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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Monday, February News in brief Queen visits Bermuda HAMILTON (AP) Ber- muda is having a general strike and visits from Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and holidayers from the United States. But the 'strike is expected to have little effect on any of the visitors. The Queen and her husband arrived Sunday, hours after the Bermuda In- dustrial Union began a general strike in support of pay demands. Dean's life threatened ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) John Dean, former White House lawyer, delivered his scheduled speech before a college audience here in spite of two threats against his life. The threats were made in separate telephone calls to the Oneonta Star newspaper. Each caller told the new- spaper that Dean was to be shot, the newspaper said. Dean's speech Sunday at the State University College was marked by some jeers from the audience, but no violent in- cidents were reported. Soviet-British pacts signed MOSCOW (AP) Soviet and British leaders signed five wide-ranging co-operation agreements today, putting the seal on what Prime Minister Harold Wilson called a "fresh start" in Anglo-Soviet relations. The two countries agreed to hold regular political con- sultations, to work together toward nuclear disarmament and to implement exchanges in scientific, technical, in- dustrial, medical and economic spheres. Didsbury arena burned DIDSBURY (CP) A fire early Sunday destroyed the Memorial Hockey Arena built in 1947. The mayor estimated the loss at The cause of the fire in the town, 25 miles southwest of Red Deer, was still being investigated. A curling rink next to the wooden arena was not damaged in the fire. IRA prisoners end strike DUBLIN (AP) Twelve imprisoned Irish Republican Army men have ended a week hunger strike but it was not clear whether the govern- ment agreed to segregate them from common criminals. An IRA statement said the men ended their salt-and- water fast Sunday after a "satisfactory settlement" was reached with authorities at Portlaoise penitentiary 50 miles from Dublin. The state- ment gave no details of the agreement. Alberta election may influence House debate OTTAWA (CP) Some of the first shots of the March 26 Alberta election campaign may be fired in the Commons this week. Both Progressive Con- servatives and New Democrats will be shooting from the hip as they try to score points here and in Ed- monton in the continued debate on the government's proposed income tax legislation. Debate on it is expected to last at least another two days this week as thousands of tax- payers await its passage so they can get 1974 income tax rebates. The Commons was expected to return to debate On sections of the legislation dealing with resources taxation Tuesday. Because this strongly affects Saigon gov't drops charges SAIGON (Reuter) The Saigon government has decid- ed to drop charges against ex- ecutives of six newspapers ac- cused of defaming President Nguyen Van Thieu, it was an- nounced today. Four of the six newspapers have already been shut down by withdrawal of their licences in a crackdown which began two weeks ago. Eigh- teen journalists were arrested in the crackdown. RICK ERVIN photos The brothers Bain Conrad Baine, formerly of Lethbridge, now an actor in the television series. Maude, looks over a childhood photograph, above, with his Edmonton twin brother, Bonner. Conrad Bain was joined on the stage of the Yates Centre Saturday by Bonner during the second Western Canada Lottery Foundation draw. Conrad, who was master of ceremonies at the draw, stands at right beside first prize winner, Jo-Anne Puss of Fort Erie, Ont, after she found she had just won See related stories on Pages 18 and 20. Vorster visits Liberia LONDON (AP) The leaders. London Times says South African Prime Minister John Vorster made a secret 24-hour visit to Liberia last week, con- tinuing his efforts to improve relations with Black African The newspaper says Vorster met Tuesday with Liberian President William Tolbert who said it was time for nations to co-operate. Man charged in shooting HIGH PRAIRIE (CP) Gary William Woolridge, 26, of High Prairie was scheduled to appear in court here today, charged with attempted murder after a man went on a shooting spree and injured six people early Saturday. RCMP said the shootings began about a.m. during a party at a home in High Prairie, about 175 miles northwest of Edmonton. Police say a man who earlier had left the party, returned carrying a shotgun, kicked open the front dpo'r of the house, stepped inside and' BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE gunman then left the house and drove to a home in the southeast section of town. RCMP said they surrounded the house in what turned out to be a two-hour siege Henry, Gromyko talks 'fruitful' GENEVA (AP) U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko ended two days of "fruitful" talks today on the whole range of issues between the two powers. They met for more than five hours before, during and after lunch at Kissinger's hotel, dis- cussing the Middle East and efforts to limit strategic nuclear arms. Kissinger escorted his Soviet colleague down to the lobby where Gromyko told reporters: "I consider the talks to be fruitful for U.S.- Soviet relations and we are convinced for other states and for the international situation WINTER GAMES RED GRILLE SPECIAL as well." Kissinger said he and Gromyko discussed im- plementation of the U.S.- Soviet summit agreement to set ceilings on nuclear weapons. Negotiators from both sides began'drafting on Jan. 31 the details of the Nov. 23 Vladivostok accord be- tween President Ford and Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev. Earlier, U.S. officials said the Soviets so far have not been "actively obstruc- tionist" in Kissinger's efforts to obtain another Israeli withdrawal in return for tangible moves by Egypt toward acceptance of the ex- istence of Israel. U.S. officials said the Soviets so far had not been "actively obstructionist" in Kissinger's efforts to obtain another Israeli withdrawal in return for tangible moves by Egypt toward acceptance of the existence of Israel. However, the Soviets have renewed pressure for early re- sumption of the Geneva peace conference, which the United States opposes for fear it would break down into a dis- pute over Palestinian par- ticipation. Kissinger began the day conferring with Roger Gallppin, president of the ex- ecutive council of the Inter- national Committee of the Red Cross about Americans missing in Indochina. 'Ontario election would clash with Tory meeting' Cambodia forces driven back PHNOMPENH (AP) -The Cambodian government's drive to reopen the Mekong River supply route from South Vietnam received a severe setback today when a govern- ment battalion was driven from positions on one bank of the river, military sources said. The battalion fled the west bank where it landed last week at Peam Raing, 40 miles southeast of Phnom Penh, the sources said. OTTAWA (CP) It would not be a good idea to hold a Conservative Party leadership convention while an Ontario election, campaign is under way, says Conser- vative Leader Robert Stan- field: An Ontario election "would interfere a great deal with the federal leadership conven- Mr. Stanfield said. In an interview taped for the CTV program, Question Period, the Conservative leader said no decision has been taken on whether to hold the convention in the fall of this year or in early 1976. Conservative Premier Wil- liam Davis has yet to set a date for an Ontario election, but a fall date has been men- tioned as a possibility. Mr. Stanfield also said his decision to step down from the leadership is firm. He said he has no intention of determining who the new Conservative leader should be. But he said he cares about the party's future policy. "I don't want a far right wing Conservative he- said. "I want a party that has appeal to Canadians of all walks of life and all parts of the country." The election of Margaret Thatcher as leader of the Brit- ish Conservative party has in- creased the possibility of elec- ting a woman leader of the Conservative Party in Canada, Mr. Stanfield said. Barrett to try stint at being a reporter PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. (CP) British Columbia Premier Dave Barrett says he would like to work as a newsman by the end of the year as part of his practice of trying out other people's jobs. Mr. Barrett, who made the comment Saturday at a ribbon- cutting ceremony for a new ice arena and senior citizens' centre, said he envisions taking a desk assignment like any other reporter. He jokingly added he will be "different than (reporters) at present unbiased." He said he might also work in television news. provinces, it can be a-strong factor in the Alberta election. The government wants to end corporate tax-deductions of natural resources royalties paid to the provinces. The western provinces are strongly opposed to this and the Conservatives have been fighting it ever since it was first proposed. NDP parliamentary leader Ed Broadbent spent much of last week discussing the legislation and other things with the three NDP premiers and the party caucus's ex- ecutive was to hear his report today. With the NDP hoping to make some inroads into the Alberta now is only one NDP caucus probably will opt for a strong position and come out fighting. Meanwhile, Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winnipeg North Centre) party House leader, said Friday he expects the income tax legislation can get through the Commons in two days. The government is not so sure; three days are set aside for the debate. The legislation has to get through the Commons and through the Senate before re- bates are payable because some income tax cuts are included in it. City couple wins in in lottery QUEBEC (CP) The two prizes from the fourth Olympic lottery draw Sunday night were claimed early today by two groups of winners in Northern Ontario communities 75 miles apart. Three women of Fauquier, Ont., shared the first Si- million draw while the second fl-million winners were two men of nearby Hearst, Ont. The bonanza came as "an unbelievable surprise" to Mrs. Blanche Marcoux, 62, who shares million with her daughter Raymonde Morin, 41, and a friend, Annette Gagnon, 36. The three held ticket number 6405101, purchased at a Caisse Populaire credit union branch in Kapuskasing. The second ticket, number 5042918, was held by Michel 'Richard, 24, and his brother-in-law Roland Martin, 22. They said they purchased the ticket at a local corner store. Both plan to be in Montreal today to pick up the cheque. The Olympic Lottery draw made one Lethbridge couple richer. Cliff and Lucille Potter of No. 1 3404 Spruce Drive, pick- ed up the in Sunday's million dollar giveaway. Mrs. Potter said today their taxfree winnings will go towards building a house they expect to start next year. She added her husband, an apprentice electrician here, and herself were "terribly ex- cited" when they learned of their win. Names of other major win- ners with ticket numbers 2919471, worth and 6808336, worth were not immediately known. The prize went to the holder of ticket number 4998167 while number 4010370 picked up the prize. The and prizes were won by ticket numbers 3984575, 3475155 and 5767779 respec- tively. The winning numbers were 5926221, 3041691, 4078049, 2176262 and 2539671. Abortion conviction raises fears among doctors 6HEESEIBR6EILHATTEI Uumbo Ib. all lean beef hamburger with tneltcd Old English cheese on lop. Coin- with frcnch fried potalncs, cole or tomato on lettuce. Delicious ratine! 1.091 College Shopping Mill 2025 Mayor Magrath Monday, Tuttday ft Wtdnttday a.m. to p.m. Thurtday ft Friday a.m. to 9.00 p.m. DEPARTMENT STORES Saturday a.m. to p.m. wi THE BIOHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES BOSTON (AP) The man- slaughter conviction of Dr. Kenneth Edeiin for the death of an aborted fetus has raised fears among some physicians of new restrictions on abor- tions. "The verdict will send shock waves into the medical said William Curran, professor of legal medicine at Harvard. Edward Golden of Troy, N.Y., on the board of direc- tors of the national Right to Life Committee, said legislators will have to take another look at abortion laws. Edeiin, 36, was convicted Saturday for the death of a fetus during a legal abortion in October, 1973, at Boston City Hospital. His conviction clears the way for prosecution of four doctors under an 1814 grave- robbing statute for ex- periments on aborted fetuses. Assistant District-Attorney Newman Flanagan said he now will turn to the fetal ex- perimentation case, in which indictments were returned last April. Some doctors fear this case could interfere with research in fetal development and birth defects. Edelin's trial involved com- plicated medical testimony about when life begins. A conference of conser- in Washington passed a resolution Sunday urging a constitutional amendement to protect the life of unborn children from the moment of conception. And John Cardinal Krol, Ro- man Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia, said of the case: "Some have expressed con- cern that the decision may in- hibit abortion. We pray to God that it will." Edelin's lawyer said the case will be appealed, to the Supreme Court if necessary. Edeiin, on the Black News television program here, said the color of his skin was a fac- tor in the trial. He said one alternate juror was quoted as saying the jurors made racial slurs while considering the case. In a Boston Globe inter, view, Edeiin called the trial "a-witch hunt." "A lot came together for them in my case. They got a black physician, they got a woman more than 20 weeks pregnant, and they got a fetus in a mortuary." Despite six weeks of com- plicated and sometimes con- tradictory medical testimony on the differences between a fetus and a human being, the jurors said it was a photograph of the aborted fetus that convinced them. "It looked like a baby, "said Liberty Ann Conlin of the black and white picture of the 20-to 24-week-old fetus. ;