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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH SATIKDAY 50 VOL. I-XIH No. 91 The letfiktdge Herald "LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 3. mo PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES No Halt Likely In Breath Test es PASSENGERS Passengers of hijacked Japan Air Lines jetliner leave the plane ot Seoul airport Friday after being held prisoner for more than three dayi. The Japanese leftist studenls who seized tha piane releared the pass- engers after making a Jeal whereby they could proceed to Nort Mui-def Rate Rises Again In Canada OTTAWA (CP) The murder rate rose again in 1969, federal statistics show, providing more ammuni- tion against the current trail abolition of hanging. Preliminary figures for 1969 from the Dominion Bureau of Statistics show 337 murder victims last year compared with 314 in 1968 and 281 in 1967. A trial abolition of capital punishment began Dec. 29, 1967, for a Five-year period. The death penalty was retained, however, for the deliberate slaying of police- men or prison guards on duty. Three ppikemen were killed In before the new'law came.into effect The number rat to.five in'1968 and five in.1969. Currently two men' are under sentence to death for police slayings that have occurred since the trail law came Ho effect, Mercy was recommended In both. meaning that if the federal cabinet must make, a final decision on them, coinmutation is likely. They are still in the appeal process. The federal policy of commuting death sentences where the jury recommends mercy has been firmljr established. s f Coses Listed The two cases involve: William Roy Rosik, 22, sentencjd in Windsor, Ont., to be hanged for the shooting last August of Con- stable Robert Carrick, also 22, killed while answering a domestic complaint in a Windsor suburb. Clifford Lurvey, 53, a Vancouver man sentenced to be, banged for shooting Constable Leonard'Shakes-' peare, 26, during a burglary in a St. Boniface, Man., store last July 18. Among the other cases since the Wai period began, ono capital murder trail is pending, one convicted killer-committed suicide, one was found mentally unfit to stand Wai In the killing of two policemen, one case Is and the others have resulted in prison terms. The pending trail in Montreal involves the death of Constable Gilles Boutin, 29, killed as he tried to jump dear last May as an escapfed convict attempted to drive a truck through a roadblock. Blacks, Whites Vote For Own Candidates SALISBURY (AP) Black and white voters will ballot for separate slates of' candidates of their own skin color in the Rhodesian election next week. Although Rhodesia has blacks and about whiles, Ihere are only eligible voters. Asians and mulattos are regarded as "white" for Toting purposes and are included in the on white rolls. The black voters will choore among 33 candidates if, ?ight constituencies. Eight more black members will be selected by tribal assemblies. The 16 blacks m Parliament will be evenly divided1 .on tribal lines with parity between the Mattbele and Mashona. Black polilical advancement depends on the amount of income tax they pay. They get more seats as they pay more taxes. Thcorc'.ically, the blacks can aonrire a maximum of 50 seats the same as In practice, this is unlikely lo happen until late In next century since most blacks rely on subsistence farming. This Is the first general election since Prime Minis, ter Ian Smith declared independence from Britain in November, 1965. Stolen Plane Lands .SEOUL, South Korea (Reu- ters) A Japanese jetliner bk jacked Tuesday by" a band of swashbuckling students Joragnt apparently landed in-.NortH Korea after'releasing 103 Pos- tage passengers and crew here. But North Korea said it could guarantee neither the safety of those aboard nor. their immedk ale return. Y On board the Japan .Air Boeing. 727 were a crew. -A'... three, nine armed fanatical stu-, dent hijackers and their .volun- tary hostage, Vice-Transport Minister Sbirijiro Yamamura of .Japan. The jet disappeared a. U.S. radar screen -jn Japan vparently landed in Pyongyang, the Japanese self-defence force agency reported. North Korea told the Unrtal Nations armistice commission on the-border village of Pan- munium it could not guarantee the safety of and its occupants because, "the situa- tion had the North Korean central news agency re- ported. Wednesday the hardline Com- munist nation told the commis- sion it would guarantee the safety of the plane and all con- cerned if it landed in North Korea. -1 HELD 314 DAYS North Korea's change of heart capped one of the most tense dramas in aerial history. Hours earlier the youthful hijackers released 99 passengers and four stewardesses in exchange for Yamamura atfer holding them hostage for days while re- peatedly threatening to blow lie plane up. All but one of tho hostages later returned by air to Fuku- oka in southern Japan. They hold the record as the longest-held hostages in aviation history. The previous record of 45 hours was established by equally unwilling passengers on a Brazilian jetliner hijacked from Uruguay to Cuba in Janu- ary. By JOHN KASTNER Caudiai Press SUff Wrter A British Columbia Supreme Court ruling Thursday which' voided the new federal breath test legislation in that province seems unlikely to stop the lay- ing of breath test charges in other provinces. Provincial and urban legal officials across Canada polled by The Canadian Prtus Thurs- day night generally adopted a keep-going-for-now attitude. Justice Minister John Turner said in Ottawa that a joint ap- peal of Mr. Justice F. Craig Munroe's decision will te launched immediately by the federal and British Columbia justice departments. He said Ottawa will take steps are necessary to defc'.x! the legislation which went into effect last Dec. 1, in- cluding an appeal to the Su- preme Court of Canada. Leslie Peterson, B.C. attor- ney-general, said an appeal to the B.C. Court of Appeal was prepared for filing today. He also directed B.C. police not to charge motorists who re- fuse to take a breath test. Mr. Justice Munroe ruled that in proclaiming the amend- ment as law, the privy council exceeded its powers by drop- ping one of four safeguards contained in' the amendment when 'it was passed by Parlia- ment. The missing safeguard guar- anteed an accused the right to a sample of his breath, pre- sumably for independent test- ing. Edgar Gerhart, attorney-gen- eral of. Alberta, said the B.C. decision "does not have other than v'a persuasive effect in proviiees other than B.C." A. .G, Hackling, attorney-gen- eral of, Manitoba, said the law will ceotinue to be applied in Manitoba "assuming it is valid and proptv." Inspector Fred Blucher, head of the'Ontario Provincial Police department, said: "We mil comply with the sectionr as it is legislated until we're teH otherwise." "These kinds of things are in- terpretations by individuals. The B.C. decision is ona judge's interpretation." Two similar cases now are before Ontario courts. A Toron- to case scheduled for hearing before a single judge of the On- tario Court of Appeal May 7 is based on the same argument which was successful in the B.C. decision. Other cases are awating trial In London and Edmonton. Speculation Rife On Cabinet Resignation Postal Riit Aired ERIC KIERANS BRYCE MACKASEY Mpre Talks Anticipated In City Wage Dispute Rebels Want Cash GUATEMALA CITY (Reu- ters) In a dramatic new de- mand, the rebel armed forces movement asked today for. fiOO.OOO in cash and the release of 25 political prisoners as ran- som in exchange for kidnapped West Gc'.-man Ambassador Karl von Spreti. Spring Storm Hits East MONTREAL (CP) A heavy, 24-hour snowfall ended as suddenly as it began torly today, leaving Montreal under six inches of snow and slush. The spring storm which moved into southern Quebec from Lake Erie Thursday caused between 309 and 400 minor car accidents in and around Canada's biggest cily. Quebec and the Eastern Townships received more than seven inches of snow, while about a foot fell in some parts of the Laurentians north of Montreal.' In Ottawa, 10 inches of wet snow fell during 24 hours, snarl- ing traffic and cancelling airline flights. The.storm' left Jarry Park tinder a thick, white blanket, only a few days before the base- ball season was due lo start for Montreal Expos of the National League. "Frustrating, frustrat- ing, commented the Expos' director of opera- tions. SMOG KILLS TREES. LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP) The federal govern- ment is ratting down and sell- ing about board feet of trees on acres in the San Bernardino Mountains that have been so merely damaged by smog that drifts from Los Angeles. While Lethbridge's "outside" workers voted overwhelmingly in favor-of sWke action Thurs- day, indications are every ef- fort is going to be made to ob- tain a satisfactory contract without resorting to a strike. The union is asking for re- sumption of mediation talks which were begun before the government supervised strike vote was held.- Of 178 members of Local 70, Canadian Umqp.'of Public.Em- ployees, entitled to participate" in the government-supervised strike vote 160. favored ..sWke action, six were opposed, six abstained and six were absent. George Hunt, Local 70 presi- dent, said he was pleased with the vote of confidence shown tho executive and negotiating committee. "The vole shows they're de- termined that we don't sctlle for anything that will put us farther behind than we already he said. "Lelhbridge's. outside workers have been get- ting a little bit more behind other cities and other trades every year. We don't aim for parity with Calgary or Edmon- ton but we woulcl like to get closer instead of losing ground all the lime." DON'T WANT STRIKE Tho .city accepted a concilia- tion officer's award which gave the union members, a 9Vi per cent wage increase for each of the two years in the proposed new contract. The former two- year contract expired tho end of December. "We will have another go at mediation Mr. Hunt said. "No one wants to be oat on strike but if something better can't be settled on in media- tion we have no choice. City council has some responsibility here and the mayor and some members of council should be part of the mediation talks. We'should be talking straight to each olher now instead of through representatives (nego- CUPE Is the largest" union representing city'employees. It has a membersKp in excess of 300 and also represent! city hall office staff, police ma- trons, library employees and a few smaller, categories. The International Brother- thood of Electrical Workers 254-7, representing 29 city-em- ployed elecWcal workers, is to have a: government-supervised. strike lyote April ..9. at: the -line The and city hive jected conciliator's; which gave the union awaid going to vote in favor of strike action. City Manager Tom Ferguson said he had no comment to make on Thursday's strike vote. "We'll cross the bridges when we come to them." The outside workers can strike anytime within the .next year upon giving tire city, two days of notice. While strike action has been favored in the past the city has never been struck. Mayor Aajj "Anderson said Friday 'morning he wanted to see more negotiation Land haps; a-little give and take on an hour-wajje increase, both ax per cent increase Jan. 1, The 'outside, workers, unit of Local 70 represents machine operators, garbage collectors, truck drivers, laborers, meier readers, carpenters, sign paint- ers, pipe layers, street diggers, parks and recreation personnel sit per 1970 and two more increases of six per cent at eight-month in- tervals. The city had offered 12 cents an hour plus the three six-per- cent increases. NEVER STRIKE There is every indication the electrical workers are also such at gardeners and takers, plus numerous categories. care- other Controllers Slow Ending Walkout OTTAWA (CP) An emer- gency cabinet meeting was under way today with the Mon- treal postal, dispute the prime topic. Reports that a resignation from the cabinet might result centred upon Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey, who was at the meetihg. Mr. M a c k a s e y quickly squelched them as he emerged from the meeting briefly. Asked atether there was any truth to reports of his impending resig- nation, be replied: "None at all." Was he ready to quit? "Not in the least." Mr. Mackasey added that "rt was an unfortunate rumor." The reports of a resignation bad been discounted earlier by Mr. Mackasey's office. One informant said he expects that the government will re- verse its acceptance ot the rec- ommendation of mediator H. Carl.Goldenberg that Montreal mail truck drivers be incorpo- rated into the public-service. The proposal has been rejected by the drivers because it would cost them'their membership in the Confederation of National Trade Unions. PM BACK FROM HOLIDAY The cabinet-' was' believed ready to have the mail hauled by a single contractor.af ter call- ing for public tenders. Postmaster-General Eric Kierans' office said the Goldeoberg report is being im- Prune Minister Trudeau went to the meeting shortly aflcr ar- riving back in Ottawa early this morning from a skiing vacation in British Columbia. Speculation about possible resignations was rife as word came out about the meeting. One source said the possibility that some minister would sub- mit a resigns Ihm, depending on what decision the cabinet reached, was not improbable. Mr. Mackasey and Mr. Kier- ans have headed two cabinet factions with 'different ideas on how the Montreal postal snarl should be resolved. WASHINGTON (API-Work- ing under an agreement with the U.S. government, union leaders tried to get air. traffic Grant For Indians OTTAWA (CP) A National Housing Act grant of has been approved for the Indian Association of Alberta for a study of the problems faced by Indians migrating from re- serves to urban centres, the off- ice of Robert Andras, minister responsible for bousing an- nounced today, Where Is Rap Brown? NEW YORK (AP) Where is H. Rap Brown? The militant black power leader has been missing 26 days. He was last seen March by his wife when he left here for a Bel Air, Md., court appear- ance, says his lawyer, William Kunsller. "It's incomprehensible why we hiven't heard from Kunsller says. Brown's wife could not be reached. The FBI says it does not know Brown's whereabouts.' Brown was to stand trial on charges of arson and incitement to riot resulting from a 1067 dis- turbance in Cambridge, Md. Tho trial has been reset for April 20 in Ellicoft City. William B. Yates Jr., Dor- cbesler County state's attorney, prosecutor in the case, said, "I have nothing to base any con- jecture on, but I think he'll ap- pear for trial." Yates said the additional sev- .en-year penalty for not tbowiol might be come incc'.itive for Brown to appear. On March 9 a car blew up just south of Bel Air on the road to Baltimore. In the wreckage were the bodies of two friends of Crown-Ralph E. Father- stone and William H. Payne. "There arc three poss m> RAP BROWN Kunstler said recently. "One, that he was taken oiri of tho blown-up csr before it was blown up and has been kept somewhere kidnapped or murdered. That's the theory that worries Mrs, Brown the most, "Tvvo, the theory of the au- thorities: that the two men blew themselves up while1 carrying a device with some nefarious pur- .to bomb the nearby stale troopers' barracks that Rap was. not in- volved. "Or three, that he's under- ground, in or out of the U.S." Kunsller said he was inclim.'J to doubt Ihe third theory. Brown "could have split although it's not likely in my he said. Brown, 26, Is appealing a five-year prison sentence for vi- olating the federal firearms act, He was convicted in 1968 in New Orleans. The terms of his bail limited his travel to New York, except for trial controllers back on the joh today and end a strike that has crippled air travel for more than Early reports, nowever, Indi- cated no significant'ba'ck -to work movement on today's first shift. Y In New Yrok, a focal point in the strike, 40 lo.57'controll- ers scheduled to work reported sick at the air route centre which controls traffic in several Eastern stales. The riumber. of conlrollers' staying off the job remained about the same at Kansas City and Minneapolis. In Chicago, all 10 controllers at the O'Hare tower reporled for duty but nearby Aurora control centre declined' (o give out numbers on sWkers. Leaders of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organi- zation Thursday to order their men back lo work by the weekend. Seen qnd Heard ABOUT TOWN how hard it was to lose weight, Bob Molnar saying, "All I had to eat today was two hot- dogs and a case of beer" locnl doctor complaining about staffer who had called for consultation and then "immediately hid in the bowels of The Lethbridge Herald" Jeremy Ethtr-, ingtori invited over for an in- formal cup of tea and to In- sure informality requesting that It be served to him on a saucer, without i CUD. Firm Warns Clients MONTREAL (CP) A' Mon- treal firm of investment consult- ants has advised its clients to remove "physical securilies and liquid assets from the province of least until the el- ection is over." This advice come from Laf- ferty, Harwood and Co. Ltd. in a newsletter to between 200 pnd 300 client mainly financial in- stitutions in Canada, the United Slates and Europe. R. G. D. Lafferty, partner In the firm, said today the letter was sent March 18 to explain to clients possible problems that may follow (he April 29 provin- cial general election. The firm's advice resulted from allegations that Quebec Finffcce Minister Marie Beau- lieu's "economic philosophy is based on demagoguery and not on the disciplines of economic reason." The next government might attempt to implement these theories by "arbitrary govern- ment action" against private in- vestment in the province, the newsletter warns. Brezhnev Arrives BUDAPEST (Rcuiers) So- viet Communist leader Leonid Brezhnev arrived here from Moscow Thursday night lo at- tend celebrations marking 25th anniversary of Hungary's liberation in the Second World War, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported. ;