Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Lindbergh and plane buried in khaki shirt. 'Lone Eagle' buried simply HANA, Hawaii (AP) Charles Lindbergh, who caused worldwide excitement with his "Lone Eagle" flight from New York to Paris in 1927, was buried Mon- day in a small, seaside graveyard less than eight hours after his death. The only family members present when the 72-year- old aviation hero was buried beside the non- denominational Kipahulu Hawaiian Church were his widow. Anne, and one of the five Lindbergh children. Land. The of which Lindbergh had written himself was delivered by a young Protestant minister. Rev. John Tincher. At his own request. Lindbergh was buried in a khaki shirt and dark cotton trousers. His coffin of eucalyptus wood was built by cowboys from nearby ranches. Dr. Milton Howell, a longtime friend, said Lindbergh died of cancer of the lymphatic system. The pioneer aviator had spent the last eight days of his life in Hawaii after a month-long stay in New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to his wife and Land, Lindbergh is surviv- ed bj sons Jon of Washington state and Scott of Paris, and daughters Reeve of New England and Anne Lindbergh Feydi of Paris. It took Lindbergh 33V2 hours to wing his way to avia- tion immortality in "The Spirit of St. Louis." First plane cost The 25-year-old former barnstormer and pioneer air mail pilot found instant fame and fortune. But awaiting him also was great personal tragedy and dark political denunciation and innuendo. Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born in Detroit. Mich., Feb. 4, 1902. He grew up in Little Falls. Minn.. where his father was a five-term congressman. In those early days of aviation, Lindbergh served an apprenticeship as a wingwalker, barnstormer and a member of a small band of hardy aviation pioneers who risked their lives to fly the mail. He bought his first plane for Lindbergh was lured into his great adventure by a prize for the first transatlantic non-stop flight from New York to Paris. Others before him had flown across the Atlantic, though never alone. With the backing of a St. Louis group. Lindbergh supervised construction of a Ryan airplane, and on May 20, 1927, he took off from Long Island's Roosevelt Field in "The Spirit of St. Louis." At Le Bourget airport in Paris, wildly enthusiastic Frenchmen mobbed Lindbergh's plane as it landed. But characteristically, he felt it necessary to introduce himself. "I'm Charles he told the first to reach j him. Showered with medals and honors, "Lucky Lindy" i came home to adulation. To promote aviation, he toured 75 cities in what turned out to be one long triumphal parade. Later, as a goodwill ambassador to Latin America, j Lindbergh met Anne Spencer Morrow, daughter of j U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Dwight Morrow. They j were married on May 27, 1929. Seeking a measure of solitude, the Lindberghs took asylum in a home built in a secluded section of New i: Jersey near the village of Hopewell. It was here that ij tragedy came to the couple. i Fled to England On March 1, 1932, their firstborn, 19-month-old Charles Lindbergh Jr., was kidnapped from his second- floor crib. Lindbergh paid a ransom. But the baby was already dead, its skull shattered. A truck driver came across the body in a shallow grave less than five miles from the Lindbergh home May 12, 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a carpenter, was con- victed of the abduction in a six-week kidnap trial and was electrocuted April He had been arrested in the act of passing a marked ransom bill, and in ransom money was found in his Bronx home. Lindbergh and his wife fled to England. With them they took their second son, Jon, born after his brother's tragic death. Lindbergh returned in 1939, with the U.S. edging closer to the European crisis that led to the Second World War. He campaigned against U.S. entry, called for a negotiated peace with Nazi Germany and argued that modern airpower precluded any successful U.S. intervention. Critics demanded that Lindbergh return the Order of the German Eagle, awarded him by Nazi air leader Hermann Goering. Eventually, President Franklin Roosevelt indirectly questioned Lindbergh's patriotism and denounced him as an appeaser. The Lethbridge Herald VOL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1974 24 Pages 15 CENTS Electric bills may rise in 'Bike bylaw should be reviewed9 In light of recent comments, mostly adverse, the city's bicycle bylaw should be reviewed, Aid. Bill Kergan said Monday. He proposed a committee of one alderman, the city solicitor and police chief take another look at the bylaw, particularly the no cycling on arterial roads provision that's sparked howls of complaint from cycling enthusiasts. Council took no formal action on Aid. Kergan's suggestion but the committee could apparently be set up by Mayor Andy Anderson. Aid. Kergan said if nothing is done he'll bring it before council again in two weeks. "It should be reviewed and he said. By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Calgary Power plans to ask for a seven to 10 per cent rate increase by December which could force up city electric bills in 1975. It will mean the city may have to retreat from last Friday's predictions that there would be no increases in Lethbridge electrical rates before 1976. The city has said it will ab- sorb a 4.1 per cent surcharge being requested from the Public Utilities Board by the company at hearings this week. But it is doubtful the utilities department could ab- sorb the entire impact of an additional across the board increase. If approved, the surcharge will be imposed for the last thre'e months of this year to make up revenues lost in the first three months before the last rate increase was approved. The across the board re- quest is considered necessary by the company to meet high interest rates, finance a high cost capital program to meet growing demands for power and pay for other inflating costs. "We may have to look at it in 75 if they are awarded 10 per cent." 6. P. Erdos, city utility director, said today. Mr. Erdos said he is not sur- prised that the company would request an increase to meet rising costs. But the amount may have caught the city by surprise. Only Friday. Mr. Erdos said, "Unless there are drastic changes somewhere. we don't see an increase in city electrical rates before 1976." Electrical rates were last increased in the city in 1973 by about per year. Mr. Erdos said he could not predict how much they might climb in 1975 The city could pass on increases as they come along or wait to pass on a larger lumped increase, he said. Whether the company -asks for seven per cent or as much as 10 per cent depends on the PUB decision on the sur- charge request and other cir- cumstances, a Calgary Power spokesman said today. The company has increased its rates by 20.4 per cent over 1972 charges. But the spokesman said the increase to the consumer was cushion- ed by a roundabout return of increased federal taxes paid by Calgary Power. Federal taxes returned to the consumer through the province kept the increase to 11 per cent, he said. However, the impact of another rate hike would not be cushioned. The city would decide whether to oppose a rate increase after the company makes its application in December. Lethbridge now buys all of its power from the company after the sale to Calgary Power this summer of the river valley power plant. Grain strike inquiry asked VANCOUVER (CP) A spokesman for 550 grain workers here says there should be a judicial inquiry to investigate labor relations in the grain handling industry. Grain exports halted Mon- day and a lengthy shutdown of the industry appeared certain. A Canadian Wheat Board spokesman in Winnipeg said shipments from Vancouver, normally 30 million bushels a month, were 100 million bushels below last year's rate to the end of July. Pickets protesting layoffs went up Monday at Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd., United Grain Growers Ltd. and Alberta Wheat Pool. Companies reacted by lock- ing out workers at Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Burrard Terminals Ltd. Soyuz launch The Russian Soyuz 15 rocket is launched Monday carrying two cosmonauts for a probable linkup with the Salyut 3 space laboratory. It was the second manned Soviet space flight in less than two months. See news briefs, Page 2. 6Kenora citizens are real victims of Indian dispute' Rape victim protection legislation pending TORONTO (CP) Federal Justice Minister Otto Lang said Monday legislation restricting courtroom attacks on the character of rape vic- tims will be introduced at the next session of Parliament. Mr. Lang said in an inter- view that amendments to the Criminal Code will permit a defence lawyer to question a rape victim's character only when the trial judge "con- siders it clearly relevant." The justice minister said that decision probably will have to be made after the judge had questioned the com- plainant with the jury absent. Mr. Lang, here for the an- nual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, said changes in law also will prohibit the publication or broadcast of a victim's name. "Most of the press avoids that already, but now it will be in the he said. No Herald labor Day The Herald will not publish Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day. Display advertisers are reminded of the following ad deadlines: Ads to appear in The Herald Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4 must be received before 5 p.m. Thursday. Aug. 29. Ads for Thursday. Sept. 5 by Friday, Aug. 30. and for Friday, Sept. 6 by noon Tuesday, Sept. 3. Classified advertisements received by a.m. Satur- day. Aug. 31 will appear Tuesday. KENORA, Ont. (CP) "This used to be a relatively nice says Pearl Ban- nister. "Now it's the dirtiest place, with drunks all over the street. "We have 12-year-old kids pointing guns at the faces of people going off to play golf nearby." Mrs. Bannister is vice- chairman of a new citizens' committee that hopes to end the occupation of Anicinabe Park, held since July 22 by the Seen and heard About town Bill Cousins gladly return- ing to the classroom to escape a dismal season of golf.. Ab Paskuski going without coffee and declaring a coffee urn out of order when all he had to do was turn the lever up instead of down. Ojibway Warriors Society which says it has legal title., A 10-day truce negotiated between the Indians and the town ends Wednesday, and the committee told town council Monday night that if the oc- cupation does not end by then a formal request for removal Steelworkers to meet with King TRAIL, B.C. (CP) Representatives of the United Steelworkers of America and Cominco Ltd were to meet Labor Minister Bill King today, a union spokesman said Monday. More than union members have been on strike against Cominco here and at Kimberley and Salmo since July 1, with retirement at 55 after 30 years service a key- issue. of the Indians should be sent to attorney-general. "li's an unbelievable situ- said Mrs. Bannister, who blamed a certain element in Kenora's Indian population for making the downtown area "almost unliveable." Fluoride question on ballot Lethbridge residents will get a chance to express their opinion on fluoridation on the Oct. 16 civic election ballot. City council voted un- animously with little discus- sion Monday to put the fluoridation question on the ballot, following a request for its inclusion by Dr. L.C. Matheson. city dental officer. He was supported in the move by the Lethbridge and District Dental Society and the Alberta Dental Association. Four previous attempts to put fluoride in the city's water supply were defeated at the polls. A simple majority is re- quired for the measure to be approved. Turks say UN troops can stay ATHENS (AP) United Nations peacekeeping troops apparently will be allowed to remain in the Turkish- controlled part of Cyprus, UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim indicated today. Arriving here from talks with Turkish leaders in Ankara, Waldheim told reporters: "I have discussed this problem with the Turkish government and they have not requested me to withdraw troops from Turkish-held areas." Senior UN officers in Nicosia said last week they were under mounting pressure to pull out of northern Cyprus. They said Turkish troops were driving UN troops out of their positions, often under threat of force, and were blocking UN convoys with food and medicine for Greek Cypriots marooned in the Turkish zone. The secretary-general's second visit to the Greek leaders completed his fact- finding tour of the capitals of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Inside LOAMSJ 7 need it to buy a 1975 American car.' Classified........18-22 Comics.............8 Local Markets...........17 Sports...........10-12 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH WED. 75; SUNNY, WARM. Marketing agency destroys 9 million bad eggs OTTAWA (CP) A spokes- man for the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency confirmed, today that improper storage has forced the destruction of nine million eggs destined for the processing industry. However, James D. Fisher, partner in a public relations firm representing the agency, denied that the taxpayer would foot the bill for the ruin- ed eggs. He said in an inter- view the loss would be borne by the producers. "It's the responsibility of the Mr. Fisher said. "Every dozen eggs sold to the processing industry is sold at less than the cost of production, so the producers subsidize every egg product in the country." But he conceded the cost to the producer almost certainly is passed on to the purchaser of whole eggs. The eggs, in cases of 30 dozen eggs each, were de- stroyed by the agency Monday because their bacteria count had risen to the point where they were a health hazard. They had been in storage be- tween four and six months. Mr. Fisher said this happen- ed because the normal storage facilities, in which eggs are kept under carefully- controlled conditions, were filled to capacity when the agency acquired the surplus eggs. "Storage was he said, adding that what was available "wasn't absolutely 100 per cent." He also confirmed that the agency had raised the price of eggs for freezing and drying to 42 cents a dozen from 27 cents last week, an increase of 55 per cent. He blamed market scarcity for the price rise. As well, Canadian processors have been told they cannot buy eggs even at the 42-cent price because the agency has contracted with American processors for delivery of eggs at 35 cents a dozen. Mr. Fisher indicated, how- ever, that Ontario has a large surplus of eggs and that the producer-established agency will offer to purchase these, perhaps easing the price situ- ation. "I assume these eggs are going to be finding themselves in the processing market and no shortages are going to be occurring." He said that, while the proc- essing industry faces a tem- porary scarcity of eggs, the table market is meeting all present demands. Canadian producers have reduced output by about two per cent since last year as the egg marketing agency tighten- ed quotas. However, con- sumers ate fewer eggs because of the resultant higher prices; annual per- capita consumption dropped to an estimated 19 dozen this year from 20.5 dozen in 1973 and 21 dozen in 1970.