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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, January 4, 1975 Hews in brief Indira views cremation NEW DELHI (AP) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi today led thousands of mourners who watched as the body of India's assassinated railway minister was cremated according to the Hindu rites. The service was in a mango grove in his native village of Bulua Bazar in eastern Bihar state. Lalit Narayan Mishra, the first cabinet minister murdered in 27 years of Indian independence, died of injuries suffered when a bomb explod- ed as he was inaugurating a new rail line in Bihar on Thur- sday. Chileans jump embassy fence By Agence France-Presse SANTIAGO (CP) Thirty young Chileans jumped over a high iron fence into the grounds of the Venezuelan embassy today and requested political asylum. In Caracas, Foreign Minister Efrain Schacht said Venezuela will ask Chile to grant safe conduct to the 30 to seek refuge in another country, not necessarily Venezuela. Ambassador Antonio Arel- lano, emerging from a meeting with the Chilean foreign minister, Patricio Carvajal, declined to identify the refugees but told reporters they were about 25 years of age and were members of the Revolutionary Left Move- ment, the Communist party and the Socialist party. There now are about 300 political refugees embassies in Santiago. U.S. judge improving WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Douglas suffered "a loss of some ability to move" on his left side from his recent stroke but has been showing improvement and an excellent appetite, doctors at Walter Reed army medical centre report. The 76-year-old Douglas en- tered the hospital Wednesday after being stricken while vacationing in the Bahamas. A statement issued Friday said Douglas "continues on anti-coagulants and began physical therapy yesterday He is alert, on a full diet and has an excellent appetite." Court spokesman Barrett McGurn said no medical bulletins were anticipated during the weekend. Bricklin cars gear toward break even Frogmen mine tanker SAIGON (AP) Viet Cong frogmen mined the British tanker Hyria before dawn Friday as it was docked at the Shell Oil Co. pier near Nha Be, six miles southeast of Saigon, military officials said today. The officials said the mine blew a small hole in the ship next to its propeller but there were no casualties. The ship is owned by Shell Bermuda (Overseas) Ltd. in London. The Saigon command re- ported that government troops killed two Viet Cong frogmen Friday night near an Esso Oil Co. pier at Nha Be. SAINT JOHN, N.B. (CP) Bricklin officials say more than 650 of the company's gull-winged sports cars have been made and production is moving rapidly toward the stage at which the government-assisted venture will break even. Malcolm Bricklin, president of the parent General Vehicle Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz., said Haldeman lawyers allege influence Romanian crash kills 33 VIENNA (Reuter) Thir- ty-three passengers were kill- ed in a plane crash on an inter- nal flight in Romania last Sun- day, the Romanian news agency Agerpres reported today. Agerpres said the crew also died when the aircraft crash- ed in the Lotru mountain area on a regular flight from Oradea, near the Hungarian border, to Bucharest. The brief announcement did not say how many were in the crew. There was no explanation for the six-day delay in dis- closing the crash. There was no immediate in- dication whether any foreigners were aboard the aircraft. Space debris about to hit HUNTSVILLE (Reuter) month, but no one knows The largest single piece of where it will come manmade space debris will Officials of the U.S. plunge back to earth later this Agency said here Friday t ctncro nf fho rocket, which placed t Skylab space stati orbit in 1973, will re-ent earth's atmosphere Ja Beth Scientists say they wiil n Johnson IE? until about 24 hours b SBVS the rock re-enters the a just where it w unclear is what w if scientists determu it will land on or near Malnutrition happens in our own families. It can happen area. aating loo much of the things, 'such as soft drinks coffee and sweets, and not of the right things, as eggs, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. It can when dieting by ing a diet which limits food take to a few foods only, rather than a diet which Includes a wide variety of food. It nap pen during illness, even during pregnancy, when the stomach upsets cause sides in the six-week Britis of necessary proteins, Railway strik and vitamins. It can given a report on the dis after burns, accidents or surgery unless care is given to rebuilding damaged or by special mediatio commisioner Dalton Larso troyed tissue with food. It can happen by Spokesmen for union an breakfast, eating lunch from a dispenser, and trying to squeeze a whole days were no available Friday to discus tional needs out of the non-binding mediatio meal, which is impossible. and details on it can happen at any age were als shortage of money causes one o rely on starchy foods (the cheapest such as About 550 members of fiy bread and macaroni, or unions went o one lacks the energy to Nov. 21 after contrac pare meals, as in convalecence and old age. We can't broke down. to assume that crown corporation' exists only in countries public offer to th starvation is endemic. Just would increas many of us in this agriculturally rich area exist on the fringes of. cell starvation is hard to and benefits by 19.5 pe cent in nine months. The un lut supernutrition leads have suggested a 30.6 to a state of super health, increase for th< more resistance to disease and accidents, while malnutrition owers resistance to where period. may easily fail prey to ease, infection- and RUG he fact that there Is abundant food here does not mean LTD. are all FREE ESTIMATES Courtesy The 329-4722 riilk COLLEGE MALL WASHINGTON (AP) H. R. Haldeman's lawyers say the Watergate cover-up trial jurors "may have received influential information which could have affected their ver- dict" while they considered charges in the case. They asked U.S. District Judge John Sirica Friday fora new trial and permission to subpoena one of the jurors and a newspaper reporter. The jury convicted Haldeman and three other defendants on New Year's Day of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Watergate case. The next day, the Washington Star-News reported that juror Ruth Gould "hinted there were some jurors who disregarded his (Sirica's) instructions not to watch television of read newspapers during the brief periods they were not actually under surveillance." "I just think I never said anything like that, I didn't in- dicate anything like that and it wasn't Mrs. Gould told The Associated Press Friday. She added that none of the jurors watched television or read newspapers during the three day deliberation period. Sirica had permitted the ju- rors to read newspapers, listen to radio and watch television during the trial's testimony phase. But a U.S. marshal always was supposed to screen out references to Watergate. The judge, however, banned all TV, radio and newspaper reading after the jury got the case last Monday. Haldeman's lawyers asked for a hearing "to develop the accuracy and extent of the news article." They asked also for permission to sub- poena Walter Taylor, whose by-line appeared on the story in Thursday's Star-News. Taylor said, "Another re- porter was involved in the story and I didn't talk to Mrs. Gould. But I stand by the ac- curacy of the story." Haldeman's lawyers said if the jurors did violate Sirica's instructions "then it would ap- pear that they not only receiv- ed extraneous information which they were prohibited from receiving, but as well, were permitted not to be un- der surveillance during brief periods, they not only dis- obeyed the express orders of this court but, even more im- portantly, they may have received influential infor- mation which could have af- fected their verdict." Trade bill troubles hopeful president WASHINGTON (AP) United States President Ford signed a trade reform bill Fri- day and expressed both hope and fear about its impact. The bill gives Ford authori- ty to reduce tariff and other trade barriers for a new round of trade negotiations this year. In signing the bill at a White House ceremony, Ford de- scribed it as "the most signifi- cant trade legislation passed by the Congress since the beginning of the trade agree- ment program four decades ago." But Ford took sharp issue with amendments pegging So- viet trade concessions to freer emigration of Soviet Jews and with restrictions on trade con- cessions to members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries "I must express my reservations about the wisdom of legislative language that can only be seen as objectionable and dis- criminatory by other sovereign Ford said. He apparently was responding not only to Soviet criticism of the bill but also to bitter attacks by Venezuela and Ecuador, both OPEC members. Ford also signed a bill to al- low broadcast and newspaper reporting of state lottery re- sults. Congress passed the measure after Attorney- General William Saxbe warn- ed that many state-run lotteries violated federal law prohibiting public reporting of lottery information. The president vetoed legislation that would have allowed retail milk prices to go up by six cents a half- gallon, calling the bill "highly inflationary to consumers and unnecessary." However, a smaller increase of three cents a gallon was approved by the agriculture de- partment. U.S. .officials said after the bill-signing ceremony that they expected discussions between State Secretary Henry Kissinger and Soviet officials. Friday that production is moving toward 25-30 vehicles a break-even his officers predict 32 Bricklins a day will be roll- ing off the assembly line by next month. Bricklin Canada Ltd., the subsidiary whichs builds the two-passenger safety car, has been plagued by problems since the plant officially open- ed this summer. But Mr. Bricklin said any new auto, plant faces similar problems and the venture was less risky now than when it began. "We are surviving and sur- viving said the 35-year- old businessman and promoter. "Every car we build is pre-sold." The cars are being shipped by truck into the east- ern United States as they are produced and are distributed by a network of more than 200 dealers. About 400 workers now are employed on the assembly line at Saint John and an ad- ditional 180 at Minto, N.B., where the acrylic glass fibre car bodies are manufactured. The company hopes even- tually to produce cars a month in New Brunswick and to open a second plant in the United States. But Mr. Bricklin refused to comment on his search for new capital to keep the ven- ture operating until produc- tion goals are reached. He said earlier that about million was used to launch the venture and announced in late November that he ex- .pected an additional million to million would be re- quired. Soviets give trade caution WASHINGTON (Reuter) The Post says the Soviet Union has told the United States that it will nullify the 1972 Soviet-American trade agreement if Washington tries to enforce the emigration provision in the new 1974 trade bill. The newspapers diplomatic correspondent, Murrey Marder, says that an authoritative Soviet source said the warning was delivered by the Soviets last month. The source said the United States was told that if the provisions calling for freer emigxation by Soviet minorities are enforced, Moscow will consider the 1972 trade bill invalid. Trudeau tour boosts option Countdown Dr. Thomas Heinsheim- er an aerospace scientist, and publisher Malcolm Forbes inspect 13 helium-filled balloons they expect to carry them across the Atlantic. The men will lift off early Sunday for the non-stop flight from Santa Ana, Calif., heading for south- ern Europe or north Africa. The crossing has never been accomplish- ed before. BIOLOGISTS ADD TO WATER FUSS WASHINGTON (AP) A team of biologists has added to the controversy over public water supplies by finding potential cancer-causing sub- stances in the blood of New Orleans, La. residents. New Orleans is one of several cities where suspected cancer-causing sub- stances, carcinogens, have been found in the drinking water; There is a strong suspicion but no proof that the possible carcinogens found in the New Orleans residents' blood came from the water supply. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun a survey of other water supplies for the presence of carcinogens. There is concern that chlori- nation of drinking water, the usual method to purify polluted water, may alter cer- tain pollutants, converting them into carcinogens. The biologists at the Univer- sity of New Orleans published their findings in the Jan. 10 is- sue of Science magazine. The biologists, led by Dr. John Laseter, analyzed both New Orleans drinking water and blood plasma collected from 21 people and then pool- ed into one plasma sample. Two chemicals, carbon tet- rachloride and tetrachloroethylene, were found in the water and the blood plasma. Carbon tetrachloride is a known carcinogen in animals. Tetracholoroethylene is a sus- pected carcinogen. The scientists also found that the carbon tetrachloride was at much higher concentrations in the blood than in the water. OTTAWA (CP) Federal officials say the main thrust of Prime Minister Trudeau's European visit in March will be to "reinforce the third op- that is, to reduce this country's economic dependency on the United States. Economic matters will dominate the discussions, they predict. When he visits Bonn, Rome, The Hague and London in the first two weeks of March the over-riding topic will be increased trade between Canada and the Euro- pean Common Market countries. Trade matters may even arise during Mr. Trudeau's audience with the Pope March 7, his first visit to the Vatican since January, 1969, when he announced that Canada would send a diplomatic mission to the Holy See. When officials talk of the "third option" in connection with the prime minister's visit the reference is to the various alternatives outlined by the government years ago toward reducing economic dependency on the U.S. The first option mentioned was to leave things as they are, the second to establish a deliberate policy of cutting economic ties with the States. Both were rejected in favor of the so-called third option trying to reduce dependency by increasing trade with other countries. 'It's hard to say if the policy is really Mr. Trudeau said recently." The policy is working in the sense that we're looking for diversification, but I don't know if the percentage of trade actually has varied more than a fraction." The third option was high in mind when Mr. Trudeau earlier visited Moscow, Pek- ing and several western Euro- pean countries. There were no dramatic breakthroughs in terms of trade, but the idea was to draw attention to Cana- dian products and the Cana- dian market. Officials here say that the countries Mr. Trudeau will be Visiting in Ger- many, Italy, the Netherlands and all probably well aware of what Canada has to offer but that his visit will, it is hoped focus new attention on this country's desire to broaden its economic ties. Brezhnev invited to visit Vancouver VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) Communist party secretary Leonid Brezhnev is tentative- ly scheduled to visit Van- couver next June, a local civic leader said Friday. Brezhnev, who is expected to be in the United States next summer for talks with Presi- dent Ford, has not formally accepted the invitation to appear in Vancouver, however. But, says Norm Small of Vancouver, the Soviet con- sulate in San Francisco said Brezhnev has acknowledged the Vancouver invitation and the San Francisco office has included the Washington city on its schedule for the Com- munist leader. "They're very enthusiastic about Small said. "But official confirmation would probably come at a very late date." The report came amidst rumors in Moscow that Brezhnev is ill. He was last seen in public Dec. 24. The Soviet leader had bronchitis during his visit to Paris last month and it worsened after his return to Moscow, the weekly Cairo newspaper Akhbar el Yom reported today. -y It said Brezhnev was being treated in a hospital outside Moscow and had to cancel his proposed visit to Cairo. Two dead near Redcliff REDCLIFF (CP) Fay Shirley-Ann Woloshen, 41, of Redcliff, and Douglas Lawrence Winder, 27, of Calgary, were killed Friday in a two-car collision on the out- skirts of this southeastern Alberta community. Two other persons are in serious condition in hospital. Indian absence ruled geographic MONTREAL (CP) A claim that an act which prohibits reserve Indians from jury duty is dis- criminatory was rejected Fri- day by the Quebec Court of Appeal. Lawyer Gaetan Robert ar- gued the Quebec Jury Act did not provide his client, Thomas Diabo, of the nearby Caughna- waga reserve, with equality before the courts. At his trial last January on four charges of armed holdups totalling Diabo sought to have the charges quashed on the grounds that none of the potential jury members was an Indian. But Associate Chief Justice James Hugessen of Quebec Superior Court ruled "the law gives one the right to be judg- ed by a jury not one's peers." Justice George Owen of Ap- peal Court said it was true no registered Indian living on the reserve could sit as a juror at Diabo's trial, reason for this is not the fact he be- longs to the Indian race, but rather the fact that he does not reside in a municipality that has a valuation roll." Exclusion of Indians from the jury lists is geographical, not racial, Justice -Owen concluded. N.Y. sniper bound over OLEAN.N.Y. (APJ-A17- year old honor student, ac- cused of being the sniper kill- ed three persons at Olean high school during a day of terror Monday, was ordered held Friday for grand jury action. Judge James Crowley of city court ordered Anthony Bafbaro of Olean bound over on three counts of second degree murder after listening to testimony by nine witnesses at a hour hearing. Barbaro, also a member of the high school's rifle team, showed no emotion during the court proceedings. He was returned to the Cattaraugus County Jail without bond to await grand jury action. Metis historian hopeful about Calgary museum Train spill MUNDARE (CP) A grain car on a westbound CNR freight train jumped the tracks Friday night, hitting a seed cleaning plant and rup- turing a gasoline line, 45 miles east of Edmonton. A CNR spokesman said the lead car of a 12 car train derailed, ripping open a cor- ner of the seed plant, then severing an above ground gas- oline line leading to a shell bulk gas station. OTTAWA (CP) Terry Lusty of Calgary, president of the Metis Historical Society, was "quite optimistic" Fri- day after discussing possible federal support for a museum, library and archives dedicated to his people. Mr. Lusty, whose project would be located in Calgary, met federal officials, none of whom were available later for comment. "But it looks quite optimis- he said in an interview. "We definitely got our message across." He proposed a three-year, budget, most of which would be for salaries with some funds set aside for purchase of materials. This budget is to be reviewed in April by a national museums policy consulting committee. Mr. Lusty said the federal funds would not be for a build- ing. "We'd have to look else- where for this." He said one of the reasons for his optimism is support promised by the Manitoba and Alberta provincial museums, which have said they will do- nate artifacts, photographs and documents. Similar com- mitments have been made by private citizens who are of mixed Indian and white an- cestry. "It would be the first such program in Canada. To date, there's been no concerted ef- fort on total organization, documentation and display of Metis culture and history." ;