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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, February 2, II. 4 News In brief Bolivia tension increases LA PAZ (AP) A 48-hour wildcat strike by about tirr miners increased tensions in Bolivia today as the miners declared solidarity with peasants who have been protesting food prices. The walkout at two state- owned mines in Oruro province near La Paz Friday surprised leaders of the National Federation of Mine Workers, who earlier had reached an agreement with the government for a pay increase. The government employs more than persons in its mines while another persons are estimated to work in private mines. Tin is the South American country's chief export. President Hugo Banzer has been faced with a series of crippling strikes and demonstrations in recent weeks as farmers and workers in business and industry protested his recent decision to double the price of six food staples. ECM to discuss oil talks BRUSSELS (AP) The Common Market meets next week to discuss president Nixon's world oil conference, with some members saying the United States may be trying to go too far too fast. Nixon called the conference for Feb. 11 to get the world's biggest importers of pi! together on dealing with shortages and high prices. And the Common Market foreign ministers are to gather Monday to plan strategy for the Washington session. One question will be whether to take their finance ministers along. The U.S. has asked the ministers to attend in order to discuss the financial problems that have arisen from the energy crisis. Some Common Market members notably the French who haven't yet promised to show up in Washington say the U.S. may be trying to accomplish too much in the meeting. Paris will be pressing in Brussels for immediate co- operation between the Common Market and the Arabs. Prisoners to say farewell DRUMHELLER (CP) Solicitor General Warren Allmand and Calgary Senator Earl Hastings will represent the federal government at a farewejl party Sunday in the Drumheller Penitentiary for retiring prison director Pierre Jutras. The event has been organized by the prisoners. Mr. Jutras had been director at Drumheller since the prison opened in 1967. He was succeeded Jan. 1 by Earnest Noel, former director of Collins Bay Penitentiary in Kingston, Ont. Mr. Jutras is currently fulfilling administrative duties with the Canadian penitentiary service pending his retirement. Mr. Allmand will attend the Drumheller function as part of a tour of federal penitentiaries in Western Canada. Bomb injures Maudling LONDON (AP) Reginald Maudling, former Conservative home secretary, was slightly injured Friday night by a letter bomb. Maudling said the bomb was among some mail that had ac- cumulated at his country house in Essenddn, Hertfordshire, and was waiting when he arrived for the weekend. He said it was and "removed some skin from my left thumb." Maudling, 56, said the bomb "was a paperback book with a handwritten address." "There was a bang when it went off, but any bang sounds loud in a room." It was the ninth explosion this year in a bombing campaign variously blamed on Irish or Arab terrorists. No one has been killed. Arab relations sought OTTAWA (CP) Canada has decided to establish diplomatic relations with four oil-producing Arab countries, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp announced Friday. "fne four countries are Bah- rein, Oman, Qatar and the Un- ion of Arab Emirates. James George, a Toronto- born career diplomat now serving as ambassador to Iran and Kuwait, will present his credentials as Canada's repre- sentative "in the near a department spokesman said. Mr. George resides in Tehran, the Iranian capital- Canada imports only small amounts of oil from the four countries, but the external af- fairs official said recognition of the countries "couldn't do anything but help" any desired expansion of oil trade. Death THE CANADIAN PRESS Palo Alto, Calif .-Glenn Mor- ris, 62. 1936 decathlon champion who once portrayed Tarzan in films. Smouldering fuselage firemen inspect remains of Pan American jet- Diving coach resisted Pago Pago crash panic PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) "I just grabbed onto my seat and I said to myself, Til really ride this one recalls one 01 the survivors of a jetliner crash that killed 92 persons, including nine Canadians. "If anything, I knew I wasn't going to panic like the rest of said Dick Smith, 57, a former Olympic diving, coach now at Arizona State University. Smith and 100 others were aboard the Pan American World Airways Boeing 707 when it crashed Wednesday night during a violent rain squall in this small U.S. territory. Seven of the nine survivors were in critical condition at the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Centre. Smith and Roger Cann, 23, of New Zealand were the only survivors not critically injured. Both had burns on their faces, hands and arms. Smith gave these recollections of the crash in an interview Friday: "The first time I realized we were in trouble after the girl came in telling us to tighten our seatbelts. I was waiting for us to hit the run- way. "It was raining out, and sud- denly I felt some turbulence, some lurching. It was really rough out there. ROLLS INTO JUNGLE "The next thing I knew, I felt a slight rushing underneath the plane and I knew we were going to crash. I immediately tightened my seatbelt and leaned forward to look out the window. 'Then we hit the ground and were rolling through the jungle and it was bucking up and down. It was really rough. "I pulled my head up and looked up front and saw some fire. We were lurching, and when I saw we were on fire, I said to myself, 'I'm getting out of this place.' I unbuckled and stood up to survey the situation for just a half second. On my right was an emergency door. I shoved it open, and a wall of flame hit me smack in the face. I shut the door real quick and told myself, "That's one way out but not the right way out' "I moved to the aisle, and they were just like a bunch of horses stampeding to the front. My first thought was I might want to follow them. But a blast of smoke hit me in the face, and I decided to look for another way out. "I walked across the aisle to the left side, and there was an- other emergency door. I pushed it out, and I knew the flames weren't going to be coming on this side. I stood back and jumped." Investigators Friday dug through the wreckage scattered more than 800 yards over an area three-quarters of a mile from the airport. They refused to speculate on the cause of the crash. NEW YORK (CP) Pan American World Airways issued Friday this updated list of the nine Canadians believed killed in the crash of a Boeing 707 jetliner at Pago Pago, American Samoa, Wednesday night. Grant R. Dunsby, 31, Halifax. Bernice Dunsby, 29, Halifax. Ngair Dunsby, 4, Halifax. Craig Dunsby, 5, Halifax. Vera Green, 56, Gravenhurst, Ont. David R. Killips, 20. Kamloops, B.C. Marion Lenore Taylor, 31, Winnipeg. Barbara Atkinson, 25, Calgary. Sheila Margaret Munro, 46, Calgary. THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE 1974 Seminar Series "Politics of Higher Education Will hold its introductory Lecture Thursday, February 7, at 8 p.m. in Room E-690 of the Aca- demic-Residence Building. TOPIC: Advanced Education Who Pays the Piper and Who Calls the Tune? SPEAKER: Dr. W. E. Beckei, U of L President. All interested persons are invited to attend. No admission will be charged. For further Information, contact Or. Gudrun Hesse 329-2560. Inquest still pursuing medical-gas fatal mixup SUpBURY. Ont. (CP) A plumbing foreman named Aldo Defend sawed through two parallel pipes last Sept 24 and reversed their connections in the medical- gas system at Sudbury General Hospital. The job took about five minutes. After hearing 36 witnesses in 15 days of testimony, a coroner's inquest into 23 deaths at the hospital has not yet been given a clear picture of what caused a fatal mixup in gases that the young foreman straightened out so quickly. Already the longest inquest in Ontario history, with about 700.000 words on the record BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Pheiw32t-4722 COILEOEMALL and 99 exhibits stacked on tables in an improvised courtroom in a hotel ballroom, the inquiry appears likely to run for at least another three weeks. Crown Attorney John Takach is fitting pieces of a jigsaw together methodically, and more than 160 witnesses have been summoned, though not ail are likely to be called. Next week may find the in- quest closing in at last on the central problem: Where and when were two pipes miscon- nected to send anesthetic nit- rous oxide into lines leading to oxygen outlets in parts of a new hospital wing last year? TIMING CRUCIAL Until the time is established, the five-man jury will have no way of determining how many of the of whom were prescribed oxygen in the wing between May and received nitrons oxide instead. MAKE A FORTUNE IN REAL ESTATE values and rent incomes continue Ho Read mvestmem offers greater opportwnwes Than ever Now is the lime lo yinn Thousands throoffhoul Canada owe Soccsss W> large mea- sure )o our Canadian Real Estate Home Sludy Course IT WAT K THE KET TO TOUKS vMniOA vOVVV wVDVOUWt THE CANADIAN PftOPCTTT MAN AOERS ASSOCIATION OMt 3K S1H8 SftWI nmrta The only death firmly pinned to the gas switch is that of six-year-old Catherine Dominic, who was given supposed oxygen to speed her out of an anesthetic last Sept 7. Her immediate death after a minor bonesetting procedure aroused suspicion and led to the discovery of the crossed lines. Three possible times for the cross-connection likely will be focused upon by the inquest eventually, each of which could mean that any number between one and 23 might have received nitrous oxide by mistake. And apart from this, there is the possibility that some who may have been administered nitrous oxide were near death when they reached hospital anyway. Most of Ihe prescribed-ox- ygen patients were emergency cases. WiHiam Shea. lawyer for the hospital, has contended that most of the deaths are readily explainable for this reason and not related to the administration of a lethal gas. The hospital has produced the names of IS persons now living who were treated from the same oxygen outlets during the period the others Egypt thins Sinai artillery power ASSOCIATED PRESS Egyptian anti-tank guns and heavy artillery were reported moving westward toward the Suez canal Friday in what was believed to be the first signs of Egypt's thinning out of troops in the Sinai Desert. An Israeli field commander said on Israeli state radio there were reports of movement across the canal to Suez city by the 3rd Army, which until this week had been encircled. Israeli forces continued Friday their withdrawal across the canal, blowing up Ontario teachers Egyptian bases and hangars as they moved out. Salvagable tanks, trucks snd guns had already been hauled away. The troop disengagement agreement calls for the Israelis to move back into the Sinai Desert in exchange for a reduction of Egypt's forces east of the Suez canal to men. A United Nations spokesman said UN Emergency Forces have begun marking the lines of the new buffer zones in the southern sector of the canal front. MESSAGE REPORTED Meanwhile, a Cairo news- paper, Al Ahram, said Friday Syrian President Hafez Assad sent Egyptian President Anwar Sadat a message giving his views on the latest U.S. proposals for separating Israeli and Syrian forces on the northern front. The newspaper did not elaborate." Syria announced Friday it will soon station three mats in Washington as a chan- nel for U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger's dealings with Damascus. They will be the first in Washington since Syria broke diplomatic relations with the United States during the 1967 Arab- Israeli war. And well-placed sources in Jordan said that country has come up with a proposal to separate the Jordanian and Israeli armies. The sources said the proposal calls for Israel to withdraw 10 to 15 miles and abandon 15 frontier outposts. There was no fighting along the Jordan front in the October war but guerrillas launched minor sabotage operations. resign Terrorists wait By THE CANADIAN PRESS As teachers in three school districts resigned en masse Friday, the president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association praised provincial Education Minister Thomas Wells for the "good job" he had done in aiding teachers' negotiations across the province. Bob Cooney said: "he deserves some of the credit for the fact that nearly all separate school teachers are in school." Thirteen of the original 16 separate school and public high school districts in dispute in December have reached settlements. The resignations involve 667 public high school teachers in York County, 361 separate school teachers in Essex County and 147 separate school teachers in Huron- Perth district. The walkout affects about students. Mr. Wells sent telegrams to the teachers and boards in the three areas Friday urning them to continue negotiations. He said the provincial cabinet will meet Monday to "assess the situation." Officials doubting Nixon vow WASHINGTON (AP) Top administration energy officials have expressed doubts the United States can "break the back of the energy crisis" in 1974 as President Nixon vowed in his State of the Union message. John Sawhill, deputy administrator of the Federal Energy Office, said Friday the United States will continue to suffer shortages of fuel oils and possibly gasoline for two or three years, even if the Arab oil embargo is lifted. Sawhill told reporters he also doubts that another of the president's goals can be energy self- sufficiency by 1980. The energy official said that by the end of the decade, the United States will still be de- pending upon some oil imports. Sawhill's boss, energy chief William Simon, also expressed some reservation that the back of the energy crisis can be broken this year. But he noted that "we're going to put the policies into place that will start breaking it." Strikers batter 50 cars MONTREAL