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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIOQE HERALD December 1973 News In brief Sirica Time's Man of Year NEW YORK Time magazine named U S federal Judge John Sirica its Man of the Year Sunday for his work in the investigation of the Watergate political es- pionage scandal In naming its 47th annual Man of the Time one judge stubbornly and doggedly pursuing the truth in his courtroom regardless of its political implications forc- ed Watergate into the light of investigative day judge insisting that not all the panoply of the presidency entitled Nixon to withhold material evidence from the Watergate brought the White House tapes and docu- ments out of hiding Time praised Sirica as a symbol of the Ameri- can juduciary is insistence on the priority of law throughout the sordid Watergate saga of 1973 at Lee memorial service SALT LAKE Utah More than mourners filled the historic Mormon Tabernacle on Tem- ple Square here Saturday to pay last tribute to President Harold Lee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during a two-hour funeral The 74 year-old spiritual leader of the 3 3 million world wide church died Wednesday President Spencer Kimball of the Church's Council of the 12 Apostles will preside at a meeting today to re-organize the first presidency and name a new church leader If tradi- tion is will become 12th president of the 144-year-old church 19 die in weekend mishaps Six persons who died in a house fire on the Obedjiwan Indian reserve in northern Quebec were among at least 19 Canadians killed acciden- tally in Canada during the weekend The six believed to be members of the same were killed Saturday on the reserve about 200 miles north of Val d'Or A survey by The Canadian Press from 6pm local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed seven died in traffic seven in three on snowmobiles and one when a toboggan crashed into a park bench One person died in what police said was an ac- cidental shooting The weekend traffic toll combined with at least 36 dur- ing the increased the unofficial count to per- sons killed this year in traffic UN merger possible MONTREAL The Parti Creditiste will discuss the possibility of a merger with the Union Nationale at its convention next its leader Yvon Dupuis said Sun- day Mr Dupuis said in an inter- view he has received letters from party members suggesting such a merger he I would like to repeat that the millions of dollars the Union Nationale has do not interest me at all He said Creditiste prin- ciples must be preserved Mr Dupuis also said a com- mittee will be formed to study the differences that have pla- gued the party and split it into two factions using different names Indians' hostage freed SEPT ILES Que Two civil servants detained here since Friday by a group of Indians occupying the of- fices of the department of In- dian affairs were released Sunday after agreement was reached on the naming of a mediator About 50 Indians from the Sept lies and Mahoteman re- serves near here have been occupying the offices since Friday in protest against alleged favoritism in allocating welfare payments to several members of the bands Claude the mediator appointed by Indian Affairs minister Jean will meet with three Indian representatives Tuesday Sept Isles is 300 miles north of Quebec City Six die in house fire W Va Five children and a teen- age marine who attempted to rescue them died when fire swept through a home here Authorities said Sheriff's deputies said the fire reported at 7 30 a m ap- parently was caused by an overheated stove Five of the victims were the children of Jeanette Woody 30 who escaped from the burning home when she jumped through a window She suffered burns and was reported in satisfactory condi- tion at a nearby hospital The sixth victim was Rodney Carter 19 of Keystone Deputies said Bob a marine on a 10-day apparently was walking past the home when he spotted the fire and attempted to rescue those inside His body was found in one bedroom along with three of the children The bodies of the two other children were found in a se- cond bedroom B.C. Tuxis boys admit girls VICTORIA an- nual year-end Older Boys' Parliament voted Saturday to admit girls to the organization Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto-John Williams head of a number of mining companies who served as first governor of Laurentian University in Sud- bury. Ont Chicago-Irna known as queen of the tele- The 68 boys from church groups across British Colum- bia voted to change the name of the gathering to the B C Youth Parliament vision soap opera writers and creator of As the World Turns Auckland- Cal U S motorcycle racer and holder of the world motorcy- cle land speed following a crash in the Ma'lboro international series Assassination 4has united' Spaniards 'Sacha9 goes home No 24 Sussex the prime minister's has a new occupant today. His name is Alexandre Emmanuel the second son of Prime Minister and Mrs born Christ- mas Day like his brother Justin two years earlier. Mr. Trudeau collected his wife and nicknamed from the hospital Saturday and took them home in a chauffeur-driven limousine Close behind was a police car with two plain clothes RCMP officers Solzhenitsyn book reopens victim's wounds By JERRY T BAULCH WASHINGTON 'They tortured me night and day during much of the first three years of the eight he spent in Soviet imprisonment American-born Alexander D Dolgun said Saturday It didn't stop until he signed a satisfactory of espionage after two confessions' were found un- acceptable Dolgun whose parents had lived in declared in an interview here Saturday I made up things to try to stop the I couldn't take it any more Now 25 years after it all be- gan when he was a United States embassy employee m 47 lives a quiet life with his Russian- born wife and their eight- year-old son Andrew in nearby Md He is a program analyst for the department of educa tion and welfare The nightmare of Dolgun's imprisonment is described by Soviet writer Alexander Sol- zhenitsyn in his latest publish- ed book. The Gulag Archioelago 1918-56 Dolgun said Solzhenitsyn interviewed him in the early 19GOs in detail about his experiences The soft-spoken Dolgun re- called in the interview the years of torture in labor camp The ordeal began on busy Gorky Street Moscow's mam in started calling out my Dolgun said was dressed in civil- ian clothes and had a big smile He how many years since we've seen each other didn t know him and thought he was unbalanced He was talking very loud trying to make all the people around us think we were old friends told I don't know who you are He brought me close to the curb and started talking very quiet- Ye ear The best of what the New Year has to offer to you and fhe family. And fondesf wishes to plus a big round of fhanks. The Management and Staff of The HOUSE of WONG Would like to Extend Their Wishes for a PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR Our Holiday Hours for your enjoyment will be December 31st Year's p m to 10 00 p m. January ist Year's 4pm to 2 a m. Special Chinese Food Dinners can be arranged for Small or Large Parties Free Delivery for orders and over 25413th Street Alberta Phone 327-0844 or 327-0974 ly 'You are Dolgun7' I 'yes' I am Dolgun And he said 'The KGB would like to talk with you for five minutes was then I became sus- picious I explained that I was an American citizen and showed my identification card man 'Here com- es a car I suspected some- thing and decided to run And two guys came up behind me and grabbed me by the elbows and 'be don't make noise' Then the two men shoved him into the car and the other guy bring you back in a few Dolgun said They took him to the secret police headquarters in Moscow Neither the U S embassy nor his parents who lived in Russia were informed of his arrest But the U S embasy suspected he had been arrested and filed a protest with the Soviet foreign minister two days but got no response His father and mother were arrested shortly after he was Duigui'i said his mother became insane under torture and died in hospital His father survived and died in Moscow Dolgun said Soviet authorities wanted to stage an anti-American trial in which he was to have been the prin- cipal performer When he refused to Dolgun he was transferred to where he spent two years in solitary confinement and was tortured regularly He was sent to prison camp and six months later was brought back to Moscow by special convoy and again placed in solitary for another year before he In near Mos- Dolgun he was beaten on the buttocks with a rubber truncheon until he was in such pain he squirmed over and was struck in the ab- with such force it caused internal injuries re- quiring an operation It was in Sukhanovka where he finally and was sent to work in he said Dolgun had been sentenced to 25 years without trial before he made up his false Dolgun but was released in 1956 in a general amnesty for political prisoners Although he was told he was to be sentenced to life im- prisonment if he went back to the U.S he even- tually made contact with his sister in Austria She began steps leading to his eventual return to the United with help from Presi- dent Nixon. After much he was allowed to return quietly two years ago Because his wife was a Russian citizen he was unable to get clearance for a state department job CHILEAN REFUGEES 'NEED SCREENING' EDMONTON The vice-president of the Liberal Party of Alberta has urged the federal govern- ment to screen prospective Chilean refugees so that radical are kept out of Canada Jack in a telegram sent Sunday to Immigra- tion Minister Robert said the government has a duty to Canadians to make sure that such members of the Communist party and Russian- or are not allowed into Canada under the guise of political refugees Mr Pickett said later he believes he is speaking for his party The Saskatchewan government sent a telegram to Mr Andras Saturday urging Ottawa to allow im- mediate entry into Canada of reguees from the military junta in Chile who are still in that South American country The telegram said the refugees will not be allowed to leave Chile after midnight tonight Mr Pickett said calls for open immigration of Chilean refugees represent a philosophy He said most Canadians have humanitarian prin- ciples but they realize there must be a limit on who should be allowed to enter the country MADRID Gen. Francisco Franco said Sunday night the Dec 20 assassina- tion of Prime Minister Luis Carrero Blanco was a against Spain that had served to unite Spaniards In a year-end the 81-year-old head of state pledged to continue to lead the country has always counted my which shall not fail for my whole life has is and shall be at the service of the he declared Franco thanked the country for its adherence and following the bomb assassination of Ad- miral Carrero his trusted right-hand man for more than 30 years cowardly born of a spirit of lack of solid- arity and of has been directed not only against the head of but against Spanish society against peace and order in our he said violence of a small mi- postulated from abroad which represents nobody and drowns in the maturity of the Spanish people whose serenity and confidence are based on the certainty that the state agen- cies administer justice and in- sure order under the law BASQUES BLAMED Franco did not mention the Basque guerrilla organization ETA blamed by police for the although he left no doubt whom he meant Following the the government did not need to declare any state of emergency. Franco said vitality of our funda- mental laws has responded for the maintenance of internal peace and discipline What under another regime would have given rise to frailtv and a profound upset of a whole sys- in us has served to strengthen our ideal to unite Spaniards for their second de- fence Spain's foreign policy will continue to be centred on the search for peace among coun- based on jus- tice and Franco said Police sources said security Skylab agrees to plans to hike science output HOUSTON The Sky- lab 3 astronauts and mission control have reached basic agreement on how to increase the flight's scientific produc- which is behind schedule Gerald William Pogue and Edward Gibson agreed m a radio discussion Sunday night that controllers can schedule experiments in periods the astronauts previously had put off limits These include the daily 90- mmute physical training ex- ercises and the hour-long peri- ods before and after sleep when the astronauts relax and discuss plans Commander Carr also promised to try to reduce the preparation time for medical tests and earth-resources passes Carr asked that Mission Control not load them too something the astronauts complained about several weeks ago That com- plaint led to reducing the daily experiments and naming the off-limits areas were surprised when we st rted out at a firehouse pace and we made Carr said do need our rest periods to operate at the fastest and most efficient pace We're doing that now and have been for the last 10 days when you took the pressure off Capsule communicator Richard Truly agreed that the astronauts have kept up or been ahead the daily schedule the last 10 time when they were heavily involved with observing the comet Kohoutek Earlier Sunday at Carr's re the control centre mes- saged details of flight accom- plishments The spacemen are in the 46th day of a plann- ed 84-day mission to date in the mission are less than planned for earth medical and corollary ex- the message read It said that resulted from the crew's request for a lighter work its m- sistance on the off-limits periods and fa'lure of a gyroscope that increased the time needed to manoeuvre the vehicle The message said ihe astro- nauts have accomplished 14 of 24 planned earth-resources runs 196 of 228 hours of medi- cal experiments and 140 of 235 hours of corollary ex- periments Corollary experiments in- clude manufac- turing and scientific tasks The only area in which the astronauts were listed ahead was work with the solar tele- scopes were 153 hours have been completed That s 30 more than planned The message said the astro- nauts have been averaging about 24 man-hours of scien- tific work a ly less than what we had planned The first two Skylab crews averaged 28 to 29 man-hours a day during two-week periods used for compansion by flight controllers men investigating the assassi- nation of Carrero Blanco are working on the theory that at least 12 including a young air took an ac- tive role in the plot Police have named six al- leged but they now believe at least six others have fled to southwest France where ETA militants have in the past sought political asylum Reports from Bordeaux said French police are seeking six ETA members for ques- tioning Spain has protested in Paris against the freedom with which ETA members appear to move in France Premier to be sworn in Jan. 2 MADRID Carlos Arias Navarro became Spain's new premier today but the government said he will not take the oath of office until Jan 2 The ceremony had been scheduled after publication of the decree nam- ing him premier The decree was and a spokesman said there was no political significance to the delay in the swearing-in Political insiders said it is unlikely that Anas Navarro will make many changes m the cabinet left by his associated predecessor There was speculation that the new Spanish premier will name a military man vice premier since he is the first civilian premier in the 36 years of Generalissimo Francisco Franco s regime One post that must be filled is that of interior the post Anas Navarro held from last June until Franco named him Saturday to succeed the late Luis Carrero Blanco The appointment of Arias Navarro was a surprise But he is reported to have headed the list of three nominees that the Council of the Franco's highest advisory submitted to the chief of state A native of Madrid and a law graduate of the Universi ty of Madrid Arias Navarro was national police chief from 1956 to 1965 and then mayor of Madrid until he was named to the cabinet last summer One of the chief tasks facing him is the hunt for the six Bas que nationalists the govern ment has said were responsi- ble for Carrero Blanco's assassination Most or all of them are believed to have es- caped to France and the new premier and Franco must decide whether they will ask the French government to arrest and extradite the men search for rockets PHNOM PENH Cambodian artillery gun- boats and planes pounded the eastern bank of the Mekong River near here today Infantrymen followed up with a sweep in search of the launching sites for rockets that killed at least seven per- sons Sunday Palestinians claim responsibility British Jewish leader shot in head Lebanon The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine an- nounced today responsibility for the shooting of Joseph the prominent British Jewish leader who was seriously wounded at his London home Sunday night i A front spokesman said in a statement that a member of the front broke into Sieff's home and opened fire on him. Sieff was taken to hospital in critical he said The spokesman said that Sieff is a leader of the Zionist movement which and is still committing crimes and massacres against our Palestinian people was appointed hon- orary vice-president of the Zionist Federation of Britain and Northern Ireland in 1965 and has made frequent visits to Israel with other prominent British Jews to discuss fund raising and the distribution of aid Immediately after the at- tack police cordoned off the area surrounding Sieff's man- sion in northwest London and tightened their security around other leading British Jews. A Scotland Yard spokesman said police are not planning an imminent arrest but hope to issue i uv iption of the at- tacker icier today Sieff was alone in an up- stairs room when the gunman broke into his house The butler was ordered at gun- point to lead the way to Sieff who was hit by one shot fired at point-blank range at his mouth He underwent surgery at a London hospital late Sunday night and his condition today was described well as can be expected A police ed today that for the last two years constant threats have been made against the life of Sieff and other members of his immensely wealthy family along with other prominent members of Britain's Jewish community His elder Lord is vice- president of the World Jewish Congress have known for a long time that there has been a perpetual threat to the lives of leading Jews in Britain and there has been maximum the spokesman said The family's movements outside Britain were kept a close secret and security at airports before their flights to Israel were airport officials said ;