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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDOe HERALD Monday, February Hews in brief Tories name executives EDMONTON (CP) Dr. Bruce Redmond of Calgary was named Sunday as president of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta He won the 1974 term by acclamation, succeeding Bob Sewell of Edmonton. Peter Savaryn of Edmonton won a three-way fight for the northern vice-presidency and Jean Roen of Duchess was acclaimed as southern vice- president. Levaun Thompson of Spring Coulee was acclaimed as secretary and Bob Sanderman of Edmonton as treasurer. Author's family 'threatened' MOSCOW (AP) Defiant Soviet author Alexander Sol- zhenitsyn said Sunday the offi- cial Soviet government cam- paign against him includes "threats to kill" directed at his wife and family by security police. But he said support is flowing to him from "known and unknown persons." "Maybe they (the police) will crush both them and he added, "but they will not crush the truth." Solzhenitsyn has been bitterly denounced as a traitor in the controlled mass media for his expose of the Stalinist labor camp system. Nixon plans trip to Russia WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon tentatively plans to visit the Soviet Union around June, it was learned Saturday In saying farewell last July to Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev at San Clemente, Calif, Nixon announced he would make his second presidential visit to the Soviet Union some time in 1974. He was last there in May, 1972. June is the approximate current target date for such a Nixon trip, it was learned. Brezhnev signs declaration MIAMI, Fla leader Leonid Brezhnev ended on Sunday a six-day visit to Cuba during which he received a report from Premier Fidel Castro on recent Cuban foreign policy dealings Soviet Foreign Minister An- drei Gromyko, who accom- panied Brezhnev to Cuba, will confer with United States offi- cials in Washington today. Brezhnev and Castro signed a joint declaration on the eve of the Soviet Communist party leader's departure. Skylab film recovered HOUSTON (AP) Two Skylab astronauts took a space walk Sunday to unload film from a telescope camera array which took thousands of photos of the sun, distant stars and the comet Kohoutek. Astronauts Gerald Carr and Edward Gibson, protected only by their white space suits and bubble helmets, through a hatch to start the last space walk of the Skylab program. Brucellosis 'serious' PONOKA (CP) Brucellosis still is a sericus problem among cattle herds in Alberta, a provincial veterinary official said Saturday. Dr. H. N. Vance, of the health of animals division of the agriculture department, said in an interview that Alberta was close to eradicating the disease two years ago but more herds have been placed under quar- antine recently. However, the number of herds affected is small considering the province's total cattle population, he said. Hearing called on fire SAO PAULO. Brazil (Renter) The builders and architects of a skyscraper destroyed by a blaze in which more than 220 persons died appear before a court of inquiry Tuesday. The court will be sifting evi- dence of survivors of Friday's disaster to establish whether there was any negligence in construction or planning the 21-storey building. Mayor Miguel Colassuono said he believes the building BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. COLLEGE MALL contained large quantities of inflammable plastic. The inquiry is being held amid a growing controversy over the fact that the building had no helicopter pad or emergency fire escapes. The city's fire chief was dis- missed Sunday after accusing Sao Paulo authorities of a "lack of interest" in fire precaution. Col. Jonas Flores Fibeiro also said the city ignored calls for increasing the fire brigade. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Toroato-Rt. Rev. Tom Greenwood, 70. former Anglican bishop of the Yukon. Lots of smoke but not much fire With tears rolling down his face, Howie Stover, 19, left, smokes 15 cigars simultaneously during a cigar-smoking contest held at the weekend at the University of Winnipeg. His agony was to no avail. Second-year arts student Ken Higham, 19, right, PM joins talks on rapid growth SALZBURG, Austria (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau says government leaders must begin acting to alleviate some of the problems caused by rapid growth and development in the world or Defence budget record WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon urged Congress today to vote a record defence spending budget to strengthen leaner U.S. military forces and start research on new nuclear weapons while the United States pushes for world peace. Nixon's defence recommendations for the 1974-75 fiscal year starting July 1 total billion more 'than current year's level. The Pentagon said most of the increase is needed to cover higher pay of an all- volunteer force and price increases for weapons, fuel, supplies and equipment. The president stressed the U.S. must keep strong to deter any nuclear or conventional military threats to U.S. security while negotiating with the Soviet Union for arms limitations and laying the diplomatic basis for long- term peace. Explosion in garage kills High Prairie man HIGH PRAIRIE (CP) One man was killed and four others were seriously injured Saturday night when a explosion and fire destroyed the building of an automobile and farm equipment dealer. Police said Leslie Allan Klutz, 21, of High Prairie, died in the first of two explosions which ripped through the building occupied by Bishop's Equipment Ltd. on the ATTENTION! Employers-Accounts-Payroll Clerks The Unemployment Insurance Commission has replaced the separation certificate with a new form called the Record of Employment To assist in the completion of the form and answer any questions on Unemployment Insurance, two seminars will be held as follows: DATE: 6 A 7 February, 1974 TIME: p.m. PLACE: Gym. 2 Civic Sports 420 11th St S., Uthbridgt Those interested are invited to attend either day. outskirts of the town, 170 miles northwest of Edmonton. About eight or nine people were in the building at 7 p.m. when the first explosion occurred. The second blast came 20 minutes later as the fire was being fought by the 12-man volunteer brigade. No one was injured in the later blast. At least two of the injured persons remained in hospital Sunday as police started an investigation of the cause of the incident. An RCMP spokesman said it was believed a propane tanker truck, being serviced in the shop, was leaking and the possible cause of the explosion. Do You Have PROBLEMS GOOD PICTURES? TfcmlittN taw! GEfflYer RANDY KWIKKOLOR PhOfM 3Z7-4M4 toy Strife! M TNT Mir face a grim situation within 20 years. For that reason, he said, a two-day meeting opening here today will be of extreme importance because it focuses on the dangers of over- population, the depletion of resources, food and energy shortages, pollution and other related matters. The discussions, sponsored by a group known as the Club of Rome, have brought together six heads of government along with a number of leading scientists, economists and intellectuals. Trudeau arrived Sunday night after a skiing holiday in Switzerland and said in a brief interview one of his main con- cerns at the meeting will be the problem of food shortages in most parts of the world. He stressed, however that no con- crete decisions will be made during the discussions. A number of heads of government have been invited to discuss the problems Athe future, said Trudeau, uKhe hope that when we go Back home and make laws for today we will also be thinking of the day after tomorrow. The Club of Rome, which has about 90 individual members, is in some ways a more effective fonun for talks of this kind, Trudeau said, than the UN or its agencies because the discussions can be more frank and not hindered by considerations of international politics. Death toll climbs in Pago Pago crash NEW YORK (AP) Pan American World Airways said Sunday four more persons who were aboard the Boeing 707 which crashed Thursday in Pago 3 Pago, American Samoa, have died, bringing the total of dead to 96. All were from the United States. Of those who died earlier, nine were Canadians. Five persons survived the crash. 'Much can be done to stop inflation9 VANCOUVER (CP) Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said Sunday Canadians should realize much can be done to stop inflation. In British Columbia for three days as part of a tour of the West, Mr. Stanfield said the rise in living costs is "not Guerrillas attack near Buenos Aires BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) Argentine troops fought off a guerrilla attack on a military base near the capital Sunday. An air force communique said groups of unidentified men opened fire before dawn on the perimeter of the Mariano Moreno air base northwest of here. No casualties were mentioned in the communique. It said the attackers were beaten off by heavy fire, adding that a land-and-air search was launched to seek out the attackers. just an international phenomenon which, the Trudeau government tells us, we have to accept." During an interview, the Conservative leader said inflation is "the number one priority" facing Canadians today, and would form a major election issue should an election be called. Although he warned people to be prepared for an election, he declined to predict a date. In Vernon, B.C., Saturday, he said a summer election "is very likely." Speaking about inflation in Vancouver Saturday night, Mr. Stanfield termed the Liberal government's record lamentable. "The government can't stand on its record there and we believe that we would do very well (in an election) and drive them right to the wall on this he said. Mr. Stanfield said the Con- servative party believes that its proposed 90-day wage and price freeze would alleviate the problem of wages keeping up with rising prices. He recommended that this short freeze should be replaced by "more flexible controls" for perhaps as long as two years. Happier days for Sammy Back in August of 1972 entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. gave President Nixon a hug during a youth rally at the Republican National Convention in Miami. Sunday Sammy said his endorsement has caused him great pain and he is disappointed in the president's social programs. He said he was strongly criticized by blacks and liberals for his endorsement. I'm not disappointed that I endorsed him, but Tm sorry there haven't been more things done for the poor whites, the Macks and the disenfranchise" Guerrillas9 ferry boat in danger of foundering SINGAPORE The government has offered to take four guerrillas holding three hostages on a ferry boat in Singapore harbor to any diplomatic mission in Singapore because their boat is in danger of foundering, the government said today. Earlier, a government spokesman told a news conference that finding a plane to take the gunmen and finding a place for them to go are the main obstacles to a settlement of the problem. Two of the guerrillas are believed to be Japanese members of the extremist Red Army. The other two are Arabs and members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The guerrillas hijacked the ferry last Thursday after trying unsuccessfully to blow up storage tanks at a nearby Shell oil refinery and took three of the ferry's crew hostage. managed to jam 28 cigars into his mouth, struggled to get them all lit and then successfully puffed for at least 30 seconds to claim a world's record. The previous record, according to the Guinness Book of World Records wes 14. Bomb rips bus in half, 11 die LEEDS, England (Reuter) A bomb believed planted by Irish guerrillas blew up a bus on a North England highway early today, killing eight British soldiers, two children and an army wife. The bomb ripped the bus in two and left the highway lit- tered with wreckage and torn bodies. The bus was carrying soldiers and families home from leave. "It was worse than anything I ever saw in Northern said one surviving soldier. At least 14 other persons were seriously injured. The explosion came just 20 minutes after midnight when the bus, packed with service- Greek hostages released CAIRO (AP) A Pakistani airliner landed here today with three gunmen who had held two hostages aboard a Greek freighter in Karachi harbor The hostages were released after the Greek government agreed to commute the death sentences of two Palestinian terrorists. Airport officials said the three terrorists, whose identities and nationalities still were unknown, wanted to go to Libya, and the Libyan ambassador to Pakistan was making the arrangements. The Libyan and Egyptian ambassadors to Pakistan accompanied the trio to Cairo. The gunmen were held at the airport hotel, and reporters were not allowed to talk to them. In Karachi, Rear Admiral S. Zahid Hasnain, chairman of the port authority, said the terrorists freed the chief officer and chief engineer of the Greek freighter unharmed after holding them for 33 hours. The Pakistani foreign office said the men freed the hostages "on the assurance given by the Greek government that the death sentences passed on the two Palestinian guerrillas by an Athens court recently would be commuted." The two Palestinians are members of the Black September organization who were given sentence of death and 27 years in prison Jan. 24 for killing five persons and wounding 45 others in an attack at Athens airport men and their wives, was heading back to Catterick army camp and Leeming air force base after picking the men up from weekend leave in Manchester. Suspicion immediately fo- cused on the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army which eight days ago announced it was increasing guerrilla activity on the British mainland. The threat was followed by a fresh spate of letter bombs. The latest was one sent today to the London office of The Daily Express newspaper. A security guard lost part of his hand when the letter-bomb exploded. About 20 persons survived the bus explosion and were taken to hospital. "I was in France and Ger- many in the war but I never saw anything like one fireman said. Military authorities imme- diately ordered security in- creased at all army bases. In Rio Biggs was carpenter RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Ronald Biggs, the convicted British train robber, remained in the custody of Brazilian federal police Sunday, but British officials were not told where. Biggs, 44, a member of the gang that staged the million Great Train Robbery in Britain in 1963, was confronted Friday at a hotel room on the posh Copacabana Beach by two Scotland Yard detectives. Biggs had eluded authorities for 8% years after escaping from a London cell where he was serving a 30-year term for his part in the robbery. British consul Henry Neil said that after the detectives found Biggs, the fugitive agreed to accompany them to Brazilian police. Neil said Biggs was wilting to return to Britain to complete his sentence. Britain and Brazil do not have an extradition agreement. Neighbors said Biggs had lived in Rio for about four years, working as a carpenter and apartment decorator. They described him as a "nice man with graying shoulder- length hair." The Daily Express in London said it had tipped the Yard on his whereabouts. Biggs was one of 15 men convicted of the robbery. One gang member already has finished serving his term. Most of the loot has never been recovered. I Beauty on the a special head to tote off er Skyway Shoulder Tote value Yours for only with a purchase of Merle Norman's complexion care kit Whether you've unlenoed !o gel slanted on Ihe Merfle Norman Complexion Care aids or already know Ihe benefits from regular use here's your oppor- tunity to purchase an enlire beauty program uhal enlilles you lo advantage of ihis special offer. TThe prepacked oosmelic WJ includes 8 ditferenl complexion beautifiers, each designed lo do an itn- portanl job. 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