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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Wednesday, October 31, 1973 News In brief Share missile knowledge WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is expected to .share in the knowledge gained by Israel in its capture of an advanced Soviet-built missile unit. U.S. government sources re- port the Israeli army captured intact an SA-6 anti-aircraft system, which inflicted heavy losses on Israel's U.S equipped air force in its first combat test during the latest Middle East war U S military officials are anxious to learn in detail how the SA-6 operates, and how to foil it. It is believed U.S ex-, perts may work with Israeli technicians in studying the system. The deadly accuracy of the Soviet-built weapons alarmed both Israeli and U.S military officials GM strike deadline set DETROIT (AP) The United Auto Workers union has authorized a Nov. 19 strike deadline against General Mo- lors m the United States, a Nov. 26 deadline for General Motors of Canada and a Nov. 16 deadline for Ford of Canada UAW president Leonard Woodcock, announcing the dates Tuesday, said all three could be postponed if bargain- ing committees requested it. The deadlines set by the UAW international executive board are part of the UAW drive to achieve early contract settlements with all the auto companies. Fire threatens museum LOS ANGELES (Reuter) A mountain fire leaping from ridge to ridge in the Santa Monica Mountains swept up to the edge of the heavily- populated Pacific Palisades area today and threatened priceless art treasures No homes were burned and only one minor injury to a po- liceman was reported. A total of 68 fire units fought the blaze which broke out ear- ly Tuesday afternoon in the picturesque Topanga Canyon area, a leading artist and hip- pie colony. They provided a protective firefighting line for the wealthy Pacific Palisades suburb and special units were assigned to protect the John Paul Getty Museum with its priceless collection of Baro- que and impressionist pain- tings. More than 200 residents were evacuated from one fire- threatened tract in the Sunset Mesa area Tuesday afternoon. Meir leaves for U.S. TEL AVIV Golda Meir left today for the United States to talk with President Nixon about Israel's ceasefire with Egypt and Syria and the prospects for peace negotiations with the Arabs. "There are naturally prob- lems that have to be dis- cussed." she said, but "I am leaving with the true feeling that they will be discussed in friendship Maj.-Gen. Aharov Yariv. the assistant chief of staff, ac- companied Mrs. Meir, and travelled on a jumbo jet of El Al. the Israeli airline, that was filled with commer- cial passengers Lighting order quashed EDMONTON (CP) Mr. Justice S. S Lieberman of the Alberta Supreme Court Tues- day quashed an order which required the owners of nine older high-rise apartment buildings to install emergency lighting systems for fire es- cape stairwells. He said Fiore Com- missioner Austin Bridges, who issued the order, did not have jurisdiction to do so. All the buildings were constructed before 1969, when no supplemental power source for stairwell lights was re- quired. They were approved by fire authorities at the time of construction Cholera in 28 lands GENEVA (Reuter) A total of 13 countries in Africa. 14 in Asia and one in Europe reported outbreaks of cholera so far this year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The disease caused 25 deaths in Italy and 25 im- ported cases were reported in France. Britain, Sweden, and West Germany. One case was reported in Texas. The last previous case in the United States was in 1911. Gl amour Furs from...CANADIAN FURRIERS Looks will linger longer in a fur from Canadian Furriers Glamour, warmth and comfort will be yours in one of our exciting creations of Muskrat or Mink, Persian Lamb or Fox. to USE YOUR CHARQEX OR MASTERCHARGE CARD Your Authorized Canada Majestic Mink Retailer CANADIAN FURRIERS "In A Tradition of Quality" Paramount Theatre Bldg. 4th Ave. S. MPs discuss women''s rights Barrett attacks doctors on closed-shop mentality VICTORIA (CP) -Premier Dave Barrett attacked the medical profession in British Columbia Tuesday, saying it is time the doctors moved out of their closed-shop mentality into "the real world." The premier's remarks came during debate on a Social Credit amendment that a bill establishing a medical centre in the province be hoisted for six months. Mr Barrett accused the doctors of being "elitists" and "a backward closed union shop that hasn't looked forward for years "The doctors of this province must start to move away from the centralist concept and get out into the real world." SEEK OPINION The premier said it was the intent of the legislation to provide more of a cross sec- tion of opinion from the com- munity into the decisions affecting health care in the province One of the objectives of the new medical centre, which will co-ordinate and plan medical education as well as advanced forms of medical treatment, will be to turn out more doctors, he said. The medical school at the University of B.C has kept the graduate number down to 80 a year, he said, but this will hopefully be increased to 160 a year. Mr Barrett said any attempt to delay passage of the legislation was a commit- ment to "the old lockstep concept that only the elite in our society know best Bob McClelland (SC Langley) had called for the six-month delay, saying the members should first see the report of Dr Richard Foulkes who has been conducting a study of the province's health need's for the past year. The Social Credit amend- ment was defeated by a vote of 37-to-14 with the Conser- vatives voting with the Brief asks probe into earnings of grain companies RED DEER (CP) The Palhser Wheat Growers Association says the earnings of gram-handling companies should be fully investigated before the federal government permits higher handling and storage tariffs. The organization of prairie wheat growers made the statement in a brief presented to Canadian Grain Commis- sion tariff hearings which began today. The Palliser brief said the Grain Commission did not live up to its responsibilities under the Canada Grain Act when it allowed rate increases to grain-handling companies without proving the increases were ncessary. The brief calls for the elimination of storage fees paid to elevator companies for grain held at country elevators, because the storage change, which amounts to about one cent a bushel per month, "tends to inhibit the efficient movement of grain The brief questions the need for having two agencies: The Canadian Wheat Board and the Canadian Grain Com- mission, negotiating fees and tariffs with grain-handling companies. An Alberta Grain Commis- sion brief also said the Cana- dian Grain Commission is not properly doing its job of investigating all requests for tariff increases The Alberta brief said there should be a public accounting of all items in the tariffs charged and each item should be substantiated by actual need. government against Social Credit and Liberals. After a short debate on the principle of the legislation, it was given approval in princi- ple by a vote of 36-to-14 with the same lineup Conser- vatives with the government against Social Credit and Liberals Dr G Scott Wallace (PC Oak Bay) said he would vote against the amendment because he could see some real value in the legislation and didn't think it worthwhile to wait for the Foulkes report because "I am not sure he knows what he is talking about." He said he felt there was a "human attitude" toward health care in the bill which never existed under the previous Social Credit Government. Dr. Pat McGeer (L Vancouver-Point Grey) said he disagreed with the legisla- tion because it would place medical education under the control of a board of non- medical people. Earlier in the day, opposi- tion parties voiced strong op- position to legislation setting up a department of transpor- tation and communications, saying the bill gave too much power to Transport Minister Bob Strachan Alex Fraser (SC Cariboo) said the Social Credit party was vigorously opposed to the bill because it gives the minister the power to take over any of the methods or means of transmitting infor- mation. No public holiday on Nov. 12 iMascot Israeli troopers at the cease-fire line of the West Bank of the Suez Canal in- duct an Egyptian goat into their ranks as mascot by giving it a helmet. Border warning OTTAWA (CP) Women's rights, or a lack of them, got an airing in the Commons Tuesday as some MPs pleaded the case for allowing housewives to join the Canada Pension Plan. They made their pitches as the Commons went into a sec- ond day of debate on changes proposed to tie plan benefits to the rising consumer price index and to raise the level of contributions. Welfare Minister Marc La- londe hopes the. changes will be approved in time for them to take effect Jan. 1. The bill containing the changes would remove a two- percent limit on annual cost- of-living increases in the pen- sions. The removal would be retroactive, meaning im- mediate back payments of between eight and 20 per cent to pensioners. The bill also would raise the maximum pensionable ear- nings ceiling to in 1974 and to in 1975. This would increase the maximum level of annual contributions to about by next year from and to about by 1975. By 1975, maximum benefits would rise to a month from the present and by 1980 they could be about All parties have agreed to the changes and the provinces, which must approve the amendments by a two-thirds majority, have given unanimous consent. The women's rights issue was raised first Tuesday by Grace Maclnnis couver The 68-year-old widow praised Mr. Lalonde for drafting the bill but said it ig- nores women. Mrs. Maclnnis said that widowers of female contributors are not entitled to their wive's pensions now unless they are disabled at the time of the spouse's death and were maintained by the wife before her demise. Housewives, as equal part- ners in a family, should be able to share in the Canada Pension Plan as contributors and full recipients, Mrs. Maclnnis said. "Let me urge on the minister that it is not good enough for the government to go around giving lip service to the rights of women." The government should begin implementing the report of the 1970 royal com- mission on the status of women which recommended more equality for women, she said. The Canada Pension Plan was a good place to start. Her remarks were backed by several male speakers representing the Liberal and Conservative parties Frank Oberle George-Peace River) said ex- clusion of housewives from the plan is a serious question. "Should a woman who has spent the better part of her life raising children and tending to family matters be excluded from the Canada Pension he asked. He said the government also should look at the case of a woman whose husband has deserted or divorced her In this situation, she would have to fall back on "acknowledged inadequate payments offered by old-age security and the guaranteed income supplement." Maurice Foster said support for equal treatment of men and women under the plan is spreading and there is the possibility that housewives soon will be included. issued Cominco ordered to improve its pollution control BELFAST (AP) Protes- tant Militants warned today they plan to seal off Northern Ireland's border with the Irish republic in a bid to blunt guerrilla raids. "We are determined the border shall be said a spokesman for the Lon- donderry brigade of the Ulster Defence Association (UDAj, the biggest Protestant paramilitary organization. "All roads will be clocked and manned 24 hours a day by patrols of thousands of UDA men. We need immediate ac- tion to make the border secure. "We therefore warn all Eire traffic not to cross the border after midnight." The association said its operation will start at mid- night tonight and continue un- til security forces were ordered in to close the 260- mile frontier. Protestant militants have recently intensified demands for the complete closure of the border They claim guerrillas of the Roman Catholic-based Irish Republican Army use the republic as a base for at- tacks Their warning followed a sudden surge of terrorism in Northern Ireland in the last few days, most of it blamed on the IRA. VANCOUVER (CP) The Workmen's Compensation Board Tuesday issued 30 orders for improved pollution control at Cominco Ltd 's lead-zinc smelter at Trail, in southeastern British Colum- bia. The Board issued the orders in a report on industrial hygiene at the plant. The WCB had earlier threatened to fine Cominco following company inaction on an earlier clean-up ordered by the board, but withdrew the fine after the company submitted a letter outlining the anti-pollution ac- tion it had taken or was plan- ning. The latest report said it is doubtful whether the smelter can ever operate without some degree of con- tamination. "It is a matter of striking an appropriate balance between the demands of production and the health of the work the report said. The WCB said the clean-up orders are aimed at DANCE and BASKET SOCIAL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE 324 4th Street South, Lethbridge open it 7 p.m. AdmlMlon LcdlM bringing buktt admitted frM. PrlMi lor 3 Music by PHILLIP ABERDEEN SENIOR and his NATIVE RAMBLERS "THURBER CARNIVAL" By JAMES THURBER Presented by the LCC HARLEQUIN PLAYERS in the LETHBRIDQE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AUDITORIUM Thursday, Friday, Saturday November 1, 2 and 3 at p.m. ADULTS STUDENTS Tickets available at Leister's or at Door EDMONTON (CP) Remembrance Day in Alberta will be observed Nov. 11 .despite the fact that it falls on ja Sunday this year, Labor Minister Bert Hohol said Tuesdav. Mr. Hohol said the provin- cial cabinet decided against proclaiming Monday, Nov. 12, a holiday because it would have created, in effect, two holidays in a row As a result, workers with a clause in their contracts say- ing they will receive another day off work when Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday will take the holiday Monday. But where there is no such clause or contract, it will be up to employers to decide whether the Monday following Remembrance Day will be a day off, said Mr. Hohol. Four major school boards in Edmonton and Calgary will conduct classes Nov. 12 but provincial civil servants will get the day off because of a clause in their wage agreement, he added. NIXON NOT INVOLVED IN ITT SETTLEMENT WASHINGTON White House turned over its entire ITT file to special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the documents "do not show any personal involvement by the president In the terms of the ITT settlement in the summer of a ranking White House official said Tuesday night. A White House aide's memorandum unearthed by the Senate Watergate com- mittee last August said one of the documents would "direct- ly involve the president" in the International Telephone and Telegraph anti-trust case and others would show numerous attempts by the White House to intervene in the justice department's handling of the legal dispute. The Nixon official's com- ments marked the first time a White House official has responded to the memo, written Marrh 30, 1972, by then-special presidential counsel Charles Colson and disclosed by the Senate Com- mittee. The White House of- ficial would not permit his name to be used. RICHARDSON SOURCE The response came after The Associated Press obtain- ed a letter by former attorney-general Elliot Richardson saying special prosecutor Cox had copies of five secret memoranda, including the one Colson said would involve the president. Nixon had Cox fired 10 days ago. eliminating longterm injury to health through inhalation or ingestion of contaminants. Clean-up measures demand- ed include installation of im- proved ventilating equipment, shielding of certain plant fur- naces, observance of strict personal hygiene procedures and quick repair of existing dust control devices when they break down The United Steelworkers of America local at the smelter has been highly critical of the company's pollution-control record. The WCB. however, noted that its concerns were not necessarily the same as the union's, in that the board's concern is with health, not working conditions. Launch talks OTTAWA (CP) Negotiations aimed at cutting back opposing military forces in Europe were launched in Vienna Tuesday, but Canadian officials say success is probably three or four years away. The aim of the 19-country conference on mutual and balanced force reductions in central Europe MBFR seems simple Diminish the danger and the rising costs of main- taining a military standoff between the Warsaw pact countries and the North Atlan- tic Treaty Organization NATO. But an external affairs department official said Tues- day that since negotiators see their own national security at stake, the bargaining will be long and tough. Resumes post ROME (AP) Pietro Nen- ni. 83. grand old man of Italian socialism, has been elected president of the Socialist par- ty. Nenni, a senator for life, returned Monday to the post he held for 23 years before resigning in 1969. DUNLOP FORD'S -RESELL-OUT Exhibition Pavilion November 6th to 10th OPTOMETRISTS DR. RALPH F. OLER announces his association with DR. DENNIS H. PITKIN Offices In two locations For appointments call 327-2596 562-8104 Blalrmoro ;