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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetKbtidge Herald VOL. LXVII 52 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1974 10 Cents 24 Pages It's Siwik Pool It took city council about two minutes Monday to do something it hadn't been able to accomplish in three previous attempts name the new North Lethbridge swimming pool. "The public has spoken loud and clear that's all there is to said Aid Steve Kotch, and his motion to name the pool, the Stan Siwik Family Poof was passed unanimously. Council didn't even bother 'to wait to hear a delegation of residents who were to speak to a petition bearing 23 pages of names of people who wanted to see the pool named after Mr. Siwik. At the same time, aldermen felt obliged to defend the manner in which they handled the issue and to apologize to .the Siwik family for the way in which Mr. Siwik's name was "bandied about" for the past two weeks. "There was obviously a foul-up a misunderstanding somewhere along the said Aid. Kotch. "Council never voted against naming the pool after Stan Siwik; the question was should we or should we not name public facilities after individuals." "The resolution we voted on was to name it the North Lethbridge Pool." Aid Kotch was essentially correct the only vote taken at council's meeting two weeks ago was on the North Lethbridge name, but after that was defeated no motion was put forward to call it the Stan Siwik Pool and the ques- tion was left in abeyance, after brief discussion" of other possible namas." Vaughan Hembroff said it was his remark about naming facilities after people who have made, financial their construction that appeared to have been misinterpreted. "People got the wrong he said. "I simply said that in the past the only facilities that had been named after individuals were those in which a name bad been stipulated as a condition of contribution "If you put a dollar value on Mr. Siwik's contribution, there's no way it could be he said. Aid. Vera Ferguson saw a lesson in what she described as a mountain out of a molehill issue. "Council made one she said. "It would have been better if we had let people submit ideas to us instead of us imposing non- names on them." POPULAR CHOICE She added: "I'm delighted the people have spoken it's a popular decision." City clerk, John Gerla told council more letters had come in Monday morning to supplement the some 14 letters already on council's agenda. Nearly all favored the Stan Siwik name. The only other suggestions were "RCMP Centennial the "Crowfoot Pool" "Jerry Potts and the "Northern Dip Pool." Mayor Andy Anderson suggested council honor Mr. Siwik, now a Regina resident, by inviting him to officially open the pool, which be said could be tied-in with Canada Winter Games festivities. Common Mart rift rocks oil meeting WASHINGTON (CP) The international oil conference turned today into a dramatic showdown with the nine- country Common Market on how to resolve differences in responding to the United States initiative. "It is more than a procedural dispute, it is a political said Helmut Schmidt, West German finance minister, at an im- promptu news conference. Schmidt declined to elaborate, saying he is "under some restraint" not to discuss publicly the wide gap between France and the other eight Common Market countries while there was still hope of compromise. Other diplomatic observers said the issue.seems to be whether there will be co-oper- ation between the United States and Western Europe. Schmidt said he would not like "to overdramatize the situation" but that it is serious enough to warrant a thorough study by the respective governments. "We do need unity and we also need co-operation with the United Schmidt said. Offer rejected Minus 364 and counting "The "365-day countdown !to lie Winter Games to be held in Southern Alberta began Monday evening: Some persons "attended the Countdown Party at the Lethbridge Ex Pavilion and saw demonstrations of various heard 'Game officials and hostesses. The gymnastic display here is off to a flyjng start Further report and pictures on page 13. v LONDON (CP) Leader of the British coal miners union today rejected a cash offer from a group of businessmen seeking to three-day- oM national coal strike. The offer was considered at a special meetag of the" 27- man executive of ihe National Union of Mineworkers rN.lT.M.) and rejected unanimously. Earlier story on page 2. Italian Finance Minister Ugo La Malfa said his country is opposed to bringing the energy issue before the United Nations as proposed by France and Algeria. There is no point in discussing the energy problems in the presence of countries which have no energy problem for the time being, La Malfa said. The morning session of the second day of the conference concluded before noon to allow the Common Market delegations time for another caucus. The day's first caucus delayed the start of the sessions for 30 minutes. An official of the conference of oil-consuming countries said "there is a distinct possibility" the meeting will continue Wednesday. The two-day conference was originally scheduled to end late today but has become bogged down in differences between France and her Common Market partners. "I know some of these ministers would like to get out tonight, but they do not want to leave behind a said the official who asked not to be identified. The wrangling among the European foreign ministers continued for about one-half hour today as the other delegates to the 13-country conference waited to start their session But a senior American official said the Europeans were unable to agreement on a common front and that another meeting among the Europeans would be held later. A major issue is whether the 13-country conference wilt be able to agree Moscow police detain defiant Solzhenitsyn Lawyer Michener admits Jogging 'bit of a bore9 MOSCOW po- lice dragged Nobel Prize-win- ning author Alexander Sol- zhenitsyn from his wife's Mos- cow apartment today and took him away for questioning, his mother-in-law said. She told Western correspondents by telephone that six plainclothes security agents and two uniformed officers barged into the apartment on Moscow's Gorky Street shortly after 5 p.m. She said she and her daughter, Solzhenitsyn's wife Natalya Svetlova, attempted to hold the police back but "they were very rough." "They took Alexander Isayevich away she said. There was no official con- firmation of an arrest Solzhenitsyn, under harsh, official criticism for publication in the West of his latest book, Gulag Archipelago, had declined to answer a summons from the Soviet state prosecutor to appear for questioning. The action'against Sol- zhenitsyn, the winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize for literature, culminated a vicious six-week official campaign in toe Soviet press which damned the author for the publication hi the West in later December of his Gulag book, which chronicled the terror of the Soviet secret police and the labor camp system from 1918 to 1956. Last Friday and again Mon- day, the Soviet state prose- cutor's office summoned Sol- zhenitsyn. But he refused to appear or acknowledge the legality of the summons. "In a situation of general illegality which for many years has existed in our the personal eight-year campaign of slander and refuse to acknowledge the legality of your summons and will not come for an inter- rogation to any state the writer said in a statement Monday. Solzhenitsyn, 55, bas been acclaimed in the West as toe Soviet Union's greatest modern writer. However, at home, where his books are regarded as too critical of the Soviet system, he has been expelled from the Writers' Union. Only one of his novels has been published in the Soviet Union, One Day in toe Life of Ivan Denisovicb. Today's action against Sol- zbenitsyn might be toe first step to putting him on trial for "anti-Soviet slander" or merely an official warning in the prosecutor's office to desist from farther contact with Western cor- respondents. TORONTO (CP) "Mich- ener here." Crisp and amiable. That's the way former governor-gen- eral Roland Michener an- swered his telephone Monday in the office of his law firm. After seven years of toast- ing royalty in Canada and abroad, Mr. Michener, 72, has returned to private life. But he did not mind discussing appointments he has accepted since his return to "civvy street." Two weeks ago he was ap- pointed director of The Metro- politan Trust Co. "I was chairman of the board, you know, before my appointment to India as high commissioner in he said. "It was a fledgling com- pany then, but during my time away it's done a lot of good work, and I'm very pleased to go back and work with the people there." On April 5 he will be in- stalled as chancellor of Queen's University in King- ston. "You might say I hope to have enough activity to keep myself from getting too he said adding that he proposes to resume a role with the Institute of Inter- national Affairs, of which he is an honorary officer. Mr. Michener said be still jogs faithfully, but "it's really a bit of a bore in aU that slush." "I really only do it to keep in shape for tennis and squash." Arabs set summit KUWAIT (Renter) The leaders of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Algeria will meet Wednesday for an Arab "mini- it was announced today. The meeting was disclosed when the Kuwait government said the emir Sheik Sabah al Salim al Sabah. had apologized to President Anwar Sadat of Egypt for not being able to attend. Kuwait State Minister Abdel Axfr Hussein, making the announcement did not say where the leaders will meet Some sources here said the venae will be Cairo, while others said Riyadh, the Saudi capital. body to carry on toe work of the, conference. French Foreign Minister Michel Jo- bert has expressed opposition to establishing a major new forum to deaf with Arab oil producers. ____ UNIFIED SOUGHT The American official said the fundamental issue is whether the conference as a whole can proceed with the development of a joirtt approach in meeting the major oil-producing countries. The official said a majority of the European Common Market countries indicated a willingness to be responsive to American proposals "but they got nowhere on this fundamental issue and will have to meet again after lunch." He said the United States will not interfere with the European talks. There is serious talk among diplomats that the conference might not end today as planned or, if concluded, that there will be no final communique unless as one diplomat put it "By some miracle we can agree on one." There were expectations the conference may schedule another higher level meeting at which producers and consumers, including those from developing countries, can participate. The meeting by the Europeans was the second in two days. They tried to reach agreement on a fundamental joint approach Monday night bat splits were repotted. The meeting today was called for boor before the 13-country ministers were to go into fall session. Libya takes over U.S. oil companies From AP-Renter While the oil consuming nations talked in Washington, in the Middle East the oil producers were taking counter action. In Tripoli, Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy retaliated against the Washington oil conference by completing the voice on cassette BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The tape-recorded voice of kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst assured her family today that she is well. A letter accompanying the soft, strained voice demanded free food for California's poor and aged. The Symbionese Liberation Army, which has claimed responsibility for kid- napping the 19-year-old co-ed Feb. 4, said in the letter she was abducted "for crimes her mother land father have com- mitted against the American people and the people of the world." Hearst, is president and Editor Of the San Francisco Examiner and chairman of the Hearst Corp. Her mother, Catherine, is a regent of the University of California. In the tape sent to Berkeley radio station KPFA, a man identified only as "Sing" said he was "quite willing to carry out execution of your daughter to save the starving and ex- ploitations of thousands of men and women of all races." Her captors said that, before they negotiate for Miss Hearst's release, her family must supply 170 worth of free meat, vegetables and fruits for every needy Californian over a four week period beginning Feb. 19 "Mom and Dad, I'm said the slow, deliberate" voice of Miss Hearst. "I think you can really tell I'm not terrified or anything. These people have been very honest with me they are perfectly willing to die for what they do I want to get out of here but the only way is if you do what they say, and do it quickly. "It's really up to you to make sure tiiose people can't jeopardize my life by charging in and doing stupid she added. "I'm not being tried for crimes I'm not responsible for. I'm here because I'm a member a ruling class family." The letter said "if this is not done, we will assume there is no basis for negotiation and we will no longer maintain good health of the prisoner of war." First word of the letter was given by Miss Hearst's father, Randolph A. Hearst, who leaned out a window of ttx> family's Hillsborough mansion and shouted to reporters: "A letter bas arrived at the station." nationalization of the properties of three United States oil companies There were also reports that Saudi Arabia will soon demand that four (US.) oil companies give up their shares in Aramco, the world's largest oil producing company Meanwhile, the Christian Science Monitor says that Saudi Arabia will soon demand that four oil companies give up their shares in Aramco for a likely price of- billion. Saudi Arabia now has a 25 cent interest in the company. The remaining 75 per cent interest is owned by Exxon, Texaco, Standard Oil of California and Mobil Aramco now pumps 7.1 million barrels of oil daily from Saudi Arabian lands. It pumped 8 8 million barrels a day before the Arab oil embargo of the United States, the paper says The newspaper quotes highly reliable sources as saying that the U.S. oil companies are resigned to the takeover, although details have not been worked out. The companies will seek "preferential buyer" status so they can continue to market oil from Saudi Arabia, says the Washington dispatch. "fresh slap in Americans as Radio Tripoli-termed Khadafy's announcement, promised stormy weather later this week for Egpyt's proposal to ease the Arab oil embargo against the U.S. The proposal win be argued at a meeting of the Arab oil countries opening Thursday in the Libyan capital. Khadafy took control last September of 51 per cent of all foreign oil holdings in Libya. A decree Monday issued by his Revolutionary Command Council ordered nationalization of the other 49 per cent of the California Asiatic Co owned by Standard Oil of California; the American Overseas Petroleum Co., owned by California Asiatic and Texaco; and the Libyan American Oil Co'., owned by Atlantic Richfield. Libyan American is a minority partner in an Exxon concession in Libya, but oil sources said Exxon's holdings were not affected by the nationalization decree. The nationalized properties produce only about five per cent of Libya's total daily production of more than two million barrels. S0Mi hMird About town Socred leader Werner Schmidt claiming that at the rate the department of agriculture was growing, there would be no need for farmers soon as they would all be in the department Storm NichountM trying to fit her tiny white dog. Snowball, into her wedding ceremony Ttufo Srfttnnif. OlAWMJiv tht.. Mid-winter jobless blues less severe this year Classified.......20-23 Comics............18 Comment........4, 5 District............15 Family........ 16, 17 Local News.... 13, 14 Markets...........19 Theatres........... 7 TV................ Weather.......... LOW TONIGHT 31; HIGH WED., 45; GUSTY WINDS. OTTAWA (CP) Mid- winter employment doldrums were less severe than usual in January, and Statistics Canada today reported a substantial rise in jobs on a seasonally-adjusted basis. It also described as slight, a rise hi the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate to 5.5 per cent from 5.4 per cent of the labor force. In actual figures, total em- ployment declined to and the total number of unemployed climbed 125.000 to 637 000 The difference of is the number of people who left the labor force in January. Since jobs usually shrink much more than that in winter months, it was figured as a rise in employment The increase in the total of jobless was a little more than expected for the month. "The seasonally-adjusted employment level in January increased for the fourth con- secutive Statistics Canada said "The increase was more than in the three it added. "The seasonally-adjusted employment level increased in ail regions The most substantial increase was in British Columbia, followed by the Prairies, Ontario, the Atlantic region, and Quebec, the report said Most economic analysts view the seasonally-adjusted figures as the best indicator of basic trends in employment and unemployment Without the seasonal adjustment for instance, the nation's jobless rate jumped to 69 from 5.5 per cent, which might appear alarming at first glance when actually it is a normal pattern for winter. Compared with a year ago, actual employment was up and actual unemployment was down The seasonally- adjusted jobless rate of 5.5 per cent this January compared with a 6.2 per cent rate in January 1973. and the unad- justed rate of 6.9 per cent in December compared with 7.7 per cent a year earlier. Over the year, ihe total labor force grew to the report said. Seasonally-adjusted jobless rates climbed in the Atlantic region and Quebec hi January to 9.3 from 8 9 per cent and to 7.7 from 7.5 per cent respectively; and declined hi the Prairies region and British Columbia, to three from 3.1 and to 5 5 from 6 0 per cent respectively On- tario's rate was unchanged at 4.1 per cent of its labor force "The short-term seasonallv- adjusted unemployment level (unemployed three months or less) declined while the long-term unemployment level (unemployed four months or more) increased the report said. "By age group, the season- ally-adjusted unemployment rate for persons 14 to 24 de- clined slightly, two-tenths of one per cent, to 10 per cent, while for persons 25 and over the rate increased by one- tenth of one per cent to 3 8 per real" it ;