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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Monday, Augusl 9, 1971 MEETS POPE Pope Paul VI smiles as a woman from Ihe Blood Indian Iribe pufs an Indian necklace around his neck. She was part of a group of 41 Indians received by the Ponliff in special audieice Sunday. The ponliff expressed his "esteem for your Indian Cullure and for the values which make it up." Blood Indians are located near Lelhbridge and Cardslon. ____________________ wlien lie HOUSTON (AP) The Apollo 15 aslrunauts, reunited v.ith ll-cir families aficr a month's separation. tcdL'.y start Ihe tew series of dcbriefings (hat will give scicntis's. engi- neers and doctors (lie minute de-fails of their historic moon jciiriKy. In the Lunar Receiving Labo- ?-Eloiy. pnlnsrisls arc preparing lo open the first of the moon rock boxes the astronauts re- lurned from Hartley Base. Davjd R. Scott. James B. Invin and Alfred M. spend the morning undergoing extensive medical examination. In the afternoon (hey shift to technical sessions to answer questions about (he 12-day voy- age (hat took Scott and Irwin lo the surface of Ihe moon for 67 hours of exploration among the highest lunar mountains and along an ancient canyon. A United Stales Air Force C- 141 transport flew (he aslro- nculs from Hawaii to nearby Elling'on Air Force Base Sun- day night, and (he men rushed into the embrace of their fami- first for a moon-landing crew. Bill takes away titles of India's maliarajaiis NEW DELHI (AP) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi intro- duced new legislation today lo take away the (itles, pensions and privileges of India's 278 re- maining maharajahs, Similar legislation Ir.st Scp-' (ember failed lo pass the upper house of Parliament by one- j third of a vote, and nirs. Gandhi abolished the princely class by j executive decree. But the Su- preme Cot'H held tire decree un-; Mrs. Gandhi mr.de (he aboli- tion a key plank in her platform for the general election last March. The voters gave her an overwhelming endorsement in (he form of a Iwo-thirds major- ity in the lower house. The new bill would end the ?6.4 million in annual privy Eight killed in Alberta accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS Eight oersons died acciden- tally in Alberla during the weekend, five in traffic. There three drownings. A 15 year eld Edmonton youth drowned while swim- ming in a water-filled gravel pil near his home. His name has nnt been rclenscd. Bradley Dickie and John Rambarnan. both age !1, of Cal- gary drowned in the Elbow JJiver in Calgary. And fiv-3 Alberla men died !n a Iwo-car collision 20 miles northwest cf dimrose. Dead i.rc Murray Ru.ssc-11 Barnes, 17, and Brian Charles McFadden, 21, both of Edmonton, Kasim Piric, 37. of and Rchort Alexander McLcod. and Dai.1.' Cameron MrLeod. IS. both nf Alliance. purses paid to the maharajahs alorg with a host of special I priulegcs including free utili- ties, duly-free imports, and ex- emptions from most income tax laws. The legislation also would Ihe msharajahs and reduce them to commoners. Chess genius kiioeks off grandmasters NEW YORK f.AP) Chess genius Bobby Fischer drubbed 11 grandmasters and masters in a rapid-fire tournament as be helped dedicate the Manhattan Chess Club's new quarters. Fis-'her, 23, who started play- ing at the club when he was 10, won 21 matches and drew one in four hours of play Sunday. Under rapid-fire rules, each player has a total of five min- utes lo make all his moves. "It's just going through the said Louis Levy, one of Fischer's earliest victims. "His mind is the closest thing j a machine you'll never sce.'; The three previous crews had lo spend three weeks in quaran- tine, but experts concluded that moonmen bring back no harm- ful germs and eliminated Ihe isolation for Apollo 15. KILTED BAND PLAYS A croud of about 2.500 who braved a drizzling rain cheered and waved banners and flags while a band in Scnltish kills played Fly Me to the Moon. Scott told the assemblage that he saw the full moon from the Okinawa Sunday before dawn. "As I looked at it, I felt a little he said. "If you go some place as beautiful and as fascinaling as that and you spend three very intense you really get attached to it." Arriving with the astronauts were about 100 pounds of moon rocks, sealed in airtight contain- ers. The first 75 pounds came here on an earlier plane, Scientists plan to open the first of the boxes in a day or tw o to begin the years-long ex- amination which might provide clues to the origin of the moon, earth and solar system. INCLUDES ANCIENT ROCK Included in the collection is a so-called "Genesis rock" which S'colt and Irwin picked up at Spur Crater. They described it as crystalline in composition and believe it may date back 4.fi billion years to the birth of the moon. Soviet President Nikolai V. Pcdgcmy messaged President Nhon to "convey congratula- tions and good wishes." Pope Paul said in a telegram to Ihe president that he hopes Ihe moon exploration will lead to "progress, peace and under- standing among men." The astronauls flew by heli- copter off the recovery carrier UES Okinawa to Ilickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Homer, Jelliro show star dies HAMMOND, Ind. (API Henry D. Haynes, 51, betlcr known as tiio gi'itar-playing Homer (jf the counlry and west- j era duo Homer and Jcthro, died in hospital, apparently of a heart allack. Haynos had been pinging Jcthro, who is Kcnnclh sine? he was 10. Biggest cheque TORONTO (CP) The big- gest cheque ever handled by a Canadian feet by 32 deposited by the Canadian Cancer Society in the main Toronto branch of the Royal Bank of Canada. The cheque was from the Canadian Foresters Life Insur- ance Society, one of its periodic donations. The foresters have given for cancer re- search during the last six years. WATCHES ANTIQUES ANKARA (AP) The minis- try of culture has begun station- ing archeologists at customs stations lo prevent valuable an- tiques from being smuggled out of the country. Tliis is of special interest lo ALL ELECTION CANDIDATES We specialize in WHILE-U-WAIT SERVICE on campaign aids such as constituency maps reduced to convenient letter size, progress reports, voters lists copied. "There's No Charge For Our Ideas" REPRODUCTIONS LTD. 323 5th Street South 328-1033 "XEROX COPY SPECIALISTS" Indian rights backed by NDP WABASCA (CP) Grant Notlcy, leader of tlie New Dcmoc'-alic Party, unveiled his policy on native affairs Sun- day with a pledge lo fight for "recognition of Indian treaty and aboriginal Ducks scarce EDMONTON (CP) The Canadian Wildlife Service to- day snid the prospecls [of waterfowl hunters this fall are the best across the prairies since 1367. "This optimistic forecast is based on recent aerial surveys which showed good water and habitat conditions iji most the service said in a news release. The production of waterfowl has been good, a spokesman said, except for the most south- erly areas where breeding sloughs dried up during the spring drought. "The liberal seasons and bag limits set las1, year will again he in effect this year with a daily bag of eight ducks and a possession limit of 16." However, the mallard popu- lation in Manitoba still is an arcn of concern and the bag will be restricted to five a day wi'.h a possession limit of 10. Water lack remains serious RED DEER (CP) City spokesman today said the water shortage in this central Alberta town of residents remained serious. The city's plant which treats water from the Red Deer River now handles 3.9 million gallons a day and residents have been using it as fast as it can be produced. However, a spokesman said the city still has one million gallons in reserve for emer- gencies such as fire fighting. The city now is installing new treatment e q u i pmcnt which will provide six million gallons o day and eliminate shortage problems for some time into the future. The equip- ment is expected to be in oper- ation by Hie end of this month. Tnuleaiis back capital 111 OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudcau and his wife re- turned home early today from a 10-day tour of Ailai.tic Canada (o a deserted con- trast with their arrivals at 15 communities during (heir trip. They left Charlottetown at midnight local time after watch- ing a 90-rr.inute varicly show in [he Confederation Cenlre and chatting briefly afterwards with the performers, most of them Islanders. Earlier he kept about Is- landers wailing in the sun for more than an houi while he and Premier Alex Campbell swam and water sided oft the north shore of the island. Engine derailed at crossing DAWSON CREEK, B.C. (CP) Nortnorn Alberta Railways locomotive was derailed Satur- day miles southeast of Dawson Creek in Ihe Peace River district when it collided wilh a semi-trailer truck at level crossing. Tlicre were no injuries but damage was eslimalc'l at more than The front wheels of, the locomotive jumped Ihe tracks and Uie engine con- tinued more than 400 yards down the line while derailed. The lu! el crossing was closed for about four hours while rail- way crews and department of highways personnel cleared the crossing. Highway crews set up a del u u r around the derail- ment. It was fxpcclcd lo Uikc nt least two clays lo repair the level crossing. Dies in crib RED DEER (CP) Shnimc Curtis Rye, II months, was found (lend in his crib in bis home. An autopsy has been or- dered. If elected in Ibe Aug. 30 pro- vincial eleclion, he said an NDP government will provide granls and technical help for native organizations lo make detailed studies of Indian rights. Oilier grants, he said, would be given to native groups for community projects, legal help and Indian interpreters for courls. He was addressing a public meeting in support of party candidate Marie Carlson, 50, an Alberta Government Tele- phones' supervisor and the only native candidate in the eleclion. "Only if aboriginal and treaty rights are recognized by governments at all levels, will native people be able to receive Mr. Notley said. "A New Democratic govern- ment will recognize these rights and will join with NDP governments in Manitoba and Saskatchewua in pressing 01- lawa to honor these rights He told residents of this northern native settlement of that a detailed look would be taken al a proposed dam in Ihe Kooleiiay Plains region, which he said was being built with no regard for legitimate Indian claims. The NDP would also, he j said, place land north of the Athabasca River at Fort Chip- ewyan in the hands of Indians who want the reserve expand- ed to include their homes. The NDP would form a "partnership" wilh Ihe native people, Mr. Notley said. ''This is your province as much as it is someone's in Ed- monlon or Calgary, and you have a right to share in the prosperity of this province." He said no one should be surprised or riisappoinled ifj the course which Indians chose j for themselves did not lead to integration with the white so- ciely. But the door would be left open for those who wanted lo. Wabasca is about 200 miles north of Edmonton. CAMPAIGN SMILE He's not old enough to vole, but one young admirer had a smile in the rnin Jo offer Harry Strom when ihe premier made seven slops at Social Credit coinmillee rooms in Edmonton as part of ihe Aug. 30 Alberta eleclion campaign. anes LONDON (AP) Brilish air-J "We are extremely concerned i fence ministry said there is no line pilots charge lhat West, at the number of near-misses basis for the allegations, adding German r.nd French fighler involving military aircraft over planes have been buzzing them in apparent practice attacks, throp.teniiig a repeat of Ihe re- the British Airline Pi- lots Association said in a stale- mcnl to The Sunday Express. cent Japanese collision disaster. In Bonn, the West German clc- Canoes bound Storm sweeps B.C. regon SALMON ARM. B.C. (CP) A brief but violent wind and j rain storm swept over a huge area of the interior of British Columbia. The storm moving from east 1.0 west struck firs! at Golden near the Alberta B.C.] border, then moved inlo north Okanagan and Shuswap regions. Towns hit by the storm included Revclstoke, Canoe and Sicamous. Power was out in Canoe and Sicamous for about five hours. The wind ripped off roofs and brought down trees that sever- ed power lines. The post office in Sicamous lost half its roof. VANCOUVER (CP) Mani- loha lakes a slim two-point lead into today's leg e.f the Brilish Columbia cenfcnnial canoe pag- eant, the 40-mile paddle across the Straight of Georgia lo Na- naimo. The 12 learns arrived bcie S'jiulay. cxaellv (wo weeks after leaving Fort St. James in norlh-ecnlral Brilish Columbia lo Iracc the wild-waler route used by old-time fur traders. Manitoba leads with 104 points, compiled in 11 of 1G sprints staged along Ihe roulc. Quebec is second 102 poinls and B.C. and Ontario are lied 97. New Brunswick is fifth wilh points, followed by the North- wcht Territories 88. (lie Yukon and Saskatchewan 70, Alberta 42, Prince Edward Island 31, Nova Scolia 20.5 and Newfound- land 27.5. The canoes will be escorted across the si rait by KCMP and coast guard vessels. In 19GS, they failed to make Ihe crossing in a similar attempt because of bad weather and heavy (ides. that "fighter plar.ss practise in- terception manoeuvres under" constant radar guidance." "In Ihese exercises only mili- tary aircraft are used as lar- gcis." "It is well known that civil aircraft flying at leet or more make an ideal target for young fighter pilots under train- said a spokesman for the British pilots association. He said it was "commonplace" for military planes (o approach "close enough for them to regis- ter a 'kill' end at the same time present Ihe sort of hazard that may have caused the Japanese disaster." Weather and road report on ABOVE AT SUNKISE TUESDAY SUNSET II L Prc Lt'thbrirtgc..... !J7 Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Calgary Edmonton High Level Grande Prairie Rocky Mtn. House Banff Coronation Penticton Prince George Vancouver Prince Albert Saskatoon Swift Current Moose Jaw loo Thompson Rcgina 115 Brandon Winnipeg 90 Toronto !i] Ottawa Monlrenl Quebec SI. John's Charloltelown I Frcdcricton..... 77 59 .07 Minneapolis 05 New York.......90 75 Miami.........90 30 Washington..... 91 no Los Angeles.....115 72 San Diego.......Si 72 San Francisco 73 60 Las Vegas.......101 73 .35 Phccnix .........J04 01 Rome.......... 08 93 Paris........ 57 73 Berlin 48 72 Amsterdam 57 73 Brussels........53 71 Moscow........ Kl 82 Stockholm.......59 67 Tokyo......... 76 89 FORECASTS Letliln-idge Medic-inn Hat and Tucsdav: Sun- ny. Lows tonight Highs .10 i Tuesday 80-S5. .10 Sunny with a few olondy periods. Lows to- night 53-BO. Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 75-00. Kouldiay. Columbia To- day and Tuesday: Clear and conlinning very ivarm. Highs today and Tuesday in (be 90s. Lows tonight 55 lo 60. BEHLEN CURVET STEEL BUILDINGS SOLITAIRE PLAYER lewis Surior, 71, said when lie retired 10 years ago lhal ho wanted lo play solllairo. Since then, lie's played games. He logs all his games and his records fill six ledger books. "I never says Suiter, who wins abool once in every 12 aames. Hn is shown wilh his cards and his Icdaor books. Unequalled in quality Easily and quickly erected 1 Rugged service wilh a minimum of maintenance I Easily enlarged by adding panel sections Ask about our 'TRADE-IN' or '5-YEAR' finance plan GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES f COUTTS HIGHWAV LETHERIDGE, ALTA. Phone 327-3165 p.o. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lclh-1 dry and in good driving condi- bridge District arc bare and'lion. TOUTS OP ENTRY (Opening niul Closing Coulla 21 hours: Cnrwny 5 a.m. lo 11 p.m. MST; Del Bonitn 7 n.m. to I) p.m.; llooseville, Il.C. 7 n.m. lo II p.m.; Kingsgnlc, R.C., 21 hours; Porlhill-Hykcrls fl a.m. to midniglil. Chief Mountain C, n.m. lo !l p.m. Wildhorsc, 7 a.m. to U p.m. Uifian Pass open 24 hours dailv. ;