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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-15,Lethbridge, Alberta i-TME LETHBRIDOC HÉRALD-Tu«dây, Januwy IS, 1*74 News In brief Sextuplets gain weight CAPE TOWN (CP) ~ The five-day-old Rosenkowitz sextuplets are putting on weight and eating more, and from now on will be treated like normal premature babies, doctors said today, The three boys and three girls born Friday to Sue Rosenkowitz. 25, were weighed today for the first time since their birth. Israel command changes They had gained between one-third and a full outice each, the maternity hospital said. At birth they weighed between two pounds, nine ounces and four pounds, six ounces, Special phototherapy treat-rnent to burn out jaundice pigments from their skins has been dropped “as the jaundice has subsided," the hospital’s bulletin added. TEL AVIV (Reuter! — Israel's chief negotiator at the military talks with Egypt in Geneva. Maj -Gen. Mordechai Gur, has been appointed commander of the Syrian front, a military spokesman announced here today. Gur returned to Israel last week. Until his appointment as head of the Israeli delegation to the military talks in Geneva, Gur was Israel’s military attache in Washington Defence ministry sources said it was now unlikely that Gur would continue to head the Israeli military delegation to Geneva. Lockheed announces layoff BURBANK, Calif. (Reuter) — Lockheed aircraft Co. caught in a financial squeeze by slowdown of its L-1011 Tristar jet deliveries, announced today a layoff of 10 per cent of its California work-force. The layoff of 2,500 men was the second in three months for the troubled defence contractor. About the same number were laid off in November after Eastern Air Lines slowed up taking deliveries of the Tristar. A Lockheed spokesman said the new layoffs were due to a financial belt-tightening and reduced need for support personnel now that Tristar assembly lines were operating well. Showroom window smashed JAKARTA (Reuter) -Troops opened fire today when Indonesian students smashed windows of a Japanese car showroom and set fire to parked cars in the streets to protest the visit of -Japanese Premier Kakuei Tanaka. There were no reports of casualties. Armored cars and troops rmged approaches to Indonesia's state guest house where the premier is staying. They were posted there when he arrived to start his visit Monday night. About 500 students, waving Indonesian flags, attacked the ■ showroom of Indonesia's sole agent for Toyota cars. The students hurled stones at the showroom’s plate glass windows, then turned to cars parked in the street and set them on fire before watching troops could intervene. The soldiers then opened fire. Skylab lights turned off H0UST0N(AP)-Skylab3 astronauts, who became new world champions of space flights Monday night began early today four days without darkness in sunlight that might cause them heat discomfort. Like many energy-conscious earthlings, they turned off some lights, but for different reasons. They want to cool the station. Gerald Carr. William Pogue and Edward Gibson became history's tongest-flying space travellers as they broke the single mission record of 59 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes set by the Skylab 2 crew. They became the new champions at 8; 10 p.m. EST Monday. The astronauts soared on toward their goal of 84 days They return to earth Feb, 8. Faisal may end embargo BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -Saudi Arabia’s Kin^L Faisal says he Is wilting to end the oil embargo against the United States providing Washington makes a public declaration that Israel should withdraw from all occupied Arab lands, a United States senator reported Monday. Senator J. Bennett Johnston, a Louisiana Democrat winding up a swing through Israel and five Arab countries, said Faisal made the remarks to him during a meeting in Saudi Arabia last week. If it accurately reflects Saudi policy, the statement would represent a softening. The Saudis have previously stated that the oil embargo would remain in effect until Israel agrees to withdraw from Arab lands and begins implementing the pledge. Hashish plane burns POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (APt — A twin-engined plane AT LAST FORSiSO A Wicks cartoon coKectign. THE BEST OF WICKS has just been published and is available to the readers of this news paper. i»0 cartoons by one of the most widely read political cartoonists in the world, ' , I? ; it. li I I m nor surpnsiKl hr loatit lita iritt with tixltv i pr-cn THE »etT OF WICKS. No* a seleOion o! the great mini cariooftisls work has been put together m book form IM 01 itie best c»r toons are now avaiiabi* 1o the rM<»rs of this paper tusl tl.H. The ideal gift lor those who appreciate ..... and humw S*rKl$1.50 ick THE BEST OF WICKS BOX Mi STATION A ^ TOAONTO,ONT MIV 1J4 Gasoline, fuel oil use sliced in U.S. WASHINGTON (AP)-nie United SUtes government began applying today a program of gasoline austerity and fuel-oil rationing, including less home beating.    . The new regulations, which took effect one minute before midnight, permit exertions for hardship cases but ther> mostats in most homes and other residential buildings must be set six degrees lower than in the same month of 1972, and In other building 10 degrees lower. Many have already done this, and the regulations will not require a further reduction on their part. ‘    ' Service stations will get less gasoline than before. Just how much less was uncertain, but a government official guessed it might be 15 to 20 per c«>t less than the public otherwise would use in 1974. Tlie administration has ask* ed motorists to limit themselves voluntarily to 10 gallons of gasoline a week, but so far there is no formal limit to their individual gasoline use. AIRLINES GET LESS Airlines will get five per cent less aviation fuel than In 1972, and they have already started reducing flight schedules. Electric power plants are to get as much residual fuel oil as thé federal energy office says they can be spared. Patient’s death *case of murder* B.C. industry gloom forecast loaded with an estimated Jl-million worth of marijuana crashed and burned at an apartment construction site Monday night, police said. The plane s three occupants were killed Authorities were trying to-dav to determine the identities of the three victims. Smouldering 100-pound bags of marijuana were strewn over a wide area around the wrecked plane, which officers said was carrying 2,500 pounds of marijuana. “The street value had to be about a million dollars," said Pompano Beach police Sgt. Jack Hodges. U.S. missile test ‘safe’ GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The United States Air Force hopes to convince residents of the Pacific Northwest that the sky, or anything the military puts in it. won't fall as a result of a missile testing program. At a briefing Monday, the air force presented charts and data designed to ease any worries. Maj. Gen. John Pauly, who heads the project, said probability of public injury is virtually nonexistent. Explosion was on barge VANCOUVER (CP) -Investigators said Monday they were “fairly certain’ ’ the explosion that destroyed a coal harbor fuel barge Jan. 4 originated within the barge. VANCOUVER (CP) - Poor labot'management relations, a shortage of skilled labor, spiralling inf)$Ltioo, the energy crisis, and. a-general drop In the North American economy all add up to paint a gloomy picture for British Columbia industry this year. The Employers’ Council of B.C. released results today of a business trends survey of major corporations in all sectors of the economy, representing 117,000 B.C. workers. The firms polled were less optimistic about the province's business outlook than they were six months ago and part of the blame was pinn^ on the provincial New Democratic Party government. A construction company told the employers’ council; “We are concerned the B.C. government will push labor costs too high; will impose taxes and other restrictions on our natural resource industries, which could have a very serious effect once world slackens and we are unable to pass on these costs,” A transportation company said the inability of natural resource-based industries to plan ahead due to uncertainty of government actions “has not really begun to have the serious effect on business that will appear in due course,” Another transportation company polled said: “Because of the NDP provincially, there is a hindrance to establishing corporate policy on investment and growth in B.C. "The energy crisis creates further uncertainties which are difficult t.p, measure. Many shortages ^111 otcur in the petro-chemical industry and prices will increase,” the company said. HEAVY BARGAINING A utility company feels the new provincial labor legislation might help ease the effect on industry of the heaviest bargaining year in the province’s history. “Union leaders will be under pressure to deliver contracts that recoup what was lost to two years of inflation. Yet when the contracts in such crucial areas as construction and the various industries will be up for renewal around the beginning of the year, the growth of those industries is likely to be more subdued.” A transportation company predicted the year would bring good news on increased oil exploration activity in the North and bad news on airplane fuel shortages. The companies polled reported almost unanimously that production costs were up m 1973. Almost all reported a shortage of skilled labor. In the area of expansion expenditures, 36 per cent of the companies polled planned to spend less this year than last year on expansion, 36 per cent figured they’d spend the same amount and 28 per cent re> ported plans to spend more this year on expansion. Signature Governor-Qeneral Jules Leger signs his commission of office during the Senate installation ceremony in Ottawa Monday. Chief Justice Bora Laskin of the Supreme Court of Canada stands behind. __:_J-:-^ ■ u    It . Transit offer rejected EDMONTON (CP) - Local transit workers Monday voted overwhelmingly to reject the city’s controversial latest offer to settle a strike which enters its 48th day today. Of the 996 members of the Amalgamated Transit Workers union who attended the meeting Monday, 5«0 turned down the city’s offer. Two members abstained and 34 voted to accept. The offer stirred controversy after a news conference Saturday night when George Hughes, the city’s acting chief commissioner charged the union with not presenting a city offer to its members, saying the offer was made on Jan. 4. In its latest offer, the city said it is prepared to pay up to $300,000 of the $500,000 difference which has been separating the two sides for weeks. MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -Dr. Víncent^ Montemarano’s defence lawyer has argued that the prosecution must prove his client is ^ilty of murder, not mercy killing, in the death of a terminal-cancer patient.    , This is “not a case of mercy killing, it’s a case of murder, pure and simple,” said lawyer Russell Clune in addressing prospective jurors, Monday. When Dr. Montemarano was indicted in June in the killing of Eugene Bauer, District Attorney William Cahn said the motive "appears to have been a mercy killing.” The only other physician known to have stood trial in such a case is Dr. Herman Sander, acquitted in a 1949 trial in Manchester, N.H., of killing a woman cancer patient. Bauer died Dec. 7,1972, and Dr. Montemarano signed a certicicate listing cancer as the cause of death. But, the state says that after Bauer had been given Merger slows tUMS (CP);/- The. Tunisian govemineW’ruled out today any national rteferendiim on union with Libya until' the Tunisian constitution has been liaised, a process that would take at least several months. only 48 hours to live and had entered a coma. Dr. Montemarano injected a lethal dose of potassium choloride into the patient’s vein. Since pleading not guilty to a charge of wilful murder. Dr. MMitemarano has been free on $25,000 bail. Essential services and military activities will get just about all the petroleum they need- They were given t(it priorities in the nevf allocation system. STATES CAN STOCKPILE Hie new regulations permit state allocatim agencies to set aside portions of certain petroleum products for dis^ tribution to hardship cases. While his federal energy office was preparing the regulations, director William Sunon found consumer advocate Ralph Nader saying none of this was really n6ce&5f&ry. Nader, testifying before House-Senate joint economic subcommittee Monday, said: “The world is literally drowning in oil. Any government agency can create a shortage ^mply by announcing it.” But Simon told Congress the energy crisis is real and “we do indeed have a serious short^e.” ■ In other energy developments: —Consolidated Edison Co.. the power company serving New York City, cut back voltage another two per cent, reaching a five-per-cent “brownout.” The company said it was down to a lO^y supply of fuel dH, less Qian half of normal. Haitian refugees rescued at sea MIAMI (AP) - Thirty-eight Haitian refugees, rescued after nine days at sea in a foundering sailboat, blindfolded themselves during the ordeal so tl^ wouldn’t see each other die. “Many were sick, and we were all crying. We prayed and read from thè Bible and sang hymns,” said Jpsephine Tertulten. “Everybody was covering his eyes. We thought surely we would die. We didn’t want to see each other die,” Miss Tertulien said Monday. The 30 men, seven women and = M 16-y«ai^ld bqy. «iere rescued frbm the'20-foót sailboat Frida^ by Miami-based fishermen operating 280 miles off the south Florida coast. They were brought ashore by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter late Sunday. “The boat was leaking almost- from the start, and though we bailed ccmstantly, we were alw^s sitting in water,” Miss Tertulien said through a translator. After being processed by immigration officials, the men were jailed and the women and boy were put in the custody of the Greater Miami Baptist Ministers’ Council.    ' Inunigration hearings are scheduled later this week. . .. Officials excluded liie Haitians wantetl^ to come to tne United States for ecorioihic opportunity, although several said they fled for political reasons. Inquest jury to view medical-gas piping Minister disputes method of B.C. education change By JOHN I SUDBURY, Ont. (CP)-Inquest jurors investigating 23 deaths in Sudbury General Hospital were to inspect the medical-gas piping system in a new wing today. A malfunction in the system is blamed for at least sòme of the 1973 deaths. The five-man jury, which opened Ontario's second-largest mass death inquiry Monday, was studying the hospital installation as a groundwork for sittings expected to continue for at least three weeks. What the inquest hopes to determine is how lines carrying pure oxygen and an anesthetic, nitrous oxide, became mixed up in transmission to parts of the new wing. The jury received this information on the opening day: —Dr, Ross Bennett, deputy supervising coroner for .Ontario and presiding coroner at By NORMAN GIDNEY VICTORIA (CP) - Education Minister Eileen Dailly officially fired John Bremer on Monday, citing disagreement with her special education adviser over the way he was going about his job. Hired less than a year ago to draw up a blueprint for educational change in British Columbia schools and universities, Mr. Bremer, 46, will be out of a job effective Feb. 28. Mrs. Dailly said the Britishborn academic will get a year's severance pay, plus five per cent holiday pay on that and the year he has already worked. He was originally hired In April last year on a three-year contract at |2B,a00 annual salary. The |31,5S0 settlement was hammered out at a I'^-hour meeting Monday afternoon between Mrs. Dailly, Mr. Bremer and Provincial Secretary Emie Hall, who is head of the civil service. “Mr. Bremer and I both have the same objective, we both want to create the finest education system here, but we differ as to the manner in which it is to be achieved,” Mrs. Dailly told reporters after announcing Mr. Bremer’s dismissal. SATISFIED Mr, Bremer said the settlement was satisfactory but as to the reasons for his firing added that he felt his was the 'right style and the right manner.” ' Earlier in the day, Mr. Bremer met with Premier Dave Barrett, who in a CBC television interview last Friday referred to him personally as "a bit of a failure" and to his approach regarding jpproach _ _ educational change as ‘'a bit of a fk».” Mr. Bremer said that the premier, ‘ ‘had no douMs about my professional competence.” Asked if he contemplated legal action concerning the premier’s orifiMl remarks, h* replied; “I don't think so. Not at this time.” Mrs. Dailly wouldn't be specific in her criticism of Mr, Bremer’s “style and manner” of operation, and referred newsmen to her statement Saturday in Vancouver in which she said, In effect, that Mr. Bremer stirred up too much controversy and didn’t listen to people enough. DISCUSSION His original task, she said, was to examine the present education system through public discussion with all interested groups and report back to the minister on possible needed changes. He was also to set up special task forces where needed to grapple with special proMems. Mr. Bremer maintained that his approach to educational reform was coi^ rect and claimed that "a lot of the criticism I think has been irraUofial ’ Democrats got more milk funds WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee says Democrats received »36,000 more in contributions from the milk industry in 1972 than Republicans. “This analysis is clear evidence,” said Rwublican national chairman George Bush, “that the popular notion, fed by Democrat propaganda, that Republicans are milking the daii7 associations for all they are worth with the promise of special favors is sheer nonsense.’' The committee’s official magazine, First Monday, said its analysis showed Democrats got 9111,000 from four milk induitry political organixations — and RepuMicanf, including President Nixon, got »77,000. the inquest, said investigation of one of the deaths indicated the oxygen and nitrous oxide lines had been crossed. —Eric Heathcote, a Toronto consulting engineer and specialist in hospital gas systems, testified it can be assumed that there was a departure from the architect’s drawings for the gas lines. The drawings showed a “proper system,” died IN NEW WING Mr. Heathcote’s testimony pointed to four rooms of the new wing—opened last May—as gas “problem areas,” and it was in this section that the 22 victims were treated before their deaths between May and September. All the problem areas, along with other sections of the hospital, were fed from central supplies of oxygen, nitrous oxide and nitrogen. Evidence indicated the lines were crossed before the gas reached outlets in the new win«    , j The first death under investigation, that of six-year-old Catherine Dominic of nearby Dowbng, occurred in one of the special-procedures room of the new wing, as she was having a broken arm reset. She had been anesthetized without ill effects three times previously in other parts of the hospital. HELD IN BALLROOM T^e inquest is the most extensive in Ontario since a 1950 inquiry into the loss of ll9 lives in the burning of the Great Lakes cruise ship Noronic in Toronto and is bt ing held in a hotel ballroom seating 300. Toronto lawyer C, F. MacMillan, representing an insurance firm covering Conj-stock International Ltd., one of the subcontractors, told the inquest that at least five writs have been issued in civil suite arising from the case. ' ; BRIDGE RUG & DRAPES LTD. I FREE eariMATES I Phone 329-4722 ; COLLEGE MALL FREE CO-OP RUMPUS ROOM CLINIC Coiidals Sportsplax Bini|uot Room Wed., January 16—7:30 p.m. I» build Product Domonatratlon* — EVERYONE WELCOMEI FMturIng Id*«» and Initnictloni on how your own Rumpus Room. Fr«« eatimatM. — PLUS -SpocM« and an mMHIomI 5% on on all matwMt ordtrod at Um Cimic. Coffa* and PMtrtw «rtll b* MTvad. >)mniri< b| Stiflnni Mbirti Ci'Op Lmbir inCeaMrt« PhOM MS-4441 lRÍÍRG^ÍVl »1.0 ‘ b.RñCHIvE-í ;