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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRiOQE HEBALD Monday, February U, News In brief Cambodian convoy ambushed w PHNOM PENH (AP) Rebel-gunners ambushed a Mekong River convoy today and blew up one ammunition barge carrying 700 tons of ammunition, port officials said A second barge was also hit and set afire, but the crew put out the blaze. The attack was the first ma- jor one reported this dry season against the convoys on the Mekong River which bring vital supplies to the Cambodian capital. Freight change may hurt Grits SASKATOON (CP) -Former prime minister John Diefenbaker said Sunday any move to tamper with the Crowsnest freight rates on grain will mean certain defeat for the Liberal party in the next federal election Mr Diefenbake.in an inter- view, said he is highly critical of recent suggestions that the long-standing agreement be reviewed. The agreement provided low freight rates on the movement of grain and flour. He said any attempt to res- cind the protection from higher rates for farmers would result in the Liberal government being turned out of office. Japanese extend credits TOKYO (AP) The Japa- nese government agreed today to extend Egypt credits of million for the widening of the Suez canal and million for development of the Egyptian economy, officials reported. Half the aid credits will be used for the purchase of steel products, fertilizer and vinyl chloride from Japan and the other half will be used for projects in Egypt, the officials said. Critical areas to get gasoline WASHINGTON (AP) More gasoline will be diverted to critically fuel-short parts of the United States this week, says Deputy Energy Administrator John Sawhill. Sawhill did not say what sections of the U.S. will benefit from the shift, to be announced Tuesday, but he indicated that they may include such problem areas as the East Coast, Florida, Arizona and Washington- Oregon. Sawhill said on television Sunday he expects the effect of the diversion to be felt "in no more than a week" after the order is issued. In other major energy- related events: president of Gulf Oil- U S said the recent one-cent price increases granted some service station operators should have been larger and should have gone to all dealers group of petroleum ex- perts urged President Nixon and Congress to launch a five- year, search for new The gasoline-price increase criticized Sunday by Gulfs David Bonner allows dealers whose allocation has been cut by 15 per cent or more to raise prices one cent a gallon. "I think it was well-intended but I don't think it was fair, I don't think it was well thought out, and I think it was Bonner said. The group of petroleum spe- cialists said they believe as much as 300 million barrels of oil and large amounts of gas can be found by a concentrated program in unexplored areas. In announcing its proposal in Pasadena, Calif, the committee headed by geologist-astronaut Harrison Schmitt said no more than half the U.S. petroleum producing potential has been explored. Saigon cabinet accepted Eight die in West SAIGON (Reuter) Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam has accepted a new cabinet presented by pre- mier Tran Thien Khiem, it was announced today. Most senior ministers, in- cluding Premier Khiem, re- tained their portfolios in the new government. New figures in the govern- ment include National Assem- bly member Tran Van Don, a former army general who played a major role in the 1963 coup which overthrew President Ngo Dinh Diem. Fence collapse claims 49 CAIRO (AP) Forty-nine soccer fans were killed and 47 others injured when a fence at Zamalek Sporting Club collapsed under crowd pressure Sunday, police sources said. About fans jammed the stadium to watch a soccer match between Zamalek and Dukla-Prague of Czechoslovakia, eye- witnesses reported. The match was called off. Martinique calm restored FORT DE FRANCE (AP) Calm returned to Martinique Saturday after two days of rioting and strikes that left two persons dead and several injured. French authorities appealed for order. They said the Paris government was exerting efforts to solve the island's social and economic problems. Martnique is an overseas department of France. Winds delay balloon HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Strong ground winds caused another delay Sunday in the Do you have PROBLEMS taking GOOD PICTURES? Then let the experts show you how GERRY or RANDY KWIKKOLOR PhOM 327-4M4 UM Sovowm Mbwtrt KWIK KOtOft tOmCE MA MFM1 departure of a high-altitude transatlantic balloon flight. Balloonist Thomas Gatch, a 48-year-old bachelor from Alexandria, Va., decided to await a high-pressure system and postponed for 12 to 24 hours the launch that had been scheduled for 4 a.m. Sunday. Gatch planned to fly a pressurized gondola, suspended under 10 super- pressure helium balloons, miles to Europe. The planned two-to five-day flight along jet stream winds at an altitude of feet was postponed last week when a truckers' strike delayed shipment of helium for the balloons. If successful, Gatch will be the first balloonist to make the ocean crossing. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Two persons who drowned near High Prairie, Saturday night were among five to die in accidents on the prairies during the weekend. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m Friday to midnight Sunday night, local times, showed Manitoba with one death, Saskatchewan with one and Alberta with three. Traffic mishaps claimed three lives in B.C Two district residents are in serious condition today in Lethbridge Municipal Hostpital and a Calgary man is dead following a two- vehicle collision seven miles south of Lomond Holly Broderson, 16, of Vauxhall, a passenger in one of the vehicles, and Linda Honess, 18, of Lomond, the driver of the other car, were taken to hospital after the -accident Sunday evening on a district road near the town. The other i driver, Harlan George Broderson, 17, was dead at the, scene. Vulcan Coroner Dr. A. D. Tompkins, has made no decision on an inquest. Gladys Lamoosch, 26, and Clarence Carifelle, 48, both of the Whitefish Lake area, drowned when the truck they were riding i" plunged into a river in north-central Alberta. Geoffrey B. Taylor, 44, of Montreal was killed Sunday when an avalanche roared down onto a party of skiers on Mica mountain in Valemount, B C., 60 miles west of Jasper. Robert Dore, 41, and his wife, Shirley, 39, of Penticton, BC were killed Sunday in a two-car collision in Penticton. William Larue, 65, was killed Saturday when he was hit by a truck on the Kamloops Indian reserve. Prairie pirates Shiver me timbers, pirates on the pra.ries! Sailing beneath the Jolly Roger flag Sunday afternoon were Drew Saly and Jamie Wiskerke, membersJ_the 8th Lethbndge Sea Scout troop. The boys and their boat were part of a downtown Scout week parade involving nearly 300 Lethbndge young people. Alberta Scourlncirpres'dent Rev. Jack Purdie of Calgary addressed an ecumen.cal serv.ce which followed the parade at the Civic Centre auditorium. Soviet poet defies Kremlin Lawyers request bugging inquiry EDMONTON (CP) The Federation of Law Societies of Canada called Sunday for a public inquiry into the electronic bugging by police of judicial and law offices in Quebec W. G. C. Howland of Toronto, federation president, said in a news release following a mid-winter session held here during the weekend, that the "bugging" of the offices of "at least two judges, two lawyers and one notary in Quebec by police organizations was condemned by the federation." "The federation endorsed the stand of the Bar of the province of Quebec that a public inquiry be undertaken to determine all of the facts in connection with the recent incident. involving the use of such equipment in the offices of two Mr. Howland said. "In view of the confidential matters discussed, it is essential in the interests of the public that the privacy of a lawyer's office be maintained." The federation is made up of representatives of the 11 governing bodies of the legal profession in Canada. Mr. Howland also said an interim report was received on prepaid legal services. It indicated "additional investigation" is necessary to assess the demand for such services before any firm recommendations could be made. He said there now are about lawyers in Canada and that will be admitted to practice this year, about 10 per cent of the total number. Henry continues Mideast talks WASHINGTON (AP) United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger and the foreign ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia are continuing their talks on how to get disengagement negotiations started between Israel and Syria. Kissinger met with Ismail Fahmy of Egypt and Omar Sakkaf of Saudi Arabia separately Sunday but today the three meet together. The two ministers were sent to Washington after a confer- ence of heads of state of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Algeria in Algiers Feb. 14. King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt Premier Hafez Assad ofSyria, and President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria are renorted to have agreed that the Syrian-Israel stalemate cannot continue. Kissinger is From REUTER-AP MOSCOW (CP) The Soviet Communist party leadership faces the problem of how to handle the sudden rebellion of poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, often considered a member of the Soviet literary establishment. Yevtushenko, in an word statement made available here, called Sunday for an end to silence about the crimes of the Stalinist era and said he was crudely humiliated by the Kremlin for intervening on behalf of banished author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. His appeal coincided with circulation in Moscow of a final note left by Solzhenitsyn-written Feb. 12 the day of his which the author of Gulag Archipelago also called on writers and intellectuals to re- ject lies and pressures from the authorities and speak the truth. One thing Soviet cultural officials will be anxious to observe is whether the defiance of Yevtushenko and the continued moral appeal of Solzhenitsyn will encourage other members of the Soviet cultural community to reject official pressures, observers said. SURPRISED BY MOVE Yetushenko's outburst sur- prised many Moscow observers, who had regarded affirmation, my concern for the writer and even my worry over the consequences that the case might have for the prestige of our he wrote. "Immediate, hard and abusive punishment against me followed." He was called before the Writers' Union and told his telegram was "contemptible Yevtushenko wrote. Then he was asked to make a public statement against Solzhenitsyn, and when he refused he was told he had "an ambiguous political stand." He said a public poetry concert he was to give was cancelled; and "the prohibition of my concert is only the beginning of dis- crediting my poetry." Solzhenitsyn, in his statement, urged his countrymen to reject their government's lies as their first step toward freeing themselves from' official tyranny IRA pull bomb out of store cannot wiuumc. "__ _ reported being asked to start a him as a brilliant promoter mission similar to the one he mission similar carried out between and Egypt. Israel Hard-core jobless program for study Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Springfield. Mass.-John Garand, 06, inventor of the M- 1 rifle used by the United States armed forces in the Second World War. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. mecerrautts COUtOCMAU. LETHBRIDGE WEST PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING MONDAY, March EL RANCHO MOTEL 730P.M. HIGHLIGHTS: 1. Efecflon OHIem 2. OTTAWA (CP) A proposed community employment program for the hard-core jobless will probably come up for discussion for the first time at a federal-provincial welfare ministers' meeting this week in Edmonton, a federal spokesman says. The meeting is the third in a series of conferences being held with the aim of overhauling the country's welfare plans. In previous meetings, the ministers have Coffee pot explodes NEW YORK (Renter) Two stewardesses were injured Saturday night when a coffeemaker exploded aboard a jetliner carrying the Egyptian and Saudi Arabian foreign ministers to Washington, a Trans World Airlines spokesman reported. The spokesman said the ex- plosion occurred in the rear galley at about 6 p.m. shortly beford the Paris-New York- Washington flight landed at Dulles Airport hi Washington. No passengers were injured and there was no serious damage agreed to increase family allowance and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits. There will likely be further discussion on the pension plan at the Tuesday and Wednesday meetings, particularly with regard to provisions which critics say discriminate on grounds of sex. But some new subjects, including the community employment proposal, income supplement and maintenance for the disabled and working poor could come up. The recent series of ministers' meetings followed the unveiling last April of a 14- pohit plan for an overhaul of welfare programs. In it, the federal government announced that programs would be made flexible enough to allow variation by the provinces, while at the same time national mhiimums would be set Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde has argued that the community employment program is of major importance in the social security overhaul. The plan, if adopted, could prepare public attitudes for a guaranteed annual income for the disabled and aged and for income supplements that could help bring incomes of working poor above welfare payments, be has said. Albertans get top commission EDMONTON (CP) Alberta sellers of Olympic lottery tickets are getting a higher commission than sellers in other provinces, a provincial cabinet minister said during the weekend. Horst Schmid, Minister of Culture, Youth and Recreation, said Alberta agents get out of every collected on each ticket while sellers in the six other provinces participating get 90 cents. Mr. Schmid said the figure was agreed to when Alberta decided to participate and the figure was presented to cabinet. The organizers later decided to take 10 cents off the dollar commission to cover costs of advertising but Mr. Schmid said Alberta insisted the original commission remain in force or it would not participate. British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are not participating. Engineers off at GM OSHAWA, Ont. (CP) Operating engineers at the General Motors of Canada Ltd. plant here walked off their jobs at midnight Sunday night in a strike which might have crippling effects in GM plants across the country. The company has warned that a shutdown of the assembly line at Oshawa might halt operations across the GM system because it supplies parts to other plants. The 37-man local of the International Union of Operating Engineers are striking for higher wages. nit it ao f and propagandist not likely to risk ruining his career by outright opposition to main principles of Soviet cultural policy In a letter addressed to the Russian people, Yevtushenko said that after Solzhenitsyn was arrested he sent a "correct" but critical telegram to the Soviet Communist party's central committee. "I expressed, in a correct way that excluded any harsh Anarchists executed TEHRAN (AP) A firing squad at dawn today executed two Marxist anarchists who headed a plot to kidnap the Shah of Iran, Empress Farah and Crown Prince Reza, the army announced. From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) -IrishRe- publican Army guerrillas Sun- day removed a huge bomb they had planted in a supermarket. Security forces were unaware of the bomb until a group of armed and masked men broke into the supermarket at Cullaville in County Armagh The Provisional faction of the IRA said in a statement they removed the bomb because "it presented great inconvenience to the local community." The statement did not elaborate. In the mainly Protestant district of East Belfast, clashes flared Sunday between Protestant militants and troops in which shots were exchanged. Keith Walters, 19, was shot dead. Northern Ireland's police refused today to escort or interview prisoners until they are given an assurance that none of their men will be brought to court under the anti-terrorism laws. Notley says B.C. secession nonsense; Cariboo frustrated Plane search KAMLOOPS, B.C.