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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD - Thursday, January 17, 1974 :::::::::::::ft::::::%^^ News In brief Skylab encounters heatwave HOUSTON (AP) - Skylab astronauts have turned off lights and other equipment and altered work schedules to combat a temporary heat wave in their orbiting station. "It's warm in here. It's sort of a nuisance but it's not uncomfortable yet," commander Gerald Carr reported Wednesday as he, William Pogue and Edward Gibson began feeling the rising temperatures. Because of the relation of the spacecraft position to the sun, the station began a four-day period Tuesday in which it whirls through continuous sunlight, with no darkness to cool things. Temperatures have risen inside the craft to 81 degrees from 71 and are expected to reach 85 to 87 degrees Friday before starting to cool during the weekend. New Nixon aide named WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon announced Wednesday appointment of Kenneth R. Cole Jr. as his chief domestic policy adviser. Gole, 35, will move into the office vacated April 30 by John D. Ehrlichman. Cole's appointment was occasioned by the impending resignation of presidential counselor Melvin Laird, scheduled to leave the White House on Feb. 1. U.S. taking Thais from Laos New York Times Service WASHINGTON - The administration plans to withdraw all of the American-financed Thai forces from Laos in the next few months, ending a chapter in which the United States recruited foreign troops to fight in Indochina. State department officials said it had been agreed with the Thai government that all of the Thai "irregulars" forces recruited, trained and paid for by the United States should be withdrawn from Laos by July 1. The withdrawal has begun, with less secrecy than marked the introduction of the TTiai troops into Laos some three years ago. According to state department officials, there are about 5,-000 Thai troops left in Laos. Approach to Hughes denied LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - An employee of Howard Hughes denied Wednesday he told Senate Watergate committee investigators that President Nixon suggested he seek a campaign contribution from Hughes. Richard Danner, manager of a Las Vegas hotel owned by Hughes, said stories carried by three newspapers Wednesday were incorrect. Danner said in a statement stories carried by the New York Times, New York News and Baltimore Sun were incorrect "because the reporters were misled by sources on the staff of the Watergate committee." The three newspapers quoted unidentified sources as saying that Danner told Watergate investigators the president suggested in 1968 that he seek a contribution from Hughes. The Sun and News said Nixon suggested $50,000; the Times did not specify a figure. The White House denied that Nixon had asked Danner for $50,000. Newspaper prices may go up MONTREAL (CP) - Newspaper prices may soon go up, St. Clair Balfour, president of Southam Press Ltd., told the Montreal Society of Financial Analysts Wednesday. "It's just a matter of timing," he said. "Home delivery prices may reach $1.00 a week within the next five years. "I think there will be room for further increases in circulation prices." He said he is not worried about a shortage of newsprint for Canadian users in 1974 because newsprint manufacturers have a "diplomatic self-interest" in keeping Canada supplied. "Newsprint manufacturers' basic material is a Canadian resource. They do not want to find themselves in a position of being criticized for exporting newsprint when Canadian publishers are unable to obtain an adequate supply." Immigration up sharply WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) - The number of applications for immigration to Canada from Britain has jumped more than 500 per cent during the first two weeks of January, Mark MacGuigan, parliamentary assistant to Manpower and Immigration Minister Robert Andras, said Wednesday. Mr. MacGuigan, member of Parliament for Windsor-Walkerville, said during a discussion of immigration policies at University of Windsor that the number of applications from economically - troubled countries will probably continue to be high throughout the decade. Immigration is up sharply from all countries, he added. Arab oil embargo Hightening^ WASHINGTON (AP) - An oil-industry group has released figures that appear to indicate a tightening of the Arab oil embargo and may mean a worsening of the gasoline shortage in the United States. The American Petroleum Institute said Wednesday imports decreased 12.2 per cent last week from the previous week. And the weekly report said U.S. gasoline stocks dropped by 3.6 million barrels. But Representative Silvio Conte (Rep. Mass.) said he agrees with some of his constituents who feel that the energy crisis is "a trumped-up crisis by the oil companies to make more money." Flood claims 17 Australians SYDNEY, Australia (Reuter) - Floodwaters which have already claimed 17 lives in Eastern Australia were threatening today to immerse a town of 1,700 persons. The swollen Balwon River is expected to rise to about 45 feet at the northern < Sou-i' Wales iown of Walgett by Friday. Royal A\istralian Air Force planes will drop 2,000 sandbags into Walgett today in an attempt to stop the waters from reaching the town centre. The death toll from the floods reached 17 Wednesday with the death of two children - one in a car which skidded into floodwaters in Queensland and the other drowned in the Murrumbidgee River in southern New South Wales. New approach to B�C. health care recommended VICTORIA (CP) - A completely new system of health care should be developed in British Columbia with emphasis on public participation, says a report prepared for the provincial government. The radically new approach to the health care industry was proposed by Dr. Richard Foulkes following a 14-month study. The two-volume report, containing 264 recommendations, was released today by Health Minister Dennis Cocke. The report states at the out- 2 held in star's slaying NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-Two men were arrested and charged Wednesday with murder in the death of Grand Ole Opry star David String- BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FRCE CtTIMATES Phona 329-4722 COLLEQE MALL bean Akeman and his wife, police said. The two were identified as John Brown and his cousin, Marvin Doug Brown. Two other men, brothers of Marvin Brown, were charged as accessories to murder and with receiving and concealing stolen property. Akeman, 58, and his wife Estelle, 59, were found shot to death in their home north of Nashville Nov. 10. ARE WE BORE87 The British think so. according to a survey conducted by Michaei Cowley and the manager of the Canadian Travel Bureau in London. Don't miss the startling results of their questionnaire on Canada distributed in a Birmingham school and a pub in Manchester - this Saturday. In Your LETHBRIDQE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE set that the present system of health care is a "patchwork of services," and that "the decision-making process is dominated by the medical profession and the bureaucrats." The alternatives were either to reform the existing system or to design a whole new system and the Foulkes report recommends the latter. Essential to the formation of an integrated system of health care, the report states, is the restructuring of the ministry of health to meet its new objectives: the setting of standards, providing health care delivery and coordination and financing. To assist in carrying out these objectives, the report proposes the creation of three advisory and regulatory boards: an environmental control commission, a health advisory council and a health disciplines regulation board. The report recommends that decision-making on health care services be decentralized and therefore proposes the formation of seven to nine regional health boards with responsibility for 'the over-all direction and financing of all health and social services in each district. The main purpose of the regional boards is to provide public participation, the report says, and so they should be composed of laymen as well as professional health representatives. The cornerstone of the new health delivery system is the creation of community human resource and health centres to integrate or co-ordinate all local health and social services, including public health, mental health and physical health care services. Other major recommendations: -Abolition of the premium system of paying for medical care coverage and the financing of health services from municipal property taxes. All health care needs will instead be financed from general revenue; - Creation of a new ministry of the environment along with the Environmental Control Commission which would control all environmental health activities; -An "eventual" system of salaries for most physicians to replace the present fee-for-service method; -Demolition of large institutions for the mentally retarded and their replacement by community-based facilities; Dr. Foulkes, former executive director of Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., adds a cautionary note to his recommended changes, saying such a wide overhaul has been tried unsuccessfully elsewhere. S%S:S:::S:ft::::^^ Libby flood drives 1,500 from homes Clubbing resistance in Jakarta Indonesian soldier clubs youth during rioting Riot leaders sought Tanaka goes home From AP-REUTER JAKARTA (CP) - The Indonesian government banned demonstrations throughout the country and extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jakarta indefinitely in the wake of the anti-Japanese riots during the visit of Premier Kakuei Tanaka. The Japanese premier flew home today as the Indonesian army made a house-to-house search for leaders of the rioters. Information Minister Mashuri said the government will take firm measures against those who took part in looting, arson and other violence. He said that the government will exercise more control over political activities in the schools and what appears in the press. After seeing his Japanese visitor off at the airport. President Suharto summoned some of his cabinet and the heads of the armed forces to an urgent meeting. Arabs may offer loans to oil poor New York Times Service ROME - Arab spokesmen at an important series of monetary meetings here have signalled a williiigness to lend funds to the industrially developed countries to help them finance higher payments for oil. Anwar All, a Pakistani who is governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, or central bank, provided an indication of official Arab thinking in commenting on plans by the International Monetary Fund to borrow money directly from oil-producing states. The Washington-based institution WOUI4 lend the money under fairly easy terms to any of its 126 members, both developed and developing countries, who are in balance of payments difficulties because of higher oil prices. A hundred armed troops guarded the office of the rector of the University of Indonesia, Prof. Mahar Mar-jono, as he conferred with the military commander of Jakarta, Maj.Gen. G. H. Mantik. It was believed they were going 'Over the list of those arrested or sought. Several lecturers at the university were reported among those in custody. At least 10 persons were killed and scores injured in the violent anti-Japanese demonstrations. Widespread riots led to the clamping of an all-night curfew on the city, the closing of schools and universities and a ban on assemblies of more than five persons. Observers said there were fewer students among crowds involved in incidents Wednesday, which took place near Jakarta's main business area. Up to 10,000 people massed across a six-lane road while hundreds of youths broke into' lines of massage parlors and bars, threw out furniture and set them ablaze. Troops opened fire several times Wednesday as a warning to crowds to disperse. Auto recall DETROIT (AP) - A potential problem in the front suspension system which might cause loss of steering has prompted Chrysler Corp. to recall 159,149 of its 1974-model cars. Ever have one of those days? REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Ever have one of those days that just didn't get off to a good start? Rina Kratofil outlined this series of events to the Cascade fire department Wednesday: Her waterbed started leaking at 4 a.m. Then the floods that have soaked Northern Califorr nia wiped out her home's electricity. She decided to solve that problem by placing candles about the house. After she had done that, she started making breakfast, but dropped the egg container and broke every egg she had in the house. Meanwhile, her dog knocked over one of the candles. The candle landed on the couch, setting it afire. That ignited a comer of the room. The fire department arrived and managed to confine the damage to a single room. "Look, it's only eight o'clock in the morning," Fire Chief Hans Heinrich told the woman. "I'd advise you not to touch anything for the rest of the day." Kidnap loot found in Rome apartment ROME (Reuter) - lUlian police have identified some of the banknotes found during a swoop on the alleged kidnappers of Paul Getty as being part of -ansom for the boy's rek'i.oc.. police said. Fernando Masone, head of the Rome flying squad, said: "At least some of the banknotes definitely come from the ransom money." The banknotes were found in the apartment of one of seven men arrested early Wednesday morning. But the man, Giuseppe La- manna, 49, was not one of the three charged with the kidnap of the 17-year-old youth, grandson of one of the world's richest men. Police sources said more than $30,000 was found in Lamanna's Rome apartment when police moved in and arrested him on drug charges. The notes were being examined today at the police elec-.tronics centre in Rome where the serial numbers of all the notes handed over to the kidnappers have been fed into a computer. LIBBY, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Thomas Judge plans to take a first hand look at flood conditions in northwestern Montana todays Lincoln County Sheriff John Fisher reports. The sheriff said he talked with the governor by phone Wednesday night, and was told that Judge planned to come to Libby today. The Red Cross says 1,500 persons have been evacuated from their homes in the Libby area, after extremely warm weather and heavy rains set off flooding. Libby is 80 miles southeast of Creston, B.C. At Thompson Falls, some residents said they feared that a Montana Power Co. dam may give way. Most creeks in Sanders County were at flood stage. As yet, there have been no reports of death or serious injury in the flooding. And in B.C., travellers trapped in the snowbound Fraser Canyon were released from their white prison Wednesday as British Columbia gradually returned to normal. The Fraser Canyon section of the Trans-Canada Highway was opened to traffic at noon Wednesday after a 2V2-day closure because of snow slides. It was temporarily closed again Wednesday night between Boston Bar and Lytton because of a washout, but was reopened before midnight. Many of the travellers had been trapped since Sunday and had little to occupy themselves with in the small towns between Spuzzum and Lytton that provided them with emergency accommodation. The Rogers Pass was still closed Wednesday night because of avalanches. Heavy snow created slippery sections of the Hope-Princeton Highway, with traffic in the slide area east of Hope down to about five miles an hour. Heavy rain continued to fall over much of the southern interior Wednesday. Flooding was reported in sections of Kamloops and Merritt. CP Rail attempted to resume service through the Fraser Canyon Wednesday afternoon but was forced to turn around its evening east-bound passenger train and return io Vancouver after a cloudburst washed out some track between Lytton and Ashcroft. A CP Rail spokesman said today the railway was still flying passengers between ROME (Reuter) - United States Treasury Secretary George Shultz said today that the financial problems arising from higher oil prices are "literally uniinanageable" for many countries. "The oil-producing countries have to recognize this simple fact and cooperate with the rest of the world in scaling down the magnitude of the financial problem to manageable proportions," he told a meeting of finance ministers here. Wrap-around grille No serious injuries were reported Wednesday after this car, driven by 51-year-old Martha Small Legs, of Brocket, hit a patch of ice, went out of control and wrapped around a light standard, just east of the 5th Avenue N. exit on Highway 3. Police estimate damage at $1,900. The driver and two passengers were treated at hospital for minor injuries and released. Kamloops and Vancouver, as is Canadian National. Meanwhile nine men are missing af ter a rock-and-earth slide smothered a telephone company building in Oregon, and two children drowned in Northern California. The men were working in a Pacific Northwest Bell Co. structure near Canyonville in southwestern Oregon Wednesday night when the landslide roared off a mountain, pushed the structure into a creek and then buried it in mud. Authorities moved heavy equipment to the scene to dig for possible survivors, then abandoned the rescue attempt temporarily until geologists can guage the danger of further slides. The Oregon landslide came in the wake of heavy rains and an early snow melt that sent already-swollen streams in many areas of the Pacific Northwest surging to new highs. The storm left its soggy impact on western Montana, Idaho, northeastern Washington, Western Oregon arid Northern California. Dams broke and mudslides blocked highways. Hundreds of families were forced from their homes by floodwateris. SWEPT FROM HOME At Myers Flat; on a branch of the Eel River in Northern California, 14-year-old Jimmy Moore and his 12-year-old sister Kathy died Wednesday when a dam created by a logjam burst and surging water swept them from the backyard of their home. Eight counties in Idaho were declared a disaster area. The Idaho mining district of Coeur d'Alene was almost isolated. Dams burst. Water blocked highways. At least 1,-000 persons were evacuated from their homes. Fifteen persons were reported trapped by high water on a bridge over the north fork of the Coeur d'Alene river in Idaho. A ma-jor bridge over the south fork of the Coeur d'Alene collapsed; isolationg hundreds of persons. Mideast agreement ^very near^ JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli cabinet met today and apparently approved a plan worked out by U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger to disengage Israeli and Egyptian troops along the Suez canal. Israeli sources said they expected a statement of agreement to be issued later today- probably in Washington, Moscow, Cairo and Jerusalem-confirming that the two sides had finally come together after a week of mediation by Kissinger. The announcement was not expected to specify the terms of the agreement, however. Sources said Israel might get only mutual understandings with Egypt on thinning out Arab forces east of the canal instead of a written pledge. The disengagement agreement would have to be submitted to the Geneva peace conference, officials said. The Israeli cabinet issued a communique indicating that the main points of a disengagement agreement-"gut issues" as American officials put it-were resolved. The cabinet communique said the cabinet empowered Prime Minister Golda Meir "to transmit to the secretary of state the Israeli government's reply to the proposals regarding the separation of forces on the Egyptian front ..." But it added that "technical olarifications" were still outstanding. i ;