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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE April 16.1974 News In brief Penny hoarding illegal WASHINGTON (AP) -The United States treasury depart- ment, acting to head off a pos- sible penny shortage, has im- posed stiff penalties for melting or exporting copper coins. Treasury Secretary George Shultz approved the penalties of up to and five years in prison as a result of apparent hoarding and destruction of pennies for their copper content. Shultz said Monday that de- mand for pennies in the last three months has totalled two billion, double the demand for the same period a year ago. Paris peace talks suspended SAIGON (Reuter) South Vietnam said today it is with- drawing from political talks with the Viet Cong in Paris un- til the National Liberation Front proves its goodwill for peace. Foreign Minister Vuong Van Bac told a news conference the decision to suspend the talks indefinitely was taken because of Communist violations of the ceasefire. The South Vietnamese have walked out of previous meetings with the Viet Cong in Paris, but this is the first time they have announced they are suspending the talks until further notice. Arsonist to be deported JERUSALEM (AP) Denis Rohan, an Australian religious fanatic confined to Israeli mental hospitals for more than four years after setting fire to Jerusalem's Al Aksa Mosque, is to be deported to his homeland, the interior ministry announced todav. A spokesman said Rohan. 33, had recently been re- examined and confirmed as a permanent mental case. "We see no reason to continue his hospitalization in Israel." the spokesman said, adding the man will be sent to Australia within the next two months. Ford sees no impeachment PALM SPRINGS. Calif. i AP) Vice-president Gerald Ford says the odds are probably 50-50 that the House of Representatives judiciary committee will recommend impeachment of President Nixon. But Ford says he believes the full House will defeat an impeachment resolution if one is adopted by the committee when Congress returns from its Easter recess. He contended there is no evidence now that Nixon is guilty of any impeachable offence, "and I don't think there will be any evidence to change that verdict." Israel threatened with missiles CAIRO (AP) The Egyptian press warned today that Egypt will use long-range missiles against Israel if the Jewish state steps up military operations against Syria and Lebanon. The editor of the semi- official newspaper Al Ahram, Aly Amin. said ground-to- ground missiles "were among several other modern weapons we did not use during the October war." Charlie Chaplin 85 today CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (Reuter) Charlie Chaplin celebrated his 85th birthday today, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Bouquets of flowers and hundreds of telegrams were delivered to the house here overlooking Lake Geneva where the comedian now lives quietly with his wife, Oona. and their three youngest children. Crime 'buster' appointed VANCOUVER (CPl -City prosecutor Stewart McMorran said Monday he has accepted the job of heading up prosecutions for the British Columbia government's new organized crime unit which is meant to co-ordinate the fight agaist major crime. Mr. McMorran said he will begin his new job "when we have enough officers" to put the unit into operation. He said the unit is still in its formative stage. Oil tanker runs aground An oil-laden vessel went aground on a shoal in the St. Lawrence River near here Monday night, spewing crude from its ruptured hull. No injuries were reported on the Imperial Sarnia Tanker, bound for Montreal with 45.000 barrels of oil from Sarnia. Extent of damage to the vessel and the amount of oil escaping into the river were not known immediately. Safeway workers vote to strike VANCOUVER (CP) About 650 Vancouver employees of Macdonalds Consolidated Ltd. and BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Lucerne Foods Ltd., both Canada Safeway Ltd. subsidiaries, have voted 96- per-cent in favor of strike action. Union spokesman John Squire, of the retail wholesale and department store union, said Monday that 72-hour strike notice was served during the weekend but negotiations are set to resume todav. Burning Rectal Itch Relieved In Minutes One of die most common af- llictior.s is a condition known as "Itching I'ilcs." It is most cmbai rassini; lor the sufferer during Ilio and espcciall v at It on want satisf.utorv rrlirf here's news. A renowned research laboratory has round a unique healing substance with the ability to promptly relieve the hunting itch and pain. It actually shrinks hemorrhoids. This substance has been shown to produce inoM effective late of healing. Its jjerm-killinu pi opcrlies also help prevent infection. I n one hemnrrhoid case after another "very striking improvement" was reported. This improvement was main- tained in cases where clinic.il obsei were continued 0 e r a period of many months. Kurthcrrnore, these tests and observations were made on patients with a wide. variety of hemorrhoidal condi tions. All this wa-, accomplished by a lu-.ilini; substance Hio- 1 v in- eloped by a world-n-now ned research in- stitulion. This substance is now obtainable in n nlim n! or suppository form known as I'ri'inirnl ion Ask for Preparation II SuppoMtoi ies to carry if away from home or II Ointment with special ap- plicator. Available at all rlriin counteis. Satisfaction or your monev lefunded. Preparation [Tj Photo of bankrobber Hearst U.S. Attorney James L. Browing Jr. holds a bank surveillance photo which the FBI said resembled Patricia Hearst. The photo was taken during a bank robbery in San Francisco. It also shows another gunwielding suspect in the back- ground with a gun pointed in the direction of Hearst. See story on Page 1. Lebanon requests UN curb on Israel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lebanon has asked the United Nations Security Council to take "appropriate and efficient means" to stop Israeli raids across the border, arguing that condemnation would not be enough. The council debated Monday tor hours on Lebanon's complaint about an Israeli raid Friday night on six Lebanese villages. Israel was retaliating for the attack by three Arab guerrillas the day before on the town of Qiryat Shmonah in which 18 Israelis and the three Arabs were killed. Foreign Minister Fouad Naffa of Lebanon told the 15- member council Israel would react with "indifference and contempt" to a condemnation. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy accused Israel of endangering the fragile Middle East truce by its actions in Lebanon and on the Syrian front. ''Israel must choose between war and he said. "Israeli Ambassador Yosef Tekpah replied that Lebanon must "prevent the use of its territory for attacks against Israel." If the Lebanese government permits Lebanon to become a lawless gangland. it is obvious that its neighbors will treat it as a he said. A spokesman for the United States. Israel's traditional ally, told reporters that any condemnation of Israel must be balanced by a condemnation of Palestinian terrorism. Meanwhile. Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights, after close combat and Israeli air attacks Sunday, returned to the Guns guard Mona Lisa PARIS (AP) A chartered Boeing 707 jet plane left here today bearing the Mona Lisa painting to Japan, where it will be exhibited starting April 19. Eight armed policemen in a bullet-proof van took the Leonardo da Vinci painting, considered the most famous art work in the world, to Orly airport. This is the first time that the Mona Lisa has travelled by air. On a trip to the United States for an exhibition in 1962. the painting travelled by- ship. artillery exchanges that have characterized most of the fighting there in the last month. In Jerusalem, Israeli Presi- dent Ephraim Katzir's office said he has granted the Labor party more time to name a new premier to replace Golda Meir. who resigned last week and now is heading a caretaker government. Empty stomachs prompt Niger coup LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) The army chief of staff in drought-ravaged Niger says he deposed President Hamani Diori to relieve ''the catastrophic situation" in the black African country, Radio Niamey reported. "The army had to take its Lt.-Col. Seyni Kountie said in a broadcast Monday from Niamey, Niger's capital. "We could not remain with our arms folded" when the people were no longer assured a meal a day. He said Diori's adminis- tration, in office ever since the country achieved independence from France in 1960, was guilty to "injustice, corruption, selfishness and indifference." There were no reports of violence during the takeover. Radio Niamey said the country is calm and the man army is in "full control." The Niger radio did not say what happened to Diori. But the French state television network in Paris said Kountie told it in a telephone interview that the president and his family are under house arrest and are "being well treated." Niger, a landlocked country of 4.2 million nomads and small farmers, is the 15th black African country south of the Sahara to come under military rule. It is one of Africa's poorest countries and has been one of those hit hardest by the six-year drought in West Africa below the Sahara. Thousands have died, and millions of head of livestock have been destroyed. Vesco 'muscle' irked Mitchell NEW YORK (AP) Former attorney-general John Mitchell told a jury today he was "very incensed" that the financier Robert Vesco tried to use muscle on the Nixon administration to siop an investigation of Vesco's financial empire. Mitchell testified for a third day at his trial with co-defend- ant Maurice Stans, former commerce secretary, on charges that they impeded the Vesco investigation in return for the financier's secret cash contribution to President Nixon's 1972 re- election campaign. Under cross-examination by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Wing. Mitchell was asked about a packet of documents addressed to Nixon, one of the President's brothers, at a New York hotel, but which was actually- delivered to Mitchell. The packet included an un- signed memo threatening to reveal Vesco's contribution unless the investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was stopped. The memo said Stans had asked that the contribution be in cash. It said that the money was ready on April 6. but Stans said that since it was cash, it could-be delivered on April 10. three days after the effective date of a law requiring public reporting of such contributions. Mitchell said that he took the packet from the hotel to his law office in New York, thumbed through the memo and decided it had to be given back as soon as possible. Mitchell said that the memo made no impression on him, "except that I was very in- censed that Vesco or somebody around him was trying to use muscle on the administration." He said he did not view it as what Wing called a threat or extortion attempt, and did not believe that it particularly threatened him or Stans. donated so far to help Nixon pay back taxes KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) President Nixon is "heartened and moved" by gifts of from more than 5.000 Americans, who want to help him pay his income tax bill of nearly a half million dollars, the White House said Monday. But the Florida White House announced Nixon will pay his own taxes and send back the gift money. President Nixon, here on an extended Easter holiday, has been granted a 60-day extension to file his 1973 returns. The gifts ranged from six cents taped to a letter from a schoolboy to from an unidentified businessman. The average donation was listed as about President Nixon has asked that money from anonymous donors, which cannot be returned, be given to the American Red Cross to aid victims of the recent tornado disasters in 10 midwestern and southern states. Nixon's California tax lawyer, meanwhile, said the president's 1973 state tax return would be mailed before Monday night's midnight deadline. 1 I No instant cure for inflation seen in budget By DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment's upcoming budget will not contain instant solutions to economic problems such as inflation, Finance Minister John Turner said Monday night. "Don't expect me to pull any rabbits out of the he said in an interview outside the Commons. "There is nothing magic about a budget. I've never suggested there was." His remarks appeared in contrast with a statement made last week by Prime Minister Trudeau. that the budget will be too attractive for the opposition parties to oppose. Mr. Turner refused to say what the government will em- phasize in the budget, or when it will be tabled. But inflation is one of the key concerns in preparing it, he said. He did not elaborate. The Conservative and New Democrat parties have been pressing for a budget or a des- ignated opposition debate day before the end of April. Either would provide an op- portunity for a new confidence test in the minority government and the effective balance-of-power NDP has shown recently that it is restless. Conservative House Leader Tom Bell said Monday he ex- pects the budget to be tabled the first week in May. This was almost guaranteed during inter-party negotiations last week for an Easter recess, he said. Although plans for a Com- mons recess fell through, Mr. Bell said, "there is no reason for a delay unless they run into administrative problems." Mr. Turner said it is possible to bring in a budget by the first week in May but no date has been selected. It would be decided by himself, Mr. Trudeau and Government House Leader Allan MacEachen. Mr. Turner indicated last week that he will set a budget date next week. The budget comments by Mr. Turner and Mr. Bell followed a renewed opposition attack Monday on government economic policies. Critics focused mainly on the weekend Bank of Canada decision to raise its prime lending rate one percentage point to per cent, the highest rate in history. Bill Frank and Lome Nystrom Yorkton-Melville) both asked for special measures to protect small borrowers from climbing interest rates. Mr. Turner said the govern- ment is urging chartered banks to give preferential treatment to loan requests from small businessmen, fishermen and persons in slow-growth regions. Minority workers awarded back pay WASHINGTON (AP) -The Nixon administration used the signing Monday of a historic job discrimination settlement with nine major steel companies to serve notice that it will take similar action against other industries. Undersecretary of Labor Richard Schubert said that in industries where race and sex discrimination exists "we will be knocking on their doors and moving forward against them as we did with AT and T and the steel industry." The voluntary agreement negotiated with the United Steel Workers union and the nine companies which produce 73 per cent of the steel in the United States calls for payment of million Parole board members named OTTAWA (CP) General Warren Allmand an- nounced today an increase in the size of the National Parole Board to 19 members from nine and the appointment of William Outerbridge of Ottawa as the new chairman. Mr. Outerbridge. appointed to a 10-year term, succeeds George Street, who resigned to return to the bench. Mr. Outerbridge was a member of the parole board from 1969 to 1971, then went to the University of Ottawa as an associate professor of crimi- nology. He will head the eight mem- bers of the board serving in Ottawa as well as the 10 newly-appointed regional members. The new regional members are F. Hazen Smith, Lower Newcastle, N.B., and Judge Gaetan S. Bertrand, Tracadie, N.B., to represent the Atlantic region: Mary rose Lette and Stephen Cumas, both of Mon- treal, to represent Quebec; Margaret Benson, Toronto, and Donald Wall, Ottawa, to represent Ontario; Pierre Jutras, Drumheller, and Frank Anderson, Calgary, to represent the Prairie provinces and Northwest Territories. Moir MacBrayne, West Vancouver, and William Mussell. Jr.. Chilliwack, will represent British Columbia and the Yukon. in back pay to about workers, mostly blacks. About also will share in the payments. French race PARIS (Reuter) Jean- Jacques Servan-Schreiber said today he will not enter the French presidential race because too many candidates are involved already. Servan-Schreiber, 50, an- nounced his decision at a news conference. It means there will be no serious candidate from the centre in the election. Servan-Schreiber's decision not to run appeared to be a bonus for both Giscard d'Estaing and left-wing candi- date Francois Mitterrand, and a minor setback for Gaullist former premier Jacques Chaban-Delmas. Food price control lifts WASHINGTON (AP) The Cost-of-Living Council lifted wage and price controls Mon- day from United States food retailers and wholesalers, in- cluding supermarkets, Council director John Dunlop said that while there might be some price increases, the lifting of controls of the food industry should not result in "inordinate rises in food prices in the months ahead." ys (essmi. 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 Vac per bottle goes to Association for Mentally Retarded ViC per bottle goes to person returning bottle Purity Bottling will continue to remain open 6 days week for the return of emptier PURITY BOTTLING (1967) Ltd. 2920 9th Avo. N. Phone 328-8891 ;