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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i nc ut i tiuiy o associates charged with fraud LAS Nev. Billionaire Howard Hughes and three others have been charged with stock manipulation and fraud by a federal grand jury that made an about-face in 24 hours. The grand jury accused the tour men Tuesday of trying to force down the value of Air West stock in order to make it easier for Hughes to gain financial control of the legional airline. Now called Hughes Airwest. it was taken over by Hughes Dec. 31. 1968. Pasters entering hospital OTTAWA The last two of five original hunger strikers outside the Soviet em- bassy were scheduled to enter hospital today after 17 days. They are protesting the im- prisonment in Russia of Ukrainian historian Valentyn Moroz. But when 28-year-old Andriy Bandera and 26-year-old Lada both of enter hospiial. they will leave behind three new 22. and Mike 18. of Que.. and Joseph Woods. of joined the crusade Saturday- Mr. Bandera and Miss Hirny were entering hospital under orders of their who said he no longer would be responsible for their health if they did not. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL The charges are a stream- lined version of an indictment returned last Dec. 27 which was thrown out by a federal judge. He termed it worst case of criminal he had ever seen. When the charges were thrown out Jan. 30. the jury was given six months to return a new a time limit which expired at Tuesday night. The grand the same one that handed down the original charges had met Mon- day but returned no in- dictments. Indicted with Hughes Tues- day were Robert former head of Hughes' Nevada gaming Chester chief counsel tor Hughes's Summa and David Charnay. chairman of Four Star a Los Angeles movie production firm. Hank publisher of the Las Vegas and George a Las Vegas were named as unindicted co-conspirators. In Los Hughes spokesman Dick Hannah said in a telephone interview that no comment on the in- dictments will be made until lawyers have had a chance to read the jury's findings. The indictments apparently represented a change in justice department planning and settled a dispute between the department and Nevada United States Attorney V. DeVoe Heaton over whether Hughes was to be included in the new sources said. They said Heaton had been under pressure from top justice department officials not to include Hughes in any new indictments. Heaton declined comment on what led the jury to do an about-face. Justice department spokes- man John Hush told reporters in ''I acknowledge there was a professional disagreement between the career people in the justice department and the U.S. attorney which was sttled to our mutual satis- The four-count indictment charges the four men with stock wire fraud and aiding and abetting the alleg- ed wire fraud. Heaton said summonses will be prepared for re- ported to be living in the Ba- hamas. Ten charged in death of Lisbon politician LISBON Ten secret policemen of the former right-wing Portuguese government have been charged with murder in the slaying of opposition leader Humberto Delgado in Spain in 1965. The case completed Tuesday by the judiciary police charges that who ran against former Presi- dent Americo Thomaz in elections in was lured to what he thought was a rendezvous with anti-Fascist fighters at just across the border from Por- tugal. There he was met by three members of the Por- tuguese secret who shot him and his Arajor Moreira de and covered their bodies with acid and lime. The judiciary police ordered the 10 men tried by a military court. Seven are under arrest. Three are still being sought. Turks still holed up in old fort Cyprus The firing has stopped around the 12th-century Fam- agusta but the Turkish-Cypriots holed up in the walled city-within-a-city refuse to come out. we walk out of these we want to see that we will not be exter- News In brief Medicine man to prepare Indians for coming battle Ont. While donning warpaint to meet a noon deadline Indians occupying a town park held out hope for at least a temporary peace. Sixty-four armed Ojibwa Indians Tuesday night allowed reporters to enter their campsite in the park and watch ceremonial preparations for a possible battle with police today. The Indians were awaiting the arrival of a medicine man from the Northern Ontario White Fish Bay Reserve. He performs the main including the application of warpaint. The Indians have set a deadline of noon today if IMixon wants some tapes withheld from Jaworski WASHINGTON President Nixon's lawyers are planning to urge a federal judge to withhold parts of 20 surrendered Watergate tapes from special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Nixon's chief James St. said he expects to submit an index and analysis of the tapes to U.S. District Judge John Sirica today. St. Clair told reporters Tuesday that the extent of the claimed privilege is sig- The president's counsel re- sponded to questions after delivering to Sirica the first batch of 64 taped conver- sations subpoenaed by Jaworski. The Supreme Court last week upheld Sirica's order that Nixon relinquish the material for his private inspection to determine which parts should be delivered to Jaworski as evidence for the Watergate cover-up trial. After the 35-minute hearing St. Clair conceded that there may be at least one gap in the recorded conversa- tions. MIX or MATCH s TflAOE TFUDE UAf-K BIG in 40 f I. oz. bottles Plus refundable bottle deposit AT ALL PARTICIPATING DEALERS PURITY BOTTLING LTD. 2920 9th Ave. Alberta Distributor of Coca C Fanta and Sprite under contract with Coca-Cola Ltd. concrete results were not achieved on a long list of demands. After the they say they will take Tuesday leader Louis Cameron modified his stand to say that even if one of the demands was met the action would be postponed. But he indicated that whatever happened the Indians planned to remain in the park until it is turned over to them. Mr. Cameron added that any promises of government representatives would have to be backed by a legal document capable of standing up in a court of law. The centering on human rights include the appointment of Indian police and justices of the removal of a Kenora district judge and education of local officials in the ways of the native people. A total of 150 a figure which includes women and took over Anicinabe Park at midnight July 22 following a weekend Indian conference in a municipally-operated camp- ing facility. The occupiers said they have been receiving additional arms and ammunition daily and say they have ample supplies for a major skirmish. RCMP 6not involved' in Montreal bombing QUEBEC Justice Minister Jerome Choquette told the Quebec national assembly Tuesday that it is and to think that RCMP authorities would ever give the least acquiescence to policemen placing bombs at homes. Mr. Choquette made the statement in reply to a ques- tion by Robert Parti Quebecois house leader in the legislature. A spokesman for the minis- ter's office later announced Fire Commissioner Cyrille Delage will conduct an investigation into circum- stances surrounding a bomb blast early last Friday. Constable Robert a seven-year veteran of the currently is being held under police guard in hospital for questioning in connection with an incident outside the home of a supermarket execu- tive in suburban Montreal. A bomb which apparently exploded prematurely in the hands of the bomber partially damaged the back of the house near the patio at the residence of Melvyn Dobrin Friday morning. Police found a blood-stained glove with a finger missing and drops of blood near the home of the Steinberg's Ltd. president. Six hours Constable Samson was admitted to hospital suffering from burns to his face and chest. He said he received the in- juries when an automobile he was working on exploded. Mr. Burns began the ex- change in the legislature by asking Mr. Choquette if charges are going to be brought against the RCMP of- ficer and also asked for a character sketch of the policeman. Without directly answering the first Mr. Cho- quette replied that Montreal police have received no in- dication or element of proof which would lead to the conclusion that Mr. Samson was acting within his capacities as a member of the RCMP when and if he placed the bomb. If this was the case and he had placed the it would consist of extracurricular ac- tivities by the RCMP Mr. Choquette said. But the RCMP was not in- volved in any official he asserted. Alberta men drown SEATTLE Two Alberta men drowned Tues- day afternoon in Lake Washington. Police identified the victims as John of and Roy of Tangent. Police said the men were cousins visiting in Seattle. Police said the two men were diving off the front of an orange speedboat when one man failed to come up. His companion dove in to help him and didn't come up either. 86-niph winds rip through base a school in the old city. Other Turks in the old which has been the scene of many a siege since it was erected by the Lusignans in the 12th say they are less concerned about being at- tacked by the Greek-Cypriots manning machine-gun nests on the tall buildings in modern Famagusta than they are about supplies. have four major prob- of medicines for our shortages of green vegetables because our fields are all outside the garbage problems because we have nowhere to put and economic worries because all our animals are outside and are either dying or are being said one senior of- ficial. The United Nations Com- mand in Nicosia said UN con- voys took supplies to but the convoys were suspended Tuesday at Greek insistence because the Turks refused to let mercy supplies through to Greek-Cy- priots trapped in Turkish-held Kyrenia. Of the persons in the old are refugees from Turkish areas outside who fled when the Greek- Cypriots attacked their villages. Steps out PEKING Chinese premier Chou En-lai tonight appeared in public for the first time since he suf- fered a heart attack almost two months ago. The 76-year-old premier led an impressive lineup of polit- buro members attending a re- ception celebrating Army Day at Peking's Great Hall of the People. Winds gusting up to 86 miles an hour damaged overturned three light and felled trees at the Cana- dian Forces base here Tues- day evening. A spokesman at the located 10 miles north of Ed- said crews worked all right to remove trees and fallen telephone lines from the married quarters at the base. The which occurred shortly after 6 also dis- rupted power supplies. Damage estimates were not immediately available. Dispute halts CP B.C. freighters VANCOUVER A CP Rail spokesman said early to- day freight traffic along the company's main line in British Columbia has been halted by a book-off of engineers at B.C. Company spokesman Bob Ferguson said the workers began booking off work as un- fit but could not say how many men were involved. About 100 engineers work out of 175 miles northeast of he said. He said the men. members of the Canadian Brotherhood of Locomotive are protesting disciplinary action the company took against a fellow worker dismissed for disobeying a stop light while driving a train. Sask. oil bill trial bogs down REGINA Court of Queen's Bench proceedings on a challenge against Saskatchewan oil and gas legislation bogged down Tues- day in disputes over the ad- missibility of certain prosecu- tion evidence. Mr. Justice E. M. Hughes was expected to rule today on whether Canadian Industrial Gas and Oil Ltd. initiator of the may proceed with a series of key question of Dr. E. J. Hanson of an expert on petroleum industry economics and taxation. Elliott inquest adjourned LONDON An in- quest into the death of singer Cass Elliot was adjourned to- day until Monday. Coroner Gavin Thurston made the order after hearing formal evidence of identifica- tion and giving permission for Miss Elliot's body to be removed from Britain. Miss star of The Mamas and the Papas rock group which became popular in the mid-60s. was found dead in bc'd Monday. The 33-year-old star had just finished a successful series of concerts at the London Palla- dium Theatre. Her manager. Allan today formally identified her under her little-known name. Ellen Naomi Cohen. After the hearing Carr said the body will be flown to Los Angeles for a funeral service Fridav. Mammoth Chile trial ends SANTIAGO The largest trial in Chile's history has ended with death sentences for the former head of the state bank and three air force men. Prison sentences ranging from 300 days to life were also ordered Tuesday for 56 other alleged supporters of the late President Salvador Allende. Three defendants were ac- quitted. The court-martial jury of six air force officers sentenc- ed Carlos Col. Ernesto Galaz Guzman. Capt. Raul 31. and Sgt. Belarrnino 43. to death by firing squad. Lazo was convicted of treason and the air force men were convicted of treason and sedition. Ten of the 63 defendants were and the rest were air force officers or enlisted men The charges against them ranged from possesion of Marxist literature to high treason. Smith sweeps to election win SALISBURY Prime Minister Ian Smith's Rhodesian Front won its expected sweeping victory in the elections for a new parliament promising Rhodesia five more years of white-minority rule. Incomplete returns early today gave Smith's party 43 of the 50 seats reserved for whites. One black candidate was returned and another who was said to favor Smith's policies was elected. Results for the other six black seats were not in and eight more blacks will be chosen by the tribal electoral council. Flood toll rises in Bangladesh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least 105 persons are dead in 45 days of floods that have engulfed at least one- third of and another 55 are dead after a monsoon rain in Sri formerly authorities reported today. But unofficial reports put the toll in Bangladesh at 248 with more than 5.6 million acres of crops destroyed or damaged by flood waters. Officials in the Bangladesh capital of Dacca expressed fear over the possible worsen- ing of the flood situation when rain waters from India's northeast states hit. Two more prisoners Guerrilla's Moscow visit muted killed in jail riots PARIS Two more prisoners were killed during a riot in a French prison early and a rash of strikes by prison guards spread to Mul- giving impetus to re- forms in criminal court proce- dure proposed by Justice Minister Jean Lecanuet. About 200 prisoners at St. Martin-de-Re prison over- powered their civilian guards Tuesday night and gathered in the central courtyard where they tried to set fire to the century-old but military security forces launched an assault at dawn lodav anrl miplleH tho rim Officials said one of the dead was killed by fellow prisoners because he refused to take part in the rioting. The cause of death of the second was not given. They were the fifth and sixth fatalities in a French prison riot in two weeks. The guards at the Mulhouse prison were maintaining a skeleton service to provide food for the but riot police and military gen- darmes took over their securi- ty duties. Lecanuet's proposals were to be discussed at a cabinet mppfinfJ Inrlav THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Palestine guerrilla leader Yasir Arafat arrived in Moscow Tuesday but the welcome given him did not fulfil expectations in some quarters in the Middle East that he would be received as a chief of state. Arafat was welcomed by a low-level and the Soviet news did not even say he was on an official visit. Arafat went to the Soviet capital seeking support for an independent state of Palestine. It is a mission to Moscow he has made before without success. Vesco said receiving arms SAN Costa Rica The Costa Rican government ordered an investigation Tuesday into a report that weapons have been smuggled from the United States to Costa Rica for fugitive financier Robert and his aeenriatcc Hio public security board said. Vesco's business office in San Jose would not comment on which said U.S. government investigators had information that weapons and call girls were flown secretly to this Central American ;