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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 105 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Crash scene This air view of the California crash scene of the two airplanes on the Sunnyvale Munici- pal Golf Course, shows its proximity to U.S. 101. The two planes collided in mid-air, landing only a few yards from the freeway, at the top of the photo. Planes crash in mid-air By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNTAIN VIEW. Calif. "The flames were 30 to 40 feet in the air and the wreckage was covered with black smoke. There was no way to get in there." Fireman Ron Kimball was describing the scene after a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plane and a U.S. Navy aircarft collided hi flight, plummeted onto a golf and burned. Sixteen men aboard the planes died; one was critically injured. "The one plane just set down on top of the said David Frame, 25, who was working on the Sunny- vale'Municipal Golf Course when the planes crashed Thursday. None of the golfers or employees on the course was hurt. The navy immediately named a board of investi- gation to try to learn why the two four-engine planes were so close while approaching the navy's Moffett Field, less than a half mile away. Both aircraft were on short test flights from Moffett. Eleven of the men killed were in a Convair 990, a transport-type jet NASA used as a flying laboratory. The other five victims and the survivor were aboard a navy P-3 Orion turboprop, described by the navy as a SlO-million submarine chaser. "The two aircraft were on their final approach, and the turboprop was in front of the said Bill Brand, 47, the fire chief zi Ketchum, Idaho, who wit- nessed the crash from a practice fire tower about a mile away where he was working with Mountain View firemen. "The jet was gradually overtaking when the turbo- prop pulled up said Brand, who also is a pilot. "Then one of the jets caught the tail of the turboprop and turned it over." Tlie planes came down locked, with the navy plane beneath. "People just started to run'' recalled Denny Castil- lo, an caddy. "Someone yelled, 'It's going to blew up.'" PO Bruce N. Mallibert, 22. of Mountain View, an anti-submarine warfare technician, was thrown clear of the navy plane. He was taken to -There doc- tors said he was in critical condition with burns and fractures. It was nearly three hours after the crash before the first bodies could be removed. Debris was scattered over a 100-yard radius of the golf course. Larry King, public relations representative for NASA's Ames Research Centre at Jloffelt Field, said the It men killed in OK; NASA plane were "primarily technical people involved in a test flight'' and three crew members. NASA said it? plane was preparing for a research mission. Arabs, Americans tangle Inside let's get practical, figure the dough it's costing the ICCS and let's buy off the Classified Comics........26 Comment........4 District........3 Family 12. 33 .loan WatPrfieW 11 Xrws JT, 38 Markets..... 27 Sports J4-H? Theatres........11 Travel 25 TV .........7-II Weather........2 Workshop......6 TONIGHT 30, HIGH SAT. 45; SHOWERS UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United States and the Arab world headed for a clash at the United Nations Security Council today over Palestinian charges of U.S. involvement in the Is- raeli raid on Beirut. Delegates predicted the de- bate, which started late Thurs- day, could stretch on during the weekend. Foreign Minister Mohamed Hassan el-Zayyat of Egypt was en route to UN headquarters to deliver a major speech. Arab anger over the Israeli slaying of three Palestinian leaders in Beirut Tuesday was matched by official U.S. anger over Palestinian broadcasts charging U.S. involvement. State Secretary William Ho- gers called envoys of 13 Arab countries to his office in Wash- ington and asked them to have their government radios carry the U.S. denial of the charges as an "absolute falsehood." U.S. Ambassador John Scali told the Security Council "the monstrous accusation that the United States somehow helped carry out the events in Lebanon originated with those who oppose at all costs and by any means a peaceful settlement." FORCE IS ASKED Lebanon called on the council to produce a resolution against Israel stronger than condemna- tion. Ambassador Edouard Ghor- ra asked the council to use "force moral force, political force, legal force" to punish Is- rael and end "Israeli aggres- sion against Lebanon." "Condemnation of her action is not enough." Israeli Ambassador Yosef Te- koah in reply said that Lebanon "has convened the Security Council to ask license for the continuation of terrorism." He said the raids against Lebanon were undertaken out of "necessity to stamp out such outrages as the Led Airport massacre and the Munich mur- Backlash expected about road OTTAWA (CP) Not every wiJdflower blooming on the tun- dra can be saved if the road to the Arctic So b? built, North- ern Affairs Minister Jean Chre- tien said Thursday. the "assassination of dip- lomats in Khartoum" and the Palestinian attacks last Monday on an Israeli airliner and the Is- raeli ambassador's home in Cyprus. "Most of the attacks carried out by Fatah and other terrorist organizations have originated in Tekoah said. Ghorra denied that Lebanon was collaborating in terrorism. Arbitrator named to decide ivages EDMONTON Labor Minis- ter Bert Hohol announced Thurs- day in the legislature that in arbitrator has bean appointed to decide the final item sal- aries to end the 10-montb-old Southern Alberta teachers' dis- pute. The Alberta Teachers Asso- ciation and the trustees group representing 18 rural school divisions ratified a new con- tract Wednesday covering all matters except salaries. The arbitrator, Eric Lefsrud, an Edmonton lawyer, is to de- cide the new teachers' pay grid by April 30, said the minister. Teachers and the Southern Alberta School Authorities As- sociation signed a memorandum of agreement on all matters ex- cept salaries on April 6, he said. Mr. Lefsrud will meet with both parties "in the immediate Mure" before awarding his sal- ary settlement. HYNDMAN REPLIES Meanwhile, Education Minis- ter Lou Hyndnian today said the government does not see how its action is getting chil- dren back to school in 18 rural Southern Alberta school dis- tricts was either destructive or negative as charged by the Al- berta Teachers' Association. Mr. Hyndman was replying to a letter from ATA president Murray Jampolsky, who charged the government with "destructive and negative ac- tions" in ordering striking teachers to return to classes April 2. The ATA said that the threat of compulsory arbitra- tion by the government was "intrinsically intervention on the side of the employers and against the employess." Gatft stands firm on Indian pacts OTTAWA (CP) The federal government has no intention of renegotiating treaties signed with Indian bands. Indian Af- fairs Minister Jean Chretien said Thursday. But the government is com- mitted to making good any treaty promises broken or not fulfilled, the minister told the Commons Indian affairs com- mittee. Replying to Flora MacDonald and the Islands) Mr. Chretien said he access Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the ibligation it imposes on the Cnwn lo compensate In- dians for any lands taken from them. But he said the proclamation applied only to lands then under British jurisdiction. This would exclude British Columbia and other parts of Canada. Mr. Chretien said the govern- ment used the words "Indian title" or "Indian rights" rather than aboriginal rights to make c'ear that only non-treaty In- dians still have a claim to land. This was why the government side would not accept a report of the Commons Indian affairs committee which asked the gov- pTnmcn' lo recognize aboriginal ricbts defined by the Na- Indian Brotherhood. Lougheed cool on price curbs EDMQNTON (CP) Pre- mier Peter Lougbeed appeared less than enthusiastic Thursday about the suggestion by the fed- eral Progressive Conservative party for wage and price con- trols to halt rising consumer prices. Replying in the legislature to George Ho Lem the Conservative pre- mier said there is a tendency to consider wage and price con- trols as "an easy answer" to solving the problem of rising consumer prices. Hanoi troops have downed may peace copter By HAROLD MORRISON CP Foreign Tditor SAIGON (CP) Ambassador Michel Gauvin of Canada says North Vietnamese troops may have shot down the peace heli- copter in which Capt. Charles Laviolette and eight other per- sons lost their lives. This "reasonable he told the International Com- mission of Control and Super- vision "worries me more than anything else." "I swear that I and my dele- gation will do everything pos- sible to establish tba truth con- cerning the helicopter in- Gauvin said today. At least two delegations, In- donesia and Poland, have said that the two truce observer heli- copters involved in last Satur- day's tragedy were off course. But Gauvin said he would not accept these .statements until the official investigation is com- plete and the report transmitted to the commission. This is ex- pected within the next three days. Maj.-Gen. Duncan McAlpine, Canadian military commander, flew north to the highlands to- day apparently to confer with Canadian officials from Hue, oa the northeast coast, on the con- tents of the report. Brig.-Gen. Daniel Gagnon of Montreal, Canadian delegation chief of staff, said in an inter- view that regardless of whether the two helicopters were off course, "is that any reason for shooting down an aircraft which is supporting a RUSHED FOR SHELTER "And is there any reason why the snooting continued when the second helicopter landed and the persons inside were rushing out for Gen. Gagnon, an experienced airman, was referring to the fact that Capt. Hay Parsons of Bed Deer, Alta., in the second helicopter, had to grab a Viet Cong representative and push him to the middle of the road- Canucks president sentenced VANCOUVER (CP) Tom Scallen, president of Vancouv- er Canucks of the National Hockey League, was sentenc- ed to four years today for theft of million and issuing a false prospectus. Mr. Justice Harry McKay of the British Columbia Supreme Ccwt sentenced ScaHen. 47. to four years concurrent on each charge. way to force the snipers to stop firing. Gen. Gagnon dismissed any suggestion that the American civilian pilot may have deliber- ately strayed off course to spy on Viet Cong territory. "Such spying would not be worth jeopardizing their own lives and the lives of their pas- Gen. Gagnon said. Gen. Gagnon said it is pos- sible that the pilot found it diffi- cult to follow the designated roadway towards Lao Bao, the teamsite on the Laotian border where the two helicopters were heading. "In the past the PRG (Provi- sional Revolutionary Govern- ment) argued that South Viet- namese helicopters try to psne- trate their areas masquerading their aircraft in ICCS markings. That means the PRG men are fully aware of these markings and there can be no excuse for saving they could not tefl the difference. "The markings on our air- craft are as clear as anything in silver and green colors with big let- ters hi black on white. And yet the snipers kept firing on the second helicopter on the ground." "What I would suggest is that we be very careful in assessing what that means and what its impact would be on our citi- he said. The premier said the people that suffer most from rising food costs are those on lower in- comes. There is a considerable body of opinion that comes to the conclusion that if you have rigid wage and price controls, the group in the lower incomes continues to suffer. "So we are very, very con- cerned that any action might be taken with regard to such a group." The federal Progressive Con- servative party has prepared a paper calling for a 90-day freeze on all prices and serv- ices. LITIGATION SLOW Mr. Lougheed also said the government "has been watching with some interest, and frankly not too much pleasure, the slow process of litigation relative to the action involving Canada Safeway by the federal govern- ment and is in the process of re-evaluating our position in that regard." Mr. Lougheed declined to elaborate outside the legisla- ture. The premier also said there are limitations to what the pro- vincial government can do about prices and incomes be- cause of federal responsibility. "However, we will not fail to do our duty with regard to the consumers of Alberta." The newly-formed consumer affairs department hopes to prepare some legislation to help consumers by the fall session, he said. The premier did not elaborate. The premier said in reply to another question from Mr. Ho Lem that a royal commission on food prices may not be ap- propriate at the moment. The report of the Batton royal com- mission on food prices was re- leased four years ago but little action has been taken on it, be said. U.S. price freeze benefits Canada By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA of the United States price control program had a "favourable" impact on prices in Canada last year, Finance Minister John Tuner said Thursday in his re- port on the economic prospects for the year 1973. The minister and the Liberal minority government have been under increasing pressure in parliament to introduce a tem- porary price and wage control program similar to that put into operation across the border. However Jlr. Turner has re- jected the demands from the of- ficial opposition on the grounds there is not a consensus across Canada for such a freeze. In his economic review for 1973 tabled in the bouse he stressed the difficulties of exact forecasting of the important economic variables. If real growth amounts Jo seven per cent "as now seems most likely, unemployment will Queen Elisabeth combed for explosives an army of researchers looking into the impact the highway will have on wiidlfe. the envi- ronment and the native people, there will be some who will say thai not enough information Is available, the minister told the Commons northern affairs com- mittee. "We expect a backlash from dissident said Wr. Qmrtw-n. They br demanding more and study, down