Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE August News In brief VP to be chosen Tuesday WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Ford goes to Chicago today for his first public appearance outside Washington since his inauguration 10 days ago. The president, whose decision on a vice-president has been the main topic of Washington conversation since he took office, told reporters Sunday he will make a selection on the post Tuesday. 76 die during weekend THE CANADIAN PRESS Four Quebec residents who died in a collision involving three motorcycles and a car at St. Paul d'Abbotsford. Que.. were among at least 76 persons who died accidentally in Canada during the weekend. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to Sunday midnight showed that 54 persons died in traffic accidents, 16 drowned, one died in a fire and five were killed in miscellaneous accidents. The 54 weekend traffic deaths plus 34 during the week brought the unofficial total on Canadian highways to 2.328 this vear. Missing plane sought BELLEVILLE. 111. (AP) A United States Air Force C- 141 cargo plane with seven crew members aboard is missing on a flight from South Carolina to Bolivia, the Militarv Airlift Command announced late Sunday night. A command spokesman said the four-engine jet lost radio contact shortly before 1 p.m. EOT Sunday when it was due to land at La Paz. high in the Andes Mountains. Militant Indians surrender arms Philippine island flooded MANILA (Reuter) The death toll in floods sweeping the Philippine island of Luzon rose to 23 today. Official reports said seven members of a family in the suburban town of Montalban were missing after their house was washed away. 'World bank' to help poor BERLIN (Reuter) The central committee of the World Council of Churches voted Saturday to open a "Church World Bank" in Geneva aimed at aiding the world's poorest countries. The proposal to establish Anglican resigns SYRACUSE. N.Y. (APi Dr. Charles Willie, the highest-ranking lay official in the Episcopal Church of the United States, announced his resignation Sunday as vice- president of the church's House of Deputies. the ''ecumenical Development Cooperative Society" was unanimously accepted by the 120-member policy-making central committee, attending a one- week meeting here. Dr. Willie made the an- nouncement during a sermon at the Grace Episcopal Church here. He said his resignation was a protest against recent church action invalidating the ordinations of 11 women priests. 5 Alps climbers killed CHAMONIX. France (Reuter) Five climbers were killed on one of the most dangerous faces on Mont Blanc Sunday when their linking rope snapped bringing the number killed in mountaineering accidents in the French Alps during the weekend to 12. A mountain rescue team from Courmayeur, guided by an Italian helicopter, set off to find the bodies of the climbers but had to turn back due to bad weather. Police did not imme- diately disclose the climbers' identities or nationalities. Climber dies at Glacier BABB. Mont. (AP) A 19- year-old University of Iowa student was killed Sunday when he fell about 200 feet over a precipice in Glacier National Park. National Park Service spokesman Dick Munro said John D. Hunting of Cedar Rapids. Iowa was climbing with three other persons when BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE his hand apparently slipped on a boulder as the four were negotiating Stoney Indian Pass in the extreme northeast area of the park. Hail hits Red Deer area RED DEER (CP) Weather played havoc in the central Alberta area Sunday afternoon as lightning and a hailstorm caused residents to take cover. For the Complexion Care Program: THREE STEPS TO BEAUTY New-CLEANSING CREAM LOTION is created especially for those who prefer a light and easy-to- use liquid cleanser with all the benefits of a cream. 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The latest developrrients fol- lowed the arrival in Kenora of Ontario deputy attorney- general Frank Callahan and American Indian Movement (AIM) leader Dennis Banks. Mr. Banks, highly respected by militants here, was invited by provincial officials to me- diate as a last-ditch effort to avoid using force to oust the Ojibway Warriors Society from the 14-acre park they claim is theirs by legal and historic rights. Manitoba turtle wins world title BOISSEVAIN, Man. (CP) A Western Painted turtle from Lake Metigoshe, Man. this weekend swept both the Canadian and world turtle racing championships at the third annual Canadian Turtle Derby. The turtle, Slim Should a Been, paced a field of nine in the Canadian championships Saturday, reaching the rim of the 25-foot circle in 39 seconds. She broke her own record, set that afternoon when she won her heat in 45.9 seconds. Trainer Larry Teetart, 20, of Medora, Man., rushed Slim Should a Been straight home after the race, claiming the turtle "needs a good night's sleep" before competing against the United States turtle champion Sunday afternoon. The'sleep, was all she needed to defeat Toby, a soft- shell snapping turtle from Galesburg, 111. before thousands of spectators Sunday. Toby raced only about half way to the finish line before deciding to take a snooze in the hot afternoon sun. Slim Should a Been bolted from the electric starting gate and didn't stop until, 39.9 seconds later, she crossed the finish line. Montreal bus service restored after repairs The surrendering of their arms to neutral custody ap- peared, however, to be purely symbolic. There was no sign of the high-powered and semi- automatic weapons much in evidence during the occupation, which began July 22. Part of the agreement to get substantive negotiations under way included the appointment of 12 Indian negotiators. Those designated are being allowed free movement to and from the park with no fear of arrest. A check with police indicates they have instructions not to arrest any of the Indians from the park during the 10-day truce. The 12 all are on a list of 27 militants police consider ring- leaders. Some of them wasted no time taking advantage of their freedom, and only hours after the agreement they could be seen enjoying their first legal walk through downtown Kenora in almost a month. Louis Cameron, leader of the militant warriors society, insisted the laying down of the arms should not be construed as a surrender. Yablonski murder witnesses MONTREAL (CP) City bus service was restored at 2 a.m. MDT today following a weekend of maintenance checks on the buses by supervisory personnel because of the 13-day-old walkout by garage and maintenance workers. A spokesman for the Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission (MUCTC) said however that bus service could not be guaranteed beyond Friday. "All I can say is that we're going to do everything possible to get as many buses as we can on the said a spokesman for the Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission Lawrence Hanigan, commission chairman, said he could only guarantee service until Friday. Meanwhile, the subway re- mains closed for safety reasons because of the walkout bv 1.600 members of the Montreal Transport Union. Supervisory personnel were replacing the workers who normally repair city buses, all taken off city streets Saturday and Sunday to catch up on the backlog of repairs. Toronto transit talks pace slow Greek says Americans backed Cyprus crisis ATHENS (AP) News that Washington is about to re- examine its position on Cyprus was dismissed by controversial Greek politician Andreas Papandreou as a "good Madison Avenue publicity stunt." Greeks pressured for NATO return ATHENS (Reuter) The Greek government is appar- ently resisting intense pressure from the United States to bring its armed forces back into the Atlantic Alliance as protest demonstrations against U.S. Cyprus policy continue in Athens and other major cities. Usually reliable sources said today Greece is standing by its decision to pull out of NATO's military wing, and to refuse to take part in Cyprus peace talks. U.S. State .Secretary Henry Kissinger, in his fourth message to Greek Premier Constantine Caramanlis in the last four days, was understood to have urged the Greek government Sunday to reconsider its NATO withdrawal and to co-operate in finding a solution to the Cyprus crisis. Greece's reply to the mes- sage, delivered to the premier personally by U.S. Ambassador Henry Tasca, was expected to be sent to Washington through diplomatic channels today, the sources said. Papandreou, who sees himself as an alternative leader to Greece's Premier Constantine Caramanlis, was commenting on United States Defence Secretary James Schlesinger's remarks that Washington's policy would shortly be reviewed because of the "unexpected" Turkish advances on the island. "The U.S. government having earlier told Turkey to hit hard and partition Papandreou want to turn to the Greeks as their saviours after leading them to defeat and humiliation." Schlesinger, said the Greek politician, was trying to sell a "new face" to Greece. But the Greek people are "not going to buy it." Papandreou was giving his first public news conference since returning to Greece Friday after seven years of exile as an enemy of the former Greek junta. TORONTO (CP) Metropolitan Toronto enters the second week of its transit strike today with negotiations still proceeding slowly between the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and the Amalgamated Transit Union. Since talks resumed between the two sides a week ago, negotiators have been attempting to reach agreement on relatively minor issues contained in the union's original 148 demands. There has been some dis- cussion of more contentious split shifts and pensions intensive negotiation on these subjects has not begun. The two sides negotiated through the weekend under provincial mediator J. D. Speranzini. but the pace of progress remained slow. Mr. Speranzini said in an in- terview Sunday he is hopeful the two sides will begin in- tensive negotiations on major issues "in a few and added that both sides have be- gun to make concessions. 'Impeachment process should go no further' WASHINGTON (AP) Carl Albert, speaker of the House of Representatives, and Repubican leader John Rhodes agreed Sunday that the House should not get involved in any more im- peachment proceedings against Richard Nixon. "As far as I am concerned, there will be no impeachment proceedings Of that I am Albert said on the ABC program, Issues and Answers. "It would serve no useful he said. "The president is no longer president. He is no longer a civil official subject to impeachment." Rhodes, on NBC's Meet the Press, said "I can't see any- thing to be gained by any fur- ther action" than for the House judiciary committee to file its report this week. Albert said he doesn't know whether he will recommend any action other than just filing the report, however. "The report is there for Rhodes said. "There can be no doubt as to how the House of Representatives, or at least the judiciary committee, felt at that time and I don't be- lieve that the best interests of the country would be served by any further proceedings." set free WASHINGTON, Pa. (API Annette Gilly and her father. Silous Huddleston, who admitted arranging the murder of United Mine Workers (UMW i reformer Joseph Yablonski and his family, were freed Saturday with orders that their identities be changed. Both Huddleston, 64. and Mrs. Gilly. 33. sat quietly at the defence table with their lawyers as special prosecutor Richard Sprague, who has pursued the case for nearly five years, made a passionate plea for consideration of their co-operation. Huddleston and his daughter pleaded guilty in May, 1970, to a general charge of murder, in which no degree was set, and state charges of conspiracy in the slayings. Washington County President Judge Charles Sweet at Saturday's proceedings set the degree of guilt at second degree for each and sentenced the father and his daughter to four years and 6Vz months in prison each with a special 20-year pro- bation period. The two defendants have been in custody since February, 1970, and have already served the required sentence. Sweet also ordered that they should pay cost of the proceedings against them and, in a companion federal conspiracy case, sentenced each to two years, which he decreed have already been served. Sprague, in his plea before the bench, said that "if in fact they had not talked, higher- ups in the case would still be enjoying the comforts of free existence and justice would not have been done." Sweet ordered that the two be "turned over to federal authorities for the alteration of identity and obliteration of current identity and status." War leaves Cyprus economy in shambles NICOSIA (AP) "Everything is in an absolute said Stellios Garanis, chairman of the Cyprus Employers Federation. He was describing the state of the island's economy and the effect on the life of the eastern Mediterranean island that was a tourist paradise with a high standard of living only five weeks ago, prior to the invasion of Turkish troops July 20. "We haven't even got a rough estimate of the total damage yet, but it must be in the hundreds of millions of said Finance Minister Caundreas Patsalides. "We are faced with an immense task of reconstruction that is likely to take years to he added. "But first of all we have the most urgent basically humanitarian problem of taking care of tens of thousands of refugees, more than a fifth of the total population. We have tried to feed them, house them, provide jobs for them, restore their dignity." Nor could officials provide estimate of the casualties suffered since the invasion. The urgency of the task facing the government was underlined Saturday by a major decision of the government of President Glafkos derides. A special broadcast on Cyprus radio decreed that henceforth everyone on the servants, shopkeepers and work a full seven days a week. Estimates of losses and reconstruction needs are complicated by the uncertain politi- cal situation resulting from the war. The Turkish army now controls at least 34 per cent of the island, but the Turkish area incorporates installations and resources amounting to four-fifths of the economy, said George Eliadis, director- general of the ministry of commerce and industry. The area occupied by the Turks lies north of an east-lowest line from Famagusta, the island's largest port, on the east coast. It goes through Nicosia, along the so-called Green Line that has divided the Greek and Turkish sectors of the city for the last 11 years, westward to the Turkish enclave of Lefka and the copper mines of the American-owned Cyprus Mines Corp. Most of the island's wheat granary in the Mefaoria plain and the orchards and citrus plantations around Morphou, representing a Greek-Cypriot investment of millions of dollars whose export in money terms amounts to one-fifth of the total exports of the island, are all within the Turkish-occupied area. As much as 90 per cent of the forests, with an estimated value of million, was burned to cinders in the Turkish bombing raids, said the director of the Cyprus forestry department. Two thirds of the island's hotels. overwhelmingly Greek owned and most of them luxury buildings erected in the economic boom of the last five years, lie in the Turkish belt. The Turkish government has already stated that the Greek Cyrpiots who fled from the Turkish-occupied area would be welcome to return to their homes and businesses. But many Greeks are unwilling, through fear or political considerations, to lie under a Turkish administration. Undoubtedly these problems will be among the many that must be considered if and when the two sides meet at the conference table. Currently the Cyprus government is unwilling to negotiate, maintaining it would be pointless to enter any kind of talks "while the Turks have a gun stuck in our as Clerides said. Western diplomatic sources are known to be counselling Clerides to accept the grim reality by signing a formal agreement to save whatever can be saved at this stage.