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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Tutwlay, Oetobtr News in brief Arab guerrillas killed TEL AVIV (Reuter) Three Arab guerrillas were killed by Israeli forces on the Lebanese and Jordanian fron- tiers, an Israeli army spokesman said today. An Israeli patrol operating Monday in the southern Negev Desert near the Jordanian border located a guerrilla who had infiltrated from Jordan and killed an Israeli Bedouin, spokesman said. The guerrilla was killed. There" were no Israeli casualties, the spokesman said. Thieu to run for 3rd term SAIGON (AP) President Nguyen Van Thieu denied charges of personal corrup- tion tonight and announced, in effect, he will run for a third term next year. He said over national radio and television, however, that if the people have lost trust in him he will not seek re- election. Makarios return ruled oiu ATHENS (Reuter) Premier Constantine Caramanhs of Greece has in- dicated that the Cypriot government has ruled out the return of Archbishop Makarios, the island's former president overturned in a coup earlier this year. The premier made the an- nouncement Monday while calling on Greek-Cypriots to support the government of the acting president of Cyprus, Glafkos Clerides. Police stop strike riot MONTREAL (CP) Police were caled in today when vio- lence erupted during a demon- stration at a strike-bound United Aircraft plant, in nearby Longueuil. A spokesman for Longueuil police said 45 officers from the municipal force and from the provincial police were brought in following reports that between 300 and 400 demonstrators had overturned six cars, burning four of them. Border-jumpers increasing KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) An immigration official here says the number of Mexican border-jumpers entering British Columbia has increas- ed in the last few months. Clare Scatchard said Mon- day that in the last two months, eight illegal im- migrants were apprehended in B.C. between the Okanagan Valley and Fort St. John. Ransom demand dropped SANTO DOMINGO (AP) United States officials think the terrorists holding seven hostages in the Venezuelan consulate in this Dominican Republic capital may have abandoned their demand for million ransom With the siege going into the fifth day, state department spokesman John King said in Washington that the six leftist guerrillas' demands "seem to have boiled down to safe con- duct" out of the country for themselves and 37 terrorists in Dominican prisons. He said that the earlier money' de- mand has not been repeated. N.B. election pending? FREDERICTON (CP) Supporters of New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative government celebrated victories in two byelections Monday night amid speculation a fall elec- tion may be in the offing. Premier Richard Hatfield could wait until late next year before calling a provincial election but has refused to rule out the possibility of one this year. Ships collide, 2 dead GREAT YARMOUTH, Eng- land (AP) A Finnish tanker and a small United States owned oil-rig supply ship col- lided in the North Sea late Monday, and the British coast guard said the captain and en- gineer of the U.S. vessel are missing and feared dead. Five crew members of the supply ship, believed Dutch, were rescued by the tanker. The missing men were not im- mediately identified. Thieves get cash, policeman NIMES, France (Reuter) Four masked men robbed a bank near here of about 000 today, then took a police lieutenant hostage after a gun battle, police sources said. The men held up the Credi Henry claims Congress hurting peace efforts NEW YORK (AP) Henry Kissinger has ended another phase of his efforts to get negotiations on the Cyprus crisis started again, reporting progress but fearful that his work is being undermined in Congress. Although most of his atten- tion today was turned toward the Middle East and meetings with Arab leaders, the United States state secretary is reported to be planning-to at- tack leaders of a congressional drive to cut off military aid to Turkey. Kissinger said he made progress in talks Sunday and Monday with Foreign Ministers George Mavros of Greece and Turan Gunes of Turkey. Ecevit's rival to form gov't Violence on the Hill A man drops a rock on the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill Monday as demonstrators clash with riot police in the background. Indians and their sympath- izers were seeking attention for native'grievances druing the opening of Parliament. Story on Page 1. Throne speech contained no surprises, says Getty ANKARA (AP) Turkey's Premier Bulent Ecevit told President Fahri Koruturk he was not able to form a new coalition government. Koruturk accepted hi's resignation Monday and asked Ecevit's chief rival, former premier Suleyman Demirel, to try. Demirel, premier from 1965 until the military forced him out in 1971, said he will meet with leaders of his Justice party before trying to fashion a workable coalition. In an election eight months ago, Demirel's parry won 33 per cent of the 450 seats in the National Assembly, but he was unable to get support from other conservative par- Oil slick hits Quebec shoreline ties necessary for a coalition. Ecevit's leftist Republican People's party stepped in, and with the support of the orthodox Moslem National Salvation party formed a tenuous government that fell two weeks ago because of conflicts over the premier's policies in dealing with Cyprus and domestic' prob- lems. But the secretary feels his accomplishments w jeopardized by Senate pass Monday of an amendn sponsored by Senator Thoi Eagleton (Dem. Mo.) to off U.S. aid to Turkey becj of its use of U.S. arms in it vasion of Cyprus. A public rebuke of amendment was expects follow a telephone today between Kissinger President Ford. The secretary is said to that if the Eagleton ami ment gets through Congr the chances of his playir decisive role in the Cy] crisis will be near zero. Instead of forcing Tui into a more flexi negotiating position, his th ing goes, Ankara will be harder to deal with. Oldtimers building Lyonnais bank in the small town of Uzes near here, then fled towards Nimes. There was an exchange of fire with police on the outskirts of the town, during which the men seized the lieutenant, the sources said. African miners killed JOHANNESBURG (AP) The South African Press Association reports police opened fire on 500 battling African mine workers, killing two and injuring four. The report says seven policemen were injured in the clash Sunday at a platinum mine at Marikana. The agency says a fight broke out between a worker from neighboring Malawi and a miner from the Xhosa tribe in South Africa. When three other Xhosas arrived, an angry crowd of Malawis at- tacked them. To protect the Xhosas. security men locked them into an office, and the Malawis attempted to storm the building. EDMONTON (CP) The federal government's throne speech Monday contained "virtually nothing unexpected" and, on the surface, showed nothing that would cause Alberta concern, says Don Getty, intergovernmental affairs minister. Mr. Getty promised the Alberta government's co- operation "in every way possible" with anti inflation measures if Ottawa assumes leadership in helping the country through the current period of rising prices. He asked that the details of anti inflation programs be flexible enough to be adapted regionally. Among the Alberta related issues to be discussed in this session of the House of Commons are resource legislation patterned after last March's federal provincial oil price agreement and Ottawa's decision Deaths CANADIAN PRESS Bismarck, N.D. Leonard Larson, 76, former head of the American Medical Association and the American Cancer Society. whether oil companies can deduct royalties paid to provincial governments from their federal income tax. Bob Clark, Social Credit house leader, said he was appalled not to find any indication in the throne speech that the federal government intends to introduce legislation to settle the Coast grain handlers' strike. He was also disappointed that the government didn't mention an investigation of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency. AHA opposes opening contracts still in force An invitation to contract proposals does not mea: the Alberta Hospital Association has changed its policy on reopening labor contracts, the group's executive director said Monday. The AHA is still opposed to reopening contracts still in force, Murray Ross said in a telephone interview from Edmonton. The association, which holds bargaining rights for most hospitals in the province, recently issued a verbal invitation to the Health Sciences Association of Alberta to submit contract proposals. The HSAA bargains for H paramedical professions at 21 hospitals. All but one of its contracts expire next spring. "There has been no policy change up to this point in time I think that the objective is to commence discussions with bargaining agencies earlier than would otherwise be the case." said Mr. Ross. He said the last negotiations with hospital employees had dragged on into the new contract period and an early conclusion is desirable. Hospitals have recruiting problems because of economic pressures, including inflation. the low unemployment rate and the recent raise for provincial employees, he said. DALHOUSIE, N.B. (CP) winds today continued to hamper pollution fighters trying to define the size and location of an oil slick in the Bay of Chaleur but informa- tion indicated two to three miles of Quebec shoreline has been contaminated. An environment department spokesman in Halifax said a transport department helicopter was to try today to survey the area where between and barrels of heavy bunker C oil was spilled Monday by the tanker Golden Robin, which grounded trying to dock at this northeastern New Brunswick port. Several of the 30 oil tanks on the ship were torn open when she grounded off Douglas Island, about a quarter mile from the wharf here. The Restigouche River es- tuary and the bay form part of the border between Quebec and New Brunswick and reports Monday night said a large slick, molasses-thick and with the appearance of road tar, had moved five miles out into the bay to the area of Heron Island. The environment depart- ment official said today at least some of the oil was believed to have gone ashore on the Quebec side of the bay northeast of Dalhousie along two to three miles of shoreline. Winds were westerly at 35 to 40 knots and the surface of the water was extremely rough, making it difficult to pinpoint where any floating oil had moved overnight. The transport department vessel Wolfe and department officials from Halifax were flying here today. British election conies alive LONDON (Reuter) After a low-key start, Britain's general election campaign has come to life with the three main party leaders wrangling about the extent of the country's economic troubles and how to deal with them. The most noticeable change has been in Conservative Leader Edward Heath. In the first week of the campaign for the Oct. 10 election he largely forsook the usual electioneer- ing rhetoric and held a series of discussion groups. sought Local senior citizens more than 30 representat from various organizat met last week to discuss possibility of obtainin building to be used pensioners and old tin with offices, meeting roi and recreation areas. L.C. Halmrast, presidei the Original Pensioners Senior Citizens Socii chaired the meeting w was held at Southmin Church hall. Mr Halmrast said he pleased with the results o) meeting and m, organizations have their support of the build Chou marks anniversai with return to public PEKING (Reuter) China celebrated its 25th anniver- sary as a Communist state today, marked by a triumphant return to public life by Premier Chou En-lai. Chou, fighting a bout of ill- ness, made his first public ap- pearance in two months when he spoke before more than 000 banquet guests in Peking's Castro wants improved relations WASHINGTON (AP) Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba has indicated he is interested in improving relations between his country and the United States, say two U.S. senators back from a three- day trip to Cuba. Senators Jacob Javits (Rep. N.Y.) and Claiborne Pell (Dem. R.I.) returned fron' Cuba Monday and immediate- ly briefed members of the -Senate foreign relations com- mittee. One member. Senator Gale McGee (Dem. Wyo) said the senators revealed "no sur- prises" from their trip, but reported it "opened up the possibility of further talks and loosened the situation.'1 Great Hall of the People B day night. The 76-year-old prera second' only in the Chii hierarchy to Chairman Tsetung, went to the recep from a hospital and he ret ed there later, relij sources said today. Chinese officials have I reticent about his illness he is known to have h trouble and to have underj an operation. China marked a quarter century of Communist nil day with a feast of color carnivals- Crowds pac public parks in Peking watch song-and-dance pei mances. But Chairman Mao did appear in public and, as ir last three years, there wa parade past the orn rostrum where he proclai the founding of the Peoj Republic of China Oct. Reliable sources quote top Chinese official as tel a group of foreign visitor day that China will tak< years to reach the cur economic levels of the Wes By then the West w< have progressed further, so perhaps in 100 years Cl will reach parity w development in the i Communist world, said th< ficial who declined to quoted by name. Once-mighty Nixon officials gather for trial CORRECTION In our anniversary Flyer being delivered to your home the following item should have read: MISSES' NON-RUN TIGHTS 97 One pair per package pwpkg Zellers regrets any inconvenience to their customers. WASHINGTON