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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FOMCAST HIGH PUOAY 40 The Utlibridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1970 PRICE NOT OVEB U CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES Marine Life Battle In V Full Swing By CRAIG ASPINALL TORONTO (CP) A crash program to drfermina Ihe effects of mercury contamination at Canadian lake fish continued today as Ontario government pollution experts prepared to discuss toe problem with officials in Ottawa and Washington. Announcement this week of a federal ban on ex- port' sales of some fish from Lake Erie because of mercury contamination, blamed for the recent deaths of 43 persons in Japan, caused Shockwaves in both Canada and the United States. Although analysis has not yet provm the Canadian fish to be unsafe for human consumption, the threat to Lake Erie's fishing industry caused dismay among fisherman, processors and operators of sport fishing resorts. The federal fisheries department is confiscating and holding all fish taken from Lake Erie, and the question of compensation to fisherman was to be dis- cussed at the meeting in Ottawa. Officials of (J-J5 Ontario'Water Resources Com- mission were meeting in Washington with members of the United States Water Pollution Control Commission to exchange information and possibly take action to control mercury contamination from the U.S. side, of the Great-Lakes. Warned Last Year Warnings about mercury pollution in waterways in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia were made last Novemeber. But the seriousness of the problem did not become generally apparent until Ottawa last week banned ex- port sales of perch and pickers! from Lake St. Clair, connected to Lake Erie and Lake Huron by the Detroit and SL Clair Rivers. George Kerr, Ontario's minister of energy and resources, told the legislature Wednesday that govern-, ment officials were taken by surprise by the'mercury poisoning of fish because there was no knowledge .oil the cumulative effects of the heavy metal lite u last year. He said a report made to the OWRC in May; stowed the presence of caocentratioBJ of mercury in mudj in the St. Clair River, "bat it was not known at that time that mercury! content in mud would affect fish Wants More Study Mr. Kerr said, Ontario has no plans to ban fishing in the lakes until it is satisfied by continuing analysis that the fish are unsafe for human consturptioc. In the industrial and paper mills using mercury processes are under orders from the Ontario government to prevent mercury pollution. Mercury Is used in. the manufacton and paper, chlorine, caustic aoda and electrical appliances, In agriculture, mercury compounds are und to protect grain seeds and fruit against fiugus. About 30 per cent of Prairie cropland and 10 to 15 per cent of Alberta Renters Receive New Lease On Life Landlords May Pay Interest TEARFUL'SCBIE- Weeping man and his wife walk' through crowd at Phnom Penh. Man was among 486 political prisoners released in Thursday ceremony by Cam- bodian government. The men and women were jailed under rule of deposed leader Prince Sihanouk. Troops Use Tear Gas Against Belfast Mobs From AP-RetHers BELFAST (CPK British -troops replied with today.when Roman Catholic and .Protestant mobs bombarded them with flaming gasoline bombs, bottles, rocks, bricks and other debris. Government sources blamed the worst ricting fo hit'-the Northern Ireland capital in of bbbtiganisin, out poKjod overtones." .Civilians'with rifles were to several streets of'the. capital to separate rival crowds total- ling more than 600 persons. British soldiers have been ployed to keep peace in North- ern Ireland since last summer, when a militant Catholic civil rights campaign' touched off rioting in the nated North. .Civilians, threw .up barriers .across six streets during the disorder today but the piles :of paving stones and rubble'were later removed. Ontario cropland Is seeded. with merrory fungicides. band Queen Breaks f_____ Royal Rules LONDON The Queen's Informal meet-the- people travels in New Zealand and Australia are proving so successful that she is thinking at continuing them when she gets back to Britain, her have told reporters covering the current royal tour. Australians call it "going an Aborigine term meaning to wander off for a spell in the back- woods. In the context of the royal tour, it means an unprecedented break with the usual protocol of car- riages, processions and formal receptions, allowing ths Queen and her family to move1 in and out of side- walk crowds, chatting about the weather, bringing up the children, the cost of living and other tmveru! topics. Anne Makes Hit Prince Charles and Princess Anne hart added (heir own brand of informality', Anne hiving made a great hit with Australians on account of her allegedly muttering "I can't see in this bloody wind" when she was having trouble with the streamers on her hat. Bill Heseltine, the Queen's Australian-born press eocrciaiy, told a Daily Telegraph reporter criticisms were made on the previous tour seven years ago that people had waited for hours to see the Queen and then only caught a fleeting glimpee of her. HeseHine, who has done much to rejuvenate the royal image, said informal chats naturally could not be held in London on the way to a state opering of Porliament-neither could that happen in Awtnlia. Bat they would take place m Britain "wherever possible." Prince Charles added his Mai of approval to the new policy by felling reporters: "I'm keen to go on with this idea. I think it's a good one and Princess Anne docs too. "My father has always thought this way, but it'i a bit mon diflcuU for the Queen." Troops fired tear gas 25 times in the most violent disturbance in Northern -Ireland since last October, Prime Minister James CH- chester-CUrk called military and police officials into a meet- ing with cabinet'ministers hours after order had been restored. A.spokesman said later the government took a serious view of the disorder but did not be- lieve it reflected organized com- munal strife of the kind that spread across Ulster last year. 17 SOLDIERS HURT Military authorities sail 17 soldiers were injured in .six hours of fighting that ended at 4 a.m. Wednesday. There was no report of civilian casualties, although one youth's clothes were seen to catch fire when he -bis own gasoline bomb. Three arrests were reported after troops were called in War Of Nerves I i 1 SEOUL, South Korea ters) The sword-wielding hi- jackers of a Japanese jet grounded here offered today to release almost 100 hostage pas- senflers if a Japanese minister and a Socialist memberOf the greed to accompany them to North -Korea. The hijackers' offer was the first break in an agonizing stalemate that has kept the Japan Air Lines Boeing 727 grounded at Kimpo airport here for last three days. 'Airport sources said the ap-. parent breakthrough occurred when Japan's vice-transport minister, Shimjiro 36, pleaded in a radio exchange with the hijackers to talk with them face to face. Yamamura said a spokesman for the hijackers accepted the offer if the minister could estab- lish bis identity to their satisfac- tion. The spokesman for. the band of left-wing student hijackers, armed with samaurai swords, knives and homemade bombs, said that if the government would send bis local member of the Diet, Socialist Sufceya Abe, to identify the vice-minister and also join the ftigM to North Korea, the passengers would be released Friday. A n o t h e r deputy, Moriyostu Morinaka, also was named as a suitable guarantor for the min- ister's identity. MINISTER VOLUNTEERS Abe said in Tokyo he was pre- pared to fly to Seoul, but Social- ist party headquarters said Morinaka would not go to the South Korean capital because he had been named only as a possible substitute for Abe. Earlier today the hijackers started to show signs oi compro- mising. After repeatedly insist- ing that all the passengers and crew on board must'go with them to Pyongyang, they began to demand guarantees for their own safe conduct if they let the passengers disembark. MLAs Won't Jeopardize Their Seats EDMONTON (CP) Mem- bers of the Alberta legislature will be able to receive fuel tax rebates and, provincial crop ad- justment assistance without putting their seats in jeopardy, Attorney General Edgar Ger- bart said Wednesday. Mr. G e r h a r t introduced amendments to the Legislative Assembly Act adding those two Hems to the list of government measures any. MLA can receive from the government without being disqualified to sit or vote in the legislature. He said there is an opinion that receiving the benefits list- ed in the amendments would not disqualify a member but the government decided to add them to the list "in The fuel tax rebate of three- cents-2-gaHon Is paid to fann- ers who apply for uV refund allowed on colored gasoline. EDMONTON (CP) Renters in Alberta will get a new lease on life and a little cash as veil if legislation introduced Wed- nesday is approved. Most of the amendments in- troduced to the Landlord and Tenant Act provide more pro- tection for tenants. They were introduced by Attorney-General Edgar Gerharl The measures win allow es- tablishment of local advisory boards to mediate landlord-ten- ant disputes, make it manda- tory that'landlords pay'sbc-per- cent interest on damage de- posits, and require landlords to provide 90 days notice in writ- ing to a tenant of any proposed rer.t increase. TRUST FUND Money received by landlords must be placed in a trust fund which can be invested and any return of- interest over the. su- per-cent may be kept by a land- lori The tenant must 'receive the six-per-cent. If a landlord ,'retains any of the deposit when premises' are vacated, he must provide an- accounting of re- pairs paid from the funds. The act will also provide a flM fine for any laadted who jelfni t; damage de- posl to a former-tenant-within. It days after the tenant moves out. Landlords wHl be rtquired-tp provide, 24 hours notice iii writ- ing of-''any plan to visit his premises and such visits must be made only during daylight hours except in cases of emer- gency, or at "reasonable hours" after notice of termination of tenancy has been given. RETROACTIVE DATE The amendments still require second reading, clause-by- clause study, and third reading before passing. However, when the bill is proclaimed, the mea- sures will be regarded as hav- ing been in effect since April d.-y the legislation was .introduced. Landlords also win be re- quired to provide tenants with a copy of the lease within 21 days of its signing by the ten- ant. Mr. Gerhart said the ncmict- pal advisory boards would deal with both landlords and tenants, receive complaints and seek to mediate disputes, distribute in- formation on rental practices, rights and remedies, and in- vestigate complaints of conduct contravening tenancy legisla- tion. He said the board would -not have the power to force or set rents but rather would be in- volved in negotiation to level out rtut Infant Snatched From Hospital KINGSTON. Ont. (CP) A two-day old girl reported to be in serious condition with a blood disease was forcibly taken frtra Kingston General Hospital today by a group of people who entered the hospital in early- morning darkness. The child had been admitted Wednesday night after being made a ward of the Children's Aid Society and was to have un- dergone a blood transfusion. Dr. D. J. Delahaye said Infant "should have been treated early this morning and every hour that passes in- creases the risk of brain dam- age." New Welfare Plan Permits Higher Basic Earnings EDMONTON' (CP) The AJberU government plans a pilot project to give welfare recipients a financial incen- tive to become self-supporting, Social Development Minister Ray Speaker said in view Wednesday. Welfare', recipients In Us de- partment's 'employment copoc- bnties program wul: be able to earn up to fS a month before wot; he. Mid lleirweuSre duced, be said. The plan is an extension of the current system whatli allowB 'a famDy to eara m. to a month befpie the weflareL cheques decrease. Under the pilot project, the family could, earn a basic a month, pha each de- pendent up to the maximum of Beyond that amount, the welfare money is decreased on a dollar-for-dolkr basis. Mr. Speaker said the new plan could be extended to all employable welfare recipients if if proves' itself m the pilot project. Changes wiU be made' aoon m the present welfare voucher particularly vouchers 1 supplies, food and Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN TWAPI Friendship Society 11 director Peter Crotwell and fellow New Zealander Frank fanning each others nationalistic pride but deciding Canada is still the best place to live Aadrey- CampkeO asking visitors -m they would tike coffee and discovering she didn't have any Let Si. claiming he doesn't have to when he curls because he trained his broom yean there should be provision for an appeal of a departmental decision by any- one under the jurisdic- tion of'social development legis- lation. Currently, they have only the ombudsman and then: MLA to appeal to, he said. Fierce Clash Rages From Reiters-AP Three Syrian and an Israeli jet were shot down in dogfights today as one of the fiercest-clashes since the 1967 six-day war raged along the Is- raeli-Syrian ceasefire Hues, Is- raeli military command an- nounced. The Middle East news agency capital of Damascus was closed until further notice. It didn't 'why. Snoiving Hogs TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) "It's snowing hogs out ra- dioed highway trooper Harold Tuttle from the Kansas Turn- pi ke in yesterday's heavy storm. Another trooper radioed that a tailgate of a truck had fallen off and the driver ap- parently was unaware'he was losing his load of hogs one by one in the Gunmen Speed Off With One Hostage Assemble At Edmonton Organ Transplant Plan For Alberta OTTAWA Univer- sity of Alberta and the Medical Research Council will sponsor a major research effort hi organ trsnspUDtation involving a sci- entific team backed by more than A team of top scientists is being assembled from Canadian and Australian medical centres to work at the faculty of medi- cine at Edmonton investigating the body's immunity to trans- planted tissue and making clinic studies centring on kidney transplants but probably to ba extended lalcr lo other body or- Dr. John B. Dossetor, 44, a leading Canadian authority on kidney transplant whose wvrk in the field has gained him an in- ternational reputation, and Dr. Krwin Diener, 38, an eminent Swiss radiobkilogBl working in Australia, will head the re- search team. Dr. Diener will move to Ed- rnonlon from Australia this bringing with him two members of his Metbooroe re- search team. Dr. Dossetor re- cently moved to Edmonton from Montreal. An associate member of their (earn "will be Dr. W. D. Am- a b Mdicfct from Unii-ersily of Manitoba who worked with Dr. Diener at Melbourne on an MRC fellow- ship. OTHER TEAM MEMBERS Dr. W. T. Howson and Dr. B. K. Mookerjee, former col- leagues at McGill University cl Dr, Dosselor, and Dr. N. E. Kraft, a former colleague of Dr. Dioner, will join the team ai professional assistants, The transplant team also win include a protein chemist work- ing in the field of isolating anti- gens, substances which spark the body's production of anti-" boditi wbep h induced info if. The antibodies are part of the body's natural defence against foreign tissue and hence play i part in rejec- tion of transplants. An expert in the field of com- patibility of body tissues also will join the group. MRC will make available to the project over a five-year period. The program will be closely linked with the current kidney transplant pro- gram now under way at Edmon- ton under Dr. C. M. Couves, Dr. H. Hyde, Dr. W. H. Lakey and Dr. P. Salmon who will be part-tiiM auodate memben of tbttwn 1 VELEFRANCHE-SUR-irER (Reuters) Four gunmen wlio fled a luxury hotel after keeping police at for a day freed their last hostile toJay as part of a deal which viewed them to escape. Police Immediately launched a massive manhunt. The.gunmen Wt the French Riviera resort Hotel Venaiuet this morning unarmed but with the male hostage while 100 hsxvily Hiim] pottccnm stood by without Interfering. They bundled the hostage, Jacques into a waiting car and speJ off east toward Nice, He tetapnuned later saying he was In the Marseille area, an- other 123 miles away. Police said they nude a mid- night deal with the four under which they handed over their guns in return for an hour's head start and provided that one of two inen they were hold' ing in a third-floor hotel room drove them to Nice. The second hostage, Hans Nitsche, 73, of West Germany, was released by the men as they HI the barricaded hotel room. Niteche's wife, 62-y e a r -o 1 d HiMe, was (till in hospital today after being shot in.the let by of the ffstMo ffiefl she kwd lo itop her room the start siege. Th3 drama began po- lice, called by a hotel who had seen a gun in luggage belonging (o one of the four mai, came lo check their identi- ties Wednesday. They were greeted with I hirst of gunfire and a grenade forcing them to retreat while the gunmen moved Room 110, taking with them Don, bis wife and ;