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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, January News in brief Creator of Archie dies MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) Bob Montana, creator of the Archie comic strip, died Saturday while cross-country skiing near his home here. A Family spokesman said the 54-year-old cartoonist died after he apparently suffered a heart attack. Montana, who began his cartooning career while in high school, created Archie comics in 1942, when a publisher commissioned him to draw a strip based on the Henry Aldrich radio show.. In recent years, Montana lived in a cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee where he had taken up organic gardening and farming, often a topic in his strips. Montana had stopped draw- ing the comic books, only developing story lines and leaving the work to artists in New York. But he retained the newspaper strip. t Guerrilla warfare threatened DAR ES SALAAM (Reuter) Tanzanian Foreign Minister John Malecela said Sunday night that Rhodesia's black nationalist groups would resume their guerrilla war if Britain did not call a con- stitutional conference to work out a settlement. At a dinner for British For- eign Secretary James Callag- han, Malecela said the Rhdde- sian nationalists had agreed to suspend fighting on the under- standing that a constitutional conference would be called soon. "It is therefore important that such a conference is call- ed without undue nr un- necessary he said. "The price for not calling the conference would be the resumption of fighting ac- tivities by the liberation movements." Addis Ababa wants to negotiate ADDIS ABABA (AP) Ethiopia's military govern- ment issued a conciliatory communique Sunday in an ap- parent first step toward open- ing negotiations with secessionist guerrillas in the troubled northern province of Eritrea. The government issued a communique saying it has au- thorized civilian and church leaders to make direct con- tact with the Eritrean Libera- tion Front (ELF) on its behalf. The communique follows weeks of guerrilla activity in the area. What a place to park! The mounds of snow surrounding this car on 4th Street S. between 3rd and 4th Avenues are an all too visible reminder of the storm that hit the city two weeks ago. City motorists breathed a sigh of relief Saturday when another snowfall stopped after depositing only enough white stuff to make streets slick. The snow brought out the sanding trucks again, while snow re- moval crews continue to plug away at ice-rutted roads. A full crew worked the Friday midnight shift and again Sunday midnight, the city engineering director said today. Regular night and day snow-removal shifts are continuing, he said. Balloon voyage postponed vlll Spill CcillSGCt by inexperience SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Capricious winds have forced another postponement of the transatlantic balloon voyage of millionaire publisher Malcolm Forbes and aerospace scientist Thomas Heinsheimer. They were to ascend at 4 a.m. Sunday, but an hour before the scheduled lift-off, Forbes told the 300 or so special guests and journalists assembled in Santa Ana there would be a delay. "If we lift off now we'd be on our way to Honolulu." Forbes said. "And somewhere along the way, the wind would change, and we'd be blown back toward California." If that happened, the oxygen supply would be depleted, "and we'd have an abort on our he said. Westmoreland in hospital HALIFAX mental officials feel a spill Thursday of between and gallons of diesel fuel in Northern Labrador may have been caused by an employee's inexperience with pumping operations. The fuel escaped through an open valve in the fuel storage area at the communications base at Saglek, Nfld., about PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) Doctors treating Gen William Westmoreland for heart attack said Sunday tha the retired army chief of stai was resting comfortably an his vital signs were stable. A spokesman at Eisenhowe Medical Centre said West moreland, 60, would be kept it the coronary care unit for an Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS Bloemfontein, South Africa Modisapudi Elias other four or five days. There will be no further medical i bulletins "unless there is a Uies significant change in his con- the spokesman said. OI CraSll I In a statement earlier Sun- day, it was reported that "IJU'lcS Westmoreland had spent a MEDICINE HAT (CP) _ restless night and required An eight year old boy djed pa.n-k.ll.ng drugs. ,n early day of injuries suffered in a traffic accident which killed two other persons Friday 160, an African who said he afternoon, was born in 1814. Police said David William New York Milton Cross, Woloshen of Redcliffe, died of 77, announcer since 1931 of following the accident Saturday radio broadcasts by the Metropolitan Opera; of an on the outskirts of Redcliffe. apparent heart attack. Fay Shirley -Ann Woloshen pp 41, also of Redcliffe, and Rome-Carlo Levi, 72, best- Douglas Lawrence Winder, selling Italian novelist and 28, of Calgary, died in the anfi fascist. crash. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL tJoe Duncan Of JOSEPH HAIR STYLES 922-5th Avenue, North Lethbridge Phone 328-7366 Is Pleased to Announce THE DOUBLING IN SIZE OF HIS HAIR SALON and INCREASE IN STAFF to givo You MORE ATTRACTIVE SURROUNDINGS BETTER In and Meet the NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR QUALIFIED STAFF YVONNE NEILSON Specializing in Men's Hair Stylings Or any other member of our Staff FAYE SCHAUFERT MAXINE JANZEN ROSE ANN ZIGLI MARY LYNN VAN HELL JANUARY SPECIAL! SAVE and Bring IhH Couoon with You. GIFT COUPON Viiusd it 2 lill January 31 >t, 1975 (Upon presentation) on any Uniperm or Act 1 Permanent at JOSEPH HAIR STYLES 125 miles from the northern- most tip of Labrador. The base, operated by Inter- national Telegraph and Tele- phone (Canada) Ltd., also was the scene of a diesel fuel spill in August. An environmental official said the diesel oil escaped when a Labrador Airways employee, new to the base, opened a valve Thursday to fill a 500-gallon mobile tank. Workers at a nearby pump house, which pumps diesel oil from coastal tankers to three large storage tanks at the base, had closed the line runn- ing to the valve to do some work. When no fuel came through, the airline employee returned to the base without clsoing the valve, the environment of- ficial said. When the pump house work- ers opened the line, fuel from the tanks, situated on higher ground, flowed through the open valve for about 16 hours into about 18 inches of snow. The airline employee dis- covered the oil spill Friday morning. It covers about a 150-yard area around the valve and, while there does not appear to be any immediate danger of it running into Saglek Bay, offi- cials are "concerned about what will happen in the spring." It is too early to determine whether the oil can be recov- ered before spring runoff or dissipate during the winter. Indian occupation B.C. Rail workers voting VANCOUVER (CP) Van- couver television station BCTV said Sunday that British Columbia Rail shopcraft workers would receive a 24 per cent wage increase during a nine month contract if they approve a memorandum of agreement with the railway. Shopcraft union members voted Sunday at Squamish and were to vote today at Prince George on the tentative agree- ment announced early Satur- day following a meeting between representatives of the two sides. Vancouver lawyer Dalton Larson, ap- pointed by the provincial government in late December as industrial inquiry com- missioner, presided over the meeting. Details of the proposed settlement were to be withheld pending completion of the ratification vote. Union negotiators recommended the 550 striking workers accept the proposed contract. But in Prince George Saturday, shopcraft spokesman Vern Paul recommended that the proposal be rejected by the membership. BCTV said the vote appeared close at the meeting of about 300 Lower Mainland workers at Squamish Sunday. The station said the memorandum of agreement includes a proposal to set up an industrial inquiry commis- sion to investigate labor management relations at the provincial government own- ed railway. Union spokesman Norm Farley said the railway can expect more trouble next summer unless labor management relations im- prove. Mr. Farley said that if the memorandum of agreement was ratified by the shopcraft unions, the railway could be running again Tuesday. The BCR has been idle since negotiations broke off and the strike began Nov. 21. 25-foot snow drifts censured stop convoy GRESHAM, Wis. (AP) Indian demonstrators, cen- sured by tribal leaders for having seized a northwoods religious estate, have in- terrupted an uneasy ceasefire with intermittent shots. An attempt to resume talks was frustrated Sunday when an Indian spokesman declined to negotiate after being denied unrestricted freedom to visit the estate. Mediators said they hoped to resume negotiations today. District Attorney Ear] Schmidt said the demonstrators had agreed to a ceasefire of "undetermined duration" Sunday, but gunfire was heard later and officers returned "a couple of shots." He said gunfire from the es- tate amounted to one shot about every 15 minutes and speculated demonstrators were simply signalling to each other in the darkness. About 45 Indians calling themselves the Menomhee Warrior Society occupied the unused estate's 64-room man- sion Wednesday. WHITEHORSE, Y.T. (CP) About 34 persons were air- lifted to a Yukon highway maintenance camp Sunday after being stranded on a road in the extreme northwest cor-_ ner of British Columbia Satur- day night. Ches Campion, Yukon highways superintendent, said the group of travellers bound from Haines, Alaska, to Haines Junction, Y.T., were travelling in a convoy on the Haines road after leaving Haines Friday. The road parallels the St. Elias Moun- tains, the highest range in North America. Mr. Campion said the con- voy was led by snowblowers and graders but was stopped by 25 foot drifts about 62 miles out. Included in the con- voy were several cars and four transport trucks. The highways department spokesman said a helicopter from Haines Junction took the stranded travellers to the maintenance camp, about 75 miles north of Haines. Soviets gloating over CIA scandal By CHRISTOPHER S. WREN New York Times Service MOSCOW The com- munist party newspaper Pravda today cited an inter- nal surveillance scandal in the U.S. involving the Central Intelligence Agency to show Soviet readers that the United States was allegedly guilty of persecuting dissidents of its own. "Thus the much hailed bourgeois democracy in prac- tice turns out to be a system of total surveillance and es- asserted Tomas Kolesnichenko, a Pravda senior editor, in the new- spaper's Weekly International Review. Until now, the Soviet press has generally reported the scandal with a minimum of comment, since internal sur- veillance is a routine activity of the Soviet Committee of State Security, or KGB as it is called by its Russian initials. The KGB enjoys a mostly free hand on matters deemed in the national security, both within arid outside the Soviet Union. Has attack OTTAWA (CP) Charlotte Whitton, 78-year-old former mayor of Ottawa, was ad- mitted to hospital Sunday, night following a heart attack. A hospital spokesman said Miss Whitton was in intensive care and slightly improved. It is the second time in two years that Miss Whitton has been in hospital. The line taken in today's Pravda commentary suggested that the Kremlin, in capitalizing on the latest American scandal, was will- ing to overlook any ramifications at home as it hit away at the CIA's reported snooping against American citizens. In so doing, Pravda clearly implied that the United States should look to its own affairs before criticizing the Soviets for their treatment of dis- sidents. The commentary comes at a time when the Soviet press has distinctly sharpened its running criticism of American life-in the wake of its disclaimer on any emigra- tion agreement in return for trade benefits and Moscow's evident displeasure with the existing trade reform bill. In reporting that President Ford had appointed a commis- sion of inquiry into domestic spying activities, Tass, the of- ficial press agency, asserted today that the CIA "in recent years practiced large-scale secret spying on thousands of Americans, thereby flouting their civil rights and freedoms." The weekly commentary in Pravda, which receives wide readership here, pointed out that it was "precisely" in the United States that "ac- cusations originate against the Soviet Union and other socialist countries of absence of democracy" and "persecutions of dissidents" and so on." "As for the U.S.A. the commentary said, "the authors of these inventions of course consider that American society is the height of democracy." "However, the revelations of persecutions of dissidents in the United States appear one after Pravda contended. "This time, the talk is about exposure of the spying activities of the CIA even within America itself." Pravda said that the CIA had been "compiling dossiers on tens of thousands of people in the United States" and went on to tell of eavesdropp- ing devices used against Americans. Saigon shelled SAIGON (AP) Com- munist forces shelled the out- skirts of Saigon in South Viet- nam and Phnom Penh in Cam- bodia today as the besieged garrison at Phuoc Binh city held out for the fifth day. The shelling on the western edge of Saigon was the closest rocket attack to the South Vietnamese capital since before the signing of a ceasefire agreement nearly two years ago. The Viet Cong fired 12 100- pound rockets shortly after midnight Sunday at an inter- national communications centre two miles west of the city limits. MIDWEEK SPECIAL! When you buy a Thrift Box at the regular price you get FRENCH FRIES FOR 3 8fl.oz. CREAMY COLESLAW Colonel Sanders and his boys make it "finger lickin' good" M.M. Drive Phont 328-7751 i, S.-Phone 328-8161 FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP.' ;