Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2- THE LETHBRIDGE May News in brief Jewel thieves pursued LONDON (AP) Three armed men blasted a display window in a jewelry shop in New Bond Street with a shotgun today, grabbed worth of gems and fled through some of central London's most famous shopping streets as police pur- sued them. The police said they believed they had the gunmen cornered in an underground parking lot near Hyde Park. "There could be a one policeman at the scene said. One raider hit a doorman over the head with a shotgun barrel as the three burst into the firm of S. J. Phillips. Em- ployees said the gunmen fired a shot into the ceiling and three more into a display window, snatched three trays of jewels and fled by car. Abortion law approved BONN (Reuter) The Bun- destag (lower house; today approved a law to legalize abortion tor women in the first three months of pregnancy. A majority of 249 votes was constitutionally required to overrule last Friday's rejection of it by the Bundesrat (upper house) where the opposition Christian Democrats hold a majority. Today's vote was 260 to 218. The law will allow West German women to charge the costs of abortion to national health insurance and enable men and women to have themselves sterilized free of charge. It comes into force when it has been signed by the presi- dent. 40 answer meat charges ATHENS (AP) Forty per- sons, including a member of the colonels' junta that ended democracy in Greece seven years ago, went on trial before a military court today on charges of embezzling million by creating an artificial meat shortage. The indictment said the de- fendants created the shortage between 1971 and 1973, during the regime of ousted dictator George Papadopoulos, then imported large quantities of meat of doubtful quality and sold it at exorbitant prices. The government says the racket cost it million in foreign exchange, most of which wound up in Swiss bank accounts. 'Doomsday' warning at Expo NAIROBI (Reuter) Man- kind must face the fact that doomsday is even it continues on its present course, Maurice Strong, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program said today. "The reaction to the world community to the energy crisis seems to be pushing us faster along the same self- destructive patterns of growth which caused our environmental problems in the first he said in a speech to mark the second anniversary of World Environment Day. The address is being deliv- ered at Expo 74 in Spokane, Wash. Strong said our real dilemma is that "our whole our industrial is geared to a set of automatic, habitual responses that are inherently self-defeating: more production, more growth, more everything." Unemployment charge dismissed EDMONTON (CP) Four charges that the former manager of a local bus company counselled employees to violate the Unemployment Insurance Act were dismissed Tuesday. Provincial Court Judge Carl Rolf said there was insufficient evidence against Roy Pawluk, former manager of HHH School Bus Ltd. An additional 28 charges of counselling employees to make false statements in relation to claims for unemployment were remanded. The charges claim part- time drivers employed by the company were advised to falsify applications and returns so they could icceive unemployment insurance benefits while working. Indian school voice sought EDMONTON (CP) Indians should have automatic representation on Alberta school boards in districts where 10 per cent of the students live on Indian Reserves. Bill Purdy (PC Stony Plain) said Tuesday. Mr. Purdy introduced a private member's bill in the legislature that would amend the school act to allow the BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. 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His wife Margaret called him a beautiful, shy, modest guy before a Liberal election rally in West Vancouver, B.C., attended by about persons. In Montreal, Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said the Trudeau government has proved again it is an "arrogant spoiler, bent on getting its own way at any cost." Margaret Trudeau said of her husband: "Often he's thought of as being very arrogant. Well, in my years of marriage to him, I've never once seen him arrogant." At a rally attended by about 2.000 in Montreal St-Marie, Mr. Stanfield said the Liberal government is the most reactionary in the history of Canada. He also said a Conservative government would pay the old age pension to both husband and wife once the breadwinner of the family reaches age 65. He added that the other spouse must be at least aged 50. It is the first time during the election campaign that Mr. Stanfield has mentioned this Conservative policy. Meanwhile, the leaders of the other two parties in the Ethiopian release lifts hope NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) The release of a Canadian pilot by Ethiopian guerrillas has led to hopes that several other North Americans being held hostage by the guerrillas may soon be released, sources in the Ethiopian capital said today. Grant Wyatt. 30. of Calgary, was released by members of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) in the northern Ethiopian city of Asamara Tuesday. Diplomats in Addis Ababa reached from here by telephone said Wyatt reported that he received good treatment while in guerrilla hands. The guerrillas are believed, sources said, to have mistaken the helicopter of the oilmen for an Ethiopian government aircraft. The guerrillas are still hold- ing Wyatt's helicopter. Informed sources in Addis Ababa said they have reason to beJieve that none of the cap- tives has come to harm so far. 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