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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Trie Lethbridae Herald VOL. LXVII 47 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1974 40 Pages 10 Cents Great white barrier guards on western flank The ghost-white Rockies spring from the Prairie floor, ap- pearing to form an impregnable barrier to travellers heading west. This photograph by Elwood Ferguson, with composition and ap- pearance closely akin to the work of a painter, was taken on High- way 3 west of Fort Macleod. Of course, travellers venturing fur- ther west find rolling foothills preceding the mountains, then wind their way through the most easily negotiated pass found in the Canadian Rockies, the Crowsnest. Clark wants investigation of AHC affairs Truck strike starts to pinch EDMONTON (CP) -Social Credit House Leader Bob Clark Tuesday called for a "complete, immediate and public inquiry into allegations surrounding actions of certain individuals involved with the- Alberta Bousing Cor- poration." Mr. Clark said questions have been raised which undermine public confidence in the corporation and it is up to the government to-clear the individuals involved or to determine if misdeeds have been committed. It will be difficult for the AHC to operate until the ques- tions have been answered, said Mr. Clark, because morale within the corporation and public trust in the Crown U.K. vote rumors i revived LONDON (AP) -The order for a' national coal strike starting Sunday revived talk today that Prime Minister Edwar Heath will call a general election soon. Sources in Heath's Con- servative party Mid the miners' decision to strike in an attempt to break Heath's anti-inflation ceiling on wage raises left the prime minister no alternative bat an appeal to the voters to demonstrate their support of him and his policies. February a or March 7 were the dates most mentioned in political circles. If Heath chooses Feb. a, he roust make the announcement by Thursday to allow the three weeks of campaigning required by law. Members of the House of Commons detected an election hint from Heath himself when he told them Tuesday: "It is to our infinite regret that the miners have nol accepted the will of Parliament." But with recent public opinion polls indicating the country is evenly divided between the Conservative and Labor parties, it is an open question whether the "will of Parliament" would muaiii Conservative after aa election. Heath does not have to can an election until Jwe, unless he is defeated in Commons on a major issue. corporation nave been eroded. _NDP Leader Grant Notley sajd a public accounts committee review of the financial affairs of the AHC would work only if the committee-is allowed to deal exclusively with the AHC. Mr. Notley said the government should make funds available to allow the committee to hire researchers and legal counsel. Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell, provincial minister responsible for the corporation, said earlier he would make a major speech to the legislature on accusations of mal practice by the AHC. The spring sessions opens Mr. Notley said Mr. Russell's decision to make a statement and to order the public accounts committee to conduct a review seem to confirm suspicions about misdeeds in the AHC. The Liberal candidate for Calgary Foothills in the last provincial byelection, Chris Harder, said Attorney General Merv Leitch should resign because he has obstructed justice by preventing a complete public John Dean disbarred for Watergate coverup ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) John Dean, President Nixon's official lawyer for nearly three years, lost his licence to practise law today because of unprofessional and unwarranted conduct in the cover- up of the Watergate political espionage scandal. A three-man panel of Virginia state Circuit Court, judges disbarred Dean. The 35-year-old former counsel to Nixon who later? became did not 35-year-old former counsel to Nixon who later? the president's chief accuser in the cover-upA testify at the hearing. PWA bids for route serving Lethbridge Tommy's back investigation of the Mr. Harder said Mr. Leitch and Mr. Russell have contributed to a cover up of misdeeds within the Crown corporation in Fort McMurray and other parts of the prowince. Mr. Harder told a Pembina Liberal Constituency Association meeting be has learned the department of national revenue is investigating all people named in a police report on the housing corporation. Mrs. Thomas Lauver of Modesto. Calif., beams with joy as she tells her mother that son Tommy, 2, was found Tuesday after being kidnapped Jan. 20, 1973. The tot was found virtually unharmed in Modesto. He had been taken by a kidnapper who threatened his mother with a knife as she entered her car in a store parking lot. Mutiny report sends Hussein hurrying home Time Air will fold if Pacific Western Airlines is successful in its application to-fly in and out of Lethbridge, the Canadians urged out of Grenada By HENRY HEALD HeraM Ottawa Btreau OTTAWA All Canadian touiists and winter residents of Grenada have left the Caribbean island prior to Independence Day on Thursday, an external affairs spokesman said Tuesday. ians who But SO Canadians ermanent residents BEIRUT (AP) Mutiny by a unit of the Jordanian army forced King Hussein to postpone a trip to the United States and return home early, travellers arriving in this Lebanese capital reported today. The king flew to Amman Classified.....2841 Comics.......... Comment..........4 District............15 Family .........SMS Local News.....13, 14 Markets......... Sports...........21-23 Theatres............7 TV................6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT IS; HIGH THURS., 3S; SNOWFLURIUES Tuesday night from London, where he had been on a private visit He had been scheduled to go on to Washington. The travellers said foreign correspondents in the Jordanian capital have been prohibited from sending reports about the mutiny. They said the mutineers demonstrated against various Jordanian officials, accusing some of corruption, but repeatedly expressed their lovalty to the king. Trudeau coming home SALZBURG, Austria (Reuter) Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau left here today after a two-day meeting called bytbeCtab of Rome to discuss broad issues affecting mankind. The prone minister is to stop over at ttc Laar NATO base in West Germany befoie returning to Ottawa. are of the island plan to remain despite advice from the department that it would be wise to Independence Day celebra- tions officially start Wednesday and the island formally severs its ties with Britain on Thursday. The British consular service handles any foreign affairs for the Canadians on the island and a Royal Navy frigate is standing by as part of a contingency plan to evacuate persons if necessary. Riots have marked pre- Independence celebrations with the result that Pnvy Council President Allan MacEachen and Transport Minister JeaitMarchand, who were to represent Canada at the ceremony, have decided not to attend. Canada will be represented instead by LA H Smith, Ca- nadian Higher Commissioner to Barbados. He was picked ap in Bridgetown by the Canadian Forces destroyer escort HMCS Assiniboine. A defence department spokesman stressed mat the ship was there to take part in the Independence Day ceieiiiufiy and not to evacuate Canadians president of the Lethbridge based air carrier said today. will put Time Air out of business if they are said Stubb Ross. "And Lethbridge will be accommodated by two flights per day rather than eight flights per day." "The Calgary Lethbridge run is what keeps us added Mr. Ross. He said the PWA application had brought Time's growth to a standstill. Time's application to use a larger aircraft on the Calgary Lethbridge route is pending, he said, and applications for similar services are usually considered together. A decision might not be made for a year, he said, "We are a complete standstill with that application hanging over our said Mr. Ross. "We're not going to put up with that We'll fight like tigers." Chris Anderson, a PWA spokesman, said in a telephone interview from Vancouver that the sirline was just about to apply for Lethbridge service if it hadn't already sone so. Mrs Anderson said the application was to add Lethbridge to PWA's Vancouver licence, which could eventually lead to a Lethbridge Okanagan Vancouver flight. Traffic would probably be two flights per day, using 117 seat Boeing 737s or SO seat Convair propjets Mrs Anderson said she did not want to comment on the effect of the service on Time Air "We think the traffic has grown to the point where additional service wndd be beneficial to the she said. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadian businesses dependent en truck shipments from the United States have begun to feel the impact of violence-ridden strikes by independent U.S truckers, an offshoot of fhe energy crisis there. 1_ of fresh fruit and vegetables in this country been predicted if the strike continues and at least "Hie 'London, Ont., plant, Tecumseh Products of Canada Ltd., laid off 74 workers because of parts shortages for its refrigerators and freezers. Another manufacturer of the samth products, GSW Ltd., aiutColumbia Forest Products which operates a mill in Sprague; Man., were forecasting layoffs if no settlement in the U.S. strike is readied Meanwhile a trucker was shot and killed on a Delaware road in the shutdown by independent truckers, and United States officials warned of possible food shortages if the tie-up continues much longer. Thousands more workers were laid off due to shortages in affected industries. Leonard Fleet, lawyer and spokesman for the Council of Independent Truckers, Tuesday night urged the drivers to continue their shutdown after President Nixon attempted to halt the strike by freezing the price of dieselfuel. Spokesmen for independent truckers elsewhere around the United States were also dis- satisfied with Niion's move. In Otympia, Wash., J. W. Ed- wards, head of the Owner- Operator and Independent Drivers Association of America, called the administration move "just more promises The dead trucker, identified as Claudie Nix, 50, of St Ste- vens S.C., was shot from a passing car Tuesday. Police said they were looking for a couple in a late-model auto. RIGS SHOT UP Brick-thrcwing incidents were reported in Pennsylvania and New Mexico, and truckers in Iowa and New Mexico displayed bullet boles in their rigs Authorities escorted some trucks in Ohio and Pennsylva- nia. Kentucky Gov Wendell Ford activated National Guard troops and said trucks will begin running in convoys today for added protection "Based on all information available, the situation is Ford said. He said that some communities are experiencing serious food, foe! and material shortages. West Virginia Gov. Arch Moore ordered armed Nabonal Guard troops to ride in each truck in five West Virginia counties hardest hit by the shutdown He said anyone picketing fuel terminals, truck stops or other areas in the five-county region wiD be arrested for trespassing. Troops also stood guard on Japanese embassy seized KUWAIT (AP) Terrorists seized the Japanese Embassy here today and threatened to execute diplomatic hostages unless four terrorists holed up in Singapore get safe passage to Kuwait. They also demanded that three hostages held by the Singapore group be flown to this Persian Gulf sheikdom where other terrorists found haven without facing trial. TOie Japanese government, in touch by telephone with the terrorists in Kuwait, agreed to the demands Japanese officials said the plane would arrive in Singapore from Tokyo at about p.m. MST Wednesday. The special Japan Air Lines plane was to carry six pilots and a member of the JAL board of directors, said Snsumi Saito, a JAL spokesman. However. Reuters news agency quoted a senior Kuwait government official as saying his government "will not allow the landing of the airliner in Kuwait." The spokesman did not elaborate. The Singapore terrorists have been holed up in a ferryboat with their hostages for a week after trying unsuccessfully to blow up a Shell oil refinery there. It was not known bow many terrorists seized the embassy here Japanese Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira said the ter- rorists promised not to harm the hostages at the embassy once the Japanese pledged to send the plane. About town Ohio, Michigan Pennsylvania highways and Cub leader Rick GardM aO afluster after his ice-rodeo dwell wagon team ran over a woman and two children daring a practice session Fred Seattle, Fort Macleod, living it up with liqueur-filled chocolates ;