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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December State of emergency declared Bangladesh issues mount DACCA (AP) The Bangladesh government declared a nationwide state of emergency today because of disturbances it said are threatening the country's security and economic life. The order suspended con- stitutional rights effective im- mediately, giving Prime Minister Mujibur Rahman nearly a free hand in running the country. "Grave emergency exists in the country in which the security and economic life of Bangladesh are threatened by internal said the order, signed by President Mohammadullah and endors- ed by Sheik Mujib. There was no immediate in- dication what "internal dis- turbances" the proclamation was designed to counter. But Bangladesh's countryside has suffered from widespread banditry and political violence ever since the country separated from Pakistan in the bloody independence war of 1971. Eleven lawyers apointed QCs OTTAWA (CP) Justice Minister Otto Lang announced Friday the appointment of 11 lawyers as federal Queen's counsel, including four former cabinet ministers and the for- mer Speaker of the Senate, Muriel Fergusson. The former cabinet ministers are Paul Martin, now high commissioner to London: Jean-Eudes Dube. former public works minister: Herb Gray, former consumer and corporate af- fairs minister; and Bob Stan- bury, former revenue min- ister. Mr. Lang also appointed six members of the public service as Queen's counsel. Mr. Martin, a native of Ot- tawa, was first elected to the Commons from Essex East riding in 1935. He later held the portfolios of secretary of state, health and external af- fairs before he was named to the Senate in 1968. He was government leader in the Senate until his appoint- ment as high commissioner to London Aug. 7, 1974. Mr. Dube, a native of Mata- pedia, Que., was first elected to the Commons in 1962 for Restigouche-Madawaska. He was veterans' affairs minister from 1968 to 1972 and public works minister until 1974 when he was dropped from the cabinet. Mr Gray, born in Windsor, was first elected to the House in 1962 for Windsor West. He was named minister without portfolio in 1969 and revenue minister in 1970. He was nam- ed consumer affairs minister in 1972 and was dropped in a cabinet shuffle earlier this year Mr. Stanbury, a native of Exeter. Ont., served as a member of the Liberal cab1 net from 1971 until he was dropped by Prime Minister Trudeau earlier this year. He served as minister of com- munications and minister of national revenue. Senator Fergusson, a member of the Senate for New Brunswick since 1953, served as Speaker of that body last year. She acted as a counsel to the wartime prices and trade board and regional director of the health and welfare department before her Senate appointment. Others appointed included John Bentley of the justice de- partment, Alice Desjardins of the Indian affairs and northern development department, John Lawrence of the Canadian Radio- Television Commission, Jean Ruelland of the justice de- partment, Allan Solomon, chairman of the Canadian pension commission, and Barry L. Strayer, assistant deputy minister of the justice department. The title Queen's counsel, which permits the lawyer hon- ored to write the initials QC after his or her name, origi- nally was a non-partisan British honor granted to barristers who had dis- tinguished themselves in the practice of law. In recent years, whether awarded by federal or provincial governments, the QC honor has often constituted a reward to supporters of the political party in power. NDP ready for election EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta New Democratic Party has in its fund to fight the next provincial election. Howard Leeson, the party's provincial co- ordinator, said Friday. Mr. Leeson, in an interview, said the money was collected over a two-year period and with one-third of the candidates nominated for the 75 seats, it leaves the party "well ahead" of either the Liberals or the Social Credit party in preparation for the election expected in 1975. 1 9 7 5 SEASONAL PRODUCTS Calendar stands and refills Calendar pads Daily journals Week at a glance Diaries 'and date book AVAILABLE NOW AT CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319 -7th St. S. Phone 327-4591 In addition, Sheik Mujib's government has acknowledg- ed that more than per- sons have died of starvation in the last four months in the worst famine to hit the area in years. Other independent es- timates put the death toll much higher. Though the emergency dec- laration offered no ex- planation, it appeared that the move was designed to free Sheik Mujib from con- stitutional restrains in dealing with crime, famine and the corruption that hampers the economy. In neighboring India, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has been running the government under an emergency proclamation first issued dur- ing the 1971 war and un- interruptedly renewed ever since. Bangladesh, the former East Pakistan, won its independence three years and 12 days ago after winning a bloody guerrilla war with In- dia's help. Sheik Mujib returned from Pakistani imprisonment Jan. 10, 1972, and in March of the next year swept elections with more than 95 per cent of the seats in the new Bangladesh parliament. The euphoria dissipated, however, as Sheik Mujib's government started with almost nothing in its struggle to restore order and build a viable economy out of the ruins. Crime and political slayings plagued his regime without let-up, and local leaders of his governing Awami League par- ty were frequent victims. The prime minister called in the army earlier this year to crack down on the bandits and round up thousands of weapons left from the 1971 guerrilla fighting. But Sheik Mujib's most- tragic problem remained lack of food. Production this year fell about three million tons short of the 12 million tons of food grains needed by the country's 75 million people. The sheik has called on the army to take over efforts to move food aid shipments from the southern port of Chit- tagong to northern famine areas and to halt large-scale smuggling along the Bangladesh-India border. Draft evader sent to jail FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Michael Gillis, the first man indicted for draft evasion after President Ford issued his clemency program, was sentenced Fri- day to two years in prison. U.S. District Judge Norman Roettger said the usual sen- tence for draft evasion has been three years but added: "This court cannot operate in a vacuum. A clemency program is in existence." Gillis, 32, was convicted Nov. 13 for failing to report for induction into the armed services in 1967. He refused clemency, say- ing it was punitive and depriv- ed him of his right to a fair trial. Gillis' lawyer said the sen- tence would be appealed. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL WIDOWED MOTHER, DAUGHTER Mine disaster death toll hits 42 LIEVIN, France (Reuter) The death toll in the mine disaster in the Lievin coalfield has risen to 42 after one of the injured died in a hospital early today, officials said. An underground explosion ripped through a gallery feet below the surface Friday as the miners returned to work after a five-day Christ- mas break. Premier Jacques Chirac will attend the funeral of the 42 victims next Tuesday, of- ficials said. It was the worst mining dis- aster in France since the Sec- ond World War. One survivor said: "It was hell. A huge flame engulfed my workmates who burnt up like torches. It's a sight I shall never forget." The miners were all veterans with 20 years of ser- vice. Many were the sons of coal miners who came from Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe in the 1930s. The disaster, which left 120 children fatherless, was the second in the tiny town. A mining accident in 1963 claim- ed 21 lives. Alexis Destruys, secretary- general of the state-run coal fields, told reporters: "We are completely baffled by the causes of the explosion. It's a real mystery because we feel that all the necessary safeguards had been taken." Coal-mine engineers said they believed the explosion was caused by a methane gas blown back. "This is most un- would say extremely rare an explo- sion of such magnitude could occur over a large one engineer said. A team of workers went down the shaft overnight to check all parts of the mine before the morning shift was allowed to go into the pits. The bereaved families spent the night huddled together be- side the 41 pinewood coffins lined up in neat rows inside a building of the mine com- pound. Many women wept over their dead husbands and one distraught girl sobbed over her fiance's coffin. Rescue teams brought the 41st body to the surface late Friday night. Six miners were taken to hospital after the ex- plosion with third-degree burns. The luckiest man alive in Lievin today was miner Michel slept through his alarm clock call at dawn Friday and did not report for work at the No. 3 pit. Students oppose return of deposed strongman BANGKOK (AP) Deposed strongman Thanorn Kittikachorn said today he returned to Thailand from exile to visit his dying father and become a Buddhist not to engage in politics. But students, pol- iticians and news- papers demanded that he leave, charging that his return threatened Thailand's move toward democracy. Thanom, 65, slipped into Thailand with his wife Friday under an assumed name. Since his overthrow 14 months ago, he lived quietly in Boston. Thanom was put under house arrest Friday and the defence ministry was asked to investigate stu- dent charges that Thanom was responsible for the deaths of 72 civilians in the October, 1973, uprising that drove him into exile. On Friday, a law school group formally ac- cused Thanom of murder and asked the death penalty. Mild flu epidemic hits U.S. News in brief Troops attack bridge ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) A mild flu epidemic in the United States may cause the rate of in- fluenza-related deaths to in- crease slightly during the next damaging one span and two weeks, the Centre for Dis- halting traffic, the Saigon ease Control (CDC) reported Friday. Dr. Charles Hoke said CDC officials expect deaths related rnent militiamen guarding the to influenza and pneumonia to increase by "50 or 100 above i i. what we normally expect, Jury ready lor verdict which is about 470 deaths in the SAIGON (AP) Viet Cong troops attacked a big bridge 15 miles north of Saigon today, military command reported. A communique said the Viet Cong opened fire on govern- 13-span concrete bridge a half- mile northwest of the provin- cial capital of Phu Cuong. The attack apparently was intended to distract the guards while Viet Cong frogmen planted explosives on the bridge, the command said. entire United States." Flu generally is fatal only to WASHINGTON (AP) -The Watergate cover-up trial jury very debilitated or elderly per- is about ready to consider its sons, Dr. Hoke said. "This should not be a serious year for influenza. This is not a severe epidemic in fact, the term outbreak might be more accurate. So far the epidemic is mild and sporadic." In Ottawa, Dr. A. B. Borri- son, head of the health protec- tion branch of the health de- partment, said a seasonal in- crease in flu cases can be ex- pected in Canada. The increase is normal during winter, he said. Outbreaks of flu have been confirmed during the last two weeks in northern Michigan and in Hamburg, N.Y., and con- firmed earlier in north Georgia and west Tennessee, Dr. Hoke Mafia killings ITlOlint verdict in the historic case that toppled Richard Nixon from the presidency less than two years after his landslide re-election. In his closing argument to the jury Friday, Chief Prosecutor James Neal called on the nine women and three men to "balance the accounts and close the ledger plates of Watergate." District Court Judge John Sirica said he would explain the legal points in the case to the jury Monday morning, a process expected to take 2Vz hours. Then the jury can begin de- ciding whether the five de- fendants, including three of the most powerful figures in the Nixon administration, are guilty or innocent of charges they conspired to obstruct the investigation of the Watergate break-in. Defendants at the trial that began Oct.l are former attor- ney-general John Mitchell, ex- White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, former assistant attorney-general Robert Mar- dian and Kenneth Parkinson, one-time lawyer for Nixon's re-election committee. said. The flu virus also has been isolated in laboratories in Florida and Hawaii. All the confirmed cases or laboratory isolates have been of the type A-Port Chalmers vari- ety, which is the type contained in the flu vaccine, Dr. Hoke said. PALERMO, Sicily (Reuter) Six persons have died within 20 days in what appears to be a Mafia power struggle in the Palermo area, police said today. Latest victims were Giuseppe Gulino, 71, and his 64-year-old wife. Police said the wife was shot five times as she opened the front door of their luxury villa Friday night. Gulino died of a heart attack as he reached for a gun to de- fend himself against the killer, police said. He was also shot through the throat. Following the Second World War Gulino was considered the official Mafia "armorer" in the area. His last arrest was in 1970 for illegal posses- sion of arms. Officials say there has been a breakdown in the delicate balance between rival Mafia gangs in the area. Crews start repair work on pipeline FORT McMURRAY (CP) Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. work crews have started repair work on a 16-inch northern England today, leav- Rotherham was swaying and pipeline which ruptured Thur- ing one woman dead, many part of the roof was blown sday, spilling at least roads blocked and scores of away. England whipped by gales LONDON (AP) Gales ampton and Barnsley vs. Roth- whipped across parts of erham. Police said the stand at barrels of synthetic crude oil buildings damaged, police said onto the ice-covered House The woman died when a tree river in northeastern Alberta, fell on her car near Stokesley, A spokesman for the com- Yorkshire, said police. pany said Friday night that the figure Train crash kills nine LISBON (Reuter) Nine persons were killed and 58 oth- ers were injured Friday after two trains collided just out- side Lisbon's main railway station. One train was slowing down million suit filed Three soccer matches were in- postponed in the northeast due dicated the amount of oil con- to high winds, Newcastle vs. tained at the rupture point but Liverpool, Hartlepool vs. North- an actual figure on the loss will not be available until the pipeline is back in operation. He said repair work on the line would not interfere with recovery and mop up operations now in progress. Two sets of booms have been strung across the House, at a point some 164 miles northeast of Edmonton. One boom was installed 3.5 miles below the rupture, some two to three miles from the last noticeable trace of oil, and the other at a point where the House flows into the Athabasca. The spokesman said crews were also beginning work on installing underwater straw filter systems at two locations along the House, one below the first set of booms and the other about 15 miles downstream from the break. He said company workers were documenting each step in the clean up operation in the hopes that, their ex- perience may be useful in preventing or dealing with oil spills in the northern Alberta region. However, the weather brought abnormally warm temperatures to other parts of Britain and sunshine lured peo- ple onto beaches at Gorleston, Norfolk, where the temperature rose to hit 59 degrees. to come into the Santa Apolonia station and the other had just pulled out for the northern town of Coimbra when the accident happened. First reports said at least 15 persons had died but this was later amended. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY Division of Continuing Education announces Dr. Frederick HERZBERG IN WORK MOTIVATION TODAY This one-day seminar will be of interest to all managers in both public and private organizations who have the responsibility for motivating People. Dr. Herzberg is an authority in motivation theory and has lectured extensively in this field in ovar twenty countries. GIRL IS BORN LONDON (Reuter) President Idi Amin's wife, Madina, gave birth to a daughter early Christmas Day, Radio Uganda reported. WASHINGTON (AP) Con- victed Watergate burglar James McCord filed a lion damage suit Friday against his original defence lawyers, in- cluding trial lawyer F. Lee Bailey. McCord's suit charged them with "legal malpractice" in the handling of his defence at the original trial arising from the June, 1972, break-in and bug- ging at Democratic national headquarters. When the trial closed in January, 1973, McCord was con- victed of burglary, conspiracy, illegal wiretapping and posses- sion of wiretapping devices. He was sentenced to a minimum of one year in prison and has been free on bond pending appeal. DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, January 1975, a.m. to p.m. FEE S65 00. includes lunch and materials. For further information please contact the Division of Continuing Education at 284-5431. (Area Code 403) 15, THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINSITRATION and DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION with the CG operation of IMF OF i FTHRRIDfiF will offer EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION 649: Seminar in Educational Planning Section 92. Half Course Time- Every second Saturday commencing January 11 to April 11, 1975. 900 a.m. to 12.00 p m. 1 00 p m to 3.00 p m. Place. The University of Lothbridge Campus Room D630 Instructor. Dr. W G. Roberts Department of Educational Administration The University of Calgary Apply to: Registrar's Office The University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Applications for Registrations Should be Made Immediately Mil I1 M V I K M t Y LIU New freight rate appealed OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian transport commission will hear an appeal Monday from the three Prairie provinces against new railway freight rates scheduled to come into ef- fect Jan. 1. The governments ol Mani- toba, Saskatchewan and Alberta claim the new rates are prej- udicial to the public interest, detrimental to secondary in- dustry and would cause ship- pers in Western Canada to lose markets. The new rates, affecting about 22 per cent of all freight traffic, would increase freight shipping costs by an average of about 25 per cent on affected traffic. They are the first freight-rate increases since February, 1972. The federal government im- posed a freeze on freight rates in January, 1973, and the freeze has been lifted effective Jan. 1, 1975. Beth Johnson Says (Continued from November 30; In order to find comparisons to native diets. Dr Price ex- amined the health of students in boarding schools at missions and seaport towns, and areas where the'railway made customs of the outside world avail- able to people who had been isolated for probably millenia of time. At these centers white traders bartered with refined foods that were easy to handle such as gurn. candy, sugrr, canned fruits and vege- tables, white flour, white rice, etc Not understanding the ways of white people, which is that potatoes and fresh fruit and vegetables afe eaten as well as refined foods used in trading, natives became "hooked" on sweets and lived on trade foods with devasta- ting results Within one genera- tion the face bones changed (Signs of rickets I so that teeth were crowded out of place, nasal passages grew smaller, and many children became mouth breathers. Tuber- culosis invaded an otherwise disease-free habitat, the dis- ease almost paralleling the srnoun! of tooth decay. Some youngsters became arthritic, hobbling around on home- made crutches, miserable images of a once proud race In qontrast. Dr. Price says of native diets. "In my studies of these several racial stocks I find that it is not accident but accumulated wisdom regarding food that lies behind their physical excellence and free- dom from our modern de- generative processes, and further, that on various sides of our world, the primitive people know many things that our modern civilizations ap- parently do not know. Their nutrition varied according to their location, but always pro- vided an adequate quantity of body-building and repairing material, even though much effort was required to obtain some of the essential food factors" Lethbridge Milk Foundation ;