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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, February News In brief Queen cuts tour short AUCKLAND, N.Z. (AP) In a message from the royal yacht, Queen Elizabeth gave the royal assent today to the dissolution of the British Parliament, clearing the way for the general election Feb. 28 Her message was sent from the Brittania, berthed at Prin- cess Wharf while the Royal Family is on tour. The Queen was in direct telegraphic corn- tact with Prime Minister Ed- ward Heath who announced the election Thursday. Because of the election the Queen decided to curtail her visit to Australia and will fly France 'makes big oil deal' BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) France and Iraq are negotiating a billion dollar oil deal, the Beirut newspaper An Nahar reported today from Baghdad. It said the broad lines of the agreement are being negotiated by French Foreign Minister Michel Jobert during a three day visit to the Iraqi capital that began Wednesday. Informed sources in Baghdad said the deal includes heavy French investments in indus- trialization projects in Iraq, the paper said. An Nahar's correspondent said he was told that France is to put up more than billion dollars to finance Iraq armament projects and industrialization plans. Iraq last month signed an economic co operation pact with Japan which also involved billion dollars worth of industrial investment in exchange for crude oil. B.C. Liberal holds lead NORTH VANCOUVER, B C. (CP) Liberal Gordon Gibson remained the winner, but by a slightly reduced margin, following the official recheck Thursday of ballots cast Tuesday in the North Vancouver Capilano provincial byelection. Returning Officer Norman MacArthur declared Mr. Gibson the winner by 57 votes to for Social Credit candidate Ron Andrews. Conservative Peter Hyndman had New Democrat Diane Baigent and independent Norman Dent 19. The Liberal lead was 62 votes in the election night count. Mrs. MacArthur said the losing candidates now have eight days in which to apply for a judicial recount. Mr. Andrews said Wednesday he plans to apply. Indians take responsibility PORT ALBERNI, B.C. (CP) The West Coast District Council of Indian Chiefs announced Thursday that it will assume responsibility for 13 Indian bands on the West Coast of Hey Mom! How About Our CHRISTMAS PICTURES? X KWIK KOLOR COLLEGE MALL PhOM "Same Day Service on your Color Pictures" Vancouver Island, taking over April 1 from the Indian affairs department. It marks the first time in Canada that a native Indian organization will be responsible for the administration of its own affairs. As part of the negotiated takeover, the council will administer a budget of about million dollars. Rationing NEW YORK (AP) New York became the sixth state to adopt a form of gasoline rationing Thursday. Another five states said they were considering programs to alleviate the fuel shortage. Gov. Malcolm Wilson an- nounced that New York will adopt a voluntary, alternate- day rationing program beginning Monday. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phom 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL to London immediately after opening the Australian Parliament Feb. 28. She was expected to arrive in London March 1. The Queen was to have re- mained in Australia until March 10 and then to have made a state visit to Indonesia March 15-22. Prince Philip will continue the engagements planned and the Queen is expected to return to Australia before the end of the planned royal visit The royal party leaves New Zealand late today on the Brit- annia to visit Norfolk Island and other island groups. Symbol of the SLA Tom Donohue, deputy police chief of Oakland, holds the seven-headed cobra syrrtbol of the Symbionese Liberation Army which has announced it abducted Patricia Hearst from her Berkeley apartment Monday. Radicals holding heiress as their of war' From Reuter-AP BERKELEY, Calif. (CP) An underground terrorist group which says it is holding kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst may have ab- ducted her as ransom for two of the group's "soldiers" who are charged with murder, police said today. The mysterious Symbionese Liberation Army claimed re- sponsibility for the abduction in a letter received Thursday and the Hearst family awaited demands for her release today. The militant group said she would be slain if anyone tries to rescue her. Both police and a family spokesman raised the possi- bility that the ransom demand, when it comes, might be the freedom of two men charged with murdering Oakland schools Superintendent Marcus Foster Nov. 6. "It's on everybody's said Richard Berger, a Berke- ley police spokesman, although no demand for their freedom had been made. Another Berkeley officer said a money demand would be easier to meet than a political demand such as a prisoner exchange. In its communique, the SLA called the pretty 19-year-old coed a "prisoner of war." The letter added that "further communications will follow" and all "MUST be published in all newspapers and all other forms of the or else Miss Hearst will be in danger. There was PAP Holdings official tells inquiry he was innocent among wolves EDMONTON (CP) A Red Deer optometrist summed up his testimony this week into the breakdown of an Alberta- based insurance network by describing himself as "an innocent among financial wolves." Dr. James Lampard. chair- man of the board of P.A.P. Holdings Ltd., said P.A.P. and related firms were ultimately led to ruin when several finan- cial institutions failed to pro- vide promised loans and underwriting. He was speaking as the third week of hearings under District Court Judge Roger Kerans closed. The inquiry, called by the Alberta attorney-general to investigate a loss of million to shareholders in the P.A.P. network, resumes Tuesday. Dr. Lampard confirmed 4 THE BIGGEST ALL CANADIAN COUNTRY SHOW IN YEARS I THE IAN TYSON STARRING Ian and Sylvia iSrThe Great Speckled Bird w previous testimony that the companies failed when they committed all their assets te an unsuccessful attempt to buy control of N.W. Financial Corp., a British Columbia company. He claimed that the Granville and Davie branch of the Royal Bank in Vancouver violated a "firm verbal commitment" to lend P.A.P. million for the purchase of N.W. Financial shares. The shares were to have been partly financed by a Montreal underwriter, Forget and Co., which had also given P.A.P. only verbal assurances and backed out when the Royal Bank declined tc advance the loan. John Olthuis of Lacombe. Alta., another former P.A.P. director, testified Monday that after the Royal Bank agreement fell through, Dr. C. A. Allard of North West Trust agreed to advance sufficient funds for the takeover of N.W. Financial. Mr. Olthuis said Dr. Allard made the commitment in a telephone conversation in December. 1970, and again at an Edmonton meeting four months later. But the financing didn't materialize and by April, 1971, P.A.P. and its affiliate, Cosmopolitan Life Assurance Co., were out of business. Dr. Lampard also said the "hard money policy" of the Trudeau government made it difficult to raise capital. no mention of ransom. Hearst's newspaper had been conducting a campaign to get the killers of foui whites on San Franciscc streets one night last week but this was believed to be the work of an all-black fanatical sect while the liberation army is multi-racial. The word Symbionese is thought to be derived from the noun which is defined as "the intimate living together of two dissimilar organisms in a mutually beneficial relationship." The group has not officially defined its name, but its symbol is a seven-headed cobra, with each head representing a purported goal of the group: "self- determination, co-operative production, creativity, unity, collective work, and. responsibility, faith and purpose." Charles Bates, agent in charge of the FBI office in San Francisco, said the letter held many leads but it will be up to the family whether the agency pursues them. "If they say stay away, we stay he said. "Our first consideration is the safety of the girl. After the girl is saved, then we will find them." The group claims to have murdered Dr. Marcus Foster, Oakland schools superintendent. Nov. 6 with cyanide-tipped bullets for what it calls his authoritarian methods. Two self-proclaimed members of the army, Joseph Remiro and Russell Little, have been charged with Foster's murder and are being held without bail at San Quentin prison. Attorney-General William Saxbe said in Washington Thursday there is reason to believe the Symbionese Liberation Army may be involved in a string of 12 apparently motiveless murders in the San Francisco Bay area in recent months. Grand jury testimony re- leased Thursday said Sym- bionese Liberation Army warrants" were found in a house believed to have served as a headquarters. The warrants were aimed at "Kaiser Industries, General Tire and Rubber, a candy corporation and said the testimony from grand jury proceedings in the Foster slaying. Two abduction squads, com- posed of three or four men and two women, took part in Mon- day night's kidnapping, investigators said Thursday. back -ap group) Hussein orders inquiry into Bedouin army unrest AND WAYNE VOID Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8: 00 p.m. Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion now on MM and Muttetand by Point of tnd CNEC Radio AMMAN (AP> Jordan's King Hussein has ordered a top-level inquiry into five days of unrest among previously steadfast elite units of his Bedouin army. Well-informed sources said disciplinary action cannot be ruled out if ring-leaders of the uprising are found. But observers said the movement appears to have arisen spontaneously among approximately men based at the military garrison of Zerqa, 15 miles north of Amman. Persona] visits by Hussein to the units involved and a pay increase for the army quelled disturbances that included at least two days of disorderly demonstrations at Zerqa, In Beirut, Lebanon, the prominent daily newspaper An Nahar reports that at, the height of the disturbances, some soldiers broke into food stores and began to distribute sugar and rice to people free of charge. Skyrocketing food prices and resentment over special privileges for high-ranking officers were blamed for the unrest which was described as a mutiny by Jordanian travellers reaching Beirut. Record snow in north may cause heavy loss of dear, elk, moose EDMONTON (CP) Record snowfalls in northern and central Alberta could cause widespread deaths to deer, moose and elk if severe winter conditions are followed by a cold spring, a provincial wildlife biologist said Thursday. Dave Neave of Edmonton, chief provincial biologist, said deer will be hardest hit by the snowfall depths because of their shorter legs. He said starvation could be widespread by March or April but it would be "pointless" to undertake a hay feeding program because the digestive systems of game animals would not accept the feed. Analysis of animals shot at Elk Island National Park, 20 miles east of Edmonton, show that the animals aren't suffering at present. Fat in the animals' bone marrow shows they are in excellent condition for this time of year, said Mr. Neave. Federal part authorities are thinning the park's deer, elk and moose herds by 245 to prevent over-population of ranges. The program was not affected by the winter conditions, said park officials. Lottery so popular second starting now MONTREAL (CP) Olympic Lottery Canada, charged with raising more than million to help finance the cost of the 1976 Summer Olympics, Thursday announced a second, unsched- uled draw for July 16. The second draw will boost prize money by close to mil- lion and the number of potential winners by Tickets for the new draw will remain at each and the first prize will be million tax free. It will involve a possible total of in prize money and a potential winners. In the first draw scheduled for April 15, a total of will be shared by ticket holders. The initial issue, which went on sale last December, was sold out over a two-month period. In announcing the new drawing, Roger Rousseau, commissioner-general of the 1976 Games and president of the lottery, said the additional prize money and extra winners will be possible because the number of tickets to be sold in the second draw will be increased to 3.5 million from the 2.5 million sold for the April 15 draw. The original schedule set out by the lottery had called for twice-yearly drawings through 1976, but Mr. Rousseau said that becSftse'of the immediate response to the first issue it had been decided to hold three drawings during 1974. However, he said it will be necessary to see what the pub- lic response is to the July drawing before it is decided whether to put the lottery on a three-a-year basis or stay with the original plan of two annually. CHANCES BETTER "By changing the prize structure as we have, we are raising the possibility of winning from 10 chances out of to 12 chances out of he said. Under the new setup, 12 numbers will be drawn instead of 10. Each of the two new numbers will carry a top prize, as well as 34 prizes of 315 prizes of and prizes of The main prizes of million, and continue as in the April 15 draw, while the prize is multiplied by three. Mail orders received for the first draw which could not be filled because of the over-sub- scription and rapid sale of the first tickets, will be among the first honored for the second issue. Tickets for the July draw go on sale today, with chartered banks, credit unions and authorized outlets handling sales. New symbol The new CBC symbol made public Thursday by president Laurent Picard evolves from a letter C, for Canada, expanding in every direction. The symbol will be used to identify both English and French divisions of the corporation. The new symbol is not expected to be in general use for several months. British want to see Candu Doctor girl's medical record CALGARY (CP) -Hospital records describing the illness and treatment of Teija Tiesmaki the night she suffered permanent brain damage were missing a few months later, Dr. Ian Wilson of Banff, told a million malpractice trial Thursday. He testified in Alberta Supreme Court he reconstructed the records when he first learned the Tiesmaki family might sue him and found the originals were missing. The suit, launched by Mr. and Mrs. Veijo Tiesmaki of Banff, alleges that three doctors, four nurses, the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital and the Banff Clinic "were guilty of excessive delay, malpractice, misfeasance and lack of diligence." Earlier testimony described the events of Oct. 12 and 13, 1960 when Teija became seriously ill following a polio booster shot and suffered irreparable brain damage after she stopped breathing. Teija. now 18, is said to have (he mentality of a one or two year old and is incapable of speaking or using her limbs and has seizures. Dr. Wilson said the diagnosis in the reconstructed notes was one he made in retrospect and not one he could have made based on his knowledge of the girl's condition the night of the illness. The hospital records, which Dr. Wilson said are bis reconstructed notes, were entered as evidence at the trial. The diagnosis of Teija's illness as "laryngeo tracheo a form of croup, is "actually he said. "It's what I put down some months after the event a retrospective diagnosis which would fit the facts as I later knew them." He said the plaintiff's expert witness, pediatrician Richard Corbet of Calgary, probably based his findings on the reconstructed records. Dr. Wilson said although Teija may have had a of croup, he didn't think would have caused collapse. The girl was able to swallow medication and when she stopped breathing, he was able to give mouth to mouth resuscitation and insert an airway tube down her throat without trouble, he said. Neither of these emergency procedures would have been possible if the obstruction were a swelling caused by the croup. LONDON (CP) A team of leading nuclear-reactor experts charged with helping the British government decide on its next generation of reactors is to fly to Canada Sunday to inspect the Candu system in action, it was announced today. Meanwhile, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald, nearing the end of an intensive selling mission here, said at a news conference his delegation received "a very interested" response from British officials. Nevertheless, he was "realistic" about Canada's chances of selling Candu reactors outright to Britain, because of Britain's natural desire to proceed with its own line of reactors. If Britain decides on con- centrating its efforts on its own steam-generating reactor, similar in basic technology to Candu, it would open wide possibilities for Anglo-Canadian cooperation, particularly with an eye to joining forces in thirdcountry markets. it her Coup reported OUAGADOUGOU (Renter) The army seized power in Upper Volta today, but Gen. 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