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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD WwJimday, August 28, 1974 News In brief Israelis chase Soviet ship f 9 Soviet space flight cut short British Campaign TEL AVIV (Reuter) A Soviet minesweeper sailed to within 2Vz miles of the Israeli- occupied Sinai coast today but turned back when an Israeli gunboat signalled her to with- draw military sources said The incident was the latest in a series involving a Soviet flotilla now at the southern end of the Gulf of Suez to help clear mines from the Suez canal area Two Soviet minesweepers opened up with waterhoses Tuesday on two small Israeli gunboats at the mouth of the canal, a curious encounter re- vealed in light-hearted fashion by Defence Minister Shimon Peres I MOSCOW (AP) Less than 40 hours after they were hurtled into earth orbit, two Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz 15 spaceship are preparing to re- turn to earth, Tass reported today The Soviet news agency said cosmonauts Gennady Sarafanov and Lev Demin made many approaches to the orbiting unmanned Salyut 3 laboratory "made observations of the approach to the and in- spected the other spaceship, sent up June 25 But there was no explanation why Sarafanov and Demin did not dock Soyuz 13 to Salyut 3 and go aboard the space lab, which earlier an- nouncements indicated would be done Tass said Under the program of the second day, the cosmonauts made ex- periments to perfect the technique of piloting the ship in different flight regimes "According to reports of the crew and data of telenu ric information, the cosmonauts feel well The crew is concluding the flight and is preparing the spaceship for the return to earth The Salyut-3 station continues the flight in the automatic regime on the pre-set program amid date controversy LONDON (CP) Britain's political parties started cam- paigning for the next general election today amid a controversy over whether a cabinet minister inadvertent- ly disclosed the election day as Oct 3 No date for the election has been announced by the Labor government Employment Secretary Mi- Moroccan rebels executed RABAT (Reuter) Seven spring last year defence law- men have been executed by firing squad for their part in an armed uprising against King Hassan of Morocco in the yers said today The uprising was alleged to have been masterminded by leftist emigres who wanted to overthrow the king Ethiopian bus firm seized ADDIS ABABA (AP) -The Ethiopian armed forces na- tionalized the country's largest bus company Tuesday, accusing the shareholders, mostly relatives of Emperor Haile Selassie, of using the company to enrich themselves illegally An announcement by the military broadcast on radio and television, said the value of bus company stock had been deliberately inflated so that nobody' except members of the royal family and a few prominent officials" could af- ford to buy shares Snowmobile data released OTTAWA (CP) More than half of last winter's fatal snowmobile accidents resulted from collisions with other vehicles, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday There were 127 deaths dur ing the winter season, the same as during the previous winter The number of ac- cidents was down to 109 from 119 "Inflation attack needed' HALIFAX (CP) Progres- sive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said Tuesday there have been no indications since the Jul> 8 federal elec- tion that the Liberal govern merit is exercising the sub- stantial mandate" it won at the polls An immediate attack on worsening inflation is need ed urgently but there have been no signs of action from federal authorities Mr Stan field said in an interview chael Foot denied he told a re- porter from the Press Associ- ation, Britain's domestic news agency, that a majority of cabinet ministers favor holding an election Oct 3, a Thursday In the coming weeks, there is going to be a general elec- tion and I don't think anyone doubts Foot said "But I don't know of any specific date being fixed The Press Association re- porter said he was "flabber- gasted" by the denial, saying "I have the date in my note- book A fall election has been pre- dicted since February when Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Labor party formed a minority government Oct 3 has been widely predicted as the date for the election, with Oct 10 also being mentioned In any case, the parties are off and running with their campaigns The Labor party opened a ilSO.OOO advertis- ing campaign with the slogan, "Britain will win with Labor The Conservative party said it will soon announce new pol- icies for bringing down the cost of housing, expected to be a major issue in the cam- paign Liberal Leader Jeremy Thorpe began a five-day tour of Western England to seek votes from Britons on vaca- tion there The means of coping with the country's problems is ex- pected to be the main election campaign issue The problems include an inflation rate near- ing 20 per cent, a trade deficit of about billion billion) a year and potential labor unrest Traffic tie-ups plague Toronto Man shoots sons, self VANCOUVER Two voung bovs aged about 5 and 7 and a man thought to be their lather were found dead of gunshot at the north end of Gambler Island Tuesday RCMP said Police said the deaths arc thought to be a murder suicide committed the man in his early 30s with a high powered rifle Beginning Canadian tour Paula Byron, right, of Santa Barbara, Calif, leads a cheery wave to Lethbndge from members of the tour- ing Gazebo Theatre Company Tuesday The bus load of performers en route to Banff, stopped over here to announce their approaching Yates Memorial Centre production of Godspell They were welcomed by mayor Andy Anderson and other community officials. The pop musical based on the New Testament book of Mat- thew will be performed Sept 5, 6 and 7 Advance tick- ets are available from Leister's TORONTO (CP) Traffic tie-ups continue to plague mo- torists and pedestrians as a strike by transit workers continues But on a television show Tuesday night, Toronto Mayor David Combie made public Premier William Davis s proposal to end the 16-day-old strike by asking the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employees to return to work immediately with a 12- per-cent interim pay raise dam endangers quality of Lake Winnipeg' Waldheim in hospital NEW YORK Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim has been ad- mitted to Doctor's Hospital for treatment of severe gas- tritis, a UN spokesman said today He was reported in good condition and is expected to be discharged within one or two days Military takes over airline LISBON (Reuter) Por- tugal s strike bound civil air- line TAP was put under military control today Information Minister Jose Sanches Osono announced on television that the govern- ment considers the function- ing of the airline to be in dispensable to the national economy and to the regular return of Portuguese forces from Guinea (Bissau) Heroic beer drinkers 'helping fellow men' CHIVENOR England (AP) Airmen at the RAF base here are on a party-a-mght binge to drink all the beer on the base before it closes next month The beer is already said an officer "If we don t drink it all up it will be sold into a central fund and someone else will profit from it I m a gin and tonic man normally, but I'm doing mv bit tor mv fellow men The men refused to say how much remains to be drunk A sergeant said several of the base's best drinkers have been transferred, but he foresees no real problem We re working he said Body found in Bow River Wenner-Gren empire under investigation CALGARY (CP) The ful- ly clothed body of a woman who police said was about 50 vears of age was recovered from the Bow River in down town Calgary Tuesday after noon No foul play is suspected in her death but police have ask- ed Calgary residents to help find out the woman's identity Knievel threatens to quit BOISE, Idaho (AP) Pro moters of Evel Knievel's Sept 8 rocket leap over the Snake River Canyon threatenec Tuesday to cancel the event il the state grants rights tc televize it live The state land board meeting in emergency session, called for an auctior today for national televisior rights after CBS Sports entered a bid of for rights to a live telecast of the jump BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Death THE CANADIAN PRESS Strasser, 76, prominent Nazi publicist who broke with Adolph Hitler over party ideology VANCOUVER (CP) Two Swedish lawyers Tuesday were asking local businessmen about the rem- nants of a Swedish financier's one time dream for an in dustnal empire in the British Columbia hinterland The lawyers are acting in a major criminal trial that began four months ago in Stockholm to determine whether associates of the late Dr Axel Wenner-Gren diverted lunds from his Stockholm charitable founda- tion into business ventures around the world It was in the late 1950s that Dr Wenner Gren astounded the B C public with his billion northern development Infant the modacnjir wig fibre horn Monsanto Re-styles like real hair, heat resistant and fuzz-proof 1 Year Manufacturers Quality Guarantee' 'New Trend' 'Petite Una1 JUst 3 of the many wig styles available at (T1ERLE nORfDfln COSMETIC. BOUTIQUE d 'fs W i P n Collage Mall Phone 328-1525 scheme that included a proposed monorail extension of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Although the nearest legacy of that dream turned out to be his Alweg monorail in Seattle, Wash his other dealings were far from pipedreams Wenner Gren interests, un- til expropriated by B C Hydro were the major force behind early development proposals for what became the W A C Bennett Dam The Stockholm trial centres on a charitable foundation that Dr Wenner Gren and his late wife established in 1937 to promote scientific endeavors Swedish prosecutor Thorsten Rosenberg said three persons have been charged with "disloyalty" to the foundation, one of them being Berger Stnd, who was a close associate of Dr Wenner Gren in his B C dealings Mr Rosenberg said the charges amount to allegations that certain members of the foundation's board of direc- tors defrauded the multi- million dollar institution to the point that it is now bankrupt The prosecution contends the tax free status of the foundation was violated because Mr Stnd and others were using some of the funds to promote business ventures in several countries, including Canada WINNIPEG (CP) Dr Dale Heneger, chief of fisheries for the North Dakota state game and fish department, said Tuesday the possibility exists that the Garrison diversion project could result in Lake Winnipeg becoming "a second Lake Erie Dr Heneger said Canadian limnologists must study effects of the multi million dollar North Dakota project before irrigation begins If Canadian scientists can say the Garrison project will significantly effect Manitoba waters and can back this up with evidence, then the pro ject would not proceed as has been proposed "The United States is not going to do anything to jeopar- dize Canada he said "But damage might be done unknowingly He said American scientists haven't got the data to say with 95 per cent confidence that no harm will be done to Manitoba rivers and lakes There haven t been that many good studies on water quality and the water has to be protected "You can't do a study in six months or a he said "However, I think scientists and Canadians will be able to block completion of the pro- ject until an accurate assess- ment is made Dr Heneger said he couldn t understand why the International Joint Com- mission responsible for water shared by the United States and Canada hasn't become actively involved in investigations and negotiations surrounding the project Nothing has been done to study the native organisms of North Dakota and Manitoba he said Computers had pro- jected the amount of dissolved solids that will flow in the rivers but the number is 'a ball park figure" and subject to possible variation French president makes plea for European unity PARIS (Reuter) Presi dent V'alery Giscard d'Estamg, in a surprising echo of past French attitudes toward the United States, has called for a Common Market summit meeting to encourage European unity because Europe can rely only on itself The summit-call, made dur- ing a television address Tues- day night three months after Giscard d'Estamg took office, had been long expected But the president's reasons for making it have caused a stir He said he has been struck by the lack of the word 'Europe" during speeches by former president Nixon and President Ford during the U S presidential changeover The remark smacked of the often-caustic criticisms by Michel Jobert, the late Presi- dent Pompidou's foreign minister During the October Middle East war Jobert said the U S and the Soviet Union treated Europe as a "non person The president's statement was seen here as all-the-more surprising because of his work to improve relations with Washington since taking of- fice Up to Tuesday night, he had dropped the habit of past French governments of finding fault with a good deal of U S foreign policy retroactive to July 1 The increase would serve as an interim settlement and would not affect any final pay agreement reached between the TTC and members of Divi- sion 113 Amalgamated Tran- sit Union (ATU) the mayor said Mr Crombie said the pro- posal called for apomtment of a special investigator who would report within 10 days on the reasons for the breakdown last Sunday night in mediated negotiations between the two sides The investigator's report would form the basis for a new round of negotiations he said Should those talks break down the investigator's recommendations would be the basis of a forced settlement Mr Davis said, after pre- senting the proposal to the un- lon at closed meetings Tuesdav, that it was a suggestion a way or means by which this dispute can be brought to a reasonable conclusion He told ATU leaders and TTC commissioners whom he met later to keep its details secret TTC Chairman Karl Mallette said he did not know how Mr Combie obtained his information, 'but he's just as wrong as any of the other reports Leonard Moynehan, presi- dent of striking Division 113, said all parties had given their word to Mr Davis they would keep the proposal in strict confidence Mayor Crombie said later he did not know the proposal was secret when he read it tc the audience on the show U.S. embargo of Cuba reviewed POX KILLS NEW DELHI (Reuter) Nearly people have died of smallpox in India this year About were reported Tuesday to have died in Bihar state WASHINGTON (AP) The Ford administration is reas- sessing the long-standing United States policy of sup- port for the hemispheric em- bargo of Cuba, diplomatic in- formants say Lawyer says U.S. authorities seized client on Canadian soil ELAINE, Wash A United States customs agent says a U S army deserter who is a landed immigrant in Canada was seized in an international park at the Peace Arch The lawyer for the deserter says the park is not international territory and his client was seized illegally in Canada by U S officials Ronald James Anderson, 31, was seized last Saturday at the border He was transferred Monday to the stockade at Fort Lewis, Wash near Tacoma, while the U S army prepares charges of his being absent without leave The incident has resulted in a controversy over the alleged violation of Canadian sovereignty and Anderson's lawyer, Don Rosenbloom of Vancouver, says he is seeking his client's release from jail on the grounds he was illegally arrested on Canadian soil by U S officials A U S customs agent disagreed with Rosenbloom's interpretation of the incident "It's an international park at the Peace said agent Ed Kennedy Replied Rosenbloom "There is a park, all right and the border goes right through it There is no international zone, no no man's land Anderson's lawyers say there are half a dozen witnesses and at least one photograph which establish that he was at least 25 feet north of the Peace Arch when he was caught and hauled back by U S customs officers Anderson's wife, Marion, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that after the incident she was told by one of the U S border guards "Frankly, I think they're going to let him go because he was taken 25 feet on the other side of the Peace Arch, on the Canadian side However, she said that when she tried to get the man's name the next day, 'They really gave me the run around Marjone Singer of Seattle Anderson's U S lawyer said she may file a motion for habeas corpus in U S district court, charging that her client was arrested illegally Anderson's mother, Betty Peterson of Poulsbo, Wash said her son and his wife have obtained landed immigrant status in Canada and were planning to become Canadian citizens He was working as a carpenter in Mission, B C STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 13rd St. S. 327-3024 ;