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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta The lethbridge Herald HKJH FOtKCAST SUNDAY 55 ADvrid nd Sottiheaten Price 15 Cents VOU LXIII No. 95 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1970 FOUR SECTIONS 70 PAGES Student Hijackers Detained North Korea To Free Hostages Of Hijacked Japanese ANTI-COMMUNIST girls wove their arms towards guests arriving at a banquet in Toronto Friday night celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lenin. Ban- quet guests, including the Rusian and Czecho- slovakian ambassadors, were spat upon and pelt- ed with eggs by about 500 members of various ethnic, groups living in Toronto. TOKYO (Reuters) North Korea said it will release a hi- jacked Japanese airliner today along with its pilot, two crew members and a Japanese par- liamentarian who had flown to Pyongyang as a voluntary hos- tage. The Japan Air1 Lines Boeing 727, hijacked by nine Japanese studeite over Japan Tuesday, mil be permitted to leave this afternoon, the official Pyongyang radio said in i Kore- an-language broadcast. The radio, monitored in Tokyo, said the nine hijackers, who throughout the four-day hi- jacking had been armed with swords, knives and home-made Definition Of Pollution Key Problem By MARGARET LUCKHURST Herald Staff Writer "We-have to know how to define pollution if we tre going to be abie to correct it." Robert Bullock, department of biological of Leth- bridge said at the first session of the pollution teach-in being held in Lelhbridge Friday. N "If we can't learn to control pollution within the next few years, we'll be buried in a graveyard of our own mistakes." A panel of six authorities on the pollution problem outlined opinions on what pollution is. "I describe pollution'in range of Lamia Armstrong, .technician, departznent of U of L. not 'eyin good, for some, is desirable, 'Different. people view. itLio a fisheries man will certainly have a different opinion, from say, a man in industry where. poUuiion 'so often begins." Bjick Cunningham, biology department, Lt'Jibridge Community College; said that: anything that is added to the environment which detracts, from man's life can be regarded as pollution. What is environment? That which makes up our natural resources and man's need .of them." He added that pollution has been with'us sinco time began, but it has now become intolerable. Dr. Robin Harger; department of zoology i Univer- sity of British Columbia said that pollution occurs when the physical balance of organisms becomes disturbed by the addition of unnatural substances so that the organisms cannot survive. Dr. Lucius Stebbins, department of biology, U of L, drew attention to the fact, that degrees of pollution exist even in regions of tbe arctic. "Where seismological explosions occur in "sections of the north, Eskimos note that rnarine life is noticeably affected." Gordon Haugen, fisheries biologist, showed a num- ber of slides illustrating streams polluted by silt, mining pulp industries and domestic waste, Population Pollution Irish Terrorists Warned Troops Will Shoot To KM From AP-Reuters BELFAST (CP) Terrorists exploded three bombs in the heart of Belfast today injuring at least two persons, despite a British Army warning that troops may shoot to kill when they encounter rioters in the streets. The bombs went off over a span of 10 hours. The third bomb wrecked a real estate agency in Donegall Street'. The scene of the bombing was only, a few hundred yards away from Royal .Avenue, where an early morning Hast destroyed a large store occupied by a tailor- ing firm. 4 _____ Scores of windows in storts and offices were blown, out in the Donegall Street blast, which was heard for miles. Ambul- ancn'huryiejd the area, which' was cordoned off by'polics and troops. _ Kidnapper? Demands Are Refused f GUATEMALA CITY (CP) Latin America's latest political kidnapping has erupted into an open diplomatic clash, with the Guatemalan government refus- ing to meet the kidnappers' de- mands and West Germany in- sisting that it give in. Wilhelm Hopper, 'the Bonn foreign ministry chief of person- nel, met with President Julio Cesar Mendez today to try to arrange the release of Count Karl von Spreti, the West Ger- man ambassador abducted Tuesday by four leftist terror- ists. Hopper flew here from Bonn Friday night, Experts and bomb-disposai of- ficers were among the first to arrive on the scene and open in- vestigations. Work Crews Clear Rail Rock Slide BOSTON BAR, B.C. (CP) Work crews today 'cleared the Canadian National 'railway mainline after it was blocked Friday by a 300-foot rock sh'oje in the Fraser Canyon. A spokesman said. the'- line was restored-'after: crews bfcted away rock .that'was up to 40 feet deep on the track near this community about 125 miles' northeast of Vancouver. bombs, will remain In North Korea. The radio said the nine students asked to stay but added that the .North Korean authorities will investigate them and take appropriate measures. The four men who will be re- turned include the Japanese vice-minister of transportation, Shinjiro Yamamura, who of- fered himself as a hostage at Seoul's Kimpo International Air- port Friday in exchange for1 99 passengers and four steward- esses. AT CONTROLS FOUR DAYS The three others are the pilot, the co-pilot and the flight engi- neer. The Pilot, Captain Shinji Ishida, was at the controls of the aircraft from the time it left Tokyo on a routine domestic flight to Fukuoka in south- 'westefn Japan early Tuesday until it landed in Pyongyang Friday night. There was rising speculation the hijackers were unwelcome guests in North Korea. The' broadcast 'said that in Japan the hijackers were de- scribed as Trotskyites and row- short, enemies of So- cialist countries and North Korea. The nine hijackers, between ]6 and 27, are members of the Red a Japanese, student group dedicated to the violent overthrow of established Border. The students said they wanted to go to North' Korea to estab- lish an overseas base; report" ,t n flie Pyongyang; %r the Japanese- Communist newspaper Akahala '-said the hijackers were immedi- ately disarmed by North Korean authorities after leaving tbe plane. this Cambodia, Laos, or Vietnam, 23 Killed In Coal Mine Blast PRAGUE (Reuters) At least 23 miners were killed when a gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in northern Czechoslovakia today, it was an- nounced here. An announcement by CTK news agency said three men still were missing. It said 28 men had been in the area of the blast in the Paskov coal mine, six miles south of Ostrava and 210 miles north of Prague. Two were rescued alive but their condition was not given. WHERE IS HP-Rosemary 11 months, seems to be looking for the man on the moon who's the subject of Ralph Jonzen's space project at the Manitoba schools science fair in Winnipeg. Emergency Cabinet Meeting Held To Discuss Mail Issue Dr. Alec Harper, entomologist, Lethbridge Research Station, entertained a new premise by suggesting that there is such a thing as population pollution. "In hos- pitals and nursing homes across tbe land we have oid people who are living vegetables but are kept alive through modern technology. Surely money and effort expended in keeping them alive is a question'we Deed to examine." He deplored a general mental pollution we have in other areas as well, "Girls should be encouraged more, so they can contribute their talents to the world in- jtead of settling for the rolo of second class citizens." Following their attempt at definition of pollution, a question period dealt with specifics. Dr. Harper was asked if it's possible to overprotert our environment. "How can we, we haven't begun to protect it be replied. Dr. Harper was asked if mental pollution remains will others forms of pollution be controlled. He said: "People today are apathetic about any kind of pollu- tion, but until rr.wtal pollution is controlled, the whole problem will continue to 'expand." Another question: If pollution is one thing to one person and something else to another, who finally de- cides what pollution is, government or society? Mr. Haugen replied that naturally society should define pollution, provided we are prepared to revaluale our values and adjust our standard of living 'so that we aren't draining our environment without putting something Mr. Cunningham brought the session to i close by stating that the public wants the good things of life, and naturally this restricts interest In pollution when so many depend on "pollulent producers" for their liveli- hood. "If the public Insists on demanding the good thing) in life at the cost of our diminishing natural resources and an unnatural environment because of pollution, then TO won't have any good things in life to worry about in thirty years." To Cut Unemployment Ranks By DAVE B.AZAY MONTREAL (CP) The Quebec Liberals Friday prom- Bed to create jobs within one year if elected in this prov- ince where almost Que- bccers now are without work. Tbe Opposition party's prom- ise of prosperity, was coupled with a harsh frontal attack on Rene Levesque's separatist Parti Quebecois, arguing that separatism would mean more unemployment. Liberal Leader Robert Bour- assa opened his campaign for the general election April 29 with a non-nationalist program to spur economic growth, launching the campaign slogan "Quebec: Au travail (Quebec: to At a news conference, the new Liberal leader outlined steps a Uberal government would take in its first six months in office in an effort to drive down the unemployment rate, now at 8.7 per cent. At a packed rally of about 700 persons in his working-class rid- ing of Mercier Friday night, Mr. Bourassa said workers would be the first victims of separatism, which would scare capital away from Quebec. "We already have per cent of Canada's unemployed. Isn't that Afco under, attack at the rally was the governing Union Na- lionale party, criticized by Mr. Bourassa as a group of political opportunists characterized by incompetence, patronage and cowardice. The Sfr-year-oM successor to former premier Jean Lesage said the Union National lacked the courage to present a budget prior to the election, "unprece- dented in the political history of Quebec." He said Premier Jean- Jacques Bertrand's party is "conducting its election on the backs of Quebecers" by refus- ing to lake a clear-cut stand for or against separatism or feder- alism. MONTREAL (CP) As an emergency federal cabinet meeting in Ottawa discussed Montreal's mail dispute, a rifle- man in Montreal fired into the windshield of a rented postal truck Friday! Rejean Masse, an A. F. Bail- largeon Express driver who was loading his vehicle in the down- town CNR Bonavenlure ler- minal yards at the time of the inaiient, said he heard two shots but did not see the culprit, He continued his mall delivery afterwards. Postal-officials said a .22-caI- fore rifle was apparently used in the shooting. Meanwhile two other Baillar- geon trucks, not hired to carry mail were damaged by vandals Friday. There were no injuries, In Ottawa, the cabinet was re- ported, to be. reconsidering Us decision to bring .Montreal mail drivers into the public service. The cabinet .meeting began amid" reports Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey might tender his resignation over handling of the dispute. However, the minis- ter denied tbe rumor. DELIVERIES MADE Eighty-five rented trucks made deliveries (o Montreal's 33 postal substations as the's former mail truck drivers, un- employed since the government takeover of city mail transpor- tation Wednesday, met for tbe third day to discuss strategy. Tha 457 former employees of ,G.- Lapalme Inc. earlier this week unanimously rejected a government offer of employ- for 285 men who would have had to give up their affilia- tion with the Confederation ot National Trade'Unions on join- ing the pufalk 'service. Four contractors were to take'over jnail transpor- tation in Montreal April 1 when Lapalme's exclusive contract expired. They were awarded contracts when Lapalme de- rated not to bid for a renewal In the new fiscal year. Since Ihc takeover, recom- federal mediator H, Carl' Goldenberg, the govern- ment lias also been faced by protests from the four new con- tractors. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN CURE sign of winter's passing city parks crews taking down the snow fences at the Civic Sports Centre grounds Murray SrvhM getting the new John Lemon style haircut inch long) since the warm spring weather means he doesn't have to have long locks to keep his head warn Teter Marshall requiring at least four cups of coffee to become wide awake in the momir.g. 'mv -T INWCTIO IN CHICAGO VWUNCS-These four persons ore among 12 alleged leadm who were Indicted by a Chicago federal grand Jury on charges of conspiring lo travel interstate "with the intent to incite, organize, pro- mote, encourage, participate In and corry on o riot. From left are Mark Rudd, Jeffrey Jones, Dohrn and Kalhy Boudin, All are accused In connection with disorders in Chicago [oil October, Gay Trip Wins Grand National AKTREE, England (AP) Pat Taaffee, 40-yearold Irish jockey End the rider in the race, today steered Gay Trip to victory in the 126Ui run- Ding of tiw Grand National ;