Brandon Sun, September 16, 1978

Brandon Sun

September 16, 1978

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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - September 16, 1978, Brandon, Manitoba todoy Summit needs flexibility: U.S. CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) — The Middle East summit meeting headed into the weekend Friday with a renewed call by the United States for more flexibility from Egyptian and Israeli leaders. “If we had enough (flexibility),” said White House press secretary Jody Powell, “presumably we would all go home now.” As the conference, which concerns the future of Israeli-occupied Arab lands and Palestinian Arabs, moved toward the Jewish sabbath beginning at sundown Friday, Powell said he expects the talks to last at least until Sunday. Morale booster UMTALI, Rhodesia (Reuter) — Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith made a morale-boosting trip Friday to this Mozambique-Rhodesia border town, battered in a mortar attack last week by black guerrillas. Umtali, Rhodesia’s third largest city behind Salisbury and Bulawayo, was heavily damaged in a guerrilla attack, one of many in the six-year war against white rule. No one was killed in the attack. Whites arrived from surrounding farms under military escort to hear Smith make a gloomy assessment of the fighting at an open-air meeting held in a steady drizzle. Earlier, he virtually ruled out further direct talks with leaders of the Patriotic Front guerrilla alliance led by Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe and based in Mozambique and Zambia. Claim another plane LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Joshu Nkomo’s black nationalist guerrillas said Friday they shot down a Rhodesian military plane earlier this week — the second Rhodesian aircraft the guerrillas say they dow ned this month. Nkomo’s Zambian-based Zimbabwe African People’s Union, in a communique released here, said its guerrillas shot down a military plane carrying military supplies and personnel near Sipolilo, 140 kilometres north of Salisbury, the Rhodesian capital, on Monday. In Salisbury, a Rhodesian military spokesman said, “no plane has been shot down since the Viscount disaster” Storm hits japan TOKYO (AP) — Tropical storm Irma slammed into Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu Friday, and officials reported four persons killed and 72 others injured as it demolished houses, collapsed bridges and sank vessels in the Sea of Japan. Winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour were recorded. Heavy turnout HALIFAX (CP) — Returning officers in some parts of Nova Scotia said there was a heavy turnout when advance polls opened Friday for Tuesday’s provincial election, but it quickly dropped off. As those who will be away from the province on Tuesday were voting, the three leaders contesting the election — Liberal Premier Gerald Regan, Conservative Leader John Buchanan and NDP Leader Jeremy Akerman — continued an almost frantic round of campaign stops. All three parties have stepped up their advertising and scheduled their leaders into a heavy round of radio open-line and interview programs. 97th YEAR NO. 202 Serving Western Manitoba since 1882 BRANDON, MANITOBA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1978 PRICE 15 CENTS for on eye Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks exchange punches during their WB A heavyweight title bout at the Superdome in New Orleans Friday night. Ali became the first man to AP wirephoto win the heavyweight crown three times by defeating Spinks with a 15-round un-amimous decision. For more fight coverage, turn to pages 6 and 7. Tory leader visits Winnipeg Clark would overturn merger of Air Canada with Nordair WINNIPEG (CP) — Air Canada and Nordair, a regional airline, would remain as separate entities and face greater competition under a Progressive Conservative government, party Leader Joe Clark said Friday. (’lark told the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce that the Conservatives would overturn a Canadian transport commission decision allowing Air Canada to buy Nordair, a carrier operating in parts of Quebec, Ontario and the Northwest Territories. Clark said rules protecting the national airline’s dominant position on transcontinental routes would be changed. Air Canada would remain the government-owned carrier but it is “now a mature, profitable airline that can withstand competition,” he said. A Conservative government would also take steps to encourage growth of regional and third-level, or local, air carriers. And it would try to help Air Canada find business for the under used main- ‘Here is the result of last night's big fight. John Diefenboker, a $50 fine,-Joe Clark a suspended sentence. ’ event* SUNDAY 7 p.m. — The Royal Lipizzan Stallions at the Keystone Centre. forecast Cloudy with occasional showers ending this evening. A few clear periods overnight and on Sunday. Gusty this afternoon, with winds decreasing to westerly 25 k/ph. Highs today near 15, with lows near 8. Highs Sunday near 15. tenanee hangar in Winnipeg built to fulfill Liberal ^mipaign » rom ises in 1974. Clark’s announcerfient of the new Conservative transport policy came after he set several conditions for Conservative cooperation in parliament in the coming months. Prime Minister Trudeau will have to overhaul his cabinet and the government must introduce a good budget quickly, Clark said (See related story on page 2) The Conservative leader also toured the Air Canada maintenance hangar, gave a pep talk to Conservative party workers in the St. Boniface riding and wound up the day watching the Mohammed Ali-Leon Spinks heavyweight title fight in his hotel room. Clark was to return home to Ottawa today, ending a week-long trip that took him to New Brunswick, Quebec and Winnipeg. He visited three of the 15 ridings facing byelections Oct. 16. The Conservative transport policy, announced by Clark to an overflow crowd of 350, would further knock down barriers protecting Air Canada on national routes. The government has already relaxed some of the rules restricting CP Air iii competing with Air Canada on transcontinental routes. CP Story incomplete1 Air now is permitted to get a growing share pf passenger growth on national routes. The privately-owned airline now has 27 per cent of the market on these runs. Clark said a Conservative government would allow CP Air to extend its service to Halifax. The privately-owned airline has long been forced to go no further east than Montreal. This would be a step to creating greater competition with Air Canada Another move would Ik* to “disallow—or roll back, if we have to— Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Nordair.” “We want more, not less, competition among Canadian airlines,” he said. Other prpoposals: — Regional and third-level carriers would get a larger share of regional routes. Regional routes of up to 500 kilometres would be reserved for these carriers. — The market for Canadian-made aircraft such as the de Havilland Dash 7 would be developed as the passenger market grew through competition. More short-takeoff and landing (STUD airstrips would be built, again encouraging air carriers to buy the Dash 7, a STOL aircraft. Kopytko girl’s release is defended by doctor Yvonne Kruger, clairvoyant Page 19 Canada’s newest stamp Page 24 Ptro by BU.I. KA MOSON Sun City Editor Dr. Frank Burdie has labelled as “bloody irresponsible” and “pretty awful,” a decision by The Sun to print “an incomplete story” relating a parent’s complaint about treatment her daughter received at the Brandon General Hospital this week. Donna Kopytko told The Sun Friday that her 13-year-old daughter Earnestine should not have been released from hospital Wednesday, hours after being involved in an auto-pedestrian accident. Earnestine was readmitted to the hospital Thursday afternoon. She remains in hospital today, and had “spent a good night”, a hospital spokesman said this morning. When she was originally taken to hospital, Earnestine was x-rayed and treated for hip and thigh bruises, and then released. Although Mrs. Kopytko wanted her daughter to remain in hospital, the attending physician told her the x rays did not reveal any fractures. Earnestine was able to walk, and she was not experiencing any abdominal pain, the doctor said. The doctor told The Sun that she instructed Mrs. Kopytko to watch her daughter closely and, if there were any new developments, to bring Earnestine back to the hospital. After a night of her daughter going through “unreal” pain, Mrs. Kopytko said she telephoned the doctor and demanded that her daughter be readmitted to hospital. After she was readmitted, Dr. Burdie was summoned for consultation. According to Mrs. Kopytko. Dr. Burdie said Earnestine had a possible tear to her spleen and suspected slight internal bleeding. The Sun reported Friday that Dr. Burdie could not be reached to confirm that diagnosis. Later in the day, Dr. Burdie telephoned The Sun and said that “without getting the full story” the paper was “just fomenting trouble.” He said he still was not prepared to say what was wrong with Earnestine. Dr. Burdie also defended the first doctor’s decision to release the patient. At that time, he said, there was no reason to keep Earnestine in the hospital. He also said that Earnestine’s latest symptoms could have been caused by her mother’s anxiety. “I am very disappointed in the paper for publishing this story,” he said. It’s a madhouse’ Nicaraguan forces battle for control by AP-REUTER MANAGUA (CP) — President Anastasio Somoza’s army and air force are pounding rebel strongholds in Estell and Leon in a drive to regain control of northwest Nicaragua, but the offensive is meeting stubborn resistance from Sandinista-led rebel forces. In the Managua, residents say supplies of food now are critically low. Thousands of persons are waiting at Managua airport for flights out of the country. Thousands more are camped outside the embattled cities of Leon, Estell and nearby Chinandega The rebels have controlled the northwestern cities since last weekend when they launched co-ordinated attacks around the country. They lost the southern cities of Masaya and Penas Blancas several days ago, but are still entrenched in Diriamba, Jinotepe and Rivas. The Red Cross estimates the fighting has taken at least 500 lives, but Somoza says only 30 of his 7,500 guardsmen have been killed. The leftist guerrillas are believed to number up to 2,000 but they are supported by an undetermined number of ordinary citizens. Somoza’s troops advanced house-to-house in Leon Friday as jets, propeller planes and helicopters equipped with machine guns poured down a hail of gunfire trying to soften the guerrilla positions. Reporters were barred from entering the city, but could see the jets launching rockets, the helicopter gunships raining down fire on guerrilla positions and hear automatic weapons fire and explosions. One woman who escaped from the city said: “It’s a madhc'*'*?. They are shootiu*at anything ti ; * moves If on # ■' a window, ll shoot ’’ f Outside Estell, a U.S. Embassy diplomat Patricia Haigh, was under heavy fire for nearly an hour Friday along with a group of journalists. They were walking into Estell when a small Land Rover passed them on the road. Suddenly, an armored car opened fire on the Rover killing its three occupants. The armored car then turned its guns on the journalists and diplomat. No one was injured, but the fire between the rebels and the guard kept them pinned down for more than an hour. The state department said, meanwhile, that all sides in Nicaragua’s political crisis should “accept a cease-fire and be prtj-pared to make concessions. “Given the mounting bloodshed, violence and suffering and the growing disruption of national life, we believe this appeal should be urgently heeded.” The statement came after opposition groups in Managua said they were ready to negotiate a settlement but emphasized it must be made by Nicaraguans and not be imposed by outsiders. Meanwhile, an official of a Canadian foundation that operates orphanages in Central America says the organization has been unable to reach two Canadian women who are in the guerrilla-besieged city of Esteli. Christine Stewart of the Help-Honduras Foundation said the organization has been unable to reach Liz Sved of Vancouver and Fleur Hackett of Sudbury, Ont., supervisors of an orphanage with 150 children, since the fighting began this week. The Canadian Red Cross announced it has sent more than $200,000 to the international committee of the Red Cross to aid Nicaragua and India, recovering from widespread flooding • WASHINGTON (Reuter) — The Organization of American States voted Friday to send a fact-finding mission to investigate border incidents between Nicaragua and Costa Rica Acting on a Costa Rican request, the organization’s permanent council voted unanimously to s« od the mission to both, sides of the border The Costa .Lean government has accused Nicaraguan air force planes of bombing its territory and injuring several civilians Nicaragua claims th . its neighbor is providing a s»f • haven for members of the Sandinist National Liberation Front—the rebel movement leading a widespread rebellion against President Anastasio Somoza. Venezuela and Panama have warned that they would come to the aid of Costa Rica, the only Latin American country without an army, if it is attacked by Nicaragua. Time to quit Some wit once said: “People start smoking because they think it’s smart, too bad they don’t quit for the same reason.” Today The Sun begins a 13-part series about how one man won his battle with cigarettes and how you can also. You can find Part I on page 20. ;