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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, March 9, 1974 News In brief Mortar hits playground SAIGON (AP) A mortar shell landed in the playground of a primary school 45 miles southwest of here today, killing or wounding 20 children, field reports said. The children, ranging in age from eight to 12 years, had been playing during recess be- tween classes, the reports said. The shell, believed to have been fired by the Viet Cong, made a hit the middle of the playground. In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge insurgents fired 60 mortar shells into the centre of the be- sieged seaport of Kampot Fri- day night, killing 10 persons and wounding four, military sources said. Firebombs damage banks BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) Firebombs damaged banks and cars in two Argentine cities Friday night as the government of President Juan Peron prepared to clamp direct rule on the troubled central province of Cordoba. Gasoline bombs were hurled from moving cars at two branches of United States- owned Bank of Boston and the Bank of in this capital, damaging the buildings but causing no casualties, police said. The national Congress em- powered the central govern- ment Friday to take direct control of Cordoba province after Ricardo Obregon Cano resigned as governor Thursday night. Moon, earth rocks compared MOSCOW (AP) Soviet scientists believe the rocks composing the moon and earth are roughly the same age, Tass said today. The conclusion was drawn by scientists at Moscow's Institute of Geochemistry after studies of lunar rocks and soil brought back to earth by the unmanned Soviet moonships Luna 16 and Luna 20. Many moon rocks, particu- larly basalts, are similar to earth rocks, but the scientists concluded that surface lunar rocks contain more iron, tita- nium and other metals than earth materials because the substances of the surface layer of the moon crystallized at a faster rate than on earth. Ethiopians end siege MOSCOW (Reuter) Nearly 100 Ethiopian students ended a three-hour siege at their country's embassy today during which they held the ambassador and two other diplomats hostage. Ambassador Yohannes Tseghe told reporters the stu- dents ended their protest peacefully after the embassy transmitted to Ethiopia their demands for Emperor Haile Selassie's abdication and the resignation of his newly- appointed government. B.C. sugar price drops VANCOUVER (CP) British Columbia Sugar Refining Co. announced Friday it has lowered its wholesale sugar price by a hundred pounds, making the price now A company spokesman attributed the lowering to lower world sugar prices and predictions that the world sugar crop will be better than anticipated. There was no indication whether the lower price would mean savings at the retail level. Hormone doctor dead at 58 MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Dr. Earl Sutherland, whose re- search in hormones earned him a Nobel Prize in 1971, died in hospital today after a short illness. He was 58. The Nobel laureate, a biochemistry professor at the University of Miami, entered hospital Feb. 27 suffering from bleeding at the base of his esophagus, a condition often associated with high blood pressure. He won the Nobel Prize for his research into cyclic adenyl cellular chemical involved in the formation of body organs. Bauxite association formed DAKAR, Senegal (Reuter) Major bauxite producers, apparently taking a cue from oilproducing countries, have set up an association following a conference held in Guinea, said Radio Conakry in a broadcast monitored here. The conference opened in Conakry March 5 with delegates from Australia. Guyana. Guinea. Jamaica, Surinam and Yugoslavia and observers from Algeria, Ghana. Cameroon and Mali. The aim of the conference, the radio said, was to form an association dedicated to defending the interests of producing states. Bauxite is used to make aluminum. Wilson tells U.K. 6get coats off LONDON (Reuter) Prime Minister Harold Wilson has called on Britons to get their coats off and work to solve the country's economic problems as his new Labor government makes the first attacks on the rising cost of living. In a dinner at his Liverpool constituency Friday night, Wilson said that solving' Britain's problems "is going to mean an all-out effort by our people." "We have all got to get stuck watchword now is coats off for Britain." Earlier the minority government's environment secretary, Anthony Crosland, announced a freeze on all Olympic kickback charges denied OTTAWA (CP) Post- master-General Andre Ouellet said Friday the contract for United States broadcast rights to the 1976 Montreal Olympic games is the best on record. He made a scathing attack on Otto Jelinek High Park-Humber who has questioned the manner in which the American Broadcasting Co. (ABC) was awarded the rights. Mr. Ouellet said in the Com- mons that Mr. Jelinek has no proof for his charges that there was a million kickback to the Quebec Liberal Party for the rights. Mr. Jelinek had said in the House that ABC was granted U.S. broadcast rights at a se- cret meeting. No tenders were called and the National Broad- casting Co. (NBC) and Colum- bia Broadcasting System (CBS) were invited to bid after the contract had been awarded to ABC he has said. Mr. Ouellet said all three networks were invited to bid, but not by tender. This was to avoid a common front and to prevent the networks from setting a top figure among themselves. Dairy farmers get labor pledge THAMESFORD, Ont. (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan promised dairy farmers Friday that the MB film Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS at library BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE COLLEGE MALL S. Walter, 66. Canadian National Exhibi- tion Treasurer. Bradley, 49, known to the Winnipeg sports circles as Mr. Colt when coach for 15 years of Winnipeg Colts, a peewee hockey team. HELP WANTED PLANT FOREMAN Should have grade 12 education. Experienced in quality control procedures. Mechanically inclined. SHIPPER-RECEIVER Applicants should be experienced and willing to work shift work. MERCHANDISING DRIVER SALESMEN and ASSISTANTS Experience preferred but not essential. Our staff is aware of these openings. Swndrwunwto Box 148 Herald A program of new National Film Board films will provide the First opportunity for the public to use the new Lethbridge Public Library. The program will begin p.m. Monday in the theatre of the new library. It will include productions of interest to the entire family, as well as film workshops. Two NFB film officers. Ernie Stapleford and Kathleen Day, will be in Lethbridge from Monday to Friday, and other programs can be arranged through them. The films to be shown Monday are "They Call Them Killers." which is about killer whales. "For You, Mr. a film about Alexander Graham Bells and "Ski Alberta." Emergency declared SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Mayor Joseph Alioto declared a state of emergency Friday after union leaders rejected his proposed settlement of a strike by city employees. The two-day strike has paralysed the city's mass transit system, hospitals, sewage treatment facilities and other services. federal government will try to reduce their expenses by setting up skilled labor pools for them. Addressing members of Local 341, National Framers' Union, in this area 15 miles northeast of London, the federal minister said about 30 labor pools will be set up on an experimental basis this summer. The pools, operated by retired farmers, he said, will each have a manager, accountant and secretary. "Farmers who need help can get it from the pool, and he won't have to worry about any red tape such as unemployment insurance deductions, income tax deductions and so on." Mr. Whelan said. "All the farmers will have to do is make out one cheque a week to the labor pool... and they will handle the rest." residential rents until the end of the year. It affects about 4.6 million tenants in the public housing and 3.5 million persons in private housing. At the same time, officials representing most of Britain's shopkeepers offered to cut prices by an average of one per cent at a hearing held by the Price Commission, but the government is putting on pressure for a larger cut. STOCKS PLUNGE These measures, plus the ending of the three-day work week at midnight Friday night, did nothing to encourage the London stock exchange where prices plunged to their lowest level in more than seven years. Prices have been declining since Tuesday, largely through fears that this week's settlement with' the coalminers may lead to a flood of inflationary wage demands. There appeared to be some justification for the fears Fri- day in Yorkshire and Scotland, where miners already were talking about pressing for new wage increases of up to a week at their union's annual conference in July. In his speech Wilson said the underlying problems facing the country are those of foreign trade and inflation. He said he believes Britain has a great opportunity to make a new start and gain great strength, adding: "The country faces a grave situation, but it is certainly not one we can do nothing about." TAXES FEARED How the new government intends to tackle the deep- seated problems should become clearer March 26 which the treasury has announced will be budget day. Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey is expected to announce big tax increases. Former prime minister Ed- ward Heath said in his first in- terview since his resignation Monday that the country now is back in a situation of economic free-for-all. Interviewed on a BBC tele- vision program, the Con- servative leader said that fol- lowing the miners' settlement Wednesday some union leaders are taking the view that wage constraint policies, as exercized by his government, have been disposed of. It was Heath's adherence to such anti-inflationary policies that caused the coalminers' strike and the Feb. 28 general election which he lost. High walk Car-hopping was once a craze, but this ped- estrian is doing nothing of the sort. While he may appear to be walking on the a passing automobile, he is really taking a stroll along one of the snowbanks which reached new heights in some areas of Saskatoon this week. The present snowfall tally is 55 inches while the normal average for the whole year is 40 inches. Quebec transport halted QUEBEC (CP) Public transportation was halted Saturday after the city's 443 bus drivers went on strik in a contract dispute with the Quebec Urban Community Transportation Commission. The drivers, members of a union affiliated with the Con- federation of National Trade Unions, voted 93 per cent in favor of strike action at a meeting Friday evening. The men also voted to set up picket lines at the commission's two main garages. The drivers have been with- out a contract since their last agreement expired Sept. 30. 1973. At that time, their aver- age hourly wage was The union is seeking an hourly increase of spread over a two-year period. The commission is offering 93 cents spread over three-years. Atlantic fares up MONTREAL (CP) A seven-per-cent fare increase on North Atlantic flights will take effect April 1, a spokesman for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Friday. The increase will be imple- mented in other areas of the Western Hemisphere April 15, the spokesman said, but it does not apply to'international flights between Canada, the United States and Mexico. The increase took effect March 1 in other parts of the world and will permit airlines to cover the increasing cost of aviation fuel, the spokesman added. Grasshopper threat looms By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A severe in- festation of grasshoppers threatens the prairies this summer the Commons was warned Friday. Agriculture Minister Eugene Wbelan said however his department has no intention of releasing dieldron as a chemical to combat (he threat to grain production. His department is hoping to ensure that there are available other chemicals which would be proper to use with no damage effects either to animals or humans. "We are doing everything we possibly can to make sure of this, but it is anybody's guess how many grasshoppers there will be this said the minister. Doug Neil said that advance inspection indicated the potential threat of huge numbers of grasshoppers invading a very large area of Saskatchewan as well as other parts of the prairies. If there is a large batch it would greatly reduce the grain production in the west this summer. He urged the minister to meet with representatives of municipalities and if at all possible to consider the release of dieldron to Tight the threat. Agriculture department officials are holding meetings now with some of the concerned people in the west, said Mr. Whelan. The minister said he also hoped to have some roeeungs with municipal representatives across the country. Vesco 6hid' behind rule NEW YORK (AP) Finan- cier Robert Vesco used the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination just before President Nixon's re-election to avoid telling about his secret campaign contribution, says government witness Harry Sears. After the election, Vesco sought White House help in a legal fight with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through Nixon's brother, Donald, Sears testified Friday at the federal trial of former attorney- general John Mitchell and former commerce secretary Maurice Stans. The government has charged that Vesco threatened to disclose the contribution if he didn't get aid from the White House. The government claims Mit- chell and Stans impeded an SEC investigation into Vesco's multi-billion-dollar financial empire in exchange for the campaign contribution. The two former cabinet members are charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury., Vesco and Sears also were named in the indictment, but Vesco fled the United States. Sears was granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony. SOURCE QUESTIONED Sears testified that SEC in- vestigators found out Vesco had channelled the to Stans through a bank and suspected that the financier may have milked one or more of his companies for the money. Around Oct. 1, 1972, Vesco was under subpoena by the SEC. "There's no way I'm going to will blow the lid on Vesco was quoted by Sears. Vesco took the Fifth Amendment when the SEC asked him about the Sears said Mitchell's reaction was: "Please tell Bob that I'm grateful." Tar sands power play forecast WINNIPEG (CP) The Athabasca tar sands might become the focus of a new global power play, with the upper hand going to the oil industry, Larry Pratt of the University of Alberta's political science department said Friday. Mr. Pratt told the first day of an energy conference organized by a committee formed loosely of environmentalists and the NDP Waffle group, the oil industry cartel will have the upper hand "because it runs Alberta." He said, the long term potential of the tar sands is mind boggling. The sands are not only a substitute for crude oil, but a "partially refined and upgraded product'-' needing only simple distillation and worth more than ordinary crude. The Canadian government is considering a crash development program to get 20 Syncrude type plants operating by 1980, he said. These would be financed by American, European and Japanese capital. Mr. Pratt claimed construction would proceed with the help of South Koreans imported for the project. A more logical approach would be a slow, reasonable development keeping Canadian interest uppermost, he suggested. Spain awaits church action MADRID (AP) The Span- ish government apparently is waiting for the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy to make the next move in the case of dissident Bishop Antonio Anoveros. The government wants the church to reply to its charges that the prelate endangered national unity when he distributed a homily Feb. 24 urging more freedom for Spain's Basque minority. The Permanent Commission of Spanish Bishops planned to meet again today and was expected to work on the answer. Church sources said the commission can either apologize to the government for the prelate's actions or antagonize the government more by declaring the church has a duty to concern itself with the people's daily problems. The government has threat- ened to deport or indict Ano- veros for the homily. But tl at would violate Spain's 1953 concordat with the Vatican promising not to arrest or try bishops without the Vatican's permission, and Francisco Franco's government has in- sisted it has no intention of tearing up that agreement. Nearly 95 per cent of Spaniards are Roman Catholic. Arrests follow release of boy The ASSOCIATED PRESS The FBI announced the arrest today of two more young men in connection with the kidnapping of an eight- year-old Dix Hills, N.Y., boy who was released unharmed after payment of a ransom. The latests arrests brought to four the number under arrest in the case. The FBI announcement, made in Washington, said additional persons are being sought. Agents said after the arrests late Friday that their investigation was continuing and as many as five persons were believed involved in ibe abduction Wednesday of John Calzadilla. He was freed early Friday. The kidnapping was one of several that apparently prompted President Nixon Friday to ask for reinstatement of the death penalty in kidnapping cases where the victim is killed. After consulting with the president. Attorney-General William Saxbe urged Congress and state legislatures to rein- state the death penalty. There was still no new word from the kidnappers of news- paper heiress Patricia Hearst in California. But warrants were issued in Roanoke, Va., for two persons wanted in connection with the Wednesday kidnapping of Betty Ann Van Balen, re- leased unharmed Thursday after payment of a ran- som. In Atlanta, a couple charged in the kidnapping of newspaper editor Reg Murphy pleaded not guilty. In California, lawyers for two imprisoned Symbionese Liberation Army members said Friday they oppose a televised news conference for the men to present suggestions they say might help free Miss Hearst, abducted Feb. 4. CarpetJ Dirty? PHONE 32I-2S53 mr_ steam CarprtCtoningLtd, ;