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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 65. PRICE NOT OVKK 10 CKNTb MONIJAY, APRIL 24, 1972 MAULED TO DEATH Polar bears maul en unidentified young man Sunday in bear pit at the South Perth zoo. An eyewitness said the man, in liis early twenties, fell or dived into pool in the bears' enclosure, then swam across tho pool to platform where bears were and began talk- ing to them. He was then cuffed and mauled by the bears. Police said the man died from multiple injuries, including crushed chest. (AP Wirephoto) Mobile tuberculosis x-ray machines considered safe ove is SOUTHAMPTON. England (API The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth 2 docked bore two days late from New York, battered by a freak Atantic storm Kit happy lo report a reborn shipboard romance. Winds raging at 100 miles an hour hit Ibu ton Cunarder for i.ar days of the crossing, and for 24 hours she was forced to heave lo. Captain Mortimer Hehir, 57, said: "II was Ihe worst weather I have ever experienced, not so much in intensity as duration. Nobody in the ship had ever known winds of that velocity to last so long." The romance is that of movie actress Natalie Wood and her ex-husband, actor Robert Wagner. They di- vorced eight years ago after four years of marriage. Wagner, here for the premiere of bis movie Dr. Syn, said his first meeting with his ex-wile after their divorce had been quite by chance. "Timing is everything in he commented. "It lust happened, and as a result we've been very happy and bar! a lovable, enjoyable time." "We love each said Miss trim in a Irouscr suit. For a while they fended off questions as to whether they would remarry. Wagner finally said: "Yes, I would think so, though !t won't lie right now." Three crew members suffered fractures during the and several of the passengers were bruised. Kone, however, needed an ambulance at the quayside. OTTAWA (CP) Canada should not follow a United Ktatcs proposal to halt mobile screening for tuberculosis because of possible radiation danger, says the medical direc- tor of the Canadian Tubercu- losis and Respiratory Disease Association. Dr. C. L. Jeancs said In an interview today that radia- tion doses from mobile ma- chines used in Canada are "well below safe levels." 'Many miniature x-ray units love a higher dosage than the p, e said. "Hut (lie dose from the miniature units still is below the safe al- lowable levels." Dr. Jeanes said the amount of chest TB still found in many parts of Canada, especially re- Depai mole areas, is large enough lo justify the use of routine screen- ing. The American health depart- ment said Sunday it had asked the stales In halt the use at mobile screening because of the. possibilities of radiation overex- posure when TB is now "almost non-existent in many parts ct the country." Dr. A. II. Booth, acting direc- tor of the health department's environmental health directo- rate, said in a separate inter- view thai the federal govern- ment has no plans to follow the U.S. move. The government is studying all radiation-emitting devices and plans lo issue covering reg- ulations, he said. The badly decomposed body of Dawn Vivian Mueller, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mueller, 2310 Gtb Ave. S., was discovered in the coulee area about three miles southwest of the city by Dr. 11. Lamont Mat- kin, 1715 Ave. S. shortly before p.m. Sunday. Dr. Matkin was biking when he discovered the body of the girl who had been missing since Dec. 11. The body was identified by retired Chief of Police James Carpenter, a relative. Coroner Dr. J. E. Morgan of Lethbridge has ordered an in- quest. KKMIiMBKH! Sunday. April :iU. 2 a.m. Torn dorks ahead one hour for DAY- LIGHT SAVING TEME. HOfSTOX The Apol- lo IS spacecraft, heavily laden with a record haul of pounds of lunar rocks and soil, swung around the moon today as three tired but happy astro- nauts set their sights for earth. Mission commander John Young, his fellow moon explor- er Charles Duke and command spacecraft pilot Ken Haltingly jettison the battered lunar land- er Orion and fire up the main engine of their molhar ship Cas- per at p.m. EST to leave lunar orbit and begin the GG- hour, voyage to earth. The cruise back to earth in Casper, man's weightiest cargo spaceship to ply the lunar runic will end Thursday with splashdown in (he Pacific. mission, which began eight days ago at Cape Ken- again in Future mrtmeiit practises what it preaches KIXMOXTON (CP) You can't accuse Alberta's environment department, of not practising what it preaches, The department, established in L071 by the legisla- ture, recently released its first annual report-printed on recycled paper, Environment News, the department's monthly news Hipest, mailed to all schools, libraries and pollution- control agencies in Alberta, also is printed on recycled pnprr. There is a move nfool to stop using .stnmlani paper For brochures, lot tern ends and various reports and publications, "We feel that if v.c don't lead the way, really ran'l expect anyone else says JXck DcRyk, the departments information officer. The paper is being bought from Abitibi Paper Co. which has a recycling plant in Thorold, Onl., near St. Catharines. Mr. Dottyk -says tho department now sells some of its waste paper and hopes it can develop a re- cycling plant of its own some (lay, Television experiment TOKYO (Ileulerl Japan is about to launch an experimental system of television that Mill offer shop- ping from home, rounrl-Lnc-dock news and even burg- lary and sickness protection. Owners of special sols will be able to order up programs and might be able to can up courses of study for their children or arrange medical consultations without leaving their homes. The ministry of international trade and industry is undertaking a four-year, SlO-iniUion program to devel- op an "image information system" which will combine computers a sophisticated community antenna television system, Current television casts are only one broadcaster to viewer, Bui under the new system, key- boards will be altac-hcd (o home television re's is ill l ho liters to carry on con versa I ions suppliers of OTTAWA (CP) The 23th Parliament of Canada reassem- bles today with many members convinced that Hie days before it is dissolved for a general election may be counted on two hands, if not one. Latest speculation on Parlia- ment Hill is that announcement of dissolution and a June gen- eral election will come this week, but llio predictions now amount only to rumor. However, the talk around Par- liament is almost exclusively about a June general election and the is that such talk can have .1 way of forcing such predictions to come true. The Commons is balking on government legislation. Sooner or later that attitude may force the government to call a halt and ask for a new mandate from the a year before il is required by constitu- tional law. But a government official, trying to dampen June-election talk, says the backlog of unfin- i s h e d' Commons government bills hanging fire- will clear quickly once the ear- ly-May deadline for dissolution in advance of a June election passes. The Conservative opposition, apparently convinced that an election is in the offing, has cho- sen a debating topic for twfoy that its polls indicate is a key voter concern the state of the economy. The Conservative non-confi- dence motion, debating issue for the day under Commons rules, assails the Liberal government on the grounds that it has failed to produce measures to gener- ate employment, encourage in- vestment or reduce uncertainly about its economic programs. A recent Conservative poll showed those to be the main voter issues. Lawyer's son charged in shooting CALCiARY (CP) The son of a Calgary lawyer today was charged with non-capital mur- der and attempted murder af- ter bis father was shot to death and his mother stabbed Sun- day. Paul Fisher, 16. was remand- ed lo May J without plea on cither charge in provincial court. Fie is charged in connection with the death of Donald Ray Fisher, and the stabbing of Evelyn Fisher who is reported in serious condition. The incident allegedly oc- curred at the Fisher's home in southwest Calgary. Police said the youth was caught after a high-speed car chase that end- ed in Cochrane 15 miles north- west of the city. LONDON (CP) The govern- rncnl was faced with new union lurmoil today as thousands of rail workers defied a court older and walked off their jobs, plunging the world's busiest rail traffic centre into chaos. Prime Minister Heath now faces cither persuading the mili- tant rail men lo go back to operations or at- tempting to seek heavy court fines on the union treasury. The government's handling of tiie rail crisis may well estab- lish whether the Heath-spon- sored Industrial Relations Act can become effective. Britain has a history of union turmoil which, some economists main- tain, lias been constantly stran- gling the country's progress. Seeking to end the national rail slowdown, tiic government last week went before the new- ly-established Industrial Rela- tions Court which ordered the 80J.OOO workers to resume ''nor- mal" work for a H-day cooling- off period. The men are seeking a Iti-per-cent pay increase; Ihe nationalized rail board lias of- fered 12.5. Union leaders, at first defiant, finally agreed to order the union members to resume work duties and most of the country's rail Benny raises a I concert lines reported fairly reasonable service today. But the southern h a u 1 s about commuters into London during peak periods daily -was completely chaotic with scores of drivers walking off their jobs. In some cases, trains were halted before they reached sta- tions so that travellers bad to walk over rail track where the >Ljnice" from the high-powered third rail could electrocute a person. Seen and heard About town BORN health inspector Jim Burger holding off planting bis gar- den until July when he ex- pects spring to finally arrive D. E. Darby and F. A. Ross discussing why there are no rats In Lothbridge Oli Frdos searching for a word that escaped him Sat- urday morning and blaming Ihe early hours for his blank mind, nedy. set records tor lunar ex- ploration. Young and Duke- more specimens than any scientists dared hope for, travelled further miles than any previous expedition, and spent slishtly Hum ?n hours Imurs. The MP. who regularly does miles on Sunday hikes, said his feet were in better condi- tion than be expected but his toes were bleeding. He staged (he walk lo raise funds for I be National Socicly for the Prevention of Crucltv lo Childreu, LUNAR LIFTOFF The lunar lander Orion bleats off, bollom, and ascends from the moon's surface, conire to lop photos, Sunday night from CBS-TV monitor. The Ori astronauts Jolin W. Young and Chcirlcs M. Duto, iinkril up later wilh the command ship, Cnspor. (AP Wirephoto) this sequence of (lie liftoff 16 ;