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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, February 10, 1975 News in brief Burned child still serious OTTAWA (CP) A four- year-old boy who suffered third-degree burns to 40 per cent of his body when dition Saturday. A spokesman for the Eastern Ontario Children's Leader contest 'a circus' LONDON (Reuter) The youth wing of Britain's Op- position Conservative party Sunday denounced as a "cir- cus" the current party leadership contest. The Young Conservatives at their annual conference in Eastbourne, south of here, voted overwhelmingly for a review of the new and com- plex leadership election procedures which speakers said have led to bad publicity. Dangerous convict escapes VANCOUVER (CP) A convict who vowed he wouldn't be recaptured alive escaped custody into the downtown area Sunday after abducting a prison-guard at Vancouver International Air- port. Food executive kills self ANCHORAGE (AP) An executive of the catering com- pany that prepared meals for 144 airline passengers who later contracted food poison- ing killed himself Sunday, police said. Authorities said Kenji Kuwabara, 52, died of a single Soviet cosmonauts return MOSCOW (AP) Cosmo- nauts Alexei Gubarev and Georgy Grechko have return- ed to earth in good health after establishing a Soviet record of 30 days in space, Tass says. The two spacemen withstood the long flight well, the official Soviet news agency said. A medical ex- Crele plane crash kills 42 ATHENS (AP.) Greek Army commando and ski units reached the wreckage of a West German military tran- sport plane in the snow- covered mountains of the island of Crete today and found all 42 men aboard dead, the West German embassy said. An embassy spokesman said it took the rescuers several hours to plow their way through 12-foot-deep snow and that a helicopter landing in the foot elevation still remained impossible. Quints, mother doing well CHICAGO (AP) "I feel like I've been hit by a truck, boys and-two Sun- day were in good condition but I feel said Cheryl after their first day. The fifth Shaf, 27, from her hospital bed child, a boy, had a breathing after giving birth to quin- problem but was "holding his tuplets. Four of the a hospital spokesman said. Pakistan opposition banned ISLAMABAD (AP) The government banned Pakistan's major opposition party today after arresting 44 of its leading members in the wake of the assassination of the senior minister in North- West Frontier province. The government accused the National Awami party of behaving "in a manner pre- judicial to the sovereignty and integrity of Pakistan." It ordered the party's property and funds confiscated. Explosion kills five Belgium (AP) An explosion and fire killed at least five workers and de- stroyed most of the Union Carbide polyethylene plant on the Schelde River north of Antwerp early today, police BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phoili 929-4722 COLLEGE An unknown number of workers were reported missing, and firemen said they saw dismembered bodies in the burning ruins of the plant. Pantera Now Through February 15th Syncrude pact debate may delay tax bill Hospital said Michael Demers was "all right, but it will lake lime." Michael was taken to the someone deliberately set fire hospital's intensive care unit to his clothing was reported Thursday when a neighbor, 18- slill in serious bul stable con- year-old Wayne' Lambert, found the boy ablaze in a field near his home in south Ot- tawa. Police said Donald Oag, 25, of London, Ont., had already escaped from Ontario and British Columbia prisons twice in the last four years and is extremely dangerous. self-inflicted bullet would while alone Sunday in his Anchorage apartment. Kuwabara was vicepresident of International Inflight Catering Co. Ltd. He was in charge of the Anchorage of- fice of the Hawaii-based firm. Ford sees Henry off on Mideast peace trip animation was conducted after Ihe landing Sunday on the Kazakhstan steppes. Tass said their Soyuz 17 spaceship landed smoothly al- though there were high winds, low clouds and limited visibility at the landing site 73 miles northeast of the town of Tselinograd. WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger carried a warm en- dorsement from President Ford as he headed for the Mid- dle East today to sound out Egyptian and Israeli leaders on prospects for another dis- engagement agreement. Kissinger, target of recent Ceasefire sought in Eritrean war ADDIS ABABA (AP) Su- dan's foreign minister has come to Addis Ababa to try to negotiate a ceasefire in the war between Ethiopia's military government and rebel, guerrillas in Eritrea province. Foreign Minister Gamal Mohammed Ahmed was reported to have brought ceasefire proposals with him, but no details were released. However, the Ethiopian government has said repeatedly that it would never agree to the secession of Eritrea, a former Italian colony which Emperor Haile Selassie annexed 13 years ago. The Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) has been waging a sporadic guerrilla campaign for independence since, then, but Uie fighting was inten- sified with attacks Jan. 31 on government military in- stallations in Asmara, the Eritrean province. Government forces drove Ihe rebels out of Asmara that first weekend, but the city of has been virtually besieged ever since and there has been hard fighting in the countryside. Reliable sources estimate casualties in the last 10 days at more than dead and another wounded. Evacuees from Asmara re- ported the city was ringed by about government troops who in turn are sur- rounded by insurgents. The ELF's Cairo office warned the Ethiopian govern- ment that "violence breeds violence" and said it would not abandon the battle for independence. The ELF appealed to "all peace-loving nations and international humane organizations" to provide aid for the people of Asmara. It said ELF units would co- operate with international agencies providing relief aid. congressional criticism, de- parted on the 10-day journey Sunday night after Ford, Vice- Presidenl Nelson Rockefeller and cabinet members stood in freezing temperatures at An- drews Air Force Base to see him off. Kissinger's first stop on the fact-finding mission is Jerusa- lem, where he will confer with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and other Israeli leaders. At Andrews, Ford clasped Kissinger's hand and said: "You have my strong support and the blessings of 213 million Americans. We look forward to the kind of success you have achieved in the past." Ford characterized Kissin- ger's journey as an "extreme- ly delicate and extremely im- portant mission" Nearly home The Winter Games torch neared Lethbridge Sun- day as it travelled through the South during the week- end stopping at various sport sites. Here, Shelley Dickout, left, and Terry Hanna carry the torch into the Picture Butte High School for that town's presentation. Saturday the torch stopped in Claresholm, Blalrmore, Pincher Creek, Standoff and Fort Macleod. Sunday the torch bearers rolled into Picture Butte, Coaldale, Bow Island and Taber. Today the flame will be taken to Raymond, Magrath and Cardston and will be in Lethbridge Tuesday for the official opening of the Games. Helms admits withholding CIA data from committees WASHINGTON (AP) Richard Helms, former direc- tor of the Central Intelligence Agency, admits he inten- tionally failed to tell United States Senate committees all he knew about CIA work in Chile and withheld in- formation about the Nixon ad- ministration's desire to have the Marxist government of Salvador Allende overthrown. Helms' admission was made in secret testimony Jan. Hat garage operator faces Labor Act charge MEDICINE HAT (CP) Thomas Rud, operator of Rud's Shell Service Station on the Trans Canada Highway in Medicine Hat, has been charged with violating a sec- tion of the Alberta Labor Act' concerning employment of persons between the hours of midnight and G a.m. Senators call for inquiry on soldier deal with Arabs WASHINGTON (AP) Senators Henry Jackson and Hubert Humphrey have called {or a congressional investiga- tion of the United States defence department's contract with a private cor- poration to train Saudi Ara- bian troops to protect oil wells in the Persian Gulf. Viet fighting on the wane for festival SAIGON (AP) Only smallscale Viet Cong and North Vietnamese attacks were reported in the Saigon area today on the eve of the four-day Tet festival, the an- nual celebration of the lunar .new year. The South Vietnamese mili- tary command reported that a Viet Cong mine blew up a sampan Sunday in the Mekong Delta, killing 15 persons. The only major ground ac- tion was reported near the northern coast below Da Nang, where goverment troops are trying to retake high ground to check a North Vietnamese push Into pop- ulous coastal lowlands. Jackson (Dem. Wash.) said he would ask Senator John Stennis, Dem. chairman of the Senate armed services committee, to con- duct hearings. "Only a short time ago the president and secretary of state indicated the option of U.S. military action might be considered under certain cir- cumstances in the Middle Jackson said in a telephone interview Sunday. He said the contract to train Saudi troops was since "we're the only ones who've raised an inference of a threat." Humphrey, (Dem. in calling for an investigation of the contract, said: "The possibility of having American forces training another country's troops in the Mideast is fraught with danger. "I think the armed services committees of the House (of Representatives) and Senate should promptly look into It and see what it Humphrey said in a telephone interview Sunday. The defence department's contract with the Vinnell Corp. of Los Angeleg was disclosed Sunday by The Associated Press. Vinnell is hiring former U.S. special forces soldiers and other war veterans to send to Saudi Arabia on a job usually handled by the U.S. a foreign army to fire its weapons and fight wars. Crown Prosecutor D. Vaughan Hartigan of Lethbridge said he drafted the information charging Mr. Rud on instructions from the at- torney general's department. He was the prosecutor in a trial last week in which a 21 year old On- tario woman was found not guilty of non capital murder in the death last August of Peter Van Eerd, 17. The youth was beaten un- conscious during a robbery at the service station and died from multiple head injuries. Mr. Rud testified during the trial that Mr. Van Eerd was the lone attendant on duty at the time. The Labor Act prohibits employing anyone under the age of 18 between midnight and 6 a.m. without adult supervision. 22 before the Senate foreign relations committee. A cen- sored version of his statements was released Sun- day. Helms appeared before the committee to explain various apparent discrepancies in pre- viously sworn statements re- garding CIA operations abroad and at home. "I felt obliged to keep some of this stuff, in other words, not volunteer a good deal of Helms said of his testimony in 1973 before the foreign relations panel and a subcommittee on multi- national corporations. Helms denied he ever knowingly lied to a congres- sional committee, but said: "If I have been guilty in the past of not having gone the whole way, all right." Snowmobiler killed DRUMHELLER (CP) Bradley Roy McKay, 20, of DrumhelJer, was killed in an accident near the start of Saturday's 108 mile cross country snowmobile race from Drumheller to Red Deer. Police said Mr. McKay's vehicle was hit from.behind. He was thrown from the vehi- cle and run over by a number of other snowmobiles in the race. Despite the accident, the race up the Red Deer River continued. OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment and Progressive Con- servalive officials say.that important income-tax proposals, already debated for seven days, should be approv- ed by the Commons this week. The New Democrats, seek- ing opportunities to fight the Syncrude oil sands agreement, are not so sure. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North NDP House leader, said Friday that the tax which 1974 income- tax deductions depend, should get second in week. He would not say what might happen after that. He added that the Syncrude agreement, announced last week and strongly opposed by the NDP, will be debated dur- ing discussions of the tax bill's resource provisions. The NDP has been seeking every available means to prod the government and to gain publicity for its opposition to the Syncrude agreement, un- der which the federal, Ontario and Alberta governments par- ticipate in the Alberta oil sands project. The New Democrats ran into trouble with Speaker James Jerome last week when they attempted to move a string of resolution opposing the Syncrude agreement. The NDP will.be able to zero in on Syncrude when debate begins on sections of the tax bill end provincial resource royalty deductions from corporation tax. Sections of the bill that indi- viduals look forward to are those reducing personal in- come tax by to ?500 for 1974 and by to ?750 in 1975. Other sections provide for tax-free savings of up to a a maximum of f the purchase of a first home. There also is provision for tax-free savings interest of The 1974 income tax forms are printed on the basis of the bill being passed. The govern- ment hopes that the bill will get speedy passage so it can become law as soon as possible. The deadline for mailing income tax returns to the government is April 30. The Conservatives, although they strongly oppose the resource-tax sections and want an increased income tax deduction, say they are not trying to delay the bill. Sinclair Stevens (York-Sim- who is running the Con- servative strategy, said the legislation might get through the Commons before Friday. It was debated for four days last week. Dean barred from Florida university BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Florida Atlantic University has barred John Dean from making a scheduled paid appearance April 17 on grounds it would violate un- iversity rules against use of facilities by a promoter. Dean, who served as White House counsel under former president Richard Nixon, 'signed an agreement stipulating a fee with student-promoter Buddy Clark, a senior majoring in political science. But Dr. Kenneth Michels, academic affairs vice- president, said Saturday he has ruled out the appearance. Michels said school probably would change the policy banning promotions but "the length of time would be too short to make sure we have everying in proper order (for Dean's aircraft workers strike ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) About production workers have struck McDonnell Douglas Corp. facilities in Missouri and California, including a St. Louis plant which builds F-4 Phantom jets and the new F- 15 fighters. About workers repre- sented by Machinists Union District 837 walked out at midnight Sunday night in St. Louis, saying their demands for increased wages and benefits were not met. Company officials said a strike would force production to eventually cease. A few planes ready for final assembly and flight testing would be completed but the would remain unfinished, MM George Graff, president of the subsidiary McDonnell Aircraft Co. About workers walked out in California. Picketing was reported at facilities in Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Torrance, Vandenberg Air Force Base and Palmdale. Company spokesman Charles Chappell said produc- tion of the F-4 fighter would be affected. But he said most work would continue because a majority of the workers at the Long Beach production facility were members of the non-striking United Auto Workers. Local President Cosimo Troia said about 200 union members began picketing at the plant in St. Louis which normally produces 18 F-4 jets and three FISs a month. Negotiations broke off Fri- day after union negotiators re- jected the company's latest offer. It called for a wage increase in addition to changes in a cost-of-living for- mula and in medical benefits. District 837 members now average an hour in wages. The union sought to raise this to Food chain chastised WASHINGTON of the largest United States food store and P, has been ordered to stop advertising goods at a stated price unless the company en- sures it has the advertised products to sell, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said today. An FTC administrative law judge ruled that A and P has violated federal trade laws by failing In many cases to have advertised goods available. In other cases the goods were available but were pric- ed higher than the advertised figure, said Daniel Hanscom, the official who heard the FTC case against the Great Atlan- tic and Pacific Tea Co., Inc. "Failure by A and P to live up to the representations of its advertisements has the ten- dency and capacity for sub- stantial harm to the he said In his 90-page opinion and decision. ;