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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Monday, April 8, 1974 News In brief Weekend mishaps kill 29 By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 29 persons were killed in accidents across Canada during the weekend 25 of them in road mishaps. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Saskatchewan remained free of fatalities during the weekend The 25 road deaths, added to 41 that occurred during the week, brought to 725 the unofficial count of persons killed in traffic across Canada so far this year. (lump commander assassinated LONDON (Reuter) Lt.- Col John Stevenson, commanding officer of a British Army training camp in isolated northeast England, was shot dead early today when he answered a knock on the door of his home Two unarmed policemen also were shot and injured while investigating the killing at Otterburn near the border with Scotland. I I llh Mormon conference ends SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) Spencer Kimball, 79- vear-old president of the world's Mormons, closed the church's 144th Annual General Conference Sunday, promising that heaven will be a project of a happy earth life. Thousands of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thronged Temple Square for the three- day conference to hear advice from 34 high church leaders. Kimball and other officials were sustained Saturday by a unanimous vote of some members present in the Tabernacle repairs underway HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) Two tugs towed the crippled luxury liner Queen Klizabeth 2 into harbor here Sunday and the ship's owners they expect the vessel to sail for New York by the end of the week Brian Cocup, deputy chair- man of Cunard Lines which owns the QE 2, said the parts to fix the ship's boilers were flown here Sunday and that repairs were under way. The liner is scheduled to make a transatlantic crossing from New York April 16 Klhiopiun rebels station ADDIS ABABA (AP) Rebel troops took over a government radio station in eastern Ethiopia on Sunday and demanded the resignation of the country's deputy chief of staff The official Ethiopian news agency quoted defence ministry sources as saying the officer, Lt.-Gen. Haile Baikedagne, complied The radio in Harar, 230 miles east of Addis Ababa, said the Eastern Command had imposed a curfew until further notice "because of corrupt and criminal officials still in power in Ethiopia Committee still awaiting tapes WASHINGTON (AP) The House of Representatives judiciary committee still is awaiting a White House deci- sion on delivery of 42 presidential tapes it wants for its inquiry into the possible impeachment of President Nixon The committee has set a Tuesday deadlme for the White House to provide the tapes, and expects to begin hearing evidence in the first week of May. If the recordings are not made available, the committee is expected to meet Wednesday to decide whether to subpoena them. Hearsts resting in Mexico HILLSBOROUGH, Calif (AP) Saying he wants "to net it Randolph Hearst has slipped quietlv away to Mexico where he will consider what to do next to win freedom for his kidnapped daughter "He doesn't really want to be in this house and he doesn't THE NOOK will be Opening Soon! know what to do, so he is going somewhere where he can think about it a little said nephew William Randolph Hearst HI Meanwhile, American Indian Movement (AIM) leader Dennis Banks said he has agreed to try contacting the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) to arrange a reunion for the Hearsts with their daughter Patricia Dcalhs Cardinal Trochta, 69, Czechoslovakia's only cardinal, secretly ap- pointed to the post five years ago. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT City of Lethbridge The City of Lethbridge has agreed with the Alberta Department of Agriculture to provide residents with horticultural advice or information on request Any persons wishing to take advantage of the above service are asked to phone Com- munity Services Department at 328-2341 Windy welcome Governor-General and Mrs. Leger brace themselves against wind as they exit from Canadian Forces helicopter to begin visit to B.C. I 'ice-regal relaxes in B.C. A great day for sailing VICTORIA (CP) It was great weather for cruising Sunday and Canada's governor-general and various British Columbia dignitaries took full advantage of it. The vice-regal party spent five hours cruising in Victoria waters aboard the destroyer- escort HMCS Terra Nova. It was the second day of a Four-day official visit to Vic- toria Governor-General and Ma- dame Jules Leger started the day by celebrating mass at St. Andrew's Cathedral, where the governor-general read the first lesson and his wife the second. After lunch at Government House, the couple, accompanied by Lieutenant- Governor and Mrs W. S, Owen, went to the Tarra Nova where they were met by Pacific Maritime Forces commander Rear Admiral R J. Pickford The cruise took them into Victoria's harbor and around the waterfront as they spent a relaxed afternoon meeting and chatting with the ship's 11 officers, 210 men and their wives. Today, the governor- General and his wife have a schedule with six official visits in the city They arrived by helicopter Saturday after a walkout of airport firemen caused a change of plans. Victoria International Airport was closed, diverting the plane carrying the governor-general's party to Canadian Forces Base Comox, about 120 miles north- west of here A Canadian Forces Labrador helicopter was used for the last leg of the journey to Victoria, where a crowd of about 50 was at the downtown helioport, along with the welcoming party, a cadet guard and artillery for the vice-regal 21-gun salute. IRS has no evidence of fraud against Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) -The head of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has declined say whether the IRS is trying to determine if fraud was involved in the preparation of President Nixon's tax returns for recent years IRS Commissioner Donald confirmed Sunday a White House statement that no basis had been found for bringing such a charge against Nixon personally When asked if charges might be leveled against those who helped prepare the tax returns, Alexander said dunnga televised interview: "I can't comment on what action the IRS and others may be or may not be taking with respect to others The White House announced last week that President Nixon would pay the full IRS- stipulated total of 13 in underpaid taxes, plus interest, for the years 1967-72. In Los Angeles, Nixon's tax lawyer Arthur Blech said Nixon would be entitled to a deduction of about for the year in which he pays the 1969 taxes Blech said Nixon is not legally obligated to pay the money because the statute of limitations has run out for that tax year. When paid, it could be considered a charitable contribution Alexander was questioned about reports the White House had been sent information on. particular tax returns He confirmed that "certain sensitive case reports were apparently forwarded to the White House But Alexander said he has not sent out any such reports since becoming IRS chief Gaullist party endorses mayor for president BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phoiw 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL fT Infant r'W the mudactyhc wty tam Moruanto Re-styles like real hair, heat resistant and fuzz-proof 1 Year Manufacturers Quality Guarantee! PARIS (AP) The Gaullist party's central committee has endorsed former premier Jac- ques Chaban-Delmas for the French presidency. But at least two other le'ading right-wing politicians National Assembly President Edgar Faure and Finance Minister Valery Giscard are expected to seek the office, making a split in the conservative vote and a runoff election almost inevitable. The left-wing candidate will be Socialist party leader Francois Mitterand, who will have the backing of the Com- munist party and France's two biggest trade unions. The election is set for May 5 Lewis issues more demands for further support of Grits OTTAWA (CP) David Lewis, leader of the New Democratic Party, has indicated measures the minority Liberal government may have to take to receive continued support from his party. Mr Lewis, interviewed on the CTV program Question Period broadcast Sunday, said the differences between the government and the NDP "do not appear to be reconcilable. "One doesn't know what may happen in the next few weeks or few months The NDP holds the effective balance of power in the present Parliament and has voted with the Liberal government to keep it in office. The NDP leader's list of proposed government actions included tax on excess corporate profits: of tax concession to resource industries, reduced individual income tax on a progressive basis; concessions to small Canadian-owned businesses, prices review board with the power to rescind price increases, reductions in mortgage rates under the National Housing Act, to stop land speculation; reduction of the eligible age for pensions under the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security pension on a voluntary basis Mr. Lewis also suggested consideration of a two-price system for some basic commodities. Under such a system Canadians would not have to pay international prices for goods which were plentiful in Canada but in short supply elsewhere. Mr Lewis would not confirm or deny that his party would life an election in June. "I haven't set any dates in my he said. "Whether or not to bring the government down on a certain date is something we have to decide. Mr. Lewis said the reductions in mortgage rates is essential "so that the ordinary working family can buy a house and not be a financial slave for the next forty years." Canada to pay more attention to West Europe PARIS (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau said today he thinks Canada can put a little more emphasis on its relations with Western Europe from now on. Whether that leads to trips to Europe by himself or other ministers "is something we are actively Trudeau said Now that a fresh momentum has been given to relations with Russia, China and the Pacific, "I think that we will be concentrating a little more as a government on the European the prime minister told a news conference at the end of a three-day visit to Pans for memorial ceremonies honor- ing the late French president Georges Pompidou. Trudeau paid tribute to Pompidou and gave the impression of being pleased Pilgrims, Jews pray for peace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christians at Palm Sunday church services and Jews gathered around the seder table for Passover sounded a single theme during the weekend with prayers for peace and freedom for all. Thousands of pilgrims waved palm leaves, sang hymns and joined a Palm Sunday procession that traced Jesus's footsteps down the Mount of Olives to the walls of Jerusalem dies in house fire A Milo man asphyxiated when his house caught fire Sunday was one of at least five people who died accidentally in Alberta this weekend. Douglas Allan Campbell, 41, was found dead, apparently of asphyxiation, in his burning house, 25 miles northeast of Vulcan Cause of the fire was probably a faulty oil heater, RCMP said Coroner A. D. Tompkms of Vulcan said no inquest will be held. A man and his wife died in a car-truck crash Saturday near Gamford, 50 miles west of Edmonton RCMP said names have been withheld. Lawrence Schultz, 50, of Bruderheim, was killed Saturday in a two-car collision on the east side of Edmonton Gerald Littlechild, 28, of Hobbema, died Friday night in a head-on collision between a car and a truck near his home. An occasional UN soldier on leave from the UN Emergency Force guarding the Middle East truce lines stood out in the crowd of Boy Scouts, nuns, school children and tourists who followed the route taken by Jesus on his triumphal entry into Jerusalem At the end of the procession, clad m crimson robes, marched the Roman Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem. Msgr G G Beltritti. Israeli police stood watch, alert for possible Arab guerrilla disruptions, but no trouble was reported. JEWS PRAY AT WALLL Jerusalem's significance as a holy city was doubly evident Thousands of Jews congregated throughout the day-at the Wailing Wall. Judaism's holiest shrine, to celebrate the first day of Passover The weeklong holiday, com- memorating the Jews' deliv- erance from Egypt years ago. started Saturday night with families gathering for the traditional, ceremonial dinner known as the seder. In Vatican City, Pope Paul blessed a crowd of gath- ered in brilliant sun in St Pe- ter's Square In a brief address before the blessing the Pope said his thoughts go to the ones who "still are grabbing weapons in their hands and are waiting for justice and peace." The Roman Catholic pontiff added: "We think of everybody. We think of the immense multitude of diffidents, of indifferents of the many persons incased in their affairs, indifferent to their own soul and religious life We want to tell them, come. There is a place even for you '32 HmrilbliHr Just 3 of the many wig styles available at.. noRmnn cosmnnc BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes CollogtMall 32S-1S2S Kidnappers 'drop out of sight9 ADDIS ABABA (AP) Armed guerrillas holding two Canadians and three Americans captive for 12 days Sunday have eluded runners and tribal chiefs pursuing them in the rugged wilderness of northern Ethiopia. A United States oil company official trying to negotiate their release said the 15 insurgents and their white captives were last seen several days ago, riding on horseback through an iso- lated papaya plantation in Eritrea province "They've just dropped out of said Edward Burtchaell, project manager for the Texas-based Tenneco Oil Co. in Ethiopia, who is maintaining a vigil in the provincial capital of Asmara "I know they (the captives) haven't been harmed in any way and I'm still hopeful they'll be freed soon, but it could be days or even weeks. "These things take a lot of time. The guerrillas are lecturing them, trying to indoctrinate them, and they're not going to release them until they're good and ready. They're trying to get the maximum propaganda value out of this." The Americans and Cana- dians were on an oil- exploration mission in northern Eritrea province when their helicopter went down during a storm March 26 They were captured by guerrillas of the Eritrean Liberation Front, which seeks autonomy for the province. The Canadian embassy said the Canadians are Donald We- derfort, 28, of Calgary and Halifax, the helicopter pilot, and Cliff James, 27, of Walkerton, Ont., a Tenneco geologist with his first official visit to France as prime minister However, "any predictions about a possible visit to F ranee can only be speculative until after the French presidential elections in May." he said in reference to an official trip He said Canada's discussions about a statement governing its ties with the European Economic Community are continuing "at the same pace as (they were a few months ago Trudeau said it still is "hy- pothetical as to whether the foreign ministers of NATO will be holding their regular June meeting this year in Ottawa "If the NATO countries want to meet in Canada, they'd be extended a welcome and" we certainly accept to be the host he said Canada has wanted to extend its "new frontiers" in the Pacific in economic, commercial and cultural respects, said the Canadian leader. mishaps kill six over weekend By THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia's weekend toll of accidental deaths was at least six. Five persons were killed in traffic accidents and one life was lost in a Vancouver Island fire. In the Okanagan Valley, Marie Potrala, Vernon was killed when the vehicle she was driving in hit a bank at the side of the road and overturned about 12 miles south of Vernon. Six children in the car escaped injury A two-car, head-on collision in the. Langley area killed Leonard A Wnnch, 66, of Vancouver, and Gaisa Vetra, 56, of Surrey Lillian Gavin, 65, of Vancouver died in a traffic accident Saturday night in Vancouver George Gilbert Joe, 36, of Ladysmith, was killed Friday night when he was hit by a car on the Vancouver Island highway near Nanaimo. A house fire in Port Alberni Saturday took the life of Peter Aldridge, 34, of Port Alberni Hey Mom! How About Our BIRTHDAY PICTURES? KWIK KOLOR COLLEGE MALL PhoiW 327-4M4 "Same Day Service on your Color Pictures" UM toulhorn Alborta't only KWIK KOLOR KHVICI Monww IQA t_ jfc at HI Camm t rmoffwr Canteton InCwMon ;