Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 199 ALBERTA AUGUST 1973 15 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 54 PAGES De-feeting the heat As near tropical the mon- continues over Southern Bob Knoll of Lethbridge seems to have found the per- fect solution a dip in the a glass of re- freshing liquid and some 'intellectual reading. Munro may name mediator Nine feared dead in hotel collapse Reuters NEW YORK Firemen and rescue workers dug through 200 tons of debris today searching for nine persons unaccounted for after the collapse Friday af- ternoon of a 102-year-old hotel. Fire Commissioner Robert Lowery said late Fri- day night that he thought it was that there was anyone left alive beneath the rubble where the University Hotel sisod on lower Broadway. Fourteen including a pregnant were injured in the collapse of the building. Firemen fearing further collapse of the weakened structure were forced to dig through the pi'e of brick and mortar with their hands. The rubble was 15 to 20 feet high at some points. The manager 01 the Joseph said the building collapsed in two sections around 5 p.m. EDT. heard an or what sounded like an ex- plosion and plaster began to Cooper .said. warned all those around me to leave and then I called the Classified 22-26 19 Comment 5 District 3 Family 16-18 Local News 14 Markets 20-21 Religion 9 Sports 11 Entertainment 7 TV ........6 Weather......2 LOW TONIGHT -When I get home I'm going HIGH SUNDAY to be a landscape gardener.' WINDY By THE CANADIAN PRESS Labor Minister John Munro said today he hopes the rail- ways and non-oparating unions will resume negotiations on their own Sunday but he is tively appointment of a ncfl-government mediator if they do not move toward set- ttlement of their dispute. The non-ops representing 000 workers announced Friday a two-day halt in their 10-day series of regional strikes against 11 railways and sug- gested a meeting with manage- ment at 11 a.m. EDT Sunday in Montreal. Top officials of Canadian Na- tional Railways and CP Rail re- plied they are willing to resume ta'ks with the unions and asked Mr. Munro to appoint a media- tor to convene a meeting be- tween the two parties next Mr. Munro said at his home in Hamilton today the unions have not asked for a mediator Sunday and he hopes very much the raiways will accept their bid for direct negotiations. Early this he was waiting to hear whether the Intensive search on for girls Mont. Flathead County authorities and volunteers combed the Marion area with a shoulder-to- shoulder search Friday but fail- ed to find a clue into the dis- appearance of two young girls. Missing since last Monday were Karen and Jes- sica both of Mar- a small northwestern Mon- tana community west of Kalis- pell. The search was concentrat- ed on every road and cabin in the and dogs were used. railways had accepted the un- ions' invitation. He said should the dis- putants get together and make toward he believed a mediator would not be neces- sary. Mr. Munro said he is consid- ering the use of an outside non-govei'.unent mediator be- cause bs feels the railways and unions would wish to have one unconnected with the govern- ment. In the the 48- hour strike by some non- operating railway employees in Manitoba and Saskatchewan ended today at 6 a.m. CDT. Canadian National one of 10 railways involved in the contract dispute with the an- nounced that passenger service to the prairie region was to re- turn to normal though transcontinental passenger service is still suspended. Throughout the strike in the grain shipments have continued to move with the un- ion issuing special passes to al- low the grain trams through picket lines. 3 youths sought in fun palace fire By IAN MacKENZIE Isle of Man Police throughout Brit- ain today were trying to trace three teen-age youths wanted for questioning in connection with the fun palace 'fire that killed at least 46 persons Thurs- day. This tiny island's police Frank said the all believed to be about 15 years were spotted acting fur- tively in an area where forensic experts believe the blaze started. Weedon told reporters Friday is probable that the fire was started deliberately.'1 As he was firemen found five more charred bodies in the blackened shell of the seven-storey Summerland enter- tainment centre. Earlier. 41 victims were found dead inside the remains of the SS-million and at least four more are still missing and feared dead. Only six of the bodies have so far been identi- fied. But a list of the people miss- ing and presumed dead showed that many families had lost sev- eral including many young children. In one family group from southern a her three two of them 12-year-old and tlieir grandmother all appar- ently died while the father sur- vived. and heard About town T TFEGUARD Elaine Lnco having after working all day in the sun at Henderson Pool Ray MacPherson suggesting as the Calgary Stampeders' mis- fortunes so go his. Western meetings eye-openers Depth of alienation shocks East Liberals By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA Under- standably they don't Want to bo but some eastern Lib- eral MPs who have returned from party meetings in the West are shocked with the depth of the dislike directed at the federal government. knew we weren't popular in the said one I thought it was basically a dis- not a He pre- dicted it would be a long time before trends ar par- ticularly on the Prairies. The Liberals now have only seven MPs from the 68 western ridings. Another MP said he talked with a defeated Liberal' candi- date in urged him to run and got laughed at. described it as com- mitting political An eastern cabinet minister who attended last month's west- ern Liberal policy meeting in Vancouver thought the so-called alienation in the West was di- rected more at the government itself than at the bureaucratic machinery. talk about the bureau- crats being out of touch with the but what they aro really aiming at is the Liberal At his recent meeiing with western Prime Minis- ter Trudeau was ready with proposals to decentralize gov- ernment bring westerners more into the decision-making But at least one min- ister doubted whether this would solve basic problems. at Alberta. There are 19 Tory MPs hammering at the government constantly and there isn't one Liberal MP to give the other side of the story. Everything Albertans hear from their elected MPs is anti-gov- There is only one Liberal MP from Minister Otto two from Manitoba. As quickly as Mr. Trudeau could make announcements at the Calgary conference. Con- servative observers in attend- ance were churning out press releases to criticize them. not only had to confront the but all opposition MPs as said the ter. He said there is no problem in decentralizing some aspects of government to bring west- erners closer to the bureau- cracy of how do you Albertans at the policy-making level when there isn't an MP to bring into the He saw it as a Liberal MPs were needed to get the government's story acnss and the govern- ment's story was needed to get Liberal MPs elected. One eastern MP described his trip as real alienation is much stronger than T expected. And I was really surprised that so many people thought Quebec is running the He said he went west assum- ing the-Liberals had to do some fence-mending in the region. it's a bigger job than that. You can't mend the fence until you get some posts in the Feed grain plan stirs skepticism j REGINA Greater equity between Eastern and Western Canada Is the announced object of a long-awaited federal agricultural move but spokesman for farmers are skeptical about the complicated proposals. The announced Friday by the federal are designed in part to redress complaints by livestock producers in Eastern Canada that the West has unfair advantages because of a government The new aroused western complaints that the East may be get- ting an unfair advantage. The move alters the Canadian Wheat Board's control over the domestic movement of barley and oats. These feed grains now wi'l be sold at a guaranteed price outside of the board as well as at a guaranteed price within the board. At the same said Clto minister in charge of the wheat the government proposes to modify freight rates for the grains to create more equity across the country. The program is an interim A national feed grains pol- icy would be arrived at through consultation with the agricul- tural industry and provincial Mr. Lang told a news conference. In the feed grain was sold domestically through the board at prices competitive imported United States corn. But this price was often higher than that at which west- ern feed grain producers sold to feed mills in the west or among themselves. Western livestock producers- living in the heart of the grain- growing got feed at lower prices than their count- erparts in the East who had to buy through the wheat board. In Agriculture Minis- ter Eugene Whelan told another news conference he could not predict what price the 100 mil- lion bushels of feed grain sold annually in Eastern Canada would be now. He was convinced the best dairy and poultry farmers have to im- prove their incomes is by grow- ing their own feed grain. That farmers could pocket the money that normally went to and middle- men involved with han- dling and transportation. In the E. K. president of the Saskatchewan- Wheat and Dobson president of said the new policy may help eastern producers so much that western producers are unable to meet the competition. freight rate inequi- ties encourage the trans- portation of feed grains to the East in place of finished meat said Mr. Lea. The government announce- ment did not specify what changes would be made in freight rates. The federal effective for the new crop year wMch started Aug. gives the wheat board the job of with the Canadian livestock feed board to determine what the non-board price really is. The agriculture products board then would buy any feed grain at prices guaranteed to be the or slightly than those paid by the wheat Farmers were to continue to sell their feed grain to the wheat board. The government announce- ment also allows free move- ment of feed grains among the Prairie and proposes increases in cash advance pay- ments to feed grain producers and bigger quotas in areas where most of the grains are produced. CABINET TO TOUR SOUTHERN ALBERTA EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougheed and the full cabinet will tour Southern Alberta on Sept. 17 and it was announced Friday. A full cabinet meeiing will be held in Lethbridge on Tues- iay Sept. 18. A government announcement said the premier and cabinet ministers are expected to visit numerous communities in south- ern Alberta and listen to residents of the area. The communities include High Ta- Pincher Fort Mac- and Raymond. The cabinet is to receive delegations in Lethbridge on morning of Sept. 18. Lethbridge has moved around a bit in the last week according to a letter receiv- ed today by Herald compos- ing room foreman John Fox. The mailed from a firm in New Jer- was addressed to The Lethbridge Leth- Alabama. An enter- prising postal employee in the. Dixie state forwarded it to England. From there it was finally sent to its proper destination. Supreme Court halts bombing of Cambodia WASHINGTON preme Court Justice William Douglas today ordered an im- mediate halt to United States bombing in Cambodia. The Nixon administration im- mediately asked the entire court to overturn the action. A spokesman for the defence department said it is awaiting guidance from the justice de- partment and no military or- ders have been changed. The Supreme Court is in re- cess until Oct. l. the next step will be a poll of the justices to determine whether they wish to hold a special session of the court or otherwise deal with the motion. The bombing is to stop Aug. 15 in any event. In a brief Douglas said he was not determining whether American involvement in war actions in Cambodia was but was rather acting the way a judge in a capital case does in issuing a stay of execution. D'ouglas's order gave force to a U.S. District Court decision last month which found the bombing unconstitutional and ordered it halted. That order was blocked by the U.S. Circuit Court in New York. Douglas erased the circuit court action. The order from Douglas was issued at the Supreme Court at a.m. EDT. The order is ap- parently effective from that mo- ment. has become popular to think the president has that power to declare Douglas said in a brief opinion. there is not a word in the con- stitution that grants that power to him.... It runs only to con- Congress has voted to stop all funds for the bombing of Cam- bodia on Aug. 15. Douglas said that if the war in Vietnam were assumed to be Cambodian bombing is quite a different af- fair. Certainly congress did not declare war against Cam- bodia and there is no one so reckless to say that the Cam- bodian forces are an imminent and perilous threat to our Cfweolih deplores nuclear testing OTTAWA Com- monwealth leaders passed a resolution Friday urging an end to all nuclear arms tests. The which the 32 delegation heads approved is aimed primar- ily at the nuclear powers but names no individual country. France and China have conducted atmospheric tests. Prime Minister Norman Kirk of New who attempted to have the International Court of Justice stop the French tests in the South proposed such a declaration when the nine-day conference opened Thursday. He told reporters he is pleased with the resolution. It reaffirms support for the nuclear test-ban signed in 1963 by the United the Soviet Union and which limits nuclear tests to under- ground blasts. Although France and China have not signed the it urges universal obser- vance of its principles. The resolution also urges all powers to negotiate a new agreement for a total cessation of nuclear weapon tests in all environments. Mr. Kirk said that because it had unanimous it likely would be more effective than a resolution condemning any indi- vidual countries. as a new member of the European Economic Com- expressed reluctance to endorse a resolution con- demning a fellow ECM member. Other Can- ada in Malta and Barbados also were reluctant to single out countries for conducting nuclear tests. Race relations were also dis- cussed particularly in the context of Rhodesia and South Africa where white mi- nority governments rule. A reference was made to an alleged massacre of Mozam- bique Africans by Portuguese soldiers as an example of racial conflict. Ugandan President Idi Amin's expulsion of Ugandan Asians last year was mentioned only briefly. President Amin is not attending the conference. No Herald on Monday The Herald wiH not publish a provincial holiday. Full coverage of weekend news events will be carried in Tues- day's editions.