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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGI HERALD Thursday, April n, i9, i News in brief Eleva'tor lire kills four CHICAGO (AP) A fire swept through the Sears Tower, destined to be the world's tall- est building, killing four eleva- tor mechanics Wednesday as flames raced down a shaft be- twesn the 42nd and 33rd floors. A spokesman for Sears, Roe- buck and Co. said the victims using a cleaning fluid to rub down rails when the Waze broke out. They were not imme- diately identified. The steal and glass structure will be 110 storeys high when completed, making it the tallest building in the world. It is on the southwestern corner of the city's business district. Dief ill with cold OTTAWA (CP) Former Prime Minister John Diefenba- ker, ordered to bed with a cold, was not in the Commons for the third consecutive day Wednes- day. "He's got a bad cold and he's slaying at home for a few his office said when asked why the 77-year-old Prince Albert member of Par- liament was absent. "It's not too serious. His doc- tor just wants him to stay home until he's well." Insurance plans okayed bill 34, which establishes the In- surance Corporation of B.C. and all NDP members support- j ed it, although Premier Dave j Barrett said it was a free vote. Social Credit MLAs continued their theme that the govern- the'legislature Wednesday. ment's real intention is take over Social Credit, Liberal and all insurance in B.C., not just Conservative MLAs voted against' auto insurance. VICTORIA (CP) A crown corporation will give British Columbia a monopoly on automobile insurance and a strong entry into the general in- surance field was given approval in principle in a 31-15 vote in Bisley marksman dies TORONTO (CP) Lt.-CoI. Desmond T. Burke, whose shooting as a member of 12 Ca- nadian Bisley rifle teams brought his election to the Ca- nadian Sports Hall of Fame, died in hospital Wednesday. He was 67. Col. Burke, a hospital radio- logist, was for 20 years one of Canada's leading marksmen and holder of the largest num- ber of international awards in the Canadian Rifle Association. Manning wants change in senate bill handling Bline operations suspended Happy birthday Conservative leader Robert Stanfield helps himself to a slice of his birthday coke at a surprise party given for him by the Conservative caucus in Ottawa Wednesday, Mr. Stanfield was celebrating his 59th birthday. ELLIOT LAKE, Out. (CP) Rio Algom Mines Ltd. announc- ed Wednesday the immediate "temporary suspension" of its uranium mining and milling operations here, affecting 600 workers. A company spokesman said work disruptions and slowdowns In the mine had reduced the supply of ore to the point where the miUiog plant could no long- er be operated. i I Quebec crime inquiry Drapeau closed crime spots Military funeral planned MONTREAL fCP) A for-] Aboud, 53, said the money, to mer bookmaker said Wednes- j be given to someone in the QUEBEC (CP) A military funeral mil be held here Satur- day for Capt. C. T. Laviolette, 42. killed in Vietnam in a heli- copter crash, a Canadian Armed Forces spokesman at nearby Valcartier said Wednes- day. The body was expected to ar- j rive at an airport in nearby Ste. j Foy tonight, he said. Capt. Lavioletie's helicopter was shot down by Viet Cong gunfire April 7. He was a mem- j ber of the Canadian contingent serving with the International Commission of Control and Su- Ipcrvision day Montreal bookmakers, gamblers and prostitutes mayor's office, was donated on the understanding that "we banded together to contribute j could continue to operate to Mayer Jean Drap- openly. We knew we had to get i can's 1960 election campaign. I "It was going to help our but it did not achieve j this end, he said. Theodore Aboud, the help of city hall to stay But. he said, three or four months after the election every- Deaths currentiy j thing was closed up although serving'time for'fraud, told the i "we had heard a large amount Quebec Police Commission in-1 of money had been given to the quiry into organized crime that MacK- innon, 89. held the secret recipe for Drambuie, the scotch-whis- key liqueur, and chief of the family Drambuie business who kept the ingredients in her head. E d m o n t o W. Kemp. 30. former chairman of j the Canadian Manufacturers' Association. Montreal Brig. General Claude Prieur 52 chairman and general manager of the and general manager of the Quebec Deposit and Investment Fund. Sarasota. Hirshberg, 63, author and former journalist with the Boston Herald and the Boston Post. when Mayor Drapeau was elected he closed up everything tight. j "And when T say tight, it was j he said. iGov't bill i i on housing introduced Diary of Lieut. Col G. A. Frencn, Officer Commanding X.W.M. Police 1374. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 3rd: Left at 7 a.m. I find that although 3720 Ibs. of ration meat were issued yesterday from the two buffaloes which had been cut up there is nothing to show for three ethers which had been killed, the half-breeds merely cutting slices cf the meat off and cam-ing it along. Julian ran a buffalo and killed him. J came in far the finish. Had the beast cut up and brought in on an ox cart for meat. The men have now plenty of meat 1 had this fellow cut up and placed in one of the water barrels salted. The salt we had carried sn far now conies in useful. There being no grass we had to make a sketch of I7'.i miles without water. Would you like to be abk foltor the X.W.M.P. march st with the beJp of a map? Our ftudents just com- pleting a map which shows each night's stop as weB as points of interest mentioned in the diary. Drapau Aboud could not identify the person who was to get the money or the person who was collecting it. Mayor Drapeau was not available for comment. OPERATIONS CONTINUED Abaut added later "stronger i people" continued to operate after the crackdown and, in J967. things began opening up i again. By 1970. "it was oper- ating wide open." Aboud said earlier Wednesday i liis friends had been killed for "100 less reasons than what I'm i doing today." EDMONTON" (CP) A gov- j "I know my life is worthless eminent bill to remove re- and I have very little hope for strictions on the Alberta Hous- ing Corporation for development of housing for the elderly was the future." Aboud is testifying behind doors. The public was cheques to the company accoun- tant and gave the money to Aboud. keeping 10 per cent for him5elf on each customer. However, Mr. Mintz did not know that, the customers and their addresses were phoney. Abcud usually paid up part of _______ __ _ Uig loans to keep up the cam- jects "similar to the ban-rowing commissioners and the j and also "every cus- introduced in the legislature j excluded from the courtroom as a cwiirifv affor AhmiH Wednesday. a security measure after Aboud OTTAWA (CP) The Senate annot expect minor internal changes to improve its public mage, Senator Ernest Manning SC-Alberta) said Wednesday. Review and amendment of egislation by the Senate after a ill has passed third reading in he Commons should be dis- continued, he suggested in the Senate. Instead, a bill should come to he Senate for consideration after second reading in the Commons. Following study by he Senate, the bill could be sent to a Commons committee with a written report on Senate recommendations. After that, the Senate should not see the bill gain. The Senate should replace its commitment to political neu- trality" should be a condition of a senator's appointment. Senator Manning also reconv present formal procedure of de- m2ncied a limit term of appoint- bates with non-partisan com mittee-like discussions, the for- mer Alberta premier suggested. He has been a senator 2V2 years. "The academic debating of motion and inquiries sel- dom results in any concrete ac- tion or significantly alters the course of Canadian he said. Party affiliation in the Senate should be abolished and "a firm Judge rules jury selection illegal About six persons were in voived in the fraud. Aboud said Municipal nance, a branch office of Mu nicipal Finance and Acceptanc Corp., "must have lost about S milfion" and later went bank rupt. The parent firm still is op- erating. He said he had been told that Municipal Finance had received S2 million from two Greek brothers Jr. Chicago which was to be loaned out at loan-shark rates to members of the "gam- bling and loan-sharking frater- nity." Aboud said he went to see Da- vid Mintz. the general manager of Municipal Finance and of- fered to get him customers. Mr. Mintz told him he wanted mostly gambling people and losns were not to ba lower than Aboud then hired two forgery artists who opened up 38 bank accounts. They forged signa- tures on pest-dated cheques which Aboud then gave to Mr. MONTREAL (CP) Mr. Jus-' tice Yvon Mignault of Court of Quean's Bench ruled Wednes- day that jury candidates were selected illegally for Jacques Rose's trial on conspiracy after the fact in the kidnapping of Pierre Laporte. He ordered that Rose's trial ye put over to the next assizes and a new list of prospective ju- rors be drawn up. Mr. Justice Mignault said "flagrantly illegal" irregula- rities had been committed by the deputy sheriff who drew up the lists. Jury candidates are chosen at random from a master list of residents who pay wtfer taxes in the Montreal judicial district. The judge said he agreed with arguments presented Monday by Crown Prosecutor Fernand Cote that the jury candidates should be dismissed. Mr. Cote said Deputy-Sheriff Ronald Biron was. guilty of "wilful misconduct" in drawing up the lists. Mr. Biron said ear- lier this week .he believes he has been drawing up such lists illegally since he was assigned the duty eight years ago. He said in Court of Queen's Bench he had told his superior "we would get caught one of these days." Lack of personnel had made it impossible to verify the lists Which were not always pre- pared in the presence of a wit- ness, as prescribed by law. Mr. Biron said he was not even certain if he had ever been appointed a deputy sheriff. ajintz. Mr. Mintz .brought the The bill'would also give muni- i expressed fear for the safety of cipalities the power to borrow i his family, money for public housing pro- i The only people present, apart jects "similar to the from the commissioners and the _ power they have for land as-1 lawyers are court guards, de- toirer established good credit Top army official promoted OTTAWA (CP) In an ap- parent slap at security-in- vestigating Erik Nielsen, the defence department has made a complimentary announcement of the promotion and transfer of an armed forces officer. The department said Wednes- day that effective July 1, Lt- Coi. W. J. Dabros, 40, of Lon- don, Ont., will be promoted to colonel and become director of security at defence headquar- ters here. The colonel is being trans- ferred out of the police and se- curity planning and analysis group in the solicitor-general's department, which has been the subject of some probing by Mr. Nielsen, Conservative MP for Rose, previously acquitted of the October, 1970, kidnapping and murder of Mr. Laporte. also faces a charge of forcibly detaining the former Quebec la- bor minister. Rose has been on bail since his acquittal on the kidnapping charge and remains at liberty. five and seven would be renew- able with the approval of other members of the Senate. "Such an arrangement would ensure a constant new input of new personnel with new Ideas." There was merit to the sug- gestion that one-half of the Sen- ate be appointed by provincial legislatures, although Senator Manning did not favor any sig- nificant enlargement of the Sen- ate beyond the present max- imum of 102 members. Senate reform must come from within Parliament, he said. "If we acknowledge the need for fundamental change, and if we really want to make the Senate relevant. to the times and important to the Canadian people, I suggest that.we take the bull by the horns and see to it that necessary changes are made." Senator Manning called for more investigative work on the part of the Senate, and "a dy- namic new role." Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H Lethbridge ........68 Pincher Creek.....64 Medicine Hat......69 Edmonton........61 Grande Prairie ___ 53 Banff ..-..........59 Calgary........63 Victoria ___ 59 Penticton 58 Prince George ___ 54 Kamloops....... 59 S9 Saskatoon ........63 Regina..........58 Winnipeg 49 39 Ottawa ..........33 Montreal.........30 St. John's 42 Halifax ........43 Charlottstown 35 Frederic-ton.......35 Chicago 45 New 45 I Miami...........72 Los Angeles .....73 JLas Vegas ........81 Phoenix..........88 Roms.....-.......57 i Paris............45 L Pre 40 43 38 38 .08 31 37 .05 40 43 42 30 London..........48 Berlin......... 41 Amsterdam. ......39 Moscow..........70 Stockholm 34 81 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Today: Widely separated 39 48 41 26 17 23 21 22 31 29 21 21 32 35 59 55 53 57 41 41 41 34 34 54 32 64 .01 .01 .03 .03 .41 afternoon showers. Highs 50- 55. Lows around 35. Friday: A few showers. Highs 45-50. Calgary Today: A few showers. Highs 45-50. Lows near 35. Friday: Claudy with a few showers. Highs around 45. Columbia Koolenay Today: Mainly cloudy with a few show- ers. Wands rising at times to northerly 15. Friday: Cloudy he- coming sunny hi the afternoon. Highs both days 50 to 55. Lows tonight near 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and mild today with widely scattered showers west portion this afternoon. tered showers increasing to- night. Rain or snow northwest portion Friday accompanied by northerly winds spreading to the east and south portions by Friday afternoon or evening. Turning colder all sections Fri- day. Highs today mostly 60s. Lows tonight 30s. Highs Friday 40s northwest and mostly 50s east and south portion. West of Continental Divide Cloudy with widely scatterec showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Intermittent rain to- night and Friday changing to snow over mountains. Colder Fri- day. Highs today mostly 60s. Lows tonight 30s. Highs Fri- day 45 to 55. the Yukon. Mr. Nielsen, who says he sembiy- projects tcctives and reporters who arej arxi urban renewal sctemes. allowed to publish Aboud's j Les Young (PC-Edmonton- testimony on his life in j Jasper Placs) sponsored underworld...... ___, get more money." ___ Mintz became aware of tne j the fraud after Aboud gave his i method to a friend who did not the bill. Aboud pleaded guilty in 1970; bother covering up his phoney It would al'ow the housing :to defrauding Hie Royal Bank of j custoir.srs by paying back part lhw Vrntwa! of the Joans and cheques began fears a state police force is growing in government parallel to ttie RCMP, has asked a series of questions about gov- j eminent security, including the planning and analysis group, and naming Col. Dabros. Some questions have angered armed forces, defence depart- corporation to enter into j ments with municipalities, olhrr housing corpara'.ions. i ii. orgariza Jons and founda- tiar.s far 1he development housing projects for the el- i T.-.a corporation iw.v is fined to dealing only wslh nan profit organizations and j foundations for bowsing for the j Henry and Louis Becali, eWcrly iJi "providing grants to- Montreal businessmen. and three keraec house? of more than SI .5 i million and was sentenced to 10: years. OUTLINES .SCHE.MK said he was involved "in a JremendTjs fraud scheme" in J9fiO revoking a ment, some government Conservative and even personnel 'alities when men like Col. "I taw T was going to be ,n Dabros have m to de- troobJc AtoaA said I fend IccJcd lawyer Raymond Daoust i_________ who lo'd me to po to Miami, in secrecy if and stay in15l he 'Dawist) found MISKIN SCRAPERS Easy loading and accurate spreading 4.8 yds. or 7 yds. Use your wheel tractor to level land or dig dugouts CALL FOR PRICES AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY, IETHBRIDGE PH. 328-1141 company wired by wards the capital cost of a pro- ject. A fraud charge laid against him in 1961 was later dismissed. Send Lethbridge. to N.W.M.P. Project, Hamilton Junior High, We will have stock of oil new on H.C.M.P. and their history as they become evaifabfe this YEARLY PRICE SALE NOW IN PROGRESS HOUSE OF BOOKS LTD. 319 ST. SOUTH PHONE 328-5MS HEAR DR ARMIN GESSWEIN BIBLE TEACHER FROM SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. APRIL 1M3 p.m. LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH 1203 3rd he rcSurned to Montreal two months later and j Mr. Daovsl suggcsied drag I the case through the courts for several The case went on for n months until it was dismissed. Hospital prepares for strike OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF ASIA EDMONTON (CP) Thc'and RcyaJ Alexandra hospiita] is pre- i. narins for oixraifiriTis i 3S "are J Highway 7, north to Calgary is bare and dry. Calgary to Ed- monton good winter driving condition. All remaining highways in the Leliibridge district are bare 1. Calgary to Banff Ivritnnfd STOK.4XE. Wash. kane JnternalJonal Airport will become ihe major air frcagbt terminal fo portions of Uirec stales and two Canadian prov- inces later this montit, North- west Air Lines says. Northwest announced Wednes- day it Vrill offer container air freisnt service Parting April 29 1 Srwkann when i'.s i firM 717s beciti paring for emergtiicy I in the lace of a strike threat by 1 nurses, a nospilal .spokesman [said Wednesday. He said ths fare! slcp a de- cision to admit urgent cases only bare and dry. watch A 75 per cent loading restric- tion has been placed on the fol- lowing highways: Highway 61 from the cast junction of Highway 36 to Fore- most and from 1 mile south of Foremost to Manyberries. Highway from 3 miles north if Foremost Jo Ibc end for fallen rock. i of the pavement. effective immediately has been taken. Nurses at the hospital, wnkh now has patients, have call- ed for a Starting salary of a month for general nursing staff. The starting salaries in Saskat- highways, bare and dry, watch for frort heaves and fallen rock. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways are bare and dry. Motorists are reminded that snow tires and chains are re- quired traveling Inrovh any National Park or ski ac- cess road. Highway fi2 from soulh of the U.S. border. Highway 5 from Magralh to Cardston. "i Vairefcafl to I! J. i U.S. border. iba PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Coutif chewan this year are S5CO and 24 hours; Carway S a.m. to 6 p.m.; 9 a.m. 1o 6 p.m.; SG70 in Erilish Columbia. RooscvilJe, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingywlc, R.C.; 24 hoifs; prcsert sfartjng nJ i Pifflhji! s.m to ChJrf bcoptaJ IS90 KMOth. t a to. to I ;