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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THt IETHBRIOGE Monday, Auguil 14, 1972 Prisoner torture claim denied by government SAIGON (Hculerl A Kouth Vielnatne-se official denied :i New York Times reiwrt that p4ilitical pris- one rs were being lor t LI red In South Vietnamese jails. "There is no such torture of tlie interior minis- try official saiiL lie .said that under the coun- try's pixycml stale of marlial law, peoplo who had remained areas temporarily captured by the Met Conj; nmi North Vietnamese weru but then released. He gave no dclails of Ihc number of persons arrested since (be start of HIR Commu- nist offensive in March. Extensile arrests are known 1 o Iwcn mado by South VictnEimeso police seeking to damage the Viol Cong iii- fnislnieUire. Police sources have said their campaign MILS tn rool out the He said that thousands of shi- Viol Contf middlemen who were g n i d i n K North Vietnamese troops into unfamiliar parts of South Vietnam, and were afl- inn as their sources of supply mid transport. The snipe of tlie arrests was said by military circles here ns being one of the main factors accounting for the lack of any major terrorist activity in Sai- gon itself since the North Vict- im m e fi a offensive started March 30, Times Saigon correspondent Sidney Schanberg reported Sun- day that prisoners and sympa- thetic guards nro smugRliny out (lesoriplioris ol widespread tor- lure in South Vietnamese pris- ons. I n I or views with former pris- oners have corroborated Ihc ac- connls srmifjj'leil out of the jails, Schanbertf wrote. Map oi Canada ever rt c n L s workers, peasants, women and children arrested in the past months since the North Vietnamese army began its offensive have been tor- tured. HAPPY IN THE SERVICE Brian June of Chatham, Ont., seems to bo happy In 1ho ervlce as he eals o meal at Army Cadet camp in Ipperwosh, Ont. He is among hun- dreds of boys attending the camp this lumnner. Welfare cheque case? 4 children launch lawsuit VANCOUVER (CP) Four children have started a law- suit against Attorney-General Leslie Pclerson of British Co- lumbia In get their mnther hack her welfare cheques. Without the cheques, the children claim, [hey have "no means of obtairJnfi food or Ranch sold HELENA, MONT. (AP) Tlie Green Meadow Ranch, bordering Helena's west fiide, has been auctioned off (or million. The ranch, owned by W. J. Harrer and auctioned hy J. L. Todd Auction Co., Rome, Ga., sold in 10 acre parcels, Pieces ranged from an acre on parcels just north of the ranch headquarters to per acre on grazing land. A spokesman of the auction company said about 150 per- sons purchased land, most of them from Montana. He said the majority of the buyers were from Helena and Mis soul a. Tho ranch was divided into seven areas. Each area was then divided Into 10-acre tracts. Bidders could purchase one tract at a time or they could buy a.s many a.s they wanted. Highest prices were paid for 10-acre tracts nearest to the city The acres of range land sold for a temporan, halt Tind included lease rights (o an additional acres of bureau of land management property. oth er necessHlea of exis- tence.'1 The Laura, Stephen and Dcanna Turner- were named a.s plaintiffs Fri- day in an action to set nsidc recent amendments to the provincial Social Assistance Act which eliminated welfare appeal procedures. Their mother, Mrs. Mary Turn of North Vancouver, said she has no means of sup- port. "I got my last cheque on June 1 and sincc then we have had no Mr s, Turner also is a plaintiff in the action and she Is acting for her children as their "next friend." The chil- dren are aged eight, seven, four and three. CLAIM TACT VIOLATKD Their lawyer, David Mos- sop, said they are seeking a B.C. Supreme Court deciara- Lion tliaf. revisions to the So- cial Assistance Act are ultra vires the provincial legisla- ture and that they violate an agreement with Iho federal goirernmer.t. Mr. Mossop said they par- ticularly want reinstatement of the original act's objective standard of need, which oc- curs in the expression: Necessities essential to maintain a reasonable and normal healthy existence. He said the revised act, which was passed by tho leg- islature in March after heavy criticism, leaves it solely up to the discretion of Rehabili- tation Minister Phil Gaglardi to determine a for need. Thn lawyer the attor- ney-genera] is (he chief law enforcement officer of the province nnd, as such, is the appropriate person to sue. MONTREAL (CP) A map Canada described as one of the most technically superior ever produced will be, released within the next two years, but will be made In Hungary. Tho map will he part of a world mapping project launch- ed in the late 1950s by the U.S.S.R. under the direction of P'oL Sandor Rado, one of the world's leading cartographers. They will also the first series of world maps contain- ing standardized editorial prin- cipals. Mr. Rado, president of the national office of, lands and mapping of the Hungarian Peo- ples Republic, said Hungary is in charge of producing the Ca- nadian and North American sections of the world atlas. Trevor Lloyd, professor of geography at McGlll Univer- sity, said the Canadian map will be superior to any prev- ious production "because Can- ada does not have a mapping industry." He also said the Canadian government has been reluctani to sponsor general maps of the Quiet weekend In B.C. election campaign -front By THE CANADIAN PRESS The leaders of the four major parties In Dritish Columbia spent a quiet weekend as their campaigns for the Autf. 30 pro- vincial election reached the half way point. Liberal Leaner David Ander- son brought his electioneering i order to Washing- proposed would spend two or three days in Washington at the hearing which was to begin today. In Vancouver Siuxlay, NDP leader Dave Barrett declined an offer of Communist support for NDP candidates offered by Communist leader Nigel Mor- gan. Mr. Morgan had urged sup- port for Communist candidates i and for NDP candidates in rid Why Do You Head So Slowly? A notecJ publisher in Chicago re- ports there a simple Jechnlqur of rapid reading which shoui'i enable you to Increase your reading speed and yet refoln much more. Most people do not realize hew mutn they could in- creaie their pleasure, success ond income by reading f alter ond According to pu blither, many people, regardfeu of fhc-Ir present still, eon 01 thil limple technique lo improve Jheir reodinq abil'ny to o martoblfl deqroe. Whether read- ing jrorles, booVs, technical mai- ler, if passible to rend terifenees at o glance and m method. attend a hearing ton, D.C., info liic Alaska oil pipeline. ing.s whcre nr, communists arc Mr. Anderson, who i.s direct- running Mr. Barrett, however, ly involved in the U.S. coiu't buttle to halt the pipeline and To niquoint froe to anyone renders rA the of Ifi -ili-r- iri mcfV.'rri In o i n-iailnrj requeslt if i the proposal oil tanker route along the fJ.C. coast, lie Policeman, motorist charged BRANTFORD, Ont, (CP) Constable John Sirnnn, 25, arrested George Mil- ler, 22, of Satur- day and c'harjjed him with (trivinf! folkr.vinfi a On the to thf elation, the cruiser Con- stable Simon wa.s rlrivinfj smacked inio the side of a freight train. were no serious Jn- juritrt hut damage to tho car was at anfl to a railway flat car, S2W. Police said the was mnnnciJ by a railway flagman with a lantern when the Acclrlf-nt said: "The Communists have more in common v.JUi the Social i Credit J'art" uilh the Kolh "are ord i dicrtatorial." I Conservative leader Dairi] spent the in his homo riding rjf north Van- TwJay Mr. RarreU, to on "religion and tho NDP" in Vancouver before starting n fhree rfay tour of Vancouver fshnd communities. Mr. Warren was in Cran- trxlay. He visits P'air- rnont Hot Springs Tuesday be- foiv- a day kmtf trip lo Vic- i Nanriiino nuif 10 killed in weekend accidents n> THB CANADIAN PRESS At least in persons died nc ciilenlly on the prairies (luring the weekend, six in traffic, A Canadian swvc; from 6 p.m. Friday to midnigh Sunday nighl local times, .show cd Alberta with two traftii deaths, a boy killed when hi fell from a tree and onothe lad killed when he fell from a tractor. Manitoba reported tw Re- cent developments at tlie Paris meetings between U.S. presi- dential adviser Henry Kissinger North Vietnamese negotia- tors have left United Slates of- ficials seeking a means by winch Hanoi could he iijisvirecl of Hie rcttigmition. o[ South Vk-l- lamese President Nguyen van iik'ii, Time magazine reports. The magazine says in this week's issue that al Ihc meet- between Kissinger and l.c Due Tim and Xuan Thlcu, Hanoi had embarked upon "a sort of according to an unnamed U.S. official, Time says this apparently meant the north was indicating interest in President Nixon's proposals for "a ceasefire nnd a comproinJsc settlement." In response, U.S. policyma- kers wore seeking "a broader cL of proposals that would give in the words of anonymous official, "an option on the future through a process of political evolution." Time says the "political evo- lution" concept was necessary because Hanoi would not acccp a peace proposal that did no answer the question of who con trols Saigon. North Vietnam wants the U.S. to get rid of Thieu, tho magazine eays. "Washington in turn Is seek !ng a formula that would per mil the U.S. lo withdraw mlli tarily while leaving tho polltica settlement to Saigon and Hanoi In other words, the U.S, wo Iw willing to leave things Hanoi has a fair chance of gel ting rid of Thieu by ilsclf- witlwul, however, the U.S.' doing the North's dirty work, Time says. from hospital OTTAWA TCP) Farmer prime minister John Dicfrnba- kcr w a s from civic hospital here Saturday, a uM-k fiflcr undergoing hemin ojxiraliiiri to lus fil-l I) ..hri, (III- .ilirJ stjiff in r'i relea.-sod i from his with fftdiiifjs of drop appreciation lor Die multitude of that have been sen t he t ate mnet .s a id. Wh i le I p! n n to tr.'i v el as soon as possible, I will not par- atw of i tidpatn in any (i ah ing trips im- policy fif unheralded appr-ar snres, V.'ilVi Ibrro rlays If ft br-forc nominal ions close the arid S'K Crnlit parties bavr; Thr- have for all but Pearr: Nortl l.iUle Afountain and The valivcs fiavc nnrniniitcrl for all I til after the election A in Mr. fJiefen- baker's office said the 77-yenr- old member from Prince r -ill Albert expects a fpfJeral gun- elr-ction Oc-t. Mi. Mr. ;innoiirjcf-d 'iiciT f- ridfiy v.ould (Tjntr-st the fivr I'rncrftsRivn CfitiKfrvgl.jvB VANCOUVER (CP) The International Jioundaty Com- mission, bowing to public pres- sure, decided Saturday lo sus- pend further herbicide spraying of the Co nad a- Un i ted States border near Vancouver. Carl Gustafson, field neer for the commission, said the spraying had been suspend- ed to avoid controversy. Residents, had planned lo form a human chain around the chemical spraying ma- chines Monday, responded by calling off their planned dem- onstration. The commission had planned lo .spray from Boundary Bay, south of Vancouver, to a point 32 miles inland. The spraying is desigjicd to clear a 10-foot strip of land on cither side of the border. The Society for Pollution and Environmental Control had op- posed the spraying, and claim wl the herbicide used, L-V9fi, had not been thoroughly tested and could harm unborn chil- dren. Mr- Gusiafson said the herbi- cide had heen thoroughly test eci and had Iteen approved by the federal department of agri- culture nnd registered under the Post Control Products Act. fallcrs iKU'k on joh VANCOUVKH fCP) The last lioldouls among BnU-sh Columbia's diffident const fall- eivs v.'cvc to relurn to work lo- after a Eoni'-monUi absence from operations, 'Hie fallers called off their strike last Thursday as the number of fboso to de- fy their union and remain off Ihc jolt without pay rapidly dwindled. Cluifik Kvan.s, spokesman for the relK-l said tho men fKiil ta-'-ji inlu snh- mi'.sion" by Ihe Wood'.vrnkrr? of A met ii a atid their cinployei's. Thn fillers brtvo asked lo r-o reinstated in the- ir jobs wilh no IOP.S of st-nioriiy. The dispulo. which came plies nt mills, centred on a in n contract recently .signed by Ihn IWA and llri companies which pro- vides for a daily rate of for fallers, The fnllcrs want a standard- ized piece rrdft, Mr. I'iviins saifl the fitller-s' ripfKisilion lo (he dny ratn uriuld rjnipn "anolhrr two yeiirs In tho Seven persons swept into NIAGARA KAI.U'S. Ont. fCP) Seven pcr.soii.s wore swept ilo tbe lower Niagara River unday when a large wavo ruck their nylon and rubber raft ojwrated by the Niagara ivcr While Water Tours of iagara Kails, N.Y. Tim raft was one of Iwo mak- iy the trip through the rapids. Manslia Do SanLi.s, of iagara Falls, N.Y., was rented for fractures of the L wrist and three fingers of le rifjht hand. No one else was sported injured. Others were identified a.s tnnkiy Jl off man, Hamburg '.V., Mclvin Calcy, Kcnmnre, and Elizabeth I.nmh, ram1 is T. Bollonle, William Tuegcr and Thomas Bel look, 11 Americans. Their hotnc- owns were not known. The seven were tm the first of ie I MI raJts and made their vay tn safety In different HI man made his way lo tlie S, side and walked down- Lroam to n poinl the where he boarded the and continued the trip. Two were pulled back into he? raft almost immediately nd another was picked up by he second raft before they the whirlpool. Three ilhcrs floated through the rap d.1; anil were picked up in Ihc whirlpool. IAD MFE JACKETS All wore life jackets and all vert' told to "hang on Thomas Sch welder, general manager of the tours, said. Hilled as Hie >2Q ride has clumped seven oth- ers in the river. During a test run July 26, n raft overturned and six persons were rescued. A Rochester M.Y., reporter fell tn Aug. 6 but he was also rescued. A spokesman for tho marine Inspection division of the United States Coast Guard in Buffalo said tho lours are K a matter of concern lo them. "We arc trying to determine whether that portion of the river is a navigable waterway f H Is, we move In nnri Inspect he rafts and if everything la satisfactory we issue- a licence, nil we have find no ruling yet." Neither tho Water I'ours officials or Kollh U. Hop- ins, regional dircclor of tho Niagara Frontier Slate Park Commission, were available for comment today, Aral) girls receive life sentences SARAFAN D. Israel (ItaiU-r) Two prclly Ami) girls wero talny given life sentences for complicity in Hie liijacklng of a Belgian airliner last IWay. The Itime Taniious, 21, iid Therese were (enirai yiiiily of complicity in the An Israeli military court con- victed tliem on tliree of four rgc's aiisinK from the May 8 acklnf! of n Snbcmi airliner on Us way from Victnna to Tel Aviv. The hijackers threatened lo blow up [he plane ami the !00 JIIK! crew unices ttio Israeli authorities relc-a.s'cd hun- dreds of Arab guerrillas. The male companions of (ho j'irls were shot to death by Israeli soldiers disguised ns air- port technicians who sforrm'd the airliner jit Tel Aviv's airport. Won't run again FLTN FLON. Man. (CP) Kubcrt Simpson, I'rogresslvo Conservative member of Par- liament for Churchill con- stifuency, nnnonnccd hero ho will not run In the nexl federal election. Mr. Simpson, 61, was first elected in 1857 anrl re- tained his scat in subsequent elections. Weather and road report Pesticide mixture kills Rsf; VANCOUVER (CD Tho fuleral environment depart- ment said here that a contrac- tor spraying a preservative- pesticide mixture on utility poles for British Columbia Hy- dro fouled a creek in suburban Surrey and killed thousands ol fish, Including cobo, salmon fry and cutthroat trout. A spokesman for (be depart- m e n t said evidence is being gathered to lay charges against the B.C. crown corporation. The spokesman said thous- ands of dead fish were fount! local residents floating belly- up on the surface of the fouled water or lying dead on the bot- tom. The stream is a tributary of the Campbell fliver, which runs along tho Canada-United States border. "Hydro is notorious (or this kind of thing, hut this is one of (he the spokesman said. Circumstances were still be- ing pieced (ogetiier, the spokes- man said, but the spraying of the pi c.scrvativo pesticide called I'entachloro Phenol apparently look placo about ,lal, going on for about two weeks, ho .said, but Ihc stream was ap- paronlly polluted when (bn un- nnmcMt contractor sprayed a pole slanding in wafer. Instead of getting ont and painling ho evidently just squirted a way Fit it from tho the spokesman said. SIJNJUSE TUESDAY SUNSET II I, Prc. fiS 47 .01 77 f.l GO 4ft .05 69 44 Pincher Creek Medicine Mat Kdmonlon Gi tinde Prairie Banff........, f'alfjary Victoria PenLirtrm..... Prince (Ic-orgc Kamloops Vrajicous'cr Saskatoon Retina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa....... Montreal St. John's..... Halifax Chariottetown Frederic ton Chicago...... New York Miami...... Angeles [-as Vcyas Honolulu Rome........ Paris........ Ixmflon Berlin 77 7fl 71 V.'f 7fl 75 Ii7 fiG 7] M 70 7f> nr> ftS Bft RO Amsterdam 7o 57 Moscow ..........73 Stockholm....... 73 RD Tokyo...... 77 TOHKCAST: UlhliritlKc-Mcdlclnc [lat Today: Mostly sunny, [solal- cd evening anil overnight In tlin 70s. Lows near lift. Tiicstlay i A frw clouds, riifjlis Oilfjflry TotJay: ClourJy pcrlwls. IsoUiiod evening and1 tu'crniyht thuiiflerslornis. Highs near 70, Tuesday: A clouds. near CoEiiiriliiii'itootfiiny Today and Tuesday: Sunny with n few aflcrtioon cloudy periods. Chance; of a few fihow- prs along the: mountains. Highs today and Tuesday lo 85. Ixws tnnipht MONTANA Knst of (rnnElnciilnl Ilivhlr Numerous showers and thun- derstorms today and. Tuesday. Litllc change in temperatures. both days 75 to Lows 55 to UVst n( Conlincnlal Divide Partly cloudy wilh scntUsred aftornoon and th'inder- storms today nnd Tuesday. Cnnlimunp; warm, Hi-fis holh days 73 to BS. tonight Mis. Vancouver workers Haiti ol'f VANCOWKR fCPi Half of Ihe membership of the Grain Workers Union on the water- front has been laid off sinco tho longshoremen's manning dis- puto closed Vancouver port to shipping a wic-k ajio. Henry Kanr.s, .spokesman for the union, disclosed the layoff this weekend of 250 elevator workers. Mr, Kane.s said fie pvcts the oilier 1ft IKS laid off in Ivui unless I he port labor filiation thctu OWATONNA 200 9' HAYMASTER Conlour flotcilion gBll rill tho