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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LITHMIDOIHlftALD April News In brief French program planned EDMONTON (CP) .-Public school trustees agreed Tuesday to a bilingual teaching program for at least three kindergarten classes, involving a minimum of 60 students, beginning next fall. The classes will be taught in English and French. 18 feet of snow kills skier BANFF body of Ellis, 20, 7 of Minneapolis, Minn., was >Uound buried in 18 feet of snow the bottom of a ravine Tuesday, RCMP reported. The body was found behind Brewster Mt. at Sunshine Village ski resort, police said. No inquest was expected. RCMP dogs, dog masters and park wardens, were involved in the search and are still investigating the mishap. Quebec duped by Ottawa? QUEBEC (CP) A .'Conservative member of said Tuesday Quebecers were the dupes last '.week when a one-price oil -System was announced in Ottawa by the federal government. Roche Lasalle, MP for Joliette, told a Conservative meeting that Prime Minister conceded to the Western provinces and Ontario by virtue of the per barrel oil price agreement reached with provincial premiers. He said the agreement could affect Premier Robert Bourassa's plans for a super- tanker port on the St. Lawrence River and Quebec's plans for petrochemical industrial development. cost soars EDMONTON After r-b year-of'exceptionally heavy pnow, this city expects to exceed its snow-removal by at least million, a municipal official said Tuesday. "We've never had a year like this said Bert Huffman, the city's operations manager. The budget for snow and ice control was set a million but it now looks like the figure will climb to million, he said. Prosecution finishes case NEW YORK (AP) One month after it called its first witness, the federal government was scheduled to rest its criminal conspiracy case today against former attorney-general John Mitchell and former com-- merce secretary Maurice Stans. Federal Judge Lee Gagliardi set aside Thursday for routine mid-trial defence "motions for dismissal on grounds of lack of evidence for the charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury. The trial opened Feb. 19. Thus far 37 witnesses have been called. Dean returns to court WASHINGTON (AP) John Dean is returning to the courtroom and prosecutors expect him to repeat his story of efforts to cover up Donald political sabotage. Dean, in testimony to the Senate Watergate committee, compared the cover-up of Segretti's "dirty tricks" in the 1972 campaign with Watergate coverup. the Dean was to take the stand today in the trial of Dwight Chapin, 33, President Nixon's former appointments secretary, charged with four counts of lying to a grand jury about Segretti's activities. Murder order from 'Tony' MEDIA, Pa. CAP) Con- fessed, killer Claude Vealey says he and two other hired gunmen considered dynamite, firebombs and poison before finally shooting United Mine Workers insurgent Joseph (Jock) Yablonski. Vealey testified the murder contract under which Yablonski was slain came from a man named Tony. Vealey said he got as his share. Vealey was the second of the three triggermen to testify Tuesday at the murder trial of former UMW president W. A. (Tony) Boyle. Boyle is charged with arranging the 1969 slaying of Yablonski, a union rival.- Housing estimates pass VICTORIA (CP) The million spending estimates of Housing Minister Lome Nicolson finally passed the legislature Tuesday night, after some 18 hours of. debate stretching over four days. MLAS moved on to debate briefly the million 1974- 75 budget of human resources minister Norman Levi before adjourning. Plane crash kills three RAINBOW, B. C. (CP) Three people were killed and one was injured in the crash of a light plane near this community in Mt. Robson Provincial Park Tuesday night. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Pompidou, 62. president of France, of an BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. PtIMM COLLIQC MALL RCMP said the injured man was taken to hospital in nearby Jasper, Alta. Names and further details were not available. The piper aircraft was believed to have been headed for Edmonton. undisclosed illness. St. Catharines, E. H. Lancaster, a retired lawyer and former Crown attorney, after a long illness. He was 86. New Hogah, 72, Manhattan's "Mr. District Attorney" for 32 years, after a lengthy illness. Pompidou mourned as 'great statesman9 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Condolences from around the world poured into Paris today'on the sudden death of President Georges Pompidou. Prime Minister Thideau and Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield sent messages of condolence to the French government. Premier Robert Bourassa of Quebec sent telegrams of condolence to Madame Pompidou and Premier Pierre Messmer. In his message to Messmer, Bourassa described Pompidou as one of the "chief architects of Franco-Quebec co- operation to which attached the greatest importance." President Richard Nixon, ignoring the recent angry relations between the United States and France, called Pompidou a "great statesman a man of vision, constraint, consistency and enormous strength of character." State Secretary Henry Kissinger, on his honeymoon In Acapulco, Mexico, commented: "We considered him a friend and an ally. I had a great respect for him." "This is a great shock to us said West German Foreign Minister Walter Scheel as the word reached a meeting of Common Market foreign ministers in Luxembourg. Not only France, but Europe has lost a great, statesman who did much to promote Europe." Prime Minister Liam Cos- grave of Ireland, another Common Market ally of France, said his death "at this critical time in European affairs will leave a gap that will be difficult to fill." Still another Common Market associate, President Giovanni Leone of Italy, paid homage "with heartfelt sentiments to his high qualities as a man and politician." Several government radio stations in the Middle East de- scribed Pompidou -as the "Arabs' greatest friend in the West." In Lebanon, a former French territory which retains close ties with Paris, President Suleiman Franjieh was reported preparing to fly to Paris for the memorial service. Radio Beirut cancelled its regular programs and played classical music. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt said in a statement: "Pompidou proved by word and deed throughout his reign that he was a great friend of the Arab world." He expressed the hope the French republic and people will continue on the course charted by their two Gaullist presidents and will maintain co-operation with the Arab countries in all spheres. The Syrian radio broadcast a lengthy obituary of Pompidou, calling him "the man in the forefront of all friends of the-Arabs" and a "great worker for international peace and co- operation." Best actor Jack Lemmon displays second Oscar Abrupt oil export halt said to CALGARY (CP) The Canadian Petroleum Association (CPA) urged the National Energy Board Hearst's release promised SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The parents of kidnapped Patricia Hearst say they believe: the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) will keep its promise to reveal by Friday where and when it will free her. In a typed letter delivered Tuesday to the editor of an un- derground newspaper, the SLA said "further communication will follow in the following 72 hours" giving "the state, city and time of release of the prisoner." "Of course we're very pleased to learn that the SLA will release, Ran- dolph Hearst, editor and presi- dent of the San Francisco Ex- aminer, said in a statement. The message dated March 29 was delivered to John Bryan at the office of the biweekly Phoenix which he edits. It broke a 23-day silence by the SLA which kidnapped the 20-year-old college cc-ed Feb. 4. 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An opposing brief presented by the Saskatchewan Waffle, a left-wing movement once Liner's passengers transferred ABOARD SEA VENTURE (AP) In lifeboats bobbing over ocean swells, the passengers of the crippled luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 began to transfer to this Norwegian cruise ship today for a trip back home by way of Bermuda. The weather was good, but the operation was slowed somewhat shortly after it began because pf swells that developed during the transfer. Officials said the actual docking of the Sea Venture in Bermuda at daybreak Thursday was not expected to be delayed because the original schedule involved a layover of several hours after the 250-mile voyage from the transfer point. Although those aboard the QE2 were inconvenienced by the shutdown of many of the ship's services because of boiler trouble, authorities emphasized that at no time were the passengers in any clanger. The QE2 sailed from New associated with the provincial New Democratic Party, said the government should nationalize the oil industry. The organization also criti- cized the energy board for relying on information .from the industry to determine exports; The Waffle said the energy board has acted as little more than a rubber stamp for oil companies. "Having the National Energy Board in its present state investigate oil exports is equivalent to having the devil investigate it said. The charge was denied by J. G. Stabback, a board member and chairman of the hearings. The Waffle said a formula should be adopted to make certain that all oil necessary for the future is kept inside the country. Stranded near Bermuda York on what was billed as a "football cruise" with profes- sional football personalities on board. But about half the passengers were in senior citizen groups. In the transfer operation, passengers walked down a gangway from a lower deck of the QE2 to a floating platform where lifeboats and launches took them aboard for the 300- yard shuttle to a similar plat- form and gangway at the Sea Venture. The Norwegian ship, about a third the size of the QE2, had 600 passengers of its own aboard when it undertook the QE2 evaluation. Two hundred decided to remain aboard while the others were quartered in Bermuda hotels. Sting sweeps awards Con men fleece devil at gala Oscar night LOS ANGELES (AP) The Sting, a tale of two con men trying to fleece a big-time racketeer in 1936 Chicago, won seven Oscars, including best picture of 1973, at the 46th Academy .Awards. Tuesday night. Jack Lemmon, the guilt-rid- den businessman driven to ar- son in Save the Tiger, and Glenda Jackson, the acid- tongued divorcee on a European binge in A Touch of Class, were named best actor and actress. Other awards for Universal Studios' The Sting went to di- rector George Roy Hill and writer David S. Ward. Supporting acting awards went to Tatum O'Neal, 9, the confidence miss of Paper Moon, and John Houseman, 71, the steel-minded law professor of The Paper Chase. Lemmon became the first actor in the 46-year history of the Oscar to win two categories in acting. He won in 1955 as best supporting actor in Mr. Roberts. Miss Jackson won in a sophisticated comedy, contrasting to the heavy dramatics in Women in Love, which won her the Oscar in 1970. The English actress is in Rome making a film, and the award was accepted by her director, Mel Frank. Miss O'Neal, daughter of actor Ryan O'Neal, is the youngest person to win an award in competition in the academy's history. Previously, the youngest player to win an award was Patty Duke, supporting actress of-The Miracle Worker in 1962. She was 16. The evening provided two sentimental moments which brought the Music Center au- dience to its feet. The audience saluted the frail, 83-year-old comic Groucho Marx as he received an honorary Oscar. "Most of all I want to thank my mother, without her there wouldn't be he said. 'I also want to thank Erin Fleming who makes my life worth living. She understands all my jokes.'" Miss Fleming is his manager girlfriend. Earlier Katharine Hepburn in a wavering voice .paid tribute to her long-time producer Lawrence Weingarten, winner of the Conference a first NEW DELHI (Reuter) The foreign ministers of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will confer for the first time Friday. The meeting will also mark the first formal negotiations between Pakistan and Bangla- desh. This major development was made possible by Pakistan's decision last month to recognize its former eastern province as an independent state. Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for consistently high calibre of production. Marvin Ilarnlisch was a triple winner in the musical category, winning for best score (The original dramatic score (The Way We and best song, the title Song of The Way We Were. Film maker Francois Truf- faut was a winner for best for- eign language film with his movie about a movie, Day for Night. Truffaut's associate in the Cinematheque Francaise of Paris, Henri Langlois, was given an honorary award for his service in promoting the art of film. Alfred Hitchcock presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to his boss at Universal Studios, Lew Washerman. A nude male streaker ap- peared as David Niven was announcing the best picture award. Honored Groucho Marx, 83 Surprise streaker catches David Niven off guard Envoy's outrages senator WASHINGTON (AP-) -The state department has defended United States ambassador Graham Martin, but a Democratic senator urged an investigation into Martin's .statement that it would be folly to reveal details about the U.S. commitment to South Vietnam. Senator Frank. Church of Idaho, a member of the foreign relations committee, said the committee should look into the comments, contained in a confidential cable to State Secretary Henry Kissinger. The memorandum was Mar- tin's recommendations to Kis- singer about providing answers to questions asked by Senator Edward Kennedy (Dem. Kennedy released the cable in a Senate speech Tuesday. In it, Martin told Kissinger "it would be the height of folly" to give Kennedy "an honest and detailed answer" on U.S. commitment to South Vietnam. Kennedy said Martin's re- marks "should outrage every member of this body and every member of the Congress.'' Athabasca U SvonH GUESS WHO CAME j TO DINNER? RED DEER (CP) A herd of 150-white-tailed deer have invaded Tom Corrigan's farm, 11 miles east of here, and are dining on his stocks of feed. There are more deer this year than Mr. Corrigan says he has ever seen and they are beginning to take their toll. Department of fish and wildlife officials have been trying to lure the deer away or scare them off but so far without much success, he said. Meanwhile, the deer have cleaned up his oats and have turned to a stack of bales of alfalfa as the heavy snows of the winter make food scarce and the animals more aggressive. be axed9 EDMONTON (CP) An independent evaluation of Athabasca University should .not be interpreted as an indication the Alberta government thinks the university should be closed, Advanced Education Minister Jim Foster said Tuesday night. Mr. Foster said it is good to have periodic evaluations fo pilot projects such as Athabasca University. The first part of a three-phase study of the university should be released in September, he told a legislature subcommittee studying his deparment's 1974-75 spending estimates. Originally planned as a full- fledged university in suburban St. Albert with E ISO-million campus, Athabasca University now operates oul of an office in Edmonton's warehouse district, concentrating on adull education through correspondence courses. The university's future changed when student enrolment began dropping ir provincial universities. ;