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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdae Herald VOL. LXVII 56 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1974 PRICE: 15 CENTS 68 Pages Narrow escape for six RICK ERVIN photo Six people were injured, one seriously enough to require hospitalization, after the car they were riding in early this morning went out of control and smashed into a steel and concrete support on the railway underpass on 13th St. and 1st Ave. S. The car, destroyed in the single-vehicle mishap, skidded about 180 feet before crashing. Pat Leavitt, of the York Hotel, is in fair condition this morning in Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. The driver of the car, Cathie Reuther, 2007 6th Ave. N., and four other passengers were treated for minor injuries and released. Investigations continue. Arabs to use oil revenues f to helpj needy By ARTHUR L. GAVSHON LONDON (AP) Key Arab oil states have agreed on preliminary plans to use their swollen oil revenues to set up multimillion dollar development banks for Asia and Africa, diplomatic sources here say Senior diplomats of some of the Arab governments involved say, however, that the states continue "to disagree over specifics on running the banks. For example, they say, Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries want to confine the banks' operations in Asia to Moslem countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Other regimes, including Algeria, insist that such a policy would deny aid to friendly countries like India. As for Africa, the diplomats say Arab governments are fighting over the site of the African bank's headquarters. The Sudanese, Algerians, Egyptians and Lebanese are reported to have offered their capitals, but informants say Cairo or Beirut is likely to be chosen because of their more suitable living facilities for bank employees. The preliminary plans call for each of the banks to start off with relatively modest financing, about million. But the Arab oil producers are expected to accumulate about billion in total foreign-exchange assets by 1960, and new donations to the banks will always be accepted, the sources said. The sources said the banks would provide aid to needy countries that rallied politically to the Arab cause before and after the October war with Israel and give those countries special grants or loans to meet the increasing costs of oU. The banks also would allow the Arabs to invest surplus oil revenue in development projects in Asia and Africa in anticipation of the eventual reduction of fuel prices when resources dry up or alternative power sources emerge. In certain situations involving poor informants cited Botswana in southern Africa as an might take the form of direct grants. Better-off Kenya was for the purchase of oil might be made available on easy terms. "A 20-year loan at 2.5 per cent interest would mean Kenya, during its development phase, would only have to find about 7.5 per cent extra cash for its one diplomat explained. Hearst behind schedule in fpod-dispenshig plan Fisticuffs in the name of God A difference of religious opinion ended up with a Coutts man pleading guilty in provincial court Friday to three charges of common assault Archibald McLachlan, 95, was accused of assaulting Marvin James Penton and Clayton Brian Dick, both of Lethbridge, who were distributing religious literature door-to-door in Coutts Dec. 90 McLachlan's lawyer said the Coutts man had previously asked members of Mr. Penton's and Mr. Dick's religion not to return to his place. When be learned that the men bad visited his borne again, be went looking for them and assaulted them. "It amazes me that people could come to fisticuffs over said Provincial Judge L W Hudson. He gave McLachlac a six-month suspended sentence. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Randolph Hearst has until Tuesday to meet the initial demand of his daughter's kidnappers. He says he is behind schedule. The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) gave Hearst until Tuesday to begin distributing worth of food for each needy Californian as a pre- condition for negotiations for the release of 19-year-old Patricia Hearst, abducted Feb 4. In a tape received from the SLA Tuesday, one of the abductors calling himself Field Marshal General Cinque said: "I am quite willing to carry out the execution of your daughter to save the life of starving men, women and children of every race." Hearst termed the food-dis- tnbution request an impossible task that could cost as much as million. However, he said he will try to comply, at least in part. He told reporters Friday he is a "couple of days behind." "What I hope to do is give food to people who really need it and not just assume that anybody with a welfare card who wants to can go in and pick it Hearst said. "I don't know the details yet" The food giveaway program involves legal problems, Hearst told reporters He would not elaborate. SUSPECTS NAMED Published reports Friday identified Cinque, a name taken from the leader of an 1839 revolt aboard the slave ship L'Amistad, as Donald David DeFreeze, 30 The reports, in the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Oakland Tribune, also identified There Wheeler. 29, as a suspect Hearst is president and editor of The Examiner. Charles Bates, FBI agent handling the case, called the reports "pure even though photographs of the men resembled composites made of the suspects. The three newspapers said Wheeler, who escaped from the California Medical Facility at Vacavilte last Aug 2, had been a close friend of DeFreeze while both were imprisoned at Soledad. The Examiner said prisoners at Folsom and Soledad prisons recognized the two men's voices on a tape recording from the SLA, TONIGHT HIGHS SUNNY Philippine battle claims over ZAMBOANGA (AP) At least persons are dead or missing after heavy fighting last week in the southern Philippines, government officials here say. Officials of the department of social welfare said the may be figure conservative. They speculated that as many as persons may have fled the Jolo Island, where the fighting between Moslem secessionists and government troops occurred. Gasoline tax reduction seen CALGARY (CP) A Calgary newspaper says a provincial government budget of between billion and billion will be presented to the Alberta legislature by Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely March 22. Clash with Jaworski not wanted KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) With the Senate judiciary committee set to vote- Tuesday on whether to take testimony about President Nixon's refusal to yield more Watergate tapes, the White House says it wants no confrontation with special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. At the same time, President Nixon's chief spokesman and his principal Watergate lawyer emphasized anew Friday that Nixon has drawn a fine line against what was termed Jaworskt's "continued and seemingly unending incursions" into presidential files. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler told reporters the White House has "no desire to move to the point of confrontation" with the prosecutor but wants him to "proceed quickly and without further delay" in his in- vestigations. He said these is "no intention or contemplation whatsoever" of firing Jaworski. In a written statement, spe- cial counsel-James St. Clair said that to provide Jaworski with 40 additional tapes plus documents would delay grand jury investigations "many months." Ziegler said neither Nixon nor St. Clair has listened to the 40 tapes sought by Jaworski, but St. Clair said "a careful review of this request led me to the conclusion that this new material was at best only corroborative of or cumulative to evidence already before the grand jury. Ziegler was unable to explain how St. Clair reached this conclusion without hearing the tapes or reviewing the documents involved. Jaworski reported to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that Nixon was refusing to provide bun with further evidence he requested, and Senator Robert Byrd said, the committee will meet Tuesday to vote on whether to call Jaworski to testify. The Albertan quotes a government source as saying that the budget, the largest in Alberta's history, "will include no new taxes and no increases in existing taxes." A reduction in the province's gasoline tax is "a firm possibility" and revisions to the municipal financing formula are likely. At the present, municipalities have to keep their annual null rate increase below 7 5 per cent annually or below 22.5 per cent over three years in order to receive provincial government incentive grants. "The new budget for the 1974-75 fiscal year will see expenditures on the part of the Department of Health and Social Development, Department of Education and Department of Agriculture eat up the lion's share of the budget "Expenditures for the administration of justice will also show a marked increase with the new solicitor general's department and the attorney general's department taking a substantial slice of the financial pie The 1973-74 budget totalled billion. settlement DAMASCUS (AP) Palestinian leaders met in this Syrian capital today to decide whether they should accept a settlement with Israel on territorial problems that have caused four Middle East wars in the last quarter of a century. The leaders make up the central council of the Palestinian movement. The committee is composed of the nine-member executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and an undisclosed number of representatives from the Palestinian National Council, which is a sort of parliament in exile Issues being debated were: -Would the guerrillas yield to Egyptian and Soviet pressure to form a Palestine government in exile? they attend, if in- vited, the Arab-Israeli peace talks in Geneva? they accept the .creation of a Palestine state in areas Israel might abandon Irrigation workers faTor strike by 71% Outside workers employed by the Lethbndge Northern Irrigation District have given 71 per cent approval for a strike in the event their contract talks with the district are unsuccessful. In a government-supervised ballot Friday, 12 of the 18 workers organized last spring by the Canadian Union of Public Employees voted in favor of strike action. The union can now call a legal strike after 48 hours notice. However, Nap Milroy, Henderson Stadium approved CUPE representative, said today the union will re-apply for mediation services in the hope the district will now agree to that action. LNID had previously rejected a CUPE application -for mediation. The workers are asking for a base wage rate of a month, compared to the present rate of a month Cyril Noble, chairman of the LNID board of directors, today refused comment on the strike vote, saying a statement would be forthcoming "when our house is in order." Artillery duel DAMASCUS Syria said it Israel engineering (Renter) destroyed an unit and inflicted a number of casualties in an artillery duel on the Golan Heights today. No Syrian losses were re- ported. City council approved Friday a proposal to complete stage one of the Henderson Lake stadium by June at an approximate cost of Mayor Andy Anderson says tenders for the work will be invited in March. As soon as it's financially possible, portable bleachers and interior service areas for washrooms and concessions will be added. About town Ola Skeith, Fort Macleod, resorting to pasting a name sticker on her skin after having trouble getting it to adhere to her fortrel dress... Rm Yosihara being question- ed by friends who found him ruling through a waste basket supposedly hi search of a lost wallet... Bob Mod sporting a sweater and six, badly designed neckties, after being hypnotized. China's youth restless Another cultural revolution By JOSEPH LELYVELD New York Times Service HONG KONG Now that the whole of China has come under a barrage of exhortations to "plunge spontaneously" into a movement modeled on the cultural revolution, to "Red Guards" and "Little Red Soldiers" are being beard with increasing frequency. So far there has been no sign of mammoth rallies and the frenzied activism of the kind that nourished briefly in 1966 when millions of young "revolutionary successors" were encouraged by Chairman Mao Tse-Tung himself, to assault the entrenched leadership of the Communist Party. But there is a definite attempt to evoke the spirit of those days. Tina, a rally of Red Guards, Little Red Soldiers and Communist Youth League members in Chengtu, in the southwestern province of Stcchwan, was told the other day, that the time had come for "young people and juveniles" to "stand in the front line of the struggle, break through the enemy lines and open fierce fire on Lin and the doctrine of Confucius." Some other dues to the mood in China these days were found in an article about a 12-year-oM girl named Huang Shuai that wu splashed on the front page of Jenmin Jih Pao, the party newspaper. A student in a Peking primary school, she was first presented as a model to the nation last December by the paper which published a letter she wrote complaining that her teacher was picking on her because she dared to criticize turn. "Are we children of the Mao Tse-Tung era to be made to act like the letter asked. As presented hi an accompanying editorial which praised the youngster for "going against the tide" the official answer to her question amounted to an indignant "certainly But a hapless party functionary in Inner Mongolia named Wang Ya-Cbo apparently missed the signal and wrote Huang Shuai a letter telling her to respect her elders. There was no praise for Wang Ya-Cbo for "going against the tide Instead, his letter, which wasn't reprinted, gave Huang Shuai another occasion to demonstrate her precocious skills as a polemicist. Sounding remarkably like a Jenmin Jih Pao editorial writer, the youngster condemned "eclecticism" and "the pernicious influence of the revisionist line Wang Ya-Cbo may she said, but things were looking up hi her classroom, for it is "now a dass in which everyone is a Little Red Guard" Tbe exact connection of the letter to the new "revolutionary storm" that is being heralded in China is not yet clear, but it established, at least, the right of any 12-year-old to denounce an official of the Communist party ;