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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE August News in brief Murder suspect sought CALGARY (CP) A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest ot a third man wanted in connection with the brutal stabbing murder of a 17-year- old service station attendant last week. Warren Lee Augustus, 22, is wanted by Calgary police in connection with the murder of John Berze who was found at the edge of Macleod Trail in Calgary early Friday morning after what police believe was a hold up attempt. Archbishop fasting BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) The Greek Catholic archbishop of Jerusalem is on a hunger strike to force the Israeli government to release him tiom jail, the Greek Cdthoiic patriarchate said todav Aichbishop Hilanon Capud- is determined to continue the strike until he is the patriarchate said in a statement signed by Bishop Bartholomeus Sam- man. The bishop is one of three clerics sent by the Holy Synod of the Greek Catholic Church in the Middle East to investigate the archbishop's arrest on gun-running charges. Egypt fortifies lines WASHINGTON (API -The Kcjptian army has built an extensive system of for- tifications to shield its strip of Sinai desert from possible Israeli attack, United States intelligence sources report. 81 m. in cocaine seized SAN' FRANCISCO (CP) seized million in cocaine and arrested five persons during the weekend, the United States Drug En- forcement Administration (DEA) said Monday. Don DeFauw, special agent in charge, said agents picked up 10 pounds of cocaine, valued at a pound retail Cosmonauts in orbit MOSCOW (AP) Two more Soviet cosmonauts were orbiting the earth today, ap- parently in preparation for boarding the Salyut 3 space luDnraturx up two uio.ntiis ago Tass, the Soviet news agen- cy, announced that Lt.-Col. Gennady Sarafanoy, 32, and his flight engineer, Col. Lev Demin. a 48-year-old grand- father, were launched in Soyuz 15 Monday afternoon. I .S. crime up 6% in '73 CHICAGO (AP) At- tornpy-General William Saxbe toda> that crime in the United Static rose six per ,n '973 and callod the upward trend "harsh, bitter and dismaying The U S he said, "is in deep trouble in its effort to reduce crime Renault executive shot CORDOBA (AP) An Argentine executive of the French-owned IKA-Renault auto hrm was shot to death to- day by an unknown terrorist, police said The executive. Ricardo Boya was labor relations manager of IKA-Renault's two large plants at Cordoba. His car was intercepted ear- ly today by armed men in several cars on the outskirts of this industrial centre, 450 miles north of Buenos Aires. The terrorists opened fire and killed Boya, police said. Selassie travel limited ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, already stripped of virtually all his powers as well as his palaces, now stands to lose his right to move about his mountain kingdom. The armed forces com- mittee, which now rules the country, is expected to an- nounce shortly that the 82- year-old emperor must re- main in Addis Ababa and travel only on restricted journeys. Judge sleeps during trial CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) Judge Robert Wood declared a mistrial after he fell asleep during a rape trial "Judges are the common pleas court jurist said Monday after the defence lawyer moved for a mistrial. He said he granted the mo- tion to "avoid any possibility of influencing the jury." V It's all over Texas Rangers stand around body of dead convict. Hail of police gunfire ends convicts' reign of terror STEPHENVILLE, Tex. i AP "The dogs barked. We threw the light at them and we saw the silhouettes We hollered for them to stop. They did not and then started running and we started tiring." That's how Jim Ellmore, a Mineral Wells policeman, de- scribed the cornering Monday night of three escaped con- victs who had terrorized the ranch country of central and west Texas for four days. One of the three convicts, Guinea-Bissau begins government changeover ALGIERS (AP) -The first of Portugal's African colonies to get independence becomes the new nation of Guinea- Bissau Sept. 10 and all Por- tuguese troops are to be gone by Oct 31. Under the independence agreement signed in Algiers Monday, the colonial adminis- tration of Portuguese Guinea will be replaced by the rebel government proclaimed last fall by the liberation move- ment in the West African territory, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. The rebel government is headed by Aristides Pereira, 50, who succeeded Amilcar Cabral as head of the party after Cabral was assassinated in Januarv, 1973. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL I By The CANADIAN PRESS Sturgeon Falls, Ont. Leon Paul Lecouteur, 72, the Lone Voyageur who made marathon canoe trips from Lake Nipissing to Quebec City and New York Ottawa Cecil L. Snyder, former chairman of the federal tax appeal board, in hospital Veterans benefits act likely to end in March Exclusive For Lethbridge "Bibiana's by Famolare" WORLD OF SHOES 317A Sixth Strmrt South HALIFAX (CP) -Veterans Land Act (VLA) benefits probably will "go out the win- dow" at the end of March, Veterans Affairs Minister Dan MacDonald said Monday. Mr. MacDonald said in an interview that Parliament will have the final say but he believes the VLA will expire March 31, on schedule, and not be extended or replaced Studies now are being made of veterans housing, including the VLA regulations, he said. The minister said the 30- year-old act has had few amendments and is outdated, outmoded and provides insuf- ficient money for building homes. Fewer than 300 of qualified veterans had applied for VLA assistance up to last year. Mr. MacDonald told delegates at the 32nd annual convention of the Army Navy Air Force Veterans Associa- tion that VLA should not be considered as a form of senior citizens housing but rather all housing for senior citizens should be considered alike, un- der a single piece of legislation The VLA provides a max- imum loan of to quali- fied veterans. It was to have expired earlier but was ex- tended to next spring. Resolutions were passed at the convention asking the fed- eral government to omit the time limit and give veterans the option of using their "credits" as long as there are applicants. The association also wants the ceiling on loans raised to which it said was "more realistic" in terms of current house and land values. Richard Mangum, 22, was kill- ed in the gunfire as police moved in to end the bloody rampage that had left two dead and five wounded. Jerry Ulmer, 22, a convicted murderer, and Dalton Williams, 29, the third es- capee, were arrested. Police said the convicts did not return the hail of gunfire. Mangum was shot in the face, arms and body, police said They said Ulmer sprain- ed his ankle as police arrested the pair An ambulance driver said that Ulmer was taken to the Stephenville police station, where he joined Williams. The three escaped from the Colorado state prison at Canon City last Thursday. They headed at once across New Mexico and into Texas to seek revenge against persons who had testified to send them to prison. Those killed in Texas had testified against two of the convicts at separate trials. Police said the convicts had mentioned the victims to other prisoners as objects of revenge before escaping from Canon City. The victims were Rotan rancher-farmer T. L. Baker, 65. who had testified against Williams in a robbery case, and Mrs. Ray Ott, a resident of a community near here, who had testified against Ulmer. They were shot Satur- day at their homes. District Attorney Bob Glas- gow said Ulmer and Williams will be charged with murder in the slaying of Mrs. Ott. He said other charges will be fil- ed later. Ontario premier enters Toronto transit talks TORONTO (CP) Premier William Davis will enter into negotiations today between the Toronto Transit Commis- sion (TTC) and the Amalgamated Transit Union in an attempt to reach a settlement in the Toronto transit strike which entered its 16th day today. The premier will meet with Metropolitan Toronto Chairman Paul Godfrey, the city and five borough mayors before talking with union and management representatives. Mr. Davis's decision to intervene personally came Monday night, following the union negotiators' rejection of an attempt by Labor Minister John MacBeth to speed up the negotiating process. Union president Leonard Moynehan rejected Mr. MacBeth's request thai a general membership meeting planned for Thursday be held tonight. The meeting is to consider the TTC's final settlement offer made last weekend. Mr. Moynehan and hjs bargaining team already have said the offer is unsatisfactory. There is speculation that if union and management cannot reach a compromise or if the union rejects the latest TTC offer Thursday, Mr. Davis and his cabinet will recall the legislature in order to bring an end to the strike A spokesman for the premier declined Monday night to comment on such a possibility, but the sequence of events indicates to some observers that the premier is determined to end the stalemate by compulsory arbitration, if necessary, by the time students return to school after Labor Dav. Montreal traffic bumper-to-bumper MONTREAL (CP) Mon- treal was without public transportation this morning after all buses were pulled off the road because of picketing by striking maintenance Trudeau, Tanaka talks planned TOKYO (CP) Talks next month between Prime Minister Trudeau and Japanese Premier Kakuei Tanaka will range well beyond traditional economic in- terests, a senior Japanese official said today. Kiyohiko Tsurumi, deputy foreign affairs minister, said the two leaders will deal with expanded cultural and educational ties when they hold talks during Tanaka's Sept. 23-26 visit to Canada. It will be the first Canadian visit since Tanaka became Japanese premier in 1971. But Trudeau and Tanaka held brief talks last April in Paris while attending the funeral of President Georges Pompidou. Trade and economic matters will be a key concern during discussions in Ottawa, Tsurumi said in an interview But broader cultural ties will be emphasized. "This is important in estab- lishing the basis for closer relations between countries." He said Japan is expected to "make a donation" to the Les- ter Pearson World College in Canada and is interested in ex- panding Japanese studies at Canadian universities generally Reciprocal ex- changes by Canada are ex- pected. Tsurumi said no formal agreements are likely during Tanaka's visit but the talks probably will lead to agree- ments later. Japan wants to increase ties with Canada at all levels and looks forward to more ex- changes among Japanese businessmen, students and political leaders, he said Economic talks between Tanaka and Trudeau will focus largely on the broad Canadian goal of reducing the percentage of raw materials in its exports to Japan Raw materials, such as lumber, grain and minerals, accounted for more than 98 per cent of all Canadian shipments to Japan in 1973 Finished goods accounted for more than 72 per cent of all Japanese ex- ports to Canada in the same year workers. A transit commission spokesman said only 35 of 130 bus routes were in operation during rush hour after members of the 1.600 maintenance workers set up picket lines at city garages Following rush hour, the re- mainder of the force's buses were called in. he said, to avoid any violence "Some buses were stopped after they left garages and po- lice protection." the spokesman said, "and bodily threats ,were made to some drivers." One bus driver said he did not mind leaving his bus park- ed in the garage "I'm not interested in getting my nose punched in or my legs he said. The maintenance workers walked off the job Aug. 8 forc- ing closure ol the subway sys- tem. Complete breakdown ol the transit system led to huge traffic snarls in Montreal streets today Lines of traffic, four abreast, stretched bumper to bumper from downtown streets to the north end of the city as motorists wnded their way to work. A spokesman for Canadian National Railways said no ex- tra commuter trains were put into service but extra cars were being added trains A police spokesman said officers were sent to bus depots to protest buses but were making no attempt to break up the picket lines Catholic bishop attentive at population conference BUCHAREST (CP) Prob- ably the most persevering delegate attending the current world conference on popula- tion is a 56-year-old bishop from Canada who is the Vatican's chief representative at the two-week meeting here. Bishop Edouard Gagnon makes a point of sitting through as many speeches as possible at plenary sessions of the conference numerous other delegates ab- sent themselves out of sheer boredom if not for more reputable reasons. For Bishop Gagnon, a native of the Gaspe Peninsula com- munity of Port Daniel, Que., it's all part of a concerted ef- fort by the Holy See towards maximum knowledge about world opinion on the thorny issues of birth control and the population crisis. And Bishop Gagnon, who has been bishop of St. Paul, Alta., as well as currently be- ing rector of the Canadian College in Rome and representative of Canadian bishops at the Holy See, derives wry delight from com- ments by some conference ob- servers here that his state- ment of the Vatican's attitude on population incongruously resembled that of the Chinese Communists in some respects. His declaration, personally scrutinized by Pope Paul, was intended, Bishop Gagnon said in a Monday night interview, to reaffirm such values as the responsibility for life, the priority oi economic develop- ment and the redressing of the injustices and oppressions of past and present in resolving problems caused by the world's huge increase in pop- ulation 'Role of police forces lies in MONTREAL (CP) An American sociologist says the role of police forces lies more in their symbolic presence in creating the "appearance of a constraining moral order" than in any real crime deterrent value Peter Manning of Michigan State University, in a paper presented Monday to the 69th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, said a decrease or increase in the official crime rate serves merely to persuade the public that the police protect life and proper- ty "The police tend to 'drama- tize' by indirect or symbolic means and by their capture of criminals. They tend to seize on aspects of their work that can be publicly underscored and Prof Mann- ing said Repression might occur in situations where public dis- agreement on particular issues is high, where the laws are numerous and under close scrutiny and where the link between local government and the police is direct, he said Acid rain raising ecologists9 hackles OTTAWA (CP) As if there weren't enough pollution problems, the phenomenon of acid rain is raising new hackles in environmental circles. Acidic rain definitely disturbs the ecological balance, although little is yet understood about its potential harm, says Dr. Ted Munn of Toronto, a meteorologist with the federal Atmospheric En- vironment Service. That agency and the Canada Centre for Inland Waters at Burlington, Ont. are doing most of the Canadian research into the phenomenon, par- ticularly around Sudbury, Ont., where the tallest smelter stack in the world appears to be a cause of acidic rain. This type of rain or be partly responsible for reduced forest growth, for serious fish mortality and for damage to buildings and art forms, scientists believe. Normally, when water in the atmosphere is in equilibrium with prevailing carbon dioxide, precipitation will have a pH value (the concentra- tion of hydrogen ions) of about 5.7. Acidity is ex- pressed on a pH scale from zero to seven, with zero being strongly acidic and seven, neutral. Researchers in the northeastern United States have found, however, thai the annual acidity value of rain and snow in that highly industrialized area is about pH 4, higher than the national average. Individual storms have been recorded as acidic as 2.1, the acidity of vinegar. Dr. Munn explained that as industrial activity ex- pands, and as more plants use taller smokestacks fitted with precipitators to remove the larger par- ticles, sulphur dioxide may be injected more than feet into the air where it can be dispersed over wide areas. At this height, in the absence of equivalent amounts of alkaline substances to neutralize the acidity, considerable quantities of sulphur dioxide are converted to sulphuric acid, he said Acidic rain didn't appear to be as much of a problem before the tall stacks were built and while plants were still burning coal instead of oil or gas because the sulphur pollution fell to the land near the plant, much of it in particle form and as neutralized salts. Dr. Munn said he and colleagues were surprised when the U.S. Earth Resources Technology Satellite provided photographs showing a plume of smoke from the stack of the International Nickel Co. copper smelter at Sudbury had drifted hundreds of miles across northern Lake Huron and over Lake Michigan. ;