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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Letttbrldge Herald VOL. LXVII-231 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1974 32 Pages' 15 CENTS Beer supplies shrinking as brewery talks fail EDMONTON (CP) Of- ficials of the International Brewery Workers Union returned to Calgary Thursday night after talks between the union and Alberta Brewers' Agents Ltd. failed to produce a settlement in the labor dis- pute which halted deliveries of most brands of to retail outlets. "We were offered the same deal as we were offered the day we walked off the said Vern Bartee, union vice- president. Union officials waited all afternoon Thursday to get back to ti e bargaining table in case tLe company changed its offer. nothing happened and we are going said John Redikopp, one of the Calgary officials No new Prisoner trade planned Monday NICOSIA (AP) Sick and wounded prisoners from the Cyprus war will be exchanged starting Monday, 31 days since the ceasefire, the rival leaders of the island said today. Greek-Cypriot leader Glafkos derides, president of Cyprus, and Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, the vice-president, agreed to start the swap of the sick and wounded, of captives under 18 and more than 50 years of age, plus students, teachers, clergymen and doctors held in the island's prison camps. Full lists of prisoners have not been disclosed, but the In- ternational Red Cross reported that it knows of at least war prisoners, detainees and hostages even before the second round of Cyprus fighting a month ago. All the reported captives and detainees are men and two-thirds of them are civilians, the Red Cross said. Swiss Red Cross officials on the island are still drawing up plans for a full release of all captives. Lawyers want Nixon inquiry SAN FRANCISCO (CP) The California Bar Associa- tion rejected Thursday a re- quest by former president Nixon to resign from law practice in California. One hundred 'lawyers had signed a petition urging the Archbishop denied bail JERUSALEM The Israeli Supreme Court today denied an appeal by Greek Catholic Archbishop Hilarion Capudji to be released on bail, or at least be held in a monastery instead of a jail. Presiding Justice Haim Conn jokingly said that "from what I've heard, life in a monastery can be harder than in prison But he agreed with an earlier district court ruling that the place of detention was for prison authorities alone to decide, and that Msgr. Capud- ji must be detained in prison until the end of all legal action against him. association to continue its investigation'of Nixon's ac- tivities instead of accepting his resignation. Association president Brent Abel said the letter of resigna- tion was received early Thurs- day and rejected by the board of governors later in the day on grounds that Nixon had failed to acknowledge bar association disciplinary proceedings against him over his involvement in the Watergate cover-up. He said the final decision on whether the resignation was to be accepted was up to the state Supreme Court but the court usually acted on the recommendation of the bar association. Meanwhile the California Supreme Court ordered Thursday that former Nixon aide John Ehrlichman be tem- porarily suspended from prac- tising law in the state. Ehrlichman was convicted in Washington on two counts of making false declarations before a federal grand jury and one count of conspiring with others to violate the con- stitutional rights of Daniel EHsberg's psychiatrist He has appealed. talks were scheduled. The company offer involved a wage increase of over two years on a basic wage of 05. The offer also included changes in fringe benefits, a cost-of-living increase and a I'fferen' p nsion plan. Mr. Bartee said this cost-of- living increase would have gone into effect only after the rise in living cost at any given time during the contract ex- ceeded eight per cent over the corresponding period in the previous year. The 200 striking brewery delivery workers were seek- ing a wage increase of an hour over two years when they walked off the job Aug. 29. Employed by the ABA, a delivery system jointly owned by Labatt's, Molson and Carl- ing O'Keefe Breweries, -the workers' last contract expired March 31. A new contract will be retroactive to that date. Meanwhile, beer supplies in major centres throughout the province are slowly drying up. Uncle Ben's Tartan Breweries Ltd. in Red Deer is the only large brewery in Alberta not affected by the strike. It is not part of the ABA and has its own delivery system. The Red Deer brewery more than doubled its produc- tion when the strike began in an attempt to meet increased demand and the Alberta Li- quor Control Board recently gave industrialist Ben Ginter, owner of the brewery, permis- sion to bring in supplies from his Manitoba plant. This, in turn, has drawn sharp criticism from the Alberta Federation of Labor. PHIL ILLINGWORTH photo High position Ron Pelkey, senior bridge engineer with DeLeuw Gather Co. Ltd. of Calgary, in Lethbridge to troubleshoot problem areas with eight city bridges, ex- amines the 9th Street Bridge to check for problems with expansion joints on the structure. The firm, last called on five years ago, is here to supplement regular bridge inspections done by the streets department at city hail. Inside 1 i Classified........26-30 Comics........> 24 Comment...........4 Joan Waterfield___13 Local Markets 25 Sports...........14-16 Theatres......... 13 Travel.............22 Weather............3 At Home..........6 LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH SAT. 80; SUNNY, WINDY. Frelimo guerrillas help in peacekeeping LISBON (AP) Black guerrillas who have been fighting the Portuguese army for 10 years in Mozambique are being brought into Lourenco Marques to help their former enemies prevent a renewal of rioting and racial violence in the capital of the African territory, the Por- tuguese government an- nounced today. "The situation in Lourenco Marques continues to norma- lize, although there remains a risk of sporadic incidents." a communique said. It said that Portuguese army reinforcements con- tinue to arrive in the city from Northern Mozambique. In ad- dition, "elements of Frelimo forces will arrive shortly to complete the process of nor- malizing the situation in the area of Lourenco Marques in collaboration with Portuguese military and police the communique said. Frelimo is the black liber- ation movement that signed an independence agreement with the Portuguese govern- ment last Saturday. Premiers eye inflation talk TORONTO (CP) Ontario Premier William Davis said today he hopes there will be a "reasonable response" from the federal government to any call from the provinces for a federal-provincial meeting on inflation despite sharp words Thursday between Prime Minister Trudeau and the provinces Talking to reporters at a lunch-time adjournment of the 15th annual premiers' confer- ence, Mr. Davis said there is a "developing consensus" among the premiers for such a meeting, but the matter was not yet settled. If the premiers do request a top-level conference, he said, they would wish it to be fairly soon and to be informal. The two-day session of the premiers ends late today. After Thursday's sitting, the conference issued a stiff reply to a statement made earlier by Mr. Trudeau in which he said the provinces want firm economic action by Ottawa because "they probably don't want to take tough measures themselves." The pre- miers and acting premier Peter Nicholson of Nova "regret and concern" that Mr Trudeau should have spoken this way while they were try- ing to deal with the state of the economy and find ways of effective co-operation. Several other premiers indi- vidually indicated anger in talking to reporters. Premier Dave Barrett of British Columbia called Mr. Trudeau's attitude and Premier Richard Hatfield of New Brunswick called it "im- pudence." Premier Davis indicated it was a pretty sure bet that the premiers, if a federal- provincial meeting is called, would want to discuss with the Trudeau administration the way the federal government proposes to deal with taxation of natural resources. The in Finance Minister John Turner's budget that did not pass when the Liberals were overthrown in the Com- to disallow the federal tax deducibility of provincial corporation taxes in this, field. Mr. Davis said this had been done without consulting the provinces and had created a difficult situation for them. Premier Ed Schreyer of Manitoba also brought up the subject at the conference and expressed "serious concern." Besides wanting to explore this with the federal govern- ment, Mr. Davis said he thought the provinces might want to discuss such topics as greater stability for agriculture, the raising of capital by the provinces, what constraints governments should impose to beat inflation, and to what extent the provinces might co- operate with Ottawa in this. Klan wizard charged in Mexican's death CALGARY (CP) The Grand Wizard of the Alberta branch of the Ku Klux Klan, Tearlach Dunsberg Mac- A-Phearsoin of Calgary, was in police custody today following a shooting death on the city's northwest side. Mac-a-Phearsoin was charged with causing death by criminal negligence in connection with the death of a 24-year-old Mexican immigrant. The man died as a result of a single bullet wound in the chest OPEC extends oil price freeze VIENNA, Austria (CP) The world's major oil- exporting countries will ex- tend a nine-month freeze of posted the basic- yardstick for oil three months to the end of this yedr, Interior Minister Jamshid Amouzegar of Iran said today Amouzegar spoke to reporters as senior ministers of the 13-member Organiza- tion of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) assembled for the second day of a conference. The ministers still were dis- cussing proposals to raise tax- es and royalties paid by inter- national oil companies. The conference is intended to fix price levels for the three-month period starting Oct. 1. The Iranian minister did not indicate whether OPEC was likely to extend the price freeze in 1975 Some members of OPEC fa- vor the idea that the way to maintain or increase their huge revenues is by cutting production rather than raising prices. Ethiopia demands more U.S. arms ADDIS ABABA (AP) Ethiopia's new military rulers have warned the United States that unless it increases its supply of arms to counter Soviet shipments of tanks and MiG jets to neighboring Somalia, they may look elsewhere. The warning was reported by diplomats today in the wake of the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie The diplomatic observers believe the removal Thursday Seen and heard About town First-year college student Lisa MacKay agreeing with two instructors that students have now been "deconfused'' only to start switching classes shortly new Chamber of Commerce president Cleve Hill, in a bright red sports jacket, refuting claims he is the new RCMP commander with "I decided to wear my pajama tops of the 82-year-old emperor who once held absolute power may herald a major shift in relations with the U.S., Ethiopia's chief source of aid Some diplomats think the new regime may turn to France for military hardware and to China for other help if the U.S does not supply what is wanted The U.S has given Ethiopia about million worth of military and economic aid since the Second World War. That is more than any other African country received But reformers say Washing- ton, with its aid. was a prop for the emperor's feudal regime And the military and others are resentful because th U S government has rebuffed requests for more arms to restore Ethiopian supremacy along the border with Somalia, which claims the eastern quarter of Ethiopia. The U.S. is reported to have begun supplying heavy tanks lo Ethiopia, but the total military aid is expected to re- main at about million a vear. 'Lion of Judah9 comeback said slight possibility By PAUL HOFMANN New York Times Service Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, who has been wielding nearly absolute power longer than any other living head of state, was gradually stripped of all of his prerogative over the last six months by an anonymous group of army captains and ma- jors, and has lately been leading a ghost-like existence. He had gone through such a spectral phase once before The world still remembers him as the emperor without a country who movingly pleaded with the League of Nations, the forerunner of (he United Nations, in a memorable session in Geneva on June 30. 1936. for international "help against Mussolini's bladkshirt battalions, which had invaded Ethiopia. Emperor Haile Selassie received em- barrassed applause for his dignified address, but his appeal was in vain He went into exile in England as an unwelcome guest who had to sell personal books and Ethiopian curios to pay his fuel bills The collapse of Mussolini's short-lived African empire brought the emperor back to his country in 1911. Having shown fortitude in adversity, he now proved to be magnanimous. He issued orders that the many Italians who had remained in his empire be allowed to live undisturbed, and he was generally obeyed. Thursday's announcement in Addis Ababa of the deposition of the 82-year-old emperor by the military committee that since last February has gradually taken over all power appears to mark his political demise. Yet there are .still some observers of the complex Ethiopian scene who would give the ousted "King of Kings, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Elect of God" an outside chance of staging a comeback. Late last month, before a roaring fire in an open hearth it is chilly in the Ethiopian highlands in the rainy season a western diplomat whs has been living in the country for many years and speaks Amharic, the emperor's own language, bet another long- time resident a magnum of champagne that the old man wasn't finished "If the old man plans to fight back he will do so through the the diplomat said "Millions still revere him as a religions leader, almost as a saint. Such loyalism is much more widespread in the country than the mood in Addis Ababa may indicate. And don't forget the armed forces may have 000 men. but millions of Ethiopian peasants keep rifles hidden away in their huts. I wouldn't rule out the danger of a religiously inspired civil war if the army tried to push out and humiliate the emperor." Against such lingering devotion, whose strength cannot be gauged, there are the specific and detailed charges that have been levelled at the aged ruler in a crescendo dur- ing the last few weeks. He is accused of having built up an enor- mous personal fortune, channeling billions of dollars into financial havens abroad. Early month, stedents paraded through the capital, shouting such slogans as "Hang Haile Selassie1" Big trouble was generally predicted for next Monday when the university and other schools, closed since last winter, were scheduled to reopen. It appears plausible that the ruling military committee decided to proclaim the end of the emperor's long reign Thursday to pre-empt student-led demonstrations that seemed imminent and inevitable. History may eventually judge Emperor Haile Selassie with greater equanimity than do the students and the military committee in Addis Ababa. An African representative at the United Nations, who met the emperor during a Security Council session in Addis Ababa in 1972. took the view Thursday "Haile Selassie is one of the world's great men." the African said. "He did a lot for his country, and early became a respected voice for Africa and the third world. It's a pity he ed unable to adjust himself to the winds of change Harfe Selassie wanted to modernize his archaic country. He had schools and hospitals built, many of them bearing his name until Thursday. But he failed to lead Ethiopia into the 20th century by breaking the medieval feudalism of an overwhelmingly rural society in which a handful of aristocrats and other wealthy landowners are still exacting tithes from millions of destitute peasants ;