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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Letftbridge Herald VOL. LXVII 138 SATURDAY. MAY 25.1974 15 Cents 80 Pages Belfast strike tension mounts BELFAST Merlyn Britain's chief adminis- trator for Northern arrived here today with plans to break a general strike that has brought Ulster to a standstill since it began 11 days' ago. Local political leaders are convinced the British govern- ment will order troops to begin moving essential supplies such as gasoline and oil before nightfall. But Protestant militants behind the strike threatened an immediate electric power blackout if the soldiers are called in Tension mounted as terror- apparently enforcing the bombed two Belfast service stations that were open in defiance of the work ban. Other terrorists rampaged through the towns of Ballymena and Balleymoney Machinery destroyed KUALA Malaysia Road- building equipment worth million was blown up by Communist guerrillas at the construction site of Malaysia's east-west highway near the Thai a security official reported today. It was the first major violent incident involving Communists since 12 years of guerrilla warfare ended in officials said. An estimated Communist guerrillas still operate along the Thai-Malaysia border jungles The 90-mile being built for is financed by tht World Bank. The road cuts through the virgin jungle where the Communists hold out. Friday smashing bars and cafes. Two Roman Catholics were fatally shot in Ballymena. Prime Minister Harold Wilson of Britain held an emergency meeting of his cabinet for hours Friday and was reported determined to crush the who have blocked food and fuel shipments and crippled industry. Wilson was to go on national television in the eve- ning with a statement on the crisis. Rapid petro deal pledged Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The National Energy Board has promised to as rapidly as with the application expected soon from Dow Chemical of Canada Ltd. for permits to ex- port about half the ethylene to be produced by the proposed Dow-Dome world-scale pet- rochemical project. But preliminary indications from Ottawa and Alberta are tnat the ethylene export appli- cation by Dow and the public hearings associated with the application will stir up the petrochemical expansion con- troversy even more and that the decisions might not turn out to be fully satisfying for any of the interested including Dow and Alberta. Canadian needs will likely be defined as more than just the ethylene Canada will require to make the petrochemicals it needs for the domestic market. the Board is expected to'try and encourage the maximum up-grading of ethylene in Canada watched his comrades fall LOS ANGELES Donald the exconvict who called himself nigger that hunts you watched his terrorist comrades fall one by one wounded twice hugging the dirt beneath a burning clapboard he put a 38-calibre pistol to his head and fired a bullet into his brain. That is how Los Angeles County Coroner Thomas No- guchi reconstructs the death of DeFreeze and five of his Seen and heard About town Cheryl Redman admitting she can't boss her fiance Larry Fahy yet and Pat Schandor claiming because she's not married Sandie Van Home offering her mother her Datsun in exchange for a fully equipped tent trailer and large towing car. Symbionese Liberation Army followers in a Shootout with police and federal agents last week is no evidence to in- dicate that any of them tried to get Noguchi told reporters Friday. all my years as I've never seen this kind-of be- havior in the face of he said. is reasonable to believe they were determined Noguchi said he has ordered a in an effort to determine the motivation of the six victims. The to be done by a psychologist and criminologist and based largely on data from the victims' family and will take several Noguchi said. the search for three other SLA fugitives con- tinued without success. Patricia Hearst and Bill and. Emily Harris were reported seen in such diverse locations as Hollywood and near the California border. Miss kidnapped Feb. is thought by authorities to have since joined her SLA captors. Ocean rivalry report disputed UNITED NATIONS The United States and'the So- viet Union have protested a United Nations report alleging a growing Soviet-American military rivalry in the Indian Ocean. A note made public Friday was sent by U.S. Ambassador John Scali to Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim complaining that the report contained distortions and errors. Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik made an oral protest to Waldheim two days a UN spokesman said. Waldheim has ordered a re- view of the report following complaints last week by China and Tanzania over allegations of Chinese naval presence in Tanzania. Scali's complaint was made public Friday as was a protest from Somalia denying alleged Soviet influence in its territory. A British complaint in general terms also was received. The prepared by three experts appointed by spoke of Soviet- U.S. competitiveness in the Indian Ocean and predicted that new strategic naval arms will begin if the United States converts Diego Garcia into a fullfledged base. Diego Garcia is a British- owned island in the middle of the ocean. WALTER KERBER photo This is Horses learn that the way not to make friends with young boys is to eat their hair. Two-year-old Joel charged with keeping a tight rein on the is hardly enthralled with the tasty reception he is getting from the colt and its mother Shurfina. As far as Joel is horses are much better when they are safely on the other side of the ring at the Arabian horse now on at the exhibition pavilion. Story Page 18. Watergate prosecutor requests Supreme rule WASHINGTON The United States Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether President Nixon may withhold Watergate evidence subpoenaed for the trial of for- mer White House assistants. The Watergate special prosecutor asked the high court Friday to assume jurisdiction in the refusal of the White House to turn over tapes and documents for the Watergate coverup trial. Prosecutor Leon pressed for time because the trial is scheduled to start Sept. is seeking to bypass the circuit court here. Even as Jaworski was pre- paring his high court U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell described the issue in a pre-trial hearing of another Watergate trial. does the president see his duty to enforce the law when his former confederates are under Gesell is preparing for the trial of former presidential assistants John Ehrlichman and Charles Colson and three others accused in the break-in at the California office of Daniel A WALK I FOR DOGS BOSTON Dogs will soon have their own walk on the Boston much to the relief of regular people visitors. Because of Parks and Recreation if Commissioner Anthony Forgione said a S will soon be bu. on the solely for the exercise and physical relief of dogs. Si Ellsberg's psychiatrist. In other Watergate develop- chairman of the House of Representatives judiciary said he is going to propose next Thursday that the impeachment committee make public as much of the evidence that has already been presented as it can. Gerald Ford said Nixon's refusal to give the judiciary committee any more Watergate material may result in the president's impeachment. seems to me that a stonewall attitude isn't necessarily the wisest Ford said in an interview with ABC News. Barry Goldwater said it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend Nixcn in the Watergate scandal. Goldwater said he can see no circumstances under which he would go to the president and ask him to resign. Bomb scare delays Henry DAMASCUS Delayed by a bomb scare aboard his official Henry Kissinger arrived in Damascus today in a last- minute bid to negotiate a separation of Israeli and Syrian forces. The United States state secretary won tentative Israeli government approval Friday on a key disengagement and U.S. officials say Kissinger will end his shuttling between Israel and Syria Sunday whether or not a disengagement pact is agreed upon. He is expected to return home via Bonn and London. The secretary's llth trip to Damascus on his current Middle East tour was delayed one hour by a telephoned bomb threat against his U.S. Lawyer suggests pair shot King Ten.. A lawyer for James Earl Ray says he was told that four prominent Americans hired two gunmen to kill civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Robert Livingston said U.K. braces for wage demands Herald London Bureau LONDON Britain's Labor is bracing itself for tough new wage demands from 15 million workers following yesterday's news that inflation is eating into their pay packets at an annual rate of 15.2 per cent. Only seven million of the country's 22 million workers are covered by wage agreements that give them automatic increases because of the shock 3.4-per-cent jump in the retail price index in the month of April. The index showed its biggest increase since records began in 1947. The previous- highest increase for one month was in 1951. The seven million workers get increases of a week under a formula devised by the former Conservative government. It is part of the stage-three wage-controls and gives automatic increases tied to increases in the retail price index for those who signed wage agreements within stage-three guidelines. Despite these bad tidings for there are general indications that Britain's overall financial position is improving. The Bank of England yester- day again cut its minimum lending rate by one-quarter per cent to per cent. Late in the week all the ma- jor banks followed the lead of which had cut its base lending rate by V4 per cent to IVz cent and spent 10 lonely days while the other banks put out rumors that Lloyd's would have to put its rate up again. Kettle water tested MONTREAL A Montreal chemist said Friday laboratory tests showed water samples boiled in electric kettles registered as much as parts of lead per billion. Harry Baikowitz of Technitrol Ltd. said federal health and welfare department guidelines recommend. 50 parts per billion as acceptable for drinking water. He had offered to test water and more than 500 concerned consumers showed up with bottles of boiled water. Herb consumer affairs advised the public earlier this week to discontinue using electric kettles until tests can be completed to determine whether they are lead-poison hazards. Friday he was told about such a plot by an intermediary for the two alleged gunmen He quoted the intermediary as saying one of the gunmen was the actual triggerman in the April death of King in Memphis. Livingston is one of several lawyers for serving a 99- year prison sentence. In Ray was granted a hearing by the U.S. 6th Court of Appeals on a petition to withdraw his guilty plea in King's assassination. The case is before the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal by the state. Livingston says the inter- mediary told him the gunmen want immunity to testify about four socially prominent black and who paid to have King killed Livingston said he does not know the identities of the four persons but said he was told they King with a passion and said they were having it done for the good of the Air Force Boeing 707 at David Ben-Gurion Airport near Jerusalem. Kissinger had not boarded the plane when the threat was received. In a three-hour session Friday with Israeli Kissinger got a favorable reaction on an undisclosed U.S. compromise plan for thinning out Syrian and Israeli forces along the projected ceasefire line. The issue is one of two stumbling blocks remaining in the way of a disengagement agreement. But Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban made clear that Is- raeli cabinet approval of Kissinger's suggestion will hinge on the response the secretary receives today from Syrian President Hafez Assad. Agreement on the thinning out of forces would leave just one major area of the size and specific responsibilities of the United Nations force that would patrol a buffer zone between the Israeli and Syrian armies. Israeli Information Minister Shimon Peres said such issues as the location of the dis- engagement an exchange of prisoners and recovery of bodies of the October war dead have all been settled. On the Israeli political Premier-designate Yitzhak Rabin announced that he has formed a new government to replace that headed by Golda who has resigned. Rebel talks LONDON Portugal began secret talks here today with rebel leaders from Portuguese Guinea in hopes of moving toward an end of 13 years of fighting in its African territories. 4Check Stop aids safe road travel' By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON-Stiffer penalties for impaired drivers will not discourage them any Merv Alberta attorney said Friday. Mr. Leitch told opposition members plugging for harsher treatment of drunk drivers that the province Check Stop program was a more effective route to lower the incidence of accidents caused by alcohol. People know that the program greatly increases the risk of their being caught if they drink and drive it didn't matter how severe a penalty they faced. The drinking driver believed the risk of being caught to be punished was negligible. He said. Licence even jail sentences had proved to make little difference in people's attitudes here and Mr. Leitch said. He also considered the mandatory six-month suspension of a drunk driver's licence very very major for most people. The Check Stop program could be even more effective in he said. Albertans. were demonstrating that they did not mind the inconvenience of beiog stopped if it meant drunk drivers could be kept off the roads The program will be assessed at the end of the year to determine its effect. New Democratic leader Grant Notley and Calgary Mountainview MLA Albert Ludwig both called for more severe penalties for impaired drivers. Gordon Taylor said a mandatory jail sentence should be legislated while former premier Harry Strom called for stricter enforcement of present penalties. Mr Leitch said no government was more aware of the and tragic'' losses caused by impaired drivers. But it had to tread carefully not to overly endanger the civil liberties of persons stopped by the police. The vast majority were not guilty of breaking any law at all Flood eases MONTREAL Flood levels on the Montreal west island were reported Friday night and civil authorities said that unless there are heavy rains the waters will recede within two weeks. 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