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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD September 3, 1974 News In brief Radio men end strike THE CANADIAN PRESS Air and marine radio oper- ators in several Canadian cities today began ending a 24- hour partial withdrawal of service. About 300 of Canada's radio operators, demanding wage parity with air traffic controllers, refused from mid- night Sunday night to transmit non emergency messages. Indians remove blockade CAHE CREEK, B.C. (CP) Armed Indians blocking Highway 12 north of this British Columbia interior community removed their barricade Monday, an hour and a half after the noon deadline set the previous day. The Indians, led by Bonaparte Chief Ken Basil, had blocked the road Saturday for the second time within a month to back their demands for better housing conditions on their reserve. Montreal buses roll again MONTREAL (CP) City buses rolled out of municipal garages at a.m. EDT to- day, resuming service sus- pended during the long Labor Day weekend while super- visory personnel carried out maintenance checks. It marked the third con- secutive weekend that bus service was interrupted by the transit commission, leaving uio city without public tran- sportation. 18 die in B.C. mishaps THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 10 persons died in traffic accidents and six in water mishaps in British Columbia during the Labor Day weekend. Two others are missing and presumed drowned. During last year's Labor Day weekend, 15 died in ac- cidents, 11 of those in traffic mishaps. ECM ag ministers meet BRUSSELS (Reuter) Common Market farm ministers started an emergency one-day meeting today to discuss ways of help- ing the community's 10 million farmers, squeezed by soaring costs and falling live- stock prices. As the meeting started, bus- loads of armed police took up strategic positions around the Common Market head- quarters to ward off possible demonstrations by angry farmers. U.S. coal miners negotiate WASHINGTON (AP) The United Mine Workers and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association open negotiations today in an effort to reach agreement on a new industry wide contract before the current three year pact ex- pires Nov. 12. The miners have traditionally followed a "no contract, no work" policy. Students protest Selassie ADDIS ABABA (AP) Ethiopia's new military rulers sent riot police into the main streets of A.ddis Ababa today following the first demonstrations against Emperor Haile Selassie ever seen in the kingdom. Several hundred students gathered on the campus of the national university Monday chanting "Hang Haile Se- lassie." Strike lowers CNE gate TORONTO fCP) The Toronto transit strike has been blamed for the almost nine-per-cent drop in atten- dance at the Canadian National Exhibition this year. The fair closed its 20-day run Monday with a total atten- dance figure of a drop of 317.300 from last year's mark. Soviet writer gets visa MOSCOW (Reuter) Anatoli Levitin-Krasnov. the leading dissident religious writer in the Soviet Union, has received official permission to emigrate, friends said Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS Kashalos. 89, noted Greek-Cypriot painter, in hospital after being BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE today. They said the 58-year-old writer, a longtime cam- paigner for human rights, collected an exit visa to Israel Monday and will leave Sept. 12. beaten up two weeks ago by- Turkish troops. E. Weigh- tman. 72. vice-president and general manager of the Cana- dian operations of Tidewater Oil Co. for 25 years before his retirement. Arnold Taylor. 76, chairman of the board of Stoodleigh Restaurants Ltd.. following a long illness. 104 Canadians die during weekend Last minute tan Those lazy, hazy days of summer are corning to an end. Two Lethbridge sun lovers found this week- end just right to finish up a tan as there won't be many warm sunny days left. Angelica Vos, 10, 939 7th St. A S., and Susan Van Dooren, 12, 3308 Lakeside Road, have their last fling at Henderson Lake pool, which closed Sept. 2 for the winter. Attempt to halt Toronto bus strike fails, Davis concedes TORONTO (CP) Metropolitan Toronto's roads fell into rush-hour chaos today in a combination of school opening, rain and the 23rd day of a strike tying up all public transit. rain and the back-to- school traffic have made it the worst we've ever said Pat Curran of the Ontario Mo- tor League. Provincial police said the Don Valley Parkway, an ex- press route into downtown Toronto from the northeast boroughs of Metro, was totally blocked by a.m. EDT and advised commuters reaching the area by Highway 401 to take another route to the core. The Queen Elizabeth Way from the west was stop-and- go, and southbound traffic on Highway 400 leading into the western part of Metro was blocked when a tractor-trailer jack knifed in the northern part of the region. Schools expected a reduced turnout, and Ed McKeown, Toronto's associate director of education. si.id it might be as low as 70 per cent in secon- dary schools. Metro's separate school board, which relies on Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses to cover 89 routes for elementary students, has hired private carriers for 80 of the runs. Meanwhile, members of the Amalgamated Transit after ignoring back- to-work legislation passed by the Ontario legislature early were voting today on whether to return to the job Wednesday. An attempt by Premier Wil- liam Davis Monday to get them back to work today failed. Meetings between Labor Minister John MacBeth with officials of the TTC and the union failed. After they were over, Mr. MacBeth told reporters he and Metropolitan Toronto Chairman Paul Godfrey "could do little more than ex- press our regrets about the situation." He would not say what he discussed with Leonard Moynehan, Local 113 president, and two other union representatives. Mr. Moynehan emerged from his 20-minute session with the minister to say that todav's secret ballot of the un- ion membership would proceed in the TTC's division offices. The men will also sign up for their work assignments while the balloting proceeds, he said. Mr. Moynehan said the re- sults of the ballot, which will decide whether the strik- ing workers will go back to the TTC and Gray Coach Lines jobs by midnight tonight, should be known by about EDT. Mr. MacBeth said as far as he is concerned, the union's vote is "an illegal procedure." The TTC was also planning to meet today to decide if legal action should be taken. THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 104 persons had died in accidents across Canada when the three-day Labor Day weekend ended midnight Mon- day of them in traf- fic. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Monday night also showed 22 persons drowned, two died of carbon- monoxide poisoning and a 16- year-old youth was run over by a tractor The Canada Safety Council estimated between 85 and 95 persons would die on Canadian roads during the holiday Hurricane Carmen loses force MERIDA, Mexico (AP) Hurricane Carmen lost much of its force early today as it crossed the Yucatan Penin- sula and headed into the Gulf of Mexico, but was expected to regain strength as it moved over open water. Three dead were reported in its path. The storm's broad and dis- organized centre was located early today about 50 miles east of Carnpeche and the centre winds had dropped to a minimal hurricane force of 75 m.p.h. Carmen was expected to move into the Bay of Campeche today, but forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Centre in Miami said it is too early to predict what areas of land may be threatened once the storm reaches open water. With top winds of 175 miles an hour as it hit Yucatan's east coast Monday, Carmen was the strongest storm to come out of the western Caribbean since Hurricane Hattie in 1961. But though Hat- tie killed 250 persons in Belize, thtmcapital of what was then British Honduras, the only- casualties reported so far from Carmen were three per- drowned last weekend near Kingston. Jamaica. weekend. During the same period last year, 88 persons died in traffic mishaps. The 79 traffic deaths, added to 57 during the week, brought to the unofficial count of persons killed so far this year on Canadian roads. Ontario had 29 traffic deaths and four drownings. Quebec reported 15 traffic fatalities, six drownings, two carbon- monoxide poisonings and the youth killed by the tractor. British Columbia had 10 traffic deaths and eight drow- nings. Six persons died in traf- fic in Saskatchewan and one was drowned. Alberta and New Brunswick each had four traffic deaths. Nova Scotia had four traffic deaths and one drowning, while Manitoba had three traf- fic deaths and a drowning. Two died in traffic mishaps in Prince Edward Island. Newfoundland had two traffic deaths and one drowning. The survey does not include industrial fatalities, slayings or known suicides. Heath's yacht sinks LONDON (AP) Hurricane winds battered the southern coasts of Britain for the second day today and sank former prime minister Edward Heath's rac- ing yacht Morning Cloud. Heath was not aboard, but two of the yacht's seven crew members were lost. The Morning Cloud capsized and sank as the crew was sail- ing it down the English Channel toward Cowes, its home port in the Isle of Wight. The five survivors spent eight hours on a liferaft in the rag- ing seas before they were picked up. A helicopter later picked up the body of one of the missing men. It was Heath's second rac- ing yacht named Morning Cloud, and its predecessor, which Heath sold to a businessman, also was wreck- ed by the storm today. China says India trying to annex Himalayan state Archbishop smuggled arms three times, Israelis say PEKING (AFP) Peking reacted sharply today to In- dia's plan to make the kingdom of Sikkim an 483 die in U.S. on weekend CHICAGO Ac- cidents on United States highways killed 483 persons during the Labor Day holiday period. Cold, rainy weather may have kept many Americans home and helped reduce the toll. The National Safety Council estimated before the holiday began that 450 to 550 persons might die in highway ac- its lowest estimate for a Labor Day in more than 10 years. The council cited the new national speed limit of 55 miles an hour as the reason for the Jow estimate. associate state of India, suggesting that the plan was dictated behind the scenes by the Soviet Union. The Chinese communist party newspaper People's Daily denounced the Indian plan, as a "flagrant act of colonialist expansion" which would result in "annexation" of the little Himalayan kingdom located on the Tibetan border. "The Chinese people strong- ly denounce this despicable act of the Indian government." the paper said in an article signed Commen- tator, which means the author is a top official. "Really, the Indian ex- pansionists and their protec- tor, the Soviet revisionist renegade clique, are blind men and it said. The paper said that three years ago India dismembered Pakistan by force with the support of the Soviet Union and that it recently exploded an atomic bomb "to make nuclear blackmail and nuclear menace in the South Asia region." "The expansionist and ag- gressive ambitions of India are in no way limited to the annexation of this little Himalayan the paper said. JERUSALEM (AP) The Greek Catholic archbishop of Jerusalem, Msgr. Hilarion Capudji, made three arms- smuggling runs for the Al Fatah guerrilla group and met with two senior Al Fatah of- ficials, said a charge sheet presented today to a Jerusalem district court. The charge sheet identified the two guerrilla officials by their code Jidah, head of the Black September terrorists, and Abu Fsras. head of Al Fatah operations in the west bank territory seized by Israel from Jordan in the 1967 war. The 49-year-old Synar. pre- late, known for his militant anti-Israeli views, was arrested Aug. 8 on his way back from Lebanon, and the government announced later that a large quantity of arms and explosives were found in his car. He will appear in court Wednesday for arraignment on three charges of subversive activity contact with a foreign agent, illegal posses- sion of arms and explosives, and performing services for an unlawful organization. Informed sources said the government is considering putting the archbishop on trial and deporting him if he is con- victed. Junk mail was too much CALGARY (CP) A former postal employee who wouldn't deliver third class junk" mail was fined and placed on a year's proba- tion Saturday. -James Edward King. 24. of Calgary pleaded guilty to charges that he failed to deliver the mail during Jan- uary and June of this year. Nine bags holding about 600 pieces each of third class mail, including store adver- tisements and hand outs from organizations, were found in King's home and garage when postal inspectors raided it in June, said crown prosecutors. Fertilizer shortage adds to famines By VICTOR K. McELHENY New York Times Service NEW YORK A worldwide shortage ol fertilizer, gripping rich and poor nations alike, is noRtnfln COSMETICS introduces... a Story of Fashion and Color colors. Chromablend ol fibers -s per- rnarieriSly styled and curled and