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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, Stpitmber 13, 1973 News in brief Kice supply short EDMONTON (CP) Chow mein and fried potatoes? A bleak prospect but not altogether far-fetched. Proprietors of Chinese restaurants in the city say they are having difficulty finding adequate rice supplies. They may have to look for a temporary sub- stitute. Flooding and poor weather delayed planting of this year's crop in the southern United States and wholesalers expect no large quantities of rice to arrive until next month. Auto strike deadline near DETROIT (AP) With the remaining hours in the United Auto Workers talks with Chrysler Corp. dwindling toward a Friday night strike deadline, a union official says there has been "a feeling of progress." But the expressions of op- timism were not reflected in agreements on any issues still dividing the company and the union after nearly 12 hours of negotiations Wednesday. "There was a feeling that progress had been made al- though there is nothing definite to UAW Vice-President Douglas Fraser told reporters. Fraser's remarks were ech- oed by UAW President Leonard Woodcock, who said late Wednesday: "I think it is fair to say we have very good discussion without reaching any conclusions." Woodcock added: "We are still hopeful that there will be, and c3n be, an agreement." Chrysler apparently was optimistic, too. Guard killed in bank robbery MONTREAL (CP) Police searched today for a gang of armed bandits who shot dead a Brinks security guard and wounded his driver Wednes- day in a robbery that netted at least One man is in custody, and oolice said thev have the bullet riddled, blood-spattered getaway car in which he was fleeing, as well as weapons used in the robbery. Police said three or four bandits es- caped. There was a doubly-tragic twist to the death of Claude Vienneau, 35-year-old father of one five-month old son, who died in the first exchange of gunfire. It was his birthday and he was filling in on his normal day off for another employee. Heart transplant airlifted SAN FRANCISCO (Reuter) The heart of a murdered 29- year-old man was flown 40 miles by helicopter Wednes- day for a heart transplant operation at Stanford Medical Centre here. It was the first-time in 62 heart transplant operations that Stanford surgeon Dr. Norrnan Shymway had operated without having the donor's body in his operating The helicopter transfer from Oakland's Highland Hospital took about 20 to 25 minutes, a Stanford spokesman said. "The heart can remain viable outside the body in a cold saline solution for up to two the spokesman said. Dr. Shumway flew to High- land Hospital to remove the heart, and accompanied it back in the helicopter. Caouette irked at CBC TV OTTAWA (CP) Social Credit Leader Real Caouette said in the Commons Wednes- day that Quebec separatist leader Rene Levesque is getting more CBC television time than he is. In a question aimed at Prime Minister Trudeau, Mr. Caouette said he had separate interviews with the English and French networks this week but that neither had been broadcast. His English interview had dealt with a Progressive Con- servative motion of non-con- fidence defeated in the House Monday night while the topic in French was un- "two very im- portant questions." He said the CBC instead carried a program featuring Mr. Levesque, leader of the Parti Quebecois, in which he outlined a family allowance program he would implement if his party forms a govern- ment in Quebec. The Social Credit leader said this is obvious evidence that the CBC and its French network, Radio Canada, are a "socialist box." He asked Mr. Trudeau if he would do something about the situation. The prime minister said the responsibility rests with all MPs. Peter Reilly West) then interjected that "discussions of this kind are most inappropriate, either for this government or for any other government." Mr. Reilly, a former CBC employee, said such interference would not work, even if the Liberals "had the guts to try it, which they don't." Mr. Caouette has complain- ed often that separatist fac- tions in Quebec get more air time than he does on the publicly owned networks. llailway workers charged VANCOUVER (CP) The federal justice department withdrew Wednesday charges against six Vancouver-area railway workers who had been charged with violating Parlia- ment's back-to-work order. The charges had been laid under Section 115 of the Criminal Code. It was alleged the men committed an offence by contravening the Maintenance of Railway Operations Act, passed by the special session of Parliament to require railway workers to work. Justice department lawyer Norman Mullins said he made the decision to drop the charges following a two-hour meeting with the union's legal counsel. "I received a good deal of information about the defences they were preparing and am convinced we couldn't prove the he said. Processing of the charges was halted when the railway workers in British Columbia reported to work Monday night. The 600 men at the joint council of railway unions meeting Monday said they would return under work-to- rule conditions, but would walk off in unison if "so much as a 10-cent fine" was levied against the six men. [News report corrected QUEBEC (CP) The 10 provincial health ministers ended two days of discussions here Tuesday with no ap- parent agreement on any needed federal action after discussions about alleged profiteering by certain com- panies. Deaths Mer- riweather Post, 86, well- known hostess and philanthropist who inherited her wealth from her father who founded the Postum Cereal Co., parent of General Foods Corp. Silver Springs, James Baron Carey, 64, founder of the International Union of Electrical Workers The Canadian Press erro- neously reported Tuesday that the ministers had made a pro- posal to the federal govern- ment for a surtax on excessive corporate profits. No agree- ment was reached on how to word such a proposal, nor SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Del Baker Sr., 81, former major league baseball manager of the Detroit Tigers. Montreal P. Weigel, 71, a 50-year veteran of the aluminum industry and executive of the Aluminum Co. of Canada, died at his country home in Vermont. Ruined Charred remains are all farmer Bob Jackson has Arm in central British Columbia. Mr. Jackson was able left after fire raced through acres of timber and to save his cattle but will have to sell them because destroyed at least 40 homes Wednesday in Salmon he has nothing to. feed them. Indian council eviction Oil bylaw given approval proiltS rapped OTTAWA (CP) Indian Af- fairs Minister Jean Chretien approved Wednesday a bylaw passed by the Caughnawaga Indian council which will result in the eviction of about white persons from the reserve, including a number of Indian women who lost their status by marrying non- Indians. Chief Ron Kirby told report- ers that the bylaw, which goes into effect in 40 days unless challenged in the courts, was not aimed at the women. "But it will affect some of he said in an inter- view. Others would be allowed to remain on the reserve. In the Commons, Prime Minister Trudeau said the government would not intervene on behalf of the women. He, Mr. Chretien and Justice Minister Otto Lang had been requested by the National Advisorv Council on the Status of Women to stay evictions from reserves of In- dian women who lost their status through marriage. "I am not a Mr. Chretien told reporters. "If some people find it objectio- nable, they can appeal the by- law to the courts." He said the Indian Act allows band councils to evict non-Indians from reserves. He would not interfere with that right. He said it wasn't a case of male chauvinism. "They need the houses on the reserve for their own the minister said. PROTECT RESERVES Chief Kirby said the status sections of the Indian Act, up- held by a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, protected the reserves from white occupation. Women's groups "do a lot of talking" but they had yet to seek interviews with him. "I'd be glad to sit down with them and the chief said. The first eviction notices are to be sent out today to 40 Socialist rule expected OSLO (Reuter) Norway is expected today to switch back to Socialist rule after a neck-and-neck election race that gave Labor and left-wing Socialists a majority of one in the 155-seat parliament. Prime Minister Lars Korvald said early today that he would resign when parliament meets early next month if provisional election results are confirmed. The provisional returns gave Labor 63 seats, a loss of 11 compared with the 1969 election. Trygve Bratteli, the Labor party leader, said he is ready to form a minority government. But although it appeared that the Labor party would have to rely on parliamentary support of the left-wing Socialist Election League on major issues, Bratteli said he would not include them in a government. But although it appeared that the Labor party would have to rely on parliamentary support of the left-wing Socialist Eelection League on major issues, Bratteli said he would not include them in a government. The Socialist league, which captured 15 seats, is a group- ing of Communists, the Socialist Peoples party and anti-Common Market Labor! tes. Political observers attributed the big losses suf- fered by Labor to its pro- Common Market policies. Most observers believed that Bratteli would have to look more to the left in order to prevent further defections from his party to the Socialist league. families. According to the chief, the first group are "trouble-makers" and un- desirable. Within the next four months, up to non- Indians will be ordered from Caughnawaga. Chief Kirby saia most 01 tne persons to be evicted are on welfare intended for Indian families. MANY MADE TROUBLE Many of them maae trouble on the reserve, he said. Over the next few months non-Indian families would have to get permits from the elected band council to stay on the reserve. There were white people who made a contribution to the reserve and they would be allowed to stay. In the same way some of the Indian women who lost their status would stay. He said it would be unthinkable to evict some of these those who lived there for a long period. Under the Indian Act, the elected band councils can make bylaws governing the reserves. But they must be approved by the minister of Indian affairs. The Caughnawaga council passed its bylaw Monday and Chief Kirby, accompanied by the band lawyer and some band members, saw Mr. Chre- tien Wednesday. BYLAW IN ORDER Mr. Chretien said he had been told by the Indian affairs legal counsel that the bylaw was in order and that he had no course open but to approve it. There were 40 days before it could be enacted, plenty of time for an appeal by those who objected to it. But he made it plain that the government would not launch any action to intervene. What the band council wanted to do was legal under the Indian Act and the Supreme Court of Canada, he said. Banks hike lending rate TORONTO (CP) Some ol Canada's chartered banks Wednesday announced in- creases in their minimum lending rates to nine per cent, and other banks were ex- pected to follow the lead. The increase, three- quarters of one per cent, goes into effect Monday. Bank of- ficials said it was caused by the wide disparity between rates in Canada and other countries, mainly the U.S. The move came only hours before the Bank of Canada in- creased its lending rate half of one per cent to per cent. Toronto Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Provincial Bank of Canada were the first to raise their prime rates, usually reserved for the most credit-worthy customers. They also announced an in- crease of one-half of one per cent to 6% per cent on the in- terest paid for non-chequing savings deposits. This was ret- roactive to Sept. 1. The banks said the lending rate for small businesses, farmers and fishermen on loans of up to was be- ing raised only one-quarter of one per cent to eight per cent, in line with government objec- tives. BOOST IS LARGEST The prime rate increase to nine per cent from 8'A is the largest in a series of increases this year. The last increase was early in August, a raise of one half'of one per cent to Interest paid on terms deposits of less than a year was raised by the banks immediately up to a ceiling of one per cent to a level of per cent. Royal, Montreal and Com- merce said they were main- taining the residential mortgage rate for the present at 10 per cent. Bank of Montreal said: "Be- cause of the booming Cana- dian economy, demand for loans is exceeding the capaci- ty of banks to generate funds and is also accentuating inflationary pressures. "We have concluded that it is essential to moderate ex- cessive demand and dampen inflationary pressures by making it more attractive to save and less attractive to borrow and spend." W. Earle McLaughlin, chairman and president of the Royal, said the Canadian banking system is facing increased competition for deposits, both domestically and abroad. "We have been facing an outflow of funds, with large depositors placing their funds elsewhere. Because Canadian chartered bank lending rates have been lower than street rates domestically and bank rates internationally, large borrowers have been leaning heavily upon the Canadian banks lor funds." VIENNA (Keuter) The chief executive of the Organ- ization of Petroleum Ex- porting Countries (OPEC) Wednesday accused Western oil companies of making "scandalous" profits at the expense of producing countries. OPEC'S secretary-general, Dr. Abderrahman Khene, said petroleum prices would be a major issue when oil ministers of the 11 OPEC countries meet here Saturday lor a special conference called to discuss inflation. Khene told a news conference at the Organization's headquarters here that "it can be recog- nized now that oil is not given its right price." OPEC economic experts have been meeting here since Monday to draft proposals calling for new price negotiations, and some sources say the weekend conference will bid for "sub- stantial" increases. Khene refused to say whether the ministers would seek revision of 1971 agreements which govern ex- isting oil prices, or how much the producing countries would demand. The secretary-general said OPEC was often blamed for higher oil costs, but this was "far from reality and serves only to cover the scandalous benefits going to the com- panies." He said a statement by Saudi Arabia's oil minister that the 1971 price agreements needed revision "could repre- sent a good indication of what is going to be proposed, at least to the conference." The Saudi Arabian minister, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, indicated that a major price battle was ahead when he said last week that the Teheran agreement of 1971, between Gulf countries and marketing companies, "is either dead or dying and in need of extensive revision." Condition of king worsens HELSINGBORG, Sweden (AP) Sweden's 90-year-old King Guftaf VI Adolf suffered an attack of pneumonia today for the third time since he un- derwent a gastric ulcer oper- ation here nearly four weeks ago. "The king's condition took a turn for the worse during the early hours of a medi- cal bulletin said. The king has survived four crises since the operation, two of pneumonia and two of ab- dominal bleeding. He has been in an oxygen tent for more than two weeks. His fight for life has amazed medical experts, who gave him a onc-pcr-cent chance of recovery after the operation. Commons approves increases By DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) New pen- sion and family allowance legislation, backbone of the latest government anti- inflation drive, won final May extend court battle over tapes WASHINGTON (AP) If the court battle over access to the White House Watergate tapes is not resolved by mid- November, special prosecutor Archibald Cox may ask Congress to extend the term of the federal grand jury investigating the break-in and cover-up. A spokesman for the special prosecutor acknowledged that an act of Congress extending the grand jury term beyond Dec. 5 is one of two alter- natives under consideration. The other would be submitting the evidence again to a new grand jury. There is concern in Cox's of- fice that the battle over the tapes will not be resolved be- fore the end of the grand jury's term. A decision from the United States Court of Appeals is ex- pected by Oct. 1, with a Su- preme Court decision likely by Nov. 1. But Cox's staff isn't certain that will be the end of the court battle. The White House has stated repeatedly that the president will abide by a definitive deci- sion of the Supremo Court. But neither presidential press spokesmen nor Charles Alan Wright, the president's lawyer in the tapes case, have been willing to say exactly what is meant by definitive. There" is a possibility that the Supreme Court might refer the case back to the lower courts or that its decision, if it went against the president, would require some clarification. approval in the Commons Wednesday, but hopes for a Friday adjournment went up in smoke. "We'll be back here next, week Con- servative Leader Robert Stan- field announced after con- ferring with members of his caucus. The decision doomed an agreement by all other parties to wind up business Friday afternoon and resume the summer recess interrupted Aug. 30 when Parliament was recalled to end the national rail strike. Mr. Stanfield, a severe critic of the government record on inflation, told reporters he has an obligation to keep Parliament sitting and attempt to force the govern- ment into further action. "It's not a question of filibustering, It's a question of discharging our he said. Justice Minister Otto Lang said after learning of the Con- servative decision the govern- ment has no plans to introduce an adjournament motion until "the course of events" becomes more clear. AMMUNITION APLENTY Mr. Stanfield should have plenty of ammunication to use in his renewed assault. The Bank of Canada an- nounced its fifth borrowing rate increase since April Wednesday night and Statistics Canada was scheduled to release the August consumer price index today. With all-party support, the Commons gave final reading iVednesday afternoon to sepa- rate bills boosting family allowances tto a flat monthly from the current average, and allowing pensions for the aged and retired RCMP, armed forces and public service personnel to rise by the full annual in- crease in the cost of living. Both measures are effective Oct. 1. Dairymen still confused on milk price cut date By JIM NEAVES BANFF, Aita. (CP) How long consumers will have to wait before getting the benefit of lower milk prices through the federal government's sub- sidy program is a question mark, a dairy industry official said Wednesday. Grant Carlyle of Calgary, retiring director of the Dairy Council of Canada, said the in- dustry doesn't "really know how soon the government ex- pects the reduction to be put into effect." He made the comment as 450 delegates to the council's annual convention wound up their three-day deliberations, still confused about the proposal made a week ago by Prime Minister Trudeau in an attempt to halt rising food prices. The council managed to stick to the theme of the in- dustry and the government during its formal sessions but the subsidy was the prime topic outside the sessions and the subject of a special direc- tors meeting Tuesday. John Jackson of Ottawa, council president, said processors want to co-operate with the federal government to get "the subsidy off the ground" but are concerned about unknown aspects of the Ottawa plan. The subsidy will be paid on the understanding that retail milk prices remain stable for one year and, Mr. Jackson said, this will place the processors in an "awkward" position. Studies have shown produc- tion costs still are rising, he said. Mr. Carlyle, a director of Silverwoods Dairy Ltd., said the "problem will be how long industry can accept the freeze period. "It's not just a question of freezing the price the farmer is getting for his milk, but the freezing of other costs of which the principle one is labor. "How do we do that for 12 he asked. Sixty per cent of the professors' costs were for milk and the remain- der wages, taxes, energy and transportation. CORRECTION NOTICEI Re our advertisement on the back page of our Flyer Wed., Sept. 12th BISSELL RUG SHAMPOO Should have read 1280Z. 5 Each ;