Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 News In brief Syrian talks progress JERUSALEM United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger met with Israeli leaders working out details of a troop- disengagement plan tor presentation to Syrian lead- ers in Damascus Sunday. United States and Israeli officials appeared apprehensive but hopeful that progress is being made and that there is a chance for an agreement to stop two months of fighting between Syrian and Israeli troops in the Golan Heights. United States officials said Egyptian President Anwar Sa- who talked with Kissinger for three hours in Cairo has been in touch with the Syrian government embargo' warns Faisal Lebanon King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is reported to have warned that the Arab oil embargo against the United States may be reimposed if no Syrian-Israeli troop disengagement pact is reached. The Beirut newspaper Al Anwar says in a dispatch from the Saudi that Faisal made the comment when U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger visited the king Thursday. Al Anwar quotes Faisal as telling decision last March to lift ine embargo was conditional on a Golan disengagement. If no agreement is a reconsideration of the decision is not unlikely Faisal is also reported to have warned that a new Middle East war would break out if Kissinger's current shuttle between Syria and Israel does not produce a disengagement agreement FBI may join Zebra hunt SAN FRANCISCO United States federal author- itieb may join the of San Francisco's Zebra killings under a conspiracy law that has been used widely in civil rights well-placed informants say The sources said Attorney- General William Saxbe and top aides will decide within a week whether to bring in the FBI Federal the sources locuses in part on possible nationwide implications of the slayings. which Mayor Joseph Alioto contends were carried out by a black racist called the Death Alioto said the cult is dedicated to killing whites Earthquake jolts China KONG A major earthquake jolted an area nt .southwestern China thp Royal Obseiwiioiv reported The Observatory -said the uiMkr -.truck 192 miles south- i he csty of 400 miles north of the with North Vietnam. A spokesman said the quake measured seven on the Ricliter and was capable of causing widespread damage. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake registered 8.G on the Richter scale Chinese news made no immediate mention of the quake. Colombian jet hijacked ROGOTV Hijackers lou-ed a Colombian plane to tlv hark to Bogota today after the eminent refused to meet their demand for to free 92 passengers and crew. The plane was hijacked Fri- night trorn Pereira to Bo- forced to fly on to where it. stayed 8Va then bark to Pereira. and back again to Bogota. In 150 miles south of Pereira and 100 miles west of the hijackers held a gun to the pilot's head ami de- manded the ransom be deliv- ered by a man in bathing suit to ensure he was unarmed. Belfast commander arrested BKLF'AST British army officials have captured a local commander of the Irish Republican and sources said it was a milestone in their battle BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Beth Johnson Says For all practical the d e' of Canadians and Americans Mile statistical differences dny Tho bad news from Niitp tion Canada 1969-1972. and the United States State NLif'tion Survey o' 1968-1970 is almost identical 1 We Rrf. crowing shorter ThOu- of ch'ldren neighed and rr.easjied. compared to star- el of ihe averaged tail The f jrlher one goes down age the greater the shortness in both blacks and whites By age fully of ail wli'ies and o1 flacks are helovu the 1930 standard Is stunted growth a modern bTfi-'gnt of children of the '0 r Hf isn t the only thing that r.'ianqr-d in Ih6 last years Mo-e children today are un cterweight th8R in the 1930 s those digression years .vMen was scarce as hen s lepth more children to- day are indicating that thsao changes are related to malnutrition and LVI over-abundance ol sweet snacks Perhaps most im- nor'isnt is the that children today drink less milk and much soda pop and imi- tation fruit drinks than young did three decades StiK JT S Depart- v Frtuaalion and f i.' '0' sf-ase Cori.'rcr' CourUiy HM Milk Foundation against the Provisional wing nt the out-lawed guerrilla organization. Security forces on Friday- raided a house they said was the IRA headquarters for Bel- fast and arrested Brendan the Bellas t IRA chief. Police also seized bomb-making ammunition and maps believed to show future bomb targets of the IRA. Hughes was Seventh Bel- fast IRA com-Tiander to be caught. IRA leaders lose their rank on arrest- Hours five youths be- lieved to be IRA gunmen shot to death two policemen on pa- trol in the Catholic Andersons- town area of Belfast. Death By The CANADIAN PRESS Jewish cantor in Hungary. United States arid Canada for more than 30 years. Carpet PHONE Oft-2893 or 327- ClMflthg Ltd. Dairy leaders sought quick Nixon donation WASHINGTON Top dairy co-operative leaders tried to raise a quick for President Nixon s campaign within hours of a White House meeting on milk price supports in 1971. secret Senate testimony indicates. The Senate Watergate committee been told that this testimony lends support to an allegation that milk price sup- ports were raised in 1971 as part of a deal to get campaign sources say. Paul former executive director of Dairymen testified that leaders of two sister dairy co-operatives asked him for the money at a 4 a.m. meeting March at the airport at the co-op's headquarters Alagia said he quickly refused the request. didn't have of he said. The co-operative donate to the Nixon campaign the same day. The administration announced the milk-price boost the next March 25. Alagia's testimony was cited by the Senate committee's assistant chief David in a briefing to com- mittee members late say persons who were at the meeting. Dorsen said the House judiciary committee's impeach- ment investigators appear to be relying on the fruits of the Senate committee's investigation into the milk-fund the sources said. Dorsen was quoted as saying that the evi- dence of a deal to raise prices in return for money is stronger than the House investigators have yet indicated publicly. in a telephone confirmed the account of his testimony and added some details. He said he was among the several dairy co-operative offi- cials who visited President Nixon at the White House March 1971. Alagia said that after the White House meeting he flew to Chicago on and when he returned to Louisville early March 24 he was met at the airport by a delegation of dairymen who had been with him earlier at the White House meeting. Present were Harold David Parr and Bob A. Lilly ol Associated Milk Producers and Gary Hanman of Mid-America Dairymen Alagia said. They had flown to' Louisville in one of the milk producers' jets. The three dairy co-ops DI and are the three biggest in the U.S. Alagia said the others wanted his group's political arm to lend to to the political trust of Hanman's so it could make a donation to Nixon. Alagia said the others made no mention of a deal to raise milk or of a promise from Nelson and Parr to raise million for Nixon's re-election. didn't ask me for an quid pro quo that I was aware Alagia said. wouldn't do that kind of thing He said he found out about the promise to Nixon only through newspaper accounts. Following the March 23 meeting with Nixon or- dered the agriculture department to reverse itself and raise the White House has said. It said he knew about the promise but wasn't influenced by it. It said con- gressional pressure weighed in the decision. Vesco jet 'repossessed' Mitterrand prunes Communist pact PARIS leader F'rancois Mitterrand has modified a two-year-old pact with the French party which has brought him within striking distance of the presidency. And Communist leader Georges hopeful of placing six or seven Communist ministers in a left-wing government of 20 or so has given the changes at least tacit public but. it is unlikely he can agree with all of them. The Socialist and Communist parties formed an alliance by ratifying a program of two years ago as they prepared to fight parliamentary elections. But Mitterrand has trimmed many of its points to meet new circumstances during the presidential election due to end in a showdown between him and Conservative Finance Minister Valery Giscard d'Estaing Sunday. May 19. Among the points which Mitterrand has trimmed is the common program's call for the nationalization of nine giant firms to bring key sectors of the economy under public Mitterrand has remained faithful to the common pro- Divorce debate ends in Italy ROME Weeks of public debate over divorce ended today as Italians prepared to vote on Sunday to decide the fate of the country's divorce law. An estimated 37.5 million Italians are eligible to vote on whether the law permitting di- vorce should remain on the books. It came into being three years ago. Campaigning was barred after midnight and newspapers played down the referendum. It was a different story Friday. Thousands turned out for a rally in Rome's Piazza del Po- polo which brought together representatives of five major political including the who fought to retain the law. In dozens of youths tried to shout down Amintore Fanfani. secretary of the dominant Christian Democratic which alone among the government parties is committed to its repeal. Princess tastes Winnipeg mosaic WINNIPEG -Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden got the taste of Winnipeg's cultural mosaic the first day of their five-day visit marking the city's 100th birthday. The day began with an in- spection of Canadian Forces troops and a brief address to the city's 50-member council and ended at a concert by- Harry Belafonte in the Centennial oncert Hall. KITCHEN NOOK SEE ADOtf PAGE 14 The whose entrance in the city hall chamber was heralded by a remarked in her address on the pioneer spirit of the Red River settlers who launched the present city. Incorporated as a settlement in 1874. the community had grown from a fur trading outpost to a cosmopolitan centre of about known for such cultural attractions as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Manitoba Theatre Centre. The princess unveiled a bust of Mayor Stephen pre- sented the veteran mayor with a gold plate and in return re- reived an illustrated history of Winnipeg. grain's principle of nation- alising what remains of the private banking already largely in stole and the insurance business. Mitterrand has made clear he is re-ordering the priorities set out in the common putting the fight against inflation and the strengthening of the franc in first place He still stresses the common program's aim of improving the lot of the worker. He says this must he tailored to the French growth rate. Among the measures still on the even if in modified are improved basic better pensions and better health benefits. Giscard favored PARIS French voters who watched a television debate between the two candidates for President of France awarded a close decision to conservative Valery Giscard an opinion poll says. Political blows fell freely during the 90-minute live encounter with Socialist Francois Mitterrand throwing up his and Giscard d'Estaing kneading his knuckles as the tension mounted. At the neither man seemed to have clearly won. although a poll conducted during the program by the IFOP organization said a small majority of viewers thought the 48-year-old finance minister was slightly ahead At one Giscard d'Estaing told his a man of the past. The future doesn't interest you. It's France's future that interests Mitterrand accused Giscard d'Estaing of politically stabbing Charles rte Gaulle in the back in 1969. The attack was significant as both candidates are engaged in a tough battle to win the 15 per cent of the vote which went to ousted Gaullist challenger Jacques Chaban- Delmas in the first round May 5. The second round will be held May 19. Gisoard d'Estaing warned Frenchmen about Mitterrand's alliance with the powerful French Communist party. Wait turn Injured passengers being removed r'om Chi- cago train before trans- fer to hospital by helicop- ter. 7 70 hurt in train mishap CHICAGO The crash ot two rush-hour elevated which injured more than 170 way the third serious Chicago Transit Authority train accident in a month. The each carrying about. 300 crashed on the South Side Friday as the evening rush hour was ending. Hospitals said those treated had minor injuries and that only a handful were admitted overnight for observation. CTA spokesman Thomas Buck said one tram had come to a stop and was struck from behind by the other The more seriously injured were taken from the elevated structure by fire department ladder and then carried to hos- pitals by helicopters. The rest were placed on another train and then taken to hospitals by CTA buses. Buck said damage to the trains was light On April 27 persons were injured in the derailment of an elevated train as it rounded a sharp curve in the Loop. An in- vestigation showed the motor- man was going too fast. He was fired. Seventeen passengers were injured April 22 when another elevated train was derailed several blocks north of the earlier accident. The CTA said an emergency switch failed to work. NEWARK. NJ. A.L Eisenhauer says he won't disclose how he managed to in Panama the luxurious private Boeing 707 of fugitive financier Robert Vesco. would be like a bank president writing a book on how to rob a the moustachioed pilot said after landing the plane Friday at Newark where it was impounded by receivers for one of Vesco's former corporations. the actual de- tails are so exciting and so James Bond-like that I'll save it for my he said. Eisenhauer said he is writing a hook to be called High Tyranny It is about Vesco in the years from 1968 to 1973. when Eisenhauer was the finanrier's personal pilot arid head ol the aviation division ol his corporations. Lawyer Jay one of the court-appointed receivers ol Vesco's Fairfield General said Friday that Eisenhauer of N J '-just flew it the hell out ol Panama without Vesco's knowledge. Brnenson said the big which Vesco is said to have re- titled tor was used as a airborne Hcncnson and Essex County Shentt's deputies bearing a court order to impound the plane were on hand when Eis- fiihauer brought the jet to Newark. Benenson represents Fairfield and International Controls Corp. International Controls was the central firm in Vesco's fallen international corporate which included Fairfield General. The Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a fugitive believed to be living in Costa of looting million from four mutual funds connected to In- ternational Controls. Ownership of the craft is disputed. Property tax bill reviewed EDMONTON The Alberta government's promised bill to remove the provincial education tax on residential property received first reading Friday in the legislature. There were no changes from the government's announcement in February. The bill simultaneously would remove the 28-mill provincial tax and the education tax worth a maximum of in a mover to streamline the Alberta system of property taxes. a homeowner about a year in property taxes would no longer required to send to provincial government as of the education tax levy. the homeowner would no longer receive a rebate as before. The Alberta government would simply channel the million it would have repaid in rebates directly into the school foundation program. The government expects renters to benefit from the changes since even apartment houses would be excluded from payment of property taxes to the province Crude oil production record set in 1973 LONDON World crude oil production reached a record in 1973 with an increase of nearly nine per cent over despite the supply crisis after the October Middle East war. A statistical review published by British Petroleum Co. Ltd. Friday shows Saudi in the forefront among Arab coun- tries in the use of oil as a political actually raised its output 28 per cent in the year as a whole. Other Arab oil exporters which cut production in the last three months of the year to bring diplomatic pressure on Israel also boosted their output substantially over the Abdu Dhabi by 24 per cent and Qatar by 18 per the BP review shows. Iran raised its output by 16 per cent. the one major Arab producer which stayed out of the produced 35 per. cent more crude oil than the' year before. The United world's largest producer of crude accounted for 16 per cent of the world but produced three per cent than in the previous year and was forced to import more than 300 million tons or 37 per cent of its consumption. This made the U.S. the big- gest oil importer as well as the biggest producer. totally dependent on foreign was the second largest importer. It raised its purchases by 14 per cent or 33 million tons. Missionaries say 113 die in Mozambique massacre LONDON Dutch Roman Catholic missionaries say in a diary published in British newspapers today that Portuguese troops in Mozambique massacred 113 Africans and buried them in a mass grave. The accusations are made by five known as the Pipcus who ran the Sacred Hearts mission at about 120 miles north of the port of Beira in the Portuguese colony where a guerrilla war has raged for the last decade. The missionaries say they closed the mission in March. Their account of the alleged massacres was contained in a diary published by The Times and The Guardian. They list dozens of alleged torture and reports of Portuguese troops razing entire villages in operations against guerrillas of the Mozambique Liberation Front as their sympa- thizers. They say the massacre of the 113 African prisoners took place near Inhaminga last February. The diary says a teen-age boy had his fingernails ripped out and several prisoners said electric shock were used on them by the Portuguese troops. Dissatisfaction with the war against the guerrillas in Portugal's three African colonies was a major cause of last month's coup by Gen. Antonio de Spinola against Premier Marcello Caetano's regime. The future of the three colo- Mozambique and Portuguese uncertain. Spinola proposes self-government within a while the guerrillas say they want complete independence.