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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Girl tells of ordeal broken glass everywhere9 Tanur Bei-Hami is a II year oM girt who wit imMf M Israeli itndeitt held koiuie Wednesday by three Arab terroritu In Maalot. She gave thli account of her ordeal from her hospital bed. By TAMAR BEN HAMU Israel We were sleeping on the sec- ond floor of the school when we heard shouts at 4 o'clock. Three terrorists came in and began firing at the soldiers accompanying our group. Speaking good one of them said down and we will not harm He led us into a classroom and we were crying and shouting We were so fright- ened. they separated us. The boys went upstairs and the girls down A girl soldier with Nar- kiss was called by the Arabs. They gave her a piece of paper with demands they were asking our govern- ment and sent her outside. The Arab who spoke Hebrew was fairly nice. He kept telling us to calm down. But there was another one who was quite brutal and threatened us. The Hebrew speaker told him to leave us alone Now and then the Arabs would shoot out the windows. Allowed to eat We were allowed to drink our water and eat our provi- sions. Then the Arabs prepared their explosives and put them on a table and told be one said Israel gives us the prison- ers you won't be harmed. But if they we'll blow up the building. After that we didn't want to eat or drink any more. We are all a religious school in nearby Sa- fad. We took out a Bible and read and we prayed to God and we pleaded with the Arabs not to set off the explosives. the cruel Arab you don't shut up I'll kill you one by We also argued among our- selves whether Israel should give in. One of the girls asked the Hebrew speaker. want lo ask you something but don't get angry he said. don't you want peace with Israel which doesn't want not we said. But he didn't want to ar- gue. must have been after 5 o'clock-the Hebrew speaker said am going downstairs to set off the Everything exploded Then everything exploded around us. The whole building shook like an earthquake. I don't know who started shooting first. It was terrible. Blood and broken glass every- where A bullet went through my back into my stomach. We were screaming. There was fire and smoke. We started jumping out of the windows. Our soldiers were below. I jumped out a window cry- ing I'm A soldier caught me and the next thing I remember was this hospital TROOPS STORM SCHOOL BLOODIED GIRL GETS HELP The LctMwridgc Herald Israeli jets VOL LXVII 130 MAY 36 Pages Olson offers to stand Former federal agriculture minister H A Olson of Jenner will seek the Liberal nomination in the Medicine Hat riding Wednesday at 8 p m in the Medicine Hat Library Auditorium Mr who was defeated by Tory MP Bert Hargrave m the 1972 met with the constituency Liberal executive Wednesday to announce his Thrtl' general issues face electors for the July 8 Mr Olson said in a telephone interview today Stability in the continued development of regions outside the large metropolitan areas and increased market development for agriculture will be high on Mr Olson's campaign platform On the other side of the political Medicine Hat Tones will choose their candidate for the July 8 election at a convention May 25 The convention is scheduled for the Medicine Hat High School Auditorium at 7 30 p m The only declared candidate is Mr Hargrave Spring storm hits Calgary CALGARY A spring stomr unleashed snow and lightning on the city Wednesday knocking out power transformers and contributing to a rash of minor traffic accidents bomb camps DAVID BLY photo White House admits transcript deletion Pig fry Seen and heard About town Hungry restaurant goers Theron Sommerfeldt and Martin Oosterveld wondering if the waitress had gone fishing to fill their order restaurant cook Mike Santangello carrying his lunch to work WASHINGTON -The White House confirmed today that the tape transcripts made public omitted a presidential discussion of retaliation against the Washington Post and the lawyer for the Democratic party President Nixon supported attempts to frustrate federal renewal of the licences for Post broadcast outlets and to tie up lawyer Edward Bennett Williams for weeks through FBI reported The The Boston Globe and CBS The discussion was I Inside 'Oh yea' Well our minority government will be better than your minority Classified Comics Comment District Family Local Markets 29 Sports..........15-18 Theatres ..7 TV...............6 Weather ......3 Youth..........8 LOW TONIGHT HIGH FRIDAY SHOWERS. contained in the transcript furnished to the of Representatives judiciary committee but was omitted from the public version because it did not relate to the president's actions on Water- said White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler. Ziegler urged Chairman Peter Rodmo of the judiciary committee to put a stop to breach of committee in leaking the transcript contents At the same White House lawyer James St Clair told reporters on Capitol Hill that he would ask the com- mittee to open its impeachment session to the public to foreclose further leaks The president's chief Water- gate lawyer made the state- ment as he entered the hearing room During a closed session Wednesday committee mem- bers listened to the tape of a Sept conversation President Nixon had with H. R Haldeman and John W Dean III. The White House had released on April 30 an edited transcript of that conversation Published reports appearing today showed that the White House version left out discussion of possible administration retaliation aeamst the Washington Post for its reporting of Watergate The committee's impeach- ment staff played two White House tapes for members dur- ing a four-hour closed session. Another full day of hearing Watergate evidence in closed session was scheduled today A small pig barn burn- ed to the ground Wed- nesday night on the Ken Anderson farm five mrles south of Magrath. Seven sows and-about 50 small pigs were destroyed in the fire. The which caused about was believed to have been caused by a faulty furnace. From AP-Reuter BEIRUT Israeli jets rocketed and strafed seven refugee camps and guerrilla bases in southern Lebanon the Lebanese defence ministry said Guerrilla sources said 15 persons were and Beirut radio interrupted its broadcasts to appeal for blood donors The raids came less than 24 hours after the terrorist raid on the Maalot school m which 20 Israeli schoolchildren were killed The defence ministry said Lebanese air defences intercepted the planes and drove them off. Casualties and damage were not immediately the statement said The planes ma raid that lasted only 20 minutes bombed and rocketed targets ranging from the southern Lebanese mountains to the outskirts of a city of one the ministry statement said TARGETS The defence ministry listed seven targets Em Rachaya al- Al-Khraybe and Mahrouna in south and Maaroufiya and Burj el- Barajneh in the Mount Lebanon district close to the capital The Palestine news agency confirmed that the camp of Em el-Helweh just outside the port city of Sidon came under attack. At least two rockets appeared to hit inside the camp Em el-Helweh is the biggest of the 15 recognized Palestinian camps in Lebanon It houses about says the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Northern Israel was on the alert after security forces discovered another band of Arab guerrillas slipped across the Lebanese border during the Radio Israel said All schools were closed to prevent any repetition of the massacre at ''Maalot in which 20 Israeli schoolchildren were killed Officials said the guerrillas cut the barbed-wire border fence near a small farm settlement on the western edge of the Israeli panhandle that juts up between Lebanon and Syria In the leader of the guerrilla group that claimed responsibility for the Maalot vowed to struggle against Kissinger's peace mission the end State Secretary Henry Kissinger of the United States returned to Damascus to try to pin down an agreement to disengage Syrian and Israeli forces on the Golan but prospects for a successful end to his mission were fading fast Kissinger was expected here Wednesday but had to postpone his visit 24 hours because of the Arab terrorist attack on a school in northern Funeral services at Israel for children who died in Wednesday's Arab guerrilla attack on the northern township of Maalot were disturbed by demonstrators demanding revenge President Ephraim Katzir and Deputy Premier Yigal Allon were forced to leave before they could deliver their eulogies at the grave side In External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp condemned the attack as an act repulsive as to be almost unbelievable UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim said m a statement that violent actions are to be condemned whatever their especially when they include innocent including children In British Prime Minister Harold Wilson called the raid evil outrage No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish May the Victoria Day holiday Display advertisers are re- minded that advertisements for May must be received by 5 p m Friday Classified advertisements submitted by 11 30 a m Satur- day will appear May 21 Gas stations 'wait and see' Gasoline prices were hiked by 10 cents at a few service stations a few others expect to increase their prices by nine to 10 cents but most outlets continue to charge the Tuesday's price Prices in the city were expected to be hiked at almost all stations by this but the anticipated didn't happen and most gasoline outlets now don't expect to turn their pump meters ahead before May 21 Most major oil company stations are playing a and game with each other and with the independent stations in the city before deciding what price they will charge for their gasoline One service station operator said todav the major brand stations are forced to study the market place in Lethbridge before increasing prices because of the stiff competition provided by the discount stations ''There are more discounters in Lethbndge per capita than in any other city in he claimed As a result of the Lethbndge motorists are paying as little as 42 9 cents and as much as 56 9 a gallon for regular depending on whether the outlet has decided to play the game. Gov9t says it acted on Blair report By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The government says it has acted with dispatch to implement sweeping changes in mental health care as recommended by Dr W R N Blair But it admits that mental health research came a poor last when it set the priorities to overhaul care of the mentally ill Reacting to a series of artiv. s in The which included criticisms of government inaction on the some from Dr Blair Health Minister Neil Crawford says have moved with firm resolve on the important recommendations. None of them have we failed to He says two years is not an unreasonable amount of time for setting in gear a number of policies that would change people's lives. The Conservative government came to power in the fall of two years after Dr. Blair wrote his report By the spring of it proclaimed a Mental Health Act said to be a pacesetter for North America To implement the it appointed a provincial advisory council on mental health with representatives in the field and lay persons as members By August of last it was in operation The council has worked out the master plan to decentralize mental health care through regional advisory councils with some of the same status as medical hospital boards. It was one of Dr Blair's major recommendations and Mr. Crawford says the government is listening to its advisers. But in the shuffle to get the council under way and provide immediate improvements in research requirements were virtually ignored. The minister says that will change He even agrees with Dr Blair that could be a reasonable amount to spend That compares with spent in 1973. He is cautious about going any further than saying the government will consider a behavioral research institute recommended in the report Dr. Charles the government's head of mental health says Dr. Blair is very bitter about the past lack of funding for research But as chairman of the provincial advisory Dr. Blair now has access to the ear of the government His appointment as chairman is an important plus as far as Mr Crawford is concerned is a strong measure of continuity and full co-operation on the part of the government to bring in Dr Blair to head the advisory he says As to a lack of action on the bulk of 189 recommendations in the Mr Crawford says looking at it statistically is not a worthwhile exercise Ten or 15 recommendations would fall in one area of mental health we're moving m most areas He even quotes a speech Dr Blair made only last month to the Canadian Mental Health Association Lougheed made mental health perform one of his campaign promises and when he was elected he began to act on that promise Action has continued regularly since that Dr Blair said in the speech Among the problems mentioned in the were lack of research funds and lack of co ordination among government departments dealing with mental health Additional reports on page 19. ;