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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE lETHBHIDbe News in brief Plane crash kills 24 MADRID A United States Air Force trans- port plane carrying service- men's relatives from Athens to here crashed west of Madrid late Tuesday killing all but one of the 25 persons on board. A U.S. embassy spokesman said the four-engine jet crashed near about 42 miles west of here. The semi-official Spanish news agency Cifra said the sur- vivor was Lieut. William 25. It said he suffered a frac- tured leg. The plane was carrying 17 passengers and a crew of eight. The embassy spokesman said the Starlifter aircraft was mak- ing a regular flight from Athens to Torrejon shuttling depend- ants of servicemen. Army officers executed DAMASCUS The Syr- ian secret police have secretly executed 42 army officers fol- lowing an attempt to assassi- nate President Hafez foreign diplomats in the Syrian capital report. Syrian informants said about 60 officers disappeared after being arrested by the secret po- headed by Assad's Col. Rifaat Assad. The diplomats said the presi- dent was ambushed July 12 as he was totting northern Syria. His car was riddled by and a report published in Beirut said he was shot in the leg. Lebanese doctors who treated him at the time said they per- formed minors urgery to cor- rect a leg inflammation. 53 die in factory' fire JAKARTA Police said 53 persons were trapped and killed Tuesday when a fire- cracker factory exploded and burned in on the outskirts of this Indonesian cap- ital. A fifth of those killed were women. The cause of the fire was not immediately but police said the owner of the factory had locked the 200 workers inside. Inflation needs discussion OTTAWA The recall of Parliament to deal with increasingly intolerable and de- structive rail should not be used for a useless battle on rising food the president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture said Tuesday. In a letter to Parliamentary Charles Munro said Parliament's emphasis should be on solving the problem of in- flation. should not be made the occasion for a fruitless and dis- ruptive battle about food as if there were some magic wand that could be waved to roll back food He said there is no food short- age in Canada there is a combination of supply and de- mand plus the impact of general that has created an unusual rise in food prices over a relatively short Ailing king continues fight Organized crime talks kept secret Where quake struck HELSINGBORG Ninety-year-old King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden remained in critical condition in hospital to- day but no major deterioration was reported. Doctors said Tuesday night that examination has revealed further ulceration of the stom- ach but no additional bleeding. Hail damage extensive WINNIPEG Insur- ance adjusters estimate that more than in auto and oher property damage re- sulted from Monday's hail storm in the Dauphin-Grand- view area of Manitoba. Hail stones as large as base- balls pounded the area before the storm blew itself out. An agent for the Manitoba Crop In- surance Corporation said dam- age to most crops in the area was 65 to 75 per with more than 500 damage claims already filed. Adjusters feel the full extent of the damage won't be known for and the total could exceed the estimated CHARLOTTETOWN Closed-door discussions on or- ganized crime and several pos- sibly controversial resolutions are expected to attract atten- tion today at the annual con- vention of the Canadian Associ- ation of Police Chiefs The chiefs wanted the ses- sions closed to air what are re- ported to be wide differences of opinion on the fight against or- ganizsd crime and on some res- olutions not made public. Maurice St. recently retired chief of the Quebec Pro- vincial Police and chair- man of the CACP's organizsd crime is expected to have some candid words of the subject. Plead guilty to charge SAN Calif. Two San Diego men pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in a case involving the largest amount of LSD ever seized in the United the San Diego County organized crime prevention unit said. Clarence Batchelder. and his son both face maximum federal sentences of 30 years in prison fines. They were charged with con- spiracy to distribute and possess about half a pound of the drug LSD with an esti- mated street resale value of million. Missing reporters return SAIGON Five Eu- ropean reporters returned today from a Viet Cong zone north of Saigon in good after spending a week observing the life and activities of the Viet- namese Communists. South Vietnamese military sources said the five men drove to a government army post early today. They were driven to the army checkpoint at Tuyet about 35 miles north of Saigon. They went missing Aug. 22 after driving without stopping through the last government checkpoint on Route a con- tested highway. 15 injured in mishap NICOSIA At least 15 persons were injured today when a Czechoslovak airliner made a forced landing at Ni- cosia airport and caught fire. It was not immediately known how many persons were aboard. Airport sources said the plane was flying from Damascus to Prague with Syrian and Czech- oslovak passengers. Food-and-mouth disease spreads ROME Europe is fac- ing the worst foot-and-mouth disease threat to its livestock in many the UN Food and Agricultural Organization warn- ed today. It said the threat came from a fast spreading epidemic in Turkey. The results might be if it were to spill Into Europe. FAO said an emergency two- day meeting will start in An- kara Thursday to consider ur- gent measures to help Turkey fight the disease and turn Turkey's European into a barrier to stop the virus from spreading to Eu- The epidemic spilled into Tur- key from Iran early this FAO reported. It said 77 indi- vidual outbreaks of the Asian type of foot-and-mouth have al- ready been recorded since. By last week the disease had reached only 60 miles from the Bosporus. is the nearest Asian foot-and-mouth disease has ever come to an FAO spokesman said. type has never been found outside the Asian continent up to now. Since European herds have no natural immunity to this virus the disease could be ca- tastrophic if it reached Eu- Neiv wage pact offer rejected DETROIT United Auto Workers re- jecting a Chrysler Corp. con- traci offer as a re- sumed their efforts today to win an acceptable pact from the auto-maker. not clear about what happens UAW President Leonard Woodcock said Tues- day after union bargainers unanimously rejected the offer minutes after Chrysler sub- mitted it. The offer called for three-per-cent wage increases in each of the next three years. The union has not given de- tails of its wage demands in negotiating with the bargaining target in seeking new contracts with the three largest U.S. auto-makers. Con- tracts with Ford and General Motors expire Sept. 14. don't think they want a but they're not working very hard to avoid UAW Viee-President Doug Fraser j said after seeing Chrysler's of- fer. optimism we may have had about a settlement cer- tainly seems Wood- cock said. GUIDELINES MET William Chrysler vice-president for said last week that the com- pany's offer would be within federal guidelines holding wage and fringe benefits increases to 6.2 per cent. On he told report- dont intend to talk about costs. We'll just say it is within government Woodcock also declined to dis- cuss over-all costs of the Chrys- ler be ashamed. It well could go into the But in an interview he was non-committal. He said he resigned from the QPP because he had plished what he set out to do he took over the job five I years ago. He felt he needed a rest. His resignation last January had nothing to do with recent reports linking Pierre the late Quebec labor with criminal elements in Mon- he said. Mr. St. Pierre 90 per cent of what has been said and written about Mr. Laporte is falsa. PUT ONUS ON DOCTORS One resolution to be discussed would put more responsibility on hospitals and doctors to re- port any patients who appear to have suffered injuries from criminal actions. There was also to be a pre- sentation on the changing role of police prepared by the federal solicitor-general's de- partment. In a speech to the chiefs Solicitor-General War- ren Allmand said they would find the study interesting and a few chiefs who have sesn it said they agreed. Mr. Allmand repeated his op- position to capital saying it was an inefficient way to curb murders. It was social conditioning and not capital punishment that kept most people from becoming he said. The long-term advo- cates of capital have been at loggerheads with the solicitor-general on that topic. CACP president Jack Shrubb of said fear of execution was the major de- terrent for killers and that most Canadians favor reinstatement of capital punishment. The Commons has given sec- ond reading to legislation ex- tending the moratorium on cap- ital punishment. Residents of Rio are shown Tues- day sifting through the rubble of their homes which were destroyed when an earthquake hit the area. Officials estimate that at least 33 persons were killed in Rio Blanco. Legal profession need for changes stressed By MARVIN ZIV1TZ VANCOUVER The need for the legal profession to initiate a recurrent theme at the annual meeting of the Canadian Bar was voiced again Tuesday. Edmonton lawyer D. C. speaking at a panel discussion on the prospects for the judiciary in said if the profession does not implement necessary will do people must fsel that our system of the adminis- tration of justice is constantly ca- pable of responsive to the needs of people as well as to the need to apply the Mr. McDonald's comments came during another busy day for the delegates as the CBA held discussions on wids- ranging topics. Five keynote resolutions debated Monday were to be brought to a general session today and Thursday for approval. j Mr. McDonald said many of j the questions he posed been discussed during recent years by our chief by our judges and by DISCUSSIONS INFORMAL the judicial dis-j cussions are in camera and the lawyers' discussions have been informal and He proposed interprovincial judicial exchanges to help com- bat the risk of fatigue and stag- nation that may affect judges because of the volume of work and its repetitiveness. He also suggested the tem- porary assignment of appellate justices as trial judges. He quoted an appellate judge in Al- berta as saying he would wel- come trial work for a couple of months every two or three years. Serious debate and considera- tion should be given to a pro- posal that judges should retire with the jury when it considers the verdict. Mr. McDonald quoted Mr. Justice William Sinclair of the Alberta Supreme Court as call- ing for a basic change in atti- recognition that judges exist to serve the and not the reverse. the final the courts can function in a demo- cratic society only when they have the goodwill and the sup- port of the great majority of the people behind One of the most controversial statements of the day came from Regina lawyer Morris Shumiatcher concerning om- budsman. Dr. Shumiatcher said the role of ombudsman as established in several provinces is snare and a and will lead to a new layer of bureaucracy. act that creates an om- budsman raises in the hearts and minds of the public great expectations. He is believed to be invested with omnipotence and but this is pretentious and A resolution passed at the family law forum recommended that the only ground for divorce be a breakdown of marriage conclusively proven by a one- y e a r separation. Present grounds for divorce include prolonged addiction to drugs or alcohol and three years separa- tion in the case of divorce ac- tion by the spouse who has been left and five years separation for the deserting spouse. The resolution for single- divorce and many oth- ers recommended at section meetings will be presented along with the five keynote res- olutions to all delegates. Power plants responsible for mysterious oily soot Power demands problem BEAUTY QUEEN ILL HONOLULU Terry Anne reigning Miss has been taken to hos- pital with a respiratory in- a spokesman said Tues- day. Miss ar- rived here Sunday from a tour Early start j expected on high rise An earlier start than was an- ticipated can be expected on the senior citizens high an Alberta Housing Corporation director said today. Local architects Mit- Watson will present de- tailed plans and cost estimates to the AHC board meeting Sept. 12 and if approved will go to tender Fred Wcatherup told The Herald. The government and AHC are not holding up the Mr. Weatherup and are ready to go ahead with the sen- ior citizens complex in Alber- as soon as plans are sub- mitted. Mayor Andy Ander- son had said the high rise con- struction was delayed while the government passed legislation concerning the financing of VQRK Utilities j braced for another bout with se- elearic power demands to- day as a wave of muggy air continued to give much of the East Coast and midwestern United States the miseries. The New York State Power Pool and other systems reduced voltage Tuesday when tempera- tures in the mid to upper 90s resulted in large consumption of electricity by air conditioners. Some power failures were re- ported. Auto companies closed down several midwestern plants bs- cause of the heat while about 750 sweltering workers at two other plants walked off their jobs. New York City suffered through a year-high tempera- ture of 98 degrees as Consoli- dated Edison reported a record power demand. In the tempera- ture reached 97 degrees and the capital's metropolitan area was under an air-pollution alert for tha 17th day this summer. In the Detroit where the temperature reached 96 de- union officials prodded Chrysler Corp. into closing its engine and assembly plants in and j sending workers home. American Motors decided to close down its Kenosha assem- bly and Milwaukee body plants in Wisconsin as well as a Jeep facility in Ohio. A company spokesman said workers were sent home a decision made on the basis of it was just too hot to i Decision awaited on car prices WASHINGTON The Cost-of-Living Council may de- cide within a week whether to grant Phase 4 price increases sought by the big four United States a council spokesman says. The proposed rang- ing from a model sought by American Motors to a sought by take ef- fect automatically unless the council vetoes them. General Motors has asked for an in- crease averaging a a model. Representatives of all four have said the increases will be in- adequate to meet increasing and additional increases may be requested in the near future. Representatives of all four auto-makers indicated to the council Tuesday that they will probably seek additional price costs. Henry vice-president for finance of General said GM has not had a price increase to cover material or wage costs since although such costs have increased a vehicle on the average. The increases now under con- the auto-makers are to recover the cost of gov- ernment-ordered safety and anti-pollution equipment on 1974 including improve- ments for seat belts and roofs. DETROIT Detroit Edison Co. employees say one of the utility's power plants was responsible for the oily soat that fell on both sides of the Detroit River for two nights. One Edison who asked not to be said Tuesday that black smoke thick you could walk across began spewing from a smoke- stack at Edison's River Rouge plant Sunday night. A worker on the Sunday mid- night shift said Edison smoke- stacks were ''blowing out smoke all and the situ- ation was not corrected until an inspector closed a faulty damper at 8 a.m. Monday. Falling soot blanketed a 10- mile band cutting across De- several suburbs and Wind- Across the Detroit River Authorities were inundated with complaints about black- ened homes and clothes. A spokesman for the air pol- lution control division of the Wayne County health depart- ment said Tuesday that a civil suit will be filed under Mich- igan's Environmental Protec- tion Act of 1970. Under the the air pol- lution division can seek only to have Detroit Edison ordered to present a program to and avoid recurrences the problem. No monetary or puni- tive judgments can be sought. Detroit Edison officials de- clined to comment on the planned suit. The health department spofcssman said the fallout came during a fuel changeover at the Edison plant. Ha said the utility was switch- ing to a less-polluting fuel in co- operation with the county pro- gram to comply with federal air-quality standards. Montana plant to be expanded Mont. The Hoerner Waldorf Corp. has an- nounced plans for a million expansion of its pulp and paper mUl 15 miles west of Missoula in western Montana. The which has head- quarters in St. ap- plied for a state construction permit which included an en- vironmental impact statement. Gov. Thomas Judge unveiled plans here for the proposed plant with Roy Countryman of Hoorner Waldorf's vice president of operations. Judge said 600 people would be needed to build the which will have ISO permanent Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Jl 75 71 80 70 65 Lci'ibridgc Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grand Prairie Baiff .......62 Calgary .........71 Victoria..........61 Penticton.......77 Prince George 66 Kamloops 79 Vancouver .61 Saskatoon....... 76 Regina..........73 Winnipeg.......83 Toronto.........9S Ottawa .....86 Montreal ........86 St. John's........67 Halifax ........72 Chartottetown .70 Fredericton ......81 Chicago.........93 New York 98 Miami........86 Los Angeles..... 77 Phoenix.......104 Prc. 49 45 43 47 .02 43 42 46 49 49 41 47 52 .16 44 44 53 68 65 61 56 .73 59 .49 56 .05 58 .14 74 76 73 61 83 63 I Paris..........70 59 B-21'lin .......77 48 Amsterdam 63 54 London ........70 51 Moscow .......59 39 Stockholm 68 57 Tokyo ......90 79 Mexico City 75 57 Lethbridgc Medicine Hat Today and Sun- ny. High today 75-80. Low near 45. High Thursday near 75. Calgnry Today and Thurs- Mainly sunny. Gusty west winds the foothills. High today 65-70. Low 40-45. High Thursday near 65. Columbia Kooienay To- Sunny with a few cloudy periods. A few showers in the Columbia district this after- nson. Sunny with some afternoon clcoidy inter- vals. Highs days 65 to 70 in the Columbia district and in the 70s in the Kootenays. Big turnout for Liberal convention OTTAWA A record turnout is forecast for the Lib- eral Party national convention here Sept. 14-16 to make the next election platform. More than delegates and alternatives are expected com- pared with at the last one in 1970. Conference organizers say the policy-making urgency created by a minority government situ- of an election sooner rather than count for the anticipated record attendance. party constitution per- mits a maximum of dele- based on a formula in- cluding party of- students and seven people from each of the coun- try's 264 ridings. Past like the one in were designed to work out programs and policies in- tended to guide the party for a 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. TODAY 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 are In good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY and Closing Adefl 9 a.m. to 5 Carway 6 a.m. to Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 Coutts 24 Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 Kingsgate 24 Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 Open Junt ;