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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, News In brief Tunis won't try hijackers BEIRUT (Reuter) Tuni- sian President Habib Bourguiba was quoted Sunday as saying that his government would not put on trial four Palestinian guerrillas who hi- jacked a British airliner to Tunis last month. Moreover, the hijackers would not be handed over to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) without their consent, the Tunisian leader said in .an interview in Tunis with the Lebanese daily, Al-Anwar. He added that if the guer- rillas expressed a wish to re- join the PLO "then we would agree to handing them over." Crew killed in jet crash STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) All three crew members died when a Northwest Airlines 727 charter jet crash- ed in a storm while en route to pick up the Baltimore Colts football team. No passengers were aboard. The plane was bound Sunday night for Buffalo, N.Y., from Kennedy Airport in New York City. Voting favors coal pact CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Rank-and-file members of the United Mine Workers (UMW) union'in the U.S. are voting for the first time in the union's 84-year history on a coal contract negotiated by their leaders. Early returns favored approval. Three union locals in Penn- sylvania accepted the pact Sunday by a 422-313 margin. Voting by some locals was to continue today and Tuesday, and complete results were not expected until Tuesday Wednesday. or 485 die in U.S. on weekend NEW YORK (AP) At least 485 persons were killed in traffic accidents during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. A heaw snow storm with high winds, freezing tempera- tures and lashing rains hit the eastern half of the U.S. Sun- day creating hazardous driv- ing conditions and increasing the chance of serious traffic accidents. French mail moving again PARIS (Reuter) Regular mail deliveries resumed today for the first time in more than six weeks after a crippling strike by many of France's postal workers. However, it may take up to two months to catch up on a backlog of letters and parcels which has piled up at post of- fices and airports. Ford to tell of meeting WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford holds tonight his first news conference since returning from the Soviet Union with a tentative nuclear arms agreement. The meeting with reporters, to be televised nationally in the U.S., raises an opportunity WINTER GAMES And YOU! From will host Canada .Wirrtif Garoei you aa citizen have unique opportunity to enaure the of Jhe by volunteering your aaaittance. Some of the volunteer cate- gories which need your help n Timekeepers n Scorers LJ Announcers D Ham Operators C Dispatchers D Switchboard Operators D Information Booth Work D Results Network Staff D Doctors D Nurses D St John's Ambulance [1 Physiotherapist D Bilingual j Secretarial Z2 Office Assistance D Athlfte Registration G Runners CD Drive Car D Drive Truck n Drive Bus O Warehouse Help D Baggage Handlers D Mantling, Dismantling Equip. D Facilities Maintenance G Janitorial p linen Staff K, Seamstress D Z! Busboys and Gids H! Security Staff [Jibbers Bearers Bell Boyi and Girls Volunteers are required in each of Ihe 13 and m to 9 total of nearly For more Information and to volunteer, diet operator (0) and atk lor ZENITH 66-100 TOLL.FREE-tsllert from the or 327-0626 (Lethbridga or contact the coordinator in your region. hungi Indians may face charges writing script J for occupation for stripper for Ford to give the public the first specific details of the agreement he worked out in Vladivostok with Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev. Inspectors' talks resume OTTAWA (CP) Media- tion talks in the primary products inspectors' dispute were to resume today after breaking off Sunday night with what a spokesman said were "no developments of any consequence." The dispute, which involved striking federal employ- ees, is being mediated by Tom O'Connor of Toronto, who was appointed last Thursday. Tanaka successor TOKYO (AP) Outgoing Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka and other leaders of Japan's ruling Liberal- Deroocratic party agreed to- day on Takeo Niki, 67, as Tanaka's successor. But Fi- nance Minister Masayoshi Ohira and his supporters de- manded a party election. Rommel's son is mayor STUTTGART, West Ger- many (AP) Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's son Manfred became Stuttgart's mayor to- day after winning a runoff election. During his campaign Rommel avoided reference to his father, the Second World War commander known js the Desert Fox for the exploits of his tank legions in North Africa. But political observers in this southwest German industrial city said the late field marshal's reputation was his son's most effective campaign asset. Bombers end strike LONDON (AP) Irish bombers Dolours and Marion Price have ended a hunger strike they began 48 hours earlier to protest the British government's refusal to transfer them to a prison in Northern Ireland. BOSTON (AP) Representative Wilbur Mills says he's going to make his stripper Fanne Foxe, a movie star with a film he wrote himself called It's Not Burlesque. And he has got himself into a flap with actress Shirley MacLaine after calling her a flop. The Arkansas Democrat made a weekend trip to Boston where Miss Foxe, whom he called "my little Argentina closed out a two-week engagement. He appeared briefly on stage with her Saturday night and later said: "This won't ruin me. Nothing can ruin me." "I've been an angel to a lot of Mills said Sunday in an Associated Press interview. In stating he was going to make a star of Miss Foxe, he said: "She's better than Gypsy Rose Lee." Mills, chairman of the House of Representatives ways and means committee, said he had launched the careers of 14 or 15 performers but he declined to name them. "I'm always interested in a piece of property. The last one flopped. Shirley MacLaine he said. He would not explain the statement or say whether he had sponsored Miss MacLaine. Meredyth Clarke, Miss MacLaine's personal secretary, said she reached the actress in New York and asked her about Mills's statement. She said Miss MacLaine denied ever having anything to do with him. "I called Shirley and she the secretary said. "She thought it was very funny and said: 'What Wilbur wanted me to do was flop on him but I'm not a midnight swimmer.'" Miss Clarke said Miss MacLaine's reply was intend- ed as a joke, and that Mills had never made a suggestive comment to the actress. Mills also said in the interview that he had written a takeoff on former president Richard Nixon which he has submitted to Lew Wasserman of Universal City in California. Wasserman could not be reached for com- ment. He is chairman of the board of MCA, Inc., the parent firm of Universal Pictures. Miss Foxe's stand at the Pilgrim Theatre was her first since the tidal basin incident. Mills was first spotted Sunday by an AP reporter as he peered from behind a backstage door, wearing large dark glasses. He told the reporter he was trying to escape unnotic- ed from the theatre following an article in the Boston Sunday Herald Advertiser reporting on his visit. He confirmed that he had appeared on stage after Miss Foxe told the audience: "I'd like you to meet somebody. Mr. Mills, Mr. Mills, where are Mills was led on stage and left minutes later, arm in arm with the 38-year-old stripper. Mills, who appeared Sunday to have trouble with his balance and asked for a chair while being photographed, said he was under heavy sedation for a heart condition. He said it was his second attack. Asked about his medication, he said: "I don't know what it is but it makes me drunk." Soviets launch manned spaceship CALGARY (CP) The two-day occupation of the department of Indian affairs office ended here Saturday, but Indian Affairs Minister Judd Buchanan refused Sun- day to rule out the possibility that the leaders of the occupa- MOSCOW (Reuter) The Soviet Union today launched a two-man spaceship to test new systems and prove that all is ready for next summer's planned space link-up with U.S. astronauts. Soyuz 16 was the fourth Rus- sian proving flight within the past 12 months in preparation for the historic international docking in July, 1975, observers said. Tass news agency announc- ed the launching only one hour and 19 minute after blast-off, an indication of Soviet con- fidence in its launching techniques and rocket safety. It said two experienced space fliers had taken Soyuz 16 up to test on-board systems which had been improved to meet the demands of joint flight. Today's launch announce- ment did not refer to the possibility of Soyuz-16 docking in space. But the Russian Salyut 3 spacelab is still circling the globe with all systems func- tioning in an orbit which might be used for docking. Soyuz 15, launched just over three months ago, failed to dock with Salyut 3 due to a fault in its sensor apparatus and came down at night for the first time in the history of Soviet manned space flight. U.S. officials have express- ed confidence in the Soviet spaceship despite this and earlier mishaps. Tass said Soyuz 16 was identical to the space vehicle that will join U.S. cosmonauts in space, suggesting that, Soyuz 16 might be the last in the proving all goes well this time. The Soviet Soyuz will be the passive partner in the docking procedure. The U.S. Apollo spacecraft will carry out the approach leading to docking. This minimizes the Soviet contribution to achieving a stable orbit and locking with the U.S. ship. During the space link-up a U.S. astronaut will change places with a Russian by crawling through a connecting tunnel. Soviet cosmonauts, as an emergency procedure, are be- ing taught to land at U.S. system. The Russians usually come down on land. Soyuz 16 is manned by Anatoly Filipchenko and Nikolai" Rukavishnirov, both tion would be charged by the RCMP. The minister, in an inter- view prior to a Liberal party fund-raising dinner, said the occupation "was rife with illegal acts." He also refused to say Mimro man: SIU money returned TORONTO (CP) Joseph Kostyk, chief fund-raiser for Labor Minister John Munro in the 1974 federal election, said Sunday a cheque from the Kidnap suspects facing deportation PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B: (CP) man and two youths in jail here Sunday night are expected to appear today for extradition hearings in the ab- duction at gunpoint of an el- derly Boston-area in- dustrialist, rescued by RCMP as his captors checked into a motel in Edmundston, N.B. during the weekend. An RCMP spokesman said Sunday he doubted the three will face any Canadian charges but said they likely would appear in court today on an extradition request from U.S. authorities. Gaylen McLaughlin, 62, was abducted by three hitch- hikers he picked up in New Hampshire while driving to spend a Thanksgiving weekend with his 84-year-old mother in Bradley, Me. Mr. McLaughlin is head of the McLaughlin Machine Tool Co. in Acton, a Boston-area com- munity. The hitch-hikers took over the wheel of his car and ran a border crossing point at Houlton, Me. and Woodstock, M.S. late that night. The car was stopped for speeding ear- ly Friday morning in Grande Falls, N.B., more than 50 miles north of Woodstock. The driver of the car was arrested on the speeding charge but the others were not held. The abducted man's ordeal ended early Saturday morning around a.m. local time as the group attempted to check into a motel in Edmunston, N.B., 125 miles north of where the car crossed into Canada. "I figured they would kill me Mr. McLaughlin commented from a police station in Edmund- ston. He was not harmed. Weekend accidents kill 42 THE CANADIAN PRESS Eighteen persons killed in of them in a highway mishap near were among at least 42 who died in accidents across Canada during the weekend. Seafarers International Union of Canada (SIU) was received and cashed prior to the July 8 election but the money was re- turned to the union after the election. "We didn't want to accept anything which would embar- rass the minister in any he said in an interview. Mr. Kostyk said that other donations which might have left Mr. Munro open to charges of conflict of interest were discouraged during the campaign. Morton Shulman, New Democratic Party member of the Ontario legislature for Toronto High Park, raised the issue in the provincial legislature last week. He charged the SIU with making contributions to the Liberal party and alleged that the federal government has refus- ed to investigate complaints of violence against the union. Dr. Shulman said in an interview Sunday he will buttress his case Unking the union with the Liberal govern- ment Tuesday when he plans to read to the legislature parts of a transcript of a police- taped conversation between Mr. Munro and an SIU agent. He said last week when he forwarded his information to the RCMP that he would give the force one week to relay the details to Solicitor- General Warren Allmand. whether he had asked Calgary city police to move the demonstrators out of the building. Police said they were asked to evict the demonstrators, who were protesting treat- ment given urban Indians, but on orders from Chief Brian Sawyer made no efforts to remove them. Mayor Rod Sykes, who said Friday Chief Sawyer took the law into his own hands, told the fund-raising dinner the demonstrators were "terrorists" and warned "they should have learned the lesson from Louis Riel that Canada will not tolerate terrorism as a political ve- hicle." The demonstrators, led by Ed Burnstick of Edmonton, Canadian director of the American Indian Movement involved only Cana- dian Indians from three Alberta centres. There were no firearms involved although some furniture was dis- assembled and the furniture legs used as potential clubs. Mr. Buchanan said in the in- terview that he agrees with former minister Jean Chre- tien that treaty Indians lose all treaty rights when they leave the reserve. "They become citizens of Alberta or whaterver province it might he said. "They have the right to expect the province to supply them with some services." He said he has asked depart- ment officials to examine the issues facing urban Indians, but said "they should look to the province for services." The minister described the occupation of the Calgary of- fice as and said police should have moved in immediately to clear the demonstrators. "The police moved in at Lethbridge and Toronto and had them out of there in 10 he said. "Their actions were rife 'Warsawpact countries still threat to Three died in a house fire near Brockville, Ont.. and an- of whom have made previous other three in car-train colli-' space flights. sions in Chilliwack. B.C. OTTAWA (CP) Warsaw pact countries continue to build their armed forces and are the main threat to Canada, says Defence Minister James Richardson. "The main threat is still the Warsaw pact and the evidence we have of increasing numbers of tanks and sub- marines and he said on the CTV network program Question Period, taped earlier for broadcast Sunday. Although adjustments had to be made in the face of inflation, the 11-per-cent increase in the defence budget now allow the department to face its respon- sibilities. "Inflation has come on very rapidly and we've had to cut back on operations but it's really only for a short term and we're making the right adjustments now. "We are making allowances in the budget particularly for the long-range patrol aircraft which will add tremendously to Canada's capability for sur- veiiiance of the North and for our anti-submarine role as part of our commitment to our NATO he said. The adjustments Mr. Richardson referred to includ- ed suspension of'patrol flights over the Arctic because of the costs involved. He rejected a suggestion that the armed forces might be reduced by ten or more thousand men, but said the financial adjustments impos- ed by inflation obviously would not allow a manpower increase of the un- ified force. Personnel already accounts for 67 per cent of the budget, he said, operations eating up 22 per cent and new equip- ment the other 11 per cent. with illegal acts. They broke up two or three chairs, they threatened people and in- timidated He verified comments made by Mayor Sykes Friday thai the minister was disappointed by the lack of police action. "It is not the responsibility of the police to make political he said. "There is a broader princi- ple involved of whether we will allow people to break the law with impunity because of political grievances." Plane crash kills 92 UPPERVILLE, Va. (AP) All 92 persons aboard a Trans- World Airlines 727 were killed Sunday when it crashed into a mountain during a wind- driven rain storm. The plane, TWA flight 514 bound for Washington from Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, sheared off tree tops and slammed into a rocky ledge near a secret U.S. government installation Sun- day morning. The three-jet craft dis- integrated on impact, strew- ing bodies and burning wreckage over a wide area on the slope'of Mount Weather. The mountain is a foothill of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The plane's tail section later was found 100 yards below the summit. John Reed, chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, said it was im- possible to say immediately what caused the crash. Investigators were to continue their search today for the cockpit voice recorder and other monitoring instruments that might provide clues. TWA officials said relatives of the 85 passengers and seven crew members would be taken by bus today to a tem- porary morgue near the crash site to identify the remains. When search operations suspended Sunday, the remains of 23 persons had been found, officials said. i i i BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. 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And the Communist party, a powerful force, is said to want a delay for fear that its vaunted organizational strength will not be matched by a strong showing at the polls. The result is uneasiness about the whole course of Portuguese democracy. The uneasiness is fed by rumors of right wing plots that, real or not. cause some Portuguese to wonder whether an excuse is being sought to put aside the elaborate plans for a genuinely free electoral process. The feelings has encouraged the United States to hold off any commit- ment to economic aid. Because of the absence of any offers to help and because of frequent reports of Centra! Intelligence Agency ac- tivity, there has been worried talk that Portugal might get the same treatment as; Cuba and Chile. 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