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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE April News In brief Trudeau takes vacation OTTAWA (CP) Although most MPs will be back at their Commons desks Monday, Prime Minister Trudeau has (zone ahead with his planned Kaster and his family flew to the Barbados Friday morning. The prime minister, Mrs. Trudeau and their two sons, Justin and Sacha, flew to the Caribbean resort island on a transport department aircraft The trip was not announced in advance. A spokesman in the prime minister's office said Mr. Trudeau lias not set an exact date for his return to the capi- tal expect it will be a few days anyway." the spokesman said. India imposes curfew NEW DELHI (Reuter) Three persons were killed and 25 injured when police fired on a crowd attacking government buildings in Gaya city. Bihar state, the Press Trust ol India said Friday. A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in Gaya. 60 miles south of Patna. the state capital. A district magistrate .said night police began linng only alter 25 policemen stones had been injured by thrown at them. There is growing unrest at the political situation in Bihar, where it was reported Thursday that 40 out ot 46 ministers in the state government had handed in their resignations Student-inspired rioting and discontent in the state follows price increases and alleged government corruption Poll favors impeachment NEW YORK I API For I he lirst time since Ujtergate a plurality ot the people want to see I'resident Nixon impeached and removed trorn oihce. the latest Louis Harris poll shows The survey shows 43 per cent in tavor ol impeachment the Congress and Nixon's removal from office, and 41 per cent against. Interviews with a cross section of families shows 16 per cent undecided. "It is fair to conclude, Harris said, "that the American people now want the full procedures of the Constitution regardng impeachment to be invoked against President Nixon." The poll was conducted be- tween March 24 and 29. preceding Nixon's assessment lor some in back federal taxes Passport exemption revoked PORT OF SPAIN (AP) The Trinidad and Tobago, gov- ernment has revoked the rules exempting citizens of Canada, the United States and the L'nited Kingdom from having to show passports to gain entry into the country. The exemptions had been granted, a government spokesman said to encourage Msitors However, times have dunged he added, and in these davs where international terrorism and subversion are not uncommon it is imperative that we should take steps to ensure the security of the country." The move was unanimously supported by opposition parliamentarians who claimed that since Trinidad and Tobago citizens visiting Canada the U S and United Kingdom have to present passports it is onh fair to take reciprocal action I liiihl inquiry sought GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) The Grande Prairie chamber of commerce will jsk the federal air transport commission why it placed restrictions on air service between this Peace country ntv and Edmonton. The chamber has voted to National Research Council Scholarship Winner Francis Brent Sato F Brent Sato, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Frank Sato of Lethbridge was recently named one of ihe re- cipients of the National Research Council 1967 Science Scholar- ship of S4 050 He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with great distinction in 1972 and is presently studying towards his Masters Degree in Mathematics at the University of Alberta Brent is married to the former Carla Fleming daughter ot Mr and Mrs Milo Fleming of Uethbndge ask the commission to hold a public inquiry into why Time Air Ltd of Lethbridge was only allowed two flights daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Time Air says it will not flv between the two cities unless it can have three flights daily IVIeatcutters vote Monday CALGARY striking meatcutters from Calgary Lucerne Foods plant will vote Monday on a contract offer which could end the strike of 150 workers that began March 5. Merv Pateman. business agent for meatcutters' Local 373. said Friday he would not reveal terms of the proposed settlement but would recommend acceptance of the proposal. "If it is ratified Monday, the workers will be called back to work as soon as meat is available at the warehouse." said Mr Pateman. i BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE I Helps relieve nausea Use Gravol to help prevent motion sickness. STUBBS PHARMACY LTD. Phont 321-5511 Pontiff braves Easter chill MPs back at desk again on Monday OTTAWA (CP) It will be business as usual for Parlia- ment Monday after efforts to give MPs an extra long Easter break ended in failure Thursday night. The Commons will meet at its regular time to clear away two pieces of legislation before starting an unexpectedly early debate on a bill to ban American football leagues from Canada. The suggestion for an extra day off over the Easter week- end came Thursday night from Stanley Knowles NDP North CeiiUe j He proposed that MPs have a holiday Monday so staff members could have a long weekend. He spoke soon after the Con- servatives had scuttled any hope of a 12-day Easter recess proposed by the minority Lib- eral government. Conservative House Leader Tom Bell agreed to the proposal for a Monday holiday but Government House Leader Allan MacEachen proposed that MPs stay away until next Thursday Neither the Conservatives nor the Liberals would budge from their positions. Mr. Knowles, the NDP House leader, said it was difficult to understand the Motorcycle club demands inquiry CALGARY (CP) The Albertan says a Calgary motorcycle club is demanding an investigation into police actions during a fire March 16 at the club's headquarters which claimed the life of a 21- year-old woman. A paper quotes unnamed members of the Lucifer's Union Club as saying police responded to the fire call with drawn guns, dogs and a paddywagon The club members are quoted as saying they fear reprisals from police if their names are published. A high- ranking police officer is quoted as saying officers responded to a report of a gang fight in progress The officer, who was not identified, said club members were treated fairly during the incident. Club members said police rounded up members who escaped from the burning building and took them to jail. Also taken into custody, they said, were some members who were "visibly injured" in the fire. One club member said a constable drew his service revolver on a member who was attempting to take the girl who later died to hospital in his car. Since the fire, said club members, police have made numerous early-morning calls on the pretext of looking for someone TRAFFIC TICKETS Members also said they have been the target of a campaign of traffic tickets since the fire. Lucifer's Union, one of six known motorcycle clubs in Calgary, was established one year ago and members said it had good relations with police until a drug raid earlier this year. Club members praised fire and ambulance crews and said the police involved were from the headquarters detachment, not the zone detachment for the area. One member said if the Forest Lawn zone detachment had attended the fire the alleged mistreatment would not have taken place because members of that detachment are familiar with the club. Posties back MONTREAL (CP) A spokesman for the Montreal local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers said today the union's Quebec members began returning to work at midnight Friday night but still are staging work government position. "They'll give us three days but they won't give us he said" REPEATS POSITION Mr. Bell repeated his party's position that there could be no Easter recess unless the government announced an early date for a budget or a day soon after the recess for a vote of non- confidence. The announcement by Mr. MacEachen that the Commons would debate a bill next week to ban American football leagues came as a surprise. Health Minister Marc Lalonde has said he wanted early debate on the measure but observers did not expect it so soon. But first the Commons is scheduled to complete debate on a bill dealing with small loans to farmers, fishermen and small businessmen. This will be followed by a bill to amend the Canada Pension Plan Debate on the football bill is expected to start late Tuesday or Wednesday. It is aimed at stopping operation of Toronto Northmen of the new U S.- based World Football League. The bill to provide small loans has received a high priority from Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan He said Thursday night farmers need loans to aquire equipment which is ready for delivery in Ontario and will be ready for delivery in the West next month Briefing Israel's Defence Minis- ter Moshe Dayan (right) gives briefing in front of a map depicting the Israeli raid into Lebanon Friday. At left, Israel's new Chief of Staff Yitz- hak Hofi. Story, Page 1. New rabies serum trims side-effect ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) A team of scientists has developed an anti-rabies serum which eliminates the sometimes fatal side effects of the horse serum used in rabies treatment. But a person bitten by a rabid animal still must undergo the painful anti- rabies therapy of 21 injections in the stomach The new serurn is extracted from human blood instead of horse blood It was tested on 153 volunteers, college students and prisoners, and lound to have no significant side effects It is soon to be licensed by the federal Bureau of Biologies. Gregg said Two pharmaceutical companies are manufac- turing the serum in anticipation of the licensing. Japanese trains move TOKYO (AP) Japan's rail services began returning to normal today when railway workers went back to work after the worst transport strike in the country's history THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pope Paul set today aside to rest as he prepared to celebrate Easter services Sunday at St. Peter's Basilica and to give his annual "Urbi and Orbi" blessing to Rome and the world. On Friday the 76-year-old pontiff braved a chilly evening as he made his annual Way ot the Cross pilgrimage on Rome's Palatine Hill. Pope Paul had been advised by doctors to reduce his Holy Week schedule following two recent bouts with influenza, but he insisted on taking part in the hour-long outdoors ceremony. However, he passed up traditional Good Friday services in St. Peter's and Vatican officials said he will not attend the Easter vigil mass tonight. The Pope, dressed in red robes of mourning, watched the procession for the first nine of the 14 Stations of the Cross. Then he took up the six- foot cross of light wood and carried it for 15 minutes. The Western Christian cele- bration of Easter coincides this year with Eastern rites, and Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios I, the spiritual leader of 250 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, urged the unity to become permanent. In an Easter encyclical, the patriarch called for a pan- Christian agreement setting a single date for the holy day to signify that "our resurrected common Lord is one, that His body the church is one. Flower tubs seal streets in Belfast BELFAST (AP) Brftish soldiers sealed off Belfast's main street today with rows of large concrete flower tubs in the latest move to prevent guerrillas from planting car bombs in the city centre A wave of bombs in the last two weeks has caused damage estimated at million The bombings are thought to be an attempt by the Irish Republican Army to paralyze Northern Ireland's commercial lite. In a three-day sweep through IRA strongholds in the city, the army rounded up about 60 terrorist suspects. They are thought to include upper-echelon IRA officers and about 20 women, military sources said. Both wings of the Roman Catholic-based IRA have planned big marches for Sun- day. These commemorate the 1916 Easter rising in Dublin that eventually led to the partition of Ireland and the creation of the Irish republic. The IRA is fighting to oust the British from Northern Ireland and unite it with the Irish republic. Hearst fears rescue danger LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) Randolph Hearst says he is worried that his kidnapped daughter Patricia might get killed during a rescue attempt by the FBI. "I know I cannot control the FBI, but I certainly hope that even if they know where Patty is they will not go in Vrith guns blazing and get my daughter he said in an interview here Friday. Hearst added he and the FBI have reached agreement that any police action which might endanger Patricia will be avoided. "Our absence from the United States should not be construed by the FBI as an excuse to do anything which would endanger the life or well being of said the president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner. Miss Hearst, 20, was dragged screaming by kidnappers from her Berkeley, Calif., apartment Feb. 4. Two months later, after her parents had organized a food giveaway in response to the kidnappers' demands, Patricia said in a taped message that she has joined the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) which abducted her. The Hearsts and two of their daughters have been staying at a resort on the southern tip of Baja California 19 miles south of La Paz since last Sunday in an effort, they say, to get away from the pressures of the kidnapping ordeal. Hearst said he is not aware of any plan to fly the SLA kidnappers from the United States in exchange for his daughter's safety. The girl's fiancee, Steven Weed, said in San Francisco Thursday he is working on such a plan. Guerrillas release wounded official CORDOBA (AP) United States official Alfred Albert Laun, seriously wounded and held for 15 hours Friday by Ar- gentine Marxist guerrillas, was reported improving today dfter 2'2 hours of emergency surgery. The' U.S. Information Service official was taken to hospital after the guerrillas called newspapers and said Laun was lying near the River Pnmero in midtown Cordoba. Reporters found him with a bullet wound in his stomach and badly beaten on the head. Laun, 36, was seized at his isolated home in suburban Un- quillo by nine guerrillas of the outlawed People's Revolution- ary Army. He was wounded by gunfire when he resisted his abductors. acronym for the People's Revolutionary Army in a highly secretive guerrilla group. It has vowed to fight against foreign business and the military, which they see as repressive forces against the people of Argentina. They first made news in 1971 when they kidnapped the honorary British consul in Rosario, Stanley Sylvester, and released him in exchange for worth of goods for poor, donated by his employers, the Swift meat packing plant. Another American, Victor Samuelson, 36, was seized by ERP last Dec. 6 and is still in captivity despite a reported ransom paid by Exxon, the parent firm of the Esso Argentina refinery he managed at Campana. SPRING CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN April 15 to 20 Purity Bottling (1967) Ltd. will now accept national brand soft drink bottles. Bring your national brand soft drink bottles to Purity Bottling (1967) Ltd., 2920 9th Avenue North. Paying Regular Deposit Extra per bottle goes to Association for Mentally Retarded Vse per bottle goes to person returning bottle Purity Bottling will continue to remain open 6 a week for return of empties. PURITY BOTTLING (1967) LU. 2920 9th Ave.N. Phone 328-8891 and that Christian Easter is one." The Patriarch of Con- stantinople (Istanbul) also called lor continued Israeli su- pervision ol the Christian holy places in Jerusalem, keeping theni open to persons of all laith. GUARD BOLSTERED In Jerusalem, a heavier- than-normal Israeli guard was posted out of fear of Arab guerrilla action as thousands of Christian pilgrims took up wooden crosses, re-enacting Christ's walk to his crucifixion A special program was worked out this year to prevent clashes as Eastern and Western Christians commemorated the holy day together. An Israeli police spokesman said the police guard through Jerusalem's ancient walled city to Calvary was bolstered tollowing the massacre of 18 Israeli settlers in the northern Galilean town of Qiryat Shmonah and the Israeli retaliation against six villages in southern Lebanon. Metal sphere tested JACKSONVILLE. Fla. (AP) United States Navy says it is mystified by a metal sphere found by a fam- ily here. "There's certainly something odd about it." CPO Chris Berninger said Friday alter initial attempts at identifying the 25-pound object that the Antoine Betz family says appeared outside their home here recently "We're going to use a more powerlul machine on it and also run spectograph tests to determine what metal it's made of.'' Berninger said. The family said the ball moves strangely, apparently ol its own volition, and throbs as though a motor were running inside. The sphere, slightly smaller than a bowling ball, appears to be made x ol stainless steel S Pulitzer journalist dead at 87 WASHINGTON (AP) Ar- thur Krock. winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a major figure in United States journalism lor more than three decades as a Washington columnist lor the New York Times, died Friday night at age 87 A family spokesman said Krock, who had been m ill health for nearly six months, died of natural causes at his home. In a newspaper career that spanned 60 years. Krock was known for his steady output of exclusive, front-page stones, as well as for his column, In the Nation, carried in The Times for 33 years He was the only U.S. journalist to win four Pulitzer Prizes in 1935 and 1937, plus.a special commendation and a special citation. Carpet Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. ;