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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August News In brief Israel ends call-up TEL AVIV (AP) Israel ended a practice call-up of thousands of military reserves two hours ahead of schedule today Officials call- ed the exercise a success. The 24-hour drill was sched- uled to end at noon. But offi- cials reported things went so smoothly that some of the re- servists were sent home after three hours, and a communi- que announced the operation was finished at 10 a.m. Ford economic meet planned WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford, his cabinet and key economic aides are beginning to lay the groundwork for a forth- coming economic summit conference to battle inflation. The president, launching a busy third week in office, also announced he will hold his first news conference Wednesday. Aussie tries Channel swim DOVER. England (AP) An 18-year-old Australian girl was trying today to swim across the English Channel- topless Jennifer Anderson of Bris- bane said 'I hope to get to the other side in about 10 hours." She covered herself with grease tc waid off the chill and then waded into a calm sea at this city in south- eastern England. A few from shore she slipped off the top of her bikini. Killing mars soccer match LONDON (Reuter) The government is believ- ed to be preparing tough new measures to deal with the hooliganism which has marred the start of the British Miccer season and resulted in a Claying Saturday Sports Minister Denis Howell, a former soccer referee, said today that im- mediate action is necessary to prevent further violent deaths Kevin Olsson, 18, was stabb- ed to death at the game between Blackpool and Bolton Saturday. African miners killed JOHANNESBURG (AFP) Five African miners were killed Saturday in the Western Deep Level gold mine near Carltonville about 30 miles vest Johannesburg, a com- pam spokesman announced todav The men died when a gallery collapsed, the spokesman said. This brings to at least 34 the number of deaths in South African gold-mine accidents since the beginning of March. Udall eyeing 1976 election WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic Representative Morris Udall is spending his weekends travelling the I'mted States assessing his 197h presidential chances "There's a great vacuum out there." the Arizona congressman said in an inter- view "Nobody knows what Kennedy is going to do It's sort of wide open." McCarthy may run, too CHICAGO (Reuter) For- mer senator Eugene McCarthy took a step toward running for president in 1976 and announced he has become the main spokesman for a political movement called the Committee for a Con- stitutional Presidency. The committee will endorse an independent candidate for the presidency and Patrick Crowley, a committee of- ficial, said McCarthy has agreed to run if asked. Typhoon Mary hits Japan TOKYO (AP) Typhoon Mar, roared over the coast of central Japan 120 miles west oi .Tokvo today and headed north The storm capsized a fishing boat in the Sea of Japan, and the 11 crew members were reported mis- sing. High-speed train service and air flights through the affected area were suspended for several hours, and a number of highways were blocked by landslides loosened bv torrential rains. Malaysia election tallied KUALA LUMPUR (Reuter) Malaysia's 3.5 million eli- gible voters gave Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and his National Front coalition a thumping victory Sunday in the most peaceful general in the country's history The Front, a multi-racial confederation of nine parties, won 120 of the 130 declared parliamentary seats with the results of 24 constituencies still to come. Deaths BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa M J Coldwell, 85, former leader of the Co-oper- ative Commonwealth Feder- ation which later became the New Democratic Party. Edmonton W.G. George Prudham, 70, former cabinet minister in the government of Louis St. Laurent. Extended transit strike worries Montrealers University criticized for U.S. professors TORONTO (CP) The University of Toronto's sociology department was censured Saturday at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association's annual meeting because all eight of its latest teaching staff apointments are from the United States The association passed the motion censuring the depart- ment for ignoring a 1973 resolution which urged that Canadians be hired for perma- nent position in departments with a less than 50-per-cent Canadian faculty Prof John Lee of the University of Toronto said a study of 48 faculties of sociology across Canada shows that of the new hinngs in 1974, 48 9 per cent were Canadians, 27.7 per cent were from the U.S and 7.3 per cent from Britain The Toronto sociology department is 37 per cent Canadian, 49 per cent American and five per cent British. "That is why there was so much he said. "Because Toronto was so much out of line." Meanwhile, a study introduced at the meeting by an Alberta sociologist showed that Ontario's senior civil ser- vice is becoming increasingly dominated by the sons of the upper and middle classes. The study, prepared by Prof Harvey Rich of the University of Alberta, showed that 36 per cent of the 271 civil servants interviewed had fathers who were professionals, managers or owners of substantial businesses. By contrast, the study show- ed that 15 per cent came from farm families and 25 per cent from the working class BILL GROENEN photo Musical Ride silhouette This distinctive silhouette of the RCMP's Musical Ride is one view of the stirring event enjoyed by spectators in Lethbridge at three weekend perform- ances. The mounties wound up their string of 16 appearances in Alberta at Pincher Creek Sunday with an afternoon and evening show. They were to com- mence performances at the world's fair in Spokane this week. Their month-long tour of Alberta was part of the commemoration of the arrival in the province of the Northwest Mounted Police 100 years ago. U.S. asks treaty on migrating fish CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) The United States wants any global treaty on the oceans to give coastal countries control over fish such as salmon that migrate from their waters. John Norton Moore, deputy chief of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations sea-law Alberta has high count in weekend fatalities conference here, said Sunday this was one of five issues of vital importance for the U.S. Canada also seeks such controls. The U.S. and Canada have complained recently that stocks of salmon, which spawn in their rivers and streams and then migrate to the sea, have been adversely affected by Japanese fishing. Monoxide levels high for U.S. non-smokers CHICAGO (AP) Researchers said today that near- ly half of all non-smoking Americans have dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in their blood. And for those who smoke cigarettes, the problem is even more severe, the researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin found. The study, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports on a 30-month survey during 1969-72 of blood donors living in urban, suburban and rural areas. Automobile exhaust is a major source of en- vironmental carbon monoxide. Federal standards set blood concentrations of 1.5 per cent or more of carbon monoxide as the harmful level. The study by Dr. Richard Stewart and his associates found that 45 per cent of those tested had concentrations of carbon monoxide exceeding the federal standard They also found that "tobacco smoking was the single most important factor" responsible for the highest concentrations of carbon monoxide. Smokers had three or more times the amount in their blood as non-smokers By The Canadian Press Six persons who died in a car-truck collision near Hinton were among at least 15 people who lost their lives in traffic accidents on the Prairies during the weekend. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. Friday to mid- night Sunday showed Alberta with ten accidental deaths, Saskatchewan with two and Manitoba with three. Police have not released the names of three of the six per- sons killed in the Hinton acci- dent Saturday. The three who were iden- tified were Prince George, B.C., residents Lionel Garand, his 11-year-old son Dwayne and his 7-year-old daughter Valery John Slevinsky, 20, of Ed- monton died Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding was in collision with a car in Edmonton. And Mrs. Gerder Krogh, 55, of Forestburg, died Friday night when she was struck by a car while talking to friends in another car along the edge of Highway 2! two miles south of Red Deer. Political tempers dominate UN population conference LQQK EJF NATURE When a wig wear it. Comfort wigs by Toni with 4-way stretch. From 34" to mERLE noRmnn cosmETic BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Mall Phone 328-1525 BUCHAREST (AP) Political tempers rather than population problems dominated much of the discus- sion as the United Nations World Population Conference reached midpoint during the weekend. The conference, in recess Sunday, was to be resumed to- day. Rivalries in the Middle East, Asia and within the Communist world flared as delegates from Israel, Syria, Albania and North and South Korea spoke before the 141- nation conference Saturday. The Albanian delegation, closely following China's policy here, claimed the United States and Russia were using the population issue to "blackmail" the developing countries. Albania said the resources of the world are "inex- haustible" and countries should not attempt to slow down their population growths. North and South Korea en- gaged in a running verbal bat- tle with no apparent rele- vance to the population ques- tion. The North Korean delegation accused South Korea last week of "injustice and corruption" in a country where some women were being used as "sexual playthings for foreign tourists." Israel denied Syria's charge that a "climate of apartheid" exists in that country, saying that Jews, Arabs and others benefit alike from Israel's progress. Such political controversies have been an almost daily fix- ture of the 12-day conference, the first international meeting to deal with population MONTREAL (CP) The strike by transit workers that has closed the city's sub- way moves into its 20th day to- day with the threat of com- mon front labor action, an appeal for provincial interven- tion and growing concern by many Montrealers. "I've been here 49 years and I've never seen things so said one newstand dealer. "Get the workers back on the job and then fire the whole damn lot of urged an angry assistant manager of a downtown hotel. And, a spokesman for the Man and his World exhibit said weekend attendance was down about 50 per cent. With subway service still closed down, buses are provid- ing the only means of public transportation again today. Lawrence Hanigan, chairman of the Montreal Urban Com- munity Transit Commission said even this tran- sportation service was being severely strained despite the fact it was closed on the weekend for maintenance. He said the return to classes today of junior college students will cause bus ser- vice to drop from good to satisfactory and if the strike continues another week, the return of elementary and high school students will lower ser- vice to no better than Mr. Hanigan has emphasiz- ed the fact that the city regards the strike by the gar- age and maintenance workers as "illegal" and said he would not give it an air of legitimacy by agreeing to negotiate the cost-of-living increases demanded by the Montreal Transport Union, which represents the employees. Union president Jacques Beaudoin, with 158 of his members facing contempt of court charges, asked Premier Robert Bourassa in a telegram Friday ''to intervene in the dispute by naming a mediator to get the management of the MUCTC to negotiate Toronto still busless TORONTO (CP) There is a possibility that the Ontario legislature will be recalled within a week to end the 15- day-old Metropolitan Toronto public transit strike, John MacBeth, minister of labor, said today. "I hope it's a step that won't have to be Mr. Mac- Beth said in an interview. "I've asked the parties to stand by for further meetings." The strike by members of the Amalgamated Transit Union against the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has forced 600.000 commuters to find other ways than public transit to get to work. Major outstanding issues are wages and split shifts. Talks aimed at settling the strike broke down Sunday night after a weekend of concentrated negotiations. The labor minister said it is still possible that the union will accept the proposals of the TTC, but there is not much hope of it. If there is no breakthrough by Wednesday, the Ontario cabinet can be expected to take a long look at the possibility of recalling the legislature in order to settle the strike, Mr. MacBeth said. That means that Toronto residents would probably have to go almost four weeks without public transportation because it is unlikely the legislature could be recalled before next Monday. Convicts playing 'cat and mouse9 STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (AP) Three escaped con- victs played a deadly cat-and- mouse game with police today in the wake of a crime spree across the Texas plains that took the lives of two persons. An army of more than 200 policemen combed a five-mile area of brushland searching for the men. One official said: "They have to come out some- time." The three, who authorities said escaped from a Colorado prison Thursday night, were wanted in connection with the deaths of rancher T. L. Baker and Mrs. Ray Ott. Both were shot to death Saturday and au- thorities say both testified against two of the convicts in previous burglary cases. "We're sure they came down to Texas for revenge and said District At- torney Bob Glascow. Earlier, Colorado prison officials said one of the two convicts swore to kill a number of persons in- volved in court cases that sent him to prison. Five other persons were wounded, including another witness, and two women were raped during the trail of vio- lence from Rotan on the plains of West Texas 130 miles east of Stephenville in Central Tex- as. The three were identified as Jerry Ulmer, 22, convicted of burglary, Dalton Williams, 29 serving a 40-to 60-year term for robbery, conspiracy and assault, and Richard Magnum, 22, serving three to five years for car theft. Authorities said rancher Baker testified at Williams's burglary trial, saying the man robbed his home and stole sev- eral guns. Mrs. Ott testified in a trial in which Ulmer was convicted of robbing the Ott home. "They had to be looking for that Glascow said of the Ott residence. "It is isolated and off the highway. It's not the kind of place you would stumble across." Authorities said the trio ab- ducted and raped two women in New Mexico and released them in Texas. Their path across Texas was marked with four more house burglaries, the shooting up of a truck stop and a running gun battle with police. The three were believed to be on foot after stealing four cars, the latest of which was found abandoned two miles north of here early Sunday. ;