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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1974 15 CENTS 28 Pages Lethbridge teachers turn down proposal By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge teachers called for better working conditions and a larger over-all salary increase as they turned down a 1975 collective agreement proposal prepared by their negotiating committee during a two and a half hour closed meeting Thursday. The 450 public and separate school teachers attending the meeting expressed concern that the committee didn't include working conditions in the contract proposal and didn't provide those on the lower end of the teaching scale with an adequate salary increase. The local Alberta Teachers Association negotiating com- mittee asked for an over-all salary increase of about 22 per cent for 1975 in the contract it prepared for presentation to the public and separate school boards, unofficial sources told The Herald following the meeting. The teachers felt the salary grid proposed for new teachers was "unrealistically low" when compared with salaries of laborers with no university education. While several percentage increases were discussed, an over-all increase of about 25 to 26 per cent appeared to satisfy the majority of teachers in attendance. The negotiating committee will have to review the proposal and prepare another. It will be presented to a general meeting of all city teachers which is not likely to be held until the latter part of October. The proposed salary grid for teachers with one year univer- sity education was increased by the negotiating committee from (1974 contract) to for the 1975 contract. When discussions about salaries concluded Thursday, several teachers left the meeting. But many stayed. They demanded a lowering of the student-teacher ratio so they would be able to spend more time with each student. They also called for more preparation time for elemen- tary school teachers and a "clear cut policy" on student discipline. V S Seen and heard About town Jim Trebbie and other members of the teacher negotiating committee sneak- ing off to a steak dinner courtesy of the public school board, their opponents in the upcoming contract negotiations Bill Cousins sporting a shorter hair length to set an example for the cadets he instructs in his spare time. Ethiopian military rule losing civilian backing By HENRY TANNER New York Times Service ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The most fervently debated question in the Ethiopian capital following the removal of Emperor Haile Selassie is whether a conflict between the military regime and its former civilian backers the trade unions, students and professionals has become inevitable. The military officers are be- ing sharply criticized by their former allies for the first time since the start of their slow motion revolution nearly eight months ago. The discontent of the civilians was not touched off by the removal of the emperor but by the fact that the of- ficers, who until recently were content to wield power through a simple "armed Grain pay withheld until 1975 OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment will withhold final payments until 1975 for grain delivered during the 1973-74 accounting year, Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian wheat board, said today. Final payments, roughly the difference between the price Prairie farmers receive when they deliver grain and the price received by the wheat board when it is sold, will not be made until after Jan. 1, Mr. Lang said in a statement. The move is seen as an at- tempt to stimulate grain deliveries by further spreading the tax load on fanners. The mighty aphid Magnified 16 times, the aphid looks imposing but even at normal size, it caused Lethbridge resi- dents more than its share of headaches this summer. Its tremendous reproductive capacity is partly responsible for its numbers, says a research official. One aphid, which produces living young, has 100 offspring. Twenty days later those 100 each have 100 young. At the end of the 120-day aphid season, one aphid can account for a trillion aphids. forces co ordinating com- have proclaimed the creation of a provisional military government and have failed to name a date at which they intend to hand power to a civilian government. Civilian criticism has been touched off also by the fact that the military, on the day it dethroned the emperor, in- stituted press censorship and terminated such civil rights as the right to strike and to hold demonstrations and public meetings. These rights did not exist under the imperial rule but were instituted this summer and exercised with glee by many Ethiopians for the first time. The unions, students organizations, journalists, teachers and other professionals, saying that they fear a new form of repression may be taking shape, are call- ing for the immediate crea- tion of a civilian popular government and restoration of civil rights. The military has begun to use against its new critics the same tactics that proved effective in forcing down the imperial regime. The recipe is Violation to move slowly and deliberately, with a mixture of toughness and persuasion, and to discredit opponents in the eyes of the citizenry. 11 escape Eleven prisoners of the Dade County jail in Miami, Fla., bored through a cell wall, pried a window screen off and climbed down the side of the building Thursday night. Ten are still at large and include four being held for murder and one for a brutal double abduction slaying. Study suggests college needs additional space claimed Lethbridge Community College needs major increases in its building space if it is to meet the needs of its students during the next decade, a shocked group of college governors and administrators was informed at a meeting Thursday. The recommendation was included in a master plan for the college that was prepared by Contract Education and Training Services of Edmon- ton. The college officials were caught by surprise because the master plan was to be a guide for the most efficient use of existing facilities at the college during the next 10 years. Because of the sweeping changes recommended in the report, C. D. Stewart, president, said following the meeting the board of gover- nors have decided to present the master plan to the Alberta department of advanced education for reaction. The governors hope to get reaction from the department to the expanded capital that will be needed to provide the college with the facilities recommended in the master plan. Dr. Stewart said once the government, board of gover- nors and the master planners have "a meeting of the minds" the report will be placed in final form and released to the public. TRAIL, B.C. (CP) The United Steelworkers of America said Thursday that Cominco Ltd. is trying to make it party to a serious violation of the human rights act in its latest contract offer, but the company denied doing so. The union said the company has proposed that part-time female janitors be paid an hour while male full-time janitors would receive Jordan admits tank sales LONDON (AP) Britain said today that Jordan has ad- mitted selling British-built Centurion tanks and a land-to- air missile system to South Africa. Kootenai Indians plan to set up roadblocks BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (AP) Northern Idaho's 67- member Kootenai Indian tribe braced for a confrontation to- day with state and local law enforcement agencies. Kootenai tribal members planned to erect roadblocks on four major roadways in an ef- fort to secure at least part of 1.6 million acres in Idaho and Montana which they lost in 1855. State and local authorities said they would arrest anyone manning a roadblock. On Thursday evening, a 33- car convoy of Idaho State Po- lice vehicles moved into Bon- ners Ferry. Tribal spokesman Douglas Wheaton pledged that no In- dian will provoke violence, and no one manning roadblocks will be armed. 60 dead GUATEMALA (AP) Re- duced to a tropical storm. Hurricane Fifi headed into southern Mexico today leav- ing at least GO dead in northern Honduras. CIA backed Chile strikes New York Times Service WASHINGTON The Central Intelligence Agency secretly financed striking labor unions and trade groups in Chile for more than 18 months before President Salvador Allende was overthrown, intelligence sources revealed yesterday. The sources said that the majority of more than million authorized for clandestine C.I.A. activities in Chile was used in 1972 and 1973 to provide strike benefits and other means of support for anti-Allende strikers and workers. William E. Colby, director of the C.I.A. had no comment when told of the Times' infor- mation. In testimony today before the Senate foreign relations committee, secretary of State Kissinger asserted that the intelligence agency's involve- ment in Chile had been authorized solely to keep alive political parties and news media threatened by Allende's one-party minority government. The clandestine activities, Kissinger said, were not aimed at subverting that government. Among those heavily sub- sidized, the sources said, were the organizers of a nationwide truck strike that lasted 26 days irf the fall of 1972, seriously disrupting Chile's economy and provoking the first of a series of labor cnses for Allende. Direct subsidies the sources said, also were provided for a series of middle-class shopkeepers's strikes and a taxi strike, among others, that disrupted the capital city of Santiago in the summer of 1973, shortly before Allende was overthrown by a military coup. At its peak, the 1973 strikes involved more than truck drivers, shopkeepers and professionals who band- ed together in a middle class movement that, many analysts have concluded, made a violent overthrow inevitable. The Times' sources, while readily acknowledging the intelligence agency's secret support for the middle classes, insisted that the Nixon administration's goal had not been to force an end to the presidency of Allende. The sources noted that a re- quest from the truckers union for more C.I.A. financial aid in August, 1973, one month before the coup, was rejected by the 40 Committee, .the intelligence review board chaired by Secretary of State Kissinger. Nonetheless, the sources also conceded that some agency funds inevitably as one high official put it "could have filtered" to the truckers union thereafter. "If we give it to A, and then A gives it to B and C and the official said, "in a sense it's true that D got it but the question is did we give it to A knowing that D would get The official added that it was "awfully hard" to main- tain control over local field operatives, particularly when large sums of cash were in- volved. STARGAZER PREDICTS DEPRESSION IN 1975 TORONTO (CP) Canada has just one year to go before it is hit by a major depression. So astrologer Robin Armstrong has concluded from gazing at the stars. Mr. Armstrong, co-ordinator of Canada's first astrology convention meeting here this week, forecast "a major de- pression that will create adjustments around the world" and will last until international controls are introduced in, 1984. Quebec will be hardest-hit because of the language problem, he said, and will experience more "financial shocks" than the rest of the country But Prime Minister Trudeau need not worry about the coming disaster, said Mr. Armstrong, because "he's amazing and he'll be around a long time." "We'll probably be better off than elsewhere." he said. "Canada has a major role to play in the future." Inquiry sought on Nixon's ills WASHINGTON (AP) A new subpoena for Richard Nixon to appear in the Water- gate coverup trial is likely to hasten an official opinion on the former president's health. Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski issued the subpoena for Nixon as a prosecution witness Oct. 1, the day the trial is to start, a spokesman said Thursday. It was served by FBI agents at Nixon's San Clemente, Calif., estate Thursday night. Nixon, meanwhile, issued a claim of executive privilege in a move to keep his tape recordings from use in two civil suits stemming from the Watergate break-in. Unlike an earlier subpoena issued by lawyers for cover-up defendant John Ehrlichman, the new summons for Nixon is likely to make an early issue of Nixon's health. The prosecutors need the former president to authen- ticate more than 30 White House tapes which they plan to play for the jury. The tapes include many conversations between Nixon and cover-up defendants. Before the tapes can be ad- mitted as evidence, someone must testify to their accuracy as recordings of real conversations. The only per- sons who can do that are those who joined in the conver- sations or at least were pre- sent when they took place. Nixon, reported to be plan- ning to enter a hospital next week, is suffering from a blood clot disease called phlebitis. Amnesty response picks up ASSOCIATED PRESS The first United States army deserters freed from prison under President Ford's conditional clemency plan have left Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas on 30-day temporary home parole. In Fayetteville, N.C., 28 men were sent home Thurs- day from Ft. Bragg, and four draft evaders were released from Seagoville federal prison near Dallas. At Leavenworth, officials said 95 men were scheduled for processing through the cle- mency board. Pentagon officials in Washington said 364 military' deserters had inquired about clemency by Thursday. Inside Classified........22-27 Comics..........20 Comment...........4 District.........17 Family..........18.19 Local News 15.16 I Markets...........21 Sports........12.13 !G Theatres...........11 Travel...........9 TV...........5-8.10 Weather...........3 At Home ..........28 'Says he's a dodger from the Spanish American War.' LOW TONIGHT 45: HIGH SAT. 75; SUNNY, WARM. Ford's UN speech centred on Kissinger By OSWALD JOHNSTON New York Times Service NEW YORK To hear White House sources describe il beforehand, President Ford's maiden United Nations address has to be all about lood and the United States com- mitment to feed the hungry But in the delivery Wednesday, before a general assembly dominated as never before by the third world, the oil nrh Arabs and the post-colonial developing nations. the speech focused on a different subject In fact it seemed to be all about oil In retrospect. howev-eY, the conflicting interests of the oil-hungry industrialized nations, Ihe food-hungry Ihird world and 1he money-hungry oil producers appear to cancel one another out, and another interpretation of the speech emerges, obvimisly il was about Henry A Kissinger Ford's message bore the unmistakcable stamp of his secretary of state. He stressed the economic "interdependence" of the world With one hand he held out continued American generosity food supplier to the hungry, with the other he threatened American retaliation in foodstuffs if the oil producers continue to gouge the rest of the world with price increases. The link was vintage Kissinger. Predictably, the audience of diplomats accustomed to the polite rhetoric of the general assembly normally all about peace, co-operation, common prosperity, was puzzled. and iJs response was cool. The Arabs did not like the substance of the speech at all. The rest of the third world caught between Ihe hammer of famine and the anvil of bankruptcy caused by skyrocketing oil prices, tended to agree privately that oil and food should be linked But they gambled publicly that the point should not have been made in so many words Instead, the delegates applauded Kissinger, the only ob- vious focus of Ford's speech Except for their concluding ovation, institutional. traditional and perfunctory. Ford's fasteners interrupted him only onre to signify approval This was when he departed from his text to reassure the United Nations the Arnenran people the whole world Kissinger himself that he had full confidence in his secretary of state and intended to keep him on as director of U.S. foreign policy. "He has my full support and the unquestionable backing of the American Ford declared. Rarely il appeared, had form so obviously been applaud- ed in preference to substance a preference that became the more obvious the chillier the reception of the food-oil link grew as Ford's address unfolded. From the Washington perspective, the episode recalled that curious White House alchemy that has already tran- sformed a request in August to Alexander M. Haig to stay on "for the chief of staff into his appointment last week as supreme allied commander to the NATO command in Brussels The public reminder last that Kissinger's White House role as national security adviser endows him with authority to direct covert Central Intelligence Agency operations in. for example. Chile ex-en while his more public role as secretary of slate gives him institutional command of foreign policy has led to speculation that two hats were too manv ;