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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, February 15, 1975 News In brief Coast tug search resumes VICTORIA (CP) A search resumed at dawn today for an 85 foot tug with six men on board, missing on a trip from Masset in the Queen Charlotte Islands to' Prince Rupert on the British Colum- bia coast. Rivtow Straits Ltd. officials identified the men. Friday night as Captain Max Sievert, BO, Cliff Moraes, 31, mate, Howard M. Pierce, 53, engineer, Andre Schmidt, 43, cook, all of Prince Rupert; and deckhands Alan East, 20, of Mission B.C., and Frank Breretton, 20, of Toronto. The Rivtow rogue, towing a 168 foot barge, was last heard from at 8 a.m. Friday When it was reported just off the northeast tip of the Queen Charlottes, search and rescue officials said. Shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, the lightkeeper at Triple Island, 20 miles west of Prince Rupert, reported a barge without any tug in a stationary position three miles west of the island. An aircraft circled the site and reported seeing the barge with a two line leading down. Guerrillas claim assassination BUENOS AIRES (AP) Left-wing Montonero guerrillas say one of their assassination squads killed a right-wing congressman, one of four people slain in a wave of terrorism in Argentine Friday. The official news agency Telam says a communique from the leftist Peronist group claimed responsibility for the death of Hipolito Acuna. He was fatally wound- ed by machine gun fire from a. passing car as he was driving near his home in Santa Fe, 300 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. He was the second congress- man killed in the last six months. Leftist legislator Ro- doifo Ortego Pena was shot to death by a right-wing group last July. Other victims of attacks Friday were a retired army sergeant and two leftist fac- tory workers. The killings brought the number of political assassinations this year to more than 25. Provincial candidates GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) A 41 year old Grande Prairie alderman, Gordon Astle, was nominated Friday to contest the Grande Prairie riding for the Liberal party in the March 26 provincial elec- tion. Roy Wilson, Social Credit MLA for Calgary Bow, was nominated by acclamation Friday. The construction company owner will be seek- ing his third term in the legislature as the riding's representative. Meanwhile, Jack Dunbar, 58, a crane operator, was nominated Friday to contest Calgary Bow as the NDP can- didate. Malagasy rebels surrender TANANARIVE (Reuter) Col. Brechard Rajaonarison, leader of 400 police mutineers in the Malagasy Republic, was reported today to have surrendered to government troops. His surrender ended a four- day trial of strength between the insurgents, blamed for the assassination Tuesday of head of state Richard Ratsiman- drava. It was not clear where Bre- chard surrendered. Loyal troops launched an ar- mored assault on the rebels' camp Thursday. Chicago gunman captured CHICAGO (AP) Authorities say a gunman sought in connection with the shootings of five policemen in south suburban Chicago was BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL captured after a Shootout with Chicago police Friday night. Police identified the man as Timothy Johnson, 36. He was listed in satisfactory condition at a local hospital from a gun- shot wound and lacerations suffered in a jump from a third floor window of a building during the Shootout. Two policemen suffered lesser injuries. 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U.S. economists warn grocery bill may soar Washington (AP) The in- crease in the cost of food is slowing down in the United States, but government econo- mists say another round of bad weather could send grocery prices soaring again by the end of the year. "Favorable weather and the expectation of large harvests could bring about a substan- tial slowing in food price increases by mid-year and possibly some declines late in the the agriculture department said Friday. But "another year of poor growing conditions and dis- appointing harvests could result in even further food price increases." The department said con- sumers spent a record billion for food last year, up 14.6 per cent from 1973. Most of the 1974 food-cost increase came because crop- related products were much more expensive. In 1973, higher prices of animal products, mainly meat, led the way. Meanwhile, retail food prices are rising at a slower pace than the department forecast two months ago. Those now are expected to rise two to three per cent in the first quarter and perhaps another three per cent in the second, the department said. Last December, the depart- ment said prices probably would go up three to four per cent in each of the first two quarters this year, an annual rate of 15 per cent. Larry Summers of the department's economic research service said the new forecast represents an annual increase of 10 to 12 per cent. For all of 1974, retail food prices rose an average of 14.5 per cent from 1973, with most of the gain in the early part of the year. Another indication that in- flation may be slowing, a de- cline in wholesale prices in January, helped push stock prices higher Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 7.28 to 734.20 after an- nouncement of the wholesale price drop of three-tenths of one per cent. In other economic develop- ments: Association of Ameri- can Railroads said U.S. rail- roads laid off more than workers in December and January. The association said the decline was caused by the current recession and not by any diversion of traffic to other forms of transportation. labor department said 5.6 million persons were collecting unemployment benefits in the week ended Jan. 25, yet several companies have complained that they were unable to fill jobs with pay ranging from to 2.50 an hour. group of Democrats in the House of Representatives is considering a proposal to reward, new car buyers who choose models that get good gasoline mileage and punish those who pick gas guzzlers. Spirits 'no influence' on King's decisions VANCOUVER (CP) A leading Canadian historian has concluded that former Prime Minister MacKenzie King's public world of politics was not directly influenced by his private world of spiritualism. C. P. Stacey of the Universi- ty of Toronto said Friday in a lecture at the University of British Columbia that Mr. King's recently published diaries contain no evidence that the late Liberal prime minister got "direct political advice" from the spirit world. He may have "seen or made contact with" dead prime ministers like Borden and Laurier, as Mr. King recorded in his diaries, but there is no evidence that Mr. King took action as a direct result of these communications. Mr. Stacey, former chief historian of the Canadian Ar- my, said he has come to the conclusion that "the spirits in effect told him what he wanted to hear perhaps they were a form of support for an unsure and insecure man." Mr. Stacey, who entitled his lecture "Mackenzie King and his said his selection Biologist Julian Huxley dies in London at 87 LONDON Julian Huxley, distinguished British biologist, and author, died Fri- day night at his London home at the age of 87. Sir Julian was the older brother of novelist Aldous Huxley, who died in 1963. Grandson of the Victorian biologist Thomas Huxley, a champion of Darwinism, Sir Julian was born June He was the eldest son of schoolmaster and editor Leonard Huxley. Sir Julian grew up in an at- mosphere of science and culture and his later writings reflected an enormous range of interests from poetry, religion and philosophy to zoology and cancer research. He was often described as Britain's "public scientist No. 1" for his books and broad- casts trying to explain the achievements of science in plain terms. Tall, slim, bushy-eyebrowed and bespectacled, Sir Julian became in 1M6 the first direc- tor-general of the United Nations Educational, Scien- tific and Cultural Orgahiza-, tion He was knighted in 1KI. of such a title would indicate a very short lecture since there is a general feeling Mr. King had few friends. "I believe it is true that he had no political said Mr. Stacey. "He had many political associates who treated him with respect and admiration as a politician." But among these people there was.no personally close friend, he added. Mr. King's personal friends were few, but close, Mr. Stacey said. The professor spent most of his lecture discussing three persons he considers to have been three of the most signifi- cant in Mr. King's life. They were a onetime Ot- tawa newspaperman named Bert Harper, and two women, Marjorie Herridge, the wife of Presbyterian minister, and Joan Pateson, the wife of an Ottawa banker. North Korea boat sinks SEOUL (AP) South- Korean forces sank a 50-ton North Korean spy boat in South Korean waters today, the defence ministry said. It said South Korean shore batteries and naval vessels opened fire during the battle and that North Korean naval vessels and South Korean air force jet fighters were called in. It did not list North Korean casualties, but said one South Korean boy was killed and an- other wounded by stray bullets in the frontline town of Kojin. It said a survivor of the sun- ken was found on a rubber raft along with three North Korean military un- iforms and rescued by a South Korean boat. It was the second naval bat- tle (ought in the area in eight Americans plan oil cartel break RIYADH (AP) The United States is laying plans to try to break up the world oil cartel through long-term oil deals with individual producers at prices below the current fixed level. This was learned as U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger arrived in Saudi Arabia today to discuss prospects of producer- consumer co-operation on oil prices with King Faisal. Kissinger said the U.S. atti- tude toward the discussions "will be one of conciliation, Cyprus line disputed NICOSIA (AP) Greek-Cy- priots continued demonstrations today to protest the unilateral proclamation of a separate Turkish-Cypriot state. Thousands of Greek-Cypriot refugees from the Turkish- occupied part of the island staged silent picket parades in all the main island towns. The Refugee Central Com- mittee, which speaks for the displaced Greek-Cy- priots, also sent a protest cable to UN Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim. The cable said that the un- ilateral Turkish proclamation on Thursday "promotes the partitionist plans of the Turkish side, and aims at abolishing the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Cyprus 1 Republic." Hunger strikers supported DUBLIN (Reuter) About 100 demonstrators from Northern Ireland marched into the Irish republic near Newry today in support of jailed guerrillas on hunger strike, one of whom was feared to be dying. The hunger strikers, mem- bers of the outlawed Irish Re- publican Army (IRA) are de- manding political prisoners' status and other privileges, but so far the government has refused to give in for security reasons. Charles O'Donnelli a justice of the peace, was jailed for six years here today for hoarding arms to be used in the IRA's fight against British rule in Northern Ireland, which has cost lives in the last five years. The weakest of them already has received the last rites of the Roman Catholic church. Medical sources said he could lapse into an irrever- sible coma within the next 48 hours after having lived on i salt and water for 44 days. Development need studied ALGIERS (AP) Officials from more than 60 developing countries opened a three-day ministerial meeting today to reassert demands for "a new economic world order." Algeria called the meeting to prepare a joint stand for the second United Nations Development Conference in Lima, Peru, in April. All 13 members of the OPEC oil cartel are taking part in the Algiers meeting, but there has been no reference in any of the com- ments published here so far to a possible recycling of the oil exporters' surplus funds for the benefit of the developing countries. cooperation and traditional friendship." It was learned privately, however, that the U.S. plans to strike at the price-setting power of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries by making in- dividual deals at prices below the current to ?11 a barrel set by OPEC. At least one producer is said to have expressed an interest in such an arrangement. In another development, OPEC postponed for one week, until Feb. 25, a schedul- ed meeting of oil ministers in Vienna. No reason was given, but the later date moves it closer to another OPEC meeting to begin March 1 in Algiers where oil ministers will be joined by foreign and finance ministers, all of whom will prepare for an OPEC summit. Kissinger also planned to give Faisai a report on his Middle East peace mission of the last five days during a 17- hour visit before flying on to Bonn. Earlier in Aqaba, he conferred with King Hussein of Jordan and his prime minister, Zaid Rifai, for four hours before departing for Riyadh, the Saudi capital. He is expected to be in Riyadh for 17 hours and fly to Bonn later in the day. Kissinger told reporters in Aqaba that he was "very satisfied" with his ex- ploratory talks in Egypt and Israel. "I'm happy that the talks have enabled me to come back in a few weeks for more con- crete Kissinger said without giving details of his conversations with leaders in Cairo or Jerusalem. But in Jerusalem, an Israeli official said chances for a Sinai agreement were 50-50 at best. .The official told reporters that neither Egypt nor Israel had offered major concessions that would permit a new agreement on dis- engagement in the Sinai peninsula. In Moscow, Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev said Kissinger's step-by-step ap- proach to diplomacy in the Middle East was "useful" if its leads to a rapid settlement. However, in a luncheon meeting with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Brezhnev called for' the "earliest possible re- sumption" of the Geneva peace conference on the Mid- dle East conflict. TWA 'BEEPER' WARNING SUFFICIENT IN MISHAP WASHINGTON (AP) Trans World Airlines Flight 514 could have avoided striking a northern Virginia mountainside had the pilot reacted immediately to an altitude-warning beeper eight seconds before impact, an inquiry into the crash has been told. Richard Nevill, the Federal Aviation Administration's chief inspector of TWA pilots, gave that testimony Friday as the National Transportation Safety Board ended its third week of hearings into the Dec. 1 jetliner crash that killed all 92 persons aboard. A safety board transcript of recorded conversation by the cockpit crew showed that an altitude warning horn sounded four times in the 61 seconds before impact. The third warning sounded eight seconds before impact, giv- ing crew members adequate time to put the plane into a 100-foot climb that would have avoided the mountain, Nevill said. The transcript showed that the pilot gave an order to "get some power on" two or three seconds before the crash. Asked what he would have done upon hearing an altitude- warning horn, Nevill replied: "I'd start doublechecking awful quick." Strap lawsuits sting teachers EDMONTON (CP) Teachers are concerned about their legal position regarding strapping because of ar increase in lawsuits levelled against them, Robert Vicker- son, a Wetaskiwin lawyer, told a teachers meeting Friday. Mr. Vickerson told the convention of north central Alberta teachers that not only does strapping open the door to a charge of physical assault but with the charge comes bad publicity the teaching profes- sion can ill afford. "Teachers are worried about their ability to handle corporal punishment which can be as little as a slap and get them into trouble." He said there are more suits than ever before over dis- ciplinary action taken by teachers. Paul McGaffey, program director for Save Tomorrow Stop Pollution, called for instruction in political pressure for students. "The political process has been considered by many teachers as confrontation a perception of politics that is extremely he said in an interview following his speech. He called for out of classroom education where students study environmental problems. Deaths Settlement approaching MONTREAL (CP) The prospect of a settlement in a 14-month-old strike at United Aircraft of Canada Ltd. plants appeared brighter Friday after both sides in the dispute accepted a series of com- promises offered by Quebec Labor Minister Jean Cour- noyer. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Dunkirk, N.Y. William Koch, 96, president of the Koch Brewery, after a long illness. Toronto Rose Macdonald, 83, a founder of the Dominion Drama Festival and longtime drama critic with the former Toronto Telegram. Toronto Raymond Boyden, a Toronto doctor named a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and noted as the most highly decorated medical officer in the Commonwealth. San Bernadlno, Calif. Jerry Pettis, 58, United States Congressman since 1966. Bath Johnson Says Heart disease is common! called the Disease of'Living. Ac cording to (he famou Framing ham Heart Research, ex tended over 20 years from 194 to 1970, heart disease migh more fittingly be called the Disease of Affluence or Eas; Living. Dr. Wm. B. Kannel, M.D. reported in Nutrition Today, May 1971. some of the conclusion about heart disease and higl blood pressure which wer reached after men and women who started out free o heart disease, were examinee every other year for twenty yaflts These people were between the ages of 30 and 62. Needless to say, many of them became records only before the end o) the research period. Framingham Is in Massachusetts, 21 miles south- west of Boston. Industry in the town is retail-light industry, Framingham is basically residential town from which com- muters rush off to work in larger rounding cities. Some of the definite con- clusions reached as a result of the 20-year study follow: 1. Diet is the single, most impor- tant factor known concerning heart disease. 2. Overweight (obesity) is a probable result of too much fat and sugar in the diet which results in too many calories for the amount of energy used up each day. 3. Primates (monkey, when fed the usual American table food, had atherosclerosis lesions (sore places) form in their arteries just as people do. These lesions go away when more natural food is eaten, but less of it. !t seems to make almost no difference how much cholesterol there Is in the food you eat. The high cholesterol level seems to be caused by something else having to do with diet but In 1971 no-one could learn what thai something was. People coming from a low risk area to a high risk area, soon take on the eating habits of people In the high risk area. (To be Courtesy: The Lethbridge Milk Foundation. ;