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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETMBRIDOE HERALD March 13, 1974 News In brief Rotating strikes continue TORONTO (CP) J. T. launders, president of the Canadian Airline Employees Association, said the rotating strikes by passenger agents employed by Air Canada will continue today in Sydney, ft S Halifax, Saint John, N B Moncton and Fredencton. In a later statement, the union spokesman said the rotating strikes will also continue today in Ontario at Timmins, North Bay, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. In a statement early today, Mr. Saunders said the passenger agents are protesting the lack of progress in negotiations which began Aug. 27, 1973, and are currently in the mediation stage. A union spokesman said mediation under Stanley Hartt will continue today in Vancouver. Sears testimony in 7th day NEW YORK (AP) -1 Government witness Harry Sears takes the stand today tor the seventh day at the criminal conspiracy trial of former attorney-general John Mitchell and former commerce secretary Maurice Stans. Mitchell and Stans are --i accused of impeding a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fraud investigation into the international financial empire of Robert Vesco in return for :_- the latter's secret contribution to President Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign. The trial is in its fourth week. In an opening statement, the government claimed Sears was "bought and paid for by Vesco." Assistant U.S. Attorney John Wing referred to testimony by Sears that he had enlisted Mitchell's help in 1971 to gain Vesco's freedom from a Swiss jail, where he had been held on complaint of a stockholder. Sears said Vesco gave him a cheque for in gratitude. Woman questioned in slaying DUBLIN (AP) Police in the Republic of Ireland ques- tioned a woman supporter of the Irish Republican Army todav about the murder of a Protestant senator despite a statement by Protestant extremists that they killed the legislator Mane Drumm, a housewife in her mid-40s, was the only person reported arrested thus far in the investigation into the death of Senator Brian Fox. Mrs. Drumm is vice- president of the Provisional Sinn Fein, the political arm of the outlawed IRA's Provisional wing The IRA said it had nothing to do with the death of Fox, C taken by a group of armed men from a friend's farmhouse in County Monaghan. And the Ulster Freedom Fighters, a Protestant terrorist group in Northern Ireland, said it kidnapped Fox and killed him when he resisted questioning. But some Irish security officials still think the IRA was responsible. Fox. 36, was one of the few Protestants in the Dublin parliament and a frequent critic of British operations against the IRA along the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The Ulster Freedom Fighters said they thought he had IRA links. Cyclone blows toward Sydney SYDNEY (Reuter) Cyclone Zoe raced down the eastern Australian coast today, bringing up to eight inches of rain to already flood- stricken towns where more than 2.000 have fled their homes. The cyclone, which has claimed three lives this week. has left 11 major towns sur- rounded by water south of the Queensland-New South Wales border Today it was 50 miles out at sea and heading, for Sydney, 500 miles to the south. Winds of 50 miles an hour hit Sydney today and the weather bureau forecast heavy rain. St. John's digging out ST. JOHN'S. Nfld. (CP) Residents of this Newfoundland capital began returning to their jobs today after two days of storm conditions that led to a declaration of a state of emer- gency. Although the state of emer- gency ended at midnight Tues- day, school boards complied with a request by Mayor Doro- thy Wyatt to keep city schools closed for a third day today. Government offices, businesses and Memorial University reopened this morning Mrs Wyatt also asked downtown workers to leave their cars at home since plows were still working to clear streets of drifts left by a 20- inch snowfall and high winds. All main and most side streets were open but Mrs. Wyatt said there was no park- ing available. The storm hit early Monday and at one point winds gusted to 92 miles an hour. Strikers ignore court order SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco police have been ordered to remove picket lines of striking city employees from sewage plants, municipal railway installations and two hospitals. But leaders of the 10.000- member Service Employees International Union said the strike will continue, despite a court order directing an end to the walkout Mayor Joseph Alioto said Tuesday night he has BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FMCE ESTIMATES COIXCOEMAU. instructed police to read to pickets an order from Superior Court Judge Clayton Horn directing police to arrest pickets "and enforce it." The mayor was vague on the method of enforcement. He said earlier he opposes mass arrests. Judge Horn also issued Tuesday a temporary restraining order telling the strikers to return to work, but it was ignored. Police had no instructions to enforce that order. Roof falls QUEBEC