Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1975 15 Cents High wind whips city, boosts temperature Warm temperatures came to Lethbridge Sunday on the back of a vicious wind that gusted up to 59 m.p.h. The wind caused damage in a few areas of the city and at one point police closed 5th Street S. between fourth and fifth Avenues. The road, beside the Lethbridge Centre construc- tion site, was closed after pieces of board were blown from the upper floors of the partially completed building, police said today. A taxi, driven by Gerald Baker, hit one piece of board, that had blown from the site, causing to the fender of his vehicle. Another piece of plywood fell from the building smashing the windshield of a Greyhound bus, while passengers were boarding across the street. A Pool Construction spokesman said today their projects, Lethbridge Centre, Senior Citizens' high rise and additions to the government research centre, were not seriously damaged by the wind. At press time the construc- tion office had not received all damage reports but, said the official, "it doesn't look like a great amount of damage has been done." An official with Boychuck Construction, which is building the addition to the Alberta Government Telephones building down- town, reported the wind caus- ed about damage to that project. Sunday's gale tore weather- proofing from the building and sent pieces of loose wood fly- ing through the air. The com- pany had men working Sunday to keep debris from blowing off the building and expected to finish its repairs today. An unoccupied mobile home in Bridge Villa Estates was blown over Sunday causing about damage. A spokesman at the mobile home park said the home was not secured to the ground because it was not in use. Fierce storms hit U.S., death toll reaches 45 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Severe storms raged through the midwestern and southeastern United States during the weekend, killing at least 45 persons. Rain and snow were expected to con- tinue disrupting widespread Bazooka hits wrong plane PARIS Two gunmen made a bazooka at- tack on an Israeli airliner carrying 149 people at Orly airport here today, but they "missed their target and hit a near-empty Yugoslav plane nearby. The only casualties were a steward and a policeman who were slightly wounded aboard the stationary Yugoslav DC-9 airliner. parts of the U.S. today. The Midwest blizzard-de- scribed by a national weather service spokesman in Min- neapolis as the worst in 35 winds to 90 miles an hour and left at least 44 persons dead between Fri- day night and today. Another person died in a Florida tor- nado. "The storm was as large as any the weather service spokesman said. It downed power lines, stranded motorists and disrupted air traffic. Michigan officials estimated damage at million in that state alone. By today, storm-related deaths had climbed to 11 in Nebraska, where 16 inches of snow fell, eight dead in Iowa, nine in Minnesota, four in North Dakota and two in Michigan, eight dead in South Dakota and one each in Illinois and Wisconsin. Six members of a family from the northeastern South Dakota community of Summit were found dead in their home late Sunday, apparently the victims of asphyxiation, authorities said. Three other members of the family were in serious condition today at St. Bernard's Hospital in Milbank, hospital spokesmen said. BARN EAST OF CITY, UNOCCUPIED TRAILER, ACT BUILDING VICTIMS OF WEEKEND WINDS Pentagon confirms Viet scout flights IRA plot to kidnap Charles revealed LONDON (AP) The Irish Republican Army (IRA) made plans to kidnap Prince Charles last year, three London newspapers reported today. The Daily Telegraph and The Sun said the IRA also planned to assassinate British Home Secretary Roy Jenkins if two Irish sisters serving life terms for bombings in London had died during a hunger strike last year. The sisters, Dolours and Marion Price, refused food for 205 days last winter and spring. The Daily Mail said an IRA spokesman told it the guerrilla army planned to kid- nap the 26-year-old Charles last summer. "The ransom would have been the-iand of internment (of suspected guerrillas without withdrawal of British troops (from Northern Ireland) and unification of the source said. Israelis raid Lebanese town By LESLIE H. GELB New York Times Service WASHINGTON A Pentagon spokesman confirmed Sunday that United States air- craft were carrying out unarmed reconnaissance flights over South Vietnam and Cam- bodia. He stressed that this was nothing new or secret. But the spokesman, William Beecker, would say only "no comment" w.hen asked about similar flights over North Vietnam. Another authoritative Pentagon official, however, stated flatly that unarmed U.S: aircraft had been flying over North Vietnam "for some time." But this could not be con- firmed from others. This qfficial also acknowledged that such flights were in violation of a secret understanding between Washington and Hanoi made at the time the Vietnam cease-fire accords were sign- ed in Paris in January, 1973. "We only started the recon- naissance in North he explained, "after we repeatedly warned them about their violations of the 1973 cease fire accords, par- ticularly in bringing down new men and supplies into South Vietnam." Ford backs Kissinger on force in Mideast NEW YORK (Reuter) President Ford has expressed support for State Secretary Henry Kissinger's statement on the possibility that the United States might use force in a potential future oil crisis, Time magazine reports. 'Major differences9dim hopes for settlement in Rhodesia SALISBURY (Reuter) Major differences between black nationalists and the Seen and heard About town Apartment superintendent James Campbell sleeping through a car accident in front of his bedroom window and crediting his' clean living for his sound rest Claud Stevens finding his fingers handy scratchers following surgery. white government have dimmed hopes of progress towards a constitutional conference on Rhodesia. The African National Coun- cil, the umbrella black nationalist group, accused Premier Ian Smith's govern- ment Sunday of. failing to carry out eight preconditions drawn up at secret talks in Lusaka, Zambia, last month. The council said these in- cluded immediate release of all political detainees, amnes- ty for political crimes, crea- tion of conditions for free political activity and lifting of Rhodesia's state of emergen- cy. The council will not attend a constitutional conference un- less these conditions were fulfilled, it said, adding that any conference must be held outside Rhodesia and be convened and chaired by British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan. The government reported that the release of detainees was directly linked to a guerrilla ceasefire, but Edson Sithole, council publicity secretary, said the eight preconditions had nothing to do with ceasefire observance and were meant to create a suitable atmosphere for a conference. He also said the government had violated the ceasefire agreement by calling on guer- rillas to surrender or quit the country. Smith appears likely to re- ject the council call for a British-sponsored conference. In recent weeks, government spokesmen have stressed that the negotiations should be conducted by Rhodesians themselves, with a minimum of outside interference. In London, meanwhile, Cal- laghan in a radio interview cautioned against over- optimism about a Rhodesian solution. But he added: "On the other hand we have got a chance here that may never occur again." The magazine quotes Ford as saying in an interview with it: "I stand by the view that Henry Kissinger expressed.... Now, the word strangulation is the key word. "If you read his answer to a very hypothetical question, he didn't say that force would be used to bring a price change. "His language said he wouldn't rule force out if the free world or the industrializ- ed world would be strangled. I would reaffirm my support of that position as he answered that hypothetical question." Asked to define "stran- he is quoted as replying: "Strangulation, if you translate it into the terms of a human being, means that you are just about on your back." On the Middle East, Ford is quoted as saying the U.S. wants to see more progress in the step-by-step peace negotiations recommended by Kissinger before the Middle East peace conference is reconvened in Geneva. as saying the prospects for war are "very, very serious. They get more serious every day that we don't get some ac- tion for further progress in the settlement of some of those disputes." The published version of the Paris accords merely states the U.S. will stop "all military activities" against North Vietnam. Until the end of the negotiations that led to the accords, the United States insisted that unarmed recon- naissance flights should not be precluded by this clause, the official said. But in the final stages of the talks he said, "we agreed that all reconnaissance over North Vietnam 'will cease com- pletely and definitively.' A number of other officials questioned by the New York Times would not comment on the issue. One did say, "I'd be careful about the difference between flying over North Vietnam and flying just off the borders of North Viet- nam." Several administration of- ficials confirmed that the U.S. shared with the South Viet- namese and Cambodian governments intelligence in- formation derived from reconnaissance flights. They said the flights also were used to check on violations of the cease fire accords and to protect American military supply programs jn South Vietnam and Cambodia., The question of American reconnaissance activities in Indochina arose in the last few days when Hanoi began charg- ing that U.S. pilots were directing South Vietnamese air strikes against Phuoc Binh, a provincial capital about 75 miles north of Saigon that was overrun by' North Vietnamese forces last week. Asked r.bout this allegation, several administration of- ficials said that it was highly unlikely and would be totally contrary to instructions from Washington. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli troops crossed into southeast Lebanon early to- day for the second night in succession and reported they destroyed five houses believed to have been used by Palesti- nian guerrillas. An Israeli spokesman said the troops raided the villages of Halqa and Shuba. He said they were' fired on from a house in Shuba and destroyed the house with their return fire. One Israeli was wounded, the spokesman said. There was no mention of Arab casualties. Israel reported one guerrilla killed and three bridges and two water con- duits blown up in another raid in the same area early Sun- day. It said there were no casualties among the raiders, but the Palestine guerrilla command in Beirut claimed heavy Israeli losses. It also reported three guerrillas wounded and two missing. Israeli forces now have raided the Arkoub area of southeast Lebanon four times this year, taken five prisoners for interrogation and blown up 11 houses. President Ford in an inter- view with Time magazine said progress must be made toward Arab-Israeli peace before the United States can give a formal guarantee to protect Israel's existence. "We have given everything except he said. "We have often made com- mitments that we consider Israel a necessary state in the Middle East, both as to integrity of territory and its existence. Ziegler: Nixon in political exile SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Former president Richard Nixon is in "political exile" following his resigna- tion in the wake of Watergate, said former White House press secretary Ronald Ziegler, as he decried the "vindictiveness" of various Washington officials. "It's the first American political certainly self-imposed, but certainly Ziegler, now Nixon's chief .aide, said in ah interview in the Los Angeles Times. Nixon resigned on Aug. 9. "You only have to be here to sense it is abandon- ment by friends, the isolation, the vindictiveness of some in Washington, including some in Congress and some in the Ford White Ziegler said. "The fact that he has sur- vived this period to me is re- markable." inside 34 Pages Classified 20-23 Comics 18 Comment 4 ____ 13-15 Family Markets 19 Sports 10-12 Theatres TV Weather 'Welcome to the club, signed Howard LOW TONIGHT 20; HIGH TUES. 40; CHINOOK, MILD.