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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Thursday, August News in brief Heathrow security tightened LONDON (Reuter) Troops returned to Heathrow Airport today for the fourth time this year after a Washington report that a United States government agency has criticized se- curity there. Soldiers in armored vehicles moved around the airport perimeter roads and others with rifles were on foot patrol. Kidnapped Dutch girl killed EINDHOVEN. Netherlands a 20-year-old man has confess i Reuter i Police tound the ed to strangling her bodv of the kidnapped five- year-old daughter of a Dutch cigar magnate today and said Caroline Pessers was dragg- ed into a car two days ago while outside her home Policemen remanded TORONTO (CP> Two Toronto police constables were remanded to Sept. 18 alter they appeared in provin- cial court Tuesday charged with public mischief. Constables Dwight McAdam and Ian Winter were charged following a report last week that two policemen faked an assault on each other after two prisoners escaped custody. Constable McAdam also is charged with two counts of common assault. Stabbed soldier improving EDMONTON iCP) A Canadian soldier based here who was wounded in an inci- dent on Cyprus Tuesday night remains in good condition in hospital alter surgery Pte Joseph Daniel Santerre. 19. who family lives in Sherbrooke, Que.. was stabbed in the abdomen when he investigated a noise in a building near his outpost. Guerrillas tie policemen DUBLIN, i Reuter i Six of the 19 Irish republican guerrillas who blasted their out of a top-security jail last Sundav attacked two policemen early today and left them tied up The policemen were on patrol near the holiday resort of Courttown on the County Wexford coast, about JO miles south of here and about the same distance from the prison at Porlaoise. Missing "copter sought INUVIK. N WT (CP> Canadian Forces aircraft are searching tor a helicopter with two people on board mis- sing since Tuesday west ot here The helicopter left Inuvik late Tuesday night on a 220- mile 2'a-hour flight north and west to Shingle Point and Old Crow in the Yukon. India, Pakistan start talks NEW DELHI iAP- Paki- stan and India have agreed to resume the reconciliation talks which Pakistan broke off in anger at India's May 18 nuclear test blast, foreign ministry sources here reported Wednesday They said diplomats from the two countries will meet in the iirst halt of September to discuss resuming com- munications and travel, which have been halted since the 1971 war over Bangladesh. Discrimination charged QUEBEC the International Festival of central African country of Francophone Youth under Dahomey Wednesday way here and charged its withdrew its 60 delegates organizers with dis- trom further participation in crimination. Alleged killer appears DETROIT (AP) Rudolph Acosta, charged with killing a BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL 12-year-old newspaper delivery girl, surrendered to a judge in Detroit Wednesday to avoid what his lawyer describ- ed as a lynch mob in his own town of Highland Park. NOTICE TAKE NOTICE THAT at its regular meeting to be held on Monday, the 9th day of September, 1974, in the Council Chamber at City Hall in Lethbridge, Alberta, the Council of the City of Lethbridge intends to give consideration to passing a By-Law to amend the High- way Traffic By-Law of the City of Lethbridge. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT the effect of the proposed amendment is to require heavy trucks to follow the truck route and leave and return to same from the destination by the shortest route. Permits are required from the Engineering Director for extra heavy loads and lengths. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT a copy Of the proposed By-Law may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall during the normal office hours AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT any person who wishes to make representation concerning the proposed By-Law shall first file a written submission with the City Clerk not later than twelve o'clock Noon on Wednesday, the 4th day of September, 1974. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT such persons as file such written submission may appear at the Coun- cil Meeting to make representation and to answer ques- tions at City Council concerning their submissions, but subject to the condition that oral representation in support of a brief be limited to thirty minutes and one rebuttal period of no more than ten minutes. DATED at the City of Lethbridge this 22nd day of August, 1974. K. A. Seaman, Assistant City Clerk. Sea conference 'upward step' CARACAS (CP) The big international Law of the Sea Conference will wind up next week without any negotiated agreements and Canada and other countries will have to wait until next year before Jail revolt ends in rush on prisoners AMARILLO. Tex. (AP) Sheriff's deputies ended a 36- hour revolt by prisoners holding a hostage in the Potter County jail by blasting their way inside and shooting the rebel leader to death. The hostage was rescued un- harmed. Darvin (Red) Meharg, 39, a tormer Wichita Falls policeman who turned to crime, was killed Wednesday as police rushed the seventh floor of the jail after using ex- plosives to blast the door open Meharg was felled by shotgun fire and three other persons were injured in the melee which followed. hard bargaining over ocean controls gets under way. However, Canadian delegates view the current 10- week conference which ends Aug. 29 as an upward step in Canada's long fight to gain management control of all fish and mineral resources on Canada's continental shelves. Alan Beesley, chief Cana- dian negotiator at the 148- country conference, says the inability of the 5.000 delegates to work out a global treaty on the use and protection of the oceans should not be viewed as failure. Diplomats from many other countries also share his view. Beesley, Canadian am- bassador to Austria, believes Canada's hopes will be realiz- ed at the next conference, likely to be held in Geneva or Vienna in 1975. While hard bargaining with other countries started years before the conference opened June 20 here. Canadian sights have not been lowered. Beesley said in an interview This includes a determination to ensure that Canadians are guaranteed a preferential share of fish stocks oft Canada's east and west coasts Prince of Wales BILL GROENEN photo Police searching for armed thieves A line of mist hangs low over Waterton Lakes groups and Canadians visiting a Canadian National behind the stately Prince of Wales Hotel. A cloud park got second class status at the Prince. The of controversy has also shrouded the American-owned hotel has been defended though by some of its hotel since a University of Calgary professor com- all-Canadian staff who deny Canadian guests "play plained it was being run primarily for American tour second fiddle" to American package tours. Ford full-term try probable WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford is marching with measured stride to solidify his still-young presidency after announcing his probable intent to seek a full tour-year term in 1976. He invited more than 30 mayors plus governors, congressmen and county of- ficials to the White House to- day to watch him sign legisla- tion authorizing billion tor housing and community development grants Through White House press secretary Jerald terHorst, Ford said Wednesday he "probably will run" in two years for a full term in the job he has held less than two weeks As vice-president. Ford said he could not envisage being on the 1976 Republican ticket un- der any circumstances. But terHorst said "now his posi- tion has changed "Therefore, his view has changed." In a move perhaps unprece- dented. Ford went to the health, education and welfare department to sign a billion measure extending federal education programs and imposing new curbs on Erie swimmers have to quit ERIE, Pa. (AP) Four teenagers have failed in their attempt to become the first persons ever to swim across Lake Erie after lashing waves of up to six feet endangered the small support boats. forced busing of school children Unofficial records showed that no previous president had gone to a government agency to sign a major piece of legislation. Later, in unusual, informal appearances on the floor of the House ot Representatives and Senate, he burnished his already-glowing relations with Congress Discrimination said reason behind Kenora occupation TORONTO (CP) Racism and discrimination are the basic reasons for the occupa- tion of Anicinabe Park in Kenora, Ont., Louis Cameron of the Ojibway Warriors Society said Wednesday. Speaking to about 500 people at the University of Toronto, Mr. Cameron, who has led the Indians in their month-long occupation of the 14-acre park, said the bureaucracy of the federal Indian affairs department, unjust laws and aggressive business practices have destroyed the traditional way of life for Indians in Northern Ontario. Mr. Cameron, who is returning to Kenora today to meet with provincial negotiators, said that in any pitched battle the Indians might be able to last an hour. Nevertheless, he said, the Indians occupying the park are prepared to defend themselves if attacked. At least 100 Indians die every year in the Kenora area ol causes related to their liv- ing conditions, he said. Mr. Cameron said the In- dians will not compromise in negotiations over the park VAL D'OR, Que (CP) Roadblocks will be maintain- ed throughout northwest Quebec today as police con- tinue their search for four men who robbed a Brinks ar- mored truck of about Wednesday after seriously in- juring a guard. Injured in a shootout with the heavily-armed men was Adolphe Potvin. of Tirnmins, Ont.. who was shot in the head A bullet had lodged above his right eye Officials at Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal refused to give any details on Mr. Pot- vin's condition following a five hour operation Dr Germain Bigue of St. Sauveur Hospital in Val d'Or, the guard was taken alter the robbery said his chances of survival were "very, very slim." Quebec Provincial Police said the thieves, wearing homemade bullet proof vests and helmets, opened fire with machine guns on the truck during a delivery to a Royal Bank branch before its 9 a.m. opening Jaworski asks delay in trial WASHINGTON (Reuter) Special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski asked the United States Court of Appeals on Wednesday to delay next month's start of the Watergate cover-up trial of six former White House and campaign aides of Richard Nixon. Jaworski joined defendants H R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman in asking the three-judge appeals com- mittee to overrule Judge John Sirica's decision earlier this week to go ahead with the trial Sept. 9. The prosecutor said the trial should be postponed "for a significant but limited period of time" to make sure that potential jurors could forget publicity surrounding the resignation of Nixon from the presidency and the preceding House of Representatives im- peachment inquiry. Jaworski, in papers filed with the court, also argued that more time is needed to review evidence contained on 55 subpoenaed tape-recorded conversations between the former president and his top aides, turned over for the cover-up trial under orders from the Supreme Court Sirica ruled Monday against delaying the trial, denying ar- guments that the six accused could not get a fair trial until the "inflammatorv atmos- phere" of Watergate died down and that mure time was needed to prepare the detence Lawyers tor Haldeman. for- mer White House chief of staff, and Ehrlichman. Nix- on's onetime domestic affairs adviser, immediately filed appeals with the higher court. Jaworski told the appeals court that it would take his team of 16 experts working 16 hours a until just a week before the trial to prepare transcripts ot the 55 tapes. UC report 4gloomy picture' GUELPH. Ont. (CP) The general council of the United Church of Canada turns today to international affairs and plans to study the report of a church standing committee which paints a gloomy picture of many parts of the world. There is a hopeful note in the report, however The com- mittee says the current ceasefire between Egypt and Israel, uneasy as it is, may be the harbinger of permanent peace in the strife-torn Middle East. The report was written before the mid-July coup in Cyprus that saw the ousting of Archbishop Makarios as presi- dent and Turkey's invasion of the island July 20. After an exchange of fire with the guards, the four men ran from the bank across Mam Street and entered a hotel The bandits then ran out the back door ot the hotel, jumped into a yellow panel truck with bullet proofing and made their getaway The Brinks guards had very little if any chance to de- fend themselves." said Alain Grenier. Val d Or police chief They were taken completely by surprise." Another guard injured in the fray was treated for shock and later released trom St Sauveur hospital Val d'Or is 270 miles north- west ot Montreal Court ruling favors energy board OTTAWA A request for an order directing the Na- tional Energy Board to broaden the scope of its hearings on a pipeline applica- tion was domed Wednesday by the Federal Court. Union Gas Ltd of Chatham, Ont had asked the court to quash a board decision that it felt ruled out introduction of evidence on the general supp- ly of natural gas in Alberta. However, in his judgment Mr. Justice Patrick Mahoney said the request for such an order "is not the appropriate remedy to deal with a deci- sion made during the course of the hearing The court ruling paves the way tor final consideration of the application from Trans- Canada PipeLmes Ltd. for permission to expand its pipeline capacity Fifty-eight miles of ad- ditional pipeline is needed by the company to transport ad- ditional supplies of natural gas purchased in Alberta by two Metropoli- tain Inc. of Montreal and Greater Winnipeg Gas Co. India's nuclear program part of industrial aims By BERNARD WEINRAUB New York Times Service BOMBAY On a spare hilly tract overlooking the Arabian Sea, hundreds of nuclear physicists, chemists and engineers are struggling to lift India out of the in- dustrial and economic backwardness of cen- turies. The atomic energy program little known until last May's nuclear explosion is a crucial risk for the policy makers of this im- poverished nation Although critics claim that India's priorities are distorted. Indian scientists insist that the aim of the nuclear program is to help the nation surge forward. Having missed the first industrial revolution, government officials say, India cannot afford to miss the second one. "We do not intend to be a weapons power and we will use atomic energy for peaceful purposes Dr. Homi Sethna, the 50- year-old chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, said. "We are interested, essen- tially, in gas and oil exploration. "What is Dr. Setlma said in an interview, "was that the experiment was con- ducted under the earth without endangering life of any kind. Our aim had not been to try it out as weaponry but to collect geological and other data." To Sethna and others, the focus of the atomic energy program here is the genera- tion of electricity as well as the use of radia- tion and radioisotopes in agriculture, medicine, biology and industry. "I want to concentrate on the production of power and the use of said the gray- haired scientist who keeps a photograph ot Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet, behind his desk. "In terms of nuclear experiments, we are thinking of moving large quantities of earth in isolated regions suppose you want to make a rock-filled dam and we are thinking of underground cavities for oil and gas said Sethna. "The main problem to be studied in the matter of excavation of canals or harbors in populated areas is radioactivity. We are now on this job." Sethna unit government officials are stung and nngry at the outpouring of criticism, mostlv foreign, in the aftermath of the sur- prise underground nuclear explosion in the Rajasthan desert on May 18. Some critics .said that India, by exploding her weakened the moral and political constraints that restricted the use of nuclear weapons by the United States, the Soviet Union, China, France and Great Britain. Others said that the "peaceful explosion' was a foniKidu-tmn in terms and that few could seriously accept the government's assurance that the experiment had no military significance. Moreover, the peaceful uses of atomic explosions have yielded uncer- tain results in the Soviet Union and the United States Perhaps the most pointed criticism was that India, a nation steeped in misery, was squandering her resources on a technological achievement that was merely designed to lift the government's sagging morale. "India is perhaps the only country to have gone nuclear with three-fourths of its population below the poverty line" said the Economic and Political Weekly, a widely-read journal and one of the few voices of local criticism against the blast. "Inflation, unemployment, hunger have become so commonplace that we have probably lost all ability to see the simple truth that you do not become a power, and certainly not a nuclear power, when you are on the threshold of economic the Journal said. Another criticism came from Canada, the largest foreign donor to India's nuclear program. Following the explosion, the Canadians broke off nuclear assistance here and said that the blast was a breach of the agreement that India would develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes Sethna angrily denounces the criticisms. He says he "fails to understand" western nations who "lecture the rest of the world" about nuclear weapons. It is the western nations, he says, who have used and threaten to use such weapons. ;