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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HOT FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY NEAR 80 VOL. LXV The lethbridge Herald LKTHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 50 PAGES Six persons in shooting spree Dockmen charge Commons' recall political tactic NAKUSP, B.C. (CP) A man whom RCMP killed six persons in a shooting spree Monday is to appear in provin- cial court at Nelson today to ho charged. The man has not been identi- fied. He was described only as in his 40s. Identities of all the six persons slain have not yet been released, Police said a full statement on the killings would be released in Nelson today. Identities of Ihe victims were not immediately disclosed. Three persons were in hospl leased the names of tha vic- tims, except for those shot at Damfino Creek, which runs into Ihe Kettle River north of Rock Creek. They are Allan Wilson, 62, his wife, Mildred, 55, and Lester Clark, 58, and his wife. Mrs. Clark died of bullet wounds be- fore reaching hospital. The Wil- sons were reported in satisfac- tory condition in a Trail hospi- tal and Mr. Clark was listed as fair. TRAIL OF DEATH This map of soulheasl- ern British Columbia show! tho trail of horror loft by a killer Monday and Tuesday. The sus- pect was finally arrested Tuesday near Nakusp. ago ended A year an era in By WALTF.Il KRBVKNCHUK The Canadian Press EDMONTON Tho first anniversary of Progres- sive Conservative government in Alberta is at hand and Premier Peter Jxnighral can look liack on a satisfy- ing vcar with few upsets. "Wo haven't lieen accident Mr. Lougnccrl said in an interview, listing Icamwork and luck ns major factors in keeping the new government out ol hot water. Even political opponents, whose job it Is to tx> critical, admit lhat the 4'J Conservative particularly Ihe 22-man cabinet have shown "a degree of com- petence" tJnco voters put the Social Credit party out (o pasture after 30 years in power. Mr. Loughced, the 44-year-old Calgary lawyer who led the Conservatives to their upset election triumph Aug. 30, 1971, said Fxjlid accomplishments were pos- sible because'ho was lucky in selecting his cabinet. "They all worked out they all seemed to fit probably because we had a nucleus o! 10 mem- bers who were used to tho team approach and it spread." He said an effort lo get all members S3 had no previous experience In the legislature- allowed Ihe Conservatives lo slip smoothly Into office last Sept. 10. MADE CHANGES The rookie administration made rapid-fire changes In some areas-tax relief for senior citizens, treat- ment facilities for the handicapped, agricultural mar- keting and -n new tax policy for the oil but tread cautiously in others. Public hearings were the mctlxxl employed to deal with controversial sub- Former premier Harry Strom said tho Conserva- tives' uneven progress was "evidence of their not ex- pecting victory." Their first year was one of "indecisive- ness, a lack of direction." The Loughocd team had come up with no major changes in policy, "except perhaps to adopt the prac- tice of borrowing for capital and most ol Iheir legislation was of Iho housekeeping variety. But then again, Mr. Strorn said, Social Credit with 25 somewhat inadequate in its new role a.1 Ihe official opposition. "I have lo be critical of our side ai well. Al- 1IJI W Vila V til. _ tal at Trail, B.C., with gunshot wounds in the wake of the iHsW grade system implemented shootings which left a trail of blood from Oliver, just north of the Canada-United Slates bor- der, lo Burton, a small commu- nity just south of here. Kamisp is about 225 miles east ol Van- couver. tt'EKK TKNDINO OnCIIAItf) Police said the (irsl shootings occurred at about 9 a.m. Mon- day when a IC-year-old boy and a 62-year-old man tending wa- ter sprinklers in an orchard at Oliver disappeared. Their bod- ies were recovered Tuesday. At about II a.m. Monday, a man drove into a campground on Damlino Creek, northwest of Oliver, herded two middle-aged' couples from Penticton, B.C., into a tnick and fired a fusil- lade of rifle shots at closo range. Ono woman was left dead and the oilier three per- sons were taken lo hospital in Trail, B.C., with multiple gun- shot wounded. At about rnidafternoon Mnn- day, a man commandeered tho car of an elderly couple near Kdgewood, on Lower Arrow Lake northeast of Oliver. Two bodies were found Tuesday. At Burton, 30 miles north of a young Nakusp fisherman, just in from a day on Ihe lake, was shot to death Monday. His body was found that night, Monday afternoon, Ihere was a confrontation with a couple in a car near Hock Creek. Their car was found abandoned in the area Tuesday ond police nrr still looking for them. Tho suspect was arrested al (lawn Tuesday at Galena Bay, 3r> miles north of Nakusp. He was brought handcuffed into tho Nakusp flCMP office. ROUTE He was later taken to division headquarters in Nelson, where RCMP officials put him in a po- lice car and started to retrace his route. So far, police have no( re- Canada's new grading system was lo IK officially Im- plemented at ceremonies at the Medicine Hat Exhibition Grounds today. Federal Agriculture Minister II, A. Olson was to stamp the first carcass at 11 a.m. before more than 500 officials ond citi- zens. Labelled carcasses were to be on display as examples of var- ious grades of beef available lo the housewife under the n e w grading system. The new beef grading system was designer! to the con- sumer to teller tell what qual- ity of meat was being purchas- ed, Speakers for the ceremonies were to include Mr. Olson, Bert Hargrave, president of the Can- adian Catllemen's Associalion. W, A. Mill, a representative of Ihe Meat Packers Council of Canada and Charles Monroe, president of the Canadian Fed- eration of Agriculture, NEW IOGO A new logo designed to give Alberta a corporale identity un- veiled Tuesday by David Wood, managing direclor of the Alberta public affairs bureau. Trm design will eventually appear where the province's name is officially used. Socred regime's fate VICTORIA fCP) An esti- mated one million Uritish Col- umbians began voting today in a provincial election widely ex- pected to preface tho final chapter in the amazing political career of 71-year-old William Andrew Cecil Bennett. Win, lose or draw, this is probably the election Ihe self- made millionaire from Kelowna Alberta plans disaster act EDMONTON (CP) Tho Albert a government says U is piecing together a pattern of though we had years of experience in government wo special assistance that will lx> found it a little difficult to adjust to Ihe opposition's adversary role to point out tilings arc wrong." Social Credit, he said, decided to "play it cool to adopt a responsible attitude but we'll soon he in n stronger position to come out with alternatives." NDP KFFECTIVF. Tlie most effective opposition thrusts, many servers said, came from Grant Notlcy, Alberta's young New Democratic Party leader and the only NDP mem- ber in the legislature. Mr. Notley gave the Conservatives full marks for "flourish and They even showed a degree of competence, hut "made no significant moves on even one major The power structure within the Conservative party, he said, consists of business leaders, "the aristocracy the social leadership the Input comes from people from Ihe right side of the tracks and they don't feed Ihe government the kind of Informa- tion needed lo cope with the real problems." Mr. Loughccd said the Conservatives staked out a new Alberta position in federal-provincial relations, nerving notico that the province "will resist the fed- eral presence seeping into every move we make." flic government look a strong stand for a great- er degree ut consultation, particularly on resource mat- Mr. said there have been some con- crete steps toward greater cooperation. Bob Rii.ssell, provincial leader of Ihe Literals, nut reprcscnled in Iho legislature, said (lie Conservatives' first year was careful and untlramntic. He lauded Iho government for holding public hearings on various lopirs. Prnnirr l-nijnlirrd liv.tslr-4 liavo lirou moving rapidly implrmrnlrd nr are working on no per ccn( of our election platform." Tlie first year was smooth sailing, ho said, but "next year will Iw n different watershed." Corning up next year Is restructuring of provincial- municipal financing ami education financing- including Ihe removnl of cducalion cosls from mcliiods In ronlrr.l heallh cosls, iniplcmentalHm of imiiian a nalural gas royally pUui find an nil Mtnrh dnvr-lnpmenl poliry. the forerunner of n planned dis- aster acl. Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh FJorner said the govern- ment is working on regulations for assistance loans to victims of tornado daniiigc nuar Hmvlf lust moulli. It would also apply to fhxxl dam ape vic- tims along the Smoky, Wapiti and Pcmbinn Hivcrs. Minister Without Portfolio AI Atl.nir is ;iiso working nn a committee considering a spec- ial assistance program for flood victims in West Peace Hiver. Dr. Horncr said the: aid pro- grams ore developed as forerunners to disaster legisla- tion designed to provide an um- brella assistance ram for persons losing property in nat- ural disasters and "acts o E God." The Bawlf tornado victims and persons suffering property damage in Iho Smoky, Wapiti and Pembina River floods would be eligible for loans up to under Ihe agricultur- al development fund, Dr. Horn- er said. While details are not com- plete, it is likely interest on Ihe loans would he forgiven for sev- eral years and repayments de- ferred for a period "lo allow them lo get on (heir feet." The type of aid for the West Peace River victims has not yet been determined, he said, but whatever emerges would lie tailored to fit info the disaster legislation thai the government to bring before the legis- lature next spring, The frenl; tornado which struck Bawlf July 23 caused more than damage to farm bnilcMngs alone, not count- ing crop and livestock losses. Txical officials estimated that without a healthy return on in- will fight as leader of the Social Credit party he has marched- lo victory seven times since The polls opened at 8 a.m. PDT across the province under sunny skies in beautiful Iste- summer weather and returning officers reported a brisk turn- out in the first 90 minutes of voting in Ihe province's 30lh general election. Mr. Bennelt was awaiting tho election results in Kelowna, Ihe heart of the Okanagan south riding he has rcprescnled since 1041. The polls close at 8 p.m. PDT. His retirement between now and tho next election is a mat- ter of open discussion even within bis own party. And if David Barrett's New Demo- crats, David Anderson's Liber- als or Dcrril Warren's Progres- sive Conservatives come out on (he only major issue to emerge from a 35-day campaign marked by confusing crosscur- rents of non-issues, low-profile Kootenay MIA faces tough fight Leo Nimsick, NDP ML A for Kootenay in the British Colum- bia legislature since today predicted his toughest opposi- tion will come from Ihe Social Credit candidate ns it did in the last election in 1909. Candidates for all four eludes the centres of Kimber- ment plans from Social Credit backbenchers. top today, that retirement could come faster than anyone anlici- speculation about his retire- paled. Standings in Ihe 55 member legislature at dissolution: Social Credit M, NDP 12. Liberals five, Conservalivcs two. Stand- ings following the Aug. 27, 1569, election: Social Credit 38, NDP 12, Liberals five. The spectre hanging over this four parties in Ihe that of a minor- and escalating problems for So- cial Credit, mainly of its own making. In Ine final few days of Ihe campaign, no fewer than three members of Mr. Bennett's cabi- net announced they would he leadership candidates when the Icy, premier steps down voluntarily. In 1963. llre last lime Premier They are: Rehabilitation Min- ister P. A. (Flying Pliil) Gag- Jardi, 59, of Kamloops; Re- sources Minister Ray Willislpn, 53, of Fort George, and Munici- pal Minister Dao Camp- bell, 46, of Comox. The premier has said repeat- edly Ihere is a "no vacancy" sign in his office, hut he faJled to stifle Ihe flood of leadership candidacy announcements ema- naling from his ministers, or Bennett called an election, Mr. Nimsick beat his nearest oppo- nent, Broad Hurst, a Kimberley electrician running for the Soc- reds, by a narrow 15 voles. VANCOUVER (CP) Nei- ther union nor management ne- gotiators are happy about Prime Minister Trudeau's deci- sion to call Parliament back into session to legislate an end to the six-day West Coast dock strike. Don Garcia, area president of the Inlernalionai Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union, said Tuesday Ihe move was a vote-gelling tactic. "We hate to see collective bargaining destroyed by people's political he said. Ed Strang, president of the British Columbia Maritime Em- ployers' Association, said he was appalled at Ihe decision, adding lhat employers "cer- tainly didn't want to have any government intervention. He said news of the special parliamentary session, which is to be held Thursday, came min- utes before the association pre- sented a new proposal to lha union's negotiating (earn. De- tails of the proposal were not given by Mr. Strang. Talks were to continue today and Mr. Garcia said Ihe union would have a counler-proposal lo make to the employers' new offer. But be said both sides were "still quite far apart." Asked if the longshoremen would go back to work if Par- liament passed a special act or- dering them to, Mr. Garcia said: "We ore certainly not an- archists." Meanwhile, officials esti- mated it could take until early winter to catch up on grain shipments. One grain official was quoted as saying the situ- ation was "just terrible" with three weeks of sales lost be- cause of the closure of Van- couver's docks. New Democrats and Con- servatives were quick to offer support for a parliamentary remedy to the dock strike. iMPs will re'.urn to an emer- gency sitting Thursday, many on hastily-dispatched defence department aircraft. STANFIELD WILLING Opposition Leader Robert Slanfield issued a statement while en route from a Maritimes lour, saying he would give speedy approval to an "appro- priate" government hill order- ing the dockers back lo work. He said an end to the strike needed. "The other Is en election to get rid of a government that wails until an emergency has peaked before beginning to act." New Democrat Leader David Lewis said, in Winnipeg, that He predicted that in voting to- he would support the legislation ily government, Social Credit or NDP, after (he votes are counted tonight. It was Mr. Warren, a all-year- old Vancouver lawyer, wlio raised the possibility of a mi- nority government by charging into Ihe election at the head of a slate nf 49 candidates, Only one Tory ran in The Bennett leadership was No Herald Labor Day The Herald will not publish Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day. Display advertisements to appear Tuesday, Sept. 5, must he at The Herald by noon Fri- day, and ads for Wednesday, Sept. 6, by a.m. Satur- day. Classified advertisements re- ceived hy a.m. Salurdny will appear in the Tuesday, Sept. 5 edilion. day, the current Socred candi, date, David Reeves, a Baptist minister from Kimberley, has the best chance of beating him. Other candidates In the Al- berta border riding are Bud Caldwell, Liberal, a real estate ngent, and Ron Powell, Pro- gressive Conservative, a Cran- brook newspaper publisher. Mr. Nimsick said the central Issue in the election is the "arrogance" of lire 20-year-old Bennett government. There are eligible voters in the Kootenay riding, about more than last time. The minimum voting age is !9. in Ihe interests of the Western giain economy. The NDP owes 10 of its 25 seats lo Hie Prairies but Ms decision may harm hia reputation with labor leaders in B.C. where the parly elected eight members in 1968, Claim denied TORONTO (CP) Ontario Environment Minister James Auld today refuted charges that International Nickel Co. of Can- ada Ltd. is emitting two lo Ihree tons of arsenic a day into Ihe sir around Sudbury. Seen and heard About town ATOSTALGIC Morris Smith eyeing a pogo stick and murmuring something about how boys used lo be interest- ed in (tiings other than girls Peter Bowkelt telling of the one that got away after fish had risen caught and cleaned only to slip away and float downstream Envin Adderloy buying lunch for two after losing n cribbage game. 'llava you trieil untying tin lecosf for most of tho farmers hit. A severe hailstorm that did thousands of dollars of proprcfy damage in Viking two years ago is regarded as another typo of disaster thut could be covor- ol by Ihe disaslcr assistance Icgislalion. lit- llmnrr lias said Ilir Ice- uoulrl .'rrll oul iii arl- i.ntire wh.jl govern- nionl aid :m area hit by a dis- aster could expect, removing Iho hif-and-miss uncertainty over assistance, Besides hail and flood dis- nslrrs, for instance, Ihe legis- lation could .vicll out provin- cial aid in cases of fires ex- or olhrr flcridcnls. bombing British may intern first woman BELFAST (Rcutcrl An 18- year-old could become ttio firsl wolli.'in declined in rurrml Tim girl, hoirdrcssrr Ann wns arreslert by police al her home in a Roman Catho- lic area here a wccf: ago. She xvas held for questioning on one of the bnmbim; incidents lhat r pb'illod the r.npilal. There iMrong sixril- Iniirin here Ilial may bo fervcd wilh n delrnilion nvclpr--- allowing polico to keep her In custody Humph Ihe High Court granted a riimlilionn! of rorpii'; Tuesday Today, the Crown solicitor, representing the Northern Ire- land administration of British minister William Whilolaw, is due to produce reasons to the court why Miss Walsh should no! be rolc.iFed. If the court is satisfied with his it v.ili rescind Iho cimdilioniil habeas corpus order. And H was tlwught tha adminislralion might then move to have Miss Walsh for- mally detained. rori.n STIK mot Although about 600 men de- tained and interned have been released since, Whilclaw took over Ulster from the former Northern Ireland government in March, a move against Miss could greatly inflame re- pnhHcan feelings. The administrator is under- stood to have promised that remaining men hold without rr' Irrisfd in a round-lnblo ronforcn'T of pnlilirsl par- ties in rister lo be held lain nrxt month. Any detention order served on Miss Walsh could force tho main political opposition group Social Democratic! and Labor Parly-to think Brain on atlendins; Ihe confer- ;