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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD July News In brief Franco won't get surgery MADRID Doc- tors have decided not to operate on Francisco the 81-year-old Spanish head of state who has been in hospital almost two weeks. A medical bulletin issued late Sunday night by doctors attending him said there was no need to alter the treatment he is getting. He entered the hospital July 9 with of the veins in the last Fri- day had a during which he vomited blood. Vietnamese troops killed SAIGON More than 500 South Vietnamese troops are wounded or unac- counted for in heavy fighting southwest of Da Nang that continued today for the fourth field reports say. Heavy civilian casualties also were and the government said its air force killed more than 200 North Vietnemese in the fighting around Due a district town 20 miles southwest of Da Nang. The town was reported almost isolated and can be supplied only by air. Death sentences commuted Mont. The Montana Supreme Court Friday commuted the death sentences of two convicted declaring the state's death penalty uncon- stitutional. The court converted the sentences of Wallace Rhodes and James Shields to life im- prisonment. 'Egyptian coup averted' BEIRUT The Leba- nese newspaper Beirut says Egyptian President Anwar Sa- dat averted a coup aitempt last week. The newspaper says Sadat ordered the arrest of people in in Cairo after the coup attempt. The paper gives no further details on the alleged coup at- and Egyptian sources here describe the report as Ford for N.J. Vice-President Gerald Ford has emerged as the leader among Republicans and independents for the 1976 Republican party's presiden- tial the latest gallup poll says The survey indicates that Ford's appeal has grown since earlier this when he and other prominent Republicans were in close contention for the lead. Miss Universe named MANILA Miss Amparo 20. a five-foot-eight chestnut-haired beauty from Malaga today was named Miss Universe of 1974 The new Miss Universe sob- bed as she walked down the runway of the Folk Arts Theatre before the per- sons attending the pageant and a world television audience estimated to be in the millions. Irish kill ex-soldier BELFAST The Irish Republican Army says it kill- ed a former British soldier who settled in Northern Ireland and married an Irish girl two weeks ago. The hooded body of Brian was found Sunday in an empty house in Belfast. He had been shot twice in the head. Ironworkers accept offer VANCOUVER Ironworkers in British Colum- bia and the Yukon voted Saturday to accept a hour increase over two years in a new contract with Construction Labor Relations Associaton. Accidents kill 3 in B.C. By The CANADIAN PRESS At least three persons died in accidents in British Colum- bia during the weekend from 6 p m Friday until midnight Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Rene Van Turn Hout of Vernon died late Friday in a three-car crash in Vernon. Bernadette Lucille Full of Edmonton was killed Friday evening in a two-car crash 23 miles east of Revelstoke. Typhoon hits Philippines MANILA rescue officials reported at least nine persons dead and 11 injured as the Philippines cleaned up tcday from Typhoon Ivy. The officials said damage to crops and property was heavy but gave no figures. Four shot in Montreal MONTREAL Four men were killed in three sepa- rate shooting incidents during the police say. A man shot in suburban Ville d'Anjou Sunday night has been identified as Jean-Pierre police said. Two men are being held in con- nection with the incident. Earlier two hooded men burst into a nightclub in the city's east end and killed Jacques and Jean- Claude both of while they sat at a table. Both men died in hospital. The first shooting occurred Saturday night when Adamo of was shot by two masked men as he left a nightclub. Interior lumber firms turn down settlement KELOWNA Negotiators for souther interior members of the Inter- national Woodworkers of America said Saturday that employers' representatives have rejected proposals for agreement worked out by provincial labor department officials. Sonny president of the IWA Kamloops and Wyman spokesman for the negotiating said the union has set a strike deadline of noon Copper workers return to jobs Mangled A laskan Highway rivers cut road into pieces Floods extend holidays for stranded tourists MUNCHO B.C. Two stranded campers were flown off the flood-mangled Alaska Highway Sunday to Fort Nelson. ByC. for medical The two both about were flown out by a twin- engine Navajo one of a number of aircraft which had brought food to people camped along the highway. One of the girls was believed suffering from appendicitis and the other had kidney problems. Torrential rains and late- melting snow caused washouts and rockslides last week along the highway in a number of sec- tions and washed out a few stranding hundreds of tourists in northeastern British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Most of those stranded are located in this small highway community. RCMP said late Sunday that northbound travellers were expected to leave here in an RCMP-guided convoy although southbound travellers would have to stay put until Thursday at the earliest. Gunter owner of a lodge at this community 100 miles south of the said Sunday the stranded travellers hav- ing a ball weather is peo- ple are fishing and sun- some are coming in with he said. got no beer but there's still lots of Although the visitors were enjoying Mr. Tauers said he is losing money daily and has laid off eight of his 14 employees and has shut down his gas station. daily take is down about to he said. Most of the people here are camping it's a regular tent city and they have free food flown in and they don't buy gas because there is nowhere to drive to. have a three-month tourist season this is going to make it very rough on Murray ad- ministrator for the Prince George zone provincial emergency measures said Sunday crews were working 24 hours a day to repair the Muncho Lake- Fort Nelson stretch of the highway. He said about 130 workers from the federal department of public works and from Fort Nelson construction com- panies had repaired about 150 miles of damaged with about 20 miles left to be done. The bridge at Racing about 40 miles south of Muncho Lake also needed repairs. ASSOCIATED PRESS About employees of the Kennecott Copper Co. have returned to ending a weeklong strike against the largest copper producer in the United States. But walkouts continued at other copper companies. And Tanzanian 'spies' arrested KAMPALA The Ugandan government today reported the arrest of more Tanzanian including one captured in Kampala. The government radio said one Tanzanian was shot by Ugandan soldiers and is in serious condition. Reliable sources said about Ugandan troops are in positions along the 100-mile border with Tanzania. No fighting was reported. President Idi Amin of Uganda has accused Tanzania and Zambia of sending spies and assassins to kill him and of plotting an invasion to restore former president Milton Obote to power. Ugandan forces moved to the border last and the government said that Tanza- nian troops and exiled Ugan- dans were massing on the other side in preparation for an invasion. negotiators reported few developments in other labor disputes involving airline bus professional football players and thousands of other workers. Kennecott said the last re- maining locals of the United Steelworkers of America voted Sunday night to ratify a tentative agreement reached last Monday with the firm. approximately employees still manned picket lines at facilities of Phelps Dodge Magma Copper and American Smelting and Refining Co. as talks remained in temporary recess. In National Football League owners refused to even talk with the striking Players' Association until the union revises its contract demands. National Airlines planes re- mained grounded while talks continued in Washington be- tween the airline and the un- ion representing striking mechanics. The week-long dispute has kept employees off the job. Wednesday for about members in the southern interior. Mr. said the union com- mittee is prepared to negotiate whenever employers are prepared to. He said the proposals were made after Deputy Labor Minister Jim Associate Deputy Jim Kin- naird and mediator Charles Stewart met Saturday with both sides in the dispute. Mr. Alexandre said the ma- jor disagreement was the in- dustry proposal on sawmill which he said would leave wages below those received by coastal woodworkers if the union were to accept. He also said the union wants a number of workers employed by logging contrac- tors and sub-contractors not in the collective agreement to join it Most of the southern interior workers have remain- ed on the job during although there have been sporadic slowdowns and shutdowns. Mike president of the Interior Forest Labor Relations said the industry cannot agree to the union suggestion that employees of logging contrac- tors be brought into the collec- tive agreement. Mr. Davidson said the labor relations of the logging com- panies is none of his organization's business. And he denied that wages for sawmill workers are keep- ing the two sides as Mr. Alexandre said. plight should be public' Impeachment committee to vote on TV coverage WASHINGTON The House of Representatives judiciary committee is pre- paring to vote on whether its impeachment debate should be televised. The debate begins Wednes- day and may last into next week. A change in House rules would be needed to allow the television cameras into com- mittee and a resolu- tion proposing the change is scheduled for House action shortly before the committee meets this afternoon. At an earlier closed the committee will receive a brief of arguments against im- peachment presented by Sam newly designated by the Republican committee members as their minority counsel. Albert who had held that position from the start of the while Garrison served as his will re- main on the staff as associate counsel working under special counsel John Doar. 6Other presidents sinned like Nixon' Trade In Your OLD WIG and SAVE I ON THE PURCHASE OF ANY NEW WIG Your Trade In Is Acceptable Regardless of Condition or Age MERLE noRmnn cosmEiic BOUTIQUE Wigs Psrfjmes College Mall All Final No Exchanges No WASHINGTON One of President Nixon's staunchest supporters said Sunday night that Nixon has not done anything not done by other United States presidents. Discussing the accusation of Thieves get bag of money Ohio A 60-year-old cleaning woman told Cleveland police that four women held her up and robbed her of to in cash which she was carrying in a shopping bag. Ella Patzold told police one of the women pointed a gun at her and another struck her on the head as she left work in downtown Cleveland early Friday. Mrs. Patzold said she was carrying her life savings in the shopping bag and she wasn't certain of the amount because ''I haven't counted it in a long She said she didn't keep the money in a bank because she didn't want to pay taxes on the interest it would draw. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PhOM 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL abuse of power in a proposed article of Rabbi Baruch Korff among Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lin- coln as having violated civil rights of Americans while they were in office. Korff spoke at a news conference at which he an- nounced a three-day fast of his followers beginning today. He said participants will pray and meditate their on the Capitol steps. president of the Na- tional Citizens' Committee for Fairness to the said there were no impeach- ment moves when Roosevelt sent Japanese-Americans to detention camps during the Second World War nor when Lincoln instituted conscrip- tion during the American Civil War. He said both were violations of civil rights. Nixon is accused in a pro- posed article of impeachment of pattern of massive and persistent abuse of power for political in the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist in California. Korff is being attacked by par- tisan men building their own careers on the ashes of other Vigil participants will take no water or medication for the three days and will as much as they can sitting in a position of nn Canitnl Jenner made it clear from the start of the proceedings that he regarded himself as working for the not the and they have repeatedly turned to Garrison when they felt the need for partisan services. The Republicans' patience with a prominent Chicago snapped last week when Jenner endorsed Doar's conclusion that Nixon abused his powers of office and should be impeached. Garrison who served as an aide to former vice-president Spiro Agnew before coming to the has been ask- ed by the Republicans to rebut the case for impeachment presented by Doar and Jenner. Former senator dies Ore. Former United States Senator Wayne one of the first members of Congress to speak out against U.S. in- volvement in died today. Ont. -The national field director of the American Indian Movement says the organization should be trying to make the public Aussie says he saw shooting Australia A former Australian soldier claimed Saturday that he and five other Australians watch- ed New Zealand troops kill six American soldiers in South Vietnam. He made his allegation in an interview with the Sydney Sunday Telegraph. It followed an anonymous statement last week in a radio talk show in New Zealand from one of the New Zealanders allegedly involved in the shooting. The New Zealand defence department has begun a top- level investigation into the claim which it says it believes is genuine. The anonymous New Zea- lander said that he and three others shot and killed the six Americans they found raping and torturing Vietnamese vil- lagers. The Australian soldier said he and the five other Australians were on a jungle patrol when they heard the gunfire. He said hidden by they watched the New Zealanders and the Americans firing at each other. aware of the plight of the In- dian in North America. Dennis an Indian leader who was at Wounded S.D. last made the statement to about 300 people attending the Ojibway national conference held in this northwestern Ontario town. Mr. Banks told the weekend gathering that he does not want to resort to violence now but the Indian's problems must be dealt with thoroughly before positive results can be realized The held at Anicmabe Park about two miles from the downtown was called in part to help instill a sense of purpose and self-respect among Indian people. Tourist alert VANCOUVER Sun- day's tourist alert issed by the RCMP. Following are re- quested to contact the nearest RCMP detachment for an urgent personal 1. Mr. and Mrs. William or Robert B 2. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Los 3. Joey 4. Larry Kamlopps. 5. Mr. J. F. West 6. Garry 7. Cecile and Marie 8. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald 9. Joanne Portage La Man. Armstrong first on moon for 'technical WASHINGTON Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong said Saturday he recommended for technical reasons that he be the first on the moon and denied deliberately bumping Edwin Aldrin out of that honor. The third Apollo 11 crew Michael writes in a book to be publish- ed next month that Armstrong exercised his commander's prerogative to step out first after early flight plans gave that assignment to Aldrin. Collins says in Carry- ing The An Astronaut's miffed Aldrin and led to one major pre-flight flareup between the two moon-walkers. On the fifth anniversary of the historic the three astronauts held a news conference Saturday and par- ticipated in a public ceremony. Asked about Collins' Armstrong said he hadn't read the book. But after con- siderable he it was determined that it was easier for the commander to leave the lunar module first because he was in the. left- hand seat near the hatch. He said the decision for the commander to emerge first was made by NASA officials. Collins did not mean to imply in my book that there was anything abnormal about the reversal. It was a normal thing and made the best In the to be published Aug. Collins Buzz never came out and said it in so many I think his basic beef was that Neil was going to be first to set foot on the moon. This had been decided in and Buzz's attitude took a noticeable turn in the direction of gloom and introspection shortly Asked about this Aldrin ducked the question with this quick do what my boss tells me ;