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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, April 15, 1974 News In brief Plane crash report 'false' PARIS (Reuter) A report that a Boeing airliner had crashed in the South Pacific near New Caledonia was a false alert, a spokesman for the French airline UTA said today. The spokesman said a UTA plane searched the area where the plane was reported to have crashed and found nothing. No plane has been reported missing by any airline serving the South'Pacific, ihe spokes- man said. killed on weekend By THE CANADIAN PRESS Four members of one tamih. killed Thursday in a two-car collision in Nova Scotia, were among at least 51 persons who died in accidents across Canada during the long Easter weekend. A survev bv The Canadian Press from 6p.m. local times Kidnap victim out of danger CORDOBA (AP) Doctors said today Alfred Laun, t'nited States Information Service chief in Argentina, is 'out ol danger" more than 72 hours alter Marxist guerrillas him in the stomach, kidnapped him and abandoned him He was pulled through the critical 48-hour period and is now a clinic spokesman said. The 36-year-old Laun was shot as he struggled with guerrillas of the People's Revolutionary Army who kidnapped him Friday from his home 20 miles north of Cordoba Terrorist shootings flare SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Two teen-aged boys were shot and critically wounded Sunday night in what police indicated might be another in a series of terrorist shootings. The unidentified youths were taken to a hospital wher" they underwent emergency surgery Their assailant fled on loot About 20 minutes later, a man told police that gunman in a passing car shot at him. He said he was not hit However, police said there was not evidence to back up his story, and police doubt that the incident took place Police put out an Operation Zebra call on the shootings, the code name for the series of apparently random street shootings that have resulted in II deaths and several injuries here in the last six months. "There are certain sim- ilarities to the other shootings we've been said Police Sgt Bill Petrie. Canadians search for life TORONTO (CP) -Two Ca- nadian radio astronomers will bt'gin a search next month for intelligent life on other planets in the galaxy. Paul Feldman of York (Jni- u-rsitv. Toronto, and Alan Bridle of Queen's University. Kingston. Ont plan to use the 150-loot Algonquin radio tele- scope, about 60 miles west of Pembroke. Ont. Bv monitoring selected stars, the scientists are hoping to receive signals which might indicate advanced technological civilizations on planets orbiting those stars. 10 killed in B.C. The CANADIAN PRESS At least 10 persons were killed accidentally in British Columbia during the Easter ueekend between 6 p.m Thursday and midnight Sunday Six died in traffic accidents, three drowned and one died in a fire. Four die on Prairies The CANADIAN PRESS A Manitoba man who died in a house fire early Sunday was one of four persons whose lives were claimed by accidents on the Prairies during the Easter weekend. A survey from 6 p.m. Thursday to midnight Sunday RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL local times, showed Alberta with two traffic fatalities, Saskatchewan with one and Manitoba with a fire death. Near BELFAST (Reuter) Two more deaths brought Northern Ireland's five-year death toll close to on an Easter Sunday dominated by republican parades A night shirt of unexpected elegance. Matching bikini. Nylon tricot in Aqua, Pink, White, Peach. Sizes PSM.L. (T1ERLE nORfTlfln COSfHETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Mall Phone 328-152SV It took 24 years, but... UN finally agrees on meaning of aggression' Thursday to midnight Sunday night showed 35 killed in traffic, seven in fires, six drownings, one snowmobile death and two in miscellaneous accidents The snowmobile death raised to 88 the number of persons killed riding those vehicles this winter. By PAUL WHITELAW Herald Washington Bureau UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. After considering the matter for 24 years, United Nations has finally come with a definition of A reaction of surprise and properly subdued excitement rippled through UN headquarters where the Committee on the Definiation of Agression agreed Friday on an ambiguous three-page definition of the concept. Agreement of a definition of aggression has alluded diplomats for more than 50 years, since it was first considered by the League of Nations in 1923. Erik Wang. Canadian delegate on the committee, said the breakthrough was "due to a new sense of realism." "In the past in this committee there has been an understandable tendency for delegations to press for (emulations which would seem to put in a favorable light one or another side in specific Mr. Wang said, an official of the Canadian external affairs department. He expressed Canada's "satisfaction" with the definition. The committee agreed without voting on a final draft to be presented to the next regular session of the UN General Assembly this fall. The definition begins simply: "Aggression is the use of armed force by a state against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of another state or in any other manner inconsistent with the "Charter of the United Nations, as set out in this definition." Some 700 words follow in the 35-nation committee's efforts to pin down what the shorter Oxford Dictionary calls "an unprovoked attack." Robert Rosenstock, the United States delegate, stressed in his remark to the committee that the definition "does not and cannot limit the discretion of the Security Council." which has primarily responsibility under the UN Charge Charter for determining when aggression has taken place. The difficulty in reaching agreement, one committee member noted, stems from the fact "that one country's aggression is frequently another country's heroic struggle for justice.'" While expressing satisfaction that the UN General Assembly will finally be presented with a draft definition of aggression this tall, numerous UN delegates remained cynical about what good it will do. MPs may resolve football question later this week Papal blessing Pope Paul bestows "Urbi et Orbi" blessing on Rome and the world Pilgrims ignore fighting in Jerusalem Easter Associated Press Roman Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox Christians all celebrated Easter in Jerusalem Sunday In Rome, Pope Paul urged mankind to follow "the law of duty, of service, of sorrow, of love, of wise and true interpretation of human life In Canterbury. England, Dr. Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, offered a special welcome and blessing to 200 disabled persons from Canada and the United States attending a traditional Easter Sunday service. The spiritual head of the Church of England drew a parallel between the removal of the great stone that sealed Christ's tomb and the removal of barriers within modern society Canterbury Cathedral was crowded for the Easter serv- ices, likely to be the last con- ducted by Dr. Ramsey as archbishop. He has announced he will retire later this year. The faithful m Christian countries went to cathedrals and churches and attended sunrise services and festive parades. UNDETERRED BY WAR Fierce fighting less than 100 miles away went almost unno- ticed as pilgrims crowded into Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to Military overthrows government in Niger BAMAKO, Mali (AP) dio reports heard here today said that military forces have taken over the government in Niger The reports from Niamey radio said Lt.-Col. Seyni Kountie, chief of staff of the Niger armed forces, has taken power Niger has been one of the most stable of the former French colonies in Africa. Since its accession to independence in 1960, President Hamani Diori has been the only chief of state. Niger is a landlocked country of 490.000 square miles and a population of less than five million persons in north-central Africa. The northern part of the country is in the southern reaches of the Sahara. The country has been hit hard by the severe drought that has afflicted the sub-Sahara in recent years The Niamey radio announcement said: "After 15 years of reign, marked by injustice, corruption, selfishness and indifference with regard to the people whose happiness it pretended to assure, the army can no longer tolerate the permanence of this oligarchy mark the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. About worshipped out- side the old wailed city at the Garden Tornb, which Protes- tants believe was the burial place. All Christians celebrated Easter on the same day because of a leap year in the Orthodox calendar. The Western rites held their services first; then the Or- thodox worshippers took over Pope Paul, twice bedridden with the flu in the last month, ignored the advice of aides and held an outdoor mass on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The day was damp and ram threatened, but persons jammed St. Peter's Square. An estimated 200 million around the world watched on television as the 76-year-old Pope delivered his message in Italian in a firm voice. He concluded with brief Easter greetings in 13 lan- guages. Court rules ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. Montreal financier John C Doyle has been turned down by the Newfoundland Supreme Court in his application to quash search warrants issued in 1972 against the company of which he is chairman, Canadian Javelin Ltd. Doyle was charged last De- cember with fraud involving Chief Justice Robert S. Fur- long dismissed Doyle's appli- caton in a decision filed Thursday. By PETER LLOYD OTTAWA (CP) After kicking their Easter recess out the window. MPs are back in the Commons this week to tackle a political football that has left all parties split Health Minister Marc Lalonde has indicated he wants fast action on his bill to ban United States football leagues from Canada, but he may have to dodge blocks even from fellow Liberals. Mr Lalonde probably is one member not sorry that all par- ties couldn't agree on an Easter recess It means he has gained unexpected House time for the proposed legislation aimed primarily at stopping operation of Toronto Northmen of the new, United States-based World Football League The team hopes to start playing in two months, and the bill must pass before then to stop the WFL from becoming established in Canada's richest football market. Government House Leader Allan MacEachen said Thursday night, when the House rose for the three-day Easter weekend, that the lootball bill will be debated following consideration of Canada Pension Plan amend- ments and third reading of a bill providing loans to farmers, fishermen and small businessmen This means the controversial football issue likely will come up Tuesday or Wednesday in the Commons where it is expected to be bounced around in lively debate BANS LEAGUE PLAY The bill eventually would in- crease to 60 per cent the num- ber of Canadian players on Ca- nadian professional football teams. Any play with U S leagues would be limited to exhibition games. All parties are reported split on the issue. Officially, the Conservatives have not taken a stand, but some members have expressed contradictory positions. The NDP's Toronto-area members are generally opposed to the bill and those from the West behind Mr Lalonde. Mr. Lalonde is said to have lost ground with Toronto-area members of his own party with most of the others solidly in favor of his bill. Otto Jelinek (Toronto High Park-Humber Tory sports critic, has said his party does not want a free vote on the bill. He has said he approves the content section but is worried that the bill restricts inter- national competition Ethiopia has new crown prince ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Emperor Haile Selassie, in a voice so soft that it was difficult to hear what he said, announced Sunday that he has made his 20-year-old grandson. Prince Zare Yakob, "acting crown prince of Ethiopia. In a statement at Jubilee Palace, the 81-year-old emperor told the government that the prince, a student at Oxford University in England, has superseded his father, Crown Prince Asfa Wossen, 57 Constitutional experts said that on the emperor's death or abdication, Prince zare Yakob might become regent, aided by the crown council, until the death of his father, when the prince would inherit the throne. Crown Prince Asfa Wossen suffered a severe stroke in January, 1972. He now is in Switzerland and little is known here of his condition other than that he is understood to be partially paralysed. ILLNESS THE REASON It was assumed here that the emperor's decision bore directly on the illness of the young prince's father. The prince spent Easter in Switzerland with his parents. Since Ethiopia's recent troubles started in.February with strikes toppling the previous government and the armed forces stepping in with demands for reforms, Haile Selassie, has seemed visibly older and tired looking. Observers said it is obvious that the absolute powers of the monarchy are being whittled away by the new government under Prime Minister Endalkachew Makonnen, 46. In a report published last week, the government pledged its support lo a new 30- member commission that is considering a revision of the constitution. An important part of the revision is to institute a con- stitutional monarchy and make the prime minister and his government directly responsible to parliament and not, as at present, to the palace. OFFICERS CHEER Eyewitnesses said the palace grounds were crowded by army officers who cheered the emperor when he made the announcement about the young prince. During the announcement, observers said the microphone had lo be held close to the emperor's lips and, even then, it was difficult to hear what he said. The former world pairs figure skating champion said such a law would make Canada "the first country to stop international competition in a particular sport." Mr. Lalonde says the bill is necessary to preserve the Canadian Football League as a national institution. Quebec seeking wider foreign relation powers PARIS (CP) Quebec's relations with foreign countries must include the domain of natural resources and not just cultural and educational matters. Premier Robert Bourassa said in an interview appearing today in the Pansien daily newspaper. Le Monde The premier said in the ar- ticle Quebec must enter into natural resource agreements with France as well as other European countries. Mr Bourassa pointed to a proposed uranium plant, a joint Quebec-France project, as the type of agreements he feels Quebec should be negotiating with other European countries. Natural resources are the jurisdiction of the province and it is in that sector "that we are able to orient and to intensify collaboration between Quebec and he said. For the last 10 days Mr. Bourassa had been touring various European countries. Mr Bourassa said the pro- gram of Canadian federalism is "flexible" and does not prohibit Quebec from negotiating with foreign countries 'We wish to be represented in the negotiations of the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATTl." said the premier. In the newspaper article, Mr. Bourassa also discussed his Liberal government's plans to make French the only official language in Quebec "That he said, "is verv important for the residents of Quebec, perhaps not in the short term, but in the long term It is fundamentally for the cultural security of Quebec's Francophones 'Ancient forces' oppose Nixon MOSCOW (AP) A Soviet newspaper says the same forces which "conspired" to assassinate Abraham Lincoln more than 100 years ago are today opposing United States President Nixon and U.S Soviet detente. Those forces, described as "reactionary." "are ready to use any methods in the struggle against unwanted political Komsomolskaya Pravda says in an article on the 109th anniversary of Lincoln's death. The article by historian R Ivanov invited the Soviet readei lo draw parallels between Lincoln and Nixon, whose tax and Watergate problems have received brief but sympathetic mention in the Soviet press. Ivanov says John Wilkes Booth was hired to kill Presi- dent Lincoln by an alliance of the reactionary circles of the American North and South Those circles were afraid that a "united front of liberation would be created by liberated (black) slaves in the South and laborers in the North." The removal of Lincoln "was a necessary condition to start a struggle for the restoration of positions lost by the plantation owners in the civil war." Ivanov says the American press, currently under attack in Soviet newspapers for pessimism regarding detente, must share the blame for the assassination of Lincoln. Hey Mom! How About, Our BIRTHDAY PICTURES? PUBLIC BINQO LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Uptwirt) KWIK KOLOR COLLEGE MALL Phone 327-4884 "Same Day Service on your Color Pictures" UM Southern only KWIK KOLOR SERVICE now loctUd IOA In CoaWito Murpny't In Sparwood Co-op in PincfMf Cardilon in Ccrdtlon ;