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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta News in brief Parliament recall criticised EDMONTON The calling of parliament to deal with the natinal rail strike ''is a regretable breakdown of col- lective bargaining Roy president of the National Farmers said Wednesday. If parliament simply imposes a will have been done to resolve the fund- amental problems of the indus- he said in a statement. He defined the problems as low a need for improved and the need to nation- alize CP Rail and integrate the company into a national rail transportation system. Convicted murderer captured VANCOUVER A 28- year-old convicted murderer was captured Wednesday in the east end of the city after es- caping 'from Matsqui Monday. Robert Allan form- erly of escaped with four other men who were cap- tured near the prison within hours of the escape. Williams was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1963 for non- capital murder He was convict- in Vancouver of murdering his linda Ann Wood. The five who were work- ing in the medium security pris- on's automobile body a sedan and rammed it through the prison gate while a guard in a tower pumped four shots into the car. The four-door sedan was found abandoned in east of Vancouver. Its radiator was ruptured and the battery cable was broken when the car was driven through the gate. Sign new wage contract Que. A new contract was signed Wednesday night by Aluminum Co. of Can- ada and representatives of its employees at Quebec prov- ince plants in and in Beauharnois. The new contract gives the men hourly wage increases of over a 33-month psriod and retroactive lump sum pay- ments of A company spokesman said that under the old which expired March the average weekly wage was based on a 40-hour week with the average hourly rate at Embargo placed on air freight Parcel express MONTREAL Air Can- ada has announced an embargo on all freight shipments out of effective today. The to last until 8 a.m. is an attempt to clear up a freight backlog caused by the rail a company spokesman said. Emergency food supplies and other perishable shipments will be accepted only if prior ap- proval has been obtained from the local Air Canada the spokesman said. The embargo will not affect air shipments destined or passing through Montreal. Air Canada has rented two planes from Nordair to move supplies into the M-aritimes and and is negotiat- ing with an unidentified Ameri- can airline to arrange rental of more the spokesman said. The Gray Coach Lines express terminal in Toronto is being swamped a record volume of business because of the rail strike. The company which handles parcel ex- press for a number of bus lines at the ter Wednesday urged customers expect- ing parcels to come in and pick them up N ormally cuslomers are informed by phone cf a shipmerU arrival but increased volu me has made normal procedures impossible. Export grain price charge uction cost Gov't action requested on Greenpeace seizure VANCOUVER David captain of the pro- test vessel Greenpeace ar- rived in Canada early this morning and called on the Ca- nadian government to take France to court over the illegal seizure of his boat. Mr. looking tired' and drawn and wearing sun- glasses to protect his right eye which he said was injured -by French was greeted by Nixon peace prize candidate Arab unity closer CAIRO Arab unity advanced another small step Wednesday night with the an- nouncement that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Lib- y a n strongman Moammar Khadafy have agreed on the procedure by which their two countries will merge. The agreement was a victory for who insisted on a one-step-at-a-time ap- proach to unification instead of completion of the merger by Sept. as Khadafy wanted. The two leaders agreed that the first step will be the crea- tion Saturday of a 100-member constituent assembly to draft a constitution for the still un- named new state. The assembly will include 50 members of Egypt's Parliament and 50 members of the Libyan Popular Revolutionary Committee. After the constitution is com- it will be submitted to the people of both countries at a referendum. But no timetable was specified for completion of the constitution or proclamation of the union. members of the Grsenpeace Foundation and about 30 well- wishers. France seized the Greenpeace off Mururoa site of French nuclear test about two weeks ago. would like the Canadian government to make a legal case of the illegal cordoning off Of international Mr. McTaggart said. can get to the atomic bomb that Mr. describing the seizure of his vessel by the said he was the sailors were told to lay into happened very quickly. Three men jumped up onto the rail and they just grabbed rne and pulled me over to the side into a dinghy. were starting to beat me on the head and then I got smashed in the eye very quickly. It felt like the eye had been driven through the back of my head. It just splashed blood out SAYS OTHERS BEATEN He said the sailors stopped beating him but then went on board the grabbed crew member Nigel Ingram and him on the haven't seen the crew Mr. who brought back photographs of the board- ing of the described the smuggling of the film past French authorities. He said a camera with the film of the in- cident was hidden on board the vessel and the film and the camera were later taken off and were brought back to Can- ada. The French appeared to be- lieve they had all the film on board the Greenpeace and OSLO President Nixon and President Tito of Yu- goslavia are among candidates nominated for this year's Nobel Peace informed sources said today. They said 69 prominent per- sons in various countries pro- posed President Nixon. August director of the Nobel Institute said 47 candidates have been put for- about the same number as last year when the peace prize committee decided not to award any prize. West German Chancellor Willy Brandt was awarded the 1971 peace prize. CYC embroiled in dispute OTTAWA The Com- pany of Young Canadians is embroiled in a hare-raising dispute in Kent New Brunswick. The CYC was called in to help organize a rabbit raisers association two years says the company in its an- nual report released today. The group of seasonal work- small farmers and unem- ployed persons to set up a co-perative to market rabbits. But a few association mem- bers dropped out to organize as a private enter- says the CYC. They got a regional development incentive grant. I VANCOUVER A Ca- I nadian wheat board decision to Charge export prices en ex- port grain made available to British Columbia during the cur- rent rail strike will increase egg production costs 17 cents a doz- en spokesmen for the B.C. Feed Industry said Wednesday. The member of the Surrey Co-operative Associ- ation which supplies 40 per cent of the Eraser Valley said the board's decision means a jump of more than 100 per cent in cost to the SCA. l The cost will be passed on to the they said and the B.C. Egg Marketing Board has stated that retail prices will reflect the cost to the producer. The spokesmen said in an in- terview that the Wheat Board rejected three proposals by SCA to gain a lower price. These were to use export grain to fulfill an SCA contract of S90 per to borrow export grain and return it with contract grain when the railways start Fire destroys building CALGARY A fire at Stampede Park Wednesday de- stroyed the Grand Igloo building used as an exhibition area and three dimensional cinema. No one was Injured in the which was of undeter- mined origin although fire de- partment and Stampede board officials suspected that children were responsible. is an open area with QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Dental Mechanii Furniture Bldg. 'PHONE 378-7684 public and I doubt if a regiment of guards could keep check of everyone who went in or said Tom Stam- pede board assistant general manager. The Igloo was one of the main features of this year's Flare Square illustrat- ing the work of the RCMP in the north. Indians occupy federal offices OTTAWA More than J 20-3 young Indians occupied the Indian affairs department build- Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS. New editor of the films Klute and Twelve Angry after a lengthy illness. NOTICE Schools in the County of Lethbridge No. 26 Will open for the fail term on SEPTEMBER 4 At Picture only the teachers will be on September 4. Vans will operate to schools in the town of Picture Butte on September 5. Students should be prepared to attend a full day. The involved Picture Butte High the Dorothy Dalgliesh School and St. Cather- ine's Roman Catholic Separate School. Vans will operate to all other country and St. Joseph's Separate School in Coaldale on Tues- September 4. Both students and teachers will be in attendance. 3100 students are expected to enroll in the 16 ichools operated by the County of of these 224 are beginners who will be attending tchool for the first time. No-fault insurance cuts claims VANCOUVER Car accident claims have been al- most wiped out of the Saskat- chewan courts by the province's no-fault government-run insur- ance Edmonton law- yer David C. MacDonald told the Canadian Bar Association convention Wednesday. The proposed British Colum- bia government insurance scheme is similar to the Sas- katchewan operation. In a discussion paper for a panel on the judiciary of the future Mr. MacDonald asked whether all Canadian automo- bile accident cases might be taken out of the courts by an exclusive or modified no- fault system to state financial relief to accident Mr. MacDonald said a ''judi- cial friend who is a member of the Court of Queen's advised him that he had pre- sided over trial of only three car accident cases during the past year two where liabil- iy and damages were at is- sue and one where only dam- ages were at issue. The said Mr. Mac- quotes a Saskatchewan government insurance legal de- partment officer that about .90 per cent of claims are settled at the adjuster level and that of the 10 per cent that reach the legal department about DO per cent are settled ing here today to protest the de- partment's youth liaison spe- cialist program. Vic executive director of the Winnipeg branch of the Native Youth program -was imple- mented by John Ciaccia witnout consultation with existing native organizations. now demand that this program be halted imme- as it is just another program that is being forced upon us by the department of Indian Mr. Ciaccia is assistant dep- uty minister of Indian affairs. The demontratcrs said the department had hired 33 native people at a year each to co-ordinate native youth pro- j grams. The demonstrators are pre- venting department workers from entering the building. They said the occupation would last until 8 a.m. Friday. The demonstrators also said they want government action on the James Bay Hydro the Jay and British Co- lumbia land claims. Ottawa police constables v.ers stationed at the door of the building but demonstrators were controlling access to ttie allowing only 'report- ers with credentials to enter. Food supplies were brought into the lobby of the building shortly after the occupation be- Demonstrators sat in the lobby on sleeping bags. A news conference has been called for later in the morning by the native youth officials. John an Indian af- fairs officials with special re- sponsibility for status said the program was able to achieve meaningful would say that this occupa- tion is part of the he to move or to buy ex- port grain at the 5121 a ton do- mestic price. The export price is a ton and the Wheat Board insisted on this price being paid. This will mean a 17-cent a dozen increase in the cost of feed to the they and will also mean an increase on dressed broiler chickens of 10 cents a pound and on dress- ed turkeys of 13 cents a pound. Canadian Wheat Board Chief Commissioner G. N. con- atcted in said the de- cision was made because giving grain to B.C. means further de- lays in providing it to ships. The delays mean ships without strike clauses in their contracts can charge demeurrage penal- ties which range from about 000 to more than a day. This cost comes out of the re- turn to the he so the full export price is being charged. Viet Cong attacks increase SAIGON The Viet Cong has increased attacks southwest of Saigon in a drive to isolate the Mekong Delta and its rice from the South Viet- n a m e s e military sources said today. The sources said the Commu- nist command's goal is to cut Route the main highway through the delta to Saigon. The drive is centred on the districts of Cai Be and Cai areas of traditional Viet Cong control in Dinh Tuong province in the northern delta. The South Vietnam sse com- mand said three government soldiers were killed and 20 soj- diers and civilians wounded Wednesday when the Viet Cong hit the Cai Lay area 45 miles southwest of Saigon with 120 mortar and artillery rounds. One two in shootout AVash. Two detectives were wounded and an elderly resident killed Wednesday following a bizarre shootout at a downtown- area apartment building which caught fire and burned to the ground. Authorities said Jack Mag- was being served with a when he shot the two police detectives and barricaded himself inside his apparently set- ting it on fire. Magney died about five hours after the incident of massive face wounds which authorities said may have been self-inflict- ed with a .41-calibre revolver. The resulting blaze ignited ammunition and gunpower in M_agney's said Sgt. Dick Lovejoy. He said Magney did not actually fire sniper shots at police and firemen who ringejl the building but were kept at bay for about an hour because of the explosions and fire. Police said Detective Homer Hall was shot twice in the chest and listed in ''serious but not condition. Detective William Beeman was listed in satisfactory condition with an arm wound. The estimated 60 other resi- dents of the 30-unit building escaped without injury and a relief centre was set up at a nearby church. Spokane county sheriff's de- partment Detective M. Terry Snedden siad Magney had threatened the life of the apart- ment's manager earlier Wed- nesday the prosecuting at- torney's office drafted a tal warrant to have him com- to nearby eastern state hospital. Sears CORRECTION On pagt 6 ef our flytr that appeared in Wednesday's Aug. 29th the illustration in Body Suit item shoud not have appeared We are sorry for any caused didn't search the vessel when it arrived at the island of Hoa where it was taken after the seizure. Denies charges to downgrade tri-level meet ST. JOHN'S. Nfld. Municipal Aff a i r s Minister H. R. Earle of Newfoundland Wednesday denied charges that he and his counterparts in the other provinces are attempting to downgrade this year's tri- level conference in Edmonton. Mr. Earle was replying in an interview to fr o m Mayer J. W. Bird of Fredenc- ton who charged that'provincial municipal affairs ministers were attempting to scuttle the national conference before it even begins. Mayor president of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and said last week's gathering of municipal affairs ministers in Charlotte- town indicated the ministers had agreed upon common skeptical- approach to the con- was net the upshot of the conference in as I know Mr. Earle said. Although there was some skepticism because of the re- sults of last year's tri level ministers agreed that they should go to another with the hope that it be more he said. Weather and road report SLNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET 6.45 H L Prc Lcth bridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary..... Victoria..... Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina....... Winnipsg Toronto Ottawa..... Montreal St. John's Halifax Charloitetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Phoenix Denver..... Rome Paris....... London Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm Tokyo....... 79 76 81 G7 61 69 67 08 78 58 75 67 74 75 86 M 93 88 63 73 64 79 84 95 83 81 104 86 78 78 66 61 59 7.5 S3 49 49 57 45 .21 34 43 46 53 54 32 .03 51 .01 58 50 .04 53 46 71 63 71 45 .04 58 53 .05 60 74 78 76 .26 62 79 53 61 61 57 57 35 55 77 I Lethbridge Medicine Hat Sunny. Highs 75-80. Lows 43-50. Cloudy periods. A few showers. Higlis 60-65. j Mostly sun- ny. Isolated showers or thun- dershowers this evening. Highs 65-70. Lows 40-45. Showers. Highs Columbia Cloudy with occasional sunny pariods. A few showers. Clear- ing this evening. Sunny with afternoon cloudy psriods. Isolated showers in the after- noon and evening. Highs both days in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Lows tonight in the 40s. MONTANA East of Continental Warm with increasing cloudi- ness today. Scattered showers northv.est partly cloudy east and south tonight. Scattered showers north and a few in the south Friday. Cooler w i t li northwest arly winds all sec- tions Friday Highs today i mosLly 80s. Lows tonight 45 to i 55. Highs Friday 65 to 75. i West Continental Scattered showers north and a few in the south today through Friday. Cooler with northwest- 1 crly winds Friday. Highs today 75 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 55. 1 Highs Friday 65 to 75. GRAIN AUGERS Good Selection still available Flexible Hoppers I 3 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. A'.l remaining highways are in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY and Closing Aden 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 tingsgate 24 Porthill Rykerts 8 am. to Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p Open June ;