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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, January 14, 1975 News in brief Native job policy set YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) The government of the Northwest Territories Monday announced a new policy in which it will not necessarily hire the most qualified applicant for a job if Chrysler to trim operations DETROIT (AP) Chrysler Corp. plans to trim its oper- ations by about one-third as a means of insuring it operates at a profit, board chairman Lynn Townsend says. Townsend said in an Greek students protest SALONICA, Greece (Reuter) About 700 students remained barricaded inside the medical faculty of Salonica University today demanding punishment for the leaders of the former military junta and the dis- missal of a professor they said British tanker sinks YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) A disabled British tanker sank today about 400 miles west of the Pacific island of Iwo Jima while it was being towed toward Japan, the maritime safety agency said. A West German tugboat had been towing the tanker, the Ambassador, since ECM talks snagged BRUSSELS European Common Market, grappling with negotiations with 46 developing countries, was hoping to set the final seal by tonight on new trade and aid agreements. Negotiations began badly Monday night, however, when a spokesman for the develop- ing nations told his communi- ty colleagues: "We are not prepared to accept, a solution at any cost." Senegal Finance Minister Babacar Ba criticized the Eu- ropean community for foot- dragging and added: "We be- lieve that after 18 months of discussion you should at last be able to set out clearly the content of your offer in all its aspects." Charge dropped SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) A federal charge against Ricky Anthony Young, accus- ed in the pipebomb death of a superior court judge, has been dropped, at least temporarily. Dean C. Smith. U.S. at- torney for eastern Washington, said Monday the federal charge of mailing a non mailable device with the intent to kill or injure is being dropped so the state can proceed with its second murder trial of the defendant. Monopoly trial starts VANCOUVER (CP) The trial of'two Canadian chemical firms, charged with three counts under the Com- bines Investigation Act, began Monday in British Columbia Supreme Court. Allied Chemical Canada Ltd. and Cominco Ltd. are ac- cused of taking part in an allegedly illegal monopoly to control the manufacture and sale of sulphuric acid in B.C. Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS Cardinal BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE m Bi de Meouchi, 81, patriarch of An- tioch in .A.ehspon's Maronite rije Roman Catholic church. Fiske, 69, former banker and ad- ministrator who presided over Britain's changeover to decimal currency. Quebec legislators working to save '76 Games there is a native person who can do it. The move is designed to increase native employment in the civil service, said Ewan Cotterill, assistant com- missioner of the N.W.T. interiew that the company is preparing structural cuts in anticipation of over-all annual U.S. auto sales of about six million cars. About 8.8 million cars were sold in 1974, down from an all-time record of 11.4 million in 1973. co-operated with the Greek military regime. The students set up their own radio transmitter and broadcast slogans calling for a new democratic and liberal constitution and the punishment of pro-junta elements. f. Icemobile Bob Plouhar of Muskegon, Mich., drove his car ed and stalled by the waves. Wreckers towed the others down to Lake Michigan Saturday morning to watch a storm. His car and several others were soon drench- away but Plouhar's car still sits encased in 10 inches of ice. British Sunday. The tanker was carrying tons of oil from the Per- sian Gulf to Los Angeles. It developed a leak in its engine room piping Friday about 200 miles west of Iwo Jima while sailing in a storm. Barrett trying to sell Ottawa on higher price for B.C. gas BURGLARY CURE INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Lawrence Sholer believes he may have found a cure for whoever has been steal- ing canned goods from his basement. About five weeks ago burglars pried open a base- ment window and made off with about half the canned food his wife had put up for the winter. Two nights later, someone broke in again and made off with tools, paint and several more cans of food. Sholer stored all the remaining canned goods up- stairs, bought some new canning jars and labelled them carefully as "tomatoes" and "peaches." To these fruits and vegetables, Stoler added his own ingredients, including soap and powerful laxatives. Four nights later, a thief broke in again and took all the canned goods on the shelf. The bandit hasn't been back. Bomb endangers IRA truce hopes LONDON (Reuter) A gasoline bomb was hurled into the house of a Roman Catholic family in Northern Ireland late Monday night amid fears that such incidents could shatter the hopes for an exten- sion of the Irish Republican Army's ceasefire. Police in Newtounabbot, County Antrim, said no one had been injured and damage had been slight. The British government is expected to announce in Parliament later today moves to induce the IRA's outlawed Provisional wing to extend its truce at least until the end of the month. The truce was announced by the IRA shortly before Christ- mas and is due to expire at midnight Thursday night. Ifear SHOES End" CONTINUES! SHORT AND DISCONTINUED LINES OF WOMEN'S SHOES 12" Regular to S30.00 NOW ALL WINTER BOOTS 20% OFF SELECTION OF WINTER BOOTS Regular to NOW 14 99 BALANCE OF REGULAR STOCK 20% OFF HANDBAGS 10% OFF SELECTION OF WOMEN'S DRESS SHOES 99 Reg. to S35.00 NOW 19 Reg. to S37.00 MEN'S WINTER BOOTS 14" SELECTION OF HANDBAGS SELECTION OF MEN'S SHOES 14" WORLD OF SHOES 3t7A Sixth SlrMl South OPEN THUDS. TILL 9 P.M. Intensive mediation con- tinues in an attempt to per- suade the IRA not to resume its five-year-old bomb-and- bullet campaign, which has caused the death of about 300 people in Northern Ireland and Britain. But extensive security oper- ations are under way in Bri- tain in anticipation of a major IRA bombing campaign should the guerrilla army decide not to extend- its ceasefire. Newspapers quote IRA sources in Belfast and Dublin, the Irish republic's capital, as saying that the campaign in England would be resumed "one minute after midnight on Thursday" if they were not satisfied by the British approach. In Belfast, Rev. Ian Paisley, a hardline Protestant leader, said Monday the Protestants will not be party to the "buy- ing off" policy adopted by the British. And Gerry Fitt. leader of the predominantly Roman Catholic Social Democratic and Labor Party in Northern Ireland, also rejected the idea of direct negotiations between the IRA and the British government. "That would prove that peo- ple can bomb their way to the conference he said in a Dublin speech. VANCOUVER (CP) Premier Dave Barrett is to be in Ottawa today to try to sell his proposal for increasing the export price of British Colum- bia natural gas. He will meet with Energy Minister Donald Macdonald in an attempt to win National Energy Board approval for his plan, which would raise the price paid by United States customers. The proposal is simple. It calls for increasing the price Americans pay for B.C. gas to for a thousand cubic feet by the end of this year. The U.S. now pays The increas- ed revenue, estimated at million a year, would be divid- ed equally among Ottawa, the provincial government and B.C.'s, municipalities. Mr. Barrett told a weekend convention of the Young New Democrats that his plan would ensure that Canada's natural resources return a profit to Canadians. He said Louisiana is selling its natural gas in the U.S. at a thousand cubic feet and some Texas wells sell it for "Why does the federal government allow our gas to be sold in the U.S. at a low he asked. B.C.'s premier doesn't think his plan should apply only to his province's resources. "The price of Canadian natural gas should be allowed to go to the price the American market will bear. Let oil and gas prices meet at their'own level." Mr. Barrett said his proposal is an alternative to a provision in-the federal budget, but stressed it would result in more revenue for Ot- tawa. Under the budget provision, the federal government does not consider the price now paid producers as the fair market value for natural gas. To increase its tax revenue, Ottawa says the price paid to producers should be increased, but the federal government has not said what the fair market value should be. Paris bazooka attack has police at impasse PARIS (AP) Police rounded up and then released 20 Arabs today in a search of Paris for two men who fired Soviet-made bazookas at .an Israeli jet Monday. Police Angola accord near PENINA, Portugal (Reuter) Portugal, and three African nationalist groups were close to agree- ment on independence for Angola today after one of the African delegations reported that the principal points at is- sue were settled. Hendrik Vaal Neto, spokes- man of the National Front for the Liberation of Angola, told a press conference that an ac- cord could be concluded today or Wednesday. sources said the investigation was at an impasse. The Arabs, most of them Jordanian and Iraqi students known for their Palestinian sympathies, were freed after their rooms were searched. In Beirut, Lebanon, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement denying any connection with the attack and denouncing it. The attackers, described by witnesses as tall men in their 30s, parked their car at the edge of a runway at Orly Air- port and fired two armor- piercing rockets at an El Al Boeing 707 which was taxiing for take off to New York with 148 persons aboard. But they missed and the projectiles struck a parked Yugoslav plane and an airport building, slightly injuring a Yugoslav steward, a policeman and a baggage handler. QUEBEC (CP) A special committee of the National As- sembly meets today in a last- ditch attempt to find a solu- tion to a lingering strike that threatens the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal. The Games are in jeopardy because of a strike by Quebec iron workers that has halted work at about 30 major construction projects in Mon- treal, including work on the games site in city's east end. The workers have formed a 'Scrap plan for Olympic Village' MONTREAL. (CP) The Gazette says a private 'con- sulting firm hired by the Olympic Organizing Com- mittee recommends the Olympic Village plan be scrapped. The newspaper says a report prepared by the Con- sultants en aeroports inter- nationaux de Montreal (CAIM) claims the cost of the village 'will be to million. The last estimated cost of the project, to house athletes and officials during the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, was million. The newspaper quotes a CAIM spokesman as saying million would not be out of the if overtime and double shifts that may be required to complete the pro- ject on time are included. The alternative to the per- manent village would be to go back to plans for a temporary housing installation supported by Victor Goldbloom, Quebec minister of municipal affairs. The newspaper says CAIM has started informal work on a plan to put the athletes and officials "under canvass" for the Games. common front of three labor Quebec Federation of Labor the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CNTU) and the Centrale des Syndicats Dcmocratiques The chairman of today's special committee. Art Seguin Pointe said the three labor federations and three employer groups including Quebec's largest Montreal Construction scheduled to testify. Mr. Seguin said Mayor Jean Drapeau of Montreal is sched- uled to appear before another legislative committee later this month to explain why the Games' costs had skyrocketed to million from mil- lion. Labor Minister Jean Cournoyer last week warned the Olympics could be cancell- ed if the strike is not settled by Wednesday, but during the weekend indicated he had "found the solution" for Quebec's strike-plagued construction industry. Mr. Cournoyer, armed with new emergency legislation which gives the government power to amend a 1973 decree governing working con- including wages in the construction i n his solution is "an offer the parties in the dispute shouldn't refuse." Mr. Cournoyer declined to give details, but said the solu- tion "likely" will have to be enforced by Wednesday. When the iron workers illegally walked off their jobs in late November, they were seeking a 50-cent hourly cost- of-living increase. The de- mand has since risen to an hour, but it has been con- sistantly resisted by Mr. Cour- nyer. In Montreal, a QFL leader warned that if the iron workers are not satisfied there will be an "explosive situation which won't get the workers back on the job...." Cheering Syrians welcome Faisal The ASSOCIATED PRESS The Syrian regime staged a tumultuous welcome at Dam- ascus Airport today for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a ma- jor source of financial support CIA men. testify at inquiry WASHINGTON (AP) In its first day of hearings, the commission investigating alleged wrongdoing by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) switched signals over how far it intends to go in to what one former director call- ed a relatively small number of "misdemeanors." Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller, chairman of the commission, first indicated to reporters Monday that the commission did not have enough time or staff to investigate information volunteered by former CIA agents. But within an hour Rockefeller's office issued a statement that the commis- sion "would welcome any specific, factual information from individuals, especially former or present members of the CIA, relating to domestic activities of the CIA." The eight-member commis- heard testimony from CIA Director William Colby and his two predecessors, James Schlesinger and Richard Helms. Both Colby and Helms, who now is am- bassador to Iran, declined to talk with reporters after their appearances before the panel. in its confrontation with Israel. Doves of peace flew through puffs of white smoke from a 21-gun salute as Faisal arriv- ed with his brother and heir apparent. Prince Fahd, who is his interior minister. They drove into Damascus with President Hafez Assad along a 20-mile route lined with hundreds of thousands of cheering Syrians. Faisal will spend four days in Syria, conferring with Assad and visiting military in- stallations. Then he visits King Hussein in Jordan and President Anwar Sadat in Egypt. Arab diplomats said the king also may meet guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat, the head of the Palestine Libera- tion Organization to complete his chain of contacts with all adversaries of Israel who are scheduled to benefit from Saudi Arabia's oil billions. The monarch's tour is be- lieved to be part of a stepped- up effort to use his financial strength to gain him a major voice in setting joint Arab pol- icy and military strategy. Accident reduction sought GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) The RCMP has launched a "traffic saturation" ex- periment, clamping down on minor infractions such as frosted windshields in an attempt to reduce accident rates and increase safe driving. Underground life was 'humdrum, lonely' NEW YORK (AP) -Jane Alpert says her four years un- derground as a fugitive revolutionary took her all over the United States, always frightened of discovery. She says it was anything but glamorous. She told the New York Post in an interview published Monday that it was an endless string of menial jobs, a life that was "humdrum, lonely and isolated." Miss. Alpert, who jumped bail in May 1970, surrendered last November. She was sentenced on Monday to 27 months in federal prison on her guilty plea to aiding in a series of bombings here.. She told the Post her main reason for going underground was to try to free her lover, Sam Melville, who later was sentenced to 13 years at New York state's Attica prison on bombing charges. He was kill- ed in the 1971 riots there. She said she first contacted members of the radical Weathermen wing of Students for a Democratic Society, thinking they would be "a very cohesive and organized group of people who would be willing and eager to help with money and housing." But she said the Weathermen had no interest in Melville because they "could not identify with a white revolutionary. Someone had to be black or heavy into dope." Miss Alpert said she rode a train to Washington with a huge crowd of young people going to a demonstration protesting the shooting of students by the national guard at Kent State University in May 1970. "1 had bleached my hair and was wearing a dress, heels and she said. "The kids had knapsacks and blue jeans and big placards. They were not quite spitting at me, but sneering." She then flew to California, lived in hotels and was be- friended by a group of hippies. She took a cross-country auto trip in the summer of 1970. and after spending the winter with new friends in a house in the east, she moved first to San Diego. Calif., where she learned of Melville's death, and then to Santa Fe, N.M. The honors graduate from Swarthmore College said that at Santa Fe she did secretarial work and had a job as a doctor's assistant. She then moved to a girlfriend's home in Connec- ticut, and finally became a secretary in a small Orthodox Jewish girl's high school in Denver. Meanwhile, she said she had contacted her parents, who urged her to surrender. She then went to Pittsfield, Mass., where she spent six months while her lawyer negotiated her surrender. An ardent feminist. Miss Al- pert said she no longer consid- ers herself a leftist because "the ideas of the _ left are basically destructive to. women." ;