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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVII 103 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1974 15 Cents 100 Pages Fish were really biting MIAMI BEACH, Fla (AP) "They were really ripping chunks of flesh says lifeguard Jeff Fuller, one of about a dozen bathers slashed and bitten by fish caught up in a feeding frenzy "One of the fish knocked me off a surfboard and hit me in the said Fuller 'People were coming to us bleeding from wounds Haulover Beach, one of South Florida's largest public beaches, was closed for four hours Friday after schools of bluefish and voracious swim- mers scurrying and screaming from the water In 26 years of working on the beaches here I can't remember anything like it, said Jim Holland, chief life- guard Holland said most of the bitten bathers were near shore, some in as little as six inches of water, when they were attacked He said the bluefish and jacks were chasing mullet a smaller school fish often fed upon by larger ones and that the swimmers and surfers just got in their way Socialist early leader PARIS (Reuter) candidate Francois Mitterrand is likely to top the poll in the first round of the French presidential elections but lose to either of the two main candidates of the right in a runoff, says a public opinion poll published today The survey, published in the mass-circulation newspaper France-Soir, says Mitterrand will collect 40 per cent of the votes in the first round May 5 It gives former premier Jac- ques Chaban-Delmas 29 per cent and Finance Minister Valery Giscard d Estaing 27 per cent But if Chaban Delmas op poses Mitterrand in the final round May 19, he would receive 45 per cent of the votes compared with 37 per cent for the le'ft-wing candidate the poll says And if Giscard d'Estaing op- poses Mitterrand, he would be elected with 43 per cent of the votes, with 40 per cent for the left wing candidate In order to win the election in the first round, a candidate needs 50 per cent of the vote If no candidate gets 50 per cent, the runoff will be held AGREE ON SUPPORT Chaban-Delmas and Giscard d'Estaing agreed Friday that whichever of them receives more votes in the first round of the election will have the support of his rival in the second In vitriolic attacks on the Socialist candidate during the week they said Mitterrand's program is a threat to de- mocracy Chaban-Dalmas, the former Gaullist premier, said Thursday France would become a "totalitarian hell" if Mitterrand became president Giscard d'Estaing. leader of the Gaullist-alhed Independent Republicans, said he could imagine Frenchmen rebelling in six months against a left-wing government Seen and heard 4 bout town Travel agent Joan Jensen throwing away airline tickets instead of the folder, and searching through a dispose- all bin to retrieve them Gordon Brown and Michael Benoit scalping items from this column for a student newspaper at Watson school Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saymg, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me9 When the centurion and they RICK ERVIN photo And darkness covered the land that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. Matthew 27 45, 46, 54 Official urges Crowsnest Pass gov't unification Inside Unification of all local governments in the Crowsnest Pass is still the only real answer for solving problems in that area, the deputy minister of municipal affairs said Thursday But Bill Isbister said in a Herald interview if local opposition to unification continues the province may require industries located in the Pass but outside municipal boundaries, to contribute toward the cost of providing municipal services One of the problems in the area is that 75-per-cent of the people live in the five incorporated towns and villages but 50 per-cent of the total assessment is in the provmcially administered improvement district Mr Isbister said provincial studies have indicated that in residential communities without a significant industrial tax base, the municipality cannot meet the financial obligations necessary to provide municipal services PENN Y MELTING PROBLEM WASHINGTON (AP) Treasury Secretary George Shultz is expected to sign 'a ban soon against melting pennies a move designed to help prevent hoarding and destruction of the copper one- cent pieces sources said Friday Hoarding of pennies by speculators in anticipation of reaping windfall profits from the copper content has become a major problem, starting a penny shortage throughout the United States Director Mary Brooks of the U S Mint said of the penny hoarding "I think the country is crazy Many people have dresser drawers full of pennies but thcv arc not worth two hoots as a collector's she The shortfall in revenue averages about to per- residence in one year he said To solve that problem the provincial government can require industries in an improvement district to make up that shortfall Mr Isbister said Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Religion Sports Theatres TV Weather 30-35 26 45 21 22-24 19.20 2728 14-17 7 6 3 'MUSH' LOW TONIGHT 35; HIGH SUN 60, SUNNY, MILD Boyle convicted of murder; defence planning to appeal MEDIA, Pa (AP) W A (Tony) Boyle s lawyer says he will seek a new trial for the former president of the United Mine Workers, convicted of murdering union 11val Joseph (Jock Yablonski The jury which returned its verdict Thursday evening also found the ailing Boyle, 72. now serving a three-year federal sentence for misuse of UMW funds guilty of killing Yab- lonski s wife and daughter on Dec 31, 1969 The convictions carry a mandatory life term No date was set for sentencing Defence lawyer Charles Moses said he will file a motion next week for a new trial Boyle's wife was heard to whisper "He didn't have anything to do with it Israelis avenge themselves on Lebanese villages Syria says its at war with Israel DAMASCUS (AP) Syria no longer considers last October s Middle East ceasefire still in effect, a commentator on the Syrian state-controlled television said Friday night "We now consider ourselves at war with he said 'The fighting that has been taking place daily in the Golan Heights for more than one month is a clear proof of this fact commentator charged Israel with precipitating these daily clashes "witn the aim of taking as much time as possible to evacuate the occupied Arab territories He said Syria had accepted the ceasefire only after receiving "full guarantees" from the superpowers that Israel would withdraw completely from territories occupied since the 1967 war But he said U S State Secre- tary Henry Kissinger, who ar- ranged the ceasefire, and other parties are paying at- tention only to "superficial details rather than going into the basic issue of withdrawal No fraud in Nixon tax case SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) California officials say they haven't found any evidence of criminal negligence or fraud in President Nixon s failure to file state income tax returns for 1969-72 The state announced Friday it is requiring Nixon to submit the -returns now and pay 263 72 in back taxes, a penalty of 17 and as much as 000 in interest on the taxes due The decision came in the wake of a congressional report that says Nixon owes about 000 >n back taxes The White House has said Nixon will pay the federal tax bill Meanwhile, the state of New York says it also is looking into Nixon s 1969-70 tax status Dean Butler Nixon's California tax lawyer, said the state bill will be paid Airport firemen walkout TEL AVIV (AP) Israel retaliated for the Arab terrorist massacre at Qiryat Shmonah. issued a stilt warning to Lebanon and sent planes into action today tor the second time since the October war The jet aircraft attacked an invading Syrian lorce that penetrated the Golan Heights ceasefire line, strafing the unit on the Mount Herrnon range inside the wedge taken from Svna in the war, a communique said There was no word on the late of the Syrian force Earlier, the military command announced Israeli army units blew up 20 houses in six villages in southern Lebanon on Friday and captured about 10 suspected terrorists in retaliation for the Arab terrorists raid on Qiryat Shmonah In Beirut, Lebanese Defence Minister Nasri Maalouf said a woman and her 10-year-old daughter were killed in the raid Their bodies were found in the rubble of a demolished house, police said Defence Minister Moshe Dayan said the raid was a political action to warn the Lebanese government He said the Israeli raiders cleared all Arab residents out of the houses before blowing them up, and if two civilians were killed "it was by accident' In the stiffest warning he has ever issued to Lebanon Dayan said 'If the Lebanese government allows terrorist headquarters to enjoy their freedom and conveniences in Beirut and at night they cross the border into Israel, I think that eventually a good part of Lebanon will be destroyed and deserted The Israeli command said the strike force evacuated and blew up 20 houses allegedly belonging to guerrilla sympathizers, and returned safely before midnight after a three hour operation An Israeli military corre- spondent who accompanied the raiders said the villagers showed no signs of fear, and some even co-operated with the Israelis spreads EDMONTON (CP) Fire- fighters at Edmonton Inter- national Airport plan to walk otf their jobs at 6 p m local time today and join airport firemen who remain off work in Vancouver and Winnipeg A spokesman for Edmonton firefighters said a telegram has been sent to the treasury board in Ottawa demanding immediate action to increase wages in the face of today s deadline Airport firemen across Can ada have complained that the federal government has refused their wage demands parity with municipal firefighters who earn about 000 more a year than their airp'ort counterparts We are all fighting a com- mon battle said Gary Le- Rocque, a spokesman for the Edmonton local of the Union of Canadian Transport Employees In Vancouver, a spokesman for airport firefighters who walked out across the province last week said the men will stay off their jobs until the treasury board makes a satisfactory offer N.S. OIL PRICE ROLLBACK ORDERED HALIFAX" (CP) Nova Scotia has presented the first provincial challenge to oil company price increases by ordering Imperial Oil Ltd to roll back its price on bunker and other heavy fuel oil The Public Utilities Board gave the company on 30 davs to make rebates or credit arrangements satisfactory to customers for the 2 4-cent-a-gallon increase charged since Jan 4 The rollback is to prices in effect last Dec 12 About 100 customers, including the Nova Scotia Power Corp are expected to benefit from the decision Prior to the increase, the posted rack price of these heavy oils was 16 5 cents a gallon Trevor Housser, corporate manager of Imperial s Atlantic Region, said he could not immediately understand the board s reasoning -artwr TW RICK ERVIN photos The shirt off his back Don Thompson, an arts and science student at the University of Lethbndge, gets the U of .L business his his back as he gives assistant controller Alan Rae the final payment on his university residence rent, owing since January. The university graciously accepted the 50 cheque, leaving only one problem It was Don Thompson's only shirt ;