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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 i HE Lt i HBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, September News in brief Leger will keep post Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Governor General Jules Leger is mak- ing such satisfactory progress recovering from 2 stroke suf- fered last June that he has dis- missed thought of resign- ing from the vice regal post and expects to resume his duties before the year is ended or early in the New Year His condition has improved steadily since his return to Ot- tawa after being discharged from the University of Sherbrooke Medical Centre Peron meets with leaders BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) blasts and shootings President Maria Estela The latest killings brought Peron Called a meeting of to at least 60 the number of political and military chiefs politically motivated murders todas after at least six per- m Argentina since Aug 1 sons died in two of bomb Firm withdraws ICCS aid SAIGON 'Reuter! A United States compan> that supplies essential services to the International Commission of Control and Supervision in Vietnam today it was withdrawing its support be A S3 4 million contract was awarded I'uesdav to Cana Engineering Ltd of Edmonton for of the first sec- lion of the city s Sou-million rapid transit line to the northeast section of the city- Work is expected to start in about two weeks for comple- tion next July Electricity shortage seen BILLINGS Mom (AP) K-orjje Connor president of ihe Mnntdnd Power Co told ihc- Northwest Electric Light and Power Association Tuesday that in poyyer plant "instruction could mean future electric shortages BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PhoM 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL (onnor. addressing the (invention s closing session, said additional electric generating capacity is needed for jobs productive lives and pollution controls Deaths rilK CANADI PRESS I'ardston. Willie Scraping White. 96 a Blood In- dian and practising medicine man for 75 years James Herbert 59. well-known CBC broadcaster, after a series of heart attacks BILL GROENEN photo Almost made it One of the aspects James Mitchell enjoyed most about Lethbridge Tuesday during a visit to the city was the sprinkling system in Henderson Lake Park. The nine-year-old English lad accompanied his parents, are considering a move to Canada, from England. If they don't settle in Lethbridge, they might choose a sunny spot in British Columbia where they are headed next. Canada immigration office opens in Cyprus capital NICOSIA (CP) A Cana- dian diplomatic official has opened a temporary immigra- tion office in a hotel suite in this capital of embattled Cyprus Daniel Gruer, first secretary of the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, said he interviewed 19 prospective immigrants in his tirst day of business Tuesday He had phone inquiries from 27 other persons The diplomat came late last week to Canada has no permanent diplomatic represen- began setting up shop on the fifth floor of the hotel This was in line with an ear- lier announcement by Im- migration Minister Robert Andras in Ottawa that a senior official would be sent to Cyprus to expedite the move- 6 Arabs could buy control of U.S.' WASHINGTON (AP) Arab countries have enough money to bu> control of United States industrial giants such as IBM. General Motors or A T and T Senator Howard Metzenbaum says But. in a statement prepared for delivery today before the Senate foreign (ommerce subcommittee. said he sees "no foreign plot to buv the United States The Ohio Democrat said the number of companies which could bu> has nearly doubled in the last three months because of the stock market decline He appeared before the committee to testify on the Foreign Investment Review Art of yvhich he is a co- author said that with car, the migrant worker leaders in interviews sa> almost nothing has changed They are especially bitter that the troubles of mi- grant workers in California have become a "fashionable concern" gaining financial and moral support in many Ontano cities, while problems in southwestern Ontano are giossed over GROUP INVESTIGATES Rev Robert Lmdsey of lire United Church, co-chairman of the inter-church group sup- porting Hie California farm workers, said the church group is also investigating the conditions of Canadian migrant workers Mr Lmdscv said that al- though the group is not in a po- sition to start naming villains, first indications are that "OUT own Canadians are not getting the treatment they should Among the executive mem- bers ol the migrants associa- tion is Mike Lemire. a former employee of the federal man power department, who described alleged crowded conditions and diseases suf- fered by the migrants, many of whom are French- Canadians On one farm, four men and two wwnen live in a shack 20 icct by 25 feet with no washing farriiUes. tattered mattresses on the floor and a fly-infested outhouse nearby, he said Canadian pickers in the vegetable beH here are not protected by the laws govern- ing other workers, including migrant workers from other countries who enjoy a better life here because of immigra- tion department rules that do not apply to Canadians, Mr Lemire said Canadian migrant workers have no minimum wage, no child labor laws, no sickness or accident coverage, no toilet facilities in the fields, no contract protection and no minimum housing standards, another spokesman said "It s a chaotic patchwork of housing conditions, wage agreements, guidelines and intra-governmental buck- passing." said Mr Jackson "It's a matter of luck if a migrant family finds a farmer who treats them well Executive members said foreign workers are better off here because the Canadian government has signed agreements with Mexico and Caribbean countries to guarantee minimum wages and inspection of housing Carol and Jean-Louis Dube said they joined the associa- tion while they were living on a a small tobacco curing shed along with three other French-Canadians The shed lacked the basic amwiiUes But on the same farm Jamaican workers were accommodated in a neat house ;