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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbrldge Herald VOL. LXVII 16 ALBERTA. DECEMBER 1973 10 Cents Pages She's ready for the New Year Suzanne Marshman of Nobleford looks as if she's more than ready to bring in the New Year when the hands of the clock pass midnight. Suzanne and other local party-goers can take advantage of a new service offered this year. The Lethbridge Transit System has extended its service this evening from p.m. to 4 a.m. for drivers who have had one too many and want to get home safely. BILL GROENEN photo Big welcomes planned for '74 World will forget problems tonight From Times Square to Trafalgar from fireworks-blazing Honolulu to horn-blow- ing the world prepares to bring in the New Year with tra- ditional revelry. Although many celebrations were ex- pected to be subdued by worldwide inflation and shortages of the outlook in many of the world's capitals was for New Year's Eve fun-as- usual. In New York's Time where the brightest lights have been dimmed for weeks to save they will blaze briefly again for the crowds of cele- brants that traditionally gather there. Londoners were ex- pected to pour into Trafalgar Square for the traditional plunge into the fountain under Nelson's column. Hotels and restaurants in the browned-out city were forecasting big crowds. In revellers planned to shoot off thousands of fire- crackers as the New Year dawned. Police in East Berlin banned the traditional fireworks for New Year's Eve. East German officials further dampened holi- day plans by refusing to extend visitors' passes through the wall from West to East Berlin beyond midnight. Those Patience and aspirin is sole hangover cure TORONTO my head hurts. Have I got a It's inevitable that those words will be uttered by many people New Year's Day after the partying that traditionally rings in the new year. Dr. R. Gordon founder of the Donwood says the depressing truth is that there is still no real cure for a hangover. Aspirin and patience are about the closest you can come to a cure. Dr. Bell is drawing on a lot of accumulated lack of he says what is in store for New Year's Eve celebrants many of my patients have been ex- tremely brilliant and and very serious about trying to share their knowledge with he says. Anything that will delay absorption of the alcohol into the bloodstream gives the body a chance to get rid of the same rate it is entering the system. But the body can only burn off an ounce of whisky an hour. most of the alcohol isn't absorbed through the stomach it infiltrates from the small bowel. So he says drinking milk or what-have-you before the consumption of alcohol do as much as some people Although Dr. Bell says the only important thing is how much alcohol is the drinker might make the hangover a little less horrible if he sticks to one kind of drink. a lot of ingredients in drinks other than and some of them are pretty toxic. The fellow that takes a whole smorgasbord of drinks has consumed a lot of alcohol to begin and has also sludged up his body with quite a range of other things. It can accentuate the So he obviously has the hangover. But what does he do to get rid of aspirins and time for it to go Dr. Bell says there are more than just headaches to worry about. he are impaired while but they are also impaired during the withdrawal period driving or can make mistakes. taking coffee isn't going to cept in one way. If the drinker can keep drink- ing coffee long enough to give time for the body to who planned to remain overnight in East Berlin with relatives and friends were faced with payments of up to 20 marks for the extra day's stay. In New crowds began gathering during the weekend for what has been billed as the world's largest New Year's Eve nighttime football con- test in Tulane Univer- sity's Sugar Bowl between Notre Dame and Alabama. Officials said they expect the previous attendance record of slightly less than will be broken. A military obser- vance was planned in Buenos where Argentine- President Juan Peron was to preside over ceremonies honoring newly-promoted gener- admirals and brigadiers. New Yorkers who don't want to shout and shiver in Times Square can celebrate in Central where are expected to gather for music the stroke of mid- release of 000 pink balloons in honor of Comet Kohoutek. Parisians also will get a break from the dimout of their city. The ban on street lighting will be lifted for New Year's Eve and they are ex- pected to flood the boulevards with their and welcome the Tew Year by leaning on their horns. Free public transpor- tation will be available to some Canadians on New Year's Eve. New seen from Ottawa Here at a glance is the outlook for 1974 as seen from supply expected to re- main dominant national issue. Minister Trudeau says government intends to carry on but many MPs predict 1974 federal election. see another boom year despite continued steep inflation and fuel worries- Minister Gillespie predicts good year for exports in spite of oil shortages and in- ternational monetary troubles. .un- ionists to press for changes in Canadian Labor Congress leadership and policies. shortages and govern- ment aid give food producers rosy outlook. Mideast military accord close 'It's the ghost of Christmas dear.1' Inside Classified .36-39 g Comics ...'..........8 Comment...........4 8 District............15 Family...........9-11 Local 14 Markets........ 16-17 Sports...........33-35 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH TUES. 0 MAINLY SUNNY JERUSALEM The English-language Jerusa- lem Post reported Sunday that Israel and Egyptian officers had agreed on five of sevep points they are discussing at the military disengagement talks in Geneva. The newspaper gave no de- but said that two out- standing points were the most difficult to resolve. It is believed that among these are Israeli insistence that there must 'be some mutuality in the separation of forces on front lines. The newspaper quoted sources in Geneva as saying .they believe that when the ..military talks resume the Egyptians are likely to agree to rejduce con- siderably their demands -to keep three divisions and some 400 tanks on the east bank of the Suez following an Israeli withdrawal from the ''African west bank of the 100- mile-long waterway. Informed sources in Jerusa- lem said if the disengagement question is settled within a couple of the Geneva conference would move on to broader questions in the third week of January. The foreign in- cluding those of the Soviet Un- ion and the United would then return for dis- cussions and see if Syria and Lebanon might then be invited to take part with Egypt and Israel in the dis- cussions towards a Middle East peace settlement. Rabbits' the gas WASHINGTON A Chicago-area gasoline station which charged for five gallons of a rabbit's foot and a blank form for a last and testament has been closed by federal court the United States jus- tice department said Sunday. A spokesman for the de- partment said the temporary restraining order served on McBride's Shell Service on the outskirts of Chicago was- the first such order to be is- sued on a dealer. The spokesman said the sta- tion wss closed OP. the order of U.S. District Judge William long lines of'motorists were waiting to buy fuel. Britons greet 3-day work week with foreboding LONDON With con- fusion and Britain began a three-day work week today to conserve its electric power plants reduced coal supply. The which the govern- ment blames on the coal min- ers' refusal to work will affect about 15 million Britons out of a labor force of 24 economists es- timated. Non-essential businesses and industry will be supplied electricity only three days a either from Monday through Wednesday or Thurs- day through Saturday. They can stay open other days only if they operate without electricity. Many firms have not an- nounced their shortened sch- and many Britons reported for work today not knowing whether they should be there or whether they will receive a full week's pay at the end of the week. Critical industries that are exempt include public food processors and com- munications media and restaurants. Such plants as the steel where the product would be ruined by a break in can con- tinue to operate around the but they must cut electricity consumption 35 per cent. Shops may stay open six days a week but can use only three hours of electricity a day. Prime Minister Edward Heath ordered the shortened work week after the miners' slowdown reduced coal production 30 per cent. Union leaders said that his action amounts to a national lockout and that he is trying to make the miners the scapegoat for his management of the nation's But James the Con- servative government's leaders in the House of Com- warned that the country faces catastrophe without the of electricity. He said if in- dustry continued to operate High court said bitter TORONTO The Star says the appointment of Bora Laskin as chief justice of Can- ada has embittered other Su- preme Court of Canada judges to the point where two of them reliably reported to be so disgusted they are considering The two were not identified in a news story written by Rae the newspaper's court specialist. The CBC said Sunday in an Ottawa report that there is some resentment within the high court and some anger in the federal cabinet over the selection of Mr. Justice one of the court's most junior members. Under a practice of the last it has been cus- tomary for the top appoint- ment to go to the senior judge upon retirement of the chief justice. Under this retiring Chief Justice Gerald Fauteux would have been succeeded by Mr. Justice Ronald from Alberta. The Star quotes informed sources as saying the appoint- ment has angered the Alberta government as well as antago- nizing the leadership of the le- gal profession. In Ottawa Mr. Justice Mar- tland had no comment on the matter. The CBC report described Finance Minister John a former justice as furious over the appointment. a pretty strange in view nf the fart that I appointed Mi. Justice Laskin to the court in the first Mr. Turner was quoted in The Star. full there wouldn't be enough power to maintain the water supply and the streets of London and other cities would be with Norman chairman of the Wolseley- Hughes engineering predicted a rash of bankrupt- cies. orders worth millions of pounds will be he said. The British Steel Corp. said its output was already cut by half. the textile corporation that employs 120.- 000 told most of its junior clerical staff they will have to resign without severance pay or work a short week for less pay. The government opened an office around the clock to in- terpret the regulations for businessmen and in- dustrialists. Israel renders judgment today TEL AVIV With the armed forces on a special Israelis voted today in the most crucial election in the 25-year history of the Jewish state. After being in power since the founding of the modern Jewish the Labor party is threatened by a right-wing coalition called Likud in today's voting for the Knesset Whether Premier Golda Meir's Labor coalition will be able to hang on to power is not expected to be known for sev- eral days. First results in the election are not expected until Tuesday morning. Israeli setbacks during the early days of the October war with the Arabs has over- shadowed domestic issues in the election campaign. Senators have asked 6too much' WASHINGTON The vice-chairman of the Senate Watergate committee says the committee should recon- sider its bid to obtain more than 500 new pieces of evidence from the White House. Senator Howard Baker Sunday describ- ed as the committee's subpoena for the additional tapes and documents. Baker said that committee chairman Senator Sam Ervin broke an agree- ment between them by not notifying him first of his in- tention to sign such a sub- poena. Ervin also ignored a com- mittee tradition of giving the White House opportunity to respond to requests for presidential papers before trying to obtain them by sub- Baker said. do not blame Sam Er- he said. is a remarkable man. I do think that we ought to give further consideration to that question when we return and have our first executive Asked whether he meant the subpoena should be he mean the full committee ought to think about it because this is not a routine Another major issue is how much of the Arab territory Israel captured in the 1967 war will be relinquished at the Geneva peace negotiations. The armed forces were on full alert against any possible flareup of violence along the ceasefire lines in Suez in the south and Syria in the north. Police throughout the country also were on standby to guard against internal incidents Four Israeli soldiers were wounded by light weapons fire on the Suez canal front Sun- an army spokesman said. Mrs. Meir's Labor party and its allies in the Marxist Mapam faction have promised to be in returning occupied territory. Likud campaigned on a slogan of the Land of Israel indicating it would make few territorial con- cessions. The Labor coalition say its stand could bring peace while the Likud's would create more war. The right-wingers say re- turn of the occupied territories would make Israel vulnerable to attack. The election finds the Israeli voter more dissatisfied with Labor than at any time since 1948. Because of the un- preparedness at the outset of the war and the heavy losses in men and many people feel that 75-year-old Mrs. Meir and her colleagues are too old and their reflexes too slow to mount an ade- quate guard against future Arab attacks. No Herald New Year's The herald will not publish New Year's Day. Regular editions will resume Jan. 2 and will include a com- plete roundup of holiday news and sports. Seen and heard About town New in-laws AI Dunn and Bev Hoglund embracing at the wedding banquet head table to take some pressure off newlyweds Ritchie and Marilyn Dunn party-goer Nicholas Bate having some trouble keeping a slippery piece of cream cake on his plate. S WIFT JUS TICE FOR EXECUTIVE THIEVES MOSCOW The Soviet government has ex- ecuted two executives of a fruit-juice factory in Azerbai- jan for grand larceny. The Baku the news- paper of the Communist party in the Soviet republic on the Caspian said the men who died before a firing squad were Teimur Faradgze director of the Georchayks fruit-juice and his Zaman Mirza Khakimov. The report said they were bosses of a gang that operated in the plant. It gave no details of their operations but they had criminal records for of state A director of another fruit juice plant in Azerbaijan and his deputy were executed in 1972 for pocketing of thousands of appro- priated for the purchase of fruit and making juice out of water and citric acid. I ;