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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thurwlay, September 5, 1974 News in brief 'Ombudsman necessary' EDMONTON (CP) The "ballooning size" of governments is making the need for ombudsmen to deal with complaints about govern- ment more evident, says Alberta's former ombudsman. George McClellan told the annual conference of the In- stitute of Public Administra- tion of Canada Wednesday that the growth of governments increased "a state of impersonality that was never intended nor wanted. U.S. sugar prices up WASHINGTON (AP) A five-pound bag of sugar that cost 85 cents last January is today, and the United States government says consumers will see sugar prices increase further before settling down. IRA gets lights control BELFAST (AP) Irish Re- publican Army guerrillas won a bloodless victory today when the British army agreed to give up control of most of the street lighting in the border town of Newry. The army retained control of the lights in the centre of the town and warned it would take over all the lighting again if violence resumed. The local military commander had been blacking out areas for several months to protect army patrols from IRA snipers. Mexican Mennonite taken CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) The 29-year-old sen of the Mexican Mennonites' patriarch has been missing for three days and is feared to have been kidnapped, police said Wednesday. Aaron Redekop, a local businessman, is the son of Aaron Redekop Sr., patriarch of the Mennonite colony in Cuauhtemoc City, 80 miles east of Chihuahua in northern Mexico. Terrorist attacks feared VIENNA (AP) A former home for nuns has been turned into a heavily guarded transit camp for Soviet Jews on their way to Israel, making its Viennese neighbors fearful of Arab terrorist attacks. "I know the Jews have to be housed somewhere." said one woman. "But why do they have to come next door to Annexation move protested NEW DELHI (Reuter) Thousands of students ramp- aged through Katmandu, the capital of Nepal. Wednesday night after the lower house of the Indian Parliament passed a bill to absorb the neighbor- ing Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim into India's political system. Reports from Katmandu said more than students marched through the capital shouting anti-Indian slogans, then smashed windows at a li- brary run by the Indian em- bassy. Students coming home PARIS (AP) The student- fare crisis on Air Canada has just about faded away and youths will be able to travel home without trouble beginn- ing Saturday, airline officials said today. Only 13 students were still waiting to go home today, compared to about 50 last Saturday. Airline officials said last week's group had all departed and those awaiting seats were students who show- ed up in Paris later. "Some will be able to find seats today and tomorrow, and our Saturday flight has plenty of space available, so there should be no one official said. The crisis arose with the end-of-summer crush of holidaymakers going home via Montreal. Because of their cut-rate fares, students lost priority to regular fare passengers. Stone theft foiled LONDON (Reuter) Police foiled early today an apparent attempt by Scottish nationalists to remove the an- cient Scottish coronation stone, over which sovereigns are traditionally crowned, from Westminster Abbey. One man was arrested in- side the abbey and two others outside after an automatic burglar alarm sounded at Scotland Yard headquarters. Old building burned BARCELONA. Spain (AP) A fire followed by a series of explosions ravaged a three- sloried building in Barcelona's old quarters early Deaths today One body was recovered, but J. Teixedo. head of the fire brigades at the spot, said it was too early to determine the number of victims since four days might elapse before the mass of debris can be removed. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL By THE CANADIAN PRESS Washington, D.C. General Creighton Abrams. 60. U.S. Army chief of staff and former U.S. commander in Vietnam, of complications from lung-cancer surgerv. Buffalo. N.V. August