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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, June 7, 1974 News in brief Patty Hearst indicted Opposition blasts Grit home help plan SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The FBI hunted fugitive heiress Patricia Hearst today as a suspected bank robber following her indictment in the April holdup of a San Francisco bank by the Symbionese Liberation Army The armed-robbery in- dictment returned by a federal grand jury Thursday in U.S. district court changed Miss Hearst's status in the April 15 holdup to suspected felony from material witness. In addition to the robbery count, Miss Hearst, 20, was charged with use of firearms in the Hibernia Bank branch robbery. The two charges carry a combined maximum prison sentence of 35 years. Abrams' lung removed WASHINGTON (AP) Army surgeons removed Gen. Creighton Abrams' cancerous left lung in a four-hour operation Thursday. "All visible evidence of the malignancy has been re- moved." an army spokesman said. Abrams, the army chief of staff, entered Walter Reed Army Medical Centre May 23. Army Secretary Howard Callaway said earlier Thursday he hoped Abrams, 59, could return to his duties in five or six weeks. Canadians shot at in Zambia LUSAKA. Zambia (CP-AP) A car driven by a young Canadian woman was shot at as it approached a police roadblock at high speed, a spokesman for the Zambian home office said today. The Canadian woman, identified by the Canadian external affairs department in Ottawa as Linda Brooker of Toronto, was not injured. But her companion, Dutch schoolteacher Christina Meijerink, was shot in the lower left leg. The Zambian spokesman said the incident occurred May 31 as the women's car approached a roadblock at the town of Monze, 93 miles south of Lusaka. It was manned by police searching for armed bandits who robbed gov- ernment offices the previous night. Supporters getting priority QUEBEC (CP) Montreal postal workers will give priority to letters which bear slogans indicating support for their union's campaign against the Canadian postal code, a spokesman said Thursday. Marcel Perreault, president of the Montreal local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers said "we will take all means to give more rapid service to those who suppport us in this campaign." "We will give priority to people who paste a sticker on their letter or write in the message 'boycott the postal he said. Idi's wrath subsides NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) President Idi Amin's threat of drastic steps against Britons living in Uganda appears to have receded following his meeting with James Hennessy, acting British high commissioner, a spokesman for the high commission in Kampala said today. An appointment for Hennessv to receive a dressing down from President Amin today now appears to have been called off, the spokesman said. "There is now no further mention of the 5 p.m. meeting and Radio Kampala has ceased to mention the 'drastic steps' it was threatening the spokesman told Reuters news agency in Nairobi by telephone. Troop cuts rejected WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate, agreeing with the Nixon administration, rejected two proposals Thursday to force United States troop reductions overseas. An amendment by Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield to reduce the approximately overseas ground troops and airmen by over the next 18 months was defeated 46 to 44. Mansfield's original proposal to cut overseas forces by failed by 64 to 35. The majority supported the position of State Secretary Henry Kissinger, who told the Senate earlier that reductions now may undermine negotia- tions with the Soviet Union for mutual reductions in Europe and jeopardize efforts for a permanent peace in Asia. New NATO declaration seen i BRUSSELS (Reuter) It is almost certain that a new dec- laration of Atlantic principles will be signed by NATO foreign ministers in Ottawa June 18-19. well-informed sources said today. NATO ambassadors met at alliance headquarters in Brus- sels today to put the finishing touches to the declaration, more than a year after the idea was first mentioned by United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger. Dick sought test for WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon considered giving lie-detector tests to several hundred thousand federal employees during a 3971 hunt for security leaks, says a House of Representatives judiciary committee source. In a taped presidential con- versation heard by the com- mittee Thursday. Nixon is re- ported to have discussed giving the tests to all BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE 1 NDP's action central New Democrat Bessie Annand officially open- ed her campaign headquarters for the July 8 federal electio.n Thursday night. Headquarters for the NDP candidate in the Lethbridge constituency are Some rail lines will be spared SASKATOON (CP) Canadian National Railways President Robert Bandeen said Thursday the railway has no intention of abandoning all the rural Prairie rail lines it has applied to give-up, but he refused to say which lines would be abandoned. Mr. Bandeen, interviewed here during a cross-Canada tour, said a study should be undertaken to determine other methods of moving grain, including truck transportation. "Until that's all put together and a pattern emerges, I can't really tell you how many we hope to said Mr. Bandeen "The present situation is that most of our light-destiny lines are non-economic and because the national transportation act requires you to apply abandonment of them all. "We don't have any Another terrorist employees with a security classification, estimated then to be 300.000. Advised such a step would result in mass resignations, he finally ordered the tests for about 1.000 employees in the state and defence departments, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, said the source. There is no evidence they were ever administered. The source quoted Nixon as saying about the polygraph tests: "I don't know much about these things, but it scares the (expletive deleted) out of them." The University of Alberta Evening Credit Program TEXTILE DESIGN with proftMor in cherge Carol RMd To be held at the Univaralty of Lethbridffe September 13th to December 7th en Alternate contact Donna Thacfcer, 1410 20th St. M. Lethbridge, 32S-8350 starving LONDON (AP) The Irish Republican Army said today another Irish hunger striker in a British prison is near death. One Irish prisoner. Michael Gaughan. died Monday night after a 64-day fast and an at- tack of pneumonia. IRA spokesman Brendon Magill said Frank Stagg. who stopped eating the same time as Gaughan. "is in the same state as Michael was last week, and if something is not done he will be dead by the weekend." Stagg. 31, serving 10 years for conspiracy to organize an IRA unit, is one of five IRA members on hunger strikes in prisons in Britain. intention of abandoning all the ones that are currently being subsidized. I don't think you'd have a rational system left if you did that." Liberal ML As called 'rednecks' VICTORIA (CP) Hecklers in government benches called two Liberal MLAs rednecks and Archie Bunkers Thursday night as they made speeches in the legislature accusing the government of failure to back policemen in the province at a time when Vancouver is considered "the crime capital of Canada." During second reading debate of the proposed Police Act. Allan Williams (L Vancouver-Point Grey) said policemen are expected to go out every day to face the risks of getting their "can beaten off by some crook or shot at by some hood." Mr. Williams said already policemen are subject to the discipline of their own forces. "And now they are going to be subjected to the discipline of local committees of bleeding hearts. "You can certainly see that happening in the city of Vancouver." Mr. Williams said, adding that he was proud to make a law-and-order speech in opposing the act. which would establish a general three-man provincial police commission. The legislature gave approval in principle to the bill by a vote of 31-to-14, with Garde Gardom