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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Assassination interrupted peaceful morning service New York Times Service ATLANTA It was 11 a.m. The morning worship service had just begun at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The choir had sung the processional the congregation had chanted the Lord's Prayer and Mrs. Alberta W. the organist and choir had just played the-opening bars of the next A Little Talk With Then the pistol shots rang out and the memory-stained sanctuary was filled once more with death. The first victim was the the mother of the man who made Ebenezer a landmark. A little more than six years ago she had stood in this same a few feet and wept over the coffin of that slain the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Once the shooting had shattered th-e the frightened churchgoers scattered and screamed as they rushed for safety. Someone noticed the Rev. Martin Luther King the move across the pulpit to ths place where his wife lay and when he reached her he tried to lift her off the floor. ran for the Mrs. Bertha the superintendent of the adult Sunday recalled afterward. started to go out but I changeJ my mind. I fell and rolled under tht When the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. confronted the young black man who only an hour or so shot the aging minister's wife to he reportedly asked the assailant why he had done it. The calm 21-year-old Marcus Wayne Chenault Jr. sat in a hospital room before being taken to jail and She of the And King is the replied the young black man. Beyond almost nothing is known about what motivated Marcus an apparently intelligent but unprepossessing college student from a black middle- class family in to shoot Mrs. King and a church deacon to death. Chenault came to he told the because his god had tolrt him to kill the Rev Martin Luther King Sr. he he shot Mrs. King because she was close to him. Those who knew Marcus Chenault in Dayton were baffled and shocked when they heard the news. Young bespectacled and described as nice by hometown had lived with his parents in a modest and well- kept middle-class neighborhood on the predominantly black west at 2808 Oak Ridge a quiet residential street Later he moved to an apartment near the campus at Ohio State University at Columbus. He was a junior who initially pursued an engineering curriculum but subsequently changed his major. Chenault belonged to a small group that believes black ministers should be punished because they misled their the Dayton Jour- nal Herald reported in a copyright story today The newspaper said it learned of the known as The by interviewing a close friend of Chenault. The UtKbridqe Herald VOL. JULY 1974 24 Pages 15 CENTS canniest of dictators in S. America By ALDEN WHITMAN New York Times Service One of'the canniest and most demagogic of modern South American Juan Domingo Peron. who died was a phoenix among his fellow strongmen. After running Argentina for 12 from 1943 to and being obliged to flee he waited out 17 years in opulent exile until he was called back to the presidency in 1973. In the events he had lost little of his guile and none of his capacity to excite popular enthusiasm while carrying out a nght-of-center program. Although he was 77 years old when he reappeared last June from the ashes of his earlier Peron was still a remarkable presence. ruddy of stentorian of he seemed much younger than his although his reserves of energy were noticeably shorter than they once had been. But on a from a dis- he looked imposing. Situation different The Argentine situation in which occasioned Peron's was considerably different from that of his previous heyday. In his enforced exile the country was ruled by a succes- sion of largely unsuccessful end unpopular military and civilian regimes. With the Peronists proscribed from no presi- dent achieved the electoral majority necessary to unite a divid- ed nation and to energize a inflation prone economy. Political unity and effective government was an obsession among many middle-class and wealthy Argentines. And wooing leftists and moderates came to be regarded as the solution to Argentina's plight. For one he had a huge working-class which had grown in his nurtured by the illusions of social reform that he had espoused in his first dictatorship. Because of leftists particularly middle-class youth saw Peron as a revolutionary alternative to the country's moderate politicians. revolution passes through was a much- heard slogan in university and intellectual circles. Peron hard working In his first dictatorship Peron appeared serious and hard- yet hungry for adulation and fame. He represented a loose coalition of businessmen and some men of commerce and some right-wing some Roman Catholic hierarchs and many urban and rural workers. As vice president and then president of South America's largest once little better than a fief of Great Britain and the United he fought spectacularly its strongly entrenched oligarchy of the big landowners and their -industrial and church allies. He the foreign in- fluences in Argentine notably those of the U.S. and Britain who was made a general by act of put through public works projects housing complexes and hospitals and expropriated paid the British owned railway system and the American-owned telephone system Banks were as was all tran- sport. There was a government monopoly that bought wheat and edible oils for with the profits financing agricultural and industrial development And women for the first given the right to vote. The economic and social reforms accom- panied by far less laudable policies. Opponents of the regime were jailed for long terms by Peronista recalcitrant labor leaders were newspapers were subverted and the nation's leading La was confiscated. In the in Peron was forced to resign as as military and naval forces bunched against him. He fled to Paraguay Later Peron found exile in then then the Dominican Republic and finally in Spain. He meddled in Argentine politics and dreamed of returning. And he continued to build elaborate justifications for himself and for his regime Brezhnev 6to meet MOSCOW President Nixon told the Soviet people tonight that he will meet with Leonid Brezhnev again next year to continue the search for lasting and a better life for them and for the American people. The United States leader acknowledged that he and the Soviet Communist party leader many yet to be overcome in achieving full control over strategic nuclear But he said in a prepared speech they made progress in three annual summit meetings and are building a new relationship that over time will reduce the causes of The Soviets provided the Green Room of the Grand Kremlin Palace and their na- tional radio and television hookup for the speech. Relay to North America was also arranged Cominco strike could be long Military now controls Ethiopian government ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's armed now in effective control of the have presented a set of plans to the believed to contain names the military wants to see in a new government Radio Ethiopia said Monday night an armed forces com- mittee met the still nominally in earlier in the day and had presented the cabinet with plans. The number of arrests by the armed forces since they took control Saturday has risen to including some of Emperor Haile Selassie's closest advisers. The arrests appear aimed partly at removing traditional elements in the hierarchy in the hope that without Ethiopia's change from pre- dominantly feudal to a modern society will be accelerated. Behind every horse One of the most appreciated entries in Monday's Raymond Stampede parade was- the shovel and wheelbarrow brigade that followed this flag-carrying contingent of cowgirls. Crowds began lining up for the annual July 1st parade more than an hour before it began rolling at just after 10 a.m. The half-mile long procession was led by Grand Marshall Glair Norton of Raymond. J. Golden Snow of Raymond was honorary parade marshall. Inside Order emerging at sea law meet Venezuela A global restructuring of jurisdiction over the seas appears to be emerging from the huge international law of CIA knew about Watergate WASHINGTON In a three-month period immediately before the Watergate E. Howard Hunt asked his for- mer Central Intelligence Agency bosses to direct him to retired agents sKilled in lock- picking and a report to the Senate Watergate com- mittee said today. The CIA official who provided the information retired one day jafter the arrests of the Watergate Prepared at the direction of the committee Howard Baker the long-awaited report said the information contradicts public testimony by senior CIA officials that Hunt had no contact with the agency after Aug. 1971. That was the date en which the agency says it refused Hunt any further assistance for his undercover assignments for the White House. The Baker report raised have known in advance of both the June Watergate break-in and the Sept. 1971 burglary of the offices of Dr. Lewis the Los Angeles psychiatrist treating Pentagon Papers figure Daniel The Watergate committee has stopped all its investigations and the Baker report recommended that other Senate and House of Representatives committees continue the probe. But Sen. Ctnart rtnA Dum- resentative Lucien who headed separate committees which oversee the said they find the Baker report un- convincing. Watergate committee chairman Sam Ervin also has said reading the Baker report fails to convince him the CIA had anything to do with the break- ins or cover-up. The report questioned the official CIA account of the extent of the aid given to Hunt at the request of White House the sea as countries of the world seek to formulate a constitution of the oceans. Canada's Environment Minister Jack Davis was to outline today Ottawa's proposals governing codification and reform of the laws governing the world's oceans. Ottawa favors giving coastal sucl. as economic rights over a zone extending 200 miles offshore and a general agreement that countries should have complete sov- ereignty in the seas 12 miles off their shores. In the second week of a full summer's thousands of delegates from 148 countries participating in the United Nations sponsored are beginning to see a similarity in position speeches of most countries' you Classified .....18-22 Comics..................16 Comment District............15 Family 17 Local News...... Markets.......23 Sports...........10-12 Theatres .............7 TV.................. 6 Weather .............3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH WED. EVENING SHOWERS. No apologies to make TRAIL. BC -Strik- ing Cominco Ltd workers here and at Kimberley and Salmo are settling in for a a union spokesman said Monday Marvin McLean president of United Steelworkers of America Local 480. said his union is well prepared for the strike which began at mid- night Sunday night when workers left their jobs at the company's three Kootenay operations Local 480 represents about of the with the rest represented by Local 651 in Kimberley and Local 901 Salmo. Mr McLean said the main issues are welfare and pen- sions particularly the union demand that members be allowed to retire on full pen- sion after 30 years' service at age 55 company won't he said. keep piling more money on the table to try and buy the con- tract He said money although not are less contentious The company's last offer was a flat increase in the first year of a two-year with second-year in- creases open to with the right strike Under the a laborer's hourly rate would increase to 10 for the first and a tradesman's rate would increase to 00 Mr McLean said the negotiable second-year including the right to effectively constitute a cost- of-livmg which is one of the union demands He said the union demands are the same at Kimberley and although mine workers at Salmo are also demanding a bonus clause which is already in effect at Kimberley. Pickets have been up since midnight Sunday and there has been no trouble said Mr. the union is awaiting a provin- cial labor relations board hearing in Trail later this month to determine whether first-line supervisors are of- ficially classified as union members. At he about half of them are refus- ing to cross picket lines The orderly shutdown came after the union served 72-hour strike notice Thursday against the company's metallurgical and chemical plants. The deadline expired at the same time as the un- ion's two-year agreement with Cominco A company statement Mon- day said 450 staff members of the Association of Commercial and Technical have struck hi as have 110 at Kimberley. HAMILTON Labor Minister John responding to published reports linking riding organization with political patronage to some of the Liberal party said Monday he had no apologies to make on the subject. one can tell me that ev- eryone in the media and' politics isn't totally aware that nnlitiral of all persuasions lean toward their he said at-a news conference. Such leanings are a fact of political he said. course there's and ybu know and everyone knows it. Is it wrong to favor a past political supporter over someone else if the two have equal it he artrfftrt Soen and heard About town Accountant Dick Johnston filling a room with smoke to keep from relighting his short cigar and singeing his moustache Murray McLelland playing the part of wind-blown gardener who was rainaH Auf An tho wAOlronrl ;