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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, February 8, 1975 Chinese hopping into year of hare PEKING (Reuter) For 800 million Chinese, a quarter of mankind, the next new moon ushers in the year of the hare and a planned new year leap in China's industrial production. The new year ends the year of the tiger, marked by savage denunciations of two dead men defence minister Lin Piao and Con- fucius, the ancient philosopher. In the new year, heralded by a Feb. 11 spring festival, eco- nomic goals apparently will take precedence over ideolo- gical debate. Service strike near OTTAWA (CP) Union leaders recommended rejec- tion of a set of conciliation proposals Friday, paving the way for a strike late next week by a public service group that includes airport runway cleaners and postal maintenance workers. A legal strike by the workers, members of the. Public Service Alliance, could come as early as Friday morning if, as is probable, they reject conciliation proposals. The employees, who staged wildcat walkouts just before Christmas in various centres, have the potential to halt all but limited air travel and postal operations, especially if inside postal workers also negotiating new working contracts refuse to cross picket lines. In the leadership, moderates are in the ascen- dancy over radicals. Exter- nally, a steady, but not dramatic, improvement in foreign relations is expected. As well, it will launch a year in which China has called for "a new upsurge of revolution and drive to increase industrial output and fulfil the targets of the fourth five-year plan ending in 1975. The targets themselves have yet to be revealed. FESTIVAL CAPS YEAR The festival will cap a year which saw key political developments in China and the country's emergence as an important exporter of the world's most sought-after China's 1974 oil production was estimated at 1.2 million barrels a day. By 1980, output is expected to exceed the current figure for Iran of about five million barrels a day. This oil potential seems to have played a key role in China's willingness to abandon its much-publicized policy of self-reliance and accept trade deficits in order to purchase capital equipment and speed industrialization. Politically, the year of the tiger saw the National People's Congress (NFC) meet for the first time in a decade, to swing the delicate pendulum of power back toward moderation and professionalism. Internationally, the year of the hare, which oriental astrologers say is peaceful and harmonious, should see steady development of the Chinese diplomatic offensive. News In brief Explosion rocks Israeli port TEL AVIV (Reuter) An explosion rocked a commer- cial centre in the port town of Ashdod south of here early today, causing extensive damage but no casualties. Police sources said the blast might have resulted from a gas leak, or from an attempt to settle a business or per- sonal quarrel. The explosion occured in a clothing shop but damaged seven nearby shops, includinga restaurant that ar- sonists previously tried to burn down. A hand grenade tossed into a Netanya discotheque last week killed six persons and in- jured 2e. That blast disclosed the existence of a protection racket operating in local cafes and nightclubs. Greeks grab Onassis airline Cultural treasure control supported Ziegler disputes Nixon comeback By KEN POLE OTTAWA (CP) In a no- table mood of co-operation, in- terrupted only by a New Democratic Party suggestion that the government is not be- ing tough enough, the Com- mons unanimously supported proposed controls Friday on the export of cultural treasures. The essence of the bill, ap- proved in principle, is that designated objects could be exported only if a fair purchase price is not found in Canada. As well, it would- control importation of similar objects taken illegally from other countries. It was endorsed by the Con- servatives, the NDP and the Social Credit party, but NDP spokesman Cyril Symes (Sault Ste. Marie) said his party objects that exports of Canadian cultural assets will not be prohibited outright. Mr. Symes said the pre- servation of Canadian art and history is a bulwark against WASHINGTON (Reuter) Former president Richard Nixon is not planning a political comeback, former White House press secretary Ron Ziegler said Friday. In a CBS television inter- view, Ziegler was asked about Senator Barry Goldwater's recent statement that the tttffftttffttttttnttti BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL former president was thinking of returning to political life as a spokesman for the Republican party or as am- bassador to China. "I am sure some day in the future he will give a speech or make a Ziegler said. "The important thing to keep in mind is he is not plan- ning a comeback." Ziegler said that he also had never heard Nixon express the opinion that State Secretary Henry Kissinger was "un- another assertion made by Colson. Earlier story Page 17 Realtor says Spiro exploited business ATTENTION PURCHASERS AND POTENTIAL PURCHASERS OF MICROWAVE OVENS Authorized In-warranty service is obtainable in Lethbridge for both domestic and commercial microwave ovens manufactured by the following: Litton Industries, Microwave (Canada) Ltd., Amana, Hitachi, Toshiba, South Bend Range Co., Magic Chef, Sharp Industries. Panasonic, Sanyo Microwave, RICHARDS ELECTRIC CENTRE 91118th Street North Phone 327-0557 New and used home and commercial microwave ovens available out of warranty repairs and parts service to all makes. EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Real estate developer Walter Dilbeck says a partnership he had with former United States vice-president Spiro Agnew left him with problems while Agnew reaped money and connections. Dilbeck made the comment Friday after Agnew announc- ed he was terminating his one- year, contract with Dilbeck because he said Dilbeck exploited their business relationship and defaulted on a final in- stallment. Dilbeck, 56, says Agnew is the exploiter. "I haven't received a dime from him and he's taken 000 from me. I gave him a free ride. Everybody knew he was broke when I hired Dil- beck said in an interview Fri- day night. "He got a lot of real con- nections out of this deal and I got the problems." Dilbeck said Agnew's final payment wasn't due until June 30, "but if he needs I'd be glad to send it to what he's done before." In a letter to Dilbeck which was released to news media, Agnew said Dilbeck's "desire for publicity has violated the confidentiality of many negotiations in progress and shocked our clients." "In the beginning, I thought the problem was your in- experience with the news media. But now I. must con- clude that your exaggerations and outright mis-statements of fact were a calculated scheme to promote your im- age at the expense of my integrity." Dilbeck laughed off Agnew's charge that the former vice-president's integrity had been jeopardized by their partnership. the flood of American culture in the form of films, television and magazines. He said part of the heritage is not only the deeds of Cana- dians, but also "our national treasurers, historical relics, their art and other memorabilia which make the past... come alive and give us a sense of identity." As well as complaining that the bill does not go far enough, Mr. Symes said he is worried about the government's pro- posal in the bill to offer tax in- centives to keep an item in the country. "I do not see any argument about giving someone a tax concession if he donates the object to a Canadian in- stitution. But the second concession would allow the owner who sells his property to be exempt from a capital gains tax. We oppose this." He said it could lead to speculators buying and selling art or historical valuables simply to make a profit. "If an item is of cultural or historical value, it should not be allowed to be exported, whether or not there is a domestic buyer." The govern- ment "should simply refuse to issue a permit rather than to try to coax the owner into a sale by offering tax concessions." Fatality A driver moves Clifford Bryngelson's semi-trailer truck, following a collision Friday with the car in the foreground demolished on Highway 3 two miles east of Fort Macleod. A passenger in the car, Calvin Craig Hyatt, 17, 3506 10th Ave. A S. was killed in the 7 a.m. ac- cident. Reports indicate the truck was eastbound, the driver tried to avoid a collision with a west- bound car driven by Carlos Harris of Magrath, jacknifed and was in collision with the west- bound Toyota. An earlier report on the direction the vehicles were travelling was incorrect. Driver of the Toyota was Shawn Thompson, 17, 1601 Lakeshore Road, who is in serious condition in Fort Macleod hospital as is another p'assenger in the Toyota, Jack Byam, 14, 1228 31st St. AS. who is in Municipal hospital in Lethbridge. No other injuries were reported. The accident is still under investigation. Funeral services for Mr. Hyatt will be held Monday at the LDS Stake Centre at 2 p.m. Deputies sign with blood PARIS (AP) Doctors treating Aristotle Onassis at the American Hospital say his current illness is "very heavy influenza." They did not mention the 69- year-old tycoon's myasthenia gravis, a debilitating muscle disease for which Onassis was treated last November. The Greek multi-millionaire flew to Paris for treatment Thursday at the insistence of his wife, the former Jac- queline Kennedy. In Athens, the Greek government announced Fri- day that it had put Olympic Airways, Onassis's airline, under total state control. After prolonged negotiations with Onassis, the government said it had decid- ed to take over the airline and said it would send a document to Onassis for signature next week. There was no mention of compensation. Fire losses show increase OTTAWA (CP) Losses caused by fires totalled million in 1973, an increase of 30.3 per cent over 1972 losses of million, the dominion fire com- missioner's office reported Friday. However, the total number of fires in 1973'was per cent fewer than the reported the previous year. Deaths from fire also were down, to 725 from 830, the commissioner's office said in a news release. Statistics compiled by the office come from data collected by provincial fire marshals and commissioners, an agency official said. It usually takes a year for such data to be complete. Mine search continues BEAVERDELL, B.C. (CP) Forty men, working in 10- man shifts, continued to clear rock from a mine shaft Friday night in the hope that trapped miner Alfred Attrill, 33, is still alive. Mr. Attrill was working alone to clean up an old shaft at the Teck Mining Corp. silver-led-zinc mine near this community 25 miles east of Penticton when he was trapped by a fall of 200 tons of rock Thursday morning. A spokesman for the rescuers said they believed crews were approaching the spot where Mr. Attrill was working. He estimated the rockfall to be about 12 feet thick and said crews were almost through it. The rock was being broken by hand and taken out by cart. The spokesman said that if Mr. Attrill is still alive, he is in no danger from flooding, poisonous gas or lack of air. Milkmen ordered help needy PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Four Arizona dairy officials have been ordered to help the underprivileged or go to jail for fixing milk prices. U.S. District Judge Carl Muecke said Friday that traditional jail sentences would be "like spitting in a blast furnace." Muecke's sentences call for four of five men convicted of fixing prices to go to jail or go to work for the Salvation Army and similar charity groups! The fifth defendant was fined because ill health prevented him from fulfilling the work sentence. MacEachen assured CIA not in Canada SAIGON (AP) A group of i i n i .1 tneir Moslems shell hospital MEET OUR STAFF. JACKIE LOW We are pleased to an- nounce Jackie Low joined our staff early in December. Jackie is fully qualified with 3 years experience. YVONNE NEILSON Yvonne Neilson will be joining our staff on Tuesday, February 11th. Yvonne has 3 years experience and is especially talented in men's styling. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT NOW JUDYMOLNAR Judy Molnar would like to say Hello to her many patrons. Judy has 8 years ex- perience and is most sincere and capable. LAKEVIEW BEAUTY SALON (Around the from tht Park Plui Motor 2638 South Drivi 327-4843 OTTAWA (CP) External Affairs Minister Allen MacEachen said Friday he has received assurances from the United States embassy that five Americans now working in Canada are not Central Intelligence Agency agents. The Americans are men- tioned in a book called Who's Who in the CIA which the minister brushed off as having been written in 1968 by the East German intelligence ser- vice. Mr. MacEachen was res- ponding in the Commons to questions from Perrin Beatty (PC- Wellington-Grey- Dufferin-Waterloo) about the book. Mr. Beatty said in the inter- view that the book was written by a "crackpot lef- tist" but said its contents should be checked regardless. He added Friday that he un- derstands that the CIA puts out a book about other secret services and other countries check its contents. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS BROOKLINE, Mass. Max Zides, 70, Hum in the singing duo of Hum and Strum, after collapsing at home. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Nancy Atwater, 50, wealthy socialite, sister-in-law of the Wrigley chewing gum heir, bludgeoned to death. opposition deputies cut fingers with razor blades to- day and signed a petition in blood calling on the United States government sand Congress to "withdraw all support to the dictator Nguyen Van Thieu." The incident occurred dur- ing an hour-long demonstra- tion by 48 opposition deputies and a handful of Buddhist nuns on the steps of the National Assembly building to protest President Thieu's closing of five opposition newspapers last Sunday and the arrests of' 18 journalists on charges of being Communist agents. Police kept an eye on the sit-in but made no attempt to move to break it up. The sit-in was the first public protest against the news media crackdown. Nine opposition papers were prevented last Sunday from publishing charges of corrup- tion against Thieu. B.C. lawyers approve credit cards NANAIMO, B.C. (CP) Benchers of the British Columbia Law Society have approved in principle a proposal that lawyers accept credit cards as payment for legal fees, the chairman of a group investigating the idea said Friday. Donald Cunliffe said in an interview that he hopes clients will be able to pay their fees with credit cards in a couple of months if many of the details of the plan are worked out. He said a special committee of the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association has been working on the proposal for 18 months. "We were concerned with the middle income man and his ability, in some instances, to afford legal said Mr. Cunliffe, who runs a 'general practice here. "Imthe low income end, there is im- proving legal aid. And at the upper end, there are people who can afford lawyers." He said the legal profession in B.C. has found that 20 to 30 per cent of a firm's business is never paid, and that most of these bad debts involve fees up to the middle in- come client. "The middle income client wants to use the credit card service. And we think the use of credit card facilities will help to reduce bad debt situations." Mr. Cunliffe said all of a firm's clients will benefit from the program because the firm will not have to raise general fees to cover bad debts. "Some concern was ex- pressed about the discount or service charge a firm will pay for the service and whether the on the spot paying client will be paying for the other he said. "But I don't think this will happen." R. Newell Lusby, chairman and president of Diners Club, which offers a convenience card, recently criticized the use of such cards as a means of establishing credit. But Mr. Cunliffe said his committee has deliberately worked with both bank and convenience cards. because clients tend Co use the different cards. "If you're a tourist in Van- couver and get a traffic charge and decide to take the case to court, the lawyer can accept the card and conceivably pay the fine if you Mr. Cunliffe said. MANILA (AP) Moslem rebels fired mortar shells ear- ly today at a hospital and pow- erhouse near the Philippine military command head- quarters in Cotabato, 500 miles south of Manila, inform- ed sources said. There were no reports of casualties. The rebels have been shell- ing the central Mindanao city for three weeks. Residents near the military head- quarters began evacuating their homes today, sources said. Bank visit OTTAWA presi- dent of the National Bank of Cuba arrives Sunday for ten days of meetings with govern- ment and business leaders, the Cuban Embassy announc- ed Friday. Raul Leon Torras, who holds the rank of minister in the Cuban government, arrives in Montreal and will later visit Toronto and Ot- tawa. crews CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) United States astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who will meet in space next July, will fly here today for three days of work and leisure Soviet cosmonauts Alexei Leonov, Valerie Kubasov and seven others who are serving as backup and support crew members for the joint space flight, will be visiting this launching base for the first time. They will be escorted on a tour of Cape Canaveral today by the three Americans assigned to the mission- astronauts Thomas Stafford, Donald Slayton and Vance Branc. Moslem sources said the Philippine army halted offen- sive operations against a suspected rebel stronghold at Tumbao, 16 miles southwest of Cotabato. The army started a push toward the town a month ago. Bath Johnson Says Just about everything is wrong with sugar. It steals B vitamins from the body; eaten in any form between meals it increases tooth desay; sugar addiction is a major cause of obesity, arthritis, low blood' sugar and diabetes. Because eating sugary, sweet foods is so habit forming, triglyceride levels rise in the blood, and that 'is even more dangerous than high cholesterol according to Dr. Yudkin, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. London, England. Triglycerides are fat. the fat that stores in our fat cells or body fat. What canno be used up as energy circulates in the blood until stored as body fat. People leading a very active life .either in work or sports, can eat more sugar than the rest of us can without causing high fat levels in blood. If you have an office job. or ride to school and to work, or you have many work and labor-saving devices In your home, then you are not a physically active person. You are classed as sedentary, and in sedentary groups triglyceride and cholesterol levels are generally high. Jogging, walking, bicycling, climbing stairs and hard physical work which includes lifting and bend- ng, reduce blood levels of both types of fat. Eating less sugar, not more than Vt pound >er month per person, and laving more physical activity ens the risk of having a leart attack from high fat' levels in the blood. There Is no particular magic in honey as a substitute for sugar if you eat amount equal in calories, loth table sugar and honey contain fructose, a simple sugar, hatlis sweeter than table sugar, 'he truth Is that honey con- sins more of it. Lethbridge titk Foundation._________ ;