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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LfTHMlDOt HERALD Monday, January at. 1174 News In brief Edmonton chief may quit EDMONTON (CP) Police Chief Fred Sloan may announce next week that he is retiring from the force he joined in 1938. Chief Sloan, 59, said at the weekend there been "no official announcement yet" about his retirement plans. "There may be one in a few he added. ft was expected the announcement would be made Friday night at the graduation of 28 new policemen. Chief Sloan was appointed the city's senior law enforcement officer in July, 1968, becoming the 13th and first native-born head of the department in its 76-year history. The 650-man department now has grown to 806 men with the addition of Friday's graduates, but still is below the recommended 812 officers. Cypriot guerrilla chieftain Grivas dies GEORGE GRIVAS NICOSIA (AP) -Guerrillas fighting for the union of Cyprus and Greece say they will battle on despite the death of their leader, Gen. George Grivas. Grivas, a hero of the struggle for independence from Britain who refused to abandon his dream of enosis, or union, died Sunday. Of- ficials of EOKA, his guerrilla underground, said death was caused by a heart attack at a hideout in Limassol on the south coast The announcement said that before his death Grivas had named his successor and EOKA's struggle against President Makarios will con- tinue. But opinion was divided over whether the small band of at only a few hundred survive without the 75-year- old general's dedicated leadership and mystique. Some observers predicted the movement will soon coltapse. Others expressed belief that younger, more ex- treme elements held in check by Grivas will embark on a far-bloodier attack than the old general would allow. Until recently EOKA's bombs resulted in few deaths or serious injuries. But the murders of two pro-Makarios villagers last week prompted local press comment that Grivas, long reported ailing, was losing his grip on the wilder men of his organization. Hundreds of angry villagers denounced EOKA's tactics at the funerals of the two vic- tims, and there were protest strikes against the guerrillas. Makarios had already branded his old associate a common criminal, and last week neutral members of parlia- ment announced they would do likewise unless Grivas renounced violence by next Thursday The old general died without replying. Grivas, a native Cypriot and an officer in the Greek army, became a legend for his lead- ership of the original EOKA underground that fought the British occupation from 1955 to 1959 Grivas was the military leader of the struggle, Arch- bishop Makarios the political and spiritual leader. But Grivas broke with the archbishop when the latter agreed to independence without enosis because Turkey threatened to go to war against Greece to block it. Woman dies after tribal dance CHILLIWACK, B.C. (CP) An inquest will be held Thursday to investigate the death of an Indian woman following tribal dancing ceremonies. Laura Louise Leon, 21, who lived on the Chehalis Reserve at nearby Harrison Mills, died in hospital Friday. RCMP said the woman became ill while taking part in sort of initiation ceremony" at a longhouse on the Tzeachten Reserve near Veder Crossing. A Chilliwack doctor, who declined to be identified, said Mrs. Leon was his patient and appeared to have been suffering from some form of influenza. He said she had been taking part in the ceremony since Sunday and first became ill Wednesday. When she became worse Thursday she was admitted to hospital. On Dec. 18, 1972, Edwin George, of the Sardis Band, died following an initiation procedure held to enter a tribal dancing society During an inquest held in February, 1973, testimony showed the man was struck repeatedly with deer-hoof rattles during the ceremony. Meeting called on gasoline price problems Moose derails freight BURNS LAKE, B.C. (CP) Canadian National Railways crews were working Sunday to clear the CN line between Prince George, B.C. and Prince Rupert, B.C. after it was blocked by a derailment Saturday night. A CN spokesman said a 115- car freight train, westbound from Prince George, struck and killed a moose at Priestly, 20 miles east of here. Seventeen cars left the tracks. There were no injuries. The spokesman said the line was expected to be open late today. Cambodians stop drive PHNOM PENH (AP) Government troops struck at the centre of an insurgent drive toward Phnom Penh on Sunday, retaking a two-mile stretch along the Cambodian capital's southern front, field reports said. The government move was an initial step toward eliminating the almost daily artillery barrages against the capital, which began Dec. 23, and so far have killed 145 per- sons. Poll shows Ford favorite PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Vice-President Gerald Ford is the leading choice for the 1976 Republican presidential nomination, the latest Gallup poll says. With the support of 24 per cent of 377 Republican voters polled Jan. 4 to 7, the vice- president emerged as the leading contender from a list of 10 "people who have been mentioned as possible presidential candidates for the Republican Party." Gov. Ronald Reagan of California was second with 20 per cent, followed by former New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, who received 18 per cent. CALGARY (CP) A series of meetings will be held next month between the department of consumer affairs and gasoline wholesalers and retailers to discuss the problems of 'gasoline pricing in the province. Bunker oil spilled at Vancouver VANCOUVER (CP) Harbor Master Roy Holland said Sunday the estimated cost of cleaning up an oil spill at nearby Port Moody was between and At least gallons of heavy bunker oil were spilled into Burrard Inlet Saturday from the deck of the Liberian freighter Ogden Clipper. Mr. Holland said the freighter was taking on fuel when its holding tank apparently filled up, causing the oil to spiir over. Although most of the oil was contained quickly, three ducks died in a feeding ground across the inlet and a spokesman for the Canadian Wildlife Service said at least 30 more ducks would die because of the spill. Dealers of franchised service stations are complaining that private gasoline retail outlets and discount gas bars are threatening their existence because they can sell gas cheaper, and are seeking to lessen the price differences. The meetings are the result of a task force report to the legislature last Fall, said Jim Engel, assistant to Consumer Affairs Minister Bob Dowling. The task force, headed by Cal Lee, Conservative MLA for Calgary McKnight, recommended that the government play "a mediating and facilitating role" to help oil companies and their franchised service stations to solve the marketing problems. "Oil companies have considerable leverage in price control because they can make profits either at the wholesale or the retail Mr. Lee said. Archie Dickson, president of the Automotive Retailers Association, representing the franchised dealers, said some private retailers in Calgary could sell gasoline at .07 cents per gallon more than franchised outlets pay for it wholesale. Mr. Dickson said his service station sells regular gas at 55.9 cents a gallon, while some private outlets sell it for as low as 42.9 cents and the oil company he leases from runs a gas bar which undercuts his price by eight cents a gallon. mass in Bogside to mark Bloody Sunday Trustees want alarm systems EDMONTON (CP) The Edmonton Public School Board has approved installation of security alarms id some schools as part of a program to try and reduce damage caused by vandals. D. G. Green, the board's assistant director of maintenance and operations, said Saturday that other school systems throughout North America have been contacted to find out how they cope with vandalism. Mr. Green said vandalism, including acts by students during school hours, costs the board a year. In addition broken windows add another Of this amount, actual break-ins cause a loss of about a year. Secretary Schultz may resign WASHINGTON (AP) Treasury Secretary George Shultz, the remaining member of President Nixon's original cabinet, may resign within the next several months, his friends say. They say there is no firm date for Shulti's departure, cautioning. "What could be true now may be wrong in two weeks." However, the Washington Star-News reported Saturday that Shultz will soon resign and said he declined to com- ment. The New York Times also quoted friends of Shultz as saying he will resign by April 1. Shultz, 58, is considered one of Nixon's most loyal and trusted advisers. Friends say he does not want his resigna- tion to appear as though he is deserting the president in a time of need. Hawaii rations gasoline HONOLULU (AP) The first mandatory gasoline rationing program in the United States went into effect in Hawaii Sunday. The program is based on the odd-even licence plate concept, similar to Oregon's voluntary program. Cars with odd-numbered licence plates can fill up on odd-numbered days and even-numbered plates can get gasoline on even-numbered days. Pope declares nun a saint VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Paul has declared a 19th- century Spanish nun a saint of the RwnaR Catholic Church. The new saint, Teresa Jornet e Ibars, founded the BRIDGE RUQ DRAPES LTD. COllMIMAU. Little Sisters of the Poor and the Aged, an order of nuns. She was declared blessed, or beatified, in 1998. The pontiff proclaimed Te- resa's canonization Sunday before several cardinals and a crowd of several thousand in a glitterinf ceremony at St. Pe- ter's Basilica. Saint Teresa Jornet was born in Aytone, Spain, in 1M3. She entered a convent but was forced to return became of ill health. LONDONDERRY (AP) More than supporters of the Irish Republican Army Fire major weekend killer By THE CANADIAN PRESS Fire was a major killer in Canada during the weekend as six people, including five sis- ters, who died in their log home near Brantford, Ont., were burned to death. A cross-Canada survey by the Canadian Press from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sun- day showed at least 31 persons were killed in accidents. Sixteen people died in traf- fic, six in fires, four in snow- mobile accidents, three by carbon-monoxide poisoning and two by drowning. Ontario headed the list with 12 dead. In addition to the five who died in the fire, Ontario also reported five dead in traffic, one in a snowmobile accident and another by drowning. The sisters who died in the fire on Six Nations Indian reserve were twins Jacqueline and Geraldine, 7, Dorothy, 13, Brenda, 14, and Jennie Harris, 17. Four persons died in traffic in Quebec, three in snow- mobile accidents and two by carbon-monoxide asphyx- iation. Two persons died in traffic and one of asphyxiation in Manitoba. Nova Scotia had one traffic death and one drowning and Alberta reported one death in traffic and one by fire. British Columbia and Prince Edward Island each had one traffic death while Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan were fatality-free. The season's unofficial snowmobile toll now stands at 59 The survey does not include industrial deaths, slayings or known suicides. marched through Lon- donderry Sunday with black flags to commemorate the 13 Roman Catholic demonstrators killed by Brit- ish paratroops on Bloody Sun- day two years ago. The marchers massed in the Bogside district below the old city walls and heard speakers attack the moderate Catholic politicians who have joined Protestant moderates in Northern Ireland's first coali- tion government. British troops kept in the background. Afterward several hundred youths ram- paged around the city walls, stoning soldiers and jeering. They dispersed at nightfall. In Belfast, Rev. Ian Paisley, a leading Protestant militant and former champion of in- tegration with Britain, made a surprise call for the independ- ence of Northern Ireland. In a television interview, Paisley said: "What I hope to achieve is to put Englishmen out of the room. If Ulster- men were left alone to hammer out these things properly, a way could be found to get a democracy going in this country in which all sec- tions of the country can par- ticipate." Paisley, like the IPA, is an unyielding foe of the Protes- tant-Catholic coalition, and his new disenchantment with the British government is due to London's support for the coalition. Probe action Searchers use 10-foot poles to probe for two young Seattle-area girls buried by an ava- lanche roaring down Chair Peak. Author- ities said the two girls and seven other persons in a snowshoeing party were building an igloo in the snow at Source Lake when the avalanche came down. The lake is about 50 miles east of Seattle and about three miles from the Cascade Mountain Alpental ski resort. Krogh disputes Dean's testimony NEW YORK (AP) Egil (Bud) Krogh, boss of the White House plumbers unit, says he is convinced from conversations with John Dean that President Nixon did not know about the Watergate cover-up as early as Dean claims he did. Krogh, who is scheduled to begin a six-month prison term next week for his role in the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, was interviewed Sunday by Mike Wallace on CBS-TV's 60 Minutes. Krogh also said that White House policy toward its oppo- nents was often made out of bitterness. Specifically, he said he felt Ellsberg was falsely regarded as an enemy of the United States rather than a political opponent. On the matter of Nixon's knowledge of Watergate and its aftermath, Krogh said he met with Dean for two hours on March 20, 1973, and he quoted Dean as say ing: "Bud, the president is being badly served. He just doesn't know' what's going on Dean met with Nixon on March 21, and the White House has maintained that it was only at this meeting that Nixon became aware of the full scope of the figures in- volved in the break-in at the Democratic national head- quarters and the subsequent cover-up. Dean testified during the Senate Watergate hearings that Nixon knew of the facts in the matter well before the March 21 meeting. Dean testified that Nixon in- dicated during a Feb. 27 meet- ing that he was aware his top aides at the time, H. R. Halde- man and John Ehrlichman, might be involved in a cover- up. Krogh said his conversation with Dean on March 20 con- vinces him that Nixon did not know about the cover-up by that time. Battle marks ceasefire anniversary SAIGON (AP) Heavy fighting was reported today on the first anniversary of the ceasefire that was supposed to end the Vietnam war. The South Vietnamese com- mand said that 62 Viet Cong were killed in three battles 45 to 110 miles southwest of Saigon in the Mekong Delta. Government losses were put at 15 dead and 10 wounded. Neither the government nor the Viet Cong held any special ceremonies to mark the anni- versary of the peace agree- ment which secured the release of United States prisoners of war and paved the way for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. The Saigon command, in re- vised casualty figures cover- ing the year of the ceasefire, said Communist troops were killed since Jan. while casualties on the government side were military men killed, wounded, missing; civilians in controlled area killed and 983 wounded. The military casualties are about half what was reported in the year before the ceasefire. Sharing a warm bath 'shocking suggestion9 LONDON (AP) The British gas industry is urg- ing couples to save fuel by sharing a bath, but the cam- paign is drawing fire from Conservative politicians. The Gas Board's advertisement shows a man and woman in a tub and is captioned: "Put a bit of romance into your bath by sharing the water." MP John Stokes told the Press Association, the domestic news agency, the ad is "deplorably vulgar and in the worst possible taste." He said he is all for saving gas but: "I find this advertisement extraordinary, coming from a nationalized industry from whom we ought to be able to expect the highest standards." MP Joseph Kinsey said: "I am shocked. It is debasing the standards of the Gas Board to suggest that we should share our baths." A spokesman for the Gas Board commented: "The idea for the advertisement came from a customer in a competition we ran. We felt it was a good idea and the best suggestion for saving gas." Slanf ield on weekend swing through Quebec MONTREAL (CP) Opposition Leader Robert Stanf ield wound up a weekend tour in Quebec province here Sunday and said the aim of his trip had been to "sensitize people to the problems of inflation and encourage them to force the government to do something." Mr. Stanfield told a news conference he wanted see a greater presence irom Quebec, both English and French, within the Progressive Conservative party. Throughout his tour, his eighth visit to the province in less than a year, Mr. Stanfield criticized the government for not "facing up to the injustices associated with Israelis end first phase of pullback inflation, which is something all Canadians have to accept." "Whether they are unorganized workers, people in small businesses, or just ordinary Canadians trying to save a few dollars, they've got the problem Earlier in the weekend, Mr. Stanfield criticized the government's handling of the recent federal-provincial energy conference, saying the premiers should have been consulted beforehand However, the adoption of a uniform oil pricing policy across the country, with a federally-subsidized shelter for the East was a "victory for he said. In Alma, Que on Saturday, Mr. Stanfield proposed that a government decision be made to determine if a public investigation is needed into oil company profits in 1973. From AP-REUTER Israeli forces gave up their positions along the Cairo-Suez road today to end the first phase of their pullback on the Suez front, the Israeli military command announced. Under the terms of the troop disengagement pact, .United Nations peacekeeping troops will hold all evacuated a'-ear, for six hours before handing them over to the Egyptians. Israel's pullback lifted a three-month siege on the city of Suez, at the southern end of the Suez canal, its civilian inhabitants and the Egyptian 3rd Army that has been trapped on the southeast bank of the canal since the ceasefire that ended the Oc- tober war. Israeli forces were also completing their withdrawal from the ports of Adabiya and Ataka, on the Gulf of Suez, and the high escarpment at Jebel Ataka, the southern- most point of Israel's advance on the western bank of the canal. Cairo said the road from Cairo to Suez will be officially opened to civilian traffic Tuesday No ceasefire violations were reported along the Suez front, but Israeli and Syrian forces duelled Sunday for the second straight day. Syria said its forces kiHed or wound- ed at least 40 Israeli soldiers, while Israel said it had no casualties. U.S State Secretary Henry Kissinger told reporters in New YOVK he is "moderately optimistic" that Israel and Syria will agree to negotiations to disengage their troops on the Golan Heights. Kissinger met with UN Secretary-General Kurt Walheim to discuss the Middle East situation. In another Mideast develop- ment, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani said today Saudi Arabia will not unilaterally lower the price for crude oil, but only do so in concert with the Persian Gulf states. Bing Crosby goes home BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) Singer Bing Crosby, 69, went home from hospital Sunday, nearly a month after he was admitted with a rare lung ailment that required surgery. The crooner and former movie star underwent a operation Jan. IS ;