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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 25-30; high Friday 35-40. lethbndge Herald RIGHT OK TARGET FOR 1975 VOL, LXVI No. LKTHBRIUGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 13 PAGES HIJACK VICTIMS TO GET BREAK VICTORIA iTP) British Columbians injured in any Carvjisn hijacking will soon IK afolfc to rfcctive compensation from the provincial yoveinrntnt. In a cabinet oilier made public Wed- nesday, the government adds three crimes to the list under the Criminal Injuries Act. They are: hiJLCkini; an aircraft, en- dangering the safety of an aircraft in flight and taking on hoard a civilian aircraft offensive weapons or explosives. Also added is the crime of failing to provide the necessities of life to one's de- pendents. aa mourns Arab guerrillas release Israeli embassy., hostages Five Arab the i r at l L "ig j er-rn r in S 6Z n h j r V rc.lt rt tjrn f r re t rf Ihdl Tr-n ro j mm I or to vavs lo take the Arabs to their unknown destination. T f-dir'-d uCCL, tO the compound to start the day's f J o iVcin T. 're tor jr.ii] tie arid tails, t! JLrf i (0 et terd today's investiture fjf I nnce djira to the Thai throne. the- embassy unless 35 Ps'estin- ten prisoners were; released frr rn h pnsoi. COMPOUND Sl'imOUNDED bo 4 Jr i p 1 army trooos valh dog's I c jrpoj- J Th Q t er: ts ear lie r ha d j mght. the nctirn of cancer. Tr.e 75-year-old former Lib- eral tarty leader, prime minis- ter 1K3 to 1968, died at MST. just three days cut short a Florida va- cetion to retu'm Christmas Eve. condition deteriorated rap- idly and thrcUfihout Wednesday he was in a coma caused by cancer o. the liver. He v.'as operated on two years for s tumor that cost him his right eye, he had returned to hospital about a month ago Jor renewed treatments. But the gravity of his condi- tior- was not known until he was f !o horn e on a gov e mm ent aircraft with his wife. Maryon. Mr, Pearson, whose personal popularity tended to transcend all poHtical considerations, will h-e b-jried at V'akefield, p.- he grew to love while a' 'h-3 ministerial sum- r.urr home at nearby Harrington a state funeral fit Christ Church Anglican cath- here, KLs death an era. It the 1 aunching of the coimtn'''s own foreign service in the 3920s. increasingly inde- pendent of traditional British ties, and Mr, Pearson's decision trj provide Canada'? own dis- tinciive maple leaf flag, achieved is lime for the coun- try's 100th birthday in 1957. J'OKECAST TOVGI! It also inckded his forecast, '.veil before became a fact of Canadian life, that relations the United States would b-i-c-orne ircreasingly complex, to be t-aken To: Likeable, easy-going, able and self ceprecatingly witty, Pearson was a house- hold name his ready grin and bcr.v tie when in 1943 he cuit the external affairs depai't- mHit he had pined in 1923 from the UnJversHy of Toronto, He ran as a Liberal candidate in the Ontario riding of Algoma East and was named external affairs minister tinder Louis Si. Laurent Ln the ensureing govern- ment. Mr. to most who knew the world as a skilled and fluentifcl diplomat reflecting Canada's immediate as a power beyond its normal strength. The Canadian- role was peace, a broker of sr-me muscle amid the midcUe powers, strong in the counsels of t be n e '.v United N at ions arid then in the formation of NATO a3 a shield against further So- penetration in Europe. It was bis work in 1956 at the UN Li forging a peace-keeping force after the Israel-Egypt war o[ that year that earned, him the Nobel Peace Prize. DomesticsUy, bis main politi- cal career began ju-t 35 days after receinng that bonor. Tne party named him to s j ccetd Mr. St. Laurent as leader and he began a long struggle with Diefenbaker that saw him emerge in 1963 as prime minister ior five years. But he never was master of a majority government. Politics for tine sports-loving wbn som etJ ap- jrer.rtd to be more familiar with baseball or hockey than the latest political read- ing s. was sp: ced vi t h wm e firiguisr Euccesses. some blun- ders and some unprecedented infighting in which he and Mr, Diefer.baker he-Id their own. But through it all. and almost always Mr. Pearson retained the kind of homespun qualities that signi- fied his background as the son of an Ontario minisier where Hi oney s car ce but f am; iy affection was not, His maior fault, an opposition :-IP once told him in the Com- mons, was ills inability "to be capable on occasion of being a bastard.1' (See other stories on Psse 10) Seen and heard About town li AMBIDEXTEROUS B i I i Havinga wi h ing he could change mouihs after blowing a cold whistle for two hours whiJe referring a hockey game Kay Smith managing 10 hide a personal Christmas gift but failing to bide the blush that went with iE, "f hi-, death and he pU'JiUh ti.r: curare and New'Ye'arl' bay." 1. -Mr. ular v.sil Tuc- NATO I. tins sen' a cable day. -fan, to Prime: condo'encf-. Dl-piay -Sire :e- "a ri frif-r'! ari-'J aliv'1 tr.e of the r n 'or ;.r, rX.nr v. ce.. en r.o V.'c-'lnc.-'lav, .Jan. 3 ciuV Ja" sr.f] for 0 a.m. Sat- Prir.v; V.'l.itlim of Australia said uroay, ficc.' v, c .s ".v to the forr.-.'.-r of time. In paying tribute verti iea'i'jr. Vr'hitlam said Pear- cclved by ro-. urdy, son sh'j-.1; hov.' mediurn-sizofl pov.ers 1w. v.-dl the as istralia rosild exerci-se an in- v.iil.o'jt frienrls _________ vas r-.vl hi: rirr.f... hut I'ear- k'ir. shov.fd i.s find rniniMtr in the Tni- deau '-Tr. ss man v. ays: to vif-v..-1; try- ir.g to find ;r Mr. f j a Canadian li.an v.r.ilc; in rjff.crj. "lit: f for oounlry it really t v.ar ;i rf n' ;y I 1 rl fjf.v -'.i-n. 'rrrjp rnourrcd death o' ;n f'.rrr.'-.' Prjjrson with a tribute j r-.f; his: "the '.'.hole of nations." He s.sid of our lirnr: hw heen ..t i'.r li, .'iJl'j'-iv