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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August News in brief Tropical storm on move MIAMI (AP) Tropical storm Carmen bore down on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica today, bringing with it heavy rains and the threat of floods. The season's third tropical storm had maximum sustain- ed winds of 50 miles an hour. The U.S. national hurricane centre in Miami predicted a gradual increase in size and strength. Karlv todav. Carmen was centred about 140 miles east southeast of Kingston, Jamai- ca. It was moving west at about 25 miles an hour and was expected to pass just south of the island today. Jamaica was warned to prepare for wind gusts of up to 60 m.p.h. A Havana radio broadcast, monitored in Miami, issued an alert for residents of eastern Cuba as the storm began pelting the island with heavv rains. Thailand finds offshore oil BANGKOK (AP) The Amoco Thailand Petroleum Co. has found oil in the Gulf of Thailand 180 miles south of Bangkok, a government of- ficial said today. Samarn Buravas. director- general of the department of mineral resources, said the I'.S. company made the dis- covery in early August. He said exploratory drilling is continuing. Spokesmen for Amoco were not available for comment. Three other oil companies Tenneco Thailand Inc., Union Oil Co. of Thailand and Continental Oil Co. of Thailand previously have discovered oil in the gulf. Thai newspapers say. B.C. sugar price climbs VANCOUVER (CP) The wholesale price of sugar in British Columbia jumped Thursday to a hundred- weight, a total increase of in three days. The B.C. Sugar Refining Co.. which announced the increase, said the price had already been raised Tuesday. Bill Davies. B.C. Sugar general sales manager, said the increase is due "to a world market that has gone com- pletely out of hand." "This is an unheard-of price, but sugar is now a sellers' he said. "If you want the product, you have to pay for it." He said a further increase next week cannot be ruled out. The wholesale price of sugar last year at this time was a hundred-weight. Patience Soviets say Ford ''misinformed' Ford reviewing amnesty suggestions Two fishermen wait quietly at Henderson Lake. Friday, hopeful of receiving a nibble on their line. Cloudy weather and a forecast of 65 high and 45 low may have cooled some enthusiasm for outdoor activities in Southern Alberta during the long weekend. MOSCOW (Reuter) The Soviet Union accused Presi- dent Ford today of a "regret- table inaccuracy" in saying the Russians have three operating naval bases in the Indian Ocean A commentator for the offi- cial Tass news the first major hint to appear here of Kremlin unease at the new- president's views on U.S. de- fence Ford "had been unfortunately misin- formed bv his start'." "There are neither three nor even one Soviet naval base in the Indian com- mentator Anatoly Krasikov said in response to a remark by Ford at a news conference last Wednesday. Ford said he favored the ex- pansion of naval facilities on the British Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. "I don't view this as any challenge to the Soviet Union, which is already operating three naval bases in the Indian Ocean." the president said. Flight safety threatened TORONTO (CP) Many hazardous substances, including radioactive packages not adequately wrapped, are being carried on passenger airliners, the CBC radio program As It Happens said Friday. In a half-hour show entitled Flying Time Bomb, pilots, flight attendants and United States officials were inter- viewed concerning flight safetv. The program recounted One incident in which Iridium 192, a radioactive substance, was transported in an inadequate- ly shielded package. A total of 157 passengers and 32 airline employees were exposed to radiation as the substance was carried on a Delta Airlines plane between Atlanta and Washington and on another to Baton Rouge, La., from Atlanta, the program said. WASHINGTON President Ford reviewed to- day Pentagon and justice department recommendations on how to deal W'ith United States military draft evaders and deserters. Attorney-General William Saxbe and Defence Secretary James Schlesinger delivered their suggestions on "earned re-entry" for young American war foes at a White House meeting. "The president will not let a lot of grass grow" before making up his mind on the amnesty issue, said presiden- tial press secretary Jerald terHorst. Although terHorst said that it will be "rather a short period" before a deci- sion is reached, no announce- ment is expected during the holiday weekend. The two cabinet officers co- ordinated justice department proposals for about draft dodgers subject to civilian law and defence department recom- mendations for about deserters under militar'- jurisdiction. The president's amnesty decision also will draw on opinions of the Selective Ser- vice and "a broad spectrum of interest groups" across the U.S., terHorst said Friday. The president scheduled an afternoon golf date at nearby Burning Tree in Maryland and then arranged to go by helicopter to the presidential retreat at Camp David. He will interrupt his holiday Mon- day to return to the White House to sign pension legislation. Ford said through a spokes- man Friday that he does not favor an added 10-cent-a- gallon -tax on gasoline because that would be "exorbitant, un- wise, and unnecessary." Ford travelled to Colum- bus, Ohio Friday to address the Ohio State University graduating class. While he was away, a seven-member delegation of Clergy and Laity Concerned turned over to special presidential assistant Theodore Marrs petitions bearing 52.000 signatures sup- porting "universal and uncon- ditional amnesty" for all Americans who resisted Viet- nam military duty. Marrs reminded the inter- faith organization in a friendly exchange outside the White House gates that Ford wants leniency for draft resistors but emphasized the middle- ground presidential policy of "no amnesty, no revenge." The organization was found- ed in the 1960s to express what it called moral opposition to U.S involvement in the In- dochina conflict. Press challenged at NDP meeting U.S. alien increase forces arrest change Psychiatric care recommended 4HandglinS ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) William Williams, convicted of extortion in connection with the kidnapping of Atlanta Con- Beth Johnson Says. We "progressive" Canadians have a penchant fpr laying aside the old and picking up the new Iron Skillets and dutch ovens ol bygone years have been re- placed by shiny, or colorful pots that clean easier or look pret- tier Yet enough inorganic iron was absorbed from iron pots to prevent anemia in most cases. Foods habits have changed. As new refined foods crowd onto the market they are hailed by busy mothers, brides that lack cooking finesse, bachelors and students as Yet every refined food has lost vai- uable nutrients during processing which enriching cannot duplicate. Trace minerals and vitamins were there when the food was in its natural state, and cannot be replaced because no scientist yet knows enough about quantities and kinds to cover for Mother Nature. Cars and motor bikes are so accessible that we forget our two feet made for walking, and not just walking to and from the bath- room, the table and the car. Excercise we must have. Pro- bably tho only hebit we have not changed to any great extent is that of eating practically the same amount of food our grandparents ate They worked hard physically to Survive, in most cases, and any excess of calories had little chance to be stored as fat The results are obvious, as. inspite of great medical advances, life ex- pectancy does not increase Courtesy-The Lethbridge Milk Foundation stitution editor Reg Murphy, was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge William O'Kelley recommended psychiatric treatment for Williams, con- victed earlier this month, but did not order it. Williams's lawyer, Tyrus Atkinson, who contended that Williams was mentally ill. had requested that the judge order psychiatric treatment for his client. Montreal rides stop MONTREAL (CP) This city will be without public transportation during the long Labor Day weekend as bus service ended Friday and the subway remained closed for the 25th consecutive day. Bus service was stopped at 10p.m. EOT Friday to enable supervisory personnel to repair the vehicles, overwork- ed since garage and maintenance workers walked out Aug. 7. The city followed the same procedure for the past two weekends. Although the Quebec government earlier this week appointed mediator Lucian Saulnier to meet both sides in the dispute, hope of im- mediate settlement did not appear. need curb' WINNIPEG (CP) The new president of the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs said Friday Canada needs tighter gun control laws and stiffer court penalities for offences involving firearms. Chief John Gregory of Vic- toria, elected at a convention to succeed Chief G. 0. Robinson of Halifax, told a news conference there are too many handguns "laying around in attics and bureau drawers." The 54-year-old chief said these weapons, commonly called Saturday night specials or widow makers, have no place in Canadian com- munities. He said they are often stolen from, homes and wind up in the hands of criminals. WASHINGTON (CP) A drastic increase in the number of illegal immigrants in the United States, coupled with a shortage of manpower and funds, has forced changes in federal efforts to apprehend aliens, an immigration of- ficial says. Some district offices of the U.S. immigration and natural- ization service are curtailing their requests for help from local law enforcement agen- cies in the capture and holding of individual illegal im- Agreement BELLAGIO, Italy (AP) West Germany and Italy reached a credit agreement today enabling Italy to borrow up to billion to aid its staggering economy. The agreement was an- nounced at a news conference by West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Italian Premier Mariano Rumor after two days of talks here. migrants, the official said. "We are concentrating our efforts in other more produc- tive areas." Vern Jervis, a spokesman for the service, said Friday. Jervis said local law- enforcement officials do not have the authority to pick up illegal aliens unless they have broken some law. But he said city and state police departments have been notifying the service when they became aware of illegal aliens after arresting them for some crime. Jervis said the service apprehended illegal immigrants in the last year, compared with the year before. He said the agency expects to apprehend close to one million this year. "But I doubt if we are apprehending a third of those who are coming Jervis said. He estimated six million to seven million illegal im- migrants are living in the United States, most of them from Mexico. KAMLOOPS. B.C. The New Democratic Party's annual policy convention got off to a rocky start Friday night when delegates questioned agenda items relating to Premier Dave Barrett and the media. Some delegates wanted the media barred from hearing the report of the treasurer and the provincial executive on Sunday and others were critical of the removal of a question period of the premier from Friday night's opening session. Hans Brown, former secretary of the party, said if the media was permitted to hear discussions on the reports, it would use the infor- mation against the party and the government. If the press was present some important criticisms might not come out. he said, and "a hostile press and media" would be providing ammunition for Social Credit leader Bill Bennett if reporters were admitted. One delegate said that by admitting the media, the par- ty would "telegraph all out- punches to our opponents" but another said the party is "an open book to the people of Tokyo bomb kills eight TOKYO (AP) Police searched today amid broken glass and rubble on a down- town Tokyo street for tiny parts of a time bomb which killed eight persons and in- jured an estimated 300 during the lunch hour Friday. Authorities said they have few clues as to who may have planted the bomb outside the headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a huge con- glomerate that is Japan's leading defence contractor. British Columbia and should stay that way." The amendment to bar the media was defeated by a vote ol 212 to 190. Agriculture Minister Dave Stupich syid the convention "is not an accountability convention for the premier it is an accountability conven- tion for a cabinet of 18 members." Kurds flee Iraq By JONATHAN BRODER PAVEH, Iran (AP) The newest refugees in the Middle East are the Kurds, fleeing by the thousands into western Iran to escape what some call a systematic Iraqi campaign to eradicate the Kurdish minority About 80.000 Kurds already live in a dozen squalid camps along the central Iraqi-Iranian frontier. Hundreds more slip across the border every day, relief officials say. "The Iraqi soldiers can't win against our guerrillas, so they destroying the Kur- dish civilians." said an elderly Kurd at the refugee camp near Paveh. The 70-acrc tent camp on the slopes of Mount Sariask holds refugees, mostly children, old people and women There are few men of lighting age. and the women say their men stayed behind to battle Iraqi soldiers and jets. Heavy fighting has been re- ported between the Iraqi mili- tary and the Kurdish Pesh Merga guerrillas since negotiations on an autonomous Kurdish state within Iraq broke down last March. About two million of Iraq's 10 million people are Kurds, a militant ethnic group concen- trated in northern Iraq. At. the camp hospital here several Kurdish guerrillas lay recovering from wounds suf- fered across the border. Almost all those in the camp, however, are civilians who made it to the border by foot or on donkeys. Some fled in carts or battered old cars. One group told how they fled tlieir homes in northeastern Iraq at night to escape Iraqi air attacks. Many who made it have smashed bones and scorched flesh. They now face new problems typical to refugees, including dysentery, ex- haustion, exposure and the possibility ol cholera. Arab economist rejects deficit payment idea UNITED NATIONS cAPi A leading Arab economist re- jects the idea that Arab oil countries should use part 01 the billion they expect to collect in the next 10 years to finance balance-of-payment deficits in industrialized countries. "Every possibility for development in the Arab world should be exhausted before t ry i ng to help developed countries." Abdul Aal al-Saghban. secretary- general 01 the Council of Arab Economic Unity, writes in the current issue of ('ores, a bimonthly review published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. If the principal Arab oil pro- ducers freeze production at 1972 levels and maintain the December. 1973. prices, their annual revenue will be about billion, he wrote. Assuming that the produc- ing states absorbs 60-70 per cent of this, he said, they will accumulate a surplus of billion to billion in the 1976-1985 decade, including past accumulations. NEED MILLION The and the World Bank estimate that billion will be needed by other Arab countries for development during that period But al- Saghban said the Arabs will reject any attempt by the World Bank, the Inter- national Monetary Fund or any other quarters to restrict their freedom to use and ad- minister their resources bas- ed on Arab priorities. Al-Saghban also rejected the idea that the accumulation of Arab funds and steep increases in oil prices have aggravated the international monetary crisis. The core of the problem, he wrote, lies wnh "the appearance of the American balance of payment deficit in the 1960s and the use ol speculative giant corpora- tion activities as a new s t r a te g y for investing American surpluses." British MPs seek vigilante force BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phont 329-4722 COLLEGE 1 4 4 LONDON (AP) A group of influential Conservative MPs said Friday night they have called for a volunteer force of civilian "law-and- order" wardens to help com- bat increasing violence in Britain. "I'm sickened by the grow- ing violence in this country said 71-year-old Harold Gurden, a longtime law-and-order hawk in the House of Commons and the mastermind of the plan. He said that the group of seven MPs first drew up the plan this summer. Conser- vative party officials said it is being studied by the party leadership for possible use if they win the expected fall election. The disclosure followed the emergence around Britain of an estimated 40 right-wing organizations of self-styled patriots ready to man essen- tial services if Britain is plunged into another winter of industrial chaos by labor strikes. The legislators' proposal is certain to sharpen the political controversy over the formation of the vigilante groups, some of them led by former army officers who include Sir Walter Walker, former commander of NATO's northern Hank. The Conservative MPs dis- sociated themselves from the so-called private armies, some of which are backed by big business. ANXIETY NOTED Airey Neave, 58, stressed: "I think there is a widespread anxiety in the country about the question of public order. "But what we're suggesting is a new volunteer force to work hand in hand with the police There's no question of strikebreaking." The force, the MPs said, would be unarmed and wear no uniform. It would be useful keeping order at trouble-pla- guod soccer matches and rock festivals, it said. Neave, a Second World War combat flyer captured by the Germans and who broke out of the maximum-security prison at Colditz Castle, told reporters: "I can assure you we're not advocating the setting up of any kind of SS (Nazi elite forces) in Britain." Riots at soccer games last weekend resulted in a young fan being stabbed to death at a match. Police and rock music fans clashed at a.i open-air music festival staged illegally in the grounds of Windsor Cas- tle outside London two days ago. Dozens of policemen and fans were injured and more than 200 youngsters arrested. EXCLUSIVE HOME OF THE WEEK DELIGHTFUL HOME on crescent in Northside located at 2406 8th Avenue. 3 bedrooms up, 1 down. Rumpus room with built-in sewing cup- board and indirect lighting. Large kitchen with covered patio at rear. Large pie shaped lot. Own- ers moving, priced at CALL ONE OF OUR AGENTS FOR A SHOWING. 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