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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, October News In brief Peron supporter shot ROSARIO (Reuter) A prominent local supporter of Argentine President Juan Peron was gunned down Sun- day, police said Constantino Rassetti, 54. chief of the Justicialist (Peronist) party's Rosario leadership committee, was shot from a passing car as he was about to enter the garage of his home in this city, 165 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. Peron became president again Friday after a huge election victory last month and 18 years after a military coup ended his previous nine- year rule. There has been a wave of apparently political killings since then, including the shooting of right-wing labor chief Jose Rucci, one of Peron's most powerful backers. Kidnappers release diplomat GUADALAJARA. Mexico (AP) The honorary British consul in Gjadalajara was re- leased by kidnappers who held him for four days, but an in- dustrialist who also was kid- napped last Wednesday still is missing The consul. Dr Anthony Duncan Williams, returned home unharmed Sunday night "I feel great." he said, wav- ing to a group of reporters and well-wishers who gathered in front of his house He arrived in a taxi with two unidentified persons. Although the same Commu- nist group said it kidnapped Williams and Fernando Aranguren, a 36-year-old cooking oil manufacturer, Williams said he did not see the other man and learned about his abduction through radio reports A message from the 23 Sep- tember Communist League last Thursday said unless 51 political prisoners were released and paid, the two men would be killed Agnew goes on TV tonight WASHINGTON (AP> Former vice-president Spiro Agnew addresses a television audience tonight and sources indicated the farewell speech may be an instruction on avoiding the problems that ruined his political career. The approximately 15- minute speech is to be televis- ed live at EOT by NBC and CBS. Agnew resigned Wednesday and pleaded no contest to a federal charge of income-tax evasion He was given a 000 fine and three years" probation on the tax charge He denied a series of criminal allegations the jus- tice department listed against him. The government has agreed not to prosecute on the additional charges. Libya denies jets use PARIS Lib- yan embassy here formally denied today that the Mirage jets it bought from France have been used in the Middle East war. Reports that some of the Mirages have been used against the Israelis on the Suez canal front are "totally an embassy spokesman said. Libyan Foreign Minister Abdul-atti Obeidi has formally assured the French charge d'affaires in Tripoli that the aircraft have not been used in violation of the Franco-Libyan sales contract, he said. The Libyan denial followed claims by Israel that it shot down two Mirage jets fighting with Egyptian forces in the Sinai desert area Sunday. Queen en route to Honolulu VANCOUVER (CP) Queen Elizabeth chatted with Lt.-Gov. Walter Owen of British Columbia and gazed out a window of her Boeing 707 during a refuelling stop at Vancouver International Air- port this morning The Queen remained on the plane, which landed in subur- ban Richmond at a.m. PDT and departed at a.m. PDT 5.24 a m. EDT for Honolulu. About 20 royal attendants went to the airport's VIP lounge while their section of the plane was cleaned. Maintenance crews did not enter the section of the plane occupied by Queen Elizabeth. The plane refuels again at Honolulu before landing at Fi- ji, where the royal party will- spend Tuesday night. The Queen is due to arrive in Canberra Wednesday and will be greeted there by Prince Philip, who has been carrying out royal engagements in Bulgaria and New Zealand. Nuclear plant venture near BUENOS AIRES (AP) Canadian Energy Minister Donald Macdonald says a joint Canadian- Italian venture with the Argentine government to build a nuclear power plant is expected to be consummated before December. Macdonald, who is meeting with Argentine officials on the consortium's contract while attending Juan Peron's in- auguration as president said the signing was aeiayea because of technical problems." The acting head of the Argentine Atomic Energy Commission said Sept. 15 that the contract would be signed within three weeks. Macdonald said there is lit- tle doubt that plans to buiid Argentina's second nuclear reactor, located in Rio Tercero, some 400 miles northwest of here, would go through. Ant ique I ;