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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE September News In brief 88 die in plane crash ATHENS (AP) All 88 per- sons aboard a TWA jetliner that crashed Sunday in the Io- nian sea are believed dead. At least one of the 79 passengers was a Canadian. The Boeing 707 jet was en route from Tel Aviv to Los An- geles with stops in Athens, Rome and New York. It plung- ed into a stormy sea 60 miles west of Kefallinia island 40 minutes after leaving Athens. Carmen razes cane NEW ORLEANS (AP) Hurricane Carmen has dis- persed over Louisiana and Texas after leaving two dead and ravaging the Louisiana sugar cane crop. But the storm did far less damage than officials had feared Authorities said about refugees remained in evac- uation centres early today. But thousands of others returned home as the storm disintegrated after missing the state's major population centres 56 killed during weekend By THE CANADIAN PRESS Four members of an Ardrossan, Alta., family kill- ed in a two-car accident 15 miles northeast of Edmonton Friday night were among at least 56 persons who died ac- cidentally across Canada dur- ing the weekend. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times to midnight Sunday night shows 48 traffic deaths, three drownings, three fire deaths, one electrocution and one death in a glider crash. The 48 traffic fatalities, plus 41 during the week, bring the unofficial Canadian total to 668 this year. Search for swimmer halted YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (CP) The search has ended for a 17-year-old Toronto youth believed to have drowned Saturday in his bid to swim Lake Ontario from here to Toronto, officials said today. Toronto harbor police, which had three boats hunting for the youth Sunday, called off the search today on instructions from Superinten- dent George Ragen, a police spokesman said. Neil MacNeil was last seen about p.m. Saturday after he lost sight of an accom- panying pace boat which developed engine trouble about seven miles offshore in United States territory. ,000 in gold missing VANCOUVER (CP) Gold valued at was dis- covered missing from a safety deposit box in a downtown bank Friday by a Seattle businessman. Police said Martin Ander- son. 42. returned to the Bank of Nova Scotia to check the box and found someone had signed an entry slip in his name Aug. 21 and walked off with the gold Alberta glider pilot killed HOPE. B.C. (CP) A member of an Alberta hang- glider club taking part in Hope Brigade Days celebrations Sunday was killed when he crashed into the side of Hope Mountain The victim, whose name was not released, was one of 42 persons flying hang-gliders, large kites controlled by shifting the body weight, which is suspended in a harness rig below. 4 killed in shooting spree THE PAS. Man. (CP) RCMP have released the names of four persons who were shot to death in an early- morning shooting spree at the Umperville settlement on The edge of this northwestern Manitoba town. They are Samuel Crane. 17, Simon Crane, 23, Peter Young, 48, and his 44-year-old Pas Indian reserve on the wife Elizabeth. English cardinal dies LONDON (Reuter) John Cardinal Heenan, Archbishop of Westminster and leader of four million Roman Catholics in England and Wales, was in serious condition today after a heart attack Saturday. It was the 69-year-old cardi- nal's second heart illness in nine months. He was in hospital last Christmas with heart strain. Levesque to seek office MONT JOLI. Que. (CP) Rene Levesque said Sunday he will stay on as Parti Quebecois party leader and run for the post at a November convention. Mr. Levesque. twice defeated in Quebec elections, made the announcement dur- ing a news conference after a two-day meeting of the par- tv's national council. Ontario NDP'ers meet SUDBURY. Ont The Ontario New Democratic Party is preparing for its next BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL major provincial election expected late next year. "I feel optimistic about our election chances." provincial leader Stephen Lewis said Sunday after he had been returned for a third two-year term at the party's biennial convention Intense secret negotiations preceded pardon No sign of immediate end to Montreal subway strike MONTREAL (CP) City bus service resumed at 5.30 a.m EOT today following a fourth consecutive weekend of maintenance and repairs by supervising personnel as the subway strike entered its 34th day. Montrealers were without public transportation since 10 p.m. Friday when the Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission pulled its buses off the streets. The sub- way was closed Aug. 7 for safety reasons when the il- British election call expected within week LONDON (Reuter) Prime Minister Wilson returns to London today after a weekend at the Queen's Scottish holiday residence during which he is believed to have informed her of his date 'Indian housing money inadequate9 VANCOUVER to settle a decade of feuding between the iwo factions within the Socie- ty of the IxOvo of Jesus Glamour-dura" Re-styles like real hair, heat resistant and fuzz-proof 1 Year Manufacturers Quality Guarantee1 New Trend In Flair' o11he many wig al mERLE noRfTim cosmEiic BOUTIQUE College Mall Phone 328 1525 At issue is who controls the v with insets legal strike began. Meanwhile, the walkout by 1.600 garage and maintenance workers, members of the Montreal Transport Union, showed no signs of ending. No talks have been held between the two sides and none appear to be scheduled. A report made public last Friday recommended that salaries of bus and subway drivers be indexed to the cost of living but it did not deal specifically with the plight of the striking workers Nixon plans to sell memoirs NEW YORK (AP) Literary agent Irving Lazar said Sunday former president Nixon has authorized him to negotiate the sale of his memoirs for what will probably be more than million in advance payments. "He wants to be a part of things, to make a contribution in the quest for peace, to make his voice heard loud and clear." Lazar said in a telephone interview. "I think it will be heard loud and Lazar said he clinched the deal during a three-hour meet- ing with Nixon at San Cle- mente. Calif., last Aug. 31. Lazar was enthusiastic about the pardon granted Nix- on by President Ford and es- pecially that it gave the former president all his civil rights. "I don't think president Nix- on is through." Lazar said. "He's eligible to run for office and appear to vast audiences. I think he will appear to vast audiences 'His book will be candid. hones} and honorable about the events of Watergate. It v.ill be a true, historical portrajal. especially of the proal things he has done in the quest for Home grown melons John Friesen 1313 6th Ave. N., displays one of hundreds of watermelons in a two-acre plot at Valley Feeders Ltd. in the riverbottom west of Lethbridge. Ripe since Aug. 1, the watermelons have joined cantalopes, tomatoes and pumpkins on dinner tables throughout Southern Alberta. Mr. Friesen obtained a permit from the city to peddle the produce door-to- door and from a parked truck. Tomatoes have been sold into Calgary too. (Story on page B.C. mill closed I after two-year strike I I VANCOUVER (CP) Syd Thompson of the Inter- national Woodworkers of America said Friday the un- ion has decided to accept permanent closure of Mac- f: millan Bloedel's Red Band shingle mill, where the un- ion has been on strike for more than two years. j: But. he added, the strike will continue until MacMillan Bioedel agrees to the IWA's severance pay requests for the 180 former employees. Mr Thompson, president of the Vancouver local, j: said the union held a meeting with company officials earlier this week and asked for the payment of one j week's severance allowance for each year an j employee had worked at the mill here. j The Red Band shingle workers went out on strike June 19, 1972, in a bid for a shorter work week and change in their method of payment from piece work to an hourly rate. WASHINGTON (AP) Ten days of intense secret negotia- tions and manoeuvring pre- ceded President Ford's granting of a full pardon Sun- day to former president Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal. Ford enlisted a criminal lawyer to handle meetings with Nixon, called on another longtime lawyer friend, Philip Buchen, to co-ordinate preparations for his bombshell announcement, made a tentative decision about Wednesday to grant the pardon and reached a final decision Saturday. A reconstruction showed this chronology of events: On Friday, Aug. 30, Ford called Buchen, his White House counsel, and told him to research historic and legal precedents for the granting of a presidential pardon to an in- dividual prior to his indict- ment or conviction. After receiving Buchen's re- port. Ford called another friend, Washington lawyer Benton Becker, to go to San Clemente and, Buchen said, inform Nixon that "in all probability a pardon would be granted in the near future." Becker also was asked to complete negotiations for an agreement ensuring access to Nixon's White House files dur- ing the next three years for possible use in Watergate prosecutions. Becker left late Thursday and met in San Clemente with Nixon's lawyer, Herbert Miller, the former president's press aide, Ronald Ziegler and, briefly, with Nixon. The agreement on the White House papers was signed by Nixon late Friday. White House officials in- sisted Ford's action was not conditional on Nixon signing the agreement concerning his White House files or issuing a statement of contrition. But one official conceded that Ford knew "in a general way" what Nixon would say after the pardon was signed. Strictest secrecy was applied to preparations for an- nouncement of Ford's decision. The president led an outwardly normal schedule in the hours leading up to the dis- closure Then reporters were told Ford would make "a major announcement" at 10.30 a.m. A single television film camera was set in place before Ford's Oval Office desk. A small group of reporters was ushered into the office about 11 o'clock There they found several of Ford's closest aiaes. including Buchen and press secretary Jerald terHorst. At 11-04 a.m Ford walked in. opened a manila folder looked toward the television crew and asked: "Are you all When they nodded yes, he began to read the pardon statement, then signed his name to the proclamation. Mexican gun battle ends in freedom for captives MEXICO CITY (AP) The Mexican army has freed Sena- tor Ruben Figueroa and four aides held captive for months by Lucio Cabanas, Mexico's No. 1 guerrilla. But Cabanas eluded the troops. Defence Minister Hermenegildo Cuenca Diaz announced. Figueroa's rescue Sunday after a gun battle was the sec- ond success within 24 hours for President Luis Echeverria's no-compromise policy for political kidnap- pings. Echeverria's 83-year- old father-in-law was freed Saturday night by another ter- rorist organization that held him for 10 days. The defence ministry said some of the huge force that has been searching for Figueroa and Cabanas found the 66-year-old senator in the village of El Quemado, inland from Acapulco in the moun- tains of Guerrero state and 310 miles south of Mexico Cily. Cuenca Diaz said a number of the guerrillas were killed or wounded, two of their captives were wounded, many arrests were made and a large amount of arms was captured. But Cabanas "either escaped or he wis not there." The troops "are pursuing the remainder of the bandits, and it is expected that they will be totally annihilated in a short time." the minister said Citizen army movement strengthens in Britain Tht- assets include thpSt Man Priory property ai Landlord where one group is operating an extended care hfspital and a home