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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, January News In brief Vietnam war 'restarted' CAN THO (Reuter) President Nguyen Van Thieu called on his army today to fight in Viet Cong zones, saying: "As far as the armed forces are concerned, I can tell you the war has restarted." It was the first time since the Pans peace agreement was signed a year ago that the president urged his troops to carry the fight to the Viet Cong. Addressing the army in this Mekong Delta city, Thieu said- "We should not allow the Communists a situation in which their security is guaranteed now in their zone so that they can launch harassing attacks against us and destroy our infrastruc- ture, schools and bridges. We should carry out these ac- tivities not only in our zone but also in the area where their army is now stationed. "As far as the armed forces are concerned, I can tell you the war has restarted." Duncan man ruled unfit MONTREAL (CP) Peter Worman Brockway, 27, of Duncan, B.C., charged in November with attempted seizure of an aircraft at Montreal International Air- port Thursday was declared mentally unfit to stand trial. A man walked onto a plane being readied for a flight to Toronto Nov. 22, pointed a gun at an attendant and demanded he be flown to London. Police surrounded the plane and the man went to the cockpit, apparently trying to start the engines. He was found to be unarmed when police boarded the air- craft. A psychiatric report, filed before Judge Andre Duranleau of sessions court by Dr. Louis-Charles Daoust, said Brockway is in what was described as a catatonic state, completely unresponsive to efforts to communicate with him. Hughes stock probe thwarted Proud ship sliced up HONG KONG (AP) Workers today began breaking up the wreck of the once- proud liner Queen Elizabeth, destroyed by arson a year ago. Demolition of the rusting hulk is expected to take three years. A spokesman for the owner, C Y. Tung's Island Naviga- tion Corp., said the first job will be to cut up the superstructure showing above water. The next step will be to try to refloat the hull. But if this proves impossible, workers will have to cut up the ship underwater, he said. The Queen Eliza- beth went to a fiery death near the western approach to Hong Kong harbor Jan. after fires broke out simultaneously in half a dozen places. An offi- cial inquiry determined that the fires were set "by person or persons unknown." Tung purchased the former flagship of the Cunard fleet in early 1971 and was converting it into a floating university. The ship was only a week away from her first trial runs when she was sabotaged. U.S. monitors Soviet subs WASHINGTON (Reuter) The Washington Post says the United States maintains a fleet of submarines near the Soviet coast to monitor Soviet nuclear-submarine activity. The Post compares the sub- marines to the U-2 spy planes that operated over the Soviet Union in the late 1950s. The Post quotes sources as saying that the U.S. sub- marines have worked within the three-mile territorial limit since the late 1960s to check the activities of Soviet nuclear submarines. The Post says the Soviet Un- ion is aware of the espionage activities. Discrimination investigated EDMONTON (CP) A University of Alberta senate task on the status of women is seeking responses from current or former women employees who feel the un- iversity has discriminated against them. A task force spokesman said this week men who know of discrimination against women also are welcome to testify. A preliminary question- naire has shown that members of the academic staff at the university believe they have been discriminated against, with male academic staff members receiving better treatment. The task force hopes to pre- sent its final report in May of this year. If evidence of dis- crimination is found, recommentations on cor- recting the abuses will be included. Montana gambling opposed HELENA, Mont. (Ap) A Montana state senator says an alliance of persons opposed to all forms of gambling and per- sons favoring all-out gambling is working to block passage of a moderate gaming law for Montana Republican James Harrison Jr. of Helena told a meeting in Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Charlottetown.-Mrs. Isabella MacNeill, 108, believ- ed to be Prince Edward Island's oldest resident. Moscow-Mikhail Somov, 65, one of the Soviet Union's best known polar explorers, who was awarded a gold medal by the British Society and the Vega gold medal by the Swedish Royal Society of Full Gojptl BusiMSMiM'i Fellowship International (LHIibridgt and District Chapter) GUEST SPEAKER: Rev. Harold Was It on a plane bound (or Tokyo that you sat beside him, or on a street in Bogota, Hong Kong, or Helsinki that you bumped into him? Was it in the Encyclopedia Brittanica or on Walter telecast that you encountered him, or on CBS' THE WORLD TONIGHT, or BBC, or RADIO MOSCOW? Was It in TIME'S account of the outpouring which began while he was leading a retreat at Yale, or In the SATURDAY EVENING POST which dubbed him "Charismatic to the Somewhere along the line, if you have heard of the Charitmatlc Renewal, you have probably come across HaraM Bredeeen, author of articles in some thirty-five magazines and, most recently, author of the book, Lord" his own story On his graduation from Luther Tneotogtcal Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota, Mr Bredeten was ordained to me Lutheran ministry and became Public Secretary of the World Council of Christian Education, the ChrWIan education complement of the World Council of Churches He la a minister of tut Reformed Church in America, the oldest denomination In the United with a continuous history, and 'a currently pestering the Trinity Christian Centre In Victoria, B C Recently returned from BangWdeth, he is coming to share with you wiat God. through Hit Spirit, doing in the world today and can do in your life Sit., JM. 5ft, 1174 I.H. BREAKFAST MEETING By JOHN M. CREWDSON New York Timei Service WASHINGTON A high justice department official conceded Thursday that there was little hope of extraditing Howard Hughes from his Bahamas refuge to stand trial in a Las Vegas, Nev., stock fraud case. Hughes, who is living at the Xanadu Princess Hotel in Freeport, on Grand Bahama Island, is scheduled to be arraigned in Las Vegas on Jan. 11. But, the official said, "I don't know that we're going to be able to extradite him. It looks tough." He added that federal prosecutors here and in Nevada had been aware of the potential difficulty in seeking Hughes' return before an in- dictment naming him and four others was handed down by a Chile RCMP visit i "nothing unusual' OTTAWA (CP) An RCMP officer is in Chile to deal with routine security checks of prospective immigrants and to help speed handling of those applicants, government of- ficials said Thursday. Both RCMP and immigra- tion officials said there is nothing unusual in this and the security checks are no more intensive than in ordinary im- migration cases. The officials were" inter- viewed following criticism last month of the length of time it is taking to process Chilean immigration applications. Immigration officials have denied this and said Thursday mat about half of the to applications received so far .have been processed. Additional officers were be- ing sent to facilitate processing. Officials said the RCMP officer is part of a special group that includes a health department doctor, also sent to help hurry things along. They said the RCMP officer handles security clearance which ordinarily would have to be done through an im- migration office elsewhere in Latin America. ONE OF SEVERAL The officer now in Santiago normally is stationed in Trini- dad. He is one of several men seconded to the immigration department as visa control officers dealing with applications from around the world. An RCMP spokesman said the'officer acts in liaison with local police. The spokesman said the offi- cer looks for security and criminal information and that he has no power to veto an application. He said RCMP officers have been working with the im- migration! department since the end of the Second World War. He said the officers have no lists of undesirables, either individuals or organizations, to work from, but deal with each individual case on its merits. Immigration Minister Robert Andras said last British MP asks trial for trio month security checks nor- mally take six months. Of- ficials were processing Chilean nationals in one to four weeks and other nationals in about two .months. Meanwhile, immigration officials find there is no great rush to come to Canada, even by those who have received visas. CANCELLED SEAT'S The department had to cancel some reserved seats on an airline last month because there were no immigrants prepared to come to Canada. The department says only about persons in the refugee camps, now said to hold about 600 or 700 persons, have expressed interest in moving to Canada. Applicants must present a valid passport or a substitute document provided by United Nations officials in Santiago, Canadians say that some of the delays being experienced in Chile may be in getting through the Chilean red tape, such as showing that debts and taxes are paid. Teachers Farewell Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener and Mrs. Mich- ener (right) entertained 200 members of the dip- lomatic corps at Gov- ernment House in Ottawa Thursday m the last social function of the couple's seven-year tenure. Mr. Michener, who leaves Government House next week, was presented with a painting on behalf of the diplomats by Philippe Cantave ambassa- dor for Haiti. Sky lab gyro erratic Helena this week that the combination is making it dif- ficult for the legislature to pass any type of gambling law. He predicts that unless the anti-gambling elements agree to a compromise, Montana may end up with a great deal more gambling than citizens want. Geography and Anthropology. Tucson, Ariz.-Earl J. John- son, 73, vice-president and editor of the United Press and United Press International for 30 years. Moscow-Maxim Shtraukh, 73, a Soviet actor who became known as the "second Lenin" for his realistic portrayals of the Russian Communist revolutionary leader. LONDON (AP) Security police seized a second young United States girl today for questioning about smuggling and international terrorism. Scotland Yard said she is a "known associate" of Allison Thompson, an 18-year-old waitress from Santa Barbara, Calif., who has been held six days with two male friends. The second girl arrived by jumbo jet from New York and was still being questioned at London airport three hours later. Airport sources said she is in her early 20s. She was not identified. A politician and The Times called on the British govern- ment to try Miss Thompson and the two Moslem men seiz- ed with her. Prime Minister Edward Heath's Conservative govern- ment is reported considering deporting the trio to the United States to avoid the reprisals likely from other terrorists should they be tried and sentenced to prison. Stanley Davis of the Opposi- tion Labor party and The Times said they should be tried for gun-running and plotting terrorist raids as a warning to guerrillas not to try anything in Britain. Those being held are Allison Thompson, 18, a Santa Bar- bara, Calif., waitress and model; Abdelkrib El- Hakkaoui, 25, a Moroccan who was president of the student body at Santa Barbara City College last year, and Atler Naseen, a 21-year-old Paki- stani who also attended the Santa Barbara college. PISTOLS SEIZED Police said Miss Thompson and El-Hakkaoui were picked up Saturday on a London air- port bus after she arrived from Los Angeles with five automatic pistols and 150 rounds of ammunition in her luggage and made contact with the Moroccan. Naseen arrived in London Monday. "We cannot shuffle off re- sponsibility onto other govern- ments for fear of Arab repris- said Davis The Times commented: "It is tempting both for the authorities and for members of the public to think that they ought to be sent packing as soon as possi- ble to avoid danger and em- barrassment. The temptation must be resisted." Out of respect for the late GEORGE WYLIE Wylii's Tartan Shop Needlecraft WILL BK CLOSED At 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 5th lacking agreements EDMONTON (CP) Almost one-third of Alberta's teachers started the new year without wage contracts and few signs of imminent agreements, Joe Berlando, head of the teacher welfare department of the Alberta Teachers' Association, said Thursday. Cost-of-living spirals during the last several months have contributed to the difficulty, said Mr. Berlando, who es- timated teachers would need wage increases averaging 11 per cent this year to keep their purchasing power even with its level at the start of 1973. Most of teachers in the province are starting the year of two-year agreements. About were covered by contracts that ex- pired Dec. 31 and only two groups, totalling about teachers, had signed new agreements. Mr. Berlando said the Southern Alberta School Authorities' Association, representing about teachers, settled for an increase of nine per cent while Red Deer public school teachers settled for 7.9 per cent. Both settlement agreements called for one- year contracts. Giant fire endangers sea-bed oil JERUSALEM (Reuter) Israeli oil experts expressed concern today that the giant fire in offshore oil rigs at Abu Rhode in the Gulf of Suet may endanger the whole sea- bed oil reservoir. The Mace broke out Tuesday and has already caased millions of dollars worth of damage. The oil field was captmd by Israel from Egypt hi the 1M7 six-day war. HOUSTON (AP) Skylab 3 flight controllers are keeping close watch on a misbehaving gyroscope. If it fails, the mis- sion might have to be short- ened. The problem has been with the astronauts since early in the flight. But suddenly the gyro has become more erratic. Astronauts Gerald Carr, William Pogue and Edward Gibson left the problem in mission control's hands. They are in the 50th day of their scheduled 84day flight. Commander Carr, in a news conference from space Wednesday, said he felt confi- dent the gyroscope problem is being managed well by mis- sion control and predicted the flight will go the full duration. But a few hours later, the gyro exhibited its second per- formance fluctuation in two days. Engineers theorize it is a lubrication problem. Soviets continue book blast MOSCOW (Reuter) The Soviet authorities today appeared to be stepping up a campaign against writer Alex- ander Solzhenitsyn over the publication in the West of his latest work but there was no sign of any formal move agairst him. Twice within 24 hours- Wednesday and again Thurs- day official Tass news agency issued bitterly- worded commentaries describing the Nobel prize- winning author as "a renegade" who is aiding "the enemies of his motherland." The reason for the Tass blasts was the publication in Paris of his Gulag Archipelago, a history of Soviet prison camps, and the subsequent appearance of ex- tracts from the book in several newspapers in the United States, Canada and Eu- rope. One of the points made by Solzhenitsyn in the book is that officials who organized the bloody purges here in the 1930s and 1940s and who ran the labor camps where tens of thousands of people were sent were never put on trial. federal grand jury in Las Vegas on Dec. 27. The chief obstacle, another official said, was the decision by a Bahamian magistrate earlier last month not to return Robert L. Vesco, another accused stock swindler, to the United States to stand trial on a charge of wire fraud. The magistrate, Emmanuel Osadebay, ruled on Dec. 7, three weeks before Hughes and his associates were charg- ed by the grand jury, that wire fraud did not constitute an ex- traditable offense because no similar provision existed in Bahamas' law. "It's a bad said another official concerned with extradition matters. The official noted that four of the seven counts with which Hughes was charged also in- volve wire fraud, which is the use of interstate telephone or telegraph communications to aid the commission of a fraudulent act. -The three others deal with alleged stock manipulations by Hughes and others to facilitate the financier's take- over in 1969 of Air West, a supplemental California air carrier. The justice department of- ficial said he was convinced mat none of the stock fraud charges would be sufficient grounds for requesting Hughes's return to this country since they, like wire fraud, are not part of the criminal code of the Bahamas. The official suggested that, since the Bahamas does have a general fraud statute, the United States might decide to argue that "fraud is regardless of how it is perpetrated essentially the same argument that proved unsuccessful in the Vesco case. Youth, 19, to die DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) Carl Isaacs, 19, was sentenced Thursday to die in the electric chair for the ex- ecution shootings of six members of the Ned Alday family. ENGINEER PREFERS RAIL SLOW DOWN EDMONTON (CP) Designing new inspection procedures to reduce train derailments is virtually impossible with all the snow on the ground this time of year, Norm McLeod, of Edmon- ton, a locomotive engineer for 28 years, said Thursday. The Canadian Transport Commission has ordered the railways to improve inspection methods or reduce speeds and load limits. "It might not be a bad idea for the commission to put a per- manent slow order for the whole system into Mr. McLeod said in an interview. Canadian National Railways has cut back on maintenance crews, which are responsible for some of the inspections, he charged. "There has been an erosion of maintenance crews" during the past few years, the CN spokesman said. Labor costs and the reluctance of people to live in small communities where they are required to live have contributed to the erosion, he said. Italy deplores Arab "opinion blackmail' ROME (AP) The Italian government toddy rejected an Arab request that Fiat, the huge automaker, fire the Jewish editor-in-chief of its daily paper, La Stampa. The foreign ministry said the government hopes the question "could and should be clarified and solved through the appropriate channels and in the spirit of the traditional friendship between our country and the Arab world." The ministry's statement came after politicians and papers reacted indignantly to the Arab threat to boycott Fiat unless it gets rid of La. Stampa's editor, Arrigo Levi, one of Italy's most-popular journalists. The staff of the paper in Turin announced its solidarity with Levi and accused the Arabs of blackmail. Fiat president Cianni Agnelli put the matter in the hands of the government, company sources reported. Levi said Fiat exerted no pressure of any kind on him. The Arab boycott office in Cairo said the decision to seek Levi's dismissal was made at a meeting in Rome in December of all Arab am- bassadors to Italy because Lev! is a "Zionist working against the Arabs." Bat the weekly magazine Espresso said the boycott threat originated with Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy because La Stampa published an article ridiculing his at- titude toward the press, his lifestyle and his politics. MOVE DENOUNCED The national press federation, the Italian jour- nalists' union, denounced the Arab move as a "threat to the freedom of all Italian journal- ists who from now on may feel threatened in the free exer- cise and pursuance of their profession." Unita, the newspaper of the strongly pro-Arab Italian Communist party, said the Arab attempt on Levi was "inadmissible interference in the internal affairs of another country, one which wounds the freedom of ex- pression and therefore cannot but be condemned." Senator Giovanni Spadolini, a leading historian and former editor of Corriere Delhi Sera, Italy's leading daily, said the Arabs are rapidly moving "from oil blackmail to blackmail against free opinion and thinking." "The hypothesis of a foreign country demanding the layoff of the editor-in-chief of a free Italian newspaper for the un- heard of reason that be is Jew has never before been not even in political Levi became editor-in-chief of La Stampa, one of Italy's most authoritative papers, early last year. The paper's editorial policy toward the Oc- tober Arab-Israeli war was generally neutral but oc- casionally favored Israel. New team in Spain MADRID (AP) A new team took over the Spanish government today, with most signs indicating the swing back to the right is being accelerated and law and order will be emphasized. More than half of the 19- member cabinet named Thursday by Premier Carlos Arias Navarro are allied with the Movement, Spain's only legal political party and the successor to the Flange that supported Generalissimo Francisco Franco after the Civil War. BRIDGE RUG ft DRAPES LTD. rtWIfSTIMATfS PIMM COILIM MAIL ;