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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1874 News in brief Wilson secretary gets peerage LONDON Marcia Prime Minister Harold Wilson's private secretary who was involved in a controversial land deal was given a life peerage today. Mrs. by sqme dissident Labor MPs who have alleged she exercises undue political influence over at the centre of a political storm soon after Wilson's government took office in March. Newspapers revealed she had a financial interest in a land reclamation deal arranged by her Anthony a close friend of the prime minister. Wilson was not accused of involvement. Mrs. has been Wilson's secretary for 18 years. It is understood although created a she will continue working for the prime minister. million spent on LBJ ranch WASHINGTON -The United States government spent approximately million on property owned by the late President Lyndon Johnson while he was in the House of Representatives government operations committee has re- ported. The which dis- closed earlier that million has been spent on President Nixon's said most of the funds for the Johnson properties were spent on security facilities. Air accord goes into effect TOKYO Japan and China agreed in Peking Thurs- day to put their civil aviation agreement formally into effect. Kyodo news service reported Taiwan immediately confirmed the termination of service to Ja- pan by its flag China Air Lines. Japan Air Japan's in- ternational flag sus- pended service to Taiwan April 21 as one of the conditions of the pact. China Air Lines began on the same day holding up its service to Japan in retaliation The Peking-Tokyo agreement will allow Japanese planes to fly to Shanghai and Peking and on to Europe Chinese planes will fly to Tokyo and Osaka and on to North America. The agreement was signed in Peking on April 20. Premier reconsiders resignation BANGKOK Resigned Premier Sanya Thammasak said today he will return to head Thailand's government because of given to by all sectors of the country The decision came after Sanya received overwhelming support Thursday from the National Assembly and almost all segments of the country's leadership and public. Sanya resigned Tuesday in sympathy with cabinet mem- bers who were under public pressure to quit. Con- he will have to be asked by King Bhumibol Adulyadej to form a new gov- but this is considered a technicality in view of his assembly support. Japan blasts nuclear test TOKYO the only country to have suf- fered nuclear has sharply criticized India for its nuclear test blast last weekend Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira told a Diet foreign affairs com- mittee today was most regrettable that India has con- ducted a nuclear He said he hopes that India will pursue the peaceful use of nuclear energy because he be- lieves both India and Japan have responsibilities in the maintenance of peace in Asia Referring to a question about Japan's economic co- operation with Ohira wants to consider this after as- certaining India's military and diplomatic policies hereafter It is too early to say now what to Colson turns evangalist Mich. Charles former White House special has turned evangelist who has been indicted for conspiracy in the Watergate cover-up and in the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg's presided over a prayer breakfast Thursday be- fore about 300 civic and busi- ness leaders in this central Michigan town. Life for killing soldiers BELFAST A North- ern Ireland farmer was sen- tenced Thursday to life imprisonment for the murder BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FRfcE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 1 COLLEGE of three British soldiers and the attempted murder of four others. Court was told Malachy Bernard admitted planting a mine that blew up a Land Rover in 1972. Three soldiers in the vehicle were killed and two others se- verely injured. O'Kane was also said to have admitted firing shots at two soldiers _riding in a van behind the -Land Rover. If you can wait 2 days Nab the Roundup double-barreled bargains from an inventory of millions of dollars' Shoppers Stoppers start May 27 Simpsons-Sears PM upstages Stanfield campaign kickoff By THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada's national political leaders barnstormed the Prairies competing for votes in the busiest day yet of the July 8 election campaign. All took shots at each other's policies and but Prime Minister Trudeau added a new twist by trying to upstage the official campaign kick-off by Progressive Con- servative Leader Robert Stanfield. En route to Saskatchewan for his first western Mr. Trudeau stopped briefly in Winnipeg to announce 800 new jobs for the city's aerospace industry. Winnipeg was announced well in advance as the city where Mr. Stanfield would begin his campaign and the Conservative leader found himself competing for attention because of the prime minister's visit. David federal New Democratic Party spent the day in fielding questions from a student audience and criticizing the federal and Alberta governments for their handling of a dispute over petrochemical projects. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette remained in campaigning in his own riding of Temiscamingue. Mr. Trudeau touched down in Winnipeg just long enough to hold a news conference and announce a new air carrier to improve local service in the Winnipeg Brandon Dauphin Yorkton Saskatoon area. He also said the government has authorized a purchase of two aircraft from a company at and will transfer overhaul operations for 707 military jets to Winnipeg. The aim is to create at least 800 new On other Mr. Stanfield made his first major promise of the tell- ing supporters at an evening rally that a Conservative gov- ernment would act quickly to cut taxes for low-income wage earners. Parliament would be called into session quickly and cutting taxes would be one of his first acts if elected prime he said. He did not say how great a reduction he would propose. He also said low-wage ear- ners would not suffer from the Conservative proposal of wage and price controls. A Conservative government would be to the point of he but it would not ignore the plight of those who find it hardest to pay for clothing and shelter The Conservatives opened their campaign in Winnipeg in the hope of unseating Defence Minister James Richardson. Mr. who has worked strenuously to upgrade the city's aerospace appeared at the news conference with Mr. Trudeau. In Mr. Lewis criticized Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed and federal Energy Minister Donald Macdonald for arguing publicly over petrochemical developments. The NDP leader said the premier was acting like an Arab oil producer by threatening to cut off Alberta to if plans go ahead for a milhon petrochemical plant in the southwestern Ontario city. He accused Mr. Macdonald of and unacceptable for threatening to retaliate by using federal export-licencing powers to force Alberta to co- operate. Mr. after stopping in pushed on to Sas- katoon where he visited a fac- tory employing handicapped and mingled with late-afternoon shoppers at a busy downtown arcade. He flew to North for an evening rally where he dealt directly with the issue of his own personality. is asking you to like he told an attentive audience of about 1.000 at a high school auditorium. appeal to you to judge me not as a person but to think of the country we are living in and the times we are living He said he is part of the Lib- eral team and this government been bad to Haven't you by and a government that has come to grips with the problems it had to He received a warm reception and spent about an hour shaking hands. He returned to Saskatoon afterward and flies to British Columbia today for another full campaign day. Mr. Stanfield will campaign in Quebec and Mr. Lewis will spend the day Never too young Prime minister Trudeau a with young supporter. Kissinger plans to offer Israel-Syria compromise JERUSALEM U.S State Secretary Henry Kissin- ger said today he plans to offer his own compromise proposal aimed at breaking the Syrian-Israeli deadlock over troop limitations on the Golan front. As he tank and artil- lery fire boomed along the front and Israeli and Syrian planes attacked each other's positions on the rocky plateau. The Syrians said they knocked down three Israeli but the Tel Aviv command said all its planes returned safely. are considering whether approaching the issue of thinning out forces with an American proposal might help Kissinger told reporters after meeting Israeli leaders for nearly three hours. Information Minister Shimon Peres said Kissinger is contemplating a which he declined to spell out. But he said the secretary's idea is bridging proposition which Judge refuses to send Indian couple to jail CALGARY Suspended sentences were given to an Indian couple Thursday by an Alberta Supreme Court judge because start must be made somewhere in providing something to give these people training and a Charles Raw and Stella Turning were charged in connection with the Jan 24 robbery and beating of an elderly Calgary man. Both testified they were drunk at the time and could not remember the incident. Mr. Justice Hugh John MacDonald said the plight of alcoholic Indians requires the urgent attention of the provincial cabinet. spends millions and billions in this country on welfare programs for every Constable 'not forced' to resign OTTAWA The RCMP reiterated Thursday that no pressure was involved in the resignation of Toronto Constable Michael Ryan after his involvement in labor organization within the force. A statement released after an enquiry said Constable Ryan's decision to leave was his personal made well in advance. Constable a seven- year veteran of the had been elected early this month to represent Toronto area Mounties in discussions on forming a union. RCMP mem- bers have been prohibited since 1918 from joining trade variety of he said. it offers no facility ready at hand to assist these two 1 people still in the early years of their is the obligation of the Crown to find some means of handling the problem that offers some The Crown must find an alternate to jail sentences or to the present counselling or detoxification centres now Mr. Justice MacDonald said. He termed detoxification a drying adding that counselling in its present form was merely giving advice which did not solve alcohol problems. Dr. Keith director of psychiatry at Foothills said natives need to be isolated from city and the nearest beer parlor. They should be given training and employment until they develop sufficient resources to return successfully to city life. Alcoholic rehabilitation centres are designed with middle white individuals in he said. Theywere not much help to Indians. would take into consideration the particular sharp sensibilities of both Kissinger1 introduced a U.S. initiative last week and won both side's approval of a truce line. A senior U.S. official said Kissinger will return to the Syrian capital later in the day or hoping to wrap up an agreement separating the two countries' armies in the Golan Heights. With or without an agree- the official the U S diplomat will go home on which would be the 28th day of his marathon shuttle-diplomacy mission. The official said Thursday night that Israel and Syria are to agreement on thinning out their forces. He said the progress came after Kissinger offered suggestions privately to Israeli Premier Golda Meir and later to President Hafez Assad of Syria in hours of talks. Kissinger also made progress on determining the size of tfie United Nations force that will patrol the thinned-out regions and a buffer zone between the opposing armies. A ceasefire line between the two sides al- ready is set. Forms gov't JERUSALEM Pre- mier-designate Yitzhak Rabin of Israel announced today that he has formed a replacing Golda and hopes to name his cabinet by Saturday night a former military chief of staff and ambassador to told President Ephraim Katzir he had taken longer than the 21 days author- ized to form a cabinet because he had been busy with the Is- raeli team negotiating with U S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger to try to end the conflict with Syria. Dief gets ninth Prine Albert nod Compiled from Canadian Press Former prime minister John Diefenbaker was nominated for the ninth time Thursday r'ght at age 78 to contest Prince Albert constituency for the Progressive Conservatives. It marks his 14th federal election campaign. Twelve of them were successful. stood for what I believe to be right and in whatever time is left to I will undertake to continue to fulfill the mandate I was given here in Mr. Diefenbaker told 600 supporters at a nomination meeting. Mr. Diefenbaker said he is distressed about the state of the country which was more and than ever before. He pointed to the Quebec bill which would make French the official language in that province as instrumental in fostering national disunity. Other nominations Thursday Businessman Ed Kimpe of Grande Prairie in Peace River constituency for the Liberals. He defeated two ranchers for the nomination. Bill a 34-year-old high school teacher in his first attempt at political in Edmonton east for the New Democratic by acclamation. Ed a special assistant to Defence Minister James in Selkirk for the Liberal by acclamation. The seat now is held by New Democrat Doug Rowland. Bill Progressive Conservative MP in the last in Edmonton East by acclamation. Mr. Skoreyko told the nominating meeting that if his party formed the government it would reduce government reduce taxes and expand the country's economic base. Flora only Progressive Conservative woman in Kingston and The by acclamation. She was one of only five female MPs in the last House. Hearsts angered by statements LOS ANGELES Po- lice searching for Patricia Hearst conducted a pre-dawn raid on a Hollywood startling two women who were said to match descriptions of Miss Hearst and Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Emily Harris. Two sleepy women in pa- jamas emerged as a force of 50 to 60 police levelled shotguns and tear-gas rifles at the but police Sgt. Gene Ingram said the women had no connection with the terrorist SLA He said police acted on an anonymous tip. and that one of the women matched a rough description of Mrs. being sought along with her and the newspaper heiress. Meanwhile in San the parents of Miss Hearst are said to be outraged by the comments of law officers who have said the young heiress is an armed and dangerous fugitive. Cecil a former U.S. attorney who met Thursday with Randolph and Catherine said the parents of 20- year-old Patricia are furious about ''the excessive statements of law-en- forcement particu- larly statements by the Los Angeles district Poole said he agrees with the Hearsts that the flood of charges ought to be and said that to continue them might increase the chances that Miss kidnapped more than months will nat surrender. was a young girl who was said Poole of Patricia happened to her and now they are calling her a fugitive on the tun police and FBI agents continued without suc- cess their search for Miss Hearst and two Symbionese Liberation Army com- panions Pleas for the college sophomore to surrender in- creased away those said a plea in the Hearst- owned San Francisco Examiner. you just let yourself be killed it is going to be a your whole thing is going to be a said a taped plea is- sued by Patricia's two younger and Vicki. 17 Mysterious terrorist buried to drum beats CLEVELAND. Ohio To the beat of African a terrorist leader was carried to his grave the aims and ideals of his fledgling revolution still as much a mystery as the man himself. He was Donald David DeF- perhaps better known as General Field Marshal Cinque of the Symbionese Liberation Army He died last Friday in a gun battle with police who sur- rounded an SLA hideout in Los Angeles. Five of his comrades died with him. Police say he probably committed suicide. DeFreeze became known following the SLA's kidnap S'-i months ago of Patricia heir to the newspaper chain her William Randolph founded. Since she apparently has espoused the SLA's ideology. The FBI says she and a white couple make up the remnants of the revolution whose aims or goals were never fully explained by the group. No national revolutionary leaders attended DeFreeze's funeral although his Delano DeFreeze. had called on them to come But the SLA leader's divorced wife. their six and his all were along with seven brothers and sisters who grew up with him in a middle-class community here. Cheating blamed on society Md. The superintendent of the United States Naval faced with what may be the school's greatest cheating blames the problem on what he calls anti- establishment youth. Vice-Admiral William Mack appeared at a news conference Thursday after confirming reports of possible cheating by as many as 150 midshipmen on a final exam in a sophomore course on celestial navigation. He Advertising campaign rejected EDMONTON The Alberta government has rejected using an advertising campaign to give Eastern Canadians the province's side of controversial issues such as oil and natural gas policies. Don intergovernmental affairs told the legislature Thursday night extensive advertising has been suggested by some persons to put across Alberta's have rejected it because we don't think the cost would justify the Mr. Getty said during consideration of his department's 1974-75 spending estimates. Mr. Getty referred to his government's throne speech which said that there will be stresses as long-term power structures are challenged and altered. Mr Opllv said Premier Peter Lougheed has made trips to Eastern Canada to across the Alberta also the responsibility of our members in the House of Commons and all Albertans when they travel throughout Mr. Getty also announced the provincial government is establishing a service to give persons in communities Edmonton easv access government information through the Alberta information service which is being phased in this year. Provincial buildings in 36 centres outside Edmonton will be staffed with telephone operators to give information to callers about government programs. If the operator can't provide the the caller will be transferred without toll charges to the appropriate agency in Kdmonton ;