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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Tuesday, November Angry Israelis burn bodies of terrorists Weirdos lighten B.C. politics The ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli troops killed four Arab terrorists holding about 75 men, women and children captive in an apartment building today, and enraged townspeople threw the guerrillas' bodies from the windows and set fire to them. Police and soldiers watched as one corpse burned, and the mob shouted: "Another one! Another one! Death to terror- The Israeli military com- mand said three of the residents of the building, a man and two women, also were killed in the shooting in Beit Shean, a town of people 15 miles north of the Sea of Galilee and four miles from the border. Residents of the town said 18 Israelis were injured. Many were children who leaped from windows in the four- storey building. There were no casualties among the troops and police, the military command said. Wafa, the Palestine guerrilla news agency in Beirut, said the attack was the work of the Palestinian guerrillas, but it did not Committee likely to back Rocky WASHINGTON (AP) Eight of the nine members of the Senate rules committee have indicated they intend to recommend that the Senate confirm Nelson Rockefeller as vice-president. The committee hearings Monday pected to vote by the week. attribute the operation to any particular group. But in Damascus, the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack. Townspeople said the terrorists seized the apart- ment house about 5 a.m., throwing hand grenades and shooting bursts of sub- machine-gun fire as they broke in. Troops and police units rushed to the scene, seal- ed off the area but did not at- tack for more than three hours. Meanwhile, shooting and ex- plosions were heard inside the building. Residents of the town, which once was a fre- quent target for artillery fire from Jordan, took cover in air raid shelters. "I heard screaming from the said schoolteacher Michael Sagi. "People were jumping from the windows and climbing down a rope made of bedsheets. "One boy yelled, 'I've broken my legs.'" After the soldiers shot their way into the building and kill- ed the Arabs, hundreds of furious townspeople swarmed in and grabbed the four cor- pses. The mob threw the bodies from the windows of a third- floor room stained with blood and pitted by bullets. Scream- ing men set fire to three of the corpses before police and troops grabbed them from the crowd and loaded them into a car. By ANGY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Tired of the same old brand of bor- ing local politics? Try moving to the West Coast. In Vancouver voters go to the polls Wednesday with a chance to vote for a genuine nut. He's Mr. Peanut, a local artist named Vincent Trasov, 27, who proclaimed "You've got to be a nut to be in politics" when he filed his nomination papers for mayor, costumed after the fashion of the original promotion gimmick for a brand of salted peanuts. Since then Mr. Peanut has enliven- ed countless dull election forums, showing up in his giant shell and top hat and performing a tap dance. His campaign manager reads his speech for him, telling audiences Mr. Peanut is an art object who stands above the hurly burly of politics. And a chorus line of sequined girls called the peanuts do a song and dance number. Across the water in West Van- couver, an aldermanic candidate was similarly inspired, and instead of making promises brought his dog Barney on stage to perform tricks. "I'm having a hell of a lot of fun running in this candidate Bart Fleming was reported to have said while Barney rolled over, sat up and barked. When a member of the audience attempted to question Fleming about Barney, the meeting chairman interrupted by loudly pounding his gavel, which came apart and flew across the stage. The climate that produced Canada's first self appointed full time town fool Vancouver's Joachim Foikus is continuing to work it's magic. But even with that kind of help, the campaign still isn't expected to bring out more than the usual 35 per cent of the voters in the country's third largest city. One reason is simply that there's no ward system and voters face a bewildering array of close to 200 names from which to choose members of the city council, school boards and parks board. At the same time, however, voters are being offered a choice across the political spectrum, with four major parties fielding at least a partial slate of candidates. On the right is the Non Partisan Association, which ruled Vancouver for years until 1972, and which contrary to its name, is closely iden- tified with the business and develop- ment community. In the middle is TEAM The Electors Action Movement led by incumbent Mayor Art Phillips, which ousted the NPA in the last election on a platform of reform and slowing down big development. Since then, however, council's and particularly Mayor Phillips' perfor- mance has tarnished that image, leading one columnist to label the mayor, "Mr. Phlipp-Phlopp." Steel industry inquiry refutes NDP allegations of profiteering Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The steel in- dustry in Canada was cleared of allegations of profiteering when Mr. Justice Willard Estey of the Ontario Court of Appeal brought down his report for the federal govern- ment after five months of study and hearings. The report tabled in Parliament was a severe setback for NDP parliamentary leader Ed Broadbent. He had demanded the in- quiry last spring. He was ended its and is ex- the end of Miller might have to reopen U.S. coal talks Chairman Howard Cannon (Dem. Nev.) said the panel will meet in executive session Wednesday to discuss its rec- ommendation. The House of Representatives judiciary committee begins its hearings on the nomination Thursday. Of the Senate committee's four Republicans and five Democrats, only Senator James Allen (Dem. Ala.) said he had not made up his mind how to vote. Allen said his indecision was based on philosophical questions rather than any qualms about Rockefeller's ethics. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE WASHINGTON (AP) United Mine Workers (UMW) President Arnold miller might have to reopen negotiations with U.S. coal industry repre- sentatives before he can sell a proposed new contract to his striking union. Little progress was reported Monday in the UMW's efforts to achieve ratification of the tentative agreement reached last week. A union source said Miller might have to return to the bargaining table with the coal industry to win some modi- fications in the proposal before it can receive approval of the union's bargaining council. Industry spokesmen have indicated that such bargaining would only be to consider a possible redistribution of benefits, not a fattening of the over-all contract. Meanwhile, the strike by the 120.000 UMW members, affecting mines producing 70 per cent of the soft coal in the U.S., entered its second week today. It seemed virtually certain the strike would extend another two weeks, since UMW officials say it will take another eight to 10 days to get the contract ratified orice it is approved by the bargaining council. The strike already has idled more than workers in the railway and steel in- dustries. U.S. Steel Corp., the largest steelmaker in the U.S. said it would start shutting down en- tire plants if miners do not re- tarn to work by Dec. 1. Bethle- hem Steel Corp., the No. 2 pro- ducer, said it is laying off 175 of its employees at its Sparrows Point, Md., plant. The proposed contract would provide wage increases totaling 15 per cent over three years as well as cost-of-living increases. following up on the then national NDP leader David Lewis' "ripoff" charges against big corporations. There had been a series of steel price increases. The Big Three in the steel business are always good tar- gets for the New Democratic Party. Hamlton-based Stelco had boosted its price five times in six months. The latest increase came last May. That set off the NDP howl- ing for the steel companies' heads. The charge of profiteering was levelled and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, facing claims of not doing enough to help the con- sumers in Canada, then asked the steel company to explain its latest increase. Seldom has a Canadian prime minister intervened in the operations of private industry in that man- ner. The then Liberal minority government bowed to the clamor of the NDP and set up the steel inquiry, naming Mr. Justice Estey as com- missioner. Recently Mr. Broadbent grew impatient. He had not heard any more of the steel in- quiry. How was it coining? When was it going to report? He implied that the cabinet had received the report and was sitting on it. Not so, said the prime minister. He expected the report any day now. One fail- ing of the NDP is it regards all profits as evil. Then Broadbent started crying "wolf" once too often. Without knowing the fin- dings of the steel inquiry he levelled another blast at the steel companies this fall. He predicted the report would contain evidence of profiteering. He claimed that statistics for the first nine months of 1974 showed the three major steel companies' profits had increased over the same period of 1973. He said Steel Company of Canada Ltd. (Stelco) profits were up 31 per cent, Algoma Steel Corp. Ltd. 121 per cent and Dominion Foundries and Steel Dofasco up 29 per cent. It was an impressive attack. Broadbent urged the govern- ment to roll back steel prices if the inquiry showed cases of profiteering. The NDP was off Greyhound men strike PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Some bus drivers and other employees of Greyhound bus Lines went on strike against the United States-wide system Monday after 48 hours of negotiations between the company and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) failed to produce a new contract. Greyhound Presi- dent James Kerrigan said. The original contract with the largest bus line in the U.S. expired at 2 p.m. EST. The negotiations began Sept. 16, broke off at one point, then resumed Saturday and went almost continuously until Monday's deadline. The old contract expired Oct. 31. FAH IT'S FABRIC SALE Nixon wanted clemency for Hunt LACE TRIM Minimum 10 yards per customer............ yd. 10 COTTON KNITS Irregulars.................... yd. %J DENIM 199 100% cotton. yd. POLYESTER BATTING 1 ibs each 3 99 UPHOLSTERY Manufacturers Clearance 799 to I yd. 299 7! to I WASHINGTON (AP) -The Watergate cover-up trial Mon- day heard White House tapes on which Richard Nixon dis- cussed offering clemency to E. Howard Hunt and also was told "the only White House guilt, culpability, is in the cover-up." Four conversations never before publicly disclosed were played Monday. Prosecutor James Neal said tapes of 15 more conversations will be played before the prosecution completed its case Thursday. Two of the tapes played Monday were of conversations between former president Nixon and Charles Colson: a meeting Jan. 8. 1973. and a telephone call March 21.1973. The other two were meetings between Nixon and H.R. Haldeman. then White House staff chief, on March 20 and 22, 1973. Haldeman. former White House aide John Ehrlichman, former attorney-general John Mitchell, ex-assistant at- torney-general Robert Mar- dian, and Kenneth Parkinson, one-time lawyer for the Nixon re-election committee, are charged with conspiring to block the investigation of the Watergate breakin. Nixon and Colson discussed clemency for Hunt on Jan. 8. 1973. the day former CIA agent Hunt went on trial for the Watergate burglary. "Hunt's is a simple said Nixon. We'll build that son-of-a-bitch up like no- body's business. We'll have Bucklev write a column and say. you know, that he, that he should have clemency, if you've given 18 years of ser- vice That's it. It's on the merits." Columnist William F. Buckley is a long-time friend of Hunt's and at one time served in the CIA with him. Buckley said Monday in an interview: "I don't need to be reminded to write a column urging clemency even for sons-of-bitches. as Mr. Nixon should know from personal ex- perience." During a discussion March 22. 1973, Haldeman and Nixon expressed concern that Jeb Stuart Magruder. former deputy director of the Com- mittee to Re-elect the President, would break under pressure. On the other hand, said Haldeman. he wouldn't worry about Gordon Strachan, one of his aides in the White House. "A hell of a guy." said Nix- on. News In brief Ford meets Hirohito TOKYO (AP) President Ford began the first visit of a U.S. president to Japan today by meeting with Emperor Hirohito and assuring Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka that Japan can count on "a stable supply of agricultural imports from the United States." Ford's talk with Tanaka and other high-ranking Japanese officials also dealt with the lo- cally touchy question of nuclear weapons aboard U.S. Navy ships visiting Japanese ports, the global oil situation and U.S. relations with China and the Soviet Union. Escape aid brings jail MONTREAL (CP) A ses- sions court judge sentenced Jocelyne Deraiche and Carole Moreau to 23 months and 18 months, respectively, Monday for their parts in the escape last month of five prisoners from St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary. Judge Emile Trottier said Miss Deraiche, 22, had trans- ported firearms into the prison in a bag and encourag- ed the other accomplice to help her. Ambassador held hostage WASHINGTON (AP) A father seeking the release of his son from the Philippines held the Philippine am- bassador to the United States and a wounded aide hostage for almost 12 hours before throwing down his gun and surrendering. Napoleon Lechoco tossed the weapon from a second- floor window of the Philippine chancery about 2 a.m. today and surrendered peacefully after receiving word that his son, who he claimed had been prevented from joining the rest of the family here, left the Philippines by liner. had air- on its favorite Business! But the attack collapsed when two days later Industry Trade and Commerce Minister Alastair Gillespie tabled the Estey report. Saxbe kills 'dirty tricks' for FBI WASHINGTON (AP) United States Attorney- General William Saxbe has refused to go along with an FBI request for legislation authorizing emergency "dirty tricks" against domestic political organizations. The split between Saxbe and FBI Director Clarence Kelley surfaced at a news conference Monday as the attorney- general denounced the disrup- tive tactics employed in FBI counter intelligence operations for 15 years ending in 1971. Saxbe urged Congress to create a joint House of Repre- sentatives-Senate committee to monitor the daily operations of the FBI. "I think this is one of the greatest safeguards that we could have in this he said. Emphasizing a different ob- jective, Kelley asked for legislation to permit the FBI "under emergency situations, to do some things which counteract the effectiveness'' of militant groups at the ex- tremes of the political spectrum. Kelley has been pushing the proposal for almost a year but the justice department has re- fused to adopt it. Yukon citizens vote WHITEHORSE, Y.T. (CP) An estimated 60 per cent of the eligible voters in the Yukon Territory went to the polls Monday to elect a 12- member territorial council, the largest in the territory's history. There were 38 candidates in the running for the four-year terms that begin Dec. 10. Three independent in- cumbents were returned to of- fice. Don Taylor won his sixth election in Watson Lake and Ken McKinnon was returned for his fourth term in Whitehorse North Centre. Hilda Watson retained her Kluane Seat by an unofficial 17-vote margin over former council speaker John Livesey. There will be a recount. Police want dum-dums SEATTLE (AP) City police said Monday they plan to begin using hollow-point bullets, sometimes called dum-dums, banned by inter- national convention from use in wartime since 1899. Tim Burgess, a police department spokesman, said the switch from convention flat-tip ammunition was being made because a hollow-point ade- bullet "offers officers quate protection." After dum-dums were introduced in the 19th century, they were banned from use in war by the first peace conference at The Hague. A hollow-point bullet expands and disintegrates on impact. Conventional bullets usually remain whole and pass through the target intact. Clergyman arrested BERLIN (AP) Police ar- rested Cornelius Burghardt, 29, a Protestant clergyman, today in connection with the revenge murder of West Berlin's highest-ranking judge. The wife of another clergyman was arrested Sun- day in the same case. Police sources said it was believed that Burghardt has advance knowledge of the plot to kill Judge Guenter von Drenkmann, the chief justice of the supreme court. French still striking PARIS (Reuter) French- men who decided to work to- day had to dress in the dark and stand in long lines for public transportation as a 24- hour strike by major labor un- ions struck every facet of French life. The first tangible signs of the to protest the government's austerity electricity and gas stoppages of up to three hours, and severely cur- tailed train services. Some subways in Paris were shut down, only 60 per cent of public buses were run- ning, and taxis were scarce. The National airline Air France cancelled some short- distance flights. The strike cut staff to a min- imum in schools, banks and hospitals, while the postal strike, which began the wave of labor unrest more than a month ago, continued. Father held in killing DENVER (AP) Three small children were killed with a shotgun at their home Monday and their father was arrested later as he drove along a highway about 95 miles southwest of the city. police said. Police arrested Raymond Yost, 29. for questioning in the killing of his three children- Michelle and Michael, four- year-old twins, and Julie Rav. 3. France delivering bombers to Egypt WASHINGTON (AP) France has started delivering Mirage fighter bombers to Egypt, a step regarded as the first hard evidence that Egypt is turning to France for new weapons in an effort to Exclusive dealer in Lethbridge for SEWING MACHINES Phone 329-3355 FAR H T S FACTORY LETMBRIDOE ITD 11239 2nd Avenue S. Lethbridge I Thank You To all those who worked in the campaign and 1o the 624 people who voted for me at the Pro- gressive Conservation nomination meeting in Magrath. I say lhank you most sincerely. The sup- port you all showed was greatly appreciated. Johnny Thompson broaden its sources of arms. Meanwhile, Pentagon sources said that they nave delected no dramatic increase in the level of Soviet arms shipments to Syria. Israeli of- ficials claimed last week that 20 Soviet vessels were un- loading weapons in the Syrian port of Latakia. Egypt has received no new military equipment from the Soviet Union and only two shiploads of Soviet spare parts since last April, U.S. adminis- tration sources say. The Soviet shipments arrived shortly before Egyptian Presi- dent Anwar Sadat announced his country was ending its nearly 20-year dependence on 1JX! 11'iTr -IT 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 328-0855 Lethbridge, Alberta Mutual discussions will be helo at: CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE 11 St. and 5 Ave. 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. ;