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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, March News In brief No word from kidnappers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Randolph Hearst still is waiting for word from his daughter's kidnappers, although about persons now have received food in response to an initial demand of the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army About persons received bags Thursday containing frozen chicken, fresh fruit, vegetables and other items at 10 San Francisco Bay area distribution centres. "The food distribution ap- proximates what the SLA wanted and we're going to do all we can to keep our part of the said Hearst. He is president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner and chairman of Hearst Corp. The last word Hearst received from the SLA was eight days ago when the group demanded an additional million for food, and threatened to cut off all communications unless that amount was committed within 24 hours Senator, wins slander suit VANCOUVER (CP) Social Credit MLA James Chabot, former British Columbia labor minister, was ordered Thursday by the B.C. Supreme Court to pay in damages and costs arising from a slander suit brought by Senator Ed Lawson, vice president of the Teamsters Union. Mr. Lawson claimed he was slandered by Chabot in a provincial election campaign speech Aug. 21, 1972 in New Westminster. Chabot allegedly said Mr. Lawson was advocating that the Teamsters disobey any government back-to-work orders under the now defunct Mediation Commission Act. Mr. Lawson claimed the words disparaged him as a senator and as a vice president of the union. Oil sands 'given away' KITCHENER, Out. (CP) Alberta gave away the rights to the oil sands for 25 cents an acre. Mel Hurtig, Committee for an Independent Canada- chairman, said Thursday. Speaking to about 100 delegates at the Congress of Canadian Engineering Students, Mr. Hurtig compared the lease price to an acre which he said was paid by oil companies for rights to less productive coal shale lands in the western United States. Dissidents leaving Russia MOSCOW (Reuter) Dis- sident Soviet author Vladimir Maximov left today for Paris 16 days after the expulsion of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and may join him in permanent exile Maximov, 41, and his wife, Tatyana, 23, officially left on a one-year visit at the invitation of the French P.E.N. Qub, a group of writers. But trips by other dissidents to the West have ended in a withdrawal of citizenship, depriving them of the right to return home. Maximov was expelled from the official Writers' Union last August. Soviet dissident Pavel Litvi- noff, a grandson of Josef Stalin's foreign minister, has been given permission to leave the country, dissident sources said today. The sources said Litvinoff, 33, has been given an exit visa valid for one week to go to Is- rael. Litvinoff, a scientist, spent four years in Siberian exile for taking part in a 1968 protest on Moscow's Red Square against the invasion of Czechoslovakia. Walkout hamstrings Japan TOKYO (Reuter) Thou- sands of public employees de- fied the government today and held a 24-hour walkout to back demands for higher wages and the right to go on strike. A spokesman for the joint committee co-ordinating labor's spring wage drive estimated that government and private industry miners and employees of the state part in the strike. The government reported about 13 million persons were directly affected, most of them commuters hit by the' state rail stoppage. But private railways in urban centres continued to run. The state railway also ran some "student specials" to al- low students to sit for univer- sity entrance examinations to- day. Tokyo hotels were packed with students Thursday night. Postal, telephone and tele- graph services also were af- fected, but government minis- tries were open. Gandhi's party loses seats NEW DELHI (AP) Prime Indira Gandhi's governing Congress party won a narrow majority today in the assembly of India's largest state, losing scores of seats in the process. With four more results to be BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FHEE ESTIMATES COLLEGE declared, Mrs. Gandhi's party has 213 minimum required for a majority in the 425-member Uttar Pradesh legislature. Voters elected new legisla- tures in five states, but Uttar Pradesh was the only one in which Congress won a majority. In another major state, Ori- ssa. Congress emerged with a plurality and will be able to set up a government with help from the pro-Moscow Commu- nist party, under a Congress- Communist agreement. How loif has it ton SIMO yoi took the fmify ott for brukfist? Tht FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP INT. invites you lo Iheir MONTHLY FAMILY BREAKFAST SATURDAY. MARCH 2 I.M. tht El Rancho Motor featured quest tor this breaWast