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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbttdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 107 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO 300 fanatics form Black Stvinging time Prime Minister Trudeau and his wife Margaret appeared to have a good swinging time over the weekend at the annual meeting of the Ontario Liberal Association. At left, the prime minister and his wife dance to the muse of a rock band at a reception Saturday. Mrs. Trudeau had to ask some of those present to join in, because they were too interested in watching the Trudeaus. At right, Mr. Trudeau leads a rock band in a jam session os the audience clapped and stomped their feet to the beat of the PM's drum- ming. September gang Canadian route opposed An News Analysis By HOLGER JENSEN Of Associated Press BEIRUT, Lebanon Fe-rer than 303 embittered young Palestinian Arabs are thought to make up the extremist Black September organization, the main target of Israeli assassination squads. 'ihere have Dcen cracks m its wall 01 The group has been linked with Al Fatah, largest of the Palestinian guerilla movements. One of three AI Fatah chief-tains slain by Israeli commandos here last Tuesday was labelled a Black September leader by a self-admitted terrorist im- prisoned in Jordan. But Arab. Israeli and Western intelligence experts admit it is hard to separate fact from, supposition about Black September's chain of command. Its financ- ing and its headquarters. Beirut is a good guess for headquarters. Lebanon's attempts to promote tourism rather than terrorism have not prevented most Palestinian guerrilla organiza- tions from establishing head offices in this sun-kissed Mediterranean capital. Another possible base is Libya, a country with a militant revolutionary government and vast oii income. Investigators have pieced together a picture of well-financed fanatical young men, educated mainly in Egypt and disillusioned by the ineffectn-eness of such regular guerrilla groups as Al Fatah and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. They are thought to be organized in loosely-knit cells, based in the Middle East and several countries where they maintain close ties with other revolutionary groups. Some of their members are believed to D3 non-Arabs, such as the Japanese terrorists who mas- sacred Christian pilgrims at Lod Airport in Israel a year ago. Estimates of Black S3ptembe! 's financial resources go as high as SJ50 million, mostly oil money, with S5 million thought to have been collected from the hi- jacking of a West German Lufthansa jetliner in Feb- ruary, 1972. Black September takes its name from the Woody civil war in Jordan in September. JflTO, when King Hussein crushed guerrilla groups that were threaten- ing his rulr. Its self-proclaimed founder is Munzcr Suleiman Khalifah. a 29-year-old Palestinian who tcck part in Black September's first oparstion on Nov. 29, assassination in Cairo of Prime Minister Wasfi TciJ of Jordan. JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Gov. William A. Egan has told Senator George McGovern that h e has taken an "in- position in suvjorting a Canadian pipeline route for shipment of North Slope oil. Egan. in a letter to the South Dakota Democrat, said McGovern was acting in "bla- tant contradiction' to promises he made during his 1972 presi- dential campaign. The governor told McGovern and 10 other midwestern Demo- crats the Alaskan route was "imminently superior" to the Canadian alternative from envi- ronmental, fuarcial and na- tional interest standpoints. McGovern and 10 other sena- Energy act passed despite pr VICTORIA (CP) Brit- ish Columbia legislature gave section by section approval Saturday to the controversial Energy Act despite opposition pleas that it granted excessive powers to the proposed energy commission. The 194 section bill was given third reading at a special weekend silting of the legisla- ture after more than four hours of debate which saw the legislation amended frequently either by the government or by government accepted opposi- tion amendments. On many of the contentious sections the Social Credit. Lib- eral and Conservative par- Inside Take up a ceuze. Boycott CJassified 20-23 Comics........K Comment ___ A District......3, J5 Family 9 I-ocal News 33, 14 Markets...... 19 Sports......30-32 Theatres.....7 TV...........6 Weather........2 IXNT TONIGHT 3d. HIGH TVESDAY Sfl; KKW JJIOWKRS says he teas beaten tcith hammer A io-year-old Lethbridge man Is in satisfactory condition today in Tchad's General Hospital after he was severely in his home early Sun- day morning. A man who lives with Jon Sucbar came borne abaut 20 minutes after the incident and found Mr. Suchar in his bed- room, badly beaten "He 1old me beat him wilh a Anlhijiy JCarusis. of J12J Jtlfi SI. X.. Two persons charged wiui as- ssmll causing bodily harm ap- peared in provincial c o r t today, and were remanded with- out pica to Anril 24. Norman Wolfe. 29. of Onion was kwmd mtr i" Dr'phine cbJri. of Cannon, rr- Jr.'fcri on her own recogni- ze Jioe, tics hammered away at the government for the "w i d e ranging" and "dictatorial'' powers in the legislation. ANSWERS CHARGES Industrial development min- ister Alex Macdonald answer- ed most of thes3 charges by stating that many of the regu- latory powers were contained in the s-ct setting up the three- man public utilities comnvs- sion which will be replac3d by the energy commission. The legislation gives the commission the power to regu- Jats the prices of products and to manage the province's cnsrgy resources. One of the lengthier disputes arose over the powers given to the commission to rejrulaiu ths wholesale or retail price of the petroleum products, Mr. Macdonald made it clear that Jl-.c government v.as inter- ested in equalizing the price cf pasolirc across ihe province and said any vo'.e against pov.ers was against cheaper gas in places like northern B.C. He mentioned the Pacific Petroleum refinery at Taylor in northern B.C. which he said is "exploiting the people of the north" by charging exorbitant rales for its gas. This despite the fact that the company is Asking a profit of nearly million a year, he said. tors of a midwestern caucus asked President Nixon last week to act "at the earliest pos- sible time'' to implement a tracs-Canadian line. The senators said the trans- Alaska pipeline would move more oil to' the West Coast than necessary. Egan, a Democrat, endorsed McGoverns presidential can- didacy only after tha senator promised to work for construc- tion of the Alaska line. The caucus. Egan said, "urges hasty construction of a pipeline through pristine coun- try presenting potential environ- mental hazards far greater than any along ths proposed Alaska rcule over which you have ex- pressed so much environmental concern. I cannot but believe that your recent action in join- ing the statement of tha presi- den was either frivolously taken or based solely on nar- row, regional interests." Nixon plans grand of Europe New York Times Service WASHINGTON Nixon said Sunday that he pJannsd to make "a grand tour" of Europe the first forcien trip cf his second term fall. Speaking with newsmen after the Sunday jnoirinsj worship service at the White House, Nixon also said that he intend- ed to meet with President Georges Pompidou of France before poing to Europe, but that a Jims and place had not yet been decided upon. GeraM L. Warren, deputy White House press secretary, said later that Nixon would probably Britain, France. Italy and West Germany, all of whose leaders would have met with Nixon before then. Patronage claim witch Lethbridge businessman Fred Weatherup today denied allega- tions by James Henderson, So- cial Credit house leader, that political patronage is involved in Alberta Development Com- pany loans. Mr. Henderson did not name anyone specifically when he was quoted in the Calgary Al- bertan that a low-inter- est loan under the Alberta De- velopment Fund had been ex- tended to a business concern and an individual connected with the company was planning a dinner in honor of Premier Lougheed. He was expected to elaborate in the Legislature today. Mr. said the oppo- sition house leader was pointing the finger at him and termed Mr. Henderson's efforts "anoth- er witch hunt." COMPLETELY CLEAN "I have never applied for a loan from either the Alberta just inside the South Vietnam- ese border. The capital has supplies of fuel for 10 days for civilian transport and a little longer for electricity and water supplies. The U.S. Air Force is flying in aviation fuel. South Vietnam troops into Camboi SAIGON (AP) More South Vietnamese troops were re- ported moving toward the Cam- bodian frontier today following the first crossing of the border that Saigon troops are known to have made since the Vietnam ceasefire. Field reports indicated that the South Vietnamese oper- ations along the border were defensive, aimed at driving Communist forces from the bor- der rather than the start of a major offensive to lift ths threat to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. South Vietnamese air force gunships joined an armored col- umn on the Cambodian side of the border, and new fighting was reported on the Vietnamese side of the frontier. The Viet Coftg called the march into Cambodia "a blunt and very dangerous act of the Saigon military forces." A Viet Cong broadcast said the oper- ation was ordered by the United States and "crinrnally violates the independence, sovereignty, neutrality and ter- ritorial integritv of Cambodia 0s well as the Paris agreement and the international agreement on Vietnam." CROSSING DENIED Despite on-the-scene reports from reporters who saw ths South Vietnamese armored col- umn and gunships in Cambodia Sunday and today, the Saigon command denied that any of its forces had crossed the border. Field reports said the cross- ing was made last Friday from the Vietnamese town of Tinh 125 miles west of Saigon, after Communist troops burned out a village on the Cambodian side. About 500 refugees streamed into South Vietnam. In Phnom Penh, gripped bv serious shortages, seven oil tankers and barges were un- loading fuel, food and ammuni- tion today. The ships broke through the Communist blockade on the Me- kong River Sunday, although one ammunition barge was hit and destroyed in an ambush tarset WASHINGTON (AP) The defence department warned North Vietnam today that be- cause of fighting in Laos, it may order UniFed States planes to begin a new bombing cam- peim there. Pentagon spokesman Jerry W. Friedheim said North Viet- namese forces led by tanks had overrun a town defended by Laotian government forces near the Plain of Jars in Laos within the last several hours. He described it as "a major violation of the ceasefire." He said an announcement about whether U.S. B-52 bomb- ers had begun renewed strikes over Laos wou'd come from Pa- cific command headquarters in Hawaii later today. U.S. bombers have been hit- t'ng Cambotian targets for about six weeks. There have been no American air strikes in Vietnam, since the ceasefire was signed Jan. 27. Development Company or the treasury Mr. Weather- up said. "I'm completely clean." Mr. Weatherup, who was ap- pointed a director of the Al- berta Housing Corporation a year ago, said he filed a coin- piste statement of all his busi- ness involvements at the time and sent a similar statement to the government today. He said if Mr. Hendersor elaborated on his allegations, he was prepared to make tha statement public. Meanwhile, there is some mystery over where the loan did go to. Descriptions of all ths pro- jects which received Development Company loans were made public last week but the governmsnt refused to name the recipients of the loans. According to the description one Lethbridge loan of went to a 96-unit motel, res- taurant and drive-in restaurant. SPECULATION RIFE There was some speculation that the loan went to the Lodge Motel now under constructior at 2210 7th Ave. P. But an offi- of the company behind the development, Clarence Rem- psl, although sn applica- tion for a loan had been made it had never been received. Mr. V.'eatherup ov.-ned the land on which the motel be ing built but sold it to North- alt'a HoMings Ltd. of Edmon- ton on Jan. 10. Northalta thet formed Lodge Motel Ltd. to build the motel. Mr. Weatherup said he thought the loan mieht have gone to Heidelburg House, be- ing built by Henry Homes Ltd. But Henry Gretzinger of Henry Homes said bs had applied bu later withdrew his application for a loan, because the heigh and number of units in hif hctel has still not been finaliz- ed. Mr. Gretzinger said ht thought the loan went to the Lodge Motel. Teachers out in Montana ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) Anaconda teachers met with school board officials on the weekend but failed to reach a negotiated settlement in the wage dispute that led the teachers to strike. Peacekeepers ask Reds to return SAIGON (CP) The Inter- national Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) ap- pealed to the Viet Cong today tc return to regional team sites ot ihs Joint Military Commission The Viet Cong makes up the JMC with the South Vietnamese government. Under the Paris peace agreement, the ICCS re- ports alleged ceasefire viola, tions to tha JMC. However since the Viet Cong's Provi- sional Revolutionary Govern- ment (PRG) has withdrawn from the regional team sites, the JMC is unable to function as a unit and deal with reports of the ICCS. No Herald PM doesn't blame Alberta Good Friday for raising gas prices OTTAWA (CP) Ontario's imposition of a seven per-oent energy lax puts the province "in a poor position'' for its nat- ural gas price dispute with Al- berta. Prime Minister Trudeau said Saturday. Speaking to reporters at the Ontario Liberal Faiiy conven- tion here, the prims minister said that if he were Alberta Premier Peter Loughecd. he to with the budget Ontario brought down last Thursday. The price of gas cannot be all that high in the province when the government of Premier Wil- liam sees fit lo impose a tax. he said. Mr. Trudean sa'd he "can't personally blame Mr. Lougbccd for raising prices. It's a seller's market." The federal government is not inclined to intervene in the On- tario-Alberta dispute, he said. The Herald will not publish Good Friday. April 20. Regular editions will be published Sat- urday. April 21. Display advertisers are re- nrnded of the Wowing adver- lisinc copy deadlines: Adver- tisements to appear Thursday. April 19. must" be received by noon Tuesday, those appearing Saturday. April must he ceived by noon Wednesday and those for Monday, April 23, by noon Thursday. Clasified advertisements re- ceived fry 3 p.m. Thursday will appear Saturday, April 2L Libyan leader accuses partners Seen and heard I About town I JORSE wiltousiasl Edna McMollhi claiming the Chinook Arabian Horse Show is not open to mutes BrHcrtlr Pirrcr eatinc 23 butter in onp j-ittinj! -vsork that I'll have to work at three more years.'' kast BE13RUT. President Moammar Khadafy has accused Egypt and Syria, his partners in the Fed- eration cf Arab Republics, of rcfeing him facilities tor an at- tack on Israeli civilian targets; to avenge the shooting down of a Libyan airliner over Sinai in February. The Libvm leader made the rh.T-j.c in n sprcch Sunday n Tit 3ic al.-o bunched a live-point reiwrn program, including "an Islamic cultiiral If the program i? nil ac- cepted he will resign, he said. Speaking in the wcslcvn Lih- yan city of Zwara. the 30-year- old leader told a rally thai the destruction of a Libyan airliner by Israeli fighters Feb. 25, in more than JOf) persons died, led to world opinion that Israel should be "punished in kind." Khadafy said that I'-erau-o Libya unablf to racli civilian targets viihout fa- cilities in the front-line slates, be sent hi< mender and annlbrr top official tn Cairo and Dam- ascus to request help. PLAN REJECTED "They were told that such a slop was Tint in the interests of the batf-c brine planned against he said. POINTS Ol'TLlNEn The Libyan leader's spcerh monitored hero, set drwn these main points. i. of ;j'l law; v.ould IK- .Mib-titulrd with measures and jjcnaltics based on existing conditions. J. 4 mirpf tit ttv sickness 3rd of those destructive this was taken In he a reference lo to ensure that frerifrm was shared by 3. Arms to he distribute to the em- bers of the armed forces and the national resistance. 4. A Txnolu'rn .rimed :A ad- A c.''. iv? to plomcnt Isbmic confront any misleading ;