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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIOQI HEHALO Thursday, February 7, News In brief Fire in mine at Sparwood Opposition builds to Sarnia oil pipeline route SPARWOOD, B.C. (CP) Kaiser Resources Ltd. said Wednesday it has closed down a section of its underground hydraulic coal-mining operation near this Crowsnest Pass community while putting out a fire started by spontaneous combustion in some old workings. Walter Riva, vice-president in charge of mining operations, said between 30 and 40 men have been working on the problem since the fire broke out Monday. Larry Stanwood, a public relations officer with the company, said it is hoped the problem will be solved by the end of next week. No men have been laid off, he said, but the company expects a production loss of about tons, less than one half of one per cent of the annual production. Mr. Stanwood said the fire will not affect the company's delivery commitments to Japan. Kaiser coal production in the area comes mainly from surface mining. Clothing workers on strike MONTREAL (CP) About clothing workers went on strike Wednesday and manufacturers said there may be shortages of men's wear at the retail level in Canada within the next three weeks. A spokesman for the workers, members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, said the union voted unanimously earlier Wednesday for TV won't carry splashdown HOUSTON (AP) Skylab 3 astronauts are coming home Friday from man's longest space journey, and they're ready "It's a nice place to visit, but we wouldn't want to live here all. the commander Gerald Carr said Wednesday as the astronauts neared the end of the 84-day trip. Carr, William Pogue and Edward Gibson are to start the homeward trek at a.m. MST Friday when, they detach their Apollo ferry ship from the 118-foot-long space station. They will fly a series of in- tricate manoeuvres leading to a parachute descent into the Pacific Ocean at a.m. The carrier USS New Orleans waits in the recovery area 175 miles southwest of San Diego, Calif. For the first time since the Gemini 6 flight in 1965, the major television networks do not plan live coverage of American astronauts returning to earth. Network officials said they prefer to use their time, man- power and money on other major stories they feel are more important than live coverage of the Skylab 3 return. New tree nursery .planned EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta department of lands and forests will establish a new multi-million-dollar nursery this year as part of a government move to improve reforestation programs in the province. GOLDEN VOW a Valentine' present no one forgets. DIVA A Siffari diamond ring will be the biggest Vaientine'ssurprise ever. A breathtaking diamond precisely cut for bril- liance and clarity. Ex- pertly set in a 14-karat gold ring styled to re- flect your taste. Your love. For the happiest Valentine's ever, select a diamond ring from our complete Siffari coflec- tion. i'lAMONOS ARE FOREVER jeweucmra ACCESSORIES GIFTS-DIAMONDS R. G. Steel, the 'department's new deputy, said the nursery will encompass about a section of land. Its site.and total cost have not yet been determined. A nursery at Oliver, just north of Edmonton, will in future supply agricultural needs only. Responsible to the department of agriculture, this nursery had supplied the Department of Lands and Forests with trees but it was found that soil in the area was not suitable for forestry seedlings. The new nursery, which will be located near a smaller community in the province, will produce about 15 million seedlings a year enough to meet governmental and some industry needs. Rationing HILO, Hawaii (AP) Motorists on the island of Hawaii will be restricted to as little as 10 gallons of gasoline a week under a computerized rationing plan that officials hope to have in operation as soon as next week. Since Jan. 28, motorists have been restricted to buying gasoline every other day, with no weekend sales. But that program hasn't been successful. "That plan hasn't ended the long lines at service stations and the uncertainty motorists have in getting Hawaii County Mayor Shunichi Kimura said in an interview Wednesday. "The people are almost unanimous in wanting total rationing." Fatality STONY PLAIN (CP) David Speidelsbach, 66, of Onoway died Wednesday following a collision between a car and a cattle track near this community, IS miles west of Edmonton. By THE CANADIAN PRESS The proposed route of the Ontario western-oil pipeline to Montreal has been hit by uncertainty. Federal Manpower Minister Robert Andras said Wednesday the government may have to reconsider its plan to extend the pipeline eastward from Sarnia through southern Ontario. His comments, in a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., interview, came on the heels of statements by a federal engineer that southern Ontario farmers are overdoing complaints that a pipeline may damage their land. Meanwhile, Ontario govern- ment officials still are' studying various route proposals. Mr. Andras said a northern route may become more fea- sible if farmers make a legal issue out of a southern Ontario line. He said the main reason for deciding on a southern route was the expected speed in get- ting extra oil moving to areas of Eastern Canada that now rely on imported crude. A Northern Ontario route would take up to two years longer to build. In addition, the federal gov- ernment has said the lion pipeline may cost an extra million if it goes north. Meanwhile, the engineer said there is little foundation to charges that a Sarnia-to- Montreal route would damage farmland. "I have seen hundreds of miles of pipeline in construction on cultivated said A. V. Deugeau of the National Energy Board. "And I have looked at crops in most areas the following year." He said crops appeared to grow even better over a filled- in pipeline ditch. Ontario Resources Secretary A. B. R. Lawrence said following a cabinet meeting he hopes to complete his investigation of the proposed route by next Wednesday. Then Ontario will take an official position, he said. Treasurer John White, "Agri- culture Minister William Stewart and Leo Bernier, natural resources minister, already have said they prefer a route through Northern Ontario. Hearst captors keep immediate strike action to back up contract demands. Henry Bussing, union spokesman, said workers who voted to strike had been in a legal position to do so since Monday. The workers are employed by 25 men's wear manufacturers in the Montreal area whose associ- ation has been negotiating with the union. mum BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Authorities say they have few clues to the whereabouts of kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. They are not ruling out the possibility her captors may still be holding her in this university town. "For all we know they could be six blocks from police information officer Richard Berger said Wednesday of the white woman and two black men who abducted the 19-year-old from her apartment here Monday night. Lieut. David Johnson said police were searching the Berkeley hills by helicopter in the area where Miss Hearst's kidnappers headed and were going door to door in her neighborhood questioning possible witnesses. "Something's going to break in the next day or Johnson said. "I just can't (believe) whoever has her is going to keep her much longer without making a move." PURSUING LEADS John Kelley, assistant agent in charge of the San Francisco FBI office, said "quite a num- ber of men" are pursuing un- specified new developments. But he emphasized there had been "no big breakthroughs" in the case. Neither the police nor the Hearst family had received any ransom demand or contact of any said. Miss Hearst -is the granddaughter of the late William Randolph Hearst, founder of the newspaper and magazine empire that bears his name. Kelley said a special FBI artist from Washington is using witnesses' descriptions to make composite pictures of the three kidnappers, all said to be in their 20s. Miss Hearst, a sophomore art history major, was kidnapped at gunpoint by the trio, who beat up her fiance and a neighbor and dragged her screaming to a stolen convertible. They forced her into the trunk and drove off toward the Berkeley Hills in the convertible and later in a station wagon, firing several shots to scare away wit- nesses. Yeoman 'prepared to testify' WASHINGTON Sources close to a Senate investigation into alleged military spying on Henry Kissinger say a United States Navy yeoman is prepared to testify that his military superiors asked, him to provide unauthorized files to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate armed services committee is prepared to sub- poena PO Charles Radford who worked in the White House at the time of the alleged military spying operation in 1971. The sources said Radford will testify that he was not acting alone in opening an improper channel of information to the Pentagon. The sources said Radford also will provide some circumstantial evidence to bolster his belief that Admiral Thomas Moorer, the chairman of the joint chiefs, was aware of the suspected military spying operation. WINTER VACATION SNOWMOBILE CROSS COUNTRY SKI DESEflT MOUNTAIN LODGE House builders turn down warranty plan Roof caves in The roof of an Edmonton banquet hall collapsed Tuesday night under the weight of four feet of snow and a foot of ice. No one was injured. Damage was estimated at The city has had a record 57 inches of snow so far this winter. Terrorists free 4 hostages HALIFAX (CP) The fed- eral government and the resi- dential construction industry appear to be on a collision course over two major in- gredients in Canadian housing. Proposals for greater government control of housing warranties and land assembly Crawford KUWAIT (AP) Guerrilla gunmen freed four of their hostages from the Japanese Embassy today, and Interior and Defence Minister Sheik Saad el-Abdullah, said the siege may end tonight. He said he has "been in touch with the leader of the gunmen and obtained a pledge that no harm will befall the hostages." But the government still re- fused to let four pro-Arab ter- rorists from Singapore land on its territory. The terrorists who seized the embassy Wednesday said they were holding "more than 20" Japanese and Arabs. They vowed to blow up the hostages and themselves unless the Singapore terrorists and their hostages were flown to Kuwait. A special Japan Air Lines plane arrived in Singapore early today to pick up the group, but the Kuwait govern- ment said it would not let the plane land "to avoid further Dinsdale says family joined trip to Israel BRANDON (CP) Walter Dinsdale, Progressive Conservative member of Parliament for Brandon- Souris, said Wednesday his wife and two children were among the 28 wives and dependents of MPs who took holiday flights in Canada and overseas at the taxpayers expense during the last month. Mr. Dinsdale said in a telephone interview from Ottawa with the Brandon Sun it is "all right" for MPs and Senators to take their wives and dependents along on defence department flights. The defence department had refused to release the names of MPs' wives and dependents taking such flights. But Mr. Dinsdale said Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Jean Chretien was another who took a dependent along on a Canadian Forces jet overseas. He said Mr. Chretien and daughter took the armed forces jet to Nicosia, Cyprus, on their way to Israel. Mr. Dinsdale said "it is a procedure that has been practised for years." He names Jack Murta Doug Rowland David Orlikow Heath MacQuarrie Ralph Stewart Marcel Lambert West) and Senator Hazen Argue (Saskatchewan) among those who recently went overseas on defence department planes. complications." It also refused to send food into the embassy. The Japanese foreign minis- try said it tried "again and again" to get the Kuwaitis to change but they were adamant. Kuwaiti authorities estimated there were three to nine guerrillas in the embassy, including a woman. They were believed to be Arabs and Japanese. Police and troops "surrounded the office building in which the embassy occupies two upper floors. The Japanese foreign minis- try said the hostages included Ambassador Ryoko Ishikawa, the embassy's first, second and third secretaries, an attache and a local Japanese employee. The Singapore gunmen, two Japanese and two Arabs, have been holed up on a ferry boat in Singapore harbor for a week since they failed in an attempt to blow up a Shell oil refinery. They are holding three men of the ferry crew, all Singaporeans. foster care EDMONTON (CP) Neil Crawford, minister for health and social development, said Wednesday night he will invite the president of the Foster Parents Association to meet with a provincial cabinet committee to discuss a new foster parent payments schedule introduced earlier this year. Mr. Crawford said in an interview the new schedule should have insured that foster parents would receive at least the same payments in 1974 as they did'before changes, were enacted.. "However, it has been found that under certain circumstances some foster parents may be getting a small amount less than they were before." Heath agrees LONDON (CP) A last- minute meeting with Prime Minister Edward Heath was arranged for Canada's nuclear delegation headed by Energy Minister Donald Macdonald before the announcement today of a British general election. Pay raise fails to end Jordanian army mutiny Mariner's view This is a view of Venus1 southern hemisphere taken by the Mariner 10 spacecraft Wednesday, one day after its closest approach to Venus on its way to Mercury. It was taken from a range of about miles. Spiral-like markings, seen only in ultraviolet light, indicate smooth, streamline flows which originate in equatorial regions and spiral toward the pole. The pattern of dots is on the face of the TV vidicon tube for calibration and the doughnut-shaped markings are blemishes m the transmission BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) A pay. raise by King Hussein failed today to end a four-day mutiny by units of the Jorda- nian army, the anti-Hussein Palestinian news agency Wafa reported. Wafa said the mutineers surrounded an oil refinery in Zerqa, IS miles north of Am- man, a government radio sta- tion, the army staff headquar- ters and one of Hussein's pal- aces. Sources in Beirut sug- gested that these troops might be loyal units deployed to pro- tect the buildings. Neither confirmation nor contradiction of the Wafa report was obtainable, but the hostility of the Palestine guerrilla leadership to the Jordanian monarch made it suspect. Censorship continued to bold up news reports of the crisis from Amman. Sources in the Jorda.nian capital, reached by telephone from Beirut, refused to comment. Reliable reports from Amman Wednesday said the mutiny was not against the king's authority. Instead, the rebels charged the top leaders of the government and the army with corruption, demanded their replacement and also demanded more money to match raises given civil servants. MUTINY SPREADING Reports from Amman Wednesday said the mutiny was confined to Zerqa, but Wafa said discontent was spreading to nearby army units and to the civilian population. Hussein, on a private trip to Britain, postponed a trip to Washin ton and flew back to Amman. Travellers from Jor- dan said the 39-year-old mon- arch went to Zerqa Wednesday morning to meet with troops. A terse announcement Wednesday night from the official Jordanian news agency said: "His Majesty signed a decree authorizing new pay scales for the officers and men of the armed forces and the internal security service." No amounts were disclosed. Discontent has been mounting in Jordan because of sharp increases in the cost of living. Civil servants received a 10- per-cent boost in their salaries last November. The army had expected a similar boost, but the allowance approved in January was much less. were rejected by the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada (KUDAC) annual meeting. At the last day of the confer- ence Wednesday, HUDAC said in a statement it opposed fed- eral proposals for a national council to create and adminis- ter a new-home warranty and insurance plan. Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford told the conference Monday that Ottawa was determined to press ahead with a universal housing warranty insurance policy representing "all interested parties." Among other things, the warranty system would provide for on-the-job inspections, insurance against defects in construction and a simple arbitration procedure to rule on warranty disputes. HUDAC is prepared to in- troduce a warranty system with some input from governments and consumers, but industry spokesmen said they would not give up control. BACK HUDAC PLAN A unanimously adopted executive resolution said a HUDAC-owned and operated plan is the most efficient and effective means of serving the legitimate needs of the home- buying public." Mr. Basford has contended that an industry-controlled plan would have little credibility among consumers because housing is the country's second most- complained about industry. Ernest Assaly of Ottawa-, Hudac's new president, said: "Ninety-nine per cent of the consumers are completely satisfied. "You're not talking about an industry that is irresonsible." Housing industry spokesmen also rejected suggestions for greater public involvement in land assembly. Mayor J.W. Bird of Fred- ericton, president of the Cana- dian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities, was the major proponent of more federal money to aid municipal land banking. However, Toronto developer Lloyd Gunby said government involvement should stop at providing an "overabundance" of serviced land that would keep costs down. He said governments have a history of failure in the private sector and private enterprise could use available land "as well, if not better and more quickly and cheaply." Mr. Gunby and other industry spokesmen said municipal involvement would slow growth through narrow considerations of "ideal community standards'' and not taking the real demands of consumers into con- sideration. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FKC Phons 329-4722 VALENTINE YOIT10VTHER WITH FLOWERS 328-13th St. North ;