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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDQC HERALD TuMday, January I, 1974 News In brief Search for bodies ends SAINT JOHN, N.B. (CP) The search has ended for the last of five men killed in a service station explosion. Saint John Coroner William Ganderton said searchers found the body of Aubrey Eugene Johnson, 35, of Saint John, Monday night. Police earlier reported finding the bodies of Kenneth John Dunham, 25, of Nerepis, N.B.; and William M. Corner, 30, Ivan R. Lunn, 46, and David John McLaggan, 19, all of Saint John. Mr. Lunn and Mr. Corner were truck drivers who had pulled into the station shortly before the explosion occurred Friday. The other three were employees of the station. The five were believed to be the only persons killed in the blast, which injured several others. Spanish treasure disputed ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) Diver Tom Gurr has dis- puted state officials who said they found in a canal behind his former home much of the to in Spanish treasure he claimed he threw back into the ocean. "The stuff the state found is only about 10 or 15 per cent of .what I pulled off the Gurr said in a telephone inter- view from his new home in Merritt Island. He said he had dumped part of the treasure in the canal be- hind his former home here and had "absolutely forgotten about it." Gurr was shown on a CBS television news program Fri- day dumping what he claimed was treasure he had taken during the last year from the Spanish galleon San Jose, sunk off Islamorada in 1733. He said he was dumping the treasure because he could not get the state to divide it and give him his share. U.S. to name ambassador WASHINGTON (CP) William J. Porter, a 59-year- old veteran of the career civil service, will replace Adolph W. Schmidt as United States ambassador to Canada, The Associated Press says it has learned. Porter is undersecretary for political affairs in the state department, the department's No. 3 job and traditionally the highest for a U.S. career foreign service officer. There was no indication when the ambassadorial change will be made. Schmidt, a political ap- pointee, has been U.S. am- bassador in Ottawa since 1969. Battle traps villagers PHNOM PENH (AP) Government soldiers and ar- mored vehicles advanced from three directions about seven miles northwest of Phnom Penh today, trying to surround a large Khmer Rouge force threatening the Cambodian capital. Field reports said reinforce- ments are being rushed to the area north of Pochentong air- port .where fighting has been heavy for two days. More than government troops with 75 armored vehicles are converging from the north, south and east, the Cambodian command said. U.S. sources estimated that about Khmer Rouge pushed into the area during the weekend. Thousands of villagers were reported trapped in the battle zone, and there were reports that the Khmer Rouge were holding many of them captive. Col. Phen Uon, commander of the government's 28th Brigade, said the Khmer Rouge shot about 50 villagers, and estimated another 200 died in the crossfire or in government artillery attacks. Chess champion enraged PHILADELPHIA (AP) Boris Spassky, former world chess champion, said Monday he is enraged that current chess rules do not allow him an automatic rematch with American Bobby Fischer. Fischer took the world title from Spassky in 1972 in Reykjavik, Iceland. "They (the rules) do not re- flect said the Russian, currently in San Juan, Puerto Rico, preparing for a Jan. 14 match against international grandmaster Robert Byrne of the United States. "Now I must fight for the right to face Bobby Spassky said in a telephone in- terview. The Spassky-Byrne meeting is one of four challenge matches starting simultaneously next week. The winner will face Fischer. "I don't think Mr. Byrne is going to be an easy opponent for said Spassky, who has one victory and a draw in his only previous meetings with the American. Canadians 'spoiled' Christians KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) Canadians are "spoiled" Christians, Rt. Rev. Stephen Neill, former bishop of the Anglican diocese of Tinevelly, India says. The missionary and theo- logian said in an interview that Canadians "get too much religion in early years and lose all interest in it as they grow up." Bishop Neill said one of the problems with Christian train- ing is the quality of men in the ministry. "The clergy in Canada are badly he said, adding those in his native England receive even worse instruction. The only hope for a major Christian revival throughout Europe and North America is through increased personal contact between clergy and people and between Christians and non-Christians, he said. "The important thing for any minister is to be a good listener." Beirut Lebanon Damascus Golan Heights) Sea of Mediterranean Sea West Bank Gaza Stri Port Said Jordan Suez Canal by Israel in 1967 by Israel in 1973 HOccupied by Egypt in 1973 Sinai Saudi Arabia I I I Newspapers irk Socreds MEDICINE HAT (CP) Social Credit MLA Ray Speaker said Monday night that Alberta's newspapers S are trying to undermine the leadership of the provin- cial party. Speaking to the annual meeting of the Medicine Hat- Redcliff Social Credit association, Mr. Speaker, who represents Little Bow, said he feels the press in general and The Albertan, Calgary's morning new- spaper, in particular were deliberately trying to under- mine Werner Schmidt, the Social Credit leader. "Make no mistake about it, they (the newspapers) want disharmony within our party, they want us split and fighting with each other." Mr. Speaker, who led Mr. Schmidt's campaign for the leadership last year, said there was "complete har- mony" within the party's 24 member caucus "despite what the press, particularly The Calgary Albertan has been saying." He said "the harmony and unity" within the party's caucus was made "abundantly clear on the last two days of the last sitting of the legislature.'.' "At the suggestion of Ted Hinman, MLA for Card- ston, he, Harry Strom (MLA for Cypress) and myself asked each caucus member very directly whether he was prepared to support Werner's leadership on an ongoing Mr. Speaker said. READY TO WORK "Without a single exception, they said they were prepared to work and get ready for the next election under Werner's he said. Mr. Speaker said the biggest task facing Social Creditors is to "tell the true story across the province, because it is certainly not being told by the press." Elaborating on his criticism of the press in an inter- view, he said "Social Credit, historically, has never had a favorable press." "But since Werner's election as leader practically every article, especially in the Calgary and Edmonton papers, seems designed to create divisions in our par- ty." He said The Calgary Albertan has been on "a con- tinual fishing exhibition for comment unfavorable to Werner." In his address, he said he hoped the leadership ques- tion will be discussed "openly and frankly" at next week's annual party convention in Calgary. He said he was confident such discussion will not divide the party or result in a challenge to Mr. Schmidt's leadership. Tense area area is I 1 I I 1 The Middle East still tense as negotia- tions continue. Map shows areas occupied by Israel and Egypt after the 1973 and the 1967 wars. Mideast ceasefire unstable CAIRO (AP) The United Nations Emergency Force re- ported Monday it had nego- tiated an Egyptian withdrawal from a 220-yard advance near Adabiya on the western shore of the Gulf of Suez. UN spokesman Rudolf Sta- jduhar said the Egyptians had made the advance Saturday night, and withdrew later in the evening after the local Egyptian commander was contacted by a UN com- mander. In a report to New York, the UN force described the Egyp- tian and Israeli positions as "unstable." Similar efforts by the UN force to get Egyptian units on the east bank of the Suez canal near Qantara to pull back after an advance Jan. 1 were unsuccessful. Stajduhar said there were 17 violations of the ceasefire on by Egypt, two by Israel, two unidentified and the rest exchanges of fire. FIRST SETTLEMENT The first permanent French settlement in Canada, Tadous- sac, was established on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River below Quebec City. Edmonton man's death blamed on transit stop EDMONTON (CP) Talks resumed Monday in an effort to settle a strike that has halted public transportation in the city for 40 days but were broken off after two hours "The future Is Now" INTERNATIONAL BIG BROTHER'S WEEK JANUARY 500 Boys in Lerthbridge and District need a Friend Now JOIN BIG BROTHER'S ASSOCIATION and Dbtrict) New Members Urgently Needed-Both Men and Women COME TO THE PUBLIC MEETING JANUARY 9th it p.m. IN THE RED CROSS BUILDING 7th AVENUE and 12th ST. SOUTH Thta AtfvtfttoMmmt In Of Big Brother Wwk SpOMorad By: Anglo Distributors Automatic Electric College Mercury Cana- dian Western Natural Gas Hurlburt Auction Sven ErlcKson's Restaur- ant Packard Medical Supplies Pahulje Construction Stubbs Phar- macy Valley Feeders The Lethbridge Herald Centre Village Mall Merchants Association Macleod's Family Shopping Centre Baton's Lethbridge Zellers County Fair Time Airways Art Williams Agencies without agreement being reached. A spokesman for the board of industrial relations, mediators in the six-week-old strike, said the position of both sides was "so rigid" that there was no room left for meditation. Mayor Ivor Dent said no new meeting has been scheduled. The government has said it will intervene in the strike only if the strike results in ex- treme hardships for the citizens of Edmonton. Labor Minister Bert Hohol said it is felt such hardships have not been experienced generally so far and that a settlement is up to the city and the union. The 680 transit employees, members of the Amalgamated Transit Workers' Union, went on strike Nov. 29, seeking a top wage of an hour at the end of a 24-month contract. The top hourly wage for tran- sit employees now is Meanwhile friends of an 83- year-old man say his death was a direct result of the strike. Robert Cameron, prior to the start of the strike, took a bus to his work downtown as a part-time bookkeeper at. a medical centre. FORCED "He didn't like to use his car in the winter but with the strike on, he was forced to take his car to a fami- ly friend said. When he failed to appear for work Friday, fellow employees called his son, Roy. Mr. Cameron found his father lying beside the garage door at his home, apparently dead of a heart attack. There was an iron bar beside the body and, Mr. Cameron said, the door sometimes jammed and his father apparently had been trying to open it. Mr. Cameron's employer at the centre, who did not wish to be identified, said the man would not have died if the buses had been running. "This (the death) makes the bus strike directly respon- she said. Barge body name still uncertain VANCOUVER (CP) Medical records are being studied in efforts to pin down the identity of one of three men who died as a floating harbor fuel station and a cabin cruiser were destroyed in a spectacular explosion and fire Frfctay. National Harbors Board po- Pie-in-the-sky not CN gospel OTTAWA (CP) Operating "hotels, towers and fancy- dancy restaurants in the sky" are not jobs originally intend- ed for Canadian National Railways, Don Blenkarn (PC-Mississauga) told the Commons Monday. Speaking during debate on two of three amendments he has proposed to the annual CN financing bill, Mr. Blenkarn said CN bureaucrats are more interested in empire building than providing service and are lice said Monday they are not positive the badly-burned body is that of Clifford Dawley of Burnaby, B.C., about 65, who had a lengthy criminal record. The medical records are be- ing checked to see if Dawley ever had a lung removed, be- came the body in qveitton has only one long. using the taxpayers as suckers to finance money-losing ven- tures. CN is being held in the hotel business by the taxpayers who annually spend millions of dol- lars on the money-losing oper- ation, he said. The only CN ho- tel which showed a profit was the Queen Elizabeth in Mon- by the U.S.- based Hilton chain. Mr. Blenkarn's amendment would cut CN's 1973-74 budget by million Police shooting frees hostages JUNCTION CITY, Ohio (AP) The ordeal was over and Helen Binckley cried. She said they were the first tears since she and two other women were held hostage for nearly six hours by two con- victs who threatened to kill their captives unless they were provided a car for an es- cape. Examine energy stock-up WASHINGTON (AP) The United States energy office has begun looking into rumors that corporations are stockpil- ing oil and hoarding fuel despite shortages. Officials said Monday they are investigating possible petroleum stockpiling by the oil industry and possible fuel hoarding by railway and trucking firms. They said there is no evidence so far to support the rumors. The office sent telegrams to the railway and major truck- ing firms asking for data on fuel stocks. The office also asked major and independent oil com- panies to submit data on production and stockpiling. Attorney-General William Saxbe threatened criminal and civil action against gas station operators who illegally require customers to buy other items as a condition for obtaining gasoline. Meanwhile, an Associated Press survey showed about 700 commercial airline flight departures were eliminated Monday as a result of fuel cuts. French oil assured PARIS (Reuter) nearly one-third of France's annual oil consumption is assured for the next 20 years following an arms-for-oil deal with Saudi Arabia. French officials said Mon- day that France has agreed to buy 800 million tons of crude oil in the next two decades in exchange for Mirage jet air- craft and heavy arms. Lawyer joins Nixon probe WASHINGTON (AP) Re- publicans on the House of Representatives judiciary committee say the appoint- ment of a prominent lawyer as chief minority counsel will mean a nonpartisan impeach- ment investigation. Albert Jenner, 66, a Chicago trial lawyer, was added Mon- day to the staff that is gather- ing material to help the judiciary committee decide whether President Nixon should be impeached. Jenner was a member of the presidential commission that studied the causes of violence in 1968 and served as senior lawyer to the commission that investigated the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Storm hits California LOS ANGELES (AP) Stormy weather continued in Southern California today, snarling traffic, downing power lines and isolating en- tire communities in the snow- bound San Bernardino Moun- tains. Scores of residents of slide- threatened areas in Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Ange- les counties were evacuated. But officials said there was no threat to life and the evacua- tion was a precautionary measure. Highway patrolmen freed the three women Monday eve- ing by breaking into a barricaded office at the Junc- tion City Treatment Facility and shooting the two convicts. One was killed and the other critically wounded. The facility, located in the hills of southeastern Ohio about 50 miles from Colum- bus, holds some 100 felons be- ing treated for personality dis- turbances. Mrs. Binckley, 55, said her captors were upset over a court ruling extending their sentences. "They said they just couldn't take another 38 she said. Convict Michael Woods, 22, was shot twice in the abdomen and died in hospital at nearby Lancaster about an hour after the women were freed. Ber- nard Barbiaux, 22, was in critical condition with head and arm wounds. planned for hotel expenditures and another allotted for the CN tower being built in downtown Toronto. The bill authorizes capital expenditures for CN of 1225.5 million in 1973 and million in the first six months of 1974. It also approves loans totall- ing million for Air Canada as well as the issue of million in debentures between July 1, 1972, and ending Dec. 31, 1976. A bill approving expen- ditures for CN and Air Canada during the 1972-73 fiscal year died on the order paper and funds had to be granted through cabinet orders. BUY TV SETS Transport committee chair- man Jack Horner foot) said the committee was told the million for CN ho- tels would be spent purchasing new television sets. "I admit its nicer to watch color television than black and white... said Mr. Horner. "But where has the question of priorities Parliament should not be asked to put the purchase of new TV sets above the move- ment of freight. Both Conservative and New Democratic speakers argued CN has lost sight of its original movement for people and es- sential freight. The NDP used its criticism to back arguments for total public ownership of all transporta- tion and communication systems. The Conservatives implied that CN and Air Canada finan- cial woes were a result of pub- lic ownership and demanded tighter parliamentary control over the two Crown corpo- rations. Sky lab 3 crew efficiency up HOUSTON (AP) A new flight plan concept worked out a week ago gives Skylab 3 astronauts Gerald Carr, William Pogue and Edward Gibson their heaviest science schedule of the mission today, the 54th day of the 84-day flight. Flight director Phil Shaffer said the total of man- hours of science included two observations of the comet Kohoutek, medical runs, solar telescope work and an earth- resources survey over Central America and the Gulf of Mex- ico. Shaffer said the efficiency of the crew has increased con- siderably since the astronauts and Mission Control held a frank radio discussion last week on flight-plan concepts. Early in the flight, the control centre crowded the flight plans with about 26 man- hours of experiments a day. Carr, Pogue and Gibson, slow to adapt to weightlessness, fell behind and made many mistakes try- to catch up. In mid-mission, at the astro- nauts' request, the work day was shortened to an average 24 man-hours, and the effec- tiveness and the attitude of the crew improved. But controllers felt there must be a way to squeeze more science hours from the flight and called last week's "soulbaring" session. The astronauts agreed that with the experience they had gained they could reduce the preparation time for some ex- periments and that planners could schedule science in peri- ods previously declared off limits by the spacemen. Since that discussion, the astronauts have averaged 26 manhours of science work a day without problems, a daily increase of two hours. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. 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