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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta slunnv HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 75-80. The Lethbtidcje Herald VOL. LXIV No. 205 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PA'JES Gunfire still echoes over north Ireland Butter Former premier price Gorton sacked MEMORIAL IEFT ON MOON This plogue left on the surface of ihe moon by Apollo 15 astronauts lists the names of United States and Russian spacemen who have lost their lives in the development of the program. The figurine cil Ihe boltom of the plaque resting in Ihe fool- prinls on the surface of Ihe moon is symbolic of ihe fallen spacemen. 10-cent candy bar heading for oblivion TORONTO (CP) The gradually-shrinking 10-cent candy bar may soon be too small for its wrapper. Manufacturers say there's not enough room on the labels for listing all the ingredients as required under proposed federal packaging and labelling regulations. The five-cent bar diminished in size until it almost disappeared in Canada, then was replaced by the 10- cent bar. Similarly, the 10-cent bar appears headed for oblivion. Confectioners themselves would like to retain the ID-cent bar, says K. A. Brown, new president of the Confectionary Association of Canada. As chief executive of Toronto based Rowntree Co. Ltd., Mr. Brown says that "a 10-cent bar is good PR." Confectioners recently have been able to keep prices of wrapped products fairly stable by reducing their unit weight to offest rising costs. However, Mr. Brown predicts that the 15-cent bar will become the next standard. He lias no timetable but believes it is inevitable. Retention obstacle The new packaging regulation bill, which awaits proclamation, is one obstacle to retention of the 10-cent bar. Manufacturers say that detailed technical listing of main and secondary ingredients in both English and French would make many smaller candy wrappers il- legible. Spelling out secondary ingredients under the group name "shortening" would require 22 words in English alone. The confectionery indirelry is fighting for exemption of such listing on labels with less than 10 square inches of exposed surface area, Mr. said the industry is also opposed In fixed weights for candy bars which would force price adjustments in order to maintain a given weight. For example, a two-ounce bar, usually selling for Id cents, might switch to nine or 11 ccnls depending on price changes in raw materials. TlK1 public docs not like lo pay such mid prices for ciimemnii'c ilcms, sny.s llrown. liesulls when mine live cent. vent In six cenb. LONDONDERRY (CP) Au- tomatic gunfire echoed over this Northern Ireland city's Bogside area today as troops tried to clear barricades from wreck- age-strewn streets. But Derry, like the Belfast capital of Northern Ireland, was relatively peaceful into late aft- ernoon after Uie bombings, burnings and killings of Wednes- day. Despite fears of upheavals here on the day of a traditional Protestant march that might have touched off Roman Catho- lic explosions. Protestants seemed resigned to an Ulster government order that the pa- rade, along with all others in the North, be banned. But groups of people milled around tense streets of Bogside, occasionally clashing with heav- ily-armed troops in an area where earlier the "dustbin alarm" summoned militant Catholics to the barricades. The clanging of the lids- touched off a round of brick- and bottle-throwing at soldiers who retaliated with rubber bul- lets. Meanwhile, Belfast had its quietest night since rioting began Monday after UIR govern- ment rounded up 300 suspected terrorists of the outlawed Irish Republican Army and an- nounced plans to intern them without trial. Five more persons were killed in Belfast Wednesday night be- fore British soldiers restored an uneasy peace and a man died today of gunshot wounds suf- fered two days ago. The death toll now stands at 24. The Belfast calm was broken early today by a 90-minute gun battle between troops and sni- pers. LIT FIRES No one was injured in the mid-morning clash here when gunmen opened fire in the city's Roman Catholic district as Prot- estants lit fires in the nearby Fountain section to start the an- nual celebrationns marking a Protestant victory over Brit- ain's Catholic King James II nearly 300 years ago. rises OTTAWA (CP) Canadians will pay three cents more for a pound of butter following a boost in Canadian Dairy Com- mission floor prices for dairy products effective next Monday. The commission announced today it will begin paying farm- ers 68 cents a pound for butter, up from 65 cents. An agriculture department spokesman said the three-cent increase will "un- doubtedly be passed on to con- sumers. Commission prices for skim milk powder and Cheddar cheese will also be increased, but Uie boost is expected to have little effect on present con- sumer prices. Floor price for skim milk powder will rise to 26 cents a pound from 24 cents. Cheddar cheese goes to 54 from 51 cents a pound. APPLY AUG. 16 The new prices apply to dairy products sold to the commission and manufactured "on and after Aug. Hi.'1 "These increases will permit further improvement in Uie prices received by dairy fann- ers for manufacturing milk and an announcement said. "The pesent price adjust- ments have been made possible as a result of steps taken by dairy farmers, particularly in the tiro major producing prov- inces of Quebec and Ontario, to control excess production through quotas and by improved market conditions." The spokesman said the in- crease of three cents for butter will prevent butter prices from skyrocketing when produc- tion slows in Uie winter months. 3 die on peak 2ERMAIT, Switzerland (Reu- ter) Three West Germans, two women and a man, were killed today climbing the Matterhorn peak near here. SYDNEY, Australia (AP) Former prime minister John Grey Gorton has been dismissed from the Australian cabinet, it was announced in Canberra by Prime Minister William Mc- Mahon. McMahon said he will name a new defence minister shortly. The dismissal was announced by McMalion 2% hours after a 12-m i n u t e confrontation with Gorton in the prime minister's office at Parliament which Gorton occupied for more than three years until March this year. The showdown followed a five-day politics! storm over publication of the first of a scr- ies of Gorton's memoirs in a Sunday newspaper. Although it had been rumored that the prime minister would give his predecessor an ultima- tum to stop writing articles or be that Gorton would refuse to halt publication announcement made it clear Gorton was given no such choice. MAKES STATEMENT McMahon said: "I informed him (Gorton) that in my opinion his action breached the basic piTiiciple of cabinet solidarity and anily and reflected on the integrity of some ministers. "I therefore asked Mr. Gorton to have his resignation. This he agreed to do." Gorton said later that he will continue in politics and with his articles entitled 1 Did it My Way in the Sunday Australian. Gorton said he told McMahon that he does not agree that his articles are damaging to the government. "I was merely replying to misleading statements and the slanderous scribblings of some said Gorton. ANSWEIl TO BOOK The rugged 59-year-old Gorton has said the articles are in reply to criticism of his tliree- year term as prime minister contained in a recently-pub- lished book, The Gorton Experi- ment, by journalist Alan Reid. The book accused Gorton of a freewheeling style of one-man rule and of conferring more Government PlTCSt Seeks Seat fo may share crop costs EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government is consider- ing a program of sharing the cost of fighting the invasion o[ Bertha army worms with the federal government and the farmers involved, a spokesman said today. Dr. G. R. Purnell, deputy minister of agriculture, said the government would require an inventory on how many acres are damaged by the in- vasion before working out a cost-sharing formula. He said the chemicals used on the infested rapeseed crops cost about per acre while the application of the chemi- cals costs about per acre. Dr. Purnell said the Alberta government is also concerned about assistance for any farm- er who has lost his crops to the worms. "There's no doubt about he said in an interview. "Some farmers will be. wiped out be- cause of the lack of availability of aircraft and chemicals in the right place at the right lime." EDMONTON (CP) Social Credit candidates now have been nominated to contest the Aug. 30 provincial election in all 75 Alberta constituencies, the party announced Wednesday. The slate was completed Tuesday by the nomination of Dr. Lou Heard in Edmonton Beverly. Thirty-seven of the Social Credit candidates are running for the first time, the party said in a prepared statement. Fif- teen of them were under age 40. Nineteen were private busi- nessmen, 12 were in profes- sional careers and six. were farmers. Among the candidates is Rev. Pat 0'Byrne who, the party said, is the first Roman Catho- lic priest to run for a seat in the provincial legislature. Father O'Byrne was nomi- nated by a Baptist in Calgary Egmont and his campaign pub- licity manager if Rabbi Gins- berg. 'Lovely sermon, Father Murphy. No mention of loving tliy Dies of stitng GREEN RIDGE, Mo. (AP) A man treated four years ago for a severe reaction to a wasp sting died here while on the way lo a hospital after being stung a second lime. Frederick J. Shenk, 52, a retired farmer, was stung Tuesday while sitting outside his home, Indians press claims for Morley land rights with his secretary than his cabi- net colleagues. Critics of Gorton said the arti- cles went far beyond rebutting the charges. They said Gorton's statement that he could not trust some cabinet or their maintain si- lence on conlidenial matters is splitting the governing Liberal party ami giving Uie Opposition Labor party an arsenal of politi- cal ammunition. JOHN GORTON he's out WILLIAM Mc-MAHON Gtop or else Homes levelled MORLEY (CP) Three chiefs of the Stony Indian band council announced Wednesday they plan lo convert a section of the Trans-Canada Highway into a toll road. The move is lo press their claim ID mineral rights under laud they acquirer! from flm province in 3 swap (or land on lo which the. highway was wid: cjied. "We want to inform (lie public of our action away ahead of snid Chief Hill McLean. "We're not after Uie public; we're only n f t c r our own rights." Unless the dispnle is settled by Aug. 20 the band plans lo impose a toll (if cents a vehi- cle nhere Ilir ra'nl ciil.s Uie reserve. Lloyd Mackay of Buff, the band's solicitor, said the Stonys have the right to put up a toll harrier because in two places the ille to land under the road was never transferred to dm province. A .surveyor is lo determine the 'xacl extent of land which is sl.ill held in trust by the Crown for Ihe Slonys, he 5aid. The dispute slems from an agreement reached in Febru- ary, IMS, under which the Slonys traded .140 acres of land for in.tun ncres adjoining Ihe reserve. The Indians say they under- stood the agreement to include (lie transfer of mineral rights on the. I wo parcels of Innd while the province said lhat uas not I lie Chiefs McLcnn, Frank Pow da-face norl Joint Snow said there is good reason to believe there is natural gas under the land received from the provin- cial government. In Edmonton, Highways Minister Gordon Tnylnr said mineral riclili were uc.vcr in- volved in a land swap agree- ment wilh the Slnny Indian tribe, and he is certain plans lo block the highway arc political- ly inspired. "I find it difficult lo under- stand why the Slony band coun- sel is Inking this nclion nnd the only explanation that occurs to mo is lhat some white men nro using the Indians for their own purposes lo play politics and nl- tcmpl In the Sm'i.il Credit government during lira election campaign." in Lower far backed es MONTREAL (CP) Air Can- ada snd today it favors lower fares over the North Atlantic next year. Air Canada president Yves Pratle said AC's low excursion fares proposed dm-ing the just- concluded North Atlantic fares conference are "unchanged." Tile conference, attended by 40 major airlines of the Interna- tional Air Transport Associa- tion, ended lale Wednesday when the West German airline Lufthansa opposed a generally- reduced fares package for 1972- 73. In Ms statement, Mr. Pratte said: "If. unfortunately, there is no industry agreement by Sept. I. it is still our intention to file rales in accordance with our proposals." Mr. Pratte expressed disap- pointment that the 44-day con- ference failed to give the unani- mous support needed to make the fares package acceptable. Should the industry be forced into an open rale situation, it would be effective Feb. 1. But if Lufthansa decides to adopt the package, it would go into effect April 1, 1972, when the current fares package ex- pires. INCLUDED S1GS RATE Lowest fare in the package would have been a off-sea- son return ticket between Mont- real and London for affinity groups composed of persons in a club or special-interest group. The basic rate for affinity groups now is 5188, and in the peak summer season. The new rate would have been a decrease of about in each fare while New York-London prices would have dropped about to and for the respective seasons. LILLOOET FIRE SITE Bow river forest ban possible A total closure of the Bow River Forest Reserve may be ordered by the provincial gov- ernment at any time according to Alf Longworth, superinten- dent of the Crowsnest Forest Reserve. Mr. Longworth said the total ban on recreational activity had been expected this morning, however, officials decided to hold off and review the sit- uation there on a 24-hour basis. A similar ban on activity in southern Alberta forests is being considered by Mr. Longworth said, "I have taken it on my- self to keep them open for now." The lands and forest depart- ment had recommended that the Crowsnest Forest also be closed due to the extreme fire hazard. The Crowsnest Forest covers an area of the Alberta Rockies from Ihe international border in the south to a point opposite High River, while the Bow River Forest runs north from there to a point opposite Innis- fail. A ban on open campfires is all thjt has been imposed in the Crowsnest Forest so far. Cadet plan criticism unfounded BANFF (CP) The future of cadet training in Canada is reasonably certain, Defence Minister Donald Macdonald said here. Most of the recent criticism of cadet programs is "com- pletely he said. "I don't think young Canadians can be wrong." The minister, on a tour of western armed forces facilities, visited the training camp in- side Banff National Park where 300 cadets from across the country arc taking a six-weck coursc. Mr Macdonald said Uie larg- est drawback to the program was thai not onoimh cnmps thn coun- try's cadrls. Plant closed after blast RED DEER (CP. An ex- plosion in a regeneration heat- er at the Caroline natural gas processing plant southwest of this central Alberta community sent three men to hospital with serious injuries. The men were identified as Ray Gerber, Robert Masters and Allan Wilson, all from the Red Deer area. A fourth man, Harry Meyers, received minor injuries. A spokesman for Hudson's Oil and Gas Co. Ltd., operators of the plant which opened in August, 1968, said that it will be closed until approval to reopen is given from company and government officials. Falls to death NMV YORK (AP) A year-old rrlired waiter who lied a rope to his foot, attached the olhoi end to a radiator nnd low- ered himself out n window to repair an air conditioner plunged five stories to his death here. Sam SIcHdinan w a s tiring pulli'il bark into his apart- ment on I lie Imvei' Side bv two neighbors when the ropn dapped. Seen and heard About town JJROTHERS Hughlc. anld and Ian MacAnlay laughing when their mother told thorn they would hnvo two babysitters one lo look after them and Ihe oUicr lo carry Ihe big stick Vis- itors .lark nnd Alice Iximnn railing the smoky IxMhbridgc ;iir ;ind MnndrrinR N'hirli in- dustries wore responsible for the pollution. area LILLOOET, B.C. (CP) Sev- enty persons, most of them Lil- looet Indians, were homeless today after a fast-moving forest fire burned over a n.ountain and along flic 5outlici'n edge, of this Frascr Canyon community. Jim Scotchman, chief of Uie LUlooet No. One band, said about 50 members lost their homes Wednesday night. The band had little warning of the fire, which also destroyed a Roman Catliolic church built on the reserve in 1905. "They ran through the flat to- ward town and they said the fire was right behind lie chief said. Early today, the fire of unde- termined size was still burning quietly with spot blazes smoking a stone's throw from Lillooet's main street. It was too early to tell if a fire guard built along Uie northern edge a: the blaze during the night by a crew of 15 would continue to hold. Chief Scotchman lost his own home. He was away in LUlooet a mile and a half north of the reserve when "we heard a fira Bjren." 10 HOMES BUHN He returned to the reserve and helped to save at least one home. Ten homes were lost. Several of the homeless were taken up to Fountain Village, 10 miles north of here, where a second Lillooet Indian band lives. Thirty patients in Lillooet Hospital on the northern edge of town were evacuated to the far side of the Fraser about 9 p.m. Wednesday when flames crept within yards of the building. They returned to the hospital early today after a bulldozer cut a fireguard between the hospital and the fire. Smouldering un- derbrush was soaked with fira and garden hoses. This community on the Pa- cific Great Eastern Railway, which runs from North Vanceu- ver ths Peace River country, is situated in a rugged tableland area 120 rales northeast of Van- couver. HOSPITAL EMPTIED Although there was no genera] evacuation order, the Lillooet hospital was emptied in a pre- cautionary move involving some 30 persons. The fire moved from the west into Liliooet's outskirts after de- stroying a church and a number of buildings or. an Indian re- serve on benchland above the town. No rain has fallen in the re- gion for at least a month and sizzling temperatures reaching 100 degrees were reported Wednesday. "It's a hell of a big said Ma Murray, Uie colorful editor of the weekly Bridge Rivcr-Lil- looet News and perhaps Lil- looet's best-known landmark. France plans N-device explosion PARIS (Renter) France will explode a nuclear device at its Pacific testing centre Friday if weather conditions are favor- able, informed sources said today. It was not known exactly whal kind of dnico would be fired but cxpeclcd it to Iw n one megaton hydrogc1; most powerful test so far in the current scries. II will be Ihe fiflh nf a soven- wic.s .sKirird ii< .'wir lo minlaturiTc nuclear warheads fa- French missiles. ;