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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, April 30, 1674 News In brief Foreign commercials unwanted OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Radio-Television Commission announced plans Monday to eliminate foreign- produced radio commercials by Oct and to raise the number of domestically produced television commercials to 80 per cent by Sept. 30, 1978. Public hearings on the pro- posal will open June 4 in Ot- tawa. The commission said in a formal announcement it has long believed that Canadian radio and television stations should increase the number of domestically produced commercials. Notley expects elections GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) Provincial NDP leader Grant Notley says he expects an Alberta general election will be held anytime after next November. The last Alberta election, which saw the Progressive Conservatives unseat social credit, was held in the Summer of 1971 Mr Notley, speaking to a provincial NDP council meeting here also said he expects a federal election to be called this summer. Alberta Heritage Day Aug. 7 EDMONTON (CP) Culture Minister Horst Schmid wants Albertans to "sing and dance" the first Monday in August to celebrate their cultural heritage. Mr. Schrnid introduced a bill in the legislature Monday that would make that day Alberta Heritage Day. The government legislation says "it is fitting that a special day of the year should be appointed for the people to recognize and celebrate the cultural heritage of Alberta." He added the day would not be a province-wide holiday. Most major centres already have civic holidays on the first Monday in august. Dam study contracts awarded RED DEER (CP) A series of contracts to examine the feasibility of building a dam on the Red Deer River have been awarded by the Alberta environment department Environment Minister Bill Yurko said Monday two potential dam sites have been selected for the study. The feasibility studies totalling involve an assessment of environmental, social, and economic effects of a dam and also any benefits or disadvantages that could effect recreation, flood control, wate quality, and wildlife. Fuel truck overturns CALGARY (CP) Traffic was halted for nine hours on Highway 2 one mile east of here Monday as crews cleaned up gallons of jet fuel spilled from an overturned tanker truck. RCMP said it appeared the tanker, carrying gallons of fuel swerved to miss a deer, hit the centre median and overturned The driver was not hurt. Traffic was re-routed on Highway 21 through Didsbury until noon Monday when the fuei was washed from the roadway RCMP and fire trucks stood ready in case the highly flammable fuel ignited. Postal service back to normal TORONTO (CP) Post of- fice officials began unsealing mail boxes here Monday night, a day ahead of schedule, Ed Roworth, a post office spokesman, said. The boxes, sealed during a walkout by inside postal work- ers, were to remain closed until today. But sorting and deliveries at jammed stations went so well Monday that the schedule was advanced, he said Unemployment Insurance Commission officials also an- nounced that emergency dis- tribution systems for unemployment insurance cheques would be discontinued with resumption of postal services. Highway bridge collapses KEMPTEN, West Germany (AP) A highway bridge un- der construction collapsed early today, killing four workers, injuring 15 and leaving another four or five missing, officials said. Rescuers recovered two bodies and were digging for the missing men. Two hours after the collapse, rescuers had freed nine survivors. The 195-foot bridge on the Kempten-Ulm autobahn apparently collapsed while concrete was being poured for the road surface. The workers plunged nearly 50 feet down into a little valley through which the Leubas River runs. Conservatives want election YARMOUTH, N.S. (CP) The cost of living in Canada might rise as much as 10 per cent from now to the end of the year, Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said Monday. "The worst is not over in the cost of Mr. Stanfield told a service club meeting be- fore returning to Ottawa after a brief visit to the province. The federal opposition leader said Conservative MPs are like "tigers" in wanting a federal election. Morale is high in the party and members believe it would do well in an election. Mr. Stanfield said Canadians are dissatisfied with the Liberal government and want an election. Krishna forms political party NEW YORK (AP) The Hare Krishna movement, a derivative of Hinduism, has formed a political party aimed at achieving "God- conscious leadership." Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Montreal Dr. Bernard Raginsky, 71, psychiatrist and authority on psychosomatic medicine. Robert Watt, of the People's Church, who preached throughout Canada, the U.S., Scotland, Ireland, Africa and India since 1954. A spokesman said Monday that the In God We Trust, Party for Purified Leaders will seek to "put God in the centre of political affairs, and promote God consciousness." Durham, N.C. Former congressman Carl Durham, 81, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 22 years. G. Batters, 79, former secretary of the Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. _____ BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 320-4722 COLLEGE Expelled BRASILIA (Reuter) Fugitive Ronald Biggs, who participated in Britain's Great Train Robbery in 1963, will be expelled from Brazil this week, government sources said today. Fingers crossed Premier Alex Campbell of Prince Edward Island crosses his fingers behind his back hoping for the best possible election results, as he watches first returns on television Monday night in P.E.I.'s election. It turned out that Mr. Campbell had nothing to be worried about. His government was easily returned. (See story on Page 'Zebra' assaults linked to 80 California killings SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Mayor Joseph Alioto says San Franciscans "have reason to feel safer on the streels" because of his weekend meeting with an informer aboul the cily's Zebra slaying case. The mayor told reporters Monday he interrupted his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor to return here from San Diego for the meeting, which he said began at 8 a.m. Saturday and lasted SVa hours. Alioto did not divulge what information the unnamed informer provided or elaborate on why he believes the streets will be safer because of the city hall conference which police homicide inspectors also atlended. A reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest of the black gunmen who have killed 12 Communist leader gets big welcome From AP-REUTER LISBON (CP) Portuguese Communist leader Alvaro Cunhal returned home from exile today to a rousing airport reception. Cunhal was embraced by So- cialist leader Mario Scares and cheered by hundreds of supporters at the entrance to the airport terminal building. Soares returned from exile Sunday. Armed troops mixed with the crowd which was carrying banners saying: "Long Live the Communist party." In a brief statement to the throng, Cunhal said: "At this moment I am very happy as are all Portuguese with the end of fascism and the beginning of liberty." The Communists and Social- ists are expected to maintain a left-wing coalition in seeking representation in the new gov- ernment to be formed by the Spinola junta. Cunhal will take part in May Day workers' demonstrations Tednesday. Cunhal, 60, escaped from prison in 1961, fled to the Soviet Union and then disappeared from view. He lias remained throughout as secretary-general of the Portuguese Communist party, outlawed by the government which was overthrown in last Thursday's coup when a military junta headed by Gen. Antonio de Spinola assumed power. The junta, after declaring a national holiday Wednesday for May Day, called on the Portuguese people Monday night to celebrate peacefully. But with the major left-wing organizations calling on work- ers to use the holiday to air their grievances, May Day is likely to become the first major test of Spinola's new regime. Extremely left-wing groups and labor unions also plan May Day rallies. The leftists of all shades and the Liberal-minded military appear to be broadly agreed on the need to shape a democratic future for Portugal and how to do not on the central problem of the fate of Portugal's African territories. Left-wingers stressed Monday they want immediate independence for Mozambique. Angola and Portuguese Guinea. Spinola has made it clear they must remain in the Portuguese fold, as autonomous states within a federation. white persons and wounded six other whites m attacks that began here last November But the reward and the largest police manhunt in city history code-named operation Zebra because of the radio frequency police are using in the case have led to no arrests. Alioto told reporters the random shootings here may be linked with as many as 80 other murders throughout California, dating back to 1971. He said "The murders are a group of persons rather than one person" and "we're talking about at least four." "We're dealing with folks who have made 18 murderous assaults on San Franciscans and, in my opinion, 80 murderous assaults on Californians They're all documented cases. The same no method of operation was involved in them." Alioto said he is not certain all 80 killings are connected but he said they follow "a similar pattern namely random killings of whites in circumstances where there is no motive involved." He said the attacks started in the Oakland area in 1971, spread to Long Beach came to San Francisco last fall and may include three shootings in Sacramento April 20 and 24. Dies MONTREAL (CP) Wilson M. Brady, former assistant commissioner with the RCMP, died Monday. He was 66. Kidnapped oilman returning to U.S. BUENOS AIRES (AP) U.S. oilman Victor Samuelson was on his way to theiUnited States today after being freed six weeks after his company paid Argentine Marxist guerrillas a record million ransom for him. Officials of Esso Argentina said their 36-year-old colleague was in good condition despite having been held for 144 days by the People's Revolutionary Army Samuelson, manager of the Exxon subsidiary's Campana Watergate senator charges indictment cheap politics TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Senator Edward Gurney says his indictment on a charge of not reporting campaign contri- butions results from a "political Pearl Harbor attack" by Democrats. "I am absolutely the Florida Republican said in a statement Monday, confirming reports that a Leon County grand jury has voted to indict him for allegedly violating a Florida election law. "This is deliberate political harassment of .the basest sort." Gurney's Florida lawyer, Harris Dittmar, said he will file a motion for dismissal. A spokesman in Gurney's Washington office said the 60-year-old senator was accused in the one-count indictment of ac- cepting campaign contributions without appointing a campaign treasurer or setting up a campaign bank account, -as required by Florida law. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a fine. State officials may be removed from office under the law, but state officials say the statute is unclear whether federal officeholders also can be ousted. Gurney, a member of the Senate Watergate committee who is up for re- election this year, said the indictment was motivated by one of the Democrats seeking his Senate seat. Tories attack Trudeau's use of gov't plane By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's use of government aircraft for political campaigning at Liberal meetings in advance of the expected election was attacked and described in the Commons Monday as "a form of embezzlement of public funds for political purposes." The prime minister used a transport depai imeni aircraft for his recent flight to Barbados during the Easier holiday period when he flew with his wife and two young sons to the Caribbean resort. That came in for criticism in the Commons from members of parliament in the opposition benches. They were unable to get away for the Easter holiday period because the house decided not to have a recess. But in a recent pre-election campaign tour of Ontario when the prime minister used government aircraft he caused several protests to be voiced in the Commons. The latest was from Tom Cossitt, former Liberal from Leeds who now sits for that constituency in the ranks of the Progressive Con- servatives. First he tried to introduce a motion calling on parliament to formally request the prime minister to discontinue using government-owned aircraft for purely personal or political purposes. He also suggested in his motion that the government be requested to bill the Liberal party of Canada for the political portion of transportation costs arising out of trips made in re- cent weeks by the prime minister on government owned aircraft. He said it was well known that the trip was made to Liberal party gatherings, including the annual meeting of the Ontario Liberal party in Sudbury. However the members could not get the unanimous consenl of the house to introduce his motion. Liberal backbenchers shouted "no, no." Later in the house proceed- ings Mr Cossitt asked a ques- tion about a written question he had on the Commons order paper. He said it dated far back into the last session of parliament and still remained to be answered by the g6vernment. It asked for details of trips made at public expense by the Prime Minister since October 30, 1972. "Surely there can be no valid reason why the government has not answered this legitimate question up until this he said. "I ask the parliamentary secretary if he is now in a position to tell the house when this question will be answered. When will the Canadian people thus be made aware of the amount of public funds being used for these trips in a way which re- sembles a form of embezzle- ment of public funds for politi- cal said Mr. Cossitt. He received no reply. There was silence from the front benches. Mudslide toll now set at 250 LIMA (Reuter) At least 250 people were reported dead and 500 missing Monday after landslides destroyed two villages in the Peruvian Andes. Government spokesmen, giving the first official toll in the landslides that began Thursday, said 10 other villages are threatened by a large lake formed by the slides. Soviets promise Mideast help ALGIERS (AP) U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger held another round of talks with Algerian President Hou-ari Boumedienne today, then flew to Egypt trying to put togelher an Israeli-Syrian troop-dis- engagemenl agreement. Kissinger has received Soviet assurances of help in getting Syria to agree to such a pacl with Israel, and his Israelis attack By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli planes attacked Syrian military targets near Mount Hermon today and returned safely after half an hour, the Tel Aviv command said. The planes scrambled apparently after Syrian gunners opened fire on Israeli positions on the crest of Mount Hermon. A spokesman for the Israeli command said artillery duels also erupted along the northern sector of the Syrian bulge captured by the Israelis in the October war and in the southern Golan Heights. A military command source denied a Damascus report that Syrian forces destroyed an Israeli missile base, an ammunition depot and four tanks in pre-dawn fighting. stopover here presumably was to get whatever additional help he could from Boumedienne, who also has influence with Damascus. Kissinger talked with Boumedienne for hours Monday night after his arrival from Geneva. The secrelary said in a statement the United Siates is making a major efforl to find a basis acceptable to the Syrians and Israelis for stopping the fighting on the Golan Heights. U.S. officials also reported that relations between the U.S. and Algerian governments are improving, but have not yet reached the point of formal restoration of diplomatic relations. Kissinger was flying to Alexandria later today to confer with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, then on to Israel Wednesday and Damascus Thursday. Informed sources said it is likely thai he also will visit Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and several other smaller Persian Gulf states sometime in the next week. Kissinger flew to Algiers after nine hours of talks in Geneva with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. They issued a joint communique saying they agreed to exercise their in- fluence "towards a positive outcome and to remain in close touch with each other so as to strive to co-ordinate their efforts for a peaceful settlement in the area.' refinery 60 miles north of Buenos Aires, was freed Mon- day in front of the suburban home of his children's doctor, Federico Pfister. After Samuelson had a cup of tea With the Pfister family, the doctor's 22-year-old son Martin drove him to a hotel apartment maintained by Esso. A company source said he spent about eight hours there, and then company officials put him aboard an airliner to join his wife and three children in the United States MAY IS HIRE-A-STUDENT MONTH THE 1874 LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HIRE-A-STUDENT CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 st A.M. HIRE-A-STUDENT KICK-OFF BREAKFAST At the PARK PLAZA MOTOR HOTEL A full attendance by Lethbridge and District Employers it requested. SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Hon. Horst A. Schmid, Minister of Culture, Youth and Recreation for Alberta. BREAKFAST TICKETS Ofllc., WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st. A.M. OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CANADA MANPOWER CENTRE FOR STUDENTS, on 7th Street South, across from the Canada Manpower Centre. ;