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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, April News In brief Boy near river EDMONTON (CP) A seven year old Edmonton boy was believed drowned Friday after falling into the swift waters of the North Saskatchewan River The child, whose name was withheld by police, apparently walked on a snowbank that had been undercut by the water and toppled in Police and firemen maintained a vigil for hours but the child was not seen Firemen were not able to launch a boat because of muddy banks and raging currents Kidnapped man swims free HALLANDALE, Fla (AP) Bank official Albert Dantzler who told police he was kidnapped at gunpoint by two men Friday, waded ashore early today after jumping from a boat to escape his captors police said Dantzler 43, came ashore about 1 a m EST after swim- ming in the Atlantic Ocean for more than two hours Police found him King in the front vard of a house A doctor who examined Dantzler said he was tired but otherwise unharmed Dantzler assistant vice- president of the City National Bank of Hallendale, called the bank at 8 05 a m Friday and told an employee he was being held for ransom Bank officials delivered the ransom to a designated site, but the FBI said it was never picked up Ellsberg details sought WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge has ordered the Watergate special prosecutor 10 turn over any evidence it has as to whether President Nixon knew of the EUsberg break-in Under the order signed Fn prosecution lawyers are required to turn over to defence lawyers and the court the information they plan to use at the trial of six men in connection with the burglary U S District Judge Gerhard Gesell issued the order after a meeting in his chambers be- prosecution and defence lawyers The discovery order requires the prosecution to turn over any evidence it has of in- volvement by Nixon in the burglary at the office of Daniel Ellsberg s psychiatrist Mayors plan meeting EDMONTON (CP) Twenty one mayors from major Canadian cities have been invited to attend a meeting here May 6 as a follow up to a similar conference in Toronto last Mayor Ivor Dent told a news conterence Friday the meeting will among other things deal vntn financial problems and such topics as housing land use arid tn-level co-operation At the Toronto meeting, called by Toronto Mayor David Crombie and Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips 17 mayors discussed mutual problems and passed a resolution calling on the federal government to allow municipalities a share of personal and corporate income tax revenue Ex-leader Khan dead at 67 ISLAMABAD (AP) Former president Mohammad Avub Khan of Pakistan died today at his home of a heart attack his family announced Field Marshal Ayub 67 was president of Pakistan from October 1958, to March, 1969, when he resigned, a casualty of the rising political fortunes of Zulfikar Ah Bhutto Pakistan s current president who for eight years had been Avub's foreign minister Ayub was convinced he res- cued Pakistan from economic and political chaos when he seized power in 1958 after pro- claiming himself president after an army coup Many Pakistanis agreed that his military takeover was for the best although several years later there were renewed press curbs and signs of returning coiruption in government Police evict protesters NEW YORK (AP) Twenty-one anti-Nixon protesters, who barricaded themselves inside the Statue Carpet Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. of Liberty for 14 hours, ended their occupation today after officials obtained a court order evicting them as trespassers National Parks Service offi- cials read the court order to the protesters through the locked doors Helmeted police stood by at the base of the statue on tiny Liberty Island in New York Harbor As they emerged, the demonstrators chanted Organize to fight On to Washington Throw the bum out' They had said their purpose was to gain publicity for future anti Nixon demonstrations Ethiopian city beseiged ADDIS ABABA (AP) Rebellious policemen took control ot Asmara, Ethiopia's second largest city, Friday saying they would hold it until the country's top police official is dismissed Helps relieve nausea Use Gravol to help prevent motion sickness. STUBBS PHARMACY LTD. 1508-9th Japan, China plan airline agreement Special To The Herald PEKING Japan and China will sign an air agreement today, ending months of stalemate over Japanese flights to Taiwan and possibly smoothing the way for the inauguration of Canada's air link with Peking CP Air, whose service has been stalled by last-minute complications, may find both the Japanese and the Chinese more helpful now that they have reached an agreement of their own Though motives are Safety vehicle built in Canada By AL COLLETTI NEW YORK iCP) A new United States auto company announced today that it plans to stait assembly-line production in Canada in early June of its safety sports car that will sell for about Known as the Bricklm, the car is a two-seat fastback in- corporating safety features which the company founder described as "revolutionary The car will be built by Bncklin Canada Ltd a sub- sidiary of General Vehicle Inc of Phoenix, Ariz The New Brunswick government has a 51-per-cent interest in the subsidiary The car will have an acrylic body, made of panels manufactured m Minto, N B Final assembly will be in Saint John About Bncklms are scheduled to come off the pro- duction line this year, the company said, with the total rising to in 1975 Malcolm Bncklin, founder and president of General Ve- hicle, said the eventual production goal is cars annually He said the car will have the following safety features designed to absorb the impact of a 10- mile-an-hour collision without incurring damage compared with five M P H standards set by the United States government for 1974-75 models box steel frame instead of the conventional U frame, meaning four-sided energy ab- sorption instead of three- sided A unitized body of vacuum-formed acrylic which, unlike sheet metal, won't crumple roll-cage protec- tion Individually enclosed engine and fuel tank, isolating two danger areas from the passenger compartment The car will go on public dis- play in New York June 25, the company said Bncklin said that, besides its safety advantages, the acrylic body permits scratches to be buffed out by hand, is fade resistant and won't peel, flake or corrode Economic blueprint deadlocks nations UNITED NATIONS (AP) Advanced and underdeveloped countries are deadlocked over an economic blueprint aimed at a better deal for the have-nots The major stumbling block at a United Nations special Gen- eral Assembly session on natural resources is compensation for international corporations whose property is nationalized "We feel strongly about this after Chile, where U S com- panies wound up owing the government after a United States source said "It's a real stalemate Industrialized countries have accepted each country's ulti- mate ownership of its natural resources and the right to na- tionalize But the United States, West European countries and Japan insist that international standards be applied to assure impartial settlement of nationalization disputes The nearly 100 developing countries in the assembly have prepared a draft saying nationalization should be settled strictly under domestic laws Foreign Minister Swaran Scngh of India the assembly a grim view of how fuel and food price rises have hurt the world's biggest and perhaps poorest democracy and asked for emergency aid A 135-nation full membership committee, the assembly's working party, reported progress on a set of emergency rec- ommendations for easing the hardship of India and the other poor countries hardest hit by swollen prices Its final statement is likely to urge acceptance of proposals by the Shah of Iran and by West European countries for a emergency fund to be contributed half by industrialized countries and half by oil-rich states hard to pin down there is rea- son to think that neither Tokyo nor Peking was anxious for Canadian aircraft to start flying into the Chinese a route that passes through Japanese controlled air they had completed their own talks From the outset the Japanese made it clear that there was to be no question of Canada's Peking-bound flights refuelling in Tokyo unless Ottawa was prepared to make substantive concessions in return, say by permitting Japan Air Lines to extend its Vancouver service through to Toronto Ottawa dug its heels in, calculating that CP Air was able to fly the route without a Tokyo a its aircraft refuelled at Anchorage instead But Japanese connivance was still required to facilitate the passage of the Canadian flights through air space proximate to japan and even this has not been without its complications Assistance cheques at office EDMONTON (CP) The provincial health and welfare department will deliver all social assistance cheques to regional department offices, where they can be picked up by their recipients, a department spokesman said today Post office employees in Edmonton walked off their jobs Wednesday in a dispute over automation, stalling mail service The post office was open as usual in Red Deer, but officials said they only received 800 pieces of mail overnight, down from the average of The mail was delivered in 20 regular mail routes, averaging 28 pieces of mail per route Mail trucks loaded in Calgary by supervisory personnel, which would normally continue through Red Deer to Edmonton, are being turned around at the central point. Calgary postmen walked off their jobs Thursday Released ZURICH (Reuter) Edith Irving, jailed for two years last March for her part m the Howard Hughes autobio- graphy hoax, will be released from prison on parole May 3, her lawyer said Friday Clifford Irving was freed in January from a federal prison in the US, where he was serving a sentence and transferred to an open in- stitution in New York City Pickets Two members of the Canada Packers unit of Local 740 of the Cana- dian Food and Allied Workers picket the Leth- bndge packing house Fri- day Company officials deny there has been a lockout Story Page 1 Sailor fights for life JACKSONVILLE, Fla (AP) Timothy Nunley, a 19-year-old sailor, is fighting for his life against cancer that United States Navy doctors failed to diagnose despite his repeated pleas for help He has suffered living hell, said his mother, Mrs Robert Nunley of Jack- sonville And it wouldn t have been necessary if the navy doctors had listened to him when he told them he was sick A navy spokesman issued a statement saying navy doctors failed to diagnose the disease and that appropriate dis- ciplinary and corrective action has been taken Mrs Nunley said although a tumor was removed from her son's breast when he was 13 and another appeared on the other breast a few years later which a private doctor advised against removing, Nunley passed a navy induction physical last September and was sent to training camp in Or- lando He reported on sick call while there, his mother said, and went to other Mayport naval station near Jacksonville when home on leave and to doctors at Great Lakes naval station near Chi- cago after being assigned there He had lost 40 pounds had a three-inch mass sticking out from his abdomen, his vision was blurred and he couldn t eat Mrs Nunley said "But the doctor at Great Lakes told him there was nothing wrong with him except in his head and warned Don t come back here Mrs Nunley said she then complained in a letter to the navy On Jan 11, the navy or- dered a thorough examination for Nuniey at Great Lakes Doctors then told us he had terminal cancer, but if they had caught it in time he could have had a long, healthy life, Mrs Nunley said Thev gave him two weeks to live MPs bounce Trudeau over football bill By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA Com- mons ended Friday what was supposed to have been a vaca- tion week, with opposition members scourging the government for not solving problems they say are ct eating nationwide chaos, but finding time to debate football Conservatives and New Democrats made scathing ref- erences to Prime Minister Trudeau's six-day Barbados holiday He returned to the Commons Thursday, the day proposed legislation outlawing American football leagues was called for debate Friday, Conservatives rose one aftei another to criticize the government for not proposing legislation to deal with inflation, strikes, housing problems unemployment and high interest rates The opposition protestations ran against Mr Trudeau s declaration that the government has put up only two speakers on the football legislation ana that it now is up to the opposition, if they want to get on to other business, to proceed with it The two Liberal speakers were Health Minister Marc Lalonde and Toronto York West's Jim Fleming Outside the Commons, the chief topic of conversation was if and when an election will be held The hothouse atmosphere is expected to continue Monday, with the Conservatives planning to chastise the Liberals for the football bill designed mainly to outlaw Toronto Northmen of the new World Football League Bitterness evident in the House all last week intensified during Friday's question period Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield asked why the football bill should be debated when the country was on the verge ot chaos Mr Trudeau snapped that the Conservatives never are prepared to deal with matters before them 'because they never have any answers before them NDP 'at limit of forward move' TORONTO (CP) David Lewis outlined a nine-point program of social and economic proposals Friday and vowed that the New Democratic Party will fight to bring them about The NDP leader made no reference to an election but appeared to widen the gap al- ready existing between the NDP and the minority Liberal government The differences between the Liberals and the NDP have become he said in a text prepared tor delivery to a party nominating meeting in Peel South riding 'Unfortunately we appear to have reached the limits of that forward momentum He called for price controls administered by a national price control board two-price system for basic commodities produced and consumed in Canada strong and broadly- applicable excess profits tax fixed mortgage interest Withdrawn OTTAWA (CP) A New foundland Conservative MP Friday withdrew his bill to ban advertising on children's television shows after the Commons was assured of checks to ensure the commercials meet the broadcasters' code James McGrath (St John's East) an outspoken critic of television advertising aimed at children, agreed to withdraw the bill to see if an alternative proposal will work He is the father of six children rate 'no higher than six per cent' reform to close corporate loopholes and special treatment for large companies of concessions and depletion allowances for oil and mining corporations personal income taxes perhaps up to to S400 less annually per family of four a month pensions for the aged broadened Canada Pen- sion Plan including clauses to "protect the future of all Canadians against continued rising prices Prison guards arrested RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuter) Several guards at the Brazil s Milton Dias de Pereira prison were under arrest today after 43 convicts gunned their way to freedom at dawn Friday with weapons allegedly supplied by a bribed warden So far 23 of the fugitives, mostly bank robbers, have been recaptured The last caught was discovered sun- bathing on Copacabana beach The recaptured leader of the escape, identified by police as Antonio de Barros Cavalcanti, told his interrogators a jail guard supplied revolvers and sub-machine-guns ammunition and gunpowder for a bribe of cruzeiros (about Maurice Stans rests his case NEW YORK (AP) After a session in which he and the prosecuior accused each other of lying, former commerce secretary Maurice Stans has rested his case in his conspiracy trial Co-defendant John Mitchell, former attorney-general, completed his defence earlier in the week. The case is expected to go to the jury next Wednesday or Thursday after nearly 10 weeks of trial After his shouted exchange Friday with chief prosecutor John Wing. Stans told the jury that some of his testimony be- fore a grand jury was unin- tentionally false because his wife's near-fatal illness made the whole month of November, 1972, a "total haze" in his mind The indictment charges that Stans lied to the grand jury to conceal his part in a conspiracy with Mitchell to impede a securities fraud investigation of financier Robert Vesco in return for Vesco s secret cash contribution to President Nixon's re-election campaign Stans and Mitchell are charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury Each of nine counts is punishable by up to five years in prison BRIDGE RUQ DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phont 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL OERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-O821 lie STREET NORTH ;