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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The UtHbridge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1974 10 Cents 20 Pages Moores deals for Brinco ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) The Newfoundland government is attempting to buy all the shares of Brinco, the developer of the massive Churchill Falls hydroelectric project, Premier Frank Moores said today. A statement by the premier said the government was meeting in London with Rio Tinto Zinc Corp. Ltd., Brinco's controlling shareholder, to discuss the Newfoundland offer to buy all Brinco shares. It said the Canadian secu- rities commission and the Montreal and Toronto stock exchanges, have been requested to cease trading in Brinco shares. The Montreal, Toronto and Canadian stock exchanges an- nounced the halt in trading of Brinco this morning. Mr Moores' statement said the action "is the most impor- tant resource decision ever made by a Newfoundland gov- ernment." It said the major reason for the purchase of the shares is to buy back control of Labrador hydro rights. The government planned to co-ordinate upper and lower Churchill power generation and to link their output into a regional power grid. Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp a Brinco subsidiary, de- "veloped the project at Churchill Falls and the company holds the development rights to the Lower Churchill River which has a potential of three million horsepower. The government plans to de- velop the Lower Churchill with power eventually being made available to insular Newfoundland by undersea cables across the strait of Belle Isle. Virtually all the output of the Churchill Falls' development was sold to Hydro Quebec on a long-term contract. The premier's statement said all provinces in Canada except Alberta control their power resources. If a Crown corporation is set up to manage Brinco it will be exempt from the federal energy tax. Northern senators; proposed OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment plans to increase the Senate by two members so there will be representation from the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Notice of this intended change in the British North America Act appeared on today's Commons order paper under the name of Privy Council President Allan MacEachen. The notice says only that the bill would increase the max- imum number of Senators from 110 to 112. Vote of confidence Israeli Deputy Premier Yigal Allon, right rear, counts on his fingers after a roll-call vote of confidence in the new Israeli cabinet in Jerusalem Cairo conference on Arab oil bombs Sunday as Premier Golda Meir looks on. In the foreground are Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir, left, and Foreign Minister Abba Eban. Inside THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Anwar Sadat was. unable to get all the Arab oil ministers to a meeting in Cairo to consider his proposal to end their oil embargo against the United States. Instead, Algeria and Libya, who want to continue the em- bargo, forced a delay in the meeting until Wednesday and insisted it be held in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. .Sadat's failure Sunday was considered a blow to his chances of getting the embargo lifted. The Cairo newspaper Al Akhbar said the holdouts have agreed to discuss Sadat's proposal in Tripoli But some observers doubt the oil ministers will raise the issue unless it has been resolved at a higher level. After a week of conflicting announcements about the place and time for the meeting, six oil Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain. Qatar and Egypt- were in Cairo Sunday. Algeria. Libya and Syria stayed away. The six who came met for 90 minutes and announced they will go to Tripoli. An Egyptian spokesman said there was no talk of the oil embargo. Sadat has championed an end to the ban in exchange for United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger's assistance in -getting Israeli troops to withdraw from the Suez canal. But Algeria, Libya and Syria are holding out for the pullback of Israeli troops facing the Syrians on the Golan Heights. Tension remains high on that front. In Jerusalem, Premier Golda Meir introduced her new cabinet to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, and warned that there still may be trouble on the Golan Heights. "I cannot assure you that we are confident that the Syrian government has abandoned its preparations for an she said. The Knesset approved the new coalition government 62 to 46 after 10 hours of bitter debate about the government's handling of the October war. 'Now you're sure this will get the youth Classified....... 16-19 Comics............ 5 Comment.......... 4 District............13 Eamily........ 14, 15 g Local News 11, 12 8 Markets...........20 Sports...........8-10 Theatres........... 7 TV................ 6 g Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT 25; HIGH TUES., 50; SUNNY, MILD. Archbishop Ramsey will resign Nov. 15 LONDON (Reuter) Dr. Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, announced today he will resign Nov. 15 as spiritual leader of the Church of England and titular bead of about 64 million Christians. The 69-year-old prelate handed his resignation to Queen Elizabeth, temporal head of the Anglican Church, at Bucking- ham Palace. Dr. Ramsey became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1961 and will retire on reaching his 70th birthday. Kidnapping log; Patricia says wants to murder By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Patricia Hearst says in the latest tape recording released by her kidnappers that "it's the FBI who wants to murder me." Her abductors accused the FBI of suppressing their communications. The tape, received by a Berkeley. Calif., radio station Sunday night was similar to a recording received Saturday from Miss Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army which says it has held her since the newspaper heiress was kidnapped five weeks ago But the tape was words that are dictated by her captors." Miss Hearst, 20. is the daughter of Randolph Hearst, editor and president of the San Francisco Examiner. Sunday's tape included the SLA charge that, "The FBI in- tercepted and suppressed" one of two tapes it put out Saturday. It said the FBI "thought the first one was the only one sent out." said a woman who described herself as being from an SLA information intelligence unit. She said the FBI was foiled by "a double-decoy system Sunday night's tape was ad- clearer and contained a newX'dressed to KPFA-FM. message from the SLA. The tapes were the first communication from the kidnappers in 17 days Miss Hearst's mother, Cath- erine, said: know that while Patty is captive that she'll have to mutter all the Berkeley, where a woman telephoned that the new tape could be found in the fifth row of a San Francisco theatre. SAYS ACTION LACKING In the tapes. Miss Hearst says she had the feeling she has "been written off." She said: "I don't believe you're doing everything you can, everything in your power. I don't believe you're doing anything at all." In other kidnapping develop- ments during the weekend: wife of a Decatur, Ga.. K-Mart store manager was released unharmed after her husband paid about in ransom from the office safe. It was the fourth similar incident since Christmas involving K-Mart" employees in three states. Hackensack, N.J., au- thorities continued their search for additional suspects in the kidnapping of eight- year-old John Calzadilla and their attempts to locate the ransom paid for his release. Five persons have been arrested. The boy was released unharmed early last Friday. LflS Angeles, the FBI said it will present an affidavit giving details of a plot to free a convicted skyjacker and another jailed man by kidnapping a foreign consul-general. One woman was arrested Saturday in connection with the reported plot She and the two jailed men were to be arraigned to- day. In the Hearst case, the latest recording by the co-ed included this request: "I really want to get out of here. I ask you not to aid the FBI." FATHER GRATEFUL Miss Hearst called a fa-mil- lion food distribution plan for the poor and paid for by her father and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation "a real disaster." The SLA orijynally demanded worth of food for every poor person in California. Miss Hearst's father said. "we are glad to hear her voice and to know that Patty's alive." "But we'll have to study it before we make any reply." In Los Angeles, the three named in a federal warrant charging conspiracy to kidnap are Maria Theresa Alonzo, 22, a former follower of Charles Manson. convicted in the cult killing of actress Sharon Tate; GarreU Brock Trapnell, 36. the convicted skyjacker, already in jail; and Robert Bernard Hedberg Jr.. 37, already in jail on charges of unlawful flight and assaulting a policeman. They were charged with conspiracy to kidnap the consul-general of one of the following countries: Canada, Estonia, Paraguay. France, West Germany. Switzerland or Haiti Thorpe's Liberals threatening hasty end to Labor government LONDON (Reuter) The Liberal party, which holds a potential balance of power in the British Parliament, has pledged to bring down Prime Minister Harold Wilson's minority Labor government "as soon as possibly as early as Tuesday. The threat tempered the optimism in government and industry over today's return to a five-day work week and the return to work of the coal miners. Concerted opposition by the Conservative party of iormer prime minister Edward Heath, who lost office after his party was defeated in elections Feb. 28, plus the small parties like the Liberals, could easily upset Wilson's fragile hold on govern- ment. The danger was expected to influence the major government policy- making throne speech to be read to parliament by the Queen Tuesday. Sunday night, Liberal member of Parliament Cynl Smith told reporters his party has sounded out Welsh and Scottish nationalists, as well as Northern Ireland members to seek support for a vote against Wilson over the throne speech. "Mr. Wilson has no mandate to govern either in terms of seats or Smith said "We in the Liberal party take the view that our task is to get a Labor government out as soon as possible." Rotating strikes delay Air Canada TORONTO (CP) Counter employees of Air Canada began a series of country-wide rotating strikes at Toronto and Montreal today but an airline spokesman said 2Vz hours later that "everything seems to be moving smoothly" at Toronto. Don Carlisle, Air Canada Tfi regional manager of public J. UJk, relations, said passengers leaving Toronto were getting away with delays of between 30 and 45 minutes during the morning peak checking on Nixon WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Nixon's latest show of confidence over Watergate faces a potential setback today with a magazine report that federal tax agents are carrying .out a criminal fraud investigation of payments. The report in Newsweek> said the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is checking his controversial income tax payment for 1969. Sunday's report came three days after Representative Wilbur Mills (Dem.-Ark.) made the prediction that Nixon's eventual resignation will be over his tax payments rather than Watergate. Mills, co-chairman of a con- gressional committee on tax- ation, said it is evident to his staff that Nixon owes more taxes than he has paid. Nixon paid less than on an income of more than after he made a deduction for donating his vice-presidential papers to the national archives. Newsweek said tax agents "who do only criminal investi- gations" have interviewed Nixon's personal accountant, his former tax lawyer and for- mer White House aide Edward Morgan. The IRS began investigating the return at the request of the joint committee on internal revenue taxation, which Nixon asked to review his returns 'and the controversial deduction. Newsweek said the principal question is whether Nixon was aware that the deed giving his papers to the national archives was in fact signed after the law permitting such deductions had expired. White House press secretary Ronald Zeigler was quoted in Newsweek as saying the problem "goes to the preparation of the documents, not to any action of the president" But tax experts, the magazine said, believe Nixon would be liable to criminal fraud prosecution if it were shown he was aware of the intent of those preparing his income tax papers to mislead the IRS by backdating the deed. Nixon, who spent the weekend at his Florida home, made a confident speech on radio Saturday in which he urged Americans to make celebrations for the country's 200lh anniversary "a reaffirmation of our strength and potential as a free people." Observers expect Judge John Sirica to decide this week whether to give the House of Representative judiciary committee a sealed report from the grand jury. It is believed the report presents the jury's findings on Nixon's possible role in the Watergate affair. hours as supervisory personnel operated airport counters. There were no serious delays on other domestic flights from here but flights to the Caribbean and other southern points, later in the day were expected to experience longer delays be- cause flights originating at Montreal were running atout hours late. The strike, accompanied by working to rule in other Air Canada centres, was called by the Canadian Airline Employees Association. About 800 ticket, reservation and check-in employees at Toronto and 400 at Montreal were on strike. Union president Tom Saun- ders said further rotating strikes will take place at ran- dom at various locations. Air Canada said it had no knowl- edge of where the next 24-hour strike was planned. Mr. Saunders said in an interview the action by the union was being taken because of lack of progress at mediation meetings held in Montreal on the weekend. The union, which represents 2.400 Air Canada workers, said the company made an offer that was inferior to the recommendations' in a conciliation board report which the employees had already voted to reject. Mr. Saunders said the two sides are divided on the issues of wages, pensions and part- time employees. He said the union negotiating committee was pleased with the efforts of mediator Stanley Hart and added further mediation de- pends on whether or not Mr. Hart feels that the meetings would serve any purpose. The passenger agents and communication agents serve the public at airports, reservations offices and ticket offices across Canada. Mr. Saunders said. New stamp A commemorative stamp honoring Louis St. .Laurent will be issued April 18, the post office saidln Ottawa today. Mr. SL Laurent, who died last July at the age of 91, was Liberal prime minister of Canada from 1948 until he lost the 1957 election to Conservative John Diefen- baker. Apartment siege ends in suicide Caouette in hospital QUEBEC