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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 20, 1973 News in brief Safe conduct assured KUWAIT (Reuter) A young Palestinian guerrilla arrived here today from Athens after the Greek government gave a safe-conduct pass for the release of 17 hostages he had held in an Athens hotel. He was whisked away by Kuwait secur- ity men. A senior official of the inte- rior ministry and police officers met the Arab commando at the strongly-guarded airport and he was driven to an unknown desti- nation. Official sources of the Pales. tine Liberation Organization at the air port at 'the government's re- neither the FLO nor the commando group Al Fatah was involved in the case. Car price hike asked NEW YORK (Reuter) Ford and General Motors have an- nounced they plan to apply to the Cost of Living Council for approval to increase the prices of their 1974 models. Both companies mentioned in their statements Thursday the high cost of additional man- datory equipment required un- der United States government regulations. Industry observers said the applications will probaby be made within a week or two. The truck and car models come out in August and September. GM pointed out that 1974 models will be equipped with a costly new seat-and-sboulder- bsJt system with an ignition in- terlock, required by the govern- ment, plus new rear bumper systems. New consumer benefits OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment plans to unveil new programs to benefit consumers and producers at next week's meeting with western provincial leaders, Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Thursday. Speaking to reporters, he said the government has been work- ing on programs to improve conditions for consumers and producers but gave no details. Asked if these will be an- nounced at the conference next week in Calgary, Mr. Whelan replied: "I guess you could say that." Rusty bomb removed LACOLLE, Que. (CP) A rusty bomb was re- moved from the bottom of the nearby Richelieu River Thurs- day after being de-activated by Canadian Armed Forces person- nel from the St. Hubert, Que. base. About people living within a three-quarter-mile radius of the site were evac- uated during the operations. The 56-inch bomb, transported by helicopter to the CFB at Faroham, Que., will be studied to determine its condition and later destroyed. A spokesman said the bomb had no markings left on it and its origin may never be known. The device was discovered in the murky waters three weeks ago by members of a private skin diving club. Lacolle is 40 mites south of Montreal. Young Halifax Klondikers Michael Snow, 2, and Coralee Cole, 18 months, both of Halifax, aren't even old enough to read about the Klondike gold rush, fcut that didn't stop them from dress- ing up in 1890's clothing to help celebrate Edmonton's Klondike Days. Bread prices will rise while gov't makes dough Lawyer seeks dual bail MONTREAL (CP) Lawyer Robert Lemieux, jailed Tuesday for contempt of court, returns to court today to seek bail for himself and his client, Jacques Hose. Both men have filed no- tices they will appeal their con- victions. Lemieux was sentenced Tues- day to 30 months in prison after Mr. Justice Guy Mathieu of Court of Queen's Bench found him guilty of nine counts of con- tempt of court during the Rose trial. Rose was convicted of being an accessory after the fact of the October, 1970, kidnap of Pierre Laporte. He is to be sen. tenced Tuesday. Libyans march on Egypt CAIRO (Reuter) A group of Egyptian notables left here Thursday for the resort city of Mersa Metruh to welcome thou- sands of Libyans marching to demand the immediate merger of Libya and Egypt. The Egyptians have told the Libyans they will not be allowed to advance farther than the resort town, 80 miles inside Egypt, but that 100 selected marchers would be permitted to hand over a document, reported to have been written in blood, to President Anwar Sadat. No vote on contract CALGARY (CP) The 800 non professional workers at the General Hospital decided Thursday not to vote on a con- tract offer because it might harm toe position of similar on strike against the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. Art Roberts, of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 8, said a vote could be used as a lever against the 1.030 members of Local 41 in Ed- monton who walked out more than a month ago seeking higher wages. The workers in Calgary, ne- gotiating for more than six months, have rejected a con- ciliation board report but have net taken a strike vote although their contract has expired. Mermaid marred by paint COPENHAGEN (AP) Someone splashed red paint over the head and breast of Copenhagen's famous Little Mermaid statue at the Langelinie Promenade. The statue, one of Cop- enhagen's main tourist at- tractions, frequently comes under attack of vandals splashing paint over her, or more dressing her up with bra, hat or other clothes. Some years ago vandals sawed off her bead, and she bad to be equipped with an- other head. The original head has nsver been dis- ccvered. NATIONAL COURTESY CARD' LEASING mo'or venitft on Mck of vat i- Cird 1uM9 (ram Fora AuinonzM Letter (nimca n wou'9 trtnr courttnr