Sunny today and Friday. Some cloud in rvalleys Friday mor- ning. Continuing cold. Highs to- day and Friday 45-50. Lows to- night 20-30. Women Barred WASHINGTON (Reuter) A proposal to admit women as members of the National Press Club failed to gain the neces- sary two-thirds majority, it was announced last night. A mail referendum of the club's active members resulted in 522 voting to approve women mem- bership, 213 opposed nnci four abstaining. BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for all-around uses WINTER TIMl !S PLANNING TIME See Ut Today For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- bridge district are bare and dry and in good driving con- dition. Highway 2 Canvay to Red Deer is bare and dry. Red Deer to Edmonton still has slippery sections. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitted chains are required while travelling through the Rogers Pass. The Logan Pass is now closed for the season. Creston Salmo highway Is bare and dry. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours: Ca'rway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 0 p.m. hours: '.m.- Roosevillc, B.C. 9 a.m. to G p.m.; Kingsgatc, 24 rs; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. ;