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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE March News In brief Tank guns active on Heights Resource shortages may stunt economic growth By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli and Syrian tank guns and artillery duelled today along the Golan Heights for the 16th'straight day. The Israeli command said two of its soldiers were wounded. There was no early casualty report from Dam- ascus. Israel said Syrian shells damaged a United Nations observation post and set fire to a UN vehicle. Israeli newspapers reported today that Israel in the dis- engagement negotiations in Washington with Syria will offer to withdraw from all but a three-mile strip of the Syrian territory it took last October The Israelis will also propose that UN soldiers man a six-mile-wide buffer zone separating the two armies. Alert in British ports LONDON (AP) Scotland Yard has ordered a security alert at British ports following reports that a squad of Arab frogmen are planning a limpet attack on Israeli ships, news- papers reported today. They said about 20 terrorists who have been trained in Aus- tralia plan to plant underwater explosive charges on the hulls of Israeli ships in British ports. Scotland Yard declined to comment on the reports. How- ever, one source said the Yard has received unconfirmed re- ports that about 14 Arab terrorists are heading for Britain Poet's family leaving Friday MOSCOW (Reuter) The family of banished Soviet writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn will join him in Zurich Friday, his wife said today Solzhenitsyn's wife, Natalya. said she will leave by a Swissair flight 'Friday morning with their three young sons, her son by a former marriage and her mother, Yekaterina Svetlova. The departure will end more than six weeks of separation tor the family since Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the country Feb. 13. -Seat belts' value indicated MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Of the '600 persons killed in auto acci- dents in Florida's Dade County in the last three years, only nine were wearing seat belts. University of Miami researchers say None of the 600 was wearing both belt and shoulder harness, the university said in a study. Canada-U.S. study urged OTTAWA (CP) The Senate foreign affairs committee was asked Tuesday to conduct a study of relations between Canada and the United Stajtes The study was approved when the Senate passed a motion submitted by Senator John Aird The committee, which has prepared reports on relations with Pacific Rim countries and >the European Economic will take a general look at government policy towards the U.S., plus other links between the two countries. Senator Aird said the report is important because of the close relations traditionally shared with the U.S. Lennon complaint dismissed BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) The district attorney's office dismissed Tuesday a citizen's complaint against former Beatle John Lennon who was alleged to have struck a, woman photographer outside a West Hollywood club on March 13. Assistant District Attorney Robert Immerman said there was insufficient evidence to charge Lennon with the alleged incident. Lennon, a song writer and former lead singer with the Beatles, was reported to have been ejected from the club after shouting obscenities during a performance by the Smothers brothers comedy team. Outside the club Lennon was said to have struck Brenda Mary Perkins, 50, of Hollywood, a free-lance photographer. Cold survivor dies at 44 CHICAGO (AP) Dorothy Mae Stevens, 44, who made medical history in 1951 when she survived a drop in body temperatures to 64 degrees, 'died Monday night, it was learned Tuesday. She was found near death 23 years ago in a South Side gangway after being exposed in subzero weather. Her body temperature had dropped to 64 and her breathing had slowed to four or five times a minute, doctors said at the time. No one was known previously to have survived a body temperature drop below o. A normal breathing rate is RUG DRAPES LTD. Phoiw COLLEOEMAU. 18 to 22 breaths a minute. The exposure resulted in amputation of both her legs below the knees and all her fingers except the right thumb, and in 1967 further amputation of her left leg became necessary. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Lima, Jimenez, 119, believed to be the oldest man in Peru, of a heart attack. Boulder, Colo. Dr. Edward Condon. 72. a physicist who was instrumental in development of the atomic bomb, of heart disease. VaicoHver Frances Carpenter Foley. widow of British Columbi's industrialist Harold Foley. of apparent hear failure at the age of 72. RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY. MARCH 30 Southminsttf Church HcH 11B) STREET ENTRANCE WALKER UNIT at the U C W OTTAWA (CP) The spectre of resource shortages stunting economic growth this year was acknowledged Tuesday by Energy Minister Donald Macdonald and Trade Minister Alastair Gillespie. In a statement to the Com- mons energy committee, Mr. Macdonald said "it is antici- pated that both material and demand shortages outside of Canada will have a larger in- fluence on Canadian real growth in 1974 than any internal shortages." Beyond 1974, the government is aiming at self- sufficiency in uranium, coal and minerals as well as oil. Mr. Gillespie told the Com- mons finance committee "material shortages in a wide range of industrial raw materials" threaten sustained economic growth at 1973 levels "These shortages extend to certain types of labor as he added. "To a very large extent, such shortages result from unprecedented world demand. Despite increased output, demand continues to grow faster than supply." Mr. Gillespie said his department will try to "ensure that Canadian industry has priority in the supply of materials and that industry is given every reasonable encouragement to continue to expand as quickly as it can do so on a viable basis." With business reporting high investment plans, and with resources more plentiful than in most countries, "we have most of the ingredients for a successful he said. Mr. Macdonald agreed that most resource problems origi- nate abroad. The country now is well en- dowed with uranium, "but without additional discovery, we could well face a shortage of uranium and thorium by the end of the decade." "Action is required to encourage exploration by industry and to assess the future potential of fuel resources in this country." Mr. Macdonald said the gov- ernment is working with in- dustry and the provinces to ensure long-run reserves, and the possibility of building uranium enrichment plants. He said current coal re- sources ensure adequate sup- plies in the long run, but we "have some short-term supply concerns to which we are giving increasing attention.'' Hymn was call for uprising KAMPALA (AP) The playing of a recording of Tennessee Ernie Ford singing Onward Christian Soldiers was the signal for a nationwide military uprising last Sunday against President Idi Amin, anti-Amin Ugandans report. The recording was played over Radio Uganda, but the revolt in the provinces never happened, and about 200 rebel troops in Kampala were left in hopeless battle with a far- larger force loyal to the Ugandan chief. The dissidents were not sure why the provinces did not react, but they suspected communications trouble, poor military tactics by the rebels and Amin's escape from an assassination attempt. The recording of the Christian hymn was broadcast when the rebels briefly took over the station.-Resentment against Amin, a Moslem, has grown among Christian troops since a recent visit to Uganda by Libyan President Moammai Khadafy, a militant Moslem. Some reports said up to 500 persons have been killed in the fighting and in a purge of the armed forces that began Mon- day Ugandan sources said re- venge squads killed a number of suspected rebel soldiers by shooting them in the knees, then dousing them with gasoline and setting them afire. Radio Uganda said a key figure in the revolt, a Lt.-Col. Elly, who had been governor of West Buganda province, fled the country. Reliable sources said he is in Zaire. "The situation throughout Uganda is Amin told a diplomatic reception. "I am free. I have no problem." Fiancee appeals to kidnappers SAN FRANCISCO (Reuter) Philosophy student Steven Weed went on television Tuesday night to appeal to the kidnappers of his fiancee, Patricia Hearst. The main purpose of his ad- dress was to assure the Sym- bionese Liberation Army which says it kidnapped the 20-year-old college student" seven weeks ago. that the latest demand for her release will be met Weed. 26, said the Hearst Corp. has no choice but to fulfil an offer it has made of million if Miss Hearst is released unharmed. The SLA has demanded that this amount be added to the original million provided for the food hand-out to needy people, set up in an effort to win Miss Hearst's release. The food-distribution program officially ended Monday after having fed 190.000 persons. Randolph Hearst, father of the kidnapped girl, has said he personally is unable to provide the S4 million. But the Hearst Corp. has said it will give S2 million when Miss Hearst is released and another million in January. 1975. Bestyies ifte real tvair heat resistant ana tuzz-protfl guarantee, and featuring the latest 4 WAY STRETCH WEFTING C 1 year manufacturers quality Trend' 9M.M Impression noRman COSMETIC BOUTIQUE Phone 329-1525 Just in fun Two-year-old Justin Trudeau takes aim at a photographer while on an outing in Ottawa this week. Justin, son of Prime Minister Trudeau, seems to be taking after his parents and developing into a winter sports enthusiast. U.S. oil firms to restrict production' NEW YORK (Reuter) CBS News says Senate investigators say major United States oil companies have conspired for more than a decade to restrict crude-oil production to maintain artificially high prices. In 1968, Standard Oil of Cali- fornia prepared a secret public Tuesday by warned of "the problem of accommodating a large potential surplus of crude in '69 and over the next five years to 1973. The document referred to increasing supplies of crude oil from Libya, Nigeria, Australia and Indonesia. The CBS report says: "In elaborate tables, the document proposes ways to prevent that surplus by holding down crude-oil production around the world. "Senate investigators charge the plan was typical of manoeuvring by big oil to keep the price of oil from dropping. Standard Oil now says that the document in question is only a planning memo." Spokesmen for both Standard of California and for Exxon denied that any cartel agreement was entered into Bomb kills motorist BELFAST (AP) A bomb in a parked car exploded Tuesday night in Belfast, killing a passing motorist The police said the dead man was a "completely innocent victim." He was the 982nd confirmed fatality in Northern Ireland's Protestant-Roman Catholic warfare since August 1969. or that the major oil companies conspired to hold down production to keep prices high. But the CBS report says: "Senate investigators have evidence that the big seven oil companies, in addition to indi- vidual company planning, worked through a series of in- terlocking agreements to hold the oil supply down and the price up. "This is a secret agreement made between the seven major companies in agreement still in effect limit the production of oil in Iran. Senate investigators have obtained a copy of a se- cret government intelligence report showing that in Iraq four of the big companies actually plugged up oil wells that might have provided axtra crude." CBS says the oil shortage of last fall and winter was caused by a series of events eliminated the normal reserves of the big oil companies. The closing of the Suez canal, the delay in the Alaska pipeline, along with Arab pressures on big oil, meant that by 1973 there was no longer a reserve capacity available. For this reason, the Arab embargo last autumn caught the big oil firms at a crucial moment, resulting in severe shortages, CBS said. White House tapes introduced at trial NEW YORK (AP) For the first time in a criminal trial, lawyers for former attorney general John Mitchell and former commerce secretary Maurice Stans have had recourse to White House tapes of conversations with the president. Transcripts from two of the tapes were used in cross- examination Tuesday of ousted White House counsel John Dean at the conspiracy trial of Mitchell and Stans. So was a White House summary Dean was scheduled to testify again today. Mitchell and Stans are ac- cused of impeding a fraud in- vestigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission