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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE UTHBRIOGE HERAID WeJnfjday, April I, I9JO Hostile Irish RCs Wound Soldiers In Street Battle BELFAST (Reuters) Bri- tish peacekeeping troops in Northern Ireland suffered their heaviest casualties this year when more than 20 souiers were wounded in a fierce street battle against hostile Roman Catholics here early today. The soldiers were bombarded with bricks, bottles and fire bombs and had to call up ar- mored cars to drive back the defiant crowd numbering nearly 400. At least 56 persons were ar- rested. Two were taken to hospital with head injuries and at least 20 others were treated for cuts aud bruises from the barrage of missiles. German Diplomat Kidnapping Victim SEE YOU LATER, AttlGATOR Two youngsters pedal fast on their boat to gel away from "Harry" the alligator at Hyakka River State Park near Sarasota, Florida. "Harry" is a familiar sight at the Park and pays little heed to sightseers but the unidenti- fied youngsters are not taking chances of staying too close. Earthquake Stricken City Fears Further Tremors GEDIX, Turkey (Reuters) Rescue teams searching for bodies in the rubble of the Gediz earthquake disaster area today feared new tremors as the death toll from the first massive shock Saturday moved toward the Treinon: sent tottering buQd- in- the ground Tuesday in several villages in this devastated western Ana- tolian region, killing another 120 persons and further hindering urgent efforts to get relief sup- plies in on battered roads and across weakened bridges. The stench of burned bodies still lingered in Gediz and sur- rounding villages even though the bodies of more than in- habitants, who died ir, the first chock and in the fires that fol- ARNOLD PfJKK ACCOUNTANT Ytcr Eno" Statements Tox Returns OFFICE 706 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-8427 owed, were buried in mass praves. This total did not account for an unknown number of bodies- many mutilated beyond recogni- privately by shocked, grief-stricken relatives and friends. There was no firm estimate how manv n e r s o n s were crushed to "death when the quake struck with thepower of tons of TNT. Mini-quakes continued to shake the Gediz area at the rale of one every three minutes, Istanbul's Kandilli Observatory reported. And 44 tremors offi- cially classed as heavy have shaken the area in the last three days, the observatory said. Interior Jlinister Haldun Menkteseoglu said houses were destroyed and another are uninhabitable. Housing Minister Hayrettin Nakipoglu, working in the disas- ter area, said about peo- ple are homeless. Relief supplies continued to pour into Gediz today. More than tents have been pitched to shelter the homeless and thousands more are on the way. West Germany was prepared to send 80 planeloads of supplies by the end of the week. But the difficulty of bringing FnnReotm-AP GUATEMALA CITY (CP) The government awaited an ex- pected demand for the release political prisoners following :he abduction Tuesday night of the West German ambassador to Guatemala who, an embassy spokesman said, is likely to die unless be gels daily doses of lifesaving pills for a heart con- dition. Count Karl von Spreti, 82, was being driven home in bis Mercedes-Bern to the luxuriou) suburb of La Canada when he was stopped by three armed youths on the Avenue of the Americas near a statue of Christopher Columbus. The youths, believed to belong to the Rebel Armed Forces, forced him into one of their cars and drove off. The abduction followed the. pattern of previous kidnappings here, in Brazil, Argentina and It was the worst flare-up In troubled Northern Ireland over a tense Fastei period, aggra- vated by at least a dozen dan- gerous confrontations for troops and police trying to keep war- ring Catholics aod Protestants apart. Officials thought the last dan- ger point would be a Protestant march through, ti'.v Tuesday by cf the Junior Orangemen's Lodge. It bvougat clashes between troops and a group of 150 Catholic youths spoiling for a fight with the Protestants. Five of the troublemakers were arrested but six soldiers were hurt. But then a bloody street bat- Ue erupted in the Ballymurphy Catholic bousing estate soon after midnight after troops dis- Krsed a crowd of demoostra- ors. The crowds regrouped hi side nets and converged on the jmy patrol of about 40 men witness said soldiers from __ Royal Scots Regimen sparked off the riot by calling tie crowd, "Dirty fenian (re- sublican) bastards." The demonstrators retreated and let fly with missiles. "It's absolute hell in there- he soldiers ate going down like said one reporter with a gashed leg. The pitched battle raged for nearly an hour before order was restored when the Scots were replaced by English troops. Newspaper Strike Talks Resumed Jet Age Hits First Decade COUNT VON SPRETI political kMtage supplies in remained one of the biggest problems, Food and drinking water were stilt in short supply, particular- ly in remote mountain villages which had to wart up to three days for rescue workers to ar- rive. There remained the threat of disease from broken sewers. And hundreds of people still wandered the streets, dazed, be- wildered, unable to comprehend the magnitude of the cala- s tr op he which turned their homes info tombs and their vil- lages into graveyards in 48 sec- onds. Mass Defection COPENHAGEN (AP) At least 26 Czechoslovaks defected from a tourist Iravel group in Copenhagen Tuesday night, po- lice said. It was the second inass defection by Czechoslo- vaks in Denmark this year. In January, 43 Czechoslovaks de- fected from a similar travel group in SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS SUPER SAVERS From THRIFTWAY DRUGS NOXZEMA SKIN CREAM 8 01. Reg. 1.57 1 ,39 AYDS Choto'att Mini Chocolate Fudgt Vanilla Reg, 2.99....... >-55 HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW LOVE COSMETICS POWDER EYE UNfR MAKE UP LIPSTICK COLOGNE the Dominican Republic. The next development was expected lo be a statement issued by the kidnappers to radio and televi- sion stations with a nst of pris- oners to be exchanged for the count's release. THIRD OF KIND It was the seventh kidnapping of a diplomat in Latin America since last September and Guate- mala's third. The men who snatched Von Spreti were expected to demand Lhe release of five members of the Hebel Armed Forces, cap- tured in a gun battle March'23. The five are charged with kid- napping Foreign Minister Al- berto Fuentes-Mohr Feb. 27, U.S. labor attache Sean M. Holly March 6 aod broker Ga- bricld Piguria March 6. Fuentes and Holly were released in ex- change for prisoners; Piguria paid ransom. .The German aristocrat Is likely to die unless he has daily doses of pills for a heart ail- ment, an embassy spokesman said. "As far as we know the am- bassador has not taken any of his pills with are an- nouncing the kind of pills on radio and Oswald Hinkstenberg said. The ambassador came to Guatemala in January, 1969. He and his wife, Countess Helen Sa- bile von Spreti, have three chil- dren, one of whom lives in this Central American republic. SEEKS AGREEMENT In Buenos Aires, meanwhile, Argentine Foreign Jlinister Juan Martin said tot Argentina would seek an agreement with members of the Organization of American States not to grant political asylum to guerrilla extremists in exchange for kid' napped diplomats. lie said that such an agree- ment would make terrorists un- derstand "once and for all" that Latin American governments are determined not to bow to demands for the freedom of po- litical prisoners. Argentina became the firs Latin American country to ca the guerrillas' bluff last week when it refused In negotiate for the nfe of kidnapped Para- guayan consul Joaquin ffakte- inar Sanchez. Sanchez was re- leased unharmed by bis kidnap pers. MONTREAL (CP) The Jet age in Canada is 10 years old oday. The first regularly-scheduled et, DC-8 number 204, flew from Montreal to Toronto 'and Van- couver April 1, I960, Air Canada says. Since then fleet bas expanded to 70 medium- and long-range jets. In 10 vears of service, number 204 has" used up. gal- lons of fuel worth .worth of tire, rubber and of brake parts in landings and takeoffs. It has travelled-more than miles.with more than passengers. VANCOUVER (CP) Talks aimed at settling the labor dis- pute that has left Vancouve without its two daily newspap ers since Feb. 15 are expected to resume today or Thursday under the a ispices cf the Bri ish Columbia mediation com mission. A meeting was held Tuesda between Pacific Press, whic produces the Sun and Provinc newspapers, and the five unions involved. A joint statement sued later said the parties hac agreed to make use of the ser ices of the Pollock and Pen Baskin. A number of lawsuits arlsin from the dispute are befor B.C. courts. Metric System Okayed EDMONTON (CP) The egislature voted Tuesday that anada should implement the metric system but defeated a regressive Conservative mea- ure that would have set up a echnical commission to deief- rrine the impact of such a move- Romeo Lamothe in his motion, srid Ca- adians have been placed at a disadvantage by an obsolete, unwieldy and cumbersome syt- em of weights and measure! and that most countries of the vorld DOW use the metric sys- tem. His motion was amended by Bill Yurko who said the impact of such a change should be docu- mented by setting up the com- mission, which could then pro- vide suggestions and recom- mendations it may consider es- sential. Health Minister James Hen- derson said the Conservitive amendment was lacking in log- ic and such a study would be a complete "waste of the tax- payer's money." He said such a study would be futile in Alberta because any move to implement the metric system must be done on a na- tional basis. "I would recommend Sat a joint federal-provincial commit- tee should study the matter on a Canada-wide basis." WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 46 ABOVE ZEKO AT SUNBJSE THURSDAY SUNSET 1.M LethiirUge 44 K Pincher Creek 42 37 Medicine Hat .38.30 Edmonton.....37 33 .10 Calgary........43 33 Victoria.......57 45 Cranbrook......45 So Pentkton...... 56 44 Prince George 48 37 .01 Vancouver.....56 44 Regina....... 16 1 Winnipeg....... 20 -5 Thunder Bay 35 9 Toronto........ 42 25 Ottawa........ 35 21 Montreal....... 38 24 Chicago........ 36 32 .01 New York ........37 34 .15 Los Angeles 66 54 lliami 76, SYNOPSIS A cold front extending northeast from the tow Till sweep southward across the Al- berta forecast district today and Thursday and will affect all but the most southwestern reg- ions. FORECAST Lethbridge Cloudy wltk s D a w f 1 u rries today and Thursday, .cooler. Windi NW20. Low-high 30-W. Medicine Hat Cloudy with rain today, cloudy with snow- flurries Thursday. Colder. Winds NW20. Low-high 25-35. Columbia, with a few snowflurries, clear- ing this evening. Winds light becoming N15 in main valleys. Outlook for Thursday sunny with cloudy intervals. .High Thursday at Cranbrook Cos- tkgar 50. I THE ROBERT MORSE CORP. LTD., is pleased to announce the appointment of TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE as their exclusive dealer for CUSHMAN GOLF CARTS for Lethbridge and area. HAIR BRUSHES ASSORTED 5TYIES PRICED FROM 59 EARRINGS FEATURING SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC For Pierted Ears ONLY......... THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE Ctn. of 700 CIGARETTES CASK ONIY REGULAR Opan 9 a.m. Open end Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. lo 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXALl DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Calgary Car Test Centre Stays Open EDMONTON (CP) High- ways Minister Gordon Taylor said Calgary's motor vehicle testing centre will be kept open as long as more than 100 ve- hicles a day show up for test-1 ing. Replying to Bill Dickie talgary the high- ways minister said the govern- ment is studying the economics of keeping the facility open. ''However if it is rot pa- tronized enough we will have to go to mobile tesling equipment and shut the centre down." Mr. Taylor said the govern- ment owns the building housing Iho test centre and is studying other uses to which it could be put. The test centre In Edmonton closed recently after the gov emmer.t announced it was abandoning its compulsory ve- hicle testing program which started about one year ago. One lane is being used In the Calgary operation and so far "It is worthwhile keeping Mr. Taylor said. COLO OUTLOOK Below normal temperatures ore expected to cover the country during April according to the 30-day outlook of .he United States weather bureau. Moderate to heavy precipitation expected to cover the country. SEE US FOR MORTGAGE LOANS HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS HOME OWNER LOANS COLLEGE MALL PHONE 328-3331 ON DISPLAY NOW! Gran Cujhmqn ScotHncn 4 models to choose from Town Fairway Champion Golfttir Available in gai or electric, 3 and wheel and with or without trailers and canopy. TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE UcotKf At Farm Supplies Couth Highway 3274HS OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA AU highways In the Leth- bridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Hgihway 1 Calgary to Banff 'Is mostly bare, in good condition with some slippery sections. Banff- to GdWen. There is 2 inches of new snow. The highway has been plowed and sanded and there are slip- pery section with drifting SOOT f.rxi slush. Golden to Rev- elstoke received VA Inches of new snow. The road has been plowed and sanded. There are ery sections with freezing and motorisli in advised to waLch (or fallen rock slippery rain an frost heaves. Banff to RaAoa is mostly bare and in good con- dition, with some slippery sec- tions.'From Banff to Jasper there is Vi inch of new snow. This road is in good condition with sorr.e slippery: sections. The highway is oped H hours daily. Creston-Salmo highway is mostly bare with some slippery sections. Motorists are schised to walch for fallen nek and deer on the highway. Snow tires or chains ait re- quired when travelling in any mountain area. This ski resort access roads, PORTS! OP ENTRY (Opening and Cleing Couth, 24 hours; Carway a.m. to 6 p.m. MST; (Kef Mountain closed. D.I Bonita 9 a.m. to E p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. i a.m. to I p.m.; Kingsgale, B.C., 24 hours; 'PorthiU-Rykerts i a.m. lo midnight; login Past, dosed for winter, ;