Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbrldge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1974 54 Pages 15 CENTS Mozambique street battle toll rising CIVIL SERVANTS CANCEL 'ILLNESS' EDMONTON (CP) A promise by the Alberta government for immediate action on grievances by civil servants cancelled plans for government clerical workers across the province to book off sick today. Bill Ives, chief negotiator with the Civil Service Association of Alberta, said after a meeting Tuesday with government of- ficials that he has been promised that im- mediate action will be taken to remedy grievances. The government will first examine the chief grievance, he said. This concerned government hiring policy, which, the union said, often means that new employees receive better pay than those with several years of service. LISBON (AP) More than 100 bodies have been counted and "many more have not yet been recovered" in street bat- tles in the Mozambique capital of Lourenco Marques following collapse of a white rebellion, a Portuguese army captain reported today via Radio Lisbon. The captain, who did not give his name, was in charge of the Lourenco Marques radio station, headquarters of a three-day revolt by white settlers that ended Tuesday when they surrendered. Many blacks responded to the collapse of the white movement by going on a ram- page, "destroying houses and shops, killing, burning and the captain said. "They are in a state of ex- treme psychological he said. A communique issued here by Portuguese Prime Minister Vasco Goncalves said the-situ- ation in Lourenco Marques re- mains "extremely tense." It said the Portuguese army and police "are having ex- treme difficulty in preventing new clashes which are fre- quently breaking out in different parts of the city." Three companies of Portu- guese commandos were flown to Lourenco Marques from northern Mozambique to rein- force the troops and police trying to restore order in the capital, the communique said. Normal telephone and tele- type communications between Lisbon and Lourenco Marques were cut at midnight Tuesday night. Goncalves' communique said "a serious food problem has been created by the dis- orders, mainly for the (black) African population, and the army has begun distributing food to the needy." White settlers in the capital of the southeast African territory seized the radio station, the airport and other key points Saturday. The action came following the signing of an agreement to give control of the territorial govenment to Frelimo, the African guerrilla movement that in 10 years has fought the Portuguese army to a stand- still in Mozambique. Man killed in fiery crash DAVE BLY photo Magrath firemen hose down a burning grain truck that caught fire after it crashed into a ditch about seven miles south of Magrath Tuesday after- noon. The driver and lone occupant was killed. He was identified as Helmut Rudolph, 55, of Del Bonita. Witnesses said the truck apparently swerved to miss people working on a stalled school bus. The truck left the road and-hit a drainage ditch, causing the loaded box to crash into the cab. By- standers trying to pry open a door to rescue the driver were driven back by the fire. RCMP are still investigating. Ford clarifies pardon scheme WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford will weigh Watergate pardon requests on a case-by-case basis, Republican congressional leaders said today. Their statement, after a meeting with Ford, altered drastically Inside When staff writer George Stephenson start- ed his day in a wheelchair at his desk in The Heraid newsroom this week there were a'few minor inconveniences. Only when he tackled the curbside world one storey down that things got difficult Story on Page 13. Classified........16-20 Comics............32 Comment...........i> District............15 Loral Markets...........33 Sports...........23-26 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 'Just LOW TONIGHT HIGH TOURS. 55; COOL, WINDY. the position announced by a White House spokesman less than 24 hours earlier. Amid a wave of congressional protests over possible pardons, Senator Hugh Scott (Rep. Pa.) and Representative John Rhodes (Rep. Ariz.) met with the president for an hour and 45 minutes. After that session they issued a presidential statement, then discussed Ford's position on possible pardons for Watergate case defendants and said no study of blanket pardons is being conducted. That ran counter to the posi- tion disclosed Tuesday by act- ing White House press secre- tary John Hushen. who had said: "The question of par- dons is under study." Hushen had said the study involved all individuals accused or con- victed of Watergate-related crimes. While Hushen would not elaborate Tuesday, his an- nouncement indicated that the White House is taking the initiative in considering par- dons for Watergate defen- dants, and that a study involv- ing all such cases was under wav. The Ford statement, read by Scott, emphasized that a study is conducted on any re- quest made for the pardoning of any individual. Joey Smallwood seeks political comeback ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) SmaUwood, the man who led Newfoundland into Confederation, said today he wants to become premier again. Mr. Smallwood, 73, who retired from politics in 1972 after his first election defeat in 22 years as premier, announced he would seek the leadership of the Liberal party at a convention.here Oct. 25-26. "I am convinced that if the Liberal convention in Oc- tober truly reflects the feeling of the Newfoundland people, then I will be chosen of leading the campaign against the present government in the next general Mr. Smallwood told a news conference. The only other declared candidate for the leadership is Ed Roberts, chosen party chief following Mr. Small wood's retirement from politics in February. 1972. Mr. Smallwood resigned his Liberal government in January, 1972, after a series of recounts and court hearings showed the Progressive Conservatives were the victorsvin.an October. 1971 election. Second Canadian soldier killed in Cyprus conflict NICOSIA (CP-AFP) A Canadian soldier killed in Nicosia Tuesday night was shot when Greek-Cypriot National Guard troops opened fire on a UN patrol, a UN spokesman said today. Spokesman Riidi Stajduhar said Pie. Joseph Jean-Claude Berger. 22. of Rimouski. Que.. was hit in the head when seven shots were fired from a Na- tional Guard position near the so-called Green Line separating Greek-and Turkish-Cypriol areas of the capital. Stajduhar said a UN investi- gation showed that the patrol vehicle halted about 200 yards from the National Guard posi- tion and turned to drive off when shots rang out. He said the UN command is making a strong protest to the National Guard. Pte. Burger was the second Canadian killed in Cyprus fighting. Pte. Joseph Lionel Gilbert Perron. 20. of Montreal was shot Aug. 6 after his patrol car was stopped at a checkpoint in Nicosia. Food, housing cost rise slows OTTAWA (CP) Higher food prices continued to be the big item pushing up the con- sumer price by one per cent in Canada reported today. Increased housing costs was the other major item in the rise as the index level was 10.8 per cent above that of August 1973. There was a 1.4 per cent gain in the food index but Statistics Canada says this is about half the average rate of increase in this component index between July and August since 1971. The housing index was up nine-tenths of one per cent in August. The all-items index for Au- gust was at 169.6. Stated an- other way the mix of con- sumer items which could be bought for in 1961 cost in August, in July and in August, 1973. The consumer price index is based on a 1967 survey of fam- ily spending patterns and weights of major component indexes are: Food, 25 per cent; housing, 31 per cent; clothing, 11 per cent; tran- sportation, 15 -per cent; and other items 18 per cent. Most food items for home consumption increased in price in August. An exception was fresh vegetables which normally drop in price in late summer but this year's decline of 18.4 per cent between July and August was more than normal. Pork prices rose 8.8 per cent in August, beef prices 4.2 per cent and fresh fruit 3.5 per cent. Sugar prices were up 12.6 per cent to.a level 160 per cent above that of a year earlier. The August level of the food index was 14.3 per cent higher than the level of 12 months earlier. During the year the index for restaurant meals went up by 20.2 per cent and for food eaten at home 13.2 per cent. Higher house prices, record mortgage levels and increas- ed repair costs pushed the housing index up 9.4 per cent above last August. Rents contributed a relatively small amount to the August rise, up only three-tenths of one per cent in the month, A nine-tenths of one per cent average increase in new car prices .accounted for most of the rise in the transportation index, up six-tenths of one per cent in August and 10.5 per cent in the 12-month period. The clothing index rose by five-tenths of one per cent to a level 10.8 per cent above last August. There was a general advance in clothing prices last month. There was a 1.5-per-cent increase in the health and per- sonal care index and more than half of the monthly rise attributed to higher prices for haircuts for men and women. Plane crashes CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) An Eastern Air Lines jetliner carrying 78 passengers and a crew of four crashed today as it approached fog-shrouded Douglas Municipal Airport here. There appeared to be only 13 survivors. .Consumer Price Index Let Parliament deal with prices, Tories suggest By PETER THOMSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Conservative leader Robert Stanfield Tuesday demanded an immediate recall of Parliament to tackle serious economic problems. The decision was discussed at an all-day meeting of the 95- member Tory caucus which was called to discuss economic conditions, and to determine, Conservative strategy in the upcoming ses- sion of Spokesmen said the caucus was disturbed by "the drift to higher unemployment" and continuing inflation. They also declared that labor disputes require Parliamentary atten- the Van- couver grain handlers' strike and the tie up of great lakes shipping. A nine-man committee was selected to serve as a fact- finding mission on the controversial strike-lock out of grain handlers which has halted grain shipments through Vancouver. The committee will talk to both sides in the dispute to try to clarify several points, and to be prepared should Parlia- ment be recalled to deal with the issue. Stanfield told reporters the caucus would concentrate on the likelihood of a recession "and the failure of the govern- ment's anti-inflationary policies, and he said un- employment figures were not very encouraging. Mother's milk appeal issued A Kimberley woman is look- ing for nursing mothers in southwester British Columbia to donate mother's milk to Help feed her son Wesley, born with an allergy to all foods and liquids. Karen Barraclough told The Herald today she has not been able to acquire enough milk in that area. She has since had to approach the milk bank of Western Canada in Vancouver for the 40-punces of mother's milk the nine-month-old child needs each week. But the milk bank has received poor response from nursing mothers to help bolster its milk supply and the last of its reserves is to be sent to Mrs. Barraclough. she said. Because the bank is also try- ing to supply two United States babies with milk. Mrs. Barraclough said she would like contact with donors in the Cranbrook Kimberley area. The milk donated to Wesley would be a supplement to what she can supply. The baby has just started eating small amounts of solid food and Mrs. Barraclough expects her son to outgrow his allergy as his system matures. The milk from the Van- couver bank is flown free aboard Pacific Western Airlines to babies who need it. Mrs. Barraclough said nurs- ing mothers in the Crows Nest Pass or Southern Alberta who want to help could donate milk and arrange to have it flown free by PWA to the Vancouver bank. "Mothers could start a group to send milk to the bank." she said. SMitandhMrd About town Rose Mabon being awarded the order of the fruit cocktail at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Patsy Patterson astounding the rest of her Grade 5 class at Westminster School with an 18-pound puff ball. Kissinger'most alarmed9 by Allende threat By SEYMOUR M. HERSH New York Times Service WASHINGTON The Central Intelligence Agency, citing national cen- sored the first printed account of some of the agency's clandestine activities against President Salvador Allende of Chile from a recently published expose of the intelligence establishment, well-informed sources said today. The sources said the book, "The CIA. and the Cult of Intelligence." written by two former government intelligence officials, initially included" a detailed descrip- tion of the internal debates in 1970 before the Nixon ad- ministration reportedly tried covertly Jo prevent Allende's victory in the Chilean national elections of September, 1970. After a lengthy battle in federal courts, over prior cen- sorship, the 434 page book was published in June with blank space where 168 passages were deleted. Much of the chapter dealing with Chile, titled "The Clandestine Theory." was heavily censored in that manner. The CIA had argued that those deletions and 177 other passages it unsuccessfully sought to censor would "cause grave and irreparable damage to the US if published. As initially written, the sources said, the book's chapter on Chile began with the following quote from Henry Kissinger, who was then serving as adviser on national security to president Richard M. Nixon: "1 don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people." According to the book, Kissinger made the comment while chairman of a meeting of the secret "40 committee." the high level review panel that oversees and authorizes clandestine CIA activities. The meeting took place on June 27.1970. according to the sources, a few months before the Marxist leader won the presidential election. Thus far Kissinger has refused to comment publicly on the reports published Sun- day that the CIA. acting at the specific direction of the Nixon administration, was authoriz- ed to spend more than million between J970 and 3973 in an effort to make it im- possible for Allendc to govern. The Allende government was overthrown last September in a military coup in which the Chilean leader died. Shortly after the coup. Kissinger told the Senate foreign relations committee that "the CIA had nothing to do with the coup to the best of my knowledge and belief." Other government officials, in their appearances before Congressional committees. have gone farther, insisting Dial Ihe administration followed a policy of non intervention toward the Amende regime. Kissinger has been describ- ed by a number of officials with first hand knowledge as having been among those most alarmed in the Nixon ad- ministration about Allende's rise to power.