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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, February 11, 1974 News In brief Three may be in running WASHINGTON (AP) Two leading United States senators and John Connally say they probably will make a decision next year whether to run for the presidency in 1976. Senator Edward Kennedy (Dem. Mass.) indicated in a television interview Sunday that if he seeks his party's presidential nomination, he would enter the primaries. The other senator Howard Baker (Rep. said he will take some soundings during a coming tour of Western colleges "to find out what the country thinks of Howard Baker particularly what students think of Howard Baker." Baker became well known last year as vice-chairman of the Senate Watergate committee. If Baker seeks the Republican presidential nomination, he may be pitted against former treasury secretary Connally, who said in an interview in Albuquerque, N.M., that he does not rule himself out of the race. But Connally, former Democrat and former governor of Texas, said he is not "consumed with a burning ambition to be president." Astronauts in good shape HOUSTON (AP) Astronaut William Pogue says his 84 days in space has made him realize the importance of the individual, launching him on a "love affair with the human race." Pogue told of his reaction during a brief ceremony Sunday night as he and his two Skylab 3 mates returned to Houston. Gerald Carr, Edward Gibson and Pogue appeared well adapted to earth's gravity once again as they stepped from the airplane and met their wives. Doctors have pronounced the astronauts in excellent shape. Father dies in rescue bid By The CANADIAN PRESS A father who tried to rescue his three-year-old son from their burning home near Fred- ericton was among 21 persons who died accidentally in Can- ada during the weekend. The child also died. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night shows that at least three other Canadians died in fires, 12 in traffic, two in snowmobile mishaps and two when smothered by carbon monoxide. The weekend traffic fatalities, added to 13 during the week, brought Canada's unofficial road deaths toll to 227 so far this year. Snowmobile accidents have taken at least 67 lives since winter started. Highway collision fatal SHERWOOD PARK (CP) Gregory Jose Banick, 20, of Bawlf, was lulled and another man critically injured Saturday when two trucks collided at the intersection of Highways 21 and 14 near this community on Edmonton's southeastern outskirts. Mr. Banick was the driver of a half-ton truck that collided with a truck driven by Milton Schultz of Roily View. Mr. Schultz was burned in a fire that followed the collision.' Fishermen on strike VANCOUVER (CP) Negotiations on herring prices were to resume today in an attempt to settle a strike by British Columbia's herring fishermen who refused to sail Sunday, the first day of the season. The United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union Sunday sent out picket boats to check on independents who are members of the Fishermen's Co-operative Federation and who are still negotiating with the B.C. Fisheries Association. Power off in Edmonton EDMONTON (CP) About half of Edmonton's south side was without power Saturday when controls on a boiler system at a power generating station failed. The black out began at a.m. and full power was restored one hour later. It was the city's third major power failure within the last month. Arson charged in fatal fire WINNIPEG (CP) Police said a 21-year-old man is in custody and will appear in court today on charges of arson laid in connection with a Jan. 18 fire at the Haslemere Apartments in west-central BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. 329-4722 COLLEGE Winnipeg that took nine lives. No further details were available. Rebels hold town MANILA (AP) Philippine air force planes bombed the town of Jolo today where government forces were trapped by Moslem rebels, reliable military sources said. BtLTONE HEARING AID SPECIALISTS SIRVICI WORKSHOP TABER, February 12 ROYAL HOTEL LETHBRIDGE, February 13 and 14 MARQUIS HOTIL we are pleased Jo announce that MR. CARL LANOILLE and MR. 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Iraqi-Iran border clash leaves more than 90 dead BAHRAIN (Reuter) Iraq said Sunday night Iran is gathering more forces on the border following a. frontier clash between the two countries in which more than 90 persons were reported killed or wounded. A military statement broadcast by Baghdad .radio and monitored here said an Iranian force, backed by artillery and armor, lost 70 dead or wounded when it clashed with Iraqi forces early Sunday. The Iraqi side had 23 casualties, the statement said. t The Iranians'are gathering -more forces' and continuing 'their attacks and their jet Walkout in Toronto threatens mail service TORONTO (CP) A wildcat walkout at Toronto's main post office terminal, prompted by the dismissal of a union steward, may disrupt postal service today in the city and in other parts of Canada. About 200 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers walked off the job Sunday to protest Friday's Dismissal of union steward Gerry Parashchyniak. That left only one-third of the shift on the job and a post office spokesman said there is "not a hope" of maintaining operations at the terminal unless the men go back to work. The union's contract does Gairy critic seeks peace ST. GEORGE'S (AP) -The Roman Catholic bishop of Grenada, an outspoken critic of Prime Minister Eric Gairy, called Sunday for reconciliation on this strike- torn, newly independent Caribbean isle. Bishop Patrick Webster's appeal came at a special high mass in observance of the week-old independence from Britain and the day before striking telephone and electric workers vote on an order from their employers to end waft- out that began three weeks ago. A man described as a sup- porter of the opposition New Jewel Movement was reported shot three times Saturday night. Informants said insurance salesman Anthony Lewis, 43, was wounded as he drove between St. George's and the town of Grenville. Bishop Webster said in his sermon "'At the first opportunity, let as reconcile ourselves one with another." He is a member of the Com- mittee of 22, an alliance of la- bor, business and religious leaders which has called for Gairy's resignation, alleging be used the police to stifle political dissent not expire until Dec. 31 but Robert Kimura, president of the local representing workers at the terminal, said a formal strike vote would be taken either today or Tuesday. Robert McGarry, business agent for the letter carriers' union, said: "If there's a picket out, we won't be honor the picket line." The terminal here is a focal point for much of Canada's mail. About 48 per cent of the national mail volume passes through it. On a normal 24- hour day, terminal employs as many as people. Air mail, also handled by the terminal, still was moving normally Sunday night although city mail collection trucks refused to cross a picket line, a postal spokesman said. The post office maintains the letter carriers are obliged to cross any picket line because, said a spokesman, "it's an illegal strike." Mr. Parashchyniak, the man the strikers want rehired, said he was dismissed because the post office charged he led a wildcat walkout Jan. 15. He denied the charge, saying 53 employees spontaneously left their jobs part way through the shift that night to protest the suspension of a fellow worker two days earlier. The post office says it was decided to dismiss the steward because he refused to return to work when requested and because he counselled an illegal walkout fighters are crossing deep into Iraqi airspace, the statement said. Reports reaching Tehran Sunday night said Iraqi armored units opened fire with heavy armament on an Iranian border village and an Iraqi military plane strafed the Kan-Jan-Cham Dam. Iranian frontier guards fire and sporadic firing continued, these reports said. The communique from the Iraq army high command, quoted by Banghdad radio, said the latest fighting followed clashes in the Badra area about 100 miles east of Banghdad Dec. 24 and Feb. 4 when Iraq suffered 10 dead and wounded in an artillery- backed assault -on frontier positions. Iraq and Iran have frequently clashed in their long-standing dispute over navigation on the Shatt-el- Arab River which runs along the border between the two countries. They severed diplomatic relations in 1971 after Iraq accused Britain and Iran of collusion in the Iranian occupation of three small islands in the Persian Gulf. Relations were formerly re- established at embassy level last October. The initiative came from Iraq shortly before the Baathist government there announced that its troops were to be thrown into the fourth Arab war against Israel. Regina fire kills two REGINA (CP) A man and a woman were killed and four persons injured Sunday in a fire that destroyed three storey city apartment. Dead are Alex Kostichuk, who police said was in his SOs, and Rose Wornesensky. Melinda Woznesensky, 7, Rose Woznesensky's granddaughter, was in critical condition in hospital today. The others injured were Gladys Christie, 60, who was in fair condition, Mike Morrison and Ken Wilson, who both were in good condition in hospital. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syrian gunners dealt "devastating blows" to eight paramilitary Israeli settlements to- day and wiped out three missile bases in the Golan Heights, the Damascus command reported. It said an Israeli tank concentration received direct hits during the three-hour artillery engagement that flared along the northern and central sectors of the 40-mile truce line. "Fifteen enemy 'artillery batteries also were silenced by Syrian the command said. It said the clash, which broke out at a.m. on the northern sector and later spread to cover the entire central sector, ended at a.m. It was the second straight day of reportet artillery clashes on the Golan front after a four-day lull. The Tel Aviv military com- mand had no immediate report on today's action but said four of its soldiers were wounded in Sunday's clashes. The Syrians said they shelled the Israeli heavy retaliate for Israeli artillery attacks on three unarmed civilian villages. The Golan shelling came as Israeli forces on the Suez front far to the south were to com- plete their withdrawal from another 200 square miles west of the Suez canal, carrying out the Israeli-Egyptian disengagement accord. Heath 'would cut off welfare to strikers' LONDON (CP) Britain's governing Conservative party launched its election program today with a blistering attack on the Opposition Labor party and a controversial proposal to cut off state welfare payments to strikers' families. In a toughly-worded manifesto, the Conservatives said Labor's policies would wreck the economy and undermine Britain's free society. The manifesto said that control of the Labor party has been taken over by the extreme left wing, and added: "This, in turn, has been made possible by the dominance of a small group of power-hungry trade union leaders, whose creature the Labor party has now become." The manifesto contained no new proposals for settling the coal miners' strike which 'pushed Prime Minister Edward Heath into calling an early election for Thursday, Feb. 28. But it said that Britain faces a clear choice between moderation or extremism, adding that acceding to the pay demands of the miners would mean "accepting the abuse of industrial power to .gain a privileged position" and destroy the chances of containing inflation. Bitter expected to the Conservatives' pledge that, if re-elected, they will cut off state welfare benefits to strikers' families and make the labor unions pay instead. "It is only right that the unions themselves and not the taxpayer should accept their primary responsibility for the welfare of the families of the men who choose to go on said the manifesto. The welfare program gives strikers themselves no government money. But a mother with three children, for example, can collect about a week, plus free milk, free school meals and some assistance to keep up interest payments on mortgages, automobiles, refrigerators and other basic household items bought on time. A key union pledged support today for striking British miners in their bid to keep coal stocks from the power stations. As the nationwide coal strike kept the miners from the pits for their first working day, the General and Municipal Workers' Union instructed its members at the power plants not to handle stocks of coal arriving- at the plants. The union, Britain's third- largest, also said that no fuel oil should be handled after existing stocks are exhausted. Similar instructions already had been issued by the Transport and General Workers' Union and the union of railway engineers. Pickets were ordered to the British Steel Corp.'s works at Scunthorpe, in eastern England, to halt deliveries of coking coal. Other pickets took station at the east coast ports to stop the landing of about tons of coal from Poland. Several incidents were reported Sunday. Police had to clear a way for safety maintenance workers through 30 jeering miners at a colliery in Gedling, Nottinghamshire. Three trucks were overturned when their drivers arrived at a mine in south Wales. Common Market background issue Aircraft collide COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) The collision that sent a United States Air Force jet into a dive fatal to seven men occurred during an attempted aerial rendezvous', the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says. The twin-jet T-39 struck the rudder of a four-engine NKC- 135 aerial tanker while attempting to have the crew of the larger plane examine its crippled landing gear Saturday night, said an FAA official. The tanker, with 18 persons aboard, landed safely at Kir- Uand Air Force Base in Albu- querque. N.M. None of the 18 was hurt and the plane suffered only minor damage, the air force said. Special to The Herald LONDON Possibly the is- sue of most direct interest to Canada in the British general election is what happens to the European Common Market if the Labor party wins. The Common Market changed Canada's traditional trading position with Britain under the .system of Commonwealth trading preferences. Market regu- lations require gradually elimination of Britain's special trade relationships with all its Commonwealth partners. Despite the wish of Prime Minister Edward Heath to keep the election tuned to the FBI seeking seven BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The FBI says it seeks seven persons in the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, and is "running put any number of leads" outside the state. But the weekend passed without further word from the Symbionese Liberation Army which said in a letter Thursday it is holding 19-year- old Miss Hearst. The victim's father is president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner. The SLA letter said Miss Hearst will "be maintained in adequate physical and mental condition and unharmed" if the kidnappers' conditions are met. FBI Agent Thomas Druken said Sunday that in addition to five persons previously sought, authorities are looking a white couple in their 20s. The two were parked in a car near the Berkeley apartment from which Miss Hearst was carried last Monday night There has been speculation that instead of asking money to finance what they describe as their revolutionary work against the establishment, the kidnappers would seek release of two Symbionese Army members held in San Quentin Prison. theme of being tough but fair with union wage demands, Harold Wilson is determined to widen the discussion to include the Common Market. Wilson is the former pro- marketeer who did a political backflip to oppose it when booted out of power in 1970. He says Britain must demand a re-negotiation of its terms of entry. When he first advanced this as a policy Wilson was accused of political opportunism, but today, with many British people'blaming the market for high bread, meat and other prices, with constant wrangling among the member-states and a general atmosphere of disunity, his position begins to seem enlightened to many. The Paris newspaper Le Figaro said of this election: "Europe is running a serious risk because of this campaign. For the first time, the British people will be consulted directly about the position of their country in the Common Market." There is no doubt that con- sultation will be an issue. Wil- son has already complained that the British people were not asked before Heath took them into the market a year ago. The argument is no less strong because Wilson would have done exactly as Heath had done had he stayed in power. The difficulty is that re- negotiation of terms would be a complex legal matter. Agreement to this would require the agreement of the government and parliament of each member-country. Gunmen fire on Belfast meat packers BELFAST