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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE April Hostages may be released soon by Erilrean rebels CALGARY (CP) Sources in Ethiopia claim two Canadians and three Americans held hostage by guerrillas may be released within days. A spokesman for Canwest Aviation says the news came in a telephone call from an Ethiopian source who said the men trying to negotiate the hostages' release have been in direct contact with the Eritean guerrillas. But external affairs department spokesmen say they are unaware of any direct contact between the negotiators and the Eritrean libertaion front. Pete Ettmger, Canwest Aviation's chief engineer, and Tenneco executive Ed Burthall have been trying to negotiate the men's release since they were seized 28 days ago. Don Wederfort, 27, president of Canwest. Cliff Walker, 27, a Walkerton, Ont geologist with Tenneco, and three Tenneco geologists from the United States were captured by the guerrillas when their helicopter was forced down by bad weather. The helicopter was blown up and the guerilla band with its hostages has been on the move since. It also has been reported that the wives of the hostages have had personal mail and telephone calls censored by the Ethiopian government. No reason was given The wives are staying in Addis Ababa awaiting their husbands' release. The external affairs department has speculated the guerrillas might free the men in the Sudan. The guerrillas and their captives have been headed in the direction of the Sudanese border where it was believed the guerrillas would make good their escape, assured the Ethiopian army could not harm them But a department spokesman said today the situation is "a little puzzling." It was believed the band would cross the border on the weekend, but so far there has been no sign of it. The only demands made by the guerrillas have been for assurances that no reprisals will be taken against them or Eritrean villagers once the five men are freed. The Ethiopian government has agreed. The external affairs department says the guerrillas are seeking to focus world publicity on their campaign for Eritrean autonomy. The fact that they want headlines, not ransom, is encouraging said the spokesman It showed they were political, rather than hardline militants. "We know the men are in good health and still hope they will be released soon." Scientists spend weekend studying ball Golda Meir, 75, praises John Diefenbaker, 78 JERUSALEM (AP) For- mer prime minister John Die- fenbaker of Canada visited an Israeli naval base and the Sea of Galilee today, jauntily bearing a compliment from Premier Golda Meir on his youthfulness at 78. Mrs. Meir told 52 Canadian Jewish National Fund leaders accompanying Diefenbaker that the visiting statesman ''is an inspiration to me." "He proves that one can be out of office and grow younger Speaking of her own depar- ture from the Israeli govern- ment and parliament, Mrs. Meir said she is looking for- ward to retiring to make way for younger leaders Reviewing last October's Mideast war for the Canadian fund raisers, Mrs Meir said Israel erred by applying logic to intelligence reports. The Israelis concluded that the Arabs "can't win, therefore they won't go to war." she said. "We were wrong." Mrs. Meir told Diefenbaker and the group that she is pessi- mistic about negotiations with Syria but possibly "the magi- States State Secretary Henry achieve results. Diefenbaker attended church services m Jerusalem Sunday at the Anglican Cathedral of St. George, and then went to the port city of Haifa for today's tour in northern Israel. Veteran MP will retire GUELPH, Ont (AP) Alfred D. Hales, Progressive Conservative member of Parliament of Wellington, announced today he will not seek re-election. CARE E R S We invite applications for the following full and part time positions! PART TIME DINING ROOM FOOD SERVICE CASHIER FULLTIME BARTENDER BAR SERVING For personal interview phone JOHN WICKERS at 328-7756 SVEN ERICKSEN'S FAMILY RESTAURANT Mr. Hales has represented the riding since 1957. He told a news conference he has decided to enjoy a "quiet life" with his wife, Mary, their four children and seven grandchildren. Mr. Hales, 64, added that his 17 years as an MP have had an effect "on my general health Mr. Hales has served as chairman of the public accounts committee "where I've been able to raise quite a rumpus." He was a farmer, owned a meat market in Guelph and was a member of city council for several years before becoming a member of Parliament. Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said today in a telephone interview from Ottawa that "Alf Hales' decision not to offer himself as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the next federal election is a great loss, not just to the party but to myself." LETHBRIDGE'S FUND RAISING ORGANIZATION UNITED Requires an... EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DUTIES: Under guidelines provided by the Board: Administer existing policy within set budget. Oversee fund-raising campaign and assist in all functions related to it. Sustain year-round effort to ensure public understanding, acceptance and support of the organization's goal. Responsible for the hiring and training of paid personnel. REQUIREMENTS: P.R. oriented. Some business administration and field experience. Bondable. Own vehicle. GENERAL: Negotiable salary and car allowance. Annual increases. Flexible hours. Paid holidays. Sick leave. NOTE: If interested please send a resume of education, work experience and salary history to: J.C. "FERN" BOUCHARD Box 135 The Lethbridge Herald plus your interpretation of the functions of this position. Applicants are assured of confidentiality. Only those replying by April 3C, 1974 will be considered for interview. NEW ORLEANS (AP) Five grown men spent part of their weekend visit here ex- amining a 22-pound stainless steel ball. And the five, all highly trained scientists, say they wouldn't mind inspecting the ball again. Terry Matthews, 21, of Jacksonville, Fla., who brought the ball for their in- spection, claims it moved by itself and made strange noises after he found it near his home about a month ago. "I'm interested in it; it's like a detective said Dr. Allen Hynek, chairman of the department of astronomy at Northwestern University in Evanston, 111. "As long as we've gone this far. I'd like to know how the thing got there. I'm rather surprised that with all the publicity it's gotten, some- body hasn't 'fessed up and said 'I know what it is.'" Others who made the trip to New Orleans to see the ball included Dr. James Harder, professor of engineering at the University of California at Berkeley; Dr. Robert Cree- gan, professor of philosophy at State University of New York in Albany; Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle, associate professor of psychology at the Univer- sity of Wyoming, and Dr. Frank B. Salisbury, professor of plant science at Utah State University. Hynek, a former adviser to the Air Force on unidentified flying objects, says none of the five scientists is ready to say the object is other than man-made. "None will go so far as to say its he said in a telephone interview Sunday. "They would be put- ting their scientific reputa- tions on the line." "We have not been able to establish any unusual move- ment said Harder. "It's too soon to say if it's ex- tra-terrestrial, but it's sig- nificantly interesting to do more tests." The five scientists met here as members of a National En- quirer panel on UFOs. The weekly magazine has offered to anyone who can come up with proof of extra- terrestrial life. Hynek said he doesn't know whether Matthews will allow further tests on the ball, which could include cutting it open. He said: "The ball's average density is 2.2, which certainly means was hollow, it couldn't be steel all the way "It's stil! sort of a mystery, through. But the x-rays didn't particularly how it got where seem to substantiate that it they found it." NOTICE! To CLASSIFIED and DISPLAY ADVERTISERS The lethbridge Herald Due to the POSTAL STRIKE will pick up correspondence and account payments upon request. Please call 328-4411 Local 21 for service! 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