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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD March News In brief Ugandan slops hijack NAIROBI (Reuter) Ugandan President Idi Amin rescued 33 aircraft passengers and crew from a hijack ordeal with some fast talk at Uganda's Entebbe airport then treated them all to lunch. The Ugandan leader stepped in after an Ethiopian husband cind wife, armed with a pistol, had hi lacked an East African Airways Fokker F-27 Friend- ship airliner flying from Nair- obi to the Kenyan coast resort of Malindi Apparently protesting against the Ethiopian imperial regime, the Katzete told the pilot to fly to Moscow. British-born pilot Edward Penfold first touched down at Entebbe to refuel, and there Amin, 47, took personal command. Speaking from the control tower, he persuaded the hijackers to surrender. After the incident, he offered to go to Ethiopia to help solve the constitutional crisis there. I5.C. woman wins superprize Market 'should set dairy prices' LONDON (CP) Mrs. Judy McWilhs of McBride, B.C, has won the superprize in the Irish Sweeps Lincoln race to be run Saturday The superprize goes to the holder of the first ticket drawn in a ceremony before the actual running of the race and it is not related to the outcome The winning ticket, No. DNT34007, was sold by Mrs. H. Maddon of Cork, Ireland. She receives a bonus prize of nearly Mrs. McWillis is the seventh woman and the eighth Canadian to win the prize, which has been awarded 14 times Ontario churchmen dies Paris post mortem Builder of DC-10 balked at extra safety analysis TORONTO (CP) Dr. Em- lyn Davies, 66, former president of the Canadian Council of Churches and member of the Board of Broadcast Governors, died Wednesday A native of Vroncysyllte, Wales, he graduated from the University of South Wales, South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff School of Theology and Oxford University. In 1951 he moved to Canada to become minister of York- minster Baptist Church in To- ronto where he remained until 1961. From 1956 to 1958 Dr. Davies was president of the Canadian Council of Churches and from 1958 to 1963 a member of the Board of Broadcast Governors, now the Canadian Radio-Television Commission. U.S. reports French squeeze WASHINGTON (AP) France may be starting to put indirect pressure on European allies of the United States to buy French jets instead of U S made warplanes, U S. in- telligence sources say. These sources say there are indications of a squeeze being applied through foreign con- tractors doing business with the French government. They report that a French official recently told a Belgian firm it probably will be denied further military contracts if the Belgian government buys a U.S. plane, rather than the French built Mirage F-l, to replace the aging American- made F-104 interceptor. Indian violence spreads FROM AP-REUTER NEW DELHI (CP) The Bihar state government struggled with demands for its resignation today while anti- government demonstrations and violence intensified. At least five people were re- ported killed in the state Wednesday as widespread arson and looting continued, bringing the death toll in four days to 28 Unofficial reports put the toll much higher. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL A prominent Gandhian leader, Jayaprakash Narayan, called Wednesday for the Bihar government's resignation and for mass resignations of adminis- trators. Convicted BALTIMORE. Md. (AP) Dale Anderson, the Democrat who succeeded Spiro Agnew as the Baltimore County executive, was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday of 32 counts on income-tax evasion and extorting kickbacks from consultants. New York Times Service NEW YORK Six days before history's worst air- liner accident, the manufacturer of the DC-10 balked at a request from United States federal officials for a new analysis of possible safety measures to prevent the type of explosive decompression most experts believe caused the tragedy. All 346 aboard the Turkish Airlines jumbo jet were killed when it plunged into a forest shortly after take-off from Paris on March 3. In a letter sent to the Federal Aviation Administration on Feb. 25, the McDonnel Douglas Cor- poration said: "We do not have the manpower available at this time to undertake the study, nor are we in a position to accept this burden alone." The company added that it believed the issues "involve the whole transport aircraft industry." It suggested that the FAA consider paying for the study "because of the magnitude of the effort required." A copy of the letter was obtained by the Times Wednesday along with related correspondence. The senate subcommittee on aviation announced meantime that it would hold hearings next Tuesday on whether the FAA, and the manufacturer had dealt adequately with DC-10 problems following the near- crash of a sister plane in June, 1972. The house investigations subcommittee will conduct similar hearings on Wednesday. In the earlier incident, the plane was in a climb over Windsor. Ont.. when the rear cargo door flew off. The THREE LANCERS Games get go ahead Mayor Ivor Dent of Edmonton, right, and Lyle roper, head of the 1978 Commonwealth Games committee, flash victory signs Wednesday after 76 per cent of city voters endorsed the controversial expenditures for the Games. Edmonton will borrow million to pay the city's share of million in facilities. The balance of the money will come from the provincial and federal governments. OTTAWA (CP) Dairy prices should once again be determined by the market, rather than by quotas and other regulations that hold down production, a report prepared for the food prices review board recommends. A summary of the report prepared by McGill University professors Doug MacFarlane and L.W. Fischer, released Wednesday, says snort-term subsidies should remain on fluid milk and skim milk powder in order to allow all consumers access to the nutritional products. But dairy production gener- ally should again be determined by market prices rather than artificial supports by governments and marketing agencies. Currently, the dairy industry is one of the most heavily-regulated in agriculture. Federal funds worth more than million year are pumped into dairying each year through di- rect subsidies and support payments for manufacturing milk milk powder, cheese and butter. An additional federal subsidy was implemented last fall to hold down fluid milk prices. Provincial milk sellers that agreed to maintain or lower prices were given a five-cent- a-quart subsidy. But all provinces say dairy farmers need more increases if they are to keep up with rising costs. The. report singles out feed grain as a major contributor to problems now facing dairy farmers. It recommends that farmers increase the level of concentrated feeds given cattle in an effort to get more milk from each cow. As well, it urges removal of Canadian wheat board restric- tions that block impoits of U.S. feed wheat, barley and provide dairymen with a larger source of feed. It also recommends that dairy policy, now established each year on March 31, be set on a five-year basis to give farmers a longer-term idea of the industry's prospects. The report says the current dairy-pricing system should be simplified by merging the two existing quota systems for manufacturing milk in an effort to "lessen confusion and remove inconsistencies" sudden loss of pressure in the cargo hold caused the rear floor of the pressurized passenger cabin above to collapse, rupturing or jamming vital control cables from the cockpit to the plane's tail. The pilot was able to make a safe emergency landing with the tail engine shut down and the jammed rudder veering the huge craft dangerously to the right. Investigators in the recent Paris crash found the door to the same cargo hold six or seven miles from the main impact site along with six bodies apparently blown through the opening by the outrush of air. It is that evidence, and the absence of indications of other defects or of sabotage, that has all but convinced the aviation community here that cargo- door failure triggered the disaster, as it had led to the near-crash in 1972. After the earlier incident, McDonnel-Douglas sent "service bulletins'' to its customers recommending improvements to the cargo- door latching mechanism. The FAA, which in an extreme situation has the power to ground airliners, is reported to have taken initial steps to make three of the McDonnel Douglas im- provements mandatory for United States DC-10 operators. But it ended up merely endorsing the suggestions. In any case, mandatory FAA decrees are not binding on foreign airlines. A critical issue in the Paris inquiry is whether the doomed Turkish plane incorporated all three suggested improvements. It was not delivered to the Turks until six months after the Windsor incident. The Turks say the plane came with the improvements made. Reports from Paris are that examination of the suspected cargo door shows the improvements were not all made. It is conceivable therefore that the company's suggested design changes could have been enough to avert the Turkish crash. Still, they have never satisfied the National Transportation Safety Board, the United States agency that investigated the earlier incident. A month after that episode, the safety board urged the FAA to order two changes going far beyond what the manufacturer had suggested. One was to make it physically impossible to close the cargo door unless the locking pins were in place. The other was to install relief vents between the cargo bold and the passenger cabin so the cabin floor would not collapse if the cargo door flew off. Dayan urges restraint JERUSALEM (Reuter) Defence Minister Moshe Dayan told the Knesset (parliament) today that Israel is strong enough to deal with the Syrians, whom he accused of daily violations of (he ceasefire, but cautioned against escalating the situation on the snaky Golan Heights front. Dayan said he assumed that if Israel used more force to re- spond to the Syrian shellmgs, even temporarily, it might cause such an escalation. Commons debate scheduled on Crown transport utility OTTAWA (CP) The heav- ily-criticized government transport policy was back in the Commons spotlight today with debate scheduled on a New Democrat motion seeking establishment' of a publicly-owned transport utility. The NDP motion, favoring B.C. given education paper VICTORIA (CP) Education Minister Eileen Dailly kicked off the debate on the spending estimates of her department Wednesday with the release of a promised white paper on education. She explained in a news release that the five-page leaflet was not a blueprint for educational change but a presentation of five subject areas, around which discussion would focus and eventual reform would commence. The five areas are authority and responsibility, curricula, finance, organization and administration, and alternative forms of education. In its summary the white paper said the minster will provide the leadership for any public discussion of these issues and Deputy Minister Jack Fleming will co-ordinate official responses from trustees, teachers, students, parents' groups and others. Mrs. Dailly was immediately attacked in the legislature by Harvey Schroeder (SC who said people in B.C. have had their fill of commissions, task forces and discussions about the province's educational system and are ready for some action. He said the minister was running out of the most directionless, motiveless, actionless and leaderless government departments and charged that she really didn't know which way she was going. Mrs. Dailly. in opening debate on the spending estimates for her department, said she has had a great deal of pressure to bring in some legislation to revamp the present system. However, she said that legislation alone will not change the system and the government would not make any hasty moves until it knew which direction to go and had backing from the people in the communities. The paper says education in the province should be redesigned so that responsibility and authority are more evenly shared among teachers, pupil and parent Although the system should provide a certain core of necessary subjects, it should be left to the local school boards and teachers to work out othe. subjects such as family life education, law, consumerism, Canadian studies, economics, law or labor education. integration of "all forms of national transportation" in a single utility, calls for nation- alization of CP Rail and its subsidiaries. That part of the motion is unlikely to win support from the other parties, but with Transport Minister Jean Marchand under heavy opposition fire recently, critics were expected to make the most of a full day's debate on transport. Mr. Marchand has been blasted almost daily for the slow rail movement of prairie grain shipments His admission during the throne speech debate that transport policy, needs complete revamping has offly encouraged opposition criticism. Part of the NDP motion may find even the minister speaking in support. It calls on the government to appoint "a transport controller with full authority to allocate and control railway rolling stock." Mr. Marchand already has indicated this is being considered. Conservative spokesmen have also supported the idea. The NDP motion is a vehicle for debate and will not come to a vote. Quizzed by Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield Wednesday, Mr. Marchand brushed aside the suggestion that transport policy is being drawn up by outside experts The railways have been ac- cused of stalling grain ship- ments because freight rates are higher on other commodities. Hearst hopes lo win TV lime for men From AP-REUTER HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (CP) Newspaper magnate Randolph Hearst-says he will keep trying to get two imprisoned Symbionese Liberation Army members on television in the United States. And he has advised his kid- napped daughter. "Patty, again, just hang in there. We're doing everything we can." The SLA. which claims re- sponsibility for kidnapping the 20-year-old co-ed Feb. 4, has threatened to break off al! communications unless Joseph Remiro. 27, and Russell Little, 24, appear on national television. The men want to make a statement they claim could lead to Miss Hearst's freedom. One judge rejected the pro- posal Tuesday and a second judge on Wednesday postponed a ruling until next Monday. Approval of bolh judges is required since Little and Remiro face charges in two counties. Hearst told reporters Wednesday his million People In Need food giveaway is being revamped to provide high-quality food demanded by the SLA. He said he hopes to resume handouts Monday. So far, bags of groceries have been distributed. Higher fuel price eyed to end shortage WASHINGTON (AP) Federal energy chief William Simon says further gasoline price increases may help discourage purchases enough to reduce gasoline shortages across the United States to as little as 1.5 per cent. Lifting of the Arab oil embargo will leave the U.S. with estimated gasoline shortages of five to eight per cent during the rest of this year, President Nixon told a news conference Tuesday. Nixon ended the voluntary ban on Sunday gasoline sales but said the energy squeeze still would have to be offset by conservation measures such as carpools and lowered speed limits. Simons said Wednesday gasoline prices-possibly riling as high as 70 cents a gallon may help discourage consumption and thus shrink the shortages to the range of 1.5 to 3 per cent. Last week the average price for regular gasoline was about 53 cents a gallon, up from an average of 39 cents in 1973. Meanwhile, the American Petroleum Institute reported that gasoline output by refineries last week decreased by about one per cent while production of already plentiful distillate fuel oil increased. Dean critical witness in conspiracy case NEW YORK (AP) The government has described ousted White House counsel John Dean as "a critical witness'7 in the criminal conspiracy case against former U.S. attorney general John Mitchell and onetime commerce secretary Mau- rice Stans. Groundwork for Dean's ap- pearance was laid by William Casey, former Securities and Exchange Commission chair- man, who testified Wednesday that Dean made at least four telephone calls, evincing White House interest in a securities fraud case against financier Robert Vesco. There were indications Dean may take the witness stand today. Dean was ousted as President Nixon's counsel last April 30 after he admitted a part in the cover-up of the Watergate break-in. Mitchell and Stans were ac- cused of seeking to head off an SEC complaint against Vesco. in return for the tatter's secret cash contribution to President Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign. A perjury count in the in- dictment is based on Mitchell's denial before a grand jury that he ever talked to Dean about the Vesco case. Casey testified he received a telephone call from Dean about the case after he had left the SEC complaining that someone had leaked a deposition to a newspaper reporter before it had been filed in court. "He said he had received a complaint from Mr. Mitchell." the witness said. Casey said another of Dean's phone calls concerned Donald Nixon Jr.. 26, a nephew of the president and an aide and travelling companion of Vesco. Population UNITED NATIONS Reuter I The world's population increased by 76 million in one year to a record 3782 billion people by mid- 1972. United Nations statistics show. More than half of the total population lives in Asia billion people with Europe second at 469 million. The population of North America was given as 332 million. Grant increase urged for childhood education MEDICINE HAT (CP) A recommendation to increase grants for children in the government's early childhood service program will be going to the provincial co-ordinating council on Friday, a provincial official said Wednesday. Dr. Irving Hastings, provincial director of the early childhood service program, said it may be known by the end of next week whether there will be an increase. Dr. Hastings, was responding to a question at the opening of a seminar on early childhood services. A member of the Medicine Hal Head-Start program which recently had its application to qualify under the early childhood services approved told Dr. Hastings that the basic grant of per student is not enough to cover operating costs. ;