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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 The Novtmbw News In brief Asthma drug ban coming OTTAWA A drug that apparently has caused deaths among asthmatics because of over-use is to be placed on a restricted list a few a spokesman for Health Minister Marc Lalonde said Tuesday night. The usu- ally is found in aerosol sprays now available without pre- scription The government in- tends to make it available only on a doctor's recommen- dation. Norman Mr Lalonde's parliamentary made the an- nouncement in a Commons reply to Walter Dinsdale He said health department after studying numerous have concluded that since four deaths in Can- ada have been associated with excessive use of isoprenaline. he the problem may be more widespread Tornadoes whip Dixie Miss. A fast-moving cold front smashed into humid air covering Dixie and touched off tornadoes and flash floods which killed three persons and injured more than 100. Three other persons were reported missing in Southhaven. At least nine twisters spi- ralled down out of driving rainstorms in southern northern Alabama and Tennessee Tuesday night and early today. Flooding was also reported in portions of West Virginia. The storm system moved into Georgia and the Carolinas during the night and portions of the three states remained under a tornado watch Hundreds of houses and trailer homes were destroyed or damaged. Irish roadblocks kill 2 BELFAST A man and a woman were killed today when their car crashed into one of hundreds of roadblocks set up across northern Ireland during the night by extremists. The blitz by extremists blocked most major roads with hijacked and booby- trapped and buses. Police were forced to close many major roads and seal off the town of Lurgan. Calls to security head- quarters in Belfast flooded in reporting hundreds of suspect vehicles. In a related British security forces reported shooting dead an Irish guerrilla early today as he tried to hijack a car. Caroline's guard ends WASHINGTON Se- cret service protection has ended for Caroline the oldest child of the late President John F. who turned 16 a spokesman for the service said The spokesman said the around-the-clock protection was lifted under the terms of a law that provides such protec- tion for the two Kennedy children until they reach 16 Transit strike delayed EDMONTON The threat of a strike early today that would shut down the city's transit system was lifted but the bus drivers may still walk off early Thursday The bus drivers and garage men employed by Edmonton transit had originally been scheduled to strike early Mon- day but agreed only minutes before the deadline to post- pone a walkout for 48 hours while the workers voted on a tentative agreement. Bill business agent for the Amalgamated Transit Workers said Tuesday that strike notice was not filed until city hall opened on Mon- day so the strike deadline would have to be extended to early Thursday. OPTOMETRISTS DR. RALPH F. OLER announces his association with DR. DENNIS H. PITKIN Offices in two locations For call 327-2566 562-8104 Blalrmora THE PERFECT GIFT FOR SOMEONE YOU Above you want to make her happy And we want to help. That's why we're determined to become real Santa's helpers. Come to Canadian Furriers where you will find the moit beautiful furs in the world. TU.IPJ. CANADIAN FURRIERS A Tradition of Paramount Theme 4th AM. t. New gov to explain route to democracy ATHENS Greek Premier Adamantios Androutsopoulos scheduled a broadcast tonight and was ex- pected to tell the country how and when his new government intends to restore parliamen- tary rule. The 54-year-old premier was appointed to head a'17- member civilian cabinet Sun- day after a pre-dawn bloodless coup from within the armed forces toppled the regime of George Papadopoulos and in- stalled Gen. Phaedon Gizikis as president. The coup was carried out by a group of officers headed by Brig.-Gen. Dimitrios loan- chief of the powerful military who is con- sidered the strongman behind Gen. Gizikis. Observers said Premier An- droutsopoulos would outline in his broadcast his government's long-term policy to achieve the pledge given Sunday by the armed forces to establish conditions for the functioning of a genuine democratic system. The new regime has accus- ed deposed president Papadopoulos of having strayed from the principle of the 1967 revolution which he had masterminded and of hav- ing tried to use the armed forces to further his own per- sonal ambitions. Mayor meets protester Joe of the Whitefish Bay Indian 50 miles south of meets Tuesday with Kenora Mayor James Davidson after Indians occupied the Department of Indian Affairs offices. The Indians took over the offices they sent the employees out to draw attention to a'list of grievances. Wiretap bill debaters examine compromises By PETER LLOYD OTTAWA The wire- tapping debate continued Tuesday in the Commons but the real action came in behind-the-scenes attempts to hammer out compromises on controversial amendments. Conservatives and New Democrats appeared firm in their opposition to an amend- ment introduced by Justice Minister Otto but there were indications of a deal brewing on an amendment proposed by John Diefenbaker Prince Mr Lang's amendment MP fears 'hassle' has Watergate connection OTTAWA A Con- servative MP charged Tues- day that a man living in and whose name has appeared in 'connection with scandals in is be- ing harrassed by or on behalf of United States authorities. John Reynolds Richmond said the John H. a long-time associate of Presi- dent Nixon's brother is living in near Van- and seeking landed immigrant status. Mr. Reynolds said he won- dered if federal immigration authorities are acting in collu- sion with U.S. authorities in the complicated issue revolv- ing.around Mr. Meier. He made his charges out- side the Commons after being told in the House that a con- fidential document concerning Mr. Meier was sent by the im- migration department to the U.S. internal revenue service and fell into other hands. Immigration Minister Robert Andras said the inter- nal revenue service has apologized for the error. Mr. Andras told reporters that certain matters have held up a decision on the applica- tion for landed immigrant status. Several Washington sources have said Mr. Meier has infor- mation related to pay- ment by billionaire Howard Hughes to C.G. the president's close friend. CARRIAGE HOUSE OFFERS A WEEKEND NIGHT FOR TWO .00 JU room would allow use in court of in- direct evidence obtained from illegal wiretaps A clause to that effect was deleted from the bill during committee but Mr. Lang has in- sisted on having a modified form of it reintroduced. Mr. Diefenbaker's amend- ment is to remove a section of the bill allowing an attorney- general or or their to authorize emergency wiretaps for up to 36 hours without a judge's warrant. The section offen- sive to Mr. Diefenbaker says the emergency tapping has to be authorized by a judge after the emergency 36-hour period has expired. The amendment has receiv- ed Commons support from Conservatives and New Democrats and Mr. Lang was reported Tuesday to have made a private compromise offer for Mr. Diefenbaker to consider overnight. COULD TELEPHONE Under the an solicitor- general or their agents at least would have to telephone a judge for permission to tap. The bill would ban private wiretapping and possession of bugging equipment but would allow police to apply to a judge for permission to wiretap if all other attempts to gain evidence failed. After an attempt by Stuart Leggatt West- to ban all police wiretapping was rejected by other New the Liberals and Mr. Lang introduced debate on his controversial amendment. Rejection of the Leggatt amendment showed that the Commons favors police but under strict control. Hijackers release hostages CARRIAGE MOTOR INN MUcLtodTr. 90 Ave. S.E. 283-1101 From AP-REUTER DUBAI Three Pale- stinian in command of a Dutch jumbo jet since Sunday released their exhausted hostages and gave themselves up today after get- ting a safe passage guarantee from the airline KLM reported. A KLM spokesman in Amsterdam said the hijackers and the crewmen and KLM vice-president A. W. Withold-were taken to the airport VIP lounge in this Per- sian Gulf then to a hospital for a checkup. The leaders of the armed forces say that after two referenda the country still does not have a workable con- stitution and is heading toward chaos. Gizikis has said his regime will fulfill the pledge of the army revolution of to establish a sound democratic system. Androutsopoulos was ex- pected to announce plans to revise the present constitution which gave Papadopoulos dic- tatorial powers and made him sole arbiter of all future political developments in the country. Observers predicted the new regime would establish a guided democracy with the army remaining the custodian of law and order to prevent political upheavals. The new government has freed three leading politicians from house including former premier Panayotis as a con- ciliatory move towards the politicians who oppose military rule. Tuesday night it also releas- ed several members of the outlawed Greek Communist including Dimitrios a member of the central committee of the par- arrested after the student riots 10 days ago. U.S. fuel shortage causes mass situation 'worsens' WASHINGTON The fuel shortage has begun taking its toll on jobs in the United putting thousands out of work before Christmas in the first of an expected series of major layoffs. Layoffs are reported in the construction and textile industries. The Associated General Contractors of America says a survey indicates put of and the situation is The society of the plastics industry forecasts the loss of 1.6 million jobs next and steel industry officials warn that up to jobs could go if oil supplies are cut to levels. The AFL-CIO forecasts lay- offs in retail sales if shopping hours are and the Chemical and Atomic Workers union says petroleum shortages will affect many including the cosmetic and phar- maceutical industries. Frontier Airlines is laying off 150 workers and the country's largest United Air announced Tuesday it would begin layoffs for at least 950 employees Jan. 7. Economists and labor leaders say it still is too early to determine the full impact of the energy crisis on jobs. Some economists have fore- cast an unemployment rate next year of five to eight per compared to the current rate of 4.5 per cent. A rate of six per cent would throw an additional 1.3 million Americans out of work on top of the 4.1 million now without jobs gasoline ration- ing looms a step closer as Nix- on's cabinet-level energy group has soured on fuel- saving tax ideas everybody is lean- ing toward an ad- ministration source describing the attitudes ex- pressed in a meeting Tuesday of the Emergency Energy Ac- tion Group. The source said even Treas- ury Secretary George the strongest advocate of a gasoline tax and higher prices to avoid was all that for taxes in the meeting. Unlimited he would only open the way for oil companies to roll up wind- fall profits by overcharging customers in a shortage market. Although President Nixon said Sunday night that gas- oline supplies will be reduced 15 per cent to increase the supplies of other petroleum the administration's isis strategy caUs for a 30. per-cent gasoline reduction. Ceasefire line talks postponed CAIRO A meeting planned for today between Egyptian and Israeli generals in the Suez desert to discuss ceasefire lines has been postponed until Thursday Sky lab using too much gas HOUSTON Mission Control experts are working with computers in an effort to overcome a problem which causes the Skylab space sta- tion to use too much gas when manoeuvring in space. Flight Director Donald Puddy said the task was but he was dent that given a few days we'll have everything under Until a solution is worked Skylab 3 astronauts Gerald William Pogue and Edward Gibson were told not to manoeuvre the spaceship. That meant post- poning earth resources sur- viewing the comet Kohoutek and photographing distant star fields. Deaths Montreal Francois Ernest inter- nationally recognized authori- ty on textiles and labor relations. London Pop musician John believed electrocuted by an electric guitar in his home recording studio. at Israel's a United Nations spokesman here said. The Rudolf Sta- said Maj.-Gen. Aha- ron who represents Is- rael at the had asked for the postponement and that Egypt's Maj.-Gen. Mohamm- ed El-Gamasy had agreed. Gamasy and Yariv have held four meetings in an attempt to end the deadlock over the demarcation of the ceasefire lines and troop dis- the most impor- tant clause of the U.S.- sponsored six-point ceasefire agreement which both sides signed Nov. 11. The dispute over this clause could impede holding the Mid- dle East peace conference proposed for Geneva Dec. 18. Egyptian President Anwar attending the Arab summit conference in said Tuesday that fighting with Israel could start again any minute. But he added that war alone could not solve the Middle East situation. DIFFER ON LINES Informed diplomatic sources in Cairo have said that the major differences at the talks at Kilometre 101 on the Suez-Cairo road are over whether Egyptian forces should remain on the east bank of the Suez and if so in what if Israel pulled back to the strategic passes in Sinai. Egypt has rejected sugges- tions that both sides withdraw to lines they held before the war began Oct. 6. THE FESTIVE SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING FOR STAFF AND CLIENT ENTERTAINING CALL V.I.P. 329-3655 To book qualified V.I.P. THE BUSINESSMAN'S VALET 208 13th St. S. 'SOUNDS of the WORLD' Present... T t BACH MAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE TONIGHT p.m. UNn LETHWHDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION Located In Mail and 3rd and 13th St. and -l i ;