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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta a8 THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD Wednesday, August 1, 1972 Union tent city protest big flop TORONTO Union I dreams of a tail city im Queen's Park front In pro- test firings til Toronto's west- ern Hospital filled in the damp night air Tuesday. Despite union prcxliclions of 1.700 protectory, only aliout HO people were on the grounds during Uie late night hours, The non-medkal workers, members of the Canadian Un- ion of Generjil Kmployees, are protest ing against I he .inly firing of :HH of the people iti Ihe bargaining unit. The union wen I OH strike .Inly 32 over a IK! oilier heiie- I fits. The strike later do-j cliired unlawful, i Union President Palru-k Mur-i phy said tlie members were prepared to ".sit it tint until hell freezes over or v.e back to work." He saiil protest had elicited no response from the provincial About tents have been erected on the Queen's Park grounds. I'ronncud police have reinforced their regular rictach- merit at the legislature building but no Incidents were nrported between protesters ant! police, Mr. Murphy said the protest- ers will stay even if ordered to leave. Mr. Murphy's methods of handling the dispute with Ibc hospital were by other union heads Tuesday. Both David Archer, president of the Ontario Federation of Labor, and Tlioinas Edwards of the Canadian Union of Public Employees said they wanted to help tlie striking employees but would prefer not to involve Mr. Murphy in the process. SO.MK lil.AMK iMUUPHY Mi'. Edwards said Mr. Mur- phy's tactics left much to be desired. "Some locals feel Mi'. Mur- phy is as much to blame for hospital situation us the i hospital be said. j Mr. Arc tier said h-j did not take seriously Mr. Murphy's earlier claim thr.t the Qucbec- based Ccnfederalion of National Trade Unions had promised fi- nancial -support. Mr. Edwards said the asser- tion should taken with a grain of salt-" In the past Mr. Murphy has claimed Ifcat Ontario trade un- ion leaders were trying to break his independent union by not providing assistance. to get flood aid b RICHMOND, Que. fCP) I follow. Sunny weather was pre- Floods that hit most of the 'dieted for Thursday. Eastern Townships region of Quebec Tuesday have raised fears that farmers, already suf- fering because of rain antl coo! weather, have been given a knockout punch. The Quebec cabinet, already Bcheduled to moot today to dis- cuss possible aid to farmers, will also look into the flood crisis, Premier Kobert Bou- rassa said Tuesday. Towns in the area, where siorm sewers were broken and many basements flooded, were cleaning up the mess Tuesday night. Joseph Badger, 48, owner of a farm near this town about 75 miles cast of Montreal, said the season's rain hrul already hurt farming. "We were courting on a warm fall with a long Indian Summer so maybe v.e could another crop of hay for our ani- mals. WILL HAVE TO SELL "Now we'll probably have to Bell them." Tuesday afternoon Joseph and his brothers surveyed the INCHES FELL In Richmond, a of residents, roads and streets washed out, railway tracks were mangled and water and electricity were rut off fol- lowing the storm. Almost four inches of water were dumped on the town and much of the main street was washed away. A few miles away in Acton Vale, dead bodies of animals floating in rivers and ly- ing in flooded fields, 23 cottages had been washed away, trees were ripped from the ground, farm field.1; were covered by al- most a foot of water and dozens of homes flooded. "This the worst I've seen since said Herri Dubois, v.'ho his lived in the area for most of his life. Police Chief Gerard Clement sr.ift his men, assisted by fire- men and Civil Protection work- ers rescued 38 persons Tues- day morning. "It's almost he added, "Those 23 cottages are nowhere in sight, They just damage. "Fences, they're where they were we've got gul- lies and cuts 50 feet !eepf" he said, ___, _____o Damage was not confined to people trapped in their homes.' the Eastern Townships. Trrnvrrn TiV In the Beauce area, about 40 HOUSES I-LOAILD 1JY floated dow the river and dis- appeared." Georges Assclin, 35, worked for hours in a rowhoat, dressed only in a bathing suit, rescuing miles south of Quebec City, hundreds of acres of hay and corn were flooded by the swol- len Chaudiere River. A light rain is expected to fall until the early afternoon to- day and scattered showers will Woodsmen return to work He was credited with saving in elderly couple who jumped from the balcony of their Fink- ng home onto another house floating by. He and other rescuers woke up many people who were una- ware that the White River was rising rapidly. "Many of them were .still sleeping although the water rising around their he said. Granby, a town of was also flowicd. Sections of the town were un dor wafer but electricity and water services were still oper- ating Tuesday. Leopold Menard, a 20-year residert, stood on a bank of the AUG. 10th thru PAINT SPRAY BOMBS REG. PAINT ROLLER KITS REG. 1.2] TRANSPARENT AIR DEFLECTORS REG. MAGNETIC GLAMOUR" BROOMS REG. 1.28 LAUNDRY BASKETS "SILICONS" PAD COVER SETS Fast-dry lacquer enainil in a 14 spray can touth- inj up appliances, furniture. Full range ol colours. retrilie value at this low, low price! Consists ol one moliair roller and melal (til. 10" lo 14" for llDor registers. Keeps drapes clem. Hums warmer. Zelltr's own brand! Magnetic broom mahES sweeping easy (LSI elites ID it! Edr] laice polyethylene skets ii a close design (or added slrsnjtfi. Green, marigold or poppy. "Silictrae" ironing ioard cover wild ioamoad. 'The Real Thing" ALL-PURPOSE CLOTHS Pick {I ten knitted all-purpose cotton cloths lor this low pries I Mb. baj o( tiatttit "Latei" loitnlor li.linj pillows, cush- ions, toys. f Y-V! M" WOVEN DISH CLOTHS dirl and Teaves a hard weather-resistant tuille shine! Washes 2 cars VANCOUVER fCP'J Forest Industrial Relations, bargain ing agent for coastal forestry Yamaska River and watched as firms, said Tuesday that ttA the: v.-aters engulfed a pup tent falters reported for work Tues- j in a nearby yard. day and another v.'c.-re est fires, FfFi KEMI-] in incnt, anrl ?J> luid off be- cause of (he lire The total nf fallc-rs who had report r.-r] for work, or would have reported if had been able left r.ciirly fallcr-i unar.-countorl for FIR saifi the have no" shown up for work -since the. coast mast fir agreement was renewed with the Intc-rnaiionaJ Woodworher.s of America last month. 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