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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ACTIONS ,-M PAGES Apollo zooms down DAY BEFORE SUICIDE The day before his suicide at Owen Sound, Ont., Roe Heighes stood nervously smoking a cigarette outside the inquest hearing into the strychnine poisioning death of his wife, Geraldine, held in Toronto. With him slbod his sons, Rae Jr., (left) and Gerald. He shot himself the next day. Rapeseed crop threatened by worms By THE CANADIAN PRESS An all-out offensive was launched Friday to halt destruction of much of Saskatchewan's valuable rape- seed crop by army worms. All available spraying aircraft were pressed into service in the attempt to eradicate invading hordes of bertha army worms, the first major outbreak during the last 10 years. Farmers are without the previously effective DDT banned by the federal government, to counter the threa to the province's estimated 2.5 million acres of rapeseed Saskatchan's rapeseed production in 1969 was val- ued at an estimated S44 million. No later figures are available- Dylox, an insecticide effective against other types of worms, proved useless against the Bcdlha army worms. However, in Alberta, pounds of Dylox was being flown in from West Germany to combat beet web worms which are attacking rapeseed crops in that province. The shipment got sidetracked, however, and found Us way to Toronto and Winnipeg. It was expected to arrive in Calgary today and be available to farmers when taken by truck to grain companies' distribution points. The worst areas in Alberta are near Three Hills and Acme, about CO miles northeast of Calgary. "The infestation is spotty and localized, but the problems with maturing insects and maturing crops makes it difficult to control the outbreak of new prob- said Lloyd Peterson, provincial entymologist in Edmonton. Fly in chemical Early Friday. 15 tons of Lannale arrived in Saska- Icnn aboard a Canadian Forces Hercules aircraft which picked it up from Houston, Tex. The precious cargo was moved 16 seven northern distribution centres set up by the wheat pool, but many impatient fanners were waiting for the shipment in Saskatoon, at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Farm Ser- vice Centre. Within an hour, more than pounds had been sold, enough to spray 8.000 to acres acres and by 10 a.m. the store's 12-pound boxes, 200 of them, had gone anrl trucks raced to the airport for more. At Prince Albert, the store's 250 boxes were sold within a few hours and the store was calling for anothe -100 Iwixcs. Armed with their insecticide, farmers spread acros Ihe area in search of aircraft to spray their rapeseed. The chemical costs about a pound, or SI .40 an acre. With spraying costs, the fanner will spend about S3 an acre. Rapeseed is used as a base for margarine, in salad oils and shortening and as a vegetable oil. There has been no assessment of damage caused so far and no reports of 100 per cent destruction have received. The worms, up to I'.z inches when fully gonvn, ha hcoii .'irotmd for a long lime and, similar to grass- linpncrs, multiply quickly when weather condilions are right. Birds help out Rome of Lhc infestation has been held back by worm-caling Hies, moths and crows and seagulls, said Morris Taylor of the federal agriculture department nt Saskatoon. One application of Innnatc almost imme- diately. Paul Sanm, a provincial agriculture department of- ficial, said spraying is recommended when 10 or more wonrus arc found in a square yard. Some counts have found more than MO worms U> Lhc square yard. Doug Conk of l.lic Mrlfnrl frdoml ?Rricullnrr, re- fiC-nTh sliilioii, snid at acres in liis luirt hrrn affrrlrrl. "Tlio damage i.s wider than anyone coitld hnvn thought." At North Batllcford, Clinrlotlc Bauer of McPhnil Air .Services, said Hie firm's four spraying aircraft wore lied up for Ihe next days and another air- craft was being adapted with spraying equipment to mcrl orders covering acres. In Hoflina, two charier aircraft firms said they a tola! of live aircraft working in Ihe affcclcd re- gion rach having nnolher piano ready to RO if needed. Premiers offer Ottawa VICTORIA (CP) Canada's premiers completed their 12th annual conference Friday and decided to "help" the federal government in the areas of tax- ation reform and agriculture ad- justment, In discussions that Premier W. A. C. Bennett of British Col- umbia, the conference chair- man, said were "fruitful and lull of good the pre- miers also agreed to establish voluntary quotas on poultry products and bring an end to the so-called "chicken-and-egg war." Other items on the agenda were the environment and pollu- tion control, medical care and hospital services, investment opportunities, drug addiction and municipal matters. Taking advantage of the closed-door gathering, Premier Robert Bourassa had some pri- vate talks regarding the consti- Hailstorms expected Saturday Thunderstorms with hail up to two inches in diameter and winds gusting up to 75 mph are expected to develop east of Lethbridge this afternoon as a cold front from British Colum- bia sweeps across the area. A weather office report this morning said the area between Lethbridge and the Rockies would probably escape the really violent weather, coming in only for a few scattered Uiundershowers. STILL HOT Rainfall is expected to be spotty giving little or no relief to parched crops and Sunday should sec a return to the sun- ny, dry weather of the last month maximum tem- peratures in the 85-90 degree range. High reading in Lethbridge Friday was 93 degrees, failing short of the record high for the date 01 95.6 set in 1949. In Medicine II a t, the high soared to 101 degrees while Pincher Creek registered a 91- degree reading with .11 of an inch of rain. nuiiii's gol buck sufc fruin the tution an-I particularly the Vic- toria charter, and Premier Alex Campbell of Prince Edward Is- land got together with his Mari- time Hatfield of New Brunswick and Gerald Regan of Nova Scotia. The premiers decided to hold their 1972 conference Ji Nova Scotia in August. WILL 'ADVISE' In letters to Prime Minister Trudeau, Mr. Bennett said, the premiers will "advise" Ottawa of their feeling' about tax re- form and farm consolidation. They will ask Ottawa to main- tain the present system of es- tate and gift tax until the end of 1972, to give the provinces time to assess the implications. Ot- tawa wants to pull out of this tax field at the end of 1971. The provinces also want Ot- tawa to retain the current abatement system in the per- sonal income tax field, to ex- tend tire federal revenue guar- antee plan to five from three years and seek a share of new revenues to be derived from a proposed capital gains tax. Premier Ed Schreyer of Man- itoba told a news conference thai IK was "particularly happy" about a consensus on estate taxes and farm adjust- ment. In a letter to Mr. Trudeau, the premiers will "urge in the strongest terms" that Ottawa take no action on the proposed federal agricultural adjustment program until alternatives to be drafted hy a committee of dep- uty agriculture ministers are "carefully considered." QUESTIONS BASIS Mr. Schreyer said some basic assumptions of the federal pro- gram, which would consolidate the nation's farms into viable economic units, are "questiona- ble" and would duplicate exist- ing programs. Premier Harry Strom of Al- berta, who spent just one day at the conference before returning to the Aug. 30 election cam- paign in his province, made a major contribution to the dis- cussions on agriculture. Mr. Strom was particularly pleased with the decision to es- tablish 'oluntary quotas on eggs, broiler chickens and tur- had been subject U> marketing restrictions in var- ious provinces since 1969. The Alberta leader said the agreement on quotas rules out the need for federal marketing legislation. He said the quotas could be in effect by Oct. 4 and will be based on the sales of each province in 1969 and 1970. WANT STANDARDS In regard to the environment and pollution control, the pre- miers agreed there must be seme federal minimum stand- ards but that the provinces should be responsible for admin- istering Ihose standards. The provincial leaders were concerned about Ottawa's plans to change the formula for cost- sharing programs in hospital and medical care. Premier Strom suggested that Ottawa withdraw from direct participation in the programs and instead make an uncondi- tional transfer of tax points to the provinces. Mr. Strom said foreipn invesl- inent has made Alberta one of Ihe Ihrce provinces and is welcomed by his government. 12-day trip ends USS OKINAWA (AP) Apollo 15's three moon explor- ers splashed down in the North Pacific today, ending a 12-day voyage of discovery that could give scientists their test clues yet about the origin of the solar system. Their command ship Endea- vour hit the water about 330 miles north of Hawaii after a blazing re-entry through the earth's atmosphere. During the re-entry, which started when the spaceship slammed into the atmosphere 76 miles high at miles an hour, the tem- perature on the protective heat shield reached more than degrees. David R. Scott, James B. Irwin and Alfred M. Worden brought back a rock collection that may include a piece of the original lunar crust, plus nearly two miles of film ol the moon's surface. The astronauts were to be taken helicopter to the car- rier Okinawa for a medical ex- amination. They are the first moonlanding crew exempted from quarantine and will not have to nter an isolation railer he ship. They were to fly off the car- rier to Hawaii Sunday, transfer- ring to a plane for a trip back to the Manned Spacecraft Centre in Houston and a 10 p.m. EDT reunion with their fami- lies. The splashdown ended man's fourth and most scientifically rewarding journey to the sur- face of the moon. Earlier today, Scott, Irwin and Worden fired jet Ministers for 21 seconds to zero in on the landing target. "The burn was right on the Scott reported. "Roger, looked good to Mission control replied. Without the jet burn, Mission Control calculated they would have landed about 70 miles southwest of the bull's-eye. Appropriately, Missino Con- trol Center wakened the trio today with the music of a Hawaiian war chant. "Rise and said cap- sule communicator Joe Allen. "It's spashdown day." "That music got everybody up." replied Scott reporting that each had slept about eight hours. Later, the Apollo 11 com- mander said "We got our first look at the earth this morning." Allen kept his usual morning news summary short "because you can read the rest for your- selves in the papers." As the 1.27-million-mile jour- ney neared an end, the astro- nauts held a news conference telecast to Missio Cotrol Fri- day. Answering questions p r e- pared by reporters at the Space Centre, moonwalkers Scott and Irwin discussed what they be- lieve is a primeval rock they found hear H a d I e y Base, praised the moon buggy that carted them about and assessed their findings. Worden told of his space walk miles from home, his tliree days alone in moon orbit, his sighting of possible ancient lava flows, and joined with the others in giving personal im- pressions. SPLASHDOWN AGENDA Mop shows planned splash- down area for the Apollo 15 mission. Also shown is roule the astronauts are expected to take after landing first to Honolulu then by plane on to Houston. million spent on forest fires By THE CANADIAN PRESS Almost million was spent during the last week in fighting about 300 forest fires in British Columbia, the B.C. Forest Serv- ice said Friday. The week's expenditure was more than has been spent dur- ing the entire five-month fire season in some wet summers. The largest fire burning in Western Canada was the Tee fire, which has burned through more than acres of mostly unmerchantable timber in remote northern B.C. It's named after T e e d e r Creek, 135 miles northwest of Fort Nelson, where lightning ig- nited dry wood July 23. The fire is so big officials fear it may create its own weather front and surge north again in front of self-generated winds. N.W.T. HIT A acre fire was burn- ing in the Northwest Territories, moving parallel to Highway 5 near Wood Buffalo National Park between Fort Smith and Hay River. Details on the fire were unavailable because tele- phone lines have been out for two days. Light rain and cooler weather helped to control the advance of a 40.000-acre fire near Donald, a small station on the Canadian Pacific Railway 15 miles north of Golden, B.C. The weather allowed fire fighters to construct larger break roads in strategic spots. W e d n e s d a y, the Haze had moved within 500 yards of the community of 140 and still burns four miles away. Residents, however, were still ready to evacuate if the prevail- ing south wind shifts to the north. Kamlops fire district in the B.C. interior reported 99 fires, but only three were out of con- trol. The Fcotner Lake area of northwestern Alberta was die hardest-hit region of that prov- ince, with 13 fires burning. FIRE AT MICHEL Twelve men and two bulldoz- ers aided Friday by four water continued to fight a small fire at Harmer Creek near Michel as fire hazard rat- ings in southern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia remained very high to extreme. A fire at Sentinel, the second in as many days caused by a passing train diesel locomotive, flared up to one acre Friday before being extinguished. Light rain in the Cypress Hills overnight temporarily eased the extreme situation there. Woman dead in shooting PEACK RIVER CCP) One woman is dead and one man in hospital Saturday following what police described as a murder and attempted suicide Friday. RCMP said the body of Vi- vian Vowels, 41, of Peace River was found in a residence. She was believed to have died from gunshot wounds. A man, suffering head wounds, also was found and taken to hospital. Police said a .22-calibre fire- arm was used in the incident. Seen and heard About town COLLEGE staff members and stu- dents, including Ann Dono- van, being ticketed for park- ing in plug-in parking stalls without the proper slicker in 90-dcgrce weather Glo- ria Makim going for a trail ride on the best animal in the string a mule Jerry Shanks finding water skiing difficult when the tow line isn't attached to the boat. Ulster flareup feared (CP) Commenta- tors are expressing fears that a religious demonstration in Northern Ireland set .or Thursday will lead to another round of violence. British newspapers today carry dire warnings of still afl- oil.ar outbreak of terror if a scheduled march by a Protes- tant organization, the Appren- tice Boys, is permitted in Lon- donderry next week. An extra British troops have licen sent to combat any oulbreak. The Times says: "The situa- tion in Northern Ireland now bears an almost frightening re- semblance to that of two years ago when many outside observ- ers could foresee disaster aris- ing from the Aug. 12 march in Londonderry and nothing was done in time to prevent it." The current struggle in Ulster was only beginning in 1969. Tie weapons then used in the strife between tire Catho- lic minority and the Protestant bricks and pe- trol bombs. Now, the arsenal contains sub-machine-guns, grenades and rifles. In 1969, British Army forces were in Northern Ireland as re- serves and managed to end the fighting alnrost as soon as it developd. TROOPS HATED Observers note that at present about British troops are in the area. They have become a subject of hatred among a section of the Roman Catholic population and even among parts of the Protestant group, some reports say. Two years ago, there was no Provisional militant the Irish Republican Army. Today the Provisional, as they are known in Britain, have become a formidable guer- rilla force with numerous com- plex objectives, including expul- sion of the British. Last year, the Aug. 12 march was banned because of a fear of violence and a religious service was held inside the city. At that time, about Irish Protes- tants tried (o enter the city and were back by troops using batons and a kind of tear gas. This action led to a full night of rioting between youthful pro- testers and the troops. This year, the atmosphere among Catholics in London- derry is even more tense, largely because of the shooting of two Chilians by troops during riots in July. Protestants, too, have been showing increased signs of im- patience and are not particu- larly receptive to informal pleas that they call off Thursday's march. Disgruntled Cuban trainer o jumps to death at games CALI, Colombia (CP) A trainer for the Cuban track and field learn was fatally injured loday in a fall from a fifth-floor window of the Cuban building in Voice aid for cancer patients TORONTO (CP) Rev. Yoshimi Yamamura, a Japa- nese ChrisLian minister who has invented an inexpensive voice aid for people deprived of speech by cancer, says he hopes to make the device available to Canadians within six weeks. The voice. ;iid. made nf lir. rosls lictwron anrl and enables Mr. Yainamura In prench !o his rongiTgn'.ion and In sing, iilllioiiu.li hi.s lar- lopmosl. part of the windpipe holding the vocnl removed by sur- gery cigh'. years ago. Yamamura had the op- eralion Iwcausr of Iliroal can- cer. The voice aid was devel- oped I'nllnwiiii; Ihe nix'ralion. lie experimented with plas- tic tubing find developed a linnd-lie-ld device (lint cnaMcl him to speak almost nor- mally. Throat cancer surgery re- moves the epiglottis which closes over Ihe windpipe dur- ing swallowing. Because of this, the connec- tion between mouth and wind- pipe is closed off and a per- manent opening is made in Ilin neck ll'roupli which a per- son breather, into his wind- pipe. iMKMUKAM': VinllATES Mr. Yaniamura's device is n plastic disc which is held against the neck In- sile the disc is a thin mem- brane- which works like a reed in .1 wind intirnmcnl when .iir i.s blown into il. A plastic tulip carries air into the mouth, where the pa- tient uses Ihe soimd and the air to form worth. Mr. Yamamura said the Iwo greatest advantages of his artificial voice box are that the technique can be learned easily and that if can be used by old or sick people. He said thnt within five to 20 minutes a patient can pro- duce his frst words n'nd after Hint, it is just, a mailer of practice. The. only disadvantage, he. snid. is thnl the disc must held in one hand to allow re- moval from the neck opening every few minuses. Mr. Yamamm-a is pastor of the Aamaki Church, United Church of Christ in Japan, at Kurnsliiki, which lies halfway bclween Hiroshima and Osaka, aboul mlies sonlli- vesl of Tokyo. (he Pan-American Games vil- lage. An official news release from Pan-American headquarters identified the man as Domingo Gomez and said he killed him- self. A Cuban spokesman de- scribed the death as accidental. Brazilians in an adjoining building said Uiey heard Gomez ihniit "down with Fidel" as he fell. Gomez died in a hospital near the Games village where he was taken nfter his injury. Glen Tailing, 19, of Vancou- ver, a member of the Canadian field hockey team, said he saw the incident while he was hav- ing his leg taped in the medical centre of the Canadian building across Ihe way. "A in I lie medical centre was yelling 'don't jump, don't he said "1 saw him hit the ground and bounce." UliV. YAMAMURA Will Buy Gas PARIS (lieuler) France will buy OB.SSI7 billion cubic feet nf natural gas annually from the Savii'l Union over a 20-year period starling in 1970, under a contract signed here Friday, the finance ministry announced. Five killed in highway accident CAMROSE (CP Five per- sons died in two-vehicle acci- dent Friday night in the Hay Lakes district about 20 miles northwest of here. RCMP said four persons died in the accident and one died ir. hospital at Camrose, 50 miles southeast of Edmonton. Kasim Piric, 37. of Lougheed, the driver and only occupant if the southbound vehicle on Highway 21, died in the crash. The driver ot tli? other, northbound, vehicle Brian Charles McFadden, 21. of Ed- monton, also was killed in the crash with two of his passen- gers, Robert Alexander Mc- Leod, 49, and Dale Cameron McLeod, 19. both of Alliance. Another passenger in the McFadden ve'iiclc. a 17-year- old Edmonton youth, died later in hospital. His name was with- held by poUce. Raises baton, conductor ATHENS (An Fausto Cleva, director of the New York Metropolitan Opera orchestra, was fatally stricken Friday night as he conducted an over- ture at an open-air Athens festi- val. lie died within an hour nt H ho.tpit.il. ('leva, collapsed minutes ;ifkT lu1 rai.sed his baton for the overture. The cnuse. ot death was attrib- uted to o heart attack. ;