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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 TH6 LETHBRIDOt HERAID ftiuridav. August 17, !v72 Mother tells ol boating horror MIDLAND. Onl. K'1'1 An anguished mother Ini'-st into tears today as she described bow 10 people, im-ludim: her husband and three of lu-r chil- dren, drowned in a boating nc- cident in the choppy waters ot Georgian Kay July Mrs. Claudia Contois lotd im Inquest of a happy holiday out- ing that turned into a night- mare. She and her daughter. Mon- ica, 10, were the two survi- vors when tt.c 12-foot fibre-glass boat tipped near vStiake Island, 2'z miles from here. She said (hen- iverc ni> life jackets. Mrs. Contois described (he desperate struggle to ;nve the children. "The boat tunu'd over.'' said Mrs. 1'ontois. She said her husband Richard and hrother-ir.-law Ktifiene "ivont after the kids. They put (hem up on the boat but the InKit over itg.iin and came up (her husband) decided to swim [oi1 Mrs, Contois thought. "After lie left the boat went under and there was just Mon- k-a, Danny, Martin, Ktigenc] :md 1 It-It.' "NY c all Irving to sUiy up." The dead included Hiehard, her children M.'irtin, D, An- thony, ll, Annette-, -1, ntid a ward. Stieln llyan. 2, Kngene Contois, his wife Patricia, chil- dren Karen, y, Michael, 7, and Danny, 4. Mrs. Contois snid she and her family decided the previous evening, a Saturday, to join her brother-in-law on a camping vacation en Snako Island the next day. She said when they reached Midland, 30 miles norlh of Bar- rio, I hove was some discussion whether to camp on shore or make two trips (o the island, or make one. They decided oil one I rip. She said I hey didn't think !l be dangerous. "1 thought thai it would be all the children were-mostly .smaller." she said. She said as they were cross- ing her sister-in-law Pat was sitting in the front of the boat and complained that water was coming over. She was asked to move to the rear and water began spilling in the back. "My husband ami my brother-in-law realized they were in trouble and should head for shore.......I he closest one." As they hinied, the lioat tipped, WAS OVKKWKKJHT Earlier, the inquest was told that the boat has a maximum recommended capacity of 050 pounds and was carrying at least pounds including people a nil camping supplies at (he lime of the accident. It ay mom) Soleski, an Orange ville boat builder, said the flo- tation plugs which would have caused the boat to float .sub merged even if it tipped hat been missing from the three flotation tanks under the i rrusT rori W.ACKS LONG FJEACI1, Calif, fAf1) Dr. .lames (f. Bond becomes ttie firsl black president of a major western American col- lege or university when he takes over Sept. I a.s president of California State University, Sacramento. Bond, 48, now is a psychotogisL and vice-president of Bowling Green State Univer- sity of Ohio. I i t WAR'S CONFUSED FACES Young villagers watch from behind o barbed win fence as government troops move through their village during nn operation agains1 a series of North Vietnamese and Viel Cong-held hamlets in the northern Mekong Del. ta province of Dinh long in south Vietnam. Hissing aircraft found after L5 years FKOHISIIKIl BAY, N.W.T. IP) A sintflcMMifslncd air- raft reported missing in llio Arctic 15 years ith two men aboard has been rmixl on Kaffiu Island, HCMP aid Tuesday. The only clue to the whcre- ilxiuls of the passengers, wlioso lames were nol released, was i iiote found inside the aircraft. lid Ihe pilot and his passcn- 'er, a doctor, were trying to talk to a radar station 75 miles I" llu' Arctic jfler ApcmliiiK wcoh with tho TircrafL Police said the Taylorcratt, which was only slightly dam- ped, was spotted by Wayne Jofui.son ol Winnipeg, a helicop- cr pilot on a flight between the northern centres r[ Pan- irtuni', ant! J.ongstaff HHiff. Terrain at the of the tremcly beyond tho capability ci most aircraft. "It would have been virtually impossible for them let reach the an spokes- man said. "It seems reasonable that thtiv ncrished." An HCMP ground party is at- tn [ind tht; of the two men. UKl'IT HUSKS JKKUSAI-KM (Renter) Israeli-built buses have bad several inches taken off their roof, wing mirrors re- moved, iind smaller tires tilted so Ihoy can negotiate narrow lanes and arches in Jerusa- lem's Old city. 1513 3rd Avenue South Across from McGavin's Bakery la These Prices Effective Aug. 17th, 18th and 19th MEAT ALL MEAT GOVERNMENT INSPECTED THURSDAY and FRIDAY SPECIALS (CHECK FRIDAY'S HERALD TOR SATURDAY SPECIALS) T-BONE or PORTERHOUSE WE ARE OPEN ON CLUB STEAKS I SIRlOiN STEAK I HINDS OF BEEF Ib '29 Ib '39 CUT and WRAPPED !b OQf 89 of pi r C. WESSELMAN "GLADIOLUS KING" CUT and WRAPPED CUT and WRAPPED Ib. Ib. 57 Caulif lower s GLADIOLUS Corn on the Cob doz Cabbage New GrGen.....fc. NEW Canada No 1 AnflrfttC O.99 Potatoes .10 -ccd Pickling Dills Cantaloupe Prunes Bananas 8 1l00 Watermelon Grapes I'00 2 WASHINGTON ENTER YOUR NAME FOR FREE DRAW ON PSCNIC HAMS DRAWS TO BE MADE SATURDAY SPECIAL SAT. ONLY ONE DOZEN ENTER YOUR NAME FOR FREE DRAW ON GROCERY HAMPERS ;