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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 i HE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, 27, 1974 News In brief Terrorism reports banned BUENOS AIRES (AP) Legislative approval is ex- pected soon of a bill virtually banning press reports of terrorism and providing heavy penalties for political dissent. The Senate approved the government bill Thursday, and the Chamber of Deputies is expected to pass it soon. The government proposed the legislation to counter a growing wave of terrorism that has taken an average of one victim a day since Presi- dent Isabel Peron succeeded her husband July 1. Whitlam starts tour SYDNEY, Australia (Reuter) Prime Minister Gough Whitlam left today for an 18-day visit to North America and the South protests by his parliamentary opposition for leaving Australia at a time of economic crisis. The Labor party leader flew to Raratonga for a brief ap- pearance at the South Pacific conference which is discuss- ing affairs of island governments in the region before going on by way of Honolulu to New York where he will address the United Nations General Assembly next Monday. Deck officers get 65% hike TORONTO (CP) Pay of deck officers on Great Lakes ships will go up in a series of increases totalling an average of about 65 per cent by the first half of 1976 under a new contract ending a seven-week strike, an executive of one of the shipping companies said today. The firm, Upper Lakes Ship- ping Co., is the first of the strike-hit companies to resume service following ratification of an agreement between the carriers and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild. Rent act effective Oct. 1 VICTORIA (CP) At- torney general Alex Mac- donald announced today that the new landlord and tenant act, which provides for a ren- talsman to control rent increases, has been proclaim- ed effective Oct. 1. The only sections not effec- tive on that date, he told a news conference, is one deal- ing with security deposits and another giving the cabinet the power, upon recommendation of the rentalsman, to set allowable rent increases. French seamen strike again LE HAVRE, France (Reuter) French seamen today launched their second 48-hour strike this month in support of the crew of the liner France who have oc- cupied the luxury vessel for two weeks. Nearly 95 per cent of French seamen answered the first strike call Sept. 16, but this second nationwide stoppage is not expected to be as widely followed. Murder-suicide reported CALGARY (CP) Police said two young brothers were the victims of a murder- suicide which may have resulted from a quarrel between the boys Thursday afternoon Steven John Eavis, 15, and his 12-year-old brother Lawrence Alexander died about p.m. from .22 calibre gunshot wounds. Israelis shell Lebanon TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli gunners shelled suspected guerrilla targets in Lebanon Thursday night but only a few shells were fired, a military spokesman said. Earlier in the day, an Israeli patrol crossed into southern Lebanon and searched the vil- lage of Blida for Palestinian guerrillas. Channel swim thwarted FOLKESTONE, England (CP) Jacques Amyot, a 50- year-old Quebecer who wants to swim the English Channel, was forced by bad weather to forego any attempt at the feat today High winds churned up big waves between here and the French port of Calais, which will be Amyot's destination if weather conditions permit him to undertake the 22-mile swim. Italian chief ends visit WASHINGTON (AP) President Giovanni Leone of Italy has ended a state visit to All About food! The MarHet Place On Alberta CTV Network Stations at p.m. Sundays Starts Sept 290TCFRN TV Edmonton October 6 on CFCN TV Calgary PriHnrtinjn 1 i 400 Mroonion. H.fc 1312 Washington, taking with him pledges by President Ford to visit Italy soon and to offer U.S. help in that country's economic problems. In a joint statement issued Thursday night, Ford and Leone also said the two coun- tries "agreed to facilitate in- itiatives" to further "the im- perative need for the equitable distribution of world resources among all nations." They did not specifically men- tion the oil-energy problems plaguing industrialized countries. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PROM 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Ford promises 'no unfair loads' in inflation fight Delivery in progress As Bank of Canada security guard Marcel Laroux are being delivered to banks and trust companies a- watches, Brinks guards Ray Goulet and Charles cross Canada in preparation for sale of 1975 bonds Robert, right, load boxes of Canada savings bonds into which starts Monday, an armored truck. The boxes each double-locked, Butz kills 'tent show9 proposal DALLAS, Tex. (AP) Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz said Thursday he has no intentions of using a "road tent show" proposed by one of his aides as a means to con- vince Americans that food prices are not all that bad. The proposal was sub- mitted by one of Bute's aides. It called for travelling show that would include music, prayers and sketches of pilgrim life. It was suggested as a means to counter what the aide described as the "distorted view" con- sumers are getting of the economy. Butz said that there are no plans to imple- ment the proposal. "I am constantly getting ideas from my he said. "Some are good; some are not good." He said the tent show proposal was among the "not-good" group. 6One-world approach to inflation needed9 OTTAWA (CP) Com- monwealth finance ministers have ended their annual meet- ing with high hopes for results from the International Mone- tary Fund (IMF) meeting next week but with no recommendations on how to deal with such problems as oil-related debts. The 33-country group deferred to larger inter- national organizations in hopes that solutions to press- ing problems might be found. The communique issued Thursday at the end of the two-day meeting said the ministers "emphasized the need for a one-world approach in economic matters." But it also noted that conditions for many countries have become worse despite previous inter- national pledges of help. The Commonwealth group regularly meets the week prior to the IMF and World Bank meetings, to be held this year in Washington. Finance Minister John Turner, as host the chairman of this year's Commonwealth session, made it clear at a news briefing that the Com- monwealth ministers would not take a joint position at the IMF meeting. Oil estimates are that the combined total of consuming countries this year will be a prime discussion topic. Price increases for oil, other essen- tial commodities and manufactured goods have had the greatest impact on poor countries. Arnold Smith, Com- monwealth secretary-general, has said some Commonwealth countries told him they will be bankrupted unless they receive urgent short-term help. Mr. Turner said Thursday the conference produced "a heightened awareness of the need to recycle surplus reference to the oil debt. Mr. Smith had noted earlier Wednesday that Nigerians complained about higher prices they had to pay for im- ports and said: "We've got to see their side of it too." Nigeria has frozen wages for four years. Nigeria and Canada both are oil producers but Nigeria is a major exporter and is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford convened his economic summit conference today and quickly found his administration's anti-inflation policies under attack from congressional Democrats. Ford predicted in his open- ing remarks that "we as Americans can and will win" the fight against inflation, and hinted at tax cuts for the poor so no group is "called upon to carry an unfair share of the load." Speaker Carl Albert of the House of Representatives, who followed Ford to the microphone, complained that some congressional recommendations for economic action had been overlooked in pre-summit con- ferences. Trial to open without ailing Nixon WASHINGTON (Reuter) The Watergate prosecutor's office is not counting on ailing Richard Nixon as a witness and is ready to proceed without him when the Watergate cover-up trial opens next week. An informed source in the prosecutor's office said the former president's is in hospital in California suf- fering from potentially dangerous blood it increasingly unlikely he will take the stand. But the prosecution is ready to go ahead anyway. "You've got to remember that when we brought this case, he was still president and the case was brought with the assumption that this man wouldn't be available to us as a the source said. "We're still prepared to han- dle it this way." Group formed to study damage to ozone layer Honduras recovery may take 'at least 2 years9 New York Times Service TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras The Honduran economy may require at least two years to recover from last week's hurricane, which caus- ed damages estimated at well over million, foreign economic experts said here yesterday. The torrential rains and high winds brought by Hurricane Fifi flooded and battered the fertile valleys of northern Honduras, which produce most of the country's agricultural output. Highways, railroads, bridges and some factories were also damaged, while thousands of peasant farmers lost their subsistence crops and personal belongings. The death toll has been es- timated at between and but there is no dis- puting the enormous impact of the hurricane on the tiny and fragile Honduran economy. The government has published a preliminary study of the economic damage of the disaster, calculating total material losses of between million and billion. Confirmed losses in the shape of government and private infrastructure and commer- cial crops are believed by economists to be about million. Foreign experts also calculate that, with ample foreign aid, reconstruction of the economy will require at least two years' efforts. The most serious single loss has been the nearly complete destruction of the banana plantations, which account for almost 50 per cent of the country's foreign exchange and employ about peo- ple in the hurricane-affected areas. Two large United States companies. United Brands and Standard Fruit, which own most of the banana production, have suffered enormously from the disaster. NAVY LEAGUE CADET CORPS Won't You Join Us? Recruiting Every Saturday Morning 10-12 a.m. Navy League Building 11 and 12 olda FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Phone 327-1531 Local 270 Anytima Saturday Morning 10-12 a.m. 327-5547 Love of Jesus members 6joined rebel church' VICTORIA