Winnipeg Free Press

January 12, 1981

Issue date: Monday, January 12, 1981
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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - January 12, 1981, Winnipeg, Manitoba Competitors knock casket rental Jim Plunketts Raiders wilt square off against the Eagles in Super By Joe Rubin Winnipeg funeral directors say a cas ket rental service introduced by a local funeral chapel is a gimmick which detracts from the dignity of the de But Edward president of Leatherdale said that while he expects his casket rental concept will annoy funeral directors who profit from coffin a rented casket service can still be performed with dignity and You can have a dignified funeral honoring your mother or father without paying Coutu For Leathefdale Gardiner will lay out the deceased ift an oak of elm casket slumber bed equipped with a removable Styrofoam mattress and blue or beige velour After the service Is completed and the family has the remains are transferred to a corrugated cardboard container and then cremated or Coutu said the mattress and sheets would be dry cleaned and reused about 20 The rented casket the com pany now has three is expected to be used for 25 to 50 funerals before being The casket rental option may only be used if the deceased is interred in Pineview Meifiofial a ceme tery owned by Leathefdaie Cost of the site is included in the but the company chafges aft extra for opening and closing the grave as well as perpetual Softie funeral directors interviewed said the Leathefdale Gaf diner service is a ploy to improve business for Pine view Memorial its a gimmick to get people into their said Gordon Patter president of Green Acres Memori al Gardens and Funeral Patterson is the only funeral director in Winnipeg to offer the an exterior casket covering a cardboard At the moment of the inner cardboard casket Is lowefed into the grave and the outer casket moves on to the next funeral Since its introduction to Winnipeg last Patterson said three people have chosen the catafalque Gordon president of Thomson Funeral agreed that cas ket rental was an inducement to be buried in Pineyiew Memorial About of the plots in the 26acre cemetery are Theyve been pushing their ceme but so far they havent been that See COMPETITOR page 4 Fog tonight 13 Sunny tomorrow 5 Winnipeg Free Press Monday January 1981 VOL 109 NO SUN Rises Sets MOON Rises Sets FINAL 200 For home or 9422161 9562330 AP PHOTO legislation speeded TEHRAN CP Irans parliament was presented with two emergency bills today aimed at solving the hostage crisis by four days before the inauguration of President elect Ronald who has warned he will conduct hostage talks with a clean If we do not reach a result by 16 it is not clear how the negotiations will continue with the new incoming admin Irans top hostage negotia Behzad President Carter has set 16 as the deadline by which a hostage agree ment must be reached if the terms are to be put into effect before Reagan is inaugurated Reagan said yesterday he will start on the hostage talks with clean slate if Carter is unable to get an I still hope and pray the president will succeed in what he has been trying to Reagan If then we have to Nabavi said the first emergency bill asks the or to ap prove a thirdparty arbitrator to set tle financial and legal claims between Iran and the United The second bill asks the Majlis to nationalize the wealth of the late shah Salvador regime claims rout SAN SALVADOR CP The gov ernment of El Salvador said late yes terday it had crushed a socalled final offensive by leftist guerrillas after 24 hours of fierce fighting in 12 cities and At least 300 presumed to be and seven includ ing a were killed in heavy fighting which centred on Santa this small Central American countrys second largest an army spokes man The military was in control following the imposition of a countrywide dusk todawn he Rebellion fails In Santa a retired colonel and a captain led an illfated rebellion and set fire to an army the spokesman Six soldiers and a colonel died during the he Pockets of the northern town of Cha latenango were still being contested late An air force spokesman said a guer rilla attack on the military airfield at llopango just east of the capital had been Heavy fighting was re ported at a National Guard post north of the capital and at the army barracks in Santa In Santa two reporters with The Associated Press and a Salvadoran television crew were told to get out of town within 10 minutes or they would be See REBELS page 4 and his Nabavi a move that would make it easier for the United States to return the shahs assets to After Nabavi announced the legisla the Majlis went into closed ses A vote is scheduled on the two bills Another Iranian hostage Ahmad said earlier that the Iranian government has accepted the commitment offered by the United States for the release of the 52 cap Commitment accepted We have accepted the commitment the United States is making before the government of Azizi told a Western reporter in Everything will be clearer tomor he Algerian sources in Tehran said they believe a breakthrough in the hostage negotiations was near after an Iranian spokesman said his government would accept guarantees instead of the deposit demanded for the But Washingtons chief nego tiator reported serious problems re main and extended his stay in Al Iranian negotiator Ahmad Azizi told the Tehran newspaper Enghclab Isla mi yesterday The Iranian govern ment has accepted Algerian proposals asking the United States for interna tional guarantees instead of placing a deposit with the Algerian He said Iran would respond formally to the Algerian initiative today or to No details provided Azizi did not elaborate on the guaran which would replace the deposit in Algeria that Iran has demanded to guarantee payment of Iranian assets frozen in the United States and a billion deposit de manded to insure return of the Idte Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavis for tune to officials in Washington said they have not been notified by Iran that the demand for billion has been dropped and they could provide no confirmation of Azizis The chief Deputy State Secretary Warren extended his stay in Algiers at least until today and said that serious prob lems still remain in the Before the Majlis session became executive affairs min presented a second related to the which he described as related to the nationalization of the wealth of the former shah and his Both will be discussed in the closed he and separate votes will be taken on Nabavi indicated that the first bill involved possibly refer ring to the Algerian intermediaries and their proposals aimed at narrowing the gaps between Tehran and Washing He told the Majlis If we get the permission if we reach an accept able solution on the rest of the we can end the hostage Undercover Members of the Los Angeles SWAT team cautiously approach a youth who fled a hotel where he and his stepfather had held 11 persons hostage Moments a police marksman ended the allnight siege when he shot the youths stepfather in the eye as the man held a shotgun to the head of one of the The gunman died None of the hostages were injured in the which started when the stickup team entered the hotel and demanded Womens rights to get boost Liberals hope amendments will placate critics of constitution package From The Canadian Press Women will be offered more protec tion against discriminatory laws when Justice Minister Jean Chretien unveils amendments to the Liberal govern ments constitutional reform proposals Government sources in Ottawa said yesterday the changes to a section on nondiscrimination in the proposed rights charter are designed to answer complaints made by womens groups to Parliaments constitution Womens groups said the original section in promising equality be fore the assured women they would be treated equally in the courts but did nothing to protect them against laws that treat men and women dif such as the Indian Wording changed The amended section will offer equal ity before and under the Other changes aim to protect against discrimination in payment of ployment to alleviate con cerns that righttolife groups might use the section to claim protection for fetuses and to ensure that affirmative action programs to help various including wouldnt be ruled Government sources have also hinted at other changes in the in cluding stonger recognition of Canadas multicultural Doris head of the govern mentappointed Advisory Council on the Status of called the changes in the section governing non discrimination a partial Its certainly a big improvement because the law as it was written wouldnt have helped women at she said in an Anderson said she was disappointed the government hasnt extended the grounds on which discrimination is prohibited to include mari tal sexual orientation and politi cal She reserved final judgment until she sees whether the government changes the muchcriticized opening which outlines limits to the rights that and shortens the threeyear waiting period before the rights charter comes into The extent of the amendments to be introduced tonight will signal just how flexible the Liberals will be in their plans to change and patriate the Cana dian constitution from Hints of several changes to the pack age were dropped last Multicul turalism Minister James Fleming said the government will propose an amendment to recognize Canadas multicultural A Liberal MP on the committee said the phrase where numbers warrant will be dropped from the section guarantee ing education in French and English anywhere in the Israel expects early election as coalition loses majority JERUSALEM AP The majority of Prime Minister Menachem Begins cabinet favors holding an early election following the coalitions loss of its par liamentary Cabinet Secre tary Aryeh Naor said Speaking to reporters after a special 3yrhour cabinet meeting Noar said the ministers will confer with their political parties before taking a final decision on an early Observers said it is unlikely any of the parties will overrule their I believe the government will decide Deputy Prime Minister Yi gael Yadin adding that the gen eral trend in the cabinet was for early A minority of foreignpolicy hard liners are said to favor trying to pro long the government so that it could further extend Jewish control over oc cupied Arab There was no immediate comment from Begin on the election Earlier the newspaper Maariv re ported Begins advisers would urge the adoption of legislation dissolving the Israels and ad vancing the November election of a new legislature to Begin would remain the chief of a caretaker administration until the new Knesset met and approved a new gov The opposition Labor favored to win the said it would intro duce the legislation if the government The last curtain will almost certain ly come down said The crisis for Begins coalition government came to a head yesterday when Finance Minister Yi gael Hurvitz quit after the cabinet rejected his demand that it postpone indefinitely pay raises for the countrys the cabinet voted 11 to 2 for a compromise accepting the teachers demands in principle but postponing See ISRAEL page 4 Pupils taunted Gifted children those to whom school comes easily often must endure unkind nicknames and classmates Boone dead Richard who inspired a spate of Western TV heroes when he starred as the hired gunslinger of Have Will is dead of throat Mafia in union In the second article of a Mafia member turned informer Jimmy Fratianno recalls trying to straighten out a Teamsters union Stand hardens Labor union members were forcibly removed from a town hall after Polish authorities signalled a toughening INDEX 41 19 12 Clevertey 7 23 18 9 Jumble 21 25 Sports 17 TV 41 ;