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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdge Herald LXVIII-15 LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1974 15 Cents More CIA men stepping down amid disputes STONEHOUSE RELEASED MELBOURNE (AP) British MP John Stonehouse g: was hiding out in Melbourne today after the Australian g government released him from it con- sidered his application to remain in Australia. g: Stonehouse and his wife, who flew out to Australia last week, were reunited Sunday at the seaside suburb of Sandringham but immediately went into hiding to dodge the news media. Stonehouse, a former cabinet minister in Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Labor government, dis- g appeared in Miami more than a month ago and was be- g lieved earlier to have drowned. Pakistan earthquake toll may top WASHINGTON (AP) Three more top officials in the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) counter-intelligence division are stepping down amid a reported policy dispute and allegations that the agency is involved in domestic spying. Along with the resignation of James Angleton, counter- intelligence chief, the three departures leave vacant the top command of the division, known to have disagreed sharply with CIA Director William Colby over detente with the Soviet Union and Colby's public discussions of agency activities. "Colby is using this to clean a well-informed source said of the departures. Meanwhile, it was learned that Angleton, named in pub- lished reports as the overseer of the alleged domestic spy operation, once served on an inter-agency panel that reported directly to the White House on the threat of domestic demonstrations and disturbances. The so-called Intelligence Evaluation Committee was headed by Robert Mardian, former assistant attorney- general and now a defendant in the Watergate cover-up trial. The sources said the committee was assisted by a staff which included Richard Ober, named as the man who ran the CIA's alleged domestic surveillance ac- tivities on a day-to-day basis. Angleton has denied any in- volvement in illegal domestic spying. Ober, once an aide to Angleton and now on the Na- tional Security Council staff, has declined to comment. In addition to Angleton, 57, whose resignation was re- quested by Colby 10 days ago, Raymond Rocca, 57, No.2 man in the counter- intelligence division, Newton Miler, 48, chief of operations, and William Hood, 54, ex- ecutive officer, also are leav- ing the agency at the end of this month. Rocca, Miler and Hood confirmed Sunday they are stepping down, but declin- ed to discuss their reasons. The CIA's mandatory retirement 3ge is 65 for most of its employees, but the agency requires those who have served overseas to retire at age 60 and urges others to do so as well. A source who worked with all four officials said their decisions were influenced in part by added benefits. No Herald New Year's The Herald will not publish Wednesday, New Year's Day. Advertisements for Fri- day, Jan. 3, and Saturday, Jan. 4, must be received by noon Tuesday. Classified advertisements received by 3 p.m. Thursday will appear Friday, Jan. 3. Christmas meal sparks riot by IRA prisoners DUBLIN (AP) Scores of Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoners, complaining about their Christmas meal, held 15 guards hostage for five hours in a maximum security prison Sunday before releasing them unharmed and returning to their cells, officials said. "All the hostages have been released and are safe... calm has been a police spokesman told reporters. He said there was no violence and no one was injured. A prison official said the disturbance at Portlaoise Prison, 50 miles southeast of Dublin, involved about 120 IRA prisoners who took over one of the cellblocks in protest over last week's Christmas dinner of soup, chicken and plum pudding. He reported the surrender was negotiated by prison governor John Kelly after the Irish government rushed 400 troops and 200 policemen in riot gear to the prison. The official did not say if Kelly had granted any con- cessions to the prisoners in ex- change for their ending the mutiny. In addition to the complaint about the Christmas meal, the prisoners also were known to have been protesting for several weeks a rule prohibiting them from receiv- ing parcels from relatives and friends. The privilige to receive par- cels was suspended after 19 IRA prisoners broke out of Portlaoise in August by blasting through a wall. They were believed to have used ex- plosives smuggled into the prison in packages they had received. Only three of the es- capees have been recaptured. Wolf and coat Ruffin Harris of Carbondale, Colo., pickets Presi- dent Ford's residence at Vail, Colo., with his pet wolf. President and Mrs. Ford arrive for a party Saturday night in Vail with the wearing his wolf fur coat. 'Freight hike threatens meat packing Gold price tops per ounce LONDON (AP) Gold hit record highs on the European bullion markets today, but later eased off in afternoon trading. In Paris, where prices are normally higher due to ex- change control regulations, the price broke through the an ounce barrier in the morning, reaching It was not a record in francs, in which the metal is actually traded in Paris, as the dollar has been devalued since the previous high in francs. All-time highs were reached in London and Zurich, the world's two largest free mar- kets for gold. Bangladesh launches campaign against terrorism, violence DACCA (AP) Armed with near dictatorial powers, Prime Minister Mujibur Rahman launched a campaign Sunday against banditry and political violence, blamed for the deaths of of his follwers since Bangladesh.won independence in 1971. Authorities sent strengthened patrols into the streets of Dacca. Reports in the capital said troops and militiamen also took up key positions in smaller cities and towns across the country. Emergency rule decreed by Sheik Mujib on Saturday empowered him to take virtually whatever measures he deems necessary to restore law and order. His decision won praise from most of the' capital's newspapers. Observers predicted the emergency might generate new government measures to bring the army increasingly into play. "The obvious intention of the govern- ment is to flush out centres of reaction and agencies of exploitation during the state of said the influen- tial Bangladesh Times. "Political killings, acts of sabotage, hoarding, profiteering, smuggling and anti people activities should not be said one of the country's major labor unions in a proclamation hailing the decree. Sheik Mujib, guided Bangladesh to independence from Pakistan in 1971 had warned several times in recent months that something drastic would have to be done to restore order. Observers believed he was finally pushed into the emergency decree by the Dec. 25 shooting death of a popular member of his ruling Awami League party. The victim was the sixth Awami League parliamentarian billed since independence. Authorities report about other Awami League supporters also have been killed, along with an un- known number of other persons. Independent diplomatic sources in Dacca say many of the killings are the result of reported infighting among local leaders of public rage at allegedly corrupt local officials. Sheik Mujib also was known to be angered at widespread smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border. In a recent speech he called the smugglers "beasts in human form." OTTAWA (CP) The future of the Alberta meat- packing industry likely would be threatened by freight rate increases proposed by the two major railways, the Canadian transport commission was told today. Arthur C. Linnington of Cal- gary, general traffic manager for Burns Foods Ltd., said the company's profits would almost be wiped out by the increase, scheduled to go into effect Wednesday, when a federal freight rate freeze ex- pires. Mr. Linnington was one of Brezhnev cancels Egypt trip MOSCOW (AP) Tass an- nounced today that Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev's visit to Egypt, Syria and Iraq in January has been indefinitely postponed. The announcement by the Soviet news agency gave no explanation. But informed Egyptian sources in Cairo said the postponement was due to continuing differences between the Soviet and Egyp- tian leaders over political and military questions. "The new date of the visit, reciprocally acceptable to all parties, will be agreed upon Tass said. The postponement was agreed on after Brezhnev and other Soviet leaders met for 35 minutes Sunday afternoon with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy and War Minister Abdel Ghany Gamasy, who made a hurried trip to Moscow Saturday. several witnesses appearing before the transport com- mission's railway committee on behalf of the three Prairie provinces, which are protesting the proposed increases. He said Burns' profit is about of a cent on each pound of meat. The proposed increase in rates would eliminate about Vz of a cent from the profit margin. He said Lhe main concern is the difference between rates charged by Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways for live beef and dressed meat The disparity would increase "to the extent that I seriously believe the packing house industry in Alberta is in serious jeopardy." In 1950, the rate for a hun- dredweight of cattle to Toronto from Edmonton was while the rate for dress- ed meat was a difference of This policy kept eastern slaughterhouses in business. In 1960, the rates were for cattle and for beef, a difference of 97 cents. The railways proposed in- creases, which cover a wide range of products, would boost the cattle rate to a hundredweight and the meat rate to widening the gap to 55 from the present difference between and 20, in effect since 1973. Hostages released MANAGUA (AP) Eight terrorists today released hos- tages they held for 60 hours and flew off to Cuba with 10 sympathizers freed from Nicaraguan jails, officials said. PATTAN (AP) The earthquake that hit northern Pakistan during the weekend killed an estimated persons and injured about in nine villages, rescue officials said today. They said the final casualty toll might be even higher when reports arrive from isolated regions north of Pattan. The villages were clustered about Pattan, nestled among the snow- capped Karakoram Moun- tains about 200 miles north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The quake struck Saturday evening and tremors followed intermittently for the next 24 hours. First word of the disaster was brought out by runners. The quake almost destroyed this village of leaving hardly one house intact. Senior army officers taking part in rescue operations es- timated 500 inhabitants of Pattan were dead, in- jured and some 400 houses either completely or partially destroyed. Army rescue teams have been working around the clock since shortly after the quake struck, treating the injured, pulling bodies from the wreck- age and mounting a helicopter airlift. Two field hospitals have been set up. Because of the widespread damage to houses many peo- ple have been sleeping in the open in temperatures that drop to near freezing at night. Nearly every family has reported losing one or more relatives in the disaster. Efforts to bring in more blankets and tents have been hampered because the Karakoram Highway, which runs through the disaster- struck region, has been either severed or demolished along a 70-mile stretch The highway, which runs from the Chinese border near- ly to the Indus plain in the centre of the country, is the main artery to northern areas of the country. Some of the seriously in- jured were flown to hospitals in Rawalpindi. One survivor, Mohammad Yasin, said there were several tremors and many of the vic- tims were crushed to death by boulders from the mountain- sides. Darwin will be rebuilt Whitlam DARWIN (Reuter) This Australian port city, pounded into rubble by cyclone Tracy on Christmas Day, will be rebuilt on the same site, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam said today. But he emphasized during a televised news conference in Sydney that the new Darwin will consist of more substan- tial buildings than the flimsy wood-framed stilt houses that were shredded like matchwood by Tracy's 160- mile-an-hour winds. Mr. Whitlam said a Darwin reconstruction commission will plan the new city during the next five years and decide how to make the best use of Darwin's land and remaining buildings He brushed aside suggestions that Darwin might be moved, saying: "Darwin is a big port and has a big besides, local people like the climate near the coast But there would have to be new building standards Seen and heard About town Henry Boumans proving his proficiency on crutches by regularly going up and down stairs while recuperating from knee surgury before Christmas Grant Day wondering if a set of ear phones for the television were for his benefit or the rest of the family. Inside Principal Klaus Opatril of Spring Point Hutterite colony feels education has an in- side track at his colony school. First of two stories on Spring Point education is on Page 11. 20 Pages Classified 16-19 Comics........5 Comment......... 4 11-13 Family........... 15 Markets......... 14 Sports...........8-10 Theatres........... 7 TV................ 6 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT 20, HIGH TUES. 40, SUNNY, WINDY 'Your eyes ere like berrets, your nose like e derrick, your skin tike crude oil...' ;