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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Tuesday, January 12, 1971 GETTING THE OlD "HEAVE HO' - An anti-Soviet demonstrator is hauled off on the bock of a policeman, Monday, in Rome, Italy, after participating in a demonstration In front of the Soviet Embassy to protest alleged persecution of Jews in the Soviet Union. In background, a second demonstrator is In custody of a policeman. Veterans' pensions bill given second reading New powers for police Jackson MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Reuter) - More than 12,000 troops and police searching for kidnapped British Ambassador Geoffrey Jackson were armed today with sweeping new powers for house-to-house raids and arrests of suspects without a warrant. Congress suspended key constitutional rights Monday night for 40 days to enable intensification of the search for the 55-year-old envoy, snatched in a daring morning raid by Tupa-maro urban guerrillas Friday. The action, requested by President Jorge Pacheco Areco as the sweeping manhunt failed to turn up any clues, allows security forces to hold any arrested persons indefinitely without bringing them before a court. # The Tupamaros so far have issued only one brief communique about the ambassador, saying he is being held in a "people's prison" along with Brazilian Consul Aloysio Dias Gomide and American agronomist Claude Ply, who were kidnapped more than five months ago. The communique, left in a Montevideo bar early Monday, said all three were "in perfect health" but did not mention any possibility of Jackson's release or make any ransom demands-. The pro-govenment newspaper El Dia reported that police captured a letter from Punta Carretas jail in Montevideo indicating that Jackson was kidnapped as a show of strength by the Tupamaros. "We must do something big and well planned to dispel the impression of weakness," said the unsigned letter dated two days before 10 armed men seized the Briton. Several guerrilla leaders are Imprisoned at Punta Carretas. Fly, 65 and Gomide, 41, were abducted about the same time as U.S. official Daniel Mitrione, kidnap who was killed by the Tupamaros Aug. 10 after Pacheco flatly rejected demands that 170 Jailed Tupamaros be freed in exchange for the lives of their three captives. After Mitrione's murder, Congress suspended individual rights for 30 days and police, army and navy squads combed large areas of foe city block by block. Official sources said the government now planned to follow the same pattern In the search for Jackson, whom the guerrillas abducted in his own embassy oar, a black Daimler, after clubbing his guards. Police and troops swiftly set up roadblocks on all routes out of the city and arrested hundreds of Tupamara suspects. But police sources said no clues have been found to the envoy's whereabouts and the suspects ' ive given no useful information. Government ministers have Government wants note signed by kidnap victim OTTAWA (CP) - Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-Eudes Dube told the Commons Monday his bill to increase veterans' pensions and allowances contains the "most important improvements in veterans' legislation since the end of the Second World War.v and opposition MPs gave him no argument. Doubts return of six-day mail delivery OTTAWA (CP) - A post office spokesman said Monday he doubts there will be a return to a six-day week for letter carriers. But the department is allowing district postmasters to keep certain post offices open for normal business on Saturdays "at their d i s c r e t i o n," the spokesman said. He said local post offices tometimes are permitted to receive and give out parcels on Saturdays but not to sell stamps or carry on other business. Under the current ruling, post offices in such busy places as hopping centres will be allowed to carry on a normal day's business on Saturday. What are you waiting lor? Are the newsmoP ears a "tight aueere"for you?  Clothes feel "mug"? Do you avoid the bathroom ' scale? These are sure signs you're gaining unwanted weight/ , Do something about It-today. Weight Watchers can help you lose weight-and keep It off for good.  Sensible, pleasant program in-' ' eludes 3 hearty meali a day plus snacks I  Skilled lecturer helps you every step of the way. You can join Weight Watchers Ihit weekend be on your wov to a slinv mer figure. El Rancho Motel Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. Or Contact Welghr Woichen, 2r5A 8lh Avenue S. W. Cclgary, Alberta. WEIGHTr WATCHERS. Vmr tiJUns, tome listening, ind J program llul wortv* The bill was given second reading and sent to the House veterans affairs committee for detailed study. Today the Commons Is to debate a bill to double the operating capital of the Export Development Corp. to $100 million. The pension measure would increase veterans' pensions by 10 per cent and allowances by 15 per cent, benefitting 133,212 veterans and 29,100 dependants now getting pensions because of death or disability from war service. For example, a single man with 100 per cent disability would get $3,504 under the new plan, compared with the current $3,180. Mr. Marshal said the changes should have been made retroactive. Among other changes are: -A pension review board to act as an independent court of appeal for pensioners dissatisfied with rulings of the Canadian pension commission; -Special benefits for veterans of the four-year imprisonment at the bands of the Japanese in Hong Kong; -A new "exceptional incapacity" allowance ranging from $800 to $2,400 a year for veterans suffering unusually delib* ilitating conditions result* ing from war; -A board of legal services to help veterans get their entitled pensions and allowances; -A provision extending the benefit of the doubt to any veteran applying for funds. The man will get the money as long a3 he offers "credible evidence" that he is entitled to it and the government does not contradict the evidence. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Apparently to win time for last-minute manoeuvring, the Brazilian government has demanded a note signed by the Mdnapped Swiss ambassador before flying 70 prisoners to Chile as his ransom. A month of negotiations ended late Monday when the government announced it would exchange the prisoners for Am-bassador Giovanni Enrico Bucher, and the Chilean government said it would grant them asylum. However, the Brazilian gov- ernment demanded another note from the Popular Revolutionary Vanguard, over Bucher's signature, that he would be released as soon as the prisoners' arrival in Chile was confirmed. Since several similar notes already bad been received, the military regime was believed stalling so that doctors could put together a medical record showing the prisoners were not tortured while confined. Government sources said they were undergoing "rigorous medical examinations." Bites off tongue BELGRADE (AP) - Charges of misrepresentation and attempted rape have been filed against a man identified as V.M., whose tongue was bitten off by the woman he attacked, the Belgrade newspaper Ve-cernje Novostl reported Tues day. V.M., in hospital in critical condition, bad posed as a police inspector. My Lai witness tells his story FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) - Lieut. William Calley "was a man doing his duty and doing his job," says a former soldier who testified he stood with Calley at My Lai spraying bullets into batches of Vietnamese civilians, "I got emotionally upset," Paul David Meadlo said of that day, "but I still helieve I was carrying out an order." Meadlo was the first witness in Calley's murder trial to admit he followed without question an order from the platoon leader to kill the unresisting villagers during a sweep through the Vietnamese hamlet March 16, 1968. Other witnesses said Meadlo was weeping as his rifle fire cut down men, women and children. But his recitation Monday, nearly three years later, was calm, almost matter-of-fact and unruffled. Far north areas wildlife resources are threatened EDMONTON (CP) - An e i g h t-month study released Monday by the Canadian Wildlife Service reveals wildlife resources in the Northwest Ter- ritories and the Yukon are threatened. The study, conducted for the federal government by an Edmonton firm was to determine critical wildlife areas covering Provincial civil servants reject final wage offer EDMONTON (CP) - The provincial government's "final" offer of a five-per-ccnt salary Increase for its employees has been rejected by the Civil Service Association of Alberta, it was announced Monday. The association, said in a statement its negotiators were instructed during the weekend to call for third-party mediation in the negotiations which involve 16,000 provincial civil servants if the government's offer was "not improved substantially." 100 Copies $3.30 plus tax Instant Print & Copy Div. 1269 Third AmStobhiidam The association's original demand was a 9.4-per-cent increase for all employees and more in cases where salaries in private industry indicated a larger increase was warranted. "As long as tho government has adopted this rigid attitude on the . . . increase, serious pay negotiations cannot take place," said Roy Harrison, the association's chief negotiator. If negotiations for an agreement to replace the one which expired Dec. 31 break down, voluntary mediation can bo called for but either party can reject a mediated settlement. If such a settlement is rejected, the province can impose a final settlement through cabinet order. . HALE \ OPTICAL I COMPANY LTD \ "aasmijf Gary Martin ***w4*^ Dispensing Optician 307 eth St. S. 327-71 S3 l^-milllon square miles. Andrew MacPherson, western regional director of the Wildlife Service said a number of areas are being termed criti cal to maintenance and support of wildlife species, such as caribou, polar bear, beaver, peregrine falcon and populations of ducks and geese. The federal government now will make the information available to petroleum corpora tdons and transport companies that may be contemplating activities that could endanger the preservation of wildlife in the far north, he said. Dr. MacPherson said the sur vey could stave off potential disasters in some areas, such as Old Crow, Y.T., where the native people rely on caribou for winter food and where, if the animals were forced to divert their normal migratory course by a man made obstacle such as a pipeline, most families would face famine. The Intent of the study Is not to prevent exploration and development, but to ensure that choices be made on the basis of complete information, he said. "We recognize that compromises must be made," Dr. MacPherson said. The study also will be helpful in the event of oil spills because it identifies crucial areas that cox'd be effected and plans can be made to prevent or minimize damage, he mid. 'Did you form any impression that Lieut. Calley was violent or mad in the sense of raving around?" asked defence counsel George Latimer. "No," Meadlo said. The witness from Terre Haute, Ind., lost his right foot when he stepped on a mine the following day. He said later it was God's punishment for what he had done at My Lai. Like previous witnesses, Meadlo testified the troops were told at a pre-assault briefing that "there was a Viet Cong organization in the village and that everybody was a VC or VC sympathizer. We were supposed to search and destroy it-and that included women, children, animals and livestock." At another point, Meadlo said he obeyed Calley's orders to shoot because "all the people from the village were supposed to be Viet Cong or Viet Cong sympathizers and I still believe they were VC." Medina has been charged with over-all responsibility for the deaths at My Lai. His case is under investigation to determine if he will be tried. Sixty prisoners released as ransom for Brazil's three previous victims of political kidnappings gained worldwide publicity with stories of torture by the Brazilian authorities. Dozens of prisoners were brought to Rio de Janeiro from outlying districts and their release was expected Monday night. Then the government demanded the additional note. The Vanguard k i d n a p p e d Bucher Dec. ? and demanded that 70 persons be flown to Chile or elsewhere, that a revolutionary manifesto be published and that free passage be given on Rio's suburban trains during negotiations. The government denied the last two demands and rejected three previous lists of persons to be set free before agreement was reached. One of the largest manhunts in Rio's history has been under way since Bucher was kid napped, apparently with no results. But sources said that even if the police found the terrorists' hideout before the exchange, they probably wouldn't raid it because the terrorists threat ened to kill Bucher if the police found Mm. declared that the abduction of Jackson will not change in any way their hardline policy of rejecting all dealings with the Tu-pamaro organization. Top diplomat enroute to Montevideo LONDON (Reuter) - Oliver Wright, a top British diplomat, will fly to Montevideo tonight for consultations with the Uruguayan government about Friday's kidnapping of British Ambassador Geoffrey Jackson. Wright, who la head of the foreign office administration department, is going to Montevideo at the request of Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home. The foreign office today announced that Wright will maintain at senior level Britain's consultations with the Uruguayan government. Sir Alec, flying today to Singapore for the Commonwealth conference, was diverted to Kuala Lumpur for talks with Prime Minister Edward Heath on the kidnapping. in Employee injured plant blast CALGARY (CP) - Damage was estimated at $300,000 in an explosion which injured one man at a southeast Calgary furniture plant Monday. The blast, belived to have been a gas explosion, knocked out a wall and collapsed the roof of Franz Patella Construction Co. Gunther Norack, one of 60 employees working in the plant at the time, was taken to hospital and treated for minor cuts. . The explosion and flash-fire which followed occurred in the south end of the workshop. Four automobiles parked In front of the building were also damaged. Federal housing loans approved OTTAWA (CP) - Federal loans totalling more than $2.3 million have been approved to assist in construction of dwelling units for low-income families in Alberta, Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. announced Monday. They are: - $513,009 to the city of Calgary for' eight semi-detached and 30 row-housing units. - $1,873,440 to the city of Edmonton for 134 row-housing units. Notley silent on NDP voting irregularities PEACE RIVER (CP) - The Alberta New Democratic Party will hold another nomination meeting for Lesser Slave Lake Feb. 14, says Provincial Leader Grant Notley. He said there were "voting Irregularities'" in a nomination meeting last June at which Albert Burger, 30, of Faust was chosen in a close race. He would not elaborate. The February meeting will be held at Joussard. SNOW VEHICLE OPERATORS NOTICE Snow Vehicles On Forestry Roods Are Subject To Tho Povislons Of The Snow Vehicles Act 1969, Chapter 100. Information Concerning Forestry Roads May Bt Obtained From Distict Offices. V. A. WOOD DEPUTY MINISTER DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND FORESTS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE I �: ^ Weather and road report 14 BELOW 19.00 X^ ZERO AT A*,UWNOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 8:24 SUNSET 4:56 H L Pre -19 -24...02  -21 -25 .06 -26 -28 .. -16-24 .01 . -22 -32 .. -22 -25 Lethbrldge .... Pincher Creek Waterton..... Medicine Hat . Edmonton ... Jasper...... Banff ......... -20-28 Coronation......-21-27 Calgary........-22 -26 High Level......-29-45 Peace River.....-35 -48 Grande Prairie  . -29 -36 Rocky Mm. House -22 -29 Edson........: -22 -33 Victoria ... '..... 32 20 Cranbrook....... -3 -7 Penticton....... 11 5 Prince Rupert .... 18 2 Cranbrook.......... Prince George ... -6-15 Kamloops....... -2 -6 Vancouver.......25 16 Prince Albert .... -21 -45 North Battleford . -23 -39 Saskatoon.......-20 -34 Swift Current .. .. -19 -32 Yorkton........-20 -35 Moose Jaw...... -19 -33 Regina......... -19-33 Estevan........-14 -34 Brandon..... . . -16 -32 Winnipeg....... -15-27 Kenora.........-11-28 Thunder Bay .... 4-20 The Pas........-22-27 .01 .02 .02 .36 .03 .01 .12 .26 .08 .04 .04 .05 .37 Toronto ........29 Ottawa.........20 Montreal......� . .24 St. John's....... 21 Halifax....... .23 Charlottetown ... .27 Fredericton..... 29 Chicago........31 New York..... .43 Miami.......... 78 Los Angeles ... ... 54 San Francisco ... .52 Las Vegas ... ... . 56 Rome .......... 43 Paris........... 35 London......... 41 Berlin.......... 18 Amsterdam...... 25 Brussels .......37 Madrid......... 38 Moscow......... 34 Tokyo.......... 31 FOUECAST Lcthbridge-Medicine Hat - Today and Wednesday: Light snow. Patches of ice fog over the cities. Winds SE15, gust-ing to 25. Drifting snow in the open country. Continuing' very cold. Lows tonight 25-35 below. Highs 15-20 below. Columbia, Kootenay - Today and Wednesday: Periods of snow. Remaining cold. Winds at times N20. Highs both days five below to five above, except in west Kootenay 15 above. Lows tonight 10 to 15 below, except zero to five above in west Kootenay area. S 2 7 12 24 12 10 20 37 68 43 44 44 50 45 43 26 41 53 48 37 55 Lethbridge Provinciol Liberal Association IMPORTANT MEETING Friday, Jan. 15th - 8:00 p.m. PARK PLAZA-WINDSOR ROOM AGENDA To select delegates to attend the Provincial Convention in Calgary Januay 29-30-31 Memberships will be available at the doer LABOR SAVER DRILL FILLER AND AUGER  Gas # Electric 0 Hydraulic # New Sizes O Quality Guaranteed GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couits Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2 from Cardston to Fort Macleod, travel lanes are mostly bare. From Fort Macleod to Nanton travel lanes are mostly bare with icy sections through the towns, shoulders are covered with thin ice. Highway 3 east, from Grassy Lake to Coaldale, thin layers of hard packed snow, wheel paths mostly bare. Coaldale to Lethbridge, travel lanes aro mostly bare. Highway 3 west-Lethbridge to Pincher Creek, travel lanes mostly bare. From Pincher Creek to the B.C. border long sections of thin packed ice or snow. Highway 4 - Lethbridge to Coutls, mostly bare. Highway 5 - Lethbridge to Cardston, mostly bare. Cardston to Waterton Park long sections of thin packed snow. Highway 6, mostly bare to the Shell Plant turn off. Remainder to Waterton is covered with a thin layer of hard packed snow. Highways 23 , 25 and 36 have very long sections of thin ice and moderately slippery. Highway 62, mostly bare with seme drifting snow. Gcod snow tires or chains are required wV.cn travel1'- t, through pny ni"� ;