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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Awfiwwtay, 20, 1974 News in brief MacEwan won't tell tales KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) As a former Liberal leader who has served as lieutenant- governor of Alberta during Social Credit and Progressive Conservative administrations, J W Grant MacEwan could probably write enough about politics to fill several books But although he has already written about 20 history books, any books offering an insider's look of current Alberta politics will remain unwritten. "Other people have taken advantage of their positions. but I'd regard it as a breach of he said Tuesday as he arrived to start a five-stop On- tario tour for Brotherhood Week. Mr. MacEwan doesn't expect to continue as lieutenant-governor much longer but said he doesn't think he will change his views even when he retires. "I'm not sure when they will announce my successor. the announcement should come in the next few months." U.S. ambassador sworn in WASHINGTON (CP) Wil- liam J. Porter, newly sworn in as United States ambassador to Canada, said Tuesday that Canadian-American relations are "an almost perfect example of the usefulness of doing it together rather than going it alone." Porter, who had been under- secretary of state for political affairs, was welcomed to his new post by State Secretary Henry Kissinger. He takes up his duties in Ottawa early in March. South Vietnam deals for oil SAIGON (AP) Saudi Arabia has agreed to supply oil to South Vietnam and its military machine despite the embargo against the United States, high ranking South Vietnamese officials reported today. The officials, who refused to be identified, said the oil agreement was worked out in connection with an agreement between South Vietnam and Saudi Arabia to establish diplomatic relations. Agnew finds publisher NEW YORK (AP) Playboy Press will publish the novel former vice-president Spiro Agnew is writing, Agnew's agent said Tuesday. The Playboy bid was one of five received. Pressed for de- tails of tlie sale, the agent, Scott Meredith, said only that the price was more than and less than He did not name the other bidders for the book, which was rejected last month by Random House. He said movie rights to the book, billed as a story of international political intrigue involving a vice-president of the United States, were still open. Publication is tentatively set for early 1975, a Playboy Press spokesman said. Playboy Press is the book division of the Chicago-based Playboy magazine publishing empire. Winds batter Tampa TAMPA', Fla. (AP) Police say 55 persons were injured, four seriously, when winds ripped through Tampa's suburbs Tuesday night. Nearly 100 persons were left homeless and house trailers and cars wrecked, police said. A sheriff's deputy estimated total damage at million. He said at least 25 mobile homes were demolished and several other trailers and houses damaged. Firm drills geothermal well BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) An Arizona based subsidiary of a Canadian firm has announced the drilling of its first geothermal well north of here Geothermal Kinetics, Inc., a subsidiary of United Siscoe Mines, Ltd. of Toronto, made the announcement Tuesday as a huge well rig was set up in rugged mountain country. Geothermal power is that of the earth itself in the form of steam and heat. Snowmobile fatality DRAYTON VALLEY (CP) Paul Pangle, 25, of Drayton Valley was killed Tuesday night while driving a snowmobile through a field near his home town, 75 miles west of Edmonton. Police said the machine dropped into a deep ditch. Mail slowed in Toronto TORONTO (CP) An embargo on all but first class mail and weekly and daily newspapers at Toronto's central post office may last for days and a post office official blames a radical group within the postal workers union for much of the chaos. Ed Roworth. post office public relations officer, said there is a slowdown on the part of a group within the Canadian Union of Postal Workers that has left an unprecedented pile-up of mail. "We have 27 tractor trailer vans loaded with Mr. Roworth. "There is a big buildup of thousands of bags, containing as much as one million pieces of mail." Arnold Gould, national director of the union, said: "there is no slowdown." Union officiate and men on the floor of the central office blamed mismanagement, inadequate equipment, increasing volumes of mail and a one day walkout last week by about 200 of the union's members for the situation. RUG DRAPES LTD. Deaths By The CANADIAN PRESS Toronto-Philip Rais, 39, per- former on Canadian television since 1967. Boyle arrives Former United Mine Workers chief W. A. "Tony" Boyle looks down as he is wheeled into a Media, Pa., hospital Tuesday night. Boyle is due to appear in a Delaware County, Pa., court, Wednesday for pre-trial hearings. Boyle has been charged with conspiracy in the death of Joseph Yablonski. Canadian can't leave U.S.S.R. MOSCOW (AP) Canadian-born Eugene (Jim) Lenko has been told by Soviet authorities that his application to return to Canada has been "indefinitely deferred." This was reported today by Canadian embassy officials puzzled by the Soviet reaction to a case in whichrest. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp raised the matter with Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko during a visit to the case. Lenko, 35, was born in Ste. Sophie, Que., son of Ukrainian parents. The parents returned to the Soviet Union in 1956 bringing Eugene and his sister Nadia with them, but armed with promises from the Soviets that the children could return home when they wanted. The promise has been broken without any reason that the Canadians find convincing. Lenko was informed Tuesday by Soviet officials in Kiev, where he lives with his wife and three children, that his application to leave the Soviet Union had been "indefinitely deferred." Lenko carries a valid Cana- dian passport and is considered a Canadian citizen by Ottawa. Lenko and his sister Nadia drew attention to their plight last summer by staging a hun- ger strike to the Canadian em- bassy to Moscow. Through government intervention, the sister, now Nadia Demidenko, her husband and children, were allowed to return to Canada. In Ottawa, an external affairs spokesman said the department will make representations about the matter today to the Soviet ambassador to Canada. I Plastic surgery f a bust BOLZANO, Italy (AP) A 27-year-old tease dancer has filed a suit against a B plastic surgeon, claiming B an operation to lift her B g sagging breasts g: her career. Moroccan-born Fatima Bajaly complained in her Bsuit that, after theB corrective surgery, parts of her bosoms became B "cross-eyed" and put her to shame. Hearst food program should move Friday HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) Newspaper magnate Randolph Hearst says he hopes the food- distribution program prompted by demands from his daughter's kidnappers can get rolling Friday and bring about her freedom. Work on setting up the pro- gram gets under way today. "I don't know what to ex- Hearst told reporters Tuesday at his home. "I only hope at this point. "With the 12 million, we can feed people a month for 12 Hearst said in describing his Peoples In Need program. "And it's possible for it to become an fte andacqAc ffcw fan MonMnflo Restyles like real hair, heal resistant and fuzz-proof, 1 year manu- facturers quality guarantee, and featuring the latest innovation 4 WAY STRETCH WETTING. MERLE noRman COSMETIC BOUTIQUE College Mall 'NewTrerHT 9SOJOQ -oettte Just 3 of the many availaWs at... ongoing program" for feeding California's poor. Hearst said the program will be patterned after Washington state's Neighbors in Need program, which has distributed tons of food since heavy layoffs at Seattle's Boeing Co. brought an unemployment crisis to that state in 1970. State Secretary Ludlow Kramer of Washington was named to administer the Hearst program. The terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) claims responsibility for abducting Hearst's daughter Patricia from her Berkeley apartment Feb. 4. As a precondition for negotiating her release, the group de- manded a food giveaway Inflation worsens in U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) The government reported today that inflation in the United States in the closing three months of 1973 was even worse than earlier estimates, rising at an annual rate of 8.8 per cent. This was the worst rate of inflation since the 13-per-cent increase in the first quarter of 1951. The government also reported that real growth of the economy in the fourth quarter of 1973 was 1.6 per cent, an increase over the preliminary estimate of 1.3 per cent The figures were contained in the commerce department's revised report on the gross national product, a measure of the total output of goods and services in the U.S. last year. The revised report said that for all of 1973, real economic growth was per cent and inflationary growth was 5.4 per cent. Last month's preliminary report had placed real growth at 5.9 per cent but it estimated inflationary growth at 5.3 per cent. Guaranteed annual income to be tested in Manitoba OTTAWA (CP) Welfare officials about to embark on a new guaranteed annual income experiment in Manitoba have studied an American test which indicated that heads of families continue to work in spite of income subsidization. Federal Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde and Manitoba Welfare Minister Saul Miller will formally announce the Manitoba trial in Winnipeg on Friday. The test will examine effects of income subsidization on a group of Manitoba families selected at random. The formal announcement follows months of preliminary preparation. Officials with an interest in guaranteed annual income plans attended a closed seminar recently at which Harold Watts, research director of the New Jersey Graduated Work Incentive Experiment, outlined results of that three-year trial. The experiment was conducted for the Office of Economic Opportunity, a federal agency, through a contract with the University of Wisconsin Institute of Research on Poverty. Under the plan, benefits were paid to families in the form of a negative income tax, with payments reduced as other family income increased. The study covered more than families in one Pennsylvania and four New Jersey cities. Among the working wives of families in the trial there was a reduction in time spent in the work force, however. The researchers concluded that on the basis of the study a reduction of about 15 to 20 per cent in wives' hours might be expected in a national income supplement program. Although wives as a whole worked fewer hours a week, drops in female working participation had only small effects on family incomes, the study indicated. This was partly because 95 per cent of all husbands in the test worked even though there was no mandatory work requirement, In fact, the study says, average payments to families that continued through the whole experiment actually declined Day an's resignation clouds Golda's future JERUSALEM mier Golda Meir's chances of forming a new Israeli govern- ment were clouded today by Defence Minister Moshe Da- yan's announcement that he will not join the new cabinet under present circumstances. Mrs. Meir was reported near agreement with her Labor Alignment's traditional coalition partner, the National Religious party. Then the one- eyed hero of the 1956 and 1967 wars against the Arabs announced he was holding out, presumably because of the widespread criticism of bis failure to prepare the armed forces for the Arab attack in October The Israeli state radio re- ported today that Dayan told political associates he would be willing to stay on as defence minister if Labor "expressed clear support" for the way he ran the last war. Otherwise, he wants parliament disolved and elections held, the report said. Today was the deadline for Mrs. Meir to form a new gov- ernment or let someone else try. She could ask President Ephraim Katzir for a three- week extension, but she said Tuesday she does not intend to ask for more time. Dayan's support appeared necessary to give Mrs. Meir a majority in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. Her Labor forces won 51 of the 120 seats in the Dec. 31 elections. The National Religious party's 10 seats would give the 75-year- old premier a two-vote majority, and she can count on the support of several smaller groups on crucial issues involved in the peace negotiations with the Arabs. But Dayan and his supporters hold seven of the Labor seats, and he did not make clear whether the government would have this support without him in the cabinet. Exorcist, Sting top Oscar entry LOS ANGELES (AP) Campaigning began today for the 46th Motion Picture Academy Awards after nominations that raised a number of questions. Among them: Why did the much- acclaimed Last Tango in Paris and Serpico receive only two nominations, the same number as the critically deplored Jonathan Livingston Seagull? Why did Jason Miller, who plays the central role to The Exorcist, get nominated as supporting rather than a leading actor? Why did Tatum O'Neal, who occupied as much screen time as her father, Ryan O'Neal, in Paper Moon, receive a nomi- nation as supporting actress? Why did Bernardo Bertolucci win nomination as best director while his Last Tango in Paris was overlooked as best picture? Why was A Touch of Class nominated as best picture while its director, Melvin Frank, was overlooked in the direction category? These were some of the unanswered issues raised Tuesday following the nominations. It appeared that the Academy's voters were thinking in terms of hits. The Exorcist and The Sting scored top honors with 10 nominations each. The voters seemed to shy away from overly rewarding the sex-ridden Last Tango to Paris. They also seemed hazy about the distinction between stars and supporting players. SHOWS INWARD VIEW The nominations also in- dicated an inward view of the academy electorate, whose members are elected on the basis of their contributions to the industry and the film art. The academy consists of the majority of those engaged in film-making, including stars. Of the 17 films that received more than two nominations, all but two were American- made. The exceptions were Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers and Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris. The nominees for best picture were American Graffiti, Cries and Whispers, The Exorcist, The Sting and A Touch of Class. In the race for best actor, two former winners, Marlon Brando of Last Tango to Paris and Jack Lemmon of Save the Tiger, are contending against three relative Nicholson, The Last Detail; Al Pactoo, Serpico; and Robert Redford, The Sting. Three former winners are to the race for best actress: Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class: Barbra Streisand, The Way We Were; and Joanne Woodward, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams. The other two nominated for that Oscar are Marsha Mason, Cinderella Liberty, and Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist Youngsters Tatum O'Neal, 10, Paper Moon, and Linda Blair, 15, The Exorcist, are competing for best-supporting actress with Sylvia Sidney, 63, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams. Also nominated are Candy Clark, American Graffiti, and Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon. Nominated for best- supporting actor: Vincent Gardena. Bang the Drum Slowly; Jack Gilford, Save the Tiger; John Houseman, The Paper Chase; Jason Miller, The Exorcist; and Randy Quaid, The Last Detail. Huge meteor skinned us LONDON (Reuter) A me- teor packing as much energy as the atomic bomb used in the Second World War just missed the United States 18 months ago, American scientists reported today. Described as "extra- ordinarily large and it was seen by many observers in the west- ern United States and Canada Aug. 10, 1972. What they did not realize was how close the fiery meteor came to crashing into the earth with possibly catastrophic impact. Refined measurements from satellite tracking of the meteor show it sped along a course from Salt Lake City, Utah, north to Calgary, Alta., reaching a low point of only 36 miles above eastern Idaho, just south of the Beaverhead Mountain range. "If it bad been at a slightly lower altitude, the damage would have been very exten- the scientists wrote to the latest issue of Nature magazine. "The meteor very narrowly missed hitting the earth." COOLED OVER ALBERTA The meteor became hot enough over Utah for detection by infrared instruments aboard a satellite and cooled below the detection threshold over Alberta. It zoomed out of earth orbit again apparently without breaking up. The scientists, R. D. Raw- cliffe of the Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, and C. D. Bartky, F. Li, E. Gordon and D. Carta, all of the Aerojet Electrosystems Corp., of Azusa, Calif., said they calculated the meteor's diameter as only about 13 feet But its energy was "approximately the yield of the nuclear weapons which destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki." they added, "meteors of this size are ex- ceedingly rare." Rose Kennedy in hospital WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Rose Kennedy, 83, mother of former president John Kennedy, was admitted to a hospital Tuesday after complaining of persistent headaches. She was undergoing diagnostic tests and her condition was listed as fair, a spokesman for St. Mary's Hospital said. Grenade ends South Vietnam hijack attempt SAIGON