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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbridne Herald LXVIII-32 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1975 15 Cents Paris airport siege ends, gunmen in Iraq ROOF STOLEN, SOLD PARIS (CP) Five teenagers were arrested Thurs- day after selling the roof of a house they had stolen two days earlier, Agence France Presse reports. Last Monday, Henri Bloche drove to his country house on the outskirts of the English Channel port of Boulogne. He found the roof missing as well as all the central heating radiators, the electrical wiring and gas and water pipes. The youths told police they had sold everything to a scrap dealer for 1120. million project to revive coal field ASSOCIATED PRESS France flew three Arab ter- rorists to Iraq today after the gunmen launched an attack on an Israeli jumbo jet at Orly Airport, fought a gun battle with French police and held 10 persons hostage overnight in an airport restroom. The arrival of the French Boeing 707 in Baghdad was an- nounced by Air France in Paris, which said the plane was still on the ground two hours after touchdown. The Israeli plane was not damaged in the attack at Orly Airport and the hostages were released unharmed. But 21 persons, including one of the terrorists, were reported in- jured in the gunfight that rag- ed for 15 minutes Sunday afternoon in a crowded con- course of the airport terminal- Eight of the wounded were reported in serious condition. Previous reports said there were two terrorists and from three to seven hostages. But witnesses at the airport said three terrorists and eight hos- tages came out of.the restroom, the gunmen with stockings masking their faces and the hostages with ban- dages covering their eyes. The eight hostages freed at the time ol the terrorists' de- parture were examined by doctors and then transported back to Paris under police es- cort. "One woman will be kept under observation, but the other seven are in good a doctor said. Two other hostages, gaturday near Westcastle as part of their winter'pro- French woman and heMour- gram The 24 scouts stayed overnlgh, ,n ,he snow shelters in the photos. Andrew Saly, Larry Skid- more, Hyden Ferguson and Adam Uttley, above, place pieces of snow on the leader's shelter. Drew Saly, Tony Kuijt and Doug Campbell (right) put the finishing touches on their overnight home, year-old son, were ___ earlier this morning when the terrorists began negotiating with the Egyptian am- bassador to France, Naguib Kadry, as intermediary. SENT A NOTE Identity of the gunmen was still unclear. Police at first said a note in which they demanded an escape plane was signed "Mohammed Boudia named for an Algerian militant murdered by Israeli agents in Pans in 1973. Later reports said the note was unsigned. In Beirut, Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organ- ization (PLO) condemned the attack. Charges laid in Calgary shootout CALGARY (CP) Kevin Drew Nickolson, 16, was charged Sunday with dangerous use of a firearm and breaking and entry after a gunman fired about 20 shots at police from the second floor of the downtown Hudson Bay Co. department store early Sun- day morning. The gunman was seized by police dogs as he attempted to escape following the siege. There were no injuries in the gunbattle, the sixth such incident here since Dec. 20. A police spokesman said no officers returned fire. Home cool home The 8th Lethbrldge sea scouts took to Makarios dispels angry protesters NICOSIA (Reuter) Presi- dent Makarios persuaded angry young rioters to end demonstrations outside the United States Information Centre here today and appeal- ed for an end to violence. The archbishop climbed on a stone wall outside the U.S. library to appeal to the demonstrators, who earlier tore down iron railings outside the building. He led the demonstrators Seen and heard About town Sgt. Bill Zaychuk being ask- ed why he didn't bulldog a 900 pound runaway heifer and replying, "my life is worth too much" Sunburst Ceramics manager John Poole saying his company's bean pots are popular with people in Quebec and adding, "they must be full of beans." away to the Greek embassy where he again addressed them from a balcony. He said Greek Cypriots were understandably angry at the tragedy now taking place in the island. "Bull begof you not to commit acts of violence or attack any he said. Demonstrators damaged the British consulate and U.S. Embassy in earlier protests at British action in allowing 000 Turkish Cypriot refugees to fly from a British base here to Turkey, from which they will return to resettle in the Turkish-occupied part of the Mediterranean island. Police used batons and tear gas on the demonstrators before the archbishop arrived in his Cadillac. At the Greek embassy, Ma- karios declared: "We will not accept any faits accomplis. We will not accept any solu- tion that means a forcible ex- change of populations." He said Greek Cypriot ge- lugees must be allowed to re- turn to their homes- Altered constitution gives Mao, party tighter control PEKING (Reuter) A ma- jor revision of China's 20- year-old constitution has abolished the post of head of state and tightened Com: munist party control of the government. Under the changes, approv- ed at a secret session of the fourth National Peoples Ceasefire salvage sought BELFAST (AP) Hopes rose today for restoration of a ceasefire in Northern Ireland following the start of negotia- tions between British officials and political representatives of the Irish Republican Army However, Protestant militants denounced the peace talks and vowed to "destroy" the IRA and its Roman Catholic supporters. "The process of salvaging the ceasefire has now begun, but much more groundwork has to be said Rev. William Arlow of the Church of Ireland, who sat in as an observer at the first peace parley Sunday. Agriculture outlook for '75 OTTAWA (CP) lawer farm incomes are the only negative aspect of the 1975 farming picture, which the agriculture department says is otherwise bright. This is the gist of a sum- mary of reports scheduled for discussion at the 1975 agriculture outlook conference here today and Tuesday. "Canada's agriculture in- dustry is in a pretty healthy state and the outlook for 1975 is for continued production, expanded trade and improved gross but lower net farm in- the department says. "The sensitive spot is the livestock industry where pro- ducers, caught by high input costs, will experience difficul- ty until a rationalization ol feed prices and livestock pop- ulations takes place on a worldwide basis." Preliminary Statistics Canada figures indicate that while gross [arm income jumped 24 per cent last year over 1973, farmers' net in- comes increased less than two per cent, held down by high operating costs. Estimated gross income in 1974 totalled billion, an in- crease of billion over 1973.. The estimated net, however, only rose to billion from billion. "The outlook for 1975 is for a slight increase in gross in- come, but another substantial increase in operating ex- penses, leaving the farmer with a lower net income than in the agriculture This is expected to receive much of the attention of the dozens of federal and provin- cial government represen- tatives at the conference as well as farm organization, business and economic spokesmen. Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan, whose speeches will open and close the conference, has said repeatedly that farm income is one of his main concerns. The government last month introduced a bill designed to stabilize grain farmers' in-, comes. It would set up a fund into which Ottawa would put f 2 for every dollar contributed by farmers. The proposal, still before the Commons, is similar to one made in 1970, but withdrawn by the govern- ment after criticism that contributions were based on farmers' net rather than gross income. On the credit side of the led- ger, the department expects wheat, feed grain and oilseed prices to remain strong in 1975. department says. Congress, Chairman Mao Tse- tung retained his position of supreme authority and was made commander of the Chinese armed forces. The new constitution, pub-- lished Sunday night, also gave legal status to the changes which have taken place here during the last two decades, such as communes. Chang Chun-chiao, the former Shanghai activist who now holds senior party and state posts, said in a report to the congress that unhealthy tendencies continued to pose a threat to the success of com- munism. Observers here felt the problems hinted at by Chang may have been responsible for the secrecy and brevity of last week's meeting of the congress which, as 'China's main legislative body and a symbol of national unity and democracy, used to be convened in public. "The Communist party of China is the core of leadership of the whole Chinese the new constitution pro- claimed, adding legal force to the long-established fact that the party effectively dominates every important aspect of life in China. One significant proof of this, also enshrined in the new con- stitution, was the appointment of the chairman of the partys central 81-year-old Mao commander of China's armed forces, in place of the head of state. By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer CanPac Minerals Limited has disclosed plans to open up the Lethbridge coal industry with a million mine employing 270 people. The figures are preliminary drawing board estimates at this point. But the company has spent the last two years quietly completing purchase of the rights to a 20 square mile coal field in the Shaughnessy area 15 miles west of the city. Last summer it drilled 26 test holes, comprising feet, to prove a reserve of 146 million tons of the highest grade sub bituminous coal. Using modern underground mining techniques, CanPac believes: it can recover up to 50 to 60 per cent of the reserve. It hopes to establish an initial operation taking out tons a year. That would mean lifetime employ- ment for anyone looking to the revitalized industry as a Potential customer Ontario Hydro is one of the potential customers for the mine which would re open activity in the coal field, clos- ed down in 1965 after 25 million tons had been mined during 30 years of operation by Lethbridge Collieries Ltd. Lethbridge Collieries is a wholly owned subsidiary of CanPac, which in turn is one of the mining arms of Cana- dian Pacific Ltd. "If everything went click, click, click, we could see some coal coming out of there by the end of says Dick Marshall of Calgary, assistant general manager for CanPac. "We're looking to put it into are looking to coal' as gas supplies shrink and prices climb. "At a time when gas and oil appear to be getting scarce, coal is the obvious thing to he says. Ontario Hydro is looking for initial deliveries of sub bituminous and the softer lignite coal by 1979, says Hydro official John Matthew, "with strong potential" for larger quantities by the mid 1980's. "This is a coal that could be of interest to Ontario says Mr. Marshall. "We haven't quoted on it and they haven't asked for un- uroduction some time in the dergrd'und coal'because they next five years." realize there is a price Mr. Marshall says in- differential (with cheaper says dustrial users of natural gas strip mined Low sulphur content But low sulphur content of the coal which would help On- tario Hydro meet government air quality standards, and the fact coal would help insure long term supplies as power demands increase, and American sources possibly dwindle, argue in its favor. Ontario Hyrdro, only one factor in a rapidly expanding market, is proposing new plants which could use the Lethbridge sub bituminous product, but for the moment is interested in harder foothills coal for its generating stations. The environmental problems associated with revitalizing the Shaughnessy field will require as much study as the feasilibity of opening the mine, Mr, Marshall says. "The environmental impact study required by the govern- ment is expensive and time consuming, a massive under- he says, "but legitimate." The company would like a minimum two years to study a mine's impact on wildlife pop- ulations. "If there's a concern about possible effects on the water table, that has to be he adds. Subsidence or water drainage problems, particularly serious in an irrigated region, are another concern. But the coal seam is 300 to 600 feet deep. "For underground mining that's kind of a nice depth to be at it's not too shallow. At 100 feet you would have a bit of surface subsidence, which is particularly not desirable in an irrigated area." Small surface disturbance No coal cleaning plant is re- quired and the company forsees only a small surface disturbance, taking about a quarter section out of agricultural production, an important factor in the prime food production area. "One area we have to do a lot of work on yet is the slag heap. In the past these red shale piles have to find some uses for he says. CanPac is virtually certain it can employ the labor sav- ing "long wall" mining technique opposed to the traditional "room and pillar" method at the mine. It is an important factor for the company as the industry faces critical shortages of skilled manpower. The technique involves use of a large coal cutting machine which supports its own roof for the area in which it is working. The tunnel it cuts is allowed to collapse behind it, avoiding the need for extensive shoring of large tunnels. See related story on Page 15. 26 Pages Classified....... 24-27 Comics........... 22 Comment.......... 4 15-17 Family........ 18, 19 Markets.......... 23 Sports.......... 10-13 Theatres___....... 7 TV................ 6 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT 35, HIGH TUBS. 40, SUNNY, WINDV ;