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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta PM criticized for speaker choice Last prisoner Emmet Kay, 47, America's last known prisoner of war in Indochina, walks with his wife, Florence, in Vientiane after the couple was reunited today. Kay was released by the Communist Pathet Lao forces. He reported he knew of no other Americans in custody in Laos Terrorists free hostages, surrender in Damascus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three Japanese terrorists, who occupied the French em- bassy in The Hague for four days surrendered themselves to representatives ol the Pale- stinian Liberation Organiza- tion (PLO) Wednesday in Damascus Maurice Curage, French embassy secretary in Damascus told reporters "It is all over They have sur- rendered themselves to the PLO" The surrender followed a brief negotiation with Syrian government officials Official Syrian sources said the three terrorists and a Beer strike ends, brew flows again Bv MLRDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer Beer trucks began rolling carlv today following the acceptance of a new contract Tuesdav by deliverymen and warehousemen The trucks were stopped for 19 davs by a strike of 200 brewerv workers union members against Alberta Brewers" Agents Ltd.. a dehverv svstem owned joint- ly by Molson's. Labatt's and Carling O'Keefe breweries The strike left Uncle Ben's Tartan brewery in Red Deer, which has its own delivery- system, the only brewery in (he province still able to dis- tribute its products Doug a foreman at Alberta Brewers' Agents in Lethbndge. said hotels would receive draft beer and clubs bottled beer today Hotels would receive bottled beer later he said Alberta Brewers' Agents in Calgary said in a prepared statement it may be a few davs before normal service is restored, but everv effort will be made to provide a wide range of products as soon as possible John Redekopp, president of the local representing workers south of Red Deer, said the vote in that unit was 85 per cent in favor In a telephone interview from Calgary, he said the contract provides an 82-cent- an-hour increase retroactive to April J, and 65 cents an hour the second year The base rate before the strike was 05 an hour comrade whose freedom from a French jail they had obtain- ed with the embassy siege gave themselves up moments after the plane that brought them to the Syrian capital had landed The French Boeing 707 jet that carried the terrorists from Amsterdam s Schiphol airport landed at the heavily guaided Damascus airport at ?a TI EOT The terrorists flew from Amsterdam after releasing their nine remaining hostages A volunteer crew of two Dutchmen and a Briton flew the Boeing 727 The Japanese Red Army is a small guerrilla outfit based in Europe Its members mas- sacred 26 people in a raid at Tel Aviv airport in 1972 LIVED AT GUNPOINT In The Hague, the French ambassador. Jaques Senard. said he and 10 other hostages "lived at gunpoint" during their four days of captivity 'For 60 hours we had no food, no water and no bed It was a horrible experience Senard told reporters today 'In all they shot 25 bullets at the office ceiling and into the floor right next to my shoes' Senard said The gunmen released their nine remaining hostages ur- harmed on Tuesday night ana took off from Amsterdam's airport with ransom Chile affair stuns Congress By IAIN HUNTER Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Conservative House Leader Ged Baldwin served notice Tuesday that the majority Liberal government will get little co-operation from the Tories in its efforts to "streamline" Parliament after it meets Sept 30 The Peace River MP attacked Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau for nominating as speaker Sud- bury Liberal MP Jim Jerome before ensuring he has the confidence of opposition parties This had been the practice since 1957, he said Baldwin also declared that if the rules of Parliament are to be changed, they must be changed to give the individual MP's greater rights and powers than they had in the last minority Parliament The House Leader made his criticism of the Liberal approach to Parliament in a prepared statement, but in an interview later stressed that he was speaking as a private MP He also said that in spite of his attack on the way in which Trudeau nominated Jerome for the key Speaker's post, he doubts that the Tones will oppose the nomination The matter has not been decided by the Conservative caucus, he said, and added that if his party were to oppose the nomination it would amount to a vote of non-confidence before Jerome had been given a chance to prove himself 'It would be quite improper for us to oppose the nomination (on the day Parliament have to wait and see how he does, Baldwin said In his prepared statement, the Tory House Leader said a speaker should have the con- fidence of the whole House of Commons and protect the rights of minorities and of individual members Former speaker Lucien Lamoureux, he said was elected as an independent MP and his nomination by Trudeau after both the 1968 and 1972 elections, was preceded by consultation with opposition parties No such prior consulta- tion took place this time Now the prime minister has turned the clock Baldwin charged noting that Jerome was not even asked to sever his allegiance to the Liberal party In his statement the Tory House Leader said that he myth of the leadership cult has been built up in Canada while the executive branch of government has wrested power from the elected branch The Lethbridae Herald VOL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 CENTS 56 Pages 41 candidates seek 20 civic offices Anderson unopposed Mayor Andy Anderson was re-elected by acclamation to- day for a third term at the head of Lethbndge City Coun- cil It's the second time the mavor. 64, and a 10-year coun- cil veteran, has gone to the polls unopposed having also been elected by acclamation in 1969 Civic voters will go to the polls Oct 16 to elect eight aldermen, seven trustees to the public school board and five trustees to the separate school board All five elected city positions on the Lethbndge Municipal Hospital board were filled by acclamation Incumbents returning to the board are William Skelton, Dick Williams and Henrietta Halt New members on the board are Ross Wilde and Margaret Sutherland Mayor Anderson said today, after his re-election by acclamation became official, he would have liked to have seen an election for mayor 'You're in a better position then to put the issues before the he said Expansion of the city's air- port. Mayor Anderson said, has top priority, as well as finahzation of plans for expan- sion of the industrial park In long range plans, the removal of the railway marshalling yards. 110 acres of very valuable land, from Nixon to enter hospital NEW YORK (AP) Former president Richard Nixon probably will enter a hospital within a week, says his daughter A team of medical specialists was reported on standby at the Camp Pendleton naval hospital near his San Clemente. Calif. home Julie Nixon Eisenhower said Tuesday that the treat- ment Nixon received at home for the blood clots in his leg veins has improved his phlebitis and that he will enter the hospital "to gel something checked More control over CIA sought President Ford and U S State Secretary Henry Kissinger will bnef five congressional leaders today on the scope of the Central Intelligence Agency's covert operations. Kissinger said today The White House meeting was prompted by the controversy over CIA funding of what has been described as an effort to weaken the since- overthrown government of President Salvador Allende in Chile Kissinger disclosed the meeting as he talked with reporters aboard Ford's jetliner en route to New York where Ford was to address the UN General Assembly Invited to the meeting were Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield. House Speaker Carl Albert. Serate Republican Leader Hugh Scott. House Leader Thomas P O'Neill and Republican Leader John Rhodes Administration officials said Ford decided to summon the congressional leaders to the bnefing following his news conference statements Monday night on the CIA's operations in Chile Chile Ford denied the CIA was involved in the coup which toppled the AHende government, but acknowledged it had financed efforts to bolster Allende's op- position Revelation that the CIA had interven- ed directly in the domestic affairs of Chile brought moves in the Senate to assert more control over the agency William Fulbnghl. chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, called for a full-scale study of CIA policies and Chairman Thomas Morgan of the House of Representatives foreign affairs committee said his committee will look into the need for more congressional overseeinc of intelligence operations Action DJ Ihe two cmnnUees followed ford s acknowledg- ment Monday that the CIA spent millions of dollars to prop up news media and political parties opposed to the government of Marxist President Salvador Allende Also spurring the committees were reports that former CIA director Richard Helms lied to a Senate ioreign relations subcommittee about the CIA role in Chile and that State Secretary Henry Kissinger deceived the full com- mittee when he testified on the CIA's covert operations in Chile Both Fulbnght and Morgan said a closer rein is needed on the operations of U S intelligence agencies the centre of the city will be to the advantage of both the city and the railway, he added A total of 19 candidates, believed to be a record number for the city, filed papers for the eight council seats while 13 persons sub- mitted nominations for the public school board and 10 fil- ed tor the separate board ALDERMANIC (eight to be elected, x denotes in- cumbent) v x Cam Barnes, 1907 15th St S businessman Ed Bastedo, 2114 12th Ave S businessman W R Cousins, 809 22nd St S teacher Al Ferenz, 1603 23rd St S teacher Vera Ferguson, 1602 7th Ave S. secretary John Gogo, 1525 20th Ave S manager Joe Hanrahan, 722 24th St N foreman Vaughan Hembroff, 3414 St Parkside Dr lawyer Hal Hoffman, 1804 7th Ave S automotives instruc- tor Dick Johnston, 2238 19th St. S., accountant. x Bill Kergan. 1023 29th A St S retired Stan Klassen, 1109 Great Lakes Rd realtor x Steve Kotch, 1402 Aspen Place businessman Don Le Baron. 2626 20th Ave S administrator Frank Merkl. 2711 21st Ave S student Nap Milroy, 818 17th St S union representative Roger Rickwood. 406 268 7A Ave S teacher Bob Tarleck. 2702 llth A Ave N, teacher Tony Tobin, 2705 10th A Ave N. consultant PUBLIC BOARD (seven to be elected) x Reg Turner. 601 1941 Mavor Magrath Dr retired Grant K. Fletcher, 3610 Forestry Ave S instructor x Doug McPherson. 2005 6th Ave S. physician x Carl Johnson, 3514 South Parkside Dr. retired. x Dorothy Beckel, 1410 20th Ave S. housewife Morley McGill. 1316 Lakemount Blvd manager x Dong Card. 1051 13th St S. broadcaster Gary Bowie. 1101 18th St S. professor Helen Johnson, 410 14th Si S. housewife Mabel By am. 122831 ASt S housewife Bronc Kaspcrski. 1507 18th Aye S inspector Edward E. Filan. 3520 South Parkside Dr businessman Matthew Upton, Box i. U of L student SEPARATE BOARD to be fJerlodi Ron t-abbi. 3650 SCPTHC Heights, uptometnsi lanq W 7 A Si S. professor Day id Bow dm. 2101 Si Dr agrologist x John I Boras. 2117 37th Ave S. lawyer x Frank Pcla. 1249 13lh Ave N lawyer Paul 3006 South Dr lawyer Kofesar. 604 16th St N manager J G. PoiriCT, 506 12 C St N, letter earner x E S Vaselrtiak.TSSl 4lh AVP N retired Ronald G Scott. 1238 24th St N foreman Consumer column in Herald Getting value for a rapidly-shrinking dollar is a problem faced by most Canadian con- sumers in an inflation plagued economy How to get your money's worth when buying a car, insurance, moving food The list is endless A new weeklv column, starting in The Herald todav. will take some of the guesswork out of these questions Entitl ed 'Consumers Beware the column is written by Lynne Gor- don a recognized expert in the field of con- sumerism based in Toronto She has conducted a consumer desk show in Toronto for the last two years, has written numerous articles and is writing a book for spr- ing release This new and infor- mative column, of interest and yital impor- tance to both men and women, will appear in The Herald s family section each Wednesday Margaret's psychiatric care said speculation OTTAWA (CP) Reports that Prime Minister Trudeau's wife Margaret is under a psychiatrist's care in Montreal were dismissed as speculation today by a spokesman for the prime minister She's in for rest and check- ups the spokesman said, when asked to comment on the reports, earned earlier to- day by radio stations in Montreal and Ottawa Reports said--that Mrs Trudeau was being treated by a psychiatrist identified as C Bos H s the spokesman said "There's nothing I can sav about it Mrs Trudeau. 26, was ad- mitted to Royal Victoria Hospital last week and is in a nnvate wing Spokesmen at inal lime oid she was ad- mitted for a rest ?nd a checkup Crash kills 26 in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO 'Reuteri Three army i; and 23 other officers lolled today a air force transport crashed near Ponta Pora in Maio followed me on their copy The Hunters had a copy of the agreement on their ranch kitchen table where the deal was completed, he said Mr Hurlburt also testified Uial contrary to the Hunter s claim, no changes were made in the agreement after they signed All our negotiations had been done and we were ail in agreement that this should be done the MP said The Hunters are claiming in a countersuit to a suit launch- ed bv Mr Hurlburt that they agreed to give him first right of refusal if they decided to sell the ranch but Mr Hurlburt said today that throughout negotiations he used the term option to When Mr Hurlburt attempted to exercise his op- don the Hunter's refused to accept his certified cheque for Mr Hurlburt said the price was in fact suggested b> the Hunters and he considered it a generous offer considering land -.alues at >he time Seen and heard About town County of Lethbndge Coun- ciilor Otto ttobick suggesting the iegal age for off-premises liquor sales be rolled back to 60 Com- munity College student Manlvn Fabbro inyenting a few new words as she labored over her homework Inside Comic-1: Dismct 1 annh N'c M is Sport? 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