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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY 85. The Lcthbridqc Herald LET1IBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1971 Toronto inquest witness shot PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES DEMONSTRATOR RESTRAINED As Prime Minister Eisaku Sato proceeds to place wreath on cenotaph in 26lh anniversary memorial cere- mony at Hiroshima Friday, a girl student dem- onstrator is restrained from advancing towards the prime minister by securily guards. Solo was Ihe firsf prime minister to attend an anniversary ceremony at Hiroshima. The students attempted prev p Those oldtime go-ivest ads were dandies OTTAWA Robert Stanbury, minislcr respon- sible for Information Canada, adidts Ihe federal gov- ernment has been guilty of misleading advertising. But the disclosure is unlikely to topple the present government. He was referring lo Canadian advertise- ments encouraging immigration to western Canada be- tween 1870 and 191-1. Opening a Public Archives exhibit of documents and photographs on western immigration. Mr. Slan- bury the contribution of Ihc- two million people wlio came to the West between 1870 and 13M. lie referred lo extensive publicity campaigns by Ihe federal government, railway companies and private land companies: "Certainly, many of Ihe claims made would be sub- ject lo charges of misleading advertising today." Some of (he 213 rxhibits support his contention. A 1898 handbill, for instance., begins with the flat state- ment lhal "Viestern Canada is Inn most prosperous and progressive country on Ihe face of Ihe earth today." Get rich faster To immigrants who came lo take ICO free acres from Ihe government Ihe handbill promises longer life and beljcr bealtli. "You can make a living and get rich [aster." The exhibits, including letters from sstllers and clip- pings from the ethnic press of 70 years ago. are de- signed lo describe "Ihc great diversity of nationalities whose hopes were aroused by the words they had heard and read, who came by foot and horseback, in carls and .schooners and by rail." Many adverliscmcnls called for "strong healthy pirls'1 from Europe come lo western Canada as domrslic servants. A notice in the Canada Gazelle described Hie type of wanted: "The women wanlrd in Canada are healllu. ronniivhri'd uninon who love and understand animal life, ami wlm prefer Ihe freedom of Ihe counlry lo the. convcnlionalilic's of Ilic lown.'1 Police protect Seen and heard About town Ernie Patterson of Claresholm saying the greatest sight lie's seen in years arc hundreds of alh- loles doing their thing at the Games in Clarcs- hiilm Ted Ni-wliy and JlnrDnnnlcl ripping lall, ami walrrr. as thry wakhrd n looihall game from their hospital beds. OWEN SOUND, Ont. (HP) Rae Ucigiics Sr., who was to have appeared loday at a To- ronto inquest into the death his wife from strychnine poison- ing, was found dead today from a bullet wound to the head. Police said they suspect sui- cide in the death of the 51-year- old Ileighes, whose body was found in Ihe balhroom of bis home at about a.m. by two n( his three sons. A .38-caIibre revolver was found near the bo ly. Police said Mr. Heighes and his sons Rae Jr., 21, and Ger- ald, 19, were getting into the family car in preparation for (he Irip to Toronto (o attend the inquiry "'hen the fa'.her re- turned to the house, saying he had forgotten the key to a strongbox. Coroner Dr. Mervyn Hopkin- son said Mr. Heighes had died of a bullet v.ound to the head and that Ihe bullet had gone on to punch through the bathroom door. The inquest into the death Mr. Heights' wife, Geraldine, continued in Toronto today. Mr. Heighes returned to the house and when he failed to reappear after1 a considerable lime, liis sons went to look for him. His body was found in the bathroom. He had been shot in the head. A city police spokesman said detectives were still al the scene. He declined to say whether the death was being re- garded as suicide. HIROSHIMA (Renter) Left-wing demonstrators Iried lo attack Premier Eisaku Sato of Japan today to protest his attendance at the Hiroshima atom bomb memorial service. Bodyguards dragged away several protesters who tried lo rush Sato during the service for victims of Hie U.S. atom bomb attack years ago, which killed persons Other radicals hurled fire- works and fought with police near the Peace Park where the service was hel Police said 82 demonstrators were arrested m sporadic fight- ing, including 59 in or near the Peace Park. About 2.500 police were brought into the city to protect Sato, first Japanese governmenl leader to attend tlie Hiroshima commemoration, after left-wing groups said Ihey would oppose his visit wilh violence. They are objecting to Japan's close lies with the United States, a Japanese military build-up and alleged ambiguity in government policies on the possession of nuclear weapons. RAE HEIGHES SR. An inquest into the death of Mr. Heighes's wife, Geraldine, was to have continued before a coroner's jury in Toronto today. The inquest has continued throughout the week. Mrs. Heighes. 4fi, died in hos- pital Feb. 20, 1970, after collaps- Alaska gang sought SEWARD, Alaska (Router) The search for a gang of ban- dils who staged Alaska's largest bank robbery and then disap- peared mlo (lie ivilds was con- tinuing today. Three men, armed with two shotguns and an automatic pis- tol, escaped by car Wednesday after robbing the local branch of the First National Bank of Anchorage, the only bank in Ihe (own, of between and The only on-duly policeman in Ihr coninumily or persons gave rbase, bill the robbers on a flirt road leading lo Lowell Canyon. ing on a subway on her way to her job as a welder. Testimony at the inquest has shown that Mf. Hei.ghes on at least two occasions in the early 1960s purchased amounts of strychnine from an Owen Sound pharmacy. Another witness testified that strychnine could have been sub- stituted for Ihe drug contained in a diet capsule taken by Mrs. Heighes just hours before her death. SENTENCED ON OBSCENITY These are (he three leaders of Brilain's hippie under- ground and editors of the magazine OZ who were given jail terms Thursday. Left to righl are Felix Dennis, Richard Neville and Jim Anderson. Protest jailing of hippie editors J CJ 3. S LONDON (Reutcr) Tim jailing of three underground marine editors on obscenity charges by a High Court judge has provoked a storm of reac- tion throughout Britain. Politicians, pop stars, news- papers and civil liberties groups have protested against the sen- tence imposed Thursday on Australian Richard Neville, James Anderson, and Felix Denis by Justice Michael Ar- gyle. Neville was jailed for 15 months and recommended for deportation, Anderson jailed for ane year, and Dennis for nine months. All are appealing. Hippies and supporters of the magazine Oz danced around an etfigy of the judge, which was burned. Several were arrested in Scuffle with lie police. The Daily Mail says it be- lieves the three got far more than they deserved from a Brit- ish judge. "We jail sentences for all three, ranging from nine to 15 months, are excessive to the point of judicial brutality." The Sun says that a gold- plated sledgehammer was used to crack a very squalid nut, and concludes. "The whole Oz affair has been blown up out of all proportion to its mean and nasty gutter origin. It is The Sun's view that the sentences have been similarly inflated." As the row continues, the members of the new editorial board for Oz promised that the next issue will be a bombshell. "This time they will need the sedition law, not just the ob- scenity laws, to bust said one. Eleven members of Parlia- ment, including three former Labor cabinet ministers, have introduced a Commons motion expressing shock at the severity of the sentences. Apollo crew vi Wrong-way yachtsman receives royal reception HAMBLE, England (AP) Yachtsman Chay Blyth sailed home today to a royal recep- tion and said his 10 months alone at sea had made him "just a little bit less selfish, a little bit humbler, and a little bit more appreciative." The 31 year old ex-para- trooper became the first man to sail solo non-stop the "wrong way" around the world, from east to west against prevailing winds and currents. As Blyth's 59-foot ketch British Steel was escorted into Hamble harbor, near South- ampton, thunderous cheers came from well wishers, including Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Also on hand were yachts- men, Sir Francis Chichester and Robin Knox-Johnson. Blyth's 293 days at sea sahved 20 days of Knox-Johnson's record time for a solo sailor. Birth, married with a four- year-old daughter, left here last Oct. 18. rare s in space HOUSTON CAP) Tlie Apollo 15 moon explorers, streaking home for a splashdown Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, have ringside seats at a space spectacular today. As the earth exerts more a.nd more of a pull on their space- ship Endeavour, David R. Scolt, James B. Irwin and Alfred M. Fires out of control By THE CANADIAN PRESS Smoke haze was visible in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmon- ton late Thursday as fires, cov- ering almost one million acres, raged out of control in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Most of the forests burning consist of non-commercial tim- ber but some prime commercial forests in British Columbia were affected. Forestry service officials re- ported that acres had been burned at various locations in Uie N.W.T., acres in B.C., and thousands of acres more in Alberta. The total of nearly one million acres is slightly less than the size of Prince Edward Island, which is 1.3 million acres. Firelighters in the north had given up hope of containing the tires, conceding the battle until nature and time put Hiem out. But in the south the battle con- tinued with hundreds of men and fleets of water bombers, helicopters and tracked vehicles working in the more accessible areas. Fires in the N.W.T. cut power and telephone service and high- way travel to several northern centres. Residents of Donald Station, B.C.. on the Trans-Canada High- way, had their1 bags packed as one of the province's largest fires burned on their doorstep. Lack of rain and tempera- tures in the 80s and 90s were said to have been aiding tha fires. Drought conditions have persisted for three years in the N.W.T. The biggest fire in B.C., a blaze 135 miles north of Fort Nelson in the northern part of the province, continued lo spread through barren scrub pine. Fire lines were under construction on its south and west sides to protect more valuable limber. Fernie fires flare 'I'anlrislic what mail can do'.' Two new forest fires were re- ported in the Femie forest dis- trict this morning as fire haz- ard ratings in southern Alberta and southeastern British Co- lumbia ranged from very high to extreme. Both fires were caused by overnight lightning strikes. One, four miles east of Michel, covered an acre and was being fought by 12 men and two bull- dozers while men were flown by helicopter to the other, lo- Worden will view and attempt to photograph a phenomenon which can be seen only by space crews: an eclipse of the sun by the earth. Only twice before have space- men been in a position to scs (he earth slide across the face of the sun. The Apollo 12 crew and an earlier Gemini flight were also in Uie right place at the right time The three astronauts also plan an hour-long news conference today with reporters covering the mission and another experi- ment seeking information on mysterious cosmic lights which all Apollo crews have reported. The Apollo 15 crew will don blindfolds for an hour in the cosmic light experiment. They performed a similar ex- periment on the way to the moon and Woic'en did tests while orbiting the moon alone while Scott and Irwin were on the lunar surface. REPORTED FLASHES They reported numerous lights, mostly pinpoint specks. Scott and Irwin also reported the flashes while sleeping in their landing craft on the sur- face of Hie moon. Space scientists want to deter- mine the cause of the Dashes of light, which have occurred mainly in darkness, because of (he potentially harmful effect they might have on astronauts on long space flights. During the hour-long conference from deeo the astronauts will give reporters personal observations about their 12-rlay flight, which ends Saturday with splashdown at p.m. MST north of Hawaii. Urban poverty Premiers don't see eye-to-eye OTTAWA Raising minimum wages and creating more jobs would do little to help the majorily of poor people in Canada's major urban areas, a gov- ernment sludy says. The research mniuigriipli, rrhan Poverly, by Dr. N. II. l.ilhwifk ol Carlrlun I'niver.sily, says of flip poor in mclrnpnliian rcnlros an1 unemployable. Morr job nppnrlunilii1.- would nil help Ihcm II higher minimum waives would hr- of relatively lilllc help since few paid workers arc class- ed as poor. In Ihe monograph, Dr. Lithwick says onc-quarler of !he poor in mclropolilan areas over popula- tion live single persons aged (15 or over. Anollx'r Ili pur cent of Ihe poor are families whose head is over and :io per cent arc not in Ihe labor force for olhcr reasons, "prohablv due lo illness and VICTORIA (CP) Foreign investment and ownership got a going over at the provincial pre- 111 ir-rs' conference Thur.sday, and there wore a few differ- ences of opinion clmefl doors as in their dr.sirabilily. Hlnkpiipy of K.-isli.nlclir- TV an said foreign invoslmrnl is oflc'ii a mixed blessing because foreign interests frequently ex- ploit Ihe resources, cxporl Ihe raw material and do lilllc proc- essing in Ihe province con- cerned. should do I'verylhing wo can lo have Ihe processing done lo Ihe greatest possible cxlenl m Canada." Asked if Ure olhcr eight miers al Ihe ins is Joseph Smallwood of expressed positions counter lo his, Mr. Blakency said: "Oh ye.s. there were a few r'liNiler to mine odine very pinphalically so." Holicrl Honrassa foreign r.'ipihl "miisl come (o Quebec" Id create jobs for a growing popnlalion. Mr. Rourassa will personally go r.flor some, of (he capilal Monday find Tuesday, when he visils ,San 1'Y.incisco In Inlk will! officials of HIP Hank of America and oilier financiers.