Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVII 55 LETHBRIDQE. ALBERTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1974 10 Cents 28 Pages 175 want to be Alberta's Ombudsman CALGARY (CP) The Alberta government has received 175 applications for the job of provincial' Ombudsman and the selection committee has narrowed the field to a "short Committee Chairman Lou Hyndman said Thursday Mr Hyndman, government house leader, said the committee will be in Toronto next weekend to interview eastern applicants for the job. Applicants from Western Canada will be interviewed later in Edmonton. The committee, which received applications from every province, should be ready to present its choice for the job to the legislature in Apnl or May, Mr. Hyndman said. Alberta was the first province to name an Ombudsman in 1967 when George McClellan was appointed. Mr. McClellan is retiring. The Ombudsman investigates complaints filed by citizens against government departments and agencies Jaworski moves toward conflict with president Arab ministers in Washington for peace talks WASHINGTON (AP) U. S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger will hold talks this weekend with two Arab foreign ministers that may lead to disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces in the Golan Heights. Ismail Fahmy of Egypt and 30 farm job pools proposed By VIC PARSONS OTTAWA (CP) A milhon farm labor program that manpower officials admit is risky is forging ahead in the hope it will be in operation in southwestern Ontario within six weeks. The government intends to establish 30 farm labor pools across the country. Locations are not confirmed, but there will be at least one in every province except Newfoundland, officials said Thursday The "million was announced two weeks ago as part ofasummer employment prugmii for students. The manpower department expects, however, that only about or students will be in the expected pool of "workers available for farmwork. The program is being run as a test following reports of farmJabor shortages in 1973 The, spokesman added that if there had not been; reports of labor shortages last year, may have tried one central as an experiment rattier than starting off with 30. A The big question is how well farmers will support the plan, he added The farm labor pools will run like temporary office-help agencies located in cities. But the help offered to farmers will be on a non-profit basis, manpower officials say. Discussions still are going on with provincial governments on the program, but officials expect pools to be operating in southwestern Ontario, the first area, by April 1. Under the plan, local agricultural manpower boards will be set up with representatives from permanent federal-provincial agricultural manpower committees, communities, farm organizations and provincial and federal agencies The managers of local manpower centres will be included. Omar Sakkaf of Saudi Arabia are coming here to discuss Arab conditions for bringing Syria to the peace table. They will see Kissinger tonight or Saturday morning. Senior state department officials said the visit may mark the beginning of Syria's participation and lead to an easing of the Arab oil boycott and production squeeze against the United States. Afterwards, Kissinger will fly to Key Biscayne, Fla., to report to President Nixon. Presumably a compromise is being worked out to provide Israel with the names of war prisoners in Syrian hands. Until now, there has been virtually no progress toward negotiations since Kissinger called on President Hafez Assad in Damascus Jan. 20. MAY BE MEDIATOR Kissinger is prepared to serve in the same sort of mediator role that produced a separation of Egyptian and Israeli forces near the Suez canal. But first, officials here say, he must be convinced that the Syrians and the Israelis are really in a bar- gaining mood. Kissinger also is in touch with Sabah Kabant, a veteran Syrian diplomat who arrived here Monday to serve as a channel between Washington and Damascus. The two countries have not had diplomatic relations since the 1967 Israeli-Arab war. At a brief summit meeting Thursday in Algiers, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Presi- dent Anwar Sadat of Egypt, President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria and Assad are believed to have resolved some of their differences over the sus- pended peace talks. Arab sources said Fahmy and Sakkaf were sent to Washington to explain the conditions under which Syria would agree to a military disengagement on the Golan Heights. Gromyko 'More gaps in tapes9 Inside visiting France PARIS (Reuter) Soviet 'Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko arrived today on an official three-day visit to France. He was met at Orly airport by his French counterpart, Michel Jobert, with whom he was to begin his talks before meeting President Georges Pompidou later in the day. Gromyko's discussions with French leaders were expected to range over the entire world situation. 'It's the Russian Jews. They're ell starting to write Classified........24-27 Comics......22 Comment...........4 District.......17 Joan Waterfield___10 Local News.....15, 16 Markets...........23 Sports..........12, 13 Travel............14 TV ...........7, 8, 10 Weather..........3 At Home...........6 LOW TONIGHT 25; HIGH SAT., 45; SUNNY, WIND. Just a broken nose A long telephone pole being carried by a utility truck went crashing through the windshield of a car driven by Sheryl Trump, 26, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday. She escaped with only a broken nose. Compulsory seat belt law 'unenforceable' KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) The White House, while drawing a firm line against surrendering further tapes to special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski, said today it has "no desire to move to the point of confrontation" with him. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler told reporters it is Wilson's proposal scorned LONDON (Reuter) Vital coal supplies at Britain's power stations may reach danger level two weeks after the Feb. 28 general election, official figures show. Stockpiled supplies now total about 11.5 million tons. Weekly consumption is 1.3 million tons and fuel dumps will not be replenished until the coal miners' strike is settled. Thus, the danger point of seven million tons may confront a new government after its first week in office. At this level, there would be unplanned power cuts and pro- gressive dislocation of the country's electricity system. Widespread picketing by miners has stopped the delivery by road of coal still at pits. The miners said Thursday they also have tnins carrying fuel to igpns by dangling notices over railway bridges saying: picket line." A call by Labor Leader Har- old Wilson for a summit conference' of political and industrial leaders to end the miners' strike was scornfully rejected Thursday by Prune Minister Edward Heath. HEARINGS PLANNED He said that the independent pay board will start hearings Monday into the miners' wage demands and said that Wilson has "not grasped the point- that things have moved on." Wilson again hit at rising prices and raised the possibility of sugar rationing, accusing Heath of negotiating Common Market entry terms which ended Commonwealth arrangements guaranteeing supplies. Alberta taking fair to downtown Sapporo EDMONTON (CP) An Alberta fair will be held in a major downtown department store in Sapporo, Japan, later this year, the provincial government announced today. The fair, from Aug. 29 Sept. 2, will consist of large color photographs, miniature models and audio-visual presentations. TORONTO (CP) At- torney-General Dalton Bales of Ontario said Thursday a law requiring people to wear seat belts would be unenforceable and therefore useless. "It's education we need, not he said in an interview commenting on the recommendation by federal and provincial health ministers Wednesday that wearing seat belts and shoulder straps be made compulsory. The health ministers said a seat belt law would reduce traffic deaths in Canada by 700 a year. In 1972, the Canada Safety Council recorded traffic deaths. Fred Ellis, general manager of the Ontario Safety League, estimated the number of lives saved last year would have been as high as However, Syd Brown, presi- dent of the Metropolitan To- ronto Police Association, said it would be impossible for police to enforce a seat-belt law. He said police could only ob- tain evidence in cases of acci- dents where a driver was un- conscious or dead behind toe wheel. Swn and hMrd About town Labels on three mail baskets in Lea Ring's office reading and "So far out, it's Curler Gayle Cox so stiff after a big game she claimed she couldn't work the clutch in her car, while teammate Jidy Mono stating she took a bath in epsom salts and vinegar but should have imbibed the mixture instead. 'Devil didn't disappear with the Middle Ages5 Clergymen apprehensive about Exorcist playing locally By NOEL BUCHANAN Herald Staff Writer Spiritual distress could be increased in the Lethbridge area if the film, The Exorcist, is shown here, several local clergymen feel. Approved for restricted adult screening in Alberta this week, the movie will carry a warning classification advising theatre patrons of graphic scenes. The Exorcist is based on a true incident in Maryland in 1949 when a 14-year-old boy was reportedly possessed by a demon The movie version features a young girl who defiles a crucifix and spews green bile under demonic influence Ernie Martin, pastor of Picture Btrtie Church of the Nazarene and secretary of Lethbridge Ministerial Association, says he is already concerned about the high percentage of psychiatric problems and domestic emotional instability evidenced in Southern Alberta Mr Martin expressed a concern that films like The Exorcist will only further contribute to this disquiet and he is hoping local cinema operators can be given community support for rejecting the film's exhibition here Rev. Larry Hankinson, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church pastor, reported to a ministerial association meeting this week that three Lethbridge residents have expressed personal difficulties to him after dabbling in the occult Mr. Martin said the clergy has been sufficiently concerned about evil spirits to have made some local study. A book entitled Demons in the World Today by Merrill Unger has been circulated among ministerial association members. Mr. Martin said be could not estimate what effect Unger's book has had on the pulpit ministry. He added area Christian clergy, while aware of some occult activities, are generally reluctant to bung incidents into the open for fear of encouraging the curious "A lot of people say the devil went out in the Middle Ages, but be didn't. He is still claims Milton Israelson, Pentecostal Taber- nacle preacher. "On one band, one hesitates to talk about demon possession because one is aware of the dangers and anguish involved. Nevertheless, as a clergyman, one also knows something of the great joy that conies when a person is set be said Mr. Israelson said his advice to all persons Christian and otherwise is not to dabble in astrology, onija boards, occult bracelets, books and other paraphernalia Some of these items might seem innocent, Mr. Israelson said, but he claimed the articles can be associated with much evil power. Mr. Israelson said reversed crosses and other occult trinkets date back centuries through the Middle Ages, even to idolatrous worship in ancient Babylon. Mr. Israelson said be has had exposure to voodoo and demon possession during a three-month evangelistic ministry in the West Indies. Mr Israelson said he has encountered one case in the Lethbndge area A warlock, a male witch, became a Christian in Edmonton and gave a Christian girl some occult articles to destroy. However, the girl kept the objects when she moved to Lethbridge and the longer she did so the harder it was for her to destroy the items. When Uw girl sought spiritual help, the details came to light Mr Israelson said deliverance came only after all the items were destroyed. Mr. Israelson said a film like The Exorcist will only show bow determined Satan is to get power. Israelson said be doesn't want anything to do with the book or the movie Oblate priest Rev. J. A. Carroll of St. Patrick's Catholic Church says be plans to see The Exorcist whenever it comes this way. Father Carroll says he thinks the film is a good idea for prompting a discussion of exorcism. He said be hopes he won't have to deal with any relating situations. "I don't know of any cases of demon possession in Western Canada in recent Father Carroll said. "If special circumstances occurred, the bishop would appoint someone to act" The Anglicans do not bare an exorcist in Southern Alberta either. Rev. Frank Lee of St. Augustine's Church said if be was ever approached concerning the matter he would examine the situation for himself and see if it was necessary to perform the rite. Mr. Lee said be believes people can be possessed by a devil but he disregards a lot of what is claimed as "demon Mr. Lee said be has never encountered anything as graphic as that depicted in the book or reported to be hi the film Other city clergy reserved comments saying they bad not seen the fibn or read the book. President Nixon's desire that Jaworski proceed with his investigations "quickly and without further delay Ziegler, however, declined to give assurances that Jaworski would not be fired if he persists in seeking additional evidence from the White House but added, "there's been no discussion at all on that subject" Ziegler also issued a state- ment by James St Clair, Nixon's special counsel for Watergate matters, which said that a Jaworski request for 40 additional tapes plus documents would delay grand jury deliberations "many months." Thursday, in a letter to Senator James Eastland (Dem. chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, Jaworski said "it is now clear that evidence I deem material to our investigations will not be forthcoming." Jaworski disclosed that the material the president has re- fused to supply include the tapes of 27 presidential meet- ings and telephone calls related to the investigation of the Watergate break-in and cover-up. That number was far higher than had ever been indicated by the prosecutor's office Meanwhile, Westinghouse Broadcasting said Jaworski's office had discovered more apparent gaps in tapes of presidential conversations.' The Westinghouse report quoted .well-informed sources as saying the apparent gaps appeared during sensitive dis- cussions between Nixon and 'aides. It said audio experts who earlier investigated the gap in a tape of a conversation between Nixon and former aide H. R. Haldeman had been asked to investigate the new tapes and give an opinion as to whether they might have been tampered with. The report said it was not clear which tapes were in- volved. SLA leader may be escaped can BERKELEY (AP) Authorities are reported investigating the possibility that an escaped convict is the leader of the terrorist group which kidnapped Patricia Hearst. The San Francisco Chronicle and television station KQED said Thursday night the man is Donald David DeFreeze, 30, who escaped from California's Soledad prison last March 5 while serving a term for robbery, assault and possession of stolen cheques. Both the newspaper and the station said DeFreeze is the Cinque of the Hearst kidnap case. However, the FBI said DeFreeze is not a prime sus- pect DeFreeze is "one of several people who are known to have used the alias said John Kelley, assistant in charge of the San Francisco FBI office. Cinque was (be name of a leader of a slave ship revolt in the 19th century. The Chronicle said the man who called himself Cinque in a tape-recorded message to the Hearst family Tuesday was the leader and founder of the Symtrionese Liberation Army (SLA) Miss Hearst, 19, was dragged from her apartment near the University of California Feb. 4. Cinqne said she would be killed unless Miss Hearst's father finances a huge food giveaway for California's needy The cost of such a food distribution has been estimated at as high as million The girl's father is Randolph Hearst, president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner and chairman of the Hearst Corp.