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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday. April News In brief Pumping efforts thwarted Sadat courting trouble with new arms plan CHICAGO (AP) Electrical and pump failures Sunday repeatedly stalled efforts to remove a dangerous chemical from a leaking tank on Chicago's South Side. Thousands of residents were evacuated from the immediate neighborhood Friday after fumes of the chemical silicon tetrachloride caused coughing and eye irritation. Most residents returned Saturday but four persons remained in hospital, in good condition. Officials of the Illinois envi- ronmental protection agency said there were no nauseous furr.c-a left in the neighborhood air late Sunday afternoon and those still escaping from the tank were being neuti alized with limestone and diluted by rain. By DREW MIDDLETON New York Times Service NEW YORK Egypt will face appalling problems if she either seeks complete independence from Soviet military supplies or buys her arms from Western as well as Communist sources, according to United States and European logistics experts. These sources have been studying the effect that President Anwar Sadat's decision to end Egypt's sole IRA suspected in art theft DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) Irish police searched houses, manned roadblocks and watched harbors and airports Sunday in a massive hunt for 19 paintings and the gang that pulled off the biggest art theft in history. Police experts prepared sketches of four men and a woman who made off with paintings worth an estimated million Friday from the country mansion of millionaire Sir Alfred Beit Detectives said they have not discounted the possibility that the raid was the work of an international art theft ring. A suspect is the Irish Republican Army (IRA) which is fighting to drive Britain out of Northern Ireland. 108 killed in Aeroflot crash MOSCOW (AP) All 108 persons killed in a Soviet airplane crash at Leningrad airport Saturday were Soviet citizens, authorities said Sunday The four-engine Aeroflot turboprop Ilyushm-18 crashed just after takeoff when one of its engines apparently exploded, witnesses said The plane, on a flight to the southern Soviet city of Krasnodar, burst into flames and crashed about a mile from the end of the runway At least 18 Aeroflot planes are known to have crashed in the last 15 months, including the midair explosion of the supersonic airliner TU-144 at the Paris Air Show last June. Soviet civil aviation officials have told Western visitors that 588 persons died in Aeroflot crashes in 1973. Boycott of DC-10 threatened PARIS (Reuter) French airport workers today repeated a threat to boycott DC-10 airliners if the plane's makers continue to say a Turkish DC-10 world's worst air caused by a Paris employee not closing a cargo door properly. A spokesman for the French union of port, dock and airport workers said it is maintaining its threat to boycott DC-10 air- liners Sandford McDonnell, presi- dent of the McDonnell- Douglas aircraft firm, has said the which 346 persons caused by the rear cargo door flying open because an airport employee did not close it properly. In a radio interview Sunday, the airport worker denied he was to blame and said he had no trouble closing the door of the ill-fated plane. Hanoi throws tanks into battle SAIGON (AP) North Vietnamese tanks made their first appearance of the Vietnam war in the Meking Delta Sunday night, the South Vietnamese military command reported. The command said the North Vietnamese used five light amphibious tanks in an attack on the Long Khot outpost, on the Cambodian border 55 miles southwest of Saigon. A communique said govern- ment troops and armored ve- hicles were rushed to the post, and South Vietnamese artillery knocked out one of the tanks Highways minister denies threat PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. (CP) Highways Minister Graham Lea denied Sunday that he threatened to neglect highways in Southern British Columbia because of regional disparities in the northern part of the province. In a speech to NDP supporters here Saturday, Mr. Lea criticized government auto insurance rates, which he BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL said are higher in the north. He said they should be uniform throughout the province. He was quoted as saying he would use his department's budget to inflict the same kind of disparity on Southern B.C. unless the provincial government moves to reduce auto insurance and medical insurance rates in the north. Mr. Lea, the MLA for Prince Rupert, said in a telephone interview Sunday that what he was saying was that it would be as silly to permit disparities in autoplan rates as it would be to go the other with with a disparity against Southern B.C. The T-shirt that goes to bed. Comfortably! Stretch lace eases over the body and moves in for a ribbon look. Matching bikini. White with Blue or Pink. Sizes P.S.M.L. COSfnETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Msll reliance on Soviet equipment will have on the balance of power in the Middle East. They see an immediate advantage to Israel and to the West in his professed intention to realign Egypt's arms- procurment program. The process would take a minimum of 18 months under the most favorable circumstances, it is said, and would involve extensive .restraining in the use and maintenance of new weapons. As far as Israel's military position is concerned, the sources considered that increased Soviet military shipments to Syria and Iraq, including the most modern fight aircraft, might offset Egypt's temporary military stagnation to some extent. In an interview a week ago Sadat said he would be ready to buy arms from both the Soviet Union and the U.S. qualified Arab sources have added that in the interim Egypt might borrow non- Soviet equipment from other Arab states. Either approach would bring on a logistical nightmare, according to authoritative Western sources. They assert that the army, navy and air force, the largest in the middle east are completely Sovietized, and that supply and maintenance would tax support forces more sophisticated than those of the Egyptians. A siiift toward other suppliers, even if adequate Trial ends in acquittal Former commerce secretary Maurice Stans, left, and former attorney general John Mitchell face newsmen outside a federal court in New York Sunday after they were acquitted of criminal conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury charges. Visible between them is one of their defense lawyers, Walter Bonner. (See story on Page Plane crash in Montana; four Canadians aboard BUTTE, Mont. (AP) Silver Bow County authorities said Sunday night that a search and rescue team aboard a private helicopter had discovered the wreckage of an airplane which left here Saturday morning for the southwestern Montana city of Dillon. The county sheriff's office said reports from a canyon 15 miles south of here indicated that two of the four persons aboard the airplane survived the crash. All those aboard were Canadians. A spokesman said emergency medical service was being offered the survivors Sunday night and that a Butte Physician was to fly to the area Monday morning Names of the airplane's passengers were withheld. Search co-ordinator Jack Wilson of the Montana aeronautics Division said the pilot was ferrying three passengers from Butte to Ogden, Utah, but had filed a flight plan only as far as Dillon about 60 air miles Wilson said the single- engine craft took off at a.m. Saturday with about five hours of fuel aboard, but failed to turn up in Dillon. He said the hunt began Saturday, but searchers did not begin to close in on the location until after a day-long search in the rugged mountain canyons south of Butte. The search was begun by ground crews until better visibility developed in the late afternoon Sunday. Group leader Ron Mckenzie of Butte said after the cloud cover lifted the search helicopter was able to draw an electronic bead on an emergency locator transmitter in the downed aircraft. He said at the time of takeoff, flying conditions apparently were good enough to allow the aircraft to leave Butte, but that light aircraft had a ceiling of feet because of ice conditions in the clouds. The airplane apparently was not equipped with the instrumentation necessary for foul-weather flight, he said. 45 die in weekend mishaps Phone 328-1 525 By THE CANADIAN PRESS Sixteen persons who died in three separate road mishaps were among at least 45 persons who died accidentally in Canada during the weekend. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed 37 died in traffic, two in fires, five drowned and one was killed by a train. The 37 road deaths plus the 30 during the week brought the unofficial traffic count in Can- ada this year to 921. Six persons killed in a two- car collision in Alberta's Peace River country were among at least 12 killed in the Prairie provinces in accidents during the weekend. Eight highway fatalities were recorded in Alberta, two in Manitoba and one in Saskatchewan. One person died in a fire in Alberta. Three of the six persons killed Saturday near Goodfare, about 45 miles northwest of Grande Prairie, were from British Columbia. They were identified as Edward Belcourt, 23, Roger Belcourt H, and Delmar Belcourt, 18, all from Kelly Lake. The other victims were Dale Beattie, 38, Marie Beattie, 37, and Edward Schwietzer, 38, all from Goodfare. Seven other persons were injured in the collision which occurred at a.m. on a municipal road. A Lloydminster woman whose name was not immediately released, died Sunday night in a two-car collision 20 miles south of that Alberta-Saskatchewan border city on the Alberta side of the border. Alberta's other traffic fatality occurred Saturday night when a two-year-old Edmonton boy, Curtis Gordey, was hit by a car as he crossed a city street with his mother and sister who were seriously injured. The fire death occurred in Edmonton early Sunday when William Chartrand died in a house fire one day after celebrating his 33rd birthday. Police said the fire swept through the house after guests at a birthday party left. At least four persons died in accidents in British Columbia, one in a fire, one by drowning and two in traffic crashes. The body of a man was found in the ruins of a house heavily damaged by fire Saturday night in Richmond, near Vancouver. Police said Sunday night the body had not been positively identified. A New Westminster man drowned Sunday when a canoe he was in overturned on the fast-flowing Fraser River near Yale. His name was withheld. Three companions swam to safety. Bradley John Sansome, 16, of Surrey was killed Sunday when the car in which he was riding collided with a CNR passenger train at a level crossing in Surrey Nineteen-year-old Deborah Leigh Hnatiw of Richmond was killed early Saturday when a car she was riding in crashed into a utility pole in Richmond. material was available, would weaken Egypt's military posture when she is negotiating a territorial settlement with Israel, the sources add. Egypt is dependent on Moscow now for ammunition, spare parts and improvements. The sources said that an industrial program to supply these is beyond her capabilities and it is considered unlikely that they could be obtained from other Communist countries. The U.S., the sources said, produces equipment that could in time serve as replacements, but most thought that an early wholesale replacement was out of the question for the American, French or British arms industries. The consensus, therefore, is to believe that Sadat hopes that his words will induce the Russians to resume adequate replenishment of military equipment. Egypt's shortages are not new. Lewis reserves judgment on anti-gouging bill Nixon goes on TV tonight WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon will make a radio-television address at 9, p.m. EDT today to announce his response to a House of Representatives judiciary committee subpoena and "to disclose other decisions in relation to the Watergate the White House said. Spokesman Gerald Warren refused to say what Nixon's response will be to the com- mittee's subpoena for tapes of presidential conversations it says it needs for its inquiry into the president's possible impeachment. And Warren also refused to elaborate on what he meant by "other decisions" the president has made. But his wording indicated Nixon has settled on a course intended to blunt further re- quests and subpoenas for White House tapes. Battle rages ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli and Syrian aircraft battled above Mount Hermon today in what the Tel Aviv military command described as the biggest air battle since the October Arab-Israeli war. Israel claimed downing four Syrian planes. An earlier report from Damascus said Syrian anti-aircraft missiles destroyed an Israeli F-4 Phantom jet but Israel denied the report. The dogfights came after Is- raeli and Syrian jets bombed and strafed the crest of the strategic mountain. Island voting CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Cloudy skies and showers were forecast today in Prince Edward Island where persons are eligible to vote in a general election. A total of 32 legislature seats are at stake, 24 of them currently held by Premier Alex Campbell's eight-year Liberal administration which is seeking its third consecutive term in office. By DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) With the new budget still a week away, the Commons focuses this week on a bill against profiteering by greedy companies. The proposed legislation, announced last week by Prime Minister Trudeau, was sched- uled to be given first reading today. Mr. Trudeau described the bill as a natural follow-up to anti-inflation policies outlined in the Feb. 27 throne speech. He billed it as a major in- itiative to clip the wings of corporations that pad profit margins at consumer expense, but he did not give many details It will not be an anti- inflation bill, but a general proposal to stamp out profiteering and gouging, he told reporters. Debate on the bill is sched- uled to start Tuesday. "We are declaring war on profiteers and gougers who might be tempted to take ad- vantage of domestic and worldwide shortages by piling up profits higher than they de- Mr. Trudeau said in Toronto Friday. "When passed, (the legisla- tion) will ensure that producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers will be prohibited from achieving a profit margin greater than they would customarily obtain." The political implications of the bill may be as facinating as its possible economic impact. No one will know until it is introduced, but from what the prime minister has said the bill appears to meet two of four key demands made by the New Democratic Party. NDP Leader David Lewis, an unrelenting critic of high corporate profits, greeted news of the bill coolly. He will wait to read the fine print before according the government any merit points, he said. His reaction might be important when the NDP decides its political strategy after Finance Minister John Turner tables his long-awaited budget one week from today. NDP spokesmen say the budget, coupled with lead-up announcements such as the anti-profiteering bill, will determine whether the party rejects or continues its balance-of-power support for the minority Liberals. NDP MPs will try to topple the government unless the government meets a long list of NDP policy demands, they say. Government spokesmen remain optimistic that the budget will be too attractive for the Commons to turn against. Other than anti-profiteering measures, work facing MPs in the remaining days before the budget includes two other eco- nomic bills. Debate will resume on pro- posed legislation to establish a federal business development bank. The House also is sched- uled to deal with a bill on ad- vance payments for prairie grain. Today, it will resume debate on the bill to provide relocation of rail facilities not using prime land in core areas of cities. Highly-paicl told to take rest OTTAWA (CP) David Lewis, national New Demo- cratic Party leader, has called on high wage earners to forgo annual increases this year so lower paid workers can receive higher increases than they normally would. He told a weekend party la- bor seminar that workers earning a hour should "rest this year and let the other guy earning an hour catch up." He also challenged organized labor for not giving "enough attention to raising the standards of the unorganized and the poor." But, while attacking what he called the selfishness of organized labor generally, he defended the right of postal workers and federal airport firefighters to engage in illegal national disruptions. "Unless it creates inconven- ience, the fact of a strike is ir- he said. "The pur- pose of a strike is to cause in- convenience and loss." Another speaker, Arthur Kube of the Canadian Labor Congress, said if workers had the right to strike at any time during the life of a contract, it would create greater industrial harmony Then, he said, they would be able to talk to management any time without having to strike first to get the attention of their employers. Earlier, Claude Edwards, president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, said public servants should be allowed to join political parties without their jobs being place in jeopardy. 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