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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, April IB, News in brief Wilson visits Belfast BELFAST (API Harold Wilson flew to Belfast today tor his first visit to Northern Ireland since becoming prime minister The Labor prime minister planned a round of talks with Brian Faulkner, the Protestant chief executive, members of his coalition government of Protestants and Roman Catholics, and military leuders. Another visitor to Belfast today was Enoch Powell, the maverick member of the British Conservative party who refused to run in the Feb. 28 general election that brought Wilson back to power. Powell was in Northern Ire- land to make a speech and talk with hard-line Protestant leaders who oppose the British policy of co-operation between Protestants and Catholics and co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Irish republic. Although Wilson supports that policy, it was instituted by his Conservative predecessor. Edward Heath, and Powell criticized it strongly. Kidnappers make no demands NAIROBI. Kenya lAP) Ethiopian guerrillas still are holding five North American oilmen with no indication when they will be released, reports reaching here today Irom Addis Ababa said. Members of the Eritrean Liberation Front, fighting for autonomy for Ethiopia's northern Eritrea province, captured the Americans and two 26. U.S. ranchers press minister WASHINGTON (AP) -The American National Cattlemen's Association has formally asked Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz to work for a renewal of cattle and beef export trade with Canada. Canada banned United States livestock and meat products earlier this month in a crackdown on meat which possibly could contain the growth hormone DES. The agriculture department said it cannot meet Canada's requirement for government certification that those products never had contained any ot the chemical. the association said Wednesday it has asked Butz for help in seeing "this needless certification requirement is eliminated and that we return to an open-door policy in our trade with Canada." Auditor getting raise EDMONTON iCPi Alberta's provincial auditor is going to get a S3.500 raise to bring his annual salary to Amendments to the Financial Adminstration Act authorizing the salary increase. retroactive to Jan. 1. were introduced by the government Wednesday. As an officer of the legislature, the auditor has his salary set by the house. D W. Rogers was named 1 provincial auditor last year, replacing C. K. Huckvale who retired. Blossom Seeley dies at 82 NEW YORK I A P) Blossom Seeley, a former vaudeville and burlesque performer, is dead at 82, Miss Seeley. whose last public appearance was on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. died Wednesday at a nursing home. Born in San Francisco in 1891. she was performing by the age of 10. At one time she appeared with Al Jolson in The Whirl of Society. She performed for many years with her husband, the late Benny Fields. Their :heme songs were Melancholy Baby and Lullaby of Broadway. Stan admits had secret NEW YORK (AP) Former commerce secretary Maurice Stans says he had a mandate to keep secret financier Robert Vesco's S200.000 cash contribution to President Nixon's 1972 re- election campaign. He swears he was not covering up any misdeeds of his own. or anyone else. Stans testified Wednesday about a March 14. 1972. meeting of campaign officials, including four White House aides. He said it was decided not to follow the lead of Democratic presidential aspirant George McGovern. who voluntarilv released campaign names of contributors. took that as a mandate to me to do everything possible to ensure the privacy of these contributors." Stans said at his federal conspiracy trial. He is a co-defendant with John Mitchell, the former attorney- general. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Simcoe, McBride. 100, the last of Canada's oldest twins. Elgin van Steenburgh, 75. prominent sci- entist and public servant. Export tax on refined oil begins May 1 Informed sources said the Eritreans have so far made no real demands" for the release of their hostages. One foreign diplomat said in a telephone interview that it appears the guerrillas are determined to extract maximum publicity for their cause out of the kidnappings. I don't believe that they in- tend any real harm to the hos- tages." he said. Just a and a waitin' A security guard babysits the mounds of mail piling up at Montreal's main post office during a work stoppage by Quebec postal workers. Egypt hints may aid Syria if Golan Heights in peril By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli planes bombed and strafed Syrian positions on strategic Mount Hermon again today. Egypt hinted it, may join the battle, and another terrorist explosion erupted in a Tel Aviv suburb, injuring 13 persons, officials reported. The Israeli planes scrambled following artillery barrages aimed at Israeli troops occupying the foot mountaintop, often described as Israel's Middle East eyes, an Israeli spokesman said. At the same time Syrian gunners also opened up on Israeli forces in the southern sector of the 300-square-mile Syrian enclave captured last October, the Israelis said. But the Syrians accused the Israelis of firing first. The day's outbreak of shoot- ing followed an all-night clash on Mount Hermon on the northern rim of the Israeli- held bulge. It was the second straight day Israeli planes were called into action and the fourth time in a week. Israel has held all high ground on Hermon since the October war. From the craggy windswept top viewers can see Damascus and beyond, the Israelis say. The Israelis succeeded in bulldozing a rough track to the top of Hermon Tuesday, ending a serious logistical problem. Before the roadway was completed, supplies and ammunition had to be flown by helicopter to soldiers holding the peak. Israeli military correspond- ents say the new track will en- able the Israelis to maintain a year-round presence on the peak. In Cairo, War Minister Ah- med Ismail said Egypt will fight alongside the Syrians if the situation on the Golan Heights becomes critical. Ismail, commander in chief of tne armies of both Syria and Egypt, said: "If the fighting becomes more serious or the situation becomes critical, no doubt we will take part." Ismail was quoted by the semi-official newspaper Al Ahram as telling Egyptian students: "If the need arises, we can return to the eastern bank of the Suez canal despite the fact we have thinned out our forces there." In the Tel Aviv suburban vil- lage of Pardes Katz. an Israeli-made hand grenade exploded, wounding 12 Arabs and one Jew, the Israeli military command reported. The blast came less than 24 hours after the body of a Je- rusalem taxi driver was found wired to a booby trap. ATA wants to end region bargaining DECOR 74 presents AN EXCITING SALE OF ORIGINAL PAINTINGS EDMONTON (CP) Alberta school boards should not be allowed to band together into regions for the purposes of wage bargaining, the Alberta Teachers' Association said Wednesday. Delegates to the association's annual representative assembly approved a resolution calling on the provincial government to delete that section of the School Act which allows school boards to group together for wage bargaining purposes. The convention, which drew 480 delegates representing ATA locals throughout Alberta, also passed a resolution calling on the provincial government to cease using emergency- powers legislation to end teacher strikes. Such legislation has been used twice in the last couple of years first to end a strike in the Calgary area and, more recently, to end a strike in Southern Alberta. In other business, delegates adopted a 1974 budget of for the association an increase of from the S2.248.896 spent in 1973. The increase was made possible by a surplus of from 1973 operations. The three-day assembly, which ended Wednesday, set out policy for the member association for the coming year and acted as parliament to the teacher organization. A majority of the delegates voted to replace the traditional 10-day Easter .vacation with an earlier fixed spring break. "Such a move would make it easier for more adequate planning of the school said Jack Layton of the Red Deer district local. '-In addition, late Easter vacations such as we had this year and last create a strain on teachers and students." Dr. B. T. Keeler, executive- secretary of the ATA, told delegates "every other province has either implemented or is going to implement a fixed spring break." "In addition, the Alberta School Trustees Association passed a similar resolution at their convention last If adopted in Alberta, the change would mean the same number of days off as in the traditional Easter break, unless teachers also got Easter Monday off. For two weeks only from Monday, April 15th To Saturday, April 27th on display at CENTRE VILLAGE MALL LETHBRIDGE Glenbow receives .6-million grant A Specially Grouped Selection Of Oil Paintings Priced from All Popular Sizes Available Gl irgtx Accepted 'Good Paintings Are A Lasting Joy and A Sound Investment' CALGARY (CP) Secretary of State Hugh Faulkner presented the Glenbow-Alberta Institue the province's largest museum with a grant at a reception Wednesday. The money will enable the institute to consolidate its collection in one centre, instead of the five locations now used. The new Glenbow centre will be housed in a development called Calgary Centre, to be completed by the spring of 1975. The federal contribution will cover moving costs and aid in the design and preparation of new exhibits. The Glenbow collection includes a unique display of western Canadiana as well as a large library and archives. There is also an art collection featuring works by Paul Klee and A. Y. Jackson. The new facility is expected to be opened by 1976. THEFT COMPLAINT BACK-FIRES EDMONTON (CP) Stanley Wagner and Cliff Alexander, co-owners of Spruce Acres Auto Body Shop in Edmonton, were committed Wednesday to stand trial in higher court on a joint charge of possession of stolen property. They were bound over for trial by Provincial Judge Dean Saks following a preliminary hearing into the charge. A publication ban was ordered on the proceedings. The two men were arrested Jan. 24 after an investigation by police into several break- ins at the auto body shop. The co-owners had accused police of inadequate protection after their shop was burglarized and vandalized twice within 10 days in January. wasn't big issue' Nixon WASHINGTON (CP) The White House says President Nixon does not think he was the big issue in the Democrats' election victory Tuesday in Michigan, but most political reactions were aimed his way. The fourth stinging loss of a "sure" Republican seat in the House of Representatives stir- red speculation that the re- flected mood of the electorate could spur the impeachment drive. Vice-President Gerald Ford predicted the voting trend could portend a dictatorial Congress top-heavy with Democrats and doom the two- party system. Democrat Bob Traxler ended 42 years of Republican hold on Michigan's 8th congressional district by defeating Republican James Sparling to in a byelection to fill the vacancy left by James Harvey, who was nominated to a federal judgeship. Not since 1932 had the Democrats won the 8th district, which has averaged fi6 2 per cent Republican for the last decade. The best the GOP has been able to do in this year's Water- gate-tinged special elections was retention, with 53 per cent of the vote, of California's 13th district, where its 10-year average had been 66.6 per cent. President Nixon had thrown his personal prestige into the breach in Saginaw with a cam- paign visit on behalf of Spar- ling. Senator Vance Hartke (Dem. Ind.i said the latest election result will speed the process of removing Nixon from office. robber9 OTTAWA (CP) The government will begin taxing refined oil exports May 1, but the size of the levy has not been decided. Energy Minister Donald MacDonald said Wednesday. Detail's of the tax, which will affect bunker oil, heating oil and gasoline, will be worked out and a ways and means motion will be introduced in the Commons before May 1, he told the House resources committee. Ways and means motions precede all new tax bills. They give the government the authority to collect a new tax before legislation is approved. Mr. MacDonald refused after the meeting to estimate how high the tax may be. He declined to comment on one suggestion that it might be in the range of 65 cents to 75 cents a barrel for some products. These figures represent the current price differential between some refined products sold in Canada and the United States. Ottawa already taxes crude oil exports at the rate of a barrel. The rate is the difference between the fixed price for crude oil produced and used in Canada, and the going international rate of about a barrel. Plans to tax refined oil export products as well as crude were announced earlier this month. The new tax would apply only to refined products produced from Canadian crude oil. Domestic crude supplies virtually all petroleum markets west of the Ottawa Valley. Imported oil is used in the rest of the country. American customers across the border from Southern Ontario will be the main buyers affected by the new tax. From REUTER-AP SAN FRANCISCO (CP) A city police captain said today he is convinced newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was a willing bank robber. Hidden cameras showed her apparently shouting and swearing after a man was shot in the holdup, Capt. Mortimer Mclnerney said. He said he examined some of the 1.400 photographs taken by automatic bank-security cameras during the holdup staged by the Symbionese Liberation Army the radical group that kidnapped Miss Hearst Feb. 4. "The photographs of that very scene in which she's looking at hei watch, and then looks toward the door at the time the victim who was shot at the doorway was injured show her apparently speaking, apparently yelling and apparently swearing after the victim was Mclnerney said. Mclnerney also dismissed a report that Miss Hearst's right hand may have been tied during the robbery. "The theory was that because her right hand was never visible, that it was in some way incapacitated in the pocket of her coat or under her he said. HAND SHOWN "But the pictures clearly show her hand protruding through the coat, through a slit in the coat, to the weapon." U.S. Attorney-General Wil- liam Saxbe told a Washington news conference Wednesday he personally believes that Miss Hearst "was not a reluctant participant in this robbery." He labelled the SLA a group of "common criminals" and said he included Miss Hearst "as part of them." The FBI has issued a warrant for Miss Hearst's arrest as a material witness to Monday's armed holdup at a Hibernia Bank branch here, in which five bandits who identified themselves as members of the SLA stole Two bystanders were shot during the getaway. Miss Hearst's father, news- paper executive Randolph Hearst, refused to comment on Saxbe's remarks, except to call them "speculation." Charles Bates, special FBI agent in charge of the case, said Miss Hearst was not charged with armed robbery because of doubt she partici- pated willingly. He said the bank photographs suggest two SLA members kept their guns trained on her throughout the stickup. U of A fears 'disaster' EDMONTON (CP) Inflation is eating up the University of Alberta's purchasing power and the situation "contains all the elements of financial says the university Is board of governors. In an analysis of budget data for 1970 through 1976, the board says the university will lose in excess of 5-million in purchasing power for 1974- 75 and about million for 1975-76. The analysis was submitted to the provincial government Jan. 24 and made public today. As well as the loss of purchasing power through inflation, the "financial disaster" could come about because of low enrolment estimates by the department of advanced education and by spiralling salaiy settlements "that will be higher than ever because of high rates of inflation." the board said in its submission. "The board of governors believes that the University of Alberta has. for four years, faced extremely tight financial restrictions and can see no valid reason why such austerity should be increased or even maintained for the next two vears." Juveniles' development first concern' EDMONTON (CP) Personal growth and development must be the first priority of juvenile and family courts when dealing with under-age persons, a director of the Mapleridge Residential Treatment Centre for girls said Wednesday. Dick Ramsay, director of treatment services, told the Kirby Commission inquiring into justice in Alberta's lower courts that a juvenile "is primarily in need of supervision, care and help with his or her personal development, and this should be the priority philosophy of the courts." He told the three-member commission there must be a clear distinction between apprehendable junvenile behavior deviations under the Child Welfare Act and indictable offences under the Juvenile Deliquente Act. The attorney-general's department "needs to carry out a regular public education program designed to demonstrate the value of their policy and at the same time seek regular evaluation and opinion feedback from the citizens of the province." 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