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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IfTHBRIDGE HERA1D Monday, .10, 1971 Spies swap completed for political prisoners BONN East and 'says. In exchange, Ilic Fast I tier, wailing for darkness. Wist Gormaiiy have just com-! C; c r mans (real wliat were one of the biggest swaps caller! political prisoners, four ol spies for political prisoners since Die country was divided, Ilic mass circulation Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonnlng of whom had served several years of life sentences. The report says while agents held by West Germany were as- sembled, at a border force bar- the paper says the exchange racks in Bad llerlesfelrl, the The spies were first taken hy bus across Uic border. On the return trip the bus brought oul the political prisoners. The paper says all the West German government agencies invoked refused to comment on the exchange report. It quoted was made Wednesday between prisoners in (lie east were held 1 one spokesman as saying: "Our the West Herman government at Eisenach, just across the bor-1 hands arc tied. No comment." and Cast Germany's state secu- rity ministry ut Kerlrehausen, the Hesse-fhuringia border crossing point. The report says the East Ger- mans asked for the swap before the next round of talks between officials of the two states to ne- gotiate details to be incorpo- rated in die recently concluded Four Power draft agreement on Berlin. Most of East Germany's agents held in the West had al- ready been released. Ten agents and secret couriers were set free, some of them without being formally charged or com- ing to trial, the paper adds. A number of other spies al- ready sentenced were pardoned and immediately released, Bild Captain of ferry under arrest BRINDISI, Italy (API Hal-, made to police by many of the ian police arrested the captain passengers who survived of the burned-out Greek ferry the disaster. A number eaid Heleanna early loilay os he was j they saw the 43-year-old captain Hay destroyed in farm fire RAYMOND (HNS) Light- ning is believed lo have been (lie cnu.se of a fire lit the Mil- ford Hutlerite colony six miles south of Raymond Saturday night which destroyed 70 tons of hrome and alfalfa hay in stor- age for winter U5e for the col- ony animals. try ing to leave Italy and' charged him wilh homicide. At Ica.'t 3i persons died after fire ravaged the ferry Saturday about miles off Brindisi in the Adriatic. his wife jump aboard one of the first lifeboals to leave the fern-. Antipas's wife, Anastasia, left Erindisi hospital where she was being treated and met reporters at a Brindisi hotel. She gave an Greek ferry, the Egnatia, and was put in the Brindisi jail. In addition to homocide In the deaths of some passengers. An- tipas was charged with over- loading liis boat, sailing without adequate firefighting arid life- saving equipment and leaving (he 1 0115 passenge aboard." Police said although the fire Captain Dimilrios Antipas account of now her husband re- was seized aboard another i0 Mrs. Antipas said a crew member awoke the captain and her at a.m. announcing the fire. "My husband left the cabin without she said, "taking with him a shirt and psir of pants. 'A few minutes later he was The hav was valued at S25 a I occurred in international wa- lon ters, the body of at least one The Kavmond fire brigade victim floating in answered "the alarm but found Italla11 territorial waters the fire too far advanced acv of the. hav. resulted from the accusations while "miner-1 back and said, 'We must wake were Mill i all passengers and make them go to Then he went in Hi-; telecommunications room and sent the S 0 S several times. "Then an explosion was heard, followed by another one, i stronger. The electrical plant of EBinft An upas 5j. emer_ 10 accusations WATER BABIES A pair of two-week-old harbor teals, dubbed Brigitte and Regniald, cavort on the lap of Kin Culler, an attendant at the Vancouver Aquarium. The seal pups, weighing 25 pounds each, were picked up in Vancouver harbor areas. PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE The Parks and Recreation Deparlment will spon- sor a Hockey Instructional School for Pee Wee agg boys (10-11 years) from September 13th lo September 18th nnd for Banlam age boys (12-14 years) From September 20lh to September 25lh, 1971 ui fha Adams Park Ice Centre. The registration fea will be 57.00 per boy for 9 hours of Ice time. Registrations will be taken at Room No. 2 Civic Sporls Centre from Tuesday, August 31st lo Friday, September 3rd between Ihe hours of p.m. and p.m. and on Saiurday morning Sepiem- ber 5lh, 1971 from noon. Registration) will be taken on o firil come first served basil as only o limited number will be nccepted. hv.truclon lor Ihe school will be: Mr. Stnn Maxwell Mr. Hector Negrello Mr. lei Colwill Mr. Howard Yonosik Each boy Is requested to provide his own skates, stick and protective equipment. For further information, plpaso contact Mr. S. Ari5- man, Recrealion Program Co-ordinalor at 328-2341, local 236. genry batteries were turned on." SAYS THEY WERE LAST The captain's wife insisted that she and her husband left the ferry last of all. Defending himself and his crew Sunday, Antipas also said ho and his wife were last to leave the burning ferry, "and I left swimming." He said the boat had adequate lifesaving equipment on board and denied that the ferry was overcrowded. "We were not carrying even a single cat more than we were lie asserted. He ad- mitted lie did not know exactly how many passengers were on the Heleanna, but said the craft could carry up to persons. However, officials of the mer- chant marine ministry in Rome said they thought the ferry was "certainly noting that meals were served in four shifts. A representative of Lloyd's shipping register in Erindisi said the ship's safety certificate permitted no more than 954 passengers. OWNER GIVES FIGURES The ferry oivner, C. S. Efthy miades, declined comment on this but said ill Athens that the ship was carrying passen- gers and a crew of 92. This was Uvo less than the number of dead and survivors reported by ftalian authorities. Most of those on board were French, German, Italian and Greek tourists. The ferry was making its regular run from Pa- Iras in Greece to the Italian ports of Ancona and Brindisi. The charred and empty He- leanna, a converted oil tanker once proudly called "the world's largest was grounded on rocks 20 miles south of Brindisi after two Vines with which tvgs were pulling her snapped in hc.ivy seas. Tlw cause o( the fire still was uncertain. Antipas said he thought it started in Uie kJkhen. and reports Saturday said it began with the explosion of a container of liquid gas. WORK BEFORE BACK TO SCHOOL Four Amish youngsiers, with the traditional Dutch haircuts and suspendered overalls, bring in a load of lobacco from a farm near Lancaster, Pa., over the weekend before going back to school today. School resumes for about Amish youngsters altending 90 schools. Five new Amish schools were opened in the area last year, while only 23 new schools were opened in the United Stales. The one-room education, through first to eighlh grades, is an Amish tradition. Britain calls on Irish govt, to capture terrorist group A. CJ S- BELFAST called on the Republic of Ire- land government today to cap- ture the terrorists wlw killed a British soldier and wounded an- other after their armored car strayed across (he border into southern Ireland. The provisional iving of the Irish Republican Army admit- ted in Dublin that its men had ambushed the British patrol Sunday night and fought a half- ;wur gun battle on the frontier with Northern Ireland. The British foreign office In London asked Sir John Peck, British ambassador in Dublin, to demand a full investigation and ask for promises that "no effort will be spared to bring the offenders to justice." The IRA is outlawed in both Northern Ireland and UK Irish Republic, but its men operate with virtually full freedom on the republican side. At the same time, the Irish Republic asked its ambassador in London to make a formal complaint about the British pa- rol's incursion into republican :erritory, an incident bound to ,'orsen relations between the London and Dublin govern- ments. The giinbatlle erupted after ivo British Ferret armored cars drove 100 yards across the unmarked border to the republi- can village of Hackballs Cross, where were surrounded by an angry crowd that trapped :he patrol and set one of the cars on fire. While the villagers held the troops virtually captive fnr an hour, a carload of about six IRA men moved into position near the border. When the remaining Ferret retreated back into Northern Ireland and stopped to change its flat rear tires, the gunmen opened fire across Ihe frontier. Trooper Robert Ager was hit n the shoulder and when Cpl. Ian Armstrong dashed into the gunfire to rescue him, Arm- Brilain strong was shot, through the Publisher dies al Ciilfjary CAU1AHY (CP) John N. Smiths, publisher of the city weekly newspaper, South Side Mirror, died Sunday, He was Mr. Snuggs was a former manager of Alberlan Printers j Ltd. and previously had been a staff member of both the Al- berlan and the Moose Jaw Times-Herald. He went inlo the printing and publishing field following ser- vice during the Second World War with Ihe Royal Air Force ris an nirframe filter. by fumes heart. Commanding officer Lt.-Col. Michael Farmer, who watched the incident from a. helicopter overhead, radioed for reinforce- ments. A Saracen armored car sped to the frontier and the gun- men fled. Palmer said that by driving into the republic, Uw pa- trol leader "made a mistake- he paid for this one with his life." The frontier between the two Irelands is unmarked at many points and British troops have inadvertently crossed it several times before, with the British government offering a routine apology in each case, The fron- tier gunfight drew furious head- lines in British newspapers, however, and the bloodshed ap- peared likely to increase tension in the frontier district. Irish army patrols in the area were intensified Sunday night. The corporal was the 16lh British soldier killed since the British army took over peace- keeping duty in troubled North- ern Ireland two years ago. Another British soldier was ivouno'ed ui the head by gunfire Sunday in Belfast, and two rammed an army roadblock. The frontier shooting came amid more reports of bombings and street violence in the North Four bombs exploded within a In another iKirdcr incident early today, two British soldiers were slightly injured when a speeding car attempted to smash through a roadblock into southern Ireland at Killeen, about, eight miles from tire scene of Sunday's ambush. Two men in tlie car were also slightly hurt and were detained. In Belfast, a chemical manu- facturing plant was severely damaged. A British soldier who was shot in the head Sunday while on duty at a roadside checkpoint on the outskirts of Belfast still was in critical condition today nfler an emergency operation. In London, the foreign office was awaiting a full report on te- mado Sunday by Pope Paul, who said the Ulster situa- tion had been aggravated by se- curity to the arrest wilhout trial of sus- pected terrorists. minute in Londonderry, injuring [rjend Aug. 16 no one. Four more went off in scattered parts of Belfast. Student freed PALMI, Italy (AP) Kidnap- pers released an Italian univer- sity student Sunday after his family paid a reported ransom. The youth, Francesco Bagala, had been abducted while on an outing with his girl- Supervised strike vote requested EDMONTON (CP) About 300 non professional hospital workers at the Misericordia Hospital have applied for a gov- ernment supervised striJte vote, Don David, business rep- resentative for Local 323A of the Service Employees' Inter- national Union, said Sunday. He said employees asked for the vote because hospilal ad ministration has rejected a con- cilialion board award giving the employees four five per- I cent increases beginning Jan. 1971 and spread over a period SECHELT, B.C. (CP) (he contract expires termined swimmer Fran Cald- March 31, 1973. well was pulled from the waters of Georgia Strait late Sunday night, overcome by fumes from an accompanying tugboat, a mile short of finish- ing a 17.7 mile swim. The North Vancouver public nurse, had been in the water nearly 15 hours after leaving Nanaimo harbor on Vancouver Island. It was her fourth try at reaching Mission Point, south of here, on the British Colum- bia mainland. .S'uc hod a favorable tide and relatively calm waters early in the swim. Hy nightfall, a few Alberta accident toll reaches 11 By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 11 persons died ac- cidentally in Albcrla during the weekend. Four persons died and five others were seriously injured in a two-car, head-on collision on the Trans-Canada Highway two miles west of Calgary. Dead were Janet Two died in the crash c.r a home-built aircraft, 12 miles southwest of Edmon- ton. Police identified them as pilol Darrel Kirby, 30, and his passenger Bruce Melvin Morri- son, 30. tolh of Edmonton. John MacDonakl, 13, of Cal- gary was killed when struck by a car whUc he and his and Mary McCuskor, 63, of Calgary, and Barbara Ear, 29, of Morley, and her li- ra o n t h-old daughter Sabrina Sandra. both were hltchnlklng m Red Cross worker dies of injuries ROME (AP) A young Red Cross worker died today from bums suffered when a compan- ion flipped the light switch in a gas-filled apartment in which a woman had committed suicide. A janitor summoned help Sun- day when he smelled gas com- ing from the apartment o f Mirna Vergati, 31. Dr. Giuseppe Saponaro, 38; Illario Sari, 21, and Adollo de Vico, 38, re- sponded. Saponaro nicked on a light switch and the gas exploded, po- lice reported. All three men were injured, and Sari died dur- ing the morning. Calgary. Clifford Dale Stotz, 17, of Calgary drowned when a row- beat overturned on Lake Sib- bald, 30 miles west of Calgary. An unidentified youth was killed in a single-vehicle acci- dent near Sibbald, 170 miles east of Calgary. Mike Kelly, 19, of Hobbema died when his car overturned on a district road near his hometown, 40 miles south of Edmonton. And Beverly Ann Day, 20, of Red Deer was killed when a car she was helping to push backed over her in Red Deer. Indian chief dies EDMONTON (CP) Chief Ed Bird, secretary-treasurer of the Indian Brotherhood Asso- ciation, died here in hospital, three weeks after he was shot in his Yellowknife, N.W.T. home. Police said Mr. Bird was hit by two bullets from a police gun when they answered a call to come to the Bird's home. The crown prosecutor's office in Yellowknife says it is invest- igating the shooting. Denies youth program to be extended OTTAWA (CP) co-ordi- nator of the goverment's Oppor- tunities for Youth program de- nied 'mlay that consideration is being given lo extending the grant plan inlo the winter. Commenting on news lest week that the plan could carry on past its termination date, Sept. 30, Cam Mackie said any continuation of funding rmisl come from other depart- ments. The secretary of state department, which sponsors Op portunities for Youth, would not provide further financial aid. Project operators hoping to extend the life of their activities would have to appeal to other department, such as manpower or health and welfare, for con- tinued government aid. Weather and road report ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET II L PRE Lcthbritlgc......77 60 Pincher Creek 70 56 Cranbrook.......81 56 Water-ton Gil Medicine Hat..... 03 03 Vermilion........74 49 Edmonton .....77 56 Grande Prairie Banff........ Clagary....... Victoria Prnliclon Prince George 1 Kamloops Vancouver I Saskatoon..... Regina....... Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's..... 1.6 Halifax Charloltetown Frcdericton 73 52 75 47 73 52 7.3 52 84 61 (H 51 92 59 74 CO 76 52 7.9 53 70 42 83 CO 74 61 77 60 70 79 59 74 54 78 48 .18 Chicago 74 66 New York....... 84 66 Miami 79 .33 Los Angeles CO 64 Las Vegas....... 98 73 .01 75 Rome M 63 Paris........... 77 61 London......... 66 M Berlin.......... 73 52 Amsterdam GB 53 7J 54 I.elhhridgc Medicine Hat Today: Occassional light rain tu'giiinirig mid morning. Winds E15. Lows tonight near H5. Tuesday: Mainly sunny and warm. Highs near Calgary Today: Mainly sunny. Winds and gusty, becoming light this evening. Lows tonight near 50. Tuesday: Cloudy. A few periods of light rain. Iliglis near 70. Columbia and Tuesday: Sunny, except afternoon and evening cloudy periods with isolated showers or tlumdershowers in the Co- lumbia district. Cooler. Highs today 8S 90. Lows tonight about 50. Highs Tuesday 80-05, except 78 75 in northern areas. DIES AT 81 Gordon Her- bert I.ovc, ol Calgary, pi- oneer Canadian broadcnsti-r, died here .iflcr n brief illness. NEW ALLIS CHALMERS Model G and Model F I MAY IIAISE I.HIIT i TENSING, Mich. fCP) The stale legislature is studying a proposed law that would raise Ihe speed limit on Michigan's inler stale freeways to BO miles an hour. The present maximum on the stale's three inter slate freeways is 70 m.p.h., with n minimum of m.p.h. The bill would also raise Uio minimum speed In 50 m.p.h. miles short nf the point, she j was still churning through the sea at 511 slrokes a minute. j A southeasterly wind blew lip. causing a ncavy chop. The I (MR moved ahead nf her and at first seemed to protect her, but exhaust fumes proved Ina thick and she was taken out. She h.-id remained virtually in the same place the last half-hour. Exhaust fumes ended her third attempt last weekend. A slrong ebb tide prevcnlcd her from going any more than 12 miles of Ihe course on Aug. Jlcr first Ij-y Aug. 4 ended hourn. What are you waiting for? You can join Weight Watchers Ihit be on your way to o slimmer flguro. and Model 240 Potato Harvesters at WHOLESALE PRICES Phone now or write: General Farm Supplies COUITS HIGHWAY P.O. BOX 1202 IETHBRIDGE, AITA. PHONE 327-3165 Meels: Tuesdays p.m. and p.m. Wednesdays p.m. ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH Illh STREET and llh AVENUE SOUTH Some talking, some listening, and a program that workC OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COtfHTESY nf A MA All hlRlmays In the Lcth-I dry and in Rond dilving condl- bridge District nrc bare and lion. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnrl Closing Coulls 21 hours: Cnrwny 5 n.m. lo II p.m. MST; DM llonita 7 a.m. lo (J p.m.; liooscvillp, R.C. 7 .1.111. Id II p.m.; H.C., 21 hours; Portlull-Kykcrls n a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain 6 n.m. to 9 p.m. WiJdhorsc, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Logan Pas> open 24 hours dally. ;