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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, October 3, 1974 News in brief Election 'statistical war' LONDON (Reuter) The British election campaign is in danger of becoming an ex- change of statistical accusa- tion and counter-accusation. The latest figures to be put forward and then disputed are those released by the Euro- pean Common Market com- mission showing that, of the nine member states, Britain was the most successful in dealing with inflation in the three months from June to August Nixon funds slashed again WASHINGTON (AP) -The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to slash former president Richard NiXon's expense money to but rejected an effort to cut off even his pension as repudiation for Watergate. Senate action is still re- quired on the measure. Mrs. Ford recovering well WASHINGTON (AP) Betty Ford, described as con- tinuing to make a good recovery from cancer sur- gery, was reported Wednes- day to have almost full mobili- ty of her right arm Surgeons removed muscle and lymph glands from the armpit at the same time they removed her cancerous right breast Saturday. Ransom plan abandoned SANTO DOMINGO (CP) Terrorists holding a U.S. woman diplomat and six others hostage for almost a week said today they were abandoning demands for million ransom and release of political prisoners Declaring that conditions in- side the besieged Venezuelan consulate had become intoler- able for both terrorists and their hostages, the terrorists' leader said the gunmen now would accept safe conduct out of the country to Mexico or Peru Aussie investors panic CANBERRA (Reuter) The Australian government tonight cut interest rates after a day of panic when investors rushed to withdraw their savings in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney Millions of dollars were withdrawn as savers besieged savings-and-loan company of- fices fearing a deepening crisis for building and land development companies after several recent financial collapses. Ethiopian pamphlets slammed ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Leaflets attacking military rule have prompted Ethiopia's provisional military council to threaten action against "ele- ments disseminating false ru- mors and pamphlets A statement by the provi- sional military council pub- lished in newspapers here to- day said such elements will be tried by military tribunals as enemies of the people. Libyan oil plan signed DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) spend million in five years The Libyan government and exploring for oil in Libya, the United States company will reported today. Disabled seek agreement EDMONTON (CP) Members of a joint committee on transportation facilities for the handicapped have failed to reach agreement on the recommendations of a report by the Alberta committee of action groups for the disabled. The report suggested that the province withhold one seventh of transportation grants to Alberta municipalities whose transit systems are not accessible to the handicapped. Gov't 'dragging feet' EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government is dragging its feet on city coun- cil's request for an investiga- tion of situations where rents were raised despite lowered property taxes. Aid. Ron Hayter said Wednesday. Aid Hayter said in a Gas pipeline firm wants customers to pay for study Trudeau asks overhaul of parliamentary rules OTTAWA (CP) Prune Minister Trudeau called for a major overhaul of parliamen- tary rules Wednesday, telling MPs they must abandon out- moded ideas if liberty and democracy are to survive. "Parliament must remain the heart of the the prime minister said in his first Commons speech since the majority Liberal victory in the July 8 election. To meet this objective it must express public will in an efficient and complete manner. He pledged to co-operate with opposition members in attempts to find the most acceptable and effective ways to carry out reform. His remarks, leading off the throne speech debate for the government, were greeted cautiously by Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield. The Progressive Con- servatives are willing to look at all government proposals but will take no position until each is spelled out in detail, Mr Stanfield said. The last procedural reform program was carried out in the late 1960s, also by the RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN'S FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL heard in SPOKANE, SEATTLE, VICTORIA, ITALY NOW LETHBRIDGE IS THERE ROOM FOR GOD IN BUSINESS? Come and Hear PETER CONGELLIERE Electoral Engineer Charier President of Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship international in Las Verdes, California TOPIC: How God has worked in a Business way in my life BREAKFAST MEETING SATURDAY, OCT. 5 9 a.m. El Rancho per person j I! Trudeau government. It ended with closure being invoked to cut off opposition resistance to a hotly-debated time- allocation rule for Commons business. "Reform is a two-way Mr. Stanfield said. "We'll wait and see." Mr. Trudeau outlined a series of proposals to speed legislation through Parliament. None were presented as final policy statements, but he said he hopes MPs would give "at least an expression" of sup- port during the new session. Specifically, he proposed: debate limits on non-controversial technical bills and shorter second- reading debates for others. Weeks, even months, can elapse now before second reading, approval in principle, is granted, he said. The time should be shortened to one, two or three days. cameras should be admitted to Parlia- ment to give the public a clearer idea of how it operates. Hay fire A haystack fire on a farm about miles east of Kenyon field airport is being controlled by two members of the Lethbridge fire department. About 78 tons of hay, valued at 500 and owned by Pinzgauer Breeders of McNally, was destroyed in the baize. A fire depart- ment official says the fire was believed to have started from spontaneous combustion. By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The National Energy Board is in a legal quandary over whether it can even consider a recent appli- cation by TransCanada Pipe- Lines Ltd. of Toronto to pass on to customers the cost of a multi-million-dollar feasibili- tv study on coal gasification. And it is likely that the NEB Conspirator list growing WASHINGTON (AP) Federal prosecutors have linked one new name and may add others to the conspiracy case that has brought five Nix- on loyalists to trial on Watergate-related criminal charges. The claim of "newly-dis- covered evidence" was made to U.S District Judge John Sirica, engaged for the third straight day today in trying to select an unbiased jury for the months of trial to come. 'Israeli pullback would avert war' WASHINGTON (AP) Sheik Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia's petroleum minister, says another Middle East war may break out in the next six months if the United States does not force Israel to pull back all the way to its 1967 borders. prepared statement that coun- cil's request went to Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell about Sept. 10 Airline resumes flights ATHENS (AP) Olympic Airways announced resump- tion of its flights today follow- ing a 12-day strike and lockout over the liability of its pilots to prosecution. Three South residents hold Sweeps tickets DUBLIN (CP) Two Canadians stand a good betting chance to win about each on the Irish Sweepstakes this Saturday. They hold tickets on Hail the Pirates, an early 7-1 favorite to win the Cambridgeshire Handicap in Newmarket, England. Four other Canadians could be in the running to win big money on Understudy, 10-1 favorite in the field of 44 horses accepted for the race And there are six Canadians with tickets on Kew Gardens, the 12-i favorite. First prise is second and third Bas- ed on the current rate of ex- change, that would be about and in terms of Canadian funds. Holders of tickets on starters or horses out of the tunning are assured of about each. Two Lethbndge tickets and one from Brooks were among those drawn, as was one from Rossland. B.C.. None. however, was on the favorites. The local tickets