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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE December News in brief Quiet greets new country PORT MORESBY Papua-New a country of 2.5 million persons on the eastern half of the island of New tiptoed into self government today after 100 years of colonial rule. But there was no dancing in the streets. In with bars closed Friday through Sunday by the most peo- ple stayed home. The normal- ly busy streets of Port Moresby and its bustling Koki market were deserted. A longtime Australian resi- dent here the biggest non-event in the country's That was exactly what Chief Minister Michael Somare wanted. Most people are op- posed to severing colonial ties with and the 37- yearold ex-journalist hoped the assumption of self- government would go off without incident. He expects bigger celebrations next May when a new constitution will be proclaimed before com- plete independence in September. The new country includes the Australian colony of Papua and also the territory of New which is governed by Australia under United Nations trusteeship and comprises the northeast quarter of the island and the Bismarck islands. Getty ransom prepared ROME Gail mother of missing J. Paul Getty said today the Getty family is prepared to pay the ransom demanded by the kidnappers. Mrs. Harris did not specify how much this is but her law- Giovanni said it is or the mil- lion the kidnappers were earlier reported appeared more than four months ago but it was initially believed his abduction might be a hoax. But the affair began to be taken seriously when an ear said to be cut from the youth was received by a Rome newspaper last month. J. Paul Geity dis- Snow halts Italian traffic ROME Much of central and southern Italy was under an early snow blanket today as Rome and Naples had the coldest first day of December in a century. Road and train traffic was seriously disrupted A brief snowfall sprinkled Rome in the early morning for the second time in four days an early winter record for the city's palm-fringed hills. Train traffic between the north and south was halted for several hours because of heavy drifts on the tracks in the Florence area. Road traf- fic was halted or moved at a snail's pace over most roads and superhighways in Tuscany Papadopoulos free to move ATHENS The new Greek regime does not plan to prosecute deposed president George an offi- cial source said today. The 54-year-old former colo- who led the 1967 military coup and headed the govern- ment until he was overthrown last is no longer under house arrest and is free to move around. But he remain- ed in his rented seaside villa 20 miles from Athens because is afraid something might happen to a source close to his family said. His future plans are not known. Despite several leniency measures adopted earlier this several hundred per- sons are being kept in Athens jails by the new regime of President Phaedon Gizikis. Suspected leftist students are still being hunted down by the security police. Victoria pressmen strike VICTORIA Pressmen employed by Vic- toria Press Ltd. went on strike early halting publica- tion of the morning which serves the greater Vic- toria area and northern Van- couver Island centres. The walkout by members of the Printing Pressmen's Union came shortly after mid- night when their contract with the which also publishes the evening expired. Wheat record forecast LONDON World wheat production will hit a record 338 million tons this 13 million tons more than the Inter- national Wheat Council es- timated Friday It said in a communique after a council session here that the estimates does not include production in China. The council said trade in wheat during the year had reached 67.3 million reducing stocks in the main wheat -production countries the Eu- ropean Common Market and the United about 29 million tons. BEB88E MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-0821 82 12c STREET NORTH Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS Houston-Bob Houston oilman and a key figure in bringing major league baseball to the city. St. Virgin Islands- Ian Victor inter- nationally-known yachtsman and Second World War British stabbed to death outside his apartment. Montreal-C. An- well known lawyer and federal department of munitions and supplies worker between 1941- 44. major league baseball player with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox during the 1920s. By BOB DUVAL KEY REALTY INSURANCE REALTOR INTEREST UP Are you waiting until interest rates drop before you buy a Do you think that this will save you The home you have your eye on will cost you more in monthly payments two years from even if the interest rate drops one per cent. For take a home that costs With a down payment and financed with a 25 the monthly payment would be But two years from now. if prices keep rising at the average the now home would likely cost the interest rate decreased to not only would the down pay- ment be but the monthly payment would increase to If the interest rate stayed at the payment would come to it's obvious that the overall value of the home- not the interest the biggest impact on your monthly payment. If there is anything we can do to help you in the field of real please phone or drop in at KEY REALTY 1524 9lh Avenue Lelhbrldge. Phone 328-6G71. we're here to Walking Commons puts trim on Christmas wrap-up OTTAWA The Com- highballing on a downhill stretch en route to a parliamentary cleanup by carried a load of legislation nearer to comple- tion this week. Part of the package was Justice Minister Otto Lang's controversial wiretap which reaches its destination Tuesday when the House votes on a series of amendments. The bill basically would out- law all private electronic eavesdropping while controll- ing police use of bugs. Earlier this the government's foreign invest- ment bill received third the last step before Senate approval and royal as- sent make the bill law. This would set up an emergency to screen foreign investment and also would control expansion of foreign interests already here. A third piece of legislation received second com- Transit strike hurts Edmonton business EDMONTON Edmonton's transit the third in its will last at least to the beginning of next week. Bargainers won't meet until Monday. Bill a representative for Local 569 of the Amalga- mated Transit said Friday night he had received a call from George the city's acting chief commis- requesting a meeting Monday. fact that a meeting time has been established is an indication that at least we can review properly our Mr. Mack said. Meanwhile the which entered its third day took its first toll on downtown employees when a fashion said it was lay- ing off six employees because of lack of business SALES PLUMMET took in Tuesday and said manager Arlene McCloy. our sales were down to Mrs. McCloy said the store has been hard hit by the strike because it caters to older peo- ple who rely on buses to get downtown. n-2xt we will have to lay off more of our 17 This is the first time Edmontonians have ex- perienced a winter transit strike. Temperatures Friday remained near zero. The city-owned transit system normally handles about trips a up to 30 per cent of them during morning and evening rush hours. During the first day of the rush hour traffic was badly snarled and police had their hands full. The situation Friday wasn't much said Sgt. W. W. Smith of the traffic division. MAKE A FORTUNE IN REAL ESTATE Properly values and rent incomes continue lo skyrocket Real Estate investment offers greater opportunities than ever Now is the time to start Thousands throughout Canada owe their success in large mea- sure to our ten-week knowledge-packed Canadian Real Estate Home Study Course IT MAV BE THE KEY TO YOURS tuition fully lax For brochure clip and mill with your nama and address THE CANADIAN PROPERTY MANAGERS ASSOCIATION 775 Street _____ K1P5A7 ________________ VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS 904 7th Avenue S. Phone 329-4545 MONDAY and TUESDAY AFTERNOON EFFECTIVE 12 tO 6 p.m. CHUCK ROAST or STEAKS _ CANADA GRADE A...................................ib.74C BEEF SAUSAGE A BULK HAMBURGER AA EXTRALEAN Ib.liUU CHICKENS 4 Ib. CROSS RIB ROASTS f-BONE CANADA GRADE A................................. Ib. 1 .OU Mfiwiril SMM Plvs Off on All C-P Cookid Mutt mittee approval and third reading within hours. This was Finance Minister John Turner's proposed amendment to the federal-provincial fiscal arrangements and fiscal revisions acts as well as the Income Tax Act. The bill would alter the country's equalization payments structure by broadening the tax base with the addition of school taxes. It is estimated this will give seven provinces an extra million annually to share. All provinces except On- tario. Alberta and British Columbia are recipients under the equalization plan. The bill also would extend the current federal aid program for post-secondary education to March from March 1974. Ottawa decided to extend the plan after the provinces rejected a new federal formula. Nova not a partici- pant in the 1972 fiscal is to be reinstated for 1973. The province was cut after it changed its tax rate and no longer met the federal tax- sharing criteria A final effect of the bill would allow Ottawa to reclaim from Quebec an amount equivalent to tax concessions granted that province in lieu of federal youth allowance payments. Spacecraft bucking radiation MOUNTAIN Calif. Pioneer 10 is bucking increased storms of radiation as it plunges faster and faster toward an encounter with the planet Jupiter Monday. Late the unmanned space ship's instruments began measuring a long- awaited increase in Jupiter's magnetic field strength. At the same the number and intensity of electrons and charged increasing. This indicated the spacecraft is pushing into belts of potentially damaging radiation girdling Jupiter that mission.scientists say could spoil man's first close-up view ol the solar system's largest planet. spacecraft is per- forming said Dr. Robert Pioneer 10 mission commen- tator. Friday controllers turned on Pioneer's instru- ment that measures ul- iniviolet radiation coining I rim the planet's atmosphere nu il eiinliaht Edward M. Kennedy Jr. walks with the aid of crutches as he leaves Georgetown Hospital in Woohlrnrl-rtn CH_ I I I VIU J was accom- panied by his Sen. Edward M. and mother left. The Kennedy boy has been fitted with a temporary artificial limb. He suffered bone cancer in the right leg which was amputated. Skylab 3 crew look for 'klunk' HOUSTON The Sky- lab 3 astronauts have been put on the alert for a repeat of a sound that briefly vibrated a section of their space station. Neither the astronauts nor mission control were particu- larly concerned about the noise. But they would like to know what caused it. Commander Gerald Carr was conducting systems tests in the Apollo command ship Friday when he felt a slight shaking. The the astronauts' ferry back to is attached to one end of the 118-foot-long station. Lewis seeks oil utility WINNIPEG New Democrat Leader David Lewis says his party will not agree to the minority government proposal to end the export tax on oil and lift the price freeze on oil products Jan. 31. will not acquiesce in the lifting of the export nor the removal of the price he told the Manitoba NDP convention today. we demand that the freeze on oil prices be made mandatory rather than voluntary and that prices be allowed to rise only when they can be justified by increased production Withdrawal of NDP support in the Commons over the issue could threaten the minority Liberal government unless the Conservatives support the Liberals. The NDP leader said his party is ready to fight the next election campaign oh the energy showing the pub- lic the oil in cahoots with Liberals and have created the total- ly unnecessary crisis this energy-rich nation He disputed what he called the myth spread by the oil companies and Lougheed of that oil companies need high prices to pay for exploration. In he Imperial Oil spent million on explora- tion in 2.8 per cent of revenue. The figure in 1971 was 1.6 per cent. The oil companies are doing less drilling now than in he said. His solution to the price oil industry in this country must become a public utility to serve the needs and tne future of ail cannot be left to the oil lobby and their political friends in Edmonton and Ot- boss pledges to talk WASHINGTON Egil who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the Ellsberg says he will tell the Watergate grand jury what he knows about it. And U.S. District Judge John Sirica will begin listen- ing to the White House Watergate tapes Monday in preparation for sending them to the grand jurors. the White House said special counsel Fred Buzhardt remains in charge of the Watergate case for President although changes are being made in the legal staff. is the former boss of the White House unit which authorities say burgled the of- fice of Daniel Ellsberg's psy- chiatrist two years ago. He pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of conspiring to violate the civil rights of the Dr Lewis Field- ing. The maximum penalty would be 10 years in jail and a fine. U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell said he will pass sentence in six or seven weeks. CHARGES DROPPED In return for the special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski agreed to drop two earlier federal charges of lying to the grand jury. Krogh agreed to co-operate with Jaworski and to give and truthful disclosure of all rele- vant information and documents in his pos- He asked to be excused from testifying until after he has been to avoid the impression he was seeking to get off lightly. Jaworski agreed to this. In Los District At- torney Joseph Busch said he plans to call Krogh as a witness in the burglary and conspiracy trial of John former White House domestic and plumbers Howard Hunt and Gordon Liddy. The trial is set for Dec. 19. Whelan wants more farmers GUELPH. Ont. Federal Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Friday he is worried that tarming alone may no longer be able to supp- ly the manpower needed for Canada's growing food in- dustry. He told the Guelph branch of the Ontario Institute of Agrologists that while 40 per cent of Canadajs labor force is engaged in jobs related to the food less than 10 per cent of the national work force is composed of farmers MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 1st Ave.S. Phone 328-8896 and Home Owner RUGSHAMPOOERS FLOOR SANDERS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY Carpet PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. SPECIAL AWARD PRESENTATION Pictured above left is Mr. Peter General Manager of Chinook Beverages being presented the Pepsi Cola gold plaque award for sales by Mr. Joachim district manager of Pepsi Cola Canada Ltd. The Gold Plaque is a follow up of the Bronze Plaque awarded in the early which Chinook Beverages was presented with in 1968 and 1969 and the Silver Plaque in 1970 and 1971. The Gold Plaque Award pictured above was presented to CHINOOK BEVERAGES LTD. For It's Increasing High.Level Per Capita attained across Canada ;