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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Thursday, March 7, 1974 News In brief Arab oil meeting Sunday CAIRO (AP) Arab oil ministers are scheduled to meet in Cairo Sunday to. review their policies, an Egyptian oil ministry spokesman said. The lifting of their oil embargo against the United States is expected to be the main topic. The meeting was scheduled to convene in Tripoli but "due to accommodation difficulties it has been switched to the spokesman said. An industrial fair in Tripoli made the hotel situation difficult, he explained. Margaret to visit Winnipeg LONDON (CP) Princess Margaret is to visit Canada for Winnipeg's centennial celebrations in May, Kensington Palace confirmed today. The visit, announced last November after the Queen's sister had accepted the.city's invitation to take part in centennial celebrations, begins May 9. It follows a week-long official visit to the United States by Princess- Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon. U Thant treated for cancer UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) Former UN secretary general U Thant, 65. is suffering from cancer and recently underwent an operation designed to arrest the disease, informed sources said Wednesday. He was operated on last October for what was described then as a benign lesion in one cheek Informants said that in fact the lesion was malignant and he later received cobalt therapy. Gromyko leaves Syria DAMASCUS (Reuter) So- viet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko left today by air for Moscow after a two-day official visit to Syria during which he conferred with President Hafez Assad and other Syrian leaders on the Middle East problem and bilateral relations. In a statement before leaving, Gromyko said his talks with Syrian leaders were comprehensive, constructive and fruitful. Gromyko had his first round of talks with Syrian officials last week after which he left for Cairo. He returned here two days ago. Artillery duels reported BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Iraq said today four Iraqi sol- diers were killed and seven wounded in the third straight day of border fighting with Iran. Radio Baghdad said troops of the two countries battled at two border points Wednesday, using mainly artillery and mortars. The state-run radio broadcast a military communique accusing Iran of "unprovoked and perfidious aggression." It said three Iranian shock and infantry platoons, supported by armored units, "tried to occupy two forward positions within Iraq's territory." Iran .and Iraq have repeatedly accused each other of aggression along their border. Students protest election GUATEMALA CITY (Reuter) Police opened fire Wednesday night on students demonstrating over alleged fraud in last Sunday's presidential elections in the BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Central American republic of Guatemala. Former defence minister Kjell Laugeraud, backed by outgoing President Carlos Arana Osorio, was proclaimed victor after only 65 per cent of the votes were counted. First reports said a girl was wounded by a bullet Wednesday night in one demonstration, a mock funeral for three students allegedly murdered by supporters of Arana Osorio. WEEK-END BUYS Plastic Shower Curtain Approx. 57' Ladies' Slippers Various styles. Sb S.M.U.......... Framed Pictures Approx. 24x78. 7M One Size Panty Hose Woolcrest Men's Hose tin fraud. 100% fifton. Black, Brown, Navy, WMM. 00 Carpet Saver ClMrPlMtlc 77' Dare Cookies M 4Tvnvpvox Edmonton, Ottawa to talk oil over phone Friday By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Premier Peter Lougheed resume their talks on oil pricing Friday over the long distance telephone, with the price of petroleum products due to rise in Canada April 1. The voluntary price freeze was extended to March 31 at the meeting with 10 provincial premiers in January. With the deadline just over three weeks away the prime minister has been attempting to arrive at a national oil price agreement with Mr. Lougheed and Premier Allan Blakeney of Saskatchewan at one-on-one luncheon meetings this week. Out frf the talks are emerging proposals under which the federal government will provide federal economic, aid to bring about greater industrial development across Western Canada. This would include Manitoba and British Columbia, not just Alberta and Saskatchewan, a spokesman for the Alberta government said here Wednesday. Both Mr. Lougheed and Mr. Blakeney emerged from the meetings less than optimistic this week about an early Cana- dian agreement on oil prices. They made the point to the prime minister that an eco- nomic development package for the West is the price No simple answers Trudeau at dinner in Toronto Taking it all off 'just a public put on9 TORONTO (CP) Marshall McLuhan, University of Toronto English professor, said Wednesday that fad of running nude in not new. "A friend of mine did it 20 years he said in an interview after receiving a civic merit award. Mr. McLuhan said his friend Louie Van Gastrin of Amsterdam directed traffic in the nude on a bet. "It took authorities 20 minutes to get around to arresting he said. Mr. McLuhan, best known for his expoundings on communications, said the streaker is never naked but nude. "It's only when you don't want to be seen that you're he said. "A stripper backstage is naked but when she is in front of an audience she is wearing her public." He said to the extent the streaker is caught unawares he is naked. "But when he isn't caught unawares he is wearing his public so he is nude not naked. "The streaker is, of course, putting the public of the biggest things of our time, like a form of he added. SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) "I guess I did it because it's not supposed to be said Syracuse University freshman Rob Sedwin. Sedwin, 18, a sculpture major, is an avid fan of streaking. Wearing only sneakers and a wrist watch and buoyed by an estimated fellow classmates chanting "streak, streak, Sedwin took about 10 minutes of his lunch break Wednesday to streak across and around the campus's main quadrangle. "You feel like a flower taking off its winter said a Sedwin. "I am ready for the season. Following Sedwin's escapade, a group of 10 male students, clad only in shoes and some with neckties, dashed several times around the rooftop of a building over looking the quadrangle. CALGARY (CP) A young man wearing only a hat. bow tie, boots and frozen smile introduced streaking to the Stampede City Wednesday night, dashing along a snowcovered business street when the temperature was two degrees below zero. Only a few witnessed the numbing performance which drew no complaints to police. CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) Streaking reached a new high early today when a male student at West Georgian College parachuted from a single-engine plane in the buff. The student, identified as Phil Canard, jumped from an altitude of about feet and landed safely in a campus parking lot. Canard had a flare and a pair of shoes on when he landed amidst nearly students watching for his descent "I'm very happy because I believe I'm one of the first sky he said. Golda triumphs, wins support for coalition JERUSALEM