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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE liTHBRIDCE HERALD Augim News in brief Quake rocks Mexico City MEXICO CITY A vio- lent earthquake hit Mexico City shortly before dawn knocking out electricity In parts of the capital. Some fires broke but there was no imme- diate report of casualties. The earthquake hit at 4 a.m. local time and downtown sky- scrapers swayed for more than a minute. The fire department said the collapse of a building was re- ported in the southern section of the city. Truckers go on strike EDMONTON The 50 drivers and loaders at Pacific Western Trucking's local divi- sion went on strike Monday to get wage parity with other city truckers. The walkout comes dur- ing the nationwide strike of non-operating railway that has produced extra work for truckers. I M. H. general manager of the company in said Pacific Western is seeking an injunction aganst its em- ployees to bring them to work. Union members sadd they are paid an hour and want at least 4.65 to bring them into Hue with members of the same local working for other com- 1 panics. Zoo disturber on probation VANCOUVER frightening man was put on j Judge Lawrence EclTtardt probation for six months and j imposed the sentence on Robert ordered to stay away from the Stanley Park Zoo when he pleaded guilty in a provincial court Monday to disturbing and Campbell who police said jumped off the top of a monkey house at the zoo into the Seal pond. Ex-nun faces theft charge C-LEN Md. Elizabeth McAlister Ber- the former pLoman Catho- lic nun who married anti-war priest Rev. Philip was arrested here Monday and charged with Anne Arundel County police an- nounced. Mrs. Berrigan and Judith la a were charged with stealing worth of hardware goods. After being formally each was released on personal recognizance bond. They are to appear in court Sept. 26. Greenpeace captain expelled Oily soot covers wide area Mysterious iallout hits city Tahiti David Canadian captain of the nuclear-protest yacht Greenpeace was ex- pelled from Tahiti today as an a French gov- ernment spokesman said. McTaggart was flown out to Honolulu for a connection to Vancouver. He has been in the French military hospital here since bis yacht was arrested near the French nuclear test site at Mururoa Atoll. who says his eye was seriously injured in a brawl with French sailors during his was accompanied by Dr. R. G. McCreery of Vancouver and an official of the Canadian external affairs Serge both of whom arrived here during the weekend. Ont. A mysterious fallout of oily soot has hit for the second night in a row. I like to talk the asked Mrs. Gor-' don Glaus as she stood in her doorway Monday with black- ened and feet. look at me.'1 The soot that blanketed part of Windsor and several suburbs of neighboring Detroit Sunday I night returnsd J'oV--- Mrs. Claus and thousands of others will have to repeat Mon- day's housecleaning today. Windsor police said the soot's return was iust aw- and spread over the city's Cyclamates ban to remain OTTAWA The health department has received no re- quests to review its decision prohibiting use of an artificial sweetener used in diet foods and drinks. Dr. Alex assistant deputy minister in charge of the health protection said Monday he has received no word from manufacturers ask- ing for review of the ban im- posed in 1970. The food and drug adminis- tration in the United States an- nounced earlier that it will be asked later this month by Ab- bott Laboratories to review the 1969 ban in the U.S. Unicycler sets world record HALIFAX The Big Wheel made it Monday. On it was riding Wally Watts of who wobbled over beach and into the Atlantic MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS S. Phen. 328-8896 and Homo Owner RUO SHAMPOOER5 FLOOR SANDERS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY three months and one day after leaving English Bay in Van- couver to set a world record for unicycling. The bronzed 24-year-old fell off his cycle and into the the 272th tumble during the 550-mile ride across Canada. feel he said. I'm glad it's Earlier in the he broke the previous world miles set by Steve McPeak of Las Vegas. He also broke the 200-mile Canadian record he set himself. Mr. Watts said his trip was He estimated he met more than people dur- ing his all of whom en- couraged him. Condition of king improving HELSINGBORG Swe- den's 90-year-old Gus- taf VI appeared to be gaining ground Monday in his battle for survival after an emergency operation and five days in a respirator. The king's doctors said Mon- day evening his condition had improved although it was still serious. Gustaf's heart function was regular for the first time since Sunday night and his kidneys were functioning closer to nor- a medical bulletin said. j It added that doctors' earlier i suspicions of new internal bleeding had not been con- firmed. Medical experts have been impressed with the king's abil- ity to rally after half his stom- ach and duodenum were re- moved in surgery last They said only about two per cent of patients Gustaf's age survive such an operation. members of the king's family gathered at the hospital while a crowd of about 500 waited outside. MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE DyiMtl Copleu Reg. Foil Clearanca WIGS '20 HAIR CARE PRODUCTS Scarves Jewellery Fall clearance Special Selection priced to clear at OH ...2 LINGERIE and Summer Purses Selection at Off BOUTIQUES and Gift hems Selection at OH MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE Moll Phone 321-1SU west closest to Detroit. Police said the fallout was not as heavy as Sunday's but seemed worse because of tem- peratures in the 90s and high humiciity. A police spokesman said the fallout was gritty and many persons found it difficult to breathe. SENT TO HOSPITAL Two Windsor constables com- plained of nausea and breathing problems and were treated and released from a hospital. Resi- dents with respiratory diseases were urged to stay indoors as much as possible. Environmental officials have not yet pinpointed the source of the oily grime. But in Edmund pollution-con- trol supervisor for Wayne said H10 was from oil-fired equipment. Two power plants in the area use oil-fired equipment. situation is pathetic in some of these said Da- vid engineer for the Ontario air management branch in Windsor. woke up and their skin was their Woman dies in storm YORKTON. Sask. A severe storm ripping through southern Saskatchewan Monday killed a woman in Regina a lightning bolt and caused damage estimated at million in Yorkton. The troubles were caused by a line of thunderstorms that produced reports of hailstones as large as baseballs in Regina and more than three inches of rain in Yorkton. Accompanying strong winds blew down toppled power flooded basements and damaged roofs in Yorkton. The victim of the lightning bolt was a woman who was struck in the parking lot of a service station. She was not identified. No injuries were reported in Yorkton although part of a school was demolished while some houses lost their roofs. clothes were their their Mrs. Claus's troubles were typical of those w-hose boats and swimming pools were blanketed. been cleaning ever since I got up this she said Monday as she slumped into a chair. Police seek convicted i murdered B.C. A 28-year-old convicted mur- derer was still at large today after escaping from the me- dium-security Matsqui prison Monday morning. Four other men were caught hours after they escaped and within a few miles of the prison. Robert Allan for- merly of was sen- tenced to life imprisonment in 1968 for non-capital murder. He i was convicted in Vancouver of murdering his Linda Anne Wood. The working in the prison's automobile body stole a sedan and rammed it through the prison's gate while a tower guard pumped four shots into the car. Donald Kennealy. of Van- serving 12 years for and Dennis Warren of serving seven years for posses- sion of stolen property and pos- session of an offensive were the first to be recaptured. Larry George of serving two years and 10 months for rob- bery and breaking and and Harry Roy of vic- serving years and three months for breaking and robbery and escaping were recaptured a few hours after Kennealy and Smith. Matsqui director Jim Phelps said he believes Williams is but should consid- ered dangerous. Church group to assist Portuguese draft evaders By EDWARD B. FISKE New York Times Service GENEVA The World Coun- cil of Churches has voted today to raise funds to aid Portuguese draft evaders and deserters who oppose their country's military activities in Mozambique and Guinea. The ecumenical body also took two steps to further the growing concern in xvestern churches about the social im- plications of their investment policies. It issued a new list of companies doing business in white-ruled African countries and took preliminary steps to- ward the formation of a church- organized development bank. The actions were taken during the current eight-day meeting at the Central Committee of the which is made up of 283 Protestant and Eastern Or- thodox churches in 90 countries. DM ISO-member central com- mittee is its principal poUcy- The resolution on which was adopted unanimous- stated that an estimated 000 to people have emi- grated to France and other Western European countries in order to avoid involvement in what it termed Portugal's in her African territories. Among the the res- olution were young men who left Portugal before being called into military service and a large group of some of whom have arrived from Af- rica with the help of liberation The council voted to raise annually for the next five years from churches and otiter sources to assist organ- izations giving material and le- gal aid to these displaced per- sons. It termed the project a i n continuity with paat profranu to mmmtmt Its not funny Three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom residents of Windsor's west had good reason to be glum when he woke up Monday morning. like many other west side was covered with a sub- stance that took two or three baths to remove. Air management personnel in ths Ontario city were at- tempting to determine the source of the faM out. People with respiratory ailments were advised to stay indoors. Stiffer penalty is sought for plane hijackers Protestant memorial wrecked BELFAST A bomb wrecked a cherished sym- bol of Protestant ascendancy in Northern Ireland today only hours before the scheduled ar- rival of British Prime Minister Heath. And at a part-time soldier in the Ulster Defence Regiment was shot dead and a policeman injured in an ambush by gunmen. The destruction of the George Walker memorial in London- a huge stone statue placed high on the ancient city was a grim overture to Heath's two-day mission to the province. Walker is one of Northern Ire- land's leading Protestant heroes and the statue was a London- derry landmark. He became part of the province's folklore by raising a private army to de- fend the city against the troops of James II in 1688. Angry crowds gathered shortly after the explosion. torn the Protestant heart out of said one bystander. The memorial's destruction added to increasing violence in the province over the last few days which has spurred one of the most costly and elaborate security screens ever set up for the visit of a British prime min- ister. New contract offer planned DETROIT Chrysler executives planned to present their contract proposals today to the United Auto Workers un- ion. Details of the offer were se- cret. One Chrysler spokesman said copy hasn't even left the building where it was And UAW President Leonard Woodcock said he had no details on what the company might propose. Union leaders said an offer 18 days before UAW contracts ex- pire Sept. 14 at Ford and General Motors would be the earliest in history. Ordinar- contract offers have been made seven to 10 days before the old pacts expire. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS. Paria-Dr. Outel leader if a newly-formed Chad opposition party was shot. Calgary-Miss Ivy one of the founders of the Canadian Youth Hostels Associ- ROME _ The Inter- national Civil Aviation Organ- ization today began a 23-day conference on antihijacking measures. A proposal for a committee to determine if any countries were too lenient with put forward by Norway and has the support of the United States. U.S. sources conced-ad that the committee's findings would amount only to moral con- but they said even this should be effective in- strument against Britain and Switzerland pro- posed that till nations agree to close their air space to aircraft of countries that refuse to pros- ecute or extradite hijackers. This proposal was not consid- ered likely to get the affirma- tive vote from two-thirds of the 128-member nations necessary for adoption. The Soviet Union is proposing that all hijackers be extradited to the countries owning the hi- jacked planes rather than being tried by the countries in which they land. The United States says it is in favor of extradition but not those who might j otherwise have qualified for re- ugee This means that it is in favor of prosecution and asylum for persons who hijack planes of the Communist coun- tries to escape to the West. Two past international meet- ings on one in The Hague in 1970 and the other in Montreal a year agreed that air pirates should either be prosecuted or extradited. But the agreements were never made a part of the agency's constitution and remain unen- forceable. A French proposal before this conference would incorporate the provisions of The Hague and Montreal meetings into the agency constitution and would expel members refusing to rat- ify the new rules. needs two-thirds approval. If no strong amihijack meas- ures are inter- national airline pilots have threatened a boycott of nations that won't get tough with air pi- rates. But conference sources said the agency's members are now under strong pressure for international action against sky- jackings. Re-open road PHNOM PENH A government armored column smashed through Khmer Rouge positions on Highway 4 reopening Pl.._-a Penh's high- way to the said the Cam- bodian general in command. The Cambodian capital's other major supply High- way 5 to the rice belt in the still was blocked by the insurgents. But a tug pullsd 750 tons of ammunition up the Mekong River from South Viet- nam without being attacked. It was the second convoy to sail up the river in four days. Weather and road report i SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lcthbridge '1 46 Pincher Creek .76 51 Medicine Hat.....77 44 Edmonton .....66 42 .16 Grande Prairie 64 36 Banff .60 47 .02 Calgary...... 67 41 Victoria..........68 51 .09 Penticton 74 53 Prince George 59 46 Kamloops....... 74 53 .64 51 .16 Saskatoon .78 52 .09 Regina 86 55 .31 Winnipeg...... 85 70 Toronto..........91 76 Ottawa ..-.......84 69 .83 65 1 80 St. John's.........65 51 Halifax...... 71 60 x. Fredericton .......78 61 Charlottetown .73 61 Chicago......... 97 77 New York...... 88 77 Miami......- 88 75 .46 Los Angeles ......77 61 Phoenix 103 73 Rome 63 Paris 75 61 .73 63 Berlin........- 81 48 Amsterdam 66 59 Moscow.........52 36 Stockholm ..63 46 Tokyo...........91 77 Mexico City 72 57 Lethbiidgc Medicine Hat Today and Sunny with brisk west winds. Highs 70-75. Lows 45-50. I Calgary Today and Wed- Sunny with brisk west I winds near the mountains this after noon and Wednesday. Highs near 65. Lows 40-45. Columbia Today Mostly cloudy. A few show- jers Columbia district spread- ing to the Kootenays by this afternoon. Windy near the the showers. Highs 60 to 65 ex- cept near 70 in the south. Over- night lows 40 to 45. Wednes- Mostly sunny. Highs 65 i to 70 in the north and near 75 in the south. j MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today through Wednesday. Cooler in the east I today. Windy along the east slopes of the Rockies. Widely scattered showers in the moun- tains Wednesday. Highs today 70-80. Lows 40-50. Highs Wed- nesday 75-85. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy. Widely scatter- ed showers late this afternoon through Wednesday. Lows 40- 50. Highs today and Wednes- Iday 70-80. GRAIN AUGERS Good Selection still available Flexible Hoppers and Spouts GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAT COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 Carway 6 t.m. to Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 Coutts 24 Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 p.m Kingsgate 24 Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 Open June BL tn midnight. ;