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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I _ THB UTHBRIDGS HIHAID News in brief Fire destroys Co-op store Sask. A fire that destroyed the Melfort Co-op department caus- ing was brought under control late Tuesday by firemen and volun- teers who had worried that other downtown build ings might be destroyed. The efforts of 20 firemen and 35 combined with a cour foot thick pre- vented the blaze from spread- ing to other buildings. No injuries were reported. One plebiscite suggested EDMONTON plebiscite on expansion of Ed- monton's boundaries should in- clude all of the metropolitan area. Mayor Ivor Dent said Tuesday. Mayor commenting on a remark by St. Albert councillor Bob Hudson that a survey in the Edmon.on sub- urb showed 80 per cent of the residents opposed to annex- ation. Mayor Dent said ii would be batter to have one plebiscite covering the city and surround- ing municipal jurisdictions in- stead of separate votes. averts famine WASHINGTON An official report to President N7ixon Tuesday said the mass famine affecting millions of people in the drought-stricken countries of sub-Sahara Africa has been averted. The report by Maurice Wil- deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for Inter- national said that tons cf food delivered to the region and on the way. plus j the emergency relief system set I are adequate to meet basic needs and avoid widespread 1 starvation during the next 60 s before the harvest. 1 Wil'iams is Nixon's special eo-ordinator for emergency re- 1 lief to the six countries in sub- Sahara Senegal. i Upper i Mauritania. Floods claim 50 lives MEXICO CITY i At least 50 persons have been about 300 are missing and about have been af- fected by more than two weeks of 'floods which are at last re- ceding today from the towns and villages of northern and central Mexico. But even as the bad weather abated in the Hurricane Brenda slammed into the south- east Tuesday from the Gulf of killing two forcing 2.000 to leave their homes and driving two fishing boats aground. 1 Looting was reported by po- j lice in the regions affected by j the earlier flooding as the water level but many people i continued to sleep in public buildings rather than return home immediately. Nixon healthy enough for White House duties SAN Calif. The White House has responded tp questions about President Nixon's health and mental attitude by insisting that he is fit acd sbls to carry out the duties of his office. Nixon's state of health be- came a major topic following an incident seen by millions on television in which he gave an angry shove to his press secre- Ron in New Or- leans Monday. The display of apparent irri- j talion was interpreted by some Chrysler workers target for strike MILWAUKEE. Wis. Armed with a mandate to call a United Auto Workers un- ion negotiators focused today on Chrysler their newly- named strike targe'. WES an obvious UAW President Leonard AVood- cock said as he emerged the unanimous verdict of the union's international executive board. Douglas Fraser. vice-presi- dent for the UAW's Chrysler de- said. is the year have to solve the prob- lems and unless can solve them by Sept. 14. then we're going to strike the Chrys- ler I Contracts General tors and Ford also expire midnight Sept. 14. a strike against Chrysler would j shut down the No. 3 auto-maker i while its competitors continued production at the height of the new car modal year. A contract settlement with the company chosen as the strike target generally sets the pattern for industry-wide con- tracts. Foremost in the UAW's bar- gaining demands is voluntary which Fraser specif- ically ci.ed as an issue which must be resolved. Oilier union demands include company-paid dental re- tirement with full benefits after 30 more time away from the assembly full protec- tion against any increase in liv- ing costs and a but unspecified wage increase. Woodcock said a chief reason for selecting Chrysler is the fact it has a joint contract cov- ering- its U.S. and Canadian workers. Condition ol king 'satisfactory' HELSINGBORG den's King Gustaf VI AdDlf re- gained consciousness and sat up in bed 13 hours after half his stomach was removed to hall internal court officials reported Tuesday night. The who will be 91 in The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE is the oldest reign- ing monarch in the world. A medical bulletin said his breathing and blood circulation were The king underwent a three- hour intestinal operation early Tuesday after being taken to hospital with internal bleeding Saturday night. Suit filed NEW YORK New York claiming it can't get enough beef for old- age shelters and correc- tion facilities during the meat sued Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz Tuesday. Unemployment benefits decline Prime Minister Trudeou carries son Justin on his 1 shoulders during a visit to St. N.B. this week. The Trudeaus were vacationing at nearby Campobello Island. OTTAWA federal government paid billion in unemployment benefits the first half of down million or 16 per cent from the WEEKEND BRIEFS CANADIAN QUOTES. Earlier this year. Weekend Magazine were invi'ed to submit quotes to be included in the Dictionary of Quotations of Interest to Cana- The response was tremendous and the best quotable quotes appear in this Saturday's issue. Make sure to get your copy. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Forest fire situation improved By THE CANADIAN PREJSS The forest fire situation in British Columbia improved considerably on with all major blazes under control and only 85 reported burning throughout the province. There were 121 fires burning Monday. A fire in the heart of the greater Vancouver watershed was brought under control by a water bomber Tuesday night after several anxious hours. It burned through about 30 acres of slash. Cause Of the about 10 miles north of Capilano Lake in North was not de- but forestry spokes- men said it could have been touched off by lightning. D. L. chief engineer for the Vancouver Water Dis- said there generally are one or two fires in the water- shed every year. He said there hasn't been a serftus one in 30 years. Three big fires in the Nelson district were all under control Tuesday. The forestry service said 641 men were still on firelines throughout the sup- ported by 55 tractors and 10 helicopters. The fire hazard re- mained extreme in the south and central areas of low to moderate elsewhere. August 23rd p.m. and 8 p.m. UTHMIDOI IXHIIITION GRANDSTAND available rht cats first six months of last Statistics Canada said Tues- day. Total payments dropped 24 per cent in June to S136 million from million in de- spite June's slight increase in Canada's jobless said the report on latest available fig- ures. The June figure also was two- per cent less than the mil- lion total in and marked the second straight month in which the monthly to- tal fell below the year earlier figure. The decline appeared to re- flect 1973's improved first-half economic situation com p a red the first six months of last year. Statistics Canada also said to- tal initial and renewed claims for jobless pay dropped 13 per cent to from in the first half of 1912. ALL SHOW DROP The report on June showed that total jobless payments dropped in all provinces and as expected in mid- summer. More total June jobless payments c o mpared with the same month a year earlier dropped in five prov- Ontario. Mani- Alberta and British Co- lumbia. Payment totals -were up over the year in Prince Edward Nova New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. The average weekly benefit payment for all of Canada was down 32 cents from May and up S6.55 from the report said. It gave these figures for Total benefits paid in June down S2.8 million from May and down SI.4 million from 1972. Aver- age benefit S70.93. up 16 cents from May and up over the year. fires wide land area BOISE. Idaho j Raging fires across eight north- western states have destroyed more than acres of tim- ber and grassland. More than almost eighty per cent of the trained forest fire crews in the United are fighting the blazes. The command centre for the battle said the price tag for timber losses and property damage may be hun- dreds of millions of dollars in Washington. Cal- Nevada and Wyoming. A spokesman for the Dick said several of the major Northern Oregon. Idaho and Montana fires are cf suspicious origin and the forest sen-ice has called in special investiga- tors. Since Monday 52 major fires have been of which 39 have been contained at a cost of acres. Thirteen were still i out of control today after de-1 stroying acres. Late Tuesday a spokesman I for the fire centre said gators have uncovered lit ciga- rettes inside books of matches left in dry or slow-burning candles placed atop piles of pine needles. They blamed I Wheatsr officials gave little hope of rain or cooler weather helping put out the fires. The nationol weather service says the extreme fire situation was caused by a mild winter with little a dry spring and dry summer. might just j one official until damr.ed woods burn Youiig girl witness in Corll slaying Tex. A 15-year-old girl went before the county grand jury Tuesday as a key witness in the killing Aug. 8 of Dean accused of the man behind the slaying of 27 young persons in a long-run- ning homosexual-murder case. Two floors of the courthouse were cleared of reporters by or- ders of juvenile court Judge Criss Cole shortly before her appearance. Rhonda Louise ths grand-jury was present when Corll was killed. She has been in custody of juvenile au- thorities since Corll's slaying bared a story of homosexual rape and death. Miss Williams was at Corll's horns when Elmer Wayne Hen- ley. telephoned police to say he had shot Corll to death. Henley said he shot in The grand jury namsd Henley last week in two indictments charging murder in the deaths of two teen-agers and named him jointly with David Owen Brooks on a charge of mur- der in the death of a third. The case moves today into state district court. Barn collapses COUTTS The walls of a 40-foot by 60-foot section of a chicken barn Tu- esfay while being moved frcr'. Courts to Coaldale. The acci- dent happened a curve about a mile out of Coutts. commentators as a sign of the strain the 60-year-old president has been under as a result ot the Watergate scandal. Nixon's Gerald acknowledged that the j president has been under pres- sure in recent evidently referring to the Wa- tergate affair. i But he played down the in- cident and suggested it arose because of the extraordinary situation in New where the Secret Service had received information about a possible as- sassinatiDn attempt against the president. Ziegler told reporters tltS tn- detent looked worse than it was j and the White House said rela- tions between Nixon and his 1 press secretary are excellent. i Nixon apparently became an- gered at the proximity of White House reporters and cam- eraman and felt Zieglsr was to blame. The president was clearly tense and perhaps put out by the reported assassination plot that marred his visit to New Orleans and forced him to can- eel a planned motorcade XVarren. the president's dep- uty press who now i handles daily question-and-an- sessions with reporters in place of Ziegler. brushed aside anv suggestion that strain has 1 affected Nixon's ability to gov- trn. He said there is no question in the president's and in the minds cf tbsse closest L that he is not only capable of carrying out his duties but is doing so. Weather and road report CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre In color starring Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills. August 22. Show at p.m. not suitable for children. MNCHER CRfcEK Fox Theatre In Technicolor starring Richard Burt- Raquel Virna Lisi and Joey Heatherton. Wed- August 22. Show at p.m. Restricted adult. TABER Tower Theatre In color starring Robert Red- ust 24 and 25. Wednesday shows at 7 and 9 p.m. ust 24 and 225. Wednesday shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Family. Syhes opposes proposed hike milk price SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L Prc Lethbridge 80 5S I'jicher Creek 83 53 Medicine Hat 94 65 Edmonton 72 52 Grande Prairie 69 50 .05 Banff........... 80 47 Calgary 77 51 Victoria......... 73 46 Penticton.....79 51 Prince George 70 40 Kamloops 81 56 Vancouver...... 69 49 Saskatoon 81 55 Regiiia 81 BO Winnipeg....... 75 53 Toronto.......66 43 Ottawa......... 77 52 .54 E2 58 48 St. John's...... 55 47 .09 Halifax 71 52 Charlottetown -69 52 Fredericfcon 75 57 .27 i Rome..........91 63 Paris 80 59 London 64 54 Berlin 68 41 Amsterdam 59 52 Tokyo 91 81 i Moscow........ 70 57 i Stockholm...... -61 48 I Chicago .....71 67 I New York........77 66 .17 Miami........79 71 .85 Los Angeles 87 69 Phoenix .......105 85 Medicine Hal- Late afternoon and evening thundci'sliowcrs in a few lo- caliti'cs. SV-'J. Lows 50- 55. T h u r s d a Afternoon sliowers. Higlis near 85. Calgary Sunny today. Highs 80-85. Isolated evening thundershowers. Lows near SO. Thursday. Afternoon showers. Highs 75-CO. Kootenay To- day and Sunny be- coming cloudy in northern i areas during t h e afternoon 1 with a few showers or isolated tbundershowers. Cooler on Thursday. H'ghs today 80 to 85 i and on Thursday 70 to 80. Lows tonight in the 40s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today with widely scattered showers and i isolated thunderstorms mostly I thunderstorms tcdr.y. Showers 1 and thunderstorms increasing and spreading into all but ex- treme northeast sections Thursday. A little cooler Thurs- day. Highs today mostly in 80s. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Thurs- day 75 to 85. West of Continental Variable cloudiness with scat- tered showers and isolated thunderstors today. Showers and thunderstorms increasing Thursday. Cooler T h u r s day. Highs today 80s. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Thursday 75 to 85. in RED DEER Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes said Tuesday the milk price increase farm- ers in Alberta are seeking would be a disaster for families on welfare. i He told the Public Utilities Board that if the increase is many children will likely go without sufficient milk in their diet. j The board is meeting to hear applications by the Alberta Milk Producers Association to increase prices by for every 100 pounds to Prison escapee heads for Ont. PRINCE ALBERT A convicted murderer who did not return to pentiteniary afer be- ing give a day pass may be heading towards the RCMP said Tuesday. The force said in a statement that th Harold Bill- is believed to be head- ing east and that his home town is Ont. They did not elaborate. RCMP in Manitoba and Ontario had been alerted to watch for the prisoner who is considered dangerous. The force said Monday they were per cent that Billyard not a ride to Saska- toon from a doctor. Billyard was convicted in 1966 of the murder of six-year-old Michael Clancy in Red Deer. Thomas director of the Saskatchewan -Penitentiary at Prince said Billyard es- caped Sunday night while at the home of a penientiary staff leaving in the staft member's car which was found the next morning in Wasktsieu National Park in Saskatche- wan. The issuance of a day pasi fo the prisoner has been criticized by Eldon Conserva- tive MP for Calgary North and former opposition justice critic. CLOSED For STOCK TAKING Aug. 24 and 25 Sorry For Any Inconvenience Caused Open Again Aug. 27 GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening ot one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways art in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY and Closing Aden 0 a.m. to 5 Carway 6 a.m. to Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 Coutts 24 Del Eonila R am. to 9 Kingsgate 24 Porthill Rykerts R a.m. to midnight. Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 Open Jims 1. Rooaeville 8 a.m. to midnight. ;