Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbridge Herald XLVIII LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1974 15 Cents Shooting sparks call for hangman return Arabs on alert BEIRUT (AP) Three Arab armies were on the alert today to repel Israeli attacks as Moslems began celebrating their holiest days of the year. Al Adha, the four-day Feast of the Sacrifice ending the Is- lamic pilgrimage to Mecca, coincided with the Christmas celebration west of the Jordan River in Bethlehem. Israeli troops put an unusually tight security net around the town where Christ was born in an attempt to prevent attacks by Palestinian terrorists. Meanwhile, Israeli jets shrieked over south Lebanon and broke the sound barrier over Beirut. Lebanese Premier Rashid Solh put the armed forces and other security units on the alert to repel invaders But an- ti-aircraft gunners around Beirut did not shoot at the Is- raeli jets high overhead. LOUGHEED CONFIRMS CABINET SHUFFLE CALGARY (CP) Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed has confirmed that the provincial cabinet will be completely changed after the next provincial election, expected sometime next year The 22-man cabinet will be completely reshuffled, said the premier, in keeping with Progressive Conser- vative party policy that the most active ministers should be given the busiest positions, and that ministers 'should be policy makers and not ad- ministrators. Mr. Lougheed said all the ministers have known about the reorganization for about 18 months, and that he intends to change the cabinet responsibilities of all the ministers. He said some ministers will probably be dropped altogether from the cabinet and some backbenchers, including some conservative MLAs who may win their first term in the next election, would be considered for cabinet posts. And they came with haste and found the Babe lying in a manger." Six found strangled U.S. cities fear B.C. gas cutback More controlled society seen West may become better place9 OTTAWA (CP) The Eco- nomic Council of Canada says the western world eventually may become a better place to live, but only at the loss of more individual freedom. Underlying social trends, such as one toward more social and economic equality, suggest a shift toward more justice, humanity and wisdom for future generations, states a 90-page background study released Monday. But they also indicated a move toward a more controlled society. The report is a technical ex- planation of the forecasting concepts underlying the coun- cil's search for ways to measure progress towards social objectives such as better health, environment and housing. These measure- ment systems or indices are called social indicators In its final chapter, the re- port's author D.W. Henderson identifies "four future trends governing the future evolution of our all of which point to better times ahead. The trend toward social and economic equality can be seen by movements for women's liberation, ethnic and racial equality, reduction of poverty and and others, states Dr. Henderson, an economic planner on the council's staff. Another major trend is a shift in emphasis from materialistic objectives to humanistic concerns such as health care, environmental quality and job satisfaction, he states. The third trend that could deeply influence society is the increasing, basic under- standing of science and technology. Inventions in natural scien- ces, such as atomic energy and radio transistors, follow from understood principles, increasing the opportunity to manage society better. Finally, the report suggests society will become more con- trolled and communal and less individualistic as popula- tion pressures force governments to limit more in- dividual freedoms. The report states that al- though many may not welcome this development, one large poll has indicated the majority would accept some restrictions on freedom to reduce conflicts and disrup- tions Dr. Henderson predicts gov- ernments will have to become more restrictive to control problems like crime, pollution and social tensions because in- dividuals, left to their own devices, choose what benefits them rather than what benefits society. Inside 52 Pages 'Classified........24-27 Comics.........22 15-17 Markets.......23 Sports...........10-12 Theatres..........7 TV........'........6 Weather...........3 LOW TONIGHT 25; HIGH WED. 35; MAINLY CLOUDY. Missing MP arrested with false passport MELBOURNE Australian police have detain- ed British member of Parlia- ment John Stonehouse for entering the country with a false a trip around the world following his disappearance from Miami last month. The assistant commissioner for crime in Victoria state, Mick Patterson, told a news conference that the 49-year- old former Labor cabinet minister was detained after a police raid in a Melbourne suburb Monday. "He has now admitted he is the missing member of Parliament from England, Stonehouse, who was reported as missing from Miami in Patterson said, "He admits that he entered Australia with a false pass- port." It was later announced Stonehouse was being held on a charge of entering Australia on a false British passport in the name John D. Norman.. British Prime Minister Harold Wilson has denied London press reports that Stonehouse worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency or Czechoslovakia. The former aviation minister' and later minister of posts and telecommunications in the Labor governments of 1964-70 disappeared in Miami. Patterson said Stonehouse flew to Melbourne from Hawaii seven days after he disappeared from Miami. He then left again for Singapore and went on to Denmark before returning to Australia on Dec. 10. Stonehouse told detectives that pressures had become "a little too much" and that he had decided to shed his past and begin a new life in Australia, Patterson said. in Eritrea ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Six persons strangled with steel wire were found early to- day in different parts of Asmara, capital of Ethiopia's troubled northern province of Eritrea, travellers arriving here from the provincial capital said. They said the dead, all men, were found lying in the street and in doorways. Police also found the body of a seventh man, stabbed to death. It was not immediately known who was responsible for the killings. No Herald Christmas. New Years The Herald will not publish Wednesday or Thursday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Full coverage of holiday news events will be carried in Friday's edition. The Herald will not publish Wednesday, Jan 1. Adver- tisements for Tuesday, Dec. 31, must be received by noon Friday, and for Thursday, Jan. 2, by a.m. Saturday. Classified advertisements received by a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, will appear Thursday, Jan. 2. CALGARY (CP) Support for the return of capital punishment flared Monday following the funeral for police Detective Boyd Davidson, slain by an ex-convict with a history of mental disorders. Police representatives from Western Canada met after the funeral to reiterate their stand that convicted murderers should die and to criticize Solicitor-General Warren Allmand's stand on capital punishment and his handling of the penitentiary and parole systems. The call for the return of capital punishment was joined by Florence Vermette, president of a local citizens' group de- manding the hangman's noose for murderers, and Peter Bawden, Conser- vative MP for Calgary South. Senator Earl Hastings, co- ordinator of the federal Liberal party in Alberta, also questioned the circumstances under which the gunman, 26- year-old Phihpp Gagnon, was able to go free and plot last Friday's "senseless car- nage." Police sources said Gagnon, formerly of Edmonton, was released from the Drumheller penitentiary last summer after completing a three-year sentence for rape. He ended his parole last month despite a record of psychiatric treatment. The sources said Gagnon, who had two semi-automatic rifles modified to fully- automatic firing and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his converted-garage holdout, planned the Shootout as a way of getting public attention Speaking at the funeral service, Calgary Police Chief Brian Sawyer called it "terrifying, tragic and senseless" that only recently two police officers were murdered in Moncton, N.B Mrs Vermette, whose 16- year-old son was murdered as he worked at a Calgary ser- vice station last August, wept at Detective Davidson's funeral and said, "It's time we brought back the death penalty for murderers." Mr. Bawden called for "complete reform of our penitentiaries and the parole system He said the Liberal government "has failed mis- erably on the whole adding that "I'm personally for capital punishment." Constable Frank McDonald, president of the Calgary Police Association, said after the meeting that Ottawa "should not go against the grain of public opinion" in commuting death sentences for convicted murderers. He said police would have a "very, very strong" reaction if the death sentences given two persons in British Colum- bia for the murder of a 23- year-old RCMP officer were commuted. However, earlier reports that police would hold a strike across Canada in sup- port of capital punishment were he said. Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The American Northwest is facing an energy crisis of gigantic proportions because of new federal taxes on natural gas producers, B.C. Attorney General Alex Mac- donald said Monday. Macdonald, the minister responsible for energy policy, said in Vancouver that there will almost certainly be a shortfall in natural gas ex- ports to the U.S. next winter of 400 million to 500 million cubic feet. What this means, he said, is that B C will not be able to meet its commitment for ex- port to Oregon, Washington and Idaho of about 809 million cubic feef a day. About 70 per cent of all natural gas used in these three states now comes from B.C If, as predicted, there is a shortfall of 500 million cubic feet, these states will be faced with a reduction of more than Seen and heard About town Fred Cartwright suggesting the only difference between the daily rut people get trapped in and a grave is that one is deeper Scott Gehringer leading a work-out at the YMCA in a Santa suit. 50 per cent of needed supply The Vancouver press conference was attended by a representative of the U S con- sul general's office in B C Although the American of- ficial made no statements, other sources said the issue was being viewed gravely by the U S Two years ago, when salt water leaks at several northern B C. wells caused a minor cutback in U S ex- ports, officials in Gregory contemplated shutting schools in the state to conserve energy Macdonald placed blame for the natural gas situation on the doorstep of Finance Minister John Turner and the new federal budget brought down Nov 18. "B C. has received some bleak Christmas news some staggering the attorney general said, before spelling out the implications for natural gas production as a result of the federal budget At issue is the "fair market value" of B C gas, which is marketed through a crown-, owned company, the B.C. Petroleum Corporation. The petroleum corporation now pays private gas producers an average of about 22 cents a thousand eobic feet for natural gas, which it in turn retails for an average of about 82 cents a thousand cubic feet. Just and the cup will be full You can do it. You can fill the Cup of Milk. Today is the day for it. You must do it now. We won't have the news today, or Christmas But we will have that good news for you before the New Year. We promise you, because today is the day you will help. Write today, to Cup of Milk, Lethbridge Herald. Do it for yourself. You'll benefit. Whenever a child dies, an injury is done not only to those near him but to socie- ty as a whole Let's do it for the beautiful little children of Bangladesh and let's do it for ourselves. Let's do it together, as a hymn for mankind and as an expres- sion of hope that mankind will find a solution to its problems. We have put the story before you. You have the facts. Millions are starving in Bangladesh. We can save many, many children and they may grow up to save many, many more. Surely the night will end for Bangladesh. Sure- ly the light will come for them. No, we're not raising false hopes and we're not prolong- ing the agony. Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova and the Unitarian Service Committee useJ rais- ed by four newspapers last year, send three carloads of skim milk powder to Banladesh Last year we rais- ed Think of the world of good that did for starving children You have bettered last year right now. Today we have in our drive to the 500 goal. The extra money is needed because the price of milk has gone up. The very old and the very young are dying in large numbers An enormous human tragedy is in the mak- ing in Bangladesh. But if we ignore those suf- fering children, it will be our tragedy of indifference. Then we're the losers. So let's put a moment'to good use tonight, Christmas Eve, so the light of love and compassion can shine as brightly as it must on Christ- mas Day Merry Christmas to fund helpers Donna Leavitt, Betty Lou Kamma and Robin Sato of The Herald. List of contributors on Page 2. i'51 fsass-sijj 'wr k fil sS i J -J v iy V i''