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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBHIDGE April i News In brief Coal train said "sabotaged' A CP rail coal train was derailed Tuesday night in Kamloops. and a company official called it sabotage. Assistant CP Rail superintendent A. A Duncan Pilots vote on contract today MONTREA (CP) Striking river pilots are scheduled to on a contract offer today while Montreal port longshoremen and their employers prepare for a Thursday meeting which may decide if the pilots' walkout constitutes a "major crisis" for the harbor. The 136 pilots, on strike since April 8, are to give their verdict on a contract offer made Tuesday after officials ot the Corporation of Mid-St. Communist summit in Warsaw MOSCOW (Reuter) Further East Bloc efforts to promote detente with the West are expected to flow from the Warsaw Pact meeting of Communist leaders which opened today in the Polish capital Party and government lead- Jaycees 4not discriminating' DENVER (AP) -The 10th U S Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling Tuesday that the national Jay- cees are not guilty of sex dis- crimination by limiting mem- bership to men. The court said the U.S. Dis- trict Court in Oklahoma acted properly in dismissing the suit brought by the Jaycee club in PLOchester. N.Y" The suit charged the national Jaycees' governing body in Tulsa, Stans to take stand for defence NEW YORK (AP) Former United States Attorney General John Mitchell has finished his testimony before a federal court jury trying him on criminal conspiracy charges. Now it is the turn of his co-defendant and one-time Frisco 'Zebra' toll now 18 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A former college student was shot to death Tuesday night and police said he was the latest victim in a series of so- called shootings in which 18 persons have been killed or wounded. Nelson Shields, 23, who had attended Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., until this year, was gunned down as he helped a friend put a rug in a car in the city's Ingleside district. Police said three shots rang out about 9.30 p.m., and Shields fell dead on the sidewalk. He was the 12th person killed in the series of unprovoked attacks that began last November. Six have been wounded. Lin campaign opponents shot PEKING (Reuter) About 30 people have been executed by firing squad in the South China city of Canton for crimes linked with the current campaign against former defence minister Lin Piao and Confucius, travellers from Canton reported today. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL The travellers said they saw public notices in city side streets listing the names and ages of people recently sen- tenced by criminal courts and immediately executed. The notices stressed that all those sentenced had opposed the anti-Lin Piao and Confucius movement, now dominating political life in China. Information on Chinese criminal proceedings is not generally made available to foreigners. New in MN. Perfume Mist, Now thiS'long-lasting Moral fantasy is available in a concentrated Perfume Mist to carry with you wherever you go This lovely jasmine and moss- kissed seem with sparkling citrus overtones is light enough for a sunny day or sophisticated enough for candlelit evenings The purse-size aerosol flacon, only S5 00 I71ERLE nORlTlfln COSmETIC BOUTIQUE said it appeared someone threw a switch that caused five cars to leave the tracks. There were no injuries. The line was expected to be cleared today. Lawrence Pilots met Transport Minister Jean Marchand and representa- tives of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority in Ottawa. Charles Dugal, spokesman for the pilots, said their Crown corporation employer offered a three-year contract including salary increases of per cent in the first year, nine per cent in the second and 8Vz per cent in the third that would bring their annual salary to ers from seven East European Communist states are assem- bling in Warsaw for a meeting of the political consultative committee of the pact. No program has yet been published, but East European sources expect it to end on Fridav. Okla with violating the U.S. Constitution and the Civil Rights Act by banning women from membership. The Rochester chapter of the civic group for men was ousted from the national organization for admitting women into membership in violation of the group's bylaws. The Rochester club then filed suit against the national organization. cabinet colleague, Maurice Stans. Stans, secretary of commerce in President Nixon's first cabinet, is scheduled to begin his testimony after the trial re- sumes today. There may be a final, minor defence witness first for Mitchell. Confrontations marring UN meeting UNITED NATIONS (AP) Confrontations are surfacing on all sides at the United Nations General Assembly special session on economics. Conflicts between rich coun- tries and poor, between oil producers and oil consumers, between socialist and capitalist countries, and between China and the Soviet Union have emerged in the last two days of debate. Three major Arab oil coun- tries, Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, asked Tuesday that the industrialized countries bear major responsibility for easing the economic hardship caused among the needy countries by the oil states' hike in their prces. "The greater part of it should be borne by the advanced industrial Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani of Saudi Arabia told the assembly. He said his government gave more than ?2 billion in foreign aid in 1973, and this made it the world's largest donor relative to national income and output. Foreign Minister Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah of Kuwait told the session the ad- vanced countries "have a his- toric responsibility because they are primarily responsible for the backwardness and privation which are the lot of the underdeveloped countries." He said Kuwait is spending seven to eight per cent of its gross national product on for- eign assistance while the contribution of industrialized countries dropped in 1972 from 42 of one per cent to .34. China accused the Soviet Union of trying to sabotage the assembly proceedings by an proposal to link economic development to East-West detente. Cameroon said it agreed with China because millions were dying of hunger, not by weapons. Mauritania said the developing countries did not opposed East-West detente, but they had not been consulted when it was worked out by Moscow and Washington U.S State Secretary Henry Kissinger cautioned against confrontations Monday and appealed to the oil-rich countries to use some of their profits to aid needy states. "I think most of the devel- oping countries took the view that there was an implied threat in what he Ni- geria's foreign minister, Okoi Arikpo, told reporters. A rtificial pancreas Dr. Lyell Jay Thomas Jr. of the University of Southern California School of Medicine dis- plays a prototype of an artificial pancreas he helped develop that could lengrvten diabetics' lives and eliminate daily insulin shots. At right is a tiny sensor that keeps a constant watch on the amount of blood sugar and signals a tiny computer which in turn orders a pump to squirt a small amount of insulin into the blood. Secretary ignored clemency board in Calley case D'Estaing strong opponent PARIS (Reuter) Finance Minister Valery Giscard d'Estaing may be emerging as the strongest candidate to confront left-winger Francois Mitterrand in the French presidential election, a new opinion poll shows. The survey, printed today in the right-wing newspaper Aurore, showed that the non- Gaullist Giscard d'Estaing, a con- servative moderate, would collect 27 per cent of the votes in the first round of polling May 5 This would put him second to Mitterand. backed by the Socialist and Communist parties, and ahead of Gaulhst former premier Jacques Chaban-Del- mas. Chaban-Delmas, 59, dropped as prime minister by the late president Pompidou two years ago, will get only 24 per cent of the first- round vote, the poll in- dicated. This would leave Giscard d'Estaing to fight Mitterrand, 57, for the presidency in a run- off election on May 19. Provincial judges' workload flayed WASHINGTON (AP) Pentagon sources say United States Army Secretary Howard Callaway went far beyond the recommendation of a clemency board in halving Lieut. William Galley's prison sentence to 10 years for the Nixon-prosecutor clash is likely WASHINGTON (AP) A sweeping new prosecution de- mand for President Nixon's Watergate tapes could mean another confrontation between the White House and the special Watergate prosecutor. There was no immediate comment from the White House on how it will respond to Tuesday's bid by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski for court permission to issue a subpoena for 63 con- versations. The special prosecutor saiJ he needs the tapes and supporting documents to prepare for the Watergate cover-up trial of H.R Haldeman, John Ehrlich- man, John Mitchell and four others scheduled to begin in Sirica's court Sept. 9. In his latest action, Jaworski said he felt "obligated to seek these materials by because he has received "no definitive response" to requests by letter. He enclosed a letter he wrote to White House lawyer James St. Clair, written April 11, advising him a subpoena would be sought in five days. Murdered man forced to act as informer LONDON (AP) Home Secretary Roy Jenkins ordered an urgent inquiry today into the murder of Irishman Kenneth Lennon who predicted he would be killed because, he said, he had been forced to spy for Scot- land Yard's special branch. Three days before his body was found April 13 in a country lane southwest of London. Lennon dictated a statement to the National Council of Civil Liberties saying: "The special branch have no more use for me. massacre at My Lai in Vietnam. Callaway's decision meant' Calley could come up for parole within the year. The army said it could not make public the recommenda- tion of the clemency and parole board, but other sources said the board proposed only a slight reduction in Calley's 20-year sentence. Callaway said he remitted 10 years of Calley's prison sentence because of "mitigating circumstances indicating that Lieut. Calley may have sincerely believed that he was acting in accordance with the orders he had received and that he was not aware of his respon- sibility to refuse such an illegal order At the same time, the army secretary said Tuesday "there is no reasonable doubt in my mind that he perpetrated the acts for which he stands con- victed." The case now is before President Nixon. Army lawyers said Nixon could affirm the present sentence or cut it further but could not increase it. Calley's civilian lawyer, Kenneth Henson, said in Columbus, Ga., that the army secretary's ruling was disappointing. "We're still hopeful that the president of the United States exonerates Lieut. Henson said. Calley will be eligible for parole after serving one-third of his sentence. He gets credit for the two years and more than 10 months he was confined to his quarters at Ft. Benning, Ga., before a federal judge freed him on bond in late February. Guards watch television while prisoners escaped College Mali Phont 328-1525 MONTREAL (CP) Heavily-armed Quebec Provincial Police officers conducted more than 20 raids Tuesday in vain attempt to locate six men described as "very dangerous" who escaped Monday night from QPP headquarters in the city's east end. A police spokesman said the prisoners made their break, labelled a first from the 12- storey building, while only a skeleton staff was on duty. Most of the persons in the building, including guards, were watching televised lottery ceremonies from "While everyone was watching he said, "they cut through ceiling panels and bars beneath them." The escapees then crawled through the ventilation system installed in the ceiling to a lower floor where they took a back elevator from the rooftop cells to the first floor. The Gazette says two of the six escapees met a police officer on the first floor and were directed to the main exit when they told him they were lost. The other four are believed to have used a fire extinguisher to smash their way through two sheets of plate glass in a first-floor window. From there, they dropped six feet to a rooftop and fled unnoticed. EDMONTON (CP) Provincial judges in Calgary granted four discharges between July 15, 1972 and the end of 1973 while Edmonton judges granted 641, the Kirby Commission, inquiring into justice in the lower courts, was told Tuesday. Law professor Donald Stuart said sentencing practices between judges vary inevitably but "such a gross difference is highly disturbing He added that a disparity between sentences exists when the decisions of rural judges are compared with those in Edmonton and Calgary. "It is surely unsatisfactory that provincial judges in Edmonton and Calgary try over criminal cases per year." he said. "They ve got a substantially higher workload than judges in district and supreme court." He suggested more provincial judges be appointed with improved working conditions and more information on programs available at penal institutions. An appeal court hearing recently raised a sentence to four years from two years less a day so the prisoner could Kennedy Bordered' overthrow SAN SALVADOR (AP) Former president Migue! Ydi- goras Fuentes of Guatemala says the late United States president John F Kennedy or- dered the coup that overthrew him 11 years ago in retaliation for the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba In an interview on the 13th anniversary today of the in- vasion, Fuentes said the at- tempt on Fidel Castro's regime failed because of "the great indecisions of President Kennedy." "As always, he had to find a scapegoat, and that scapegoat was Ydigoras Fuentes.... It was through Kennedy's orders that my government was de- he said. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency trained the invasion force of about 300 Cuban exiles in Guatemala and Nicaragua while Fuentes was president. He was overthrown in March, 1963, eight months before Kennedy was assassinated. take advantage of alcuiiolisrn counselling at Drumheller Penitentiary, he said. However, Prof. Stuart said there is no alcoholism counselling at Drumheller and no one in court knew it. He said there is little hope of rehabilitating a person convicted of a second offence. Prof., Stuart said the age differential for juvenile offenders 18 for girls and 16 for boys is ridiculous. G. Pat Sommervill, director of the Alberta Legal Aid Society, told the commission "the interests of justice require and demand" that provincial court judges be ordered to advise all persons charged with indictable offenses that legal aid is available before the accused enters plea. He said the accused often pleads guilty to get the whole process over with or because the police have advised a guilty plea will mean a light sentence. Mandatory advice on legal aid would reduce the number of appeals made by incarcerated persons and would prevent unnecessary detention in remand sentences before trials, he said. WFL Svould kill' Canadian football OTTAWA (CP) Jake Gau- daur. Canadian Football League commissioner, has appealed to members of Parliament to ensure that the league is not damaged by the intrusion of American interests. In a letter to all MPs dated April 10 and delivered Tuesday night, Mr. Gaudaur said that while the CFL is not opposed to a World Football League franchise in Toronto, it is concerned about the possible effects on Canadian football. The appeal came on the likely late today or perhaps debate on a bill that would ban American football from Canada. The bill is aimed specifically at the WFL's Toronto Northmen owned by John Bassett Jr. It was introduced last Wednesday. Mr. Gaudaur said in his letter the CFL fears that the Northmen, if permitted to play in Toronto, gradually will draw support away from Toronto Argonauts of the CFL He said this "most certainly would trigger a chain reaction wich would promptly lead to the demise of the Canadian Football League." Winning lottery numbers OTTAWA (CP) Following are the1 winning numbers announced for the Olympic Lottery Canada draw and the amounts they represent: ..........1426376 NOTICE! Out of Respect of The Late JOHN PENNER Astro Realty Will Be Closed Thursday Afternoon ;