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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, January 2, 1975 News in brief Accidents kill 4 on Prairies THE CANADIAN PRESS Two pedestrians killed1 when struck by cars were, among at least four persons' who died in accidents on the Prairies during the New Year holiday period. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. Tuesday to mid- night Wednesday night show- ed the two pedestrians killed in Saskatchewan and two others killed in traffic in Alberta. In Alberta, two Wainwright residents, Kenneth Elmer Johns, 45, and James Johns, 12, were killed Wednesday in a two car collision about four miles from the community in east central Alberta. Torontonian chess champ VANCOUVER (CP) Peter Nurmi, 19, of Toronto won the Canadian Junior Chess Championship Tuesday. In the final game of the series, Nurmi and Grant Spraggett of Montreal ended their game with neither side having a chance to go for a win. The draw gave Nurrni SVi points in nine games and Spraggett points and se- cond position in the cham- pionship standings. Charges laid in reserve fire LEASK, Sask. (CP) Charges have been laid against the mothers of seven1 children who died in a fire Nov. 17 on the Mistiwasis Reserve near this community, 60 miles north of Saskatoon. Josephine and Christie Sanderson and Lena Badger of the reserve are charged under the Criminal Code with unlaw- fully exposing a child under 10 years so his or her life is like- ly to be endangered. Summonses were issued by Shellbrook RCMP for the women to appear in court at Shellbrook, 20 miles northeast of Leask, Jan. 13 for plea. Bruce Fotheringham, agent for the attorney general in Prince Albert, decided this week to lay the charges after a coroner's jury said there was a degree of negligence on the part of the mothers and the babysitter, Mary Black, in whose care the children were left before the fire started. Airport plan to be studied EDMONTON (CP) At the request of the provincial government, the federal ministry of transport will con- duct an environmental analysis of the satellite air- port proposed for Villeneuve, 10 miles northwest of Edmon- ton. Bill Yurko, provincial en- vironment minister, said he asked for the study because of "considerable concern" that the airport would remove prime agricultural land from food production. He said the ministry of tran- sport was expected to make the analysis available to the environment department ear- ly this year. JUSTICE DOUGLAS HAS STROKE Twin-heart patient doing well Snow job CAPE TOWN (AP) Dr. Christiaan Barnard's second twin-heart transplant patient was in "good" condition today, a bulletin from Groote Schuur Hospital reported. Barnard implanted a second heart in the chest of a patient Tuesday night and did not re- move the patient's defective heart. No information on the patient was available, but in- formed sources said the new heart came from a 17-year-old girl. The operation was identical to the milestone operation Nov.25, 1974, in which Bar- nard gave 58-year-old Ivan Taylor a second heart. Taylor is still in the hospital but is reported making steady progress. Snow from the pre-Christmas storm lingers on, packed to a consistency that annoys motorists on many streets, but delights such snow fort and snowman- minded youngsters as Glen Wolstoncroft, 8, of 726 22nd St. N. Mass Nicaragua kidnapping planned for 20 Calgary wins prize float PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Canadian floats were among the award winners Wednesday in the 86th Tournament of the Roses parade, scheduled this1 year as the opening event in the three-year-long United States bicentennial. The ambassador's award, for exceptional entries from outside the U.S., went to Calgary. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) The leader of a Nicaraguan guer- rilla group that flew to Cuba after staging a successful mass political kidnapping in Nicaragua says the plot was planned for 20 days, Havana radio reported. The chief of the terrorist Sandinista group was iden- tified only as "Comrade Mar- 3 DAY SALE! TONIGHT. Friday and Saturday! January 2nd, 3rd. and 4lhl BIG BURGER SHAKE SALE! 0 only Big Burger packs a Ib. of beef into a Jumbo toasted sesame seed bun, and you get our Regular Milk Shake with choice of flavors. Treat the whole family and save! Dairij Queen brazier, OU UKt TP TP A ADOPT A FAMILY, X MR. WILSON... JUST RCTCTJIfaW? J NORTH STORE ONLY 516 13th SlrMt North Phont 327-4855 cos" in the broadcast monitored in Miami on Tuesday. He was said to be 29 years old. Marcos said the kidnapping of a dozen prominent govern- ment officials and others was "a political action of profound social repercussion" in Nicaragua, said the Cuban broadcast. It was his rebel Donations are still coming in Following is a list of those who have contributed to the Lethbridge Herald Cup of Milk Fund to aid children in Bangladesh on behalf of the 'Unitarian Service Committee of Canada. Mrs. L. Warring. Pincher Creek 2.00 Gayle Hinman, Cardston.......2.00 Late donation. Foremost School. 2.00 Burchak family. Lethbridge 5.00 Christmas Eve Party, Lethbridge 5.00 The Lewis 5.00 Andrew Ogle, Lethbridge.......5.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mrs. George Lomas, Lelhbridge 5.00 Jeff and Lori and grandma. Lethbridge.................... 6.00 The Beck Boys................6.20 G. Wiegman. Forl Macieod 10.00 In memory of David and Bernice from Gerry and girls 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sergeant 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Virendra P. S. Aulaka. Sparwood, B.C.......................... 10.00 Emma J. Hogenson, Stirling... 10.00 D. Eltord Family............. 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kinzel. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stuckey and family, Mrs. 8. G. Gambel, Leslie Rosenaur Pincher Creek................ 12.00 Vi Matkin, Cardston 15.00 B. Veldhuis, Nobleford........ 20.00 Anonymous, Monarch......... 20.00 The John Thompson Family 20.00 In memory of Tom Forth 25.00 Peler Kramer. Raymond...... 25.00 Crystal Spring Hutterian Brethren, Magrath..................... 35.00 Anonymous 50.00 Rocky View Mennonite Church Youth......................... 50.00 Rocky View Mennonite Church 475.00 Anonymous 500.00 Total Total lo dale J37.874.Z5 band's first such mission, he added. Marcos and 12 other members of the Command of the Sandinista National Liberation Front arrived Mon- day in the Cuban capital abroad a Nicaraguan airliner. They were accompanied by 14 political prisoners exacted as ransom for the 12 Nicaraguan officials and other hostages held in a 60-hour siege at a lux- urious Managua home. Havana radio said the guer- rilla group included three women and 10 men, one of them wounded in the chest in a shoot-out with police when the rebels took over the house during a cocktail party Friday night. Spokesmen for the political prisoners, Julian Benito Esco- bar and Daniel Ortega, de- nounced the Nicaraguan gov- ernment for allegedly condon- ing the torture of prisoners in political prisons. The broadcast also quoted Roman Catholic Archbishop Miguel Ovando Bravo of Managua as saying he was an admirer of the Cuban people. Archbishop Bravo accom- panied the rebels and released prisoners to Havana. Railway report today BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 389-4722 COLLEaiMAU VANCOUVER (CP) In- dustrial Inquiry Com- missioner Dalton Larson said Wednesday he will not com- plete his report on the British Columbia Railway strike which started in late November until today. The Vancouver lawyer said in an interview that he did not anticipate the quick decision by the Canadian Transport Commission on freight rate increases for certain com- modities. Labor Minister Bill King would neither deny nor con- firm Wednesday in an inter-. view from his Revelstoke, B.C., home that he had receiv- ed the report, which Mr.' Dalton had said would be ready- Wednesday. WASHINGTON (AP) Justice William Douglas, dean of the United States Supreme Court, was in hospital today after apparently suffering a stroke while vacationing in the Bahamas. Douglas, 76, was reported alert and resting comfortably in an intensive-care unit of Walter Reed army hospital, where a spokesman said he was "undergoing evaluation." "Although his condition is officially categorized as serious, his vital signs are a spokesman said Wednesday night. Douglas was stricken at p.m. Tuesday, shortly after he and his wife, Cathy, 31, ar- rived in Nassau for a short vacation. He was returned to Washington about 14 hours later aboard an air force evacuation plane. A spokesman for the court said Douglas suffered "an apparent cerebrc-vascular acci- dent." Medical authorities said this, in com- mon terms, was a stroke. Douglas has an electronic pacemaker in hi j chest to control the rate of his heartbeat. Douglas was appointed to the court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and has served longer than any justice in history. He has distinguished himself as the court's most frequent dissenter, particularly in defence of constitutional guarantees of freedom of expression. In 1966, Douglas became the target of a serious impeachment drive when it was re- vealed he received a annual expense allowance from the Parvin Foundation, which received part of its money from Las Vegas gambling properties. The impeachment move was led by Gerald Ford, then House of Representatives minori- ty leader, now president. But a subcommittee reported no ground for impeachment. Douglas resigned from the foundation, and Ford said later he had no quarrel with Douglas. Kickbacks 'common' in car service industry says paper Indians seize abandoned church land GRESHAM, Wis. (AP) A group of armed Menominee Indians seized the 175-acre es- tate of a Roman Catholic religious order Wednesday and held the caretaker and five other persons hostage un- til officials of the order agreed to negotiate with the Indians. The Indians vowed to re- main on the land. They contended that the estate was virtually abandoned by the Alexian Brothers and was needed by the Indian group for housing. The Indians held caretaker Joe Pionka, three members of his family and two friends hostage for about two hours. An Indian spokesman said members of the group hoped to utilize part of the estate for a school or hospital. Israelis continue raids THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli soldiers raided another village in southern Lebanon early today, and Beirut said four villagers were killed. The Lebanese military com- mand said about 60 Israeli troops hit the village of Taibeh, two miles north of the border. It was the second Israeli raid across the border in 24 hours. An Israeli communique re- ported, "An Israeli army force searched for terrorists at. Taibeh village in south Lebanon and destroyed a house used by terrorists after exchanging fire with them." Guerrillas in the house opened fire, and the Israelis returned the fire, "hitting the a spokesman in Tel Aviv said. Military sources said the Arabs were killed but did not say how many there were. The Lebanese command said a man and his two sons were killed, their home and ear were blown and a fourth body was found in another house that was destroyed. HOUSES BLOWN UP The night before, Israeli forces raided the south Leba- nese villages of Aiteroun and Yarine. The Israeli command said they blew up six houses used by Palestine guerrillas and brought back for question- ing five Arabs "suspected of assisting the terrorists." The Israelis arc still holding four other Arabs kidnapped in earlier raids across the border. Israeli Defence Minister Shimon Peres said Israeli policy "was and remains to meet the terrorists before they infiltrate into Israel and if they infiltrate to deal with them immediately." TORONTO (CP) The Globe and Mail says kickbacks in the automotive service business are inflating motorists' repair costs, eroding independence of gar- agemen and have the poten- tial to protect inefficient suppliers. The newspaper says that some parts and accessories dealers pay some oil panics a percentage of the value of everything they sell to the companies' service sta- tion operators. It says oil company representatives tell gar- agemen they are preferred or recommended suppliers, but that this may mean "deal with them or William Burkimsher, a regional representative of the dealers' Ontario Retail Gasoline Association said: "It's so common kickbacks up to 10 per cent that people don't even talk about it any more." Corporation executives reached by The Globe and Mail said it is not company policy to force lessees to deal with selected suppliers and local representatives are wrong if they are using such pressures. Denny Scriven, an owner of Spoonef Auto Supplies Ltd., said his company stopped pay- ing a six per cent fee to an oil company in 1969 and only one of seven or eight of that company's stations continued doing business with Spooner. Mel Baker, general manager of Baker and Segal, Ottawa parts wholesalers, said his company paid a five per cent fee to an oil company for about 10 years and just recently stopped. The Globe and Mail says the Association of Independent Automotive Dealers has tried for government action in the past but quotes a member, William Moore, as saying: "We got nowhere." Boston schools closed BOSTON (AP) Four Boston high schools were ordered closed today and Fri- day after police officials warned the school superinten- dent that they could not protect students from possible racial violence there. One police source said police made the warning after learning about reports of "hit lists" compiled by both black and white students. Hit list is an underworld term meaning a list of persons to be a target for violence. The schools, South Boston high, its two annexes in South Boston and Roxbury high school in the black Roxbury section, had been scheduled to reopen today with other schools following the Christ- mas vacation. 1 9 7 5 SEASONAL PRODUCTS Calendar stands and refills Calendar pads Daily journals Week at a glance Diaries and date book AVAILABLE NOW AT CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319 -7th St. S. Phone 327-4591 ;