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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, March News in brief Golan Heights shelled TEL AVIV (Reuter) An Israeli army spokesman accused the Syrians of opening up tank and artillery fire against Israeli positions on the Golan Heights today for the 12th successive day. Syrian forces opened fire along the northern sector of the bulge captured by the Israelis during the October war, the spokesman said. He said Israeli forces re- turned the fire. There was no immediate re- port of casualties. Libyan man arrested COPENHAGEN (Reuter) Police arrested a young Libyan early today and charged him with setting fire to the Libya Embassy in Copenhagen Friday. Another Libyan was being sought in connection with the blaze, which burned in the first floor of the building for an hour before being brought under control. The captured man allegedly told police the fire was a pro- test against the imprisonment in Libya of his father, a former Libyan police chief. Death penalty vetoed HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Gov. Milton Shapp has vetoed a bill to restore the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Shapp acted only 15 minutes before the legislation would have automatically become law Friday night. Attempts to override the veto will be made in the legislature. Ten days ago it gave the bill overwhelming approval. The legislation would require death in the electric chair for persons convicted of murder in nine situations, including the slaying of a policeman or prison guard, killing during a kidnapping, robbery or other felony, and murder involving torture. prisoners squabble BELFAST (AP) A fight Between rival wings of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) left five men injured Friday in Long Kesh prison camp, authorities reported. The camp holds 600 convicted or suspected guerrillas. Prison officials said the fight sprang from a dispute over the death last summer of James Bryson, a top leader of the provisional IRA nationalists. Provisional claim he was shot by the Marxist, official wing. The British Army says he was shot by soldiers in a Belfast gun battle. All five hurt in Long Kesh were officials, authorities said. The fight was put down by warders. Training plane crashes SAIGON. South Vietnam (AP) A South Vietnamese F-5A fighter-bomber on a training mission crashed into a lake in the Central Highlands resort town of Dalat today. Police said at least three civilians were killed and 25 wounded. The Saigon command listed ;-the pilot as missing. Cause of -'the crash was not known. The plane destroyed 10 and damaged five others before plunging into Xuan Huong Lake, military authorities said. Dalat is 150 miles northeast of Saigon. DEI ETH, Cambodia (AP) Villagers say Khmer Rouge insurgents murdered at least 20 persons, mostly women and children, with knives and hand grenades last Monday night in this village 12 miles southeast of Phnom Penh. Press encourages dissidents ROME (Reuter) Exiled scientist Pavel said Friday that dissidents have survived in ;-the Soviet Union because of Western press. He appealed to Western :journalists to write more the dissidents and to "we suffer for '.ideals we share with of freedom and rights." Heaths 3By The CANADIAN PRESS Kenneth John McDonald. 25, of london. Ont, in an air crash. The scientist, grandson of Stalin's foreign minister, Maxim Litvinoff, spent four years in a Siberian labor camp for protesting in Red Square against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. He said Friday he was saved from more severe punishment because his name was known in the West.