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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LITHMIDQI HMALD-TiMtday, February B, 1174 News In brief Edmonton budget up 16% Gairy prepared for showdown EDMONTON (CP) A operating budget for 1974, representing an increase of more than 16 per cent over last year, was approved by city council Monday night. Depending on how much assistance the senior levels of government provide, property owners couid face increases of from to in property taxes. The province will be asked for an SB-million grant so the city can stay under the 7Vi- per-cent growth guidelines set by the provincial government. The city will also ask the provincial government to reinstate the old system of municipal grants based on a for a share of federal corporate and personal income tax. A capital works budget was referred back to the economic affairs committee for additional study. Poll says 46% 'prefer Ford' PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) The latest Gallup poll says 46 per cent of Americans surveyed would prefer to have Vice-President Gerald Ford serve as president for the remainder of President Nixon's term. Explosion stops subway MONTREAL (CP) Emer- gency crews led 300 persons through a subway tunnel to safety Monday night after their train was halted by its driver following an explosion. Officials said there were no injuries, and the explosion caused neither fire nor smoke in the tunnel on the north- south line. It was the second explosion Terrorists to be released CAIRO (AP) The Greek government has pledged to re- lease two Palestinian guerrillas whose deaths sentences it earlier had promised to commute, Egypt's ambassador to Paki- stan told the newspaper Al Ah- ram today. Ambassador Aly Khashaba said the pledge was made to him during his negotiations between the Greek government and three terrorists who took two Greek merchant marine officers hostage aboard their freighter in Karachi, Pakistan, last weekend. Khashaba and the Libyan ambassador to Pakistan escorted the three terrorists from Karachi to Cairo. They are being held in a hotel near the Cairo airport awaiting transportation to Libya or possibly Uganda. Meanwhile, four other terrorists continued to hold three Singapore boatmen hostage for the seventh day aboard a ferryboat in Singapore harbor while the Japanese government tried to get some Arab country to ac- cept them. Police seek bus bomber LONDON (AP) Police questioned sympathizers of the Irish Republican Army in Manchester today in a search for terrorists who bombed a military bus and killed 11 persons. It was the worst terrorist bombing in Britain in this cen- tury. The bus was loaded with servicemen and their families returning to camp in Yorkshire after a weekend in Manchester, chief city of the industrial Midlands, when it exploded early Monday. Eight servicemen and the wife and two children of one of them were killed, and 14 persons were wounded. Detectives said a 50-pound bomb had been placed in the rear luggage compartment of the bus while it was parked in Manchester. Nixon thanks Sinclair TORONTO (CP) President Richard Nixon has sent a letter to news commentator Gordon Sinclair thanking him for a copy of his editorial "Americans" and adding that "we hope America will always be worthy of your praise." In his letter to Mr. Sinclair, Mr. Nixon said: "With insight and eloquence you have captured the spirit which helped to build America I am sore that countless BRIDGE RUQ DRAPES LTD. FWCUTNMrU COtLCOCMALL Americans across the land join me in saying thank you for your friendship and your outspoken tribute to our nation." The editorial praising the United States for its contribu- tion to world development was first broadcast over a Toronto radio station last year. It was picked up by several U.S. radio stations and three versions of it subsequently were by Mr. Sinclair. Deaths Calgary-Lloyd A. (Bud) Raymond, 81, a pioneer with Canadian Pacific Railway Telecommunications.. Burning Rectal Itch Relieved In Minutes One of the most common af- flictions is a condition known as "Itching Piles." It is most embarrassing for the sufferer during the day and especially Aggravating at night. If you want satisfactory good news A renowned research laboratory has fcmrw! a unique healing substance with the ability to promptly relieve the burning itch and pain. It actually shrinks hemorrhoids. This substance has been shown to produce a most effective rale of healing. Its germ-killing ateo hdp prevent infection In one hernorrhoid case after another "very striking improvement" was reported. This improvement was main- tained in cases where clinical observations were continued over a period of many months. Furthermore, these tests and observations were made on patients with a wide variety of hemorrhoidal conditions. Ail this was accomplished by a healing substance