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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta me LKinomuuc vm News In brief Housing dispute continues EDMONTON monton and the provincial government are still arguing over the ownership of public municipal affairs p-inister Dave Russell said Friday following a meeting between municipal and provincial officials. Mr. Russell said the issue revolves around ownership of land and there is no im- mediate solution in sight. The cabinet minister said one acceptable alternative might be to have the city lease municipal land to the province. Other possible op- tions will be discusssed at future meetings. Life sentence imposed SAN CALIF. Mullin has been sentenced to five years to life in llth sentence this year on a convic- tion for murder. Mullin received this latest sentence in superior court Fri- day for the slaying of Rev. Henri in a confessional booth at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Los Gatos Nov. 1972. Mullin. 26. was convicted Nov. 12 of the slaying after pleading guilty to second- degree murder. Earlier this Mullin was convicted of 10 fatal shootings in the Santa Cruz area. He had confessed to the priest's as well as the other 10 for which he was con- while testifying in his mass murder trial. Vandalism hits U of A EDMONTON at the University of Alberta have been knocked out of service by some 60 acts of vandalism in the last three sabotag- ing as many as seven in one R.E. physical plant said Friday. looks like a deliberately planned thing rather than a student he said. just can't believe students are doing isn't the kind of thing they Rollers in elevator doors have been removed and the doors wedged so they jam when some one tries to ride the he said. Facing unmerry Christmas A crippled South Vietnamese who earns his season draws near. With the slogan in living by picking among trash views dis- his the youngster's prospects for Christ- play of Christmas presents in Saigon as the holiday mas gifts are dim. Chilean refugees stranded Gov'i going to root of problem EDMONTON Carlos a Chilean said Friday some 15.000 people are trapped in Chile because of restricted air flights out of the country. Mr who arrived here last week with his said flight cut- backs because of the fuel shor- tage had stranded the would- be several hundred of whom hold visas for Canada. NDP foreign affairs critic Andrew Brewin has called for an emergency airlift and Robin Den chairman of the committee for solidarity with Chilean has urged the federal government to speed up the process of bringing in refugees. Concessions sooth energy situation Car dealer fined EDMONTON Park Motors Ltd. was fined a total of Friday after pleading guilty in Provincial Judge's Court to six charges involving falsification of mileage on odometers of used cars. Provincial Judge Carl H. Rolf fined South Park Motors each on two counts of fraud and each on four counts under the Highways Traffic Act. Court was told a 1968 automobile sold by South Park Motors in had its odometer-reading turned back to miles from 800 miles. Other cases involv- ed reductions to from and to from By The CANADIAN PRESS Two sore points in the energy situation were soothed and the federal government is trying to pre- vent others by going right to the root of the the oil-rich Middle East. Two concessions to the needs of others salved the sore points. Premier Allan Blakeney said Saskatchewan will not insist on tit-for-tat concessions from Eastern Canada in return for keeping its oil prices below in- ternational levels. And the na- tional energy board mended fences with Maine by approv- ing export of enough industrial fuel to keep two pulp mills in the state operating through January. But the source of the trouble is the source of the foreign oil on which Eastern Canada is dependent. Production cuts and embargoes imposed by Arab states to isolate Israel have reduced supplies allowed other producing states to raise prices. The external affairs depart- ment announced Friday it would seek approval from Saudi Arabia to establish an embassy Canada's first in an oil-producing Arab and is considering embassies in other Middle East countries. The Canadian ambassador in Lebanon has been doing tri- ple handling relations with Saudi Arabia and Iraq as well. COMBAT CONFUSION Officials saw establishment of an embassy as an attempt to improve communication. There has been confusion over whether Canada is included in the Saudi oil embargo against the United States and others. The federal government's position has been that Canada is not cut but the Arab American Oil Co. has repeatedly told the Canadian companies it supplies that Canada is embargoed. A high- Former Tarzan hospitalized JAPAN STARTS NEW LAS Nev. Johnny former Tarzan actor and Olympic is in serious condition in hospital today following surgery for a fractured hip. was in- jured Wednesday night when he either fell or was jostled from a chair in the crowded Caesar's Palace Hotel where Carpet 7 PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. he works as a greeter for special guests. Weissmuller underwent sur- gery on his hip Thursday and was placed in the coronary care unit initially as an ap- parent precaution because he has a history of heart trouble. He is best remembered for his title role in many Tarzan movies. He won five Olympic medals in swimming prior to becoming a film star. Plan bunker oil increase VANCOUVER Oil Canada Ltd announced Friday it will step up produc- tion of bunker fuel oil at its Calgary asphalt plant to meet the demands of the industrial and marine market on the west coast. Gulf said it will deliver 8.5 'million gallons of bunker oil by rail to British Columbia before the end of the winter. This is in addition th the 70 million gallons a year the company currently supplies to B.C. INFLA TION BA TTLE TOKYO The Japanese government pro- claimed an economic state of emergency today and called for national effort to combat the oil crisis and overcome spiralling inflation. The proclamation allows the government to invoke powers to control the supply and dis- tribution of oil. A bill approved by the Diet empowers the government to select commodities for price and distribution control. Premier Kakuei Tanaka is- sued a statement calling on the Japanese people to co- operate in the enforcement of the legislation. He left hospital today to at- tend an emergency cabinet meeting which approved the statement. He had been in the hospital since last Saturday for treatment of an ear infec- tion and cold. Government civil servants will keep a sharp watch for hoarding and market- Tanaka said. He said the Arab oil em- bargo has dealt a serious blow to the Japanese which depends on imported oil for the bulk of its energy needs. The Bank of Japan Friday raised its official discount rate by two per cent to nine per cent and boosted the reserve requirement ratios for commercial banks. The severe money measures were matched by plans to slash government spending during the 1974 fiscal year starting in April. The govern- ment made it clear it will defer big construction pro- BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL problems Locheed Aircraft Corp. NEW YORK Two years Congress approved million in loan guarantees to save the giant Handsome Leather Classics Priced from Available now at... .T.ERLE noRfnnn cosmEiic vOllvyv mall WMM Phone 328-1525 Lockheed Aircraft Corp. from bankruptcy. Company officials deny that Lockheed is facing bankruptcy but they ad- mit the firm is in serious trou- ble and in danger of running out of cash in 1974. The company has named Lazard Freres and Wall Street investment to develop financial strategy in- cluding the possibility of a merger. merger concept is a distinct a Lockheed spokesman says. The long-standing dif- ficulties of the California- based company have been aggravated by the fuel shor- tage and a decline in air travel. Airlines have put off purchase of new equipment. Lockheed builds the 230-seat TriStar jet powered by Rolls-Royce engines. To the company has firm orders for 129 TriStars and 70 op- tions. But the company needs from 265 to 275 orders to break even. Each TriStar costs million to arid production costs are growing. Lockheed Chairman Daniel Haughton says much of the company's capital is tied up in jects such as highways and large suspen- sion bridges. The government today or- dered a 20-per-cent cut in oil and electricity supplies to of- fices and factories from Jan. 1 and asked the public to econo- mize on electricity con- sumption. Premier Schreyer 38 Friday WINNIPEG Premier Ed Schreyer celebrated his 38th birthday Friday with a number of gifts relevant to the current political scene in the province. The Manitoba Legislature Press Gallery Association presented him with a cake. Other gifts included a peace pipe from the Manitoba Indian a joke book from his so he could retain his sense of a book entitled Doc- tors in honor of the Doctor-Government and a box of presumably to keep the doctors away. level official source agreed this week. The effects of the energy real or continued to filter through to the public Friday. A textile largest em- ployer in St. 70 miles south of Quebec laid off its 110 workers for four weeks because it has received only one-fifth of the cloth ordered in the last six months. The cloth contains a petroleum derivative. And the president of the Ca- nadian Grocery Distributors' Institute said consumers can expect higher prices and delays in obtaining fresh produce. In a news release issued in M. D. Booty blam- ed the transport costs and delays on early closing of United States service stations and increased costs of diesel fuel. Most produce sold in Canada during the winter is trucked from California and Florida. Mr. Booty said weekend service station closings in the United States can mean deliv- ery delays of up to 36 but added that a random check by the institute in- dicated the situation critical at the Premier Blakeney had said recently that Saskatchewan is willing to sell its oil to Eastern Canada for less than the rising U.S. but in return would expect concessions on its traditional economic grievances such as railway freight rates He told a news conference Friday that policy will have to be a topic at the upcoming national energy but his province will not demand specific concessions. WON'T SWITCH CLOCKS another the premier said Saskatchewan will not follow British Colum- bia in switching to daylight time as an energy-saving but might change its mind if the other Prairie provinces made the switch. Saskatchewan shuns daylight time even in summer. The United States is to go on daylight time Jan. 6. Ontario's energy Darcy reiterated Friday that the time switch would save little or no but said Ontario may leave the decision up to individual municipalities. ALBERTA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD NOTICE HOLIDAY STORE HOURS All stores will be closed December and December as well as January and will re-open 114 hours later than usual on January 1974. All stores will close at p.m. on December 24th and December 1973. notice is inserted by the Alberta Liquor Control Hoard as a public service National parks increase plans suffer setback HALIFAX plans to greatly increase the national park system in Canada suffered another set- back Friday when the Nova Scotia government bowed to public protests and pressure from commercial interests to cancel plans to locate a third National Park in the province. Sixteen months after the London rocked by bombs LONDON more bombs exploded in central London early injuring four persons and sending scores more running for their lives. All three latest in a string of terror strikes in the British off in 20-minute periods just after midnight. Pedestrians fled as two of the one of them hidden under a police no- parking exploded near Charing Cross just off Trafalgar Square. The third went off in White- outside the National Lib- eral Qub near the war office. Four of them cuts from flying bringing to 69 the number of persons injured since the latest wave of London bombings began Tuesday. Today's explosions occurred exactly 24 hours after two miniature bombs exploded outside the 27-fioor London Hilton Hotel. Police are working on the theory that the latest terror campaign is in revenge for life sentences handed out to Irish extremists who organized bomb attacks in London last March and injured more than 240 persons. province signed a memoran- dum of intent to locate a 200- square-mile park on the province's rugged eastern Premier Gerald Regan announced at a news conference that the plans had been scrapped in favor of a series of provincial parks along 40 miles of the eastern coast. Jean northern af- fairs who only recently said he intended to hold the province to its com- was bitter about the province's change of heart. province has ap- parently succembed to the pressures of vested he said in a statement. His department had made substantial modifications to its original he and it appeared un- willinginess of the province to embark upon a full public in- formation effort and to es- tablish a meaningful social ad- justment program in connec- tion with the national park is at the root of the An expected provincial elec- tion next year coupled with the fact that Scott Maritimes Pulp a big employer in the holds leases for acres of crown land in the eastern shore appeared to be at the centre of the government's decision to change its plans. Gambler kills 4 persons England A man apparently driven to fury by gambling losses killed four persons and tried to stab himself to death early police said. His victims were a police- a girl croupier at a gam- ing the club's manager and the owner of a local hotel. Police said the man ran amok at the club and attacked the croupier with a knife. Three survive hectic 98-day yacht voyage VICTORIA Three with only 50 days' sup- have survived an incred- ible 98-day trip across the Pa- cific Ocean in a 41-foot ketch. A fourth man didn't make it. The three drifting without power or were rescued Friday 50 miles west of Tofino on Van- couver Island. Raymond Bulteel of was dead when the Canadian destroyer escort Mackenzie reached the yacht. The other three were but said Capt. Bill Aikman of search and rescue. The captain of the Pacific Dennis of and crew members Bob Lessard of Van- couver and Bob Quackenbush of N.Y. are suffering from malnutrition. The Mackenzie is taking them to the Canadian Forces base at nearby Esquimalt. When the men left Sept. they figured they would be in Vancouver in 32 to 35 days. now appears it has been drifting without power or sails for quite some Capt. Aiman said Friday. Canadian and American search officials gave up look- ing for the ketch at the end of November. The which apparently did not carry a radio trans- hailed the Chinese freighter Welly Thursday night but encountered a language problem. Then the British freighter North Atlan- tic Valour was hailed. an Argus air- craft which had been searching for survivors among the 37 crew members of the sunken Liberian freighter Oriental was ordered to stay over the ketch until the with a doctor on reach- ed it. There were no survivors in the sinking Wednesday of the Oitttlll SMoarch 5 miles nort lest of and the search was given up Friday. Estate By BOB DUVAL KEY REALTY INSURANCE REALTOR IMPROVEMENT CAN BE COSTLY You can make a million mistakes trying to sell your own home. And one of them Is making the wrong Improvements. Many an ex- pensive addition or repair can be the kind of thing that'll cost you far more than you get back. the house should present a favorable appearance mowed trimmed and no obvious Indications of but It's rare when a large financial undertaking will bring more than Its cost In the final selling price. There Is always the financial risk of mis- calculation too. Home repair costs frequent- ly end up a lot higher than originally anticipated. You may end up with a faster sale and less inconvenience If you lower the selling price an equivalent amount. Instead of guessing as to how If repair work to see a Realtor. He can tell you what to do to make your home more salable. And what not to do so you won't lose money. If there is anything we can do to help you in the field of real please phone or drop in at KEY REALTY 1524 9th Avenue Lethbridge. Phone 328-6671. We're here to ;