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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, September LETHBRIDGE MARTHA CLAIMS DEAL s Chileans release I BETWEEN NIXON, FORD release political prisoners rMWrwiTVi LONDON (AP) Martha Mitchell believes former president Nixon's pardon was arranged before he nominated Gerald Ford to be vice-president, The Daily Express says. Express columnist Jean Rook says she had a 20-minute inter- view by transatlantic telephone with the wife of Nixon's first at- torney-general and asked her opinion of the new president. She says Mrs. Mitchell replied: "Ford? Do you think Nixon's pardon wasn't rigged before Nixon picked him for vice-president? Do you think he'd have gotten near the White House if he hadn't had it written in his desk. Miss Rook says the conversation took place at 9 a.m. EOT Tuesday, and Mrs. Mitchell commented: "I get up don't be fooled by those White House stories that I drink." Beirut 'newspaper says U.S. prevented war BEIRUT (Renter) The Lebanese newspaper An- Nahar reports that a new Egyptian-Israeli war nearly broke out a few days ago but was prevented by United States intervention. The paper's Egyptian af- fairs specialist, reporting from Cairo, quotes Egyptian military sources as saying Egyptian forces were put on alert and reinforcements crossed the Suez canal to strengthen Egyptian positions on the east bank. The paper says the action was taken after the Egyptian military command received information that Israel plann- ed to land a commando force on the east bank to destroy the bridges over the canal or control them to prevent any Egyptian attempt to strengthen Egyptian positions. The Egyptians also are re- ported to have had informa- tion that indicated an Israeli armored force would have moved at the same time to take positions on the east bank under an umbrella of Israeli aircraft. The paper says U.S.- Egyptian contacts were held after fresh Egyptian forces crossed the canal and the United Nations peacekeeping force lodged a protest with Cairo. hostages OTTAWA (CP) Four men held by Ethiopian guerrillas since last March have been re- leased unharmed, an external affairs spokesman said today. Clifford James, 27, of Walk- erton, Ont., Motta Tavella, 52, a Finnish-American citizen who is a landed immigrant in Canada, and Americans Powers Cayce, 36, and William Rogers were re- leased near Kassala on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border early today. Release of the men was negotiated by Tenneco Oil Co. of Houston, Tex., employer of Mr. James, Mr. Tavella and Mr Cayce. Mr. Rogers was working for the United Nations. Four other hostages, in- cluding Donald Wederfort, 27, of Calgary, were released earlier this year. A Dutch nurse taken hostage was killed. The Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) has been waging war against the Ethiopian government in support of independence demands for the northern province of Eritrea. "The department followed events closely but was not in- volved in the the spokesman said. SANTIAGO (Reuter) Chilean leader Gen. Augusto Pinochet announced today the release of all political prisoners held under the current state of siege "with the sole exception of some ex- ceptionally serious cases." In a speech marking the first anniversary of the coup which ousted former presi- dent Salvador Allende, Gen. Pinochet also announced the lifting of the "state of internal war" in effect since the Sept. 11, 1973. coup, which resulted in the death of the former president. He said the "state ot a lesser internal security measure, would remain in force and military courts would continue to administer justice. Between and 000 persons are reported to re- main imprisoned as a result of the coup. Referring to prisoners held under the state of siege and those held "for other Pinochet said: "The govern- ment announces that it is ready to authorize that, with the sole exception of some specially serious cases, those who wish to may leave the country definitively." "If they do not use this right, the persons affected will remain submitted to the legal norms of the state of siege or to the findings of the relevant procedures. Among the first released was former Chilean defence and foreign minister Orlando Letelier, who arrived today in Caracas, Venezuela, to begin his exile. The state of internal war gave the generals absolute wartime powers since the coup, which overthrew Allende's "popular unity" government. Legal loopholes blasted VANCOUVER (CP) The head of Britains civil court of appeal has spoken out against legal loopholes that enable criminals to escape justice. Lord Denning said during a lecture at the University of B.C. that "the system of justice is intended not only to clear the innocent, but also to convict and punish the criminal." "We are often too busy clearing the innocent, when we should also be punishing the he said. "There are too many legal rules of which the criminal can take advantage." Lottery I LUCKY 13th I FABRIC SALE Merchandise on sile Friday, September 13th only A.M. to 9 P.M. _______ LIMITED QUANTITIES PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY_________ ASSORTID ROLLED FABRICS and 45" wide. YARD I13 BURNATT LINERS wide. YARD I13 SAHARA COTTON wide. YARD I13 MBN'S CRIMPKNIT wide. YARD 3 13 FADED BRUSHED DENIM wide. YARD 913 POLKA DOT PRINTEDJERSEY wide. YARD 1 SUBSTANDARD CRIMPKIT wide. YARD 197 SUBSTANDARD PRINTED CRIMP wide. YARD 913 DISCONTINUED JERSEY AND COTTON wide. 3.96 YARD O13 LONDON KNIGHT SWEATER KNITS wide. YARD 313 QUILTED COTTON wide. YARD 2 13 POLYESTER WARP KNIT wide. YARD 413 DISCONTINUED FABRICS wide. YARD 3" LUSTRESET SOLID JERSEY ICE CREAM CRIMPKNIT wide. YARD MIX A MATCH CRIMPKNIT 68" wide. YARD 5 MIX A MATCH DENIM BLUES wide. YARD 3" wide. YARD 3 13 PERMA PRESS BROADCLOTH wide. YARD 1 13 WASHABLE EUROPEAN KNITS wide. YARD 913 BROTHER SEWING MACHINES AND CABINETS WASHABLE HEATHER KNITS wide. YARD 413 ARNBLANYLON BRUSHED KNITS wide. YARD 413 POLYESTER WOOL CHECKS wide. YARD 5" NOW 10% OFF LOUNQEWEAR Printed YARD Plain YARD 313 ASSORTED PRINTED JERSEY wide. YARD 913 1OO% NYLON PRINTED VELOUR 3rd prize S10...A OLC-74-19E PRINTED WARP KNIT -45" wide. YARD 3" MIX A MATCH PRINTED COTTON wide. YARD ROLLED UPHOLSTERY FABRICS wide. YARD 613 YARD 3" PRINTED A PLAIN INTERLOCK KNIf wide. YARD 413 PUN wide. YARD 613 DRAPERY HOPSACKINQ wide. YARD Zellers County Fair Located in ZeUore Shopping Centre on Mayor Magrath Drive. Open Daily a.m.- to p-m. Thureday and Friday 930 ajn. to p.m. Telephone 3284171. ;