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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, November OAS certain to end sanction against Cuba QUITO, Ecuador (AP) The secretary-general of the Organization of American States says he is certain the OAS will" vote to lift its 10- year-old diplomatic and economic sanctions against Cuba. "We will have the 14 said Galo Plaza. "All we need now is to agree on the precise wording of the resolution." Voting might begin tonight at the OAS foreign ministers' PM addresses memorial ceremony OTTAWA (CP) Thousands of persons were ex- pected to brave the nippy November elements today to watch the 56th annual Remembrance Day cer- emony here. Leading off the program was a parade of armed forces troops, bands and war veterans through downtown streets already decked out in the commercial trappings of Christmas. Prime Minister Trudeau, a conscientious objector during the Second World War, was scheduled to address the crowd at the National War Memorial across the street from the Parliament Buildings. Television equipment was erected days in advance atop unattractive steel girders to record the well-orchestrated event. The program included the traditional 21-gun salute, the period of silence paying tribute to Canada's war dead, the choir singing Flanders field and a lone trumpeter playing the mournful Last Post. Annie Rudd, 83, of Stettler, Alta., was chosen by the Royal Canadian Legion to represent "Canadian motherhood" at the ceremony. Two of Mrs. Rudd's three sons were killed in the Second World War. meeting that began Friday. Twenty-one countries are en- titled to vote, and a two-thirds majority is required for ac- tion. A draft resolution presented by Venezuela, Colombia and Costa Rica calls for the lifting of the sanctions and includes a kay clause "reaffirming the principle of non-intervention into the affairs of other states." But some diplomats ex- pressed doubt that agreement on the wording of the resolu- tion would be reached. Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay have said they will vote against ending sanctions. Nicaragua has said it is ab- staining, and diplomatic sources said Haiti, which first was in favor of lifting the ban, now may abstain. The United States, Brazil, Bolivia and Guatemala are still uncommitted. But Brazil and Bolivia have indicated they are willing to go along with the resolution once it gets two-thirds support. The sanctions were imposed against the Cuban regime in 1964 after Prime Minister Fidel Castro was accused of fomenting revolution in Venezuela. News In brief Fifth typhoid victim claimed STUTTGART (Reuter) A day. typhoid epidemic which broke The authorities said a W- out in southwest West Ger- year-old woman died of the many four weeks ago has disease Saturday in an isola- claimed its fifth fatality, health authorities said Sun tion hospital at nearby Bueblingen. Tanaka shuffles cabinet TOKYO (Reuter) Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka of Ja- pan today replaced 13 out of 21 cabinet ministers after deny- ing that he had acted illegally in his financial dealings. The sweeping changes in the government and a reshuffle in the leadership of his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) were seen as moves to bring harmony to government and to solidify his position in the party. The government faces serious problems of inflation and labor unrest, while Tanaka himself is under fire for what opposition party members have called questionable" financial deal- ings. Soviet moon craft fails MOSCOW (Reuter) The Soviet Union, in a rare admis- sion of a space shot failure, reported Sunday that its latest automatic moon vehicle, Luna-23, was so badly damag- ed on landing on the moon last Wednesday that it was unable to complete its intended program. The news agency Tass said the craft, launched two weeks ago, attempted to soft-land in the Sea of Crises, but hit a rough area, "as a result of which the equipment was damaged''-suggesting the station either landed too hard or toppled over on uneven ground. Nixon therapy resumes Quick agreement seen in U.S. coal strike BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL WASHINGTON (AP) A coal strike will begin just after midnight in the United States but most mines already were shut for the Veteran's Day holiday. Union and in- dustry negotiators are op- timistic about reaching a new contract. Another bargaining session was scheduled today. While both sides say they are mak- ing progress, a settlement appears unlikely before midweek at the earliest. certainly feel we're not too many days away from a said Guy Farmer, the chief industry negotiator. "We're getting closer but I can't say said United Mine Workers (UMW) Presi- dent Arnold Miller. Each day of delay will further prolong the strike, now expected to last at least two weeks. The government says a walkout of any longer duration will begin to force production cutbacks in other industries and result in layoffs of thousands of workers. A strike is unavoidable be- cause of the UMW's "no con- tract, no work" tradition, and because ratification of any settlement would require about 10 days. Thus, the length of the walkout depends on the negotiations' ability to hammer out a new agreement that will win rank-and-file approval. The current contract expires at a.m. Tuesday. After furious last minute stockpiling Saturday, most coal mines were idle Sunday and are expected to remain so until the union's members approve a new contract. Were the mines to work today the companies would have to pay triple wages under holiday provisions of the current pact. The Aperture's eye Aperture, the University of Lethbridge sculpture created by Arthur Erickson, provides an intriguing frame for this view of the rising Lethbridge Centre. For the moment, a commercial complex being built by Poole Construction for Woodward's Stores Ltd., dominates the scene. But a three-storey provincial g insurance men Strike government office building will eventually be added to the view on the right. LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Former president Richard Nixon "presumably" resumed anticoagulation therapy dur-. ing the weekend for the first time since he went into shock following phlebitis surgery Oct. 29, a hospital spokesman said Sunday. Nixon's doctors reported Friday that the 61-year-old former president had entered an "in hospital recovery" period and that anti-clotting drug therapy probably would be resumed Saturday or Sun- day. 'JVice neighbor' shot by FBI VANCOUVER (CP) surance agents on strike against the provincial government's Autoplan were told Friday to lock up their stocks of licence plates and application forms and not to allow Insurance Corp. of B.C. representatives to remove them. Jack Hamilton, president of the member Insurance Agents Association of B.C. which called the strike, said the lock up means "if ICBC wants to open up new offices for the public it won't have anything to stock them with." American salvage contract blasted TORONTO (CP) Joseph Maclnnes, head of a Toronto foundation which has spon- sored four underwater Arctic 328-0855 WHAT IS TRUTH? WHAT IS RELIGIOUS TRUTH AMIDST ALL THE CONFUSION? COME, BRING YOUR ANSWER to: UNITY MEETINGS sponsored by the UN-denomination CHURCH OF CHRIST. Mutual discussions will be held at: CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE 11 St. and 5 South Lethbridge, Alberta ROOM NO. 1 (COME IN FRONT DOOR OF CIVIC CENTRE) EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT p.m. Beginning Oct. 22 and continuing through Nov. 26. Sessions moderated by Larry Boswell and Don Givens. COME and listen, and participate if you desire! SHARE with us. expeditions, has criticized the federal government for not looking in Canada for a com- pany to salvage a downed air- plane in the Arctic. The government asked a United States firm to salvage a Lockheed'Electra aircraft which crashed on Melville Island Oct. 30, killing 32 of the 34 passengers. The company sub-contracted the job to a Ca- nadian firm. Dr. Maclnnes of the Maclnnes Foundation of Toronto said in an interview at an Oceans Canada sym- posium Saturday he told the ministry of transport that Can Dive Services Ltd. of Van- couver is a commercial diving firm with experience in Arctic expeditions. The U.S. company, Seaward Inc. of Virginia, ultimately called in the Vancouver firm for assistance. Phil Nuttyen. president of Can Dive, said in an inter- view: "I fully expected the call to come to us. because we were ready. But I didn't ex- pect it to come from Washington." Mr. Nuttyen said his com- pany now has a direct contract with the ministry. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Their neighbors thought Richard Floyd McCoy and Melvin Dale Walker were nice, quiet men. But late Saturday night when McCoy and Walker came home, FBI agents were waiting for them. Shots were fired. McCoy, who had been convicted of hijacking an air- liner for was killed. Walker, a convicted bank robber on the FBI's 10-most- wanted list, was arrested. Both men were escapees from the Lewisburg, Pa., federal prison. "I just can't believe said one neighbor. "They seemed so nice." When the two returned home Saturday night, McCoy, 31, a former Sunday School teacher, approached the front door of the house. Walker drove away, apparently to survey the neighborhood. "McCoy opened the front door and at that point an agent inside identified himself and told him to hold it and then to come said an FBI spokesman. "After about a split McCoy pulled his revolver, he said. "He got one shot off, and the agent return- ed fire. It blasted him right out the front door." McCoy's single shof missed the agent. The spokesman said McCoy was hit once by a shotgun blast. Outside, Walker was just re- turning to the house when the shooting started. Walker sped away but was arrested minutes later. Ships collide, 21 killed TOKYO bodies of two crew members were found today aboard the burned-out Liberian freighter Pacific Ares, bringing to 21 the death toll from Saturday's collision in Tokyo Bay with the Japanese gas- carrying tanker Yuyo Maru. The Japanese maritime safety agency said the two bodies were found in a rear cabin, leaving eight crew members of the Pacific ares and four Japanese seamen still mis- sing. Thirty-three Japanese and one Taiwanese from the freighter were rescued. Rail strike end urged MONTREAL (CP) Cana- dian National Railways and Canadian Pacific Railway said Sunday passenger service in and out of Montreal would resume at noon today, but whether striking rail workers would return to their jobs was in doubt. Spokesmen for the railways said employees were "ex- pected to report for work as and Dick Smith, chairman of a common front of 18 rail unions that reached tentative agreement on a contract last week, issued a statement urging all employees "to return to work on their next available shift." Portland bomber Quake reported in Alaska suspect arrested (T1ERIE nORmflfl COSmETICS presents... NORmflfl COSMETICS presents... eAutumn Dreams rr Style 1901 Style 1029 Style 3010 College Mall (TIERLE nORPTiRn COSmETIC BOUT! Out Wigs Perfumes Phone 328-1525 PORTLAND. Ore. (AP) A truck driver and his wife have been arrested in connec- tion with the bombing of 11 power transmission line towers and a threat to black out Portland unless a million ransom was paid. FBI Director Clarence Kelley, in a statement releas- ed by the Portland FBI office, said David Windsor Heesch, 34. and his wife. Sheila Arlene, were arrested on federal warrants in southeast Portland on Friday. Heesch was charged with mailing a threatening commu- nication and Mrs. Heesch was charged with aiding and abet- ting the alleged violation, the FBI said. Sidney Lezak. United States attorney for Oregon, said FBI agents are searching the Heeschs' rural Beaver Creek home. "I believe the FBI is author- ized to release details of the affidavit against the Heeschs and the results of the search of their home after it is com- pleted." said Lezak "I cannot make any comment until then." An FBI spokesman would say nothing other than what was contained in Kelly's statement The Heeschs are held at the Clarkamas County jail in Ore- gon City Lezak said they will probably be arraigned in fed- eial court Monday. Three 60-foot-tall Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) transmission towers were top- pled and eight others heavily damaged last month by what authorities described as sophisticated explosive devices. The towers, within a 100- mile radius of this city of carry much of the city's electricity. Gunmen kill West Berlin chief judge WEST BERLIN (Reuter) Gunmen shot West Berlin's chief judge, Guenter Von Drenkmann, to death Sunday as his wife fought to free him from their grasp, police said. The judge was shot twice through the heart as his wife struggled in the doorway of their apartment with two gun- men who were trying to drag him outside. A spokesman said police be- lieve the killing was an act of revenge against the death of West Germany's Wittlich prison Saturday of Holger Meins, a member of the Baader-Meinhof guerrilla group who had been on a hunger strike. The spokesman said news organizations in the city had received telephone calls claiming the killing was the work of the Red Army Fac- tion. PALMER, Alaska (AP) A moderate earthquake shook the Adok naval station Sunday night, the Palmer Obser- vatory reported. The quake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale and was centred 60 miles west of Adak in the Aleutian Islands, about 1.200 miles southwest of Anchorage. Food sent to Bangladesh EDMONTON (CP) A flight carrying almost 50 tons of powdered milk, baby food and concentrated food left Ed- monton Saturday for famine stricken Bangladesh. Much of the cost of the operation was raised by students in schools across Canada. Wheelchair athlete killed LEAVENWORTH. Wash. (AP) A car carrying four members of a wheelchair basketball team from British Columbia skidded on a curve north of here early Saturday and hit a guard rail, killing one man and injuring three others, the state patrol reported. Troopers identified the man killed as Richard Wasnock. 33, of Vancouver. The accident occurred about 20 miles east of Stevens Pass in the Cascades. LIN mandate to be renewed TEL AVIV (Reuter) De- fence minister James Richardson of Canada said Sunday he believes the man- date of the United Nations dis- engagement observer force on tbe Golan Heights front with Syria will be renewed 'Richardson, who arrived here last Thursday after visiting Canadian forces in Syna and Egypt, told a news conference: "My impression is that the UN forces were welcome and were doing a useful job. Therefore 1 would conclude that there was a general agreement to renew the man- date." Uganda said normal NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) Travelers from Kampala, the Uganda capital, said today that the situation there was normal and they discounted reports of a mutiny in Presi- dent Idi Amin's army The reports of the killing of 15 soldiers in fighting at the Mbuya barracks came from Ugandan exile sources in Dar Es Salaam. Tanzania. ;