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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbtldgc Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1974 20 Cents Armored car, artillery vanquish police killer ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER ENDED GUN BATTLE DEMOLISHED GARAGE THAT WAS HOME TO GUNMAN Canada to encourage nuclear exports but. Well known Canadian author Margaret Laurence tells what Christmas means to her the sense of God's grace, the sense of her family and the sense of human community. Weekend Page 4 Time flows like a parallel river, some say: one age never really aware that another flows alongside, just an eternity away. So It Is with Chrlstmases past. Weekend Page 8 Many of Canada's Yule traditions are a com- bination of customs from many lands. Here's a glimpse Into some of those other Christmas celebrations. Weekend Page 18 Religion writer George Cornell reminds readers at this special time of year that Christ was a benefactor of poor. Page 8 Herald staff writer Andy Ogle, along with countless other Canadians, fasted Thursday on behalf of Oxtam and the world's poor. Here he tells why. Page 14 For seven years veteran NHL coach Punch Imlach struggled to make his Buffalo Sabres a team of contenders. He's finally succeeded. Page 23 Two Lethbrldge mothers say Christmas is not an occasion for bounty for a family on welfare struggling to make ends meet. Page 33 76 Pages Classified .26-32 Comics............36 Comment Family 33-35 Markets.........24.25 Religion.........8-10 Sports...........21-23 Theatres...........17 TV................16 Weather..........3 LOW TONIGHT 25: HIGH SUN. 30; CLOUDY, MILD. Safeguards will be tougher 'Somehow it's different to what I had By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canada has de- cided to lift its temporary freeze on nuclear reactor ex- ports and approval of new ura- nium export contracts. But from now on, Canada Suspects arrested MONTREAL (CP) A Quebec Provincial Police spokesman said Friday that two men were in custody in connection with the shooting killings Tuesday of five members of a St. Joseph du Lac, Que., family. The spokesman said the two were arrested Thursday night in Montreal. The Norbert Dumoulin, 82, her son Roger, 49, her daughters, Yvonne, 37, and Lucille Miron, 44, arid a son-in-law, Guy Miron, found after Ray- mond Lauzon, a relative, found a car motor running and received no answer at the door of the Dumouhn home, 15 miles northwest of Montreal. All five victims were said by police to have been beaten before being shot with a revolver Police have speculated rob- bery was the motive because the family was reputed to keep large sums of money in the house. The family grew apples in the community of about No Herald Christinas The Herald will not publish Dec. 25 and 26, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Ads for Saturday, Dec. 28, must be received by 5 p.m., Monday Dec. 23. Ads for Mon- day, Dec. 30, must be in before noon Tuesday, Dec. 24. Classified advertisements taken up to 11-30 a.m. Tues- day Dec. 24, will appear Friday, Dec. 27. will only sell nuclear equipment, fuel and technology to countries will- ing to accept more stringent bilateral nuclear safeguards with Canada, in addition to those already required under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and by the Inter- national Atomic Energy Agen- cy. In a statement to the Com- mons Friday, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald announced that the Liberal government has decided to continue to offer the benefits of lower cost nuclear energy to other countries while at the same time trying to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons But the Energy Minister ad- mitted to reporters that even the planned tougher nuclear safeguards agreement with other countries buying nuclear products from Canada could be broken by the other countries, with little direct recourse available to Canada (other than an embargo on future nuclear sales, as applied to The middle of the road policy, which evades the total ban on nuclear exports called for in some government circles in recent months, is considered to be a victory for the nuclear industry and for the promoters of the highly- successful CANDU nucleat system, which uses natural uranium as fuel and heavy water (deuterium oxide) as a coolant and nuclear reaction moderator. Mr. Macdonald revealed that the government has decided to demand additional safeguards covering existing and pending, but already approved, uranium supply Mr. Macdonald, in his state- ment, revealed little about the exact mechanics of the new, tougher safeguards to be re- quired by Canada on all future sales. He did reveal that in general they will try and block use of Canadian-supplied equipment, materials or technology for making even so-called "peaceful" nuclear- the type detonated by India last summer. COST OF OLYMPICS DOUBLE TO M MONTREAL (CP) Inflation, higher material costs and labor unrest have pushed the total cost of the 1976 summer Olympic Games to million, more than double the original estimate of million, the Olympics organizing committee (COJO) announced Friday The bulk of the increase comes from construction costs of the Olympic site, now estimated at million from the initial million, COJO said in a statement. Also announced was a million increase in operating costs to million. However, revenues from the Games have been revised to million from million The COJO statement cited "inflation, a considerable reduc- tion in the level of productivity, general increases in the cost of materials, particularly concrete and steel, and constant dis- ruptions in the labor sector" as main factors contributing to the over-all increase in Olympic costs. Bomb explodes in store CALGARY (CP) A veteran police detective and a man recently released from prison died Friday in a two hour gunfight in downtown Calgary which ended after an Armed Forces armored personnel carrier crashed through the wall of the gunman's converted garage home. Boyd Davidson, 43, a 23 year veteran of Calgary's police force, was killed as he tried to enter the garage with a shotgun. The gunman, identified by police as Phihpp Laurier Gagnon, 26, of Calgary was killed less than an hour later by a barrage of police gunfire after the tank like military vehicle smashed down one entire wall of the building. Six other police officers were wounded, none seriously. A seventh, Constable, James Issacs, 32. was shot while wearing a bullet and was not hurt. Det. Davidson, married and the father of five children, was the first Calgary police officer kill- ed in a violent act while on duty in almost 30 years. The gunman was armed with two semi automatic weapons which had been modified to fire full automatic The weapons were a .22 calibre rifle and a military 30 calibre carbine. The drama began when police were called to investigate a domestic dispute at the garage home. The first two officers at the scene, were shot as they stepped from their police car They called for help and were soon joined by scores of LONDON (Reuter) A bomb exploded tonight in Harrods, one of London's most fashionable stores. Police said immediate reports indicated there were casualties. Harrods, which caters to the London affluent and is often described as the store where the Queen goes shop- ping, was full of Christmas buyers when the bomb explod- ed shortly after dusk. The attack came just a day before the Christmas truce promised by the Irish Republi- can Army was due to go into effect. One radio report said the ex- plosion at Hsrrods was follow- ed by a fire. Only last Thursday a bomb believed to have been set off by the IRA exploded outside another famous London store, Selfridges in Oxford Street. A Scotland Yard spokesman said the bomb went off on the store's first floor. heavily armed police of- ficers Early attempts to use tear gas to force the gunman from the building failed, apparently when the man sought refuge in a cavern-like dug-out beneath the floor of the garage. Throughout the tense drama, police called the gunman to surrender, but they were answered by gunfire. At 3-40 p.m the armored personnel carrier rolled up a dirt lane to the garage and backed into it, tearing away the rear wall The track mounted, armor plated vehicle driven by army personnel slammed into the garage repeatedly as gun- fire could be heard coming from inside the building Inspector Al Menzies said after the armored personnel carrier backed away for the last time, the gunman opened fire at police for several minutes from inside his dug out A final volley of police gun- fire, including heavy fire from 12 gauge shotguns firing rifled slugs, and 9 mm. submachine guns, and police service revolvers, brought an end to the battle at 3.58 p.m. Stray police bullets caused a panic among several hundred spectators and reporters gathered in a hollow 200 yards from the gunfight as the bullets landed in fields near- by. There were no civilian in- juries. ARMED POLICE One-party rule for Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA (AP) The young military officers who seized control in Ethiopia say it will be turned into a one- party socialist state The anonymous military council which deposed Em- peror Haile Selassie Sept 12, issued a policy statement Fri- day saying. The exploitation of man by man is completely prohibited." The officers said the government will control all things vital to the land natural resources and mining Seen and heard About town Gordie Skidmore, 14 wondering if rich Christmas candy will give his mother pimples Rick Gullage try- ing to figure out why when a crumb is cut in half there are two crumbs and not two half crurnbs PM 'blameless' in MP salary plan Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau yesterday absolved himself of any blame for the large salary increases propos- ed in a Government bill this week. Trudeau told a press confer- ence his government had made it clear months ago that if members of all parties could agree on the terms the government would bring a bill forward. Members of Parliament had perhaps realized the country was not enthusiastic so new, modified proposals had been brought forward. "That's the way things Trudeau stated He said that members might be able to assess public reaction when they are home for the Christmas holiday and the question will be taken up when they come back. The Prime Minister men- tioned that under the modified proposal future increases will be tied to the industrial index of wages and salaries. He did not explain why the industrial index had been chosen as a peg, when old age pensions and family allowances are tied to the con- sumer price index, which rises at a much slower rate than the industrial index. Mr. Trudeau was not asked why the new, modified, increase will only apply to MPs salaries, and not to cabinet ministers and party leaders whose salaries and ex- pense allowances will be increased at the originally proposed 50 percent. Trudeau said the Govern- ment had been practically assured that the salary increase would receive all- party support. "Apparently the represent- itive of the NDP was not able to convince his leaders it was a good the Prime Minister added Asked if he felt the press had misrepresented the salary bill, Trudeau said he thought criticism of that nature had- been levelled at political op- ponents rather than the press However, he suggsted the government should be con- gratulated for responding so quickly to public reacton after the press had alerted it. ;