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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE November News In brief Canada withdrawal hinted NICOSIA (AP) Canadian Defence Minister James Rich- ardson said Saturday that Canada might withdraw its contingent from the United Nations peace force in Cyprus if the Turks continue to restrict its freedm of movement. Richardson, on a two-day visit to the war-ravaged island, told a Nicosia news conference he raised the freedom-of-movement issue during his meeting with Turkish-Cypriot leader Raouf Denktash. Grandma richer WINNIPEG Abbott, a Minneapolis, Minn, grandmother, is richer following the first draw Saturday of the Western Canada Lottery. Mrs. Abbott's husband, Clif- ford, who bought the ticket, is semi-retired but works part time as engineer on a housing project. Runner-up E.J. Sandor of Calgary, who went home with a cheque for is a former motel owner who has just retired. Frank Gelmetti of Port Washington, B.C., a retired barber, was winner of the 000 third prize draw. Five other finalists won apiece in the lottery, which is run through co- operation of the governments of the four western provinces. IMenlal hearing set HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) The selection of a jury begins today for a mental com- petency hearing for David Owen Brooks, charged with four of the 27 slayings in the Houston mass murder case. Lawyers will choose 12 per- sons to decide whether Brooks, 19, is now sane and competent to assist in his own defence. If the jury finds Brooks able to assist, Judge William Hatten will set a trial date. Fire victims identified BALCARRES, SASK. (CP) RCMP have identified the known dead in a fire that swept through a three-storey hotel early Sunday in this community, 60 miles northeast of Regina. Dead are John Harold Allen, 79, of Balcarres, Arthur Cooper, 52, of Brendenbury, Sask., and Wesley Albert Luscombe, 28, a volunteer fireman from Balcarres. Blacks sack white homes LUANDA, Angola (AP) Mobs of blacks have sacked white homes, public buildings, stores and a bank in Duque de Braganca, about 280 miles east of Luanda, a newspaper reports. The paper, Provincia de An- gola, says the area has been the scene of several incidents where blacks have burned farms and plantations aban- doned by whites fearing for their lives. Denktash plans Turk gov't NICOSIA (Reuter) Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said today he is planning an interim ad- ministration for the Turkish- WINTER GAMES And YOU! From February 11 to 23 of Alb.rta will host the Canada Winter Games you at a citizen have a unique opportunity to ensure the luccefts of the Games by volunteering your assistanc Some of the volunteer cat gories which need your help D Timekeepers LJ Scorers H Announcers D Ham Operators Dispatchers C Switchboard Operators LJ Information Booth Work Results network Staff 3 Doctors Nurses St John's Ambulance D Physiotherapist _j Bffintual C Secretarial _ Office Assistance i _ i Athlete Registration D Runners rj Orire Car CD Drire Truck n Drire IBS D Warehouse Help D lattice KanoVrt D Mantfat. Diwartfini Equip G FaciibK Maintenance D Janitorial Linen Staff Seamstress Waitress i_i testers and Crts Ushers Parkmf Attendants Medal Tray learers lors and Crts Volunlevrs aro required In each of the 13 regional venue and in a total of nearly 3.000 for more Information and to volunteer, dial operator (0) and ask 7ENITM 8S 100 TOLL rnCE from the region only or 327-0626 or contact GomM coordinator In your region. held part of Cyprus as a forerunner to a Turkish re- gional government on the island. Denktash said the plan would provide the elements for a full consultative assembly for the Turkish- Cypriot community. Floods kill two OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahomans are bracing for more rain and possibly snow in the wake of flooding which has taken two lives and chased thousands of persons from their homes. Two traffic deaths Sunday also were blamed in part on torrential rains. Some sec- tions received as much as 8.5 inches of rain during the weekend. Oil prize cut mulled ABU DHABI (AP) The United Arab emirates are ask- ing petroleum ministers from Persian Gulf oil producing states to meet Saturday to dis- cuss reducing the price of oil, industry sources said today. They said Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, and Kuwait already have accepted an invitation and that officials expect Iran, Iraq and Qatar, the area's other major producers, also to attend. Fire kills 88 SEOUL AP i Seoul police say they are asking for war- rants for the arrest of 13 per- sons employed at a downtown hotel in which 88 persons are known to have died in a week- end fire The police said their list in- cluded the business manager and two other employees of the hotel night club. Seventy- two bodies were found in the club, and a survivor said the only exit door was locked when the fire started, ap- parently to prevent anyone out without paying his hill LARGE HAILSTONE The largest hailstone recorded in the I'mted Stales weighed 1 67 pounds, falling at foffewille, Kan Sept 3 1970 Cuba wants U.S. to pay UN million for inflation loss UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Cuba and the Soviet bloc want the United States to pay the United Nations more than million for losses caused by inflation and devaluation of the dollar. The General Assembly is debating a report showing that inflation will add million to the world organization's costs this year, and currency fluctua- tions will add another million. This is about one-tenth of the UN budget. Cuba has introduced a resolution that says "losses experienced by organizations in the UN system" due to inflation and currency changes "shall be borne by the developed countries in which these organizations have their headquarters." Another Cuban resolu- tion calls for the transfer of UN funds from U.S. banks to "currencies that are not in crisis." "Pure economic said one U.S. official. Cuba and its allies argued that the capitalist countries are solely to blame for inflation and currency changes. Cuban delegate Enrique Serrano also told the assembly's budget committee that the U.S. takes in up to billion a year from spending by the UN and the delegations to it, the UN pension fund and development investments, and ris- ing real estate values. Soviet delegation Valentin Palamarchuk said it was unfair to burden all UN members with losses from inflation created by capitalist nations. U.S. inflation was the cause of currency fluctuations, he added. Peter Petrov of Bulgaria said capitalist countries were to blame for destroying the former world exchange system and therefore they should pay "an indemnity to the United Nations." Poland and East Germany made similar speeches. Non-Communist countries replied that the causes of inflation and currency changes could not be blamed on a small number of countries that UN budget assessments are already geared to the member nations' ability to pay. Oliver Carmichael, a U.S. delegate, said the world organization should solve its problems through improved management and budgeting methods, punctual collection of member nations' dues and possibly limited advance purchases of needed currencies. Pension bill gets 2nd reading Kissinger eyeing possible steps to re-start Mideast peace talks By ASSOCIATED PRESS Henry Kissinger returns to the Middle East this week to weigh the impact of a recent Landslide endangers village YAMASKA, Que. (CP) Police blockades still cordon- ed off part of this village of 500 today following two weekend landslides which claimed one life and destroyed a section of the main highway. Provincial police said none of the 60 residents evacuated from 10 houses surrounding the landslide area was per- mitted to return because it "is still potentially dangerous." A spokesman said engineers from the department of natural resources "believe there still is a possibility of other landslides because water has seeped into the earth." The first slide shook this farm community 35 miles northeast of Montreal at a.m. Saturday while a second more severe earth movement occurred at wiping out a 400-foot section of the main highway. It slid down a steep embankment into the sluggish Yamaska River, carrying with it trees, utility poles and part of a luxurious bungalow. Rome office bombed ROME (Reuter) A bomb exploded in the offices of the daily American newspaper in Rome today only hours before the opening of the World Food Conference. The blast shattered win- dows, knocked down doors and wrecked the front of the of- fice, which was unoccupied at the time. There were no in- juries. Arab summit conference on the future of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations. Then the United States state secretary goes to Turkey for talks on the Cyprus dispute. The visit to Turkey was an- nounced as Kissinger arrived in Belgrade from Romania for an eight-hour visit with Presi- dent Tito and other Yugoslav officials. Kissinger was flying later today to Rome for an address Tuesday before the World Food Conference. He will hurry on to the capitals of Egypt on Tuesday night, Saudi Arabia and Jordan on Wednes- day and Syria and Israel on Thursday "to explore possible next steps toward a Middle East he announced Sunday. U.S. officials stressed that the trip, Kissinger's eighth through the Middle East since the October, 1973 war, was not intended to produce any agreements. Instead he will be trying to find out what can be done to get negotiations go- ing again. The officials said Kissinger is not convinced that the sum- mit ruled out his step-by-step approach calling for Israel to hold separate troop- withdrawal negotiations with Egypt and Jordan and an indefinite delay in the resump- tion of the Geneva peace conference. He hopes that progress in such negotiations would induce the Syrians to negotiate in the same say. Kissinger told reporters "several of the parties" had asked him to return to the Middle East. He did not name them, but diplomats in Cairo said President Anwar Sadat of Egypt had sent Kissinger a re- port on the Rabat conference and asked him to return. A spokesman for the Egyp- tian foreign ministry said his government "still holds to the Kissinger step-by-step ap- proach. We welcome any step forward and will do our utmost to persuade other Arab countries to go along with it." The spokesman did not rule out the possibility that the Arab leaders in Rabat had reached a private agreement not to oppose separate Israeli- Egyptian negotiations. The semiofficial Cairo newspaper Al Ahram said Kissinger's "sudden visit" is a clear indication that he was taken by surprise by the Arab summit decision recognizing the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as the representative of the Palesti- nian Arabs living on the oc- cupied West Bank of the Jordan River. Yasir Arafat, the head of the PLO, told Time magazine he was prepared to meet with Kissinger, although he charg- ed that the Israelis within six- months "intend to make a pre- emptive strike against the Syrians and Palestinians to begin the fifth Arab-Israeli war." OTTAWA (CP) If the same electric atmosphere dominates this majority Parliament that prevailed in the last minority one, some fireworks might be expected this week. However, the once- contentious bill to amend the Canada Pension Plan, which sent verbal explosions through the last Parliament, is not ex- pected to generate the same blasts this time. The measure already has rocketed through second reading approval in princi- ple and committee study with scarcely a splutter. Today the Commons is ex- pected to begin final reading of the bill which, among other things, will permit certain religious groups such as Hutterites and Amish Men- nonites to exclude themselves from the plan. It was this measure that brought out all the noise in the last Parliament when Jack Homer argued in an unrestrained fashion that all Canadians should be forced to make the same contributions. The legislation died on the order paper when the previous Parliament was dissolved for the July 8 general election. In the new Parliament, on a day when Mr. Horner was not in the House, the bill was sent through second reading, ap- parently with all-party agreement. The bill also would establish equal treatment for male and female contributors, remove the earnings test for retire- ment benefits and provide greater opportunities for low- income earners to participate in the plan. These provisions did not cause many problems in the last Parliament. But it wasn't clear whether Mr. Horner, who spent the weekend in his riding, will lead another assault on the religious-groups exemption. However, with the opposition reduced to a minority position in this House, and with few weapons for destroying un- wanted government legislation, any renewed bar- rage likely would be shortlived. When the House completes pension plan changes, it will hold a two-day debate on the government decision to scrap the Veterans Land Act (VLA) next March 31. The debate was obtained when 25 opposition MPs tabled a motion calling for the review. Extended one year by the Commons last March, the VLA provides low-interest loans for certain to for a farm, for a residential lot or for a fishing vessel. An amendment passed when the extension was approved made provision for a review after six months if one was re- quested by more than 20 MPs. Veterans Affairs Minister Dan MacDonald has said it cost the government an extra million to keep the act operating this year. But op- position spokesmen argue the government gets much of this back through loan repayment. Should these measures get through before the week is out, the MPs will be asked to approve amendments to the Prairie Grain Advance Pay- ments Act. These would in- crease to from the ceiling on interest-free loans for farmers using un- delivered grain as collateral. Montreal fire department operating at 80% capacity Prosecutors to recall Hunt in Watergate trial MONTREAL (CP) Fire Chief Richard Moisan said his fire department operated at 80-per-cent capacity early to- day while battling at least two major fires. The firemen returned to work Sunday after Premier Robert Bourassa intervened in deadlocked wage negotiations between the city and the Montreal Firefighters' Association. Settlement was reached in the premier's office after the city agreed to pay the firemen WASHINGTON (AP) Prosecutors in the Watergate coverup trial said today they will recall Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt to the witness stand because they have discovered a memo he wrote five months after the Watergate break-in still ex- ists. The revelation prompted one defence lawyer to move for an immediate mistrial. Another declared: "I have now a cover-up within a cover- up." Assistant Special Prosecutor James Neal said existence of the memo, dated Nov. 14. 1972. was revealed to him over the weekend. Bittman was named an un- indicated co-conspirator in the Watergate cover-up by the same grand jury that indicted the five defendants in the coverup trial. Hunt had testified that he and his wife had written a memo detailing the background of the 1972 break- in at Democratic party elec- tion headquarters in the Watergate building here. The memo included the in- volvement of White House officials, at a time when only seven lower-level men had been indicted and were to stand trial for the crime. Hunt quoted Bittman as say- ing he read the memo to de- fendant Kenneth Parkinson, an allegation denied by both Bittman and Parkinson. Weekend accidents kill 5 B.C. persons VANCOUVER (CP) At least five persons died ac- cidentally in British Columbia this weekend, all in traffic mishaps. Raymond Kenneth McDonald, 32, of Victoria was killed Saturday in a two car, head on crash on the Trans Canada Highway 10 miles north of Victoria. Near Nanaimo, Kenneth Michael Beecroft, 19. of Nanoose was killed Saturday in a two car, head on crash. In Port Alberni, Colin Alan Corndliuson. 16, of Port 'Fat clinics' crackdown urged CHICAGO (AP) Two United States medical authorities have urged a crackdown on so called "fat clinics" which use injections of a human hormone to help patients lose weight. The hormone, derived from the urine of pregnant women, is called human chorionic gonadotrophin. An editorial in the current issue of the journal of the American Medical Associa- tion says the weight loss program may be hazardous to health and questions the value of the hormones. It was written by Doctors John Ballin. director of the AMA's department of drugs, and Philip White, director of the department of foods and nutrition. A. T. W. Simeons, a British doctor practising in Rome, first used human chorionic gonadotrophin along with a semi starvation diet in the treatment of obesity more than 20 years ago. The fat clinics using the Simeons hormone injections and diet "have proliferated throughout the United States and many of these are franchise operations." the editorial says. Fat people on this regimen receive a total of 40 injections, and are placed on 500-calorie diets. A course of treatment lasting 42 to 60 days may cost up to The diet poses a health hazard because it results in protein loss from body tissues, the editorial says, and there is no valid scientific evidence to demonstrate that human chorionic gonadotrophin has any effect on weight loss. Alberni was killed Friday night in a one car accident. Near Vernon, in the Okanagan valley, Carl John Renschel of Sorrento was kill- ed Friday night in a collision on Highway 97A. And near Chase, about 30 miles east of Kamloops, Margaret Elaine John. 49, of the Squilax Reserve was kill- ed Saturday in a one car crash. She was a passenger in a car that left Highway 451. Friday fire may be arson-caused Arson is suspected in a washroom fire at the Dairy Queen on 12th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South Friday about p.m. Police suspect a youth set fire to a toilet tissue dis- penser. Extensive damage was caused to a wall in the washroom. a cost-of-living bonus, ex- clusive of a 1975 contract that still is to be negotiated. The breakthrough came ear- ly Sunday after association leader Jean L'Abbe walked out of talks at city hall. He said the city was insisting on negotiating a 1975 contract before paying any bonus for 1974. Mr. L'Abbe said the agree- ment "corrected an injustice" but would have to be ratified by union membership. While negotiations con- tinued during the weekend, supervisory personnel and volunteers fought fires throughout the city, sometimes under police guard against roving bands of strik- ing firemen who harassed them. More than 15 fires were re- ported during the walkout from 11 p.m. Thursday. One fire, which destroyed a row of tenements in the city's east end and left 175 persons homeless, could be seen from the premier's downtown of- fice where the agreement was reached. Death By THE CANADIAN PRESS Saint John, Arthur I. Anglin. 81. a retired justice of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL B.C. Rail workers strike still unsettled SQU AMISH. 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