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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD May 1974 News In brief Man who made decision to storm book awards announced OTTAWA Six books have won their authors the Governor General's literary awards for the Canada Council announced today. The award-winning books were chosen by an 18-member committee from among 400 books published by Canadians in 1973. They Painters in a New a history of 18th and 19th century painters by Michael Lions at Her a collection of poetry by Miriam The Temptations of Big a novel by Rudy L'HiverJe a novel by Rejean Quebec en Amerique au 19eme an economic history by Albert Quebec and La Main au a collection of poems .by Roland Montreal. Hospital workers return MONTREAL About non-professional workers at Sacre Coeur Hospital were back on the job today after staging a four-day walkout. another workers at Notre Dame Hospital plan work stoppages. U union spokesman for the Notre Dame workers said a work stoppage was staged Thursday in an effort to resolve grievances with Uie hospital administration and would continue today. suspect hurt HINES Alta. An RCMP officer and his alleged assailant are both in hospital today following a shooting and knifing here Thursday. An RCMP staff sergeant from the Peace River detachment received knife wounds to the chest as he tried to take a rifle from a district farmer who was subsequently shot in the neck. Udall for WASHINGTON Rep. Morris K. Udall of Arizona will begin this weekend an exploratory campaign for the presidency at the urging of 27 of his colleagues in the house. The Liberal who represents a constituency centered on will speak in Milwaukee and Madison. this weekend. He is scheduled to appear in St. Louis and in Florida within the nest two weeks. Turner trial nears end Fla. The trial of cosmetics king Glenn W. Turner and seven former business which began Sept. 17. 1973. is expected to go to the jury Monday. Disputed government claims that the Defense lawyer H. Robinson disrupted government claims that the defendants deceived prospective investors in Turner's cosmetics Koscot Interplanetary by concentrating on selling distributorships and failing to provide enough products for the distributors to sell. B.C. MLAs approve budget VICTORIA Members of the British Columbia legislature took a holiday today after approving the spending estimates of four government departments Thursday. MLAs whipped through approval of the 4 million spending estimates of the provincial secretary's the million 1974-75 fiscal year spending budget for the travel industry the million department of public works budget and the million budget of the department of forests and water resources after eight days of debate. The house then adjourned to Tuesday 'Immigrants needed' EDMONTON The Alberta division of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association has asked the provincial government to develop a policy of attracting H. B. an official of the CMA's Edmonton said Thursday. He declined to elaborate on just what concept had been laid before the government but said quick action to attract skilled workers and immigrants to Alberta was necessary. Major projects could be jeopardized by a labor he with the supply of workers across the country being low. Coal export ban asked WASHINGTON Representative Ken Hechler urged Congress Thursday to ban the exporting of United States except to a time when coal is critically in demand to meet Do you have PROBLEMS taking GOOD Then let the experts show you how in end talk with GERRY or RANDY KWIKKOLOR 327-4884 'Same Day Service on Your Color Prints' UM Southern AMwta'i only KWIK KOLOft SERVICE now l IQA In Murphy's CMIMTI A Stow lit Sponvood Co-op Store In Plnehor Crook CordMon Ptwrmocy In the nation's energy The West Virginia in a House of Representatives said he was dismayed at recent National Coal Association figures showing total U.S. exports of bituminous coal in the first three months of 1974 increased 18 per cent from shipments in the same period of 1973. you ever hear of any- thing so crazy as stepping up the exports of coal at a time when we are suffering more and more damage from strip- Hechler asked. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS -Gen. Guy Granville former chief of the general staff and Canada's top battlefield com- mander during the Second World after a lengthy ill- ness. Harold C. pastor of the Jarvis St. Baptist Church and president of the Canadian Council of Evangelical of a cardiac arrest. Mich. Julius violinist and conductor of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra for 31 years. BRIDGE RUQ DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 324-4722 COLLEOC MALL 'They were the longest minutes of my life' JERUSALEM Lt- Gen. Mordechai Israel's chief of said Thursday the time it took to storm the schoolhouse at Maalot the longest minutes of my Fighteen youngsters as well as three Arab terrorists were killed in a shootout Wednesday in the half-Arab border village. at a news said he ordered the attack on the schoolhouse after negotia- tions through French and Ro- manian diplomats for the re- lease of 85 youngsters held by terrorists broke down. The actual storming of the 25 soldiers coming in from one side and 25 from the opposite only about two or three Gur said. He said the first Israeli sol- dier into the room cut an elec- tric cable leading to the terrorists' main explosives preventing it from going off and killing everyone inside. In the hours before Israeli troops stormed the Is- raeli officers and the terrorists sporadically negotiated by loudspeaker in Arabic and while French and Romanian ambassadors awaited a code word needed to act as go- betweens. The code word never arrived. This is part of the record of that as released by the Israeli government Thurs- .p.m. must hear of our comrades' arrival in Damascus before we release the children. We are bound by our headquarters instructions and orders. We cannot wait longer than 1800 we can't change our orders and extend that limit. At 6 o'clock we shall take off our webbing and at the same time explode the mines along the are making all the arrangements for the transfer of your comrades so that they'll arrive there before 6 o'clock. Please be patient and don't do anything and God willing everything will end well. We on our part shall do everything so your comrades will reach Beirut as quickly as children here with us are watching our they can see the explosives. Act if you want to save them. We told the boys and girls that we'll release them if our 20 comrades are freed. They are asking you to do something. Orders are or- ders. We can't play games with them. At 6 o'clock all will be over. Six o'clock will be the is now 1618 hours. We say 1800 Palestine time. When the am- bassador he'll give us the code word. We shall wait only until 1800 hours. If the ambassadors are coming we shall ask them to enter one by one. They'll give the code and deliver the message from our Romanian ambassador is in contact with your headquarters to obtain permission for you to extend the ultimatum. This is why he is late in arriving here. Can you contact your headquarters and receive such instructions Let us know also what you want us to do when the ambassador is running out at 1800 and there is no need for a lot of talk. The operation will end at 1800 according to our command's instructions. Consider whether to release 20 comrades or to have the school with 85 pupils blown Listen closely. The ambassador must come here and give us the code word. If he does not have the he should not The terrorists are told the ambassador does not have a code word. the code this is a trick. It is now you have another 45 minutes. We'll let you look at the hostages as they are watching our the am- bassador agrees to give us the code he should be good enough to come here. Without the code we are not per- mitting anyone to This was the last message in the Israeli text. About 10 min- utes later the firing began. THREE EACH YEAR The Molson Prize of the Canada worth is for contributions to the social sciences or humanities or to national unity and is awarded three North New CLCpresident Joe with NDP leader David Lewis Reformers take over CLC Lisbon talking to rebels LISBON Portu- gal's new coalition cabinet of civilian politicians may be on the way to a political breakthrough in the difficult problem of its African territories. But the government faces increasing labor trouble at home. The new foreign Dr. Mario begins today in Senegal talks with leaders of African guerrillas fighting in Portuguese Guinea. Senegalese President Leopold Senghor sent his personal plane to Lisbon to take Dr. Soares to Dakar. Dr. leader of the once- banned Portuguese Socialist was named foreign minister in the Portuguese government announced Thurs- day by President Antonio de Spinola. Portuguese on the western bulge of is the smallest of Portugal's three territories. If Dr. Soares can make headway with the guerrillas of the African Party for the independence of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde similar political settlement could be extended to a second Angola. In Dar es mean- leaders of the Mozam- bique Liberation Front began discussions with emissaries of the Lisbon government on ways of finding a political solution to end the war in that colony. Manhunt starts for SLA From AP-REUTER LOS ANGELES FBI agents poured into Los Angeles early today as a manhunt developed for three members of the Symbionese Liberation Army reported involved in a store shoot-out late Thursday. The shoot-out began when a guard at a clothing shop in the southwest suburb of Inglewood tried to arrest a white man and woman he thought were trying to shoplift a pair of socks. The two escaped to a red van under a hail of covering fire from a sub-machine gun wielded by a man in the van. But as they ran from the store they dropped a revolver registered to Emily one of the SLA members being sought for questioning in con- nection with the Patricia kirlnanninff on Feb. 4. VANCOUVER A stunning victory for a reform group of unions at the Canadian Labor Congress biennial convention Thursday was greeted by wild cheering as new faces took over three of the four top congress executive jobs. Although Joe an in- cumbent on the four-man per- manent was chosen congress as two candidates backed by the outgoing CLC executive were defeated by large majorities as the delegates showed displeasure with the labor organization's establishment. Even Mr. Morris faced unexpected opposition as more than one-third of the delegates cast votes for a virtually-unknown Gilbert Mac- Intyre from N.S. The ballots cast against Mr. Morris reflected a protest Mr Maclntyre said. Serving with Mr. Morris on the permanent executive are Donald Montgomery of as secretary- Shirley Carr of Niagara an executive and Julien Major of also an executive vice-president. which ends has so far lived up to its advance billing by retiring president Donald MacDonald as one of the most unpredictable in years. QFL SUPPORTED Besides the drama of the election which were greeted by joyful floor demon- strations by reform group sup- the delegates approved by an overwhelming majority a bid for more power from the Quebec Federation of Labor. That approval first required the rejection of a recommendation by the old congress executive. The executive proposal would have sidetracked the QFL request for more control over financial and labor council programs. After the delegates overruled their executive Wednesday night the QFL issue was brought back early Thursday morning on the floor and the Quebec group's resolution was supported. The resolution now is referred to the incoming executive for appropriate action. QFL president Louis a dominant figure at this was strong in his praise for the support the Quebec members received from their English-speaking counterparts. With only 300 delegates to the the QFL had to lobby long and hard to collect support for their position. When the vote was taken they won by an 80 per cent majority. More tape material leaked to papers WASHINGTON se- cret evidence heard by the House of Representatives judiciary committee studying impeachment of President Nixon has been made public for the second time in as many suggesting a crack in the committee's previously tight security. The Washington Post pub- lished Thursday the com- mittee's transcript of a key Watergate of Sept. between the former White House counsel John Dean and Nixon's former chief of H. R. Haldeman. The Post reported the contents of a tape the com- mittee heard a June conversation be- tween Haldeman and former attorney-general John Mitchell. Presidential spokesmen criticized Thursday's accounts of part of the Sept. 15 conversation that appeared in The Post and the Boston Globe. The Post printed the White House transcript of the Sept. 15 conversation and the judiciary committee version side-by-side. The side-by-side comparison covered almost two and a half pages. The tapes were among those turned over to the committee by a Watergate grand jury and kept under strict rules of se- crecy. the Boston Globe reported today that committee chairman Peter Rodino is so concerned about leaks that he ordered all of the committee's transcripts of tapes impounded as committee members left the hearing room Thursday. On Thursday night members of the committee heard Nixon complain on a White House tape that the Watergate burglars probably would get long sentences while a black who held up a store would get two years. The committee also got word from White House lawyers that it would get a response today or Monday to its request for evidence relating to the ITT antitrust settlement and political contributions from the dairy industry. If the material is not turned the panel is expected to issue a subpoena. In other Watergate-related developments. attorney-general Richard Kleindienst pleaded guilty to refusing to answer Senate questions about the ITT case. the second cabinet member in history to be faces a possible one-month jail sentence and a maximum fine. in the Senate Wa- tergate committee said senior White House aides moved to cushion the impact of a tax probe into the affairs of C. G. Rebozo after Treasury secretary William Simon warned of possible embarrassment to Nixon. Cabs idle VANCOUVER City cabs were idle today after drivers parked their cars at 5 a.m. PDT in a 24-hour protest against interim fare increases passed by Vancouver's vehicles for hire board. approved Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The opposition's to the over establishment of a powerful commissioner for northeastern Alberta ended Thursday night. Opposition spokesmen from three factions maintained their resistance right to the last clause and third day of committee study of the bill. But the bill finally went through on a 35-25 vote which defeated the last of nine major amendments proposed by the opposition. It turned out the government has already begun interviewing applicants for the post described by the opposition as a dictatorship for one-eighth of the province. But Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell has consistently maintained that unusual powers are necessary to co-ordinate the delivery of services to the fast-expanding oil sands region. He has said a minister responsible to the legislature could not spend his time on the spot supervising the movement of men and materials to build schools and everything else the new communities will need. ''Regrettably we're trodding into new ground in ground that shouldn't be trod at Opposition Leader Bob Clark said in summing up the opposition's objections. Defeated were amendments which would have made an elected minister responsible for the a three-man commision partially elected from the a commissioner appointed by the legislature as a whole and one which would guaranteed local authorities a voice on an advisory committee to the commissioner. Caouette energetic' Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Real national leader of the Social Credit one of the most colorful personalities in the current political described himself Thursday as and energetic1' and ready to wage a strenuous election tour. I'm a diabetic. But I was watching a hockey player the other day who is also a dia- betic. He played one of the best games of all the players. I intend to do the promised a smiling Real as he held a press conference here. He wants to see our parlia- mentary system altered so that elections come every four years on a fixed date. In the Commons if a government was defeated on a major piece of legislation it should just be required to withdraw that bill instead of having to he said. Canadian people are sick and tired of he said. He will also campaign for economic and monetary reform He wants to see the old age pension paid at age 60 and the amount raised to a month. A similar pension should be paid to the spouse of a pensioner even if she has not yet reached he added. shouldn't have to go out at night and wash floors because their husbands have been retired on a small he said. Mr. Caouette said the Social Credit party will run more candidates in this election than in the 1972 campaign. There will be candidates in every province Strike may close U of C CALGARY The University of Calgary may be forced to shut down in the summer if summer staff balk at an arbitration a Civil Service Association official said Thursday. CSA negotiator Walter Sawadsky said in an interview that writing is on the wall that the university may be forced to The board of governors decided Tuesday that a two- month-old contract dispute between the university and the support comprising of maintenance technicians and will go to arbitration. Mr. Sawadsky said it will take about two weeks for the arbitration board chairman to be selected and a further two to three weeks for an award to be handed down. That means the award won't be received by the support staff until the end of he said. In the are already leaving their jobs for better paying positions in the order for the support staff to get parity with city the university will have to pay between and a month more. All I have seen is a tight-fisted but civil bunch of university ;