Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ottob.r 39, THI UTHBKIDOl A ID 23 Former General Arrested SANTIAGO (AP) Roberto Viaur, a former general, was arrested here In connection with the assassination of the e ommander of the Chilean inny, police reported. Viaux, leader of a short-lived army rebellion for higher pay last year, was arrested at the home of his lawyer, who called 'police and told them Viaux was waiting for them. A main suspect In the assassi- nation of Gen. Rene Schneider was arrested Tuesday. Police identified him as Jaime Mel- goza Garay, 29, force Tet- eran. Newspapers have said Garay fired the three fatal shots at Schneider. Schneider was shot on a San- tiago street last Thursday and died Sunday. Chilean officials laid the assassination was the work of rightists who wanted to block the presidential election of Sal- vador AUende, a Marxist sena- tor, by stirring up the army. With the arrest of Viaux, po- lice are holding eight persons in connection with the assassina- tion. Ceasefire Extension In Making WASHINGTON (Reuter) The United States feels there is a reasonable chance of obtain- ing a formal extension of the Middle East ceasefire, state de- partment official Joseph J. Sisco said today. assistant state secretary in a television interview that current discussions behind the scenes at the United Nations h focused on a 60-day extension beyond the Nov. 5 expiration of the original 90-day ceasefire. Siscb's statement was the first public indication from U.S. offi- cials that a prior agreement be- tween Israel and Egypt on ex- tending the ceasefire is in the making. Regarding the stalled peace talks under UN special envoy Gunnar V. Jarring, Sisco said: "We do have the impression it is altogether possible a way can be found to get these talks going." Eaton Sees No End To Asia War PARIS (AP) Cyrus S. Eaton, 86-year-old millionaire Cleveland industrialist, said today he sees no hope of the Vi- etnamese war ending "until Congress says it will give nt more money." During a stopover in Paris on his way to Warsaw to receive an honorary degree, Eaton said that he had talked with officials of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegations to the peace talks, as well cs U.S. Am- bassador David Bruce, officials of the French foreign ministry, and Russian Ambassador Val- erian Zorin. He said he found no prospect for progress at the peace talks. Officer Interviews Survivors CHU LAI (AP) Lieut. Wil- liam Calley arrived in South Vietnam today to interview sur- vivors of the 1968 My Lai kill- ings but apparently win not Visit the scene. This became known several hours after Calley, who faces a U.S. Army courtmartial for the My Lai incident, flew into Sai- gon .from the United States ac- companied by his military coun- sel and one of the army's prose- cutors. Galley's announced purpose in coming to Vietnam is to take depositions from five South Vi- etnamese witnesses. He is charged with murder in the deaths of 102 Vietnamese in My Lai March The 27-year-old lieutenant was tiie platoon leader of the unit of the Americal Division which at- tacked the hamlet on that date. Hospital Patient Shot To Death PALERMO, Sicily (Reuter) Gunmen dressed in white doc- tors uniforms burst into a Pal- ermo hospital last night and machine-gunned a patient to death, police said today. The man, 44-year-old Caodido Ciuni, was riddled with1 bullets he lay on his bed recovering from a knife attack in a Pal- ermo street last week. Two gunmen posing as doc- tors entered Ciuni's private room as his wife Antonio sat by his bedside. Other white-robed gunmen threatened staff and doctors in the corridors with pistols and hatchets. U.S. Bombers Fly More Strikes SAIGON (AP) U.S. B-52 bombers flew more strikes today against North Vietnamese supply routes through southern Laos. The big bombers have flown more than 500 strikes in the region in the last 2% weeks. Many of the raids sre concen- trated in a 70-square-mile area just west of the demilitarized zone. The area is south of the Bang Hien River and north of Khe and there have been reports of heavy North Viet- namese movement through it to- ward the northwestern part of South Vietnam. North Vietnam charged Tues- day that many U.S. planes, in- cluding B-52 bombers, attacked Huong Lap village in the north- ern part of the demilitarized zone last Sunday. "We don't comment on propa- ganda from said a U.S. spokesman. Wildcat Coal Strike Spreads LONDON (AP) Wildcat strikes spread in British coal mines today as Scottish miners rejected a 12-per-cent wage in- crease offered by the National Coal Board. Some men were on strike In Scotland, about one- fifth of the mine work force. Scattered coal-field strikes were reported in Yorkshire and Wales. Leaders of the National Union of Mineworkers barely accepted the coal board offer night. But the final decision will be taken in a vote among British miners, to be completed in about three weeks. The coal board offer, esti- mated to cost about million million) a year, would in- crease wages between 7s 6d and a week. Tax Commission Urged By AUMA CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta Urban Municipalities As- sociation rejects the provincial government's "piecemeal" ap- proach to urban fiscal prob- lems and urges the appoint- ment of a provincial taxation commission, the association ex- ecutive said here. The executive, in a policy statement, said it generally agrees with the recommenda- tions of the special committee appointed by the provincial government tn study assess- ment and taxation. But it adds: "We do wish to reiterate that this piecemeal approach to resolving these problems, though helpful, is not a satisfactory or proper course." The associations' objectives include: Tire assessment, of all lands and buildings throughout the provtace on a common basis without differentiation be- tween urban and rural proper- ties; all exemptions be elim- inated to prevent distortion of the property tax bass; revenue received from property taxes to be used to provide municipal services to properties only, and a long range plan prepared by municipal and provincial Members were to be asked to endorse the policy statement in a resolution to the convention Thursday. SENTENCED FOR KILLING CAMPBELLS BAY, Que, (CP) Ervine Mousseau, 22, of Fort Coulonge, Que., was sentenced here to 12 years in jail for the Dec. 24, 1969, shoot- ing death of his brother, Brian, at a Christmas party. a SIMPSONS-SEARS GREAT NOVEMBER Kenmore Wash! 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