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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, December Watergate cover-up trial in final throes WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. District Judge John Sirica wants the Watergate cover-up trial lawyers to Com- plete their closing arguments so the jury can begin deliberating on a verdict Mon- day. Sirica made the announce- ment Thursday shortly after Jacob Stein, lawyer for Kenneth Parkinson, began his closing argument. After Stein finishes today, Chief Prosecutor James Neal and Assistant Prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste are to deliver the government rebut- tal. Lawyers for the other four attorney- general John Mitchell, ex- White House security unruffled by crasher WASHINGTON (AP) The president's protectors dis- played unruffled confidence in their security procedures Thursday, even though a man about whom they had been warned crashed through a traffic gate with his auto and drove to the doorstep of the White House. Earl Drescher, head of the Executive Protective Service Model beaten to death NEW YORK (AP) A fashion model was found bludgeoned to death Thursday in the same Queens apartment building from which 38 residents ignored the death screams of Kitty Genovese a decade ago. The partially clad body of Sandra Zahler, 25, was found sprawled on her couch in her apartment by a friend, George Boguslaw, who had a key, po- lice said. They said Boguslaw was not a suspect. LIVING WITH INFLATION Is inflation playing havoc with family finances? To help ease the pain. January Reader's Dmest presents a special 3-part aiticle on how to cope with rising cost of living. First, learn about budgeting, borrowing, and invest- ing, insurance and retirement planning on an basis. Second, discover ways to cut your fjmiK's food, health, home and auto expenses. Third, find out how can enioy big savings each year, simply by being more energy- Conscious Be sure to read LIVING WITH INFLATION. One of 30 articles and features in the January Reader's Digest. At newsstand today! which mans the White House gates, said he is certain a study group will be formed to give the incident quick atten- tion. President Ford and his family are in the midst of a skiing vacation in Colorado. The incident occurred despite the fact that the Secret Service had classified the driver, Marshall Fields of surburban Silver Spring, Md., as "of possible protective interest." Fields threatened security guards with packages of what he called explosives. After four hours of negotiations with officials, he surrendered. The packages turned out to contain highway flares. White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman and former assis- tant attorney-general Robert Mardian-already have summed up their cases for the jury. Sirica had been pushing the defence lawyers to finish Thursday but then changed his mind and permitted Stein to finish his argument today. Stein had protested earlier when Sirica said he wanted him to finish even if it meant going past 6 p.m. Trial sessions on most days have ended at p.m. EST. Under the new schedule, the jury will get the weekend off and hear Sirica's instructions on legal points when they re- turn Monday. The judge said he expects to devote about two hours to the instructions. Then the nine women and three men who have listened to 11 weeks of testimony and argument will begin their deliberations in the historic case that drove Richard Nixon from the presidency. The former president had been named an unindicted co- conspirator in the case. But he was found too ill to appear as a witness. President Ford pardoned Nixon, making prosecution of the former president impos- sible. Escaped convict kills two women hostages MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (Reuter) A mother and one of her two daughters were shot and killed Thursday night by an escaped convict who held them hostage for more Riley Mosley, 29, wounded during his capture, was taken to hospital. No reason was given for the shooting, which came after police were unable to meet his only his father telephone the farm- house where he held the women hostage. Police could not locate the father in Indianapolis. Other attempts at negotiation failed. The dead hostages were identified as Marian Napierala, 54, and her daughter Gayle, 19. Daughter Cindy, 17, also a hostage, was unharmed but was taken to hospital in shock. Mrs. Napierala's 11-year- old son escaped from the farmhouse, a source said. Mr. BEAVER HOME CENTRE Everything you need to make it on your own. Handy under-seat storage. DEACON'S BENCH Smoothly sanded knotty pine, ready to paint, stain or varnish. Hinged seat "hides" space for toys, boots, tools, etc. Easily assembled. Abt. Reg. 42.95 Napierala was away. Police gave no details of the capture. Mosley entered the Napierala home after escap- ing from a prison work farm about one mile away where he was serving a sentence for armed robbery. At least 30 policemen sur- rounded the Napierala home in the northwest corner of In- diana near the shores of Lake Michigan. Ex-Thailand dictator arrested BANGKOK (AP) military dictator Thanom Kit- tikachorn slipped back into Thailand today and the government put him under house arrest. Leaders of the politically powerful student movement demanded that the 65-year-old former field marshal be put on trial for the death of 72 civilians during the student- led uprising in October, 1973, that overthrew his military government and sent Thanom into exile. Thanom had been living in Boston with his wife and some members of his family since the coup. He arrived in Bangkok before dawn aboard a Lufthansa plane. Deputy Premier Prakorb Hutasing told reporters that the government decided at an emergency meeting to place Thanom under house arrest at an undisclosed location pending an investigation of the students' charges. He said Thanom was accompanied by his wife, who was not arrested. Prakorb said Thanom sent him a message this morning saying that he was returning to visit his ailing 89-year-old father. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Emigration of Jews Soviet fact of life News in brief Police probe hijacking By HEDRICK SMITH New York Times Service MOSCOW The Jewish exodus has become so much a fact of Soviet life that even in the editorial offices of Pravda, Izvestia and the writers' union weekly Literaturnaya Gazeta, Communist party members tell jokes about emigtating Jews. In one joke, two Jews pass each other on ships in the Mediterranean one headed for Israel, the other back to the Soviet Union. Each makes a sign to show he thinks the other is crazy. In another Abramovich, the Caricature Soviet Jew, approaches a Soviet visa of- ficer to apply for a third exit visa. "Look, says the Soviet of- ficer. "You have been to Israel once and you came back. You went a second time and you came back. Now you are here a third time? What are you doing? "I don't like it here and I don't like it Abramovich replies. "But there is a wonderful stopover in Paris." To some, this kind of humor suggests that the Soviet establishment has lost what one intellectual called "its fear of emigration" and instead of feeling that "no one should leave this happy could laugh at the situation a bit now. To others, this humor indicates that the authorities realize there is a growing dis- illusion among intellectuals and other Jews about the dream of going to Israel and hence less risk than before in promis- ing Washington that all those who want to go will be allowed to. The hesitancy is compounded from anx- iety over risks of war in the Middle East and discouraging letters from intellectual friends who have .had to take work in Israel as truck drivers or manual laborers or from relatives who simply found the cost of living high and the way of life hard. Officially, the Kremlin may be agreeing with Washington not to impose penalties for emigration. But those who stay behind say that life has become harder. In a number of cases, relatives of departing Jews have been penalized. The director of a large suburban Moscow fac- tory was removed and given a less prestigious executive post with a substan- tial cut in salary and benefits when a relative applied to leave. ROME (Reuter) Italian police said Thursday they are investigating why Jozef Homolov, who hijacked an Air India Boeing 747 jumbo jet for two hours over Rome Wednesday, was carrying 000 in forged Canadian curren- cy. Homolov, 30, a Czech-born naturalized Canadian, from Hamilton, Ont., told reporters he staged the hijack because people in Bombay saw him changing a lot of money and followed him on to the aircraft to rob him. Vietnamese expel writer SAIGON (AP) John Marks, co-author of a controversial book about the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was expelled today from South Vietnam as Draft evader program may help man from Edmonton EDMONTON (CP) A program aimed at assisting persons accused of draft eva- sion in the United States, set up by the state of Oregon, may help a man who has lived on an Alberta farm for several years. Jerry Super was 20 years of age when he moved to Alberta with his parents from Lebanon, Ore., to a farm they had purchased at Onoway, 30 miles northwest of Edmonton. A few months later, he receiv- ed a notice from his draft board that he was to report to his local draft office for possi- ble conscription into the U.S. armed forces. He replied that he was liv- ing with his family and was not planning to return to the U.S., and was later informed by the board he was indicted as a draft evader. If he return- ed to the U.S., he was told, he could face a jail term of five years or a fine of Man finds wife, 4 children killed MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Five charges of murder and one of rape were filed against a 34-year-old laborer today in the shooting deaths of four children and the strangulation of their mother. Sheriff C. P. Witt said the charges were placed against Eddie Lee (Shanghai) Thomas, who had been under questioning since late Thur- sday. Thomas lived only one-quar- ter mile from the home of James Vernon Aliff, who re- turned home from work Thursday afternoon and found the body of his wife, Sally, on the floor beside her bed. A medical examiner said she had been strangled. The bodies of the four Aliff children, each shot in the head, were found about an hour and 45 minutes later in a wooded gully near the home. Witt told a news conference today that Thomas and Aliff were both employed at the same factory, and that Thomas has denied involve- ment in the slayings. Thomas is being held in lieu of bail. Police said the murderer may have interrupted Mrs. Aliff and the children as they ate lunch. A county medical examiner said they died about a.m. A half-eaten apple, a half- eaten hot dog and open bottles of ketchup and mayonnaise were on the kitchen table. A Christmas tree, surrounded by open gifts, was undisturbed in the living room. Describing the incident as a possible mistake by the draft board, he is nonetheless not planning to return to the U.S. until the matter is sorted out. Mr. Super, who now lives in Edmonton with his Canadian wife and their three children, said "we moved as a family the (Vietnam) war had nothing to do with it." "I don't know what I'm a criminal for yet." Commenting on President Ford's amnesty program for alleged draft evaders, he add- ed that with a heavy fine and jail sentence threatened, "I'm not interested in finding out how little of it they'd give me." Mr. Super has put his case before an organization named the War Resisters Informa- tion Program, based in Win- nipeg, which has been work- ing with an attorney in Portland. The Canadian group has learned that a pioneer program in Oregon is attempting to aid persons affected by the U.S. draft. Under the plan, officials are attempting to get in touch with the men concerned to determine if they qualify, due to various court decisions, to return freely to their home states. Response to the program to date has been surprisingly low, says federal public defender David Teske of Portland. He said in an inter- view that about one third of the indicted men have con- tacted him. Anonymous .............1.00 Anonymous ..................2.00 Mike. Nick, John and Ann. Lethbridge................2 00 Douglas Wright, Lethbndge ----5.00 THEY GAVE Phyl and Alex Hamilton........5.00 William Norris family, Warner 5.00 R. Schultz, Lethbridge.........5 00 In lieu of local Christmas cards Herb Wiskerke family .......10.00 Boxing Day swim attracts 250 NANAIMO, B.C. (CP) More than 250 swimmers, aged from five to 59, braved the chilly waters of Departure Bay for Nanaimo's annual Boxing Day swim Thursday morning. At the sound of the starter's gun, young and old jumped into the water near the British Columbia ferry terminal LOW BEAVER PRICE 36 97 Sale runs to Jan. 4 only 17th Strut A 3rd Avenue South, Shop to dill; Open till 9 p.m. Thuriday 328-4481 or 328-4482 Zenith Eyeglass Hearing Aid Make the right decision now and try this reliable Zenith Carlyle aid at no obligation. And if within 10 days after purchase you aren't completely satis- fied, you may return the aid and your money, except for the cost of a custom earmold, will be refunded. Batteries for all makes of hearing aids. The quality gees in before name noes on. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. P. A. LEISTER, Htirlng Aid AudlologUt "Helping the hard of hearing since 1943" Paramount Bldg. Phone 328-4080 715-4th S. 327-2272 while about spectators cheered them on in the 40- degree weather. Nanaimo Mayor Frank Ney said the event demonstrated the salubrious climate of the area. To prove the point, ice was dumped into the bay to cool the water, suntan lotion and mosquito repellent were passed around and the swimmers refreshed themselves with ice cream. Each swimmer also got a silver dollar as a souvenir. "HOW'S YOUR JOIN THE YMCA TENDERFOOT FITNESS CLASSES Tues. or Thurs. p.m. Starts week of January 6 For further information Phone the YMCA 328-7771 a "blacklisted" journalist, government sources said. A woman companion, Bar- bara Guss of Washington, D.C., was expelled with Marks, the sources said. Mine explosion kills 36 DOUAI, France (AP) A coal dust explosion killed 36 miners and injured six others early today in 'a mine at Lievin in northwestern France, company officials said. At least three miners survived. The explosion occurred 300 feet underground, the of- ficials said. The miners had just resum- ed work after a five-day vacation. 400 S. Africans stabbed JOHANNESBURG (AP) More than 400 persons were taken to the hospital with stab wounds Christmas Day in Soweto, the sprawling reserve for Africans outside this South African city, hsopital authorities said today. Police reported one stabb- ing death. Christmas in the reserve, or township, is a time of fear for many of its estimated one million people when gangs of young thugs known as tsotsis roam the unlit streets. Prison revolt ends LORTON, Va. (AP) The District of Columbia's correc- tions director says he intends to fulfil a no-reprisal pledge that helped win a peaceful end to a 19-hour convict rebellion at Lorton reformatory. About 80 prisoners surren- dered their seven-guard hos- tages and ended their occupa- tion of the maximum-security wing of the prison Thursday. The takeover ended peace- fully after officials pledged to improve living conditions at the District of Columbia's penal compound 15 miles south of Washington, and promised no forced transfers to other facilities. Communists take town SAIGON (AP) Com- munist led forces overran a fifth South Vietnamese dis- trict town and pushed govern- ment casualties near the mark in an offensive started three weeks ago, the Saigon command reported Thursday. Military analysts said the offensive is aimed at ex- panding North Vietnamese and Viet Cong territory, inflicting heavy losses on the Saigon army and pressing the Saigon government to the breaking point to force Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu to make political concessions. Snowmobiler killed WESTLOCK, Alta. (CP) A 24 year old resident of the Chisholm, Alta. area, Fredrick Laughy, died Thurs- day in the Westlock hospital after falling off a snowrr.obile. RCMP said the victim was a passenger on the vehicle being operated in the Hondo area, about 105 miles north of Ed- monton. Israeli airline grounded Mr. and Mrs. P. T M........10.00 Steve Lukenda. Lethbndge----10.00 Anonymous.............. 10.00 In memory of Tom Forth..... 10.00 Anonymous 20.00 Chnstou family .............20.00 George Ens. Lethbridge.......20.00 Dale and Kurt ..............20 00 Barry and Jean Hammon, Turin 20.00 Coaldale Community Kindergarten children and teachers.....24.00 Lethbridge Long Distance Operators................24.25 Brink family. Monarch........25.00 George and Dorothy..........30.00 Room 18 Galbraith School, Lethbridge...................55.69 Clarifying Monday's list In loving memory of our parents and grand- parents. Mr. and Mrs. Sun Chuen from Mr. and Mrs. Lome Fong and family.......................40.00 E Veldhuizen and family, Brox- burn 135.00 Mr and Mrs Kasper Kambeitz and family Robert, Brigitte, Ken and Pat. Larry and Deanna, Dennis and lieu of Christmas presents.....'............... 165.00 Old Elm Colony. Magrath 200.00 Reese Contracting.........200.00 Anonymous 200.00 Grade 9 class, Coalhurst High School...................... 207.82 Total Total to date TEL AVIV (Reuter) The Israeli government grounded El Al Airline's fleet of 12 Boe- ing aircraft today because of a work slowdown by mechanics. Transport Minister Gad Ya- cobi said the slowdown did not permit the airline to function normally. The mechanics are demanding additional staff to ease their workload. 204 die in U.S. CHICAGO (AP) There were 204 persons killed in traf- fic accidents during the Christmas Holiday in the United States, the lowest toll for a one-day observance of Christmas since 1947. Policeman improving CALGARY (CP) Detec- tive Nick Graham, one of the six police officers wounded by a gunman in last Friday's Shootout, now is in satisfac- tory condition in hospital, a police spokesman said Thur- sday. The other policemen were released from hospital before Christmas. Miki's assets TOKYO (AP) Premier Takeo Miki, in a move un- precedented in Japan, made public today his personal assets, which total about million including real estate, stocks and bank deposits. Picture yourself as second quarter millionaire BUY YOUR TICKETS FROM THE MEMBERS OF PARTICIPATING SERVICE AND CHURCH CLUBS THE WESTERN CANADA LOTTERY More than m total prizes' 1908 lucky people will win! Ticket sales close January 15th, 1975 Preliminary Draw January 31st, 1975 ;