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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-07,Lethbridge, Alberta Warning follows storm A weather adviiory warning drivers of possible blowing and drifting snow cod* dltioos remained In effect followbig the pre-dawn stonn tiiat hit Lethbridge about 4:30 a.m. The Kenyon Field weather office said the Arctic front dum^ about Inches of snow on the city with winds gusting up to 30 m.p.h. by 7 a.m. Calgary was harder hit earlier with gusts more than 55 m.p.h. Snow flurries and north winds were ex* pected to continue most of the day but skies are expected to clear tonight dr<^p-ing the mercury to the five to 10 below range with a high of only zero forecast for Tuesday. The worst of the storm hit the CardstonWarner area by 8:30 a.m. and by that time tlie department of highways reported drlv* ing lanes on most Lethbridge district highways were bare. There were some drift across the roads in sheltered areas, but these were being plowed off, said a department official. Time Air reported a slight delay in its early morning flights — more because passengers had trouble reaching the airport on time than because of flying conditions All flights were on tcbedule by S a.m. The city public worb department had its graders and tanders out at« a.m. work* ing at the hei^t of the storm, but a spi^esman said it was only the normal routine for snow clearing. ‘‘We’ve got all our equipment out working, but it’s Uie standard operation," he Baid.^.“We’re not fairing any contractors to help out.” This morning’s 2^inch fall added to the 1 ^-inches of snow that fell on the city early Sunday. Only a few reports of school closures were received. Schools on the Blood and Peigan reserves were closed as was the private Immanuel Christian School in Lethbridge. Lethbridge separate and public schools don’t resume the new term until Wednesday.    , Rural students in the Fort Macleod aiea had no school buses this momliig, twt the town schools were open. The weatherman said the storm was another In the continuing series of ArUc disturbances that have moved south in the past two weeks. “The pattern’s well established,’ he said. “Until that changes, no Chinooks.” - , I i M Another storm passing through WALTER KERBER phOtO Highway 3 between Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek was one of several highways and roads swept by winds and snowThe LetKbndge Herald VOL. LXVIl — 21 LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1974 20 Pages 10 CentsIsraelis to offer pullback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli and Egyptian envovs resumed troop-pullback ulks in Geneva todi^r amid reports that Israel is preparing an offer to withdraw 18 miles frvm the Suez canal. ^ Hie press reports in Israel and the United States said the Israeli offer wile coupled with a demand that Egypt reduce its tiw^ and arms on tlieeast side of the waterway. But there wu|no.mdicatioii wlietfaer the    jsndt plan was pteced « the neiotiating table at tJIe Geneva discussions continued he^een Abj.-Gen. Mordeebal Gur and Col. Dov Sion lor Esrael, and Brig.>Gen. Taba el-Magdoob and Col. Ahmed FottadHowaidt for Egypt. After about hours of talks, they broke up for half an hour for consultations. United Naticns sources said. ’This presumably meant checks by telephone with their govenmients in Tel Aviv and C^lro. TO RESUME TALKS Lt.-Gen. Ensio Sillasvuo, the UN peacekeeping commander who presides over the meetings, said after the session that the officers will meet again Wednesday. The respected Beirut newspaper An Nahar reported that Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy of Egypt has urged the Palesonian    move ment to ton» a government in exile for- possible partlcUta-tion in the next phase of the over-all Geneva peace talks.Armored uiiit driven back DAMASCUS (Reuter) ~ Syrian artillery drove back and inflicted casualties on an Israeli armored unit which moved towards Syrian advanced positions today, a military spokesman said. The last clash on the Syrian front was reported Jan. 2, when a military spokesman said Syrian and Israeli forces twice exchanged fire An Israeli spokesman reported the next day that three Israeh soldiers died when a iiiortar bomb fell into their dugin positions on the Syrian front. Libya, Iraq ask $20 barrel Security alert A BOAC aircraft takes off at London's Heathrow Massive security precautions are in effect at several Airport whtie troops stand by an armoured vehicle, major European airports. / , European security forces seek terrorist missiles LONDON (AP) - British soldiers and police are patrolling the grounds of Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s official residences, in an extension of an alert for terrorists at London’s Heathrow Airport about six miles away. , The castle is in direct line with the flight paths of many airliners using Heathrow, where police am troops armed with machine-guns and light tanks have mounted a security guard unprecedented in peacetime Britain. Army and police chiefs say officially that the ^ration is <mly an exercise. But British press reports link it with a group of Arab terroHsts believed to have infiltrated into Europe armed with Soviet-made SAM-7 missiles. Hie SAM ground>to4ir missile has a range of about three miles, and there is speculation that the terrorists plan to attack an airliner in flight near liisid« aassified 17-18 Ck>mlcs..... ....... fl Comment ....... 4 District. 13 Family..... 14, 15, 20 Local News. ... n, 12 Markets 10 l^orts...... Theatres.... . S-10 ....... 7 TV......... ....... 7 Weather ..,. ....... 8 mt LOW iwhght -i* HIGH TUES. CLEARING one of Europe's major airports. The Queen was not in ber castle when soldiers arrived in armored cars Sunday to mount guard. She is staying with otter members of the Royal Family more than 100Canadians also watch MONTREAL (CP) ^ A special security alert is under way at all Canadian airports following the threat of violence by terrorists in Europe, an Air Canada sp<^esman said Sunday night. He p^aid the airline’s internal secunty group has issued an alert bulletin to all operations personnel outlining additional security measures to be taken. “We can’t tell you the details of the imltetin for obvious reasons,” he said, “but we can confirm that it is directly Ued to the events in Europe.” In Canada, unlike most European countries, airport security is sfAit between the government and ttie airlines. The RCMP have over-all charge of wrticing airports, but the airlines have to see that passengers and aircraft are safe. John Fifield. Lethbridge airport manager, said there are no special precautions being taken here. The security alert is in effect only at larger airports, he said miles away at Sandringham, another royal residence, in rural Norfolk. The anti-terrorist clamp-down at Heathrow is likely to continue for several days. Press reports said the alert was ordered late Friday night after a series of reports from the secret servicca of West European countries said that three SAM missiles have been smuggled into Europe. The SAM is about five feet long and, dismantled, can be hidden in a suitcase. It is fired from the shoulder, homing in on its target by seeking the heat from the aircraft engine. USED IN VIETNAM SAM missiles were used with considerable effect by the Viet Cong in the latter stages of the Vietnam war and by the Egyptians and Syrians in the Mideast war last year. The Arab terrorists are believed to have got their SAMs through Libya which helps fi* nance Palestinian guerrilla groups. Security precautions have also been increased at most main Eunqtean airports. Including those of Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome and Bonn, with paratroops, armored cars or sharpshooters keeping guard. Meanwhile, Britain braced itself for the pooslbllity of further attacks from internal terrorists. Bomben struck riv« ttantt In London darini the weekend, caustag damage but no casualties. Two of the targets wm amw officers. Lt.*Gen. Sir Cecil Blacker, adjutantgeneral of the defence ministry, escaped when a bomb planted outside his house did not go oft and MaJ.-Gen. Philip Ward, officer commanding London district, was out when a bomb damaged the basement of his home. The blasts were blamed police on the Irish Republican Army. Fnm AP-REUTER geneva (CP) - With at least two of its members reported to be asking |20 a iMirrel for their oil, the 12-country Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is reviewing “all aspects” of its priclng-^tem. ,    ' Oil miaisten of OPEC are meeting licre tod». Abderràhman Khene of Al-gera, OPEC secretary--g«ieraL said the meeting will discuss the price producers should charge oü companies. The OPEC meeting follows a report from the authoritative Middle East Economic Survey that Libya and Iraq are asking at least ^ a barrel for their oil. The weekly oil news letter said Libya is offering crude oil at $20 a barrel to selected buyers on a t3ke-it-or<leave-it basis and that Iraq is asking 121.50 a barrel for its oil. The survey says bids for crude oil have reached 122.60 a barrel in Nigeria, another OPEC member. A barrel is 35 gallons. Libya announced last week that is is raising its posted price—the amount on which oil companies are liable for taxes and royalties~to f 1&.786 a barrel from $9.061. The six Persian Gulf OPEC members last month raised their price of crude to f 11.65 a barrel from fS.ll. Algeria is the only OPEC member not to have raised its price. Algerian oil still sells for $9.25 a barrel. Venezuela, a major supplier of oil to Eastern Canada, has raised its price to $14.08 a barrel from $7.74. The six Persian Gulf OPEC members are Iran, Iraq, Ku- wait, Abu Dbabi. Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In addition to Libya, Nigeria, Algeria and Venezuela, other OPEC members are Indonesia and Ecuador. Khene, the secretary-general, meeting, here will "daysr— '■ “We shall be considering the pricing system in all its aspects, from a general point of view, and we shall have reports from groups of our ex* perts in front of us to help us,” he said in an interview. In Addition to the large price increases, the Arab members of OPEC have ordered a totd oil embargo against the U.S. and the Netheriands for their E^Israelt stand in tte.. Oc-i.e» Jober Mideast war. last two, .however, the«'to|li#’'att--nounced on Christmas Day that they will increase their oil output this month by 10 per cent Instead of cutting it a further five per cent as planned earlier. OPEC said the Illegal prices to be prosecuted WASHINGTON (AP) -Criminal acticm will be taken against those who charge illegal prices for gasoline, United States energy chief William Simon says. Appearing on ABC’s Issues and Answers program Sunday, Simon was asked whether tlie Federal Energy Soen and heardAbout town TABER’S New Year baby, a girl bom to Ranald and Karen Murphy at 7:35 a.m. today . . . Malcolm and Helen Ftsher startled when their new coffee table cracked with a sound like a rifle shot. Office will make full use of its new legislative authority to take criminal action. “Oh, absolutely," he said. "It is criminal statutory and we Will have fines and refer it to the justice department who is our prosecutorial agenQr here.” And Simon said his agency IS looking into means of pressing unwilling oU companies into limiting gasoline sales to 10 gallons a customer. There have been reports that Gulf Oil and Standard Oil of Ohio have not agreed to a Federal Energy Office request to try to get their stations in Ohio to agree to a 10-gallon limit. A spokesman for the Federal Energy Office said Sunday night that pressure tactics still are under discussion and specific steps have not been decided. Simon said he is hopeful that rationing will not have to be put into effect, but he declined to say he is optimistic on this matter. Treadle press, water wheel I aid darkened U.K. industry Faulkner LONDON (AP) - “It’s a crisis, we will weather it,” said Tom Barnsley, a bicycle manufacturer irtiose firm employs 10,000 men. Barnsley said desfite the three-day worit wedc Britain went on last week to save electricity, his Raleigh Industries kept production up to 75 per cent. It switdwd all available power to the production line while the office staff woritcd without electric lif^t or heat.    ' SteirtienB Bating, a small engineering flim in tbe industrial MldUnds, kept up production for five days by operating three machines—a pump, a guillotine cutlcr and a comprewor-fay manpower instead of electricity. “We am oaly fetttnf 90 par cent o«tp«t on the two manual di^, Mt without tMi w« WMid probnbty have hid to lay off 50 people in the workshop,” said manager Michael Stiles. Jim Samuels, a printer in Saffron Walden, Essex, turned to an 18S3 foot«peated treadle press for his two powerless daw. He found it worked fine. The Sheffield fim of Wilson and Co., which makes snuff, regeared its production to a water wheel which was first used in 1737. Reporting nedigihte production losses, a SDMceflnan for the firm said: "The wheel is really paying olf.” Perkins Engineering of Peteitonwgh, which normally turns out more than C30,000 enfines a year, achieved four-fifths of normal pradnctkm by a combination of manauTM. It kept 1,000 of its *7 Aift of 1,000 men In work by using its own gieaenfors on powerlen days, altered manning arrangements on machines to make the most of daylight and saved electricity by keeping doors and windows shut. “Management and men are doing a fontastic job, but y;ou can’t get a quart out of a pint jug, and obviously deliveries to customers will suffer,” said sales manager Victor Rice. Last week about 700,000 workers a day were made temporarily Idle as a direct result of the three-day week ordered for all noiMssential industries. The number is expected to increase the longer the short wéek remains. The government says it will continue the short week until the coal miners and the National Coal Board reach a wage settlement and itonnal coal supplies read) the power stations.resigns BELFAST (AP) - Brian Faulkner resigned today as leader of the Protestant Unionist party, but remained chief executive of the Northern Ireland government and vowed to continue his fight for sharing power with the Roman Catholic minority. “I believe it would be wrong to continue in leadership of a party organization which has rejected the policies on which ’ my colleagues and I fought the Assembly elections,” Faulkner said in his resignation statement Friends said th^ expect him to seek to set up a new grouping of moderate Protestants built amund his supporters in the Northern Ireland Assembly. \l vS VI ;