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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I nc LCI noniLruc News in brief Hijacker declared ill AVIV i A Li- mcrchiint who suid he hi- jacked Lebanese airliner to Israel hist August to tlial nut till Arabs hate the wus ordered confined to it menial hospital today. A Tel Aviv dislncl court ac- r'.'pU'd a psychiatric com- niiltee's conclusion that Mo- li.iniined Touni. un- der- uncontrollable diseased when he took over ilii1 Middle East Airlines jet. Touni was ordered put un- der psychiatric care until cured Other hijackers cap- lured by Israel have been sentenced to life imprison- ment or long prison terms. Brandishing two pistols and whisky glass. Touni on Aug. Hi forced the airliner to land al Lod International Airport it Ihpht Libya to Beirut. Israeli security guards overcame the man. The other 124 persons aboard the most ol them were and sent on to Ueirut. Fatality victims named STRATHMORE Two people killed Sunday night in a head-on collision on the Trans-Canada highway about 40 miles east of Calgary have been identified as Wayne James and Edith Dick. both of Nanton. RCMP said the victims were among five persons from Nanton who were riding in a westbound vehicle. The two occupants of the eastbound both from were injured. Kalispell man remanded EDMONTON Albert Walter of was remand- ed to Tuesday when he appeared for election and plea today in provincial judge's court. Ayres was charged with attempted non-capital murder following an incident early Sunday in which a man was stabbed. Police said Harry Loren of Edmonton was taken to hospital with wounds to-his neck just after 5 a.m. Sunday. Capt. Mark recovers BOGOTA. Colombia Mark Phillips made a jubilant reappearance with I'nncess Anne after a more than retreat caused by a viral mleclion. The couple attended a gar- den partv Monday given at the Miilish Kmbassv residence by I he local Commonwealth society. Phillips made no com- ment on his described In doctors as an intlammation in the stomach and intestines apparent caused by a virus roniracted while visiting o. Ecuador. Tradesmen reach agreement EDMONTON The Civil Service Association of Alberta and the provincial government have reached a tentative agreement on reclassification of govern- ment tradesmen. Bill association said Monday. The tradesmen had objected to classi fication as maintenance tradesmen and had protested wage levels. pay for each trade has come reasonably close to prevailing rates of pay in private said Mr. adding that a mail ballot of association members on the agreement would be counted Dec. 17. Details of the agreement will not be released until after results of the vote are he said. A fact-finding team toured the province to obtain infor- mation from tradesmen and issued a report which was the basis of negotiations between the association and the government. Three killed in Calgary CALGARY Three jersons were killed and one njured Monday after a car ap- jarsntly went out of nounted a curb and carried .hem several feet before Carpet PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. crashing onto a bank building in southeast Calgary. Dead are Margaret 29. Carol and Joseph all of Calgary. Injured and reported in satisfactory condition in hospital today was Sharon Carter of Calgary. A police spokesman said the driver of the car was injured and will be charged with criminal negligence. The four people had been waiting a I a bus stop. Before the car crashed onto the it knocked down two power poles. The three deaths bring the number of traffic fatalities in Calgary to 44 for the year. Margaret returns home OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau's wife. expecting her se- cond returned home Monday evening after spending several hours in the Civic Hospital maternity wy I'd. The prime minister's olfice issued a briel statement that .said Mrs Trudeau is in good health. Keep Christ in Christmas Light pierces fuel darkness THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A few bright spots have pierced the darkness of the energy crisis in the United The stock market continued its upward surge a research firm said the Arab oil embargo -won't be as severe as and an Arab oil minister said con- ditions for ending the em- bargo have changed. The Petroleum Industry Re- search Foundation Inc. said Monday the U.S. tuel shortage will be a little less severe the first three months of 1974 than the government had thought. The firm estimated the U.S. oil shortage at up to 28 million barrels a day The government's figure is 3.5 million barrels a day. One source said the govern- ment's estimate appeared to have been based on the worst possible supply and weather predictions. The stock market surged up- ward for the third straight session Monday. Analysts said investors turned away from the energy crisis and returned to the business of buying stocks. They said the absence of bad news from the Middle East contributed to the ad- vance. Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Sheik Ahmed Zaki al Yamani said in Washington that the Arab oil embargo may end early next month if Israel promises to withdraw from occupied Arab territory. STAND MODIFIED He said the embargo was linked to the com- plete withdrawal of But he said Arab oil-producing countries now will lift the em- bargo when Israel agrees to withdraw from occupied lands and the United States guaran- tees the withdrawal. the embargo can be lilted perhaps during the first period of the Geneva peace perhaps early in he said is now up to The U.S. mean- took steps to cope with the crisis. The Senate passed a bill re- quiring the labelling of cars and major household appliances as to their energy consumption. The measure also requires federal agencies to consider the energy shor- tage in developing policies and and it sets aside research money to develop auto engines which use less gasoline. Christmas card penalty restored Inserted by Knights of Columbus OTTAWA After a few of the post office has decided to im- pose penalty charges on seal- ed Christmas cards sent with a six-cent stamp. A directive issued to post- masters Monday made it plain' that a postague-due penalty will be charged to recipients of sealed cards. That means those who receive such mail will have to pay four cents to make up the difference between six and eight and two cents penalty. Last week a spokesman for the post office said that unoffi- cially postal authorities would accept sealed greeting cards bearing six cents postage. The normal charge for first-class sealed mail is eight while unsealed cards with no more than a brief written note may be sent for six cents. On a release from the post office said previous policies still applied. But Tony national operations said there would be no penalty for those who sent sealed cards with a six-cent stamp. Alter further authorities decided to impose the penalty. Stevens eye on CLC job VANCOUVER The president of the United Fish- ermen and Allied Workers Un- ion said Monday he will seek presidency of the Ca- nadian Labor Congress NDP dubs energy plan 6a real gas' OTTAWA The price was right for the New Demo- cratic Party Monday night and it saved the country a winter election. In a non-confidence test that could have forced an election in snowy the New Democrats supported the mi- nority Liberal government to defeat a Conservative motion condemning federal energy policies. But standing alone at the NDP benches was John Rodri- guez who broke normally-solid NDP ranks to vote against the government. don't trust the he said of the Liberals who won New Democratic support last week with a major energy speech by Prime Minister Trudeau. The prime minister's statement covered a string of NDP energy policy demands. The taken in a noisy and nearly-packed Commons. was 135 to 117 with only the New Democrats supporting the government. The 102 Conservatives present were joined by 13 Social Credit members. Roch LaSalle and Mr. Rodri- guez. T w e n t y n i n e New Democrats and 106 Liberals voted against. FEW ABSENT Eleven MPs were absent and Speaker Lucien Lamoureux did not vote. Standing in the 264-seat Liberal Conser- vative NDP Social Credit Independent two and vacant one. The 18-vote margin was the lowest of 11 confidence tests since Parliament opened Jan. 4. The previous low was 25 when Conservatives challeng- ed the government on inflation Jan. 15. Mr. who opened the non-confidence ac- cused the government of sell- Warner farmer becomes reeve Snow fun For Sean Hill and Craige .both the best part of school is coming home and jump- ing off giant a result of Toronto's first sizeable snowfall. The boys attend kinder- garten at St. Francis of Assisi school in sub- urban Mississauga. Sky lab lethargy studied CAPE Fla. The question of whether long space flights can be cause lethargy and mistakes by is under study by doctors in view of the Skylab 3 crew's per- formance. Doctors are concerned about the crew's slow response in adapting to space particularly in com- parison with the two previous crews. Dr. Charles director of life sciences for the U.S. space are trying tn do some evaluation of their attitude an evalua- tion of the crew load and their Everyone involved in the mission has noticed the slowness of the Skylab 3 the lack of enthusiasm and reluctance of the crew to work on their day off. FALL BEHIND In the early part of the mis- flight controllers gave the crew a day off get because they were so far behind sent ''ale. The crew has also made some fairly serious such as not reporting a vomiting episode early in and the failure to put on the proper on an earth- resources com- posed which cost scientific data Dr. uyce deputy director of life sciences for the Johnson Space Centre in told reporters Monday he coilj find no medical reason for tii crew's slowness and attitude think the crew looks very well at this there are no medical they are in good health and their over-all performance is up to our ex- he said. WARNER Warner area farmer J. H. Otto was named reeve of Warner County at the county's annual organizational meeting Monday. He succeeds Edward F. Milk River area farmer who had been reeve seven years. Mr. Otto was first elected to council in 1958 and has headed the public works committee until this being succeed- ed in that post by Coun. Leif E. Trockstad. Coun. Lawrence P. Atkins is vice- chairman of the committee. It comprises all members of council. All councillors comprise the school committee with a chairman to be elected at the Jan. 4 moved back from the regular meeting date of Jan. 1. Chairman of the county agriculture committee is James P. deputy- and the vice chairman is Coun. Don L. Christensen. It comprises all council members. Members of the land lease committee are councillors Rice fight continues SAIGON The South Vietnamese reported successes today in the Mekong Delta and at Kien Due in the lower central highlands. In the war for the delta's rice the South Viet- namese command said North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops made three attacks on government positions 50 to 100 miles southwest of Saigon. A communique said ill of the assaults were driven back. In the lower central high- the 23rd Infantry Divi- sion said its troops have re- gained control of Kien Due. Rail unions Trockstad and Pittman. The county court of revision comprises Reeve Otto and councillors Pittman and Marvin M. Dahl. All councillors sit on health and Emergency Measures Organization committees. Reeve Otto will continue to represent council on the EMO unit committee. Bert Nilsson of Warner con- tinues as EMO co-ordinator. Councillors Elda C. Mueller and Murray Holt continue as representatives to the County of Warner Health Unit. Ridge View Lodge represen- tatives are councillors Holt and Coun. Don L. Christensen succeeds Coun. Trockstad on the Sunshine Seed Cleaning Plant board with Coun. Dahl continuing in his seat. Border Seed Cleaning east of Milk will have new representative Coun. replacing Reeve Ot- and Deputy- reeve Blackmer. Appointed to the surface reclamation now un- der the jurisdiction of the department of the en- was Don McCoy with Kimball Anderson retur- ning. The department of municipal affairs was again appointed county assessor. Welfare officers are J. K. Duncan and W. G. Jones. Coun. Mueller continues to sit on the northern and Coun. Atkins the southern for recreation pur- poses. Oldman River Regional Planning Commission ap- pointee is Coun. Christensen with Reeve Otto the alternate. Reeve Otto returns as representative to the Little Bow Association and Coun. Pittman to the Alberta Agriculture Development Cor- poration. Walter G. Jones is returning officer and also the bylaw en- forcement officer. slowdown LONDON Union leaders gave Britain's locomotive engineers the go- nhead for a slowdown starting midnight tonight. The chairman of British Richard appeal- ed to the engineers not to dis- rupt services during Christ- mas and at a time when the rails are winning back traffic because of the gasoline shor- taprs Cut the union is not ex- HI heed his appeal. I Re jAzza Place 329 5th Street S. Phone 329-3434 Planning a Christmas Treat EVERYBODY to a Mouth-watering PIZZA or Our i-anous SPAGHETTI and MEAT BALLS OPEN MONDAY to THURSDAY 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. SUNDAY 12 Noon to 12 Midnight 329 5th Straet South Phone 329-3434 Automobile industry free of price control DETROIT The auto industry is free of United States government price and the buying public will leel the impact almost immediately. The average new car will soon cost an additional or more. The Cost-of-Living Council Monday exempted the auto in- dustry from both wage and price restrictions. The move came just days after the United Auto Workers union completed negotiations on new contracts with the Big Three auto-makers The exemption from controls applies only to truck and bus production. It produced by the such as appliances. None of the auto-makers of- fered new price lists but Ford said it will boost prices on iny car or truck or- dered after today. and American Motors are ex- pected to announce increases to take effect later this week. Before the council agreed to decontrol the auto it exacted commitments from Ford and GM to keep wholesale price increases for full-size and intermediate models within an average of and not to raise 1974 modef prices again. There was no immediate indication translate into in price increases in dealer showrooms. AMC agreed to limit its wholesale price increases to an average but a com- pany spokesman said AMC dealers might be allowed to add on an additional at the retail level. In GM and AMC agreed not to raise retail prices on compacts and sub- compacts more than Chrysler refused to make any hut the council John and Chrysler Chairman Lynn Townsend both said the realities of competition will work to keep Chrysler in line ing out Quebec and the Atlan- tic provinces by adopting NDP energy policies just to remain in office. He said the measures an- nounced by Mr. Trudeau guar- antee discrimination against eastern Canada until at least 1980. the date the government has set for Canada to become self-sufficient in oil. The decision to continue the price freeze past the original Jan. 31 cut-off date would mean higher prices in and east of the Ottawa Valley than in the rest of the he said. All areas east of the valley are supplied by im- ported now costly and in short while all areas west are served by domestic largely from Alberta. Mr. saying federal oil policies now are headed in the right accused Mr. Stanfield of serving as the mouthpiece for the oil in- dustry. Since the price of im- ported oil is set outside he equalizing prices immediately would hit Ontario and western Canadian residents with needless increases. The long-term he is the national petroleum corporation an- nounced by the government. As seen by the it would act as a purchasing agent for all foreign and domestic. Supplies would be pooled and sold at a uniform price. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette challenged the Con- servatives to announce alternative energy policies. But he attacked the govern- ment for confusing the public with conflicting statements and scaring eastern Canadians with unwarranted predictions of severe shor- tages this winter. He also accused the NDP of voting with the government merely to avoid an election. want to save their seats and Financier given bail ST. Nfld. Financier John C. Doyle of Montreal was ordered to re- main in Newfoundland and re- port daily to the RCMP when he was granted bail today after being held in custody since Saturday on charges of fraud and breaches of trust. Magistrate Hugh O'Neil set bail at with two sur- eties of each. chairman of Canadian Javelin was ordered to surrender his passport to the RCMP. Magistrate O'Neil also told Doyle he was not to discuss the charges with witnesses. MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 12501st Ave.S. Phone 328-8896 and Home Owner RUGSHAMPOOERS FLOOR SANDERS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY MAKE A FORTUNE IN REAL ESTATE Properly values and rent incomes continue to skyrocket. Real Estate investment otters 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. 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