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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-16,Lethbridge, Alberta 2 —THi LETHBRIOQE HERALD — WadiMtday, January 16. im N«ws In brief Bombs herald strike BELFAST (AP) - Bombs exploded early today as militant Protestants launched a one-day strike protesting a pact aimed at improving links between Northern Ireland and the mainly-Roman Catholic Irish republic. The first bomb blasted the Dunleath Bar in predominantly Catholic Cookstown, west of here, British army headquar* ters said. Later, two car bombs damaged road and rail bridges outside Portadown, an industrial centre south of Belfast. There were no casualties. Tens of thousands of Protestant workers are expected to join the strike called by leaders of the hardline Loyalist movement that opposes any links with the republic. Chinook shorts power line CALGARY (CP) - Nearly 750 city homes were without power for an average of 30 minutes Tuesday night as a result of transformer shor* tages caused by warm weather. Gavin Hanslip, city electric system manager, said there were at least 50 shortages to 11 p.m. He said Chinook winds caused melting snow and a buildup of salt on a downtown street. The salt acted as an electrical conductor, bridging the gap m insulators at a downtown power station and causing the shorts. Two television stations and one radio station were put out of service for several minutes. The city fire department said the sudden Chinook -bringing temperatures of up to 45 degrees ~ also apparently caused a sprinkler system at Canadian Forces Base Calgary to trip. Ten flights were diverted to Edmonton and Lethbridge during the first three hours of a dense fog which covered the Calgary airport from about 5:30 pm. Floods wash over Oregon SALEM, Ore. (AP) - More than 200 families in southwest Oregon have abandoned their homes as the state battles one of its worst floods. Heavy rain and melting snow pushed swollen streams above flood stage throughout Western Oregon Tuesday. Gov, Tom McCall declared a state of disaster and activated the state’s emergency centre for the first time since severe flooding in 1964. Pipeline deadline passes WASHINGTON (AP) - The deadline for environmental lawsuits against the transAlaska pipeline apparently has passed, but spokesmen for some environmental ^oup£ say there is still a possibility of legal action. "Our lawyers have not yet decided what is going tc happen," Ann Eoosevelt, acting legislative director oi Friends of the Earth, said Tuesday night. The friends of the Earth, Wilderness Society and Environmental Defence Fund held up the $4.5-biIIion project for three years after challenging construction of the pipeline. IVeon’s off in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuter) — Lights dimmed throughout Japan today as the government started a new oil and electricity conservation program, with heavy industry the main victim. The government cut power supplies to major industrial users by 10 per cent in November when the Arab oil cut started to bite into the economy. Supplies were, cut a further five per cent today, affecting about 13,000 large plants and business offices throughout the country under a mandatory order, trade ministry sources said. Neon lighting is banned in business centres of large cities and power comp^es have appealed to private homes to economize on electricity. Cambodia rockets kill 14 PHNOM PENH (AP) -Rocket attacks killed 14 persons and wounded 25 in Phnom Penh Tuesday night and today. One rocket today made a direct hit on the anteroom of the army commander-in-chief’s office. The commander, Maj.-Gen. Sosthene Fernandez, was not hurt, members of his staff Canadians visit Cuba HAVANA (Reuter) - A parliamentary delegation from Canada arrived by aii Tuesday for a week-long visit at the invitation of the Cuban government. The eight-man delegation, headed by Gerald Laniel, deputy Speaker of the House of Deaths CANADIAN PRESS Prague-Josef Smrkovsky BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FHH HTIMATC* Phofw 329-4722 COLLtai MALL FREE CO-OP RUMPUS ROOM CLINIC Coaldale Sptrlsplax Baniiuel Room Wad., January 16—7:30 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME! Faaturing Man «nd Instructlont on how to buiM yeur own Rumpu* Room, f^oduet DtmoiMtrallont — FrM EitlmattH. — PLUS - Sp«cM* «nd an additional 5% off on all matorial« ordwwd at Ih* CHnlc. Coflaa and PattriM »• l^iMirii by SHtlnni Mberta Ci-Op Ijiiibir In Cortdil» PhofM 349*4441 Kidnapping suspect Domenico Barbino, 27, escorted by Rome police. Three suspects arrested in Getty kidnap roundup ROME (AP) — Police arrested three men today and charged them with the kidnapping of J. Paul Getty m. A fourth man was sought. One source said &e police also recovered a cache of banknotes that probably were part of the $2.7 million ransom paid for the release of the 17-year-old grandson of American oil billiooaire J. Paul Getty. The police said they arrested one man in Rome and two in Calabria, at the southern tip of the Italian peninsula. The three and the man still at large are all natives of Calabria, the police said. A few more people were arrested during the manhunt when weapons or drugs were found in their posaesaon, but the police said they were not believed to be involved in the Getty case. The man arrested in Rome was Domenico Barbino, 27, an orderly in the city’s Poiyclinic Hospital of the «cred Heart. FOUND IN GROVE Police said those arrested in Calabria were Vincenzo Mam-moliti, 43, and Antonio Man* cuso, 35. MammoUti was arrested among the dive groves Warm weather turning B.C* snow into floods said. But a soldier was reported killed and four others wounded. Three rockets were fired into the capital Tuesday night. One landed in a crowded block of apartment houses in the centre of the city, killing 13 persons and wounding 10 others seriously. Commons and Uberal MP for Beauhamois-Salaben^, was greeted at the airport by Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa. Laniel told reporters at the airport that the visit is in answer to a long-standing invitation by the Cuban government. 62, chairman ot Czechoslovakia’s National Assembly when reformist leader Alexander Dubcek was in power; of cancer. Montreal—Monica Mugan Phillips, 68, one of Canada's first woman radio broadcasters, and, most recently, an author of historical novels about Canada. VANCOUVER (CP) -Snow gave way to rain in British Columbia’s southern interior Tuesday, resulting in flooding problems in many areas. A block-long section of the Trans-Canada Highway in the Fraser Canyon through Boston Bar was under three feet of water Tuesday nidit as a three-day accumulation of heavy snow turned to water. Another section of the highway, on the eastern outskirts of Kamloops, was closed because of water on the road. Traffic was being rerouted around the water, mud and debris. In Kamloops, where temperatures shot up to Tuesday, numerous basements were flooded. Merritt, also in the southern interior, was having problems with sewers backed up, basements flooded, and some parts of Highway 8 to Spences Bridge covered with up to six inches of water. CP Rail reported two westbound passenger trains stranded in the Fraser Canyon by a washout. One of the trains had been scheduled to arrive in Vancouver Monday morning, and the other Tuesday morning. A scheduled departure of a CP Rail passenger train from Vancouver Tuesday was can* West German army depots revealed BONN (Reuter) - The West German armed forces have a network of arms and supply depots in Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Norway, it was disclosed Tuesday.    . The disclosure came in the annual "White Book" issued here on West German security and development of the Bundeswehr (federal defence forces). The location of the depots was previously secret. The diagram niap showing the depot« don not give their precise locations. Dcfence experts bdieve they contain naval and air force stores. celled, with passengers to be flown to Calgary today to make connections. The Canadian National Railways continued flying passen-between Vancouver and ¡imlo<^ Tuesday, and there was no indication when the CN line through the Fraser Canyon would open. On Vancouver Island, a storm with winds up to 70 miles an hour caused extensive damage in the Albemi Valley, blocking roads and disrupting power and telephone service. Damage to a |2 million secondary school in Port Alberni was estimated at $$00,000 after the wind ripped off most of the roof. Rain and wind wrecked 47 of SO classrooms. The school was closed indefinitely and arrangements were being made to place the 1,200 students elsewhere. ‘Egyptian, Israeli differences narrowed' nry Ki»inmr, Hying from lel back to E^gypt, reported lay that mfe of the Gioia Tauro plain at dawn, poUce said. Mancuso was picked up in the village of Cicala. One of Getz’s ears was cut off during his captivity and was mailed to a Rome newspaper as evidence that the kidnappers meant business. There was speculation that Barbino performed the operation. The police said Mammoliti was wanted for other crim^ committed by the Calabrian underworld but had escaped arrest for a long time. They said his family had a long criminal history and was also involved in a bloody-feud with another family clan in the village of Castellace. Mammoliti’s father was shot to death in 1954. Some of his relatives were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the 1968 kidnapping of a wealthy Calabrian landowner, but they were cleared. RANSOM PAID Young Getty disappeared in Rome on the night of July 10 and was found south of Salerno Dec. 15 after his family paid the ransom. He and his mother now are in Austria and were not available for comment today on the arrests. Hundreds of policemen combed the mountains and valleys of the Calabria area through the night. Dozens of homes were searched in one of the biggest manhunts in the area in recent years. One source said the search focused on Calabria because the places of captivity described by Getty appeared to be in the southern region. The removal of an ear from kidnapped persons whose relatives balk at paying ransom is also a Calabrian custom. rnHn AP^Rrater ASWAN, Egypt (CP) -United SUtes State Secretary Henry Ki»in " ‘ ' Israe today that difference! between the two sides on separating their armies ‘ ‘have been substantially narrowed.” Kissinger, after only 3^ hours of sleep Tuesday night, arrived in Aswan from Jerusalem with a revised Israeli map on ] , lent canal Defence Kfinister Moshe Dayan of Israel delivered the map to Kissinger’s plane shortly before Kissinger’s departure from Jerusalem, a U.S. official said. The E^p-tians had rejected an ea^r Israeli disengagement map. It was Kissinger’s third st(q> in Aswan and his second In Jerusalem ojn this month’s Mideast peace mission. Few problems remain between the Israelis and Egyptians on agreeing to disengage their armies and the two Sides “are getting down to a common, view,” said a U.S. official. Kissinger and his aides were up most of Tuesday night and early this morning. Some aides got less sleep than their boss. After talks with Israeli officials that lasted until 4 a.m., Kissinger said the discussions are “making good progress.” He said he will return to Israel with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s response to Israel's latest ideas on disengagement plans, and he hopes that on his return "the remaining difficulUes will be narrowed even more and can be eliminated.” “The' differences which existed have been substantially narrowed, and I hope progress will lead to an agreement which would marke a turning point in the conflict in the Kfiddle East,” said Kissinger. Goldwater expecting Nixon to hang in there BALTIMORE. Md. (AP) - Senator Barry Goldwater said Tuesday night be does not believe President Nixon wUl resign or that Nixon’s political opponents have the “evldeQce or guts” to force his impeachmoit. The unsuccessful 1964 Republican presidoitial candidate described as a myth the notion that hemlght join a delegation of Republicans asking the president to re^ for tlie good of the party and the country.    v "1 don’t believe such an effort will be,needed, for the very simple reason that if it were, Richard Nixon would tell the delegation to get lost,” Goldwater said. \ “I don’t think Richard Nixon will ever resign as president,” Goldwater said. "And I don’t believe the li^al Democrats have what it takes, either in evidence or guts, topush through an impeachment in the Houe or a subsequent trial in the Senate. ” In a fund-raising ^teech to Maryland Republicans, Goldwater accused liberal Democrats of “playing a very dangii^ game” by delaying a decision on a possible impeachment ret^ntunenda-tion by the judiciary committee of the House of Representatives. Goldwater’s comments were prepared before the disclosure In Washington that an IS^minute gap in one presidential tape recording could only have been caused by pressiitg the record button at least five times. Moscow police watch Solzhenitsyn’s house Premieres visit sparks rampage JAKARTA (AP) - Mobs rampaged against visiting Japanese Premier Kakuei Tanaka today in a second day of protest against Japanese economic penetration of the country. The continued violence also hit at influential Chinese merchants and at Indonesian officials allegedly profiting from foreign deals. A casualty count from today’s violence was not immediately available. Ilie toll from Tuesday’s rampage stood at seven killed and 49 injured. Central Hospital reported. Tanaka told reporters he is not angry at demonstrations against him. "Because this happened during my visit, it is necessary for the Japanese here to review and take the opportunity to bring our relations with Indonesia much closer,” he told a news conference at the presidential office. In Tokyo, the government said the demonstrations in Jakarta require reconsideration of economic and diplomatic policies in Southeast Asia. Foreign ministry officials said they will work out long-range diplomacy after Tanaka returns home, making best use of “a bitter experience” in Jakarta. MOSCOW (Reuter) - The wife of dissident writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn said today the block in Moscow where they live was under observation by a number of uniformed and plainclothes police until late Tuesday night. Natalya Svetlova told telephone callers that threatening and insulting phone calls continued until midnight and she and Solzhenitsyn were awakened by the tdephone at 6 a.m., but did not answer. Friends of SoMenitsyn said earlier that the police were apparently placed outside the house tor protectlc«. His wife said the Nobel Prize-winning author is not yet prepared to make a statement on the campaign which has started because of the publication in Paris of his latest book, Gulag Archipelago, a chronicle of Soviet labor camps. Tuesday night the head of the Moscow branch of the Soviet Writers Union, Sergei Mikhalkov, called on Solzhenitsyn in a radio broadcast to leave the country. Solzhenitsyn was excluded from the all-powerful union in 1969. Tuesday he issued his first public statement since the uproar over Gulag Archipelago began—a defence of another Wins nomination GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Robert Vanderlaan has won the Republican nomination to the House of Representatives seat VicePresident Gerald Ford held for 25 years. And the 43-year-old majority leader of the Michigan Senate has been promised Ford’s support in a general election campaira for the 5th Congressional District seat the Republican party has held since 1916. Complete but unofficial returns gave Vanderlaan 26,105 votes, or nearly 55 per cent of the total cast Tuesday in the Republican primary. writer who has recently been expelled, the nearly-blind writer Lidia Chukovslaya. USED HER HOUSE He said Miss Oiukov^ya was expelled from the Writers Union for letting him use her country house. Literatumaya Gazeta today called Solznenltsyn “an enemy of his homeknd, an enemy of his compatriots and the enemy of everything that is dear and sacred to us.” Monday the Communist party daily Pravda concluded that Solzhenitsyn merited the fate of a traitor and today’s attack, carried by Tass news agency, added; “It is no overstatement to speak of his spiritual affinity with traitors who raised their arms against their own people.” Quebec will ^have tough questions’ QUEBEC (CP) - The Quebec government has some tough questions m the energy situation for the oil indus^ and the federal government. The National Energy Board still is predicUng iriiortage of between 10 and 20 per cent this winter in crude oU imported into Eastern Canada while prices for such supplies spiral upward on the work market. “The problem Is that the only information the federal government is getting is from the major oil companies and there are two different versions,” a spokesman for the Quebec natural resources department said in an interview. • “The oil companies are telling the federal government that the situation is serious, that there are problems with securing supplies but they're telling us there will be enough oil for Quebec for the rest of the winter.” The Quebec government is expected to seek answers at the federal-provincial energy conference in Ottawa Jan 2223. 19 died when bus hit ditch Nineteen farm workers, some still can be seen in the windows, were killed near Blyihe, Calif., Tuesday when the bus carrying them to work failed to make a turn and landed in a drainag« ditch, Another tweniy-s«ven were injured. California highway patrolmen said the bus was apparently travelling too fast to make the turn and left the road. ;