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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, February 25, 1974 News in brief Koreans recover 26 bodies SEOUL (AP) Twenty-six bodies were found Sunday in the search for 157 seaman lost in the sinking of a South Korean tug, described as the worst accident in Korean naval history, authorities said. The recovery of the bodies put the number of confirmed dead at 28, including two who died in a hospital after being rescued. A total of 131 still are missing. The 120-ton tug capsized Fri- day while it was carrying 316 men, mostly navy recruits, from a visit to a shrine back to their mother ship offshore from the port city of Chungmu. Officials said the other 157 aboard survived. Sophisticated crooks nabbed LONDON (Reuter) British police say they have cracked a gang which used sophisticated methods such as colored contact lenses to spot marked cards and defrauded gambling casinos of thousands of pounds sterling. One of those arrested is an Italian, but Scotland Yard said reports linking the group with the Mafia were unfounded. Newspaper reports said Sat- urday the group planted crooked croupiers and in- spectors in gaming houses. Some poker cards were marked with ink giving off ultraviolet rays which can be picked up by special contact lenses. Weekend mishaps claim 19 By THE CANADIAN PRESS Death came in threes in three instances across Canada during the weekend, bringing the country's accidental fatality toll to at least 30 in a 54-hour period. In British Columbia, three men were killed in a two-car collision near Bridal Falls and a mother and her two children died in a fire in Nanaimo; in Quebec, a mother and her two children died in a car crash near Montebello. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed that 19 persons died in traffic, eight in fires, one in a snowmobile accident, one when he was crushed under a falling tree, and one when he fell from a railway trestle. Russians give military aid WASHINGTON (AP) United States intelligence sources say Russian military advisers have moved into the South American continent for the first time. They say Russian technicians have arrived in Peru to train soldiers in the use of tanks bought from the Soviet Union last year. When Peruvian President Juan Velasco acknowledged two months ago that his government had bought tanks and other weapons from Russia, Chile's new military rulers began negotiating with the French for the possible purchase of medium tanks, and asked for U.S. tanks and planes. The Chileans fear the Peru- vians may use their new mili- tary muscle to try to take back territory lost to Chile in the War of the Pacific nearly 100 years ago. Butterfield votes for Heath HARROGATE, England (Reuter) Prime Minister Edward Heath learned Sun- day he has won the support of Britain's oldest registered Butterfield, a re- tired pharmacist who will be 110 on Thursday, election day. Now confined to a nursing home here, Butterfield has al- ready cast his vote by a mail ballot. His daughter, Cissie, said: "He has voted Conservative as long as I can remember. He has supported Mr. Heath on the Common Market and thinks it marvellous that we got in the Market." GAILYNE TROPICALS 907-7th Ave. South Phone 327-5017 Fresh water and Marine supplies Our Florida shipment of aquarium plants has ar- rived, including Broad teaf swords, narrow teat swords, Honduras Radican Swords, Round toaf Ludwigia. Assorted Bunched plants including Watar Wistaria, Horn- wart, MarastaH, Hair grass and watar poppisi. Ptoata check with ua for Wattr Lily Plants for outskte pools Hearst vigil in third week HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) Randolph A. Hearst's tense vigil marked its third week today as People in Need prepared to distribute more food to the needy, a precondition for the release of his kidnapped daughter. Donations poured in during the weekend to P.I.N., the or- ganization set up to meet the demands of the terrorist Sym- bionese Liberation Army It is holding Patricia Hearst, 20, kidnapped Feb. 4 from her Berkeley apartment. Hearst is president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner and chairman of the Hearst Corp. Organizers promised that Tuesday's distribution of food from centres in the San Fran- cisco Bay area would be more orderly than it was Friday. "The response has just been said Peggy Maze, P.I.N.'s acting director. "People from all over the country have been sending bread, milk, frozen food, money and love." SEEK MILLION MORE The distribution program is funded with from Hearst and million from the non-profit Hearst Founda- tion. However, the SLA has demanded million more from Hearst personally. In response to that demand, Examiner publisher Charles Gould said the Hearst Corp. will put up another million immediately if Miss Hearst is released unharmed and promised million more in January, 1975. The SLA has not responded to that offer, the FBI said. Attorney limits kidnap to two This Week's Specials EMPIRE COFFEE URN MITIPERSnMlfT POWDER 5 oz. Scented or Unscented. feng. Ratafl 3.50 Print ii tffict Fib. 25 Mir. 2 LITTLE JOHN DISCOUNT 321-tMSfrMtS. We reserve the riatit to limit quantities ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) An assistant United States attorney says he has no reason to believe that more than two persons were involved in the kidnapping of Atlanta newspaper editor Reg Murphy. William Williams, 33, a con- tractor from nearby Lilburn, and his wife Ruth, 26, are being held in connection with the abduction of Murphy, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, who was released unharmed Friday night Assistant U.S. Attorney Wil- liam Gaffney said: "At this time, I know of no reason to conclude that there were more than two people involved." Murphy said he was told by Williams that he was part of the American Revolutionary Army, a previously unknown group which Williams claimed had 223 members and six colo- nels. Williams and his wife were arrested early Saturday, BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. Pnona 329-4722 COUCOCMUJL within hours after Murphy was released. To obtain Murphy's freedom, the newspaper paid a ransom. FBI agents said "a voluminous amount of U.S. currency" was found in the Williams home. MAN APPROACHED The FBI has not revealed details of the quick arrest. However, a spokesman said Sunday a Miami man told them he was approached in the same way that Murphy was lured from his home the night he was abducted. Murphy left with a man who said be was trying to arrange for the distribution of gallons of fuel oil to the needy. Ethiopia prices set ADDIS ABABA (AP) Emperor Haile Selassie announced Sunday strict enforcement of price controls in Ethiopia after five days of disturbances and strikes over the high cost of living. Selassie blamed a prolonged drought, the increased cost of imported goods and the world- wide rise in fuel prices for higher costs. Remains This is what remains of a Volkswagen involved in a spectacular 60-car pileup Saturday morning on the Laurentian Auto- route, 19 miles north of Montreal, in which two young Montreal women were killed. Police identified the victims as Sonia P. Perfect, 25, and Philipa Mary Jenkins, 27. British screening recruits BELFAST (AP) British troops found the body of a young man shot through the head and with hands and feet tied Sunday night. The Provi- sional wing of the Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility and said in a statement security forces had paid the man (about for information. "Let this man's fate be a warning to anyone who will cooperate with the occupation forces in any the statement said. Meanwhile, the British army is checking new recruits carefully following fears that Irish guerrillas may be enlisting to obtain up-to-date weapon training. Policemen linked with corruption INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Star says at least 30 policemen may have been involved in graft and protection payoffs with two houses of prostitution. In a copyright story the Star says the unnamed officers ei- ther accepted money or free sex in return for allowing the houses to operate unhampered and for providing advance in- formation about vice-squad raids. The paper says a six- months-long investigation by a team of 'reporters assisted by some officers uncovered widespread corruption extending into political circles near Mayor Richard Lugar. It says the illicit activities have added up to a HO million take during the last decade. BOAT for SALE-20' CABIN CRUISER Completely equipped with 15 Gallon Fuel Tank 100 h.p. Motor Dual Axle Trailer 7 Mile Air Horn Electric Motor Uft Ruse Running Moves We Spot Ute Sleeps Four Intel lor Lites PRICED FOR QUICK SALE! PHONE 320-6752 U.S. pledges aid for Latin America MEXICO CITY (AP) The United States has accepted "a responsibility" in hemispheric development and pledged to maintain present aid levels to the region. The U.S. position was in a declaration which climaxed three days of talks between U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger and foreign ministers from 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Promising to bring a "new dialogue" to hemispheric relations, Kissinger met with the ministers behind closed doors at the Mexican foreign Henry heads for Mideast From AP-REUTER WASHINGTON (CP) U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger travels to London today en route to Syria and Israel to seek a disengagement on the Golan Heights front. Kissinger, making his third quest for peace in the Middle East, will meet Sir Alec Douglas-Home, the British foreign secretary, and spend the night in Britain before flying on to Damascus. ministry for what was described as "frank and cordial discussions." Although the conference officially ended Saturday, several foreign ministers and a staff of translators polished up the final document through the night for release Sunday. The foreign ministers had previously pointed out that the purpose of the Mexico City meeting was not to reach con- clusions but to set the stage for future relations between the U.S. and its hemispheric neighbors as equals and not subordinates. The document emphasized "that one of the principal objectives is the accelerated development of the countries of the Americas and the promotion of the welfare of all their peoples. "In this regard, the United States accepts a special responsibility; and the more developed countries of the America recognize that special attention should be paid to the needs of the lesser developed." And the U.S. promised to "maintain, as a minimum, present aid levels despite growing costs." WILL MEET IN APRIL Kissinger and the foreign ministers also agreed to con- tinue their dialogue on April 17 in Atlanta, Ga., when the Recreation sites aid east slopes EDMONTON (CP) Development of new commercial recreation facilities in parts of the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains could provide protection for the entire area, Allan Warrack, lands and forests minister, said Saturday. He told the annual meeting of the Alberta Fish and Game Association that there is Balloon missing EL AAIUN, Spanish Sahara (AP) Spanish military offi- cials say they may abandon the search for Thomas Gatih, the American who disappeared while trying to cross the Atlantic in a balloon. An extensive search of the Spanish Sahara Saturday and Sunday failed to turn up any trace of the 48-year-old bach- elor, whose pressurized gondola was last seen nearing the African coast Friday. A spokesman for the Spanish Foreign Legion said the army would decide today whether to continue the search. Catch's 10-balloon gondola lifted off from Harrisburg, Pa., a week ago, and he planned to land in Europe. But over the Atlantic the craft veered to the south, and American weather experts predicted he would land in northwest Africa, in Morocco or the Spanish Sahara. A ship sighted him Friday afternoon, and the crew re- ported he appeared to be drift- ing toward the Moroccan- Spanish Sahara border. A member of Catch's ground crew said he carried plenty of food and safety equipment, and weather conditions in the Sahara are not dangerous at this time of year. U.S. planes and naval vessels in the area have been advised to watch for the balloon, possibly in the ocean. growing public pressure for greater recreational use of the east slope area. By providing properly planned facilities in selected areas, recreational use can be concentrated and other areas can be protected, he said. Management of the area re- quires a total land use policy involving both intensive recreation use areas and limited use wilderness areas. Development of the area was debated in a series of public hearings last summer by Alberta's environment conservation authority. Dr. Warrack also told the nearly 250 delegates at the convention there is a need to retain publicly-owned lands to ensure that multiple use policies remain in effect. About 54 per cent of Alberta land is publicly-owned. Delegates asked for action to restore pheasant populations, called for a study of the reasons for a growing wolf population, and a ban of coal exploration in bighorn sheep country. Bob Scammell, a Red Deer lawyer, was re-elected president with Budd Traver, of Edmonton, and Keith Moran, of Fairview, elected vice-presidents at large. Six die in B.C. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Six persons were killed in accidents in British Columbia on the weekend, three in a fire and three in a traffic accident In Nanaimo, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Carol Czech, 23, and her sons Jason, 2, and Eric, four months, were killed Sunday in an apartment house fire. Stephen Peter Bryant, 18, and his passenger Paul Richard Briar, 19, both of Surrey and Dale Edward Minter, 19, of Abbotsford, were killed Sunday in a two- car collision near Bridal Falls, about 70 miles east of Vancouver. A.N. A.F. GENERAL MEETING TONIGHT FEB. 25th 8P.M. Nomination of Officers ALL MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND annual meeting of the Organ- ization of American States takes place. A number of U.S. proposals, including the establishment of a factfinding board to settle disputes involving U.S. companies operating in hemispheric countries, will continue to be examined. The U.S. boycott of Cuba was barely touched upon in the final document. A number of foreign ministers whose countries recognize the Fidel Castro government had pressed for an easing of relations between Washington and Havana. Language legislation opposed MONTREAL (CP) -Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said Sunday he would oppose any Quebec language legislation which "refuses to recognize the rights of minorities." Mr. Trudeau said in an interview on the CBC French- language network he would accept a unilingual French Quebec only in the same way he accepts a unilingual English Ontario or British Columbia. English is almost exclusively the working language in these provinces, but the right to speak French is guaranteed, he said. The prime minister said he supports the Quebec government's efforts to protect the French language, but questions the concept of "cultural sovereignty." "It all depends what Bourassa means by cultural he said. "If he means no other power will have jurisdiction over such cultural things as sports, radio, and television, then I can't accept it." But Mr. Trudeau said he "applauds" the Quebec premier if cultural sovereignty merely means jurisdiction over language. Pulitzer historian dies at 80 NEW YORK (AP) Margaret Leech, 80, a historian who won two Pulitzer prizes, died Sunday following a stroke. Miss Leech was the widow of Ralph Pulitzer, former publisher of the New York World, who died in 1939. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize by Columbia University in 1942 for Reveille in Washington, a study of the U.S. capital during the American civil war. Miss Leech again won the Pulitzer Prize, established by her husband's family, in 1959 for In the Days of McKinley, an account of the era at the turn-of-the-century. Born in Newburgh, N.Y., Miss Leech graduated from Vassar College in 1915. She began her writing career with the Conde Nast publishing firm. Hey Mom! How About Our BIRTHDAY PICTURES? 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