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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Monday, March News In brief Russell wins literary award Young Arab hijackers threaten attacks on other aircraft EDMONTON (CP) Andy Russell, a 59-year-old author living near Waterton Lakes National Park, has won the provincial government award for the best non-fiction book of the year by an Alberta writer, it was announced during the weekend. Mr. Russell's book, in the High Country, deals with the bighorn sheep in the province's foothills. The award, issued for the first time this year, was instituted by the literary arts branch of the provincial government. The judges in the competition also had special praise for two other entries: Sitting Bull, by Lt.-Gov. Grant MacEwan and According to Hakluyt by Delbert Young, of Edmonton. From AP-REUTER AMSTERDAM (CP) Two young Arabs who hijacked a British airliner ar.u surrendered say their group plans to attack other British and United States planes because the countries supported Israel in the October war. The Arabs surrendered peacefully to Dutch police Sunday after releasing the 92 passen- gers and 10 crew members of the hijacked British VC-10, drenching the inside of the million jet with the plane's liquor supply and then setting it afire on a runway at Schiphol Airport. Two persons received minor injuries sliding out of the plane, Dutch authorities reported. The aircraft was destroyed. A Dutch civil aviation official said the hijackers made no demands when they surrendered but said in broken English they had to "take action." "We had no alternative. Politics amounts to nothing The official said the pair were armed with small Czecho pistols but were persuaded to unload them and hand over the ammunition. LIVED IN JORDAN Maj. Erik Gerritsen, head of the Dutch state police at the airport, said the men identified themselves only as Abu Said and Abu Ali. One of them told a Dutch official he lived on the West Bank of the Jordan river until Israel occupied the area in the 1967 war, but they would give no more information about themselves. The Palestine Liberation Organization, which unites the major Palestine guerrilla groups, disclaimed any connection with the hijacking and denounced such operations. The plane was on a flight from Bombay to London, and the two hijackers were believed to be among 25 passengers who boarded in Beirut. They took over the airliner 90 minutes later while it was over Yugoslavia. Break, enter artist chilly CALGARY (CP) Naked came the intruder but only the second time Earl Gosselm awoke at a m Sunday to find a strange man in his house. He chased the intruder away but minutes later found the intruder returned, this time stark naked Mr Gosselm again chased him out and called the police who picked up the chilly break and enter artist a few blocks away. Action on Iraqi border TEHRAN (Reuter) Iraqi artillery opened fire on several Iranian border posts today, the government-owned PARS news agency reported. The news agency said border posts in the Ghasr- Shinn area were shelled. Iranian border guards re- turned the fire. There have been no reports of casualties, the news agency reported. Guerrillas seize stations SAN SALVADOR (Reuter) Left-wing guerrillas seized two radio stations here Sunday and broadcast a call to the people of El Salvador to rise up in arms against the government of President Arturo Molina, police said. The guerrillas burst into the two commercial stations in the early morning, broadcast their taped message and fled. Japanese protest inflation TOKYO (AP) About 149.000 workers and housewives staged anti- inflation rallies throughout Japan Sunday. Protesters in Tokyo adopted resolutions calling for joint struggles against inflation, Prime Minister Kakuei Tan- aka's government and "corrupt business practices by big enterprises." The Tokyo consumer price index in February recorded a 24 per cent increase over February 1973. million in jewels stolen TURIN, Italy (Reuter) Two armed men held up an airport freight; office today and escaped with diamonds worth between million and 5 million, police said. The two masked men, armed with pistols, burst into the building and tied up an em- ployee working there. Then they forced a second worker to open two safes Con- taining valuables in transit at the airport. They took about 30 bags con- taining diamonds and some other jewels and fled in a sports car, police said. Hussein to meet Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) King Hussein of Jordan will meet with President Nixon on March 12 at the White House, officials announced Sunday. The announcement said the king and the president dis- cuss "the Middle East situation and other matters of mutual concern." Egypt calls for oil conference CAIRO (Reuter) Egypt has asked for an Arab oil ministers' conference to be convened 111 Tripoli, Libya, March 10. Petroleum Minister Ezzeddin Hilal announced Sunday. The conference will discuss, among other things, the ques- tion of lifting the oil embargo on the United States. IKA may have taken painting LONDON (AP) Scotland Yard said Sunday it is making inquiries into a claim that Jan Vermeer's masterpiece The Guitar Player was stolen by Irish Republican Army (IRA) guerrillas. The claim was made by a Hey Mom! How About Our BIRTHDAY PICTURES? KWIK KOLOR COLLEGE MALL PnoM327-4M4 "Same Day Service on your Color Pictures" KWIK KOLOft MHWCf man with an Irish accent who telephoned the secretary of the deputy leader of the Greater London Council, which owns the painting. The man said the painting, said to be worth million, would be returned if eight IRA guerrillas jailed in England are -transferred to jails in Northern Ireland. The home office, which is responsible for prisoners, refused to comment. It has given no indication it would consider moving the Irish prisoners. The painting was stolen last week from a London museum. Starvation OSLO (Reuter) More than one-quarter of the four million persons in the sub- Sahara country of Niger are dying of starvation, a Norwegian Red Cross official said today. And another one million we badly hit by the continuing drought and famine which has crippled the belt of West Afri- can countries just south of the Sahara, be said. Arnulf Tjugen, who repre- sented the Red Cross in Nia- mey, capital of Niger, said many of the people suffering are from the Tuareger tribe, whose livelihood was based on cattle-breeding. Last year their cattle died because of the drought. This year the people were dying, be said. "The day before I left Nia- mey I received a report that 15.000 people bad died ffl one be said. Blakeney says hard to avoid Ottawa collision REGINA (CP) The Saskatchewan government never intended "to get into a collision course with the federal government" on the subject of oil, Premier Allan Blakeney said Saturday night. But he indicated the federal energy policy, which he said has undergone numerous changes during the last few months, has made it difficult for the province to stay off such a course. Mr. Blakeney told a convention of Saskatchewan Young New Democrats that Federal Energy Minister Donald Macdonald's recent speech dealing with oil was "an incomprehensible mishmash." He said the province is trying to sort out the federal policy, and Insulator Grammy award winners Singer Roberta Flack holds the Grammy award won by her record, "Killing Me Softly With His at the 16th annual Grammy Awards night in Los Angeles Saturday. Her ballad was named record of the year and she was named best female pop per- former of the year. Blind rhythm and blues musician Stevie Wonder won four Grammies. plant Sirica studying jury report on Watergate WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge is studying a sealed grand jury report on the Watergate cover-up and preparing to decide whether to give it to the House of Representatives im- peachment inquiry and also to make it public. U.S. District Judge John Si- rica may decide today what action to take on the 50- paragraph report said to contain the grand jury's findings on possible pres- idential involvement in the cover-up. Meanwhile, two other Watergate grand juries were moving toward completion of their investigations. Sources said indictments in the White House plumbers case may be returned by the middle of the week. Egil Krogh, former director of the special investigations unit dubbed the plumbers, al- ready has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the civil rights of Dr. Lewis Fielding, the Beverly Hills psychiatrist whose office was burgled in 1971 in an effort to obtain information about Daniel Ellsberg. Krogh is serving a six-month prison sentence and is co-operating with the prosecutors. Former presidential aide John Ehrlichman, Krogh's boss, rejected an offer to plead guilty to the same charge and cooperate. Special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski originally had hoped to see most of those investigations completed by the end of February. Excavation contract irks Notley FAIRVIEW The Alberta government has made a mockery of its policy of increased opportunities for rural residents, Grant Notley, provincial New Democratic Party leader, said Sunday. In a prepared statement, Mr. Notley said the government awarded the excavation contract for a Clear Hills iron ore research project to an Edmonton firm without giving Peace River district contractors a chance to bid. Catholic, Lutheran team forecasts rapprochement on papal primacy issue NEW YORK (AP) A team of Roman Catholic and Lutheran theologians say it sees "possibilities of rapprochement" on an issue which divided their churches in the 16th-century Protestant reformation, the issue of papal primacy. The theologians say it "need not be a barrier to reconciliation" any longer. They envisage a renewed papal office "committed to Christian freedom" and serving "a larger communion" both of Catholics and others, including Lutheran churches, which would remain self-governing within it In a 5.000-word report issued Sunday, the scholars representing the U.S. Catholic bishops and the three major branches of Lutheranism in Kissinger in Bonn to meet NATO allies the United States said: "There is a growing awareness among Lutherans of the necessity of a specific ministry to serve the church's unity and universal mission, while Catholics increasingly see the need for more understanding of the role of the papacy within the universal church." The circumstances "make possible a fresh approach to the structure and operations of the papacy" to include both traditions, the report said. It suggested that for Lutherans, the papal role would be "more pastoral than juridical." Although there still are unresolved "points yet to be such as papal infallibility, the report said: "It is now proper to ask, in the light of the agreement we have been able to reach, that our respective churches take specific action-toward reconciliation." The U.S. Catholic-Lutheran Commission, working since mid-1965, previously reached accords on early Christian creeds, the ministry and the "real presence" of Christ in holy communion. However, the churches themselves have yet to take any steps toward implementing the agreements. MEDICINE HAT (CP) The National Porcelain Co., producers of insulators for power lines, was destroyed by a fire early Sunday that caused damage estimated by the owner at ;A spokesman for I-XL Industries, owner of the company, said it would take six months to rebuilt the plant, which employes 40 persons. No injuries were reported in the fire that took firemen four hours to bring under control. The plant supplied customers throughout Canada and the United States. The I- XL spokesman said it is believed the fire was started by an electrical failure in the warehouse. And in Vancouver, a spectacular three-alarm fire Sunday night destroyed an abandoned, block-long wood pipe factory in an industrial area near the heart of the city. The blaze, just east of the north end of the Granville Bridge, sprang up in numerous places inside the old wood-frame plant of Canadian Wood Pipe and Tank Ltd. Fire Chief Armand Konig believed it was deliberately set. The building, which was originally used for production of stave pipes and large wooden tanks used in the pulp and smelting indutries, had been out of production for a year. The building was owned by Marathon Realty, the real estate arm of CP Rail, and had been leased out for a permanent farmers' market and arts fair. BRUSSELS (AP) United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger arrived in Brussels today to tell the North Atlantic alliance about bis peacemaking efforts in the Middle East Officials accompanying bun said he will steer clear of dis- cussions with Common Market leaders on their plans for meeting with the Arab countries. The market countries have agreed to press for a confer- ence with the Arabs on Eu- ropean-Middle East relations and have asked for a meeting with Kissinger to discuss their initiative. Kissinger flew from Bonn, where he held talks with Chan- cellor Willy Brandt Details of their discussions were not dis- ciMed. Kissinger arrived in Bonn late Sunday from Amman, where talks with Jordan's King Hussein concluded a Middle East mission which also took him to Syria, Israel. Egypt and Saudi Arabia. In his first visit to West Ger- many since becoming state secretary last year, the German-born Kissinger conferred for more than three hours Sunday night with Foreign Minister Walter Scheel. There was no official com- ment, but they had been ex- pected to range over Kissin- ger's Arab-Israeli mediations, lagging U.S.-European co- operation on key issues including the energy crisis. Common Market problems and detente with the Soviet Union. Agreement SAIGON (Rente-) North Vietnam has agreed to band over to the United States Wednesday the remains of 12 U.S. servicemen who died in captivity in Hanoi, the U.S. embassy announced Monday. indicated' that meetings he and Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed will have with Prime Minister Trudeau today and Tuesday will attempt to reach that end. But he reiterated Saskatchewan's determina- tion to get a fair deal for its resources. "We agree the people of the Atlantic provinces and Que- bec shouldn't be asked to pay the very high world prices (for oil) "But the money (to subsidize them) should not come from the people of Saskatchewan or the people of Alberta alone. It's equally true that people in Vancouver and Toronto have the same responsibility "The prime minister represents the constituency of Mount Royal. There are probably more millionaires in that constituency than anywhere else "If the people in Moose Jaw have to (subsidize those in the so should the people in Mount Royal. There's no rational reason for just selecting oil (as a source of "It's true the people in Charlottetown are suffering real discrimination if they have to pay a barrel for Venezuelan oil when we pay But oil is not the only area of discrimination- in Canada, the premier noted. The federal government has spoken of dealing with oil as a utility, but "last year we the West) said railways should be operated as a utility "If this utility concept is a good idea, why wasn't it a good idea last July? Mistrial motion denied NEW YORK (AP) U.S. District Judge Lee Gagliardi today denied a defence motion for a mistrial in the criminal conspiracy case of former attorney-general John Mitchell and former commerce secretary Maurice Stans. Gagliardi had recessed the trial Friday to consider the ef-' feet of a passage in the opening statement of the federal prosecutor. The words led to an immediate objection from Stans' lawyer and a motion for mistrial. The prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Rayhill, told the jurors at the end of his statement: "As you listen to the witnesses testifying before you, put yourselves in the place of the grand jurors who investigated the case, citizens like yourselves." The defence objected, con- tending the statement implied the jurors should infer guilt from the indictment BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FMtCSTIMATCS PfcMW COUCQCMAU. Brandt heavy loser in Hamburg election BONN (AP) West Ger- many's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union, said today that Chancellor Willy Brandt's Social Democrats suffered a crushing blow in losing their majority in the Hamburg state election Sunday. Christian Democratic Chairman Helnwth Kohl said Brandt's party suffered a defeat throughout the country as well. A shift to the right cost Brandt's party 14 of its 70 seats in its traditional North German stronghold. But it remains the largest single party and will continue to govern with the help of the Free Democrats, its partners in the federal coalition The election was the first test of voter sentiment since Brandt's national victory in 1971 and confirmed recent opinion polls showing waning support for the chancellor in the wake of soaring inflation, energy shortages and' widespread unemployment awl industrial unrest. THE ALBERTA CATTLE ASSOCIATION avaifona connactad cattta industry to aand a totooram to Mr. Eugana Wfcatan, AgrteuNura Ottawa, to ma atato of our inriuatry HI tha Waal. ;