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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta wcdntsday, April 24, THE LETHBHIDQE HERALD Stayed alive by eating flesh of dead, crash survivors recount experiences TORONTO (CP) Two men who were among 16 persons who survived a 1972 plane crash in the Andes by eating the flesh of dead passengers say people look at thf m differently now. "I never had one nightmare since we got out to said Nando Parrado, 28, of Montevideo, Uruguay. "But since the crash I don't like flying." Mr. Parrado and his companion, Roberto Canessa, 21, still play for a Montevideo soccer team. Members of the club and its supporters were among the 45 passengers on the plane which crashed high in the Andes between Chile and Ar- gentina Oct. 13, 1972. The two men, who finally struggled out to civilization to summon help for the other survivors, were in Toronto Monday as mystery guests in the taping of the CBC television program Front Page Challenge. "We knew what we had done was said Mr. Canessa at a news conference arranged by the Canadian distributor of Alive, a book about the crash and the survivors. "Our problem was how to tell it to the world." Nixon faces new conflict WASHINGTON (CP) The dismal picture of the United States economy that emerges from recent statistics has set the stage for a new conflict between the Nixon administration and its foes in Congress.' Both sides agree the economy is in trouble, with simultaneous attacks of inflation and declining production. Where they disagree is on which problem is worse and what should be done about it. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, the former Democratic vice-president, put in succinct if not exactly objective fashion: "For generations, economists have claimed that a high rate of inflation could not exist side by side in our economy with a drop in economic activity, high levels ot unemployment and high interest rates. "The Nixon administration has clearly proved'that, with its economic policies, you can Allmand admits prison guard morale low OTTAWA (CP) Solicitor- General Warren Allmand ac- knowledged Tuesday that guard morale can be low at maximum security prisons, particularly at Millhaven, near Kingston, Ont., but he said all possible steps are being taken to correct it. He said inside and outside the Commons justice committee that' the very nature of a maximum security prison, where the worst prisoners are sent, makes morale difficult. He said morale is worst in Millhaven, where there has been trouble for about a month, but in that case steps are being taken to correct the whole situation. Orie such step was the crea- tion of new segregation areas, virtually a prison within a prison, at Millhaven for be- tween 50 and 60 troublesome prisoners. Another was the movement from the immediate vicinity of prisoners of about a dozen guards who have been unable to accept the new way of operating penitentiaries. Mr. Allmand and Peniten- tiaries "Commissioner Paul Faguy responded to questions in the committee from Stuart Leggatt (NDP who joined with two other MPs and a senator in a visit to Millhaven recently. Mr. Legatt said guard morale in the service was poor and there was a feeling that there was an elitist philosophy in the prisoir service, with programs being handed down from above with no consultation with the guards or their union. He said there is an obvious, lack of morale among guards and charged there is no con- sultation. Both Mr. Faguy and Mr. Al-. Imand said there is consultation and there should be more. Improvements in communications between the service and its employees were being made. Training of guards was as good as in any country and government bureaucracy makes it dif- ficult to establish needed new positions in the staff rapidly. have all of this bad news at the same time." Humphrey thereupon came out in support of a proposal by Senators Walter Mondale and Edward Kennedy to cut personal income "taxes by about billion as a means averting a recession and restoring life to the economy. The Senate seems likely to approve some form of tax cuts within a matter of weeks. President Nixon is opposed to the cuts, at least for now. He and his advisers see inflation as the main problem confronting the U.S. and they say a tax cut is the wrong medicine for a host of reasons. Chairman Arthur Burns of the Federal Reserve Board, calling inflation "grave and very said he opposes a tax reduction and promised to continue tight controls on the supply of money and credit to subdue inflation. The New York Times has called the current economic situation, in its combination of bad news, the worst since the end of the Depression in the 1930s. The gross national product in the first three months of 1974 took its sharpest drop in 16 years. Inflation, at an annual rate of nearly 11 per cent, showed the steepest climb in 23 years during the same quarter Although the figures are worse than expected, the president's economic advisers still feel that the news will be better by summer. They blame startling price increases in oil, food and other commodities for most of the inflation and foresee a .substantial decrease in the rate of inflation within the next few months. Their Senate opponents take a more traditional view. Focusing on the decline in economic production, they want to put more money into the hands of consumers both to spur production and to help wage-earners cope with the ravages of inflation. Some of the anti-adminis- tration economists also fear that tight-money policies are being carried too far. Citing the threat in particular to the housing construction industry, they warn that the expected recovery in the economy is being jeopardized by record high interest rates. The debate about problems and remedies has inevitably taken on political overtones, in a year when all members of the House of Representatives and one-third of the senators, are up for re-election. Nixon has helped guarantee politics would" be involved by stating flatly some months ago that there would be no recession this year and, more recently, by announcing that he is taking personal charge of economic policy. At a time when Watergate has afflicted his popular standing, the president has little to lose by postponing anti-recession measures to see whether they are warranted. War and peace A Syrian tank seen near the Golan Heights during the fighting with Israeli forces while a UN Observa- tion jeep drives towards the frontier. Analyst labels Patty unwilling participant The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) A photo analyst said Tuesday photographs indicate Patricia Hearst was "very much an unwilling participant" in a Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) bank robbery April 15. In a letter to the young woman's father, Randolph Hearst, Peter Davies of New York City said one picture in- dicates Miss Hearst's right hand was strapped under her coat to a gun she was carrying. Davies said the SLA, which claims to have kidnapped Miss Hearst Feb. 4, apparently took precautions to prevent her from discarding the gun "in a surrender-or-be- shot situation." A spokesman at the Hearst Darlin' Pin-Ups 8'W Living Color Portrait '-IP only 880 mansion here made Davies's letter public and said it had been delivered to United States District Attorney James Browning. Browning made no comment. The FBI agent in charge of the case, Charles Bates, said, "Photos are subject to various interpretations." Asked about Davies's ideas, Hearst said only: "He's the expert." Hearst is editor and president of the San Francisco Examiner and chairman of the Hearst Corp DEEMS SIGNIFICANT Davies said a large photo shows that Miss Hearst "ap- pears to be running with her left hand supporting the front of a gun and her right hand apparently in the pocket of her coat." He said: "It is extremely significant that her coat has been put on after shouldering the gun. Consequently it becomes impossible for her to throw down the weapon without first removing the coat." Davies is author of a book, The Truth about Kent State. He wrote on his analyses of photos taken during the violence that broke out between National Guard members and Kent State students. The Hibernia Bank in San Francisco's Sunset district was robbed of by the SLA in a morning raid in which two persons were wounded. Bank cameras photographed a black man and four white women, including Miss Hearst. She carried what appeared to be a machine-gun. Bank robbery warrants have been issued for the man and three women, all described as SLA members. Miss Hearst is being sought on a warrant as a material witness. Meanwhile, the FBI said the latest messages purportedly from the SLA threatening death to police apparently have no connection with earlier communications. Messages published Monday by The Sacramento Bee threatened to kill five po- licemen for every SLA member slain. Raps move BRANDON (CP) Industry Minister Len Evans says instead of railways abandoning prairie branch lines, they should improve the feeder line system. He told the annual meeting of the Manitoba Branch Lines Association Monday that rationalization of transport must not be reduced to the single question of abandoning branch lines. Police commission softens directive and Plut Film Fee 'Babies-children-adults-groups- 1 Special of each person singly only plus film fee. Groups per person, plus one 50c film fee. 'Select from finished pictures in radiant black white and living color. "Bonus quality. "Guaranteed Satisfaction." "Limit-one Special per child. 'Fast delivery-courteous service. 'Senior Citizens welcome. Studio Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to to p.m. Tuesday, Wtdnssday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 County Fair Shopping Ctntrt on Mayor Magrath Drive Open Dally a.m. to 6 p.m. Thurtday and Friday a.m. to A p.m. Telephone 328-1171 CALGARY (CP) The Calgary Police Commission Tuesday scrapped two lines of d recently issued directive prohibiting policemen from expressing their political opinions publicly. Detective Ralph Higgs, president of the police association, said the directive "infringes upon the rights of every citizen in the community, policeman or not." "If he has a pnblic opinion, he should have the right to express it." The commission voted three to one to delete the lines from the directive issued March 26. The first part of the directive, which still stands, stales that no policemen can enter civic politics as a candidate for mayor or alderman. It adds that if a policeman wants to be a candidate for any other office, he has to declare himself and go on unpaid leave of absence. If elected, he must resign from the force. However, it was the last part, stating that policemen must abstain from any public expression of political opinion, that drew dissatisfaction from the police association. Detective Higgs said the association disagrees with the philosophy behind the words. "The only way we're ever going to move forward is to have the right to criticize. Any man who has the courage of his convictions is putting himself on the plank. If he is responsible, he thinks before he acts and we feel this is what a police officer will do." He said that if a policeman does not act wisely, there are already a series of checks and balances which would deter him without the need of the directive. Commission member R. A E. Montgomery said police are in a slightly different position from the ordinary citizen since they are responsible for enforcing laws. He added that judges cannot even vote in federal and provincial elections must always appear to the public that you arc above .suspicion." everything's comin'up Delicious B.C. Red Delicious Springtime's most fashionable apple flavour as big, as fresh, as crisp and juicy as the day they were picked, thanks to the world's most advanced handling methods. Bright-red and full of that tree-fresh flavour that tucks so neatly into a lunchbox, goes down so well at snacktime and adds such nourishing goodness to a mid-morning break. For a delicious change of taste, treat your family to B.C. Rod Delicious apples. Red Delicious Springtime's most fashionable apple flavour. Tor c opy ol oui mlourful, Apple ipi- Rook, sc'ixl ynn name', address and in coin to lj.( IKV I nuts I id Dt'pt. 'N', Kclowna, IVC. ;