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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, News in brief Castro 'warm, friendly' HAVANA (AP) Premier Fidel Castro met with two U.S senators who said afterward they got the "impression that Cuba is interested in working toward a normalization" of relations with the United States. "The ice has been Senator Jacob Javits (Rep. N.Y.) told reporters after he and Senator Claiborne Pell (Dem. R.I.) spent three hours with Castro late Sunday night. The two senators were to end their three-day visit today. Pell said the meeting with Castro was "frank, warm and but neither senator would say why he believes an improved climate between the two countries may be in the offing. Hurricane Gertrude stalls MIAMI. FI a. A P Hurricane Gertrude has stalled and is whirling about 200 miles southeast of Barbados with her 75 mile-an- hour winds, forecasters at the United States hurricane centre said todav. The season's fourth hurricane, which swirled to life in the Atlantic Saturday, was expected to remain almost stationry through today. Train wreckage cleared EDMONTON (CP) Nor- mal service was resumed Sun- day after wreckage was cleared on the Canadian National Railways' mam line in British Columbia following a head-on collision Saturday between a freight train and a passenger train in which two railway killed. employees were Mike Williams, a railway spokesman, said crews work- ed around the clock to clear the line near McMurphy, 105 miles north of Kamloops, after the accident. China-Japan air route opens TOKYO (AP) A Chinese jetliner arrived here Sunday and a Japanese jetliner landed in Peking after each made 000-mile flights inaugurating a new civil air pact between their countries. Hundreds of Japanese in- cluding government and parliamentary leaders welcomed the Chinese plane. Ecevit resigns again ANKARA. Turkey (AP) Premier Bulent Ecevit of Tur- key resigned today for the sec- ond time in two weeks after being unable to form a new coalition government. President Fahri Koruturk accepted the resignation Ecevit resigned two weeks ago because of cilable differences" between his own Republican People's party and their partners-in- government. the Moslem National Salvation party. Diplomat held hostage SANTO DOMINGO (AP) Terrorists holding a United States diplomat and five other persons in the Venezuelan Embassy demanded today that police and troops pull out of the area within two hours. The Dominican Republic government did not comply, and the deadline passed without any evidence of hostile action by the terrorists. Separate trial ordered WASHINGTON District Judge John Sirica to- day ordered a separate Water- gate cover-up trial for former White House aide Gordon Strachan. The order leaves five de- fendants to face charges in the main cover-up trial scheduled to begin Tuesday. Strachan's lawyer John Bray, told reporters as he left the U.S. District Courthouse today: "We've been severed from the cover-up case.'" Nixon ''feeling better' LONG BEACH. Calif. (AP) Former president Richard Nixon wound up his first week in hospital Sunday with no re- ported change in his condition since Friday Mrs. Nixon said Saturday he was feeling much better. Nixon's doctor said he would issue the next medical report on Nixon today. Gas tax hike considered WASHINGTON The Ford administration is consid- ering asking the United States Congress to raise the federal tax on gasoline by anywhere from 10 to 20 cents a gallon, a White House source says But this same source said the administration fears a public outcry if such a tax plan is announced and is un- sure whether Congress would it BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL The purpose of the higher gasoline tax would be two- fold: to discourage gasoline consumption and to raise new- lax revenue to finance federal programs. Resignation demanded OTTAWA .CP) Members of the Native People's Caravan will present eight 'non-negotiable demands" to Indian Affairs Minister Judd including one that he resign in favor of George Manuel, president of the Nalionai Indian Brotherhood. Declining beef market worries western premiers A little help A city policeman directs traffic at 4th Avenue and Stafford Drive. Lethbridge city police have an officer at this intersection Monday to Friday at p.m. for about a half hour. A police spokesman said the reason for this is to allow traffic from the businesses west of Stafford, approaching on 4th Avenue, a chance to break into the traffic on Stafford Drive as it is quite heavy at that time of day. People have been known to wait as long as 15 minutes to break into traffic, he said. Killers overlook stashed fortune LONDON owner of a little tea and coffee stand was beaten to death for a few pounds and a carton of cigarettes, but his killers overlooked stuffed in boxes, paper bags and cookie tins, police said Sunday. Abraham Cohen, 69, known as "'Alfie'" throughout London's bustling East End, was found dying in a pool of biood Friday in front of the all-night stand he ran for nearly 50 years. "Alfie didn't trust a friend said. "But no one dreamt he had such a vast hoard stashed away in the stall. Mind you, he lived just to make money. I don't remember him taking a holiday in 50 years." Cohen, a bachelor, is survived by his sister, Bessie Falkson. Some of the money probably belonged to Cohen's brother and former partner. Mickey, who died in 1968. Egg mistakes 'honest, not horrendous' MADOC. Ont. (CP) Eugene Whelan. federal minister of agriculture, said Saturday he was misquoted in news reports that had him saying the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency (CEMA) had made "horrendous" mis- takes. The CEMA made honest mistakes, the minister said during the opening of the Madoc agricultural fair, 25 miles north of Belleville. He said publicity about 28 million eggs rotting in storage came in "an age of ex- tremism "They media i didn't say it was one car load They said it was thousands of eggs. "Our farmers are ex- tremists too. They're the best and most productive in the world." Ciliiinour-diira He-styies like real har. neat resistant and fuzz-proof. 1 Year Manufacturers Quality Guarantee' 1525 fall Socialists gain ground in French byelections PARIS (Reuter) The So- cialist party of Francois Mitterand was the big winner in Sunday's byelections in- volving six former ministers of the late President Georges Pompidou. Although the former ministers all came in ahead of their two be- ing elected Socialists gained in all dis- tricts in which they ran can- didates. Commentators said the out- come of the first round of vot- will be runoffs next Sunday in the four con- stituencies where no one gain- ed an absolute ma- that the left gained ground generally, with the Socialists doing well. But they cautioned that a byelection often draws protest votes against those in power, and it was too early to say 'PCs to demand inquiry into RCMP dismissals' TORONTO (CP) The Sun says the Progressive Conservative opposition will make a formal demand in the House of Commons for a royal commission inquiry into the recent dismissal of two RCMP anti-espionage officers. The newspaper quotes Gerald Baldwin, opposition Accidents kill 60 Canadians THE CANADIAN PRESS Two Delta. B.C.. persons killed when their camper truck was in collision with an RCMP patrol car on the way to another accident were among at least 60 persons who died accidentally across Canada during the weekend. The RCMP constable driv- ing the car was also killed. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed 43 others died in traffic, three were drowned, seven died in fires, one man was hit by a plane propeller, one was accidentally shot while hunting, another died in a plane crash, and two per- sons, including an eight-year- old bov. were struck bv trains. house leader, as saying "there is no way the government or the RCMP are going to be able to sweep this under the rug." The house reconvenes today following its summer recess. Leading the expected debate will be Erik Nielsen, veteran PC critic on RCMP and other federal security and police matters, the Sun says. At issue is the dismissal of S. Sgt. Don McCleery and Sgt. Gilles Brunei, both long- service members of the security and intelligence division of the RCMP in Montreal. Last week, the two dropped their court case in Ottawa appealing their disrpissal. NDP sets leadership convention OTTAWA (CP) The federal New Democratic Par- ty probably will hold a leadership convention next March in Winnipeg, it was an- nounced Sunday. A recommendation to this effect will be made at a meeting of the party's national council scheduled next week in Halifax. The announcement was made by Ed Broadbent. NDP parliamentary leader, after a joint meeting of the federal NDP caucus and executive. whether voters are turning against either the Gaullists or against the government of President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a non-Gaullist. In Sunday's voting, former premier Pierre Messmer won 54.77 per cent of the vote com- pared with the 72 per cent he gained in the last general legislative elections in March. 1973. With 180 seats in the 490- seat National Assembly, the Gaullist party is the largest group in the lower house of parliament. Of the other former ministers, Gaullist Olivier Guichard was the only one to be elected outright with 55.98 per cent of the votes, slightly less than his 1973 score of 59.40 per cent. VANCOUVER (CP) There is a need for immediate aid to cow-calf operators to ensure sufficient beef supplies and avert soaring prices and shortages next spring, Canada's western premiers said Saturday. The premiers said at the end of their two-day conference that if the need is not met, cat- tle producers will slaughter their stock now rather than keep the animals over the winter at a time of low prices. Seattle mayor eyes energy deal with B.C. SEATTLE (CP) Mayor Wes Uhlman of Seattle has agreed to discuss cancellation of his city's agreement with British Columbia on raising the Ross Dam, in return for possible extra supplies of Canadian energy. B.C. Resources Minister Bob Williams said Fricr.y he wrote to Mayor Uhlman Aug. 9 suggesting B.C. buy back the 1967 agreement for the rent that would be paid for the area about million. The minister also suggested a meeting to discuss the possibility of British Columbia helping with Seattle's anticipated power shortage. Mayor Uhlman said Friday- he replied to the minister, and agreed to a discussion. But the mayor said he had not had any word from B.C. officials They suggested a program of cash advances of a calf similar to programs now available to grain producers. The provinces said if Ot- tawa agrees to establish sucf a program, the provinces wiL share in the costs and ad- ministration. Asked how far the provincer are prepared to go, Premier Dave Barrett said "we'l, entertain a formula but now we want to emphasize the seriousness of the problem." Mr. Barrett said the aid ir "especially critical for smaller ranches which are something we have en- couraged." Prpmipr Allan Blakeney o Saskatchewan said "people won't feed cattle on the prairies" because of a declin- ing beef market. Ke said if the calves are slaughtered it will also affect feedlot operations and pack ing houses in other provinces. Premier Peter Lougheed o Alberta said "we must do something in a dramatic way in the next few weeks to enable the cattlemen to ge through the winter and spring with some cash." Mr. Blakeney said the cattle problem is linked to the federal policy on feed grain; and the premiers jointly ex- pressed criticism of the low initial prices for gram offeree by the Canadian wheat board. Farmers have the option of selling feed grains on the open market or to the wheat board at a price about 50 per cent of what the board anticipates will be the final selling price. Open market prices are lower. The premiers asked that ini- tial prices paid by the wheat board be raised to 75 or 80 per cent of the anticipated final price. Weekend mishaps kill 12 persons By THE CANADIAN PRESS Three persons killed in a single-vehicle accident near Ashmont, Alta.. were among at least 12 persons to die accidentally in the three prairie provinces during the weekend. A Canadian Press survey from 6pm. Friday to midnight Sunday showed 11 persons died in traffic 'Affluent are facing living standard cut9 WASHINGTON (CP) The president of the World Bank said today people in affluent countries may have to face a reduction in their "immensely high standard of living" to help curtail "the risk of death" facing millions in the poorer countries. Robert McNamara told delegates to the opening sessions of the joint World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meeting that aid to poorer countries must not shunted aside as developed countries concentrated on controlling their own inflation and on searching for struc- tural solutions "to their li- quidity imbalances." His remarks were released to reporters in advance of delivery. "The situation is desperate" for the poorest of the countries served by one World "countries that represent fully half of the total population of all the nations we serve, countries containing one billion human beings." The bank, of which Canada is a member, is the world's largest multilateral supplier of development finance. Canada will be represented at the meetings here by Finance Minister John Turner. "Almost every element in the current economic situation" has worked to the disadvantage of the poorer countries. McNamara said, "and has been compounded by the natural disasters of flood, drought and crop failure." Such countries, he said, "need additional assistance on concessionary terms billion to billion more a year in the remaining years of the decade." Such assistance, he said, must be mobilized despite the current economic environ- ment and in the face of "severe inflation, unaccep- table unemployment and un- certain growth prospects" within the donor countries. "The world has not suddenly lost its wealth." he said. "The oil producing and exporting countries (OPECt have gain- ed huge amounts-" accidents, and one in a plane crash in Alberta Alberta reported eight fatalities, with three in Saskatchewan and one in Manitoba. Three residents of the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve near Ashmont. 120 miles northeast of Edmonton, were killed early Saturday. Dead are Debbie Cardinal. 16. Leon Henry Cardinal, 17. and 23- year-old Eugene Cardinal. Police said the mishap occurred when a car driven by Eugene Cardinal went off the road and overturned into a ditch. Two motorists died in a head-on collision Saturday night near Lamont. 30 miles northeast of Edmonton. Lawrence O'Curley. 21. of St. Michael. Alta.. and the unidentified driver of the second car were killed. Police are investigating an accident at Rosedale. Alta.. that claimed the life of Adele Dyck. 13. of Rosedale. The girl's body was found Friday night in a ditch on the south side of town, four miles east of Drumheller. Police said they believe the girl was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Police and transport department officials are investigating the cause of a light plane crash Sunday near Airdrie. Alta 12 miles north of Calgary. Jack Dwayne Nordberg. 31. of Calgary, the lone occupant, was killed in the crash Dwight J. Jorgenson. 29. of Calgary became the Foothills City's 42nd traffic fatality of the year Sunday when he was involved in a head-on collision in northwest Calgary A second man suffered serious injuries in what police described as