Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 13, 1974 News in brief Franco back to work MADRID (Reuter) cisco Franco, reported clinic- ly cured of his recent illness, presided today at his first cabinet meeting in 10 weeks. While Franco was ill, Spain's king-designate, Prince Juan Carlos de Borbon, presided at cabinet meetings as acting head of state. Rockefeller worth million WASHINGTON (Reuter) with Congress putting his per- The Post say's Vice-President- sonal wealth at million but designate Nelson Rockefeller the figure may be revised up- has filed a preliminary report ward later. Extradition treaty asked WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford asked the U.S. Senate Thursday to ratify a new extradition treaty with Canada. The treaty, signed in 1971 arid amended within recent months, "will facilitate the mutual efforts of the United States and Canada in com- batting international Ford said in a message to the Senate. Ford described the treaty a's one of a series of agreements being negotiated by the United States to cover such offences as airplane hijacking and nar- cotics violations. French sailors to strike? LE HAVRE, France (Reuter) The entire French merchant fleet is expected to go on strike next week to protest plans to scrap the liner France, marooned in the har- bor entrance here by its 900- man crew. The entire merchant fleet was asked to strike next Mon- day and Tuesday, by two of the main seamen's unions after the France's crew decided to remain on board. Luxury ship fire spreads KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) The luxury liner Cunard Ambassador wallowed in the Gulf of Mexico today as the United States Coast Guard boarded her at daybreak to re- sume fighting at raging fire and prevent the ship from cap- sizing. The blaze, spreading amid- ship, forced 53 Ambassador crew members and 40 coast guards who fought the fire to abandon ship late Thursday as it lay dead in the water 35 miles off Key West. There were no reports of injuries. Police guard Boston school BOSTON (AP) Helmeted police gathered today in South Boston to prevent a recurrence of the violent out- bursts which marred the open- ing of Boston schools Thurs- day under court-ordered busing. The city ordered police to escort school buses and arrest people who assemble near classrooms today. Boats blasted in Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Two motorboats reported to have been used by Palestinians were blown up today at Sidon, on the Lebanese coast 25 miles south of Beirut, government sources reported. There was speculation that Israeli frogmen may have planted the explosives with time fuses during the night. School strike talks resume THE CANADIAN PRESS Talks were to resume late today in an effort to end the strike that has affected nearly 45.000 students in the Okanagan and Kootenay areas of British Columbia. Meanwhile, striking Van- couver vocational instructors were to meet with Labor Minister Bill King to try and resolve their dispute with the Vancouver Community College Council. Death THE CANADIAN PRESS Hooker. 85. a glass-blower whose test tubes were used by Charles Best. WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD-ALBERTA FIRST AID Class 74 C44 LETHBRIDGE Scandinavian Hall Sept, 23-24-25-26-30 and Oct. 1-2-3 to Evenings 8 sessions complete the course No charge for workers under The Act Changes made effective March 1, 1974 through Alberta Regulation (First Aid) require certain industries and business to have qualified First Aiders available where more than (5) workers are actively employed at any one time. For additional information, confacf The Workers' Board. 328-2040. Israeli premier ready for talks with Egypt WASHINGTON (Reuter) Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin has told President Ford he would like to start the next phase of Middle East peace talks with Egypt and would welcome another infusion of United States military aid, reliable sources said. But the Israeli leader, on a four-day Washington visit, has not shown the president or State Secretary Henry Kissinger a map with a new line for troop withdrawals in Winter coat Almost as if giving the roadway an overcoat for coming winter Albert Roussin, left, and Jim Ledoux guide a street paving machine down 6 Ave. between 4th and 5th Streets. Mr. Roussin is from St. Rhodes, Man., and Mr. Ledoux from Edmonton. The work is part of the new 6th Avenue Bridge complex. Waldheim defines role of peacekeeping force UNITED NATIONS (AP) Secretary-General Kurt Wald- heim has come up with a sim- ple statement on what the United Nations and its military forces can and can- not do on behalf of peace. AIM leader requests amnesty MISSOULA. Mont. (AP) A Montana leader of the American Indian Movement says a petition is being cir- culated asking President Ford to grant amnesty to AIM members charged in connec- tion with the 1973 takeover of Wounded Knee. S.D. Bernie Morning Gun. who claims to head AIM's Missoula chapter, said a peti- tion bearing more than 1.100 signatures will be sent to the president. He said copies will be sent to Montana Senators Mike Mansfield and Lee Met- calf. and to Senator George MrGovem of South Dakota BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FBEE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL The UN forces are peace- keepers, not peacemakers. The peacemakers must be the opposing sides of a conflict, Waldheim said in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington. Defending his organization during questioning about as- serted UN failures and the rout of UN troops on Cyprus. Waldheim emphasized that the United Nations is not a world government, only a tool for its member countries to use. "I would welcome a world government to help us overcome difficulties in many parts of the world." Waldheim said. But there was no chance of having one "in our lifetime." The UN peace forces between the Arabs and Israelis on the Sinai and Golan fronts have only "bought time for negotiations." he warned. But they show "how effective the UN machinery can be if. and only if. governments are prepared to use it." He explained that the most important assumption on which UN peace forces operate is that both sides in a conflict are prepared to co- operate. "When that assumption breaks down, as in the Middle East in 1967. and in Cyprus recently. UN peacekeeping forces arc placed in an impos- sible position." sought the Israeli-occupied Sinai Desert, the sources said. Israel wants to hold back from revealing its negotiating position until it starts talks with Egypt and obtains an idea of what Egyptian Presi- dent Anwar Sadat can offer in return, the sources said. Rabin is unwilling to start talks on a pullback in Israeli- occupied Jordan on the West Bank of the Jordan River be- cause any change in the situ- ation there would require a arrests should increase' TORONTO (CP) Alcohol- related traffic deaths are increasing throughout the world because police efforts to nab drinking drivers are so feeble, says Prof. Robert Borkenstein of Bloomington, Ind., inventor of the breath- analysis machine. American and Swedish statistics indicate that in- dividual traffic police officers make on the average two alcohol-related traffic arrests a year, Prof. Borkenstein of Indiana University said Thur- sday. He told the sixth Inter- national Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety that roadside surveys of occurrence of alcohol in the driving public indicate there are about violations for each arrest. "Thus, in a typical com- munity of with patrol officers making two arrests per man per year, there will be arrests and violations." Prof. Borkenstein said such an arrest rate is a futile attempt to deal with the problem. Even if this rate were tripled or quadrupled "the attempt would still be feeble." He told 500 traffic-safety ex- perts that police resources need not be increased substan- tially to provide better en- forcement. 'No inflation relief "If patrols were assigned when and where alcohol- related offences tend to cluster, the number of arrests need not increase, but the number of alcohol-related arrests could increase dramatically." general election in Israel, which might threaten' the premier's fragile coalition. Rabin holds a third meeting in the White House today with Ford to continue discussions on moves toward a permanent Middle East settlement and his country's hopes for ad- ditional U.S. military aid. Rabin's interest in U.S. arms was reflected in his toast to Ford at a black-tie White House dinner Thursday night, when he said military strength helps to achieve peace. Ford told Rabin that "we have a friendship that's durable and growing, and we have the kind of relationship that, if expanded worldwide, will be beneficial to all mankind." Israeli officials throughout the visit have refused all com- ment on the amount of military assistance being sought from the United States, but they stressed that the White House atmosphere was "very positive and friendly." NWT gov't admits game 'irregularities' this year' Waldheim said many prob- lems are passed to the United Nations only after the big powers are unable to solve them. "I wish they would give us an earlier chance for preven- tive diplomacy." Coast limit extension OLD WESTBURY. N.Y. (AP) Gov. Malcolm Wilson called on the state's congressional delegation Thursday to press for legisla- tion to extend the U.S. territorial fishing limits to 200 miles. WASHINGTON (AP) Two of President Ford's top economic advisers say United States consumers won't get any significant relief from inflation this year. The gloomy predictions came from departing presidential economic counselor Kenneth Rush and Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Council of Economics Ad- visers. Despite months of anti-in- flation effort, including record high interest rates most of this year, the advisers said Thursday the earliest any real progress can be made is next year. These views mark a major retreat from Nixon adminis- tration predictions that the rate of inflation, now about 11 per cent, would decline to seven per cent by the end of this vear. YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) Northwest Territories Commissioner Stuart Hodgson Thursday conceded his Chenault sentenced to death ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Marcus Wayne Chenault, who applauded and blew kisses to the jury which convicted him Thursday, faces the death sen- tence for the slayings of Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr. and a church deacon. "My name is Servant Jacob. I was ordered here by my God, my Father and my Chenault, who is black, told the court after the judge set Nov. 8 for the ex- ecution. The jury, which included four blacks, deliberated little more than an hour before eon- victing Chenault of the shooting deaths of Mrs. King, 70, and deacon Edward Boykin. 69, in historic Ebenezer Baptist Church last June. Chenault, 23, was also sen- tenced to 10 years in prison for the wounding of a woman member of the congregation. Under Georgia law, a review of a death sentence by the Georgia Supreme Court is automatic. As the verdict was read, Chenault appeared jubilant while his parents stared at him in disbelief from the front row of the crowded courtroom. Later, as his lawyer argued for mercy, Chenault trembled, his face contorted, feigning the spasms of death in the electric chair. Chenault. a student at Ohio Slate University, contended he was innocent by reason of insanity. government's game manage- ment branch may have allow- ed some "irregularities" in the area of big-game' hunting and has ordered an internal investigation of the matter. "There may well have been some irregularities out in the the federally-appointed administrative chief of government said in an inter- view. "There's no doubt in my mind we've probably made some mistakes. Commissioner Hodgson ordered the internal investiga- tion" after allegations were made public servants in the game management and big- game hunting visitors making improper use of government chartered aircraft. The allegations followed a weekend trip by game superintendent Paul Kwaterowsky and two foreign guests to bush land north of Yeliowknife. Mr. Kwaterowksy has said he was the only one to do any hunting on the five-day trip and that he shot six caribou for a group of Indians who were having trouble finding the animals. Withholding of Nixon funds urged WASHINGTON (AP) A House of Representatives sub- committee has been urged to withhold 1450.000 of former president Richard Nixon's transition money until he makes a full disclosure on Watergate. Representative Michael Harrington (Dem. Mass.) appealed to the House ex- ecutive offices subcommittee for that move after three of its members objected to part or all of the because Nix- on controls the Watergate tapes and papers. Ghandi neglecting agriculture, claim economists, politicians Due to our recent Remodelling Program THE ELKS CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE requires 2 Bar Men or Ladies 3 Lounge Salaries are negotiable, fringe benefits included. Experience preferred, but we are willing to train if you are willing to work. Pkom 327-7219 for ippgintinmt iirtarviiw By BERNARD WEINRAUB New York Times Service NEW DELHI Prime Minister In- dira Gandhi and her advisers have come under increasingly bitter criticism as a result of !he intensifying food crisis in India. Economists, agricultural specialists. politicians and journalists maintain that the government has bungled the situation by failing to develop coherent policies, concentrating on heavy in- dustry and relying on tood imports. A? a resull of the policies, the critics say, the production of wheat and rice. the basis of !he diet of the 580 million people, has faltered. At tJhe same time. they say. insufficient attention has been paid to increasing the output of the fer- tiliser vital to improved yields. According to the critics, the government, by failing to focus on the crucial role of agriculture, has dis- torted the priorities oi a nation in which 80 per ccnl of the people live on farms They say it must accept a sizable share of the blame for the food problems. Dr. B S. Minnas, a prominent economist and former adviser to Mrs Gandhi, has said that the government has steadily decreased outlays for agricultural development in the last three years. "The neglect of agriculture is unpardonable." he added. Another critic has said: "Our ideology dictated, while common sense deplored, that we invest in basic heavy industries instead of agriculture and production of consumer goods." Fertilizer plants, of which there are too few, arc running at less than 00 per cent of capacity, which experts attribute to mismanagement and power shortages. Officials are especially apprehensive now because fertilizer reserves have dwindled to about two million tons, the rationing system in the cities is under severe stress and drought has struck the north. Hunger perhaps even star- vation is on the increase. Imports are deemed vital, with officials saying privately that 4 million to 11 million tons are needed in the next six to eight months. A parliamentary committee's report said that over the last five years Ihe government had treated the production of fertilizer in "a leisurely manner" and had not paid "as much attention to the use of fertilizers for agricultural production as it deserves." Although the government has now un- dertaken an ambitious fertilizer program, the failure in recent years to sanction projects quickly, to issue licenses to private concerns and to attract needed foreign exchange has severely increased the shortage. Since a ton of chemical nutrients yields 9 to 10 tons of food grain, even a slight change in production has an impact supply. tas't year India used 27 million tons of fertilizer. Of this she produced IA million tons, importing the rest. The initial production goal of 4 million tons was not met because of power shor- tages, the inability to gel raw materials abroad and mismanagement. This year, according to reliable es- production will probably re- main the same, but imports are uncer- tain. And some sources say that India will be fortunate if consumption reaches the same level as last year.