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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAIB Solurday, August 1, 1970 Pentagon Plans To Dump Gas WASHINGTON (AP) Con- gress will investigate the Penta- gon's plan to ship 08 tons of deadly nerve gas to the Atlantic for plan that in- cludes emergency measures the defence department says will be unnecessary. Representative Paul Rogers (Llem. Fla.) said Friday repre- sentatives of the army and de- partments of state, interior and welfare will be invited to testify beginning Monday before the House of Representatives mer- chant marine subcommittee on oceanography. About Aug. 10 one train will move ov.t from Anniston, Ala., and another from Lexington, Ky., along unannounced routes at 35 miles an hour toward the coast near Southport, N.C. There, according to the plan, gas-filled rockets encased ID 418 concrete coffins wrapped in steel will be loaded aboard a ship and called out 280 miles off tlw Florida coast where the ves- sel will be scuttled. The army says it will inform hospitals along the way to stock up on atropine, an antidote that has to be injected into a large muscle immediately after con- tact with the odorless, tasteless gas. Travel Bureau Director Quits CALGARY (CP) E. S. Bryant, director of the Alberta Travel Bureau, said Friday he will resign his position Aug. 14 to become general manager of a new trade association in Ottawa. Mr. Brya-nt, 22 years hi pro- provincial government service, said he will join ASTA Canada, a new Canadian component of the American Society of Travel Agents. Contact with the gas can kill in less than two minutes without the atropine injection. The plan to ship the nerve gas has the backing of a committee of the National Academy of Sci- ences, which said the concrete coffins "should survive the wreck of a slowly moving train." Likewise, the committee said, a sniper's bullet would be unable to detonate a rocket, and fire would take a long time to set one off. A Pentagon spokesman said it is unrealistic to worry about an accident releasing an airborne mist of nerve gas in some small town along the way. The spokes- man said the trains will avoid large population centres. Both routes extend more than 500 miles. July Permits Outclass '69 CALGARY (CP) permits issued in July were w o r t h compared with for the same month in 1969, the city an- nounced Friday. It was the first increase In total value since February. However, total value of per- mits to date continues to drag behind the record pace of last year, compared with The city said the July In- crease was the result of a permit for the new adult vocational school and a permit for a YMCA complex. The city also said 205 permits for s i n g 1 e family dwellings worth were issued in July compared with 150 per- mits worth for the same period in 1969. WATCHERS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY p.m. and p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE only original Wtlght Watchari (TM) 1o walch your walghr. Hundredi of thouiandz il You can, toe) REGISTRATION MEETING MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS For Further Information Call 328-5832 DUCKY WEATHER hot, humid weather may be for the birds, but Lori Clarke, 8, (left) and sister Sharon, 5, don't mind sharing the poo! with their feathered friends at their father's farm at Nelson, north of Burlington, Ont. With the heat wave continuing thsy expect to spend a lot of time in the pool._______________________________ Hughes Aircraft Wins Nation's Satellite Job OTTAWA (CP) After months of controversy and spec- ulation the cabinet Friday gave its blessing to Hughes Aircraft Co. of California to build the satellites for Canada's domestic space communications system. Kasabian: 'I Would Give My Life For The People Who Were'Killed' LOS ANGELES (AP) Showing the strain of five days on the witness stand in the Sharon Tate murder trial, Linda Kasabian has vehemently de- nted she is testifying only to save her life. "I would give my life for the people who were she said. Mrs. Kasabian, who testified that Charles Manson ordered his followers to kill Miss Tate and six others, began crytog Friday under cross-examination by defence counsel Paul Fitz- gerald. It happened when he asked the prosecution's chief witness to recall a day last winter when authorities took her from jail to Miss Tale's rented mansion to pinpoint locations described in her story of the killings of the actress and six others in two nights last August. "Some dogs came she said, "and I remember saying: 'Why couldn't dogs have been here that And I started crying." "Why did you Fitzger- ald asked. WAS 'HORRIBLE' "Because I had seen some- thing horrible and I was at the same spot." Mrs. Kasabian said under questioning that she had been Today, after ilx yean In the doors of B R Men'i Wear elois, i wish to thank all my many valued friends and cuitomeri who through their kind patronage thett years In private businaii 10 rewarding and successful. Prior to thli, managed a store In the lame location for nine yearj makinfl fifteen years at the corner of 4lh Avenue and Fifth Street South. Myself, together with Jim Spoulos ond Duc'han who both have many valuable years experience in. ths Men'i Wear field, will shortly open a brand Mw concept In Men's Wear stores "Gentlemen which will bs located in the 7th Street Mall. Wa hope that you will continus to favor us with your patron- age In our new venture. We're sure you will like It and pledge ourselves to give you the best In service at all times. Once again, "Thank You" and watch for the Grand Opening of Gentlemen III. KINDEST REGARDS Bert Eccles promised immunity for her tes- timony and she realizes that this will release her from charges of seven counts of mur- der and one of conspiracy. Fitzgerald asked if Mrs. Kas- abian's testimony was solely to obtain immunity. "I'm just doing what I have to do. From the moment it hap- pened, I knew I would be the one to tell the truth, I would be the one to tell it. I never had immunity in my mind. I look on this as sort of a miracle." Fitzgerald noted that nearly five months elapsed between her arrest and her decision to tell the story to authorities. TOLD WHEN CHARGED "It was only when you knew you were being arrested on seven counts of murder that you decided to tell the he asked. she said. On trial with Manson, 35, are Susan (Sadie) Atkins, 21; Patri- cia Krenwinkel, 22; and Leslie Van Houten, 20. A large portion of the cross- Soviet Union Tests New Missiles WASHINGTON (AP) The Soviet Union test-fired two im- proved SS-11 intercontinental ballistic missiles into the Pa- cific this week, the United States defence department an- nounced today. The tests over nearly miles occurred M o n day and Tuesday. The announcement on the SS- 11 launchings came a day af- ter the department report- ed that the Soviet Union test- fired its orbital space bomb, also on Tuesday. Klondike Days Figures Climb EDMONTON (CP) Favor- able weather Friday helped the Klondike Days fair edge closer toward matching the 1969 rec- ord attendance. More than persons en- tered the fair grounds, an in- crease of almost from last year. The tourn-out brought total attendance this year to about short of the total at the second-last day in 1969. Cool weather and persistent rain showers cut heavily into attendance earlier this week. The forecast for today, the final day, is for clear skies and temperatures in the ntid-TOs. examination dealt with Mrs. Kasabian's use of hallucino- genic drugs. She told of living in about 11 drug-oriented com- munes across the country since the age of 16. Her life, she said, was "just a constant moving back and forth, but always with other people." Mrs. Kasabian's cross-exami- nation continues Monday. Police College Proposed CALGARY (CP) The Cal- gary Police Commission Fri- day gave approval in principle to a proposal for a centrally lo- cated police training college for Alberta, at the urging of Mayor Rod Sykes. The police commission will submit a resolution to the Al- berta Urban Municipalities As- sociation convention in Septem- ber recommending the proV" ince establish such a college which could be used by all police forces in the province. The mayor said lie has no idea what such a centre would cost, but that it would provide a uniform standard of police training throughout Alberta. "The standard of police train- ing in the province varies he said, adding that Calgary is "shockingly defi- cent" in athletic training fault ties for its police. Fishermen Not Responsible For Shots On Trawler GASPE, Que. (CP) Regis Thibodcau, Gaspe fisheries prot- ection director, said Friday fish- ermen are not responsible for the 'gunshots fired on a Nova Scotia vessel last Sunday. Mr. Thibodeau said the sus- pects are known, and "they are not Fishermen in Madeleine Centre, about 100 miles west of Gaspe, patrolled the local wharf last weekend with rifles and shotguns. They said they were angry be- cause their cod" catches had been cut by half since herring fishermen from the Maritimes arrived in the area. Fishing for cod is the chief source of commerce for the small town of 850 persons. Fishermen from the area were originally thought respon- sible for the shooting and Mr. Thibodeau said last Wednesday that action would probably be taken against those responsible. He did not say last week what form the action would take but added that fisheries service offi- cials and provincial police wars Investigating the incident. AWAIT REPORT A preliminary report on the incident, during which the Nova Scotian trawler was fired upon seven times, will probably be presented to the services pro- vincial headquarters Monday. Mr. Thibodeau said Friday he did not know whether charges will be laid against the three suspects. Only one of them is from Gaspe. "it's not our responsibility to press he said. The captain of the Scotia Bay of Yarmouth, N.S., said earlier Alaska Ferry Steams South PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. (CP) The Alaska Ferry Taku steamed south under her own power late Friday, heading for Seattle where she will be drydocked for repairs. The 352 foot ferry ran aground at 17 knots early Wed- nesday on West Kinahan Island while approaching this northern British Columbia port on a run from Alaska. What happens if you ask your son, your brother-in-law, or your next door neighbour to be your executor? Carrying out }our wishes under Vour Will is (he culmination of your life's work, ambitions, frustra- tions, and achievements. Too often we've wen the problems having relatives, friends, and business associates ac.t as executors. For example, being brutal but realistic, chances are one or two of them are your own age so you can't count on continuity of the exccutorship (as you could with a corporate Again, relatives tend to be too close to the situation it's difficult (even embarrassing) to be completely nb- jectivc. Finally, estate taxation is a very complicated subject for someone not completely familiar with ever changing taxation situations in major countries. We suggest you name us your executor. The foun- dation of our business is, and always has been, handling estates. You're assured of continuity and objectivity. have the special knowledge and expertise in investment management and taxation you need. And we have offices right across Canada and overseas, so. your wife and other beneficiaries can establish themselves comfortably and without worry wherever they plensc. If, on the other band, having a large corporation looking aftei yonr family affairs seems a little too impersonal, remember, we at Royal Trust have wives and children, tou. 0 RoyalTrust Assets under administration, over billion. last week he had no desire to pursue the matter. Capt. Cecil Garland said he understood the wrath of the local fishermen who had been complaining that the herring trawlers had been depleting their cod catches. However, Mr. Thibodeau said the herring fishermen were not responsible for the poor cod catches in the area because their nets do not go deep enough. A report that shots were fired at another trawler, Seacord n, last Monday night, still have not been verified, Mr. Thibodeau said. Capt. Garland said earlier that he had heard of the inci- dent but was not able to con- firm it. The Quebec government stepped into the fight between local fishermen and the outside trawlers after reports about the incident started spreading across the country. Gaspe is about 430 miles east 'of Quebec City. Communications Minister Eric Kierans announced the cabinet has authorized Telesat Corp. to enter1 final negoitations for construction of the two satel- lites that will be placed in orbit as well as other project equip- ment, including a backup satel- lite. TelesaMhe corporation _ In charge of the space communica- i o n s recom- mended the Hughes bid be ap- proved by cabinet so the corpo- could complete the agree- ment. Hughes had one bidding com- petitor for the Ltd. of Montreal, an American- owned subsidiary. In making the announcement Mr. Kierans said the cabinet has decided that "certain condi- tions" as to Canadian content in the satellite are attached as ri- ders to its approval of the Hughes bid. The controversy over the sat- ellite c o n t r a c t has centred around whether the lower cost offered by Hughes justified its receiving the contract in light of its relatively small offering of Canadian content in constuc- t'.on. The Hughes bid has been given by department officials as approximately com- pared with RCA's bid of But the percentage of Cana- dian input into construction has been given as 12 per cent for Hughes and 65 per cent for the Montreal-based RCA. In a news release Friday Te- lesat said Hughes now is offer- ing 20 per cent Canadian con- tent. Canadian companies which would benefit from awarding the contract to Hughes would be Northern Electric Co., which would provide the complete electronics systems for the flight spacecraft, and Spar Aer- ospace Products Ltd., which would provide the spacecraft structures. Prices quoted earlier by Hughes varied with the amount of Canadian content. The high- est figure mentioned was about Mr. Kierans had set the scene for the satellite conflict in Janu- ary, 1369, in an address is the Oilman Knode Buried Today CALGARY (CP) Funeral services will be held today for William F. Knode, first general manager of the Alberta Gas Trunk line and organizer of the oil and gas conservation board Mr. Knode, who received his degree in mining engineering and was the first chief engineer of the Texas Railroad Com mission, died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Born in Littleton, W. Va.; Mr. Knode was influential in drafting the OH and Gas Con servation Act passed by the legislation in 1938. It came into force July 1 of the same year The petroleum and natura gas conservation board was es tablished under the act with Mr. Knode as its first chair man. Mr. Knode, who first came to Alberta in 1937 to help halt gas wastage in the Turner Val- ley, returned to the Unltet States a few years later as a petroleum geologist with many oil firms. He returned to Al- berta in 1952 to become the first general manager of the Alberta Gas Trunk Line from its inception until 1957. BoiuJ) Scare Slows Poslies VANCOUVER (CP) City police cleared the city's main post office late Friday night after receiving an anonymous telephone call warning there would be an explosion. A total of 277 men were in- side sorting first class mail when police arrived. No explo- sives were found and the men returned to work more than an hour after the search. Post office spokesman said it was the third incident of "har- assment tactics by the coun- cil of postal unions" in as many niehto, Men's Canadian Club of Edmon- ton, when he said; "A 100-per-cont Canadian-built fatellite will come with a price tag, both in dollars and in the length of time it takes to build. "A 100-per-c.ent foreign-built satellite will come more cheaply and more quickly, but bring with it no benefits to Canadian scientists, engineers, industries. "It boils down to deciding the price we are prepared to pay for being Canadians." There was considerable oppo- sition to the government's ac- ceptance of the Hughes' pro- posal from the Science Council of Canada and the Electronics Industries Association of Can- ada. Mr. Kierans said that the tar- get for delivery for Hughes will be about two years from now. Hughes has said that delivery could be made before all of Canada's ground stations are in place. The space communications program has been expected to get under way by the end of 1972 based on earlier govern- ment statements. Total cost of the program bs estimated at about The program will allow exten- of television, radio and other communications systems into remote areas of the coun- try. Longshoremen Return To Jobs LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Five thousand longshoremen, about half the number who work Liverpool's Merseyside 'docks, voted today to return to their jobs, the iast of the major British ports to approve the end of a two-week national strike. Britain's longshoremen walked out July 15 in a dispute over basic pay. rj HALE OPTICAL I Sifea 3 COMPANY LTD 1. mnZQ S Gary Martin Ditpenslnj Optician 307 eth St. S. 327.71JJ WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ABOVE ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Lethbridge..... Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Pincher Creek Peace River Rocky Mtn House Prince George Vancouver Penticton..... Prince Albert Saskatoon..... Regina Winnipeg....... Kenora White River Toronto Montreal..... Quebec 82 45 82 58 73 55 77 50 76 47 72 41 72 56 74 50 70 44 70 54 82 50 78 55 80 49 BO 47 73 55 72 54 84 48 86 68 2. 3 80 71 .01 82 71 1.19 85 69 1.56 St. Johns....... 81 61 Halifax 75 60 Fredericton 85 66 Charlotletown 80 68 St. John's, Nfld. 72 61 Chicago......95 73 .01 New York....... 84 74 .08 Los Angeles 78 60 Miami 86 79 Las Vegas.......106 77 FORECASTS Lethbridge, Mcdls'-M Hat: Today a few cloudy periods. Highs 75 In 80 except low 80s in the Lethbridge and Medi- cine Hat regions. S n n d I y mainly sunny. Lows overnight near 56. Highs 75 to SO except 80 to 85 in the Medicine Hat and Lethbridge regions. Columbia, Kootenay Sunny today and Sunday. Warmer tomorrow. Highs to- day, 10 to 85; lows Mnight, 50 to 55. Highs Sunday, 85 to 90. Plan Your Irrigation Requirements Early Drop In and lee latest in design and engineering. No malter what your requirements or preference we have thi largest selection available. Coma jn ond meet our irrigation A. C.' "Cole" Harris A. B. "Berl' R. J. "Dlek" Orsten Erickson REMEMBER, IT'S THE SERVICE THAT COUNTS, LET US PROVE IT! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway, Uthbridgt 327-3145 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is re-paving between Lelhbridge and Monarch. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between C o 1 eman and the B.C. border paying is in progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There is also some construction work i to 5 miles east of Creston. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Welling. Base course paving finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists arc asked to watch for men and equipment. POUTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Could 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Bykerls 8 to midnight. ;