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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, March News In brief Student loan plan expanded EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta government introduced legislation Thursday that would give financial assistance to students who take out federal loans to get through university. Amendments to the Students Finance Act would give the Provincial Students Finance Board the authority to pay off part of federal student loans Under existing legislation, the board forgives up to 25 per cent of the provincial loans given students. But provincial funds are made available only after a student has taken out the maximum annual loan under the federal student loan plan. Jim Foster, advanced education minister, said the amount of the federal loan that would be written off has not yet been determined, but 25 per cent would be the maximum. He does not expect the program to start until next year Hijack bid aimed at embargo BEIRUT (AP) Five Arabs told Lebanese investigators today they planned to hijack a Dutch jumbo jet to prevent Arab states from lifting an oil embargo against the United States and the Netherlands, police reported. The five said they intended to hijack the KLM Boeing 747 shortly after take off from Beirut Thursday night, fly to Lahore. Pakistan and announce their demands, a police spokesman said. Then they would fly to the Persian Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi to wait for further in- structions from their leaders, they were quoted as saying. The Palestinians, a Lebanese and a arrested at Beirut airport Thursday night moments before boarding the plane. They carried South Yemeni, Libyan and Jordanian passports. A Lebanese catering porter for KLM also was arrested while trying to smuggle ex- plosives onto the aircraft for the hijackers, police said. Air Canada strike moves on TORONTO (CP) The Canadian Airline Employees Association called out Air Canada ticket and reservation employees today at Halifax, Montreal. Sept-lies, Que., Vancouver and Victoria as rotating strikes continued. An association spokesman said the passenger agent serv- ices would also be withdrawn at downtown ticket offices in Toronto and Hamilton. In Montreal and Vancouver the services were withdrawn both at airports and in the downtown ticket offices. J. T. Saunders, association president, said the passenger agents are protesting the lack of progress in negotiations which began Aug. and are currently in the mediation stage. The union spokesman in To- ronto said the negotiations are continuing in Vancouver under mediator Stanley Hartt. Thursday, the rotating strikes took place at Gander and St. John's in Newfoundland and in Winnipeg. Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton. Kidnap bid aborted PIEDMONT, Calif. (AP) Two men kidnapped a six- year-old boy en route to school Thursday and demanded 000-ransom but freed him nearly 12 hours later without collecting a cent. Police Chief Donald Asher said. The little boy's mouth and eyes were taped, his hands and feet were handcuffed, and he was tossed in an automobile trunk where he remained throughout the ordeal. Asher said. The police chief said the boy's parents did not want any publicity but confirmed published accounts identifying him as Robbie Richard. He refused to identify the parents other than to say the boy's father is "a professional man." Asked why the kidnappers would release the boy, he re- plied: could only speculate that they found they couldn't come up with enough money tc make it worth theii they knew they would get nothing until tomorrow." Gunmen kill Belfast writer BELFAST (Reuter) Police began a search today for two young gunmen who burst into the home of 48-year- old Protestant writer George Robinson during the night and shot him dead. The two gunmen, both in their teens, smashed open the door of a Belfast candy store. One of them grabbed Kissinger admits mistakes WASHINGTON (AP) United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger has apologized for remarks earlier this week questioning Doyouhm PROBLEMS tikini GOOD PICTURES? Then let the experts show you how. GERRY ir MNDY KWIKKOLOR ColtogtMall 327-4W4 -SUM Oil Strata m YwrMrfttt? KWIK SERVICE 1GA Conwn ft No place like home Humphrey Mikulin, 60, of Edmonton has made good use of the more than 73 inches of snow that winter had delivered by Thurs- thick. It may not last forever, but for the time being gives Mr. Mikulin feet in circumference, eight feet high and has walls up to five feet thick. It may not last for ever, but for the time being gives Mr. Mikulin a place to relax, have a beer and get away from it all. Foot of snow in storm By THE CANADIAN PRESS A storm has brought up to 12 inches of snow to Alberta and Saskatchewan and resulted in at least one death. RCMP said poor visibility and hazardous road conditions contributed to the death of Nels Lyberg 69, of Sylvan Lake, Alta., who died Wednesday night in a collision involving his car and a truck south of Edmonton. The mid-March storm dis- rupted travel, caused uncounted traffic accidents, closed schools, reduced retail sales and generally caused havoc, delaying bonspiels and other planned community events. Snow still was falling late Thursday in Edmonton where this year's fall has been more than 70 inches, far greater than last year but nowhere near the record 94 inches set in 1906. As the storm abated in Al- berta, it was Saskatchewan's turn to bear the brunt Thursday as the blizzard moved south-eastward. In Northern Saskatchewan, Highway 5 was closed between Saskatoon and Lloydminster on the Alberta- Saskatchewan boundary. Robinson's elderly mother and held her captive while the other rushed upstairs to Robinson's apartment and shot him twice in the head as he lay in bed. A police spokesman said the murder appeared to be "an- other senseless killing with only the motive of sectarian "hatred." the legitimacy of Western European governments. Kissinger made the rare ad- mission of error Thursday during an unexpected appearance at the state department's daily news briefing. In an address to about 150 congressional wives Monday. Kissinger contended that since the First World War "there have been very rarely fully legitimate governments in any European country" and that Western Europe represents "the biggest problem" facing U.S. foreign policy. Mars report MOSCOW