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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE December News In brief Pierre visits baby OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau spent Box- ing Day visiting his wife Margaret and their new-born son at Ottawa Civic hospital. Mrs. Trudeau gave birth Tuesday to a nine-ounce the second Christmas baby for the Trudeaus. Two-year-old Justin was born on Christmas 1971. A spokesman from the prime minister's office said both Mrs. Trudeau and the baby both are doing but he could not give any details on the baby's name or when Mrs. Trudeau is expected to return home. British Prime Minister Edward Heath congratulated Prime Minister Trudeau on the birth of his second son with a telegram Wednesday. congratulations on your second Christmas the telegram read. Nixon takes secret flight SAN Calif. President Nixon is on vacation here today after a commercial airliner flight. The president secretly boarded United Air Lines Flight 55 before other passengers Wednesday at Washington's Dulles Inter- national Airport. He took a seat in the first-class surrounded by Secret Service agents. During the flight to Los Angeles en route to the Western White House at San he strolled the aisles of the talking to passengers and signing autographs. Gerald assistant White House press who didn't announce the presi- dent's departure to reporters until after the flight was air- said Nixon took a com- mercial flight set an ex- ample for the American during the energy crisis. Warren said the trip was kept secret for security reasons. Rice harvest challenged SAIGON Thousands of South Vietnamese troops swept across the lower Mekong Delta today in a drive to protect the rice harvest after government troops suf- fered nearly 150 casualties in an ambush Delayed field reports said a battalion of about 500 troops was put out of action in the Viet Cong attack Christmas Day. Military sources in Saigon said 18 men were including both the bat- talion commander and his deputy. 42 were missing and 81 were wounded. The reports said the Viet Cong had been stalking the government unit through the and the attack 110 miles southwest of Saigon lasted only 15 minutes. The survivors fled to Vi a provincial capital five miles away. It was the worst govern- ment setback in the South Vietnam's most produc- tive rice in several months. Kohoutek close to sun Friday Three B.C. Yule deaths By The CANADIAN PRESS At least three persons died in accidents in British Colum- bia during the three-day Christmas holiday period. David Franklin of North was killed m Burnaby when his car left a road and rolled into a creek. Police said the acci- dent occured early Tuesday. A 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Wednesday when his bike hit a power pole in near Victoria. Police said the victim was a member of the Canadian but withheld his name A resident was killed in a two-car colli- sion Wednesday on the Eraser Canyon highway seven miles north of Hope. Penitentiary chief named NEW BC A new warden has been named for the British Columbia penitentiary and a renovation program announced for the an official said Wednesday Dragon Cernetic is to become penitentiary director Jan acting director Jim McCutcheon said. Mr. Cernetic now is assistant director of services at Millhaven Institute in Kingston. and was formerly a probation officer in BC The appointment of Mr. Cernetic does not become of- ficial until today under civil service rules that allow others in the same salary to appeal the ap- pointment. No appeals were expected. said Mr. McCutcheon. Mass. Comet Kohoutek makes its closest approach to the sun Friday as it begins a swing which will take it back out of the solar system Kohoutek is to reach per- or the low point in its at a.m. EST. At that it will be only 13.24 million miles from the sun and travelling at 251.400 miles an hour The comet will go around the but it will not dip behind the sun as seen from earth Because of the angle of the comet in relation to the it will appear just to loop around the top of the sun before heading back out into space. Dr William head of Project Kohoutek at the Smithsonian Astrophysical says that after perihelion the comet should reemerge to earth viewers in the nighttime sky comets are noto- riously Deutschman noting that some have disappeared com- pletely at perihelion or have broken up into smaller units. The latest observations in- dicate that if the weather is cooperative Kohoutek will be best viewed between Jan. 10 and when its tail should be spotted easily. It should be visible in the southwest sky at that 20 to 30 degrees above the horizon. Toward the end of Kohoutek will become fainter and its tail shorter as it moves into deep space. If viewers miss Kohoutek during then they've missed their last chance to see it The comet won't return again for another years. Great Falls gas flowing GREAT Mont. Gasoline service sta- tion operators in Great Falls apparently are not heeding the 10-gallon-a-customer limit asked by Federal Energy Chief William Simon. A survey showed that dealers are selling as much as customers want. some customers are limiting themselves to 10 gallons. ONLY Tailored-to Measure Under Special Arrangements at a Saving of We urge you to make your selection M soon aa poHible to avoid disappointment and Starts Thursday DECEMBER 27th Continues to January till 9 p.m. Thursday master charge Yule stroll Governor General Ro- land Michener points out the route to a young Edward Mich- ener of Toronto during a family walk in the grounds of Government Ottawa on Wed- nesday. Guerrilla plotting uncovered PARIS French state television reported Wednesday that agents who raided a secluded villa here found documents indicating that Palestinian guerrillas were preparing an attack on an Israeli embassy and the kidnapping of a diplomat's son somewhere in Europe. There was no immediate confirmation of the report. But informed sources did con- firm that agents broke into the in in the Paris on Dec. 20 arresting a number of people and uncovering various documents. The Palestine Liberation Organization's delegation in Paris denied any involvement with 13 persons arrested in connection with the raid. The French sources said that some of the including maps and rough found in the villa might have led police to believe that a guerrilla group was planning an imminent at- tack on Rome's second air- Ciampino. The Italian authorities were the sources added. Candlelight Yule cools Quebec homes QUEBEC Hydro- Quebec crews plugged more than area homes back into heat and light leaving only 500 blacked out following six days of freezing rain which cut electric power in wide areas of the province. Snow coupled with freezing rain and nigh winds had snapped many lines and knocked trees onto others. At one point more than persons as far east as the Gaspe were affected. Power failures hit the Mon- treal area as but for comparatively brief periods. The power failures wrecked Christmas plans for many Quebec families. was like said Richard Deblois. were lit by oil lamp and The Island of Orleans farmer said his five-member family managed because of a woodburning stove in their farmhouse. wasn't so but we A suburban Ste. who spent the holi- day by said Christmas dinner still had a certain flair even though it consisted of barbequed chicken from a restaurant rather than roast turkey. Ste. Fpy was the section of the provincial capital hardest hit by and another Robert rushed home to get cosy when word passed that power had returned. He found six trees which had graced the property when he left had been chopped down by seeking firewood. Freezing rain and snow were forecast for most of the province today. Similar conditions closed Montreal international airport until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Adults stretched out on lounges and or squatted on luggage while waiting for the airport to reopen. hope I get a cup of coffee at said Mrs. Carl surveying the lines outside restaurants and around snack trolleys. Ketch survivors out of hospital Foy Truck stop 'certain' LOS ANGELES A spokesman for a trucking publication says a United States-wide truckers strike Jan. 31 is per cent cer- Jim investigative editor of told reporters Wednesday that un- less the government meets at least three of the truckers four major demands before the established an es- timated truckers will abandon their rigs. have no exact but our feeling is that approxi- mately independent owners and operators will shut and the balance will shut down in sympathy or fear of being blown off the he said. VICTORIA Three survivors of a harrowing 96- day journey in the Ketch Pacific Mariner across the North Pacific from Japan have been released from hospital. Robert of was released Wednesday. Dennis and Bob both of were released Tuesday. An autopsy has shown that Ray of the fourth crew died of malnutrition and terminal pneumonia. A coroner's inquiry will be held. The four men left Japan in September estimating it would take them 35 to 40 days to sail the 41-foot Pacific Mariner to Vancouver. Mr. Belong bought the Ketch in Taiwan. Delay in starting the voyage brought the men across the Pacific at the worst time of year. Mr. Delong said he counted 12 major storms. The last of the storms sank the freighter Oriental near the Pacific killing 37 men aboard. Ecuador ferry mishap takes 150 Ecuador Navy divers began investigating a sunken coastal ferry Wednesday. At least 150 persons are known to have drowned when the ferry went down Christmas and rescuers said dozens more may have been trapped in the wreckage The absence of an official tally of the number aboard the El Jambeh when it sank before dawn Monday in the Guayas River estuary has made it impossible to deter- mine the exact number of vic- tims. The 20-year-old vessel was operated by the Ecuadorian merchant which has not given an official account of the tragedy. At least 142 passengers were rescued or swam ashore. Survivors said as many as 400 persons almost swamped the ferry when they stormed aboard at Puerto Bolivar near the border with Peru. Sur- vivors said the lower deck was awash part of the time. The 95-foot wooden making a 75-mile trip to was designed to carry 150 passengers. Many on including women and had gone to Puerto Bolivar and to Peru for shopping to take advan- tage of the duty free facilities at the border. Many were buying gifts in prepara- tion for the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. the day on which the Latin world ex- changes Christmas gifts. He said his ketch collided with a freighter which tore off its bowsprit and wrecked rigg- ing on both sides. The Pacific Mariner and the three surviving crew members were rescued Fri- day by the Canadian destroyer escort Mackenzie about 100 miles west of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Mr. Delong said after repairs the ketch will be taken to the probably to for a six- month waiting period to avoid duty. He said the waiting period will eliminate a customs bill. Terrorist inquiry Saturday KUWAIT Five terrorists who staged the bomb hijack operation at Rome airport last week will be interrogated here by a special guerrilla Palestinian officials said today Ali head of the Ku- wait office of the Palestine Liberation Organization said a four-man special committee delegated by PLO chieftain Yasir Arafat will begin the interrogation Satur- day. The he was in contact with the Kuwait interior and defence minister. Sheik Saad Ab- and his Ab- dullatif who brief- ed them on the results of the investigation conducted by Kuwaiti authorities. The gunmen have so far re- fused to reveal their names or the guerrilla if to which they belong. Their at- tack retimed in the killing of 32 persons and has been condemned by Arafat as a crime CHARGEX DOWNTOWN on FIFTH STREET SOUTH 'Poppa Gunderson worth his chips9 CALGARY Harald chairman of the Calgary public school board and president of the Alberta School Trustees deserves to earn of the salaries he draws from these according to his daughter Laurie. In a letter to the editor of the Calgary published this Miss Gunderson said her family has to pay dearly for the Mr. Gunderson gets yearly from these positions. The recent salary increases for Calgary public school especially Mr. Gunderson's have drawn un- favorable reaction from various quarters including some of the trustees. Miss Gunderson's letter letter is to the ignorant public that thinks the job of a school trustee is a part-time job the middle of his breakfast he is called to the phone to talk to a radio newspaper or television because it is important they reach him right away SPECIAL MEETINGS of there's the suppers he never has with his family because Johnny's parents are concerned about his marks and where he is going in or else a special meeting has been called and they would like Dad to sit in on it. being president of the ASTA he travels a lot of the time and usually misses his own son's or daughter's part in a school play or cannot be with the family for a get-together. I think it would be really nice to have lunch with my but it's upsetting to find that he has made plans for the rest of the week to be with people dealing with the schools. After it's nice to have a father-to-daughter talk once in a while my I wonder how she would feel if Dad had the time to take her to other places women get taken because their husbands nave the time. I watched her sit up many an evening until 2 a.m. waiting for him after a just to serve him a cup of tea and a sandwich and to talk for a few minutes before he left the next morning to begin another usual day. his and from someone who understands his I want to say he earns every penny of what he makes. But I would like to be able to spend just a little more time with him because after all he's my father and someone's husband and we are a CAtMDMN FURRIERS JANUARY FUR SALE NOW is the time to purchase your new fur Fur prices will be rising drastically so Buy Now and Save Shop Thurs. Tiii 9 p.m. CANADIAN FURRIERS A tradition of Paramount Bldg. 4th S.i ;