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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAIO Tuesday, April 74, 1973 News in brief iSew smallpox alert LONDON' (Renter) British has smallpox, health authorities Monday night The boy arrived tere Friday declared a fresh smallpox alert I from India with his family on after an IB-month-old Indian I an Air India flight to New York boy was taken to a Midlands His parents are also being kept isolation hospital for intensive! under surveillance, tests. The departmen has already A health department spokes-! declared a smallpox alert for man said it would be two or i London following a limited out- .hree days before the tests, break of the disease in which show whether the boy j two people died. Hirohiio U.S. visit off litical purposes contravene the siitution. The Socialist and Communist which would postwar con- TOKYO (Reuterl A plan or Emperor Hirohito to visit the United States this year has abandoned, the foreign ministry said tcnight. The decision follows pressure parties said the emporer last from opposition parties, who j j ear. ard it had been expected said an irrDenial visit would be he and Empress Tsagako would used by the government for pa-! make the trip in October. i i Disabled vessel under tow HALIFAX (CP) A sea-go-1 dicate the 475-foot Ambassador j ing Russian tugboat has taken was taken under tow by the tug the disabled container vessel j K a p i t a n Nofcheim Monday I CP Ambassador under tow night. Minding the store about 420 miles east of St. I The States Coast United Tohn's, Nfld a rescue centre 1 Guard cutter Chase signalled at -pokesman said here early to-1 p.m. Monday it was leav- The Chase had The owners of a grocery store in McBaine, Mo., sit out the flood from their second- floor balcony after more than five feet of Missouri water flowed into the central Mis- souri town over the weekend. See story on page 1. day. The spokesman said delayed -eports reaching the centre in- ing the area. The Chase been alongside the Ambassador since early Monday. Magazine founder dies Natural gas explosions frcrce town evacuation Brezhnev io visit Bonn BOXX (AP) Soviet Leader i.ecnid Brezhnev will visit Bonn Mav 18 to 22. the West German It will be the first visit to West Germany by a tep Soviet N7OKWALK, Conn. Whit Burnett, the reporter and editor who founded Story Maga- zine and gave a start to writers William Saroyan, Truman Ca- lovernment announced today. Brezhnev's visit, for talks .nth Chancellor Willy Brandt. "ill come after Brardt meets I to visit Washington in June for President Nixon May 3-2 in j talks with Nixon, but no date leader. Foreign Minister Andrei pote and others, has died at the Gromyko June. in Bonn last j age of 73. Burnett suffered a heart at-1 tack Sunday and was dead OB arrival at hospital. Burnett went to work at 16 for newspapers in his native Salt Lake City and later reported in the United States ard from overseas for the New York Sun, the Consolidated Press and The The Kremlin chief is expected j (Vashington. has been announced. killed in bombing SAIGON (Renter) The Viet I Nearby is the local headquar- Tong set off a bomb in a t ters of the International Corn- crowded restaurant Monday, mission of Control and Super- alhng five persons and wound- vision and j-epresenta- ig 11, the South Vietnamese j lives of military command reported to-' donesia ay. The blast at My Tho in the Mekong Delta, 70 miles south cf Saigon, came just after noon when the restaurant was filled with customers. Canada, Poland. In- and Hungary some- times eat in the reastaurant. It was the second major strike at civilians in two days. Deatlis MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 1st Ave. S. Phone 328-8896 "Industrial and Home Owner Rentals" Ratotillers, lawn Mowers, Lawn Combers and Aerators, Fertilizer Spreaders, RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY Bv THE CANADIAN PRESS Two employees sought in Brinks theft SAINT JOHN, N.B. (CP) i mally have opened Monday Police found cars owned by two missing employees of the Brinks Express Co. of Canada morning. The money, all Canadian cur- rency in denominations of and less, appeared to have been taken said. Stratford. Ontario William Wylie. 45. general manager of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival since 1967, suddenly at j not sure if the men had Ltd. here today but are still unaware cf the whereabouts of the two men or missing from the company's vault. Police Chief Harry M. McKay said the two vehicles were found within the city's boundary "during the course of the police investigation" launched late Monday but he refused to say exactly where the vehicles were located. Chief McKay said police were fit" Saturday night, police Associated Press. In 1931, he and his first wife, Martha Foley, founded Story Magazine in Vienna as a mim- eographed sheet for noncom- mercial short stories. "At that time the popular magazines just republished 0. Henry with new he once said. Story moved with the Burn- etts to New York in 1933 and William Saroyan became one of its early discoveries with a piece called The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. While continuing to publish the magazine. Burnett worked for book publishers. The financially-shaky maga- zine, which paid known and un- known writers the same rate. By QUANE KENYON WILOAMSBURG, Mich. (AP) is a ghost town. The doors of empty houses stand open. Windows are raised. Laundry flaps unat- tended on a clothesline. The sounds of a community at work and at play have given way to silence. This village of 200 persons is deserted because since last Wednesday natural gas has bro- ken through the ground in hun- dreds of places and filled a mile-square area with fumes and ugly mud blowholes. "We first told 'em it would ba at least a week before they could get said Traverse County Sheriff Richard Weiler. "Now we're talking at least two weeks." But other officials said it may be several months, before life returns to normal in Wil'iams- burg. Nearly every structure in the town is over or near a blowhole. Damage is already extensive. One blowhole erupted near the town hall, seriously under- mining the structure, built in 1889. Another is eating away the main highway, which probably will have to be rebuilt. FEAR EXPLOSION The perimeter of the deserted village is patrolled by sheriff's deputies to keep out looters and to prevent accidental spark. Meanwhile, efforts continued to plug a natural gas well which some state officials have blamed for causing the erup- tions. Amoco Production Co., the drilling subsidiary of Standard Oil of Indiana, has denied that suspended times only publication several to be revived by a its 6.000-foot gas well 3Ms miles southeast of Williamsburg has caused the trouble, but has agreed to plug it. The company says it will take at least three weeks. Amoco also is drilling a sec- ond shaft 900 feet north of the well to determine whether there is any gas in a limestone for- mation in the area. That is ex- pected to take at least a week. Several shallow relief holes are being drilled around Wil- liamsburg to ease the under- ground gas pressure. Seismic drill rigs are expected to sink one relief hole a day. GAS INCREASING "There is no hope for relief until we get that well said Don Batemah, gas safety engineer for the Michigan pub- lic service commission. "We're getting much more gas now than we were before. If we hadn't had this wind today, we'd really be in trouble." The department of natural re- sources says there have been no reports of wildlife killed in the incident, but two popular trout streams may be badly damaged by mud and clay pushed up by the escaping gas. Meanwhile, the 200 evacuated residents of Williamsburg are living with friends or relatives. Some residents of nearby areas escaped evacuation, but are living without utilities be- cause services were cut off ta prevent an accidental explosion in areas where gas fumes hang heavy. "We've been without watei because the system was run by said Paul Erick- son. "That old outhouse behind my place has seen a lot of use the past couple of days." Union dues show hike OTTAWA (CP) Smoulder ing resentment among inter- national union leaders at labor statistics collected annually by the federal, government could be escalated by new figures re- leased recently. The Corporation Labor Unions Returns Act (CALURA) report on unions, published by Statistics Canada, shows that dues and assessments levied on Canadian members of inter- national unions increased by million from the previous year to a total of million in 1970. Expenditures in three cate- gories by international unionr on Canadian members, on the other hand, increased only slightly to million in 1970 from million in 1969. The three categories are sala- ries and wages paid to union of- ficers and emnlnyees resident in Canada, strike benefit pay- ments and pensions and welfare benefits paid to Canadian bene- ficiaries. Lull ends in Cypriot conflict NICOSIA. Cyprus (AP) Ex- plosions during the night wrecked two parked cars in Larnaca on the south coast, ending an Easter lull in the vio- lent confrontation between sup- porters of President Makarios and the underground guerrilla Weather and road report Ex-health nunister left his home. Simonov, 71, cno of the Soviet Union's most outstanding tragic actors. Ross On Wye. j Frederick Burrows, 85, who Saint John and, if so, what type of transportation they used. Canada-wide warrants were issued late Monday for Leslie James Dominey, 32. a driver- guard, and Melvin Edward 67 grant or gift. In 1971 it ceased Gen. George Grivas. permamently. Over the years. Story pub- lished the early writings of Jo- seph Heller, Carson McCullers, Capote and Elizabeth Janeway. Norman Mailer won a Story j prize as a Harvard freshman. An instructor in writing at Co- lumbia University, Queens Col- lege and Hunter College, Burn- i rose from railway porter to Downs, 36, an assistant cashier, i president of the National Union j both of Saint John. Police of Railwaymen and governor- j throughout Canada and the 1 general of'Bengal. United States were alerted. VICTORIA (CP) Former 1 British Columbia hea'th minis- ter Eric Martin died here Men- I Mr, Martin minister of health and welfare in B.C.'s first Social Credit cabinet in 1952 and became minister of health services hospital in- surance in 1959. He held that ett was the author of several collections of short stories and essays and editor of a series of anthologies. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H LPre LetUbridge ........44 36 .12 Pincher Creek 45 33 .17 Medicine Hat 43 31 .13 Edmonton.......49 34 Grande Prairie 47 Jasper.......... 24 Banff...........43 29 Coronation 50 33 .08 Calgary ..........49 31 Victoria..... Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina...... Winnipeg .02 32 .05 .04 53 35 CO 31 53 23 46 14 54 33 52 26 45 23 C4 39 .40 End urged It was the first violence re- ported In nine days. One cf the cars belonged to the honorary Swedish consul in Larnaca, businessman Demetrakis Haho- liades-. ._ Before the lull, there were al-1 Toronto........64 33 .01 Ottawa.......... 58 42 Montreal........ 60 40 St. John's.......33 32 Halifax..........60 36 .13 Charlottetown .44 39 .38 Fredericton.....71 44 Chicago......... 71 42 New York....... 83 52 .39 Miami ....'......78 70 Los Angeles.....75 55 most nightly raids on police sta- tions by guerrillas of Grivas' underground army or retali- Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. Fren-n, Officer Commanding N-W.M. Police 1874. TUESDAY. SEPTF.VBER 15th: Sent a half-breed and one of our men back to Cripple Camp at Old Wives Creek With Instructions to the Constable there to send as much oats and hay ss possible across to the Boundary Comm. Rd. to meet us. Three cf the five oxen had to left behind. Halted 6 miles out at a lake about 3 miles long nnd male wide. As I was the first to see it, and as it was net on any map. proposed to call it "Commis- sioned The half-breeds christened it by piling up a heap of stones on the bank and finng a salute of 3 rounds shouting "Hurrah fcr the Colonel" each discharge. Had to leave 5 oxen beh.rjd here, as there is a little grass and plenty of water. I hcrte ttalsh is 31 be cXc to bring them along. 1 have instructed him to detail a renr guard to follow slowly and bring ovtrything left behind. Marched, in after- noon, over a bare usual. IJu'ialo are in every di- rection. Centre Buitc and West Buitc showing up well m our front. Would jou lo be able Io foilw she N.W.M.P. march west with the help of a map? Our students arc just com- pleting a map which show? each night's slop as well as points interest mentioned in the diary. surance in lasa. He held that tant to disclose details oftte he I tO teaChCTS case but said they were called! in Monday company's l cause of a bronchia! disease. He entered politics in and the vault was finally opened at 4 p.m. It v.ould nor- Gov't ready to provide home sites He was elected to the B.C. leg- is'ature as Social Credit candi- date in Vancouver Burrard in 1952 and re-elected in each election until his retirement. Mr. Martin gained public j prominence in 1945 when the j former army Sergeant instruc- I lor led a group of returned Sec- i OEd World War veterans in an occupation of the Hotel Vancpu- j ver to protest a lack of housing atory bomb attacks by support- ers of Makarios. In another incident on the south coast Monday night, sev- 1 eral hundred persons shouted "Makarios! and walked out of church at the un- expected arrival for an evening 'service of Bishop Anthimos of 1 Kiti'un, one cf the three bishops of the synod who recently or- i dered the president defrocked. I Makarios. who is archbishop of the Cypriot Orthodox Church, rejected the bishops' order oust- VAXCOUVER (CP) Adam Iin? head the church- militancy Robertson, British president of the Columbia Teachers Federation, called Monday for an end to militant action by members which is directed at the formsr Social Credit gov- ernment. Mr. Robertson, speaking at the opening of the federation's convention, said militancy by teachers has resulted in a pow- er struggle be.-ween federation accommodation for returning troops. The hotel had been OTTAWA November, lor perm- Cairo anent Jin-ycr residents who They included f j ear-round accoimnoda- 5sid Monday is the inevitable baltte with Israel. The new measures to prepare for President Anwar Sadat's "total Is- rael were derided si a f'nir- hour met ting of hs cabinet and reported by the 15 up oper- ations rooms, including some in lion; in the mealtime, temp- orary serviced sites in the ex- nxHle Jrsne ctort and the former Cottonwood camp- ground; furtfw serviced -sites at orr.vood for 390 seasonal n ilorj-t yo e Io prwi'Jed by em- Prison guards protest hiring ex-prisoner HEADINGLEY, Man. essen- tial police sm-iees fw 313 POST DRIVERS TRAILER 3 point and front mount. Drives up to 60 posts per hour! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 -PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS Or A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3. west, snowing j heavily from Pinchcr Creek to Oowsm-it Pass, visibility I duced, wet with melt- ing All remaining highwajs in the Lcthbridg? district are bare an i in good driving condition Highvoy j. Trans Canada i Hichway. bare and in good driv- ing condition, A 75 per cent loading re- striction has been placed on t y i 1 PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening end Closing Aden 8 a.m. to A p.m.; Carway 8 a.m. to 5 prn.: Chief Mountain Closed: Coatts 23 htars: Del Bor.i'a a m to 5 p -m 24 PorUiill Rjkcrts S a m. Jo midnight; illc Sam. to fi p m Wild 7 9 m. to 4 f rn. junction of Highway 36 to Foremost and from 1 mile south of Foremost to Manyber- Highway ZT9 hem 3 tniks north of Foremast lo Ihe end of Ibr paicmcnl. Highwaj 62 from Magralh 1o scr.ilh of Ihc U S. border. Highway 36 from Vauxhall to the junction of Highway 1. Highway 2, CanJstoa to the U.S. ;