Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Police seek additional graves BILL GROENEN photo Swinging cabinet minister Hugh Canada's secretary of state swings into Stirling on last stop of his three-day Southern Alberta tour. Sandra an Opportunities For Youth playground project gave the necessary push to get the mini- ster going. ce rescue mission Spa could still happen with a moment's notice New York Times Service CAPE KENNEDY Some of the adrenalin-pump- ing urgency is gone now that the condition of the Sky- lab 2 space station has stabilized and the orbiting as- tronauts are apparently out of any immediate danger. But the work goes on here day and night to be -just in for the first space rescue mission. A modified Apollo spacecraft altitude cham- ber tests earlier this week. The full rescue ship the Apollo mounted on a Saturn 1-B rocket is scheduled to be rolled out to the launching pad next Tuesday morning. There it will undergo further tests and await the should it come. Launching officials estimate they could easily be ready for a lift-off between Sept. 9 and 11. If a ger panic they might be able to rush prep- arations to make a launching four or five days earl- ier. In an Walter director of launch- ing operations at the Kennedy Space spoke calmly of what could be one of the most dramatic episodes in the short history of space flight. always talked of how we've got to have a capability for Kapryan on Skylab we had the contingency plans all drawn up. But we never thought we would really have to do At the the launching director don't think we will have to fly the rescue mission but we just might be one failure away from really having to do A week the order went out from Mission Con- trol in Houston for launching crews here to go the rescue A second sst of steering rockets on Skylab 2's Apollo ferry craft had sprung a leak. This left the ve- hicle with only two fully usable sets of rockets for maneuvering on the return journey to earth. And there were fears if the two leaks are indicative of a systemic Apollo's -ntire propul- sion system might be unreliable. BLAST ROCKS CITY EDMONTON An explosion and fire in six un- derground transformers in the downtown area today sent flames and smoke high into the knocking out power in a 12-block area and forcing the evacuation of two office buildings. There were no injuries and no indication of when power would be restored. The pow- er failure struck at a.m. MDT. Cause of the explosion and fire were not immediate- ly known. After the which occurred near the Macdon- ald Hotel at 100 Street and Jasper traffic on the city's main down- town was blocked at the height of the morning rush hour. Smoke emanated from the two office buildings that were evacuated. No damage was reported. Mass teen killings could top 30 HOUSTON The steadily mounting total of bod- ies being unearthed in and vicinity in a grue- some mass-murder case is only the latest in a wave of multiple killings in the United States in recent years. Police say the number of vic- tims in the Houston. killings may eventually reach 30. They suspect that sexual perversion is involved. In the meantime fol- lowing leads supplied by a youth who says 27 young men were victims of a homosexual procurement ring dug up two more bodies raising total found so far to 21. The two new graves were unearthed near Broaddus in San Augustine County about 130 miles northeast of Houston. Two graves were found in the same area late Thursday. Police'said all were pointed out to them by Elmer Wayne who has admitted taking part in the slayings and burials. Henley told iwvsmen today that police would find least six more bodies buried in the sand dunes near High a beach town east of Henley said the bodies found to- day were those of teen-age boys- from the Houston suburb of Pasadena. Explaining to reporters why he has pointed out the Henley felt I owed it to their parents to let them know what happened to He did not name the newly found victims and declined to answer some saying the an- swers were between him and police. Police said who at first said he had killed only Dean the man he ac- cused of the changed his statement Thursday and told police he and another youth had helped lure young boys to Corll for sex parties that led to torture and death. Police said Henley told them that he and Davis of were given to a head for bringing the boys to homosexual parties at Corll's Pasadena home. Police said Brooks was due to lead them to graves at High Island later today and would be arraigned on murder charges. The first 17 bodies were unearthed at a boat storage stall in southwest Houston. Houston Police Lieut. Breck Porter aid Henley told him that the victims had been killed over a three-year period. Police said the case unfolded early Wednesday morning when Henley telephoned them and said he bad lulled Corll in self- defence at Corll's suburban home because Corll threatened to Mil Henley and two other youths after an all-night sex and paint-spray- sniffing party. Authorities said Henley impli- cated another 18-year-old Hous- ton youth who is being held on suspicion of murder and was expected to sign a written state- ment today. Porter said that apparently Henley and the other youth would scout for prospective vic- tims and lure them to Corll. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 203 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES ONE ITEM MARKED FIVE TIMES Food prices changing Stores answer to gotft City retailers who are in- creasing prices of goods al- ready in stock will be held ac- countable to the province. Al- berta Consumer Affairs Minis- ter Bob Bowling said today. Offending retailers reported to the government will be ask- ed to explain their actions to a representative of the he said. The government will move in the next few months to deal with unjustified increases but. the minister has not elaborated on what action might be taken. Mr. Bowling who has held meetings with wholesalers and retailers has suggested to fed- eral Consumer Affairs Minis- ter Herb Gray that he meet the provincial ministers this fall to discuss the escalation of prices. problem affects every province in the he said. consumer also has to realize his or her responsi- bility. They have to be re- sponsible about what they buy. some meat is too they should buy something else. It is a supply and demand prob- He said consumers could call ccfilect or write his depart- ment at Room Legislative Edmonton. In reference to the practice of multiple-tagging he just not ethical. I am positive the food chains are not doing their public image a great deal of good. will obviously be in touch with the managers of those stores reported to Secret memo lists bombing cover-up Inside Classified 24-27 Comics........6 Comment......4 District 5 Family 23 Joan Waterficld 12 Local News 18 Markets.......21 Sports IS Travel......19 TV 12 Weather 2 Workshop......11 LOW TONIGHT MV.CC HIGH SAT. SHOWERS WASHINGTON While he was Secretary of Melvin Laird approved an elaborate plan to keep secret thousands of B-52 raids against North Vietnamese troops in says a secret memo made public Thursday. The in 1969 and were ordered when the United States was professing to ob- serve the neutrality of the Cam- bodian government. The memo linking now President Nixon's top domestic to the deliberately camouflaged raids was released by Deputy Defence Secretary William Clements during testi- mony before the Senate armed services committee. The written by the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Gen. Earle and initiated by outlines a plan under which si- multaneous B-52 strikes would be made in Cambodia and South Vietnam. The strikes in South the memo were designed to provide re- semblance to normal oper- thereby providing a credible story for replies to press A second set of statistics showing where the bombs ac- tually fell was held by a tiny number of top Chilian and mili- tary officials with a to and hoard About town QOLFER Bev McKay be- wildering her audience by calling the course a golf field Champion resident Mrs. Ken BJornson saying her daughter Rosella. a jet air- line can't wear makeup on the job because it's highly combustible under her oxy- gen mask. Lethbridge grocers are marking as many as five price increases on the same package of a Herald survey re- veals. A shopper at the College Mall L-Mart could pick up a pound of pork sausages with the 69-cent tag obliterated by a 99-cent one. If the shopper went to the 1GA store in Centre Village he could buy a pound of wieners for which started out according to the fifth and bottom price tag at 89 cents. Or he could pay for a pound of wieners with a tag underneath marked net supposed to change price tags but prices are changing said buyer Bill Edgar in a telephone interview from Cal- gary. is some eager beavers. It Isn't company policy but when you've got a lot of it's Most of the grocers inter- viewed claim the items with price changes shown were Mistakes at the IGA store in- eluded a pound of IGA side bacon that increased in price to from One other pound increased to from A can of corned beef appear- ed to sell for but the price underneath the label read 99 cents. The manager said the bacon should have been sold at the and the new tags should not have been attach- ed. He said the corned beef was mistakenly labelled and the price was in the master At a 7-Eleven Store on Mayor Magrath the shopper could take his pick of items with changed a 18-ounce bottle of barbecue sauce increased to 65 cents from one pound of coffee at instead of one pound of bacon at instead of one pound of wieners for instead of six ounces of cheese for 85 cents instead of 83 cents. The bot- tom most label indicated it started out as 69 cents. Pork sausage had increased to from fish sticks to 75 cents from 63 cents and frozen carrots to 57 cents from 49 cents in this same store. Downtown Safeway manager Bob Kemp said price increases marked on two packs of ers in his store were a mis- take. His store was not engaged in The increase to from 99 cents probably came about when an employee rotating stock mis- takenly put the price for new stock on old he said. The manager of Value Vil- lage at 13th Street and 6th Avenue S. produced a whole- saler's price list to explain a mistake in the price of coffee at his store. Tins changed to from were suggest- ed by the wholesaler to retail at It had been an honest he said. While some of this store's cold meats were reduced in cooked bam bad been increased to 95 cents from 85 cents on the label. The mana- ger said the Burns company had marked that increase on the packages before they ar- rived in the store. In the Safeway store on Mayor Magrath Drive and 16th Avenue the shopper could take his choice of four-pound bags of Valencia oranges. Some were selling for 65 cents and some for 93 cents although none of the bags showed both prices. Wieners ..the L-Miart store in the College Mall had double stampings with covering up the old price of 95 cents. Bacon was also double-tagged but it was impossible to deter- mine if the bottom tag differ- ed from the top. While it was impossible to tell if bulk goods in the down- town L-Mart store were bought at new or old top tags on boxes of tinned salmon read 75 cents while the tags underneath said 57 cents. The manager said many prices changed because an item was one week and then returned to its original price. Will tvieners replace hot dogs now at per pound More union pressure placed on railways MONTREAL Union leaders intensified pressure on Canadian railways today as 000 workers went on strike in Ontario just after midnight Thursday with a strike call out to another for 8 a.m. local times in British Co- Alberta and the North- west Territories. And as non-operating railway employees ended their walkout today in Sas- katchewan and Northwest On- a federal mediator in Montreal tried to find a solution to the dispute that has dis- rupted rail service across Kie country for two weeks. Whether or not today's strike Canada's premiers will study costs CHARLOTTE-TOWN Canada's premiers turned their thoughts to the high cost of liv- ing having decided at their opening session Thursday to ask the federal government to convene a conference on energy. The cost of living was added starter on the agenda after the premiers voted unanimously to include the -topic. Premier William Davis of On- tario said some supermarkets chains have acted irre- in raising food prices on existing stock in the last week. Another topic of discussion to- day was to be whether future conferences of this kind should be open to the press. Premier Barrett suggested the possibility when the confer- ence opened. Other premiers said preparations for closed ses- sions had already been made but agreed to study it. Mr. Davis said that if Uje fed- eral government agrees to an energy it should in- volve not only the premiers but experts in tbo field of WILLIAM DAVIS conservation and the environ- ment. An old stumbling block in fed- e r a 1-provincial nancing health mated Thursday's session. Ontario Alberta and Newfoundland want the federal government to transfer income tax points to the provinces to enable them to handle heatoi services. will affect the movement of grain through Alberta remains to be seen. Union strike co ordinator In Henry told The Herald an agreement be- tween the uninon and CP Rail will allow continued movement of grain today. But spokesmen for CP Rail and Canadian National said in Montreal that agreements in other which were sup- posed to allow for the steady movement of grain through striking haven't meant much. far the unions' mucb publicized promise of continu- ed co operation in moving western grain has only result- ed in movement of 646 cars on CP Rail and 168 cars on CN from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay during western regional railway spokesmen said. They said nine CP Rail plus eight CN yard crews and sup- port staff were called in during the August 8 strike at Thunder Bay in accordance with prior arrangements made with the unions but picket lines pre- vented access to company property. light of our experience during regional strikes so we must express concern about the willingness of the unions to honor their pledge to move the rail spokesmen said. The Ontario which be- gan at a.m. EDT covers all the province except the region west of Thunder Bay and will continue for 96 hours until 8 a.m. Sunday. The scheduled western strike will last for 48 also ter- minating at s a.m. local times Sunday.