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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD December News in brief Gov 9t ponders which document should be public Ferry death toll rises Ecuador The death toll in the Christmas Eve sinking of the ferry El Jambeli neared 200 today. By late a total of 191 bodies had been and frogmen still had not completed their search of the sunken coastal steamer in Guayaquil Bay. Hundreds of relatives and friends crowded the navy dock as launches brought in the bodies. The crowd was openly and authorities -for a time ordered the shrouded bodies held fearful of a riot. Speed bill unlikely Mont. It appears unlikely that a daytime speed limit bill will be considered by the 1974 Mon- tana legislature The legislature rejected a speed limit bill last year. The legislature rules prohibit reconsideration for two years of any rejected bill. Montana highways law only stipulates that speed shall be reasonable and prudent. Vandals cause outages GREAT Mont. The Montana Power Co. says vandals have caused several serious power outages in the Great Falls area in recent weeks by shooting insulators off tran- smission lines. Lewis MPC district said rifle shots ear- ly Christmas Day destroyed insulators on a 69.000-volt line near hydroelectric dams east of Great Falls and caused an outage to a number of rural areas as far north as Chester. A similar incident occurred last week to a 50.000-volt line serving Smith River and Riverdale. Brewer says it takes up to 50 man-hours to locate and repair the damage. Federal teachers settle OTTAWA About 500 elementary and secondary school teachers for the Indian and northern affairs depart- ment will receive pay increases ranging to 14.5 per cent from six per cent under an agreement signed Thur- sday. The treasury the federal department responsi- ble for government said in a news release that the teachers will receive the increase over a 17-month period retroactive to April 1973. Increases will depend on what region the person works in The teache'rs also will receive an additional 5.8 per cent effective Sept. 1974 to Aug. 1975. U.S. fugitives in court CALGARY Three men who escaped from a prison in N.M.. appeared in provincial court here Thursday after their arrest at a city hotel Christ- mas Eve Ronald Lynn 29. Gary Lee and Forest Warren 25. were described armed and dangerous by U.S. authorities. Thev offered no resistance when arrested in 300 miles north-northwest of Clovis. The three were charged with importing property ob- tained by crime into Canada and possession of a prohibited weapon in a motor vehicle. They were remanded in custody until Jan 3. when U.S. authorities are expected to apply for their return to the US' Forensic unit 'unrivalled' EDMONTON The forensic care unit planned for Alberta will integrate treatment and humane securi- ty measures in a manner un- rivalled in North Dr. Charles Hellon said Thur- sday. Dr. director of men- tal health services for the department of health and social development in Alber- made the statement after viewing similar units in Canada and the United States. News agency may fold BUENOS AIRES The privately owned Argentine news Noticias set up only three months ago by 62 faces possible closure because the Peronist government has cancelled its radio communications licence The agency was advised Wednesday night the licence to use four radio frequencies for its news and picture ser- vices is provisional and will expire Jan. 1 STRESS-How You Can Cope With It Have you suffered from severe depression or anxiety at one point or another in your Do you know how to provide your children with belter de- fences against depression and anxiety in later How much stress can you yourself Rate yourself on the stress quotient test in January Reader's Digest and find out what your tolerance is. Find out why it is vitally important for you to learn how to recognize and cope with the different symptoms of stress. Read COPING WITH STRESS one of 32 articles and features in January Reader's Digest. Get your copy news came like a bombshell and if the measure is not reversed we shall have to a spokesman for the agency said. _ No reason was given for the but it is said that it was aimed at strengthening the position of the state-owned Telam Agency. Victoria dispute deadlocked VICTORIA It appears unlikely that a settle- ment will be reached this year in a now in its fourth which has halted publication of the morning Colonist and evening Times. No new talks have been scheduled between Victoria Press Ltd. and the Joint Coun- cil of Newspaper which bargains for the five un- ions involved. Negotiations broke off Dec. 19. The strike began Dec. 1 when members of the Printing Pressmen's Union walked off the job after both sides failed to reach agreement on the thorny question of job security in the face of technological change. LETHBRIDGE LIFE UNDERWRITERS ASSOCIATION recent meeting announced tht awarding of the 1973 NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD to the following 15th W. Popma 14th CLU 13th J. J. C. MacPhail 12th C. G. Yoshlnaka 11th J. Higgins R. E. G. S. J. Prasow 10th Terakita 9th N. Hopkins 8th F. Lemire 7th W. C. E. M. C. CLU 6th G. N. H. CLU 5th W. CLU 3rd L. Elmo Wolsey 2nd 0. E. Mayeske 1st G. Morris G. Clarence F. Sirovyal This designation is given in recognition of outstand- ing persistency and the highest quality of Life Insur- ance service to'a growing clientele. By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA Since the govern- ment has been busy with its information ser- vices the federal is the term used by Prime Minister Trudeau. Now studies are being extended to which of- ficial if should be made public. Since an information services which led to establishment of Information Canada in 1970. there have been nonstop committee investigations and the growing information departments of government have been issu- ing unprecedented quantities of press releases. What the government now is trying to es- tablish is how much basic the type that goes into the decision making should be made public. The question came to the forefront this year when a spate of documents were leaked to the public. of the government's vital material is never says one senior govern- ment official. there is probably no good reason why it shouldn't The Privy Council Office has handed over a study on this subject to Donald a former employee who has been studying government procedures in Britain. Basically an internal sources say it is designed to determine whether the govern- ment has been putting too much emphasis on secrecy. The study involves cabinet draft legislation and the appraisals of senior public servants that lead to policies. there is a decision to make such documents says one could be the end of public service anonymity. This is something we would have to take a careful look at Apart from some officials say that little harm resulted from the leaked documents in the last 12 months. they say that had the documents been officially offered to the they probably would have received less attention. Sources say the cabinet generally would prefer to see more documents made but the difficulty lies in establishing a for- mula for deciding what papers should remain secret. there is a clear you could tie up half the bureaucracy in .this decision-making says an official. if there is any doubt there is a tendency to mark every paper 'secret.' PM's baby named Prime Minister Trudeau passed out cigars to members of the press in Ottawa Thursday after an- nouncing that his second born Christmas will be named Alexandre Emmanuel. The child's nickname will be Sacha. Bookies share Sweeps winnings By THE CANADIAN PRESS Two of the six Canadians who held Irish Sweepstake tickets on favorite Comedy Of Errors sold half-interests but still won plenty of money Thursday. One of them was Don owner of an automotive supply business in who collected from an Irish syndicate for half-of his ticket on the favorite last Thursday. I fe U.S. court indicts Hughes LAS VEGAS. Nev. Billionaire recluse Howard Hughes has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with his purchase of a regional air- line. The indictments returned in U.S. district court Thursday charged the elusive industrialist with con- stock manipulation and fraud in his 1968 pur- chase of Air West. The indictment marked the first time criminal charges have been filed against Hughes despite exten- sive investigations involving his financial empire. A former top Hughes aide and three others also were named in the nine-count indictment that climaxed a lengthy investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the grand jury. The defendants were accused of conspiring to put pressure on directors of Air West to sell out to Hughes by depressing the value of the air'ine's stock and threatening lawsuits against its directors. Hughes is reported to have moved recently from London to a resort hotel at Freeport in the Bahamas. LEAVES LONDON Hughes left London last week amid reports he was trying to avoid possible extradition to the United States. A Hughes spokesman denied the noting Hughes has business interests in the Bahamas. j New Cambodian cabinet 'handpicked' by U.S. gambled and they won maybe I lost a little but I would have hated to hear that my horse had tripped at the finish he said The winning ticket was worth more than Mr Brewer will still pocket plus the he was guaranteed. The Irish bookies will make a net profit of The other Canadian who sold a half-share was Mary a 47-year-old Ont. widow who works in a shoe factory. She was unavailable for comment Thursday but a niece said Mrs. normally a cairn and quiet was taking after hearing results of the race. Two others refused to sell their tickets or share in them. Paul a 60-year- old crane operator in a St. Catharines. was offered last Fri- day for his ticket. Andy a 38- year-old arc welder from near Ot- said he twice refused offers of for his ticket. They'll collect the full tax- free or as will Danny a 37-year- old pulp mill foreman at and Mr and Mrs. H. E. Simpson of the Vancouver suburb of Bur- naby Skylab reach midway points HOUSTON The sight of a comet streaking- near the sun has captured the attention of the Skylab 3 astronauts at the midpoint in their marathon space voyage. The comet Kohoutek makes its closest approach to the sun today and begins the long climb back to the far reaches of the solar system. Astronauts Gerald PHNOM PENH Western diplomats say Cam- bodia's fourth cabinet reshuf- fle this year is the result of long bargaining between President Lon Nol and the United States embassy. But one American diplomat says the new government of Premier Long Boret does not promise any new policies. One foreign observer said while the Americans in the past have put pressure on Lon Nol to bring such leaders as Sisowath Sirik Cheng Heng and former Premier In Tarn into the top echelon of his this was the first time they took a direct hand in the for- mation of a cabinet. Americans hand- picked the Long Boret he said. The Americans' goal was more efficiency and less emphasis on political loyalty. Tarn's cabinet of 25 members has been reduced to but they still divide on factional seven Lon Nol four Sirik Matek four Cheng Heng supporters and one fence-sitter. Lon Sirik Matek and Cheng Heng form the High Political Council. The military command reported today that govern- ment forces repulsed an at- tack during the night against armored personnel carriers six miles north of Phnom Penh. It said nine Khmer Rouge insurgents were killed and six government soldiers wounded. In the South Viet- namese command reported small-scale skirmishes and terrorist attacks. It said one bomb thrown in a hamlet 75 miles south of Da Nang killed 10 including the hamlet and wounded 17. New Solzhenitsyn book printed PARIS A new book on the Soviet concentra- tion camp system by Nobel Prize winner Alexander Sol- zhenitsyn was published here today. The entitled The Gulag was printed in Russian by the YMCA Press here which described it as immense fresco of the Soviet concentra- tion camp organization from 1918 to A statement from the publishers said that five years the author refused to publish it because of the numerous people mentioned in the William Pogue and Edward Gibson also were to discuss the comet with its Czech born astronomer Lubos who was to be in mission control in the late afternoon. Pogue and Gibson reach the halfway point in their mission and flight director Milton Windier told think the odds are very good that we'll complete the full 84 days both from the standpoint of the crew and the During the scientists in mission control took charge of the station's telescopes to photograph Kohoutek as it hurtled toward the sun at 000 miles an hour. APPROACHES SUN The comet made its nearest approach to the 13.24 million at a.m. while the crew slept. It then began looping around the sun on a path that will take it beyond the orbit of Pluto. That's where it began its journey to the inner solar system an estimated two million years ago. It will be another years before it again appears near the sun. The astronauts were to alternate at the telescopes to- day to record Kohoutek as it begins its flight away from the sun. Thousands of scientists around the world have joined the comet but the Skylab astronauts have the best view because they are above the obscuring layers of earth's atmosphere. 'Soviets ready to contribute to stability WASHINGTON United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger says the Soviet Union appears to be ready to contribute to stability in the Middle East. At conference Thurs- day he indicated U.S. willing- ness to work with Moscow for peace in the region and said that with Egypt and Jordan talking from a common there is a good possibility of progress toward a settlement. Kissinger credited the Soviet Union with contributing to a positive atmosphere at the Geneva peace conference. And. he foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko met with Abba the Israeli foreign minister. as of judging the Soviet Union by its we are willing to Kissinger said Soviet behavior we can always re-examine our policy At the same the secre- tary said the United States will make no deal at the ex- pense of traditional an obvluus reference to Israel. He also said the United States will not impose a settlement arranged with the Soviet Union. MIDEAST IS TEST Kissinger described the Middle East as 3 test of Soviet intentions and of the U.S. policy of detente toward Moscow. is obvious that it is not possible for a country to ex- acerbate tensions in one area and to seek relaxation in an- he said. we would have to judge the Soviet sincerity in seeking across- the-boacd relaxation of ten- sions by its behavior in all the negotiations in which we are engaged with including that of the Middle In another Kissinger said the United States stands by its offer to work out a new relationship to common problems with its allies. he it is up to the and Japan as to choose whether to co- operate or to themselves in the sort of rivalry that has destroyed other YEAR DISAPPOINTING Kissinger conceded that 1973 has been disappointing in U.S. relations with its allies and that it was perhaps too rashly 'the Year of Europe.' Hope wanes for 47 KUCHING Hopes dimmed today for the rescue of at least 47 persons reported missing following the loss of the inter-island passenger vessel Pulau Kid- jang off the west coast of Sarawak. The 227-ton capable of carrying 150 passengers and sank Thursday in rough seas off Kuala Rajang about 65 miles southwest of Kuching. State officials said 85 per- sons weret aboard the vessel when it but some sur- vivors estimated the figure to be as high as 140. So far only 38 survivors have been rescued. Rescue vessels have recov- ered 10 bodies. On other matters he par- ticularly in the Soviet is accelerating at a rate that threatens the capacity to control it. the United States hopes to reach agree- ment in 1974 with the Soviet Union on limiting so- phisticated weapons. United States will keep pressing for closer relations with the Soviet Union and mainland China in the belief are on a course which is in the interest of all of mankind and which is es- sential for the longterm prospects of In seeking a Middle East settlement the United States is the very beginning of what will be a slow and agonizing Kissinger said. But the peace conference is well launched and there is hope of progress in the current disengagement talks between Egypt and Israel British crisis hits home LONDON Brit- ain's economic crisis has hit home to workers laid off their jobs because of the energy drought aggravated by the coal miners' pay dispute. A three-day industrial work week in the New Year to save power seemed inevitable following Thursday's in- conclusive talks between un- ion leaders and the National Coal Board. Wage negotiations to end the overtime ban which has drastically cut supplies of coal reaching power stations will not resume before next Wednesday. Coal miners union president Joe Gormley told have a lot to consider. It would be silly to meet before next EXCEEDS CEILING Union wage demands ex- ceed the 13-per-cent increase offered by the coal board which is the maximum per- mitted under the government ceiling on wage rises. Much of the haggling now centres on a formula which would pay miners for the time spent in the showers after a dusty shift. If a solution is found next week it would be too late to re- verse the effect of the three- day week ordered by Prime Minister Edward Heath's government. The department of employ- ment estimated that persons are unemployed directly or indirectly because of the fuel crisis. This is about two per cent of the country's work force. FRAME STYLES From AROUND-THE- WORLD MOVE WITH KARE MOVING Phone 327-1344 ALBERTA ;