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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta VYednBldoY, Auguil 9, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 FLYING flying Ukroi phin, Man. idn Feslivol. HIGH Larry Hrylsay, 17- of th 2 Poltava Festival Dancers, performs a high- nian folk dance before an appreciative audience on the sfreels of Oau- The Manitoba ii celebrating ihe seventh annual Ukroin- .lleun-up operations continue Flood-wrecked town still in daze FORTY FORT, 1'a. IAP) and businesses to Iw ci Tlic clock slopped al in (ho asked Mayor mrough liall when the raging Balcomb. .ustjuehanna River pushed in hal terrible night of June 23. "Who's got time lo lix that when there's people and homes :oncerncd Krnest Hut lime hasn't slopped in Ihis liny flood-wrecked town, part of the battered Wyoming Valley that still is dazed and iliil cleaning up the soggy mess nearly seven weeks after the j'realest nalural disaster in U.S. history caused an esti- mated SI billion damage. Neighboring a city of that was hall Senate defeats attempt to tighten gun controls WASHINGTON (lieulcr) Tne Senate defeated attempts here to tighten controls over guns owned by civilians during an often emotional debate led by Senator Edward Kennedy, two of whose older brothers were assassinated. The senalc voted 78 lo 11 against an amendment he pro- posed requirinr; registration and licensing of all civilian- owned firearms rifles anil shotguns as well as handguns. It was Ihe first congressional floor action on gun control leg- islation since the atlcmpted as- sassination May 15 of Gov. George Wallace of Alabama. The amendment was one of "HdloYellow" to the new lighter color of Parkay Margarines. Now Kraft has added a new, appetizing color lo the great country fresh flavor of Parkay Margarines. New provincial legislation allows us to offer you not only good taste, but now a new sunny-bright color. Try it. New, lighter yellow Parkay jt's as pleasing to your table as is to your taste. vo offered to a bill thai would utlaw the. sale of cheap, eas- y-concealed so- ailed "Saturday night spc- the Senate Is ex jccled lo approve today. Before getting to the Kennedy rnendment the Senate defeat ed ttl to 7 an even tougher one ffered by Senator Philip Har' lat would have prohibited ci ilians from handguns. ITTACKS ADMINISTRATION During debate on his amend ment, Kennedy, his voice risin; anger, criticized the Nixon administration for not taking stronger position in favor o iun control. He also attacked the Nationa lifle Association for trying t jlock meaningful legislation. Legislation banning Ihe sa] of "Saturday night specials las been approved by the Son ate judiciary committee. It rt ceived increased support fo the murder attempt tha left Wallace partially para ysed. It is the first legislation to b considered by Congress sine the law passed in 1968 followin the assassination of Senati Robert Kennedy, that barm the importation of cheap fo cign made handguns. Thi however, loft a looph o 1 through which American fir can legally import the par iind assemble the guns. damaged, is Lho hub of the wrecked area. Balcomb said full recovery probably won't come till next summer. "I don't know how Ihe people arc going to spend Ibe said. "I think home ating system is my town was eclcd." Forty Fort has about imes. Ixibs than IfX) were un- maged after the rain-swollen ver cracked through a 38-foot ke, first burst across a ccme- ry here and disinterring >out bodies. TN.I. BEING ASSESSED Tne enormity of destruction ill Is being assessed. least homes were amagcd, and more than half these won't be ready for oc- upancy until this winter, or ater. persons, al- Tiost one-third of those initially died, haven't been able to re- ume their jobs. Public Square, heart of Vilkcs-Barre's downtown, only 6 of nearly 75 businesses have reopened. Red Cross still Is feed- ng thousands daily. public schools, se- verely hit, hope to begin classes as scheduled after >or Day. The main problem is finding shelter for the flood victims. It is estimated there are 45 000 homeless, roughly 18 pe cent of the Valley's total popu ation and the federal govern- ment has promised to put a new, temporary roof over their heads. This will be done mostly with trailers. The department of housing and urban development already has ordered mo- bile bomes, costing around million, and will buy more if needed. "HUD is so Balcomb said. "Thai's the main topic in the Valley. HUD has to keep armed guards around its offices because they are afraid of trouble from angry residents." Gains lias no worries about police chief job OAKLAND, Calif. (CP) Chief Charles R. Gain says he's "silting on top of the best of all possible As head of the 719-man Oak- land force, he has an income of a year and could re- tire any time at an annual pen- ion He has achieved ration-wide rccogniiion and is credited with easing tensions ui this racially- iivided cily. Why docs he want to become chief of police in Calgary for an annual salary of "I feel I'm at the peak of my career, I'm 48 and I've got a ot of energy and there's noth- ing I like belter than decision- making. "If you stay too long you be- come too comfortable, grow Ijorcd and things become routi- nizcd. Oakland needs a new po- lice administrator to assess the department as it is and to ad- vance it." His appointment last Tues- day as chief of the 700 man Calgary department, effective Kept. 4, has put him in the mid- dle of controversy which could prevent him from taking the job from retired Chief M. J. (Duke) Kent. Some Calgary citizens and al- dcnncu have criticized the se- loclinn because Chief Gain is a United States citizen and they believe a Canadian or British officer should have been named. Others are unhappy carso they believe no "out- had known of these nation- alistic feelings, I probably would not have been a cacdi- date." But he still wants the job. "When I commit myself, it's a matter of honor for me lo ful- fil that commitment. And can't, without thorough consid' eration, withdraw." WORKS ON MERIT He would assume his Calgary post with an eye lo working on organizational problems. He has never liked the idea of se- niority promotion, favoring stead merit promotion. "There are some Intense problems in the Calgary force that will take some time to straighten out. The question is whether the force is operating at its optimum level." should have been brought in. An ir.jvmction was granted last Friday in Alberta Supreme Court which prevents him from being sworn in as Calgary's new' chief. It is effective until further orders from the court. I IKM, I'ROGRKSSIVB Cmlrovt-rsy, however, is nnlhing new to chief Gain. As Oakland's chief, he has rx-p-ricncrd considerable flack n rcacli bis target of revamp- m; Ihe department he took ivor -I1- years ago. The youngest chief in Oak- anil's history has a reputation ;is a firm but progressive offi- cer wbn supported actions of his officers in anti-draft clemon- slralions in 1567. despite wide- prcad charges of police brulal- iiy. Cliirf Gain said in an inter- he understands Canada's nalinnalism feeling but can't r.grec with Ihe fact that Cal- gary shoulr! not send for an American to do a Canadian's job. The search for a police chief should be based on the calibre of Ihe man, be said. "I never dreamed the reac- tion would be so inlensc. If I Mayor asks aid to figlit drug war GARY, Ir.rl. (AP) Mayor Richard G. Hatcher has asked for federal aid to fight what po- lice call a gangland narcotics war that already has left 1C dead in Gary this year. The batlle for control of illicit narcotics traffic in this north- en; Indiana steel centre has led to at least a dozen shoot- the 1973 Premiere Showing of Home Entertainment and Appliance Products and 1972 Factory Sponsored outs. Police Chief Charles Doone said he asked the army to loan him machine-guns to equip his street patrolmen. No policemen have tiecn hurt ir. the, gun bat- lles, mostly lictween rival gangs, but Bconc says Ihe lives of policemen arc being in- creasingly threatened. The latest slayings occurred in July when several men broke into R home and shot to death a mother and daughter. Boor.c said they were killed after receiving a warning from the city's dominant street gang, The Family. There have been no arrests in the case. Police said most of the vic- tims were "drug pushers who franchise fee to The Kamil.v." Detectives said the gang in- cludes 11 key members, all from Gary. They said while heroin and other illegal drugs arc obtained from "organized crime sources in Chicago, New York and sometimes Detroit." llrere is no other evidence of any organized crime link. MONDAY, August 14th thru SATURDAY, August 19th in tSa 4-K BUILDING al the Exhibition Grounds brought to you k by the following ADMIRAL PHILCO ZENITH MAGNAVOX SYLVANIA SIMPLICITY HITACHI MOTOROLA 1NGLIS A.G.S. ElECTROHOMI TOSHIBA CHANNEL MASTER CRAIG SUPER SONIC TOYO SANYO AUTOMATIC RADIO c ACKRON Be sure and enter our FREE DRAW CONTEST for a Trip for 2 to Las Vegas and Cash Other valuable prizes will also be drawn for The following dealers are proud to be a part of this tremendous Premiere Showings ACME TELEVISION ITD., IETHBRIDGE ACME TELEVISION (TABER LTD.) FAIRFIELD APPLIANCES AND SALES LTD. HILDER'S TV AND RADIO BERT MAC'S RADIO AND TELEVISION LTD. ;