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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Dectmbtr 31, 1974 News in brief Ships arrive at Darwin DARWIN (Reuter) The first Australian navy ship to reach Darwin since Cyclone Tracy shattered the city Christmas Day was moored offshore today, waiting for survev vessels to check the harbor and its approaches. More navy ships with relief supplies will arrive in the area in the next few days, and eventually more (han two thirds of the Australian fleet will be concentrated in Darwin harbor. ;Spies liked U.S. Capitol9 WASHINGTON (AP) Soviet spies met regularly at the United States Capitol because J. Edgar Hoover had declared the grounds off- hmits to FBI agents, the Washington Post quotes a former high-ranking FBI of- ficial as saying Hoover issued the directive in the late 1960s because of charges by members of Con- gress that Hoover tapped their telephones or compiled dossiers on them, the uniden- tified official was quoted as saying. Detroit deaths increase DETROIT (AP) In Detroit violent death comes so quickly newspaper editors have difficulty keeping score. At 6 23 a m. today The Associated Press reported the discovery of two bodies, bringing Detroit's homicide toll for 1974 to a record 799. 1974 to a record 799. At a.m. AP moved a second story raising the violent death toll for the year to 800. The 800th violent death of 1974 came after police bullets apparently killed an occupant of a fleeing car. Loan restrictions eased OTTAWA (CP) The Bank of Canada announced Monday it will make it slightly easier for chartered banks to loan money It was the second time in re- cent weeks that the central bank has eased lending restrictions but each time the bank's governor, Gerald Bouey, said the bank will be taking other actions to limit the effect of the change. Guards rescue WALLA WALLA, Wash. i Guards stormed their way into a prison hospital Monday night to rescue two women hostages who were be- ing stabbed by convicts in one of two disturbances at the Washington state peniten- hostages tiary. The women were among 13 persons held hostage by prisoners during the distur- bances which occurred at nearly the same time Monday. All of the hostages were later freed. ACT operators accept pact EDMONTON (CP) Switchboard operators at Alberta Government Telephones have voted 91 per cent in favor of a new one vear contract including a basic wage increase of 15 per cent. The operators, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, will also receive a day, retroactive to October, as a wage adjustment. Woman killed in slide GOLDEN, B.C person was killed and another taken to hospital after a snowslide near here Sunday Susan Eileen Gertsch, 27, of Baoff was killed and Herbert Charles Finder Jr., 27, of Saskatoon injured. They were part of an eight person group skiing in mountains west of here when the snowslide rumbled down. Murder suspect recaptured WASHINGTON (AP) An escaped prisoner charged in the slaying of a millionaire Miami industrialist and his wife was captured early today by the FBI in an apartment in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Thomas Otis Knight, 23, one of the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives, was heavily armed when captured Israelis free teenager TEL AVIV (AP) Israel todav freed the teen-age son of a village chief seized during a raid into Lebanon and put him back across the border, the Israeli military command reported Israeli troops captured 16- year-old Ah Aref Khahl Solei- man when they raided the vil- lage of Majdel Zoun on Nov. 5 and blew up a house allegedly used by Palestinian raiders. CBC film confiscated TORONTO (CP) A CBC crew filming Canadian athletes in Cuba had some of their film confiscated Morday after filming a radar installation. CBC officials say A CBC news department spokesman said a crew headed bv Bob Moir was filming the Canadian athletes on a bus leaving their quarters when a "very apologetic soldier" told the film crew he would have to confiscate their film. The soldier told Moir there was a radar installation in the area and he was under orders to confiscate film taken there. Soviets, Egypt urge Mideast peace talks ACTOR HANDS DEED TO INDIAN MEDICINE MAN Brando 9s gift of land '400 years too AGOURA, Calif. (Reuter) Film star Marlon Brando Monday stood on an oak- topped hill looking over a spectacular stretch of hilly grass land and handed over the title of 40 acres of his land there to a local tribe of Indians. The 50-year-old actor told reporters that the gift is part of his project to give up all lands he owns in the United States to the Indians in the hope it will start a move by others to restore Indian lands as part of the United States bicentennial cele- brations in 1976. The deed to the land was accepted by Chief Semu of the Redwind Association of West Coast Indians. The land is to go even- tually to the Chumash Indians, a basket- weaving tribe who originally wandered over California coastal lands, but have now been reduced to a small group of 91 purebreds living on a government reserve. "It is our hope that an Indian tribal village will be built Chief Semu said. Brando's land abuts a new de- velopment of expensive tract homes on the western fringe of Los Angeles. Brando, a worker for Indian causes over the last six years, said he believes he own- ed the land for about four years but does not know how much he paid for it. The actor, who drove to the ceremony with California's Democratic Senator John Tunney, son of former world heavy- weight champion, Gene Tunney, lost his way trying to get to his own land. He ad- mitted he had not visited it very often. Brando originally announced that he also plans to donate his home in the Hollywood Hills, an apartment block, and his part of the family estate in Illinois which he owns jointly with two sisters. Chief Semu led a small group of drum- playing Indians in a ceremonial chant. He said the ceremony was impromptu: "I don't think there's a regular ceremony for this, because we've never had this situa- tion where a white man gave back our land before. MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union and Egypt called today for resumption of the Arab-Israeli peace talks in Geneva at an early date. It was believed, however, that despite the call, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat still is in favor of the bilateral Egyptian-Israeli negotiations No quick verdict in cover-up trial Dean says Nixon aware of CIA's domestic spying WASHINGTON (AP) -The White House under former president Richard Nixon received reports on demonstrators and radicals from the Central Intelligence Agency according to a sworn statement by former presidential counsel John Dean. "It was approximately one month after I arrived at the White House that I was in- formed about the project that Managua terrorists 4cool, calm' MANAGUA (AP) The Ni- caraguan guerrillas who freed 13 hostages after a 2Vz-day siege and flew to Cuba with about and 14 com- rades were "cool, calm one of their captives reported. "They were all very said Laszlo Pataky, 57. "I would say most were much younger than 25 but they were not nervous. One of the girls said they would fight to the death if they didn't succeed." Three women were among the eight members of the Sandmista Liberation Front who invaded a suburban home during a cocktail party Friday night, killed the host and two police guards and took the other 33 persons in the house captive. had been going on before I ar- rived to restructure the government's intelligence- gathering capabilities vis-a- vis demonstrators and domestic Dean has testified under oath. The former White House counsel, who was the first in- sider to accuse Nixon in the Watergate cover-up, told a congressional committee that after the new system was set up, "My office received regular intelligence reports regarding demonstrators and radical groups from the FBI and on some occasions from the CIA." Meantime, The Associated Press obtained access to a partial transcript of closed- door congressional testimony in which convicted Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt said he was head of covert operations for a CIA unit link- ed in published reports to domestic spying. And the Los Angeles Times reported today that a 50-page report from CIA director Wil- liam Colby to President Ford substantiates allegations that the agency engaged in some il- legal spying on U.S. citizens. Appearing before the Senate Watergate committee on June 25. 1973, Dean said a drive for better domestic intelligence led to the creation of an in- telligence evaluation com- mittee which operated from late 1970 until July 1973. WASHINGTON (AP) jury in the Watergate cover- up trial has given indications it will not rush to judgment in its assigned mission to "ascertain the truth." Dashing any expectations of a quick verdict, the jury's first major request after receiving the case Monday was for transcripts, some from the earliest stages of the three-month-old trial. "We'd be trying this case all over said U.S. District Judge John Sirica as he turned down the request. Defendants John Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Robert Mardian and Kenneth Parkinson remained in the courthouse Musicians boycott UNESCO NEW YORK (AP) Violinist Isaac Stern and conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein presided on the stage of Carnegie Hall Mon- day as about 30 musicians and dancers signed a letter to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and CulturaL Organization (UNESCO) say- ing that they will not partici- pate in its activities. "Our withdrawal will con- tinue until UNESCO rescinds its politicizing resolutions directed against the letter said. The group said it is protesting the resolution adopted Nov. 20 by UNESCO banning Israel from European regional membership and depriving it of in cultural assistance. The reason given was that Israeli archaeologists have altered historic features of Jerusalem by excavations. Pianist Arthur Rubinstein, who signed the letter Monday, also spoke to those on the Car- negie Hall stage. Stern explained that UNESCO activities include exchange programs between countries to aid cultural growth, a music library, and educational programs in which musicians, in- tellectuals and scientists are involved. while the jury was weighing their fate. Providing the jury with transcripts was out of the question because the trial record contains bench conferences and testimony taken out of the jury's hearing, Sirica said. By the time they were going back to their hotel Monday night the jurors had deliberated a few minutes short of four hours. They were to work on New Year's Day if there was no verdict by quitting time today. Some lawyers speculated that the jury was going through the charges against the defendants one by one, beginning with Mitchell, who is named first in the 23-count indictment. After denying the transcript requests, Sirica told the jurors they could have specific portions of testimony reread or could listen again to any of the 34 tapes introduced at the trial. U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger is trying to get started Pravda, the Soviet Commu- nist party newspaper, publish- ed the joint statement along with the announcement that Soviet Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev's visit to Egypt, Syria and Iraq in January had been postponed indefinitely. The postponement, an- nounced Monday, was believ- ed due to Sadat's continued acceptance of Kissinger's strategy as well as differences over the terms for Soviet arms shipments to Egypt. The call for resumption of the Geneva conference said the two governments want the conference to resume its work "at an early date" with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) par- ticipating. The two governments "be- lieve that the conference is a suitable venue for examining all the aspects of a Middle East settlement and adopting appropriate decisions leading to the establishment of a just and lasting peace in that the statement con- tinued. "Early resumption of the conference will have an im- portant positive significance for attempting these objec- tives Toronto restaurant pays staff from tips alone TORONTO (CP) The Globe and Mail says a local bar-restaurant operation is paying its staff out of their tips, a situation which the newspaper says may be uni- que in Ontario. In a front-page story, the newspaper says a local restaurant, the Three Crowns, collects employees' tips, deducts income tax and Canada Pension Plan payments, then doles the money out in twice-weekly pay cheques. The newspaper says the company makes up the difference if the collected tips do not equal the minimum wage, an hour. The story said the restaurant is run by a United States company, Steak and Ales Restaurant Inc of America. The newspaper says the res- taurant, in effect, is getting the services of its staff free. Although tips traditionally are a matter between the staff and the customer, the restaurant carries a special message on its menu, saying gratuities are considered the property of the management, the Globe and Mail says. The story quotes an official of the provincial labor ministry as saying the government's only concern is to see that employees are paid at least the minimum wage. The newspaper also quotes Julius Troll, secretary of a local of the Hotel and" Restaurant Employees and Bartenders Union, as saying the union plans to ask the ministry to look into the matter. The newspaper quotes Bob Kirkwood, a manager of the Three Crowns, as saying the employees love working for the company. Employees quoted say they enjoy the work and at- mosphere. There were contests for high sales totals and other intangible benefits such as friendly atmosphere and tailored working hours which made up for the lack of tips, they are quoted as saying EMO office hard to call after hours OTTAWA (CP) It seems that outside office hours, the Emergency Measures Organ- ization (EMO) is not the place to telephone with a report of an impending air attack. Such a call Monday night to the national headquarters of the organization elicited no response and there was no an- swer at the Ottawa-Carleton regional office of the organ- ization, responsible for co-or- dinating activities in the event of an air attack. However, the Ottawa tele- phone directory lists a second number to call if there is no answer at the first number listed for the Ottawa-Carleton regional office. The second number rings at Ottawa city hall, where a caller was told Monday night: "We have the number around here somewhere. Hang on a minute." After three minutes the One-lime Carbon Sets and mill Copy Books UTHimOGf OUR-HIGH SPHD, ftOU rtt> IUSMBS FORMS PRISS IS AT YOUR SERVICC IN LETHIRIDGI Relations resumed Portuguese Foreign Minister Mario Scares, who is on a visit here, signed a treaty ending disputes between the two countries over former Portuguese territories in In- dia. NEW DELHI (Reuter) India and Portugal today resumed diplomatic relations, broken nearly 20 years ago An announcement here said relations were re-established at ambassador level with immediate effect. clerk returned and advised the caller to try a certain number. It was the first number listed in the directory for the Ottawa-Carleton regional of- fice. Attempts to reach someone at the organization's 30 num- bers listed in the separate di- rectory of government offices were equally futile. The original purpose of the call was to talk to an EMO of- ficial about the confusion that resulted early Monday from a false alarm in the defence department's emergency warning system in south- central Ontario. Cause of the 15-minute false alarm was still under investi- gation. Lt.-Col. Bev Totman of the Canadian Forces information services said the defence de- partment has siren warning systems in various sections of Ontario to alert the population in the event of an impending air attack by a foreign mili- tary power. According to defence department plans, radio stations were to prepare to switch to an emergency broadcasting frequency when the sirens were sounded. Staff in most newsrooms, however, couldn't find the yellowing pages that listed the procedure for doing so. THEY GAVE Jim. Lori and Jason Schmitt. Taber 1 00 A family party Taber 3 00 In memory of Leanna Heusdens .1 00 Floyd. Lucelle, Aaron Jeremy 5 00 Mrs A Gasser. High River 5 00 James R Slmson, Lethbridge 5 00 Earl Ellingson. family 5 00 M Stevenson 5 00 Mr and Mrs T C Riplev. Spring Coulee 5 00 A E Fjordbotten, Granum 500 Lloyd Crowson family 5.00 W C Buettner, Cardston 5 00 BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phonn 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Mr and Mrs H. Linley, riaresholm 5 00 Bill and Edna Domck, Taber 6 00 Seven Grade 6 carolers, Taber 7 00 Mrs R Pierson 1000 Tathy, Debbie and Johnny Schneyder, Magfath 10 00 John and Corrv Van Son, Havs 1000 Thelma E Brown. Lethbridge 10 00 Eric. Mae. Becky and John Himel. Vaiixhall ..........1000 George Chuen, Bow Island 10 00 Ron and Sharon Hierath, Milk River ......1000 Jim Allred, Cardston 1000 In memory of Leanna Marie Heusdens, from grandmother Annie Adamec, Bellevue ......10 00 Anonymous 10 09 R Gareau and family, Femie 10.00 Tom Lynne, Shelley Ann and Kevin Galla Sparwood 1000 Kellv and Dana Rccdyk, Taber 1000 Kd Julie and family 1000 The Reg Mahussier Family. 10 00 Ready Made Farm Womens Club. Coaldale 15 00 Dean and Angie 15 00 Mr and Mrs John Read. Lethbridge 15.00 Creep's Electric, Castlegar, B C 20 00 M and V Stores Ltd Bow Island 20 00 Mr and Mrs J D. Gilchnst 20.00 Ken and Elda Mueller, Wrentham .........20.00 Ouwerkerk family, Fort Macleod 23 00 M B Lethbridge ........25 00 Mary MacKenzie, Coaldale 25.00 Anonymous, Raymond 25 00 Anonymous 25.00 Mr and Mrs A Vander Woude, Noblfford 50.00 Vauxhall Settlor High School 73 35 Lohues Farms Ltd Coaldale 10000 Lohues Children. Coaldale 100 00 Total Total to date JViay the New Year bring abiding Peace and harmony. It is with sincere thanks we extend our best wishes to everyone. From Net Wong and Staff SHANGHAI CHOPSUEY Upstairs 610-3rd A vc. S. Phone 327-3552 Closed at 8 p.m. and All Day January 1 Open January 2 al p.m.__________________ ;