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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbrickje Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1974 15 Cents 48 Pages OHIO GUARDSMEN ACQUITTED CLEVELAND (AP) US District Judge Frank Battisti acquitted today the eight former Ohio national guardsmen in- dicted in the 1970 Kent State shootings The decision was a written judgment of acquittal from the bench in response to a defence motion The trial was in its sec- ond week and the government had just concluded its case "As a matter of law, the defendants must be acquitted of the offenses with which they are Battisti said "I found no intention on the part of any defen- dant to deprive anyone of his civil rights Report: ammonia plant won't hurt environment 26 bodies recovered from Arctic CALGARY (CP) Panarc- tic Oils Ltd of Calgary said today 26 bodies have been recovered and identified from the wreckage of the com- pany's transport aircraft which crashed near Rea Point, N W T Oct 30, killing 32 of 34 persons aboard All bodies recovered have been flown to Edmonton and would be released to next of km through the Ministry of Transport investigation team headed by Dr Ian Scott A combined force of MOT, RCMP and company per- sonnel is continuing its investigation and the recovery of the remaining bodies at the site Grain countries agree to limit foreign sales ROME (CP) Canada and other major grain-producing countries have agreed to con- sider an emergency plan limiting their foreign sales in order to make seven million tons of wheat available in the next eight months to ward off starvation in Asia and Africa Addeke Boerma, director- general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, presented the plan at a secret meeting earlier this week of the prin- cipal wheat-exporting coun- tries and some of their biggest customers Besides Canadian representatives, it was attended by delegates to the Farmers union stages protest World Food Conference from the United States, the Soviet Union, Australia, Argentina, the European Common Market countries and China Boerma asked for a response by next Tuesday A U S spokesman said that because of the large amount involved and low wheat stocks available, Boerma's plan ob- viously poses delicate problems The seven million tons need- ed until the 1975 harvest begins normally would cost 5 billion, including the cost of transporting it to the needy countries Sources at the food confer- ence said Boerma in effect asked the exporting nations to limit supplies available to such major industrialized im- porters as Britain, West Ger- many, Japan and Italy and make the grain available on favorable loan terms or as outright grants to countries unable to pay for it There were reports that Australia has suggested an allocation system, by which gram exporters would agree among themselves which countries need their grain most, and perhaps cut sales to the less-needy such as Europe But both Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan and External Affairs Minister Allan MacEachen of Canada denied they had taken part in discussions of what would amount to an international rationing system Whelan did say that Canada already allocates grain sales partly on the basis of need No. 1 no more "Well, that's that" says Deputy Fire Chief Jim McKenna as he surveys an empty old Fire Hall No. 1. The old station was where it all began for Lethbridge's fire department back in 1890 The crew from No. 1 moved into their new home Thursday at 6th Avenue and 4th Street S. From there the new Fire Hall No 1 will be able to serve West Lethbridge once the 6th Avenue Bridge to the University of Lethbridge is com- pleted Story on Page 17 Inside Classified Comics Comment Family Markets Sports Theatres Travel TV Weather At Home 26-30 24 4 17-20 25 13 11 3 6 'How come you don't get out? Everyone else does'' LOW TONIGHT 30; HIGH SAT. 50, SUNNY, WINDY. By THE CANADIAN PRESS About 30 members of the National Farmers' Union (NFU) glept Thursday night in federal agricultural offices in Winnipeg and Edmonton, con- tinuing their peaceful protest to draw attention to the depressed prices for their livestock faced by cattle farmers The occupation of the of- fices in the two Prairie centres began without ad- vance notice earlier in the day A similar sit-in was stag- ed by about 60 NFU members in Ottawa "We re quite comfortable, just sitting here and discuss- ing said Rudy Khstof Vegreville, Alta one of 16 NFU members occupying the Edmonton office The protest was scheduled to become more visible today as the NFU planned a mass rally on the steps of the Alberta legislature Similar displays are scheduled next week in Winnipeg, Regina and Toronto Seen and heard About town Harriet Strate, Magrath, telling guests a formal dinner at her house was when she put knives and forks on the table Matt Liptoo preparing his own special chili a day ahead "so the sauce will burn and the beans will stick to your in- nards Lang suggests substitute for preferred freight rate WINNIPEG (CP) The creation of a Crowsnest fund to assist Prairie farmers was proposed Thursday by Otto Lang, the minister responsi- ble for the Canadian Wheat Board, as a substitute for preferential freight rates for gram shipments Emphasizing that he was not outlining government policy. Mr Lang suggested that money paid into the fund Jewish protests worry PLO man NEW YORK (Reuter) Hasan Rahman, assistant director of the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) here is a man who lately has become increasingly worried Last week as he sat alone in the then unguarded PLO of- fire on New York's Park Avenue, he was the target of an attack by three Jewish ex- tremists whom, he says, were determined to kill him They fired ono bullet, it mis- sed and landed just under- neath a PLO flag on the wall Rahman was then beaten about the head, sides and hand with an iron bar before his at- tackers fled In an interview with Reuters. Rahman said the at- tack was the Jewish way of protesting against a United Nations decision to let a PLO delegation take part for the first time in a General Assembly debate on the Mid- dle East While the UN decision was by a iop-sided 105-to-4 vote, it has met with almost un- animous disapproval by American Jews The Anti-Defamation League, one of America's leading Jewish groups, made an unsuccessful court effort to bar the visit and last Monday more than American Jews gathered outside the United Nations to protest the decision The demonstrators say the PLO is a group of murderous fanatics Leaders of the Jewish com- munity in New York, the larg- est in the U S say the demon stration was just a start Some say they expect further protests to be violent Police are said to be keep- ing an eye on extremist Jewish groups, especially the splintered Jewish Defence League (JDL) The -JDL, split into two fac tions with one advocating more use of stronger tactics than the other, has a history of violence that includes bom- bings and beatings It lost membership in recent years and its leader. Rabbi Meir Kahane. returned to Israel last week after a short visit here to rejuvenate the JDL Rahman said he is worried about the safety of the PLO delegation which will be arriv- ing here next week for the Nov 13 Middle East debate The security of our delega tion is a problem." he said, 'especially in light of declarations by Zionist groups that they will use the visit to prove that New York is a little Tel Aviv should be roughly equal to the difference in cost between hauling grain under present Crowsnest Pass rates and rates based on the true cost of service He said the money could come from either government or the railway companies In tu-n. funds would be paid directly to farmers or used as grants for the improvement of roads to cover mci eased trucking costs or for other purposes selected b> farmers, he said The minister's remarks, made to the annual meeting of Manitoba Pool Elevators, were the most specific since he first broached the possibili- ty of the abolition of the 78- Kissinger talks unfruitful JERUSALEM