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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THI LETHIHIDGE HERALD August 1973 News in brief Allende's socialism crumbles SANTIAGO President Salvador Allende's attempt to implant socialism within the Chilean democracy appeared to- day to be grinding to a suspended to salvage a crum- bling economy and avert civil war. Allende was to name a new cabinet today in which seven of his leftist supporters will be outnumbered by four military political Chileans. No more so- cialist measures were expected as long as that division contin- ued. Meanwhile. the country's taxi and bus men contin- ued an anti-government strike that began July 26. Shopkeepers and store owners planned to support the strikers with a half- day shutdown and doc- tors and dentists scheduled a i strike to press complaints of men and four well-known non-1 their own. Vancouver eves Winter Games VANCOUVER Mayor Art Phillips said Wednesday that Vancouver will be the only Canadian city bidding on the Winter Olympics and will submit its bid to the national Olympic committee later this mouth. The mayor said that Marc Lalonde. federal minister of health and told him during the weekend that the federal government will clarify I its position later this month on financing the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the Winter Olympics if Vancouver gets the games later The mayor reported that re- action of the citizens at Whist- where some of the events will be and of the provin- cial government has been good. Whitlam forecasts republic OTTAWA Canada will archy completely in his life- He said the movement to- wards a republican system of government flows quite naiu- likely become a says Prime Minister Gough VThitlam of Australia. In an interview taped with the rally and is something he would Canadian and British broad- neither promote nor 'prevent. Toward the conclusion of the Mr. Wbitlani forecast that Canada would follow Australia into a republi- Viet hospital bombings 'routine' operation WASHINGTON _ Unit- ed States commanders in Viet- nam placed no restrictions on round or air attacks against Cong or North Vietnamese casting corporations Wednes- Mi- Whitlam said Aus- tralia is certain to become a re- although he doubts it will cut its ties with the mon-1 can system. Irish hunger strike ends Commonivealth tvives Mrs. Robert wife of the revenue escorts some color- fully dressed wives of the delegation from Swaziland attending the Commonwealth Meeting during a luncheon given by Mrs. Lucien Lamoureux Wednesday at the Speak- er's official residence in Que. From Mrs. N. D. wife of Swazi- land's Minister cf Industry and Mrs. Mrs. wife of the prims minister of and Mrs. wife of Dr. S. T. M. Swaziland's ambass- ador to Canada. of internment of sus- BELFAST Two j versary Irish civil-rights campaigners pected _ ended a 35-day hunger strike under a law passed recently by Wednesday night on the eve of the British Parliament. It empowers him to free men jailed tor minor offences. _ taken meet at Lliartottetown their release from jail as part of a freeing of 100 detainees in Northern Ireland. The two hunger striker's were All the men are being freed Michael Farrell and Tony Cana- on the orders of Britain's North- ern Ireland administrator. Wil- ist Peoples liam in an apparent were jailed move to ease tensions. Wbitelaw's before van. members of the pro-Marx- Democracy. They last May for ta- king part in an illegal inarch. Both men refused food because the administration re- Davis brands food hike 'irresponsible' demonstrations planned for to- fused to give them the status of day to mark the second anni- political prisoners. Bill Bennett nominated KELOWNA. B.C. While his former Pre- mier W. A. C. sat lis- I After the announcement of victory over Fred Mr. Bennett admitted to about 1.000 Some of Canada's major food chains were quite irre- in raising food prices in the last five or six On- tario Premier William Davis said Wednesday. Mr. Davis said during an in- cussed when Canada's 10 pro- vincial leaders meet. The Ontario premier also in- dicated he would avoid a con- frontation with Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed regarding a I dispute between the two prov- inces over Alberta's proposed tening with tear-filled eyes. party supporters that liam Bennett accepted the nom-1 no winning speech. ination for the South Okanagan riding at the Social Credit Party's nomination con- vention here Wednesday. he had two-price system for natural gas. But. Mr. Davis Ontario would press for support from terview on the eve of the annual premiers' conference which be- gins that he expected the told me to subject of inflation to be dis-1 the othe'r nine provinces to urge prepare a losing speech be- cause if you win something will always come to j Albertans watch supermarket tags EDMONTON If Al- meeting with two members of Another government column I berta consumers notice_ amlorgam.aticn called PORK Cambodian troops open road PHNOM PENH Sup- force backed by armored per- ported by United States bomb- sonnel carriers pushed eight ing. Cambodian troops ad- miles southeast down the high- LTnfmgS from the village of Deyeth. eration to clear the west bank of the Mekong River and reopen fought its way six miles up the markets placing higher-paced the road to the government s road from Neak he re- I labels on top Oi oiher base at Neak Luong. 'ported. This left about they should call his ofnce im- Col. Am chief spokes-' miles of rebel-held road still to the man for the military be cleared before the two forces reported that one government. link up. Forest dispute still splintered VANCOUVER his report to the labor depart- tempts to settle the contract i ment stating he was unable to surner Affairs Robert Dowling. said Wednesday. Mr. Dowling made the re- quest following an hour-long dispute between the 4.500-mem- j bring the parties together. her Pulp and Paper Workers of I PPWC chief spokesman Stan Shewaga said union negotiators were returning to their locals tax Canada and the forest compan- ies failed Tuesdav. Union and sources said mediator Gus Le- and by early next week would eonduetmg a strike vote in the eight operations where onidas was scheduled to turn in thsy have certification. Machinists picket freight shed B.C. holding steady VANCOUVER Strik-1 'The nature of this freight is ing CP Air machinists who es-' CP Air radio and instrument tablished a picket line Wednes- day evening around an Air Canada freight cargo shed at Vancouver International Air- VICTORIA be no There in provin- Outrageous Rising Mr. Dowling said he met last week with wholesalers and one of the suggestions they made to keep down food prices was to establish processing firms in Al- berta. Most food processing is c'one outside the the told Mr. Dowling. The minister said the mark- up on wholesale gocds was in the three-to-four-per- cer.t level but was more at the retail level. is some playing with j Mr. Dowling said. ''There's no question we rec- ognize the Mr. Dow- ling adding that within 1 the next few mor.ths the provin- cial government would try to take actions it can be more arid deal with unjusti- jfied rising food costs. He did 1 not elaborate. the federal government to hoi a national energy conference. Speaking about galloping foo Mr. Davis said he di not know if some of the super market chains had done any thing illegal in raising foo prices. But he has asked his own pro vincial minister of consumer a John to look int the th possibility that some chains ha raised prices on existing fooc shocks before they had to pa higher prices for their supplies Mr. Davis said it was ''in creasingly evident that inflatio pressures here are greater tha i in the United States.1' He took no position on th possibility of wage and pric controls but said Ontario well as the federal governmen have to be satisfied they would Mr. Davis said he was not at this point advocating price con- trols but this moment we are increasingly concerned with the The premiers will be meeting in the Prince Edward Island legislative assembly on the sec- ond floor of historic Province just down the corridor from the room where the Fa- thers of Confederation met in 1364 to discuss the eventual un- ion. Cheques aid gas victims Ont. Insur- ance adjusters were combing Wednesday through the area struck by a aeries of natural s explosions Tuesday and aanding out to residents whose homes were damaged. Tom a London in- surance said the represent an advance xayment for losses under the Union Gas Company's liability are making these ad- vance payments to people whose homes were destroyed or who suffered substantial dam- Mayor Jane Bigelow said the city still is waiting for a clear assessment of damages. the basis of this we will determine whether to seek outside she said. aren't sure yet which level of government we could approach for but we are investigating this Stuart director of so- cial welfare for the said some victims might receive up to two weeks of welfare assist- ance. Police and fire officials list damages amounting to including the 10 homes valued at that were destroyed. An estimated 27 persons were none when a natural gas regulator was sending high pressure gas through a low pressure line. a Senate committee was told Wednesday. In direct testimony and let- several Vietnam veterans said hospitals were often con- sidered targets rather than areas to be avoided as required by the Geneva convention on warfare. The testimony came before the Senate armed services committee which for three weeks has been looking into secret air and ground opera- tions of the Indochina war from the mid-1960s to 1972. The committee has also been trying to determine who or- dered a dual reporting system ui which B-52 bombing raids over Cambodia were falsely recorded as having oc- curred in South Vietnam. Gen. Creighton A b r a m army chief of staff and a form- er commander of U.S. forces in testified he carried cut the false reporting but did not create it. who left Vietnam last said it might have been not to have bombed concentra- tions of North Vietnamese troops in Cambodia while Am- erican troops were being with- drawn. Abrams said he created a special group of staff aides to work on the Cambodian bomb- ing so that only a small num- ber of officers knew about it. HOSPITALS PREFERRED In testimony on the Alan a stockbroker from San Francisco and form- er army intelligence said that while in Quang Tri province in 1969 he routinely listed hospitals among targets to be struck by U.S. fighter planes. bigger the the better it he said. Stevenson said he believed the hospitals were highly rated not because American commanders wanted to attack the but because hos- pital centres were often pro- tected by fairly large numbers of soldiers. Senator Harold Hughes a member of the also released a let- ter from former army Rowan D. Malphurs of who said in 1969 and 1970 he worked as an interpreter of photographs made of areas where B-52 bombs fell in Cam- bodia. saw on several occasions where possible hospitals had been bombed On another occasion I observed a red cross 'on a building that was partial- ly destroyed by Mal- phurs wrote. CALLED IN ATTACKERS Former air force Capt. Get- aid J. now Delta Air Line said he personally called in air strikes against suspected locations of Com- munist hospitals. In the spring of 1971. Greven flew forward air-control planes used to call in air strikes. Former army Sgt. Robert Dickey told of a deliberate at- tack upon a Viet Cong hospital and said medical facilities were the subject of routine at- tacks. Crop record WINNIPEG In the face of unprecedented world de- Canadian grain exports and farm deliveries in the last crop year reached record highs for the second successive year. The Canadian Grain Commis- sion Wednesday released pre- liminary figures for the 1972-73 crop year which ended July showing grain and oilseed ex- ports of 798.2 million 6.6 million bushels over the pre- vious year's record. Fruit board decision reviewed Weather and road report SUXRISE FRIDAY SUNSET II 78 73 80 VANCOUVER Agri- culture Minister Dave Stupich said Wednesday he has asked the attorney general to study the implications on other mar- keting boards of the British Co- lumbia fruit board's failure to obtain a supreme court injunc- tion. Mr. Justice A. A. Mackoff j Tuesday ruled the board did not have the right to sue in dismissing an injunction re- J quest that would have halted convoys of Okanagan fruit being sent to Vancouver. The B.C. Supreme Court judge said in a written deci- sion that the board not a person nor a it is only a body created by the products act and the regulations made thereunder. in the act nor in the regulations is the B.C. fruit given the right to Despite the failure of the board to gain an united growers officials said they would call off a convoy planned for the weekend as a of good Lethbritlgc Medicine Hat Pincher Cieek Grande Prairie 88 Edmonton....... 76 Banff........... RO Calgary..... Victoria Prince Rupert Penticton..... Kamloops..... Vancouver Saskatoon Retina...... Highway mishap claims four port removed the line later in the evening. Jack public rela- tions officer for Local 767 of the International Association of said the three-man picket line was established be- cause overhauled CP Air in- struments were being stored in the shed. units that have been overhaul- ed in Tokyo by the Waiabe In- strument Co. These units have teen shipped by Japan Air Linos to .Mexico City and then to Vancouver via Western Air- lines. These units have been handled by Air Canada person- nel to the freight said Mr. McMillan. Don chairman of Local 767's strike said he ordered the picket line I established and removed.' THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY IU4 Wwit tnitl mt cial corporate or personal in- j come taxes when the British j Columbia government brings in Soutliei'll Cl'ODS its budget next Premier _........_________________r Dave Barrett says. At the same he said there may be new or increased taxation in other possibly on the province's resources. There will be no increase in the personal income taxes the foreseeable he nor will the govern- ment be increasing business ''but we are looking at other GULL Sask. A woman and her son killed Wednesday in a head-on colli- sion that took four lives were identified today as Marie and Brent K. 14. The accident in southeastern Saskatchewan also killed two girls from Michigan who were in the other car. Their names have not been released. Mr. a and I another son were in serious i i condition in hospital. 77 72 59 88 94 72 74 72 77 89 80 80 66 Toronto...... Ottawa...... Montreal St. John's Halifax....... 77 Charloltetown .79 Fredericton EG Chicago...... 90 New York.......88 Phoenix........ 105 Rome........... 86 Paris.......... 72 London......... 63 Berlin 68 Amsterdam ......75 Moscow......... 86 Stockholm....... 61 Tokyo.......... 92 L Pre 55 51 55 53 47 54 51 53 65 57 58 43 59 74 68 1.72 69 56 .56 61 63 66 76 74 73 G4 54 55 54 54 64 52 77 .02 .88 Calgary To- day and Mainly sunny. Highs today 80 Low 55 GO. High Friday near 80. Medicine Hat Today and Sunny. Highs 85-90. Low near 60. Highs Friday near 35. Columbia Koolenay Today and sunny and continuing very warm. Highs both days in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Lows tonight 50 to 55. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Sunny and warmer today. Partly cloudy and continued warm Friday with isolated afternoon t h u n d e mainly over western moun- tains. Highs today and Friday 80 to 90. Lows tonight 50s. West of Continental Sunny and warmer today. Partly cloudy continued warm Friday with isolated after- noon thundershowers main- ly over mountains. Highs to- day 85 to 95. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Friday 80s. Harvest starts in two weeks Gold drops LONDON The price of gold suffered its sharpest drop in two months in Europe today and helped the U.S. dollar improve on foreign exchange dealers The metal was quoted at an ounce in both London and i Europe's two biggest i gold down M.7S an 1 ounce from overnight levels. OTTAWA The Prairie grain harvest will get into full swing in about two Sta- tistics Canada reported Wednes- day. Crop prospects are gener- ally though draught continues to grip southwestern Saskatchewan and southern Al- fxrLa. The statistics bureau said m fall rye and forage seed crops is general throughout the prov- ince. A light infestation of gras- shoppers has subsided but Ber- tha army which attack rapeseed now are start- ing to appear. Adequate mois- ture has created good hay though a hay shortage is expected in the southwest the ninth of a series of 11 re-1 part of the where the ports on Prairie crop conditions .that hot weather throughout the grain belt has up crop maturity this year. Rain last week cooled condi- tions but crops In many areas are burning in the heat. Farmers now have started swathing early-sown grain. Crop conditions by province1 Prospects xff. flood in moat region. Swathing of weather has been dry. Hot weather has been having the severest af- fect in the southwest comer of the province where yields are expected to drop in the face of a summer-long dry spell. A gen- eral rain last weekend hit al- ready wel areas the hardest and only dampened the areas requiring moisture. Fur- ther crop pros- pects are particularly in the area from LJoydminster across northern Saskatchewan to Birch Hills. Melfort and Kiimsack. Swathing will be gen- in the next two but the harvest may be delayed un- til the early part of September. Alberta. Crop prospects are generally favorable deapite wide variations in rainfall. In where little rain has crops are only in f-_r but lit the more east- ern and central areas crops are reported to be excellent. Most cereal crops have headed out and now are beginning to pod. Bertha army worms hatching in some hitt no jwcious damage baa been reported. LINDEN Post Drivers Heavy Duty Regular or Heavy Duty All Hydraulic Trailer Models ALSO TWO USED DRIVERS On Hand At GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Bex 1202 Phone 328-1141 AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section ef Hifjhwny 3 of Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways are In PORTS OF end a 9 a.m. to 5 Carway 6 a.m. to Chief Mountain 7 a.m. lo 10 Coutts 24 Del Eonita 6 am. to 9 Kingsgale 24 Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. lo Wild Horw 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pass 7 a.m. lo 10 Open Junt BAM-viUa I a.m. to ;