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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 Israeli children killed as Arabs fire at hostages Killed by guerrillas dead man is carried from apartment building Typists shielded WASHINGTON The White House is shielding the identity of the typists who transcribed President Nixon's Watergate tapes for fear they might be sources say. One knowledgeable source said Nixon's lawyers several weeks ago made the decision to resist any effort to question the typists about preparation of transcripts dotted with more than passages marked or don't want them said one official who rebuffed a reporter's attempt to learn the identify of the typists. Precautions citizens head for bomb shelters Wilderness development sparks lively debate Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Should the east slopes of the rockies be left virtually untouched or doited with shopping centres and night clubs to attract tourist Socred MLA Charlie Drain told the legislature Tuesday not even youth hostels should be allowed past the periphery of the wilderness areas. Conservative MLA Graham said scenery was not enough He suggested organized ghost towns and coal mines as possible attractions. Not everyone wanted to spend their time walking in the wilderness. Motels were not enough. There must be a well-developed system of entertainment and public transit. particularly American wanted to do as much as possible in 24 Tots hospitalized after eating LSD Ont. Pills that sent seven children to hospital Tuesday were police said Tuesday night. Nancy was reported in satisfactory condition in hospital after having her stomach pumped. Her 3. and and Laurie were held in hospital overnight for observation. Kimberly Gary Downes. 3. and Tina were released after observation The children ate some of the pills they found beside an apartment building here. Police identified the tablets as LSD after examining the remaining pills and seeing the children's behavior. first I heard Deanne hbllering and she was going to jump over the balcony about four to the downstairs said Lorna mother of Lisa and Deanne and aunt of Nancy. She said she brought Deanne into the apartment and all her clothes but she just kept look around like she was seeing said Alvin Deanne's father. she'd just scream while she Nancy just lay there and I thought she was tired. She then started said Mrs. Doxtator hours. There must be places they could spend their Mr. Harle said. Otherwise the slopes' potential as a tourist development will not be he said. But Mr Drain Pincher Creek said people didn't need any artificial stimulation to enjoy themselves He said there shouldn't even be a permanent building allowed in the slopes. They were narrow enough to cross in one day as far as hostels were concerned. is a surfeit of commercialization This is the last block of land in Western Canada that can be utilized for simple recreational The interest of the public came above the making of any The MLA's were speaking during debate of a motion by Tom Chambers Edmonton that the legislature support an interim report of the Environment Conservation Authority. The report recommended development of Westcastle resort for the 1975 Canadq Winter Games. But it said further development should await a final report expected this summer. Mr. Drain said it was probably a mistake to have originally allowed any commercial development at Westcastle He said no crown land should be but held in trust for the public forever From AP-REUTER Israel Three Arab guerrillas and perhaps a dozen of their hostages were killed as Israeli troops stormed a school Wednesday to free about 90 children held by the informed sources said. Asked about this Is- raeli Information Minister Shimon Peres said that several children had died but he gave no specific number. Radio Israel reported earlier that the Arab terrorists had been killed as the Israeli troops stormed the three-storey building at less than 30 minutes before the guerrillas threatened to blow up their captives. Wounded rescued from the said the ter- rorists began firing at them after first assuring them that Red Cross -would come and everything would be all One Israeli hit by said as the terrorists began of us started crying and we ran to the windows and jumped. We ran wherever we whimpered one his faded blue jeans bloody. Several bodies lay on their faces covered by army blankets. Israel's chief of Lt.-Gen. Mordechai stared at the his face twisted with rage and grief. With the firing at its Israeli soldiers raced out of the school carrying children slung on their backs. help us carry the some troops called to their fellow soldiers as the shooting died down. Some town residents had dashed for their underground bomb shelters when the noise of firing and grenades began. They uttered Hebrew prayers as they ran. is a hideous thing for us. It destroys all 'lie years we have put into trying to coexist between Jews and said Daqwar an Arab town councillor of Maalot. Troops guarded the town's Arab districts to prevent ven- geance by Jewish residents. A steady stream of ambu- lances sped through the town to hospitals miles their sirens howling. Police forced bystanders off the road. Defence Minister Moshe Day who commanded the crisis action from .an emergency post set up hi the later inspected the blood-spattered school. He was mobbed by soldiers and townspeople who had earlier denounced him with shouts of is our The attack by the Israeli soldiers followed what appeared to be an Israeli announcing readiness to accede to the terrorists' demands that 20 jailed by the be released and flown to Beirut or Damascus. Minutes before the shooting the Israelis led three Arab temporarily from within shouting distance of the school to talk to the terrorists. One of the guerrillas was a woman. All three were blind- folded. They shouted through loudspeakers to the gunmen arguing in Arabic. Bystanders said the woman may have been Rima Tannous or Therese sentenced two years ago to life imprisonment after they captured a Belgian airliner at Tel Aviv airport and threatened to kill 97 hostages aboard. Israeli troops stormed that freed the passengers and killed two male terrorists in a raid that resembled the charge on the school. Boys and girls were seen leaping from windows as the battle exploded. Reporters at first were held back from the scene. as reporters began running into the they saw pools of blood on the floor of the room where the hostages had been kept by the Arabs. The town of the population are Jews from North Africa and the other half in panic as the firing began. Residents screamed in the streets and the wailing voice of women pierced the noise of the shooting. The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVII 129 MAY 1974 10 Cents 64 Pages City gas prices like yo-yo The price of gasoline was up and down tike a yo-yo at a few city service stations this morning. Some city stations hiked fuel prices by 9.2 to 10 cents a gallon this morning and then decreased them by a like amount about two hours later when it was discovered most stations had not increased their prices. The turning ahead and then back of the meters began when the voluntary freeze on gasoline prices expired this morning. The reprieve from higher gasoline prices is expected to be since the hike is to take place as soon as the major oil companies complete their surveys of the amount of increase being considered by each company. The hike may come -Thursday morning but could be delayed until the end of the according to one oil executive in town today. Gasoline stations which didn't' receive word today of an increase from the oil companies they deal held the line on prices but all statiois including the independents anticipate an increase of between eight and 10 cents a gallon by the end of the week. The anticipated price increase would leave gasoline prices in the city ranging from 51.9 to 56 9 cents a gallon for regular gas and 57 9 to 62.1 for premium gas. until the increase takes city motorists can purchase gas at the local discount stations for 42.9 cents a gallon of regular gas and 47.9 for premium. Most major brand stations are still selling regular gas at a price ranging between 46.9 and 49.9 cents a gallon. The hike in gasoline prices is the result of the federal- provincial reached earlier this that called for an increase in crude 011 prices from to a barrel April 1. The price of gasoline in Alberta was held at the old level by a voluntary freeze until today In Edmonton Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely promised the government will insure that Albertans continue to enjoy the 'lowest gasoline prices in Canada. Mr. Miniely said the province will be monitoring gas prices in Alberta and all other provinces. It will determine the average price across Canada by the end of May. knowing our goal will be to insure prices lower than any province in Mr. Miniely said in an interview Just beating the change Gordon McDonald and Ted Wilkins change gas price on pump of 'local garage under watchful eye of customer Henry Rallion. sswssas Northern czar flap continues EDMONTON The opposition Tuesday night continued its dogged .fight No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish May the Victoria Day holiday. Display advertisers are reminded that advertisements for May and May must be received by 5 p.m. and for May by 5 p.m. Friday. Classified advertisements submitted by a.m. Saturday will appear May 21. Editor pays PM's'back taxes' of CALGARY A man has bailed Prime Minister Trudeau out of having to pay back taxes on a 50-by-120-foot lot in Pa- given to the Lib- eral leader in 1972. not a hide-bound Lib- but a joke's a joke and it was bordering on being Jim publisher of the Brooks said was probably causing the PM some embarrassment so I paid the taxes which amounted to a grand sum of including a 10-cent pen- Title to the in the com- munity about 100 miles south- west of was sent to Mr. Trudeau in the fall of 1972 by area farmer Albert who said he felt the prime minister have a western White House similar to President The title was presented as a gift to show after 19 Conservative members were elected from Alberta that that he still had one friend in explained the self-confessed Con- servative. Title to the lot was legally transferred to the prime min- ister in 1973. Council Reeve Tom Mus- grove said the residents of the about 100 miles east of made a. point of coming into his office to ask Trudeau's paid up When he replied that the prime minister they would ask the hell they should Mr. Musgrove was earlier reported as saying that the lot had of and was but Mr. Nesbitt said this was not so. not much of a lot- mostly stones and it's not covered by Mr. Ketchmark had de- scribed the land as virtually worthless. against a bill to create a powerful commissioner for north-eastern Alberta. The opposition entered the fight in committtee of the whole with numerous amendments to the bill. It saw four defeated. a black day tor the democratic process in Jim Henderson Wetaskiwin said during the three-hour debate. The bill has been the one piece of government legislation the opposition has been able to mount an offensive on despite the defection of six opposition members to vote in favor of it in Turned down by the government Tuesday night were moves to turn the one- man commission into a partially elected three-man an attempt to make the commissioner a government minister responsible to the legislature and an attempt to at least allow the legislature as a whole to appoint the commissioner. The fourth amendment from Opposition Leader Bob Clark was raised as a matter of principle. It repeated the demand that the commission governing the- northeast be partially elected but was brought up under a different the bill. is important to have on the record the efforts of the opposition to make the best of this very woefully weak Mr. Clark said. Inside I Classified .26-31 7 can make you but you'll have to stay Comics..........24 Comment 4 District............15 Family 33-35 Local Markets.......25 Sports..........21-23 Theatres..........7 TV .............6 Weather...........3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH THURS. SHOWERS Government backs local food plant Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON A major frozen food plant is to be built in Lethbridge to process Southern Alberta products The Alberta Opportunity Company will lend Com-Pac Foods Ltd. up to to Seen and heard About town Mark Campbell getting tongue-tied trying to tell the time Henry Boumans welcoming a at the neighbors while his wife Elizabeth is away even though daughter Debbie's cooking is progressing build The Herald learned today. To compete with other major manufacturers of pre- packaged for the Alberta and Canadian the plant is considered a major breakthrough by government officials. certainly is an important new form of Ed director of the said in a telephone interview. While not immediately available for comment. Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer is pleased with the development. His department has been pushing to develop secondary processing of agricultural products within Alberta and other plants are in store for the province-' ;